Wherein Trainers Travel and Teams Begin to Move
Not long after the events that unfolded in Unova, the world of Pokémon begins to experience strange weather. No one is sure why such events are happening, but thankfully, thus far, the freak storms and blizzards haven't been too numerous. Other than a large storm in the Sevii Islands, there has been little else to cause large scale damage.
Small happenings have been unraveling, however, all across the world. Rumors spread of dastardly villains beginning to resurface. Most of them, if not all of them, are entirely unfounded. And then there are some happenings that just remain to those in the know.
Domino of Team Rocket has been slowly rebuilding the empire left behind by the visionary man known only as Giovanni. Agents have been sent on various missions. The contents and reason behind each mission has been vague, as Domino keeps her reasons tight lipped.[In the Tower Again] | [And No Birds Sing] | [Celadon Rebound]
Also on the move, Cipher has experienced a surge of activity. Ardos plans a full recovery, but he remains much more in the shadows this time than Cipher's previous attempt at control. In fact, unless they were scouted, no one even is aware that Cipher is still around at all.[Blaze Shadows, 1st Assignment] | [Shadow Pokémon?!]
Word has surfaced of a number of trainers starting their challenge of the Gyms of Kanto. Whether they are successful will only become apparent in the future of their travels. Some of them have been in Viridian City and the forests around, while others have taken on Lt. Surge of Vermillion City.[The New Arrival] | [Of Ghost-Elders and Island-Girls] | [Round Two...]
Most recent news inside villain circles indicates that there has been apparent movement between to certain teams to ally together... Further more, it has become apparent that leadership of Rocket has traded hands once again to the executive known as Archer. An attempt at alliance between Cipher and Rocket was tried, but unsuccessful.[Rocket-Dan Cianwood Arrival] | [Contacting Rocket...] | [An Alliance]
News also comes to us from the Sinnoh front. Apparently the area in and around Eterna City has been experiencing some strange happenings. These manifest in both the form of a bought of fire that wrought havoc on the town and the supposed sightings of Legendary Pokémon...[Green for Eterna-tee]
Strange happenings in Ecruteak recently. Coming to the news corp from the confidence of some of our underground contacts, there is apparently a a strange group going around roughing up the thugs in the Ecruteak bad-side. There were rumors about some sort of prophecy and some sort of goings-on in Goldenrod... A follow up story suggests that a Rocket stronghold in Goldenrod has been sacked by an unknown group. A database found there was delivered to a group organized by Sabrina, who are at large combating a dark and sinister force though to be at work in the world.[Silent Cartographer] | [Priority Shift] | [Weather Festival]
With that, those people responsible for the strike against Rocket move on to other ventures, while Rocket moves back into the shadows for the now...