Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 104: Cannon Chaos
Date: November 22nd, 2004.
Metal Man (GM): The ground is shaking. Stuff is cracking. There's a mess everywhere. The center of this disturbance has been pinpointed to Mystic Ruin. Magellean tower.
Razor receives such knowledge from his dex, I'd assume...
Aribar: "Arrg! What are we going to do now?"
Razor: "...we stop him, of course... we're the only ones here. We can't afford to wait for the others."
Oak: "I'm afraid you will have to hoof it. All other forms of transport cannot operate with the electromagnetic interference."
Aribar: "... Goodie... But how will we cross the ocean to the Magellean Tower?"
Razor: "Who needs to hoof? Ari... think you could stand another flight?"
Aribar: "Oh! I forgot about your ability to fly... Sure."
Oak: "Ocean? Well... there's no time. You must go. It's to the Northeast."
Razor: "Roger that... let's move. We've got a crazy dictator to stop."
Aribar starts heading outside.
Razor follows behind Ari, tapping the stone in his chestplate lightly as they move.
Metal Man (GM): Outside, the ground has cracked, revealing veins of thin green throughout the ground. The path is up ahead, to a glowing tower. It looks almost like a second SUN.
Aribar: "By Whaller... What IS Locos doing?!"
Razor: "...he's being his usual self, I'd guess. He's not even chaotic... he's just crazy." His wings unfurl from under his cloak and beat a few times. "Ready to fly?"
Metal Man (GM): The cracks lead to the... sun thing. ...Even worse, there's a third point of light, above Locos's tower.
Metal Man (GM): The planet is shaking, and almost a moaning...
Aribar: "Arrg... He must be destroying the entire thing!"
Metal Man (GM): ~Esoteric Magellan~
Razor: "Gah! What the hell IS he doing?" He grabs a hold of Ari underneath his armpits and takes flight.
Metal Man (GM): There is widespread devastation. Razor moves relatively quickly, though it seems to take forever. Various towns are in flames or crumbling.
Razor: "...I've not seen this much destruction since the Superweapon was activated back home..."
Metal Man (GM): Then... there's something strange. A bunch of ships landed on the ground, a point of light, and the QH insignia. There's a huge radar satellite that's just been put up.
Razor: "...Hunters? What are they doing here?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers overhear something.
Aribar: "No idea..."
Blackmask: "Hurry! Hurry! We must aim our superweapon to save the world!"
Scientist: "We're moving as fast as we can..."
Metal Man (GM): Blackmask picks the scientist up and throws him into the ground.
BlackMask: "That isn't GOOD ENOUGH!"
Metal Man (GM): Blackmask then wanders off, and leans on the black box. They haven't noticed the Questers, since there's plenty of earthquakes.
Aribar: "Please don't tell me we'll have to face that guy... ."
Metal Man (GM): Besides Mr. Black Mask, there's nobody of real strength there.
Razor: "SAVE the world? Them? Don't superweapons usually destroy things?" He looks up towards the tower, then back down. "Unless... they want to stop Locos... we can't let them kill Locos... but we can't let Locos destroy the world either..."
Metal Man (GM): A meteor hits the mountains nearby, though it's more of an aesthetic thing than damaging.
Aribar: "... So does that mean WE can kill Locos?"
Metal Man (GM): The satellite dish hums to life. It points a red targeting beam at the tower.
Satellite Computer: "Aiming mechanism online. Targeting satellite 1 of 13 aimed."
Razor: "...I hope it doesn't have to come to that... but we've got to stop THEM first!"
Satellite Computer: "Standing by for further commands."
Razor: "...should we land and take action?"
Black Mask: "Excellent! Now... once all the others are aimed, we can kill that maniac and save the world... then take over the newly weakened Questers..."
Aribar: "Well, it looks like we have to. It will be a tough fight... Let's do it."
Scientist: "P-p-p-please don't hurt me..."
Razor drops to the ground. "Alrighty... let's get this show on the road..."
Black Mask: "Who said that? Was it you?"
Metal Man (GM): The Scientist hides behind the satellite base.
Black Mask: "Who's there? Alys? Questers? Metal Sonic? That annoying Ivan?"
Razor turns to Aribar and whispers. "Should I take out the satellite?"
Black Mask: "Don't tell me... it's Robotnik. You need MORE power?"
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight and nods to Razor. The elf whispers, "Yeah... Or at least damage it."
Metal Man (GM): The satellite is an easy target.
Razor nods and turns towards the satellite. "Meteor..." Chaoverge takes form and bursts into flames. "...rush!" He dashes forward with awesome speed, coming from nowhere and slicing it right across the support for the dish.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO.* The Satellite falls down.
Black Mask: "...That's it... you're not getting away from this."
Aribar dashes onto the scene as well. "'allo again, Mr. Mask!"
Metal Man (GM): Black Mask presses a button. The black box opens, revealing a black android.
Black Mask: "Meet our new weapon... the Symar Catastrophe!"
Aribar: "Eh? What is this?"
Metal Man (GM): The Android turns to Razor and Aribar, and immediately fires lasers at them.
Razor twists back around, his cloak finally catching up with him. "...geez!" *Blast.*
Black Mask: "Kill them! And you, Scientist... GET STARTED ON THE BACKUP SATELLITE!"
Scientist: "Y-y-yes sir..."
Metal Man (GM): The Scientist presses a button, and another satellite dish unfolds. He starts programming it.
Aribar sinks Moonlight into the ground and pulls out his Dex... The elf tries to quickly scan this Android.
Dex: "...Two targets scanned. ...DING! Obsidios, lord of Darkness. His true identity is hidden by a mask. Beware of his dark powers. ...DING! Prototype Secret Weapon. This Android is made out of a Kevlar-like substance. It can destroy entire armies."
Aribar: "... Is that bad?"
Dex: "Unknown defensive capability."
Razor: "Not particularly... Kevlar is light body armor... whoopie." He lifts Chaoverge and slashes in the air to the side. "Alright... let's do this..."
Metal Man (GM): The robot slowly walks towards Razor, about to fire. Obsidios walks over by the scientist, and watches the battle.
Razor rushes straight at the Android... and past, lunging out to slash it as he passes by. *Lunge!*
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits it. ...No damage. It bounces off... in fact, it could have broken the weapon if Razor wasn't so good at handling it.
Razor: "What the... Gah... take this! Wing Crush!" He snaps his wings in the direction of the Android, sending a charged vacuum burst at it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. No damage. It's absorbed. The Android hasn't even moved.
Aribar: "Hrm... This isn't good."
Scientist: "Almost done..."
Razor: "...still nothing..." He jumps back, ending his combo and falling on the defensive.
Metal Man (GM): The ominously silent Android is still walking towards the Questers and about to fire. It has been unaffected entirely by Razor's attacks.
Razor: "Zap it!"
Aribar quickly chants a few arcane words and his sword is empowered with an electrical might. The half-elf then dashes towards the (hopefully) doomed android and Moonlight lets out a howl as the blade is swung towards the android. "Yaaaah! Bolt Slash!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hits him... it's absorbed into the armor, making a piffly spark.
Aribar: "Ummm..." *The elf backs up before speaking more arcane words of magic and a Bolt spell is launched from his sword's tip..*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar misses him. But only from bad aim.
Metal Man (GM): The Android points its right-arm mounted blaster at Aribar, and unleashes a huge cloud of electrical blasts. Each one that hits something explodes, flinging dirt and stuff everywhere.
Scientist: "All done."
Aribar cringes and ducks down to avoid the blasts but is hit each time... Is that electric damage?
Satellite Computer: "Satellite beam re-established."
Aribar blinks and stands up... He looks better than ever! "Hmp. That the best you've got?"
Metal Man (GM): The Android doesn't even care that Aribar was unaffected. It turns to Razor, and does the same.
Razor manages to dodge two of them, but gets nailed by three... "This isn't going to work!"
Obsidios: "Great. Now, the android shall terminate them!"
Scientist: "...B-b-b-but wasn't it programmed to chase the enemy until they were dead?"
Obsidios: "Of course! But... that doesn't matter. They won't run."
Razor glances around quickly, looking for some of those nice big crevices that were showing.
Aribar: "Oh? And why won't we run?"
Metal Man (GM): Well, there's a big one right behind the satellite.
Obsidios: "Because it will chase you to the ends of Nintendus! And destroy everything in its way..."
Razor: "That's what I'm betting on! Come on, Aribar!" He grabs the elf if he can and takes flight, flapping his wings hard to rush over the satellite and past the crevice, landing on the other side.
Aribar: "So what if you got into its way? Eeeh!"
Metal Man (GM): The Android turns around. It then starts firing at the satellite.
Razor: "Come on you stupid hunk of junk! Ha!"
Obsidios: "NO! Stop that! I command you to stop!"
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios walks up to it, and summons a bolt of darkness the size of a jetliner to hit the machine from above. After the smoke clears... the machine blows away Obsidios with lasers and incinerates the scientist.
Obsidios: "Argh..." *Passes out.*
Razor keeps backpedaling. "Come on... let's get some distance!"
Metal Man (GM): Then it blows the satellite to pieces... which fall into the cracks. Things explode as the Questers run from it.
Aribar: "Uhhh... This is bad, huh?" *starts to run after Razor.*
Metal Man (GM): There's also another satellite station, with yet another black box. Shadow is relaxing, sitting on a chair. The satellite is online.
Shadow: "And they said saving the world was hard? Hah!"
Razor: "If this thing's as dumb as I think it is... no." He turns back around after putting a respectable distance between the two... to see what had become of the android.
Metal Man (GM): The Android has jumped the crack, and is blowing away trees and stuff, walking towards Razor's position. A few badly-aimed shots fly over the Questers' heads.
Razor: "Hmmm... not that smart... but it might work just as well." He looks up towards Shadow's position. "Let's try to get on the other side of this setup, let the android do its job."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow suddenly gets up, after seeing one of the shots blow up a tree near his position.
Shadow: "...What in the name of Maria is going on?"
Aribar: "Eep! I wish I had my Mage Armor spell... ." *Continues following Razor.*
Shadow: "What are you two doing here... and what is that Android... "
Metal Man (GM): Shadow leaps out of the way of a shot, which smokes the satellite.
Shadow: "Deploy the android! Destroy the other one!"
Razor: "I wish I could heal... damn this hurts." He looks up towards Shadow. "Oh... heh... hehe..." *Flee!*
Metal Man (GM): A black box in Shadow's camp opens, and the Android comes out.
Shadow: "Wait... no... that'd be bad. Chase them!"
Metal Man (GM): As Razor runs, he sees Shadow and the two Androids get aboard some sort of floating platform.
Razor: "Oh... balls..."
Shadow: "DESTROY THEM ALL!"
Metal Man (GM): It starts raining lasers.
Metal Man (GM): It's like one of those World War II movies. Everything is exploding and flying everywhere.
Razor: "There's only two of us yo- waaah!" He grabs Aribar and takes flight again, swerving about the lasers and such.
Aribar: "Eeeeh! Warn me next time you do that!" (Both of us?)
Metal Man (GM): Razor miraculously makes it airborne, avoiding clouds of particle lasers. The Questers are flying away from a chasing platform. The fortress of Locos is straight ahead. They're over the ocean. Lasers fly everywhere.
Shadow: "Give it up... you can't win! There's 11 more of these, and all of them have been activated!"
Aribar: "... Bolt!" *The elf tries to clumsily aim a Bolt spell near Shadow to shut him up.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hits him. *BZAP.*
Shadow: "Grrr... you'll pay for that!"
Metal Man (GM): The Androids open fire on Aribar... just causing him to be healed yet more.
Metal Man (GM): Razor spy a nearby ship. Robotnik's Egg Carrier MK 3.
Razor: "Aribar... you thinking what I'm thinking?"
Metal Man (GM): It's unshielded, and close to Magellean's tower.
Razor beelines for that ship.
Aribar: "... You're thinking that if we poured gravy on the robots they would blow up? Great minds think alike!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow pulls out a radio.
Razor: "Maybe that would work... but this is a little more practical."
Shadow: "Robotnik! The Questers are coming! Prepare to attack!"
Robotnik(Radio): "What? Questers, here? I'll smash them into pieces!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship starts turning. Razor gets aboard... The ship opens fire on Shadow and the Androids.
Shadow: "NOOOOO!!! WATCH OUT WITH THAT LASER, YOU BIG BUFFOON!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow attempts to avoid. Failure. *BOOM.* Shadow is blasted, and falls into the Ocean, crispy. The Androids are not effected, but they fall into the ocean. The Questers are on the main deck.
Razor: "That worked..."
Metal Man (GM): Alarms are going off.
Razor: "...but... uhhh... might not be a good idea to stay for too long..."
Metal Man (GM): A door, where the cabin is, opens up.
Metal Man (GM): It's Robotnik, in a mecha, which has 7 Star Stones in the sides of it.
Robotnik: "Get off of my ship, you fools!"
Razor: "Oh boy..."
Robotnik: "I have no time for this!"
Aribar: "Uhh... We just came to borrow a cup of sugar?"
Razor: "Hey... he's a hobo, not a fool... get it straight..."
Robotnik: "Enough chat... time for splat!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's mecha shoots a rainbow-colored laser at Aribar.
Razor: "...and here I was about to thank you for getting Shadow off our backs..."
Robotnik: "What? NOOOOOO!!!"
Computer: "Laser malfunction: Too much power."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOM.* Robotnik is charred black.
Razor: "Ha... typical..."
Robotnik: "You'll pay for this!"
Metal Man (GM): Then, he and his craft falls through the deck.
Razor: "...uhhh... don't blame us..."
Razor: "...are you as confused as I am?"
Aribar: "How... Ummm... Anticlimatic?"
Razor: "...uhhh... now what?"
Metal Man (GM): The bridge entryway is open.
Razor: "Guess we... uhhh... borrow the ship?" He walks towards the bridge.
Metal Man (GM): The controls are very simple. It has a basic radar, which shows 12 blips coming towards the ship. And a large, yellow blip, for Magellean's tower. A joystick controls which direction it moves in. A huge red button activates all weapons. A blue one turns on the shield. A green one turns on the windshield-wipers. Then there's some crazy white buttons scattered willy-nilly.
Aribar: "Uhh... Ooookay."
Metal Man (GM): And a polished gold button, which has been used so much, the lettering is gone.
Razor: "Well... what are our options?"
Aribar: "Should we take out the other satellites before going after Locos?"
Razor: "...yeah... that tower might not be too safe if it's going to get blown to bits... but those little blips are worrying me..."
Aribar: "I say we press that gold button!"
Razor: "...Uhh... go ahead and push it... looks important..."
Aribar rushes over to press the button... Oooh... Shiiiiiiiiiney.
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK.*
Computer: "DEATHRAY ACTIVATED!"
Razor: "Ooooooo... nice one! Aim it out there!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship fires a HUGE deathray... at Locos's tower! It apparently turned around while the Questers were watching Robotnik. ...Wait...
Aribar: "... For once we won't be on the receiving end! ... Oops."
Metal Man (GM): The Planet looks better now that the ship is firing at the tower...
Computer: "The tower is drawing less energy from the planet, and switching to power from the energy beam."
Dex: "Data analysis complete."
Aribar: "... Yes! This is great!"
Dex: "If you get enough energy to hit the tower, it will no longer use the planet's energy. At the same time, it will blow up the Quester Hunter's base. You need 'More Power' as of now, though. 1000% of 3000% has been diverted. Robotnik is stuck in the bottom of his ship..."
Aribar: "... Razor, activate the other weapons on this thing! It will definitely do Nintendus a world of good, no pun intended, if we stop Locos from using the planet's energy."
Razor: "...huh... isn't THAT convenient..." He moves to activate all the energy weapons on board the ship.
Aribar: "... Well... Err... Dex, would the other weapons fuel the tower?"
Computer: "All energy, including the 7 stars, are already in use. Please deactivate death ray and try again."
Razor: "...gah... that's no good..."
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* Something lands on the deck.
Razor: "...what the hell was that?"
Aribar: "... What if the Quester Hunters activated their las--Gah! Huh?"
Computer: "Warning. 11 Intruders aboard. Activating defense systems."
Metal Man (GM): It's 11 of those black androids! They are suddenly attacked by traps, but it doesn't really effect them.
Razor: "Eleven... wait... stop! It's those androids! Maybe we can use them! Bring the ship a bit closer and prepare to abandon!"
Computer: "...Cannot comply until the safety of Dr. Robotnik is obtained. Procedure will activate once he is freed."
Razor: "Aww... balls." He tries to find that big hole in the deck where Robotnik went down.
Aribar sighs. "Where is he? The bottom of this ship? What could we do to help him?"
Razor: "Get him OUT of here!"
Computer: "Robotnik is in the bottom of the armory. Intruders are breaking down the door. Please hurry."
Metal Man (GM): There's an elevator inside the bridge. The hole in the deck is outside.
Aribar: "Well... Umm... You're the one with wings! You fly him out of here... I guess... I can try and hold back those androids."
Metal Man (GM): The Androids are attacking the closed door to the bridge.
Razor: "We're both going down, one way or another..." He gets into the elevator and waits for Ari before going down.
Aribar heads over to Razor.
Razor goes doooooooooown.
Metal Man (GM): Explosions go on above the Questers.
Computer: "Bridge has been breached."
Metal Man (GM): Razor reaches the bottom. Robotnik is stuck in a hole, in his mecha. Light comes in from a hole.
Robotnik: "...It's you again!"
Aribar: "We've come to save you... ."
Robotnik: "...I'm not leaving without the 7 stars---Whaaaaaaa? ...Why would you need to... 'save' me, glorious emperor of the Eggman Empire!"
Razor zips out of the elevator doors the moment they open. "Androids are trashing the ship... can't save the earth unless we save you... ship won't listen until you're safe..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's stuck by a piece of metal on top of the cockpit.
Robotnik: "Then get me out of here! This worthless hunk of junk decided to malfunction at the WORST time."
Metal Man (GM): There's some fires nearby.
Razor runs over to free Robotnik from the mecha.
Aribar heads over to Robotnik. "Uhh... Where are the nearest escape pods?" He looks at the fires and ignores them... None of his spells can stop them.
Metal Man (GM): Razor manages to move the piece of metal off, buut Robotnik won't open the cockpit.
Robotnik: "Now then. Pry my pod out of the floor."
Metal Man (GM): There's an explosion nearby.
Computer: "Elevator breached."
Aribar attempts to help...
Razor: "No good... try to get a bit of leverage!"
Aribar: "Uuurg... I'm a mage, not some muscle-bound fighter!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik calmly fiddles with the controls. The Questers come CLOSE, but fail that time as well. It's wedged in there.
Razor flaps his wings as he strains.
Aribar tries one last time...
Metal Man (GM): The Questers create something worse than before.
Aribar falls backwards. "Oof!"
Metal Man (GM): The pod is now sideways... and it's crushing Aribar! Even worse, those androids blast their way out of the elevator. Aribar and the pod are stuck.
Razor: "Awww... son of a..."
Robotnik: "I'll try to hold them off... just think of something!"
Aribar: "Ow... Uhhh, Razor? A little help? Eheheh..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik presses a button, and the pod opens.
Robotnik: "The only way to escape is through this pod."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik leaps out, and starts firing at the robots with a laser pistol.
Razor: "Think... think think... I could try cutting the pod free... That won't work Robotnik, these things are invincible!"
Metal Man (GM): The robots seemingly laugh at Robotnik, even has he shakes his fist at them and shoots them in the head repeatedly.
Robotnik: "Invincible? Hah! Take this! And this! And... what? ..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik starts backing off. He runs behind the pod as more of those lasers blow up the armory around Robotnik and the Questers.
Razor: "Robotnik... can I cut the pod out?"
Robotnik: "Yes, but... there's a chance of cutting your friend and/or causing the pod to drop to its doom... I'll get in it. If it falls, at least I can escape... but I'll come back for you."
Razor: "...I can fly, I'll be alright..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik hops in, and closes the pod barrier.
Aribar: "... . I don't like the sound of this... But just do it, Razor."
Robotnik: "Now then, if you mess up, your friend will either be blasted to pieces by androids, be cut in half, or fall 500 feet to his death."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik ducks, as the robots hammer the pod with lasers.
Razor grips his wrist as Chaoverge swirls to life. The ethereal blade burns, and he lifts it before slicing in an arc around the side opposite of Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): Razor cuts it out, and it falls through a bit. It's floating now. Aribar manages to scramble back onto the floor. Robotnik opens the cockpit.
Robotnik: "Get aboard, before they blast us to pieces!"
Razor: "Let's go, Aribar!" He jumps out.
Robotnik: "Oh, yes... I'll leave those robots a little present..."
Aribar: "Err... Okay." *He leaps onto the ship last.*
Robotnik: "FULL POWER!"
Metal Man (GM): The mecha fires its own deathray, blast all of the robots backwards into the elevator. They aren't damaged, but they're stuck. *ZOOM* The mecha flies out of the ship.
Robotnik: "Now then, what was that about saving Nintendus?"
Razor: "...Robotnik... we need to deliver as much power as we can into that tower."
Metal Man (GM): Just as Razor says that, the ship careens into the tower.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.* A HUUUUUGE explosion engulfs the tower... and the pod. Luckily, the pod is only knocked around a bit.
Razor: "Uhhh... that's not good... is it?"
Robotnik: "If being blasted by an explosion equal to 1500 TNT boxes exploding at once is good..."
Metal Man (GM): The explosion clears: The pod, now smoking, goes to land.
Aribar: "Okay... Errm... Now what? Should we head to Locos's Tower and confront him?"
Razor pulls out his dex and scans the tower to check for power levels.
Aribar: "Oh, and Robotnik, you're working with the Quester Hunters, correct?"
Dex: "The tower is now at 3000%."
Robotnik: "Well... not if they sent robots to kill me! Those were Quester Hunter robots, correct?"
Razor: "Yes, they were."
Robotnik: "They not only ignored the damage they did, but made robots WITHOUT my help. Not only that, but INVINCIBLE robots. The nerve!"
Aribar: "Hrm... Do you know anything about the whereabouts of a certain prisoner, Erwin?"
Robotnik: "Erwin? Prisoner? He supposedly broke out."
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Robotnik: "Kefka was found jammed into the jail bars."
Metal Man (GM): *Beepbeep-beepbeep.* Denon's voice comes on.
Denon: (Radio) "We're about ready to fire the planet cannon."
Aribar sighs ...
Denon: (Radio) "Make sure to avoid the blast. It'll destroy all of Mystic ruins before that pathetic Tower can fire back. That is all. Over and out."
Robotnik: "...I believe we have another problem."
Razor: "...that's... not good... but wait. The Tower's at full power now, isn't it?"
Robotnik: "Yes, but it will fire in 15 minutes... and the planet cannon will fire in TEN!"
Razor: "...is there any way to delay the cannon?"
Robotnik: "There is no time. We must go to outer space!"
Razor: "...then let's get it done with."
Robotnik: "Hold on... with the Seven Stars, we can go to space via a modified Chaos Control. We will need something to fight them with. And we will only have 10 minutes... as much time as we may save, we'll have to be quick."
Aribar blinks, a bit confused.
Robotnik: "What do you Questers use to fight in space?"
Razor: "Last I checked, the MTAs."
Robotnik: "Okay... upload the coordinates from your smash dexes, and we'll be on out way!"
Razor pulls out his dex and does something to this effect.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's computer beeps.
Computer: "Coordinates received."
Aribar blinks, pulls out his smash dex, and presses random buttons still unsure what is going on.
Metal Man (GM): Another beep.
Computer: "Coordinates, life story, and location of Wolfman's office received."
Robotnik: "I didn't... QUITE... need all those other things... Oh well. Prepare for warp!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik types in rather quickly, revealing a chaos-emerald shaped button. He presses it. It glows, as does the whole ship. Suddenly, the ship starts flying up towards outer space at warp speed. The Questers see the air and stuff flying by. *FLASH* *FLASH* The Questers' MTAs appear. Then, in another flash, they're teleported into your MTAs. Then, it ends. They're facing the Quester Hunter satellite.
Razor: "Ahhh... it's been a while... you ready to go, Aribar?"
Aribar: "I'm not quite sure what we're supposed to be doing, but okay..."
Razor: "We're doing what we have to delay or prevent the firing of this cannon."
Robotnik: "There's someone in the way."
Razor: "Who is it?"
Jeff Maxwell: "It is I, Jeff Maxwell! It appears my impostor has come to be killed by my superior wrath!"
Metal Man (GM): It's him, all right. In his weirdly modified MTA.
Razor: "...this joker's still hanging around?"
Jeff Maxwell: "Even worse, you decided to attack my ally, Locos! He could have died from that explosion! I was considering retiring, until you decided to savagely attack my ally and impersonate me in front of SMITHY!"
Aribar: "Just... Shut up! You're giving me a headache with your high-pitched whining."
Razor: "...acceptable risk... now we're here to stop that cannon and keep him from getting blown to bits..."
Jeff Maxwell: "High-pitched whining? Look who's talking, the little kid with the shiny sword! Hogwash! You're going to blow him up by launching that satellite at him! And destroy all of Nintendus!"
Razor: "Hey hey hey... there's no time for this. If Locos is your ally, then why would you stop us from reaching that satellite? Better yet... what are YOU doing out HERE when you should be over THERE trying to do the same thing?"
Yurie (GM): Behind him, the QH satellite glows, halos of energy forming around the satellite. Energy crackles around those rings before three lines slide out, triangulating on the back of Jeff's MTA...
Aribar: "... Arrg... Enough of this! Bolt!" *The elf attempts to get a quick and honorless start on his opponent by Bolting him.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles would notice... for some odd reason, he's been given 3000% energy, thus causing all the mako energy to be returned to the planet.
Razor: "...oh... crap..."
Metal Man (GM): Jeff Maxwel's MTA dodges the bolt... but as a result, that leaves him vulnerable to those other attacks.
Yurie (GM): The energy rings flare, vectors of red energy slicing out... and neatly dividing the MTA into three parts: chest and head, lower body, and arms...
Razor boosts to the side...
Jeff Maxwell: "I'VE BEEN BETRAYED BY ARIBAR AGAIN! AHHHHH!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): His comms screen fades out as the pieces fall to Nintendus.
Yurie (GM): The com appears on Aribar and Razor's MTA screens. It's the black masked, black cloaked guy again...
Aribar: "'allo... Again."
Obsidios: (Comms) "That removes that insolent pest from our space... now, I suggest you clear out as well, before we deal with you the same way."
Razor: "...yeah... you can, y'know... stop firing the cannon now... planet's safe..."
Aribar: "Pah! You're a weakling. Why should we listen to you?"
Obsidios: (Comms) "Why should we? What sort of villains would we be if we didn't wipe out a civilization?"
Razor: "Non-crazy ones?"
Obsidios: (Comms) "I'm afraid you're quite wrong. The Mockery I made and sent obviously was too useless to perform its duties."
Razor: "Listen pal... we're stopping you... you can make it easier on both of us by just shutting down the cannon... or we can mount an assault and damage this excellent piece of hardware."
Obsidios: (Comms) "You're welcome to try." *the rings flare again, vectors of light slashing out through space towards the two MTAs.*
Razor smirks. "Let's see you stop us... let's go Aribar!" He boosts forward.
Aribar boosts his MTA forward as a large Moonlight sword appears in his mecha's hand... "This ought to be fun."
Razor was too busy boosting forward to dodge that one... it grazes him.
Razor: "Gah... keep moving!" He continues to boost forward, looking for anything that could be a target from this range.
Aribar curses and continues forward as his MTA's sword begins to crackle with electricity.
Yurie (GM): The vectors lash out again.
Razor rolls out of the way of the vector this time, ready for its attack.
Aribar: "Gaaah! I wish my MTA could absorb these..."
Yurie (GM): The Questers close in on the enormous satellite. It looks like a vertically suspended barbell, with several spheres bulging from the sides. There's a huge ring that is set at an angle, surrounding the satellite and slowly rotating...
Razor snaps his arm back, a large beam sword much resembling Chaoverge extending from the MTA's palm.
Charles is disgusted by the news about the mako.
Yurie (GM): The main cannon itself is located on the lower barbell... There are take two paths: outside the ring, or inside the ring, along the shaft of the dumbbell.
Aribar: "Can't we just turn back and let Locos destroy this thing?"
Razor: "We don't have time... this thing will fire five minutes before Locos' cannon will."
Aribar: "... I thought it was the opposite!"
Razor will choose the inner route as he continues towards the cannon... guess there are no targets.
Aribar sighs and goes outside the ring.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik has disappeared in the confusion, as usual.
Yurie (GM): Outside the Ring: Ari notices round black ports pop open... Red pinpoints form on the tips, searching for the moment, then looking directly at Aribar... then firing what appears to be streamers of black lightning.
Aribar: "Grrrr... I really wanna kill something. Preferably Locos."
Yurie (GM): Inside: Razor sees similar ports open... except there are ports both on the shaft AND on the inside of the ring...
Razor twists, dives, twirls, and performs all kinds of fancy maneuvers, emerging from the insanity without a scratch.
Yurie (GM): Aribar passes the ring as gray spheres emerge from the bottom of the ring. They flash towards Aribar, seeming to seek him out. The spheres impact with small blue explosions of light on the MTA.
Aribar: "Arrg... I'll need to abandon this thing soon."
Yurie (GM): Razor passes the inside of the ring as mechanical arms slide out, three of them, each one carrying what appears to be a multi-barreled canon. They target Razor, then open fire.
Razor (GM): 6 hits.
Yurie (GM): The blasts of red light slash along Razors machine... The Questers finally meet each other after this. More spheres slide out from the edge of the sphere, open up into mini satellite dishes, then fire long, blazing blue beams at the Quester MTAs.
Razor: "Gaha! We're through... are you alright Aribar?"
Aribar: "Grrrr..." *Cha-ching! Tons of badges on Aribar and his Mech are activated.* "Pissed off, but okay."
Yurie (GM): The Questers swerve around to face the cannon... which is a large dish set into the bottom of the sphere. Pylons surround it, orbs of green, blue, yellow and pinkish light producing streamers of lightening, which cluster and swirl within its center...
Razor: "Alright... we're here. Let's take this thing down!"
Aribar: "Grrrrr... I don't care if this kills me... THIS THING IS GOING DOWN! TERRORBOLT!" *A utterly massive beam of electric energy is shot at the cannon... Now watch it miss!.*
Yurie (GM): Questers Vs. The Divine Sin Cannon... the lightning connects... and does absolutely nothing...
Razor takes the time to SCAN the Cannon...
Dex: *ding!* "Divine Sin. HP: 5%. AC: 0. Attacks: None. Info: The Quester Hunters main cannon. Seemingly indestructible, unless you can uncover its secret."
Aribar: "... Arrg... I give up."
Razor: "Secret, eh?"
Aribar: "That was my strongest attack and it didn't even phase it!"
Razor flies in, taking a slash at one of those pylons.
Yurie (GM): HIT! The pylon crackles, then buckles inwards...
Aribar: "What did you do?" *The elf's voice is now dripping with depression.*
Razor: "The cannon itself is indestructible... take a shot at these pylons powering it though... they're not as durable."
Aribar sighs and casts Bolt on that Pylon.
Razor raises the blade up, charging it with energy before bringing it down for another slash.
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Razor follows the slash backwards, flying a short distance away before zipping in and Lunging out for another slash with the blade.
Yurie (GM): It's dead. The pylon crackles, then falls over, the orb vanishing. Three pylons left.
Aribar bolts the next Pylon thing...
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Aribar does a normal sword strike on it.
Yurie (GM): 'Tis dead. The gray spheres that swarmed Ari slide out, then rush towards Razor...
Razor curls up slightly, the blade held out to the side as flames begin to gather around it. "Meteor Rush!" He explodes towards the next pylon as though he were shot out of a cannon, slicing the pylon as he zips by.
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Razor twists around, slamming the left fist of the mecha into the pylon.
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Razor then grabs a hold of the pylon to TEAR it from the cannon.
Yurie (GM): Razor stabs his hand in... and it gets stuck. He take damage from the energy coursing throught he pylon.
Aribar does a weak Bolt.
Yurie (GM): Hit. The yellow pylon explodes. Razor takes additional damage from the explosion.
Razor: "GAH! Thanks a lot Aribar... This thing's falling apart!"
Yurie (GM): More of those satellite spheres float out..and target Ari.
Aribar mumbles, "Sorry."
Yurie (GM): Ari's MTA is OFFLINE.
Razor: "Damn... okay, time to end this... hyaaa!" He rushes to the final pylon, ramming his sword through it.
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Razor then grips his wrist as energy courses through the blade. It would crackle before emitting a pulse of energy into the pylon. (Soulcharge)
Yurie (GM): Hit. *KERBOOM.* The final pylon collapses. The energy flux in the center begins to ripple dangerously...
Razor: "...I think it's time to get out of here..."
Yurie (GM): The ripple slams into Razor's MTA... The cockpit ejects, saving Razor from a rather grisly fate... however, the flux also slams into the dish, sparks spraying about.
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly, the Questers hear something projected from nearby megaphones, as well as projected onto any and all radios, tvs, etc.
Robotnik: "Ha ha ha! Attention, all citizens of Nintendus! I have taken control of the most deadly weapon in all existence! The... errr... Sin cannon!"
Aribar sighs and mumbles to himself, "Great. Now that fat freak is going on another ego trip."
Razor: "Control... we just disabled the thing!"
Robotnik: "And to make an example out of all of you, I am going to roast the Questers alive!"
Metal Man (GM): The satellite starts turning, aiming at Quester HQ.
Yurie (GM): *crackle crackle..*
Robotnik: "Behold the glory of the Eggman empire! Ha ha ha ha! FIRE!"
Robotnik: "What? Core is critically damaged? Hogwash! FIRE!!!!"
Yurie (GM): The fluctuating energies crackle..then EXPLODE in a sphere of rainbow colored light... which also consumes Aribar's broken MT and Razor's pod...
Robotnik: "...Ha ha ha! Take that! ...Oh great... this is bad... Uhhh... yeah! Take that!"
Razor: "Geaah!" Razor raises his forearm to shield his eyes.
Robotnik: "You have 15 days to surrender to the Eggman empire! Yes..."
Metal Man (GM): The screen winks out.
Yurie (GM): The explosion fades... revealing most of the lower sphere of the QH base decimated, and Razor and Ari... gone... What happened to Razor and Ari? Will Locos manage to destroy the QH base with his cannon? These questions and many more, on the next SSQ: Super Smash Questers.
Metal Man (GM): And that ends our thrilling session.