= Relic Castle =
Face after face pooled into the small ruins of the castle. The sand pooled beneath their feet, everyone basked in the warmth it brought while greetings and other pleasantries took place. There was nothing awaiting the gathered children, however. They were all requested to come to this place but there was seemingly nothing here besides, well, each other. Why had the dream voices brought them here? What were they trying to accomplish by requesting that sixteen teens, with little to no travel experience, come to this extremely specific spot? Fortunately for everyone gathered in the heat and dust of the desert, they would not have to ponder this fact for long.
While speaking to each other, listening to the Pokemon chatter and jump around excitedly, a noise was heard from deeper within the castle. Quiet at first, but growing ever louder, until it had achieved the attention of everyone present at the castle. It sounded similar to footsteps, followed by static. Faces turned, some wandered slightly; hoping to find the source of the odd sounds. But to no avail. And then as quickly as it began it just kind of...
It was silent. Almost completely. Anyone around could have probably heard a pin drop. Ears strained in an attempt to hear something... anything else, but there was nothing. Until the footsteps began, slow at first, until they began to get a bit faster. The teens approached the stairs, assuming that was the source of the noise. A few peaked down the stairs, a couple offered to go down and investigate. However, this was unnecessary, as they caught sight of an orange haired boy and a blue haired girl emerging from the stairs. More of the 'others'? Perhaps they had arrived early and went to hide out in the lower levels so they would not be found.
"Ah. So you've arrived." The boy spoke, his hair wild and orange. His voice sounded... familiar, almost as though the teens had heard it before. He gave a small smile, his eyes showed kindness. The girl behind him, small and short, hid slightly; glancing amongst those gathered. "Come." The boy continued, gesturing to the group. The duo walked back down the stairs, disappearing almost as quickly as they had arrived. The gathered teens glanced at one another, but figured maybe it was best to follow, they had nothing else to go on at this point. The group began to file down the stairs, only to see that the stairs abruptly ended in a large blue portal that resembled a nebula. Confusion rang through the group, was it safe to enter an odd portal? One of the teens walked forward and stuck their arm through it to test it, only to be sucked the rest of the way through. The others looked at each other, before slowly walking into the portal, one by one.
The world within the portal was foggy, marble pillars gave way to a large dining hall. The mist swirled around them, the world seeming almost dream-like. The two people they had followed in were no where to be found, the teens glanced around until they caught sight of one another. Gasps rang throughout the crowd.
They were Pokemon.
Each teen appeared as the name they had been called in their dreams, they were all confused, more so than they had been before. They were approached once again by the small blue haired girl who had been standing behind the boy. "Greetings." She spoke, giving a small bow. "Welcome to the Hall of Legends. I am Lunala." her voice sounded small, but she smiled slightly. "It's so nice to finally meet you all!" She exclaimed. She grinned before being surrounded by a large blast of light, transforming fully into a large bat creature. "Here in the Hall, your true forms will be shown. But when you gain control over your power you'll be able to transform at will like I just did!" She smirked. A large lion walked forth from the far end of the hall through the mist, his fur was a stunning white.
"Hello children, I am Solgaleo." He bowed to them. The faces of the children remained glued to the large lion. "Thank you for coming, you will be safe here." He continued, "And... of course, you will finally learn the truth."
Everyone took a seat at the table; it had twenty seats, both ends filled by Solgaleo and Lunala respectively. The other eighteen, were where everyone took their places on either side. Solgaleo looked at those gathered, acknowledging every single one of them.
"It is nice to see each of you again." He looked towards each one individually, smiling and laying his eyes upon them when he spoke their names. "Genesect, Zygarde, Meloetta, Shaymin, Dialga, Regigigas, Xerneas, Kyruem, Regirock, Ho-Oh, Cobalion, Hoopa, Yveltal, Rayquaza, Zapdos, and Nihilego." He starred at Erin for a few seconds before continuing. "I'm sure you've all heard the legend of Necrozma at some point in your life?" Most of the children nodded but a few shook their heads that they had not. Solgaleo sighed. Beginning to retell the legend.
Once he had finished, everyone sat in silence for a few moments before Solgaleo cleared his throat once again. "The legend is true. Each of you are living proof of this fact." He looked over the chairs again, noting the two that were unfilled. "Lunala and I created this dimension in order to protect us, and in turn all of you from Necrozma while we teach you how to better harness your powers." He glanced across the table to his sister who nodded and spread her wings to sit up."Many years ago, the great one known as Arceus created all known life. He created powerful beasts to control the aspects of the world, and with their help created the place we call home. The beings he created have come to be known as “legendary”, huge beasts that have control over aspects of life. Some that control time and space, others that represent life and death, and even ones that represent the weather. With the help of these beasts, Arceus came to create the rest of the Pokemon and even bring forth humans; however he could have never foreseen the events caused by the dimensional rift that tore through the sky.
The rift appeared suddenly, without warning. Arceus at first, assumed that the guardian of space, Palkia had accidentally created the rift and would come to close it in time. He could never have been so wrong. Odd creatures began pouring through the rift, things never seen by the legends at the time. They were different, odd, more similar to the humans that Arceus had just began to create than the Pokemon that wandered freely. Also unlike the legends, there were multiples of each one; countless amounts of one, similar to regular Pokemon rather than the grotesque twisted beasts that swirled in front of the legendaries. However, there was one exception, the one that controlled the beasts was huge, towering threateningly over them and seemingly the only one similar to itself.
It referred to itself as the great lord Necrozma, and recounted it’s life within the alternate dimension it had come from. It spoke of harsh times, war, and the deaths of many and seeing Arceus’ almost perfect world caused it anger. It lashed out, attacking all the legendaries and Arceus himself. Many fled, but one legendary of each of the respective types that Arceus had created stuck around till the very end to lend Arceus their power.
The war waged on for centuries, until it seemed to reach a stalemate. The leaders of each side were weakened, and their forces had diminished as time went on. Necrozma offered Arceus a truce, in exchange for equal power over the mortal realm along with understanding the eighteen elements that Arceus had created. Arceus accepted in order to save the legends that fought alongside him during this war, but Necrozma had other plans. Upon Arceus’ acceptance, Necrozma fired an extremely powerful concentrated beam at Arceus and the legends that had stuck alongside him. Once the attack was finished, Arceus stood, extremely weak and on the verge of death and looked towards his fellow legends. Each of which had fallen to the attack, they lay behind him motionless.
Arceus was mortified, he asked Necrozma why he had done such a thing, to which Necrozma replied that he wanted control over this realm, and all realms and would do anything to obtain his goal. He prepared another attack, ready to finish Arceus off when one of his own soldiers stepped in front of Arceus. It was the young jellyfish-like beast, she begged for Necrozma to stop, stop all this violence and go home. Necrozma grew angry at her betrayal, finishing her off with a single strong slash. Arceus sat, knowing it was his last stand, he was prepared to accept his fate. Necrozma focused on him, ready to provide the final blow.
While he was preparing his attack, the twins of day and night jumped through the dimensional crack. Solgaleo and Lunala stood in protest to Necrozma, and he was unprepared for what came next. Using their combined power, the twins forced Necrozma and his minions back through the portal they had come through and sealed him inside with a spell crafted by them and the four guardian Tapu’s.
What came next was an era of peace, and a heartbroken Arceus. His companions had died fighting alongside them, however Arceus foresaw more danger in the future that he would once again need their help with so he told Solgaleo and Lunala a prophecy to hold true.
“100 years of peace will follow the defeat of Necrozma, until he's able to break his chains and come wreak havoc upon our world once again. Those who have fallen today will be reborn eighteen years before the date he will free himself, they will be triumphant over Necrozma once their full potential has been realized.” "
"Indeed. In this current state, Necrozma would make quick work of you." She looked at the faces in at the table, "His chains will break tomorrow however..." Lunala had a panicked expression forced upon her face. "He'll surely be looking for me and Leo... and all of you, assuming he's heard the legend in his bindings..." She glanced around sheepishly, fidgeting with her hands.
"Luna. That's enough. You're going to frighten them!" Leo boomed towards his sister, she flinched in response and relaxed back into her chair.
"I'm only telling them the truth. He almost killed Arceus! Do you think these..." She glanced around at the teens, now in Pokemon forms, "Meatsacks! Do you think these meatsacks actually stand a chance? They're not even at full power!" Luna spat back. Leo roared at her, causing her to leave to room in a fit of rage.
"I... apologise for my sister. She gets worried quite easily." He glanced at everyone, all their faces filled with worry. "Um. You're free to wander around if you want. Down that hall behind me are bedrooms for you all, I'm sure you must be exhausted." Leo gave a small bow, leaving the room and letting all the children sit and wonder what Necrozma was actually like.
While everyone sat, they felt a surge of power flow through them; teens and Pokemon partners alike. They felt more powerful, and their partners had become stronger and some even changed their forms.
Act 1 Complete
Each legendary child is able to gain two more powers, as well as make one of their current powers stronger.
Your partner Pokemon is able to evolve if you wish, if it has three stages it can evolve into the second stage. If it only has two, it can become fully evolved at this point if you wish.