The 21 Elders
There are many secrets in the Chardia region! The biggest one that you will find is the secret of the hidden badges. Long ago when only pokemon roamed the earth. The first ever people were born. There were eight people and they were on a strange land that was all purple with things that looked like trees but were not. They all split up and more people were born. The original eight are now called the great eight and they founded eight towns and found these weird creatures called pokemon. They found apricorns and tried to eat them but once they realized they could not they tried many things with them until they made the poke ball. They started throwing the poke balls at the pokemon and they caught them so they then thought it would be a good idea to have arenas in each of their towns and give out badges if anyone could beat them. This is how Chardia was formed. Eventually five more people were born and they decided to live together and travel collecting badges in Chardia. They succeeded in collecting the badges of the great eight and they rose from the rest because of the insane power of their pokemon. They became known as the Elite Four with their champion. What the great eight did not know is that when they were born another eight were born in their shadow and they lived alone very isolated from the rest of the world and they had badges of their own. Those eight are called the shadow eight. Instead of giving them out if someone could beat them they decided to give them out if someone could find them. The rivalry between the shadow and the great eight has continued until now, will you be one of the shadow eight or as we sometimes call them the secret keepers? As you journey remember, there are not eight gym badges and five elite four badges, there are also eight shadow badges so you must collect 21 badges in order for your journey to truly be finished.