Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 127: Thieves of Whaller
Date: 1:10:43 PM, January 23rd, 2005.
Metal Man follows them.
???: "...How did these guys get past the guards outside?!"
Gibby checks to see if he can hear anyway downward.
Deloth follows the others.
Aribar (GM): You see roughly ten men sitting around a card table... They're now springing up and unsheathing their weapons.
Deloth wields his katana and growls.
Metal Man: "Wait! We're... new thieves!"
Gibby: "We are?"
Deloth: "Oh, way to go, Pat."
Metal Man: "Yes we are!"
Gibby: "Oooh... yeah! we are!"
Pat VanDusen: "Yes. We need some tips. In theivery."
Metal Man: "And we've come... to study... your card playing!"
Pat VanDusen: "That too."
Gibby: "We're not good at cards."
Theif 1: "...Then what is our official password?"
Gibby looks at Metal.
Aribar (GM): "We'll give you ten seconds."
Pat VanDusen looks at Metal.
Aribar (GM): "Ten... Nine..."
Digifanatic: "Oh snap..."
Aribar (GM): "...Eigh--..."
Aribar (GM): "Is that your final answer?"
Aribar (GM): Thief number two speaks up now...
Metal Man: "We're too new. We need a password."
Gibby: "Yeah... to be initiated!"
Pat VanDusen: "Yes. That's the third reason we came."
Aribar (GM): "Hey... Wasn't one of the most deadly Protectors of Whaller blue?" *He points to Gibby.*
Pat VanDusen looks at Gibby and gasps.
Aribar (GM): The others are agreeing with thief number two... "Yeah!" "Oh man, we're toast..." "I heard his name was Mr. Monster!" "Let's just get them!"
Gibby: "Uhh... I'm normally pink?"
Aribar (GM): It looks like they're going to fight... No way to get out of it now! -=BATTLE!=-
Gibby: "Curse my blueness..."
Aribar (GM): Questers versus 7 Thieves and 3 Bandits. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/Nuclear_Fusion.mid
Metal Man: "...Okay... let's toast them."
Gibby: "Mmmm... toast..."
Bandit 1: "Concentrate on the blue guy!"
Aribar (GM): With that said bandit one slashes Gibby.
Gibby: *Slash* "I am not who you think I am!"
Aribar (GM): 16%
Metal Man: "He is the Phantom of the Opera!"
Gibby: "I'm a human who was turned into a blue kirby... that's IT!"
Metal Man: "...The human was the phantom of the opera."
Aribar (GM): The second Bandit then extends his hands and... A huge ball of dirt flies at Gibby. "Kerb-by? Never heard of them!"
Gibby: "...shut up, Metal."
Pat VanDusen: "The disfigurement was lost in the transformation."
Gibby dodges it.
Metal Man: "I wanted to scare them..."
Aribar (GM): A very badly aimed ball of dirt...
Gibby: "Yeah, well that's what I am. I'm not a protector... I've never even BEEN here before."
Metal Man: "Don't worry, I'll punch them down."
Aribar (GM): The third one dashes up and slashes Gibby... Or at least you think he does... He struck too fast to tell. 4% damage.
Gibby: "Fine... time for a whooping!" *He fires a shot at the one that just slashed him.*
Aribar (GM): He easily dodges it. Patrick!
Gibby: *-_-;* "Story of my life..."
Metal Man: "Don't worry. I'll clobber them!"
Pat VanDusen runs over and lets loose a fiery kick into Bandit 3
Bandit 3: "Gah! Cheater!"
Metal Man (GM): So, Pat, you may combo. Attack again!
Aribar (GM): Whatever you did hits.
Pat VanDusen flips over and unleashes an equally fiery punch on th ebandit.
Aribar (GM): "Gah! You little..." Yup. You may continue. Yes. You can continue comboing until you miss.
Pat VanDusen flips back, distancing himself, and lets loose a punch that quakes the air between him and the bandit.
Aribar (GM): The Bandit has grown wise to your attacks... He ducks under the attack. Time for the onslaught of the thieves! Three thieves focus on beating Gibby up...
Gibby: "ME... KIRBY... NOT... ANYTHING ELSE!" *He gets by the first two, but gets hit by the third.*
Thief 5: "Yeah right, Trulander!"
Aribar (GM): 10% per slash.
Gibby: *;_;* "I don't even know what that MEANS!"
Metal Man: "...Wait... I'm an Earthling! Fear me!"
Aribar (GM): Thief four attempts to slash Patrick with a stunning blow... Literally. "Para-slash!"
Metal Man: "I destroyed the world... you're next... ha ha ha hahahahahaha!"
Random bad guy of doom who you're fighting: "Bah! Earthlings are just in faerie tales!"
Aribar (GM): Hit, Patrick?
Metal Man: "...Okay... I'll have to smack you until you realize my power!"
Aribar (GM): You're hit for 10% damage, but nothing more.
Pat VanDusen: "Augh..."
Aribar (GM): Thieves five through seven slash Metal a bit.
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit... or... 1 hit.
Aribar (GM): 10% damage... Weaklings. I take it Digi is still away... Oh. Then it's your turn.
Digifanatic launches towards the Bandit Pat hit (3) and uses a Super Mario Punch *...and misses wildly.*
Aribar (GM): "Hah! You'll have to do better than that!"
Metal Man: "Yeah. Like I can do!"
Digifanatic: (muttering) "You were lucky..."
Deloth attacks Bandit 3 with a Bomb Kick.
Aribar (GM): It looks like you hit with your kick but at the last second the bandit dodges and you BARELY miss.
Metal Man: "I'll show you how it's done... eat this, you dirty bandits!"
Aribar (GM): Metalmon, I choose you! ... *Cough* Your turn.
Metal Man runs up to Bandit 3 and punches him with a superfast punch. "MACHPUNCH!"
Metal Man (GM): 5 damage!
Aribar (GM): I'd say that hits. "Why you little--!"
Metal Man then gives the disgusting thief a stab to the forehead with that evil-looking stun baton!
Metal Man (GM): 7 damage! Instant Daze!
Aribar (GM): A stunning display of accuraccy.
Digifanatic: "Ooh... nice shot!"
Metal Man then spins around wildly with his wand, threatening Bandit 3, 2, and 1 simultaneously!
Metal Man (GM): 5 damage per hit. Those go to bandits 3, 2, and 1 respectively.
Aribar (GM): Alas, you only hit the first bandit.
Metal Man: "Darn... oh well. That's only the beginning of the pain!" *His turn is ended.*
Bandit 1: "Arrg! Eat earth! Earth Ball!"
Aribar (GM): A ball of earth is shot at Metal... 20% Earth damage.
Metal Man turns invisible for a split second and the ball flies through him.
Aribar (GM): Or not.
Metal Man: "Ha-ha! You cannot touch me, filthy thief!"
Bandit 2: "...Fight magic with magic! Yaah! Squall Strike!"
Aribar (GM): Another extremely quick slash heads Metal's way.
Metal Man is hit.
Aribar (GM): 4%.
Metal Man: "...Copycat!"
Aribar (GM): The final one attempts to knock Gibby's gun out of his hand... Opposed strength checks!
Gibby: "HA! Nice try, Bandit!"
Aribar (GM): ... And I just remembered the final bandit had Daze so that was probably a bad action anyways... Well, his weapon is dropped.
Gibby fires a shot at the Bandit that attempted to knock his gun from his hand. (and this time, I got the right roll)
Aribar (GM): He manages to dodge the bullet...
Pat VanDusen turns to face Bandit 3, and once again lets a shockwave into the air.
Aribar (GM): Yup... Most definitely a hit.
Pat VanDusen: *4 damage.*
Aribar (GM): "Gah! I'll get you for that!" Continue the combo.
Pat VanDusen leaps in and lets go a kick to the head.
Aribar (GM): "Ow!"
Pat VanDusen: *7 damage.*
Aribar (GM): Continue.
Pat VanDusen then turns around and tries to uppercut his target.
Aribar (GM): The dazed bandit dodges... Thief one dashes at Metal and slashes. "How dare you paralyze Bob?! Para-Slash!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar (GM): Metal is hit and stunned!
Metal Man: "Curse you!"
Aribar (GM): You lose your next turn, and the round after that, all attack rolls lose their bonuses.
Gibby: "These guys are evil... EVIL I say."
Aribar (GM): The next four thieves take advantage of Metal's state with normal attacks. 10% per hit.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Aribar (GM): The last two thieves attack Digi and Deloth respectively.
Metal Man is taking these hits rather calmly... in fact, it was only after the last hit that he appeared to be taking damage.
Deloth: "Gah! Why, you..."
Digifanatic: "Argh..." *He goes to the Thief that hit him (#6 I presume) and tries a Fire Punch this time around.*
Aribar (GM): The thief easily dodges... Deloth's go!
Deloth does a regular swipe at Bandit 3
Aribar (GM): The bandit dodges! Muahaha--Err... Metal's stunned and his turn is skipped so it is the Bandits' turn. Bandit one fires an Earth Ball at Deloth. 20% if that hits. Next up... This second bandit normally slashes Digi. That looks like a miss... As for Bandit three... He can take his turn! He tries to disarm Gibby again.
Gibby: "Cut that out!"
Aribar (GM): "Grrr!" Gibby's go!
Gibby inhales in some air, holds it in so that his face is bright red, and then blows fire right at Bandit 3.
Aribar (GM): ... Ouch.
Gibby: *12% if hit.*
Aribar (GM): He's hit... And is now a little more than half-way defeated.
Gibby then runs at the same bandit, and attempts a running kick to the stomach.
Aribar (GM): You stub your toe on the floor.
Gibby does a charlie brown fall. "UUUGH!"
Aribar (GM): Patrick!
Gibby: "Good grief..."
Aribar (GM): Actually the thieves' turn. Thieves 1-3 hit Gibby, Digi, and Metal respectively.
Metal Man (GM): Missed me!
Aribar (GM): When I say hit I meant miss.
Gibby dodges that attack.
Metal Man (GM): Missed me twice over!
Metal Man sits there as the attack goes through him.
Aribar (GM): Thief 4 attempts to disarm Metal...
Metal Man shows that thief who's boss.
Aribar (GM): His weapon is flung into a nearby wall.
Metal Man: "Take that, you smelly thief!"
Aribar (GM): Thieves 5-7 try to attack Gibby, Digi, and Metal respectively again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar (GM): 10% for the hits. to kill!
Gibby dodges again.
Digifanatic: "Say hello to my friend... Big Bertha." He whips out a golf club and tries to whack bandit 3 with it.
Aribar (GM): Well, that's a miss. Deloth just stands there, and so it is Metal's go.
Metal Man drinks a weird potion, then points his wand up in the air. "RETOUCH!" He regains 15% total... then he goes insane and starts spinning wildly ala Crash Bandicoot at the Thieves.
Metal Man (GM): 5% per hit, also that 23 was a crit, and instant daze if hit.
Gibby: "...you'd think he'd get dizzy."
Metal Man (GM): Thieves 5-7, of course. And respectively.
Aribar (GM): All hits!
Metal Man (GM): Ouch!
Digifanatic: (back to Gibby) "Eh... he seems to control it very well."
Aribar (GM): Continue your combo.
Metal Man now looking rather confident, does something else... an elbow of death at the guy who stunned him!
Gibby: "I guess so..."
Metal Man manages to miss, but it isn't surprising, the stun just wore off.
Aribar (GM): The elbow of death misses... Wheee! Err... I mean... Bandits' turns. The first two slash Gibby.
Gibby dodges both.
Aribar (GM): "Die, Trulande--Hey stand still!" The final one...
Gibby: "Never! And for the last time... I'M NOT A TRULANDER!"
Aribar (GM): Picks up his weapon and ends his turn, daze gone. Gibby!
Metal Man: "Disarm that bandit!"
Gibby runs up to the bandit, and attempts to disarm him.
Metal Man: "Great!"
Aribar (GM): *Kicks E Li Three's shins.* Errr... He is disarmed.
Gibby: "Serves you right..."
Digifanatic: "Reverse psychology!"
Aribar (GM): "Cheater!" Continue the combo.
Gibby leaps up, and tries kicking the bandit in the face.
Aribar (GM): The bandit evades your kick, and now for the thieves of doom!
Aribar (GM): The first thief tries to disarm Gibby...
Digifanatic: "Hey don't feel too bad. I can't do squat."
Aribar (GM): ... Looks like he'll be disarming no one.
Gibby: "Stop with the disarming!"
Metal Man: "...Yeah... you guys really suck at it."
Aribar (GM): ... The next thief listens to Gibby and Para-Slashes him!
Gibby steps back, and laughs at him.
Aribar (GM): ... Counter attack!
Gibby shoots him.
Metal Man: "...Jeez... no wonder why Aribar beats you guys up left and right."
Aribar (GM): A hit. "...Never mention that stupid elf to us!"
Metal Man: "Okay."
Gibby tries a running kick to the stomach again.
Aribar (GM): Another hit!
Gibby finishes off the combo with a fire breath.
Aribar (GM): A miss! The third through fifth thief try to Para-Slash Metal, Digi, and Metal respectively .. Make that third, fourth, and sixth. The fifth one is dazed.
Metal Man (GM): Missed me!
Aribar (GM): It missed you both times?
Metal Man (GM): Oh. It hit me once. I thought the first was for somebody else.
Aribar (GM): No stuns, and 10% each. The final person does another 'brilliant' thing; Disarming Deloth. *Twitch...*
Metal Man: "...I doubt these guys will ever disarm anyone ever."
Aribar (GM): Digi, go.
Deloth spins around and dodges "Naughty, naughty."
Digifanatic uses Thunderstorm on Bandit 3
Aribar (GM): Hit! Continuer.
Metal Man watches Digi kinda... burn Bandit three with a tiny spark.
Digifanatic continues with a Super Mario Punch.
Metal Man: "...You call that a thunderstorm? I sure hope this fight gives you EXP..."
Aribar (GM): 'nother hit. "Hey! How did you get coins from that?"
Digifanatic goes one more time on the Bandit with the Golf Club.
Metal Man: "...Wow... now you're stealing from a bandit... great!"
Gibby: "I want coins..."
Digifanatic: *...and misses.*
Aribar (GM): Delothmon, I choose you! ... Yer go.
Digifanatic: "Well... at least I hit." *He smiles.*
Metal Man: "These guys are tough, for sure... until I get my overdrive mode online!"
Deloth attacks Digi's target with a regular slash.
Aribar (GM): The evil slash of doom +4 misses. Metal!
Metal Man does another quick wave of his wand, healing 5% of his own damage. Then, he stabs an undazed bandit witha Giga stab.
Aribar (GM): A giga hit!
Aribar (GM): Damage, Metal?
Metal Man deals a whopping insta-stun and 7 damage! He then follows it up with another rapidly-spinning attack against 3 bandits! 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Metal Man (GM): Erm, make that insta-daze. Daze for each person hit, and 5% damage.
Aribar (GM): Hit, hit, miss.
Metal Man's turn is ovah! Wah!
Aribar (GM): Bandits' turn. The bandit tries an Earth Ball at Metal! "Die!"
Metal Man sidesteps that attack.
Aribar (GM): Bandit two is dazed, and bandit three is stunned. Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): Bandit three, make that dazed ...But he's still dazed anyway.
Gibby fires a bullet at Bandit three.
Aribar (GM): Hit!
Metal Man: "Soon, the gloves will come off, and so will your heads."
Aribar (GM): Miss... He's finally above 100% though.
Gibby: "Must... work on kicking..."
Aribar (GM): Thief 1 retrieves his weapon.
Metal Man: "We should disarm that thief again!"
Aribar (GM): Thief 2 and 3 slash Deloth and Metal.
Metal Man dodges another badly aimed attack. "Keep on trying! You'll just miss us more and more..."
Aribar (GM): 10% if one hits. The next thief retrieves his weapon as well. The next one misses his turn.
Deloth gets sliced again.
Aribar (GM): Next one slashes Gibby... ... And misses! The last one gets his weapon. Digi. Digi is gone... Deloth.
Metal Man: "It's about time I unleashed my true power on you duds."
Deloth growls and performs a One-Two Stab on Thief 2
Aribar (GM): Sorry, I had to rescue the mission map from Rumor... Miss. Metal.
Metal Man decides to give Thief 2 a beating! He first does the Giga Stab. STAB!
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT!* 14 damage.
Metal Man then gives that thief a beating with Mach Punch!
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* 5% damage
Metal Man then bashes him again with that Giga stab.
Metal Man (GM): 7 damage.
Metal Man then Mach punches him.
Metal Man (GM): 5% damage...
Metal Man finally attacks 3 thieves (5, 6, 7) with another spinning attack.
Aribar (GM): More hits of death!
Metal Man goes into... OVERDRIVE MODE! DOOM!
Metal Man (GM): 5% damage per hit, insta daze for everyone hit
Aribar (GM): Are you stopping here?
Metal Man then glows... tired of this battle, he uses his ultimate move... EVOLUTION WAVE! 1 random attack from everyone in the battle combine together and shoot at all of the bad guys.
Metal Man (GM): There's a 50-50 chance of it hitting each bad guy. So... let's see... which attack of mine does it use...
Aribar (GM): There are ten enemies, so I guess 10 d2.
Metal Man (GM): All the 2s are hit, in this case... All the 2s are hit for 7 damage each... everyone else, roll d(total number of moves you have) Including the thieves. Okay, what's move number three that you have, Deloth? It hits all of the bad guys who got 2. Okay, so 21% total so far... Gibby, you do the same. What's move number 2? So now it's 29% total... that leaves the thieves and bandits. Aribar: Roll d(number of moves) for the bandit type and the thief type.
Aribar (GM): ... Ummm... They disarm themselves?!
Metal Man (GM): Then they're disarmed en masse, and their weapons are destroyed.
Aribar (GM): They... Disarm... Themselves... Okay, they SUCK at disarming!
Metal Man (GM): The 2s, that is. So all the guys that got 2s took 29% damage and lost their weapons.
Aribar (GM): Bandit 3 and Thief 2 die. Bandit 1 sees Metal as a huge threat and responds by Earth Balling him
Metal Man dodges that, with his tweaked-out overdrive look.
Aribar (GM): The next one is dazed... Gibby.
Gibby shoots at Bandit 1
Aribar (GM): El miss! Thief one, three, and... Thieves one and three run away from battle.
Metal Man: "Cowards... I could have pulverized them."
Aribar (GM): ... Up the stairs behind them, that is.
Gibby: "AFTER THEM!"
Aribar (GM): Thief 4 tries to disarm Metal... Will these guys EVER learn? YAAAAY!
Metal Man is disarmed... like it matters.
Aribar (GM): "Hah! Now what, weakling?"
Metal Man: "...You idiot... I can kill you my bare hands!"
Aribar (GM): The next thief tries to Para-Slash Metal. Hit? Hit and stun. Whee! 10%. And the last one is dazed. Deloth, go.
Metal Man looks unphazed despite being stunned... like he has a trick up his sleeves.
Deloth slams Bandit 1 with a One-Two Stab.
Aribar (GM): If by Bandit one you mean the card table, yes. Metal! If you can do anything, do it.
Metal Man glows, and is healed, getting rid of the stun, but ending his turn. "Your magic does not effect me as strongly as before."
Gibby shoots at Bandit 1 again... because he can.
Aribar (GM): And you do!
Gibby then attacks him with fire breath!
Aribar (GM): That's a hit. You may continue.
Gibby finishes it off by attempting to grab hold of him.
Aribar (GM): You BARELY grab him.
Metal Man: "Why won't you just give up... your defeat is near."
Gibby holds him in place for the next fighter.
Aribar (GM): Eeh... Because I messed up that would be the person you're holding... Perhaps you should continue?
Gibby lifts him up in the air, and when he comes down, he hits with a running kick to the back.
Aribar (GM): And that is a miss. The bandit tries to stab Gibby quickly. And that is probably a miss, so... Next bandit! He's dazed, and Gibby cannot take his turn... Hrm... Thief four stabs Metal.
Metal Man (GM): That hits.
Aribar (GM): 10% damage. Thief five dashes up the steps since he's weaponless. Thief six stabs Metal again...
Metal Man dodges that attack.
Aribar (GM): The misses! They burn! And the last guy loses his turn. Del! Bandits 1 and 2, as well as Thieves 4, 6, and 7 remain. Thief 4 has not been touched at all this fight.
Deloth attacks Bandit 1 with a One-Two Stab.
Aribar (GM): ... I'll be nice and say that hits. Damage?
Deloth: *Combo Plus Activated!* (Next attack auto-hits) *Eeeh...15%, I believe.*
Aribar (GM): Okay. Continue.
Deloth hits Bandit 1 with a Flare Swipe.
Metal Man: "I wish you guys used robots... this would be a lot faster."
Deloth then punches Bandit 1
Aribar (GM): Hit.
Deloth slashes Bandit 1
Aribar (GM): Miss! Metal!
Metal Man gives Bandit 1 a nice hammer to the face!
Aribar (GM): Well, it still hits...
Metal Man (GM): Does 21 damage.
Metal Man then does his dreaded attack of doom... Dryer Throw! SPD checks for all the bad guys!
Metal Man (GM): DC 18, if they fail, they take 1/4 their maximum HP in damage.
Aribar (GM): They all fail...
Metal Man's dryer engulfs the enemies in a huge explosion.
Aribar (GM): *Mushroom explosion!* Continue.
Metal Man then flies after four targets (Aribar: You pick em), with an even deadlier spinning attack!
Aribar (GM): You hit the two bandits and two dazed thieves.
Metal Man (GM): All of them are dazed. And they each take 15% damage.
Metal Man then glows, healing himself and ending his turn.
Aribar (GM): The first Bandit slashes Metal... 16% damage if that hits.
Metal Man (GM): It hits.
Aribar (GM): The second fires an Earthball at you, Metal. "Die, you ungodly person!" 20% Earth if that hits... .
Metal Man dodges that as well.
Aribar (GM): Gibby is still out I assume, so on with the thieves!
Metal Man: "Like I said. I am a deadly Earthling! My planet DID explode... just as you said... and now I'm out for revenge!"
Aribar (GM): Oh... Then your go.
Metal Man: "The evil Tridus destroyed Earth."
Aribar (GM): ... Metal, Intelligence check.
Gibby attacks thief 4 with... a bullet to teh head!
Metal Man gets dah critical checkh of doom.
Aribar (GM): Gibby hits .. All of them begin to run away, scared of the evil earthling.
Metal Man: "Hahahahahahahahahahaha!"
Gibby: "...aww... I wanted to beat them up some more."
Aribar (GM): *Victory!*
Metal Man: "Uhh... that's why you never fight with an Earthling!"
Aribar (GM): 130 EXP... Does that seem fair?
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... ok.
Metal Man: "...I'll probably be known as the fearsome 'Earthling' for now..."
Aribar (GM): ... Make that 180 EXP instead then. You also find a bunch of little gems... They're worth about 245 coins (Just add 245 to your coin amount). Well, you can now either go down that tunnel back in the main room of up the steps...
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... let's follow those thieves." *He walks up the steps.*
Deloth: "Agreed." *He follows Metal.*
Aribar (GM): Once up the steps you just miss them... As in, you see a door in front of you with symbols representing Earth and Fire closing...
Gibby heads up with the others.
Metal Man: "...Hmmmm... how shall we open those doors?"
Gibby: "How about pulling them open."
Aribar (GM): That is the door to the south... A door on the east wall has the symbols of Water and Wind.
Deloth: "Wait a second. Maybe they mean that we have to use the appropriate elements on them."
Metal Man did remember to pick up his weapon earlier, by the way. "Hmmm... maybe..." *He hurls a flaming dryer at the fire door.*
Aribar (GM): Nothing... Oh, these doors do have door handles.
Metal Man: "The explosion should open it. ...Or not..." *He walks to the fire door and tries to open it.*
Aribar (GM): ... You open it just in time to see a thief land dead at your feet, gems protruding from his body...
Metal Man: "Freeze! In the name of Earth---"
Gibby tries snatching the gems.
Aribar (GM): ... You see another thief being knocked down by a huge ball of dirt... In fact, now all those thieves that ran away are down.
Metal Man: "..." *He picks up the dead thief's body, using it as a shield, taking the money off of it casually.*
Aribar (GM): Gibby: They disappear as you touch them.
Metal Man: "...Curse! ...I mean... curses!"'
Deloth looks at the other door "What about this one?"
Gibby steps inside. "I wanna know what's going on here!"
Metal Man: "Who goes there who destroys thieves?"
Digifanatic cautiously follows.
Aribar (GM): ... *SLAM!* The door slams shut after Gibby and Digi enter.
Digifanatic: "Hey, what the heck?"
Metal Man: "...Now we're trapped in here with whoever just recycled the thieves..."
Gibby: "Uh oh..."
Aribar (GM): Pause on Metal and Deloth. . Gibby and Digi: You notice a figure walking towards you... He looks like the one pictured here. http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/05.jpg
Gnome: "Why, 'allo there! What brings you to my room of the Elemental Tower? Oh, I'm Gnome by the way... The Elemental spirit of Earth!"
Gibby: "We're here to stop the thieves of Whaller!"
Gnome: "Oh... I see. Then I guess you can pass..."
Aribar (GM): There is a doorway on the east side of the room.
Gibby: "...really? cool..."
Digifanatic: "Thank you." *He walks towards the door.*
Gibby heads to the door.
Digifanatic: "I'll open it." *He opens the door and holds it open for Gibby.*
Gibby: "Why thank you."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Gibby bows jokingly, and steps inside.
Aribar (GM): ...
Gnome: "Earth Slide!"
Metal Man (GM): XD
Aribar (GM): As Gibby exits the room Gnome slams the door shut with an Earth Slide.
Gibby: "Huh? What gives?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Gnome: "I don't like the way you look, kid... Put up yer fists!"
Digifanatic scoffs, and gets ready to fight.
Gibby bangs on the door. "What's going on? Open up!"
Digifanatic tries to open the door. (muffled due to the door) "He wants to fight!"
Aribar (GM): The door is covered in dirt... You cannot reach it.
Gnome: "...Speed Up!"
Gibby: "He eats a kite? What are you talking about?"
Digifanatic: "Never mind!"
Aribar (GM): The elemental gains a yellowish glow...
Gibby looks around the place trying to find a way out.
Aribar (GM): Gibby: You find nothing.
Gibby shrugs, and goes to sleep.
Aribar (GM): "Come on! Fight me!"
Digifanatic: "Right." *He heads up to the Gnome and tries the golf club.*
Aribar (GM): He took his turn. Now it is yours... You DO have your smash dex. He side steps it easily. "Too slow!"
Digifanatic: "As if I didn't know that..."
Aribar (GM): "Sorry, but one of us has to die to get past this room... And it won't be me! Gem Missile!"
Digifanatic: "I ain't taking apologies right now..."
Aribar (GM): Three shiny gems fly towards you... 30% Earth. "Face it! You can't beat me!" Your go.
Digifanatic: "Hmph..." *He tries a Fire Punch* "ACK! How dare you..."
Aribar (GM): "...Y. ...You're not good at this fightin' thing, huh?"
Digifanatic: "Not really."
Aribar (GM): "If you gave me some money, oh, say, 5000... I'd let you pass."
Digifanatic: "Well, you got lucky. I have nowhere near that, so I guess I am screwed."
Aribar (GM): "Not a single Geo?"
Digifanatic: "Uh... I got about 2500."
Aribar (GM): "...Lemme see them."
Digifanatic hands his all of his $2,498 worth of coins.
Aribar (GM): "...G-g-gold! This is easily worth four times as much as I wanted!"
Aribar (GM): "...Just five hundred coins..."
Digifanatic: "Okay then. Can I please have my 2,000 back?"
Aribar (GM): "...Oh, right..."
Digifanatic: "No offense. I'm just making sure I have a fair deal."
Aribar (GM): He hands everything back but the 500 and then jumps for joy before disappearing... The dirt around the door too...
Aribar (GM): ... Intelligence check. .. Well, you can leave now. 10 EXP for defeating this challenge.
Digifanatic heads through the door, and pokes Gibby. "Don't worry, only me."
Gibby wakes up, yawns, and scratches his "butt". "What happened? Did you win?"
Digifanatic: "Well, for 500, he let me go."
Gibby: "Sweet deal."
Aribar (GM): You realize that door took you outside... You're on a balcony roughly two or three stories off the ground. This place is big... Pause on your group. Metal, Deloth, you're still in that chamber with the Fire/Earth and Wind/Water doors.
Metal Man shrugs and opens the fire door.
Aribar (GM): Metal: You find you can't push or pull it open.
Metal Man: "...Ok..."
Deloth tries to open it.
Metal Man tries to open the Wind door.
Aribar (GM): It easily opens... And water comes out of the connected room's floor to this one.
Metal Man: "Gah! I was just using this door to avoid the water!"
Deloth runs over to Metal.
Metal Man decides to enter the door.
Deloth: "Now this whole place is gonna flood!"
Metal Man: "Oh well."
Aribar (GM): Water cascades from the walls onto the floor... Most of it goes down through drains that keep the water at roughly three inches above the ground, but some is now running into the previous room. In the middle of the room is a status of a mermaid with a staff... http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/04.jpg
Deloth follows Metal inside the room "Uh, hi?"
Metal Man: "Hello."
Aribar (GM): The door slams shut behind you... Not like it matters.
Metal Man: "...Why are we talking to a statue again?" *He looks for more doors.*
Deloth: "Don't ask." *He walks up and examines the statue.*
Aribar (GM): There is a door on the same side of the room you came in, only farther down the wall.
Metal Man goes to that door and opens it.
Aribar (GM): Deloth: You see what was in that picture... On the pedestal below it there is some writing that you cannot understand. Metal would notice the same writing. .
Metal Man: "...Ahoy! Weird writing!" *He tries to read it.*
Aribar (GM): You remember the Smash Dex has a universal translator.
Metal Man takes the smash dex and activates the translator on the writing. "Smash dex. What the heck does this say?"
Dex: "Undine: Elemental of Water and Ice."
Metal Man: "...The two things I hate most... There's gotta be some sort of switch sitting around here."
Metal Man tries that other door again.
Aribar (GM): Oh, the door opens... Sorry. Didn't see it the first time. It also leads outside to a balcony like Gibby and Digi's door did, but not the same one.
Metal Man goes out on the balcony and looks down.
Deloth heads out to the balcony.
Aribar (GM): *SLAM!*
Metal Man: "...These doors are seriously getting on my nerves."
Aribar (GM): As Metal heads outside the door slams and locks... Trapping Deloth in the room of water.
Deloth: "Hey, lemme out of here!"
Metal Man: "...Stupid door." *He starts beating on the door.*
Deloth unsheathes his katana and looks around.
Metal Man: "I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll... make this door explode!"
Undine: "...Oh no... Did I mess up and forget to stop people from passing again?"
Metal Man (GM): *Sounds of door being beaten with a hammer.*
Aribar (GM): Metal: You aren't even making a dent...
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I could use Infinity Blade... but that might destroy the entire tower."
Deloth: "LIVING STATUE!!!"
Metal Man turns to the wall next to the door and starts attacking that instead.
Aribar (GM): The water elemental looks at Deloth... "Oh, it looks likes there is still one person left..." Metal: You break the wall... It leads to the room with the stairs and two doors.
Deloth: "Uh, uh..."
Metal Man: "Take that, you smart alecky wall!"
Deloth: "Why do you want me in here anyway?"
Metal Man triumphantly marches in through the hole in the wall and tries to break another hole in the wall leading to the room Deloth is in.
Aribar (GM): No luck there Metal. "...Ooh, I'm not supposed to let anyone pass without a fight..."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I'll just have to wait... although now I can just march into another door and beat up some more punks."
Aribar (GM): "So... Ummm... Prepare to die I guess..."
Deloth gets into a battle stance "Man, I hate water..."
Aribar (GM): *ELEMENTAL BATTLE!* http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/mp3/som41_-_meridian_dance.mp3
Metal Man patiently waits for Deloth.
Aribar (GM): Undine starts things off by casting Freeze! A ball of ice flies at Deloth.
Aribar (GM): 20% Ice damage.
Deloth gets hit in the chest with the ice ball.
Aribar (GM): ... You're cold, but not frozen luckily. Your turn.
Metal Man gets an evil idea. He starts attacking the ceiling by jumping up to it and then attacking it.
Aribar (GM): Quote from the site: Fire -> Ice -> Earth -> Electric -> Wind -> (Go back to beginning)
Metal Man: "Smash! SMASH!"
Aribar (GM): Metal: ... Let me check my map... Darn... Not over the... Ahh... You just hurt your head, Metal.
Metal Man: "...Curses. I wanted to tear this building apart from the inside."
Deloth attempts to hit Undine with a Flare Swipe.
Metal Man: "Now all I have is a headache."
Aribar (GM): Yup. That's a hit. Continue.
Deloth follows this up with a One-Two Stab.
Aribar (GM): "Gah! Evil fire user!" She manages to dodge... She doesn't look happy. "Coooold... BLAZE!"
Deloth: "Look, if you want me to stop, just let me out..."
Aribar (GM): The water underneath your feet erupt into blue flames.
Metal Man goes out on the balcony to see if there is anybody below worth toasting.
Aribar (GM): Metal: ... Hey, you can see more thieves going to fight Aribar and Zeni... There must be at least a thousand here! You're hit for 10% Ice, but nothing more.
Metal Man decides to throw debris at the thieves from above.
Deloth gasps... he's in bad shape.
Metal Man: "Your castle is shoddily built! I can destroy walls! Take this! And that! And this!"
Aribar (GM): Metal: You hit someone on the head and kill them for 0.00000000000000000000000000001 EXP.
Deloth scans Undine.
Aribar (GM): *DING!*
Metal Man adds that EXP to his sheet.
Undine Elemental of Water
STR: 10 (+0)
SPD: 20 (+5)
INT: 30 (+10)
Remedy: Undine completely cures all status effects on her.
Cure Water: Healing waters restore 20% HP to Undine.
Energy Drain: 10% HP is drained from a foe. +10 ranged roll modifier.
Cold Blaze: Pillars of blue fire erupt from the ground causing 10% Ice damage and a 50% chance of freezing the target. +10 ranged roll modifier.
Weapon: Water Staff (5% Ice damage, +0 roll mod)
This normally docile elemental has been chained here to make sure no one passes... She usually tries to freeze her targets and then heal.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... well, that was mildly worth it..."
Metal Man: "I can't just leave Deloth in there... but there's no way to smash in the walls either..."
Deloth glances quickly to see if Undine's chains are in range.
Metal Man: "...Maybe I can knock on the door." *He goes and knocks on the door to the water elemental room.*
Deloth: "Look, maybe we can work something out here."
Metal Man: "Hello? Anybody in there?"
Deloth hits Undine with another Flare Blade "I hate to do this, but I must get out of here!"
Aribar (GM): Metal: You get no answer from the knocking... But now your feet are wet from standing in the water. Miss! She tries an Energy Drain on you. 10% drained.
Metal Man: "I'm the... fiercesome Earth mailman! I have a delivery of pain for whoever's locked this door... ewww... water..." *He backs off, kicking the water off of his feet.*
Aribar (GM): Your turn.
Deloth uses a One-Two Stab on Undine.
Aribar (GM): Hit!
Deloth follows up with a Flare Swipe He punches Undine.
Aribar (GM): Miss, but you did put her at 61%.
Metal Man: "I really wish I had a crowbar... any genies hiding nearby?"
Aribar (GM): "Grrr... Cold Blaze!" She tries to freeze you again.
Deloth just barely dodges.
Aribar (GM): "Grr... Stand still, evil one!"
Deloth: "Me, evil? Look, who trapped you here? I'm only fighting because you won't let me out!"
Aribar (GM): "...You are a follower of my brother Salamander, the Fire Elemental... You must be evil!"
Metal Man punches stuff in morse code at the door.
Aribar (GM): "...I don't know... Who trapped me here..." Metal: You notice a fly buzzing around your head.
Metal Man: "Shoo. Shoo!" *He swats at it, not intending to hurt it, though...*
Aribar (GM): Metal: The fly dodges and lands right on your nose. ...
Metal Man carefully tries to flick it away from his nose.
Aribar (GM): ... It flies around and lands on top of your head.
Metal Man lightly rubs his head with his hand to push it away.
Aribar (GM): Deloth, you there? Metal: The fly starts ramming itself into your head... Tink, tink, tink... ...
Metal Man starts ramming his head into the fly. "I wonder why it's attacking me... surely it's a misguided fly."
Aribar (GM): It starts flying around in--Gah! There's more action here than in the actual mission! Deloth, you've got ten seconds.' 10... 9... 8... 7... 6... Okay.
Deloth hits Undine with another One-Two Stab.
Aribar (GM): El hit!
Deloth then hits Undine with a Flare Swipe He punches Undine.
Aribar (GM): Wait... Well, you miss... You punch Undine... No, your hand goes through her... .. She fades into nothing, leaving only her staff and some gems worth 100 coins behind.
Deloth: "What the heck?!"
Metal Man gets tired with the fly and punches the door again.
Deloth grabs her staff and the gems.
Aribar (GM): 50 EXP to you, Deloth. Water Staff: A bashing weapon dealing Ice damage. Maybe the door will open up now?
Deloth tries to open the door.
Aribar (GM): It opens! Wheee!
Aribar (GM): *Unpause of Digi and Gibby.*
Digifanatic: "Well, this is an odd situation."
Gibby: "Sure is..."
Aribar (GM): Well, the only way to go it appears is up the steps near you...
Digifanatic: "Well, guess we take the staircase..." *He starts climbing the stairs.*
Aribar (GM): Up the steps... And to a door with the Fire emblem...
Gibby climbs up. "Gee, I wonder what elemental THIS is?"
Digifanatic: "Heh..." *He opens the door, trying his best not to be burned by any ambush.*
Aribar (GM): As you open the door a wave of heat assaults you...
Aribar (GM): It is just then you realize that inside is a small ledge over a path of lava... Lots... And lots... Of lava.
Gibby: "Man, why'd we have to get the volcano room?"
Digifanatic: "That Gnome wasn't even of Fire..."
Aribar (GM): There is a very narrow pathway to the center of the room...
Digifanatic starts traversing the path very carefully.
Aribar (GM): Once at the center it branches out leftwards to a door, and rightwards to... A chest! *... Fall!*
Aribar (GM): Digi, you begin to fall into the lava... Unless Gibby tries to catch you you're doomed. Gibby stays on the path... A strength check to catch Digi and pull him up... DC 15.
Gibby tries catching him.
Digifanatic: *Burned to a crisp.*
Aribar (GM): ... ... ... ... Digi: 30% Fire damage and you rocket back up to the ledge.
Gibby: "Sorry 'bout that! It's these fins..."
Digifanatic: "Good thing I bought a couple of these." *He reaches into his pocket, pulls out a Mushroom, and eats it.*
Aribar (GM): Gibby: You've reached the crossroads... You can now either go towards the treasure chest (It has a narrower ledge), or the door...
Digifanatic: *15% healed.*
Gibby goes to the treasure chest, ever so curious.
Aribar (GM): ... *Shakes his head.* Do you really want to know what happens to you? ... Yes. You find... 300 coins in the chest!
Gibby: "YAY COINS!"
Digifanatic: *Back to 60%*
Aribar (GM): 30% Fire and you're back at the start.
Gibby: "You got another mushroom, Digi?"
Aribar (GM): ... 30% fire to Digi.
Aribar (GM): You manage to catch him and pull him up.
Gibby: "No problem."
Digifanatic: "But I wish it wasn't this bad to try and cross..."
Gibby: "There should be an easier way."
Digifanatic: "I wonder if there's a weak spot in the walls, switches, air conditioning..."
Aribar (GM): Intelligence checks for both of you. Digi: You notice a statue on the eastern wall... Looks like this guy: http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/07.jpg
Digifanatic: "Hang on..." *He walks to the statue.*
Aribar (GM): Uhh... It is above the lava. The pathway doesn't go anywhere near it. Gibby: You notice a couple slates in the floor loose... They'd make cool ninja throwing stars!
Gibby grabs hold of them.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder what we should do with them."
Gibby: "Fling them at enemies of course." *He hands Digi a couple.*
Digifanatic: "I was thinking that, but I dunno if that staue would like that or what..."
Aribar (GM): Gibby and Digi aquires 5 Rough Tiles each! Ranged attack rolls to throw them... 5% damage.
Digifanatic tosses one at the statue.
Aribar (GM): You easy hit it... And wake it up...
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Salamander: "...Who dares wake the great Salamander?"
Gibby points at Digi. "He did it."
Aribar (GM): ... You notice the lava rising... "...Oh really?"
Digifanatic tries to exit the door if at all possible.
Gibby: "So I'll just be going then..." *He slowly side steps away.*
Aribar (GM): ... The lava comes level with the ledge and pathway... The door is locked.
Aribar (GM): "...Then you may pass, person who woke me..." The lava suddenly cools making the entire floor walkable...
Gibby: "Now hold on a second... that doesn't sound very fair."
Digifanatic: "Thank you very much. SHH!"
Gibby: "Digi, don't leave me hanging!"
Digifanatic walks over to the door. "I'll tip him."
Aribar (GM): The other door opens as you go near it.
Aribar (GM): "As for you, marshmallow..."
Gibby: "I'm a kirby thank you very much..."
Aribar (GM): "Did you know I like smores?" Salamander has an evil look...
Digifanatic enters the door...
Aribar (GM): The door slams shut behind Digi... And Salamander gets ready to fight. http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/mp3/som41_-_meridian_dance.mp3
Gibby: "Look, I'll give you anything you want... how about money! I got plenty!"
Aribar (GM): "I'm not as bribable as my Earth cousin..."
Gibby: "Yeah? Well... how about... a nice BULLET TO THE FACE!" *He whips his gun out, and shoots him.*
Aribar (GM): "Gah! You hit me!"
Gibby then runs up to the guy, and attempts a running high kick.
Aribar (GM): Garrick: You have went through a glowing warp you found in the warproom... And you find yourself falling on top of a Fire elemental. http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/07.jpg ... He's on fire... .. And you fell on him...
Garrick Fy`aar immediately pushes off him and leaps back, patting out flames.
Gibby: "Garrick! How nice of you to 'drop' in!" *He chuckles.*
Garrick Fy`aar shakes his head, then looks to Gibby, pointing to the flaming guy "Bad guy?"
Salamander: "Gah! Only one person is suppose to face me! Oh well... Time for you to face the flames of defeat!"
Aribar (GM): Your turn, Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right then." *He runs up to the bad guy attacks with a Haymaker, probably burning him, but he can afford a little damage.*
Aribar (GM): Well, you hit... Surprisingly you don't get burnt.
Garrick Fy`aar spins up, his leg arching high as he drops his heel into the top of his head.
Aribar (GM): El hit!
Garrick Fy`aar continues onward with a flurry of kicks.
Aribar (GM): Miss!
Gibby: "Nice moves, Garrick."
Aribar (GM): "...NOW you've made me mad... EXPLODER!" ... The entire room is engulfed in an explosion, affecting everyone in the room... Speed saves, DC 16. 50% Fire...
Aribar (GM): "...Ah! Now I feel better!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls out from being toasted.
Gibby is now on the brink of death.
Aribar (GM): You dead, Gibby? Well, take your turn.
Gibby shoots at Salawhoever.
Aribar (GM): Miss! Garrick, kill the evil moving fire trap!
Garrick Fy`aar runs in right as he dodges the shot, slamming his fist into the fiery guy's face "You got stats on this guy, Gib?"
Aribar (GM): Hit!
Gibby: "Nope... but I'll gladly do it later."
Aribar (GM): Keep in mind scanning does not take up your turn.l
Garrick Fy`aar holds the fist there while he scans...
Aribar (GM): *DING!*
Salamander Fire Elemental
Blaze Wall: A wall of fire surrounds Salamander for 5 turns. Anyone who attacks the elemental at melee range takes 5% Fire damage.
Fireball: Three balls of fire fly towards a target and blast them for 15% damage each. +9 ranged roll modifier.
Lava Wave: A wave of lava covers the floor of the room before quickly cooling. 20% to all people on the ground. Speed save (DC 15).
Exploder: A huge explosion covers the room affecting everyone in it. 50% Fire damage to everything. Speed save (DC 16).
Weapon: Fire Staff (10% Fire damage, +5 roll mod)
Garrick Fy`aar quickly follows up with a series of punches, knowing the guy is almost down for the count.
Aribar (GM): And a miss! Don't you love defense? "Grrr... Take this, mortal! Fireball!" Three fireballs of doom fly at Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar takes two.
Aribar (GM): 30% Fire damage total. Boom! Like you shooting yourself? Sadly, no... Like you hitting Sala? Sadly, yes. 137%/150%
Gibby then attempts to do something cool... a matrixy jump shot thing.
Aribar (GM): He's now 2% away from death... Errr, 3%. I love anti-climatic attacks. "You... Cannot beat the power of Fire!" Garrick, care to finish the job?
Gibby: "Garrick, care to prove him wrong?"
Garrick Fy`aar jumps into the air, LEAPS off of Gibby's head, and DRILL KICKS HIM.
Aribar (GM): ... He's one dead Elemental.
Gibby rubs his head.
Aribar (GM): He fades into nothingness, leaving behind only his staff and some gems worth 100 coins. 50 EXP!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...sorry, Gib."
Gibby grabs el staff.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Saw the opening... had to take it. Didn't mean to hurt you." *He scoops up the gems.*
Metal Man and Deloth... I mean Metal and himself is now paused more?
Gibby: "It's ok... as long as I'm alive."
Aribar (GM): Fire Staff: Bashing weapon that deals Fire damage. The door is probably unlocked now.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright. Shall we continue?"
Gibby: "Yes... lets." *He heads to the door.*
Garrick Fy`aar follows the Gibster.
Aribar (GM): You both exit onto a balcony and join up with Digi, now pausing.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...erm... Gibby?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I thought you were a knight. Why the gun?"
Gibby: "I'm trying something new. I got bored of the sword thing."
Aribar (GM): Unpause on Metal, who is now alone... That fly chased Deloth away.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ah. Remind me, I'll teach you some tricks."
Metal Man: "...I must find something to do." *He heads up the stairs through that hole in the wall.*
Aribar (GM): There are steps on the balcony up to the next floor.
Metal Man manages to go up those stairs before Ari mentions them. "Let's see what's up here..."
Aribar (GM): You come on and see... A large open area... There is nothing here except a statue of Jinn ( http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/08.jpg ), and a large well behind it.
Metal Man punches the statue. "Anything in there?"
Jinn: "...Ow! Why did you do that?"
Metal Man: "Because... ...you talk. Now then. I have a one-of-a-kind deal."
Aribar (GM): It comes alive and floats in the air... He also summons up a saber... "...Oh really?"
Metal Man: "You pay me 500 coins, and I will not pass."
Aribar (GM): "Ummm... ...Okay. Now if only I had coins... Here's five hundred Geos, though!"
Metal Man: "Okay."
Aribar (GM): Jinn hands Metal a bunch of gems, just like the ones found on the thieves he killed earlier... The approximent coin value of them would be 50.
Metal Man: "Thank you. Now, I will not pass." *He turns back and leaves the room via the way he came in.*
Aribar (GM): "..." Jinn goes back to looking like a statue.
Metal Man tries to punch a hole in the ceiling outside of Jinn's room.
Aribar (GM): Eeh... There is no ceiling, though... It is kinda like a big open roof with railings on the side. That is what I meant by a large, open area .. There is a wall on the east side, though... And it is roughly twenty-ish feet high.
Metal Man tries to climb it.
Aribar (GM): It is a pretty smooth wall... STR check, DC 20. You make it up about twelve feet before falling down...
Metal Man now angry, decides to try to kick the wall in and enter whatever room is in side.
Aribar (GM): You stub your toe for 0.0000000000000000001% damage.
Metal Man: "...Hmmmm..."
Aribar (GM): Jinn sorta wakes up...
Metal Man turns to the door where the Jinn guy was. He decides to run his way through, as fast as possible, while scattering all his money (295 coins everywhere) "...There's no door outta this place anyway, is there?"
Aribar (GM): "...Nope... Just using this well, which must be powered up by my defeat..."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... okay... INFINITY BLADE!"
Metal Man (GM): *756 damage to Jinn XD.*
Editor's Note: Geez laweez! Aribar is just trying to GM a module here! Don't need to break out the cheesey broken moves against his weak minibosses, me!
Aribar (GM): ... *Twitch* Jinn falls back and into the well which begins to blow EXTREMELY FORCEFUL gusts of wind upwards... They may even lift you up to the roof. Which I am now assuming you're doing since you're away. Well, what is left of the two groups reach the roof of Salamander's chamber. ... In the middle of the roof, which is completely solid and such, is a large tower... Probably a twenty foot diameter.
Digifanatic: "Well, this is interesting..."
Aribar (GM): If you look off the edge you can see two ants fighting a bunch of other ants... Wait, no... Those ants are just Aribar, Zeni, and the thieves still... Though there don't seem to be many left...
Digifanatic: "I wonder if I would kill a thief by spitting at it... but I ain't gonna try it."
Aribar (GM): There is a door to the inside of the tower on either side (Both Metal's and Gibby's).
Gibby: "I'll try it!"
Digifanatic: "We might be high enough... anyways. I was only kidding."
Aribar (GM): Ready for the final match, Mets? All are in that miniature tower heading up some steps to the roof...
Digifanatic: "Hey Metal. How was your side of the story?" *He starts climbing up the stairs...*
Gibby climbs as well.
Garrick Fy`aar also climbs.
Aribar (GM): Once you reach the roof you all feel a strong magical aura... It is being emitted by a scroll in the hands of a heavily armored person.
Gibby: "Not... good... at all!"
Digifanatic: "Hey, it's that scroll Ari was talking about..."
Aribar (GM): This man is wearing incredibly spikey full platemail, and he has a sword on his back... That is just plain huge. The man's face is mostly hidden under a faceplate fashioned to look like that of a dragon.
Gibby: "Uhh... hi."
Tordek: "I, Tordek, welcome you Protectors of... You are not the Protectors of Whaller... Who are you?"
Gibby: "I'm Gibby!"
Metal Man: "I am Metal, the deadly Earthling! And defeater of Orlando! And Aribar's friend!"
Tordek stuffs the scroll into his pocket and unsheaths his huge Claymore... That he can hold in one hand.
Metal Man: "...And head of the Questers!"
Digifanatic: "Digi, friends of those two... And him." (pointing to Garrick)
Tordek: "... Earthlings are extinct... And you defeated Orlando? I highly doubt it... Ah, Aribar's friend... So you're weak scum."
Gibby: "...that looks like it can hurt."
Tordek: "What? The elf and his friends couldn't come themselves?"
Metal Man: "Look off the side of the tower."
Tordek does so... "... . All I see are dead bodies of my men."
Metal Man tries to boot Tordek off of the side of the tower!
Tordek: *You kick him... And he doesn't even move.*
Metal Man: "...Darn. I knew you wouldn't fall for that..." *Bad pun.*
Tordek: "... Hah! I thought you were actually going to push me off the edge..."
Metal Man: "Now then. Let's fight! And I'll show you the wrath of Earth! Though I have to be careful... I might accidentally explode this planet if that scroll does anything bad. So... whatever you do, don't try to misuse the scroll."
Tordek: *-=FINAL BATTLE=- Questers Verses Tordek http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/mp3/som37_-_the_oracle.mp3* "... I believe I should test out this scroll now... ."
Metal Man: "But... you might warp Whaller into a black hole like Earth was! ...Oh well."
Tordek begins saying the magical incantations... Before the thing is burnt into flames by a shot of lightning.
Metal Man: "...That was weird."
Aribar: "Alright! Thordain hit!"
Gibby: "Wow... how lucky are WE?"
Tordek: *Aribar and Zeni have apparently made their way up the tower...*
Digifanatic: "Hey you two!"
Tordek: "... It is too late... I have already summoned my troops!"
Metal Man: "...Oh well."
Tordek: *... Anyone who looks over the edge would see the entire rooftop covered with thieves...*
Digifanatic: *He looks over. * "Oh my goooooooooooooooooosh..."
Zeni: "...You guys take him on, we're guard your backs. Come on, bro!"
Tordek: *Both him and Aribar head back down the tower to combat the army of the thieves... . And thus the battle begins.* "I'll show you the true meaning of power!" *He dashes at Metal Man and slashes him. 25% damage.*
Metal Man is hit... despite both dice being off by 1 from giving him a dodge... "Ouch!"
Gibby pulls his gun out, and fires a shot at Tordek.
Aribar (GM): Your gun penetrates his armor.
Gibby then blows out a wave of fire at him hoping his armor gets all... hot and stuff.
Tordek lunges out of the way with unimaginable speed.
Digifanatic: "Wow. Heavily armored and fast..."
Garrick Fy`aar meets him at the end of his lunge, smashing into him with a Haymaker.
Tordek: "Gah! So, you want to play rough?"
Digifanatic: "NICE SHOT!"
Garrick Fy`aar puts a HUGE dent into his armor He jumps up and strikes with a Gamma Drill Kick.
Tordek is drilled.
Garrick Fy`aar follows up with a jap...
Tordek: "Pathetic..." *He stops Garrick's punch with his hand.*
Garrick Fy`aar smirks at Tordek "Your armor isn't all it's cracked up to be, slick."
Tordek: *Digi, go.*
Digifanatic scans the boss.
Captain of Thieves
STR: 40 *(+15)*
SPD: 30 *(+10)*
INT: 10 *(+0) *
Multicut: Tordek slices an enemy d3+1 times and deals 25% damage per attack. +15 melee roll modifier.
Rain Slash: Energy swords rain down upon the Questers hitting them all for 25% damage each. Speed save *(DC 15)*.
GigaSlash: Tordek's Claymore gains tremendous strength and plows down a target for 125% damage. +15 melee roll modifier. Deals 125%. +15 roll modifier.
Evil Slash: Enchanting his blade with evil energies, Tordek slices an enemy for 40% Dark damage. +15 roll modifier.
Weapon: Claymore *(25% damage, +15 roll modifier)
A mighty foe and one of the higher ranking Thieves. His sword skills are nearly unmatched and he has learned a legendary move: The Gigaslash. It is said that no one has beat him in a fight. If met, run.
Digifanatic tries a Fire Punch and hoping something connects.
Tordek catches that punch in his hand as well.
Digifanatic: "Argh... get em, Metal!"
Tordek: "Fools... Not even Zeni Hunter himself could match blades with me!"
Metal Man: "You're the boss!" *He using the last of his overdrive mode, glows red and fires several blasts of red lasers at the thief.* (Don't worry, this isn't cheap.)
Editor's Note: Well geez! Why don't you just tell Aribar, "I AM INDIGO MONTOYA. ALL BOSSES I DON'T APPROVE OF WILL DIE."
Gibby: "Thank you, captain obvious."
Tordek is hit all but once.
Metal Man (GM): 38% damage per hit, and that uses up all my overdrive points... I'm thinking of making 8 the maximum OP.
Metal Man now must build up his overdrive gauge again! ...So he smacks Tordek with a Giga Stab.
Metal Man (GM): 7% and insta-daze if that hits.
Metal Man follows up with a Mach Punch.
Metal Man (GM): 5% damage if that hits.
Tordek: "Grr... You shall be... The first... To die!"
Metal Man then Giga Stabs Tordek again.
Metal Man (GM): 7% if that hits.
Tordek manages to dodge the evil stab. "Grrr... . YAAAAAAH!" *He raises his Claymore into the air above his head and it glows a golden color before he SLAMS it down on Metal.* "Giga SLAAAAAAAAAAASH!"
Metal Man: "As you can see now, I am a real Earthling."
Tordek: *125% damage.*
Metal Man is hit! 125% damage... let's see...
Metal Man (GM): 147/130...
Metal Man dies mainly because he gets a bad roll.
Tordek: "I shall NOT be cut down today, man of metal... ."
Metal Man is cut in two. Whenever he comes back, he just walks out of a door and steps in place of where the other him was destroyed.
Gibby fires another shot at the evil one.
Tordek watches as the bullet doesn't even pierce his armor... He looks at the new Metal. "... You should be dead!"
Garrick Fy`aar tries to sweep Tordek to the ground with a sweeping kick.
Tordek: "Stop that, fool!"
Garrick Fy`aar leaps up and Drill Kicks him again.
Tordek is hit.
Garrick Fy`aar goes for a quick jab.
Tordek can't dodge it, but watches as Garrick's hand hits the armor... With no effect.
Metal Man stabs, punches, then stabs Tordek again before being blocked.
Tordek is stunned...
Metal Man: "Your defense is great... but I shall eventually destroy you!"
Gibby performs his fire breath at Tordek.
Tordek watches as the flames don't even heat up the armor...
Garrick Fy`aar goes for another Haymaker.
Metal Man repeats what he was doing earlier.
Metal Man (GM): Same result as before. 3 hits, 19% damage, dazed.
Metal Man repeats almost exactly what he did earlier.
Tordek: "Arrg..." *He can't move...*
Gibby tries... a super cool jump shot!
Tordek watches Gibby shoot a bird flying in the distance.
Gibby: "Must... nothing... WORK!?!"
Metal Man: "...Just more for me, I guess. I'll eventually regain overdrive mode and speed up my stab-punch combo."
Garrick Fy`aar goes for another Haymaker.
Tordek adds a two to that...
Garrick Fy`aar drill kicks him... again.
Metal Man (GM): Whoops.
Metal Man actually misses entirely. D'oh!
Tordek watches as Metal misses... He still cannot move...
Gibby SHOOTS teh Tordek.
Tordek: "Ow! Why you little... Puffball!"
Gibby then performs a fire breath attack! *...and misses.*
Garrick Fy`aar jabs him good.
Metal Man continues... "I'll just keep this up until you admit that Earth rules you thieves!"
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. 13% damage, dazed again.
Tordek dodges the third. "Arrg... QUIT THAT!"
Metal Man: "What're you gonna do? Stab me?"
Tordek: "...Something far worse... Sword Rain!" *He tosses his sword into the air where it then rains down hundreds upon thousands of little needles of pain... Hurting his own troops as well probably.*
Metal Man's speed sucks.
Tordek: *You both dodge...*
Metal Man (GM): *And so, Tordek kills his own troops.*
Tordek watches as the Questers emergy unscatched and he basically murders most of his troops.
Gibby: "Nice going..."
Metal Man: "...I don't know which is worse... that time a boss exploded itself or that."
Gibby takes out the salathingy's staff, and whacks Tordek with it. (what do I roll?)
Metal Man: "Hmmm... just a few more hours of punching and stabbing him ahead..."
Tordek watches as the staff bounces off of his armor...
Metal Man: "That armor sure is tough. Let's see what happens when I unendingly continue to stab and punch it."
Gibby: "Well... this thing's useless."
Metal Man (GM): Well, this time, 24% damage, yet more daze...
Tordek: "I've had ENOUGH of you! Giga Slash!"
Metal Man is hit... but survives anyway.
Tordek watches Metal get SLAMMED for 125%.
Metal Man has 5% HP left.
Tordek: "... No one has ever survived that attack before..."
Metal Man: "Tsk tsk tsk... I'm called Metal Man, not plastic man."
Gibby scans the staff... maybe he's using it wrong.
Staff of Salamander
Bashing Weapon. STR modifier to hit.
Gibby: "...that's IT?"
On a successful INT check (DC 15) you may shoot three fireballs at a foe that automatically hit for 5% each.
Gibby: "Ah... there we go."
One-hundred charges of Fireball (Spell above) remain.
Gibby: "Lets try it out..." *He points the staff at Tordek, and attempts a three fireball attack.*
Metal Man: "...Gibby... those Blue Jays are NOT the target. They might attack you!"
Gibby: "I... hate birds..."
Tordek: *... Gibby does shoot some more birds down...*
Garrick Fy`aar attacks with another Haymaker.
Metal Man does his thing... one punch... He barely hits.
Tordek: *Well, it hits...*
Metal Man (GM): 5% damage... Overdrive mode!
Metal Man's armor opens up again, revealing yellow lines of energy, and he looks more crazed, like he was when the battle began.
Tordek: "... What trickery is this?!"
Metal Man: "It is time to destroy you! ULTRA SHIELD!" *He glows, and a large shield with Metal's emblem, the moon, blocks attacks from hitting Metal. "Recover!" *He recovers some HP... ending his turn.
Tordek: "..." *He stands there again...*
Gibby taps the staff on the ground, and tries the fireball attack again.
Tordek: "Gaah! It burns!"
Gibby takes out the magic gun, and shoots him!
Tordek: *Magic indeed... You hit him!*
Gibby then TRIES to end things with his fire breath attack.
Tordek: *No luck...*
Garrick Fy`aar goes for a heel drop.
Garrick Fy`aar ducks low and sweep kicks him.
Tordek: "Damn you and your kicks!"
Garrick Fy`aar leaps up and drill kicks him.
Metal Man uses another Meltdown Attack to give Tordek a pounding.
Tordek: "No! I shall not be defeated by the likes of you..."
Metal Man's turn is ended, he must brb. Someone tell him what happens when he comes back.
Editor's Note: And the log cuts out here, unfortunately... guess we have to infer what became of Tordek by the next data.
Metal Man (GM): You would somehow have to find a way to cut the metal and then shape it somehow... It would be hard finding the tools.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ari, can your people do this?"
Aribar (GM): "Oh, what? Umm... ...There is a colony of dwarves on Dragonfire Island that may be able to do it, but it would take many days to travel to the nearest port and book passage there."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and you say we won't be able to come back to this planet after we leave?"
Zeni: "Well... The original plan was to destroy this scroll and all knowledge of how to make it lest the thieves get a hold of it again."
Metal Man: "Didn't you destroy it? I mean, earlier, with the lightning and everything."
Zeni: "We planned to destroy both copies, ours and theirs. Wait..."
Metal Man: "Well... maybe we could edit the spell..."
Zeni: "Your... Your base of operations is very tightly defended, correct?"
Metal Man: "Yes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I just want to talk with these...'dwarves'..."
Metal Man: "It has survived everything. Vast attacks of armies, all of which failed."
Zeni: "...Maybe we can store the scroll there and whenever it is needed it is right there..."
Metal Man: "Any intruders wound up not doing much, or being defeated. Like... the item combiner... Some guy stole it... we got it back. Then, later, some evildoers stole some soup. They took the fake vat of antifreeze instead."
Aribar (GM): "...What about that, Metal? Zeni might have actually had his first good idea..."
Metal Man: "Well, it is a good idea. It would be an honor to store it. Nothing has really been stolen from our HQ without being quickly returned."
Aribar (GM): "Excellent! Then it can be stored there and whenever we need to go to Whaller I can be a guide... Heck, maybe I can contact some old friends and open up a trade route. Well... Is everyone ready to warp back?"
Metal Man: "And with this, we have prevented a repeat of a disaster we had on our home world. Yes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "As long as I can get in touch with those dwarves later on, yes." *He scans the armor before he leaves * "Dex, make a copy of the composition of the metal."
Aribar (GM): It shows the same stuff as earlier.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Store that data for later. Alright, let's get back to the Stadium."
Storing... Storing... Memory card full. Please insert a new one. (Just kidding! It stores.)
Aribar takes the original scroll from Zeni and waves goodbye to his brother... He speaks the incantations of the spell and the Questers begin to feel as though they're falling through the air...
Aribar (GM): *... Well, the Questers are falling through the air... Everyone falls to the ground from the ceiling of the Warp Room.*
Aribar: "...Oof... Never was good with teleportation spells, but at least we're back..."
Metal Man: "Whew. That was fun."
Garrick Fy`aar lands with a thump, shaking off that feeling "Very. Now, if you'll excuse me." He turns and walks out of the Warp Room, through the Big Room, and out into the hallway. If Mewtwo is there, he just passes by him without saying a word. He heads straight for Oak's lab. He turns in when he gets there, looking about for the professor "...doc?"
Metal Man (GM): Oak is there, tinkering with his Item combiner.
Charles Magellean shakes his head.
Oak: "Hello Garrick. Have some items to combine?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, actually. I'm calling in a favor. How good are you with... firearms?"
Editor's Note: Then things got OOC and discussions of Garrick's special gun were had. TO BE CONTINUED... NEXT LOG!