Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 143: Poorly Sealed Evil
Date: 4:12:32 PM, February 15th; 5:10:33 PM, February 16th, 2005.
Charles Magellean sets foot inside the R&R. As soon as he does, he feels a pain in his neck. The back of his neck glows with darkness, but the glow is so small, no one notices. The back of the neck has been inflicted with the settling of Lumis's Curse: a Z with an L straight down the middle. He then gets a thought; why not revive the ancient military that was once powerful under his command?
Metal Man is merely wandering around, away from Locos. The HQ is working as normal, and nothing odd is going on besides whatever Locos is doing.
Charles Magellean contacts his dex to the nearest person in command and merely states: "I'm going out for a while."
Metal Man (GM): You say that to Metal.
Metal Man: "Go ahead, nobody is stopping you. I'm bored."
Charles Magellean voice darker, with an evil look in his eye by default. He closes the dex, and wanders to outside of the entrance to the building. He activates his Rocket Chair Mach 2, let's it unfold, and then goes to sit in it. Charles then fastens the belt, activates the shielding, then launches off to Bowser's Castle.
Metal Man (GM): You rocket off to Bowser's castle. Nintendus looks good from above. You quickly get there. It's not far away. The castle is burnt black, but is starting to be repainted....
Charles Magellean: "What a wonderful planet. It is a shame that it does not respect those that have customs outside its society."
Metal Man (GM): The castle also has scaffolds all over it. It says 'Open during remodel'
Charles Magellean lands downward towards the exact middle pathway, and deactivates the chair after unbuckeling, etc. He walks across the opened gate.
Metal Man (GM): The door is opened manually for you.
Charles Magellean walks in and will brb.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a simple walkway. Everything has been widened. The walkway is of white stones; the rest, black stones. Dirt is being swept away, and some interesting chandeliers are being installed. There's also rolled up red carpet and a variety of nasty-looking traps on the side, not yet set up. You can see, shortly ahead, Bowser on his throne. He must sit around all day or something. Two koopas fan him. Some statues of Bowser, inset with laser turrets, are also there, but deactivated. Bowser has a mixture of confusion and boredom on his face, his hair somewhat ragged and his claws looking dull. He also has a cast on his right arm, and a couple broken spikes. You can hear someone tuning a large organ (heard throughout the castle, since pipes are everywhere) upstairs. There's also some small bands of koopas training. They're in army-formation. Some people are painting the walls. The main hall has a variety of doorways carved on the sides... the castle is gonna get a bit larger. Most of the guards and other koopas glance at you as you walk, but do not stare. And that's about it for the description of the interior.
Bowser: "Tis lovely weather... a shame my spine beater is out of commission. Utterly defeated time and time again... it gets old after a while."
Charles Magellean approaches the throne after the time of walking of...2 minutes.
Bowser: "Hello... what are you doing here, alone? You wouldn't dare attack me... I'm defenseless."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser coughs, a bit of smoke coming out of his mouth.
Bowser: "That explosion took a lot of out of me... Ivan nearly took over, if I hadn't pulled that scam..."
Charles Magellean: "Why would I fight my ally. It is not kosher."
Bowser: "You... calling me your ally? You were most unkosher the last time we met. It was THIS ARM you broke blowing up the Overkill 3000+."
Charles Magellean: "That was before... when I felt... like a Quester." *He looks to Bowser with a sadistic and very happy yet evil face.*
Bowser: "...Well... I could help you, but my pockets are empty."
Charles Magellean: "The military is being revived, King Koopa."
Bowser: "Well... why not make your HQ here? I have state of the art facilities. One last chance to destroy the Questers... then I go on vacation."
Charles Magellean: "Not the Questers."
Bowser: "...? What else could be as domineering and powerful as they?"
Charles Magellean: "All the persons that have made your life miserable."
Bowser: "...Well, I wish I could do that, but how?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pulls out a ruined, old necklace.
Bowser: "This... my greatest weapon... failed. Repeatedly. I had the power of 25 people at once."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser throws the necklace away, breaking an already broken window.
Bowser: "So what will work this time?"
Hammer Brother: "Sir! It's Locos! He's going to defeat you again!"
Charles Magellean: "I have different plans... much greater ones than when I had consumed Mega Mack."
Metal Man (GM): The Hammer Brother is the burnt-up looking one who drove the Overkill 3000+.
Charles Magellean: "This time, it will not wear off."
Bowser: "Shut up, idiotic Hammer Brother. Yes, Charles? Interesting."
Hammer Brother: "...Pft..." *Walks off.*
Charles Magellean: "To start off, we must remain hidden."
Bowser: "Well... once the technology is installed, this can either burrow underground or fly into the sky. There is a certain problem, though."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser gets up, grunting a bit.
Bowser: "I must do what I want! I will be your ally, but not your inferior. I must control the Mushroom Kingdom, and I won't have any Quester Hunters telling me what to do either."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser, despite wounded, still seems boastful and somewhat vengeful.
Charles Magellean: "Chores are not meant to be done the fast way. They are meant to be done the right way." *He readjusts his glasses.*
Bowser: "Sure. I am just saying that when push comes to shove, I will do what I want. I have a backup planned in case things go bad again."
Charles Magellean: "Understood. All I require is your loyalty and obedience. Then the Magellean Military will be even more powerful than before. You will serve as not a mangy engineer, but as my general."
Bowser: "I will take your position. I already have a plan to dispatch the Questers, so it couldn't hurt to have yours to strengthen it. Now then. As you know, this world is plagued with do-gooders. We must be careful. Even I, the Koopa King, am weak against their armies and civilization. ...And what about the Valhalla Fortress?"
Charles Magellean: "One step at a time. To attempt to overthrow the current defenses would be insufficient and suicidal. For now, we must pretend to pull a disappearing act."
Bowser: "How? The entire Planet is monitored by that sneaky Nova character."
Charles Magellean: "By abandoning your castle."
Bowser: "Pardon me? I just had the pinball machine installed!"
Charles Magellean: "Take no offense. While I was in power, there is a secret underground cavern that I had created for... certain purposes. It in itself is the definition of my technological supremacy."
Bowser: "Okay, but I sure hope it isn't another place that has turned goody-goody after the Void died."
Charles Magellean: "The cavern is near where Magellean Tower used to stand. No one but me and my former officers know of its location. It is undetectable by any type of radar."
Bowser: "Good... but... eheh... one of your former officers... no... two of them are good."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser presses a button on a remote. A screen opens, showing profiles of Ricky and Meta Knight.
Charles Magellean: "Did I say officers? I meant engineers. My finest engineers know of it... but not even they know how to enter, let alone deactivate the place."
Bowser: "...I sure hope you're telling the truth... otherwise we'd have a dynamic duo of spoilers after us."
Charles Magellean: "...It has chips 'n' dip."
Charles Magellean: "It is a total of 5 square miles of space in the cavern. Enough to fit all the accessories it has right now, assort all who was in the previous military, and still have plenty of space."
Bowser: "There's the next problem. The Space Pirates joined Zio, the rest save for the ghosts and deserters are in the Fortress... ...And Doopliss is an evil maniac who creeps me out."
Charles Magellean: "We can gather new armies and allies. One word of warning... move out slowly. Flocking all at once will trigger Ivan's army after you."
Bowser: "Eheh... yeah... about Ivan's army."
Charles Magellean: "Cloaking device."
Bowser: "They're everywhere. I only barely confused them by making it appear they killed me... or that could work. Well, this sounds like a good plan, but I only have a single army of 1000 total... and that's all my personnel. The only thing near what you would want is in Valhalla Fortress or in Nova's greedy, powerful hands. Ganondorf's been sealed, too. Smithy is also trapped by Nova, and under Nova's control. Heck, I'm afraid Smithy will become good and attack us with those things that were built!"
Charles Magellean: "I will handle other powers. Your main concern right now is head towards the cavern."
Bowser: "...Evil goody-two shoes... there's no idle forces of evil..."
Charles Magellean: "I will round up more." *He gets in his chair and rockets away.*
Bowser: "Can I take some of my stuff there? ...Nevermind."
Charles Magellean: "Anything you deem necessary!"
Charles Magellean now shoots out of hearing.
Bowser: "You, you, and you. GET THE POOL TABLE!"
Koopas: "...Aye... aye sir!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Charles: You're shooting off, towards wherever you're going. Of course, some people notice you. There's all sorts of people bedecked in police-esque suits sitting at lookout towers across the land. They don't pay attention, of course.
Charles Magellean: "...*Music notes*..."
Metal Man (GM): ...You pass by a certain blue robotic hedgehog. Nothing like flying at full throttle in the day. Of course, where you're going determines what you see next. Yeah, the world is full of either evil - evil places or good - good places. With the good overtaking the evil. The Valhall Fortress, FYI, is currently mostly empty. It's got a full crew and such, but nothing more than to maintain it. There's also the mysteriousness of the unexplored South Pole.
Charles Magellean heads towards... the temple of time.
Metal Man (GM): You fly towards there. It's where it usually is, flanked by many, many guards... but it no longer has evil emanating out of it.
Charles Magellean: *This is the place where they traveled to seal Ganon, yes?*
Metal Man (GM): They went in and wound up sealing Matek, in the end. The temple is peaceful, but the doors are closed.
Charles Magellean sets the chair down to the entrance.
Metal Man (GM): Several guards stand there. They look at you, but do not speak.
Charles Magellean cracks open his dex and calls in to immediate dispatch to the G & W shopping channel.
Metal Man (GM): It opens up, no problem there.
Charles Magellean: "Hello, I would like... to buy one of your finer Magic Mirrors."
Mr. Game and Watch: "That will be 7,777 coins, please."
Guard: "Hey... a magic mirror?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Err... make that 6,222 coins... new price cut for this hour."
Guard: "You gotta be kidding. The Dark World is off-limits to you."
Guard2: "...I'm afraid you will need to be arrested if you purchase that."
Charles Magellean: "You are absolutely right."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a simultaneous gun arming sound.
Charles Magellean abruptly closes the dex.
Guard: "What are you doing here, anyway? Not even Questers are allowed in here."
Guard2: "And there are no missions to speak of that give you clearance..."
Charles Magellean: "I was only on official Quester business, but you are correct. I will take my leave." *He walks to his chair. He starts it up and then leaves.*
Guard: "And don't think about going into the Dark World. We'll know if you go there, now that you've shown an interest in it..."
Metal Man (GM): You fly off.
Charles Magellean flies to Zio's Castle... in low altitude.
Metal Man (GM): You can't shake the feeling that Ivan has his eyes on you... *Dramatic superimposing of Ivan's silhouette behind Locos* Zio's castle has a dark shield around it... it is looking rather high tech and armored to boot.
Charles Magellean: "It's a pity I didn't bring my device to nullify the X-Zone shielding."
Metal Man (GM): You get a comms.
Zio: "Get away from my castle, pathetic lunarian. Your kind are not welcome here."
Charles Magellean: "It wouldn't matter. I know even your atmosphere would protect against radar upon entering Dark World." *He heads off in the opposite direction.*
Metal Man (GM): Zio scoffs and the message ends. The world is rather unfriendly to evil start-ups these days. After leaving the nearby area of Zio's castle, once again you'd feel like you were being watched.
Charles Magellean: "Our society is not going to be easily accepted." *He sheds a tear at the thought. The cruelty towards the other kind of living in this world is... unfounded.*
Smash Dex: "...Ivan Robotnik has notified the Questers, the controllers of Valhalla Fortress, and the general populace of your previous uncharacteristic attempt to reach the Dark World."
Charles Magellean shakes his head. "For the foolish mistake I have caused, I cannot go back."
Metal Man (GM): Now you feel as if Nova is also watching you. Eyes... everywhere... you can't see them, but you just know they see you ..Eyes in your dex.... Eyes on your chair....
Charles Magellean: "Only my Lord would be able to do that."
Metal Man (GM): Eyes in your coins...
Charles Magellean: "...That's it!" *He heads for the former underwater base of Phendrana Ocean.*
Metal Man (GM): You head there.
Charles Magellean prays that it is still there.
Metal Man (GM): ...It is there, of course. Deep underwater. The ocean is different than you remember it, but you get some communications.
SIMBER: "Undersea base is operational. Please imput the passcode."
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You then see Ivan's face appear on the screen.
Ivan Robotnik: "I don't know what you're doing exactly, but you aren't going to get anywhere. I have supreme power over the land, with Nova and the Questers to back me up. I can see everything you are doing... not even Lumis could get away with much while my watch is up. Everything is secured. Zio and Grunty... and the late Bowser are the only people who remain elusive. Thanks for tipping me off about Bowser."
Charles Magellean: "You are welcome."
Ivan Robotnik: "You know... before you do shady business, you might want to check all of the sensors in your smash dex. I have recorded everything you have done while using the dex. Files for everybody. Short of Metal, but... he is untracable."
Charles Magellean: "The X-Zone shielding."
Ivan Robotnik: "So either give yourself up or walk into one of several traps. The suspense is annoying me. I'm not allowed to talk about Metal's construction. Not even I understand it."
Charles Magellean: "You can defeat the shielding by using a device that blasts a ray that sends things to the X-Zone. Both will absorb and nullify each other, rendering a malfunction of in the mainstream and causing a system shutdown."
Ivan Robotnik: "Oh, yes... Agent Metal Sonic should be here any minute---"
Metal Sonic: "Hello, Locos. My sensors indicate you are not in your right mind."
Charles Magellean: "That... is you can get to Zio."
Metal Sonic: "Please shut down immediately for inspection."
Ivan Robotnik: "I'll deal with that later. YOU are the problem."
Metal Sonic: "You have 15 minutes to respond, or be forcefully shut down." *Makes a charging noise.*
Charles Magellean laughs with that. "Then... I have no choice."
Metal Sonic: "Essentially. Malfunctioning units must be repaired. SIMBER is a good example."
Charles Magellean: "I only have one chance to use this before he comes back."
Metal Sonic: "A good unit that malfunctions threatens the integrity of the system."
Charles Magellean: "And that is me."
Metal Sonic: "Correct. The current system has eliminated 80% of crime."
Charles Magellean: "All of a sudden... one small mistake turns the world against me. So I am no longer deserving of the world." *He presses the 'self-destruct' button.*
Metal Sonic: "You are out of your mind. You will be deserving once we have found your fatal err----"
Charles Magellean hits the button... it then glows a yellow aura... then it destroyed by a big fiery blast.
Metal Man (GM): Well, the chair pretty much explodes. Metal Sonic is protected by a blue shield. A whole lot of ambulances can be heard coming towards the position.
Metal Sonic: "...This is not good. however, the world has been protected from another dictator."
Charles Magellean hit the time machine prototype button that is disguised to be self-destructing.
Metal Sonic: "Ambulances. Code 22-05." *Looks at where the chair was. what does he see?* "Alert Ivan Robotnik. Security is to be set to code yellow at all critical installations. Suspected mind-tampering involved."
Charles Magellean: *The moment Metal Sonic says the suspected thing, time reverses, to the point of where he self-destructed, talking to Zio, canceling the buy, and now getting out of the chair to the temple of time. The question is.... ...will fate allow such a time distortion that not even Charles will remember what happened?*
Metal Man (GM): You're back at the temple of time. The guards are as stony and bored as before.
Charles Magellean: *A distortion so large, and so ferocious... that isn't detected? FYI, that's the only time I could do it until Lumis returns... He cracks open his dex and calls in to immediate dispatch to the G & W shopping channel.*
Metal Man (GM): Once again, it's there, clear. The guards are looking at you.
Charles Magellean: "Hello, I would like... to buy one of your finer Ma..." *He somehow feels... deja vu.* "Whoa... that was weird."
Guard: "You're telling me."
Charles Magellean: "...I was gonna order a Ma... something."
Guard 2: "...This job must be melting our brains..."
Guard: "A... Ma... Ma... Madame Grunty's Cube of Doom?"
Charles Magellean: "...Magic... backpack?"
Guard 2: "Those things are expensive."
Charles Magellean: "It was a magic something. Maybe a magic wand." *He then remembers what he wanted to buy. He then changes his mind... he wants to be undetected.* "...So this place is closed... even to Questers? If so, why?"
Guard: "Well... Ivan said so."
Guard2: "He's been giving everyone jobs, so, we can't exactly disobey him."
Guard: "Yeah... he said that even Skyhigh could get a job under his system."
Charles Magellean laughs real loud.
Guard: "Yeah... that's what I thought. The noodlebrain who leaped into magma thrice..."
Charles Magellean: "...It was twice."
Guard2: "Well, that's good to know."
Charles Magellean: "Ivan... ivan. ...Hansel." *He walks back towards his chair and rockets away.* "Hansel? ...Hansel."
Metal Man (GM): They wave to you as you leave, looking kinda confused but not angry.
Charles Magellean: "...This is gonna be tougher than I thought. I'm gonna have to be even more careful and secretive for every little step I make. ...After all, how else am I gonna meet the little guy?"
Smash Dex: "News headlines - Locos defeats Bowser."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture of you flying out, and then Bowser and all of his goons running out screaming, some on fire. The castle then collapses behind them.
Charles Magellean: "...Better not bring that up in the sense of who defeated who." *He contacts Ivan... to call waiting. "Ugghh... I hate this service." *He heads for Phendrana Ocean.
Metal Man (GM): You're at Phendrana Ocean now.
Charles Magellean: "Enter in the passcode for underwater observatory."
SIMBER: "Passcode... needed. Current administrator is Aribar."
Charles Magellean: "YOU are the one that has to enter it in. I don't know it.'"
SIMBER: "Password needed. I cannot let you in with one. Your level is too low to access underwater observatory. It is suggested you ask Aribar or Ivan Robotnik. ... ... ... Passcode accepted."
Metal Man (GM): An elevator appears.
Charles Magellean: "!?"
SIMBER: "Unknown user has entered passcode."
Charles Magellean: "Errr... Isn't that call waiting service to contacting Ivan in yet?"
SIMBER: "...It is. However, unknown user has given you authorization. ...Account... VOID used to input password."
Charles Magellean: "Wonderful. Patch Ivan in."
Metal Man (GM): Ivan appears on the Dex.
Ivan Robotnik: "...Yes, Locos?"
Charles Magellean puts Ivan on the comms of the chair via redirecting. He emits his normal view.
Ivan Robotnik: "...There's nothing wrong with Aribar letting you into the undersea observatory, is there?"
Charles Magellean: "No, not unless it's someone else."
Ivan Robotnik: "He gave you the authorization to enter."
Charles Magellean: "Account... Void."
Ivan Robotnik: "...You're silly. My systems say that Aribar let him in. Err... you. The Void... a pipedream. Maybe he was trying to scare you."
Charles Magellean: "...*Raises an eyebrow*."
Ivan Robotnik: "There's nothing down there that I care about, really."
Charles Magellean: "You are not alone, Ivan. I dream of pipes too."
Ivan Robotnik: "...Yeah... whatever you say."
Charles Magellean: "Also, I wanted to contact you that there's a way to get to Zio."
Ivan Robotnik: "Oh?"
Charles Magellean: "In the time that I served as a double agent and was under the influence of Mega Mack, I had feared that someone knew how to deactivate my shielding. That same shielding is the same that Zio is using right now, and I know how to deactivate it."
Ivan Robotnik: "...Only the Void could do that... explain. My records indicate The Void destroyed the X-zone. It reappeared, but we have no Void to deactivate shields either."
Charles Magellean: "You need a device or some sort of thing or person capable of emitting an X-Zone blast."
Ivan Robotnik: "Well, that is encouraging news."
Charles Magellean: "The shielding and the blast will absorb and nullify each other, causing the shielding to shut down and be destroyed."
Ivan Robotnik: "Thank you. Now then, if you don't have any other business... I need to save my minutes for nighttime!"
Charles Magellean: "None, sir."
Ivan Robotnik: "Evil Cell Phone people... I should look into their plans... okay then, see you."
Charles Magellean: "Locos out."
Metal Man (GM): It goes off.
Charles Magellean goes back to his evil side.
SIMBER: "The Void is waiting for you in the lab."
Charles Magellean: "Excel... what?"
SIMBER: "Please come."
Charles Magellean nods. He enters the elevator to the underwater ...research facility of sorts.
Metal Man (GM): It... is quickly teleported.
Charles Magellean: "Shoo!"
Metal Man (GM): You're in the facility... it's been remodeled. only two, open passageways are open. 'Engineering Prison'
Charles Magellean disengages his chair. He heads to Engineering.
Metal Man (GM): You open that area. Dead empty. Quiet, too.
Charles Magellean checks one of the consoles that is nearby.
Metal Man (GM): The console looks normal ..Except it has 'The Void' logged in.
???: "It is an honor to see you again, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "...Pipedream my @$$. That character is... still... here."
Metal Man (GM): A person flips down from the ceiling.
???: "Hah. You, falling for that trick... I almost wish The Void was back."
Metal Man (GM): You see the reflected person. Some sort of strange, zombie/robot is there, holding a sniper rifle.
Charles Magellean: "It is a shame I am either not remembering or knowing of you. Perhaps it would be best if you told me."
Nyev: "I am Nyev. And you... want something."
Charles Magellean: "Have we met somewhere before?"
Nyev: "Maybe. I wouldn't remember it. After all, Locos is only a name on a file I stole..."
Charles Magellean: "Niev... is it? Yes, I am searching for a Magic Mirror."
Nyev: "Ahhh... why not just buy one? Down here, all there is is me and some prisoners. This is the only safe place on Nintendus for our types."
Charles Magellean: "Ivan, Nova, and the others are very high on justice. I think I would be hunted down if I bought an illegal item."
Nyev: "But too much is no justice at all. Well... I will get you a magic mirror... if you do what I say. Otherwise... you will just get a shot in your right arm."
Metal Man (GM): Nyev points his gun at you.
Nyev: "You understand?"
Charles Magellean leans his his to the right and back. "What would you want?"
Nyev: "A treasured item of mine... something lost... I want... the data from the Fighter Remote. So that I can reclaim what is mine. Obtain it..." *Click* "Or obtain death."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs three dark laughs... what a creep.
Nyev: "Of course... I could lock you up here if you're afraid of death."
Charles Magellean: .oO(I don't have access to my time drive prototype... I'll have to do what this joker says... for now.) "Who else is down here?"
Nyev: "Orlando Florda. The real Eggman. Bowyer. ...And this guy who says weird things. All are dangerous... all are... not cooperative most of the time. To release them would be their destruction... but to keep them here would be the same."
Charles Magellean: "Ari's nemesis, the real true blue Dr. Robotnik, a general of Kajidoh... and what's the fourth guy's name?"
Nyev: "He says something like... |-|3|_|_0 whenever I talk to him. It's very annoying."
Charles Magellean: "...I don't know anyone who says that."
Nyev: "You should see him."
Charles Magellean: "I'll trust you judgement and say I did but actually didn't."
Nyev: "So you're not going to free the prisoners? Interesting. I thought you wanted them out. But they don't matter anyway."
Charles Magellean: "I am selective to those who will serve in the revived Magellean Military." *He is a bit suspicious... He attempts to use true vision on Nyev.*
Metal Man (GM): ...You see very little... a C... that's it. He has a 'C' item.
Charles Magellean concentrates and uses a lucky.
Metal Man (GM): You see Ruvyn superimposed over him. It nearly perfectly fits... they both have the same expression.
Charles Magellean: "Tell me... what purpose would you need the info on the Fighter Remote for?"
Nyev: "To regain my lost powers."
Charles Magellean: "I suppose a Fallen Quester could see himself worthy of gaining the powers of the Fighter Remote."
Nyev: "Fallen Quester? I am nothing. Not even a Quester. I am what I am."
Charles Magellean: "You're right. Ruvyn would never stoop that low."
Nyev: "That rings a bell... but not a doorbell. But I do not know a Ruvyn."
Charles Magellean: "He was an annoyance to all of his enemies; he wasn't a threat."
Nyev: "Why are you insulting someone I do not know? I just want what I asked for."
Charles Magellean: "To give you true facts on someone, that is all. If you'll excuse me, I've stuff to gather."
Nyev: "Now then... yes. Go on."
Eggman: *Faintly* "LET ME OUT OF THIS DUMP!!!!!!!"
Charles Magellean jumps a bit.
Nyev: "...Annoying Eggman. He's been doing that at this exact time every single day. His mind is like Ivan's, but unhinged... he does things without respect for anyone but himself."
Charles Magellean then gets into chair. He goes away to the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): You go there, without a problem. The elevator is operational, and it appears nobody knows that Nyev existed. In fact, he disappeared the minute you turned his back to him, the computer logged out.
Charles Magellean: "...Nope. Not going back there... gotta find someone else who can get me one." *He fires off into the sunset.*
Metal Man (GM): You fly off.
Charles Magellean flies high into the sky, letting smoke, like the ones used to make messages in the sky, out of his chair. He eventually spells out, for many to see: "Zio is a Jerk." He flies at low altitude again.
Smash Dex: "News cast... 'Zio is a Jerk' spotted in night sky. Many people laugh. Zio promises revenge. Is this a slow news day? Yes."
Charles Magellean: "...Of course! Who else would want revenge? Dex: Display last recorded locations of the following; Team Star Wolf. Grodus. Crump."
Smash Dex: "...DING! Team Star Wolf. Defeated by Questers in orbit of Nintendus, 2004 CE. Not seen after Void (AV). Groudus. Seen: ..."
Charles Magellean: "Team Star Wolf... they would've been useful."
Smash Dex: "Palace of Darkness. That location was destroyed by The Void. Grodus... Err. Crump. Last seen: X-Naut Fortress, fighting Mario on the Moon. ...Moon base he was on is gone... presumed destroyed by The Void. All three are listed as: *Missing or Presumed Dead.* They are also listed as enemies, but due to their current status, no warrants are out for them. They might be somewhere... but their location is unknown."
Charles Magellean: "Any other enemies to the republic?"
Smash Dex: "All enemies, past, present, and future, listed by status. Coming up. Most promising statuses listed first. Eggman. Listed as: Missing. Orlando Florida. Listed as: In prison. Next level. Zio. Listed as: Present. Grunty. Listed as: Present. Bowser. Listed as: Dead?. Next level. Wily. Listed as: Missing (Before Void). Dracula. Listed as: Missing (Before Void). Shadow Queen. Listed as: Out of This Dimension. Most of the Quester Hunters. Listed as: Out of This Dimension. Meier Link. Listed as: Present. ...Scanning old registry of all Quester Hunters. Jeff Maxwell, et all Fallen Questers: Dead. Dagon: Dead. Mother Brain: Missing, has not shown direct existence. Scanning lower level database entries. ...Beep. Scan complete of lower levels. Slytock. Status: Dead. Gobbu. Status: Hallucination or Dead. Ganondorf. Status: Sealed. Matek. Status: Sealed. The Void. Status: Dead. Tridus. Status: Converted. Metal Knuckles. Status: Unknown. Bob, Lord of Electric Death: Converted, Unknown. Dedede. Status: Missing. Meta Knight. Converted. Narrative Guy. Present. Lumis Dongthar. Present. Shadow Aribar. Present. Shadow Aribar. Present. Dark Force. Present. Avon. Present. Lynk. Dead. Phantom - All models - Dead. Almost all entires listed. Magnus. Present. Master Hand - Crazy Hand. Status: Missing. Smithy. Status: Converted. Glukkons. Status: Present. Space Pirates. Status: Present. ... . ...Scanning what little archives are left. Please wait. Team Rocket. Status: Missing. Mr. Patch. Status: Unknown. Note: Seems to be harmless. ...Sigma. Status: Missing. Devo. Status: Missing. SIMBER. Status: Converted. Metal Sonic. Status: Converted. ...Sky High. Status: Unknown. Man Eating Couch. Status: In Quester Main room."
Wolfman goes to check on the Man Eating Couch to see if it... well, ate man lately.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. It's in a glass box. With 'DO NOT ENTER' written on it. As well as 'Authetic Transylvanian Man-Eating Leather'
Wolfman breathes a sigh of relief. He goes back to his office to wait for a phone call that will "hopefully" be someone that wants the secretary job.
Smash Dex: "Ordinary Looking Guy, aka Mach Pizza Deliveryman. Status: Killed. A lot. Master Barf. Status: Cleaned up. Slogzilla. Status: Revived--Zio's command only. Indalaceo. Status: ??? Lackronikus. Status: ??? Chin. Status: ??? Waluigi. Status: Present. Wario. Status: Present. Mewtwo's Clone. Status: Destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): By now, Magellean should either be sleeping or have @_@ eyes.
Smash Dex: "Evil Policeman. Status: Destroyed by Metal Man. Danger: Running out of enemies to display. Axem Rangers. Status: Defeated... somewhere. Dark Matter. Status: ??? Horrible Reality TV show run by Wolfman: Incinerated. ...Correction: That was just a bad joke which sucked. ...But it made its way to television anyway. Tordek: Dead. Very Dead. Are you even paying attention any more?"
Charles Magellean: "Yes."
Smash Dex: "Parents. Status: Causing Questers to miss and/or prematurely leave missions."
Metal Man (GM): Just kidding. It says instead,
Smash Dex: "End-of-enemies."
Wolfman wonders if there should be a parents only section in the Stadium... nah.
Smash Dex: "Is there anything else you need to know, Magellean? Maybe the names of all the stars in the solar system? Wait... Wart. Status: Missing."
Charles Magellean: "No."
Smash Dex: "The amount of time it takes to scan enemies: Present."
VG and Wolfman left the office to go towards G&W's shop... he's going to need more items, and again Wolfman is helping with the buying.
Aribar would be in the R&R watching television I suppose.
Gibby is heading to G&W's shop as well... he might as well get stuff as well.
Deloth is in the shop also.
Wolfman: .oO(I wonder what will happen once I actually GET that secretary... could I help VG with purchasing anymore?
Metal Man (GM): Ok. For shop stuff, just use dah site and deduct coins by yourself.
Wolfman looks to VG... "One of these days, you will need to get your own super stash of money." *He loses 17136 coins He gains 10 Energy Capsules... his Sub Tank is full *VG gains 1 Megalixer, 5 Star Eggs, 3 Guardian Acorns, 3 Super Plush Bears, 5 Energizers, 3 Red Essenses, 5 X Accuracys, and 5 X Defends**
Spyke bought a single Wind Pearl for emergencies when that extra 10% (multiplyer, not flat) damage may save him.
VG did buy a Refund badge with his own money know.
Gibby loses 5450 coins *Gibby gains: 1 Molecular Pill, Death Sunglasses, 100 rings, 5 Deku Nuts, 1 Max Mushroom, and 2 Froggie Drinks.*
Spyke is stingy, XD.
Wolfman goes back to the main lobby... he knows that VG put up an ad for him about the secretary job, but he wonders if anyone actually looked at it... he goes to check.
VG heads to R&R for regular relaxing. At least he feels more confident now that he's restocked.
Metal Man (GM): All of the Quester's dexes beep.
Wolfman will have to put his ad search on hold... he answers. "This is Wolfman."
Deloth opens his Dex.
Dexes: "Mission briefing is about to begin in the Big Room. All Questers, please respond."
VG also opens his dex. "VG here, and on the way."
Wolfman: "Roger." *He and VG make their way towards the Big Room.*
Aribar gets up from the couch and heads to the room of bigness.
Deloth heads to the Big Room.
VG wonders what the mission is... he can't wait.
Wolfman wonders why he's being called in... the office will be filled with bills again.
Metal Man (GM): Inside the big room is Link... he's looking rather disturbed. Mewtwo is there, as well.
Mewtwo: "Hello, Questers. A variety of anomalies have... occurred... recently."
Deloth: "Like what?"
Wolfman: "Hello Link... Mewtwo."
VG: "Could you please explain?"
Mewtwo: "Locos has gone missing, and the Dark World is seeping into the light world."
Aribar backs off to a corner, looking rather ashamed when he sees Link there.
Link: "Ganondorf is trying to escape!"
Spyke enters the Big Room and listens.
Wolfman: "Link, do you need the Triforce of Power for assistance? It's still in my secret vault."
Link: "No... keep it locked. If he got that, he'd fully break out."
Wolfman: "SIMBER, triple security around my office while VG and I are away please."
VG: "Alright, how do we take care of tall, dark, and ugly then?"
Link: "Now then... the Lost Woods have become the center of this attempted escape."
Link: "There's also a key in there."
Wolfman: "Key? What type of key?"
Link: "You must rescue and replace the key with another fake one..." *Tosses the key to Wolf* "One to free Grunty's prisoners."
Gibby: "More keys..."
Wolfman catches the key... ah. He stores the key safely. "As long as I don't have to impersonate Chewy to replace this key, I'll do it."
Link: "There's a final problem."
Metal Man (GM): Oak walks in, and pulls out a large blueprint.
VG: "...he does have to impersonate Chewy?" *Chuckles.*
Professor Oak: "...Grunty has released a next-generation weapon to defend the area."
Spyke: "Let us hope not..."
Gibby: "What... kind of weapon?"
Professor Oak: "It is capable of scanning you..."
Aribar listens to what this weapon does... "... Scan us? So?"
Professor Oak: "And then creating attacks which do maximum damage against you. I have checked it... it has TWO Chaos Emeralds in it."
VG: "Hmm... could the Molecular Pills counteract the scanning?"
Gibby: "So it takes our weaknesses, and exploits them to the max?"
Professor Oak: "No. Yes, gibby."
Wolfman: "Guess we have to be careful then... So the goal is to swap the key, get the emeralds, disable the scanner, and make sure Gannon stays right at home."
Spyke: "Sounds like it."
Professor Oak: "Yes. Basically... Go into the area and navigate the maze-like forest."
VG is getting a little anxious to go.
Gibby: "Ugh... mazes..."
Professor Oak: "Find the key, try to avoid the machine... And seal Ganondorf. The machine, you see..."
Spyke: "Mazes are fun."
Professor Oak: "Is supposedly capable of defeating anyone."
Wolfman: "...can this machine replicate my former Wolf Crush?"
Professor Oak: "It has TWO chaos emeralds. Even the great Lumis... at least, from what I've heard... is weak against it."
Deloth: "That's been said and disproven plenty of times." *He crosses his arms.*
Wolfman hears what Oak said last... okay, it just might.
Professor Oak: "It can replicate your trademark attack, and then make a second one which you are weak against."
Gibby: "We have to defeat a machine that even LUMIS has trouble with?"
Professor Oak: "It is only in theory. But with the current power output, it might just be possible."
Wolfman: "Guys, we have an added objective. Make sure that I am not scanned at any costs."
Professor Oak: "And I said to AVOID the machine, possibly."
Spyke: "Well, what if it engages multiple opponenets simultaneously? How does it handle that?"
Professor Oak: "It can scan them all at once."
Gibby: "And avoid I will..."
VG is getting bored waiting.
Professor Oak: "It takes two scans, though. One for exploiting weaknesses, the second for trademark attacks."
Link: "One last thing!"
Wolfman: .oO(If that machine can replicate the Wolf Crush... we'd all be dead in 10 minutes... or less.)
VG: "...now what?"
Link: "Keep it away from anything that resembles Ganondorf. If it copies him, we'll have his dark magic on the loose, in Grunty's hands."
Wolfman: "Somehow, I have the feeling that even if it were to scan a plant, it could use the power of nature against us."
Professor Oak: "Definitely!"
Spyke: "... Damn that sucks..."
Wolfman can't believe he was right...
Mewtwo: "You are dismissed. As an added note, I will give the person who gets even a SINGLE emerald from it 50,000 coins. 100,000 for both... and 300,000 more for destroying it."
Spyke: "... Anyone even think that is WORTH it?"
VG: "...Spyke poses a good question."
Mewtwo: "The only thing is that it may painfully crush you if you fail."
VG: "We'd risk being scanned."
Spyke: "Gibby... Is it worth dying for?"
Gibby pictures himself swimming in a pool of money.
Deloth smacks Gibby.
Gibby: "So... beautiful... OW!"
Spyke pictures Gibby being made into a waffle.
Wolfman: "...we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Let's go." *He heads towards the Warp Room.*
Deloth: "Snap out of it. We work for good first and money second."
VG: "Hey, wait up!" *He follows Wolfman.*
Gibby: "Right... right..."
Spyke follows Wolf, shaking is head slowly, gripping his gun nervously.
Gibby heads to the warp room still in a dream-like state.
Deloth heads to the warp room.
Metal Man (GM): Okay. Long story short, you all warp to the Lost Woods. One second, while I make up the maze.
VG takes a breath of fresh air... he certainly enjoys the area.
Wolfman takes a more... serious look around the place, unlike his three foot friend, just in case there is something of interest.
Spyke: "Trees... trees... and more trees..."
VG: "Where is your sense of adventure Deloth?"
Gibby: "Mazes always get me confused."
Deloth: "Back at the R&R watching TV."
Metal Man (GM): The area is very beautiful... but the place looks confusing.
Gibby: "There's one way, and then there's another... then there's another after that... and another after that... then there's 5 other ways!"
Wolfman: "Gibby, that's the point of the maze."
Gibby: "Well why can't they have a maze that's just straight..."
Wolfman: "Because then it wouldn't be."
Gibby: "...touche`, Wolf."
Deloth smacks Gibby again and looks for passageways.
Wolfman: "Anyway, I want everyone to be around one exit... report if you hear or see anything strange."
Gibby is smacked again. *x_x* "I wish you wouldn't do that..."
Wolfman: "We don't need to be warping around like that mirror land of Lumis's."
Deloth: "Then stop being an idiot."
Gibby: "I can't help tha way I think!"
Metal Man (GM): One person at a time.
Wolfman decides to take his own advice and head towards......
Metal Man (GM): A Deku Scrub blocks the entrance.
Deku Scrub: "Who wishes to enter the maze of wonder?"
VG: "We do."
Deloth: "Um, all of us?"
Gibby: "Yeah... I guess."
Spyke: "We do, I think."
VG goes towards the Scrub... he's about the same height... wait; a little taller.
Wolfman just nods his head.
Deku Scrub: "Only one at a time! I don't have insurance for any more. Do you want to roll dice on it?"'
Gibby: "Who wants to go first?"
Wolfman: "If you have some."
Spyke: "... So this is about Liability now?"
Deku Scrub: "I have some. Well, you see... Some people go through the maze safely."
Deloth: "And some die?"
Deku Scrub: "Some get lost in the Dark World forever..."
Spyke: "... Hmmm..."
Deku Scrub: "Others are viciously exterminated by a robot which wandered in. And then... there's one really expensive key I hid inside."
Gibby: "...wanna... say that third part again?"
VG takes that knowledge in.
VG: "I know I'm willing to take a chance; can I please see your dice?"
Deku Scrub: "Expensive key. Do you want to go first, or all of you roll dice to see who goes in what order?"
Wolfman also soaks in what the scrub said.
VG: "I say leave it to chance."
Spyke: "I'll roll for it... I guess..."
Gibby: "Yeah... the rolling."
Deku Scrub: "Okay then. Everybody roll these 6-sided dice! Errr... errr... you four, you rolled the same things... would the people who rolled threes reroll against each other, and then those who rolled one?"
VG takes his roll first.
Deku Scrub: "Okay... first that Dragon guy, then the marshmallow guy, then the mushroom guy, and then the wolfos guy!"
Charles Magellean: *A mysterious die is then outta nowhere.*
Gibby: "Good luck, Del."
Wolfman: "...I am not a Wolfos."
Deku Scrub: "...And that mysterious dice roller goes first!"
Charles Magellean comes from the direction that the dice was rolled.
Gibby: "Hi Locos!"
Deku Scrub: "Okay then... whoever you are, you go first, then Dragon guy, then marshmallow guy, then mushroom guy, then the wolfos guy!"
VG: "Are all of the wolves in this area called Wolfos?"
Charles Magellean: "I am Locos aka Charles Magellean. ...Someone fill me in on why we's in the Lost Woods?"
Deku Scrub: "Just enter the maze and try your wits, your imagination... and your ability to run around in circles! Yes, Msuhroom guy."
Gibby: "Have fun in the maze...of doom.."
Deku Scrub: "Go in the maze. Avoid the Dark World, and avoid the robot of doom, and avoid the entrances that send you back! Hey you! Slow rolling person! You go last!"
Charles Magellean: "Then shall I will!"
Spyke: "Thanks... I tink?"
Deku Scrub: "Okay then... just enter, mysterious dice rolling person. The rest of you may watch what the person in the maze does with this."
Metal Man (GM): The Deku Scrub puts up a sort of light-orb, which shows what Locos sees. There's one entrance... a black hole, like a doorway. In the middle of a bunch of shrubs.
Deloth sits down and watches it.
Charles Magellean enters the black hole.
Wolfman: "Might as well make ourselves comfortable..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You enter the maze.
Wolfman finds a rock to sit down on.
Metal Man (GM): You may go through a left door or a right door.
VG just lays on the grass.
Metal Man (GM): This room is empty.
Spyke sits on the grass. "Hmmm..."
Gibby tries on his new sunglasses. "Hey guys, what do you think of these?" *He poses in them.*
VG: "...honestly, or not?"
Deloth stifles a chuckle.
Gibby: "Whatever answer makes me sound cool works."
Deloth: "Fudge it, Veeg."
Charles Magellean has decided that nothing can be used via a deduction. He tries the left randomly based on non-choice.
VG: "You are probably the only Kirby that can make it work."
Metal Man (GM): You go left.
Gibby: "You better believe it... I'm like one of those action movie stars."
Metal Man (GM): There is one door... it goes north.
Wolfman: .oO(You are a KIRBY! You are not supposed to be wearing sunglasses!)
Deloth: "Gotcha, Arnold."
Charles Magellean enters the door.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You find yourself back at the first room. Left, or right?
Gibby: "I am... THE KIRBINATOR!"
Charles Magellean: "?" *He enters right this time.*
Wolfman sees Locos... went back? or is it forward?
Metal Man (GM): This room also has a door that goes north.
Charles Magellean enters the door.
Metal Man (GM): ...Another door that goes north.
Charles Magellean enters that as well seeing no other cardinal doors.
Metal Man (GM): This next room has a lot of doors.
Charles Magellean: "!?"
Metal Man (GM): Two that go north, and another one that goes South that is to the right of the door you exited.
Charles Magellean enters the southbound one.
Metal Man (GM): There are no doors in this room, save for the one back.
Charles Magellean grumbles, then exits the room and enters the previous one. He enters the one that is farthest to the left.
Metal Man (GM): This room has a door that goes North again. It's smaller, though.
Charles Magellean enters, attempting to crawl through it.
Metal Man (GM): You crawl through it. Next room... A door to the North, or a door to the East (Right)
Charles Magellean goes east. No more North for him for a while.
Metal Man (GM): You appear back at the beginning.
Charles Magellean: "RAARRR!"
Gibby: "So... anybody catch that game on tv?"
Metal Man (GM): A sign in the room says 'Your mental insanity guaranteed, or your money back!'
VG: "There are many games on TV, aren't there?"
Charles Magellean charges through the door on the right, through the north door, through the other front door again.
Deloth: "You mean the big rugby match?"
Metal Man (GM): You're back at that room again. You may go North.
Gibby: "I dunno... all I saw was a bunch of guys beating each other up over a ball."
Deloth: "Oh, you mean golf."
Gibby: "I guess... boy it was weird."
Charles Magellean goes north.
Metal Man (GM): This room is interesting. You can go North, East, OR West.
Charles Magellean: "I think this place is a changling."
Gibby: "They should have games like this maze on TV. I'd watch a guy go through a maze for hours."
Charles Magellean enters through north.
Metal Man (GM): Locos has escaped the maze!
Charles Magellean: "...Open field! Yayyy!"
Wolfman sees that Locos had made it...? He turns to the Deku Scrub.
Deku Scrub: "He has escaped the maze. He shall wait for the rest of you, though... Dragon Guy's turn!"
Deloth: "Dangit, did anyone catch his route?"
Wolfman: "Question. Are there other things of interest within the woods besides the exit?"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You see a bag of coins marked 'First Place'
Gibby: "Not really... I was concentrating on my new glasses."
Aribar catches up with the others...
Deku Scrub: "Dark world Portals, Robot of Death, and the Key."
Charles Magellean approaches place known as 1st.
Deku Scrub: "You! Tardy person! You go lastest!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos gains 1000 coins for being in first place.
Deku Scrub: "Dragon boy. Go into maze!"
Gibby: "Hi Ari. Like my sunglasses?"
Aribar: "...Okay... Sorry, but... I kinda had to build up a bit of confidence to enter this place... Ummm... Yeah. They look nice, Gibby."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You may enter the maze.
Gibby: "Yeah... I make them look good."
Deloth takes a deep breath and enters the maze.
Gibby: "Good luck, Del."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You may go right or left.
Deloth heads right.
Metal Man (GM): Now, you may go north.
Deloth: "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike... bring on the grues..."
Gibby decides to take a nap.
Deloth heads north.
Metal Man (GM): You may go North again.
Deloth heads north... uh, again.
Metal Man (GM): Now, interesting room. You may try another room which goes South, or one of two rooms that go North.
Deloth heads through the rightmost north door "Okay, this is making me dizzy."
Metal Man (GM): You can go North again.
Deloth walks north "Kuso, I hate mazes..."
Metal Man (GM): You can go North again, or West.
Deloth: "Uhhh... Eeny meeny miney moe..." *He heads west.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth has encountered Grunty's robot!
Deloth: "AAH!" *He runs back east.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Doors are closed ..It looks much like 'Emerl', and is Gray.
???: "You are a Quester. You must be terminated."
Deloth unsheathes his katana.
Charles Magellean: "...gray-like... gizoi---"
Metal Man (GM): Emerl. From Sonic Battle.
VG notes what is going on through the view-screen...
Deloth: "Bring it on."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth vs. ???
VG: "How did... did that maze change or something?!?"
Charles Magellean: "...That's Phi! One of Dr. Robotnik's copies of the original Gizoid!"
Deku Scrub: "The maze does mysterious things."
Deloth: "Guys, if you can hear me, I need help!" *He presses his back against a wall.*
Aribar: "...Should we go in and help 'im?"
Deku Scrub: "You must wait until you are defeated or win! One person in maze at a time!"
Wolfman can wait.
Deloth: "Oh, che..."
Aribar: "Not even for a little extra cash on your end... ?"
???: "Target scanned. Deloth. Weakness..."
Deku Scrub: "My insurance only covers one person. And it pays off big bucks if he dies!"
???: "...Weakness: Non-elemental. Determing best course of action..."
Aribar: "...I got dibs on his room if he dies."
Wolfman: "...just how did those robots get into that maze? Shouldn't they have left before Deloth entered?"
Charles Magellean: "This is bad. The Phi was able to copy the exact abilities of any of the Sonic crew... no telling what this one is capable of."
???: "Weakness: Low AC. Attack constructed. Terminate."
???: "Destroy target."
Metal Man (GM): It whips out a nasty looking sword... outta nowhere, and attacks you twice. They can't miss. 40% damage.
Charles Magellean: "...Deku scrub... I have only one thing to ask you..."
???: "Attack effectiveness: 100%."
Deloth: "Gah! Die, robot!"
Charles Magellean gives off a look of confrontment.
Deku Scrub: "...Yes?"
Charles Magellean then gives off a face of curiousity. "...what are the odds of Deloth and the robot winning."
Deloth runs forwards and attacks the robot with a Wing Crush.
???: "Attack copied."
Metal Man (GM): You hit the robot.
Charles Magellean: "Cause I'd like to make a couple bets."
Aribar: "Locos? How could you!?"
Kappa: "Unit Kappa has taken moderate damage from unknown opponent."
Metal Man (GM): Damage, Deloth?
Aribar: "Not even asking if I wanted to take part in a bet... For shame."
Charles Magellean: "...Hmm... new name."
Deku Scrub: "Well, it's about three to one in the robot's favor."
Charles Magellean: "Uh-huh..."
Deku Scrub: "The robot has an attack that is super-strong against him, one of his own attacks, AND some other creepy ability..."
VG: "...what IS that creepy ability?"
Aribar: "...I'm just kidding. You need humor to lighten these situations. I've faith that Deloth could win. Heck, if I could kill the Champ at the stadium then Deloth can kill a measly robot!"
Metal Man (GM): The machine attacks Deloth with his own Wing Crush. He misses... but the effect is awe-inspiring anyway.
Charles Magellean: "Then what're the odds on the Quester?"
Kappa: "Save attack for slower opponent. Resume other attack."
Wolfman: "Ari, in case you weren't paying attention, Meier stopped the champ."
Metal Man (GM): Two hits, 40% damage total to Deloth.
Aribar: "...Well, I at least took one life from Metal Sonic."
Deloth hits the robot with a Friction Blade.
Kappa: "You are to be terminated. Any attacks made against me can be used against you."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa blocks the attack, then tries Wing Crush on you again. And misses.
Kappa: "Your attacks are pathetic. Destroy."
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit. another 40% damage.
VG chuckles at that... "It's all in the user."
Charles Magellean: "What, there's no odds on the dragon? Too late to bet on either now."
Deloth attacks the robot with a Slice and Dice.
Kappa: "If you hit me, your attack will only be used against you."
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT!*
VG: "Gibby, please wake up. The snoring is annoying... you try sleeping with Wolfman now and then!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Please put the data for Slice and Dice in PM.
Charles Magellean snickers.
Gibby rolls on his side instead.
Kappa: "...Critical attack form detected. Attack efficiency doubled. Discarding Wing Crush."
Deloth: *44% total.*
Wolfman "notes that Kappa can... exchange attacks? Good thing he didn't go first then."
Kappa: "And now, to destroy you."
Metal Man (GM): The robot laughs, and then pulls out a version of Deloth's sword... he then attacks. A lot.
Kappa: "Slice And Dice: Critical Mode activated."
Metal Man (GM): All hit for 20% damage each.
Deloth: *All hit. I can pretty safely say that I'm dead. Life Down!*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth reappears outside the maze. He is behind everybody in the line.
Deloth: "Ow. Stupid kuso robot."
Deku Scrub: "The robot has killed you. You must wait for another try, if you want one."
Gibby wakes up, and stretches.
Deku Scrub: "It is your turn, Marshmallow man!"
Charles Magellean: "...I'm thinking the robot guards the keys, people."
Gibby: *Yawn* "Already? Alright then..."
Deloth: "Watch out for that thing, it's a murderer."
VG jumps in glee... no more snoring!
Spyke: "Hmmm... So, who is next?"
Deku Scrub: "Marshmallow man."
Gibby gets up, adjusts his sunglasses (supa cool!), and enters the maze...of doom.
Deku Scrub: "Furthermore... the robot will retain damage... so you may be able to defeat it."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Right or left?
Wolfman: "That's a relief... I think."
Gibby heads to the right. "Dum de dum dum..."
Deku Scrub: "I hope you don't use healing moves near it."
VG: "...What about items?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You may head north. Twice.
Gibby does so.
Deloth: "I swear that maze is alive."
Gibby: "Maze, baze, taze, laze, daze..."
VG is mainly an item carrier.
Deku Scrub: "It cannot copy items, unless you use a unique one, as in, a weapon or a special one."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You may go South, or through one of two North doors.
VG digs through his inventory... okay, what is considered special?
Gibby goes to the north door on the left.
Spyke: "Hmmm... Wind Pearl... Can it scan that?"
Aribar: "I doubt it can scan them... Or my Thunder Topazes hopefully."
Gibby: "Faze, kaze, haze, paze..."
VG: "I'm probably the one in trouble in terms of unique items."
Metal Man (GM): After going through yet another north door... You may go right, or North again.
Gibby goes right.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: It's that robot!
Kappa: "Second enemy detected."
Gibby: "Aw crap."
Kappa: "Prepare for battle, insignificant puffball. Scanning..."
Gibby: "Yeah, yeah... I've heard it before."
VG: *Menu screen for VG* *Items held:Megalizer, Energizer, Star Egg, Guardian Acorn, Super Plush Bear, Super Sneakers, Molecular Pill, Debarrier Cube, Red Essence, X Accuracy, X Defend* (not bothering to list how many of each)
Wolfman wonders how Gibby will handle this challenge...
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: any elemental weaknesses? STR/SPD/INT HP and AC?
Spyke: "... Well, Gibby wanted that reward... Looks like it may happen... Or my fears will be confirmed and we will have a Gibby Pancake."
Gibby: *nope, and...24/20/17/23*
Kappa: "Weakness discovered. In Intelligence."
VG: "Anyone want to come here and suggest what items you think are safe for me to use?"
Gibby: "HEY! That's not nice."
Kappa: "Counter-move created."
Aribar: "...I think they're all okay, Wolf."
Wolfman: "Umm... I'm over here Ari."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: The Robot morphs into... a pile of coins! Thousands of them!
Wolfman is still on the rock.
Gibby: "C... c... c... COINS!"
Metal Man (GM): You leap into them and they zap you for 30 damage.
VG: "I'm VG in case you forgot."
Charles Magellean: "Now I understand..."
Gibby: "Ok... coins are apparently evil here."
Charles Magellean: "This thing is an RA."
Wolfman: (if he can respond) "A what?"
Aribar: "Gah! Right... I'm a bit tired I think... Got very little sleep last night."
Charles Magellean: "An RA unit. Robot Adaptoid."
Kappa: "Attacking again. DICE AND SLICE!"
Wolfman: "...meaning it can adapt to each of us."
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage per hit. You cannot counter-attack it, either.
Charles Magellean: "And exceed above our abilities."
Metal Man (GM): Your turn, Gibby.
Wolfman: "...that means if I face it and don't survive... well, we could ALL be in trouble."
Kappa: "Move effectiveness: 33%. You possess a great speed ability."
Gibby fires at Kappa twice.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit. Please PM me the stats of that attack.
Kappa: "You are highly effective. You must be terminated."
Gibby: "Thanks... I guess."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa has two holes in its forehead.
Charles Magellean: "Deku Scrub, does this robot regenerate after each battle?"
Deku Scrub: "No."
VG: "So if someone beats it... well, no more."
Deku Scrub: "Yes."
Kappa: "Your attack is not worth copying, but will remain in memory if you are terminated. SWORD SWIPE!"
Gibby: "How rude..." *He dodges it.*
Metal Man (GM): He misses, no counter-attack possible.
Wolfman wonders how this robot could MISS like that.
Kappa: "This is your chance to destroy me, supreme being."
Charles Magellean turns his rubix cube once...
Gibby uses this ability to shoot him twice (the correct way... eheh heh)
Metal Man (GM): You hit the robot. twice. Again.
Kappa: "...Interesting new behavior identified. Copied. Terminate."
Metal Man (GM): The robot morphs into the coins again.
Gibby: "Drat... No... no... not the coins AGAIN!" *He just can't resist.*
Metal Man (GM): You leap into them for 30 damage.
Charles Magellean: "Gibby... what a dumbass."
Metal Man (GM): Then, the robot attacks you with Slice and Dice.
Gibby: "Ow... need... thinking... thing..."
VG: "Jeez Locos... can't you be any nicer?"
Gibby dodges them all! "Woah... that was close."
Metal Man (GM): The coins appear yet again. Yet another check!
Charles Magellean: "What he lacks in common sense, he makes up in agility."
Metal Man (GM): You teh run into the coins for another 30%.
Charles Magellean: "...Yet only agility can take you so far."
Gibby: "Ow... yet again!"
Metal Man (GM): Unless he uses lucky or dies. Still failure.
Gibby doesn't want to die! He does anyway.
Wolfman: "So greed can kill..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby is sent to the back of the line.
Kappa: "Second enemy terminated."
VG gets up off of the grass.
Gibby: "Gah... stupid...*Mumble mumble*."
VG: "I take it you won't tell me what items are safe to use against that robot?"
Gibby: "Bah... so close."
VG was talking to the deku scrub.
Deku Scrub: "I don't know. You have to find out..."
VG: "Then wish me luck." *He enters the Lost Woods proper.*
Gibby: "Good luck."
Metal Man (GM): Right or left?
Wolfman wishes VG luck.
VG goes to the right... he enters that door.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* New room. West, North, or South?
VG gets adjusted to his new surroundings...... "Okay, this is unique... these woods are alive!" *He goes... He decides to go North.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* New room. Two doors go South, one goes West.
VG once again gets adjusted... He goes... He goes in the right-most southern door.
Metal Man (GM): You can now only go West, or back, or try the other North door.
VG at least didn't get warped... he goes... He goes West.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* New room. You may go right, North, or South.
Deku Scrub: "The Dark World warps have been moving around..."
VG is feeling a little... well, insane.
Deku Scrub: "They send people to a random room."
VG chances going South.
Metal Man (GM): You can go South again, this passageway continues south.
VG continues on the path... at least it's one way.
Metal Man (GM): This room is interesting. Two doors South, the way back, and another one that goes North.
VG gets a look at this room... is this the one the others often went into? He then realizes... it can't be; south and north are backwards... hmmm....... He goes in the western-most south door.
Wolfman: "...Anyone else feeling that this maze is being made to freak all of us out?"
Metal Man (GM): You can go South again.
VG continues going South.
Metal Man (GM): You're in the first room again! Without warping!
VG does a double take... he turns around to see if that door is still there.
Metal Man (GM): Back, South, West, or East?
VG tries going back twice if possible.
Metal Man (GM): The room has grown an extra door, and the door you entered through is now usable. You go back twice.
VG then enters the eastern-most southern door.
Metal Man (GM): You're in the room with two north doors and two south doors. That room is a dead end.
VG tries to go back to the big junction room.
Metal Man (GM): That room goes north, East, or South. Which way do you go next?
VG wasn't back at this room... what the? "This is definitely freaking me out..." *He goes North.*
Deku Scrub: "I sure hope he gets out before this millennium."