"Agreed. Oh, by the way, my name is Ikiji Murasashi, and this," he indicates his Pikachu, Matsuko, "is my companion Matsuko. I, that is, we, would like to join the Uprising. Considering the circumstances, I don't think you'll refuse. I am skilled in infiltration, sabotage, assassination, espionage, and dirext combat. My companion is a potent Electric-specialist, and possesses a very unique power: she can use her own electricity to render the Electric attack of another useless. In addition, she is also skilled at stealth and sabotage, though not as skilled as myself. We place our considerable skill at the service of the Uprising. Oh, that reminds me..."
He reaches into his jacket and removes a photograph of a young girl with long, red hair. "Do you recognize the woman in this photograph? She would be about five years older than she appears here, now..."
Kensai was a little surprised by this persons eagerness, he sighed as his Scyther walked up beside him. "Well that would definatly be useful, but sadly im not in charge of this organization so I cant make that call. This is my partner Scyther." He said as he motioned towards his companion.
"Scyther Scy!" The pokemon chirped as it was getting some attention. "Anyway, how did you come about this information anyways?" he asked.
He didn't trust anyone other then himself and his pokemon. If what this person was saying was true, it would prove very benificial, but he had shown nothing to back up his claims. For all Kensai knew this could be a spy trying to lead them into a trap.
(OOC: btw keep out of character conversations in the ooc forum this forum is for role playing.)
"Of course, I understand; in fact, if you'd accepted me right away, I would've doubted your competency."
He produced the radio, and held it up.
"This is a long-range radio transmitter. I have it set to 'intercept' so it will automatically intercept and record unidentified transmissions. A short while ago, I picked up a signal from the PXS. The signal was distorted, but I managed to gather that the PXS were suspicious of Frosty Gorge as the HQ of the Uprising; however, one of their assassins had been captured in the area, and the PXS are now certain that Frosty Gorge is the Uprising HQ. Knowing that, they'll want to strike as quickly as possible; it's the most tactically sound option."
He placed the radio on a table.
"Feel free to examine the radio all you wish. The transmission should still be recorded; it was the last signal received, so push the green 'playback' button to replay it."
Matsuko walked over, and eyed the Scyther cautiously.
"My partner here is rather...eccentric. She has taken a personal interest in this matter, due to the fact that others of her kind are on the list of species being wiped out."
"If you still doubt my credibility, then I and my companion will simply be forced to combat the PXS separately and alone. As that would be borderline suicide, I would prefer to avoid that if possible."
He walked over to the window, and looked out.
"Also...I hear the PXS may have my sister. I do not know for certain, but I have been looking for her for a very long time. If that is indeed the case..."
He turned back around, his eyes blazing.
"I will recover her...and wipe the PXS off the face of this planet."
While Kensai was waiting for a reply he remembered he didnt want to become close to anyone here. Also He couldn't trust this person or any of these people here really, except maybe kat, but that was still to be decided.
"Listen, i need to go prepare just in case. I will be back after a while, fill me in on what the plan is when i return."
He took his scyther and left the pokemon center and began heading north. The weather made movement difficult. Darn it! how am i supposed to be able t catch a new pokemon with this kind of weather?!? He thought to himself as he made his way through the heavy snow. He looked over towards his scyther and saw it wasn't handling the weather very well. He pulled out its pokeball and returned it for safety from the weather. After a few minutes of walking with almost no visibility at all, Kensai noticed something in the distance. The closer he got the more visible it became until he realized it was a cave in the side of the small mountain running the same way he was walking. In this weather he wouldn't get anywhere so he decided to take a break and try and warm up some in the cave. It took him a while to reach the cave due to the heavy winds and thick snow, but after a while he finally reached his destination. The cave was deep, getting darker the farther it was from the entrance. It looked like like this was the only entrance. It wasn't warm inside the cave, but compared to outside it was a welcome feeling for Kensai. He eventually found a round rock to sit on and rest. If the weather was clear you would almost be able to see the pokemon center from here, but with this weather it would be impossible.
As kensai was sitting there, Scythers pokeball fell from its spot on his belt and rolled deeper into the cave. Kensai sighed as he got up to retrieve the ball. As he approached the ball he noticed something moving. It was too dark to see but it didnt look very big. Kensai waited until he couldn't see anything moving anymore then continued towards the ball. As he reached down to grab it, something shot out of the ground and sunk its sharp teeth into his arm. He jumped back flailing his arm while letting out an loud scream of pain. He still couldn't tell what it was because of the darkness but he knew he had to get rid of it. He tried slamming it against a wall but as he did it just bit down harder. It felt like it could cut his arm in half if it held on much longer. He quickly ran over and grabbed the pokeball and released his scyther.
Scyther couldn't tell what was going on at first as its eyes adjusted to the darkness. Kensai ran towards the entrance where there was more light coming from the outside. As he came closer to the entrance he discovered what was hanging from his arm. It was a black trapinch. Scyther shot forward swinging its left blade towards the wild pokemon causing a decent amount of damage and causing it to let go. Kensai's arm was covered in blood, but they weren't out of danger yet. The trapinch turned its attention towards Scyther. It inched its way towards Scyther with its mouth open as it did so. Suddenly it slammed its mouth shut and a rumbling sound came from beneath scyther. Without warning the ground around Scyther turned to quick sand and it began sinking. If didn't escape soon it would suffocate underground. It began flapping its wings wildly but wasn't able to free itself. it was almost as if the quicksand was holding on to it. Kensai panicked and without thinking ran over and kicked the Trapinch against one of the caves wall.
The sand loosened its grip just enough for scyther to get free. It floated over the sand, now enraged at the wild pokemon. The trapinch had a little trouble getting to its feet after such a hard blow from the cave wall. "Scyther! Quick Attack!" Scyther shot forward slamming into the Trapinch again knocking it against the wall. It was having a very hard time standing up but it didn't look like it was going to stop attacking. Suddenly Kensai had an Idea. He reached inside his backpack, searching frantically, until he found what he was looking for. He pulled out a pokeball and threw it at the Trapinch. As the ball hit, the pokemon was pulled in and the ball began shaking violently for almost a minute. After a long suspenseful wait, the ball stopped moving.
For a moment Kensai forgot about the pain in his arm and ran over and grabbed the pokeball. I did it! I caught a Pokemon! As he was thinking this, the loss of blood must have gotten to him and he fell over unconscious. It took Him almost ten minutes to regain his consciousness. He was weak, he had to get back to the pokemon center as fast as possible. He pulled out a spare shirt he had in his backpack and tied it around his arm to try and stop the bleeding. He put the pokeball away and began the seemingly unending walk back to the pokemon center. He was moving slowly, and as time went on he slowed even more. Suddenly he felt something on his back. Scyther was flying behind him, with its feet under his arms to help him move. After a few minute she finally made it to the pokemon center. He passed out from loss of blood right before the doors. Blood flowing from underneath the makeshift bandage.
(OOC: lol that was a long post sry bout that. Heh it looked like you had signed off and i was bored so i decided to add to my team >_< haha Yay shiney trapinch)
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Reason: Your double post has been automatically merged.
(ooc: I know this is single-chara dialogue, but just copy my dialogue and add your replys in your next post. I don't feel comfortable speaking for another person's chara yet...)
The man with the Scyther left, and Ikiji turned instead to the woman.
"I take it you're the leader, then?"
He removed the radio, and handed it to her.
"Call this...a peace offering. It's set to intercept any further PXS communications; I daresay you'll find it quite useful during the battle. I have an older, out-of-date model, but it will suffice."
He turned to Matsuko, and knelt by her.
"Matsuko. I'm leaving you in the care of the Uprising for the time being. Follow this woman's orders."
Matsuko gave a loud protest, but Ikiji hushed her.
"Just do it, alright? Follow her orders, fight well, and most important, stay alive."
Matsuko looked away, but Ikiji knew she'd obey. She turned back suddenly and said something.
"Me? I'm going to do a little advance scouting; knowing the enemy is the first key to victory."
He stood, and turned back towards the woman. "I leave Matsuko in your hands. However, treat her like a soldier, not a pet; she despises that."
He seemed to consider it.
"On second thought, feel free to treat her like a pet."
He knelt to Matsuko again.
"FArewell for now; I shall try to return before the battle. I'm going to go scout out the PXS...and maybe raise a little hell while I'm at it.
He lowered his voice, making sure only Matsuko could hear.
"Listen. If...if the battle seems lost, flee. Don't try to stand and sway a lost cause. You and I still have another task, one that supercedes all else, and it would be rendered meaningless if you die here. Understand?"
She nodded slightly.
He stood, and pulled the hood of his gray cloak over his head. He walked to the door.
"The way I see it, you have three crucial advantages: one, you know the PXS is coming; two, you're fighting on your home territory, andknow it better than them; and three, I doubt the PXS is used to this kind of weather. Now then, I'm off; if you need to contact me, or vice versa, use the large red button on the side of the radio. It'll automatically connect to my frequency without disrupting interception of the PXS signal."
He opened the door, and paused.
"Don't go dying before I get back. It would be quite an inconvenience if the Uprising were wiped out."
(OOC: lol im a little confused as to what im supposed to do with that but ill work with it)
Kensai was lying outside the doors of the pokemon center unconscious, blood covering the snow around him.
The door to the center opened and the spy specialist was standing there. Scyther ran up to him frantically and began trying to talk to him. "Scyther Scy! Scyyyyyyyyyyyyyyttttttthhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeerrrrrr!" it cried out pointing at its unconscious trainer.
Tabby was wandering around Frosty Gorge aimlessly. She really loved this place. She and Kyndle could live freely, without having to hide or sleep in a shelter or eat berries. They could have a nice, semi-normal existence here.
Kyndle's ears pricked, and she looked towards the pokemon cemter. Kensai was there, but he looked like he was passed out or something. His scyther was standing next to him, looking agitated. She ran towards him.
"Kensai! What the heck happened to you? Should I get a doctor or something?" As she got closer, she saw that one arm was soaked with blood and a pokeball lay next to him. "Kensai! Kensai, wake up!" she shouted. She didn't really have any medical training, though, so the best she could do was drag him inside the pokemon center and dump some water over his head. If only she had a pokemon with healing moves!
"Kensai, wake UP already!" she moaned. "If you die, I'm never speaking to you again. Come on! Remember your dad! You still have to help him and his houndoom! Wake up!"
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Suddenly, the Scyther came rushing in, and cried at Ikiji frantically. He turned to Matsuko. "Care to translate?"
She told him in an alarmed voice. Ikiji grimaced. "What? Where?" The Scyther dashed outside, when the man lay unconscious; he'd lost a lot of blood. Ikiji swore.
"Damn...how did this happen?!"
He bent over and examined the wound. It wasn't too severe; but he'd lost a lot of blood. He turned around. "I think I can help...but I'm going to need some medical supplies. Can someone find me a first aid kit?!"
Scyther shot into the pokemon center frantically looking for a medical kit. Luckely it being a pokemon center, it wasnt hard to find one. Scyther grabbed the handle of the kit in its mouth and rushed it outside and set it next to Kensai.
Some stranger had just asked for a first aid kit. At least someone around here had a basic medical training. Then Tabby realized how pathetic that was. Honestly! When was the last time she had wondered if someone in a pokemon center had a basic medical training? Oh yeah. She hadn't HAD to worry about that until now.
"Is he going to be okay?" she asked the stranger. Scyther had returned with a first-aid kit to her relief. The man had a pikachu with him, but they didn't look all that friendly. She tried to think of what she could do to help.
"Kyndle, lie down next to Kensai," she instructed. Hopefully her vulpix would warm him up a little; they had very high body tempertures and made great lap warmers.
The Scyther rushed off in search of a medical kit. Ikiji looked back at the injured man.
How did this happen? Did that spy get loose? Or...are there more of them here?
THe Scyther returned, and set a kit next to the man. Ikiji took it, opened it, and began sifting through it. "Right. This will do."
Personally, it doesn't matter to me whether this man lives or dies. However, the Uprising is going to need every fighter it can get to win out...and even then, I'm not sure it'll be enough. Besides, saving his life will all but assure my acceptance into the Uprising.
He hesitated a moment.
Saiya...if the PXS have you...I'm coming...just wait...a little longer
He took several tools out of the case, and set to work.
A few minutes later, it was done. It wasn't the cleanest job he'd ever done, but the injury would at least be stable...for now.
A life of wandering and survival didn't exactly merit medical wisdom, but he had a good deal of experience treating the many injuries Matsuko and himself had suffered. He stood slowly.
"That's the best I can do. I'm no doctor, but I've seen enough scraps to know what to do. He'll live, and there shouldn't be any permanent damage."
"Considering this turn of events, I don't think it'd be wise for me to leave yet. We should wait until he recovers, then find out what injured him. All we can do now is wait."
It took a little time but finally Kensai started to come to. What happened? why am i laying in snow... whats going on? He slowly sat up and started to look around him. Everything was blurry at first but finally he realized there were two people standing near him. "What...What happened?" he asked as a sharp pain shot through his arm.
"D'you think it has something to do with that pokeball? I mean, the one he's next to? That's not his scyther's pokeball, and as far as I know that's his only pokemon." Please wake up soon, Kensai, please let him be all right.
Tabby shook him gently, trying to wake him up. "Kensai! Rise and shine!" she said loudly. She was gratified to see him sit up.
"What...What happened?" he asked them.
"I have no idea. Actually, I was kinda hoping you'd tell me. You passed out, and your arm was covered in blood. This pokeball was near you." She held up the pokeball. "Look familiar? By the way, you owe me a training session."
Kyndle looked up at Tabby. She loved her trainer a lot, so much. She'd always tried to do her best for her. She even sort of liked this icy place, even though it was so icy and she was a fire pokemon. Now this man was hurt, and she was helping Tabby again, trying to save him.
The man's scyther was pretty nice. He wasn't super social, but he wasn't a jerk either. Kensai seemed nice, too, but very quiet.
Tabby would probably be heartbroken if this man died. She always felt so much empathy for others.... Kyndle felt a lot, too, but mostly towards other pokemon. Humans, she had learned through harsh experience, couldn't always be trusted. But if Tabby trusted him, it was all right. Kyndle knew that if her trainer could trust someone, so could she. She could depend on Tabby...
The man finally regained consciousness. Ikiji placed his hand inside his coat, and felt his knife. If anyone attacked again, he'd be ready.
"Listen. I don't particularly care whether you trust me or not at this point, but considering I just saved your life, the least you could do is humor me. Do you recall anything about how you got that wound?"
He looked around, searching for signs of being watched. Matsuko paced around the room, checking doors and hallways warily.
He'll live. And hopefully, he knows enough about what happened to identify his assailant...
Kensai looked down at the pokeball lying next to him. Suddenly he grabbed it and shot up. As he did so he got a little dizzy and fell back on his butt. "Oh yeah!" he said with a grin on his face. "You wanna train? lets train...but i think ima have to sit as we do.." he let out a little laugh. He was so excited about his new pokemon that he forgot all about hiding his emotions from everyone. After about a minute he tried standing again, this time successfully. He looked around and found an open area with a bench near one of the borders. He went and sat on the bench and motioned tabby over. "Lets have a battle!"
While he was doing this, Scyther was busy hugging the other trainer out of sheer excitement that his trainer was ok. Kensai looked over and yelled, "Yeah i remember now, come over here and you will see!"
Tabby rubbed her back. That was the last time she was ever going to let a scyther hug her. Ow.
She ran over to where Kensai was standing, an open area surrounded by benches.
"You can have the first turn, since I'm obviously gonna kick your butt," Tabby called across the clearing. Her only pokemon, Kyndle, ran out in front of her to be ready.
Tabby still had no idea what had happened to Kensai earlier, but he certainly seemed to be back up to speed now. She assumed it had something to do with the pokeball, but she figured that she could just wait and see. She waited for Kensai to make his move.
Ikiji watched the man grab the pokeball and stuble his way over to a bench, muttering something about wanting to "train." Once he flopped on the bench, he promptly challenged the girl to a battle.
Did he suffer brain damage? This isn't good...I don't have the medical expertise to deal with this...
Matsuko watched the man walk-trip his way to a bench. Ikiji was watching him with a nervous look; she guessed exactly what he was thinking. She sighed.
No, Kij, you didn't screw up, and it's not brain damage...this guy's just a complete idiot...
She looked reproachfully at Ikiji.
Why'd you have to go and revive him...?
She knew it was for the best, but she let out another sigh anyway.
Looks like any chance of finding real soldiers in this group was unlikely. With a trained military unit like the PXS, that didn't bode well. She prayed that they were more competent than this, or this would be a very short war indeed...
"You were right about the pokeball It has everything to do with what happened to me. The little bugger attacked me while i was taking refuge in a cave." He turned and looked at the other pokemon. "By the way, the cave was large, there could be some spies in there." He turned back to tabby. "Anyways, he's pretty tough. Alright lets do this!"
Kensai through the pokeball releasing a Black Trapinch.. "Use Bite Trapinch!" But instead the trapinch dug a hole under ground. "Sigh..Figures it wont listen to me yet...well i guess its your turn now..."
"You might want to try your scyther," Tabby advised. "Kyndle, use flamethrower now!"
Kyndle dashed up to the trapinch - or where the trapinch had been - and breathed a long line of fire down the tunnel. Hopefully it would hit the trapinch. Kyndle ran back to Tabby's side to wait for the next command.
"By the way, nice trapinch. I though they were orange, though. How'd you get a black one?"
He turned and replaced his hood on his head. He spoke through gritted teeth. "I'm going to scout out the PXS. Have fun with your battle. Matsuko? Make sure they don't kill themselves, or swallow their tongues or anything. Radio's still on the table in there. Use it if you need to contact me."
With that, he set off into the snow.
------------------------------- Told you...
Matsuko went over and leaned against the wall, watching the two trainers fight. The man released his black Trapiinch, and she laughed when it ignored his order and burrowed into the ground.
Not exactly soldier material...but at least they're amusing. Might as well relax for now; we'll sort the plan out later.
"Heh it attacked me, i didnt notice it was a different color till later. But i wouldn't count the trapinch out just yet!" Even though Trapinch didn't follow Kensai's orders it was still tough. As fire was shooting through the tunnel trapinch made it shot up right under the Vulpix mouth open trying to close its jaws around the vulpix. Although it wasnt what Kensai woulda done atleast even if it missed the attack the fire shooting up would be hard to avoid.
Tabby watched as her vulpix leaped back from the snapping jaws of the trapinch. Good! Now it was above ground, at least for the time being.
"Kyndle, use quick attack!"
Kyndle dashed quickly at the trapinch and attacked it, then withdrew and waited for another command. She knew it was best to get out of range as soon as you finished attacking, in case the pokemon tries something quickly.
Kyndle didn't like the stranger's pikachu. She seemed arrogant, as well as a bit conceited. What had her trainer called her... Matsuko?
When Kensai's trapinch had refused to obey him, she had laughed. What was that about? It was a brand-new pokemon. It was bound not to obey orders right away.
"If you think it's boring, you don't have to watch," she snarled at the pikachu. All the humans heard was pokemon speech, of course.