Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 101: Sha'Fol's Curse
Date: November 11th & 12th, 2004.
Aribar sighs and is continuing to imagine all the tortures the Questers will do to him.
Metal Man (GM): Razor has landed with Aribar at Quester HQ.
Razor keeps Aribar in tow as he walks slowly up towards the main door.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens automatically. It looks kinda empty... In fact, almost completely empty. A mysterious man with only one eye is wandering around.
???: "Hi there... oh... that be Aribar, right?"
Razor blinks a few times. "...excuse me. Yes... this is Aribar... where is everyone?"
???: "They left for Saga... Even that blue robot thing chased them. The door's broken, I'm so sorry. We're repairing it."
Aribar: "..." *He tries to put his hand near the Sword of Darkness if Razor lets him... The elf then blinks.* "Huh? Is that you, Mack? I thought you died or something..."
Mack: "Almost, you know."
Razor doesn't stop Aribar... he's confident enough he could stop Aribar if he did anything stupid, though. "...Mack? Whatever... is Mewtwo around at least? I'd like to let him know I'm back..."
Mack: "Why, Ganondorf took my right eye and my left arm... Mewtwo... I'll get him."
Metal Man (GM): Mack pulls out the dex.
Mack: "MEWTWO! GET YOUR PSYCHIC HEAD IN HERE!"
Aribar: "... I think I'll be... Uhh... Leaving now..." *Attempts to back out the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo warps in.
Mewtwo: "...Why, if it isn't Aribar... and Razor... both have come back. I wouldn't leave if I were you, Aribar."
Razor: "...yes... WE are back."
Mack: "Uhhh... yeah... we're all in trouble... even you!"
Mewtwo: "While you were gone, we... received a rather threatening message."
Mewtwo: "Since most of the Questers have left for Saga, the Quester Hunters have said that they will destroy us with their 13 gentlemen if we don't surrender."
Aribar mumbles, "They still operate without Wolfman?"
Mack: "Those people are tough, I hear. Tougher than the blue critter and the clone of Aribar!"
Mewtwo: "Wolfman? What would he be doing with those worthless sort?"
Aribar: "... Wolfman is Eldorado."
Mewtwo: "Well... one problem. Their new ranks do not mention Eldorado."
Aribar: "And Wolfman is trapped in The X-Zone thanks to me..."
Mewtwo: "It seems like they're indestructible... kill one, and they replace them."
Aribar: "Well, this is your problems. I'm not a Quester."
Mewtwo: "But they included you too..."
Mack: "They said they'd force you to be one of those gentlemen if we killed any of them!"
Aribar: "Pah! They can't do that."
Mewtwo: "And they want to capture and mind control you."
Razor: "You realize... Aribar... you'd very well be dead right now if I hadn't showed up... if you walk off now, do you think you'll stand much of a chance?"
Mack: "Eh... that, and we're outnumbered by those gentlemen..."
Aribar just keeps silent... For once he knows when to keep quiet.
Mewtwo: "Since you're one of the strongest people we have... we'll need your help to deal with them. Even with all the smashers, we'd be overpowered."
Mack: "Oh yeah. You said something about Wolfman, suh... reminds me of a thing I read on some broken sword."
Razor folds his arm across his chest, gently tapping the gray stone embedded in his armor there.
Mack: "It said 'The great god will corrupt all who sealed him...'"
Aribar: "Oh, so you're considering to believe me now? What does that have to do with anything?"
Mack: "Well... Wolfman was a model citizen until some mysterious force messed him up."
Aribar: "So, Mewtwo, do you believe me about Wolfman?"
Mewtwo: "...Well... considering that his room was full of dark magic books and had 'DESTROY NINTENDUS' on the ceiling..."
Razor: "Mewtwo... what are the others doing on Saga?"
Mewtwo: "Getting us some allies. They should be back eventually."
Aribar: "Okay... So would you believe me when I say that Metal does not have the Sword of Light?"
Mewtwo: "No... because we can't afford to risk that Gibby has carted the sword off to another planet..."
Razor nods slowly, pushing back a bit of his now shorter hair. "Heh..."
Aribar: "Hmp. Then I guess you just can't handle the truth..."
Mewtwo: "Now then... there's--"
Razor: "What does it matter whether he does or doesn't? Seriously?"
???: "I'm sorry, but that conversation has been terminated."
Aribar: "Eh?" *He looks towards the origin of the voice.*
Metal Man (GM): It is Meier Link... he's holding an official note of surrender that's been unsigned.
Razor: "...not you again..."
Meier Link: "Your time is up. And that means you must surrender."
Aribar: "You! I thought you were dead..." *He unsheathes the Sword of Darkness.*
Meier Link: "I have come alone merely as an act of kindness... for if we all came, your building would have been burnt to the ground merely by our thoughts. Hahahahaha... but then, the great Denon revived me! The X-zone is broken. We are all free. You will either surrender or die."
Mewtwo: "...We do not surrender to extortion."
Mack: "Let me handle this fellow..."
Razor smirks and snaps his arm out to the side. Green energy swirls about his hand and forms at his palm before slowly extending into the black blade Chaoverge.
Meier Link: "Hahahaha... you all talk big... but you can't stop all of us."
Aribar: "Grrr... Just die!" *The elf blinks out of existence... Before appearing right in front of Meier and thrusting the black blade right into the vampire's gut.*
Metal Man (GM): ...He lets Aribar stab him.
Meier Link: "I use my powers to summon the brothers of darkness!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow the Hedgehog, A man with a black mask, a man with a white mask, and a mutated freakish monster appear.
Razor holds the chaos blade back behind him, narrowing his eyes.
Shadow: "You cannot defeat us. Surrender!"
Aribar: "Now what?!" *He pulls back the Sword of Darkness and steps back...*
Blackmask: "Hello, Questers. Perhaps my dark magic will destroy your appetite for rebellion?"
Aribar quickly sheaths the Sword of Darkness and trades it for Moonlight... The elf doubts that the dark blade would be helpful in the battle.
Razor: "...did you folks enjoy the X-Zone? Perhaps you'd like to taste it again?"
Monster: (Telekinetic message) "I will prove that Mewtwo is nothing but a joke compared to my power!"
Meier Link: "Oh... but perhaps it is YOUR turn to go into the X-zone?"
Whitemask: "Insolence will not be tolerated."
Aribar: "Did you not just say the X-Zone is broken?"
Shadow: "Broken as can be."
Razor: "...oh... the X-Zone... I'm soooo scared..."
Whitemask: "The only reason you haven't been melted into the ground is because of THAT."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Mack... and then towards Wolfman's office.
Whitemask: "...But I believe we can make exceptions..."
Aribar: "Uhhh... Eh?"
Shadow: "Wolfman is needed to summon the lord of darkness."
Blackmask: "Enough talk!"
Metal Man (GM): The black masked man raises his hand, and the ground shakes. Several windows break.
Whitemask: "Restrain yourself! They aren't dead yet."
Blackmask: "..." The rumbling stops.
Shadow: "If you hand over Aribar and tell us where Wolfman is... we will spare you."
Razor crouches down and unfurls his wings, flapping a few times before lifting a couple feet off the ground. "...we could really use the others right about now... not even Chaoverge is strong enough to take them all..."
Aribar: *Electricity arcs down Aribar's arm... Arcane energy is ready to fly from the elf's finger tips.* "You will take me only over my dead body!"
Meier Link: "That can be arranged..."
Aribar: .oO(Darn! I forgot I always die... This may be bad...)
Meier Link: "You were so much more obedient as a vampire, after all."
Aribar: "Grrr... And you were always scared of drowning."
Meier Link: "...How dare you tell these infidels?"
Blackmask: "Enough! TAKE THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is instantly mowed down by a bolt of black lightning. He is near death.
Aribar: "Oh, and the sunli--GAAH!"
Whitemask: "...I'm amazed you didn't kill him."
Blackmask: "...It took all my energy not to destroy the entire place with him!"
Shadow: "Now then. Black and White lords, take Aribar. Deoxys, Meier Link, help me take the remote and Mack."
Aribar falls down to his knees... The elf's entire body is scorched... Several badges on his clothes glow as they activate their powers... Aribar slowly tries to stand up.
Metal Man (GM): Black and White Mask nod and walk over to Aribar... only to see him stand up.
Black Mask: "...What? This can't be!"
White Mask: "...Great... if we kill him, Denon will have our heads... but we can't carry him away like that..."
Razor chuckles softly. "Oh... brilliant..."
Shadow: "Why did we have to leave the master of status effects behind?"
Aribar: "You are not the only one with black magic. Wood Blast!" *The elf extends Moonlight as a -HUGE- blast of green energy engulfs the Black Mask.*
Deoxys: "...That was Meier Link's fault... he wanted to kill everyone too fast."
Metal Man (GM): Black Mask dodges.
Black Mask: "Nice try, Aribar. But... there must be some way to take you... just like Erwin..."
Shadow: "...What do you mean? That monster nearly broke my back!"
Aribar: "... You mean that damned impostor?"
Shadow: "He is ours."
Black Mask: "...But only as a prisoner."
Aribar: "All the more reason to kill you all!"
White Mask: "...He half destroyed our headquarters with that... Horrible Bolt attack..."
Razor: "Hehe... that's pretty funny..."
Mewtwo: "I'm sorry, but you can't come in."
Deoxys: "Out of the way, push over!"
Metal Man (GM): Deoxys channels psychic power at Mewtwo. Mewtwo moves to counter, but is smashed into a wall.
Mewtwo: "What? This... can't... be..."
Mack: "Hey! Leave him alone, you bloke." *KONK* Mack knocks out Deoxys with a single hit from a hammer.
Razor brings the spirit blade in front of him, pointing it straight at the intruders... before Mack KOs Deoxys... at which point he just stares.
Black Mask: "...Why did he have to let the JANITOR defeat him?"
Razor: "I thought he was a repairman..."
White Mask: "It is no matter. We must abandon Aribar and get the object."
Shadow: "Allow me. CHAOS CONTROL!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow instantly disappears, and a crash can be heard in the distance.
Aribar: "Oh no you don't! Bo-- Huh? Where did he go?"
Metal Man (GM): ...He reappears with the backup fighter remote.
Shadow: "That wasn't too hard..."
Razor: "Wha? Damn!"
Wolfman: "...Let go of my Fighter remote! The world belongs to me!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow is hit in the back of the head by an invisible attack.
Aribar: "Let go of that! Bo--Now what? ... Wolfman!?"
Wolfman: "Yes, Aribar. They have broken the X-zone. The world will soon be mine."
Aribar: "... Piffle..."
Wolfman: "I shall start by destroying these wannabe villains."
Aribar tries to think if that is a bad thing or not...
Razor raises an eyebrow slowly.
Metal Man (GM): The remaining Gentlemen start fighting an invisible enemy.
Razor: "Go riiiight ahead..."
Metal Man (GM): They fire off some wicked attacks, including lightning bolts the size of houses and miniature volcanic eruptions... and even a comet! ...But the invisible thing keeps on hitting them with infinitely overpowered melee moves. The remote is in Shadow's hands... he was KO'd.
Razor would dart in to try to snatch the remote.
Metal Man (GM): Razor grabs the remote... then sees Wolfman, a wolf reploid that looks pretty angry. The Quester Hunters turn to Razor in shock.
Wolfman: "So... you wish to challenge me like that other fool did? Very well... then it shall be the Questers I destroy first!"
Metal Man (GM): The Gentlemen take this time to mysteriously warp out.
Wolfman: "I must destroy all of the outsiders and claim Nintendus for the deity..."
Razor blinks a few times. "...eh? Don't lump me with them..." He examines the remote. "So what's so special about this hunk of junk...?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman appears to be under a sort of spell.
Wolfman: "It is the ultimate weapon... used to give power to all... an awesome weapon that forsakes my deity... I must destroy it and repent my evils."
Aribar hrms... The elf thinks this is definitely the time to decide which side he is on. He tries to locate Wolfman by looking for a shadow in the middle of where all the destruction was just seconds ago.
Wolfman: "I destroyed the original... this backup has been a sore thumb."
Razor: "...destroy it? Well... it'd keep it out of THEIR hands..." He seems to ponder this.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar can see the outline of Wolfman, somehow.
Wolfman: "If you hand it over, you and all the Questers will be spared from the vengeance of Sha'fol."
Aribar begins concentrating and unleashes another huge concentrated blast of natural energy in the general direction of Wolfman... That blasted Reploid should be stopped.
Wolfman: "The deity of Nintendus... wrongly sealed away by myself and 3 others who I cannot name."
Metal Man (GM): The energy hits Wolfman in the side, and sparks fly. He is no longer invisible to anyone.
Wolfman: "Gah! My own Questers have already turned against me!"
Razor: "...ummm... Aribar's not a Quester. Not anymore..."
Wolfman: "...He will always be a Quester."
Aribar: "... What do you mean always?"
Wolfman: "The fighter remote initiation makes you a permanent Quester. Nothing but the fighter remote can change that. Once I destroy it, there is no escape for you."
Razor shrugs. "Anyways... what kind of... deity... is this 'Sha'fol'?"
Wolfman: "The creation deity. Made this planet, and all the original people."
Aribar: "... You shall not get the chance to destroy it then..."
Wolfman: "The evil ones, including myself, sealed him away in order to advance their godless deeds! But now... I have seen the light. All but one of the evil one's leaders have repented."
Razor: "Who would that be?"
Wolfman: "...The leader of the light... who I have never seen... he killed himself after sealing Sha'fol to prevent breaking his oath! Thanks to him, we need all of the chaos emeralds and every last bit of power just to open one temple at a time!"
Aribar hrms while listening to this... He doesn't quite believe this.
Wolfman: "Now... hand over the fighter remote, and nobody gets hurt!"
Razor narrows his eyes slightly. "Sounds... no good... nope. Sorry... I don't really trust organizations... or deities... or people working fanatically FOR deities. If it's yours in the first place, why should you have to threaten us for it?"
Wolfman: "Because it was stolen, and it is in itself a demon that will consume you as it has Aribar."
Aribar: "... What?"
Wolfman: "...The reason you have become evil, Aribar, as well as Locos, is because you have been corrupted by the fighter remote."
Razor: "That's a good one... yeah... I'm half tempted just to crush this thing right now and get this done with so we can move on..."
Aribar: "I am not evil!"
Wolfman: "Metal has only avoided it by becoming an altruistic light-lover just to avoid it..."
Aribar: "... No! Don't destroy it, Razor..."
Wolfman: "The Sword of Darkness says you're lying. It told me especially. That thing was nice and locked away before Ruvyn stole it... Now then... first, I'm not going to allow you to hit me again."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is surrounded with a blue barrier. Naryu's love.
Razor: "...tell me... Wolfman... where do you place yourself, then? Do you side with the darkness? The light?"
Wolfman: "Both are madness! Order is my game. I must keep things peaceful."
Aribar: "... Sounds like your enemy, Razor."
Razor smirks. "Heh... that's what I thought."
Wolfman: "...Yes... you have chaos... but... the god tells us to forget our alignments. You must open the temple of Chaos to help us."
Razor: "Order is a farce... chaos is nature's way. Neutrality is a foolish illusion woven by dreamers."
Wolfman: "Then release it from your very temple... it will benefit us all! All you need to do is to put your weapon on the podium... But first... give me the fighter remote... I need it for something else than what--- ... I must destroy it. Yes. That's what I meant."
Metal Man (GM): His tranced look broke for a second there.
Wolfman: "Don't mind my slipups... they're just caused by a lack of vitamin C."
Razor: "...lack of vitamin C... yeah... right."
Aribar: "... You won't destroy it before that thing is used to make me a Quester no longer!"
Wolfman: "Okay... then hand it to me, and I'll make you no longer a Quester. I mean... uhhh... then I'll destroy it..."
Razor: "For someone claiming to side with Order, you sure are having a hard time making up your mind..."
Wolfman: "Yes, but that's because... the god tells me to forget the align--yes... something has been messing up my---never mind me."
Metal Man (GM): He's starting to tweak out or something. He keeps on making odd faces and his eyes change back and forth from blue to red when he speaks.
Wolfman: "Just give-destroy-fighter remote to me."
Aribar hrms... "Should I try to zap 'im...?"
Wolfman: "Before I lose control--of the need to destroy it!"
Razor: "...no... let's see what's going on..."
Wolfman: "Nothing is-isn't-going-down--on! ...I will-not-will-take the fighter remote and destr-use-fix-destroy it!"
Razor: "Come on... get a hold of yourself!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman makes a few... staggering steps towards Razor.
Razor flaps his wings quickly a few times, hovering a little higher.
Wolfman: "You don't understand... I can't fight it---destroy the fighter remote now!"
Razor: "Fight it man... fight it!"
Wolfman: "Forever... this is the best I can-fighter remote must be destroyed, give it to me! I need the fighter remote to--free the deity!"
Aribar: "... I still say a good bolt would wake him up out of that trance..."
Razor: "Or put him back in it..."
Wolfman: "I must... stop speaking... to conserve energy... make the decision before I destroy myself from trying to talk to you..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman sits down on a nearby piece of debris, breathing heavily. The barrier around him blinks and seems to phase in and out.
Mewtwo: "Well... from what I have gathered, you have two choices, according to Wolfman."
Razor: "...what if... what if the fighter remote can save him?"
Mewtwo: "Destroy the fighter remote, or give it to him."
Aribar: "... What about killing him?"
Mewtwo: "That'd be tricky. He's a master of all melee moves. He is... approximately the toughest person on the planet."
Aribar: "Look at him! He's almost dead! One good Bolt and he'd be out like a light... "*
Razor: "Appearances can be deceiving..."
Aribar begins to cast Bolt... He's convinced that a shock would either cure or kill Wolfman.
Wolfman: "Both sides of me can agree that I have 1000+ HP left to use if you should try to 'destroy' me... Your bolt only hit me earlier because I let you hit me."
Razor drops to the ground. "...when he was entranced... he wanted the remote destroyed..." He approaches Wolfman, holding the remote in his hand.
Wolfman: "So... you are giving me to I mean... the remote? Now I can..." @_@
Metal Man (GM): He reaches out to the remote.
Razor: "...you made it... it's yours to do with what you want." He reaches out... still keeping a firm grip on the remote.
Aribar walks over to Razor and Wolfman. "You will NOT give that to him before using that thing on me..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman takes it before Aribar can stop anyone. Electricity starts flying out of Wolfman.
Aribar: "Razor, you idiot!"
Wolfman: "No... I must... destroy the fighter remote!"
Metal Man (GM): The lightning stops, and a now seemingly crispified Wolfman stands before you.
Razor: "...if it was going to be destroyed... one of us would do it. But... this may have been the right choice."
Wolfman: "...Thank you... for freeing me from that curse..."
Aribar: "... ." *He blinks.* "Okay... Which one are you now?"
Wolfman: "...The evil God Sha'fol almost had me there..."
Razor: "Like I said, Aribar... appearances can be deceiving."
Wolfman: "...The four people I talked about sealed him because he was overly protective of Nintendus."
Razor: "...that's why I don't trust deities..."
Wolfman: "He wanted to commit mass genocide... the lengths of which even people like Zio and Denon wouldn't do. That is why... Chaos, Order, Light, and Darkness sealed him away. But... he has been tainting all who sealed him, in a desperate attempt to escape. ...You must stop Locos from opening the tower of order. He was manipulated by Ivan Robotnik, who I manipulated to manipulate him."
Razor: "Locos... he's still crazy, eh? Don't worry... we'll take care of him. Who are the others?"
Wolfman: "Denon and me... the Light leader is still dead. Denon is untainted, mainly because he's mostly dead... and it's hard to control a ghost. His unfinished business is to keep Sha'fol sealed."
Razor: "Then I guess he's not so bad in that respect... but he's insane WITHOUT Sha'fol's help."
Wolfman: "Yes... if Sha'fol takes him, then he will become logical. That is when you must worry. I will protect HQ from the 13 gentlemen."
Razor reaches up and touches the stone on his chest again. "Thank you."
Wolfman: "You're welcome."
Aribar: "Err... I have a question... What exactly would happen if the Fighter Remote was destroyed?"
Wolfman: "Well, then I'd have to make another one... which would mean we'd have to track down each and every fighter. We'd have to go to Washington DC and fight some mind-controlled policemen, then defeat the Quester Hunters at reciting the periodic tables... Then maybe we'd drive the CACs into the Natural History Museum and hunt for lost Saber-tooth nails."
Razor: "...let's just be glad it WASN'T destroyed..."
Aribar: "... Okay... And now I have another question. What would happen if everyone was stuck as a Quester? Would they be forced to remain here forever?"
Wolfman: "No... they'd just be stuck with Melee Moves. Now then... since you saved me, what's your face..." *points at Razor.*
Wolfman: "Perhaps I could show you and Aribar some of the behind-the-scenes stuff? I need to check some stuff too..."
Aribar: "Oh, that reminds me!"
Razor shrugs. "Sounds good to me..."
Wolfman: "What's that? Have I forgotten to pay your wages again?"
Aribar: "Can you tell Mewtwo that you gave Metal a fake Sword of Light and Gibby holds the real one?"
Wolfman: "Fake? What? It's the other way around."
Wolfman: "That pan was meant to confuse and annoy would-be thieves. Who told you the opposite?"
Aribar: "Your other side..."
Wolfman: "...Well, that makes sense. That was my opposite, brought out by Sha'fol. Illogical at every turn. He'd have been proud if you'd have triggered that nuclear explosion by hitting the Sword of Light with the Sword of Darkness."
Aribar sighs... The elf doesn't know what to believe now. "So... Exactly what role does the Sword of Light and Darkness play? Do you know?"
Wolfman: "They're tools made to balance each side... made by an unknown race of smiths."
Wolfman: "They're the keys to the Temple of Order... too. Keep that sword away from Locos, Denon, and if you ever meet him, that light dude."
Razor: "...you said that I was needed to open the Temple of Chaos..."
Wolfman: "I mean... person... my alter-ego still has a passive effect on my words. Yes. I don't know how. That is for you to discover."
Razor: "Perhaps something to do with the Stone of Chaos... and Chaoverge... but they're not even from this realm..."
Wolfman: "...Neither are the Questers. Or the 13 gentlemen."
Aribar: "Speaking of the other Questers... . Will they torture me with evil devices of doom when they get back?"
Wolfman: "Nintendus and this realm was created by a hole in space-time. No. You hold the sword... away from true evil. We can tolerate your evil tendencies of hogging the ketchup and shouting 'GRAVY'!"
Aribar: "... Whew... I mean, okay..." *Aribar looks very relieved at that answer.*
Razor smirks. "I told you it'd be okay."
Wolfman: "Let me clarify my earlier answer. Master Hand and Crazy Hand made that hole into the Mushroom Kingdom, and brought in the other fighters... making it Nintendus. Then the hole grew larger, and now we have Saga. Our ultimate goal is to first protect the stadium... And second to close that hole... even though it will send everyone back home. Without the hole, all realms will be restored to their peaceful selves."
Razor: "As peaceful as they are... normally..."
Wolfman: "I shall help guide the Questers while Metal is gone. Indeed. It is for the better of good, bad, order, and chaos."
Aribar: "Which reminds me of another thing..."
Aribar: "Your other side told me the Shadow Temple below the stadium was your broom closet or something... Is this true, or it actually one of those temples?"
Wolfman: "Both questions are correct. The Shadow Temple is one of those temples. It is also below my broom closet."
Aribar: "Okay... So... Do you know how to close that hole?"
Wolfman: "Well... no. Sources say pieces of information on how to close the hole are scattered between the planets. But you have to... get this... do some special deed to get it. Unfortunately, we've been too busy defending ourselves to find it. And Metal hasn't even known much about it... at times, it seems like he's a walking hole in dimensional fabric... But at least we don't have to go to Kansas and defeat rabid hay farmers."
Aribar: "So... When can we launch an offensive on Locos and the Quester Hunters to get them off of our backs? Do you... Ooooh piffle... Errm... Do you happen to know what the Links and Zelda are doing?"
Wolfman: "...No. Perhaps we should ask them for help."
Razor: "...so... can we get in touch with the others? I'm sure they'd be interested..."
Aribar: "I think they would be a bit mad at me for... Errm... Kinda destroying Kokiri Forest..."
Wolfman: "Zelda and Link are at Hyrule Castle."
Razor: "Aribar... you realize... that's probably the dumbest idea... I mean... they're LILLIPUTIANS for cryin' out loud... come ON... a farmer with a shotgun could conquer THEM..."
Aribar: "... Well, I also conquered part of Hyrule Field too..."
Wolfman: "You mean a nearly empty field full of flying plants?"
Razor: "...nobody lives on Hyrule Field..."
Aribar: >.> <.< "Hey! At least I did something in my reign of power!"
Wolfman: "Well, we'll need your help. Otherwise... those nuts will set it free, and everyone dies. Think you can help us? Or you can watch everyone die. Your choice. No pressure on you, you know. Though everyone would die..."
Aribar: "... I don't think I have much of a choice."
Wolfman: "Now you're thinking! No choice for anybody."
Aribar: "I'm stuck on Nintendus with no way to go home. Besides, I still want to kill Locos..."
Wolfman: "Well... you only get to kill him if he stays on the side of death after being informed the truth. I'm not the type to kill often... unless it's Zio."
Aribar: "... So if he does choose our side I can't kill him?"
Wolfman: "That's correct."
Aribar looks sad now... "Darn."
Razor: "You can still slap him up..."
Aribar: "... Yay!"
Razor: "Now... is there any way to get in touch with the Questers?"
Wolfman: "Well, everyone here is a Quester."
Razor: "I mean... the others... the ones on Saga... they need to know this stuff..."
Wolfman: "Well... what did they go there for in the first place? I don't know much about that place... Not even as much as I know about Washington D.C.!"
Aribar: "... Maybe we can follow them into Saga?"
Razor: "...they went there to get help..."
Aribar: "Then I guess they don't need our help."
Mack: "Yeah... but a blue critter broke the door on his way through! We might need to fix that."
Aribar: "Blue critter?"
Wolfman: "Well then, it must have been a warp door. That means we'll need to have a visit to..."
Mack: "Yeah... all covered in spikes... and claws..."
Aribar: "Now... What is this blue critter you've been mentioning... I see... Errm... Was it made of metal?"
Mack: "Why of course!"
Mack: "Two of them did it, though. One of them scratched the door, and another one destroyed it before I got it with my instant KO smash."
Aribar: "... Uhh... Metal Sonic? Could it have been him?"
Mack: "I dunno... Did he look like this?"
Metal Man (GM): Mack shows a picture of Metal Sonic blasting the green door.
Razor: "Gah! So they're more than one..."
Wolfman: "More than one? Well, it's been a while..."
Dex: "There are 15 Metal Sonics. 10 of them are still alive."
Aribar: "I think I'm going to be sick..."
Dex: "According to information from Locos's dex, they are controlled by Ivan Robotnik."
Aribar: "All of those things... And at least one after me..."
Dex: "He is using them to destroy the fighter remote and take the emeralds and the swords."
Wolfman: "Well, I knew my D.E.X. system would work well for this confusion. Robotnik's uncle is up to no good. This Robotnik and his family are new to me... I have just received info on the last few months, while I was fighting and losing to the taint. ...Reality show... what a nice joke. Yet another cover-up made by Sha'fol. ...Master and Crazy Hand are gone... that's really bad..."
Aribar: "It seems like the only thing to do is to sit back and wait for the Questers to come back or for an assault on the stadium to happen..."
Wolfman: "Not necessarily. I'll go and get information on contacting Hyrule castle. We can't be sitting ducks. I may be rusty, but we shall do something..."
Razor: "Thanks... perhaps you and I could train a bit, Aribar? You're looking a little rusty around the edges yourself..."
Aribar: "Hmph... I can still fight somewhat decently... Besides. My magic, Bolt and Wood Blast, can definitely take care of our enemies."
Razor: "Is the stadium still open for training? I'd like to see how you're handling yourself..."
Wolfman: "It remains open to all as long as the Questers can protect it."
Aribar: "Just as long as you don't send huge armadillos in mechas at me I'm fine."
Razor: "Armadillos... in mechas?"
Wolfman: "I'm afraid that's Klumsy's doing."
Aribar: "... What Wolfy said."
Aribar: "So... What were you suggesting earlier? A fight between you and me? Or should I face some of those 'intelligent' computer enemies?"
Wolfman: "I'll leave you two alone."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman walks off.
Aribar: "... Goodbye, Wolfman."
Razor: "Later... I was thinking more a quick little training session... you and me teaming up... it's been a while."
Aribar: "Ah... Hrm... Been a while since I've been here now that I think about it. I forget where everything is... Now I'm worried about what happened to my room in my absence..."
Razor: "I think I remember... let's go..." He leads Aribar inside.
Aribar follows Razor.
Razor leads Aribar through a rather roundabout route to the stadium area.
Aribar sighs... The elf is glad he purchased that Happy Heart badge since it is still slowly restoring the damage done to him from that huge lightning attack earlier.
Razor looks around for anyone manning the place.
Metal Man (GM): Razor finds none other than Wolfman right there.
Wolfman: "Hello, again. I've been wanting to see how they upgraded this system..."
Aribar: "'allo. Do you remember how to navigate this maze of a stadium? Eheheh..."
Razor: "...Mmmhmm... think you can get a training session up for me and Ari up?"
Wolfman: "In the stadium? Wow... you really must be lost... This way, to the holo rooms."
Aribar: "I'm not noted for my memory..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman leads you to the dusty holo rooms.
Aribar: "Geeze... These things probably haven't seen any use since I held a little training session here... "
Wolfman: "Now, let's see... I have an old training session stored here... Ah! Goombas in the clouds."
Razor: "Sounds... like fun..."
Aribar: "Sounds like I'll be falling off of maaaaany clouds."
Wolfman: "This is really old, so... it might be a bit strange to you now that the holes in reality have allowed you to experience so many new things. Just walk into the room, and I'll get it started."
Razor nods and walks in.
Aribar heads right on into the holoroom and unsheathes Moonlight.
Metal Man (GM): The door closes behind the two Questers, and suddenly, they're floating atop a huge smiley cloud up in the sky. They can faintly hear the SMB theme in the background. Up ahead is a shiny star... but many Goombas are in the way.
Aribar hrms and starts to walk forward... If the elf remembers Wolfman correctly the reploid liked things to be linear.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers have to jump across a gap to get onto the next cloud. It's a straight path to that star.
Razor: "Goomba killing!"
Aribar: "Ooh... Wanna keep count?" *He attempts to leap to the next platform.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar leaps across the gap.
Razor don't need to jump... when he can fly!
Aribar: "... Hey! That's cheating!"
Razor: "If you've got it, use it!"
Metal Man (GM): Razor and Aribar get across... then about 6 goombas attack.
Aribar rushes into the Goomba-fray, his sword ready to slash!
Razor dives into combat, Chaoverge flaring to life. He dives down at the first Goomba, ramming Chaoverge right into it. (Impale) CRITICAL HIT!
Metal Man (GM): That Goomba is killed.
Razor lunges at the next Goomba, Chaoverge flaring with energy. (Soulcharge)
Metal Man (GM): *DEAD GOOMBA.*
Razor crouches down. "Flame rush!" He seems to burst aflame as he charges straight at the next Goomba, leaving a trail of fire.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.* *DEATH.* These goombas are pretty darn easy.
Razor lunges out the snatch up the next Goomba with his left hand.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.* The Goomba is not killed. It is grabbed, however.
Aribar: "My turn!" *The elf rushes in for a quick slash with Moonlight.* "This is how it's done!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH.* *DEATH*
Aribar fires a Wood Blast at it. "Nature's fury! Uhh... I meant to do that?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar manages to miss... The last Goomba tries to bonk Ari. Miss.
Razor: "Wing Crush!" He flaps his wings, snapping them forward and sending a burst at the Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): *CRITICAL DEATH.*
Aribar: "... Show-off..."
Metal Man (GM): Goomba go boom. The way ahead is clear...
Razor: "Let's go!" *Flight!*
Aribar dashes forward.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get to the next cloud.
Aribar: "Arrg... I'll get more Goombas next time!"
Metal Man (GM): This cloud is relatively empty... except for two statues.
Aribar: "Or... Not? Where are the Goombas?"
Metal Man (GM): There are 5 SMB2-esque doors. The statues are gargoyles.
Gargoyle 1: "Ach! Fancy meeting you here, Aribar!"
Gargoyle 2: "No! It was planned that he'd come here!"
Gargoyles: "One of us can tell you which door to go through... but the other can't!"
Aribar: "... Not more Scottish twins."
Gargoyle 1: "You may ask us three questions."
Aribar: "... I always forget how this this works..."
Gargoyle: "Just ask three Questions."
Aribar: "Where is your head?" *Asks Gargoyle one this.*
Gargoyle 1: "My head is right 'ere!" He points to his head.
Gargoyle 2: "No, his head is there!" *Points to Aribar's head.*
Aribar: "Okay... You wanna ask something, Razor?"
Gargoyle 2: "Ask away... Razor. Wait! That was a Question!"
Razor: "Hmmm... maybe..."
Gargoyle 1: "My name is Razor."
Gargoyle 2: "Ach! His name is not Razor!"
Gargoyle 1: "One question left."
Razor: "...I've got an idea... wait... ummm... that's... not fair... okay, okay..."
Razor: "What four doors would the other one of you two say are the wrong doors?"
Gargoyle 1: "He'd say that all but the second door are wrong!"
Gargoyle 2: "And he'd say... that as well!"
Aribar: "Errm... Why do we even care which door we go through?" *He heads up to the second door...* "I'm gonna go through this one..."
Gargoyle 1: "One of them kills you instantly!"
Gargoyle 2: "No... All of them kill you instantly!"
Razor: "What about the others? GAH!"
Metal Man (GM): The gargoyles disappear.
Aribar looks at the doors again... he tries to determine how they are in the way.
Metal Man (GM): Well... there's only empty space dead ahead. The doors must teleport somewhere.
Aribar opens door numbah Two and heads through. Death is something he is common with.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar disappears. I won't reveal what happens until Razor chooses a door...
Razor shrugs and follows after Aribar... why not... besides... they never said that one of them couldn't tell the truth, just that they couldn't say which door was the right one.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Both of the Questers appear at another cloud. No death.
Aribar: "Awww... I thought I was going to die... I mean... Ummm..."
Razor: "Ah... well... that works... moving along..."
Metal Man (GM): The truth was: One Gargoyle always lies... And the other always tells the truth. Now then, the next obstacle is a Goomba that's 20 feet tall and has a crown on it.
Aribar: "... a King Goomba?"
Razor: "...biiiig Goomba..."
Aribar sheaths Moonlight and tries to Dex it.
Dex: "Scanning... KING GOOMBA. HP: 0/200%. STR: 26. SPD: 10. INT: 12. AC: 10. Defense: 5 | 1. Attacks: ??? -Please wait a moment-"
Razor: "Well then... here goes!" He rushes in, slashing with Chaoverge.
Metal Man (GM): *HIT.*
Razor: *He then charges the blade with energy and slashes again (Soulcharge).*
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits an invisible force field.
Razor: "...what the..."
Dex: "...It appears Wolfman has disabled combos for this fight."
Razor: "Oh... damn bastard..."
Dex: "...I think it was after you blasted the Goombas from earlier to bits."
Aribar: "Hrm... Yaah!" *He rushes towards the Goomba and slashes it with Moonlight.*
Razor: "He COULD have just given this thing better Defense..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The Goomba king opens its mouth, and launches huge fireballs at Aribar.
Razor: "Ari... be more careful!" He lunges forward and impales the Goomba like a giant Goomba King Shish Kebab.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar attempts to fire a Wood Blast at it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit... barely. The monster tries to bite Aribar with its huge teeth. *ULTIMATE HIT OF DEATH.*
Razor: "Grr... leave him alone ya giant mushroom freak..." He lifts up his blade, which flares with energy as he brings it down in a flying vertical slash.
Metal Man (GM): *HIT.*
Razor: CRITICAL HIT.
Metal Man (GM): The Otherwise silent Goomba King grunts.
Aribar: "Die! Yaah!" *He attempts to stab the monster again to poison it...*
Metal Man (GM): It is poisoned. It counter-attacks with another bite of doom.
Razor: "Grrr... stop it!" He flies up and stabs the thing through the forehead already!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar: "Rrrrrg! Now you've gone too far..." *A few badges on Aribar light up and the elf begins to glow red slightly. Aribar charges at the monster with electricity arcing up and down Moonlight. He attempts to swing his sword at the monster while crying, "Bolt Slash!"*
Metal Man (GM): ...Aribar BARELY hits the lumbering beast. The Goomba responds by spitting huge fireballs at Aribar again. only 2 hit.
Razor lets fly with another Soulcharge attack!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar smirks while looking up at that lumbering giant of a Goomba... His final badge, Power Rush, is activated. The elf cries out in fury as he attempts to... Umm... Woodinate the monster with a super Wood Blast.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. *NUKE.* The Goomba is like... obliterated.
Aribar: "Never mess with a Jentanian Wizard!"
Razor: "Looks like I may have been wrong... took ya long enough to kick it into gear though..."
Metal Man (GM): Yet meanwhile again...
Charles begins calculations on his online computer in his chair back at Magellean Tower. He has become concerned of the increased number of attacks. It seems that the Quester Hunters have waged war against the Magellean Military.
Charles: "Back angle at a sequence... projected over a course of four days..."
Metal Man (GM): Charles can detect something definitely wrong... there's a huge satellite that has been the source of the attacks.
Charles: "...Of course... how else could they plan such... precise and accurate attacks. They've been spying on us... I hope Erwin is alright..." *He takes a moment of silence in case worse has come to worst for him.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles gets an incoming message.
Charles: "Ensign, put it on main viewer."
Metal Man (GM): It pops up. It shows Shadow, a man in a Black Mask, a mutated freak pokemon, and a pitch-black disembodied hand surrounding Erwin. Erwin, who is securely chained.
Shadow: "Hello, Locos."
Charles gets a killing glint in his eyes.
Black Mask: "If you ever want to see this guy again, you'll surrender your military, your emeralds, and your weapons to us."
Shadow: "Otherwise, we will make him one of us if any of us are killed by those worthless Questers..."
Metal Man (GM): They all start laughing... even the hand.
Shadow: "Oh, but that isn't his real name, is it? Now then. You heard the deal. Surrender or Erwin is ours. You have our word on it..."
Mutant: "It will only take days to brainwash him..."
Erwin: "...You guys can't do this to me. I'm just a ghost, you idiots!"
Shadow: "Denon is just a ghost, and look what he did. We can't take any chances... you might slip out and destroy the other half of the station."
Erwin: "Locos... leave me behind... the Questers will save me later..."
Charles: "All life... precious..."
Shadow: "The Questers... well, that's great, but they're under the control of that raving lunatic, Wolfman!"
Shadow: "Sha'fol this, Sha'fol that... I would have beheaded him had he not knocked me out so quickly."
Charles: "...A bold leader... gone Maverick..."
Shadow: "Now then, we have things to do. You may decide later."
Metal Man (GM): The hand laughs once more, and the screen goes blank.
Charles: "I leave my post... and this military will rampage across the planets... I surrender... and they will have supreme power..."
Ricky: "We have the ships. We could attack them head-on! It may be suicide... but just enough for Erwin to escape."
Charles: "I don't... and a very powerful ally will lose his will..."
Ricky: "The Space Pirates have enough ships for us all."
Charles: "The Space Pirates will lead the attack then. My mind is too hazy to command."
Ricky: "Aye... we're launching the attack. All units, to the Space Pirate ships!"
Charles: "Ricky, send the armies to combat them. I will remain here."
Ricky: "As you wish."
Metal Man (GM): The ships ready, and Charles even sees themselves blast off. The computer shows the current situation. A huge black-and-red station orbiting the planet is where they are. The ships are flying up, out of the atmosphere.
Charles: "...Lives will be lost..."
Metal Man (GM): The station suddenly opens up, revealing a variety of defenses. Charles' ships prepare their weapons as well. It seems like the satellite will be overwhelmed.
Computer: "T-minus 10 minutes until target is within range."
Charles: "...They're holding back..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then... the horrible head of Andross, in his half-melted lego form, appears to fight the ships.
Andross: "Ha ha ha! Not even the Magellan Military can defeat the Quester Hunters!"
Metal Man (GM): Naturally, he starts taking shots, and counter-attacks with a great number of those weird flying platforms.
Charles: "...pronounced 'ean' at the end... you worthless..."
Metal Man (GM): Explosions and total chaos breaks out.
Charles: "Even if I do not lead... I will help."
Computer: "Andross is currently being powered by the 12 other gentlemen. He is taking heavy damage."
Charles, with his knowledge at the computer, attempts to break into their network.
Andross: "Shoo! Shoo! Miserable flies!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos gets 'Password Denied. :p' on his screen.
Charles pounds his fist. "The network... such easy... yet I am... lacking."
Metal Man (GM): He sees Star Wolf help Andross... then they get blasted out of the air by a variety of boos and laser weapons. The Halberd main cannon fires... and blows the Andross head into tiny pieces.
Meta Knight: "We've destroyed one of the three Gentlemen! Onward! Take the satellite!"
Denon: "You fools cannot defeat us... we will destroy you just for that."
Metal Man (GM): The ships fly into range with the satellite, and then the real fighting begins. The satellite is being knocked back and forth by the laser fire, and the ships seem to be taking equal amounts of hits.
Charles: "...Andross will be back... unless one of the Questers themselves make the final blow, then I doubt a Gentleman can be defeated."
Metal Man (GM): Then... Nightmare hand appears. At least, that's what the ID server says. It starts punching holes in ships and shooting deathrays.
Meta Knight: "Take down that hand!"
Charles attempts to contact Master.
Metal Man (GM): Charles gets a quick answer.
Master: "Yes? What may I do for you?"
Charles: "Master, ill bad news. The Hunters have captured my ghost friend, and the ships of mine may... not make it."
Master: "I shall render assistance."
Charles: "...Thank you, kind sir."
Master: "With the floating island and my robots in tow, we may be able to break in and take your friend. I will report to the scene."
Charles: "Thank you. I will contact back when it comes to a better outcome for us." *He turns off the main viewer.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles can see the floating island fly up into the air. Then the viewer turns off. The only part of the battle he can see now is the occasional debris falling from the atmosphere.
Charles turned off the transmission from the main viewer to see the battle.
Metal Man (GM): The battle seems to be like a siege. The satellite is keeping them out, and they're firing at various force fields. The floating island pops into view. It floats up at high speed, and millions of tiny robots stream out of it. The robots each fire a single weak laser, but in a huge group, they make for a destructive force. The island smashes into the station, and a whole lot of fighting breaks out.
Charles contacts the satellite. He puts it on the main viewer.
Master: "I've breached the station. I'm finding my way to the prisoner. Unfortunately, this station has more security than it seems."
Charles: "Acknowledged." *He tries to contact... the other residents of the satellite.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles gets Denon.
Charles: "Know this... You can toy with me, and you can battle with me... But do not with me." *He turns off the communication.* "Now maybe they will stay out of my business for a while..." *He turns it back to the battle.*
Master: "They don't seem to be fighting... I swear they had a class 1.5 superlaser on board..."
Charles: "...A what!? ...They again were one step ahead of us..."
Master: "I've gotten to the priso--"
Metal Man (GM): The message suddenly goes static. ...The Space Station turns on. Alarms go off. ...Huge lasers fan out from the Station, and Andross reappears... there's 5 of him!
Charles begins to mentally connect with the Tower. It's a lot of strain on his mind, but without many people in the building, it becomes easier to do what he wants.
Meta Knight: "What is this? We defeated them! How could they do this? We're under attack by superior forces! We have to retreat before they can send anything else at us."
Yurie (GM): Also, a large, shadowy glove floats up out of the station. it looks eerily like the Master Hand, but jet black. Red symbols decorate its fingertips, palm, and the back of glove. It points at Locos's ship, then pulls back, spreading its fingers wide.
Editor's Note: Guessing Yurie missed Nightmare Hand's appearance a few lines ago? Blah.
Charles: "...Tower of the Lunarians built on Earth..built with several of its races..."
Yurie (GM): The symbols glow as red and black lines arch out, swirling in the palm of the hand, rapidly forming into a giant red and black sphere of writhing red and black energy...
Charles: "With The Precious that I planted beneath you... You and I become one with few residents residing in you. ...Please... With my strength... Transform. With Frequency XA11-2003."
Yurie (GM): The hand reals back, curving its fingers back slightly... then pitches the black and red sphere towards the Halberd. energy blitzes out, forming coils of red and black lightning that rip through any of Locos's units on its path towards the Halberd.
Meta Knight: "INCOMING!"
Yurie (GM): The ball of doom rips along in a cylinder of death and destruction... right before it impacts with the aft portion of the dodging Halberd. Instantly, the ball explodes and expands into a cataclysmic blast of dark energy, shredding the aft half of the Halberd...
Meta Knight: "We're at half power! Prepare defensive maneuvers."
Charles (GM): Magellean Tower transform from the rectangular building that it is and transforms to the Omega Cannon pyramid. The Arrow Star is on top of the pyramid, and the windows of the cardinal directions appear as well.
Metal Man (GM): The Halberd turns on what's left of its shields, and moves to flee. Meanwhile, 'Master' breaks out of the satellite. He doesn't have anybody, because he just barely escaped with his life. He flies to his Island, and does the only other thing he can do; open fire on Nightmare hand with emerald powered lasers.
Master: "...It was an ambush! They planned for us to attack them."
Charles: "...Open the hailing frequencies to all ships... Tower of the Lunarians... relay this message to all ships: Fire all ranged weapons at the cannon and lure enemy firepower at the cannon as well."
Yurie (GM): The Nightmare hand is blasted backwards, the incandescent blasts knocking it backwards as the Andross Masks float in, their mouths opening as hexagonal white plates float out. The quickly link together, forming a huge, beehive-like shield to black the incoming blasts.
Metal Man (GM): The ships all start firing at Nintendus for some odd reason. Magellean tower starts receiving several large laser blasts. Energy is at 50%.
Charles: "Open snakeheads to swallow non-absorbing projectiles... allow subroots to divert excess power... limit: 1000%." *His mind begins to feel the pressure and strain. He must stand strong.*
Metal Man (GM): Energy: 70%. Energy: 100%.
Charles: "Restate emphasis to lure enemy firepower to the tower."
Metal Man (GM): To the Thirteen Gentlemen, it would the people aboard the ships have lost their minds. They're open to attack, most of them... besides that huge island, which has a force field. There's a lot of ships clumped in one area for some reason.
Yurie (GM): There IS no enemy firepower. The entire satellite is surrounded by a beehive-like sphere of plating. The plates are beginning to glow black, red, white and gold...
Master: "Err... how are we going to deal with that strange plating?"
Charles: "They toyed with us... They battled with us..."
Master: "Even if I had the emerald there, it'd take another attack from Ivo's overpowered 7-star Quester Hunter sponsored Egg Carrier monstrosity to threaten that... And, uh, you kinda blew up his ship."
Charles: "But what I cannot forgive is that they have ed with us. Fire your most powerful beam at the tower."
Master: "That's the problem. I am!"
Metal Man (GM): Energy: 200%.
Yurie (GM): The colors are joined by even more: blue, green, pink...
Metal Man (GM): Charles' base alarms go off... Robotnik's marching up to the base. He hasn't decided to try launching lasers at it, but he has some weird devices and a train of robots following his huge mecha.
Robotnik: "So nice to see you, Locos! Perhaps I could siphon off some of that free energy... And you know, the Quester Hunters might give me a promotion..."
Metal Man (GM): Energy: 250%.
Charles: "...! ...subsequence L... Yino Nin Niacht Canyuan winatin... Operate it. For alternate language, Absorb the power... From Nintendus. Set limit... to 3000%. Begin the sequence... now." *He regrets what he is doing... but he would rather help Nintendus being drained of some its innocent energy than knowing it would be used for the QHs.*
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* The reserve power from Robotnik's last stupidity and Nintendus's mako power is drained to make it 3000%... but the tower can't handle it for long, nor can Charles' mind.
Charles: "...Quester Hunters... You have ed with me for the last time... THIS IS FOR THE WORLD. Tower... aim the Arrow Star at that satellite... powerful as that plating is... not even it can withstand 3000%. Send a message to send all ships to clear out of its way... Fire in T-minus 21.7 seconds."
Computer: "Message sent. Ready... aim... preparing to fire. Fire."
Metal Man (GM): The beam is fired at the satellite.
Charles: "This is the deciding moment... Who will win... the civilization from long ago... or the technology made by several races..."
Yurie (GM): The shield glows as the beam RIPS through the atmosphere, a literal finger of god streaking towards the sphere-covered satellite..
Charles: "That power... filled by Nintendus and it's life... and the wishes made by the stars... Let it have some meaning..." *He falls unconscious... and lies onto the floor.*
Yurie (GM): The blast... IMPACTS! DIRECT HIT! streamers of energy reflect of the shield before it grows dark as night... then flashes, the beam seeming to shatter and spray all over the space between Nintendus and the Satellite, each thin beam having the power of the beam Locos just fired...
Master: "...Good thing I have this emerald..." *ducks under his command console before he's hit.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Angel Island and Halberd are sent out of harm's way by a last-ditch Chaos Control. I should say, The -Fake- Angel Island.
Yurie (GM): The beam finally fades... and the sphere is still floating there...
Metal Man (GM): As for Locos's ships, most of them have been shot down. Everything has taken heavy damage. It took every last bit of luck not to have everything completely destroyed.
Charles slowly gets up... he looks up... He is on hands and knees... panting heavily.
Yurie (GM): *beep beep...* A comm window pops up... it's the guy with the white mask and robe...
Charles: "Comp... put on... main screen."
White Mask: (Comms) "...For your sake, I hope you don't try something quite so foolish again, Magellian." *vwip!*
Metal Man (GM): There's another message in the background. It's Wolfman.
Charles gets a vein in his forehead... his eye bulges out. "Open ...frequencies..."
Wolfman: "...I'm sorry that you didn't win... if you can wait, the Questers will help you."
Charles: "...They have not helped in over a week."
Wolfman: "That is because they are... getting help from Saga. When they come, these Quester Hunters will wish they only had to deal with you."
Charles: "They are surely taking their sweet TIME about it... I bet some of them are just goofing off."
Wolfman: "I will help, as well... I have power equal to three of those gentlemen. There is... another issue, though. DO NOT OPEN THE TEMPLE OF ORDER."
Charles becomes red in the face. "...Turn it off..."
Wolfman: "Otherwise... you will risk awakening Sha'fol... mass genocide... death..."
Metal Man (GM): It turns off, with the emphasis on 'Death' echoing through the room.
Charles: "...People telling me what to do... Getting in my way... They've even ed me over and over..."
Metal Man (GM): Then, Charles gets another one, from Master.
Master: "Hello, Locos. Your fleet is undergoing repairs."
Charles: "But my name... getting it wrong... will cost them their lives... EVEN IF IT COSTS ME MY OWN!!!"
Master: "I managed to save your Halberd from total destruction. ...Have I caught you at a bad time? I can call back later."
Charles turns off all viewers, and sits back in his chair. "I am now... at the final stage of Lunarian anger... the pride hath been ...mocked. Kid gloves off..." *He throws off his gloves... each weighing 50 pounds... making dents in the floor. Then he begins to sets the limits to none.* "My mind... cleared... sights targeted... Tower... unless the 7-way Arrow Star..." *unleash. "Extend proportions of the tower and roots by 37%...and turn off all snakeheads."
Computer: "Systems are still cooling... damage is possible. Possible counterattack from Quester Hunters would destroy us if systems went down."
Charles: "When systems cooled... consume all mako power Magellean Tower can withhold."
Charles: "...10,000%... 20,000%... whatever the limit is."
Editor's Note: Godmodding much, Locos?
Computer: "Warning. That much energy drain could threaten the world. It requires a system override to drain more than 5000%..."
Charles: "I know of the price... but the price of the Lunarian pride goes further."
Metal Man (GM): The base begins to rumble.
Charles: "They have taunted me for the last time... the name of the Magelleans will be avenged... even if it costs me my life."
Yurie (GM): *BEEEP! BEEEP! BEEEP!*
Charles: "No amount of ing with Lunarians can compare to the mockery of a name." *He mind begins to take heavy strain.*
Computer: "...Systems are beginning to destabilize... energy reading is beginning to overflow..."
Charles: "Computer... send a note to... my friends. Saying... 'I'm..sorry that you couldn't enjoy the festival that I would've held for you at grape garden...'"
Metal Man (GM): The entire planet starts shaking.
Computer: "Affirmative... 100 incoming messages..."
Charles: "If I can be revived... then let it be done. I will await to battle the Quester Hunters."
Metal Man (GM): Locos hears Master's voice in the background, saying this is madness.
Yurie (GM): It's an alarm... apparently, the sphere of the Quester hunters shield is opening lke some sort of demented flower. The satellite slowly turns, its main ring floating about is body as the bottom-most part opens up, several pillars sliding out. Energy begins to blitz around the pillars...
Metal Man (GM): Then Wolfman's, but all Charles hears from him is that he's gonna kill everyone. Meanwhile, at Quester HQ... The ground is shaking. Everything is going crazy. .
Wolfman: "Attention all Questers. Locos Docos has gone insane. He is going to destroy the planet in order to destroy the Quester Hunters."
Metal Man (GM): The holo mission ended abruptly when the two Questers in it hear a huge explosion outside.
Yurie (GM): Outside, the ground is cracking. Beams of green-white light shoot out as grass and trees wither rapidly...
Aribar: "What the?! Okay... Better get to the Big Room..." *The elf races out of the Holo Rooms and wanders around in an attempt to find the Big Room and get more details from Wolfman.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman walks into the big room after the two Questers...
Aribar: "By Erwin! What is happening?!"
Wolfman: "Hello, Aribar. Unfortunately, we must get the Questers back. Locos's cannon is going to destroy the planet... and destroy the Quester Hunters with it... The dust will block the sun, thus destroying Saga and the entire universe... Even if the Quester Hunters hit him with their ultimate weapon, the destruction will kill the planet."
Metal Man (GM): *PAUSE.* ~To Be Continued After Saga Missions~ Will Locos blow up the planet? Will Aribar ever be good again? What does Wolfman have planned?
Aribar: Will my mouse ever decide to work properly?
Metal Man (GM): Find out, after the Questers have finished their missions on Saga.
Editor's Note: Or not, since there's even more sessions before Saga continues. Whoops!