Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 148: Kuja's Conspiracies
Date: 3:07:55 PM, February 19th; 3:58:35 PM, February 22nd, 2005.
Aribar can see that any action will just get him killed... The elf lowers his eyes to the ground and bows.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You may trance if you like.
Aribar: "Anything we do against him will just get us killed."
Revenant Ruvyn: "Surrender!"
Deloth: "I'd NEVER bow to scum like you..." *He starts glowing white.*
Aribar: "If help was to arrive, whether it be Mewtwo, Ivan, or Nova, it would have arrived by now."
Digifanatic: "You're right Ar--Del what in the world do you think you're doing?"
Metal Man (GM): Revenant Ruvyn starts laughing.
Revenant Ruvyn: "Foolish being."
Aribar: "...Freeze!" *The elf points the wand at Deloth.*
Gibby: "Heh... looks like we have our last chance."
Aribar: "Don't get killed over this, Deloth! Please..."
Revenant Ruvyn: "..." *He watches Deloth carefully.*
Deloth falls to the ground, white replacing red, wings with fearsome talons on each side, claws dripping with blood.
Revenant Ruvyn: "So, you reveal your true form... how about mine?"
Metal Man (GM): Revenant Ruvyn pulls out a transformer.
Deloth: *Thin voice* "Enough lives were shed in the Magitek war, Ruvyn. Leave." *Trance: Alexia's Spirit.*
Aribar: "...Those Transformers are suppose to be all destroyed! They are what brought the Void here..."
Digifanatic: "And I think that's what he wants, Ari..."
Revenant Ruvyn: "The Void... was my PET!"
Metal Man (GM): With that, he presses the red button. Mist flows out of the transformer, obscuring the room. A large explosion is heard ..When the mist clears....
Gibby shields his eyes.
Digifanatic: .oO(Where is VG and his Armageddon when you need him?)
Kuja Tribal: "Now... see my true form!" *Stands there, YES he's wearing pants... he has a demonic glare towards Deloth.*
Deloth: "Fool. No matter what, the Questers will LIVE!"
Kuja Tribal: "You foolish Questers have continued to empower me. Your foolish use of the trance form has only hastened my return to power!"
Gibby: "Well said..."
Aribar: "Deloth, you're throwing your life away! Get out of that Trance now and stand down!"
Kuja Tribal: "Foolish being. Your own haste to harm me will be your undoing!"
Digifanatic: "This almost reminds me of what got me here in the first place..."
Kuja Tribal: "FIRAGA!."
Metal Man (GM): *Deloth is annihilated by fire. Nothing left. The flames engulf every last bit of him.*
Gibby: "NOOO! YOU MONSTER!"
Kuja Tribal: "I have just destroyed him. Is there anyone else who wishes to taste my wrath?"
Aribar: "..." *The elf pockets the Magikoopa wand.*
Kuja Tribal: *Begins laughing... laughing very heartily.*
Aribar: "So... Where do you want us to go, devil?"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Kuja's_Theme.mid
Gibby lowers his head in shame.
Kuja Tribal: "I wish for you... to stop Zio!"
Aribar: "...That is no simple task."
Kuja Tribal: "I demand that you go to his secret base in Death Mountain and destroy his weapon of mass destruction. If you do not comply... ALL of you will be destroyed. Everything you do that does not go according to plan will be used against you."
Gibby sheds a single tear, but quickly wipes it away.
Kuja Tribal: "For long, I have controlled this world. Whether it be The Void, SIMBER, or your own bumbling attempts to save it. A great threat has come... to stop me! For your own good and that of the world... you must destroy him. The nefarious Lumis Dongthar..."
Aribar: "...Only Locos can stop him I believe..."
Kuja Tribal: "He attempted to destroy me... but it sent his own plans against him!"
Aribar: "They seem to just quarrel with each other. How are they a threat to the world?"
Kuja Tribal: "He threatens to bring the Thirteen Gentlemen and the Magellean Military to destroy you. Rather than let him even TOUCH my plans, I have decided to pre-empt him and bring the fight to his own doorstep. Do not fear, Questers. I shall undo all the damage that was done to you in time. I seek the destruction of a major threat."
Digifanatic: "Including Deloth?"
Aribar: "Weren't you part of the Thirteen Gentlemen? And I thought the Magellean Military was disbanded. Kuja, no offense, but you don't seem very trustworthy at the moment..."
Kuja Tribal: "Hmph. FULL LIFE!."
Metal Man (GM): *Deloth appears, as normal, at full HP, and without a clue what happened after being obliterated for a few seconds.*
Digifanatic: "Thank you, Kuja."
Gibby: "DEL! You're OK!"
Deloth: "Uhn... What happened?"
Gibby: "You... kinda exploded."
Kuja Tribal: "I find it a shame that I had to botch my cover this early. But the circumstances were too steep."
Aribar: "Deloth, if you value your life you will not oppose Kuja again... At least not right now when we're not in the position to fight him."
Digifanatic: "And Kuja wants us to get rid of Zio's WMD."
Gibby puts his gun away.
Kuja Tribal: "Now. You are to act as if this never happened. You are to continue as normal."
Deloth grinds his teeth, but keeps quiet.
Kuja Tribal: "You must still do what I command, when the time comes. Your computer will begin to respond to you soon."
Aribar: "...So I guess we're just suppose to have faith in you?"
Kuja Tribal: "If you do not, this world is doomed."
Aribar: "That you'll guide us to destroying Lumis?"
Digifanatic: "And what of our comrade, Mr. Magellan?"
Kuja Tribal: "He has been kidnapped and cursed by Lumis."
Aribar: "...Do you know what the curse does?"
Kuja Tribal: "It controls the cursed one. Lumis will use him to make the Magellean Military. However... the time you will attack will be after the military has begun operation and the Thirteen Gentlemen's remains begin attacking. I cannot give you any date and there is no definite time. It may not happen at all."
Aribar: "...That's how that puzzle piece comes into place... Kuja, when will we go and do your first mission? If it is not immediately I'd like to go to Valhalla Fortress and ready it for war..."
Kuja Tribal: "Ah, yes. You are to continue as normal. My entire exercise here was to restore your systems. You need them now, rather than later. I shall look out for you. The agreement is as follows. You help me, and I help you. There is to be no knowledge of this between you and other groups, even other Questers."
Gibby nods in acceptance.
Kuja Tribal: "Your systems are back to normal. I must leave now."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja raises both his hands, disappearing in a slight explosion and a bit of mist. Everything is like it was before. The clocks are even back to what they were before that event happened.
SIMBER: "Systems are online. All damage has been repaired."
Gibby blinks not sure what to do now.
Deloth examines himself in disbelief.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Even your old scars have been healed!
Deloth: "What happened to me?"
SIMBER: "You were vaporized, then reconstitutionalized without any of your wounds."
Gibby: "I... guess I'll head to the holo-room then... and train."
Aribar: "Simber, what are some of the more popular forms of advertisement?"
Gibby walks to the holo-room still in disbelief.
SIMBER: "Billboards, online banner ads, snail mail... The large board under the Valhalla Fortress."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo walks in.
Mewtwo: "What are all of you doing in here?"
Aribar: "Hrm... How much would it cost to set up ads during the stadium matches? I'm thinking that Valhalla Fortress should be manned a bit more heavily for response against Zio... Yeah..."
Mewtwo: "...And is that... sulfur I smell?"
Aribar: "Oh! 'allo, Mewtwo... Ummm... No."
SIMBER: "About 1000 coins per match for ads."
Aribar: "...How many matches on average are there per week?"
Mewtwo: "Strange. Well, keep up the good work. We should destroy Zio... he has a secret base with a weapon... you must already know."
SIMBER: "About five."
Mewtwo: "...Very interesting. You Questers found my mission briefing and must have read it..."
Aribar: "Uhh... Yeah. Yes we did, Mewtwo..."
Mewtwo: "Perhaps I should take that secretary job for Wolfman..."
Aribar: "Now, Simber, I'd like to set up some recruitment ads to join Valhalla Fortress's military... I guess I can use some of their money."
SIMBER: "We haven't had them for a while, so that shall be fine. Shall we automatically assess the coins?"
Aribar: "Yes... That would be fine I think."
SIMBER: "Plenty of ads have been bought."
Aribar: .oO(Great... Now I'll have to think of a way to keep Valhalla's funds from running dry and get the base ready for a war with Zio and the Magellean Military... I should give that Ricky guy that used to hang out with Locos a call.)
Metal Man (GM): A picture shows several recruiting ads around The Stadium and a few in Ivan's Nintopia. Meanwhile... Locos: I wish to have a scene with Team Rocket talking to Lumis. Team Rocket has been warped in front of Lumis's throne by Ruvyn.
Jesse: "...Last time we take jobs from mutant-angels!"
James: "I hope it pays good."
Lumis Dongthar: "Have you been able to take what I required?"
Jesse: "Yes sir!"
James: "We got Locos!"
Meowth: "Correction. I got Locos, the two of you got stuck in the pit."
James: "...I dug the pit!"
Lumis Dongthar: "Enough!"
Metal Man (GM): They recoil a bit.
Lumis Dongthar: "I will leave the palace and do what a require."
Meowth: "...Uhhh... okay..."
Lumis Dongthar: "... ...You brought him here, didn't you?"
Jesse: "...No we didn't!" *Obviously is hiding a brown bag behind herself.*
James: "Yeah... uhhh... he's stuck in traffic."
Jesse: "...Uhhh... Pikachu ate him?"
Lumis Dongthar: "You're lying. You actually brought him here, and is very nearby."
Jesse: "...Uhhh... then here he is!"
Metal Man (GM): *Jesse dumps the large bag. Locos appears on the ground, with net-burns on his skin and clothes. He's sleeping.*
Lumis Dongthar twitches all madly and pounds his fist on the arm rest of his throne. It makes the entire palace shake.
Lumis Dongthar: "HE WAS NOT TO BE BROUGHT HERE TO THE DARK REALM!"
Meowth: "...Of course! But... it was Jesse's idea!"
Lumis Dongthar disappears then reappears to where Locos is.
Jesse: "No it wasn't! NO IT WASN'T! *PUNCHES Meowth*"
Lumis Dongthar: "My temper needed to come out to the open. I did not mean to let it out so brashfully. It's better that I get this over with and out of the way."
Jesse: "Yes! Give us our pay!"
Lumis Dongthar spreads his arms apart. He chants and dark energy surrounds him and Charles.
Meowth: "Uhhh... guys? Did you read this contract? It says..."
Lumis Dongthar: *Locos is lifted from the ground a bit... then falls with a thud. He has died. He holds a spiritual ball of energy. Charles' life energy.*
Meowth: "Nyev is not responsible for death by magic, doom, zombies, or being scared to death. Pay is also a questionable thing."
Metal Man (GM): Jesse and James turn to Meowth, not noticing the death in the background.
Lumis Dongthar: "You will be paid with 'coins'. As soon as this is complete."
James: "...Oh. Good."
Lumis Dongthar then points to Locos. He surrounds him with more purple energy. He gets his signature book from out of his backpocket. He uses his magic to slowly erase his own autograph from Locos's book. He then puts it back. "Now, my power has been restored."
James: "...So... you have party power?"
Lumis Dongthar takes the spiritual ball of energy and returns it to Locos.
Meowth: "Do you ever say anything that makes sense?"
James: "Once... it was after Pikachu shocked me."
Lumis Dongthar snaps his finger. Locos then disappears from the Dark Realm and is returned to Nintendus. "He is now alive again."
James: "Well. I guess we succeeded, for once."
Lumis Dongthar: "I have done what I wanted, and he will not remember my encounters with him."
Jesse: "But didn't that angry looking man say he wanted our souls?"
Lumis Dongthar: "My power is restored; my desire fulfilled. As far as I am concerned, your job is done."
Meowth: "Okay then... we just need a few coins, and we can go off to our home world."
Lumis Dongthar snaps his finger, and a large sack of money appears in front of Team Rocket. "The equivalent of 75,000 coins."
Jesse: "Woah! Look at all that money!"
James: "It's a fortune!"
Lumis Dongthar: "Now, go."
Metal Man (GM): They take it gratefully.
Lumis Dongthar snaps his own finger and Team rocket, with the money, return to Nintendus to the place they desire.
Meowth: "We'll always remember you when we buy our gold-plated house!" *Warp.*
Lumis Dongthar: "Finally, I am now able to leave this lair of mine and go back to challenging others in the Dark Realm." *He goes back to sitting in his throne, and summons for Shadow Aribar, the Shadow Queen, Doopliss, and the other prisoners.*
Metal Man (GM): They warp in.
Shadow Aribar: "...?"
Shadow Queen: "Huh?"
Lumis Dongthar: "My power has been restored. My vengeance fulfilled. I have no further quarrel with Charles anymore."
Doopliss: "...So we can go off back to what we were doing?"
Lumis Dongthar: "Which means that you 12 are no longer needed. I hereby disband the D.A.R.K. Society, and the two of you..." *He points to Doopliss and Shadow Aribar.*
Lumis Dongthar: "You two are to return to Nintendus... right now." *He snaps his finger, and they begin to disappear.*
Doopliss: "Uhhh... good bye."
Shadow Aribar: "...????" @_!
Lumis Dongthar: *They disappear completely from the lair.* "Finally... as for the rest of you..." *He lets the other gentlemen free.* "Challenge my power again, and you will face a fate worse than being imprisoned, tortured, and to be under my influence. Now..." *He points to the chamber.* "...get out."
Metal Man (GM): ...Too confused to say anything, they all start warping out on their own. The chamber is now empty. A few used the door.
Lumis Dongthar wraps himself in his cape, and smiles secretly. He disappears on his own, leaving the confines of his palace, and to push himself to the limits by challenging others in the Dark Realm once more.
Charles Magellean (GM): *Lumis: The End?*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, it remains unknown what Kuja does in the wake of this event... and the Questers (the few of them that heard) are still preparing for the coming of Lumis.
Charles Magellean wakes up from what was like ...a nightmare. He goes to get a bowl of gargoyle soup. He eats some.
Digifanatic: "Well, here we go again."
Charles Magellean: "You bet! I'm gonna fight in a stadium battle."
Aribar sighs and finally leave the Big Room... The elf starts out towards his room wondering why his brother had to mess up that spell so many years ago... If Zeni didn't interrupt him the elf wouldn't have just one arm and be stuck in this mess!
Charles Magellean feels physically and mentally motivated.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: as you leave, you are joined by Metal.
Metal Man: "Something seems wrong... I woke up. It was 3:05. Then, suddenly, 5 minutes later, it was still 3:05. Time began acting normally after that."
Charles Magellean: "...I gotta pick a fight with two people."
Aribar: "Uhh... Maybe you were just tired when you looked at the clock."
Metal Man: "Could be. Though then I remembered of all those Questers who died long ago... eerie. Oh well. Probably a side-effect of the Dark World."
Gibby is currently in the holo-room shooting up ninja goombas.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You may go to the Stadium and check out the fighters.
Aribar: "...Umm... Yup. Most definitely." *He sighs...*
Charles Magellean with his enhanced spd, goes to the stadium and looks around.
Gibby: "HA! Take that, goomba!"
Charles Magellean: "A blink of the eye. Gotta find more candy, gotta find more frogs..."
Aribar: "So... It's nice that we actually get a moment to relax instead of continuously going on missions, huh Metal?"
Metal Man: "Yeah."
Metal Man (GM): While you're walking, you notice something strange, Locos.
Charles Magellean: "What, huh!?"
Metal Man (GM): Erm... dashing, then. You see some sort of rune, etched on the walls.
Charles Magellean looks around, being so hyped on on a stimulant. He goes into his INT mode. "Hmm... this a particular conundrum. Why is there a rune lodged within these walls?"
Metal Man (GM): It speaks to you.
Charles Magellean: "This is most intriguing."
Metal Man (GM): 'Secrets of thine past rest within thee. Touch thy rune to see thou past.'
Charles Magellean: "I shall pass on thine kind offer."
Metal Man (GM): The rune remains there. However, you also spot a console which has hologram controls on it. 'Summon-a-holo opponent.'
Charles Magellean goes to there.
Metal Man (GM): It can summon any past foe of the Questers. As well as any smasher, regardless of their schedule. It's old, but has been used occasionally.
Charles Magellean: "Provide two formidable opponents for Quester Locos. Wearing no badges. Set no items."
SIMBER: "Affirmative." *Starts checking through the hologram machine.* "Enemy one. Smasher Bowser. Enemy two. Determining... Hmmm... Finished. Enemy, Knuckle Joe."
Metal Man (GM): The two holograms form.
Charles Magellean: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): One second while I determine their stats.
Charles Magellean enters inside.
Metal Man (GM): They follow you.
SIMBER: "Preparing arena. Please wait a few moments."
Metal Man (GM): brb. Getting a soda and writing up the foes.
Charles Magellean starts out with his Onyx Sword.
Metal Man (GM): Ok, Locos. Should these guys be like level 9 Cpus in SSB:M? I.E. the toughest possible.
Charles Magellean: *set it to like around 6-7*
Metal Man (GM): Okay then.
Charles Magellean: *tell me when ready.*
Metal Man (GM): I will.
Aribar heads to the Holorooms to test out his newly acquired Revive spell on Ninja Goombas... Kill the goomba, revive the goomba, kill the goomba...
Gibby sees Ari enter the Holoroom. "Hello, Ari."
Gibby: "You here to destroy some goombas too?"
King Demon appears somehow. "Hey guys, where you goin'?"
Aribar: "Nope... Revive them. 'allo, Demon."
King Demon: "Yo Ari!"
Gibby: "...say wha?"
Aribar: "Okay. Wha." *He continues casting Revive on any Goombas Gibby kills.* "Revive! Revive! Revive! Heheheh..."
Gibby: "...STOP THAT!"
Aribar: "Why? I need to test this new spell out before it must be used out in the field..."
Gibby: "It's ruining my score!" *He shoots down two more.*
King Demon sits back and laughs as Ari revives all the dead goombas.
Aribar: "...Revive! Revive! Computer, multiply the amount of Goombas in here by fifteen!"
King Demon: "Err, yeah, so are we supposed to kill them or revive them?"
Gibby: "We're SUPPOSED to kill them..."
King Demon: "Thought so..."
Aribar: "Revive! Heheheh!"
Gibby shoots three more.
King Demon launches fireballs at the goombas.
Aribar: "Hey! I can't revive them this fast!"
Metal Man comes in and practices dodging the fireballs and attacks. "Disco split! Disco jump! Disco Avoid! Disco Dance!"
Gibby: "DISCO IS DEAD!"
Metal Man: "No it isn't! You're dead!"
Aribar: "...So should I cast Revive on Disco or Gibby?"
Gibby: "...uhh... no I'm not."
Metal Man: "Revive disco? I'm dancing to it... it's right here, isn't it?"
Gibby: "It's a dance to the dead."
Aribar: "Revive! Revive!" *He casts revive on both Gibby and Metal.*
King Demon: "Hey Metal, if you would get out of the way I'd like to barbeque that goomba now!"
Gibby: "Ari, I wasn't dead!"
King Demon casts fireball on Aribar.
Aribar: "Gah!" *He casts Minor Healing on himself.*
King Demon: "Hehehe."
King Demon: "Eh, at least I wasn't trying to kill you that time!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar, Demon, Gibby: SPD checks. FYI: This will be a sort of mini-mission, including Locos's fight and people wandering about the Stadium. Gibby's pistol is suddenly missing.
Gibby: "GAH! My gun!"
Aribar: "What about it?"
Gibby starts searching for it. "It's gone!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon: All your coins and badges are gone! ...Aribar has them. All of these items appear on Aribar.
Aribar: "It didn't just get up and walk away."
Gibby: "...I guess not... since YOU HAVE THEM!"
Aribar: "What?! How did I get these things?!"
King Demon: "HEY! GIVE ME BACK MY STUFF!!!"
Aribar drops everything.
Gibby: "Stop toying around, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): It disappears when you drop it.
Metal Man (GM): ...The pistol reappears, and starts floating away.
Gibby: "MY GUN!"
King Demon: "That's weird..."
King Demon: "So where's my stuff?"
Gibby chases after the gun. "Come back here!"
Aribar: "...Lizzy must be playing tricks again."
Metal Man (GM): The gun is floating down the halls...
Gibby continues his chase. "BAD GUN! BAD GUN!"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: It heads down the hall. It's picking up speed.
King Demon follows Gibby. "When I find out who stole my money and badges, they're gonna pay!"
Gibby tries picking up more speed (which I'm guessing requires a speed check)
Aribar dashes after Gibby and KD.
Metal Man (GM): No speed checks required. It floats to one special wall.
Gibby: "COME... BACK!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a rune on the wall... it flies through the wall.
King Demon: "Woah, how'd it do that?"
Gibby: "GAH! Wait a minute... idea!" *He takes out a molecular pill.*
Metal Man (GM): The rune is glowing.
Gibby: "This pill will make me go through walls."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ffix-crisisv2.mid
King Demon touches the rune.
Gibby: "GAH! Don't touch evil runes!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon: Your finger goes through the wall. You feel air on the other side.
King Demon: "Err... cool?"
Gibby: "Hmm... maybe I won't need the pill."
King Demon goes through the wall.
Aribar squints at the rune... He tries to decipher it.
Gibby puts it away for another day. He follows KD.
Metal Man (GM): Both of them go through. You two: It's some dusty, dimly lit steps. They go down... you see the weapon going down.
Gibby: "What IS this place?" *He foes down the steps.*
King Demon: "I don't know, but there's your gun!" *He takes off after the gun.*
Metal Man (GM): You keep on going down... Aribar: It seems to mean 'Past' http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ff9iifatree.mid
King Demon: "Wonder how far down this goes..."
Metal Man (GM): As you too keep on going down...
Aribar: "...Past? ... Wait up, guys!" *The elf runs through the wall and down the steps.*
Metal Man (GM): The staircase no longer has any boundaries. A void of purple light, dull, surrounds the area... it seems infinite.
King Demon: "Hey Dex, where are we!?"
Smash Dex: "...KRSSHHHH... ...You are... deep beneath the surface of reality."
Gibby: "...say what?"
King Demon: "... what's THAT supposed to mean?"
Smash Dex: "...Heading towards a distinct defining moment in time... ...It cannot make sense unless you go to the bottom."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar catches up while you guys look at the dex.
King Demon: "Figures..." *He sighs and continues down the stairs.*
Metal Man (GM): The gun is there, at the bottom... the staircase ends at a black platform.
Aribar: "Whew... W-w-what is this?"
King Demon: "The abyss?"
Gibby runs to his gun, and tries picking it up.
Smash Dex: "KRSH... below the surface of reality."
Metal Man (GM): You grab it. The stairs back up are gone. The platform everyone is on glows, many runes flashing. It starts flying.
Gibby: "Now don't go running away any... more?" *He looks around.*
King Demon: "I doubt this is good..."
Aribar puts his hand on Moonlight's hilt.
Metal Man (GM): You can see time... events of the past flying by. Wolfman starts the stadium....
Aribar: "This is unreal..."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn appearing from the transformer for the first time...
Aribar: "That rune above meant 'Past'... I think we're going into the past, or viewing it!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers entering the Quester Hunter castle...
King Demon: "Woah, cool."
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly... it stops. A scene that shows Kuja is in the frame. It flies in. *WARP* You three appear... the ruins of the Quester Hunter's fortress is there.
Gibby: "What the..."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja stands there, facing all of the Questers.
King Demon: "This is weird... how'd we get HERE!?" *He looks around confused.*
Gibby: "It's Kuja!"
King Demon: "Who?"
Kuja Tribal: "All of you have merely been pawns in my plot. I gave you the weapons, and the trance, so that you could summon me to this realm."
Aribar: "...'allo... Again."
Kuja Tribal: "It is time for you to die."
Metal Man (GM): It's being played back... nobody notices you. Star Steel is the first to step up.
Gibby: "Anyone else get the feeling of deja vu?"
Star Steel: "You can never defeat the Questers!"
Aribar: "...Hrm... Oh, it is still replaying..."
Gibby: "...STAR!! STAR, IT'S YOU!"
King Demon: "I don't, cuz I wasn't here when this took place..."
Metal Man (GM): The following people are there: Star Steel, Kinnin, Tempest, Green, Linkbot, Positron, Roybert, Lynk, Supamushroom, Spike, Swordblade. Dahl Mallos, and Donald Duck. Spike, as in Tempest's double clone.
Gibby: "It's... everyone."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar, Metal, and Gibby are also there.
Gibby: "It's me!"
Kuja Tribal: "You can never defeat me."
King Demon: "It's you..."
Gibby: "...I look good." ^_^
Aribar: "...Geeze. I forgot what I looked like two years ago..."
Kinnin: "We will destroy you."
King Demon looks at the scene before him confused.
Metal Man (GM): Dahl Mallos pulls out a pair of slashers.
King Demon: "Any idea why we were brought here of all places and times?"
Gibby: "No idea..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman also appears to do battle... *FLASH.*
King Demon: "Well, I guess there's nothing we can do but sit here and watch..."
Metal Man (GM): It fast forwards. Many of that large group are dead. Kuja is sitting there, laughing.
Kuja Tribal: "At last... my plan is almost finished. Nintendus will soon be mine."
Gibby: "Oh no..."
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* It shows Kuja walking to the stadium, which is ill-staffed. Most people are injured or weak. He walks into the doorframe, and begins charging up an attack.
Kuja Tribal: "Flare... St---"
Alys: "Stop right there!"
Metal Man (GM): Alys appears behind Kuja, smiling. Odd.
Gibby: "Look... it's Alys!"
Kuja Tribal: "Not even you can stop me." *Laughs.*
Alys: "...I, Alys Brangwin, choose Kuja Tribal as my transformer partner!"
Wolfman remembers this scene.
King Demon doesn't sadly.
Editor's Note: Ah, the original canon to do with this. Well, this isn't actually what happened now. You can always read Season 2 Chapter 60: Doomsday if you want to know what actually happened. As far as anyone knows, this retelling only existed in a magic rune placed on this wall, rather than... permanently.
Metal Man (GM): Alys holds out a Transformer... one with a Z carved in blood on it... never noticed that... must have belonged to Zio/Klumsy long ago.
Kuja Tribal: "...Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!" *Is sucked into the transformer.*
Editor's Note: Also the parts after this point actually happened, so I guess it's only on the transformer part that the current canon and this disagree. Oh well!
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* It shows Zio fighting Alys, in what must be the underworld itself.
Gibby: "I remember this part..."
Zio: "...This... might be my last attack... but if you are killed... then it shall be worth it!"
Alys: "You... will never win..."
Metal Man (GM): Zio fires off a dark attack. the entire scene explodes... both combatants are gone. The Transformer remains. Much later.... The Void appears in this realm, grabbing the transformer. *flash* Kuja appears with the 13 gentlemen. *flash* Lumis Dongthar is shown.. ..it fades away. You all wake up on the ground outside where the rune was. You have all your equipment.
Gibby: "Woah... what just happened?"
King Demon: "I have no idea..."
Aribar: "We... Were shown something from the past."
Gibby: "But why?"
Metal Man (GM): One last voice is heard... Alys's.
Aribar hrms... The elf wonders if Kuja is to be trusted. "I... Wish I knew."
Alys: "...You must... remember the past... to save Nintendus."
Metal Man (GM): It then fades away. Leaving nothing more than a mysterious slasher on the ground.
Gibby grabs the slasher.
Metal Man (GM): The rune is gone, and you feel kind of tingly.
Gibby: "What's this?"
Aribar: "..." *The elf looks at the boomerang-like weapon.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: It's Alys's slasher. Her name, carved into it, is obvious.
Aribar: "That... That looks like a Aly's weapon... A gift to you now I guess, Gibby."
Gibby: "Wait... It's Alys' slasher! She always had this when she fought. And...'remember the past'...what did she mean by that?"
Aribar: "Nintendus's fate will soon be decided... I have a feeling we'll have to study what just happened if we are to even have a chance to save Nintendus."
King Demon: "This... is not going to be good."
Gibby: "Should... we tell the others?"
Metal Man (GM): While Kuja is not here, his theme would be good for this portion of it, just because it's so mysterious. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Kuja's_Theme.mid
Aribar: "...I don't know. ...I'm going to Nova... He might be able to help decipher this." *He starts towards the warproom.*
Gibby: "I'll come with you."
Metal Man (GM): The warp room is functional as always.
Gibby follows Ari.
Aribar: .oO(Sides, I don't want to be here when Wolfman finds out what happened to his room.)
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You'd probably wake up in your office, which has suddenly turned charred.
King Demon: "I'm going too"
Aribar warps to Nova's base with the Gibbinator.
King Demon follows as well.
Wolfman wakes up... hmmm... some strange nap he had...
Metal Man (GM): The three go out on a journey to find the one thing! ...Just kidding.
Wolfman: *Yawn* "Strange... I wonder what happ-huh?!?" *He gets a good look at the place... or rather, FORMER place...*
SIMBER: "Hello Wolfman."
Wolfman: "...SIMBER... explain what I'm seeing WITHOUT much detail right now." *He has a feeling he's not going to like this...*
SIMBER: "Aribar attacked Team rocket. Their shield reflected Terrorbolt in here, setting everything on fire. Ariabr prematurely activated me."
Charles Magellean goes to the nearest gazer of warpness to find out what this meant.
Wolfman: "...at least it was an accident it seems. Granted, I don't like the idea that Aribar instigated this... but that's not the issue."
Metal Man (GM): Locos, Demon, Gibby, and Aribar appear at Nova's place. Where Garrick is.
Wolfman: "Wait... has it been 48 hours since I told you to shut down?"
Gibby: "Hello Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar: *All would find about twenty guns pointed at them*
King Demon: "Hi Garrick!"
King Demon: "Ok, maybe not..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez, you guys got to TELL me when you come."
Gibby: "...nice welcoming party."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Stand down, Nova."
Aribar: "Sorry... Forgot... You got the seven-fifty grand I sent?"
Wolfman: "Then... did the debugging work?"
King Demon: "If we told you, it'd ruin the surprise! although that might not be a bad thing..."
SIMBER: "It did... save for a bizarre error which was erased."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You never got any coins.
Garrick slowly lowers his M150 as he sits back down at the large table in the center of the room. The place is massive and completely redone since the last time the Questers were here. Guns line one wall, tons of them, all different kinds. Cabinets like another corner, each of the gray and simple, but most likely filled with equipment and ammo. Another wall has tons of bunks, living arrangements, a makeshift kitchen and bathroom.
Wolfman: "...ignore the error then; at least things are... well, 'somewhat' back to normal. If I'm needed, I'll be in R&R."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What do you guys want?"
SIMBER: "Oh, yes, one last thing!"
SIMBER: "The error restored the dexes temporarily."
Aribar: "We need to talk to Nova about something that just happened..."
Garrick Fy`aar is sitting at a table, looking at a large set of prints that show off... what looks like... a digital watch? He quickly covers them.
Nova: "I am here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Feel free."
Nova: "I also detected some oddity in your headquarters."
Gibby: "Yeah... a lot of odd things have been happening today."
Aribar: "Nova, while we were training in the holoroom Gibby and Demon's stuff seemed possessed..."
Wolfman takes note of that before leaving (the dexes)
Gibby: "My gun was floating around."
King Demon: "Not that odd things are new to some of us..."
Nova: "...I sense... I sense... a great disturbance..."
Aribar: "We ended up chasing Gibby's gun to a wall with the Rune for 'Past' on it..."
King Demon: "My money and badges disappeared!"
Nova: "Unfinished business!"
Charles Magellean: "I ran into a rune as well. Passed on it."
Aribar: "We we---Locos?!"
Gibby: "Yeah, we all went into it."
Nova: "A rune? What did it do?"
King Demon: "It showed us the past."
Gibby: "Yeah... we saw flashes of past events."
Aribar looks about for Locos...
Gibby: "With Kuja, Alys, Zio, and a bunch of other stuff."
Garrick Fy`aar is completely ignoring the lot of them, too busy working on his plans to really pay attention.
Gibby: "I even have Aly's slasher!" *He takes it out, and shows it to Nova.*
Charles Magellean: "Yis?"
Nova: "...Kuja... Alys... Zio..."
Aribar: "You were kidnapped by Team Rocket... How did you get here?!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "All former Questers." *Without looking up.*
Nova: "Kuja wasn't a former Quester!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh, musta got that mixed up with something else." *He shrugs, then goes back to work.*
Nova: "...But there is a triangle there... destruction, love, and hatred. Three defining forces. Both Zio and Alys are rooted in the past..."
Charles Magellean: "I don't know. I was in my room... and wanted to come here."
Nova: "And their energies... Kuja appears right here, definitely."
Gibby: "And, there was one other common theme to the flashes... a transformer."
Aribar: "Locos, you're weird... One moment you're kidnapped by Team Rocket, the next you're..."
King Demon: "What is that supposed to mean Nova?"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly stops and looks up "...what did you say, Gibby?"
Nova: "This is beyond the transformers. But... it is their link."
Gibby: "A transformer was used in many of the flashes."
Nova: "They all shared this transformer... right?"
Aribar listens to the others, but also walks up to Locos and mumbles, "... Ummm... Locos, have you been checked for curses as of late?"
Gibby: "Right... in one way or another."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a blue transformer, with a red Z carved on it.
Gibby: "That's it!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Woah... turning it, you also see a K and an A in it... like one of those neat stickers.
Charles Magellean: *silently* "Somewhat."
Nova: "Amusing... a trio of people... well. Truthfully, a quadrille, but Klumsy appears absent. All of which had the same transformer. Anything else of interest?"
Aribar: "...You don't have any urges to restart the Magellean Military, do you?"
King Demon: "Remember the past."
Garrick Fy`aar glares silently down at his plans, rolling them up and pushing them into a long plastic container and rolling it away.
Nova: "Something... something hidden is trying to be seen. I don't know what. But this means there is an extra meaning to their recurring existences. All three of them have technically died twice. Be careful... this could mean one of two things."
King Demon: "Haven't we had issues with all three in the past as well?"
Nova: "To leave it alone, because touching it might cause the universe to fall apart... like as if it's a hub... Or to destroy the pattern and end a power of destruction which has defined this world. Yes. All three... somewhat."
Aribar still listens for Locos, but speaks up. "We heard Alys voice after all of that happened... She said we'll need to remember the past to save Nintendus."
Nova: "She probably wants to stop this repetition of the cycle."
Charles Magellean: "Like Garland and the Four Fiends."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, I guess that makes me out of the picture, huh?"
Aribar: "...Who? And you didn't answer my question, Locos."
Nova: "Truthfully, this cycle doesn't have anything to do with Questers. It would happen here forever, even if you were destroyed. All I can say is that... you must be on the lookout."
Charles Magellean: "Ari... now's not the time."
Nova: "While you're no longer the target of Kuja's hacking, things are suspiciously quiet."
King Demon: "IF it has nothing to do with us, why... no, HOW did we get involved in it?"
Charles Magellean: "They all came to us."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Because you guys always get involved with it."
Nova: "Because you started the cycle."
Charles Magellean: "That too. "
King Demon: "Then we must END the cycle."
Nova: "And the cycle, ironically, wants to destroy you before you can stop it."
Gibby: "But it can't be ended."
Charles Magellean: "This might have something to do with the emeralds' disappearance."
Nova: "...I cannot speculate any more data. The cycle is confusing."
King Demon: "If we are not destroyed, the cycle is not complete, right?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "It doesn't matter."
Nova: "...No, not that. I don't know what defines each cycle. But there is one, and it always will threaten you if you don't make it stop."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Things will come to pass with time. The only thing you guys can do is to be on the lookout."
Nova: "Kuja and even Zio may not be the enemy... It is that transformer which you must look out for."
Charles Magellean: "Garrick... you're with us too, ya know."
Garrick Fy`aar gives Locos a look. He just chuckles, then turns back to listen to Nova.
Charles Magellean: "This whole talk is a cycle."
Aribar looks up at the ceiling then to Nova. "What about Lumis?"
Charles Magellean goes back to the stadium. He stops. "Who?"
King Demon: "Stupid question: where IS that transformer?"
Aribar: "...Uhh... Are you okay, Locos?"
Charles Magellean: "No, no. Wait a moment, King. I wanna know about this."
Aribar: "You know, Lumis? Your twin half brother thingie that wants you dead?"
Charles Magellean looks to the left and right. He shakes his head slowly.
Gibby: "...you don't remember?"
Aribar: "He's a master mimic and a dark sorcerer... He's teamed up with Doopliss and my shadow self..."
Gibby: "You have a feud with him!"
Nova: "He may be the threat whom I speak of. The center of the wheel. He provoked Kuja back into existence somehow."
Charles Magellean: "...Okay, now you people are just being ridiculous. I'm heading out."
Aribar: "...Locos, wait!"
Charles Magellean warps out.
Nova: "Now then... that transformer... is probably with Kuja."
Gibby: "Man, team rocket must've done a number one you."
Aribar: "...Something is seriously wrong with him... But back to other matters..."
Garrick Fy`aar is leaning back in his chair, silent and thinking to himself.
Aribar: "Then maybe we should let Lumis take Kuja out since Kuja is af---Errr... Never mind! Eheheheh. . ."
King Demon: "Ok, so we need to destroy that transformer..."
Gibby: "Easier said than done."
Nova: "There are many paths to ending the cycle."
Gibby: "Name some."
Nova: "You named two. Lumis destroying Kuja, destroying the transformer... If you killed permanently any member of the cycle, it could not continue. If you took out the hub, Lumis, the entire cycle would be ended completely."
King Demon: "I assume eliminating Lumis is much harder than it sounds..."
Gibby: "...I'm guessing there's no easy path?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...there is never an easy path..."
Nova: "What do you think this is, the $20,000 pyramid?"
King Demon: "If there was an easy path, the cycle would already be ended."
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles "Nice twentieth century Earth reference, Nova."
Nova: "The cycle took a lot of holes to create. It takes several small blows or one absolutely huge one to stop it."
Charles Magellean warps back to Nova's place.
Gibby: "Alright... fine... we kill Kuja, and it's over."
Charles Magellean: "I forgot. The main computer is offline; can I research here?"
Nova: "...Let me refresh your memory... oh, and yes, Locos."
Metal Man (GM): *Cue description of the last battle with Kuja.*
Charles Magellean: "Ah... thank ya'll."
Gibby: "...right... forgot about that..."
Charles Magellean goes to one of Nova's main mainframes to research.
Nova: "...Kuja attacked the Questers. He succeeded, killing Star Steel, Kinnin, Tempest, Green, Linkbot, Positron, Roybert, Lynk, Supamushroom, Spike, Swordblade. Dahl Mallos, and Donald Duck."
Gibby: "OK! I get it!"
Aribar goes over to Locos and asks him, "Are you sure you're feeling okay? You don't remember the person that has been trying to kill you for a long time?"
Gibby: "We won't kill Kuja... instead, we'll steal the transformer, and destroy it!"
Nova: "Kuja happens to be holding it..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We really can't plan this now."
Gibby: "We'd have to be sneaky about it."
King Demon: "Do you REALLY think that we can get the transformer WITHOUT killing Kuja?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Sneaky is... used to be... IS... my middle name."
Gibby: "Sure. We've performed miracles before."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Give me a while, I'll try and get some more information..."
Gibby: "Thanks, Garrick."
Nova: "Sneaking up on someone who can insta-obliterate Questers is impossible."
Editor's Note: Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha ahahahahahaahahah ahahahaha no.
Charles Magellean pushes Aribar aside.
Nova: "He almost killed Wolfman in that fight, but wound up killing him 6 times instead of permanently."
Gibby: "Nothing's impossible."
Charles Magellean: "Leave me alone! I wanna do this."
Nova: "That is illogical."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You have a terminal.
Gibby: "There's always a chance, no matter how small it may be. The odds could be 1,640,246,385 to 1...but there's always that 1."
Aribar: "...I'm just worried. You've been acting weird lately and I really don't want to know what would happen if the Magellean Military was revived..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...*Chuckle*...why don't you guys go and get some sleep. I've got some things to finish up, and then I'm going to take another crack at getting some info..."
Nova: "You don't understand. If you beat him, Kuja would probably use it against you."
Charles Magellean: "I'm not sure anymore. But if you keep bugging me, I'm gonna belt ya."
Gibby: "I'd risk it."
Charles Magellean: "Let's see..."
Aribar: "...Fine... But try your best to remember your brother... Team Rocket must have done something to you... " *The elf walks back to the others.*
Charles Magellean: "I don't have a brother." *He searches through suggested documents.*
Gibby: "I'm not going to let someone push us around to do his bidding! That's not who we are. I don't care if it's impossible. I'm willing to do anything to stop Kuja!"
Aribar: "...Whether you remember or not, Lumis Dongthar is your brother and he wants you dead... Or to control you..."
Charles Magellean gets up from his seat and Aribar a noogie.
Nova: "I should add. He was vehement enough in his demands to get the nefarious... well, history can't prevent noogies after all..." *Chuckles.*
Charles Magellean goes back.
Nova: "Kuja. I've said his name a million times now."
Charles Magellean sings a little hymn.
Gibby: "That you have... that you have..."
Charles Magellean: "I'm looking through the docs to see if I can get a little pet... to find and to confirm if there's evidence of the past. ..."
Nova: "A pet?"
Charles Magellean: "Meh. bad singing. Strange... it looks like the search results come up... but the pages were deleted. Fourth great civilization; Thirteen powers defeated by Gizoid. Ancient artifacts used by gizoid. Stronger than even chaos emeralds. Four thousand years have passed... it's like these results were erased by someone."
Nova: "I'm looking at it for you. Erased and stolen... by Ivo Robotnik."
Charles Magellean: "...That's when the Thirteen Gentlemen. !!"
King Demon: "?"
Charles Magellean: "The real Ivo Robotnik is down there... in Phendrana Ocean. Anyway, I was wandering..."
Aribar: "...Phendrana Ocean? Why?"
Charles Magellean: "The Thirteen Gentlemen were indeed the fourth great civilization 4,000 years ago. The problem is... were they... powered by emeralds each as strong as the master emerald?"
Charles Magellean: "I'm thinking we can crack two stones with one hammer."
King Demon: "Sounds like fun!"
Charles Magellean: "Solve the mystery of the emeralds I like to call... the Hyper Emeralds. And if this is the case, use the ancient artifacts of power to stop the cycle. Let me be frank, Nova. Seven Chaos Emeralds. Seven Super Emeralds. One Master Emerald. Perhaps the original Thirteen Gentlemen created seven Hyper Emeralds to further their power, but were devastated by the Gizoid."
Aribar: "Two Chaos Emeralds are used in Kappa... Didn't Ivan seal away the rest?"
Gibby: "Last I heard."
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps to defeat the Gizoid, they had to destroy six of the emeralds, thus only the green one remains."
Aribar: "...Well, I think my brain will explode if I try to comprehend anything else tonight... Nova, can you set up a warp to get me back to the stadium?"
Charles Magellean: "And those six... are what created the super and chaos ones."
Charles Magellean: "It makes sense, does it not?"
Nova: "It makes sense... except all of the Thirteen Gentlemen are evil and from other dimensions."
Gibby: "Yeah... I could use a nap."
Nova: "Perhaps you mean the thirteen masters from Saga, or predecessors of them?"
Charles Magellean: "The predecessors... it makes sense."
Nova: "Seeing as the emeralds originated from there..."
Charles Magellean: "Or maybe they originated from here. There's evidence supporting both that the Floating Island, which contains the emeralds, has appeared here, Saga, and other places. To confirm my suspensions, we need to visit the past."
Aribar gets ready to leave but stops... "No! We must NOT mess with time travel..."
Gibby: "Yeah... it gets confusing."
Charles Magellean: "Nova, what class are the chaos emeralds in?"
Nova: "At best, you can relive but not revisit it... like you did today... there are more of those runes. Those chaos emeralds are class III relics."
Charles Magellean: "The Super Emeralds? Class V relics?"
Aribar: "Locos, go see Doctor Mario when you get back to the stadium... Night." *The elf uses whatever warp Nova provides.*
Gibby: "I'm heading back also... later." *He goes to the warp as well.*
Charles Magellean: "VI?"
Nova: "The Master Emerald."
Wolfman is right now in R&R... VG is in his room... if either of them are needed Locos, now is a good time for visiting.
Charles Magellean: "All seven supers are the same class as the Master emerald?"
Nova: "The supers are Class V individually. The Master Emerald is VI."
Charles Magellean: "Let's be on a theoretical basis here... How much of a threat are all seven chaos emeralds together?"
Nova: "A whopping class 21. ...Make that 25."
Charles Magellean: "...And that's bad?"
Nova: "They have the ability to bend, destroy, warp, or otherwise mutilate reality."
Charles Magellean: "What about the super emeralds combined?"
Nova: "A class forty. That can destroy entire planets if used right. For reference, you use excess of Class 300 relic force to kill The Void."
Charles Magellean: "...So what's the Chaos Breaker, by the way?"
Nova: "And Kuja himself had proven to naturally possess excess of class 50... The ultimate fusion of Good and Evil. It is used to balance the realm and destroy things like The Void."
Charles Magellean: "A class...29? Class 10?"
Nova: "Calculated class 30 force."
Charles Magellean: "Stronger than all seven chaos. Hmm... now given a theoretical force that there are 6 emeralds like the master one. What would be the power of seven master emeralds?"
Nova: "A class 50... exactly. Enough to destroy two planets and a moon."
Charles Magellean: "...Or enough to match Kuja."
Nova: "No, not exactly. Kuja is in excess of that power."
Garrick Fy`aar is still there, ignoring whatever Locos and Nova are talking about. He's back to working on those weird plans again.
Nova: "It cannot be fully measured because he hasn't truly fought. Every fight, he obliterated all who opposed him."
Charles Magellean: "So for all we know, he's powers are even greater than the Void."
Charles Magellean: "But now... we have you."
Nova: "Indeed. My powers are of a class 100 relic!"
Charles Magellean: "In case we have to gather the artifacts again, we have you on our side if we can get you to full power. Of course, you're on our side anyway."
Nova: "Yes... oh,. I forgot. I need all 20 modules to be full power, yeah."
Charles Magellean: "That's what I meant."
Nova: "Sorry. I understand."
Charles Magellean: "You've located the next vulnerable key and module?"
Nova: "No. All that is known is Zio plans to make another big move."
Charles Magellean: "This time, we know how to invade his castle."
Charles Magellean: *27 minutes pass by as he says goodbye to nova and the other guy* "Mr. G & W: I assume you've made some sales yet?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "...Unfortunately, nope."
Charles Magellean: "That doesn't matter. ...>_>. By the way, you'll get some more 'items' in stock in the 'back', right?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes..."
Charles Magellean: "I'll be looking forward to 'purchasing' another one in the near future."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Very well."
Charles Magellean: "Until then!" *He leaves.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, it's another normal... rainy... foggy day.
VG gets a look out at the window from his room.
Metal Man (GM): You see lightning strike out in the distance.
Charles Magellean: "!"
VG: *Sigh* "I should have known the weather would have been bad today."
Gibby walks around the place counting the tiles on the ceiling.
VG: "This is the last time I trust Shy Guy Weather..."
Digifanatic sits on the couch. "Yeah, weather sure does stink..."
Charles Magellean: "I hate thunder... I'm frickin' scared of it."
Wolfman is in his... well, he is somewhere, doing his normal work... or something.
VG heads to R&R, where the others probably are.
Gibby: "...5...6...7...uhh... what comes after 7 again?"
Digifanatic: "...and Dave can stop sending me those hidden photos of Kari, too. I told him to stop, but that's just him, I guess."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex goes off yet again.
Wolfman is... well, where CAN he work? He just goes to R&R... or not?
Smash Dex: "Please report to the Big Room."
Wolfman hears the Dex... and looks at it. "Roger."
Digifanatic: "Thank goodness."
Gibby: "Oh yeah! 8..."
Wolfman goes to R&R again.
Gibby checks his dex. "Yay! Stuff to do!"
Charles Magellean: "Ahh-rarrarrareer... what happened to Having Faith?"
Gibby goes to the Big Room.
Digifanatic heads to the Big Room.
VG received the message and is on his way to the Big Room now.
King Demon has dinner in the cafeteria.
Charles Magellean grumbles as he heads towards the Big Room.
King Demon shrugs and goes to the big room.
Wolfman arrives at the Big Room to see...?
King Demon: "So what's the big emergency?"
Metal Man (GM): Inside the Big Room is not Mewtwo... not Metal...
Gibby: "Hello, Mewtwo."
VG: "...Metal? What are you doing here?"
King Demon: "And where is everyone?"
Mack: "...Who're you calling Mewtwo and Metal?"
Gibby: "So... who called us?"
Charles Magellean wanders inside looking to one wall then looking to our host.
Wolfman: "...sorry Mack; force of habit."
Digifanatic: "That would be Mack."
Mack: "Now then. Mewtwo and Metal are currently busy handling the repairs to the HQ."
Wolfman: "We are used to seeing one of them here."
Mack: "So I'm going to tell you the mission instead."
King Demon: "Err, hi Mack..."
Mack: "Now then. There's these whippersnappers who live in the mountains."
Mack: "They've done got that base Metal Sonic used to live in. Yes, you cream-puffed lunatic!"
Gibby: "HEY! I'm not cream-puffed..."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like something Cranky Kong would say..."
Charles Magellean: "Let the host speak before we all talk and ask questions."
Mack: "Now then, Jet-puffed maniac..."
Wolfman nods to Locos's request, even though he would guess what the mission is by now.
King Demon: "Did someone mention food?"
Gibby: "that's better..."
Mack: "This base... it's got a secret weapon, it does!"
VG nods... then hears something about a secret weapon... woah.
Charles Magellean yawns.
Mack: "One that threatens to give... let me read this again... It'll give Zeno the power of incense?"
Digifanatic: "Huh? Besides, those whippersnappers sound like WACKO."
Gibby: "...you reading that right?"
Wolfman: "...that doesn't make sense; I don't recall a Zeno. ...I do recall a Zio, though."
Mack: "Or was it... Zeek... Zeek wants the power of insurance?"
Gibby: "That must be it."
Mack: "This weather done blurred tha page! Okay then... Zio wants the powers of inch rulers! Anyway. He's going to take over the world with these Inch Rulers if you don't stop him."
VG: "...Mack, we get the point. Just tell us when we can go and stop him."
King Demon: "Car or life?"
Digifanatic: "Would 'intruders' be the word you're looking for?"
Gibby: "Inch Rulers? That doesn't make sense!"
Charles Magellean just gives a "¬¬" look. Not because of the mixup, but because of the same threat over and over.
Mack: "So you have to go up this treacherous place. In the rain."
VG just doesn't want to hear Mack anymore... he's anxious.
Mack: "In which Zeno the Insurance Salesman lives! Now then. There's a secret weapon against his secret weapon."
King Demon: "Oy..."
Wolfman: "Alright; how do we stop these... Inch Rulers then?"
Mack: "You must attack him with... Saxophone Bones!"
Mack: "That'll disable his Fleck Cone fielding powers."
Gibby: "Let me see that paper!"
Mack: "Just like football..."
Charles Magellean is now confused by how a secret weapon can be stopped by another one; concerning how the heck the informants even knew of the first secret weapon in the first place.
VG: .oO(Good idea.)
Metal Man (GM): Mack gives it to Gibby. Gibby: It's totally blurry.
Charles Magellean scratches his head.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder if Dex can figure out how it was originally arranged."
Gibby tries to decipher it.
Wolfman: "That might be a good idea Digi."
Charles Magellean: "Should we take our secret weapon first, or will we be a distraction?"
Digifanatic points his Dex at the letter. "See what Mack is confused with. Find out what was originally written."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Zippy, who has the secret Veteran Ice builder defense? It makes no sense.
Gibby: "I can't make heads or tails of this."
Mack: "That note said that you'd have to take it and the entire base out simultaneously to have a chance in shell!"
Wolfman: "...don't you mean hell?"
Gibby offers it to somebody else.
Charles Magellean: "Yes, Wolfman. He meant hell, not shell."
Mack: "Well then. You got the idea. Now get going!"
Smash Dex: "Unable to read letter. It is functionally unreadable."
Digifanatic: "Oh well."
Charles Magellean: "Where is this counter weapon that's supposed to take out Zio's?"
Digifanatic: "Someone stuff it in their pocket or something. Might need it later..."
Wolfman: "I think we'll have to worry about that later... let's just go to the warp room."
Digifanatic: "Alright then..."
Mack: "The Saxophone bones!"
Charles Magellean: "I don't think so, Wolf."
Gibby puts it in his inventory.
VG was heading to the warp room when Locos spoke.
Charles Magellean: "I'm ready to smackdown Zio one more time like the next Quester, but we can't head off like a moose in the headlights."
Digifanatic nods and walks over to the Warp Room.
Charles Magellean: "That counter weapon may as well be a vital part of our mission."