Ludwik ??? Darkness. It blocked his vision, not allowing him to see where he was. The only thing he could tell was happening was the fact he was falling. Slowly, but surely, downwards. Further into the unknown darkness that confused him so. He couldn't help but wonder if this was some kind of dream, as even though the situation was unnerving, he felt perfectly safe. As if something would ensure his safety no matter how far he fell. He couldn't even speak, no matter how hard he tried, words would not come forth from his throat. If this was a dream, it was a very strange one, like he had never experienced before. He felt somewhat afraid, his hands were trembling. An odd feeling of loneliness washed over him, and he began assuming worse things. Was this perhaps death? He could think of worse places to be, but he still didn't want to spend an eternity in darkness. He wondered if his Pokemon were okay? What would happen to them if he was gone? Perhaps they'd get released back into the wild? A horrible thought crossed his mind as he thought about them never being released at all. They'd be stuck in their Pokeballs, unable to get out in order to eat, drink, or survive in general. Their pain would be great, and would span over a rather long course of time. He began to struggle, attempting to bring himself to anywhere but this seemingly endless dark pit. With gritted teeth, he reached out and attempted to try and find a ledge, or anything else to grab onto, to stop his descent. To no avail, as it seemed no matter how far he reached, there was nothing there to help him. He tried to yell with no success, and finally gave up, staring downwards hopelessly. Below, there was some sort of light beginning to become apparent. His eyes locked onto it as it quickly approached, what it actually was becoming more apparent. It seemed to be a bow... Pure white in color. It floated right in front of him, glowing brightly. With mild hesitation, he grabbed the bow, and the pit that was once dark began to flash a number of colors, causing him to look around frantically. It soon stopped, the pit becoming pure white. More confused, he watched on as odd pulses of energy came from the bow, and it slowly turned yellow. After it's full color-turn, the pit became darkness once more. Another bright light was shining below him, and though he was distracted mildly by the bow, he couldn't help but pay more attention to the next light. This one was more pink, in a large circle. Unlike the last one, it wasn't coming towards him. It was waiting for him to show up. Almost like a sort of gate, portal, or something similar. Deciding to not resist against what could possibly be his exit, he simply closed his eyes as the light approached, and he fell through it. As soon as he was completely through, his eyes shot open in shock, as he himself began to glow yellow. He silently stared at himself, as he slowly, but surely, became a simple light with a glow similar to the bow he had gotten moments ago. His final moments of being awake were spent in uncertainty as he joined together with two others lights of uncertain color, that had similar experiences, as it was time for them to make their way to their destination, for their journey to truly begin. ----- Humans Apicot Woods Above the Apicot Woods, the moon shined a bright pink. It was a sight for all, being both mysterious, and beautiful. From what seemed like the moon itself, a bright yellow beam of light shot down, strait at the Apicot Woods. Woodland Pokemon scrambled away in panic, as the beam descended down at a fast pace, before hitting the ground in an opening inside the forest and kicking up dust in all directions. The gust of wind sending leaves flying off of the trees, and Pokemon that were trying to fly away were getting pushed around and nearly knocked into trees. As the dust cleared, the light also faded. Revealing three Pokemon in the grass. One of which was a Magby. Passed out on it's stomach, with it's face in the dirt. It's injuries didn't seem serious, though it had an odd red hat on it's head, which covered it's eyes. A yellow bow was kept in his left hand, in a death grip that certainly meant it was something the Magby didn't want to lose. The three Pokemon was surrounded by nothing but silence, and the falling leaves. Some of the forest's inhabitants hesitantly came back and simply stared, unsure of what to think. Most were unsure if the Pokemon had been unfortunate enough to get hit by the beam, or came from it. The moon above soon changed back to it's pale white color, and everything seemed to go back to normal. They conversed about the oddity, and in the end, The Pokemon began retreating deeper into the woods, afraid to find out the truth about the trio. They were left in their condition, alone, for any Pokemon that happened to either be hungry enough to take advantage of fainted Pokemon, or had a good heart and was willing to see if they were alright. ----- Pokemon Suttecliff Dwelling The Pokemon within Suttecliff were unaware of the beam that shot down from the moon, due to being unable to see it. For the most part, everyone lived under the cliff and therefor couldn't see the sky, or lived in housing on the edge and could only see the ocean and the wrong side of the sky. The only Pokemon that spotted the moon beam were two Scraggy guards assigned to the tunnel, who fled in fear as they saw the moon beam, screaming all the while. They were assigned to the exit, while fleeing, they picked up the midway guards, and entrance guards, who scattered around the town yelling about a beam from the sky, in such a panic that they began causing worry for the inhabitants of Suttecliff. And of course, when Suttecliff had a problem, the Guild had a problem. Attempting to get some paperwork done, Noctowl, assistant of Guild Master Snorlax, found himself up late. He was focused on the task, sitting in his office on the second floor of the guild. Humming a gentle tune as he continued writing in a delicate manner with his talons, he began to hear something outside. Ignoring it at first, it began becoming louder... And louder. To the point of being annoying and not understandable to the old flying type. "What is with all of this racket?!" Noctowl questioned, pushing open the window in his office and poking his head out, noticing a large group of Pokemon gathered in front of the Guild, all spouting nonsense. "Something shot down from the moon!" "It sent chilling winds throughout the woods!" "It's an attack by the one controlling the poor fools in the wild!" "What're we gonna do?!?!" "Forget us! What is the GUILD going to do?!?!" "For goodness sake..." Noctowl sighed, bringing his head back inside the building. Hearing a knock on the door, Noctowl glared in it's direction. "What?!" He shouted, hearing a somewhat meek voice on the other end. "S-Sir! Brewer is here to see you!" The voice on the other side of the door replied. "Brewer? This can only mean trouble..." Noctowl commented, annoyed. "Send him in!" As Noctowl finished speaking, his door flew open, causing him to fly backwards, nearly bumping into the wall. Lowering his foot, Brewer, a Scrafty and head of the Scraggy Defense Force, walked inside. He tipped his hat to Noctowl before speaking. "I'm sure ya understand why ah'm here already, so ah'll make this quick." He began, standing firm as he continued: "The exit guards reported a strange beam firing from the moon, and crashing into Apicot Woods. I don't got a single idea what it was, but whatever it is, it's got EVERYONE worked up." "From the moon?" Noctowl questioned curiously. "That sounds like something extremely rare, if not a once in a lifetime thing to have happen!" He stated, flapping his wings excitedly. "Yeah, be excited while ya can." Brewer replied, sighing. "There's practically a riot outside demanding ya'll do somethin'. I noticed some of yer' teams were either in hiding or drunk off their backsides, so I suggest you find whoever is able and get 'em on their way. Fast. Before they tear your buildin' down, as much as i'd somewhat like to see that happen." "Still going on about how we handle Criminals?" Noctowl questioned. "Darn right." Brewer responded bluntly. "Very well." Noctowl said, beginning to fly along. "I shall call all of our able explorers to the front of the guild, and get a team together. Come, come, Brewer. We must make haste!" Noctowl called, rushing out of his office. Within the next few minutes, what Guild members that were aware enough to take a job were gathered in front with the rest of the crowd, as Noctowl and Brewer addressed everyone. "Attention, everyone! Silence is necessary!" He called out, catching the attention of most of the townsfolk. His eyes shifted between each individual, as he began speaking. "This sudden event has us all in a panic, I know. But do not fear! For the guild shall investigate and halt any possible problem this could have caused! Our guild members are trained to take on the most horrific villains, and I assure you they will set anything wrong, strait back to right! Isn't that right, comrades of Guildmaster Snorlax?" "Right-o!" One guild member yelled, a Zangoose that seemed ready to go. He stepped forward, before turning to the crowd and raising his arms up. "I'm stronger than anything that could of came from that light! It'll take a dozen of 'em to even start making me tired!" He gloated, as Noctowl raised a talon and tapped his shoulder, catching his attention. "Wot?" The Zangoose questioned loudly, as Noctowl leaned down. "Where is the rest of your team?" Noctowl questioned back quietly, and Zangoose smirked. "They went a bit crazy with the drinking after our last job. Passed out until noon tomorrow, I'm sure." "Then you need someone else to go with you, correct?" Noctowl asked, holding back his disappointment of Zangoose's team. "Not really, but if someone wants to step up, they can certainly tag along." Zangoose replied, seeming indifferent about teammates as of now, He was either brave, or stupid. Or both. Nobody could really tell at a glance. The two looked at the crowd, and noticed a few fresher recruits skipping out the back, running away. This infuriated Noctowl, who yelled at them as they continued to flee. "W-WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ALL ARE GOING?!" "Oi... You scared 'em with that 'horrific villain' crap." The Zangoose commented bluntly, as Noctowl glared at him. "Vulgar!" He snapped, shaking off his frustration for the most part as he looked back out at the crowd. "Eheheh... Scared of the unknown, I suppose... Grips some of our members that are more faint of heart... But we still have some truly brave souls here, and they'll surely step forward now!" 'At least I hope to Arceus they do.' Noctowl thought to himself, hoping the guild wouldn't be shamed by their more fresh and... Mildly pathetic recruits. This was sort of a make or break moment for Noctowl, as if nobody stepped forward, the guild's reputation could be severely harmed! He'd possibly ruin Snorlax's good name! He didn't want to think about the possible punishments for doing something like that. The following moments were silent, the crowd seeming to want to have another hero show up to assure them things would be fine. Glancing over, Noctowl noticed Brewer glaring sternly at him. "C'mon! You call yerselves explorers, and you aren't gonna look into this? Someone get up here!" Zangoose shouted, just wanting to go now. Though he knew if he did that Noctowl would only become more crossed. Waiting to see if anyone would join him was sadly the only real option the Zangoose had. He just hoped they weren't wasting time by standing here, as whatever that beam of light was might not stick around forever... ----- Ludwik Apicot Woods Waking up, Desmond managed to push himself up to a sitting position, adjusting the hat on his head so he'd be able to see. He glanced about, unsure of where he was. "Where..." He began, pausing as he took in the woods. "Where am I?" He questioned, looking about as he stood up. Everything was so big. The trees, huge... The ground, so close to his face. He felt... Short. As he looked down, he noticed odd red feet. His feet. "W-Woah!" He yelped, jumping back. But the feet followed, freaking him out. He looked at his hands, noticing they were stubby looking limbs with three short claws. Gripped in one of his hands was a yellow bow. He stared at it, and his hands, horrified. But an odd warmth came from the bow, and sort of gave him some comfort. But didn't lessen his confusion. "This isn't my body." He commented to himself, observing himself further. His body shape was familiar, similar in color to that of a Magby, but he wasn't exactly up for believing he was a Pokemon just yet. Turning to observe the rest of the clearing, he noticed two other Pokemon on the ground. One he recalled; A Snorunt. It was an Ice-Type Pokemon. But the other one he hadn't seen before. Was it a new species of Pokemon? He had no Pokeballs... He didn't even have his Pokeballs! Where were his Pokemon? Were they okay? He was somewhat fearful for their safety with him gone, but knew just panicking wouldn't get him anywhere. He had to figure out where he was. There were so many questions, but no answers. All that falling seemed like a dream, but maybe it wasn't. Just what did he get himself into, now? This was freaking him out. "Hello? Are you two okay?" He questioned, approaching the Pokemon. Even if they were just Pokemon, maybe getting them up would help him uncover what was going on. Maybe they could lead him somewhere. Since the three of them were passed out here, something must have happened, right? "Come on, wake up...!"