Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 120: Attack of the Wackos
Date: January 13th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): It's a normal day at HQ. Aribar enters through the front door. He proceeds to the kitchen. Locos would see him, of course.
Aribar: "Hello Locos. Could I have some gargoyle stew?"
Charles: "...That carrot's been eyeballin' me for the past two hours." He looks away from the stew. "! Oh why... yes."
Aribar: "How much does it cost?"
Charles gets up. He let's a slight bow and a tip with his hand making a small circle and now being by his heart. "Normally 100 coins, but first timers get one free bowl."
Aribar: "Ah. Why thank you."
Charles: "Now then... eat."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar goes to eat some of it.
Aribar: "...It... *cough* tastes good... yeah..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's form starts to waver... and then changes into Doopliss.
Charles: "...Your body not able to withstand the adverse effects of the soup I take it. !!"
Doopliss: "...That poison appears to have been cured, but... it appears my cover is blown."
Charles: "...Why are you hiding?"
Doopliss: "I must say, it tasted good... but since obviously I can't just buy some... Well... I work for a new organization named WACKO. Witch and Copykat Organization. And on behalf of this organization, I wish to acquire some soup, or if you prefer, the recipe."
Charles: "...Uhh... I don't think so. You're still with me."
Doopliss: "Nope. You never wrote up a contract." *Holds up a laminated contract, with one part of it highlighted.* "Upon signing this contract, all previous agreements are null and void."
Charles: "Well then... I guess you're an AWOL'er then."
Doopliss: "While I can't exactly reveal who else is in the organization, we still require a sample or some Stew-related resource. Your stew... we could make it easier to swallow and always work!"
Doopliss: "Then, we would mass produce it in cans and sell it to the masses!"
Charles cringes with his head making massive cracking noises.
Doopliss: "Now then. Either allow me to have what I need, or..." *cracks knuckles.*
Charles: "...Modify the legendary stew... No."
Doopliss: "I can easily take you and this entire building on. WACKO is equipped to deal with any and all resistance."
Metal Man (GM): Charles would notice 'WACKO' is stamped in red on Doopliss' party hat.
Charles: "So then, a new order has risen. I'll just call in some back up and..." *gets out his dex.*
Doopliss: "Not so fast." *Presses a red button.*
Metal Man (GM): The Dex flies out of Charles' hand, as well as all metal objects on his body. Into the wall.
Doopliss: "Now then, this is your second chance. Surrender... or be zombified!"
Charles: "Two can play at this game." *Disappears...* *reappears at the pot.*
Doopliss: "What do you think you're doing?"
Charles: "Xyen Yon Ganduam!"
Doopliss: *Pulls out a radio.* "Unit 2 to Home Base. Send reinforcements."
Charles makes circles with hands over the pot.
Digifanatic enters the kitchen from R&R.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* Waluigi and Wario appear beside Doopliss.
Digifanatic: "What in the world is going on?"
Doopliss: "...Waluigi, take care of that intruder. Wario, get the soup!"
Charles speaks in his ancient tongue.
Wario: "Anything for more money!"
Charles: "...Can dai kan chi!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario runs at the pot, going to grab it. Waluigi moves to block the way for Digi.
Charles: The pot is now sealed shut with a loud *BAM*.
Yurie (GM): A loud SHINK is heard as a pair of light rings slice through the door towards Wario.
Waluigi: "This room belongs to WACKO!"
Digifanatic: "I was just coming in to see what was going on! I promise no harm!"
Waluigi: "That is official WACKO business. Please stay back."
Digifanatic: "No problem." *walks back into R&R.*
Doopliss: "Hurry Wario! The Questers have spotted us!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario is hit twice.
Wario: "Argh! My head!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario turns into: Burnt out Wario.
Charles: "The pot is now sealed by ancient Lunarian magic. Only one who knows of the exact incantation and have Lunarian blood can now unseal this pot."
Yurie: "I don't think you gents have any business in here."
Wario: "...Wait... this damage gives me a new, faster form. Chaaaaaaarge!"
Yurie walks inside, sword drawn...
Doopliss: "We'll let Grunty deal with that."
Metal Man (GM): Wario runs at the pot.
Doopliss: "Why yes. The head of WACKO."
Yurie is at the door, so she's safe.
Doopliss: "I need more backup!"
Metal Man (GM): *Warp.* A weird green person in a labcoat appears.
Yurie: "I should have known Locos's henchmen would end up double crossing him... it never fails."
Klungo: "Klungo steal stew! KLUNGO HARM BAD PEOPLE!"
Metal Man (GM): Klungo throws 3 beakers full of red liquid at Yurie. They explode where they hit.
Yurie is hit by one..
Metal Man (GM): Wario knocks Locos off of the cauldron and picks it up.
Yurie: "Gaaah! Oh no you don't!"
Charles is knocked back.
Klungo: "Take that, sssssssstupid Quessssssster!"
Wario: "The stew is mine! Hah!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario picks up the cauldron.
Charles: "Lunarian magic..."
Yurie dashes past Klungo, her sword blurring and leaving behind a string of light motes as she attacks Wario.
Wario: "Pay-raise time!"
Charles: "Does not fail."
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Yurie hits him without even trying. He drops the soup... and Klungo grabs it.
Yurie continues with a second sword slash.
Klungo: "Me ssssssave ssssssoup! Massssster happy!"
Yurie continues with a second sword slash towards Klungo.
Metal Man (GM): Klungo runs towards Doopliss, who opens a door. Klungo drops it... but now the soup is rolling towards the door.
Doopliss: "Take this, Yurie!"
Yurie: "Digi, grab it!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss attacks Yurie with a HUGE ray of light. BAM!
Metal Man (GM): Digi, meanwhile, is in R&R, watching Toad Town News.
Charles goes to where is metal objects are trapped.
Waluigi: "I'll capture Locos while we're at it!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi runs to intercept Locos.
Yurie is thrown backwards, through the wall, into the R&R room, and knocks over the couch Digi's sititng on.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi gets in the way as the soup disappears into the door.
Waluigi: "You're coming with me, buster!"
Digifanatic gets back up, dazed but okay. "What happened?"
Charles: "Oh like The Void I am!"
Doopliss: "Another triumph for WACKO! In your face, Questers!"
Yurie growls, then climbs back to her feet and dashes back into the kitchen, whacking the alarm bell as she runs.
Klungo: "Klungo sssmmmmmaaaaasssssh!"
Digifanatic decides to follow her...
Charles throws one of his heavy punches to clear Waluigi outta the way.
Metal Man (GM): Klungo tries to punch Yurie and Digi as they come in.
Yurie: "I do NOT LIKE BEING BLASTED WITH BIG BLASTS OF LIGHT!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos misses.
Wario: "It's Wario Time!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario tries to stomp on Locos.
Yurie leaps over Klungo's punch and swings, releasing a pair of energy rings at Klungo.
Doopliss: "Give it up! We'll beat you up and take Locos hostage at the same time!"
Digifanatic: "That smarts..."
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Klungo: "Owwww, my head!!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario deals damage and flattens Locos into a pancake.
Doopliss: "Okay, now get Locos in the door and we're complete!"
Wario: "Let's roll!"
Charles blows out from being flattened.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi and Wario pick up Locos and move towards the door with him.
Yurie lands from her leap, one arm flipping up as she... vanishes.
Charles tries to wriggle out.
Metal Man (GM): Both of them hold on... though they knock some kitchen stuff around. They're half-way to the door.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhh boy..."
Doopliss: "...We should steal some more stuff. It's too easy! Let's raid the lab when we're done with the kitchen."
Digifanatic runs up to whoever's holding Locos from behind and tries to use a Super Mario Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Digi hits Wario.
Wario: "Ow! My back!"
Yurie sneaks over to the door, then right behind Doopliss...
Metal Man (GM): Wario drops Locos. Waluigi starts dragging him away.
Charles tries again.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi is 75% of the way there.
Digifanatic tries grabbing Locos to save him.
Klungo: "Klungo smash!"
Yurie then sneaks away from Doopliss, then promptly reappears with a powerful KASUMI sword attack on Waluigi.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi yanks Locos away from Digi.
Waluigi: "Almost there..."
Digifanatic: "You got lucky, boy..."
Digifanatic: "But not that time!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi drops Locos. Then Klungo throws potions into Yurie's back.
Digifanatic winks at Yurie. ...and gives a thumbs-up.
Charles is dropped.
Yurie is hit by three of them.
Klungo: "KILL!!! DESSSTROY!!!"
Doopliss: "Locos is mine!" *He runs over and starts dragging Locos.*
Charles rolls to one side. He then has had enough. His mind begins to send waves a bit... he then has his hands to his head; fingers spread.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie is not killed by the inferno that results from potions flying everywhere.
Charles: "Opiyunnnnnn... Closon!"
Digifanatic: "Boy, what do they want with your soup?"
Yurie is blown back, then slowly gets to her feet, growling, her badges glowing.
Wario: "They want you to be beaten down!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario tries to punch Digi in the back of the head. ...He gets his fist stuck in the wall.
Yurie: "Ooooh boy... now I'm ticked off..."
Wario: "...Oh no! My fist!"
Yurie growls, then rushes towards Dooplis and KASUMI's him.
Digifanatic tries to counter with a Karate Double while he has the chance.
Yurie: *SLASH!! *continues her combo with a double No Moment attack!*
Digifanatic looks at what has happened to Doopliss. "I'd say he's pretty much done in."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie beats down Doopliss.
Charles sends a purple wave to hit all the opposers. This wave, upon a connection, will cause the status effect, what Locos would call 'Stop', but be stun here.
Metal Man (GM): Locos misses all the opposers. Klungo tries to kick Locos into the door.
Metal Man (GM): *punt.* He hits the doorframe. Damage to Locos.
Yurie continues to combo on Dooplis with her blazing sword with another Kasumi!
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is still up despite taking lots of damage.
Yurie: HIT! *SLASH!!*
Doopliss: "Attacking me is useless, you moron!"
Charles: "...I am of no use."
Waluigi: "Take this, you evil thing!" Waluigi tries to hit Yurie in the back of the head with a golf club.
Yurie ducks and counters with KASUMI!
Charles tries to get away from the battle and go to the wall where his objects are.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie hits Waluigi. But then she's attacked by Doopliss. Waluigi is KO'd.
Yurie is clobbered, twice. She is cold-cocked and vanishes.
Metal Man (GM): Wario tears his fist outta the wall, then kicks Waluigi at Locos. *DING! PERFECT!* Waluigi flies into Locos, knocking them both into the door.
Digifanatic: "Aw crap."
Metal Man (GM): Then Doopliss stumbles and falls into the door.
Doopliss: "I'll get my reveeeeeengeeeee!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Klungo throws potions at Digifanatic.
Klungo: "KLUNGO SMAAASSSSSSSH!"
Digifanatic is hit hard with the first one.
Yurie soon, however, reappears on a platform... then promptly leaps off and vanishes...
Wario: "We gotta get outta here! We did our job! We can force Locos to open the soup!"
Klungo: "Geeeeet the sssssssmash dex!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario runs to grab Locos' things off of the wall.
Digifanatic: "I don't necessarily want to quote a sitcom, but NO SOUP FOR YOU!" *tries a Fire Punch at Wario.* "Yikes!" Digi launches off somewhere else...
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets his fist stuck in the same place where Wario's fist got stuck. Wario starts snatching stuff off of the wall that belonged to Locos.
Digifanatic tries taking his fist out of the wall. It doesn't budge.
SIMBER: "...Security systems activated. Temporary Magnetic-related problem has been fixed."
Metal Man (GM): The doors close, and turrets appear on the ceiling.
Metal Man (GM): Wario starts running, under fire from all of the turrets on the ceiling. He is shot down, trips, and slides into the door. Klungo throws a smoke bomb and disappears into the door. The door itself shortly disappears, leaving... Digi alone in a messed up room.
Digifanatic shakes his head around, looks around, and can only drop his jaw...
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile...* Inside Grunty's Hideout... Everyone who went through the door appears inside a dimly lit cave. A variety of heavily armed guards with wands and pointy hats guard the area... and come to assist the WACKOs.
Doopliss: "That was a close one..."
Guard1: "You succeeded, though."
Guard2: "Grunty will be most happy."
Klungo: "That wasssss mossst dangeroussss."
Doopliss: "Tell me about it... it took all of WACKO's class 1 units to deal with them."
Metal Man (GM): The group wanders off. Yurie, having snuck inside, would also be able to follow them.
Yurie continues to sneak after the group, plotting...
Metal Man (GM): The group with the soup and Locos goes up the right path, up now a castle-like staircase. There's signs pointing up it that say 'WACKO headquarters.' A few guards are about, there are even a few... Machine mades... Some koopas too. They reach the top and open the door, revealing a throne room. Grunty the witch sits atop it, bedecked in normal attire. She's also got her normal appearance... somehow her body was restored.
Grunty: "I see you have come back. What progress do you have in the sack?"
Doopliss: "We got the soup... Locos sealed it, but we kidnapped him as well."
Grunty: "Most great, my plans are succeeding. Those Questers will soon be pleading to evade their horrible fate."
Klungo: "We messssed up their headquarterrrrsssss tooo, Gruntyyyyyy."
Yurie: .oO(I'm sure we will...)
Charles murmurs softly... "...Loo..Lord... Bahamut... I'm..sorry..."
Grunty: "...That doesn't matter too much. We must proceed to open the soup, with the perfect touch. Bird and Bear are our of the way, so we have nothing to fear. Your next assignment, along with pay, is most great. You must capture the hologram of Dr. Ivo Robotnik, with a bit of a sneak, and somewhat of a sham."
Doopliss: "...Are you sure? He hides in an invisible base and is... rather elusive."
Grunty: "Do not question my orders, you shoddy soldier!"
Grunty: "Your pay, as I promised, shall be the biggest and most famous yet!"
Metal Man (GM): Grunty pulls out a huge bag of coins and gives it to Doopliss in exchange for the soup... and Locos. Locos wakes up, being stared down by Grunty the witch. Inside the top of a tower somewhere far, far away.
Grunty: "Now... I must heal you, don't you blink!"
Charles: "...Not... again."
Metal Man (GM): Grunt waves her wand... Locos, and everyone including Yurie is healed. Grunty still doesn't notice Yurie.
Charles: "Yet another empire... rises." *hangs his head.* "Why can't I leave... WHY!" *bangs his fist into the ground.*
Grunty: "You are most loud, for such a proud prisoner."
Charles removes his fist, and stands... and to stare down at Gruntilda.
Doopliss: "We only need you to unseal the cauldron."
Grunty: "What dare you, to stare down at me?"
Charles: "The soup only gives an insignificant boost to the mind and body. You have no need for it."
Grunty: "You do not know, silly fool."
Charles: "...How many do you have."
Grunty: "I must make it great! To sell to the millions, trillions!"
Yurie smiles faintly, sneaking around to the side of the cauldron, then quietly pulling out three pale white cubes and slipping them under the cauldron, then sneaking away... considering everyone is watching Locos, it should be easy.
Grunty: "It will make me a great some of money, don't you think, sonny?"
Charles: "Not that you preposterous witch... How many have AWOL'ed from my army to join this wacko of a WACKO organization?"
Grunty: "Only Doopliss, some people who already deserted, and... well, you'd make a nice purchase."
Yurie continues to sneak away, then slips behind Grunty's throne... the cubes should go off any second now...
Metal Man (GM): The three cubes are under the cauldron, and will trigger if it is moved. Nobody has seen it, though. Or... just not yet.
Charles: "So this place is only a corporation... I am relieved."
Grunty: "I wish to make money, nothing else funny. To rebuild my body, it cost me a lot of money."
Charles: "I may have sealed the pot, but I am guessing you can just as easily unseal it. I will not unseal it."
Metal Man (GM): Just as Locos says that... KABOOM!
Yurie: .oO(There goes the soup...)
Metal Man (GM): The ultima cubes go off. The seal on the pot keeps it intact... but it blasts a huge hole in the top of the tower. ...The pot of soup falls down... To the bottom of a nearby well.
Grunty: "Curse this waste! Some intruder has broken into this place!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Aribar'd wake up in his room, having heard a lot of explosions and screaming.
SIMBER: "Sir Aribar. Some mercenaries from WACKO have stolen Locos and his pot of soup."
Aribar blinks and slowly sits up, still sleepy. "Gah... Can't we go one day without being att--... From where?"
SIMBER: "...Their headquarters cannot be found. I have a feeling it is in a side dimension which the Void has no access to."
Aribar: "... Are they being a danger to others besides Locos?"
SIMBER: "Well, Yurie DID disappear after them... and they killed Yurie once."
Aribar: "... Goodie... Can you do one thing for me first?" *The elf gets up and heads over to his equipment.*
Aribar holds out that staff he got from Doopliss.* "Can you scan this weapon?"
SIMBER: "...Item scanned... how odd!"
SIMBER: "...Madam Grunty's Pole of Nightmares (TM) (Patent Pending). A prototype."
Aribar: "Are there any other details you can tell me? This thing... Apparently vaporizes people it touches and summons in enemies..."
SIMBER: "It... warps enemies to Grunty's lair, summons in the monsters of the current target's nightmares, and... so much more!"
Aribar: "... Thank you, SIMBER... . I suppose I should go and help Yurie and the others out?"
SIMBER: "More details present at... Grunty's Great Goods Gathering! Seems overly commercial. All of these items are cheap and mass-produced. You just got a rusty version of the normal staff."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman would see that systems indicate the kitchen has been... destroyed... he's gonna need to pay a lot of bills to fix that!
Wolfman wonders why the bill list is a lot fuller now...
Aribar: "Hrm... I see... Thank you, SIMBER. I guess I'll go down to the kitchen to see if I can find any indications of where WACKO is located..."
Wolfman "Sees" the kitchen... what the?
Aribar finishes readying his equipment and starts towards the kitchen.*
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... bits of glass, acidic red fluid, broken door bits, bits of soup, bent pots, several fist holes in the wall, a 20 foot wide burning hole, some fires... Broken water main, electrical fires... Lights hanging off of the ceiling and throwing sparks... Wario's hat strewn around... Broken golf club in refrigerator. And a single potion full of more acidic exploding stuff.
Wolfman: "When you get the chance to reply, explain to me what the hell happened here! It almost looks like the Battle of the Beer back at Mav Hunter HQ!"
SIMBER: "Uhhhhh... a bunch of people from the 'WACKO' organization decided to visit, steal Locos and stew, and then broke a whole lot of stuff. They killed Yurie once... none of them are pushovers."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar gets into the kitchen and sees the destruction. There's also a note... stuck under the hat.
Wolfman: "Get me all you can about this WACKO group of wackos, and instead of actually telling me what you get, print it to the printer." *points to it.*
Metal Man (GM): The printer starts printing... the first page. 'WACKO - Witch and CopyKat Organization'
Aribar blinks and picks up the note. "Oh? What is this?"
Metal Man (GM): A picture of Grunty the witch is on the front page. Aribar sees the note, signed in a flowing script. 'Gruntilda The Witch.' The printout for Wolfman continues. It shows a large line of... cheap and shoddy products... A ripoff of the Doorman's staff, badly patched together Mario hats... Link's Master Sword, except made out of glass? What the? And an empty spot. 'COMING SOON! Grunty's Gargoyle Soup by the Can!' There's some other mysterious/shoddy items.
Wolfman: .oO(Great... we stole gargoyles, she stole soup, now we have to steal back that which we stole and processed.)
Metal Man (GM): All of them are overpriced. Aribar would see the note also says... 'To who is reading this note... The soup and maker of the soup, Locos, has been seized in order to increase our sales. We will return both when we are done.'
Wolfman gathers all of his papers and goes to actually see the kitchen... he heads there.
Metal Man (GM): 'We'll send you a free case of Grunty's new and improved Gargoyle Soup, too!' Signed, Grunty.
Garrick enters the kitchen as well to grab a bottle of water, sweating slightly from a session in the holoroom.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick notice the kitchen is... rather destroyed.
Aribar: "... 'allo, Garrick..." *Hrms, troubled by the note...*
Wolfman follows Garrick in.
Garrick: "...*whistle.*...what happened here?"
Aribar: "Apparently this WACKO place run by 'Grunty' stole Locos and his soup. Yurie also appears to be missing I think..."
Wolfman: "Sounds like we need to rescue them all. Who agrees with that idea?"
Garrick: "Nothing else better to do."
Metal Man (GM): A door appears in the center of the room. Out comes several people with... brooms... and replacement fixtures.
Aribar: "Bah! Locos doesn't need to be resc--... Who are these people?"
???: "Hello. We are Grunty's replacement and repair ministry. We will clean up the mess that was made."
Wolfman: "...what's the catch?"
Metal Man (GM): A small army of weird midgets with power tools wearing black-and-white striped suits come in.
Aribar: "... Can you tell us where your factory and place of operations is located?"
???: "It's part of the payment for stealing the soup and Locos."
Garrick: "...obviously, it must be through that door."
???: "...Sorry, that's top secret. We don't know."
Garrick points at the door the midgets came through.
Aribar: "... What about for a few coins?"
Wolfman: "You have a strange sense of generosity... but can we get the soup and Locos back? I'm sure we can clean this place up ourselves." *glares at Aribar for a second.*
???: "Hmmm? Oh yes. you want money to make it legit?"
Metal Man (GM): The other midgets start fixing up the kitchen.
Aribar: "Say, I accidentally drop some coins on the floor... And you accidentally mention where this place is at..."
???: "I'm sorry. My mind was erased by Grunty to prevent that! I don't even know who I am, sir!"
Wolfman attempts to use his smash dex in a stealthy manner to scan the door the midgets came through.
Garrick just shrugs and walks through the doorway the midgets came through.
???: "We're just Grunty Industries Utility Grunts."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick walks in the door.
Aribar: "... What about two-thousand coins?"
???: "...Uhhhh... did he just go in there?"
???: "He'll be made into another Utility Grunt!"
Wolfman wishes Sky High was here now.
???: "You best go after him. Unless you want your own utility grunt."
Garrick pops his head back out, if possible.
Garrick: "Are you guys coming or not?"
Wolfman: "I do have the perfect person in mind for a utility grunt... but not him."
Aribar: "... Thank you, Grunt number... Ummm... One... Wait, Garrick... ."
Metal Man (GM): They start mindlessly fixing the kitchen. Shoddy repairs... one of them knocks over that beaker of evil red liquid, starting a fire, but it's put out by another midget. Garrick pops his head outta the door.
Wolfman uses his Smash Dex to tell SIMBER to watch over the place, and watch these midgets.
Metal Man (GM): The huge hole in the wall is replaced with a set of mismatched tacky boards.
Wolfman: "I'm coming." *enters through the same door.*
SIMBER: *Watches the midgets, sends in robots to assist them.*
Grunt1: "So they both want to be utility grunts? Such weird people..."
Aribar: "... Nothing like being reckless..." *He follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): The three Questers enter to a small concrete area in front of a HUGE factory.
Garrick shrugs, then waves and turns, walking back through the door.
Metal Man (GM): 'Grunty Industries' it says. 'A subsidiary of WACKO corp.'
Wolfman: "So this is the factory place... who knows what evil we will face."
Metal Man (GM): Midgets are coming in and out, going through doors much like the ones the Questers just came through.
Aribar: "Okay... Now how do we do this? ... We obviously can't go through with a frontal assault."
Metal Man (GM): Must be yet another produce of Grunty industries... at least, that's what was pasted on their heads with a bumper sticker. The factory creates plenty of soot and smudge, the air smells horrible. Like burning rubber.
Wolfman: "Perhaps we do not have to fight; the peaceful way just might be right."
Garrick looks for the obligatory air vent.
Wolfman goes to the front door.
Metal Man (GM): No air vents... this is outside! The front door is unprotected and open. Midgets mindlessly wander about.
Wolfman waves for the others to follow.
Metal Man (GM): A loud factory operation is going on inside.
Garrick: "...whatever..." *follows Wolf.*
Wolfman enters and gets a good look at the place.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on floor 1. The Madam Grunty's Pole of Nightmares division.
Aribar follows Wolfman... He keeps that Grunty staff out, but just uses it as a walking staff... He doesn't want to be without a weapon right now.
Metal Man (GM): There are a whole bunch of midgets loading various pole-shaped items. Old bumpers, flagpoles, steel girders, you name it... into a machine.
Wolfman attempts to find the head... well, midget.
Metal Man (GM): They go through the first box... a whole lot of loud noises follow. Wolfman sees no clear head of midgets in here. There is an elevator across, though. There's security cameras watching. The processed pole-like items then go through some sort of strange welding and rune machine.
Garrick glances at the security cameras, then to Wolf and Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Then they're packed in boxes and piled up... at the end of the conveyor belt.
Garrick: "I smell a setup."
Metal Man (GM): Ari could snatch an object off the belt easily.
Wolfman: "I can not tell which is the head... perhaps something awful happened, full of dread?"
Wolfman looks in Garrick's direction.
Garrick: "Don't rhyme."
Aribar ignores the boxes... "Hrm... . We really need to find a way up to Grunty's office..."
Metal Man (GM): The midgets look at Wolf for a second, then continue working.
Wolfman gives him a good, long look... then folds his arms... and says... "...very well."
Garrick wanders over to a midget. "Excuse me."
Metal Man (GM): The midget looks at Garrick.
Garrick: "You got a boss around here?"
Midget: "Top floor! Boss of bossing!"
Garrick: "Know where we can go up? Stairs? Elevator?"
Midget: "Must work... work... work..." *Resumes stuffing metal objects into the pole-maker 10,000.* "Elevator."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is open.
Aribar hrms and looks for an elevator.
Wolfman goes towards the elevator... once he finds it.
Garrick shrugs and heads for the elevator too.
Metal Man (GM): It's at the other side of the room, where a wide corridor is. Nothing blocks the way.
Aribar heads towards the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone gets in the elevator. There are... 10 floors. 1-10. 10 being the top.
Wolfman: "Don't push the top floor yet." *attempts to see if there are signs that say what the other floors are.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, nothing.
Aribar: "Why not?"
Wolfman: "Just wanted to see if there were signs. For all we know, the boss could be at another area of the factory. ...just choose a button already."
Garrick hits 8.
Metal Man (GM): It goes up to floor eight... 'Madam Grunty's Mario Hats' Inside this floor are midgets tearing bits of fabric off of random junk and sewing it together... Then they... make 'M's out of a variety of things. Magic Marker, Duct tape, or even holes in the hat that make an M! There's a huge pile of those, too.
Wolfman: "Hmm... very unique work they are making." *wants to sound considerate here.*
Metal Man (GM): Heck, some of the hats are made of metal, some of plastic, some are made out of cardboard. They pack them into boxes that say '100 Madam Grunty's Mario Hats--Contents May Vary'
Garrick: "...*hits close doors button.*..."
Metal Man (GM): The doors close.
Aribar presses the ninth floor button...
Metal Man (GM): The elevator hits the 9th floor. 'Madam Grunty's Master Swordz' They are making Master Sword clones out of such things as... boxes... oven mitts... golf clubs... Baseball bats...
Metal Man (GM): Using forges, of course, but they're rather inferior quality. They're packed into a variety of boxes... each says. '1 Official Madam Grunty's Master Sword - contents may vary in sharpness, appearance, and usability.'
Garrick: "...Dex... is this factory just around for making items used by Smashers?"
Smash Dex: "...This factory is made for selling cheap merchandise to the public."
Garrick: "Ahh." *hits the button for the tenth floor.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes to the tenth floor. There are... a whole lot of computers and gadgets everywhere.
Aribar: "Be ready for anything..."
Garrick: "Second rule of Questering."
Metal Man (GM): A... walking, talking trash-can with eyes on the lid walks over to the Questers.
???: "Hello... guests... I am Garbage the Trash Can!"
Garbage: "How can I help you?"
Garrick: "We're looking for the boss."
Garbage: "I'm the boss. Always the boss. I must boss those midgets around. No dental plans. No health plans. JUST ENDLESS WORK!"
Garrick: "...and who's the boss of you?"
Garbage: "...Gruntilda the Witch! She, she made me, Garbage..."
Aribar: "We're looking for her."
Garrick: "She here?"
Garbage: "Really garbage? Well garbage, she's garbage hiding garbage far garbage away garbage. I garbage can't garbage tell garbage you."
Wolfman wonders why he is saying garbage a lot.
Aribar: "Why not?"
Garbage: "She garbage hates garbage bears garbage and garbage birds garbage!"
Garrick: "But we're just a one armed wizard, a wolf robot, and a guy with a claw on his hand. No bears. No birds."
Garbage: "Please garbage. Could you garbage buy garbage products garbage? Otherwise garbage you're wasting garbage time."
Wolfman: "We will buy if you tell us where she is."
Garbage: "I garbage don't garbage know. garbage Tower garbage secret. garbage. garbage! garbagegarbagegarbagegarbagegarbage garbagegarbagegarbagegarbage garbagegarbagegarbagegarbage! GARBAGE!!!!"
Garrick: "...right... Garbage..."
Wolfman: "...you aren't doing a good job of telling you know."
Garbage: "Buy... garbage or... die!"
Aribar: "Uhh... We've already bought stuff though!"
Garbage: "Become garbage if garbage you garbage stay garbage here garbage without buying garbage. Buy more garbage, then!"
Metal Man (GM): The garbage can takes off its head and casually puts on a deformed Mario hat, a... Master Sword made out of a shotgun... and a pole that's a melted flagpole bit.
Wolfman: "Just tell us where Gruntilda is, and I'll buy."
Garbage: "You buy! Garbage!"
Wolfman: "That is all you have to do."
Aribar waves around his staff. "But we've bought all we could."
Garbage: "I don't garbage know!"
Wolfman: "You said something about a tower earlier. What about it?"
Garbage: "...It's South of here, yessssss. Go Ssssssssouth. Sssssandy tower of sssssssand landssss. Go ssssssouth."
Wolfman: "Thank you. Now, how much is the hat?"
Garbage: "150 coinssss."
Wolfman pays 150 coins for the hat.
Metal Man (GM): Garbage hands Wolf the deformed Mario hat.
Wolfman checks his pockets... he only pulls out 130.
Metal Man (GM): It's purple, made of felt, and has 'M' stamped on it.
Wolfman: "Umm... I seem to be short."
Metal Man (GM): Garbage takes the lower amount of money anyway.
Garrick toss another 20 to the garbage can guy.
Garbage: "No problem. Hat cossssstsssss 10 coinssss to make."
Garrick: "There, 150 coins."
Wolfman: "Thank you. Let's go guys."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman got... Madam Grunty's Mario hat.
Metal Man (GM): It subtracts from intelligence and increases health. Why? Because it makes Wolf look kinda like a bum.
Wolfman equips the hat, looking silly.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is open. The Garbage can shrugs and goes back to controlling stuff.
Aribar tries to keep from laughing... Futilely at that.
Garrick: "So, we just walk south?"
Wolfman: "Once we get to the first floor, yes."
Garrick hits the first floor button.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator hits the first floor.
Wolfman makes a note on his Smash Dex: 'Once this adventure is over, go to Oak to see if he can make this hat... well, work and look better on me.'
Metal Man (GM): Wolf looks kind of like a bum/weirdo wearing that hat.
Garrick sighs, shoving his hands into his pockets after folding his claw back, then heads for the front door.
Metal Man (GM): The group gets to the front door... what luck! The south is dead ahead.
Aribar follows the others... He wishes they could destroy this place.
Metal Man (GM): A vast desert... with a tower at the center. ...A very... dilapidated tower...
Wolfman gets a look at this tower.
Metal Man (GM): It's 50 feet tall, and leaning to the side a bit..
Aribar: "Oh, doesn't THAT look safe..." *The elf's voice drips with sarcasm as he looks at the tower.*
Metal Man (GM): The tower is made of stone. It's dead ahead. A short walk.
Garrick: "Meh, let's go then."
Wolfman takes the short walk, looking 'goofy' according to everyone else.
Garrick starts walking.
Metal Man (GM): ...The Questers start sliding down a treacherous sand hill. The entire thing is made of sand.
Wolfman slips and slides down, wondering what's going on.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are reaching the tower quickly. With no effort.
Aribar attempts to slide down the hill while still having his balance...
Metal Man (GM): Easily done.
Garrick does as well, sliding in next to Ari.
Wolfman ends up at the bottom, but is unsure if he has his balance...
Garrick: "So, what do you think?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the bottom... right at the tower.
Wolfman: "...I think we should head on in."
Metal Man (GM): The door is open.
Wolfman goes on in.
Garrick keeps walking, heading right on inside.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers enter, seeing... a completely empty room.
Aribar walks in... "...This is too easy."
Metal Man (GM): ...The ground appears to be shifting. ...The Questers notice that the tower is sinking. So is the ground outside. A recorded message plays.
Wolfman: "Well now it's about to be too difficult."
Grunty: "Hello trespassers, welcome thieves. This is not my base, but you are fooled easily."
Aribar: "How dare you call me a thief?!"
Grunty: "A grave below the sands you get... For chomping your bit, and making me feel sick."
Metal Man (GM): It ends with the characteristic laughing.
Garrick: "...up, anyone?"
Metal Man (GM): The steps go up and are there.
Garrick wonders if anything is HAPPENING...
Wolfman attempts to go up the stairs with everything else coming down.
Metal Man (GM): Well, sand IS pouring into the room. Wolf runs up the stairs.
Garrick follows him, high tailing it.
Metal Man (GM): Identical empty room, except it's not quite as full of sand. The Questers are on floor 2 of 5.
Metal Man (GM): The ground keeps on sinking.
Wolfman keeps on going up if possible.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers keep on going.
Garrick keeps moving as well.
Metal Man (GM): They all reach the top. The roof, even! They see that the tower is sinking into a sandpit.
Garrick: "A plan WOULD be helpful here!"
Metal Man (GM): Floor 3 is completely under the sand.
Wolfman: "How about jumping off?"
Aribar: "Or divine intervention... Hrm..."
Garrick flips open his claw, wondering if the red button is still blinking.
Aribar puts away his staff and gets out his Smash dex. "SIMBER? SIMBER, you there?"
Wolfman runs back a little bit... and soon gets ready to do a running leap off in about 5... 4...
Metal Man (GM): *STATIC.*
Aribar: "Wolfman! Wait!"
Metal Man (GM): 4th floor has sunk.
Garrick: "...here goes nothing." *presses 'da button.*
Wolfman waits. "I can't wait much longer!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick presses the red button... And your overdrive mode is activated.
Garrick growls suddenly, hunching over. His eyes go wide and veins pop out of his neck and forehead. He growls loudly.
Aribar: "... Piffle..." *The elf backs up.* *then speaks into the Smash Dex again while keeping an eye on Garrick.* "If anyone can hear this... We need help!"
Wolfman: "Garrick, either do something quickly or I will abandon tower."
Garrick finally stands up, his muscles just a little bit more bulged and his eyes a little more narrower. He grabs Ari and Wolf with either hand and teleports away from the tower, as far as he can go.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick teleports back to the door in front of Grunty Industries.
Aribar: "Remind me to never make you mad... Thanks. Now, I think we should have a talk with Mr. Trash Can..."
Garrick: "I'm not mad... not at you, anyway..."
Wolfman: "Do you want to purchase anything?"
Garrick: "Not in the slightest. Grab on."
Wolfman: "Sometimes trash cans can make mistakes." *grabs on.*
Garrick holds out his hands to Ari and Wolf.
Aribar grabs Garrick's hand and prepares for the worst...
Garrick thinks again, and the three of them warp to the tenth floor, right in front of Mr. Trash Can.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear... and see something much unlike what they prepared for. Waluigi, Wario, Doopliss, and Klungo.
Aribar: "... ... Piffle."
Wolfman wonders why Wario is here.
Doopliss: "What do you want here? Nothing to see here."
Garrick stands in front of the four of them, mildly surprised, but still pissed off. He GLARES.
Waluigi: "Get outta here! This is official WACKO business."
Wario: "Unless you want to buy... buy... buy!"
Doopliss: "Oh, right."
Wolfman: "We were given mis-directions to where we thought Gruntilda was. We were hoping to get the proper information."
Metal Man (GM): A beam of blinding light blasts Garrick back for damage.
Wolfman: "I had already bought the hat to get the first information." *points to it.*
Aribar: "We're also here to rescue Yur--What the?!"
Garrick skids back a few feet, growling deeper.
Doopliss: "Sorry, not telling. We can give you a free beating, though."
Klungo: "Klungoooo sssssssmassssh!"
Garrick: "Weapons up, boys."
Metal Man (GM): Klungo pulls out a variety of beakers full of stuff.
Wolfman gets ready to rumble.
Garrick scratches his neck as he walks to the front of the group.
Metal Man (GM): Battle: Questers vs. Team WACKO.
Aribar twirls that staff about and prepares for battle.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby is warped in as backup.
Gibby: "Hey, gang!"
Garrick cracks his head to the side, then to the other. He looks scary as crap. He slowly moves his hands forward and a pair of .45s appear out of nowhere. He smirks, then lets out one CRAP load of shots at the four of them. Five rounds in all of them except Doopliss, who gets six shots toward him.
Metal Man (GM): Wario is hit 3 times. Waluigi takes 2 hits. Klungo: 1 hit. Doopliss: 2 hits.
Doopliss: "...I'll show you!"
Gibby whips out his gun, and fires a shot at Wario.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Gibby then runs at Wario, and hits him with a running kick.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Wario blocks Gibby instantly.
Klungo: "Klungo SSSSSSMASSSSH!"
Metal Man (GM): Klungo hurls a lot of vials at Garrick. OUCH. He empties an entire box load of vials, save for one, in Garrick's direction.
Garrick is dead.
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is now on fire and exploding.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is killed in a huge explosion.
Doopliss: "My turn!" *Turns to Gibby, and fires a huge ray of light at him.*
Metal Man (GM): Damage.
Waluigi: "My turn!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi runs up to Gibby and tries to hit him with... another golf club. *SMACK.*
Gibby: *FORE.* *gets whacked, and goes ow.* "Ow."
Metal Man (GM): Then, he takes off his sunglasses and tries to zap Gibby with... eye lasers.
Gibby dodges both.
Metal Man (GM): He blasts a wall.
Wario: "My turn!"
Gibby: "Close one..."
Metal Man (GM): Wario chucks three bob-ombs at Gibby.
Gibby: "EEP!" *barely dodges the first one, and gets by the other two easily.*
Wolfman wonders about this Klungo guy... he scans him via Smash Dex.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Klungo. Grunty's personal butler. Highly skilled in throwing stuff. Klungo. HP: 20/300%. STR: 30. SPD: 20. INT: 10. AC: 15. Defense: 5 | 50. Attacks: Vial Throw: d15 d20+15, 15% per hit. End-of-entry."
Wolfman makes note of that defense... he then equips his beam saber and attempts to go after Klungo for some dancing... swords dance that is.
Metal Man (GM): Klungo is hit all but once.
Aribar attempts to do something that'll probably kill him: Scan Doopliss.*
Smash Dex: "Scanning... DING! Doopliss. HP: 60/700%. STR: 26. SPD: 23. INT: 28. AC: 22. Defense: 1 | 10. Quirks: Elemental +: Healed by Ice and Electric attacks. Specialist: Doopliss receives a +10 bonus to all rolls against Aribar and all other Protectors of Whaller (Zeni Hunter and Mr. Monster) 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. Mega Magic: Doopliss pours his life essence into this spell in order to power it. This spell deals (Remaining HP * 2) Soul damage and 20% to Orlando. This move has a (INT mod) [+15] ranged roll modifier. Spirit: Spirit is a very curious and dangerous move. Only Trulanders know how to unleash the true potential of this move but Orlando seems to have learned how too. While this move automatically hits a foe the effect of the spell is random. On a d100 roll 1-33 deals damage to the caster. 34-66 deals damage to the enemy. 67-99 deals damage to all enemies. 100 is instant death to an enemy."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex beeps a bit oddly... it seems like parts of 'Orlando Florida' were sloppily added to his abilities.
Doopliss: "Not bad eh, Slick?"
Aribar: "..." *switches to Moonlight and dashes towards Orlando... He attempts a True Strike slash with his blade.* "I've seen better, Faker!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss uses ultimate dodge of doom! That True Strike misses
Aribar curses... "Stand still!"
Razor seems to walk in... through a door... from out of nowhere. "Wait a second... wasn't I just in the holo-room?"
Doopliss: "Welcome to Grunty Industries. Can we help you?"
Metal Man (GM): Razor sees Garrick on the floor, burnt black and surrounded by fire.
Klungo: "Klungo ssssssmasssshed that idiot..."
Aribar: "Just... Kill them!"
Razor: "Huh... smashed eh? Something I wanted to do... buuuut... no. Can't let you do that, no I can't..." He seems... oddly calm. His arm snaps back, forming Chaoverge... the core of the blade flashes white. "You smashed him... so I'll smash you!" He darts in, swiping at Klungo as he runs by.
Doopliss: "How impolite."
Metal Man (GM): Klungo is super-hit. Critted, of course.
Klungo: "Klungo head hurttsssss!"
Razor then rams the blade forward to jam it into him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He's grabbed alright.
Razor yanks the blade out then rams it in again, this time releasing a pulse of energy with it.
Doopliss: "If you defeat him, there will only be more people for me to destroy."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Razor: *PARALYZED* *GRABBED* *damage.*
Metal Man (GM): Klungo is still takin' the hits.
Razor pulls away from him before curling up and sheathing his blade in flames. "Hyai!" He bursts forward, zipping past him thrice in a streak of flames.
Metal Man (GM): Unless this was the fifth attack against him, there's no chance of missing with that.
Klungo: "Grunty will become madssss againssst youssss!"
Razor then leaps back, seeming to focus for a moment. His muscles bulge and his movements become slightly blurred.
Metal Man (GM): ...Klungo instantly dies from that attack. Doopliss doesn't seem to care, though.
Aribar: "One down, a ton more to go!"
Doopliss: "Yeah. And I've got more than twice the power of that person!"
Aribar: "You have no power! You just hide behind Orlando's powers and mine!"
Doopliss: "So? I can always collect more powers."
Aribar: "You're a very insecure little ghost, aren't you?"
Gibby decides to keep fighting Wario. He fires another shot at him.
Doopliss: "You're the one who's insecure."
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Doopliss: "Now then, I'll show you how it's done. That Dex there couldn't see this move I was hiding. ...HEAL US ALL!"
Aribar: "... Piffle..."
Metal Man (GM): A divine light surrounds Doopliss' party, and all of them are healed. Klungo is revived.
Klungo: "Klungo madsssssss!!!!!"
Gibby: "...what the carp!"
Wolfman: "...that's some Orlando Magic you have there."
Doopliss: "And now... some more magic! COPY X2!" *Glows, then morphs into what appears to be an orange Klungo.*
Aribar: "...We're screwed!"
Doopliss: *Health has increased by 300%.* "...Now just wait until the next time I attack!"
Razor slowly steps back. "...may need to pull out the big guns..."
Gibby: "...you have BIGGER guns?"
Razor: "...I'd rather... not... but if I have to, I will."
Aribar: "We've got to take out Doopliss... Heal Us All has to be the strongest healing spell in Whaller..."
Metal Man (GM): Klungo throws ten vials at Razor.
Razor: "Nuts..." *5 hits.*
Wario: "Stop shooting at me, marshmallow!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario tries to punch Gibby.
Gibby dodges. "NEFA!"
Waluigi: "I'll back you up!"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi shoots eye lasers at Gibby.
Gibby dodges them both. "That the best you got?"
Wolfman has a feeling if he doesn't use this move now, he won't get a chance. He quickly jumps up, curls in, and spreads out, howling and calling down the Wolf Crush.
Doopliss: "You can just leave, you know. This is self defense!"
Metal Man (GM): Klungo dies.
Aribar: "Not until you tell us where Yurie is!".
Wolfman is done this round.
Doopliss: "...Stupid Klungo. You're like Aribar! Stop dying!"
Aribar extends his arm and five bolts of arcane energy lance forth to blast Doopliss as Aribar cries, "Magic Missile!" He then quickly gets out the Magikoopa Wand and casts Punify on Doopliss.*
Doopliss: "I need your absurd firepower!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar misses Doopliss by a mile with the wand.
Aribar: "Arrg! Worthless piece of junk!"
Razor snaps the blade out in front of him. "Hyeah! Flare!" The blade loses whatever solidness it had and erupts to engulf the WACKO goons in a wave of light.
Doopliss: "...I need a better life insurance policy..."
Metal Man (GM): Razor hit all of them.
Razor (GM): Damage. Confuse? One target confused! Blind? All others blinded!
Metal Man (GM): Wario is confused. The rest are blinded.
Razor then rises off the ground before zipping at the blinded Doopliss with another Meteor Revolution.
Metal Man (GM): All those hit.
Doopliss: "You'll have to hit me many, many more times to beat me!"
Gibby: "Works for me."
Metal Man (GM): HP: 106/1000% (Razor's attack damage pending)
Doopliss: I have four times the health of a super-powerful Quester!"
Wolfman: *mutters.* "And eight times the ego."
Razor leaps away after that powerful strike, focusing energy from the stone before sending a blast of swirling energy at Doopliss. *FAIL.*
Metal Man (GM): The energy does nothing.
Gibby runs at Wario, and attempts a running "Knee" to the gut.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby misses. barely. He leaps over Gibby.
Doopliss: "...HEAL US ALL!"
Aribar: "Stop that!"
Metal Man (GM): That cheap healing attack heals damage AND cures the status effects... Klungo gets back up for the third time.
Gibby: "God... flippin' IDIOTS."
Metal Man (GM): Now it's Klungo's time to attack. And he's mad at Wolfman.
Klungo: "Klungo... mad from constant death... Klungo SMASH!"
Metal Man (GM): ...He throws a single beaker at Wolfman's head.
Aribar: "Don't worry! You get used to it after a while."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* damage.
Wolfman gets bonked.
Waluigi: "...That sucked!"
Klungo: "Klungo's arm broken three different places!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario tries to punch Wolfman.
Wolfman easily ducks that punch.
Metal Man (GM): ...He punches a hole in the floor. Waluigi tries to bonk Wolfman with the golf club.
Wolfman gets FOURed.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Then he tries that dual laser thingy. CRIT ...Sucky miss. He is walleyed, isn't he? Failed. Damage from that.
Wolfman does a quick scan on Wario.
Doopliss: "...Note to self... get more INTELLIGENT partners."
Smash Dex: "...DING! Wario. HP: 143/300%. STR: 30. SPD: 20. INT: 15. AC: 15. Defense: 1 | 15. Punch o' doom: d20+5 damage. Bob-omb Throw: 3 d20+5 10%. End of entry."
Wolfman decides to give Wario a punch of his own.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman then gets his beam saber out, but instead of dancing, he gets to him and starts spinning... fast. *SPIN ATTACK.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, thanks to defense.
Aribar decides to lash out at Doopliss with another True Strike.* "Yaah!"
Metal Man (GM): Ouchness. Hit.
Aribar follows with a Magic Missile assault... more damage.* "No more mister nice elf!"
Doopliss: "So you're going to slowly pinch me to death?"
Aribar ends his turn. "Eventually all those pinches will begin to hurt."
Gibby: "It's true... pinches hurt."
Wolfman wonders how much of that healing thing he can actually do.
Doopliss: "...I should really get more healing moves... Klungo dies every 5 minutes..."
Razor growls softly. "Your incessant annoyance is beginning to irk me... hyah!" He snaps his arm out and unleashes ANOTHER Flare attack...
Klungo: "Hey! Just because I hated by weird guy... doessssn't mean I'm weaaaak!"
Doopliss: "I'm going to have to kill you for that." *Meant Razor.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, Razor just got himself in one hell of a bad situation.
Doopliss: "I'll show you... MEGA MAGIC!"
Metal Man (GM): *Insert nuclear explosion here.*
Aribar: "... You... Didn't... You... . Did you just use... Mega Magic?!"
Razor a splodes... ooooh... he's asking for it now!
Gibby changes opponents, and goes after Waluigi... gun shot to him.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi leaps over it.
Doopliss: "Yes, Aribar, I used Mega Magic. Too bad I can't use it for a while now... Now die, Aribar!" *Starts throwing vial(s) at Aribar.*
Doopliss: "And now... MOONBLAST!"
Metal Man (GM): Damage to Aribar.
Klungo: "No no no! Smash like this!" He throws vials at Wolfman.
Aribar: "Grr..." *BADGES ACTIVATED!*
Wolfman gets pummeled so badly, the last one gets soaked into his armor... he glows, and blows up. BOOM BOOM Boom Boom boom boom boom...
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODEZ* Wolf: -1 life. Wario decides to attack Gibby. With a punch. Miss. Waluigi tries to hit Aribar with the golf club. SMACK! damage.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi tries to attack Aribar with eye beams.
Aribar dodges both beams unnaturally. "You will NOT keep me from killing Doopliss!"
Wolfman scans Waluigi then, and also attempts to get the current health stats from the other three.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Waluigi. HP: 132/200%. STR: 25. SPD: 20. INT: 18. AC: 16. Defense: 1 | 4. Attacks: Golf Club Smack: d20+10 damage. Dual Eyebeam: 2 d20+5 damage. Doopliss. HP: 270/1000%. Klungo. HP: 240/300%. Wario. HP: 163/300%. End of entry."
Wolfman empties his Wolf Crush once again... time to take out two birds with one stone.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman hits everyone. Waluigi survives at 204%. Klungo also gets a crit, and survives at 342%.
Doopliss: "Alright! Just in time for one last super attack! ...Then you guys go home. I'll take care of them."
Aribar: "Arrg! Die!" *Aribar WHALES on Doopliss with a True Strike.*
Doopliss: "So now, Aribar. You're the only thing between annihilation of your group and salvation."
Metal Man (GM): El hit.
Doopliss: "...Argh! I didn't mean that you should be a hero!!! ARGH!!!!"
Aribar: "Just shut up and die! Magic Missile!" *Sends four... HUGE... Blasts of magic at Doopliss. Then he stands back and ends his turn.* "Haven't you learned to never mess with a Jentanian wizard?"
Doopliss: "Well, despite... damaging my poor body so heavily... there's enough left of us to do this!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire group takes their turn early to do one last thing.
Doopliss: "...Ultimate... Rocket... death... thing!"
Metal Man (GM): ALL of Klungo's 15 remaining potions... Waluigi's Golf Club... 3 Bob-Ombs... And three lightning bolts form some sort of green blob that will launch upon their turn. Klungo, Wario, and Waluigi disappear.
Razor leaps from the landing platform, already zipping at Doopliss. A badge is glowing red, and he lets out a cry of rage, his muscles bulging even more. As he moves, the blade is sheathed in flames, and he shoots in for a trio of powerful supercharged flaming swipes. *RAGE!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, miss.
Aribar: "We can do it! Keep at it!"
Doopliss: "...Yes! I can attack you again!"
Metal Man (GM): HP: 894/1000%.
Aribar: "... Not good! Prepare for anything!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone takes damage. Including Razor.
Aribar: "Gah!... You won't kill us that easily... I hope..."
Razor grunts. "...wipe him out, Ari..."
Wolfman defers his go to Aribar... "He's your enemy; take him out."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss starts glowing.
Doopliss: "It's time for... BERSERK MODE!" *Grows larger, one of his hands turns into a claw, his hat grows an unhappy face, his mouth turns into a gaping maw full of sharp, metal spikes, and his sheet becomes ragged and evil looking.*
Aribar: "Prepare yourselves for the worst! We've come too far to be stopped!"
Doopliss: "RAAAAAAAAAARG! ULTIMATE GREEN ORB WAVE!"
Wolfman has a bad feeling of this...
Metal Man (GM): The Orb surrounds Doopliss, then spreads out in a huge destructive wave, obliterating everything in its path. Damage for everyone it hits.
Razor grunts as he takes the hit. "...ultimate? Ha!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss himself takes from it as well.
Aribar extends his hand and cries out an arcane word of shielding. The elf is enveloped in the destructive wave but comes out unscathed.
Metal Man (GM): Anyone killed remains dead until this battle ends.
Wolfman is still alive.
Doopliss: "I willl eat you all!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Garrick's body is still surrounded by a ring of fire. 'cept it's been blasted by the green wave, so now it's on fire as well.
Aribar looks at Doopliss with a look of hate in his eyes. "This ends here and now. I shall not allow you to live past this day. By Whaller, you shall pay for the crimes you've committed and the chaos you've cause! For Truland, Magic Missile!" The elf overflows with magical energy as four arcane balls of energy circle Moonlight. Aribar raises Moonlight into the air and unleases four quick slices in the thin air. Each time another Magic Missle fires off and explodes in Doopliss's face.
Doopliss: "Grrrr... you beat me... for now... I shouldn't have saved this..."
Metal Man (GM): He changes back to normal.
Doopliss: "But... I am not defeated yet." *He whips out the Doormaster's staff.* "This is only the beginning. WACKO will survive. You... will die! This factory is still secure, and I am going to leave you now..."
Aribar: "I think not... Yaah!" *The elf (anti-climatically) dashes towards his rival and True Strikes the staff...*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hits the staff. ...Electrical charge overload. Aribar and Doopliss are shocked quite a bit. Aribar made quite a gash in the staff... Continuously shocked by electricity.
Staff: "Danger. Protective covering penetrated. Interdimensional error."
Metal Man (GM): It starts beeping and making overload noises. While shocking Doopliss and Aribar silly, continuously.
Doopliss: "You ffffooool... you'vveee damaageeeed itttttt!"
Razor: "Aribar, get away!" He dashes forward to try to tackle Aribar to the floor, away from the staff.
Aribar attempts to struggle through the shocking electricity and keep consciousness... He keeps the weapons locked with Doopliss and whispers, "If you die this will all be worth it!"
Metal Man (GM): Razor tackles Aribar.
Doopliss: "I am afraid... that you... have done this... in Vain! HEAL US ALL!"
Metal Man (GM): The glowing magic heals everyone 100%. The amount of energy is tremendous. Doopliss falls to the floor from it... the staff barely repaired... And I mean 100%, as in completely healed.
Doopliss: "I just saved you all... from being prematurely warped... to the new world. Destroy... the Void... and we will talk later. HYAH!" *He disappears into a door in the floor.*
Wolfman: "Are we supposed to head to this new world?"
Razor: "...new... world..." .oO(Is that... what I saw in my dream?)
Metal Man (GM): Aside from the destruction, this room is still operational. In fact, the whole factory is still going. The dexes beep.
Aribar looks up from the ground. "Damn! He was so close to death. I've failed."
Smash Dexes: "You may warp home when ready."
Wolfman gets out his dex.
Smash Dex: "It is time to resume collecting the items."
Razor pushes himself upright. "...next time, Aribar... you'll get him..."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex then beeps again.
Smash Dexes: "Incoming message from Ivan."
Aribar gets up, but leans heavily on his shortsword... He's struggling just to stand up.* "I... Hope so..."
Wolfman: "Put it on-screen."
Ivan Robotnik: "Hello Questers. The time is right to finish collecting the items. We shall finish the Void, now that my machine is complete... and Ivo is done with."
Wolfman: "Are you sure that all of these items will help fight this Void thing?" *doesn't remember Ivo being... done with.*
Ivan Robotnik: "Yes. As for the factory you're in... leave it alone."
Wolfman: "Understood. Beam us back."