This is the first part of a series of short stories I plan to write on my character Alex, these stories will only be a few chapters long and are intended to tell an over-arcing story in a small episodic like format. Bite-sizeness = something I can do quickly and easily. ^^ The following post is the first Chapter of Chronicle 1, but for those uninitiated in the history of Alex and Amber, here's a quick lesson (A lot of this history wont be important, and the Pokemon stuff wont really be involved - this is all just history from years of Role Play topics.): [size=10pt]Amber[/size] Age: 18 Nationality: Irish Proffesion: Slayer Magical Ability: None. Skills/Weapons: Super-human strength and powerful and skillful fighting abilities. Has a single double bladed mini-axe and Stakes. Born in Belfast, Amber was quickly identified by the Watcher's Council across the pond in England to be a 'Potential Slayer' and was raised in an English school along with other potentials, where among normal subjects she was trained to be a Slayer. She never saw a lot of her parents outside of the holidays because of this but kept in close contact with them until she left England. When the barriers between Hell and Earth began to weaken - Arcinius' return and Nemesis' subsequent return prompting a quicker deterioration - Amber was sent to the Pokemon Islands to join the current Slayer of the time, Daisy Oak and the other group of fighters to help battle the foretold doom that was coming. She had been sent, essentially to replace Daisy - who had been prophesised to die in such a battle but hadn't been informed of it. The same prophesy that foretold Daisy's death and Amber's ascension has since been destroyed by the Watcher's Council under fear that Amber may learn what else it contained. It is unknown if anyone else has ever read the prophesy however. Upon returning home after the climactic battle with Pandora - the Watcher's Council feeling she was needed elsewhere she found that demons, monsters and vampires had broken through the gaps of Hell into the rest of the world too but when Pandora was defeated, many had retreated back to Hell. The damage had already been done, however, most personally for Amber was the fact that she had returned home to find her parents as Vampires and was forced to stake them. The problems continued as Amber was almost killed by Alex, under the control of Pandora whom was seeking revenge. It took Amber to melt Arcinius' heart towards helping her save Alex to have the Crescent Mage force Pandora out of Alex by means of magic. [size=10pt]Alex[/size] Age: 142 (Turned at the age of 21) Nationality: Irish Proffesion: None - A vampire. Magical Ability: None. Skills/Weapons: Super-human strength and powerful and skillful fighting abilities. Can also speak many languages and read older languages including many demonic ones. Has the ability to be fed information from 'The Fates'. Alex was born in a small village in Ireland 1863, at the time of Nationalist tensions concerning Catholic voting and British control over the whole of Ireland. His village, however, was secluded from most problems and didn't have much contact with the English. One thing it did have, however, was an underworld community and Alex was caught up in it at the age of 21 when he was killed and turned into a Vampire. The Fates, however, had chosen him as their Champion on Earth and preserved his soul- making him unique. The Vampire travelled the world after that, looking to escape the growing tensions in Ireland that he had seen were looking to lead to war. Living in Europe until the end of the century, he was again forced to seek a new home when war prepared to grip the continent a decade or so later and tensions in Russia, Germany and Italy all began to bubble. Travelling through Russia to North America, Alex wandered the United States freely for the rest of the century - keeping abreast of the news of the wars in Europe and watching as America itself joined the wars and subsequently the Korean and Vietnam wars. Other news he had picked up on, however, included the insistence of one young Samuel Oak that there were monsters living on seculded islands near Japan and that some had managed to escape the entrenched waters that shielded the islands and had made their way to other parts of the world too - but were never truely acknowledged and were even claimed by the once-respected Proffessor to have been covered up by Governments who knew full well of their existence. The news eventually pettered out for a while in the news that America had declared war on Japan over Pearl Harbour. Few knew that in the short time before that, Oak had travelled to the islands he had claimed to have existed and had taken two other men with him. One being Giovanni Adonis and the other being Mr. Millenieu. After the second world war, Oak returned to America with proof that the islands and the Pokemon existed and when the Government acknowledged their existence formally, Oak returned to the Islands and continued to learn more of the creatures. Travel to the islands, however, remained difficult on boat because of the dangerous waters and it wasn't until commercial flights began that more and more people began to flock to the Islands - the precise number of which has yet to be confirmed as more show up outside of water barriers every few years. Including new Pokemon indigenous to the regions. Alex continued to remain in America, even when the growing force of Giovanni and Team Rocket - based in the Islands began to threaten the entire world and eventually put the entire globe under his power for a time - highlighted by his destruction of the city of Boston in one blast. Fighting back in a small manner against those Rockets that existed in America and threatened to hurt those he had become acquainted with, he didn't bother with it that much - he had seen their fate and the fate of their leader already... It wasn't until he had learnt that the latest Slayer was a teenager living on the Pokemon Islands and was the sister of the infant that had brought Giovanni down unintentionally once and then fought against him 13 years later, that Alex finally decided to travel to the Pokemon Islands and join the fight against Giovanni. He remained on the Pokemon Islands until the battle with Pandora - when he had killed Daisy after having a close relationship with her since arriving by being under the control of Pandora. Following that, and seeing how much it was hurting Amber - whom he had also befriended since she had arrived - he decided to return home and had few intentions of returning to the Islands. When Shawn, Arcinius and Amber hunted him down back in Ireland however, he was also freed from Pandora's grasp by Arcinius' Silver magic, albiet reluctantly. When Amber angrily returned to the Islands, following the Watchers Council's actions, the Vampire accompanied her and resumed the role he had assumed with Daisy as a side-kick to the Slayer.