Cult of Legends | p |

Check out the Court of Halcyon, holy knights of the Bleak Wilds and a growing unboarded proclan who aim to bring peace and order to Agrelos!
  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    ((Where should they go?))


    Nova nodded as they jogged through the facility, the sound of people entering the Pokemon Centre fading behind them. Kanto didn't have as many Legendaries as, say Sinnoh, but at least in Sinnoh, the destination was obvious: Mount Coronet, above all else, would make an incredible headquarters. In Kanto, it was less obvious.


    "Um, which one's closest?" Nova asked. "Or better yet, where would you stash a Legendary as big as Zekrom? Not a cave, that's for sure. Or an abandoned power plant. Although...Zekrom is an Electric Type."


    Nova sighed as she found the exit and pushed it open, leading out into the rocky forests of the Indigo Plateau. They would fly tot heir destination, obviously, but it was a matter of where they were going that mattered. Nova recalled Pele and released Onyxia, who beat her wings and huffed, gazing at Nova then up at the open skies, eyes longing.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    (Mt. Ember is in the Sevii Islands, and there's 7 islands, so they can have a base on one of the other islands maybe?)


    "The Seafoam Islands don't make sense... But the Sevii Islands where Mt. Ember is... I could see that. There's a bunch of little islands, they could've set up on any of them." Kiata then followed suit and released Drogon, the orange dragon being her main form of transportation. With a hesitant glance to Briar, she grabbed the Sceptile's Poke Ball. "You're gonna have to sit tight for a little while." She then recalled him before he protested too much, lest she feel guilty. "They're a ways south of the mainland... But not too far."


    Drogon shook a bit, stretching his wings and his muscles. With a glance to Onyxia, he gave her a curt nod and snorted a few brief flames out of his nostrils. A nod was his odd way of showing respect, given their last interaction was their battle.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    ((Sure. Also, Ryker is finished. More or less))


    Nova nodded and leapt up onto Onyxia's back. "Sounds good to me. Lead the way, Kiata!"


    Onyxia returned Drogon's gesture and dipped her head politely before beating her wings and taking to the skies. She roared once, a sound carried unbroken over the treetops and she shot up towards the clouds, glancing back every now and then to see if Kiata and Drogon were following.


    "Do you think they'll have Moltres, if they're stationed on those islands?" Nova shouted over the wind whipping high above. She shuddered to think what would happen if Team Cult got hold of even more Legendaries.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    Kiata quickly climbed onto Drogon's back as he bent down slightly to enable an easier access. She held onto his shoulders as he pumped his wings, taking off after the Salamence. It took a good amount of effort to catch up, and then slowly line up with, the speeding Onyxia.


    "No idea. It'd be easy to catch given their close proximity, and Zekrom's obvious advantage. Unless Zekrom was a new acquisition... Or they just haven't had the time to get up the mountain. Your guess is as good as mine until we get there." She hoped the Moltres would still be free, and couldn't help but be optimistic. Unusual for her, but she had good reason. "Moltres is known to roam... Sometimes popping up at Victory Road, and sometimes even in Sinnoh."


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    ((Should we do a time skip to the islands? Maybe Moltres attacks them in the sky and they crash near the base? Also, should we introduc Rhodan or Ryker first?))


    Nova nodded. "All right, then. I can't say I've ever seen Moltres in Sinnoh, actually." Interesting. Nova had met many of Sinnoh's legends, and Unova's legends, too, but those from other regions tended to be much more elusive. The Kanto ones, Nova had only ever heard stories of, and she wondered how many more Legendaries she would encounter before Team Cult fell.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    (I'll just take the lead on this ol timeskip... Not sure which of the twins... Who's more likely to be running around catching Legendaries/gathering followers, and who's more likely to be home getting some quality time with Nebulerus* (*dog boi name)? and im gonna spitball some movesets in our chat)


    "Maybe we'll both get a look at the Legendary Moltres." Kiata winked at Nova across the backs of their two dragons, unaware of how ironic her statement was soon to be.


    *skippy skip skip skip*


    After some idle chat with bits of comfortable silence, they'd gotten close enough to the islands that they were within sight. Just as Kiata turned to say something to Nova, a bird-like screeching coming from above them.


    Kiata whipped her head around to look up, only to see a wall of fire from a Flamethrower coming at her. Beyond the fire was the flaming form of Moltres dropping out from above the clouds. Luckily enough for Kiata, Drogon moved quickly. He rolled over, flying upside down as Kiata desperately clung to his neck, wrapping her arms around it and struggling to clamp down on his sides with her feet.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    ((I would say Ryker does all the hunting and Rhodan does all the taking care of Nebulerus based on personality. Also, maybe the rest of the bird trio whips out of nowhere while Nova and Kiata are distracted with Moltres))


    "Well, we get to see Moltres!" Nova shouted over the wind as Onyxia banked sharply to the right, a blast of flame nearly singing off her left wing as she fled from the mighty fire bird. "Check its eyes."


    Nova hoped it was only defending its nest, but as Onyxia circled around, Nova saw the same ring of purple around the Pokemon's eyes. She swore rather loudly, drawing the attention of the Moltres who spat out yet another Flamethrower. Onyxia whipped around and blasted her own Flamethrower at Moltres. The two blasts of flame connected in a fiery bang, and Nova threw up a hand to protect her face.


    "Attack from behind!" Nova shouted, hoping Kiata could hear her or at least saw the opportunity presented to her.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    (I'm good with all that!)


    Once the attack on them was over, Drogon flipped back over so that Kiata could return to as secure of a position as she could get to on the Charizard's back. She watched as the two Flamethrowers collided as Drogon began to circle around, already following Nova's plan as she called for it.


    "You know what to do." Kiata nodded down to Drogon, even though it wasn't like he could see her. She then tucked herself down as close to his body as she could, preparing for what was to come.


    As he circled around, he slowly picked up speed. A blue aura slowly formed around him as he made the final turn to end up directly behind Moltres. The bird was still distracted, and Drogon was able to slam into it's back. The bird faltered for a few moments, then turned with a screeching call and pumped it's wings, sending bands of charged energy flying at Drogon and Kiata via Air Slash.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    As Moltres turned to face Kiata and Drogon, Nova and Onyxia pulled back to get a better shot at the exposed Legendary. Onyxia reared back, her tail glowing as she prepared for a Dragon Tail, when the temperature plummeted.


    "Out of the way!" Nova screamed, flinging her arms around Onyxia's neck as she folded her wings and plunged into a sharp dive, but they could not evade the Ice Beam as it slammed into Onyxia's right side. She roared, thrown off-balance by the ice on her wing and broke into a spiral.


    Nova looked up and gasped. Articuno, its wings flared as it readied another Ice Beam for Onyxia, while the clouds behind a distracted Kiata and Drogon parted, to reveal Zapdos diving towards them, electricity crackling over its wings. Nova shouted a warning, but she was too far, and too busy dealing with an Ice Type as yet another Ice Beam descended upon Onyxia and Nova.


    It slammed into Onyxia's left side this time as she tried to jerk away, and they dropped like stones towards the forested island below.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    (Oops I wrote a book - also garchomp's ability to fly baffles me every day and i love watching the anime clips of him just gliding around without having to do anything)


    Kiata was so immersed in trying to watch out for Nova, and occasionally glancing over to Moltres, she hadn't even noticed the approaching Zapdos. By the time she followed Nova's gaze and looked up, her vision was obscured by a flurry of small bolts of electricity getting rained down upon them in the form of Discharge.


    Beneath her, Drogon immediately locked up. Both of them were feeling the pain from the attack, but as Drogon's wing beats became less consistent she realized he was paralyzed. He was mostly able to maintain his altitude, that is, until Zapdos slammed into his side with Sky Attack.


    Devastating.


    Kiata was practically rocketed off of Drogon's back from the impact. Soaring through the air untethered wasn't a feeling that was foreign to her, but she usually had made the decision to fall beforehand. Now, she was staring down at a forested island, trying to balance herself out by taking on a starfish pose. She could see Drogon ahead of her and off to the side a bit, barely able to maintain himself. He was still conscious, but trying to regain his composure was clearly going to take too long for him to do that and come and get her.


    One of her hands flew to her belt. A little known fact was that she had a cliff-jumping partner. The only other Pokemon on her team that was semi-capable of flying. Jet. She released him from his ball, then clipped it back to its secure place on her belt. The Garchomp was clearly initially shocked, but he was quick to sort himself out. He streamlined his body for a moment, moving so that his position was beneath her. He then held out his arms, his fins catching the air and slowing their descent. Their landing would still be a bit hard, it always was, but controlled.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    ((Ahaha, you're right, though, Garchomp flying is hilarious. He's like a jet plane, honestly))


    Onyxia, beating her wings frantically to maintain altitude, bellowed in agony as the ice on her wings shattered. Nova flung her arms around Onxyia's neck and squeezed her eyes shut just as they crashed through the canopy below. Branches and leaves whipped Nova in the face as they plummeted the last few feet, Onyxia claws scrabbling at tree bark until they sank into a particularly thick branch. It bowed under their weight but held.


    Breathing hard, Nova cracked open her eyes. They were not far off the ground; Onyxia's tail just about brushed it. Nova let go of Onyxia and slid down her back, hitting the ground hard and stumbling away. She fell backwards, thrown off balance, and landed hard on her butt. She groaned and flopped backwards, eyes closed, hoping Drogon wouldn't drop out of the sky and crush her.


    Onyxia landed with a thud and a groan, curling up on the ground and licking her side. Nova shoved a hand into her pocket, eyes still closed as she searched for a Potion or something. When she found one—a Hyper Potion—she leapt to her feet and went about healing Onyxia, keeping an eye on the sky. Articuno had not followed, but their presence was known. Nova could only pray that Kiata was safe.


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

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    Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    Drogon had managed to slightly slow his descent as there was a break in the paralysis, luckily coming a little before he hit the canopy. He had to tuck in his wings to prevent any damage to them as he rocketed through the first few layers, then the next few thicker branches he landed on but then broke due to his weight. He landed on his stomach on the ground a good 25 feet away from Nova, still within sight in the dense underbrush.


    Nova and Jet fared slightly better. The canopy was quite dense, and therefor difficult to find a break in to safely land. The Garchomp turned his arms so that the fins would catch as much air as they could, slowing their descent as he desperately searched for an opening. There were two small ones - caused by Onyxia and Drogon's forms. He chose the one caused by the Salamence, given it was slightly larger. He dropped down feet first, Kiata clinging tightly to his back with her arms wrapped around his neck, her body curved to the side to accommodate his large dorsal fin. He managed to drop fairly easily through the top layers, small branches whipping them on the way down, but as he got to the larger branches they'd get hung up momentarily, him standing on the branches for half a moment before they snapped. He just missed the large branch that Onyxia had landed on on their way down, and so he landed with a hard thud just a few feet away from Nova and Onyxia.


    Kiata and Jet both looked around, eventually spotting Drogon laying in the brush. This elicited a proud "Gar!" from Jet, given he had landed on his feet and Drogon hadn't. Kiata, having just finished ungluing herself from the Garchomp, gave him a sharp elbow to his rib area. The Charizard was obviously hurting, and would take a little bit of nursing. She'd keep Jet out for protection in case any of the birds came down after them, occasionally glancing up as she made her way over to Drogon. "You and Onyxia are okay, right?" Kiata called back to Nova as she walked, digging through her bag for a Hyper Potion and a Paralyze Heal. She, too, began nursing her Pokemon, chewing lightly on her lower lip as she did so.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    "In one piece, thank Arceus," Nova said as she walked around Onyxia, spraying the little injuries and stroking the Salamence's side. "We'll be good to go, though walking might be a better option than flying now."


    At least the Legendaries hadn't followed them through the trees. Maybe they thought they had emerged victorious. Nova hoped so. She didn't think Onyxia, Drogon and Jet could handle another sky battle, although Nova could count on Leo to take down Moltres with a well-placed Hydro Pump.


    "Did you catch a glimpse of their base from up there?" Nova asked as she put the used Hyper Potion bottle away and placed a hand onto Onyxia's shoulder as she lashed her tail back and forth. "I didn't see any buildings, but if I were them, I'd build something underground."


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    Kiata's head popped up at Nova's question, one of her eyebrows quirking up as well. "Y'know, I didn't have to time to look around while I was free-falling to what could've been my death, but, next time I'll try!" She had a shit-eating grin on her face, which contrasted slightly to her snarky tone. To be sarcastic and friendly at the same time was one of her strong points.


    Finishing up with Drogon, Kiata made the decision to call him back into Poke Ball. In exchange she let out Briar, who gave her a single dirty look before returning to his natural, docile state.


    "Jet can dig, so he can go look around underground real quick. If he finds something, he should be able to lead us to an entrance. Or he can dig us a hole and we can drop right down in." As she spoke, she gave Jet a nod, indicating for him to do just as she had said. The land shark needed no further instruction, quickly disappearing below ground.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    "Hey!" Nova exclaimed, but she couldn't stop herself from smiling as Kiata smiled her way. She, too, pulled a Pokeball off her belt and released Thor, whose X-ray vision would help see through the dense foliage. At the same time, Nova called back Onyxia and gazed up at the sky. Still no Legendary birds.


    "Sounds like a plan," Nova said. "I just wish we could figure out what's wrong with the Legendaries."


    She fiddled with the hem of her shirt as Thor paced around, his eyes glowing as he searched the area. In the end, he growled and shook out his mane, pawing at the ground. Nothing, though Thor would need to scan most of the island to find anything useful.


    "Dig away, Jet," Nova said. "Maybe we should start looking above ground? We aren't far from Mount Ember. Maybe they have a base there."


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

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    Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    "Hopefully we'll find an answer at their base, once we find it..." Kiata glanced around, huffing a bit. At the mention of looking above ground, she gave a firm nod. "Good idea. There's no point in just waiting around. Briar can move pretty fast in the trees, so..." She turned her attention to her partner, giving him a nod. He promptly took off, jumping up into the trees and vanishing in a rustle of leaves and branches.


    Kiata felt a bit weird without one of her Pokemon at her side, and so she brought out Cobalt. "Well. We might as well get going." She adjusted her clothes a bit before starting to walk, heading in the opposite direction from which they had flown/fallen in from.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    Nova nodded and followed after Kiata. Thor, in the meanwhile, dove into the undergrowth. He wouldn't stray far, but he would keep an eye out for anything in the bushes they might easily miss, like a trapdoor or a hidden path.


    "I can't believe Team Cult went from harmless fanatics to, well, whatever this is," Nova said, lacing her fingers behind her head as she peered up at the sky. "How did they control the Legendaries? Who would teach them to do that?"


    The thought of Zekrom's eyes, and the Bird Trio, with the strange purple...Nova had never seen anything like it, but it was almost like Hypnosis. But surely they would break free, after a little while...


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    Kiata walked silently for a few moments, thinking and trying to remember some of the information she's picked up over the years. "Y'know... Malamar has hypnotic powers... But I can't imagine... The three Legendary birds all at once?" Maybe three Malamar? Ugh... Who knows.


    Truly, all Kiata wanted to focus on was getting to this base, and then battling through it, and freeing those Legendaries.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • NOVA PRINCE

    "Rise up and make this city glow"


    Nova shook her head. "I don't think it's Malamar. The range of that Hypnosis, plus four Legendaries? Maybe some Gengar...but still...Legendaries are so powerful. I don't think it's mere Hypnosis."


    A thought occurred to Nova as she pushed through a cluster of ferns. Could it be that a Legendary was responsible? If so, which one? Many had the ability to hypnotize or control, but would any of them really do such a thing? They may be Legendaries, but with a few exceptions, they would never use each other to fight when they could do it themselves.


    Somewhere nearby, Thor barked. Nova sprang into action, pushing through undergrowth until she found Luxray, his tail wagging as he sniffed at something in the ground. A pipe, half-buried into the ground, and poorly-camouflaged with green and brown paints.


    "Awesome work!" Nova exclaimed, patting Thor on the head. "We can follow this to the base. We just have to pick the right direction."


    Sinnohan | The Celestial Queen

  • Kiata Thompson

    "What we're doing here ain't just scary

    It's about to be legendary"


    Kiata had little to no other ideas once Nova shot down the Malamar idea. Her mind had started to wander to the last idea she had, which, unbeknownst to her, was the same as Nova's. Could another Legendary do this? And if so, who would?


    She was snapped out of her short thoughts by the sound of Nova's Luxray barking, and Kiata quickly ran after Nova. The only problem with running behind somebody through a forest is that the branches they push forward always fly back once they push through... Just in time for Kiata to get there. She held her arms up as a form of defense, and pushed onward until they arrived at the pipe. Cobalt was shortly behind her, but he had given himself enough room to not be whacked by branches at every moment.


    The pipe meant that they had to be somewhat close, so Kiata turned to Cobalt. "Can you sense any people around?" Lucarios were rumored to have a half-mile radius to identify beings and even sense their emotions, and while they'd never tested the true range of his abilities, it wouldn't hurt to try.


    Cobalt locked eyes with her and gave her a nod. "I'll try." He then made his way over to the pipe, laying a paw on it in hopes that perhaps he could pick up on something through the pipe, and use it as a funnel of sorts. As he closed his eyes and focused, the appendages on his head slowly lifted. After a few moments he rose to his feet and pointed in the direction that they should follow. He was preparing to say something to her when Jet erupted from the ground nearby.


    After the land shark's grand entrance, he walked over rather calmly and simply pointed an arm in a direction - the same direction Cobalt had given.


    Hoennian | Partner: Briar the Sceptile (Mega)

    "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.