Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 144: Amazeing D.A.R.K.ness
Date: 7:07:55 PM, February 16th; 2:38:14 PM, February 17th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): In this room, you may go North, West, or East.
Wolfman: "It's not our fault the maze is changing all of the time now you know!"
Deku Scrub: "Correct..."
VG chances going West.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You're in the room with the robot!
Kappa: "...New target has appeared. Hello, VG. It's time that I defeated you! Because I am the toughest guy around!"
VG: "I will admit that it's been awhile since I've seen a boastful person... huh? How did you know my name?" *He digs out some Super Sneakers and puts them on for his first action.*
Kappa: "Why, that super-intelligent Deloth knew! ...Unable to scan item. I decided to copy his personality. And Gibby's! Now I have the power of the two geniuses of the super smash scene! Of course, I may have to run into a wall three times to win."
VG goes to rush him... in hopes for grabbing and dunking him.
Metal Man (GM): You miss.
VG: "Can you back up those words you told me before this fight began?"
Kappa: "Pathetic loser! I am the greatest! Ha ha ha! I have the power! I'll back up on top of you!"
Metal Man (GM): Kappa scans VG.
Kappa: "Scanning target... Weakness deciphered. Dual weakness: Strength/Dodging ability. Forming attack. Super punch!"
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT!*
VG has a lucky day, though.
Metal Man (GM): The attack misses, punching a Huge hole in the wall.
VG: "You were saying?"
Kappa: "...Ability scanned. Badge: Lucky Day."
Wolfman gets a chuckle... then does a spit take.
Kappa: "I'm the luckiest fighter in all the land!"
Metal Man (GM): Kappa then tries to punch you. Again.
VG isn't so lucky that time... he gets hit.
Metal Man (GM): 140 damage.
Wolfman: "Alright... so badges can be copied. Just about everything can be. This isn't good..."
Metal Man (GM): You survive it. The robot, frustrated, attacks you with Slice and Dice.
Kappa: "SLICE AND DICE!"
VG is breathing heavily...
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage per hit.
VG gets into a "scared" pose. He then somehow goes up... then comes down through the earth.
Deku Scrub: "...It appears the robot has bested many of you."
Metal Man (GM): VG appears with the rest of the group.
VG has lost a life.
Gibby: "It got lucky... so I have a coin problem."
Deku Scrub: "Okay, okay, it's Wolf person's turn!"
Aribar: "Nice try, Veegee..."
VG: "Sorry guys... I ruined it for us."
Wolfman: "These things happen."
Gibby: "You did fine."
Wolfman steps in.
Gibby: "Besides, I'm not exactly upset about losing a life."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: Left, or right?
VG: "I'm more upset that I gave that robot my badge ability!"
Wolfman noted the warping... he tries LEFT this time.
Metal Man (GM): You go left. You may go North.
Wolfman goes north... probably going to end up back at start.
Metal Man (GM): You warp... well, to the room north of the room you were just in. So, it was equal to some weiiiiird door. You can go North or East.
VG: "Exactly Gibby..." *Little upset.*
Wolfman: "...Locos, you are one lucky Quester you know." *He goes East.*
Metal Man (GM): You're back at the start! Right, or left?
Gibby: "Yeah he is... comes out of nowhere to be first, and then makes it out his first try... what's up with that?"
Wolfman: .oO(How on earth am I supposed to find this key to do the swapping anyway?) *He gets a crazy idea... maybe.*
Charles Magellean: "Why thank you." ^_^
Metal Man (GM): Your idea: Run into the warp repeatedly! It's fun!
Wolfman shakes the cobwebs out... then heads East/Right.
Metal Man (GM): You can go north twice. Gonna do that?
Wolfman does that...
Metal Man (GM): You have two doors that go north, and another one that goes south.
Wolfman still doesn't trust this maze anymore... he goes for his idea. He holds up his fake key to see if it does something strange.
Metal Man (GM): Both North doors glow oddly.
Wolfman notes the glowing... but the south doesn't glow. Hmmm..... He goes for the non-glowing one... the South door.
Metal Man (GM): Dead end land. Population: You.
Wolfman: .oO(Note to self: always listen to strange keys.) *He turns back around. He remembers the two north doors glowing... He goes in the left-most north door.*
Metal Man (GM): In this room, only the North door glows.
Wolfman follows the glowing... he goes in the North door.
Metal Man (GM): The East Door glows... the North Door is the exit.
Wolfman: "Hmm..." *He is probably going to regret this... he goes in the East door.*
Metal Man (GM): Next room. The North-East door glows.
Wolfman goes in the north-east door... there is something going on.
Metal Man (GM): You see The Key there, in a display case. It's open and can be taken.
Wolfman gets a look around the area... perhaps to find traps or something?
Metal Man (GM): You notice a mysterious aura around the other key... like the one you saw while teleporting.
Wolfman: "...this is going to be very stupid probably... I need an intelligence chip..." *He attempts the following (hang on): He uses his right hand to put the fake key in, then tries to grab the real one quickly so as to not disturb anything... much. Then again... this is Wolfman you know.*
Metal Man (GM): You do so, and succeed. However.... *WARP* You warp in front of the robot... the real key is then sent to Locos.
Deku Scrub: "What a strange twist!"
Kappa: "...You have done well, mysterious robot."
Charles Magellean: "...?"
Aribar: "I wonder how long Wolf will last?"
Charles Magellean puts the key in his back pocket.
Wolfman: "Thank you, I think. Does that mean you will get more enjoyment out of killing me?"
Wolfman realizes he can't avoid the scanning... this won't be good.
Kappa: "Weakness found. Intelligence. Why are all of you Questers so lacking in it?"
Wolfman: "Most of prefer brawn I believe."
Kappa: "I already have a move ready to defeat you... ...this other move is excellent, though. Wolf Crush. Acquired."
Aribar: "Hrm... I think I have an idea..."
Wolfman: "SLAG IT!" *He thinks he just doomed everyone.*
Metal Man (GM): Kappa glows, and morphs into a pile of coins! INT check, Wolfman.
Wolfman wonders why coins are all around... he does need money for a secretary payment, though...
Metal Man (GM): You are barely tricked into taking 30% damage.
Wolfman has become gullible.
Metal Man (GM): Then, he tries to stab you with his rather effective-looking sword.
Wolfman can't dodge that.
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* 20% damage.
Wolfman hopes he can get Kappa to swap moves... he gets out his beam saber, and starts to do an elaborate dance with him... one meant for damaging.
Kappa: "While you and your comrades have dealt a lot of damage to me, it is time that you lost."
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss hit miss hit. 3 hits... 1 crit, if you have that badge.
Aribar: "I wonder what would happen if Kappa was scanned?"
Wolfman has a second action... what attacks does this guy have right now anyway? He tries going for HIS scanner... the Smash Dex.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
VG: "...you're about to find out."
Scan: Creates an attack that's super-effective against the target of choice.
Deloth: Sword Stab. Deals STR damage, d20+13.
Slice And Dice: 20, d20+10, 6 attacks
Gibby: Electrified Coins of doom. DC 20 INT check, 30 electrical damage if hit.
VG: Super Punch... d20+15 damage, 14 damage per point over enemy AC.
Badge: Lucky Day (d20)
Wolfman: Wolf Crush. Every 80% damage taken, this attack happens. 49% damage, d20+10 to hit, hits all.
Desc: A robot made out of... me??? How can this be?
This robot has all the powers of a smash dex, and more. He can automatically take advantage of weaknesses and steal your attacks.
For each person, he makes an attack that is super-effective against them, like Super Punch against VG.
Then he copies an attack directly from the opponent.
Or badge, or a quirk.
Wolfman wonders what this creature will do now... how did Bowser or Grunty pull this one off?
He does not finalize it until he finds it good.
Metal Man (GM): Only 1 hit to that earlier attack, lemme update...
Kappa: "You know too much. You must be exterminated."
Wolfman: "You talk too much."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa glows and attacks Wolfman with THREE Slice and Dices. 20% per hit.
Charles Magellean: "I believe if Aribar fought this Gizoid-ripoff, we could seriously weaken it."
Wolfman gets sliced and diced... and exploded. *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Aribar: "Sounds like it's my turn... Right?"
Metal Man (GM): The maze suddenly falls down. Wolfman reappears.
Deku Scrub: "You have conquered the maze! ...Oh no! The robot is loose!"
Wolfman: "...How did we conquer... oh sugar."
Kappa: "It is your turn, Aribar. Do you wish to test your fate against me, or live to see another day? You have not taken the key, I see."
Aribar: "...We can take it!" *The elf unsheaths Moonlight and walks towards Kappa.*
Kappa: "I will only fight you if you request. Anyone else?"
VG: "Ari, you are suicidal you know!"
Kappa: "What my mushroom-headed friend said."
VG: "Friends don't exactly try to scan others without permission and defeat them in one punch."
Aribar: "I always was one to die often..."
Kappa: "You better hope that I scan that. Otherwise, you will be defeated."
Aribar readies for combat... He uses a Thunder Topaz before the battle starts if allowed.
Kappa: "Scanning opponent... ...!!! ELECTRIC ELEMENTAL!!!"
Wolfman can't believe this enemy robot can be... excited or scared... about an electric elemental.
Aribar begins sweating... He thinks this will all be decided on the first move...
Kappa: "...STR weakness detected! Forming counter-attack move."
Aribar: "I always was one for magic..."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa glows.
Metal Man (GM): STR check, Aribar. Aribar: That will still hit. Feeling even luckier? ...Ouch. You trip on your face and take not just 20, but 40% Earth damage... with elemental damage figured in, that's 80% damage total.
Kappa: "Excellent. The move is working at 200% effectiveness."
Aribar: "Gah! That does it..."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa then tries a weak sword stab on you.
Aribar is hit...
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage. No death. Your turn.
Wolfman is not liking this mission... he better get backup if possible. He tries to call HQ.
Aribar: "...I hope you had a nice life..."
Mewtwo: "Yes, Wolfman?"
Aribar prepares himself... This attack will likely kill him...
Wolfman: "I don't care if we have to pay you some of these coins at this rate, but we are right now facing a worse Lumis that is overpowered and cheap! I'm requesting backup!"
Mewtwo: "Okay then. Who do you wish? Lizzy, Metal... anyone else?"
Aribar points his blade at Kappa... A pinpoint of light forms at the tip before a HUGE beam of lightning engulgs his target... "TERRORBOLT!"
Wolfman: "Let's try Lizzy first... I don't want Metal involved unless things get desperate." *He thinks it already has been, though...*
Mewtwo: "He shall appear soon."
Wolfman: "Thank you. Wolfman, out."
Metal Man (GM): I mean, yeah. roll it.
Aribar then falls to the ground, dead.
Metal Man (GM): Oh. He's hit, all right.
Kappa: "...Systems... overloaded."
Wolfman: *If still on the line.*
Kappa: "Attack... copied..."
Wolfman: "Wait... backup might not be needed..."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa stands there, looking at Aribar.
Wolfman: "I think Aribar somehow overloaded the creap!"
Kappa: "Good work. Unfortunately, I, too, have the power to obliterate people when I am weak on energy. Terrorbolt: Copied!"
Aribar drained the last of his energy on that attack...
Kappa: "Warp out requested." *WARP.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone gains 800 EXP for wearing it down.
Wolfman: "...cancel the backup request Mewtwo. I think we are safe for the moment."
Deku Scrub: "He may have killed himself, but he stopped the robot! Amazing! ...Though it isn't dead."
Mewtwo: "...Good work."
Deku Scrub: "Now all you have to do is dissipate the darkness!"
Metal Man (GM): Now then. For one of those notorious 'enemy side peek-aboo' things that occasionally appear! *WARP* This cinema is through the eyes of the robot. It appears in a very large area... a dark shape looms over. But it is unknown what it is. The robot walks by... a variety of people working on the ship. Grunty's personal ship... next to the object. It's a small 1-person ship, and only a frame as of now. He opens a door, and walks into an elevator, punching in the secret code. *A few minutes later...* He walks into Grunty's throne room, which has been newly repaired.
Grunty: "Hello, robot of mellow powers of showoff Lumis's abilities!"
Kappa: "My master. I have copied data of the Questers. They seem to be lacking intelligence in general, save for a single mysterious mage, who defeated me."
Grunty: "Defeated... you? This can't be true!"
Kappa: "Do not fear. The Quester, Aribar, killed himself in the process. The data he gave me was worth being defeated. It only works when I am low on energy, but the sheer destructive power would also be useful for project X."
Grunty: "Project X? ...That, makes sense. Relay the information to the systems, and don't delay in your next mission!"
Metal Man (GM): The robot nods. He uploads data on Aribar, Wolfman, VG, Gibby, and Deloth.
Kappa: "...How... mysterious. The technology from the Reploid is causing me to evolve from a robot. ...I am able to express my own opinion... is this an illusion? ...These missions... the Questers... this is horrible! ...Why... was I created... to destroy such noble people? ...I must subvert Grunty... but the time has no come. I must finish adapting before escaping and searching for the rest of the emeralds."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa then can be seen accessing a database. It's a rolling file list, with names of almost every person on Nintendus. Kappa starts flipping through it... and then speeding through it. the cursor moves at unbelievable speeds.
Kappa: "...Information shows that the Questers have been increasingly immoral... ...But Grunty and Zio and the rest, save for Ivan, have been only doubling their greed for power and their own evil... ...E... g... g... m... a... n... interesting name. Too bad he's dead. I wonder what happened to Doopliss... ...Smithy? Looks like bargain bin waste to me. ...This Nova character creeps me out. ...Why are there so many exclamations in Zio's file!!!!!! Hmmm... very interesting. Well, this world seems to be against the bad guys. But I admire the spunk of Zio... ...I must do more evaluation. First, I must check this one file... the one that is marked 'restricted'..."
Metal Man (GM): *CLIFFHANGER O' DOOM* The scene ends, without you knowing who is the restricted file. Okay... I'll give you a single clue. There is an O, somewhere in its name. You will know in the next scene, which will occur after the current mission finishes.
Charles Magellean: *With the portals closed, and their injuries still be being recovered, the D.A.R.K. Society and its leader, Lumis, become even more attached to finding a way to defeat their rivals once and for all.*
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Lumis Dongthar sits upon the throne as his regular minions, who are each half as strong as one of the Thirteen Gentlemen.
Doopliss: "Well... uhhh... hmmmm..."
Shadow Aribar: *Coughs once.*
Lumis Dongthar: "Already, the second step to the plan of annihilation has began. My power has slipped into Magellean's body and it is slowly taking over his mind and conscience."
Doopliss: "I hope the third part involves walking... my legs are stiff."
Lumis Dongthar: "You may do as you wish. Just be wary of the sorcerer's outside this palace. The Dark Realm is not normally for beings from the dimension of Nintendus. Outworld can be in... an eternal limbo if one is not cautious."
Doopliss: "Ah yes. That is a bit of a dangerous thing."
Shadow Aribar: "My information from Aribar's curses indicate TWO powerful dark magicians in this world... I was thinking. Why don't try to free them?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Say who they are. There are so many in this realm, we can keep track of each other."
Shadow Aribar: "Ganondorf, and Matek. Matek is some sort of maniac with absurd power, and Ganondorf is the classic Quester foe. Ganondorf was sealed by the seven stars, and Matek by Zio."
Lumis Dongthar: "You are confused. This is the Dark Realm, not the Dark World."
Shadow Aribar: "I am? Oh... sorry. Well... isn't the Dark World nearby, then?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Dark Realm is, to an extent, a multiverse."
Doopliss: "Sounds interesting and confusing at the same time."
Lumis Dongthar: "By the way... How are the Thirteen Prisoners that are in my dungeon?"
Shadow Aribar: "...Thirteen prisoners? I don't know what you mean, exactly."
Lumis Dongthar: "The people refer to them as... Quester Hunters, or rather... the 'Thirteen Gentlemen'."
Doopliss: "The thirteen gentlemen disappeared... a few reportedly made it back, like Meier Link and Zio... but only because of Zio's magical might. ..." *Steps back, a look of fear in his eyes* "...But... you can't be serious... even if you have them under control for now... they could kill us all if they break free!"
Shadow Aribar: "They are no longer thirteen, my lord. Two of them escaped. Meier Link, and Zio. SIMBER took one of their places... the evil one... but no thirteenth one is left. Kuja's power must be carefully restrained, sire. He was the one who summoned the Void."
Lumis Dongthar: "I offered them a second chance... they believed they could actually take over this nexus... yet how true you say."
Shadow Aribar: "He could do it again, in this realm, on us."
Lumis Dongthar: "I was able to take them down all at once before I was able to seap into Nintendus. My powers are far greater than before... they would not even think twice of challenging me now."
Doopliss: "...Uhhhh... besides Kuja, you might be right."
Lumis Dongthar: "Ah yes... that one... ...You should call them... The Ten Gentlemen then."
Doopliss: "He nearly killed all of the Questers, something which you cannot do."
Lumis Dongthar: "I cannot kill them right now, yes."
Doopliss: "If you want to destroy him... I hope you have life insurance."
Shadow Aribar: "He is right. Kuja summoned the Void in the first place. Your copy ability might not work against him."
Lumis Dongthar: "Kuja is not a problem anymore."
Doopliss: "As long as he's kept from doing anything, yes."
Lumis Dongthar: "He was, regrettably, sent into one of the most tormentable limbos of my castle. I warned him... he thought it was a gateway out of here."
Shadow Aribar: "...Are you NUTS? Even in a horrible limbo, he could destroy everything! ...However, as long as that limbo is far away, he shall not be able to trouble us, yet."
Lumis Dongthar: "When your own power is instantly sapped out of you, become unconscious, and that very same power being used by an unknown force to torture for an eon, it is certain that escape is not possible. Now matter how malicious you are. Even I cannot escape at full power."
Doopliss: "I know this is a hypothetical question, but what about The Void? I mean, if he theoretically got into the limbo."
Lumis Dongthar: "Physics dictate that he was destroyed in a timeline that no longer exists. That timeline was sent to the Darkness of Time, where all broken timelines are. In theory... he is somewhere."
Shadow Aribar: "There is another issue, sire. Not as important, but still related to the Quester Hunters. Just for completedness, where did the dead Quester Hunters go? Like... Dagon? We wouldn't want him wandering in and setting your own objects of power against you."
Lumis Dongthar: "They are indeed dead as far as the info on Nintendus knows."
Doopliss: "...I still don't like this... the thought of Kuja anywhere else but dead gives him a tiny percentage of returning."
Lumis Dongthar: "He is dead."
Shadow Aribar: "Now then. What shall we do next?"
Lumis Dongthar: "He was killed by one of my more sadistic attacks, then I sent his body through the portal. The Ten Gentlemen are being converted as we speak. I am subjacating them to a temporal power so they can serve under us. Call it... a new raise in power with a side effect of permanent mind-control. But even with their might, we still have the problem of not being able to go anywhere. That is why the Magellean Military is being revived. With it's new ambitions and technology, it will be able to open black gates that only we would be able to enter and exit."
Doopliss: *Backs off* "...I don't like the looks of this. Is it even possible to control a single one? And Kuja... Kuja! If you had just let him get lost in time, he wouldn't have any chance of coming back!" *Seems irrationally afraid* "...And my Queen... why do you wish to control her?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Nooo... the Shadow Queen... she's one of the ten?"
Lumis Dongthar: "This I did not know." *He snaps his finger.*
Doopliss: "...She might just help us willingly, you know, if you let us talk to her."
Lumis Dongthar: "It is now the Nine Gentlemen now."
Doopliss: "...What? ..."
Lumis Dongthar: "You heard me. She was released. All the temporal power has been restored to me."
Doopliss: "Oh. Well, as long as it wasn't into a limbo place, that's fine with me."
Lumis Dongthar: "Not that that matters--it isn't."
Doopliss: "Okay then... I can go with this..."
Lumis Dongthar: "She is alright... a bit confused... but she'll find here way up here... but you better find here just in case she gets lost. I wouldn't want a willing ally to be trapped somewhere."
Shadow Aribar: "Sire, there is another element which I observed through my alter ego."
Lumis Dongthar: "Speak, Shadow."
Shadow Aribar: "...Something... which dares attempt to improve on what you can do. It is named... Kappa. It does more than copy attacks. It scans the enemy for their ultimate weakness. It then uses their weakness against them, resulting in... 100% or higher effectiveness... Grunty built it after you... and gave it two chaos emeralds."
Lumis Dongthar: "Well... that would take the fun out of tormenting the enemy."
Shadow Aribar: "It is a mindless machine, which is made to destroy. It destroyed SIX Questers."
Lumis Dongthar: "Not a bad start, but I believe it is more than just a machine."
Shadow Aribar: "Err... five, but it has killed every Quester it has encountered."
Lumis Dongthar: "If you are concerned of something that is less powerful than even one of my regular minions, then be on the lookout."
Shadow Aribar: "I will. Grunty has made sure that it does not know much, if anything about you."
Lumis Dongthar: "Very good. I believe I have restored yet another of my dark powers right now."
Shadow Aribar: "Which one is that?"
Lumis Dongthar nods.
Doopliss: *Meanwhile, has gone out to escort the Shadow Queen.*
Lumis Dongthar: "Make sure to brush up on your skills, Shadow."
Shadow Aribar: "I will. I wouldn't want to lag behind you, after all, should we ever battle in a neutral land on less than friendly terms... though the destruction of Aribar is more than guaranteed. So that will probably not happen."
Doopliss: *Comes in, with Shadow Queen.*
Shadow Queen: "...Who presumes to save me from an interdimensional prison?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Free you seems more appropriate, Mistress."
Shadow Queen: "Perhaps. But how did you free me? And... how did you take my powers? My defeat was strange enough without being revived again."
Lumis Dongthar: "A snap of my finger. A very difficult ability of mine."
Shadow Queen: "Now then. Seeing from what you have, I presume you wish to attack the world."
Lumis Dongthar: "No."
Shadow Queen: "I cannot assist you until I have an appropriate body. Oh?"
Lumis Dongthar: "I can provide you a body. Serve me, and I will be able to give you any body you desire."
Shadow Queen: "...Serve you? I serve no one... ...but I cannot kill you like I did to Grodus, so this puts me in a particularly problematic situation... Just living as it is happens to be an unexpected gift."
Lumis Dongthar: "Excuse me." *He rewinds time a bit.* "I can provide you a body. Become one of the D.A.R.K. Society, and I will be able to give you any body you desire."
Shadow Queen: "...I must have hit my head on something... well, I wouldn't have any trouble joining another society... just actually use me this time! Those other 'gentlemen' never heard that ladies go first..."
Lumis Dongthar: "Mistress, I can give you even more power and a pseudo-body for the time being. When we are able to reach Nintendus, you shall become part of any one you choose. Until then... I will be able to do little unfortunately."
Shadow Queen: "It is a deal. however..."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow Queen turns to Doopliss.
Shadow Queen: "I wish for my servant to be rewarded for getting you to save me."
Lumis Dongthar: "And of the Shadow Sirens?"
Shadow Queen: "...One of them was an idiot, the other was too critical. Merely leave them be."
Lumis Dongthar: "An odd request, but understandable."
Doopliss: *Kneels* "It is an honor to serve you."
Lumis Dongthar: "So it shall be." *He does some gestures, and fires several blasts at Doopliss and Shadow Queen. They become stronger in every attribute.*
Shadow Queen: "Thank you. I shall not fail you."
Doopliss: "This is just great! Now I can REALLY kill Aribar!"
Shadow Aribar: "...With my help, Aribar will be completely destroyed."
Lumis Dongthar: "As such, you, Mistress, shall be the leader the future Gentlemen division of the D.A.R.K. society. Doopliss shall be your second-in-command."
Shadow Queen: "That is most excellent. I shall teach those fools how it's done!"
Lumis Dongthar: "And now... for your temporary body..." *He embodys some of his own energy into some kind of physical manifestation. It becomes a look alike of Princess Peach.*
Shadow Queen: "Excellent. This body, since I am accustomed to it, should do for now."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow Queen glows, and the manifestation gains black clothes and looks gothic. And fangs like a vampire. And then, the ultimate villain, Peer, temporarily disabled Lumis.
Peer: "Mwa ha ha ha!"
Metal Man (GM): ...A heck of a lot. What was the last thing you saw? And... only the people here shall know, but... Kuja was not killed, contrary to what Lumis thought. Ahhh..... Kappa copied a bunch of other Quester's abilities. Aribar defeated Kappa. Meanwhile, Garrick's at Nova's main control area. Up North. The entire base has been refurbished through your efforts, and it seems a lot more alive than before. However, while in the main room, you get a message.
Nova: "...A mysterious robot has appeared."
Metal Man (GM): The screen shows a diminutive blue robot, walking with a determined gait through the sandstorms of the magnetic wastelands.
Nova: "Perhaps... you should check it out?"
Garrick Fy`aar looks up from his work, plans he's studying for a new type of ship to pitch to Oak or just build himself. He looks up. "Huh, that's odd..."
Nova: "Scans indicate it has two chaos emeralds, and was manufactured by Grunty."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...keep defenses on Standby. I'll be right back."
Nova: "It... is on a mission. Not necessarily hostile, seeing as it has become known that my offensive power is beyond most mortal standards. Affirmative."
Garrick Fy`aar holsters the M150 and pulls on his jacket, leaving through the long hallway out into the huge wasteland. He scans the horizon for the bot...
Metal Man (GM): You see the blue bot, walking through the sand. It sees you, and keeps on coming.
Garrick Fy`aar hmpfs softly, then walks up to the bot, stopping about ten yards from it "Can I help you?"
Kappa: "Hello. I am Kappa. I come in search of the great machine, Nova. I have been sent to talk of a possible business deal. But if you wish for me to fight you, that can also be arranged. It is up to you."
Garrick Fy`aar just stares for the moment. He knows for a fact he can't beat this thing, especially if it has two chaos emeralds. "...no, no fighting for the moment, but if you are to talk with Nova, I should know what deal it is you want to propose."
Kappa: "Very well. I shall come."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa walks up, past you, and then to the door, which he waits for you to open for him.
Garrick Fy`aar nods, then presses in a very large combination of numbers that the robot can no doubt memorize. He walks onward inside with the robot, through the hallway and the large computer room that is Nova's base.
Kappa: "Do not worry. I do not intend to memorize any passwords."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova. This is... Kappa, I believe it was. He has a business opportunity for you."
Nova: "Intriguing. From Grunty, I suppose. I hope it isn't another one of those 'surrender now' deals, though. Even Lumis could not pass one of those on me."
Kappa: "...Lumis..." *He looks entranced. Then he shakes his head.*
Garrick Fy`aar folds his arms over his chest, his fingertips touching the handle of the M150 as he waits for whatever this thing wants.
Kappa: *Ahem* "Grunty is building a great project, and requires some diagrams which only you could supply. In return, you shall gain money and technology from us as well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What kind of 'great project'?"
Kappa: "I am not allowed to tell anyone that. It is of a military nature, though."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to the large planet controlling computer, then back to Kappa.
Nova: "Interesting, but seemingly bad. Why would I want to help the attempt to control Nintendus?"
Kappa: "Well, you obviously are stuck here. The project would make a ship of massive proportions, to escape... yes, I just received permission for that."
Garrick Fy`aar narrows his eyes. He sees where this is going.
Kappa: "It could fly in between galaxies... and with your help, time."
Nova: "Not interested. I remain where I am. I cannot do anything else for Earth."
Kappa: "What about you, Garrick?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "What about me?"
Kappa: "I could use data on that peculiar weapon you have. I would do many things for you in return. All I need is to see it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Sorry, but I refuse as well. Anything you can give me I can get myself with time."
Kappa: "A shame. The coordinates to Earth will have to stay with me."
Garrick Fy`aar tenses a hair, then relaxes "Yes, I guess they shall. Now, if your finished, I'll ask you to leave."
Kappa: "You show amazing self-restraint... the files on you gave me the impression that you always attacked first. I shall leave..."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa begins to walk out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, and something more."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Tell Grunty that sooner or later, we're coming for her."
Kappa: "Oh, yes. That. Well, as long as I am around, it shall not happen."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You have a right to be cocky."
Kappa: "If you wish to know why, perhaps you should attack me outside in traditional fashion."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Sorry, but I pick my battles if I can."
Kappa: "Hmph." *He walks out of the door. He reminds you of several people... especially Wolfman.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova, can you get a tracker on him without him knowing?"
Metal Man (GM): Maybe... a bit of Deloth in there?
Nova: "Those two chaos emeralds are a beacon in themselves."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then keep tabs on them, if possible."
Nova: "I will try, but they are prone to distortion."
Garrick Fy`aar walks over and sits in his usual chair, sighing deeply "...what do you think, Nova?"
Nova: "I have also found some unusual happenings... I don't know what it means, though. A large dimensional distortion was detected, coming from a nebula far, far away."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Really? What can you give me on it?"
Nova: "Enough energy used to warp... two people. That is all. Both went to different dimensions, leaving a ripple of energy."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmm... Anything else?"
Nova: "No. Too far away. All that I got was some ripples."
Garrick Fy`aar nods a few times "Anything else of interest besides that ripple?"
Nova: "The Questers are making good progress on their various missions. Locos has been spotted, wandering about. I don't know what he was doing. But he eventually returned to the Quester HQ."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Doing usual Locos type stuff... but knowing him, it might be something big. I'll ask him later. Anything else?"
Nova: "Nothing else detected."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you thought I was going to take his offer, didn't you?"
Nova: "I am not sure. That gun's power is a bit too much to fork over to an already powerful being. I have alerted Ivan to the robot, though... reports show that it is a Phi-class Reploid. Which is odd... all other Phi bases known were robots."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I wonder..."
Nova: "Ivan has sent Metal Sonic to deal with it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, tell him to pull Metal Sonic out."
Nova: "Why? It has two chaos emeralds. Metal Sonic can take advantage of that. The Chaos Emeralds are class III world unbalancing objects."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Grunty is coming up with a huge piece of machinery, probably something really important if she needs you. She's going to probably try again, this time with a bit more force. I'd rather not get her angry enough to speed up production to the point of her nuking you and the planet."
Nova: *Chuckles* "I have more force than her entire industry put together. Even Lumis was forced to seal himself away from me. Machines and nukes are disabled in this part of the planet."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It was a expression, Nova. ...if she can't get it from you... then she'll get the next best thing... Nova, what is the condition on Avon?"
Nova: "Avon is yet stronger than me at the moment, with Zio and Dark Force on his side. Anything that comes near them is annihilated or rewound in time even. They destroyed Doughnut City, too."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...if Grunty joins forces with Zio and Avon, then she'll be one big thing to deal with... We need information."
Nova: "Hypothetical, but true. Unfortunately, they all use machines or are machines. To attack me would be suicide."
Garrick Fy`aar: "But what if they didn't go for you, Nova? They could just as easily go for the Stadium... Get me Mewtwo and Ivan. On the double."
Nova: "Either way, I still cannot protect your stadium yet. I only have a small range, somewhat south of the magnetic wastes. Very well."
Metal Man (GM): You get Ivan on the line, first.
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "Yes?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ivan, what's the status on Metal Sonic?"
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "Currently heading for the position of Kappa."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright. Just a suggestion, be ready to pull him out straight away. That Kappa is tougher than he looks... anyway, is there anything we can do for you, Doctor?"
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "No, and no. Kappa is a nuisance at best. My brother found the first one, anyway. If it is not destroyed now, then it will grow massively powerful, able to destroy entire planets. It will search out chaos emeralds and use them against us all."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright, if you say so."
Metal Man (GM): Another screen comes up, showing Metal Sonic encountering Kappa.
Kappa: "Who are you?"
Metal Sonic: "I am Metal Sonic. Your termination has been authorized."
Kappa: "You cannot defeat me."
Metal Sonic: "I have encountered and defeated your kind before."
Metal Man (GM): A battle ensues. Kappa strikes first, by... scanning Metal Sonic.
Kappa: "Interesting... your main weakness is the one who you are copied after."
Metal Sonic: "You are an inferior version of another machine. Not even your best attack can destroy me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...wait..."
Kappa: "Attack created. Electric Homing Attack."
Metal Sonic: "You have great perception, but not enough strength."
Garrick Fy`aar thinks back to the conversation Kappa had with Nova.... "...he's modled after Doopliss."
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM* Kappa attacks Metal Sonic with the attack. It hits, dealing critical damage. However, it is weak.
Kappa: "What? Even at 100% effectiveness, your frame is not damaged like the Questers were... I guess you'll have to try it, Quester style!"
Metal Man (GM): miss hit miss miss hit miss. He takes two hits... it's a Slice and Dice Attack. From Deloth.
Metal Sonic: "Your attack is, once again, pathetic at best. It is time to destroy you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I knew it. They made a robot that has our attacks."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Sonic spins up, ala a spindash. However, his spikes make it a... spinthrash instead. It charges up. A lot.
Garrick Fy`aar leans forward in his chair, watching...
Metal Man (GM): It hits automatically, dealing a deadly 2,295 damage.
Kappa: "Erk... attack exceeds parameters for success. ...Spinthrash copied... ...system damage."
Metal Man (GM): Kappa glows, and then is teleported out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...shit."
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "Curses! That thing was destroyed until it was warped out..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Far from destroyed, Ivan."
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "It looks like we'll have to kill Grunty's thing before destroying it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It was damaged badly, but it grabbed Metal Sonic's attack."
Metal Sonic: "It was destroyed, actually. Five times over. ...But it escaped."
Dr. Ivan Robotnik: "Yes, well, it doesn't have the power of Metal Sonic to back it up."
Garrick Fy`aar: "With more chaos emeralds, it could. Nova, get Mewtwo on the line, if you will."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo appears on the line.
Mewtwo: "What is it now?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "We've got the makings of a problem. Nova, send him the data of all the stuff that just happened. The conversation, the battle, everything."
Metal Man (GM): It is sent.
Mewtwo: "If only you had seen it earlier, Garrick. It defeated five Questers, one after another."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And grabbed all of their attacks."
Mewtwo: "Aribar did that same disabling thing to it via a Terrorbolt. Only one attack per person, but yes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We need to get our hands on a chaos emerald or two."
Mewtwo: "That's... almost impossible. Ivan sealed all the ones he could find. The only ones left are in that robot."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then keep a close eye on them. This Kappa will most surely try and get them. Meanwhile, I'm going to do some recon. Haven't had a good solo sneaking mission in years. We need to know what Grunty is up to, and I plan on finding out."
Mewtwo: "...I hope you pick a part that hasn't been reconned yet, though. The Questers have been through almost an entire half of it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then I'll get the rest. I'm tired of being shut down by this stupid witch."
Mewtwo: "Be careful... that robot might be there and possibly operational. It gets stronger every battle, even if its outclassed and totally defeated."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Will do. So, Ivan, Mewtwo, I'll contact you later. Garrick out."
Metal Man (GM): They nod/say goodbye, and the pictures go out and the screen returns to normal.
Garrick Fy`aar stands up with that and moves over to one of the now many closets that line his "armory" wall. He opens it and produces a suit made of tight black rubber like material. With some pulling, clipping, and attaching, Garrick is decked out in a traditional Fox Hound sort of sneaking suit. He holsters his gun onto his right thigh, a few other items going into other holsters. Binoculars, his Dex, and a silencer he found.
Nova: "Be careful. That place is crawling with security measures."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova, pinpoint an area belonging to Grunty that the Questers haven't paticularly been through. That's why your going to be my backup."
Nova: "...Me? How am I supposed to project myself that far South?"
Garrick Fy`aar pulls one final thing out of the closet. A small earpiece that fits directly into his left ear. He connects it straight to his Dex, then walks over to a console and types up a secure, freqency changing line straight to Nova. A pair of tight fitting black shades go over his eyes, and Nova, if he did it, could see everything that Garrick sees. "Now do you get it?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, shall we?" *He steps into the warp pad, flicking it on with a few presses of the keys.*
Metal Man (GM): Going straight to Grunty's place? *WARP* You appear in front of the huge tower. A line of midgets block the front door. You're a bit below the hill it's on, behind a bush.
Garrick Fy`aar ducks down slightly, his eyes scanning the areas for a separate way in. A ventilation duct, a back door, anything.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... There's no back doors... it's inset into the cliff. However, the patrols cannot cover the entire 100 degree or so opening into the tower. You could sneak past them.
Garrick Fy`aar sees this, then nods. He looks for shadows, or not, depending on the time of day. (Hopefully dusk or nightfall)
Metal Man (GM): It's late afternoon.
Garrick Fy`aar tries to stick to the shadows, then. He waits for the break, then proceeds quietly and quickly to the opening.
Metal Man (GM): SPD check... low DC, though. Garrick wanders to the door... which has a rather elaborate keypad thing on it. It's locked.
Garrick Fy`aar nods, time for the same old trick again. With a quick finger to his Dex's keyboard, he scans for fingerprints and projects them into his eyeglasses.
Metal Man (GM): ...12 34 56 78 90. All were pressed. There's 10 numbers in the code.
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs slight, groaning under his breath. Gotta be a way around this... "...any info on your end, Nova?" whisper
Nova: "The door is tought. It will take effort to open."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Duh, I hoping for a code."
Nova: "The door code is highly guarded... it will probably have to be hacked via opening the panel and playing with the wires."
Garrick Fy`aar tries just that, opening the panel.
Metal Man (GM): The panel opens, revealing lots of little wires. One red, one green, one blue, one yellow.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...uhhhh... Nova? Little help..." *He decides to forego Nova and do this himself. Wolf always said he was relying on Nova too much. He does the Earthman scientific selection process... *...but first a INT roll to check* *
Metal Man (GM): You think of... green!
Garrick Fy`aar knows what Yurie would say in this situation... cut red. And Yurie usually is right, so... red it is. *Snip.*
Metal Man (GM): ..... You hear an air raid siren.
Nova: "I believe you should run."
Garrick Fy`aar: "God, I knew I'd be rusty..." *He takes off, finding that bush again.*
Metal Man (GM): The guards turn to you, pulling out wands. As you run, a variety of large explosions follow you.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Blast it, my first sneaking in years and I don't even get INSIDE!"
Metal Man (GM): The bush is taking serious damage.
Nova: "I would suggest completely running away. That robot may come after you."
Garrick Fy`aar draws the M150 and waits for a break in the attacking, blasting at whatever is blasting at him "Then warp me out!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You're warped back to Nova's place.
Garrick Fy`aar snarls at nothing, grabbing the first thing he finds, his binoculars, and throwing them at the wall "...I'm useless. Blast it..." *He takes the M150 and blasts at a makeshift dummy, filling it with lead* "...David would chew me out to no end if he saw that..."
Metal Man (GM): Shall we resume the other mission now? Ok... let me recap. You guys warped out to the Lost Woods to get one of Grunty's keys and stop Ganondorf from escaping the Dark World. You've done part one, flattening the maze and everything. Everyone save for Garrick is there, warped in for backup, if they weren't already there. You're all there. In the forest. The way ahead is clear... some large ruins can be seen.
Aribar comes back on a revival platform... "Ow... That HURT... Where's Kappa?"
Wolfman: "He left."
Deloth: "Ohhhhkay..." *He jumps off the revival platform and looks around.*
VG: "I don't know about you guys, but that kind of scared me... I was taken out in one hit!"
Wolfman: "Alright, let's recap what has happened... we got the key, and we temporarily stopped that robot. What was next?"
Aribar: "Well, at least a served a purpose... Well, let's go to those ruins... We need to stop the dark energy around here." *The elf unsheaths his sword and heads towards those ruins.*
Charles Magellean: "We're done here. Oh... that's the other reason?'"
Deloth shrugs, unsheathes his katana and follows Ari.
Digifanatic (steps off his revival platform and) looks around, ready to follow.
VG follows the others, followed closely by Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): You can see it... some sort of evil ruins sit up there ..Ganondorf style, of course.
Charles Magellean approaches.
Metal Man (GM): A purple aura and cloud of purple lays there.
VG tries to get a closer look at these ruins... he is short, after all.
Metal Man (GM): ...You hear a far-off shot. A bullet scrapes Locos's shoulder.
Deloth: "This placYIKES! Sniper!"
VG: "I wonder what is going on--what the?"
Metal Man (GM): Two more. They whizz by Aribar's head.
Digifanatic: "Fire in the hole!"
Charles Magellean jumps behind.
VG ducks down at the sudden sound... well, more crouches into his hat.
Metal Man (GM): You hear a far-off voice.
Wolfman ducks down.
???: "So these are the Questers... I guess I'll just have to eliminate them."
Deloth dives to the ground "We gotta get to the temple!"
Charles Magellean rights down in his journal.
Wolfman: "So you'd rather take the cheap way out and just snipe us to death?"
Digifanatic has Perceptive, so apparently he can't be hit by a bullet unless being chased upon.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You aren't superman.
Charles Magellean: "Day... XXO..."
Metal Man (GM): You can't be surprised, correct. The bullets, you anticipated them. But you could still be hit. One whizzes out at Wolfman.
Aribar: "...Show yourself!"
Deloth gets up and starts running towards the temple.
Metal Man (GM): *HIT* 10% damage. Deloth is the target for six bullets.
Wolfman gets ricocheted... he tries to trace the path from where it came.
Metal Man (GM): 10% per hit.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... should we run or attack the sniper?"
Deloth falls to the ground.
Metal Man (GM): You're not sure... the path just changed, when a hail of bullets hit Deloth.
Deloth: "Okay, not the best course of action..."
Wolfman: "If we don't take it out, we'll be sniped to death."
???: "Now then, Locos. Did you, or did you not remember our little deal?"
Charles Magellean: "It seems... ever since I have rejoined the Questers... I have been attacked even more than when I was leader of Magellean Military. Not as an individual, but as part of the whole organization."
???: "If you go back on it now, there will not be enough Questers left to protect you."
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* Another shot, at Aribar.
Charles Magellean closes his journal. "...Nyev."
Deloth swallows a Mid Mushroom.
Nyev: "My name is meaningless right now."
VG gets a look at this... Nyev (if possible).
Charles Magellean: "The others appreciate knowing who is trying to kill them."
Metal Man (GM): Three bullets fly at Locos.
Aribar attempts to judge where the bullet came from and shoots a Jolt spell in that direction.
Charles Magellean: "Nonetheless, I remember the deal---ahh!"
Aribar: "Foul coward! Jolt!"
Metal Man (GM): You can't tell. This person seems to be invisible. The attack hits nothing.
Nyev: "You cannot be allowed inside this temple."
VG goes for a different approach... he whips out a Star Egg and tosses it upward, hoping its full-screen ness does the trick (well, it was full screen in SMRPG if I remember right)
Aribar just burns some moss.
Charles Magellean spits out the bullets that got into his mouth.
Metal Man (GM): Did that hit you, VG?
Charles Magellean: "Nyev, I remember the deal."
Metal Man (GM): A bullet flies out and knocks the Egg out of your hand... triggering it on all the Questers, instead!
VG: "What the... guys, watch out!"
Charles Magellean: "Nonetheless, I never said I would agree to give you---"
Deloth: "OH KUSO!"
Metal Man (GM): The other person is out of range for it, of course.
Wolfman tries to avoid being scrambled... stupid sniper.
Aribar . Does something.
Charles Magellean takes his thirty damage.
Nyev: "Tell your little friends to stop moving, or they will all be shot."
Deloth manages to resist the Star Egg's affect.
Wolfman wonders if these Star Eggs really do work... it didn't this time.
Deloth: "How about a bribe?"
Charles Magellean: "Very well; comrades, do not move."
VG is thankful that his egg didn't do much... but he is still nervous.
Charles Magellean: "Nyev, I said I needed some stuff."
Aribar stays where he is...
Charles Magellean: "I never said I was going to give you the Fighter Remote."
Aribar: "Locos, what are you doing?"
Nyev: "Swear upon your grave to get me the information within 3 days."
VG stays quiet... he is too nervous.
Nyev: "Or you shall be visiting that place... right now."
Metal Man (GM): A read dot appears on Locos's forehead.
Spyke stays quiet and listens...
Charles Magellean: "Wolfman..."
Wolfman: "...yes?" *He doesn't move his lips much when he said that... he stays as still as he can. He really doesn't like snipers.*
Charles Magellean: "...are you willing to allow this person, who has some connectiong to Ruvyn, to have the info on the Fighter Remote?"
Wolfman: "What type of connection? It has been awhile since I've heard of or from Ruvyn."
Charles Magellean: "Superimposment."
Nyev: "I am waiting." *You hear a branch nearby get shot.*
Wolfman: "...let him have it." .oO(You are stupid Wolfman!)
Charles Magellean: "Deloth, you are not part of this deal."
Deloth: "I am now, and I order you to stay quiet."
Charles Magellean: "He's after me, and it will be hell before he kills other people that aren't involved. Where is the fighter remote?"
Nyev: "If you give me your smash dex which has enabled access, then I shall take what is mine."
Charles Magellean: "Very well." *He approaches the ruff.*
Nyev: "Rather than show myself, simply drop it a distance away from your group."
VG: "Why are you afraid to show yourself? Are you actually ugly?"
Charles Magellean: "Say another word, anyone, and he won't hesitate to fire."
VG shuts up now.
Charles Magellean: "I've met him before in Phendrana... trust me. I know what I am saying." *He places his a few yards away from the others. He then walks backwards.*
Nyev: "Thank you."
Charles Magellean swears under his breath.
Metal Man (GM): The dex suddenly disappears... then lands in Locos's hands again. You hear some sort of special effects in the background.
Sumner: "Ruvyn has regained the Melee Moves!" *...Where the heck did THAT come from?*
Deloth: "We have lost..."
Nyev: "...I am not Ruvyn, but that will suffice. You may pass. I have what I need."
Charles Magellean: "Despite my reluctance to carry it out... your part of the deal is still not complete."
Nyev: "Refresh me of that, for the benefit of the Questers."
Wolfman: .oO(...how is this Nyev Ruvyn anyway? I think I made the wrong choice... I definitely need a new intelligence chip.)
Charles Magellean: "So we can better ourselves against Ganondorf in case he is still in the Dark World... a Magic Mirror."
Nyev: "Here you go."
Metal Man (GM): Locos has gained: Magic Mirror!
Nyev: "Now. I must be gone from this place!"
Metal Man (GM): *POOM* A loud smokebomb explodes, then clears.
Charles Magellean places it in his shirt pocket.
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is clear.
Digifanatic: "Ok, that was odd."
Deloth stands up slowly.
Charles Magellean: "Indeed. But it's now over."
Gibby: "Wow... different."
Charles Magellean turns around and heads for the temple.
Deloth walks towards the temple slowly.
Spyke follows, quietly.
Metal Man (GM): A tattered door sits there. The walls remain partially there, but the ceiling is gone.
Wolfman and VG follow as well... this isn't good.
Metal Man (GM): You can open the door.
Gibby tags along.
VG: "...sh-shall we?"
Spyke: "I guess..."
Deloth: "Have courage, VG."
King Demon follows.
Digifanatic exhales deeply and gets ready to head ahes.
VG: "I have more courage inside a car or while doing a stealth mission... NOT while being killed by robots or snipers!"
Deloth kicks the door open.
King Demon: "Where the heck are we!?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: SPD check. Deloth is grabbed by the mouth of a HUGE Deku Baba!
Metal Man (GM): It's like... truck sized... and looks hungry.
VG: "...I think you have too much courage though."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth takes 10 damage from being bitten.
King Demon: "Wow, thats a big plant!"
Deloth slashes wildly at it with a Friction Blade.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth wildly slashes the air. It bangs him into a wall for 20 more damage.
Gibby: "Great... plants."
Wolfman watches Deloth to see if he needs help...
Metal Man (GM): Anyone going to do something while Deloth is being eaten?
King Demon: "This shold be easy!"
Charles Magellean approaches part of the door, but out of its range.
King Demon launches a fireball at the Deku Baba.
Metal Man (GM): Roll it. It recoils from the fireball, hurling Deloth behind it.
Metal Man (GM): 26 damage.
Gibby: "Del, you ok?"
Metal Man (GM): It's heavily damaged... it spits acid at Demon.
Deloth: *Whimper* "No..."
VG gets out his DeathZooka cannon. He takes aim towards... the "feet" of the beast, and lets loose. (Intent is to make him fall or something.)
Charles Magellean: "Stop asking rhetorical questions, fluffball."
Metal Man (GM): And that hits, VG.
Deloth lays there bleeding.
Gibby: "It wasn't rhetorical, smart guy!"
Charles Magellean: "You don't even know what it means, do you?"
Gibby: "It was contradictory."
Metal Man (GM): Demon takes 15 damage and his AC is reduced by 2 for the rest of the mission. The plant is somewhat damaged... it tries to bite VG with a lunge. VG: SPD check.
VG: "Take that... yikes!"
Deloth: "Anyone have a mushroom?"
Charles Magellean backs up a couple more steps so he is certain he is out of its range.
Gibby: "I DO!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You are completely out of range.
Deloth: "I need one."
VG can't seem to avoid this... sugar.
Metal Man (GM): VG is grabbed and takes 10% damage. It's now trying to eat VG.
Digifanatic walks out of range.
Gibby takes out a max mushroom, and tosses it to Del. "Catch!"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: It hits the plant. The plant is fully healed.
Digifanatic: "Oh nuts..."
Charles Magellean: "Hey bu--Gibby..."
Metal Man (GM): The plant bangs VG into a wall. 10% damage to him.
Charles Magellean: "...Just... don't help anymore."
Gibby: "Yes, yes... I'm stupid. There, I saved you some time."
Digifanatic uses a Thunderstorm on the plant.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
VG tries to toss a Star Egg into the mouth.
Deloth drains his SubTank, healing 40% health.
Charles Magellean takes out his automatics.
Metal Man (GM): It is unable to dodge the star egg.
King Demon launches another round of fireballs at the monster.
Metal Man (GM): It eats the egg and explodes. The fireballs then hit Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): 13 damage to Deloth.
Spyke stands there watching. @.!
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is clear, though.
VG: "Blech! Plant spit!"
Charles Magellean: "See, this is why I rather work alone. Too many people not thinking ahead gets the others hurt."
VG takes his hat off, rings it out, then puts it back on.
King Demon: "I hate deku babas..."
Wolfman: "I don't think they normally get that big."
Gibby mumbles something about letting Locos work alone...
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead looks weird... it seems to bend and twist.
Deloth: "I'm hurting..."
Digifanatic: "Probably some genetic mutation or something."
Deloth stumbles to his feet, charred and cut.
Wolfman walks onward... then stops. The way ahead looks... well, disorienting.
Charles Magellean holsters his automatics and pulls out his machinegun!
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is purple and rather trippy.
Deloth stumbles around and staggers inside.
Charles Magellean goes forward.
Gibby: "Woah... that's weird..."
Digifanatic: "You said it."
VG: "I'll say." *He stays kind of close to the Questers... he doesn't want to be eaten again.*
Spyke follows in an odd state, quieter than normal.
Metal Man (GM): back
Gibby: "Why is it all purple?"
Charles Magellean: "Were entering his territory."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Going in there sends you to... DARK WORLD TEMPLE.
Aribar catches up with the others... He was tying his shoes... Yeah.
King Demon looks around the new surroundings.
Gibby: "AHH! New place!"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... thank goodness for those Moon Pearls..."
VG feels himself... warping?
Metal Man (GM): A rather elaborate first room has a first, triumphant statue of Ganondorf... appears to be breaking chains.
Wolfman and VG re-orient themselves... oh great; more Dark World goodness.
Charles Magellean: "Were in his domain now."
King Demon: "Strange, I would have thought a DARK WORLD place would be black..."
Metal Man (GM): He's unarmed, though.
Wolfman gets a look at this statue... is he trying to break free?
Metal Man (GM): There's three doors. One North, one East, one West.
Deloth shakes his head to clear the stars and looks around.
Metal Man (GM): It does seem that way.
Gibby: "Lets go... north!"
Deloth: "No. West."
Digifanatic: (to Demon) "You have a point, but Ganandorf's natural tendency's purple."
King Demon: "I say north as well. Ah, true."
VG: "Why don't we split up then?"
Charles Magellean: "...If we split up, then I am not going anywhere."
Aribar: "...Let us go north. West is outvoted."
Charles Magellean: "When it comes to a major villain's place, backup is needed at one place, not separated."
Aribar hrms... He scans the statue.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Statue of Ganondorf. Used to indicate his current status."
Deloth: "He's breaking free..."
Smash Dex: "Currently, he is breaking free. You must stop him."
King Demon: "Err, breaking free of what again?"
Wolfman: "His seal."
Smash Dex: "He was sealed in the Dark World by the Seven Stars."
Charles Magellean: "One year ago, during the transformer and doubler timeline, Ganondorf was sealed by the Questers to gather the artifacts of power."
Aribar: "...Timeline? Why do you say it as if there are different timelines?"
Charles Magellean: "We live in a future that has no transformers or doublers, remember? Ergo, this is a different future, and different timeline."
VG is a little confused by this timeline mumbo jumbo... he holds his head to somewhat steady himself.
Charles Magellean: "But this time... we have to kill him."
Smash Dex: "Good Future... the other one was Bad Future. And before those two, was Present, then Past."
King Demon: "Sounds like fun." (/sarcasm)
Charles Magellean surges with a bit of his twin brother's seducing mind control.
Digifanatic: "Bad Future?"
Smash Dex: "When the 13 gentlemen and evil ruled the realm."
Charles Magellean: "That is before, this is now."
Smash Dex: "They almost destroyed everything... the destruction of The Void undid that."
Charles Magellean: "Right now..."
King Demon shrugs and starts walking toward the north door.
Charles Magellean smiles with a sadistic look.
Digifanatic: "Ah. I thought that meant Bad Future is a mirror of current Nintopia."
Gibby follows KD.
Charles Magellean: "We will kill him once and for all."
King Demon opens the north door and goes through it.
Spyke: "North... But everyone goes North... I think we should go a diff..." *He sighs and follows, North.*
Aribar follows Gibby.
Wolfman and VG just go north... no point in arguing.
Deloth looks in the north door.
VG: .oO(I still think we should have split up.)
Digifanatic continues, a bit confused and skeptic, but still not letting aything get to him.
Charles Magellean: "I believe it is superior races before equal ones, Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): In the North door, you go...
Charles Magellean: "So you may go first."
Spyke slowly unholsters his weapon, looking around cautiously.
Digifanatic: "No! Deloth's taken too much abuse..."
Metal Man (GM): Inside this room are three statues, two switches, and a door. A locked door.
Charles Magellean: "Not first in line."
Deloth heads into the north door weakly.
Metal Man (GM): Armos statues. Whee.
VG: "Guys, I think this room is safe."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... another puzzle."
Metal Man (GM): Three identical statues.
Gibby: "Hmm... looks like a puzzle."
Charles Magellean walks almost beside Deloth with his machine gun unholstered.
King Demon walks to a switch.
Deloth examines the switches.
Digifanatic: "I do recall there was a room with a few statues that did come alive, so we might not be safe yet."
VG examines the statues WITHOUT touching them.
Spyke: "Is anything ever safe?" *He quickly sweeps the room with an aimed weapon, looking carefully around. He looks over to the switch and the statues and then the door.*
Metal Man (GM): They seem safe... but it's obviously too peaceful.
King Demon steps on the switch.
Metal Man (GM): The switches are too heavy to hold down by stepping on.
King Demon: "This is NOT good."
Wolfman: "Digi, are you suggesting that one of these statues... could be one of those ones that come alive?"
Spyke: "... I don't like the look of that..."
Aribar: "...This seems easy..."
King Demon looks at the statues.
Gibby: "I guess we move the statues to the switches."
Metal Man (GM): Three identical ones.
King Demon: "Eenie, meenie, miney, MO!"
Aribar attempts to scan each statue.
VG: "But there is one more statue than switch..."
Charles Magellean: "I believe that when we awaken the living statue, it will attack us."
King Demon: "Two are real, one is an armos."
Digifanatic: "That was during that one time we reincarnated Ari."
Charles Magellean: "Then it will go back and the statues will shuffle places."
Digifanatic: "That's a good point, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "I know so because this happened before."
Wolfman: "So all we have to do... is find the right one. Everyone stand back, towards the entrance."
Smash Dex: "Unable to tell which is which."
King Demon: "So how do we tell which one is the real one?"
Wolfman: "I'll get that statue alive."
Gibby stands back.
Aribar: "I think they're all living."
Digifanatic stands back towards the entrance.
Deloth takes a few steps back.
Charles Magellean: "We all leave then fire from the entrance of the other side of the door."
King Demon: "Fire? Ok!"