PokÃ©mon: The Fourth Dimension
Inspired by the "PokÃ©mon - The Secret Journey" RP Started by Naridar
Credit for the Character of Tobias goes to Shaddow
(Note: Shaddow, if you see this and don't want your character used in the story just tell me and I'll take him right out.)
By Niko DelValle AKA Obrusnine
WAR. War has struck the Averous Region. A plague has been spread among the PokÃ©mon and people of the region, almost always leading to death. This has created a war among the already divided North and South nations of Averous. The Pokemon Professor of the region, Planetree, has been given a blank check by South Averous to try and find a cure. In the meantime, access to starting Pokemon is limited thanks to the plague leaving several aspiring trainers without Pokemon of their own, even though the League continues to run as planned.
In the meantime though, a clandestine criminal group has kidnapped Professor Planetree's daughter and taken her into the North where it is hard to find her, telling him to cease his research or else. For what reason is unclear, but regardless, a few young trainers will have to take up arms in order to save her. The police of the North will not help him because of his alliance with the South, the South won't help because of their lack of influence, and so it is up to Planetree to recruit the trainers he needs in order to help.
These trainers include Cyrus Hayden, an aspiring trainer with a past of suffering looking for a new beginning. Tobias Green, an aspiring trainer influenced by a past accident. Tara Gone, an experienced trainer who has overcome many hardships with her Pokemon. And Erin Red, who has become a trainer in an attempt to overcome the shadow her older brother has set for her.
What they don't realize is that there is more going on then they realize. The clandestine organization may not be who they initially seem to be, PokÃ©mon of myth may be real after all, and their journey may lead them to saving more then just Planetree's daughter.
Find out, in PokÃ©mon: The Fourth Dimension.
Note: This is an AU (Alternate Universe) story. It doesn't take place in either the anime or game universes, but rather a different one that takes inspiration from both sources. This is to make up a more "perfect" version of PokÃ©mon that makes a heck of a lot more sense (in my eyes at least). I may still use characters from either one though, we'll see. There's a lot of information on the Averous region below the map if you're interested.
LIST OF CURRENTLY RELEASED CHAPTERS AND LINKS
I'll link chapters here as they are posted.
Averous Region â€“ The Averous Region is the north-most region of actual civilization in the world. Dividing the rest of the Atori Continent (a continent separate from the Origin Continent, the location of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh and separate from the Alpha Continent, the location of Unova and Kalos) from the great Northern Lands where only few people live among the ice and extended dark and light periods. The Averous Region used to be a united land, but two countries have split off offering different ideals. North Averous is heavily religious, with only a few outcast dissidents not preaching to the Grand Four. South Averous relies more on Science and Logic and those worshipping the Grand Four are outcast. This divide has worn down relations over time, and currently North and South Averous are at war due to the break of a plague that the nations blame each other for spreading. The plague, called Planetree Disease, named after the PokÃ©mon professor who discovered it, affects both people and PokÃ©mon and has spread wildly among the wild PokÃ©mon population. In addition, the Averous Region has a lot of ancient historical sites and rotted medieval towers from a time long past. Making it a popular region for Archaeological visits, Anthropologists also have keen interest in the location both due to the history and the existence of the Grand Four religion. In addition, North and South Averous are divided into three sectors each to give each large area an identity.
Averous River â€“ Called such because it runs through the center of the Averous Region.
North Averous - They are highly religious and almost zealot-like worshipping the Grand Four. People who donâ€™t believe in the Grand Four are outcast in the population, including two out of the three Gym Leaders who actually live in the region, and most visiting trainers to their Gyms. Even during war-time, both nations have agreed to leave the PokÃ©mon League mostly intact for trainers who still want to challenge it. Making them diplomatically immune and pledging to protect their safety from war-time conflicts. However, North Averous is resentful of South Averous for being the ones to host the Averous PokÃ©mon League Championships as well as the Elite Four. They are also highly irritated at the denial of their access to the South, where two religious monuments of theirs lie.
South Averous - They are highly scientific and focused on advancement in technology and the understanding of PokÃ©mon. Their heightened focus on logic makes the more religious feel slightly outcast in their society. Though Southerners are more welcoming then Northerners. The PokÃ©mon Professor for the region, Professor Planetree, also lives here just outside of Etios Town which borders the Ergon Forest. They host both the PokÃ©mon League Championships and the Elite Four. They have given Professor Planetree a blank check in funds to research the Planetree Disease and try to make a cure, and to try and find those responsible for its rapid spread, if it is not naturally occurring (which Planetree and the government both doubt). This is a secondary concern for them as they are already set on the North being the responsible party.
The Grand Four â€“ The Grand Four are four legendary PokÃ©mon. There was said to be four of them, one on each of the large mountains present in the Averous Region. They are worshipped as deities as they have never been sighted and are rumored to have been the creator of all PokÃ©mon and people. They are also viewed as taking back the souls they forged upon their death, and then given a new life in the clouds that varies between enjoyment and suffering depending on how they conducted themselves during life. The South believes they exist, though doubts the creationist aspects. They view them as just four extremely powerful PokÃ©mon without any particularly incredible powers of creation.
LANDMARKS (Marked in Yellow on Region Map)
1 â€“ Orias Tower â€“ One of the several aged towers present in the Averous Region from a time long past.
2 â€“ Rocksix Mountain â€“ Rocksix Mountain is one of four mountains rumored to have housed one of the Grand Four. Rocksix is rumored to have been the home of the Steel and Rock type in the Grand Four. All four mountains enjoy regular pilgrimages from worshippers. And it is said that worshippers who donâ€™t pilgrimage up all the mountains at least once during their lifetimes should expect hardship to follow them after their life has reached its end, before being granted their rewards by the Grand Four.
3 â€“ Deserkis Mountain â€“ Deserkis Mountain is one of the four mountains rumored to have housed one of the Grand Four. Deserkis is rumored to have been the home of the Ground and Psychic type in the Grand Four.
4 â€“ Lakeshore Tower â€“ The one tower from medieval Averous, which is within South Averous, which has stood the test of time. It is given regular maintenance by PokÃ©mon League staff as it is now being used to house the Elite Four.
5 â€“ Erishore Tower â€“ One of the several aged towers present in the Averous Region from a time long past.
6 â€“ Firsten Tower â€“ One of the several aged towers present in the Averous Region from a time long past.
7 â€“ Firas Mountain â€“ Firas Mountain is one of the four mountains rumored to have housed one of the Grand Four. What is special about this one is that it is also a currently inactive Volcano. Firas is rumored to have been home of the Fire and Dragon type of the Grand Four. The only rivalry rumored in the Grand Four is between the Firas dragon and its snowy brother in the North, though both were also steadfast friends, they competed in everything.
8 â€“ Snowris Mountain â€“ Snowris Mountain is one of the four mountains rumored to have housed one of the Grand Four. Snowris is rumored to have been the home of the Ice and Dragon type of the Grand Four. The Snowris and Firas Dragons were rumored to have been rivals and friends.
9 â€“ Centris Tower â€“ One of the several aged towers present in the Averous Region from a time long past.
10 â€“ Averous Tower â€“ One of the two towers kept in operation in the North. It is used to store plenty of important religious artifacts, and is also the Tower responsible for offering the Averous Region its name. As the city south of it, Etesan City, was the first established settlement in Averous.
11 â€“ Taskis Tower â€“ One of the several aged towers present in the Averous Region from a time long past.
12 â€“ Snowris Tower â€“ A tower that was built next to Snowris Mountain long ago. An independent company who supports the spread of PokÃ©mon contests to most regions owns Snowris and maintains it in order to house the PokÃ©mon Grand Festival of the region. It also finances all of the contest houses present in the region.
BRIDGES (Marked in Black on the Region Map)
1 â€“ Central Bridge â€“ A huge bridge that connects North and South Averous together. It is also famous because thereâ€™s a PokÃ©mon Gym situated directly in the middle of it. The gym leader is Evan. The badge is the Bridge Badge. He specializes in water type PokÃ©mon. A PokÃ©mon Ranger outpost has also been set up, both to conduct their own investigation into the spread of Planetree Disease, and to try and calm tensions between the two nations. This bridge is a neutral zone. No troops from either side can be moved across it. Though both sides still stare at each other from military outposts established at either end to ensure that no conflict takes
place on the bridge. All troops are moved using boats from hidden military outposts along the shoreline.
2 â€“ Terkan Bridge â€“ This Bridge connects the Desert and Bridge sectors of South Averous.
3 â€“ Forest Bridge â€“ This Bridge connects the Bridge and Forest sectors of South Averous.
4 â€“ Snow Bridge â€“ This Bridge connects the Snow and Green sectors of North Averous.
MOUNTAIN RANGES (Marked in White on the Region Map)
1 â€“ Elestis Mountains â€“ A snowy mountain range in the Snow Sector of North Averous.
2 â€“ Lorgis Mountains â€“ Another snowy mountain range in the Snow Sector of North Averous. The largest mountain range in the Averous Region.
3 â€“ Mesa Mountains â€“ A desert mountain range in South Averous.
4 â€“ Deskis Mountains â€“ A normal mountain range in South Averous.
5 â€“ Central Mountains â€“ A normal mountain range in the center of South Averous.
FORESTS (Marked in Blue on the Region Map)
1 â€“ Ergon Forest â€“ The forest bordering Etios Town.
2 â€“ Central Forest â€“ The largest forest in the Averous Region. Near the center of South Averous and the Central Mountains.
3 â€“ Loshis Forest â€“ A small forest that used to belong to the Central Forest, a large part of it was cut down to make room for the Loshis Canal.
4 â€“ Terol Forest â€“ A small forest in South Averous.
5 â€“ Four Forest â€“ A small forest in North Averous.
6 â€“ Snow Forest â€“ A small snowy forest in North Averousâ€™s Snow Sector.
7 â€“ Aros Forest â€“ A small snowy forest in North Averousâ€™s Snow Sector.
8 â€“ Tarson Forest â€“ A small snowy forest in North Averousâ€™s Snow Sector.
9 â€“ Averous Forest â€“ A small forest named such because of its proximity to Averous tower.
10 â€“ North Forest â€“ A small snowy forest in North Averousâ€™s Snow Sector.
11 â€“ Snowris Forest â€“ A small snowy forest named such because of its proximity to Snowris Mountain and Snowris Tower.
CITIES/TOWNS (Marked in Red on the Region Map)
1 â€“ Etios Town â€“ A small laid-back town that borders the Ergon Forest. PokÃ©mon Professor Planetreeâ€™s lab is located on the outskirts. There is no gym in this town.
2 â€“ Orias Town â€“ A mid-size town located in South Averous. The Arc Gym is located here. Its badge is the Eclectic Badge. The gym leader specializes in Electric PokÃ©mon. Gym Leader is Lectra, traditionally challenged first.
3 â€“ Mountain Town â€“ A large town located in South Averous near Rocksix Mountain. Gym Leader is Rick. Its badge is the Endurance Badge. The gym leader specializes in Rock PokÃ©mon. Traditionally challenged second.
4 â€“ Center City â€“ The capital city of South Averous. Gym Leader is Forest. Its badge is the Middle Badge. The gym leader has no specialty, he uses a wide variety of PokÃ©mon types. Traditionally challenged last.
5 â€“ Dererket City â€“ A mid-size desert city in South Averous. Gym leader is Dyna. Its badge is the Mesa Badge. The gym leader specializes in Flying and Dark types. Traditionally challenged third.
6 â€“ Firas City â€“ A small city at the end of the Central Bridge located in North Averous. It is by far the least religious of cities in North Averous, despite its proximity to Firas Mountain. This is mostly due to South and North cultureâ€™s clashing. Both religious and non-religious people wander the street, and because of the chaos of the city crime is quite common. The gym leader is Edgar. The badge is the Chaos Badge. He specializes in Fire type PokÃ©mon. Traditionally challenged fourth.
7 â€“ Harkan City â€“ The capital city of North Averous. Gym leader is Asra. Its badge is the Grand Badge. She specializes in Psychic and Dark types. She is the only religious Gym Leader. Traditionally challenged fifth.
8 â€“ Orole Town â€“ One of the two towns of North Averousâ€™s Green Sector. The people who live here are mostly committed to their sermons and church visits. Gym leader is Derek. The badge is the Grandiose Badge. He specializes in Grass Types. Traditionally challenged Sixth.
9 â€“ Fakresh Town â€“ One of the two towns in North Averousâ€™s Green Sector. The people here are mostly committed to their sermons and church visits. Gym Leader is Lara. The badge is the History Badge. She specializes in Dragon Types. Traditionally challenged Seventh.
SHRINES (Marked S on Region Map)
S â€“ Shrine of the Four â€“ A neutral island in-between North and South Averous on the Averous River. Itâ€™s extremely difficult to reach thanks to rocks and eclectic weather. A lot of ships have actually been lost trying to reach it. Modern technology though has made it slightly easier to reach with an experienced boatman. The Shrine of the Four is rumored to have been the place where the Grand Four assembled to create humanity and PokÃ©mon. In the center of it are stone structures and a big clear pool of clean water rumored to have slight regenerative powers. Some North Averous residents have claimed to have cured common diseases using the water.