Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 123: Towers of Madness
Date: January 18th, 19th and 20th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): The group was atop Sigma's tower. Sigma himself apparently was bogarding the Mother Elf, and was about to fight the group.
Sigma: "Do you have any last words?"
Aribar: "I don't suppose you'll just give us the Mother Elf to save the universe from the evil Void, huh?"
Sigma: "I will use the Mother Elf to protect myself."
Yurie: "From the Void, I assume?"
Sigma: "Of course... and from humans."
Aribar: "Oh? So you'll rule over a tiny tower while everything else is destroyed by the darkness?"
Sigma: "I will remake the destroyed world into my own image, whether or not there is much world left. I must survive, regardless of who it hurts."
Yurie: "That's assuming a single artifact can withstand the might of the Void."
Aribar: "... What if we used the Mother Elf to defeat the Void and gave it back to you and then just left you alone?"
Sigma: "Gave it back? Humans touching the Mother Elf? I'd sooner die!"
Charles: "...There's two of you!?"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Digifanatic: "What was that?!"
Pat comes crashing through the back window.
Yurie: "Ugh... well... that can be arranged, I suppose..."
Sigma: "Two of me?"
Charles nods in a hysteria.
Metal Man (GM): The beetle Pat's on flies on a crash course with Sigma.
Charles: "This can only mean that there was a copy of you that was destroyed by Tridus!"
Metal Man (GM): Sigma turns around to see the beetle...
Sigma: "...Avert your course or face death!"
Pat leaps off the beatle, allowing it to fly toward sigma.
Metal Man (GM): The beetle hits Sigma... or goes through it. Sigma flickers several times.
Pat: "Aww... snap."
Sigma: "No... it can't be... just... a hologram?"
Aribar blinks and turns his attention to Pat. "... Pat? Is that you? I haven't seen you in a while."
Charles just shakes his head slowly and tsks.
Metal Man (GM): He then fades out, dropping a small projector labeled 'MOTHER ELF'
Yurie: "That was... easy..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear Ivan calling the dexes.
Yurie walks over to the projector and picks it up...
Ivan Robotnik: "I'm afraid our plans just got changed."
Yurie: "...say what?"
Digifanatic opens his Dex. "Yeah? What do ya want?"
Ivan Robotnik: "The Void has given us all but one of the relics..."
Pat: "Void? Relics?"
Digifanatic: "Long story."
Ivan Robotnik: "...And the Exors and their related cargo disappeared and then... reappeared around his own headquarters."
Pat: "Okey dokey..."
Aribar: "... .. What? The Void GAVE us relics?!"
Digifanatic: "There's this evil thing trying to turn the universe into nothingness from chaos..."
Pat: "Ah. That old chestnut."
Ivan Robotnik: "A large energy reaction is occuring. It appears that the Void is trying to pull something else on us."
Digifanatic: "And we're traveling to find these relics so we can try to defeat this thing..."
Digifanatic: "Wonder what that could be..."
Ivan Robotnik: "It is, basically, a bomb."
Ivan Robotnik: "The Seven Stars are what controls Star Road, as well as the ability to get and grant wishes."
Yurie: "...a bomb??"
Ivan Robotnik: "He has effectively used them to wish for everything to cease existing."
Pat: "Well that's not good."
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Ivan Robotnik: "The result? They become highly reactive, and explosive!"
Digifanatic covers his eyes with his hand in a slapping motion.
Locke: "Obviously not good."
Aribar: "So how are we going to stop THIS?"
Charles had his dex open at the same time.
Locke: "Well... Find something to counter it?"
Ivan Robotnik: "The only way is to confront him at the source. Save the relics until you reach the center, where you will use them to disable the explosions."
Aribar: "...I think we've got a problem, Ivan."
Ivan Robotnik: "I've wired to you the location. You'll have to find your own way in... yes?"
Aribar: "Don't we need that Chaos Breaker sword? The one that will appear when we combine the Swords of Darkness and Light?"
Ivan Robotnik: "Alas. The Sword of Darkness and Light merged on their own!"
Locke: "... And where are they?"
Charles: "...Now that can't be good news."
Ivan Robotnik: "All of it is with me, safe but... I question why he'd help us to defeat him."
Locke: "Because it's obvious it won't defeat him."
Ivan Robotnik: "You have only a short time before the 7 Stars explode."
Digifanatic: "Exactly... he's luring us. Alright. Thanks!"
Locke: "I say some head back, get this weapon of power, or whatever, and then meet up with the rest over at... Wherever."
Ivan Robotnik: "The warp is ready."
Metal Man (GM): A blue warp tile appears where Sigma was standing. The Mother Elf disk is warped to Ivan.
Locke walks into it, hoping it isn't anywhere nasty.
Charles: "Ivan, will destroying the Void close off all normal dimensional travel?"
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight and heads onto the tile.*
Digifanatic walks to the tile and steps on it.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* That leaves Pat and Yurie, alone in the tower.
Pat: "...Hey, Yurie."
Yurie: "Hi." *steps on the tile.*
Metal Man (GM): And Locos, too.
Pat tile-izes himself.
Charles idles by. Then walks towards the tile.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* *WARP.* Everyone appears in a snowy place. An endless snowfield, surrounded by treacherous mountains. Dead ahead, is an entirely black and white castle, surrounded by a rainbow barrier. There are now SEVEN Exors, each one contributing to the force field.
Digifanatic: "Oh my..."
Charles: "Yeah... this is where I should probably get off."
Aribar: "Hrm... Why do I have the feeling this will not be easy?"
Pat: "Man. I had to come straight to the group. Not stop at a hotel..."
Metal Man (GM): The entire thing is emitting a rainbow beam into the sky. The group can walk closer to the complex to check it out.
Aribar hrms and begins to walk forward... "Well, we won't get anything done just standing around."
Charles: "Then again... I am intrigued."
Digifanatic follows. "Sounds good to me..."
Locke follows everyone else.
Metal Man (GM): As the group comes closer, they start to see a definite pattern.
Pat follows like a lemming.
Charles walks upon the path, looking left and right.
Yurie: "...the're in a star shaped pattern..."
Digifanatic: "Makes sense..."
Metal Man (GM): There's seven blank platforms on the ground next to each of the 'points' of the star.
Digifanatic: "I have an idea as to what's going on."
Metal Man (GM): They start glowing, an ancient inscription appearing on each of them.
Digifanatic: "Or not."
Aribar: "Looks like we've got to take out each sword... Shall we get started?"
Metal Man (GM): 'The Stars allow for good or bad; but to prove yourself more worthy than the current holder, you must disable the force field.' There are seven of them, each one with a color. Red, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, and white. Well... not exactly colors, but hues.
Aribar begins walking towards the nearest platform.
Locke follows along.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get towards the white platform.
Charles looks to the sun's position.
Metal Man (GM): The sun is at 12:00... before the Questers are all warped.
Charles: "Hmmm... not much time before I leave."
Digifanatic: "What for?"
Pat: "Warp..? Crap!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in... some weird, other place. A white building. A white temple.
Digifanatic: "So that's how that works..."
Locke walks towards the temple, his greatsword out and ready.
Aribar: "Be ready for anything and everything." *The elf glances about and raises Moonlight defensively.*
Digifanatic follows kinda slowly but steadily.
Metal Man (GM): It's all one room, but there in the center, is a sort of holy glowing stone. A white spirit raises from the grave.
???: "Who dares disturb the shrine of purity?"
Charles glances around... and points to Yurie.
Locke holds his sword at the ready, saying, "I do."
Charles: "She does."
???: "...And why are you here?"
Charles: "...that is a very good question."
Aribar: "... We all do. We are here to claim the power of the Seven Stars."
Locke: "I wish to pass through the barrier."
Digifanatic takes a quick glare at Locos. (kinda quietly) "Come on now..."
Aribar: "We want to save the universe from total destruction."
???: "You come for the Seven Stars? ...You must want my support."
Pat: "Uh, I'm here because I have really bad timing..."
???: "Unlike the others, I will not fight you. That would be heathen and unpure! So... you must answer my questions!"
Pat: "Can we answer as a team?"
???: "No! One at a time. Those who fail are kicked out. If you all fail, then I shall give no support."
Digifanatic: "Not a problem... I suppose."
Aribar: "Okay... We accept."
???: "Riddle the first: What moves in one direction, and cannot be stopped or turned backward, and is usually related to circles? Who wants to answer first."
Aribar steps backwards.
Pat steps backwards.
Locke Does the same.
Charles picks at his teeth.
Digifanatic, not foolish does the same.
Aribar: "...Go ahead, Locos."
Yurie: "...the orbit of a planet."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie disappears instantly.
Charles repeats mockingly... "'That leaves you locos.'"
???: "Any others?"
Digifanatic is surprised.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie's warped back outside, unharmed.
Pat: "...John Kerry's campaign?"
Editor's Note: ...I had to just sit and stare at that line. WTF?
Pat: "Nevermind, I'm babbling."
Aribar: "... This is not my answer, but a question to you. Could you ask another question?"
???: "I won't even count that as an answer."
Charles: "I would say time, but that can easily be manipulated."
???: "You give up? You can give up on one question... but only because I say so! Correct!"
Charles: "...And yet I didn't say I said it."
Digifanatic: "Wow." Digi claps.
Pat: "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."
Charles: "Ergo it is not my answer."
???: "You said the answer, so I make it so."
Pat: "Dangit, stop looking at the gift horse!"
Charles: *KER-SMACK* to Pat.
???: "Now then, Question the Second..."
Charles: "And I say to stop yelling at me." *looks back to the ghost.*
Charles hmms a hymn.
Pat admires his shoes.
???: "What else is there in four dimensions if you already have time, width, and depth?"
Aribar looks like he's about to speak up but pauses as Pat answers.
Charles opens his mouth.
Pat: "Yippee noodles."
Charles closes again.
???: "I was easy on you for the first two... in preparation for an ABSURDLY HARD QUESTION!"
Charles: "...The answer is six."
???: "Decipher the meaning of this rather strange sentence..."
Charles: "...Where is Metal when we need him."
???: "The screaming waiter ran over the super man with a bus and a can of lamb exploded into fantastical music!"
Aribar: "... Can we use a lifeline?"
???: "You can do one of two things. Ask a bad guy, or get a free guess!"
Aribar: "Oh, I know... I think... Hrm..."
Charles: "Which one are we better off with, people?"
Pat: "I abstain."
Aribar: "... Many different noises can be combined together to make music."
Charles: "Doing the first one would probably be a waste since he/she/it would probably not help."
Aribar flinches and prepares to be warped away. .*
Charles: "...Hmm... that does ...make sense."
???: "...Hmmm... Darn. That's correct."
Aribar: "I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! Err... S-M-A-R-T!"
???: "I'll help you... smrt (Intentionall misspelled and misspronounced) people."
Charles: "Then let's a go."
???: "I'll see you later, maybe..."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* The Questers reappear outside.
Aribar: "Than---...k you... ."
Metal Man (GM): The Exor with the White platform suddenly disappears.
Metal Man (GM): The force field fills the gap, but all of the white bits disappear. It looks much darker now.
Charles: "..." *frowns.*
Aribar heads to... The green platform.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Pat: "Not again!"
Charles: "Here we go again!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone, including Yurie, appears... flat. Like Super Mario Brothers. 8-bit.
Charles: "This... is an improvment."
Pat: "Hmm. We seem to be 8-bit."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can only go forward, or backwards... or jump.
Charles: "'specially you, yur."
Metal Man (GM): They hear someone laughing.
Aribar mumbles, "...This reminds me of when Doopliss stole my form... ..."
???: "Harharharharhar! I've got you, Questers! I'll only help you if you escape my Two dimensional maze of doom!"
Aribar: "...How can it be a maze if we can only go left or right?"
???: "...Shut up your face!"
Aribar: "... ... Which way is to the entrance of the maze?"
Metal Man (GM): The voice is gone, but the way behind the Questers is an endless dark abysss... while the way ahead is long and full of objects.
Pat: "Hmm... a dark abyss... we should probably go ahead, then."
Aribar walks right.
Charles walks forward.
Pat goes the same way.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers start walking. The path is flat and smooth... then they meet a rather large staircase.
Aribar hops up it...
Pat jumps up the staircase.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers start going up... and are run afoul by paragoombas!
Charles hops and moves forward up one step. He repeats.
Metal Man (GM): There are three paragoombas.
Pat jumps up to Paragoomba 1 and uppercuts him.
Metal Man (GM): Pat misses, and just fly right over it.
Locke runs towards a Goomba, and does a horizontal slash on it.
Charles: "I have no weapon, for my Frozen Hatred was taken along with my flute."
Metal Man (GM): *HIT!* The paragoomba is turned into a normal Goomba... Who is now falling towards Aribar. ...And it misses Aribar. There are two Paragoombas and a goomba.
Aribar launches a True Strike at the Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The Goomba flips upside down and falls through the screen.
Charles does a walk walk walk walk motion, jumps, and tries to land on a paragoomba.
Metal Man (GM): Locos leaps right into attack range. The Paragoomba flies at him. *SMACK* Locos becomes... half his regular size. Ala from Super Mario to Regular Mario. The other Goomba tries to hit Aribar. ...It walks in the wrong direction. The other ParaGoomba flies at Locke. *SMACK* Locke is also downsized.
Pat leaps into the air to stabinate a Paragoomba with his sword.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Paragoomba is downsized... and lands towards Aribar. *SMACK* Aribar is downsized.
Pat: "Ahh... sorry, Ari."
Charles talks in a squeaky voice. "Come on, Ari! Squish the teeny-tiny goomba!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's warped in to where the Questers are.
Deloth: "Er, where are we and why are we so blocky-looking?"
Charles talks squeakily... he's tiny mario. "Less talky! More smashy!"
???: "Hahahahaha! I have imprisoned the Questers in my maze of Mario!"
Charles does a walk walk walk walk motion, jumps, and tries to land on a goomba.
Metal Man (GM): *SPLAT* Goomba go flat. The Paragoomba attacks Deloth. ... and misses.
Pat kicks a paragoomba.
Metal Man (GM): Pat manages to kick the wings off of the Paragoomba.
Charles: "My turn My turn!" *Walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk ...* *boing.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles hits the Goomba. *SMACK*
Metal Man (GM): All Goombas defeated!
Charles: "Yipee! Hooray! Hehehehe!"
Metal Man (GM): *End-of-level victory noise.*
Deloth does a FF-style victory pose.
Pat: "Ah... experience. so refreshing."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the top of the steps. ...There it is! 8-bit Mario!
Pat: "KILL IT!"
???: "Hahahahahaha! I shall smash you with Mario!"
Metal Man (GM): He's... in his Fire-flower mode. He takes one look at Pat and shoots two fireballs.
Deloth: "Oooh, I'm sooo scared."
Charles: "Oh no! It's his most powerful form!"
Metal Man (GM): Pat flips upside down and falls through the bottom of the screen.
Deloth: "No, it's not."
Pat: *BLOOP BLOOP BLOOP.*
Charles: "Do not be cocky! Just two hits and you're a goner, Deloth!"
Pat: *DO DOO DOD ODODO DO DO DODODO!*
Charles: "And one more hit and I'm done!"
???: "Surely you cannot hit me THREE times! Hahahahahaha!"
Charles: "Here goes... walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk ..."
Deloth walk-animations towards Mario and does a NES Final Fantasy stab.
Metal Man (GM): Alright! Simultaneous attacks! Locos leaps over Mario while Deloth stabs Mario.
???: "Noooooo! My super-power! I'll smash you for that!"
Metal Man (GM): The now only Super Mario tries to stomp Deloth.
Charles gets mad as little steam sprouts come out and he jumps twice.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is smashed, becoming normal Deloth instead of Super Deloth. Locos can attack.
Metal Man (GM): *STOMP.*
Charles lands with a swim sound then lands on the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Charles gives that Super Mario a good stomp, he turns into normal Mario.
???: "Nooooooooo! Curse you!"
Charles turns to Mario and hops twice.
Metal Man (GM): Mario tries to stomp on Locos.
Pat: "...waaah... someone help... its very dark down heeeeeere..."
Metal Man (GM): ...He leaps behind Locos instead of hitting.
Charles turns around to see the Mario. *Walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk. *KAAAAAAA-BOOOOIIINNNNGGG!**
???: "Run Mario! Ruuuuunnnn!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos barely misses Mario, as he takes off running. He goes to leap a pit. He leaps over it and keeps on running... the screen is scrolling behind him! Better leap over the pit.
Charles and the computer-controlled Deloth run after him.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth tries to leap over the pit.
Metal Man (GM): Both Questers leap across.
Metal Man (GM): A hammer brother blocks the way for Mario to exit and attacks Mario. Mario is killed!
Charles: "Run run run run!" *sccccccrrreeeeechhh.*
Pat: "...yaaay... someone get me out of heeeeeere..."
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE* Everyone appears in a Green Temple. A spirit, much like the earlier one, levitates over a holy stone. ...And there's a ruined SMB arcade machine nearby. The Questers are turned back to normal.
???: "You passed my test! And I tried everything! Pits! Goombas! Stairs! Mario!"
Charles: "You didn't try a star?"
???: "...D'oh. I was gonna make one appear until that Hammer Brother killed me..."
Charles: "And you call yourself a fanatic. You should be ashamed of yourself!"
???: "Yes... I shall make up for that torture by turning off my portion of the force field."
Charles: "Thank you for your support."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Questers are outside again. The Green part of the force field disappears. Pick another color! Blue, pink, yellow, orange, and red.
Charles: "Hmmm... Del, pat, yurie..which do we pick next?"
Charles: "We are not choosing pink."
Pat: "Well, we have to do it eventually..."
Charles: "Not as long as I'm around."
Pat: "Fine... orange."
Charles: "We take orange then."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can walk towards the orange platform.
Charles walks onto it.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Pat walks and warps.
Aribar follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone appears in a... library. ...Books fly together and morph into a person.
Krung: "I, Krung, do not approve of intruders. Prepare to be destoried!"
Metal Man (GM): Krung, the book monster, starts walking towards the Questers.
Aribar: "We are not intruders."
Pat: "We were invited."
Metal Man (GM): There's books, shelves, couches, and glasses full of wine all around the Questers.
Aribar: "Yeah... You are intruding on us."
Pat: "Go away. Party crasher."
Krung: "Then I shall intrude on you, intruders!"
Metal Man (GM): Krung throws a book at Pat's head. *SMACK* Damage.
Pat: "OWW! Snap!"
Charles: "Sir, we're sorry to intrude. We were ignorant."
Metal Man (GM): He's getting closer.
Krung: "What do you want?"
Charles: "Umm... would you be kind to turn off your part of the force field, please?"
Krung: "You want field off? Defeat me."
Aribar: "We require your assistance to save the universe."
Krung: "You are not worthy, otherwise. HYAH!"
Metal Man (GM): A bookcase crashes down on Locos. Damage.
Charles: "Very well, just not in this area. There is great risk of breaking stuff---gw-whoa!"
Pat: "I don't think he cares..."
Krung: "I'll break this stuff on you, then."
Charles: "And I don't think I'll care either."
Metal Man (GM): Krung raises his hand, and 5 wineglasses orbit him.
Krung: "Who wants to sample my vintage... OF PAIN? The brave but conflicted Aribar? The scheming mastermind of Locos?"
Aribar: "What? What do you mean conflicted!?"
Krung: "The strange and comical Pat? Or the basic and stab-happy Deloth?"
Charles: "Less talky! ...And scheming is such a harsh word!"
Pat: "Hey! You're strange!"
Charles charges at the book-beast... with a foot in the air. "Boot to the Head!"
Krung: "You shall sample my vint---Ach!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos kick the monster's head off.
Charles lands. He looks back.
Krung: "Urgh... you knocked my head off!"
Charles: "Come now. I know someone like you can't be defeated that easily."
Krung: "I'll show you! WINE OF DOOM!"
Metal Man (GM): Kruny's headless body points at Locos. Five wineglasses fly at Locos.
Charles: "This... may hurt."
Metal Man (GM): Charles is hit three times. He's poisoned, then his right arm is turned to stone, and his hair grows extremely long, like Goldilocks, making movement hard and giving a huge penalty to attacks. The stone arm puts another penalty on top of that.
Aribar: "This is why you don't drink and... Umm... . Fight."
Deloth: "...Books, eh..." *smirks just a bit.*
Krung: "Who wants to become a freak next?"
Pat: "PYROKICK!" *leap/kicks into Krung.*
Charles: "I... have ..*cough.* never been so mortified like this since Lumis mimicked my penu-ultimate technique and used it on me."
Metal Man (GM): Krung is caught on fire.
Krung: "Ooooh. Toasty. But I'm COLD!"
Deloth: "Nice one, Pat."
Metal Man (GM): Pat suddenly brust into flames.
Pat: "WAAH! MY PANTS! AAAAAH!" *stops, drops and rolls.*
Aribar: "... Must we defeat you by fighting?"
Metal Man (GM): ...This is an enchanted flame... it doesn't consume what it burns, and it seems to spread rather than go out when Pat rolls...
Krung: "No, if you can... outsmart me."
Krung: "If you know my weakness, I am... a pushover."
Metal Man (GM): The flames magically go out on Pat; Pat has taken damage.
Aribar sheaths Moonlight and takes out takes out his Dex... He scans Krung.
Pat: "Aaaaaahhhhh... paaain..."
Smash Dex: "...DING! Krung. He rules you all. And is the mightiest sailor in the universe. And now, for a song."
Metal Man (GM): The dex starts singing opera.
Pat: "Wow, they don't make these like they used to."
Aribar puts away his dex... "Okay... Umm... . Oh!"
Aribar: "What does this next sentence mean? The screaming waiter ran over the super man with a bus and a can of lamb exploded into fantastical music."
Metal Man (GM): The room starts shaking.
Metal Man (GM): ...Then a waiter (from a restaurant) comes in, screaming. He runs over Aribar for damage.
Aribar: "... Ow."
Pat: "Wow, and I thought I had it bad."
Metal Man (GM): Then a bus and a can of... 'lamb'? appears.
Deloth tosses his Midshroom to Ari.
Metal Man (GM): They're about to hit, Aribar! Runnnn!
Krung: "I so love poetic revenge."
Aribar: "Oh, and everyone lived! Everyone lived!" *Runs from the bus and stuff and ignore Deloth's shroom.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is now stuck somewhat in a state of running from a bus.
Aribar attempts to run towards Krung... And past him...
Krung: "Come one, try something more interesting! I'm just a pushover..."
Deloth watches his Midshroom get run over. "Aww, man..."
Metal Man (GM): Krung stands there as the bus drives right through him. And continues chasing Aribar.
Aribar: "Someone push him over!"
Krung: "Yeah, like that'd ever work. Come on! Challenge me to some more riddles!"
Pat punches Krung in the head, effectively pushing him over.
Metal Man (GM): Krung has no head. Locos punted it off.
Deloth walks over and starts flipping through the books on the shelves.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Krung falls over.
Metal Man (GM): The library, Krung, and the mess disappear to reveal the orange temple.
???: "I guess you passed."
Charles: "...passed what?"
???: "Shall I turn off the force field?"
Pat: "Can I have my health back?"
???: "My test. No."
Aribar stops... That is, if the bus does.
Charles: "...How... and why am I still like this?"
Deloth: "Can I have my Midshroom back?"
Pat: "Aww fudge."
Metal Man (GM): The bus stops and disappears.
???: "Ummmm... I dunno. I hope it's not permanent."
Charles: "Me neither..."
Pat: "Lower the force field, then!"
???: "No, I cannot give you that object which got lodged in the walls."
Charles: "Turn it off then."
???: "You're the boss."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* The Questers warp out, the orange forcefield disappears...
Deloth: "Now what?"
Metal Man (GM): As does Locos' various malformities.
Aribar drinks his last Red Potion...
Metal Man (GM): Red, blue, pink, and yellow.
Metal Man (GM): Those are the colors that are left.
Deloth: "Eeny meeny miney moe..."
Aribar heads towards Pink, stopping it someone else objects.
Pat: "Don't make with the smacking!"
Charles: "I object!"
Deloth walks towards Red.
Pat: "Red is fine. "
Charles: "Then stop suggesting pink, pat."
Aribar: "You're a traitor, Locos. We don't need to listen to you...."
Deloth: "Ari, shut up."
Charles disappears... then reappears on red.
Aribar: "He IS a traitor..." *Follows the others to Red.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone warps... to Red-land. ...A toy chest. Inside one. There's a lot of various toys.
Deloth: "My favorite color."
Metal Man (GM): And Shy Guys. Mostly red.
Deloth breathes a sigh of relief.
Metal Man (GM): A Shyguy walks up to the group.
Charles breathes a sigh of relief... then thinking of... him.
Aribar: "Please don't kill us."
Shyguy: "Hello. You wish to greet our kind?"
Pat: "Yes. greet. Be nice. No burn."
Shyguy: "Follow me."
Metal Man (GM): He starts walking.
Aribar: "We wish for your part of the force field to go down..."
Deloth: "And no Anti Guys, please."
Shyguy: "You must interview the king."
Deloth follows the Shyguy.
Deloth: "We have truly fallen down the rabbit hole..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach a red castle.
Pat: "Hmm. We've reached a red castle."
Metal Man (GM): Pat says that he likes to quote the narrator.
Pat: "I said that like... er, nevermind."
Deloth: "Not exactly surprising."
Metal Man (GM): In fact, there's a gray Shy Guy in front of the castle. He's saying exactly what I am saying.
Charles: "Hello Gate Guardian."
Pat: "Hmm, I've met you before... In SSS/NC Mach 2, I believe."
Deloth: "I remember him from a costume party."
Narrative Guy: "You again? I remember meeting you as well."
Deloth: "He was dressed up like the guy from Scream, I think."
Narrative Guy (GM): Some weird people approached me. It looked like they had an agenda on their minds.
Pat: "You still owe me for being right about the ending."
Aribar: "Hey! Who are you calling weird?"
Narrative Guy: "...I didn't call you weird... now then, why are you here?"
Aribar: "We want the red forcefield to go down."
Pat: "Lower the shield and I will forget that you owe me for that bet."
Narrative Guy (GM): I was going to have to hit Pat over the head if he kept blabbing about the ending... a shield? What?
Narrative Guy: "What shield do you mean? I see none."
Aribar: "... Can you just let us through?"
Charles: "We have to come to greet the king."
Narrative Guy: "No."
Aribar: "We must speak with the king..."
Deloth: "Guys, they probably don't know about the forcefield..."
Narrative Guy (GM): I could not let these intruders soil the king with their prescence.
Narrative Guy: "The King does not speak to commoners."
Deloth: "How about..." *whispering.* "A bribe?"
Aribar: "We are not common."
Charles: "Indeed, we are not common, for we do not hail from this toybox."
Narrative Guy (GM): My excuse fell flat. even worse, one of the more evil party members tempted me with money.
Pat: "We're from a far-away toybox."
Aribar: "We are Quester... Like those holographic, premium, first edition baseball cards..."
Narrative Guy: "I'm afraid you have it all wrong. The King is on vacation."
Deloth has a strong temptation to bite this guy's head off.
Aribar: "Where is he at then?"
Narrative Guy (GM): Far-away toybox? Could they be enemies? Could they be plastic bobbleheads gone mad? Or Lego Men?
Deloth: "No, no and no."
Narrative Guy: "...He's in the building right behind this place."
Narrative Guy: "What do you mean, no, no, and no?"
Aribar walks around this castle...*
Narrative Guy (GM): And now, to listen to their screams as they fall down the pit of magma.
Charles: "You must excuse me friends... they pretend to be 'fourth-wallers."
Deloth: "We... WHAT?!"
Narrative Guy: "I didn't say anything."
Deloth jumps and flies after Ari.
Pat: "By the way, is there a pit of magma behind that building?"
Narrative Guy: "Happy landings..."
Aribar continues walking behind the castle...
Narrative Guy: "How did you know?"
Pat: "Lucky guess."
Charles: "Because you just told us."
Pat: "Exactly. "
Narrative Guy (GM): The evil, VG-hating monster of the Darker Evil had found me out! I need a new plan.
Deloth: *shouting.* "Ask him what he meant by happy landings!"
Pat: "No, just tell us where the king is."
Narrative Guy: "I am suffering from chronic mask itch. I must go now."
Metal Man (GM): Narrative Guy starts walking away.
Deloth turns around and dive-bombs the Narrative Guy.
Charles: "Go now you must. For we will now be talking to the king. ...Which is good."
Narrative Guy (GM): And now, to alert the guard... the stupider one tried to tackle me!
Aribar continues walking to the back of the castle...
Charles: "Deloth... you're an asshole." *walks through the front door.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar reaches a shed. Which is unlocked.
Deloth gets a mouthful of floor instead.
Narrative guy: "I'm sorry, were you trying to hug the floor?"
Aribar walks over to the shed and knocks.
Deloth: "Just leave."
Narrative Guy (GM): That freak scared me, trying to tackle me. I must flee!
Deloth stands up and spits out a couple of broken teeth.
Narrative Guy: "...My condition is acting up. I must go."
Metal Man (GM): Narrative Guy disappears. Aribar sees the door open...
Pat: "Aww snap. Now what?"
Aribar: "Hello? Any kings in the--Oh... Hello?"
Metal Man (GM): There's a Shy Guy with a crown in there.
Shyguy King: "..."
Pat: "Where did Ari go, anwyay?"
Metal Man (GM): A sign says 'Go to altar (inside shed) To speak to king.'
Aribar: "Your majesty, I wish to speak with you... May I come inside?"
Pat: "Shed? What shed?"
Charles gazes at the interior of the castle.
Metal Man (GM): The king nods.
Deloth follows Ari for no real reason.
Aribar walks inside and to the alter. "My friends and I humbly request you lower the red forcefield."
Metal Man (GM): One sec. Pause on castle people. Aribar: The door shuts, and the floor opens up, revealing a trap door. Aribar is now flying towards a pit of magma.
Aribar: "Gah!" *He tries to double jump towards... Something to grab onto!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar grabs onto the robot Shy King puppet.
Aribar: "... HEEEEEEEEEELP!"
Metal Man (GM): Now Aribar is stuck inside a shed. Everyone else hears Aribar screaming: HEEEEEEEELP! Behind the castle.
Aribar: "I dun wanna die! I haven't killed Doopliss yet!"
Pat: "Hmm... better go see about that." *walks behind castle.*
Metal Man (GM): Pat sees a shed.
Pat: "Ah. A shed." *opens the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Pat sees Aribar dangling over a pit of magma.
Charles: *Halllldooooo!!...hhhalldooo... hallldooo... alldooo... lllldooo... doooo...*
Metal Man (GM): Locos enters the castle.
Deloth: "Oh, dear."
Metal Man (GM): There's a huge door inside... guarded by two shy guys.
Deloth starts running to the back of the castle.
Aribar: "A little help please?"
Charles has been gazing since he entered the castle.
Pat: "Ahh. Hmm. If I go forward, this door will close, won't it?"
Guard1: "How may we help you?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees Pat at the shed... and Aribar dangling over molten Magma.
Aribar is hanging onto that puppet with his only arm... "...Yeah... Probably."
Pat: "Hmm... Hey Deloth, get over here and hold the door."
Charles: "Sssppppeaakk... with kiiing."
Guard1: "You may do so, as ambassador to your strange lands."
Deloth runs over and tries to help Ari up.
Metal Man (GM): The guards nod, and the huge doors open, revealing a Shyguy king atop a bejewled throne.
Pat: "...Or I'll hold the door..."
Shyguy King: "Hello, outside!"
Aribar attempts to swing over to Deloth.*
Metal Man (GM): Pat keeps the doors open. ...Even breaks them so that they can't close again.
Charles enters the throne room and bows when he's inside it. "Your Majesty. It is my honor to meet one of your status."
Shyguy King: "Indeed... I hear you have come to see... the switch!"
Charles: "You are correct."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth leaps out, and grabs onto the robot Shyguy. Aribar leaps into Deloth and falls... and is now hanging onto Deloth's feet.
Pat: "Okay, the doors are broken now."
Pat walks over to the pit and prepares to help them out.
Metal Man (GM): And so, Pat saaaaaaves the day. Again.
Pat: "You know I'm awesome."
Metal Man (GM): He uses a door to pick up both Aribar and Deloth and deposit them back on the safe ground.
Deloth: "OH, SHUT UP."
Charles: "My fellow colleagues and I wish to discuss about deactivating the switch.
Aribar: "... T-t-thanks... I saw my life flash before my eyes... Again."
ShyGuy King: "Am I correct, outsider?"
Pat: "Any time. Let's head back to the front, eh?"
Charles: "You are correct."
Pat walks back to the front of the castle.
Aribar: "I'll kill that little bugger that lied to me..." *Follows Pat... . .*
Metal Man (GM): Pat and Aribar get to the front of the castle, and see Locos talking to the Shyguy King.
Shyguy King: "Then... I ask but one favor."
Charles: "Your Majesty, why is it that a gray Shy Guy was distracting us from talking to you?"
Pat walks over by Locos. "What is up?"
Charles: "Not to complain, but to merely inquire."
Shyguy King: "...The boorish and evil Narrative Guy?"
Pat: "Yeah, that one."
Charles looks to Pat and goes shhhhh. He looks back to the King.
Shyguy King: "You may kill him. Now... I want one favor from you before I will turn off the forcefield."
Metal Man (GM): Spyke warps in.
Spyke looks at the others and whispers. "Someone, can you catch me up on what we are doing here?"
Aribar mumbles to Spyke, "We've got to turn off seven force fields to reach the Seven Stars and prevent them from granting the Void's wish to destroy humanity."
Spyke sighs "Oh, yeah... Great. Well, how do we do that?" He whispers back.
Shyguy King: "You must... create a Dry Dry Desert Lime pie for me."
Charles: "...and of Narrative guy?"
Aribar mumbles, "By going through hell" to Spyke before speaking up to the king... "A what?"
Shyguy King: "Well, you'll be able to fight him on the way, I think."
Charles: "At once, your majesty. Our service to deliver the pastry as well as defeat the Narrative menace shall be done."
Pat: "Mmm. Lime Pie."
Shyguy King: "Now then, if you want to proceed on your way, go to the warp pipe."
Metal Man (GM): Shyguy King points to a door. You hear some trumpets, and the door opens, revealing a warp pipe.
Metal Man (GM): Digi's there.
Charles: "At once."
Deloth: "Thank you, sir."
Pat: "Ah, a fanfare?"
Deloth heads to the warp pipe.
Digifanatic: "Heh, that's nice!" *follows Del.*
Aribar: "... I would clap if that was impressive... And if I had two hands." *follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): The Warp Pipe is an orange tint.
Deloth takes a deep breath and jumps into the pipe.
Pat goes to Warp Pipe.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can feel heat clearly coming through it.
Charles grabs his cape, flaunts it to the right and wrap himself in it. He then walks to and through the door, and jump into the orange tinted Warp Pipe.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: *Pipe noise.* *disappears.* Same with Locos... everyone gets to the pipe. *WARP.* The Questers pop out in the great yellow sands of the Dry, Dry Desert.
Spyke looks around. "Anyone have some sunscreen?"
Digifanatic: "Whoo! So that's where the heat's coming from... I wish..."
Metal Man (GM): The Sun is now at 1:00 above; the Questers must have traveled a timezone away...
Spyke: "So... where do we start? I'm not sure how to even make a pie..."
Metal Man (GM): Though the Questers don't see any lime trees nearby. ...Only a dead, shriveled tree.
Deloth: "Well, first we need ingredients."
Digifanatic consults the dex. "Dex, know any places where limes grow?"
Charles is wrapped in his unnoticed cape to protect him from the sun's rays.
Aribar: "... Does anyone here have cooking skills?"
Charles: "...Do you not know of my stew?"
Spyke: "Well... Not I... And what goes into a pie? Dirt? Worms? Lemons?"
Smash Dex: "Dry. Dry. Desert."
Aribar: "GOOD cooking skills, Locos."
Smash Dex: "Please ask for information."
Digifanatic: "No problem." *closes his Dex.*
Charles: "If it is not cooked carefully, the stew could've turned out far worse. In this kind of heat, only an oasis could provide the hydration a tree needs to thrive."
Deloth scans the horizon.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... that's what I was asking the Dex for..."
Spyke: "Well..." He scans the area, shading his eyes form the sun with his hand "Like where?"
Charles: "That I do not know."
Deloth: "Want me to go be the eye in the sky?"
Digifanatic: "Fine by me..."
Metal Man (GM): A tornado blows by in the distance.
Charles looks to Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): It's awfully desolate out here.
Deloth: "I'm rather used to this climate."
Charles: "Be wary of vultures when you reach the clouds."
Aribar: "... We should have just forced that king to put down the field... Well, we better get started I guess..." *spins around in a circle and heads in a random direction.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar starts wandering down some sand dunes.
Deloth takes off and starts flying around, looking for an oasis.
Metal Man (GM): The sand burns his feet. Deloth sees endless sand, and the occasional tornado... And Aribar walking to a sign. Aribar sees a sign.
Charles: "Allow me, my friends."
Aribar reads the sign.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Bandit Joes' Discount Shoppe' There's a red button on top of it.
Deloth notices the sign and Ari, and lands.
Charles makes some hand movements and points them to Pat and Digi.
Deloth: "Did you find anything?"
Aribar: "... ..."
Digifanatic follows Locos.
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight and looks for this shop.*
Charles: "Wingo el-indorado cun Levitation!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers don't see the shop at all. In fact, the sign is the only object for miles.
Digifanatic looks at the sign carefully. "What about that button?"
Locos Docos (GM): Two blue beams, one for Pat and one for Digi, hit them.
Deloth pushes the button.
Metal Man (GM): The button glows. A building pops out of the sand...
Charles: "They are harmless beams to allow you to walk 6 inches from off the ground!...at least they're supposed to be."
Metal Man (GM): A rather junky and dirty looking shop.
Digifanatic: "Oh, cool."
Metal Man (GM): A weird Shuguy-like 'Bandit' mans the shop.
Joe: "Hello, what wares or information do yah want to purchase?"
Aribar walks inside the shop, Moonlight still out. "Who is the owner of this establishment?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we need a lime."
Joe: "Me, of course. I'm Joe... limes, eh?"
Aribar: "... And you are a bandit?"
Deloth heads into the shop too.
Joe: "Well, you can buy a lime for 100 coins... or the location of the limes for 1000. What else could I be? A minister?"
Deloth: "Lime please."
Joe: "All this stuff is stolen... That'll be 100 coins."
Deloth hands Joe 100 coins.
Charles: "I wonder how many limes it takes to make..what was it..."
Metal Man (GM): Joe gives Deloth a lime.
Charles: "That's right... a Dry Dry Desert Lime pie."
Joe: "What else do you need?"
Aribar: "... Your head."
Joe: "A pie? Well, a pie... I can sell you the recepie! Stolen from Zess T.!"
Charles now is perked by Joe's saying in pie.
Aribar attempts to slam Moonlight down beside Joe... Not hitting, just... Trying to threaten him.
Charles: "!? Ari!"
Joe: "YIKES! Why are you brandishing that at me? I don't even know who you are..."
Aribar: "Because you are a thief, and I hunt thieves... thief.*
Joe: "Then no pie recipe for you."
Charles: "...Nice going, 'bounty hunter'."
Aribar: "... You will close down this establishment immediantly or I shall destroy it all."
Charles: "Digi, I think it's time you 'helped' Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button... his shop vanishes beneath the sand.
Digifanatic: "What did I do?"
Aribar walks over to that sign, if it is still there, and chops it down...*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar chops the sign down.
Charles uses a Heavy Punch on top of Ari's head. *Whomp.*!
Pat: "I think, ari, you may have been somewhat counter-productive..."
Aribar sighs and sheathes Moonlight... He tries to evade Locos's punch.
Metal Man (GM): The sign comes back together, somehow.
Aribar: "Gaah! What was that for?!"
Charles: "...Thanks a lot."
Aribar rubs the bruise on his head...
Metal Man (GM): A tornado moves by. It's getting very hot.
Charles mumbles as he walks away.
Pat: "Strange weather we're having..."
Deloth: "Ah, what a nice temperature."
Digifanatic: "I suppose I could deal with it..."
Aribar: "Now... How do we go about finding that pie, or a recipe for it?"
Charles: "Oh, you mean the one we could've had if you didn't threaten him?! That recipe!?"
Pat: "You could at LEAST have waited until after we bought the recipe, Ari."
Aribar: "He was a thief! Did you really except me to sit by while he stole from innocent people?! "
Metal Man (GM): Zess. T., a rather angry looking mushroom woman, walks over.
Zess T: "I'm lost in this horrible desert! Then this bandit... he stole my recepie!"
Digifanatic: "We know where that recipe is... Look for a huge sign for a shop, and press the button."
Charles: "Ohhh booy... this isn't gonna turn out well."
Aribar: "... We just encountered that bandit and ordered him to close down his shop... Hopefully he will quit his life of crime."
Zess T: "Where? I must..."
Charles: "...Aribar. He won't do it that easily."
Digifanatic: "Back the way we came."
Zess T: "BOIL HIS HEAD IN MOUNT LAVALAVA WATER!"
Digifanatic points in the direction where they came from.
Aribar heads over to that sign that recapitated and pokes the button if it is there.*
Zess T: "...???"
Metal Man (GM): The shop reappears.
Joe: "Whhhhaaaaaat is it?"
Aribar: "... He's in there, Miss."
Zess T: "There you are! Give me my recepie!"
Joe: "...???? ...!!! ...Sorry... uhhh..."
Zess T: "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!"
Joe: "...Uhhhhh... I have to go now!"
Aribar walks over to Zess and offers her Moonlight...*
Deloth runs up and grabs Joe.
Aribar: "Here... You can kill him with this!"
Charles: "Another perfect example." He shakes his head being outside.
Metal Man (GM): Joe avoids... He then disappears.
Zess T: "...Grrrr... Well, at least his shop is unguarded. Now then, what are you guys doing out here?"
Digifanatic: "We're trying to make a lime pie... something to do with a Shy Guy King. I believe... "
Zess T: "Do you have a lime?"
Deloth: "Right here, ma'am." *hands it to her.*
Zess T: "All you need now is..."
Deloth: "A pie crust?"
Zess T: "An Egg, Flour, Sugar, butter, a mixer... All of the things stolen from my cookery! Let's go and get them from that shop--"
Metal Man (GM): A tornado hits the shop.
Digifanatic: "For some odd reason, I don't find that--aw man..."
Metal Man (GM): It scatters junk all across the desert.
Deloth: "... The whole world hates us..."
Zess T: "GRRRRRR! Well... we better find the box."
??? (GM): And so, the Quester's slow and painful death by the sun awaited them.
Deloth: "It might be best if we split up."
Aribar blinks and looks around for that... Grey voice.
Deloth mutters under his breath.
Metal Man (GM): Digi would see a Gray Shyguy being carried around by a walking bedsheet disappear behind a cactus.
Deloth: "Lemme guess. Narrarator Guy."
Metal Man (GM): Pat and Aribar discover a mirror. In the sand.
Pat: "Hmm..." *looks in the mirror."*
Deloth walks forwards a bit and starts searching.
Metal Man (GM): The mirror shimmers. Deloth finds a rock.
Aribar ignores the mirror and looks about for the foods and suppies needed to make the pie.
Deloth looks again.
Metal Man (GM): Digi is running after Narrative Guy... Everyone would notice Digi chasing something.
Digifanatic keeps running and launches a Fire Punch at the Guy.
Deloth: "What's Digi doing?"
??? (GM): I had to escape! Some freak was chasing me.
Metal Man (GM): Digi hits him.
Digifanatic: "Alright, enough with your annoying talk!"
Metal Man (GM): Narrative Guy and Doopliss are there.
Doopliss: "Hello, Slick. What do you want with this Shyguy here?"
Zess T: "He better not have been why that shop was hit by a tornado!"
Metal Man (GM): It's Aribar's hated foe, Doopliss! Next to Narrative guy!
Aribar: "... Doopliss!" *He dashes towards his other other OTHER other arch enemy.*
Deloth looks over to Digi.
Narrative Guy: "I'm sorry, Zess T, but you have no place here."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Del?"
Deloth: "What the heck is the ghost doing here?"
Narrative Guy (GM): As Aribar hugged a cactus, Zess T suddenly teleported. Aribar run directly into a cactus. Zess T is suddenly teleported.
Digifanatic: "No clue."
Aribar: "... Ow."
Doopliss: "Hahahahahahaha! Do it again!"
Narrative Guy: "Do what?"
Aribar: "..." *Cuts the cactus in half with Moonlight... Or tries to.*
Deloth runs forwards and slashes at Narrative Guy.
Narrative Guy (GM): As Deloth tried to attack me, he fell into a quicksand pit.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's suddenly sinking in quicksand.
Doopliss: "That thing! The one where you narrate people to death!"
Deloth starts trying to climb out.
Metal Man (GM): The cactus is sliced in half with Moonlight.
Digifanatic: "What's with slicing the cactus, Ari?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth climbs out.
Narrative Guy: "Now then, my friend Doopliss and I are going to make a pie."
Aribar then tries to stab the Narrative Guy, ignoring Digi. "... And the elf tried successfully to True Strike his foe!"
Narrative Guy (GM): The elf hit me, unaware that I was actually Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth switches places with Narrative Guy and is stabbed by Aribar.
Doopliss: "Give it up. There's no way to defeat him!"
Deloth: "...You owe me big for this, Ari."
Aribar: "Bah! You got in my way. "*
Digifanatic: "It was the Narrative Guy's fault... or Doopliss'."
Doopliss: "Don't look at me, I'm just watching."
Narrative Guy: "If you continue to attack me, worse things WILL happen."
Deloth: *weakly.* "Got it..."
Digifanatic: "I believe that..."
Pat is quite confused.
Aribar: "Then... Will you give us, or allow us to buy, a Dry Dry Desert Lime Pie from you?"
Narrative Guy: "Now then, we have to make a pie. Oh... you wish to buy one, do you? I will sell one to you for 5 million coins."
Deloth: "We'll give you 4 million."
Aribar: "... How about fifty million griffleppuffs?"
Narrative: "Okay, now give me my 4 million coins, Deloth."
Deloth: "I was kidding."
Aribar: "I wasn't!"
Narrative: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth suddenly shrinks to the size of a kid and has a high pitched voice.
Narrative Guy: "Is there anyone else who wants to 'kid' around with me? And what are grifflepuffs?"
Deloth: "WHAT THE HECK?!"
Aribar: "Something that is, in my opinion, more valuable than gold. I will only give you them after you give us the pie, though."
Narrative Guy: "And how are you going to pay this to me?"
Pat: "I have quite come to the conclusion that this is all an optical illusion. PYROKICK!"
Narrative Guy: "I will ge----"
Pat unleashes a flame kick on Narrative Guy.
Aribar: "I don't want you to run off without us getting the pie and you getting the payment."
Narrative Guy(GM): I watched in horror as Pat hit Aribar with a flaming kick.
Metal Man (GM): Pat somehow hit Aribar instead of Narrative Guy.
Pat: "Mm... I seem to have misjudged the situation. Sorry, Ari."
Digifanatic: "Guys! Stop attacking Narrative Guy!"
Narrative guy: "Very well. I shall get the pie, right now."
Metal Man (GM): *POP.* A pie appears in Narrative Guy's arms. A lime one. Narrative Guy hands it to Aribar.
Aribar: "Thank you..."
Narrative Guy: "Now pay me!"
Aribar then hands it to Pat... And procedes to kick the Narrative Guy. "...I call kicks directed at an enemy grifflepuffs! One, two, three, four..."
Pat holds the pie.
Deloth: "I'll take the pie back to the king..."
Narrative Guy (GM): Alas, I had been tricked. Luckily, Aribar's nose suddenly caught on fire.
Aribar continues kicking the N guy... Fifteen, sixtee--GAAAAH!"
Doopliss: "Hey! Give that pie back! I wanted to eat it!"
Aribar stops, drops, and rolls.
Doopliss: *Runs to snatch the pie from Aribar.* *Runs into a cactus.* "OW!"
Narrative Guy (GM): And so, I gained... Kung-fu powers to take the pie back!
Pat runs back the way he came.
Metal Man (GM): Narrative Guy glows...
Narrative Guy: "HWAAAAAAH!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies at Pat. Aribar put out the fire.
Aribar mimics the N Guy's voice.* "And then the Narrative Guy lost his powers and turned into a puppy that couldn't talk!"
Digifanatic reaches for the pie.
Metal Man (GM): Digi grabs the pie. Aribar suddenly notices his hair is on fire.
Narrative Guy: "Only I can do that, you weirdo!"
Aribar stops, drops, and rolls.*
Doopliss: "The pie is escaping!" *Moves to tackle Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): The pie is knocked outta Digi's hand... and into Joe the Bandit' s hands.
Joe: "I'll just be taking this pie..."
Digifanatic: "That pie..."
Aribar: "... Thief!" *He gets up and dashes towards the bandit.* "You won't steal from another innocent!"
Joe: "What if I was stealing from... Narrative Guy?"
Aribar: "You're still a thief! Terrorbolt!" *The elf attempts to launch a beam of death at Joe.*
Metal Man (GM): Joe. Explode. *BOOOOOM.* The pie itself is fried.
Digifanatic: "Nice shot. Oh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): A crispy, electric brown. Narrative Guy and Doopliss have mysteriously disappeared.
Pat: "Maybe he won't... no... tice...?"
Metal Man (GM): Now, the Questers are alone in the desert again, with a fried pie. A guy pushing some sort of ice cream cart-like thing comes by.
Aribar: "Yes! Another victory for the Protecters of Wha--err... Nevermind."
Pat walks up to the guy.
???: "Ice cream! Pie! Various goods!"
Pat: "Could I purchase a Lime Pie?"
Aribar walks up to the vendor and gets a good look at him... Just to make sure this isn't Doopliss, Joe, or the N Guy.*
???: "...I WAS informed of people out here... it's a shame I wasn't here 15 minutes earlier..."
Metal Man (GM): This guy... is a Toad.
Tado: "I'm Tado. Now then, do you want a pie or what?"
Pat: "Yes, a Lime Pie. How much is it?"
Tado: "5 coins."
Pat: "Ok, 5 coins." *hands over 5 coins.*
Metal Man (GM): Tado just looks at Pat's empty wallet, dumbfounded.
Pat: "SOmeone have 5 coins? I'm quite broke."
Aribar: "Finally... We can finally go back to the King Shyguy and give him that pie..." *Gives Tado fifty coins.* "One pie please."
Tado: "...You can have fifty instead."
Metal Man (GM): Tado gives Aribar fifty pies, despite Aribar only having paid 1 coin per pie.
Aribar: "Thankyou, sir!"
Tado: "There you go. Now, to my next customer!"
Metal Man (GM): Tado wanders off, and disappears. The warp pipe back is open.
Digifanatic walks to the pipe and hops in.
Aribar carefully balances the pies in his one hand and heads into the warp pipe...
Metal Man (GM): *WARPWARPWARP.*
Pat enters the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get back, pies in hand.
King Shyguy: "So... you have gotten my errand. 1 pie... ...And a whopping 49 extra!"
Aribar: "... We got a couple extra just incase we lost one..."
King Shyguy: "Now then. What is it you wanted me to do?"
Aribar: "Put down your section of the force field."
Metal Man (GM): There, right beside King Shyguy's throne, are seven switches... one for each force field.
Charles: "The switch, your majesty."
King Shyguy: "Oh... but if you give me 40 pies, I will turn them all off."
Aribar gives the king 40 pies.
King Shyguy: "It's a shame you came here nearly last... I control all of the switches. Okay... now... to deactivate the Void's force field!"
Pat: "Well sheesh. I feel dumb."
Metal Man (GM): King Shyguy starts turning switches off.
Aribar: "Ah well... We've... Learned many lessons from the other towers... Yeah..."
Computer: "Force field deactivated by Royal Command. Have a nice, Force-Field Free day."
Charles: "At least we don't have to go to the pink one... sheesh!"