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    Default Ultra Wormhole RP: Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloJello
    NBP 1 - Ranger Margo Sterling.

    “So, from the top.”

    Large, intelligent red eyes look back at Margo as the young woman fiddles with the strings of her dark-green hoodie. Spark the Manectric doesn’t respond with more than a slight inclination of her battle-scarred muzzle, but Margo knows that the electric wolf understands.

    Deep breath in, then, “We’re going to go into the Ultra Wormhole.” She gestures to the beam of white light shooting into the sky. Ostensibly, it disappears somewhere above the clouds covering every centimeter of the sky, but Margo’s not quite sure. No one, least of all one backwoods Pacifidlogger Ranger, knows much of anything about this giant tear in reality. “The wormhole is going to take us to Ultra Space. And then we’re gonna meet some Pokemon, and this is just… gonna be a regular expedition, apart from the teleporting! Should be interesting.”

    Spark tilts her head, then steps forward and nuzzles against Margo’s hand, demanding affection while simultaneously comforting her Trainer. Margo smiles. Apprehensive as she is about entering the Ultra Wormhole, her Pokemon are always a comfort.

    The wormhole itself is unnaturally bright. Every inch of the sky is covered in clouds, but the funnel descending from the sky pulses with so much luminescence that it might as well be clear daylight. This works in everyone’s favor - there’s too many people here, eager to throw themselves into new, unexplored dimensions, and darkness would just make everyone risk tripping over each other. The noise is less than ideal, but Margo sits back anyway, idly petting Spark. She’s quite content to wait here for her Trainer to find her amid the hustle and bustle of the overcrowded gate.

    Trainer Stats
    Name: Rick.
    Location: Enigma Ruins gate - it’s super crowded. The weather is cloudy and a bit chilly.
    Items: Park Ball (x2), Super Ball (x2), Hyper Ball (x2), Energy Powder (x3), Revival Herb (x1).
    Encounters Remaining: 5/5
    Pokemon Encountered: ???
    Pokemon Captured: ???
    Character Count: 0/???

    Pokemon Stats
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick
    The day before, I went to the city to get the supplies for the run, and now was the day for our second expedition to the National Park. That is, if we could call it that way. We would actually explore an Ultra Wormhole that opened up in the island's sky a few days back. One would assume that the staff would probably close the Park while the thing was there. It's never known for how long they remain open, but it is know they're not permanent. Instead, they did the opposite, and are now accepting applies for short expeditions into the Wormhole.

    Most like the first, I received the letter confirming that my application has been accepted and taken by one of the rangers. In it it could read:
    "Dear trainer Rick, we would like to confirm that we received your application, and we now have a ranger free to take you on your Ultra Wormhole expedition. Please present yourself to the Ranger Margo Sterling in the National Park, by the Enigma Ruins' entrance. You'll get more information there. Regards; from the National Park Staff."

    "The Enigma Ruins?!" - I shouted. "Why does everything always have to include that place somehow?" Iris sitted and sighed, as it brought memories. Zephir hopped to my shoulder and stared at the letter, wonder what were we talking about. Back when we had our Trial Run on that place, it was just me and Iris when she was just a Ponyta. Zephir would only join a few weeks later, and since then has never been in National Park before. And this wouldn't necessarily be a "Park" run either.

    "Oh, forget it. You would regret being there. But you'll probably get a taste of it, now." - I told him. In some way, it was a quite familiar scenario for me, as the Ruins pretty much do what the Ultra Space was said to do already... kind of... But at least the areas replicated by the Ruins were based on real places. There wasn't any guarantees it would be case inside that Wormhole.

    "Alright! Let's get ready." - I said while putting the letter on the belt pocket. Iris got back up, and Zephir leaped out from my shoulder to her rump while I went into the cabin to get the supplies. At the arrival to the National Park, there was the Wormhole in the sky, and staring at it were dozens of people wanting to get in. Which was a quite impressive sighting. I would assume more people would be relutant to even try to venture into something out of this world, especialy since even the rangers themselves didn't have any background on this kind of things, as fas as I knew.

    "Hehe... right... no way we're gonna get across this sea of people." - I thought. Zephir droped to the ground, as I dismounted and crounched for him. "Alrigh pal, can you search for a person with these caractheristics? Black hair, dark skin and medium stature." Zephir nodded, and went to the crowd. He actually didn't went too far. Being smaller had its pros and cons. One of the cons is that people don't really pay attention where they step when there's a creature not much bigger than a cat passing through their legs.

    I facepalmed. I gave Iris a side look. "You know what?" I mounted on her back and called Zephir back. "Let's just... go through them. They step away for sure." - I told. If it was just like the first time, the ranger would be waiting at the entrance of the Ruins. Plus, waiting in the middle of the crowd when they must meet with a trainer would be counterprodutive. "Excuse me! Mare passing!" - I warned as we passed through. Some people just took a side-step, while others went a few meters back away from the flames. Do they know that these won't burn unless she wanted to? "I'm getting a bit unconfortable here. Go on, go on..." - I told her, to increase the pace.

    Once we got past most of the crowd, there was a lady close to the Ruins' entrance, with a Manectric by her side. Taking a look back at the ranger's description in the letter they sent, it matched all the features. "I guess it's her?" - I said to my pokémon. Zephir jumped out of Iris's rump to the ground and ran to the Manectric. I dismounted and followed behind. "Excuse me. We're looking for a ranger named Margo. Is that you? - I asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloJello
    NBP 2 - Ranger Margo Sterling.

    There’s a shift in Spark’s demeanor; she turns round, ears perked and head held high. Her tail is lifted in readiness, but still wagging, an indicator that whatever had caught the Manectric’s eye is interesting but not anywhere close to becoming a threat. Margo follows her gaze to a Leafeon trotting closer; behind the little Grass-type, a young man dismounting a Rapidash’s back with practiced ease. As Spark leans down to sniff the smaller Pokemon, Margo realizes that the man is striding toward her with purpose. This walk looks familiar, Margo notes; the stranger has the look of a Trainer who’s found their Ranger.

    “We’re looking for a Ranger named Margo,” the Trainer - Rick, Margo infers, says. “Is that you?”

    She nods, “Margo Sterling, at your service,” and offers a smile and her hand for a friendly shake as she takes stock of Rick. Her dossier said that the Trainer is pretty competent, and seeing his gear and Pokemon, she believes it. While the Leafeon seems a little skeptical, his confident body language quickly makes a return. The Rapidash’s flames burn bright, but not too hot; the mare is strong and calm with clear eyes and a long, shimmering horn. These are telltale signs of well-cared for, well-trained Pokemon, and the Z-Ring at Rick’s wrist speaks to some serious battle competence. Margo doesn’t know much about the mysterious Z-Power discovered in her sister region, but she does know that Z-Rings are rare and aren’t given to just anyone. “Pleased to meet you and your Pokemon, Rick.”

    Introductions having been finished, Margo claps her hands. “So! Let’s walk and talk? Spark will make sure Leafeon here doesn’t get lost in the bustle while I explain some things.” Margo begins to lead the way toward the Ultra Wormhole, only shoving people out of the way occasionally.

    “From what I understand you got a million pages’ worth of paperwork already, but I need to remind you of the main rule anyway.” She has to project her voice a fair bit to be heard over the crowds - and as they get closer, the steady hum of the wormhole. “If you remember one thing here, remember the ‘buddy system’. Unless everyone who’s going through the portal is touching - like, in physical contact - we won’t end up in the same place, which means that no one touches a portal unless everyone is ready.”

    Standing directly in front of the Ultra Wormhole is a humbling experience. It’s huge, rippling with bright white light pulsing steadily through it. Before her anxiety can get the better of her, Margo places one hand on Rick’s shoulder and her other hand on Spark’s head, trusting Rick to look after Rapidash and Spark to keep a paw on Leafeon. “Whenever you’re ready, we can go.”

    ***

    Ultra Space is actually pretty cool. Gravity is gone in this place; Margo floats immobile, drifting on the currents of Ultra Space's fickle quasi-physics. Strange music fills the air, cords of pale light that somehow strain out an alien melody. Behind them, blue-gray space shifts like ocean waves. Beyond it, pinpricks of light pulse and move in strange patterns, like a vast cosmos flickering with sparks of every color. Margo’s mouth opens in breathless awe. She hasn’t been here yet - and gods, she wasn’t expecting it to be this incredible.

    As if drawn to the group, motes of light drift closer, then abruptly expand into a rainbow that forms a ring around them, each color bleeding into the next in a series of fractals and filaments. Margo turns to Rick. “It looks like we can reach any zone in Ultra Space from here,” she says, her voice still a little breathless from excitement. “Your choice where we head next; just remember that we have to stay together.

    Pokemon Stats
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick
    After a brief introduction, we started heading towards the Wormhole. The ranger took that moment to put us on par with the general rules and advices as they often do. Two things to keep when she was speaking: I had quite a big of a Park record already. Which was quite surprising, since at that point I had only been in one run, and that was a short one. Then again, with all the things we went trough at that time - from fires to a missing ranger - I guess it does make sence for them to keep track of all the details for future reference. Altough that was enough for my eyes to open wide in surprise, what she said next made me and Iris wince: people would be sent to diferent places unless touching each other.

    "Sweet, it can happen again..." - I mumbled, giving a side-glance at Iris. Zephir was staring at me, inclining his head in confusion. "What? Everything's fine. It's the nerves, you know?" - I said to him, before turning to the ranger. "Yeah, no worries. I had the opportunity to experience in first hand how it is to lose a ranger." I paused, looking at the Wormhole that was now right in front of use. "And I'm not interested to be in that scenario again, especialy in Ultra Space." - I added.

    There we were, standing in front of the Wormhole, anxious to get into that alien world. I put my hand on Iris's withers and took a look at the ranger and pokémon to make sure everyone were in contact with one another. "Alright, we're all set. Now we can go." The next few seconds happened pretty fast, like falling asleep for just a fraction of a second, and in the next one we wake up in a completely new place. Teleportation and anything similar to it had always been tricky for me to grasp, but this wasn't as bad as I first envisioned.

    Ultra Space was much different from any other place I had been before. The closest thing I could use for comparison would be like floating in Space, and I guess that's the reason why they call it Ultra Space. Except here, even though we had no floor where we could step on with our feet, it was possible to stand still without drifting away - or at least that was the illusion it gave us - and we could actually walk.

    "O-kay, it feels... quite a bit odd if you ask me..." - I said in a low tone, while testing with my tiptoe. "But I guess the longer we're here, we'll eventualy get used to it." I added, while taking a look around. Still, in the end, this would just be a hallway for our next destination, all available to be accessed through multi-colored portals. And man did we had options!

    "So!" I clapped hands. "Let's get started, shall we? Now... pink isn't exactly my color, so... we'll go there first, so I don't have to look at it for too long."
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloJello
    NBP 3 - Ranger Margo Sterling.

    Margo nods along with Rick’s thoughts, forcing herself to pay attention to the Trainer rather than the environment. “We should adjust, yeah,” she says, doing her best to sound encouraging. “Some people have reported a little discomfort, but we won’t be spending much time in Ultra Space anyway.”

    At Rick’s statement, Margo looks to the pink portal. She has to turn a bit to face it properly, which is a weird feeling, given that gravity isn’t behaving even remotely like it should. With a bit of inelegant flailing and some help from Spark, though, she manages to turn toward it. Looking at the portal tells her very little. It flashes a few times, as if in anticipation. Margo turns to Rick and nods again, “Alright, sounds good. Not quite sure what we’ll find here, but it’ll be something.” She reaches out to Rick again, making sure to keep her fingers woven through Spark’s coarse mane so there’s no chance of losing her Pokemon. Once Rick seems to be ready with his Pokemon, she turns back to the Manectric. “If you could do the honors, Spark -”

    Nimble blue paws ‘step’ forward, and the instant her muzzle touches the edges of the portal, their bodies jerk through the nothing and then they’re elsewhere. Gravity returns all at once; Margo nearly falls gracelessly on her face but just barely manages to recover. “Whoops,” she grunts, turning toward Rick. “You okay? That was a bit of a shift.”

    This place is vastly different from Ultra Space, but it’s also nowhere near Earth, either. The sky is normal, dark but illuminated with billions of shimmering stars, but Margo notices right away that there’s far too much of it. The ground is just gone in places, blue-green grass fading to deep, loamy earth. In the distance, islands float, some too small for even Zephir to stand on, others large enough that they look like they could support a Wailord. Margo’s stomach rolls a little. Without really thinking about it, she withdraws Spark - she’ll have to apologize for the sudden recall later - and looses her Togekiss. If anyone falls, Kayla will be able to catch them.

    For now, though… up ahead, the grass changes to thick forest, canopies weaving each island together as they fall progressively lower and lower. “Okay,” Margo says, gesturing to the woods ahead. “Looks like deeper down and further in. I’ll lead, but be careful where you step, okay? If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.” She reaches the edge of the main island and tentatively puts her foot down. Despite the fact that the next island is about the size of a stepping stone, it holds her weight just fine. “And I’ll explain to the best of my abilities. However good that is, heh.”

    Pokemon Stats
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.
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    OOC: Sorry for the delay, but the mentioning either got lost amongst the Alerts or failed. Anyways, let's start making some progress on this thing...

    Since this was only my second run, I didn't have time to visit any of the Park's areas. So no matter how close it would appear to its real-world counterpart, it wouldn't matter much. I could just assume what it was by associating it with what I've read and some common sence. But even then, it wouldn't help here. I don't remember any place on Earth where large (and small) chuncks of land floated in the air. "Damn, and I thought the lobby looked odd..." - I commented.

    Looking around, there wasn't much to see besides that, either. No pokémon in sight. Not that there could be many of them here anyways, other than maybe flying-types. There was a main island further ahead that contained a forest. In fact, the closer to that main island, the thicker then vegetation got, and if we were to find anything interesting, that would be our destination. Unfortunately that would mean hopping from rock to rock, like some kind of platform game... with no extra lives!

    The ranger went ahead and stepped on one of the closest floating rocks. From one of the platforms, she warned us to watch where we stepped in and to ask if we had any questions. The basic stuff rangers routinely ask. Well, the first question I would ask would be how much did she weigh, 'cause that rock shouldn't be able to hold a human, but it did hold her weight just fine and didn't even budge, for some reason...

    I walked closer to the edge of the main island and looked down. Zephir and Iris did the same. I knew Ultra Space wasn't exactly bound to every single law of physics (it had already break one, with those floating pieces of land), but I still expected there to be something down there, which... there wasn't. Or at least not as far as I could see. Iris groaned. "Well, if we look at it, this is your specialty." - I said to her. "If you don't mind, I rather go across all at once." - I told the ranger, while hopping on top of Iris. "Staring at a bottomless pit for too long gives me the chills." - I added. Zephir hopped to Iris's rump, but I turned, sitting aside while raising his ball in hand. I turned at the ranger again, which was still waiting on that small platform "Alright, go ahead and draw what you think is the safest course."

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    NBP 4 - Ranger Margo Sterling.
    A little absentminded chuckle escapes Margo at Rick’s comment. He’s right, though. This place is even weirder than the empty Ultra Space. However, she’s rather surprised by Rick’s response to the situation - to immediately hop astride his Rapidash, pulling his Leafeon onto the fiery mare’s back. She turns around, eyeballing their whole situation, trying to gauge whether it’s viable in this environment.

    “Heh,” the whole ensemble is kind of goofy-looking, but they'll get the job done. “That’s fine. These stones seem like they can hold a lot of weight - and if they can’t, Kayla will help us out.” She gestures to her Togekiss, who’s wheeling around the Ranger and Trainer in tight circles, feathers overly fluffed out as a result of completely understandable worry. “Just make sure to withdraw your Pokemon if you feel yourself start to slip. A Togekiss can’t carry a Rapidash and a person, y’know?”

    Fortunately, the stones get larger and larger as they descend, and the Ranger, Trainer, and Pokemon soon find themselves on another large island. This one, however, is covered in trees, with lush canopies of long, gnarled branches stitching bits of land together, holding it all in place. Up ahead, another wormhole glows with a blue-gray light, distant but clearly visible. Odd, shouldn't the exit be a bit further in? Overhead, through gaps in the trees, the stars have changed. Instead of pinpricks of light, wide orbs of teal and yellow are visible. Margo frowns. Those look almost like… eyes?

    A sudden flurry of wingbeats jolts Margo out of her reverie. “Kayla?” Margo asks, right as the Togekiss descends through the trees and knocks some sort of blue Pokemon to the ground. The Meowstic hisses as he rights himself, shooting a burst of psychic energy at the fleeing Togekiss through his upraised ears. Just in time, Margo manages to withdraw Kayla. A pulse of bright cyan light flashes through the space where Kayla was seconds before.

    “Woah,” Margo mutters. The Meowstic turns toward the humans, hissing and lashing his twin tails, standing in front of the wormhole. His ears have retracted, but he still looks furious as he defends his territory from these intruders. “Uh, don’t make eye contact,” she says to Rick, “and no sudden movements. When we go, we need to be ready to just fight or just run.” She glances at the Trainer, hoping that he’s ready to deal with such a powerful and clearly riled-up Pokemon. “What are you thinking?”

    Trainer Stats
    Spoiler:
    Name: Rick.
    Location: A forest within the floating islands. The stars change colors periodically, becoming blue and yellow eyes.
    Items: Park Ball (x2), Super Ball (x2), Hyper Ball (x2), Energy Powder (x3), Revival Herb (x1).
    Encounters Remaining: 4/5
    Pokemon Encountered: Meowstic/Male/??? Nature
    Pokemon Captured: ???
    Character Count: 6,330/15,000


    Pokemon Stats
    Spoiler:
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.


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    Iris went leaping from rock to rock along the way, which wasn't exactly how I foresaw it. I was expecting one long jump. It's sad when a pokémon wants to show off , especially when there's some risk to it, and worse when you gotta make part of it. "Phew... okay, nice one." - I said while patting her neck. "You just... didn't have to put your hooves on every. Single. Rock along the way." - I added while dismounting.

    The good thing: this main island looked much more like the kind of place we would find on Earth (as long as we didn't look back to where we came, then we would be reminded of how odd this place was): a big, verdant forestal area... with a portal just a few meters ahead. Well, looks like these areas aren't very big individually. At least this one wasn't. Everything seemed calm for a bit, with still no pokémon in sight. If it kept like that, we would probably just have to get deep into the forest. Well, it so happened it wasn't needed. Margo's Togekiss did that job for us, by knocking a male Meowstic, spying fom the canopies, into the ground. The cat didn't take long to retaliate, shooting some sort of energy as he showed an eye-pattern on his raised up ears. But the Ranger also didn't take long to recall her pokémon either.

    Margo told me to not stare directly at the pokémon - which honestly wasn't very easy to do - and to not make sudden movements - that was easy. "When we go, we need to be ready to just fight or just run." - She said. Well, there was the "no sudden movements" part, if we actually were to run. The Ranger waited for my decision. Psychic wasn't exactly a type we were much used to deal with. A few of their attacks are hard to dodge, and they're usualy quick at responding to the opponent's.

    "I'm thinking..." - I paused with a toughtful expression. "... that this cat won't just let us go through." - I added. If the Meowstic wasn't between us and the portal, it wouldn't be too bad. But this way, we would have to walk towards a pokémon that... didn't seem very pleased to see us, to say the least. That's okay I guess... I don't expect many pokémon from this place to be used to people. I bet most of them have never even seen a human before in their lives.

    "Okay..." - I said with a sigh, as I reached Iris's ear to whisper. "You gotta reach him before those ears raise up." She stepped forwards, lowering her head a bit with her neck stretched. "Alright, let's see his reaction time." - I said before pointing at the Meowstic. "Go! Megahorn!" - Iris dashed towards the Meowstic, with her horn glowing and pointed at the target as she made her approach.

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    BP1 - Ranger Margo Sterling.
    Well, none of this had been what Margo was thinking - but she had to admit that Rick and Iris seemed like they could handle themselves.

    Trails of white light streaked behind Iris, the embers from her mane melding into a comet’s-tail of power. Between the light and her sheer speed, Iris was almost too much to look at. Meowstic certainly seemed to think so - he flinched, eyes closed against the harsh brightness, bracing himself for impact as Iris’s horn began to glow with a shimmering green light and slashed across his side, knocking him several feet to the side, so that there was a sizable space for a human or two to rush through. The light faded; Iris slowed to a canter as she wheeled around Meowstic.

    If he had been angry before, the cat was furious now, flashing out an attack before Iris could return to her Trainer. While he didn’t unfurl his ear-eyes again just yet, his ‘normal’ eyes flashed bright blue. His tails fluffed out and his paws extended toward Iris as he fired back with a Confusion attack. Iris, fortunately, didn’t seem to be too dazzled by the psychic barrage, but Margo could tell just by looking that the attack hadn’t exactly tickled, either.

    Satisfied that he’d bought himself a moment, he raised his paws and closed his eyes. Octagonal patterns appeared at the tips of Meowstic’s paws, forming a powerful Reflect barrier. Margo blinked. This Meowstic certainly was territorial - but for all of that, he didn’t seem to care about the wormhole, almost as if he didn’t consider its existence worth acknowledging. Margo supposed that wasn’t too surprising; if the Meowstic and the wormhole had both been here for a while, why would the Pokemon care about it anymore than it did a particular tree or fern in his environment?

    Whatever Meowstic thought about the wormhole, he seemed content for the moment to wait and see what Iris would do. Margo didn’t say anything, but she side-eyed the wormhole. There was enough space for them to go through now, if they wanted - and if Meowstic didn’t try and stop them.

    Encounter Stats
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy - 93% HP, SPD+2. Used Agility+Megahorn.
    Meowstic/M/???/??? Nature - 73% HP, Reflect. Used Confusion, Reflect.

    Trainer Stats
    Spoiler:
    Name: Rick.
    Location: A forest within the floating islands. The stars change colors periodically, becoming blue and yellow eyes.
    Items: Park Ball (x2), Super Ball (x2), Hyper Ball (x2), Energy Powder (x3), Revival Herb (x1).
    Encounters Remaining: 4/5
    Pokemon Encountered: Meowstic/Male/??? Nature
    Pokemon Captured: ???
    Character Count: 8,445/15,000


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    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy - 93%
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild - 100%
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.


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    Iris winced and slowed down to a trot at her way back, as the Meowstic pointed his arms at her with his eyes glowing. This was what I meant about dealing with Psychic attacks: some of these just hit the target instantly. Now, the ears didn't perk up just yet, so this one was a weaker attack, fortunately. He didn't do much after that. I expected him to launch another attack, but he opted for a more passive approach and created a barrier for protection."That's it? Now he's going on the defense?" - I said. Actually for this species, and despite our society's stereotypes about genders, it is the female Meowstics who are the most aggressive.

    Meanwhile I started realizing that he didn't seem very interested in the Wormhole afterall, otherwise it would be smarter for him to make that barrier in front of the portal. Since he wasn't in front of the portal anymore, and for the time being seemed to be much more focused on Iris than us, there was plenty of space to get past him and trough the Wormhole.

    Iris got back to my side, shaking her head once from the attack. "S'all good?" - I asked, and she nodded back. "Good! Now... you keep his attention while we head closer to the portal, and once we're ready for departure, I'll call, okay?" - I told her. She headed to the left a few meters away from us, with her head droped close to the ground in sort of teasing, while I reached to the ranger. "We're not doing anything here, can we take this chance to get in that Wormhole and find a better place?" - I asked Margo.

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    BP2 - Ranger Margo Sterling.
    “Apparently so,” Margo murmured in response to Rick’s incredulity. “Male Meowstic rely on strong defenses and prefer to trip their opponents up rather than go on the out-and-out attack.” As if annoyed by the commentary, Meowstic flicked a glare in Margo’s direction; however, his attention quickly returned to Iris.

    For her part, the Rapidash was pawing at the ground; the Agility move had clearly left her pumped up and ready for more. As a result, Rick’s command seemed to disappoint her a bit - couldn’t she have finished the fight? - but she understood and she complied. Margo watched for a second to see if Meowstic would take the bait. He didn’t have much choice but to do so, as Iris danced in front of his barrier, lowering her horn and trotting forward a few paces before leaping back, snorting smoke while her fiery tail swished and her ears twitched. In response, Meowstic kept shifting his paws, reinforcing the barrier every time Iris got too close. The one thing he didn’t do, Margo noted with satisfaction, was unfurl those ears.

    “Absolutely,” Margo answered Rick, reaching back to take the Trainer’s hand. She led the way, carefully sidestepping both the fiery horse and the psionic feline until that dull blue portal shone bright and beautiful before them. She turned back to where Iris pranced - and winced once she saw that Meowstic’s barrier was beginning to fade. Once it did, Meowstic would only grow more likely to lash out. “My Pokemon are all withdrawn, so once you recall Iris, we’ll be gone in a hop skip and jump.”

    As soon as Rick was ready, Margo reached forward. There was a flash of a feeling like nerve static along Margo’s arm; then, there they were, back in the swirling currents of Ultra Space.

    Right away, Margo could tell that something had changed. For starters, even though there appeared to be nothing below herself or Rick, she felt a hard floor of some sort beneath her feet. For another, the pulses of energy seemed to be a bit more energetic. The portals that surrounded the two humans glowed brighter than ever before - all except for the pink portal. Margo turned toward it just in time to see a pattern of eyes flash across its surface; then, the eyes closed, and the portal faded until its rosy light was barely visible.

    “Looks like we didn’t manage to clear that after all, heh,” Margo said, still looking around. “Meowstic’s revenge, maybe?”

    Thoughtful, she looked around. Just as before, they were surrounded by a rainbow-colored array of portals, though now they seemed to bleed together just a bit. “If you want to try again to get rid of that portal, feel free,” Margo said. “But don’t forget - Ultra Space is really unstable, and it seems to dislike outsiders. We probably won’t get many hops in before it spits us out.”

    Trainer Stats
    Spoiler:
    Name: Rick.
    Location: Ultra Space. The pink portal’s glow is weaker now; also, there’s a floor.
    Items: Park Ball (x2), Super Ball (x2), Hyper Ball (x2), Energy Powder (x3), Revival Herb (x1).
    Encounters Remaining: 4/5
    Pokemon Encountered: Meowstic/Male/??? Nature
    Pokemon Captured: ???
    Character Count: 0/???


    Pokemon Stats
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    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy/93%
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild/100%
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.


    Remaining Portals
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    Light Blue: Great Lakes
    Dark Blue: Sandy Beach
    Dark Green: The Woods
    Red: Mt. Deckbi
    Light Green: Botanical Gardens
    Yellow: Abandoned Power Plant
    White: Mt. Oktori
    Pink: Meteor Valley
    Purple: Ruined Manor

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    The ranger grabed me by the hand as we went past the Meowstic. The pokémon didn't seem to give us much attention, having a horse threatening in front of him. Once we got close to the wormhole, she said we were ready to go. I looked back at Iris, who was a little bit too excited. She really wanted to charge at that thing, and even though she had instructions to not do so, her false starts made it look like she would do it anyway. But they were just that, she leapt back everytime.

    "Alright, so..." - I paused. The barrier between them eventually started to dissipate. I didn't know how long the Meowstic would wait there before lifting the barrier and try an attack. Then Iris would probably stop with those false charges and go for an actual one, too. She's not the kind of pokémon that just takes it without fighting back. "Err... actually might as well just do it this way" - I said while pulling her ball out of the belt. I extended my arm and the ball shot a thin beam from the center, bringing Iris back and inside it in energy form. "Ok, we're done! Do the honors." - I told Margo.

    Back on the lobby, the portals seemed to be much brightier than before... except the pink one we were in... that one insisted to stay there, for some reason. "If you want to try again to get rid of that portal, feel free" - Said the ranger. Honestly, I did go there to get rid of it, but now I wouldn't even waste my time with it. "Yeah, right... guess I'll live with it. That thing was just as disapointing as its color..." - I answerd. "I think we'll go..." - I paused, as I looked around, thinking of which one to go next. Then I pointed to the white portal in front of me. "That one looks much more interesting!"

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    NBP 5 - Ranger Margo Sterling.
    ‘Disappointing’ wasn’t the word Margo thought of when she ran into a Meowstic - they were intriguing, if terrifying, Pokemon in her opinion - but everyone has different tastes. She followed Rick’s gaze to the white portal, which was glowing brighter than ever, almost as if beckoning to them. She tried to peer inside of it, but she couldn’t see much; there were just a few impressions of moving shadows flickering across its surface.

    “Alright, then,” she said. “Brr,” she added as she reached forward. Cold practically leaked out of this particular portal, and Margo winced. It occurred to her that it was entirely possible that they’d be spat out directly into the middle of a blizzard.

    Well, she thought as she oriented to this particular corner of Ultra Space, she’d been a little right about the whole blizzard thing. The portal had thrown Rick and Margo into a building - no weird floating islands, no eyes in the sky, just thick, rugged planks of wood with windows looking out into a furious snowstorm. The cold didn’t seem to reach far inside, however; candles in every corner, combined with a roaring bonfire in the hearth directly opposite the Ranger and Trainer, kept the travellers warm.

    In the center of the room, a humanoid Pokemon of blue and gray seemed to dance across the polished wood floor. The Meditite flowed through yoga moves and fighting stances with the grace and confidence of years’ worth of practice, but within a few seconds, it noticed the humans who’d entered its dojo. It didn’t stop immediately - its gaze fell directly on the humans as it let loose with a powerful punch before coming to a dead halt to glare at the humans.

    Margo held up her hands, doing her best to be diplomatic. One cranky Psychic-type in one day was too many; hopefully, this Meditite could be reasoned with. “Sorry, we didn’t mean to disrupt your training,” she said. She turned back toward the door; the Ultra Wormhole was still open behind them. Weird. Was Ultra Space always this inconsistent? “We’ll just be going,” she looked at Rick, then back at Meditite, “unless you and Trainer Rick want to spar.”

    Trainer Stats
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    Name: Rick.
    Location: Some sort of log-cabin dojo. Blizzard-level conditions are visible outside.
    Items: Park Ball (x2), Super Ball (x2), Hyper Ball (x2), Energy Powder (x3), Revival Herb (x1).
    Encounters Remaining: 3/5
    Pokemon Encountered: Meowstic/Male/??? Nature
    Meditite/???/??? Nature
    Pokemon Captured: ???
    Character Count: 0/???


    Pokemon Stats
    Spoiler:
    Iris/Rapidash/F/Flame Body/Hardy/93%
    Moves: Ally Switch, Attract, Baton Pass, Bide, Body Slam, Captivate, Charm, Confide, Curse, Double Kick, Double-Edge, Double Team, Drill Run, Echoed Voice, Endure, Façade, Flamethrower, Giga Impact, Heat Wave, Hidden Power Electric, High Horsepower, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam, Hypnosis, Incinerate, Iron Tail, Low Kick, Mimic, Morning Sun, Natural Gift, Overheat, Pay Day, Protect, Rage, Reflect, Rest, Return, Round, Secret Power, Skull Bash, Sleep Talk, Smart Strike, Snore, Solar Beam, Strength, Substitute, Sunny Day, Swagger, Swift, Thrash, Throat Chop, Toxic, Wild Charge, Will-O-Wisp.

    Zephir/Leafeon/M/Leaf Guard/Mild/100%
    EMs: Attract, Bullet Seed, Captivate, Celebrate, Confide, Fake Tears, Grass Knot, Growth, Heal Bell, Iron Tail, Knock Off, Mimic, Natural Gift, Protect, Reflect, Rest, Roar, Secret Power, Strength, Substitute, Tickle, Wish, Worry Seed, X-Scissor, Yawn.


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    A breath of cold air came out from that portal specificaly, as we got closer to it, so wherever it would lead us to, I assumed it would be some cold place. Although in this case in particular the Ultra Space decided to be nice and drop us inside of a building, instead of throwing us in the middle of a hailstorm and let us struggle for survival. For a place that supposedly has no humans living in, the fact of there being a man-made building like this didn't make it much less intriguing, although we could argue fighting-types were perfectly capable of doing it themselves. Not so sure about the bonfire and the lit candles.

    Speaking of fighting-types, there was one in the center of the building, focused on its training. It was also a psychic-type... yeah, another one. After a few seconds he stoped, and stared at us perfectly immobile, with his arm stretched after a punch. This one at least looked much more tolerant of the presence of humans than that Meowstic, who attacked on sight. The ranger didn't have any issues reasoning with it either. I guess humanoid pokémon tend to be more reasonable towards people, who look alike them. "If he wants to have a different type of training, I'm in for a little squirmish." - I answered to the ranger.

    Iris jumped out of the ball moments later, and turned her focus on the Meditite after a brief glimpse towards me. "Oh, it wouldn't be you." - I told her. "Don't you think you're a tad bit too big for this one?" - I added. She dropped her head a bit disapointed, while I looked back at the portal behind us. "If not, I guess we'll be going from where we came from." - I said to Margo. "I also didn't like it when people interrupted my yoga sessions by entering the wrong classroom." - Iris stared at me in surprise after hearing this for the first time. I actually never found it something worth telling. "What? Have you ever wondered why I have a calm nature? I needed an hobby and you weren't even born back then." - I said. "Wait 'till you see me putting my leg over my nape. It's awesome!" - I added.

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