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Kansas
March 18th, 2008, 10:28 PM
This will be the best and first ever successful Pokemorph RP :D

I APOLOGIZE BUT RIGHT NOW, THE SIGN-UPS FOR THIS RP ARE CLOSED

- This will be a 4 chapter RP. The chapters will correlate with the 4 regions of the Pokemon world, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh. -

Plot
The typical pokemon adventure used to be this....
Start an adventure
Defeat Trainers
Challenge Gyms
Defeat the Elite 4
Become the Best

Yes, those USED to be things on every new trainer's mind as they set off at the age of at a young age to begin their Pokemon journey. But now those are times that will only be discussed in history books. The world of Pokemon was a happy, peaceful one, with only minor nuisances to disturb the peace such as Team Rocket or Team Galaxy, always having evil plans to rule the world but they were always quickly taken care of by some random 11 year old kid and his team of 5 Pokemon and 1 HM Slave. They were truly ideal times when a parent could let their child roam the countryside without fear of being under any REAL danger. But eventually this changed.

The 8 gym leaders and Elite 4 of each region were always known as the best and most powerful trainers and were never to be looked down upon and they all knew it. But everyone knows that with power comes corruption. Over time, the gym leaders began to slowly control the regions without the knowledge of them or the civilians really. Their respect quickly turned into the iron grip of fear they now have over the cities they each reside in. In collaboration with each other and lead by the Elite 4 of each region, they began to start experiments on themselves and their cherished partners, turning themselves into the ultimate form of strength, a Pokemorph. A person fused with a pokemon, giving a human access to its abilities and using them in terrible ways.

The gym leaders quickly gained followers wishing to also combine with their pokemon. These trainers became loyal followers and fight for the gym leaders without question. It was quickly decided that the only way to defeat the leaders of the 4 regions was to play their game against them, and thus an organization was formed in secret to fight against them...The Pokemorph Liberation Force.

The Pokemorph Liberation Force (PLF) recruited every day trainers who wished to put a stop to the tyranny of the gym leaders once and for all. Together these trainers stepped up to the plate with their most beloved partner, bonding together in order to free the now darkened world from the grip that the Pokemon Leagues now hold over the regions. The PLF members must travel to each town and bring down the gyms (which now look more like fortresses) one by one and defeat the Elite 4 in order to liberate each region. It will be a long process but with determination and a lust for a once more peaceful world, the members of the PLF are ready for the challenge. And this is where you come in.

You're a member of the newly formed PLF which is now preparing the first mission. Liberate Kanto. You and the other morphs will battle corrupted trainers, the much more powerful Gym Leaders, and maybe even deal with wild Pokemon who choose not to accept your altered form. You will face rejection and fear from a world of humans who don't understand you or your goals, but they'll see your intentions once they are free from the suffering they are forced to endure. The PLF has limited information on the Gym Leaders and Elite 4 of Kanto and had lives risked in order to obtain it. Elite 4 data was too dangerous to attempt to obtain. The only information known on Kanto is this.

Kanto Gym Leader Morphs
Pewter - Brock - Golem
Cerulean - Misty - Starmie
Vermillion - Lt. Surge - Raichu
Celadon - Erika - Tangrowth
Saffron - Sabrina - Alakazam
Fuscia - Koga - Venomoth
Cinnabar Island - Blaine - Magmortar
Viridian - Classified - Classified

Knowing the danger, you must be prepared to face anything.

Rules
1. Be active
2. Don't godmod
3. Basic PC rules
4. Basic RP rules
5. Don't godmod
6. Be literate, use proper grammar.
7. Don't bunny or char control without permission
8. I reserve the right to kick you out if at anytime i feel you aren't following these rules.

~*Sign Up*~
Name: (duh)
Age: (obvious)
Gender: (-_-)
Morph: (what you're combined with)

Appearance: (How your char looks. Pictures only as reference please. I still expect an adequately written description. Remember to show markings of being mixed with a pokemon.)

Personality: (How your character acts, don't be generic)

Background: (a bit of why you're char is here and why they joined the PLF)

Attacks: (We all know the pokemon world, just list the ones you can use. 4 Max)

Additional Information: (Anything your char can do special. Hobbies, favorite passtime, whatever. Its not required but can help your application.)

RP Sample: (You may post an intro or a previous RP exert.)




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My sign up

Name: Clove Wheldst
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Morph: Cacturne

Appearance: Clove is a very handsome young boy. He is Caucasian and about 5'7 and 130 lbs. A very skinny build, with no visible muscles, he is clearly a very limber kid. He has short brown shaggy hair which is never brushed but also rarely seen. His hair is never seen due to the fact of his first visible feature of being a morph. Being combined with a Cacturne he has the characteristic trait of a Cacturne which is it's scare crow hat. Clove is always wearing the green scare crow hat which is pulled tight and often pulls his hair partially over his eyes, giving him an aura of mystery around him. He has thin soft eyes with deep yellow irises, also characteristic of a Cacturne, which one could almost get lost in. As for his clothes, Clove is a very formally dressed kid. He wears tightly fitting black button down dress shirt that he leaves un-tucked with a white undershirt underneath. For pants Clove sports a pair of dark blue thinly fit jeans with a slight fade down the center of the legs. His shoes are a simple dark forest green pair of converse with white soles that he wears to match his green scare crow hat. Clove goes through many pairs of clothes, because after each fight, if he's not careful his shirt will be full of holes from his cactus needles.

Personality: Despite Clove's dark mysterious outward appearance, he is a very visibly sociable person. He is quite ambitious and has a definite love for the grass type. Clove likes to make sarcastic comments to people whether in the heat of battle or not. Unlike some of the other morphs on the squad, Clove definitely enjoys his morphed form and the various fashion statements it brings along with it. In battle, Clove is a very quick witted fighter. In most scenarios, Clove wont be the strongest on the battlefield. His fighting style rather reflects on deceit and trickery in order to catch his opponents off guard rather than going at it full force. He believes more in being able to make a quick escape and get everyone out alive than winning the battle at all costs. Tactics are the key when dealing with Clove. He's quick to think of a strategy and quick to take charge of the group.

Background: Clove is actually an ex-member of Erika's gym following. Starting with his grass type pokemon back in his earlier years, he followed his journey until he made it to Erika's gym. He felt as if he were at home the moment he stepped in and quickly made his way up the gym ranks so he could train and be with grass Pokemon. He developed a fondness for Erika that could be called love until she finally gave in to the gym leader's power over the region. Clove left the gym when this happened, vowing to bring Erika back to the proper side and free her. Clove still has a strong belief that Erika is still good on the inside.

Attacks:
Needle Arm
Solar Beam
Faint Attack
Pin Missile

Additional Information: due to the clothing destructive nature of the spikes he keeps retracted all over his arms and back, Clove has become a very accomplished sewer. He has mastered the art of being able to use almost anything to patch up a hole in any piece of clothing.

RP Sample: I wrote the RP :D

Brad
March 20th, 2008, 03:22 AM
Hey... I'd like to reserve a spot as a Fire/Dragon Charizard Morph, por favor. I'll make a spot holder, as long as I'm replying. Yeah, I may ask for help on this sign-up... actually, probably not. There isn't a lot of opportunities to be an overpowered a-hole, so...

Name: Bradley Matthews, Esquire (His codename as an agent is Omega, and that is what he is to be referred to as.
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Morph: Shiny Fire/Dragon Charizard

Appearance: Brad, due the fact that he mixed with his Charizard, is quite odd. First off, he is 7', is incredibly muscular, and has so much metabolism that he could live as alzy as possible and still be in top shape. This is due to his Charmanders lack of myostatin. Brad has pitch black skin, and has 2 wings sprouting out of his back. They are black with red inside. Otherwise, Brad is human. He has white hair, disheveled in style, and blood red eyes- filled with dementia. He wears a shirt of golden chainmail, with spaces for his wings, of course, and ragged, royal blue jeanshorts, worn from use, faded in places. His shoes are leather, covered in fur. He also wears a white fedora with a red band, and black sunglasses. Finally, his belit is actually his tail, and when unwrapped, a huge white inferno (not HUGE, but big) sprouts from the tip.

Personality: Once again, my character is cold, antisocial, bordering on cruelty. He is the kind of guy who stands on the wall, looking down, his eyes closed, and his mouth bent into a scowl. He is cold- he hates socialization, and prefers quietness over talk. He is a solo guy- he has no teammates to speak of, by his specific request. He cherishes loneliness- the quiet days alone in his room, dedicated to philosophy, training, and thought. He is very intelligent- in fact, a complete genius. He, with no social life, has dedicated all his time outside of training for reading and studying- and drinking, and shooting things. He is also a cynical person- many things bring out a biting edge and a sarcastic tone- in his mind, that is. He almost never speaks- he just obeys orders, acts serious, and does his job. He is also very secretive- no one but him and his superiors even knows his name. Around the workplace, he is just "Omega". He also doesn't care about who you are, what you like, or what you want to do. He'll just tune out. Brad also doesn't care about his morphed appearance- his human form is rarely used. Even though he is on a squad- Brad will avoid the others at all costs whenever possible. He also HATES people taking charge, and will literally just walk away and do his own thing. He is smart enough. In battle, Brad is cruel. He tricks and mocks his opponent- running from all of their moves, making them feel hopeless. Then, he uses small attacks in high amounts to stun the opponent, get them riled up, and then he swoops in (often literally) for the defeat. He is also deep in thought the whole time, and outside of battle, adding to the alienation he gives off so well. Finally, Brad is the kind of guy that would kick puppies or shooting oppressed, starving orphan babies with AIDS for a hobby. He is that mean. And, he has no morals whatsoever. He does not care that stuff is unethical, and he dismisses God faster than he dismisses a conversation.

Background: Brad was born to an unwed teenage mother in the Orange Islands. Raised by his father, a powerful trainer, stronger than the Elite 4, he was rich his entire life. He grew up without any kids near him, and his antisocialism was ingrained pretty much naturally. At the age of 10, he left his home, and chose a shiny Charmander with a mutation that a. left the guy with no mysotatin (basically, makes people develop muscle/power a hell of a lot faster. A baby with this, in Germany, was born with chiseled abs), and b. left the Charmander as Fire/Dragon. Brad was a ntural trainer, and within a month of non-stop training, his Charmander was a Charizard (I have actually done this in Silver- didn't challenge my rival until I had a level 36 Typhlosion). Brad traveled across the world, and gaine a lot of prestige. However, he remained hidden, to remain solitary. Finally, he, bored as crap, went to the PLF. Brad liked the idea of saving Kanto, and signed up as the 7th member.

Attacks: Brad's attack style is different, so attacks may be the same basic attack, but instead, for example, a wave in Heat Wave, it'll be a concentrated wave, or more powerful, but smaller, etc.
Fire Blast...
Heat Wave
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Claw

Additional Information: Brad LUVS alcohol. He also enjoys rifling..., and flying without Fly as an attack- he still has wings, after all.

RP Sample: If you've read my most recent post in POP then you'll see one of my best samples. Besides, you've been in a lot of RPG's with me- you know how I roll. If you still need a sample, then by all means, I'll post one, but I'm just saying.

Silhouette
March 20th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Name: Denx
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Morph: Riachu

Appearance: Denx stands around 5' 5". He is thin due to the fact that he has been getting daily workouts with electric pokemon all his life. He has distinguishing faint, orange eyes that tend to leave a hint of defiance and rebellion about him (not from the effect of the pokemorph). He has a sharp-shaped face, giving him a sleek, quick look. This is particularly advantageous, as he morphed with a quick pokemon. His hair is a bright orange, like a Riachu's fur color. It normally stands up on spikes with a band around the base of his hair. The effects of the morph have caused his eyes to become slightly more circular, giving him a more "cute" look than "awesome" look. He has a tail like a black cord with a lightning symbol shape on the end, which measures about 4'. His skin color is an orange hue, for obvious reasons.

He wears a gray, long-sleeve shirt, with an olive green t-shirt over top of that. He also sports somewhat baggy tan colored khakis. On his feeet, he wears wide shoes to fit his newly formed Riachu feet. He wears a cherished golden, conical shell-shaped pendant on a silver chain around his neck.

Personality: Denx is normally energized with energy, even before his morph. He is very friendly, but can get annoying for long periods of time. He isn't the most social type, but has many friends and admirers in his hometown nonetheless. He has a zip in his step, indicating mass amounts of energy. He is, for the most part, a positive person. He sees everyday as an adventure (whether he is just hyper at the moment or an optimist is generally unknown..), but never seems to live up to his own expectations to their full standard.

In battle, Denx is a completely different person. The kind who need to win at all costs. But what may start as a friendly battle to show off his skills, may end up as a competition of the fittest. He is relentless in battle, and ruthless on the attacks. He lacks defensive moves for his pokemon, only to be replaced by heavy-hitting, powerful moves. His ambition to win may be his biggest downfall, as he may put others in danger just to battle someone he doesn't like. This also puts him in sticky situations, as he often thinks before acting. In short, he is the kind of person who charge into battle, without a plan of any sort.

Background: Denx has been around electric Pokemon his whole life. His grandfather is the Electric Gym Leader of Mauville, Hoenn, known as Wattson. Denx lives in Viridian city. His father worked at the Power Plant near Cerulean, so he bought home many electric pokemon from the job. His father came home one day with a Pikachu, which captured Denx's attention. Pikachu was his first Pokemon.

One day, the news was showing how the gym leaders became morphed, worrying Denx if the trend would reach Hoenn and his grandfather. Denx set off to stop, with all his might, the corruption of the Gym Leaders, hoping that this history would be lost, and never would anyone in Hoenn get the idea.

Attacks:
Shock Wave
Quick Attack
Thunder Punch
Thunder Wave

Additional Information: Denx is not able to control his electricity very easily, therefore, shocking himself with his newly obtained powers when over-exerting himself (much like a pichu, only stronger).

RP Sample: (forgive me if it's bad, I'm improvising this)

The bully knocked down helpless children, working his way to Denx.

"Don't do this, CJ!" shouted Denx over the top of the heads in the playground.

"Oh, so he who challenges me gets scaaared?" replied CJ in a sarcastic tone.

As you may know, Denx is the hyper type, and never backs down from a challenge. He came out of his perch in the tree, revealing to everyone on the playground his odd Riachu-like ligaments.

The bully didn't care, however, and rushed toward Denx with a full tackle, sending Denx many feet back.

"You wouldn't like me when I'm mad, CJ.." mumbled Denx.

At those words, he started to crackle, and sparks came out of his cheeks, tail, and arms. He let loose a blast of light that sent even him hurdling backwards. It was so blinding light, he couldn't see, hear, or feel anything but the shock of the pulse. Then, he could hear screaming.

A few seconds later, he looked up, still weak in his senses. He felt woozy, and tired, but most of all, hungry. He used up almost all of his energy to send a pulse that large.

He was horrifyed at the sight: all of the playground equipment was bent, shattered, and charred. He saw not only the bully, but many other innocent children lying on the ground, groaning in pain and still twitching fromthe sudden shock.

Denx was confused. He didn't mean to hurt others, and he would certainly regret it if CJ went to the hospital, paralyzed. He didn't have any plans, so he fled with a zooming quick attack. All of the brush and trees from the surrounding forest zoomed past him, as he ran in a random direction.

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 09:50 AM
wonderful wonderful! Lets start the acceptance process shall we?

Brad - You're definitely beginning to improve on your applications and i can see it. just a couple things i see off the bat, you don't need to be part Dragon as well, since Dragon is kind of apart of a charizard's natural nature as its breeding group. I don't mind the shiny part. And attacks, those are actually all moves a Charizard can learn except for Eruption, how about Overheat instead? just gimme a PM if you'd like help. RESERVED

Silhouette - I like that you're not a super powerful electricity overcharged Raichu :) I can see your writing abilities and I'd like to push them a little farther, I'll accept you after you give me a little more detail on your personality and appearance, so that being said, ACCEPTED UPON EDIT

Silhouette
March 20th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the compliment. I'll edit my post and add a bit more info when I get back, probably tomorrow.

As for the Not-Super-Charged-Riachu, I tend to make my characters a little below average power so I can show them getting stronger as they progress through the RP. (Not much fun when they can't learn anymore skills and destroy everything in their path with a single move ;) )

Scales
March 20th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Name: Victor Drawn
Age: 16
Gender: male
Morph: Blaziken

Appearance: Much of Victor's appearance stayed the same actually. He remained 5"4. His shoe and pants size stayed the same. The major differences were his hands changed to that of a Blaziken. However he still retained 5 fingers. The biggest difference that Victor has is his head. Victor's head retained almost no human qualities. Though his neck had no fur on it his head was completely Blaziken. His only difference was he had no extremely long hair. The rest of Victor's body changed in comparasin with his head. However his legs and feet stayed the same.

His clothing consists of a basic white collared shirt with a grey leather trench coat. His pants are dark blue jeans with white sneakers. Much of Victor's clothing was bought at a department store when he started his pokemon Journey. He wears very threatening clothing so he can intimidate the opposing trainer as quickly as possible. Victor keeps his pokedex in his trench coat pocket and uses it regularly. His poke-gear rests on his left wrist and is always tuned into the time of day.

Personality: Victor has a very strong sense of justice. He hates seeing people get treated unfairly. This is one of the reasons he chose Torchic when he was a trainer. Victor acts like a natural born leader and enjoys telling people what to do. It is one of the big reasons he became a trainer and one of the reasons he became a morph. He didn't want the gym leaders to treat people unfairly.

Victor went to pokemon training school so he has a good amount of knowledge on around 100 pokemon. This is why he keeps a pokedex on him at all times. So if he finds a pokemon he doesn't know he can fill his pokedex up more. Victor is constantly correcting other people on their grammar and spelling which sometimes turns them off to him.

Victor is renowned for being a leader of both pokemon and humans. He is known to lead other trainers to catch pokemon. Whenever he is traveling with other trainers they seem to catch more pokemon then when alone. However alone Victor is very solitary. He uses much of the environment to his advantage in battles which usually works.

Background: Victor was raised on Cinnabar Island and enjoyed being near the fire pokemon. His father was an accomplished pokemon trainer who left him a Torchic he raised through an egg. Victor took the Torchic and traveled to Pewter city where he faced and defeated Brock.

Shortly after facing Brock Victor left and traveled to various gyms. When he made it to Celadon city he was already an accomplished trainer. However it was around that time he heard about the gym leaders becoming pokemorphs. He joined PLF so he could both defeat them all again and show them what the right thing was to do.

Attacks: Blaze-kick. (He is able to charge up fire his shoes into one big kick. However the fire isn't hot enough to melt the shoes),
Strength,
Cut,
Sky uppercut

Additional Information: Due to his legs staying the same Victor cannot jump very high yet.

However Victor's intellect is very high. He can use logic to solve problems and can negotiate very well.

RP Sample:

Walking the lonely road was what Victor usually did. He had been hiking through the forest for the last few days. Victor eventually made it back to Lavender town. He had something in his safety deposit box.

Now much of Victor's strange appearance would usually bring starers. But he could deal with them. It was just the younger children he could not stand. They would constantly taunt.

"Why is a pokemon wearing clothing? Is that someone's?" This was his least favorite insult. But he ignored them. Victor walked over to the safety deposit boxes.

Victor's form was one to be threatened with. He walked inside the small building and took a small ticket out of his trench coat. The man behind the counter took it and placed a box infront of him. Victor opened the box and took the object out of it.

It was his very old pokegear. He rarely used it and decided to put it in his safety deposit box until he met someone he could talk to. Now that he was part pokemon he would have someone to talk to. He slowly curled the gear on his wrist and stepped outside. He was ready. He had somewhere to go now. Victor checked his map and continued walking.

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 12:09 PM
OmniTemplar - Same situation for you as is for silhouette, i can see your potential so i'd like to push your writing a bit farther, I'd like to see more description in your appearance and personality but other than that, I like it. Accepted upon added Info

Brad
March 20th, 2008, 01:02 PM
I meant that Brad is Fire/Dragon type, instead of Fire/Flying. And I guess I'll switch Eruption to Fire Blast.

EDIT: Done-eth!!!!

Jim
March 20th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Reserve me a spot with Ambipom, I'll have it up tomorrow. ;)

Scales
March 20th, 2008, 02:23 PM
I added a little more roughage to my Appearance and Personality

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 02:29 PM
wonderful! the current standings are...

Brad - Pending
Silhouette - Accepted upon Edit
OmniTemplar - Accepted!
Jim - Reserved

Brad
March 20th, 2008, 03:37 PM
I have fixed it, sir. Please revise it again.

billie_lightning
March 20th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Can I get a reserved spot? I wrote out my entire sign up in this box and then it got lost because, apparently, I wasn't signed it.
could I get it to you tomorrow maybe?
Unless you don't want another Raichu...

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM
ummm it would be quite preferable if we didn't have duplicate morphs... but i can reserve your spot

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 20th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Name: Mandi Ornitier
Age: Fifteen
Gender: Female
Morph: Gardevoir

Appearance: Mandi isn't the tallest person around,standing at 5'4,she thinks of herself as "vertically challenged" as apposed to short.Her eyes are a bright shade of silver.Before she had decided to join the PLF,she wanted to change her hair color from mousy brown,to blonde,then,due to a malfunction during the morph,her arms have a crescent like scar on them.Mandi's appearance has retained most of her Gardevoir's body,only her hair and face remains human.

As a Pokemorph,she doesn't wear much clothing,the only things visible that she wears are,a pendant,and glasses.Her glasses are used to focus her line of view,as a newly created Pokemorph,she can't control her powers too well,so the glasses allow her to attack more accurately.

Personality:Mandi is a secretive person,she places up a wall so that she won't grow close to people,because of this,she has no one to count on or to believe in.After her parents were taken away,she grew to believe that,once you grow close to someone,they'll backstab you.Although she seems a bit indifferent,she hates seeing people being bullied,she will never hurt the attacker,only throwing out attacks to scare the person off.She is always willing to give a helping hand to someone in need.

Background: Raised in Saffron,by Vivian Ornitier and Devon Ornitier,two trainers excelled in raising psychic type Pokemon.As such,she grew to love psychic type Pokemon.One that especially piqued her interest was a baby Ralts that had stumbled into her parent's barn,as she was taking care of the Girafarig in the stables.Everyday the Ralts would come back,wanting to play with Mandi,eventually her parents allowed her to keep the Pokemon,due to her excessive begging and pleading.

Three years before her joining the PLF,her parents were taken away by men and women,that resembled Alakazams,Mr.Mimes and Gardevoirs.She tried to rescue her parents with her Ralts,but were easily taken down by the mysterious gang.She did notice one thing before blacking out,one of the Pokemon like humans resembled her best friend,Anise,a gym trainer at the Saffron Gym.

During her travels,she learned about the PLF,and what they were doing,she realized,if she became a pokemorph,she could liberate her parents,and possibly save her friend as well.

Attacks:
Teleport
Psychic
Focus Blast
Shadow Ball

Additional Information: After using an attack that uses a lot of mental effort,Mandi will usually have a fainting spell.This is because she hasn't been able to control her new powers completely yet.

RP Sample:

"Mother!Father!"Mandi's scream was loud enough to break the windows."Tch,what a burden." One of the Alakazams cursed under his breath."If she screams anymore,the whole neighborhood will be here!Anise,keep her quiet!"The same Alakazam had quickly whipped his eyes over at a Gardevoir near the door."Yeah,whatever."Mandi's eyes widened as she saw the Gardevoir charge up a green ball of energy in her hand.

She quickly screamed,as the dream had started to end a moment before the Energy Ball struck."J-just a dream,it was just a dream."Mandi whispered to herself,looking around the room she had rented for the night.She quickly wiped the sweat off her forehead."The same dream everyday,for the past three weeks.Why?"She quickly got out of the bed,and walked downstairs to checkout.As she walked out of the hotel,she could see it,crime, everywhere.She wanted to help so badly,but she knew she couldn't help them all,so she kept walking,going for the root of the problems.

"Come now,let's have a little fun in my room!"Another pokemorph,most probably from the Pewter City gym,had grabbed hold of a woman's arm."Gahh,let go of me you freak!Why would I want to do anything with you!?"She screamed,wrenching her arm free from his grasp,and then firmly slapping his right cheek."You're gonna wish you never did that woman!"He muttered,spikes appearing from his arms.She gasped,stepping backwards about to run,when Mandi appeared infront of her."So this is how far the gyms have sunk."She murmured to no one in particular."Just,who the heck are you?"The Rhyhorn morph had asked,already advancing on the two women."I'll finish this quickly."She looked back at the aristocratic woman."If you value your life,I suggest you leave,now.I can't guarantee your safety if you stay."The woman just nodded,racing off to the protection of a house."Damn you girl!I'll just have to-"Mandi had already charged up a Focus Blast and sent it towards the Rhyhorn."I suppose the gym trainers had no care for their Pokemon if they were defeated that easily."She grunted,falling to her right knee,holding her head in pain."Another headache.I suppose I'll need to stay here another day."

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 06:42 PM
not a problem, just be sure to finish your sign ups asap... heres the list so far

Kansas - Clove/Cacturne
Brad - Brad/Charizard Accepted
Silhouette - Denx/Raichu Accepted Upon Edit
OmniTemplar - Victor/Blaziken Accepted
Jim - Ambipom Reserved
Billie_Lightning - Reserved
Auraoa - Gardevoir Reserved

I'd like to see some finished Signups as opposed to reserved... i wont be accepting many more RPers so Reserved signups please hurry because if someone with a good signup comes along, i'll take them over you if your signup isn't finished soon.

Naito
March 20th, 2008, 07:44 PM
The sign-up probably will end up being shorter than intended. But writer's block is never a good thing.

Name: Amy Tamira
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Morph: Vaporeon

Appearance: The morphing hasn't caused a lot of changes, but they're noticeable. Amy stands at 5'4", not exactly short, but not exactly tall either. Her build is moderately light and she weighs at 107 pounds, lacking any visible muscles. So, she's somewhat slim, but not too thin either. Her features include bright green, almost emerald eyes, and thin, long, light blue hair. Her hair reaches down to her neck, which has the fin mane that most Vaporeons have. Amy also has the blue mermaid-like tail that many pokemon of the Vaporeon species would adorn. Amy's skin is untouched by the mutations, so she remains a light-toned Caucasian young girl.

As for her attire, she wears sapphire earrings and a necklace with heart jewelry on it. Amy wears a white shirt and a blue skirt reaching halfway down to her knees, though it doesn't fully conceal the Vaporeon tail. On the side of her skirt she has a brown leather purse where she would conceal items such as potions or her PokeDex if she was a normal trainer. However Amy isn't a regular trainer. Her footwear consists of long white dress socks and white sneakers as well. Amy's intentions was to look like a normal trainer a bit, however the mutations doesn't do so well with the skirt.

Personality: Amy's calm, intelligent, and charming to some. A trait that many water-types have, and she inherited it from her Vaporeon. She will battle others when needed, and helps others in need. Amy doesn't care if they have to swallow their pride, she will deliver help unless there's a good enough reason provided. She cannot stand to see others that she knows being abused or harmed, thus she will lend herself as a shield if it isn't too life threatening.

Amy has learned to respect nature and let it take place, unless something needs to be intervened by mankind, explaining why she became a Morph. Wild Pokemon are what she doesn't like to tamper with, as humans been known to destroy entire groups of creatures due to one simple mistake. When it comes to others, she doesn't want to harm them unless they're her enemy. When it comes to herself, she'll use herself as a... Dog of war, maid, whatever you can think of as a tool. Amy follows orders, and only disobeys if it's to save another's life. Some would call her a good soul for that.

In battle, Amy has learned to fight fiercely and without major casualties. This is due to a Vaporeon's ability of water manipulation, so she can easily trick others. This also applies outside of battle to enemies. Amy will use deceit to fool her opponents. Some might view it as disrespectful and dishonorable, however Amy would rather sacrifice her honor than innocent good-willed people being harmed. However, she isn't one to take command of a group, even when asked.

Background: Born and raised in Cerulean City, Amy watched many Pokemon battles in her young life. As such, she grew attached to water-types through Misty's Gym Battles against the young trainers, experienced and inexperienced. Due to this, she experimented with water-types and caught many of them, though none of them had been interesting for her. Until she found out about an Eevee, one that her parents left her with until her parents died shortly after they moved to Viridian City. Due to her parent's unfortunate deaths when she was seven (one died due to cancer, the other died to a rare heart disease that that section of the family got once every three generations), she was forced to live with her foster parents who weren't that fond of Pokemon.

As a result, Amy had to hide the Eevee in Viridian Forest until she grew of age to become a Pokemon Trainer. Most of her time was spent admiring Pokemon interacting, such as Butterfree or colonies of Beedrill and how they worked together in a team. Amy had grew attached to Pokemon, and tried her hardest to evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon through the training on weak Pidgies, Rattatas, and even Caterpie. She was disappointed though, when she found out about how Eevee evolves through the use of stones or happiness. She was very lucky that the Pokemon didn't become an Espeon or Umbreon through the several months of training.

On her tenth birthday, she had finally found a Water Stone and she ran away from home. As punishment since her foster parents found out she went to Viridian Forest, she was to be sent to a private bording school, possibly to never interact with Pokemon until she graduated. It was a crappy present, and Amy grown much too attached to Eevee. She would have to evolve it and run away, hopefully to become a trainer.

Amy had done so, and with the help of Vaporeon, found her way to Sabrina's Gym before the eventual experiments with the PokeMorphs. Sabrina had become much too strong, and she feared what this could mean for Pokemon if this wasn't put to an end. So she planned to join the PLF, even though the fusion of her and Vaporeon would mean that Vaporeon would be no more, except as part of her mind and body. But, the Vaporeon was scared of this as well, and acted in a way suggesting it wanted Amy to join the PLF as well. Amy had done so, in order to prevent this from spreading to the other regions. It was bad enough that pokemon were fused with humans without any ability to say no and put this to an end, it would be even worse if other Gym Leaders got the idea.

Attacks: If TMs aren't allowed, notify me and I'll edit Aqua Pulse and Ice Beam to Hydro Pump and Aurora Beam. However, I'm not sure if Egg Moves are allowed either, and Wish is classified as one.

Aqua Pulse
Ice Beam
Wish
Acid Armor

Additional Information: Amy has always been a fan of swimming and nature. Before the PokeMorph incident, her favorite hobby has been often walking through Viridian Forest, watching nature take place and Pokemon interact. As such, she also is a bit knowledgeable of many of Kanto's more common Pokemon.

RP Sample: Eying Azalea Town from afar, finally getting within viewing distance of the small village, the Roserade had her rose buds open slightly. Inside were concealed thorns, ready to be thrown out, that would reveal tiny vine-like whips. A Roserade often was very agile, able to use these whips to rip apart the flesh on any pokemon. Emerald was no exception. She was able to use these as if she was a ninja, able to use them as things such as grappling hooks even. They often were a Roserade's last resort in most cases, as they were the most vulnerable, unfortunately.

She found that several small pokemon were eying the village, specifically from Slowpoke's Well. No one gone in there, not even pokemon. Pokemon stayed in the forest, while trainers didn't even go near there one bit. Rampaging Slowpoke and Onix hordes didn't bide well with the residents of Azalea, where their only defender was an elderly man by the name of Kurt. He was a Pokeball master, able to use Capricorns from Ilex Forest to make any pokeball, even the famed Master Ball, one of the few able to contain any Pokemon with several fail safes implemented. Pokemon feared it, especially the Legendaries that found that their enemy trainers had one in his or her possession.

Straying a bit too close to the edge of Ilex, a trainer spotted her. Now Kurt had even designed Pokeballs that managed to raise one's friendship with a trainer, whether they liked it or not. It was betrayed and manipulation to the highest degree, just deceiving someone for their abilities. Emerald was going to enter the village just to kill Kurt. He was a pain already when he found out how to make those damnable devices, he's even more of a nuisance as he's trying to make trainers capture pokemon with this "Friendship" crap all over again.

The trainer reached for his belt, which was designed to contain Pokeballs of all kinds.

"Another fool. Perish in the depths of Hell!" the Roserade called out to the trainer (although it came out as the normal Roserade cry to the human), just enough to gain the attention of other Pokemon, who normally had much more advanced senses than humans. Raising one of the rose bud hands, a dark purple-almost black orb started to form from the energy around the Roserade. There was a feeling of malice being generated from the orb. The hatred for the kind that basically destroyed her only friends except for those she was forced to abandon in Sinnoh and Hoenn. Those that treated her as an actual friend or family, not as a clan member or another pokemon.

The trainer, having found a Pokeball, clicked on a button in the center and threw it to the floor. Out came a Kadabra, the trainer obviously expected that Emerald would be a Grass/Poison dual-type combination. Obviously, he'd be in for a surprise.

"Kinetic, use Confusion!" The trainer ordered, with haste as he knew of how ghost type attacks were super-effective on Psychic pokemon.

"Kadabra!" the Kadabra cried out, simply murmuring a large amount of enchantments that didn't seem to do much. The Roserade ended up having a purple-ish aura surrounding her, even though there was no effect. After a couple of minutes, Emerald felt the ball of malice becoming powerful enough, and launched it, breaking whatever focus the Kadabra had.

"Kadabra, use Teleport now!"

Once again murmuring the enchantments, the Psychic creature transported the trainer and itself from the orb, though just barely. It gained size, eventually reaching to the town and burst open, releasing the energy everywhere. The trainer reappeared behind Emerald, thinking he could surprise her. All pokemon, especially Ghosts and Grass types, had ties with nature. Ghosts could sense spiritual force, and the change in it behind her disturbed Emerald.

The Kadabra then smashed the spoon over the Roserade's head, giving off much more force than expected. The attack was physical, and Emerald didn't expect that in anyway whatsoever. Her face collided with the dirt, and there was a little bit of blood coming off from the Pokemon's head, leaking a bit off of the edge of the rosebud.

"Annoying... It seems that not all trainers are as weak as I was expecting," Emerald murmured as she slowly got back up.

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 08:09 PM
AExcalibur, the signup looks great. I don't mind egg moves or TM's since its suppose to be the trainer bonding with their most loyal pokemon, i imagine that the trainer would have put effort into training as well. That being said, its exactly what i wanted. Accepted

I'll be taking 1 MAYBE 2 more signups...

Scales
March 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Kansas will you start this rp once you get the signups? Since you could have the rp members join in later on

Kansas
March 20th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Ya, i'm planning on starting this when i know i have time to make an adequate post and have enough people... I'll be absent all day tomorrow and i work as well. My optimistic starting date for this RP is Saturday evening or Sunday morning

Silhouette
March 21st, 2008, 11:28 AM
I've edited my sign-up post. If it's not enough, let me know.

Brad
March 21st, 2008, 03:03 PM
O crap- I am going to South Carolina for Spring Break. Hopefully, I will have teh Internet there, but otherwise, I will post ASAP.

Sonichero190
March 21st, 2008, 07:11 PM
Sign Up

Name: Reid Boom
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Morph: Lucario

Appearance: Reid is a very agile teenager.He is about 4'8" and is incredibly light. He has no muscle and is very thin, he is mostly like this because he has lived in Mt.Moon for 4 whole years surviving only on Paras Mushrooms and can't bring himself to kill any type of animal, leaving him without a daily source of protein and making him a little weak. Reid has white spiked hair which starts from above his eyes and ends at his neck. While most of his body parts stay the same, some features are considerably noticable, one is that his legs and feet are covered with the blue fur of a Lucario. Reid's hands and arms are the same but are stronger than the rest of his body, the spikes that are usually on a Lucario's hand are moved to his shoulders. his legs are that of a Lucario which are mostly fast alone, and because of the lack of most weight from his body, Reid has an extra boost of speed. his chest is mostly bare of fur except for a ring of pale yellow surrounding a spike that is on the middle of his chest. Reid's head mostly the same except for having Lucario's ears sticking out of his white hair. Reid's eyes are a soft blue filled with sadness and mourn. the only clothes Reid wears is a black jacket that covers most of his features except for ths spikes, blue jeans that cover his Lucario legs, and a backwards baseball cap that covers his ears, making him look for the most part human.

Personality: Because he lived 4 years away from human society,hiding from trainers that came his way, and never even learned how to talk, he is very shy and is not very sociable. Reid loves pokemon and hates when their powers and strength is abused, he even hates Poke Balls calling them prisons for pokemon, he even destroyed Lucario's Poke Ball after he ran away from home letting it choose it's lifestyle, this soon made a strong bind between them. Reid is very close to nature and will do anything to protect it. In Battle Reid uses his swift speed to quickly attack enemies, but this makes him incredibly light and easy to lift up, he can also be sent flying back from a lethal blow. To keep most of this from happening he will usually try and confuse enemies by zooming everywhere and dishing out attacks at the most unpredictable times, this makes him a force to be reckoned with.

Background:Reid was born in Viridian City, where right off the bat life was unpleasant. His mother died giving birth to him and his father,who was a cold and heartless Pokemon Trainer, tried to raise Reid alone with only knowledge of Pokemon, barely even bothering to teach him how to walk. As Reid was 5 years old his father already was putting his life in the hands of Pokemon, keeping even the most violent and strongest near him all the time, expecting him to learn how to command the creatures and show them who was the dominant being, This caused Reid to do the exact opposite and made Reid actually love and respect all pokemon in the world. As Reid neared the age of 10, his father gave Reid an unruly Lucario, expecting Reid to tame the beast. Reid succeeded, but not in a way his father had in mind, using affection and kindness than showing who's dominant. During the rest of the year he showed his hate of Poke Balls, the hate in using their abilities against each other. Once it hit his 11th Birthday, Reid finally snapped from pressure and ran far away, past even Pewter City and escaping to Mt.Moon. He lived in Mt. Moon for 4 years, learning how to train with Geodudes, hanging with Zubats, and playing with Clefairies, and eating the mushrooms of the Paras. But it was not all well, he started hearing massive earthquakes from Pewter City, and soon strange morphs of many Rock Types started patrolling Mt. Moon every hour on the hour. Soon Lucario was the only thing protecting him and the mountain, Reid finally got sick of his rocky home being destroyed by these monsters and joined PLF to rid the region of them.

Attacks:
Aura Sphere
Force Palm
Close Combat
Brick Break

Additional Information: Reid can not talk, he usually just makes exspressions to show others how he feels. He also lacks a much needed amount of protein.

RP Sample:
Reid was was resting deep in Mt.Moon, hiding in an underground tunnel he dug from the last 4 years, he was staring at a Graveler Morph that was rolling place to place testing it's abilities,Reid was angry as the Graveler morph was rolling into many poor pokemon that has protected him for years,Reid soon jumped up from his hole and Force Palmed the Graveler,which made it unroll, by the looks of it he was pretty angry...

"What was that for punk?! I'm just rolling around!"The morph yelled at him,

"..."Reid didn't answer, but pointed to the poor pokemon scattered around the floor,

"So? What do they got anything to do with it? Sure I knock some around, but they're just useless wild pokemon!"The Graveler said,

"...."Reid did another Force Palm to the corrupted morph,

The Graveler morph was now fuming,"Watch buddy,you're starting to make me angry!"The Graveler then used Roll Out trying to run over Reid, ut failed as Reid quickly dodged, making it slam into a wall,

Reid then did Brick Break, which did more damage to the morph,

"I didn't want to do this pal, but I guess it's worth it!"The Graveler said using Explosion

Reid growls as he quickly try's to get away from blast radius, barely getting away alive, he turns away from the now fainted morph and looks at a large hole
in the wall created from the explosion, he looks out to see Pewter City, roaming with morphs,

billie_lightning
March 22nd, 2008, 01:22 PM
It's fine. I'll find somewhere else. I was really set on Raichu. You guys have fun ^_^

Kansas
March 22nd, 2008, 03:16 PM
OOC:Heres how its going to work... I'm going to start with the accepted RPers and let the others join in as they get accepted as "reinforcements" sent from PLF Headquarters. From here on out, the signups to get into the RP will have to be EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD to join the RP late, so try to dazzle me with your best, aye?

As for the two newest signups, SonicHero190 and K9S8, both of your signups leave a lot to be desired in terms of detail and originality. I don't know if its your choice of morph or what but something doesn't sit well with either of your applications. I'll give you both 1 more chance to spiff up your sign ups and re-enter them. PM me after you edit and we'll talk.

But until then, SonicHero190 and K9S8 - Denied

As for the accepted RPers, we'll begin now, we'll be preparing for the first sortie, proceed to the rendezvous point. Heres a list of the accepted.
Kansas
Brad
Silhouette
OmniTemplar
AExcalibur
Auraoa
Jim

IC

"Okay, Agent Clove, you know your mission and here is your yeam", A voice called to Clove through a small video phone, promptly followed by a display of various names and faces.

"Understood, sir", Clove said, nodding his head in confirmation as he flipped the video phone shut.

He slipped the small phone into his back pocket, then tipped his hat up, finally taking in the wide scenery ahead of him. A city that lay in complete ruin with some buildings still smoldering. Pedestrians walked around sluggishly through their own misery as various morphs whipped and laughed at them. The already dull gray buildings only added to the smoky gray over cast skies above. The people were being forced to do hideous things and were tortured but Clove was forced to sit and watch the terrible atrocity. The city that lay before him... was the old remains of the once proud town of Pewter.

Clove remained in his hidden location watching through binoculars from the slim outskirts of Viridian Forest, the rendezvous point for the team he would be leading for operation Kanto Liberation. Other pokemon trainers, with the same passion for freedom, gave up their normal lives in order for peace and freedom. This was the time to change the path this world was taking.

Looking lower to the outskirts of the city, a large wall of stone had been erected using the powers of the various ground and rock morphs that Brock had assumed under his control, it would definitely be tough to make it into the city. Guards at every station on patrol, without a single hint to their strength. Not to mention the various elite trainers Brock might have recruited as body guards. Then there was the matter of Brock himself. That fool. That Geodude was known throughout the world for his strength and even more so when it became a Golem. Brock was truly a feared trainer and now possessed the power to cause catastrophic earthquakes and boulders at a whim. Rock Blast speeds recorded at over 200kph. The whole mission was suicide from the start, but Clove knew that before he even combined with his partner, and so did Cacturne. Clove finished his inspection of the city's perimeter, taking note of various locations around the wall and jumped down from his tree. Flipping the small video phone out again, he checked the time and peered around the forest.

"So my team...Brad, Denx, Victor, Mandi, Alice, and Amy. Their picture profiles give no hint as to their strength either... Charizard, Raichu, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Ambipom and Vaporeon...The pokemorph world is definitely full of mystery. I'll have to watch out for this one though, looks like a bit of trouble, I dunno what the PLF was thinking"He said to himself as he tapped Brad's picture impatiently with his index finger. "All that said, these are the people i'll be entrusting with my life. I'll have to also trust the PLF's decision making abilities..."

"They should be arriving soon...The ones who are going to help me save this world from these sadistic freaks..." Clove said calmly to himself, peering into the dark forest from under his triangular scarecrow hat. Images of Brock controlling the citizens of Pewter flashed through his mind followed by visions of his dearest Erika and what this corruption has done to her. He balled his fist in anger, hurling his arm out to the side and shooting a spray of needles into the near by tree.



OOC: There you have it! the opening post! rendezvous please! i've also created an OOC thread for this RP, please use it and don't OOC your posts! http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=3422901#post3422901

Naito
March 22nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
OOC: Sadly, I end up writing short posts until things start kicking up. But short posts to me are at least four paragraphs, so it's all good.

Amy walked through Viridian Forest, eying the video phone that the PLF had assigned her. This was where she would be given orders, as operations was done mostly through the act of secrecy.

"Proceed through Viridian Forest to the outskirts of Pewter City. There, you shall meet up with other operatives and begin the mission," a voice ordered, showing the teammates she was assigned. There was a Cacturne, a Blaziken, a Raichu, a Gardevoir, and a Charizard-morph that looked as if he was on steroids. This one looked like a danger to both the PLF and the Pokemon League, and Amy was worried about that one.

"Understood, sir," Amy gave the standard reply as she shut off communications with the man and put the phone in her pocket.

"We will have to be more cautious of our surroundings than before... Especially with this forest between those damned cities." Amy thought as she eyed what was around her. Viridian City instilled an aura of fear within people, and managed to keep people under control. There wasn't much difference there other than the Gym's morphs walking around and making civilians feel like crap. Pewter's Gym following, was horrible. People there were tormented and dug for fossils in Mt. Moon, some had experiments conducted on them. Others were used for other labor or just tormented as they done their business.

The thing was though, Viridian Forest felt safe even when between those two cities. It was probably due to the fact that Amy spent four years of her life. Still, it was dangerous, and Amy wasn't one to forget that. She knew that chances are that morphs patrolled even the forest, even though it was untouched. So, she changed from a walking pace to a running one, so she could catch up with the rest of the group quickly.

Jim
March 22nd, 2008, 04:21 PM
Here, have your smelly sign-up. I may as well not be 'back-up' considering I got it in earlier than you thought. [Does this mean you can include me in your first post? <3]

Name:
Alice Robinson

Age:
18

Gender:
Female

Morph:
Ambipom

Appearance:
Alice is a dainty young woman. She stands at about 5'1” and has the build of a girl much younger than herself. She's extremely slim to the point of looking ill; this however is compensated by her tanned and vibrant skin colour which portrays her as a girl who gets out a lot. Her long, thin, violet coloured hair falls at her waist, and is usually tied up into a long ponytail with a yellow band. Her fringe [or 'bangs' or whatever you call them] is separated into two thick strands of purple hair, very similar to an Ambipom's, which both end at and are usually positioned in the center of each of her cheeks. Her eyes are a pale lilac colour, the polar opposite of the purples in comparison to her hair; her irises are white, either that or invisible. She garbs herself in a short, violet, sleeveless dress which ends at her knees and a pair of black leggings sprout from underneath. She sports a pair of incredibly muddy running shoes which according to her were originally white, however one would probably believe that they were originally black before they were caked with this much mud.

This is where the 'normality' ends. Alice's nose is almost identical to that of an Ambipom, being an upwards pointing triangle, the same colour as her hair. Her fingertips on both of her regular hands are red. Her most prominent feature are the two purple tails that erupt from her lower back, each with an identical, three-fingered hand, which of which are also tipped in red. To top everything off, she has very thing lips and dazzling white teeth which are sometimes presented as the same, 'cheeky', smile as her counterpart Pokémon.

Personality:
Alice is an intellectual. She loves to solve things, to find how things work and to push her brain to its extent. She prefers planning and organizing than action and would rather work behind the desk at the PLF than fieldwork. The social aspects of her personality are also approached in the aforementioned manner, she will not even consider building a relationship with anyone she doesn't trust or that she feels will get in her way, and being part-Pokémon her instincts often get the better of her when it comes to judgment. But for the most part she's self dependent and solitary, leaving her a tad eccentric.

However, Alice's personality is completely contradictory when she is having fun or gets to know someone. She doesn't have too much confidence and can never be considered 'the life and soul' nor does she enjoy being the center of attention; having saying that she doesn't like being 'part of the crowd' either, trying to differ herself from both humans and Ambipoms in ways such as using moves and strategies in battle than an Ambipom would never use -i.e. Learning Water Pulse-.

In battle she is more of a strategist. If she ever actually resorts to battle that is. If she's backed into a corner she can amaze even herself, not by strength but by the skill and combos she can pull off, with only four attacks. But as previously mentioned, she hates battling and can probably count her battles on two of her four hands.

All in all Alice's personality contradicts itself all the time, one minute she can be happy stuck behind a desk and the next she will love being out in the fresh air; she narrows this down to the fact that Ambipoms and Humans are too different mentally but physically are quite similar.

Background:
Alice worked at the PLF as a secretary before her strategic skills were recognized as an asset to the force. Having not been a strong lover of Pokémon she was always against the idea of Pokémorphs but her will to rid Kanto of the eight Gym-leader-turned-tyrants was too strong. The only condition that Alice herself demanded is that she would one day be able to live a regular human life when the PLF were through with her, and later that very same week she had finally been found a suitable match, an Ambipom, and the morph went as planned. She no realizes that there is probably no way of reversing the morph, she's glad however that she looks a lot more humanoid than some other morphs around the workplace and is quite happy with her 'promotion'.

Attacks:
Focus Punch
Water Pulse
Protect
Double Team

Additional Information:
Since she was originally a human, her regular arms are much better than that of an Ambipom's, not to mention they have hands. However as the tails are nearly as strong, if not stronger, she has adapted to using them quickly and is now capable of using all four equally as well as the last. It's like having four arms.

RP Sample:
I'm your friend and have RPed with you twice before? :D

Is there an OOC thread for this yet? I'll have an IC up tomorrow.

Silhouette
March 22nd, 2008, 04:46 PM
Denx had recieved his message on the phone.
Such an ugly phone.. Oh well, it'll do." he complained.
He ran through Viridian Forest for a while, then stopped. He had complete loss of direction.
Ugh.. So dizzy.. I shouldn't have run so long.." he thought to himself.
He sat at a nearby tree trunk, and flipped open the phone that was given to him, cycling through images on it.

"Whoa, this black, winged dude is built!" he said outloud, talking as if his Riachu was right next to him.

"Oh, right! We morphed! Heh, heh." he said aloud once again.

Once his migrain was gone, he got up and looked around. He saw nothing but trees. Solis climbed a tree and looked up at the sky. He saw a faint haze in a certain direction. That way must be North, he knew nothing THAT bad would happen in Viridian. He, once again, set off.

A while later, he cam to an opening. There he saw a green figure, in the way of a sign.

"Could you move, I need to see where I am," he shouted to the distant figure. He had to look again. He flipped open his phone and checked the pictures.

"..cleaver? No.. OH!" he finally noticed.

"Clove, that you?!" he stupidly yelled across the opening.

Kansas
March 22nd, 2008, 05:17 PM
Clove's anger filled concentration was broken by a shout from through the trees.

"Clove, that you?!" He heard from across the opening.

Instantly reacting to the sudden loud presence, Clove narrowed his eyes and vanished into the darkness of the forest, seemingly like a shadow.

"Faint Attack"

He appeared in front of the owner of the loud voice with a single spike held extended out to the figure's throat. Clove took a closer look at the boy who had clearly not expected the reaction that he got. Clove tipped his hat up again and cocked an eyebrow at the boy, letting the yellow glow of his eyes shine mysteriously through the forest's darkness. He flipped his video phone open with his free hand and scrolled through his team mate profiles, finally stopping on a familiar face. He held the phone beside the boy's head and compared the two for a moment before giving an aggravated sigh and lowering his guard, retracting the spike into his arm. The traits matched perfectly with the picture. The pointy face, orange hair, those eyes.... and that tail.

"Denx?" Clove questioned, reading the name from his phone's display, even though he already knew the answer.

Having inspected the boy's features more closely, he was definitely young... younger than Clove was expecting. He also definitely stood out in a crowd, this was going to make a covert attack even harder than originally assumed.

Clove lowered the the phone and flipped it shut, slipping it back into his back pocket.

"Yes... I'm Clove. I'll be your squad leader, welcome to the PLF. Rule number one, next time you yell across a clearing like that, I'll have your head. We can't afford to have our positions compromised like that. Its best that we keep our profile as low as possible until we're at least inside the walls of Pewter." He said to Denx sternly.

"The others will be arriving shortly, why don't you rest up?" He added, softening up to his normal calm and soothing voice. "we'll be starting the sortie as soon as they arrive."

Naito
March 22nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
Rushing through the forest, Amy decided to take a quick break. She hasn't been in the forest since her journey to become the Elite Four Champion, and that was several years ago. As a result, she had forgotten some of the path. Colonies of Pokemon have formed, and the Beedrill ones were the most lethal. They were known to chase people across the entire forest, never giving up. Enthusiasm like that was great, but not in those creatures. Having just barely dodged a few colonies, Amy would have to resort to another strategy.

"Let's see... The closest pond should be a bend around this cluster of trees... Whoa... That close already?" Mumbling to herself, Amy realized just how far Pewter City was. Just a hundred meters or more, and she would almost be at the outskirts of the city. There was a large amount of fog present in Pewter, most likely caused by any morphs in Brock's gym following. Using her attack "Acid Armor" would be useless here. Even if it made her transparent, even invisible, it wasn't that useful if in a minute or two she's at the outskirts of the forest. So she continued to dash.

After a few minutes, she arrived near two morphs. One was a Cacturne, with a spike extended towards a Raichu morph. She had heard a voice a while back, so most likely it was an act of caution. Amy had doubted that grass-type morphs were working for Brock, so most likely the Cacturne morph was on her side. After a minute, the spike retracted, as they both waited for her and the other morphs.

"But just to be sure..." Amy pulled out her mobile phone the PLF had given and checked the images they had sent her. Specifically of the Cacturne morph and the Raichu one. She stood her distance but was able to see their features. Most of what she could see matched up, the rest Amy would of have to get closer for. So shutting the phone and putting it in a pocket, she got closer to the two.

"Hi? I assume you're both working with me?" Amy asked as she approached them. There was no need to pull out the phone, as she recalled the pictures quickly. All the features seemed to match up. So all that Amy needed to do was wait for a response and the other morphs that would help her.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 22nd, 2008, 07:29 PM
Awaking from her slumber,Mandi suddenly remembered she had to meet with her team."Would it be possible for me to detect their presence,and teleport to them?I suppose I won't know until I try."Mandi reached for her mobile,by her bedside table,flipping it open to the "Team Members" screen."Alright,so I'll be working with a Cacturne,Raichu,Ambipom,Charizard,Vaporeon and a Blaziken."She nodded her head,then looked once again to see which was her leader."So,our leader is a Cacturne,whom goes by the name of Clove."She stood up,starting to focus her energy to find where Clove was."In Viridian Forest,and...with a Raichu?Must be the other agent.Alright,hopefully this works."Using Teleport didn't use up too much of her energy,but trying to use it on a specific location,and to specific people,took a bit more effort then a regular Teleport would need.As she let go of the energy built up to use Teleport,Mandi lost her grip on reality for a moment.

"Where am I?"She murmured to no one in particular.She quickly stood up,to see if she had successfully used Teleport to her teammates."I guess I was off by a few meters."She sighed,brushing the grass off of her dress-like clothing.Mandi had used Teleport successfully,unfortunately for her,she hadn't come close to where her teammates where.Walking through the forest felt calming for her,yet at the same time,she could hear the erratic cries of the Pokemon around."I remember seeing them nearby the entrance,or was it the exit?I'll try the the exit first,I suppose."As Mandi reached the clearing,she overheard a a feminie voice."Hi? I assume you're both working with me?"She knew instantly,that her teammates were just up ahead.She quickly walked up to greet them.As she approached the clearing,she waved at them."I assume you're all apart of my team?"Mandi shouted towards them.

Kansas
March 22nd, 2008, 08:42 PM
OOC: SonicHero and Billie_Lightning will be joining us as well. There are 2 sign ups on reserve which i know the calibur of their writing and all other signups are closed which means sorry to the other sign up who didn't edit in time to make it. There will be another chapter for Johto. Better luck next time. Billie's signup will be available in the OOC Thread. PLEASE GO THERE. I can't stress that enough.


IC:
"Hi? I assume you're both working with me?" Clove heard a voice from over his shoulder call softly. At least this one knew the importance of staying silent. He immediately recognized the face as the only water type on the squad, the Vaporeon morph, Amy.

"Hi there, yes we're going to be working together. I'm Clove, Cacturne morph. I'm sure you were briefed about my abilities just as I was briefed about yours." Clove said soothingly as he stepped towards her reaching out his right hand for a hand shake. The greeting was cut short by an interruption from a different direction in the forest.

"I assume you're all apart of my team?" A figure shouted from a distance away, emerging from the underbrush.

Clove took the hand he was holding out to shake with and slapped his forehead in frustration.

"Great... another noisy one... we're gonna be dead before this mission even starts." Clove thought to himself, spitefully. He didn't give the same reaction as he did when he was alone. At this point he was learning to accept the fact that some of these trainers might now have been the most tactful of social personalities when it came to being around other people.

"Would you keep your voice down!?" Clove hissed to the Gardevoir morph that was making its way towards them. At this point, Clove was sick of introducing himself. He simply waved a hand and fixed his shirt before walking slowly to a tree and slumping down at its trunk. He looked up at the gathered members of his team.

"Hmpf... so far... it looks like a rag tag group of loudmouths is supposed to save the world, wonderful." He thought to himself as he peered from under the brim of his cap.

"You all should take this time to look over the mission specs one more time. Its only a matter of time before we leave."

billie_lightning
March 22nd, 2008, 08:53 PM
This is weird, Jade thought, looking at her green skin. She frowned, that’s probably what everyone else is going to think. As much as that troubled her, it would not stop her. She knew what she had to do.

The moon was full as she stepped out into the night air. She hadn’t traveled around Kanto in so long, but something told her she needed to get to Pewter City and fast. And for this reason she packed light, only bringing money and her PokeTech with her. Everything else she’d find on the way.

As she looked back at Lavender town, the trees swaying in the breeze; they were the only things waving her good-bye. As she turned around she felt something running towards her.

“Why do you have to leave?” It was Oliver, her childhood companion. His blonde curls gave away the innocence that would forever live in him, no matter how old they became. The yearning in his chocolate eyes was obvious.

“Bad things are happening out there, Oliver,” Jade gestured with her arm at nothing in particular. “I can’t just stay here and let it happen.”

Oliver was the only person not thrown off by her morphed appearance. She looked more human that a lot of PokeMorphs but she, nonetheless, looked different. He stared at her pleading, without words, for her to stay. She smiled, her sharp teeth bared.

“Don’t go getting yourself into trouble. I won’t be there to help you,” she joked.

“And what if you get in trouble? Jade, I….” he seemed to lose his voice for a second, “I love you”

Every time he said it, it was harder for her to leave. She turned around and continued walking, “I love you too. That’s why I need to do this.”


Jade dropped her PokeTech.

This was Pewter City? This rubble of a town? She didn't recognize it in the least. This couldn't be the friendly town where she earned her first badge so many years ago.

She glanced down at the phone she'd been given from the PLF. On her way here she'd studied her future teammates thoroughly; she'd have to know them well if they were going to work together. Somehow, no matter how many times she looked at him, she did not trust the Charizard morph. Not one bit.

Jade couldn't see anyone near her so she got on her hands and knees, trying to find any sign of movement. She didn't need her hands and feet to hear a young girl's voice shouting "I assume you're all part of my team?" She grimaced, so much for being stealthy.

She exhaled nervously and made her way over to the growing crowd of PokeMorphs, staying as quiet as a Tyranitar morph can.

Jim
March 23rd, 2008, 06:59 AM
I'm currently typing a post, I'm using this a place holder and I'll edit it into the real post to avoid post conflicts. ;]
Yay for short opening post.

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“That Tyranitar-girl looks like she'll make a great asset, if she is capable of controlling her newfound powers yet,”Alice thought to herself. She had been sitting in her current position, the branches of a huge tree, for the past twenty or so minutes, watching every newcomer and checking, double checking and triple checking everybody's profile and their mission brief. The purple haired girl was becoming particularly interested in the Tyranitar-girl, according to her profile her name was Jade, not only did he girl have no surname present in her profile, but she was paired and morphed with a Pokémon that was practically the polar opposite of the girl appearance-wise. “There's noway the agency paired her with a Tyranitar, surely.” “I'll keep my eye on her.”

With her preliminary observations over and due to the fact the tree she was currently sitting in was becoming increasingly uncomfortable, Alice decided it was finally time to introduce herself, if the Charizard-morph came flying in and she was spotted then the situation would become quite hazardous, due to the suspicion it would inevitably cause. The girl grabbed the branch she was sitting on with the hands on the end of her tails and leapt from the branch. She fell just infront of the team leader, Clove Wheldst, she looked him in the eyes whilst still suspended in midair. After a moment or two she decided to release her grasp on the branch and landed perfectly on her feet, without making too much of a noise.

“Hello everyone,” she announced in a rather hushed tone. “My name's Alice, Alice Robinson.” she made a quick observation to make sure she had directly addressed everybody, that way nobody would feel excluded and that way it would be a lot easier to address people and build work-related-relationships. She offered her left tail to Clove's right hand. “Nice to meet all of you,” she whispered.

Sonichero190
March 23rd, 2008, 07:50 AM
Reid was currently being chased by many different morphs, he didn't expect to cause this much attention from all the noise that usually gone from up in the mountains, but he didn't think the giant smoldering hole help with his chances. He was thinking that the Graveler morph was dead from the explosion it caused, but instead it reformed itself from it's cracked pieces and was now ready to finish Reid off, this time bringing some friends to help.

"Hey kid! You're gonna wish you were dead from the explosion once we're done with you!"The Graveler said, now curling up into a ball, his friends did the same.

Reid knew what this mean't from his last battle, and knew it wasn't good. He started running faster than ever now...If he could at least get past Pewter City he would be rid of these rocks.

The Graveler and it's friends soon started speeding towards Reid, even catching up to him!"Kid, why don't you just give up now?" The Graveler said laughing at Reid's futile attempts to escape.

Reid was starting to lose hope until he saw the harsh Pewter City, Reid grinned, then quickly jumped from building to building, starting to get higher and higher into the air and away from those rock morphs. he soon turned around and gaped at what he saw,

Appearantly, if you can go fast enough while you roll, gravity dosen't matter to you, the Graveler and his crew was right behind him,

Knowing he had only one chance, Reid stopped in front of a large border that was in the way. When they were close enough and couldn't change direction Reid jumped high, letting the other morphs crash into the wall below. He knew this wouldn't completely stop them, so he started running somewhere where they wouldn't find him. Too bad he wasn't counting on any morphs who were just walking on the streets to attack. He tried to find somewhere to hide, and as soon as he lost attention he was outside Pewter...

Suddenly Reid heard the mobile contraption ringing from his jacket pocket, given to him from PLF, really he didn't know how it works, so he just opened it,"You are on your first mission as of now, you shall have teamates to accompany you on this trip, the Rendevous Point is in Viridian Forest, you can get information on your team members by selecting the Team Members section, are you clear on your instructions?

Reid didn't answer, instead he turned off the call and looked at his teammates, One was a strong looking Charizard morph, a Cacturne morph, a Gardevoir morph,A Raichu morph,Vaporeon morph,Blaziken morph,Tyranitar morph, and finally an Ambipom morph. He looked at them and remembered their features, then leapt off to Viridian Forest.

Reid was soon there in almost a blink of the eye, now he needed to find his teammates...

"Hello everyone. My name's Alice, Alice Robinson. Nice to meet all of you."

Reid heard the voice and crept silently to the source. then jumped up one tree higher from everyone else and stared at the morphs that were his teammates. He saw about all of them there. But didn't come out of hiding until he was a hundred percent sure.

Silhouette
March 23rd, 2008, 07:58 AM
"So, is this everyone?" Denx whispered in an awkward tone. He wasn't used to whispering. He was too lazy to flip open his phone and check. Denx stood by the entrance quietly, watching everyone greet. Clove stood out to him the most, though.

Retractable spikes? He thought to himself. He almost started to second-guess himself as to which pokemon he should've morphed with. Then, he almost smacked himself. He nearly forgot that Riachu was his most trustworthy partner.

He decided to make use of the extra time. He walked nearer to the crowd of morphs, knowing all but at least one was missing. The Charizard. Denx was hoping he was a nice guy. He had had too much experience with bullies in his hometown.

He just stood there, near Clove. Clove was the only one he really knew. Sure he didn't like the cold-heartedness of him, but he knew what he was like.

Jim
March 23rd, 2008, 08:16 AM
"Nope, we're still waiting on 'Omega' the Charizard morph and Victor Drawn, he's the Blaziken." Alice answered the Raichu-morph. The orange haired boy was quite a bit taller than herself, but obviously younger. If anything he looked too young to be part of the PLF; Alice admired the younger boy for his bravery, she had only actually become an agent about two months prior. "I was a nervous wreck when I started, this kid looks calm and collected; he probably has a lot more experience than I do, I'm quite surprised that I made it into this little group after only two months,"

"Hi, Denx is it? My name's Alice, It's an honor to meet a boy of your age in this little group," Alice articulated as she offered him one of her human hands for an introductory handshake. She edged nearer towards him and Clove, the only ones she'd had any personal interaction with.

"I'm pretty sure this boy could be a valuable asset to me if I can build a professional relationship with him, he looks nice enough to even become a friend," Alice thought to herself. She started to hug herself, the weather was getting increasingly colder and standing doing nothing didn't help. "I'd better try and not look too deep in thought, the last thing I need is to look weird in front of everyone," she issued Denx a small smile before a sudden blast of cold wind sent shivers down her spine. "The others had better hurry up,"

OOC: If you didn't guess, Italics indicate thinking -.-

Sonichero190
March 23rd, 2008, 08:27 AM
Reid looked into the mobile one more time to be on the safe side, not knowing if he was really ready to meet another person. After all, the latest person he has actually met tried to blow him up. As Reid heard more introductions, he felt sure they weren't gonna try to kill him...at least he hoped.

Reid jumped down to the others, and though he couldn't really talk, he tried to clearly show that he was part of the team, holding out the mobile and showing the page of team members and the mission.

Naito
March 23rd, 2008, 08:57 AM
Eying the morphs that arrived, Amy was wondering just how would the team work together. Two loudmouths, a Lucario morph who had just appeared, two absentees, and the other morphs, whom she hadn't organized into groups yet. Then, there was her, and she had little experience with her powers, yet she knew how to use them to an extent. For her first actual serious mission, this seems to be more difficult than expected.

"Two operatives still need to come, and then we're set... I wonder how they'll be like," Amy had thought, before disregarding it and throwing it in an imaginary trash bin.

Hearing noises from the section of the forest that the Lucario morph, who was busy proving he was part of the team, her head turned towards it.

"Could he had been followed?" Another thought, yet more important. If that morph had been followed, there's a chance that Brock's Gym Following might of already have information on the group. A shiver was sent throughout Amy's spine, not from the wind and the rain that started to drop down, but the thought of being ambushed and killed. Everything would be all for nothing, then.

Snapping out of her thoughts, Amy turned to face the group again and waited for the rest of her allies. Hopefully they would come soon, as chances are that if the morphs waited here all day, they would be spotted.

Kansas
March 23rd, 2008, 09:47 AM
Clove was greeted surprisingly by a girl who dropped from the tree in front of him. The Ambipom morph. All of the other morphs were slowly meeting together as well, all were there but two. Clove rose to his feet, and shook hands with the tail of the Ambipom girl. She was very quiet, but Clove recognized her immediately from the PLF as the tactical adviser for the squad. The other morphs slowly appeared. The Lucario morph stepped forward with his phone extended, showing the team display. His profile HAD shown that he had less than adequate communication skills, but none the less he was to be apart of the team. The Tyranitar girl was also a fairly new addition to the force, she was cautious despite being made from rock, which Clove definitely appreciated. His assessment of the team was suddenly cut short when his phone started vibrating in has back pocket. He reached quickly and flipped it open.

"yes, commander."

"Your position has been compromised. Reid ran into trouble on the way here and was followed. Commence the operation at once, I will give the orders to the other agents that have not arrived."

"Sir."

Clove flipped the phone shut and looked to his team mates.

"Well, you heard the man. So I'll make this short. I'm Clove, your squad leader. We'll be working together and depending our lives on each other. But We're much more than that, we're the ones who are going to stop these psychos and bring peace. From this moment on, the entire world is counting on us and our abilities, you're going to need to show sides of yourself you've never shown and strength you didn't know you had. Our legacy begins today, not as a group of rag tag morphs trying to rebel, but as Squad 1 of the Pokemorph Liberation Force. Lets do this." Clove let out a deep sigh, finishing his little speech. Hopefully he had achieved the motivation he desired.

He looked to Pewter and sure enough, there was already a hole in the wall from Reid's battle and search parties fanning out in every direction.

"Okay, heres your quick debriefing. We're going to move in a small unit at first and fan out later as needed. Brock's gym and fortress is located about 6 kilometers into the city from here. Lets move--" Clove was cut off by an unknown figure appearing on the outskirts of the forest.

"HERE THEY ARE! I FOUND TH---" Clove wasted no time in reacting. He faded to shadow once more, seeming to completely disappear.

"Faint attack"

He appeared near the morph, when closer up, was revealed to be a Sandslash morph, easy prey.

"Needle Arm"

The combination of the two attacks was definitely Clove's favorite. The spikes erupted from his arms, puncturing holes in his dress shirt. He sliced through the morph, instantly silencing the informing of his team mates. Permanently.

He looked back to his team with his spikes reaching far out of his body as he stood over the collapsed morph.

"You all know the plan. From here on, its serious. Make every attack count. MOVE OUT!" He immediately turned and sprinted out of the forest towards the hole in the wall.

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 10:57 AM
Victor meanwhile was hiking through Mount Moon. It was something he usually did but he knew a shortcut to Pewter. He suddenly heard something on his Poke-Gear

"THE OPERATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. GO TO THE PLACE YOU WERE ASSIGNED AND RECEIVE FURTHER ORDERS." He heard a very loud voice say in his Pokegear

"Understood." He slowly responded. He looked towards Pewter city. It was supposedly an impenetrable fortress. Even though Victor couldn't jump very high he could still climb

A few trees and slight Blaziken jumping ability later and Victor found himself landing ontop of a nearby house. He caught sight of some commotion and jumped down to sidewalk level. Victor sprinted towards the hole where he caught sight of what looked like a Cacturn coming into the hole. Victor recognized him from a briefing he was given earlier.

"Victor Drawn, newly appointed to the PLF. What can I do

Naito
March 23rd, 2008, 11:37 AM
Two enemy morphs came, from Reid being followed. Amy was right. Having received the same message Clove had, she focused mainly on the battle, as orders were instantly given. She was one to follow them, and didn't disobey unless for a good reason.

A Geodude morph, basically humanoid but just covered in rough, rocky skin and a bit more shaped like a sphere, had begun to roll towards the girl. Jumping to the side, she had just barely managed to dodge the Rollout attack.

"Hmph, you're gonna get crushed missy!" the morph yelled, and changed directions at a faster speed. Dodging once again, Amy used the fin mane to absorb the water particles around her. Once that was done, she opened her mouth as a beam of pure water followed by three rings of the same liquid came crashing down on the opponent. He had been weakened severely, as water is super-effective to ground-types and rock-types, yet he had still managed to survive. However he knew his place and fled at highest speed with Rollout into Pewter City, due to Clove.

Attention was drawn to the Cacturne morph. He had suddenly killed one of Brock's morphs, by suddenly appearing in front of the Sandslash morph and sliced him in half with a needle that quickly extended. Such an attack was fatal, and the morph collapsed, probably dead.

"You all know the plan. From here on, its serious. Make every attack count. MOVE OUT!" He had shouted, before sprinting into Pewter City. Amy soon had followed.

Kansas
March 23rd, 2008, 11:59 AM
Another morph had appeared to the group as well, Clove flinched, preparing to defend his team but to his pleasant surprise, the Geodude morph was sent packing from a solid stream of water launched by Amy, the Vaporeon morph. So the others truly were strong... excellent. Amy was already following him towards the break in the wall and impending danger. The others were no doubt coming shortly.

While sprinting, love noticed a morph that didn't quite fit the standard morph appearance of the ones of Pewter. A bird like head... flames... Clove instantly thought back to his video phone, remembering the face, and not a moment too soon.

"Victor Drawn, newly appointed to the PLF. What can I do?" He said as he joined Clove in advancing towards the wall. Clove quickly looked at Victor and gave a nod to the left, signaling to follow him behind a large boulder, then flashed the same look to Amy. Upon sliding behind the temporary safety of the boulder, he gave Victor a quick briefing of the scenario.

"Hey Victor. The operation has begun already. With the exception of Amy, the Vaporeon morph, the others are preparing to assault as well. We can't take out all of those morphs at the entrance alone, we'll need the help of the others. Once inside, we advance straight towards Brock's gym. Intelligence shows he has at least 3 extremely powerful morph guards protecting him. Thats all the info we have." Clove said, breathing heavily. The adrenaline was definitely pumping inside of him after taking down that Sandslash morph and seeing Amy's abilities. He couldn't wait to see what the others were capable of.

But would it be enough to take down Brock... the thought of Rock Blasts exceeding 200km/ph haunted his mind. The pure destruction they could cause... It was going to be a long day.

"Be ready to go, Victor, its all rocks and ground types. You don't exactly have the best advantage, i'll cover you best I can."

billie_lightning
March 23rd, 2008, 01:41 PM
"HERE THEY ARE! I FOUND TH---"

Jade had finally met her teammates when a full on assault began. Rock Pokemon were flooding towards them. Someone had got their attention and they did NOT look happy.

She turned from the ghastly sight to her teammates, "Uh, I'm Jade..." she aimed at no one in particular. She had never been good at introductions. Everyone nodded politely but their attention was needed elsewhere. There was always later for formal introductions.

Quickly, Jade got into position, flexing what muscle she did have. Luckily, her strength was heightened with the help of her Tyranitar. Amy, the Vaporeon Morph, gave all her attention to a Geodude Morph. Jade was impressed, Not bad for a water pokemon... She had never been a fan unless they were part fighting type, but this girl could definitely change her mind.

And there was Clove, their leader. His aura seemed to hold no fear and Jade automatically respected him for it. He had just taken out a Sandslash Morph. No, wait..., she looked closer. He killed him. If Jade weren't green she would have turned rather pale at this discovery. She wasn't prepared to kill.

Shaking away her nervousness, she flexed and pounded the ground hard.
Earthquake
Half of the enemy Morphs went flying into the air. They weren't expecting a rock type to be on the opposing side. She always liked a good old fashioned surprise attack. Jade smirked at her strength, Maybe this won't be so hard...

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 02:25 PM
"Alright then" He said to the Clove. Victor noticed a Tyranitar flex into the ground. Immediately he felt himself fall to the ground

"Ouch." He whispered softly. He got up slowly and looked around. Victor noticed Dugtrio morph moving towards the Tyranitar. Victor quickly sprinted towards the rock pokemon and pounced ontop of it

Strength

Victor either realised his move wasn't strong enough or the morph was to big. It slowly got up. Victor circled towards the rock pokemon.

"Do something" He yelled towards her

billie_lightning
March 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM
Her confidence always got the best of her.
"Do something" a voice yelled at her. She turned to find a Blaziken Morph looking at her deperatly; a Dugtrio Morph was heading her way.
Dark Pulse
She hadn't been a PokeMorph for very long but she figured out how to use her power a lot faster than most. The Dark attack was enough to slow down the Dugtrio, but it wasn't finished yet.
Rock Slide
There was enough rocks in the area that the Dugtrio Morph was swallowed. She waited, still in position to fight it, for the PokeMorph to reappear from the rubble. When no movement was detected, with her feet or her eyes, she nodded at the Blaziken and smirked. "Don't worry about me"

Jim
March 23rd, 2008, 03:10 PM
"Your position has been compromised. Reid ran into trouble on the way here and was followed. Commence the operation at once, I will give the orders to the other agents that have not arrived."

Well, you heard the man. So I'll make this short. I'm Clove, your squad leader. We'll be working together and depending our lives on each other. But We're much more than that, we're the ones who are going to stop these psychos and bring peace. From this moment on, the entire world is counting on us and our abilities, you're going to need to show sides of yourself you've never shown and strength you didn't know you had. Our legacy begins today, not as a group of rag tag morphs trying to rebel, but as Squad 1 of the Pokemorph Liberation Force. Lets do this." Clove let out a deep sigh, finishing his little speech. It succeeded in it's obvious purpose, to inspire and motivate.

After a brief encounter with a Sandslash-morph, the majority of the team suddenly moved out, charging at high speeds; leaded by the squad leader, Clove. Alice was left standing alone.

"Okay, they can officially be my distraction," Alice thought to herself. "The city is surrounded by an enormous wall, the gate's where they went through; there has to be some sort of reservoir or some other part of a sewage system." Alice used her Ambipom-like agility and leapt up into the tree, using her four hands she eventually reached the top. After a quick scan of the area she located a pipe erupting from the goliath walls.

"Ahaa!" she yelled as she leapt from the tree and started to sprint as fas as she could. Alice wasn't the fastest runner, but her daily training provided her with a hell of a lot of stamina. Within about three minutes she approached the pipe. The stench that was emitted from the putrid pipe was enough to make a Meowth, the Pokémon with no nose, hurl. As she took a quick rest she whipped out her phone and punched in a message to Clove. "I found a sewage pipe, I'm entering from beneath the city, keep in touch." After the message was sent Alice thrust the phone into her pocket and climbed into the steel pipe. Her thoughts shifted rapidly as she crouched through the 4' tall pipe. "He'll think I'm crazy, into a sewage system alone. He's not stupid, he'll know that Brock's not stupid either; there'll be some guards in here, I just hope he sends no one after me. I can handle it."

With each step, the pipe became darker and the smell became much stronger. Alice heard a shuffling noise, followed by a squelching one. She stopped and closed her eyes. The second she hear another noise she made her move.

"Double Team"

She moved so fast that she seemed to split into many different copies of herself, surrounding the source of the noise; a lone Grimer.

"Hmm, a Grimer, it's been a while since I saw an actual Grimer."

She closed her eyes and started to concentrate. After three or so seconds, her fists on the end of her tails illuminated and she launched them at the Grimer; not knowing which way to go because of the Double Team, Grimer couldn't escape.

"Poor Pokémon, it's not your fault you were dragged into this," she whispered soothingly to the fainted Pokémon. "You obviously have a master," With that, Alice continued her stealthy mission into the bowels of the sewer. After about five minutes she heard a voice.

"Pokémorph? this is too far! The mind of a human in the body of a Muk?! There's no human to me! Brock's gone too far this time, I want my body back!" the deep voice bawled, causing an echo. Alice got a little bit closer so she could take a look. However, her foot slipped, landing in the water next to her, causing a huge splash. "What was that?!" the voice yelled. Alice heard it get closer and closer, the same squelching sound but much heavier and louder.

"Time for a surprise attack," Alice's tail-hands started to glow a very light neon-blue colour.

"I know you're there, I can smell you!" the Muk-experiment yelled.

"Water Pulse!" she suddenly jumped from her hiding position to face the Muk, she shot a few small rings of water from her tails, as the rings got closer they transformed into a wave, like a miniature version of surf. The wave hit the Muk square in the 'face'.

"Ahhggk!" it yelled, it couldn't see through the water in it's eyes. It thrust out it's hands and started to fire random balls of sludge.

"Protect,"

Alice surrounded herself with a yellow ball of energy, blocking all incoming sludge bombs. She quickly started to charge another Focus Punch while using Double Team; a strategy she used often.

"Focus Punch!"

She swept in closer and smashed her Ambipom-fists into Muk, sending it flying into the stagnant water of the sewer. Being an unconscious Muk, he just sank to his death. "I'm sorry," she thought, as if it would make some sort of difference. "You'll be on my list of people that I'm avenging when we crush Brock," She turned away and charged forwards, after about ten minutes of avoiding Grimers with Double Team she arrived at a pair of slime-covered ladders. She whipped out her phone. "I've reached a manhole, I'm not sure where it'll take me, but according to the map you're only about half a mile away, can you try and get a bit closer, in case I'm underneath some sort of army, I have news essential to the PLF. If the area's clear I suggest setting a rendezvous point." she sent the message to Clove. She turned on her beacon on the phone so she could be located on the phone's map, and just about any other digital map in the general area. Once he gave her the all clear they would only be a couple of miles from the fortress, and Brock.

Silhouette
March 23rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
Denx had jumped suddenly into action. He saw a morph, not occupied by any battle and confronted it. It seemed to be one of the many Geodude morphs. He reacted with a quick and strong Shock Wave Technique. It knocked the foe back, but no more than that. It shook off the waves of lightning and rolled toward Denx.

He was pelted by a small haze of water Vapor. He turned to see a Vaporeon morph shooting water at another Geodude. This distraction caused him to not pay attention to the Geodude morph, and it slammed into him.

"Greaaagh!" he shouted funnily, unintentionally. He thought that Shock Wave had done the trick. He suddenly remembered. Geodude was also part ground type!!

He flicked a few Quick Attacks at the foe, doing little damage. It was enough to make it dizzy. He launched more Quick Attack assaults. He fell to the ground, though, as the rock-hard body he was striking hurt each time he hit it.

This is going to be a pain in the-- he thought. But, he was struck by a rock flying through the air in mid-thought. It was easily the sizes of his head, and could've been deadly if it hadn't have been for the Geodude's horrible accuracy.

He looked down at the rock, and came up with a quick plan before having to dodge another rock. If he could fling that rock with more power, it would damage that Geodude tons more.

He started to pick up the rock with a small jolt of electricity. He grabbed the jolt like a chain and swung it around himself, like it was on a rope. He let it go when he thought is was time. It would be risky, and he knew he would get kicked off the team if it hit a teammate. He forgot about that, and only remembered it after he released it. He bit his toungue, and time seemed to slow down..

Bull's eye! It nailed the Geodude right between the eyes, knocking it out instantly.

He sighed for the brief time he had, knowing this would be his biggest challenge. He wouldn't be able to touch Brock, and probably his minions, too. Even if he happened to succesfully hit Brock with the same tactic he had pulled on the Geodude, it would have nearly no effect whatsoever. That Golem hide couldn't even be penetrated by a bomb.

He snapped out of the thought and ran into the main action scene, helping out his allies.

Naito
March 23rd, 2008, 03:55 PM
"It seems we're going to be needing support, with all of Brock's morphs knowing our positions," Amy had said, as she closed her eyes. Clapping her hands, she had ended up generating an aura of dim light that surrounded those nearby momentarily. A silent prayer had been made, in the form of Wish. Opening her eyes, she found that more morphs were coming.

"Done. I will be able to support you all with a little healing, even though it's fairly weak as I haven't mastered the move I had just used. Yet," Amy told the group, as she focused her attention on a Rhydon morph. Grey skin that formed a rough scaly hide, a large drill like horn, and the claws. To add it all up, they were tall. Around 6"3', to be exact. There were two, so chances are these were one of of the patrol guards.

"Damnit... Don't let those two touch you. If so, chances are they'll gore you with their drill-like horns, or something along those lines. It's basic, but I seen it being done to Pokemon already..." Amy said, a sickening image of that happening to her and the others quickly formed in her head. She wasn't one to kill, yet if Brock seriously meant this, it would have to be done. Lives would have to be taken, at the cost of hers. The lives of the Pokemon that fused with the human, too.

Ice Beam

Focusing her attention on the two Rhydons, Amy had once again opened her mouth. The air around her became colder, almost as if it was the winter. An icy glow formed in the throat of her mouth, and it was launched out, forming a large white beam of concentrated frozen energy. It flew towards one of the Rhydon morph, whom was aiming for the Tyranitar morph. It hit dead on, and froze the Rhydon in place. The now frozen Pokemorph tipped over and fell onto the hard cement sidewalk. The morph's drill cracked, but that was all.

"One of them have been disabled temporarily. Focus on the other one, if it's okay," Amy requested. The Ice Beam had taken much of her energy, so she would have to sit this one out for a while. The attack had only been used maybe three times before, two of them when she was trained on how to use her powers. As thus, she had little to no skill with Ice Beam. It was pure luck the Rhydon morph froze. Hopefully it would stay frozen.

Kansas
March 23rd, 2008, 04:00 PM
Clove watched his two allies support each other out in the field of battle. Victor and Jade seemed to work wonderfully together, taking quick care of the morph that was causing them a bit of trouble. Jade, the most recent arrival and Tyranitar morph seemed to have a bit of arrogance to her but that was okay, as long as she could back it up.

Clove's attention then shifted towards the edge of the forest where Denx was handling a Geodude morph. He was definitely new to any battle field and the situation wasn't favorable for him at all to start on. Rock and Ground type everywhere, it was going to be a rough first mission for the young Raichu morph. Clove was suddenly pleasantly surprised. After a few iffy moves, Denx dealt with the geodude morph and moved on to the battlefield without skipping a beat. His courage was definitely admirable. Clove's inspection of the battlefield was cut off by a buzzing in his pocket. He pulled the phone to see a message transmitted from Alice.

"I found a sewage pipe, I'm entering from beneath the city, keep in touch."

Clove quickly replied confirming her message and looked up to the battle field. The morphs around the city seemed to be getting more and more numerous. The time to act was now, he leaped on top of the boulder he was hiding behind, with spikes outstretched. He looked to Amy fighting valiantly as she took on two morphs on her own. She brought one down but was left weak with one standing. Time to help his team.

"Pin Missle"

He raised his arms, flinging them out in wave motions as showers of needles sprayed across the battlefield, smashing through the Rhydon morph's ice impaling it all over and stopping many other morphs in their places and dropping some to the ground. He used this temporary distraction to once again vanish with the shadows, moving swiftly and slicing through with his Needle Arm/Faint Attack combo. He soon found himself directly in front of the door way and slid to a stop. No sooner than he had stopped, he felt the buzz in his pocket again, another message from Alice.

"I've reached a manhole, I'm not sure where it'll take me, but according to the map you're only about half a mile away, can you try and get a bit closer, in case I'm underneath some sort of army, I have news essential to the PLF. If the area's clear I suggest setting a rendezvous point."

"Great... half a mile in, i'll need to clear a path..." Clove thought to himself. He quickly responded to the message with his own.

"I'm going to clear the area around you. STAY AWAY FROM THE SURFACE for about 4 minutes. We'll rendezvous at the manhole. You'll know when its safe to come up, trust me.

Clove promptly shut the phone, hoping Alice knew how to follow orders. He didn't wish to unveil his final attack until later, since it was his trump card. But the time called for it. He looked to Jade and Victor who were still near and quickly shouted an order to them.

"We're going in! I'll make the path, just cover me!" He yelled through the battle. Without waiting for an answer, he extended the green spikes farther out of his body and held his palms out in front of him. The spikes began to glow a bright white as the energy transfered into a ball in his palms. He planted his feet firmly into the ground, preparing for the kickback of the blast to come. "This is going to almost completely drain me... but Alice has information we need."

It was time for Clove's Solar Beam. He knew that he had 2 shots max from Solar Beam but there was definitely a need for one of them now.

He watched helplessly as the morphs focused their attention on him and began to charge. Clove continued absorbing sunlight, putting the faith in the others to make sure the blast went off.

"Heh... its time to show the squad what their squad leader can do..."

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 04:06 PM
Victor heard a beeping coming from his Poke-Gear. He slowly flipped it open and looked at the map. A small beacon was eminating on the map. "I see you." He said to the phone giving it off. Victor looked towards the Tyranitar.

"I am going to check this out." He said as he began walking towards the beacon.

"I'm going to clear the area around you. STAY AWAY FROM THE SURFACE for about 4 minutes. We'll rendezvous at the manhole. You'll know when its safe to come up, trust me.

"We're going in! I'll make the path, just cover me!" Victor nodded and waited four minutes. Then he saw Clove summoning up the Solar beam

Victor preformed solar beams on some of his other pokemon before. But this was not what he expected. He saw the blast clear away a lot of area leaving a path to go through. "Lets go." He called out

Silhouette
March 23rd, 2008, 04:10 PM
Denx saw a glow to his left. He turned around and saw Clove glowing with energy. A sudden adrenaline found its way into him. He saw the rock Pokemon heading Clove's way. He knew he had to cover Clove at the cost of some of his own energy.

Wait for a perfect moment.. The time seemed right.. No, no, they just seemed to line up.. Now! He told himself.

When four or five of the more hefty morphs were close to Clove, he dashed with Quick attack at their ankles (or what he guessed was their ankles for some of them) and tripped them. Upon exiting his second-long technique, the last in line crashed on his tail. He didn't feel it at the moment, and smiled at what he had done - he had set up a wall that the smaller morphs could not pass behind them, and set up a domino line for Clove at his area.

He then doubled over, feeling the pain from his tail..

billie_lightning
March 23rd, 2008, 04:12 PM
"We're going in! I'll make the path, just cover me!"
Jade glanced over her shoulder to find her leader shouting orders at her and Victor. She nodded to the Blaziken Morph and warned him, "You better hold onto something", as they ran to protect their fearless leader.
Jade wasn't easily exhausted, but she found her self breathless when she reached Clove. "I got your back, sir!" She looked at Victor again, warning him, "Try not to get in the way, I don't want to hurt you." She didn't mean to sound arrogant; she sincerely cared for the well being of her teammates.
Pounding the ground (in front of Clove) with great force, she sent their foes back 100 yards.
Earthquake
They knocked down already crumbling buildings and more of the once reinforced wall. While a couple stood back up, most were knocked out from impact. Jade didn't know how long they would stay that way.
"Amy!" she didn't dare turn from the battle, but her teammate wasn't answering. She felt she was at a slight disadvantage since their enemies were familiar with all of her moves.
Damn these clouds! she cursed the sky. Her leader needed to make it quick.

Sonichero190
March 23rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
""Your position has been compromised. Reid ran into trouble on the way here and was followed. Commence the operation at once, I will give the orders to the other agents that have not arrived."

Reid gasped, How could he have been so foolish...he knew he should've stayed away from Pewter City all together...he stepped back into a clearing with a pond ind in the middle and looked out thinking about his mistake. Soon he was snapped out of his thoughts as he suddenly heard an earthquke so close he was sent off his feet, when he got up he saw what a familiar morph, this time accompanied by two Sandshrew morphs.

"If it isn't my little mutt friend? What a great suprise!"The snickering Graveler sarcastically remarked, the two Sandshrew morphs then came up to Reid and caught him off guard, charging up their claws and striking down on Reid's stomach.

"Slash"

Reid grimaced at the pain he felt, while the 3 morphs in front of him laughed at him, What they didn't notice was Reid growling with fury and his hands glowing sickly with aura. Suddenly Reid moved into action, running quickly up to one Sandshrew morph, pulling his arm back slamming it right on to the Sandshrew's face

"Force Palm"

The Sandshrew morph's skull shattered, anyone close to the area could hear a sickening crack. The other two morphs stared in awe as their comrade's head started deflating, then having the rest of the body falling over, dead."Now there's no remorse, you're dead kid!"The other Sandshrew said, who ran up to Reid trying to do another Slash attack. Unfortunately, Reid's hands still had a massive amount of aura coming out of it,

"Force Palm"

The same happened to the second Sandshrew, as it piled over the first one,

The Graveler, now fearing it's life, was backing away."You.. won't do the same to me will-"Before the Graveler could continue, Reid did one final attack to end it.

"Brick Break"

The Graveler shattered into millions of peices, scattering everywhere. Reid soon shook his head at what he's done, but tried best not think about it, he soon hears more action happening, he rushes out of the forest to see Clove charging up a Solar Beam. He jumped down to the battlefield, wondering what was happening.

Kansas
March 23rd, 2008, 04:37 PM
The cloudy day was not making this plan run smoothly at all. Clove struggled, taking in all the light from around him as possible, forming it in his palms. All around him the other team mates were fighting valiantly. Denx slid by knocking a row of morphs down in a fast and daring quick attack. The kid was starting to impress Clove more and more.

Jade and Victor also wasted no time coming to the aid as Jade showcased her power with another large Earthquake, sending the foes toppling to the ground. Clove could finally feel the sun's energy reach its capacity. He looked at the others, giving a nod of confirmation, signaling them to stand back.

"well...hold on to your asses...SOLAR BEAM!"

Clove unleashed the energy as it poured from his body and erupted into a massive white beam that quickly engulfed straggling morphs that were unfortunate enough to stand in the way. The beam screamed across the earth, carving a shallow trench through the center of the town. The beam pushed back at Clove as he dug his feet into the ground, struggling to hold his position. The beam ripped and tore as it fired. Clove quickly leaned back before it got too far out of hand, sending the final remnants of the shot into the sky, being careful not to harm pedestrians.

As the light dissipated, Clove let his arms drop to his side as he also dropped to one knee to regain his strength. He knew what the beam would do but he had to trust that Alice's information was worth it. Clove looked at his handy work as his eyes skimmed the long trench created from the beam. He weakly stood up, shrugging off the exhaustion that was visibly obvious. He didn't want to appear weak in front of the team.

"Come on, we've got no time to lose. We need to meet with Alice in the center of town before she gets found by more of Brock's morphs. If anyone didn't know we were here, they definitely know now. Lets move." Clove said to them all as he began to run towards the center of the city.

billie_lightning
March 23rd, 2008, 04:47 PM
"Come on, we've got no time to lose. We need to meet with Alice in the center of town before she gets found by more of Brock's morphs. If anyone didn't know we were here, they definitely know now. Lets move." Clove said to them.

Jade nodded at their leader, observing his obvious fatigue. She'd make sure to stick close to him, just in case. She smiled proudly at the work her Earthquake had done; her smile quickly turned to a frown as she realized the casualties. How many PokeMorphs died because of me?

She followed her team into the city; they needed to find Alice. How clever of her to go underground, Jade thought to herself, keeping one eye on Clove. She probably would have been more compatible with a stealthy pokemon, but she loved her Tyranitar and that connection was more important to her than anything.

"Good work out there, kid," she patted Denx on the shoulder. This was probably very difficult for him, being an electric type, but he found a way. "You got skill," she smiled at him with her sharp teeth.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 23rd, 2008, 04:49 PM
"HERE THEY ARE! I FOUND TH---" Clove wasted no time in reacting. He faded to shadow once more, seeming to completely disappear.

"Faint Attack"

"Needle Arm"

"They found us,already?"Mandi's eyes flickered open,panic running throughout her eyes.

"You all know the plan. From here on, its serious. Make every attack count. MOVE OUT!"At the moment of her leader's command,she quickly casted a Teleport,to quickly make it into the city.The moment she was inside,there were already four Geodude morphs approaching her.

"Focus Blast!"Mandi frantically sent four blasts towards them,trying to slow down their movements.

Earthquake

"Wah!"Mandi quickly used Teleport to dodge the attack,she sighed lightly,barely able to dodge the attack.

"Alright,calm down,now is not the time to be freaking out."She look around for the four Geodude morphs she had attacked.

"Rock Blast!"Four barrages of stones were thrown towards her,one of the four boulders had actually hit her."Ugh.Alright Mandi,calm down and focus.Try to predict where their attacks will hit."At that moment,she stopped moving,closing her eyes,trying to focus.

"Stone Edge!"A Geodude morph had jumped up,sending an attack at her,but,he came in a second too late,as Mandi had already disappeared behind him.

"Focus Blast."

Her voice came out monotone,as she quickly collected energy in her right hand,sending it flowing towards the back of the morph.

Mandi turned around,looking at three morphs left.She closed her eyes once again,focusing energy inside her to use Psychic to blow the rest away.

"Psychic"

Quickly scooping up the three Geodudes,Mandi sent them smashing into the Museum walls.Looking around,she could see morphs charging towards Clove,whom,at the moment,wasn't moving.

"What's he doing?I better just cover him,until whatever he's doing is done."Mandi quickly teleported a few meters away from Clove,sending Shadow Balls,and Focus Blasts towards the incoming morphs.

"Well...Hold onto your asses...SOLARBEAM!"

Quickly,Mandi teleported over to her teammates,following closely behind the others,towards Alice's location.

Sonichero190
March 23rd, 2008, 04:51 PM
Reid saw the Solar Beam that destroyed many of the morphs, he gaped at how much power his team mates had, he knew one thing though, if we all have attacks like this, then we will surely be able to clear most of the strongest morphs, but can all of us even stand up to the main objective, Brock? Even though we all got unique attacks and abilites, even some of us being the strongest against him, can we keep this up?

Reid joined the rest of the team and started to run off into Pewter City, trying to get to the center of it

Naito
March 23rd, 2008, 04:55 PM
A beam tore through the streets of Pewter City, instantly evaporating any morphs unfortunate enough to be in it's path. Such power was unthought of, to Amy. Having such power, as a Pokemorph for one thing, was what she had never expected. However, Clove was assigned squad leader for a reason. Not only does that combination of Faint Attack and Needle Arm seem useful, the power from Solar Beam destroyed an entire section of Pewter City.

"Well, it seems that most of the threats to us have been cleared, for now." Amy thought, as Clove rushed and dashed towards the area where Alice should be located. As Amy finished recuperating, she ran off. The Ice Beam attack still had weakened her, but hopefully she could use Acid Armor to protect herself against any morphs nearby.

The war cry of several of Brock's force was heard to the west of the group, most likely going to see if any morphs were at the location Amy was at before. Soon enough, they would arrive, most likely to find the group of rebel morphs missing. Hopefully, they wouldn't head in the direction Amy and the others were heading.

Silhouette
March 23rd, 2008, 05:06 PM
Denx felt a pat on the back from a scaly hand and heard murmuring. Well, to him it waas murmuring. His pupils were dilated from pain. He looked over at his tail, which was kinked in an odd position. He started to follow the pack of his team with no emotion, trying to hide his pain with tears welling up in his eyes.

He was nowhere near crying, just pain tears. I guess I found my weakness.. he reluctantly thought. He stayed a few meters from the rest of the pack, deep in thougth. All his fatigue and pain started to bite him in the ass. He was feeling small pain spots all over his body from continuous Quick Attacks on the hard rocky skin of numerous morphs.

The rain drops brought him back to consciousness. He quietly murmured a "thanks.." was minutes late. No one even heard him because of his lagging behind the pack.

He hated to be seen as weak, so he tried his best to suck up the pain, and caught up with the pack. He knew he wasn't giving his all, and wasn't fair to recieve thanks for what he only helped to do. So he kept a low profile until he really accomplished something to be grateful for. Well, after his pain went away..

Jim
March 23rd, 2008, 05:09 PM
"I'm going to clear the area around you. STAY AWAY FROM THE SURFACE for about 4 minutes. We'll rendezvous at the manhole. You'll know when its safe to come up, trust me." read the reply from Clove.

Seeing as the disgustingly horrible sewer wasn't accommodated with seating, Alice was standing, bored stiff, waiting for whatever it was. Her human curiosity was just daring her to see if anyone actually was above her. However, the mission was dangerous, there obviously was someone up there if she had to stay clear.

"If he doesn't come soon I'm gonna flip." she sighed as she thought to herself. Her thoughts were interrupted by a very muffled announcement; it was Clove! She could barely hear a word he was saying.

"Naked asses! Bowler's Cream!!"

"Did I just hear that?!!" The following noise answered her question. she was practically blinded as the terrain above her was ripped away by a massive energy wave of amazingly bright light. "Oooh, something something, Solar Beam, not Bowler's cream." After the chaos was over, Alice wasted no time in climbing the ladder and charging over to her leader's side. She crouched down and threw her arm around him.

"Thank you for that," she told Clove. She'd usually express this gratitude with a kiss on the cheek; but she didn't dare, just in case his face exploded with needles. "Now listen, Blaine* must've been experimenting; I just ran into a Muk-morph, however. There was no physical trace of any human. I heard it say, it was a human brain; inside the body of a Muk." Alice paused for dramatic effect. "Now think, what if they get the brain of a criminal genius inside the body of a Dragonite, it would be more powerful than any Dragonite morph. Now imagine if they do the same to a legendary Pokémon. Not to mention that if they're still experimenting who knows what else they'll achieve? Things are going from terrible to much [I]much much worse!"

OOC:*I didn't make a mistake, I said Blaine, not Brock. I imagine he'd be in charge of the laboratory side of things, being a scientist 'n'all. I'll edit it if you want.

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 05:09 PM
Victor followed the rest of the team towards the center of the city. He heard the Aimpom morph say something about a Muk-morph

"I doubt he is going to use a legendary since those are very hard to find." He slowly corrected. "But a human mind inside a pokemon. That seems more like Science fiction."

"Allright I think we need a plan to get to Brock's gym. How are we going to do it?" He asked Clove. Even though he liked leading people as well he might step on someone's toes if he did it when he wasn't supposed to.

Victor switched on his pokegear. Brock's gym wasn't that far away. However he could already tell there were more pokemorphs coming for them

Silhouette
March 23rd, 2008, 05:27 PM
He quietly listened to the morphs on his team. He was suddenly struck with a change of disposition. He realized the seriousness of the mission. He realizesd his mistake: he depleted too much energy on the bustle of minions. Which brought him to his next thought.

How did Brock get so many minions? He wanted to ask out loud, but didn't want to seem stupid. He just waited until they got to the gym and recieve orders. He hoped he would be at least somewhat regenerized for their final battle in Pewter. (He hoped it was, anyway)

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 23rd, 2008, 05:31 PM
"Now listen, Blaine must've been experimenting; I just ran into a Muk-morph, however. There was no physical trace of any human. I heard it say, it was a human brain; inside the body of a Muk." Alice paused for dramatic effect. "Now think, what if they get the brain of a criminal genius inside the body of a Dragonite, it would be more powerful than any Dragonite morph. Now imagine if they do the same to a legendary Pokémon. Not to mention that if they're still experimenting who knows what else they'll achieve? Things are going from terrible to much much much worse!"

"Would the legendary Pokemon really succumb to the gym leaders,and the elite four though?Once they catch sight of the Pokemorphs,they'll probably high-tail it out of there."Mandi questioned Alice's theory,although the part of placing the brain of a criminal genius into a Pokemon,disturbed her.

"Then again,anything is possible.The legendary Pokemon could see it as a fun challenge,then as a threat to them."A shiver ran down Mandi's spine,as she thought of the destruction it could bring,if such a thing were to succeed.

For the rest of the time,Mandi kept quiet,silently awaiting orders from Clove.

Sonichero190
March 23rd, 2008, 05:42 PM
Reid thought about what the Ambipom morph said, if these gym leaders can now make humans completely morph into Pokemon, then they would be even stronger than all we've faced right now...just the thought of this made him shudder, it's almost like they're completely controlling Pokemon, and abusing it's abilites without any regard for the creatures, have trainers really sunk this low just for power?

Reid then noticed the tears in Denx's eyes, probably from using most of his energy on the morphs, he silently got near him, and held out a Paras Mushroom, giving it to him,

"Eat....."

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 05:48 PM
A question came to Victor. Where did the gym leaders get so many minions. Then the answer became obvious

"I suspect that the gym leaders might have kidnapped some trainers and even some civilians and force ably turned them into pokemorphs. It makes sense since these morphs are going into battle. Brock might be tempting them with the ability to become human again if they kill us all."

Victor turned his pokegear on again. The time read 4:27. Damn He thought to himself. He recalled a TV show he normally watched at 4:30 a million years ago.

"I think that if they used a legendary then we would be up against some Entei's and Raikus instead of simple catchable ground pokemon. " He said finally. It made sense since these ground pokemon were very easy to catch and train. "The gym leaders must have used some pokemon from their captured trainers."

"So whats the plan Clove?" He asked the Cacturn. He was curious as to how they were going to take on Brock. Victor knew they didn't have much time to think

Naito
March 23rd, 2008, 05:53 PM
"The idea of a legendary Pokemon with a human mind... Frightening," Amy had thought, imagining the idea of a Lugia with the mind of a human. The power of legendaries were normally beyond that of any other Pokemon, and that could possibly mean the end of the PLF as it is, if Blaine succeeded in fusing a human with a legendary. What about more though? An entire army even...? Amy realized that if that happened, the PLF would have to use the same thing as the Gym Leaders in order to fight back.

"But a human mind inside a Pokemon. That seems more like Science fiction," Victor, the Blaziken morph said.

"Well aren't we basically a twisted example of that? A fusion of Pokemon and human mind, body, and soul. Something that could only be conceived first as Science Fiction," Amy replied, before listening to the rest of Alice's information. If this is true, then the situation had changed. To a much more serious one than before.

Kansas
March 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM
Clove reached the center rendezvous with the others as slowed to a stop as Alice climbed slowly from the clearly exposed manhole. She wasted no time in rushing to relay the news. Experimentation involving mind swapping with pokemon. The gym leaders are increasing the severity of their experiments just as the PLF had hypothesized. Clove listened farther as his team mates drew lines to the proper conclusions and expressed the level of concern expected. This was definitely just the beginning of the fight. Clove needed a way to refocus on the mission. The news would have to wait for sharing with the PLF until after they were out of harm's way. Clove finally spoke up after being immersed in deep thought over the new developments. He spoke through tired gasps of air from fatigue.

"Theres no time to concern ourselves with the new experiments right now. We have a much bigger problem ahead of us. Brock's gym is less than a mile away. They definitely know we're here and thanks to Alice's work, I have a plan. We're going to split into two groups and do a sneak attack. This is how the layout works. Inside the gym, Brock has 2 Elite guard. These are much stronger than the morphs we've faced up until now. And thanks to Alice, we now know of the sewer system underneath Pewter. Now if all 8 of us ran in together, Brock would simply pick us off with rock blast while his elite guard handled the rest. We're going to split into 2 groups of 4 and go from both angles. One through the sewer and one straight through the front door. The front door group will be lead by me. Since I fired the Solar Beam, i'm the one they should be looking for, leaving room for the others to move with almost no distraction. The front door group will be myself, Jade, Denx, and Amy. The second group will be lead by Victor and will consist of him, Alice, Reid and Mandi. Remember, it will be up to you four to defeat Brock, don't let me down...Does everyone understand their roles? I'll leave inner team strategy decide among you." Clove finished sighing heavily and leaning down on one knee once again, trying to regain more of his strength.

At this point, his fatigue was embarrassingly obvious, but hopefully the teams he designed would be able to at least defeat the gym and give time to rest. All of the 2nd attack team had fighting move capabilities and ways to defend against high power rocks. And his own team, although they all seemed fatigued, should have enough strength for the guard...at least he hoped.

"Okay everyone... thats the plan. Jade, Amy, Denx, come on... we'd better get going. Victor...Alice...Mandi...Reid... I'm counting on you all the most, especially you Victor. You're in charge don't let anything happen to them. Everyone comes back from this alive. Fellow members of the PLF...lets go do our job."

Scales
March 23rd, 2008, 08:17 PM
"Okay got it Clove." Victor was glad about the plan. It was one where he was leading.

Victor opened his poke-gear. "Okay the second you attack the two guards we will strike inside the gym. Call me and tell me when Crunch time comes." He said to Clove. Victor spun around towards his teammates.

"Okay here's the plan. We are going to go through the sewer system. Alice you lead since you were already down there. Once we get there Clove is going to tell us when he and his team has distracted the two guards. Once that happens we go inside and take on Brock." He said finally. Victor hoped that they could defeat Brock before something worse could happen.

"Once we are at the gym we are going to have to take on Brock the same time. We all have different strengths that we can manipulate. We can defeat Brock if we work together." Victor pointed at the manhole. "Alright lets go."

billie_lightning
March 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
"Theres no time to concern ourselves with the new experiments right now. We have a much bigger problem ahead of us. Brock's gym is less than a mile away. They definitely know we're here and thanks to Alice's work, I have a plan. We're going to split into two groups and do a sneak attack. This is how the layout works. Inside the gym, Brock has 2 Elite guard. These are much stronger than the morphs we've faced up until now. And thanks to Alice, we now know of the sewer system underneath Pewter. Now if all 8 of us ran in together, Brock would simply pick us off with rock blast while his elite guard handled the rest. We're going to split into 2 groups of 4 and go from both angles. One through the sewer and one straight through the front door. The front door group will be lead by me. Since I fired the Solar Beam, i'm the one they should be looking for, leaving room for the others to move with almost no distraction. The front door group will be myself, Jade, Denx, and Amy. The second group will be lead by Victor and will consist of him, Alice, Reid and Mandi. Remember, it will be up to you four to defeat Brock, don't let me down...Does everyone understand their roles? I'll leave inner team strategy decide among you." Clove finished sighing heavily and leaning down on one knee once again, trying to regain more of his strength.

Jade swallowed nervously; she was going straight in through the front the door. But she knew why Clove had chosen her to be part of that group. She had brute strength and if there were guards more powerful than what they had just dealt with, the team was in for it. She nodded, watching her leader carefully. Since the moment she met him, Jade had the overwhelming desire to protect this young man. He didn't seem weak, just important.

It was then that Jade noticed Denx and his obvious pain. If they weren't about to go head on into something dangerous, she would have comforted him or something.

"Okay everyone... thats the plan. Jade, Amy, Denx, come on... we'd better get going. Victor...Alice...Mandi...Reid... I'm counting on you all the most, especially you Victor. You're in charge don't let anything happen to them. Everyone comes back from this alive. Fellow members of the PLF...lets go do our job," said Clove.

"Amy," Jade whispered to her teammate, "We need to watch each others backs, you know? We're all getting out of there alive." She wasn't commanding; in fact, Jade needed to say it out loud so that she believed it herself.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
"Understood."Mandi was glad she wasn't chosen as a team leader,her leadership skills were,for lack of a better word,terrible.

"Okay here's the plan. We are going to go through the sewer system. Alice you lead since you were already down there. Once we get there Clove is going to tell us when he and his team has distracted the two guards. Once that happens we go inside and take on Brock."

"Can the four of us really take on Brock by ourselves?We may know moves that can attack his weakness,but..."Mandi shook her head,smiling towards the three in her group.

"No,we can definitely do this,if we work together."Mandi shook the anxiety,and doubt from her head,and prepared herself to go inside the sewers.

"Although,I could do without going through the sewers."She chuckled to herself gently,as she climbed down into the manhole,trying not to gag.

Silhouette
March 24th, 2008, 07:01 AM
Denx noticed some glances from the teammates. The mushroom he was munching on seemed to numb the worst of the pain. It must have some weak paralysis spores on it or something. He looked down at his tail, and it was slowly coming back to shape.

"The front door group will be myself, Jade, Denx, and Amy." he heard out of Clove's mouth. He cursed under his breath.

"How am I going to take them on through the front?" he wondered to himself. He was really in no mood to argue, as most of Clove's plans seemed to run smoothly, for the most part. He started to plan in his head, but would ditch that plan if Clove had another one.

Since he had no real advantage (a disadvantage, if anything), he decided he would just distract the guards with bright flashes of electricity, or zoom around them with quick attack.

"Seriously, what am I? A Plusle or something?" he thought. He felt like a cheerleader when he thought of his plan, but remembered his moves meant nothing. He followed the group, his tail feeling numb. At least the main pain was gone.

He neared the Lucario morph known as Reid and put his hand on his shoulder.
"Thank you sooo much. That thing took the pain away." he gratefully thanked Reid.

For now, he followed his companions, Jade, Clove, and Amy.

Jim
March 24th, 2008, 09:34 AM
"I doubt he is going to use a legendary since those are very hard to find." Victor explained to Alice, as if the news she presented was nothing.

“Are you sure about that, in the past one hundred years six of these so called 'legendary Pokémon' -Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and the three Legendary Beasts of Johto- have become statistically more common,” Alice explained. “Over the past three and a half years, four Moltres were spotted and a Suicune was captured by a girl from Johto, anyway that's not the point; this is big news, they're experimenting, who knows what else they could achieve!”

"Theres no time to concern ourselves with the new experiments right now. We have a much bigger problem ahead of us. Brock's gym is less than a mile away. They definitely know we're here and thanks to Alice's work, I have a plan. We're going to split into two groups and do a sneak attack. This is how the layout works. Inside the gym, Brock has 2 Elite guard. These are much stronger than the morphs we've faced up until now. And thanks to Alice, we now know of the sewer system underneath Pewter. Now if all 8 of us ran in together, Brock would simply pick us off with rock blast while his elite guard handled the rest. We're going to split into 2 groups of 4 and go from both angles. One through the sewer and one straight through the front door. The front door group will be lead by me. Since I fired the Solar Beam, i'm the one they should be looking for, leaving room for the others to move with almost no distraction. The front door group will be myself, Jade, Denx, and Amy. The second group will be lead by Victor and will consist of him, Alice, Reid and Mandi. Remember, it will be up to you four to defeat Brock, don't let me down...Does everyone understand their roles? I'll leave inner team strategy decide among you." Clove responded. It was true that the Chief could be informed of the experiments later, but it was still a very serious issue.

“Sir,” Alice nodded her head towards the Cacturne morph. He looked increasingly fatigued and needed all the help he could get.

“To be honest, Denx would be better off with us, he doesn't seem too strong, not to mention the fact that his electric attacks are virtually powerless against Brock's drones; and he looks fatigued. There's water in the sewer, he could aide us greatly down there, the water combined with his electricity could probably wipe out all the Pokémon and Pokémorphs down there.” Alice thought to herself. “I hope Clove knows what he's doing with this... should I say something?”

"Okay everyone... thats the plan. Jade, Amy, Denx, come on... we'd better get going. Victor...Alice...Mandi...Reid... I'm counting on you all the most, especially you Victor. You're in charge don't let anything happen to them. Everyone comes back from this alive. Fellow members of the PLF...lets go do our job."

“Clove, I thi-” Alice started. “Don't be stupid; he's taking Denx for a reason.” Alice paused. “Nevermind, good luck everyone.”

"Okay here's the plan. We are going to go through the sewer system. Alice you lead since you were already down there. Once we get there Clove is going to tell us when he and his team has distracted the two guards. Once that happens we go inside and take on Brock."

“Uhh, some leader, he needs to think more... I obviously haven't actually gone underneath the fortress, or anywhere near it, considering I just got out of the sewers here,”... “Yes Sir,” Alice responded; and with no further talk, she started to climb back down into the sewer.

OOC: Ooooh, this is getting gewwwd. By the way, just like to remind people that Italics equal blod, so Alice isn't insulting anyone; and Nerevarine, those were Alice's thoughts, not mine. xD

Scales
March 24th, 2008, 12:44 PM
OOC: I know what Italics mean, I use them myself. It makes for good theater

Victor lowered himself into the sewer. He wasn't all that disgusted from the raw sewage floating around. He was more nauseated from the smell of it all.

They began walking down a specific path. Until it split into two more paths. Victor quickly opened his pokegear and checked his map. Brock's gym was more north and they were currently facing east.

Then Victor heard a great hissing. He turned and saw it was coming from the path facing the west.

"Somethings coming." Victor said pointing to the path to the west. It was completely shrouded in darkness. It was a terrain he never fought in before.

"Alright. Reid cast a Force Palm down that tunnel when the hissing gets loud enough or we find some contact."

He turned to Mandi "Mandi once the battle starts teleport behind them and use an attack." He knew Mandi's was a little simple but it was all he could think on short notice. Victor turned to Alice and began to think of an attack. However something about Alice seemed to have stopped him.

"Alice... send a water pulse down the sewage. Whatever is coming might be walking in it." Victor said slowly. He turned around towards the pitch black tunnel where the hissing was coming from

Kansas
March 24th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Clove walked slowly towards the gym as the others began to follow suit. The other team slowly crawled down into the manhole towards their destination. It would only be a matter of time before this time of calm was over. He looked to the now much smaller team to offer the his tactical plan.

"So what i have planned is this... the odds are stacked that Brock's elite guard will be rock and ground type. Unfortunately we're all close ranged at the moment since i wont be able to fire a solar beam indoors. The reason i picked this particular matchup is so we can attack in a certain formation. I want Amy and Denx to attack the same target and Jade and I to attack the other. This way, Amy can at least soak the guards enough to make them vulnerable to electricity, which is where Denx comes in. Jade will use her raw strength and i'll move in with my needles and attack when possible. If all goes well it should go off without a hitch. Remember to not hold anything back, these guys are built for defense." Clove instructed his team. He was beginning to to catch his breath now and might be able to move a bit more freely in battle, although the side effects from the blast were long from gone.

Approaching the main entrance of the gym, he stumbled a bit, quickly regaining his footing. He stood up straight, trying to play off the fatigue once more as his eyes narrowed on the door.

"behind that door is pretty much a mystery... the guard could be anything. We'll have to be prepared...", Clove thought to himself. He stopped short of the main entrance, staring it down through his slim yellow eyes. He inhaled deeply then began to pull the massive stone door open. Soon it would be time to finally liberate Pewter.

Naito
March 24th, 2008, 02:16 PM
As Amy listened to Clove's orders, she had noticed that the others in her group were tired and weakened. The fact that this team was to barge through the front doors was another thing, since most likely they'd be the target unless the second team gets there first. Due to this, Amy hoped Clove knew what he was doing. A team of fatigued fighters won't do very good against a Gym Leader, let alone a morphed one.

"Okay everyone... thats the plan. Jade, Amy, Denx, come on... we'd better get going. Victor...Alice...Mandi...Reid... I'm counting on you all the most, especially you Victor. You're in charge don't let anything happen to them. Everyone comes back from this alive. Fellow members of the PLF...lets go do our job." Clove ordered, as he lead the group to Pewter's Gym, most likely having a lot of morphs awaiting them.

"Amy," Jade, the Tyranitar morph, whispered to her teammate, "We need to watch each others backs, you know? We're all getting out of there alive."

"Don't worry that much. I'm pretty much support for a move I can use known as Wish... So hopefully no one will die... Still, don't let your guard down," Amy whispered back, as she followed the rest of the group. Victor, Alice, Reid and Mandi proceeded to head down the sewers, by the time she had started moving. Right now, she just focused on staying with the group. After a couple of minutes, the group had proceeded to the gym, where Clove explained why he had picked the formation. Supposedly, it was to counter each other's weaknesses and attack in pairs. Jade and Clove attacked together, while Denx and Amy attacked together. Hopefully, it would work.

Clove, still tired from the Solar Beam, tried to pull the stone door open, in an attempt to get one step closer to Brock. Anything could be behind there, and that was what Amy was worried about, if it wasn't even a Rock-type.

Jim
March 24th, 2008, 02:21 PM
"He knows our attacks? He must've read our profiles throughly, he commands well too; maybe he's a better leader and thinker than I originally gave him credit for. Or he's throwing out random orders and hoping for the best." After she tore herself away from her thoughts she decided to do exactly what she was 'requested'. Her Ambipom hands started to glow a very pale, neon-blue colour; absorbing moisture from the air. She thrust them forwards, shooting out a ring of water which eventually turned into a small 'tidal' wave, this shot off down into the sewage. After a few seconds a splash could be heard echoing down the pipe.

"It hit something. The hissing noise is more than likely going to be an Ekans, Arbok or Seviper; either that or one of their respective morphs. If it's a morph; don't hold back, if it's a Pokémon, show it some mercy," Alice told the group. She hated issuing 'orders' and tried her best to make it sound like a plea; but she felt too strongly for Pokémon rights. "Come on, let's get closer."

Silhouette
March 24th, 2008, 02:43 PM
"It makes perfect sense, now!" he said, somewhat quietly. He had silenced his tone a bit since his first "meeting" with Clove.

"I hope Amy has enough in her to at least douse these guys" he thought. Then he remembered seeing what most water Pokemon were capable of with his battle against Misty about 2 years ago. He looked quickly at Amy, but focused his attention promptly on Clove. The door slowly pushed open, and Denx could hardly hold his excitement.

He hoped it was Rock Type- even if it was a water type, he'd be more familiar fighting the Rock type in this scenario. He dreaded to think of an Onix morph, though. He started to wonder how much easier this would be with the huge Charizard morph.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 24th, 2008, 03:10 PM
"Mandi once the battle starts teleport behind them and use an attack."

Mandi just nodded in response,placing one foot forward,to prepare for whatever the creature could be.She turned her head over quickly to see Alice already using Water Pulse on,whatever it was.

"It hit something. The hissing noise is more than likely going to be an Ekans, Arbok or Seviper; either that or one of their respective morphs. If it's a morph; don't hold back, if it's a Pokémon, show it some mercy,"

Mandi focused on collecting energy,to use teleport and an attack at the same time,she wasn't sure if it was a morph,or a regular Pokémon,but,she made sure to not make her attack,too powerful,holding back as much energy as she could.Quickly disappearing from sight,and appearing somewhat,close behind the creature,hidden by the shadows,Mandi shot a quick Shadow Ball at it.

"It's still not coming out?"Mandi hissed at the perseverance of the creature,obviously,whatever it was,it didn't want to be seen.

billie_lightning
March 24th, 2008, 03:26 PM
&quot;So what i have planned is this... the odds are stacked that Brock's elite guard will be rock and ground type. Unfortunately we're all close ranged at the moment since i wont be able to fire a solar beam indoors. The reason i picked this particular matchup is so we can attack in a certain formation. I want Amy and Denx to attack the same target and Jade and I to attack the other. This way, Amy can at least soak the guards enough to make them vulnerable to electricity, which is where Denx comes in. Jade will use her raw strength and i'll move in with my needles and attack when possible. If all goes well it should go off without a hitch. Remember to not hold anything back, these guys are built for defense.&quot; Clove instructed his team. Jade nodded at Clove, ready for anything. She watched their leader, still exhausted, go for the door. She was ready, but she wasn't sure Clove was. She liked his idea of them teaming up, she knew exactly what she was going to do. She saw a lightbulb, metaphorically speaking, appear about Denx's head. I'm glad the kid found some confidence "Let's do this"

Kansas
March 24th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Clove watched his team slowly gain more confidence as he pulled the door open. He grinned slightly at their attitude raise as he pushed the doors open even farther, wide enough for the 4 of them to go inside. The inside of the gym was dark and musty, not much had changed since Clove had walked into this very gym, all those years ago as a beginning trainer with his Cacnea he received from his father. Now he would enter again, ready to claim another victory. He pulled out his phone and began to send a message to Victor, signaling him to start his assault. Clove could only help he was already in place.

Victor, we're going in, I hope you all are in position. Good Luck. The message was sent to all of the sewer team, now it was time to start the attack. All or nothing.

Clove searched the room cautiously but remained completely dumbfounded, there was no one there...No, it was too early to assume that. Most of the room was still shrouded in darkness. The fact that no one was there could only mean one thing... they knew they were coming.

"EVERYONE! HURRY! GET BA---" Clove began to yell but was cut off by a large stone arm grabbing his face and muffling his speech. Clove found himself looking down a long thick arm connected to a very buff looking man. He had 2 steel horns erupting from his forehead and plating all over his body. In the center of his hand was a massive hole that Clove was staring down the center of. There was nothing he could do about it. The mood was extremely tense; nothing moved.

A Rhyperior Morph.

the air was still as he stood there, unable to move. A sinister voice cackled from the corner as well, and walked out slowly to greet Clove who had walked in solo. The other figure's shadow slowly came into the light, revealing a large pair of wings and a narrow face with gray skin. His fingers looked more like talons... an Aerodactyl morph.

"No... this throws off the whole plan... but this means Denx will be able to help us out as long as he stays away from the Rhyperio-- His thoughts were cut off by the two guards talking among eachother.

"So what're you gonna do with him? I say we have some fun with him... " The Aerodactyl morph cackled.

"Heh... I'm just gonna blast him...you can have the rest, Arthur." The Rhyperior morph said in a low voice, chuckling to himself.

Clove struggled with the Rhyperior's massive grip helplessly as he chuckled some more.

"HAH! If you've got this much energy, lets see how long you can go after taking one of these!" The Rhyperior laughed a booming laugh that echoed through the room as he raised his arm and Clove high into the air and tossed Clove above him. His arm began to glow as he brought it down on top of Clove in mid air.

"HAMMER ARM!! RAWRHAHAHA" He smashed Clove into the hard stone floor, bouncing his body off the ground and holding his arm up parallel, ready to continue the attack.

"AND NOW!!! ROCK BLAST!!" The Rhyperior followed, blasting a massive boulder from the hole in his hand which detonated with a thunderous boom. The rock smashed Clove hard in the face, sending him flying backwards out the gym door and skipping through the streets lifelessly. He rolled to a limp stop. As the dust cleared from around him, he lay lifelessly for a moment. He twitched slightly, the struggled hard to get up, eying the morphs maliciously as he weakly extended his spikes and got up on one knee, wiping blood from his face with his body trembling in pain. The two morphs laughed at the attack and stepped out into the light, ready to fight.

"Is...*cough* is that all you've got?" Clove said, grinning. He could only hope now that the others could follow the plan even though it had changed a bit. He had faith in them.

"Alright you guys..." Clove said slowly to his team mates, coughing up a bit of blood. "lets show these arrogant pricks what the PLF can do..."

Sonichero190
March 24th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Alright. Reid cast a Force Palm down that tunnel when the hissing gets loud enough or we find some contact."

Reid started charging up aura in his palms,

It hit something. The hissing noise is more than likely going to be an Ekans, Arbok or Seviper; either that or one of their respective morphs. If it's a morph; don't hold back, if it's a Pokémon, show it some mercy,"

Reid slowed his palms making sure it wasn't a killing blow if the Force Palm hit,


"It hit something. The hissing noise is more than likely going to be an Ekans, Arbok or Seviper; either that or one of their respective morphs. If it's a morph; don't hold back, if it's a Pokémon, show it some mercy,"

"It's still not coming out?"Mandi hissed at the perseverance of the creature,obviously,whatever it was,it didn't want to be seen.

Reid sighed, not knowing what to do, he still kept the aura charged up just in case, and turned to his team mates, as he tried to make an expression on his face that says

"What should I do?"

billie_lightning
March 24th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Clove entered the gym confidently, obviously seeing his teammates' lift in spirit. Jade smiled at him encouragingly as he open the door enough for all of them to get in. She prepared herself for what lay ahead.

No one?
Jade's flexed arms went limp at her sides for a second; she was confused. Where were these so-called guards?

She regretted letting her guard down so quickly as her leader cocked his head back, EVERYONE! HURRY! GET BA---" Clove began to yell but was cut off. A beastly Rhyperior Morph made his away out of the shadows.

Before she could get another look at the dangerous looking Morph, or see his companion, whose voice she heard after the orders were given, she backed away obediently.

"Dammit!" she swore, putting her arms out, motioning to the others to get back as well, "This can't be good. They must have known we were coming..." she whispered to her teammates. She wanted badly to go in after Clove and help him, but Jade trusted his judgement; he could take care of himself.

"HAMMER ARM!! RAWRHAHAHA" Jade winced as she heard a deafening thud on the stone floor. Please don't die! "AND NOW!!! ROCK BLAST!!"

The rock smashed Clove hard in the face, sending him flying backwards out the gym door and skipping through the streets lifelessly. He rolled to a limp stop. Jade gasped audibly. The two beasts (she refused to think of them as anything else) laughed at PLF's injured leader, their hard voices coating the air like icicles.

"Is...*cough* is that all you've got?" Clove said, grinning. Jade stared at Clove in disbelieve but readily flexed her arms, ready to blast her Dark Pulse the second it was needed. Let's see how those bastards like this, she smirked.

"Alright you guys..." Clove said slowly to his team mates, coughing up a bit of blood. "lets show these arrogant pricks what the PLF can do..." It was then Jade knew that now was the time to prove herself. She wasn't going down this soon into the game.

Silhouette
March 25th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Denx had seen Cove fly right by him a few seconds ago, roll on the ground, and give the order. He looked up to see a Rhyperior morph and an.. Aerodactyl?! He thought about it before lunging at the Aerodactyl.

"Well, I won't be depending on Amy, though, she's more useful than me.. Well, here goes!!" He started with a quick Shock Wave to test his foes strength. It knocked the Aero. morph to the ground instantly, but the Rhyperior morph tore at Denx with huge rocky claws. It got a direct hit on Denx, and he went flying right to the spot Clove previously landed. He looked down at his body to see three large swipes on his stomach, with a bit of blood. He was awed at how much his body could take without drawing blood.

He got back up, but the Aero. morph swooped down on Denx as the Rhyperior morph engaged himself with the other teammates. It struck him in the face with a rock-hard wing, knocking him right back to the ground. He expected this to keep happening, so while he was in the middle of getting up, he fled with a quick attack, and struck him with a Thunderpunch. The Aero. morph roared in pain, but showed no signs of backing down soon.

It whipped up a small gust and launched it at Denx. He was lifted to the top of a nearby building. The Aero. morph then faced Amy.

billie_lightning
March 25th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Jade knew that she was supposed to stick by Clove, those were her orders, but she couldn't help but get distracted as Denx attacked an Aerodactyl Morph she neglected to notice before. Jade wanted to help but she was in no position to leave her current spot.

The Rhyperior Morph took up everyone else's attention. Without hesitation, Jade flung her first attack.
Dark Pulse
The Rhyperior seemed to get dizzy and was weakened easily with the dark type attack and Jade was pleased with herself. He stumbled, his eyes not as focused as they were before, and made an enormous thud to the ground. She didn't let this get to her head, he would surely wake any minute; before the Rhyperior came back to reality she yelled to Amy, "Help Denx! He's alone!"

The Rhyperior Morph stirred and she nodded to Clove, "You ready to do this, sir?"
Before he answered she sent a rock slide the Rhyperior's way to buy them some time; it was easy considering the about of rubble in the streets.

Silhouette
March 25th, 2008, 02:57 PM
He was dizzy and could hardly stand up the wind was so strong. He looked down, and gasped. He was on the top of the roof of a rather tall building. He backed up quickly, falling on his rear and scrambling to stay in the center of the roof. He hated heights. With a passion. He didn't feel grounded, and his electricity coulc easily backfire on him. He also didn't think very highly of falling from 50 feet or higher.

He looked back over the edge to see Jade taking on the Rhyperior morph with inspiring talent. He backed up again, with no way to get down. Another gust of wind hit his back, and he nearly fell the long way down. Of anything he hated more than heights was gravity. And was really not liking him at the moment.

Yet another blast of wind hit his back, and he lost his footing. He freaked out, grabbing for the edge in a quick frenzy. His arms were way out of reach, and he began to plunge. He fell for a few seconds, and he blacked out.

He awoke only seconds after he hit the ground. He hopped up quickly, not ready to accept defeat. As soon as he hopped up, he felt a horrible, stabbing, sudden pain in his right shoulder. He kneeled down, and grabbed it, feeling wetness on it.

It was badly scraped and out of place. He wanted to rip his shoulder blade out and throw it at the Aerodactyl. Yet, he stood up slowly, and looked around.

"I hate these damned things.." he thought with rage. He would back Amy up if it wasn't for his shoulder, which was preventing him from using Quick Attack. He kneeled down, looking at the scene with Amy and the Aero. morph. He saw the Aero. morph smirk at him.

Denx picked up a pebble he found next to him. He looked back where he found the pebble and saw a mountain of rocks. He heard groaning and wondered only what anyone would: "What the--"

He saw Jade on the opposite side of the pile.

"Uh, how's it going?" he said hastily and out of breath before going off in a random direction. He wasn't good with small talk with new people, and especially during.. street brawls.

Naito
March 25th, 2008, 03:02 PM
By the time Amy had lost her train of thought on a strategy, the Aerodactyl morph had already picked off Denx with a quick Gust. Apparently with it's amazing speed, it even out sped an electric type and temporarily disabled it.

"Damnit... Already?" Amy found herself facing the Aerodactyl morph, who felt it necessary to fly around in air soon after that, making circles around her. In a response to this, she remembered Clove's Solar Beam. He had clapped his hands and formed a sphere, where he charged up the attack and released it.

"Help Denx! He's alone!" Jade yelled, in an attempt to have Amy protect the Raichu morph.

Repeating his technique, she had clapped her hands and had a white sphere form. It had eventually become a dark blue, and rings surrounded it.

Water Pulse

In an attempt to use the attack, she launched her hands forward, and the sphere released. Three rings appeared, made out of water formed by the moisture. They spread out, with the intent of to hit the enemy morph. Ignoring what had just happened, the Aerodactyl morph had flew into the way of one of the rings, and lost any momentum and balance that allowed it to fly. Thus, it began to crash and hit the sidewalk face first.

"Ugh... Stupid morph... You're in for a hell of a fight..." the ancient winged morph said, getting up. The attack hadn't done much, and it was still ready to brawl.

"I just hope Wish kicks in soon..." Amy thought, preparing another Water Pulse.

Scales
March 25th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Then out of the shadow something popped out. Victor prepared himself. Hoping to see some sort of snake pokemon.

But luck wasn't on his side. 3 Yanmegas came out of the shadows. Apparently the buzzing was coming out of their wings. This was not entirely what he expected. Victor launched a Blazekick at one of them but was thrown off by another.

"Quickly attack them." Victor said as he was thrown into nearby sewage. He got up quickly. He ran over to Ried.

"Ried use another of those on them." He said to him. The Yanmegas were swarming in tight nit circles to avoid attacks

Kansas
March 25th, 2008, 04:16 PM
His team mates began to fight valiantly. As Clove struggled up to his feet, the plan was going as one could anticipate. The Rhyperior had attempted to take out Denx early but lucky the young morph was quick on his feet. Denx took the battle away to the roof tops as Clove's attention focused back to the Rhyperior morph as Amy turned to help Denx with the Aerodactyl. Clove's yellow eyes narrowed as he weakly stood up. It was pay back time.

"You ready to do this, sir?" He heard Jade from ahead of him. She launched a wave of rocks down on the Rhyperior morph. Clove walked casually towards Jade, placing a hand on her shoulder.

"Don't call me sir. It makes me feel like a geezer. How about we make this one count? I don't have much left in me..." He said calmly.

Faint Attack

He vanished from her side in a blur of shadows and quickly appeared in front of the now rising Rhyperior morph.

"Its time for some payback...Needle Arm" Clove said calmly as he appeared in front of the Rhyperior with spikes fully extended. He slashed quickly across his chest and vanished with the shadow again. He continued the pattern appearing and slashing all around as the Rhyperior appeared to be defenseless and agony but they weren't doing enough damage. Clove appeared in front, swinging down on the Rhyperior going for a finishing blow. The Rhyperior quickly countered, tossing up a glowing arm in defense. The spike landed with little effect and pushed Clove away, sending him sliding on his feet across the ground. He quickly gained his composure, flinging his arm in front of him.

Needle Arm

A spray of needles hailed from above as the Rhyperior threw both arms up, protecting its face. The needles impacted and broke against the tough rock hide, having little effect. Clove quickly dashed at the Rhyperior for a finishing slash with Needle Arm but wasn't fast enough. The morph stood up tall with a glowing arm once again and used a familiar attack.

"RAWRRRRRRAAAAMMMER ARM!" It brought the glowing arm around, connecting with Clove's chest and sending him blasting through a nearby boulder in the street. Clove quickly thrust his spike into the ground, slowing his air travel speed as he rested to a stop at the end of the long trench of overturned dirt. "This guy... is strong. I hope the others are on their way to Brock by now..." Clove thought to himself as he struggled. That attack took a lot out of him and he barely made any ground.

"Looks like we're going to have one option for defeating this guy..." Clove thought as he looked at his still pained hands and the solid rock morph.

"Jade." He said sternly "We aren't going to be able to defeat it like this...We'll need to find a way to do it together. And if it comes down to it... I've got one more shot left in me... but lets try to avoid that route, can we?" Clove said, tapping his palms together, motioning the movements for his solar beam. He flung his arms out in turn, launching needles towards the approaching Rhyperior in an attempt to stall him while they gathered their strength. "Just attack Jade! I'll follow and make my attacks count!" He yelled to her. He looked up to Amy and Denx fighting the Aerodactyl.

"None of us can take much more of this... I hope they're okay over there..."

Silhouette
March 25th, 2008, 04:26 PM
"If this were a normal Pokemon battle, we'd've been in more thatn better shape.." Denx thought as he limped to where Amy was standing. He had seen the Aerodactyl crash to the ground by a good Water Pulse. He was slowly making his way to Amy, keeping his eye on the Aerodactyl morph. But he had to turn around- he heard a growl that sort of sounded like "Hammer Arm", but more like a pissed off Snorlax.

He saw Clove sliding back, saying something to Jade, but he couldn't quite hear it exactly. He quickly forgot about that from an angry sounding screech from the Aerodactyl morph.

"Damnation! A bunch of kids! These guys are in for it! Wait- where's Brock, he should help us!" the Aerodactyl morph hissed violently as he thought outloud. Apparently, Denx thought, and hopefully, Brock was preoccupied at the moment. He hoped Amy could pull off another few Water Pulses before he could get there.

He really wanted to see what Brock was capable of, but knew that something bad would happen if he wanted to see Brock. He dropped all thoughts, trying not to jinx the team. He kept limping.

Jim
March 25th, 2008, 04:29 PM
"Great, we're so gonna be late for this ambush now." Alice though to herself amidst the battle scene. "Okay, I'd better help them out," she decided, as a sigh escaped her lips. Alice chose her target as the Yanmega on the far right. She instantly unleashed a Double Team and started to charge up another Water Pulse. She shot the rings from her Ambipom hands; the rings quickly formed into a small wave. The wave collided with the Yanmega and sent it flying.

"What're Yanmega doing in sew-" Alice's thoughts were interrupted. In a moment of weakness she had let her guard down and fallen victim to an Iron Tail in the gut, winding her and sent her smashing into the side of the pipe. "That's probably the first time I've ever let my guard down." Alice stumbled to her feet, gasping for air. "It'll never happen again." She instantly started to use her incredible speed to create another double team, surrounding the attacker. The Yanmega was obviously wise to her tricks as he let off a sonic boom; destroying all the afterimages.

"Protect,"

Alice had stayed true to her word and summoned the regular green bubble to protect her from damage. Before the defense faded, she started to charge her Focus Punches. When she had finally finished focusing, her Ambipom fists glowed white and she instantly launched forward and smashed the Yanmega in the face, knocking it out.

"Hurry up, we're already late for this ambush!" she yelled to the others.

billie_lightning
March 25th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Clove walked casually towards Jade, placing a hand on her shoulder.

"Don't call me sir. It makes me feel like a geezer. How about we make this one count? I don't have much left in me..." He said calmly. Jade nodded swiftly, remembering not to call him "sir" again.

The Rhyperior got up, out of the rubble as Clove vanished from her side. Jade watched him attack, again and again, each time the Rhyperior Morph shrugged it off like he had thrown marsh mellows. Jade winced, not sure when to cut in.

"RAWRRRRRRAAAAMMMER ARM!"
Now would probably be a good time to cut in, she thought to herself. Clove flew through a nearby boulder; she ran to his side.

"Jade." He said sternly "We aren't going to be able to defeat it like this...We'll need to find a way to do it together. And if it comes down to it... I've got one more shot left in me... but lets try to avoid that route, can we?" Clove said, tapping his palms together, motioning the movements for his solar beam. She nodded; another Solar Beam was not going to help anyone, especially Clove.

Clove flung his arms out in turn, launching needles towards the approaching Rhyperior in an attempt to stall him while they gathered their strength. "Just attack Jade! I'll follow and make my attacks count!" He yelled to her.

"Right, erm, Clove," she quickly replaced "sir" with his name. The Rhyperior was coming toward them, laughing all the while.

"You want some more?" he offered as if it were pudding and not pain on the menu.
I know what kind of person you are, Jade thought as she stared at the Morph, Even before morphing and this whole ugly mess you were still an angry person. I can see it in your eyes. She had always been good at knowing people before they knew too much about her. She had a plan.

"More of what? You're ugly face? I'll pass," she spat back at him.

The Morph looked surprised at the verbal attack but continued to smile, "Aww, have I agitated the poor, little lady? Did I hurt your boyfriend?" the Rhyperior motioned to Clove, still struggling.

Jade didn't look back at her leader as her green skin tried to turn red. She thought of Oliver as she said this and thanked God he wasn't here to get hurt.

"Who you callin' a little lady?" her hissed through gritted teeth. Her palms began to glow a gruesome purple, "You better watch yourself." Even as she said it she felt the Dark Pulse attack take her over, body and mind. Before hadn't been as intense as this. The attack was meant to send dark thoughts to the opponent but as the power built up in her palms, she was thinking the dark thoughts.
No, not me! HIM!
Dark Pulse

The Rhyperior's laughter died away as he was flung across the streets into a long steel spike, already bent from the remains of the museum.
It went right through his shoudler. The Morph screamed in pain.
Jade turned to Clove, "Feel free to help me finish him"

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 25th, 2008, 04:39 PM
"Quickly attack them." Victor said, as Mandi looked over just in time to see him thrown into a nearby sewage.

Mandi once again, used Teleport, and tried using an attack, but, before she could use Shadow Ball, one of the Yanmega used Bug Buzz on her.

"Wah!"Mandi screamed out in annoyance, as the irritating sounds from one of the Yanmega attacked her senses, the attack was quite potent on her due to her weakness to bug typed attacks.

"Ugh,there's no time for this,we have to hurry."Mandi focused energy inside her, trying to block out the sounds from the Yanmega in front of her.

"Focus, ignore every outside noise." Quickly teleporting a safe distance from the Yanmega, she collected energy in front of her, sending a Shadow Ball towards it, just in time to hit the Yanmega Alice had hit, sending that Yanmega, at the Yanmega she was fighting, sending two of the three crashing into a wall.

"Hopefully, those two will be alright, now there's only one left."

Naito
March 25th, 2008, 04:44 PM
"Damnation! A bunch of kids! These guys are in for it! Wait- where's Brock, he should help us!"

The Aerodactyl morph was obviously annoyed, fighting two kids and losing, if Amy kept up the Water Pulse barrage she had planned. Hopefully, he had no intention of fleeing, and that Brock most likely was occupied elsewhere. Well, anywhere except here, and the sewers. Rock Blasts from him, well were scary to think about.

Amy, clapping her hands together, had opened them shortly after, forming yet again another sphere containing a Water Pulse. She shot it at the Aerodactyl, yet again connecting. Getting back up, the morph had got on his wings and flew towards Amy, in an attempt to ram her with his wings.

"This here Wing Attack, you're not gonna dodge that, trust me!" The morph sped up a significant amount, forcing Amy to jump out of the way.

"Well lookie here, nice panties, huh?" Even though the roll only gave him a second to peak, the morph took the opportunity. Flying back into the sky, he circled around Denx and Amy, before repeating the Wing Attack, even faster than before. It rivaled the Quick-Attack of any speedy Pokemon, basically.

"Damn... Forgot about me wearing a skirt... Just ignore it. He's going to try and weaken me someway or another... Even by being a perverted idiot." Amy thought, before once again being forced to roll out of the way. This time, the Aerodactyl morph struck her in the stomach with one of his rock-hard yet thin-bony wings, and carried her upwards into the sky, before flipping upside down and dropped her into a lake.

"Heh, that's simple. Who's next?" The Aerodactyl called out, obviously referring to Denx. Clove and Jade were busy fighting the Rhyperion morph, leaving only Denx to fight him, if he played by honor in his fights.

Amy was damaged severely. Falling around twenty feet into the small lake located nearby Pewter City's gym, the impact has become much more of a shock than normally. Resting, chest breathing heavily, the morph was stuck floating on the surface of the lake. The Aerodactyl morph was powerful, and she had underestimated him a bit.

Sonichero190
March 25th, 2008, 05:44 PM
"Reid,use another one of those on them!"

Reid nodded his head,and then charged up his aura,then releasing it all into the form of a Force Palm,knocking out 1,then he started doing more,

"Force Palm"

"Force Palm"

"Force Palm"

He defeated the second one,but now the last Yanmega was flying so fast it was getting harder to send a Force Palm to it,

"Force Palm"

"Force Palm"

"Force....Palm..."

Reid did one last Force Palm attack that finally knocked the Yanmega out,he laid down and grabbed out a Paras Mushroom,eating it to give back strength,

Kansas
March 25th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Clove watched as the foolish morph continued to taunt Jade over and over. Clove could already see the main flaw in the Rhyperior's plan. In the pokemon world it normally wouldn't have been wise to upset a Tyranitar... but this was a Tyranitar mixed with a woman. He flashed back to something his grandfather had told him as a child.

"Thal shall face no greater scorn than that of a woman's rage"

Jade proved this saying to be no understatement as the taunts finally reached their limit. The Rhyperior's eyes widened in horror as a massive black energy full of malice sent it soaring across the ground into a jagged pole sticking from the museum remains. Clove stared in awe at her display of power. She turned to Clove as he breathed heavily, watching the spectacle.

"Feel free to help me finish him" She said to him with the same slightly arrogant tone he had caught from her before. The Rhyperior continued to scream in pain as Clove took Jade up on her offer. He walked slowly towards the Rhyperior as the laughs became louder. Clove couldn't help but almost feel sorry for the misguided soul, but still took his time walking, making sure the Rhyperior suffered for slamming him into the floor. As Clove approached, he noticed something strange about the morph. The cries of pain separated slowly, his body began to bounce slightly, then the monstrous morph let its jaw drop open, bellowing out a loud laugh.

"You really... you really thought THIS would take me out?! And that i only had TWO MOVES?!" The Morph yelled laughing hysterically. It stood, uprooting the pole from its foundation, then punched its fists together. "You haven't even seen the beginning of the pain i'ma put you through! Its time to finish you little punks! ROCK POLISH!"

without skipping a beat, the rock hide around the Rhyperior began to shine and shimmer in the daylight, but that wasn't the end of the horror. The Rhyperior seemed to vanish from his spot instantly.

"How can he be so fast... his speed rivals mine now! he was so slow before!" Clove exclaimed in his thoughts as his eyes scanned the horizon. The morph's powers were definitely beyond what the PLF could have anticipated, but there was no time to think about that. That over sized morph was darting around the area too fast to be seen. "JADE! Be on guar--"

The Rhyperior showed its face finally, launching a quick hammer arm which seemed more like a comet punch. Clove narrowly dodged, dropping down and dashing underneath it, slashing with needle arm across its side. The morph shook off the pain and proceeded to continue attacking clove. It dropped a hammer arm onto the ground in attempt to smash him flat, narrowly missing. The frustrated Rhyperior finally decided to attempt to end things with Clove.

"You're starting to piss me off puny man! GWARHAHAHA ROCKK WRECKERR!"

Clove's eyes widened in fear at the sound of the attack. "ROCK WRECKER?! Crap. Thats the most powerful Rock Attack... this wont end well..." The attack was too powerful to attempt evasion. Clove extended his spikes as far as he could and crossed his arms in front of him, preparing for the worst. The huge morph's fist connected hard with Clover's small defense. It held for a fraction of a second before Clove was sent flying once more into the side of the gym wall forming a large crater. For a grass type, Clove seemed to have been spending most of his time in the air today...

He sat stuck against the wall as rubble from the gym crumbled off the wall around him. He peeled himself off the wall, dropping hard to the ground on his hands and knees. He was finally fed up with this fight. He gripped the dirt on the ground between his fingers as he angrily formed a fist and pounded it into the ground. The spikes on his back began to glow a familiar bright white light as Clove looked up with yellow sinister eyes filled with pure anger. He shot a malice filled gaze to Jade which instantly transfered the message "Don't even try to stop me."

Clove vanished with a shadow, preparing his final assault. He appeared behind Jade, jumping up and lightly jumping off her shoulder high into the air. As he launched himself off her shoulder he whispered down. "Do your best to handle him for now...this'll only take a bit..." He then, using a quick faint attack, leaped high into the air absorbing as much sunlight as possible into his now dented and cracked spikes before he started his decent. It was obvious that Clove couldn't win anymore through close range combat once he lost his speed advantage. The only chance was to completely annihilate him.

billie_lightning
March 25th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Clove took her up on the offer of finishing him off. He walked slowly, letting the beast suffer as much as possible. Jade's breathing was ragged and uneven; she leaned against the wall momentarily. Only momentarily.

"You really... you really thought THIS would take me out?! And that i only had TWO MOVES?!" The Morph yelled laughing hysterically. It stood, uprooting the pole from its foundation, then punched its fists together. "You haven't even seen the beginning of the pain i'ma put you through! Its time to finish you little punks! ROCK POLISH!"

Ah damn
The Rhyperior was darting quicker than one would expect from a rock type. This couldn't be good. "JADE! Be on guar--" Clove was cut off as the Morph launched a swing at him, which was barely avoided. Jade watched from the crumbling wall in awe as her leader dodged until the Rhyperior Morph was dangerously angry.

"You're starting to piss me off puny man! GWARHAHAHA ROCKK WRECKERR!"
Rock Wrecker?!? Jade moved as Clove came flying towards the wall she was stationed at, making it crumble further. She was about to approach him as he peeled himself off the wall, but received a restricting gaze from him as his spikes began to glow that familiar white light. He didn't want her to get in the way and she didn't mind being of out range either.

And then he vanished. It wasn't until she felt him behind her that she got an inkling of what he was planning. Launching himself from her shoulder he whispered "Do your best to handle him for now...this'll only take a bit..."

"Do my best? Right. I'll keep that in mind," she said, her voice thick with sarcasm, and now only talking to herself.

She took in her opponent, even more dangerous than before, if that was possible. "Hey, dumbass! Come and get me!"

As the Rhyperior, gladly, ran toward her, Jade's palm's once again began to glow. This isn't going to finish him. But it'll give Clove some time to prepare himself. She pounded the ground, harder than she had ever done because now she had motivation. The Rhyperior, although not completely knocked off his feet, did not expect this and stumbled a bit. Jade took this opportunity to fire smaller, but just as powerful, balls of dark energy at his ankles. The Morph shook the ground as he tumbled and Jade kept firing the small, but powerful, dark pulses; her arms ached with fatigue but she keep throwing pitches, knowing that every second she kept him down gave Clove more power.
Her green eyes began to glow and unfamiliar purple.
No, I'm going to make it. This is going to work! she told herself.

Silhouette
March 26th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Denx was feeling dizzy. It didn't help he had an Aerodactyl morph circling him in a set direction. He was rolling his eyes at the meaningless taunts directed at Amy. He then stood up straight as he saw Amy struck by the wing of the inconsiderate jerk.

"Guh.. Would you just shut up?" he impatiently shouted to the Aerodactyl morph. Denx was now ready, and knew it was time. He started to get anchored to the ground by his own electricity. He needed this weight to prevent himself from flying backward. He would still pass out from the energy of his next attack.

Thunder Wave

He shot a few small bolts at the Aerodactyl morph, one finally hitting it, and giving its speed a demotion. He needed as much chance as he could get to hit the morph before he wasted his energy.

Thunder Bolt

He started to spark from everywhere in his body. He lit up, then collected his energy. He started to regret this in the middle of the recollection. He gathered a ball of energy, and launched it in the form of a lightning bolt. Despite the anchor he had casted on himself, he was sent backward by his own might.

The blast was comparable to that of a Thunder technique. The Aerodactyl shrieked in horror, but the roar of the blast was easily soon too loud to hear anything. The blast was damaging telephones, buildings, and anything that might contain electricity. It hit Denx, even though he was far away from it.

He could only see white.
"Am I dead?" he asked to no one in particular. He still saw white. Then, a shape came into view. it was a square, recttangular shape. It became clearer and clearer before he could make it out. It was the Pewter Gym, blackened and charred from the wave of energy.

He saw a Rhyperior morph slamming Clove, being slammed by Jade. He couldn't hear anything, though. He couldn't move, either. He just watched the battle, helpless. He was paralyzed by his own attack!

Scales
March 26th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Victor finally saw the last Yanmega faint. He nodded and pointed to the tunnel.

"Alright lets go." He said leading them into the tunnel. The tunnel was quite dark yet there was a small light at the end of it. Victor opened his pokegear again and checked it. It read they were underneath Brock's gym.

"Okay we should be right bellow his gym." He said to the rest of the team. They were underneath a small ladder. At the top was a manhole. "Clove and his should have distracted the Guards. So its up to us to take down Brock."

He pointed to the ladder. "So who wants to go up first?"

Jim
March 26th, 2008, 06:01 PM
"Finally, we must be too late for this 'ambush'" Alice thought as they finally approached the ladder.

"Clove and his should have distracted the Guards. So its up to us to take down Brock." He pointed to the ladder. "So who wants to go up first?"

"For team Leader you lack the courage and the intelligence; if I was leading this little group I would've asked Mandi to scan the room with her abilities and then we could formulate a plan; a plan in which the leader, that's you, enters first and takes a risk for their crew." Alice whispered in a very stern, unimpressed and very critical voice, prodding her finger in the Blaziken morph's chest. "And keep your voice down with the commands, we're directly beneath Brock." Alice paused, contemplating the situation for the second.

"As much as I'd hate to issue commands as if I were leading this campaign, I'll charge up a Water Pulse as I go up there and launch it at him as soon as possible. As soon as this is done, Mandi will teleport behind him and immediately launch a Focus Blast. Then I'd like you, Victor, to use Sky Uppercut as soon as possible; hopefully we will then get him outside, where we will get help and if we're incredibly lucky, Clove may have a Solar Beam left; that's if he hasn't had to resort to it already. Then the four us can just fight to the best of our abilities." Alice told the group. As an elite strategist for the PLF she expected them to agree with her, whether they loathed or loved her -the latter seemed more likely considering the circumstances- for taking over. Alice started to absorb the moisture through her glowing Ambipom hands. The mixture of determination and nerves was clearly evident; they were about to fight Brock. "And Victor, don't abandon me and my plan becuase of personal prejudice, I mean this is about defeating Brock, not who makes the best leader... although that's already been made clear," she smiled and winked at him before issuing the countdown. "Three... two... one... now!" she whispered as she grasped the ladders and hurled herself through the hole.

She burst into the outskirts of the gym and forced the doors open; hoping Victor and Reid were behind her. At the other end of the regular rocky arena was a very well built man. He had gray skin, like that of a Golem. His powerful chest and back were coated in large green rocks, like a Golem's shell; the 'shell' was much less spherical than a Golem's, he couldn't retreat into it let alone use rollout, it was more like armor than anything. His three fingered hands bore large claws and his hair was a very dark brown and incredibly spiky. It's probably be impossible and unnecessary for a shirt with the natural morph amour. As Alice burst through the door, his slit-like eyes widened in shock, revealing large red irises.

"Water Pulse!"

Alice launched the large wave of water at the Golem-morph, he was so taken buy surprise and without his guards that the hit was direct, if anything the hit would be classed as critical in a regular battle.

"I hope the others have agreed with me and followed the plan, or I could be in big trouble," Alice thought through gritted teeth as she started to focus her energy into her glowing Ambipom fists.

Kansas
March 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM
As Clove rose into the air, he looked down at the Rhyperior morph which seemed blinded by rage and instantly changed targets to Jade. Unfortuantely, this was apart of Clove's plan. The Rhyperior was so simple minded that it would be easy to bait him into the trap that would end him. Clove could feel the warmth of the sun soaking into the spikes on his body, it felt absolutely great. Clove not only felt the beam charge but some of his strength returning as well. He looked down to observe the battle field, they had really done a number on this town. The trench of destruction carved through the center of town, the ruined buildings, he began to wonder what the civilians thought about the mini war raging outside their homes. Were they happy?

Clove could also see Denx and Amy handling the Aerodactyl morph. They were definitely having a rough time but suddenly Amy lost her edge in battle and was taken out into a lake while the Aerodactyl dealt with Denx.

"At least she landed in the water... being part Vaporeon, she'll at least be alright until we can get aid to her"

It was just then that a bright flash of light caught Clove's eye with the Aerodactyl fight. Electricity danced all over the streets and through the phone lines, shooting sparks everywhere. Denx had finally lost control of his powers. Considering how young he was it was almost to be expected, but the release of energy seemed to have grounded the Aerodactyl...permanently. Its smoldering body lay on the ground charred to a crisp. luckily Clove was too high for the electricity and being a rock type, Jade shouldn't be effected much. Through his thoughts, Clove had started the decent towards the ground. It was time to face the Rhyperior one last time. He landed softy, a distance away from it and turned confidently, holding his palms out in front of him.

"HEY RHYPERITARD!" He yelled across the field. "Why don't you come get some of this, you don't wanna fight her and you know it."

The Rhyperior turned towards the taunt, with his eyes red with rage. Exactly what Clove wanted. The morph charged hard, ready to finish the job it didn't have the chance to before.

"ROCK WRECCKERRR!!!!!" He screamed as his polished body raced towards Clove and an unreal speed. Clove kept the ball of energy between his palms, ready to fire as the Rhyperior grew closer.

"Heh.. okay... Solar be--" He stopped before finishing his call. "Psych!" He clapped his hands together, smashing the ball of light between his palms causing it to explode in a bright light that blinded the area, enveloping the buildings and leaving no shadows. As the light slowly faded back to normal, the Rhyperior looked around for his opponent, baffled and confused. Suddenly Clove appeared above the morph's head in midair in a blur of blackness with his arm wound around his body. He flung it, hurling down a storm of needles into the Rhyperior's eyes, puncturing and nailing their mark. The morph wailed in pain, grasping its bleeding eyes and throwing its arms around stomping and flailing violently.

"MY EYES! ARGH! YOU!! YOU!" He proceeded to curse Clove while flinging around trying to blindly connect with his body.

"The fights over, I figured your body couldn't be ALL solid. I noticed it when i threw a pin missle earlier. Normally you wouldn't have been concerned about the needles and let them break against your body. But when you saw me in position, you protected your face... It didn't take a genius, all i needed to do was find an opening. My Solar Beam would have hurt you, but you would have just gotten back up and i would have been immobilized...But enough of this idle banter, Its time for you to atone for your sins...Faint Attack" Clove said calmly amidst the Rhyperior's flailing movements. He vanished, appearing behind the Rhyperior for the final time. He pulled all his spikes back into his body except one long one sprouting from his forearm. He moved quickly and swiftly without hesitation and leaped slightly into the air, stabbing down the Rhyperior's spinal chord. A fatal spot for any organism.

The morph immediately ceased its movements as his arms went limp, followed by its knees giving out from under it. It fell to the ground with a loud thud as it slowly slid off of the solitary spike. Clove quickly retracted it like a switchblade as he stumbled a few steps, completely exhausted from the fight. He dropped to his knees for a second to gain his composure but spoke from his huddled over position with stern direct orders, being sure to retain his leadership stature.

"Jade. Go tend to Denx, take him somewhere safe and stay with him until he regains consciousness." He said to her with a bold tone of voice. He stood up, struggling with the exhaustion. "I'm going to retrieve Amy..." He immediately ran as fast as he could towards the outskirts of town to the location of the small lake.

"Amy! Don't move, i'm coming to get you..." He inhaled deeply as he leaped into the lake, swimming towards her, hoping he didn't end up being the one that needed to be saved.

"The only left is Brock...I hope they can do it..." He thought to himself as he pushed more distance between him and the lake shore towards Amy.

billie_lightning
March 26th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Jade's attacks were interupted as electricity danced about the streets, effecting anything and everything that was vulnerable. She was thankful that she was a rock type and, therefore, safe. Sparks were flying everywhere, landing dangerously close to even the lake that Amy had landed in only moments before. Thank God she's a water type. The Aerodactyl Morph lay dead in the streets; Denx must have lost control...

Still firing dark energy toward the Rherperior, Jade looked up momentarily to see Clove descending. She was nervous about what would happen next.

"HEY RHYPERITARD!" He yelled across the field. "Why don't you come get some of this, you don't wanna fight her and you know it."

Jade frowned, but tried not to take this comment too seriously; he was just taunting the Morph, and it worked. The Rhyperior quickly forgot about her and charged enthusiastically toward his new target. All she would do now was watch.

"ROCK WRECCKERRR!!!!!" He screamed, running toward Clove. Clove had his ball of energy between his hands, ready and waiting.

"Heh.. okay... Solar be--" He stopped before finishing his call, What's he doing? "Psych!" He clapped his hands together and the ball exploded flashing the brightest light over the entire perimeter. Jade was blinded, just like the Rhyperior. Thankfully she could feel her surroundings and tried not to hurt herself until the light faded. The monstrous Morph looked confused and as Clove came out of no where, she knew it was about to be finished. Needles pierced the eye sockets and Clove's face began to glow with victory.

Jade ran closer, just in case back up was needed. She frowned, I feel totally useless. I barely did anything here...
"The fights over, I figured your body couldn't be ALL solid. I noticed it when i threw a pin missle earlier. Normally you wouldn't have been concerned about the needles and let them break against your body. But when you saw me in position, you protected your face... It didn't take a genius, all i needed to do was find an opening. My Solar Beam would have hurt you, but you would have just gotten back up and i would have been immobilized...But enough of this idle banter, Its time for you to atone for your sins...Faint Attack" Clove said calmly as the Rhyperior flailed about helplessly. Her leader vanished and appeared once again, behind the Morph, with a single needle and stabbed him right where it mattered. The spinal chord. The Morph went limp, and it was over. Jade ran to Clove's side, bounding over larger rubble, her graceful ways making a guest appearance.

"Jade. Go tend to Denx, take him somewhere safe and stay with him until he regains consciousness." He said to her with a bold tone of voice. He stood up, struggling with the exhaustion. "I'm going to retrieve Amy..."

She watched him go, off toward the lake to where Amy had landed after a brutal hit from the, now dead, Aerodactyl Morph. I do hope Denx is all right. And I hope the sewer crew is doing all right. These guys were hard to beat; Brock is going to be a pain.

Thinking back to the explosion of electricity, she tried to remember where the tremors of uncontrolled power came from. Her feet had felt them somewhere to her right, toward the Pewter Gym. She ran swiftly, keeping an eye open for any other Morphs who were looking for trouble.

"Denx?" she called, trying not to be too loud. Jade was cautious; she couldn't afford to grab unwanted attention. All those Dark Pulses had taken too much energy out of her. Suddenly, out of the corner of her eye, she saw the familiar Raichu tail. As she got closer she said his name again, "Denx?", but he did not move.

He appeared to be paralyzed. By his own attack? Jade knelt down and touched his head softly; she didn't know if he could hear her or not, "Denx, I'm here to help. I'm going to keep you safe ok?"
Would a paralyze heal work on a Morph? she wondered momentarily. Jade checked her surroundings and noticed the Mart had been destroyed. The merchandise is probably still in there...

Sighing heavily, she rotated back to Denx, "I'm going to be right back." She ran to the Mart, keeping check on the vibrations in the ground, and searched the remains. Potion, potion, pokeball, antidote, potion... she threw these things aside. Oh! Paralyze Heal! She grabbed it and hoped that Denx was still there when she returned.

He was and Jade took the medicine and sprayed it all over Denx like she would a pokemon. All she could do now was wait.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 26th, 2008, 09:08 PM
"As much as I'd hate to issue commands as if I were leading this campaign, I'll charge up a Water Pulse as I go up there and launch it at him as soon as possible. As soon as this is done, Mandi will teleport behind him and immediately launch a Focus Blast..."

As Alice issued the rest of the commands, Mandi started to drift off into her own thoughts.

"Hmm, I may as well start charging up Focus Blast right now, hopefully, I can make Focus Blast decently strong. Considering all these attacks I've been throwing out randomly."

"...Sky Uppercut as soon as possible; hopefully we will then get him outside, where we will get help and if we're incredibly lucky, Clove may have a Solar Beam left; that's if he hasn't had to resort to it already. Then the four us can just fight to the best of our abilities."

"Hopefully, all of us aren't still fatigued from the last two battles. Otherwise, we may not be able to get through this without casualties."

Mandi shook her head, all she could do now was trust in her teammates.She focused,keeping as much energy she already had for Focus Blast, while she searched for Brock's energy.

"Three... two... one... now!" Alice whispered as she grasped the ladders and hurled herself through the hole.

Waiting a few moments as Alice launched her Water Pulse, the moment Alice's attack had made contact, Mandi quickly teleported up, landing just a few inches from Brock. Raising her right hand, she quickly let go of the energy she built up for Focus Blast.

"Focus Blast!"

As the brown energy of pent up emotions and thoughts was let out loose, it had directly hit the back of Brock's head damaging him quite fairly. The next moment was too quick for Mandi to keep up with, as Brock instantly reacted, he raised his foot high up, and the next moment, slamming it back down upon the ground, catching Mandi off guard. As the Earthquake struck her, she landed quite a few meters away from the others.

"Ugh, all I can do now is hope Victor can get Brock with Sky Uppercut,distracting Brock for a few minutes, so I can teleport back over to the others."

Jim
March 27th, 2008, 03:57 AM
"Mandi!" Alice yelled. Her teammate had just been hit by a very effective looking Earthquake. "Stay calm."

"Hmm hmm," came the deep voice of the Golem-morph. His voice was deep, yet it seemed o have a sinister undertone, rather croaky. "Oh come on, I hate to give the generic monologue, but do you really think that two, untrained and pathetic morphs can actually finish me? I congratulate you on your surprise attack, well planned and executed. But, you wouldn't be the first to try and stop me, and you won't be the first to fail." Brock's speech served as an adiqute distraction, lowering Alice's guard. As soon as he'd finished, Brock slammed his foot down hard, unleashing another earthquake, this sent Alice smashing into a nearby wall before gently sliding onto the floor. "ROCK BLAST!" he bawled from the middle of what would be the Pokemon battle arena. He used his brute strength to rip rocks from the arena and hurled them at Alice.

"Double Team."

The purple haired girl seemingly split herself into many copies, surrounding Brock and leaving him confused. The morph hadn't done much for his brain.

"Our strategies don't mix, you focus on a rock hard defense and brute strength, I focus on quick hits and evasive moves; throughout today's conquest throughout the city I've been hit by two attacks, one of which was your own." Alice explained.

"What? I'm was an official gym leader; trained in all strategies. You think I didn't know that?" Brock laughed again. "I have a little trick up my sleeve for people like you."

"Okay, he's smarter than I gave him credit for. But not that smart, he hasn't realized my true intention. I managed to get him away from Mandi.= and he's distracted which buys me some time for the second phase of my plan. But I can't distract him for too much longer, Victor and Reid need to get here soon."

"STEALTH ROCK!" Brock wailed. Nothing seemed to happen, the tension he built was anticlimactic.

"Stealth Rock... better be careful, they could be anywhere." Slice's afterimages had faded. "Focus Punch." Alice had been building the energy for focus punch ever she had finished using Double Team. She launched at Brock with her glowing Ambipom fists. One of her fists collided with and seemingly destroyed a part of stealth rock, subsequently weakening her hit. She got closer and closer. Suddenly, a large amount of spewing flames shot from Brock's sharp toothed mouth. The flamethrower sent Alice smashing into a nearby rock but also the flames themselves damaged her body severely.

OOC: Yah, Golems can learn Flamethrower via TM. Let's just say that Brock taught it to Golem to counter Grass-Types before morphing? :P

Brad
March 27th, 2008, 06:41 AM
" Oh bloody hell... too... much... beer..." Brad groggily thought. He had awoken late, and needed to get to Pewter as fast as he could. His Charizard had broken Mach in the old days... could he?

He flew as fast as he could, and reached Pewter pretty dang fast. Too bad a whole fleet of Flygon sentries were waiting. Brad flew into the crowd, but charged his red Dragon Pulse in both of his hands. The aura surrounded his body, and erupted in a huge BANG!!! A few Flygon fell, and a few others were near incinerated. Then, a bunch of Aerodactyl morphs came, laughed, and smashed Brad with a Rock Slide from behind.
"God darn bastards..." Brad thought. He decided to fall into the wall, as if dead. He heard the morphs laughing. He plunged into the wall, but he was nowhere near his squad. A new sortie arrived with more Rock and Ground types. A Crystal Onix morph, almost as burly as he, shot from the ground. It used Earthquake, but to no avail. Brad took the opportunity, and charged a huge Heat Wave in his mouth. It charged for a while, and then, Brad shot it. The cannon hit the Onix morph, and covered it in heat energy. Brad's Heat Wave was highly concentrated, so it was a lot hotter. The rock of the Onix melted, and Brad grinned as the heat cleared. The arms of the morph were completely gone, and so was a lot of the armor. The morph was dead. Brad was pleased, and continued to walk.

He was almost to Brocks cavern, but as he arrived, the guards shot spikes at Brad, pinning him to the wall. There were a few Cradily and Armaldo morphs- perfect targets for fire. Brad heated the spikes, and used the heat to expand and shoot the spikes. Some of them were impaled. The others were still fighting Brock... and Brad felt an awkward silence...

Silhouette
March 27th, 2008, 02:17 PM
His mind was agitated by his own power. He couldn't help but think, what if I can't control my powers correctly? What if an issue happened in the morphing lab, and I just can't use electricity? His thoughts were cut off by a sting all over his body. A sting like when your foot comes to after falling asleep, but much worse and all over his body.

He looked up, and saw the road.
"What the hell?" he murmured, thinking he came from paralysis by himself. He saw a shadow, however, and turned around. He was startled by the sudden appearance of Jade. He looked at a Paralyze Heal in her hand. He was dumbfounded.

"Did you.. spray that on me?" he asked her suspiciously. Without waiting for a reply, he collasped on the ground, still conscious, staring at the sky.

"Goodness, I hope I hit that Aerodactyl morph." he wondered. At that thought, as if fate had answered him, he smelt a horrible smell. He looked over to see the Aerodactyl morph lying there charred. He had to chuckle, but quickly stopped when he inhaled too fast. His shoulder was still in pain, and bleeding fairly quickly.

billie_lightning
March 27th, 2008, 02:43 PM
"What the hell??" the Raichu Morph murmured. He looked stunned at his sudden ability to move and at the appearance of her. He must have been caught up in his own thoughts...

"Did you...spray that on me?" he asked as if she had maybe done something wrong. Before she could answer him, Denx lay back down, staring at the sky; he looked deep in thought.

Jade shrugged, "It was the only solution I could think of..." she looked down at the Paralyze Heal and threw it aside, amongst the rest of the garbage. "Denx, you're bleeding!" she exclaimed, catching sight of the blood on his shoulder. She was beginning to panic; she was no nurse.

"Look," she began, not waiting for him to respond to her worry, "We need to get somewhere safe. You're in no condition to fight." Jade looked around and found one building that hadn't completely toppled over. She opened her phone and sent a message to Clove, I've found Denx and I'm reporting to the only stable building in the perimeter. Trust me, you'll know which one I'm talking about. Call if you need us. She hoped she didn't sound too demanding. She turned back to her teammate.
"Do I need to carry you?"

Silhouette
March 27th, 2008, 02:59 PM
"Do you need me to carry you" Jade had asked him.

"Nah, I can walk," he said confidently. He stood up, stumbled a bit, but managed to stay on his feet. He could walk. He may look like his feet were new to him, but he could walk.

He followed Jade to the building that was still standing, though it still had little damage to it.

Naito
March 27th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Recovering from the dangerous Wing Attack, Amy tried to move her hands. It was only a little, but there was some energy, and the shock was going away.

"Amy! Don't move, I'm coming to get you..." Clove had shouted, apparently done with the Rherperior morph. He jumped into the lake, and did his best to swim to her position. Following his orders, she didn't move much. It was best not to, as the pain in her chest where the Aerodactyl wing connected as well as the back, was to the extreme. Her chest was bleeding, as the part of the wing that hit her also had the Aerodactyl morph's claws.

"Ok, I don't actually think I can move that well on my own anyways," Amy murmured.

She hadn't expected such damage to come from an attack such as that. Brock's guards were much more powerful than most people in the team had expected, most likely. Just a simple Wing Attack paralyzed her. Now Amy wondered even more just what troubles the team would have with Brock.

billie_lightning
March 27th, 2008, 03:17 PM
"Nah, I can walk," he said confidently. As Denx stood he stumbled as bit and Jade flinched, ready to catch him if she needed. He looked determined and followed her as they headed to the building. She kept her eye on him the entire way and focused on the ground for any kind of movement.

Far off in the distance, a rather odd looking Charizard came into view. His flight patterns were a bit topsy turvy and Jade wondered if maybe he was drunk. Is that the Charizard that's, supposedly, on our team? He's only a TAD late...she frowned as he attacked, what must have been, more of Brock's minions.

Jade observed the building a moment before stepping inside. It looked like an old apartment building; the missing front door led to a lobby with a front desk and an elevator. Or a hotel... she thought to herself. Once inside she continued through, what looked like, an auditorium. Jade decided to stay downstairs so that Denx was grounded and she could still feel if anyone, or anything, was coming.

She didn't remember this building being here when she had gotten her Boulder Badge so many years ago. It must be new, Too bad it's not being used anymore.... She took a seat that faced the only doorway so she'd be on top of anything that decided to attack. Patting the seat next to her for Denx, she took this time to think.

Now that the guards are taken care of, all that's left is Brock himself. Has the sewer crew ambushed him yet? she shivered, feeling like something either had gone wrong or was going to go wrong.

The silence was killing her, "Nice work on that Aerodactyl out there, kid" Jade commented on the char-broiled ancient bird that now took up a large amount of space with his carcass. Before he could say anything, Jade held up a hand to his face, signaling silence. A tremor had run over her feet likes waves; something was close by or coming in their direction.
"We need to hide"

Silhouette
March 27th, 2008, 03:24 PM
"Nice work on that Aerodactyl morph out there, kid," Jade had commented to Denx. He could tell a hint of fatigue in her voice.

"Yeah, than--" his voice stopped as she held up her hand. He knew she had the ability to fell waves in the ground. He figured it was bad. If not, this was a horrible joke.

"We have to hide," she said, more seriousness in her voice than ever. Denx began to worry. He almost spoke, but remained silent, due to Jade's orders.

He felt blind. Jade was able to see-technically-danger when she was on the ground. He hid behind a strangely organized desk, without much cover. He was able to slide underneath it, though, due to his malleable structure his Riachu had left him. He waited there for something to happen.

billie_lightning
March 27th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Denx immediately obeyed her orders, hiding behind a desk. He was a stealthy kid and Jade knew that if there was anything he would master, it was not being caught.

She peeked out the window; inspired by Denx's stealth she tried to be sneaky about it. Please don't be any more rock Morphs...PLEASE! she begged. To whom, she wasn't sure. Any higher being that might be listening was good enough for her.

Coming down the street at a fast pace, too fast to be rock types she could tell, were large shadows covered by dust and sand. There's at least one rock type with them... she groaned. The strangers stopped at the Aerodactyl carcass. It was a group of Butterfree and Beedrill Morphs with a Graveler as their guide. They can't be Brock's, she thought, Unless they were all trainers he forced to Morph...I can't do much until I know with whom they side. At that moment, as if on cue, all of the bug Morphs (seven, Jade observed) turned toward the window from which she was peering. Their eyes were red and they buzzed angrily; the Graveler Morph laughed.

So much for being sneaky,she gasped. "Denx, this might not be the best time to ask you, but we have a situation here. A situation that a few Shock Waves might be able to handle," said Jade. The bug types were weak and new to their form, but they were still enemies. "I'll handle the Graveler. You think you can take on some bugs?" she smirked at him, still hidden under the desk.

Silhouette
March 27th, 2008, 04:12 PM
"You think you can take on some bugs?" Jade had asked Denx. He merely nodded, trying not to act hurt, though it was clear. The entourage burst through the door and window, which Jade had been peeking through.

"Dang, I need them to be inside so I don't mess up my Shock Waves!" he remembered. He powered up what he could, and charged his fists. This was one of the few moves he could preload and use instantly. He jumped up, and slammed his fists into the flying morphs.

Thunderpunch!

He blasted both a Beedrill and a Butterfree into the wall.
"Butterfree? Who would wanna be a Butterfree" he taunted.

"This is why!" replied a Butterfree in a surprisingly rogue tone. It shot backward by an invisible force, hitting Denx with considerable force. He reeled backward, but was able to get up. Another force hit him, but not as direct as the first one.

Right afterward, a flurry of needles was shot.
Clove? Denx asked himself hopefully. But instead of knocking the foes to the ground, it hit him. It must've been a Beedrill. He was stuck by a few needles, which stung like crazy. He hid his pain surprisingly well, though, and taunted again.

"What are you doing, giving me splinters?" he said dumbly, as if imitating the Beedrill.

"Aren't you one to talk, you mess?" another reply came. Denx was surprised at how they returned his taunts. HE needed more room.

Quick Attack!

He fled out of the building, hoping that the bugs would follow him and not focus on Jade. Fortunately, it worked. They started to buzz around him, focusing their energy.

Shock Wave

He knelt down, hoping this would ground him. It worked, and he felt nothing giving off the blast of light. It knocked most of the Butterfrees out, with only two remaining. It only knocked out one Beedrill, though.

"Sneaky kid!" one shouted, "how should we take care of him?" he asked to his comrades.

"Make him suffer!" another one shouted

"Kill him instantly!" came another suggestion.

"How about not, and saying you did?" Denx added sarcastically.

"I like the slow death plan the best!" said the leader of the conversation, "rope 'im up!"

At htose words, they shot string out their mouths, directed at Denx. He was covered by sticky, gooey crap.

He fell to the ground with a thud, with the sneers and snickers of the bug morphs, flying around him in a circle.

billie_lightning
March 27th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Denx didn't answer her but charged up and sent an electric attack their way. The Bug type were weak against anything he seemed to do and Jade decided not to worry about her teammate too much at the moment. He was taunting and confident; or at least he acted in these ways. She knew he was in pain.

The Graveler Morph smirked and charged toward Jade, Better get this over with, she smirked back.
She fired an excellent Dark Pulse square to his forehead. The Morph flew back and crashed into a wall. Denx was no longer in the building anymore. She ran through the window that the bug Morphs had broken through to get outside. The Raichu Morph was taking on a lot at once but she had no time to think about it as a large rock came flying her way. At any other time, Jade might have moved quick enough to avoid such a clumsy attempt at a Rock Throw; this one hit her straight in the face.

She fell back, tasting blood in her mouth. "Why aren't you dead yet?" she asked the Graveler Morph. Stomping on the ground, she sent him up into the air and without a moment's hesitation she fired another Dark Pulse, pushing him with great intensity into another building made of stone and crushing his skull. The Graveler Morph wasn't like the others; the human did not gain much armor and therefore died quicker than expected.

Now where'd that Raichu friend of mine get to? Jade's question was answered by the struggling figure ten yards away. The bug Pokemon were tying him up with their string shots. She ran as fast as she could, her forehead pounding with pain from the rock.

Rock Slide
She knocked some of them out of the way to get to her teammate. Jade knelt down and bite the constrictions off with her sharp canines. "You gotta stop getting yourself in trouble, kid. Now help me finish these bastards off, ok?" she asked rather than ordered, her hands glowing purple. Earthquake wasn't going to work here.

Kansas
March 27th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Clove pushed through the water, heaving and puffing as he swam exhausted from the stress of swimming. His chest screamed in pain every time he breathed in and his muscles felt like they were being torn apart with every stroke. He finally reached Amy's body which floated calmly in the lake, she was bleeding and it didn't look good for her. He slowly turned, wrapping an arm around her and pulling her behind him as he pushed the water behind him once more, heading towards the shore. The added weight wasn't helping his physical condition in any way.

Upon setting foot on solid ground, he immediately supported himself, wading through the water to the shore. Finally being able to walk, he slowly dragged his feet back to town, leaning Amy on his shoulder. The weight and strain of the mission was finally too much on him. He reached visibility of Jade before collapsing on the ground, unable to hold anyone's weight anymore. He rolled onto his back, looking apologetically at the injured Amy as if saying "Sorry for the fall"

Looking up to the sky, he grimaced in pain as he spread his arms above his head, letting them drop with a thud to the ground. He reached into his pocket once more, pulling out his PLF issued phone and flipped it open, speaking weakly into it.

"Ya...This is Clove. No sir, my agents are engaging the target as we speak. Yes sir. Yes sir. Understood sir. Yes I'm aware the mission is taking longer than the target time. Yes sir. I Understand. And one more thing... Sir? Can you send a medics? I think the others need some help..." Clove ended the pathetic conversation with PLF without closing the phone and letting it drop to the ground. He was slowly slipping in and out of consciousness.

The commander could still be heard talking into the phone barking orders but Clove didn't care. He was in incredible pain. His eyes weakly scanned his body's external condition. His hands were burnt and charred with cuts along his forearms. His chest was slightly visible with many cuts and bruises and his black dress shirt which had started out so well kept had obviously suffered dozens puncture holes from Clove extending his spikes. The holes were accompanied by various cuts and tears from battle, the shirt scarcely resembled rags at this point.

"...I'm gonna need a new shirt..." Clove managed to weakly let scrape from his mouth as he slipped into unconsciousness.

Scarlet Weather
March 27th, 2008, 09:35 PM
The relief guards stationed outside the Pewter City Gym- more accurately, the Pewter city fortress- were few and far between. The majority of the guards were currently helping to respond to a threat within the building and so only two, one a large, buly man who just happened to have a pair of gossamer Butterfree wings adorning his back and the other a rock-studded teenager who had combined himself with a Graveler, were standing watch at the back gate. This in itself was a recipe for disaster if the rebels showed up en masse, but it couldn't be helped, really. The fortress-like gym could only accomodate so many people at one time, and it just so happened that many of the other morphs under Brock's command were out on a supply run in Cerulean. The guards didn't care. They had confidence in their leader's ability to deal with any situation. He was Brock, after all. Those rebels, no matter how powerful they were, had to be lightyears away from facing Brock, as the gravel-teen pointed out. (Butterfree-man thought about interjecting that lightyears measured distance, not time, but kept it to himself.) No, Brock was the great, invincible rock! And from the noises coming from within, it sounded like the rebels were already giving out. Soon, all of them would be defeated, the two reasoned.

The first thing they noticed about the newcomer was his bluntness. Most people bowed respectfully or shrank back in fear when confronted with one of Brock's henchmen (occasionally for Butterfree-man they had dissolved into laughter, but a quick beating usually ensured that they never did so again). This boy walked calmly up to the back gate, as if he'd been doing it for years, and lifted his camera. And what a camera! It looked as if he'd fished it out of an antique store somewhere. Before either guard could protest, the boy had snapped a shot and the flash nearly blinded them. When the two stopped rubbing their eyes, the boy was standing in front of them. In fact, he was almost directly in their faces. Leaning forward and drawing himself up to his full height, which while unimpressive was quite enough to cause discomfort to both guards, the boy impudently asked "May I come in?"

The guards looked at each other before bursting out laughing. The boy waited impatiently, tapping his foot against the ground, before one of the two finally recovered and returned his attentions to the inquisitive youth. "'May I come in?' Oh, that's rich. Real rich. Leader Brock doesn't let anyone in without an appointment, and if he did you'd be going through the front door. Listen, why don't you go home and play with your kid brothers? You know, do something useful. 'May I come in?' Who taught you that? Your Momma?" the Butterfree-man jeered, leaning his purple face as close as he could to the younger boy's, intending to disgust the kid with his alcohol-laden breath. To his surprise, the boy barely flinched.

Gravel-teen spoke up with enthusiasm. "Yeah, Piss off, kid. Brock's taking care of a few minor difficulties right now, so you should really just go home. You're lightyears away from speaking to him anyway."

The boy took this mixed abuse without so much as a blink. He stood there, staring at the two thugs for a moment, before shaking himself as if waking from a dream and moving closer to Butterfree-man. "You, sir, need to stop drinking cheap whiskey," he announced. "That was the absolute worst licquor I've ever smelled on anyone's breath. And believe me, I've smelled a lot of alchohol in my time. And yes, my mother did teach me how to ask for things nicely. Your mother, apparently, didn't teach you anything. Just look at you, you're a giant bug-man who probably lost most of his extremities. Honestly, you're the most idiotic thing I've seen since I started lowering myself to associate with backwater thugs like yourself. Are you sure that you're a guy? Because with the whole Butterfree thing I really can't tell whether that's what you started out as or whether the Pokemon that they stuck you together with was," Before the man could respond, Gravel-teen was feeling the whiplash of the boy's tongue. "And another thing- you should go on a diet. I can't take anyone who can't see their own feet seriously in a combat situation." It was true- the Gravel-teen did have a large stomach, though this was owed to his nature as a half-graveler and not so much his dietary habits. Nonetheless, the remarks stung.

Both thugs sat stunned for a moment, shocked and stupefied by this outburst. Then they both charged simultaneously. "GET HIM!"

A smile crept across the boy's face as he leaped back, avoiding their attacks. "Suit yourself..." he taunted, as a long, white tail suddenly snaked its way out into the open from beneath his jacket where it had remained hidden before. Both Butterfree-man and Gravel-teen knew what this latest development's significance was, however both were too angry to consider all of its implications. And this was their downfall.

Butterfree-man was the first to attack, launching himself unsteadily into the air while shouting "He's Mine!" to his younger partner. With two flaps of his tremendous wings, the purple terror stirred up a small windstorm which was sent flying at the offending boy. Still grinning, the boy dodged nimbly to the side before positioning his tail so that its paint-covered tip was next to his fingers. Dabbing his fingers on the tail's tip, the boy raised them to his mouth and inhaled. The Butterfree pulled his head back too, preparing to fire a string shot directly at his target. With a smirk of glee he spat a rope of thick, gooey silk directly at his opponent. Just as the attack was about to connect, however, the boy exhaled. As the air from his mouth contacted the paint on his fingers it ignited, the resulting stream of flame completely charring the silk and severely burning the aerial thug. "Looks like I clipped your wings, pretty-boy," the boy taunted his gasping foe before he began coughing uncontrollably. "Dang... I've got to remember not to inhale after I launch.." he wheezed. It was in this moment of vulnerability that Gravel-teen attacked. He curled himself into a ball, rolled forward, and flattened the obnoxious boy with his superior weight before walking back, laughing, and jumping on him until his innards splattered the ground.

At least, that was what he meant to do. When he tried, however, his legs seemed to fail him and his arms began to stiffen. His body felt as if it was turning to stone, and he dimly realized that he could no longer feel his various appendages. "Wh-what-" he gasped as his jaw muscles became constricted.

As the boy recovered from his coughing fit, he turned to the oversized thug. "You and your buddy should have payed more attention when I moved up close. You would have noticed the dust I was spreading in the air around you. Stun spore my friend, stun spore. Of course, you were probably still a little woozy from my flash bulb. I know, that's why I picked a camera with a flash this bright." Gravel-teen dimly remembered seeing a cloud of orange spots as the boy moved up, but he had assumed it was afterimage from the flash. "Kind of surprised it took so long to work on you, but I guess you had to actually get it worked into your muscles before the paralysis effect kicked in," the boy commented. "Well, anyway, happy landings!" Before the Gravel-Teen could react, the boy had pushed him over and given him a kick that sent him rolling a few feet away. The boy bent down to his ear and softly whispered "Just for the record? Lightyears is distance, not time. You should really have stayed in school."

Gravel-Teen moaned in pain.

Motioning towards the bushes, the boy called "You can come out now."

A team of medical operatives stepped from the protective foliage and stood at attention, as if looking to the boy for orders. "Thanks for the help, Travis," one of them said apologetically, "And thank you for volunteering to head up the relief team on such short notice."

Travis waved off the praise. "Oh come on, like you guys wouldn't have done the same. Besides, it's gonna be fun rubbing it in Clove's face that he owes me one. Let's go in already, before the next pair of guards reports."

One of the medical ops spoke up. "Where should we go first?"

Travis considered this statement for a moment before pointing towards a clearing, not far away, where a group of guards had been stationed earlier. "I'll check for Clove up there," he explained, "And you guys can split up and search around. You meet any trouble you can't deal with, radio for backup and I'll come running. Don't fight if you don't have to, we're a support crew not the main fighting force. Right team, move out!" With this last order, the group split up, a few combing the outside of the gym, and the remainder heading inside.

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Travis dashed towards the clearing, running straight towards what appeared to be a collapsed cactus wearing a green hat. "Clove," he muttered, before kneeling down beside the fallen Cacturne and removing a small, diamond-shaped object from one of his many pockets. Twisting it, he popped off the top to reveal a small quantity of purple liquid. Gingerly, he reached down and forced open the Cacturne's mouth. "Drink up, it's good for you," he muttered as he poured the contents of the vial down Clove's throat. "Now get up, because I have a couple of questions that need answering..."

OOC: Sorry if I messed anything up, I haven't gone through the RP to see everything that's happened leading up to the assault yet so I may have missed something. Plus I'm unclear about where everyone is. 0.o

Silhouette
March 28th, 2008, 03:31 PM
"You gotta stop getting yourself in trouble, kid. Now help me finish these bastards off, ok?" Jade had scolded Denx.

"Don't worry, I had this all planned out!" he said, smiling. He grabbed a few of the strings, still connected to the flying brigade of Butterflies and Bees.

Shock Wave!

He slapped his tail to the ground before releasing a high voltage blast. The pulse was sent through him like normal, but instead, the recoil was sent back into the ground. As for the remainder fo the attack, it was sent in all different directions, any direction that the strings allowed. Luckily for Denx, all of them were still connected.

CCRRZZZAAACCKKK! The pulse of energy snapped, and fried each and every remaining bug-man to a crisp. They fell to the ground, with many thuds. That certainly put an end to their endless bicker. He sighed a sigh of relief. All gone.

"I wanted them to put me in those strings like that. I knew they were inexperienced, so I also knew that they still knew String Shot!" he said to Jade, smiling. Instead of being happy that he was victorious, he was happy that he was able to ground himself during the attack.

"Thanks for the help, though!" he said to her. He looked at the ground where his tail had made contact, and the concrete was cracked, like an anvil had dropped on that spot.

A small vibration was felt in his pocket. He slipped out the phone (which was still in perfect shape, surprisingly!) and read a message.

Two members have arrived for back-up: Omega, whom you may be familiar with, and another one, a Smeargle morph known as Travis. Good Luck.

Omega. Who was that. The message said that he may be familiar.. Was it that Charizard morph? He didn't care at the moment. He was more hungry than usual. All of the electricity he used was burning him up. He reached for his unfinished Paras mushroom.

billie_lightning
March 28th, 2008, 03:50 PM
"Don't worry, I had this all planned out!" he said, smiling. He grabbed what remained of the string shot that was still connected to the bug Morphs. A metaphorical mechanism seemed to click in Jade's head and she knew what was going to happen next. Slapping his tail to the ground, Denx let out a powerful Shock Wave attack and the bugs were burst. The smell was overwhelming but her teammate didn't seem to take notice as he admired his work. She, too, smiled in spite of the stench of fried bug Morphs; it was good to see his confidence boost.

"I wanted them to put me in those strings like that. I knew they were inexperienced, so I also knew that they still knew String Shot!" he said to Jade, still smiling. She nodded, holding as much pride in him as he was.

"Thanks for the help, though!" Denx said to her. The place where his tail had made contact left a large crack in the concrete; Jade stared wide eyed at it momentarily.

"No problem, kid" she continued smiling, her teeth glinting.
Her phone, located in the only pocket her outfit had, began buzzing the same time Denx's did.
Two members have arrived for back-up: Omega, whom you may be familiar with, and another one, a Smeargle morph known as Travis. Good Luck.

Omega? The Charizard? she did not have a good feeling about him. And a Smeargle? This should be interesting...

"We should probably head toward the lake, get back together with the rest of our team, you know?" she suggested, now that it seemed back up had arrived. The orders to protect Denx would still be followed but she had a feeling that Clove might need some help after rescuing Amy, which she only assumed he had already done; Clove didn't seem like the kind of guy to hesitate when it came to his allies.

A swift breeze began to blow and the air smelled of opportunity. Sure, they hadn't finished the mission smoothly, or at all yet, but this was their first job as a team. They barely knew each other; personalities, strengths, weaknesses, it was all a mystery. If everything went smoothly all the time, life would have that extra spice that a lot of us thrive on,Jade thought. Hopefully they'd get the chance to sit down and get to know each other; as people and as Morphs.

With those thoughts in mind, Jade motioned to Denx and began walking toward the lake, staying as sneaky as she possibly could.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 28th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Quickly jumping to attention, Mandi stood up, best as she could. Dusting off her dress-like clothing, she looked around to see the damage that had been done while she was knocked down.

"Alice is burned right now, Reid and Victor are...still not up yet?! Brock's even been able to place up Stealth Rock. I'll focus on getting Alice away from Brock first."

At the moment, Brock was savoring his victory, thinking he had already beaten down the competition. Mandi, continued to hide, until the last moment to take hold of Alice. She intended to let Brock get as close to Alice as possible, then teleport over, and away, so that they would have some breathing room to attack. Watching closely, Mandi could see each of Brock's step gently shake the ground. It was like aftershocks from a regular earthquake, only affecting those in the vicinity of Brock.

"You had a well thought out plan, you could make a powerful leader someday, If I allow you to live that is!"

Mandi could see Brock charging up another Flamethrower attack, knowing that Stealth Rock was in play, making her escape plan even harder to put into action. She knew she had to do something though, if she didn't Alice would die, and that would compromise the promise Victor made to Clove, moreover, she made a promise to herself that, if she could save someone, she would do anything in her power to.

"I was told that there were eight of you rats, I suppose most of them were killed off already! Hahaha, I can't believe the PLF is desperate enough to send inexperienced children to fight against the league?!"

As Brock finished off his speech, he released the Flamethrower he had built up for the past few minutes.

"Flamethrower!"

"Teleport!"

Countering Brock's Flamethrower at the last moment teleporting in, although, her plan did not come as smoothly as she hoped, as a piece of Stealth Rock came in, being too fast for Mandi to see, it was able to damage her left arm substantially. Enduring the pain, Mandi placed a hand on Alice's arm quickly, teleporting once again, a safe distance from Brock.

"Gah, that was close, if I came in a second later, we might not of made it out of there."

As her arm finally reacted to the Stealth Rock attack, she felt blood, or at least, some type of liquid starting to spill from her arm.

"Damn, where are Reid and Victor? They should of been up here attacking a long time ago, they better get up here soon, or else I will chew them out later. Ugh, if only Amy was here, she could heal us with Wish."

Grunting out in pain, Mandi looked up at where she had left Brock. She saw him still there, starting to move, but at an abnormally slow pace. Perhaps, this was because he charged up his attacks too much. Mandi looked around, trying to assess the situation.

"Alright, Alice won't be able to move for a little bit, and if Victor and Reid can get here in time we could distract him until the others get here."

Feeling her arm twitch again, she grunted out in pain, as the blood started to gush out now.

"Now is not the time to feel worried for myself, I need to hold out as best I can."

Teleporting closer to Brock, she stood there, waiting for him to come closer, she wanted to sway him away from Alice, so she could have some time to recover from her burns.

"I don't know how well I'll be able to do, especially since, I'm an inexperienced Pokemorph who can't use her left arm, against a gym leader who has been in much worse situations then this one, and has barely, if any at all, injuries.All I have to do is distract him, no problem...I hope."

Standing tall, Mandi faced Brock head on, ready to avoid as best as she could.

Kansas
March 28th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Clove saw visuals of many things dancing through his head. The injured faces of his team mates, the worried looks of the civilians, and most of all, his love, Erika. Prominent in front of his eyes. He wanted to save her, but how.... His thoughts were interrupted by a sudden jerking from his train of thought. His eyes shot open as he coughed and sputtered on the ground, he looked around, dazed for a moment, the instantly sat up straight but was forced down by a sharp stabbing pain in his ribs. He lay on the ground, gritting his teeth. He looked around for the cause of his sudden revival, then his eyes finally drifted to the side of his head noticing the figure at his side. A face he definitely didn't need to see right now.

"....Travis...I see the commander sent you..." He said with a slightly aggravated tone in his voice.

"Now get up, because I have a couple of questions that need answering..." Travis said softly.

Clove sat up slowly, propping himself on his arm and looking Travis in the face. At least the PLF had sent someone competent.

"Heres the situation... my team consists of 8 people, their information is on your PLF phone...3 were with me and we were to handle the elite guard while the other 4 snuck into Brock's gym via the sewer line and fight simultaneously, so the other force is inside fighting Brock. The guard was a lot stronger than we anticipated but they've been taken care of..." He said, motioning to the charred Aerodactyl and the now limp pile of rocks that was the Rhyperior morph.

"As for the condition of the guard strike team... Amy, our Vaporeon morph, needs medical attention, i haven't heard from the other two yet. Everything is a complete mess..." Clove said, scolding himself with his tone of voice. He grunted in pain a bit as he pulled his feet beneath him and stood straight up, looking at the sky and trying to subside the pain enough to fight again, he wasn't going to let the other team fight alone. Not if he had an ounce of strength left in him. Clove was definitely stubborn, not one of his best qualities. He slowly began to limp towards Brock's gym, holding his side, ready to fight to the last of his strength.

Scarlet Weather
March 29th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Travis smirked at Clove's greeting. "Actually, he didn't send me, I volunteered to head up the relief team you requested. Besides, I knew that you'd be needing my help at some point. You're getting into scrapes like this, yah?" he responded impudently, winking at his spiny colleague. After listening patiently to Clove rattle off information, presumably to preemptively fend off any questions Travis might ask, the Smeargle morph unzipped a second pocket on his jeans and removed his PLF phone. "Lesee... Oh gods, they put Omega on this mission? That guy's as much of a danger to himself as he is to the enemy! Then the commander was serious when he said that he was calling in the muscle. Yowza, they really broke the bank with this team. And you guys needed help? Either Brock's stronger than he looks, or you guys really do need my help for everything," he teased before watching Clove pull himself to his feet and begin staggering unsteadily towards the mansion. "Clove?"

A medic raced up beside Travis, panting heavily. "Sir, we've located the other members of the frontal assault team, and we'll begin treating them now. Any further orders?" she asked breathlessly.

Travis thought for a moment, then answered. "Patch everyone up and send them in. Don't get killed. If you need my help, I'll be inside helping Needle-boy here," he jabbed his finger at Clove, "Take care of a certain overgrown boulder. Heaven knows he needs the help." As the medic turned to walk away, Travis tapped her shoulder. "Hold up a moment." With a quick flick of his wrist the agile morph slipped a spray bottle full of orange liquid from the medic's pouch before tossing it to Clove. "Hey, needle-boy, use that," he ordered. "Won't do much for your fatigue, but at least you won't be hurting so bad. I don't want you collapsing on the middle of the floor and needing me to save your butt twice on one mission. Come on, let's go!" He started to run towards the gym before stopping suddenly. "Wait..." his voice trailed off as he returned his gaze to Clove. "You mind holding that pose a minute?" he asked, a strange tone in his voice, "Because with your face like that... and that position... your blank expression... the background and lighting are all perfect! I just have to sketch this!" At the word "sketch", the Smeargle tail shot up as if it had a mind of its own and began searching around for something to draw on.

"Er... sir.." the medic interrupted, a look of pure embarassment on her face, "We're in the middle of a mission right now..."

"Oh, right!" Travis exclaimed, blushing. "Sorry about that. But at least let me take a picture!" Before either of the others could protest, Traivs had already snapped the photo. "NOW we can go!" he announced, rushing towards the gym.

The medic staggered backward as bright circles played in front of her eyes. "Too.. much... light..." she gasped.

Brad
March 29th, 2008, 05:19 PM
The other guards hurried off, saying something about another intruder.
"Brad, the Smeargle morph has arrived" said the radio. Brad smiled. He knew it was the medic. Brad had a bunch of bleeding spike holes, and his left arm and left clavicle were broken. A lot of his energy was used. He slowly got off of the wall, and walked slowly to Brock's cavern, where a lot of commotion had commenced. He saw one morph holding another- she was injured. Then Brad gazed at Brock. A long time had passed since he and his Golem were separated- when Brad and his Charizard trumped them. Too bad Brad was injured... he walked in, and Brock's jaw dropped.

"Hmm... so, you are a Pokemorph as well? With your accursed Charizard? That thing really hurt my Golem. But you are injured... I guess it's my time to beat you." Brock said cockily. Brad's face hardened, and he awaited Brock's moves. This battle would be hard. Brock ended Stealth Rock, and used a Rock Slide. Brad tried to move, but his clavicle ached, and the Rock Slide connected. Brad winced in pain- it took him a lot of energy to resist screaming. Brad fell on the floor. His right leg, at least part of the part above the knee, was fractured, and his right wing was fractured at the joint. Brad couldn’t do crap, but an idea came to thought.

“Oh GOD!!! I… see a white light… and angels. And Arceus. He beckons. Oh, I am lost to the world.” Brad wailed dramatically. Then, he faked collapse, and made the flame on his tail shrink to an invisible spark on the tip.. In his right hand, a Heat Wave slowly made a tunnel.

‘Ha! Defeated! I finally beat you! Silly PLF. The gym trainers are superior in all regards,” Brock boasted boomingly. Brock began laughing, and relaxed again. Brad then made his move. The tunnel was right under Brock, and was filled with molten rock. Brad charged up a beam of Heat Wave, Fire Blast, and Dragon Pulse in his right hand, and shot it through the tunnel. It burst into Brock, and was so bright it was blinding. Finally, Brock was stuck to the ceiling, surrounded by the now-hardened lava Brad’s previous Heat Wave had created. Brad moved up his head, and began to speak.

“Haha! In victory, you are vanquished. I guess the merge got some rocks in your head. I may be injured, and out of energy, but at least you are trapped, Brock. I assume Clove, or someone else, will come to vanquish you. Perhaps the others, who had been hiding, can kill thee. Oh well. My ploy worked.” Brad said. He wheezed as he spoke. Turns out some of his ribs were broken. He couldn’t turn over. He picked up the radio, and radioed Clove.

“Commander Clove, this is Omega… (WHEEZE) Brock is trapped on the ceiling. Two others are here- Alice and Mandi, I think. COUGH! I am injured badly. My left clavicle, left arm, parts of my right leg, the joint of my right wing, and some of my ribs are fractured and broken. I can barely breath, let alone fight or move. I fought hard, sir. If you are still able to fight, come kill Brock. The rocky bond that traps him may break under his weight. Let me be the last healed. The others come first. Anyways (BLEGGH, coughing up blood), come quick. I am done for today.” Brad said weakly. He had fought hard. He closed his eyes, and let the sleep try to dull the sharp pain that emanated through his body. His black body was battered and bruised, his clothes sullied, and dripping with blood in places. His left arm was limp, as was his right leg. His lying there was only supplemented by the holes in the wall, and by Brock’s muffled screams. Brad’s battle there was done.

billie_lightning
March 29th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Off in the distance a Cacturne Morph was limping next to a new, unfamiliar, Smeargle Morph. Jade tilted her head curiously and realized it was her leader. Her feet began to run before she even thought about it and Jade hoped that Denx could keep up with her. Back up had been called; professionals were there for those who needed medical attention. Lucky for Denx, she thought, remembering his shoulder and various other injuries. The Tyranitar Morph just now realized that she managed to get out of this without so much as a scratch to prove it, only a massive headache that felt like jack hammers were trying to drill through her skull.

Huffing, clearly out of breath, she met up with Clove and the newcomer; not dancing for a couple months caused her to get exhausted much easier than before, although she was in better shape than most. "Sir, I mean, Clove!" she called. "Denx is hurt...." she paused, catching her breath and looked him right in the eyes, "What's the situation in the gym?"

Kansas
March 29th, 2008, 11:18 PM
"Actually, he didn't send me, I volunteered to head up the relief team you requested. Besides, I knew that you'd be needing my help at some point. You're getting into scrapes like this, yah?" Travis said to Clove, much to his dismay.

"I should have figured you would come on your own..." He said exhausted before leaving. He could hear Travis up to his usual antics behind him. He came up to Clove, forcing a small potion into his possession. It would do for now in ignoring the pain but of course Travis was already up his usual antics trying to sketch him and the snap of a camera. Clove let out a deep heavy exhausted sigh. He pocketed the potion for later as he struggled to continue to the gym, only to be interrupted by a quick transmission.

“Commander Clove, this is Omega… (WHEEZE) Brock is trapped on the ceiling. Two others are here- Alice and Mandi, I think. COUGH! I am injured badly. My left clavicle, left arm, parts of my right leg, the joint of my right wing, and some of my ribs are fractured and broken. I can barely breath, let alone fight or move. I fought hard, sir. If you are still able to fight, come kill Brock. The rocky bond that traps him may break under his weight. Let me be the last healed. The others come first. Anyways (BLEGGH, coughing up blood), come quick. I am done for today.”

Clove gave a look of agitation as he listened to the tired fighter speak. It was time to put on his leader costume again. He hated this part the most about the job and knew Travis would tease him about it.

"...Ome...Brad. This is Clove. You didn't have clearance to attack, nor did you request it. You endangered the rest of the team with your reckless actions and it will be dealt with promptly. Get your ass back to base. Now." He finished angrily, switching the channel on his phone over. "PLF Command? This is Clove. Mission Accomplished. I've chosen not to eliminate the main target and instead take him captive for interrogation. I'll need a type B recovery squad for Brock and emergency rations for the towns people. My team wont be staying in Pewter to help in its recovery. We will be proceeding to Vermillion City via the system of caves known as Diglett Cave. And with permission..." He looked towards Travis with a friendly look, "I'd like to request that agent Travis Varias join my strike force under my command.That is all."

He flipped the phone shut quickly and slipped it in his pocket, looking at Travis wearily. "Come on, lets help the rest of the team. I'll stay here with Denx, Jade, and Amy. Travis, head inside and check out the scene. We'll catch up after we're settled down, aye?" Clove's mood had lightened knowing the team was out of danger, despite his low and saddened tone of voice. Jade had also joined the two of them which was making rounding up everyone easier.

"This situation is fine now Jade, go retrieve Denx and lay him next to Amy so we can treat them. We've got a lot to talk about among the team about working together..." Clove said in a patronizing tone, giving her the clear signal that the debriefing following this mission wasn't going to be pleasant. Without waiting for her response he turned silently to Amy, taking a seat next to her. She had been very quiet the whole time. Clove sprayed the potion he had received over her wound. It would at least subside the pain. He called the medics over to begin helping her immediately.

Clove let out a huge sigh of relief, his first mission was over... not without a hitch...but its finally over. Only so many more to go...he sighed heavily again, laying down on the ground, ignoring the pain to the best o his ability.

Brad
March 30th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Clove responded quite... angrily.
"...Ome...Brad. This is Clove. You didn't have clearance to attack, nor did you request it. You endangered the rest of the team with your reckless actions and it will be dealt with promptly. Get your ass back to base. Now" Brad was not surprised at Clove's answer, although Brad was a bit confused on how the team was endangered. Brad decided to call base- he needed treatment.
"Base, this is Brad. I am seriously injured in Pewter. I am requesting a chopper be sent. I think I should be out until Erica. That way I don't burn down the whole of Celadon by 'accident'. Anyways, please send a chopper. I am in no condition to move. Tell Travis and Clove I am out for a while." Brad said hurriedly and tiredly.
"Alright. But we're giving you the best possible. We want you back there as quick as possible, Omega." Base responded monotonously.
"WHAT! I didn't even want to be on this team! You guys told me I should go, and I went. Then there's the whole 'no attacking without' clearance crap! I don't mix well here! I may be powerful, but that is no fix for me not working well with them! They'd all be happier! They don't trust me, and you darn well know it! Besides, my injuries hurt like high hell. I can't even move. Let's face it- I'll need to be out as long as possible for optimum recovery." Brad angrily said. It drained him, but he was extremely annoyed with the whole situation.
"Don't worry- you'll get good medical. We want you out there in less than a week." Base responded, with tone rising.
"A WEEK!! You.. are nuts! I won't even be able to move, even then! One of each of my limbs- arms, legs, and wings, are immobilized and useless! You are delusional to even suggest that I recover that quickly! It'll take me months to recover!" Brad yelled back. His tone was weak.
"Wait. Travis is there, right? He'll heal you. No chopper will come. Bye." Base responded coyly.
"Those bastards..." Brad thought angrily. The ground around him was now saturated with his blood. He was aching all over, as if a million knives were stabbing him 6 times a second. He groaned faintly, and closed his eyes once more.

Silhouette
March 30th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Denx was following Jade slowly. He heard Clove saying something to the Smeargle morph known as Victor. He sat down opposite of Clove, peeling off some dry, leftover String Shot. At least the first mission was complete.. for the most part.

"I hope the next few missions aren't going to be nearly as bad.." Denx voice trailed off. He rubbed his shoulder, which was damp with slowly drying blood. He had to rip off the layer of blood along with the string. That string had made a mess out of him.

Clove was issuing some medical attention from base. Denx lyed back, putting his hands behind his back to support him.

"I think I need a shower," he said to no one in particular, still peeling off the string.

Scarlet Weather
March 30th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Travis couldn't help giggling as Clove chewed Brad out over the phone. During his stint with the PLF Travis had encountered the rogue Charizard morph more than a few times, and every time he'd met him the oversized half-dragon had proceeded to complete every mission in his own particular style: namely, going berserk and taking out every opponent he could with him. Knowing Brad, the critical injuries were probably because he had decided to break straight through the remaining guards as opposed to circumventing them and going for Brock directly. And if Travis knew Brad at all, he could bet that any complaints Clove had about not following orders were falling on deaf ears. He thought about interrupting Clove to tell him to save his breath, but decided that it would be more fun to just let the situation resolve itself. With any luck, it would turn into another oppurtunity for Travis to tease Clove again.

It was only when Clove mentioned the next destination as "Vermillion" that Travis's bravado abruptly vanished. Just hearing the city's name caused his hands to clench into fists as treacherous tears threatened to form behind his eyelids as memories flowed through him. The laughter of an insane leader as his soldiers herded up the populace, parading them around like captives in the streets of Rome... the cold feeling of manacles on his wrists... shouting and explosions as he leaped from the top of a platform where he was to be executed along with the other members of the underground press society... the frenzied look in Surge's eyes as he spotted Travis in the crowd... and most poignantly, a massive bolt of electricity arcing through the air and striking a Smeargle, who dropped to the ground and began convulsing in pain as the attack's sheer amperage caused a cardiac arrest. As the memories dissipated, Travis looked down at his hands and grimaced. His nails, which were slightly longer than most though nowhere near claws, had dug into his palms and drawn blood. He quickly reached into his pocket, popping his last remaining Oran Berry before stuffing it into his mouth before Clove could notice, and marveled at the speed in which the wounds closed up. Not quite as fast as it would have been for a pure Pokemon, but still quite fast. It was then that Clove requested for Travis to join the strike force, before closing off communication.

Travis's face was grim as he listened to Clove's instructions. "Clove..." he began, before stopping suddenly to shake his head and starting again, "You do realize that if we encounter Surge in Vermillion, I have to kill him, right? It's the only way I'll ever be sure that Andre can rest in peace, and-" he stopped short. "Wait. I don't think I've told you this story yet, have I? Never mind, then. I'll tell you more about it on the way out. For now..." his grin slowly returned as he faced the building's window, "I guess I have a certain idiot Charizard I have to save. Knowing him, he probably thought he had to take out everyone in the building... he really doesn't understand the concept of 'less is more'. Now try not to get yourself critically injured, it won't look good if I keep having to save my commanding officer," he teased. "Now if you'll excuse me..." with that, Travis pounded towards the gym, taking aim at one of the windows. With a roar, he pounded one foot as hard as he could on the ground, propelling himself into the air, before streaking downward towards his target. "Eat Smeargle foot, Gym-boy!"

CRASH!

The window shattered and Travis, not encountering any form of resistance, went sailing through the room until he slammed face-first into the wall. "Gah- my nose..." he muttered, pulling himself off. After dusting himself off and making sure that he hadn't broken anything, the Smeargle morph walked over to the largest thing in the room besides the column of solidified lava that had pinioned Brock to the ceiling- an unconscious Charizard morph who looked like he had just gone three rounds in a cage with a few Rhyperiors. No doubt he had broken quite a few ribs, and one of his wings was hanging in a decidedly odd position. "Omega... you really can't help yourself, can you? Always needing me to come with a medic squad and patch you up. You really need to stop being so reckless, yah?" Travis chided the morph, oblivious to his state of consciousness. Surveying the rest of the room, he looked at the other remaining morphs. "And you guys are the rest of the team, right? Nice to see ya. Don't worry, medics are on their way. Just be glad that I happened to be free to head up the relief team, or you'd all be sittin' around here gaspin' about- kyaaaa!" Travis was cut off abruptly as a large chunk of Stealth Rock, finally alerted to his presence, came hurtling down towards him and obliterated the section of floor he'd been standing on only moments ago. Glaring at Brock, he pointed at him. "You, my rock-covered friend, need to take a chill pill. Relax. Don't get so... tense." As he spoke, orange dust fluttered from the end of his waving tail towards Brock. The Golem morph tried to speak, but accidently allowed some of the dust to enter his mouth and was forced to cough as hard as he could to expel it before it entered his lungs. Within moments, the Stun Spore had taken effect and Brock was immobilized. With one threat dealt with, Travis knelt before Omega before removing another diamond-shaped capsule from his belt and pouring it down his mouth. "I think you and I need to have a serious chat about getting yourself killed," Travis commented as two or three other medics entered the room and began seeing to the other downed morphs.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 30th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Mandi blinked as a certain Charizard came in, and somehow easily pinned Brock to the wall with a combinations of its attacks.

"...Well, that was easier then I thought." Shrugging her shoulders simply, she sat down next to Alice, waiting for the medic team to come and retrieve them.

"Perhaps, that battle was a bit too easy." Looking upwards, to where the attack had pushed Brock up into.

"Gragh, let me down from here! I swear, I will kill you all once I'm free!"

Rolling her eyes simply, she glared the Brock, sending a weak Focus Blast at his face.

"Hush up, or do you want to die here? The others may be asleep, but you're tied down right now, and I'm more then capable to kill you with a single charged up Focus Blast. Even a Rhyperior will sleep from a super effective attack aimed extremely close to its eyes."

Ignoring Brock after her speech, she turned her head towards the injured Charizard that had easily restrained Brock.

"He may be powerful, but he's reckless, which may lead to problems later."

Teleporting over to the Charizard, Mandi peered down at him, staring at the injuries stricken across his body.

"I'll go ahead and assume you're Omega. If you can hear me respond with a grunt, or something."

Mandi received no response. Shaking her head she returned back to Alice, placing a hand on her shoulder, and teleporting back to Omega.

"These two need medical help as soon as possible. Where are the others?"Her left eye twitched as she suddenly remembered about Victor and Reid.

"Those two, where are they? The battle's over, yet they haven't surfaced." Getting up quickly, walking towards the manhole, she looked down at it they went through minutes ago.

"...Hey! Are you two down there?! Get your bu-!"

CRASH!

The window shattered and a morph, came in through the now shattered window of the gym, accidently crashing into a wall."Gah- my nose..."

"Ahem, and hello to you too."Mandi was trying to keep in her laughter as the Smeargle-morph pulled himself from the wall. She started laughing nervously as the morph walked straight to Omega, making it seem like he had ignored Mandi for a moment.

"Omega... you really can't help yourself, can you? Always needing me to come with a medic squad and patch you up. You really need to stop being so reckless, yah? And you guys are the rest of the team, right? Nice to see ya. Don't worry, medics are on their way. Just be glad that I happened to be free to head up the relief team, or you'd all be sittin' around here gaspin' about- kyaaaa!" The morph was cut off short, as a remaining piece of Stealth Rock came in, nearly striking him down.

"You, my rock-covered friend, need to take a chill pill. Relax. Don't get so... tense."

Mandi practically sweat-dropped at the comment, for an odd reason, it made her feel uncomfortable. As medics came streaming in, one of them came rushing towards her, to treat her wounds.

"Focus on the other two first, their injuries need more attention." She said gently, looking towards Alice and Omega.

Brad
March 30th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Brad suddenly awoke, and saw Travis.
"Hmm.. so you're here. Well, this time, I din't try to kill everyone. I just crashed in after being hit by some Flygons, got some spikes pumped into me, and then, after Brock nearly killed me with a Rock Slide, I grafted him to the ceiling. I didn't go all cataclysm, I actually saw the others, Travis. So don't even try to nag me about getting myself killed. Oh, and I thank you. If you hadn't come, I might have died. Yeah. Well, now that that is over, I'm going back to get yelled at by Clove. See ya. Attend to the others." Brad said calmly. He then flew away, and landed where Clove was. Brad was expecting an earful, but he din't care. He knew he had disobeyed, and unfortunately, his attempt to go back to Command failed.
"Hi, Clove. Well, I'm here for the angry rant. This time though, I didn't endanger anyone on the team. I was injured when I walked in, and he hit me with a Rock Slide. I tricked him and grafted him to the wall. So there. I din't cause a huge gigantic firestorm. Ya happy? No. I know you're not. So, what's the topic of today's rant, Clove?" Brad mocked bitingly. Brad was not one to talk often, and Clove hopefully knew that by then. That, Brad hoped, only added to the biting tone of his mockery.

Kansas
March 30th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Clove lay on the ground, flipping through the multiple images on his phone which at closer inspection were different angles of Vermillion city, the team's next destination.

"Hm... so the perimeter is guarded by Magneton and Manetric morphs primarily... the zone morph and more powerful electrics are probably saved for his elite guard...After he hears of Brock's defeat he'll no doubt strengthen his defenses but it seems that the defense around Diglett Cave is weak because they can't clear them out efficiently. We'll have to move quickly to catch them off guard..." Clove said silently to himself as he flipped through the pictures over and over. He heard the footsteps of an approaching person. Giving a lazy glance from his phone he saw it was Brad, moving sluggishly towards him. Clove let out a low frustrated sigh as he lifted himself to his feet. The medics had tended to his injuries so he was feeling well. No 100%, but well. Before Clove could begin speaking, Brad immediately began his explanation.

"Hi, Clove. Well, I'm here for the angry rant. This time though, I didn't endanger anyone on the team. I was injured when I walked in, and he hit me with a Rock Slide. I tricked him and grafted him to the wall. So there. I din't cause a huge gigantic firestorm. Ya happy? No. I know you're not. So, what's the topic of today's rant, Clove?" He said, finishing with a patronizing tone.

Clove looked at him harshly. His eyes instantly narrowed in anger. Clove vanished without a hint of warning and appeared beside Brad with a long spike extended to his neck. There was an obvious height difference of at least 2 heads when they were this close. The long spike reflected the sun as the clouds parted and floated through the sky.

"Don't you dare talk down to me. I've worked too hard to be treated like dirt by some overgrown freak. I don't care what you do with the PLF, but as long as you're on this team you'll my commands. You're reckless and I wont have these missions compromised because of some rogue idiot, you understand me? And just let it be known...this isn't a bluff. You stray too far off the brick road, this spike will make sure you don't find you're way back. And yes, that IS a threat." Clove said harshly, retracting the green spike inside of his forearm. "I don't want to hear any back talk. The next mission is going to be the liberation of Vermillion. It wont be a cake walk. With your wings, the electric morphs that populate the area have an advantage over you. For your own well being and the overall success of this mission, go get yourself looked at by a medic while we have them here. I need you at your best, we'll be leaving in the morning through the caves."

Clove walked away without listening for a reply from Brad. He absolutely hated any actions that would endanger the mission and even moreso hated to reprimand people. But it was just in his nature to make sure that the entire team was doing well, even Brad. Although he knew that Brad wouldn't understand, maybe Travis would explain, since he was the only one who really knew Clove's personality out of the new recruits.

Assuming the rest of the team was finished with getting their injuries dealt with, he sent a message to the other members of the team with his phone.

Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out.

Clove gently tapped 'send' as he walked towards the cave. There was quite a bit of time before the estimated meeting time but he assumed that the team needed some time to themselves before the next mission started. He arrived at the cave, taking rest underneath a large tree and propping himself against it, letting a heavy sigh. The gentle rustle of the plant life around him was comforting as he waited until the evening for his team to arrive.

billie_lightning
March 31st, 2008, 04:08 PM
Now that Denx was being taken care of, Jade found herself rather useless. The medics shoved her out of the way, looking surprised at the feel of her tough exterior, and she decided to find Clove. Surprisingly, she didn't need to look long.

&quot;Don't you dare talk down to me. I've worked too hard to be treated like dirt by some overgrown freak. I don't care what you do with the PLF, but as long as you're on this team you'll my commands. You're reckless and I wont have these missions compromised because of some rogue idiot, you understand me? And just let it be known...this isn't a bluff. You stray too far off the brick road, this spike will make sure you don't find you're way back. And yes, that IS a threat&quot; Clove said harshly, retracting the green spike inside of his forearm. &quot;I don't want to hear any back talk. The next mission is going to be the liberation of Vermillion. It wont be a cake walk. With your wings, the electric morphs that populate the area have an advantage over you. For your own well being and the overall success of this mission, go get yourself looked at by a medic while we have them here. I need you at your best, we'll be leaving in the morning through the caves.&quot;

Vermillion? Jade couldn't help but smile at the mention of the town. Yeah, Pewter had been difficult; rock against rock was no walk in the park. But electric against rock? Her confident smirk made an appearance on her face.

Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out.

Jade looked up at the sun as the clouds let it show momentarily; she took this as a good omen. What would she do until the team met? The medics wouldn't let her anywhere near Denx, the closest to a friend she had made thus far, and she wasn't sure how to approach the others. Clove began to walk off towards Diglett Cave, Might as well make friends with the leader...

She made it to the tree he was leaned against and wasn't sure where to go from there. &quot;Uh, may I join you? I'm socially retarded&quot;

OOC: If anyone is offended by the word 'retarded' please tell me. I'll change me wording =)

Brad
March 31st, 2008, 04:17 PM
Clove, as Brad had expected put a spike to his neck, and yelled at him. As Clove walked away, Brad had thoughts.
"Heh. Just what I expected to get. This is going great- commander pissed at me, team mistrusting of me. Before long, I'll get reassigned! Hurray! No more stupid team! I'll be alone, solo, in solitude, oh joy!" Brad gleefully thought.

He went over to the medics. They looked at his wounds, and gave him a few more potions and elixirs. By the end of it, Brad was at full strength again. He immediately went to the Pewter liquor store, and pilfered a few kegs, and bottles. Since he was a Charizard, he could make oil from his oil glands. When Brad was morphed, his outside remained mostly humanoid, but he gained more Charizard inside functions. He planned to make bombs to drop on Vermillion. When he first joined the PLF, he learned pyrotechnics. He then got out some gunpowder. After loading up his bomb wheels, made of kegs of flammable alcohol, oil, gunpowder, and shrapnel, he put wicks in them, and metal tops. He had about ten, and his massive muscles would prove their use in this. Combined with his top-notch speed, it would be a good offensive, and one the Vermilion fortress wouldn't expect. These would prove useful in defeating aerial enemies. He radioed Clove about his idea.

"Sir. I apologize for my earlier taunting, but that is not the full purpose of this call. I have a plan. I know that the fortress is surrounded by Magnezone. If I exploit their Steel type, I can take them out. I have also made bombs, crude yes, but also effective, to drop on Vermillion's bases of military operation. The explosions won't go into civilian sections- the blast radius is too small. Anyways, if I bomb the fortress before you and the others get there, it will be easier to break in. I'll even dispatch a few land guards. The fortress can't be that well-stocked. If I can take out as many guards without injury or use of attack as possible, then our break-in will be easier. I am asking clearance to fly ahead and do this about an hour before a main sortie leaves. You can say no- I won't be surprised or insulted. This is just an idea anyways, sir. I'm just saying, it would ease our break-in. They don't know I am on the team- their info is probably from when the Pewter guards saw your group. I came in later. An aerial attack may catch them off guard. Two, I could say I was a rogue Pokemorph- my personality does fit, as you said earlier, and when you arrived, they'd be caught off guard. You decide. Good day, sir. Brad, out." Brad messaged calmly and politely. He thought that if he went ahead, then the break-in would be easier.

He still would be pretty neutral against pure Electric types, but against Steel/Electric, he had a good advantage. Brad sat up in a tree and looked at the sky. It was a beatiful shade of red and orange that night. He retracted his wings and tail. He waited for the input on his idea. He expected the worst- his taunt earlier only worsened his social status, but it was a sacrifice Brad was very willing to make. He hoped he could just fly over the tunnel- Brad preferred flight.

Trainer Kat
March 31st, 2008, 06:04 PM
Cecily had not felt well that morning. Well, that was the reason she was giving, at least. Truthfully, the blonde had overslept by twenty minutes. Not a substantial amount of time in an ordinary scenario, but for Cecily, twenty minutes was huge. In twenty minutes, Cecily could straighten her long hair. In twenty minutes, nails could be done. In twenty minutes…well…without that extra twenty minutes, one portion of Cecily’s beauty routine would be ruined. Instead, she had opted to stay in bed. It was rather irresponsible of her; she would be the first to admit it. Not to mention she would most likely receive a tongue-lashing from the leader. The thought caused her to exhale deeply.

However, she was completely ready now. Without a second glance, she exited through the doors of the Pewter City Hotel, long Pachirisu tail flowing behind her. Yet another heavy sigh escaped her lips. She was not looking forward to the scolding she’d receive. Of course, she wasn’t looking forward to finding them, either. Rather than go on a witch-hunt across Pewter for her soon-to-be comrades, Cecily made the decision, instead, to head to the outskirts of the city. After all, the group would be bound to head there, if they weren’t there already. Within minutes, she could see a small gathering of people. Of course, she doubted they were the Liberation Force—two of them were bickering back and forth. The blonde rolled her eyes.

Great, she thought sarcastically. What wonderful teamwork we have here… It was painfully obvious that these were the people she was to be meeting up with. Of course, she had pretty much figured out that the Cacturne morph that had been one of the participants in the small spat was the leader. This was it…judgment day. She had to go introduce herself to him.

What do you say here, Cecily? “Hi there, sir, I’m the girl who skipped out on the first mission because of a bad hair day”? Bad idea. Unfortunately, she was no longer able to think. At this point, she was almost directly in front of the Cacturne. Time to put on a brave face… Barely noticing the other morphs around them, Cecily extended one hand out towards the morph before her.

“I’m Cecily. Cecily von Stiehl. I assume you would be the leader. As you can see, I’m a Pachirisu morph.” At this, she lightly flicked her tail. “And, I was…ill this morning,” she quickly added.

Kansas
March 31st, 2008, 06:46 PM
Clove enjoyed his solitude more times than not, and the day was beautiful. His blissful state of consciousness was interrupted by the buzzing of his issued phone. The call was from Brad. Clove let out an annoyed sigh as he listened to Brad's proposed plan. After hearing it in its entirety, he responded with the usual mildly aggravated tone of voice. The Charizard clearly didn't understand the meaning of subtlety.

"Brad, dispose of those immediately. The whole point of traveling via cave is to retain the element of surprise. If we bomb an entire town then it will just alert the entire area to our presence. We don't need explosives compromising the mission." He finished looking up to see Jade had greeted him with a very straight forward and awkward approach, asking to sit with him.

"Sure..." he responded questionably "Have a seat...the others should be here shortly."

Before he could strike up a conversation, another morph appeared from the city's direction. She introduced herself and immediately began apologizing.

“I’m Cecily. Cecily von Stiehl. I assume you would be the leader. As you can see, I’m a Pachirisu morph...And, I was…ill this morning,”

He tipped the top of his hat up, looking at the Pachirisu morph through skeptical eyes.

"Miss Stiehl, I may be young but I'm not stupid. I've had a very long day, please don't insult my intelligence with such a bold lie. I need trust on my team and if you can't tell me the real reason for missing a mission then you should just go home right now. I'm sure the freedom of the world we live in would outweigh a little cold that you apparently got over in the course of one afternoon." He said with a very cold tone. He didn't really take kindly to excuses, especially poor ones.

"I'm going to scout part of the cave, take this time to introduce yourself to the other team members, theres one right here for you." He instructed the new arrival, pointing at Jade. With that, he stood up, leaving the two girls to do whatever they wished with the time he gave them. The presence of too many women was a bit much for Clove after having spent so much time in the Celadon Gym with the many female trainers it housed. "I'm going to scout the cave entrance...Please send Travis my way if you see him. I need to have a word with him about the next mission. Cecily, feel free to broadcast your arrival to the other squad members via your issued phone."

He then walked away through the trees heading towards the mouth of the cave, inspecting the area for any suspicious activities that could impede their morning attack.

Fuyuko the Rampant
March 31st, 2008, 07:07 PM
Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out.

Sighing gently, as she saw Alice being carried off by four medics for treatment. "Travis...Travis? Could that be the Smeargle morph at first?" Shaking her head clear of any thoughts, she walked out of the gym towards a lone tree. Jumping up onto a branch, Mandi sat herself down.

"Are all the gym leaders going to be this tough? We didn't even beat Brock, all we could do was restrain him. Brock was only a taste of what was to come, he was the first gym leader for most trainers, which means he was most likely the easiest to defeat."

Groaning to herself as she stated the most obvious facts, she began to think more clearly.

"Gragh, what am I thinking! We have experienced morphs on our team. Alice, Travis and Clove, they each have their own abilities, they can lead us, we can do this, we can definitely do this!"

She began drifting off to sleep, having a terrible nightmare. Not exactly on her own, but rather by a devious little Pokemon hiding a distance away.

"Haun, haunter!" The ghost typed Pokemon chided joyously, eating the dreams of Mandi's, and replacing them with horrible dreams of her friend; Anise.

"Mandi, hurry up, you're going to be left behind!"

"Anise, Come on! You know you're faster then I am!"

As Mandi reached the clearing where Anise awaited, she saw something different, something horrific in her perspective. Her eyes widened, as her mouth hung agape, she quickly hid behind a tree, allowing one of her eyes to keep watching the scene before her. A group of Alakazam's had approached Anise, grabbing a hold of her arms, as another pulled out a vial of something purple. Forcing her mouth open, it corked open the vial, shoving the liquid down her throat. After Anise was knocked out, they used their psychic energies to teleport away.

Mandi opened her eyes quickly, sweat running down her forehead, for the fourth time today. She shook it off, and climbed down the tree, deciding to see the damage that had been done during their mission.

Trainer Kat
March 31st, 2008, 07:24 PM
"Miss Stiehl, I may be young but I'm not stupid. I've had a very long day, please don't insult my intelligence with such a bold lie. I need trust on my team and if you can't tell me the real reason for missing a mission then you should just go home right now. I'm sure the freedom of the world we live in would outweigh a little cold that you apparently got over in the course of one afternoon."

This statement caused Cecily to cross her arms, a look of dissatisfaction painted across her face. The defiant look dissipated quickly. He was her leader, after all. And as much as she hated to be bossed around, if allowing him to do so brought her closer to Volkner, so be it. She had expected a reaction similar to this, anyway. A sigh escaped her lips. What was it, the third sigh within the hour? She had lost track.

"I slept in," she confessed. Surprise, surprise, Clove had dragged the truth out of her simply by showing her he wasn't about to put up with her crap. Something about the Cacturne morph intimidated Cecily, and she wasn't about to get on his bad side in exchange for perfect hair. "I'm sorry, it won't happen again."

"I'm going to scout part of the cave, take this time to introduce yourself to the other team members, theres one right here for you." Cecily glanced behind Clove. A female morph had apparently been conversing with the team leader, whether because she was friendly or because she wanted a little bit of preferential treatment, the blonde hadn't a clue. All she knew for certain was that she was not gonna get chummy with a girl.

"I'm going to scout the cave entrance...Please send Travis my way if you see him. I need to have a word with him about the next mission. Cecily, feel free to broadcast your arrival to the other squad members via your issued phone." Cecily gave the Cacturne a sharp nod.

"Rightio, sir!" At this, she brought her hand up into a salute. As he walked away, she glanced at her hand, bringing it back down to her side. "Why did I just do that..." she mumbled to herself, shaking her head ever so slightly. What was it he had said about the phone? She should contact the others and inform them of her arrival? Bringing out the phone she had been issued, Cecily brought it up to her face.

"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!

Before snapping the phone shut, the Pachirisu morph added a cute giggle to the end of her transmission. At that, she gave the female morph one final glance over her shoulder, as if rethinking her decision not to speak to the morph. Apparently, she held firm, as no words were uttered to the Tyranitar.

Brad
April 1st, 2008, 09:19 AM
Clove responded. He said that it would ruin the element of surprise. Oh well. Brad just buried the bombs in the cave wall. Suddenly, a phone call rang out. He sat up in the tree.
"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!"
Brad was annoyed. Normally Clove would announce it. He bet it was a cute Pokemon, due to the girly tone the new morph used. Like a Pachirisu...

Brad once again lay in the tree. Clouds had obstructed the sunset. A quick Heat Wave dissipated them. The tree felt comfortable- it was definitely old. Above him was a canopy of green leaves, and the trunk was white, and thick. He waited for the team to arrive, but he'd have to hide in the shadows before then.

Naito
April 1st, 2008, 12:34 PM
Awakening from the blood loss, Amy had found herself in an infirmary. A bitter taste was in her mouth, most likely from whatever pill or medicine was used to heal her. She had sat up, looking at her surroundings. A medic was nearby, tending to her wounds, and there were others, tending to more serious damages of the other morphs that ended up harmed. Shortly afterwards, Amy cringed a bit.

"Um... You shouldn't get up so fast," the medic nearby told her. The wound on her chest hurt still, even after it has been patched up.

"Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out."

"Don't worry, I'll be alright." Amy told the medic, putting on a slight smile before getting up off of the floor. Apparently Brock had already been killed (at least she hoped), and this was the safest place to use as an infirmary. By the time she had gotten a few feet out of the gym, despite any protests the medic that tended to her had attempted, the mobile phone sent off another message.

"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!"

"So there's two extra morphs... That's good to know. Besides, with the extra time Clove gave us, chances are we could get to know each other." Amy thought as she started to head towards where she thought Diglett Cave was. Actually, it's between Pewter and Viridian Forest, where she had been last. Thus, she didn't forget it's position so easily. Starting to change her pace into that of a jogger's, Amy began to proceed to the cavern's entrance.

Silhouette
April 1st, 2008, 03:38 PM
The medics were treating Denx like a baby. They offered him food, water, and bandages, etc. He needed to get away from all the hustle and bustle. He decided to follow Clove after he was out of view. He got up when no medics were looking, stole a few bandages and snacks and stuffed them in his pocket, and swiftly walked to the meeting point of the Team. He then proceeded to open up a pack of mini-donuts, and stuffed them in his mouth.

He saw Clove standing there, huffing something to the gigantic Charizard morph. Denx saw the morph and started to choke. He wheezed, and it came out of his throat, finally. He planned on making a quiet approach, but had failed.. miserably. He walked up to Clove, and stared at Omega.

"Uh.. hey, Br--Omega.." he said, cautiously to Omega. He stuffed the last of the donuts in his mouth, and faced Clove.

"So, we head to Vermilion, huh? Are we skipping Cerulean, and going back later or something?" he questioned.

Scarlet Weather
April 1st, 2008, 05:27 PM
Travis glared at Brad as he left via the window, apparently forgetting about his remaining injuries. "Idiot! Even with a Max Revive, you're not going to be full operational for another week!" He yelled at his impulsive colleague. Really, that Charizard was way too impulsive. Not that Travis didn't have a similar problem with following orders if they conflicted with his overall goals, but this Brad guy seemed to be one who did it just for the sake of being his own boss. Still, Travis knew that somewhere in that oversized, scaly dragon head of his there had to be some sort of reason for acting all superior. In the meantime, it seemed as if he had some free time between this mission and the next. He considered what to do, before making his decision. He'd probably better talk to Clove first- after all, it had been a bit since the two had seen each other last, and he was anxious to catch up on what had been happening in his spiny friend's personal life. Besides, talking with Clove would probably help him with his ultimate goal. Without meaning to, Travis allowed his memories to whisk him back to a treasured moment. For five minutes he saw himself standing beside a river, flipping through a legal pad as his Smeargle sat beside him. This Travis was slightly different. He lacked the white fur that the current Travis had gone to such great lengths to disguise, and therefore felt comfortable walking around in a T-Shirt and shorts. His feet were completely bare, since they lacked the stubby claws and odd shape of Travis's current paws. Most strikingly, his long, paint-tipped tail was absent and his hair was no longer shockingly white, instead being a deep, rich brown. Beside him sat his partner, a Smeargle, who gazed with rapt attention at the river in front of them before turning to a canvas on the ground beside him every so often and dabbing it with the end of his tail, slowly recreating the scene in front of him. Travis smiled. They were good memories. But then came the scenes he didn't want to remember, the ones that made him wake up screaming at night. Bolts of thunder striking Andre... him convulsing on the ground... a scream, probably Travis, but he wasn't sure... and the laughter of a cruel tyrant. His eyes narrowed with rage, Travis kicked out as hard as he could, suceeding in damaging part of the wall.

"Kid."

It was a rocky voice, and Travis instantly knew who it was. He turned slowly to face Brock, who was still staring at him from the column of rock he was trapped in. "Stun spore wore off already? I'm impressed," Travis admitted.

"I'm resistant. I've been hit with it more times then I can count, and I think I've built up some immunity at this point," the Golem-morph admitted.

Travis grinned slightly, ready for the oppurtunity to begin conversation. "So, why aren't you trying to kill me then?"

"What would be the point?" Brock responded. "If I kill you, I won't be any less trapped."

"Clever," Travis conceded. "But someone like you... I'd think you would try for the kill anyway. One less enemy for your regime."

Brock shook his head, and then, to the utter surprise of Travis, continued. "You're wrong about why we did this. I can't speak for the others, but I joined this because I happened to be privy to some information about the government of our country. It was weakening. The bureaucrats were taking away land and money from the people, and the country was slowly but surely going to seed. People didn't realize it, but the taxes were gradually getting higher and higher. The economy was about to go bust. I realized that if I didn't do something, we would have had hysteria. A riot in the streets. In the worst-case scenario, the country could have been taken over completely. I didn't want to let that happen, so I decided to take power. By force if necessary. My goal was to create a utopia in which nobody would go hungry. Surely you can understand that? I only took this form to help people. It was necessary to use force to overcome all. Please, understand." Travis turned and started in surprise. Seeing this reaction, Brock continued. "You could help us, you know. You and your friends have power, talent. We need more people willing to help. I understand Whitney in Johto could use someone with your talents-"

"Shut up."

Brock stared. Travis had seemed like the type of kid who would play around before, but this face... it was like staring into the eyes of a wild beast. Travis spat on the floor in front of Brock's feet before continuing. "You have no idea what you're talking about. You say you wanted to create a 'utopia', right? Well, the word utopia means nowhere anyway. You've been trying to create something that cannot exist. As long as humanity remains, utopia is impossible. And as for saving people, you have no idea what you've done." The anger in Travis's voice continued to mount, and he fixed Brock with a frenzied stare as he continued. "In the name of this nowhere-land you're trying to create, my people were enslaved, my home was burnt, and my best friend was killed. In order to return things to the way they were, I've sacrificed humanity. Honestly, when everything is over do you think I'll even be accepted by the people I'm working to save? My dreams, my life..." he paused, and a tear rolled down his face, "The person who meant the most to me. You took them all. All I have left is the ability to fight. So I'll keep fighting you until the last drop of blood spills from my body. And when I can, I will kill you." He stopped abruptly, then finished. "It's no good wasting words on you. You've never watched your best friend die in front of you. You haven't held him to your chest as his life ebbed away. Never seen your world crumble into pieces. You say that you did this to save people. Well then, explain why the only thing you've given to me is heartache." He turned to leave via the window, when Brock's voice stopped him. "What?" he snapped.

"Kid," Brock was breathing heavily, "I'm not going to live much longer. From the moment that dragon-kid trapped me completely, I've been building power. I meant to take him out with me."

Travis stared at the trapped leader. "You mean..." he gasped.

"Bingo." Brock's voice was growing fainter. "I'm too far to cancel the attack now, but I can hold it off for another minute or two. Listen closely: There's a box in the back of the room. Take it, and give what's inside it to your leader. And kid?" his face paled, "Hurry."

Travis began to follow the leader's orders, then stopped. "Why are you doing this?"

"Because you defeated a gym leader," Brock replied. "And as a leader, it's my duty to confer something on you. Now go!" He began hacking as a strange glow started to surround his body.

Travis wasted no time. He raced to the back of the room, grabbed the box, and ran to the window. "Everyone! Get the hell out! He's gonna blow!" he shouted. Then he was out the window.

Brock closed his eyes for the last time. "Good luck, kid..." he murmured. "You'll need it..."

For a moment, the gym leader of Pewter was himself again. The man that had been trusted by many, and respected by all. But that moment was cut short when...

Self-Destruct

There was a flash, rocks flew about, and Brock of Pewter City was no more.

Travis walked up to Clove slowly, holding a small, wooden box in his hand. "Brock's dead," he said flatly. "He committed suicide. Self-Destructed and blew away most of his internal organs." He opened the box, and tossed a small, grey object to the ground in front of Clove's feet. "He told me to give you this," he stated.

The object winked from the soil. The Pewter City boulderbadge.

Dusting himself off, Travis glanced around at the others. "There's a few more things in the box, papers and such, but they're all in code. We'll need to send them in to headquarters to see if they can crack it. In the meantime, looks like we've got another mission. So, what's the plan for Vermillion?"

Silhouette
April 2nd, 2008, 02:46 PM
Denx was about to follow Clove to the entrance of Diglett Cave, when he saw a bright light showing behind him, followed a huge explosion. This made Denx jump so high, he thought he hit his head on a tree branch from above. He loooked back to see a pile of rubble where the gym once stood. Everything else around it was charred black, if there even was anything around it.. He continued on his way to follow Clove.

He felt awkward, following Clove everywhere, but he had nothing else to do. He just made his way, watching where he stepped, and pretending not to know Clove was in front of him. Of course, Clove was still around 20 meters ahead of him, so he wasn't exactly trailing him.. just sort of going where he was.

When they reached the cave entrance, Denx took a look inside, with Clove still at the entrance. It was pretty decently lit, but he was more afraid of Clove getting mad at him for looking than what little darkness there was, so he stepped out, waiting for the rest of the team.


"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!"

After his phone buzzed, and he checked the message displayed on the screen, he decided to explore his phone some more. So he kept it out, playing with the donut wrapper in his other hand.

Jim
April 3rd, 2008, 08:48 AM
The pain was quite subtle compared to what was expected. While it was true a Golem could harness Flamethrower to ward of enemy Grass-types, their incredible physical attack and defense gave them low offense when it comes to a special type move. No sooner had Alice collided with the wall had Mandi leapt into action. After a short match of tongues, Brock started to power up another Flamethrower attack, at both of the fighters; usually fast on her feet, Alice prepared to jump out of the way of the ensuing river of flames. Mandi however had other things in mind, she shot towards Alice, colliding with something on the way, and grabbed her arm. Suddenly the room started to spin, the Ambipom morph grasped Mandi's arm with three of her own. The sickening, spinning sensation of the move 'Teleport' were new to Alice. She could feel her body instantaneously being hurled a safe distance from the enraged Gym Leader. As the two emerged, Alice managed to regain her bearings and had to physically stop herself from throwing up.

"Gah, that was close, if I came in a second later, we might not of made it out of there."

“Ugh... thanks, you're a great asst to this team... just... never do that to me again,” Alice stuttered.

"Damn, where are Reid and Victor? They should of been up here attacking a long time ago, they better get up here soon, or else I will chew them out later.

“Reid and Victor! What happened to them?! They've put this whole mission in jeopardy. I'll be issuing a formal complaint to the PLF. That's if their negligence doesn't cause death on our part.”

Mandi smiled and teleported away from Alice in an obvious bid to distract the Gym Leader. Alice took this time to charge up a Water Pulse. As usual her two Ambipom hands started to glow a healthy pale blue. Instead of firing the attack she placed the hands on the burns of her body. Hey were mostly superficial but it could prevent future problems. The soothing and cold touch of her own embrace helped exponentially. Due to numbness, she couldn't feel the burns too much anymore, if at all. She smiled as she regained her battle stance and powered up a focus punch. Suddenly Brock turned to the entrance of the Gym. Standing there was 'Omega', the Charizard morph.

“Great. We need some brawn in here,” Alice thought to herself as she sized up the overpowered Charizard morph. If anything he was like something a child would imagine, he was too powerful to be thought up by anyone over the age of nine; or that was Alice's impression.

“Omega, I want you to-” Suddenly a large pile of rocks came crashing down on top of him. He started to cockily wail before using a Heatwave to melt a tunnel in the rocky tomb. What happened next was ridiculous. Alice didn't even know what had happened, but Brock had somehow been 'welded' to the roof of the Gym. “WHAT?...” Omega was known for his recklessness and has made many a mission end in dire consequences, just to let everyone know he was some sort of rebel. Alice had to restrain herself from unleashing the Focus Punches she had charged up moments ago on the overgrown Charizard morph. He gave Clove a small speech via PLF-Phone and then collapsed.

CRASH!

Suddenly a nearby window shattered. A figure came hurdling through the window and smashed, face-first, into the reinforced stone wall. He grunted something related to the collision before standing up and surveying the room.

“Travis the Smeargle Morph,” Alice reminded herself. Being one of the most 'up and coming' strategists and ex-secretary to a PLF executive, she had met him once before, however they never actually spoke as far as she could recall. Travis tended to both Brock and Omega, in different ways of course. During which time, he paralyzed Brock with a Stun Spore after receiving a Stealth Rock to the face. Alice was seen to by a couple of medics. After applying a burn heal and a quick checkup of injuries prior to the burn, Alice was given the all clear and she walked over to the door of the Gym. As much as she would like to introduce herself and talk to Travis, he, as far as she knew, was not part of the team and therefore her top priority would be delivering some sort of report to Clove. He probably knew the majority of the situation from Travis and Omega, but there was a few little details that they weren't around for. Like Victor and Reid's disappearance and what transpired in the sewer and the battle. Of course she first had to locate him.

“Phone! I forgot, I turned it off when we were nearing Brock! Alice rummaged around her pocket and retrieved what she was looking for. After switching it on she received a pop up saying; “2 new messages.” The first one wasn't that important anymore, it was a bit late for it to matter.

“Two members have arrived for back-up: Omega, whom you may be familiar with, and another one, a Smeargle morph known as Travis. Good Luck.”

The second however seemed quite recent and extremely important.

“Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out.”

Alice was quite pleased with the new addition. She'd always admired his work for the PLF and looked forward to working with him. Just as she was about to turn the phone off and head towards Diglett Cave she received a very well timed message.

"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!”

Her eyes widened at the new development. Cecily von Stiehl was, in her eyes, an extremely nasty girl who Alice had run into many times, making for unhappy memories. She'd never heard she became a morph though. Alice stowed the phone in her pocket and pressed on south. She had a lot to discuss with Clove and had to introduce herself to Travis. Not to mention the Tyranitar girl she said she'd 'keep an eye on'. Denx intrigued her equally as much. She felt Amy would be a valuable asset with her move; “Wish” and needed to thank Mandi properly. The only three people she hoped she wouldn't meet are Reid and Victor who, by the looks of things, could've run off into the sunset together anyway and Cecily.

OOC: k, that was just to summarize all that happened in my absence, so it was quite... un-important to the majority of you, if not all. But I did it anyway.

Sonichero190
April 4th, 2008, 09:23 AM
Still inside the sewers,Reid was in deep meditation,strong aura engulfing him,he thought before he would fight with Brock,he would put himself to full power...except with one problem,he missed the whole fight.

“Two members have arrived for back-up: Omega, whom you may be familiar with, and another one, a Smeargle morph known as Travis. Good Luck.”

“Travis will be joining the team from now on. The next sortie will be explained tonight in person. You all have free time until 1800 hours sharp. We will meet in front of the cavern formerly known as Diglett Cave. From there you will be briefed on our next mission. Clove, out.”

"Liberation Force, this is Cecily von Stiehl, reporting my arrival. I will be joining you on the upcoming missions. Betcha can't wait to see what Pokémon I'm fused with! Cecily, out!”

Reid's eyes snapped open at the new messages with fustration on his face,his Aura become a tinge of red, and knew what this mean't. If they are already talking about the next mission, he probably has missed a whole battle, even worse, he knew he would recieve punishment for not being in the heat of battle,he stormed off out of the sewer and back to Pewter City, then started heading towards Mt.Moon, knowing he would soon be leaving his home, he wanted to clear his mind for a little while...

(At Mt.Moon)


Reid sighed,trying to get rid of his anger, he still had much power from meditation,and conealed for another fight. He started to wonder what the newcomers on the team are like...and hoped that he wasn't treated badly for not being in the heat of bttle,he soon got up and walked to the former cavern that was once home to many Digletts,

Kansas
April 6th, 2008, 11:45 AM
ooc: kay lets get back on track here!

Clove stood staring at the badge in the dirt near his feet. He didn't know what to say about Brock's token of defeat, but it was at least a positive sign that there was SOME shred of humanity left within them. He crouched down, looking at the shimmering gray badge and picked it up, holding it to the sun so it reflected off its flat surfaces. He grinned to himself and slipped it into his front pocket. Dusting his hands off, he stood facing Travis and the others. He looked at his phone, checking the time. 17:58.

"Well... I think everyones gathered around now. Brad. Come out of that tree, i want you all to hear this crystal clear." He said as he walked to the center of the group, aiming his voice towards the trees to get the large morph's attention.

The sun was finally wittering away behind the mountains in the distance, leaving a dark musty shade to the area.

"So this is the plan, team. This is the underground route formally known as diglett cave. This end is still open because of a small mining operation that had begun roughly 2 years ago. The end in Vermillion, for obvious reasons, has been sealed tight. The electric morphs couldn't tame the Digletts that live in this cave due to their immunity, so the cave was sealed tight. Because of this, intelligence has shown that the former exit is completely un monitored. This is our opportunity to mount a surprise attack." Clove paused briefly, inspecting the team's faces, making sure they were still listening.

"Surge and the other leaders are no doubt expecting us to follow through mt. Moon and go to Misty's base in Cerulean, after recording information about our battling capabilities and seeing the Solar Beam. We'll do just the opposite. We're going to attack quickly and un noticed. We'll go through this cave where we'll have to dig our way out of the tunnel and straight into the heart of Vermillion. From there we'll proceed with the assault on the gym with little to no front line effort. I apologize for the timing, but there will be minimal time to rest tonight. We'll be going through the tunnel and resting for 2 hours. Our predicted arrival time at the tunnel's end is 22:30. We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging. The rock removal should take roughly one hour so the attack will be starting in the dead of night. Brad we'll be counting on your tail flame for illumination in the tunnel and also you, Denx and Cecily for any light your electricity can provide. The digging crew will consist of Mandi and her physic abilities plus Jade and Brad since they are our heavier contributions to the team. More orders will follow of course during the course of the battle. Please be prepared. Do you all understand your tasks?"

Clove finished his briefing, looking around at the team who seemed less than in top form for the next mission. They were all tired, including Clove. It was definitely going to be a tough battle considering Surge is exponentially more powerful than Brock.

"Also... please keep this in mind while fighting tonight. Surge's electricity voltage can break rock and may inflict deep paralysis. Stay away from water. Just... be careful everyone." He finished looking towards Travis with a solemn face. Clove already knew the story of why Travis was with the PLF. "Travis... don't do anything stupid out there tonight. Without sunlight, i wont be able to help you out much..."

Clove walked towards the the cave entrance and stood beside it, ushering the team into the cave. The lack of sunlight would definitely be a problem for him, but the darkness of the night would improve his faint attack abilities, he would have to stick to close range. He looked down into the darkness of the cave and back to the team once more.

"Well... PLF, lets move out."

Sonichero190
April 6th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Soon Reid was in the area...just getting there soon enough to hear Clove's speech from a few feet away.

"Well... I think everyones gathered around now. Brad. Come out of that tree, i want you all to hear this crystal clear."

The sun was finally wittering away behind the mountains in the distance, leaving a dark musty shade to the area.

"So this is the plan, team. This is the underground route formally known as diglett cave. This end is still open because of a small mining operation that had begun roughly 2 years ago. The end in Vermillion, for obvious reasons, has been sealed tight. The electric morphs couldn't tame the Digletts that live in this cave due to their immunity, so the cave was sealed tight. Because of this, intelligence has shown that the former exit is completely un monitored. This is our opportunity to mount a surprise attack."

Reid listened, wondering what this mean't....

"Surge and the other leaders are no doubt expecting us to follow through mt. Moon and go to Misty's base in Cerulean, after recording information about our battling capabilities and seeing the Solar Beam. We'll do just the opposite. We're going to attack quickly and un noticed. We'll go through this cave where we'll have to dig our way out of the tunnel and straight into the heart of Vermillion. From there we'll proceed with the assault on the gym with little to no front line effort. I apologize for the timing, but there will be minimal time to rest tonight. We'll be going through the tunnel and resting for 2 hours. Our predicted arrival time at the tunnel's end is 22:30. We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging. The rock removal should take roughly one hour so the attack will be starting in the dead of night. Brad we'll be counting on your tail flame for illumination in the tunnel and also you, Denx and Cecily for any light your electricity can provide. The digging crew will consist of Mandi and her physic abilities plus Jade and Brad since they are our heavier contributions to the team. More orders will follow of course during the course of the battle. Please be prepared. Do you all understand your tasks?"

Reid gaped, he was just at Mt.Moon...does that mean he could've been ambushed or followed again? He turned around to see if he was followed..looking everywhere, once he was clear, he went back to listening,

"Also... please keep this in mind while fighting tonight. Surge's electricity voltage can break rock and may inflict deep paralysis. Stay away from water. Just... be careful everyone." He finished looking towards Travis with a solemn face."Travis... don't do anything stupid out there tonight. Without sunlight, i wont be able to help you out much..."

Clove walked towards the the cave entrance and stood beside it, ushering the team into the cave.

"Well... PLF, lets move out."

Reid wondered...he was guessing that the Travis person was the Smeargle morph. He soon came out of where he was listening,and entered the cave, looking one more time outside for any followers, once he knew it was clear he walked into the cave and exposed himself to the team, but lowered his head down.

"Sor...ry fo..r n..ot be...ing in battle...."Reid tried to say, still not knowing how to fully talk in sentences.

Trainer Kat
April 6th, 2008, 12:50 PM
For the first time in her life, Cecily wasn't feigning attentiveness. Though she periodically ran her fingers through her silky blonde hair, she paid close attention to each word that escaped Clove's mouth. Despite always resisting the orders of higher-ups in the past, Cecily respected Clove. Either that, or was terrified of him. Either way, she intended on listening to him from now on. No more of this being late stuff.

"Surge and the other leaders are no doubt expecting us to follow through mt. Moon and go to Misty's base in Cerulean, after recording information about our battling capabilities and seeing the Solar Beam. We'll do just the opposite. We're going to attack quickly and un noticed. We'll go through this cave where we'll have to dig our way out of the tunnel and straight into the heart of Vermillion. From there we'll proceed with the assault on the gym with little to no front line effort. I apologize for the timing, but there will be minimal time to rest tonight. We'll be going through the tunnel and resting for 2 hours. Our predicted arrival time at the tunnel's end is 22:30. We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging. The rock removal should take roughly one hour so the attack will be starting in the dead of night. Brad we'll be counting on your tail flame for illumination in the tunnel and also you, Denx and Cecily for any light your electricity can provide. The digging crew will consist of Mandi and her physic abilities plus Jade and Brad since they are our heavier contributions to the team. More orders will follow of course during the course of the battle. Please be prepared. Do you all understand your tasks?"

"Consider the tunnel lit," Cecily said, saluting as sparks flew off her pale pink cheeks. Instantly, she felt stupid for saluting again, and she brought her arm back down to her side. No rest? Cecily had woken up a few hours ago. It wouldn't be a problem for her, though the others might not do too well, especially after the long day they'd had fighting Brock. At this, she realized she really hadn't gotten a look, let alone a good look at any of the morphs, save the Tyranitar one, and Clove. She looked around the circle, blue eyes taking in each and every morph. A Smeargle. A Vaporeon. What she saw next caused her jaw to drop in astonishment.

"Alice Robinson." The word came out calm, a statement, rather than a question. "Well, who would have thought?" Cecily sauntered over to the violet-haired girl, Pachirisu tail moving back and forth. Finally, she stopped in front of her 'victim', a rather cruel grin plastered across her face. "Let me guess. Ambipom?" She chuckled. "Oh, how fitting! Your nose is even more piggish than the last time I saw it!" She bent over, getting at eye level with the shorter girl, gliding her Pachirisu tail along her chin. "I'm surprised a high class organization like PLF would accept riffraff like yourself, but I suppose they would have to take you so as not to hurt your feelings." This sentence was followed up by her most charming grin, as she straightened her form and offered up an apologetic look to Clove.

"Don't worry, I don't let my personal vendettas get in the way of my duties. This mission will not be affected by my disdain for Alice, I can assure you that." Giving one small glance towards the Ambipom morph, she diverted her attention back to Clove. "At least, I will perform up to your standards." After all, she hadn't seen Alice for a while, perhaps her foe would be affected by their small run-in.

Silhouette
April 6th, 2008, 02:27 PM
He was starting to doze off, but then jumped to attention at the words "We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging." Denx was going to make the most of his rest time, and laid back right where he was in the clearing. He wasn't going to try and impress anyone, and was certainly not going to take this time he had off awake.

He did his best to sleep among the sass he heard from Cecily. After a short time, though, he drifted off, hoping someone would wake him up. He laughed at the thought of being left behind, which woke him up from his drifting.

He sat up, and it was dadrker than before out. Had he gotten any sleep, he wondered. No one was near him, and they were all off around the clearing, doing there own thing. He flipped open his phone, and surely, it was about one hour from when he laid back. He was oddly rejuvenated, and decided to walk around, and meet the others whom he had not previously met due to the last mission.

Naito
April 6th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Having found herself near Clove and the rest, after running from an explosion inside Brock's gym, Clove had given out commands instantly.

"So this is the plan, team. This is the underground route formally known as Diglett Cave. This end is still open because of a small mining operation that had begun roughly 2 years ago. The end in Vermillion, for obvious reasons, has been sealed tight. The electric morphs couldn't tame the Digletts that live in this cave due to their immunity, so the cave was sealed tight. Because of this, intelligence has shown that the former exit is completely un monitored. This is our opportunity to mount a surprise attack." he began, as even the large Charizard morph payed attention, shown by him responding and jumped off of the tree branch he was on.
"
Well duh, I doubt Lt. Surge would come into the mines and shock everything, thinking he'll kill one of those moles." Amy thought, though Clove finished taking a breather and continued. His speech continued on about why Lt. Surge expected the group of morphs to arrive in Cerulean first, because Misty was weaker and with Clove's Solar Beam, there would be a huge advantage.

"But still, there's the chance he had guards near Diglett Cave, if Surge isn't an idiot like most of the morphs working for the Gyms are." Amy was still paying attention, however she had a mental response to everything Clove said.

"Also... please keep this in mind while fighting tonight. Surge's electricity voltage can break rock and may inflict deep paralysis. Stay away from water. Just... be careful everyone." He finished looking towards Travis with a solemn face. Clove already knew the story of why Travis was with the PLF. "Travis... don't do anything stupid out there tonight. Without sunlight, i wont be able to help you out much..."

"That's something I known. However it's a smart reminder, that everyone should stay away unless prepared. Especially me... I don't really think I'll be able to do much if that Riachu he fused with is as dangerous as when I became a trainer... And there's the fact Travis seems to have some history with Lt. Surge, which will make this harder."

Clove turned and faced the cave, looking into it from the entrance. Turning around, he faced the fellow members of PLF.

"Well... PLF, lets move out," he said as he entered the darkness of the cave. Amy soon followed, as she wanted to get Lt. Surge done with, fast.

billie_lightning
April 6th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Jade seemed to have dozed off a bit but was rudely awakened by an enormous explosion. She stood up immediately and found the Pewter Gym in ruins. She had trained enough rock pokemon in her lifetime to know what that attack was without hesitattion.

Self Destruct

Brock had commited suicide. But why? Jade wondered to herself. Shifting so that she could take in her surroundings, she noticed a new member of the team. A Pachirisu Morph who had been giving her an ugly expression only moments before. She was very pretty, there was no doubt about that, but so was Jade. The girl was probably just turned off by her choice of Morph. Just because Jade didn't flaunt her beauty didn't mean she wasn't beautiful.

"So this is the plan, team," Clove started. Jade quickly moved her attention to their leader. So much for getting to know each other. "This is the underground route formally known as diglett cave. This end is still open because of a small mining operation that had begun roughly 2 years ago. The end in Vermillion, for obvious reasons, has been sealed tight. The electric morphs couldn't tame the Digletts that live in this cave due to their immunity, so the cave was sealed tight. Because of this, intelligence has shown that the former exit is completely un monitored. This is our opportunity to mount a surprise attack."

Jade smirked, she loved a good ol' fashioned surprise attack."Surge and the other leaders are no doubt expecting us to follow through mt. Moon and go to Misty's base in Cerulean, after recording information about our battling capabilities and seeing the Solar Beam. We'll do just the opposite. We're going to attack quickly and un noticed. We'll go through this cave where we'll have to dig our way out of the tunnel and straight into the heart of Vermillion. From there we'll proceed with the assault on the gym with little to no front line effort. I apologize for the timing, but there will be minimal time to rest tonight. We'll be going through the tunnel and resting for 2 hours. Our predicted arrival time at the tunnel's end is 22:30. We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging. The rock removal should take roughly one hour so the attack will be starting in the dead of night. Brad we'll be counting on your tail flame for illumination in the tunnel and also you, Denx and Cecily for any light your electricity can provide. The digging crew will consist of Mandi and her physic abilities plus Jade and Brad since they are our heavier contributions to the team. More orders will follow of course during the course of the battle. Please be prepared. Do you all understand your tasks?"


Jade nodded; moving rock and digging was an easy enough task for her, she was stronger than she looked. The Pachirisu Morph, Cecily was her name, began to shoot sparks from her cheeks, looking determined. Jade couldn't help but roll her eyes. She was never the type to judge people right away, but there's a first time for everything, she thought to herself.

"Alice Robinson." Cecily turned to Alice with a look of...surprise? "Well, who would have thought?" Cecily sauntered over to the violet-haired girl, Pachirisu tail moving back and forth. Her mouth transformed smoothly into a devilish grin "Let me guess. Ambipom?" She chuckled. "Oh, how fitting! Your nose is even more piggish than the last time I saw it!" She bent over, getting at eye level with the shorter girl, gliding her Pachirisu tail along her chin. "I'm surprised a high class organization like PLF would accept riffraff like yourself, but I suppose they would have to take you so as not to hurt your feelings." She threw their leader an apologetic look that, Jade hoped, wouldn't make up for the rude comments.

"Don't worry, I don't let my personal vendettas get in the way of my duties. This mission will not be affected by my disdain for Alice, I can assure you that." Giving one small glance towards the Ambipom morph, she diverted her attention back to Clove. "At least, I will perform up to your standards."

"No one asked for your attitude. Leave Alice alone," Jade asked, rather than demanded a she walked up to stand next to Alice. She wasn't ready to get angry. Not yet.

"Well... PLF, lets move out."

Scarlet Weather
April 7th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Travis kept pace with Clove just as his superior officer finished debriefing the group. He understood Clove's cautions about doing something reckless. After all, the injuries Brad had sustained were more than enough proof that jumping in guns blazing was a very bad idea, and one of his favorite proverbs was "revenge is a dish best served cold". Still, this wasn't just vengeance. Travis knew, somehow, that if he wasn't the one who delivered the killing blow and exterminated Surge for good, that he'd never be sure if Andre could really rest in peace. He decided it was now or never to make his request. Grabbing Clove gently by the shoulder, he pulled him slightly to the side of the group and began whispering. "Er, Clove? I know you heard about Andre, and I can understand you not wanting me to do anything rash, but... I have a request." It was an odd moment for several reasons. First, Travis wasn't razzing Clove when the oppurtunity had presented itself. Second, he was actually requesting permission to do something. Seeking approval before acting wasn't usually a high priority with the Smeargle morph. Most strikingly, however, was the fact that the usually unshakable Travis seemed a tad embarassed to be making such a request in the first place. As any member of the PLF who had extensive contact with him knew, Travis was not one to be ashamed about asking for personal information or dropping it. It was part of the journalist side of him. Travis, as if sensing the awkwardness his own phrasing had created, took a deep breath, and finished his request.

"I'll help you guys into the building. But, when we reach the inside of the gym... I want to fight Surge alone. Nobody's help, no 'Travis, here's a potion', nothing like that. I realize that I've saved your butt more times then I can count, but this is not the time for you to pay me back for that. When we get in there, I want to go mano a mano with that bloated excuse for a rodent until one of us is on the ground dying. You understand, right? If I'm not the one who kills him, I'll never be able to tell whether or not Andre is at peace wherever he is right now." His eyes misted over. "Andre dying was my whole reason for joining the PLF. If it hadn't been for that, I doubt I would have morphed. Avenging him is the only reason I've been fighting up 'til now. If I can't do that..." his voice trailed off. He didn't want to sound like he was making a threat, but it was the truth. After a moment's silence, he spit it out. "If someone else steps in, I don't know what I'll do, but there's a chance that I might forget myself and kill them too. So please, Clove..." there was a begging tone in the voice, "Don't stand in my way. I'll do whatever it takes to get us to Surge, but let me take the first blood."

Voices from behind the two distracted Travis. He whirled back in time to see the newest member, "Cecily Von Steihl", razzing an Ambipom morph. Travis frowned. He could understand rivalry, but letting it get in the way of this mission and messing with the team would be a problem at this stage of the operation. Before Clove could intervene, Travis decided to step in. "Oi, you all!" His voice rang down the cavern as he stared angrily at the perpetrator of the abuse, "That Ambipom was one of the few morphs who actually stood up to that overgrown hunk of rock back at Pewter while you were safe in bed. And you call that inferior? Besides, look at you! You're half-rodent yourself!"

Kansas
April 8th, 2008, 10:33 AM
Travis approached Clove with a very specific intention in mind, which wasn't to catch up on the old times. Clove knew this was going to be a problem right from the start when Vermillion had been selected as the next target of operation. Looking with indifference, Clove listened to Travis as he seemingly poured his heart out to him about Vermillion and wishing to fight alone. One of the many pains of being a leader and a first of the PLF was to never let your emotions impede the mission. Travis knew this just as well as Clove did. And requesting to go in alone. Completely unreasonable. Before Clove could give his answer, a small squabble had been kicked up between Alice, Jade, and the new arrival Cecily. Travis proceeded to intervene but the tension had finally built too high for Clove to handle.

"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!" He commanded with a stern voice over the bickering team mates. His eyes had darkened to a frightening neon yellow hue as he stared them down angrily. He shifted his eyes to Cecily without turning his head.

"You." He snapped. "You show up late to my team with an excuse of sleeping in, and attempt to insult my leading tactical adviser then tell me you'll... you'll... perform up to standard?! As far as i'm concerned, you have a lot of performing to do to make up for missing an entire mission when Alice here has already risked her life today simply because it was her orders. I don't want to hear any more from you in this tunnel unless its 'yes sir. or 'we've reached the end of the tunnel, sir' Do I make myself clear?" He snapped.

"Jade, you aren't off the hook either, Do not. I repeat. Do NOT participate in mindless bickering. This isn't the time for this crap." He then immediately turned to Travis. "And you. You're not helping either. Come with me." he said as he pulled Travis to a corner of the clearing.

He began speaking with a slightly more controlled tone of voice after calming down a bit. "Listen. I KNOW you know what kind of situation you're putting me in here. And what asking this of me means. You fighting Surge alone is entirely against PLF regulations and you damn well know it. As acting leader of this strike force, I can't give the order to let you fight Surge alone. Its entirely too dangerous. I wont give you permission, you'll act according to the mission plan." He said turning and walking away calmly.

He looked over his shoulder and grinned slightly, calling back to Travis and holding his hands out, shrugging. "But if something happens during the mission that happens to be out of my control and you and Surge just so happen to get trapped together and you're forced to fight him alone due to extreme circumstances... Then theres nothing I can do about it." He said winking at Travis as he walked into the depths of the cave.

He called out over his shoulder to the entire team. "Come on you guys, we're losing time. Denx, Cecily, Brad, wheres my light? We need to get moving."

billie_lightning
April 8th, 2008, 01:57 PM
"Oi, you all!" Travis' voice rang down the cavern as he stared angrily at Cecily, "That Ambipom was one of the few morphs who actually stood up to that overgrown hunk of rock back at Pewter while you were safe in bed. And you call that inferior? Besides, look at you! You're half-rodent yourself!"

Jade nodded toward the Pachirisu Morph as if to say "so there!" but was quickly stopped of all gloating as Clove had had it.

"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!"
"You." He snapped at the once smug blonde. "You show up late to my team with an excuse of sleeping in, and attempt to insult my leading tactical adviser then tell me you'll... you'll... perform up to standard?! As far as i'm concerned, you have a lot of performing to do to make up for missing an entire mission when Alice here has already risked her life today simply because it was her orders. I don't want to hear any more from you in this tunnel unless its 'yes sir. or 'we've reached the end of the tunnel, sir' Do I make myself clear?" He snapped.

"Jade, you aren't off the hook either," she froze on the spot, completely and utterly embarrassed. "Do not. I repeat. Do NOT participate in mindless bickering. This isn't the time for this crap." He then immediately turned to Travis. "And you. You're not helping either. Come with me." As Clove drug the Smeargle Morph away from them to talk in private, Jade sighed heavily, but held her head high. She never meant to anger Clove; her only motive was to protect Alice, it was an instinct of hers. Protect the attacked (verbal or physical) and don't worry about the consequences until the time came. Jade wasn't one to regret things, and she wasn't going to start now. She'd have to keep her mouth shut when it came to the blonde and her sharp tongue; hopefully Cecily would do the same. Boy, I gotta start thinkin' before I open my big mouth. But I couldn't let Cecily talk to a team member like that... Jade laughed to herself as she remembered that Cecily too was a teammate.

"Come on you guys, we're losing time. Denx, Cecily, Brad, wheres my light? We need to get moving."

All she could do now was prepare herself to move some big boulders. Her and "Omega" needed to work together; she grimaced at the thought. The two of them had two different ways of solving problems. While she was all about the "charge!" tactic, she wasn't reckless. The cave was dark and more drippy than she remembered it. Her feet twitched, There's enough Diglett to move a mountain in here, she observed. Their movement was peculiar and she hoped they wouldn't be caved in. It would delay the attack; God knows they could do without any more delays.

Jim
April 8th, 2008, 02:07 PM
After passing through the slums which was once an industrial city, Alice finally reached the semi-hidden, semi-rural path which lead to the aforementioned rendezvous point. Once entering the clearing, just outside of 'Diglett's Cave', she quietly inserted herself into the ranks and awaited her breifing.

"So this is the plan, team," Clove started. "This is the underground route formally known as Diglett cave. This end is still open because of a small mining operation that had begun roughly 2 years ago. The end in Vermillion, for obvious reasons, has been sealed tight. The electric morphs couldn't tame the Digletts that live in this cave due to their immunity, so the cave was sealed tight. Because of this, intelligence has shown that the former exit is completely un monitored. This is our opportunity to mount a surprise attack." Alice gave a silent, affirmative nod as Clove continued. "Surge and the other leaders are no doubt expecting us to follow through mt. Moon and go to Misty's base in Cerulean, after recording information about our battling capabilities and seeing the Solar Beam. We'll do just the opposite. We're going to attack quickly and un noticed. We'll go through this cave where we'll have to dig our way out of the tunnel and straight into the heart of Vermillion. From there we'll proceed with the assault on the gym with little to no front line effort. I apologize for the timing, but there will be minimal time to rest tonight. We'll be going through the tunnel and resting for 2 hours. Our predicted arrival time at the tunnel's end is 22:30. We'll rest for 2 hours then begin digging. The rock removal should take roughly one hour so the attack will be starting in the dead of night. Brad we'll be counting on your tail flame for illumination in the tunnel and also you, Denx and Cecily for any light your electricity can provide. The digging crew will consist of Mandi and her physic abilities plus Jade and Brad since they are our heavier contributions to the team. More orders will follow of course during the course of the battle. Please be prepared. Do you all understand your tasks?"

Before questioning Clove on what her task would be and offering to help in anyway possible, a voice rang in he ear. The voice was all too familiar, high and sweet with a sinister undertone.

"Alice Robinson." came the voice of Cecily, the Pachirisu morph. "Well, who would have thought?" Cecily sauntered over to the violet-haired girl, Pachirisu tail moving back and forth. Her mouth transformed smoothly into a devilish grin "Let me guess. Ambipom?" She chuckled. "Oh, how fitting! Your nose is even more piggish than the last time I saw it!" She bent over, getting at eye level with the shorter girl, gliding her Pachirisu tail along her chin. "I'm surprised a high class organization like PLF would accept riffraff like yourself, but I suppose they would have to take you so as not to hurt your feelings." Cecily let out a small, girly laugh which, in Alice's ears, was more of a cackle. She then shot an apologetic face towards their leader. "Don't worry, I don't let my personal vendettas get in the way of my duties. This mission will not be affected by my disdain for Alice, I can assure you that." Giving one small glance towards the Ambipom morph, she diverted her attention back to Clove. "At least, I will perform up to your standards."

Before Alice could open her mouth, Jade stepped into the fray.

"No one asked for your attitude. Leave Alice alone,"she said calmly, sticking up for the Ambipom morph in a fashion that was the considered the Polar opposite of her Pokémon counterpart. Alice gave Jade a thankful smile and proceeded to respond to her rival.

"Cecily Von Steihl" came the voice of Travis as he approached the confrontation, interrupting Alice. "Oi, you all!" His voice rang down the cavern as he stared angrily at the perpetrator of the abuse, "That Ambipom was one of the few morphs who actually stood up to that overgrown hunk of rock back at Pewter while you were safe in bed. And you call that inferior? Besides, look at you! You're half-rodent yourself!"
“That Ambipom?” Alice opened her mouth for a third time, finally able to get her words out.

"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!" Clove commanded with a stern voice over the bickering team mates. His eyes had darkened to a frightening neon yellow hue as he stared them down angrily. He shifted his eyes to Cecily without turning his head. "You." He snapped. "You show up late to my team with an excuse of sleeping in, and attempt to insult my leading tactical adviser then tell me you'll... you'll... perform up to standard?! As far as i'm concerned, you have a lot of performing to do to make up for missing an entire mission when Alice here has already risked her life today simply because it was her orders. I don't want to hear any more from you in this tunnel unless its 'yes sir. or 'we've reached the end of the tunnel, sir' Do I make myself clear?" He snapped.

Alice smiled. Her team-mates had just argued for her, stuck up for her, defended her. They had all gained Alice's trust and as a bonus they'd also put Cecily in her place. All was good. Alice shot an endearing grin towards the Pachirisu morph and followed the group through the desolate cavern.

"Mental note. Thank everyone on their own and continue to observe Jade."

OOC: Sucked. So yeah, now comes the fun part, Digelett's cave, woo. ^^

Silhouette
April 8th, 2008, 02:34 PM
"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!" Denx had to jump to the sound of Clove going mad from all the bickering.

"Wow.. hardly a day and everyone hates eachother.. yeesh.." he thought, along with a sigh. He started to see that Clove was currently in no mood to put up with anything. He stayed out of the way of everyone until it all cooled down.

"Come on you guys, we're losing time. Denx, Cecily, Brad, wheres my light? We need to get moving." Jade finally cut the silence. Denx looked at his tail, which was still somewhat out of proportion. He flicked it, and it seemed to respond normally, though. He followed the rest of the group into the deep of Diglett Cave. They didn't get very far, though, before he started to think again.

"Man, I'm gonna lose it like Clove real soon. If I have to hear it all the way through the tunnel.." he thought. He really didn't say anything for a while, not knowing whose side to take. It was all over, but if everyone was feeling grumpy like Clove, anything he might say would be the wrong thing to say.

Trainer Kat
April 8th, 2008, 06:48 PM
"No one asked for your attitude. Leave Alice alone." Cecily turned. It was the Tyranitar morph, who seemed to be staring her down intensely. The blonde rolled her eyes. She didn't take orders from bulky broads like whatever-this-girl's-name-was. Though, upon closer inspection, the Tyranitar morph was small, and surprisingly shorter than Cecily herself! What was it with these liberation losers? Cecily never thought 5'7" was a tall height, but compared to the other girls, she was practically a giantess! She was just about to open her mouth when yet another morph cut in.

"Oi, you all!" His voice rang down the cavern as he stared angrily at the perpetrator of the abuse, "That Ambipom was one of the few morphs who actually stood up to that overgrown hunk of rock back at Pewter while you were safe in bed. And you call that inferior? Besides, look at you! You're half-rodent yourself!"

The Smeargle morph. Cecily rolled her eyes once more at the comment. She may have been half-rodent, but it was practically an undisputed fact that Pachirisu were cute. The blonde had yet to meet anyone who considered that purple ape cute. They looked...well...goofy was the best way to describe that stupid grin they had permanently plastered onto their faces. Once more, the Pachirisu morph attempted to interject a comment when the team leader cut in.

"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!" Clove's voice cut through the shouting. "You." He snapped at the once smug blonde. "You show up late to my team with an excuse of sleeping in, and attempt to insult my leading tactical adviser then tell me you'll... you'll... perform up to standard?! As far as i'm concerned, you have a lot of performing to do to make up for missing an entire mission when Alice here has already risked her life today simply because it was her orders. I don't want to hear any more from you in this tunnel unless its 'yes sir. or 'we've reached the end of the tunnel, sir' Do I make myself clear?" He snapped.

"Y-yes sir," she managed as he dragged the Smeargle morph away. His cruel tone sent shivers down her spine. She swallowed, not wanting to anger the Cacturne any further. Despite her rather blatant display of hatred for Alice, Cecily wanted to stay on Clove's good side. Though, while she wanted to do that, she also wanted to put Alice in her place. It was an internal tug-of-war that Cecily would have to overcome if she wanted to fit in on this team. While Clove was off speaking to Travis, her thoughts wandered as she stood there in silence.

"Your Pachirisu was great out there." Cecily looked up to see a blonde man calling up to her from the stands. She stood, holding Pachirisu in her arms. Admittedly, it took her a moment, but she did recognize him. Spiky blonde hair adorned his head, transitioning into smooth, pale skin. His eyes were a deep blue, and the smile on his face made her legs quiver. His blue jacket fit perfectly across his torso, concealing a black shirt which Cecily later found out to be a tee shirt. Midnight blue jeans were his pants of choice, falling over shoes (another item which Cecily discovered the true identity of--they were boots). Dangling from his left side was a single silver chain. And all of this meant that Volkner, Sunnyshore's Gym Leader, was speaking to her.

"Thank you..." she replied, her voice weak. She was surprised by her own tone, usually she was almost overly confident around men. At this, Cecily received yet another grin from the Gym Leader. It was a side of him she had never seen--he had always seemed much more...angry in all the televised battles of his she'd watched. Slowly, he swung his legs over the railing and leapt into the arena, crossing over to where Cecily and her Pachirisu were standing.

"It deserved to win the cute contest." His compliments made her stomach go crazy. "After all, it's almost as cute as its trainer." Heat rose to Cecily's cheeks as she felt him grip her chin between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand. "May I see your Pokétch for a minute?"

"Um..." Cecily began. "Actually, I don't have a Pokétch. I have Pokégear. I'm originally from Johto..." Volkner nodded.

"I see. Well, may I look at your Pokégear, then?" Cecily handed him the device, into which he typed a code...or something. When the process was complete, he handed it back to her, smiling once more. "I've inputted my number into your Pokégear. Call me if you ever want a battle." Cecily's heart sank. Had he really just been interested in her Pachirisu? "...Or if you're ever in Sunyshore. I'd love to show you around." Cecily nodded.

"Mmm~ I'd love to visit Sunyshore." She had moved from Johto to Canalave City the year prior. Though she'd always wanted to, she'd never visited Sunyshore...and now she would have the perfect opportunity.

"Come on you guys, we're losing time. Denx, Cecily, Brad, wheres my light? We need to get moving." The voice snapped the Pachirisu morph back to reality. The flashback had reminded her why she needed to stay on Clove's good side. Why she needed to get along with the team. She wanted...no, she needed revenge.

"Yes, sir!" She exclaimed, her once sorrowful voice now filled with enthusiasm. Her cheeks sparked, and the resulting electricity illuminated the dank cavern. Of course, the glow that came from Cecily merely made the interior of the cave visible. To achieve true brightness, they needed light from the other two morphs.

OOC: In case it was confusing, that big ol' portion in italics is a flashback. xD

Sonichero190
April 10th, 2008, 12:17 PM
"WOULD YOU ALL SHUT UP?!"

Reid backed away, a little startled, appearntly they were either giving him the cold shoulder, or just didn't hear him, so he tried to speak a little louder...though he still didn't have this talking thing down.

"SIR!I-AM SOR-RY FOR NOT BE-ING IN BATTLE!"Reid yelled, though he soon thought it would be best to be ignored, seeing that Clove snapped from everything that was happening, from listening he could tell most comrades weren't really having a good time bonding and respecting each other.

"Wait a minute...what happened to the Blaziken Morph? I didn't really pay attention to my surroundings when I was in meditation..."

"Has any-one seen morph named Victor?"Reid said, a little bit more quiet than he was before. He hoped he would atleast not be blamed for this, he couldn't even remember where he even was when he woke up, it looked like most of the area collapsed from something.

Reid soon noticed the new recruits, he looked inside the contraption he was given and looked at their files, the Pachirisu one was called Cecily, the Smeargle one was called Travis, and he already knew about the Charizard one codenamed Omega, Reid wondered what his real name was though...

"Well, atleast we have more people to help, and Smeargle one is going to be pretty useful seeing as it can take about every attack..."



OOC: Don't worry I edited it,sorry,

Brad
April 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM
OOC: (Only Clove knows Omega's name, Sonic. Please change that. I don't want anyone but Clove, or Kansas, and Travis, or ACC-M, knowing my characters real name. Thank you.)

IC;

Brad, at Clove's beeseechment, jumped from his perch, and stood at attention. They would be going by cave to Vermillion because Surge wouldn't expect it. Brad and Jade would dig, and Brad, Denx and the preppy girl would provide light. Brad thought back, to his older days. He was 16, leader of the invading army of the 4 regions into Orre, a nation that, back then, wanted to raze the other regions to the ground. He was a seven-star general, and commanded the "Letter Force". This force, made of the first group of Pokemorphs ever, had an agent for each Greek letter, with Omega at the top. He was with the group, including Lambda, a Shedinja morph and a low ranking agent. The whole team was meeting.

" So, what is our progress, team? I know Phi died fighting the insurgent criminals in Pyrite. She will be missed. In addition, Eta died fighting the Orre troops while evacuating the civilians by air. He will be missed. I have just defeated the main outpost in the northeast. All insurgents and troops are dead. The outpost has been razed. Most of you were here, watching the fort. Lambda, how was your mission in the southwest jungles?" Brad said solemnly. He was calm, and his attack on the northeast had been tiring. At age 18, he was good- his speed and muscle as a new Pokemorph were amazing.

"I.. I failed, sir." Lambda said ashamedly. Brad's face twisted in anger.
"WHAT!!!! Everyone else succeeded! I mean, come on! Lambda, at home, you are a fricking gym leader! You must be strong, Lambda! Do not fail again! This is your third mission botched. Now it must be completed by a new force. I am disgusted, Lambda." Brad coldly yelled. Lambda cringed at Brad's harsh words. He had failed. And he knew it.

"Xi, go to to the southwest jungles. Destroy their bases. Your icy powers should do." Brad then commanded. A slender woman, who had fused with a Froslass, immediately phased out of the room. Everyone, including Lambda, left. Brad sat in his chambers, in the dark cave, and sighed. This would be a long battle.

Brad then heard the girls fighting. Cecily obviously hated Alice. Brad was disgusted at their bickering.
"Hmmph. What idiots. Alice did nothing wrong, but that cutesy, appearance obsessed wretch- she was just a stupid piece of crap." Brad thought in disgust. Clove and Travis also yelled, and then, after a while, they moved into the tunnel. Clove needed light. The cave was extremely tall, with spikes hanging ominously from the ceiling. The rock was obsidian black, and the ground was smooth. Brad made his flame an inferno, and it cast a gigantic light. He, on purpose, walked faster- not only to avoid everyone, but to keep them cool, and to get his light out of Cecily's light for the max amount of light. Brad flashed back once more- to Orre. He was alone and his team had left. He was a 18 year old murdering machine, and he was about to unleash all of his energy in a mighty blast, and roast the verdant valley. He was the last one of his agency, the SCOEIA (OOC: Only Omega knows of it. It stands for Supreme Covert Operations, Espionage and Intelligence Agency. It worked for the four main regions.) in Orre. Most of the opposing forces were dead, many by his hand. He saw that they wouldn't start the fight, so he did.

Diluvium Ignis!!!

A huge explosion of white flames and energy engulfed the valley. The fire was actually small- the valley was filled with tanks, and from Brad's distance, the intensity of the fire made the oil explode, making the small fire become a gigantic fire-bomb. This took most of Brad's remaining energy. However, when the smoke cleared, the crops, the trees, the opposing forces- all was destroyed. He saw a small unit to the west, and he swooped down. First, he found the leader of the Orre government.
"You... you are a horrible person. You let rape and corruption happen. you sucked the life out of Orre. You killed babies. I AM THE MONSTER!!!! I do not like competition. So, you must die. Messing with SCOEIA is bad. This is for Eta. Bloody Inferno." Brad said coldly. His face was contorted into a monstrous grin, his eyes were filled with carnal sadism. He grabbed the man, leader of his country and his army. He grabbed the man's heart, and pumped in heat and fire. He flew up into the sky, and the man was screaming. The man was boiling on the inside, burning on the outside. Finally, the heat cause the man to explode in the sky. His roasted guts and blood rained upon the valley, barely nourishing the valley after the moisture was soaked from it. The sand was glowing red. Brad then found the leader of the criminal insurgency. He crucified the woman naked, upside down, on a nearby mountain. He then whipped up a sandstorm, and using Heat Wave, entombed her in glass. His mission was done- Orre had been vanquished. Brad collapsed, and he woke up at home. He had won.

Brad was too far ahead, so he stopped. His golden chainmail gleamed in the light, and his sunglasses were around his neck so he could see. Out of his pack at his side, he grabbed a bottle of bourbon. He drank it, and it quenched his thirst. Brad loved alcohol. He hoped the others hurried- his facade, the reckless rogue, did not like waiting. Brad laughed lightly at the thought of his wonderful facade, and the fact that no one (OOC: So don't ever realize, is what that means, for the reader) realized the fact.

Silhouette
April 12th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Cecily's cheeks, that were oddly like his, were crackling with electric. Denx supposed he should have to help. He didn't know, however, how to "light up". He sent a course of extremely weak electricity through himself, and that obviously worked. His whole body was lit up, but only dimly. It started to become clearer inside of the cave. Omega was wandering farther inside of the cave, spreading the light out. Denx figured to do the same, walking to the opposite side of the cave as Cecily. This made up a trianglular form, so they all were surrounded by light.

Everybody was being quiet, seeming to reflect upon themselves at the moment. A lot of them were staring off vacantly, perhaps thinking of things completely unrelated to their current mission. He stared at the ground, with a blank stare, wondering how long it would take for some to quit. As he got to thinking, he wondered.

"Wasn't there a Blaziken morph? I hope he didn't.. no, no.. he was accepted into the PLF because he would survive through anything--No, he's definitely dead." he thought to himself. He looked off into the cave, and he saw some Diglett on a ledge high up into the cave. This, to him, was like way too many video games he played. Being paranoid, he unconsciously lit up a little brighter.

Kansas
April 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Clove walked down the tunnel with the group accompanying him and Brad farther ahead. Normally he would be upset that a team member would run ahead of the group like that, but seeing as Clove's form wasn't very tolerant of fire, he wouldn't complain. The group walked in silence for the most part, which was a nice change. He hadn't heard a peep from the trouble makers.

The solitude gave him a chance to dwell a bit on the mission. There were lots of personal issues with this mission, and he was beginning to worry that it may affect Travis' performance. He would have to keep close track of him, no matter what he argued about support. Clove couldn't bear to lose efficiency because of personal vendetta but he also knew it couldn't be helped. He slowly began to drift into thought of fond memories of him and Erika and how much he admired her.

"Erika... what could have possessed you to do something like this..." He thought to himself scornfully. He knew for a fact he wouldn't be able to bring himself to let anyone else take her life if the time came... anyone.

He quickly snapped back to the current reality as the end of the cave was finally reached. Some Diglett quickly scattered as the team arrived one after another.

"Okay... its the end of the tunnel. We're current right underneath Vermillion City. Omega, Jade, do your stuff. Cecily and Denx, be sure to give them enough light to work with. The rest of you, please rest as much as possible, i know you're all exhausted. I am too. We should be out of this tunnel in roughly an hour and a half. Be sure you're prepared." He said calmly to everyone. His temper had clearly subsided from earlier as Clove's anger rarely lasts more than a few minutes.

He walked to a nearby wall, and plopped his back against it, sliding slowly down to the cave floor, slumping over his knees and finally taking a much needed rest. The wounds had healed surprisingly fast, no doubt thanks to his Pokemon traits. He let out a heavy sigh as he pulled his hat over his eyes. He raised his phone beneath the brim and silently began to analyze the map and secret photos of Vermillion, making sure nothing could catch him by surprise tonight. The team couldn't AFFORD surprises tonight.

Brad
April 15th, 2008, 01:21 PM
After the team did not catch up quickly, Brad continued to walk. The walls were smooth, Brad could tell, and his white light showed them now to be many different colors, in crystalline formations. He could not remember the last time he had been in a cave that was so amazing. Finally, they reached the end, and Clove commanded Brad to dig. Brad had already pissed off his commander enough, and the odds were stacked against him- if the group had a schism, he would have no allies among the group. He'd probably be killed. Clove said it would take an hour and a half- Brad would make sure otherwise.

Brad knew they'd dig inward, and slowly slant upward. He began punching a hole in the wall, not wanting to wait for the other person, Jade. He quickly started a tunnel, and he continued to punch his way through the rock. Fatigue would not set in for a while. He did not go too fast, but that was because he wanted to be able to illuminate the way for this Jade of which Clove spoke. Brad knew her as the Tyranitar morph. He made sure his flame was bright. Digging through the bedrock was not easy. As he slowly and meticulously dug, Brad drank his bourbon. The wonderful alcoholic tastes energized him. His bodily functions were mostly the ones of his Charizard- he could drink 5 kegs of moonshine without even getting sober. He could produce oil. As he dug, his chainmail clattered as he punched. Inertia tooks its toll on Brad's body. He hadn't even gotten 12 ft yet- he was about 2 yards in. Hopefully Jade would start soon. Of course, he wasn't even using his full strength, but no one would know that.

Scarlet Weather
April 19th, 2008, 02:39 AM
OOC: Long overdue post!

Travis slumped against a cave wall, glaring out of the corner of his eye at Clove. He had smiled and winked when Clove mentioned the whole "If you just happen to get separated and just happen to and just happen..." bit, but that was more to be social than anything else. Knowing Clove, there was every chance that he'd only said that to make sure that Travis would follow orders like a good little strike-force member. Honestly, Clove knew what this mission meant to him. If it had been his precious Erika (and Travis had a sneaking suspicion that the time would come when this would be confirmed) Clove wouldn't allow anyone else to deliver the deathblow if it came to that. Travis rolled his eyes. So, what, if the gym leader in question was someone you needed to kill for sure then you couldn't fight them one-on-one, but if it was a girl you used to crush on (this was mostly suspicion on Travis's part, he couldn't remember if Clove had actually told him that or not) and there was only a possibility that she had to die (a rather high one, Travis thought to himself) then everyone had to stand back? Oh, brother.

But there wasn't enough time to dwell on that. He had to think. Clove, whether he had meant it or not, had given him leeway to fight with Surge alone, even if it was only for a few minutes. That left the problem of actually getting himself separated from the group. He supposed that the quickest way would be to set off a distraction of some sort and then dash into Surge's chambers and seal the entrance. After that, the fight with Surge could commence. If he moved quickly, he could kill Surge before the others got there and claim self-defense to his senior officers when the time came. But doing that was a harder matter than thinking about it. Surge was probably well-armed, had guards that were more highly trained than any other gym leader in the arts of combat (well, perhaps Koga was scarier) and was no slouch in combat himself. Travis knew very well that Surge was a soldier, and one with nearly unrivalled tactical knowledge and firepower. Killing him would mean out-thinking, not just overpowering him. But Travis wasn't a fool himself. He had been preparing for this fight since the first day, running over different scenarios and preparing himself for what might happen in each one. Short of Surge ripping his leg off, he felt that if given the chance he could stand up to the leader.

Slowly, gradually, sleep began to drift over Travis. It was only natural, he had barely slept the night before and there was nothing exciting going on right now (aside from the boulders and earth from the other end of the tunnel, which were now flying towards him quite quickly). But he didn't want to sleep. He knew what would happen if he slept. Always the same dream. Always the same reaction. But it was too late. Praying that it didn't last long, he closed his eyes and allowed his mind to drift away...

He was standing in front of a limp, bedraggled body, barely recognizable as a Smeargle. Its fur was charred black, as if it had been cooked. Its eyes were wide open, but they weren't focused on anything. Their wide stare chilled him to the bone. Yet the Smeargle was still alive. Its heart was beating wildly, shaking the corpse-like figure like a rag doll. And its mouth was moving, just barely breathing. As Travis watched, it slowly pulled itself to its feet, wheezing heavily.

He caught his own breath. "Andre?"

The Smeargle looked at him with its wide stare and said just two words: "Avenge me..."

There was a flash of lightning, and the Smeargle dropped to the ground. Travis ran toward it, lifting up the lifeless body. Raising his eyes, he stared at the tall, laughing figure above him. HOW DARE HE... with a roar, Travis charged at the figure, despite the fact that it seemed giant while he felt incredibly small...

"RAAAAAAAAARRRGHGHH!!!"

Travis woke up clutching his head, tears streaming down his face. Quickly regaining his composure, he wiped away the tears before pulling himself to his feet. "Heh... what a nightmare that was..." he muttered, trying to console himself more than his companions.

Trainer Kat
April 20th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Cecily pressed her back firmly against the cave wall, bringing her knees up to her chest. Her cheeks flickered as they gave off bits of light. Lazily, she brought her arm up. Elbow rested on her knee, she placed her cheek in her palm, being sure to keep her fingers spread ever so slightly so as not to block the light. Here they were, about to face an electric gym leader. Just like Volkner...As she watched the Charizard morph's meticulous digging, her thoughts began to wander once more.

"You came."

Cecily sat atop the fence surrounding Sunyshore. The wood had begun to slightly poke through her dress, digging gently into her skin. She hadn't been waiting long, maybe ten minutes tops. Of course, it had only been two days since she had first met Volkner, but she wasn't going to lie...she had been eager to see him again. She was just starting to get bored when the familiar voice cut through the air. She gave the other blonde a sweet smile.

"Of course I came. I wouldn't blow you off for the world." Her smile swiftly transformed into a playful grin. His only response was a grin as he walked towards her, arms outstretched. His hands firmly grasped her waist as he lifted her up off the fence, setting her on solid ground.

"Come on. I'll show you around." With that, he placed an arm around her shoulders and walked her to the gym. Cecily couldn't help but smile as she noticed the reactions of the local women. They looked none too pleased with Cecily's "date" with Volkner. As soon as the two of them entered the gym, Volkner turned to Cecily. "I've been wanting to do this for a long time," he whispered as he cupped her face in his hands and brought his lips to hers...

"RAAAAAAAAARRRGHGHH!!!"

The sudden outburst caused the Pachirisu morph to jump from fright. Her head swiveled towards the Smeargle morph as her breathing calmed.

"Heh... what a nightmare that was..." he muttered. Cecily bit her bottom lip. Out of the corner of her eye, she noticed that Brad had nearly completed the digging by himself. Before further orders could be issued, she walked over to the Smeargle morph (his name escaped her...), laying a hand on his shoulder.

"Hey..." she began softly, giving him a concerned smile. "Is everything alright?"

billie_lightning
April 21st, 2008, 04:57 PM
"RAAAAAAAAARRRGHGHH!!!"
Jade spinned her head to find Travis waking from a nightmare; the team seemed to be on edge.
Jade kept up with the rest of the group, trying not to rumble the earth too much with her large steps. She examined the walls with the help of Brad's light; they would be easy enough to dig through, especially with her claws. She smiled down at her hands, remembering her Tyranitar; out of her perifial (OOC: I can't spell, I'm sorry) vision she noticed everyone else seemed to be in their own world. It wouldn't hurt to reminisce awhile.

"Another win Emmy!" Jade through her fists into the air, the opponent's Venusaur falling to the ground with a crash. They were so good it seemed they had no weakness any longer. She hugged her Tyranitar, a silly thing to do most professionals had told her; they had always done things their way. Emerald was her Tyranitar, Emmy for short. Unlike most of her kind, Emmy wasn't always about brute force if the moment didn't call for it, which was made Jade and her team different then most; surprises were always to be expected.

Her cloud of thoughts broke suddenly as they met a dead end; if Jade had any sleeves this is when she would have rolled them up. Without glancing at the Charizard Morph she began to dig furiously, remembering the determination of Emmy and hoping what they were doing would bring the world back to the wonderful place she remembered it.
That's who I'm doing this for: Emmy and Oliver. The two beings that mean more to me than anything else...

Sonichero190
April 21st, 2008, 05:08 PM
Reid stared on at the Charizard and Tyranitar Morph dig through the cave, because he took a long meditation period,he wasn't feeling a bit sleepy, he wondered if Mt.Moon was still okay....he missed the pokemon that inhabited the mountain, if it weren't for them and his Lucario, he would be one of the nasty morphs outside, abusing he pokemon's strength and abilities for their own gain. whatever happened to Pokemon Training? Where kids actually treat Pokemon as friends? Why has it changed so much in a matter of years? He wished people could atleast go back to respecting Pokemon, but so far, he has only seen the people right here in this cave as the only ones who don't abuse their Pokemon...he just felt it.

Trying to help the diggers see, he let his aura surround him, providing a purplish light for the others.

Kansas
April 22nd, 2008, 06:33 PM
Clove sat as the other morphs continued to converse among themselves while Brad and Jade dug. It would only be a matter of time before they broke through and the assault would begin. Reid began to help in giving light to the diggers. Clove flipped his phone from his pocket, examining the map of Vermillion.

"Listen up. Take a look at your maps. We'll be surfacing in the center of town, the guards wont be expecting it at all. As soon as we break through, i want everyone to move quickly and quietly. We'll proceeded straight to the gym. Defeat your enemies with stealth and without mercy, understood? Theres no solid plan for this one. Just make this one fast, got it?" He said to them sternly. It was a very unleaderly speech, but he knew that no one was ready for details. They were all tired and probably wanted to get this over with, especially Travis who was no doubt preparing to fight Surge. Clove stood up, brushing himself off and looking towards the tired team, all except Reid who seemed quite energetic for some reason.

"suit up everyone... we'll be sleeping in a comfortable inn by daybreak. Everyone fight hard today."

He looked down to Travis who was sitting still, no doubt contemplating how to fight surge. "damnit... PLF is gonna have my head for this little stunt" he thought to himself, thinking about letting Travis fight alone. He quickly fluxed his spikes in and out, making sure they were up to task. He shirt, still littered with holes, hung loosely. It might as well have not even been there. His thoughts were quickly interrupted as a welcoming crumble of dirt into fresh air was heard behind him. The team had broken through and it was time for the mission.

"Thats our cue. PLF, its mission time. Lets roll out. Don't screw up."

Silhouette
April 23rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
Denx was dozing off, not having spoken to any of the morphs for quite some time, now. He started to hear things, but was quite aware that they were dreams. He heard crumbles and some people talking, but it was very dull. He shot straight up when one of the crumbles were very loud and.. clear. He looked up, and saw daylight. It seemed like they were in that cave forever. The air smelt crispy when he stepped out, breathing in a sigh of relief. He felt sort of uncomfortable under there. Yet, it was much better than on top of buildings.

"Ahh.. finally," he said to himself. He almost forgot this was a stealth mission. He glanced over at Clove after he caught himself. Luckily, Clove didn't hear him. He wanted to go in and fight right away, as he was itching for some more battles. He knew he wouldn't be saying that afterward.

Sonichero190
April 23rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
Reid listened to the instructions for the new mission, though there wasn't that much of a plan...as the teammates who weren't digging or giving off light started to rest, he could tell the digging was almost finished...he started to think about a few things in his mind.

"I got to prove my use this time...so far my performance hasn't been impressive..."Reid was cycling through all his memory on how foolish he has been...starting with causing trouble in Mt.Moon with the Graveler Morph, then being stupidly followed...and then when his team needed him he was tucked underground sleeping the day away for his Aura...but still, at least he is doing something useful by being a giant purple lantern.

Suddenly he heard some crumbling and fresh air and sunlight blew through the cave. Knowing it was a sure sign that they were done, he stuffed his Aura back inside and peered out of the hole to make sure there wasn't any ambushes waiting for them. Once he knew it was clear, he went back inside and waited for the rest of the team to either wake up or get ready...

Scarlet Weather
April 23rd, 2008, 05:35 PM
Travis was startled by the hand on his shoulder, and the cheery "Is everything alright?" that seemed to bubble into his ears. He leaped to his feet and whirled, clutching the end of his tail as if it were a weapon, only to see the Pachirisu morph he had been screeching at moments earlier. He was pleasantly surprised that she was the one who had shown concern, for a moment he had been convinced that she was a two-dimensional valley-girl type person. If she did indeed have a spark of compassion, it would be a lot easier to work with her. In fact... a glimmer of an idea formed in the back of Travis's head. Perhaps teaming with her for now would provide him with exactly the situation he needed to get Surge alone. With a forced smile, he lowered his tail and replied "I'm fine, fine... just had a bit of a scare, that's all. I suffer from nightmares." A sudden moment struck him when he realized he hadn't formally introduced himself- true, they had told each other their names over the phones, but that didn't really count did it? Extending the hand that had been gripping his tail-brush earlier, unconscious of the paint stain left on it, he bowed slightly. "The name's Travis Varias, resident espionage expert and troubleshooter in the PLF. Sorry about my outburst earlier, it's just that I can't stand it when people allow petty grudges to mess with group chemistry. There are worse things..." his face clouded slightly. "Far, far worse."

Before he could continue this statement, Clove issued the attack orders. Straightening up, Travis quickly pulled the Pachirisu to the side for a moment, before whispering "Follow me. I'm going to need your help when we get up there. Just trust me." With that, he positioned himself to prepare for a dash up and out of the cave and into Vermillion, the city where his opponent awaited.

Somewhere, he knew, Surge was laughing right now, reveling in his power.

Just you wait, Surge.

I'm coming for you.

Trainer Kat
April 23rd, 2008, 06:45 PM
"I'm fine, fine... just had a bit of a scare, that's all. I suffer from nightmares." The Smeargle morph had seemed to contemplate her uncharacteristic display of compassion for a moment before deciding to talk to her. His response caused her smile to evaporate ever so slightly. Admittedly, she felt some sense of sadness at his words. "The name's Travis Varias, resident espionage expert and troubleshooter in the PLF. Sorry about my outburst earlier, it's just that I can't stand it when people allow petty grudges to mess with group chemistry. There are worse things..." At this point, his mood underwent a small change. "Far, far worse." Cecily agreed with him on this point, but...she couldn't put her personal feelings for Alice aside. Of course, she wasn't about to tell him this.

"I'm Cecily von Stiehl, and..." She paused. Travis had such a cool title. Just what was she? Class-A seductress? "...I'm...PLF's...er...resident...distraction-provider..." She bit her bottom lip, realizing how stupid she sounded. "It's nice to meet you!" she added hastily before grasping his hand. The feeling of wet paint was unmistakeable, and it sent small shivers down her spine. Nonetheless, the blonde kept her smile strong upon her face. "And, don't worry about your...'outburst'. I'm sure I deserved it." Before long, Travis had pulled her aside.

"Follow me. I'm going to need your help when we get up there. Just trust me." His words came out in a hushed tone. Cecily nodded, prepared to trail behind him when he decided to head out.

"Alright...you can count on me." She spoke in a whisper, though an undeniable hint of enthusiasm pervaded her voice.

Kansas
April 24th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Clove leaped out of the cave and quickly took to the shadows using Faint Attack. Although he was definitely more powerful in the daytime with solarbeam, he would only be seen on this mission if he wanted to be.

The night was his domain.

He moved swiftly and silently through the city streets, approaching the gym as fast as he could. Nothing more than a blur of darkness in an already dark sky. He spoke to his team silently as he moved.

"Since this will be a blind mission, be sure check team member locations using your phone, it'll be your tracking device. No un necessary noise, get to the Gym. Take out the guards, and move to Surge. Intelligence says Surge has 3 Elite Guard. We'll have to take them on as a team and move into the main gym. Theres 2 outside and 1 inside with Surge. Report back when you arrive." He called over the airwaves.

It was then he spotted two lookouts on the street corners near a shrub that appeared to be blocking the way to the gym. He moved quickly and silently, appearing behind them and executing with a single needle and lightning quick actions, an assassination that no one could see. The needle slipped in and out with surgeon accuracy, they didn't stand a chance, and didn't feel a thing. He definitely preferred this dark scenario, the team couldn't see his ruthless actions this way.

Upon reaching the gym, he pressed against the side wall, making his way towards the front. He would have to go inside with Travis and take care of the interfering guard... but knowing Travis, he already had his own plan. It would be impossible to plan a strike with him acting out of emotion, whether they were attacking Surge or not. Known planning of this scenario to get Travis in alone could get them both discharged from the PLF. He let out a heavy sigh at the complications of this mission. It wasn't suppose to be like this...

He pressed his body against the building waiting for the others. The fresh recruits couldn't be expected to be as efficiently stealthy. He just prayed they wouldn't run into any conflict while making their way. And that the dead bodies wouldn't startle them...

Phanima
April 25th, 2008, 04:14 AM
"Stop!"

In a instant, the incoming blade came to an abrupt halt in mid-air, mere inches from the tip of her nose. Footsteps could soon be heard as several individuals approached the two fighters. Lowering the sharpened extension attached to her arm, the attacker swiftly backed away as the officials came in to suspend their bout. With a pout, she crossed her blade covered arms before letting out a huff.

"Aww come on, I was just getting to into it..."

"That's enough Li," one of the intervene-rs shot, "this was a simple sparring exercise, you should know the extent of which your Morph's abilities can be used, especially against your future partner."

The bladed brunette, indifferent to the situation, acknowledged her superior's statement with a reluctant nod. Breathing a sigh, her supervisor turned back to the Morph's would-be-victim before instructing the other aids to assist in escorting her off the field.

"Your attitude still needs some work..." her higher-up started, "but you're progressing quite well in your physical training, in actuality, you're doing more than just okay, your results are exceptional."

"Of course!" the floozy brunette spat. "It's because you keep chalking me up with these weaklings, if you do that, I can't help but cut them down."

"In any case, the results for your physical training and intelligence tests are complete. I will be delivering the reports to Commander Reed momentarily, please make any necessary preparations and meet me in front of his office in ten minutes."

With a small bow her supervisor turned in her place before marching out of the room. It was time. Her first chance to start some actual field work for the organisation had come. In a matter of minutes she would be assigned to a squad to begin the Pokemon Liberation Force's counterattack against the leaders of the nations. If there was ever something she was looking forward to, it was this.

Unfortunately, the higher-ups' intentions were a little bit different from what she had in mind, which she was just about to find out herself.

---

"What?!"

"Understand Meiling, the Kanto PLF division is more than capable of handling the situation, it's jus-"

"Yeah?! So why the hell are you sending me to help them then?"

At this point, she had become quite irritable, the commander's assignment was definitely not what she had in mind. And to think, she had been looking forward to finally getting some action. It was surprisingly disappointing and annoying at the same time.

"Li! Show some respect," her supervisor hissed from behind her, "especially in front of the Commander."

"Aww geez, sorry about being rude!" the brunette snapped back, her tone just as cold. "But if you haven't noticed, there's a crisis going on!"

"Rest assured Meiling, we are well aware of the situation in Johto," came the soothing voice of her commander, his voice pleasantly calm in the face of the furious half-naked samurai Morph, "and as promised, you will be assigned to the first squad assembled for its liberation. However..."

"However what?!"

"Li!"

"Please calm yourselves, both of you," he continued, ushering his two subordinates to quell their bickering, "as I was saying, a problem has arised involving the Kanto liberation force..."

"Commander, what's this about?! I never heard of such a report..." her supervisor suddenly piped, much to her own and her protege's surprise.

"Ah yes, well, the report was just recently submitted by one of the on site medical officers," Reed continued to explain, his voice unwavering as he did so, "the strike force was successful in apprehending the first target city's leader."

"G-Gym Leader Brock?!" her supervisor rebutted, obviously just as surprised as she was about the recently received news. "P-Pewter City's been freed?"

"Reinforcements have already been deployed for the city's clean up, the number of casualties and damage reports are also being processed." Retrieving the appropriate files from his desk, the commander held up what was the report for the current case. "In the matter of Brock's arrest however, we were unable to successfully retrieve him."

"What the hell does that mean?!" Meiling suddenly exclaimed, taking her first chance to speak since hearing of the news. "You said they freed the city right? How come they didn't bring him in?! Don't tell me..."

"He died..." he finished for her, handing over the papers to her supervisor, "everything about the mission is detailed in there. I trust you can handle things from here on Chiharu?"

"Of course."

"W-Wait a minute, what's this got to with me?" piped the bladed brunette. "Why'd you want to see me?"

"Ah, I almost forgot, my apologies Meiling," her commander replied, "there is a reason as to why I called you here. Chiharu has just finished compiling your test results and presented them to me before our meeting, and admittedly, I was quite surprised with the results."

"Oh really?" the rebellious samurai sneered, shooting daggers at her supervisor as she did so. "How'd I do?"

"Meiling, you should give Chiharu a little more credit," he laughed, much to the embarassment of his subordinate, "your results are quite frankly outstanding and your revisionary report is also very impressive. From this, I have decided that you are more than qualified to begin some serious field work, which brings us back to why you're here..."

At this point, the scantily-clad Morph couldn't help but notice her supervisor's suddenly deterred attention. Was she embarassed that she had put in a good word for her? Or was it something a little less straightforward? Unable to comprehend her superior's motives, she turned back to hear the rest of her commander's proposal.

"Initial reinforcements have provided minimal aid to the current strike force, as not to attract attention from the neighbouring cities. Thus, while remaining temporarily hidden from the region's new government, it won't be long before their presence is detected, especially how any future communications with Pewter City will arouse suspicion."

"Is this where I come in?" she pressed irritably.

"Yes Meiling, this is where you come in. Along with three other agents, you will form a new squad to provide direct support for the current liberation force. The details of the mission are covered in that document I justed handed to Chiharu, please read it over before making the necessary preparations."

It was then that both of her superiors flinched from her sudden slamming of the commander's desk, it would have been a lot less shocking if it had just been her fist hitting the table but with a giant blade attached to each arm, the damage was considerably greater.

"Li! What are you doing?!" Chiharu exclaimed as she watched her protege face off against their commander.

Remaining ever professional, Commander Reed stood his ground and happily confronted the opposing brunette with a calm smile. Baring her sharpened teeth into a serrated smile, the teenage Morph held out her other bladed arm to his cheek, all much to the shock of her mentor.

"Alright old man, I'll help you out..." she started through berrated breaths, "I'll help these losers, but the moment I finish cleaning up their mess, I wanna be on the next team outta here for Johto. That's the only reason I joined this stupid place and let you have your way with me."

"L-Li! Please..." her mentor stammered in disbelief.

"Fair enough," Reed suddenly replied, his expression unchanged, "I will keep to my promise and allow you to assign yourself to the first strike force leading Johto's liberation."

"Heh! Alright, I can agree to that..."

"Good. Now Meiling, if you would be so kind as to remove your scythe from my face and join Chiharu for the team's briefing. Your mission starts in one hour."

Flashing her superior a smile, the brunette retreated from her position of attack before turning to leave the room, having finished with her role for the meeting.

"Come on Chiharu-hara, let's go."

Sighing, her supervisor turned to follow her subordinate out of the room, but not before giving the commander a swift apologetic bow.

"Excuse us Commander."

Smiling, he gave her a small wave as she did so, "Good day Chiharu."

---

The two of them had rendezvoused at the allocated meeting room where she was to be briefed on the mission in further detail.

"Your squad's only purpose is to provide any necessary support to the current strike force, nothing else. You are to follow the assigned leader's orders directly as you will be under his jurisdiction the moment you arrive, otherwise, do not interfere."

"Ehh?! Wait a minute! You're sending me out there to help these idiots, right? So why the hell am I taking orders from them?!" the brunette protested, slamming an irritable fist into one of the loose-side table that littered the room, halving it on the spot. "I should be the one giving the orders!"

"Even you should understand that the leader is always in charge, Li," Chiharu continued, her tone void of sympathy, "no matter who you are, you will follow your superior's commands."

"That's bullplop!" she huffed, falling roughly into a nearby seat, arms crossed. "Who is this jackass anyway?"

Her supervisor's eyes narrowed as she read over the papers the commander had given them. Locating the page where the members of strike force's profiles began, she handed them to her subordinate, who hastily tore them away. It was then that an immeasurable force fell over the room. The few moments of silence that followed the samurai's review was heavier than gravity itself. Chiharu knew what was coming and it wasn't going to be pleasant; the leader of the current strike force leading Kanto's liberation was Clove Wheldst, a particular person Meiling was never fond of and for a number of reasons.

"Chiharu-hara...what the hell is this?"

"What do you mean?" her higher-up inquired, slightly taken aback by her protege's lacking response. "It's the members list for the strike force."

"I...I can't read it..." the teen huffily replied, averting her mentor's eyes, her face tinged with the faintest flush.

For the first time in a long time, Chiharu smiled. "Y-You can't read it Li? Are you saying you can't read?"

"Chiharu baka! That's not important!" she stammered, bonking her supervisor on the head. "Now why the hell is Clove-chan's picture in here? He's not on the team as well is he?!"

Supressing a snort, her supervisor brushed off the previous attack before beginning to explain the situation to her underling. "I'm afraid you don't understand, Li. Wheldst is not only participating in Kanto's liberation...he's leading it."

---

Admittedly, she could've taken the news a little better, but of course that was impossible for someone in her position. Her past experience with Clove was one of verbal abuse, physical prowess and allied rivalry, a befitting relationship if there ever was one. It was during this brief time as new recruits that something happened which overturned the whole balance of their relationship. Just thinking about it made her face swell.

"Clove...baka..." she breathed, shaking her head in an effort to subdue her memories.

"Li-sama," the first of her three lackies who had been assigned to her support squad piped, "we're nearing Cerulean City, we should arrive in twenty minutes if we keep pace and maintain our current course."

A dangerous smile began to play on her lips as she sprinted forward. The thought of confronting one of the eight leaders of Kanto was proving to be nothing but an irresistable incentive as opposed to a justified call of duty. Nothing got her blood boiling and her hormones racing as much as a good fight and she was more than looking forward to her match up against the prissy starfish.

With her sights set and her previous thoughts forgotten, the brunette soon led the four of them out of the mountain and into the clearing that sat a paths away from the city. It was there where she was planning on giving her final instructions to the squad before executing their surprise attack. That was, until they were ambushed.

Three individuals of varying height had appeared in the distance, stopping the squad in their tracks just as they exited the mountainside on the west end of the large rectangular clearing. It soon became apparent that the approaching trio were Morphs as well, each of them bearing significant signs of being morphed with a Pokemon. Specifically in their case, all three of them shared surprisingly similar traits and deformities, the predominant feature being a rough shell that encased their backs. It was clear by then that they were each apart of the Squirtle evolution chain.

"Aww crap..." she huffed irritably, "I guess we've been caught."

"Li-sama," the second of her subordinates suddenly piped, eyeing the still approaching turtle trio, "maybe we should retreat and proceed with the plan as ordered, we have to reach Vermillion before dawn. Commander Reed won't be happy if he finds out we went ahead on our own to Cerulean..."

"Baka!" the Scyther-morph snapped, causing her squad to flinch in surprise. "As much as I hate praising that jerk, Clove-chan can handle himself, he'll be fine on his own. We'll just cut these *******s down and storm the gym like we planned, then we'll head to Vermillion."

"B-But Li-sama..."

"Just don't die, alright?!" she finished, just as the three turtles reached the foot of the mountain where they were waiting.

Turning to face the three, her intention of fabricating their reason for breaking curfew and wandering the plains surrounding the city was immediately cut short as a powerful jet of water struck her side, tossing her onto the ground with extreme force. The turtles seemed to have no intentions of reasoning with anyone they didn't recognised, which presumably made sense but that didn't mean it didn't piss her off.

Looking up, her right side completely drenched, the samurai locked onto the turtle who had shot her; the leader of the trio bearing a fluffy white tail, the trademark shell and enlarged fangs in the corners of his mouth; the Wartortle. He was hers. Lifting herself up off the ground, all rational and logical thought left her. When it came to fighting, the only thing she relied on was instincts, pure and simple.

"Ha ha ha...alright Turtle Boy, let's rumble!" Licking her lips, she rushed forward towards her target.

In a split second, the remaining two turtles Rollout'd of their leader's path and turned on the remaining members of her squad. Her main concern was that the Blastoise-morph might prove to be a little difficult for her team to handle, but then again, they did have the numbers on their side. It was four verses three, but of course, that didn't mean much when the opponent's a giant canon-totting-turtle-tank. In the end however, it didn't matter. Her target was the Wartortle and that's all she cared about now.

---

An hour had passed since their initial confrontation with the turtle squad. By now she was completely drenched and bruised all over, but at least she had managed to slay the bastard who had done it to her. Kicking the motionless body to the side, she looked up to see a rather unwelcoming sight. During her battle with the leader of the trio, his two lackies had gone after her team, the Blastoise taking on her first and second subordinate while the Squirtle faced off against the third. Despite the odds however, luck wasn't on her side. The Blastoise easily crushed the first two and although the Squirtle had been struggling throughout the fight, he emerged triumphant in her team mate's defeat. The situation had gotten bad and she didn't have a lot of options left to secure her initial plan of storming Cerulean, in fact, her chances of doing such a thing were now completely out of the question, bordering on insanity if pursued. This was it, she was done.

"S***..." she spat through berrated breaths as she watched the Blastoise-morph toss her team mates to the ground like rag dolls, "I really f'ed up this time..."

She then heard the sickening sound of breaking bone as the overgrown turtle crushed what remained of her team mates' bodies. Watching their lifeless limbs flail under the turtle's weight caused something inside her to stir. As much as she was into being rude and disrespectful, she knew where to draw the line and if there was one thing she hated, it was arrogant jerks who did as they pleased just because they can. The only thing on her mind now however, was salvaging her fallen squad and to protect whatever dignity they had left. It had been a long time since something had made her feel this way and warrantly so; she was pissed.

"Hey Tubbs," she called out, a sadistic smile now playing on her lips, "if you're done with defiling my team mates, I suggest you aim those stumps for feet and shoulder canons my way, I don't like cutting jackasses down from behind. I like to feel them right up against me and see their expressions just before they die."

"Ha ha ha ha!" the opposing turtle bellowed, kicking her team's crushed remains to the side as he trudged up to the last member of the Kanto support team. "You think you can possibly cut me down with those dull blades? Don't get cocky just because you beat our leader. I'm stronger than he was and I can break wind sharper than those things you call weapons."

"Well, I'd like to see you back that up, Tubbs," she smiled, pushing her nose right up against his, a devilish smile pursing her lips, "I'll slice you like barbeque Octillery."

"Mhmm...sounds tasty," he smiled in response, a sudden click sounding a moment later, signalling his adjustable canons' trajectories, "too bad I like my grubs soaked!"

Two extremely powerful jets of water erupted from the canons adorning his back, striking the already soaked teen head on and throwing her several feet away. The sheer speed and power of the fired water was incredible. It was as if she had been hit by a thousand tiny knives, each drop slicing her on impact. She had never been cut by water before but she had to admit, it hurt. That didn't of course mean that she didn't like it, far from it, she was racing now.

Falling back from the force of the attack, she skidded to a halt, digging her scythes into the ground to slow her pace. The Blastoise-morph quickly readjusted his in-built firearms and aimed his next shot straight at the panting half-naked samurai in front of him. Retracting her blades, the brunette leapt from her place and shot straight for the trigger-happy turtle again. On cue, the burly Morph unleashed another torrent of water, reminiscent of a Hydro Pump but split into individual shots, fired off within one second intervals. She easily avoided the first but fell victim to the second, although not in the way her opponent had predicted, much to his surprise. In the last moment before impact, she had thrown her right arm forward, blade and all into the second shot, cutting the water like a pair of scissors through paper. Her thinned blade sliced the water with ease although her flesh took another severe beating, but at that point she didn't care in the slightest, for she had won.

"Urk..."

The towering Blastoise-morph stuttered under the pressure that was now pressing against his throat. The teenage samurai held herself right up against the turtle, her shredded right arm tucked halfway into his exposed throat, the only significant opening worth pursuing when up against a tank of a Pokemon. Closing her eyes, she quickly finished the job and threw the tub of lard onto the ground, her arm now covered in much more than just water.

"Gross..." she muttered through heavy breaths, wiping the dulled blade against her tattered robe in an effort to clean the stained appendage, "maybe I shouldn't of killed him..."

"Shadow Ball!"

Surprised but exhausted, all she could do was turn to face the sudden attack that sounded behind her. She had let her guard down after finishing off the Blastoise-morph, a careless mistake. To think, she had forgotten the last member of the turtle trio; Squirtle, and now she was going to pay for it with a Shadow Ball in the back.

"Wait a minute..." she started, turning fully around to see the contradiction in her own thoughts, "Shadow Ball?!"

Facing the scene, the actuality of the situation sunk in. Standing only a few feet in front of her was the assumed culprit, Squirtle. His bald face contorted as he struggled to keep his stance against the sudden pressure building on his back; a large sprialing mass of black energy, the Shadow Ball. The next second, she heard a loud crack followed by the inevitable destruction of the Squirtle-morph's shell. The black ball of energy then proceeded to grind into the boy's back, cutting straight into his now exposed spine. Pulling herself to the side, she watched as the Morph struggle against the attack before eventually giving in and collapsing onto the ground, his body scarred and steaming.

"Ouch..." she muttered in a somewhat sympathetic tone before looking over to where the attack had actually come from.

Her third subordinate, the one who had initially engaged the Squirtle-morph in combat, looked up from where he laid. Beaten, bruised and crushed, he struggled to lift himself up onto his feet as his leader approached but soon realised he was incapable of doing such a thing. He knew it then that his time was up.

"Nice shot..." the tried samurai smiled, crouching down beside the Sneasel-morph and the last living member of her squad before placing a comforting hand on top of his head, "idiot..."

There wasn't much he could do except smile, something she respectfully accepted until his last breath. The mood had changed, at least from what she had imangined prior to their confrontation with the turtle trio. She had assumed her team would be able to handle anything before and after entering the city, no matter what happened. She was wrong and paid for it with the lives of her subordinates. PLF was going to have a field day over this but that wasn't what was weighing on her mind. She still had a mission to complete and was now even more determined to accomplish it.

Issuing a command for a small team of medical officers to come and assist in her squad's retrieval, the brunette abandoned her Cerulean vendetta and proceeded to follow her original orders, but not because she felt guilty about what had happened but because it was her job. Promising herself that she would return to finish what she had so recklessly started, the soaked, beaten, half-naked, samurai, Scyther-morph paid her last respects to her team before setting off towards Pewter, and from there, to Vermillion.

Sonichero190
April 25th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Reid smiled at the new way to prove hmself....The guards can't be that tough...or can they? Reid tried not to think about that, and focused more on fighting, he had a small advantage being part Steel. He soon dashed out of the cave quickly trying to get to the gym, he wanted this mission to be done quickly so his home wouldn't be in danger at all...but of course, they would have to liberate Cerulean first to make sure Mt.Moon is safe from all sides.

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Reid just entered the electric city of Vermillion, before the takeover it was pretty small, but now it was what you would call a real city...he remembered it's first form from a Textbook his old man forced him to memorize a long time ago, but now it was nothing like it! He wondered if all towns were heavily developed over the years? He already knew Pewter was...I wonder if even the biggest cities have even gotten bigger? He stopped thinking about this as he spotted a morph partolling ear by, it looked like an Elekid...

"This should be an easy catch...."Reid thought, but first looked even more closely at the morph, he could tell it was a mere boy, probably about 10 or 11 years old, do they really recruit at the young of age? He didn't know if he had the mind to kill the Elekid Morph, but he sneaked close and used his Force Palm attack only strong enough to knock out the child for a while.

"Force Palm"

As the Elekid morph fell silently on the floor, Reid hurried on to the Vermillion Gym.

Phanima
April 27th, 2008, 06:19 AM
"Li! What the hell's going on over there?!" came the ever familiar and irritable voice of her mentor, Supervisor Mihara. "Rika, Naoko and Takashi! They're dead! What happened?!"

"We ran into some trouble..." the teenage samurai replied, slowly regaining her breath from running all the way from the outskirts of Cerulean to the newly reformed Pewter, "we were ambushed, no big deal."

"No big deal?!" her superior stammered in disbelief at her rather lacking response. "Li, three PLF agents died tonight, all within the first few hours of being deployed under your command as the support squad's leader. That's a very big deal! Even the commander wants to know what happened, and so do-"

"If the geezer wants to know so bad, have him call me, til then, what's done is done..." she managed to get out in a single breath before abruptly ending the call.

Pocketing the phone into her inner breast pocket, the brunette obediently raised her arm in accordance to the medic's request. After returning from her detour via Mt. Moon, she arrived in the recently liberated Pewter City, where the clean up of the town was still being carried out. Reinforcements had already arrived and the place was quickly coming together under PLF's jurisdiction. Arriving in such a beat up state, she was immediately taken in for treatment by several on site medical officers, who had yet to identify her as an agent of the PLF. Admittedly, she would've announced to the whole world about who she was, seeing as how she hated being unrecognised, but after considering her current state, she decided that it would be best if she kept quiet. No one needed to know who she was right now, especially after coming from such a scene and she didn't need that kind of attention, since she had a much more pressing problem to deal with.

Undoubtedly, the current strike force would've received word of her assistance the moment she was assigned to the mission, meaning that she was due to arrive on duty before dawn, now being only a few hours away. Realising this, she hopped up from her place in the first aid tent before turning to the medic on hand to issue her commands.

"I can't wait any longer," she started, readjusting her tattered robe so that it now covered even less of her chest than usual, "gimme a couple of Pots so I can get outta here. Scyther'll take care of the rest."

"But Miss, I haven't finished treating you yet."

"I said Scyther'll take care of it!" she snapped, causing the balding doctor to fall back in a mixture of fear and surprise. "Now hand over those Pots!"

"Y-Yes Miss..." the medic stammered, offering whatever he had left to the Scyther-morph, "h-here..."

Swiping the bottles from his hands, she petted him on the shoulder as a sign of thanks before turning to leave. Making sure she wasn't seen or held up by any of the patrolling agents, she swiftly made her way past the city gates and towards the quickest path that would take her to Vermillion City; Diglett Cave.

Jim
April 27th, 2008, 11:10 AM
OOC: I based locations on this official FRLG map (http://archives.bulbagarden.net/w/upload/b/bb/Kanto_FRLG_Sugimori_map.jpg). Hence why Cycling Road and Pallet are posted as West of Vermilion.

"Since this will be a blind mission, be sure check team member locations using your phone, it'll be your tracking device. No un necessary noise, get to the Gym. Take out the guards, and move to Surge. Intelligence says Surge has 3 Elite Guard. We'll have to take them on as a team and move into the main gym. Theres 2 outside and 1 inside with Surge. Report back when you arrive." Clove informed the gang remotely. Alice stayed motionless as she watched her colleagues disperse into the night. Once she was on her own she whipped out her Mobile and used the map to plan her strategy for the oncoming battle.

"Okay, Clove's practically on top of the Gym, that's a good sign... I think I'll take the route to the west, by the water's edge. It leads directly to the Gym and considering Vermilion's Location in Kanto, there's bound to be minimal sea defenses on the west flank. The only things west of Vermilion is the Cycling Road and Pallet Town, not much of a threat, and certainly not worth defending." With that she set the phone to silent and slipped it into her pocket. With that she crouched low and stealthily dashed to a nearby house, taking advantage of her morph's agility, she then threw herself onto the roof, landing very nimbly with little to no noise. Alice proceeded to jump from roof to roof until the Pokémon center came within her vision range. There were, as she expected, two or three guards by the center. In fact they were not morphs, they were Pokémon. "Guard Magneton. I've encountered these previously, they let out an ear deafening screech as a signal and then paralyze via Thunder Wave. This wouldn't be a problem with anything else. But two Magneton is six Magnemite, I can't silently take down all them."

If Alice were to move, even to go back the way she came, she was at risk of being detected. Magneton would be the hardest Pokémon to escape from, with their levitation, screech and their Lock-On attack. Alice decided to study the area further on her phone and wait for either an opportunity or instructions.

"That Blaziken morph would've been a world of wonders here, fast, stealthy and fire type."

billie_lightning
April 29th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Finally Jade and Brad broke through and fresh air swept over her like a savior, but the darkness was overwhelming. She smiled at the stars as she held back the rocks that may cause harm, letting her teammates out of the cave.

"Since this will be a blind mission, be sure check team member locations using your phone, it'll be your tracking device. No un necessary noise, get to the Gym. Take out the guards, and move to Surge. Intelligence says Surge has 3 Elite Guard. We'll have to take them on as a team and move into the main gym. Theres 2 outside and 1 inside with Surge. Report back when you arrive." Clove informed the gang remotely.

Jade moved quickly, missing the days when she didn't have rough skin that dulled her swiftness. This was her time to shine, if there ever would be such a time; electric pokemon were no match for her. She headed straight for the gym, staying hidden in the darkness; a nearly impossible feat when your skin is such a wonderful shade of green, she thought to herself.

Outside the main entrance were a set of Voltorbs and they didn't look so tough. Jade, from across the way in some brush, was confused. Why would Surge have such weaklings guarding the main entrance to his gym?? She sat down on the dusty ground, not worried about the Voltorb pair. They both gazed, unfocused, in opposite directions. Even that silly Pachurisu Morph could waltz right in. Why were they so apathetic about security?
Unless...a thought came to her suddenly unless he's not hiding in the gym!

Clove, this is Jade. I have visual of the main entrance to Surge's gym. But get this: it's a pair of Voltorb Morphs! Something is definitely up, unless they're stronger than they look. I've been a trainer for a long time and I know a trick when I see one. I'll keep an eye on them, but I thought you should consider any possibility of Surge being elsewhere.

Jade shut her phone and turned back to the Voltorb Morphs; Boy, they sure look stupid. She gulped audibly as she noticed a few bodies littering the ground. Jade didn't want to attack first and ask questions later; sitting amongst the brush, she waited for a response from her leader.

Kansas
April 29th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Clove crept quietly through the darkness with his body pressed against the side of the building. Silence and stealth were the key and he knew it. The tension of the silent night weighed heavily on every footstep he made as he tried his hardest to not be noticed. Peeking his head around the corner he noticed two guards standing in front of gymnasium.

"Voltorbs... too weak to be a main guard it must an alert system..." Clove thought to himself.

All he would need to do is deliver a spike through their backs and it would put an end to that quickly. He moved swiftly across the ground through the more illuminated area where the guards stood watch. Appearing behind them swift as the night, he extended a spike, preparing to jam it into its target, when an unwelcome sound cut the attack short.

"Clove, this is Jade. I have visual of the main entrance to Surge's gym. But get this: it's a pair of Voltorb Morphs! Something is definitely up, unless they're stronger than they look. I've been a trainer for a long time and I know a trick when I see one. I'll keep an eye on them, but I thought you should consider any possibility of Surge being elsewhere." A loud crackling voice called from Clove's phone through the air waves.

Clove's face sunk as the startled guards turned around to see Clove with arm raised and spike extended, having been ready to end their lives in a single swipe. The jaws of the morphs dropped as they immediately moved onto what their purpose really was. They clenched their faces into squinty contorted expressions.

".....you wouldn't..." Clove pointlessly pleaded with the guards.

The guard's faces clenched harder as their bodies glowed a white light and they finally screamed at the tops of their lungs. "IIIIIINTRUDERS!!!! SELFDESTRUCT!"

spot lights all around the city blasted on, shining blinding white lights all around the city which scanned the streets for other intruders. Clove stood in front of the morphs with an annoyed look on his face and let out a heavy sigh before bracing for the worst.

".....so thats why you're here.... you let everyone know theres intruders by sacrificing yourselves through self destruct... Surge is a cruel man...." Clove said silently

and with a mere 5 feet between them, the two Voltorb morphs exploded, sending shock waves and dust blasting through the night air.

billie_lightning
April 29th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Jade watched closely and saw her leader about to attack when he recieved her message.

I'm an idiot.

Before she knew it, she was blinded by an intense light. The Voltorb were there as a warning, not to fight. How could I be so stupid! Jade continued to scold herself. While the night was momentarily lit up, the Tyranitar Morph ran closer to her leader. Stronger Morphs would surely make their way out after such a breach in security. She continued to curse herself as she prepared an attack, making sure it wouldn't hit her teammates (very hard, at least)

Sandstorm

She was concealed. For now. The, now dead, Voltorb were not on her mind any further as two much stronger Electrode Morphs entered the scene.

I may need back up. She sent the message quickly and without hesitation. Being part rock type would work to her advantage, but she didn't want to get cocky; especially after the last time.
The Electrode Morph's immediately noticed a slight change in weather, but looked only annoyed at the damage. At least it's distracting them, she sighed. Building up some energy for an Earthquake, she kept her eyes out for any fellow teammates. So, they lost the element of surprise...this was their second attack in a matter of hours and they were rookies. The fact that no one died yet kept Jade's spirits high as she continued to wait.

Phanima
April 30th, 2008, 12:48 AM
"Hope you're enjoying these..." she spat at her infused Scyther counterpart, downing all three Potions in an effort to accelerate her body's healing process, "they're disgusting!"

It had been almost half an hour since she had left Pewter and advanced into Diglett Cave, the final stretch before Vermillion, where she would inevitably join up with Clove and the rest of the Kanto PLF. She had injured herself along the way after a brief detour via Mt. Moon but thanks to her morph with Scyther, her recovery rate had risen stupendously and along with a few Potions, she was almost fully recovered. Just in time too, since she had finally started nearing the electric seaside city and her first official field mission.

Making her way through the roughly burrowed tunnel, she could make out several claw marks lining the walls, obviously made by the team who had moved on ahead. They were fresh too, probably around half an hour to an hour old, meaning she was getting continually closer to her destination. However, after such a fierce battle and sprinting the majority of the way there, she soon found herself out of breath and decided that a short break was in order. Cutting her bladed forearms into the rock wall behind her, she leant back to catch her breath and revise her assignment. Retrieving her given cell, she propped open the device to find a full list of messages, all sent by none other than her supervisor, Chiharu Mihara.

"Figures..." she shrugged, ignoring the messages before navigating her way to where the mission briefing was stored, "okay, next mission is...Vermillion City; Lieutenant Surge, no duh...mhmm, now to the assigned members..."

Having already been briefed, she knew the mission and her role, there was no need to reaffirm such details, something she had neglected to do however, was familiarise herself with the other team members she would be supporting. Scrolling through the list, she saw that most of the faces were new, rookies no doubt. Among them, some stood out more than others; a rather moe-inducing Pachirisu and a cheeky looking Ambipom-morph being prime examples. Then there were the elegant Morphs; a Gardevoir and Vaporeon, both delicately fragile in appearance, making her wonder why they had even been assigned to the mission. Considering they had some sort of specialty or skill that would benefit the team, she found it hard to believe that they would have any other reason for being there. Nearing the end of the list, an extremely cute Raichu, a lean looking Lucario and a tough-as-nails Tyranitar-morph came into view. The latter two appeared to be the more essential assets to the team, considering Reid's agility and Jade's sheer strength. The only other characters left, who she did recognise, were two of the PLF's older members; Bradley Matthews and Travis Varias, otherwise known as Omega and Trouble respectively. Of course, she also knew Clove and to a much deeper extent, but for the time being he didn't count, seeing as how their last meeting was far from pleasant and she had no intention of reviving useless memories.

"No wonder they need backup," she sneered as she finished browsing her team mates' profiles, "oh well, too late now, might as well help em out."

Retracting her scythes from the dirt wall, the brunette pulled herself up to full height, ensuring she had everything she needed before turning back onto the path. In the next instant, she shot off down the tunnel leading to the east side of the city and her next battle.

Sonichero190
April 30th, 2008, 01:33 PM
As Reid jumped rooftop to rooftop looking for the gym, he heard a message on the Cellphone that he was given, at first he was startled from Jade's call and almost lost his balance...but the worst was when he suddenly heard a large explosion. Without notice blinding lights started going off, Vermillion now coming to life...

"What was that?..."Reid looked in direction of the explosion, and soon saw Jade and Clove. Lots of Electrical-type morphs were now advancing toward the two...

Reid sighed, this wasn't going good already...he then jumped down to help, knocking out a few Elekid morphs that were coming out of an alleyway.

"Suprise is gone..."Reid managed to say to Clove, as some Electrode morphs started coming their way. He then noticed he was starting to be lose sight as a Sandstorm started. He concentrated on his teammates aura to make sure he wasn't going to harm them.

"Force Palm"

Reid knocked back a menacing Electrode morph quickly, as it felt the blow, Reid saw the Electrode try to locate him through the dust...as it targeted him, he knew it was planning something,

"Sonic Boom"

Reid felt the painful waves and as he as blown back the Electrode started to glow....Reid knew it was going to Self-Destruct, and he had a feeling it wasn't going to be a warning call.

"Self-Destruct!"

"Close Combat"

As Reid delivered rapid punches and kicks the Electrode started wear down, but it still was glowing even more brighter. Reid only had one more option to do, he quickly kicked the Electrode up in the air high enough for it to be out of range, it soon self-destructed in mid-air far from him and his teammates. Reid then got ready for anymore morphs to come his way.

Silhouette
April 30th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Denx was standing there dumbly when the lights went on. He was about to surprise attack a Jolteon morph when it spun around and caught him in the middle of a readying bash. The two stared for a second, until a large sound crashed through the area.

"So, you're not alone! There are others! The alarm went off!" shouted the squealy-sounding Jolteon. Denx instantly found himself surrounded by dozens of morphs, mainly Elekids, Plusles, and Minuns. He stood there for another second when a random sand storm started. The scratchy stuff flew through the air, buffeting all of the morphs. They all had to brace themselves for it. Then, another sound roared through, except louder.

BOOOOMMM!!!

All the morphs around Denx went to the ground instantly, including Denx himself. He could feel the soundwaves deep in his heart, which made him woozy for a second.

"Yeeoowww! What the.. what.." he stammered for a moment, when he realized the morphs had recovered. Denx started to run, away from the origin of the sound. If he was in enough trouble now, it would be worse with the explosions. He just didn't want to find out what those were.

"Crapcrapcrapcrapcrap.." he thought to himself while running. Though he was fast, all the other morphs were just as fast. And, his electricity was quite useless right about now.

All the morphs were jumping from building to building in the streets, with the harsh sand plowing them. Some fell down in the middle of a "wall jump", crashing to the street far below. Denx was ready to give up already, but needed to keep going.. so he could keep his grandfather safe.

They reached an intersection, still jumping. The buildings were clearing, making it harder to parry enemy attacks. Denx decided to go on the ground and run.

He breathed to himself, "Quick Attack," shooting out of the vicinity, leaving all the morphs in his dust.. quite literally.

Brad
May 1st, 2008, 04:38 PM
When the white lights permeated the sky, Brad had been in the tunnel. His strategy, or at least what it used to be, was a plan to stay back until a lot of the team had rushed ahead. Then, he would sneak in and cause as much damage as possible, as quickly as possible, and with as little flamboyance as the the Charizard morph could muster. However, Clove and Jade had alerted the guards. Brad flew low to the ground, and at the fastest speeds he could at low noise levels. He soon reached the northeast. The area was guarded by stronger morphs. Brad decided for an air assault. He glided to the metal wall, and ripped open a whole. He glided to a platform.

Brad rested for a second, waiting to strategize. He had been scolded last mission, and Brad wasn't going to risk that again. His phone buzzed. Brad picked it up, and retracted his wings and put out his tail. He was invisible in the shadow. The phone said that Li Meiling had joined. Brad sighed in relief. Brad knew of Cloves animosity with Li- Brad himself would not get in as much trouble. Brad also knew that if there was a split, there would be at least one side with a rebellious tinge. Brad called Clove in a low voice.

"Clove, this is Omega. I've broken in the northeast wall without being detected. Seems that there are more advanced morphs here. I will try to make this quick- electricity is one of my weaknesses. Oh, and don't worry. I'll try to be as stealthy as possible." Brad said obediently, save the last few words. They were said with a playful sarcasm. Brad gazed into the area he was in. A lot of skyscrapers were in this section. The air was inhabited by spread out squads of Magnezone morphs. Bridges spanned each building in the middle parts, and the bridge network was controlled by Manectric and Luxio morphs. The ground below was filled with a copious amount of Electabuzz and Ampharos morphs. This job would not be easy. However, Brad knew that a burning, dead Magnezone, with its flammable battery acid replacing blood, was a great bomb. He decided to kill all the Magnezones, and just drop bombs on the city below, staying in the shadowy skies. The lights that lined the buildings did not permeate the blackness above, and Brad had perfect cover.

On the ground, blast marks showed were guards had self destructed. Brad noticed it was breezeless that night. The stars twinkled through the few holes in the ceiling as Brad gazed, and Brad pounced into action. He lept off of the platform, and he soon propelled himself into the air. He flew around the perimeter, noticing large platforms in each corner. These would be his bomb depots. He dimmed his tail so that no light shone. He was about to attack.

Brad was now in the air, and he shot out at high speeds, at Mach 3 to be exact. He did not have good turns, but he had done this maneuver type enough to be decent. He flew into one corners crowd, the one nearest to him. Like a pinball, he impaled 5 Magnezones on his arm in one pinball motion. The others did not flinch. He lay the corpses on his original perch. He then went back, and got 5 more. There were ten left. They saw him, and flew at him. Brad guarded himself with fire, and soon shot off the wall, impaling 2 more Magnezone morphs. They were silent in their assault- they needed no words. They only sought to kill. They shot Thunder Waves in all directions, having no need to fear the possibility of friendly fire. The sky lit up with green waves, and Brad barely evaded them all. He was at a disadvantage- a big explosion common to his attacks could get all 68 remaining Magnezone to attack. Brad once again flew out, nabbing three more morphs. He had 5 more morphs in this corner. He got them quickly as well. After 30 minutes, Brad had gotten the northeast, southwest and northwest corners filled with 20 corpse bombs. Brad flew into the northwest corner, but these morphs were crafty. A quick Spark attack pinned Brad to the wall. Brad was shocked a bit, but he was not paralyzed.

"Oh crap... they noticed. I better take a lot of them out or I'm dead. My whole plan will be ruined. Thank god these things are pretty easy to punch through, or I wouldn't have a chance in hell." Brad frantically thought. He shot off the wall at Mach 3 once more, and nabbed 15 morphs, 7 on his left arm, 8 on his right. He slid them off his arms, which were now caked in blood. The remaining five, eager to kill, shot Thunderbolts at him. Two hit. The bolts shocked Brad, and a numbness permeated his chest. Still not paralyzed, Brad killed the other five. He was losing health fast- the electricity messed him up. Brad thanked Lady Luck his nervous system was not damaged by the assault. Brad dropped the bombs, and the bridge network was soon destroyed. Luxios and Manectrics dropped to their deaths. When bombs hit the ground, one or two Electabuzz's died in one blast. By the end of an hour, Brad's Magnezone bombs were used up, and only about half of the ground/bridge forces were dead. He couldn't fly any lower- the towers were just hollow metal obstacles lined with alert lights. Brad flew to a perch, and drank a beer. He needed rest. He hoped that the other enemy morphs wouldn't find him- he was near dead, bleeding, numb in a lot of places, and one of his eyes was fluttering between blindness and sight. Brad slumped back, and decided to rest. It was a luxury he would just have to afford.

Scarlet Weather
May 1st, 2008, 06:20 PM
Travis wasted no time. The minute Cecily agreed to back him up he pulled her off to the side, careful not to touch her skin directly- a jolt of electricity was not what he needed right now, especially considering... that was for another time. And right now, he needed to talk to her where he could trust that no one else could hear them. Putting his finger to his lips, he leaned in close and whispered his instructions. "Don't tell Clove or anyone else about this, they'd get in trouble for it. Preferably, don't say that you were involved at all. Say this was all my plan and I forced you to go along with it. Whatever you do, don't say anything, got it? I'm about to go way off regulations with this. In fact, I'm violating protocol on..." Travis counted on his fingers quickly, "Six different counts. They're gonna have my head over this. But I don't care. I have a personal score to settle with Surge..." he gritted his teeth, "And I need to settle it now. Now listen closely. I need you to wait for a certain signal. Surge is crafty, make no mistake. He's got an alarm system set up throughout the city, if what he's doing here resembles his set-up in the Sevii Islands at all. If I'm right, one of the others should trigger it, oh... right about now."

BOOOOOOOOM!!!

"And there you go," Travis said nonchalantly, "My point exactly. Now, here's what we're going to do." He stared directly into Cecily's eyes. "You're going to charm our way in to see Surge. Here's the plan. I've got a set of handcuffs in my pocket. They're rigged to unclip when I press a certain spot, so they won't be any problem if push comes to shove. I'm going to put them on, and you're going to march me in to see Surge's lackeys. We walk straight past the guards, everything. We'll take back streets to the gym. If there's an activation code necessary... well, I'll handle that. If anyone stops us, say that Surge wanted to see me personally. Wink at them, charm them... seduce 'em if you have to, I don't care. Just make sure that I get into Surge's chambers alone. From there, go join the others. I'll take care of business with Surge. Got it?" Without waiting for an answer, Travis removed a pair of handcuffs from his pocket. "Good. Here, you hold on to these, I'll let you know when to snap 'em on. Right now, we need to move quietly."

billie_lightning
May 6th, 2008, 03:22 PM
So much was happening at once. Jade's sandstorm had not evaded some of her teammates like she had hoped, but it wasn't her most powerful attack. One of the Electrode Morphs sacrificed itself as Reid made his way into the area. Another was left over and the tougher Morphs were coming out to challenge the muscle of the team. Omega had taken some down and finally, without hesitation, Jade knew it was time for her to let go.

Earthquake

The ground shook and she hoped that whoever had wings used them; the attack had a controlled diameter so as not to hit the smaller ones who were battling yards away. A large chasm was made in the earth and the Electrode Morph fell, but hung on for dear life on the edge.
"Please! You can't let me die! You're one of the good guys!" he pleaded.
Jade walked to the edge, glowing a deep, dark purple, "You're a terrible actor"
Dark Pulse

Swiftly she forced the Electrode to his death and scanned the area. A swarm of Magnezones headed toward her, seeing that they were being severely threatened by a strong rock type pokemon. Her energy was at it's peak and she knew afterwards she'd be exhausted but her thoughts needed to focus on the now.

"Eat this," she lifted her arms and the Morphs looked like they were about to laugh at her small framed self but quickly changed their minds as a fierce rock slide came out of no where.
Someone needs to find Surge. Someone who isn't blinded by revenge. I understand he's hurting, but it'll be a literal hurt if he goes in there by himself...

Silhouette
May 10th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Denx was still running from the wave of morphs. Through the sandstorm, which had quieted down slightly, he could only count five. Two Plusles, a Minun, a Magnemite, and a Luxio morph. They were all as fast as him, except for the Magnemite, who kept up by levitation. The pack was jumping from building to billboard to car. The scenery was rapidly changing from city to country. Denx knew he was getting to far from the perimeter. Time to turn around, he thought.

He twisted his entire body around his momentum, and dashed out with a Quick Attack. He flew past the morphs who were chasing him, they had not noticed what he was doing until after he passed them. It took them longer to turn around, but this Magnemite morph was still next to him. Denx looked at it while running, and slammed right into a stationary car. He fell to the ground, with the Magnemite morph continuing to go straight. The other morphs did not notice him on the ground, as he rolled underneath the car. They went by as if he wasn't there.

"..uhhrrgghh.." he moaned in rage to himself. His fist slammed the ground, knowing he messed up, big time. He wouldn't get in trouble for this, unless he didn't help his teammates soon. He wished he hadn't've ran out so far. He rolled out from underneath the car, and walked the way he originally came from. He looked around.

"I must be too far away from the gym," he figured, because there were no morphs near him. He walked, holding his nose. It was sore from the impact with the car.

"Hope I don't do that again.." he cut off. He walked back in silence. It would take him a while to get back, if he didn't run. He was too fatigued, though.

Phanima
May 10th, 2008, 07:53 PM
"D-Damn..." she stammered as the ground beneath her suddenly began to shake, "what the hell's going on?!"

Looking westward, where the electric seaside city and her current destination sat, she saw a most unwelcoming sight. Lights illuminated the distant city in all of its glory, outlining every detail of the buildings, docks and even the people who were present during the current unearthly hour. They had already started their attack!

"Idiots!" she spat under her breath, watching the scene unfold before her as she waited impatiently for the dying tremors to cease. "They call me out to help and then leave me behind!"

It was then that a second eruption sounded, except this time, at a much higher frequency. It was as if an a-bomb had landed, except of course without the mayhem and complete annihilation of the populace. Squinting into the distance in an effort to analyse the current situation, she could vaguely make out several silhouettes of who she assumed to be her fellow team mates, the most forefront bearing Tyranitar-like traits; Jade.

"So, she's the cause of the tremors..." the brunette smiled, her confidence in the PLF rising a little, "if I could feel an Earthquake attack from this far away, she must be a real tank up close. These guys might not be as crap as I first thought, heh."

Bearing her scythes, the samurai wasted no time thinking over what she was going to do and shot down the path that led straight into Vermillion. Unbeknownst to her however, the team had actually burrowed underneath the city and emerged from underground, whereas she had taken the more conspicuous route in coming in from the entrance of Diglett Cave, which was warrantedly guarded by several stationed 'alarm' Pokemon; a pair of Magneton to be exact.

"Oh shi-!" she exclaimed, the moment she realised her folly, feeling the immediate effects of her mistake.

The half dozen set of Magnemites had delivered a somewhat nasty 'shock', immobilising her on the spot. She could handle one Thunder Wave without much fuss but two was just overkill.

"Y-You bastards..." she breathed, struggling to fight off the paralysis, her specific type weakness taking its toll.

As if in response, the Magneton duo let off a horrible Screech attack, seemingly attracting a flurry of other Electric-Type Pokemon to aid in her capture. Along with the extra Flaffy here and Voltorb there, two rather unique individuals appeared amongst the lot of them; a Plusle and Minun-morph.

"Hey sis, check this out, we caught ourselves a bug," the first positively-charged rodent piped.

"Ohh! So we have," the second negatively-charged rodent replied, "what should we do with her?"

"Maybe we should take her to Surgey, nyah?"

"But sis! I really want to play with her for a bit, can't we wait?"

"Seems odd that a Scyther-morph would be here in Vermillion, nyah?" the Plusle-morph continued, ignoring her sister's request. "There aren't many Bug-Type Pokemon around these parts, I wonder where she came from..."

"Who cares? We caught her, so let's have some fun!"

"Excuse me," the brunette suddenly piped, kicking the first two Magnetons out of her way, before grabbing the rodent sisters by the ears and throwing them to the side, "your damn Thunder Waves have worn off, so if you're done yapping, lie down and stay out of my way."

With a firm cut into the nearest Voltorb and an intimidating snarl at the Flaffy, the brunette swiftly made her way through the pack of Electric-Types and back on track towards the city.

"W-Wait!" the Plusle-morph piped, brushing herself off before standing up to face the wandering teen. "We're not finished yet, nyah."

"That's right!" her sister chimed in, lifting herself back up onto her feet. "We're Elec and Tron, Lieutenant Surgey's cutest right-hand girls! Don't underestimate us, or we'll make you hurt."

"Oh really?" the teenage samurai enquired, giving the two sisters a broad smile. "So you two are pretty close with Surge, neh?"

"That's right!"

"No doubt about it, nyah."

"Well, that's good to hear," she continued, readying her scythes at the sound of the sisters' crackling cheeks, "you can take me straight to him then."

Kansas
May 18th, 2008, 08:38 PM
The explosion of the voltorb came as no surprise as Clove watched the events unfold in front of him. A blinding flash of light then blackness. What happened then couldn't have been recalled for he had lost complete consciousness. His body was engulfed by the white light as the sound of buildings crashing down came from all around. Sirens blared and spotlights feverishly scanned the city streets for the intruders.

After a few moments, Clove finally blinked his eyes open wearily. He sat up, only to find he was lying in a bed of rubble. The rocks tumbled from his body as he flung his torso upright, looking around to study his surroundings. What he found astonished him a bit. He was a good 100 or so yards away from the gym, nestled in what appeared to be the lobby of a hotel, laying across a counter top. The towns people had apparently been much too frightened to move him from his position. He looked around cautiously making sure none of them had malicious intent before fluffing the rock dust from his hair and replacing the hat back on his head. He hopped down from the counter and looked around at the frightened towns people. What could he say to them? There wasn't much he COULD say... it would probably be better to just leave. He walked silently towards the door before he felt a slight tug on the rear of his dress shirt. A small girl had approached. He turned around slowly to see her holding his PLF communicator up towards him. He smiled and gently took it from her hands and leaned to to eye level.

"You're all going to be okay, just stay hidden and this will all be over soon. Don't come out until the noise stops, got it?" He said calmly to the gear. He stood up and turned and quietly exited the building into the night battle. As he distanced himself from the hotel he could hear the conversation from inside.

"Mommy, was that a super hero?"

"....Yes dear.... that was a super hero"

Clove grinned as he made his way but there was no time to sit and think about soft touchy moments. There were guards to take care of and Travis would no doubt make his move soon. Clove vanished into the night using Faint Attack, quickly appearing at the base of the gym once more. This time, obviously, there were no minor guards this time... it looked like the big boys had come out to play. The walked slowly as they surveyed the area, making sure no one came close. Clove remained hidden in the shadows, there was no doubt about it that they were the elites. Even if Surge went down, theres no doubt they would continue to fight. Theres no choice but to take them down. Clove slowly extended all of his needles as they pressed through his shirt, re-ripping the holes that had once been sewn shut. It was then that Clove's eyes caught sight of a mass of rocks falling over some enemies a distance away.

"Thats right... Jade had been right near me. She's a rock so she was no doubt not very effected by the explosion... but Tyranitar is part Dark...so that means..." Clove's thoughts were cut short as his beliefs became reality. One of the morphs finally showed itself. Long pointed ears. Yellow prickly fur standing on all ends. Electricity danced around the tiny tips of the jagged fur of the morph. A small wiry looking boy but a definite killing intent in his eyes, and they were locked onto Jade. He was ready to fire....Pin Missile.

The Jolteon Morph quickly extended its jagged fur on end and aimed its arms steadily at Jade.

"NO! A bug type attack would be trouble for her...CRAP!" Clove instantly vanished as the hail of needles sprayed from the Morph's arms.

Clove appeared under the bright spotlight, flinging his arms and firing a wave of needles from his own arms and countering the needles in mid air as the clashed and fell to the ground. It was only now in the brightness of the clearing that Clove could clearly make out the entirety of the Elite Guard. He surveyed them one by one. The Jolteon Morph who had just attacked, a Rotom Morph, with dark...almost transparent skin and a glow of blue electricity around his body and a slightly heavy set Ampharos morph with a large tail with sparks dancing around it, clearly the brawn of the group. He smashed his knuckle inside of his palm over and over and bright sparks cackled with each connection.

"So it looks like a high speed battle for two of them...and a slower opponent with the Ampharos. I'll have no trouble with the Ampharos but the only way to fight speed is with speed so I'll have to take care of them first. The team can take care of the others. So the fastest one would be...." Clove finished his silent analysis.

"You." He said aloud, eying down the Jolteon morph. "Lets dance, punk... FAINT ATTACK!"

The Jolteon laughed as Clove disappeared. "So thats how its going to be? QUICK ATTACK!" The Jolteon responded, instantly vanishing as well.

The two reappeared, clashing their sharp spikes and vanishing again, the appeared again, clashing and sliding backwards. Clove leaped into the air bringing his needles down in attack as the Jolteon jumped aside. While Clove recovered he noticed an aura of blue appear beside him. The Rotom morph appeared without seeming to have moved next to him, launching a shadow ball straight at him. Clove narrowly dodged as the Shadow Ball soared passed him and into the night sky before exploding in a purple light. There was no chance to watch as the Jolteon countered again with a thunder bolt. The lightning scratched and tore around the earth as it drew trenches of designs around the clearing. Clove dodged and moved avoiding the lightning best he could as the Rotom appeared again with another Shadow Ball to welcome Clove. He narrowly avoided it once more, sliding near the entrance of the gym. He stopped to breath for a moment at the relentless two way attack. He looked to see them standing together, sneering at their prey.

"They... *huff* stopped attacking... But why would they...*huff* stop so suddenly?" He said out loud but was quickly answered without words as a shadow loomed over him. The slower Ampharos morph was above him, fist ready. There was no time as the brute brought his fist down.

"FOCUS PUNCH!" The Ampharos roared as the fist screamed down to crush Clove.

quickly thinking, Clove jumped back into the air narrowly avoiding the bulk of the impact but the force of the punch remained. A crater formed in the earth as the shockwave from the force of the punch sent Clove sliding on his feet across the clearing near the edge.

"They gaged my speed and led me towards the big guy to launch an attack they knew would never hit me other wise... they've got excellent team work..." He thought to himself but his thoughts were cut short quickly as the Jolteon spoke.

"We know your moves... you're that runt trainer who fell for Erika and left her gym during the great reformation when we all fused with our Pokemon aren't you? Clove Wheldst was it? So you're trying to bring us down by using morph technology? awfully hypocritical don't you think? But it doesn't matter. You and your Cacturne were weak and combined together you two just make one big wuss instead of two separate ones. Stand down you two... I wanna take this punk myself." The Jolteon morph called to the other guard. They chuckled in response showing their compliance.

Clove listened to the morph... he definitely remembered him well, the cocky right hand man of Surge during Clove's days at the gym. Friendly inter-gym matches were held and they fought often since the two towns were so close. Jason Wandtky.... Him and that Jolteon had always taken advantage of Cacturne's massive weakness to bug type moves... it was time for revenge.

"You don't even deserve to speak Erika's name you filth. You're just an obstacle in my way." He said with a narrow tone. Knowing Jade was no doubt close behind him, he called to her. "Jade. Make sure the other two don't interfere. This ones mine."

Without wasting time for an answer, Clove fully extended every needle on his body as his eyes turned a deep sinister looking yellow filled with hatred. He quickly flung a fist full of needles at his target as the Jolteon did the same in a quick draw fashion. The needles clashed between them and before they even hit the ground, Clove and the Jolteon Morph, Jason, had vanished from sight. The high speed battle had begun.

Brad
May 19th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Brad lay on his perch, and rested for a long time. A half hour passed. None of the ground morphs could reach him, and after a few beers, the numbness was gone, his eye saw again, and he felt a bit better. He slumped, and a hole opened. A bag, black in color, was inside. The things Brad saw made him shudder with disgust.

It seemed Surge took innocent babies, fused them with Electrode, and killed them. Brad may have been cruel, but even he did not kill innocent babies. However, despite his disgust, Brad was also an opportunist. If he lit the corpses on fire, two things would be accomplished. One, his bombs would be replenished. Two, the babies would get revenge against their tormentors. Brad stood silent, feeling sorry for the bombs. They were cute, even to him. But time was wasting. Brad grabbed the other bags, and proceeded to bombard the ground once again. His load was lighter, so he easily avoided any upward shot beams of electricity. After half an hour, all forces in the sector were dead. He had four babies left, one from every bag. He flew down, and buried them. He even melted them a glass tombstone, and carved an inscription which read "Here lie innocent victims of Surges tyranny. May they rest in peace, knowing that their tormentors are killed. R.I.P Unknown Babies.". Brad cried a little- it reminded him too much of Orre. But his tears were short lived. Brad was tough- he did not cry for long. Soon, a shiny Rotom morph floated in. He was not an elite guard, for the badge on him said "Sectormaster: Northeast". Brad shot up into the sky, and the morph spoke.

"Hello, Charizard morph. I see you have beaten my army down there. I am the sectormaster here, and I am superior to the enemies below. They are all newly evolved, new recruits. This sector is new, and I am the only veteran here. I may not be elite, but considering your shoddy condition and weakness to electricity, I think I'll have an easy time. En guarde!" croaked the Rotom morph gloomily. Brad did not take kindly to insults, and he retorted.

"Well, Rotom, I may be weak to your predominant attack, but I too am a veteran of battle. Besides, you need to pay for your crimes. I may be cruel, but a scum who kills babies for bombs deserves to die. " Brad growled sharply. The Rotom decided to use Thunder. Brad flew low, but his opponent shot a well aimed Spark. Brad was shocked a bit. For an hour, Brad flew around, dodging his opponents attacks, except for a Thunder and a Shock Wave, which numbed his chest and wings. Both decided to go all out. The Rotom formed a blue ball of thunder, and Brad decided to use heat, fire and dragon energy to form a long dragon around him. Both flew outside.

They ran around, until they decided to charge at each other. Both yelled.

"DIE ROTOM! YEARRRRGH!"
"GO TO HELL, CHARIZARD!!!!!!"

The two masses of energy collided. Brad was sapped, and once again back to his original condition. However, the dragon ate the ball, and the Rotom was incinerated. However, it shocked Brad so bad that he couldn't move. Then, Brad went into cardiac arrest. Brad fell diagonally, until he reached the roof, which he burned through. Then, he fell right in front of Travis and Cecily. This time, there was no breathing. Brad was not dead, but he was darn close. Rotom had gotten a darn good revenge for his death.

Trainer Kat
May 19th, 2008, 07:56 AM
The moment she agreed, Cecily found herself being pulled away from the other members of their team. Travis spoke in a hushed tone, hiding his words from Clove. Of course, she had no intention of betraying the Smeargle morph, despite that her implication in his plan would mean going against Clove, whose opinion of her had already hit rock-bottom. And it was then that Travis said something that piqued her interest.

"Surge is crafty, make no mistake. He's got an alarm system set up throughout the city, if what he's doing here resembles his set-up in the Sevii Islands at all. If I'm right, one of the others should trigger it, oh... right about now." Like Travis predicted, a loud explosion echoed throughout the night. The blonde could feel the resulting tremors pressing threateningly against the soles of her shoes. This, however, wasn't at the forefront of her mind. Before the human bombs had gone off, Travis had said something that made Cecily wonder if he had had a run-in with Surge before. She refrained from pressing this point - if he had wanted her to know, she would know by now, and the last thing she needed was to have two higher-ups upset with her.

"Don't worry," she murmured. "I'm not going to say anything." When the words left her lips, she offered up a reassuring smile. Handcuffs in her hand, she prepared to follow Travis. Of course, things weren't about to go smoothly, as the Charizard morph came out of nowhere and landed in front of them, looking very deceased. Cecily looked down at the fallen dragon, blinking slowly. She knew the urgency of their side mission, and if the morph was indeed dead, there was no point in wasting time making feeble attempts to heal him. Instead, she lightly pressed her fingertips against the clothes on Travis' back, stepping over the neck of the beast. After all, they had precious little time left.

billie_lightning
May 19th, 2008, 02:22 PM
The feeling of victory always ended abruptly.

Just as Jade was feeling like nothing could get in her way, she caught sight of a smug Jolteon Morph in her perif. It only took her half a second to realize that this Morph would be more trouble for her than the rest.
Pin Missle.
Jade cursed under her breath as the time seemed to slow down, the needles glaring at her dangerously. Why had she been so blinded by her success? Didn't she realize that they'd find a weakness eventually?

Before she could flinch, the needles were shot out of the air by more needles. There stood, looking rather heroic in Jade's opinion, Clove with his needle-filled arms extended. Jade finally exhaled, having held her breath during those few seconds she thought she was done for. Thank God for Clove, she thought to herself. I guess I shouldn't be thanking God just yet...

It was then that she noticed the Elite Guard. The Jolteon, of course, a mysterious looking Rotom, and a Ampharous. Is Clove seriously going to try and take them all on his own? She was frozen in place as three took on one. Her hands began to glow a deep purple again, preparing to help her leader if he needed it, which seemed doubtful as Jade continued to watch the fight like a tennis match. He dodged just in time for even the most powerful attacks, but at least he dodged.
And then they stopped.
The Jolteon sneered and spat some ugly words at Clove; he didn't flinch but Jade knew well that these words would work him up indefinitely.

Her ears perked up as she heard her name. "Jade. Make sure the other two don't interfere. This one's mine," Clove turned his head slightly to shout back at her. She nodded, even though he could not see her, and focused on the other too. Quicker than she could comprehend, Omega took the Rotom off her hands. Less work for me, she smirked.

"Hey jerk!" she shouted as the other two backed away from their leader. The Ampharos turned to her slowly. "Ready to die?!"

"Spoke too soon"

She let loose an Earthquake but the sneaky Ampharos was already in the air, readying a Focus Punch. Jade may have morphed with a Tyranitar, but she was still quick. She shifted and sent a large boulder toward the Ampharos in mid-air, knocking into a nearby building.

Jade caught her breath; she was running out of energy. She checked the status of the Ampharos, to find him slowly standing on his feet. While his guard was down, Jade let out another Earthquake. A large chasm was made and the Ampharos lost its footing again.
I hope Clove is alright. She didn't have time to check if she wanted to stay alive.

Kansas
May 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM
before you get to far, Billie.... just to let you know. Unfortunately for the plot, brad already took the rotom morph down in 1 post -_-

please edit since its not there anymore? *sigh*

Sonichero190
May 19th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Reid was effected the worse by explosion, being right under it. He didn't think it would be that strong...he was now plunged deep in the ground, inside a crater about 5 feet deep. After a few gasps for air he slowly rose up and picked out a mushroom, though it was almost completely vaporized and dry he still could force it down, suddenly his scratches and wounds started to heal, but Reid still felt soar, he finallly is ready and looks around.

Jade and Clove were taking on about three morphs, and they weren't just the newbie recruits they were first fighting..."3 on 2 is...not fair..."He starts going their way, but notices that Jade took out a quick-feeted Ampharos and Omega killed a Rotom morph, leaving a Jolteon morph for Clove...Reid just decides to watch and sees if there's any way he could assist...

Phanima
May 19th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Unsurprisingly, the rodent twins were a lot weaker than she had imagined, yet for a reason beyond her comprehension, she was losing. Whether it was because she was still recovering from her last fight or because the other patrol Pokemon kept electrocuting her from behind, she neither knew or cared. The only thing she was focusing on was getting past these annoying pair of sisters. She had already messed up big time tonight and had no intentions of doing so again, not to mention she was already an hour late to the mission and that she would have to answer to someone she wasn't exactly on the best of terms with. The more time she spent confronting the Plusle and Minun-morph, the less time she would have assisting the PLF. Ironically, if she was able to subdue the twins, they would no doubt serve as invaluable guides to her and the team's ultimate goal; Lieutenant Surge. Although at this point, achieving this was looking quite difficult.

Pushed to the ground, paralysed and slightly charred, the Scyther-morph looked up at the twins with a furrowed frown. It was annoying and somewhat damaging to her ego that she was being bested by two kids. But then again, they didn't exactly fight fair so she wasn't hoping for a clean win anyway.

"Boy...you guys are really annoying," she huffed through berrated breaths, trying to calm her body's involuntary shaking.

"I told you, nyah," the Plusle-morph started with a smug smile before her negatively-charged sister finished, equally as confident, "if you don't take us seriously, we'll make you hurt."

Digging her hands into the ground, the Scyther-morph slowly but surely lifted herself back onto her feet, only to be knocked back by another electrified blow to the gut, winding and electrifying her at the same time. Falling back, she felt the second wave course through her body. Ordinarily, taking in so much electricity would be fatal for any Human being, but thanks to her Morph, she was still very much alive and kicking, although struggling somewhat. She did still have a horribly inconvenient weakness to Electric-Type attacks, so even though she was able to survive being electrocuted, taking in attack after attack was wearing her down something fierce.

Looking up at the source of the recent attack, she watched on unimpressed as the culprit returned an equally intimidating snarl. The Flaffy she had written off so easily before, apparently held grudges and now quite surprisingly showed her what for. Before she could react however, she felt the cold steel of the Magnetons' magnets locking her appendages in place.

"Well, looks like you're in trouble now, nyah," the red-toned rodent piped, "even if you are a Morph, you still have your limits."

"Can I play with her yet?" the Minun-morph enquired, now rather belated in enthusiasm.

"I guess so Tron, just don't burn her too bad, I don't know if Surgey wants them dead or alive yet, nyah..."

It was then that sirens could be heard, followed by a surge of light that easily engulfed the city.

"Ohh! Looks like the Elites are coming out tonight," Tron chirped, who had already gotten to prodding Plum's incredibly numb form with electrified pokes, "these guys must be causing quite a ruckus if they have to come out."

"Nyah, seems that way. I wonder what's going on over there."

"Well, at least we did our job, right? We caught one!"

"Stay here Tron," her sister suddenly started, a surprisingly determined look now gracing her cute features, "I'm gonna go see what's going on, nyah..."

"H-Hey! Wait a minute sis..." the Minun-morph piped before trailing off as she watched Elec run off towards the city, "phooey! Now I have to stay here and babysit you. What a drag..."

Now unable to feel most of her body due to the constant paralysis, Plum spread her lips into what she assumed to be a smile. It was at that moment that she finally understood why she was losing to the rodent sisters, despite their incredibly underwhelming strength. Along with themselves and all of the other patrolling Pokemon currently at the scene, their ability to subdue her stemmed from one simple move; Helping Hand. It became apparent to her the moment the Plusle-morph left the scene. She could feel the paralysis already diminishing as feeling returned to her body.

"What are you smiling about?" the Minun-morph suddenly spout, noticing her victim looking quite pleased with herself.

"Big mistake hun," she replied, her pupils narrowing into slits as she started to raise her bladed arms, her smile growing ever wider.

"Ohh phooey...this is gonna be bad."

Kansas
May 20th, 2008, 12:30 AM
The world seemed to slow down around him as Clove entered the high speed fight. They rushed at each other with incredible speed as momentary flashes of silhouettes could be seen of the two fighters in various locations but seemed to vanish in the blink of an eye and appear somewhere else. The two fighters clashed with obvious resentment towards each other from their past rivalries.

The two lined each other up in their sights, leaping through the air for another slash. They collided hard, displacing the dirt around them. The dust slowly cleared as the two were seen holding the other at bay. Clove stared down the Jolteon morph's cold black eyes as both morphs harvested intense hatred inside them. Their muscles trembled as they pressed against each other. Clove's spikes shined in the moonlight against the Jolteon's jagged fur.

"You've gotten a little bit of talent, Wheldst. But only a little bit. If you were foolish enough to think this was going to be a battle fought on your terms then you were sadly mistaken." Jason said grinning. His fur suddenly stood on end, cackling loudly as small bolts of yellow energy intertwined and jumped from end to end. "THUNDER!"

The electricity disappeared for a moment while Clove's anger filled face suddenly turned to a look of complete horror. The Jolteon morph's body erupted with energy that tore through the earth and blasted through Clove's body, lighting him up like a flash light. His body went soaring through the air, blasting through trees before hitting the ground rolling and skipping and flying through a vacant building. Jason hopped on his toes, cracking his knuckles as sparks jumped from the rough fur once again, still wild with energy.

"Thats the difference in our power, Wheldst! You may be fast... but you've got nothing to back it up! Speed is nothing without strength." He called to Clove, taunting.

Clove struggled in the rubble, once more shaking the dust from his hair and finding his hat. He placed it snugly on his hat, ignoring the comments.

"So he's just as fast as me...with that Thunder attack to boot...I'll have to use the full extent of my spikes to beat him, no more plain hits. He's got that electricity but i've got the one on one strength... Needle Arm...

Clove's spikes glistened in the moonlight before beginning to glow a pale white light. In a whisp of a shadow, Clove disappeared, rushing the Jolteon, catching it off guard. Jason threw his arms to block but sent skidding on his feet across the dirt. Clove wasted no time disappearing again as did Jason. Once again moving faster than the eye could follow except this time pushed in Clove's favor. The shining spikes of Needle Arm sliced the tips of the bristled fur with each impact. Finally another impact occured as Jason fell to the earth weakly, holding himself on his hands and knees. Clove fell from above bringing a glowing spike down for the finish. Jason leaped backwards, his fur bristling with electricity again. A much quicker electric attack, thunderbolt once again. Clove dodged the bolts again with ease as he slid to safety away from the dancing sparks.

The night was now slowly turning into morning as the mist settled in and the sun began to peak its head above the mountains. Clove scanned the area, exhausted after dodging the thunderbolt again.

"Where is he...." He thought through heavy breathes.

Suddeny the Jolteon morph fell from above, cackling electricity giving away his location as a blast of electricity from another Thunder fell from above, crashing through the earth. Clove narrow leaped away, rolling across the ground and avoiding the bulk of the damage.

"Leading with smaller attacks into a large attack... He's not even trying to fight with speed anymore. He's getting desperate. But another full force Thunder would probably end me, its strong... i'll give him that... Clove thought to himself as he stood back up, watching the opposing morph who was clearly also tired. Clove decided to give it one more go... this would be the last attack.

Clove jumped high into the air, vanishing mid air and appearing behind Jason. Clove slashed relentlessly as Jason attempted blocking. Clove's needles were all fully extended across his whole back at this point, swinging in anger as the Jolteon parried blow after blow. Finally, Jason was able to gain ground and block the Needle Arm with all his might. He grinned again as his fur bristled and danced with electricity.

"Same trap again, Wheldst. I already told you... THIS is the difference in our strength. THUNDER!" Jason's fur cackled as the mass of energy blasted through Clove's body once more. Jason's laughter could be heard over the devastation at his victory but as the dust cleared, Clove remained in front, a bit charred... but grinning, revealing spikes from his other arm that had been thrust into the ground.

"No. THIS is the difference between our strength." Clove replied weakly, glancing behind his shoulder at the now exposed morning sun and the illuminated spikes on his back. He pressed his palms to the Jolteon's chest. "You'll never hurt anyone again. SOLAR BEAM!"

A pale white-green light erupted from Clove's palms, engulfing Jason's body as a look of complete terror could be seen before he vanished into the blast which soared off into the sky. The beam of light slowly dissipated to reveal Jason standing completely charred as the lifeless body fell backwards, smoking.

"You're a fool. Relying on your heavy attacks too much. Once i saw how much you relied on the damage from that Thunder attack it was easy to get in and find your weakness. You were so arrogant but didn't realize you hadn't even seen all my moves. Your surprise from Needle Arm only went to prove you couldn't even come CLOSE to handling my strongest attack. All I needed to do was ground your thunder attack by transferring the electricity to the ground and dispersing it with my roots. From there it was just playing your arrogance. I commend you for surviving, but you wont be for much longer. Use your last minutes to reflect on your miserable life."

Clove dropped to a knee as his spikes retracted. Definitely no more energy to fight. He pulled himself under a tree to attempt to rest while the others carried out the mission. He could see the others already in battle, he had to try something. He couldn't just leave them to fight alone. He stood up and took a step, his whole body ached as his muscles gave out, causing him to fall flat on his face. He had taken a lot of damage... and as usual, the beam took what little energy he had left out of him.

"Damn...Solar Beam..." He cursed under his breath as he continued to struggle and stand.

Phanima
May 20th, 2008, 05:52 AM
"Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow! Be careful damn it!" the Minun-morph spat.

"Sorry for being so rough!" the Scyther-morph snapped back at her captive, securing the bonds tying the rodent's arms and legs together. "You should really be grateful that I haven't killed you yet you know?"

"Well, it's a lot better than being beaten and humiliated like this!" Tron cried in protest as she felt herself being lifted up into her opponent's arms. "Go ahead and kill me! If Srugey sees me like this, I'm as good as dead anyway."

"Aww, shut it kid," Plum started irritably, fastening her new guide under her arm, "I'm not gonna let anyone kill you til I find Surge, so don't get your knickers in a twist."

"Gee...that's nice of you," the negatively-charge sister sighed in defeat, "well I guess I can't do anything now but I'm warning you, when I find Elec, we're gonna make you pay for this!"

Shrugging off the girl's somewhat unimpressive threat, the Scyther-morph kicked down the last opposing Magneton guard and made her way back on track towards Vermillion. She was finally going to partake in her first official mission and she wasn't going to let some preteen wannabe Pikachu-morph stand in her way. After everything she had been through, it was finally time to show these newbies how to get things done and she was more than ready to do so.

"Hey, let me ask you something..." her captive suddenly piped, much to her surprise and irritation, "you're telling me to lead you to Surgey right? What makes you think I won't lead you the wrong way? I mean, I could send you straight into a trap for all you know..."

Keeping pace, the teenage samurai mulled the question over before heaving a sigh after deciding on an answer. In all honesty, she hadn't thought that far ahead, she just assumed that her opponent would honourably obey her orders after being defeated.

"I suppose you're right..." Plum admitted rather placidly, causing Tron to look up out of curiousity, "but I trust you'll lead me there anyway and even if you don't, I'll just kill you and find some other way there myself."

The Minun-morph gave her captor a bemused look but decided not to respond. Despite not wanting to admit it, she found the Scyther-morph to be somewhat respectable, at least in principle anyway. Still, she was more than upset with her current situation and continued to look out for any advantageous opportunities that might arise during their trek back into the city.

As they continued to approach the seaside city, dawn had already begun to break and soon enough, the night's shadows were also starting to disappear. Walking along the stagant path leading away from Diglett's Cave, a small flicker of light suddenly caught Plum's attention. Squinting into the distance, she struggled to analyse what was going on in the forefront of the city but failed to recognise anyone or thing significant. Still, she was sure about what she had just seen, there was just no doubt about it. Clove's Solarbeam had pierced the morning sky, meaning he was either in serious danger to have to use his signature move or was otherwise just showing off like an idiot. Either way, she was getting closer to her destination and hopefully wasn't too late to join in the party.

Sonichero190
May 20th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Reid still gaped from the strong Solar Beam Clove used, "Now I know what that light was....back at the entrance to Pewter..." He then ran to Clove, by the looks of it the attack took alot out of him, Reid looked inside his pocket, he had only one mushroom left and it was burnt badly, it would still be of use, but he'd have to run quickly to get more. "Well....maybe we won't need more after this...we're almost to the gym, and most of our team is still energized..."

"Need...some help?" Reid asked Clove, pulling out the burnt mushroom, "It won't taste good..."He warned him, "But you will recover..."Reid added, handing it to Clove.

Scarlet Weather
May 22nd, 2008, 01:43 PM
"Holy-"

Travis's curse at the sight of a dive-bombing Charizard- particularly a Charizard who he knew had recently been in critical condition- was interrupted by Cecily, who immediately tapped him on the back and stepped over Omega's neck. He made ready to follow her. While it was unfortunate, in all probability the operative formerly known as Omega was probably singing with the choir invisible. Then again, based on what Travis knew about his career before joining the PLF and some of his exploits as an operative, there was probably equal money on his dancing with the tango group diabolical. Travis had no idea why he imagined hell as a place where the damned were forced to dance the tango while watching clips of very poorly accomplished auditions for singing contests. For some reason, the image simply appeared in his mind whenever he thought the word "hell". In fact, if Travis was not currently occupied with thoughts of revenge, he probably would have given serious consideration to the thought of visiting a psychologist. No doubt that would be helpful. Before, however, he could finish stepping over what he believed to be an ex-Charizard, a flicker of flame caught his eye.

The tail flame was still lit.

Travis had never raised a Charmander himself, but he knew the stories. The flame on the Pokemon's tail represented its life force. If the flame went out, the Pokemon would die. But by the same token, if the flame was still burning...

He couldn't stay here, he reasoned. Omega had been through worse scrapes and survived. Surge was waiting. Surge the bastard. Surge the murderer. If he didn't go now, his chance would probably be wasted. He could just call for help, anyway. The other team members... no, that would do no good. They were probably tied up, metaphorically if not literally. Right now they were probably too busy to come help a wounded comrade. And the relief team was still in Pewter City- they wouldn't be able to reach Omega in time if Travis called for them. In fact, odds were that they had been ordered back to base by now. He couldn't rely on headquarters for assistance, then. It was either let Omega die, or move on and fight Surge.

Every fiber, every muscle in Travis's body tensed. His brain was whirring, thinking as it had never thought before. Of course, the thoughts were really just centered around one theme. Fight Surge, Abandon Omega... Save Omega, wait for Surge... but I'll miss my chance... he'll die whether I help him or not... but still... he looks like Andre... I don't want him to die... but I can't go, I'll miss my chance... Andre... why does he remind me of you? Nothing alike... why... Surge! Got to fight-no! Yes! WHY AM I SO DAMN CONFUSED?

"We can't go yet," Travis sighed, before kneeling beside Cecily. "He's still alive. And I can't let him die. Not again."

Not again? Why did I say that?

Oh yeah...

That time. If I hadn't run after Surge... If I hadn't tried to kill him when I saw the bolt hit Andre... I would have had more time. I might have taken him to the doctors sooner. He might have had a chance.

But that means...

It wasn't really Surge who murdered him in the end, was it?

No.

Can't think that.

Just save the damn Charizard.

Travis didn't know, or care, that he was crying.

He also nearly died because of it.

The bolt struck the ground where he had been moments before. If reflexes honed by battle hadn't kicked in at the sound of crackling electricity, he would have been an ex-Smeargle. That laugh... he turned.

The face was exactly as he remembered it, but perhaps a little older-looking. The hair that arched upward, melding with his fan-shaped ears was familiar. The long, cruel tail extending from his back was as well. And his slightly hunched back. But the army uniform was different, no doubt. He had changed the rank insignia. There was no longer a "lieutenant" decoration... Travis had no doubt it was now "general". So the bastard had promoted himself. It figured.

"Trash," the figure ordered, "Get out of my way. I have an old subordinate I mean to reclaim."

Travis glanced at Omega. He couldn't remember seeing anything in the Charizard's case file about being in the army, but he supposed it could be possible. Instead, he returned his attentions to Surge. "You came at a bad time. I was just wondering something."

"And that would be?"

"How many different ways I could kill you," Travis replied cooly, his eyes narrowing. "And I believe it's time that I figure out just which one of them I'll use."

And so, it began....

OOC: Yeah, I thought it was kind of funny, but... even with someone as cautious as Surge, now that he's this powerful why would he just sit on the sidelines and let his subordinates fight? Especially since he knows that Omega/Brad is out there, or someone using very similar abilities. And he would probably be interested in seeing if he can tempt him to THE DAHK SIDE, LOLZ. So yeah, I'll get to the fight in the next post, as soon as I work out the finer details. :3

Trainer Kat
May 22nd, 2008, 04:02 PM
The moment the lightning struck the ground, Cecily's cheeks began to spark with electricity. And she would have released the energy, too, had it not been for the tug at the back of her mind telling her not to. The words exchanged between the Smeargle and Raichu morph confirmed that it was Travis' fight. She became engrossed in their altercation. So much so, that she neglected to hear the figure behind her draw closer. In a flash, one firm hand clamped down on her mouth, the other wrapped tightly around her waist. And just like that, she was pulled away from the larger fight. Panicking, her cheeks sparked furiously, sending volts of electricity throughout her assailant's body. The grip on her body loosened, sending her falling down into the dirt below. She turned on her hip, overflowing with rage.

"You...you messed with the wrong girl." The blonde growled. Though the sun had begun to rise, faint shadows still hovered, reminding them that their time in the dark was not quite up, not just yet. This person...was cloaked with one such shadow, and, of course, Cecily couldn't tell whether this person was male or female. At this point, it didn't really matter. Though she was still seated, her body began to disappear, and, in a flash, she charged her attacker...obviously ready to use the speed of Quick Attack to her advantage. Her opponent was ready, retaliating with a stronger, though slower, attack. Tackle. The stalemate continued for a while, the two bodies bouncing off one another. Sliding backwards, Cecily released a bolt of electricity...Discharge. Another Discharge met hers.

"Damn you, just give up already!" Still, she received no response. And then, one of her Quick Attacks connected. Her body collided with her opponent's abdomen, pinning him to the ground. It was then that she was able to get a good look at his (she could now clearly identify him as a 'he') face. A messy pile of sky-blue hair topped his head, thin locks falling down into his face. His skin was pale, and his eyes, a piercing yellow. The color of a caution sign, she noted. And when she saw his face, she didn't have the heart to continue attacking him.

"You're...you were a trainer...in Volkner's gym...weren't you?" She vaguely recalled the boy using a Shinx, and it became increasingly apparent that this was the Pokémon he was fused with.

"...Yes." The other morph's words came after a pause.

"Why...are you..?" Cecily stopped momentarily. "Why are you working for Surge?" Her expression quickly transformed into a scowl.

"...He promised me power." He looked to the side, cheeks burning red. Cecily stood, offering a hand to the boy. She couldn't fight him any longer, at least, not with the knowledge that he'd once fought alongside Falkner. She looked away, eyes connecting with the fight brewing between Travis and Surge. Now, all she could do was provide moral support from the sidelines. Out of the corner of her eye, she noticed the Shinx morph, too, was watching the fight.

Silhouette
May 22nd, 2008, 04:20 PM
Denx was still walking slowly to the other side of town. From the other side of the building adjacent to him, three bright flashes lit up the boulevard he was on. The first two were rather spaced apart, with the sound of crackling electricity to accompany them. There was a brighter flash, nearly blinding Denx, with a mighty roar to back it up. This made Denx jump.

From around the corner, the group of Pokemon that had been previously chasing him rounded. The Magnemite started to light up, then shocked his allies with seperate bolts of yellow, typical lightning. He then shouted.

"Magnet Rise!" came out of the Magnemite morph's mouth. The other rodents around him started to levitate off the ground, and they flew toward Denx. His jaw dropped. He turned to run, knowing he had to stay in the perimeters of the scene. He really wanted to see what those flashes were, but had to run from these foes. He went around the opposite side of the building, jumping up and bouncing off a billboard. He wall jumped off of that to the top of the building, losing the mob temporarily. He glanced down, seeing Clove, Reid, Jade, and an anonymous Jolteon morph. And if it wasn't for Jade aiming her arms at the pile of rubble, he would've missed the Ampharos.

"OOOOOOF!"

One of the Shinx morphs from the mob flew up over the wall and unexpectedly tackled Denx. Before he made the same mistake as last time, he went to lower himself off of the roof. But, without warning, an Elekid morph slammed his underside, grabbing him and carrying him through the air.

"How the hell.." Denx slipped out, "how do you fly?" he emphasized. The Elekid glared at him with a smirk. It tried to toss Denx, but he wrapped his tail around the morph. He then swung around and jumped on top of the morph's head. Denx launched off, landing on top of a larger building.

"How do I keep ending up on these buildings?" he snapped to himself. There were three levitating Chinchou morphs behind him, ready to.. throw him off the building, he guessed. They joined there fin-like hands, and the sacs on there heads lit up. A triangular bolt of electricity slammed into him. With no way to ground himself on top of the building, he took the bolt full-force. The morphs then seperated, surrounding him and floating around him with an eerie dance. Up and down they bobbed, creeping Denx out. Without warning, one went in with a tackle. With a dead on hit, it knocked him into another tackle. This sent him to the ground of the roof. His face was just above the ground. He spat, and wiped his mouth with the remnants of his sleeve.

"Nice" he taunted, "with the use of levitation and three of you, you managed to get me to the ground," he finished. He looked around for a way to defeat the three, who had an already decided victory over Denx. He spotted a lightning rod.

Quickly, and without planning, he fled up to the top of the lightning rod. Sitting on the top, he taunted the morphs again with a hand signal, beckoning them up. They slowly made their way. The sky was clear, but Denx needed that to change.. and he would.

Through the night sky, he sent a blast of electricity up to the sky. Sudden bolts of lightning came down, striking the lightning rod. Not as powerful as lightning in nature, it was enough to summon the strength Denx didn't have. Small clouds formed above where the four were, lightning striking Denx with regular intervals.

"It's lights out for you three.." he muttered, staring blankly at the sky. Repeatedly, they sent waves of electricity at Denx, but like the lightning, they were coursed through the lightning rod.

"THUNDER!" He howled. Four bolts of lightning were stopped in mid-air. They seemed to dance for a second, then joined to make a single bolt. The bolt was directed at Denx. He would act as a channeler, with the help of the lightning rod, and even out the attack to the three foes. The Thunder attack struck Denx, and made it half way through the lightning rod. Eventually slowing down, the thunder cracked out the ball top of the rod. Three rays of equally powerful bolts struck each Chinchou, instantly frying them. Denx knew he had won, but this would be a short lived victory. He fell to the building, limp, but happy. He stood up slowly, his fur was very hot and still crackling with sparks.

But, over the far edge of the building, the mob rose up. Four Electric type morphs, and the Magnemite.

"Crap." Denx wheezed.

Phanima
May 22nd, 2008, 04:30 PM
The sun was already starting to rise and the PLF’s chances of using the night as cover were gone. Of course, their surprise attack had already been initiated long before that but any hopes they had of hiding themselves now were futile. From what she was able to get out of her adolescent captive, Plum assumed that time was running short and the revelation of Lieutenant Surge’s whereabouts would soon become apparent. If there was one person she wanted to fight, it was him, after all, she had been sent there under direct orders of the PLF to assist and support the current strike force and that was exactly what she was planning on doing.

“W-What was that?” the Minun-morph stammered in disbelief as she watched what appeared to be the remnants of Clove’s Solarbeam dissipate into the morning sky. “It was huge…”

“Yeah, well, I’ve seen bigger,” Plum spat as she picked up the pace, adrenaline-high and quite eager to join in the fight before quietly thinking to herself, “idiot…”

Making her way down the lined path, struggling somewhat with the weight of her captive, the Scyther-morph finally started to see the details of the electric seaside city, signalling her closing approach. They would be there in no more than five minutes if she maintained her current speed and as long as she wasn’t ambushed or sidetracked by anymore wandering guards or alarm Pokemon. If what Tron said was true, she would be face-to-face with Surge in no time.

“Mhmm…I wonder what Elec is doing right now?” the rodent suddenly piped.

“Baka! Don’t talk so casually,” Plum retorted irritably, “especially in a situation like this…”

“But I’m bored…” the Minun-morph persisted with a huff, “are we there yet?”

“Ugh…just shut up,” the brunette breathed as she broke through the city’s east entrance in a rather anticlimactic fashion before coming to a halt in order to determine her current position, “now, to find Surge.”

They had arrived in what appeared to one of Vermilion’s many back alleys. No doubt finding the city centre would give her a better idea as to the Lieutenant’s whereabouts but getting there was the problem.

“Well?! Where do I go now?” she asked her still bonded and slightly ruffled captive.

“Um…I’m not sure,” Tron admitted, taking in the foreign site, “I never really explored the city much, me and Elec stayed in the gym most of the time…”

Pouting, the Scyther-morph dropped the tied rodent on the ground before raising a bladed arm, paused for a second and then came down with the finishing blow. With little less than five seconds to react, all the Minun-morph could do was shut her eyes and wait for the strike. It then took her another five seconds to realise that it never came and slowly opened her eyes to see what had happened. Leaping to her feet, she saw that her bonds had been cut and that her captor had left.

“Geez…” she sighed, somewhat relieved but also a little insulted, “leaving without even saying ‘goodbye’, how rude.”

---

Now that she had ditched the deadweight, she was free to search for Surge without any restrictions. Thinking about it, she realised that capturing the rodent did little to nothing in aiding her pursuit of the target, except of course, waste quite a bit of time. Still, she had finally made it to Vermilion, which means she was close, very close. Meeting up with Clove was still a priority, seeing as how she was ordered to follow his orders upon arrival but that didn’t mean she wanted to. Fortunately for her however, something suddenly caught and deterred her attention, something that she could easily use an excuse for not following such orders.

Not too far away although quite a distance above her, a large mass of what appeared to be a Pokemon, appeared in the sky. Black in colour and bearings wings reminiscent of a Dragonite’s, although quite larger in size, the figure could only be one thing, especially considering her current location; it was Omega. Battered, beaten and bruised, the Charizard-morph started to fall and seemed unable to keep himself airborne.

“Omega?!” the Scyther-morph cried in surprise as she watched him burn into the building beneath him before falling through into its confines. “Damn it! What the hell’s going on?”

First Clove’s Solarbeam and now Omega had fallen. From what she could see, the PLF was getting its ass kicked. If she was actually going to help them, she had to find them and fast. Of course, that was easier said than done. She had no clue as to where the other members of the team were but if she could just follow the Charizard-morph’s decent, she might find the others somewhere nearby.

Shooting through the alleys behind the buildings, the Scyther-morph soon came to a halt in front of what she presumed to be the scene of Omega’s crash. Noticing a rather large melted hole in the roof of the building only backed her suspicion and without hesitation, the brunette launched a full on assault against the door, knocking it wide open. Stepping inside, four significant figures came into view, three of which she recognised.

“Oi Omega! What the hell happened out there?” she spout with a frown before noticing the Charizard-morph’s limp form on the ground between Travis, Cecily and the unidentified Raichu-morph. “Omega-chan?”

However, before she could even take a step, the sound of the newbie’s crackling cheeks suddenly resonated throughout the building. In a matter of seconds the Pachirisu-morph had started battle with a second unknown Morph, one she couldn’t tell the type of until he fell to her attack and was relieved of his cloak, after which the two seemed to make temporary peace and ceased fighting.

“Trash,” the Raichu-morph suddenly spoke to Travis, “Get out of my way. I have an old subordinate I mean to reclaim.”

Seeing the much more potent rodent fixate on the fallen Charizard, she knew she had to intervene but was beaten to the punch by the Smeargle-morph who quickly stood up to him. It was at that moment that she realised who the evolved Pikachu was; he was none other than their target and one of the eight reasons for the establishment of the PLF; Lieutenant Surge, or rather Commander Surge now.

Knowing Travis somewhat prior to arriving in Kanto through the PLF, she knew he had some sort of personal vendetta against the Commander, and if she knew anything else about him in regards to Surge, she knew he was serious about fighting him. Just her luck too, she had hyped herself all up before coming and now she realised she wouldn’t be fighting Surge at all. She’d respectively step aside to let Travis have his time with the Raichu-morph, but there was no way she was going to let him or anyone else harm Omega in the process.

billie_lightning
May 23rd, 2008, 03:08 PM
Focus Punch
As the fierce attack hit her, Jade cursed herself for letting her guard down. She had become entranced, after the Ampharos lost its footing, in the fight between Clove and the Jolteon. Clove always managed to find a weak spot and because of it he had her upmost respect. This was so much different than battling; when you're a trainer you have many pokemon to choose from, changing up your game is simpler. When you're a Morph it's all you have; it's a choice one must think about carefully. She believed she had chosen correctly; her Tyranitar was the strongest pokemon she possessed. It rarely met an opponent it had too much trouble with. She realized quickly that it wasn't her choice that would be her weakness.
It was her human traits.

She fell to the ground hard, rubble poking into her rough green skin. The Ampharos cracked his knuckles in an attempt to be intimidating. "You'd better watch it, or....you won't last long here!"
The Ampharos had to think out its threat and Jade was now under the impression that while he was very powerful, he wasn't the brightest lightning bolt in the sky.
"Oh? Is that so?" she snapped back, playfully.
"Uh....yeah," the Ampharos said, now looking a bit unsure of himself. He quickly began to charge up and sparks flew from his yellow body.

The Tyranitar Morph followed suit, her hands glowing purple. The two stared at each other until the tension was too much to handle and the Ampharos threw a yellow ball of sparks her way. She quickly threw a purple ball of dark energy to counter and the two collided in mid air creating a yellow and purple explosion.
"I'm rock, idiot. Did ya really think your electricity would do much?" Jade couldn't help but laugh. But the Ampharos did not find any of this funny when the electricity disappeared and he began charging up a new attack. A beam of light began to pulse from him and he laughed back at her.
"Everyone has a weakness!" he yelled, rather stupidly.
Signal Beam

Not another bug type attack! Jade's green eyes widen as the light came her way. She moved as swiftly as she could, only just missing getting the direct hit in the chest. Some of the light hit her forehead, sending her to the ground again. When she stood up she was very confused. Her vision was blurred and she shook her head to try and focus.
Where am I?
What's going on?
In her confusement another blow, this one unavoidable, hit her directly. She clenched her jaw, trying with all her might to at least focus her thoughts. I need to hit him. It can't be direct...
Sandstorm
Why hadn't she thought of it before? Confused or not, sandstorm couldn't hurt her. The Ampharos was consumed in the dusty storm as Jade shook away the uncertainty. Signal Beams were being fired here and there, missing her by at least twenty feet. "Where'd you go?" she heard the Ampharos roar. He was so blinded by ambition to kill her that he attempted to hit her in a huge sandstorm. What a pity.
She could see the creature flailing about, only a couple yards away, and she focused the energy she had left. Her hair came undone and swirled majestically in the sandstorm, only adding to the effect. She only needed to hit him once, hard, in a certain spot and he'd be done for. Quickly she changed her position so that she was behind him. The Ampharos had turned many times to try and find her amongst the storm. She took one boulder, unusually purple, and threw it right at the back of his head.

A loud crack was heard and the Ampharos fell to the ground, dead. Jade stopped the storm and examined the body; no blood, quick and clean. She turned away from her opponent and noticed something much more epic going on. Surge finally showed his face.
I should probably help.
She ran toward her allies, readying herself and hoping she had enough energy to move on.

Scarlet Weather
May 24th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Surge nearly keeled over laughing at Travis's comment. "So, you think you can kill me? Well, if that's not the funniest thing I've heard all day." Travis noted, with chagrin, that despite his laughter the General did not seem to have let down his guard. No matter what the general said, he was anything but a blowhard. His taunts were calculated to cause Travis to attack in anger and lower his guard, while convincing Travis that the opposite had happened. Surge continued his taunts, grinning angrily. "I suppose you're a new recruit into that PLF that's been causing so much trouble? Here to kill me because I took over your precious country, right?" The general grinned. "You're nowhere near ready to take me on. Come back in ten years, and then maybe we'll talk. For now, get out of my way."

Travis dropped to his knees to avoid another bolt of electricity. "Bastard..." he growled, "Don't make conclusions about someone you don't know!" Suddenly, his hand shot to one of his boots. Then, like a coiled spring being released, Travis lunged foward. Surge leaped back, barely avoiding a slash across the face from what looked like a knife, of the type issued to most soldiers. "Dammit," he muttered, lunging forward for another slash, which was easily sidestepped. Travis leaped back just in time to avoid Surge's tail, which came crashing down on the spot where he was standing just moments before, leaving a long crack in the pavement. Iron Tail, eh... and his tail has a longer reach than my arms. So close quarters is out of the question. Dammit! I should've been more subtle when I lunged! Now I've lost the element of surprise. Surge's tail crashed down again, forcing Travis to retreat slightly, hopping back a few feet. Readying himself, he made eye contact with Surge. As he did so, he held his knife at the ready and searched for an opening. If Surge relaxed his tail for a moment, Travis would be ready to spring. "You made one major tactical error, general," Travis commented, saying the last word with a sneer.

"Oh?" Surge asked, stepping back a few paces but still keeping his tail poised for counterattack.

"You thought I was a lower-ranking officer in the PLF, right?" Travis asked, still searching for a ***** in Surge's armor. "Well, not quite. My rank is actually about the same as... well, I think I lost track of it, but I guess you could say that my official rank is 'Special Forces Captain'."

"Special forces?" Surge echoed, searching for a similar weakness in Travis's defenses, "So you're here to assasinate me?"

"Actually, I'm just a freeloader," Travis admitted. "The Strike Force assigned to that mission requested my assistance. And since I knew that I'd be meeting you, I was only too happy to give it."

"Well, then..." Surge mused, his tail still at the ready, "So, why are you so interested in meeting me?"

"Have you forgotten?" Travis asked, slowly and deliberately. "I'm not surprised. Someone who's killed as many people as you have probably wouldn't remember one face out of thousands. Let me try to refresh your memory. I was the boy at the execution of the members of the Sevii Islands resistance. The one whose life you destroyed, along with his best friend. And now, he's come back. Back with a new life. Back with a purpose..."

Just then, Surge lowered his tail. It was only slightly, but Travis caught the movement and lunged. He felt his knife drive into something solid, but before he could celebrate a sharp jolt caused him to stumble backwards a few feet. He stared at Surge, who had taken a slight cut across the shoulder but was otherwise okay. Travis realized with a growing sense of dread that Surge must have dropped his tail on purpose, a bluff. He had shifted his weight at the last second in preparation for the strike, and it had barely grazed his upper shoulder. And the burst of electricity... Travis tried to flex his muscles. As expected, he found the task rather difficult. The electricity had been Surge's ability. He should have remembered that direct contact with a Raichu would result in temporary paralysis.

"Ah, yes... I remember you," Surge chuckled, as he stepped backwards to get a better look at Travis. "You were one of those journalists with the Underground Press. I suppose my bolt didn't quite finish your Smeargle after all, and more's the pity. It would have taught you not to stand up to me."

Travis breathed in heavily, trying to tense his muscles and overcome the numbing sensation of being paralyzed. "You murdered him! You induced a heart attack! If I hadn't bonded with Andre, he would have-" he choked before he could finish the sentence, tears threatening to renew themselves.

Surge smiled cruelly. "Well.... that's something I didn't expect to hear. Shouldn't you just admit to yourself that it was your fault that your poor little Smeargle isn't alive anymore?"

Travis choked again. "What?"

Surge smirked. "You idiot. As I recall, you came after me with my own knife then after I dropped it. Seems you haven't changed much since then," he added, pointing to the knife that Travis's fingers were still curled around. "And you forgot your partner. You didn't realize that he hadn't just fainted until after I punched you around a little. Sure, your PLF friends got you out. But if you had tended to your friend first... wouldn't he still be alive?"

"N-no..." Travis choked out, shocked that Surge, of all people, knew this. "It isn't true... I didn't kill him. I didn't. It was you. You tried to-"

"I tried to kill you, because you had a knife and were coming after me," Surge interrupted. "If you hadn't tried to kill me like that, I wouldn't have launched a bolt at you. And if I hadn't done that, your rat-friend wouldn't have jumped in the way of the bolt. Face it, kid: I'm no more of a murderer than you are."

"No... no..." Travis denied it, trying to step back.

Surge smirked once more. "And so it ends..." he growled, as he readied himself to lunge for a finishing attack. Suddenly, he stopped in his tracks, as if he was having trouble moving. "What!" he coughed angrily.

Travis would have taken the oppurtunity to taunt Surge if he wasn't still reliving his worst memory. Since the beginning of the battle, when Surge had tried to hit him with Iron Tail, Travis had been spreading Stun Spore. And it was finally taking its effect. Surge had now breathed enough in that it was seriously affecting his mobility.

Surge coughed for a few moments more, before forcing a grin. "Nice shot, trash-kid. You really surprised me there. I didn't expect something like that from a knife-fighter, y'know?" He smirked again. "Unfortunately, I don't need to move to finish my opponents off, especially if they can't move either." A golden glow suddenly surrounded the former Lieutenant before he lifted his hands and began channeling electricity into them. "I think I'll do you a favor, kid," he called over the crackle of the energy, "And let you die the same way your partner did, okay? Zap Cannon! Fire!" With that, he launched a massive orb of electricity straight at Travis.

Travis knew what he had to do. Just as Surge launched the cannon, Travis inhaled deeply and released a flamethrower. The two collided in mid-air, and the blacklash of energy sent Travis sprawling backwards as the electricity, its course changed, slammed harmlessly into the ground a few feet away from him. Just as he was about to breathe a sigh of relief, another crackling of electricity caused him to stare at Surge, just as the general released another Zap Cannon. With a pang of fear, Travis realized that Surge had a second Zap Cannon charged, and had been holding it back to fire directly after the first. He had no way of avoiding this one- he couldn't charge another flamethrower fast enough. Time seemed to slow to a crawl as his eyes tracked the movement of the electricity, which would no doubt kill him on contact by causing his heart to stop.

Just like Andre.

Travis closed his eyes, and a single tear ran down his cheeks.

Andre...

He's right.

I should have been there for you. I shouldn't have gone after Surge. I should have thought about saving you first, and getting revenge second.

Now it looks like I did the same thing, and I'm gonna die for it.

I guess I was really only going after Surge with his own knife so that I could avoid admitting that you dying was partly my fault. I wanted to convince myself that Surge was the murderer, and that I was avenging your death. I was wrong.

Andre...

...Sorry.

There was a flash. Travis opened his eyes. What he saw amazed him.

A white figure, with a long, brush-tipped tail, was in between him and the rapidly approaching Zap Cannon.

There was an explosion, and everything was confused for a moment.

"What?" Surge coughed, "I missed?"

Travis stared at the ground just behind him. It was charred. The attack... then it hadn't been Andre's spirit? Surge had just lost control of the second Zap Cannon?

Either way, it didn't matter. He knew what he had to do. With considerable effort, he pulled himself to his feet. The effects of the Static ability were fading, and some of the numbness was gone from his limbs. Suddenly, Travis flipped his tail, causing a stream of wet paint to arc from himself to Surge. Surprisingly, instead of staining Surge's uniform, the paint seemed to soak into him before arcing back to Travis's tail. Travis's face broke into a broad grin. "So..." he murmured, half to himself, "So that's how that works. Well, now... I'd almost forgotten how much fun it was to sketch things. Well then, let's see..."

Surge growled, as he began to charge another Zap Cannon. "Don't think this is over yet, boy."

"No, it isn't," Travis replied calmly. "And you're right. It was my fault. If I hadn't attacked you, Andre would still be alive. But I got to thinking..." Travis's eyes narrowed. "Even if it was my fault, I'm not the person I used to be. I got so used to thinking that Andre is dead, that he was gone. I forgot about something very important. I'm not just Travis Varias. I'm Andre as well..." Then, without warning, he let loose.

Zap Cannon was an unfamiliar move to Travis. His first time launching it felt like firing a cannon. The backlash from the attack caused him to skid backwards at least a foot. The remainder of his firepower crashed into Surge, causing the general to buckle and fall backwards. Travis smirked at his fallen opponent, some of his old smugness returning. "Well, that's a weight off my chest," he remarked casually. "Now that I know Andre isn't really dead... well, I guess I don't have much of a reason to feel guilty or to want to kill you personally, Surge." He nodded to the rest of the group. "Could one of you guys finish him? I think..." Travis wobbled for a moment before smiling and collapsing again, "I'm a little too drained..."

OOC: Jeez, all that effort, and I still didn't get this to come out the way I wanted it to. Oh well, here it is anyway. >.<

Phanima
May 24th, 2008, 08:07 PM
"Holy..." Plum breathed as she watched Travis smote the previously dominating Surge with his very own attack.

After witnessing the colossal fight she had to admit, the Kanto PLF wasn't as bad as she first thought. Of course, there were four high ranking members amongst them but she was convinced that they'd do just as well without their help, especially after today's events and what had transpired right before her. She wasn't the kind of person who'd admit she was wrong or give praise, as a matter of fact she would never do such things but after seeing Travis face his personal demons, she couldn't help but be impressed. Although admittedly, she did have half a mind of joining in the middle of the fight to give the Smeargle-morph a few well deserved whacks herself. If there was something she couldn't stand, among many others, it was when people doubted themselves. In a fight, there was no time for personal insecurities. She wasn't too fond of emotional fights either but she was guilty on more than one occassion with the latter, so she let it go.

"Could one of you guys finish him? I think..." the Smeargle-morph started before smiling as he began to fall, "I'm a little too drained..."

Having been cradling the Charizard-morph throughout the fight, Plum felt hard pressed about whether she should fulfill Travis' request, assist the Smeargle-morph himself or start lugging Omega to safety now that the fight was over. Looking around the desolate warehouse, she suddenly spotted the two other witnesses of Commander Surge's defeat; Cecily and the Shinx-morph.

"Oi! You two!" she hastily snapped, making up her mind and lifting the limp Charizard up into her arms. "Go help Travis and do whatever with Surge! I'm gonna get Omega out of here."

Struggling slightly with the Charizard-morph's weight, the teen slowly but surely carried him out of the building and into the new morning.

"Damn it Clove...where are you?"

Silhouette
May 27th, 2008, 07:48 AM
The pack slowly made its way to Denx, taunting him. They were good at it, too, Denx thought. He couldn't help but laugh, however, at how awkward they looked floating through the air. Denx looked at the pack, his vision blurred and containing doubles of everything. Eight, he counted. But since he couldn't see straight, he figured there were only four. All of the same morphs, minus the Shinx morph. He tried to get up, but came back down when he felt his back's pain.

"You look like a stupid version of Surge!" yelled a Minun.

"Join us, and you won't die!" an Elekid called.

"We could always use a spare battery!" the Magnemite finally chimed in.

"Hold it!" yelled the Elekid morph. He put his hand up to an ear piece that wrapped around his head, connecting to a mouthpiece, "Either the base is playing a sick trick on us, or we're in over our heads!" he finished.

"What is it?" the Magnemite questioned.

"It's Surge. They can't get ahold of 'im!" he yelled. Denx tried to get up again, succesful this time. None of the morphs noticed. He looked over the side of the building. Far to the left, he saw the gym, with a huge hole in the top. Through it, he could only see the floor. Denx then looked down to the side of the building. Nothing to escape with. He pulled out his phone, ready to send a message as to what happened, but closed it when he heard his foes.

" 'Ey, look! He's tryin' to escape!" the Elekid exclaimed. They all flew over, surrounding him.

"You guys wanna.. let me down or something?" he asked. They all looked at him, then looked at eachother, breaking out with laughter, "What, I can't fly like you guys!" he yelled, getting angry.

"It isn't flying, dimwit, it's levitating!" breathed the Pikachu through two chuckles. Denx sat down, ready to be pounded by his foes. He could hear some speech through the Elekid's earpiece.

It's been confirmed that Lt. Surge has ceased by unknown causes. Please retreat to base.

He could barely hear it, but could tell what he heard was true. The four of them stopped laughing, and looked at eachother again. This time, the were sullen and gloomy. Not even caring about Denx, they floated off over the other side of the Gym, out of Denx's sight.

"What about MEEEE!" he yelled, hearing an echo of himself. He covered his eyes from the bright, gleaming sun that made its way above the horizon. Pulling his phone out, he started to type out a message.

This is Denx. Apparently, Surge has been killed. I don't know if it was any of our faults, but I can guess it was. Anyway, I think I need help. I'm on top of a building, and I can see the front doors of the gym. I really can't explain more than that. Can I get some help?

He pressed send, and with a beep, the message disappeared. Closing the phone, he sat with his knees to his chest. His elbows were resting on his knees, and his head sunk. He started to doze off.

Kansas
May 27th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Clove lay face down in the dirt for a while, his body was exhausted from a battle like that, there was no getting around the fact that the Jolteon guard had taken quite a bit out of him. Not to mention he had gotten fried to a crisp twice. Even though he had grounded the Thunder attack... that only dispersed the bulk of the energy. That didn't change the fact that 10,000 volts had just shot through his body.

"Need...some help?" Clove heard from above him. Clove struggled to sit upright, looking for the owner of the question. Pulling out a burnt mushroom, the figure was revealed to be Reid.

"It won't taste good..."He warned, "But you will recover..." He said quietly, handing the mushroom to Clove.

Clove eyed the mushroom curiously. It didn't look very good...at all. But Reid seemed to be healthier than anyone here, and Clove didn't have much option if he held any hopes of standing within the next couple hours. He popped half of the mushroom into his mouth after eying it for a moment more. He chewed slowly rolling his eyes around his head trying to picture the taste before immediately grabbing his throat and standing up yelling.

"oh my GOD! where did you find that thing?! How can you eat all those?! This is just awful! That was worse than... than... eating shoe leather marinated in dog vomit! Or...no, that was worse than RENT on DVD... NO NO i've got it now. That mushroom. Was worse than watching an episode of Family Guy from the new season. That mushroom... was SO AWFUL. That I think it might even be worse then Panic at the Disco." Clove exclaimed while standing up straight, hacking and spitting all over the dirt.

He paused for a moment realizing how easily he stood up, and looked to Reid.

"Heh....looks like they work pretty well..." He said to Reid, scratching his head after impaling the mushrooms with insults. "...Thanks Reid, now lets go find out what all that noise was."

Clove sprinted towards the gymnasium, ushering Reid to follow. Quickly arriving inside the gym, he saw nothing he didn't expect. Lt. Surge on the ground unable to move. Clove flung his arm out, spraying a hail of needles, pinning the general to the ground making sure he didn't get back up.

"You wont be needing these, either." Clove said quietly, extending a spike on his right arm and slicing down, swiftly removing his feet from his legs. "Can't have you running away, now can we..."

Travis was also on the ground, and some others from the force standing and watching what had appeared to be a great battle. Clove sighed deeply before heading slowly to Travis' side. He kneeled next to his head looking at the fallen morph, he would be okay obviously, just worn down.

"You really messed yourself up, didn't you, old friend..." Clove said quietly to Travis so only they could hear. "You definitely put up a good fight." He added, lifting him up and holding him over his shoulder. He walked Travis slowly out of the gym in silence, heading to the morning air. Clove's PLF phone suddenly buzzed silently in his pocket. With his free hand, he felt inside his slim back pocket, lighting the phone and reading the message.

"This is Denx. Apparently, Surge has been killed. I don't know if it was any of our faults, but I can guess it was. Anyway, I think I need help. I'm on top of a building, and I can see the front doors of the gym. I really can't explain more than that. Can I get some help?"

Clove laughed silently to himself, while holding the message up for Travis to see.

"Heh... even the rookie is making a name for himself. I wont be able to call him rookie for much longer..." He said quietly.

"Come on everyone..." Clove called as he walked through to the clearing, seeing an old familiar face. Not really one he was too excited to lay eyes on.

"Its been a while Plum..." Clove said through a low toned voice. He didn't give her much more attention than that. He laid Travis down against a tree and flipped open his phone and spoke into it with his official sounding voice once more.

"PLF Headquarters. Commander Clove reporting in from the Kanto unit. The plan hit some snags but was completed at sunrise just as anticipated. Surge has been captured alive. I'll need a Class S morph containment team and make it snappy. I don't want another one getting away. Medic team is going to be un necessary as well. Also as of now, the Kanto Liberation Force...." Clove looked at his team and smiled a bit. He looked towards the harbor with sparkling water that stretched into the distance. "Erm... The Kanto Liberation Force will be taking the rest of the day off. Communication will be re-established in the morning." Clove quickly finished while the commander could still be heard yelling in the phone while he flipped it shut, ending communication. He looked at his team who all looked incredibly tired but also relieved.

"Now don't get all sappy on me." He ordered to the group. "You aren't off the hook yet."

He walked to the center of the group and watched them all. "You all fought well today. Despite minor hitches we did well but i have to say a few things."

He began by walking over to Travis and leaning eye level to him. Without warning, he let loose a swift punch across his face. "Don't you EVER put me in that situation again. Do you understand?! Its crap like that, that gets this team killed!" He screamed at Travis with his fist trembling. He spun around to Cecily as well. "And YOU aren't off the hook either. I'm glad you're making friends but you're still fresh. Don't be so reckless." walking away towards the others now, he switched his gaze to Plum and Brad.

"I don't know what you're doing here, Plum. But you better understand that this team is my call. Got it? And by the way, drop him. Brad. You're fine, get up, I know you better than that, cut the act." He scolded at the two.

"Jade, Reid, you fought hard, take a rest. And that leaves my final issue." Clove paused for a second taking a deep breath and contorting his face into an odd look of confusion. He held up his phone with the message showing on its screen.

"Someone needs to go help Denx... He's stuck on a building..." He said with a tone of voice that seemed aggravated and humored at the same time.

"All that aside.... Good job, PLF. Another town has been saved. Enjoy your time off, you guys earned it."

billie_lightning
May 27th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Surge has been captured. Alive!
And we get a break??
A genuine smile broke across Jade's face at the chance to sit and relax for once and because of their victory. It was a slightly shaky victory, but a victory nonetheless.
Travis got swift talking to; well, Travis got a punch in the face. Jade grimaced. She almost smiled when Cecily was yelled at but decided that she had really shown some courage, even though her actions were foolish.
Suddenly, she noticed an addition to their group. She was a Scyther Morph and looked rather intimidating. Her slightly torn clothes probably meant she met a problem or two on the way there. Clove called her Plum and didn't look very thrilled to see her.

"Jade, Reid, you fought hard, take a rest. And that leaves my final issue." Clove sighed. Denx was stuck on the roof, surrounded. If Jade wasn't so worn from her last battle she would have insisted on teaching some bratty electric type morphs a lesson; alas, she greeted the soft ground with relief and laid back, enjoying the view. Vermillion was rather beautiful, minus the rubble.

"All that aside.... Good job, PLF. Another town has been saved. Enjoy your time off, you guys earned it."

This is probably a good opportunity to get to know everybody, Jade contemplated. It didn't look as though anyone was up for talking, but she was determined to make conversation.
"So...where you guys from? I'm from Lavender myself."

OOC: I love Jade and her awkward social skills. LOL

Phanima
May 27th, 2008, 03:43 PM
The sudden voice literally sent shivers down her spine and in an instant, she knew who it belonged to. Only one person had such an affect and it was no surprise to her when his hollow yellow eyes, ridiculously green hat and overall dark attire came into view. Upon such a person rested another as the supposed leader of PLF entered the clearing where she now stood with Omega on her own shoulder. Giving her a simple greeting and nothing more, she watched on as he gently laid the worn Travis on the ground, propped up against a tree before retrieving his cell and delivering the team's current status and mission report.

Before long, as the Cacturne-morph chatted away, more members of the team started to arrive and it was then that she got her first look at the group in the flesh. Of course, not before her good ol' buddy Clove gave her and Omega some words of wisdom.

"I don't know what you're doing here, Plum. But you better understand that this team is my call. Got it? And by the way, drop him. Brad. You're fine, get up, I know you better than that, cut the act."

Without hesistation Plum complied, but not because of the Cacturne-morph's request but because he was really starting to tick her off. Laying down the still beaten Omega, she prepared to give Clove an earful of what she would normally consider a verbal beating, only to be stopped in her tracks by the now arriving members who awaited their leader's acknowledgment. Shaking in bother anger and frustration, she somewhat managed to control herself in an effort to not make a scene in front of the new recruits. She was modest like that. Swallowing her pride for the moment (so she could throw it up later in private with the Cacturne-morph), the hot-headed brunette folded her arms with a pout before giving the slightest nod of acknowledgment in response to her leader's comments.

"All that aside.... Good job, PLF. Another town has been saved. Enjoy your time off, you guys earned it."

The moment he finished, Plum swooped in for the kill...or rather the kidnapping. But before she could make a move, the Tyranitar-morph who she had felt attacking earlier started up. To her surprise, the girl seemed somewhat flustered, that or she was just socially inept, but continued in trying to make conversation regardless. Deciding to save her abuse for Clove at a more private time and place, Plum broke a serrated smile, bending forward behind the Tyranitar-morph and clasped a scarred hand on her shoulder, making sure her in-grown scythes faced away from the pretty girl's frame.

"The name's Plum!" she announced somewhat proudly yet with a hint of contempt. "I'll be helping you rubes out from now on as leader's...well, just call me his personal assistant. Right Clove-chan?"

Making up the last part of her announcement, she shot the subject a deathly stare in an effort to have him comply with her little story, all in hope of looking like good role models.

Trainer Kat
May 27th, 2008, 04:12 PM
“Clove…” Cecily had pulled PLF's leader away from the rest of the group (and incidentally, whatever abuse the Scyther morph had in store), momentarily leaving the Shinx morph, who seemed to have taken a seat on a rather large rock while he waited for her return. Her cheeks flushed, and her expression was one of determination. “I understand that what I did was careless. I violated protocol on…” It was then that she thought back to what Travis had told her, finally finding her answer and repeating it back to the leader. “…six different accounts. But despite all that, I’m not going to stand here and tell you I’m sorry, because I’m not. If I felt that what I did was wrong, I would apologize, but in my heart, I know I was right, and I can only hope that you come to see that.” With that, she nodded at him before turning and walking to Travis’ side. She kneeled, getting at eye level with him.

“Hey. I just wanted to let you know that what you did…it was really cool. Admirable even.” The blonde flashed the Smeargle morph a petit smile before continuing. “And, I know that I wasn’t…well, I wasn’t any help at all, but…I just wanted to say thanks. For including me. Even if you’d only intended for me to be a pawn in your plan, it still felt good to be needed for something. Glancing over her shoulder, she noticed Shinx begin to fidget, obviously tired of waiting. “I’ve gotta get back to him. I have some…things I need to ask him. About…Volkner.” She looked down before reaffixing her eyes upon Travis. “But anytime you need my help, I’ll be glad to do whatever I can.” Before standing, she placed the handcuffs in Travis’ lap, finally getting up and going back to the Shinx morph.

“That took you long enough,” he said with a sigh. “I was getting ready to leave.” Briefly, Cecily wondered if she shouldn’t have kept the handcuffs for use on the boy, but she quickly dismissed the thought.

“I told you, I had some things to attend to.” Pausing, she swept her platinum blonde hair up into a high ponytail, her bangs remaining plastered against her face. Despite being dirty from the mission, she still looked cute. “Now, I’m all yours. Because you need to tell me about Volkner. Everything you know about Volkner.” Reaching up, she grabbed the boy’s ear and pulled him along, eliciting a small yelp from the Shinx morph. He clenched his amber eyes tightly, allowing the girl to drag him a ways before arriving at a coffee shop. The early-morning attendees stared at the two (a few eyes lingered quite heavily on both their tails) as they walked in and settled into a nearby table.

“It’s…Eric, right?” The Shinx morph gave her an amused nod, clearly pleased that she had remembered his name. “Now…do you know what Pokémon he’s fused with?” Eric shook his head.

“No, I left before the majority of the fusion stuff began, so I can’t be any help there. In fact, there were two others who were fused after you, and I left shortly after that. If I had to guess, though, I’d say either his Raichu or his Luxray, since he seemed to favor those two, but I can’t really be sure.” He frowned, giving her a pensive stare. “I will tell you that when you left, he was not at all happy.” His words brought an amused grin to the Pachirisu’s face, reveling in the fact that her departure had drove Volkner crazy. Her mood quickly changed, however.

“Oh…um…does he…does he have a girlfriend, by any chance?” she asked hesitantly.

“No, he was upset when you left, but he didn’t seek out anyone else. I would assume he became preoccupied with power, but I wouldn’t rule out the fact that he missed you, either.” Eric offered up a melancholy smile. “After all, despite his somewhat tyrannical behavior towards the end, there was still something human about him. He wasn’t like Surge, he was more…” He paused, searching for the right thing to say. “It was more like he was just going through the motions, like his heart wasn’t in it.” He grinned. “I’d say he missed you, Cess.” The blonde rolled her eyes and scoffed at his comment.

She sure as hell hoped so.

Kansas
May 28th, 2008, 08:16 PM
“Clove…” He heard a voice call, pulling him to the side of the group. “I understand that what I did was careless. I violated protocol on…” She paused for a second, obviously doing calculations “…six different accounts. But despite all that, I’m not going to stand here and tell you I’m sorry, because I’m not. If I felt that what I did was wrong, I would apologize, but in my heart, I know I was right, and I can only hope that you come to see that.”

Clove sighed at her words as she walked to talk to a Shinx. He inhaled deeply, definitely frustrated with her antics. He patiently awaited her to finish her conversation, crossing his arms and tapping on his on his elbow with his fingertips. When she finished he walked over quietly, without saying a word he walked her to a small clearing and spun her around fast. Her typical look spread across her face, Clove wasn't one to take crap from anyone. He opened his palm, and gave a slap across her face.

*SMACK*

"I'll let that settle in for a second." He said to her coldly "You think you've got every little detail of whats going on planned out don't you. Emotions are going to be the best way to go and doing whats in your heart and what you 'know' was right. People are DYING Cecily. The sooner you realize how serious this is, the better. This isn't a god damn high school, Cecily, and i don't give a damn whats in your heart. Your naivety is going to get you and everyone around you killed. You think I don't know what Travis did or what he's capable of? I wasn't placed in charge of this team because i'm an idiot. Without my clearance Travis wouldn't have even gotten to fight him one on one. I put my job on the line in order to let him pull that ridiculous stunt. Start looking at the whole situation before you keep 'following your heart'. And don't ever mistake my kindness for ignorance again. Get out of my sight" He finished spinning around without waiting or expecting an answer and heading towards the shoreline.

He arrived at the beach walking slowly to its edges as the water rushed over his shoes before retreating back into the sea. The sea breeze blew around him with the morning air. He plopped into the sand and laid on his back, looking at the blue sky. He folded his arms behind his head a closed his eyes as he listened to the gentle lapping of the waves. He began talking aloud to himself in the peace of the silence.

"Emotions....who am i to preach about emotions. We'll be at Celadon soon and I don't even know what i'll do then. *sigh* Erica.... What am I suppose to do. You put me in a really crappy spot...But I guess until then i still have the others to worry about. Sabrina stands between me and you. I'm willing to take her down myself in order to get to you. I just need to talk to you... why did you join them....ugh... Erica....why..."

Brad
May 29th, 2008, 02:21 PM
The fall was a long one. The 100K volts Brad had took had really been like a kick in the crotch multiplied infinitely. Brad's nervous system was shot, and almost immediately, he went unconscious. Almost dead, he melted his way through the roof of the building, and lay on the floor. However, his unconsciousness was not all silence. A few choice words permeated his zapped brain. The first belonged to Surge, who said he wanted to retake an old subordinate. Brad, or rather, his subconscious, reasoned that Surge was the vaunted Nine Star General- Brad himself was a seven star, and the second person to ever do so. His destruction of Orre with his beloved Letter Force earned him that. Since SCOEIA had the first morphs, Surge brought it into the rest of the regions, with Blaine building new machines. Brad's subconscious also worried: the cat was out of the bag about his past. He couldn't remain completely secret, but he would only tell his most trusted comrades on the team, meaning the veterans. The second voice belonged to a weakened Travis, pleading for someone to take out an unconscious Surge. The third and final voice belonged to Plum, the fourth veteran. She was commanding the other bystanders to help Travis and kill Surge, while she herself dragged Omega to safety. Brad would have to thank Plum. He then drifted back to sleep, and woke up later, in front of most of the team.

"Huh... was I out?" asked Brad sleepily. "I heard voices. Plum, I know you heard Surge during the battle- his and yours were some of the voices. Come with me." Brad said quietly. Brad meandered a little bit away from the group, and revealed his secret. He could confide in Plum- she was a good enough person not to tell such a dark past to everyone.

"Look. I have many things to say. First, thank you. For dragging me out. I truly appreciate it." Brad said calmly, with a polite tone not often seen in his voice. "Second, I might as well tell about my past. I was a trainer until 14, but then... I joined a military organization tied to the governments of all four regions, before their overthrow. Until turning 18, I served in a group called the Letter Force. I was their commander, and this is where Omega comes from. My real name- and don't tell anyone else- was Bradley Matthews VII. It still is. In the Letter Force, in the group called SCOEIA, or Supreme Covert Operations, Espionage and Intelligence Agency, I helped invade Orre. It is common knowledge that Orre is a ruined land, filled with crime and hate and anguish. It wasn't always that way." Brad said long-windedly. His tone turned to calm, to informal, and with a tinge of ominousness at the end. He returned to speaking. "I was ordered, along with my 29 fellow morphed agents, to attack Orre. The attack was ordered on intel that said Orre wanted to take possessions like the Whirl Islands, Cianwood, and the Sevii Islands. So I went. I killed. I battled. I burned, pillaged and destroyed. And I lost any disconcertion towards battle. I am still haunted by one of my agents' death. When we found her corpse, it had half-decomposed. She had been raped. Burned, stabbed. The image shocked me, and I learned to obey and kill. When I got back, SCOEIA was disbanded due to internal struggle. Even the Letter Force disbanded. I am still in contact with all of the old members with any prowess. The weaker echelon separated out. I assume they found new homes, new lives, or death. Anyways, that is my past. I never knew why PLF didn't notice that the years from 14 to 18 were missing. I am not a bad person- my group was provoked, and lives were saved. Most civilians were evacuated. They now live in the Sevii Islands, happier." This time, his story was said with a bit of sadness, regret, a harrowing tone. His red eyes burned with sadness of his tale, with nightmares that never went dormant. His face was bent into a solemn gaze, his head bent downward.

"I hope that you do not think I am a monster- I did not kill any innocents. People who do that are absolute monsters. Goodbye- I'm off to find the liquor store." Brad tried to sound convincing, but his social skills were rusty. He walked away, and hoped that Plum could keep his secret. It seems amazing, considering his personality, but Brad trusted Plum. He actually trusted someone.

OOC:

Well, I posted. And I actually made use of social dialogue. Yeah... Brad needs more alcohol. It heals him, and tastes great! (To him. I don't drink.)

Scarlet Weather
May 29th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Travis slipped up behind Clove, who had snuck off to the beach for a few moments in order to meditate. Or something. Travis wasn't at all sure WHAT the Smeargle was actually doing. He just knew it involved sitting on the ground and muttering something about "Sabrina" and "Erica, why....?". Travis sighed. He had recovered fairly quickly after his battle with Surge, after downing an emergency ration of hyper-potion. It was his last one, and he hadn't meant to use it until he was on the brink of death and had no other choice, but it couldn't be helped. Even if the team had the day to rest, he wanted to be functional. Surge's guards were still in the city, and who knew how long it would be before they showed up and started asking questions? Travis felt nervous about the prospect of taking on an army- that was Omega's job usually, and Omega wasn't quite at his best at the moment. Instead of waiting around for a surprise attack, Travis decided to follow Clove at a distance- he wanted to wait until his old buddy in arms was alone before he said what he had on his mind. It was for this reason that Travis didn't intervene immediately when Clove slapped Cecily, leaving a mark on the young Pachirisu's face. He felt guilty, but there was no helping it. What he had to say was for Clove's ears only.

"Mind if I join you?" he asked, tapping Clove's shoulder lightly as he sank into the sand next to his friend. "I'm not quite in the mood for a drinking party with Omega, and spending time with Plum is kind of like hanging out around a living buzz-saw." It was half-true: Travis didn't particularly want to hang out with either of the two, and barring the other newbies that was his only option. He flopped down beside the Cacturne morph with a self-satisfied grin. "You know, you were really too hard on poor Cecily. I told her that what we were doing was against regulations, and I guess she thought that meant you didn't know. I really was planning to go behind your back anyway. It was only luck that Surge showed up the way he did." He sighed, scratching his head. "But, you know, now that Surge is gone, I wonder if I really have a reason to stay in the PLF. I mean, I know I said that I'd kill the gym leaders for what they did..." he paused, lost in his thoughts for a moment, then changed the subject. "Say, what about Erika? I know that normally we'd have to go through Saffron to fight her, but that's gonna be kind of problematic. They say that before she changed, Sabrina was the strongest Kanto leader, y'know. Wouldn't it be better to double through Cerulean and take Misty down first? We can get access to Rock Tunnel that way."

A wave broke just outside the shore, causing Travis to smile in admiration. "Vermillion really is beautiful, right? Reminds me of back home..." he mused. "I wonder what Mom and Dad are doing right now..."

bkzasazin
May 29th, 2008, 09:26 PM
OOC: sorry this post is not that long my others will be longer, i just didnt want to bunny anyones characters with the introductions or anything.
IC:"PLF Headquarters. Commander Clove reporting in from the Kanto unit. The plan hit some snags but was completed at sunrise just as anticipated. Surge has been captured alive. I'll need a Class S morph containment team and make it snappy. I don't want another one getting away. Medic team is going to be un necessary as well. Also as of now, the Kanto Liberation Force...." echoed the transmitter given to the Nidoking morph as he turned down the sound and started to get ready to leave the head quarters.

"Ezekiel, are you ready to be deployed and start your mission to aid the Kanto units attempts to subdue Kanto's corrupt gym leaders?" said a deep voice from behind the Nidoking morph. "Yeah, so...am i going to be briefed now or later on the current situation?" asked the Nidoking morph dazing out in thought. "Later, as of now the Kanto unit is waiting for us on the beach in Vermillion city so we can take their captive. Commander Clove said theyre taking the rest of the day off so we are unaware of the next destination, whether it be Cerulean, Celadon or Saffron is unclear. The main priorty is to get you allied with your unit and apprehend the captive gym leader. I will escort you to the containment units vehicle now for deportation".

As the Nidoking morph sat in the vehicle deporting from Headquarters to the beach in Vermillion he stared out the window, lost in thought. "I cant believe all this is happening so fast..just two days ago me and Dante were our own beings and now we are fused, and being deployed for war. Whatever thought, its for the sake of Kanto and Avelyn" thought Ezekiel to himself. "This really is gonna be something to deal with, i just hope we can handle this Dante...i believe in you and your strength i always have.."


The vehicle entered Vermillion city headed towards the beach. Sifting through the sand like a rattlesnake in the dessert, It came to a sudden stop. "Lets go Ezekiel, its time to meet up with your commander and the rest of your unit". "Damn, where here already?..Oh well..time to meet the others...lets just hope theyre all not arrogant." thought Ezekiel.

He stepped out of the vehicle and started to walk through the sands towards the other morphs. He saw a Cacturne morph and a Smeargle morph sitting next to eachother in the sand isolated from the other morphs. Assuming the other 2 morphs wanted some privacy to do whatever they were doing, he walked towards the group of other morphs to introduce himself. "Where is surge?" asked a member of the containment unit in the distance, as he continued to approach the group.

"Hello, Im Ezekiel, im a new addition to the unit." said Ezekiel calmly but with a hint of nervousness in his voice as he approached the others.

Phanima
May 30th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Before she could receive any input from the group, Omega pulled her to the side at which he pointed out that he had heard her voice among others during the sturggle against Surge. Seeing the Charizard-morph's more docile side as he started to thank her, Plum couldn't help but grin. Of course, as he continued to explain his past, she could feel her attention slipping but not because he was boring or anything like that but because she had an incredibly short attention span. However, considering it was Omega, she forced herself to listen, with a few "ohh"s and "uh"s in between pauses. By the end of his recount, she had learnt quite a bit about his past that she could otherwise never have found out through some case report or biography, these were his own personal confessions. Thus, being the only one to hear such emotion coming from the Charizard-morph, made her happy.

As he finished justifying his case, the older teen made way to leave, stating he would be running an errand by the nearest liquor store before regrouping. But before he could take off, the Scyther-morph quickly ran up behind him, locked her left arm around his neck and punched him hard on the head, a broad and cheeky smile spreading her lips.

"Listen Omega-chan," Plum started in a matter-of-factly tone, casually hanging off the larger Morph's back as if it was nothing to the boy, "what's happened in the past is past. I'm pretty stupid so I don't understand a lot of things and can only look forward. So as far as I'm concerned, you're not a monster, no matter what happened back in Orre. You're strong and fought for what you believed in, right? You don't have to explain anything, be proud and stop getting all soft on me!"

With that, the Scyther-morph leapt off the Charizard's back, giving him a dangerously supporting smile before making her way back to the group. It was then that she heard the unmistakable sound of flesh hitting flesh. Looking over towards the commotion, she spotted Clove finishing off whatever kind of rant he had been spouting at one of the newbies before turning on his heels and heading off towards the shoreline.

"Oi Clove! Give the Pachu a break!" she shouted, her comment falling on deaf ears. "Geez...what's his problem now?"

Preparing to go over to the Cacturne to give him her own kind of abuse, she was stopped in her tracks by Travis, who swiftly accompanied the leader down to the shore. Huffing out of annoyance that she had lost yet another chance to confront the boy privately, Plum decided to redirect her attention to the victim of his guidance. Striding up to the girl and the still undecided Shinx-morph, she gave the girl known as Cecily a hard stare. Seeing the slight reddening in her cheek from Clove's slap, the brunette heaved a tired sigh as she put her bladed arms on her hips.

"Whatever Clove said..." she started without much emotion, "is right Pachu. Just follow his orders and do what he says. That bastard knows what he's doing and is without a doubt the best agent here...and that's hard for me to admit, so don't piss him off."

Cocking her head, she gave the girl a light smile before finishing, "But if he ever starts to pick on you again, I'll beat the crap out of him, okay?"

Now turning to the awaiting Shinx, the Scyther-morph's expression immediately changed. "And what the hell are you still doing here?" she started, making small waving actions with her hands at the rodent. "Shoo...go away."

Without much more thought, Plum double backed towards the group to the same place she had been dragged away from earlier. Plopping herself down next to Jade before wrapping a casual arm around her socially awkward neck, the Scyther-morph patted the Tyranitar for a late 'job well done'. It was then that a new Morph suddenly appeared before them, bulky in size and covered in what appeared to be external armour.

"Hello, I'm Ezekiel, the new addition to the unit."

Despite his size and appearance, the Nidoking-morph seemed somewhat timid. Of course, just by looking at him, she could tell he'd be a great asset. Now if she ever needed a meat shield during battle, she didn't have to look far.

Sonichero190
May 30th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Reid was frozen from the mouthful of insults thrown at him by Clove because of the mushroom, but shook it off, he knew that it may have tasted bad from being burnt by the explosion, but he didn't know hw would hate it that much....

"So...where you guys from? I'm from Lavender myself."He heard Jade say,

"Viridian..."Reid answered back quietly,

Reid then remembered that he should stock up with some more items.

"I should...after all, they refill us at maximum energy when we eat...they are easier to get than potions." Reid thought about it for a few moments and then started off to Diglett Cave.

As Reid came to the entrance of Diglett Cave, it suddenly started raining out of the blue.

"Odd....it was clear and nice a few seconds ago..."Reid shook off the thought and headed inside the tunnel.

All of a sudden he stepped in something....gooey? Reid looked down to see what he stepped in and saw a stange pile of muck, and then he started to realize....

"Ambush!"The Muk morph raised up and trapping Reid in it's poisonus glop, he felt it cover him almost to his head.

Reid struggled against the morph, but the harder he struggled the woozier he felt,

"Ah! Ah! Ah! Mistress Misty want's you alive, but if you struggle I'll cover you head to toe...and that won't be fun for you will it?"The Muk chuckled, forcing Reid's body to walk.

"Force Palm!"Reid growled fiercely, but all his hand did was pass through the Muk,

"Force Palm! Force Palm! Force Palm!" No matter how much he tried nothing happened.

"That tickles! Why don't you do more than your stupid light trick if you really want to harm me!"The Muk laughed at him,starting to engulf Reid's head.

Reid grinned "You asked for it...."Reid's body started to glow,

"Aura Sphere!" Twos balls appeared from Reid's hand, he then stuffed it into his stomach,

The Muk felt strong pain as it takes the hit, but this didn't harm it, it just made it madder. "That's it! I was gonna take you quietly but now you made me angry!" The morph started covering Reid's mouth,

Reid felt woozy and started feeling tired, he fell into deep sleep quickly,

Reid's body stiffly was forced out the other end of Diglett Cave and neared Cerulean City.

Kansas
May 30th, 2008, 01:47 PM
"Mind if I join you?" a voice from above Clove came softly. His eyes wandered to the sky to see Travis taking a seat next to him. I'm not quite in the mood for a drinking party with Omega, and spending time with Plum is kind of like hanging out around a living buzz-saw."

Clove winced at the sound of Plum's name. He could have almost forgotten that the PLF assigned her to his team. If anyone knew how ridiculous she was when it came to any situation, it was Clove. Travis continued to talk about Cecily and the little plan the two of them had.

"Travis... We're friends, and you know that. You don't have to go behind my back to do these things and I know perfectly well that you're capable of handling yourself. But you're bringing fresh recruits into this isn't what i wanted. We have a strong team... a really strong team, theres no denying that. They were all exceptional trainers and perform even better synced with their partners. But raw fighting talent isn't a substitute for good judgment. This isn't just defeating gym leaders, this is a war. A war which we're definitely the under dogs. I didn't mean to be hard on Cecily, i just worry about the team and their safety. If anything were to happen to anyone on the force I don't know what I'd do." Clove said calmly as he looked out over the water.

The two sat in silence for a while before Travis piped up again. "Say, what about Erika? I know that normally we'd have to go through Saffron to fight her, but that's gonna be kind of problematic. They say that before she changed, Sabrina was the strongest Kanto leader, y'know. Wouldn't it be better to double through Cerulean and take Misty down first? We can get access to Rock Tunnel that way." Travis had clearly been thinking about this for a while which was a relief to Clove that he was at least taking the situation seriously. Clove couldn't help but let out a heavy sigh at the mention of Erica. He didn't respond for long time as memories of her face and old times at the gym flooded his mind.

Vermillion really is beautiful, right? Reminds me of back home..." he mused. "I wonder what Mom and Dad are doing right now..."

Clove chuckled at the sudden change of topic. Travis seemed ot know the right things to say. Clove recollected his thoughts and sat up, leaning forward on his knees.

"We aren't going around. Leaving Sabrina for later is just going to leave us tired when we fight her. We're heading straight north in the morning. Taking out Sabrina is going to open their eyes and take out a massive pillar of power in Kanto. Although... I'm a little worried. I checked the files we have on Saffron city and our eye in the sky satellite." He paused for a second and returned to a serious look on his face. "Don't tell the others yet...but we're in for a fight. Sabrina managed to block our visuals using a massive psychic barrier around the city as soon as news reached saffron of Vermillion's downfall. Her power has gotten immeasurable and she's growing stronger..."

Clove hated to give the gloomy news but he had to share it with someone. Exactly what they were getting themselves into.

"We'll need to move extra careful... her strength is frightening. The labs have calculated her powers in measure to normal pokemon. Although only two attacks have been confirmed from her from spies. Hyper Beam and Focus Blast... not two things i want to run against. In mathematical terms, her focus blast has been condensed to the equivalent of 10 atmospheres of pressure in a 3 foot ball... and her Hyper Beam...*sigh*" He paused for a moment as he let the information sink in once again for himself. "The strongest hyper beam ever recorded was from Lance's Gyarados 5 years ago during the last pokemon league tournament. It had enough force to shatter an Aggron's protect in the blink of an eye and plaster the pokemon in a 200 foot crater in the side of a mountain 5 miles away...The PLF measured Sabrina's' at roughly 10 times that, much stronger than my Solar Beam... They gym leaders are preparing themselves for us, Travis. These fights aren't going to be as easy, and they're playing for keeps now..." Clove was trying his best to mask his fear of fighting type attacks, especially one of the magnitude but knew he probably wasn't fooling Travis in the slightest. Suddenly and without warning, a thick rain covered the city and began to come down in sheets.

"Wasn't it just perfectly sunny a moment ago?" Clove wondered aloud. He quickly stood up, turning to the team. The new recruit had arrived with the containment team. The leader of the team rushed to Clove almost on cue, giving him a debriefing of the situation.

"Sir, we have contained Surge and proper procedure has been taken to make sure he stays powerless. We'll be leaving now. New recruit, Ezekiel. He's in your care sir, I know you wont let him down." The man finished his debriefing with a salute and left to the containment vehicle. As they left Clove called to the team.

"Hey team! Lets get out of this rain and find an inn we can stay at for the night. We've got a lot of planning to do, anyone who isn't here right now we can call on communicator when we find a place." He said as he approached the team with thick water droplets pounding down on them. He turned to the armor clad recruit who had just joined them. "Ezekiel was it? Welcome to the PLF Strike Force. I'm your commander, Clove. Nice to meet you, now lets get outta this rain, shall we?"

billie_lightning
May 30th, 2008, 03:18 PM
"Hello, I'm Ezekiel, the new addition to the unit."
Jade had been somewhat of a failure when she tried to conjure up conversation and so turned eagerly to this unfamiliar voice. A Nidoking, she smiled. "Hey there!" she popped up from her gloom, "I'm Jade. Nice to meet you." It would be nice to have another bulky Morph on the team; she hadn't really connected with any of her teammates and she hoped that maybe she could find a friend in this Nidoking Morph amongst this chaos.

It began to rain. She hoped it wasn't an omen. "Hey team! Lets get out of this rain and find an inn we can stay at for the night. We've got a lot of planning to do, anyone who isn't here right now we can call on communicator when we find a place," Clove chimed from behind, Travis following close. He, too, greeted the new recruit. She began to follow her leader but tried to stay in the back of the crowd; she needed to think.

This entire thing really got her mind realing. I've never been this close to death before, she thought to herself. It was only figurative but that last fight with the Ampharos had woken her mind to a morbid reality. Slowly she took out her communicator. At first she only stared at it but as the tears began to invade her eyelids she started dialing. Her eyes were closed as the phone rang; it seemed like eternity passed before someone finally picked up the phone.
"Hello?"
Her eyes opened, a tear managing to escape, and her heart beat stopped. She couldn't find words.
"Hello?" the sweet voice spoiled her ear drums and she felt herself falling in love all over again.
"Hey Oliver" she finally managed. The one she left at home; the one she was fighting to protect; the one she loved more than anything.
"Jade?" his voice cracked and she couldn't help but laugh at his innocence; so pure for a 17 year old young man.
"Yeah. Hey, I...." she searched for words, "I needed to hear your voice again," she confessed honestly.
"It is nice to hear yours. Oh, God, I've missed you so much," he also confessed. "Are you hurt?" Oliver asked, suddenly panicked.
"No," she lied, just then noticing a sharp pain in her forehead, "I'm fine."
"Jade, when are you coming home?"
Her heart ached at his longing, "I don't know Oliver. I mean, if we keep getting lucky like we have been then maybe soon. I just don't know."
He sighed and she could practically see his pout in the other end of the line. "Oh," was all he could manage.
"Look, I dunno if I'm even supposed to be calling you on this thing so...."
"I love you."
Her tears finally won and she didn't have the strength to wipe them away. "I love you too"
"Stay strong, Jade. You're all I got," and the call was disconnected.
You're all I got too
She finally wiped her tears with her rough skinned hands, hoping her teammates didn't see her crying.

Brad
May 30th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Plum listened intently as Brad did the impossible- poured emotion out. His facade was flawless- everyone, even Travis, Clove, the clever ones, bought the fact that he was a reckless, drunken idiot who fights with big explosions and mass murder. His real personality was kept under wraps- he was much more elegant than what everyone saw. Before Brad could leave, Plum got him in a headlock of sorts, and replied to his secret. Brad had wanted to bond- he had always yearned for some companions after he lost constant contact with his Letter Force comrades- and it looks like he may have accomplished it. Plum talked in a matter-of-fact tone, and she was somewhat open to admission that she was not the sharpest scythe in the field. But she sounded comforting.

"Listen, Omega-chan, what's happened in the past is past. I'm pretty stupid so I don't understand a lot of things and can only look forward. So as far as I'm concerned, you're not a monster, no matter what happened back in Orre. You're strong and fought for what you believed in, right? You don't have to explain anything, be proud and stop getting all soft on me!" Plum said. Brad then flew off, contemplating the comment.

"I never thought I was a monster. I just need their trust and friendship- genocide isn't usually well recieved. At least I only killed evil with evil... I'm glad Plum is around. She doesn't need explanations, elaboration... I guess simplicity is beauty in some cases..." Brad thought. His thoughts were sometimes gentle, but years of death and gore had hardened his mind. He flew through Vermillion, but no liquor store could be found. He decided to just go flying. He loved flying, the air rushing past him, the serene sky acting as a calm counterbalance to the turbulent tangle of facades and secrets that he lay immersed in. Brad just flew. He then saw a familiar shape- the S.S. Anne. It was docked in a cove, in disrepair. Brad flew in, his sunglasses on his eyes. His fedora and what little alchohol he had left was in his bag, which he kept on his leg. He had left it for the battle, but had gotten right before Rotom. He raided the cruise ship, stocked with the best cognac, bourbon, brandy, champagne, and vodka the world had. It was all in great condition, still fresh, and at the best caliber. By his age, Brad was a connosieur of alcohol- an alcohol snob, if you will. In the same room, he found a torn poster. On it was a reminder of his past, 8 years prior.

"Come see the worlds best battle of wits! Sabrina vs. World Champion Brad Matthews- who is smarter? Who shall win? It's the chess match of the century!"

It was an old reminder. Brad was shocked, but also nostalgic. On that ship, he not only beat Sabrina in chess, he beat her in battle, and his Charizard even survived her Hyper Beam- by the skin of his teeth. Brad loved chess- a game of strategy, the best military game in history. Such an elegant game, Brad thought. He knew Sabrina hadn't played since him- no one else was a match for either of them. Brad awaited fighting Sabrina again. The nostalgia was staggering. However, as the memories of chess started, so did the rain. Brads elegant, chess-playing side would have to lay dormant just a little longer.

Everyone was gathered, including a new rookie. Brad immediately assumed the disguise of his rash, arrogant form once more. The facade could not crack, or a chasm of secrets would burst. Brad pulled out his cup, a crystal skull with no scalp. He had found the skull in Orre, and, fascinated, he brought it home, and found it made a great glass for bourbon, brandy, cognac and vodka. He poured the bourbon, and drank. The energy felt great.

OOC: Yes, I know, Brad is supposed to be a lone rider. And he is. But every needs bonding, and besides- looks aren't always what they seem...

Sonichero190
May 30th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Reid woke up to find himself on a small isle in the middle of a big pool, inside the pool was so many water type morphs, he couldn't even count.

"How do you like my gym?"A female voice said,

Reid heard the voice echo through the room, he looked around to come face to face with a woman with Starmie-like features, the most notable was that most of her body was covered with a thick gray shell except fror her head and she had a giant red gem at the middle of her chest.

"I am Gym Leader Misty, and you must be part of the group that's trying to get rid of me and the rest of the gym leaders aren't you?"The Gym leader said smirking,

Reid sneered and then looked towards the door, if he could just...

"You think you're gonna be able to get out thateasy? All of the morphs in the pool will tear you up before you get close!"Misty laughed, noticing Reid look at his only chance for escape,

Reid just looked down into the pool to see that there were many water types swimming around, he saw that people could even morph with the biggest of pokemon, which really wasn't going to help him,

"Now what should I do first....interrogate you? Or torture you? I'll be thinking about that tomorrow..right now I better get some sleep...bye idiot!"Misty said cheerfully and walked off, leaving Reid alone with a pack of Sharpedo circling around his small isle.

"Damn....I should of seen it coming...Should I show my sorry face to anyone after this?"Reid pulled out a communicator that was somehow left unharmed. Reid stared at the electrical device with unease and looked around to make sure no one saw, and then turned on the link and sent a message.

"Attention...I got stuck in a dilemma...I am-"Reid suddenly felt a strong blast of water soak his communicator and smash it into a wall, he stared at the Sharpedo below him. The Sharpedo then did another strong blast, soaking Reid.

"This sucks....."Reid sighed deeply and started to think up a plan to get the hell out of this gym.

bkzasazin
May 31st, 2008, 11:51 AM
"Hey there! Im Jade. Nice to meet you." said the Tyrannitar morph all of a sudden and it kind of shocked him because he didnt expect the first person to respond to be a Tyrannitar morph, he thought she would be more rugged. "Nice to meet you all too, Im a nice person despite my appearence seeing as im fused with a Nidoking. Me and Dante...we are nice people we just like to protect our friends and stuff, so if anyone was wondering if im unfriendly or arrogant im not, only saying this because i wouldnt like to get off on the wrong foot with anyone here"said Ezekiel back to the group smiling reassuringly.

It started to rain as the rougher looking Cacturne-morph walked up and introduced himself. "Ezekiel was it? Welcome to the PLF Strike Force. I'm your commander, Clove. Nice to meet you, now lets get outta this rain, shall we?"said the Cacturne morph. "Nice to meet you too, ill try my best not to let you down.." replied Ezekiel as they started walking to the town. "Yeah sounds like a good idea, im not a big fan of the rain" he added.


After being greeted by his team members they started to head back into the city because it started raining.

If i heard correctly, Clove said we were going straight to Saffron city next..perfect way to start out, the psychic morphs in that city are going to be a problem thought Ezekiel to himself as he walked back into the town with the unit.


He looked back and saw that the tyrannitar-morph known as jade was trailing behind the group and was trying to cover up the fact that she was crying. He thought about it for a moment "ehh, she probably doesnt want to be bothered right now.." but decided to trail behind a bit just so the tyrannitar morph and him walked side by side so he can ask anyway.

"Rough day huh?" he asked quietly. When he didnt recieve an answer he decided to take a chance and ask the question he really wanted to ask. "Hey, im not trying to be nosey or anything..but is there anything you want to talk about? im here if you need someone to talk to" he asked in a calm, quiet, and friendly tone while smiling lightly.

billie_lightning
May 31st, 2008, 08:46 PM
"Rough day huh?"
Jade was shaken from her crying frenzy by a concerned voice next to her. She had been so caught up in her thoughts that she hadn't even noticed the new recruit make his way stealthily toward her. She didn't know what to say but wiped her tears out of embarassment.
"Hey, I'm not trying to be nosey or anything..but is there anything you want to talk about? I'm here if you need someone to talk to" he asked in a calm, quiet, and friendly tone while smiling lightly.

She shrugged, putting on a smile, "Thanks, it has been a rough day. I'm just..." Jade's voice cracked and she tried to stop any more tears, "We're heading to Saffron next and it's right next to my home town, so I'm just a little worried about someone I care about. He's a major reason I even joined the PLF. I didn't want to start a life with him yet if it meant living in this madness," she gestured around them at the rubble, "But I'm also here because if there's anything in this world I can't stand it's selfish, power hungry tyrants ruining everyone else's lives, you know? Injustice is disgusting." Jade clenched her fists. "It's what keeps me going," she confessed and left it at that, not wanting to talk Ezekiel's ear off.

Why is everyone else here? What gave them the initiative to morph, changing their lives forever, to save the lives of an entire nation? Four entire nations?! Did they leave someone at home, too? Were they betrayed? Is it revenge? She glanced over at Travis as she thought this. Jade was exhausted but if there was anything she'd never run out of, it was determination.

OOC: hahaha, sorry about my extra cheesy posts. I'm just in this weird, 'cheesy-narrative', mood. Forgive me? Please? =D

Silhouette
June 2nd, 2008, 02:15 PM
CRASH

..zzzt..

The Riachu morph sent a strained bolt at the base of the lightning rod. Since the lightning rod would only absorb the electric, he directed it at the base. Hopefully it would work, Denx thought. It stood there for a second, the supports crisped as could be. It still wouldn't come down. He walked up to it, and kick the fried supports. As planned, they crumbled into dust and came down with a crash. The lightning rod came out by itself, popping out from the impact. He grabbed it. Fairly long, he thought, must be at least twenty feet. It was pretty heavy, too. He grabbed it, and started to run toward the edge of the building. The rod stuck into the ceiling, and Denx lifted off the ground. He arcked through the air, and slammed down on a building across the boulevard down below. This building actually had a fire escape.

Running down and finally reaching the ground, he stopped and wiped off a sweat.

"Whew.. I'm getting pretty good at this mid-air crap.." he huffed grumpily. He went to the front of the gym, but no one was there. He circled around, but still no one. His eye stung for a second, and Denx recoiled. A rain drop had hit him in the face. He couldn't feel the rain, but he could certainly see it now that he was reminded. He was so tired that his senses were nullified. He walked like a zombie down the alley behind the gym. There was no one here, definitely. He went back out front to investigate what happened, but the scene was just a huge blur. He was too tired to comprehend much. From Viridian to here, he had only gotten a minute of sleep. It didn't help he hardly got any sleep the night before meeting up with the PLF. He doubled over, holding his stomach. It started to ache horribly.

That damned mushroom and doughnut really don't mix He thought to himself.

He sat there with his hands over his stomach, and the pain miraculously vanished. He got up slowly, and stepped into the empty gym. The lights were still on, blaring down on an obvious battle scene. The lights vanished for a split second, then returned. He turned around, but there was no one messing with the light controls. They were off for a second, then on. This time, he found himself on the floor, sprawled out and head throbbing. He must've fallen, he thought. He must be losing conscious. He sat up, but came down when the pain in his stomach came back.

It wouldn't be stress.. I don't believe. What the-- ow..

He groaned. He couldn't get up, couldn't move, couldn't yell. He laid there, staring at the ceiling with intense pain.

"I need an Aspirin.." he said aloud. He gathered energy, and stood up. "Or an Aleve.. Tylenol would work well, too.." he struck up a conversation with himself.

"Even a no named brand.. *grunt* ..That hurts.." he was walking. He didn't like that gym. He was staring straight ahead, when a transparent figure stood there. It was the Riachu he morphed with.

"Denkaa, what are you doing here?" he yelled. "I thought you were a part of me, now! Get back in me!" he yelled furiously. "Oh, I can't stay mad at you.." he said, holding his arms wide, expecting a hug from it. Finally, he fell over unconscious.

bkzasazin
June 2nd, 2008, 04:01 PM
Jade had shrugged, putting on a smile, "Thanks, it has been a rough day. I'm just..." Jade's voice cracked and it sounded as if she was trying to stop any more tears from comming, "We're heading to Saffron next and it's right next to my home town, so I'm just a little worried about someone I care about. He's a major reason I even joined the PLF. I didn't want to start a life with him yet if it meant living in this madness," she gestured around them at the rubble, "But I'm also here because if there's anything in this world I can't stand it's selfish, power hungry tyrants ruining everyone else's lives, you know? Injustice is disgusting." Jade clenched her fists. "It's what keeps me going," she finished. "Wow, im from just outside Saffron so basically you can say im from Saffron too. I hear ya though..i joined because my sister got attacked by a few psychic morphs trying to come invade my house, she got badly injured and my Nidoking charged after one of them, but that was before we fused..." lead on Ezekiel. "Much like you im here because im facing injustice and i just dont want anyone else getting hurt like my sister did you know?...im just scared because one of Dante's main weaknesses is psychic types and Saffrons indefinatly gonna be full of them..i just dont want to let anyone down you get me? im not that kind of person. Everything will be fine dont worry about it, i got your back..we're a team right." he said with the same friendly smile. "Lets go catch up to the other, dont let that stuff get in your way and dont let it bother you everythings gonna be fine." Ezekiel reassured as he started to walk up.

Why do i say things im not too sure of..i hope i didnt mislead Jade into thinking this mission is gonna be easy..if anything ill do my best to protect her along with the rest of the unit. I need to stop thinking negatively though..were gonna get through this right Dante? he thought uneasily.


Catching up to the rest of the group he felt a little different. He glanced at the Charizard-morph uneasily. Theres something not right around here..im a newcomer and all, but i just have a bad feeling about a couple of people in this group...maybe its because i didnt give them a chance yet, so i wont make it too obvious yet.


"Hey wait, wasnt there a Lucario-morph with the group as well?" he inquired as he looked around the group, confused.

Phanima
June 3rd, 2008, 04:36 AM
"Hey team! Lets get out of this rain and find an inn we can stay at for the night. We've got a lot of planning to do, anyone who isn't here right now we can call on communicator when we find a place."

Low and behold, it had started raining, a perfect way to start the day and celebrate their current victory. Heaving an irritated sigh as rain started to fall, the Scyther-morph brought herself to her feet, embracing the downpour. It'd help wash away any lingering dirt and soothe her tired body. However, if she stayed out too long, catching a cold would be inevitable, even for a Morph, so taking Clove's advice, she began scouring the buildings surrounding the clearing for an appropriate place to rest.

After five fruitless minutes of searching for a place that would be suitable for a well deserved break, the teen gave up. Picking out a random building right in front of her, Plum tred over to the quaint single-storey structure and attempted to bust down the door in a hastened effort to escape the rain. To her surprise however, the moment she threw herself forward into the barricade, it opened, causing her to land flat on her face inside what she soon discovered to be the city's Pokemon Center.

"Ugh...that smarts," she breathed, holding a hand up to her bruised face as she picked herself up, "damn it all, why's this place unlocked so early in the morning?"

"Welcome to Vermilion City," chirped an ever familiar voice belonging to the resident nurse and general caretaker of Pokemon, "this is a Pokemon Center, we're open twenty-four hours a day."

"...Kinda figured," Plum spat before noticing the nurse's unnatural disposition in comparison to the state of which the region, let alone the city was in, "uh, excuse me, are you alright?"

"Hmm? Of course," she replied sweetly and without hesitation, "is something the matter?"

The Scyther-morph gave the nurse a serious look; something just wasn't right about her.

"Well, for one thing, I'm part Pokemon, doesn't that surprise you?" she inquired rather forcefully, flashing her dangerously serrated teeth, bladed arms and bony protrusions.

"Oh, I just assumed you were another member of Commander Surge's platoon, is that right?"

Something definitely wasn't right about this woman. Not only was she already familiar with Morphs in general but she also knew that Surge had become one as well, meaning she would be more than aware of the current situation of the city. Yet she seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Vermilion had just now fallen.

"So, you know Surge fused with a rodent?" Plum continued, eyeing the nurse as she went about arranging the lobby.

"I'm aware that he Morphed with a Raichu, yes," she happily responded.

"Then I should tell you that we just beat the snot out of him and are about to haul him back to the Pokemon Liberation Force," the Scyther-morph announced rather threateningly, "he's been endangering a lot of people's lives..."

"Oh my...what happened?"

"Huh? Wait...so you don't know what's been happening out there?" Plum asked, now quite annoyed with how the conversation was playing out.

"I'm sorry," she apologised with a swift bow, her expression now that of genuine concern, "I've been taking care of Pokemon and Morphs who have been injured from protecting the city under Commander Surge's request. I never knew anything about him hurting people..."

Hearing the her sincere words, she couldn't help but trust her. Breathing an irritable sigh, the Scyther-morph shook her head before giving the nurse a cheeky grin.

"Don't worry about it! Everything's fine now, I actually just came in to see if there was somewhere I could take a bath and wash these clothes."

Pinching her soaked and rather skimpy robe, the teen flashed the nurse a bright smile. Her initial composure returning, the nurse swiftly led the Scyther-morph into what used to be the trainers' dorm, a small corridor of rooms for wandering trainers. Towards the end of the passage laid a bathroom with several cubicle showers, opposing what appeared to be the laundry on the other side.

"Please take care inside," the nurse started with a smile, "I'll prepare your clothes to be washed as you shower, a temporary bathrobe and towel are available within the cubicle. If you need anything else, feel free to ask."

With another swift bow, the nurse left Plum to wash up, which she was more than willing to do. Besides, they still needed to prepare for their next mission but even more important than that, she needed some one-on-one time with Clove. Whether or not he still remembered or even cared about their last actual meeting was irrelevant, she just needed to talk to him, and if all went well, she'd be able to beat him senseless too.

Kansas
June 3rd, 2008, 03:16 PM
The group wandered through the steadily increasing rain fall until Plum had finally found the pokemon center which she carelessly attempted to break the door of, resulting in the embarrassing face plant into the door.

"She hasn't changed one bit..." Clove thought to himself as he watched the rest of the team walk in.

"Hey wait, wasnt there a Lucario-morph with the group as well?" Clove heard from in the group, it was Ezekiel. Clove quickly scanned the team double checking the observation.

"you're right... Reid is gone." Clove responded

He quickly reached into his back pocket, retrieving his communicator and flipping the screen open. A map of Vermillion flashed open, showing a cluster of dots marking the team in the pokemon center and one lone dot in the city, marking Denx's location, but Reid's dot was nowhere to be found. He flipped the phone shut, thinking for a moment.

"That communicator signal is traceable anywhere on this planet, the only reason I wouldn't be able to locate him is if it were destroyed...this isn't good. Just when we caught a break too..."

Suddenly a shadow outside the window caught Clove's eye. He slipped out of the center and into the now downpour of a rainstorm. A figure was barely visible through the sheet of water. As Clove strained his eyes through the water to see the figure clearly, it suddenly vanished, appearing right in his face.

"Impossible! I couldn't even see its movements!" Clove thought in horrified astonishment.

The figure revealed itself at the close range of inches in front of Clove's face. A small button like nose and pointed ears with a drooping yellow scarf like object around his neck. A Floatzel morph. Orange eyes glared into Clove's as silence was only accompanied by the drone of thick rain drops pelting the town.

"You've surely noticed by now." The Floatzel finally spoke.

"Noticed what."

"We've got your little morph comrade. The Lucario."

"You bastard..."

"You aren't in any position to to be name calling, Clove Wheldst."

"How do you know my name."

"Were you really so dumb to think that you could take down Brock and Surge and the other leaders wouldn't notice? How foolish. We know all about your little rag tag group and all the tricks you've got up your sleeve. But we didn't come here to gloat of our power." The Floatzel explained.

"...We?" Clove responded surprised.

The morph snapped his fingers as all sorts of shadow shrouded figures moved through the thick rain with incredible speed, encircling the two as they talked.

"What the hell. I can't track any of their movements..." Clove thought in his head as his began to extend his spikes. Without warning a figure streaked past and disappeared into the rain's cloak once more. A small cut opened on Clove's face and blood trickled down his face.

"I don't recommend trying that, Captain Wheldst. You're completely surrounded and Miss Misty takes very good care of her subordinates." the Floatzel explained.

"...Misty? That explains it... the sudden downpour, the untrackable speed. It has to be Swift Swim. So you're here to show me what Misty is capable of. Rain Dance from miles away tucked back in your little hideout in Cerulean." Clove inferred through gritted teeth.

"Bingo. You aren't as thick headed as you look, and this is just the beginning of her strength. But thats not all. Misty wants you to come. Bring your best. That is... If you want to save your little runt half dog morph. Funny... he's half human but he definitely whimpers like a dog."

"You son of a ---"

"Now now Clove, save it for later. You'll need it. You have specific instructions. You will advance to Saffron tomorrow as you have planned. If you try to detour, we will kill him. Understood?" The Floatzel said, snapping a finger again. Another morph darted past them, instantly disappearing into the rain again. Another cut appeared across Clove's face which dripped blood slowly.

"Understood. You're not going to survive our next encounter." Clove said through a low voice. His hollow yellow eyes began to glow an intense yellow as the whites of his eyes turned deep black.

"I'll be looking forward to it, Captain Wheldst. The name is Raizel, don't forget it." He said with an arrogant tone as he backed into the downpour, fading from clear vision. He tossed an object at Clove which clattered on the ground at his feet. Raizel then waved his hand into the air and instantly the circling figures vanished from sight. Raizel followed soon, disappearing into the rain and leaving Clove standing alone outside. He wiped the blood from his face, flinging it into the air as he leaned down to pick up the object and head back inside.

He stepped back into the center, drenched from head to toe. His eyes still housed their yellow and black hue of hatred. He tossed the object onto a nearby table as small pieces still fell of it. It was Reid's communicator.

"Everyone rest well. We move out first thing in the morning." Clove said with a stern emotionless tone.

billie_lightning
June 4th, 2008, 02:38 PM
They had made their way inside the nearest Pokemon center when Ezekiel pointed out that Reid was missing. Jade felt ashamed that she hadn't noticed, caught up in her own problems and worries. Where was the poor guy? The rain turned from sprinkles to pouring in a matter of seconds. Their leader stepped outside.

A Chansey came up to Jade and looked at her curiously, but only for a moment. Then it began working away at a wound on her forehead, happy as could be. She smiled at the helpful Chansey; she loved a pokemon's happiness. It seemed to be the purest kind that existed. She was handed some pills for the pain, which she took immediately, and looked over the rest of the group. Denx was still struggling to get back to them, Clove and stepped outside, Plum was in the center somewhere, and Reid was missing. Just when we thought we had a break, Jade sighed heavily.

When Clove came back in he threw something onto a nearby table and he was soaked. Jade looked to see a communicator in pieces. Was it Reid's? Their leader looked determined but rather frustrated about something and Jade knew at once that something was wrong. Something was not going as planned. Where is Reid??

"Everyone rest well. We move out first thing in the morning." Clove said with a stern emotionless tone. She nodded and her thoughts were racing. Maybe he got kidnapped. We'd have to rescue him! But we're headed to Saffron...we can't disobey orders... Ever second the rain outside became more intense. She would not be looking forward to when they had to face Misty. She'd been lucky thus far when it came to weaknesses, minus the close encounter with a bug type move earlier.

"Clove...where's Reid?" it was too quiet for her liking and Jade knew everyone was thinking the same thing.

Kansas
June 21st, 2008, 12:00 AM
"Reids been kidnapped. We'll be moving north through Saffron, get ready for a hell of a fight, they know we're coming." Clove responded to Jade in a stern voice.

"Ugh i expected to have trouble with Sabrina but now that Misty is involved too, this could get dirty. Some of the team might not make it..." he thought to himself as he calmed his nerves. The glow in his eyes dimmed as he stood over the table stewing over a plan.

He walked slowly to a seat next to the window where a heavy rainfall still blanketed the town. He shoved his hands in his pockets, staring into the gray sky.

"How could things have gone so wrong so fast...this is unbelievable but we've got to get Reid back no matter what...UGH the conflict burned in Clove's mind as he slammed a fist into the table. He quickly flipped a chair around, sitting and leaning against a table and relaxing.

"We can't do anything until morning, might as well make yourselves comfortable."

Sonichero190
June 21st, 2008, 05:37 AM
Reid was trying to sleep when the doors to the gym opened...some of Misty's goons were back from where ever they went...

"I wonder...if these morphs ever sleep?..."Reid was trying to make an escape plan by any means..but being surrounded by energetic fish didn't help, he looked over the edge to see if they were still kicking...and of course they were.

"These morphs are on a full night shift...I am almost out of ideas...."Reid sighed, he also wondered where those other morphs went while he was brought here....But he couldn't think right now. He'd think in the morning...

Silhouette
June 23rd, 2008, 12:07 PM
Denx found himself walking, though he knew he was unconscious. Somehow, when he was out, he found the strength to walk. He was hunched and aching, but seemed somewhat better now that he had some rest. It was raining harder since he had passed out, but that didn't stop him. He scanned a road from an intersection, seeing if he could find some way to find the others. The town seemed desolate, empty. There was no one in sight, and certainly no Pokemon, either. Everything seemed to be at a maximum point of silence.

He found the inn that everyone was in. Denx entered, and walked in like a zombie. He sat down, and looked at the small stand in the corner. He went over to find something to settle his stomach. The only thing he found was a soda dispenser. He dug through his pockets to gather up some change. Finally, he found a few quarters and popped them into the machine.

Klank

Out popped a Ginger Ale. He snapped it open, and sat back down. Maybe I should find Clove and tell him I'm back.. nah.. I'll let him know this way.. he thought to himself. He flipped open his phone, and scrolled down to Clove's name.

Im bak. 2 tired to rite much. going to sleep. His text came out sloppily, but it went through. He shut his phone, and stuffed it in his pocket. His arms were crossed on the table at which he sat. His head came down, and he shuffled his feet. He started to rest.

billie_lightning
June 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM
"Reids been kidnapped. We'll be moving north through Saffron, get ready for a hell of a fight, they know we're coming." Clove responded.
"Well that's just what this team needs..." Jade mumbled to herself. Things weren't getting any better and she was thankful that they had time to rest. Thinking about Saffron made her nervous, but not because of the fight.
If Oliver got hurt...
She stopped her thoughts. It was foolish to become distracted by emotions. It's not good for the team.
Denx came in rather sloppily and, after grabbing a ginger ale, fell right to sleep at a table. How were they going to survive Saffron?
Reid's missing and everyone else looks pretty knocked out, for lack of better words. Even Clove seems hesitant, though I could be reading him wrong.

"We can't do anything until morning, might as well make yourselves comfortable," said Clove.
Jade curled up on one of the softer chairs she could find, grateful that she was small. Sleep seemed impossible but it never hurt to try.

Scarlet Weather
June 25th, 2008, 04:50 PM
The Floatzel morph was annoyed, embarrassed, and completely terrified.

He didn't know where the attack came from or why it came, he just knew that it had come. A white streak, a sudden punch. He didn't know how, but the attacker had matched his speed, easily keeping pace. The rest of the group were cut off by a sudden burst of lightning that left a crater in front of them. By then it was too late.

The Floatzel coughed and gagged. The Stun Spore that the opponent had put into his system wouldn't wear off for a while, and he didn't have much of a resistance to it built up yet. He couldn't resist his opponent's attacks. He groaned as yet another punch caused his face to swell up and stars to start winking in front of his eyes.

"Had enough yet? Or should I keep this up?" Travis growled, curling his hand back for another hit.

"I'll never talk... Misty... she ordered silence..." the Floatzel coughed. "How did you... catch up with us..."

Travis smirked before displaying his paint-tipped tail. The color of the paint had changed to an ocean blue. "Smeargle can copy the abilities of other Pokemon. I copied your Swift Swim, and kept pace with you. You didn't expect an attack from a Captain, did you?" he taunted, making sure to sound as threatening as he possibly could. "Now tell me why you took my friend. We need to know now." He stretched a palm in front of the Floatzel's face. "Because if you don't give me the exact location and the specifics on the security..." the hand was suddenly enveloped by an electrical glow as Travis spoke in bated tones, "I'll blast you to kingdom come."

The Floatzel gulped and broke down. Electricity was too much. He had seen that attack before. Surge had once roasted a man with it. Alive. He knew that at this power level and at this range, all that would be left of him was a charred and broken corpse. Still... there wasn't any harm in giving the number of former trainers in the gym, was there? After all, Misty had never classified it. And she'd said that taking the morph was only a prelude of "better things to come..."

He swallowed and gave up the information.

The electricity on Travis's palm receded and died out. He straightened up before turning towards Cerulean. "Got it. Thanks for being cooperative." He stared straight ahead. "Do me a favor.... deliver a message for me."

The Floatzel gulped and nodded.

"Tell whoever's in charge of your little group..." Travis paused. "Tell them I'm not sure I want to fight them anymore. My reason for joining the PLF is finished. I could just go back to my normal life on the Sevii Islands if I wanted. But tell them that as long as they kidnap and murder my friends, I'll keep stopping them. And I'll fight until my last breath." He then flipped open his PDA and scribbled a hasty message before tapping send and closing it.

Clove?

It's me. I want you to know two things. The first one you can tell everyone. The other one... you'd better keep to yourself.

I'm going after Reid alone. I can get him out of there without too much trouble, and I've already notified a few other members of the PLF who are closer. They should be able to bust in and save him. And yes, I know Reid's gone. I saw your fight with tall dark and Floatzel earlier. I gave one of his buddies a beating to remember. Anyway, tell the rest of the team that you're moving towards Saffron. Reid will join you later.

This you'd better keep to yourself.

I'm leaving the PLF after this mission.

I'm tired of fighting. Tired of getting involved. The only reason I fought before was because I wanted to avenge Andre. He didn't need avenging anyway, and Surge is dead. My home is free now. I can go back and help rebuild the Islands. So that's what I'm gonna do. Tell the Chief I'm sorry, but this is it for me. I can't just go on doing this forever.

I have one other thing I want you to do for me.

Ask Sabrina why they're doing this when you meet her. Ask why they took over. All this time, I've been fighting without knowing what I'm fighting against. Something Brock said to me made me think... maybe we're doing this the wrong way.

-Travis

OOC: No, I'm not leaving the RP. I promise that I'll be here until this RP ends- even if I have to drop Travis. I just suddenly realized that Travis being who he is, would probably be questioning his reasons for fighting. He killed the man he needed to kill, so he has no reason to kill anyone else. I think, if anything, he wants life to go back to some form of normal.

Shaun
June 29th, 2008, 11:43 AM
I was us doing his to see sumthng sorry