Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 103: Time Smashers
Date: November 18th and 26th, 2004.
Yurie (GM): When we last left off, the group had taken on Kylin, the Lord of Space, and received not only the Tarot of Space, but also the Key of Space, which allows them to use the Green Door to access places in Saga without need of a ship... Now, they're back in Blue's chambers...
Metal Man: "Well, we got the card."
Deloth: "So, what now?"
Blue: "I'm impressed. However, you only retrieved the card from Kylin. Now you have to visit the Lord of Time and claim his as well..." *Blue gestures over his shoulder at the other door... the one with the infinity sigil on it..*
Metal Man walks into it. "Okay... I hope it doesn't take too long..."
Digifanatic: "Do you have any other important information about the Lord of Time?"
Blue: "Now now, why would I spoil the fun?" ^^
Digifanatic: "Heh... fine by me!"
Deloth: "Well, let's go."
Yurie shrugs and walks over, having claimed the Key of Space. The door slides open, revealing another black portal... which promptly sucks all the Smashers in...
Digifanatic: "Wonder where we're heading..."
Yurie (GM): The Questers are falling... the darkness surrounding them soon lighting up with stars, nebulae and galaxies before they land, unceremoniously, on a stone platform...
Deloth: "Wow, where are we?"
Digifanatic lands with a semi-loud *BUMP!* "Well, this is odd..."
Metal Man: "I hope this isn't the opposite of that other place..."
Deloth: "Uh, shouldn't we run out of air in here?"
Metal Man: "Thanks for the reminder."
Yurie slowly slides out from under Digi, then looks around.
Yurie (GM): The 'island' is about 20' in diameter, the surface seeming to be made from cobblestones... and attached to something much larger...
Metal Man: "Hmmm..."
Digifanatic: "This is... somewhat interesting..."
Yurie (GM): The platform is floating beside what appears to be... a colossal hourglass. Said hourglass is as tall as the tower in which Blue resides, glowing with its own inner light. Platforms and stairs curve up it's side, gears, clocks, smaller hourglasses and sundials floating in space. Some of the platforms glow softly...
Digifanatic Dexes the odd area.
Metal Man: "This place is weird."
Yurie: "It's the plane of Time, what do you expect?"
Digifanatic: "Well, let's see what the Dex has to say about this place... You have a point..."
Deloth: "I kind of like it."
Dex:: *DING!* "Plane of Time. Make sure not to fall off the platforms."
Digifanatic: "Ah, here we go." *He looks across at the craziness and voids...*
Deloth looks for a path.
Metal Man: "How are we supposed to navigate this?"
Yurie (GM): There's a path. of floating platforms, leading up to another large platform, which has stairs..
Metal Man: "I'm only used to time AND space navigation at the same time."
Deloth starts jumping up the platforms carefully.
Metal Man follows Deloth.
Yurie follows Deloth's lead..
Digifanatic walks towards the path... and cautiously walks across the floating platforms.
Yurie: Everyone finally arrives on the next platform. An odd symbol in glowing blue lines is etched on the platform's stones. A staircase leads upwards...
Gibby: "And up we go."
Yurie (GM): Everyone begins to hear a soft ticking... like a clock.
Gibby: "...hey... does anyone else hear that?"
Metal Man: "What's that noise? Did Gibby eat a clock?"
Deloth: "Yeah..." *He opens Gibby's mouth and looks inside.*
Yurie: "I can hear it..."
Gibby: "I haven't eaten a clock since last we--GURK!"
Yurie: "It's not coming from Gibby... lets keep moving. I don't think this place is as friendly as Kylin's Paradise..."
Deloth walks up the stairs after closing Gibby's mouth.
Gibby: "Deloth... NEVER do that again!" *He follows with a grumble.*
Deloth: "Sheesh, you need to change your eating habits."
Metal Man heads up the stairs.
Gibby: "I thought it was made of chocolate!"
Yurie: "Guys, calm down..."
Yurie (GM): The group continues to climb stairs... as they reach the next platform, the ticking stops.
Yurie: "...uh oh..."
Metal Man: "?"
Deloth: "What's wrong?"
Yurie (GM): A soft humming is heard as several... things slide up alongside the platform. They look like flying pocketwatches, with chains dangling underneath them. Their faces have way to many numbers, and way to many hands moving at varying speeds to be useful as clocks...
Deloth: "Dali's clocks! AUGH!"
Gibby: "Woah... how weird."
Metal Man: "Weird."
Yurie: *pulls out her dex and scans one...*
Dex: *DING.* "Chronometria. HP 20%. STR: X. SPD: 15 (+2) INT: 10 (+0) AC: 12. Quirks: Animated Object. Defense: 10 | 0. Attacks. Chronologic Blast (5%, +6) Slam (5%, +6) Info: An animated guardian of the Realm of Time created by the Time Lord. Rather weak, but they make up for it in numbers."
Metal Man: "Let's poke them to death."
Gibby: "You can poke... I'll just shoot." *He pulls out his gun.*
Yurie (GM): Yurie reels back, and pitches a starlight Rondo at one of the 'Metrias. Hit! She follows by jumping up and slashing at one. Hit! She lands, flicking her sword slightly as the Metria falls to pieces.
Yurie (GM): The metrias retaliate by swinging their chains at Yurie. 2 Hits.
Gibby points his gun at the 'Metria closest to him, and fires.
Gibby then looks to the one on its right, and shoots that. He hits the one that was just shot with a running kick. Hit. He then wraps it up with a punch.
Yurie: *Deth!* The metria shatters.
Gibby leaps back.
Deloth aims a Bomb Kick at one of the remaining Metrias.
Deloth follows this up with a Flare Swipe.
Yurie: Hit. That Metria shatters.
Metal Man: "Wow... I may not even need to touch those clocks if you keep on breaking them."
Gibby: "They're pretty easy."
Deloth uses a One-Two Stab on the next clock thingy.
Metal Man: "Go Deloth! Whup those clocks!"
Deloth aims a solid kick to the clock.
Yurie (GM): Deloth misses... um... Deloth manages to land back on the platform, instead of falling to his doom.
Deloth: "Whew. This place is nuts."
Metal Man: "It all is held together by logic."
Deloth: "And it's nuts."
Yurie: "More like the Time Lord's will... this is where he studies time after all..."
Metal Man laughs at Deloth. "No... Charles is nuts. Eggman is nuts. So are peanuts."
Garrick walked calmly with the others, hands in his pockets. He hadn't spoken since they arrived at the kingdom a while back.
Metal Man: "This is organized in a way that we can see it." *He whips out his baton, and turns on the electrical part.* "We've gotta be prepared for more of those wacko clocks."
Yurie continues walking up the stairs, then stops at the edge of a platform.
Yurie (GM): The stairs have disappeared, replaced by a series of large, floating clock faces, sans hands...
Yurie: "...alright... time to start jumping..." *leaps across the pit and onto a clock...*
Metal Man: "Jumping? Great."
Deloth uses his wings to hover from platform to platform.
Garrick shrugs and jumps from clock to clock.
Yurie (GM): The ticking noise is growing louder...
Metal Man gets a running start, and leaps from the current platform from clock to clock, causing minor tremors on each clock, due to his weight. The others can also hear the clank of his boots landing and jumping repeatedly.
Deloth: "Er, you guys hear something ticking?"
Metal Man: "That noise really grates my ears."
Yurie (GM): The group continues to bound from clock to clock, making their way up the hourglass. They soon arrive at another platform, with a helix-like staircase leading upwards to another platform.
Garrick calmly, silently, walks up the stairs toward the next platform.
Deloth starts walking up the stairs.
Metal Man: "I wonder why everything is leading upwards."
Yurie walks up as well...
Metal Man walks up the steps, his feet making a melodic clank-clank-clank-clank noise. "Do these steps ever end?"
Yurie (GM): The group arrives on another platform, which is now a nice, upwards spiral around the hourglass. They're now on the upper bell of the glass, and they can see all the glowing, multicolored sands through the perfectly clear glass. Inside the hourglass, scenes form in the sand... people, small towns, cities, all form from the sand, then collapse inwards...
Metal Man: "...Reminds me much of the construction of the timebox back home... Though too large, and it apparently contains something rather than being an empty box."
Yurie: "Let's keep going guys... time waits for no man..."
Metal Man: "I'm going, I'm going."
Yurie continues walking, then jumps back as a huge pendulum swings by, barely missing the ramp...
Metal Man: "What the?"
Yurie (GM): *...voosh!...Voosh!...voosh!
Metal Man looks for the pendulum, then times his advance to avoid it.
Deloth: "How are we going to get past that?"
Yurie: "Woah... that thing was huge..."
Deloth times a run past also.
Garrick quickens his pace to a run as he makes to pass the pendulum.
Yurie: Yurie and Deloth are clobbered by the pendulum, both taking damage.
Metal Man: "Ouch."
Yurie: "OOF!" *She climbs to her feet and dusts herself off.*
Metal Man continues ahead eagerly. "Let me take the next hit, if we find a trap."
Deloth gets up and keeps walking ahead.
Garrick shrugs and walks onward with Metal.
Yurie follows as well.
Yurie (GM): The path winds upwards, then doubles back, then doubles back again. From here, the Questers can see allll the way down... woooo... no ground... okay, keep going...
Metal Man: "My eye sensors detect a bottomless pit below us."
Deloth: "Yeah, no duh." *He looks around.*
Metal Man: "Yeah, no duh? That's illogical..."
Garrick "Hmpfs" at Metal's comment as he walks, looking along the path and hoping for a end to all these stupid stairs.
Metal Man: "No duh equals yes, it is a good observation. Then, Yeah and yes mean no... Your logic is hard to process."
Yurie: "I think we may be in space..."
Metal Man continues ahead, obviously impatient. "Are we there yet?"
Yurie (GM): The team soon arrives at a huge, semi-circular platform at the apex of the hourglass. Before them, atop the glass, is a gigantic geodesic dome, made of white glass, all having various numbers counting forwards or backwards, all randomized. Before them is what appears to be a mirror, as well as two large, odd looking statues flanking it...
Metal Man: "Woah... that's one huge hunk of glass."
Deloth: "Interesting decor."
Metal Man walks up to it, and looks at the dome up close. His mouth gapes at it.
Yurie (GM): Each statue is about 5' tall, seemingly made out of, what else, clockwork mechanisms. They seem to be made of a mix of bronze, steel, and iron, in the shape of a spiky-haired human. Their eyes are closed, and a long, curved sword is sheathed at their hips.
Garrick glances to the pair of statues, taking his hands out of his jacket pockets and balling them into fists.
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..."
Yurie: "Um... how do we get inside?"
Metal Man: "Inside? Let's see..."
Gibby scratches his head.
Metal Man taps the dome.
Deloth: "Nice-looking statues."
Yurie (GM): *ticktock... ticktock... ticktock!!*
Deloth: "Gah, that stupid ticking..."
Yurie (GM): The statues stiffen, their eyes popping open to reveal miniature time pieces. As one, they step forwards and draw their swords.
Deloth: "Yikes!" *He steps back quickly and draws his katana.*
Metal Man: "Hey... can't we be reasonable?"
Yurie draws her sword as well...
Metal Man backs up, his baton already ready for battle.
Garrick smirked. He knew that would happen, just by the looks of the place. He drops into his usual fighting stance, bouncing on the balls of his feet and watching for sudden movement.
Yurie (GM): They step forwards with a CLANK, then lower themselves into a fighting stance.
Metal Man: "Very well. CHAAAAARGE!!!"
Yurie pulls out her Dex and scans them.
Dex: *DING!* "Chronovarakai. HP 100%. STR: 20 (+5) SPD: 18 (+4) INT: X. AC: 14. Quirks: Animated Object. Defense: 10 | 1 . Attacks. Use Weapon (Sword) (13%, +7) Chonologic Break (10% +6) Energy Spike (5%, Very Fast, +10) Clockwork Gun (10%, +6) Call Chronometria (Summons 2 Chronometria) Info: An animated guardian of the Realm of Time created by the Time Lord. A great deal more dangerous than the Chronometria. Make sure to take it out quickly, before it calls for backup."
Deloth: "Chrono WHAT?!"
Metal Man: "Okay... let's gang up on the one to the right. Show that timer who's boss!"
Yurie: "You heard the man." *She rushes the first Varakai, then slashes at it.*
Yurie (GM): Hit. That's the problem with animated objects: Immune to crits.
Yurie: She follows it up with a slice-and-dice. MURDERIZE!
Metal Man watches Yurie viciously tear apart the clockwork enemies.
Yurie follows up with another slash. Then kicks him in the gut. Miss, Chain Broken.
Yurie (GM): The clockwork guy then attacks right back with his sword. And it misses. The second one points its hand at Metal. Its arm opens up, a long, pistol-like barrel sliding out, before it fires a blast of green energy at him.
Metal Man flinches as the attack is deflected off of his armor. Miss.
Garrick follows up Yurie's attacks with, hopefully, some of his own on the walking monstrosity. He starts off with a Roundhouse kick to the thing.
Garrick spins into a sweeping kick to knock it off it's feet.
Garrick drops his heel into the beast's chest..
Garrick backflips and gets out of the way quickly to open things up for Del.
Deloth slams a Flare Swipe into the chest of the right statue.
Deloth follows up with a Bomb Kick.
Deloth attacks the statue with a punch.
Deloth runs back to the group.
Metal Man runs at the weakened Chrono thing and goes to grab n' launch it, cartwheeling towards it while yelling a battle cry.
Metal Man (GM): Overkill.
Yurie (GM): The smash shatters the Varakai into a thousand pieces.
Metal Man then continues with a highly powerful punch towards the remaining enemy.
Yurie (GM): Miss.
Yurie follows up Metal's punch with a powerful sword slash.
Yurie (GM): Hit!
Yurie then followed with a Headwind!
Yurie (GM): Miss. The Varakai's chest opens up, revealing a large clock face. A beam of invisible force fires from it, towards Metal.
Metal Man's armor deflects that as well. Miss.
Deloth attacks with another Flare Swipe.
Deloth attacks with a Bomb Kick.
Deloth hits the statue with a punch.
Deloth kicks the statue. Then he whacks the statue with a sword slash.
Garrick moves to the backside of the thing while Del is smacking it around from the front. He waits for Del to finish up before drying his own foot into the small of the statue's back.
Deloth rolls back to the group. "Man, that felt good!"
Metal Man runs up to the offending timepiece and whacks it on the head with his baton. He misses, thwacking the air instead. "Traditional attacks just aren't as effective at times..."
Yurie (GM): Yurie slashes at the thing, once again. Miss. The varakai turns and stomps its foot, a spike of green energy jutting up from underneath Deloth's feet. CRITICAL!
Yurie (GM): It then follows by pulling out that gun and firing on Deloth.
Deloth gets slammed by the spike.
Deloth twists away from the gun shot.
Garrick growls and throws his fist straight at the beast's face, his balled up hand moving like it was blasted from a cannon.
Garrick spins on his heel and drives the sole of his boot into the thing's gut.
Garrick spins with the kick and sends a jab to it's chin.
Deloth uses a Bomb Kick.
Deloth follows up with a Flare Swipe.
Metal Man: "Alright! We crushed them without having to face more clocks."
Deloth victory poses.
Metal Man checks the debris they left, if any.
Yurie (GM): The Varakai stumbles back, its gears clanking... right before a pair of starbursts appear far away... right before a pair of large objects SLAM into where the Varakai is, crushing it.
Metal Man is nearly crushed, and falls backwards. "That was close!"
Deloth: "What the heck was that?!"
Garrick glances up calmly, clenching his fists tighter as he looks up at the "Objects."
Yurie (GM): They appear to be... MTA escape pods...
Metal Man: "...Huh?" *He looks for a place to open the escape pods.*
Deloth: "Did someone swipe our MTAs?"
Metal Man: "I don't think so... we left them back home. My dex would have reported stolen MTAs." *He opens the DEX, and notices 0 reception here.* "Well... one doesn't get good reception in an alternate dimension..."
Garrick just moves forward and makes to pop the things open.
Razor (GM): The door Metal is standing in front of suddenly pops open... and out tumbles Razor... who slumps to the ground.
Deloth: "Then that means..."
Metal Man: "Wha?"
Deloth runs over and opens the other pod.
Metal Man steps back, wondering how he got there.
Yurie quickly jogs over and gently shakes Razor, trying to wake him up.
Metal Man wonders why the other pod won't open.
Deloth: "What's wrong with this thing..."
Razor groans, his form stirring under his cloak as he slowly pushes himself up to his hands and knees. "Ugh... what the... what happened?" He looks up towards Yurie. "...I'm dead and I've gone to heaven..." He glances over and sees Garrick. "...or is it hell? Ugh... my head..."
Deloth tries to yank the door open.
Metal Man: "I'm sorry, but you probably would see Klumsy if if was heaven."
Garrick gives Razor a look before turning to the pod and leaning against it, watching the other pod to see just who's gonna pop out.
Deloth: "I could use some BLOODY HELP, here!" *He keeps trying to open the door of the pod.*
Razor shakes his head quickly, looking back to Yurie. He blinks a few times. "Wait a sec... we were out in space... you guys were at Saga..."
Deloth: "And now you're here."
Metal Man: "Why am I detecting high amounts of radiation?"
Deloth gives the door a kick.
Metal Man: "Well... not dangerous, but abnormal."
Razor: "...we destroyed the Quester Hunters' satellite... well... we disabled it... Robotnik tried to fire it anyways... and we got caught in the explosion. That's the last thing I remember..."
Aribar blinks and exits the escape pod... "What in the name of Whaller happened?"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... what was the cannon powered by?"
Razor: "Eh... wish I could tell ya, Ari... seems we've somehow wound up on Saga..."
Metal Man: "There is a good chance it was chaos emeralds..."
Aribar: "Great... Nintendus will probably fall apart without us."
Yurie: "Actually, no... we're in the Time Lord's realm... apparently, the blast was so powerful, it knocked you THROUGH the dimensional barrier..."
Metal Man: "Locos and Wolfman can... uhhh... yeah... you're probably right. I don't hold much hope for a madman and someone afraid of chaos theory."
Razor: "...wow... what a coincidence we landed here, eh?"
Metal Man: "Yeah."
Aribar: "Well... Uhh... How are you guys doing? Have you gotten any help yet?"
Metal Man: "We've gotten three tarots. If we can find the Time Master, that'll put us up to 5... Still a while to go, but the power of each master is something we've only imagined."
Razor: "Sounds... uhhh... good. Guess you guys have managed okay without us..."
Yurie: "Um... guys?"
Yurie is poking the mirror from earlier... causing it to ripple, like water...
Deloth: "Whoa, that's strange."
Yurie: "...I think I found the entrance..."
Metal Man: "I was right! That mirror was a warp."
Aribar: "... Shiiiney..."
Metal Man: "Why didn't it ripple when I poked it earlier?"
Deloth walks into the mirror.
Razor looks towards Yurie. "...guess... we go that way, then..."
Yurie: "Yup." *She follows.*
Yurie (GM): The world ripples, then solidifies. The Questers are now inside the dome, on a huge, circular platform shaped like a clock face, the numerals roman in design. All around them are gears, springs, sundials and clock faces. Beneath, through the glass of the platform, they can see the dancing sands of the hourglass...*
Aribar follows the others.
Razor: "...whoever made this place must've been seriously smashed..."
Deloth starts humming "Time Is On My Side" while he looks for the next path.
Metal Man: "Nothing unusual to me. Just that it appears we've been shrunk?"
Yurie: "No... we're inside the dome..."
Aribar: "So... The guy we're after is close by?"
Yurie: "This is his inner sanctum..."
Deloth: "I hope so."
Deloth: "Oh, dear."
Razor walks over beside Yurie. "...it's good to see you all again... sorry for going AWOL on ya... eh?" He stops, looking up and around.
Metal Man: "Who dares call us trespassers? We were sent by The Master of Magic."
Yurie (GM): The voice echoes and reverberates through the dome as the sands below shift, then spiral the looooooong way upwards and onto the platform, merging and fusing together...
Razor: "...that's... not good... is it?"
Garrick arches an eyebrow at it all, wondering exactly what this guy will be like..
???: "He knows better than to send fools into my realm!"
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight and readies to cast some spells. "Errm... I don't think this guy wants to be disturbed."
Metal Man: "Yes... but the truth is, would a fool reason with you?"
Razor: "...would it make a difference if I had no clue how I got here?"
Garrick: "...I don't think fools would be able to get past all the things you've set as traps so far." *He spoke calmly, for the first time in a while, up toward where the voice he guessed would be.*
Metal Man crosses his arms, his baton sheathed.
Yurie (GM): The sand finally fuses, then flashes, solidifying into a tall, well built male with bronzed skin and gray eyes. His clothes are a deep yellow, with blue trim and numerals running along the sleeves and the sash. A tall scepter floats by his side, tipped with an extremely large aerobolis, one of those multi-ringed navigational instruments...
Garrick motions for Aribar to sheath his weapon "We're trying to talk peace with the guy, not kill him."
Aribar sheaths his shortsword but still keeps his hand close to the hilt...
Deloth: "We just want your tarot."
Metal Man: "We do not want to hurt you. We ask your assistance." *He gets on his knees.*
???: "I do not like people in my realm. That is why I set it up here, at the rim of time itself. Now state your reason, and quickly."
Metal Man: "Without your help, Nintendus is doomed."
???: "My Tarot..."
Garrick: "No, we don't just want your tarot. We want your help."
Yurie (GM): His brows furrow as he growls.
Metal Man: "And what destroys Nintendus... will probably go after you next... Which is beyond our control at the moment."
???: "My Tarot is my assistance. If you wish it, then you'll have to do the same thing that Lord Gabrialis did."
Metal Man: "Hmmm?"
Razor leans towards Yurie, whispering. "...Lord Who?"
Yurie (GM): He whips his arms out, rising slightly off the ground...
Yurie: "I'll tell you later."
???: "You'll have to fight me!"
Deloth: "I did it again..." *He unsheathes his katana.*
Metal Man: "If you prefer brute force over a mind game, so be it."
Garrick: "...god, I'm sick of this... wish I had my 45s... alright, let's get this over with."
Aribar: "Yeah!" *Aribar's hand leaps to Moonlight and unsheathes the trusty blade.* "This ought to be fun..."
Metal Man gets ready for battle! "I really need to find a way to speed up..."
Yurie (GM): The Time Lord raises both hands up. The clock face glows, the numbers lighting up and flashing before it explodes upwards in a pillar of light.
Deloth: "It's a literal time bomb!"
Yurie (GM): *Chaos Stream.* owch. Yurie takes the brunt of it, then Garrick takes some, and Aribar gets nicked by it.
Yurie (GM): And both Metal and Deloth take only a tiny bit of damage, while Razor takes slightly more hefty damage.
Garrick doesn't get hit, cause he somehow manages to avoid the shot.
Razor: "Urgh..." *He steps back, flipping out his Dex to scan the Time Lord...*
Dex: *DING.* "Tempus, Lord of Time. Health 200%: 0% . STR: 16 (+3) SPD: 20 (+5) INT: 24 (+7) AC: 17. Quirks: Powerful Will, Mage, Legendary, Defensive. Defense: 10 | 1 . Attacks. Use Weapon (Scepter) (5%, +7) Chrono Allegro - Automatically go first every round. Chaos Stream (Hits all, 2 - 24% damage) Time Eclipse (20%, +7) Delay Order (+5 to hit, Target loses turn) Chronologic Shatter (15%, +7) Entropic Spike (10%, +7) Call Chronovarekai (Summons 3 Chronovarekai) Call Chronometria (Summons 8 Chronometria) Chronological Overdrive (Final Move, Instant Hit with next 4 attacks) Info: The Lord of Time, Tempus, is a dangerous magician with the ability to manipulate time itself. Hope you're feeling very lucky."
Razor snaps his right arm out to the side. Green energy coils about his hand and out as a black blade of energy extends from his palm. "...alright... let's dance."
Tempus: "Come then!"
Razor rushes head-on at Tempus, leaping forward to slash him across the chest.
Razor lands and raises the blade up before ramming it forward to Impale him...
Razor reaches out with his other hand to grab a hold of him by the wrist as he pulls out the blade.
Deloth: "Keep it up, Razor!"
Razor raises his blade back behind him. The aura around it crackles and flares up before he delivers a Soulcharged slash as he tugs Tempus towards him.
Yurie: Hit. End combo. 84%.
Deloth: "Alright, you really nailed him!"
Razor fumbles a bit and leaps back, snapping the blade behind him as he lands.
Yurie: Yurie slashes. Hit. 97%. She then follows with a Headwind.* Miss.
Garrick leaps over Yurie, seriousness all over his face as he sends a flying kick straight to the Time Lord's gut.
Garrick drops to the ground and sends a powerful Haymaker to the guy's face.
Aribar: "Hmp. You think your spells are so powerful?" *The elf magically enchants Moonlight with lightning energy and causes the blade to blitz with electricity. Aribar dashes up to his mage-like foe and thrusts his sword at Tempus's staff-arm.* "Take this! Bolt Slash!
Yurie: 107%. Miss.
Deloth attacks the Time Lord with a Flare Swipe.
Yurie (GM): The Time lord growls, then points at Deloth. A ring of light surrounds Deloth, turning into a clock face... which is then overshadowed. Miss.
Metal Man runs up to the Time Lord and bonks him on the head with his baton.
Yurie: Hit. 119%.
Metal Man follows it up with a baton throw, throwing the baton at the head of the lord like a boomerang.
Tempus growls, then raises his hands. "Come forth, my minions!" *He then glows, and vanishes into a billion particles of sand. The gears surrounding the platform glow, then fly off, rapidly forming into eight of those giant, floating pocket watches called Chronometria.*
Deloth: "Not more of them..."
Razor: "...flying clocks?"
Yurie (GM): The clocks in question SWARM Razor.
Deloth: "I'll take care of them. You guys go for the Time Lord."
Razor (GM): 3 hits.
Razor: "Gah! In case you didn't notice, he DISAPPEARED!"
Yurie (GM): The three who hit him follow up by spinning their hands and blasting him.
Razor (GM): One hit.
Yurie (GM): That last one whacks Razor again. CRIT! And again.
Deloth winces. "That's gotta hurt."
Razor grunts and finally slides out of the way of the attack. "...alright... now you've gone and done it..." He shouts as he Lunge attacks the one that just hit him so many times.
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Razor (GM): Well... he's dead...
Yurie (GM): One down, seven to go.
Razor whirls about, cutting another right across the middle.
Yurie (GM): Dead.
Razor charges up the Chaos Blade and slices into the next one to blast it apart.
Yurie (GM): Dead.
Razor charges up to another and rams his sword straight through it.
Yurie (GM): Dead. Okay, since Razor's accuracy is higher than these thing's ability to dodge, then they're all dead.
Garrick, apparently, goes next and moves to attack the, hopefully, reappeared Time dude. He fires off a sharp jap to his face.
Yurie (GM): A string of multicolored numbers slams down at Razor.
Yurie (GM): The time lord reappears in a blast of light, right behind Razor. He then snaps his fingers, a geodesic globe surrounding Razor.
Yurie growls, then dashes at the time lord and swings at him. *Miss.*
Garrick fires off a sharp jab to his face.
Yurie (GM): Hit. Time Lord HP, 67%.
Garrick follows up with a hard hook.
Yurie (GM): CRIT! Time Lord HP 83%.
Garrick sweeps low and knocks him off his feet with a kick.
Yurie (GM): CRIT MISS! Unfortunately, Garrick is about to sweep into a spike of green energy. HIT!
Garrick gets spiked.
Yurie (GM): He follows with another Geodesic sphere. The sphere encloses Garrick, then shatters inwards.
Garrick gets sphere shattered.
Yurie (GM): He then snaps his fingers, the circle of light surrounding Garrick, then eclipsing itself.
Garrick is finally able to dodge.
Aribar: "Hrm... Time for a more standard spell." *Lightning lances up and down the elf's only arm. Aribar extends his sword to point at his deadly foe and shoots off a bolt of lightning at his doomed target.* "Bolt!"
Garrick skids from a sideways roll and glares at the time guy. "You know, I've just about had it with this."
Yurie (GM): Miss.
Aribar: "Blast it! This guy is untouchable by my spells."
Deloth runs towards the Time Lord and attacks with a Flare Swipe. *C-CRITICAL!*
Yurie (GM): Time Lord HP 101%.
Deloth follows up with a punch to the Time Lord's face.
Yurie (GM): Miss.
Tempus: "Grrr... very well then... It's time you learn some respect..." *He reaches up and snatches his scepter out of the air, the Aerobolis glowing, then beginning to move."
Aribar: "This can't be good."
Deloth: "Agreed, old friend."
Yurie (GM): He raises the scepter upwards, then snaps it down. The world goes black and white, colors vanishing, except for his...
Deloth: "HEY! Put all the color back!"
Yurie (GM): *Ultimate Spell of the Time School: CHRONOLOGICAL OVERDRIVE!* Everything freezes... He then slowly turns, pointing his scepter at Razor. Razor is then promptly nailed, in rapid succession, by a two Time Eclipses, a chronological shatter, then a spike of green energy. The colors then snap back into place in a flash of light.
Deloth: "Good, the color's back."
Yurie (GM): He continues his attack by whacking Razor with his scepter.
Aribar: "... I propose that we shatter that staff."
Razor leaps back to avoid this attack, panting heavily, glaring at Tempus. "...alright... now... I'm angry..." He flaps his wings, lifting slightly off the ground. Flames begin to could around him, gathering mainly around his blade. "...Meteor... Rush!" He curls up before blasting forward like a bullet out of a gun, leaving a flaming trail behind him as his blade slashes to slice Tempus in the middle as he passes by.
Yurie (GM): Hit. Time Lord HP 141%.
Razor twists around as he brakes to a halt and rams the blade forward in an Impaling attack.
Yurie (GM): Hit. Time Lord HP 169%.
Razor then focuses his energy into the blade, Soulcharging it to release a pulse of energy into Tempus.
Yurie (GM): *COUNTER!* The Time Lord glows... energy backflowing onto razor as time seems to alter itself. *CHRONOMETRIC DISSONANCE!* Time flows backwards for an instant as Razor is promptly exposed..to his own Meteor Run attack. Razor promptly kills... himself... or does he? Gentlemen, say bye-bye to razor. Razor: -1 Life.
Yurie runs and slashes... blah blah... Hit.
Yurie (GM): CHRONOMETRIC DISSONANCE. Time Lord HP 183%. Hit.
Aribar tries to hide the sarcasm in his voice. "Oh, please don't use that attack on me! It will surely be the end of me..."
Garrick fires off another streaking Haymaker toward the guy's nose.
Yurie: Hit! Time Lord HP 196%. CHRONOMETRIC DISSONANCE! Hit. Garrick is hit by his own attack.
Aribar raises Moonlight into the air and casts yet another Bolt spell on his foe hoping that one of these years it'll hit.
Yurie: Miss. CHRONOM- oh you get the picture... ZAP!
Aribar: "Ah! Thanks for the recharge!" *Is healed by his own attack...*
Deloth growls and punches the Time Lord in the chin.
Yurie: CRIT! Deloth knocks the time lord UPWARDS...
Deloth: "Say bye bye to your spinal cord!"
Garrick: "...who wants the final smash?"
Tempus: "GAAAAAAAAAAAH! I WILL NOT BE BEATEN! CHRONOLOGICAL OVERDRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Garrick: "...oh hell..."
Yurie (GM): The world freezes and goes black and white again...
Razor is glad he's not there...
Yurie (GM): Garrick, Yurie, Deloth, Ari. They're all nailed with 4 consecutive Chaos streams. The world comes back into color as the Time lord lands on his back... he groans, then slowly stands, shaking his head. "Oi... fine... take the damn card..."
Deloth is breathing hard and injured, but still standing. "Finally."
Garrick falls to his knees. His eyes are glazed over. He is totally, completely, and utterly, trashed.
Yurie (GM): He snaps his fingers. instantly, the sands swirl upwards, forming into a tarot card with a stylized mobius loop on it... the Tarot of Time...
Aribar: "Hmp... I always did hate time altering people... . And time travel period."
Yurie (GM): *Received Key Item: Time Tarot.*
Garrick is currently coughing up massive amounts of blood.
Yurie (GM): He glares at Garrick, then promptly snaps his fingers... instantly, time halts, then rapidly rewinds. Everyone is restored to full health, and Razor is brought back at full health.
Aribar: "Wow... For one battle I didn't die."
Garrick shakes his head, then stands up and sighs.
Garrick: "...I think I have a new respect for magic after all this..."
Razor shakes his head slowly, Chaoverge now gone again. "That was... a painful experience..."
Deloth: "Er, guys... How do we leave?"
Garrick: "I'm sure our new friend here can give us a hand..."
Yurie (GM): He snorts, then snaps his fingers again.
Garrick also guesses that they are all back at the beginning of this little dungeon, all together, with the Tarot. Once they get back to the entrance of where ever it is they are, he shoves his hands in his pockets and walks to the ship, if they need to.
Yurie: Unfortunately, the Questers don't end up at the entrance, they end up right back in Blue's room.
Editor's Note: And in the same action, Tempus managed to send everyone back to the 18th OOCly, allowing for the future events mentioned in this log to be spoken of... even though they hadn't happened yet...
Razor blinks a few times... and once more whispers in Yurie's ear. "...ooookay... where the hell are we now?"
Aribar: "Okay... I'm lost. Again."
Blue: "...I see you're back again... Do you have the tarots?"
Aribar: "Gah! Who said that?!"
Yurie (GM): Blue sits there calmly, watching Yurie as she pulls out both cards. He smiles, shaking his head.
Metal Man: "Yes, we do, I think so."
Yurie (GM): Blue takes the Tarots, inspects them front and back, then taps them both together. "I am, indeed, impressed with your skills. A deal is a deal."
Metal Man: "Yeah. He'd give us his tarot if we got those other two tarots."
Aribar: "So... How many of these tarot things are left now?"
Garrick: "With his, five more."
Yurie (GM): He hands the tarots back to Yurie, then waves his hand. A circle of power forms in mid air, energy flickering up from the symbols on the circle before forming into another card, this one bearing an intricate, five pointed, star-shaped rune.
Metal Man: "Heh... a nice way to commemorate our fifth tarot."
Yurie (GM): *Received Key Item: Spell Tarot.*
Aribar: "Well... Now what?"
Blue: "You're welcome to stay the night, here in my tower... Me and Yurie have some... catching up to do..."
Yurie grits her teeth at that, then nods...
Razor raises and eyebrow and glances to Yurie.
Deloth looks at Yurie.
Garrick glances at Yurie, then at Blue. He shakes his head slightly and turns, leaving.
Yurie: "Thank you for your... hospitality."
Metal Man shrugs.
Deloth: "Looks like you two have a backstory."
Yurie shoots a glare at Deloth...
Razor: "Quiet, Deloth..."
Metal Man facepalms.
Deloth: "Riiight... I'll shut up."
Razor knows better than to butt in... Yurie had told him bits and pieces of her past before... and while she doesn't remember this guy... it'd probably be best to let it go... as much as this guy irks him...
Metal Man goes to leave.
Garrick is already long gone, having left a while before while everyone was talking...
Deloth: "I think I'll stay with you, if that's alright."
Yurie (GM): *That night, in the tower...*
Yurie sighs, standing outside on her balcony. They'd all been given suites in the tower's upper levels, all with balconies that looked out over the city, two to a room. She'd been bunked with Razor, Ari with Metal, and Deloth with Garrick, if they could find him. Right now, she was in a blue bath robe, having gotten out of the shower after her meeting with Blue, her eyepatch glinting slightly.*
Razor watches Yurie from inside the room, sitting atop his bed. She'd been pretty silent... and so had he. Finally it gets to him, and he stands up and walks towards the balcony. His armor is off and set aside... the smooth gray Stone of Chaos now hanging around his neck like a pendant. His now shorter hair is falling down over his forehead a bit, and his feet are bare. "...hey..." he says quietly as he reaches the entrance the balcony.
Razor: "...you feeling alright? You've been real pensive ever since you got back..."
Yurie: "...lets just say that I'm not really happy that my past is catching up with me."
Razor: "...wanna talk about it?"
Garrick (GM): Slightly lower and to the right of the balcony Yurie was on was a larger one, housing a sort of garden with a large open area in the middle. Garrick stood in the center of it, lost to the world. It seems even out of the stadium he didn't give his normal customs up. He moved in various directions, throwing punches and kicks at the empty air around him, some of them glowing red, copper, or white from the various energies put in. He never stopped, never slowed down, he just kept going at it. Small grunts and yells echoed out, showing his effort.
Yurie: "Not much to say..When I was younger, Blue and I... were kinda... involved together..."
Razor blinks a few times. "...you... and him? Did it turn sour at some point?"
Yurie: "That was before he became Prime Adept and stuff... let's just say the breakup was..impressive. I'm surprised he helped us at all."
Razor: "...he doesn't exactly seem to be the nicest guy in the world..."
Yurie: "He's kinda been through a lot. Killing your brother in a mages duel and having to face off with the lord of hell himself kinda screws with you a bit."
Razor steps out onto the balcony and puts his hands on the railing, looking up towards the sky. "...I see... I guess I can kinda sympathize with him there..."
Metal Man would be writing in his adventure log about now... occasionally writing plans and stuff on the side.
Deloth is hunched over his Smash Dex, inputting new entries.
Yurie: "Yeah... there are a lot of people who carry scars on this world... most of them are the greatest heroes..."
Yurie (GM): Meanwhile, down where Garrick is practicing...
Garrick continues his quiet training, throwing punches at the air, as if trying to hurt it as much as possible.
???: "Well well well... isn't this intriguing... a human who thinks he can hurt the air..."
Razor nods slowly. "...true..." He falls silent for a time as he gazes into the sky. "Yurie... it's good to see you again... I'm sorry I couldn't have come back sooner."
Garrick hesitates sightly, then turns to the voice.
Yurie (GM): The voice comes from a very shadowy figure standing atop one of the topiaries in a slight crouch, balancing neatly atop the small tree... it's like a living shadow, cut out neatly from the night sky.
Garrick hmpfs softly before going back to his punches and kicks "...something I can help you with, stranger?"
???: "Oh no nono... I'm just absolutely -curious- by the new people who have shown up at this lord's castle! You're not from around here, are you?"
Garrick: "Obviously. What are you supposed to be? The Master of Shadow, one of those Tarot people? Or some evil this world has dealt with before and haven't totally locked away?"
Yurie (GM): The shadow man hops off of his perch, the shadows melting away slowly, revealing a man about the same height an build as Garrick. However, that's where resemblance ends. His hair is dark red, spiked and pulled back in a puff above his head. His skin is very, very pale, contrasting his red eyes and boxy, pointy ears. He's dressed in a rather odd ensemble, a gi made out of black leather, spurred boots, and a white sash...
???: "Me? A Lord? Oh lords have mercy, you -must- be new around here."
Garrick: "Once again, obviously. Now, tell me who you are before I knock your head from you shoulders."
???: "Tut tut... such hostility!"
Garrick: "Yet the question remains."
Yurie (GM): The man bows gracefully, his spurs clinking gently.
???: "I am Zozma, one of the Charm Lord's servants, and it's my business to know things that most people would not care to learn."
Garrick smirked slightly "So I take it your Lord heard about the various trouncings and sidings of five of the ten Lords, decided to figure out who was doing such, and sent you to get information." He arched an eyebrow at him as he stopped his training, folding his arms across his chest and looking to him.
Zozma: "I'm shocked! Astounded! A human that actually has a brain! Be still my heart!"
Garrick: "Uh huh... so what are you then? A demon?"
Zozma: "Nothing quite so heinous. I am a Mystic, and nothing more... or nothing less. But if you want to find out, you'll have to beat it out of me." ^.^
Garrick: "Nah, no thanks. I'll be sure to kick your ass when we come after your Lord."
Zozma: "A cheeky one, aren't we? But the problem is, do you know -where- the Charm Lord is?"
Garrick: "Myself, no. But I will learn."
Zozma: "Tell you what, -human-. If you can defeat me in a fight, then I'll tell you where you can find my Lord... if not... well... we'll see."
Garrick: "While I would love to take you up on that offer, I'm afraid I got ahead of myself. I'm not here to fight, I'm here to talk. I'm supposed to be forming friendships, and your Lord is one of those who I should be forming said friendship with."
Zozma: "You're not fun at all..."
Garrick: "Sorry, but I don't fight unless threatened or asked. And only if I see a reason to."
Yurie: *meanwhile, upstairs.* "Don't worry about it so much... People have things to do. I noticed your odd sword from earlier..."
Razor nods slowly. "Yes... the Chaos Blade, Chaoverge. I lost it and this stone here when I first came to Nintendus." He pulls the stone from around his neck and holds it. Looks like a boring old shiny gray rock. "...I thought we'd need their power for what was coming..."
Yurie: "I'm impressed... but a magic sword and a stone isn't going to help much... we need to hurry and find the other seven lords..."
Razor: "Will they all be as reluctant as that Tempus fellow?"
Yurie: "Nah. He's kinda an anomaly. He used to be a wizard, here in the Magic Kingdom. However, his studies of time magic made him a little bit..weird, so he exiled himself from Saga and set up his own realm, where he could study time itself. What did you think was inside that gigantic hourglass?"
Razor: "...sand? Heh..." He turns towards Yurie now, leaning back against the railing. He's fiddling with the stone in his fingers. "...where to next?"
Yurie: "There's several places we can go to... there's still the Speed, Charm, Blade, Hero, Machine, Monster and Ring lords remaining... I know where we can find the Blade Lord and the Ring lord... but the others are going to be hard to find... and I really don't want to confront the Ring Lord..."
Razor nods slowly. "Then maybe we should get the Blade Lord out of the way first." He pauses. "...this place... it feels so different..."
Yurie: "Whatcha mean? We're on a different planet after all..."
Razor: "...not just that, though. The aura of the place... the balance is off." He holds up the stone. "...back on Nintendus... this feels just like a normal stone... but here..." He holds it out towards her. If she would take it, she'd feel a tingle coming from the stone.
Yurie touches, then pulls her hand back. "...lets just say that that sort of artifact is in opposition to the temple here..."
Razor The tingle would linger for a bit before slowly fading. "...it's an artifact of chaotic origins... perhaps so." He squeezes the stone in a fist. "...Yurie?"
Razor: "...I want you to know... I missed you while I was away... I...worried a bit too."
Yurie: "...thanks Razor."
Razor: "...please... you can call me Drakin if you like..." He smiles warmly. "That's me... real name."
Yurie: "Drakin huh?"
Razor nods slowly. "...yeah. ...it's late... we should probably get some rest for tomorrow..." He starts to go inside, but stops to wait for her at the entrance.
Yurie nods, yawning slightly. "Go on in... I'll be there in a minute..."
Razor gives a faint smile. "...alright..." He then turns and heads on inside... where he crashes on his bed.
Yurie (GM): The team has finally defeated the Time Lord, but now new mysteries are cropping up... Which Lord will be next? Who is this mysterious Zozma, and his master, the Charm Lord... and what's the significance of the Chaos Stones' weird vibes. Tune in next time for SSQ, Super Smash Quest.