Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 141: Extreme Underground Waterfall Driving
Date: 2:08:10 PM, February 13th, 2005.
Wolfman and VG are VERY busy in the office for once... they are trying to learn the Mushroom Kingdom equivalent of Java.
Aribar would be in a holoroom... He's set it up to look like an area similar to Jinn's section of the Elemental Tower they went into weeks ago... He's been in deep thought about what to do with this second chance he has been given since the elf returned to the stadium.
Gibby is in the kitchen perfecting his culinary skills. He's making apple pie right now.
Deloth is in his room, doing some modifications on his Dex.
Garrick Fy`aar is currently on his way to the holoroom as well, a large metal attache' case in one hand. He steps into the holoroom, not paying attention to the "in use" light and sees Ari.
Gibby: "Lets see here... apples-check. Sugar-check. Flour-check. Pie crust-check! Eggs... not so much." *He searches the kitchen for some eggs.*
Deloth: "C'mon, c'mon, pick up on that new card..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh... whoops..."
Deloth: "This is my last hope for finding Alexia..."
Gibby: "BAH! There are no eggs. I must go find some." *He exits the kitchen, and goes to see Deloth. Maybe he has some eggs. He knocks on the door.*
Deloth: "Come in."
Gibby opens the door.
Smash Dex: *DING* "DNA card installed. Scanning commenced."
Gibby: "Hey Del, would you happen to have some eggs?"
Garrick Fy`aar looks around in the holoroom that Ari is in, walking over to the meditating Ari. He looks at him, apparently so in trance he doesn't notice him. He decides to creep out before he's spotted.
Deloth: "Um, I don't think so. But look at this."
Aribar is staring off the edge of stone balcony wondering why Nova saved him...
Deloth: "I modded my Dex to scan for dragon DNA. This is my last chance to find Alexia..."
Digifanatic: "Who's that?"
Gibby: "Cool... how'd you do that?"
Deloth: "Not hard when your Dex has a add-in slot." *He points to a small card sticking out of his dex.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, nice."
Gibby: "Oh... well, when are you going to test it out?"
Garrick Fy`aar makes it to the door out of the holoroom... when his metal brief case thuds against the door, a loud BANG echoing out.
Deloth: "It's working right now." *He sets the Dex on his desk.*
Gibby: "Well there we go. It shouldn't be that hard to find a dragon anyway..."
Garrick Fy`aar swears softly as he turns around, obviously knowing that this would gain Ari's attention.
Deloth: "I hope so."
Gibby: "But nevertheless, my hunt for some eggs continues..."
Aribar blinks and looks behind him. "Who's there?"
Deloth: "Well, good luck."
Gibby: "Thanks..." *He exits the room.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's me, Ari. Guess I didn't notice you were in here. I'll leave you to your own devices."
Gibby: "Hmm... I'll go check out the holo room. Maybe there's someone there who has eggs."
Digifanatic: "Hey, does anyone want a free Super Mushroom?"
Aribar: "Oh... Do you need the holoroom?"
Gibby heads down to the holo room.
Deloth raises his hand.
Digifanatic: "Alright Del, it's yours."
Aribar: "If so, I can leave... I can always head to the library... Provided Lizzy isn't tormenting people with books again."
Digifanatic hands Deloth his Mushroom.
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, I'll leave. You were here first."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've got to try out these weapons I made at Nova's place..."
Gibby enters inside the holo room, and sees Garrick and Ari there. "Hey, do any of you guys have eggs?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...eggs? No."
Digifanatic: "Nah, sorry."
Aribar: "Uhhh... Sorry, Gibby... Although you can make a holo egg that'll disappear when you leave this room..."
Gibby: "That doesn't help... drat. I guess I'll just use egg whites then. Sorry to bother you."
Aribar: "'tis okay."
Gibby exits, and heads back to the kitchen. He grabs the egg whites, and dumps them in. "There... now to mix it all together." *He mixes, and mixes, and mixes some more.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, I've got to go test these weapons. Later." *He makes to step outside.*
Gibby cuts the apples, dumps them in, pours the mixture into the pie crust, and bakes it in the oven at 360 degrees. "Now... to wait."
Aribar: "Ah well... Maybe I'll think better after a fight... Computer, warp in... A ninja goomba!" *The computer complies and a goomba clothed in a black garb pops out of thin air. All that is visible is the Goomba's eyes... The elf's foe readies its miniature katana for battle.* *He dashes towards his target and locks blades with it. The goomba jumps back and starts jumping up and down hysterically... Flames erupt from the ground and burn Aribar's flesh before the elf responds in kind with an icy blast. He smirks as he sees a frozen statue of a goomba there... He melts it with a Fire Elemental Blast and asks the computer for two more Ninja Goombas... Both of them appear on either side of the elf so Aribar raises Moonlight above his head defensively... Aribar hears the one behind him stomps up and down and a torrent of water begins to bear down on Aribar as the other Goomba rushes towards the elf... He quickly backsteps to avoid the water magic and watches the doomed Goomba become washed over the edge of the stone balcony. Unfortunately, this opens up an opportunity for the other remaining Goomba to take a cheap shot and slash Aribar's back... The elf responds by firing a white missile at the Goomba which explodes on contact and kills the Goomba... The elf sits down to take a breather.*
Gibby takes the apple pie out of the oven, and sets it down. "Mmmm... pie..."
Aribar heads out of the holo arena and heads to the kitchen to grab a bottle of water and perhaps a snack cake. Mmmm... Swiss cakes.
Gibby: "Hey, Ari. Care to try some of my apple pie?"
Aribar: "...Okay." *The elf walks over to Gibby and hopes the Kirby's cooking skills are good.*
Gibby cuts up a piece, and offers it to Ari.
Aribar takes the plate, sits it down on the nearest counter, gets a fork, and takes a very small piece of the crust and filling off of the pie before tasting it...
Gibby: *Ari: Yummy! Good tasting apple pie just the way Grammy Ari used to make it.*
Aribar: "Mmm... This is great!" *He begins munching down on the piece of pie.*
Gibby: "YAY! I can make pie!"
Metal Man (GM): Everybody is at the base, recovering from the mental confusion of that last mission. In the end, Phantom disappeared, Smithy was neutralized, and another module was found. Meta Knight also reappeared; he's walking around the stadium, if anyone wants to talk to him.
Deloth is watching TV in the rec room, still rather frazzled.
TV: "Urgent news!"
Spyke is just wandering the halls, trying to sort things out.
TV: "An unknown group, armed with rifles, has seized Doughnut City. Ivan Robotnik's army has been unable to respond, because they have taken the entire city hostage."
Wolfman and VG are at his office... they hear something about urgency and go towards a TV to watch...
Deloth: "Kuso terrorist groups..."
TV: "The ringleader said something about a self-destructive weapon of massive power that lurks underneath the middle castle. ...Here he is."
Deloth: "Hey, guys! COME IN HERE!"
Metal Man (GM): A Toad... who's taller and looks like Waluigi is there... he has a large, purple afro.
Charles Magellean walks in by to see what all the hub-bub is about.
Gibby hears the TV (and... Deloth), and goes to see what's up.
VG: "Coming!" *He follows the source of Deloth's voice; Wolfman follows.*
Gibby: "What's going on?"
???: "I demand that Ivan recognize the sovereignty of Silvia Lumpus! We claim this fair city as our capital!"
Wolfman: "Who is Silvia Lumpus?"
???: "All attempts to rescue will be met with machinegun fire."
Wolfman doesn't recall that name.
Gibby: "Uhh... dunno."
Deloth: "Looks like our next mission has just been laid out for us."
Metal Man (GM): The feed cuts out, and another one starts up, of Ivan.
Gibby listens some more.
Ivan: "Well... I have heard about the disturbance. Rest assured, these rebels will be dealt with. I have sent my top negotiation team to make sure all the hostages are spared."
VG: "Sent... or will send?"
Garrick Fy`aar makes his way in late, his jacket over his shoulder as he watches.
Metal Man (GM): The TV then continues, looping the footage.
Charles Magellean comes in with his automatics in his holsters at his side, his Onyx Sword sheathed, and his Last Request aiming up, with the safety on and the gun to his left.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Of course, that top negotiation team is us."
Mewtwo: "...Well, just about everyone knows about the situation now. Incorrect, Garrick."
Deloth switches off the TV.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is in the R&R, as well.
Deloth: "Excuse me?!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then I'd have to say they're dead."
Charles Magellean shoos off the sweat.
Wolfman: "No Garrick; we rescue them."
Mewtwo: "They are negotiating with the terrorists."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Never negotiate with terrorists. That's a common rule."
Mewtwo: "...Our mission is different."
Charles Magellean: "They're not terrorists; they're rebels."
Mewtwo: "We must defuse their self destruction weapon..."
Deloth: "Get the weapon?"
Mewtwo: "It's another of Nova's modules."
Gibby: "Whatever they are, they have to be stopped all the same."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Another one?"
Mewtwo: "The Astral Computator."
Charles Magellean nods in comply.
Mewtwo: "It is used to prevent meteor strikes and maintain gravity."
VG: "Is Nova the fancy computer that we are helping?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Indeed, VG."
Charles Magellean: "One question about this mission."
Mewtwo: "...Yes. Now then, Oak put together an analysis of what the rebels want to do with it..."
Deloth: "Blow it up?"
Mewtwo: "They've plugged it in backwards and will activate it, destroying the city... if anyone tries to attack. Thus... this must be a COVERT mission."
Charles Magellean twitches.
Gibby: "Oh... that's great..."
Mewtwo: "You are to impersonate normal civilians and then sneak into the main castle."
Gibby recalls the LAST time he tried acting sneaky.
Mewtwo: "Once inside, you must cut the red wire."
Wolfman: "Okay, VG can easily impersonate I'm sure... but I don't exactly look like anyone else here."
Gibby: *^_^ + BOOM = ;_;*
Deloth: "Er, Mewtwo, this might not be my best work."
Charles Magellean: "...If that's the case, then leave behind the fluffball, Garrick, and Deloth."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Excuse me, Locos."
Deloth: "I mean, red scales really stand out."
Mewtwo: "Then go down and fix the machine. With their threat disabled, Ivan's SWAT team will destroy the rebels if they don't surrender."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I AM a special ops commander. I can be sneaky if I want to."
Gibby: "And I... can attempt to be sneaky."
Charles Magellean: "Must of the time you aren't, blowhard."
VG does a quick check on his inventory...
Mewtwo: "We have... some outfits and stuff to protect your identity. You'll need everyone you can get."
Wolfman: "Thank you."
Charles Magellean: "Now we're talkin'."
Gibby: "What outfit is going to work for ME?"
Mewtwo: "The main gravity engine is protected by a highly advanced... something."
Gibby: "I mean look at me..."
Garrick Fy`aar gives Locos a long hard look before turning to Mewtwo. "Alright, let's go then."
Mewtwo: "Are you not aware of what planet we're on? Your folk have their own country!"
Wolfman and VG chuckle at that.
Mewtwo: "No... the only suspicious people would be..."
Gibby: "I realize this, but come on... I'm world famous. People will know me on the spot. It's hard being famous..."
Metal Man walks in, wearing a large trenchcoat, top hat, cape, etc.
VG: "Gibby, how are you world famous?"
Metal Man: "Me, Garrick, and... Wolfman."
Charles Magellean: "By the by, commander..."
Deloth: "Yeah, in the commercials as the middle of a s'more."
Charles Magellean pats Phantom's old machinegun.
Metal Man: "Oh yeah... and Deloth."
Gibby: *-_-;* "No respect..."
Charles Magellean: "Exactly is this prohibited to have in this building? It's one of Phantom's old guns."
Mewtwo: "...It was on sale in our shop. Ever since Metal took charge, those things are allowed."
Wolfman: "Alright... have anything that fits me, and are there any abilities I should not use during this voyage?"
Charles Magellean raises an eyebrow.
Garrick Fy`aar: "..." *He glares at Locos and Metal before turning to Mewtwo * "Well, give us these clothes then."
Metal Man: "Basically... we must hide all of our weapons, to start."
Metal Man (GM): A strange cart appears.
Charles Magellean: "This thing's gonna stick out."
Metal Man: "Deloth and all of our weapons, badges, and such must be put in here."
Charles Magellean pulls out Last Request.
Metal Man: "We are to pose as clothes salesmen."
VG: "Even my badges?"
Metal Man: "We have plenty of shirts and stuff hidden in the top compartment. Yes, VG."
Metal Man: "Also, there is to be no fantastic jumping, melee moves, spells, or the such outside the main castle."
VG: .oO(I can't believe this... I stockpiled for my first mission, and I can't even USE anything!)
Gibby: "Talk about boring..."
Metal Man: "Once inside, you're allowed to cut and burn everything within 5 miles."
VG complies with Metal's very silly/stupid request.
Metal Man: "There comes the 'fun' part..."
Wolfman puts his stuff in the cart as well.
Charles Magellean unbuckles his gun belt, unattaches his sword and its sheathe, and puts it all in the cart.
Metal Man: "We have to fight rebels the entire way out of the city."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Easy enough..." *Garrick takes off his jacket, unclasping his gun and ammo holsters from the inside of it and placing them into the cart. He takes his badges and pins them to his gun holster, feeling the power leave him as he does so.*
Gibby sighs, and tosses his gun, badges, and such into the cart.
Metal Man hurls his badges and stuff into the box. It makes a lot of clinking noises.
Mewtwo: "So remember. Absolute stealth until you're inside the building."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I trust this won't make too much noise?"
Mewtwo: "The cart is soundproof. Now then. Deloth, get into the cart."
Wolfman: "So it falls on us."
Deloth jumps into the cart "You'll pay for this."
Mewtwo: "Of course I will!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Uh huh..."
Mewtwo: "This mission has been contracted out to us for 7000 coins per person."
VG: .oO(...did Mewtwo just say that?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "How are we getting there? Warp?"
Mewtwo: "So don't mess up."
Deloth drops all of his weapons and badges onto the cart for good measure.
VG: .oO(He definitely said that)
Charles Magellean: "I don't have to pull any badges off of me."
Mewtwo: "No... you'll be driving in Metal's car."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I don't like the sounds of this..."
VG: "Can we all fit in his car? I haven't seen it yet."
Mewtwo: "And if you can do more than what I requested of the mission with stealth... you'll get 10,000 coins."
Metal Man: "Of course! It seats... six people. Deloth and the cart go into the trunk."
Wolfman is still waiting for his outfit.
Charles Magellean sorta sneezes at how much reward we are getting... then gets a quick seizure.
Mewtwo: "Oh, yes, Wolfman."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman gains an equally ridiculous black outfit that matches Metal's.
Gibby: "Woah... that's A LOT of moolah."
Mewtwo: "Now remember... you can't drive the care after a certain point."
Wolfman puts the stupid outfit on.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and what's our outfits?"
Mewtwo: "Well. A whole lot of drab black ones."
Deloth mutters a bit at having to ride in the trunk.
Wolfman: "At least it fits..."
Charles Magellean: "Better hand me one as well."
Mewtwo: "The rebels wear the same stuff."
VG: "I call shotgun!"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo warps in enough clothes for everybody but Gibby.
Gibby: "We get shotguns?"
Mewtwo: "...No... you'd have to buy shotguns from the rebels if you wanted them."
Mewtwo: "Though that is a good observation... shotguns are what the rebels usually use."
Charles Magellean: "I think I have enough weapons to last me."
Wolfman: "And I thought I was the only one that didn't understand slang..."
Charles Magellean puts on his own black shaded outfit. It feels a bit snug, and dresses just as he feels comfortable.
Mewtwo: "I almost forgot. Deloth shall be receiving data from the base on what's going on while inside the cart. He shall send it to Metal via wireless transmission."
Wolfman: "Can he relay us that information if he's in a... nevermind."
Mewtwo: "If he messes up... you'll probably be spotted."
Deloth: "Er, is the device intuitive? I.E. Easy?"
Mewtwo: "It's just a microphone. Press the button to talk. It's only one way, though."
Metal Man: "...This is going to be a difficult mission."
Deloth: "No duh."
Metal Man: "Well then. Let's get to the car."
VG and Wolfman both nod our heads.
Charles Magellean: "Since it's covert, it's already difficult."
Gibby: "I'm in pain just thinking about it."
Charles Magellean: "!"
Metal Man starts carting off the cart to the car, at the underground garage.
VG: "Don't think about it then; just get in the backseat of the car." *He follows Metal to the car to get the shotgun position.*
Charles Magellean goes to the kitchen for a quick break... to try some of his own stew.
Gibby: "...think about what?"
Wolfman follows VG to get... any other seat available.
Metal Man puts the cart in the car, but waits for Deloth.
Gibby blinks, shrugs, and follows metal.
VG: *Gibby: VG didn't hear you.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal's car is a slightly elongated Diablo SV that is all black and has 'SV' in white on the sides.
Charles Magellean gets a quick bowl of his own gargoyle stew and eats it.
Deloth gets into the trunk and presses the button on the microphone "Testing, testing, 1 2 3..."
Metal Man: "I can hear you, Deloth."
Metal Man: "...Just don't yell into it... they might get suspicious if I start wincing. Oh, yeah, you'll get a constant video feed of what's going on."
Metal Man starts revving up the car. He also closes the compartment for Deloth. It's air conditioned and soft inside the cart... but a bit crowded. "Alright... now we just need everybody in the car..."
VG gets in shotgun and straps himself in.
Gibby goes into the back seat, and sits all snug-like.
Wolfman gets in the seat behind VG and straps himself in.
Metal Man: "I got Deloth, me, VG, Wolfman, and Gibby. Wow. Only one seat left... I might need to have somebody ride atop the roof. Oh, forgot that middle seat."
Wolfman: "Don't even think about it."
Metal Man: "Well, that means Locos and Garrick... but if Aribar or Spyke comes, there will be too few seats... ...Somebody is DEFINITELY going to have to ride on the roof."
Gibby: "I ain't doing it... I might fly off."
Metal Man: "...Either that or one person can fit in the trunk."
Charles Magellean walks down to the garage. He holds his stomach and feels groggy... coughs and turns pale as he has taken 20% damage and is inflicted with a special type of poison.
Metal Man: "...Locos, did you eat my 50 year old jelly preserves again? I told you they were like glue!"
Gibby: "Mmmm... jelly..."
Metal Man: "Heck... I think Skyhigh's autograph is on them."
Charles Magellean: "...My body wasn't able to withstand the bad effects of the stew."
Metal Man: "Okay... we have one seat left. So I can safely fit Aribar, Spyke, or Garrick. After that, one more person could go in the trunk... I just hope they don't open the trunk. They might wonder what people would be doing in there."
Charles Magellean gets... slowly into the car.
Metal Man: "...I hope that cold isn't contagious."
Gibby sighs. "I'll go in the trunk. I'm small enough."
Charles Magellean: "My body is sick... it isn't contagious."
Metal Man: "...Oh... if someone likes hair-raising rides and cheating death, the last person could climb and hang onto the bottom of the car."
Deloth: "We can pass Gibby off as complimentary candy."
Charles Magellean hacks hard.
Metal Man: "Uhhh... Deloth says we can pass you off as complimentary candy."
Gibby: "Oh DID he? Well I'll show him..."
Deloth: "IN AN EMERGENCY."
Gibby: "Open the trunk up."
Metal Man winces and holds his ears. "...Yes..." *He opens up the trunk.*
Gibby gets out, walks to the trunk, and steps inside. "So Dell... complimentary candy, eh?"
Deloth: "Oooooh, I'm soooo scared."
Metal Man: "...Anyway... is anyone else going to come?"
Deloth: "Get in."
Gibby grumbles. He is in, and he shuts the trunk. "The things I do for this group..."
Garrick Fy`aar takes a seat as well.
Metal Man (GM): 1 seat left. That leaves Aribar or Spyke. And if one or the other also want to come... they will have to ride on the roof.
Garrick Fy`aar is apparently decked out in black, just like everyone else.
Metal Man (GM): Ok, Aribar, Spyke: There's a covert mission involving a car ride. There's only one seat left in the car. Which one of you will get it first?????
Spyke gets in as fast as he can.
Deloth: "Spyke, get out and let Ari in."
Metal Man (GM): Ok then. Opposed SPD checks... unless Ari wants to let Spyke into the car. The loser must pick between being sat on, stepped on, bugs in their teeth, or teetering 1 inch off of the ground under the car. This Spd check includes Aribar and Ari. So... opposed SPD check! Alright! Will Aribar beat that save? 3. 2. 1. Aribar automatically is disqualified for not doing anything. Spyke gets in the car. Aribar gets... Riding on the top of the car. Wheeeee!
Metal Man: "Okay then... enough seat-related madness. Let's go!"
VG: "About time!"
Metal Man stomps on the pedal... the car takes off and quickly accelerates to 60 MPH.
Gibby: *Mumble* *Grumble* *Trumble.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is now being hit by bugs and high wind currents.
Metal Man: "Alright... we'll be there soon... just have to drive... a bit strangely."
Wolfman just enjoys the ride.
Charles Magellean would enjoy this ride if he wasn't poisoned.
Metal Man veers off the road and into a dense forest. It's bumpy and trees threaten death every 5 seconds.
Metal Man (GM): *bumpbumpbump.*
Wolfman doesn't enjoy THIS though.
Metal Man: "I think we hit some gigantic spiders!"
Gibby is bumping and thumping about in the trunk. "GAH! Del, tell Metal to slow down!"
Deloth gets bounced around in the cart.
Spyke just sighs and tries to enjoy the ride... which is very very hard... "Grrr..."
Metal Man: "...hmmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* The car drives through a tree. Then you hear it hitting rocks and gravel.
Gibby hits the back of the trunk.
Gibby: "Ow... ow... ow..."
Deloth: "Metal, could you possibly go any SLOWER?!"
Metal Man: "...I forgot there was a cliff here... watch out!!!"
Deloth gets slammed against the back of the cart.
Metal Man (GM): ...The car is now driving down a steep cliff.
Charles Magellean fastens his seatbelt.
VG: "...oh great. I'm with a maniac."
Gibby hits the top of the trunk.
Metal Man: "Wheeeeeeeee!!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar just sorts sits there, smirking.
Spyke forgot his seatbelt and makes a quick attempt at buckling it.
Metal Man: "...Oh no! A river!"
Metal Man (GM): *SPLASH* The car is now driving down a shallow river.
Wolfman is just... well, scared.
Spyke: "A... You have go tot be kidding me! ..."
Metal Man (GM): Some water gets into the trunk and the interior.
Gibby gets wet.
Metal Man: "...Well... I'm taking the fast route."
Wolfman: "...Metal, please say this is a safer Convert-a-Car... because I'm not thinking it is!"
Deloth gets soaked.
Gibby: "I swear to god... I'm gonna kill him..."
Metal Man (GM): The ride is a bit smoother... but now it's like one of those water rides.
Deloth: "Metal, the mike's gonna short out!"
Gibby: "Kill him till he's dead... then kill him some more!"
Metal Man: "...Deloth doesn't know that the microphone was made waterproof..." ;)
Charles Magellean: "...Do I see bison."
Metal Man: "Ah... there's a cave." *He veers outta the water, and into a dark cave, at high speeds.*
Deloth: "Eek! Dark!"
VG: "Please say we are not going in there."
Gibby: "Well... at least it can't be any worse..."
Metal Man: "Full speed ahead! We have no time to waste!"
Charles Magellean just closes his eyes to muster strength and not see the darkness.
Wolfman: "...it can... and it will."
Aribar just tries to hang on...
Deloth resists the strong urge to throw up.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Aribar is atop the car, after having been scared to death by flying off a cliff and getting soaked.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you guys should at least thank your lucky starts that it isn't me driving." *He smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): The car now drives... into... an area infested with bats!
Wolfman: "I'd rather not think about it."
Spyke: "... I think anything would be better than right now..."
Deloth: "I HATE BATS!" *Whump.*
Spyke: "Bats are cool! They fly!"
Metal Man: "...Oops. Bats. ...I'll just take that underground river over there."
Gibby: "BATS? AHH!!!"
Deloth: "AAAAAAH! RIVER!"
Metal Man drives down another miniature cliff into another river...
VG: "When will get back on the ROAD?"
Metal Man: "We're almost there..."
Aribar: "By Whaller I'm going to die... Again!"
Metal Man: "Well, the road takes 3.5 days... This takes only 30 more minutes! ...Waterfall! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!" *He slams on the brakes.*
Charles Magellean: "Wahhhh-hah-hah-hah-hoooiiiii!"
Deloth gets bounced around in the cart.
Wolfman: "Next time, we force this car to enter a warp pipe."
Metal Man (GM): The car skids to a stop right over the edge of the waterfall.
Metal Man: "...Whew."
Deloth: "OW! OOH! AUGH!"
VG breathes slowly.
Metal Man: "...I just hope nobody moves forward."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...ten bucks says we go over it."
Metal Man: "...Hmmm... next time, I try flying."
Deloth: "I see kitties..."
Metal Man: "...Now then... we can't back up... but if we go forward, we go flying over a waterfall."
Wolfman: "Metal, is the way onward... downward?"
Metal Man: "...Yes."
Wolfman pushes VG's seat.
Charles Magellean: "Then it's downward."
VG gets rocked forward a little, but still stays in the restraints.
Metal Man (GM): The car starts falling.
VG: "What's the big ide---AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
Metal Man: "...You didn't just push that seat... did you?"
Metal Man (GM): ...The car now goes straight down the waterfall.
Wolfman tries to stay calm.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Metal, why don't you stop screwing around and just drive normally?"
Charles Magellean: "WAAAAIIIHAAAAA!"
Deloth starts to float up in the air a bit due to G-forces.
Metal Man: "Because this is the only waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Spyke had fallen silent long ago, pale as a ghost, narrow pupils, mouth gaping.
Metal Man presses some buttons. The car lands with a loud THUNK In the river again. The inside of the car is half-flooded. "Okay... now we just need to get out of this cave, and we're there..."
Charles Magellean despises wearing wet clothes.
Metal Man: "...That new shortcut saved us 15 minutes!"
Deloth gets slammed hard against the floor of the cart.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Remind me to kill you, Metal."
Deloth: "Oh, goody..." *He passes out.*
Metal Man: "Now... it should be nice from this part on." *He steps on the pedal... up ahead is an ancient temple. "...Alright! An ancient temple! Let's drive through it!" *He steps on the accelerator.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...don't even do this..."
Deloth wakes up and promptly spits out a pair of broken teeth.
Wolfman: "Metal, I am going to find a way to remove that driver's license of yours!"
Deloth: "Not again..."
Spyke: "He... He has a license!?"
Metal Man (GM): The car drives over a narrow bridge over an endless drop. The bridge explodes after the car crosses it.
Charles Magellean: "It's onward to the sacred temple!"
Metal Man: "I learned from Need For Speed 3."
VG: "Wait... how is this going to be a stealth mission with the car being messed up as is?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's Metal, VG."
Metal Man: "It'll look dirty, like most cars!"
Charles Magellean: "It's VG, Garrick."
Metal Man sees a ramp, and a dead end... ...Alright! Through the rock wall we go!" " *He steps on the accelerator.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...okay, this is a bit much..."
Aribar: "No! Let me blast the rock wall!"
Charles Magellean: "Everybody wince!"
Metal Man: "...Okay then."
Wolfman gets ready to wince.
Charles Magellean does so.
Deloth closes his eyes and screams.
Metal Man (GM): You may do one attack before the car hits the wall.
Aribar points his hand like a gun at the wall after spitting out a mouthful of mud... "... Earth Elemental Blast!"
Spyke: "... This is so not fun..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAST SMASH* The blast makes enough of a hole to protect Ari... while the car slams through the rest. It then lands on a normal road.
VG breathes a sigh of relief "Metal, NO MORE!"
Charles Magellean: "VG, take the wheel!"
Metal Man: "...Don't worry... the road is normal here."
Deloth gets bounced around the cart some more.
Metal Man goes at 30 mph across the concrete road.
Metal Man (GM): Several people honk and pass Metal on the right as he moves too slowly.
Spyke lets out a long held sigh.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...remind me to kill you twice, Metal."
Metal Man: "I only took the offroad because there are no speed limits there."
Wolfman: "Metal, I think we can go a little faster now."
Metal Man: "...Okay then..."
Gibby: "No kidding..."
Charles Magellean: "Only the speed limit, Metal!"
Aribar attempts to crawl up to the windshield and look through it at Metal. "... When we get back to the stadium we're gonna make you read Driving For Dummies!"
Metal Man steps on the gas again. He's now slightly faster. "Ahhhh!!! I can't see!"
Deloth: "Thank you thank you..." *He slumps against the cart.*
VG: "That's not good... oh great; I don't think I can see either!"
Aribar quickly backs to his spot on top of the car.
Metal Man swerves a bit and smashes into another car... then finally reaches the city.
Gibby starts thumping around the trunk. Everyone can hear banging noises.
Metal Man: "...Okay... we're here. Now all we have to do is drive normally."
Gibby: "HA... normally, he says... HA HA!"
Metal Man: "...Although we have 1/4 of a Toad Impala impaled on the front of the car..."
Wolfman: "That better be the only thing you do."
Metal Man: "One second."
Charles Magellean: "...There is no normal to you according to our standards, Metal."
Deloth reaches out of the cart.
Metal Man pulls over, and drains the water from the CAC by opening a door.
Metal Man then closes the door and continues on.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, is a large, urbanized futuristic city.
Deloth quickly pulls his arm back in.
Gibby: "Ow--I mean...ow...."
Metal Man (GM): At the center is a tall castle. There's people wearing black clothes with shotguns everywhere.
Metal Man: "Okay... this is where we start laying low. No more waterfall driving for us."
Spyke: "I think there was a funeral or something and we missed it..." *He whispers*
Wolfman looks at his clothes... hmm... he does fit in... somewhat.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Could we at least get dry first?"
Charles Magellean: "...I'm not sure what's making me feel bad; the stew... or your driving."
Metal Man: "...I'll turn on the CAC dryer thing."
Aribar attempts to look... Normal... At least as normal you can get being a half-elf covered with mud and dirt and being scared to death.
Metal Man presses a button and a dry heat dries off everyone... except Aribar, who is cold and on top of the car. "...I hope we didn't leave Aribar behind."
Gibby: "Well... I'm SLIGHTLY better..."
Wolfman is not going to respond to that.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: The various people stare at Ari as the car gets deeper into the city. Here is the big commercial district.
Garrick Fy`aar looks up toward the ceiling of the car, through the window "...yeah, he's still there. Little messed up, but still there."
Charles Magellean: "We can't lay low while Aribar is high on top of the car."
Metal Man (GM): Grunty's Grocery Getter, Kirby's Buffet, Star Fox (Now owned by Grunty)'s parts... Garrick: You see a muddy, cold, and scared Aribar.
VG: "...fine; do I have to sit on top of someone?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "You okay, slick?"
Aribar just ignores the stares... He just tries to stay on the roof while shivering with coldness. "F-fine... Scared to death and back thrice, cold, damp, scared to death, and cold, but fine."
Metal Man (GM): The people are also staring at the hunk of car impaled on the front of the CAC.
Metal Man: "...Okay... we're almost there."
Metal Man (GM): There's a blockade up ahead.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just imagine if you were UNDER the car..."
Charles Magellean: "...I think someone is. I've heard breathing from time to time and thumping under there."
Metal Man: "...Is that Digi?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...yep, that's Digi."
Digifanatic: "Huh? What? Someone yelling at me?"
Charles Magellean: "Ari has it fortunate."
Metal Man looks out the window, and sees Digi... even muddier, sandier, covered in dead spider guts, and junk... hanging on to the bottom of the car.
Garrick Fy`aar finds Spyke disappeared, so he quickly pushes everyone over and yanks Ari into the car.
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey guys..."
Metal Man: "...We must have lost Spyke somewhere. Did he leap out the window?"
Digifanatic: "What?" *He gets the audacity to look at himself. * "Ah."
Gibby: "I wouldn't blame him..."
Wolfman just stays quiet.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You were hanging under a car that drove through a cave, a forest, spiders, and a wall of rock. Oh, and over a waterfall.
Aribar: "T-thanks..." *He seems traumatized by his experience.*
Metal Man parks the car at the blockade. "Okay. Let's go."
Charles Magellean: "At least you aren't sick."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Shut up, Locos."
Digifanatic: "I call that white-knuckle..."
Metal Man gets out, and looks at the car. "Tsk tsk tsk... those pawn shoppers did a number to it."
Garrick Fy`aar lets Ari warm up before nudging him out of the car, stepping out right behind him.
Metal Man then opens the trunk, lets out the water, and takes out both the cart and Gibby.
Charles Magellean: "You shut up, brute. I'm literally sick from the bad effects from the stew I ate."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is now inside the cart, which has dried up.
Gibby leaps out of the trunk, and starts kissing the ground. "Land... land!"
VG gets out of the car... and stays mostly quiet.
Gibby: "Oh glorious land..."
Aribar gets out of the car... And is tempted to follow Gibby's example.
Wolfman also gets out... but gets a look at Gibby.
Metal Man: "...Uhhh... yeah... you've been out to sea for a long time."
Digifanatic: "Gibby, you aren't half as bad as I am right now..."
Gibby glares at Metal.
Charles Magellean gets out, being very shaky.
Wolfman: *To Gibby, hushed* "Trust me; do NOT act like you normally do."
Metal Man nudges Gibby's shoulder and points at the various rebels walking around.
Gibby gets the idea, and acts normal... if that's possible.
Metal Man (GM): You do.
Metal Man: "Now then. Come with me. We must... sell clothes!"
Deloth stays very, very still and very, very quiet.
Metal Man gets out the cart and starts wheeling it towards the barricade.
Wolfman goes back to quiet mode.
Charles Magellean shakes parts of his robe and squeezes parts of the robe to get rid of some of the water. He then follows.
Garrick Fy`aar follows along, his hands pushed into the pockets of his overcoat.
VG stays close to the cart, kind of on the right; Wolfman somewhat behind the cart, but still close.
Gibby follows suit (get it... suit? we sell clothes... and... you'll get it later).
Metal Man (GM): The people have become bored at staring at everyone, figuring they had some sort of off-road adventure.
Aribar follows Metal, his own clothes probably ruined.
Digifanatic starts walking, still kinda unsure as to what's going on...
Charles Magellean: "Bbbrrrr... a bit chilly for me, but I'll rough it."
Digifanatic: "So, what's this about selling clothes?"
Garrick Fy`aar steps on Digi's foot.
Metal Man: "...Uhhh... we sell clothes."
Gibby: "We sure do."
Digifanatic: "Alright, sorry."
Metal Man (GM): The group reaches the barricade.
VG gets a look at Digi... even though he has a height disadvantage.
Rebel: "...Well well well... it looks like some drowned rats have come from... the ocean? To visit our fair town. What is your business here in Doughnut City?"
Charles Magellean moves his lips, then just shrugs it off.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You get an incoming message.
Gibby lets Metal do the talking.
Wolfman and VG just stay... well, quiet.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(Doughnut City? Who in their right mind calls their town DOUGHNUT City?)
Metal Man: "Well... uhhh..." *Taps Deloth's cart* "We're selling clothes..."
Rebel: "...You certainly look more like you NEED clothes."
Metal Man: "Well... we were on a long-range endurance off-road championship."
Aribar stays quiet... He reaches for his sword hilt but awkwardly doesn't find it... The elf then remembers he has no equipment.
Charles Magellean opens his mouth then pretends to yawn.
Metal Man: "We only got second place... two people fell overboard."
Deloth presses the button on the mic and whispers "The password is we're just some normal merchants."
Metal Man points to Ari and Gigli--- I mean Digi "...Oh. Yes. We're just normal merchants."
Rebel: "Well then, welcome to Doughnut City."
Metal Man (GM): The gate opens, and Metal starts moving in with the cart.
Garrick Fy`aar follows along silently.
Deloth releases the button on the mic and takes a mental sigh of relief.
Wolfman follows, as does VG.
Charles Magellean moves in.
Metal Man (GM): You can see that the city is much like a doughnut...
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(...ohhh... that's why.)
VG: .oO(Strange place... at least it's not Broccoli Town)
Charles Magellean: "If Kajidoh was bad yesterday, I don't want to know what troubles are gonna happen today."
Garrick Fy`aar follows along with Metal, mimicking the walking style of all the other patrons to a tee.
Metal Man (GM): ...You see Bowser walking on the streets, nearby. He's pushing a coffee cart.
Wolfman is curious as to why Bowser is here... he still keeps quiet, though.
Bowser: "Uhhh... coffee for sale... coffee for sale!"
Garrick Fy`aar nudges Metal, then points.
Gibby sees Bowser, and feels the urge to hurt him... but alas, he cannot.
Metal Man nods and keeps on going.
Charles Magellean looks curiously. "...King Koopa...?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Bowser looks at you funny.
Aribar whispers, "Just wondering, why are we not allowed to talk?"
Metal Man (GM): Some nearby terrorists stare at Locos.
Garrick Fy`aar keeps walking.
Charles Magellean goes back to looking to normal sight.
Metal Man (GM): *Whispers* "We can talk... just not about certain, suspicious things."
Charles Magellean walkings as bell.
Aribar mumbles, "Oh..."
VG also stares at Locos... at least, until we start walking again.
Metal Man (GM): You're now up to a large moat.
Gibby: "Nice weather we're having today."
Metal Man (GM): The castle is surrounded by it.
Metal Man: "Yes, it sure is."
Charles Magellean stays silent for this part.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Haven't seen weather like this for a while."
Wolfman: "Just pray it doesn't rain then."
Metal Man (GM): The castle has four bridges, like a moat... but each one is heavily guarded.
Wolfman gets a look at this moat...
Metal Man (GM): ...Almost like magic, it starts raining. It's now overcast.
Gibby: "What a coincidence!"
Metal Man (GM): The moat consists of deep water.
Digifanatic: "Let this be a very quick shower, then."
VG: "I wonder how he did that..."
Gibby: "I hope the clothes don't get wet."
Metal Man: "Luckily, they are fine."
Garrick Fy`aar continues to walk along next to Metal. his eyes darting under the large hat he's wearing.
Metal Man walks towards the bridge... this is where things get difficult.
Metal Man (GM): The bridge is guarded by 20 men in black suits.
Digifanatic follows along as normal.
Metal Man (GM): ...And some koopas.
Aribar just stays silent... He wonders how this will ever work.
Charles Magellean: "...hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): And some toads with machineguns.
Gibby walks on.
Metal Man (GM): The cart stops at the bridge.
Charles Magellean follows beside Aribar.
Guard: "What is your business with the castle?"
Wolfman stays quiet as he moves with Metal... he stops when Metal stops; VG follows suit.
Metal Man: "Uhhh... uhhh..." *He takes out a booklet.*
Charles Magellean stops.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(Please don't let me choke now...)
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... Let me read..."
Deloth presses the mic button again and whispers "The password is 'you have a water problem'."
Metal Man: "...Ah! You have a water problem."
Guard: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): The gate opens, and the cart goes in.
VG waits for Metal to move in... when he does, VG goes in as well.
Garrick Fy`aar untenses a millimeter as he walks in with the cart.
Gibby enters inside.
Charles Magellean proceeds in close by.
Metal Man continues to move.
Metal Man (GM): ...Up ahead, you hear people talking.
Digifanatic continues again.
Negotiator: "...We won't give you this city."
Wolfman follows the others... he tries to pick up on what they are saying WITHOUT saying anything.
Gibby: .oO(Amazing... nothing has gone wrong. We might actually make it.)
Rebel: "This city belongs to the people!"
Negotiator: "Ivan serves the will of the people."
Aribar continues forward... The elf doesn't like this much. He's beginning to feel like a common thief sneaking about.
Rebel: "Fine... but... you must come with me."
Metal Man (GM): They walk off. After crossing the bridge, you get to the castle.
Wolfman is confused... don't we work with Ivan?
Metal Man looks about. "Hmmmm..."
Charles Magellean: "What do we do now."
VG waits patiently.
Gibby: "Sell clothes?"
Deloth presses the button on the mic and starts whispering "You must enter through the back door."
Metal Man (GM): *Perfect Dark: Infiltration.*
Metal Man: "This way." *He begins walking around the castle.*
Digifanatic follows Metal.
Wolfman and VG both follow, still staying silent.
Aribar mumbles, "This doesn't feel right..."
Digifanatic: (thinking to himself) "Weird how no one has been suspicious of us yet..."
Charles Magellean follows.
Garrick Fy`aar continues walking, hoping that Metal knows what he's doing.
Metal Man reaches the back door.
Metal Man (GM): It's got some sort of biometric scanner on it.
Metal Man: "Hmmm..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *Whisper* "...please tell me you have a way through this..."
Wolfman would take out his smash dex to scan the thing... but that was also put away.
Metal Man just opens the door. "...The door was not locked. They opened it for us." *He walks inside with the cart.*
VG blinks a few times... then follows.
Digifanatic: "...Nice people."
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles a bit before walking inside.
Digifanatic follows in.
Metal Man (GM): Now you're inside some sort of strange mechanical castle.
Gibby walks onward.
Wolfman gets a look at this castle.
Charles Magellean walks in after taking a breath.
Metal Man (GM): *Air base.*
Aribar follows, definitely thinking this isn't right, even if they are doing it for the 'good side'...
Metal Man (GM): AirBase.mid This hallway leads straight to the center of the castle.
Metal Man casually presses a button. The cart now says 'Laundry', and the clothes turn white. "We're laundry handlers now."
Wolfman notes that his clothes change...?
Garrick Fy`aar: *Whisper* "Nicely done..."
Charles Magellean: "...Very nice."
VG just smiles and nods .oO(I'm going to kill Metal once I get my gear.)
Gibby: "Yes... the weather WAS nice, wasn't it..."
Metal Man goes ahead....
Metal Man (GM): There's a laundry room.
Garrick Fy`aar follows along as well, walking with Metal and the others.
Digifanatic: "Yes, it was..."
Metal Man (GM): A person is currently cleaning a variety of black clothes.
Wolfman and VG follow Metal to the laundry room... they don't say a thing, though.
???: "...How odd... you weren't scheduled to come in today, Mr. Adams and... are those children? Mr. Boss told us not to let children inside the building."
Metal Man (GM): ??? is talking to Wolf.
Charles Magellean eyes widen and his heartrace builds up... even more that the person is talking to someone else than Metal.
Wolfman: "My apologies; it won't happen again."
Aribar looks a little annoyed at being called a kid...
???: "...Okay then... just dump the laundry into the chute, and I won't say anything."
Wolfman: "The only reason I took them is because it was Take Your Kids to Work Day."
???: "Oh... must be one of those strange holidays you Toadians celebrate."
Charles Magellean: .oO(You frickin' idiot!!)
???: "I don't remember seeing it on the calendar... I hope this isn't like that time you took the hamburglar's birthday off."
Wolfman: "I assure you that it's not."
Aribar: "Ham... Burglar?"
???: "Now then... just dump the laundry. Mr. Boss wants his hats cleaned."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to Metal. He fist clenches...
???: "...That sounds odd for a kid... ...Uhhh... the hamburglar is an evil person who steals hamburgers."
Charles Magellean sorta nudges Ari.
???: "At least, that's what Mr. Adams told me."
Wolfman: "He's probably hungry... I'll get him something to eat once we dump the laundry."
Garrick Fy`aar sort of freezes, the message getting through.
Gibby tugs on Wolfman's leg.
???: "Okay then. Just dump it, and you can continue goofing off."
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(...he's from Earth.)
Wolfman looks down at Gibby...
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(MY Earth...)
Gibby: "Daddy, I hafta go potty." *Snicker snicker.*
Digifanatic is almost sweating bullets.
Wolfman: "Can you hold it for just a few more minutes? Daddy has to be sure the laundry is taken care of."
???: "...Uhhh... well, just dump the laundry and then you can go."
Charles Magellean: .oO(Please let this guy leave, please let this guy leave, please let this guy leave...)
Wolfman takes the laundry and dumps it at the proper spot.
Aribar: .oO(Why can't we just take this guy out? One swift knock to the head and a trip down the laundry chute and we don't have to worry about him.)
???: "...I sure hope you haven't adopted bums off of the street."
Garrick Fy`aar hopes he just dumps the clothes and nothing else...
Metal Man (GM): ??? continues loading laundry.
Gibby pretends to hold it in.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You dump the entire cart down the chute. Deloth: Wheeeeeee! You're falling down a laundry chute.
Garrick Fy`aar gives Wolfman a look, watching all their weapons, badges, and equipment... and Deloth... go buh-bye.
Deloth bites his tongue to keep from screaming.
Wolfman: "Well, that's all of it. Come on son, let's find you that bathroom."
???: "Okay, that's all."
Metal Man (GM): ??? walks away.
Wolfman carries Gibby on his shoulders, like a father would his child.
Gibby: "Hurry... I might not make it!"
Garrick Fy`aar waits for ??? to walk out of the room...
Metal Man (GM): ??? is gone. The room is now empty.
Gibby starts cracking up when he's gone.
Wolfman goes towards... uh oh; where IS the bathroom?
Aribar: "Why couldn't we just knock him out and throw him down the chute?"
Charles Magellean: "Finally."
Gibby: "Ok, Wolf... put me down."
Garrick Fy`aar glances around the room for cameras and stuff first.
Gibby: "Man that was funny..."
Wolfman puts Gibby down.
Metal Man: "...Good thing they don't put cameras in here."
Digifanatic is following them, still a bit nervous, but it doesn't show.
Metal Man: "Now then. Let's go... we can pick up Deloth later."
VG still stays quiet... even though the situation was funny.
Garrick Fy`aar: "We're barehanded, Metal. You sure?"
Wolfman: *Hushed* "We have no choice."
Metal Man: "Unless you wish to risk death from the laundry chute, yes."
Aribar: "...I can always help with my magic."
Metal Man heads forwards. Towards a more populated hall.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, your the boss."
VG: .oO(I can't believe this... Wolfman got rid of our stuff...)
Metal Man: "Now then... let's see... we have to go to the laundry room to pick up our cleaned laundry."
Wolfman follows Metal; VG is close by.
Charles Magellean: "I just know that me and Wolf have already sabotaged this mission."
Aribar reluctantly follows Metal...
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and heads onward. He's got nothing to worry about, he can rebuy badges and his gun is only usable by him... the others...
Charles Magellean walks beside Ari again.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone enters the middle room of the area. There's an elevator, which is controlled by several thugs in black outfits.
Gibby: "Now what?"
Metal Man (GM): The thugs look at Gibby strangely.
VG: *Hushed* "Just blend in?"
Digifanatic: "Probably the best idea..."
Thug: "You're a cleaning person... is this your first day?"
Gibby: "Errr... uh... yeah. I'm kinda new."
Charles Magellean hushes... wondering who he is talking to.
Gibby acts embarrassed.
Thug: "Okay then. I'll be nice and show you to the laundry room."
Metal Man (GM): The thug opens the elevator.
Gibby: "Thank you, sir."
Thug: "You may all get in."
Digifanatic enters the elevator.
Garrick Fy`aar nods simply and walks inside.
Gibby steps inside.
Aribar looks slightly disgusted by this, but enters the elevator.
VG and Wolf enter.
Metal Man enters as well.
Charles Magellean steps inside as the final person.
Metal Man (GM): The thug activates the elevator and travels down with you.
Deloth hears the elevator and looks for a hiding place.
Elevator: "Now at: Level -1."
Thug: "Welcome to minus world. This is where the laundry chute goes."
Charles Magellean is puzzled... then understands the joke.
Metal Man (GM): The Thug walks to another room.
Deloth scrambles behind a washing machine and hides.
Wolfman exits the elevator, then follows Gibby; VG follows suit.
Digifanatic carefully exit.
Metal Man (GM): The Thug and everyone goes into a white laundry room.
Gibby: "Is this it?"
Charles Magellean walks closely with Ari.
Thug: "Now then. Which one is your laundry cart?"
Metal Man (GM): There's three carts. All are identical.