OOC: Det: Oh, I know how that goes. No worries.
CM: Not sure.... X3
IC - Ilios - Dark Space: The time is now... Ilios... Make your way to Sinjoh... He awaits...
The Darkrai's eyes opened as the words echoed within his mind. Breathing deeply, he closed them again, feeling the cool touch of the surrounding shadows on his body, soothing the mark on his arm. He opened his bright green eyes as the darkness began to engulf him, transporting him away from his sanctuary and out into the light...
So it begins.
IC - Kyle Eston - Helicopters: For a moment, Kyle merely stared at Seth, surprised by the speech he had just given. Then he nodded, smiling somberly, and straightened up, saluting the Executive. The others followed suit, before the group split up and began to pile into each of the four helicopters.
Kyle followed Ryan, Ellen, and Volkner into one of the choppers, leaning out briefly and whistling. "Let's all go out for dinner when we get back--my treat," he called to the rest of the group, eliciting a series of light chuckles from the others. Waving to them, he slid the chopper's door shut, taking a seat and strapping himself in. Soon, the sound of whirring blades filled the air, and within moments the four transports had risen, taking off in the direction of the Sinjoh Ruins. As they passed over Four Island, Kyle began contemplating the likelihood of their return, though stopped himself before the thought could bring him down.
The sight of dozens upon dozens of Pokémon, trainers, and vehicles gathering in front of the Alamo below helped. He heard Ellen gasp in surprise as they flew over the army that would soon begin the assault on the Void Towers, whose ranks included the likes of not only Goldhawk and Blackskull themselves, but also the Legendary Weather Trio, who loomed above the combined Liberty, Magma, and Separatist forces like solemn giants. The very sight of them gave Kyle goosebumps, and he felt that sense of hope rise in his chest again at the realization that they would not be the only ones fighting in the coming battle.
IC - Bounty/Maxie/Blackskull/Goldhawk/Legendaries - Various: Four Island
"All forces ready and accounted for, sir," Lorn stated. Goldhawk nodded, though did not divert his gaze from the army that was assembled before him. Dozens of trainers--Liberties, Magmas, and Separatists--had gathered, uniformed soldiers mixed together in a force that symbolized the common interest that they sought. Behind them, towering above the human forces, stood thirteen Legendary Pokémon, all prepared to help as needed--for they, too, knew what was at stake, and were prepared to face death in the pursuit of fixing what was broken.
All were united under a single cause, a perfect symbol for what the world ought to be. But that was an issue for another time. As things were, the groups were prepared to embark on their mission. They awaited his command.
"I don't think I need to tell you what hinges on the outcome of this battle," he said to his forces. "I trust you all understand perfectly well what the stakes are today, and so I will not waste your time by telling you again. But I feel I must tell you this: We will fight to stem the flow of shadow in this land. And regardless of whether we win or lose, it is that willingness to fight that marks today as a special day, because today we demonstrate the true power of the unity that exists between humans and Pokémon. We will stem the flow of shadow not because we must, but because it threatens to break that unity. For the good of people and Pokémon everywhere--that is why we will fight this darkness, and that is why we will win."
As the group cheered and yelled in agreement, the force began to split itself up--one group, led by Blackskull, Maxie, and Ariadne, to be teleported to the Void Tower in Hearthome, the other, led by Goldhawk, Bounty, and Rayquaza, to Hoenn, to destroy the tower there.
"Good luck, everyone," Goldhawk said under his breath. "Let's all try to make it home..."
This place once brimmed with life. True, it was quiet, even then. But it was not dead, not inactive. Far from it. This was Sinnoh's town of youth, a place of rest and birth--a domain with which I am associated most closely. To impart such darkness as this upon so calm a land, stemming life where it is most potent... The great bird's wings quivered with wrathful flames, so brilliant that they easily cut through the shadows that dared try to engulf them. This is a crime that I cannot--will not tolerate.
And so it was that as Dack, Palmer, and company discussed their movement, the legendary Rainbow Pokémon carved his way through the sky above, ablaze with flames of a dozen different hues, eyes shining with the passion of one who is determined to see the world made right again. Ho-Oh flew, leaving a trail of light behind himself, calling to arms all who yearned for a return to the light of day.
His destination? Hearthome City, where the Void Tower stood in stalwart defiance of those who sought the sun.
IC - Meghan Vert - Café: James did not have to wait long. A gust of wind accompanied the opening of the door as Executive Meghan Vert entered the café, quickly scanning the room before spotting and approaching him. Smiling, she nodded at James, taking the seat opposite him. Quickly, she ordered a cup of ice tea from the waiter.
"You certainly work quickly," she said to James. "I take it all is going well?"
OOC: Anyone else pumped? I'm pumped.
For reference--combined TL Void Tower Strike Force and Others
-Ariadne, Alpha Deoxys
-Odin, Vili, and Vé, three other Deoxys
-Team Magma Agents
-Team Liberty Agents and Executives, including Red and Gold.
-TR Separatist Agents
-Team Liberty Agents and Executives, including Josiah Lorn.
... You should be pumped.