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POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: Explorers of Light: CHAPTER 2: Secret of the Unknown - Day 1

by Mechanist Gamma

Mechanist Gamma Pika and Vee meet a flying-type Pokemon with a strange arrival.
"I assume you returned because you have it?"
"Took me some time, but yes... it has been obtained."
"It was expected. Now, we only need five more..."
"Yeah, about that. What are there for, anyways?"
"That's my business. Off you go."


Pika woke up with his hand on his head. "I don't wanna do this..." he said. "Well, you gotta." Vee said. "Come on. We've gotta get to roll call."

"Roll call!" Chatot said. "TREEKO!" "DRILBUR!" "Whismur!" "GOLETT!" "CRANIDOS!" "KADABRA!" "MEOWTH!" "EMOLGA!" "PIKA!" "VEE!" "Alright, everyone's here." Chatot said. "Back to your jobs, everyo-" Before Chatot could finish, the roll call was interrupted by the sound of grinding gears. The lift was descending. "What's this, now?" Cranidos asked. "But everyone's at roll call!" Golett said. "How did someone get in without me realizing?!" Drilbur said worriedly. Pika, Vee and Treeko stared curiously. As the metal platform descended, they saw a brown-and-white Pokemon on the lift. "Urgh... Lom... bre..." the bird said before falling unconscious. Everyone in the room stared at the unconscious Pidgey. After a few seconds, Chatot started barking commands. "Emolga! Go find Chansey! She's the best for medical operations! Golett! Cranidos! Treeko! Go get some Revives and Potions from the guildmaster's chamber! Meowth! Kadabra! Whismur! See if you can find out who this Pokemon is in town! Drilbur! Investigate the exterior to search for clues! Pika! Vee! You guys help this poor Pokemon! I will investigate the upper level." With that, Chatot flapped off. Meowth, Kadabra, Whismur, Drilbur and Emolga climbed on the lift. Treeko, Cranidos and Golett ran into Zapdos' room, and Pika and Vee were left with the unconscious Pokemon and Zapdos.

Zapdos perched beside them. "Who could this be?" he asked. "Certainly not anyone I recognize. And what was that he said? Lombre? Who or what is 'Lombre'? Or did he mean Lom Bre?" Zapdos was confused. Vee began to think. "Well, let's try and find out where he came from. Maybe... maybe Kadabra can try to probe his memories?" "That makes sense!" Pika said. "We can find out where he's been by just seeing what he saw!" "Hmm..." Zapdos said. "I'm not so sure, but it's a good plan. We just need to find Kadabra." It was at that moment that Treeko and his roommates returned. "We have the items!" he said. At that moment, the lift started to descend. Chatot was back, along with Chansey, Emolga and Drilbur. None had found anything. Chansey rushed over to help the poor Pokemon. "Team Shining Dreams!" Zapdos said. "Go and find Kadabra! We need his help!" The two nodded, and ran to the lift.

The two adventurers left the guild, and went over to the Gazebo. Pika and Vee split up from there. After much searching, Pika eventually found Kadabra talking to a shopkeeper. "Kadabra! You're needed at the guild!" Pika said. "Sorry, but duty calls." Kadabra said to his friend. "I'll make it up to you later." Pika and Kadabra met back up with Vee at the Gazebo, and returned to the guild.

The lift descended, and the three Pokemon entered the main hall. Chansey was treating the Pidgey, but he was still unconscious. "Stand back." Kadabra said. Everyone made way for the psychic-type, allowing him to use his mental power. He placed his hand on the Pidgey's forehead, and closed his eyes...

"Are you sure, Seer?" Pidgey asked. He needed to do this right. "Nothing is certain when you talk... of the future." The Seer said. The majestic multi-colored bird said. "I simply see fragments. But peicing them together is a completely different case. You would call someone who does that a detective." "I'm not trying to be funny here." Pidgey said. "I just need answers." The Seer pondered for a minute. "Very well. I will tell you some more of what I have seen. Three tablets; one red, one blue, one green. A yellow spark and a brown flow against a culture long forgotten. Something amiss, yet one piece fits. The watered lily pad, the shunned mistress. The pink and the black. The three great avians. The evil of eras gone by reawakened. And that is all the stars have shown me." "Thank you, Seer." Pidgey said. "With your aid, I can complete my mission..."

Kadabra flinched. He returned to the real world. Pika and Vee were looking at him and the Pidgey. "Is that all?" Pika asked. "I attempted to dig deeper, but there was some sort of clog that I couldn't get through. Like... empty memory." "Empty memory?!" Everyone in the guild was disturbed by this news. Kadabra sighed. "Plus, it was a bit blurry. But I did manage to make out the sound clearly. I was able to see enough that I now realize the scene, and this 'seer', was at the edge of Gorias Woods, as I recognized Pellipper Point." "Then we have to go there immediately!" Chatot said. But Zapdos already had an idea. "Not us. Team Shining Dreams and Treeko will be heading out to find the Seer. They have a better chance than anyone else." The three Pokemon nodded. "Let's head for the woods immediately!" Pika said. The others agreed, and they departed quickly.

Once inside Gorias Woods, the adventurers were relieved to find that the fog was gone. "If I remember correctly, Pellipper Point is past the Sharahan Temple. But if we want to get to the point, we'll have to go through Mystery Marsh." Treeko said. "The place is a mystery dungeon. And it's so muddy!" Vee sighed. "I'd better get my paws a nice, long bathe when we get back, then." she said. "Let's go!" Pika said, dashing off. Treeko followed. "Boys." Vee said, before following them.

(Mystery Dungeon, you know the drill. IMAGINATION TIME!)

After reaching the fourth floor, they found a hallway with a door at the end. They started to head through... but then two Golem popped out of the ground. "Halt!" the first one said. "None may see the Seer without clearance!" "Oh, great..." Pika said, slumping. "More idiots to take down." "Leave now or we'll force you to!" the second Golem said. They both began charging a Roll-Out attack. "HIT THE DECK!" Pika shouted. The three adventurers tumbled to the ground as the speeding Golem whizzed right by them. The guards turned around and used Rock Tomb. Treeko used Leaf Tornado to send the rocks back at their attackers. The Golem shuddered, and that was all the time Treeko needed to use Razor Leaf. The Golem tumbled to the ground. Pika and Vee finished them with a double Iron Tail attack. The Golem hit the wall. They were done.

"That was exhilarating!" Treeko said. "So what next, Team Shining Dreams?" One of the Golem looked surprised. "Team... Shining Dreams? The Seer told us to expect you!" "Our apologies!" The other said. "No harm done!" Pika said, smiling. "Now, we're off to see the Seer!" The three explorers walked through the light, exiting the cave.

The Seer was standing on the cliff, gazing at the Sky. Pika walked up and tapped him on the shoulder. He kept looking. Pika tapped harder. Still no reaction. Finally, Pika zapped him. No reaction... at least for a few seconds. The Seer turned around. "Hmm? What is it?" Then the pain kicked in. "YOWOWOW!" The Seer said, feeling the shock. "Delayed reaction." Vee said, sighing. "Uh, well... we're Team Shining Dreams." "Ah, yes." The Seer said. "I knew you were coming. My name is Xatu, but please call me by my formal title; the Seer. I understand you have come for news about Pidgey. The young lad came to me to seek information about... what was it again...? Well, he came. And I know about Kadabra mind-reading Pidgey. Very clever, really." The bird folded his arms inwards. "To simplify matters for you, I will tell you the basics of what I have learned. I believe that you will have to collect three tablets and travel to a pyramid in the Hyumadan Desert. Fate seems to be pointing towards you two. You already have one tablet, so you just need to find its brothers. The blue tablet is across the sea, and the green tablet has been hidden in plain sight for all to see." "But wait! What about Pidgey?" Pika asked. "Ah, yes. Pidgey." Xatu said. "He looked like he came from the Hyumadan Desert. Perhaps there is where you should look... tomorrow." "He has a point." Treeko said. "It's late. The sun's starting to set. We need to get back to the guild. "Okay!" Pika and Vee said. "Thanks, Seer!" they all said, heading back to Lagross Town.

When they came down, they saw everyone going about their business like usual. Chatot wanted to know everything that happened, while Zapdos was just hungry. For the sake of practically everyone, they decided to just say the important stuff so they could go eat.

"Now, everyone, DIG IN!"
"Crunch-munch! Chew-chew! Sniffle-slurp! Crunch-munch! Chew-chew! Sniffle-slurp! Crunch-munch! Chew-chew! Sniffle-slurp! Crunch-munch! Chew-chew! Sniffle-slurp!"

After dinner, Pika and Vee were talking about what had happened. "Pidgey, the Seer, 'Lombre'... today's just full of mysteries, isn't it?" Vee said. "I guess so." Pika said. "But mysteries make me tired." "Agreed." Vee replied. "Let's hit the hay."

"Hey, Pika?"
"Yeah, Vee?"
"What do you think 'Lombre' means? And what about those other tablet pieces the Seer told us about?"
"For now, 'Lombre' is just a name. And the tablet pieces? It certainly feels possible."
"Yeah, but... I just have this awkward feeling."
"This awkward feeling of what? The cooked beans? Don't really enjoy them, do you?"
"That's not what I... ugh, forget it. You always find a way to twist the conversation."
"Hey, it's my job!"
"Hahahah! Good night, Pika."
"Good night, Vee."

(Special thanks to; @EspeonTheBest, @~Pokelover~, @Twilight Nova, @Shauna23, @JacobRaze, @SismicFlareCharmander and @Bulba the Curious.)