plot & setting Feb 5, 2014 9:54:22 GMT 9.5
Post by ★ FATE ★ on Feb 5, 2014 9:54:22 GMT 9.5
PLOT & SETTING
The Pokemon world has often been plagued by attacks from groups wanting power, wanting money or wanting Pokemon released for their own good. Under different leaders they each fought to take over, to be the team in control, but each was beaten and disbanded by a special group of youngsters, one of a collection of elite trainers chosen by Oak and the other Professors of their own regions. Those trainers, the Pokedex Holders, had always been the ones to get involved when things went wrong.
When team Flare were disbanded, the world fell into peace. The four years that followed were full of laughter and surprising amounts of joy. Children began to make their own journeys with Pokemon. Contests became a popular activity to attend and participate in. The world was united in the fact that they believed there was nothing left to hurt them. They were blissfully unaware that danger had been stirring behind closed doors.
It began with freak storms, the new threat. Hailstorms, thunderstorms, vicious winds and tornadoes. These "natural" disasters did not strike on routes, merely hitting towns and cities all over each of the regions. Within weeks, thousands of people had been ripped from their homes, moving into spare rooms in other cities whilst construction companies attempted to rebuild the fallen towns.
Every time they thought they were safe, another storm struck.
It was all too suspicious for the group of heroes who, ever vigilant, had been training since the defeat of their own foes. They began investigating of their own accord and learned that in every city that had been struck there had been rumours of a group with no name who had control of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus.
When they thought they might have figured it out, a horrible earthquake struck Johto, destroying more than what it left in tact. This was too much, and they were sure that it had to be something more sinister than natural disasters, and that was when the Knights of Arceus made themselves known. They came out publicly in a calculated attack of Vermillion City. A horrible blow, it was full of explosions and too many terrible deaths. There was nothing but the smell of burning rubble remaining when the group chose to step into the light, announcing their name and their new idea.
But it seemed that it would be the last attack, at least for a while. The Pokedex Holders began formulating their own ideas, though some argued against one another. The world seemed quiet without the constant stream of storms.
The second blow came as a surprise.
People would never have expected to see a League fall. They could never have predicted the demise of the Indigo Elite Four. They had always, even in other regions, been renowned for their mighty talents as Pokemon Trainers. But fall they did, and fall hard. In a sudden move from the Knights, the collection of trainers whom had once been known worldwide had been killed.
They had been struck down by the God Pokemon himself.
It had been the Knights plan all along to capture Arceus, but they had not expected it to be so possible. The legendary had been drawn out to an eruption on Mt. Chimney, where people were praying for their loved ones. The volcano had exploded into the town, taken hold in the way only a true natural disaster could, and people fled.
However, not all survived. Two of the most widely mourned were Emerald, a member of the Pokedex Holders, and Flannery. In all the commotion of their deaths the people did not notice the Knights take Arceus into their custody, unaware of the trap they had lain for him.
With the League dead and power so close to their fingertips, the Knights ceased all attacks, ceased all storms. They provided troops to struggling cities to help rebuild, planting the thoughts in the minds of all the people - no more damage, if they would give their support whole-heartedly.
For a year, they campaigned. They offered aid. They spread the word of a unified world, under their leader. And people began to listen, for fear of their families being harmed and for simple agreement.
All except those few heroes who wanted to see the world for what it already was. Wonderful. Without need for change.
Now, the league have decided to hand over the reigns, with the support from the public. All that is left for the heroes to step up and fight once more for their world. This time, however, they have to do it from their own strengths, rather than that of the people. Only a few choose to align themselves against the Knights, knowing full well what fighting them might entail.
This is the tale of Pokearth in the grasp of new leadership. These are the Anxiety Trials.