Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 130: Three Threats
Date: 6:35:26 PM, January 27th; 12:24:18 PM, January 29th; 10:36:18 AM, January 30th, 2005.
Yurie: *2 rounds of stun.*
Metal Man (GM): The stun disappears... he's getting even tougher! mus-nite.mid I suggest you play that. @_@ Matek is now surrounded by a red haze, the ether foaming like magma.
Yurie: "Porom... is O.M.N.I. Being charged?"
Aribar dashes up and delivers another Tri-Bolt Slash.
Metal Man (GM): Three hits! Matek's eyes are glowing fiercely.
Aribar then follows up with three more swift slashes from Moonlight. These aren't charged with electricity or magically enhanced, however. "Whaller's Fury! Yah!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit.
Wolfman hopes this fight gets done soon.
Matek: "I'll destroy you... you... cannot survive!"
???: "Perhaps now you regret taking my comrades on."
Matek: "Nonsense. I have power to spare."
Yurie: "Not for long you won't..."
Matek: "My true energy is being unlocked. Every time I kill one of them, the Void makes me stronger."
Wolfman really needs to use the Crush now... he jumps, curls, and spreads outward.
Matek: "His will is being fulfilled... soon enough, I shall become a God!"
Yurie: "Hey! BRICKHEAD! The Void has been DESTROYED!"
Charles Magellean: *A dim light appears behinds the group. It gathers into a transparent familiar figure.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Matek: "Correct. I shall become stronger than The Void!"
Wolfman has missed a full screen attack.
Yurie reaches into her coat and pulls out what appears to be a key...
Metal Man (GM): Miss again.
Matek: "It's time to finish this!"
Wolfman lands awkwardly... how did he miss?!?!? He is REALLY angry now.
Aribar blinks and looks about for that voice... If he hears it, that is.
Matek: "Grrrrr... Ganondorf's Triforce, give me the power! GIVE ME THE POWER! DESTROY THEM ALL!"
Charles Magellean: "Yurie, Aribar... I sense this person is causing great pain to the both of you."
Aribar: "...Locos? Am I going crazy and hearing voices now?"
Charles Magellean: "Together, my spirit came even into this realm."
Metal Man (GM): Matek glows, and Aribar is targeted by an unholy rune... ...TEN of Ganondorf's lightning attacks, except now made of dark energy, flies at him. 50% per hit, if any hit.
Aribar is hit thrice... Or is he? He is hit thrice for 75%... Death!
Charles Magellean levitates so now his spirit is bobbing up and down above his comrades.
Metal Man (GM): Matek, having killed Aribar, then starts charging up a HUGE attack.
Wolfman really wanted that crush to land......
Charles Magellean: "I can sense your desperation, mad man."
Matek: "I am winning, fool. They have no chance to defeat me."
Yurie: "Actually, we do."
Matek: "With the great power of the Triforce and the Void's last will, I shall destroy you all."
Metal Man (GM): Matek is now ripping with alternating purple and black energy... the teleporter is powering up.
Yurie Yurie draws her sword, unleashing a pair of Swallow Swings at him.
Wolfman: "You have no idea... now what do you want?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit!
Matek: "You should have listened to the warning... for by coming here, you have doomed everything..."
Yurie then leaps over to him, unleashing the KASUMI.
Charles Magellean: "I came here an alternate route, Metal look alike. You caused great suffering to my heirs, so it became my duty to guide them!"
Yurie then follows with the No Moment attack.
Metal Man (GM): Matek is starting to crack. One hit.
Porom and Palom unleash everything on him, Porom casting Fira, Palom unleashing Holy.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit.
Porom follows with a Thundera.
Matek: "...You... cannot... win..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie: *CRACKOOM! 25% and STUN! She he continues with another Fira!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie: *another 30%!*
Metal Man (GM): duel.mid Matek and the entire area begins to shake and crackle.
Yurie leaps away from him, sliding the key into a small port in her Dex.
Charles Magellean: "I sense your power level is dropping rapidly. I offer you one last chance to stop this insane plan and we will let you go."
Matek: "...Fire your blasted OMNI at me... I shall fire back! ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION ENERGY!"
Metal Man (GM): Matek glows... all of his attacks are summoned at once...
Wolfman REALLY wishes that crush worked... we'd be done with this.
Yurie: "Not likely. I designed the O.M.N.I to destroy would-be gods. THIS IS ADMIRAL D'RAKETEUR! YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO FIRE!"
Charles Magellean looks down to Yurie.
Matek: "Allmighty powers of darkness combine! DESTROY!"
Charles Magellean: "I see you've done an excellent job commanding my empire."
Metal Man (GM): The teleporter glows, the attacks combining into a huge black beam.
Charles Magellean looks back to the powers.
Yurie suddenly, the music just... stops. *Final Fantasy 7: Sector 7 Hath Wrought the Angel* She suddenly, the ground around Matek glows as a circle of magic forms... then another forms around it... then another, then another... until ten concentric circles of power surround Matek. The universe ripples... and far below, they can see the... bottom of Valhalla Fortress as a gigantic lens is lowered, pillars forming around it, pinpoints of rainbow light crackling and focusing on it....*
Metal Man (GM): Matek's beam concentrates into a black hole, immediately sucking in the walls... though it's positioned now to go up against the other attack, so right now it's just causing a high-powered gust. So now, everything but the floor is clear, static-y looking ether.
Yurie: "OMNIPOTENCE NEUTRALIZING MEGATON INTERDICTOR CANNON! ENGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!"
Charles Magellean: "...!"
Matek: "ULTIMATE BLACK HOLE OF INFINITE DARKNESS!"
Charles Magellean: "You've... improved on the cannon. Well done."
Yurie (GM): the lens glows... then explodes forth in a gigantic rainbow-colored beam of pure energy.
Metal Man (GM): The black hole acts as a shield... but is hit by the beam.
Yurie (GM): The beam itself is about as big as the Valhalla Tower.
Metal Man (GM): Matek glows....
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly, an explosion is heard. Either the beam or the black hole is winning... but you can't see, it's all exploding. You start hearing sonic booms.
Yurie (GM): The energy crashes into the hole, huge pulses of light rushing along it. And it just keeps coming...
Wolfman is getting nervous... and angry... WHEN WILL THIS END?!?!?!?
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE* The entire room is exploded. A huge explosion that engulfs everything. *BZT* *BZRT* *BAZBZZZZZ* Nobody is ko'd specifically, but everyone is now at 1%, including Matek.
Charles Magellean is not affected.
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is burnt up, the teleporter in bits and pieces. Well, I mean at 1% total HP.
Yurie: "..." *Cough.*
Metal Man (GM): Not that they only took 1% damage.
Wolfman shakes himself off... STILL angry.
Charles Magellean just blinks a couple times.
Metal Man (GM): Matek gets up, creaking. He's missing an arm and... looking more blasted than angry.
Yurie: "...not bad for a test fire..."
Wolfman: "That was a TEST?!?!?"
Yurie: "Well... yeah..."
Charles Magellean floats down to Yurie.
Matek: "...The teleporter... you set it off prematurely... and... warped us to somewhere else..."
Yurie: "We just finished installing it last week." ^^0
Metal Man (GM): You notice the walls are no longer Ether. They're just metal. Matek coughs out a huge dust ball.
Charles Magellean: "If I could touch you, I would smack you."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone: +2000 EXP
Wolfman gets a quick look at the surroundings before focusing on Matek... to kill or not to kill?
Charles Magellean turns around.
Metal Man (GM): You already have eight bazillion coins, so no more for you. Also... The dead people wake up, at 1% HP as well.
Sumner: "Wolfman, is NOW a Level 11 Hero!"
Deloth: "Uhn... what happened?"
Charles Magellean: "You can blame the person in charge of the cannon."
Wolfman: "Basically, we went through hell and back. Pray we don't go through that again."
Gibby: "Wha... what happened?" *He holds his head in pain.*
Yurie walks over to Matek... then promptly conks him on the head with the pommel of her sword.
Charles Magellean rubs his spiritual chin, then hovers on over to the person known as Matek.
Yurie: "Fall down now."
Palom: "I do believe..."
Porom: "...that that was a big boom..."
Espen: "No duh." -.-
Metal Man (GM): You hit Matek... ..*WARP* ...That wasn't your everyday death... He just disappears.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door out of the now ruined room.
Charles Magellean looks to Yurie with a disappointed face.
Metal Man (GM): twilightzone.mid
Deloth stumbles over to the door.
Wolfman: "...let's just go."
Charles Magellean just tsks and shakes his head.
Metal Man (GM): ...You're out in front of Zio's cave.
Gibby limps out with the others.
Aribar stumbles towards the door... He's sheathed Moonlight and is now leaning heavily on Grunty's staff. "...This isn't where I think it is... Is it?"
Palom is quickly moving around, healing people...
Charles Magellean: "Um... I do believe it is, Aribar."
Wolfman wonders how on earth they got to Zio's cave... something isn't right.
Deloth: "How are we going to get back to the Stadium?"
Charles Magellean: "We's in front of the Happy Go Lucky Cave!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio walks out... and nearly falls over, looking at you.
Gibby: "Thank you, Yurie."
Charles Magellean: "...plus a dark sorcerer."
Wolfman turns to Zio... oh boy, what does he want?
Aribar: "...You're still alive?"
Yurie (GM): VERY loud cursing is heard inside the temple...
Gibby: "We can't ever get a break, can we?"
Zio: "...I sense a great disturbance in the energy of the world. ...Can I help you?"
Gibby: "You? Help us?"
Zio: "...Dark Force dictates that we balance the world."
Wolfman: "Where is the balance at then?"
Zio: "Every 1000 years... like, 1 year ago, we're also supposed to destroy the world."
Aribar: "...And you failed."
Zio: "Currently, this 'Matek', as my God has told me, has upset the balance to... himself. Yes. I failed. I have to wait 999 more years before the time comes."
Charles Magellean: "He went away to the underworld."
Gibby: "That stinks."
Wolfman: "He somehow defeated an enemy of ours named Ganondorf and took his Triforce of Power if I remember correctly... think that might have done the trick?"
Charles Magellean: "Yeah, but we got that triforce part back."
Wolfman: "...did we?"
Charles Magellean: "If I could touch you, I would smack you."
Zio: "...You mean this?"
Wolfman: "I am behind a desk for the most part now you know."
Metal Man (GM): Zio walks over to a dead gargoyle, and pulls out a shiny triforce piece from its forehead.
Zio: "I will gladly give the Triforce of Power back to you."
Gibby: "Uhh... thanks..."
Wolfman: "...somehow, we've worked together in the past. Let's hope we can do it again now." *He accepts the Triforce of Power.*
Aribar: "...Why are you being so nice?"
Zio: "Matek threatens our existence. Both of ours. You have sent him back to the Dark World. But chances are, he will strike again... after unsealing himself."
Charles Magellean: "Yes, we have sent him back to the Underworld."
Wolfman: "I think that is easier said than done... he took nearly everything we threw at him. He even avoided my Wolf Crush."
Zio: "...Also, it would be unlike us to attack you while you're down. What did he say gave him his power?"
Charles Magellean: "Some clown. Named...'Da 'Noid." *He shrugs.*
Wolfman: "I thought it was The Void."
Gibby: "You mean Void!"
Charles Magellean: "I mean what I said!" *He levitates up quickly and summons loud thunder.*
Zio: "The Void? He's dead. Anything else? Like why the Void was giving him power?"
Gibby: "Something about a will..."
Charles Magellean: *Loud thunder is heard.*
Wolfman: "I don't recall that... however, he is lethal at controlling Ether."
Charles Magellean hovers back down.
Zio: "A will? ...The Void is trying to attack you from beyond the dead. It appears he threw the last of his energy to power up this buffoon."
Charles Magellean: "I'll say this."
Gibby: "Yeah... he said that the void said he would be a god if he defeated us."
Aribar: "...Hrm..." *He tries to pull out his Dex and see if they can get a warp out of there soon... Sounds like a storm's brewing.*
Charles Magellean: "The Void will stay dead."
Dex: *KKRSSSCHSKSSK* *Static.* "EMP pulse has disabled your dex. Please call Professor Oak for repairs."
Deloth: "How are we going to get out of here?!"
Wolfman: "We walk, or find someone with a teleporting station or spell."
Aribar: "Ummm... Zio, can we... Stay in the cave until the storm stops?"
Charles Magellean: "Aribar, you don't ask---nevermind."
Zio: "I will make sure you are healed... before you have to trek home."
Aribar: "Thanks... We won't kill any of your civilians..."
Charles Magellean: "Says you! I need more gargoyle stew!"
Gibby: "I can't believe I'm saying this, but thank you, Zio."
Zio: "Thank you. I've told them that we are threatened by something more."
Wolfman: "Locos, hush."
Zio: "Then just take that corpse, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "I WILL NOT BE SILENCED!"
Charles Magellean looks up to the sky and points to Wolfman.
Gibby: "What else is new..."
Charles Magellean: "Smite Him!"
Metal Man (GM): FYI, the 'room' you were in is now just a cylindrical shell, the outside and inside burnt crispy black.
Wolfman: "Oh come on now... just accept the offer and don't go attacking or grabbing anyone here."
Gibby yawns. "I... could use a bit of a rest."
Aribar walks into the cave... He sits down about ten feet in... He doesn't want to go too deep into Zio's domain...
Zio: "I shall stand out here and... examine that shell you people brought with you."
Gibby: "Sure... go right ahead..."
Yurie finally walks out of the doors...
Gibby heads into the cave with Ari.
Charles Magellean: "It's a shame you did not know that I caused about 200 of your *Slaves* to become androids."
Yurie: "...Locos... shut up."
Wolfman just sits down next to the nearest wall... he can sleep wherever, and can easily wake up in 4 hours in case he needs to stand guard.
Yurie: "Oh, and by the way. This is my thanks for your gift."
Charles Magellean: "...your gift? Ah yes, now I remember."
Yurie aims the dex at the floating orb and presses the MUTE button She then presses the 'DISCONNECT' button.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You notice that the exact opposite soundwaves of what you are saying is projected at you... Yurie is unable to hear you. The dex managed to do that... about the only thing working besides powering up and beeping.
Wolfman has gained Quirk: Agile.
Charles Magellean: .oO(Hmm... perhaps I should work around this little weakness of ours... gift? ...Uh oh... I hope the gift tags weren't reversed... Could this mean... Yurie got the low carb bars by mistake!? Doesn't matter. I'm not able to ask since she reversed the polarity of supernatural voices on me. And I'm just about to wake up!) *He disappears in a poof of smoke.*
Metal Man (GM): Later... Digi and Aribar: You wake up... somewhere else than where you slept, apparently. Inside a building. A dark building ..In black chairs, no less. The ceiling is black cottage cheese style, the floor is interwoven blocks of obsidian. The walls are black slate, with light coming from the corners.
Aribar blinks and yawns... He tries to get up to stretch but notices he's bound to a chair. "Wha... ? Where am I!?"
Digifanatic wakes up and looks around..."Okay, what in the world is this?"
Metal Man (GM): The room is a rectange. On one of the shorter sides, there is an open door. To your lefts, is a locked door. In front of you, is none other than Zio.
Zio: "It is... so nice to see you again."
Aribar: "...I knew we couldn't trust you!"
Zio: "Trust? Me? Only soft people trust. You've gotten all mushy in the wake of villains who spill their plans right into your laps."
Zio: "You two are the first to feel my power."
Zio: "For, you see, long ago... remember the original Quester Hunters?"
Aribar: "...We killed them."
Zio: "Yes. And no. But I will not be answering that question in any more detail. Well... they failed because they lacked motive."
Aribar: "...What did you do with the others? And where are we?"
Zio: "The others are in a safe place. Now then. As I was saying... the Quester Hunters had no reason to destroy you. It was foolish, and pathetic. Alys proved that in the end. Oh yes. Alys. I almost forgot."
Metal Man (GM): Zio laughs evily.
Zio: "She has been... destroyed."
Zio: "Dead. Annihilated. Dust."
Digifanatic: "How dare you...!"
Zio: "While Matek distracted you, I finished her off with the Dark Energy Wave. And that's not all... You two have been chosen for a different fate than your doomed friends."
Aribar tries to struggle against his bonds... He tries to break them through brute force.
Metal Man (GM): You fail to break out.
Aribar: "You won't destroy us this easily..."
Zio: "Destroy you? Never! Why... that would be so mean... I'd rather tell you what will happen to your other friends. For you see... on their way back home, they shall discover nothing less than the chaos emeralds. Alas... touching them will turn them to stone. PERMANENTLY!"
Digifanatic: "Oh my... How would that happen?"
Zio: "However... you will be unable to tell them. For I have placed a curse on both of you."
Aribar: "...Petrification? ... We should have killed you when we had the chance. ...What kind of curse?"
Zio: "If you blab or stop them in any way... you will both simultaneously explode. And become nothing more than ghosts! Both of you will suffer the fate if either one of you tell. But that's not all. Every mission, these sort of things will happen. I will tell you what will be bad before each mission, whether you like it or not. Talking about any of them will be your doom."
Digifanatic: "And how will you know if we let the cat out of the bag?"
Zio: "Simple. The curse is forever stuck to your souls. If you tell them, it will both mute what you're saying and make you explode."
Aribar: .oO(Why me? Why does the bad stuff always happen to me? First my arm was cut off, then I was bit by a vampire... Then I was possessed by the Sword of Darkness... And now this!)
Zio: "Now... there is another choice... Join me... forever... as vampire assassins! You have 10 seconds to make your choice. Vampire, or Curse. Ten..."
Aribar quickly glances about the room for any trace of their equipment.
Zio: "Nine... Eight..."
Digifanatic: "Well, whaddya say?"
Metal Man (GM): The equipment is nowhere to be seen.
Aribar tries to break his bonds one last time...
Metal Man (GM): You break out... but Zio does nothing to stop you.
Aribar: "I choose... Neither!"
Digifanatic tries the same.
Zio: "Six... Five..."
Aribar aims his arm at Zio and fires a Terrorbolt at him!
Metal Man (GM): Digi's chair falls backward.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him.
Zio: "Three. Two. Last chance to lose that curse on you. ONE!"
Digifanatic: "Uhh... I don't--ahh!"
Aribar then attempts to run up and kick Zio.
Metal Man (GM): Zio blocks your kick with a wall of darkness.
Metal Man (GM): You surprised him with the terrorbolt, but he is NOT amused.
Digifanatic: "How dare you do this to us!"
Zio: "Stop this, or die instantly rather than slowly from the inside."
Metal Man (GM): Zio lifts up his hand... charging Dark Energy Wave...
Zio: "I command you to get back in your chair... unless you want to die."
Digifanatic: "Please Ari... this is not my fault or yours..."
Metal Man (GM): I just said a while ago. Two doors. One is open behind the chairs... Left is locked.
Zio: "Do not move anywhere else than to the chairs, insolent Quester."
Aribar backs towards the chair, but doesn't sit down.
Zio: "Now then... now that you know the terrible secret that will destroy the Questers... begone!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* Aribar and Digi: You appear outside what used to be the cave.
Aribar blinks... "... Dammit!"
Digifanatic: "Oh my gosh... what in the world just happened?"
Metal Man (GM): It's now a towering fortress of steel. Zio's voice lingers in your minds.
Aribar: "...We're screwed... Our friends are doomed..."
Zio: "If you tell anything about this, even what I am doing or did to you, you WILL die."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You're outside the cave. You just got up, and are at full HP. You see Aribar and Digifanatic, chatting. You didn't catch what Aribar said, though.
Garrick Fy`aar groans and gets to his feet, looking to Ari and Digi "...what's happened now?"
Aribar hrms, trying to think of a loophole...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well? I'm waiting."
Aribar: "Nothing... Just saying how beautiful it is out... Yeah..."
Garrick Fy`aar arches an eyebrow, then shakes his head.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Don't want to tell me? Fine, I'll figure it out sooner or later."
Metal Man (GM): Besides the towering fortress, there's a beautiful grass land around... you can see that it's a good path to the stadium as well. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/Smb3grld.mid
Digifanatic looks around. "Ari, wanna head back to the Stadium?"
Garrick Fy`aar starts for the stadium, his hands in his pockets.
Metal Man (GM): You head towards there, noticing the many grassy hills. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/Song6.mid
Aribar sighs... There is nothing he can do... The elf readies his equipment and trudges along behind Garrick.
Digifanatic decides to follow Ari...
Metal Man (GM): You jump across some pits on the way, too small to worry about.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what is with this crappy background music?"
Metal Man (GM): You encounter a cluster of 5 ? blocks.
Digifanatic: "Okay, this is just plain weird..."
Garrick Fy`aar arches another eyebrow, then punches his fist up into one.
Aribar shrugs his shoulders... He blinks and looks at the blocks. "You don't see those every day."
Digifanatic hits a couple of blocks.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick gets a super mushroom!
Garrick Fy`aar pockets it and keeps going.
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets TWO Super Mushrooms!
Aribar hits a block.
Metal Man (GM): Another super mushroom, for Aribar. There's one block left.
Aribar hits the last one.
Digifanatic: "You can take it, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): Another mushroom... weird luck ..I guess that's where all the non-2s went. Oh well.
Aribar: "...Geeze... That hurts your head... How does Mario do it all the time?" *He continues down the path.*
Metal Man (GM): You continue along, and notice a small castle in the distance.
Aribar: "Hrm... Is that a castle? I wonder why someone would build a castle way out here?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I agree..."
Metal Man (GM): You reach a small plain ..Infested with Goombas.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what is WITH this..."
Digifanatic: "I know..."
Metal Man (GM): There's no other way than though the herd of goombas.
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "At least there's enough for all of us!"
Digifanatic: "Heh, yeah..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's just get this over with." *He draws his gun and slaps in a number 1 clip*
Metal Man (GM): 14 Goombas. The goombas hear Garrick and start moving towards you. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/smb3hammer.mid You may attack twice regardless of hitting or missing.
Garrick Fy`aar cracks his neck and empties eight regular shots in two separate Goombas.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit, miss miss hit miss. Goombas go last, too. 0 goombas killed. Duh, Digi.
Aribar casts Thordain on the two Garrick hit and two others.
Metal Man (GM): It teh misses! Do your next action.
Aribar: "Grrrr..." *He dashes up to the first Goomba and tries to strike it into the horizon with a True Strike.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Aribar: "Take THAT!"
Metal Man (GM): It's still alive.
Digifanatic: "Those Gooms sure take it somehow..." *He heads to the Goomba Ari went for and tries the SMB Punch...*
Metal Man (GM): Digi misses the slowest enemy yet. @_@ Goomba turns. Goomba 1 goes to headbonk Aribar. 15% damage. Oh, do your second attack.
Digifanatic rolls his eyes and tries hitting the same Goomba with the Golf Club.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Goombas 2-5 attack Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: *gets hit by one of those.*
Metal Man (GM): 15% per hit. Goombas 7-10 attack Digi. 15% per hit, as always. And Goombas 11. 12. 13. and 14. attack Aribar. 15% per hit.
Aribar: "Gah!" *Is hit twice.*
Garrick Fy`aar scans the lot of them first, thinking something might be up. Goombas usually aren't this tough.
Aribar: "What is with these things? We used to totally destroy these guys!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... something's up..."
Metal Man (GM): Dexing stuff takes up an action, now.
Attack: Headbonk d20+10 15% damage
Desc: Bowser has apparently been training his goombas or something. His entire army has become slightly tougher.
Aribar: "SLIGHTLY? That's an understatement! Ah well..."
Garrick Fy`aar uses his last action to fill that weak Goomba with another four shots.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit.
Digifanatic: "Nice shot..."
Metal Man (GM): Goomba 1: Toasted. Only 13 more Goombas to go!
Digifanatic: "I'd sure like a Starman sometime soon..."
Aribar rushes up to Goomba 2 if it still exists and unleashes the wrath of Tri-Bolt Slash upon it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Goomba 2 explodes. 12 more to go! You can repeat stuff, too.
Aribar follows up by unleashing a shocking Thordain spell upon the four nearest Goombas.
Metal Man (GM): Those four are all hit.
Digifanatic: "Nice, Ari..." *He goes to Goomba 4 and tries a Fire Punch.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic keeps it coming, this time with a Super Mario Punch "Ah, he's learned..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss. The goombas turns.
Digifanatic: *X Accuracy power gone from last session.*
Metal Man (GM): Goombas 3-7 attack Garrick with headbonks. 15% per hit. Goombase 8-12 headbonk Aribar. 15% per hit. Goombas 13-14 attack Digi.
Aribar dodges all but one... He may be dead.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT!
Digifanatic: *105% even *(total damage)
Aribar is at 125/100... Yup. He dies.
Digifanatic uses a Mushroom to try and hang on *90% total ALL BADGES FOR 80%+ and 90%+ ACTIVATED.*
Metal Man (GM): Did you have a mushroom before? Those were super mushrooms. The ones that make you big. Not healing mushrooms. The ones that make you feel good. Ok.
Garrick Fy`aar flicks a small button on his gun, the gun humming as fire is added to three shots. He aims and blasts a single Goomba with six of the Incendiary Shots.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. miss hit hit. Goomba 3: Incinerated.
Digifanatic tosses a Microwave at Goomba 4
Metal Man (GM): Goomba 4 explodes.
Digifanatic: *Microwave still available He then uses a Fire Punch at Goom 5*
Metal Man (GM): CRIT!
Charles Magellean pulls out his wet, smelly, and enormous bass he keeps in his back pocket and allows it to give Aribar a big ol' wet smooch.
Metal Man (GM): Goomba 5 explodes. Goomba turns.
Digifanatic: "Finally... I'm getting some chances here..."
Metal Man (GM): Goombas 6,7,8,9, and 10 attack Digi in a last ditch chance to stop the annihilation. 15% per hit... you may counter attack the last one if yer alive. Yes. Yes. You're at... 140%... you die.
Metal Man (GM): Goombas 11, 12, 13, and 14 attack Garrick. 15% per hit.
Garrick Fy`aar ...dies too.
Aribar comes down from the revival platform... He cries out and goes into a dance of death with the Goombas, slashing one of them with Tri-Bolt Slash!
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Goombar 6: Dead.
Aribar then follows up by Tri-Bolt Slashing Goomba 7. "Aaaaaarg!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Goomba 7 dies in an explosion of electricity. Only 7 more to go! ...All 7 attack Aribar. 15% per hit.
Aribar manages to dodge three attacks...
Metal Man (GM): So, 60% total damage. Digi and Garrick come back. The goombas... weak in low numbers... tough in hordes.
Garrick Fy`aar growls and blasts a Goomba with another six rounds of fire shots.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss hit hit miss. The Goombas are getting cocky. Looks like they think they can still win. That it, Garrick? Yeah, ok.
Aribar tries another Thordain on Goombas 8-11. "Bolt!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Aribar then follows up with a Magic Barrage on the one Garrick hit. "By Whaller, you'll die!" He sends five missles to home in on that Goomba and strike it for 5% each... 25% total.
Metal Man (GM): ...It doesn't die.
Digifanatic: "Hmph... that one needs to go..." *He assesses the situation... a swing of the club'lll do it...*
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Do yer next move.
Digifanatic tries attacking that Goom once again, this time trying a Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Miss! The Goomba that Aribar tried to kill, Goomba 7, attacks him. 15%
Aribar: "Ow! Evil little thing..."
Metal Man (GM): Goombas 8,9,10,11,12,13,and 14 attack Garrick. 15% per hit. If he wasn't killed again.
Digifanatic: "Those stupid pests..."
Garrick Fy`aar just blasted another Goomba with Incendiary Rounds then.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss miss hit hit Goomba 7 meets a fiery demise. 6 more to go! Bowser must have gotten more power or more paranoid... these Goombas seem tough.
Aribar: "Thordain!" *Zaps Goombas 8-11 some more.*
Metal Man (GM): MISS MISS MISS (Echo)
Aribar has very bad aim... He rushes up to Goomba 8 and Tri-Bolt Slashifies him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit! Goomba 8 finally dies. Oops. Got mixed up in there somewhere. Yeah, goomba 9 exploded.
Digifanatic: "They must have steroids or something..."
Metal Man (GM): There's 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 left.
Digifanatic uses the Microwave on Goom 10
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Continue.
Digifanatic is kinda peeved... he tries the Thunder"storm"--being it just a lil spark at the time.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's time for: Attack of the Goombas! Gooombas 10-13 attack Aribar. Goomba 14 attacks Digi.
Aribar probably dies... Yup.
Metal Man (GM): 15% damage per hit. Whoops. Subtract 5 from those rolls. The Goombas are now rather small in force.
Garrick Fy`aar switches his rounds to the number 4 clip, then unloads 3 rounds into a Goomba, all of them fired up with Incendiary charge.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit. Does that end yer turn, Garrick? Aribar misses his turn because he's died.
Digifanatic uses the Super Mario Punch on Goomba 10...third time could be the charm...
Metal Man (GM): Somehow, the Goombas continue to hold their own. They're very disciplined. You miss!
Digifanatic: "I hate those buggers..." *He uses a Golf Club swing...* "HOW DARE THOSE..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss... you have some bad luck today. Goombas 10-14 attack Digi. 15% per hit. 45% damage it is.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads another three dum dum fire shots.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss Hit miss miss Goomba 10 dies! Goombas 11,12,13,14 remain.
Aribar: "You die now... THORDAIN!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Digifanatic downs his Midshroom (also bought before the other session)
Metal Man (GM): These Goombas are... the toughest grunts ever, so far.
Digifanatic: *HP +30% He then uses Fire Punch on goom 11*
Metal Man (GM): Reroll that. You hit. Goomba 11 is almost dead... Goombas 11-14 attack Garrick. 15% per hit. If he's still alive there.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads onto two more Goombas. Same attack.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit miss miss miss Goomba 11 dies.
Digifanatic: "Well... slow and steady is winning the race..."
Metal Man (GM): 12, 13, and 14 are left... both sides seem equally ravaged.
Aribar Tri-Bolt Slashes Goomba 14.
Metal Man (GM): 'Cept there's 5 of you (Counting lives) and 3 of them. Hit hit hit... DEATH.
Aribar does the same on number thirteen. "I've had it with you!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit... 1 Goomba left
Digifanatic: "Well... here we go..." *He starts the hopeful last kill with a Fire Lunge.*
Metal Man (GM): ...I'll say that hit. Continue.
Digifanatic uses the other action with a Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): ...I'll just say that hit and killed it anyway. *Poof* All Goombas destroyed. You gained: 420 EXP. You also gained 100 coins each.
Aribar huffs and puffs... "That... Was... Hard... The next bunch of Goombas we see we're avoiding!"
Garrick Fy`aar grumbles "...come on, let's just keep moving."
Aribar continues forward.
Digifanatic follows "Those Gooms were crazy..."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the castle.
Aribar: "...It is agreed that we'll never speak of being beaten up by them, right?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...now, why are we coming here again?"
Metal Man (GM): It's blocking the way to the only bridge across a river.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... this better not be filled with Koopas and stuff..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, might as well keep going." *He heads into the castle.*
Digifanatic follows cautiously.
Aribar sighs, remembering... It... He follows the others, hoping that it was just a big lie.
Garrick Fy`aar loads in a number 1 clip as he goes, glancing around.
Metal Man (GM): You enter. The main room has two doors. The left one says 'Lava Room' The right one says 'Trap Room'
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a plaque above the two, too. 'No Marios!'
Aribar: "...I say we go through the Trap Room."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick decides to take a rest. You can open the door and take a peek inside.
Aribar opens the Trap Door but quickly steps aside just in case something comes out of the door.
Metal Man (GM): You see another door... and three buttons. It says 'Press the right button to open the door. The wrong button does bad things.' Another door inside the room inside the door you are looking at.
Digifanatic: "I wonder what would happen if you hit with a projectile?"
Metal Man (GM): The middle button is red. The rightmost button is green. And the left-most button is blue.
Aribar: "...This is easy..."
Digifanatic: "I'll take the green one..." *He pokes the green one.*
Aribar: "Oh... I was about to do that, but okay."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEP DING* The door slams shut behind you.
Aribar: "...Any more random sounds?"
Digifanatic: "What in the...? Oh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Slits open up in the ceiling. The room starts filling with... oil.
Digifanatic: "Fire in the hole!"
Metal Man (GM): Flammable oil ..A thing on the ceiling opens up to show... one of those living fireballs.
Metal Man (GM): It's in a glass case...
Metal Man (GM): Which is slowly opening.
Digifanatic presses the blue button "Come on..."
Metal Man (GM): The button shocks Digi for 25%.
Aribar rushes to the red button.
Digifanatic: *ZZT* *ZZT* "GAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: The button has super-glue on it. Your finger is now stuck to it.
Digifanatic: "I have a feeling why..."
Aribar: "...We're doomned..."
Metal Man (GM): The oil is up to your knees.
Digifanatic: "They won't let us in until that PODOBOO..."
Metal Man (GM): The podobo is about to fall.
Digifanatic tries catching it before it hits the bottom.
Aribar tries to pull away, but to no avail... "It's been nice knowing you, Digi!"
Digifanatic: "DAH! This is it..."
Metal Man (GM): ...It falls on your head, and you fall into the oil. *EXPLODE* Everyone is reduced to 1%. The oil is gone... the room now burnt black. Aribar's finger is now free. The door ahead opens... Bowser's laugh is heard.
Aribar looks into the other room.
Metal Man (GM): ...The way ahead is a rather dainty looking wooden bridge dangling over the black abyss.
Aribar: "...They don't pay us enough."
Aribar heads out onto the bridge.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: A plank breaks right after you walk over it.
Digifanatic: "Ooh boy... that's nuts..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The planks are ALL broken on the second half of the bridge.
Aribar: "Oh-woah! That was close..."
Metal Man (GM): All that is left is the rope hanging there.
Aribar hrms... He goes to hand onto the rope and scoot across. "I... Hate... This!"
Digifanatic: "How does he do it..." (in reference to Bowser's traps... I'm pretty sure that's his doing)
Metal Man (GM): You climb across... you're almost there.. ..A fire brother appears at the other end.
Fire Brother: "Halt, or I'll burn the bridge!"
Aribar: "...Oh, come ON!" *He stops.*
Fire Brother: "There is a 10,000 coin toll for crossing this bridge!"
Fire Brother: "Pay it or die!"
Digifanatic: "I've got enough coins!"
Aribar: "I just got to reach that side to pay, though... I can't hang on and pay you at the same time. Is this okay?"
Fire Brother: "Well then, just pay it away... and you, over there! Come over here! This should work."
Metal Man (GM): The Fire Brother extends a plate stuck to a pole to Aribar.
Digifanatic: "Yes?" *he starts walking over. * "I have enough money."
Metal Man (GM): Digi: SPD check.
Aribar attempts to hang onto the rope with his legs and drop 10K onto the plate.
Metal Man (GM): Digi falls through the bridge to his doom. Aribar: You succeed.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: -1 life.
Aribar continues forward and to safe land...
Fire Brother: "Sorry about your friend... he really should climb the rope."
Metal Man (GM): the Fire Brother lets you pass, Digi appears on the safe land with you, magically minus 10,000 coins.
Fire Brother: "One last trap ahead. It's a doozy!"
Digifanatic: "I believe that..."
Aribar: "...Can you just let us pass it without us having to be tortured by it?"
Metal Man (GM): There's one last door.
Fire Brother: "My brother tried that. Bowser personally tossed him into the Lava room."
Aribar sighs and heads into the last door.
Fire Brother: "Bowser believes in security first, safety last!"
Digifanatic: "I take it he used to toss hammers or boomerangs..."
Fire Brother: "Yeah, boomerangs."
Metal Man (GM): The next room has no exit. Just a table with three items... and a bowser statue.
Digifanatic: *Moaning* "Oh, this is GREAT."
Metal Man (GM): The three items are: Banana, fire flower, or... box with ??? on it!
Digifanatic: "I think that question mark box is the trap du jour."
Aribar: "I take it we're suppose to do something with these items and the statue..."
Metal Man (GM): In the corner of the table, it says... 'Made with help from E Li Three's official trap making book' Some speakers play the sound of a clock ticking.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I dunno what we do with the items, but I have a feeling that staue burns real fire..."
Aribar: "...I say we eat the banana and torch the box."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... makes sense. But that box... It could have that oil, or even worse... TNT."
Aribar tries to open the box if possible.
Metal Man (GM): The box opens... *FLASH.*
Metal Man (GM): The box teleports shut. It doesn't want to be opened.
Aribar: "...Uhhh... Yes, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I'd say opening that box would give away the trick then... But I like your idea."
Aribar: "To eat the banana and torch the box? Okay..." *He goes to eat the fruit, and stops if told to.*
Metal Man (GM): It looks tasty.
Digifanatic: "Then again... that banana might me poisoned..."
Metal Man (GM): You eat it.... *Camera pans to outside of castle. Castle implodes like hollywood casino being demolished. Camera pans back to now dead Aribar and Digi, and a bowser statue... they're outside now* Digi is not dead.
Aribar is completely dead... No lives left...
Metal Man (GM): Well... the way to the bridge is open! ...But Aribar is dead.
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *Struggling to move...*
Metal Man (GM): But you got to the stadium! But Aribar is dead.
Digifanatic: "Well... this is certainly odd..."
Metal Man (GM): No, that means you get no EXP for the part after the Goombas. Digi gets 500 EXP and 1000 coins. You can walk to the stadium now, Digi.
Digifanatic heads into the stadium...
Metal Man (GM): Digi enters the stadium, with a charred Aribar.
Digifanatic: "I'm the weak one and yet..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo immediately pops in.
Mewtwo: "What happened to you?"
Digifanatic: "Hello, Mewtwo. You... do not... want to know."
Mewtwo: "This looks... horrible... why did that nearby castle explode? I mean... implode."
Digifanatic: "Blame me... I was the one that suggested Ari eat Bowser's Imploding Banana..."
Mewtwo: *smacks face.*
Digifanatic: "Yup... the Trap Room..."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario comes out.
Dr. Mario: "Oh-a my gosh-a! He's-a burnt-a! This will require-a lot-a money-a!"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario takes Aribar to the sick bay. Digi is fully healed.
Dr. Mario: "Good thing I packed the Stadium Revive-a machine-a!"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario pulls out a sort of raygun, and shoots Aribar with it. Aribar: You wake up in Dr. Mario's sickbay... with Dr. Mario pointing a gun at your head.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I just hope Bowser doesn't slip Donkey or Diddy one of those..."
Dr. Mario: "He's-a Alive-a!!!!"
Aribar: "...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! DON'T KILL ME!"
Dr. Mario: "Uhhh... I just-a revived-a you!"
Aribar: "Then why are you point a GUN at me?"
Dr. Mario:"My-a fault-a... it-a looks like a gun-a..." Dr. Mario shows you the side of it. 'Melee Stadium Revival Gun' "Now then... the-a gun-a, it was-a expensive-a. So I-a took-a all-a of-a your items-a."
Dr. Mario: "Oops... I meant-a all your-a coins-a! Your items-a are fine-a."
Aribar: "...Every last one?"
Dr. Mario: "All-a them... too-a expensive-a! The gun-a cost-a 1 trillion-a coins-a! Professor Oak-a makes-a them. I'm-a in debt-a."
Aribar: "...Every last one?" *He seems to be in a bit of shock...*
Dr. Mario: "And-a not even-a Skyhigh's items-a could pay for that-a! All-a your coins-a. You still-a have-a your weapons and items-a."
Dr. Mario: "If-a you want-a them back-a, make Professor Oak lower-a his prices!"
Aribar: "Remind me to never die again... "
Dr. Mario: "That's a good-a idea."
Aribar goes and collects his items... He makes sure he has Moonlight, those two mushrooms, Grunty's Staff, and the Magic Wand.
Metal Man (GM): All of them are there ..And a piece of paper, signed 'E Li Three' ...Looks like it came out of the banana. There's a letter inside.
Aribar looks at it.
Metal Man (GM): 'This banana is 100% explosive, made from the finest gunpowder and... c-4. I have enchanted it to implode when eaten, though. Signed, owner of E Li Three's trap shop, E Li Three.'
Aribar crumples up the paper and throws it at the nearest trashcan before heading to the Stadium library.
Metal Man (GM): You head to the library.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Can I help you, Aribar?"
Aribar: "I need all of the books on curses you have..." *He hopes that doesn't cause his head to asplode.*
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Okay... Curses. Lists of. Written by Dr. Mario. Most curses are also known as 'Status Effects'. Are you looking for something outside of those?" *Specialized curses are different.*"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Specialized curses. They can do almost anything, and are fast-acting."
Aribar: "...I need to know how to break curses."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "The only way to break them is to get the caster of the curse to dispell it, have a healer dispell it, or kill the cursing one..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Certain magical items have been known to even reverse the after-effects of a curse that was triggered."
Digifanatic walks into the library, kinda by chance. "Whoa Ari, what's going on?"
Aribar: "...Ah! Excellent! Oh, Digi, good news..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "These items are rare and expensive."
Digifanatic: "About what?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "There is no list of curse-reversing items, though."
Aribar: "Thank you, SIMBER... That is all... Now..." *He walks over to Digi and whispers to him,* "I've just researched some possible cures for this curse..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Library module put on idle mode."
Digifanatic: (whispering back) "Oh..."
Aribar: "We either have to kill Zio, get him to dispell it, or get a healer to dispell it."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Should this activity which you just did be logged?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Activity deleted. Information deleted. All traces deleted. Replaced with normal/idling statistics."
Digifanatic: "Thank you."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You see Ari and Digi in the library on your way to the kitchen.
Digifanatic walks back out, motioning Ari to follow.
Aribar: "...I think I'm going to head to Locos's ex-base to see if I can get any help there..." *He follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, my system changes appear to have worked.
Gibby follows them. "I wonder what they could be up to..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: They disappear into a teleporter. However... One note on the Matek fight.
Gibby scratches his head. "That's odd..."
Metal Man (GM): You got a game over, so you get 200 EXP instead of 2000, and no money. Same goes for Deloth when he comes on.
Garrick Fy`aar is currently in the locker room, warming up. He's never done this before... but how hard can it be?
Yurie: Garrick :10 .......... Link : 10.......... Link : 10 ..........
Garrick Fy`aar sits on a bench there, smoking one of his few cigars. He reaches into his jacket and pulls out the M150, slidding in a number one clip and cocking it, then setting the blue gun on the bench beside him. He lets his mind go blank, focusing... He glances to the door, wondering if anyone will show up to wish him luck. He shrugs, then leans back and takes another puff on his cigar.
Metal Man (GM): The battlefield will be the Quester HQ, yet again! Amount of items will be... Very High!
Garrick Fy`aar glances to his Dex, pondering the battlefield and items. He shrugs again, then cracks his neck and waits... "...figures."
Dex: "The battle is ready to begin."
Garrick Fy`aar stands up, double checking everything on him. The new equipment he purchased at G&Ws shop, the M150, his own special gear. He takes the last puff on his cigar, then flicks it away. "...well, here goes nothing."
Metal Man (GM): The steps and the door out opens. Yurie: You may be the announcer. Link has already stepped out onto the stage.
Garrick Fy`aar starts walking toward the door that lead him up into the arena. He steps on his flicked cigar, grinding it down with the heel of his boot before stepping out into the light.
Metal Man (GM): Link, as usual, has a silly smile on his face. His equipment looks... foreign to you, somewhat different than what he usually uses. One wonders if he hasn't found another Termina... but this is not the place to ask.
Garrick Fy`aar arches an eyebrow, then shrugs it off. Whatever comes, will come. "Ready, slick?"
Metal Man (GM): The holo-arena glows... and forms. You're now inside the HQ, with the good old burning bar of doom and the television. Garrick is by the bar, while Link is by the television.
Yurie: Garrick :10 .......... Link : 10 ..........
Link: "I'm ready for anything!"
Garrick Fy`aar smirks "We'll see."
Metal Man (GM): Link draws his sword.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Three. Two."
Garrick Fy`aar drops into a new stance, his gun at the ready.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "One. START!"
Garrick Fy`aar starts off with a series of regular shots, his new Goldeneye badge glowing as his shots seem impossibly true.
Metal Man (GM): *Cue whatever you'd have for the theme of the Quester HQ* Well, through luck, hit hit hit hit hit miss hit hit. All but 1 hits.
Metal Man (GM): He isn't quite blasted back, you just hit him several times.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Thought you said you were ready, slick."
Metal Man (GM): A Rush Coil and a Calcium drops into the arena, aaand... A Wind Pearl... And a Star Egg. Link starts out by throwing the Cuckoo of doom at Garrick!
Garrick Fy`aar leaps to the side and rolls away.
Metal Man (GM): And gets a horrible roll. It flies away, out the window. Link then whips out his bow and fires a barrage of ice arrows at Garrick! 10% per hit... how many hit?
Garrick Fy`aar ducks under the first, then leaps out of the way of the second and third. There's also a chance of being frozen. GM Obviously does not like this absurd AC Activated Link continues firing the arrows at you. Two hits. 10% damage for each. You're frozen solid!
Garrick Fy`aar gets pegged with two of them, blocking the third He growls, his feet being frozen in place.
Metal Man (GM): Enemy loses the next round, unless hit with a fire attack before it's their turn. It's now the next round. More items appear.
Yurie: *Garrick: 11*
Garrick Fy`aar breaks free of the ice, but can't attack. Not this time. He watches Link, trying to read his moves.
Yurie: *Link: 11*
Metal Man (GM): Protein and... a bomb drops into the arena. Link, with a greedy look on his face, grabs the protein and uses it first. He gains 5 more STR temporarily.
Garrick Fy`aar curses under his breath, seeing Link beef up.
Metal Man (GM): Then he hurls the bomb at Garrick, using his old knowledge.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Watch the sword, watch the sword... watch the bomb..."
Metal Man (GM): It careens into the TV behind you. *SMASH* The TV falls on you, dealing 20% damage.
Yurie: *Garrick 10, Link 12*
Metal Man (GM): Link finishes his turn by shooting at Garrick with yet more ice arrows.
Garrick Fy`aar roars and smashes up through the TV, glaring at Link. He quickly leaps up and away from the arrows.
Metal Man (GM): All miss, but make the ground slippery! -2 bonus to attacking Link with melee attacks. Next round, your turn.
Garrick Fy`aar growls and unleashes another barrage of regular shots.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
Garrick Fy`aar follows that up with a trio of incendiary shots.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss miss! And now, for more items! The items from the first round disappear. Another Star Egg, and... Yet another Rush Coil! Link, not wasting any time, takes out his Megaton hammer, and SLAMS it into the ground.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what the..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: SPD check to jump the earthquake it causes. You leap over it... but now a whole TON of objects are falling and being knocked over. 5 more SPD checks. The TV, three bookcases, and a chandelier are falling at you. Succeed, Succeed, fail fail fail. 20% from the two bookcases hitting you. 15% more from the chandelier's fiery explosion.
Yurie: *Garrick 9, Link 13*
Garrick Fy`aar pushes away from all the junk. "What IS it with you and having things fall on me?!"
Metal Man (GM): Link then throws the Cuckoo... using the Rush Coil to propel it at you faster! ...Through bad luck, it too misses.
Garrick Fy`aar ducks and rolls again, dodging.
Metal Man (GM): Link goes back to shooting Ice Arrows at you.
Garrick Fy`aar gets pegged with two shots.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits, 20% damage. Not frozen. Your turn.
Garrick Fy`aar growls, just barely alive He switches clips, his first clip falling to the ground, then disappearing to return to his jacket holster. He slams in another clip and blasts Link with a trio of powerful dumdum rounds.
Metal Man (GM): Miss CRIT miss... if Link survives, he gets TWO retaliation attacks. You slip on ice the first one, shoot Link the second, then slip on ice some more. Nope. Link is still alive.
Yurie: *Garrick 8, Link 13*
Metal Man (GM): Link then decides to get his revenge! He starts by hefting yet another Cuckoo at Garrick. It misses. So, he goes with more Ice Arrows! One hit. 10% damage. No freeze. Now, for yet more items! The ones left from the second round fade out. Sleepy Bomb... Psychic Amethyst... Holy Diamond... And X Defend. Link quickly takes the X Defend, boosting his AC by 3. Then he shoots more arrows at Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Blasted items..."
Metal Man (GM): All miss.
Garrick Fy`aar ducks away from them.
Yurie: *Garrick 9, Link 12*
Metal Man (GM): He does it yet again, anyway. Hit hit miss. 20% damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: *rolling to stay...*
Metal Man (GM): Not frozen. Garrick is finally defeated, with Link barely hanging on at 116%.
Yurie: *Garrick 9, Link 14*
Metal Man (GM): While Garrick is gone, some more items fall. Items from round 3 disappear. Yet another Psychic Amethyst! Two Berserk cubes! And a bomb. Link's turn to do anything he wants... he just decides to taunt. Garrick returns. His turn.
Garrick Fy`aar reappears, leaping off the return pad and unloaded SIX dumdum shots into link.
Metal Man (GM): 0 hits! Link just blocks them with his shield.
Yurie: *Garrick 8, Link 15*
Metal Man (GM): Link, now really feeling at ease, decides to throw the bomb at Garrick ..It misses, as usual.
Garrick Fy`aar dodges, searching for a way to get past his guard...
Metal Man (GM): Link decides to shoot Garrick with Ice Arrows. Hit hit! 20% damage. No freeze. Garrick is si-teh flattened. He is stunned, and takes 35% damage. So, Garrick loses his next turn and more items appear.
Garrick Fy`aar shakes off the stun, shaking his head furiously and ridding himself of it.
Metal Man (GM): A debarrier cube, items from round 4 disappear... More like round 9. Ice bomb appears. Link decides to throw the Debarrier cube at Garrick. In a weird sort of explosion, Garrick's met hat disappears.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, you've got to be kidding me..."
Metal Man (GM): Then Link hurls the Ice bomb at Garrick. Garrick, SPD save. You dodge it as it freezes bookcases together. Finally, Link throws the Cuckoo at you!
Garrick Fy`aar ...gets hit.
Metal Man (GM): It finally connects. BOOM! 25% damage. New round, round 10. Last round of Link having the extra STR.
Garrick Fy`aar skids back, yelling out in pain. He quickly switches clips and fires off a flamming rifle shot at Link.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It also sets the bar on fire. Link is FINALLY defeated... his first life, anyway. His STR goes back to normal.
Garrick Fy`aar uses his second round to switch clips again, slamming a regular clip into his gun and waiting for incoming items.
Metal Man (GM): Okay, your turn ends... in comes items! Another ice bomb... A Power Charge... And Madam Grunty's Deadly Cube of Doom. Next round, Link reappears. Your turn, Garrick. The cube of doom looks much like an all-black soccer-ball sized cube.
Link: "Show me what you've got now!"
Garrick Fy`aar fires off a four fire shots first...
Metal Man (GM): Only 1 hit.
Garrick Fy`aar follows up with picking up and chucking the ice bomb at Link.
Metal Man (GM): He avoids it. It... puts out the burning Bar fire. Yet more items fly in. Red Essence...
Garrick Fy`aar looks at the Grunty cube, then quickly back to Link.
Metal Man (GM): Insanity Potion... And yet another X Defend! Link decides to hoard items. He drinks the insanity potion, then uses the X-Defend, and then kicks the Grunty cube at you! ...He hits himself, causing blindness, stun, and paralyzation of himself.
Blindness 4 The enemy is blind. -8 to all rolls, and -4 to AC. This lasts for 6 rounds.
Stun 4 Enemy loses next round, and the round after that, all attack rolls lose their bonuses.
Paralysis 3 The target's to-hit bonuses and AC are halved, rounding down. Lasts 3 rounds.
Metal Man (GM): Now then. I dare you to try to hit Link.
Garrick Fy`aar smirks, then switches clips to his dumdum rounds and unloads on him.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit. Somehow you manage to miss him... all those X Defends musta done it.
Yurie: *Garrick 9, Link 12*
Garrick Fy`aar fires three more times.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss. A blind, stunned, and paralyzed person is still able to avoid those... magical. Oh well. More items appear. Astral cube... And Death Sunglasses.
Garrick Fy`aar tries to do as much damage as he can in such little time. He fires 6 flamming dumdum rounds at him...
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit miss hit. 4 hits. Link dies. However, in reappearing, he's now fully healed.
Garrick Fy`aar: "One more, slick. One more."
Metal Man (GM): Your turn again, Garrick. There's plenty of items laying around already. Link also has two more rounds of being hyped up on X-Defends.
Link: "That was just so that you'd think I'm losing."
Garrick Fy`aar: *He unloads on him with dumdum rounds... again.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit. Link, who is now rather... angry... Well, items come in first.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...he's gonna pull something big..."
Metal Man (GM): Madam Grunty's Official Power Sword flies in... And white gloves. Link picks up the sword, the insanity potion still going.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Thought you had a good sword, slick."
Link: "But this one... is more powerful for a short period of time!"
Metal Man (GM): Link runs at Garrick, now looking rather fearsome. No hits? ...He turns around and repeats it anyway!
Garrick Fy`aar dodges the slashes, using his gunman speed to duck and dodge. He gets nipped by one hit, though.
Metal Man (GM): A single hit... 25% damage. That thing is literally... POWERFUL.
Garrick Fy`aar spins around Link, using every bit of speed he has, and unloads six more dumdum rounds into him...
Metal Man (GM): If it wasn't for how he was trying to slice you like some sort of lettuce, he'd have done much more damage. All miss. The X-Defends wear out. More items come in. Dark Crystal... Madam Grunty's Power Pole... And a Sleepy Bomb. Link starts out his turn by hurling the sleepy bomb at Garrick. Garrick is not effected. Then he attacks Garrick with some more insane slashing. One hit again, I see... 25% damage. Then he switches to a more conventional attack... Ice Arrows, anyone? 5% damage per hit, and... Garrick is frozen solid.
Garrick Fy`aar goes skidding back, taking each arrow in the flank as he gets frozen again.
Metal Man (GM): So, next round, Garrick is frozen. More items appear. Rush Search...
Garrick Fy`aar breaks free of the ice on his turn, using some flamming bullets, but can't attack just yet.
Metal Man (GM): Fright Bomb... Fire cube... and Light cube. Link decides to attack Garrick with more rabid slashing. Miss miss CRIT!
Garrick Fy`aar gets nicked again...
Metal Man (GM): 50% damage. Garrick is killed... Link uses this turn to put on those old white gloves right before they disappear. Garrick reappears.
Link: "We're even now... heheyeahahahaahaahaha!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls, thanking whoever is up on high that the X defense has run out, and unloads another six dumdums into him.
Metal Man (GM): One hit. Piece of Power appears! Link gladly takes that, his power being increased. The Piece of Power theme plays. Link then shoots at Garrick with deadly Ice Arrows. 20% damage each.
Garrick Fy`aar gets hammered, skidding backward.
Metal Man (GM): Then he attacks with... Cuckoo of Doom! It just baaaarely hits you, dealing 30% damage.
Garrick Fy`aar goes flying...
Metal Man (GM): Yer also frozen from the last batch of ice arrows. So you're at 110%, frozen. Need to roll the roll to stay in.
Garrick Fy`aar skids on the ground, badly damaged and frozen to the ground. He blasts free of the ice, but he's probably doomed by now...
Metal Man (GM): More items a-comin'! Sleep Cube... Soul Stone... Red Essence...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...one Overdrive... I just need one Overdrive..."
Metal Man (GM): Confuse Cube... Death cube. Link picks up the Red Essence, becoming invincible for 3 rounds. Then he attacks Garrick with the Death Cube. No death. He then attacks with three crazy slashes. One hit, 40% damage. *POOM* Match set! The arena explodes back into nothingness, and Link is fully healed.
Announcer: "And the winner is... Link!"
Garrick Fy`aar floats back on the return pad, hopping to the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Spotlight goes on him, everybody starts cheering... and the normal confetti goes on.
Garrick Fy`aar just stands there for a minute before returning to the locker room.
Metal Man (GM): 20 rounds, almost exactly! Link has gained: Mach Claw!
Garrick Fy`aar steps into the locker room, returning his gun to his side holster. He unclips the Mach Claw and throws it onto the bench before heading for the door out.
Link: "That was a great battle, I can say that much."
Garrick Fy`aar says nothing.
Metal Man (GM): Outside the door out... is Phantom's ghost again.
Phantom: "WooooOOOOO! You should have bought my gun! ...Revenge for you is possible, if you have my help!"
Metal Man (GM): Link has gained: 200 EXP.
Garrick Fy`aar looks at the ghost, then turns on his heel and walks away.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick gained 100 EXP from that fight. The post-match breakdown starts going on.
Newscaster: "That was the closest battle I've ever seen! Link was being beaten up in the first couple rounds, before then overpowering Garrick with ice arrows! Then, later, Link triggered Grunty's cube on himself and got beaten down!"
Garrick Fy`aar walks into the lobby, taking a seat on one of the benches and leaning against the wall behind it.
Newscaster: "But in the end, it was his power sword, Piece of Power, and Insanity Potion which won the match. Which reminds me, those items come from Grunty, Link's home world, and Metal's destroyed homeworld respectively! Is there any reason why they worked so well together?"
Garrick Fy`aar fingers the dogtags around his neck, holding them up to look at them. He spins them around a few times, then stops as he hears the newscaster. He shakes his head and sighs, then goes back to his quiet brooding.