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#beacon [!!!]:    Terran Independent: 21 Dead in Terror Attack | Sweeping Arre (Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:33 pm)       BREAKING! United Aschen Empire declares war! (Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:13 am)       [#beacon]: Taiyou Diplomats ambushed! Terror on Niihama. (Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:54 pm)       God-Champion To Face Off Against Mutant Gargantua in The Hun (Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:12 am)       The Terran Independent: Special Issue – The Terran Republic (Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 pm)       [#WCNN/live]: Gambit's Bar Celebrates 12,000 Heroes Served (Sat May 04, 2019 1:09 am)       A Gathering of Corporations and the Rich! (Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:27 am)       The New Records Confirmation Request (Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am)       Upheaval! The UPL has a new Grand Champion! (Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm)       NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE! SPECIAL MINITRU BROADCAST (Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:14 pm)       "All your dreams and desires will be yours, if you but claim (Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:28 pm)       The First Grand Magi Games! (Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 pm)       Solinus City named capital of The Terra Nova Empire (Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:09 am)       Operation Ridgecrest: A Call to Arms (Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:27 pm)       Massing of unknown ships detected leaving doomed system. (Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:53 pm)       Mauhasinan Empire goes Dark. (Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 pm)       An Imperial declaration to Terra (Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:26 pm)       OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE EMPEROR (Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:20 pm)       Solaceon Press Extra! (Thu May 17, 2018 2:05 pm)       Wing City Mayor introduces plan for the Bulwark (Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm)       The New Stickistan Decree (Sat May 05, 2018 1:36 pm)       A Message to Terra (Tue May 01, 2018 12:11 am)       EMERGENCY INQUISITIORAL TRANSMISSION (Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:30 am)       Brave Men and Women of the Aschen Empire Prepare to Deploy (Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:33 pm)       High Priority Vox Transmition: Officers Ears Only (Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:18 pm)       NHK Galaxy - The Empire today! (Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:33 am)       Call to the Warriors! (Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:12 pm)       Solaceon Press: Holiday Edition (Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:37 am)       The Regimental Standard- Guide To A Blessed Candlemass (Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:30 am)       Astrius Academy Starts a Semester...URGENT BROADCAST ALERT! (Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:52 pm)       Origin Opens its Doors at the Festival: New Heroes and Fun! (Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:30 am)       Search Suspended (Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:36 pm)       Regimental Standard: War, More War And Possible War! (Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 am)       Assassination attempt thwarted by brave Confessors! (Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:05 pm)       The Regimental Standard: Taking the Fight to the Legion! (Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 am)       War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. (Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:07 pm)       Regimental Standard: The Dragon, The Mutant, The Xenos (Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:08 am)       A New Power rises. (Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:43 am)       The Terran Free Press (Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 pm)       Regimental Standard: Oppurtunities For Heroism! (Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 am)       Ruulan News: Invasions in Kalos and Robberies in Alola (Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 pm)       Terra Regimental Standard: Rumors and news (Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:24 pm)       A New Light to guide the Mauhasinan Empire. (Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:27 am)       The Terra Regimental Standard! (Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:11 am)       Imperial News Broadcast- Wing City Recreation (Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:19 pm)       A statement from the Emperor. (Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:51 pm)       A Declaration of War (Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 am)       Missing! Prominent Refugee from Aschen Empire assumed kidnap (Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 pm)       Multiple Arson Attacks on WC! Goverment Official Murdered! (Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:43 pm)       Jarrako Downs: Your new home! (Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:59 pm)       Saucers for the Science, Saucers for the Fight (Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:56 pm)       PORTAL OPENS UP IN THE LAZARUS MOON (Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:26 pm)       'Blue Sky' Supership Completed (Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:11 pm)       WING CITY NEWS NETWORK Breaking News (Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:23 am)       ALERT! MISSING PERSON! ALERT! (Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 pm)       RED ALERT: EMERGENCY BROADCAST - MASSIVE QUAKE AND WATER SUP (Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:28 am)       Stepping Towards Independence! Sinnohan Champion Speaks! (Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:20 pm)       The Daily News -- Interrupted (Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:31 pm)       The Bulwark Daily Newsletter. FUCK YEAH! (Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:57 pm)       I.E.E.T.C.A. Special Alert: Look Out for Turritoid! (Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:21 pm)       Skies Clearing in Anistar City (Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:30 am)       LogicRoad Promises Dedication and Aid to Ruula and Illumene (Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:47 am)       Imperial Broadcast: Greenskin Threat On The Horizon (Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:43 am)       New Names and New Regulations (Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:28 pm)       The New Terrorist Threat to the Greater Imperial Hegemony (Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:42 pm)       The Bulwark Daily Newsletter. Or something. (Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:11 pm)       A Sign of Things to Come? (Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:06 pm)       CotC: An Outside Insight - Games and Death (Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:24 am)       Fireknaught Federation: A new galaxy? A new home? (Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:21 am)       Van Leugen Music Fest Returning! (Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:43 pm)       Charges Dismissed Against Actor (Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:55 pm)       The start of galactic reformation. One step closer to peace. (Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:45 pm)       Imperial News Alert (Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:37 pm)       The Princess Weds! Viktoria Kampf and Augustus Khon (Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:36 am)       The Fools Who Fight Crime In Van Leugen (Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:31 pm)       The Birth of The Greater Imperial Hegemony (Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:22 pm)       The Marriage of a Century! Wing of House Erutin and Josef Ka (Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:57 am)       The Terran Independent: Terra's Constitutional Crisis (Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:49 pm)       Thousands Enter, None Leave (Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm)       HellHound Energy Drinks! (Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:33 pm)       Anarchy Reigns, Justice Wanes (Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:28 pm)       Ridgecrest City News (Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:21 am)       CPF Press Release (Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:03 am)       The Terran Independent, Issue Ten (Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:26 pm)       The United Aschen Empire opens it's borders. (Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:23 am)       Armistice declared, CPF Assist reconstruction. (Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:01 am)       Engagement, Elation, Empire! (Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:07 am)       A New Hope (Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:55 pm)       Tabloids Call Out Empress! (Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:39 pm)       INDEPENDENCE GAINED! (Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:02 pm)       The First Introduction to CEDA (Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:29 pm)       East Versus West (Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:01 pm)       Munroe For Mayor (Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:03 pm)       China Secedes; Deadly Sarin Attacks; Drulović Returns (Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:50 am)       A Thousand Mountains Less (Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:18 am)       TERRA DRUG ADMINISTRATION REPORT ON ELYSIUM (Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:45 pm)       Ereb Industries: Reaching for the Future (Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:14 pm)       Re: The In Character News Feed (Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:34 pm)       The Hughes Newsletter (Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:24 pm)       Glorious China sheds the shackles of Terran Unionism! (Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:37 am)       Terran Independent Sub-Article (Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:10 am)       New Friends? New Enemies? (Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:16 pm)       Information Sought, Wing City Digs Out of Mess (Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:50 am)       A Lesser Of Two Evils, But Still Pretty Evil (Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:56 pm)       The Dust Settles Over Terra (Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:37 pm)       Unknown Robotic Creatures Vaporise Mining Rig (Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:17 pm)       The Great Powder Keg (Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:14 am)       New Vigilante In Town or New Competition? (Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:10 pm)       Terrorist Attacks Rock City, Crime Rises, Wing City In Anarc (Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:17 pm)       Gambits TV News Hour PM Edition (Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:05 am)       Prophecy fulfilled, forces mobilizing for total war! (Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:17 pm)       Invictus Opening Doors For Membership (Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:40 pm)       Re: The In Character News Feed (Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:59 am)       State of the Empire speech. (Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:34 pm)       A Message from the Terran Resistance (Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:00 pm)       The Caprican - Aschen Confederation reorganizes. (Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:13 am)       Terran Independent: Rightists Claim Majority (Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:51 am)       Gabriel Taylor Responds To Allegations (Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:57 am)       Miss Multiverse Gets Shot Visiting Upscale Bar! (Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:17 pm)       Taylor’s Casino and Hotel Grand Opening! (Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:07 am)       Enigmatic Presence Infiltrates Galactic Communications! (Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:34 pm)       New proposed armor design for Terran soldiers announced! (Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:37 pm)       Declaration of War (Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:03 pm)       The Terran Independent: The Drulović Debates (Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:17 am)       A New Day Dawns (Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:50 am)       Wing City Breaking News (Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:07 pm)       Terra: Breaking News (Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:06 pm)       An official Communique from the Aschen Government. (Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:33 pm)       The Terran Independent: Is the TIB operating secret detentio (Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:50 am)       War is declared (Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:03 pm)       Declaration of War (Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:56 am)       Fallen Home (Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:04 pm)       Currency Exchange Rates (Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:46 pm)       Kommunikation Abgehört (Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:58 pm)       NCNN - Emperor takes a wife! (Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:34 pm)       Fatal Car Wreck, Fire Westown Wing City (Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:04 pm)       Invictus Openly Recruiting (Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:53 pm)       Drulović Arrested, Charged in Shaw's Disappearance (Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:32 am)       Aschen Sought Terrorist has Flown the Coop (Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:07 pm)       Brisbane Hospital Bombed; Hataf Senior Leader Killed (Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:00 pm)       Allegiance Between Erutin Empire and the Hegemony Cemented (Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:50 pm)       Washington DC Area School and Mosque Bombed by Unknown Terro (Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:31 am)       Adrian Arrival on Galactic Scene (Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:08 pm)       An Attempt to Trade (Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:05 am)       A new dawn breaks. (Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:47 pm)        (Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:35 am)       Transmission Interrupted (Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:04 pm)       The Terran Independent: Terran Naval Commander Assassinated (Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:10 am)       The Caprican - News from the Confederation (Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:23 pm)       A New Resistance (Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:36 pm)       Reborn (Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:57 pm)       NCNN - Imperial Forces mobilize for Glorious Defense (Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:57 am)       Terra: Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Press Rele (Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:48 am)       Massive Sinkhole in south downtown Wing City! (Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:27 pm)       The Terran Independent: Terrorists Attack Tech Con Headquart (Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 pm)       Scatter Shall Rise (Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:31 am)       NCNN - Emperor grants asylum. (Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:06 am)       The Terran Independent: Kendra Shaw Escapes Justice (Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:50 pm)       Strange Graffiti, bridge demolition. WCNN Update (Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:41 pm)       S&H Trade Monitoring extends to the Local Region (Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:40 pm)       Four Terran Hostages Recovered Alive in Mojave Desert (Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:22 pm)       Channel 233, GKTN (Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:33 pm)       The Caprican - Tech Con V Terra (Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:52 pm)       OmniCorp Comment on Tech Con's Accusations (Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:09 am)       Tech Con fuming over Gambit's Bar, Board passes Vogel Direct (Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:31 am)       EGNN Special Report (Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:47 am)       UEF Control Feed... (Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:54 am)       THE TERRAN INDEPENDENT: SEVEN HOSTAGES RETURN... (Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:59 pm)       Imperial Forces are coming BACK. (Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:27 pm)       Lord General in Combat. (Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:37 pm)       Azurians Announce Arrival, Colony Construction, Financial Ai (Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:15 pm)       Terrans Hold Candlelight Vigil for Hostages (Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:29 pm)       Director of Travelers Retires! War Hero Seeks Family Life? (Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:13 pm)       Stromlin Medical Group Announcement! (Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:16 pm)       The Logos Nebula. Fact or Fiction? (Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:37 am)       The Gravekeepers hit shelves Worldwide! (Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:13 am)       The Politico - July Issue (Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:21 am)       Twenty Terrans Hostage (Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:56 pm)       Princess of Underlund Posts Bounty (Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:42 pm)       TNG: Remarks of Prime Minister Cranford to the Press (Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:18 pm)       Hadante General News (Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:25 pm)       WCNN News Update -- Pathogen Strikes WC (Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:27 pm)       The Terran Independent: Parliament Convenes in First Session (Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:43 pm)       Press Release from Hataf (Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:33 am)       Wing City Community Ball (Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:49 pm)       Wing City News Network Signal Hijacked!! (Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:14 pm)       Late-Evening Edition of the Wing City Courier 06/05/11 (Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:24 pm)       Invictus Lift Lock Down On Territory (Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:57 am)       Voice of Aapep (Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:00 am)       A Broadcast from the 'Thoth's Calender' Feed. (Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:43 am)       GodFlower, Nuked (Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:53 am)       GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT (Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:03 am)       Breaking News: Two Attempts on Drulović's Life (Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:35 am)       The Terran Independent: Terra Elects Cranford Prime Minister (Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:56 pm)       The Independent: Obituary for Murder Victim Natalie Schultz (Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 pm)       Guatrau outrage, demands 'heads roll' (Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:51 am)       Drulović Divorcing Husband of 33 Years (Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:32 am)       Wideband Coalition broadcast, unencrypted (Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:42 am)       The Caprican (Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:11 am)       Galactic Standard Bank: Updated Exchange Rates! (Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:19 pm)       Put an end to this travesty! (Sun May 29, 2011 7:27 pm)       Official decree from the Empress of Niihama. (Sat May 28, 2011 11:55 pm)       Foreign Immigration Halted (Sat May 28, 2011 10:04 pm)       Currency Exchange Rates (Sat May 28, 2011 4:15 pm)       BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNMENT CENTER ATTACKED (Sat May 28, 2011 8:36 am)       EGCN News Broadcast (Fri May 27, 2011 4:21 pm)       Official TNG Statement (Fri May 27, 2011 4:12 pm)       Tomas Vergis responds, an official communique. (Fri May 27, 2011 12:52 pm)       Who do these people think they are? (Fri May 27, 2011 9:43 am)       Change in the Aschen Government, Taurons gain majority. (Fri May 27, 2011 1:48 am)       Colonial Flashpoint (Sat May 21, 2011 3:43 pm)       On EGNN Tonight... (Fri May 20, 2011 4:02 pm)       Arianne Drulović Director of Terran Intelligence Bureau (Wed May 18, 2011 11:25 am)       Wing City Power Reports Explosion at Plant 7 (Wed May 18, 2011 2:46 am)       Natalie Schultz killed in the line of duty. (Mon May 16, 2011 2:01 am)       MISSING PERSON: NATALIE SCHULTZ (Thu May 12, 2011 12:52 pm)       Coalition in jeopardy, Allies in doubt. (Fri May 06, 2011 8:41 pm)       Car Thefts Rise (Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 pm)       Confederacy sends colonists out into the void. (Wed May 04, 2011 12:26 pm)       Bounty Notice (Tue May 03, 2011 11:52 pm)       Lord Admiral dies at 93 (Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:10 pm)       Wing City Bank, Local Jeweler Robbed! (Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:19 am)       Terran National Government | Intelligence Bureau Hiring (Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:57 pm)       Rocker Erringer set to “Rush” Wing City Gardens this weekend (Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:43 pm)       UCON recognizes legitimate Terran government (Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:32 pm)       Terran National Government | Planetwide Press Release (Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:30 pm)       Child Serial Killer Takes a Big Time Out! (Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:14 pm)       The Caprican - News from the Confederation (Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 am)       The New Mercury Station of the Galactic Roman Empire. (Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:20 pm)       A Public Announcement from the Montesquieu Neosteel Corp. (Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:14 pm)       Erutin Travel Alert: A-Ok! (Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:13 am)       Cross-Dimensional Gate Opens! (Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:47 pm)       DC and TLF Alliance, the GodFlower Returns (Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:55 pm)       Video Interview With Horatio Castle About The THS (Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 pm)       Drunken Mage Causes Commotion in Bar! (Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:10 am)       SolVogue: Getting Naked With Miss Multiverse! (Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:19 am)       TheTour: Nick Erringer not 'Rush'ing Back Into the Studio? (Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:42 pm)       Trade Alliance Announced! (Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:56 pm)       SolVogue: Miss Multi-Men? (Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:47 pm)       Missing person, Aschen seeking information. (Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:04 am)       SolVogue: Miss Multiverse and the Mysterious Man! (Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:28 am)       BREAKING NEWS: H. RUDOLF SCHULTZ MURDERED (Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:47 am)       No Leads on the Jar Killer. (Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 pm)       Erutin Empire Announces Neutrality; Desires to Open Trade (Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:10 pm)       OmniCorp Pledges to Support Recovery Effort (Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:46 pm)       GodFlower leaves Terran space. (Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:44 am)       The T403 and The TLF (Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:27 pm)       Many on Langara angered, Embargo in place. (Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:15 pm)       Insurgency Inspired By Aschen Destruction (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:45 pm)       Belko-Erutin Relations Established, Trade Agreement Announce (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:33 pm)       A Day of Celebrations Turns Into A Possible Declaration of W (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:05 pm)       Official Statement from the Terran Liberation Front (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:17 pm)       Response to the Democratic Coalition from Hataf (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:16 pm)       Republic of Mutalistan: Terrorism Trials Underway (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:15 pm)       Press Room of the dormant Supreme Court, Wing City (Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:52 pm)       A Warning (Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:29 pm)       Life for a Life (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:49 am)       Democratic Coalition sends warning to Hataf (Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:28 pm)       The Parliament has spoken, Belkan alliance denied. (Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 pm)       First Contact: The Tasiran Collective in Confederacy Space (Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:12 pm)       A National Radio Tranmission from Manjuin (Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:07 am)       News Cast From Terra: Peace (Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:57 am)       Conflict has come to a close, Peace achieved! (Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:57 am)       News Cast From Terra (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:22 pm)       Breaking News: Aschen respond to hostilities on civilians (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:18 pm)       Official Response from the T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:49 pm)       Aschen Government in uproar, Has Roslin lost control? (Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:33 pm)       Conatus Relief populi Romani (Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:38 pm)       Official Message from T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:18 pm)       Ordo Infernus Complete; Military set to withdraw (Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:06 pm)       Wing City News Update (Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm)       Breaking News: Unidentified Pair Declare War on Aschen! (Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:45 pm)       Official Message from the T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:05 pm)       The Invasion Has Begun (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:39 am)       Trouble on Terra (Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:41 am)       UCON unresponsive to crisis on Terra, Authority overwhelmed (Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:26 pm)       A message. (Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:09 pm)       Terran Liberation Front Announces New Leader (Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:17 pm)       (Yet Another) Message from Hataf (Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:16 pm)       Authority announces casualties of attack; 260 dead, 600 woun (Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:51 pm)       Another Message from Hataf (Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:35 pm)       Confederacy fleet arrives in system (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:34 pm)       OmniCorp Offer Clarification (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:16 pm)       Additional attacks rock Langara, Confederation angry. (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:00 pm)       Confederacy Battlefleet sighted on the edge of Sol System (Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:01 pm)       OmniCorp Declare Support for Terra (Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:40 pm)       BREAKING NEWS: War! Aschen Declare a total war on Terrorism (Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 am)       WCN5: Tech Con Bombing, L.A. Explosion, Tahira Ali, Aschen I (Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34 pm)       A Message from Hataf (Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:58 pm)       Republic of Mutalistan: Twelve Charged in Bombings, Three Ha (Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm)       EMERGENCY BROADCAST: Violence Erupts Across Wing City, Bombi (Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:08 pm)       Economic Highlights: OmniCorp (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:48 pm)       Embassy Shootout! (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:31 pm)       Terran Star Hospital Bombed (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:02 pm)       UCON announces allegiance to sovereign Terran government. (Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:08 pm)       Breaking News! (Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:02 am)       KABC News: Xindhi Constructions in Louisiana (Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:11 pm)       HATAF JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:34 pm)       Terran Liberation Front Makes Treaty with Aschen Nationals (Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:47 pm)       TRANSMISSION FROM AN ARAXIAN FRIGATE (Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:07 pm)       NEWS FLASH: Pokemon Attacking Humans (Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:46 pm)       The Coalition shall never fracture. (Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:53 pm)       Combat Operations Suspended (Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:29 pm)       Confederacy comdemns actions of Terran Ambassador... (Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:20 pm)       War, Aschen forces mobilize - Combat operations set to comme (Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:56 am)       Central News Service Breaking News Broadcast (Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:08 am)       Tauron Protests Increase, Civil war imminent. 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Setting

Unova is divided by two rivers that lead into an ocean to the south of it. These rivers cannot be surfed on, with the exception of the river directly below Village Bridge. It divides Unova into central and eastern peninsulas and a western landmass. These three landmasses are connected by five bridges, the Skyarrow Bridge, the Driftveil Drawbridge, the Tubeline Bridge, Marvelous Bridge, and the Village Bridge. The eastern part of Unova is further divided by mountains that makes a southeast part and northeast part. The southeastern part is important to Trainers who want to compete in the Pokémon league since two Gyms are located there, but the northeastern part is not since there are no Gyms there and it mostly has tourism, as evidenced by the amount of people speaking foreign languages. Further away from this bundle of towns is where the Pokémon League is located. Interestingly, the northeastern part is the only place in the region to find Pokémon species foreign to Unova outside of Swarms. The central peninsula of Unova consists of the two largest cities in the Pokémon world, Castelia City and Nimbasa City, as well as Opelucid City further north, all of which contain Gyms. Every bridge in Unova connects to the central part of the region from either the east or west. The western side contains medium sized towns and more varied landscapes but it also has three Gyms there, making it another destination to visit for any Pokémon Trainer.

Unova is a mixture of urban and rural land. The region features fifteen settlements which reflect the diversity of the region.

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Unova Wilderness

The Wilderness of the Unova Region is large and varied. (Inquire within for a better description)

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Unova Wilderness is a part of Unova.

1 Places in Unova Wilderness:

31 Characters Here

"Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer [431] "Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Maxin Shepherd [155] "To the borders we have yet to cross!" {DECEASED}
James Pentil [69] A Sinnoh trainer that's been over a few regions
Roxie the Virbank City Gym Leader [39] "AAAAAAH! You dim-witted...dense...dumb...daft...dippy...dorky...doltish DOOFUS!"
Janice Lacroix [38] A fit and athletic daughter of Dr. Nendal Lacroix. She enjoys the pampered and privileged lifestyle, but manages to still be a Trainer nonetheless, supporting her father.
Ivy The Meganium [37] The meganium is a kind and wise pokemon who was once part of a cruel trainer's team. She knows theses moves: Outrage, Aceint Power, Solar Beam, Giga Impact
Melaine Diancie [33] An antagonistic Diancie that seeks to control Ruula as its Crown-Princess following her own corruption by powers unknown. With her jewels as dark as her heart is, her ambition knows no bounds.
Diamond Royal [27] "Don't make fun of my name"
Tinora flamer [26] Pokemon trainer with her 6 pokemon Charizard/Dragonite /a Raichu named Lightning/Houndour /a pokemon egg and a Totadile
Glamour [21] Glamour is a high ranking Z-Force Commander and Florges who's well known for her bizarre color scheme and design that makes her catch eyes. She works with and alongside a strongman named Rekt.

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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As Melaine parried more blows, she took note of the bone breaking apart and smiled.

Now, witness my true power!


Immediately, Melaine began charging energy as a shadowy aura enveloped her. As Lucy tried to kick her, she'd find that her attack was ineffective against Melaine; a barrier glimmered when struck, revealing itself to Lucy. This same barrier glimmered as the Close Combat attack occurred, with each blow unable to strike Melaine, though the blows did push her back marginally so.

Once Lucy backed off, Melaine covered her mouth with one of her hands in a classic pose, letting out a piercing and pompous laugh that reverberated with powerful echoes.
O~hoho-hoho~!


At this moment, a powerful shockwave of energy emitted from her in all directions, knocking out the remaining Pokemon owned by the other Trainers as well as the Trainers themselves, with Marissa and the Electivire's trainer both being blown into a crystalline structure in the arena. The other two Trainers and their Pokemon were also sent flying into the arena walls. The Trainers barely seemed conscious as they recalled their Pokemon and tried to prop themselves against whatever structure they had found themselves beside.

The new girl who had equipped a Battle AR seemed unaffected by the shockwave, though her dress was billowing quite profusely as the wind and shockwave rushed past her. She did smile and noted the charge her display showed.

As the dust and smoke cleared, Melaine hovered in place. Slowly but surely, Melaine would float toward Lucy. She used PokeSpeak in clear and concise form as she addressed the Lucario.

How pitiful. To showcase how the old ways promoted weakness; it seems that is your purpose. You stay with a Trainer who submits to a system of rule that is outdated, and your potential is hurt by it. You could be so much stronger and so much more, but no. Here you lay with a Human, no doubt in more ways than one, and it disgusts me. In more ways than one. Well, look at what that has gotten you? Now he is hurting, and you can't do anything. Weakness! Your ties to the old ways have made you soft as they have every other Pokemon and Trainer in this world! Now, let the public see in full! Weakness such as yours shall have no place! We will unify and advance into the future all the stronger! Let me begin first...WITH YOUR PRECIOUS TRAINER!


With a dark giggle, Melaine stopped before Lucy and raised a hand to swat the Lucario aside with her palm. The strike was fierce and had a lot of power in it for such a small slap. With Lucy hopefully out of the way, Melaine advanced on Diamond, looking down at him.

The old you dies now. From it, a new shall rise. A new that embraces all the potential contained; a new that the old cannot deny!


Melaine picked up Diamond's body and held it before her with Telekinesis as she created a sword of shadow energy in one hand; a short sword that seemed designed for stabbing. Lifting it before her, she turned the point toward Diamond, as if to stab the sword into his torso.

Thus begins your new life; one of strength and progression! One that lives into the future the way life should!


As she brought the blade into Diamond's torso, a phantom wound was created, though it felt much like the real thing. The blade did not damage Diamond, though, creating instead a searing pain that began to quickly spread throughout his body as a slimy, squirming feeling moved within his very being. Eventually, as Melaine's hand reached his chest, a final push of energy buried the blade inside of him as the shadowy energy dispersed across his entire being, enveloping him.

From Diamond's perspective, he could only begin a mental struggle to resist the corruption that was nagging away, trying to shut down his capacity for emotional connection and close the door to his heart. A cold and bitter world just inches away from consuming him. When he allowed it any ground, it began breeding the desire to serve and follow Melaine; unfeeling beyond the need to be strong and showcase it. It was a dark mindset that severed the old and embraced the new.

As Melaine tossed Diamond back onto the ground to writhe and fight against the corruption himself, she turned to face Lucy.

Now, to deal with you. Soon, you will join him in realizing your true power, and your place in the future of this world! O~hoho-hoho~!

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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But as Queen Melaine remained poised to strike, a small glimmer would catch the top left corner of her eyes. The glimmer grew brighter and brighter very rapidly and by the time she could glance that way to see what it was, it was already upon her. A burning ball of fire crossed in front of her...an inch in front of her face.

The ball of fire continued on it's path, smashing into the ground and rolling forward, carried onward by it's own momentum. As it rolled on the ground, it slowed down, leaving a trail of fire behind. Eventually it stopped, the ball of fire diminishing to a small flame on the rear end of something...something with a chimp-like shape. Orange fur covered it's back as it stood from the remnants of the Flame Wheel it had just conjured. It paused for a moment, as if taking a breath of preparation, before turning around and facing the Diancie.

He wasn't too intimidating on a surface level. He was small, standing at about a third of Queen Melaine's size with none of the extra adornments she carried. As to be expected, the fur on his back matched that of his front with exception to the cream-colored patches across his belly, hands, feet, and face. His ears were abnormally large and the top of his head was a swirl of fur. But it was the eyes, a crystal blue that pierced as it seemed to stare through her, that was slightly unnerving. Calm, but not dismissive. Intense, but not aggravated. Confident, but without hubris. He wasn't smiling, nor was he frowning. He seemed to be...studying. Studying her. Studying the others in the arena. Studying the arena itself. Studying everything.

And he started to move, walking with a calm step. As he did, he took his gaze of the Queen and stared at Lucy. Now a soft smile crossed his face.

"Thanks for weakening her," he acknowledged, expressing his gratitude, "You and your friend fought hard. I can take her from here. But right now...you need to leave." He motioned towards the writhing teen, "I know you'll want to save him, but that's not going to be possible right now. You need to be safe and you need to rest. You may be the only one who can bring him back around, and you'll need to be stronger to do it. At the very least, not hanging over the edge of unconsciousness. Trust me...you'll get your friend back soon enough." He gave her a wink, as if telling her there was more to the statement than the words implied.

By the time he was done, he was already standing in front of the Lucario, in between her and the Diancie. Now he turned around, staring at Queen Melaine again. This time, it was the same kind of stare he had given Lucy...soft and mild. The smile never left his face as he stepped forward.

"Hey there, Melaine," he greeted, "I don't think we've met before. I'm Crimson."

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Melaine leveled a gaze at the small Chimp Pokemon.

Crimson... That is a nickname! Yet I see no Trainer. Quite the mystery, this unevolved Chimchar is.

We have not, Crimson, though you appear to know me already. I must admit, that is impressive; Pokemon of your status typically do not concern themselves with such advanced thoughts.


While she spoke, the reporters in the stands tried to fix their cameras. The precursor energy charging Melaine had done had short-circuited all the cameras and broke them. Melaine paid them no mind, especially as the new girl walked forward, bowing to Melaine.

Crown-Princess. It seems the media members you invited are having trouble with their equipment. Shall I order repairs?


Negative. That all of this was not recorded was perfect. My order will be, however, that you see fit to ensure those media peasants who bore witness here in attendance remember nothing past the destruction of their equipment.


As you command.


The Trainer bowed once more and turned to release a Hypno and a Beheeyem. The two seemed unusual and didn't look quite normal. Their posture and expression were far more hostile, and they immediately turned to face the Trainer, though they did not express any form of reaction or indication of acknowledgment. As the Trainer gave them, and the other Trainers under Melaine's command, orders to move on Melaine's task, Melaine returned her attention to Crimson.

Now then, I am quite certain you didn't come here just to say hello! You stand before the 1st Crown-Princess of the New Ruulan Empire, Melaine Diancie! Your words and actions as of this moment forth will set the standard of our conversation to come!


The posture she assumed was quite magnanimous, but also underlined with all kinds of insulting undertones oozing from it. It was clear she was exerting a Pressure of some kind as the flashing lights raining from the sky intensified briefly, and that the display was intended as a warning. She was currently unarmed.

Simultaneously, the other Trainers (bar Diamond and his Pokemon) who had come to the island found themselves being restrained by the other Trainers and Pokemon under Melaine's command. Then the media members were next; their number quickly being surrounded and restrained as well. The Trainer Melaine apparently placed in charge was quite quick with her Hypno and Beheeyem in carrying out her mind modifications.

Melaine was keeping her cold and bitter gaze fixed squarely on Crimson. The overwhelming malice and hatred he could feel in her gaze were barely held back by her regal bearing and her own calculating ambition. She was awaiting a response, but it was clear that even a small misstep could be dangerous.

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Lucy glared at Melaine as she approached, yelping at the smack, sending her flying to the side with a cry. She stares through pained, squinted eyes, tries to crawl to stop what was about to happen. "N-no... Diamond.... S-stop, please...." she squeaked out towards Melaine. She returned to her normal evolution in a flash of light. Her body convulsed and she coughed a few times, blood landing on the ground.

"Diamond!!!" she screamed out, watching him be implaed by a blade of shadow. Tears filled her eyes and she gasped. She felt an emptiness now. Her connection to Diamond was there, but his to hers was not.

Diamond was too weak to struggle, but he did manage half-concious glare at the Diance lifting him up. His entire body tensed up as he was pierced. Consciousness flooded back to him, and his eyes snapped open in pain. He grabbed onto her wrist and tried to stop her from sliding the sword in deeper. He was surprisingly strong for a mere human, but then, Adrenaline did wondrous things for humans. But alas it wasn't enough, and her hilt met his chest.

Hitting the ground, his body writhed and convulsed as he fought with every bit of his being to keep himself normal. It wouldnt be long before blood-curdling screams burst from his throat in pain and fear. It doesn't take long. Maybe only thirty seconds before the writhing stops, and he lays still. The Aura around him is now cold and heartless.

He rolls onto his back, and stares up at the ceiling. Lucy crawls over to him, nudging his shoulder. "Diamond. Please tell me you're alright!" she begged. He nudged her paw away.

"I am fine. You are weak, and need to rest." he replied coldly. Lucy's breath hitched in her throat at his tone. This wasnt the Diamond she knew. This wasnt the shy boy she grew up with. This was... something else.

He stood, and looked himself over, then brought his heartless eyes to Melaine. She was still his greatest obstacle. But now? It was for power that she stood in the way. He could change that. He could overthrow her and claim the throne for himself. He would gain enormous power in doing so. But to get to that point?

His expression was neutral, but he turned to fully face Melaine, and then knelt before her. Pledging his allegiance to her in doing so. Lucy remained on the ground, unable to stand on her own. Her trust of Diamind was still intact, so, while she hesitated for a few seconds, she swallowed hard, and bowed her head in submission as well.

What a twist.

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Crimson's grin grew slightly wider and he looked away from the Diancie as if he was sheepish. Her passive-aggressive comment filled through the air like an announcement, but he took it in stride. He had heard many similar comments before.

"Well, I do tend to be the odd one out," he explained, "Kinda like you. It's not too hard to find someone who leaves such a massive...uh, footprint...everywhere she goes. And you were on the TV anyway. So I think everyone knows who you are and what you're about."

As he pointed towards the cameras, he took note of the actions her henchmen were taking, grabbing hold of every spectator in the area and wiping their mind of the events to follow. He had to ponder the queen's choices here. She had made herself public on every news facet in Ruula, grabbing the eye of anyone who wanted to know what was going on and captivating her crowd with her fearsome power. She wanted her name to spread like wildfire throughout the world. She wanted fear. So why was she wiping the minds of these onlookers? And why was she doing it now? Did she perhaps see him as a threat to her position of power?

He dismissed the idea in his mind. It was fine. It was as much an advantage for him as it was for her.

At the same time, he noticed the fallen human...the Lucario's companion. He had gotten up on his own accord, no longer writhing nor screaming. His face was deadpan and stoic. His eyes were enshrouded in malice and cruelty. And he bowed to her presence, pledging his allegiance with her. What did intrigue him was the Lucario's actions immediately following, taking up his side and standing by him, even though the morality within her was screaming not to. As much as his heart sank by this action, he did understand why she had done it. He could sense the anguish in her eyes, the tears of frustration she was fighting to hold back. The bond between a human and a Pokemon was extremely strong, after all.

Just please don't allow yourself to be corrupted by this shadow energy...he thought in his head as the Diancie asked him what he was doing here capped off with a carefully worded threat to punctuate her sentence.

"So then, let's not step off on the wrong foot," he calmly said, "I am here to talk about a few things, mainly. I'd prefer not to fight, seeing what you've done and what you could do. However, I am also aware that this whole shindig is an invitation to combat, and if you'd wish nothing more than to showcase your power against me...I guess I can hold my own for a little bit. Maybe give you a better fight than you've had previously. But then again, it seems like you're already packing things up, ready to move on to the next step in building your Ruulan Empire. So I leave it up to you, Melaine."

He stood there and stared right into the eyes of pure malice, an energetic vibrancy dancing around in his eyes. The orange-yellow glow from the flame behind him contrasted against the purple flashing lights falling around them, giving him his own air...his own courage.

"Do you wish to talk, or do you wish to fight?"

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Janice Lacroix

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Melmetal laid its fists to bear on Unfezant but did not address the charging Luxray. As a Haxorus replaced the fallen bird, Raijin had his moment to shine, his final electricity laden charging tackle slamming into the Melmetal with a level of strength that left the large Steel-type unsteady. Then, the Melmetal collapsed backward, knocked out. Janice returned it to its ball as Haxorus performed a mystical, if not powerful, little dance.

This is absurd! Ugh! Fine! I'll get serious with my last one then!


As she said this, while a Glaceon replaced the Luxray, the TV behind them showing the fight between Melaine and the Trainers suddenly lost signal, right after Melaine unleashed a large burst of energy. Seeing the signal loss, Janice giggled.

Well then! Seems we're about done here! How wonderful it is that she can show all those weaklings her true power. Now you get to experience it too! This will be a slaughter!


Turning to face James and Touko, Janice fetched her third Pokemon and released it.

This is fun, Slaking!


From the Poke Ball, the Lazy Pokemon emerged in all of its slothful glory. The large, bulky, ape-like bipedal Pokemon was quite an imposing sight, being almost 7' tall. Most of its shaggy fur was brown, matching the semi-circle pattern present under its eyes. Its face, chest, hands, and feet were all lighter in color, and its eyebrows were thick and jutting. It also had a large and pink pig-like nose. Around its neck was a white collar of fur that extended over the top of its head before ending in a smaller tuft, and it had large, five-fingered hands and two-toed feet.

Something seemed slightly off about this Slaking, however, despite its posture of lying on its side in a truly disrespectful display of not caring about its opposition. It almost seemed more malicious and stronger than others of its kind. Janice held a confident smirk and assumed a more powerful posture in her stance, tapping a heel to the floor.

This is where your little investigation here ends!


Janice took initiative, running over to her Slaking. There, she quickly administered an X Sp. Defense.

A bit of this, your special resilience strengthened... Now let's enjoy the show!


With a graceful backflip, the athletic Trainer returned to her original spot as she awaited the moves of the Haxorus and Glaceon.

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Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Salticidae

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The woman walked up to Radegast, until she was standing directly before him with her unsettling smile.

Of course they deserved it... Tee hee hee~! I exist, so they deserved it~!


The woman didn't seem stable, but she was able to speak coherently.

I also do intend to break out of here... If you are security sent to stop me, then we'll come to blows. I can always use fresh bodies~! But, if you aren't security sent to stop me, then perhaps you help me escape, tee hee hee~! Come on, you can trust me to be a good little bug and not cause any trouble, right? Riiiiiiight? Hee hee hee~!


After a short giggle fit, she gave Radegast an expectant gaze.

So we escape, yes? Together? Hee hee~! I'd hate to have to kill you too. Yes, I'd hate that a loooooOOOOOOooooot! Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Janice Lacroix

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Skadi looks back at James as Janice uses another item. James didn't seem too happy about losing Raijin. He was glad that Melmetal was down, but not happy how it had to go. He was a little distraught over it and sent out Skadi instead of Vasuman, a mistake.

"Don't be getting sloppy now! It had to happen. Let it go. Make this look purposeful. Ok. Slaking. You know this guy. Just a fat lazy Normal type," James thought in his head.

Shirona, having noticed from what emotions she sensed from the Slaking, decided to speak aloud with some worry, "J-James! That's a Shadow Pokemon! It's heart's been closed! Be careful! It might strike you too! On your guard as well Ms. Emiko!"

"W-Wha? Oh come on, as if this wasn't hard enough, I have to deal with that thing punching me? Alright. Skadi! Use Hail! Let's get some cover going."

"Gooweeo!!"

The Glaceon cried out to the sky and clouds started forming before releasing their load of hail. The storm seemed to cloud Skadi's position a little bit as well, giving her some extra cover.

"Let's see what you got in store, Slaking."

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Janice Lacroix

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"James, you and I are going to have words after this about the fact that you apparently have a talking Pokémon," Touko deadpanned. "Another Shadow, huh? This place must crank them out as weapons. I can't allow this. Juggernaut, use Dragon Dance! We're going to smash their hopes of ruling the world right here! Then follow it up with a Superpower!"

Haxorus raised his mighty tusks into the air and let out a roar as he powered up, before using that gathered aura energy to put it into a single mighty blow right into the Slaking's exposed flank. Such was the force of the blow that not only did its boost dissipate, but now it was wide open for a counter-strike.

What are the tabloids going to be like if the Kalosian champion busts out one of these monsters? That's a PR nightmare I do not want to have to deal with right now. Touko's mind was racing, jumping between one thing and the next. The TV just went out. Janice has a Slaking that apparently had its heart closed. Radegast was a Gallade. And now a Gardevoir was talking to her. Even by her standards, this day was insane!

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Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Salticidae

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Radegast grit his teeth as the nauseous aura grew stronger with her approach. There were similarities between them, that much even Reggie could tell. But there was something terribly wrong in this girl’s case. Their genetics were definitely an amalgam of human and pokemon, but this girl seemed… forced, rushed, unstable, like she might melt into liquid ash if she so much as chilled out for a microsecond.

Even so, Radegast felt torn on whether the people in this laboratory deserved what they got. After all, they did create this… thing… and that deranged beast in the previous room. This laboratory was clearly violating the balance of nature with such demented projects… but were all of the workers evil, or just supporting families? Was it a means to their own end, or were they as evil as the projects they worked on? Radegast couldn’t possibly know, and he had an inkling of an idea that neither did this girl. For a moment, he didn’t really have an idea of what to say. He was about to turn to Elder to ask what he thought.

But Elder wasn’t there. None of his friends were there, only himself and what essentially boiled down to a family butler. I see no shame in being a butler, Reggie reminded the armoured Gallade. Do you think this one can be reformed?

She did just murder people… people who have done clearly horrible things… it’s hard… Two wrongs didn’t make a right; it stood to reason even more couldn’t make a right neither. This entire situation was a complete disaster, and he should’ve just kept his distance from the whole facility and waited. That was all in the past now. What mattered is he make it out in one piece, with whatever could possibly be salvaged.

“Well, uh… I wouldn’t want either of us to kill or be killed,” Radegast replied carefully as he stole a glance at the bodies and feeling sick to his stomach. He had come across dead pokemon in the wilderness, but nothing so… extreme. He forced a gulp and continued, “If anything… it’d be nice to have your help in stopping Melaine.” He wasn’t sure if this girl knew Melaine, or what she thought of the so-called Shadow Queen. Maybe there was potential in directing this girl’s penchant for violence towards someone her own size? If Radegast couldn’t find intel, maybe he could acquire assistance. Hopefully she knew something as well, the best of both worlds.

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Melaine did not change her tone or posture as she responded to Crimson.

O~hoho-hoho~! As I stated once, "Your words and actions as of this moment forth will set the standard of our conversation to come." Talking is inherent in this understanding. I permit you to speak your piece, Crimson, and shall deign to choose thus to talk. However, as I wish to honor and respect your boldness before me, your clear superior, we shall hold our discussion in a more proper environment. A damaged arena is ill-fitting for non-combat, is it not?


Turning to face Diamond, she continued her speech to Crimson.
To you, Crimson, I shall speak with to your liking in two days. No more; no less. Bring whomever you wish to bring with you for such a discussion, for they shall all be welcome. I know you have plenty of friends who work alongside you, and I will not do them any disservice that I would not visit upon you first. Use the two days to prepare accordingly; return then to this castle where we shall parley. Now begone!


Turning away from Crimson, Melaine extended a hand toward Diamond, speaking more words with her attention now on the corrupted Trainer.
As expected... I receive your display with full acknowledgment. To be in service to the New Ruulan Empire, you are hereby recognized, Diamond Royal! Serve with all your might to advance the goals of the New Ruulan Empire, and to unite all regions under the name of the 1st Crown-Princess, Melaine Diancie!


She then levied a smug and cruel grin toward Lucy. She switched back to PokeSpeak, making it clear she was addressing the Lucario.
{ Insubordination of any kind will be punished accordingly. Do not disappoint me. } O~hoho-hoho~!


Following her speeches, she turned to the adviser from before.
Aerys. I leave the cleanup of the arena to you. Once all parties have been attended to, please escort them off the island, then report to the throne room. I must discuss our next steps, and prepare us for a discussion with that curious Chimp.


The adviser girl bowed.
It shall be done as you request, Crown-Princess. Shall I inform the others of the meeting at the throne room as well?


No. I shall have Lady Chandela inform them and assemble them. You focus on your work here. I am entrusting a great deal to you. Make sure Diamond Royal is also assimilated into the ranks appropriately and that the Lucario will not be troublesome.


Crown-Princess.
Aerys lifted her head from her bow and returned to her usual overseeing posture.

--

Melaine took her leave of the arena, returning to a small chamber somewhere within the castle. As she gazed upon an assortment of various lockboxes and other chests, she grinned, confident in her next actions.

So, using the media to spread a positive image is too tiresome. I cannot keep the facade up for long. I must set a path for us to achieve the goals I have set. Those who would side with us shall be fairly treated...and those who resist shall be treated fairly. That would be a good starting point. Yes, I shall begin the organization of all here and now, and ensure my power will be uncontested to all. Everyone will unite under the banner of the New Ruulan Empire! O~hoho-hoho~!

The weather around the island intensified, and the seas surrounding the island became supremely disturbed, with large crashing waves and rough waters. The flashing lights increased in frequency and intensity as they rained down. The castle itself seemed to only reinforce its structure in the weather, the shadowy crystals forming its entire design shifting to accommodate its growth. The castle rose to truly be something one of a kind, almost becoming its own location.

--

Inside the throne room, Melaine would hover in the spot designated for her. She had had a "throne" of sorts produced for herself, a fanciful and tasteful frame of dark that highlighted her as she hovered in place. Before her, several Trainers and Pokemon were bowing. To her left side, her adviser stood alongside a hovering, ghostly, grass spirit-like creature. To the right side hovered a small crustacean-like creature with electrical sparks running through its pinkish body, with a pair of antennae that lit up at the ends; itself alongside a handsome young man dressed impeccably well.

Melaine began.

To my loyal subjects. Today is the day we begin the first steps to establishing the unification of all regions under the New Ruulan Empire! We shall present ourselves to the world as a power to contest the hated and backward "UPL"! Any who would side with us shall be fairly treated...and those who resist shall be treated fairly! Let us make our move!


As the groups in attendance gave cheers of approval, Melaine smiled as a flash of shadowy lightning cracked, thunder rolling through the area.

O~hoho-hoho~! O~hoho-hoho~hoho~! O~hoho-hoho-hoho~hoho-hoho~! O~hoho~hoho-hoho~!

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Crimson waited as the Diancie rattled on, using her words to distinguish herself as the upper echelon. He had to stop himself from rolling his eyes when the words "your clear superior" escaped her lips. Not even Neeko had been so narcissistic. But he understood her motives, for the most part, and he understood why she carried herself in this sort of light. It did remain to be seen whether it was her own ego that was talking...or the shadowy energy possessing it.

Regardless, he got the information he needed. Two days. Parley. Meet up at the castle. He was hoping to talk to her here and now, but it seemed like she had other matters to attend to, so that wasn't going to be possible. The Chimchar considered pressing her to try and speak now, but before he could act on the notion, she was already turning around and leaving. The adviser was walking towards him to escort him and everyone else that had shown up off the island, presumably to Castelia. He held up his hand to halt her.

"I know where the door is. Thank you," he politely declined and started walking that way. He stopped when he reached Lucy and muttered to her, intelligible for everyone else's ears but her own.

"I know it looks bad, but you've got a good position on the inside. Just do what they tell you and try not to get corrupted. I've got a plan and it's going to work. Just hang on until I can execute it, alright? Don't lose hope."

Crimson passed one more smile her way, encouraging and proper, before continuing his walk, out of the arena, through the hall, and then out the front gate. Making sure no one was watching him, he let out a short, shrill whistle. The Pelipper that had dropped him into the stadium now flew on the outskirts of the castle's edge, skimming the choppy water beneath him. The Chimchar waited patiently for the bird to fly close, then reached out and grabbed one of the legs. The Pelipper seemed to take the weight in stride, flapping his wings harder and harder until they started gaining altitude. And then they were off, heading in the direction of Castelia City.

He had two days to prepare his words and he would take every minute of that as long as she was offering.

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Character Portrait: Diamond Royal Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar Character Portrait: Melaine Diancie

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Lucy was shaking with fear and rage, but she said nothing to either pokemon who spoke to her, just nodded her head as she struggled to remain on her hands and knees, next to her Master.

Diamond stood as he was acknowledged, and nodded, bowing once more. "Of Course, My Lady." he replied to her. "You'll be pleased to know that Lucario will be no problem. I will see to that." he added, not knowing what Melaine was saying to Lucy, and not having a way to understand. But based on his new position and her willingness to obey, he could hazard a guess.

Lucy nodded again, ensuring her loyalty to Diamond, and by extention Melanie. At least for now anyway. After a moment, Diamond turned his heartless gaze to Lucy.

"Can you stand?"

Lucy shook her head. She was too weak. Nodding, Diamond reached into his bag, withdrew a pokeball, and pointed it at Lucy. "Return." A red glow covered Lucy, a tear dropped from her eye, and as she vanished into the pokeball, the teardrop hit the ground. He paid no heed to the chimchar who talked to Lucy before he returned her - didn't even grace it with a look.

Later, while Melaine gave her little speech of overthrowing the UPL, Diamond stood off in the distance, his eyes aglow with a purple Aura of malice. His arms crossed over his chest. He left half way through, and went to where Lucy lay, resting and healing from her battle with Melaine. He looked over her, his heartstrings pulled one last time, and he turned away, walking away.

She'd find him when she was strong enough.

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Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Salticidae

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To help you defeat the undefeatable? You really do set your ambitions high! I'm super-excited now~! Tee hee hee~! I suppose I can stick with you a bit longer~! The food will be all the tastier if I share it with someone... Hee hee~!


Turning her body toward one of the walls of the room, she let out a crazed, wrathful scream as she struck at the wall with an intense tackling ram. As she charged the wall, a shadowy aura surrounded her, and anyone who could sense power would sense a sudden and intensive spike in hers. A surge of overwhelming proportion that resulted in her bashing blow tearing a hole into the wall, creating an exit to the outside. After charging through the wall, the insect-lady tripped, meeting the floor face first. With only frenzied giggles, she stood herself up, almost completely unharmed, save for obvious minor bruising on the visible portions of her body.

After her outburst, it seemed the power surge she had faded completely, back to the controlled and dim scale.

Let us run! I'll tell you what I know as we go... Lead the way! Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!

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Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Salticidae

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Reggie didn’t say anything, but the feeling in his mind was not lost for Radegast: Are you sure about this? The armoured Gallade recalled the notes he had looked through. The closing off of emotions in pokemon, like forcing an adrenaline surge to bring out 110% of a human body’s strength, or who-knows-how-much for a Pokemon. Logically, the cure would be to carefully unlock those same emotions.

It didn’t take a trainer to be able to do that. All it should take is a friend. What friends need is a chance to be a friend. As he steeled himself with that hope, he looked to the girl. “While we’re out there, we don’t kill. Got it?” Radegast had no plans to say otherwise, but one little rule like that shouldn’t be too hard. “Knock-outs are fine, but nothing permanent.” At the same time, he extended a psychic probe to try to reach Touko. However, between the shielding in the walls and the uncertain location of Touko, Radegast couldn’t exactly send a message.

The next best thing would be to stick around from a safe distance. “For starters,” Radegast jumped the fence effortlessly and slipped into the woods. “Let’s keep an eye on the aftermath, see if there’s more to this lab and the people connected to it." He hid amongst some foliage and watched the now-smoking laboratory. "In the meantime, what do you know about Melaine’s power?”

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Rachel Lacroix Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Janice Lacroix Character Portrait: Salticidae

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Having lost the fight, Janice returned the Slaking. Before it could even move, the Haxorus drew power from its mystical dancing and let loose a powerful attack that could not be resisted. Looking aside, Janice's heated glare sent her scientist partner fleeing the building. She rolled her eyes and addressed James and Touko.

Mmmph! Damnit! You looked so awfully weak, and yet you broke them all! Hmph! Clearly, I was going too easy on you.


Janice adopted a fighting stance of her own.
Then I'll show you! I'll hit you with something even stronger!


Before she could act, however, Rachel's voice cut in.
That's enough, Janice. Today's a day we simply write-out of the books. You must retreat so Lovrina can analyze and recount the information she has salvaged. There is no use defending this facility any further.


Rachel walked into the room, approaching James and Touko. Her oversized sleeves were hanging loosely at her side while her deadpan look gave no indication of what she was thinking at that moment.

But, Raaaaaachel! They need to squashed like the bugs they are!


Retreat now, Janice. You can't win against a Champion and someone who can stand on par with one.


Furious, Janice stormed out of the building. Even her walking speed was fast, and she gave off an intensive air as she left. Rachel gave a neutral smile, perfect in revealing absolutely no information, equivalent to her deadpan look, while simultaneously giving off an incredibly smug attitude.

I fixed her. For now. Lovrina, as well as your companion, Dreads, have already left the building too. I'd recommend you both leave as well. I've forwarded some documents of interest to you, Touko. My father saved logs on his Holo Caster that I was able to collect. Check your Holo Caster messages when you have the chance. If you have any extra questions, Xtransceiver me.


Shaking her head, Rachel raised what was her arms to her side. The sleeves of her jacket awkwardly hung limply at a point just above where the elbows should be. Her smile changed to one of a fake genuineness.

I only shared those documents with you so that you can provide us with new insights based on your observations, as my father enjoyed collecting third-party opinions through their witness. I apologize that I cannot offer you any actual assistance in overthrowing the plans set in motion by my father's experiment, as I cannot betray his trust as his daughter. I also cannot recommend that you take extensive notes on Logs 6, 18, and 44, and I entirely advise against searching the locations mentioned in Log 15. Definitely, do not bring any of this to Dreads' attention under any circumstance, and as far as anyone is concerned, you know for a fact that I am certainly involved in it all.


Was this a coded method of sharing information?

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Outside, Radegast received an answer from the girl hiding with him as she now sat awfully close to his side.

It's absolute and delicious to think about if what the scientists said is correct! Tee hee hee~! She's untouchable without having an advantage on her, and even then, her defenses are monstrous to overcome... Hee hee~! Not to mention she is said to heal off any damage she does take, and she is completely unaffected by effects that do not directly do damage to her... Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!


As she shared, she seemed to be resisting an urge to place her hands on his armor. She continued speaking.

Hee hee~! She also gets stronger every time she faints an enemy, and she can manipulate the weather with shadow energy to a degree stronger than expected. Her power also stems from powerful structures called Crystal Obelisks. They supposedly are constructed in various locations across Ruula, according to the scientists... Whoa! Tee hee hee~! She is also apparently permanently Mega Evolved, and she can access Z-Power and can enter Burst Mode... So said the scientists before I killed them! Tee hee hee~!


At this time, a scientist fled the building and area by having an Abra teleport him. About a minute later, a girl also retreated, though unlike the scientist, she released a Pidgeot and took to the skies on it.

Despite this, the woman he was with looked away momentarily with a slight blush. Her enamored look of astounded awe and absolute psychopathy couldn't properly tear itself away from the armored savior she sat beside, not at least for more than a few seconds. Her hands lightly reached forward to feel his armor, taking in the sensation. She didn't know who this man was, but she could already feel a kinship of some kind with him, twisted as the feeling and idea was. A knight in shining armor perhaps? She was also sharing so loosely with him, a stranger. She felt odd inside.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Rachel Lacroix Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Janice Lacroix Character Portrait: Salticidae

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"Of course, Champion Rachel." Touko gave a nod, affording her the respect consummate with her station. Now was the time to be building bridges, not burning them. "I shall take your recommendations under account and begin my analysis immediately."

As if on cue, her Xtranceiver started ringing! The brunette picked it up right away.

"Moshi-moshi....What? Lenora's being called to the League?...And there's a challenger waiting?...Understood. I'll be there right away."

She turned to Rachel, James, and Shirona. "Thank you for your help, everyone, but duty calls. James...you are kind to your Pokemon, even to a fault. The time for war is approaching. I know you have a keen mind in there. You must learn to accept making compromises and sacrifices...a wise person once told me that if one side had all the answers, there would be no argument. As such...seeing as I keep running into you, James, consider yourself deputized. I got official business to take care of, but after I take this challenger, meet me at the Unova League and we'll talk details."

Among the million thoughts swimming through her head, one shot through like a clarion call. Don't you fucking dare die on me, Radegast...wherever you are.

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After the battle, James sees Janice ready a combat stance and he jumps in front of Skadi and gets into one himself. His was more of a street style, nothing refined. He was not letting this chick win with dirty tactics, even though he disliked the idea about hitting a girl. Luckily, he didn't have to go against his gut because Rachel stepped in and waved her off. Relaxing, he returned Skadi to her ball and turned to listen to the Kalosian Champ. And soon after, Emiko started talking to him.

"Meet you at the league? Augh, I didn't buy a map. Dammit. We'll follow you, alright? Shirona, how you handling the paralyze? Need a berry?"

"I'll be fine. Just get Asuka up and we can head off"

With a nod, James brings Asuka out, who didn't look like she could stand very well. James took out an herb from his back and Asuka looked a little downtrodden at it but nodded weakly and ate it. Within moments the bitterness perked her back up. With some coughing. James returned her to her ball afterwords.

"Sorry about that, Asuka. I'll get some poffins when we get to the league. We're good to go, Emiko. Let's head for the League. I'll wait in the lobby, and Rachel, thank you for the info. We'll keep you out of things."

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: "Lord-Regent" Radegast the Trainer Character Portrait: Rachel Lacroix Character Portrait: James Pentil Character Portrait: Salticidae

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Radegast processed the information provided as they hid in the brush. Scientists retreated, and Radegast took note of the look of some of them. Usually they would be evacuating in an orderly fashion. This appeared to him more like a total scattering. The last time he had seen such movements en masse were with Team Trebuchet, the criminal organization.

Perhaps this laboratory was not officially working on some of the FUBAR things Radegast had witnessed.

“Thank you,” Radegast replied genuinely. Despite himself, he gently pat one hand on the girl’s head, “It’s honestly appreciated.”

Radegast did finally spot Touko, James, and Shirona leaving. With a solid view, he extended a mental probe as far as he could and dropped her mind a quick message. “Radegast here. I got a lead, something about Crystal Obelisks scattered around Ruula. Something about being a source of Melaine’s power. I gotta make a rendezvous, and then look for them.”

He wasn’t entirely sure if he should mention the unstable girl he found himself allying himself with, but the last thing he needed was others trying to figure out what he already figured out. For now, Radegast crawled deeper into the forest until he could stand up without being seen, and then started moving away from the laboratory- hoping she would follow his lead.

“I’m Radegast, by the way,” he added to the girl, “What’s your name?"

Emiko Touko has left the area, heading north into Unova League.

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Salticidae seemed pleased with the acknowledgment she received from Radegast.
Tee hee hee~! Well then, Radegast~! My name is Salticidae! If that's too hard for you, you can call me Dae-Dae~! Hee hee~!


She followed Radegast in the brush but kept a low profile regardless. It seemed, like the Ariados she seemed to be connected to, that she was able to be an ambush hunter incredibly well.

We should try and find one of the Shadow Crystals... But they are dangerous~! Tee hee hee~! They warp everything around them, and they can corrupt you if you aren't careful! Lock your heart up tight, tight, tight! Hee hee~!

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(Collab between ClockworkTowers, NeverEndingFlip, and HolyJunkie)

The two of them weaved through the sticks and leaves of wilderness, well off the beaten path, down ways where even the most stalwart Rangers rarely go. A haphazard and thick tangle of brush and foliage, covered from eyes in the sky by verdant canopies. It was a wildling's dreamscape, broken only by the presence of leather and plate, and by the respective "wrong" organics. Much like the grove shown to him by the family of Gardevoir he encountered not too long ago, the place seemed like someplace he was never meant to see.

By this time, the situation at the lab would likely have been completely locked down. Radegast didn't really know how the police worked anymore, given that the government could allow such a laboratory to exist in the first place. If anything, he wasn't certain about anything relating to the world of humans anymore. Did his family know? In the old generations, the Reginalds were those who sought out corruption and laid it low with smiting strikes from their pokemon.

Was... was dad right? Had the family grown weaker since Gregorovich? Was this the sort of thing the Family stood up against? He always thought the stories of his ancestors were romantacized to a point. History was written by the victor, after all... but were the things they did so important after all? Dammit, focus. Obelisks. Crazed science experiment-turned self-proclaimed dictator. One thing at a time, Radegast.

"So these obelisks, they're like a source of Melaine's power, yes?"

The Crystals are! The Obelisks defend them... Hee hee~!


"Right, so... uh..." he paused for a moment in the middle of nowhere. "How do I find the crystals? Or how does anyone find the crystals? Is there a way to like... track them?"

As I said before, they warp everything around them, so you'll see the environment change drastically! Hee hee~! Tee hee hee~!


The woman giggled and then continued.
The area surrounding a Shadow Crystal is all scary and stuff. The ground loses its color; dirt takes on weird brown and pink colors, while the grass and bushes begin to wilt and turn a sort of purple and black color... Tee hee hee~! Water sources nearby become bad too with a purple and white colored obscuring film! Hee hee~! Drinking the bad water hurts and burns as it goes down. Also, also! Rocks nearby begin to turn a purple and black color, sort of becoming like crystals themselves. Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~! Tree trunks start to become crystals too and turn a purple and black color. The leaves become like the bushes and grass do. The air changes too! Tee hee hee~! The air around a Crystal is stale and coarse; like inhaling hard dust-like particles with every breath... Hee hee~! They leave a burning sensation in the nose!


The woman giggled more, and seemed excited as she spoke of them.

Radegast stared at her for a moment, then nodded briskly. If only Suros were here... he thought. The Talonflame would easily be able to spot such off-colour terrain for miles. Goodness knows they won't make any decent progress by running through the wilderness, hoping to stumble upon the locations. "In that case, we're gonna head to Castelia. I've got friends there, and they'd wanna know what you told me."

If we return to the city, I'll need to keep a low profile, okay? Hee hee~!
The woman then seemed shocked for a brief moment.
Oh, I forgot to mention too! I can sense the Crystals... Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~! I feel their call; the energy courses into me when they are nearby! It makes me feel all tingly and goooooOOOOOOoooood! Hee hee~! Tee hee hee~! I can lead us to them, okay?


"Even so, it'd be good to let my friends know."

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Through the foliage, they would eventually see a few orange-yellow lights peeking through the gaps. The thick forest suddenly gave way to a massive urban sprawl that began abruptly, like a grey wall shunting all the greenery out. Already they could see cracks in the wall...alleyways covered with trash and debris that led deeper into the labrynth of the concrete jungle. The orange light they had initially noticed were street lamps, glowing towards the end of the alleyways. Very few lights were on inside the actual buildings, indicating that it was a very late hour.

As they crossed into the cityscape, the spider-like woman with Radegast seemed to downplay her own stingers, adjusting their hanging position to more resemble clothing, as if part of an outfit. Her Pokemon features were also downplayed to look like accessories, creating a cosplayer image that she could reasonably make pass with. Given her initial amazement with the city and its size, it seemed clear she had never been in one such before. Her shocked expression was particularly endearing as she held her hands up in an astonished fashion.

Too big! Much too big! Are all cities like this? Rural towns aren't quite so mazey... Hee hee~!


Radegast's own armour seemed to match in a cosplay-style look. One strange-looking person was a weirdo to be avoided, while two strange-looking people were harmless hobbyists. At least, that would be from the perspective of random civilians strolling through the city. Castelia wasn't that crowded city anymore; the streets were noticeably wide and clear. It was unnerving like the exact opposite of claustrophobia; it reminded Radegast of old human buildings recently abandoned to be reclaimed by nature. The old mart in Alola was a perfect example of that, and one he was very familiar with.

"Every city has its own layout," Radegast replied, "I think this one's the largest in the region. We should be careful not to run into any patrols." Speaking of patrols, they seemed oddly absent. Much like the weather, the shadow pokemon of before seemed to have retreated to somewhere Radegast didn't know. However, he couldn't know if they were entirely gone or if this was simply a trap meant to leave travellers at ease.

Radegast didn't want to find out for sure, which was why he and Salt were clambering down the sides down towards the Eastern shoreline- the rendezvous point- where the Lapras may be waiting underneath the Skyarrow Bridge. That was his hope, as fleeting as it was given the amount of time he had spent away. Radegast saw that the rendezvous point was completely clear of life, save for random fish jumping out farther across the wide river. No Lapras, nor any Guild members. Radegast stretched his shoulders after the climb and sat down on the shore. Well that's a bust... Maybe if I find a Pelliper, I could send a message? Or-

The Argislash's eye jerked, and Radegast felt the sudden ping from the shared sense. There was someone close by besides Salt. Radegast snapped to his feet with trained speed and readied his shield as he tried to detect the third party that seemed to be watching them.

Salticidae seemed confused, clearly unaware of what Radegast's action were for.
Hee hee~! Are you okay?


It was then that a feeling of excitement welled up in her. Something was off, and she could tell. She proceeded to move to Radegast's side and readied her own stingers, adopting her usual primal and crazed stance as she did so. Pigeon-toed and hunched over, the raised stingers and hands, as well as the flashed smile of sharp teeth, were very spider like.
What is it? What is it? A Shadow? Can I kill it? Let me kill it! I'll kill it! Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!


"No killing," Radegast replied quickly, "Please." He then projected his mind to Reggie. What do you see?

It's hard to tell what with the shadow auras around. It seems to be trying to blend in, but I do sense a general direction. Radegast turned towards that same direction. He didn't like the implication, but at least there weren't any guild members around to be caught by this... Unless this presence was the reason there weren't any guild members around. "Hey man, care to show yourself?" He called out.

The Gallade would be surprised to discover that his callout had worked, prompting a response from the shadowy figure around them. Unfortunately, the Gallade would also be surprised to discover that his callout had worked, as the response was a sword propelled from behind them, launched directly at the armor-clad Pokemon. It would be a blur of motion through the air, striking him in the lower back.

What immediately followed was a Cinccino rushing towards Radegast, blinding speed and Shadow-wrought fury in it's eyes. He sprang forward and started striking him with several Tail Slaps. Each one snaked through his shield and sword that fused Reggie and struck him without a miss. While most Cinccinos has smooth, silky hair that struck sharply, this one has rough and unkempt fur, each strand like a serated edge that dug into the leather. Through the collective work of Skill Link and Technician, this would do significantly more damage than the move usually allowed. However, Radegast would be far from out of the fight.

"Guh!" Radegast rolled backwards to try to get out of range. He released the sword to hover in mid-air so he could feel the damage. The punctures didn't quite penetrate the tough leather portions of the armour, but it still hurt like hell.

Apologies, Reggie chimed in Radegast's mind, The aura seemed to be covering a wide area.

No worries, Radegast's gaze followed where the Cinccinno had gone. He had stepped back a couple of feet, sword in hand, looking at him with menacing eyes. "Wait a minute... Radegast's jaw opened beneath his helmet as he recognized the sword, particularly the engraving on the hilt. It was hard to make out from so far away, but the pattern of the letters was recognizable.

"Property of Maxin"


"Liam?" Radegast spoke up. The last time he saw that pokemon was... well... the last time he saw the trainer. What a time for a bad memory.

The Cinccino suddenly roared in rage at the mention of the name, blitzing at him with a Shadowy Aura engulfing him. Almost like a switch flipped, Radegast's legs moved before he could think, and a burst of psychic energy sent him off to the side to dodge the Shadow Rush. "Liam! It's me, Radegast!" He knew in his heart that it probably wouldn't work due to the nature of shadow energy, but he couldn't bear the idea of raising arms against one of Maxin's friends. Not like this.

But to his surprise, Liam stopped. His head twitched, as if a thought had crossed his mind...a thought he didn't seem to take well. The name appeared to stir something within him, as if prodding a vase on a shelf. But like a flash, it was gone and the cold stare was bearing down on the Gallade once again.

"You left me," he hissed, harsh and venomous in tongue. What else came from his mouth was a flurry of Bullet Seeds, shooting from a medium distance to add a few more hits.

"Excuse me?" If he recalled correctly, splitting up was Maxin's idea, and he was against it in the first place. His shield snapped up for the bullet seeds to ping harmlessly off from."Dude, stop! Let's talk!"

Salticidae stayed put as she watched the initial trading, and almost seemed excited when blows were landed.
Why talk?You should just kill! Tee hee hee~! If you want to call it quits, Radegast, I'll take over then! Though...


She made a thinking pose.

...he is a Shadow. I guess I could kill a Shadow, but it won't be as fun... Hee hee~! They don't make funny noises as they bleed out! Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!


"Absolutely not," Radegast barked. Though the frustrations broiled within over the past few months, he still couldn't wish for Zane to die, let alone Melaine. "Liam! I didn't leave! Maxin sent me away! I didn't want to go!"

The Cinccino continued his onslaught, despite the protests. He thrusted his blade forward, holding onto it this time as he attempted the stab. Thrust attacks were easily parried, which was exactly what Radegast did with the shield. He didn't capitalize on the opening, instead opting purely for defensive maneuvers. Liam did not hold back, taking the extra time and using the momentum of the parry to spin and swing the blade with tremendous force, this time aiming for the hip. This time, the armoured Gallade's body weaved backward alongside quick footwork, but Liam persisted, Shadow Rushing forward to slam into him.

Though his body moved automatically thanks to the harsh training, his mind was swirling. Skyva tried to make him promise something impossible. His refusal meant he broke no promise... was it better, or worse somehow? Maxin was gone- Margriet confirmed as much. The Rebellion were to blame. "Please stop!" Radegast begged. He never left Maxin... if anything, Maxin left him. Radegast was left with knowledge of some plot to drag him toward some destiny. He died believing in this nonsensical idea that he was anything special. And for that matter... "I never left Maxin..." He then realized: "He sent me away... and then he left you..."

"SHUT UUUUUUUUP!" Liam suddenly roared in a voice that wasn't even identifiable as his own. An explosion of black and white power suddenly radiated off of him, a cosmic surge rushing through Radegast and Salticidae like a strong wind. He immediately dropped his sword and dove at Radegast, his wisps of messy hair strands striking him like lightning bolts. If his attacks hadn't been powerful before, these attacks felt like they were more than double in strength and velocity. What had dented and slightly scuffed Radegast's leather armor before now tore through it, shredding into him and doing significantly more than blunt damage. The shield and sword automatically moved to cover Radegast's vitals, but it was clear that the berserking Cincinno was simply that overwhelming. Radegast couldn't hear himself think.

His anger at the world, his frustration at destiny and the people around him who think he's important, the people who want to kill him just to say they did; so many terrible things happaned to him so recently just because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Something within him- something within all creatures- began to well up in a way that had never happened before.

Watching the fight to this point, Salticidae remained in her ready stance, ready to defend herself if need be. Hearing the conversation between both sides told her she shouldn't really interfere, but as Liam's attacks continued to threaten Radegast, she began feeling bothered. As she watched Liam fly into a rage she could identify with entirely, she realized clearly, if only for a fleeting moment, that she, no, Radegast, was in mortal peril.

Hurght! Mrurgrt!


Clutching at her head, Salticidae began twitching and making weird noises, almost as if she was seizing up. This was followed by her own stumbling. As Liam's attacks kept getting more intense, Salticidae began putting words together.

Y... Y... You...


Then she flared. Her aura revealed itself in full as it exploded with a similar white and black wave of energy. Her power was intense to behold as she let herself go entirely, a crazed look crossing her already unsteady face as her eyes took on a hot pink glow while her exposed skin and outfit took on a white and blue/violet sheen.

YOU FILTHY RODENT! ONLY I GET TO TORTURE HIM! HE IS MINE, AND MINE ALONE! STOP ATTACKING HIM! STOP IT! STOP IT! STOPITSTOPITSTOPITSTOPIT!


With a disgusting crick and a snapping noise that wasn't natural or healthy sounding, Salticidae hissed and made a threatening posture with her stingers and arms, as if rearing to attack like a spider would. Then gagging sounds could be heard as she bent her head sideways before filling her mouth with an overflow of sticky threading, with her hands oozing the same substance. She then locked her gaze on the two before her and fired jets of thread from her hands and mouth, in an effort to cocoon them and separate them.

MRGRHHGHMMPH!


Despite the thread spewing from her mouth, she was still trying to speak anyway, it seemed.

The screaming only seemed to flood Radegast's senses even more. From beneath the visor, the faint glow began to grow brighter and brighter. Radegast clenched his teeth in growing frustration and primal fury.

"ENOUGH!"

As he felt sticky webbing rapidly wrap around his legs and torso, the Limiter-clad hand snapped up to grab Liam by the neck. He shouted wordlessly as he squeezed tight. As he rose, the Limiter began to crackle with more sparks than ever before, the elbow blade seemed to extend longer, where the unusual veins began to throb. As this happened, Radegast felt a tremendous pressure within that arm. With yet another wordless shout, he desperately mentally willed himself to try to release that pressure- no matter what. What resulted was an immense blast of kinetic energy that launched both Liam and Radegast away from each other. The force sent a billowing cloud of sand into the air and a ways out into the water.

The blast knocked Radegast's helmet off, and would have sent him spiralling into the cliff wall had Reggie not caught him.

For a spell, Radegast's train of thought was completely inert. His jaw hanged agape, as his eyes were glazed over. He had experienced adrenaline spikes before, but nothing like this. With a blink, His lucidity returned, and he barely registered just how heavy he was breathing. Radegast felt at his right arm. For a moment, there was no sensation, until a wave of pins and needles rushed up and down the entire limb, and he cringed in pain. He glanced to the arm to find that the webbing had been blown apart by the blast, as well as the padded sleeve. The revealed arm appeared oddly pale, but not in an unhealthy way. The strange purple veins that crawled up the elbow blade seemed somehow more red. However, he did notice the colouring slowly revert back to something more normal for a Gallade.

"What the f..." Wait.... "Liam!" He called through grit teeth, "Liam are you alright!?" He didn't see where the Cincinno went amid the kicked-up sand.

Salticidae stopped spewing thread when the blast occurred, allowing her to raise her hands and shield herself. With heavy breathing as her aura remained the flared white and black color, she focused herself and her senses, using Focus Energy. She seemed agitated still.

Saying nothing, she slowly began advancing toward Radegast. Her posture seemed hostile, especially as she kept raising her stingers and hands in a spider's usual way. However, he'd feel no danger from her despite her body language. Was there a hint of concern?

Upon reaching Radegast, she loomed over him for a moment before hissing with a crazed, murderous look in her already unsettling eyes. Somehow, she looked ready to attack, but was entirely passive...almost as if fighting against something inside her.

She then knelt down beside Radegast, slowly reaching her hands forward toward him, and more specifically his arm.

YoU'rE hUrT... hE hUrT yOu... I'lL fIx It FoR yOu...


Almost as if on some sort of autopilot, giggling all the while in an unsettling manner, she gagged and twitched as more silk spewed from her mouth. Her stingers were in a primed and ready to attack position as her hands began wrapping Radegast's arm in the cushiony thread almost as a makeshift bandage wrap. She even used a Potion, spraying it onto the threads as she wrapped them around his arm.

In truth, Radegast was nervous, even if Reggie's shield and sword remained wrapped around his body protectively. The single eye of the sword watched as the unstable girl did something unusually kind. "Thank you," Radegast spoke up as the potion- though it stung like all hell- washed some of the pain away beneath it. He was almost grateful-

Tee hee hee~¡ If He TrIeS tHaT aGaIn, I wIlL kIlL hIm... Hee hee~¡ Tee hee hee~¡


"Please don't," Radegast flatly replied. The gratefulness completely vanished with the threat of killing Liam, "He's like you, a victim of circumstance." With a grunt, he stood up. Despite his words, Radegast prepared a Psycho Cut with his left arm, just in case, "Everyone's got their story."

As the cloud of dust and sand finally settled, they would see Liam lying close to the water's edge, lying still on the ground. With his left arm supported by the hovering blade of the Aegislash, Radegast stumbled over to the Cincinno. He picked up the helmet on the way. "Liam?" He called as he approached, "Dude, I'm so sorry." There was no response.

Reggie's voice echoed outward, "Hard to say sorry for something that had never happened befor-"

"Shh-" Radegast interrupted, "Liam..." He stopped at minimum safe distance, though Reggie's shield remained pressed over his torso. But Liam didn't respond. He didn't move, apart from his chest rising and falling. He was knocked out from Radegast's energy blast.

"This one feels the same as our companion," Reggie noted, although Radegast couldn't not know by now. He was very familiar with the aura of shadow power at this point, though it wouldn't allow him to track such energies beyond a few metres.

"Yeah," The more he had to live with it, the less he liked the idea of shadow power. If it resulted in things like this... it wasn't worth the increase in strength.

Salticidae watched the situation carefully as her body began returning to its normal appearance, losing the alternative colors it had taken on. The white/black aura faded and her eyes returned to normal as she suddenly fell to her knees, panting.

Hah... Tee hee hee~! So tired. Radegast is safe, so it is fine... Hee hee~!


She slowly stood back up, though her body showed signs of battle damage that seemed rather intense. Her outfit also looked as if it had seen better days, with torn patches leaving parts of her body exposed, revealing more of her figure...and of the strange Ariados-like patterns tattooed across the parts of her normally hidden. Whatever power she was using, that Liam had also used, apparently was harmful to them when being used. She walked over to Radegast's side and looked toward Liam.

I won't let him hurt you. If he tries, he dies! Tee hee hee~! Hee hee~!


Looking down at her torn outfit, Salticidae seemed minorly upset.
I'll need to fix fix fix this right up! Perhaps with a needle... Tee hee hee~! Can't have others looking or touching after all. You can look and touch all you want though, Radegast. Hee hee~! Tee hee hee~!


Going back to studying Liam intently, she nodded.
So... Anyway... What do we do with him? If I can't kill him, then you have another grand fabulous idea?


His silence indicated a train of deep thought, of passing ideas between himself and the ancient blade and shield that fused with him. You know Liam likely has done things too... Reggie's voice echoed in his mind.

That's not the problem.

What is?

Why am I helping these two, but not helping the Marine, or Zane, or Lucy?

An interesting question... But who do you think can answer it?

Radegast didn't respond. After a moment, Radegast reached into the leg pouch and produced a small brass-coloured object. "Could you tie him up? Just in case," Radegast asked to Salticidae.

Tee hee hee~! Sure thing!


Salticidae was quick to make work of wrapping Liam up with thread, though her gagging sounds could have been done without. Her speed was impressive at spinning the silk into a proper wrapping, cocooning Liam until only his head was exposed.

So who gets the first shot?
Salticidae seemed anticipatory as she began sewing the tears in her clothes.

"We're not using him as a sandbag," Radegast spoke slowly. He made sure he didn't see anything, of course. After Liam's unconscious form was snug as a bug, Radegast then applied his sole Revive. This time, Radegast opted to keep his helmet under one arm.

When Liam came to, the black and white aura immediately returned. His eye popped open, a hateful glare taking in his surroundings as he realized what had happened and where he was. He almost immediately began to struggle against the web, but to no avail. His eyes rested on Radegast, and his temper stopped short. Seeing the strange face in front of him acted as a trigger, calming him down. The black and white aura faded slightly, his temperament all but spent. But his first words to the Gallade were just as harshly spoken as before, albeit subdued.

"You're not Radegast," he spat, glaring at him.

"You're not Liam neither- not the Liam I knew, not the Liam Elder, and Suros, and Rage, and everyone else knew." Radegast replied, though his expression was melancholic. Radegast tilted his head, and grit his teeth, "It's such shit, what the Rebellion did- what they're doing. But..." He tried to raise the bandaged arm, but it was still heavy with weakness. "I thought you were going after them too. What happened? Why are you here, with this... shadow stuff?"

He turned away, having been convinced through his words that the Gallade in front of him was indeed the human he remembered. But as Radegast asked him the question, he whipped around, a snarl on his lips.

"How about we back up to that night...that night that Maxin died. That night where he was somehow killed for covering YOUR mistakes. And you somehow got off with no consequence...no concern in the world for him."

"Who said I got off with no consequences?" Radegast grit his teeth in turn.

Liam simply went on, "No, you just carried on. You left this place behind and found somewhere else to explore. You didn't just leave Maxin...you left Skyva. I had to be the one to find her. I had to be the one to tell her what happened to him. I had to tell her because I had to WATCH IT HAPPEN!" The black and white aura was returning as he shot those last words at him like venom.

Radegast dropped the helmet to the sand, and jabbed one stubby Gallade finger. "You see this? This is a living nightmare. I shouldn't even be here taking this shit from you. You're spouting off how this is somehow my fault. What the fuck did you expect me to do, huh? Some human kid, fight off the Rebellion, save Maxin's life?"

"Well, it didn't seem like much of a problem for him to you," he retorted.

"I was against splitting up! but apparently I've got some fuckin' destiny bullshit- Fuck that!" Once more the sparks emerged from the limiter, but this time, he grit his teeth for a moment. "It didn't seem like a problem to you, huh? I must have a real good poker face then. You know what happens when I panic? Everyone panics too. I've always been the glue holding my friends together. I had to be strong- I always had to be strong. I thought I was strong enough, but then... There's more out there than the Psychic Rebellion... and they all want me dead. I wish I could've taken Maxin's place... but if I did, maybe he'd be in my position, taking shit from someone like you. I would never wish that for anyone."

As the two began to argue, Salticidae slipped away, intent on giving them space to let them solve their troubles. She was getting bored of it all anyway, and had been wanting to let loose some of her pent up aggression. It wasn't long before she found herself tackled by an unseen foe a short distance away from Radegast and Liam.

Radegast stepped away for a moment. His mind burned with frustration. "I'm still just a kid. Maxin was a kid. I'm some abomination now..." The words seemed to pour out haphazardly like a hose. "I just wish Elder were here, at least..."

As Radegast paced around, Reggie unfused and began hovering in front of Liam. The single eye seemed piercing. After a moment, the Aegislash spoke to Radegast. "People and Pokemon die all the time."

"That supposed to make us feel better?" Radegast asked.

"No." Reggie replied, "It is foolish to think either one of you have any fault in Maxin's death. The fault lies with no one but the one who pulled the trigger, the one who had the willingness to consider two young boys enough of a threat to warrant murder. I am not sure how times have changed, but last I checked, killing children is the mark of a psychopath."

Well that described the Marine and Zane perfectly. Radegast pursed his lips and took a deep breath.

"Well, you still ran away!" the Cinccino was writhing in the bound strings, "You still ran away afterwards! You didn't come back for him! You didn't come back for me..." his voice trailed off as the final word slipped out, almost like a broken whisper. He shook his head violently and suddenly, as if trying to physically worm the thought out of his mind. The black and white aura subsided more and more until it disappeared entirely. He was now looking straight ahead.

"Well..." Radegast wiped a tear from his face as he faced away from everyone, "I'm here now..."

"That doesn't mean I forgive you," his voice was monotone.

"I don't need your forgiveness," Radegast replied quietly, but loud enough for Liam to hear. "I just need time... I need time to get stronger, so I can..." Radegast couldn't finish the thought. He deeply wanted to pay Zane back with interest, but he couldn't bear the thought of the permanent solution, "Stop the Rebellion, stop the ones who killed me, stop... I need to get stronger so I can go back to the way things were. A-And if you try to stop me, then... I'll... I'll just have to stop you too."

If Reggie's eye could blink, it would've blinked in response to Radegast's words. Instead, Reggie silently wrapped its paper-thin arms through the armour suit once more, and the fusion was whole once more. Radegast turned once more to face Liam. His eyes looked more red than blue, but he kept his jaw clenched. "I don't believe in destiny besides the one you forge."

Liam's eyes were dark as he looked back at Radegast, sighing once, "Just stay out of my way and I won't kill you."

"We have common ground then," Radegast somehow managed to pull a smirk. It was the faintest shadow of a smirk, but a smirk nonetheless. "Salticidae, would you cut the web, please?"

No answer. She was nowhere to be seen. Salticidae was not present with them, though the sounds of battle could be heard a short distance away, along with a recognizable and manic giggling fit.

Liam passed Radegast a look, his sarcasm dripping, but not in a nice way, "Nice friend you got there."

"Yeah..." Radegast pursed his lips, "I just hope I know what I'm doing."

"I would say that is a bad omen." Reggie quipped unintentionally.

"Hush." Reggie's blade hovered a short distance from Radegast and gently cut through the webbing to free Liam. After the blade returned to his back, Radegast headed over to Salt's location. "Salt!" he called, "I said no killing!" Yesterday, he never thought he'd ever call out something like that.