Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 102: Clowns of Wrath
Date: November 13th, 2004.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Garrick appear in a forest for no particular reason. In fact, it seems like they can no longer remember what time it is...
Garrick: "Hey, Ari, look. It's the Forest of No Particular Reason."
Metal Man (GM): Some some horrific laughing echoes from the forest.
???: "Hahahahahah... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!"
Metal Man (GM): It fades away. ...There's a chaos emerald on a pedestal straight ahead.
Garrick wonders if Ari is even awake. He shrugs at the sleeping Ari and walks up to the chaos emerald. He flips open his Dex and scans it.
Dex: "The Green Chaos Emerald. You may take it."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Sour pop in outta nowhere next to Garrick.
Garrick: "...uhh... sure, why not?" *He reaches out and grabs the Emerald.*
Deloth: "Uh, where are we?"
Metal Man (GM): The chaos emerald is still there, and it's a forest.
Soursurfer: "A forest it seems."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick touches the emerald... his fingers go right through it.
Metal Man (GM): ...It floats up and hits him in the head.
Garrick: "...well, that was... almost interesting."
Metal Man (GM): The table it was on disappears and turns into a jeep.
Deloth steps back and unsheathes his katana.
Metal Man (GM): The emerald starts flying away.
Deloth: "Chase it!"
Soursurfer gets in.
Deloth jumps into the Jeep.
Soursurfer: "I get to drive!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a nice even path, no trees even! The keys are in the ignition.
Garrick smacks sour and gets in the drivers seat.
Deloth turns the key and starts the Jeep. "STEP ON IT!"
Metal Man (GM): The Jeep starts.
Garrick: "No you're not." *Takes off.*
Aribar ... Pops into the Jeep.
Garrick floors it and zooms after the emerald.
Metal Man (GM): Sour/Garrick are both trying to drive the jeep...
Soursurfer lets Garrick do it.
Deloth turns the radio up.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hears circus music from the radio. The Jeep is catching up to the emerald.
Deloth turns the radio off.
Garrick: "Is it just me, or is this all just a stupid ploy for us to do something stupid?"
Deloth: "Where's the oldies station?"
Aribar: "... One minute I'm dreaming of killing Locos the next I'm in some moving car with... You guys... Morning, fellow Questers..."
Deloth: "It does seem rather like a... YAH!" *He turns to Ari with his sword out.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a huge bump up ahead.
Soursurfer: "Morning, Ari."
Deloth: "Don't move a muscle."
Aribar: "... Why?"
Garrick moves to avoid it.
Soursurfer: "Ah, lay off him."
Metal Man (GM): Then a ramp that... has a huge pit in front of it. Garrick avoids it, barely.
Garrick decides not to.
Metal Man (GM): The emerald goes up the ramp.
Garrick zooms up the ramp and launches after the emerald. "Hang on!"
Deloth jumps onto the hood of the Jeep. "I think I can catch it!"
Soursurfer grasps the overhead handle thing.
Garrick: "Deloth, get OFF THE HOOD!"
Metal Man (GM): The jeep flies up... then crashes onto the deck of a Doomship. ...Waluigi driving a Cadillac zooms up behind it. Wario is on the hood of it.
Waluigi: "That emerald is ours! So we can get Luigi!"
Garrick: "...you've got to be kidding me."
Deloth takes out his Fire Rod and pops off a shot at the Ringling Bros behind them.
Garrick floors it and takes off after the emerald.
Wario: "Gems! Moneymoneymoney!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's weapon disappears. *POP.*
Garrick: "Ari, fry 'em."
Deloth jumps back into the Jeep.
Metal Man (GM): The Cadillac gets next to the Jeep, and Wario jumps on the hood.
Deloth: "Oh, dear."
Wario: "I'll smash you and rob your corpses!"
Aribar: "... Bolt!" *The elf tries to zap Wario.*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP.*
Garrick: "Would somebody please GET THE FAT IDIOT OFF THE HOOD!?!?!"
Wario: "Ow! Why you mean..."
Deloth: "Nice shot!"
Wario: "Take this, punks!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario tosses a bomb into the car.
Garrick swerves hard to throw Wario off the car.
Metal Man (GM): The bomb hits, exploding anyone slow enough to not duck.
Garrick: "SOMEBODY GET HIM OFF!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick fails to move Wario off.
Waluigi: "Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi rams the Jeep. *CRIT.* *CRASH* *EXPLODE* *SMASH.* The Jeep flips over with everyone in it and explodes into a wall.
Deloth lands on the ground, burnt and bleeding. Then he slowly stands up.
Garrick rights himself in mid-air and lands on his feet, but he's quite smashed up anyway.
Aribar: "... Pain. Ow. Suffering."
Garrick: "Well, at least he screwed up his brother."
Wario: "I'm still alive, suckers! Take this, stupidmouth!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario shoves a bomb at Garrick's face. Miss.
Garrick ducks under the bomb to the face and comes up, his fist jerking upward into Wario's gut.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Wario: "Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario pulls out a golf club and tries to hit you with it... it's electrified.
Aribar gets up from that painful crash and looks at Wario and Garrick. "Should I... You know... Help?"
Metal Man (GM): *THWACK* The car can be heard turning around.
Waluigi: "I'm gonna run you over!"
Garrick automaticly dodges the attack, though, thanks to his Chill Out badge.
Metal Man (GM): He honks the horn twice.
Garrick: "No, just sit there and relax. YES, HELP ME YOU STUPID MAGE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): ~FF6 Battle~
Wario: "We'll smash you AND get the emerald!"
Aribar blinks and looks at that car... . He attempts to Woodinate it with a good Wood Blast... From past experiences Aribar has learned that cars are more dangerous than bombs...
Metal Man (GM): The car screeches out of the way.
Waluigi: "What? You can't hit me with that!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi drives towards Aribar at 100 Miles Per Hour. *YEOWM... SMACK!* Aribar is momentarily flattened in a cartoony way.
Aribar: "EEEEEEEEEEE--" *SPLAT!*
Garrick still tries to bring the pain to Wario. He sweeps around and throws a roundhouse kick to Wario's jaw.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth has also mysteriously disappeared... it happened when the car crashed. HIT.
Wario: "Ow! My jaw!"
Garrick ducks low and sweeps his leg to take Wario's feet out from under him.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Garrick: "You're pretty fast for a heavy guy..."
Wario: "Well, of course I am!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario then runs up and tries to uppercut Garrick into next week. *UPPERCUT.* Wario then chucks a bomb at him.
Garrick goes flying into the air and gets a-bombed.
Metal Man (GM): *BOMB* Garrick flies clear off of the ship. He barely hangs onto the side.
Soursurfer runs at Wario, ignited on fire and attempts his infamous Fire Run.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.*
Soursurfer then kicks Wario and fires 2 shots off his Acumen Staff.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. Sour's on a roll.
Wario: "Ow! You're burning my mustache!"
Soursurfer now looks at Wario intently, and then unexpectedly raises his hand quickly in the air. A dark icicle rises from under the ground at the same time to damage Wario.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He bounces out of the way, barely.
Waluigi: "Hey! Leave my... friend alone! I'm the one who tortures people!"
Deloth dashes at the Cadillac and hits it with a Bomb Kick.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi begins revving up his demoniac Cadillac again. Deloth hits the front of it. Double damage.
Deloth follows this up with a Flare Swipe.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Deloth follows up with a nice solid kick.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Waluigi: "I'll get you for denting my car! Take-a this!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi floors it and tries to run Deloth and Sour down at the same time.
Soursurfer is run over.
Deloth is breathing heavily.
Metal Man (GM): Wario looks weak, but that car's gnarly front bumper is scary.
Aribar decides a more accurate spell is needed to hit this speeding daredevil's vehicle. The elf unsheathes Moonlight and raises it high to the sky and electricity blitzes around the elf's body. Crying out the arcane words Aribar summons a bolt of lightning to strike Waluigi's evil car of |)00|\/| +5. "Never mess, or run over, a Jentanian Wizard!"
Deloth: "The wizard's losing his touch."
Metal Man (GM): The car avoids it... but the lightning knocks a hole into the deck, which the car falls into... which then falls through and into the infinite pit below. Waluigi barely escaped.
Aribar: "How dare you say that?"
Waluigi: "You made my car fall into limbo! NOW I MUST BASH YOU INTO DUST!"
Deloth: "Well, perhaps not."
Garrick is currently in mid-air, having launched himself from the edge of the ship up into the air with a hard push. He falls down toward Wario, doing a spinning drill kick like maneuver. "Power Drill!"
Metal Man (GM): Ah. *SMASH.* Hit.
Garrick spins into a strong heel kick, the deck of the Doomship cracking and splintering up into Wario's back as Garrick's heel hits the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick misses, of course. Wario takes extra damage from the deck. He's stuck. Wario tries to punch Garrick's foot with a left hook.
Garrick gets away just barely.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi decides to run at Aribar with a Golf Club.
Waluigi: "YOU MASHED MY CAR! NOW I MASH YOU!"
Deloth performs another Bomb Kick on Waluigi.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth misses, and is then attacked by Wario. Wario tosses a bomb into Deloth. Hit.
Soursurfer goes after Wario this time, attempting to grab him and then fire two point blank blasts of energy right into his face.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. Powerful ones.
Soursurfer then jumps backwards as Wario is reeling, leaps in the air and shoots a deathly accurate beam of electricity.
Metal Man (GM): ...Sour hits, because Wario is stuck in the ground.
Soursurfer then decides he shall run over the trapped Wario with another Flame Rush; the intensity of this run seems higher than the last.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT. Wario and Waluigi disappear.
Metal Man (GM): The huge Doomship crashes into a tower... with a clown's face atop it.
Aribar: "... Bowser?"
Metal Man (GM): Atop the mast of the Doomship is a clown.
???: "Bowser? No. Hahahahahahahahaha. I am Kefka, the world's greatest clown! I stomp flowers and destroy happiness. And you shall die. For with my great plan, you are trapped in your dreams."
Garrick: "Jeez, don't sugar coat it."
Kefka: "Hahahahahahaha... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Aribar: "... You don't look very funny to me."
Metal Man (GM): Kefka leaps down, and kicks the mast off of the ship.
Aribar: "And what did you mean that we are 'trapped in our dreams'?"
Kefka: "I shall torture you here forever... while the Quester Hunters take over the world!"
Garrick: "Pfft, enough of this. You want a fight, clown man? You got one."
Kefka: "You cannot awaken unless you defeat me... or I let you wake up."
Garrick drops into his usual fighting stance, but he does look more worse the wear than normal.
Aribar: "... Could you please allow us to wake up?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is tossed onto his back just by the response.
Aribar: "Oof! ... Yeah... Do that again. I dare you!" *The elf begins to stand up.*
Kefka: "...Let's see how you talk with some ICE THREE IN YOUR FACE!"
Aribar: "I've seen funerals funnier than--" *Note to self: Don't insult clowns.*
Metal Man (GM): Also, the entire back of the ship is frozen solid. Aribar is down 1-life.
Aribar dies for the... What is it? Second time this season?
Deloth is half-standing, half kneeling on the floor. He's really beat up.
Garrick immedately jumps on the situation. While Kefka is blasting Ari with ice, Garrick throws a hard haymaker to the clown's noggin.
Metal Man (GM): His frozen corpse falls off of the broken ship and crashes into the ground, 100 stories below. Garrick's fist hits... but it's in his mouth, and he's biting Garrick!
Kefka: "This is my dream-world... you cannot tamper with me!"
Garrick: "JEEZ! You son of a..."
Metal Man (GM): He then spits out Garrick's hand and pushes you over.
Kefka: "I am king of this land, and all that goes here is my doing! And now... to introduce some more friends for you!"
Deloth: "No, not again..."
Kefka: "Let's see... hehehehehe..."
Garrick lands on his butt from the push, but quickly pushes up with his hands and backflips away from them. "We need to get out of here..."
Kefka: "King K. Rool and Grunty! The perfect pair! And they get a huge mecha!"
Aribar: (Well, I can add 'Was killed by a clown' to Aribar's resume now...) *The elf wonders if Death let him go by with a warning and sent him back to life yet...*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar fades back in next to Deloth.
Deloth: "...I need a heal..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then, outta nowhere, a 10-story Mecha with Grunty and King K.Rool appear.
Kefka: "Now, my sleepy slaves, destroy the Questers!"
King K. Rool: "It's them! Donkey Kong and his gang of evil monkeys!"
Deloth pinches himself subtly.
Aribar: "Uhhh... Oww..."
Grunty: "The bear... the bird... Mumbo Jumbo... I must smash them with my new potions!"
Metal Man (GM): The building opens up, and the last story morphs into a fighting platform.
Aribar hrms... Since this is a dream... The elf wonders. "Kefka, this is dream, correct? Our dream?"
Kefka: "Linked to my impossibly strong dream world! Hahahahaha... HAHAHAHAHA!"
Metal Man (GM): The mecha moves into the middle of the platform.
Garrick glances to Ari, catching on "...you think we could..."
Grunty: "Magical robot machine go, give those beasts a good show!"
Metal Man (GM): The mecha punches at Aribar. *SMACK*
Deloth: "Ari, better hurry up!"
King K. Rool: "Ultimate Kannon, Fire!"
Metal Man (GM): Crosshairs appear on Deloth, and a shoulder-mounted cannon fires. Hit.
Aribar: "... " *The elf begins to wonder if... Hrm...* "Well, no harm trying... Ummm... Bolt 5!" *He extends his hand towards the Mecha and... Imagines a really really REALLY big Bolt spell...*
Kefka: "Yes! Pummel them to death!"
Deloth falls on the floor and starts imagining a Red Potion.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar barely manages to create one. The Mecha is hit by half the bolt he wanted. Deloth gets an empty glass.
Soursurfer catches on and imagines his Acumen Staff firing one humongous blast, as though powered by the Master Emerald.
Metal Man (GM): The mecha takes damage.
Aribar: "... Hey guys... Since this is our dream... We should be able to imagine up whatever we want!"
Deloth stands up slowly and kicks the glass away.
Metal Man (GM): Sour does a normal blast, which misses.
Deloth: "Then... get me a heal..."
Garrick: "Let's see just how strong I am..." Garrick speeds up to the mecha and sends his fist straight into it, imagining the thing being blown to bits like his fist is being shot from a cannon.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO* The right fist is blasted off.
Deloth crumples to a kneeling position.
Garrick: "WHOO!! Now that's what I call a haymaker!"
Gruntilda: "Great ghost of Gobbos, Grind those Questers into great grit!"
Metal Man (GM): Lightning comes from the heavens to strike everything.
Aribar embraces the lightning and yells, "Thanks for the recharge!"
Deloth: *weakly.* "Ari... Help me..."
Aribar: "... How?"
Kefka: "This can't be! They're trying to break the hex! I must fight it..."
Deloth: "Cure, potion, anything that can heal!"
Metal Man (GM): It seems like the Questers' attempts to make their wishes come true are damaging Kefka.
Soursurfer places his Acumen Staff on Deloth's head and imagines it is a Cleric's Staff designed to heal the injured.
Dex: "...You must overwhelm Kefka with thought in order to defeat him in the dream world."
Garrick: "Alright... let's try... oh, of course! Why didn't I see it before!" Garrick pulls his sleeve back, exposing his Dex. "MTA Jackknife! I summon you!"
Aribar: "I'm a Wizard, not a cleric... Buuut I could try... Ummm... Lets see... Bolt... Ice... Hrm... Cure 3.14!" *The elf tries to channel divine energy to heal Deloth.*
Metal Man (GM): Sour heals damage from Deloth. Deloth is fully healed.
Deloth feels his wounds close and stands up.
Metal Man (GM): And his attacks now deal quadruple damage and have quadruple modifiers. Garrick's MTA appears, the same size and power as the mecha of Grunty and co.
Garrick leaps up into it, powering the sucker up and charging "Fight fire with fire... alright, anything new in here?"
Gruntilda: "Ultimate weapon attack, show this sucker the facts!"
Deloth: "And now allow me to try."
Metal Man (GM): The Mecha opens up, and fires a spiked cannonball on a chain at Garrick's mecha. It hits. Electricity starts zapping the mecha.
Deloth starts imagining him summoning Kirin.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth fails, however, a rippling electricity flows through everything.
Kefka: "The dream world is cracking!" *CRACK.*
Soursurfer imagines himself a Psychic wonder... he lifts the Mecha of K. Roll and Grunty off the ground and hurls it at Kefka.
Deloth: "Keep it up!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone but Kefka and the enemies appear in a strange world... the last the Questers saw was the mecha hit Kefka and exploded. A temple is in the middle. Everyone is healed, and the world is calm. A mysterious theme plays in the background.
Aribar: "Ooookay... ... Can we do that again?!"
Deloth: "Peace and quiet. Thank you thank you thank you..."
Metal Man (GM): ~FF6: The Phantom Forest~
Soursurfer approaches the temple cautiously.
Metal Man (GM): There are trees around the temple.
Garrick follows Sour. "Be cautious. This might be Kefka trying to trick us again..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the steps to the temple.
Deloth runs up to the temple.
Soursurfer climbs up them.
Garrick: "Deloth, slow down..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth runs to the top, and sees a table... and chairs... and atop a throne-like chair... sits something...
Garrick follows up steadily after sour. He keeps his gloved hands clenched and looks around... he takes a look at the throne chair... then tries to get a closer look than that.
Aribar follows the others.
???: "Hello... I am the king of dreamland..."
Metal Man (GM): ...It looks up... it's DeDeDe.
DeDeDe: "Welcome to my palace... or... what's left of it."
Aribar blinks as he looks at this king. He was just about to bow when he realizes it is that bothersome bird. "... Suuure yah are."
Garrick: "...why are we here? We apparently defeated Kefka, we should be waking up."
DeDeDe: "The evil Kefka has taken over. He turned my palace into this giant hunk of rock..."
Soursurfer: "If we repair it for you, can you find us a way out?"
DeDeDe: "He still has enough control to keep you asleep... but you have allowed me to contact you."
Deloth: "Soooo, how can we wake up?"
DeDeDe: "All you need to do is... destroy the seal on the exit... there."
Aribar: "... I don't believe you."
Metal Man (GM): DeDeDe points to a door straight ahead, locked with a dark black lock.
DeDeDe: "I am not lying... it's just that you need to destroy it with something... special... That sword! Yes!"
Metal Man (GM): DeDeDe points at the Sword of Darkness.
Garrick: "...well, there you go. Chop away, Ari."
Aribar backs up slowly. "I definitely don't trust him. I shall not do it."
Metal Man (GM): Kefka appears, bloody and beaten up in front of the door. He's limping towards the temple.
Kefka: "You trespassers... you blew up my perfect world and let the duck come back! I shall... tear you to pieces..."
Soursurfer: "Aribar, he's clearly opposing Kefka. Do it."
Kefka: "Ha ha ha... hahaha!"
DeDeDE: "I must hide."
Metal Man (GM): DeDeDe disappears.
Deloth takes out his sword and glances around for the seal.
Aribar: "... No. Besides, if we kill Kefka we can just escape... Errm... Bolt 3!" *The elf attempts to dream of a huge bolt spell hitting Kefka.*
Metal Man (GM): Kefka laughs as the bolt his a mini-forcefield that he conjures in his hand.
Soursurfer: "DO IT ARIBAR! Save us the time and effort."
Kefka: "My battle is with Aribar alone... that sword must be mine!"
Metal Man (GM): Kefka throws his own Bolt spell. *CRIT.*
Aribar lets the spell hit him... And comes out unphased.
Soursurfer: "The dream is not in your favor right now..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is hit by a HUGE bolt of lightning.
Deloth: "Where is that seal, where is that seal..."
Aribar: "That was... Quite shocking."
Metal Man (GM): It's on the door behind Kefka.
Kefka: "Ha ha ha... you cannot destroy me. I will haunt your dreams forever!"
Soursurfer imagines his own Sword of Darkness.
Deloth attempts to imagine the Sword of Darkness opening the seal on its own.
Metal Man (GM): No go. Doesn't work. There's only one Sword.
Garrick stands there, pondering just what the hell is going. He closes his eyes for a moment and imagines a bit old zipper closing Kefka's mouth shut.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's attempt also doesn't work... there's a strange force field around the Sword.
Soursurfer: "The choice is clearly yours Aribar. Make the right move..."
Aribar: "Hmp. You're nothing more than a silly old clown who can't tell a joke even if his life depended on it!" *The elf dashes up to Kefka and attempts to stab the pitiful man in the gut.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick zips his own mouth shut. *STAB.*
Kefka: "What... you hit me! Mean little boy..."
Garrick unzips his mouth, then looks at Ari and Kefka fighting... he thinks...
Aribar: "Mean... Old man!!"
Kefka: "Fire 3!"
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. Aribar gets a face full of spine-melting heat.
Soursurfer imagines jumping in front of it to take the hit for Aribar.
Aribar: "Gaah!" *Burnination!*
Metal Man (GM): ...But then Sour leaps in front of it and takes the damage for Aribar, warping time a bit in the process. Ari would be surprised to see he had taken no damage.
Deloth imagines a Red Potion again.
Aribar: "... Errrm... Huh? Sour, get back!"
Soursurfer: "Regardless of what you do, you're required to get us out of here. I will keep you alive as best I can whether you like it or not."
Metal Man (GM): ~FF6 - Dancing Mad, final verse~
Kefka: "You... imps... defy me, one of the THIRTEEN GENTLEMEN! I will melt you into the ground!"
Deloth: "Thirteen. Figures." *He stops thinking of a red potion.*
Garrick: "...thirteen gentlemen... wait, I remember that."
Aribar: "You're interfering with my battle!" *Aribar attempts to enhance Wood Blast a bit... To make it Wood Blast Barrage! The elf tries to fire four blasts of arcane energy to Woodinate Kefka.*
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit. Aribar smacks him backwards a bit.
Kefka: "Insolent... I shall destroy you... DARK BLAST!"
Metal Man (GM): Kefka runs up to Aribar and tries to punch him with darkness. Hit.
Aribar attempts to shrink away but is pushed back. "Is that the best you've got?"
Kefka: "I'm only getting started!"
Aribar backs up and sheaths Moonlight before dashing towards Kefka, ramming into him, and attempting to grab him with a Run+Grab normal move.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He holds his fist out right before Aribar misses. And Aribar runs right into it, taking damage.
Kefka: "Hah hah hah hah hhahahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): Kefka then takes another turn, and instantly heals... a big chunk of his damage.
Aribar: "Someone Dex him!"
Soursurfer uses his Dex on Kefka.
Dex: "...DING! Kefka - One of the 13 Gentlemen. Desc: He has taken over the world of dreams to ruin the dreams of little kids... but has now decided to attack Questers in their sleep, too! He always has a certain amount of power, the only way to defeat him is to *static.*"
Metal Man (GM): The Dex turns off.
Soursurfer: "...of course."
Kefka: "Fight me like a man, child!"
Metal Man (GM): Kefka laughs again.
Deloth aims a scan at the seal.
Dex: "Seal. It lives in the ocean and eats fish." *recording of Kefka laughing.*
Kefka: "Those boxes are useless as long as that seal is here!"
Deloth stuffs his Dex in his pack.
Deloth: "Ari, you have to open that seal! It's the only way!"
Garrick steps away from the fighting pair and tries that mind trick again, imagining a makeshift power meter that shows Kefka's amount of power.
Aribar: "No, Deloth. Bolt... Ummm... Bolt 15!" *He attempts a gigantic bolt spell on Kefka.*
Metal Man (GM): ...A crayoned-in picture of Garrick appears on the back of Aribar's clothes. Aribar then misses, instead creating a metallic bolt in his right hand.
Kefka: "No... this is how it is done! BOLT 3!"
Metal Man (GM): More electrical damage to Aribar.
Aribar welcomes the energy. "You still haven't gotten it yet? My, you're slow..."
Deloth: "Ari, you HAVE TO!"
Kefka: "I'm only toying with you."
Garrick: "Deloth, shut UP!"
Kefka: "Most people don't like a quick and nasty death... hehehehehehe."
Aribar attempts to summon up all of the energy he can muster to finalize Terrorbolt and cast it on Kefka. (Electric + Electric + Electric + Charge (Not charging) + Accuracy + Extra Hit.)
Metal Man (GM): *THE HUGE BOLT CONSUMES KEFKA.*
Deloth shades his eyes.
Garrick blocks his own eyes.
Metal Man (GM): When it fades away... Kefka is still there.
Soursurfer follows suit.
Metal Man (GM): Kefka is the same as before the bolt hit... even though he's floating over a flaming crater.
Deloth: "NOW would you care to try the seal?"
Kefka: "Hehehehehe! That tickled!"
Aribar kneels down as his life energy is sucked into the attack... He watches as two portals open above Kefka and awe-inspiring bolts of lightning zap the clown. After the light show ends Aribar gets up while panting and is amazed to see the clown still stands. "Uuhh... "
Garrick: "Ari... go for the door. We don't have another option. I'll hold Kefka off."
Aribar: "You know... Perhaps now we should all fight together... If we leave now Kefka will still rule dreamland! Won't he just capture us again the next time we sleep?"
Metal Man (GM): ...There's another Aribar behind Kefka.
Erwin: "Hehehehe... hello, Slick..."
Kefka: "What? Erwin! But I locked you... oh..."
Garrick steps in front of Ari, the wounded one, and drops into stance. He scowls heavily at Erwin..
Erwin: "I can enter this word if Aribar can enter this world. AND I AM THE KING OF NIGHTMARE, YOU IDIOT!!!!"
Aribar blinks and looks towards Erwin.
Kefka: "You cannot defeat me, you clone!"
Aribar: "The king of nightmare is named Doopliss?"
Deloth: "Not another mental case..."
Erwin: "How dare you mention my name? Luckily, I am not fighting you."
Erwin: "Now then, Kefka, I have a bet. If I beat you, you let everyone go and leave them alone. If I lose, I will kill them all for you."
Aribar stands up, exchanges swords, and heads over to the seal. "... I want you guys to get out of here... This may be my only chance for a while to kill my... Lesser half here."
Kefka: "Hmmm... hmmm... sounds good... just try to defeat me!"
Erwin: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin scans Kefka... and morphs into Kefka!
Kefka: "Ha ha ha ha! I am Kefka!"
Kefka: "No you aren't! I am Kefka!"
Deloth is watching Erwin while occasionally glancing towards Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth can't tell them apart.
Aribar: "... Doopliss?"
Garrick: "I don't give a crap which one of you is Kefka! I've had ENOUGH of this!"
Kefkas: "SHUT UP, GARRICK!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is flattened by a huge submarine that lands on him from the sky. The two Kefkas start punching each other out.
Kefka: "You clone! I will smash you!"
Kefka: "You clone! I will bash you!"
Kefka: "Stop copying me!"
Kefka: "You stop copying me!"
Metal Man (GM): The seal is open to being attacked.
Deloth: "Ari, better hurry up before we all go insane."
Metal Man (GM): The Kefkas are currently at a draw... punching each other.
Aribar: "... Okay. Screw it. Even my anger can't keep me here..." *He unsheathes the Sword of Darkness and wonders exactly how to unlock the seal.*
Metal Man (GM): The seal can be cut easily. Like, sliced into bits.
Deloth: "I just hope the sword doesn't get the better of him again..."
Garrick tries to... he doesn't know... bust up from under the submarine with that whole mind thing that's been going on...
Aribar decides to do so... The elf swings the Sword of Darkness at the lock to cut it to pieces.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick appears in between the two Kefkas and gets punched. But at least he's free. *SLICE.*
Kefkas: "Don't do that-"
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH.* Everyone would wake up in their appropriate place... plus 1000 coins and feeling more... experienced.
Deloth wakes up screaming. "Man, that was... weird."
Kefka: "Yeah. I dreamed I was Aribar."
Garrick wakes up, grumbles, then heads straight for the holoroom to train "Stupid idiotic..." *SLAM* "..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth wakes up again... what a weird dream in a dream...
Deloth: "I will never sleep again..."
Aribar wakes up in cold sweat... The elf gets out of his bed and exits his room. Aribar wonders if there is a psychiatrist in the Stadium.
Deloth stumbles out of bed and heads to the shop.
Zio: "How would you like your mushrooms? Plastic, or paper?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth rubs his eyes. It was just G&W.
G&W: "Hey! Why are you looking at me like that?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar does know Wolfman was good at talking.
Deloth: "It's just... I had a uber-weird dream and I was still half asleep."
Aribar wanders through the Stadium randomly calling out, "Wolfman! Oh, Wolfman! Manwolf--Err... Wolfman!"
Garrick is now currently trying to beat the snot out of everything the computer randomly generates.
Metal Man (GM): One of the things is Kefka! It half scares Garrick to death for a moment. Aribar walk into Wolfman's office. Wolfman is sleeping in his chair.
Garrick is half scared to death for a moment... before he punches his face in.
Aribar tip toes over to Wolfman and taps him on the shoulder. "Umm... Wolfman, sir?"
Wolfman: "WHAT? NOT YOU AGAIN!" *Punches Aribar out.*
Wolfman: "I mean... wait... you weren't the punching clown... sorry... He came in my dreams and said I was going to die, then sent Waluigi and Mr. Patch and Sigma and Zio after me."
Aribar: "Oooow... The same thing happened to me..."
Deloth walks out of the shop.
Aribar: "Well... A bit differently but you should get the basic point..."
Wolfman: "I managed to kill everything. You woke me up while I was punching that clown into the dirt. For some reason, he became weaker, and I was able to pelt him with melee moves."
Aribar: "I dreamt I was able to cast Bolt 52.8 on him I think... And Doopliss, my doppelganger, was there too..."
Wolfman: "You mean that Kefka clone that was relentlessly chasing Kefka? Yes... Kefka said he had to run from 'Doopliss' because he took control of the dream world."
Aribar: "... Yes."
Wolfman: "Now, what did you want to talk to me about?"
Aribar: "Well... Just that. It kinda freaked me out. I don't think I can get back to sleep..."
Wolfman: "Well... we can have someone deal with it. Doopliss said he wouldn't haunt your dreams. He said he'd do nothing but chase Kefka every time he went to sleep."
Aribar: "... If we ever need to go back into that dream world... Would we die in real life if we died in there?"
Deloth stops when he hears Ari and Wolfman talking. Then he walks inside to where they are talking.
Wolfman: "I'm afraid, yes. Also, if you were there too long, you'd go into a coma, and be stuck there forever. It is your soul that fights there."
Aribar: "Heya, Deloth... Haven't seen you since that evil dream... You probably have no idea what I'm talking about, huh?"
Wolfman: "Without a soul, you're worse than dead."
Aribar: (Sarcastically) "... YAY! That is just peachy!..."
Deloth: "Man, I didn't even wake up for real at first."
Aribar: "... Okay... This is a dream epidemic thingy..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth would see there's a clown figurine on Wolfman's desk! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! ...And a banana! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! E Li Three brand banana. And... for some weird reason, he thinks Kefka is hiding behind Wolfman.
Aribar looks oddly at Deloth. "Whats up?"
Wolfman: "Uhhh... this isn't a dream."
Deloth strafes behind Wolfman and stabs wildly. "GET RID OF HIM!!!"
Wolfman: "The carpet is not going to eat you. Are you feeling okay?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Aribar morphs into Waluigi. That is, what Deloth sees.
Deloth screams and starts running at Ari. "DIEEEE!"
Aribar dashes out of the office. "AAAH! Can't sleep! Clown and Deloth'll eat me!"
Wolfman: "A perfect day ruined by Questers going insane. I hope Mewtwo isn't like that..."
Aribar: "Must run! AAAAAAAAH!" *Runs down the hallways... Probably waking up every single Smasher and Stadium hand.*
Deloth throws the banana and figurine off Wolf's desk and runs after Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar get cornered into a corner.
Metal Man (GM): ...The Sword of Darkness glows, and makes Deloth float off of the ground. He cannot touch Aribar, and is harmlessly floating in the air.
Deloth: "Now I HAVE... AUGH!"
Aribar: "... Ummm... ." *He looks at the sword.* "Uhh... Stop! Stop! Don't hurt him, sword!"
Metal Man (GM): The Sword drops him down again to stab you. Deloth has the clown figurine and the banana as weapons.
Aribar unsheathes the Sword of Darkness. "Get back... Put the banana down, and that figurine, and no one gets hurt--much."
Deloth drops the stuff and his eye twitches. "OK, WALUIGI!" *He takes out his sword and wildly swings it around.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets the sword stuck in a wall.
Aribar: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" *Dashes away while he has the chance.*
Deloth pull out his sword and chases Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Deloth are both tripped by Mack. Deloth is hit by Mack's hammer, and he discovers Waluigi was Ari.
Deloth: "Hey, where'd Waluigi go... Ari, we gotta find him!"
Garrick steps out of the holoroom to see Ari and Deloth on the floor, Mack standing over them with hammer in hand "...alright, what happened now?"
Aribar: "There was no Waluigi..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick would see that Deloth has stabbed Aribar with a clown figurine and a banana.
Deloth: "But, but I saw him, and then he turned into you, and..."
Aribar: "I think you've had too many cream sodas... Or whatever you drink, Deloth..."
Garrick: "...that looks painful."
Deloth: "And Zio turned into G&W... But then he turned back and..."
Garrick: "Here's a novel idea. Why don't you get up OFF the ground?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees that Garrick is Kefka. He's changed again.
Aribar: "Also, this sword is acting up again..." *He tries to get up.* "Lets go back to our rooms and get to sleep..."
Deloth: "AUGH!" *He starts bashing Garrick with his Dex.*
Mack: "Ummm... it appears Deloth has crazy-itis."
Aribar: "That does it... DOOM!" *Aribar tries to cast the blindness-causing Doom on Deloth.*
Deloth: "GO AWAY, KEFKA!"
Garrick calmly reaches up and punches Deloth straight in the jaw.
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* The visions go away and Deloth is... no longer seeing things. A chip drops out of his mouth.
Garrick: "That should calm him down."
Metal Man (GM): ...A computer chip on a potato chip! Someone planted computer chips in the potato chips!
Deloth falls over, exhausted.
Aribar: "... I hope he isn't permanently blind. I never used this spell before."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth can still see.
Deloth: "Phew... they're gone..."
Garrick: "Well, he seems alright... you okay, Mack?"
Deloth: "Where'd the scary guys go?"
Aribar: "They went under your bed with the bogey man."
Deloth: "Seriously, what happened?"
Dracula: "Vhi think vhou imagined vhem."
Deloth: "But... they were so real! And why would I see them?"
Aribar looks at 'Dracula'...
Dracula: "...You must have drank the Mega Mack."
Deloth: "I did not drink the Mega Mack."
Dracula: "Vhou didn't? Locos did."
Aribar: "... AAAAAH! VAMPIRE!" *Dashes to the nearest corner, rolls into a ball, and shivers in fear.*
Dracula: "Vhat? I'm vhon your side."
Deloth looks down and notices the chip. "What's this?" *He picks it up.*
Metal Man (GM): On it is written 'Insanity on a Chip.'
Aribar: "A-all va-vampires are e-e-e-evil..." *Obviously Aribar has a phobia to Vampires.*
Metal Man (GM): Written by 'Ivo Robotnik.'
Deloth: "Well, that explains a lot."
Metal Man (GM): Distributed by the 'Crazy potato factory.'
Deloth frowns. "I'll kill him."
Metal Man (GM): Dracula wanders off.
Deloth: "I'll kill Robotnik. Ari, I found something."
Aribar peeks up from behind a potted plant. "Is that blood-sucking beast still here?"
Deloth: "No, he's gone. And look at this thing!"
Aribar crawls over to Deloth and looks at the thing of doom +1.
Deloth: "That explains those stupid images. But where'd it come from?"
Aribar: "... The Crazy potato factory?"
Deloth looks around for Metal.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds a metal elevator.
Soursurfer: "Nicely done, Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): And... metal handrails... And... Even a person with braces!
Deloth: "The question is, how does this thing work and how did it affect me?"
Aribar: "Dunno... Should we try to get to sleep now?"
Deloth tries to locate someone who's awake so he can tell them about this chip.
Soursurfer is right here.
Deloth takes out his Dex.
Dex: "The chip is made out of Pina Colada seasonings."
Deloth puts his Dex back. "Thought so. This chip affects my Dex, too."
Aribar: ... Wanna have a duel? Darn... Ah.
Deloth: "Er, Ari. Is it safe to go back to sleep now?"
Aribar: "... I doubt it."
Deloth: "In that case, I'm going to the cafeteria for some coffee. Wanna join me?" *He walks to the cafeteria and orders some double-strength coffee.*
Aribar: "Eeeh... I should at least try to sleep... Night."
Deloth sips his coffee while looking at the chip.
Razor enters the cafeteria and leans against the wall by the door, arms folded across. "Well well well... if it isn't mister dragon..."
Deloth: "What do you want?"
Razor: "Well... aren't YOU snappy... no 'Hey, welcome back Razor' or 'Hey Razor, where the **** have ya been?' No, it's 'What do you want?' Sheesh... still getting no respect around here. If it's any of YOUR business, I'm getting something to drink." He walks over to the drinks, pouring a tall glass of egg nog.
Deloth rolls his eyes. "Hey, can you take a look at this?" *He puts the chip on the table.*
Razor takes the chip and picks it up, examining it. "Eh? What's this?" He'd notice, of course, that Razor's not in the living armor he had before, but his old gear... dark green body armor and black pants with black boots... and there's an odd gray stone embedded in the chestplate of the armor.
Deloth: "A chip that was apparently affecting me earlier. Nice suit."
Razor: "Eh? Oh... this is my old gear... I didn't have any need for the old Fusion Armor." He raises an eyebrow as he looks the chip over. "...and you're keeping this why?"
Deloth: "I just found it and I thought Metal might want to analyze it. Of course, it might be a good idea to destroy it."
Razor shrugs and tosses the chip back to Deloth before draining some of his glass. "I see not much has changed while I've been gone."
Deloth grabs the chip. "I guess I will get rid of it."
Razor: "You may want to take it to Oak..."
Deloth nods and stands up. "I will." *He starts walking towards Oak's lab.*
Razor drains a bit more of his glass and follows shortly behind Deloth. "So where are the others... Gar, Metal... Yurie? How've they been?"
Deloth: "We *ahem.* got trapped in a nightmare with Kefka. They're probably still asleep. I, however, got woke up because of this chip."
Razor: "Well... that sucks... I was sleeping, too. Funny I didn't get pulled in."
Deloth: "You were lucky, trust me."
Razor: "Still wish I could've helped... hell, I haven't even SEEN any of the others since I got back."
Deloth: "Ari just went back to bed." *He drinks the rest of his coffee.*
Razor: "Who do you think brought him back here? He didn't come back to HQ of his own volition. I saved his arse." He chugs down some more.