Goro answered," Most of them were ponies and each are divided into many different monsters. From the Worms to the Cyborg-golem, and Greeed and Dopants and a whole lot more. They do appear around Equestria but mostly riders deal them before they appear before the public. One way to help the regular ponies sleep at night is to make the monsters and the riders who fight them a urban legend so almost everypony thinks they don't exist. The Box was the cause of the first of these monsters emerging but over the centuries a new treat came about..... Foundation X."
Koriu looked at Goro and asked," Foundation X?"
"Foundation X is a collection of a lot of things. What their objective is no-one knows. What i do know is that for longest time after Kamen Rider X was born these guys showed up.... more and more of the monsters kept on being made by them. They even tried to make some Kamen Riders as well.... I was one of their creations.... the most recent of the monsters that the box created, the Zodiart, are now being made by them. Even now a group of the most experience Kamen Riders are tracking down Foundation X and trying to stop them. This is kinda why there is a shortage of Gaia Memories on the black market right now. The group found one their factories."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 10, 2012 6:08:14 GMT -5
"Lovely. So we don't know about this because it's a conspiracy cover up. I seriously wonder how many more they have. Regardless, here the important question. Why does he" he referenced Koriu. "Have to specifically come here, I mean, does he need to come here to be trained, to be armed, to be told of his purpose? For what reason does any new Rider have to come here?" Darrian asked.
"Well its more of a countermeasure," said Goro about the conspiracy thing," Most of the monsters now a days are ponies or others tricked into or convinced into becoming the monsters by Foundation X, so its believed that if the everyday pony doesn't believe in them, the common pony won't go to them or come across them."
Koriu then asked," So back to Darrian's question, why am i here?"
"Ah yes i forgot," said Goro," you see there are only two ways a rider stops being a rider. If he retires and passes on the powers or if he... er... you know stops. The hall of the past is when a new rider is born and they place their time of their predecessor's rider end and the new rider's beginnings. Only riders who have already sworn to the royal sisters can come here and do this tradition. After that well he is one of us, which is why i think the current Kamen RIder Agito has yet to do so. He really doesn't know the history behind it all so he hasn't sworn to the princesses yet. Do either of you know Kamen Rider Agito's name?"
Koriu shock his head," No i don't, But Darrian has met Kamen Rider Agito before."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 10, 2012 10:19:26 GMT -5
"Met would be a understatement. We both cooperatively fought against a common foe, and in the process saved Canterlot from ruin in a underlying level of deciet. Although he may not have sworn royalty. He has done so in another way, his Father being a Captain of the Guard, and himself being a reputable person amongst the people after the incident. If there was doubt in his honour, I have yet to detect it." Darrian replied.
"Huh ok i can kinda see why Celestia isn't rushing the boy," said Goro," But i still don't know his name in a sense unless they some stoke of good or bad luck his name really is Agito. Anyway all Accel has to do is go into the hall of the past and write the year the previous Accel stopped and the current Accel meaning you my boy. Why don't you go do that Accel. Darrina and i will wait here."
Koriu nodded and moved towards the hall of the past.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 13, 2012 6:29:02 GMT -5
"Yep, we'll just wait here while you do... what you have to do." he said. Then paused to look around the room once more. Each decoration had some relevance to a story, a piece of their history was recorded carefully, concealed as an artform. "Anything else that's interesting to know, or worth mention about this half of the great unknown Equestria has to offer?" he finally managed to ask.
"Oh luck the fact my belt is also a bottle opener?" said Goro with a chuckle," That kinda what happens if your a Kamen RIder based on alcohol you know."
"Well each rider ever walked these halls has a history, whether the first of their kinda or one who takes up the powers in later generation... in fact i kinda need to make a new statue for a new Kamen Rider who is kinda still a kid. Kamen Rider Wizard. Well just ask me anything really Accel will take a while. I'm told its kinda emotional doing that tradition... although i don't know myself.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 14, 2012 5:40:06 GMT -5
"To be honest, the more I ask, the more confusing it gets, contrary to the more answers the more questions, I still can't seem to do so." Darrian admitted, now pausing once more to find another question, and try comprehend the current amount of information that he had just received. A swig of the Cider and he finally managed another question.
"These... monsters... are they much of a challenge to anypony?" he asked.
"It really depends," said Goro," There are some monsters that anypony can fight against, like the Masquerade Dopants, one of the easiest Dopants to produce and has the lest side effects. But things like the Cyborg-Golems and the Greeed are a bit trickier. And never fight a Orphnoch without some reach. Those are the hardest to fight since without proper preparation those things are hard to fight. Each rider born are kinda a specialist to fight a particular type of monster like Accel, Double/W and Skull are experts at fighting Dopants."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 15, 2012 18:57:11 GMT -5
"Wouldn't expertise with a certain area of monster limit the ability of the Rider to defeat a wider variety of monsters, as opposed to specializing in a certain type of weapon, which is what I do, by the way." Darrian said, catching on to that last sentence, but that was about it, he was blank on questions until somepony else could think of something, or he would.
"Oh and gender specific to actually. There are a lot of male as riders and very few female riders," said Goro
Koriu walked back from the hall back to the two and nodded to Goro," Well that takes care of that tradition, now i ,by proxy, recognize you as a Kamen Rider which also mean you have should you need it the help of any of the other Kamen Riders, free use of the base here and the royal strip spend issued every year. Any questions Accel?"
The only sounds KOriu made was the sound of his jaw dropping in his helmet.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 21, 2012 6:05:45 GMT -5
"Hah, the luxury of a free base? My dreams, your reality. I've served alongside my share of mares and stallions, sweat and shed blood and tears, wrecked entire towns on orders with regret and contempt. And if that doesn't top it all, I spend the end of my days like a amateur archaeologist, running round like Daring Do in those books." Darrian said.
"Compared to this, my life is Tartarus incarnate. Your life is luxury. I really envy you." Darrian finished.
Goro laugh a very hearty laugh," Well if your life is Tartarus incarnate, Accel's life is going to be worse!"
"Come again?" said said Koriu
"Well yes you get money and a base and the help of any rider that can make it but you have no idea how much a rider sacrifices. For example, Kamen Rider Faiz the third gave his life to save a few ponies and no one remembered him. Celestia had their memory wiped because the rider henshined in front of them. A few riders had been ordered to take a few lives despite their views. All of us can't have families not without the princesses consent. And if we do both the Rider and the spouse both live in fear for being found out. The first Kamen Rider Blade had his family slaughtered in front of him by monsters called the Undead. An not all Riders are called hero's in the eyes of the public. Kamen Rider Gills is considered a monster by the public. Heck i have lived though so many years and seen riders come and go. The only other Rider that is as old as i am is Kamen Rider Shin. Since the founding of Foundation X its a never ending battle. Old enemies keep coming back to the point that its almost endless. Even now as we speck Foundation X is going to rebuild a new Gaia Memory factory. Now, however thank the sisters, We do have a fund for... allies. Specialist and stuff and i have the "pleasure" of managing said allies. Mostly in finding things we miss or protecting you interested?"
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 29, 2012 7:14:03 GMT -5
"Hayspeak. Don't lecture me about sacrifice. I had to do much worse, I was shunned and betrayed out of being framed. And all I had were my skills and a sword to help me along the way. At least you ponies have special armour and abilities. That make your job easier." Darrian retorted.
He then shut himself up and looked around once more, with nothing to say.
"True but then again power usually comes at a price and Celestia knows that price better than all of us. But anyway the choice is yours. By the way Accel there's a cockroach outside waiting for you if you would please get to it."
"A cockroach? ...Oh yeah the Cockroach gaia memory.... ah great i hate that memory. Well if you don't mind Dar lets go then..."