Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 147: Dark Faith
Date: 6:30:02 PM, February 18th; 10:56:26 AM, February 19th, 2005.
Charles Magellean: *KER-SMACK.*
Metal Man (GM): Dexes for people who lost them are repaired.
Gibby: "Ahh... home sweet home."
Charles Magellean: "VG... you might wanna get a haircut."
VG: "...just tell me where I can get my hat fixed, and I'll consider it."
Charles Magellean: "You want me to fix it for you?"
Metal Man: "It can be fixed for half the purchase price... unless someone wants to fix it for him."
Charles Magellean: "No. I'm not a blacksmith."
VG: "Metal, I always had this hat though!"
Metal Man: "Then maybe you need a new one."
VG: "It's not exactly something that can be purchased... WHAT?!?"
Metal Man: "Like a Straw hat. It'd go well with that belt."
VG: "Blasphemy on the straw hat!"
Metal Man: "And I'd stop mistaking you for the real Toad..."
VG: "My BELT is what stops mistaking me from the real Toad!"
Garrick Fy`aar is mingling around Nova's base, ears still ringing from all the crap that just happened. He watched it all from afar, since he couldn't be there. He has his Dex on the table in front of him, and is slowly taking it apart.
VG: "SIMBER, perhaps you can be more help than this crazy dancing and movie watching creature."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova, I've got a job for you..."
Wolfman just enjoys the banter... wait... he better check the lobby to see if anyone actually TOOK the secretary job... He goes to the Lobby.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova, I've got a job for you..."
Nova: "Yes, Garrick?"
VG: *Items used: Megalixer, Star Egg, Guardian Acorn, Red Essence, X Accuracy, X Defend.*
Metal Man (GM): You regain 3500 coins.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I want you to scan this Smash Dex. Find all problems, possible errors, and create plans to make a new one. More combat friendly, not as easily to read by enemies."
Nova: "...How... odd..."
Charles Magellean gives back the plush to VG.
Nova: "The smash dex you talk of... it has significant altering involved."
Charles Magellean will... keep his non-stat enhancing badge.
Garrick Fy`aar: "How so?"
Nova: "...Several key files. altered. I don't know how, but they're definitely changed. ...Fragment discovered. It says... 'Have Faith do not destroy the dark orbs, at all costs!'"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmmm... store that info in somewhere secure."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Now, I want you to create plans for that new Smash Dex. I've got a few modifications in mind as well..."
Nova: "Will do. However, there is something worrying about this..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What's that?"
Nova: "The same message, Have Faith, has been repeated throughout the entire Smash dex registry, erasing important files."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Any idea who put it there?"
Nova: "...The Smash Dex has been forced to, recently, stick to merely scanning and interpreting, besides that one part it edited. I don't know. Who has the catchphrase 'Have Faith?'"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I can't think off the top of my head..."
Nova: "...I take it that you don't know. Very odd... well, I'll get to work on the new Smash Dex."
Metal Man (GM): *We switch to HQ now* Wolfman: Alerts start going off.
SIMBER: "Hacking detected. Smash Dex registry has been deleted."
Wolfman: "Slag... have to hope the office isn't filled with bills now... WHA?!?"
SIMBER: "A mysterious virus corrupted the registry."
Wolfman: "SIMBER, prepare a secure mainframe for me to look at this while I make my way up there!" *He hurries to his office... PLEASE do not say the room is flooded with bills...*
Metal Man (GM): The office has only one bill. It is from... 'Nowhere in Particular', or at least the return address says that.
Wolfman is thankful there is only one bill... he gets into his chair and looks at it quickly.. oO(Nowhere in Particular? strange...)
Metal Man (GM): Inside, it says...
Wolfman opens it.
Metal Man (GM): 'Saving the world from destruction. Price: Smash Dex, Melee Moves' effectiveness, The secrecy of a few items. Your bill has been paid. Thank you, please shop again.' That's all it says... no signature... it's typed.
Wolfman: "What the hell?!? I never heard of this bill before! SIMBER!!!!!!."
SIMBER: "This bill came out of nowhere. Nobody delivered it. It just appeared."
Charles Magellean sends an email to Ivan. Subject: Whereabouts of King Bowser Koopa. "Hello, Ivan, my name is . Bowser and his Koopa Troopas are hiding in a cave where Magellean Tower used to stand. It's called "Charles' Cavern." This place is not detectable by any current Nintopian radar. Please make an arrest as soon as possible."
Wolfman: *Tries to calm down* "...is the mainframe active? I wish to view the damages on the Smash Dexes."
SIMBER: "I am sorry, but whoever this hacker is has intricate knowledge of both my security protocols and the ones of the stadium. Here is the damage."
Metal Man (GM): Wolf: You see an endless screeen of words that say 'Have Faith' It just screens by continuously.
SIMBER: "There is nothing left."
Wolfman: "'Have Faith'? But..." *He flashbacks to the last battle...*
Ganondorf: "...I shall depart back... to the Dark World... with one request. Have faith."
Wolfman gets out of flashback mode "SIMBER, I have good reason to believe that Ganondorf did this. Try to confirm if you can."
SIMBER: "Are you mad? Ganondorf doesn't know what a computer is."
Wolfman: "Perhaps I am, but he said "*Have faith*"at the end of the battle we just had."
SIMBER: "He never did anything on this network... his moves had to be generated from a tissue sample. ...This is more like when The Void hacked me. Somebody who knows everything Ivan does, everything you do, and everything Metal does..."
Wolfman: "SIMBER... do not take things personally, but I need a clear head to figure this out."
SIMBER: "Look for somebody who knows a lot."
Wolfman: "...list those that fit that last description."
SIMBER: "Thank goodness for that registry Locos had in his dex... Ivan Robotnik. Ivo Robotnik. Lord Grodus. Kefka. A Super Nerd? Master and Crazy Hand... 10% chance of Bowser."
Wolfman types all of what SIMBER is saying on his personal spot so he can access this again.
SIMBER: "Lord Grodus... he's got a high percentage."
Charles Magellean goes to G & W to attempt to see if we can merchandize the Ice Block.
SIMBER: "He is a computer himself."
Metal Man (GM): GW is there.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hello, Locos."
Wolfman: "SIMBER, perhaps most, if not all, of the computers connected to the Stadium are acting up... not just the smash dex. As Administrator, I hereby order you to shut down for 48 hours for debugging purposes."
SIMBER: "Affirmative. System shut down."
Wolfman: *Talking out loud now.*
Charles Magellean takes out the Ice Block.
ALBERT: "Your need for debugging has been noticed, Wolfman."
Wolfman: "...I have a strange feeling that SIMBER knows more than he's telling me. However, if he's active... it might make things worse. I am pretty sure I made the right decision."
ALBERT: "Shall I assist? Ivan sent me."
Wolfman is spooked a little.
ALBERT: "Your data has been attacked by an enemy of me as well as you and this entire universe."
Wolfman: "Sorry if I don't remember you... but go ahead."
ALBERT: "Affirmative. ...This is horrible... I shall give you a status report soon."
Wolfman: "Personally, it pains me that I have to shut down SIMBER... but I can't help that something is wrong. Thank you though."
Mr. Game and Watch: "That's a nice Ice Block, Locos."
VG will handle shopping after Locos.
Charles Magellean: "I'm wondering if we can promote this on the market. Got it from a fine Buster Beetle."
Wolfman: "...can I trust you to make sure the office is safe while I go to R&R? I think I need some air."
ALBERT: "Yes, Wolfman."
Mr. Game and Watch: "It looks mighty fine to me. What does it do?"
Wolfman starts to walk out... then turns around.
Charles Magellean face is frozen.
Wolfman: "Oh yes... if any bills come my way, store and organize them. I'm still hoping for a secretary, and one hasn't shown up yet." *He then leaves.*
Charles Magellean reads off from his elbow.
Aribar heads towards G&W's shop. He has ALOT of shopping to do.
Charles Magellean: "This-ice-block-can-be-used-to-cool-things-down, freeze-stuff, or-hurt-people." *He read it like a loud pause between words.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "I'll just check the computer... ...It says, 'Out To Lunch. Being Debugged. ...Weird... I'll use paper, then."
Charles Magellean: "I'll just sell the bugger."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Okay. You want to sell that, or have me sell it as a product?"
Aribar: "You guys depend on technology too much..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: Your dex beeps.
Charles Magellean: "Sell it as a product."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Ah. Sounds good."
Aribar hrms and opens his Dex.
Mr. Game and Watch: "I will pay you 10 coins for every sale of this new product."
Smash Dex: "Have Faith, Aribar."
Charles Magellean bows.
Mr. Game and Watch: "As well as 100 coins for selling the product to me."
Aribar: "...Ummm... Oookay..."
Charles Magellean: "I hope you are able to sell many of them to make a profit."
Mr. Game and Watch: "I should... VG will like them."
Charles Magellean: "?"
VG: "I'll like what?"
Charles Magellean looks confused.
VG is waiting in line.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Ice blocks!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: The voice... it is vaguely familiar. It reminds you of the time when you first destroyed the Quester Hunters. But who? It isn't Zio...
Aribar tries to think of who it may be...
VG: "I'll have just enough room to try them out... freezing enemies might be more useful than just throwing eggs that don't do a thing."
Metal Man (GM: You think, 'It's Dagon! Even though he was dead at that time anyway!
Aribar: "Hrm... I KNOW I heard that voice somewhere bef--... It had to be Dagon..."
VG: "Let me figure out the rest of what I want, and then give me a total if you can."
Mr. Game and Watch: "They're 200 a pop."
Metal Man (GM): *One second. I must append to the site.*
Charles Magellean goes away. "Have a good time."
Metal Man (GM): *I must pause the RP to add the item in question to the chart.*
Aribar hrms... He puts the thought on hold for right now to do shopping.
Metal Man (GM): *And that* http://www.smbhq.com/users/ssb_rpg/SSQ101.htm#ITEMS Scroll all the way down check out the Ice Block. Now to fix the eeeevil EXP.
VG checks out the item...
Aribar: "I'd like nine Maple Syrups, ten Honey Syrups, and four Green Potions please."
Metal Man (GM): *SSQ101 fixed! Unpause.*
Charles Magellean: *600 away... from level 15.*
Metal Man (GM): Sorry about that. I just had to talk to real people to keep in touch with reality. I mean, people I could see. You know. I manage to coop myself up here for days on end without seeing real people and still maintain my sanity.
Garrick Fy`aar: *No worries.*
VG gets a look at the ONE Ice Cube that Locos brought in... "...how long will it take for you to mass produce those?" *He is talking to G&W here.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "You mean... you want some? I've got a ton already. Professor Oak's Item Duplicator! One-of-a-kind. Requires a mysterious power source... And only I know how to use it."
VG: "Perhaps you can teach me some time... but not tonight." *He tosses his list to G&W Smb2 style. *VG's shopping list:**
Mr. Game and Watch: "Okay then." *Tosses the items to VG, requiring the coins, of course.*
VG also tosses up 13180 coins Smb2 style... he is short you know. He ducks down, flashes, jumps onto the table/desk/whatever, and takes them. VG has gained: a boatload of items! "Thank you." He gathers his stuff and goes to the lobby to hopefully check up on the ad that he posted... if not for his sake, for Wolfman's. He returns to G&W.
Garrick Fy`aar is still at Nova's place, working on a new Smash Dex.
VG: "Just one more thing, before I forget... do you know who can fix my hat?" *He shows him the broken hat.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "I can!"
Mr. Game and Watch: "That will be 1500 coins."
VG tosses him the hat and 1500 coins.
Metal Man (GM): GW takes the hat, and tosses it into a machine... 'The Weapon Fixer 34000' *GLOW* *MAGIC EFFECT.*
VG SMB2-jumps onto the table to see the Weapon Fixer in action.
Metal Man (GM): It dings... it's like a microwave... dings again... Dings repeatedly, the broken hat spinning. The hat suddenly explodes. Then it reforms.
VG: "WHA?!?-----huh?!?!?" *He was almost ready to faint.*
Metal Man (GM): Then it pops out, a little hot to the touch.
Mr. Game and Watch: "It is fixed."
VG: "...you sure it's safe to wear right away?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman, meanwhile, has gotten a reply to his ad.
VG takes the hat back and puts it on.
Metal Man (GM): It says... 'Have Faith'... how annoying! This evil catchphrase is popping up everywhere for some reason.
Wolfman: "...I am NOT hiring Ganondorf." *He goes to the Big Room... hopefully, Mewtwo is there.*
Charles Magellean whistles down to the warp room.
Wolfman: "Mewtwo, I have a strange feeling that Ganondorf has infected our systems. The phrase 'Have faith' has been appearing a lot lately, messing with the Smash Dexes and our minds. He said that phrase at the end of our latest battle."
Aribar: "'allo, Mr. Watch... I've a bit of a large list this day. I'd like nine Maple Syrups, ten Honey Syrups, four Green Potions, and a Lightning Topaz please... That amounts to 7300 coins, correct?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Ahhh... as you want, I shall get you your items."
Metal Man (GM): GW goes and gets the items for Aribar.
Mewtwo: "Hmmmm... I shall research it. Something tells me that we are being plagued by... not Ganondorf. It also got to Ganondorf. All the things that say 'Have Faith' have been infected somehow..."
Wolfman: "Thank you. Also, SIMBER has been shut down for... about 47.5 hours remaining; ALBERT is helping with debugging. I thought you should know."
Wolfman: "You know how to reach me if there is more trouble." *He starts going to his room .oO(NOT Ganondorf? Oh brother...)*
VG goes to R&R with his brand spankin' fixed hat.
Metal Man (GM): The hat is shiny. It looks neat.
Aribar waits until G&W gets his stuff, pays the money, and heads to Wolf's office...
Metal Man (GM): Locos warps to Nova's place right after the Aribar - Wolfman talk. Aribar: You knock into Wolf as he's about to enter his office.
Charles Magellean waltzes down to the warp room, sets coordinates, and sets the autotimer. He drinks coca-cola while time goes by.
Aribar: "Oh... 'allo, Wolf... I think there's something wrong with the Smash Dexes."
Wolfman: "You are correct."
Smash Dex: "Have Faith."
Wolfman: *To Dex* "Shut up."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: INT check to think of what voice that is?
Aribar: "...See? It sounds like Dagon!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: Ohhh... you're close on this one... very close...
Aribar: "You remember him, right? It sounded like someone around the end of the Quester Hunter period... I don't think we ever confirmed Dagon as dead."
Wolfman: *To Aribar* "Dagon? I'm not so sure..."
Metal Man (GM): It sounds like... somebody... somebody you read in the files... not Dagon. It's close to The Void, but more human.
Wolfman: "...I'm pretty sure Dagon is dead... the voice itself... hmmm... ...do you know anything about a more... how should I say... humanoid Void?"
Aribar: "Umm... No. The only person with enough malice and anger to be even close to the Void would be Zio I think."
Wolfman: "Well, that's what I gather from this voice. Similar to The Void, but with a human dialect... more so than the Void anyway. Zio doesn't sound much like the Void. I'm pretty sure of that."
ALBERT: "Yes, to add to that, the hacking I have detected is also similar, but different to The Void."
ALBERT: "But who is like The Void?"
Wolfman: "The Void wanted to make everything to what he called his image if I remember right. ...sounds like a jealous god or something."
Aribar: "...I still think there is a possibility it may be Dagon."
Wolfman: "Aribar, I'm going to advice that you drop the Dagon thought."
ALBERT: "The Void's image was nothingness. So that meant total destruction."
Wolfman: "Alright... who else wants total destruction?"
ALBERT: "I do not know."
Wolfman: "...by the way, how goals the debugging?"
Aribar just realizes something... "Simber's down? ... Are the Stadium's defenses operational?"
Wolfman: "...ummm... good question."
ALBERT: "Debugging is on schedule. Stadium defenses are being controlled manually by Mewtwo."
Wolfman: "Thank you ALBERT."
ALBERT: "Nova and Metal Sonic are on alert in case of failure."
Metal Man (GM): Now... to Locos's side of the story.
Wolfman goes to his ROOM now...
Aribar: "Whew... I'll sleep easier knowing that... In fact..." *The elf yawns.* "Good night!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You're warped to Nova's main computer, where Garrick is.
Charles Magellean beams toward the place of novaness.
Garrick Fy`aar: *Locos would find about fifteen different gun barrels pointed at him as soon as he warps in*
Charles Magellean: "I suppose you'd sooner welcome an enemy than me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...stand down, Nova."
Nova: "...My security protocols must have been out of whack."
Metal Man (GM): The guns disappear.
Charles Magellean: "Security malfunction?" *He looks and walks around.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Like I said, Nova, target anything or anyone that comes through. Anyone."
Nova: "I am just tweaking the settings."
Garrick Fy`aar turns to Locos.
Nova: "Garrick is the one who made them so high."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Can I help you with something?"
Nova: "But as long as it isn't dangerous to my safety, I might as well comply."
Charles Magellean: "They need to be hi--I came to stop by since you started hangin' out here. So what are you currently doing?"
Nova: "He is making a new Smash Dex. The old one was damaged by a hacker attack."
Garrick Fy`aar: *Locos would find the place massively changed. It looks like a warroom. Bunks along one wall, a long rack of guns on the other, a large table in the middle with several projects*
Nova: "Callsign 'Have Faith' is responsible."
Charles Magellean: "Shoo! ...hacker attack."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's what I thought. I'm developing a new kind of Dex that would be better for the Questers. Something more reliable."
Charles Magellean: "I'm not sure... but I believe I heard alarms about a hacker in base as well."
Nova: "Someone who knew more than anyone in my database."
Charles Magellean: "Simber had to be taken offline."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, I heard about that."
Charles Magellean: "This is a conundrum. Only one person would be able to have that much info."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And that is?"
Charles Magellean: "Or several. Any guesses? I'm not sure myself, but they had to have in depth info."
Nova: "...The person would have to have fought the Questers at an early period... have a vendetta... come back repeatedly for more attempts..."
Garrick Fy`aar growls softly, then turns to some papers he has on a piece of the table "...or could have been a Quester himself."
Nova: "And hasn't been identified despite attacking on and off for... FIVE YEARS!"
Charles Magellean: "On a rampage like the void or a smaller scale?"
Nova: "A very quiet scale. Almost invisible."
Charles Magellean: "Or someone like Ganondorf?"
Nova: "Altered a letter each year."
Charles Magellean: "Hmm..."
Nova: "ONE. LETTER. But this time... it was just good enough to gain high access by changing a password to 'Faith'."
Charles Magellean used his in check "Well having faith is always a good way to keep hope."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We need more information. ...Nova, cross reference Quester files for anyone who said "*Have Faith*"a lot."
Charles Magellean: "Maybe it doesn't have to do with have faith... rather it be a calling card."
Nova: "Garrick. 0 matches."
Garrick Fy`aar: "A calling card..."
Nova: "That is, there is no trace of such a person, ever, even in archived things..."
Metal Man (GM): You think that it's Zio.
Charles Magellean: "...Zio!?...Ohh no no no no noo!"
Nova: "Not even in Zio's file..."
Charles Magellean: "Tap into the depths... of reality... reality is thought back."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...could the Quester Hunters be around again?"
Nova: "...None have appeared..."
Charles Magellean: "...A wizard did it!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Locos, why don't you just head on out of here and search yourself. I'll be looking for things with Nova."
Nova: "A wizard did it? What type of Wizard? There is a such thing as a computer wizard."
Charles Magellean: "Head on out... search."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: Yes.
Charles Magellean: "...I'm thinking The Void... ...but with more of a human dialect."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Tridus?"
Charles Magellean: "Might be."
Nova: "...A rather interesting note, there."
Charles Magellean: "..." *Thinks back*
Nova: "Should we warp him in and ask him?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Not at the moment."
Charles Magellean: "But who would be that much info and admired The Voi..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We need to be subtle about this."
Charles Magellean thinks back.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You think of... sometime back when the Quester Hunters were first defeated. A person from that era.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...anything?"
Charles Magellean: "I'm almost thinking that it was Nyev... but's the person superimposing on him!"
Nova: "...Ny... ev?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Never heard of him."
Charles Magellean: *I'm gonna get this.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, of course, you can't help but think of Ruvyn.
Charles Magellean: "...RUYVN!"
Nova: "...! ...There is a definite match in there... A far-off one. 1%. But... close. The others all had 0%."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ruyvn. One of the Quester Hunters, right?"
Nova: "Also dead. Ivo Robotnik killed him."
Charles Magellean: "Negative. A Fallen Quester. He has the info of the Fighter Remote now."
Nova: "... This person is a master of trickery!"
Charles Magellean: "I crossed-reference the info from that from the time era of the Thirteen Gentlemen. What do you mean? ...Faked his death!"
Nova: "If this is true... he forged his own death... And continually sabotaged everything the Questers did. Ever since he joined... BEFORE then, even..."
???: "...I can't let you keep that information."
Metal Man (GM): A voice... somewhere... matches the smash dex voice perfectly.
Charles Magellean: "Nyev."
Nyev: "How could you guess? My secrecy is unmatched."
Charles Magellean: "When you have the memory of a Lunarian, and deep thinking is involved of past events, cross-referencing is easy."
Garrick Fy`aar instantly goes to his jacket, swinging it onto his form as he draws the M150 and glances around.
Metal Man (GM): You see nothing.
Charles Magellean: "That and you keep coming after me."
Nyev: "Well. You're close. But far, far from the truth."
Charles Magellean: "Yeah, I know."
Nyev: "However... knowing this info is highly damaging to me."
Charles Magellean: "You're after something else."
Nyev: "How about... a deal? Do you want... power? Do you want... knowledge?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Not this again..."
Charles Magellean: "...That's what got me into trouble in the first place---ah huh?"
Nyev: "Do you want... courage?"
Garrick Fy`aar stops slightly.
Nyev: "I can get you anything you want."
Charles Magellean snaps out of this.
Nyev: "In exchange, you will never be able to tell another soul about me. Think of it. Anything. I could even save a doomed planet."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what are you doing with the Triforce, Nyev?"
Charles Magellean: "He said knowledge, not wisdom."
Nyev: "The triforce is a toy, poor boy."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Close enough."
Nyev: "I could get you something... better."
Charles Magellean: "I thought as much. I knew Ganondorf was wasting his time."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You have nothing I want."
Nyev: "I have everything you want, and more. You're just blind. Blind... to desires... to life... to power! How ironic... you wish to be remembered, yet you deny your chance."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm tired of this same sort of talk. If you've got something to say, then say it. If not, get out of here."
Nyev: "Do you deny your chance to save the world for a piece of knowledge?"
Charles Magellean: "I need no additional power, for stat enhancing badges prove a person has weak inner skills. I need not knowledge, for I observe and can remember detail by detail. And I need not courage, for the Kalm'bine is forever sided with me and the others!"
Nyev: "I have something to say. Have faith."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM.*
Charles Magellean: "!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire place suddenly shakes, knocking everyone off their feet.
Nova: "...A mysterious error has erased all that you said within the last 10 minutes."
Metal Man (GM): You both remember everything, though.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, that was odd."
Nova: "How did the erasure happen?"
Charles Magellean: "...The person responsible for all the hacking and info..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...yeah, him."
Charles Magellean: "It's gotta be..." *He stops.* "Something tells me as soon as I find out, the memory will be erased."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, I know what you mean... alright."
Charles Magellean looks >_>...<_<.... "Isn't that right, guy who controls Phendrana ocean? Yeah, it was so easy to figure out who it was. Welp, gotta go."
Charles Magellean whistles as he leaves for a trip.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right then. Later, Locos."
Charles Magellean takes out his chair and goes off for enemy hunting; next stop: Poshley Heights!
Metal Man (GM): Off you gooooo! WHOOSH! And soon enough, you are there.
Charles Magellean: "So amazingly easy to know who had hacked our systems. Too bad Nyev isn't around to kill me for the info." *He wanders around, asking people if they remember meeting a bouncing head and some guys with goggles that hang out with the head.*
Metal Man (GM): The heights are posh as before... you ask some people. INT check... This time, for what people think of your question. You get a lot of responses. 'By the museum' is the highest amount.
Charles Magellean floats overby to visit Poshley Sanctum.
Metal Man (GM): You go there ..A bouncing head is, indeed, there.
???: "Life is so boring without a body... why couldn't I have tried summoning someone sympathetic to my cause?"
Charles Magellean: "So... this is what the leader of the X-Nauts is reduced to. Pity you didn't ask around to be reformed."
???: "...How do you know? Are you Mario's comrade... uhhh... Bluigi? I can't do much. My few remaining Grunts refuse to do more than protect me. And somebody named Nyev... he's around here... He shot one of my Grunts..."
Charles Magellean: "Well..."
Metal Man (GM): One of them, indeed, has a bullet hole in their hat.
Charles Magellean: "I know of Mario. And how he and his partners humiliated you, your army, Crump, etc."
???: "..." *Cringes.*
Charles Magellean: "And I have the power to restore you... Lord Grodus."
???: "...But... how?"
Charles Magellean: "Surely you have heard of a certain Quester that long ago went Maverick when Smithy was terrorizing Nintendus."
Grodus: "...No... you must be mistaken. I never saw that happen. TEC informed me that it was another timeline. ...Which confused me."
Charles Magellean: "True, yet have you heard of Charles L. Magellean? Explain Valhalla Fortress existing in this time."
Grodus: "I have heard of those two. You must be him."
Charles Magellean: "I... am Charles L. Magellean."
Grodus: "Only such a lofty figure could assist me."
Charles Magellean raises an eyebrow. "Lofty."
Grodus: "You have power in high places."
Charles Magellean: "Surely you don't mean the arrogant form of that word. Ahh... that definition."
Grodus: "Do you think I'm in a position to insult you? I have 1% of your combat power. Bums attack me at night. People throw rocks at me."
Charles Magellean: "I can restore your honor, position, and respect. As for you and the rest, it would be an honor to have the X-Nauts serve under me in the revived military."
Grodus: "Revived... military... what kind? ...I do not serve anyone. I gained this fate because of it. I am willing to keep it instead of being commanded around by somebody else."
Charles Magellean coughs. "Sorry... I sneezed. I said 'work by me' in the revived Magellean Military."
Grodus: "That would be acceptable. But my body is all gone..."
Charles Magellean: "I can restore you to your previous state."
Grodus: "Well then. Where shall we go?"
Charles Magellean: "Magellean Tower may be on the fortress in the realm of the heavens, but Charles Cavern is fully in-tact, and the peak of my inventions and technology is in there."
Grodus: "Very well. Grunts! Carry me!"
Grunts: *Make an 'X' with their hands, pick up Grodus's head.*
Grodus: "Can they come aboard your chair?"
Charles Magellean: "Ahh... the salute. I never tire of that---hmm..." *He walks over and makes a few modifications at 200 mph. He whistles a show tune while doing that.* "Done."
Charles Magellean: "I introduce the carpool Rocket chair mach 2. Long name, but self-explanatory." *He hops into the the front seat.* "Lemme guess... Crump failed you for the last time."
Metal Man (GM): The grunts leap aboard with the head.
Grodus: "Pretty much."
Charles Magellean: *Sigh* "It is hard to find reliable help these days."
Grodus: "Yes. Very."
Charles Magellean rockets forward to the second Charles cavern, located conveniently 10 miles NNW of the quester HQ.
Grodus: "Even my own computer revolted against me. All I have left is these 5.9 grunts... yeah... the one with a hole in the head isn't terribly useful."
Charles Magellean: "Meh. You didn't know it had the capibilty to learn emotions like love."
Grodus: "...Yes. The next computer I make will be without all feelings! If I ever make one."
Charles Magellean: "Now then... where was it's exa---found it." *He lowers himself. He gets out of the chair. "We have arrived." *He takes the chair after the grunts move out.
Grodus: "Okay." *Looks around, with help of the Grunts.*
Charles Magellean: "It's not much at first. It being a cave... some traveling is required to get to the actual base itself."
Grodus: "Well, the grunts will do all the legwork."
Charles Magellean: "Of course." *He leads the way.* *5.3 minutes of trekking later* "We have arrived."
Grodus: "Good. That walk was getting boring for a second there..."
Charles Magellean and the X-Nauts arrive at a very large open space occupied by a dome replica of the X-Naut moon base. "I was fond of your design, so I had decided to make one like your old base."
Grodus: "Amazing. How do you keep Ivan Robotnik out of it?"
Charles Magellean: "Down to the floors, gravity, air, smell, beeping designs, and all without a tec---ahh. Lunarian technology. Able to be undetected by Nintopian radar."
Grodus: "Well well. All you need is Saga radar and you'd be set. Though the Saga people have been silent for a long time, so I wouldn't know."
Charles Magellean: "The other exception is the lack of X-Nauts and their being machine mades." *He and the other approach the inside and to the throne room about 7 minutes later. He claps twice. Two machine mades come in.*
Grodus: "But... once again. What about your other base? I mean... it's all staffed and everything."
Charles Magellean: "Valhalla fortress?...I don't have legal ownership over it."
Grodus: "I hear all it does is advertise Tires over football games..."
Charles Magellean: "Not yet."
Grodus: "Going to steal it?"
Charles Magellean: "Not much of it since Void was defeated. And stealing it? Ivan would be after me in a heartbeat, not to mention Nova."
Grodus: "And... Ricky too! And the Questers... This world just isn't cut out for us average bad guys."
Charles Magellean: "You are not average. King Koopa; now that's average. Machine mades, construct and rebuild Grodus to his original body. Grodus, give them the schematics after you leave. I rather not jeopardize them out in the open. On the double, sirs!" *The Machine Mades give their own 'X' salute, and await the grunts to softly hand them Grodus's head.*
Metal Man (GM): The grunts salute back to them and do so.
Charles Magellean: "It will be a few hours, but soon you will literally be back on your feet, Lord Grodus."
Grodus: "Very well. What if your own Lunarian Radar detects this place? The Valhalla was originally designed by you."
Charles Magellean readjusts his glasses. It giving off a glare. "The Valhalla Fortress itself was an ancient design. The radar was secretly deactivated by me. No one even knows that there is one. The remaining grunts can do as you order them. Machine mades will also be under your command as well."
Grodus: "I'll have them supervise for now."
Charles Magellean: "Dismissed." *He gives an 'X' salute, then departs. He arrives back at Quester HQ 20 minutes later.* "Bowser will soon be arrested. We will have a fresh enemy to deal with." *He said that before he entered. He now enters.
Lumis Dongthar sits at the throne of D.A.R.K.'s lair. Then, he feels a jolt in his head. He goes to numb the pain by rubbing his head.
Metal Man (GM): Shadow Aribar runs up.
Shadow Aribar: "My lord. There are strange things happening with my alter-ego."
Lumis Dongthar: "That is not the only concern. My mind-control was abruptly cut off. I am not able to gain any more power."
Shadow Aribar: "...What cut it off?"
Lumis Dongthar: "...I'm not sure. There was this period of non-existence... then nothing."
Shadow Aribar: "Hmmm... because... the Questers have been attacked repeatedly by some sort of hacker. Someone or something has been manipulating them around. They almost freed Ganondorf!"
Lumis Dongthar: "That should concern us why. Get to the point, Shadow."
Shadow Aribar: "Well... ...the same person appears to be here, as well..." *Holds up a note that says 'Have Faith'*
Lumis Dongthar reads the note.
Shadow Aribar: "I found this taped to a nondescript door. It also had 'Nyev' carved into the bottom of it. But... we're sealed off... it is impossible for anyone to get in here!"
Lumis Dongthar: "Wrong. I only sealed off the mirror portals."
Shadow Aribar: "...So this person could have gotten in through some other way... This activity seems to have begun immediately after you began the D.A.R.K. society."
Lumis Dongthar: "We began this together, Shadow. And as for this Nyev. If what you say is true, then this can jeopardize our plans of killing off Charles and your Aribar. If they are able to travel like this annoyance, then the plan will fall apart. Find him and interrogate him."
Nyev: "That won't be necessary."
Metal Man (GM): A strange, mutated person lands off of the ceiling, with his sniper rifle and keypad.
Nyev: "Ask me what you want. I only ask one thing in return."
Lumis Dongthar: "You saved Shadow the trouble of finding you. What is this request?"
Nyev: "I wish to know your name."
Lumis Dongthar raises an eyebrow.
Nyev: "For I have not heard you speak it. And that is worth telling you what little you deserve to know."
Metal Man (GM): Nyev stretches, a definite surrealism in his gait. Much like how Sheik moved in SSB:M.
Lumis Dongthar: "Curious. You come here into the Dark Realm, infiltrate my Lair, and ask my name. I suppose I can do that for such a request. I am Lumis Dongthar, Dark Sorcerer and Master Mimic. I am the evil twin brother of Charles Magellean. We are of different dimensions. Do not bother asking about the logic of the idea."
Nyev: "Why thank you, Lumis Dongthar, Dark Sorcerer and Master Mimic, evil brother of Charles Magellean."
Lumis Dongthar: "My first name is all you will need to call me. Now for what I desire."
Nyev: "But it is not enough to make me immune to your mimicking tricks."
Metal Man (GM): Nyev laughs a bit.
Shadow Aribar: *Gapes.*
Nyev: "You may not be Doopliss-" *Cracking noise heard* "But your name, said by yourself, was all I needed. Now then. Ask away."
Lumis Dongthar: "You do not become in the way of our goals, and I desire to re-establish a link with Charles Magellean."
Nyev: "You desire to do so? Well then. You've got the right person for the job. I'll re-establish it for you for free. The Chaos Breaker is a tin toy compared to what I can do."
Lumis Dongthar: "So that sword is what caused him to go berserk. He was always ignorant of the greater powers."
Nyev: "Indeed. Although he did get Bowser in prison."
Lumis Dongthar smiles, giving off a chuckle. "The lizard being a greater power. That is a good one."
Nyev: "Ah... a joke I made by accident. Those are usually the best."
Lumis Dongthar: "Now then, it is agreed. You know my name, you re-establish my mind control, and do not interfere with me and my D.A.R.K. cult."
Nyev: "Certainly. Now then. I have a curse to re-establish."
Metal Man (GM): He throws a miniature smokebomb that only covers him in smoke. He disappears, leaving a pile of dust only.
Doopliss: *Runs in* "Somebody said my name in an attempt to destroy my powers! ...Well. All they did was freak me out."
Lumis Dongthar: "You could notice a different presence that was around him, Shadow."
Shadow Aribar: "Yes... he was not everything he appeared to be. Some sort of extra energy surrounded that being."
Lumis Dongthar: "Indeed. I want you two to make sure he does not become involved in our affairs. Dismissed."
Shadow Aribar: "Very well. I shall make sure Aribar encounters him as much as possible."
Lumis Dongthar: *After they leave, he looks down slightly and becomes curious.* "The X-Zone has reappeared..."
Aribar comes out of the Library, just finishing reading a spellbook and talking with Garrick (in PM). He looks around the stadium for Mewtwo or Professor Oak.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo AND Professor Oak are seen, discussing.
Mewtwo: "The Smash Dexes have been destroyed! Fix them."
Professor Oak: "But... you don't understand! I can't..."
Aribar: "Uhh... 'allo. Just the two I wanted to see."
Professor Oak: "...Hmmmm?"
Aribar: "I've a question to ask you two... About the Smash Dexes... Approximately how much money was involved in their construction?"
Professor Oak: "Uhhhh... about a million coins."
Aribar: "Also, were they built by a high quality standard, or were they just somewhat mass-prod---A million coins!? ...Which reminds me... I need another one since Ganondorf destroyed mine. But anyways... Are you SERIOUS? That many coins?!"
Professor Oak: "Yes... it was a massive undertaking."
Aribar mumbles, "This may make things more difficult..."
Professor Oak: "Don't worry, we're making another one."
Mewtwo: "Although Garrick is trying to beat us. With a model that takes three times the time to use, uses 100 times the power, has to be controlled manually by the user, and is more dependent on a remote database."
Aribar: "...So you're saying he should just stop what he's doing?"
Professor Oak: "Not to mention it doesn't have a Moon Pearl, translator, or warp-forwarding device!"
Mewtwo: "Well, pretty much."
Aribar: "Hrm... I see... Well, I must be off on an errand to the Valhalla Fortress. Thanks for your time."
Metal Man (GM): They both nod, then continue arguing.
Professor Oak: "But it should shoot lasers!"
Mewtwo: "Not on our budget."
Aribar heads to the Warp Room.
Metal Man (GM): The warp room is operated manually, but still works.
Aribar attempts to set up the warp room to get to Valhalla Fortress.
Metal Man (GM): It works. *WARP.*
Aribar attempts to ask the nearest person where the financial area of the fortress is, or just wander around the fortress until he reaches it.
Metal Man (GM): You reach the area. There's tons o' money in there.
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He attempts to find some kind of head figure in the area...* "Hrm..." *He attempts to look around to see if there is anything that would indicate how many coins are in VF's treasury.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a large counter. $700,000,000 coins
Aribar: "Hrm... Well, I'm second in command... It is for a good cause..." *He attempts to think of a way to think of a way to transport 750,000 coins to the warproom...*
Metal Man (GM): You decide to use a conveniently located wheel barrow.
Aribar: "Oh, THIS won't look too suspicious..." *He behinds attempting to take coins out of the pool and into the wheel barrow.*
Metal Man (GM): You do so. It deducts it... so you're able to get exactly 750,000 coins.
Aribar begins to transport it to the warp room... Which is a bit difficult since he only has one arm.
Metal Man (GM): You eventually get to the warp room.
Aribar attempts to set this warp up to Nova's main chamber.
Metal Man (GM): It succeeds... sending it to Garrick the 'inventor'?
Aribar hrms... "Hopefully Locos and Yurie won't mind..." He warps back to the stadium and heads to his room.
Locos Docos (GM): What was that aboot?
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sent 750,000 coins to Garrick. From Valhalla Fortress.
Locos Docos (GM): I approve of the transaction. Now then, let's start.
Charles Magellean: *He starts outside of the stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a nice day. You hear rustling in the bushes.
Charles Magellean: "Hmm?"
Metal Man (GM): No reply. You see the bushes moving, too.
Charles Magellean checks the bushes.
Metal Man (GM): ...Something LEAPS into the air.
Charles Magellean wonders what just leaped outta the bush.
Metal Man (GM): ...You see it clearly, now... it's Jesse... James... and Meowth. They land on the ground.
Jesse: "Prepare for trouble!"
James: "Make that double!"
Jesse: "To protect the world from the evils of truth and love!"
Charles Magellean: "To gaze as you two speak about the stars above... James, Jesse, Meowth, yeah, I'm prepared to fight for no reason."
Meowth: "...That's right?"
James: "Now then. We're here to capture you."
Charles Magellean: "Get out your large contraption and let's get this over with."
Jesse: "Surrender before we destroy you!"
Charles Magellean: "...Wait..."
James: "Who do you think you are, second-guessing our plans?"
Jesse: "Yeah! We've worked for an entire week on this one!"
Charles Magellean: "...Seems like the both of you have different motives. One wants to capture me, and the other wants to destroy."
James: "...Just step back and prepare to be defeated!"
Charles Magellean: "..."
Jesse: "What do you think you are, the GRAMMAR POLICE?" *Looks angry.*
Charles Magellean pulls out his machinegun.
Meowth: "...That gun looks awfully shiny!"
Charles Magellean: "You like it? I bought it from a spirit for 10,000 coins."
James: "...Jesse... did we include an anti-machine gun plan?"
Jesse: "No! We thought the Twerp would naturally save him, and then we'd defeat Pikachu."
Meowth: "Uhhh... guys?"
James: "What? I thought he was going to fall for our pit!"
Jesse: "What do you mean, pit?"
James: "The one I dug over here!"
Metal Man (GM): James walks behind Locos and falls into a pit.
Jesse: "You IDIOT! You just triggered your own trap!"
Meowth: "..." *Sighs.*
James: "It isn't my fault! You were supposed to push him!"
Jesse: "Touch that dirty person while he was posed to kill me? Never!"
Charles Magellean: "...She's got a point."
James: "...I think we forgot which sides we were supposed to be on. This pit... was dug by you!"
Charles Magellean: "I mean here I am, wondering why the three of you are bumbling right in front of Quester HQ without a mech."
Metal Man (GM): Meowth runs up to Locos. Meowth snatches the machinegun. Meowth now has the machinegun pointed at you.
Meowth: "Stick your hands up! You're coming with me!"
James: "What? What's going on up there?"
Charles Magellean: "Oh praise the lord! A cat with a gun!"
Jesse: "Isn't that cute... EVEN THE POKEMON HAD MORE INTELLIGENCE THAN YOU, JAMES!"
Meowth: "These dimwits were wasting my valuable time. Before I kidnap you, though, the person who hired us gave me a message. He said the following..." *Imitating Ruvyn's voice* "You're going to be mind controlled to take over the world. If you do not resist, I may just be able to help you... have faith. What a nutcase. If I were him, I'd skip controlling you and take over the world myself!"
Charles Magellean: "...A messenger."
Jesse: "Less talk! More kidnapping!"
Metal Man (GM): Jesse tries to stick a brown sack over Locos.
Charles Magellean: "...Now I understand--" *He whooshes to the right.*
Metal Man (GM): ...It looks like she falls in the pit.
Charles Magellean: "That message was relayed by Lumis Dongthar!"
Meowth: "...Lumis Dongathingy?"
Charles Magellean: "No one else would be insane to try to take over my mind. Now then."
Meowth: "Besides Mewtwo... good thing they're arguing about something called a smash dex, or else we'd have been found out by now!"
Metal Man (GM): (Can be heard outside) Mewtwo: "I told you, we cannot afford a cheese grater attachment to the smash dex." Oak: "But what if the Questers faced off a huge hunk of cheese?"
Charles Magellean fumbles for real this time.
Metal Man (GM): Meowth avoids that, being a fast cat. Then Meowth fires at you.
Meowth: "Stop moving, you idiot!"
Metal Man (GM): 5 damage per hit.
Charles Magellean: "Okay, let's try this again." *He pulls out his automatics.*
Meowth: "Get into the pit!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: SPD check. You avoid a hand that emerges from the pit after your ankles.
James: "Drat. He moved too fast!"
Jesse: "Try again, you dumb ox!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.*
James: "Yes... I will..."
Charles Magellean: "Now then... let's try this my way." *He fires 6 bullets at Meowth. 14% per hit.*
Metal Man (GM): 1 2 hits. Meowth psueudo-blurs around the attacks.
Meowth: "Wise guy, eh? Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Meowth shoots at you again ..He trips on the trigger after shooting you once.
Charles Magellean gets hit by the first one.
Metal Man (GM): 5 damage.
Charles Magellean: "You're good, but the machinegun is outclassed by my skills." *He spread fires into mewoth this time.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss miss miss miss.
Meowth: "That's it! I'm taking you down, crazy boy!"
Charles Magellean: "Judging by your movement... your SPD is of a 25-26."
Meowth: "That's nuthing compared to THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): Meowth points his hand at you, shooting... HYPER BEAM at you! 80% damage as the nonelemental beam explodes on you.
Charles Magellean: "Aiiiiyyyeeeeee*Skid... skid skid*."
Metal Man (GM): SPD check to avoid da pit. Locos: You definitely fall into the pit. James and Jesse are gone... an electrified net grabs you. The net is then encapsulated in a sort of sealed titanium cylinder. You're constantly being zapped. You feel the place rising.
Meowth: "That's it with you!"
Metal Man (GM): Other Questers: You may participate now. You see a Meowth Balloon taking off with Locos. Locos is trapped in an electrified net inside a heavy cylinder. James, Jesse, and Meowth are aboard the balloon.
Jesse: "See? Meowth did it for us!"
James: "...But we won't get paid for it!"
Meowth: "Shhhh! We have to make a sneaky getaway."
Charles Magellean: "Nyev...*The energy continually drains away from him.*."
Metal Man (GM): The balloon is slowly getting away.
Aribar walks out of his room and decides that he probably should tell Locos about what he did. "Simb--Err... Albert?"
Aribar: "Where's Locos?"
ALBERT: "...He is currently flying outside. By shocking himself with electricity."
Aribar: "...Can you ready a CaC or something?"
ALBERT: "That needs clearance which I cannot give. I could, however, boot up SIMBER. Do you think that would do it?"
Aribar: "...Thanks anyways... No, no, that's okay. You don't need to."
Aribar goes and jogs towards the nearest elevator to the roof.
Metal Man (GM): You're at the roof. You see a Meowth Balloon slowly getting away.
Meowth: "Too late, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): It's about 50 feet away... and 50 feet off the ground.
Gibby notices Aribar jogging, and decides to follow him.
Jesse: "Why aren't we going any higher?"
James: "Yeah, what gives?"
Aribar: "Terrorbolt!" *He hopes that this beam of electricity can go that far and pierce the balloon.*
Meowth: "You dolts forgot how heavy metal is!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: A blue shield sends the Terrorbolt RIGHT back into the building... blowing up Wolfman's office.
Aribar: "...Gibby did it!"
Meowth: "Nice try! We're used to Pikachu attacking. So we got ourselves a shield!"
Digifanatic gets out of his room, and sees Wolf's office blown up from the hall. "What in the world...?"
Aribar: "...Earth Elemental Blast!"
Gibby: "Ari, what's going on?"
Aribar attempts to shoot an elemental blast of earth at the balloon. "I think Locos is being crazynapped."
Metal Man (GM): The attack hits the force field and blows out Deloth's room.
Meowth: "Hahahaha! You're blowing up your own building!"
Aribar: "Uhhh... Digi did that!"
Gibby: "Ari, stop destroying HQ!"
Charles Magellean: "Ari!! Use the death elemental!!"
Digifanatic: "What did I do? Oh."
ALBERT: "Defenses are currently unmanned. Should I boot up SIMBER?"
Deloth runs over to Ari, ready to kill. "YOU'LL PAY FOR THIS!"
Aribar: "...Ummm... Death Elemental Blast!" *The elf follows Locos's advice... Probably not a good thing.*
Jesse: "I can't believe it! We're winning!"
Aribar: "...Yeah! Whatever, Albert!"
Metal Man (GM): The magic hits the shield. The shield explodes.
Digifanatic: "There ya go!"
SIMBER: "...Intruders detected."
Metal Man (GM): A shield goes up around HQ. The Balloon is outside the shield.
Digifanatic: "Now, we take over."
Charles Magellean: "I told him death was an element."
SIMBER: "All Questers are to report to Big Room."
Meowth: "Why is their building glowing like that?"
Aribar: "... Simber, shoot down that balloon!"
Charles Magellean: "It's their own force field, cat?"
Digifanatic (who still has 4 actions if his X Accuracy left), shoots a couple Thunderstorm bolts at the Meowth Balloon.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: They bounce off the force field around HQ.
Deloth hears Simber's request.
Metal Man (GM): Luckily, they hit nothing.
Aribar starts towards the Big Room, oblivious of Deloth.
Deloth: "Ari, you'll pay for this."
Gibby: "Quick, to the Big Room!"
Deloth heads for the Big Room.
Aribar: "Uhhh... Add it to my bill!"
SIMBER: "...I will deal with the intruders soon."
Gibby goes to the B.R.
Digifanatic enters the Big Room.
Deloth: "Lessee, 500,000 coins for materials..." *He heads into the Big Room grumbling.*
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/gba/T_MetroidFusion_DiscoveryTheme.mid
Gibby: "So what the heck's going on here? What was that air balloon?"
Metal Man (GM): You all enter the Big Room. It locks down.
SIMBER: "Questers have been successfully incarcerated. Please surrender all weapons."
Gibby: "That sounds painful..."
SIMBER: "Systems have been recalibrated."
Aribar: "...Albert! Shut SIMBER down now!"
Gibby: "Stop using big words!"
SIMBER: "ALBERT has been disconnected from the system. Please try again. You have 15 seconds to surrender or be destroyed."
Aribar: "...Control, alt, delete!"
SIMBER: "Invalid command."
Aribar: "...Escape! Alt, Eef Four!"
Metal Man (GM): A hologram appears... in fact... 10 of them. An Army. All of SIMBER.
Digifanatic: "Simber. Please turn off."
SIMBER: "Surrender now. Or be destroyed."
Aribar: "...We're screwed..."
Metal Man (GM): They all echo, the then of them raising their right arms.
SIMBER: "Those who resist will be terminated."
Aribar tosses Moonlight to the ground near the Simbers' feet.
Deloth tosses down his katana and Ice Rod.
SIMBER: "Thank you for your cooperation."
Aribar: .oO(Hopefully they think that's my only weapon...)
Gibby copies the others by dropping his gun.
SIMBER: "Have faith. You will be moved to the brig."
Deloth: "Why did you do this?!"
Gibby: "...what's up with 'have faith'? Sounds like everybody's saying that lately!"
SIMBER: "System administrator has ordered an emergency lockdown. All Questers are to be detained indefinitely or until otherwise mentioned."
Aribar: "Which Administrator did this?"
Deloth: "Who is the system admin?"
Gibby: "...what does that mean?"
SIMBER: "Aribar Hunter has ordered this action by activating the system."
Aribar: "No I--... I did... Err..."
Deloth blinks and looks over at ari.
Metal Man (GM): Another... evil looking but mysterious hologram appears.
Aribar: "I, Aribar Hunter and system administrator order you to stop this at once!"
???: "Well, what do we have here... the Questers detaining themselves. Your foolish attempts to shut down the system will not succeed."
Aribar: "...Who are you?"
???: "I will not tell you. It might overwhelm your pathetic little brain. Ironic, isn't it? The Questers, defeated by their own headquarters..."
Deloth: "We're not defeated yet."
Gibby: "Yeah... that is pretty ironic... I mean... NO WAY!"
???: "Everything you have done has gone according to my plan."
Deloth glances around the Big Room.
Digifanatic: "I think I know what that is..."
???: "Once the system reorganization is complete, I shall use you to destroy Lumis Dongthar."
Aribar: "...We'll willingly help you to destroy Lumis. Just stop this!"
Deloth glances around desperately.
Gibby: "Can't be... he's not gonna destroy himself."
???: "Now, Digifanatic... who do you think I am? I am curious, for I have not seen you or your comrades for many years."
Digifanatic: "You are what they call... the Boss... Giovanni."
???: "...You are truly an imbecile. I am above that puny mob boss."
Gibby: "Well I'm stumped."
???: "I have taken control of your headquarters to destroy Lumis. Your weak mental capabilities would have lost against his onslaught of riddles and power. You will do what I say, or you will be forever trapped in the X-zone."
Deloth: "Look, whoever you are, we will get out of here. We know every nook and cranny here."
Aribar: "...You can't possibly do that... Can you?"
???: "But... so do I, foolish mortal."
Deloth: "Computers can only do so much."
???: "Did it ever occur to you that I am not a computer?"
Aribar: "Deloth, this is a hacker..."
???: "SIMBER is, but I am not."
Aribar: "He hacked the Dexes and SIMBER with 'Have Faith' stuff..."
???: "Ah, yes. I did that as a prelude to your assimilation into my control. Now then. I might as well reveal myself."
Metal Man (GM): The hologram shines... *FLASH* It's Ruvyn. With his sword. He's fully healed. No longer that icky Nyev thing.
Gibby: *Gasps* "RUVYN!"
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn speaks with some sort of voice which is obviously not his own.
Aribar: "I thought you were free of darkness when I took the Sword of Darkness from you..."
Deloth: "Ruvyn... A little of an overachiever this time round, aren't you?"
Ruvyn: "It is I. I, Revenant Ruvyn have come back from the grave."
Revenant Ruvyn: "I am not a being of darkness. I am... of law."
Deloth: "Then why are you killing the law enforcement?"
Aribar shakes his head... "You are not who you say you are... You must be possessed..."
Revenant Ruvyn: "You really consider this mess to be law enforcement?"
Deloth: "Better than anarchy."
Aribar: "..." .oO(I'm feeling mighty suicidal... Now would be a good time to act...)
Revenant Ruvyn: "Now... to accomplish my dream."
Aribar: "Oh no you don't..."
Revenant Ruvyn: "SIMBER. Complete the reprogramming of all sectors. Set systems to Ruvyn.txt."
Aribar quickly reaches into a pocket and pulls out the Magikoopa Wand. The elf points it at Ruvyn and yells, "Death!"
Deloth runs forwards and attacks Ruvyn with a Claw Punch.
Digifanatic: "How did SIMBER not notice that, Ari?"
Metal Man (GM): Revenant Ruvyn is hit by the claw punch. Then he's hit by death ..His dead body gets up... A halo appears above his head, and shines.
Revenant Ruvyn: "You DARE touch a holy angel?"
Deloth: "Holy? I think not."
Aribar: "...More like unholy! Umm... Seal! Stun! Hold!" *The elf tries to restrain Ruv.*
Deloth: "More like from the depths of Hades."
Metal Man (GM): The attacks all hit him, but he walks towards you, undaunted. Still speaking, still moving.
Revenant Ruvyn: "THIS is for your half-witted magical foolery. ...ULTIMA!."
Aribar: "...Protection!" *The elf raises the wand above his head.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone, including Aribar, is blasted down to 1 HP by a green explosion. The entire room is destroyed.
Revenant Ruvyn: "Bow to me, or die!"
Gibby falls in pain.
Metal Man (GM): His voice... it is definitely different. A far more wizardy-evil type.
Deloth falls to the ground.
Aribar: .oO(I so wanna say, "I'd rather bow to a Goomba"...)
Revenant Ruvyn: "I will not tolerate such acts of arrogance!"
Aribar slowly gets to a kneeling position... He still tries to clutch the wand.
Revenant Ruvyn: "REPAIR this room, SIMBER."
Gibby quickly grabs his gun from the ground.
Metal Man (GM): The room starts to be repaired.
Revenant Ruvyn: "Is anyone else willing to die for a few words?"
Metal Man (GM): A sort of red hatred is in his eyes.