Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 108: Reality Breaks
Date: November 28th, & December 10th and 11th, 2004.
Editor's Note: This is a collection of random insanity which has little to bear on the plot. I decided to put it in mostly to showcase A. how insane Season 3 is and B. to help show the Void's insane power.
Metal Man (GM): As the events on Saga go on, The Void considers the universe. He watches it all, through the stolen, destroyed Ivan Robotnik Angel Island controls from earlier.
Metal Man (GM): He sees the Questers get close to their destination--close to getting help. So very close to having the forces required to stop the multiple raging military factions that have overrun Nintendus.
Metal Man (GM): ...And he is angry.
The Void: "NO! This cannot be. A happy ending? Sanity for everyone? I will destroy them... I will destroy time and space!"
Metal Man (GM): The Void summons an old file.
The Void: "I will corrode this world... twist it into madness. I cannot stand the order that is before me. It is not enough to corrupt Locos! I WILL HAVE ALL SANE PEOPLE BECOME DEBAUCHED FOOLS!"
Metal Man (GM): And The Void smashes the control panel with the file. The words 'Thnikkaman' 'Dark Samus' and 'Time Knight' appear... and soon, despite violating all sense of time and space, random Questers reappear in Nintendus Stadium... and there, too, is a Time Knight... summoned at random, unknowingly aiding The Void. He fights Aribar to help test his skills before he fully joins the Questers...
Azure balls his fist and holds it tightly. He swings forward with a right punch.
Aribar just barely dodges the attack. Then he leaps into the air and does a flying kick on Azure. He deals damage to Azure before continuing the combo with a Bolt! He gets a critical hit! Aribar finishes the combo with a kick to Azure. He trips... Azure gets a counterattack.
Azure bounces back from Aribar's assault, avoiding the last blow. His fist ignites into flames as he unleashes a powerful fist of Mars at the unguarded Aribar.
Aribar: "Oof! Grr... You got lucky."
Azure spins, as bird-like wings appear on his left foot, spinning outward for a powerful "Wings of Guruda" kick.
Azure's left foot lands as his right glows in a harmonious light in which he uses to slam straight into Aribar's side. ANGELIC KICK! He cleanly misses and slips with his backside completely off guard.
Aribar: "Hah!" *Aribar uses a normal kick attack for his counter attack.* *then starts his turn off with a Bi-Bolt Slash... Moonlight, his sword, is charged with electricity and slashes Azure.* *He then ends the combo with a normal sword slash.*
Azure pants a bit after getting thrashed by that last array of attacks. He runs straight for Aribar attempt to grab him. Clean miss yet again, off guard.
Aribar: "Hah! Bolt!" *A shocking bolt of electricity heads towards Azure.* *misses the counter attack... but then tries to grab Azure.*
Azure side steps and jumps away from the bolt. He slips under Aribar's guard. He balls his fist going for a straight punch to Aribar's gut. Yet again he is caught off guard.
Aribar: "Bolt!" *Zap!* *follows with a grab... he misses... Boo!*
Azure slips under Aribar's grab and goes to clip him with a sweep kick.
Azure, coming out of the sweep kick, stands up and tries to cleanly place his body over Aribar, attempting to grab him in a dangerous embrace.
Aribar: "Eep! Let go!"
Azure: "Fine..." *He pushes him back a bit and dashes straight at him his fist seem to move in a high speed rapid pace.* "Hope you like my RAPID COMBO!"
Aribar: "Oof! Ow! Stop, stop!"
Azure balls his fist and slams it straight forward at Aribar's left cheek.
Aribar takes the hit... He's getting angry now.
Azure: *His left fists flares up again with fire engulfing it. He slams it forward at Aribar's chest for another Fist of Mars attack.*
Aribar: "Hah!" *Wood Blasts Azure for his counterattack.*
Azure cleanly misses his arm goes straight over Aribar with his vital points exposed.
Aribar blinks as he hits nothing with the badly aimed attack... Aribar then goes for the big guns: Terrorbolt!
Aribar kneels down and begins panting, allowing Azure to have his turn... "Heh... You can't beat me now!"
Azure: "...You will regret putting your guard down." *He goes to plow him over with another grab.*
Aribar does indeed regret it. "Go on! Attack me some more!" *Three badges on Aribar light up... MUAHAHAHAHAH!*
Azure: "Fine, here's my strongest! RAPID COMBO!" *He pushes him away yet and runs forward as his fist begin to punch at Aribar rapidly.*
Aribar has a 25% chance of missing all attacks now. *FINAL BADGE ACTIVATED!*
Azure: "What the hell's going on..." *His right foot glows in a brilliant white light before he kicks at Aribar, flowing from his last attack.*
Aribar: "Muahahahah... Wood Blast!" !!! *deals INSANE Wood damage to Azure! Earth damage.* "Muahahahahahah!"
Azure is just plowed somewhere far off, completely ko'ed.
Razor (GM): *NUKE OF DOOM!*
Metal Man (GM): The Void watched, chuckling evily. The unwary Time Knight had been defeated. But there was more! One of his reality-twisting pawns had come to play as well...
Razor (GM): After their match, a figure drops from unknown heights with a loud thud in a shadowy corner of the arena, their back to the Questers. They land in a familiar crouching pose, a three-point stance with a gun-arm held back behind them. They appear to be in a full armor suit with really big shoulders...
Aribar: "Ooh. A guest. I hate uninvited guests."
Azure: "...nice entrance..." *He pulls himself together dusting off his shoulders.*
Aribar readies Moonlight and prepares for the worst.
Razor (GM): She stands up, back still to the Questers... wait a sec... that's Samus, isn't it?
Aribar: "... Samus? No... Couldn't be... Uhh... Samus? That you?"
Azure: "Pretty freaky suit..." *He gets into a kenpu stance.* "That person isn't here to fight... is it?"
Razor (GM): She remains silent as she slowly turns around... perhaps a new suit? It's pure black... patches of glowing blue material mark the shoulders and rib/chest area. Her visor is blue and glowing slightly as well, and is a little more... sharp... than usual. The blue glow pulses, almost as though it were alive.
Azure: "That was a freaky vibe I just got..."
Aribar: "Umm... We should either strike first or run... What do you think?"
Razor (GM): She steps forward slowly and levels her beam at the two Questers.
Azure: "Ummm... I'm thinking run... unless you can hit beams..." *He turns around and hightails it.*
Razor (GM): Azure would find his path suddenly dropping out from in front of him... in fact the entire arena is now surrounded by that glowing blue stuff.
Aribar: "... Well, looks like we know what we must do... Get ready to fight for your life, kiddo."
Razor (GM): Arena Bonus Practice Boss Test Fight of |)00|/|: Dark Samus!
Azure: "...Whoa... makes me feel like it's the empty." *He looks at Aribar.* "Isn't that the story of my life..." *Walking back, he gets into a kenpu stance.*
Razor (GM): Dark Samus levels her cannon at the attempted escapee, Azure, and releases a short stream of blue bolts of energy. Phazon Beam! CRIT HIT HIT HIT MISS! She then fires off a blue glowing missile. Phazon Missile! Hit! After this, she slowly floats up into the air. Energy trails to her from the surrounding Phazon and she begins to gather energy. Phazon Charge! Miss!
Azure: "Dark..huh... just like the empty back home." *He hops up and down on his feet as his lift glows with light energy. He runs toward Dark Samus, returning, trying to return the favor.* "ANGELIC KICK!"
Aribar dashes up to Dark Samus and tries to grab her.
Razor (GM): HIT!
Aribar follows up with a normal sword slash... Which is guaranteed to hit! Then he unleashes his arcane energies in the form of a Bolt spell. "At least I damaged it!"
Razor (GM): Dark Samus turns towards Azure and gathers all that Phazon energy at the tip of her cannon... then fires a missile right through it! PHAZON SUPER MISSILE! Hit!
Aribar: "Uhh... Piffle."
Razor (GM): She then lays into him with the Phazon Beam! *NUKE!*
Azure is ripped right back into non-existence. Back into the void of being flung around in time and space.
Metal Man (GM): The Void laughed maniacally as his foe was destroyed, now hoping this evil being could also dispatch the temporally displaced Aribar.
Aribar: "Great... New guy's taken out... And I'm next..." *dashes up to the dark menace and stabs at it with a normal sword attack.*
Razor (GM): CRITICAL HIT! Dark Samus recoils at the blow... continue!
Aribar then twirls about and slices Samus's midsection with his vorpal blade!
Razor (GM): ...amazing! Barely HIT!
Aribar follows up by attempting to stab Samus's beam cannon. "Yaah!'
Razor (GM): Dark Samus leaps away and lands a short distance away before curling up into a perfect sphere! Morph Ball!
Aribar: "Eh? What is this? Hrm... Soccer!" *Aribar runs up to Samus and attempts to kick the Morphed evil one away.* *lands flat on his back just like Charlie Brown...*
Razor (GM): Dark Samus zips back and out of the way... then begins to glow blue before rushing straight at Aribar! Power Boost!
Razor (GM): She then rolls away... a small blue ball of energy is left where she was... which then explodes in a burst of blue light! Bomb!
Aribar tries to roll out of the way of the bomb... At the same time a badge on his body activates.
Razor (GM): Hit! She then rolls up to him again and leaves another... but this one is bigger... and after a brief moment it explodes in a MASSIVE burst of Phazon energy! Power Bomb! Hit! Dark Samus then stands up, uncurling from her Ball state...
Aribar stares Samus down for the moment... "So... You like Darkness?" *sheaths Moonlight... He trades it for the Sword of Darkness, which he raises high into the air.* "Doom!"
Razor (GM): Dark Samus simply watches in silence.
Aribar watches as Samus is automatically hit by Dark damage... And then blinded in pure darkness!
Razor (GM): Dark Samus's visor becomes splattered with darkness... but the blue Phazon seems to feed off the attack!
Aribar: "Hrm... I hope that worked..."
Razor (GM): She slowly floats off the ground again, gathering Phazon energy!
Aribar: "Uh oh..." *He discards the Sword of Darkness in trade for the stronger Moonlight. Aribar rushes up and performs another sword slash upon Dr. Hobo... Err... Dark Samus.*
Razor (GM): Dark Samus, upon this miss, drops the the ground in that three-point crouch again, then suddenly is zipping straight at Aribar in a blur, a trail of Phazon energy behind her! Phazon Rush!
Aribar blinks and... Watches as he just side-steps the attack. "Tsk, tsk, tsk. This is how you attack someone!' *Slashination!"
Razor (GM): Dark Samus keeps moving in that blur, braking to a sudden halt to switch directions and fly at Aribar again! Phazon Rush! BOOM! Dark damage! Blue energy explodes outward when she shoulder tackles Aribar, sending him sprawling away. The energy seems to hold a short distance out from her and form into a static pillar of energy! Phazon Shield activated!
Aribar: "Ooow...." *He takes this time to Scan Dark Samus if possible.*
Smash Dex: *DING!* "Dark Samus. Health %: 45/300%. STR: 18 (+4) SPD: 30 (+10) INT: 6 (-2) AC: 20. Defense: 1 | 5. Dark Aligned. Attacks: Phazon Beam - Dark Scattershot version of Samus's Power Beam. 5% Dark damage, 5 shots. Phazon Shield - Surrounds Dark Samus with an impenetrable Phazon field. Absorbs 100% damage before dissipating. Cannot use Phazon Charge or Morph Ball. Phazon Missile - Fires a missile powered by Phazon energy. 20% Dark damage. Phazon Charge - Dark Samus gathers Phazon energy to unleash a massive attack. Reduces AC by 4 while charging. Rush Attack - Dark Samus moves with incredible speed, unleashing a burst of Phazon energy on contact with an enemy. 15% Dark damage, instantly activates Phazon Shield. May be used 3 times until hit after Charge. Ends turn on impact. Phazon Charge Beam - A single, massive blast of Phazon. 40% Dark damage. Phazon Laser - A sweeping, constant beam of Phazon. 25% Dark damage to all targets. Phazon Super Missile - A homing super missile powered by Phazon energy. 50% Dark damage, makes two attacks on target, but may only hit once. Morph Ball - Dark Samus rolls into a little ball. Add +5 to AC. Power Boost - A weak ramming attack. 10% damage. Bomb - Dark Samus lays a small bomb of Phazon. 10% Dark damage. Power Bomb - Dark Samus lays a massive bomb. 40% Dark damage. Special Ability: Phazon Healing - Dark Samus may automatically recover 100% HP each round. Dark Samus is believed to actually be a Metroid. Further study is required." *End of Entry*
Aribar: "Hrm... " *Aribar rushes up to stab the barrier.*
Razor (GM): HIT!
Aribar follows by a spiral cut from Moonlight. "Hiding behind your barriers... You're no better than Orlando!"
Razor (GM): Barrier HIT! A shock of energy is emitted from the barrier and Aribar is blown away, ending his combo. Dark Samus can't really move because of the barrier. She levels her Phazon beam and fires a series of blasts at Aribar.
Aribar: "Ow! Ow! Stop it!" *CHING! Four badges activated!* "Okay. Now I'm mad... YAAAAAAAH!" *Aribar rushes at that barrier and sinks Moonlight deep within it!*
Razor (GM): HIT!
Aribar does a spiraling uppercut with his blade. "Take THIS!"
Razor (GM): HIT!
Aribar takes a step back before dashing forward and cleaving the barrier with a mighty slash!
Razor (GM): Barrier HIT! Aribar is blown back again, ending your combo.
Aribar: "Grr... You're makin' me mad..."
Razor (GM): She remains emotionless as she lifts her cannon again and fires off a missile! Miss'd!
Aribar rolls under the missile before charging towards that barrier and ending its existence forever!
Razor (GM): The barrier explodes in a burst of energy, preventing Aribar from being able to land another blow.
Metal Man runs up on the scene. "What is THAT?"
Metal Man (GM): The Void shook his fist, as the other source of interdimensional chaos had suddenly imposed his existence on the scene.
Aribar: "... Dark Samus."
Metal Man: "Okay... it's time to smash!"
Aribar: "It killed a newbie in one swift string of attacks... And I'm not faring too well myself."
Metal Man: "Do not fear, Metal is here!" *pulls out his stun baton.* "I shall destroy that abomination... YAAAAAAHHHH!!!" *runs at Samus with his baton, screaming all the way.*
Razor (GM): Dark Samus, in response, curls up into a Morph Ball, effectively tripping Metal. Morph Ball'd! Status effects eliminated!
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I shall have to try that again."
Razor (GM): She rolls in a circle, charging up energy before ramming at the metallic newcomer!
Metal Man leaps over the attack like it's nothing. "You cannot defeat me at bowling!"
Razor (GM): Ari!
Aribar hrms... The elf plays golf with a sword striking strike! "Fore! Wow! I hit Samus so far I can't even see her!" *Looks off into the horizon.*
Metal Man: "Don't worry. I'll club it to death."
Razor (GM): Dark Samus releases a bomb at Ari's feet as she rolls out of the way! She actually blows HERSELF right up to Ari's head level!
Metal Man: "Let's play some tennis!"
Aribar attempts to bat Samus to Metal. "Sure!"
Razor (GM): MISS! Metal!
Metal Man shrugs, then runs up at Samus with another insane attack w/his baton.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.*
Razor (GM): Morph Balled Samus is IMMUNE to status effects!
Metal Man, being unable to hit Samus again, has to end his turn. "Alright... I need to make that just a bit stronger... Oh wait! I forgot my new ability!" *uses Mimic on Samus, gaining...*
Razor (GM): Lucky! Phazon Shield! One of two moves that would actually be USEFUL!
Metal Man: "Heheheheheh... hahahahahahaha!"
Razor (GM): Dark Samus attempts to RAM Metal!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man: "Ouch!"
Razor (GM): She then lays a Power Bomb in his face! BOOM!
Aribar: "Ow... Be careful, Metal!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Of doom!
Metal Man: "Don't worry... I will protect myself with a shield! I scanned it off of Samus."
Aribar: "... Hah! Use its own power against itself. I like it."
Metal Man: "It's a new ability I learned after fighting with Metal Sonic. Unfortunately, it only lasts for this battle."
Aribar dashes up and attempts to stabbinate that blasted pokeball... Err... Morph ball.
Razor (GM): He doesn't stab the rolly poly dark one... but instead stabs a bomb! Missodoom!
Aribar leaps back in time. "Blasted toy poodle thing!"
Metal Man: "With the power of this monster, I summon... PHAZON SHIELD!!!"
Razor (GM): A burst of Phazon energy engulfs Metal, surrounding him in a protective field. Unfortunately... he'll find that he can't leave the area of the field without taking the time to disable it!
Metal Man: "Hmmm... this could be a problem. I'll have to lure it over here."
Razor (GM): Dark Samus rolls a short distance away and uncurls from her little ball even as she leaps into the air and begins to charge with Phazon energy.
Aribar: "Yeah!" *dashes towards the Doomerized Dark Samus... The elf then stabbinates the vulnerable evil clone!*
Razor (GM): Miss... BARELY!
Metal Man: "I summon... the only attack that can hit Samus from here! Earthquake!"
Razor (GM): Hit Hit!
Metal Man: "Oh... wait... nevermind. I can also throw my baton, if it can go through this field." *picks out his baton, and hurls it at Samus.*
Razor (GM): Horrible miss! The baton bounces off a thick part of the field and smacks Metal in the head...
Metal Man: "Ow!"
Razor (GM): It looks like there are thinner parts of the field Metal could throw through next time. *Dark Samus charges her energy and levels her weapon at Metal before firing off a Super Missile of DEATH!* Hit! She drops to the ground and fires off a barrage of shots with her Phazon Beam.
Metal Man: "Man... what a waste of firepower."
Razor (GM): She then fires off a missile! Hit!
Aribar: "Be careful, Metal!"
Metal Man: "She'll have to hit ME first..."
Razor (GM): She then lifts up into the air and begins charging again.
Aribar: "By Whaller, let my aim be true!" *Aribar rushes in to stick Moonlight right into that phazon beam gun!*
Metal Man does another Earthquake attack.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT!
Metal Man then tries the throwing of the baton again.
Razor (GM): Hmm... a horrible miss... that warrants a Counterattack! Dark Samus lowers her blaster from her position in the air. The Phazon energy gathers in the cannon before a narrow blue beam of energy shoots out of it, carving a fine line into the ground as it is swept through Aribar and Metal. Phazon Laser! Hit Hit! Phazon Shield destroyed!
Metal Man: "Great shot... though we're back to where we started, kinda."
Razor (GM): She drops to the ground and instantly lays into Metal with her Phazon Beam.
Aribar: "... That is it... You're dead meat!"
Razor (GM): CRIT HIT HIT HIT MISS!
Metal Man: "Ow."
Razor (GM): She follows up by firing off a missile.
Metal Man runs up to Dark Samus and hits her on the head with the baton.
Razor (GM): Dodge!
Metal Man (GM): *End of the counter-counter attack.*
Razor (GM): She leaps away from the attack and turns to Aribar, blasting him with a missile.
Aribar's head asplode.
Razor (GM): She then leaps into the air, starting to charge her energy again.
Metal Man (GM): The Void peered at the battle. Yes, he had destroyed Aribar. But Metal Man had hardly taken any damage. Worse yet, Aribar had two other lives. Dark Samus, for all intents and purposes, had failed. Disgusted, he dismissed the one-off hole in reality, and then went... to another monitor in Ivan's base.
The Void: "These Questers are too stubborn! With their lives and their mad leader, I can't kill them anywhere NEAR as quickly as I need to! But wait... what if..."
Metal Man (GM): The Void glanced at the data on Locos. Within the mind of that mind Lunarian, Charles, the one who was so crazy he called himself "Locos Docos", he detected a quite evil plan.
Metal Man (GM): So naturally, he warped reality again, and made it so. If he could not destroy the Questers, then he would...
Locos Docos (GM): 'Tis another day in the realm of Nintendus. The planet, at the moment, is a peace. No threats, and no dad gum Locos's army doing somethin' suspicious.
Deloth: "Ahhh... bliss."
Locos Docos (GM): Why, even some of the Questers are dozing off, not having done anything for ...15 minutes.
Deloth is perched in a tree branch watching the clouds go by.
Metal Man: "This peace is getting to me."
Digifanatic: "I know... but of course, anything can happen in this place..."
Garrick is, erm, off strolling around the stadium by his lonesome.
Yurie is sharpening her sword in the big room,a glass of red koolaid sitting beside her as she works on her weapon..
Aribar is in his sleep-like trance in the corner of the R&R.
Locos Docos (GM): Yet for those in the Big Room, if any, they will get quite a surprise.
Garrick strolls by... well, what do you know! The Big Room!
Locos Docos (GM): A voice over the intercom for the entire building, in a bit of a raspy voice, is heard...
Deloth blinks a bit and heads inside, hearing a rather annoying voice in there.
Spyke is leaning against a wall outside of R&R, his weapon at his side, his head low, eyes closed. he stays calm and collected as he contemplates the inside of his eyelids.
??: "I gotta say, all of you people who go out and fight that evil come to this main room right now! That's right, I'm talking about them uhh... Quester persons!"
Deloth: "I knew it couldn't last."
Digifanatic enters the room. "Sounds like some preacher."
Yurie: "...the heck??"
Deloth draws his katana.
Metal Man: "Hmmmm???? Who's saying that?"
Deloth: "If it's a TV evangelist, heads will roll." *walks towards the Big Room.*
Spyke lifts his head slowly and opens his eyes, and surveys the hallways with is blue eyes. "Hm? Whatever." He lowers his head again and closes his eyes once more.
Aribar wakes up... The elf hears the end of the message and quickly grabs his equipment while following the others. "What is going on?"
Garrick just sorta shrugs and walks inside the Big Room.
Digifanatic: "I dunno, just sounds like the style they talk in..."
Spyke sighs, feeling a bit restless, and makes his way to 'the big room.'
Azure (GM): A man of medium build sits under a tree. He wears a white and blue cloak that covers his head. His pants are made of an odd fabric. It fits around his waist yet is baggy going at the bottom and tight again at the ankle. He hears the small announcement and makes his way to the big room wherever that may be
Garrick: "Well, what is going on now? Some crazy wizard? A insane robot? A slightly annoyed waggon filled with pancakes?"
Metal Man goes to the Big room, following all these random people. "I don't know. Now then, what is supposed to be going on?"
Yurie blinks, standing up and looking over at the others, then shrugs. "You tell me..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman, who is of course in the big room by now, is as clueless as everyone else.
Garrick: "If it's a severed head, I'm going to be very upset."
Deloth heads into the Big Room.
Wolfman: "I don't know who or what is operating the PA system..."
Deloth: "Okay, what the heck is GOING ON HERE?!"
Azure stands back just wondering.
Wolfman: "I'd love to know."
Locos Docos (GM): He enters the room. He has a blue head, with sunglasses that have a white outline. He has big teeth always showing, and is a portly kind of fella who wears an orange shirt, has no hands, a big green belt, and grey pants. His arms move back and forth as he walks, in a kinda cool way. As he enters from the doorway, a mysterious chorus (men with girls voice) shout/sing...
Metal Man: "...This is the last time I eat boraxo."
Spyke, a 6 foot one human with short, wvay brown hair and crystal blue eyes, continues his search for 'the big room.' He is wearing a sleeveless blue vest, open in the middle, underneath lies a white t-shirt. His blue jeans are torn at the knees and frayed at the bottom. He enters the 'big room.'
CHORUS: "Here comes the Thnikkamaaaaaaaan!!"
Deloth: "Take me now, Alezin..."
Wolfman: "Who are you and what are you doing in the stadium?"
Locos Docos (GM): He also has a piece of paper attached to him, in red ink, with 'TH' on it... taped.
Thnikkaman: "Ya, shut up kid."
Aribar: "... Who?"
Wolfman: "Kid? I beg to differ."
Deloth: "Okay, give us a good explanation or I'm calling the cops."
Metal Man: "Or was it chlorine poisoning?"
Garrick: "More like give us a good explanation or heads are gonna roll."
Thnikkaman: "Yeah, I'm the replacement guy for some big floating white cat for the time being."
Digifanatic: "If you're talking about Mewtwo, he was purple last time I checked..."
Wolfman: "Why was this done without telling me?"
Deloth: "Because he's a SPY!"
Locos Docos (GM): He pulls off his sunglasses and shows that he has like a bead for his left eye and his right eye is bulgy, white eye, a blue iris.
Digifanatic: "Oh my..."
Metal Man: "A spy? No spy announces their presence like that."
Garrick: "...this is all very confusing..."
Thnikkaman: "Look, I just get paid for the job. I don't need to explain anything!"
Deloth sighs and Dexes the guy.
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight. "Tell use why or else you won't be alive to have said job."
Deloth: "Dex, help us sort this out..."
Smash Dex: *rim-shot noise.* "Thnikkaman: A very popular guy, yet no one knows what he does. No further data available." *End of entry.*
Yurie: "...okay... why was Mewtwo replaced by a big ugly crazy guy with no fashion sense?"
Locos Docos (GM): He puts back on the sunglasses.
Thnikkaman: "You want to talk fashion sense, girl, or do you want a job?"
Deloth: "Yurie, can we leave now?"
Garrick slowly looks to Yurie.
Deloth: "That depends on what the job is."
Thnikkaman pulls out a remote and points it at the movie screen. The screen is activated and it shows various scenes with what looks like a circus.
Deloth: "You want us to help you get back into Barnum's tent?"
Thnikkaman: "This is your job, people: Somethin' funky's goin down in this circus-place."
Aribar: "Barnum? Who is that?"
Yurie: "...okay... and what do you want us to do about it?"
Wolfman: "Funky? It better not be about Mewtwo."
Locos Docos (GM): The screen shows an old lion smoking a cigar in the background for a second.
Spyke stands around watching all this, quietly.
Thnikkaman: "When you see an animal smoking a king size pack, then ya gotta know something's not right!"
Yurie: "...I've seen weirder stuff..."
Deloth walks over to the nearest wall and starts banging his head against the wall.
Locos Docos (GM): Thnikkaman turns off the screen.
Garrick raises his hand.
Deloth: "No, no, no. This is so not right..."
Thnikkaman: "You got that right. Yeah? You with the raising hand..."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..."
Garrick: "Yeah, why is Mewtwo not here and why are you taking his place?"
Locos Docos (GM): Thnikkaman moves his lips, but his teeth don't seem to move.
Thnikkaman: "I told you! He just wanted some time off, that's all."
Yurie mutters under her breath, then looks at the creep.
Aribar: "I think you're fibbing..."
Digifanatic: (whispering to Metal) "I don't believe that dude at all..."
Thnikkaman: "I'm the one fillin' the space and callin' the shots."
Yurie: "Alright... what do we need to do..."
Thnikkaman: "Also... the ringmaster looks like some kind of soldier..."
Deloth walks back to the group.
Azure remains silent he stands on the side of the wall just watching everything.
Thnikkaman: "I can't seem to shake off real bad vibes from the dude. You got your jobs, so I'm off elsewhere. Later kids!"
Digifanatic: "Eh, maybe a veteran trying to help kids after fighting, but I'm probably wrong..."
Locos Docos (GM): Thnikkaman leaves the same way he entered, and the chorus sings...
CHORUS: "There GOES The Thnikkamaaaaaaann!"
Deloth: *under breath.* "Goodbye, good riddance."
Metal Man: "..."
Wolfman: "Well... I can bet that's where Mewtwo went."
Garrick: "...I could kill for a smoke right about now..."
Aribar: "... If he steals a single coin from this place he's a dead man."
Yurie: "..." *watches him leave, then looks at the koolaid she was drinking, then slooowly pushes it away...* "Okay... that... was way too weird..."
Wolfman: "But I have to make sure he doesn't do anything... funny."
Deloth: "What was your first clue?"
Metal Man: "I still say it was contaminated water supply! Maybe it was boraxo in my drink!"
Garrick: "Let's just... go..."
Deloth: "I don't trust him. What if he locks me up in bands and has people laugh at me?!"
Garrick turns on his heel and heads for the Warp Room.
Wolfman: "Wait Garrick... we don't even have warp coordinates!"
Deloth: "So what now? MTAs?"
Wolfman: "Unless... he hid them somewhere, or programmed them in for us... I have no clue where that circus is."
Garrick shakes his hand over his shoulder as he keeps walking "That's what I'm going to look into..."
Locos Docos (GM): Thnikkaman pops his head out through the doorway.
Deloth: "What now?"
Spyke: "Back so soon?"
Thnikkaman: "Yeah. I set the warp things to the circus for ya. Now get to it!"
Locos Docos (GM): Thnikkaman pops back his head.
CHORUS: "There GOES The Thnikkamaaaaaaann!"
Metal Man: "...Okay."
Deloth nods and heads to the warp room.
Digifanatic heads back towards the Warp Room.
Metal Man goes to the warp room.
Yurie: "...I'm starting to prefer the psychic pokemon to that freak..." *follows.*
Spyke follows everyone else, whistling the chorus to 'there goes the Thnikkaman', which is now stuck in his head.
Aribar sighs and heads to the Warp Room of doom +1.
Yurie: "...hold up..who're these two?" *points to Spyke and Azure.*
Garrick: "No idea... doesn't matter... let's just go..."
Spyke stops and looks around. "Who?"
Garrick walks into the Warp Room and vaults into the green pipe.
Deloth enters the warp also.
Locos Docos (GM): When the Questers reach the destination, they land and are to wait in line to enter the circus. It's about as normal as a normal one, with the exception of clouds that flutter around a couple white elephants.
Azure wanders behind following them to the warp room.
Deloth immediately tears out a handful of hair.
Yurie lands in a flash of light..then blinks at the line.
Metal Man: "This place is crazy."
Locos Docos (GM): Apparently, the purple dude forgot to mention about this minor... "Setback." But the Questers would have to at most... wait 5 minutes.
Yurie: "...I knew I should have gotten my usual bottle of cranberry juice..." *sighs... then looks around and decides to step out of line...*
Garrick chuckles and follows Yurie's lead.
Metal Man follows Garrick... if something weird happens, it better happen to him first. ;p
Deloth starts walking next to Yurie.
Aribar blinks and follows the others with his sword out.
Locos Docos (GM): It'd be best for the Questers to wait in line. The security around here are big and beefy.
Metal Man: "Hmmm..."
Spyke stays in line, looking around, sighing. .oO(I feel so out of place...)
Metal Man: "What do you think, Yurie? I'm kinda confused. This place is weird. While I am weird... it's in a different way."
Yurie: "You're not the only one who's confused Metal... where in the heck are we anyway?" *gets out her Dex and pulls up a map...*
Garrick: "Why are we here again?"
Metal Man: "Well... a circus. We're here to beat up the ringleader, who must be a soldier."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, something odd..."
Spyke looks at Yurie as she responds, and then back at Metal. .oO(Ah... so she is named Yurie, and he is named Metal... Odd name...)
Locos Docos (GM): Upon waiting in line, a 5 ft. 11 in. lady approaches Spyke. She has big fur coat, and seems rich.
Garrick: "...then... why don't we just go in and beat him up so we can get outta here?"
Yurie: "I dunno about you..but why don't we hush about it while we're around security."
Locos Docos (GM): She karate chops him on the head. Making him a feel a bit woozy.
Garrick: "That's why." *Points at what just happened to Spyke.*
Obnoxious Rich Lady: "You rotten little brat! How dare you take my spot in line!"
Metal Man: "Ok."
Spyke looks towards the apparently wealthy lady with the big fur coat .oO(...) He steps backward, dazed, as she karate chops him. "Wha?"
Aribar: "... Hey, lady, that was rude!"
Locos Docos (GM): She gets a scowl on her face.
Azure silent seems to listen to this group. "Ok, so his name is Metal and that's Yurie. And that's... Spyke..so... who is..." he looks at the remaining ones.
Garrick: "The one-armed wizard has a point. Why don't you just back off, miss..."
Spyke straightens up, trying to shake off that weird feeling. "What are you talking about?"
Obnoxious Rich Lady: "Ohh... so you want a piece of me too, little man!?"
Deloth: "Hey, shut it."
Yurie: "...alright, look... don't make me call security on you, miss whatever your name is..."
Metal Man takes out his stun baton and starts tapping it on his other hand, police style.
Aribar: "I'm an elf!"
Garrick steps in front of Aribar and sends a very strong glare in the woman's direction. (Intimidating)
Yurie draws her sword, resting the flat of the blade on her shoulder...
Metal Man: "We can always take you down..."
Spyke: "We... we can?"
Metal Man: "We're Questers! Anyone who gets in our way gets whacked."
Deloth unsheathes his katana.
Locos Docos (GM): The Obnoxious Rich Lady face turns red and ties a karate-type headband around her head. She then ties her fur coat around her waist.
Metal Man: "Unless... this Lady is invincible. Then we're doomed."
Yurie: "...well... we usually try diplomacy, but we can do violence..."
Garrick: "Diplomacy seems to have failed... shall we, gentlemen and lady?"
Spyke: "WHat is she... doing..."
Deloth: "Ooh, a fur belt. So scary."
Obnoxious Rich Lady: "I don't care who you are!! You try intimidating me, and disrespect your elders!?"
Digifanatic: "Might as well..."
Obnoxious Rich Lady: "Then it's go time, you young whipper-snappers!"
Metal Man: "It's Dryer time!"
Yurie: "...she's apparently going for the karate kid look... meh... forget this... Starlight rondo..."
Aribar: "Lady, get ready for a shocking experience!" *Prepares a Bolt spell.*
Yurie sighs, flicking a blast at mist rich karate lady. Miss.
Spyke just takes a few steps back, his hand on his gun at his side. "That hurt, you know that?"
Garrick tightens his fingerless gloves and watches..
Yurie sighs, shaking her head, then goes after the obnoxious lady with her sword. CRIT *follows with another slash.* Hit! *then turns and leaps upwards, a pillar of slicing wind following her as she executes Headwind.*
Locos Docos (GM): She closes her eyes, and leaps to the right. The rich lady makes circles with her hands in front of her face, goes (in lowering and raising her voice) "Waaaaaaaaaaahhhh!" then makes a dash, shifts out (leaving one second after-image), and lays a swift karate chop to the back of the Yurie's neck.
Digifanatic tries to hold his chuckling in...
Yurie: Miss. *She retaliates by trying to slice and grab the annoying woman.*
Locos Docos (GM): She shifts out of the way before being hit.
Deloth: "Garrick, scan her!"
Garrick: "You scan her." Garrick runs forward and sends a quick punch in her direction.
Locos Docos (GM): The Obnoxious Old Lady easily catches the punch with one hand. She smiles widely, and flings Garrick backwards.
Smash Dex: *Broken-guitar sound.* "60-Year-Old Judo Lady. HP: ? AC: 17 . Defense: 5|3 . STR: 18 . SPD: 20 . INT: 23 . Description: WARNING: Do not dex. Scans indicate that elderly female has mutated genes. Genes will become active if target is dexed, thus transforming old lady to become faster and stronger." *End of Entry.*
Garrick twists in midair, landing in a crouching position "Well, that was unexpected."
Spyke: "Is that bad?"
Deloth: "Can you say curveball, people..."
Locos Docos (GM): The lady...
Metal Man: "...Well... talk about an innovative enemy."
Locos Docos (GM): She... she begins to power up.
Yurie: "...okay... when were we dropped into a DBZ episode?"
Locos Docos (GM): Wind starts to come from her. She screams at the top of her lungs.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Azure: "Never heard of that before..." *finally breaks his silence.*
Spyke: "A what episode?"
Metal Man: "...Get out the shotgun."
Locos Docos (GM): Her skin begins to become... a bit of a scaly green. She stops. She seems to be fully healed. Her eyes are now a bit of a reddish color.
Spyke: "Lady, what the heck have you been smoking? You look -ugly-."
Garrick: "...VERY bad choice of words, new guy."
Yurie: "Um... new guy... please don't tick off the crazy scaly lady... just beat her up..."
Spyke: "Huh? Oh, right."
Azure: "I try not to annoy my opponents. Many have fallen with words like that..."
Garrick: "Just HIT her!"
Obnoxious Old Lady: "..."
Spyke draws his weapon, a long barreled pistol, and fires a single shot, with a small bit of air sweeping behind it.
Locos Docos (GM): The green lady deflects the shot with supa speed.
Garrick: "..." *whistle.* "...the dame is pretty fast..."
Locos Docos (GM): She then hobbles around on one foot, trips when she puts the other down, and makes an intentional headbutt.
Spyke: "..." *side steps swiftly and then brings his fist back, small bits of flame running along his knuckles. He punches, sweeping downward, aiming for her midsection. "Damn... she is faster than she looks..."
Metal Man: "Yes... but not fast enough for me!"
Azure: "I'll take that into mind." He goes for obnoxious lady his right palm glows and goes a blaze. He dashes forward and tries to punch her dead on in the chest with a Fist of Mars.
Metal Man (GM): *PUNCH*
Digifanatic applauds for the new guy.
Azure spins out with his left foot glowing in blinding light at her chin.
Metal Man (GM): The luck is with Azure, hit.
Deloth claps for the new guy.
Yurie: "...nice moves..."
Digifanatic: "I think he has potential..."
Spyke: "Woah... damn... He is... far more skilled than I..."
Azure comes out of his spin kick and tries to rap things up with a assault of punches.
Locos Docos (GM): The lady has had enough punishment. She backflips, and makes circles with her hands in front of her face, goes (in lowering and raising her voice) "Waaaaaaaaaaahhhh!" then makes a dash, shifts out (leaving one second after-image), and lays a swift karate chop to the back of Azure's neck.
Locos Docos (GM): Azure has Daze!
Azure takes a step, back holding his neck in his hands, trying the relieve the pain.
Digifanatic attempts to hit with Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): *Barely miss.*
Locos Docos (GM): She uses her swift kick to block the attack.
Digifanatic: "She's a toughie... go get her."
Deloth attacks the lady with One-Two Stab.
Locos Docos (GM): She hobbles to the right to allow Deloth to stab air.
Aribar dashes towards the evil lady of doom and attempts to ruin her fur coat by slashing at it with Moonlight.
Digifanatic: "Nice shot Ari!"
Aribar follows up by attempts to grab that repulsive lady.
Locos Docos (GM): She gives Aribar a plain headbutt.
Metal Man (GM): *HITZ.*
Metal Man: "Alright! It's time to defeat this old hag!"
Azure: "Is he always like that?"
Metal Man: "MAXIMUM KIIICK!" *He leaps up, and flies at the Lady, trying to give her a super-fast boot to the head.* "BANZAAAIIIII!!!"
Locos Docos (GM): She hardly makes a move, and as Metal passes, she just slaps him hard on the back of the neck.
Metal Man (GM): *HIT.*
Metal Man then follows up with throwing two DVDs at this Lady. "HIYAAAAAA!!! And now... to finish off this enemy... DRYER THROW!" *picks up a Dryer outta nowhere, and throws it at the Lady's head.... and blows up something else.
Yurie: "...where do you keep pulling out all these weird objects?"
Metal Man: "It is... my gift."
Spyke: "A gift... how weird..."
Locos Docos (GM): She shifts, and with a stern face attempts a chop to the back of neck.
Garrick: "That's Metal for you."
Metal Man (GM): *ULTIMATE SUPER DODGE.*
Metal Man bends away from the attack ala the Matrix, then throws a dryer at the Lady as a counter-attack.
Locos Docos (GM): The mutated Obnoxious Rich Lady hobbles around on one foot, trips when she puts the other down, and makes an unintentional headbutt to Spyke. She collapses to the floor.
Metal Man (GM): *El miss.*
Yurie giggles, then leaps upwards and STOMPS on the lady.
Spyke: "Well, it seems she can't hit me, nor I her. Go, Yurie! Hurt her!"
Yurie then performs a Headwind, probably knocking hte broad into the air. CRIT! She backflips and goes to Slice-and-Dice the lady in mid air. SLICESLICESLICE!
Yurie then whirls around, nailing her with a double kick.
Locos Docos (GM): The lady, with green face, now turns red... She moves with a slight grace... Wherever she moves, she leaves after after-images. She then leaps forward, somersaulting into the air four times, lands on her feet, spreads her legs apart some, and *attempts.* delivers lightning-fast punches to Yurie that make her looks as though she has four arms and the fists, when being punched and pulled, also leave after-images. The lady is no longer dazed.
Garrick is where he was standing just a few seconds before. He's currently in mid air, speeding down toward the form of the lizard lady in a drill kick.
Locos Docos (GM): She stands a few inches to where Garrick will land, spreads her legs apart some, and delivers lightning-fast punches that make her look as though she has four arms and the fists, when being punched and pulled, also leave after-images.
Garrick blocks what he can, but gets trounced by more than half of the blows...
Spyke draws his pistol again, and fires another shot, but without the added wind burst.
Locos Docos (GM): She is fatigued from punching so fast, so she decides to leap forward and go for a headbutt to Spyke.
Mutated Obnoxious Rich Lady: "...Erreewweeror..."
Metal Man: "What?"
Azure still holding his hands around his neck tries to overcome the slight pain and straighten his mind and gaze. He tries to take a step forward but he just stumbles a lot. (did not overcome daze)
Deloth slams the lady across the gut with a Bomb Kick.
Locos Docos (GM): The rich bastard catches Deloth's leg with both her hands and flips him backwards.
Aribar goes for more stabbination on the crazy lady. Then he follows with a twirling slash from Moonlight again.
Locos Docos (GM): The rich bastard catches Aribar's sword with both her hands, not by the sharp sides, and spins him away counterclockwise.
Metal Man throws more DVDs at her. Then he picks up and throws a Dryer at the evil woman.
Locos Docos (GM): The rich bastard catches the Dryer with both her hands and throws it at Metal, but purposely misses by only a few centimeters. She leaps backwards... and raises her arms in the air and begins to yell.
Spyke: "Hey, grandma, you are fast enough to not be hit, but can you hit me?"
Mutated Obnoxious Rich Lady: "WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!"
Deloth: "Oh no, what now?!"
Spyke: "Yeah, nice lungs. Now, hit me!"
Locos Docos (GM): She puts her hands together as to pray, and has a straight face on her lips.
Metal Man: "I need to find a car to throw at her."
Locos Docos (GM): She puts one leg out, and starts to spin in place. She spins faster at 5... 10... 30 mph...
Yurie: "...what in blazes is she doing? Trying to make a tornado?"
Garrick: "I wouldn't be surprised..."
Spyke: "Wow, multiple talents. She has lungs and can dance."
Locos Docos (GM): She begins to spin so fast she is now a yellowish cyclone.
Deloth: "Guys, we should get away..." *takes a few steps back.*
Locos Docos (GM): The cyclone moves around and around the battlefield, and ends up hitting each Quester, in a half-circle going counterclockwise, four times due to moving at ultra-fast speeds. She then returns to her starting point, and the cyclone dies down and she eventually stops spinning... and puts her leg down.
Metal Man (GM): Well, only 1 hit.
Garrick slowly rises from a cross-arms blocking position, having gotten hit once. He growls lowly, then tightens his fingerless leather gloves. "Alright, this woman has gotten on my last nerve."
Deloth: "Go get 'em."
Yurie: "Her rear is mine..." *grins, then rushes the woman and leaps, coming down on her with a sword slash.*
Spyke: "You can have her rear. I just want to hit the damn broad."
Locos Docos (GM): She looks up to Yurie, and has one leg stretching the other way... and at the last moment moves her entire body to move so it misses Yurie.
Garrick is charging at the woman, his legs pumping like mad as he meets her head on and brings his fist up into her chin.
Locos Docos (GM): She uses one hand to catch Garrick's fist. She then chops Garrick in the back of the neck.
Spyke runs at her and does a simple punch.
Deloth: "WHY WON'T SHE DIE?!"
Metal Man: "I dunno. We must throw more things at her."
Smash Dex: "HP: ? But she is up to 170%."
Locos Docos (GM): Hit.
Spyke follows up by firing a ball of ice, with yellow crackling lightning inside.
Locos Docos (GM): She uses her left hand to turn it into a fist, then punches it into the air at a 45 degree angle.
Azure stays still in a kenpu stance with his fist held forward and his legs separated apart. His left rest by his stomach. His gaze on this old hag spins and twists as he sees multiple images he shakes his head trying to make since of everything. gaze straightens as he sees the old bag of scales before him. He runs straight at here with a normal punch.
Locos Docos (GM): She's punched silly.
Azure spins his left fist is set ablaze as he goes for a right jab.
Locos Docos (GM): She catches Azure's fist, grapples with him, and goes for a headbutt.
Azure batted away again this time holding his face.
Deloth attempts a Flare Swipe on the woman.
Locos Docos (GM): She ducks your attack, then moves with grace. She spreads her legs apart some, and delivers lightning-fast punches that make her looks as though she has four arms and the fists, when being punched and pulled, also leave after-images.
Deloth gets hit, over and over again.
Locos Docos (GM): She stops and bows briefly.
Deloth: "Nice moves..."
Aribar lunges at the evil menace. Yah!
Locos Docos (GM): She dodges to Ari's left... and delivers a chop to his back as he passes by her.
Locos Docos (GM): No daziness for the elf. Will Met defeat the old lady?
Deloth: "You'd better beat her!"
Locos Docos (GM): The allegedly-invincible 60-year-old lady?
Azure shakes of the headbutt to the face.
Metal Man fires some good ole' DVDs at the old Lady.
Locos Docos (GM): She starts to become dizzy herself.
Mutated Obnoxious Rich Lady: *gooorrrannn.*
Metal Man uses Mimic on the old Lady, trying to gain a random ability from her. "Let's see how you like your own attack..." *makes circles with his hands in front of his face, then yells "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!" And dashes at the Lady, making a second after-image and doing a swift karate chop to the back of the neck.*
Locos Docos (GM): Her dizziness has conveniently allowed Metal to miss. She must skip her attack due to so much suffering.
Deloth: "Get her!"
Spyke: "Hurt her! Maim her! Make her pay for her constant yelling and Judo action."
Yurie growls, then slashes her again. Hit!
Locos Docos (GM): As Yurie is about to hit the lady, a security guard blocks the attack by grabbing her sword.
Yurie: "...tha heck??"
Security: "That's it. Break it up."
Locos Docos (GM): Several more security guards move in.
Deloth moans and passes out.
Garrick: "...you've got to be KIDDING me..."
Security: "That's enough. You and that old lady have caused enough rioting."
Yurie: "Come on, she attacked us first!"
Metal Man: "But we were about to smash her into the ground!"
Locos Docos (GM): They step in to block both the lady and the Questers. *BATTLE OVER.*
Metal Man: "Okay... we still aren't in the circus, though..."
Security: "You people are causing too much of a ruckus."
Aribar: "... Don't make me use my magic on you... We'll kill her for harming us so!"
Deloth slowly stands up. "Is it over yet..."
Spyke: "... You have -got- to be... kidding..."
Yurie: "It's over..." *sheaths her sword...*
Security: "Since she is the one that started this mess, we will take care of her."
Garrick: "Ari, just back off... it's alright... let's just finish this blasted mission..."
Deloth sheathes his katana.
Metal Man: "I hope the Thnikkaman hasn't been stealing office supplies."
Security: "We suggest you either get back in line, or we will have to resort to more drastic measures."
Deloth: "Good, it's over..."
Aribar sheaths his sword.
Garrick just moves back in line quietly, glowering at the ground.
Spyke holsters his pistol and looks back at the circus. "..." He repositions himself back into the line.
Deloth stumbles over back into the line, bleeding as he walks.
Locos Docos (GM): The old lady goes unconscious. She mutters some final words, then the security guards drag her away.
Metal Man looks to see if there's any way to get inside the circus. Maybe the line is gone?
Yurie gets back in line, smiling all innocent.
Azure rubs his face from the hard headbutt.
Metal Man gets in line as well.
Azure: "Oww. So anyone find a way in..."
Locos Docos (GM): The line was scared off. Perhaps by her constant taunting and the dryers that are all over the field.
Deloth: "Anyone got a band-aid..."
Garrick just moves on into the big top. "...why is it I can't hit somebody... at all?"
Locos Docos (GM): All there is is the ticketmaster. He is a green sorta guy, with horns on his head... and wears a striped blue shirt.
Deloth stumbles a bit, then starts following Garrick.
Garrick: "Right, are you going to turn into a huge bull and start attacking us too?"
Ticketmaster: *takes his hand out.* "Tickets please."
Deloth: "Where can we get tickets, good sir?"
Metal Man: "...D'oh. Can we... you know... buy them somewhere?"
Ticketmaster: "If you don't have tickets, then I can let in... For 5,000 coins each."
Yurie: "Um..how much are tickets?"
Locos Docos (GM): "...1,000 for the cutie back there." He winks at Yurie.
Metal Man: "Five thousand? I'm kind of low on money." .oO(We should have mugged that rich lady.)
Aribar just tries to walk past the ticketmaster.
Metal Man: "Uhhh... that Rich Lady will pay for us!"
Locos Docos (GM): Security blocks you.
Metal Man: "She swore that she would. Yeah."
Metal Man: "But then she went crazy and karate chopped Spyke."
Security: "Have the payment now... or leave."
Aribar: "Look! A distraction!" *Points the opposite direction.*
Spyke: "5000... are you mad?! Who can actually aff... yeah, she said she would pay for us and then she hit me." ;-;
Locos Docos (GM): He pulls out some weird... bracelets. They're a bit tacky looking. They have diamonds here and there.
Metal Man: "What're those?"
Ticketmaster: "No coins, and no tickets... Then you gotta wear these on your wrists."
Garrick: "And these do what?"
Aribar sneaks off to the other side of the tent...
Spyke: "You can't... be... ugh..." He shakes his head slowly, looking at the ground.
Ticketmaster: "Let's just say they... help prolong the show, if you know what I mean."
Metal Man looks to see if the Rich lady is anywhere nearby.
Locos Docos (GM): Aribar is pulled back by more security goons. The rich lady is nowhere in sight. She was pulled off. All that remains of her is the battlefield.
Metal Man: "...Yeah... we really should have robbed that lady..."
Garrick: "Fine, whatever, sure. Let's just get this over with..."
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight, rushes towards the tent, and rips it open with his sword before rushing inside if all of that is possible.
Ticketmaster: "Then wear these and have a nice day."
Spyke: "Can't we just... shove them into our pockets and not let anyone see them?"
Locos Docos (GM): He hands the Questers two some of the bracelets, and they snap onto their wrists. He then throws one on Aribar's wrist, and it makes a perfect ringer. It causes him to fall straight down just before he cuts. Appears to be a bit heavy for a smaller fry.
Metal Man shrugs and enters with the wrist things.
Aribar: "Gah! Get it off!"*He attempts to shake it off while getting away from the tent.*
Spyke looks at the wrist thing "..." He follows slowly behind.
Locos Docos (GM): It gives Aribar a ticklish feeling when he touches it. Unable to.
Aribar: "I demand you take this cursed device off of me right now!"
Ticketmaster: "Not until the show's over, ya small... wizard head fry thing."
Aribar: "You will take this off of my wrist now unless you want to feel the wrath of a Jentanian Wizard!"
Locos Docos (GM): "... Security." The security literally picks Aribar up from off the ground and carries him to the circus act.
Aribar: "Bolt!" *He attempts to shock the closest being.*
Locos Docos (GM): The security goons hair stands up, but feel nothing.
Aribar: "I don't care what it takes, even my death, I want this demonic band off!" *tries to charge a Terrorbolt to take them out... He's maaaad.*
Metal Man: "Ummm... it's just a band. So... what are we supposed to be looking for at a... a... circus?"
Deloth: "The fancy-pants, AKA the ringleader."
Metal Man: "Okay. Now then, we need to find out what these bands do, and fast."
Locos Docos (GM): Within the circus tent, there are several platforms. There are a couple dinosaurs juggling, clowns chasing each other with Bob-ombs, and the white elephants with clouds fluttering around them.
Deloth examines the band and tries to pry a diamond out with his claw.
Metal Man: "This place is crazy. Good thing we're seeing it for free."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... those are some odd things, alright."
Locos Docos (GM): The Questers come in one side... which is a bit... empty. The circus is a bit crowded on the other side of the tent. It also feels like it is 79 degrees.
Deloth: "Er, why is everyone over there?"
Locos Docos (GM): Seats are leather chairs... as opposed to benches or crappy folding chairs.
Metal Man: "Now then... I wonder where the ringleader is hiding..."
Digifanatic: "Ooh... leather."
Metal Man gets out his dex, and dexes the bands and diamond things.
Metal Man: "I sure hope these bands don't mutate when scanned... Meh."
Deloth keeps trying to pry a jewel out.
Metal Man sits down in one of the chairs carefully--checking that it isn't a man-eating chair first.
Locos Docos (GM): It moves about 1/16 of an inch. Only that much. There's a couch in the spotlight. But no chairs that eat a fellow man.
Deloth sits down into a chair and keeps trying to pull out a diamond.
Metal Man sits down, and peers at the spectacles, looking for the ringleader.
Digifanatic walks over to the couch.
Locos Docos (GM): The lights begin to dim, and the spotlights move around the middle of the tent, and a voice comes from out of nowhere, on the microphone. It's a male with a somewhat deep voice.
Metal Man (GM): .oO(Must be the opposite of the so-called Thnikkaman thing.)
Ringleader: "LAAAADDIIIEEESSS, aannndd GENTLEMEN!! The Bumbling Brother Circus is proud to present the first act of the afternoon!"
Deloth: *under breath.* "Bumbling's for sure."
Locos Docos (GM): The crowd on the other side cheers and the "Crowd" on the Questers' side just claps and yells real loudly.
Ringleader: "Our first act... is the 97th wonder of Nintendus..."
Locos Docos (GM): Spotlights move to the center... a figure from the right begins to move to the spotlights.
Ringleader: "We proudly present..." *DRUMROLL.* "...THE BEARDED MAN!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'd say 97th wonder..."
Deloth: "Oh, for the love of..."
Locos Docos (GM): A 5 ft 10 in. man with a goatee appears. The crowd shows much disapproval.
Deloth turns his attention back to the bracelet.
Spyke shakes his head and sighs.
Digifanatic boos the man as well...
Locos Docos (GM): The man is shooed off the stage via a large cane and the center is bombarded by vegetables and the occasional rob-omb.
Metal Man pokes the bracelet on his right hand.
Digifanatic: "Thank goodness..."
Deloth keeps prying a gem out.
Ringleader: "Okay, okay! We will make sure that the next act is much better."
Locos Docos (GM): Another person, but the size of a dwarf, comes onto the stage.
Digifanatic: "Better? Pah..."
Metal Man: "Let me guess... this is the 99th wonder of Nintendus..."
Digifanatic: "He better know some crazy spell or something..."
Locos Docos (GM): *matango theme anyone?* He begins to juggle balls.
Deloth: "Wake me when it's over."
Locos Docos (GM): Soon, he begins to be thrown several more objects every 5 seconds.
Digifanatic: "Eh... not bad so far."
Locos Docos (GM): The circle begins to become bigger when he is thrown: Dumbbells, goombas, garbage cans...
Spyke: "Interesting... what if we... like threw a shoe at the juggler?"
Metal Man: "I dunno."
Deloth wonders if he should throw a home-brewed fireball at this guy.
Locos Docos (GM): ...a bed, 20 boxes, 10 tvs... a duck, a dog, a cat...
Deloth: "Now this is entertainment."
Spyke: "Or..." He looks at Metal "A dryer or some DVDs?"
Locos Docos (GM): Soon, he is beginning to juggle couches, a washing-machine... an elephant..
Metal Man looks to the bracelet, and looks for any screws, seems, or other fragile links. "He's already got an elephant..."
Deloth: "Sure, complement that washer."
Metal Man shrugs and throws a Dryer to the juggling person.
Deloth tries to take the bracelet off.
Locos Docos (GM): Each time an object goes back to the man, one could swear it was something totally different.
Spyke: "Good point..." He examines the bracelet and frowns. "This thing is tacky and ugly... Anyone have a crowbar on hand?"
Metal Man: "I have an electric baton... and one heck of a sword."
Digifanatic: "I wish I had..."
Metal Man pulls out a sword, which he can't even hold up with two hands.
Locos Docos (GM): He even juggles the dryer, and the band gives Spyke an extremely ticklish feeling when Spyke touches it.
Metal Man: "Maybe that could break it? I'm more interested in trying to unscrew it or see what it does."
Locos Docos (GM): The objects he now juggles are sharp swords, shotguns, rocks, tomatoes, peas, carrots, crowbars, radios, tigers, Waluigi(?)...
Deloth starts heating up the bracelet, hoping he can melt it.
Locos Docos (GM): It burns to Deloth's skin.
Locos Docos (GM): The circle starts to become smaller...
Metal Man: "Wait... I could mimic the guard's ability to take them off..."
Spyke: "Anyone quick enough to steal that there crowbar he has?"
Metal Man: "We need to find a guard. Then I can mimic his ability and open them naturally."
Locos Docos (GM): The objects begin to disappear... and eventually goes back to 2 motorcycles, a half-eaten pecan pie, and 5 balls.
Digifanatic: "Not me..."
Locos Docos (GM): He then stops, puts the objects down, and bows to both sides of the crowd, and leaves. The crowd goes wild.
Metal Man: "Or... if someone could find a very heavy object and drop it on the bracelet..."
Metal Man claps for the mysterious juggling person.
Spyke does a one handed clap.
Ringleader: "LADIES and GENTLEMEN! I GIVE YOU 'THE JUGGLER'! For our final act..."
Metal Man: "Wait... I just remembered. Those silly people thought my hands were my real hands... it's just a suit."
Locos Docos (GM): A giant cage comes from the darkness of the left side of the tent.
Metal Man unscrews one of his 'gloves' and tries to slide the bracelet off of his arm.
Locos Docos (GM): As Metal begins to, he gets rid of the glove, and the bracelet comes off. The bracelet, being of a strange device, begins to float...
Metal Man: "Alright!" *He repeats it with the other hand, but not before putting his glove back on.*
Locos Docos (GM): And just as fast as Metal got rid of the glove, the bracelet attaches back to his wrist.
Digifanatic: "What the?"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... looks like time for my other plan."
Garrick is with the group, if this is still that circus mission.
Ringleader: "LLLAAADDIEES and GENTLEMEN! The final act requires audience participation!"
Spyke yawns "Well, whoopdeedoo... Wait... I wonder if these bracelets have anything to do with this 'audience participation.' I thought the guards said something along those lines in regards to it..."
Digifanatic: "Well, only one way to find out..."
Garrick: "Doesn't matter. Either way, we're going to finish this weird mission."
Editor's Note: Noooope!
Locos Docos (GM): Lions start to move in the giant cage that extends into the darkness of the left side of the tent. The lights also go back to normal.
Metal Man checks to see if the bracelet somehow resized itself. Otherwise, he could attempt to squeeze it off his hand or do something to cause the other bracelet to fall off.
Locos Docos (GM): The bracelets start to vibrate... and all of the Questers feel ticklish.
Spyke: "Heh... heheheh... Weird..."
Ringleader: "All those who wish to face off against the lions... please move irrationally now!"
Metal Man: "I'll outwit these weird things... I just need something heavy, sharp, extremely hot, or deadly."
Locos Docos (GM): The crowd sits as still as a building would on a non-windy day.
Garrick: "Hmpf." Garrick just hops over the barrier and heads toward the lions.
Metal Man: "Maybe if I cut off my hand..."
Spyke doesn't move.
Ringleader: "Annnnd we have volunteers ladies and gents!"
Digifanatic just stands still, but not without shouting "Garrick? Why the heck are you doing that?"
Metal Man starts bashing the bracelet on his armchair.
Garrick: "We're going to get picked anyway. Might as well get it over with now."
Digifanatic: "Oh, I see..."
Spyke: "But... lions? They might maim you."
Locos Docos (GM): Somehow ...someway... the rest of the Questers are pulled by the bracelets.
Metal Man: "They're a joke against us Questers, but I hate these bracelets, especially this one, which keeps me from putting on my metallic glove."
Locos Docos (GM): The bracelets lead the way for those unwilling to go.
Garrick: "See? What I tell you?"
Metal Man bashes the bracelets on all nearest objects along the way. Might as well make them look dented up and ugly.
Locos Docos (GM): The cage opens briefly... and the lions held back.
Spyke: "Gah! I knew these bracelets had something to do with this."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Metal Man: "You guys kill the lions. I'll bash this hunk of junk on the announcer himself if I have to."
Digifanatic: "I'm in for it now."
Ringleader: "Ladies and gentlemen! Give a round of applause for these fooli-*ahem.* ...brave gents!"
Digifanatic: "FOOLISH? THIS WASN'T OUR CHOICE!!!"
Metal Man: "It's just a mind game."
Locos Docos (GM): The Questers are all in eventually. The cage closes... too small to creep through the cracks.
Metal Man: "Those lions don't stand a chance against us."
Locos Docos (GM): The lions no longer held back...
Metal Man: "Though it might be animal cruelty..."
Locos Docos (GM): Out comes two... and at the end... is a very old lion.
Spyke: "Who cares about cruelty to animals? What about cruelty to us?"
Metal Man: "Okay... avoid the old lion, that's gotta be some sort of trick."
Locos Docos (GM): A bit greyish... and coughs a lot ...and black smoke comes out each time it coughs. *RROOOOAAAARRRR.*
Metal Man: "Well... us Questers are stronger than lions."
Spyke: "I wonder if these are normal lions... that one seems to have a cold... and smoked one too many cigarrettes..."
Digifanatic ducks on the floor upon the release of the smoke.
Locos Docos (GM): *BATTLE.*
Garrick: "Metal, we thought we were stronger than a 60 year old lady, too."
Metal Man: "Well, we did almost kill her. It was those goons that stopped us."
Digifanatic: "Oh well..." He gets back up.
Metal Man: "And... that was a mutant 60 year old lady. Who knew Kung-Fu."
Garrick: "So, what makes you think that this is a normal old lion?"
Metal Man: "I don't, but I haven't heard of many enhancements that would make them tougher than us."
Spyke: "I have a feeling we shouldn't scan these either... Lest they be mutants, too."
Metal Man: "Short of being robots or super-sized."
Digifanatic: "I agree..."
Metal Man: "Anyway, let's all beat up one lion at a time. Goes faster that way. Maybe that one that's coughing is Mewtwo?"
Spyke: "Mew who?" He lowers his stance and tightens his grip on his gun.
Metal Man: "Mewtwo. The ultimate pokemon."
Locos Docos (GM): Lion 1 charges against Garrick and tries to slash at him.
Spyke: "Never heard of 'em."
Garrick ducks under the slash, spinning to the side as he avoids it.
Locos Docos (GM): Lion 2 runs at Metal. It then stands on its hind legs, and attempts to overpower him
Metal Man stares the lion down as it runs towards him. He pushes the Lion like it's an old lady.
Locos Docos (GM): It roars at Metal... and stands its ground.
Metal Man: "Okay... Garrick... you get to pick which lion is first to be destroyed."
Garrick spins into the one that slashed at him, sending a trio of kicks in it's direction. He moves onward to unleash a fourth kick, a heel drop that splits the ground as it hits, either lion or ground. He backs up slightly as he sends a fully cocked punch straight at the face of the beast.
Digifanatic: "Looking good today Gar!"
Garrick continues on by leaping up and sending a drill style kick into the beast's back.
Metal Man: "Hehehehe... if those lions even survive long enough, I'll make dust outta them."
Locos Docos (GM): The lion leaps out of the way.
Spyke quickly draws his pistol and fires a single shot at Lion 1. He keeps his pistol steady as he fires again, this time, with a rush of wind encircling the shot.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion dodges, and is coming to bite Spyke.
Spyke hops aside and spins around, kicking rapidly, twice.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion ducks, and slashes.
Spyke sidesteps and holsters his pistol, not countering.
Locos Docos (GM): It stalks back to the other two lions.
Metal Man (GM): *A weird object falls out of the audience into the arena.*
Digifanatic runs towards Lion 1 and leaps with a Super Mario Punch. He lands, heads back a few steps, and uses Thunderstorm on Lion 1. He sees the bolt and encircling gust barely miss. "Ah, it was worth a shot."
Locos Docos (GM): The lion seems to be badly wounded.
Metal Man attacks Lion 1 with DVDs.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion is wounded. again.
Metal Man continues the combo with... Dryer o' Doom!
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT DEATH.*
Digifanatic: "You rule Metal..."
Locos Docos (GM): The lion dodges the attack and growls.
Spyke: "Metal, where do you pull these things out of, anyway?"
Locos Docos (GM): It then turns back into the darkness and runs into it. The old lion comes up to Digi.
Spyke: "Watch out! He might wheeze on you."
Locos Docos (GM): It then starts to go back... and begins to heavily cough smoke.
Locos Docos (GM): It then slowly walks behind the Ferocious Lion.
Digifanatic: "What *cough.* was that?"
Spyke: "... And the point... of that... was?"
Garrick: "Doesn't matter. Just keep an eye on it."
Digifanatic: "Hey Del!"
Deloth: "Need some help?"
Locos Docos (GM): The second lion, learning from the first, decides to try to pounce on Garrick. The lion is overpowered.
Digifanatic: "Those lions aren't looking that good today..."
Spyke: "Stupid, underfed feline."
Garrick grabs it by the chest and tosses it back, then leaps forward and sends another drill kick it's way. He runs forward and leaps at it, sending a powerful flying kick at it. He goes whizzing past..
Locos Docos (GM): It gets conscious.
Spyke runs at the lion and punches, small lines of fire tracing his knuckles.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion waits for Spyke to come and then tries to slash at his chest.
Spyke ducks down, low, and unholsters his pistol and fires a shot at it's legs.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion's paw is shot, and backs off a couple steps.
Spyke steps back, blows on his pistol and then spins it on his finger before shocing it back into his holster.
Digifanatic: "Nice shot." *runs towards Lion 2 and uses Fire Punch on it.*
Locos Docos (GM): Chow Time!
Digifanatic: "Heh..." *He re-counters with a Karate Double to the midsection of Lion 2.*
Locos Docos (GM): The lion tries to grapple with Digi. The lion... for a second time... overpowered.
Deloth runs towards the attacked lion and hits it with a One-Two Stab.
Locos Docos (GM): One-two stab? Mo' like a one-one slash.
Deloth twists out of the way of the slash.
Locos Docos (GM): Old Smoky approaches Deloth.
Spyke: "Here he comes to cough in your face!"
Locos Docos (GM): It coughs up some black smoke. It then returns behind the lion of ferociousness 2. The young lion then attempts a meal out of Del.
Spyke: "Wait... I think I get it... I'm changing my battle plan. I'm after the old one."
Deloth rolls backwards and flips to his feet.
Garrick starts off with a simple jab at it's liony jaw.
Ringleader: "Ladies and gentlemen! I never saw our tigers be so easily beaten up before!" The crowd is roaring and cheering for the Questers.
Spyke: "Anyone notice that whoever Oldy breathes on is attacked next?"
Garrick follows up with a strong uppercut to it's jaw again..
Digifanatic: "Wow... I never did..."
Locos Docos (GM): Supper!
Garrick gets chomped. "Piece of..." He moves back away from it and regains his stance.
Spyke runs past Garrick, past Lion o F 2, and then tries to shoulder ram into the old windbag.
Locos Docos (GM): Old Smoky roars in pain. It then roars while it slips into the darkness of the cage in the back.
Deloth: "Somebody get that thing the audience dropped!"
Digifanatic: "I'll do that... "
Locos Docos (GM): And in its place... THREE MORE LIONS APPEAR!! All three roar in greatness.
Spyke: "... WHY did I go and do that?..."
Garrick: "...and we'll need it, it seems."
Deloth: "Aw MAAAAN..."
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy."
Digifanatic picks up the "Audience item."
Deloth: "Get it, Digi!"
Locos Docos (GM): The weird object... is a dented spotlight camera.
Deloth: "Oh, for the love of..."
Garrick: "...shine it into the blackness."
Spyke: "Throw it! It might blow up or something!"
Deloth: "Wait... Toss that sucker!"
Spyke: "Or do that! Use it to light up the shadow. Just do something."
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *He shines it into the shadowy area.* "This better work..."
Locos Docos (GM): The Questers are able to see... the props in the darkness, the ferocious lion, and Old smoky.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I wonder if this could blind any of the lions?"
Spyke: "Poke them in the eyes, and maybe."
Digifanatic: "But nah..." He tosses the camera at Lion 2.
Deloth: "Where's a chair and whip when you need one... You IDIOT!"
Spyke: "You might as well have thrown it at yourself..."
Deloth takes a quick glance at the props before the light burns out.
Digifanatic: "Go for them... if you can."
Deloth: "Can't! The lion's back there! Wait... A little fire might lighten this matter."
Garrick: "That stage light isn't the only one up there..."
Digifanatic: "That fire idea might work..."
Spyke: "But what if the cage catches on fire? What then? We all burn."
Deloth: "I can charge a Flare Blade." *starts doing so.*
Spyke: "I swear, if you light this cage on fire and we all die, I will kill you."
Deloth: "Don't worry, I can contain it. I hope."
Locos Docos (GM): Due to Digi's throw, or rather lack of it, it is thrown into a bar. It breaks, and sparks fly out of it. Fortunately, no one is hurt.
Deloth holds his katana aloft, and it is wrapped in flames, lighting up the darkness. "There ya go."
Spyke flinches and waits for the cage to burst into flames... or something... "..."
Locos Docos (GM): What luck! The Questers can now see the two lions, the props, and now-lit up curtains!
Spyke blinks and looks at what props they have, like chairs or whips or something.
Deloth: "I told you, I can handle it."
Locos Docos (GM): The rest of the tent is safe, however... The lions are forced to come into closer contact.
Deloth: "Guys, hurry up!"
Locos Docos (GM): The ferocious lions 2, 3, 4, and 5 approach each Quester... and attempt a switch in the balance of power. Spyke is immovable by *Lion 2* for one turn.
Locos Docos (GM): Everyone else is not overpowered.
Spyke: "Someone... get this thing off me..."
Garrick immediately moves toward Lion 2, burying a light encrusted fist into it's ribs from the side.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion refuses to budge. But lets out a deafening roar.
Garrick immediately twists his body and sends a ground shattering heel drop at it.
Locos Docos (GM): Spyke is out of comission.
Spyke: "Dah... get this thing offa me!"
Deloth: "That'll work."
Digifanatic launches towards Lion 1 with another Fire Punch.
Locos Docos (GM): Lion two uh... endures no pain, but doesn't counter since it's pinning the spyke against the ground.
Deloth attacks Lion 2 with a One-Two Stab. *Combo Plus Activated!*
Locos Docos (GM): It is now stabbed. It then runs back into the nearly illuminated shadows. Lion 2... defeated.
Deloth slams a Flare Blade into Lion 3. Auto hit! *then whacks the lion with a Bomb Kick.* *uses a Slice Upper on Lion 3.*
Locos Docos (GM): Surprise slash comes from down under!
Deloth flips calmly away.
Locos Docos (GM): Lion 3 now attacks Garrick with a bite.
Garrick dodges to the side easiler. Easily.
Locos Docos (GM): The fourth lion swipes upward to the Digifanatical. The fifth lion takes Deloth downtown with a bite to the ankle.
Deloth jumps over the bite. "You got no game!"
Garrick immediately starts in on Lion 3, hoping to finish what Deloth started. He sends another drill kick its way...
Garrick follows with a trio of kicks..
Locos Docos (GM): The lion bats at all three of Deloth's kicks to nullify them.
Deloth: "Go get him!"
Spyke slowly gets up, and popping off a quick shot at Lion 3. He follows up by running at his target, and slamming his fist at it. "Ha!" He punches with his other arm, flames rushing across his knuckles.
Locos Docos (GM): It then tries to slash thy arm.
Spyke goes underneath the attack and counters with a shot from his pistol, a burst of wind trailing behind the shot.
Locos Docos (GM): The burst of wind faints off to nowhere.
Digifanatic tries a Karate Double at Lion 3.
Locos Docos (GM): Why, it wants to hug Digi!
Locos Docos (GM): It loves Digi! Pinned for one turn.
Deloth attacks the lion that hugged Digi with a One-Two Stab.
Locos Docos (GM): It endures the pain, yet will not budge.
Deloth buries a Flare Blade into the chest of the lion. Auto Hit! *follows up with a Bomb Kick.*
Locos Docos (GM): Deloth hit digi instead, but no damage.
Garrick glances to the direction of the darkness, his eyes narrowing in that direction.
Locos Docos (GM): Lion 3 stays where it's at. Lion 4... pounces to Garrick! Garrick decides to embrace its hug instead of trying to overpower it.
Garrick: "OOF!" He gets tackled.
Garrick: "Someone find a light switch and blast it on!"
Deloth: "Dude, the curtains are on fire. You can see!"
Garrick: "Then tell me, WHERE did the old lion go???"
Locos Docos (GM): Lion 5 tries to bite Deloth instead since Spyke is elsewhere.
Deloth rolls away in the nick of time.
Spyke attacks Lion 3 with a simple punch.
Locos Docos (GM): It endures nothing. yet does not counter. lion 3 gets off of "Digi."
Deloth uses a One-Two Stab on lion 3. Then he uses a Bomb Kick on the lion.
Locos Docos (GM): The lion runs off. The curtains are done burning, and the lions, minus Old Smoky, run back to the darkness.
Garrick: "...is that it?"
Deloth: "I don't think so."
Locos Docos (GM): Old Smoke begins to have a coughing fit, for it now coughs out a couple bones... and nothing but a black smog. The entire tent begins to fill with it.
Garrick: "Announcer! Just what is going on here??"
Deloth starts coughing.
Locos Docos (GM): Will the Questers be able to survive this attack? What is Old Smoky doing? Find out... next time!!
Metal Man (GM): But there was no Next Time. Despite his best efforts, The Void had failed yet again. Old Ladies and lions had failed to destroy the Questers. He smashed the monitor in frustation, as he stalked off to another part of his lair...
The Void: "Bah! I was SURE that weirdness would slay them! No matter... I can always try again!"
Metal Man (GM): The Void plotted yet more madness... but for the moment, he had lost. Or had he?