Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 134: Of Curses, Magic and Machine

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Date: 6:04:00 PM, February 5th; 7:13:00 PM, February 6th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): 5 of them.
Wolfman: "Digi, wait for the others. I'm going in the... ...right door." *He goes on through the right door if possible.*
Digifanatic: "Okay."
Quedors: "Halt. Intruders. We are inspection unit Quedor. We have been instructed to protect this ship at all costs. Termination authorized--main computer is down."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wait, hold it! We're trying to help here!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolf: You go in there... and see a dented door, and hear everything those robots say. You see Garrick and Locos on the other side.
Charles Magellean: "Well... whatever we can do."
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his gun, trying to talk some sense into the robots.
Quedors: "All crew members are dead. Prepare to die."
Wolfman sees the others... oh brother...
Quedors: "We must eliminate intruders."
Wolfman: *Screams* "Hold on a second!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn! Wolf, get out of the ship!"
Quedors: "There is no escape from the ship."
Digifanatic: "Now WHY would they hurt us... oh crap."
Quedors: "Exits secured. You there, in the other room. Come in."
Metal Man (GM): The door separating Garrick's group from Wolf's opens.
Wolfman enters... but stands IN the doorway.
Quedors: "Prepare to be destroyed."
Wolfman: "I'm here to talk, not fight."
Charles Magellean: "Allow me..."
Metal Man (GM): These 'Quedors' have stick-like construction, a shield in the left hand, blasters on both hands.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, your ship crashed. We were checking for survivors..."
Wolfman: "We received a distress all from our base, so we wanted to be sure everyone was alright, and that if anyone needed rescuing, we'd rescue them."
Charles Magellean clears his throat.
Quedors: "The people of this ship are dead. This ship is the property of Earth."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what?"
Quedors: "You are trespassers. You must be destroyed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm an Earthling!"
Quedors: "You are an intruder."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who does this ship belong to?!~"
Quedors: "Termination of Earthlings has been authorized."
Charles Magellean: "That wouldn't matter Garrick. Even though I'm an Enlightned Lunarian, that wouldn't matter either."
Wolfman is glad he isn't an earthling then.
Quedors: "This ship's owner is dead. It belongs to Earth."
Wolfman: "Are you the only one alive?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "It doesn't matter! Who BUILT it!"
Quedors: "No more data is on that subject."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Was it the Three Powers government?!"
Metal Man (GM): There are 5 of these guys.
Quedors: "That government was annihilated."
Wolfman: "...only *ones*alive anyway?"
Quedors: "You are one of them? Infidel. Yes. We, and two other unknown entities are active. You must be destroyed!"
Metal Man (GM): They get into battle formation.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...they're with the eff-ohh-ohh!"
Quedors: "FOO? We are not with them. We are property of the Neo-Earth Government."
Wolfman: "Why won't you let us help you then?"
Quedors: "They destroyed themselves."
Charles Magellean cracks open a bottle of Coca-Cola. He drinks it.
Quedors: "We are the last ship to escape Earth."
Charles Magellean: "Good for you."
Quedors: "A colony on Mars has survived, but is plagued by demons."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova, come in."
Quedors: "We must destroy intruder-- NOVA... you... NOVA... Nova must be destroyed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Bull!"
Quedors: "Nova destroyed Earth."
Garrick Fy`aar draws his M150, slamming a dumdum round clip home.
Quedors: "All computer systems are corrupt. Destruction necessary. Neo-Earth is dead."
Charles Magellean: "You people go in circles more times than that Sonic the Hedgehog around Robotnik."
Garrick Fy`aar growls and sends six dumdum rounds into this thing.
Wolfman: "If Nova is to die, then this whole planet will too!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. 3 hits. The Quedors open fire on Garrick.
Charles Magellean: "Wolf, Garrick, these things are too screwed up. We all know what to do with corrupted machines, right?"
Metal Man (GM): 10% per hit as they all overwhelm Garrick with blaster fire.
Garrick Fy`aar gets hit... enough times to die.
Charles Magellean: "Dang-o-myte!"
Metal Man (GM): They then form up and raise their shields. Anyone can attack now.
Quedors: "Termination of all mandated. To save the few."
Wolfman has to hope this works... staying within the doorway he was in this whole time, he crouches down, curls up, jumps, spreads out, and howls... if anything, Locos can run away during this.
Metal Man (GM): Your luck is badz. CRIT to them all.
Charles Magellean: "Wolf, you know that attack we've been prac--"
Digifanatic: "Nice."
Metal Man (GM): *DEMOLITION* They're all... exploded. However, the ship starts rumbling.
Wolfman: "I hope that was what you meant by what we do with corrupted machines." *As he lands.*
Computer: "Emergency systems engaged by Root_user13. Engines online. Target: NOVA."
Garrick Fy`aar floats back in on the revival pad "Son of a... we've got to stop this ship."
Computer: "Reactors are set to explode on collision."
Wolfman: "I thought this thing couldn't fly without the operating system!"
Charles Magellean: "Seems they have backups."
Wolfman: "Locos, see if that door by you is open."
Computer: "Correct. Root_user13 is controlling the ship manually."
Digifanatic: "Wolf, sorry to say it, butyou've done it now..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Where is this Root_user13?"
Computer: "Root_user13 has armed nuclear payload. Unknown."
Digifanatic: "They probably mean Wolf..."
Charles Magellean: "Root_us---...Avon."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Avon? That's the replacement for Nova..."
Charles Magellean: "We have to stop Avon."
Wolfman: "...I'm pretty sure it's not me that has nuclear payload."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn right, we do."
Computer: "15 minutes until catastrophic explosion."
Wolfman: "Well, don't you think we should stop the ship first?"
Metal Man (GM): You notice something... the ship is flying backwards...
Garrick Fy`aar: "We need to stop this. Now. Let's hurry."
Metal Man (GM): All the doors are unlocked now. You can go ahead, into the pristine mess hall.
Charles Magellean: "To the engine core!"
Garrick Fy`aar heads for the mess hall then.
Charles Magellean charges after Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): You may go forward to sleeping quarters or left to the computer area.
Wolfman follows them... until he gets to the old intersection. He goes to the sleeping quarters in hopes that SOMEONE is alive around here.
Computer: "Nuclear weapons armed."
Digifanatic: "You two eat. I'm more concerned about this thing not crashing." *He heads to the computer area.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside the sleeping quarters is... nothing.
Garrick Fy`aar heads for the computer area then.
Metal Man (GM): A bunch of empty beds. Also...
Charles Magellean follows the garrick.
Metal Man (GM): The door to the Computer area attacks!
Digifanatic: "...WHAT?!"
Metal Man (GM): It slams on Garrick's hand, dealing 15% damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "OW! What the..."
Metal Man (GM): It also refuses to open. Garrick's hand is stuck in the door.
Wolfman gets Dex out, in hopes it can find something he can't.
Metal Man (GM): The door closes behind Wolfman, trapping him in sleeping quarters.
Garrick Fy`aar lodges his foot and tries to pry the door open.
Computer: "Ejection of Sleeping Quarters authorized."
Metal Man (GM): STR check, Garrick.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... sorry, I don't have any crowbars."
Wolfman: "What the?!?"
Metal Man (GM): Even worse, a turret pops out of the floor of the Mess hall and fires at Garrick, who just pried his hand outta the door.
Garrick Fy`aar quickly rools out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): 20% and blindness per hit.
Wolfman tries to pry the door open.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: STR check.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on the turrent.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Charles Magellean: "What great aiming."
Metal Man (GM): The turret shoots back at Garrick. The door busts open. Wolfman leaps on as the sleeping quarters are ejected.
Garrick Fy`aar gets nailed.
Metal Man (GM): ...SPD checks, everyone.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): There's killer suction going on.
Wolfman: "Well, that was a rush..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Maybe you should HELP ME HERE?!?!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone below 15 checks are sucked outside to their doom and lose a life. You have total of 3 lives this mission.
Garrick Fy`aar has... one life left... whoopie...
Wolfman barely gets into the main area in time... unfortunately, his teammates weren't so lucky... "Slag it!"
Metal Man (GM): The compartment seals shut, all the dead people return sans a life.
Digifanatic reappears -1 life.
Metal Man (GM): The turret fires at Wolfman.
Garrick Fy`aar does as well.
Digifanatic: "Argh..."
Charles Magellean returns on a revival platform.
Metal Man (GM): 20% and blindness per hit.
Digifanatic tosses a Microwave at the turret "DAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi drops it on his foot.
Wolfman is blinded... ouchies.
Metal Man (GM): Thus taking the microwave damage himself. Then the turret fires at Garrick. Only one shot. This one does a flat 40% if it hits.
Garrick Fy`aar ducks and fires back with incendiary shots.
Metal Man (GM): The thing finally explodes. The door to the next room is still locked shut, though.
Digifanatic: "Phew..."
Charles Magellean: "Let's bust down this door."
Computer: "Preparing to eject Mess Hall Compartment."
Digifanatic: "Oh nuts..."
Wolfman: "Everyone, on three..." (charge it together)
Charles Magellean glares to the doorknob with a commanding quirk.
Digifanatic: "They're jettisoning the whole ship!"
Wolfman: "One..." (Locos?!?)
Metal Man (GM): The door is 'controlled' open.
Wolfman: "Two... nevermind."
Digifanatic: "Oh, thank goodness."
Charles Magellean: "... :) "
Garrick Fy`aar: "In! Now!"
Digifanatic heads through the door.
Garrick Fy`aar rushes inside.
Wolfman goes on into the non-jettisoning part.
Charles Magellean swishes through it.
Metal Man (GM): You leap inside, and meet the computer system again.
Digifanatic makes sure the door is slammed shut.
Metal Man (GM): It's up, and it's not happy.
Computer: "Intruders. Destroy."
Wolfman: "Why do you want to destroy us?"
Charles Magellean: "..." *KER-SMACK.*
Computer: "Must terminate destroyers of Earth."
Wolfman: "But I didn't destroy Earth!"
Computer: "Destroy this, tin can."
Metal Man (GM): A huge laser hits Wolfman.
Digifanatic tries shutting off the comp (INT check, right?)
Wolfman gets the light shined in him.
Metal Man (GM): He's frozen in a cube of mysterious ice.
Charles Magellean: "Quickly, destroy the laser, tin can!"
Digifanatic: "Come on..."
Wolfman has become a Wolf-Cube.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You fail., and get shocked. 10% damage.
Digifanatic: *DZZT-DZZT* "AH!"
Computer: "Intruders must be annihilated."
Digifanatic runs back "That thing is possessed!"
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is unlocked.
Charles Magellean: "Allow me."
Wolfman can't do anything... he's frozen, remember? .oO(Brrrrrrrr! Too cold!)
Garrick Fy`aar blasts around the ice, not at Wolf, with incendiary shots.
Charles Magellean goes to the computer console and mess with several of the controls.
Metal Man (GM): *BEEPBOOPBOOD.* Locos is shocked for 20% damage. Garrick manages to free Wolfman... .the holographic head fires a fireball at Locos.
Charles Magellean: "Aiiieeeeeeehehhehe*Yah!*."
Metal Man (GM): 20% fire damage if that hits.
Digifanatic enters the room ahead.
Garrick Fy`aar motions and heads for the door as well.
Charles Magellean: *it does.*
Wolfman enters the door.
Charles Magellean: "This thing is impossible."
Wolfman: "Thanks."
Charles Magellean dashes to the next room.
Metal Man (GM): You run to the next room. There's a survivor in here.
???: "At last! Rescuers! My leg is broken... the computers are nuts..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You're telling us..."
Wolfman: "I agree with you on the second one."
???: "Press those three buttons on the wall."
Wolfman goes to pick him/her up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've got it, Wolf." *He feeds the guy a Max Mushroom.*
Charles Magellean: "Who are you?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... is there a gimmick to the buttons or do they just need to be hit?"
Wolfman goes to the buttons.
???: "Who am I? Uhhh... John... John Smith."
Metal Man (GM): The buttons are three blue buttons. 'Emergency Override.'
Garrick Fy`aar: "Eat the damn mushroom, Smith."
John Smith: "Sure." *He eats it.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "There, that should fix that..."
Metal Man (GM): The buttons are separate overrides...
John Smith: "Those will disable the computers."
Charles Magellean: "And power up this 'survivor'."
Wolfman: "Do we want them disabled, or under our control?"
John Smith: "They can't be controlled! Disable them! The nuclear bombs are about to be detonated!"
Charles Magellean: "Press them! Press them all!"
Garrick Fy`aar sweeps his hand and presses them all then!
Wolfman pushes the buttons for disabling the computers. He gets swatted by Garrick "Ouch."
Computer: "Control restored to singular person."
Metal Man (GM): John runs into the next room.
Digifanatic: "Nice, you two."
Garrick Fy`aar follows John.
Digifanatic follows John and Garrick.
Wolfman follows the rest.
Charles Magellean follows the survivor as well.
John Smith: *John starts pressing buttons.*
Computer: "Nuclear bombs offline. Course has been set for safe landing."
Charles Magellean: "We have adverted one threat."
Computer: "Reactors are cooling down."
Wolfman: *Phew.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, time for some answers..."
Computer: "...Intruder detected in Robotics compartment. ...Damage in Robotics compartment!"
Garrick Fy`aar turns to John "...or not. Shall we go have a look?"
Wolfman wonders who is in the robotics compartment.
John Smith: "You go and deal with it... this computer will be a handful to keep alive just long enough to land..."
Charles Magellean: "It's time to get rid of the robot."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Which way is it?"
John Smith: "Keep on going down. You can't miss it."
Wolfman: "Thank you."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and heads that way.
Charles Magellean goes down that way.
Digifanatic follows.
Wolfman follows the others... this has NOT been a nice spaceship to visit.
Metal Man (GM): You go down, through the 'Power Core' (Where you were with the blue buttons), and into a bay full of robots ..One strange robot is standing there, furiously typing at a keyboard.
???: "Intruders. Destroy."
Charles Magellean: "You can just tell this is going to be a problem."
???: "You are interfering in the Human Preservation Plan. Your destruction is needed."
Garrick Fy`aar slams a clip home. "Back off, slick."
Charles Magellean: "Actually that is a common misconception."
Wolfman lets Locos handle the speaking this time.
Charles Magellean: "The correct phrase is 'Your destruction is wanted' or something similar to that line."
Unit Glyph: "I, unit Glyph, am authorized to reinitialize human evolution. This is a suitable planet for reinitialization."
Wolfman: "Think you could ask for our permission first?" *He had to speak that.*
Unit Glyph: "Destruction of Nova would be to great effect. You are a Maverick. Destroyer of First Era Humans."
Wolfman: "Maverick Hunter, actually."
Unit Glyph: "You must be terminated."
Charles Magellean: "What dimension are you from?"
Unit Glyph: "I hail from Neo-Earth!"
Wolfman feels insulted he was considered a Maverick.
Unit Glyph: "Destroyed... by Metal Man..."
Charles Magellean: "What era? ...Great. Circa... what year A.D.?"
Unit Glyph: "According to the clock, 9011."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what about me, slick."
Unit Glyph: "Or 2300 AM... After Mavericks. Who are you... an alien?" *He points at Garrick.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm a human! Circa 2023!"
Unit Glyph: "That is illogical."
Charles Magellean: "He comes from an era of Earth before the Lunarians of second moon of Earth of Dimension FY-55."
Unit Glyph: "You must be terminated to ensure time travel has never happened. Earth Reinitialization project has begun."
Charles Magellean: "Of course... they may have no correlation to my existence whatsoever."
Unit Glyph: "Surrender, escape to the other planet. Or else I will destroy you. The preservation of humanity must be accomplished at all tasks."
Wolfman: "Are you sure there is no way we can get along? We might be able to find you another uninhabited planet you know."
Charles Magellean takes a chug of his coca-cola.
Unit Glyph: "I am the polar opposite of a Maverick. No. This is our last chance."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...then find an area to have humans populate in a area of Nintendus that's uncolonized"
Charles Magellean: "Just don't shoot this bottle, and we'll get along."
Wolfman: "What don't you get here? I'm a Maverick HUNTER!"
Unit Glyph: "Control has been reengaged."
Computer: "Nuclear bombs online! Targeting NOVA. Full power."
Wolfman: "Are you crazy?!?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm sorry." *Garrick raises his gun and aims down the barrel at Glyph*
Unit Glyph: "Pathetic primitive weapon."
Metal Man (GM): *Reality fluctuates, and... Garrick is now pointing at Locos with the gun.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what?"
Unit Glyph: "I can manipulate reality. You are doomed!"
Charles Magellean: "...Oh you just did not do that."
Wolfman: "But... that's impossible!"
Unit Glyph: *Suddenly splits into two, phases, and teleports next to Locos.*
Wolfman: "How can you change-- *Turns around* --reality?"
Unit Glyph: "I sure did, primitive lunar-based lifeform."
Charles Magellean: "...Not bad."
Unit Glyph: "Your brains would explode trying to comprehend it."
Garrick Fy`aar quickly targets... Glyph, a Glyph, whatever! And unloads on him.
Unit Glyph: "Bad choice."
Charles Magellean: "Lemme guess... how many dimensions do you have?"
Metal Man (GM): The bullets warp in space and fly back at Garrick.
Unit Glyph: "Eleven."
Wolfman: "I'm sure I could handle it."
Charles Magellean: "...Eleven thousand?"
Unit Glyph: "Eleven. String Theory explains everything."
Garrick Fy`aar gets pegged twice, growling but not really getting hurt all that much.
Charles Magellean chugs his coke "I can care less."
Unit Glyph: *He walks right through Locos, then punches at Garric.*
Wolfman attempts a stealth shot towards the computer with his Howl Buster... if he gets hit, it won't hurt much.
Garrick Fy`aar catches it, glaring at the robot.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is thrown in the way of Wolfman's attacks.
Garrick Fy`aar just BARELY dodges those as well.
Unit Glyph: "Not even lasers are good enough to stop me. Now then. Take THIS!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "John! A little help on your end would be appreciated!"
Charles Magellean: "...You do something one more time..."
Unit Glyph: *Glows... everyone is suddenly flung into the walls, taking 20% damage to each person.*
John Smith: (Yelling) "I'm stalling the computer! If I don't stop, the nukes will deploy!"
Wolfman: *DING* *Close Call activated!*
Charles Magellean is forced to drop his bottle... it smashes.
Unit Glyph: "Oh... you want your bottle back?"
Wolfman recovers from his wall flinging experience.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, a solution would be nice!"
Metal Man (GM): *The bottle suddenly reassembles, coke back in it as well.*
Charles Magellean: "Oiiii!" *He lunges onto it.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Your dex disappears out of your hands.
Garrick Fy`aar: "What!"
Metal Man (GM): Glyph has it now.
Charles Magellean: "...Thank you, Glyph."
Wolfman: "Wait a second... you want to destroy everyone, but you are willing to spare a SOFT DRINK?!?"
Unit Glyph: "Let's see... tell me everything about what you know."
Charles Magellean sheds a tear.
Unit Glyph: "Soft drinks are rare and expensive."
Wolfman: "I might be able to make a trade with you then."
Unit Glyph: *He suddenly warps a bit... you hear the dex telling him everything in a quick time The dex appears back in Garrick's hands* "How interesting. Super Smash Questers. Jentainian Wizards."
Wolfman: "I have loads of Plasma Juice in my fridge. If I give you... say, 3 months of it, would you not destroy us or NOVA?"
Unit Glyph: "Humans DID survive without my help..."
Garrick Fy`aar growls.
Unit Glyph: "No deal. I need enough to fill a planet. Now then. Let's have some fun with space."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You don't know everything..."
Unit Glyph: "Oh, really. I know your real name, Garrick. The only anomaly is The Void."
Garrick Fy`aar stops in his tracks.
Unit Glyph: "Good thing you took care of him for me."
Charles Magellean: "He read your dex..." *He turns his head.*
Unit Glyph: "Now then. Nova here looks fun... maybe I should play with him next."
Charles Magellean: "Duuah!"
Garrick Fy`aar yells out and runs to attack Glyph, pelting him with kicks.
Charles Magellean: "This is... very fun."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You fly right through him and kick yourself in the head by warping.
Unit Glyph: "Stop this. Only the planet destroyers themselves know my weakness."
Wolfman goes for... a very crazy idea. He brings his howl buster out... but to hopefully trick him, he goes to shoot... well, himself (don't ask).
Charles Magellean is on the floor laughing.
Unit Glyph: *He suddenly has a soft drink, full of Mountain Dew.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Locos, now is NOT THE TIME TO BE LAUGHING!"
Unit Glyph: *He watches Wolfman shoot himself* "Your mind is a feeble thing... I should fix it."
Garrick Fy`aar looks around the room, hoping for a solution...
Wolfman: "Believe me; even with upgrades, it's hard to fix."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: There's lots robots about.
Unit Glyph: "Hey, your hat looks ugly. It offends me. I shall fix it."
Wolfman: *DING* *Mega Rush Activated.*
Charles Magellean gets up.
Wolfman: "I like my hat, number 1."
Unit Glyph: *Snaps his fingers. Wolfman's hat is now a real red Mario hat. Same +10%, but no INT penalty!* "Now then... oh yes. Saving the human race."
Wolfman: "Number--"
Charles Magellean: "...I'm not sure... but I think that's actually helpful for him."
Unit Glyph: "NOVA is there... I should delete him."
Wolfman notes that his hat has changed...
Garrick Fy`aar: "No!"
Charles Magellean: "I don't think so." *He goes up to Glyph.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship is now defying existence. It's repairing itself and... flying through the magnetic wastes...
Unit Glyph: "What... do you want a refill?"
Charles Magellean: "Something else."
Wolfman: *To Garrick* "I suggest you get in a defensive position... I'm going to try something else that's crazy."
Unit Glyph: *He sighs. A ghostly copy of himself appears and starts writing things down.*
Charles Magellean stares into his eyes. He gains swirliness in his eyes @_@. Command quirk!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You gain control of... yourself.
Wolfman crouches down, and curls up.
Unit Glyph: "Look over there. It's a waste of energy."
Charles Magellean shakes off his own mind.
Wolfman jumps upwards, slightly towards him, spreads out......
Unit Glyph: *He points to Wolfman's attack, compresses the energy into a ball... it morphs into a tennis ball.*
Wolfman does NOT howl, though; he instead gets his Beam Saber out, and attempts to dance with the computer.
Unit Glyph: "...Whaaat?" *Is tricked up by this, and is hit once.*
Charles Magellean: "Great unorthoox."
Unit Glyph: *Is hit how many times Wolfman attacks* "Oh no... you tricked me. I fixed you too soon."
Garrick Fy`aar sees Wolf... then rushes at Glyph, his feet a blur as he goes to kick him!
Wolfman: "I thank you for the fix."
Charles Magellean: "Garrick, don't be repetitive, ya dunce!"
Unit Glyph: "Now then. I am finished with you."
Garrick Fy`aar: *...but PUSHES away at the last second, leaping like Max Payne, then unLOADS on him!*
Charles Magellean: "Being predictable will work in his favor! ...nvm."
Unit Glyph: *He, having waited this time, takes the bullets and grabs them, then causes them to reload themselves into Garrick's gun.* "Alas. I will not be fooled repeatedly."
Garrick Fy`aar lands, rolling before he smirks.
Unit Glyph: "Now then... I have business to do."
Charles Magellean: "Look into my eyes!"
Unit Glyph: *He shoves Garrick in the way* "Look into Garrick's eyes!"
Garrick Fy`aar is able to dodge, whatever that is...
Unit Glyph: *A hole and stairs appear in the floor. Glyph, surrounded by 3 nuclear bombs, starts walking down, towards NOVA.* "I will give you sufficient time to flee."
Dex: "...Incoming transmission."
Charles Magellean: "Garrick... I command you to attack in the most unorthodox way you can think of!"
Unit Glyph: *He's out of earshot quickly.*
Garrick Fy`aar flips it on, thinking while he answers.
Unit Glyph: *But in attack range.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You also attack while opening the dex and looking in it.
Metal Man: "Hello there. I detected a Neo-Earth transport nearby. Do you need assistance?"
Garrick Fy`aar answers the dex while he runs at Glyph.
Wolfman gets towards Glyph, bringing the saber down to the bombs... might as well be all sacrificial and all. (am I close enough for it?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who is this!?"
Metal Man: "This is Metal."
Wolfman: "Time for you to die!" (I hope)
Metal Man (GM): Wolf: You just get atop a bomb... you're now riding it as it slowly spins around Glpyh.
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAMN IT, METAL! GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE! NOW!!"
Metal Man: "Alrigh---"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* He appears right here. He sees Glyph and Wolf.
Garrick Fy`aar goes to tackle Glyph.
Unit Glyph: "...No! You... have the planet destroyer!"
Garrick Fy`aar fires while he tackles...
Wolfman: "Umm... hello. Any chance you can help me destroy these bombs?"
Unit Glyph: "AHHHHHHH!!!!"
Wolfman attempts to give the bomb he's on a smashing left hook. (-2 accuracy)
Metal Man: "Come back here! I'll teach you to blame me!" Wolf is knocked away as is Garrick. Metal chases Glyph, leaping off.
Unit Glyph: "You... you're the only one who can defeat me..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "John, please tell us how to beat this guy?!"
Wolfman brushes himself off... so much for that idea.
Metal Man and Glyph start fighting, blurring... time and existence themselves blurring around them.
John Smith: "I'm sorry, but I am not John. I am..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I give up..."
Charles Magellean: "...He's Bob."
Garrick Fy`aar growls as he holters his gun.
John Smith: "...Why did you guess my name?"
Metal Man (GM): He morphs into Bob.
Bob: "I am from the future!!!! When Earth explodes... it's been many many years..."
Wolfman is confused.
Charles Magellean: "This has become a very cliched day."
Bob: "Glyph there... he created Avon."
Charles Magellean: "Then fight him."
Bob: "His 'Human Protection' program meant waging war on the second moon."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hey Bob! Guess what?"
Bob: "Nobody can... except Metal... who's his polar opposite. What?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I DON'T GIVE A DAMN!"
Wolfman: "Are you sure he is the only one who can?"
Bob: "As current records dictate, it is because... Locos must go to the second moon and save it from the Human Protection Program!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "If Metal is the only one who can beat him, then let him beat him!"
Bob: "Alas... I had to sneak aboard with him..."
Charles Magellean: "The Human prot--...Ivo is responsible for this?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm tired of hearing and seeing how, because I'm from a further time in Earth's history, that I'm a nobody!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Glpyh and Metal stop. Glyph is looking beaten up.
Unit Glyph: "Argh." *Warps out.*
Wolfman: "Well, is there anything we can do?"
Metal Man: "I have stopped him for now. He... will be back."
Garrick Fy`aar watches as he's ignored. Again. He sighs.
Metal Man: "We will have to go to Locos's realm and save it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...computer, you there?"
Wolfman: "Well, any chance we can make sure NOVA isn't destroyed first?"
Bob: "I was the computer, Garrick."
Metal Man: "I stopped him from that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Great. Good for you. Tell me the exact location of Earth and speed needed to contact it on May 4th, 2023."
Charles Magellean: "Please, there's no such thing as the Human Protection agency on my moon."
Bob: "You haven't been to... 9011 AD... Oh, Garrick... I'm afraid the only way we can do that is to also visit your time."
Garrick Fy`aar: "..."
Bob: "These problems are from a variety of bad happenings in Earth's land. The Human Protection Program occurred right after you left, Garrick."
Charles Magellean: "My circa is 2005, the same as here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It makes no sense, though..."
Charles Magellean: "...Let's put this day behind us."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Last I saw, there was another cold war going on with the Three Powers and the eff-ohh-ohh. Only it wasn't so cold... it was going to be a World War III..."
Charles Magellean: "You know the saddest part?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "That it doesn't matter."
Charles Magellean: "No."
Bob: "Well... there is one last thing to note."
Metal Man (GM): *Everyone feels a distortion in time. They're back at HQ* ...You remember what happened....
Charles Magellean: "...There's a huge honking dragon outside?"
Wolfman somehow gets back in HQ...
Metal Man (GM): But time has reset to shortly before the crash.
Gibby: "Zzzz..."
Wolfman notes the TV is on... he has the remote control in his left hand.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is healed, too.
VG: "It's my turn for the remote; give it!"
Wolfman: "Huh-wha? Oh... here it is. I think I need some air."
Garrick Fy`aar sighs as he stops himself from planting his fist into a wire frame. "...computer, end program."
Metal Man: "Hey! I wanna watch 'World's most boring car wrecks!"
Wolfman gives VG the remote and steps outside.
Aribar walks down the hallway, a book in hand... He stops by the R&R when he hears all the arguing.
VG: "That's too boring."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You see... nothing.
VG: *Changes it to "World's Funniest Tornadoes"*
Aribar: "Geeze... Sometimes I wonder if you people argue for fun..."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... my watch somehow got off by an hour... weird..."
TV: *Tornado comes, damages someone.* "Ow! My Groin!"
Metal Man: *Sets it back.*
Garrick Fy`aar walks slowly and calmly to the computer room or whatever the hell there is in the stadium that stores info. He pulls up any information about his own time during Earth.
VG: "Hey! I was enjoying that!"
Wolfman notes that nothing is out here... okay, it has been a strange day.
Metal Man: "Oh. Sorry. I thought it controlled my clock." *Sets it back yet again*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick discovers that Earth has 7 seas.
Wolfman enters the Stadium... then exits through the BACK door.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: Nothing.
Aribar sighs and walks into the room. "Eeh... Might as well stop reading right now... So what have we finally decided to watch?"
Metal Man: "World's Funniest Tornadoes."
Garrick Fy`aar lets out a long yell and slams his fist into the metal desk, leaving a large dent in it.
Wolfman finds a remote spot, and just lays on the grass... thinking...
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: The dent... undents itself. Wolfman's hat is still the Mario Hat, too. The real deal.
TV: *More and more hilarious stuff involving tornadoes.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "..." *He slowly stands and walks to Oak's lab * "...doc?"
Aribar: "You've just gotta wonder about the mental wellness of the people on these shows..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You get to the lab.
Wolfman: .oO(This was very strange... one moment, I was on a spaceship... now I'm here...) *He feels his hat... but notes the material is different... he takes it off.*
Garrick Fy`aar sounds... pathetic. He's never sounded like this before. His eyes seem to have lost a lot of the old fire.
Wolfman: "What the? What am I doing with Mario's hat? I better return it!" *He goes off to find Mario.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You meet Mario. You all earned another 400 EXP.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...doc?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You find a note stuck under your sleeve.
Wolfman finds Mario... with his hat on? "Mario, I found your ha------what the? What hat do I have on right now?"
Garrick Fy`aar looks at it...
Metal Man (GM): It says the following: 'Sorry for the time anomaly. It has been corrected. You are close to contacting your planet. Just wait a little bit longer.' Signed: 'Metal -- Time Police'
Garrick Fy`aar: "...damn mysterious piece of crap..." *He makes to throw the note into the nearest trash can... but stops... and pockets it. He turns on his heel and walks back to the holoroom, hoping to get some more training.*
Wolfman is confused as to what to do... how can Mario have his hat, and yet I do?
Mario: "It looks like you got your hat from the same place I did! How'd you find it?"
Charles Magellean dings in the R&R room.
Wolfman: "...I didn't used to have this one, though... it used to be a hat from Madam Grunty's store... I'm confused now." *He sits down on the nearest chair/couch/ground.*
Mario: "Maybe you replaced it? I could even switch hats with you..."
Wolfman: "It's alright... switching won't help any more."
Charles Magellean comes inside to R&R floating all around.
Wolfman just goes to the outside part of the Arena.
Charles Magellean: "My friends, I found the missing ingredient in an ancient recipe passed down from the original Lunarians!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm?"
Charles Magellean: "It is once was known as 'Popeye's Spinach'."
Aribar: "...What?"
Charles Magellean: "It requires very few, but very hard-to-find ingredients."
Aribar: "...Putting eyes in spinach? Lemme guess... We have to go in a cave that happens to be the home of some evil sorcerer of doom? Or perhaps a demon this time?"
Charles Magellean: "It requires a can of spinach... ...and the heart of a dragon."
Metal Man: "Popped eyes?"
Aribar: "...You expect us to SLAY A DRAGON!?"
Charles Magellean: "It was once a cartoon---... ...Unfortuntately, I found this out. The heart of a dragon is among the most powerful of the mythicals. Once I make this super item, a person can eat the spinach when he/she is near death and gain unfathomable strength!"
Metal Man: "I want some. Where can we kill a dragon?"
Charles Magellean: "I'm not sure if it would add invincibility for a short while... but...*Shrugs* That's the problem."
Aribar: "...Link may know. I mean... He seems to be an experienced swordsman... Maybe Hyrule has dragons."
Wolfman returns... hearing that last part he hopes. "There was one."
Aribar: "...Was?"
Wolfman: "I doubt it's alive... I do remember reading about that back in my time. It was some fire dragon named... Volvodka or something."
Charles Magellean: "Volvagia has been dead for a long time now."
Wolfman: "That's the name."
Charles Magellean: "Until we can find a dragon... who wants gargoyle stew ^_^ ?"
Aribar: "Uhhh... Uhhh..."
Metal Man: "...It better not kill me. I've been dead in 3 alternate realities."
Aribar: "...Look! A distraction!" *Points towards the TGV.*
Charles Magellean: "...Only eat it before a mission or battle in the arena."
Metal Man (GM): *Watches Aribar point at VG AND the TV.*
Aribar then runs to hide behind the nearest furniture piece.
Wolfman: "Is this YOUR soup, or the kind that Grunty has?"
Metal Man: "Oh my God... VG is watching the TV!"
Charles Magellean: "Mine!"
VG: "What is wrong with me watching TV?"
Wolfman: "Tell me its positive and negative side effects... I've never had gargoyle before."
Charles Magellean: "Add +4 to int, str, and spd."
Metal Man: "I need a sacrifice to Zeus to fix my fee... darn... I already fixed that, using some stuff from the store."
Wolfman thinks it over... "I think I'll give it a shot." *He pays Locos the 100 coins for the soup He doesn't pay the coins then.* "Let me know when it's time to have some."
Aribar comes out from behind a chair and goes to sit in it, no longer quite as afraid of Locos.
Charles Magellean bows. He goes to r&r again. "Aribar, why aren't you in the Valhalla Fortress?"
Aribar: "...Ah! You just reminded me of---Errr..."
Charles Magellean: "...You've neglected your duties?"
Aribar: "L-locos, do you happen to know if you have any healers there?"
Charles Magellean: "I think there are."
Aribar: "...G-good... Gotta go! Bye!" *He quickly gets up to dash off to the warp room.*
Charles Magellean: "I thought so."
Aribar doesn't know what his duties are, but he just remembered a certain THING he must get to the bottom to... The elf really hopes there's some sort of clerical figure among Locos's ranks as he sets the Warp room to head to Valhalla Fortress.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You warp to the fortress.
Aribar looks around for anyone he can talk to... He's gotta find a way to some sort of communications station to make an announcement... "Hello? Can someone help me?"
Unit Glyph: "Oh... I can."
Metal Man (GM): It's a disembodied voice.
Aribar: "Ummm... Hello? Can you be a bit more... Visible?"
Unit Glyph: "No. I have been sealed... sealed from this place! IF you unseal me... I will cure you..."
Aribar: "How do you know about that? ... And why were you sealed from here?"
Unit Glyph: "I tried to help the Questers. The evil Zio sealed me here! Unseal me... you will be cured."
Aribar: "First you say you were sealed from here, now you're saying you're sealed here... I think I'll just ask someone else, mysterious disembodied voice."
Unit Glyph: "...You want Doopliss dead, don't you?"
Aribar: "..."
Unit Glyph: "...But if you want me to leave, I shall leave."
Aribar: "...I do not know what you are. You know too much, and I do not trust you. Leave."
Unit Glyph: "...Fine."
Metal Man (GM): It disappears.
Aribar: .oO(I didn't know this place was possessed...) *He continues wandering about Valhalla Fortress...* "Hello? Can anyone help me? Besides disembodied voices?"
Yurie (GM): Aribar would have appeared in a tall, cylindrical room with several turbo-lift style chutes in a ring around where he's standing. And where he's stanidng is a short pillar with multiple glowing rings on the floor. The walls are a nice dark greenish blue, with lines of white shedding light into the room. She a soft humm is heard as one of the chutes light up, and Yurie slides down, still seated in her captain's chair...
Aribar: "'allo, miss Yurie... Do you happen to know where I can make an announcement to the entire Fortress?"
Yurie: "I thought something was odd when the teleporters activated... why do you ask?"
Aribar: "...I need to see if there are any Clerics or healers dealing with magic and such in our forces."
Yurie: "...please tell me that there's not another universe-threatening baddy on the loose. And yes, we have access to clerics and such." *She climbs out of her chair and steps out of the chute. The chair vanishes up it as another glowing platform slides up from below in the same chute.*
Aribar: "No, just a... Errm... Well, anyways, can you summon them, please?"
Yurie: "No. Tell me what's going on first."
Aribar: "...I can't."
Yurie: "Aribar, who's the superior officer here?"
Aribar: "You are..."
Yurie: "And who's the second in command here?"
Aribar: "I am."
Yurie: "And do you -really- think it's wise to hide something from your CO?"
Aribar shakes his head and mumbles something under his breath before looking back up at Yurie. "... I just need to consult with some healers about a personal issue. Nothing you need to be concerned about."
Yurie: "...oh... take the lift to Section 5. That's the hospital section."
Aribar: "Thank you..." *He walks out of the room and goes to find a lift to that section... He looks a bit troubled as he leaves the room.*
Yurie (GM): the lift appears in one of the chutes, ready to be stepped on.
Aribar steps onto it.
Yurie (GM): a soft humm echoes as the platform drops downwards, floors sliding by fluidly.
Aribar waits for the chute to stop... He keeps on shaking his head and trying to clear his thoughts.
Yurie (GM): the platform soon comes to a complete stop, allowing you to step out into a large, wide hallway. The walls are a soothing yellowy color, the floors and ceiling white. Doors line the hallway, with various text on them written in red, and flanked by a Caduceus.
Aribar steps down the hallway, looking left and right at the doorways. He looks a bit lost, and tries to find someone to ask them where he may locate a cleric or someone dealing with magical ailments.
Yurie (GM): Scanning... Laboratory... ICU... Magical Afflictions... Surgery Theatre...
Aribar: "Magical Afflictions! Yeah! That's probably it." *He heads into that door.*
Yurie (GM): the door hisses open, allowing you to enter in what appears to be a cross between a catholic church and a pagoda of sorts. Magical symbols decorate the walls, floor and ceiling, along with large alchemy set ups. a wide circle of power is set up in the back, along with another door leading into what appears to be beds. Various people are walking around, doing various things.
Aribar: "Ummm... Are there any free clerics about? Preferably those who know a lot about curses?"
Yurie (GM): All the clerics, en masse, turn towards Aribar...
Aribar: "Uhhh... You..." *He points to one of the clerics...* "Can you take me to a place where I can discuss this problem in private?"
Cleric: "Ahem... sorry sir... but you see... Admiral Yurie has issued orders that if either she or you are in any form of medical trouble, then it's to be treated as a full on emergency... sooooo." ^.^
Aribar: "Uhhh... Okay... I guess..."
Cleric: "Great!" ^^
Aribar: .oO(This is not going to end well...) "I'm not certain exactly how much I can say on this issue... I had a curse put on me by a powerful magician..."
Yurie (GM): the clerics POUNCE, all but dragging Aribar towards the circle in the back as several split off, quickly going to work at the alchemy setup while others rush off and out of the room, soon returning with wands, staves, spell books, crucifixes, etc...
Aribar: "Gaah!"
Metal Man (GM): A large amount of dark energy could visible be seen around Aribar at this point.
Yurie (GM): "Yesyesyes. We need to know the specifics of the curse, the caster's name. How long ago it was set, the specific conditions of the HOLY MOTHER OF SAGA!"
Aribar: .oO(Please don't go boom... Please don't go boom...)
Cleric 2: "Should we get the serious stuff out?"
Aribar: "...Can you dispell something cast by Zio?"
Metal Man (GM): The dark energy is starting to expand... it looks contagious! Also, Aribar would suddenly feel a great pain in his right leg. As if... it might explode.
Cleric 1: "I don't know who he is, but he can't be that tough. Algan, Miran, fetch the scrolls of Supreme Dispel Magic, and get thi sman in the containment circle, EPIC LEVEL!"
Aribar: "Gaaah... !" *He begins holding his leg... The last thing he needs is having only one leg and one arm...*
Yurie (GM): Aribar is shoved into the circle, which promptly blazes to life, entrapping Ari inside a ten-pointed star and surrounded by many, many magical symbols as clerics swarm around him, bearing various staves, scrolls, open books, potions, wands, swords, holy objects of all kinds.
Cleric 3: "Circle complete and holding!"
Cleric 4: "Arcane stabilizers are active, primary, secondary and emergency!"
Cleric 2: "Energy shunts are primed and ready for orders!"
Cleric: "Alright ladies and gentlemen... let the decursing commence in three... "
Yurie (GM): They all raise up the staves, sword, potions, wands, or their hands and symbols, all aiming at Aribar....
Cleric: "Twoooo..."
Aribar: .oO(Why do I have the feeling this is gonna hurt?)
Cleric: "THREE!"
Aribar closes his eyes and prepares for the worst... Dah! Stupid leg! Maybe he said too much...
Metal Man (GM): *Aribar explodes* ...Just kidding.
Clerics: "HOLY!" "SUPERIOR REMOVE CURSE!" "ESUGA!" "ULTIMATE RESTORATION!" "DIVINE RADIANCE!" "MAGNA ANTIDOTE!" "WISH!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Wheel of uncursing turn turn turn, tell us the moral nobody will learn?????? Aribar explodes ..Some sort of freakish explosion, for sure. HE's not dead.. ..but his arm, legs, head and body are separated and scattered about.
Cleric: "...uh... this... wasn't... supposed to happen..."
Metal Man (GM): A dark laugh goes through the room. Now for part two: Putting Aribar back together! As for the curse, it appears to have just gotten worse... the energy literally exploded Aribar before the curse could explode.
Cleric: "Eheh... no worries sir... we'll just... magic you back together ^.^"
Unit Glyph: "WoooOOOOoooo... Clerics of Valhalla fortress! Release me, and I will fix everything! ...Or just continue what you're doing and leave me to haunt this plane. It's up to you."
Cleric: "Oh great... now we have to deal with an EXORCISM."
Unit Glyph: "...I shouldn't have messed with time... those horrible Time Police sealed me away. Now these Clerics are onto me."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: That guy who collects sealed off spirits and curses like some people collect wine. I wouldn't be surprised if his arm stub had some residue of Ganondorf's evil on it... Not to mention the lingering aftereffects of weilding the Sword of Darkness... Heck, after checking him out, the clerics would probably wonder why he isn't the king of Darkness himself... he's also got some leftover vampire curse in there. Oh... and some of Smithy's Mind Control Jelly too... After double-checking, the Clerics would realize all these extra latent energies and curses... which explain why he exploded.
Charles Magellean knocks on the Metal door of Neo-Earth's accidental destructor, the king of SSQ, the commander of Questers on the sidelines, and co-ruler of Nintopia, Metal Man of the metal armor.
Metal Man opens the door. "Hello Locos."
Charles Magellean: "Good 'ay. I've heard you got a sword that only a very strong person can lift."
Metal Man: "I was just watching Robot Invasion 2: When Robots shoot missiles. Oh... yes I do."
Charles Magellean: "Uh... huh."
Metal Man: "I almost forgot about it... what is it called again?"
Charles Magellean: "I wanna test my strength against it."
Metal Man: "Okay then."
Charles Magellean: "It had the name of a pokemon."
Wolfman is in his office; VG is in R&R.
Metal Man (GM): *He takes out the heavy sword from the Temple of Doom, and drags it to Locos.*
Charles Magellean: "Last I heard."
Wolfman is in his office; VG is in R&R.
Metal Man: "Let's see if you can lift it."
Charles Magellean: "Huuurnnnhhh!" *He attempts to pick up the Onyx Sword with only 18 STR.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: How much STR did it require again? It was either 18+ or 20+. You try to lift it up... waaaay too heavy.
Charles Magellean grunts and begins to sweat. "YYYEEEEEAARRRGGHHHH!" *He rubs his hands together... and goes at it with increased determination. He muscles bulge as he himself increases in strength.... *I combine my stat point with the gained quirk of "Strong" so str increases**
Metal Man (GM): You can barely lift it up.
Charles Magellean: *...19 STR... ...20 STR... He gets red in the face as he takes all of his strength to lift this sword. *...21 STR! He lifts the sword to equal distance of his waist. The sweat drenches from his forehead and his armpits. He gasps for air as he holds it with a firm grip. He finally gets air and now can hold the Onyx Sword with only slight difficulty. "Metal... where did you get such a heavy find??"
Metal Man: "From some knight in a temple. I killed it, and Deloth and I stole it."
Charles Magellean: "...I'm not sure, but I think this sword has... actually helped me summon my inner strength. I actually feel stronger since lifting this large thing!" *He looks to Metal.* "You ever use this?"
Metal Man: "Not really."
Charles Magellean raises an eyebrow. "Deloth? Anyone? I... think it's become attached to me, Metal."
Metal Man: "Go ahead and take it, then."
Charles Magellean: "Why don't you use it... or anyone else for that matter?"
Metal Man: "I prefer to mostly use my own insane techniques."
Charles Magellean: "Well... alright." *He has gained: ONYX SWORD* "Does this have a sheath?"
Metal Man: "Yeah." *He gets the old, tattered sheath out.*
Charles Magellean: "Ahh... thank you."
Metal Man: "You're welcome."
Charles Magellean blows the dust on it. He attaches the sheath to his left side and sheathes the Onyx Sword into it. "What a great artifact. I must find the Chaos Breaker. Is it not the Sword of Light and Dark combined?"
Metal Man: "Yes, it is those combined."
Charles Magellean: "I wonder what happened to it after Void was... destroyed."
Metal Man: "I don't know."
Charles Magellean: "...If you don't know, then your hologram wouldn't know! ...We'll find it so no one else can use it, okay?"
Metal Man: "Ehhhh... yeah."
Charles Magellean looks to Metal with half-open eyes and a slightly-frowning face. "...What're you hiding. I know you long enough to know when you are stuttering to hide knowledge."
Metal Man: "Besides the confidential secrets of the Super Smash Quest? Nothing."
Charles Magellean: "...So it's confidential now?"
Metal Man: "What are you asking about? I'll answer you if that's possible."
Charles Magellean: "The knowledge of the Sword of Light and the Sword of Darkness combined."
Metal Man: "It's a great weapon to destroy darkness."
Charles Magellean: "It's a great weapon period."
Metal Man: "The Sword of Darkness and the Sword of Light are gone."
Charles Magellean: "That means the Breaker is gone as well?"
Metal Man: "...I don't know. If we had it here, we sure could use it these days."
Charles Magellean: "But all we have is our own resources right now..." *He perks up.*
Metal Man: "Yes."
Charles Magellean: "Do we still have the White Super Emerald?"
Metal Man: "We? You were the one that took off with it. ...Oh no... where did you go with it again?"
Charles Magellean: "...You hadn't asked Yurie about it, did you?"
Metal Man: "No."
Charles Magellean slaps his forehead. "Ooiii."
Metal Man: "I thought Ivo took off with it."
Charles Magellean: "We'll find out. For right now... it's time we collected the Chaos Emeralds."
Metal Man: "But where are they?"
Charles Magellean: "That... is a question we will answer in the future. We have all 7, we'll be able to take down Grunty Industries. Should the need arise, of course."
Metal Man: "But... almost all the relics are gone. Sealed up."
Charles Magellean gets a disgruntled face and looks away. "...Ivan."
Metal Man: "What? It was done to protect the peace. Sources indicate that only a few relics are left... let me read it off..."
Charles Magellean: "Then we'll need to use the Artifacts that haven't been sealed... read them to me. Minus a diskette."
Metal Man: "The Triforce. Unsealed because it is needed to keep Hyrule, and a lot of the world together."
Charles Magellean: "Pass... self-explanatory."
Metal Man: "The Chaos Breaker. We lost track of it in the sealing event."
Charles Magellean: "We will find it."
Metal Man: "The Master Emerald. Now on Saga, keeping Angel Island afloat."
Charles Magellean: "Again, self explanatory."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... It says that all the emeralds are sealed, or to be sealed off when found."
Charles Magellean: "The white super emerald is no longer required to power Valhalla fortress."
Metal Man: "The 7 stars have been permanently linked to Star Road, allowing Star Road to exist but keeping them out of the hands of evil people, I.E. Smithy, Lord Crump, or Bowser. The Deathmachine is with me. The Star Board as well."
Charles Magellean: "Crump is not the problem... Grodus is."
Metal Man: "The Pseudo-Cube Bazooka is with Oak. Oh yeah... whichever one of those. The move necklace is in Doopliss's hands. The Doubler, Transformer, and Max Up have all been destroyed. All of them."
Charles Magellean: "We recover the move necklace then permanently destroy it."
Metal Man: "Let's see... anything else not listed there is sealed or is going to be sealed."
Charles Magellean: "One problem..."
Metal Man: "Rumors have it that Zio has some new relic of power, judging from his armies."
Charles Magellean: "My thoughts are linked to Lumis's... he defeated Doopliss in a challenge. What's worse... Doopliss knows a very powerful spell: Dispell."
Metal Man: "Not to fear, my crazy friend."
Charles Magellean: "Oro?"
Metal Man: "I have meditated for years on the ability to defeat the now three total people who prey upon those with predictable moves. Lumis, Doopliss, and a machine which was sealed away by Ivan, Glyph. Several of my moves are unpredictable, even to myself."
Charles Magellean: "Although Lumis does not pray, I will concede the point to you."
Metal Man: "So if he should ever appear here again... he shall meet the smack of death!"
Charles Magellean: "Do not be so confident." *He walks away and speaking this line.*
Metal Man: "Of course. But I said he shall meet it. Whether it defeats him is up to chance!"
Charles Magellean: "His dark magic complements his mime skills. Even if he cannot perform mimicked skills, he once you use an attack, he will be able to counter that move and nullify it." *He leaves. He checks his newly acquired dex.*
Metal Man (GM): .oO(Alas. Checking my moves, I would have 3 rounds to hit him many times, then I could blast him to death with Overdrive abilities.)
Charles Magellean: "Scan for local anolamies."
Dex: "Scanning... ...DING! Local Anomalies: 0."
Charles Magellean prays ... "I knew that would happen. I like it that way."
Dex: "Ivan's reality-controller engine is currently working. 1 event occurred yesterday."
Charles Magellean: "Check emails."
Dex: "Email checked. 1 email from Doopliss@Grunty-owns-you.net. Title: Lumis Dongthar, the invincible cheater."
Charles Magellean checks it.
Doopliss: "Hello, Locos. I just met and 'lost' to that cheater, Lumis Dongthar. That idiot insulted my ungodly powers, then repeatedly cheated. In short, I will go to all lengths to give him a painful death."
Charles Magellean snorts.
Doopliss: "Please tell me all of his weaknesses, then I shall buy all weapons and enhancements within 3 light years. Also, he says he wants to kill you, because you seal his ultimate power. If he used his ultimate power, though, I could copy it and use it to kill Aribar. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Long story short. Either you or Lumis will die. I would prefer it being Lumis. I also hope he attacks Zio."
Charles Magellean: "That is so true."
Doopliss: "That's all for now. Reply when you feel like it."
Metal Man (GM): *End-of-message.*
Charles Magellean: *ELSEWHERE...*
Metal Man (GM): *Cue random 'Elsewhere' interlude music.*
Lumis Dongthar: * Terminator_-_Beats_Of_The_Windmill(Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time).mp3 * He approaches Zio's Castle via the front path.*
Metal Man (GM): The castle is quite formidable.
Lumis Dongthar: "...I detect that Charles presence was here as well."
Metal Man (GM): The front of it is heavily guarded. A whole lot of monsters are around it. The front door is... not there. There are no doors to the outside.
Lumis Dongthar walks to the point of where the ground would meet the lava.
Metal Man (GM): The drawbridge is up. There's some new spotlight towers on the island, too.
Lumis Dongthar makes several gestures then points to the drawbridge. He fires his purple energy at it. It begins to glow with it and starts to tremble. Then it is either forced down, or falls down.
Metal Man (GM): It is forced down. However, this triggers several alarms ..You hear aircraft. You also see several spotlights moving towards you. Sligs are manning the towers. With missile launchers. Which begin firing. Space Pirates block the entrance. They, too, fire a hail of lasers at your position. You hear bombs from above.
Lumis Dongthar glances at the towers and then smiles. He flicks his cape, grabs it, then disappears.
Metal Man (GM): ...The alarms become more urgent. You hear magic explosions added to the mix. *WARP* *WARP* Two squards of humans wearing dark cloaks appear ...They start throwing dark magic everywhere. Nearby objects are toasted, burnt, and melted.
Lumis Dongthar reappears behind the Space Pirates, at the other end of the drawbridge. He then starts walking forward.
Metal Man (GM): There's a wall where a door should be.
Lumis Dongthar points at the wall and uses his magic to reveal the truth.
Metal Man (GM): During all the exploding, they don't notice you ...The wall is still a wall. In fact, a very thick wall. The truth you reveal is that the true entrance is hidden.
Lumis Dongthar: *The wall is then soon replaced by an explosion by the energy. There is a thick smoke and when it dissapates, the wall is........*
Metal Man (GM): ...Exploded... revealing a massive machine covered in drills, saws, and missiles. It fills the entire hole and drives at you. At the same time, all of the other defenses, including a cloud of flying space pirates and sligs, open fire on you. The dark magicians add to it.
Lumis Dongthar fires a black orb in the sky. It resonates the surrounding area to slow down time... to the points of where the drill is almost hitting Lumis's face.
Metal Man (GM): Lumis: You detect another Dark Magician. An immensely powerful one. He hasn't noticed you yet... or is he just playing with you?
Lumis Dongthar: "To go to great lengths to keep intruders out. Either you must be an isolationist, or you are guarding something very precious." *He turns around to face the bombardments.* "You can stop playing around now. I know you can manipulate time as easily as I can."
Metal Man (GM): The orb cracks, and explodes. The color of everything inside the fortress is inverted. Time is stopped, and the door repairs itself, the machine going back in... ..Zio appears on the Drawbridge, next to what appears to be a little boy.
Zio: "What brings another Dark Magician to my palace of evil?"
Lumis Dongthar walks forward and stops a small bit before the drawbridge and his cape blowing in the wind. "I am Dark Sorcerer/Master Mimic Lumis Dongthar. I am seeking Charles Magellean. I know he was here."
Zio: "Ah yes... the enemy of mine. I cursed his friends with a great curse. Then I chased him away from my castle with my superior power. He asked me if I had any mirrors... I have none. But what would I have to fear from you? I don't fear someone similar to myself."
Lumis Dongthar: "It would have made my trip here a lot easier if you had one."
Zio: "So... you're the mirror boogeyman."
Lumis Dongthar: "..."
Zio: "He came here to warn me... about you?"
Metal Man (GM): Zio starts laughing.
Lumis Dongthar: "You mock one more powerful than you? True, he does warn others to stay out of my way. It is pointless."
Zio: "Really, now? I can destroy this planet right now. This little boy has absolute power... save for that pesky Nova person. I control this realm. Only Ivan is barely able to protect the good kiddies... and you're not one of them."
Lumis Dongthar: "And yet how is it that you still do not control the entire realm. You have even greater potential than that low-class mimic, Doopliss. I fail to see why you are not 100% dominant over this planet if you are powerful as you say you are."
Zio: "Well, if you really want to know."
Lumis Dongthar: "I do not. My question is this. Will you stand in my of destroying Charles Magellean?"
Zio: "Stand in the way... my poor boy, you've been touched in the head by a mysterious illness if you believe that. I made an organization called the Quester Hunters, dedicated to his destruction. I still seek to eliminate them... but not without cursing them to the core. I already have Aribar almost in my grasp... He will crack as his friends are killed by me!"
Metal Man (GM): The boy stands there, silent.
Lumis Dongthar: "Do with Charles's comrades as you like. Only I have the honor and privlege to kill him."
Zio: "As you wish. One less target for my machine of mass destruction. Just make sure he dies. For if he doesn't... I shall kill you and him instead."
Metal Man (GM): Zio laughs a bit at that.
Lumis Dongthar: "I am not laughing. You would threaten to kill someone superior to you in power?"
Zio: "I am the superior one. You are superior in arrogance only. And furthermore, I did not say I was superior alone..."
Lumis Dongthar: "Arrogance is one thing..." *He readjusts his gloves.*
Zio: "Avon... me... others who must not be named... are all with me. If you battle me, you battle them."
Lumis Dongthar: "...The ability to desire in one's death is another."
Zio: "The death of all who oppose us."
Lumis Dongthar: "I do not take death threats lightly, Dark 'Magician'." *He does a mocking tone when he says magician.*
Zio: "I wouldn't either, if I had room to defend myself."
Lumis Dongthar: "You wish to battle me?"
Zio: "I shall destroy you."
Lumis Dongthar: "I accept that as a yes." *He wraps himself in his cape.*
Zio: "Avon. Power to 1000%!"
Lumis Dongthar: "We will go where there is no outside interference."
Zio: "Then it shall be. Where do you wish to go?"
Metal Man (GM): Zio glows as the little kid merges into him and disappears.
Zio: "If you are wondering, Avon is merely my weapon. He is not a person."
Lumis Dongthar snaps his finger. He and Zio are transported to another reality where there are trees and a blue sky... grass... a slight breeze... but nothing else.
Zio: "I shall show you my power."
Lumis Dongthar: "There is still time to say you would rather not fight. There is no dishonor in backing down." *DARK BATTLE He vs. Zio.*
Zio: "I would rather do this now than wait for the bumbling buffoons to kill you."

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