“When you said Brass Tower, I thought it would be something taller,” Jonathan said looking at the chard ruins of Brass Tower.
Jonathan and Beatrice were lead around Ecruteak City by Kimono Sister, Zuki, and her Umbreon and the tour ended with Zuki showing them both what remained of the Brass Tower. Neither Jonathan or Beatrice had ever heard of the legend of the Brass Tower and Zuki thought it might be a good idea to see the tower before they came to watch the show that night.
“Yeah, and it doesn’t look very brass,” Beatrice added.
“Well this is what’s left of the Brass Tower,” Zuki said. “There was a terrible fire that burned down the tower and this is all that’s left.”
“Wow really? What happened?” Jonathan asked.
“Well it’s a bit of a spoiler for the show, but I’ll tell you anyway,” Zuki said with a laugh.
“Ecruteak City used to be home two two large towers. The Brass Tower was located here on the North-West part of town and The Bell Tower on the North-East part. According to legends, two legendary birds resided here, one in each tower. In The Brass Tower sat Lugia which is known as the guardian of the seas and in The Bell Tower sat Ho-Oh, the rainbow Pokémon. Each Pokémon lived in harmony and watched over the city.”
“However one night, about 150 years ago, there was a really bad storm. Like the storm of the century. Well during the storm, a lightning bolt struck the tower setting it ablaze. This caused Lugia to flee as the tower burned. There was nothing the people of Ecruteak could do. They just watched it burn.”
“That’s horrible,” Beatrice said.
“Yeah it was,” Zuki said. “But it gets worse. Apparently during this there were three Pokémon trapped in the tower which couldn’t escape because of the fire. Now no one knows what Pokémon it was, but there’s a theory that the three Pokémon were Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon.”
“Like the ones your sister have?” Jonathan asked.
“Exactly like those,” Zuki said.
“Well what happened to them?” Beatrice asked.
“Well as soon as Lugia took to the sky, the rain came down harder and the downpour grew. The additional water put out the fire, but not before the three Pokémon perished in the fire. Then Ho-Oh came down splitting the clouds up above the tower. It flapped its wings and used its power to resurrect the three Pokémon. From the ashes of the Brass Tower rose three new Pokémon that were granted with mythical power. Three Mythical Beasts each with powers connected to the storm. Raikou representing the lighting that struck the tower, Entei representing the fire that burned the tower, and Suicune which represents the water that put out the blaze.”
“Woah three legendary Pokémon. That’s incredible,” Jonathan said.
“That’s not what the people of Ecruteak thought at the time. The people feared Ho-Oh and the collective power of the legendary beasts. Some even blamed Ho-Oh and the new Pokémon for the storm and the fire. This anger caused the legendary beasts to scatter to the corners of the Johto Region and Ho-Oh took off into the sky never to return to Ecruteak City,” Zuki ended the story.
“That’s horrible,” Beatrice said.
“It is,” A new voice spoke up and all three trainers jumped.
“Who are you?” Jonathan asked reaching for a Pokéball.
“Sorry for scaring you like that. My name is Eusine and I am a Pokémon Trainer and researcher of the legendary beasts. I overheard that young lady there retelling the tale of The Brass Tower and thought I’d listen in,” Eusine said. “I have studied the legends and focused my research on the three legendary Pokémon born from this tower. I come here again and again hoping to see one of these legendary beasts.”
“So the legend is true?” Beatrice asked.
“There are some minor differences between versions, but the main story is believed to be true,” Eusine said. “Three unknown Pokémon perished when Brass Tower burned and Ho-Oh descended on the tower to resurrect them. Then the people of Ecruteak turned on them and forced them out. I know if I ran into the beasts, I could convince them that there is no reason to run. The people of Ecruteak love these myths and want nothing more than the legendary beasts to return. However I have not gotten the chance.”
“Have you seen one of the legendary Pokémon?” Jonathan asked.
“Just once. Not too far from here is a large lake called The Lake of Rage. I was there because I heard some rumors that the Water-Type Pokémon, Suicune was spotted at the lake. I arrived early in the morning when the mist was still coming up, off of the water. There sipping water out of the lake was the creature. Just like my grandfather described when he first told me the story. Large blue crest on its head, purple, flowing mane, and diamonds on its blue body. I reached out a hand trying to tell it that I was a friend and that I would not hurt it, but it did not listen to me. It just looked me up and down and then turned and ran away.”
“Wow I can’t believe you saw one in person,” Zuki said.
“It was an amazing experience, but it cannot be where this story ends. I am determined to track down all three legendary beasts starting with Suicune and convince them to return to Ecruteak City. Or at least tell them that they no longer need to fear humans,” Eusine said.
“That is quite an amazing feat,” Beatrice said.
“Yeah I wish you luck on your journey,” Jonathan said.
“Thank you very much. Well, I think I’ve spent enough time here. I need to get back on the road. If you happen to run into one of these Pokémon, proceed with caution. They should not attack, but they are powerful. They are said to appear to Pokémon Trainers that are pure of heart, but will run away if you are not worthy. That’s why I’m going to prove that I am worthy,” Eusine said before he walked away.
“That guy sure is passionate,” Beatrice laughed.
“Yeah he seemed to know a lot about these legendary beasts,” Jonathan said.
“Especially Suicune,” Zuki said. “Well I think I’ve spent enough time away from the Dance Theater. I better get back. I’m sure my sisters will be showing up at any time in order to prepare for the show tonight. You two are going to attend, right?”
“Of course,” Beatrice said.
“We wouldn’t miss it,” Jonathan said.
“Great! I’ll save you two a seat in the front row. The show should start in about three hours, so don’t be late,” Zuki said.
“We won’t,” Jonathan said.
Zuki left with a wave with Umbreon walking right behind her.
“Well we still have a little bit of time to kill before the show. Do you want to check out the inside?” Beatrice asked.
“Yeah I guess we can do that,” Jonathan said.
They both walked forward stepping inside the burnt remains of the Brass Tower. The whole thing looked like a strong wind could knock it over if it weren’t some additional supports inside the tower holding the rest of it up.
“We better be careful in here,” Beatrice said looking around the place. “It doesn’t look super safe.”
“Yeah there’s not much left holding up this tower,” Jonathan said.
The two of them walked forward making sure not to disturb anything around them. Looking up they could see a few floors up with large holes in the center and burns around the edges. There was a large tarp at the top covering the hole in the ceiling. On the ground floor there was a large hole leading to a ground level that looked to be filled with stone rubble.
“This place is so sad,” Beatrice let out a sigh.
“All I can think about are those poor Pokémon that perished here and the fire that burned down this beautiful place,” Jonathan said.
“And those poor Pokémon were brought back just to be chased off by the humans. Just awful,” Beatrice said.
“You two are pathetic,” A new voice resounded from behind them.
Jonathan and Beatrice turned to see Silver standing in the doorway of Brass Tower.
“Silver!” Beatrice clenched her fist. “What are you doing here?”
“I came here because I’ve heard a legend that this tower once held three, very powerful Pokémon. But I see that there is nothing of worth here. Just burned rubble and two losers,” Silver said.
“You do realize that I beat you last time,” Jonathan said.
“My Pokémon have gotten a lot stronger than the last time we met,” He said with a sly smile. “Plus I was taking it easy on you last time.”
“Yeah whatever, Silver,” Beatrice said. “You’re just jealous of Jonathan because you know he’s the better trainer.”
“Better trainer? I don’t think so. You see, Pokémon grow strong when they have a strong person leading them. Strength is what Pokémon respect. And it’s what I respect. Neither of you have the strength needed to prove yourself to basic Pokémon let alone something as strong as the Legendary Beasts” Silver said. “They rose from this burning building with new strength just like I…”
Silver froze for a second and then shook his head.
“Nevermind,” He muttered before turning around.
“Not so fast, Silver,” Jonathan shouted. “I’m not letting you get away again.”
Silver turned back.
“Are you going to try and stop me?”
“You bet I am,” Jonathan pulled out a Pokéball. “Go Flaaffy!”
The pink and white, electric sheep Pokémon appeared.
“Flaaffy!” It called out.
There was a flash of light from Silver’s Pokéball and then a black and purple gas ball appeared with large white eyes.
“Woah, what’s that?” Jonathan asked.
“This here is a Gastly. It’s a Ghost-Type Pokémon and it’s stronger than anything you have,” Silver said.
“Yeah, well, we’ll see about that,” Jonathan said. “Flaaffy, use Take Down!”
Flaaffy ran across the floor of the Brass Tower towards Ghastly. It jumped up into the air and threw it’s whole body weight into it. Just when it seemed like it was going to collide with the Gastly, Flaaffy passed right through slamming into the ground.
Silver let out a laugh which Gastly echoed.
“Take Down on a Gastly? Good luck with that. Don’t you know anything about Ghost-Type Pokémon? Normal moves like Take Down pass right through them,” Silver said.
“Oh, yeah. I knew that,” Jonathan said.
“Yeah whatever,” Silver said unconvinced, “Gastly, use Night Shade.”
It hovered up above Flaaffy and unleashed black laser beams from its eyes. The beams slammed into Flaaffy and it swirled around it.
“Flaaffy, no!” Jonathan called out to it.
“Now, Gastly, use Hypnosis.”
Gastly made eye contact with Flaaffy and its eyes began to swirl. Around and around the pupils went and Flaaffy slumped forward onto its stomach, asleep.
“Gastly!” Gastly laughed again.
“Well that was fast,” Silver said as the Gastly swirled around him and hung out above his shoulder.
“This isn’t over,” Beatrice said.
“Yes it is,” Silver said. “Gastly, use Night Shade.”
Silver pointed up towards the ceiling. Gastly then unleashed beam of black energy which struck one of the upper floors. A few different boards and stones fell down slamming into the ground floor.
Jonathan ran over and threw his body over Flaaffy and Beatrice ran to the side of the building to avoid the falling debris. By the time they got their footing, Jonathan looked up and saw that Silver was gone.
Beatrice ran by him and looked around outside, but Silver was nowhere to be found.
Jonathan gently woke up Flaaffy from its nap and Jonathan petted it behind its ears.
“Don’t worry, Flaaffy. You’ll get him next time,” Jonathan said before letting Flaffy back into its Pokéball.
Jonathan stepped out and stood next to Beatrice.
“Did you see which way he went?” Jonathan asked.
“No. He’s gone again,” Beatrice sighed.
“Don’t worry, Beatrice. When we run into him again, I will not let him get away,” Jonathan said.
“Neither will I,” Beatrice nodded.
“We need to make our way to the show,” Jonathan said. “I’m sure it’s starting soon.”
Beatrice agreed and then they both made their way towards the Ecruteak Dance Theater to watch the show. They found two front row seats reserved for them just like Zuki said. They sat down and watched the show.
It was the Legend of the Brass Tower just like Zuki had explained to Jonathan and Beatrice. All five Sisters danced on stage alongside their Pokémon. Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon played the three Pokémon in the tower and the three Legendary Beasts while Umbreon played Lugia and Espeon played Ho-Oh. It was an amazing performance full of emotion and at the end, the entire crowd stood up and applauded. Jonathan and Beatrice stood and cheered, especially for their friend Zuki and Umbreon.
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