Re: Mount Freeze
January? ?th 2011
Entry Number: 4
Days Since departure: ?
Status: Warm; enough food: 6? miles away
Pokemon Caught: None
Pokemon Seen: Houndour (1), Staravia (12 approx.), Pidgey (1), Nidoqueen (1), Ursaring (1), Abomasnow (1)
I awoke in a small warm bed, in a wooden room. My head and limbs felt heavy. I groaned and stirred slightly. The room was spinning and went in and out of focus. I had no idea how I could have gotten into a building. I was miles from the nearest civilization.
The second thing I thought was, “Where’s Jolteon?” I couldn’t see her at all, but then again, I was so pained, that she might have been right in front of my face. I tried to say that, but all that came out was, “Gwa klea.”
Someone else in the room stirred. She said something. I recognized the voice as an old man or women’s voice, probably a woman’s. That’s all I could tell, with my head being so disoriented. Something small yellow sprung out the corner, and landed on my chest. The thing began licking my face, in a way that I knew only Jolteon would. I grinned weakly. There was a humming sound that suddenly filled the room.
Almost instantly after the humming began, and an extremely fragrant smell filled my nostrils. It smelled like ancient herbs from China or India. I recognized them instantly, as that was where I hailed from. The smell of roses, and fresh air lingered with the scent of the herbs. I smelled different types of trees and grass, and I even got a whiff of some fruit that I thought was an exotic fruit like guava or mango.
As suddenly as the smell had come, it left leaving me good as new. I sat up on the soft bed, and started around the room. It was filled with nothing more than a single chair and the white bed that I was on. The chair was wooden, and sitting on it was an elderly woman. She was ancient and looked as though she was decomposing before my very eyes. Not a pretty sight.
Jolteon came into focus. She looked exactly the same as before, looking absolutely ecstatic. She sat on a part of the bed that I hadn’t occupied.
On the old woman’s lap was a small green and white hedgehog. I had never seen any Pokemon remotely like it. Its eyes were a deep blue color, and the spines that should have been on its back were green and leaf like. It had a kind face, and a single pink flower sticking out of it, just above its left ear.
The old woman spoke. Oddly, her lips did not move when she spoke “Good morning, peculiar one,” she said in a cool, high pitched voice.
“Morning,” I muttered back. “Thanks, for everything, but why am I peculiar? What have I done?”
“Shaymin has helped you. That is peculiar,” she said. Her lips moved this time, in a raspier voice. The voice was different, completely. It was odd
I assumed Shaymin was the hedgehog on the woman’s lap. She was odd, so I decided not to contradict her. Instead I asked her, “How long have I been here?”
“Three days,” she answered, in her high pitched voice. I realized that this voice was not the woman, but Shaymin. Then, she snapped, in the same voice, “Why have you angered Mespirit?”
“Who is Mespirit?” I asked.
“The beast that lives at the peak of Mt. Freeze. She controls the forest, and the mountain, and all the Pokemon in it. You angered her.”
“How would you know?” I snapped.
Shaymin is a legendary Pokemon,” the old woman answered back, in her raspy voice.
“I think it would be best if you left now,” said Shaymin.
“I don’t think that will happen soon,” I said.
The legendary hedgehog scowled. “Then Mespirit will kill you, the same way she almost did last time you had left the hut. Except I will not save you next time. Realize that the Pokemon in this forest are controlled by her.”
“I’m not leaving still,” I said stubbornly.
“Fine,” said Shaymin. “You will eat these plants then, sleep, and leave first thing in the morning.”
A pile of carrots appeared on my lap, and Shaymin disappeared. The old woman walked out of the room slowly. I believe I angered Shaymin. I do not believe that this was wise, but it must be done. I would not be leaving this forest now. I might be able to take Mespirit. Even if I do not, and it proves to be impossible, I will die trying.
With that thought, the last of the carrots was crunched up in my mouth, and Jolteon and I drifted off to sleep in the small hut of Shaymin.
January 12th 2011
Entry Number: 5
Days Since departure: 10
Status: Warm; enough food: 6miles away
Pokemon Caught: None
Pokemon Seen: Houndour (1), Staravia (12 approx.), Pidgey (1), Nidoqueen (1), Ursaring (1), Abomasnow (1), Shaymin
I woke early the next morning and left. Shaymin had retrieved my pack, and I gladly picked it up, and left the wooden home. The second I stepped outside the door, a cloud of white fog rolled through the forest as if propelled by an unnatural force. We were blinded for a split second, and then the fog was gone. So was Shaymin’s small wooden house.
The home had been situated on the banks of a small river. The same one that Nidoqueen had fallen into a couple days ago, however that was far up stream. The forest was loaded with tall trees, and the ground was covered with a frosty snow.
We followed the river up stream. The source must have been Mount Freeze. The river was flowing no, and it was the only sound as we walked further and further into the depths of the forest.
I thought I saw silhouettes of monkey like Pokemon running through the tree tops. There was screeching in the distance, like a band of them, rallying them selves up. I dismissed it as something petty and small. They would not come after me.
The river kept snaking through the underbrush. Every step we took led us deeper into the forest, and it kept getting colder. Blocks of ice appeared in the river, and the snow on the ground got thicker. The canopy above started to look far more white than green now. I noticed that the underbrush was thinner. The more we walked the less of small plants we saw.
Eventually the both of us were shivering a bit, and snow had begun to fall. Jolteon groaned miserably, and we ducked into a small cave. The river seemed to flow through it as well. It was far thinner here, than it was when we were back at Shaymin’s small hut. It was only natural.
The river seemed to flow through this entire cave. I decided to sleep here, and finish the quest later. As I closed my eyes, I thought I saw a large blue-ish bug fly across, but I’m sure it is nothing dangerous.
January 13th 2011
Entry Number: 6
Days Since departure: 11
Status: Warm; enough food: 4 miles away
Pokemon Caught: None
Pokemon Seen: Houndour (1), Staravia (12 approx.), Pidgey (1), Nidoqueen (1), Ursaring (1), Abomasnow (1), Shaymin
We awoke in the same cave, and started going forward again. The cave was dark, damp, and rocky. The rock walls seemed to go on forever in either direction. It was boring. Nothing was changing as we walked. I suspected that this might just be luring us into a false sense of security. I tried to keep my guard up, of course, I let it down. The lackluster walk through this cavern was sapping my senses.
Of course, at around midday, (I think), there was a massive explosion, blowing out the left wall. The entire cavern shook, and stones fell from the ceiling. Out of that wall stumped out a giant monster. It roared, and charged.
It was a deep purple color, with a single long horn atop its head, and long floppy ears. Spins ran down its back, down to the purple tail. The horn was lowered, glowing a sickly green, and pointed at us. With every step this monstrous Nidoking took, the entire cavern shook.
“Stop it with Hidden Power!” I yelled at Jolteon.
Jolteon ran up in front of my, but she tripped, and slammed, face first, into the hard ground. I yelled, and ran to her aid, but Nidoking was still charging. In seconds before I expected to be gored down by the massive horn.
Suddenly a blue light flashed in the center of the cavern, directly in front of the purple rhinoceros. It didn’t stop, and smashed into the blinding light, as though it were a wall of lead. The Pokemon, backed off, roaring in anguish, as the light faded.
A floating blue-ish fairy like Pokemon appeared, from the center of the light. The head was triangular, and its purplish eyes radiated power. The entire Pokemon was encompassed in what looked like, a light blue shield of light. From its tiny hands, the Pokemon blasted out a ray of purple energy, strait into Nidokings armored chest.
Nidoking roared in pain as blast smashed into him. He flipped over screeching, slammed into the hard cavern floor, and lay on its back. From there it twitched and then he stopped. From there on, it did not stir.
The floating Pokemon dropped its shield, and turned to me.
“I am Azelf,” it said. “Being of willpower.”
I stared at Azlef. A Pokemon that controlled some as vast and powerful as willpower, it must be the thing of legends. However, for a legendary Pokemon it was pretty small. Well so was Shaymin.
“You will impresses me,” he said is a deep voice, that certainly did not suit his small body. “Most mortals would not have continued if they were forewarned not to by a legendary Pokemon.”
“Thanks…,” I said somewhat warily. I stood up off the ground, called Jolteon, and then turned to the legendary Pokemon. “We will be going on our way now,” I said.
Azelf’s voice became higher, and took on a far more lighthearted tone. “I will join you!” he said happily, doing small loop-de-loops in the air.
I smiled. It would be nice to have a partner as powerful, and lighthearted as Azelf.
As we walked, I noticed that the ground and walls became damper around the underground river. I began talking to Azelf, questioning him about his origins, among other things, and the way to the peak of Mount Freeze.
The first thing I asked was why he could speak. I never bothered to ask Shamin, but it still struck me as odd. He told me that all legendary Pokeomn other than the three minor legends and Darkrai could talk. Well he thought Darkrai couldn’t talk. All it did was grumble and hiss.
Apparently, he came form the center of a lake a millennia ago. Where he, Mespirit, and another being called Uxie were born from there, they scattered. Mespirit had come to rest upon the top of the mountain.
As for Uxie he did not know. He thought that she had settled somewhere. Azelf himself obviously had not.
I asked him if he helped all travelers get through this cavern. According to him, only one, but he said this like it was a painful stab at his conscious. He did not elaborate, but changed the subject hastily. I assume he had failed. I of course, will not fail.
Soon, after walking for a little while, a roar at the end of out tunnel could be heard. It was faint, like the sound of a tidal wave, far in the distance.
I asked Azlef what that was, but he did not answer. He only smiled, and said,”You’ll find out soon enough. Nothing life threatening was out there, unless you do something stupid.”
He laughed a high pitched, joyous laugh, and I chuckled. I then asked him about his powers. He told be he was a psychic Pokemon by typing yet he had the bower to produces balls of dark energy, bolts of lightning, columns of flames, and much more. He said that he could even cause massive explosions, tearing apart huge plots of land, if he were angered. Making a mental note not to annoy him, I decided to ask him another question.
The roaring of the mysterious thing grew louder and louder still, as I said, “How far is it until we get to Mount Freeze, Azelf?”
Azelf laughed joyfully, as we turned left, through a short tunnel into a massive cavern.
I gasped, as we entered a cavern, with a ceiling that stretched beyond my eyesight, disappearing into darkness. From that ceiling dropped a massive column of water, that smashed into a lake at the bottom of the cavern, with tremendous noise, and a roar hundreds of times louder than that of a lion. It was a magnificent and great sight. The natural beauty was amazing.
The walls were wet, black, and rocky. I saw many tiny caves leading of into other parts of the cave, far up in the wall.
Then Azelf finally answered my question. “This is Mount Freeze,” he said. “We are inside.”
I stopped for a second. Frowning, I stood there, thinking. If this was really Mount freeze, where were the vicious Pokemon that were said to be guarding every inch? Maybe Azlef had frightened them. Maybe we were inside, and there were none here inside.
Both of those answers were wrong. Very, wrong.
Azelf hovered by the edge of the pool looking down. “That’s odd,” he yelled at me. “I expected Manaphy to be here. This connects to the sea you know.” I jogged up to wards him to hear him better, Jolteon running at my heels.
Then, Azelf said thoughtfully, “She’s probably having trouble with Kyogre agai-. “ The legendary Pokemon stopped. A blueish blur had flown from the one the walls, slamming into its head. The Pokemon plummeted into the water, face first. He did not resurface immediately.
The blur of a Pokemon skidded off onto land. I got a good look at it before Jolteon launched a blast of electrical bolts. It was almost like a fox, or jackal, except blue, and it stood on two legs. It had black markings on its face, like a raccoons, and pair of long ears.
The Pokemon swerved out of the way of Jolteon’s attack, and charged at her. I shouted out an order, and Jolteon raced up to meet it.
The two Pokemon were nothing, but blurs; one yellow, and other blue. The two smashed into each other, and skidded off into opposite direction. The blue jackal seemed unfazed. It leapt up into the air, and stuck flaming a leg out, aiming straight Jolteon’s back.
Jolteon hoped off to the side, as the intruder smashed into the ground next to her. I called for a Thunder Fang a bit late, and Jolteon’s electrically charged jaws hit nothing air. The jackal seemed to have disappeared.
Suddenly it appeared on Jolteon’s side, blindingly fast, and stuck an outstretched palm into Jolteon’s side. She gowned and tumbled backwards. Then, the blue Pokemon rushed forward, and slammed its body into Jolteon’s side.
“Thunderbolt!” I yelled, as Jolteon slowly got to her feet. The other Pokemon was readying itself for another attack. It rushed forward, only to be met by a massive blast of electricity from Jolteon.
It barely phased the little fox like Pokemon, Bruises appeared on its side, yet it still ran. Jolteon sidestepped the attack, ad the jackal flew past her. It tried to turn, but its momentum was far too much. The Pokemon came to a full stop, before it could turn and attack again.
“Shadow Ball!” I roared, “then Thunder Fang!”
A black and purple blob of energy materialized in front of her. It flew out at the small Pokemon, as it turned on the spot. Jolteon raced after it, as if chasing it, her jaws coursing with electricity.
The little jackal had to no time to respond, and the blob hit it in the face. Tumbling backwards, it became an easy target for Jolteon’s fangs. They easily found their mark, sending hundreds of volts of electricity through its tiny body.
It slowly got up. Smoke rose from its body, but it still managed to lunch a massive ball of brown energy at Jolteon. It materialized so fast that there was nothing she could do other than let it smash into her, and send her tumbling backwards.
The next thing she saw was the tiny Pokemon leap up into the air, getting ready for the final blow on the defenseless Jolteon.
Seconds before the Pokemo’s attack connected, and purple blast shot out from behind me into the Pokemon’s chest. It flew across to cavern into a grey wall. There was an explosion at the end, and the entire cave rumbled for a second and then it stopped.
I turned around, and to see a very welcome sight. Azelf had emerged from the water, looking furious. His face and eyes were blood red, and steam poured from the sides of its head. He floated over to the remains of the Pokemon he had just defeated, with giving me or Jolteon a second glance.
Jolteon slowly got to her feet and we followed. On the other side of the cavern, the jackal like Pokemon lay broken.
“Riolu,” muttered Azelf, “the first of the five great guards.”
Great guard. I though that was a nice title. So, I snatched a Pokeball out of my pack and tossed it at the Pokemon. Riolu turned into a red light, and was sucked up into the ball. Azelf nodded in approval, yet I did not know why.
thecincybengals (9:33:42 PM): give me credit at the end pl0x
It is for ideas for which mons to attack Kronos.
Pokemon going for: Riolu
Required Characters: 20-30k or 30-40k I can't remember. Either way it's fine :x
Yeah, its ready. The entire story sorta feels odd for me. :(
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I need to have basic battles.
I grade week old stories that are Hard rank or lower. :)