Pokemon: Team StormRiders [PG-13] [Chapter 28 - Preview~]
x W O R L D of T A L Z E R E x
W E B S I T E
O R B S ...o f ...A L T A I R
Eleven in all, noted for their names that reflect emotions, these orbs bring great power to those who wield them.
Listed in alphabetical order;
-- Orb of Sorrow; Has the power to break down foes until they are paralysed with a crippling inner sense of dread. Most useful for obtaining information from foes and demoralising them.
Each orb only has one owner, respectively, at a time. To be the ‘master’ of the orb, hereby allowing you to wield its powers, one must first access, or open, the orb. This is done in a variety of different manners, depending on the orb’s will. Often the name of the orb will give those who seek its power a hint as to how to open it.
For instance, the Orb of Sorrow, which Zanna unknowingly opened, was done so when feelings of such dread overcame her. A vision was also passed through the orb to Zanna upon opening. Once opened, orbs may reveal visions of the past or future to the wielder corresponding with their emotion. In order for an orb to pass master's, one of the following conditions must be met.
1) The wielder of the current orb must relinquish ownership
2) The wielder of the current orb's life must be forfeit
3) The will of the one wishing to wield the orb must be stronger than that of the current master
Even when not opened, those who possess an orb may feel its influence upon them. When holding the Orb of Joy, one might feel elated. For those in possession of the Orb of Death, one might feel the very life being sucked from their soul.
For a wielder to have mastery over more than one orb is uncommon. To find these orbs is lucky enough, but to own more than one is considered very rare. When more than one orb is activated at a time, some powers may occasionally act in discordance. If the Orb of Sorrow were to activate with the Orb of Joy, some powers of both orbs may be neutralised, but they are by far rendered helpless. One who has mastery over all eleven orbs is considered to be 'God'.
S O U N D T R A C K
M A P
B A N N E R S
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C H A R A C T E R....S U M M A R I E S
Name: Zanna/Suzanna Harper [Soo-zan-ah Har-pur]
Appearance: Looks like a normal Pikachu except for a glowing, white circle on her tail. Wears a mysterious pure-white ribbon given to her by Rye. The engravings on the side must have some meaning, but are yet unknown. She is slightly smaller than the average Pikachu her age.
Personality: She's really very caring and lighthearted. She can be quite sarcastic at times, and more than a little moody, but has a fiery spirit and won't easily give up. Loyal to those around her, she always strives to do her best. She retains a particular soft spot for Rye, protecting the Elekid above all else. As a Light Pokemon, instincts will take over and she acts more like an animal than anything. Controlling this side of her will take time at most, but she's willing to try anything to save Talzere.
History: Not much is known about her history, execpt that she used to be a human. But of course, the others don't know that yet. She first came into the Pokemon world when Jirachi managed to save her from Deoxys' attack. Since then, she's been training hard, and striving to be a master rescuer. When Rye left Zanna was crushed. She now with-holds her emotions as to not burst into a ball of despair. She doesn't remember much about her human life, but recent events are causing certain 'flashbacks'. She's even more worried if any of them find out she is not Pokemon-born - especially Rye. What would the Elekid think of a human?
Name: Jarre [Jar]
Appearance: The same as any Torchic, though his feathers might be considered rather rough and more red than others. Sometimes sports a torn dark red bandanna around his neck; the only symbol from his childhood.
Personality: He's quite the caring Pokemon, usually looking out for others before himself. When he gets angry though, you don't want to mess with him. He has a bad temper, and can be quick to anger. Doesn't trust too easily, but can be swayed. Harbours a strong hatred for the Elekid, Rye, which is unknown to Zanna. The two have history which they'd rather not bring up again. Loyal friend and rescue partner to Zanna.
History: A Torchic with a troubled past, Jarre used to work for the reknowned gang leader, Scythe, in his hometown of Shale. Jarre grew up as an orphan after his parents were killed during a previous war. He has murdered before, but likes to keep his secrets. He joined Scythe after his 'brother', Raze, deserted him. He has since mended his evil ways, and moved to Likera to start a new life, hoping to put the past behind him.
Name: Rye/Riley [Rye-lee]
Appearance: Unlike usual Elekids, Rye has stunning emerald eyes. His mouth is usually set in a straight line.
Personality: Rye's more reserved than others. He keeps his secrets, and others keep theirs. He does not trust easily, but once he's on your side, will be as loyal as the best of them. He doesn't smile often and may appear rather cold at times, but that's just who he is. Calm and collected, Rye can maintain his cool even in the most dire situations. If he's ever heard laughing, it's a miracle. Holds a soft spot only known to Zanna. Hates the Torchic, Jarre, with extreme passion, constantly calling him 'kid' whenever he gets the chance to undermine the firebird.
History: Rye works for a type of 'detective' agency, called the Wingardom Missionary located in The Marble City, Wingardom. His father, Virok, sits as Commander, which puts Rye under a lot of excess stress. His father once murdered his best friend and the Elekid has yet to deal with it. He hides his past from others as he masks his feelings. Tormented by the fact he is now caught under the same curse as his father was tampering with, he desires to put off a visit to see him anytime soon, though it is inevitable. He currently cares more for his job than for friends, but since Zanna came to town, he's beginning to be a bit more lighthearted than usual, which has him worried. His main objective now, is to sniff out Raze and Scythe and stop them from ruining the lives of others. Again. Currently training under Darkrai, who is teaching him to control his new powers.
Name: Codan [Code-an]
Appearance: Looks like the average Dragonite, only much wiser and with slightly larger wings and longer horns. Has hazel eyes.
Personality: Despite still being young, Codan is really wise and quick-thinking for his age, usually sticking to the rules. He's generally calm, but can be very dangerous if provoked. Mostly serious, but he does have a quirky side he only shows to close friends. Extremely protective of younger creatures, especially Zanna, whom he seems to share a heartfelt bond with. Strong-willed and determined, he makes the best leader any team could have.
History: Current leader of Team Obsidian. Codan's history is something he prefers to keep quiet. Having no family of his own, he was an orphan before being adopted. The death of his brother and his dear beloved, Reyna, was particularly hard on him. Over the years, he's become more cold and distant, even to his own partners, Lani and Balian. He has a death wish against Deoxys that will never break. Anyone who gets in his way WILL be removed.
Name: Lani [Lah-nee]
Appearance: Bright, crimson eyes, Lani is just a bit smaller than average Houndoom. Her body is more narrow and lithe, and her tail somewhat longer.
Personality: Unlike her rescue partner Codan, she isn't afraid to joke around and mock others. Even so, Lani follows her maternal instincts most of the time, choosing heart over mind. This makes her very protective of others. Her small size is no hindrance in battle, as she can be deadly if provoked. Being a fire Pokemon, she has an affinity for them before all other; thus keeping a particular close watch on Jarre, knowing he has a knack for finding trouble. Is a mother figure to Zanna.
History: Lani's history is a mere mystery, and only Codan knows the truth. Little is known about her origin, but rumours say that she came from the Dark Lands itself. How she came to be here, no one knows. Like Rye, she masks her inner feelings with carefully placed jokes, leading others to believe she has forgotten her past. That is hardly the case.
Name: Altair [Alt-air]
Age: 18 (Over 10,000 deceased)
Appearance: He's pure white, being a Light Pokemon, and is slightly taller than average Pikachu.
Personality: Altair is really quite easy-going, and is rarely terribly serious. His attitude is more calm and quirky, as he still retains his childhood instincts. As a Light Pokemon, he varies from Zanna, being able to control all his urges and powers. If angered, spikes protrude from his body and he takes on a fearful appearance. He does, however, feel very lonely most of the time due to the fact that he cannot access the Overworld - the upper realms where the living reside. Seeing Zanna has brought him hope once again in many years, which might have sparked the interest he feels for her. That, and Light Pokemon have an instant connection. He can only watch from afar as Zanna fights on.
History: Altair was the first ever Light Pokemon which was over 20,000 years ago. He was chosen by the lord Arceus to guide others into battle - including his two best partners and Light Pokemon, Trix and Scry - to stop Darkrai's attempts to take over Talzere. He did succeed, but with one backfire. Darkrai created a clone of himself in the form of Deoxys. Unable to rid the world of the red beast, Altair willingly sacrificed himself to send Darkrai to the Underworld. At least the world is now safe from one more danger. He does, however, hold a terrible secret unknown to anyone; the creation of Deoxys. Somehow he knows if anyone finds out it will be his undoing. He now spends his time in the Farplane, unable to do more than help others by using telepathy.
Name: Raze [Rayz]
Appearance: A normal Taillow, only with a manic grin on his face and blood red eyes.
Personality: The seemingly smart one of the evil duo, Raze can be very sadistic. He can also let his sarcasm run wild at times. He doesn't like working with Scythe however, and would just LOVE an opportunity to get rid of her. But he sees her as more of a follower than anything, someone who, if need be, can be eliminated. Raze loves to torment the weak and tease the strong. He has a superiority complex which often gets him head-on into trouble.
History: He was like a brother to Jarre in his early days when he was an orphan, and the two were almost inseperable. But ever since the 'unfortunate incident' with Scythe's gang, The Darkshades, Raze deserted Jarre and now works for Deoxys alongside Scythe. Raze only joined Scythe after Jarre had left though, seeing as he wanted nothing to do with the bird ever again. If anyone were to mention Jarre's name to him, I'd don't think they'd be alive to recount the tale. After many years of living a lie, Raze is beginning to regret his choices. He hates that his emotions are unstable and as such is now very dangerous to be around.
Name: Scythe [Sythe]
Appearance: Unlike any other Absol, ever, Scythe is completely pure black, except for her face and tail, of course, which are dark grey.
Personality: Scythe has a wicked reputation. If she gets angry, you'll likely end up dead; or at least badly mangled. She can be sarcastic and has a very moody temper. She's also rather self-centered and cares more for herself than others. Despites working with a bird who loves nothing more than to pick on her. She's not too bright, though, and perhaps this leads to most of her plans being foiled.
History: Back in the good old days, Scythe ran a reknowned gang called the 'Darkshades' in a small town known as Shale. She was feared and respected. Until Deoxys came to town. She's resented him ever since, but only works for him in return for power. Which she has. If Scythe ever gets too angry, something odd happens and she 'turns'. This was brought on due to an experiment a long time ago made possible by Virok the Electivire. However, her condition was so unstable that she was released into Deoxys' care, as that was the deal that was made. She goes completely black and is more like a demon than anything. Mostly nothing can stop her in this state, but one drawback is she doesn't remember how she got that power. Her memory leading up to the experiment is slate-clean.
Name: Deoxys [Dee-ox-is]
Appearance: Full of malice, Deoxys is the usual red shade with whipping tentacles.
Personality: Deoxys has a short temper. A VERY short temper, and is not to be messed with. Anyone who ends up on his bad side are either eaten or tossed away to be tortured in a gruesome manner. The two exceptions are his lackeys, Raze and Scythe. He has absolutely no capacity to feel anything but darkness. He is void of any emotion, being an incarnation of Darkrai. What he feels is hatred - the hatred of his master who was forced to the Farplane by Altair. Deoxys will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and the only thing he fears is death itself.
History: Deoxys was not born like normal Pokemon; he was created by an incident that occurred many years ago during the Great War. The first Pokemon to ever create evil, dark creations was Darkrai. Deoxys was the pure evil incarnation of Darkrai, not stopping until he gets what he wants. He has lived for thousands of years terrorising the land of Talzere and waging an all-out war with the inhabitants. He will stop at nothing for world domination.
Appearance: Like most Sneasel, only with pin-marked scars on his chest and body. Scorch marks also evident.
Personality: Dash has a large heart and isn't afraid to show it. Often refers to others using nicknames he has thought up - even if the recipients don't happen to like the names he's given them. Though Sneasel have a clear reputation as being thieves and murderous, cold-blooded individuals, Dash is doing his species proud by not living up to that standard. Once gained as an ally he is a very loyal companion. Thanks to his torture years ago, he is unable to trust quickly, but is somewhat gullible and can be swayed easily.
History: Works with Tali as her partner. He was tortured by the gang known as the Darkshades, though at Jarre's doing. From the encounter he has suffered terrible scars and burn marks which will never heal. He's rather wary of the Torchic and will take any chance to escape from his presence. Much else about the Sneasel is unknown.
Name: Tali [Tah-lee]
Appearance: A scowl is etched to her face most of the time. Dull, black eyes.
Personality: Uptight and full of sarcasm, Tali isn't the Pokemon to mess with. Although Dash notes that she 'isn't always like this', leading us to believe she has a kind side which is only known to a fair few. What she was like before she met the rest of the group is a mere mystery. She's stubborn and won't do what anyone says, an exception being Dash and authority figures.
History: Tali doesn't like to divulge much about her history, and others prefer not to know. She works with Dash as a partner - for what exactly, is unknown. It is clear that she shares some kind of history involving the Weavile of the Hunters known as Rakai, but doesn't wish to reveal what that history is. She was subjected to torment before the gang known as the Darkshades, like Dash, and at the talons of Jarre. She hates to bring this fact up, as it makes her look weak.
Last edited by Gem N Ems; 09-04-2011 at 03:25 AM.