As Joshua was standing guard, he noticed a rather odd pile of snow that had just suddenly appeared on the side of the cliff wall; he was sure that it wasn't there before and for such a pile of snow to form with such calm weather, it warrants enough suspicion and caution for the knight to try and investigate.
Perun noticed his master prodding a seemingly innocuous pile of snow with his lance for some reason and stood at the ready as whenever Joshua gets suspicious of things, his premonitions tend to be right most of the time.
"There's nothing in it..."
Joshua was right, there was nothing in
the snow but there was however something behind
it; that something was a Beartic, nearly one half times larger than the one that the knights had just recently slew and it had just pounced on the yellow knight; pinning him to the ground and stunning him from the sheer force and surprise of the pounce.
Just as it was about to bring down a heavy paw lined with razor-sharp claws on the Knight's head, Perun charged in and rammed into the beast's flank; forcing it off Joshua by a good few feet.
"Away foul beast! Lest you suffer the same inglorious fate as the one that we recently slew!
"Your threats do not frighten me, glorified pet!
The Beartic was quick to recover and it's response to Perun's threat was to suddenly blast him with Icy Wind, the bitterly cold attack blowing away the Zebstrika into the cliff wall and burying him under a pile of snow.
As the Beartic was about to get on with the business of eating the Knight, it found that it's meal had gone from sight; probably having used the icy wind as cover to escape and his pet Zebstika deal with the problem.
"Did the coward r- RAAAAAAUUGGGHHHH!!!!
The Beartic was very wrong, Joshua never ran; but rather rushed to the side while Perun distracted the beast and once he had an opening, the knight stabbed the beast on one of it's hind legs with his lance; greatly reducing it's mobility and then wisely jumping back when the beast whipped around and attempted to decapitate him with a slash.
Running on the pain and rage of being blindsided by it's meal of all things, The Beartic recklessly and clumsily charged towards Joshua then thrashed about; while Joshua found it easy to dodge the frenzied, unfocused blows, it was the sheer number of attacks that was making it very dangerous for him to stay in the beast's killzone.
Then the situation got that much worse when Joshua was forced towards the path's edge by the rampaging creature and was promptly sent tumbling over the edge by a lucky swipe.
Barely managing to grab onto the ledge with his free hand, Joshua struggled to pull himself from his dangerous predicament; Only to be saved by the Beartic grabbing him by the head with one of it's paws and lifting him from the ledge... Only to be slammed into the ground a moment later.
Seeing that it's prey was stunned by it's slam, the Beartic opened it's mouth and was about ready to dig in; only for Perun to save his master yet again with a thunderbolt, shocking the Beatic to the point that it involuntarily collapsed to the ground, seizing and spasming... For all of two seconds before it got right back up with murder in it's black, beady eyes.
"STAY OUT OF THIS, PET!!!
The Beatic blasts the Zebstrika yet again with Icy Wind, but Perun won't fall for the same trick twice and used Agility to boost his speed, enabling him to dodge the miniature snowstorm as he moved towards the beast's flank, abusing the fact that it can't turn quickly enough due to it's leg injury.
"I AM NOT A PET!!!
His mane sparking with intense electrical energy, Perun exploded into a ferocious charge; driving his body with incredible into the Beartic's chest while simultaneously shocking it with the electricity from his mane, while this attack would have taken most Pokemon out of the fight should it successfully connect; the Beartic flat-out shrugged it off, having used it's deadliest move: Endure.
Too shocked to react in time, Perun was knocked to the ground by a powerful slash from the Beartic and as it was about to follow up with yet another slash; it got slashed on it's good leg by Joshua and his horseman's axe, who managed to recover from the slam just in time. Both of it's hind legs injured and the pain from Perun's charge catching up to it, the Beartic considered just falling over and passing out, but that would insinuate that it was weak; so it opted to turn around to slash at Joshua one more time out of spite, only to be floored by the butt of the Knight's lance striking it's jaw with great force.
edited 13th Oct '12 11:14:57 PM by Strigon