Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 105: False Order
Date: November 24th & 25th, 2004.
Trivia: The Void outlasted almost all of the characters in this session.
Metal Man (GM): Charles is in his tower. The deathray is ready to fire. The power has miraculously been switched to non-Mako power. A strange explosion triggered it.
Ricky: "Sir, we're ready to fire."
Charles: "I am not under severe pressure. What the hell happened out there!?"
Ricky: "...I can't believe it... Eggman and about 11 androids simultaneously combusted on the energy collectors with the force of the 7 stars behind them. At least, his ship did."
Charles bashes his hammer into the ground with full force as he leaps from his chair. "THE POWER READINGS ARE BEING REDUCED. THE HUNTERS ARE GONNA KILL THE PLANET."
Ricky: "The Quester Hunters' cannon was aimed to kill us all, but then it suddenly was destroyed."
Ricky: "What do you mean? Their cannon was blown apart... Eggman... yes... he survived, because he went up there and blew up their cannon... killing two Questers in the blast."
Charles makes the Omega Cannon deactivate.
Ricky: "What? You're... deactivating the cannon?"
Charles: "Power down the systems and set the energy to reserves. I am not angry anymore. The waves of fate have conspired in the fates of an alternative. The plan has failed. One who has studied the power of concentrated energy knows that certain planets and its mako cannot be used outside its own atmosphere. The Hunter's base, being out in orbit, would not have been hit, but the mako would've dispersed. I had hope they would call my bluff, and fire at us. That way, I could simultaneously shut off their cannon while absorbing that same energy fired at us."
Editor's Note: Sorry, but that's BS. The previous log had you bent on destroying the planet. You're wrong, and you should be ashamed of yourself for trying to lie out of that one.
Ricky: "Huh... the Questers appear to have thought you were gonna destroy the world. Two, especially brave ones seem responsible for the energy reaction as well as the cannon exploding."
Charles: "Yet... it was not to be. A madman has stopped it, but at the cost of several lives. I have said time and time again."
Editor's Note: No, they saved the millions of lives you were about to kill by blowing up the planet over someone calling you "Magellian." Keep your @#$% straight.
Ricky: "Speaking of that madman..."
Charles: "I will not kill. Not on a genocidal scale."
Editor's Note: Liar, liar, entire Solarian planet on fire.
Ricky: "He's blown holes in the Quester Hunter satellite."
Ricky: "We've also found... a city... where Smithy's base is. Several Egg Carriers are launching towards us at this moment."
Charles: "This madness will EEEENND!" *gets to his chair and activates the emergency escape hatch.*
Computer: "Emergency escape hatch opened."
Charles: "Hold the fort! I'm headin' to the skies!"
Ricky: "Aye aye, sir."
Charles gets a tight grip as the chair is launched at high speeds. His breath is very short to the point of hyperventilation to keep up with the speed.
Metal Man (GM): Charles flies into outer space. Debris is everywhere. Fighting can be seen aboard the satellite.
Charles activates the space navigation, engine, and oxygen tanks. "Computer: Locate for life signs from General Erwin."
Computer: "Life signs discovered... satellite Floor 2. There is a breach in the wall that can be used."
Charles forwards up towards the haul breach. "Hack into the mainframe and attempt to disarm weapons systems."
Metal Man (GM): It's in the control room. There's a door up ahead. It's locked to prevent stuff being sucked out.
Computer: "Affirmative... subject Andross is in the way, though."
Charles gets out from the chair and presses the button to reduce it to the size of 1/5 of his back pocket. He picks it up and puts it there. He lets out a sigh, and wipes of his forehead with a sponge.
Computer: "He has locked down all systems."
Charles opens the door, goes through the opening, and closes it behind him and looks to the room.
Metal Man (GM): Charles is inside. It's a conditioned environment. And there... is Eggman. He's locked the other door.
Dr. Robotnik: "What the devil are you doing here?"
Charles puts his hand into his left pocket. "I'd ask the same question."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, after the cannon malfunctioned on me, the Quester Hunters tried to attack me. So... I blocked the door and am now trying to hack some fighter craft to pick me up."
Charles: "They'll attack anyone nowadays."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik clears his throat.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now then, what can you do for the Eggman empire? I need to get out of here, and set a self-destruct."
Charles: "What I can do is not be in your way. In return, do the same for me."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well... that's all good, but how does it get me out of here?"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* Something hits the door. *BAM* Again.
Charles: "Best move!" *readies his Frozen Hatred, but still makes a normal standing stance.*
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik pulls out his gun, and sticks in a fresh pack. *BAM* The door is blasted off, by a man in a green mask.
???: "Why... if it isn't the dictator twins... Why am I not surprised?"
Charles: "I've come for the hostage."
Dr. Robotnik: "Surrender, to the superior might of the Eggman empire!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik shoots the guy in the head several times, to no effect.
???: "Ha... what a silly gun you have there."
Charles just makes some tsking sounds.
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Locos.
???: "Hostage? I'm sorry, but we have no hostages."
Charles: "Quester Hunter?"
???: "I am one of the Thirteen Gentlemen. And you will become one of the dead!"
Metal Man (GM): The mysterious man draws a 10-foot long sword.
???: "This satellite is Quester Hunter property. And... I can't let you, mako-stealer, live. Or you..." *He points at Robotnik with the sword.*
Dr. Robotnik: "You cannot defeat me!"
Charles: "I did steal energy, but it would've returned to the planet."
???: "Just touching Mako is a crime punishable by death. You, sir, almost destroyed the planet in a day!"
Metal Man (GM): ??? grabs Locos by the neck and holds him to the ceiling.
???: "I'm going to watch you die... slowly..."
Charles coughs and gasps. "And..you... are no better?!"
Dr. Robotnik: "That's it!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik pulls out a red button.
Dr. Robotnik: "You leave me no choice!"
???: "What... a red button? What is that supposed to do?"
Charles: "I knew I could count on you, Robotnik."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik presses it. *BAM* An explosion occurs somewhere.
Computer: "Danger: Enemy Satellite has entered ranged. Collision imminent."
Charles: "I would've ...expected... a run away." ^_^;
???: "Argh! You little rat!"
Metal Man (GM): ??? throws Locos to the ground.
???: "You have no morals, do you?"
Charles gets back up.
Dr. Robotnik: "Anything for the Eggman Empire!"
Charles: "I know of the risks and consequences for the usage of a planet's energy, but unlike you, I only would've recycled it... not waste it like you. Now if you'll excuse me, I must hurry and rescue Erwin before this place is bombarded."
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* *BAM.* The alarms turn on, and the lights turn red.
???: "That's a shame... maybe I should launch you into the sun."
Metal Man (GM): ??? blocks the way with his sword, then points his palm at Locos.
Charles attempts to dash, with Frozen Hatred in tow, to leave the other way.
Metal Man (GM): Charles avoids a stream of electricity... Bolt... a powerful one. It hits the console. *BAM.*
Charles: "...Robotnik... Aribar... Ivo and you... Metal Sonic... WHY WON'T YOU LEAVE ME THE *bleep* ALONE!?" *starts up his legs in place, and charges at ??? with a Dash'n'Bash.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He blocks with that sword.
Charles: "I've done nothing but expand a bit and defended against your meaningless attacks!"
Dr. Robotnik: "...I'll get to that later. Right now, we need to deal with this monster."
Charles: "What is the harm in that!?"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik whistles real loudly. Out of nowhere, a mecha, an Arminator to be exact, appears.
Charles ears ring a bit.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now! I'll show you the power of the Eggman Empire!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik attacks ??? with a punch. Hit. *SMACK!*
???: "Insolent fool..."
Charles: "I regret for the things that I have done, but before you people sprung today's trap on me, I had done nothing to you."
???: "I summon the power of... ICE 3!"
Charles: "You had no reason to attack me before the events of today. I want answers now!"
Metal Man (GM): A wall of Ice attacks both of you. Robotnik is hit twice.
Dr. Robotnik: "You have my emerald!"
Charles instantly becomes steamed up again and walks up to the green mask, and attempts to deliver an uppercut to the chin and while green mask begins rising into the air, Locos spins counterclockwise 360 degrees to deliver a roundhouse kick to the mid-section to send the enemy soaring backwards.
Metal Man (GM): Charles manages to hit.
Charles forces a continue by smacking the green mask twice with Frozen Hatred.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Charles: "Now let's see if you can take a chill pill!"
???: "You cannot defeat me."
Charles: "And at the same time give me a reason why you are attacking..."
???: "You are intruders. Robotnik there destroyed our cannon, and you are aiding him in attacking us. Furthermore, you misused Mako for selfish gain."
Charles puts away his Frozen Hatred.
Dr. Robotnik: "Come on! Bash him to pieces!"
Charles walks to a wall, and puts his elbow to it, and puts his head to his hand and shakes his head. "Robotnik... your move. I quit."
Dr. Robotnik: "Now, I'll teach you for messing with the Eggman empire!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik presses a button.
Dr. Robotnik: "FULL POWER!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik fires a ton of lasers. All hits. ??? is blasted backwards. He is instantly KO'd.
???: "I will get my revenge..." *slump.*
Charles: "He was like a record..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Enough crying, Charles. We have a world to dominate!"
Charles: "I'm not crying..." *walks closer to Ivo.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmmmm?"
Charles: "I'm just puzzled as to why they won't say why they attack me for events earlier than this disaster. You at least have a reason. But again, I don't have the emerald. Someone else does."
Metal Man (GM): An elevator comes down. It's a man in a black mask. Obsidios.
Obsidios: "Locos... do you ever learn?"
Charles: "Umm... who are you?"
Obsidios: "I am Obsidios, master of darkness!"
Charles: "...Other than a person of the thirteen gentlemen."
Obsidios: "... I am myself. You destroyed my empire long ago... And I have come to get revenge."
Metal Man (GM): He walks forward.
Obsidios: "You and the Questers... trampled the original Quester Hunters..."
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios steps another step forward.
Charles: "The vampiric ones...?"
Obsidios: "You ruined my dreams... then killed my friends... The vampires. The Glukkons. Dracula. Meier Link!"
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his fists in the air.
Charles: "...I thought he was alive again."
Obsidios: "Yes... but... that does not take how you and your goody two shoe friends RUINED our plans!"
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios steps forward once more.
Charles spins his finger in the air and begins to be more defensive.
Obsidios: "I will personally make you experience the loss... the sadness... the death... of defeat!"
Charles: "Yes I was part of the Questers then..."
Obsidios: "Not a single cell shall be spared from ETERNAL SUFFERING!"
Charles: "NO! I was not responsible for killing any of the vampires. Hell check the records at the HQ itself... says directly I wasn't at any of those events."
Obsidios: "You helped them get those beetles..."
Charles: "And killing me won't do a damn thing about it." *faceslaps.* "Please... please..."
Obsidios: "Without them... THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN DEFEATED!"
Charles: "Don't remind me of that. I am tired of this hell that you people put me through."
Obsidios: "I am... too... in a literal sense. It was you who Questers who sent me there! I barely escaped... due to the help of luck... but I shall not let it happen again."
Charles: "It won't then. Robotnik, leave. I will handle this."
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios draws a black blade... the Sword of Darkness.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Okay. I don't want to stick around and find out any more..."
Charles throws aside his hammer and begins to draw tears.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik leaves, and Obsidios doesn't even look.
Charles: "At this rate, no one will be able to experience the festival..."
Obsidios: "Festival? What?"
Charles: "And witness the rise of Valhalla Palace. The one on Grape Garden... The one where we Lunarians would put aside all grudges, hatreds... etc... for one or several days... To believe that all are one and embrace the hope that harmony is with all races."
Obsidios: "...I am afraid you will have to postpone that... forever."
Charles walks backwards to the wall. "I know..."
Obsidios: "Once the Questers are dead, I and the Quester Hunters will rule the world!"
Charles lets a tear drop to the ground. "I will pay for my crimes... though my only regrets are Lunaris Feriaum... Yurie... And not being able to see the demise of the cause of the Moon Wars of the moon of the Earth... Zemus."
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios seems to become angrier at the mention of Charles' regrets.
Charles: "I do not care how you got the Sword..."
Obsidios: "Aribar gave it to me."
Charles: "I don't care about anything anymore. You have heard my final words, my regrets... And now I will pay for my misgivings."
Metal Man (GM): Locos can feel a tremendous amount of energy from these emotions.
Charles closes his eyes. "...?"
Metal Man (GM): Daresay... Trance?
Obsidios: "I will destroy you and your people, for the good of the Dark Lord. You shall be my first casualty."
Charles eyes become a fire of white. He stares down Obsidios and flies around the room at warp speed.
Obsidios: "I shall consume your soul and become a great prophet of the darkness. You cannot escape my wrath!"
Charles attempts to deliver Boot to the Head.
Metal Man (GM): SMACK* Charles hits Obsidios like a ton of bricks.
Obsidios: "No... it can't be! You're using that power against me!"
Charles: "You, consumed by the sword... Darkness tainted to the nth power..."
Metal Man (GM): Obsidios's mask is kicked off. It's... Zio. A bloody face under the mask.
Zio: "You cursed urchin! Why must you foil my plans?"
Charles: "..." *taps on Zio's back.*
Metal Man (GM): Zio spins around with the Sword of Darkness.
Zio: "Your tricks will not defeat me!"
Charles attempts to deliver the Sneak Smack with delivering the hammer very hard to his chest and his left leg.
Metal Man (GM): Charles manages to miss, barely.
Zio: "Enough! I will destroy you myself!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio runs at Charles with a deadly sword slice.
Charles: "You feel no remorse... even for your own comrades... And that is why I fight back..."
Zio: "My comrades died because of YOU!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Zio attacks again. With a stab.
Charles just wipes off the blood.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. However... something weird happens. Charles gains more power, even as Zio hits him. Zio attacks again.
Charles smiles sadistically.
Metal Man (GM): That misses. It seems like power is draining from him.
Zio: "No trance will defeat me!"
Charles: "They may have died because of me... But unlike you, I grieve..." *attempts a Lunarian Sidewinder to Zio.*
Zio: "You cannot hit me..."
Charles backflips 30 meters.
Metal Man (GM): Zio backflips out of the way, and shoots a bolt of sun-like energy.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He BLASTS a hole in the wall.
Charles: "You claim you want vengeance... Yet in you... I see only one who wants to consume all... Even at the cost of the memories of your former 'allies.' That... is not acceptable."
Zio: "The Dark lord waits for no one."
Charles: "You are no dark lord..."
Zio: "I must unleash him to the world, and consume all in the darkness. You are correct... I am his messenger! I have been trying to release him the entire time... You are a key into which my goal can be unlocked. Only you can open the Shadow Temple. You must open it... or die."
Charles: "You here to talk about ones who are more in control than you... Or kill." *flies at warp speed to deliver another boot to the head.*
Zio: "Those fools? They are slaves. In fact, you freed me from their control with that kick."
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Hit.
Charles: "You are not worthy of the Sword. Neither is Aribar Hunter. Or smithy..."
Zio: "I shall show you the true power of the sword! Dark Energy Wave shall make sure you don't trouble me again..."
Charles: "True power comes from the heart... You are so entwined with your warped mind and ambitions, it is pointless to talk to you about it."
Zio: "The heart? Feelings are an illusion made to prevent power. The only true path is of darkness."
Charles: "Not feelings... the inner strength. Your darkness is indeed powerful, but not absolute."
Zio: "Then I shall make it absolute!"
Charles attempts to warp around the room again for kicks, then delivers a fast Lunarian uppercut and sidewinding roundhouse.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles: "You made me become this form. I do not thank you."
Zio: "I will destroy you soon... do not worry."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a sort of insane smile.
Charles: "You will not give up, but we can call it a draw now."
Zio: "A draw? I will not let you escape. I'd rather warp us to a place fondly known as... the Dark World. You must fight me as a man, or not at all."
Charles: "...I am not a man. I am Lunarian!" *powers up with energy.* "YYYYYYYYYYEEEEAAAAAAAARRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA..."
Zio: "Impressive, but only a glimmer in comparison to true power. You cannot scare me."
Charles hair is shortened, but his facial hair has grown 2 feet. He has now a blue-shining aura around him.
Zio: "I WILL kill you."
Metal Man (GM): Zio begins charging up for Dark Energy Wave.
Charles: "Then send us to the Shadow Realm. I am not of the light element."
Zio: "By the power of the dark one, I summon the ultimate destruction energy... destroy the heart, mind, and soul of this fool! DESTROY!"
Metal Man (GM): The orb of energy fires a pure beam of darkness at Charles. It clips him. Just the touch is enough to knock him down. However, some other energy interferes. A white light glows and repels the otherwise deadly aftermath of being hit. Charles is near death.
Zio: "I am the true prophet, and your heresy sickens the true god. Begone, wretch!"
Charles is on the ground, holding his heart.
Metal Man (GM): Zio begins charging up more energy.
Charles: "I thought my body had balance..."
Zio: "Balance to break. Minds to tear. Spirits to shred. Bodies to disintegrate!"
Charles: "Then again... Zio may be more wholesome..."
Zio: "With the power of this ultimate attack, you are nothing! Surrender before I reduce you to a pile of ashes..."
Metal Man (GM): The guy with the green mask stands up behind Zio.
Charles: "I have one last question for you... What do you do if a person in a mask stands up to become behind you?"
???: "...It can't be... he's... that monster!"
Zio: "I WILL DESTROY HIM!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around, and blasts the person in the green mask with the energy. The green masked person is knocked off his feet, back into the wall.
Charles: "I think it's time to end this then..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio, meanwhile, is panting hard. He continues charging energy, despite sweating black blood.
Charles stands up...
???: "...So strong... you... cannot destroy me..."
Charles: "Green one... wait..."
Metal Man (GM): ??? stands up, almost like some sort of zombie.
???: "Destroy him... for me."
Charles holds up his hand and puts it down.
Zio: "You cannot defeat me, the true prophet, and the only one. I will obliterate all life that opposes me!"
Charles: "I can't destroy Zio..."
Metal Man (GM): The entire ship shakes.
Charles smiles with a slyness.
Metal Man (GM): Zio blasts the walls above Locos.
Charles: "But... perhaps stop him."
Zio: "You cannot stop me... I will destroy you..."
Charles attempts to get away.
Metal Man (GM): Zio laughs, almost a disembodied voice.
Charles: "Zio... what does the Sword of Darkness want right now?"
Metal Man (GM): Charles begin running. Zio confidently follows him, blasting the ground behind Charles.
Charles: "Think about it..." *cough*
Zio: "It wants... YOUR BLOOD!"
Charles begins to stop.
Zio: "It needs your soul."
Charles: "Sword of Darkness... come..."
Zio: "To make it yet more powerful. What trickery is this? I will not be defeated by mind games."
Charles: "Could you come out and be between Zio and I?"
Metal Man (GM): The sword glows, and Zio fires another blast above Charles' head. The sword floats out of Zio's hands, and in between Charles and him.
Zio: "What? No... I will not be defeated!"
Charles: "Zio, shut the *bleep* up and listen to what the Sword wants to say. Now then... is Zio treating you properly?"
Sword of Darkness: "He... is... my master... You... must... be killed. Nintendus... must be destroyed..."
Charles: "Hmm... strange..."
Sword of Darkness: "Darkness... consume all..."
Charles: "Yes... I see it..."
Zio: "I am the only one to control the Sword of Darkness. For it was forged for me alone."
Charles: "Tsk, tsk."
Metal Man (GM): Zio begins charging another attack of darkness.
Zio: "You have 2 minutes to live. For I shall not miss!"
Charles: "Sword, he may be your master at the moment... What is he treating you properly?"
Sword of Darkness: "He is... my master... obey... You must open the temple or be destroyed. You have 1 minute and 30 seconds to live."
Charles: "Before that though... Answer me this..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio starts walking towards Charles.
Charles: "Which one is the true master? The wielder... or the sword itself?"
Sword of Darkness: "...The Void... who created me... is my only true master..."
Charles: "The answer is none."
Sword of Darkness: "But Zio is his only true prophet, and I serve him..."
Charles: "You serve no one. I've read about you in one very ancient text..."
Metal Man (GM): Flames erupt from the ground. Electricity flies from the electronics, into the ball of darkness Zio is making.
Zio: "You waste your last breath!"
Charles: "You want to become one with a wielder so you and the person become stronger, not only one becomes stronger... Isn't that right???"
Sword of Darkness: "You are correct... and Zio is that wielder... Aribar was just a tool. And you... will die in 30 seconds."
Charles: "You want to be of a darkness that is not tainted... I remember you saying that."
Metal Man (GM): The ball of energy is beginning to suck the energy out of the room, just moving seems to take more energy than usual.
Charles: "Zio's mind is warped by you because you test every wielder... Just remember... I can be one last test."
Zio: "Enough! I will end this foolishness."
Charles: "I can become a slave..."
Metal Man (GM): The ball floats out of Zio's hand, and flies towards Locos.
Charles: "Or we can try to be of the true element of darkness... And not be of 'evil'..."
Sword of Darkness: "The ruler of Order cannot hold the true evil."
Metal Man (GM): The ball is about it hit Charles.
Charles: "And yet you are not true evil."
Metal Man (GM): It is then hit by something else. A green beam, which pierces and slices it.
Charles: "This ball can only hit me if I am tainted..."
Charles: "Forged in the pure taint... of what?"
???: "You fool... Zio will destroy you! Get out of here!"
Metal Man (GM): ??? rushes at Zio, and slashes him not once, but twice.
Charles: "Then we do this my way..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio is bloodily slashed, but does not recoil.
Charles: "Sword of Darkness... IN ALL THAT YOU REPRESENT... Test this body... and see if you become the true sword!"
Zio: "Heretics... cannot defeat the true prophet."
Metal Man (GM): Zio takes the Sword of Darkness, and slashes at ???.
Charles: "Abort this one that is not worthy of wielding you... and attempt yet another one that ..."
Metal Man (GM): ...It hits ???'s blade... and breaks. Broken. Destroyed.
Charles: "Ohh... *bleep* it."
Editor's Note: This is why you don't try to rewrite the history of a blade mid-session.
Zio: "No... you broke the sword!"
Charles: "You did not handle it properly."
Metal Man (GM): Zio suddenly is a lot more pale.
Charles: "You were so powerful, it could not handle you."
Zio: "This cannot be... my power source is gone... only the life of her is left..."
Charles: "Sword pieces... I command you reforge."
Zio: "You fool! Look what you have done!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio hurls the hilt of the sword at Locos.
Charles: "This one was not worthy of you... COME TO ME NOW." *attempts to catch it.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles' luck is amazing. He catches it perfectly---one inch from his forehead.
Zio: "As for you... begone."
Metal Man (GM): Zio raises his hand, and the ??? is sealed into a box of dark energy.
Charles: "Sword of Darkness... test this vessel, and see if you are truly at your absolute!" *tries to focus.*
Metal Man (GM): The sword crackles... but something is terribly wrong. The sword is turning pearl white.
Zio: "Just... WHAT... are you doing?"
Charles: "Ohhh... noo..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio seems breathless.
Charles is shaking, eyes with ripples in it (like anime when they are surprised).
Metal Man (GM): The sword flickers, and shoots sparks as the pieces form together... but it isn't... the Sword of Darkness... Or the sword of light... It has a huge pearl in it, and is completely pearlized.
Charles: "Noo... I didn't want this to happen..."
Metal Man (GM): The sword of... Order!
Charles: "I wanted the sword to view the true path of what darkness can be... malevolent and benevolent..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos is instantly healed.
Zio: "It is about time I revealed its origin..."
Charles' facial hair retracts and the aura dissipates..
Zio: "This sword was turned dark by me. It was never a Sword of Darkness. Nor of order. It is one of a set. The ancient alignment swords. They can be broken and reforged into any of the four alignments."
Charles looks to Zio and to the sword and back.
Zio: "...And my true power has been... broken..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio drops to his knees.
Zio: "But... I shall have my... revenge..."
Charles swooshes the sword a bit. "Then... the true Sword of Darkness is..."
Zio: "A myth. That I created. That sword can be any sword you want it to be."
Charles: "So the Master seeks not two... but four swords..."
Zio: "The only drawback... is that it will consume your soul. Hahahahahah... HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Charles drops the sword.
Metal Man (GM): Zio disappears in an explosion of fire and smoke.
Charles: "I refuse to succumb to one part of the whole." *contacts master."
Master: "Hello. What is it?"
Charles: "The Sword of Darkness... a myth."
Master: "...Then what is that sword? My calculations must have been off..."
Charles: "Ancient alignment sword? He says it will consume my soul!"
Master: "Well... you can't just leave it there... You don't want him with that Sword of Darkness again. Readings show he was one heartbeat away from killing you!"
Charles: "I thank the green mask... over there." *points to where he might be.* "Saved me."
Master: "...Oh yeah. About him... he was controlled by you."
Charles: "Uh... no. He attacked me. He is of the Thirteen Gentlemen."
Master: "He was going to let Zio kill you. You were right; the sword saved you. It took control of him and used his phenomenal powers to destroy that fatal attack."
Charles: "This is... I'll find Erwin and get the hell outta this place... Wasn't this place... gonna be destroyed?"
Master: "No. I would suggest escaping now. Zio held back the Thirteen from atomizing you. Erwin is on..."
Charles: "...Onnn...?" *makes some motions in the air to make him to continue.*
Master: "Floor 6. You are on Floor 2."
Charles: "I'm getting him. He wouldn't leave me behind. Over and out."
Master: "Over and Out."
Charles gets out his chair, sits in it, and begins to get out his chainsaws. "Now then, to begin cutting through the floors..."
Metal Man (GM): There's an elevator inside the hub, and it's operational. There's also a hole in the middle of each floor. Where the elevator, a single platform, moves through. This room is red. Red walls and floor.
Charles revs up the chainsaw, but then... cancels the procedure upon seeing an elevator. He sighs, and picks up the sword.
Metal Man (GM): Pearlesque lightning goes up Charles' hand.
Metal Man (GM): Charles feels like he could slice diamonds with this weapon.
Charles drops the sword.
Charles picks up the sword with a robotic hand from the chair and puts it in a sheath that is beside the left arm.
Metal Man (GM): It is safely stored.
Charles rides the chair to the elevator... hope it fits. "Sixth floor."
Metal Man (GM): It fits snugly.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator starts going up. Floor 3. Floor 4. Floor 5. Floor 6. Charles is now on floor 6. It's empty and quiet.
Charles opens the elevator to see what's on the outside in.
Metal Man (GM): The walls are orange. There are 7 doors. Numbered 1-7. Organized in a hub pattern, around the elevator.
Charles enters the door marked 1. "No point in trying to pinpoint his location... it'll probably be off."
Metal Man (GM): Charles enters a room with... teleporters in it. Zio is sitting right there, with an open portal.
Zio: "Why must you stalk me? It will be the death of you! Begone. There is nothing in this room... Besides a portal to the underworld."
Charles: "..." *closes the door quickly.* *sweatdrop.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is closed, and Zio does not make any effort to follow Charles.
Charles: "Let's see what's behind door 2." *opens door 2.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a new car! I mean... This room is verrrry curious. It has many strange objects in glass cases. Hey, look! The necklace Bowser used to learn all the melee moves at once!
Metal Man (GM): A doubler... a transformer... A bottle of chocolate milk...
Charles: "Old items..."
Metal Man (GM): Glowing yellow weapons...
Charles: "I wonder why they're here..."
Metal Man (GM): A remote with no buttons... A weird button with 'N-2' written on it...
Charles knocks on a glass case.
Metal Man (GM): A computer... Charles knocks on one of the cases. It's pretty thin. In fact, he could take it off. A jar full of... floating amoeba... A glowing, blue goo in a container...
Charles: "...This smells trap all over it."
Metal Man (GM): A large bomb with the nuclear symbol on it...
Charles opens the glass of chocolate milk. "Hmm... what's this?"
Metal Man (GM): It opens. The chocolate milk is refrigerated by the case.
Charles: *sniff.* *sniff.* "...!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Written on it is 'Wolfman's Secret Chocolate Milk.'
Charles puts it back down quickly. "Smells... forbidden."
Metal Man (GM): No harm, no foul. The bottle is unaffected. And the case looks like Charles never touched. It.
Charles leaves door room 2. He then goes for door number 3. "An exhibit no doubt."
Metal Man (GM): Behind this door is a large fusion reactor, several computers, and about 8 armed men wearing black radiation-proof suits.
Man1: "What are you doing here?"
Man2: "Don't touch anything. It's dangerous."
Charles: "...Just closing the door." *gets right back out and closes the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The door shuts easily.
Charles: *double sweatdrop.* "I need no poisoning." *opens door 4.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a bunch of radar screens and scientists and pilots at computers. They're inputting coordinates. There's a holographic map of Nintendus.
Charles: "Umm... I know I shouldn't be here, but what is this place?"
Officer: "You are in the Navigation Room, sir!"
Charles: "Is this a restricted area?"
Officer: "Well, as long as you don't touch anything... it appears nobody made any warnings about you being the intruder. The intruder escaped."
Charles: "I'm a search... hey nice looking machine ya got there..."
Officer: "It's our navatron 5000. We can navigate anything, should we need to move."
Charles leaves the room, yawning. "That was a bore." *opens room 7.*
Metal Man (GM): This room is a huge cylinder. There's nothing in there.
Charles goes inside.
Metal Man (GM): The door shuts, and the room starts spinning.
Charles: "...A carnival ride!"
Metal Man (GM): It gets faster... and faster...
Charles gets off his chair and gets a joyride.
Metal Man (GM): Man is it dizzy in there. Charles can't even determine North, West, East, or South.
Charles is wobbly.
Metal Man (GM): It eventually stops.
Charles stumbles to his chair and his sight is spinning. He runs into a wall several times before he eventually gets out the door. He enters room six after a moment of re-conciliating with his own body.
Metal Man (GM): This room is... a prison. A large one. Inside, are both Bowser, Dracula... and... Kefka?
Kefka: "Heheheheheh... Hello Locos... you have come to rescue me?"
Charles: "...Kefka? ...Bowser! ...Dracula?"
Kefka: "I am not Kefka."
Metal Man (GM): Kefka morphs into none other than Erwin.
Charles: "..." :) "Good job. Ya fooled me."
Erwin: "I copied his form, and made them think I'd escaped. In reality, Kefka is in a lead coffin at the bottom of the ocean!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin laughs sadistically.
Charles: "...That's not right..." *gets out the plasma rayguns.* "Stand back guys!"
Erwin: "That's what he gets for trying to EAT ME."
Bowser: "Hey! It's you... uhhh... yeah."
Dracula: "I'm being rescued from my own organization by a Quester..."
Charles activates the plasma guns to burn the iron bars.
Metal Man (GM): The bars melt into the ground.
Charles: "...Dracula, I thought you said you weren't part of the Quester Hunters. Moreover, these aren't the vampiric ones." *makes the guns turn off and return to the chair.*
Dracula: "That was a ruse to steal the fighter remote."
Charles: "You guys are free."
Dracula: "Then... this JANITOR defeats me. Even worse, when I came back... they arrested me!"
Charles: "Life's a bitch to all of us. Now let's head out guys."
Charles opens the door back to the hub.
Erwin: "Why don't we give them some taste of their own medicine? We make a good foursome. And I know just where to go..."
Dracula: "How are we supposed to stop that Obsidios? He almost killed me with his magic!"
Charles: "Okay... I need some fun."
Bowser: "Yeah... we should burn them for this!"
Charles: "Err... that was... Zio."
Dracula: "ZIO? How dare he!"
Bowser: "Let's go to the top floor... floor 7."
Charles: "I took the sword of 'darkness' and transformed with some help..."
Erwin: "There's a villain up there who's been annoying us the entire time here."
Charles: "I'll explain later. Erwin, lead on!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin sets the elevator to go up. The group reaches Floor 7. A large, empty chamber... with a red button and the imprint of a staff on the wall next to it.
Charles enters ...the elevator with all four of them, deactivating his chair.
Erwin: "Remember the Doorman? Well... he's been revived to protect this place. Let's beat him up and take his ugly staff!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin walks up to the button, and punches it. *SMASH.*
Charles: ...the doorman... of the dimension!?? Facet of reality... oh *bleep*."
Erwin: "Yeah. Zio revived him the same way as Meier Link."
Charles: "...Then let's be on our way."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Doorman, now wearing a green top hat, purple robes, and ghost-like, holds his golden staff with a door.
Doorman: "How dare you break into my home! Then... YOU SMASH MY BUTTON!"
Erwin: "It isn't my fault you've been demoted to a door guarding ghost."
Charles: "...You don't seem whole... so to speak..."
Doorman: "Well, it's hard to keep from cracking when a group of KIDS beat you up and seal away your realm of happiness..."
Charles: "Yeah, that does suck."
Dracula: "Your problems just got worse."
Metal Man (GM): Dracula throws a huge fireball at Doorman.
Charles: "Yeah, cause now we don't have any sugar for tea time!"
Metal Man (GM): It flies into Bowser's mouth.
Bowser: "Hey! What do you think I am, some sort of chia pet?"
Dracula: "Sorry... that Doorman's lack of existence made me miss."
Charles: "Erwin... you know what to do. Become stronger!"
Erwin: "Ehhehehehehehehe... that's it!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin walks up to Doorman, and reaches out for his staff.
Doorman: "Get away, you!"
Metal Man (GM): The Doorman summons a door. Erwin kicks it in two.
Metal Man (GM): The Doorman tries to hit Erwin with the staff. It bounces off like his head was made of rubber.
Erwin: "What? I'm supposed to be afraid of DOORS?"
Charles: "This... is pathetic."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin grabs the staff, and begins fighting Tug-of-war style with it.
Doorman: "That staff... is mine!"
Erwin: "Hand it over, you blob of ectoplasm."
Charles: "Last time I knew, this guy gave the Questers a run for their money..."
Bowser: "Yargh... and I thought I'd become obsolete..."
Charles: "Now Erwin is..." *sweatdrop and facepalm.* "..."
Doorman: "I'll get you! Somehow."
Charles: "What am I talking about, he always makes his opponents look like doormats."
Metal Man (GM): Doorman punches Erwin, but it goes right through him.
Erwin: "Buh bye."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin wrenches the staff out, then points it at the Doorman. A vacuum cleaner sound is heard.
Doorman: "No! You can't! AHHHHHHH!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Doorman is sucked into the staff.
Erwin: "Mission accomplished. We now can get out of here."
Charles falls anime style.
Erwin: "You want a door to headquarters?"
Charles: "...Erwin..." *walks up to him.*
Erwin: "The Sword of Darkness powers just kinda ceased to exist, and Zio had been blocking them from me earlier. Yes?"
Charles knocks him on the head, making him get a big bruise.
Charles: "Do not show off in battle."
Erwin: "Okay... whatever you say..."
Charles: "Now then, if what you says is true, then make a portal for Dracula first."
Metal Man (GM): He rubs his forehead, then stamps the pole, causing a neato red door to appear.
Erwin: "There you go, Dracula. You can go back home now."
Dracula: "...Thank you for the help... but I'm afraid I will have to become stronger."
Metal Man (GM): Dracula walks into the door and disappears.
Charles: "Do not be afraid. We'll look forward to it. Where's he going?"
Erwin: "To his keep, of course! Now then, I believe we want a door back home... or... We could go to a place named... Saga... The Questers are there. I overhead Zio and co. babbling about it."
Charles: "...first thing is first." *turns to Bowser.*
Charles: "Though your efforts are appreciated, I ask that you stay and protect the tower."
Bowser: "It will be an honor! I just want out of this crummy hunk of metal."
Charles: "Without me, they'll need muscle. Erwin, send Bowser back to base!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin taps the staff, which makes a gray door. Bowser nods and disappears.
Erwin: "I also brought him a present."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin pulls out the necklace from that room Charles saw earlier.
Erwin: "This... will give him all of the melee moves! ...When I'm done with it."
Charles: "You sneak!"
Erwin: "It must be fixed. I think the people on Saga can help."
Charles laughs. "Before we go, we better report to Master."
Erwin: "Ah, yes."
Charles: "So... uhh... is Doorman... trapped?"
Erwin: "Yes. He can only be released if I open the door atop this staff. Only me, nobody else."
Charles: "Shame... now let's go."
Erwin: "Aye. To Master, I presume?"
Charles: "Yes, Erwin."
Metal Man (GM): He opens another door, white. He opens the door for Charles.
Charles nods, and heads triumphantly through the portal.
Metal Man (GM): Erwin follows... Charles appears inside the control room of the floating Angel island. 'Master' is sitting at the controls, cloaked in gray robes as usual.
Charles activates his chair so it grows proportionally. "Wee'rree hooomme!"
Master: "I see you have come to deliver the sword?"
Charles: "Well... technically." *claps his hands twice to make the robotic hand unsheathe the new Sword of Order.*
Master: "That sword will do as much as any other."
Charles: "I would touch the hilt, but I would rather not have my soul be consumed by it."
Master: "I have been studying the runes about those weapons..."
Charles: "Go on."
Master: "If you got both of them, you could... well... it's a bit difficult to say..."
Charles: "And this is difficult to say too. Zio had mentioned there being four of these ancient mythical swords."
Master: "If they are both reunited and placed above where the God lies... it would seal away the temples forever."
Charles: "Okay, we got one... we need only another one, or the other three? By the way, where do you want me to put this sword?"
Master: "Zio meant two swords that could change alignments. As for that..."
Metal Man (GM): Master pulls out a rather elaborate decorative piece, with two sheathes.
Master: "Putting them in here seals them forever. No one will be able to use that sword again."
Charles: "I suppose it would be best..." *makes the robotic hand carefully push the Sword of "Order" into one of the sheathes.*
Metal Man (GM): It goes in... and morphs into a normal, silver-colored sword. The sheathe glows, and turns blue.
Master: "You have sealed the blue sword. Only its red cousin could free it now. We come close to opening the temple! We need 6 more emeralds..."
Charles: "Ummm... Wolfman talked to me... He isn't Maverick anymore... and said not to open the order temple one. Any comment?"
Master: "Why? What's wrong with it? We need Order before all else."
Charles: "Probably something to do with a Sha'dol guy... So if what you say is true... then Zio was wrong about the Sword o' Darkness being a myth. ..." o_O "..."
Master: "Sha'fol? I'll have to research it. He was who I was referring to. Fortunately, we can keep all but the Order Temple sealed."
Charles: "We need balance, not absolute order. By the way, Where did you get the sheathes to seal the other two mystical sword..."
Metal Man (GM): The screens start flickering, shooting sparks. A hissing noise is heard.
Master: "...I'm sorry, but there appears to be something wrong."
Metal Man (GM): A dark figure appears on them. A silhouette of a human.
Charles: "...coincidence... and another one..."
???: "Curses! You, Locos... trying to seal the void? I gave him the sheath! Without the swords, no one can defeat me... My power grows... all thanks to you two."
Charles begins to speak endlessly with his mouth moving and yet saying nothing.
???: "The more destruction, order, chaos, and light you bring, the more I live."
???: "But you, Locos... you have stumbled upon a dangerous plan..."
Charles: "Stronger than thirteen gentlemen... dark prophet... you want to stop me from doing something unintentional..."
Metal Man (GM): Master simply hangs his head silently.
Charles: "Seems like there's another one always after my head."
???: "If you prevent the temple from being opened... everyone will die!!! I will kill them... I will destroy all... engulf them into a black hole..."
Charles makes his mouth talk while he says "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah..."
???: "And if you open it... then Sha'fol shall be eventually released... and he shall do the same! Madness and destruction will consume your pathetic planet... Crazy and Master Hand were fools for creating me!"
Charles throws his hammer at the main console to try to turn it off.
???: "And just for your services... YOU SHALL BE BANISHED TO THE X-ZONE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Charles begins to rub his chin to think.
Metal Man (GM): The lights go to normal... but then, a series of dark energy clumps together in a nearby doorway. It's just like the guy in the monitor.
Charles: "Ya know, if I didn't know better, I'd say he was like someone I knew..."
???: "I am no one! Nothing! NOBODY!"
Erwin: "Let me handle this freak..."
Charles: "Do it and get him out of my life..."
???: "You... Erwin... you dare defy me? I CREATED YOU!!"
Charles: "Don't talk to him... just transform and get him the hell out of our way."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin winces, but then takes the staff, and fires a bolt of electricity.
???: "Your pathetic mortal attacks are nothing. NOTHING I TELL YOU!"
Metal Man (GM): The attack is eaten by the monster's dark skin.
Erwin: "Alright... time for plan B..."
Charles: "You wouldn't happen to be part psychic..would you?"
???: "I know all, you fool!"
Metal Man (GM): This ??? speaks with a demonic voice.
Charles: "That's not what I asked, jack-ass." *makes his hammer come to him via telekinesis.*
Erwin: "This guy is tough. He ate a full-powered Terror Bolt."
Charles: "Now I ask one more time... are you a psychic?"
???: "I am above psychics. I have their powers, and much more. Your moves do nothing more but make me stronger!"
Charles: "And is your race... like mine... except whole?"
???: "I am nothing. Nobody. You cannot know who I am."
The Void: "I am... The Void! I exist to absorb your wrongly stolen trans-dimensional powers... While Sha'Fol exists to destroy you with them. You must be destroyed, Locos. You could find my weakness."
Charles: "...Oh yeah... did you once try to take over another dimension but Sonic and crew stopped you?"
The Void: "No... that person was a pathetic joker!"
Charles: "...Welp... nice to meet you. Erwin, one transport to the other planet, pronto."
The Void: "I shall rain death and destruction upon you all!"
Master: "...I'll follow you. This maniac is invincible! I'll use the Chaos Emeralds."
Metal Man (GM): Master runs off. Charles hears thousands of lightning bolts hitting the ceiling.
Charles: "Take a number, wait for Robotnik and the Hunters for their turn, and I'll see you One Tuesday from now... we have only one."
The Void: "I shall use them to destroy you... not even Saga is safe!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin taps the staff, opening a green door to Saga.
Charles: "Oh lord, shut the fuck up!"
The Void: "NEVER!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire place shakes, and about 50 explosions go off.
The Void: "I'll bring this down on your heads!"
Metal Man (GM): The Void walks closer, pulling out a sword of non-existence.
Charles runs to the entrance of the portal.
The Void: "COME BACK HERE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin follows you.
Charles: "Uhh... about those good-byes?"
Metal Man (GM): Charles and Erwin disappear into the door.
Charles waves when saying buh bye when he says... Uhh... "Buh-bye."
Metal Man (GM): However, a large sword is stuck in the door behind Charles... thrashing wildly. It disappears.
Erwin: "We have to walk a bit to get to Saga. That guy slashing the door behind us didn't help..."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin points ahead, to a long spindly path that goes through to another green door.
Erwin: "Luckily, nobody else is in here. That Void fellow destroyed the door rather than follow us."
Charles: "The second guy here?"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Master appears with the master emerald, the white emerald, and a platform.
Master: "Took long enough... he obliterated Angel Island in one horrible black hole implosion. Luckily, he disappeared with it."
Charles: "Sorry about that."
Master: "It's ok... black holes never destroy."
Charles counts with his fingers...
Master: "I have a feeling he's been warping things to some personal dimension. Analysis concludes he exists both here and in another set of dimensions simultaneously... He lives off of the energy brought between the realms."
Charles: "Look, let's worry about Nintendus' problems another time..."
Master: "Yes, we must see to Saga."
Erwin: "I sure hope that place doesn't have as many nuts trying to kill us..."
Charles: "Next stop on our adventure, the saga of Saga!" *continues forward with the Monty Python and holy grail main theme playing.*
Metal Man (GM): Erwin follows, as does Master. Charles can see various times and dimensions bending around the path.
Charles rides on his chair to follow the gates of dimension to Saga.
Metal Man (GM): Charles reaches the door.
Charles: "Our mission is clear... For we have none. We will have new adventures... face new foes... obstacles we have not yet encountered."
Metal Man (GM): Master pulls out two red pistols, and starts loading them. He checks them over, and casually shoots into an area off of the path.
Charles: "Erwin, I hope you are ready."
Master: "Well, my old blasters still work."
Erwin: "Certainly! I have that Doorman to help me, too..."
Charles: "Master, any huge organizations that we should be aware of? I've never visited this place before."
Master: "Well, there's those people the Questers are trying to get help from. Ten of them. They seem to run the planet. There's also the Sonic Heroes, they tend to poke their noses into anything you do."
Charles: "Maybe we should seek them out too... While fixing the Bowser necklace..." *approaches the door and opens it.* "And where is that music coming from?? It sounds a bit corny... yet appropriate."
Master: "I don't know."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP*
Charles: "Master... where are the sheathes for the blue and red mystical swords?...don't tell me you left them on Angel Island."
Master: "Erwin has them."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin pulls them out, then puts them back.
Charles: "Good thinking... As soon as this light dims, we'll be able to travel!"