As those of you who keep up with EsperCorp’s research reports know, I routinely do field investigations into Esper habitats and wild behavior, usually accompanied by Agent Henry Jones. However, I have always felt a special connection with fiery Espers: something about the way that they must maintain control over their flames reminds me of myself. When Agent pokemon101 sent in a report of a scorching phoenix last month, I immediately arranged a trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest places on the planet. I wanted to locate and study the rare Laurelix all by myself.
Temperatures have been heating up as summer approaches, so I made the necessary preparations for venturing into the heat zone: a large offroading vehicle, tons of sunscreen, and more water than I thought I could ever drink. I drove deep into the desert and the plant and animal life grew scarcer and scarcer. When I found an overhanging rock in a particularly barren part of the desert, I realized I had found my stakeout point. After all, Laurelix appears to be tied to thoughts of extreme desolation and devastation – and how could anything exist in such a sweltering, destroyed place?
It’s a rare pleasure to get out of the office and do some field work. EsperCorp prefers to send specially trained agents after the more dangerous Espers, so the search for the mythical spirit Cetus was composed of just myself and Agent Henry Jones. Agent Jones and his Varg, Fang, are certainly useful to have in field work such as this, though I’m glad that I tagged along – Agent Jones is a bit more, ah, action-oriented than EsperCorp would like during research missions. Continue reading
Agent Henry Jones and I have been attempting to track the generation-points of the dragon Esper Thrakos for the past month, triangulating possible locations based on their sightings and very rare capture. They apparently travel extreme distances, and as of yet we cannot be sure where on Earth they originate from. Our objective is to locate and scan one or more low-power Thrakos. Currently, the only known Thrakos are levels 40 and above. Our hypothesis is that “younger” dragons exist but do not venture far from their homes. Yesterday, we searched the second of possible locations, an active volcano in the Philippine Seas known as Pagan. Continue reading