At the Colony's Ring-0
-The breeders reassume their positions, also accompanied by Taisho and two elders-
— <Ahem... let's see... what positions do we have left in the city?>
"Pretty much none, marlirah
. The humans there fell defenseless with the very first attacks. The Nildrow
were well prepared and willful, but all of us were taken by surprise. The enemy managed to destroy the spire that the humans use for communication, too..."
"From there our presence decayed sharply starting by the west side, when the last Nidoran and Rattata scouts had to evacuate the tunnels. That was the last time we got news from Silent before the recent events..."
— <I see... what about the east side?>
"At first our presence there was unaffected, thanks to the secret access at Silent's house. However, the operations that resulted in the burning of the humans's item store building as well as the recovery of Frithvaorah
triggered a sharp change in the enemy's policy, who began expelling us on sight."
"Between that and the fact that we ourselves have walled this route, we have pretty much no Army agents in the city. There's only some small groups by the east, helping gather the last remaining kits as well as coordinate with our assists."
(sighs) — <This gets complicated. What the heck happened with the burned building anyway?>
"An emergency Owsla
. Silent got trapped there while fetching resources, when the enemies first attacked. He apparently understood our strategies and did something that lit up the tower..."
— <This reminds me of the lore of u Frithrah's tower we had before Mr. Luke came visit...
"It fulfilled three purposes — carried the news across the land, disabled the store and its resources temporarily while we can't access them, and drew enough attention that several kits were able to reach our route from across the city right before the curfew."
, Silent was hurt during the operation, and was just moved to Inka's place in bad condition. We have issued Maekrite the duty to report, and had to force him to come tomorrow since he didn't want to leave the human's side."
— <Well he'll have to cope. The human's welfare is his responsibility.> — growls and scratches a Lairon hide — <If we can't counter these attacks effectively, it's in great part because of his failure.>
"I take responsibility for his failure, marlirah
. It was me who withdrew the patrols from Silent's area to give the Nildrow
more comfort during their preparations."
— <No need, not now... I understand, however, that Silent got us the information we sent for.>
. Six humans whose skills and resources are of vital importance for the immediate survival of this Colony. Special agents were sent to retrieve all of them, but perhaps because of the curfew, only two have been returned."
"They are being sent to Ecruteak as we speak. We hope that they'll be safe there..."
"...Honestly, we don't even know if the other humans are alive."
— <...Great. And I think my sarcasm there is obvious.>
"However, without Silent to explain the logistics, we will be forced to temporarily rely on Frithvaorah
to have those humans work for us."
— <What will happen to him?>
"We will let him decide tomorrow, as for the moment he is resting. We don't even know why he was here or at what point he came back."
— <I want him, or one of his Pokémon, assigned to the team that is checking our lore.> — points to Ecruteak — <With things as bad as they are getting, we need to know what else did we get wrong.>
"What about the Army?"
— <Let's stand as we are. No enemy leave Goldenrod by the north or east. Send emissaries to see if we can get help to secure the sea.> — to an Elder — <And we need to know for any way to delay their advance towards Violet City.>
"Yes... about that, our latest reports indicate that the enemy troops arrived to Azalea. However, nothing in their behaviour indicates if they will continue or turn back."
"As a protective measure though, we strongly suggest that the core ring be moved to the south, and the invocation of The Vow be suspended."
"We agree with both recommendations."
— <...We realize what it would mean for all of us to move the core, but if there is no other way, it must be done.>
— <We will begin preparations tomorrow.>
— <And spread the voice as well. As of tomorrow, invocation of The Vow is suspended until further notice, and all hlessi
will be drafted into the army no matter their age.>
— <What are our most immediate courses of action then?>
"At the moment, sending scouts to warn the wild population of Rt.36, Rt.32 and Rt.31 of the situation. Try to get all of them in our side, even elil
"I have taken the liberty to gather the seers from the city of the east. They'll be here in two days, and with their help we should be able to reveal those invisible attackers."
— <Fine then. This will be all for now.>
-The groups disperse, and after a while an Elder comes to speak to Mayonaka-
— <Don't you think that we must bring them
— <Not yet. We need to score a winning hit first, somehow. I'm sure allying with the elil
will be key to that. Hmmm... draft Mr. Luke's companions into it so they convince the elil
. What 'mon would refuse to fight for their Gods?>
edited 20th Aug '11 1:06:02 AM by SilentReverence