Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 114: Attack of the Aribar Army
Date: December 29th & 30th, 2004.
Charles is at last at peace again. Despite it only being the second day at the Quester Home base, he has become extremely relaxed due to: no more paperwork, no more having to decide who to attack where, the thought of having to be attacked at any given moment, and being able to write in his cyber-journal.
Locos Docos (GM): Day: XO. Weather: Sunny. Having only been back for around 36 hours, I have forgotten what the life of leisure is like. I haven't had to put up with sitting in that comfy, though power-ridden chair, having to listen to Eggman rant on about his Empire, Emeralds or me being on his "People to kill list"...two ranks below Sonic. I put away that chair in my room that's been somewhat dusty. Guess I am still a Quester if they haven't rented it out. Though one thing has bothered me for some time.
Locos Docos (GM): Ever since I've returned, I had noticed some changes. Most specifically in Alys. It seemed she's gained some pounds from the last time we were in the same building. While I'm not the best at estimating, I can only assume she's gained at least 10 pounds. I can notice it in the thighs. Yet I better keep that to myself, lest I get a third ass kicking from that person. I swear, what is it with these obsession about figures for some people??
Locos Docos (GM): Sure some are important, but my opinion is that you shouldn't sent in a rage just because someone says you've gained a couple. Aribar and Doopliss seem to be finally getting along... not sure how long that will last. I need some dinner. Perhaps I'll make one of my specials for tonight: father's recipe for gargoyle stew and turnips.
Charles gets off from the computer and heads to the kitchen.* "Main hallway..main hallway... was it take two turns left then a right?"
Locos Docos (GM): ...3 seconds later...
Charles has finally arrived in the kitchen. "Of course! It was by the bathroom. now let's see..." He checks several of the cupboards for spices and ingredients.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the middle of whatever they were doing last, when, Oh no! The Dexes start beeping.
Wolfman: .oO(Thank goodness... I need a break from paying the bills again.) *flips open his Smash Dex.* "Wolfman here."
Charles: "...I suppose the gargoyle stuffing can wait. *switch.*!"
Aribar sheaths his sword after that battle with the heartless and opens his Dex.*
Razor does as well.
Metal Man (GM): ...It's Robotnik's face... a mass announcement. His theme plays in the background, and the words 'I am a genius. I will rule the world. I am perfect.' scroll in the blue background, in several different languages.
Dr. Robotnik: "Greetings, citizens of Nintendus! This day marks... a new age, for you, and the rest of the world! All military and police organizations are to kneel before my wrath!"
Wolfman: "And if they refuse...?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture in the corner of a field of satellites blasting holes in the Quester Hunter's headquarters.
Razor: "...ugh... not that idiot again..."
Charles: "...The Thirteen Gentlemen not doing anything about it."
Aribar: "Well, one less faction to deal with."
Dr. Robotnik: "All who refuse my power will be BLASTED INTO BITS BY MY SATELLITES!!!"
Charles: "They gotta be powerful."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik laughs heartily.
Wolfman tries to 3-way to Ivan.
Dr. Robotnik: "All who do not phone their official surrender in 15 minutes will be... TERMINATED!"
Wolfman: "Ivan, have you turned on the television yet? Your family is acting up again."
Metal Man (GM): It's blocked... this thing is jamming out all other communications.
Charles closes his dex.
Wolfman hits his holo cylinder.
Charles: "I guess it's time for one last game of alphamale smackdown!"
Metal Man (GM): The message ends, showing a timer. On the dexes, the picture goes back to normal... then shows some sort of screen.
Charles opens back his dex when hearing the new beep.
Smash Dex: "Robotnik's location has been identified. All Questers are hereby ordered to terminate Ivo Robotnik and his satellites. Warping in 3... 2... 1..."
Razor: "...I can do that...":
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Wolfman: "What the--" *warped.*
Charles: "My... chai!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone instantly appears in front of a rather ominous city. A HUGE tower is in the middle, and with it, a satellite dish.
Wolfman gets a good look at the tower. "Great... I'm back here."
Aribar blinks, puts his Dex away, and unsheathes Moonlight. "Goodie. Now what?"
Charles looks to the skies of the tower.
Metal Man (GM): A message plays over the loudspeakers.
Loudspeakers: "All units, prepare for defense! DESTROY ALL INTRUDERS!"
Metal Man (GM): Several alarms start going off.
Razor: "...fun time..."
Wolfman: "Here is the answer to your question Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): Windows are covered by metal barriers. The entire middle building is surrounded by a force field.
Charles: "And me without my Rocket Chair."
Metal Man (GM): ...And in the street the Questers are looking down, a row of three nasty looking robots is floating towards the Questers.
Aribar: "... Piffle."
R-55: "Unit R-55 Operational. Targets Sighted."
Wolfman: "Can we discuss this?"
R-56: "Orders: Destroy all intruders."
R-57: "Intruders have sighted us. Destroy."
Wolfman: "Guess not."
Charles: "Hmm... the R-50 series..."
Metal Man (GM): They look like ZERO from Sonic Adventure, except they're red, blue, and purple, respectively... And instead of arms, they have dual machineguns!
Razor: "Alright... let's take them down and get this done..."
Metal Man (GM): Carbine style exposed ones. ~Battle 1: R-50 Series Assault~
Charles gets out his auto miniguns. "I hacked into some Ivo's databases and got some info on his...'toys'."
R-55: "Terminate all intruders." It turns to Aribar and opens fire on him.
Metal Man (GM): Tons of damage!
Aribar: "... . That does it... You are DEAD! You hear me? DEAD!"
R-55: "Target 1 is almost destroyed. Finish him off."
Charles leaps up into the air and somersaults back to avoid the barrage of any stray bullets.
Razor rushes in and swings his blade through the three of them.
Metal Man (GM): All three are hit.
Razor then thrusts his blade forward and into the R-56, releasing a pulse of energy upon impact.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Razor: No status... GRABBED.
Metal Man (GM): You grab the heavier of the three bots.
R-56: "Your attempt to terminate me is futile."
Razor smirks as he begins to charge the blade (now white in the core instead of black). It grows with the energy before finally seeming to explode, engulfing the three in a wave of light.
Charles: "Come on, Razor. Pull out your biggest power and SHUT them up!"
Metal Man (GM): That attack totally misses. They block it with some sort of... super shield.
R-50 Series: "Attack Negated."
Razor jerks back and back down to the ground. "...damn..."
Charles: "Let's see what these guys are made of..." *moves his eyes very quickly, android-like, to recall the information he learned from the database of the R-50 series... namely R-56.* "Ahh... I do believe I have it... R-56 is the bulkiest and toughest of the three of these here. It comes with standard shielding capabilities, blocking repeated attacks, meaning that once it's been attacked, it's Armor Class grows at a phenomenal rate."
Wolfman: "In other words... we need a good clean attack or something?"
R-56: "Terminate the Traitor after the strong one and the easy target."
Charles: "It has around 200% hp, and is very strong. It's intelligence and speed are slow. Finally, if those bullets from the assault machineguns connect, it can easily dock your life by one-third. By its current status... I'd say 75% damage has been inflicted."
Aribar: "What are you? Some walking encyclopedia?"
Charles: "And by being heavy, it's Armor class is lower than mine... making around 12. but being attacked just...*once.*...will raise it to 22. Now as for damage..."
R-56: "Terminate intruder." It raises its machinegun at Locos, and starts warming up.
Razor: "Locos, shut up and smack the thing already."
Charles unholsters his weapons he got from E Li Three Zone. He spins the guns three times and fires the bullets at R-56.
Aribar: "Traitor, just attack the damned thing!"
Wolfman: "Locos, I suggest you put that knowledge to use and BASH the thing!"
Metal Man (GM): Most of them miss, except for 2.
Charles: "I am long winded... but these are short!"
R-56: "Armor is at 5% damage."
Charles then holsters the guns, he leaps at R-56 with his Frozen Hatred, and goes to bash him with it then grab a hold of it.
Charles pounds it... too early.
Metal Man (GM): Super-miss. It counters, shooting at Charles with those guns of death. 2 hits.
Charles just... kinda slumps backwards towards the gang.
Wolfman doesn't like what he's up against... however, Locos's knowledge might help.
Charles: "...Can't speak... use smash dex. for point on."
Wolfman goes towards R-55, and jumps to it. Then, he DOUBLE-JUMPS over it (Melee physics), turns around, gets his Beam Saber out, and starts his Swords Dance.
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Wolfman only gets one hit in.
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Razor and opens fire, spraying badly aimed but deadly shots at him. He levels an entire building. Too bad his targets weren't in it.
Razor just keeps moving... poor sap never stood a chance.
Metal Man (GM): R-57 aims to mow Aribar down with a hail of death-bullets.
Charles: "...Now I understand... R-57 is to speed as R-56 is to strength. ...Then what does that make the last one?"
R-57: "Target destroyed."
Aribar dies. Again. Yay.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar has to skip out next turn and loses one of 3 lives for this mission. Because Aribar died, R-57 gets to attack again! And he fires at Razor.
Razor (GM): Two hit.
Charles deflects any that comes his way with his hammer. "Oh ye holder of the Chaosverge... strike hard. Strike fast. Strike multiple times."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar loses his turn because he got killed.
Razor: "Hrm... you call that a weapon?"
Metal Man (GM): He reappears... as R-55 shoots at Razor.
Wolfman is definitely nervous... not only is he still rusty, but he is facing very formidable foes.
R-55: "Terminate Strong Enemy."
Razor stumbles a bit. "Alright... time to wipe you out..."
R-50 Series: "Termination is on schedule."
Razor unleashes a Flare assault upon the three of them.
Charles pulls out a holiday ham, with a bone, and begins to munch on it.
Metal Man (GM): Razor misses one but hit the other two. Man, that guy is fast!
Charles: "Termination is indeed on schedule." Locos says with his mouth full.
Razor: Both would receive damage to their ocular units.
R-56: "Ocular Unit damaged."
R-57: "Ocular Unit damaged."
Charles goes up to the R-55 with ham in hand. Upon reaching him, he points to his ham a couple times and munches on it while saying... "...*munch.* got any steak sauce?"
Metal Man (GM): R-55 points his gun to Charles' head and shoots at him.
Wolfman is confused.
Metal Man (GM): Locos is blown away for walking right into R-55's range.
Charles drops the ham and is bloodied on the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Needless to say, there goes Charles' turn.
Wolfman doesn't like what's going on... he gets angry. VERY angry... He curls inward, jumps up, and then spreads his arms and legs out, somehow hovering in air almost. A barrage of energy starts to rain down, hopefully on the enemy, as a loud howl is heard.
Metal Man (GM): Ok... the fast robot is not hit. The other two are hit. ...It blows up the other two robots, leaving R-55 alone.
Wolfman has drained out his initial burst... let the damage taking commence.
R-55: "Other R units terminated..."
Metal Man (GM): HP: 46/1
Wolfman quickly calms down a little bit.
Aribar: "Okay... You are going down... " *The elf dashes forward towards R-55 and slashes him with a True Strike.*
R-55: "Emergency Energy Reserves Pending Activation."
Metal Man (GM): Miss. ...It glows red.
R-55: "Terminate destroyer of other units."
Metal Man (GM): R-55 shoots at Wolfman. Not the usual way, either. It risks overheating its machineguns and fires three times more than usual.
Wolfman really gets battered...
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is near death. The robot attempts to fire again...
Wolfman: *DING* *close call activated!* *DING* *mega rush activated!*
Metal Man (GM): Then, it fires again, machineguns heating up...
Wolfman: *DING* *Wolf Crush charged!*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is obliterated by the machine... which then glows completely red.
R-55: "Self-destruct protocol engaged."
Wolfman can't take the barrage... *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): It explodes, creating a huge fiery dome of death that could effect everyone. ...Nobody is hit. R-50 series: Defeated. The way to the tower is clear. Charles reappears.
Charles begins to have aura of darkness that only some can see. His irises glow with the flames of darkness.
Razor: "Alright... let's go..."
Metal Man (GM): The road, sans for the craters where the R-series resided, is empty. It leads straight to the center.
Wolfman: "Alright everyone, follow me. I've been in the tower before." *leads everyone to the central tower.*
Razor heads in behind Wolfman... there's a first...
Metal Man (GM): The tower is protected by a blue force field. The question is... how to get through it.
Wolfman: "Alright... I'm not the brains of this operation. Someone have an idea?"
Charles approaches the force field.
Razor: "...look for a button... or a generator... or something..."
Aribar looks about for something useful...*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar discovers a metallic sign.
Aribar goes over to read the sign.*
Metal Man (GM): It says: 'Robotnik's HQ. Keep out!'
Yurie (GM): *cracklecrackle...*
Charles now floats a couple inches off from the ground.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Yurie appears. The force field continues unabated.
Razor: "There you are..."
Aribar sighs, pulls out his dex, and points it at the force field.* "Can you find out what type of damage this thing deals? If any?"
Charles turns around with hammer in tow.
Yurie lands, having fallen out of an energy warp...
Smash Dex: "Force field. Repels all matter."
Wolfman: "Welcome to the nut house. Think you can crack open the way for us?"
Smash Dex: "Blocks all signals from coming in, but not from going out."
Charles' eyes pulsate.
Aribar sighs and tries to walk through the field.*
Razor blinks a few times and looks up to Locos. "...alright... Locos is tweaking..."
Charles looks to Aribar. He looks at him with the same amount of anger he had when Aribar invaded his tower.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar bounces off like rubber... But the sign gets jammed into it and starts shorting. Aribar accidentally took it with him.
Charles: "...Idiocracy at its worst elf."
Aribar sighs.* "This place is getting on my nerves. I don't even know why we're here..."
Wolfman: "Wait a second..." *looks at the sign and the shorting.* "Aribar, try putting the sign through the field again."
Aribar does so...*
Charles: "...Thine desire for his blood grows more by each passing segment of time. He shan not survive this encounter."
Aribar looks over to Locos. "Can you be quiet, traitor?"
Metal Man (GM): *BAZAP.* A nice, person-sized hole appears in the field.
Aribar: "Come on, everyone! Hurry! I don't know how long this will last."
Wolfman: "Make sure you are the last one to enter Ari; you are holding it."
Wolfman dashes through.
Charles grabs Aribar by the top of his shirt. He looks at him with a piercing gaze... the one Ari got when he invaded Locos's tower.
Razor rushes through the gap.
Aribar: "Gah! Hey!"
Charles: "Cross me again... and ye shall regret it."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get through easily. Now their only obstacle is some sort of... iron door...
Charles throws him down... fiercely. He then enters the portal.
Yurie rushes after the others...
Wolfman gets in between the two of them. "This is not the time for such petty arguments. We are on a mission. It is things like this that cause the enemy to win... the COMMON enemy."
Aribar: "... Dex, can you set up a warp for the Stadium?"
Charles turns away from Wolf and Ari.
Smash Dex: *Static.*
Charles: "Hunter... if you even remember my anger at you when you try to take the Emerald... then know that I am at that stage again."
Wolfman: "Razor, Yurie, see if there is some way to open the door."
Metal Man (GM): The iron door has a keypad.
Aribar: "I never tried to take any of your stupid emeralds!"
Wolfman: "I have been relegated to the role of babysitter."
Razor looks at the keypad, scratching his head.
Yurie: "Okay..." *inspects the keypad...*
Metal Man (GM): It's... got some sort of code to open the door. Who knows what that code is, though?
Aribar goes into following mode now...*
Wolfman gets in between Aribar and Locos in terms of following.
Metal Man (GM): There are 6 numbers in the code.
Metal Man (GM): Possibilities: About 1,000,000.
Yurie: "I wonder if anyone's used this in a while..."
Razor rubs his chin. "Maybe... but I've got an idea... you first though..."
Charles: "If not, then destroy it."
Metal Man (GM): Why yes, it appears to be used quite a bit... the buttons are all worn evenly.
Charles says the last two words in a demonic voice.
Yurie: "...hello hello... *inhales, then blows on it. If there's any fingerprints on it, then they should show up. Oils on the skin and such."
Metal Man (GM): ...This is preposterous! All 10 keys have the same fingerprint on them!
Razor: "Trickster... let me try something..." *Razor reaches for the keypad. "Stand back... if this is wrong, it may be trapped..."
Charles holds his hammer... and begins to grasp it tightly. His body begins to pulsate occasionally.
Yurie: "...anyone seen anything on our way here?"
Aribar tries to think of a combination to try...*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar thinks of 123456.
Aribar walks over and puts in 123456.*
Metal Man (GM): The thing shocks Aribar. ...It also lets out an Eggman-esque laugh.
Razor: "...try... 344626..."
Aribar starts putting in numbers. 000001, 000002, 000003...*
Charles eyes begin to twitch.
Aribar also tries Razor's number.*
Metal Man (GM): The electric shocks tickle Aribar. And it starts laughing nonstop.
Wolfman: "That laughing is really getting on my nerves."
Aribar: "... I predict there is one way to fix this problem."
Wolfman: "Why don't we just destroy it?"
Numberpad: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha" *Repeat ad infinitum.*
Charles speaks in the same demonic voice. "DESTROY."
Aribar unsheaths the Sword of Light and SLAMS it into the pad.
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM.* The pad explodes. It deals damage to Aribar.
Charles looks head on, not looking at anyone.
Metal Man (GM): The iron door just sits there for a few seconds... *BANG* *SMASH.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Something blasts it from the inside. And it falls down.
Aribar: "Piffle... "
Yurie eeps and steps back...
Charles only approaches.
Wolfman: "That took long enough."
Razor sidesteps out of the way.
Charles: "...Come out to play!"
Yurie: "Great... we're going after a madman with two madmen of our own..."
Charles laughs... with a dark sense to it.
Metal Man (GM): At the other side of the door is another robot. A humanoid robot.
Aribar: "... Locate your head!"
Metal Man (GM): Did I mention it looks like Razor's twin?
Razor: "Hey... even if they ARE crazy... at least Aribar is smart... and Locos makes for good cannon fodder..." *Razor raises an eyebrow at the robot. "...oh you've gotta be kidding me..."*
Razorbot: "I am R.A.Z.O.R. BOT 2.0. I have been designated to destroy the door if you destroy the number pad."
Razor: "...because that makes SO much sense!"
Aribar: "Hey... Didn't we face one of these before?"
Charles: "Then step aside."
Wolfman gets inside and away from the door. "It's all yours."
Charles: "Destroy the elf for all I care. The Ivo is mine."
Yurie: "Figures... he makes a robot version of you Razor... the walking weapon of mass destruction."
Aribar: "Well... Hrm... Robot, have you been programmed to harm us?"
Razorbot: "That is the most quizzical part. He has instructed me to... lead you to him."
Aribar: "Oh. Okay..."
Charles: "Then lead..."
Razorbot: "I will not harm you if you leave me alone. Follow me."
Wolfman follows... about 5 feet behind.
Metal Man (GM): Razorbot walks inside. A strange, marble palace look with plants everywhere can be seen.
Aribar gets into following mode again.*
Razor chuckles. "...alright..." He heads in...
Charles stays VERY close to Razorbot.
Metal Man (GM): Razorbot walks down the hall, until finding a red door, and opening it. Inside is a desk... Robotnik... and some cushy couches.
Wolfman thinks of his Move Stealer... he has to try to use it.
Razorbot: "I shall wait outside for when you are done."
Wolfman: .oO(I have to right this wrong... otherwise, I won't be doing anyone a favor.)
Dr. Robotnik: "Come in! Come in! I have a lot to discuss."
Charles eyes begin to burn with flames. His whole body, though levitating, twitches all over at the sight of Eggman.
Razor frowns and walks in.
Wolfman: "I hope it is just a discussion." *follows Razor in.*
Metal Man (GM): Razorbot walks to the side, and waits for Aribar to walk in.
Razorbot: "I must make sure no robots attack you."
Charles: "...You only desire blood, heartless."
Yurie sighs and walks inside...
Aribar: "Let me begin by saying the actions of Locos do not represent our group..." *He walks away from the door and towards a couch.*
Metal Man (GM): The door slams behind Aribar.
Yurie: "...Locos... shut up."
Dr. Robotnik: "Sorry about that... he's bad at shutting doors."
Wolfman gets a little shaken by the shut door.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now then... I have decided that I will give up and let you guys win."
Razor: "Why don't I believe that for some reason?"
Wolfman: "And Sigma is my father."
Dr. Robotnik: "I am too old and pathetic to defeat you!"
Metal Man (GM): He walks to you, and gives you handcuffs.
Dr. Robotnik: "Handcuff me and take me away before you defeat me!"
Aribar: "You practically have Nintendus in your grasp... And your robots attacked us earlier!"
Dr. Robotnik: "...That was a fluke. Besides... BJORK!!!!"
Charles voice begins to raise and his voice and attitude becomes more... malicious.
Aribar: "A fluke that killed three members of our--... Bjork?"
Metal Man (GM): The Robot's head flies off and gets stuck in the ceiling. The robot falls backwards, and that Eggman laugh thing starts playing.
Wolfman: "...I am guessing that this was Robot-nik."
Metal Man (GM): The room starts rumbling.
Razor: "...whoops... his head popped off... uhhh... I think now we should run..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Did I mention it appears to be moving on its side?
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight. "That was an easy lie to call... Now where is the real Robotnik?"
Wolfman: "But where to? The door is shut!"
Charles begins to extend his hammer...
Metal Man (GM): A message plays.
Charles: "...Soul... devour..."
Dr. Robotnik: "You fools! You thought I'd let you in my base THAT easily? You are now... tumbling down a shaft into the center of the Earth!"
Wolfman: "We can always dream you know."
Aribar: "No we didn't."
Yurie: "Actually, no."
Dr. Robotnik: "There is no escape. You shall all die. And I shall rule Nintendus!"
Charles: "...Thou canst hear my yearning for thou's soul and blood, correct?"
Wolfman attempts to find some sort of computer console.
Yurie: "Locos, it's a recording."
Metal Man (GM): No computers in here. Just that dang robot. The room starts heating up.
Aribar hrms and wonders if a lie would help...* "Then the... Ahh... Omega Emerald will be lost with us... Yeah. ."
Charles: "...Of course."
Yurie quickly goes over to the door, then glances at Razor... "Razor, we need this door open, now."
Wolfman: "That won't do any good if we are already past the crust."
Razor yawns. "Alright... now, how do we get out of this mess." He smirks. "...I'll huff and puff..."
Wolfman attempts to find something funny with 'that dang robot.'
Razor unleashes a Meteor Revolution assault upon the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door breaks open. There's... several doors closing above the Questers. *SLAM SLAM SLAM.* The room is falling down a rock shaft.
Yurie: "Crap. EVERYONE OUT!"
Metal Man (GM): Barriers. Straight up.
Wolfman: "No need to tell me twice!"
Metal Man (GM): The smell of brimstone is in the air...
Yurie quickly gets out through the door.
Wolfman starts to hightail it OUT of there.
Aribar doesn't understand what is going on but dashes out of the room.
Metal Man (GM): ... The Questers are on top of the falling room... But how are they supposed to go about 150 feet straight up?
Charles goes 90 degrees and makes his body go horizontally out the door.
Yurie quickly opens her Dex and tries to contact Mewtwo.
Razor goes for broke and flies out. He can go 150 feet straight up... but he can't carry everyone.
Charles gains his vertical position again.
Metal Man (GM): The dex shows... a live feed of the Questers tumbling down the shaft!
Wolfman can Wall Jump... at least, he thinks he can.
Metal Man (GM): With Eggman in the foreground.
Dr. Robotnik: "I HAVE DESTROYED THE QUESTERS! Kneel to my absolute power! You have 5 minutes to surrender, Nintendus!"
Yurie shuts it off, growling angrily. "This is REALLY irritating!"
Metal Man (GM): The darn robot is in the bottom of the room. That was the fake Robotnik.
Wolfman attempts to wall jump out of there (do I need to do)
Charles looks upward.
Yurie draws her sword, then leaps upwards and drives the blade into the rock of the shaft.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie leaps out, bounces off the wall, and lands back where she started. Oh well. You can always try again.
Aribar hrms... Didn't his dex say earlier that signals could be transmitted out of there? He tries to contact the Stadium again...*
Razor waits to grab anyone who can't get off in time and fly away.
Metal Man (GM): The heat is increasing.
Yurie tries again.
Charles tries to... float up.
Metal Man (GM): The Dex shows Eggman again.
Yurie tries again!
Dr. Robotnik: "I am the almighty Eggman, ruler of Nintendus!"
Metal Man (GM): Yurie finally gets it... Charles manages to hover above her.
Aribar closes the dex...*
Yurie hangs onto her sword tight...
Razor: "Ari, let's go!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman hops up and manages to grab onto Yurie's heel. The room is about to hit magma.
Wolfman jumps off the heat, and attempts to jumps OVER her... if need be, Spin Attack.
Metal Man (GM): Nowhere to go, really... except straight up, 200 feet.
Charles: "...He will pray for a short death."
Yurie is outside the room, hanging onto her sword, in the stone...
Aribar heads over to Razor and gets ready to fly off... I guess.
Metal Man (GM): The room is plummeting out of sight.
Razor grabs Ari and takes off the platform, assuming nobody is left.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie, Locos, and Wolfman are on the wall.
Yurie: "Ugh..I... really... really... do..not... like this..."
Metal Man (GM): Talk about... a cliff hanger! *shot.* *trampled.* *nuked.*
Razor (GM): *decimated with a V12 Chainsaw.*
Metal Man (GM): The group continues to hang perilously over a pit of lava.
Yurie grrs, holding on tight to her sword, which is dug into the stone wall...
Charles is angry as ever, just floating in a limbo of sorts.
Wolfman is holding on to Yurie at the present time... he could try wall-jumping up, but doesn't want to chance it unless absolutely needed.
Razor flaps his wings, moving pretty easily due to the heat coming from below. He clutches tightly onto Aribar. "I can't take too many up at once... two tops, and that's pushing it..."
Metal Man (GM): The room hits the magma and explodes below.
Azure was holding on to Wolf who he hopes doesn't let go of Yurie.
Aribar: "Don't worry... I'm expendable... ."
Metal Man (GM): ...The magma is rising.
Wolfman: "If anyone has any good ideas, NOW is a good time to say them!"
Razor: "Yurie... how long do you think you can hold?"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's voice echoes from above.
Dr. Robotnik: "I am the ruler of Nintendus! I have defeated the Questers! I am unstoppable!"
Yurie: "I'm... not... sure... I got a big frikken ROBOT hanging onto my legs!!"
Metal Man (GM): There's an iron door blocking the way up.
Yurie: "...okay... that guy is reeeeealy starting to aggravate me."
Wolfman: "Well what do you want me to do?"
Razor shakes his head and reaches out to Wolf. "Think you can blast that door?"
Wolfman: "If you can fly me up there."
Metal Man (GM): The Magma is continually rising.
Yurie: "Then do it dammit! That magma isn't getting any further from us!!"
Aribar tries to think of something... ANYTHING... That can help them.
Wolfman: "Razor, lift me now. That's an order!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar find... a stone ledge! Lucky! Which he and one other person can stand on.
Aribar: "Razor! Let me off over there and then get Wolfman to blast that door. Yurie can probably fit on that ledge too." *The elf points to said ledge.*
Charles does nothing. He continues to look up.
Razor: "You're too heavy to lift with Aribar... okay... that works." He rushes over to drop Ari on the ledge, then moves back to retrieve Wolfman, place HIM on the ledge, then goes to grab Yurie, take HER to the ledge and to replace Wolfman, who he starts to lift up.
Wolfman starts charging his Howl Buster to max level.
Yurie lands on the ledge after Razor carries her over, then peers down at the magma as she sheathes her sword.
Aribar: "If Wolfman can't dent it a Terrorbolt should..."
Metal Man (GM): A mechanical feminine voice speaks. "Access denied."
Yurie: "Um... Ari... you wouldn't happen to have any ice spells, right?"
Razor flaps hard... if it weren't for the heat from below, he probably couldn't lift him too much. "You... need to lose some weight..."
Metal Man (GM): Some sort of warping noise happens above.
Aribar: "Sorry... Electricity is my specialty."
Wolfman: "What access is denied?"
Wolfman gets his buster to max level...
Razor: "What the hell is that? Who cares... we need to get the hell out of here."
Voice: "Questers are not allowed out of geothermal energy shaft."
Aribar: "Then get us out of here, Voice!"
Voice: "Please return to Room 3-o-b, which is currently under 50 feet of magma."
Razor: "BLAST IT!"
Charles sighs in a malevolent voice.
Wolfman: "Then we'll leave right now!" *fires his two shots; one level 3 and one level 2; at the door.
Aribar: "On second thought don't... I've heard magma is hot."
Metal Man (GM): The shots hit the door and bounce off, while Wolfman falls out of Razor's grasp... and onto the ledge. *CRACK.*
Voice: "Level 1 gate damaged."
Yurie: "...?" *looks up..then gets thudded.* @.@ "Ow..."
Razor darts down to quickly pull him off the ledge. "...not enough... give it some more! Ari!"
Metal Man (GM): The ledge is starting to crumble slowly.
Wolfman quickly takes Razor's grip again, and starts the charge again.
Yurie: "Oh crud... guys! Here!"
Voice: "Intruder alert. Intruder Alert."
Yurie tosses Wolf a cube, then pulls out her sword and digs it into the wall.
Aribar tries to balance and then concentrate on Charging Terrorbolt up to level 4.*
Yurie (GM): Wolf recieves: Sonic cube.
Razor: "Intruder... the hell?"
Charles has, after 3 minutes, caught up to his allies.
Wolfman catches the cube... what the heck does it do? "Care to explain how this works?"
Razor: "Either that thing's bugging out, or there's someone up there who could save our asses..."
Voice: "Danger. Maximum Geothermal limit manually overridden."
Yurie: "Just throw it if your buster doesn't work. It's a sonic vibration grenade!"
Metal Man (GM): The magma is rising faster. There's some explosions down there, too.
Wolfman goes for his two buster shots again; same deal. He then THROWS the cube right after those two shots.
Metal Man (GM): ...Wolf drops it into the magma.
Razor: "...damn you're a clutz..."
Metal Man (GM): *BAMBAMBAM* The Magma is... sonically distorted for 5 seconds, then continues rising.
Wolfman: "Look at the bright side; I'm not exactly a hot head."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the buster shots ricochet around and spread rocks everywhere.
Aribar continues Charging Terrorbolt...*
Metal Man (GM): Terrorbolt is at full power. The Magma is 10 feet away from the ledge.
Yurie furious cursing is heard far below...
Aribar extends his hand towards the door and cries out as an awe-inspiring beam of pure electrical energy at the door... Massive Electric damage!*
Voice: "Gate 2 Destroyed. Gate 3 destroyed by Gate 2."
Metal Man (GM): The two gates above... just fall.
Yurie: "LOCOS! LIFT US OUT OF HERE!!"
Razor swoops from side to side to avoid them. "Damn! No time now! Hurry!"
Charles: "..." *floats right above the Questers.*
Metal Man (GM): By some twist of fate, they land cockeyed. A strange gundam is atop the gate. The way up is clear.
Wolfman: "Razor, get me in a position so I can jump off of you and onto that platform; the others need your help."
Yurie: "LOCOS! LIFT US OUT OF HERE DAMMIT!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers now have three broken gates to use as platforms to escape.
Charles: "...Grab... on... as... alternative..."
Aribar sighs and jumps up to the first platform!*
Metal Man (GM): The magma is 5 feet away.
Yurie grrrs and pulls out her sword, then leaps off the platform towards the first platform.
Razor starts to lift Wolf up towards the top.
Aribar Double Jumps!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar leaps out of the chasm using the platforms. The magma is getting dangerously close. *SIZZLE.* Yurie leaps out as well.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *gets back up off these gates to somewhere semi safe, she doesn't like hot.*
Yurie lands, then runs up the platform and leaps to the next one.
Wolfman gets ready to disembark if need be.
Charles floats out.
Aribar runs and jumps to the next one!*
Metal Man (GM): The gundam gets up easily, while Locos escapes as well... Yurie and Aribar get out.
Razor flaps his way out and drops Wolf safely outside the pit of doom...
Metal Man (GM): Razor successfully gets out. Everyone is out now.
Yurie leaps out of the pit and lands, sheathing her sword...
Metal Man (GM): ...And the person who saved the Questers is right there.
Yurie: "That... was to... close."
Wolfman: "You said it."
Aribar: "Okay... . We're not out of the water yet! It may continue rising... And it looks like we have company." *The elf unsheathes Moonlight.*
Razor drops down to one knee after getting out, wings dropping limp at his sides, breathing heavily. Sweat is practically pouring off him.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: .oO(And I thought the Dark Axis dimension was strange)
Charles screeches out loud.
Yurie blinks at the miniature robot, then tilts her head. "...what the heck? Is this one of Robotnik's robots?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the main hallway again. Monitors are showing Robotnik laughing and the countdown.
Wolfman: "...I doubt it."
Aribar: "What else could it be?"
Countdown: "T-minus 1 minute until destruction of all offending facilities."
Yurie: "...we can ask her about it later. Right now, we have a world to save!" *takes off down the hallway.*
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *Anthro Tiger SD gundam, along with SDGF badge.*
Razor slowly pushes himself back up and follows after Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): There are steps at the end of it.
Charles has had it with the cap he is wearing and throws it down onto the ground. He returns to his original state... and falls flat on his face.
Wolfman: "I don't think it at this point... little guy, come with us if you can help." *follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): They lead to... 'Master Control Room'
Aribar dashes after the others.*
Yurie: *taptaptaptaptaptaptap! Ninja run!!*
Charles pushes himself up and shakes his head.
Metal Man (GM): The group seems too busy running to stop that countdown to notice Chibi Tigress Gundam... much. They're heading up steps to somewhere.
Charles, still a bit disgruntled, gets up.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *shakes her head at Wolf and follows the group.* .oO(Babysitting mission...)
Metal Man (GM): As the Questers go up the staircase, it twists around. The Questers rush past several monitors showing the time and Robotnik. They echo in some sort of eerie cacophony.
Charles runs after the rest.
Yurie continues to dash along, leaving behind a pale blue trail, ala Sonic...
Metal Man (GM): Then, the Questers all reach, at the same time, a large, open control room... A rectangle shaped room... with a single step down in the center.
Wolfman arrives at the control area. He equips his Beam Saber.
Charles: "...I... hate... sweating..."
Metal Man (GM): At the ceiling, a triangular skylight that goes for the entire middle of the ceiling, over the step, shows the sunlight. It is afternoon, and a clear sky.
Charles begins to catch his breath.
Metal Man (GM): There are four blue spots on the floor.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: ._.; *arrives with the rest and looks around extending her claws and sniffing the air.* .oO(Boring...)
Yurie draws her sword as she busts through the doors, then skids to a halt, the sword glowing brightly.
Razor snaps his arm to the side, forming the black blade of Chaoverge, enveloped in a green aura. Slowly the core brightens and shifts to white.
Metal Man (GM): Three of them are filled... there's a blast door hiding the controls. It needs one more blue circle to be triggered.
Yurie: "...four buttons..."
Wolfman: "Who has a blue circle?"
Metal Man (GM): The blue circle... it seems to call out to Aribar. Like... he must be there.
Aribar: "... I think we should step on the circles..."
Metal Man (GM): Some sort of strange energy resides there.
Yurie: "Then do it dammit!!"
Aribar heads towards that circle.*
Wolfman gets on one of the blue spots that Aribar doesn't go to.
Metal Man (GM): It's glowing blue. Only one is missing a strange force field.
Yurie rushes over to the blast doors.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman hits a strange force field and are bounced off of it.
Metal Man (GM): The blast door has the Eggman insignia on it... and Yurie can hear Robotnik behind it... though she can't make out what he's saying.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *just looks around, sniffing the air, wondering if these people even know what they are doing.*
Charles enters the room finally... kinda now bothering to wonder what to do.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar steps on the circle. A strange noise is made. It's like... the ringing of crystal glasses. ...Three shadows appear over the other circles.
Wolfman listens to the noise... what the heck?
Metal Man (GM): The blast door starts lifting.
Wolfman starts to high-tail it out of there through those blast doors.
Countdown: "10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... COUNTDOWN PAUSED."
Metal Man (GM): Wolf discovers a force field in the way. And Eggman, who is at a control panel behind that force field.
Wolfman: "What is with all of these force fields?"
Yurie: "Oh Robooooootnick!"
Metal Man (GM): The shadows land on the circles, with Aribar.
Wolfman: "And why do you want us gone?"
Metal Man (GM): ...There are... four Aribars?
Aribar blinks.* "What?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
Yurie blinks, then glances at the other three Aribars??
Metal Man (GM): All four Aribars say 'What?' at once.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *gets her briefing sheet out.* .oO(umm, no one said anything about ugly people laughing)
Aribar: "Stop that!"
Wolfman: "What's your game Robotnik?"
Charles: "Actually... there's something of greater importance to deal with." *turns to the new person... the chibi gundam.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I seek... to finish you off... with your own people!"
Metal Man (GM): The Aribars glow.
Yurie: "...I think I see where this is going..."
Charles: "...Forgive meh comrades..."
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *watches, ignoring Locos for now.* .oO(This isn't gonna help me) *tears up her briefing sheet.*
Charles notices the Aribar's then glances to her.
Dr. Robotnik: "Behold! My secret weapon! The Aribar Army!"
Yurie: "..." *blinks, gaping... then busts out into laughter.*
Razor snickers lightly as well.
Wolfman: "Somehow, I doubt this is a laughing matter."
Aribar blinks and faces Yurie... He readies Moonlight and it begins glowing with electricity.* "... You'll be the first to die!"
Charles: "Can we help you with something, Miss... what is your name?"
Wolfman: "Aribar, what are you doing?!?"
Razor holds his blade out. "Some gratitude for me saving your ass so many times, eh, Ari?"
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *looks at Locos and smirks.* "Hey, I got sent to help you people." *mrrs and looks again at what's going on.*
Charles: "Ahh yes... good ol' uhh... psychic cat..." *snaps his fingers...* "...Mewtwo. Yeah... hi. We'd appreciate whatever help you can give us... now if you'll excuse me... I gotta be with the others in another tussle."
Metal Man (GM): The Aribars rapidly switch places. Now the Questers can't tell who is who!
Dr. Robotnik: "There has been enough time for talking. It is time that I destroyed you. Aribar Army... ATTACK THEM!"
Charles: "...No... not this again..."
Metal Man (GM): ~Battle: Questers vs. Aribar Army~
Charles: "...I had a feeling this would happen again..." *readies his Frozen Hatred and his guns.*
Yurie: "Razor, scan them if you would?"
Smash Dex: "...DING! Aribars. One of four. Each are exactly the same."
Charles: "This was one of Zemus' tricks."
Smash Dex: "Downloading information from database..."
Razor: "...then mind telling us how it works?"
Metal Man (GM): Dex starts... showing a download bar.
Razor: "...for crap's sake..."
Charles: "He would multiply a person of his opposers by three shadows."
Smash Dex: "History info will take 3 hour(s) to download. Unable to download full information until 3 hours."
Charles: "Then others would be forced to attack..."
Wolfman: "We don't want the whole kit 'n kabootle!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Ho ho! It appears Aribar here put just a little too MUCH information in the database!"
Razor: "...is there any way to tell the difference?"
Charles: "No. And worst yet..."
Razor: "You're next, Robotnik... and I still have that coffee mug of yours..."
Smash Dex: "No. All Aribars are genetically exact, and some sort of magic has made the the same at... an atomic level."
Dr. Robotnik: "You found my mug? Well... I guess I'll have to take it back! ...After the Aribars destroy you."
Yurie: "Then we just kill them one at a time."
Charles: "Once the shadows have duplicated a certain person, that person also becomes possessed."
Yurie: "Razor, begin deatomization."
Charles: "This was one of his more sadistic tactics to destroy the Lunarian Utopia."
Razor: "...then if they're all identical..." He holds his sword arm out. "Then we'll have to guess" The blade shines brightly before exploding outward to wash across all four Aribars.
Wolfman: "Alright... how do we stop it?"
Charles: "...Hopefully kill the shadows before we kill the one who is possessed."
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits all of them simultaneously.
Aribar and the other Aribars all cry out in pain...*
Charles: "What I don't understand is... how Robotnik even knows of this technique."
Razor (GM): No Confusion. One Blinded. >.< All hit by Haywire >.<
Yurie: "Hey! Robotnik! You made the big mistake of duplicating the physically WEAKEST member of our team!"
Metal Man (GM): BZAP! BZAP! BZAP! ...Something changes.
Dr. Robotnik: "...You've set off my machine prematurely! You fool!"
Razor: "I wha?"
Charles: "...Oh no..."
Yurie: "...what machine??"
Metal Man (GM): The thing warps, changes... then shows four... very different Aribars.
Metal Man (GM): The Aribar the Questers know, still brainwashed... Erwin, the younger but seemingly stronger Aribar... An Aribar... made out of steel like Metal Sonic... And a younger Aribar, even more so than the other one, who is surrounded by some sort of evil haze.
Razor smirks. "That makes things MUCH easier..." He rushes in, swiping in a wide arc to take in the three non-Aribar Aribars.
Erwin: "I will destroy you all!"
Yurie: "...okay... this is just wrong..."
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits all three.
Wolfman: "At least we can set things right now."
Charles: "By Zemus's hands, this battle would've been emotionally scarring as well... Razor, I thank you for disrupting the machine and making a very easy version of this scenario."
Razor: "It's not over yet!"
Charles: "I know... and even an easy version of this scenario is difficult to succeed at."
Razor then pulls his blade back, which begins to crackle and flare. "DIE!!" He charges for two attacks before unleashing a massive spinning slash, taking in those same three again. (Pray this hits...)
Metal Man (GM): Razor only hit that slow metallic one. The other ones leaped over it.
Charles: "Eggman... where did you learn to use this sadistic technique? This not like you to use... dark 'magic'. Even if I am beneath Sonic on your 'kill' list."
Razor: "Scan these new ones..."
Metal Aribar: "Destroy. Destroy."
Yurie scans the young, dark one.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Slytock Aribar. HP: 35/4 STR: 18. SPD: 35."
Smash Dex: "INT: 16. AC: 26. Defense: 1 | 15. Attacks: Slytock: d20+12, disables one move of the person hit. Double Edge Dance: 2 d20+14, 13% damage per hit. Wood Blast Barrage: 8 d20+11, 8% per hit, poison instantly. Mutate: Roll 2 d6. First number gains 3, other loses 3."
Charles: "Easy version... not. Things have become harder for us!"
Smash Dex: "Desc: The... elusive Slytock clone has returned for more. He's avoided the Questers for years now, always teleporting away instead of dying... And he's horribly poisonous!"
Wolfman: "Just our luck; the Virus strikes again."
Razor: "This is gonna be tough..."
Slytock Aribar: "I will show you newbies what a true Quester is!"
Yurie: "Alright... it's time to fight fire with fire..."
Slytock Aribar: "You are all fakers! I am the true Aribar!"
Yurie pulls out a translucent red cube, then crushes it in one hand.
Slytock Aribar: "I have BOTH arms!"
Yurie (GM): HASTE CUBE ACTIVATE!
Metal Man (GM): Haste cube activated... for Yurie.
Charles: "...Sick excuses of existence."
Slytock Aribar: "You're one to talk! I have taken away your melee moves! I am the last remaining REAL QUESTER!"
Charles whips out his guns, spins them three times, and fires all the bullets at Slytock Aribar. "Shut... up."
Metal Man (GM): All of them miss. He laughs, dancing around the bullets.
Charles: "...I had forgotten how agile that thing is."
Slytock Aribar: "You, Wolfman... you didn't insist on continuing use of the fighter remote! You're a fool!"
Razor: "Scan the others!"
Slytock Aribar: "And... you're the only one who can still become a real Quester... think of it... immense power!"
Wolfman: "So what? I can use new methods. I'll start... with a little dance."
Metal Aribar: "Terminate. Terminate. Destroy. Questers."
Wolfman goes Swords Dance-y against Slytock, Beam Saber in hand.
Metal Man (GM): All miss. He dances around those.
Charles: "Enough of your lies. Erwin, what say you?"
Slytock Aribar: "Nice try. I'll show you the real Sword's Dance!"
Metal Man (GM): Slytock Aribar... does a strange, mutated Swords dance with a twisted and evil sword.
Wolfman: "Do try."
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH SLASH.*
Slytock Aribar: "And now, taste my poison!"
Wolfman gets slashed badly. "I'd rather not."
Metal Man (GM): Slytock sprays Wolfman with greenish-yellow gas. One of his moves is randomly disabled... Move number 4 is disabled for the rest of the battle.
Metal Aribar: "Destroy. Destroy Questers."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Aribar runs up to Razor and starts punching him. He hits Razor twice.
Wolfman chokes on the gas... he feels a little weakened.
Erwin: "Alright... leave my buddies alone, you freaks!"
Razor grunts as he takes the two and slides back. "Gah!"
Charles: "What is the younger version going to do now..."
Metal Man (GM): Erwin glows... then fires three lightning bolts at Locos. Locos is annihilated by electricity.
Aribar: "... He was mine!"
Charles has now crossed the threshold... he has become even more raged than when someone has mispronounced 'Magellean'
Aribar: "Take this!" *The elf extends his hand and unleashes a barrage of undodgable Magic Missiles at Yurie! Four missile.*
Aribar then continues his combo by dashing up to Yurie and slashing at her with a True Strike.*
Yurie (GM): miss.
Wolfman: "Little one, see if you can scan that one." *points to the VERY evil looking one.* *Then repoints to Erwin.*
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *takes out the odd, smash dex, and scans hopefully one that wasn't scanned yet.* .oO(I'm going to gut the one that called me little)
Metal Man (GM): Chibi Tigress Gundam scans Erwin.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Erwin. HP: 35/5 STR: 26. SPD: 23. INT: 28. AC: 22. Defense: 1 | 10. Attacks: Deathbolt: Three targets. 3 d20+15. Deals 40% electrical damage. Stuns all people hit. Healing Wave: Heals 25% HP of all targets. Moonblast: Selects a random target, then blasts them for d Ultimate Smash Assault: Pick one enemy. Attack them d10 times, for d each hit, d15 to hit mod. Element of. choice, Status effect if choice."
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *brings her paws out the the sides of her and spins once slashing a pentacle into the air which glows.* "Charge of the Goddess" *the white tigress gundam's black stripes glow yellow as sparkles float off of her giving part of her life to ask for help, the effects then fade as she cracks her neck and paws assuming a fighting pose.* .oO(Playtime for the kitty) *grins, showing her nice sharp teeth.*
Yurie pulls out another Haste cube, then tosses it to Razor. *HASTE ACTIVATION!*
Razor smirks, catches it, and crushes it in his hand. "...thanks Yur..."
Slytock Aribar: "You think you're so good, using those pathetic cubes, don't you? DON'T YOU?"
Aribar: "Better do something about the fast one, Mr. Two arms."
Metal Man (GM): Slytock Aribar glows, then launches a HAIL of Wood spikes at Yurie.
Slytock Aribar: "PERFECT WOOD BLAST BARRAGE!!!"
Razor: "Perfect, eh? Sounds like he's putting you down, Ar..."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, some gotta miss, so that ends his turn.
Yurie: "Gaaaaah!! Razor! No mercy! Pull out everything you got!"
Razor holds out his hand, Chaoverge once more beginning to charge. "Let's do it again! FLARE!" He releases another wave of energy over the four (yes four, I'm hitting you too, Ari) Aribars.
Aribar: "Gah!" *blinks and realizes that he wasn't even touched... Apparently he's protected by some sort of force field...*
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits... three Aribars, and a force field around Aribar.
Razor (GM): No confusion. No Blinding >.< No Haywire... stupid piece of crap...
Razor then floats off the ground slightly, body surrounded by a field of flames. "Meteor... REVOLUTION!" He bursts forward and passes the Metal Aribar one, two, three times!*
Metal Man (GM): It hits... One... Two... Three times.
Metal Aribar: "Your attacks are pathetic."
Yurie: "Razor! Use Flare!"
Razor: "I'll never hit!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yeah! Use Flare!"
Wolfman: "Who asked you?" *to Robotnik.*
Razor then goes for a long shot, crossing his hands in front of him. The Stone of Chaos gathers energy briefly before he thrusts his hands forward, unleashing a blast of swirling black and green energies upon Metal Aribar.
Yurie: "Shut UP you egomaniacal bald nutcase!!"
Slytock Aribar: "You shut up, you arrogant faker!"
Yurie: "FAKER!??" *snarls.*
Aribar: "Yeah! You're fake, Yurie! A shoddy leader too!"
Erwin: "We're the real Questers! You're just copies!"
Locos Docos (GM): As the battle continues to go on, Locos's body begins to dissipate into dark matter.
Erwin: "Hey you! You'll pay for trying to blind me! ULTIMATE SMASH ATTACK!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin flies at Razor, almost like he's doing all the Smash Attacks at once.
Razor (GM): Ha! Dodge all but one!
Locos Docos (GM): It goes to swirl around the room the edges of the room. It even lowers the temperature by a margin.
Metal Man (GM): He flies around, scraping you for pathetic damage, blasting a nice trail in the floor.
Razor counterassaults by once more unleashing the wave of energy upon them.
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits them all.
Computer: "Thermostat malfunction. Environment control disabled."
Razor (GM): One target is CONFUSED! One target is BLIND! Two targets are HAYWIRE!
Metal Man (GM): Haywire only effects the Metal Sonic... Razor blinds the Slytock guy and confuses Metal Aribar.
Erwin: "Wha wha?"
Locos Docos (GM): The room begins to dim to 93% lighting.
Aribar: "Stop that, fakers!"
Razor: "That should teach ya!"
Yurie: "SHUT UP! YOU'RE THE FAKE ONES! WE'RE THE ORIGINALS!" *leaps on Slytock and slashes at him.*
Aribar: "Is that why we were here before you?"
Wolfman: "I'm curious... why am I being attacked? As far as I know, I'm still considered an original."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie barely hit.
Slytock Aribar: "Curse you, faker!"
Yurie: "SHUT UP!!!" *Yurie's sword glows green as she follows with a Headwind.*
Aribar: "Why should we, fakies?"
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Super miss. Good thing they aren't countering.
Locos Docos (GM): The darkness that encircles the room spins 1.25 times faster. It begins to howl; enough to send tingles down the spine.
Metal Aribar: "...Error. Error. Error."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Aribar starts shooting sparks. He then... turns to the force field where Robotnik is.
Metal Aribar: "I must be... complete..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Kill them, you fool!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Aribar walks into the force field and... starts absorbing energy from the building.
Metal Man (GM): HP Restored!
Aribar: "Yes! You can't defeat us so easily!"
Metal Man (GM): He's almost in trance state.
Charles doesn't come back on the field... but instead someone like him takes his place. He has wings which are expended and are black and purple. He wears a silk cape that is blacker than the night with serpents imbued on it. This incarnation(?) wears no glasses, and has no irises. He wears no shirt yet has a demon tattooed on his chest, dark red jeans, and dragonskin boots. His body glows red and yellow, and his body hovers off the ground by a few feet. *raises his hands... and each finger has a *shink.* sound to it. He grows metal fingerlike nails... those of like Freddy Kruger.
Metal Man (GM): Ummm. Ok.
Wolfman starts feeling nervous.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: TRANCE MODE.
Charles speaks in an ominous demonic voice... and deep.
Dr. Robotnik: "You fool! Not even with Metal Aribar sapping my force field, can you hit me!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire area is starting to look freaky. Robotnik is pressing a lot of buttons.
Dr. Robotnik: "Reinitialize satellites! NOW! NO TIME!"
Computer: "Countdown resume in 5 minutes..."
Charles: "Press Magellean beyond the brink of madness... and the Heartless will descend."
Metal Man (GM): The skylights are being covered up by a blast shield.
Charles: "...YOUR SOULS BELONG TO THE LORD!"
Metal Man (GM): The room is dark, besides the blacklight effects of the shield around Aribar and Robotnik, as well as broken lights.
Charles makes out an unholy laugh.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah, and the weird glowingness of Locos, Slytock, and Metal Aribar.
Slytock Aribar: "You are an idiot! I am the true face of evil!"
Wolfman doesn't like this new Locos.
Slytock Aribar: "The heartless are nothing compared to me! I WILL CRUSH YOU FOR SUCH HERESY!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, that doesn't look good. The Slytock guy appears to be gathering energy.
Charles: "...I am the anger version of a tranced Locos... one not of desperation..."
Erwin: "Am I the only person here who's head is on straight?"
Charles: "...The power of the Underworld will consume us all for the corruption!"
Metal Aribar: "Must... leech energy... resume normal status."
Aribar: "... Turn the lights back on!"
Wolfman goes for a crazy idea... might as well harm the Aribars AND Robotnik's equipment at the same time. He curls himself inward, jumps up, spreads his limbs out, and howls, calling upon a bunch of energy to the evil... and the evil machines.
Metal Man (GM): The chaos just keeps on getting worse... Wolf Crush BLASTS the entire 'enemy' side of the room. The eerie glow is now joined by several fires and alarms.
Charles: "...Consume their souls... I desire their BLOOD."
Metal Man (GM): Wolf hits Metal Aribar and Normal Aribar.
Aribar sighs with relief as he realized the Crush wasn't aimed at him...*
Charles bobs up and down... a very sickening dark aura surrounds him as well as his glowing.
Aribar: "GAH! You'll pay for that!"r.
Aribar extends Moonlight at Wolfman and fires off a Magic Missile attack! Four missiles.*
Charles: "Threshold... hate... dark..."
Wolfman gets missiled.
Aribar then follows up by dashing up to his wolfy-foe and launching a True Strike slash!*
Metal Aribar: "Armor systems are at low power. Eliminate enemy."
Wolfman can't dodge that True Strike.
Aribar enhances his sword with electrical energy. Bi-Bolt slash!*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is poisoned.
Wolfman: *DING* *Close Call now activated.*
Aribar follows up with Whaller's Fury! Aribar cries with rage and slashes wildly at Wolfman.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I am winning! Nintendus shall soon be mine!!!"
Wolfman doesn't even need that.
Metal Man (GM): El miss, of course.
Aribar: "Take that, faker!"
Wolfman breathes heavily.
Charles: "Your soul will be claimed by my Lord and the rest of the Underworld, old man!"
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *charges her claws as she extends them, the air moving around on her claws as she charges and attacks Metal Aribar with two quick slashes.* "Wind Striker"
Metal Man (GM): One hit, one miss.
Metal Aribar: "Armor damaged."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Aribar is looking beaten up.
Razor slowly lifts off the ground, again becoming engulfed in flames. "This is starting to get on my nerves! DIE!!!" He zips forward like a bullet from a gun and SLASH SLASH SLASH, plants three clean flaming hits on Slytock. *CRIT Hit Hit!*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Wolfman breathes heavily... but is glad to see that attack land.
Metal Man (GM): Razor seriously weakened Metal Aribar.
Charles looks to the other Questers... if they were to look back at him, it would be like someone had pierced their heart.
Slytock Aribar: "What? This can't be! My inferior damaging me!"
Smash Dex: "Slytock Aribar: HP: 297/4 Erwin: HP: 108/5 Metal Aribar: -NOT SCANNED-"
Razor then dashes in, his left fist glowing a faint white as he performs a quick double punch on him. (Light element, first is an auto-hit)
Aribar: "Just infect him and get rid of those moves!"
Metal Man (GM): Well, that attack misses, but the autohit autohits.
Charles extends his metal fingertips almost to the throat of the real Aribar.
Yurie: "That does it! I'm going to show you precisely how real I am! Release limiter, and SHINE ON!!!"
Charles: "Speak out of place again... and you will be next."
Yurie cries out, raises her arms, spreading them wide. She slowly hovers off the ground as light consumes her, wrapping baout her body like ribbons and forming silvery armor. Two huge, white wings spread from her shoulders and flare as her hair flows down to her ankles. The sword she's carrying glows, then rapidly expands into a long, slender blade of white light.
Charles retracts his tips.
Yurie (GM): *Yurie: TRANCE!!*
Slytock Aribar: "Good battle, sir. However, I must be going."
Metal Man (GM): Slytock laughs, tosses Razor a bag, and... disappears. Razor gained: Mystery bag???
Razor: "The hell?"
Smash Dex: "...He is a coward, unfortunately."
Charles: "The darkness will consume him again... one day."
Razor smirks. "Alright... let's wipe out this metallic menace!" He rushes in to stick the robot like a pig.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Razor then charges up the blade for one attack and unleashes a Soulcharge attack upon him.
Metal Man (GM): ...And that misses. Talk about quick!
Erwin: "...Wha? Where? Huh?"
Metal Man (GM): He... heals the status effect and damage off of him... Then he heals all the Questers minus Aribar! Bad status effects go boom.
Wolfman: *dong.* *Close Call disabled.*
Erwin: "...What? Dash it all!"
Aribar: "You blockhead!"
Razor: "Why thank you..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I won't hear any more of those!"
Yurie glares at the mechanical menace and then pauses. She then rushes forward and slashes him... and she follows behind herself and slashes again, and again... her slash followed by 9 after-images!
Computer: "10 minutes until countdown reactivation."
Aribar: "You fakers are getting on my nerves!"
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Robotnik gets into some sort of suit of armor. Yurie heavily damages Metal Aribar.
Charles: "THE OLD MAN MUST NOT LEAVE THIS ROOM WITH HIS SOUL INTACT!"
Yurie then slices him with a souped up Divider.
Dr. Robotnik: "You're first, Freak!" *He points at Locos.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles smiles sadistically.
Yurie then leaps away and points her blade forward. Small points of light start to form around her before blasting forward to annihilate the bot.
Metal Man (GM): All but one: Hit. It... EXPLODES. However... The field is still there. Robotnik, looking nasty in his suit, points all 10 of his 'fingers' at the force field. ...They suddenly open fire, shooting a hail of bullets at the field. The field, which seemed invincible, breaks like glass... though blocking the bullets. Robotnik walks out, a blue force field surrounding his machine. He steps to fill one of the empty spots.
Dr. Robotnik: "It's time to end this!"
Sumner: "Wolfman... has gained a level."
Dr. Robotnik: "This has gone on quite long enough! It's time I destroyed you."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik turns to Razor, and opens fire on him with... well, a cloud of bullets.
Razor: 11 Hits.
Dr. Robotnik: "Resistance is most appreciated. I can see you all squirming to avoid your inevitable death..."
Razor is down to exactly half health, just like that. He gets nailed and smashed into the wall. "Grah! You're crossing the line, Robotnik! But first..." He lifts off the ground and bursts forward, flaming, at Erwin! Meteor Revolution time!
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Charles: "Hatred or no, this Zemus ploy will end!"
Erwin: "Hey! Leave me alone, sucker!"
Metal Man (GM): Erwin glows white... A HUGE ray of white engulfs Razor for... minimal damage.
Charles laughs with enough force to shake the building.
Razor grunts and gets seared. "That the best you got?"
Erwin: "No, I'm just toying with you."
Charles wiggles his fingertips around... they vary in height for a while.
Yurie rushes at Erwin, and slices the air, seeming to cut right into space itself... and through him.
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, she mistakes the carcass of the dead Metal Aribar for Erwin.
Charles lickes off some of the blood from some of his tips. He turns to the the Aris and robo with a piercing gaze... his eyes glow blue. He puts his head back a bit, then shoots it forward, with lasers searing the flow and heading towards the Erwin twice and the robotnik twice.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Charles blinks and the lasers stop.
Wolfman scans Butt-nik.
Charles points to Ivo. "The agents of Hell have wanted you for a long time now, old man. Perhaps today is the day they will receive you!"
Smash Dex: "Robotnik. HP: 0/1 STR: 50. SPD: 50. INT: 50. AC: 25. Defense: 1 | 10. Attacks: Machinegun Death 30 d20+10 5% damage per hit. Giga Punch: d20+20, 25% damage. Regeneration: Regains 10% HP each turn. Copy: Uses a random person's attack."
Dr. Robotnik: "Feast your eyes on the statistics of the most advanced military machine in the universe!"
Razor: "...I've seen better..."
Charles: "...Not even your machines can save you now."
Dr. Robotnik: "You have... 5 minutes to stand down or watch your headquarters get destroyed."
Wolfman goes to Razor, and lends him the Move Stealer.
Dr. Robotnik: "I advise you to... die."
Wolfman: "Use it on Robotnik."
Metal Man (GM): Wolf uses his turn giving the thing to Razor.
Razor: "...Are you saying my own moves aren't good enough?"
Wolfman: "No; steal his to remove them."
Razor: "...that works..."
Aribar aims to destroy Razor... HAH! ... He starts off with a Magic Missle.*
Razor (GM): *DING!* Power Rush active!
Aribar follows up the attack Bi-Bolt Slash! Muahahahah.*
Razor (GM): CRIT Hit.
Metal Man (GM): Out of the corner of Aribar's eye, it is seen that the corpse of the Metal Aribar is holding a remote... With a button. A flashing red button.
Aribar tries to finish/harm Razor with a True Strike.*
Razor (GM): FAILED DEAD.
Charles: "Serve your new masters!"
Aribar: "Hmp... Finally killed him..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I'm giving you a promotion, Aribar!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik tosses Aribar one of those machineguns from the robots from earlier. Aribar acquired: Robotnik's Machinegun.
Charles eyes turn from white to pure pearl.
Metal Man (GM): The red button is still there, of course.
Aribar tries to grab onto it and keep Moonlight in his hand... Having one arm is tough. The elf tries to stow away the machine gun and slash up Locos with a Bi-Bolt Slash.* "Thanks, Robotnik, but for right now I'll keep slashing!"
Charles is hit once. His wound is not made. His flesh renews itself. He looks to the Tranced Yurie... and smiles? He then turns back to the poor excuses of enemies.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: *takes out... yup, that's a rolling pen, and rushes Erwin and tries to bat him upside the head.*
Metal Man (GM): El miss.
Charles cringes his hand. He tastes his own blood again.
Razor returns ala revival platform, teeth bared. He lets out a loud scream and his muscles bulge slightly. *RAGE!*
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Yurie points her sword towards Erwin, those points of light slowly forming about her. They blast off to tear Erwin to shreds.
Metal Man (GM): All but 3 hit.
Razor (GM): Three Crits. Insane damage!
Metal Man (GM): Erwin stumbles back... he is obviously defeated... but... Still alive.
Erwin: "...Nice try, slick."
Smash Dex: "HP: 492/500"
Charles: "...Perhaps... but it is definitely not one of my officers."
Dr. Robotnik: "You dare injure one of my recruits! I'll kill you!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik starts by pointing at Erwin, who is shielded by Robotnik's shield instead of Robotnik. Robotnik then uses... copy! Robotnik moved his shield so that it protected Erwin. ...Robotnik's copy attack focuses on Locos. He gains... Locos's third Trance move!
Charles: "...I would like you to see if you can use my Unholy spray."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik laughs evilly.
Dr. Robotnik: "This is great! UNHOLY SPRAY!"
Charles: "Old man... if you think you can use it, then you are sadly mistaken."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik sprays everyone with some dark black stuff. ...Everyone who isn't fast enough is blinded.
Razor and Yurie dodge!
Charles inhales the remaining dark matter. He gulps. "Old man, if not used correctly, it would only affect your enemies."
Razor glares at Erwin, directing his anger at him. "...the end for you is now! Suffer... banishment!" He crosses his hands in front of the stone again and releases that blast of swirling green and black energy. Gone!
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits the thing... the body of Erwin disappears... revealing a ghost wearing a party hat.
Razor: *Spirit Count: 2 anyway!*
Sbu: "...Curses! My copy ability! I guess I'll have to take you out on my own..."
Charles: "...A Shadow Doopliss?!"
Aribar: "Heh... What happened to yer body, Doopy?"
Doopliss: "I am Doopliss, not a shadow."
Charles: "You were created by shadow spawn. You are not my commander... YOU FAKE!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a chip on the back of Doopliss's head.
Razor turns is rage upon the now vulnerable Robotnik. "Now you! Meteor... REVOLUTION!" He bursts forward for the triple flaming slash on Robotnik.
Doopliss: "You must be terminated."
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. Razor knocks some armor off.
Doopliss: "...Think... think! Copy ability was sent to X-zone... aha!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss walks to the red button.
Doopliss: "It's time to make your life MUCH harder."
Dr. Robotnik: "What?"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss presses the button. EMERGENCY OVERRIDE ONLINE.
Charles laughs with enough force to shake the foundation of Nintendus.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* *BREAK* *EXPLODE.* The ceiling... it's exploding...
Computer: "Satellite subroutines moved to Death Mountain."
Aribar: "What are you doing, Doopliss?!"
Charles stares with anger and puzzlement.
Computer: "Metal Sonic activated."
Metal Man (GM): The button shocks Doopliss. The chip falls off of his back.
Dr. Robotnik: "What? What does that mean?"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* The blast door from the ceiling crumbles.
Charles: "...One of the darkness is coming."
Metal Man (GM): ...EIGHT Metal Sonics appear.
Metal Sonics: "Terminate... Robotnik. Destroy... Destroy..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik shoots at them. Some of them fall over, dead, but more come from the ceiling. Doopliss wakes up.
Razor: "...oh... balls..."
Doopliss: "...I did it! ...We have to get out of here, guys!"
Aribar: "Doopliss! Why are you doing this?! You're betraying Robotnik!"
Doopliss: "I work for Locos... I managed to subvert the mind control chip. HYAH!"
Razor quickly moves to see if there's such a thing on Aribar.
Aribar: "What mind control chip? You've gone mad."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss karate chops the chip off of Aribar. Aribar is turned to normal..
Razor: "...okay folks... let's move!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik, meanwhile, regains his force field and ownzes several Metal Sonics, although being swamped.
Aribar blinks... "Doopliss! Are you trying to kill me? If it is a fight you want it's a fight you'll get..."
Charles: "No! Not this time!"
Razor: "Locos... leave him to his own blasted creation..."
Charles: "...HIS SOUL WILL BE MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik, enraged, shoots a path of Metal Sonics down, trying to escape.
Charles makes lightning flash into the ruined building.
Chibi Tigress Gundam: "Mrr?" *tilts her head at this insanity and walks over to Wolf, looking a little confused.*
Metal Sonics: "You must be destroyed. You are self-suicidal. You must be eliminated to further the plans of Robotnik."
Wolfman looks at the chibi gundam... and whispers.
Charles goes to summon his flute.
Computer: "Self destruct activated. Satellite fire will hit building in 1 minute."
Razor: "Let's fly!"
Charles: "LEAVE ALL! THE OLD MAN SHALL BELONG TO ME!"
Wolfman: *sorry about that; I sometimes get a little... well, braindead.*
Computer: "All systems moved to Death Mountain."
Razor and Yurie grab those who can't get out this way and FLY.
Aribar: "... One minute? ... I'll deal with you later, Doopliss..." *Looks and runs to the nearest exit.*
Dr. Robotnik: "...You... fools! I am... unstoppable!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Right before the Questers leave, they see Robotnik... glitch... like a hologram?
Dr. Robotnik: "...Program terminated."
Wolfman takes the gundam's hand and starts to head out of there.
Charles: "...Where is my Fife?"
Wolfman: "...no way."
Charles begins to notice.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik disappears. The Metal Sonics turn to face the fleeing Questers.
Metal Sonic: "Terminate the Questers."
Wolfman: .oO(The Move Stealer wouldn't have worked on a hologram...)
Razor tosses Wolf his Stealer back on the way out of the opened roof.
Charles flies outta there at superlight speed.
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is following the Questers. The Metal Sonic hordes are chasing behind, demolishing everything in their path.
Charles catches up with the Questers.
Wolfman gets his Stealer, and then takes the Chibi out with him.
Metal Man (GM): The group gets out of the building either through the front door or the ceiling. Just in time to see the building simultaneously explode... Then get hit by a Red Laser that literally engulfs the entire building.
Charles flies away enough to begin to summon another instrument.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik: Defeated? Doopliss, and the rest, get back together in front of the huge hole.
Doopliss: "...Guys... there's one last thing we have to do."
Charles becomes surrounded by dark clouds and lighting hits the sides of the clouds.
Aribar: "Kill you?"
Doopliss: "It turns out... Metal Sonic was running the scenes all the time we were busy trying to kill Robotnik."
Razor: "...of course..."
Doopliss: "That destruction only stunned Metal Sonic as a whole. We must deactivate the computers at his base."
Wolfman: "Where is this base?"
Aribar: "I don't believe or trust you."
Doopliss: "Death Mountain. There shouldn't be any physical resistance... We destroyed that. The only thing left is a hologram."
Charles has at last summoned one of his instruments of darkness... a flute that is gold.
Doopliss: "...It contains Metal Sonic's program, and Robotnik. If we destroy it, then we can do whatever we want with the satellite."
Aribar: "Such as... Vaporize you with them?"
Doopliss: "Don't make me use my special ability on you."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss pulls out a disk.
Aribar: "Pah! What special ability? You're just a blob of ectoplasm now..."
Wolfman: "Aribar, don't push it."
Doopliss: "This here is a copy of all the melee moves. If I scan this, I can... become whatever I want. I wish to help you finish off this monster machine."
Charles appears behind Doopliss.
Wolfman: "I'm willing to accept the help... I don't know about the others."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss spins around to face Locos.
Razor: "We need to end this... the Void is only getting stronger..."
Doopliss: "Do you have anything to report, Locos?"
Aribar blinks... He attempts to quickly cast Wood Blast Barrage and destroy that disk.* "Ah! Wood Blast Barrage!"
Doopliss: "We are almost done terminating METALSONIC.EXE."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss laughs and lets it be destroyed.
Doopliss: "I have many more, Aribar."
Aribar: "Not with you I bet..."
Charles turns a 180 to face Death Mountain. He jets off after them for their souls.
Wolfman: "Wait up Locos!"
Charles lets out a laugh as he fades away from sight.
Wolfman decides to wise up, and call HQ.
Wolfman: "Ivan, you there? I think we could use a quick trip to Death Mountain, pronto!"