LAMBELL (Ghost/Fairy), GREYBELL (Ghost/Steel) & GRIMBELL (Ghost/Dark) the legendary Bell Trio
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This legendary pokemon trio is based on Church Grims.
Church Grims or Churchyard Grims are a type of animal spirit present in Britsh and Nordic folklore, they are spirits that inhabit old churchyards and graveyards and are said to protect them from intruders, like graverobbers. The most common one is a large black dog but there are other variants. Seeing one is said to be an omen of death and/or will cause the death of whoever sees it
LAMBELL is based on the Church Lamb, a type of grim born by burying a male lamb under the altar of a church when it is being built, the spirit of said lamb would then inhabit the church and will protect it from thieves and evil spirits. A lamb is used as it represents Jesus Christ, who is often refered as the Lamb of God. LAMBELL is based on such lamb and also a Seraphim, a type of angel that is represented having multiple pairs of wings, usually 3. The bell it carries is a cowbell, wich sheeps and goats also wear
GREYBELL is based on a Grey Sow also known as Grave Sow, another type of grim, but this time obtained by burying a female pig or boar in the graveyard, it is a much more agressive spirit compared to the other grims and will actively chase away intruders, rather than only scarying them with its presence. It is based in a Razonback Boar and a demon, as counterpart to LAMBELL's angelic design, but it is also is based in another type of demon ghost pig, "the Gloson", a type of ghostly sow found in Swedish folklore, it is described as a large white female boar, with is back full of serrated blades, like a saw, large metalic tusks and claws and bright glowing eyes. The tusks and snout are meant to resemble a three-pronged pitchfork and its ears are supposed to look like horns and finally the bell it carries is called a Claw Bell, also known as Elephant Claw Bell, this bells were used in India by elephants, both as decorations and to anounce when an elephant was close or approaching.
GRIMBELL is based on the most common grim, the large black dog with red glowing eyes. It is meant to resemble the grim reaper and is based on a Bloodhound. The bell on its neck is meant to be a Coffin Bell, a type of bell that was placed over the graves of the recently buried, in case the person was actually not dead but catatonic, so they could alert the gravediggers and groundkeepers. There is even a little poem that was placed with the bells
"Should thou pass by this earhly mound
And hear the peal of a ringer's sound
Summon a gravedigger that I may be found
Before I perish beneath the ground"
The reason they all carry bells is because acording to the legend whenever a person was to die in town, the grims would ring the bells of the church at night, the bells are also meant to warn about their presence. So you can hear them before having to see them. They all possed a unique ability called Requiem Bell, with this ability when one of them enters battle the ringin of their bell will lower the opponents higher stat
They are meant to look as if they were cut in half, their "tails" are actually their exposed spines. This is meant to represent that the tree of them were sacrificed pokemons before becoming Legendaries, their "other halfs" are still buried beneath the great cathedral of Whitower City. Whitower City is one of the largest cities in Kroel's Old Country, it is a large city built long ago that started being just a graveyard with a church. When the church was built, 3 pokemons where sacrificed to create protective spirits according to tradition, and this spirits with time became the Bell trio and now protect the whole city, not only the cathedral. To capture them you will need to find 3 bells inside the great cathedral, each one an exact copy of the ones the trio carries, once you ring them, you will hear another bell ringin in the distance in response, now you would need to go into the wild areas of the city and listen carefully for the bells ring so you can follow it to the pokemon.