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 Posted: Aug 29 2017, 02:49 PM
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Sand crunched underfoot amid the wind whipping sand about, and the scattered conversations along the Lake shore that day. Crater Lake was fairly active during the calmer seasons, and this Fall had been no different as Denzil made his way through the moving crowd. His armor had been left at the Forge for this outing, though his stave rested in his left hand as an impromptu walking stick in the shifting soil.

He managed to find a clear stretch of sand a bit away from the Lake's edge and unrolled a simple reed mat onto the ground, which was immediately claimed by a violet rodent with large ears. Denzil gave the Nidoran a light pat on its spiny back before loosing the youngest member of their group from her sphere.

The tiny Sneasel rubbed her eye with the knuckle of one claw as she took form, burbling as she glanced about in wonder. This was the first time she had been to Crater Lake, or any lake for that matter, and it was an entirely new experience to the open road they had traveled together.

Taking her claw in hand, Denzil carefully led her to the water's edge where the wet sand was far more compact and easier to walk upon. Her feet made sharp indents in the sand on her way to chase the outgoing waves, beating a retreat each time the water swept forward to claim these small footprints for itself.

Denzil turned with a smile when a thump sent a shook the ground, a dozing Jacob slumped at the water's edge with his hooves dug into the warm sand to protect his precious mud. The red streak that was Ruby zipped to and fro overhead, skimming low over the water to trail her feet in sharp lines of spray.

Pharus had opted to remain in his sphere considering the bright sunlight, preferring the shadowed night to the brilliant day. Denzil sat nearby as Gemini made to show this massive blue thing that she had no fear, squealing to his side when an especially frothy wave washed over her feet.

They sat and watched as a cactus creature hopped past alongside a small girl, shaking a rough tune with the spined flowers on its head as they did so. After a bit he took a page from Jacob's book, and began digging into the wet sand and shaping a rough structure with his hands and a discarded stick.

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Ruby
Zipping over the water, dragging her feet along the surface.

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Dorian
Sleeping on his favored reed mat.

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Gemini
Showing the big blue thing how fierce she is.

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Jacob
Napping with front hooves buried in the sand.

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Lucas was tired from the long journey from Edgewood to Crater Lake. It had taken him quite a long time to reach this location, but he came here because he had some hopes that he could obtain some rare Pokemon. However, now that he was here at Crater Lake he decided that it was best for him to simply relax and enjoy the time he could spend. He wasn’t exactly in rough shape for the winter, and whatever fire type pokemon he caught around here he could sell in Dedrius with ease.

As he walked the beach he managed to find a spot where there weren’t a lot of people. This would allow him to let his beloved team rest, relax, and enjoy this beautiful place without getting nervous. He wasn’t worried about most of his team, but he always took cautions when it came to Ashi. He managed to find a spot where only a few people and Pokemon were at.

Now that he was safely away from many of the people he pulled out the three Pokeballs that he had full. Dropping them to the ground he called up his entire pack. Ashi, Lugus, and Veteris all managed to form at roughly the same time. Ashi was the first to recover from the process with all her wits and she was quick to scan the area for any threats her hackles were up until she made certain that there were no threats that she had to protect her pack from. Then she visibly relaxed looking up at Lucas expectantly.

Veteris was the next to regain himself looking at Lucas he was quick to rush over and nuzzle him affectionately to which Lucas knelt carefully and scratched the little Stunky behind his ears. This was the sweet spot that the Stunky loved to have scratched. Lugus, on the other hand, seemed to be slightly nervous before he rushed into the shade of Lucas’ body. He was still new to the world, and while the large lake wouldn’t bother him in the slightest everything else was new. Lucas laughed softly gently running a hand along Lugus’ back “It is alright. I won’t let anything get you.” He looked to Ashi and Veteris next “You two can play or relax as you like. I don’t want either of you to cause problems though, and keep an eye on Lugus.” He said before adjusting his pokemon and himself to take off his boots and his pack.

Looking inside of it he was careful to observe the egg that was remaining inside of it. He had to be very careful with the egg it was the last egg he had in his care. This was a great relief to Lucas as he didn’t want to risk breaking the egg. Veteris looked to see the group that Denzil and his pokemon made. The one closest to him was the Mudbray that was napping in the sand. Veteris gave a soft cry of excitement and rushed towards the equine. This did not go unnoticed by Lucas who was careful to watch the reaction between the two pokemon.

Veteris didn’t rush in an aggressive manner, and instead he only bounded cheerfully towards the Mudbray. As he neared he slowed down sniffing and chirping softly for the Mudbray to hear him coming and so he wouldn’t spook the equine.

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Hiding in Lucas' shadow, looking around nervously.

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Standing in front of Lucas scanning for threats on all sides.

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The young Sneasel had just toppled the latest of her Handler's sand towers with a happy grin when she turned at a sound. She gave a faint hiss and ducked behind Denzil's leg, a claw on his back and peeking around him to glare at the unknown furred creature. She glanced up when Denzil put his hand on her back and gave her smile, before looking over and watching this newcomer closely.

Jacob didn't acknowledge them at first or even move for that matter as the waves lapped up the sand to where his hooves remained buried before him. Dorian cracked open one red eye to keep them in sight, only to shake his head and resume his sunning on the reed mat. By this time the Pokecard in Denzil's hand had pulled up a rough data sheet on this curious 'Stunky', a Poison-Type like Dorian.

He kept his stave on the ground beside him but otherwise kept them in sight, peering back and seing a person standing nearby with a dusky-furred canine. Jacob slowlly lifted his head when a splash flecked water across his side two children playing some chasing game. He blinked bleerily for a moment before giving a yawn that threatened to swallow the entirety of the Lake, standing with a stretch of muddied limbs and turning about.

His attempt to trot further from the water was halted when the mudbray nearly stepped atop a small skunk chittering near the ground. He blinked twice before leaning down to nuzzle his snout against the creature's fur in curiousity and sniff at the stranger.

Ruby's most recent circuit of the Lake ended with a spray of water when she abruptly stop and straight straight into the air, trailing it with her somewhat to sprinkle down over the group. She arced once and came to a hover, zipping once around the newcomers and taking in the sight of the crawling insect hiding in the human's shadow before resuming her play atop the surface of the water. Denzil gave a light smile at his partner's assessment and waved the newcomers over, "There's plenty of room."
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-Scoped out the newcomers, currently playing with the water's surface.

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Dorian
-Not concerned with the newcomers, sunning nearby.

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Jacob
-Snuffling curiously at the fuzzy skunk.

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Gemini
-Peeking around Denzil, keeping the strangers in sight.

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Lucas watched as Veteris met Jacob and was nervous. Veteris loved to hug everything and he wasn’t very particular about that. However, if he was given injury or insult then he would turn violent and volatile. So, if he did not like this pokemon that Lucas didn’t understand at first, but his Pokecard recorded and relayed that it was a Mudsbray. Yet, not much was known about this species other than the basics and the name. He was interested in the thing to be sure, but that was his poacher’s mind at work. He would not allow himself to be distracted however, and instead watched the scene carefully.

Veteris managed to avoid being stepped on with great ease and skill. Then he started to rub up against the muddy sides of Jacob’s front legs. He didn’t mind the muddy or sandy chips that came upon him, but he was happy to have someone to cuddle with. He was only too happy to let the equine pokemon snuffle him and he even arched his back and let his tail slowly glide across the muzzle of the equine.

Seeing the invitation was given Lucas made his way closer to the Denzil. Ashi was at his heels, and Lugus had quickly scaled his body and rested on his master’s shoulder. He watched the sky keeping his eyes on the flying insect pokemon that was fascinating and he really was blown away by the sight. He hadn’t seen much combat, or much of anything yet being that he was still new to the world.

As the two were at a respectful speaking range he did so “Greetings, I am sorry about Veteris over there.” He said gesturing to the skunk pokemon who was nuzzling and cuddling Jacob “He likes to cuddle, I also have to warn you that he has a very…volatile nature. If he’s hurt or insulted he will spray with all his might. I hope you will forgive me and him.” He said as a way of greeting.

Ashi who was at her Alpha’s heels looked to Gemini, and she did not look very pleased about this. She did not bare her fangs, she did not growl, but she was very wary in her body stance. She also did not allow herself to look away from either Gemini, or Denzil splitting her attention between the two with incredible speed.
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Resting on Lucas’ shoulder and watching Ruby with wonder.
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Keeping an eye on the two closest to them, and is ready to defend if attacked.
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Nuzzling Jacob and letting him Snuffle his fill. (Maybe getting dirty as well, but he doesn’t mind)

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Denzil’s reply was cut short when the red dragonfly swooped into a hover overhead, scattering loose sand about before her clawed feet latched to the top of her Handler’s head. Denzil’s head dipped forward under her weight before righting himself and looking up at her until his eyes threatened to disappear into his eyebrows. Ruby’s wings were drooping quite a bit and her breathing was heavier than usual.

Denzil gave her small head horns a pat and held up a red and white sphere, which recalled the flying insect in a beam of red energy. He gave a polite nod to the newcomers, “Denzil, that was Ruby that just flew in for a rest. Jacob there has the indifferent patience of a saint, so as long as your partner does not overly bother him there won’t be an issue.

The magenta rodent rolled over so that the spines on his back were angled in the direction of the strangers, “That’s Dorian, and this is Gemini. I didn’t catch your name, or those of your other two friends.” he added with a nod to the canine and climbing insect accompanying the man. ‘Gemini’ for her part ignored them to knock down Denzil’s most recent sand tower, fangs peeking out with a burbling giggle that could almost pass off as menacing. Almost. The Sneasel squealed just then as the water swept up and brushed the back of her foot, prompting her to dart to the safety of her Handler’s back.

While the young one openly glared at the big blue thing from the cover of Denzil’s side, Jacob had mostly finished his snuffling and planted his hooves into the soil. A loud thump later and the collapse of yet another sand tower marked the Mudbray’s chosen location for his current nap, leaving a modest indent in the sand as he began to gently snore.
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Ruby
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Dorian
-Turned away from strangers, spines angled toward them.

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Gemini
-Hiding behind Denzil, glaring at the Lake.

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Jacob
:Plopped onto the sand for another nap:

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As Ruby came flying in overhead Lugus looked up raising one of his little foreclaws to try and touch the beautiful red thing that flew over him. His little eyes said he was envious, that he wanted to fly himself. He wanted to be able to soar like that. As she was recalled he gave a couple chirp-like sounds that were sad in tone and he put his little claw back down his tiny wings buzzing on his back creating a humming sound as they did so. Still, he settled right back down and looked at the other human with curious tilts of his head this way and that.

Lucas, on the other hand, nodded his head to Denzil as he caught the name of the Yanma and the horse Pokemon that Veteris was getting to know better. Lucas smiled looking over at his little skunk “Well, once he’s done cuddling he will come and inspect the rest of you I am certain. He’s too curious by half, and it usually gets us into trouble.” He said simply as an explanation. Upon hearing he had left out some names Lucas cleared his throat “Oh sorry about that. I’m Luke.” He gently rubbed a foot against Ashi’s side “This little Beta here is Ashi and this.” He said patting Lugus on the head “Is Lugus, the baby of my group. It’s a pleasure to meet you Denzil. I am sorry if we spoiled your fun in the sun here.” He said in his best tone of friendliness.

The burbling giggle of Gemini caught both Ashi and Lugus’ attention and both Pokemon looked at her watching her one with wariness in her intent, the other with curiosity. Lugus wasn’t sure what to make of this little biped, but the sounds she made were interesting to hear. As she ran back to hide behind Denzil Lugus started to make the humming sound with his wings and body once more as if trying to match the sound, or create sound himself for fun. Ashi however, was unmoved and glad to see that this Sneasel wasn’t looking at her or her alpha. Ashi didn’t trust Sneasels for the most part, and had an old grudge against them. Still, her Alpha wasn’t reacting, so she couldn’t react either.

Over by Jacob Veteris was giving soft chirps to show he was sad that the Pokemon didn’t seem interested in him anymore, but then he noticed the other human and more pokemon that were around. Without waiting he bounded towards the group passing Dorian on his way and instead going straight up to Denzil chirping and trying to rub up along his leg opposite Gemini. With a soft Groan Lucas shook his head “Enough Veteris, you don’t have to cuddle with everyone you see. Besides what if this little Sneasel here doesn’t like you rubbing up against her master. We aren’t here for a fight.” Now Veteris looked to the Sneasel and started to sniff at her his tail flicking to and fro as if he was considering what to do about her.

Lucas shook his head again turning his attention back to Denzil “Again I apologize. So, tell me, where did you get Jacob. I haven’t seen a pokemon like him before. Did you catch him around these parts, or was he a gift?” He asked letting his great interest in pokemon show.

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Keeping an eye on Gemini starting to take a defensive stance ready to react to any hostile intentions.
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Cuddling Denzil while also looking to Gemini sniffing at her and waiting to see how she will react.

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Tentatively, he reached out with a hand and rested it upon the excited skunk's head. When he was immediately doused in foul-smelling spray he smiled, and scratched lightly down Veteris' back. Gemini for her part seemed to take offense and grabbed his hand, placing it atop her own head and sitting back down with a huff.

She was moving to grab his other hand until he began scratching just under her 'feathered' ear, to which she leaned back with her eyes closed. Denzil's other hand was now free to greet the curious Stunky again. The clicking of Lugus caught his eye, and he made a note of seeing if Ruby would fly the little bug around a bit after she had cooled off, and voiced his idea to Lucas a moment later.

"A bit of both to be honest" he replied, his scratching now bringing the baby Sneasel into a near slumber. "On my first task as a Handler, we were helping escort someone to the next settlement South of here. We were about halfway there when a pair of hounds had chased Jacob across our path, and from the state of them it was clear that they were both starving and exhausted."

The Mudbray in question gave a sleepy snort and send sand scattering into the water's edge. "I managed to capture at least one of them and Jacob joined soon after. So he was captured I'd say, but he was no less a gift than the rest of my family." Dorian gave what might have been a light huff at that, but his stance seemed to relax a bit from where he was sunning himself.

Denzil gave a knowing look towards the Nidoran before shifting to the newcomers. "The shore is a big place, if you want to sit and share your story."

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Ruby
Cooling off in her Pokeball.

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Won't admit that he sees them as family, as well. Still sunning on his favorite reed mat.

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Jacob
Napping near the water's edge, dreaming.

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Gemini
Trying to stay awake from having her head-feather scratched.

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When Denzil started to pet him and scratch down Veteris’ back the little skunk Pokemon gave grateful chirps of pleasure and enjoyment. He arched his back to allow Denzil’s fingers to find the sweet spots on his back. When Gemini took the hand that was giving him such pleasure, however, Veteris gave a soft mournful squeak that sounded sad and dejected. Yet, he changed his tone right around when Denzil’s other hand came to pet and scratch him.

Lugus decided that it was safe to climb down, and he did so crawling down Lucas’ back to stand next to Ashi who was still on guard. Lucas heard the idea that Denzil voiced and he looked at the little baby Nincada “I think that Lugus would love that.” He said Pokemon down at his baby Pokemon that was slowly approaching the baby Sneasel. Looking at her curiously as he hadn’t seen a Sneasel before and she chirped which he could also do.

Lucas listened intently to the story and he smiled looking over to where the Mudbray was sleeping and gave that soft snort. He smiled fondly as he heard the word family and then looked down to Ashi, Veteris, and Lugus. They were his family, or at least the only family that he had now. He had no idea where his sister was, and no idea if his brother was even alive or dead after that night so long ago. At the end of the story, he nodded “Yes I can see how it is both. Well, you and Jacob are lucky to have found each other.”

When he heard the invitation to tell his story Lucas sat down slowly. He had to think about what he was going to say. He knew very well that being a Pokemon Poacher was not a good thing and that he could indeed be arrested. So, he decided to change it up. As soon as he sat down Veteris rushed into his lap and began to give soft almost purring sounds while Lucas scratched the little Pokemon's belly, and chin. Ashi moved closer laying against her Alpha’s leg.

Clearing his throat Lucas began “Well, my story doesn’t start being interesting until I was a bit older. I was born in Fough Place to a decently talented Smith. My Older brother stayed trying to learn the craft, and my sister married into another family moving away quickly. My father was scum, and he burned our house down. My older brother threw me out of a window and into the river that worked our wheel which in turn worked our billows. When I woke up I was in Edgewood.” Ashi nuzzled her head against Luke’s knee and he pats her head in response “I was found by a woodsman. He took over raising me. He died in a horrible accident only this past year. Ashi and Veteris here were his Pokemon, and I worked with them, so I took them with me. I couldn’t leave them in the wild. Lugus here is the first Pokemon I ever caught on my own because I hatched him from an egg I found. Well, I have spent my whole life in and around the Edgewood, Fough Place, and Dedrius. So, I have decided that I want to see the rest of the world so, here I am and that’s my story.” He said finishing this off with a soft spreading of his arms before he went back to petting both Veteris and Ashi.


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Laying against Lucas’ right knee letting him pet her head.
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Slowly inching closer to Gemini to investigate her.

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