1st December

Dear Diary,

we have finally found Poseidon. I read on the internet about some kind of buudyfight cuircit, a group of buddyfighters, holding tournaments. While apparently not illegal, most of the fighters fight under a false name. It is pretty much open for every buddyfighter, all you need to enter is a deck and a buddy monster. There was also a list of common gathering points, where they liked to fight. Neptun and I tried our luck yesterday at an old theatre and we were luck. A buddyfight was held and I must admit the fighters seem to have some serious skills. There were around 10 fights and we had to wait till the very end, but then, we found him. He goes by the name the General and is apparently very young 10 or 11, if I had to guess but it's hard to say, because he hides his entire body beneath a cloak and a mask. Despite his age he was an excellent fighter, finishing his opponent in just 3 turns, the quickest match I've seen so far. I have to admit, I'm scared. I know so little about Buddyfight up to now, but I will have to face against him someday. At his final turn, which is apparently a signature quote of his, as I heard from a few of the other spectators, he called Poseidon out and man that dragon is huge. Considering what Neptun told me, if that is his weakened form, I would hate to fight against him at full strength. This will take a lot of preparations.

Yota

7th December

Dear Diary,

in the past week Neptun and I discussed a lot of potential ways, to get to the General. We both know, that I need a Core Gadet, to fight against the General, but Neptun is reluctant since it would mean, that we would need to make contact with the buddypolice. Neptun doesn't want the situation in Aqua World to become known, especially to a certain Count Dawn, who is a Omni Lord. I have no idea what that means and Neptun again refuses to explain it, which is quite frustrating. I hope I can convince him somehow from the opposite. As soon as I have a Core Gadet, I'll enter the curircuit. It would be much easier, if we knew the Generals true identity, but at the moment it doesn't looks like we are going to find it out any time soon. I'll writer again as soon as something new comes up.

Yota

14th December

Dear Diary,

seems like at least one discussion with Neptun was completely unnecessary. The buddypolice has caught wind of him and we both were brought to their headquarters. Luckily my family didn't notice anything. Still, I must admit, when I saw their Headquarter I was a little bit scared, it looked quite intimidating, but it seemed like I worried for nothing. I spoke with Commander I, the chef of the Buddypolice, and he was quite nice actually. I explained what happened since Neptun appeared, how we found the General and what why we didn't come to the Buddypolice. He listened to everything and didn't interrupt me. Then he wanted to speak to Neptun alone. They spoke almost half a hour and I have honestly no idea about what. When they called me back in, another man was there, which I assume is this Omni Lord Count Dawn. He and Commander I explained, that they couldn't act against the General since he hasn't done anything illegal and that, if I wanted to help Neptun, I would be on my own. Still, I got my Core Gadget and they said, they wouldn't contact my parents, as I asked them to. Mom would never let me do it, but as it seems, I have no other choice. Anyway, once I returned home, I registered myself as a member at the Buddyfight circuit. I have gone through my deck, which Neptun brought here at least a hundred times. Tomorrow is my first match and I'm nervous as hell. My first buddyfight ever.

When we were at the theatre, a spectator explained the rules of the circuit. The Fighters are ranked by Points, given for Victories and Battling. Most of the times the battles are random paired between fighters with similar Points, but there is the possibility of challenging an opponent directly, if the point difference isn't too high. The General is one of the best fighters, meaning, we will have to fight our way to the top, before we can challenge him.

Yota

15th December

Dear Diary,

i have just won my first buddyfight! I was so nervous, but Neptun really helped me during the fight. He was at my side the whole time, sometimes giving me tips on how to play the deck. It was a fascinating experience. Our opponent was a Dragon World fighter and his buddy was thousand rapier dragon. It was a long game, because my opponent kept on using dragon shields to neutralize all my attacks, but in the end, Neptun decided it with his attack. Still, despite my victory Neptun and I are worried. The General was in the stands and watched my match. He knows we are after him. Hopefully, we can stop him, before Poseidon does anything bad. I heard from Neptun about his destructive tendencies and it doesn't sound good at all. Anyway, after the fight, Neptun returned to Aqua World, saying he needed inspect the situation. This means I'm alone here on earth and I can already feel the weakness coming back. I will probably have to return to the hospital soon. i hate this stupid Illness, why did I have to end up with it? I wish there was something I could do to help Neptun, but at the moment, I can only wait and see what the near future has in store for me.

Yota

22th December

Dear Diary,

Neptun has not returned yet and I'm still in the hospital. Looks like I have to spend another Christmas here, probably my last, if the doctors prognoses are correct even with Neptuns help. Anyway, I heard a strange rumour, which leaves me quite worried. A article in the newspaper said, that several buddy monsters have disappeared, mostly from younger inexperienced fighters. None of them seemed to be able to tell anything about the attacker. Now, I think I know who's behind it, the General. Neptun told me about the possibility to absorb buddy monsters for a power increase. The General knows, we are after him, so it would make sense, to gather energy for Poseidon this way. I hop I'm wrong, but I fear I'm right.

Yota