Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 138: Everybody Hates Aribar
Date: 2:33:03 PM, February 10th; 9:32:14 PM, February 10th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): The group is in a large room... The Grunty room, of course. There's a single mirror. Shadow Aribar is walking towards it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wait, hold on..."
Aribar: "...What are you doing, Shadow?"
Charles Magellean: "Halt, Shadow."
Garrick Fy`aar quickly flips out his Dex and scans the mirror.
Shadow Aribar: *Seems to ignore Locos, walking to the mirror.*
Gibby: "Uhhh... does he know what he's doing?"
Dex: "...DING! Normal mirror."
Aribar stomps towards his shadow. "Shadow, sit!"
Garrick Fy`aar pulls out his M150, not believing his Dex for a minute in THIS situation.
Shadow Aribar: "...The mirror... calls me..."
Charles Magellean: "...Do as you will."
Shadow Aribar: *He reaches the mirror and starts glowing.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Shadow, stop now or I'll pop you one."
Shadow Aribar: "Go ahead..."
Charles Magellean: "Garrick, lighten up. What are you so worked up about anyway?"
Shadow Aribar: *The mirror starts turning purple. A portal is opening.*
Shadow Aribar: "I shall open the mirror."
Gibby: "THAT could be the reason..."
Aribar backs up and puts his hand on the hilt of his sword.
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's a single mirror in a large room. In this case, something BIG is going to come out."
Shadow Aribar: *Steps back, the portal now fully open.*
Shadow Aribar: "Hmmmm... I wonder where it goes... or if there's anything behind it."
Garrick Fy`aar pulls the hammer back on his gun, raising it and taking aim at the mirror. His eyes flick between Shadow and the mirror.
Shadow Aribar: "I am doing this to help Locos."
Charles Magellean: "In that case, the many of you should find Mistress Gruntilda and get the key. Ari Garrick and I will stay here."
Shadow Aribar: "Now then. Tell me about Lumis."
Aribar: "...Don't, Locos."
Shadow Aribar: "His name calls to me as this mirror does."
Garrick Fy`aar quickly scans the new portal, trying to find it's exit point...
Charles Magellean: "...I cannot."
Shadow Aribar: "You cannot? Are you sure? There is something about him which... must be eliminated."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly walks up to the mirror, taking a few steps closer "Dex, anything?"
Charles Magellean: "I can not and will not say his location, for he can usually be found on the move, and I am honor bound to not give information to possible pursuers."
Metal Man (GM): The mirror is now a purple portal.
Shadow Aribar: "I do not need his location. I need information on who he is."
Aribar opens his dex up... "Mewtwo? Simber? Anyone? Is there anyone from the Super Smash Stadium there?"
Shadow Aribar: *He smiles a bit.*
SIMBER: "Hello Aribar."
Aribar: "Can you get a warp for..." *The elf quickly counts heads...* "Five people out of here? We're at Grunty's base of operations..."
SIMBER: "Five people? Okay."
Charles Magellean: "It is not best to say right now."
Metal Man (GM): A large, blue warp appears on the floor. It's a circle.
Charles Magellean: "Let us either leave this place or find the key."
Shadow Aribar: "Very well."
Gibby: "Leaving sounds good..."
Aribar: "...Dah! I meant six... I forgot myself..."
Shadow Aribar: "Farewell, Questers."
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't move, he's still staring at the portal.
Shadow Aribar: "When I return, the world shall be a safer place."
Aribar: "...Bye, annoyance."
Shadow Aribar: *He walks through Garrick and into the portal, disappearing.*
Gibby: "Should... we stop him?"
Metal Man (GM): The portal is beginning to close.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm going."
Charles Magellean: "I can't stop anyone."
Aribar: "Let him go on his suicidal qu--Garrick!"
Charles Magellean: "Of course."
Metal Man (GM): You better hurry. It's 3/4 open now, as opposed to completely open.
Aribar: "No you aren't, Garrick!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "This doesn't bode well. Have Simber set up a track on me for immedate warp out."
Charles Magellean: "Leave it to Garrick to be like a Raphael and be the rashest of our group."
Aribar gets ready to cast a Jolt spell if Garrick heads to the mirror.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Don't worry, I've still got to get home. Not going to stop until I get back."
Metal Man (GM): The warp is half-closed.
Aribar: "If you follow that Shadow, how can you be sure you'll be able to come back?"
Charles Magellean: "...you're hopeless, you know that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "No worries, I can take care of myself. Later, people." *He rushes forward and leaps in*
Gibby: "Well... I don't trust that Shadow Ari. I'm going after him!" *He follows Garrick.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby and Garrick disappear.
Aribar: "Locos, are we the only sane people here?"
Charles Magellean: "Ari... don't you want to stop that annoyance?"
Metal Man (GM): The mirror is now only 1/4 open.
Charles Magellean: "...You call me sane." *He laughs out loudly.*
Metal Man: "...I'll stay with you, Locos."
Aribar: "...Okay, we need to make a decision. We following?"
Metal Man: "After all. Somebody needs to carry you. Eh... it's either him, or the key."
Charles Magellean: "I... am going home. You follow the bozo and the butterball if you want."
Metal Man (GM): Portal is now almost closed.
Metal Man: "Then I'm with Locos. Shall we go, Locos?"
Charles Magellean: "Let us get that key then."
Aribar: "...Let them go off on their suicidal mission I guess... I'll stick with you."
Metal Man: "Okay."
Metal Man (GM): The mirror closes. The key is over by where the boxes were. In a... plastic case.
Metal Man: "Well, there's the key. Now we have to get it out."
Aribar walks over to the key... He picks up the case and walks back to the others. He looks to see if there is any way to open the case... If there are latches, or a keyhole, or anything.
Metal Man: "Okay... hmmm."
Metal Man (GM): The case seems sealed shut.
Charles Magellean: "We need to replace it with a fake key though."
Aribar: "...Hold this, Locos." *He puts the case on Locos's head and gets out the fake key Mewtwo gave him.*
Metal Man: "...I am perfectly capable of holding it..."
Charles Magellean: "...I will get you yet, wizard!"
Aribar: "Oh, if you insist. Locos makes such a nice table, though..."
Metal Man holds the case. "Okay. Now what?"
Aribar: "..." *Pokes the case with the fake key.*
Charles Magellean: "Put the fake key where the original was."
Metal Man (GM): The case does not budge... it doesn't get through.
Metal Man: "...We need to get the key out of the box." *He bashes the box. No effect.*
Aribar: "I've an idea, but we can't do it here..."
Metal Man: "It won't break."
Aribar: "If we could teleport the key out of it..."
Metal Man: "...Does anyone have a... oh yeah."
Charles Magellean: "Unless we can beam back here, your idea is out of the question."
Metal Man takes out a breathmint, and throws it at the box.
Metal Man (GM): The box is unsealed.
Aribar: "...WHAT did you just do?"
Charles Magellean: "...What move was that."
Metal Man: "It was a breathmint. It eliminates status effects."
Aribar: "..." *Twitch.*
Metal Man: "The box was sealed."
Charles Magellean: "Oi."
Aribar: "...Able Juice-flavored breathmints... "
Charles Magellean: "Open, take, replace, close, put back."
Aribar takes the real key. He opens the box first, though... "...Why must we replace?"
Metal Man puts the fake in the box, closes it, and puts it back on the pedestal. "Fake key. Makes them think they still have it. Now then. To home!"
Metal Man picks up Locos and walks into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* ...That's odd. The warp home just went out with them ..And the mirror is glowing again.
Aribar follows Metal. He's relieved he doesn't have to carry that tubby statue... The elf then blinks. "...WHAT just happened?!"
Dex: "Unknown error. Communications temporarily severed. Location: Inside mirror."
Aribar: "I'll 'unknown error' you! Looks like we are following those crazies..."
Charles Magellean: "Wonderful... wonder what twist of fate brought us here."
Metal Man and Locos are at HQ. "...Well, the warp, mostly."
Aribar blinks, apparently left behind...
Metal Man (GM): The mirror turns completely purple.
Aribar: "...To the crazies" *The elf trudges to the mirror and reluctantly heads inside.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Gibby, Garrick, Aribar... and King Demon, who just randomly warped in... Are inside a sort of mirror world. Shadow Aribar has disappeared.
Gibby: "Ari... I thought you were going home... and what are YOU doing here, KD?"
King Demon warps in somehow.
Metal Man (GM): There's a purple corridor that goes straight ahead.
Garrick Fy`aar looks to find Ari, Gibby... and somebody else... "You guys okay?"
Aribar: "Let's just say the universe is trying to say it wants me dead..."
King Demon looks around "Err, hi?"
Gibby shrugs "Whatever..."
Aribar obviously has little faith in this adventure.
Metal Man (GM): Purple corridor, foreboding quiet. Nothing else.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whatever, let's get moving. Weapons out."
King Demon: "I'd love to tell you Gibby, but I really don't know myself..."
Aribar: "Well, where did my shadow go? ... And who's that?" *The elf unsheaths Moonlight and points at KD.*
Garrick Fy`aar double checks his pistol before walking onward.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is... a large room. There's a total of 32 person-sized mirrors in here.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez..."
Aribar: "Have I ever mentioned that I hate mirrors?"
Garrick Fy`aar scans the lot of them...
King Demon: "So... where am I?"
Aribar: "No idea."
Metal Man (GM): There's a ladder that goes down in the middle of the room.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...okay." *He shrugs and heads for the ladder.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk to the mirror....
King Demon: "Great..."
Metal Man (GM): Your footsteps echo 32 times.
King Demon goes toward the ladder as well.
Metal Man (GM): Same for everyone else who walks to the ladder which goes down. Below it... is light.
Aribar sheaths his sword and heads down the ladder.
Metal Man (GM): A green field is below. The ladder reaches the ground.
King Demon goes down the ladder.
Metal Man (GM): The ladder seems to go up into a cloud... it's eerily like the light world. A darkish sun shines on this world.
Aribar: "Where is this?" *He hops off the ladder a couple rungs from the bottom and unsheaths his sword again.*
Garrick Fy`aar slides down the ladder, immediately drawing his gun. "...no idea..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Some sort of beetle walks up to you guys.
???: "What the heck? Is this a C-span gathering or something?"
King Demon: "I'm not sure I really want to know Ari"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and just who the hell are you?"
Fred: "I am Fred the Spanyard... farm boy."
Aribar: "...'allo, Mr. Beetle... What is C-Span exactly?"
Fred: "...My favorite TV show, of course! ...Elf boy. So then. What brings you to NC land? Has Jay Respo invaded your world?"
Aribar: "...We're looking for my shadow, Mr. Yard."
Fred: "...I'm not a yard! Now then, you're looking for your shadow... why? I mean, my shadow is right here."
Metal Man (GM): Fred points at his shadow.
Aribar: "'cause he's a jerk... And he's gone missing."
King Demon: "I don't think he means that kind of shadow."
Fred: "...This is like some sort of messed up Peter Pan movie! ...Okay. What does your shadow look like?"
Aribar: "...Peter Pan? ...Like me, only... Completely black."
King Demon: "So where's Captain Hook?"
Fred: "...There is no Captain Hook here. Now then. You're saying a clone of you who wears black is... LOSE... in NC land? The horrors!"
Gibby: "Captain hook?"
Fred: "Well, there's only one way to fix this. We must ask the help of... DR. DONEZ!"
Aribar: "...GAAAH! What in the name of Whaller did you just do?!"
Garrick Fy`aar arches an eyebrow.
Fred: "What? You mean... DR. DONEZ?"
Gibby: "STOP THAT!"
Aribar: "...Who is... DR. DONEZ?"
Fred: "...Okay. Okay. I'm sorry."
King Demon: "Woah, dizzy..."
Gibby smacks Ari.
Fred: "Well, uhhh... he's the smartest person in Ncland."
Gibby: "Don't encourage him!"
Fred: "He says such crazy things as "
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then let's go find this..."
Fred: "1+1 = 2 and I'm going to conquer the world!"
Gibby prepares a slap.
Fred: "I still say 1 + 1 = Pineapple."
Aribar: "One plus one IS two."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you know what? Nevermind. Let's just find him."
Fred: "Okay. Follow me!"
Gibby: "Sure... why not?"
Metal Man (GM): Fred starts walking off towards some sort of strange house up above.
Gibby follows Fred.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, there are two miniature people in ninja-suits.
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and follows.
Biggs: "Halt, foolish infidels!"
Gibby: "Uhhh... Hi there."
Wedge: "We will slow your molecular movement until it ceases to exist!"
Aribar: "...Who and what are you?"
King Demon follows fred and is gonna shoot biggs in five seconds.
Biggs: "Clearly you do not know that there is an excruciating capital tax on this ancient road?"
Garrick Fy`aar looks at Fred. "Let me guess, totally annoying and stupid idiots you wish never exsisted?"
Fred: "Ugh... they're Biggs. And Wedge."
King Demon: "So who are these jokes?"
Gibby: "What is this 'tax'?"
Wedge: "Empty your coinpurses in fear of our life-taking retribution!"
Aribar: "...Look! A diversion!" *Points down the way they came.*
Gibby: "WHERE?" *He looks.*
Biggs: "The law that prevents such idiotic travelers as you from using our wondrous path without dropping a thousand kilos of change!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hey, boys. Guess what?"
Wedge: "Foolish elf, we are not fooled by such pathetic diversions!"
Biggs: "Clearly there is nothing going on in the indicated direction!"
Gibby: "...what am I looking at again?"
Aribar: "Not even the one behind you?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...enough of this." *He flips a switch and fires a sonic charge at the ground between the two of them, sending them flying*
Metal Man (GM): ...The attack goes right under them as they jump over it.
King Demon: "Nice..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...feisty little buggers."
Biggs: "Foolish Earth-child! Your plastic toy has failed to cause malicious damage to our perfect selves!"
Wiggs: "We shall grant you the most terrible pain in your pathetic existances!"
Aribar sighs and attempts to walk around them.
Fred: "Let's just find another way."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: They both try to jump on you. 20% damage per hit.
Aribar is jump'd.
Gibby: "Wait a minute... how much is it going to cost to get past?"
Aribar: "Arrg... That DOES it!" *BADGES ACTIVATED!*
Biggs: "Watch as we interpretive dance your costly demis at the fate of our mighty jumping prowess!"
Gibby: "Always resorting to violence..."
Wedge: "Look as your eyes turn way and you flee like a yellow weasel!"
Garrick Fy`aar looks at Fred. "Usually, I'm the one who's doing this."
Biggs: "Look what we are doing to your spines!"
Aribar: "Magic Missile! " *He sends an enormous arcane missile at Biggs 88% damage.*
Fred: "Just follow me. They're some sort of weird Canadians."
Metal Man (GM): Fred walks to the side and walks on the grass by the road.
Gibby shrugs, and follows teh Fred.
Aribar: "Jolt! " *He sends an eletrical bolt at Biggs for 60% Electric damage and a possible stunnage.*
Wedge: "Watch as the fools are eaten by their foolish movement!"
King Demon teleports past the ninjis.
Metal Man (GM): You hit Biggs... no effect.
Metal Man (GM): King: You hit a strange, invisible force field that blocks the way.
King Demon: "... well, that was pointless..."
Biggs: "Ha ha! Your cheating ways have given you a face slamming!"
Garrick Fy`aar just follows Fred too. "Hey Ari, we're going to just leave now!"
Wedge: "Watch as we interpretive dance your foolishness!"
Aribar: "..." *He wonders how Fred got past and he didn't.*
Biggs: "SMASH! You hit the wall with incredible velocity, your feeble brain unable to comprehend e = mc^2!"
Metal Man (GM): Fred is not walking on the road. He's walking on the grass.
Aribar: "..." *Sighs and goes to walk in the grass past them...*
Gibby: "How are going to get by, Fred?"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone walks past them. You hear them yelling in the distance, but oh well.
King Demon gets on the grass and runs past them.
Fred: "They mindlessly guard random things."
Gibby: "Oh... I see..."
Fred: "Don't worry, they won't be there forever."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the house of... DR. DONEZ!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and you were saying you didn't want to go through, Ari."
Gibby: "Is this the place?"
Aribar: "At least we're past those bird-brained twits..."
Gibby walks up to the door, and knocks.
King Demon: "Hey, don't insult birds!"
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Aribar: "Why not? We don't know any dumb birds..."
Donez: "Come in, come in! Come to my laboratory!"
King Demon: "... good point."
Aribar: "...A bird with a mask? ..."
Gibby: "Hello... DR. DONEZ."
Metal Man (GM): Inside, DR. DONEZ is welding a rather complex looking machine.
Digifanatic has warped in somehow...
Aribar smacks his face with his hand.
Gibby steps inside.
Donez: "Why yes. The mask hides my eyes from the burning sunlight."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman has also warped in.
Garrick Fy`aar just stares a little... then walks in.
Aribar: "...YOU'RE our ticket to finding my shadow?!"
Wolfman arrives to some some strange... guess he did make that wrong turn at Albuquerque.
Digifanatic: "What is going on?"
Gibby sighs. "Somebody brief Digi."
Wolfman: "Sorry I'm late... I got lost leaving Grunty's lair."
Donez: "Your shadow? How did you lose it?"
Gibby: "...and wolf."
King Demon: "Hey doc!"
Donez: "I am an expert in Shadow-Location."
Gibby: "I didn't know there was an expertise for finding shadows..."
Aribar: "...I was blasted with a wave of death. Instead of dying, an embodyment of all the curses on me was made... My shadow."
Wolfman: "There is probably in expertise in almost everything. Remember; we faced someone that had an expertise on cheese doodles."
Gibby: "Mmmmm... cheese doodles..."
Donez: "Hmmmm... one minute, while I look this up."
Metal Man (GM): DR. DONEZ walks to a bookcase and searches through books.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's just get this over with. This is becoming more and more weird..."
Donez: "Aha! The curse of the Shadow Link!"
King Demon: "Cheese doodles!?"
Aribar: "...Shadow Link?"
Donez: "In order to get the triforce, you must defeat your Shadow. Doing so will also save Princess Zelda."
Aribar: "...Just one problem..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...we don't want to KILL him, we just want to find him."
Donez: "Your Shadow is probably hiding in a dungeon, surrounded by traps and evil wizards. And Ganondorf supporters."
Aribar: "We're after a SHADOW ARIBAR! Not some Shadow Showoff, you twit!"
Gibby: "Oh how fun..."
Wolfman: "There is another problem... which triforce?"
King Demon: "And since when is Zelda in trouble?"
Wolfman: "Aren't there three of them?"
Donez: "Uhhh... wait. This book is outdated."
Metal Man (GM): DR. DONEZ looks in another book.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhh boy..."
Donez: "Oh no! Doopliss has stolen your identity!"
Aribar smacks his head off the nearest wall repeatedly.
Donez: "...Wait... YOU'RE DOOPLISS!"
Donez: "DOOPLISS! DOOPLISS! I know your first name! Flee!"
Garrick Fy`aar rolls his eyes and looks about the lab, ignoring the good doctor for now as he looks for anything interesting...
King Demon: "The brilliance in this room is staggaring."
Donez: "The shadow is the real Aribar."
Wolfman: "...forgive me Dr., but I think you need to take a nap."
Gibby: "HE's NOT Doopliss!"
Aribar walks over to the good Doc. "You're an idiot."
Wolfman is almost tempted to punch him.
Aribar attempts to quickly grab DR. DONEZ's mask...
Donez: "I'm not an idiot. Clearly there is an aura of idiocy around you."
King Demon sits in a chair.
Metal Man (GM): You grab the mask, and it zaps you.
Donez: "Hands off my mask. I must research more books."
Wolfman: "Zap Tap badge I'm guessing?"
King Demon: "Ok, so why'd we come to the quack again?"
Donez: "Let's see what this book says..."
Gibby: "He's supposed to help us find Shadow Ari... somehow."
Aribar: "...You're getting on my bad side... You don't know the first thing about shadows!"
Donez: "You must go to the Temple of Water and fight your shadow."
Gibby: "Temple of Water?"
Garrick Fy`aar continues to walk about the lab. This is getting them no where....
Donez: "Deep under Lake Hyrule."
Wolfman: "Dr., you are retelling history right now."
Donez: "...Look! Another book. Let's see."
Garrick Fy`aar strolls over to the bookshelf that the good doctor was getting books from and takes on down, opening it and reading...
Donez: "Shadow... a hedgehog who was cloned by a fellow scientist of mine!"
King Demon looks at some of the books on the bookshelf.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: They're written in some weird language.
Aribar: "...Will you silence that worm-trap of yours?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what are these written in?"
King Demon tries to find a book in a language he knows.
Gibby: "This is a shadow form of Ari that was created by all of Ari's Chaos and what-not!"
Donez: "One last try..."
Wolfman: "Dr., I don't think you understand exactly..."
Donez: "Shadow. A definition."
Wolfman lets the doc try one more time.
Donez: "A being who resembles you, but is... your opposite."
King Demon uses his Dex to try to translate a book.
Donez: "Will go out of their way to bother you and protect your enemies."
Dex: "The Joy of Cooking Koopas."
Gibby: "THERE we go."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...he's going to find Doopliss, and protect him. Either him or Lumis."
Donez: "...This book says that they usually do things to protect your enemies... Who is this Lumis?"
King Demon: "... maybe later" *Hides the book under his coat.*
Aribar: "An enemy of my friend."
Wolfman: "Lumis is Locos's twin brother from some freak dimension."
Metal Man (GM): Demon obtained: Joy of Cooking Koopa!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's just go find him."
Donez: "...So Locos is not your arch-nemesis?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Are there any places of interest around here, doctor?"
Wolfman: "Locos is our friend."
Donez: "Let me finish speaking! Aribar, is Locos in any way against you?"
Wolfman: "Well..." *Looks at Aribar* "Almost all of our friends."
Aribar: "He's not. Doopliss and an Orlando Florida is... Locos? No."
King Demon grabs another book and tries to translate it.
Aribar: "Sure, he wants to kill me or harm me in some way half the time, but he's not against me."
Wolfman tries to remember another random fact about Locos that might help...
Donez: "...Silly elf!"
Wolfman: "Wait... if it helps, I think our friend Locos goes by another name... Charles I think."
Charles Magellean cannot find his remote.
Donez: "Really? How strange."
Charles Magellean has now found it.
Donez: "Hmmmm... This Lumis... does he hate Locos?"
Aribar: "...I believe so."
Wolfman tries to get the last name right... "...Charles... I want to say Magellan or something."
Donez: "It is that this Lumis character is an enemy of your enemy. ...The puzzle is complete!"
Aribar: "...An enemy of my enemy? Who is he the enemy of again?"
Gibby: "There's an old saying...'the enemy of my enemy is my friend'"
Donez: "This Shadow is trying to protect Locos by pursuing Lumis."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He did say Lumis was calling out to him."
Aribar: "... What happens if my shadow dies?"
Donez: "Your curses are gone for all eternity."
Aribar: "Alright! Let's forgot about that shadow then."
Donez: "There's something about getting a 'Longshot', the Triforce, Saving Princess Zelda, and... going super? These books are bizarre."
Aribar: "Doc, do you have any warping devices?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "One second, Ari..."
Donez: "The warp-ometer 3000 is ready for use."
Wolfman: "Ari, wouldn't you think that you need your shadow?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Doctor... are there any odd looking generators or keys around here?"
King Demon: "Err, so we're gonna forget about the shadow?"
Gibby: "He might... I mean, we all have a ying and a yang... a good and a bad. Who knows what could happen if Ari gets all... unequal."
Aribar: "If he dies I don't have nearly as many--... Ummm... What I mean to say is that I don't need him."
Wolfman: "I don't think we should forget it Demon. I'd think your shadow would be a part of you. Think of it as a light and dark side. How can you have just one and not the other?"
King Demon: "Some of us have bigger dark sides than others... But you are right, you can't have one without the other."
Donez: "He isn't needed."
Gibby: "So it's settled... we'll get back Ari's Shadow."
Donez: "What is needed is for you to exit this world."
Wolfman: "DR. DONEZ, if it helps, we just wish to find Aribar's shadow. Are there any books that you have that can help locate a shadow?"
Garrick Fy`aar waits for his own question to be answer...
King Demon: "LOVE to Donuts, but I don't know how!"
Donez: "No, Garrick."
Aribar: "...I want me shadow dead!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...how did you know my name?"
Donez: "I remember you from long ago. It doesn't matter. Now get going! I have top secret experiments to do!"
Wolfman: "Aribar, you are best having your shadow."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs. "He'll turn up, Ari. Let's get moving."
King Demon: "So we're going shadow hunting?"
Metal Man (GM): There's a large machine labeled 'Warp-ometer 3000'. It's ready to go.
Digifanatic: "I guess..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We're going back to the stadium. Ari's shadow will turn up, sooner or later."
King Demon: "Oh, ok. That works too."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Unless Lumis or Doopliss kills it, which I think Ari wants. Let's go, then."
Gibby: "...I dunno... I think we should at least TRY to find him first."
King Demon steps into the warp machine.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Wolfman follows the others into the Warp-ometer.
Garrick Fy`aar walks up to the warp-ometer thing.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody warps back to HQ. 100 EXP to everybody. Well, if Lumis wants to come out and play, the session will be longer, but not quite a session.
Aribar hopes they get some moolah for those boxes...
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yes. One last thing. This doesn't require you to respond.
Wolfman arrives back at the Stadium... that was some strange place, NC land. He had strange looks with the Mario hat you know.
Mewtwo: "I have checked out your mission performance... and given you the following rating for your mission. I give you... a B."
Charles Magellean sings Sail Away in... whatever room he is in.
Mewtwo: "You gain 2000 coins each... but it could have been better."
Garrick Fy`aar waits for everyone to get off the warp pad, then steps on again. "Nova's ship." He warps away, locking his warp exit as soon as he gets out.
King Demon: "Sweet, coinage!"
Digifanatic: "Not now Locos... as much as I like the song, I don't quite think it's necessary..."
King Demon wanders round the stadium or wherever he is.
VG heads to the main lobby, where the other Questers landed. "How did that box destroying go?"
Charles Magellean: "And I still can not get out of this statu-who, statu-who, so how am I gonna get out... out? out!"
Digifanatic: "We got about 14...then we got into a jam."
VG: "If you only got 14, how did you get a B?"
Aribar: "We got all 100."
Digifanatic: "We fought a Bowser-driven machine manned by a hammer Brother, and the boxes were located."
Aribar: "Now, if you excuse me... I'ver shopping to do..." *The elf heads to the store, but isn't 100% sure what to get yet...*
VG: "I think I gotcha."
Garrick Fy`aar: *Is in Nova's base. The place looks completely different by now. About a dozen of each type of gun are lined neatly on the wall, with about two old single rocket launchers are at the far end. A makeshift locker filled with ammo is in the corner. Along the other side of the wall are bunks, one bed on top of the other bunk bed style, able to house about twenty people. Another cabinet lines this wall, filled with supplies and...*
King Demon wanders around the stadium.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Afternoon, Nova."
Aribar buys six Maple Syrups with his money.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I need some items too..."
VG and Wolfman go to R&R to just chill out.
King Demon heads to R&R lookin for somthing to do.
Wolfman: *Demon: there is a TV remote available.*
Nova: "Hello, Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar hangs his jacket on the back of one of the chairs around the large table in the center of the room. The table is strewn with plans, makeshift parts, tools, and other items. The chainsaw he found has been moddified, replacing the motor with something stronger and the chain with diamond tipped claws. The weird fire flower is in a odd looking device attached to a long barreled gun. A flamethrower, perhaps? "Anything interesting to report?"
King Demon grabs the remote and starts flipping though the channels He finds the news channel and starts watching it.
Nova: "None specifically."
Garrick Fy`aar sits down at a small project he's at. A bunch of blue metal is at this chair, slowly being twisted with wires a such. Garrick is apparently making a mate for his M150, but it's taking just as long as the first one, and that one took three years.
Charles Magellean: "I'm not one to complain... but I can sure as heck do something else! How long do I have to stay this way!?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova, what is Phazon?" *He doesn't look up from his work, but motions to the odd container of silver liquid near the middle of the container. He's sealed it, through very carefully.*
Metal Man: "I'm not sure, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "Wonderful... next I'll know some loser with 5 horns will bash through your wall and pronounce that jerky will reign supreme then after that will abduct me and say I'm his first victim."
Digifanatic comes back from the item shop, very happy and amused.
Charles Magellean: "The least I could do is ask the power source of the planet if he knows a solution to this."
Digifanatic: "Hehe... got some great items, and some are just what I need... Boy... I think Piece of Power and X Accuracy can be good confidence boosters..."
Garrick Fy`aar works slowly away at his gun, quietly. He wonders what's going on at the stadium... but then shakes his head and continues his work. This gun sure does take a long time...
Metal Man (GM): You're... in the lobby of SSQ's entranceway. Metal is sitting by you.
Charles Magellean: "Taaaake me... to the badger smith."
Metal Man: "To badger Smith? SMITH! Locos is here to badger you! ...I don't see any Smiths."
Charles Magellean: "...not that kind. One whose specialty is in badges. Selling, making... customizing, etc."
Metal Man: "Aha." *He wheels Locos on a half-truck to GW's shop.*
GW: "Uhhh... hello Locos?"
King Demon has fallen asleep watching TV.
Charles Magellean: "Iiiiii... am here to make... ...A special kind of purchase!"
GW: "I see. What special purchase is it for today?"
Charles Magellean: "These store-brand badges are not suited to my taste." *He shifts his eyes.* "Metal... if you may leave."
Metal Man: "Okay." *He leaves the room.*
Charles Magellean lowers his voice as he speaks the sentence. "..."
Metal Man (GM): GW whispers back to Locos.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): GW opens a secret door, and carts Locos inside. Infinity Blade.
Digifanatic: *But the Golf Club can KO a la Home Run bat if I get a high enough natural roll.*
Metal Man (GM): GW wheels Locos back out into the shop and shuts the door behind him.
Charles Magellean: "I thank you for showing me the 'square', Mr. G & W."
GW: "You're welcome."
Charles Magellean: "Metal! I'm done!"
Metal Man comes in. "Do you want back into where you were?"
Charles Magellean: "...My room if you would. that will be all."
Metal Man: "Very well." *He wheels Locos into Locos's room.*
Charles Magellean: "That'll be all. good night."
Metal Man nods and walks off.
Charles Magellean: Terminator_-_Beats_Of_The_Windmill(Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time).mp3
Lumis Dongthar has arrived at some mysterious temple in a desert. He sensed that Charles has been here a few times. He points at the entrance. The wave of purple energy hits the entrance and is forced to open. He then readjusts his gloves and walks in.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens, and you are greeted by a rather fancy looking place. Extensive use of checkerboard floor and metal abounds.
E Li Three: "Greetings, traveler. Welcome to the temple of metal."
Lumis Dongthar: "Each new place... more distasteful than the last." *He looks to E Li Three.*
E Li Three: "Well, taste is only opinion. What can I do... for you?"
Lumis Dongthar: "I am Lumis Dongthar, dark brother of Charles Magellean. I have sensed that my brother has been here in the past."
E Li Three: "You are correct."
Lumis Dongthar: "What business would you have with that fool?"
E Li Three: "He took many a tortuous test here. He died so many times... You should have seen my banana trick!"
Lumis Dongthar: "..."
E Li Three: "Oh yeah. Somebody or something is following you. He just... snuck in."
Lumis Dongthar: "You seem to---...hmm."
E Li Three: "I seem to? Yes. I seem to a lot."
Lumis Dongthar: "Tell me, have you thought of something called 'securing your home' ?"
E Li Three: "Well, the thing is, my tests protect everything of value. Everyone can wander in and go to the tests... and occasionally their doom."
Lumis Dongthar: "That is understandable. Your unique existence intrigues me. Exactly how is that you came to this boring realm of reality?"
E Li Three: "Well, Dr. Ivan Robotnik revived me. I am an ancient program from another world."
Lumis Dongthar: "My people would welcome you to our dimension. There is many an interest there that this world could not offer."
E Li Three: "Oh. I'd gladly come. After all, I'm a program. I can copy myself."
Lumis Dongthar: "I can make the arrangements in the future. In the meantime... I will find that wretched lookalike of mine and kill him."
Shadow Aribar: "I'm afraid that cannot be done. He is instrumental in my plan... to KILL Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow Aribar emerges from behind a plant.
E Li Three: "...Then again, I couldn't lose if I got a schlage and let people in one at a time..."
Lumis Dongthar looks behind him. He faces that way as well.
Shadow Aribar: "I am Shadow Aribar. Borne of the curses put upon him. It is my duty to ruin Aribar Hunter's life. You will have to find somebody else to kill, unless you wish to get a taste of your own medicine."
Metal Man (GM): Ryan8bit_-_Alucard_Risen(Castlevania_Symphony_of_the_Night).mp3
Lumis Dongthar: "Hm hm hm. You are born of misery; a life without purpose. A wanderer with no heart."
Shadow Aribar: "I am who I am." *He starts stepping towards Lumis, a Sword of Darkness forming in his hand* "I will kill you."
Lumis Dongthar: "I would not advise that."
Shadow Aribar: "Your advice falls upon ears of stone."
Lumis Dongthar: "Besides, I want to toture him a while longer... not kill him just yet. I still do not have the strength required to do the task I desire or bring him to my own world."
Shadow Aribar: "Then it is the perfect time to destroy you. I will do anything to eliminate Aribar. You will pay for trying to stop me. Fight me, you coward."
Lumis Dongthar: "A death wish I can grant. Get in my way of destroying Charles, then you are no better than the bedsheet or the Dark Magician."
Shadow Aribar: "Bring it on!"
Lumis Dongthar: *DARKNESS Shadow Aribar vs. Lumis.*
Metal Man (GM): sd4pus8p.mid
Shadow Aribar: "Kill."
Lumis Dongthar: "I... feel merciful." *He skips his turn.*
Metal Man (GM): Shadow Aribar... sits there.
Shadow Aribar: "I shall defeat you in the battle of wits."
Lumis Dongthar: "I have not been challenged to a battle of the mind in a long time." *He skips his turn.*
Shadow Aribar: "Well then. You are wise enough to attack me. Unfortunately, you shall not be rewarded. Now then. Taste your own bitter defeat! Dark Energy Wave!"
Metal Man (GM): Lumis is dealt 600% darkness damage.
Shadow Aribar: "And now... this!" *His eyes glow. Another INT check for Lumis.*
Metal Man (GM): Lumis is... mind-controlled for 1 action. An unholy aura surrounds Lumis. He is commanded to use a random attack to attack himself with. For the final attack of Shadow Aribar, Shadow Aribar does the following.
Shadow Aribar: "And now... to shut you up!" *Glow* *Lumis is Sealed.*
Metal Man (GM): So Lumis also does a random attack against himself.
Wolfman is somewhat around right now.
Lumis Dongthar: "..."
Shadow Aribar: "I shall soon destroy you."
Lumis Dongthar is forced to attack himself with a non-sealed attack. He uses... He casts Vow of Silence on himself. (2 actions to go now)*... He uses an INT check to rid himself of the blasted effect of Sealed.*
Metal Man (GM): You unseal yourself. You get rid of the other sealed status. That end your turn?
Shadow Aribar: *He casts Slytock on Lumis, disabling 1 move at random.*
Metal Man (GM): Does that hit?
Lumis Dongthar: *Try doubling it, then we'll talk.*
Metal Man (GM): Ok. It hits, randomly disabling a move.
Lumis Dongthar could avoid the attack... but he decides to just be hit by the slow moving target. *Vow of Silence has been disabled.*
Shadow Aribar: "And now... for... this!" *He runs up and slashes at Lumis.*
Lumis Dongthar hit by the first one.
Metal Man (GM): 40% darkness damage per hit. Finally, he casts Revenge on Lumis. Lumis is made ghost-like.
Lumis Dongthar: "I would like to test one of your attacks."
Shadow Aribar: "Test away."
Lumis Dongthar makes several gestures and points at Shadow Aribar. He charges a dark-purple energy orb. It then grows in size. "Dark Energy Wave!" *He fires the large orb. It then Splits into 12 different but equal waves that are homing in on Shadow Aribar.*
Shadow Aribar: "Good choice."
Lumis Dongthar: "I want to see if my hypothesis is true."
Metal Man (GM): It hits him... powering him up! El fail!
Lumis Dongthar: "An unexpected turn of events. Instead of healing you, it increases your power."
Metal Man (GM): *Shadow Aribar's INT has been increased by 5 and he has been healed!*
Shadow Aribar: "That feels good!"
Lumis Dongthar points and fires a purple-version of Slytock at Shadow Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): It hits him... And Vicious Bite is disabled.
Lumis Dongthar wraps himself in his cape. "Unfortunately, this is yet another stalemate for me."
Shadow Aribar: "Correction!" *He glows... flowing shadowy robes appear on him...*
Metal Man (GM): Seiken_Densetsu_3_Electrion_(GuitarMix)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Shadow Aribar: "I am not just Shadow Aribar. I am... the THOUSAND SPELL MAGE! Taste my wrath, incoherant halfwit!"
Lumis Dongthar: "Allow me to assume it is of your knowledge of many a lore."
Shadow Aribar: "Yes, it is." *His robes are... completely covered in runes* "Taste the power! White Fire! White Air! Tornado!"
Metal Man (GM): Lumis is hit with raging fire, subzero air, and a tornado for a total of... 160% damage plus chance of freezing! Which does not happen.
Lumis Dongthar allows himself to be hit by the spells. He then glows a white energy... he is healed of all the bad status effects, including the Slytock, and is healed 100%.
Shadow Aribar: "I have a nearly infinite amount of spells. Unless you are invincible, I shall defeat you!"
Lumis Dongthar: "...Hit me with your most powerful attack and be done with it." *He ends his turn abruptly.*
Shadow Aribar: "Trying to trick me, are you?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Use it, or I will end this battle prematurely."
Shadow Aribar: "You are a coward and a fool. Fight me, or run away! I shall chase you to the ends of the Earth." *He glows... it's Mega Magic.*
Lumis Dongthar: "I do not mean end this battle prematurely by definition of Zio pleading to his puppet master and begging for power. I mean it in the definition of winning near-instantaneously."
Shadow Aribar: "I shall give you your own instant loss." *A huge blast of energy, worth 650 damage, flies at Lumis.*
Lumis Dongthar uses his power, the trademark purple aura, and slows down the Mega Magic so much that it reverses direction and causing it to hit Shadow Aribar instead.
Shadow Aribar: "Hahahahaha... hahahahahahahaha!" *Is hit by the aura, reabsorbing his own magical power.*
Lumis Dongthar: "And just for insurance."
Shadow Aribar: *Gains 5 more INT.*
Lumis Dongthar transfers a bit of white magic into it before it hits.
Metal Man (GM): The white magic hits him, but even with all of the damage, he is still loaded with HP.
Shadow Aribar: "Do that again... I dare you."
Lumis Dongthar: "I have had enough playing with you. REALITY... DISTORTION." *He glows with dark energy this time around. The world around Shadow Aribar and Lumis go through many colors and finally a white bubble domain comes out flashing. *As the energy fades away, the tables have turned. Lumis and Shadow Ari have traded places. Lumis is now in the air with the rune-robe and Shadow Aribar is on the ground... panting.* "I do not use repeated performances. Instead, I like to variety."
Shadow Aribar: "It is good that you like my robes. Alas, they belong to me."
Lumis Dongthar: "They did back in the original reality."
Shadow Aribar: *Begins to crack... *SHATTER* Reforms, wearing the robes.* "...Very interesting..."
Lumis Dongthar: "I see."
Shadow Aribar: "It is Aribar's existence which... prevents you from doing more than copying my robes."
Lumis Dongthar clicks and reality is now reversed and they are back to their places. "And it is Charles existence that prevents me from reaching full power."
Metal Man (GM): Ryan8bit_-_Alucard_Risen(Castlevania_Symphony_of_the_Night).mp3
Lumis Dongthar thinks for a moment by closing his eyes and rubbing his chin.
Shadow Aribar: "However, we are not quite at a stalemate. I will destroy you." *Glows, the runes on his robe starting to link to form some more spells.*
Lumis Dongthar then opens his eyes, and looks to SA... with an evil smile. "Here me out for one moment."
Shadow Aribar: "I give you one moment."
Lumis Dongthar: "Perhaps we are... going about this from the 'wrong angle' as one would say."
Shadow Aribar: "So, what do you propose? I seek the destruction of Aribar."
Lumis Dongthar: "And I seek the assassination of Charles. Perhaps you could explain what kind of plan you have that involves Charles? Perhaps a partnership can be invoked."
Shadow Aribar: "Let us have a truce. If you help me destroy Aribar, then Locos's destruction will cease to be bad."
Lumis Dongthar: "A partnership, not a truce. You explain to me what importance my enemy has for your plan to kill your enemy, and I will abide."
Shadow Aribar: "I need Locos to distract and annoy Aribar like he usually does. Then, while Aribar is highly bothered and aggravated, he is weaker. Locos is also someone who distracts Aribar."
Lumis Dongthar: "You have explained to me enough. I now understand the rest... perhaps I can put aside my thirst for Magellean's blood for a while longer."
Shadow Aribar: "That would be most charitable... then I wouldn't have to destroy you..."
Lumis Dongthar: "That will be my gesture of trust. Perhaps you can do so as well by... lowering your spells. The rune-robe if you will."
Shadow Aribar: *Nods. The rune robe fades back into his being.*
Lumis Dongthar: JonathonStriker_-_Distortions_From_Dark_Matter(Chrono_Trigger).mp3
Shadow Aribar: "Now then, you may go about your own business... for now."
Lumis Dongthar begins to laugh softly... then manically. He smiles with an evil face, then shakes hands with his new ally.
Shadow Aribar: *He shakes Lumis's hands back.*
Lumis Dongthar: "With this new partnership... Charles, the elf, and the other... Questers, should they stand in our way, will cease to be."
Shadow Aribar: "Yes."
Lumis Dongthar: "As Dark Sorcerer and Master Mimic Lumis Donthar, and Shadow... Aribar." *He wraps himself in his cape and disappears.*
E Li Three: "...Last time I leave the door open... Next!"
Lumis Dongthar: Terminator_-_Beats_Of_The_Windmill(Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time).mp3
Metal Man (GM): You appear in front of Bowser's castle. It's a dark castle, in the midst of a dark land.
Lumis Dongthar heads through a mirror to a very recent location of Charles. He arrives at the castle.
Metal Man (GM): The castle looks burnt out. Fires are everywhere... even to a strange extent.
Lumis Dongthar: "This place looks even more... unhospitable than that hologram's pyramid."
Metal Man (GM): There's magma and burnt boxes everywhere,
Lumis Dongthar approaches the front door... or whatever.
Metal Man (GM): The front door is open,
Lumis Dongthar enters. "...Charles..."
Metal Man (GM): The place is empty, so far.
Lumis Dongthar looks around the somewhat abandoned castle. He wonders how such a place could be a hovel. "..."
Metal Man (GM): You see various hammer brothers breaking junk.
Lumis Dongthar walks through various places and searches while looking out for obstacles like lava and falling objects.
Metal Man (GM): You avoid a couple traps here or there, most of them broken. You weave yer way through a mess. You eventually get to a throne... where Bowser is sitting.
Lumis Dongthar: "Hmmm... a crown. You must be the one in charge of these operations, I presume."
Bowser: "That I am... crummy Questers... I'm almost thinking of rebuilding those move necklaces."
Lumis Dongthar: "First a green hag and her middle-class mimic Doopliss, then the Dark Magician Zio... and now here. Charles and his comrades are becoming a menace."
Bowser: "I'm the more experienced enemy on the block. Locos and his gang of evil wrecked me about 10 times now! I've failed every time... move necklaces, Smithy, Quester Hunters, and even an evil Locos."
Lumis Dongthar: "You seem to have had past connections with Magllean other than being rivals."
Bowser: "Of course. He hired me... then I betrayed him. Repeatedly."
Lumis Dongthar: "What a pity."
Bowser: "He just won't die. He has an annoying floating fortress, too. He and his friends saved the world from all sorts of maniacs. Including myself."
Lumis Dongthar: "He cannot save himself from the alliance of the elves' Shadow and his dark brother."
Bowser: "Oh... you're gonna destroy him? Can I join in? I hate him ever since he stole those beetles from giant land!"
Lumis Dongthar: "By your tone, I can only assume he once had an army."
Bowser: "Then he gave it to those Questers... what was left."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEP BEEP BEEP* *Bowser presses a button* A display comes up. It's Ivan Robotnik.
Ivan Robotnik: "Give yourself up. The Questers have just about defeated you, and my armies are rapidly advancing on your position. You have 7 days to surrender, before your castle is annihilated."
Bowser: "...More hate mail. Great."
Lumis Dongthar: "I have seen through your mind... A man called Mario... a princess... but I am interested in a military that you once joined. Pardon for my intrusion, but I could not help but notice your pain... and saw. I see... Charles was, for a time, under an influence that caused him to become... twisted. A powerful army... A magnificent tower..."
Bowser: "The tower still remains."
Lumis Dongthar: "...A lunarian gene of his. A Magellean Military."
Lumis Dongthar gives out an evil laugh.
Bowser: "It almost ruled the world, once."
Lumis Dongthar: "I've known that Charles has given in to temptation once... with my influence, he can permanently become what he once was."
Bowser: "You'll need some Mega Mack... Ivan has all of that. Ivan is... scary powerful. He's surrounded by super robots, Metal Sonic, ALBERT, SIMBER, and several others... E Li Three, yes."
Lumis Dongthar: "My main target is to kill Charles... but it would be much more enjoyable to ruin his reputation."
Lumis Dongthar: "I have enough power to make Magellean my puppet. I will be able to control him, and give you all a second chance. Mega Mack only lasts for a time, but my power is far greater! You have given me great inspiration, lizard. Perhaps it would be best if I knew your name."
Bowser: "I am Bowser, king of the koopa troop. And almost out of business... with Ivan's evil Nintopia army attacking me, and then those Questers destroying my get rich quick scheme. Oh, yeah. A warning for you. Not from me, but... Ivan will eventually notice you."
Lumis Dongthar: "I keep in great hiding. I will slowly poison his mind, then you will be able to rejoin in mine... or shall I say, 'his' army. He will rue the day he entered my dimension!" *He disappears with an echoing laugh.*
Lumis Dongthar: *Bowser's memory of meeting Lumis has been erased.*
Wolfman is in his room, when he gets a message on his Smash Dex... from Oak. He reads it... Wolfman, I think I can solve some of your problems. I know you haven't been much of yourself lately considering all that has happened the past few years, so I have a solution. Please come down. *He heads over to Oak's lab... .oO(How did he know of my issues? VG probably told him... oh well) *He arrives at the door; he knocks. *Knock knock.*
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Professor Oak: "Come in."
Wolfman enters. "I got your message Professor."
Professor Oak: "Yes... indeed."
Wolfman: "Are you sure this idea of yours will work?"
Professor Oak: "Well, you see, you have a rather strange history."
Wolfman nods to that statement.
Professor Oak: "You seem to have... never really used Fighter Remote moves."
Wolfman: "Not many, anyway. I was... am, still used to my old warring times."
Professor Oak: "However, you were still infected with Slytock."
Wolfman remembers that... barely. "Think we should at least get rid of that?"
Professor Oak: "Yes... let me explain what happened, though."
Wolfman: "Go ahead." *He takes a seat in one of the chairs.*
Professor Oak: "Your lack of flesh made it grow extremely slowly on you. If unchecked... it would fully effect you 20 years from now."
Wolfman does a quick mental check... it's been... less than 5, definitely.
Professor Oak: "It has damaged two of your special moves. They work very strangely, or aren't supposed to be melee moves at all. Furthermore, it has unbalanced several of your moves."
Wolfman: "...I'm guessing my Wolf Crush was one of them that got affected."
Professor Oak: "Yes. If I hadn't caught it now, you would have started burning your own soul after a while. It is extremely powerful, but each use has slightly damaged your very existence. Luckily, that can be repaired."
Wolfman: "...will I need to take off the Crush Armor first?" *He has the "standard" armor underneath if that helps.*
Professor Oak: "No, not really. This will fix you up right here."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak points to a rather interesting machine.
Wolfman takes a look at this machine... "Umm... what do you call it?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a bunch of electrodes and a helmet.
Professor Oak: "The Repair-o-matic! It repairs Questers, putting them in tip-top condition."
Wolfman: "So you are going to Repair-o-matic me... thoughtful."
Professor Oak: "It's been used a lot, actually."
Wolfman: "One thing, though... you said there were two moves that got affected. What was the other?"
Professor Oak: "Your buster."
Wolfman looks at his Howl Buster... standard issue for everyone at Mav Hunter HQ... "...if you don't mind me asking Professor..."
Professor Oak: "Yes?"
Wolfman: "Why do I have the feeling that I'm going to be changed in such a way that... well, I won't be able to use these the same way I used to be able to in my old world?"
Professor Oak: "Well... not exactly, but it will effect you in that way, somewhat. Your old world... I don't know what happened to it. ...It has disappeared from all scanners."
Wolfman: "The last I remember... I was temporaril--what?!? That means... I'm stuck in the past... or is it the present... gah..."
Professor Oak: "This is another dimension."
Wolfman REALLY needs a new intelligence chip or something.
Professor Oak: "It is the same time here as it was there."
Wolfman: "So we just lost contact with my old one then?"
Professor Oak: "Yes."
Wolfman: "...the last time I was there... I was infected by something else... It basically made me... maverick like."
Professor Oak: "That was, surprisingly enough, The Void. It used you as a vessel to carry itself to this world."
Wolfman: "I thought it was... what was it... Sha'fol?"
Professor Oak: "The Void."
Wolfman: "...guess my memory banks are acting up."
Professor Oak: "Nope. That is just looking back, now that we have more information. It saved your realm from destruction."
Wolfman: "Then... was Sha'fol the Void?" *He is confused by that.*
Professor Oak: "Yes."
Wolfman: "...either way, I was Maverick for a time, and I hurt a lot of people... including my family. ...they are dead. I'm the only Wolf model reploid left from where I was made. There is a slight chance my sister, Tifa, survived... but I'm unsure. Somehow, I got freed... I think Razor helped with that when I was back in this dimension."
Professor Oak: "Yes."
Wolfman: "Since then, I not only pledged to make sure this Stadium stays safe... but to eventually return back to my home realm and make amends... and make sure that I gained forgiveness from my family. I was willing to sacrifice my life to The Void if that would have done it... but for some reason, that didn't work." *He calms down for a little bit.* "...now that I think about it, I don't even remember how I ended up sharing a life with VG."
Professor Oak: "It is... a strange thing. You see, the dimensions shifted around when The Void was destroyed. Many things became locked out of here, like the old times."
Wolfman breathes slowly... granted, he technically doesn't really "need" to breathe... but it does help now and then. "I'll figure out the rest of these mysteries some other day."
Professor Oak: "Now then. You need fixing."
Wolfman: "For now... let's get myself Repair-o-matic-ed."
Professor Oak: "It'll take 5 seconds."
Wolfman gets into the position.
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak presses the button. *Upgrade noise from Metroid Fusion.*
Wolfman is VERY thankful it's not powered by a Pikachu.
Metal Man (GM): Your body glows with energy for 5 seconds. After it ends, some seemingly normal green growth on your buster and elsewhere has disappeared. Your armor has also been polished and made like new.
Wolfman takes a look at himself... he seems... upgraded. He then gets a look at his Beam Saber... that still seems the same. He then sees his Buster... THAT looks different. He runs through diagnostics... the Wolf Crush seems to only be in historical memory now... basically, read and not execute. He checks the other gauges... everything else seems... well, green. "...thanks... I think." *He feels a little better; that much is for sure. The rest... he guesses, will come with time.*
Metal Man walks in. "...Oh. Hello, Wolfman."
Wolfman: "Hello Metal."
Metal Man: "It is nice to see you." *He has a weird looking Shadow.*
Wolfman: "Same here... I just got... well, Repair-o-Matic-ed".
Metal Man: "Ah. I've used that thing a lot."
Wolfman gets a good look at Metal......
Metal Man: "My moves... they get unstable a lot."
Wolfman: "Umm... is it just me, or is your Shadow a little strange right now?"
Metal Man: "...What?" *He looks behind him.* "...Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone sees that it is Shadow Aribar.
Shadow Aribar: "...Curses!"
Metal Man: "Intruder!"
Wolfman gets out his Beam Saber.
Metal Man presses the alarm.
Wolfman: "What do you want?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo: *Appears.*
Shadow Aribar: "I want... Aribar."
Mewtwo: "You will not get him."
SIMBER: "Stay where you are."
Professor Oak: "...What they said." *Pulls out a blaster.*
Wolfman: "Wait Mewtwo, SIMBER. Shouldn't the Shadow and self be together?"
Mewtwo: "This is a supernatural distortion. His real shadow is with him."
Wolfman turns to Shadow Aribar. "Why do you want him?"
Shadow Aribar: "He must be terminated. You cannot stop me. I am the great Shadow Aribar."
Wolfman: "We'll see about that." *He crouches down... and his memory notes of a new move. He decides to use that new move now... he somehow dashes across, hoping to take out Shadow Aribar... with his right foot.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Shadow Aribar: "Ow!"
Wolfman gets up... and is a little shocked "How did... Oak, you owe me an explanation later."
Metal Man (GM): Oak nods. sd4pus8p.mid
Metal Man: "Get out of here."
Shadow Aribar: "I will get Aribar!" *He begins running slowly. He's pegged by several psychic attacks, lasers, Dvds, and the such.*
Metal Man: "Let's get him." *He runs after him.*
Wolfman: "Good idea." *He chases Metal He gets his Howl Buster out... well, Howl Buster Mark 2. He might need it here.*
Metal Man (GM): You follow him to Aribar's room.
Shadow Aribar: *Is stopped dead by... something far worse.*
Meier Link: "Greetings."
Metal Man: "...HOW did you get here?"
Wolfman doesn't remember this creature... what the heck is going on now?
Shadow Aribar: "Get out of my way. I must destroy Aribar."
Meier Link: "I cannot let you destroy my soon-to-be hostage."
Wolfman sends a PM to SIMBER via Smash Dex: See if you can improve security sometime in the near future.
SIMBER: "He teleported in."
Shadow Aribar: "..."
Meier Link: "Hello Wolfman, Metal."
Wolfman: "... What exactly do you want?"
Meier Link: "Aribar. Or your technology."
Wolfman: *Attempts to think this through* *^SIMBER, when I send a message through the Smash Dex, don't say it out loud.^* "Well, you have someone else that wants Aribar... I have an idea. Some of the public wants to see a good match. Want me to book one for you two?"
Meier Link: "...Are you insane?"
Shadow Aribar: "...?"
Metal Man (GM): They look... suddenly confused.
Meier Link: "...Do we get Aribar and the technology if one of us wins? It would be most fair."
Wolfman: "If the two of you agree to that condition. Otherwise, it's mainly for pride and the illegal gamblers."
Metal Man: "...Good idea. Why don't we make it a four-way, though? Aribar, and... somebody else."
Wolfman: "...I don't understand."
Metal Sonic: "...Why not me?" *He walks in.*
Metal Man: "Well, if Aribar wins, Aribar goes to nobody. ...And if that other guy won, he got the use of Aribar for a while, I guess..."
Shadow Aribar: "...I will do anything to destroy Aribar."
Metal Sonic: "I'll destroy YOU!"
Wolfman: "Metal Sonic, hold on."
Meier Link: "Why must Lord Zio send me on such inane missions..."
Wolfman: "You will all get the chance to settle everything in the Arena."
Metal Sonic: "I was just announcing what would happen to him mid-battle."
Wolfman: "It can be set up a variety of ways... all of you will have input as to the details of this match. Just send me your suggestions privately, and at least one of all of your suggestions will be used so everyone gets their way."
Shadow Aribar: "Then it shall be on."
Wolfman: "Then, may the best man or person or vampire or whatever win."
Metal Sonic: "I can always use a challenge."
Metal Man: "...Aribar is going to want to kill you when he finds out about it... oh well."
Shadow Aribar: "I shall go with the Metallic clone to the Stadium and wait."
Meier Link: "Zio demands that I get Aribar. I am not above defeating others in a match. I shall be with them."
Wolfman: "Give me a few hours to get the tickets printed, and the crowds will come rushing in. They will want to see this match take place. Other than that, I wish you all the best of luck in this contest."
Metal Man: "Well. That worked."
Wolfman: "I just hope Aribar won't kill me for this... ...he's not going to have much of an advantage, will he?" *He waits for an answer before he speaks again.*
Metal Man: "Hmmmmm... Well, I know Metal Sonic is the mightiest smasher of the moment."
Wolfman: "That helps a little bit. Anyway, I have to make the tickets now. I'll see you later."
Metal Man: "Okay."
Wolfman goes to the Box Office room, where the various tickets are made. He starts making them... .oO(The good news... the Stadium will get extra money. The bad news... I might have gotten rid of Aribar. Here is to hoping he stays and the Stadium benefits...)