Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 135: Wanton Property Destruction
Date: 1:19:00 PM, February 7th; 1:18:38 PM, February 8th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Zio is floating about a foot off of the ground, wearing his traditional black armor. His eyes are intensely red, and his fists are both shaking. A tinge of hatred and darkness can be felt, even if you're insensitive to such things. There's a certain appearance of him not controlling himself, but some outside force. His cape has on it, several ancient runic symbols which translate to 'Death' 'Destruction' 'Hatred' 'Poison' and such. Zio stares at Lumis blankly, his eyes actually looking through him.
Zio: "Prepare to be destroyed."
Lumis Dongthar just stands there silent, his blue cape blowing in the wind.
Metal Man (GM): The attack instantly hits, dealing 600% darkness damage. 200% damage.
Lumis Dongthar appears heavily damaged. His suit is torn apart, his cape shredded. "I underestimated this power of yours. Yet, this will not happen again." *He makes several gestures, then raises his left middle and index fingers into the air. It begins charging purple energy and into a small orb. It then goes towards Lumis's torso and begins to expand. It becomes a purple translucent sphere, one that matches Zio's Magic Barrier.*
Zio: "An excellent move."
Lumis Dongthar: "I could not have done it without your assistance." *He makes several more gestures, then points to Zio. The ground below him starts to rupture. It then turns into a vortex in the ground, becoming a Black Hole.*
Metal Man (GM): It hits Zio. Zio emerges unharmed, the barrier shining around him.
Lumis Dongthar: "An impressive barrier. It withstands powerful magical strikes."
Zio: "It withstands almost everything. This battle would be a stalemate if it wasn't for... my secret weapon."
Lumis Dongthar: "I see... so the rumors are true. I had heard that someone on this plane of existence was able to master that technique."
Zio: "It is a hallmark of Dark Force's power."
Metal Man (GM): Zio points at Lumis. A cannon forms wireframe-style around his right arm. A huge, extremely powerful energy cannon. A targeting thing points at Lumis.
Lumis Dongthar: "Ahh... this wasn't what I had expected."
Zio: "Behold! The only thing that can pierce the Magic Barrier! THE MEGABLASTER!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires it repeatedly, blasts of energy piercing BOTH Magic Barriers. And shattering them. Whoops 500% damage. The blasts tear through everything they hit. They go right through Lumis and keep on going, flying off into the horizon. Even if he countered them, then they'd go right through him and do no damage.
Lumis Dongthar begins to pant... but still has energy.
Zio: "The cannon is a marvel of technology. It pierces all matter. But alas. I must destroy you! DARK ENERGY WAVE!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio glows a deadly purple. A wave of dark energy flies at Lumis. INT check. 600% dark damage. Also, if not cured, it will surely kill you.
Lumis Dongthar collapses to his knees. He gasps for air.
Zio: "Flee, while you still have an ounce of pathetic strength left in you."
Lumis Dongthar: "...I... haven't enjoyed a... battle like this since ...the Void. ...I do not die this easily, Dark Magician."
Zio: "Then I shall have to throw more power at you."
Lumis Dongthar only feels the darkness now... then the darkness begins to leave.
Zio: "I am the superior magician. I have survived the destruction of my God. And now... I am the God!"
Lumis Dongthar: *A portal opens from under Lumis; one to his own realm. He is slowly taken there. Briefly after his body disappears, a bright flash comes out of the hole. *
Metal Man (GM): Zio shields his eyes.
Lumis Dongthar: *The flash disappears as it had appeared. A figure... Lumis... slowly raises out of the portal. It closes.*
Zio: "What was that, again?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Something I dispise using. White Magic."
Zio: "White magic... there is no such thing. Black magic is the only true magic!"
Lumis Dongthar has now recovered 100% and his cape looking shinier than ever. "I actually thank you for this near-death experience. I feel even more powerful than when we started."
Zio: "You are both a fool and insane. I must put you out of your misery."
Lumis Dongthar: "I believe you are forgetting something..."
Zio: "That I won?"
Lumis Dongthar points to what is around him... rather... lack thereof. *The Curse of the DEW has been removed... as was the confusion.*
Zio: "Impossible. You must be an illusion. The greatest Hunter in history died to that attack."
Lumis Dongthar: "And it would've done the same to me. It seems that the healing also allowed me to absorb the power of your Dark Energy Wave and caused me to become stronger."
Metal Man (GM): Zio looks dismayed for a moment, but then continues looking evil.
Lumis Dongthar: "Now... I think it's time for some fun."
Zio: "It is of no consequence. You shall be destroyed."
Lumis Dongthar holds up his arms. Something begins to materialize in his hands. *It takes the form of a cannon... the MegaBlaster to be exact!* "I assume you remember this weapon?"
Zio: "You are a mirror that must be smashed."
Lumis Dongthar aims the cannon... and fires 5 shots of pure electricity pulses at Zio.
Metal Man (GM): None hit. Zio phases around them.
Lumis Dongthar: *The gun dematerializes.*
Zio: "I will shatter you, and scatter the pieces across the universe."
Lumis Dongthar: "I assume you are angry at the power I am capable of. I wonder... do you consider me... an enemy now?" *He smiles.*
Zio: "You are a joke. One that must be cracked. Your wit goes wasted on us."
Lumis Dongthar: "Then perhaps you stopped wasting my time and continue this charade."
Zio: "Your destruction is to be NOW!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio raises his left hand. A cone of dark energy flies at Lumis, giving him all of the bad status effects. (Atrocious Curse) Lumis is... Dazed, Frozen, Poisoned, Confused, Stunned, Paralyzed, Doomed, Sleep, Blindness, Sealed, and Haywire if that's applicable. So... -8 to all rolls, -4 to all AC for 6 rounds... and... Zio is the Mr. Big Level. He would be technically level 100. As powerful as it gets. Slightly below The Void. Zio continues attacking. A dark sword appears in his hands. It is launched at Lumis, instantly blinding and stunning him, and preventing him from using melee-range moves. Then Zio fires a black beam at Lumis, stealing 100 points of his HP back to himself... even though he hasn't been damaged. He then fires another Dark energy Wave at Lumis. It deals 600% more dark damage.
Zio: "I shall destroy you again and again and again until you cannot come back any more."
Metal Man (GM): The area that Lumis and Zio is in has been significantly damaged, torn up, destroyed, and corrupted by evil. Failure. Barely... but failure. He decides to throw another black wave at Lumis. 300% dark damage. Then he fires the megablaster at Lumis. Then he fires another Corrosion at Lumis. 200% Earth damage. Finally, he fires YET ANOTHER Dark Energy Wave at Lumis. 600% dark damage. He's getting really angry now. The area around Lumis has been turned entirely black from all the dark magic there. is ended.
Zio: "You appear to be slow on recognizing defeat."
Editor's Note: Or just a common godmodder, which was really all Lumis was in this Season.
Lumis Dongthar begins to glow again. He breaks free of his ice prison, along with the other 14 bad stats.
Zio: "Even if you studied me for years, my true secret will forever evade you."
Lumis Dongthar: "It's time to end this." http://www.vgmix.com/songs/JonathonStriker_-_Distortions_From_Dark_Matter(Chrono_Trigger).mp3 "...I believe it is your turn." *He ends his turn... or skips it.*
Zio: "As you wish. Prepare to be annihilated!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio glows... he fires off FOUR Dark Energy Waves at Lumis. The sheer amount of dark energy appears to be warping the dimension itself.
Lumis Dongthar points off several gestures. He then fires his purple energy waves at each of the DEW's... and each are then shortly dissipated.
Zio: "Hmph. It appears I have killed you so many times, you're no longer alive enough to die. You cannot damage me with your primitive abilities."
Lumis Dongthar: "Wrong. Each was a near-death experience. You cannot win now. However... I have one final request."
Zio: "You appear to be telling yourself that."
Lumis Dongthar: "I want to see if you can try that Magical Barrier again."
Zio: "Of course I can."
Lumis Dongthar: "Then do it."
Zio: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): Zio glows, and... he does FOUR Magic Barriers, one on top of the other.
Lumis Dongthar: "...You really are desperate, aren't you?"
Zio: "Merely playing with you."
Lumis Dongthar points and concentrates his energy. He uses his own power and fires a beam into the Magical Barriers. It goes through each of them then is launched to where Lumis cannot see. The Magical Barriers each begin to crack like glass. Then slowly the first one begins to shatter and fall to the ground, then the second, third, and finally fourth one. "Come now, are you even trying anymore?"
Zio: "Perhaps you should ask yourself that."
Lumis Dongthar: "Perhaps this would refresh your energy." *He raises his arm up. He then begins to summon his own version of the Dark Energy Wave. It is purple and is a doughnut. He then fires it at Zio.*
Metal Man (GM): Zio is hit. ...He's healed by it.
Lumis Dongthar: "I see... you are of the dark element."
Zio: "Fool. That pathetic attempt to hurt me will be your last."
Metal Man (GM): Zio moves his hands out to the sides of him. Twin red balls of energy flash in them. The entire area shakes.
Lumis Dongthar: "You have 5 seconds... then I'm ending this battle."
Metal Man (GM): The image of Dark Force and Avon appear.
Lumis Dongthar: "4... 3..."
Metal Man (GM): Time stops. Then... it just shatters. Lumis reappears outside Zio's castle, probably extremely damaged from the mystery attack. Still alive, of course. He has a note stuck into his arm with a knife.
Lumis Dongthar is alive... though a bit... perplexed. He reads it after taking out the knife.
Metal Man (GM): The note says the following: It's written in ancient runes. You read it. 'You have been subjected to the Ultimate judgement. It has been deduced that you were not meant to fight Zio. Thus, the battle which you participated in has been stripped from existence. Attempts to fight Zio again will result in instant death.' The note ends there. It disintegrates within seconds.
Lumis Dongthar: "0..."
Metal Man (GM): Lumis: You hear a 'pop' in the nearby bushes ..It's a bob-omb.
Lumis Dongthar: "I can see that he is not powerful on his own, but would rather hide behind his more powerful superiors."
Metal Man (GM): The bob-omb walks up to Lumis's foot and starts beeping. It's flashing red.
Lumis Dongthar freezes the bomb in time.
Metal Man (GM): The bomb is frozen.
Lumis Dongthar: "It doesn't matter. He better have learned to not cross paths with me again."
Metal Man (GM): Another one pops out of the mystery bush.
Lumis Dongthar: "But just in case." *He begins to levitate.*
Metal Man (GM): The bomb gets confused and wanders into the timefrozen bomb. It explodes on that bomb... but what happens from that is a question only physics can answer.
Lumis Dongthar raises so he can see Zio's castle in the distance.
Metal Man (GM): You see the castle. It's just like it was before you went to it.
Lumis Dongthar: "Let this be a warning to him."
Metal Man (GM): You'd notice a certain force field around the castle. A new one. Invisible to everyone around it. Something else is wrong... you hear a disembodied voice talking to you.
???: "Lumis Dongthar."
Lumis Dongthar points his index finger into the air and powers up a small orb. It then builds in power a bit. He then fires it with extreme velocity. It then flies at it, increasing in size. It then is large enough to engulf the castle and destroy the new force field. The energy dissipates and---
Editor's Note: Geez laweez! Give it up already! You don't write the game's plot by godmodding other enemies to death, Locos!
???: "... You have violated the balance of this realm."
Lumis Dongthar: "Hmph."
Metal Man (GM): The ball of energy hits the force field and is warped into the X-zone.
Lumis Dongthar then turns a 180 and flies off.
???: "You cannot escape me. I am Dark Force. Balance in this realm has been disturbed. I was sent here to prevent The Void again. You... are in essence summoning him again. If you do this once more again. You will be annihilated. Your powers belong in your home realm, or against your brother."
Lumis Dongthar: "Keep your puppet out of my way of destroying Charles, then this world will be safe." *He laughs in the distance as he disappears out of sight. He goes into a large mirror that's near... and does not even say good night.*
Metal Man (GM): The mirror explodes after Lumis disappears. And that ends this minisession.
Gibby claps for a job well done.
Editor's Note: Guess he didn't like the godmodding of Locos either.
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile...* Metal and Gibby and Locos would be at HQ. This is not specifically a mission, but more along the ways of Downtiming. Metal has been practicing his new moves in the holo room.
Gibby has been practicing his culinary skills in the kitchen. "Lets see... a pinch of this... dash of that... add some of this for good measure..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Whatcha making? What ingredients, exactly?
Gibby is glad you asked! Today, we are making... CAKE! Using only the finest ingredients of course.
Metal Man (GM): Well, the kitchen has all the flower, sugar, eggs, and other stuff you could need, so that's relatively easy. However... the tricky part is... mixing it! INT check.
Gibby attempts to mix.
Metal Man (GM): It is mixed finely. Gibby now has: Raw Cake Batter! You have the following items to cook the cake in: Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher, and Not cook it.
Gibby makes sure to lick the spoon, and then pours the batter into a pan. He puts the pan into the oven, and turns it on at 360 degrees.
Metal Man (GM): One last INT check. It willl determine the quality of the cake. Do you have the lucky quirk?
Metal Man (GM): ...You finish the cake.... But it's green... and smelly....
Gibby: "Hmmm... that's odd..."
Metal Man (GM): ...And it looks like you spilled some cleaner in it.
Gibby pokes it.
Metal Man (GM): You obtained: Poison Cake! It's done, all right.
Gibby: "Meh... could be a good weapon."
Metal Man (GM): The Poison Cake deals 10 damage and poisons if thrown at somebody and it hits. If you eat it, it deals 50 damage and you're permapoisoned for an entire mission.
Gibby puts it away for later use, and decides to go see Metal at the holo room.
Metal Man (GM): You see Metal using the weirdest moves ever.
Gibby: "Hey Metal! What... are you doing?"
Metal Man: "Just mastering a new set of attacks. I like to switch them out to stay with the latest fads."
Gibby: "I see... can I see some?"
Metal Man: "Sure." *He does his trademark move. He hurls a DVD at the punching bag, giving it a nasty cut.*
Metal Man: "Yup."
Charles Magellean goes inside where Metal is training. He has a nasty headache.
Metal Man: "Hello Locos."
Charles Magellean: "Not so loud!"
Metal Man: "...Sorry."
Gibby: "HI LOCOS!"
Charles Magellean: *KER-SMACK He rubs his head.*
Gibby is smacked.
Charles Magellean: "...Oi... he's been traveling the world and defeating some of our top rivals."
Metal Man: "Who has?"
Charles Magellean checks for local anomalies. "Brother Dongthar."
Gibby: "Who's that?"
Charles Magellean: "My ...ehh... long story."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You'd notice an especially strange one around Zio's castle.
Charles Magellean: "...kay?"
Metal Man (GM): While Dongthar has only one anomaly around him, another one caused by a mysterious force is permanently around the castle.
Charles Magellean: "...Hey... look at this. Scan for anolmalies on your dex."
Metal Man (GM): By your calculations, it blocks out Lumis Dongthar... ...it's one to the X-zone... like your shield.
Charles Magellean: "Oh my word... the X-Zone shielding is back."
Metal Man checks...
Gibby: "... I'm missing something, aren't I?"
Metal Man: "...Yeah... the X-zone shielding... and Zio has it!"
Garrick Fy`aar is current at Nova's place. He's been modifying it to more of a base style of area. There's now a large table in front of the massive computer, a fixed warp pad that he found in the storage area of the stadium set just for the stadium warp room and back. He's also been grabbing whatever gun style equipment the stadium can spare and pooling it at one end of the table. He's sitting there, slowly putting together a shotgun.
Metal Man: "How'd he get it?"
Charles Magellean: "Lumis and Zio must've fought. Which reminds me..." *He checks his emails.*
Metal Man (GM): You have one from Ivan.
Charles Magellean reads it.
SIMBER: "One Email in your folder."
Metal Man (GM): You read it. Sender: Ivan.Robotnik@Nintopia.net Subject: Anomalies
Ivan Robotnik: "Hello, Locos. I've noted the anomalies that continue to occur. They seem within correct range... so it isn't The Void. Zio's castle experienced a class 4 interdimensional fluctuation and has disappeared off of all anomaly maps. Something of immense power has made it impossible to enter without some sort of device. Finally..."
Charles Magellean: "...Has to be Dark Force that's responsible."
Ivan Robotnik: "With this email are plans. On paper. Go to Professor Oak. That is all. The plans shall help you defeat Lumis."
Metal Man is, meanwhile, attacking a punching bag with a dictionary.
Gibby is watching Metal.
Metal Man: "Hyah! Hyah! Hyah!"
Metal Man (GM): A computer shows... 0 damage from the attack...
Metal Man: "Hy---AHHHHHHH!!!!!!" *He trips. The book fires a beam of white energy into the punching bag.* "...How did it do that?"
Editor's Note: ...I guess that's where The Book came from.
Gibby: "Uhh... magic?"
Metal Man: "Magic? That's just silly stuff."
Gibby: "Looked like magic."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: Attached are three documents to print out. They all say 'URGENT'
Charles Magellean: "I've always known how to disable X-Zone shielding, since I was the one that invented it." *He heads down to Oak's lab.*
Wolfman and... well, VG, are somewhere around SSQ, but are kind of busy.
Metal Man (GM): You go there.
Oak: "Hello, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "Ivan summoned me here. What be the case?"
Oak: "Well... those three plans you have there are to make Lumis defeatable. It only works once, and I only have enough for one shot..."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly snaps the barrel of the shotgun onto the stock of it, spinning it around to work on the sight next. He works in complete silence.
Oak: "But it will disable his ability to counter moves that have been used on him. How much? I don't know. Maybe it allows 1 move to be used again and again and again, or all of them... Those three plans, I need them. With the item combinizer, you shall have the weapon in your grasp."
Charles Magellean: "Very well." *He hands Oak his dex.*
Metal Man (GM): Oak takes the dex and inserts it into the move combiner. Erm... item combiner. The machine glows, spins... and finally outputs a silly looking ring with a diamond on it.
Oak: "This is the ring of repeating. You twist the diamond to activate it. It only works once. It emits a high frequency of energy which interferes with the ability to defend against moves in the way Lumis does. I suggest you wear it at all times... it might just buy you an escape from him at least."
Charles Magellean: "Very well." *He wears it on his wrist.*
Metal Man (GM): Locos has gained: Ring of Repeating. Uses: 1.
Oak: "One more thing. You said you were trying to seal him away, right? Is there any way to seal him back even now that he's here?"
Metal Man (GM): Metal just... appeared in the room right as Oak said 1 more thing.
Oak: "...Ack! When did you get here?"
Charles Magellean: "Not easily done."
Metal Man: "Heheh heh... Hmmm... this Lumis guy. He reeks of the ability to copy and block attacks. So sealing him would be difficult... wouldn't he just reflect it?"
Charles Magellean: "The problem is more than that... it's too hard to explain."
Metal Man: "It must relate to hyperphysics."
Charles Magellean: "Sort of."
Metal Man: "He apparently isn't a Void-class monster... which is bad. We know all about sealing them. Take all of the items of power and combine them all to plug the hole with power. Of course... there's TWO... no... THREE dimensional Deviants here. Lumis, Glpyh, and Zio."
Charles Magellean: "I've been able to tap into his mind. I have vivid memories of some his experiences."
Metal Man: "What have you seen?"
Charles Magellean: "I recall him and Void battling in his home dimension."
Metal Man: "Well, he can't be all evil. The Void isn't a good guy, after all."
Garrick Fy`aar finishes the work on the shotgun he's working on, finding a spare shell he made and blasting it into a wooden target stood by a nearby wall. BANG! Works well enough. He sets it next to the two sniper rifles, the machine gun, and the four pistols he's made. He has enough parts for one more gun, maybe another shotgun.
Charles Magellean: "He was at full power, and was able to defeat Void. This was before I met him."
Gibby walks by Oak's lab, and overhears a conversation taking place. He stops, and hides next to the door so he can snoop in on the convo.
Charles Magellean: "On the contrary, Void just wanted destruction."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby snoops in easily.
Charles Magellean: "Lumis is can be an extremely evil person if he is forced to be."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova, is there any storage areas aboard this ship? Spare parts... weapons perhaps?"
Charles Magellean: "He even warns people to stay out of his way."
Nova: "There are plenty of storage compartments in this room."
Metal Man: "Well then, that'd explain why he'd been fighting so much."
Aribar would still be at Valhalla Fortress... He's held captive against his will by a group of clerics... And he's probably still scattered about the room. Heh.
Metal Man: "Zio just wants to rule everything, after all."
Charles Magellean: "What's worse, I've seen that he recently fought Zio."
Metal Man: "What happened?"
Charles Magellean: "I'm not sure of the outcome, but he is stronger since that encounter. And before that, he defeated Doopliss."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, let's raid them."
Gibby: .oO(Hmmm... interesting...)
Nova: "...Raid as you please."
Charles Magellean: "This is no mere being we are dealing with. He isn't even at full power."
Garrick Fy`aar starts opening all the storage compartments he can find, placing all the equipment on the table.
Metal Man (GM): Several built-in compartments open for Garrick. They're full of dust. A... single... cube... is all that's not dust.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...??"
Nova: "The stuff in these compartments is 10,000 years old."
Garrick Fy`aar takes out the cube.
Charles Magellean: "He's merely biding his time until he can kill me, or travel in and out of his dimension enough to get the power."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What is this?"
Nova: "I don't know."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It was IN you, shouldn't you know?"
Nova: "I do not remember it being put there."
Garrick Fy`aar flips open his Dex, scanning the box...
Metal Man: "It appears Lumis is much like Glyph. Looking at him, the only part that appears vulnerable is... if the person he's up against never attacked?"
Gibby: .oO(Glyph? Who's this Glyph now? Boy does my head hurts...)
Charles Magellean: "Though that does seem like a weakness, that is in fact his strength."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... what happens if he met someone how imitated him exactly?"
Charles Magellean: "If he isn't attacked, he can still use his dark sorcerer powers."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh, this thing is thick. I'll take it to Oak later, see if he can do anything with it."
Dex: "Unknown cube."
Nova: "Yes... it is very thick."
Metal Man imagines if Lumis attacked himself. "...This hurts my head."
Charles Magellean: "He has the upper hand still."
Gibby: .oO(Good... it's not just me.)
Metal Man: "I think he's more likely to give us all headaches than cough up a weakness."
Charles Magellean: "He has fought clones of himself so many times..."
Metal Man: "Wait! I got it!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, I'll go see if I can find some more useless junk in the stadium and turn it into something we can use later. Need anything, Nova?"
Nova: "Nothing now, thanks Garrick."
Metal Man: "We must get Bill to use the Extra Move on Lumis!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hey, I'm basically turning you into a safehouse. Least I can do. Ring me if you do find something or need something."
Charles Magellean shrugs.
Metal Man: "Then... Lumis remains frozen in time until some idiot unfreezes him."
Garrick Fy`aar steps back on the warp pad, flipping it on and warping back to the stadium.
Charles Magellean: "Let's check on Garrick and focus elsewhere."
Metal Man (GM): *Far, far away* Steve: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!" *Anyway...*
Metal Man: "Okay then."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is back at the stadium.
Gibby: .oO(Something tells me I'm going to get hurt somehow from all of this.)
Metal Man walks to where Garrick is. "Hi Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar steps out of the warp room, heading for the dusty old storage area of the stadium again. Maybe he can make some sort of transportation... a hoverbike or something... Nova would have the files online... He turns a corner and walks by Metal "Oh... hey Metal... need something?"
Metal Man: "We need a map to Subconia."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Map to Subconia..."
Metal Man: "Or... wherever those neglected people live... you know... Dogen... Done..."
Garrick Fy`aar flips open his dex "Nova?"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Donez (Huge letters)
Charles Magellean: "Let's do something else than focus on him."
Metal Man: "...Whoops."
Gibby continues teh snooping around.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You discover Mewtwo. He's... throwing out mirrors.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Do you have anything in your files about a place called Subconia?"
Gibby: "Hello, Mewtwo!"
Mewtwo: "Hello, Gibby."
Gibby: "What 'cha dooooing?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmm... what about a Dr. Donez? *Huge letters*."
Mewtwo: "Destroying Mirrors."
Mewtwo: "Evil people come out of them."
Gibby: "What KIND of evil people?"
Mewtwo: "Ones that copy everything you... hey... you look like a Kirby, right?"
Charles Magellean: "People like lumis."
Gibby looks at himself. "Last I checked, yeah... why?"
Mewtwo: "Maybe you could eat the mirrors. Since it's so hard to throw out mirror dust..."
Gibby: "I dunno... last time I ate glass, I had indigestion for a week."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs, then looks at Metal "No dice. Well, I'm off to find more junk. Later..."
Mewtwo: "Weird... I thought Kirbies could eat anything... Like that night you ate a soda can."
Garrick Fy`aar waves his hand in a farewell, then resumes walking toward that dusty old storage area.
Metal Man (GM): You get to the storage shed.
Gibby: "Well I was starving."
Metal Man (GM): It opens for you.
Garrick Fy`aar steps inside, looking at the boxes and boxes and boxes and BOXES... of junk.
Mewtwo: "...Okay... what if I paid you to eat one mirror?"
Gibby: "How much?"
Metal Man (GM): The boxes are full of all sorts of weird stuff.
Mewtwo: "1000 coins per mirror."
Metal Man (GM): The boxes are all shut, for now.
Gibby: "...you know, suddenly I'm starting to starve."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's see, let's see..." *He goes to a random box, one medium sized one, and pops it open.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick finds....
Garrick Fy`aar: "Parts, parts, who got the parts..."
Gibby inhales a mirror.
Metal Man (GM): A shotgun marked 'Pzkw', a burnt out toaster, and a thousand red chunks... 'Equilibrium' is written on it. Gibby: You eat the mirror... and a weird hat appears on your head.
Gibby: "...eh? What's this?"
Metal Man (GM): You also have a wand glued to your right arm.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh..."
Gibby tries shaking the wand off.
Metal Man (GM): It's stuck.
Garrick Fy`aar takes the box with him, opening one up. He just needs some parts... gun parts... car parts... plane parts...
Metal Man (GM): ...But you generate waves of mirror energy.
Gibby: "Hey Mewtwo, what happened to me?"
Metal Man (GM): You even lightly push Mewtwo away.
Mewtwo: "...I believe you acquired the mirror power."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Opening another box?
Gibby: "Hmmm... I wonder what I can do..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *as long as it doesn't have something evil in it, sure.* *Crosses his fingers for parts.*
Mewtwo: "You can pull the ability out of your mouth and throw it at somebody."
Gibby points his wand at Mewtwo. "What happens if I do... THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You find... A chainsaw, marked pzKw... a can of Lysol... One of Metal's event logs... And the key to god knows what.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, what does pzKw stand for?"
Metal Man (GM): It has, written on it, 'stolen from Metal by Star Steel'
Dex: "It means Panzer owned it. These are some of many weapons confiscated from Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Nothing happens.
Charles Magellean goes outside of the room and meets the others. And sees gibby.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...wil it shock me or something if I grab it?"
Charles Magellean: "...Gibby."
Gibby notices Locos entering the room, and points his wand at him.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good. One more... please let it be parts..." *He pops open one last box.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby splits into two, and hits Locos, dealing 5% damage to Locos.
Charles Magellean takes a couple steps to the right, and raises an eyebrow.
Charles Magellean: "Ow! Also... you have to shake the wand."
Metal Man: "Wait... we could defeat Lumis by not attacking him... then when he uses Dark Magic, we reflect it back at him!"
Gibby: "Really?" *He shakes the wand.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You create a whole lot of reflective waves.
Charles Magellean: "No, not yet! Not at me!"
Gibby: "Oooo... shiny..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal throws a clod of dirt at it... which is reflected into Locos.
Metal Man: "Wha?"
Charles Magellean coughs and sputters.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Come on... big parts, big parts, no whammies, no whammies...*Opens 'da box* STOP!"
Gibby: "I like this!"
Charles Magellean: "...Mewtwo."
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(Always did like that show...)
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You find...
Charles Magellean: "...I believe it's time I had my weapons back."
Metal Man (GM): A radioactive rod in a lead glass container... A jar that is leaking Phazon...
Deloth: "Ooh, glowy."
Metal Man (GM): A control knob... And a Fire Flower. Also marked 'PzKw.'
Garrick Fy`aar frowns.
Aribar walks out of Warp Room, in one piece again... He walks around the hallways aimlessly with a troubled look on his face.
Deloth: "What is in that jar? Moldy blueberry jam?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You notice Deloth watching you.
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and puts it all into the biggest box before standing up, box in hand. "Don't know, gonna find out though."
Mewtwo: "Where did your weapons go, Locos?"
Garrick Fy`aar heads for Oak's lab.
Charles Magellean: "I gave you my automatics for safekeeping?"
Deloth follows Garrick, not really having anything better to do.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You notice Garrick carrying off a lot of junk to inside the stadium.
Mewtwo: "Oh, right."
Aribar hrms... The elf picks up his head and takes out his dex. "Dex, where is Mewtwo at? I'd like to talk to him... Or someone else knowledgable in Nintopia lore."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo snaps a finger, and Locos regains the automatic guns.
Charles Magellean: "Thanks."
Garrick Fy`aar walks into the lab, setting the box down on an empty stretch of table "Doc, you here?"
Aribar heads to the Stadium's lobby and out the door then.
Oak: "Hello, Garrick."
Mewtwo: "Greetings, Aribar."
Digifanatic is resting on the sofa as usual...
Charles Magellean swirls them a few times, then puts them in his holsters.
Digifanatic: "Man, that Lumis is one nutsy little guy..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "There you are. Listen, I'm in need of some parts and tools. Anything you can lend me would be helpful"
Aribar sighs and greets Mewtwo. "Mewtwo, you know a lot about Nintendus, right?"
Deloth: "I get the jelly!"
Oak: "...That's not jelly!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I found all of this, I'm using all ofthis."
Oak: "That's radioactive goo!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh, that'll be interesting to experiment with. I'll look into that. So, about those parts and tools..."
Aribar: "Do you know of anywhere where I can... Atone and be cured of all the curses on me?"
Mewtwo: "Saturn Valley is the best place. It even cured that curse on Skyhigh..."
Aribar: "I tried to get rid of one at the Valhalla Fortress... But the clerics there discovered many more on me... Really?!"
Mewtwo: "Sadly, it did nothing to cure his stupidity."
Aribar: "Can you set up a warp there?"
Mewtwo: "Yes. It is up now."
Aribar: "Rather, can the Warp Room go there? Alright!"
Mewtwo: "Certainly. Just beware of Farmer Zombies."
Charles Magellean: "Arc... I'll accompany you."
Aribar starts racing into the building and then stops... "Zombies?"
Mewtwo: "They attack you with disease and poison!"
Garrick Fy`aar mingles around Oak's lab, looking for anything interesting while he waits for an answer...
Aribar: "...Okay..." *He turns to Locos.* "Two things, Locos..."
Charles Magellean is listening.
Aribar: "One, when you left the Fortress was there some evil spirit sealed by Zio haunting that place?"
Unit Glyph: "WooooOOOOoooo!!!"
Charles Magellean: "Nah, that was actually a projection of Lord Bahamut telling me how to get home."
Oak: "I don't have anything at the moment, Garrick."
Aribar: "...Did you just hear something?"
Metal Man: "Woah... what was that noise?"
Gibby: "GHOSTS! AHHH!!!"
Deloth peeks out the door.
Aribar: "That sounded just like the ghost..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh, don't you have some wenches... or welding tools?"
Gibby hides behind Ari.
Digifanatic goes outside, upon seeing everyone talking.
Charles Magellean: "It sounded like a robot that is coming to us for some reason."
Aribar: "Bah... Anyways, did you really mean it? You'll go with me?"
Charles Magellean: "I faced worse than zombies and a mini-barf." *He hated that cold.*
Deloth steps outside and sets his Dex to scan for ghosts.
Oak: "Sorry, I can't spare any."
Digifanatic: "Hey, what's going on guys?"
Dex: "1 ghost detected."
Gibby: "We're haunted!"
Charles Magellean: "We're going to Saturn Valley to cure Ari of his traumas!"
Aribar: "...Thank you... I must go to the item shop and prepare before we go, though..." *He races off to G&Q.*
Unit Glyph: "I am haunting... Aribar! I will steal your potato chips!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Meh, oh well. I'll see if I can buy some off of G&W." *He hoists up his box and walks off to the shop * "See ya, doc."
Digifanatic: "Ooh... wait up Ari!"
Unit Glyph: *Suddenly appears with potato chips.*
Digifanatic follows Ari back into building.
Deloth steals a potato chip... discreetly.
Gibby follows Digi.
Charles Magellean will now follow ari mindlessly like some glitched AI.
Garrick Fy`aar would probably get there just as everyone else does "Hey, G&W. You got any junk parts or tools for sale?"
Digifanatic walks up to Ari, and motions to come in close so he can whisper something... "Hey, nice find of location... hey, I still have 'it' too, so..."
Aribar has a bit of a list... He sells his Wonder Badge. With it he buys four Maple Syrups, two Froggie Drinks, and two Able Juices... He also listens to Digi.
Deloth eats his potato chip.
Aribar: "...Err... Yeah... I kinda blew up when trying to get decursed by the clerics at Valhalla... I had too many curses."
Digifanatic: "Oh..." "I presume you had to tell what you need fixed, huh?"
Digifanatic: "But is it still latched on me?"
Aribar: "To both of us still, I think... The clerics told me that their attempts to decurse me and all the other older curses on me blew me up before Zio's."
Digifanatic: "I don't need to be left behind, if you understand what I mean..."
Aribar: "Yeah... The more people the better."
Deloth takes his Ice Rod out and examines it.
Digifanatic: "Oh, alright..."
Garrick Fy`aar walks back past Aribar and Digi with a BIG box full of rattling... something...
Digifanatic: "And what's with the potato chips?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "What's with the whispering?"
Aribar: "Oh! Nothing! Nothing!"
Digifanatic: "What. S with the box?"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly arches an eyebrow... "...I'm making stuff... nevermind. I'm in Nova's if you need me."
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhh... okay." *He flashes an okay sign at Garrick.*
Garrick Fy`aar turns down another hallway and heads for the warp room, tapping the button with his pinkie as he's warped back to Nova's. He locks the warp behind him so no one can bother him, then sets to work.
Digifanatic wipes the anxiety sweat from his forehead, and gets back to Ari.
Deloth walks over to Gibby.
Aribar: "Well, I'm pretty much prepared for our upcoming mission..."
Deloth: "Hey, Gibs. You ever seen one of these?"
Aribar: "...I don't know if I should take Locos, though..."
Deloth shows Gibby the Ice Rod.
Digifanatic: "But the problem is with wherever else we're going... even if their skills at inxing-nay the urse-kay from us are much better than the Valhallians, or whatever the proper word is, it'd still be all for naught because we'd have to tell them too, right?"
Gibby: "Oooo... shiny..."
Aribar: "...Not sure, Digi... The Saturns are weird if I recall correctly."
Digifanatic: "Shhhhhhh... what do you mean by weird?"
Aribar: "Oh... Sorry... Well, they talk weird and drink drugged cake and coffee..."
Digifanatic: "Ah..." "Well, good talk. I've got what I need to know." *He heads back to the sofa and starts channel surfing.*
Aribar: "Get a good night's rest, now... If what Mewtwo says is true we'll have a trying day tomorrow!"
Digifanatic: "Eh... that's not a bad idea either..."
Aribar has his spirits renewed. He heads to his room to study his spellbook and prepare for tomorrow.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone: You're in the big room.
Metal Man: "Hi guys."
Gibby: "Hello, Metal."
Deloth: "Hey, Metal. What's going on?"
Metal Man: "I don't know, exactly..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's there, too. He's all patched up, but still not uncursed.
Aribar is standing near entrance of the room. He's already geared up. The elf was preparing to take on the journey to Saturn Valley, but it looks like justice has different plans. He's still prepared for the worst, though. "You don't know?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo warps in.
Mewtwo: "Of course, being the official briefer, I shall be the one to tell you what's been going on."
Deloth: "Of course."
Mewtwo: "Let's see..." *He looks through some papers, then sticks a tape into a VCR slot in the wall. The following video plays:*
Gibby: "YAY! A movie!" *He grabs a chair.*
Zio: "Attention, citizens of Nintopia. Today has marked a new era in the history of this world."
Deloth: "Oh, no. Not him again..."
Zio: "My valiant armies have departed to take over the rogue nation which you live in."
Aribar: "...He must never die."
Zio: "...For, you see... you struck first. An unnamed Magician attacked my castle..."
Zio: "He even fought me, claiming to be the strongest wizard in all of the world."
Gibby: "Ugh... wizards. They're no fun."
Aribar: "...I didn't go off to fight him... There aren't many wizards in Nintopia. Who could it be?"
Zio: "While he was quickly dispatched by the powers of my SUPERIOR magic, I'm afraid I'll have to return the stroke. Surrender if you know what's good for you."
Metal Man (GM): The tape ends. Another thing on the tape, however, plays.
(Disembodied Voice): "All who dare fight Zio shall dieeeeeee..."
Metal Man (GM): The tape ends.
Gibby: "...I give this movie two thumbs down."
Mewtwo: "You'd think this would call for attacking Zio, right?"
Deloth: "Shut up, Gibby."
Gibby: "Meh... critics..."
Aribar: "How do we attack Zio? He's neigh-unbeatable!"
Mewtwo: "Wrong. Zio is protected by a strange force-field. Not even his mystery assailant could break through that... though that person should be dead. Instead, we focuse on a separate, but dire issue. Grunty's empire is threatening all commerce as we know it!"
Aribar: "...I say we take Doopliss as a hostage and demand them to stop their work or we kill him! ... And then we kill him anyways!"
Mewtwo: "That, combined with Zio's own corrupt business, is scheduled to knock us out of business financially in a month. ...Doopliss's house is as protected as Zio's. We must, instead, cause maximum damage to Grunty's operations."
Gibby: "Oooo... destruction..."
Mewtwo: "Since Grunty possesses some alliance with the rogue AI, Avon, they can be classified as enemies."
Deloth: "Destruction derby, YEAH!"
Mewtwo: "The target which would reap maximum damage also has one of these."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo pulls out a golden key.
Gibby: "A key?"
Aribar: "Ah... That's good... Right?"
Mewtwo: "We need 36 of these to free Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo Jumbo. This is a fake."
Mewtwo: "You must find them all and replace them with fakes."
Charles Magellean: "Even if you can dent some of their operations, the Golden Warrior can make short work of us," *Says Locos as he appears.*
Gibby: "I see..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo hands the fake to Aribar.
Mewtwo: "Then we shall have to take it out, Locos."
Aribar accepts it. "So... We're off to cause mayham and find a key? Sounds easy enough..."
Mewtwo: "Oak is here to find the keys."
Metal Man (GM): Oak comes out... with some weird scanner that has 6 coathangers stuck in it. It beeps.
Oak: "Triangulating my various searches..."
Deloth: "What the heck is that?"
Metal Man (GM): Oak types into a computer.
Charles Magellean: "It has a barrier to block strong attacks. If we somehow get the Flute that controls the warrior, we control the golden machine made."
Oak: "It's my key-o-memeter... ...Amazing!"
Gibby: "Nice name..."
Metal Man: "You see the picture. It forms a triangle... around Bowser's castle."
Oak: "Bowser's castle. That's right. One key in there."
Deloth: "Target sighted, heehee..."
Oak: "...Scans indicate a large amount of cheap merchandise in there, too..."
Metal Man (GM): Oak pulls out the 'Cheap-Merchandise-monitor-2300'
Deloth: "GRUNTY brand, I'm guessing."
Oak: "Yup. Tons of cheap merchandise and a key."
Aribar: "...Oak, you have WAY to much spare time."
Oak: "Well, that's it. You just have to break in and destroy everything."
Gibby: "I can do that with my eyes closed."
Oak: "Well, it's good that I have the spare time... otherwise you'd be lost!"
Aribar: "Break into Bowser's castle... ?"
Mewtwo: "The warp rooms are ready. The coordinates have been set in."
Gibby heads to the warp room.
Mewtwo: "Right out front of Bowser's castle."
Aribar: "Wouldn't that cause him to fight us? ... Bah." *He begins to head to the warp room.*
Deloth follows Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): You guys go into the warp room... There's a yellow warp pipe there.
Deloth: "Well, here we go again."
Gibby: "CANNON BALL!"
Deloth jumps into the warp pipe.
Gibby leaps up in the air, curls himself into a ball, and falls into the pipe.
Aribar heads into the pipe... AFTER everyone else goes in.
Metal Man (GM): You all appear out, in a beutiful... ...snowing wasteland. It's collld....
Gibby shivers. "I hate the cold..."
Metal Man (GM): ...You see a large, flat area where a castle should be.
Aribar looks about, holding his arm close to him... "C-c-cold..."
Deloth wraps his wings around himself.
Metal Man: "Where did the castle go?"
Deloth: "Well, this is a bad turn of events."
Aribar: "...I bet it's there."
Gibby: "Maybe the castle is... invisible!"
Aribar begins to walk forward towards that flat area. "Gibby's got the idea."
Gibby: "First one today..." *He follows Ari.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You walk into the flat area. The castle is... well, you don't feel any castle there. You walk right around in it.
Metal Man follows.
Deloth: "So now what?" *He walks up with the others.*
Aribar looks up... "Maybe it's in the sky?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: Overcast clouds, that's all you see.
Gibby: "Let me try something, guys. Stand back..."
Metal Man stands back. "Okay..."
Deloth sighs and does so.
Gibby holds him arm out in the air "...ALAKAZAM!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Music: http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/smb3_IceRemix_d_zb.mid Gibby: Nothing happens.
Gibby: *-_-;* "It was worth a try..."
Deloth: "Uh, open sesame?"
Metal Man (GM): A brown pipe appears in the middle of the castle area.
Gibby: "Nice one, Del!"
Aribar opens his Dex up. "Come in, Mewtwo... I think we're at the wrong pla--... Nevermind" He closes his dex and looks at the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): The pipe goes underground.
Deloth: "I'll go first."
Gibby: "Hmmm... a can opener, or a belly flop?"
Deloth walks over and jumps into the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth disappears it, as usual.
Deloth: "JACK KNIFE!"
Aribar heads into the pipe.
Gibby: "Yeah... that works." *He leaps up in the air, and jack knives straight into the pipe.*
Metal Man walks into the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody drops through the pipe and lands inside a stone chamber. A castle, presumably. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/NOTSSBM.mid The way ahead is blocked by a pit of lava.
Deloth: "Oof!" *He lands onto the floor.*
Metal Man (GM): There's 2 boxes named 'Grunty's Merchandise' nearby.
Gibby lands on Deloth.
Deloth shoves Gibby off.
Gibby: "Heh... my bad."
Deloth: "Just wonderful. Now what do we do?"
Gibby walks over to the boxes.
Aribar walks over to a box of the merchandise and looks in it.
Charles Magellean pops on the floor as well.
Deloth looks into the boxes as well.
Metal Man (GM): You reach the boxes.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/NOTSSBM.mid <--The music
Gibby opens the one next to him.
Metal Man (GM): The box opens, revealing... a bunch of junk.
Deloth looks over at the box He digs through the junk.
Gibby scans the junk with the dex.
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Grunty's Merchandise' all over it.
Dex: "Grunty's Merchandise. Destroy with predjudice."
Aribar looks back to the lava pit to see exactly how long it would be to get across to the other side... Assuming there is a ledge or something on the other side.
Dex: "Find all 100 to get a special bonus."
Digifanatic has entered with the others..."Hmm... Grunty's work..."
Metal Man (GM): It's just a simple jump, although a slightly long one.
Deloth: "Of cour-BONUS?!"
Gibby: "Oooo... interesting."
Digifanatic: "I'm in for that..."
Charles Magellean gets out his onyx sword.
Deloth stands up and kicks the boxes into the lava "Burn, baby, burn!"
Charles Magellean: "We must give BIG slash for crap merchandise!"
Metal Man (GM): The boxes hit the lava and explode. 2/100 boxes destroyed. There's a box levitating above the lava. It's high up there, too.
Gibby: "How are we going to get that box?"
Aribar: "...Hrm... I've got this one."
Deloth: "I'll get it if Ari misses."
Aribar walks up to the edge.
Gibby: "And I'll... just watch."
Metal Man (GM): You'd need to ace a single jump or doa double-jump.
Metal Man: "Ditto."
Aribar: "I don't miss... Magic Missile!" *He fires a ball of arcane energy at the box and hits it for 22% damage.*
Metal Man (GM): The box falls into the lava and explodes. 3/100
Digifanatic: "Nice shot."
Gibby: "That works."
Metal Man (GM): The lava is now covered...
Aribar: "Nothing to it... hrm..."
Metal Man (GM): With junk. Which makes a perfect bridge.
Deloth: "Well, that worked out nicely."
Metal Man walks across it. "Good work."
Gibby crosses the junk bridge.
Charles Magellean: "Aye!"
Digifanatic walks across the junk bridge.
Charles Magellean walks cross it.
Aribar: "Quick! Before it all burns we should get to the other side..." *The elf jogs to the other side.*
Deloth runs across.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, is 5 cannons manned by 5 Buster beetles. Do you engage them?
Gibby stays where he is.
Metal Man (GM): Behind them is a line of 5 boxes.
Gibby: "Hmm... there must be an easier way to get by them."
Digifanatic: "Well then..."
Deloth: "I prefer violence."
Charles Magellean: "We hit them out of their range."
Deloth unsheathes his katana.
Metal Man: "Okay... go Deloth... show them your violence!"
Charles Magellean has fully unsheathed his sword.
Gibby takes out his gun.
Aribar: "It'd be nice if we could get then to shoot the boxes, but do what you want, Del..."
Metal Man pulls out his sucky looking Stun Baton.
Aribar unsheaths his blade, Moonlight.
Deloth: "Ari, that's a good idea. Hey, cockroaches!"
Charles Magellean: "...You still use that, Metal?"
Gibby: "It's risky though."
Metal Man: "Yes."
Charles Magellean: "Yeesh."
Deloth: "Go for the cannons first!"
Metal Man (GM): Remember: You only get two atatcks if above level 7. You only get 1 if under level 7 If level 7, you get two attacks.
Gibby gets on one "knee", and fires two shots at the middle buster beetle.
Metal Man (GM): My dice should be one... Do that again, Gibby Two hits. It's dead.
Gibby gets back up.
Aribar goes suicidal. He attempts to run over and past the cannons and taunt them into destroying the boxes. "Hey you... Spoony Beetles! Bet you can't hit me!"
Metal Man (GM): 1 action. You run past them. The second action, you incite upon yourself 9 counter attacks. The 5 cannons fire 5 Bullet bills. The 4 Buster Beetles throw them at you. Oops 28% per hit. The final one just flies at you. If that one hits, it deals 10% damage. The misses hit boxes.
Metal Man (GM): How many hits?
Aribar is hit, misses, hit, hit, and...
Metal Man (GM): 1 more box destroyed. 4/100
Charles Magellean: "Can these beetles talk?"
Aribar is hit the other two times...
Metal Man (GM): 94% damage. Aribar runs past, and a huige cloud of smoke fills the room.
Metal Man (GM): -4 to all attack rolls for the rest of the round.
Aribar is still living, though.
Deloth: "We knew ye well."
Aribar: "Uuuuuhg... Remind me not to do that again."
Metal Man: "Who turned out the lights?" *cough* *cough.*
Deloth: "Turn 'em back on, I can't see!"
Charles Magellean: "Slash of the Night!"
Metal Man: "Stupid flammable boxes... they must have hit one..."
Metal Man (GM): A little sign pops up in the corner.
Digifanatic: "Musta been a Grunty Smoke Bomb..."
Charles Magellean allows himself to focus his energy through his sword, and then swings it so it hits the ground. A wave of darkness comes out of the sword and flies through the ground and cracking it at the same time while going towards second beetle cannon. (still melee ranged... just not going up to one)
Metal Man (GM): Current Damage: $4000
Digifanatic: "Even if it's not that explosive..."
Metal Man (GM): That's in the dexes, of course. Hit.
Charles Magellean: *15% dark damage.*
Metal Man (GM): You crack it a bit.
Charles Magellean jumps back a few feet.
Metal Man (GM): That end your turn? Hmmm... time for the Buster Beetles to attack.
Charles Magellean then sheathes his sword and takes out his 2 semi-automatics. He fires three shots per gun at the damaged ...thing. *10% per hit.*
Metal Man (GM): All of them hit, but they deal half damage per hit. 30% damage. The Buster Beetles divide their tasks accordingly. 2 throw blocks at Aribar.
Charles Magellean returns his guns to their holsters.
Metal Man (GM): One of them is open for a counter attack from Aribar. The other hits for 18% damage.
Aribar dodges and counters one with a sword slash, and is hit by the other.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You may counter-attack the one that missed so badly before dying, if you die. You can still counter-attack it if you survive. Ah.
Aribar then ATTEMPTS to survive his 123%/100% damage.
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* You poison the beetle.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: 2/3 lives. The other two beetles hurl blocks at Locos.
Charles Magellean: "That's another point for him on the tramua chart."
Metal Man (GM): ...One misses, the other is open for a counter attack from Locos.
Charles Magellean pulls out his sword, cuts through one of the blocks, and sends another Slash of the Night towards it!
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Charles Magellean: *another 15~*
Metal Man: "Wow... I wonder if we get bonus points for killing cannons... After all, they cost money."
Deloth: "Smash the cannons!"
Metal Man: "They're hard-looking things, though..."
Gibby: "It would be wiser to kill the controllers themselves."
Digifanatic goes to the Cannon Locos hit and tries smashing it with a Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You only deal 8 damage for some reason.
Deloth: "What the heck is up with those cannons..."
Charles Magellean: "Fire-resistant."
Deloth scans the damaged cannon.
Digifanatic: "Either that or they got a good shell..."
Special: Half Damage from Physical Attacks
Attack: Creates 1 Bullet Bill
Digifanatic continues attacking the same Cannon with a Super Mario Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Desc: "The cannon, Bowser's defense machine of choice, guards the various castles of his land by firing Bullet Bills. They're tough against melee-range attacks, as well as physical attacks."
Digifanatic heads back to the others.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: is that 8% with or without adjustment? You only deal 4% damage with that attack, then.
Digifanatic: "The lesser the cannons, the better..."
Gibby: "Hey Digi, I just got a completely random idea."
Metal Man: "Alright, it's time to blast some beetles! HYAH!"
Digifanatic: "Yesssssss, Gibby?"
Metal Man spins around like a tornado, at the beetles.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
Charles Magellean: "...Keep those things away from ice blocks, though."
Metal Man (GM): 15 damage to each hit beetle.
Digifanatic: "I have a feeling I know what you're thinking, but please be willing to say something."
Gibby: "What if I shot down one of the beetles, then you climbed on top of the cannon that it was on, and tried controlling it so that it would hit the other cannons!"
Digifanatic: "Hey, that's not a bad idea..."
Gibby: "That's two for two today."
Digifanatic: "Don't know if they're planted to the ground or not, though..."
Metal Man: "Now... take this, weak beetle thing!!!! JACK ATTACK! WHAAAAAACK!"
Gibby: "It's worth a try."
Charles Magellean: "It's worth a try; the beetles are intelligent, but headstrong."
Metal Man manages to trip. The beetle throws another beetle at him. He avoids the thrown beetle. "Bah." *He steps back into position.*
Metal Man (GM): The cannons fire simultaneously. 5 bullet bills appear, to attack next turn.
Digifanatic: "Someone go for the Bills if all possible..."
Metal Man: "...Man, there's tons of them!"
Gibby fires two shots at the bill closest to hitting him. *Crit.*
Metal Man: "It is instantly exploded, hit twice."
Aribar comes back off the revival platform, mad...
Metal Man (GM): There's a cracked cannon. Blasting it should do a LOT of damage ..Or result in death... you never know.
Aribar: "Okay... Let's not try that again..." *He fires an Ice Elemental Blast at it for 60% Ice damage. He's hoping to encase it in ice instead of exploding it.*
Metal Man (GM): The cracked cannon is hit, and explodes. Damage: $5500
Metal Man (GM): Nobody is hurt, besides that cannon, which exploded.
Aribar then fires off a Fire Elemental Blast at the next cannon for 60% Fire damage.
Charles Magellean: "Goo job."
Metal Man (GM): It is cracked. FYI, the smoke is gone.
Charles Magellean forms a triangle with his hands, then his eyes become all swirly as he stares at one of the buster beetles whose cannon is undamaged... "Come to meee..."
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... You control the beetle.
Charles Magellean: "Unload thine arsenal unto a former comrade, namely one of the cannons nearby."
Metal Man (GM): The beetle takes the cannon, points at another beetle, and fires at him. *BAM.*
Metal Man (GM): 28% to a beetle, who is now dead.
Charles Magellean: "Exxxccellent, my ally."
Metal Man (GM): The 4 Bullet Bills attack... 1 of them attacks Locos.
Charles Magellean jumps on it.
Metal Man (GM): It misses. The other three attack Digi. 18% per hit...36% damage total.
Digifanatic: *BAM* *POW* "Ah! Silly buggers..."
Metal Man (GM): The three of them throw blocks at Locos. 30% damage total.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *He sees the various enemies surrounding him, and decided to use one of his Super Mushrooms. * *BOINT BOINT BOINT!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi becomes... big! You may do your other action.
Digifanatic uses a Golf Club on the damaged cannon.
Metal Man (GM): The cannon attacks by firing a bullet bill into you. 20% damage.
Digifanatic: *OONT OONT OONT!* (shrinking sound)
Gibby: "You ok?"
Deloth: "Well, I think it's time for a meltdown!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'm fine..."
Metal Man: "Oh no! Please don't irradiate me!"
Deloth blows a cloud of Flare Breath at the cracked cannon.
Metal Man (GM): The cannon is unable to move. You hit.
Deloth: *17% Fire damage.*
Metal Man (GM): You may use your other action. If you have one.