near the last known location of regirock's tomb, several trainers have stumbled across an ominous opening. inside, they will find the ruins of the legendary titan, riddled with traps, treasures, and the mystical unknown. no one knows what awaits them but one thing is for sure — a new arc begins. despite the thin veil of peace, the public still faces unease.
http://pkmn-hoenn.boards.net/whisper of justice! [m]
a faction-based pokemon roleplay
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
[break] the harbor was quiet. too quiet. not even a whisper could be heard throughout the whole place. [break][break] of course one certain whisper was probably loud enough to break the silence as two figures hugged the shadows of various freight littered around and made their way along the water's edge. the pokkenger and the saint of slateport, two local heroes were chosen to deal with inhumane experiments going on around slateport, and honestly who could have picked a better team? of course while their skills as trainers was without doubt there were some...issues about a pair like this. mainly the headache that was the pokkengers...eccentricities. [break][break] "c'mon now miss saint. we gotta hurry if we wanna catch these guys in the act! get those legs a-moving!" the masked hero whispered loudly as he and his lucario were taking point as his aura pokemon searched out any large groups of people with his aura before picking up a trail and sneaking his way ahead prompting the pokkenger to follow. "i think we got a lead!"
Doing official league work was always such a strange thought, that somehow she was not only trusted despite her age but that she was recognized capable enough to handle these situations. It was a strange sort of a feeling, and yet the people of this city looked up to her. She had become a role model, whether that was her intent or not. For once, she had a chance to be proactive, before anyone else got hurt. Steeling herself, Ruby focused on the mission ahead.
It was dead quiet here, something that never happened in the city. Ruby's eyes narrowed as she looked around slowly trying to take in everything, only to be spoken to by her partner in this endeavor, the Pokkenger. It was a bit strange, working with someone in costume, but he certainly proved himself the same time she did in Slateport. Despite that, she was indeed quite curious about who was behind the mask.
With a quiet voice, Ruby responded. "I'll be fine, I can keep up." She nodded slowly, eyes glancing over at the Lucario in the distance before whispering again. "Trust me, you don't have to worry about me." True to her word, Ruby barely made a sound as she walked, her feet rolling with every step to dull the sound. An entire childhood of being quiet almost every second of the day instilled a natural talent with being quite stealthy
As soon as it appeared that they got a lead thanks to his Lucario, Ruby was quick to make her way over towards them. Crouching low to the ground, Ruby kept a hand instinctively over Whisper's Pokeball as she pushed forwards.
[break] the saint was quick to follow the lucario's lead as they started to sneak against the warehouses of the harbor and hugged the walls of one of them as the lucario signaled them to the side of it. as the pokkenger was the last to join them on the side he noticed the large door to suddenly open and a person dressed in full team rocket uniform come out and inspect the area. luckily the group was quick enough to not even be near their line of sight so being found out so early wasn't a worry. "ok this definitely seems to be the one. now if only....there!" [break][break] in a hushed tone the hero pointed at a stack of crates that lead up to a window high above them. "allow me." the pokkenger showed great climbing skill as he managed to crawl onto the tower of crates and reach the window which required him to stand on the tip of his toes. inside he could see various cages full of pokemon as three scientists in robes walked around with pens and clipboards scribbling something down as they stood in front of the cages. with them were about four rocket grunts looking bored as heck as they sat around doing nothing. "this is definitely our target...but they don't seem like much of a threat. just a bunch of docs doing paperwork, but they got a few guards with them. if we can get those guards out of this building we can bust through no problem." [break][break] as he jumped down from the crates he reached into his belt and took out a pokeball with some muscle to help them out. "care to do the honors of baiting them out miss saint?"
Ruby's eyes followed the Pokkenger as he climbed up the crates to look into the building, before drifting back to the individual out front. Certainly seemed suspicious enough. After his recon confirmed it, Ruby steeled her nerves as she pulled Whisper's Pokeball from her belt. Despite that, she couldn't help but smile softly as he kept referring to her as Miss Saint as if it was her codename or something.
Regardless, determined to be a decent distraction and bait, she paused for a few seconds debating what would truly get their attention. Going in stealthy with Whisper or Bubbles wouldn't grab the attention of the guards inside... but if they thought they had a fight on their hands, perhaps even an easy one at that, they might all go out and become cocky, thinking they could pick a fight and maybe steal some 'innocent little girls' pokemon. Her smile only widened for a moment before she attempted to get into the mindset.
Sending out Whisper and Bubbles, she silently motioned for them to stay with the Pokkenger for the time being, and only come out if she was in true danger. For now, she had the perfect bait. Her Kubfu, an incredibly rare pokemon, that hopefully not even trained minions could resist the urge to just leap out and grab something they've probably never seen before. With that in mind, Ruby adjusted her clothes, blinked a few times, and simply took Bea the Kubfu by the hand, gently walking with them out onto the docks.
She could practically feel the eyes of the man at the large door on her already as she walked out. Playing it up, Ruby decided to truly play it up. Slouching over forwards slightly, she let out a soft yawn, "Teddy, I'm tired... Where's momma?" She'd ask out loud, hopefully just loud enough to be overheard. Of course, Bea had absolutely no idea what was going on, simply shrugging. Soon enough, out of the corner of her eyes she noticed the man poking his head back inside, likely to grab the attention of some of the grunts. Hook, line, and sinker.
[break] as ruby left her pokemon to help the pokkenger she went off with a strange new one to be the bait. hopefully the small little bear would keep her safe as from inside the grunts and professors were suddenly making their way to the entrance of the warehouse to see what was going on. with that the pokkenger managed to rip the window open and released some help from his pokeballs, to help were a small little snom and a hawlucha who didn't need much instruction to follow their trainer into the warehouse and help ruby's pokemon into the building. once inside pokkenger began to scan the area, in the rear were cages full of pokemon and large tubes with strange liquids sloshing around. he was pretty certain that there was something inside of one of them, just the thought of a poor pokemon inside sent a shiver down the hero's spine. [break][break] "ok...lets get to work. let's try to free these poor pokemon and get them outta here, pretty sure they'd love to give some payback to those guys." the hawlucha got to work tearing up the locks on the cages with a high jump kick. the rattling spooked some of the caged pokemon and they started to let out cries which got the attention of a scientist who was coming back into the warehouse and saw the scene and started to call the guards back. "uh oh...time to make a ruckus folks. mothra!" the snom was quick on the trigger to blast the scientist away with an aurora beam and signaling the start of a brawl as more grunts decided to return and face the hero.