Chapter 1

Our tale begins on a fateful day- As a small group of to-be-trainers, our soon to be “heroes”, looking to join a yearly event known as “The tournament”. For them, this was their chance to become an official trainer. Given pokemon, their mettle would be tested and if they’d prove their worth, would give them that license they’d so desire.

However, things did not turn out as they hoped- Not even halfway through the tournament it came to an abrupt stop as the tournament was besieged by ghosts. As most ran to leave the “more competent” to deal with it, the trainers spotted an odd disturbance. And while some would argue their next actions irresponsible or stupid, others would call them brave- As they rushed over to help.

Following their intervention, they had a quick meeting with the supposed leader of the attack- A dusknoir going by the name “Grim”. Seeing the trainers refusing to budge and the officials finishing up business however, he was forced to relent- Absconding the scene.

This left the trainers in mourning for the fact their chance at a license was shot- Were it not for the fact Mr. Oswalt, Isoceles city mayor had noticed their valiant efforts- And decided to reward them the license regardless.

However, even then it would soon become clear that their adventures would be far from over. As the trainers explored they would come to meet odd sights- One group finding what seemed to be the remains of an ancient temple- And several who had seemed to have lost their lives over it. Others meanwhile, discovered leads to a long missing person.

With these developments and with what happened the day before, Elite four member Matsudo offered the trainers an additional choice- Claiming he would usually not do anything of the kind, he offered the trainers an option to become “League trainers”- A position that would give them both added responsibilities and privileges. Seeing little disadvantage in the offer, all trainers took up on it- And soon took benefit of the “job board” that came with the position, little knowing this would once more send them on an unexpected, grim turn of events…

One party went to look for more clues after the missing person – Eventually finding the man, Zacharie, in a state of madness. Some form of genetic experiment had gone full wrong to the scale of a horror movie as he seemed little in control of his own actions. Luckily, the trainers managed to take him down- Bringing him to the people responsible for his state, as they swore to do whatever possible to try and fix him. So far, with little success…

The other trainers meanwhile, went out to help remove some pokemon from a nearby reservoir. But this too would turn out far more grand than first expected- As the pokemon in question had appeared to be driven away from their home, the marsh far to the south. The trainers decided to help escort the pokemon back- Possibly finding out the source of their refuge. Little did they expect a robot menace to be the cause of the attacks- Only naturally, the trainers attacked the war-bot, managing to take it down and with it, the source of the disturbance. Doing so however, had caused the ire of the person behind the robot in question- As the trainers quickly found themselves to be accosted by a man named Tex Tesla- Claiming he was in the right and the trainers had senselessly destroyed his equipment. Regardless of right or wrong, it seemed he would leave it there- Although giving the trainers a chance to “pay him back” at a later time…

But so another day passes- For once, in relative peace, as the trainers would prepare for the tournament tomorrow…

Chapter 1

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