Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 150: Malicious Machines
Date: 3:57:21 PM, February 23rd; 9:39:49 PM, February 23rd; 11:57:28 AM, February 24th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): One at a time. First up! VG and Wolfman vs. Dr. Robotnik's machine.
Wolfman has just watched Gibby go up the elevator shaft after basically being told to hold off Robotnik's latest mecha.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.ocremix.org/songs/Sonic_3_The_Outer_Space_Machine_OC_ReMix.mp3
VG adjusts his hat and steps out to face the Mecha; Wolfman follows.
Dr. Robotnik: "It is time to destroy you!"
Wolfman: "We'll see about that."
Dr. Robotnik: "Worthless... Questers... attacking my golden invention!"
VG: "I wouldn't exactly call myself worthless you know."
Dr. Robotnik: "Take this, liar!" *Points at VG, opens fire with finger machineguns.*
Metal Man (GM): 5% damage per hit. Ok. Yeah.
VG is still alive after dodging just enough of those. (125/20) He is breathing heavily.
Wolfman gets ready to step in front of VG if need be.
Dr. Robotnik: "Eat this, midget!" *Goes to punch VG.*
VG tires to avoid... He manages to avoid the girth.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmph. Now, take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik glows... he uses...
Wolfman: "Leave him alone! Can't you pick on someone your own size?"
Metal Man (GM): VG's second Melee Move! What is VG's second melee move? 25 damage per hit; it's at VG.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ha ha ha... I still have my touch!"
VG gets quick attacked into a state of floating shock. He somehow rises up, then falls through the ground.
Wolfman: "...how did you do that?!?"
VG: VG: *1 life left.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Does a scientist ever reveal his secret weapon? NO!"
VG is tempted to just attack him right now... but he doesn't. He uses his first action to give himself a Red Essence. (waiting to see if Dr. Robotnik counters that)
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik does not counter it.
Dr. Robotnik: "What is that? Some sort of cinnamon extract?"
VG then uses his second action + double dip to give WOLFMAN a Red Essence. "You could say that... we love our cinnamon."
Wolfman: "So it's time for us to show you our love for cinnamon." *He gets his beam saber out and charges towards the mecha. He first starts by doing the swords dance of cereal.*
Metal Man (GM): I just told you earlier. I'm slightly busy. Miss, miss, miss.
Dr. Robotnik: "Wahahaha! That attack will never defeat me!"
Wolfman then tries a smashing left hook at -2 accuracy instead... that might end up being better. He forgot his milk this morning...
Metal Man (GM): El miss!
Dr. Robotnik: "That was pathetic! Now... eat this, Mushroom boy!" *Uses... VG's number 1 melee move!* *Dr. Robotnik's turn ends early as he gains a shield.*
VG notes that Wolfman was rather... inaccurate. He uses an X Accuracy on him.
Dr. Robotnik: "What is this? A shield? Excellent!"
Wolfman: "Gee... thanks." *Semi-sarcastically.*
VG then throws a DEBARRIER cube at the Egg Butt shield to hopefully disable it.
Wolfman: "Umm... VG? You sure that's a good idea? Because the LAST time you tried something like this..."
Metal Man (GM): He dodges it. It breaks harmlessly away from him.
VG: "You were worried THAT much?"
Wolfman: "Just pray your recent item helps." *He goes once again for cinnamon sword dancing against the mecha... hopefully with extra sugar.*
Metal Man (GM): Oh. Wolfman has his attack reflected back at him by the shield. The shield disappears, and Wolfman takes 15% damage.
Wolfman forgot about that shield... he just wants to get attacks in. He goes for a different tactic... he gets out his smash dex slowly, and attempts to scan it in TEXT MODE... AKA, NO VOICE!
Smash Dex: (Text mode) Robotnik Hologram - Evil Mecha
Machinegun Death 30 d20+10 5% damage per hit
Giga Punch: d20+20, 25% damage
Regeneration: Regains 10% HP each turn
Copy: Uses a random person's attack.
Wolfman: "...this is why I don't like to be on the delaying squad."
VG: "...that bad?"
Wolfman: "Don't expect us to make it through this time."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hah. Now that your own attack worked so well... I'll do it again!"
Metal Man (GM): He uses Quick Attack on VG again!
VG just takes the hits... but doesn't really feel anything. RED ESSENCE.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Whaaaat? I'll just have to attack the Wolf, then..."
VG: "You were saying again Scrambled Man?"
Dr. Robotnik: *Opens fire on Wolfman, then punches.*
Wolfman just yawns.
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT* 50% for the punch, 5% per hit from the machineguns...
Wolfman: "Perhaps you should have had cinnamon." *RED ESSENCE.*
Metal Man (GM): You're protected too.
VG can't really do much... if what Wolfman saw is right, it's not good. He instead goes to regular item duties, giving himself and Wolfman a Guardian Acorn.
Wolfman goes for a different tactic. He gets his Howl Buster out and starts shooting the mecha.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit!
Dr. Robotnik: "...You scratched... the paint..."
Wolfman goes for the smashing left hook again at -2 accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dr. Robotnik: "You... villains... damaged my vehicle! I'll shoot you for this!" *Opens fire on Wolfman, then VG.*
Metal Man (GM): *Automatically fails to hurt Wolfman* ^For VG
VG: *Automatically failed VG as well technically.*
Metal Man (GM): He's still protected? Dr. Robotnik then simply guards at the end of his turn.
Dr. Robotnik: "Trying to imitate my invincibility? I'll show you!"
VG: *Cinnamon Goodness is gone He deploys the Super Plush Bears for himself and the Wolf... time to be not-so-cheap.*
Wolfman rushes towards the mecha and slides into it, activating the Wolf's Foot.
Metal Man (GM): So close, yet so far. It blocks you with its palm.
Dr. Robotnik: "No speeding, coyote!"
Wolfman just slashes the bum then. "Oh *Beep beep*!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Noooooo!!! The designer paintjob is ruined!" *His turn* "I'll destroy you!" *Opens fire on Wolfman all turn long.*
VG sees Wolfman is getting overwhelmed... but he's still up somehow...
Charles Magellean: *I'm not sure.*
VG goes again for helping Wolfman and himself... this time, with Super Sneakers!
Wolfman first starts off again with the Wolf's Foot... thanks to the super sneakers, this SHOULD be a near guarantee...
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Wolfman then jumps off of the ground, mid-air jumps, and then goes to STOMP on it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dr. Robotnik: "So... you finally fight back..." *Snickers.*
Wolfman: "Oh hush Dr. Robotnik." (23%)
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik decides to do a double punch combo on Wolfman.
Wolfman gets attacked by the first... but 2nd is below his AC...
Metal Man (GM): Second one misses. First one deals 25% damage to Wolfman. Then he does a random copy attack! Hmmm... he does VG's fourth melee move. (Rounds up) Wolfman is attacked by that... he takes 40 damage from a SUPER deathzooka.
Wolfman splits that again...
VG is DEFINITELY scared... he still wonders how he is able to be in this fight right now. He goes on the offensive now... he rears up to charge for the Headbutt on the first action. He then LETS LOOSE by flinging himself towards Dr. Robotnik's machine.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Dr. Robotnik: "Gah! I'll get you for that!"
VG is glad to at least get an attack in.
Wolfman goes for more swords dancing, hoping he can get one last X Acc Oomph.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss miss.
Wolfman should have went the cheap damage route... He instead just goes for one more smashing hook... same -2 accuracy deal.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dr. Robotnik: "Full power! Attack!"
Metal Man (GM): The machine goes up to VG and punches at him twice.
Wolfman can't believe he missed those...
Metal Man (GM): One hit. 25%.
VG can't avoid the second one. He at least has his bear.
Metal Man (GM): Then it turns to Wolfman and opens fire.
Dr. Robotnik: "You'll never win!"
VG: *Battle stats: Super Sneakers Sped away, X Accuracy left the spot, Guardian Acorn one more round, 7 rounds survived, Wolfman's Close Call now active. He gives the BOTH of us X DEFENDS this time... he doesn't like what is coming.*
Dr. Robotnik: "All your items are worthless! I shall win. And your headquarters shall be destroyed!"
Wolfman attempts more Wolves Footing, even though he no longer has the accuracy he liked.
Metal Man (GM): It flies to the side and misses.
Wolfman tries jumping on top of it again then... he wants to use his feet.
Dr. Robotnik: "I'm as fast as Sonic! You can't hit me!" *Dodges.*
Wolfman: "Oh just shut UP!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Now, sample my devastating powers!" *Punches at VG thrice.*
Metal Man (GM): 25% per hit.
VG: "He's too fat to be Sonic... yikes!" *Guardian Acorn flew with the wind He gives out more Super Sneakers... he'll have one left after the two of them don a pair.*
Wolfman goes for a different tactic this time... He holds his beam saber out as usual, but instead of running and dancing, he runs and... spins. SPIN ATTACK TIME! He can't believe he missed those... he REALLY doesn't like being in the stall squad. He just goes to jump on the bum then... he is getting VERY frustrated.
Metal Man (GM): Ok... hit.
Wolfman hopes Gibby can survive his task... for he is almost definite he won't survive this time around.
Metal Man (GM): Ok. He attacks Wolfman with three punches this time.
VG can't believe that he has to fight to the death... this is not what he was expecting when he signed up.
Dr. Robotnik: "I must save my energy!"
Wolfman: "VG, I know you might be tempted, but DON'T heal me right now."
Metal Man (GM): 25% per hit.
Wolfman: *Mega Rush activated; damage dealt with.*
Dr. Robotnik: "You can try, but you will not defeat ME!"
VG: *Battle stats 9 rounds after Dr. Robotnik, X Defend has 3 rounds left, Super Sneakers have 2*
Dr. Robotnik: "Your determination confounds me, but I must remain true to the core program. Destroy the Questers!"
VG gives Wolfman an Energizer and X Accuracy... damage will be needed FAST.
Wolfman rushes for more Wizard's Footing... it's his most consistent attack right now.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Wolfman instead goes for a SMASHING left hook... but this time, -1 accuracy. (hoping for 8X goodness)
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Dr. Robotnik: "Ack!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMAAAAASH.*
Wolfman is VERY thankful for the badges now.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Drat! You've damaged my armor. It does not matter. I shall survive! Eat this!" *Does THREE random attacks.*
Metal Man (GM): He does... Wolf's first normal move... VG's first normal move... And wolf's second normal move. All are being used against Wolf.
Wolfman has a Close Call for once.
Metal Man (GM): That one misses. That misses.
Wolfman AGAIN pulls it off.
VG is getting hopeful.
Metal Man (GM): That one effects both Wolf and VG. Wolf takes 20% damage, as does VG... before their defenses.
Wolfman BARELY has some bear left in him.
Dr. Robotnik: "Why won't you die? I've thrown the might of my ultimate weapon at you repeatedly!"
VG knows Wolfman can blow up ONCE... he uses this time to go for another charging Headbutt.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
VG wants to strangle Metal's dice now.
Wolfman starts off again with more Wolf Footing... he is having success with both hands and feet and weapon this time around.
Metal Man (GM): Hiiit!
Dr. Robotnik: "Gah!"
Wolfman then goes for another smashing left hook at -1 accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Dr. Robotnik: "Ack! Now you've made me mad... taste your destruction!" *He opens fire on VG.*
VG gets pelted again.
Dr. Robotnik: *Goes on to punch at Wolfman.*
VG dodges that due to X Defend.
Metal Man (GM): He finishes by triggering his regeneration.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ha ha ha. you cannot win!" *Recovers 10!*
VG: *11 rounds post Dr. Robotnik, super sneakers gone, 1 x defend round left, 3 x accuracy (Wolfman) round left.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I must win... my weapon cannot be defeated like this!"
VG noted how powerful Wolfman is in this state... he gives Wolfman ANOTHER Red Essence.
Wolfman is enveloped in more cinnamon-sugary goodness.
VG ends his turn by setting his toad hat up for Reflectoring himself.
Wolfman starts off his attack with Swords Dancing instead for once. *CRITICAL!*
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT* It is. The otherwise tough armor is looking beaten up.
Dr. Robotnik: "Why... you... this cannot... be happening..."
Wolfman smash hooks the thing (again, -1 accuracy)
Metal Man (GM): The hologram is beginning to crackle.
Dr. Robotnik: "You... cannot... win... ...power... is... MINE!" *Recovers 10!* "Take... this... you!" *He lays into VG with machinegun fire, a punch, and another punch.*
VG: *Bear: 70/100. Wolfman: 83/120*
Dr. Robotnik: "Must... protect... invention..."
VG: *12 Rounds post Eggy, 2 Red Essence rounds (Wolfman), 2 X Accuracy (Wolfman)*
Dr. Robotnik: "Destroy..."
VG wants to make Locos Happy inside... he's going for a gutshot. He takes out two Ice Blocks and TOSSES them at Dr. Robotnik's spot, hoping he gets a crit or near crit to freeze him up. He was close... but not quite.
Metal Man (GM): They both miss, flying past him.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hah..."
Wolfman liked how the Swords Dance helped that time... he goes for it again.
Metal Man (GM): It is blocked.
Dr. Robotnik: "I... will... WIN!"
Wolfman goes for the smashing punch then... that will definitely do more damage. "You... will... NOT!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dr. Robotnik: *Regains 10! Attacks VG thrice!*
Metal Man (GM): CRIT!!!!! The crit still hits for normal damage.
VG: "Sorry Wolfman..."
Metal Man (GM): For it has the power of the crit!
VG: *Gets in shock state, goes up, goes down... doesn't return VG: Game Over. Wah.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Mwahahahahahahahaha!"
Wolfman is VERY angry now... he wants Dr. Robotnik DEAD. Forget the old Reploid protocol...
Dr. Robotnik: "Now... I... shall... survive!"
Wolfman starts off with a swords dance again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss miss hit hit hit.
Wolfman hits with total ferocity.
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT* Despite being quite over the threshold... the angry Dr. Robotnik makes a last dash at success.
Dr. Robotnik: "You... have won... but... I shall escape!"
Wolfman: "I don't think so!"
Dr. Robotnik: *The mecha glows, flying STRAIGHT UP through the ceiling.*
Wolfman goes for one more hook...
Metal Man (GM): It barely misses as messed up Dr. Robotnik escapes... however!
Wolfman breathes heavily... he barely won... but VG had to suffer.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman and VG have defeated Dr. Robotnik; he can't take a single hit... which leaves whatever he does to try to stop people... Wolfman and VG gain: 800 EXP! Now then... Gibby! You there? Gibby: You're climbing up the elevator... Digi is not in Gibby's party. Now, let's review what happens next.
VG finds himself in Sick Bay he's guessing...
Metal Man (GM): Gibby has the time to climb up and run to the main building. That takes 10 rounds of time.
Gibby is climbing... and climbing... and climbing some more.
Metal Man (GM): Digi takes 5 rounds of time just to be warped there/catch up. But we start with Locos... Locos: You're at the control room for a huge cannon. Zio is there... a grim face.
Zio: "...The controls have seized up..."
Metal Man (GM): The monitors light up.
Charles Magellean: "...Meier Link thinks he can get away with going to sleep while I speak to him... bah."
Dr. Robotnik: "I have taken control of the Lumina cannon... to destroy the Questers! With it... this entire base as well."
Zio: "Well... well... well. It looks like I'm not needed here anymore."
Metal Man (GM): Zio disappears, after smirking at Locos.
Charles Magellean looks towards the monitors with eyes lighted up. Oh dear.... "...Hey! You owe me a chair!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You see the controls go berserk.
Charles Magellean dashes toward the personnel console.
Metal Man (GM): Let's see.... Generators 1-5 are overheating... Prison area has been set to self destruct... Security has been deactivated... Cannon controls, which have been locked by three security mechanisms, are securely aiming at SSQ HQ. And self-destruct protocols are set to go off soon after. You may attempt to hack each thing with an INT check, one at a time. Say which thing you hack.
Charles Magellean: "There has to be an emergency override for the coolants first."
Metal Man (GM): You have 1 round per attempt. There is an emergency override, but it seems password protected.
Computer: "Danger. All systems have been set for maximum damage. All personnel are advised to evacuate."
Charles Magellean hacks into the mainframe of the Zio computer... hmm...
Computer: "Cannon firing in *BZZZT* 3 minutes."
Charles Magellean: "..." *He types in Motavia.*
Computer: "Beep! Access denied."
Metal Man (GM): 1 round of 13 used.
Computer: "Please try again."
Charles Magellean types in Dark Force.
Computer: "Beep! Access denied."
Metal Man (GM): 2 rounds out of 13 used.
Charles Magellean bangs on the console.
Computer: "Cannon firing in *BZZZT* 5.5 minutes."
Charles Magellean observes his surroundings....
Metal Man (GM): There's controls, controls, controls everywhere. Then there's a large lever... set of them. They're emergency shutdown switches for the reactors... But they look difficult to use. There's a whole array of buttons and switches around them.
Charles Magellean: "...Gibby would have a field day."
Metal Man (GM): You may use an INT check to try to use them. 10/13 rounds left. You fail to activate the lever.
Charles Magellean tries this from a different approach.
Metal Man (GM): You succeed.
Computer: "Reactor 1. Shut down."
Charles Magellean pulls/pushes the lever down.
Computer: "Lumina cannon at 80%."
Metal Man (GM): 9/13 rounds left. Gibby appears in one round. You see him coming from a bit away. You may take this round to lock the door.
Charles Magellean: "...Oh crap. ...Risk locking the door... or take a humongous risk and allow two people at once."
Gibby: "Dum de dum..."
Computer: "4.5 minutes until cannon firing."
Charles Magellean: "...If he does it, then I can blame him for the damage." *He smiles. He walks to the left/right of him and attempts to use the direct approach on another lever.*
Metal Man (GM): You barely fail... missed a button. 8/13 rounds. Gibby runs in.
Gibby: "Hello, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "...Lever! Pull the levers!"
Gibby stares in awe.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Locos is pulling levers. INT check to operate one.
Gibby quickly pulls a lever.
Metal Man (GM): Locos can also go and try to pull one. two people is better than one... hopefully.
Computer: "Reactor 2 shutdown. Lumina Cannon at 60%."
Gibby: "I do good?"
Metal Man (GM): Locos continues to be baffled by the third one.
Charles Magellean: "You do better if you continue to do this to other levers!"
Gibby: "...riiiight..." *He pulls the next lever.*
Metal Man (GM): 7/13 rounds. Gibby fails on that lever.
Metal Man (GM): That third lever is mean! Until Locos turns it off.
Gibby tries that same lever again.
Computer: "Third Reactor shutdown. Power at 40% for Lumina... Reactor online again."
Metal Man (GM): It's now 6/13 rounds, and Locos's half of that round.
Charles Magellean goes to the 5th lever.
Metal Man (GM): You fail. 5/13 rounds.
Gibby checks what levers haven't been pulled.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby and Locos go once more. Any other Questers want to help? The third and fourth and fifth haven't been pulled...
Gibby pulls the fifth.
Metal Man (GM): Failure with the fifth. Or not... you pull it.
Computer: "Fifth reactor shutdown. Power at 40%."
Metal Man (GM): Go Locos!
Charles Magellean: "I'll handle the third, you the fourth!"
Gibby goes to the fourth, and shuts it down.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Wait your turn. You only do one per round. Locos continually fails to pull a lever... 4/13... Gibby pulls down the Fourth. Locos's half.
Computer: "...One reactor onl-0---- Power at 0%. Backup initialized. Cannon is stalled."
Gibby: "Go team!" *He offers Locos a high five.*
Charles Magellean gives a weak ...low five.
Metal Man (GM): This is what's left. Prison area has been set to self destruct... Security has been deactivated... Cannon controls, which have been locked by three security mechanisms, are securely aiming at SSQ HQ. And self-destruct protocols are set to go off soon after.
Charles Magellean: "We have to deactivate the self-destruct, the prison self-destruct, and the cannon controls."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby may start off by trying to deactivate one of them. Since he didn't go yet.
Gibby: "Hmmm... lets try deactivating the cannon controls."
Charles Magellean: "Let's do so."
Gibby goes to do that.
Charles Magellean runs to the northeastern side of the Lumina Cannon room.
Metal Man (GM): Ok... The cannon controls are covered by a steel plate. Gibby: STR check! Hulk smash!
Gibby tries headbutting the steel.
Charles Magellean: "...Nice going."
The Flesh: "Ouchies!"
Metal Man (GM): You manage to damage your head for 10%.
Gibby: x_x "Owie..."
Metal Man (GM): 3/13.
Computer: "Self-destruct to go off in 2.5 minutes."
Charles Magellean: "I think this can be better solved by re-activating the security override."
Computer: "Cannon fire, all 10% based off of back-up power, will fire in 1.5 minutes."
Gibby: "...sure thing, Mr. Monster..." *He holds his head.*
Computer: "Cannon Controls cannot be opened. They have been sealed by administrator -- Dr. Robotnik."
Charles Magellean: "Mr. Mons---okay, you go other to the security and I'll handle this cannon control protection metal sheet."
Gibby wobbles over to the security "Pretty colors..."
Metal Man (GM): Security is simple. You just need to quickly press a lot of buttons. Gibby: SPD check!
Gibby: "Bu... bu... bu... BUTTONS!!!!" @_! *He goes button crazy.*
Metal Man (GM): You activate security.
Computer: "Security activated. All enemy troops have been evicted."
Gibby has steam coming off his hands.
Computer: "Danger. Intruders in control room."
Charles Magellean: "...I thought so."
Computer: "Sending in guard bots."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: What do you do? Lock the door or the cannon controls? Time is short!
Charles Magellean goes to lock the door.
Metal Man (GM): Door locked! 2/13. You hear robots attacking the door. Cannon controls disabled, mostly. Self destruction has a bit more leeway. Gibby, Locos: The cannon controls are secured by that plate.
Charles Magellean: "...We need to cancel the self-destruct."
Gibby tries shooting the plate open (roll?)
Metal Man (GM): Self-destruct: 1 INT for prison, 1 STR to bash the one on this building.
Gibby shoots it twice.
Charles Magellean: "Gibby... we can't risk the plate!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit!
Gibby: "I know what I'm doing!"
Metal Man (GM): You smash it twice! It and a force field die down. All you have to do is an INT check to deactivate it now!
Charles Magellean: "Fine... I'll destroy the one that's gonna destroy this place."
Gibby makes an INT check to deactivate it.
Charles Magellean looks at a staredown with the machine that would destroy us all!!
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Not your turn anyway... wait for next round! ...But that roll will be kept. Locos: Do whatever check yer gonna do.
Charles Magellean goes and raises his Sword... He goes and uses an unorthodox attack against this machine... Crazy quirk! "Slash of the Night!" *He jumps high high high... then goes for a quick diagonal double slash.*
Metal Man (GM): BAMMO
Computer: "Self destruct on main building has been terminated. Cannon fires in 30 seconds."
Charles Magellean: "...We have one chance left..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: Gibby is about to press the button to fire the cannon! You must disable it before he can do so... with an INT check.
Gibby: @_@ "Buuuuutton..."
Charles Magellean goes to pounce on the fluffball for his most idiotic mistake... then presses one last button.
Computer: "Cannon. Disabled."
Charles Magellean: "...We tried our best..."
Computer: "Self destruct in 30 seconds."
Charles Magellean: "...Forgive us ...prisoners...?!"
Metal Man (GM): 2/2 rounds left to disable prison destruct!
Charles Magellean: "We have a slight chance to help the prisoners!"
Metal Man (GM): A robot blasts through the door.
Charles Magellean: "Gibby, cancel the destruct sequence."
Metal Man (GM): You may use an attack to dispatch a robot or an INT check to disable the prison bomb.
Charles Magellean: "I'll hold off the robots!"
Gibby nods, and goes to cancel it.
Charles Magellean: "Slash of the night!" *He attempts for another unorthodox attack... this time using a low attack to cut off the legs.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot is annihilated.
Charles Magellean backflips.
Computer: "Danger. Intruders are damaging critical systems. Must ensure prison self destruct."
Gibby disables the prison bomb! (hopefully)
Metal Man (GM): *DISABLE.*
Gibby sighs in relief.
Computer: "All commands disabled. Intruders have compromised plans."
Wolfman would see Robotnik leave at this time...
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Somebody... or someTHING flies out of the floor behind Gibby and Locos.
Charles Magellean sighs of relief too.
Dr. Robotnik: "You... you worthless Questers disabled my master plan! My ship... is all I've got!"
Gibby turns around.
Dr. Robotnik: "DIEEEEEEE!!!!!!"
Charles Magellean: "...Gibby is not worthless! He's at least worth a dime."
Dr. Robotnik: *He flies at Locos and Gibby in a Kamikaze way.*
Gibby: "...yeah that's the best I'll get from you." *He side steps.*
Charles Magellean whistles...
Metal Man (GM): Does he miss both of you?
Charles Magellean: "Yoink!" *He ducks on the floor.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby and Locos: This is your chance to finish him!
Dr. Robotnik: "No! My attack failed!"
Gibby: "Wanna do the honors, Locos?"
Charles Magellean: "I do believe this is your department, Sir Gibbert."
Dr. Robotnik: "Everything... failed! FAILED!"
Gibby: "If you insist..."
Charles Magellean: "I insist indeed."
Gibby takes out his gun, and shoots Dr. Robotnik twice.
Metal Man (GM): BAM BAM You hit it in both shoulders. The machine crash-lands into the computer console.
Wolfman thinks he sees more explosions...?
Computer: "Critical systems destroyed."
Wolfman feels a little... alone without VG right now. He definitely did a great job... I probably owe him.
Dr. Robotnik: "No... ...I have failed... Metal Sonic... The Void... Ivo Robotnik... ...This... is... THE END!"
Charles Magellean: "Void's dead."
Dr. Robotnik: "I was their... last chance..."
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE* The Hologram blinks, turns black-and-white, shrinks, turns all blue, and then explodes. The controls also explode.
Wolfman: .oO(Now, how do I get out of here with a busted elevator?)
Metal Man (GM): The entire base is shaking.
Charles Magellean: "...There. ...We need to leave."
Wolfman tries to find either a working elevator or some stairs to climb up.
Computer: "Self Destruct to prevent release of radioactive materials has begun."
Metal Man (GM): And now... we go to Wolfman dragging VG's corpse up stairs! Wolfman: The building is shaking. Rubble is falling as you run up the stairs.
Wolfman carries VG in his arms... at least for a 3 foot mushroom, he's lightweight.
Computer: "Unable to maintain reactor 1. Self destruct override enabled."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM* The place shakes.
Wolfman starts hightailing it OUT of there!
Metal Man (GM): You're running.
Wolfman: .oO(I owe you somehow VG... just don't ask me what yet.)
Computer: "Reactor 3 overheating. Reactor 3 has exploded."
Metal Man (GM): An even larger BOOM occurs.
Wolfman tries to run UP and out if further description is needed....
Metal Man (GM): You reach the top of the stairs. The entire base is blowing apart.
Wolfman wishes he still had super sneakers... he runs OUT!
Metal Man (GM): You see Meier Link run out of the main building and teleport. Gibby et Locos join you.
Wolfman: "...did he just..."
Metal Man (GM): It's now a clear sky outside.
Wolfman: "...we did it." *He sets VG down on the ground/grass.*
Metal Man (GM): You're all gathered outside the base.
Charles Magellean: "Well... we did it."
Wolfman: "You are right Locos..."
Metal Man (GM): The place shakes, exploding... the entire base falling and crumbling.
Wolfman sets VG down on the ground/grass, then watches the base fall.
Metal Man (GM): The entire thing falls down as an avalanche... into Hyrule Field.
Wolfman: "Unfortunately, VG didn't survive the end of the battle... he'll need Sick Bay."
Metal Man (GM): Which already has a satellite smashed smack dab into it.
Wolfman notes the direction of the avalanche... Hyrule Field? I don't think Malon and Talon will like this.
Metal Man (GM): ...From the molten ruins of the base.... There's the front gate. It opens. Out comes one of those guards.
Wolfman stiffens up.
Guard: "...You... will not... survive."
Metal Man (GM): The guard is heavily injured. It fires off a few yellow shots, which fly over your heads.
Charles Magellean: "...Really."
Metal Man (GM): The Guard fires at Locos.
Charles Magellean: "...Let's help this guy to a hospital."
Metal Man (GM): 6% per hit.
Guard: "I will... get revenge... for... emperor Zio... You will... be destroyed..."
Wolfman just shoots the thing to unconsciousness.
Charles Magellean absorbs it... falls down... then kicks right back up.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit. The thing seems tough... very tough.
Gibby shoots the guard twice.
Metal Man (GM): Even for having survived a semi nuclear explosion. Two hits.
Charles Magellean: "Okay... who the heck does this guy think he is?"
Wolfman is still with a 1 HP remaining bear somehow.
Charles Magellean: "I wanted to help him... and he blindly does stuff for no reason."
Metal Man (GM): ...The guard is EXACTLY at 100%. Still alive. Locos may go.
Charles Magellean: "...Good bye."
Guard: "Kill... for Zio..."
Charles Magellean fires his autoguns.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit hit miss. The thing continues walking at you mindlessly, despite the person inside being dead. It fires a single shot at Locos.
Wolfman: "...is this thing undead?!?"
Metal Man (GM): And misses... but it's still coming.
Gibby: "Stubborn isn't it?"
Charles Magellean becomes missed.
Armor: "Terminate... Questers..."
Wolfman has to do this... he goes all Chef like with slicing and dicing and dancing.
Charles Magellean: "...Wait... ...The guy wasn't talking. I see now..."
Gibby: "I don't get it..."
Metal Man (GM): You hit it... it falls apart. Then the pieces float up... nobody was inside.
Charles Magellean takes out the black box.
Metal Man (GM): It comes back together.
Gibby: "GAH! Now I get it!"
Wolfman: "...that's because there was NO guy."
Armor: "For the Quester Hunters!"
Charles Magellean: "For Kibbles!" *He fires the space-gas of X-Zone.*
Wolfman stands out of the way of the black box and Locos... he's going to use it he thinks.
Metal Man (GM): You hit it full-on. It flickers... disappears... ...*SMASH* A fist punches through reality. It bashes its way back into existence.
Charles Magellean: "I see..."
Guard: "You cannot stop me."
Charles Magellean: "Probably because... this isn't at full power." *He pulls out ...the Cup of Rainbows????*
Gibby: "Oooo... what that?"
Wolfman wonders what has to be done... and then sees Locos pulling out some strange rainbow cup.
Charles Magellean: "This is what you would call... the outside of the box. Perhaps this is what will stop this guard once and for all. ...If only I knew how to uhh... use it."
Charles Magellean places it on top of the black box. "...Wait... now I know!"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/gba/T_MetroidFusion_SA-Xbattle.mid
Wolfman: "Well, do it then."
Charles Magellean take the cup of rainbows from the top, then attaches the bottom to where the gas is fired.
Metal Man (GM): The Armor seems resolute and evil. It's even healed those wounds...
Charles Magellean: "Guys... hold the armor off until the X-Blaster is recharged."
Gibby: "Sure thing."
Wolfman will do so...
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Do yer attack against the thing... Or whatever you're going to use to hold it off.
Gibby throws a deku nut at it to hopefully stun it.
Metal Man (GM): You hit it. No effect.
Wolfman shoots it back with the howl buster.
Metal Man (GM): It's hit three times.
Gibby: "It was worth a shot."
Metal Man (GM): The shots bounce off of it.
Wolfman: "...this isn't working!"
Metal Man (GM): The Armor points at Gibby with both blasters and opens fire.
Metal Man (GM): 10 damage per hit.
Gibby gets hit three times "Ouch..."
Metal Man (GM): Next round. Gibby and Wolf may go. Locos can do something while it recharges.
Wolfman gets out the HAMMER this time... it takes an action to swap here, so he just gets one swing at the armor.
Charles Magellean dexes this strange thing.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, no effect.
Gibby gets an idea... he starts running in circles around the armor in an attempt to confuse it. "Catch me if you can!"
Wolfman didn't dent the thing... strange.
Metal Man (GM): It stands facing forward and Gibby makes a fool of himself running around.
Gibby: "I think it's working!"
"...DING! Invincible Armor.
Desc: This armor is of unknown origin, and serves Zio. It seems invincible. It has only one attack. To mindlessly shoot at all who pester it.
Metal Man (GM): Nexto roundo. The thing attacks. It attacks Gibby by shooting at him. 10% per hit... 20% for that crit.
Gibby gets hit... 4 times! "...ok... circle idea... not working..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby and Locos and Wolf may go.
Charles Magellean: "...Come on... we need to desperately get this charged."
Wolfman goes for two hammer swings... they HAVE to work... don't they?
Gibby inhales some air, and blows a wave of fire at the armor.
Metal Man (GM): You hit repeatedly... the armor is not damaged.
Charles Magellean: "...Guys... what part of 'Invincible Armor' didn't you understand?"
Wolfman: "Well, I'm trying to STOP it for you here..."
Gibby: "We're distracting it!"
Charles Magellean: "Right... forgot about that. Sorry."
Metal Man (GM): The armor seems mindlessly angry. You can fire... nnnow.
Charles Magellean: "Comrades... stand back!"
Wolfman stands back.
Gibby leaps away.
Charles Magellean presses the button.
Metal Man (GM): The thing glows. A mighty ray of rainbow fires into the object. A HUGE explosion takes place. The mountain it was standing on is gone... a portal eats it.
Metal Man (GM): It seems gone...
Charles Magellean: "Take that, ya bugger."
Gibby gets blown away.
Wolfman just watches in awe.
Metal Man (GM): ...A hand grips onto the edge of the newly made cliff. It climbs up....
Wolfman watches this climbing... thing...
Armor: "Now you shall truly die."
Metal Man (GM): The armor is sparking. On fire, even. Damaged and dented... but it still attacks.
Gibby: "Oh COME ON!"
Metal Man (GM): It fires on Locos.
Charles Magellean: "I see..."
Metal Man (GM): On the plus side: The Rainbow beam may or may not have damaged it in a minor way. The thing ends its turn by glowing... you notice an X-zone box in each of its arms. As Aribar warps in.
Wolfman: "...I don't like those boxes."
Aribar would warp in from the Stadium at this moment... The elf cries out, "Stop!"
Charles Magellean: "Oh... my... god."
Aribar: "Don't attack it!"
Wolfman: "...why not?" *He has his hammer in hand.*
Charles Magellean: "You should know why, Wolf."
Aribar: "...Whoever attacks it will be sealed away forever somewhere..."
Armor: "X-zone blasters activated."
Gibby: "Good reason..."
Armor: "Target: Questers."
Wolfman: "Well what are we supposed to do?"
Charles Magellean: "So then... it's the battle of the prison portals."
Aribar: "...Do you guys NEED to fight this thing?"
Charles Magellean: "Aribar... it fired on us. On its own."
Aribar: "That does not answer my question..."
Charles Magellean: "I think it would be wise in comprehending that even if we don't fight it... that it will kill us anyway."
Wolfman: "Locos is just about right you know."
Aribar: "...Can you RUN from it? What are the objectives you're trying to complete?"
Charles Magellean: "Aribar... leave. You aren't helping matters."
Wolfman: "...I do see Aribar's point though." *He looks to the dead VG.*
Charles Magellean: "I'm not gonna let this thing run amok while we have this one chance to destroy once and for all. I would sooner be sent to somewhere else permanently than wait in fear for its arrival at our base."
Wolfman is torn... what to do?
Aribar: "We can't win all the battles we fight, Locos... This thing IS invincible..."
Metal Man (GM): You decide once again.
Charles Magellean: "It's supposedly invincible."
Metal Man (GM): Fight to the death!
Aribar: "...Straight from Zio I heard this."
Charles Magellean: "...I've made my decision Aribar."
Wolfman: "Aribar, get VG to sick bay. I'm not going to let Locos handle this alone."
Charles Magellean: "Like you are against being a thief, I am against letting this thing go."
Aribar: "...Fine, but you're throwing your lives away... " *The elf walks over to Veegee and attempts to get a warp back to the stadium.*
Wolfman goes to attack the x-zone boxes off of the arms now...
Charles Magellean: "We can argue about this later. Just go! Gibby... will you hold this thing off... or will you take Aribar's advice? I have made my decision... be it a folly... or valiant."
Gibby: "...I don't run from a fight." *He cocks his gun.*
Charles Magellean turns to Aribar.
Aribar: "You're a bunch of fools."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: A warp opens.
Wolfman: "VG died for us... I might as well die for him now. Get him revived."
Metal Man (GM): You CAN push people at it.
Charles Magellean: "We have considered our options... and we will face off."
Aribar: "Oh, yes! Throwing lives away is the key, Wolf... ...Revive!" *The elf casts Revive on Veegee.*
Wolfman wants to rush the robot and use his Megaton Hammer to knock away the X-Zone boxes...
Gibby: "Ari, if you're not going to help, then leave."
Metal Man (GM): VG is revived... at 1 life and no longer game over!
VG somehow starts waking up... "...Ouch... that was some strange nap..."
Aribar: "There... I've helped."
Metal Man (GM): Though he still missed out that EXP.
Charles Magellean: "You have done your duty, Aribar of Whaller."
Metal Man (GM): He will get the full 4000 coins.
Charles Magellean: "Now it is ours to at least hold of this dented Invincible armor."
Metal Man (GM): VG: There's an evil bit of armor facing the group.
VG sees the armor... and almost... panics... He just wants to go back home...
Metal Man (GM): VG: There's a warp home right there.
Aribar: "...Well, I guess if I haven't convinced you that even Zio himself said to me that this armor is an invincible foe, then nothing will... Anyone who wants to follow me home can do so."
Charles Magellean: "...Or we can high tail it and wait for the x-blaster to fully charge then dash at this thing and fire."
VG then remembers his item stash...
Aribar begins to go through the portal.
VG throws 2 ice blocks at the armor to try to freeze it.
Metal Man (GM): Bot hit, freezing it... then it just breaks out of the ice, angry.
Charles Magellean: "Status effects... do not work on it."
Armor: "Foolish mushroom."
VG: "...Locos, I think we should run."
Charles Magellean: "We will do the hit and run strategy. We've hit... so now we'll run!"
Wolfman: "Yes sir!" *He runs to the portal.*
Charles Magellean turns around and runs back on the path of death mountain.
VG also hightails it out.
Charles Magellean: "I meant ...ah nevermind."
Gibby notices everyone leaving. "...ok so maybe I can run from ONE fight..." *He runs to the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): *El warp/Escape.*
Charles Magellean continues running down the path... to hide a bit so the X-Blaster can recharge.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone flees. the armor, unable to hit anyone, angrily fires at the sky and then begins roaming into a nearby forest.... Though Locos is still hiding. Locos: It's walking away!
Charles Magellean charges back into talking distance with it. "Wait... wait!" *He catches his breath some... then goes to running... he repeats this a few times. He pursues after the armor for about ...10 minutes additionally. He yells for it... to stop over and over again.*
Metal Man (GM): You yell at it a couple times... It finally turns around to you. What do you do?
Charles Magellean: "..." *Hack...*...*Huff*. ...This... is why... I don't like hiking..." " *He breathes heavily. He clears his throat.*
Metal Man (GM): It's now or never... because it's about to shoot at you.
Charles Magellean: "T-tell me... I hate to interrupt... but where were you going to go? Or... we can just pick up where we left off." *He pulls out his black box with cup attachment. "Which is better for you?" *He has his finger over the button... ready to react in case the Armor fires first. "So... you won't answer me. You and the rest of those creeps of Zio's are just plain rude folk. I can only give 5 seconds... then I'll assume one of two things. That at the end... you'll not fire... and we'll both be on our ways... Or you fire... and we start the battle all over again. 5... 4... 3... 2... ...1..."
Metal Man (GM): The armor does nothing. It watches you.
Charles Magellean snuffs loudly... like a weak chuckle. "Aribar was right. You won't attack unless you're attacked first." *He lowers his guard... just a bit.*
Metal Man (GM): It has the ray aimed at you... but seems powerless to fire at you.
Charles Magellean: "I know. It's very tense. Yet... I will not fight. Seems ...Ari's words needed longer to sink in for me than the others. Armor of Invincibility: We Questers will meet you again."
Metal Man (GM): The Armor merely nods...
Charles Magellean turns to the side and flips out his dex. He puts the X-Blaster away. "Just... as a request..."
Metal Man (GM): It is mindlessly continuing to aim at you.
Charles Magellean: "If you have honor, which I know all beings have... or had..., that you do not attack civilians that are not a threat to you, even if ordered by Zio."
Metal Man (GM): It just sits there.
Charles Magellean: "We Questers are hateful scum in your eyes, I understand... but such a request cannot sit on death ears, so to speak. I know both spectrums of order and chaos. You are of the orderment." *He contacts HQ and would like a warp home.* "Until we meet again..." *He warps into big room with the others, and just wandering about the mission ranking, and such.*
VG is sleeping in his room... he's too tired.
Metal Man (GM): You get back.
Wolfman is in R&R.
Gibby: "About time you showed up."
Aribar would probably be in the R&R as well reading a book.
Charles Magellean goes into R&R.
Aribar: "Hmp. So you chose not to die."
Charles Magellean: "Took longer for the words to kick in." ;)
Wolfman: "It takes all of us different times."
Gibby: "Some more than others..."
Wolfman puts on the TV.
Charles Magellean: "So what's the results? I gotta know."
Wolfman: "Why are you impatient about results anyway?"
Gibby: "Knowing is half the battle..."
Charles Magellean: "To know how bad we screwed up!"
Wolfman: "Well, I have no clue how long you guys took to save our base... but apparently, you did the job, and so did I. Just relax for once Locos."
Charles Magellean: "I did that before."
Gibby: "Yeah... good job, Wolf."
Charles Magellean: "Remember what happened to your office when that happened? Yeah... I saw it destroyedinated."
Wolfman: "Call it a bad coincidence then." *He is somewhat sounding... mellow (I'm guessing here)*
Aribar: "Locos, perhaps now would be a good time to be quiet?" *The elf says this without looking up from his reading.*
Charles Magellean: "You think you're high after listening to Zio? I'll lay a smackdown."
Wolfman: "If the two of you want to fight [again], just sign up for an Arena match."
Charles Magellean: "Nah, he wouldn't want that."
Gibby just watches Locos and Ari argue like a guy watching a tennis match.
Aribar: "...Nope. We both know you'd be down in a matter of seconds. Besides, I wanted you to be quiet before I got into trouble."
Wolfman: "...alright, obviously I can't relax in here." *He goes towards the Big Room instead... hopefully someone other than Mack will be there.*
Gibby: "I'm going to go take a snooze. Later." *He heads to his room to sleep.*
Charles Magellean is gonna calm down.
Aribar: "Bleh... I didn't mean to scare 'em off. I was just joking."
Charles Magellean checks his watch. He sits onto the couch... sitting so he can look at Aribar by just lookin up. "Eerrrrr... I must get my Golden Flute back. I want it bbaaaaaack from Grunty. How I miss... that song."
Aribar: "...Golden Flute?"
Charles Magellean: "Something used to control Golden Warrior."
Aribar: "I never knew you could play any instruments... Well, don't worry. Eventually you'll get it back."
Charles Magellean: "It was my Crossbones whistle."
Aribar: "Hrm... Does Grunty know about that?"
Charles Magellean: "...Yep. Other than that... there was one song that I always enjoyed playing. The Inner Light. Hold it... I have a hologram of that." *He activates Charles Program: 10-Music.*
Aribar hrms and listens...
Charles Magellean appears and plays an old wooden flute.
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He begins to listen to it...*
Charles Magellean gets a tear in his eye. "I've...*Huhmn*...always remembered this from the first time I was able to play it all the way through without taking a breath. Sadly... as soon as I was able to show my parents back home... Zemus had already attacked."
Aribar: "It is beautiful, Locos..."
Charles Magellean: "...Thank you."
Aribar: "...Don't worry... Soon we'll go after that old hag... I'll make sure we get your flute back from Gruntilda."
Charles Magellean: "It's the only thing that has been able to give me peace on this kamazaic world. Thank you, Ari. I used it as a lullaby as well. This ancient song was used to aid in the darkest of times... and the evil of men."
Aribar: "Hrm... I see..."
Charles Magellean: "I'm sure Gruntilda would understand. Even Zio would lean a sympathetic ear. Without being reminded of this song... I would've engaged in battle against the armor again. ...And not be here." *He enjoys the song, even though it is looping. The old flute was known as a rare Ressikan flute. I'm not sur..." *He reaches into his pocket.
Charles Magellean pulls out the Ressikan flute from his back right pocket. "!!! After all these years... I thought I lost it."
Aribar: "I take it that is that flute?"
Charles Magellean plays the song on his flute and turns off the hologram. He pauses. "It... is indeed Ari." *He goes back and plays it from where he left off.*
Aribar listens, humming along a bit.
Charles Magellean stops. He smacks his lips. "Now you know why I miss the flute of gold. It is allowed to broadcast on a much longer range."
Mewtwo: "...According to our reports on the mission... You got an A! ...You did everything, and then some. I'm giving you all 5000 coins for that perfectly accomplished mission. While there's an invincible armor going on the loose..."
Charles Magellean: "...Which I should've destroyed when I had a chance..."
Mewtwo: "There's no way you could stop that. You barely escaped it yourselves! ...Of course, I could have given you an A+ if you magically destroyed it... but Aribar here told me that Zio himself said it was invincible!"
Charles Magellean: "The X-blaster dented it." *He brings out the black box with rainbow cup attached to it.*
Wolfman: "...just one thing bothers me Mewtwo. Why wasn't Mack fixing HQ and you giving the mission?"
Mewtwo: "Because what was damaged was confidential!"
Charles Magellean: "Now then... right now, this upgraded X-Zone blaster is all we know how to actually make a dent in that Armor of Invincibility."
Mewtwo: "Well... perhaps Oak could look over it? We could add on our existing technology to boost it."
Charles Magellean: "My former military's most secret weapon... Combined with another dimension's Metal Sonic gift, and here? Yeah... it might work." *He will leave once the briefing is done.*
Wolfman just listens in... he doesn't recall much of the secret technology anymore.
Charles Magellean: "Anything else, sir?"
Mewtwo: "Okay... nothing else. You did a great job. Just what we'll need to finish off Zio in the future..."
Charles Magellean: "Thank you. Have a good night." *He goes to Oak's lab.*
Wolfman nods and retires to his quarters. He sends an email to Gibby before going to bed: Gibby: Your account should have 5000 more coins in it. Confirm that when you get this.
SIMBER: "Email sent."
Wolfman: "Thank you. I'm retiring now." *He goes to his room to get some sleep... hopefully.*
Charles Magellean: "Professor Oak. I believe you have something that will give you a challenge."
Professor Oak: "Oh? Is it something new and exciting?"
Charles Magellean: "Aye." *He presents to him the blaster "This little device is currently consisting of two items." *He takes out the cup of rainbows.
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak almost drops his cup of coffee looking at it.
Professor Oak: "This is amazing! What you have there... A cup of antimatter conversion fluid and an antimatter projection field!"
Charles Magellean: "The box alone, which was my military's top secret projects, can emit a gas that is filled with stars. It damage X-Zone shielding and sends smaller enemies to the X-Zone."
Professor Oak: "All it needs is an antimatter amplifier!"
Charles Magellean: "With this cup of rainbows attachment, it becomes more powerful and shoots a rainbow of rays. Perhaps you would like to study it them for a while?"
Professor Oak: "Very much so! Finally... I can get into some real science! Using pokemon for power gets old after a while... I'll construct a gun which will make this strong enough to destroy one target instantly!"
Charles Magellean: "The origin of the cup is actually from an alternate future... I sorta visited it when on our latest mission. I'll see you on your progress sometime in the future." *He heads to G&W's.*
Metal Man (GM): GW is sitting around, as usual.
Charles Magellean whispers. He goes elsewhere. He comes back. "I'll be sure to take good care of your 'rifle'."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes."
VG Lab finds his way to the usual G&W store.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes?"
Gibby follows VG... with stealth!
VG Lab: "I'm here to make another round of shopping and coin giving. Here is the list." *Tosses it to G&W 4 Red Essences, 2 X Defend, 2 X Accuracy, 2 Super Sneakers, 2 Guardian Acorns, 3 Super Plush Bears. He then tosses up on the desk a bag of 13300 coins, SMB2-style.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "The usual, eh? Well, here you go." *Takes the money and hands VG the stuff.*
VG Lab super jumps onto the desk to get the stuff, and thanks G&W. He passes Gibby and co on the way out.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Now then, what will you be buying, Gibby?"
Gibby: "Hmmm... I would like a Magic Backpack please."
Mr. Game and Watch: "A magic backpack? Well, certainly. That will be 7,600 coins."
Gibby takes out a bag with 7600 coins, and tosses it to G&W.
Mr. Game and Watch: *Gives Gibby a Magpic Backpack badge* "I hope this helps!"
Gibby: "Thanks. I'm sure it will." *He exits.*
Aribar (GM): Hunter productions present... An Aribar Hunter mission... "Beware of Ninjas" ...Mission Start! All of the Questers would be in the Big Room. Thankfully, Mewtwo is there to tell them about the mission this time.
Metal Man: "Well, it's a good thing I finished cleaning Wolf's office... otherwise I would have missed this."
Gibby: "Well... another day another mission."
Mewtwo: "We've recently gotten reports that the Toad Town Museum has been robbed by a group of... Ninjas and thieves..."
Spyke: "That's a bad thing, right?"
Gibby: "What was stolen?"
Mewtwo: "Yes, Spyke. They stole some artifacts, the most valuable being the Firebright Sword."
Metal Man: "Huh... never heard of that sword... need to go to museums more often."
Mewtwo: "This group also kidnapped ten Toads on the museum's staff..."
Gibby: "Why would they take Toads?"
Spyke: "Because they wanted to?"
Charles Magellean eats some more of the Gargoyle Stew that's in the kitchen.
Mewtwo: "Normally a mission like this would just be handled by the police, but we've also located three keys to free Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo in their hideout."
Metal Man: "Because they like to kidnap Toads! Of course!"
Mewtwo: "They would probably kidnap the Toads to ransom them back to their families... Anyways, Oak's key locator picked up the signals of the three keys in Dry Dry Desert."
Gibby: "Of course..."
Charles Magellean comes into the r&r room... feeling sick.
Spyke: "The desert... Ugh... Too warm there."
Mewtwo: "The warproom has been set up so that it'll warp you just out in front of your base."
Gibby: "It beats being frozen..."
Metal Man: "This suit is hot."
Charles Magellean: "...I'll wear some white."
Spyke: "True... True..."
Metal Man: "I mean... my skin! Yes... my metallic skin..." >.> <.<
Mewtwo: "Don't worry, their base is underground... It should be a bit cooler down there. If you forget what your objectives are during the mission you can check your Smash Dexes... That is all."
Spyke: "Well, that is nice... So, I am guessing we leave when we are ready?"
Charles Magellean: "...Will we be able to contact Noba mid-mission?"
Mewtwo: "Nova? ... I am unsure if there would be any signal jamming devices in that hideout or not, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "Bery well." *He wheezes.*
Aribar (GM): The warp room awaits.
Gibby heads to the warp room.
Spyke follows after Gibby, casually of course. No rush, no worries.
Charles Magellean drags himself to the warp room.
Metal Man follows.
Aribar (GM): A pipe is waiting for everyone.
Charles Magellean enters said warp pipe.
Metal Man leaps in as well.
Gibby cannonballs into the warp pipe.
Spyke nods to himself before jumping in.
Aribar (GM): All of you appear in Dry Dry Desert... A large rock formation sits in front of you and it looks like there is a small opening carved into the side of it. That evil sun of doom +1 shines down on you all.
Gibby puts on his sunglasses "That's better."
Charles Magellean: "I... just know that bwasted sun is gonna attack us any moment."
Aribar (GM): No guards seem to be about. . http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/desert2.mid
Gibby walks over to the small opening. "Hmmm..."
Spyke: "Well... so far so good..." *He looks around slowly, taking in the area before stepping slowly towards the rocks or more specifically, the opening.*
Aribar (GM): Gibby: Hrm... Looks like that is the opening to the hideout... If nothing else it looks at least ten degrees cooler!
Spyke: "Little Gibmeisters who could, first..." *He says to Gibby.*
Metal Man: "This place is rather interesting." *He reflects the sun, looking shiny.*
Gibby grabs a pebble from the ground, and tosses it into the opening.
Aribar (GM): ... It goes inside... Nothing happens it appears.
Gibby: "Looks like the coast is clear."
Metal Man walks right into the opening. "Full speed ahead."
Charles Magellean coughs.
Gibby steps inside.
Spyke steps in after Gibby, his right hand trailing near his holster. "Hmmmm..."
Charles Magellean steps to the inside.
Aribar (GM): You step inside... The light from the opening only goes a few feet in before it disappears into darkness. Fortunately about every ten feet there are torches providing light.
Metal Man: "Well, this is a rather lax security hideout. By now, we should have been attacked by traps and people with whips..." *He whips out his good old baton... such a piece of junk... or is it?*
King Demon is back.
Gibby tries grabbing a torch.
Aribar (GM): As Gibby reaches for the torch everyone would hear about five THUNKS! as five shiruken impale themselves in the torch Gibby reached for.
Spyke: "Yeah... Or maybe we are overlooking something? Landmines? !!! Or those..."
???: "Intruders! Attack!"
Gibby: "Uh oh..."
Aribar (GM): You see... Oh, the horror!
Metal Man: "Hello. I'm a traveling death salesman. It looks like you're interested in our wares. Kiyaaaaah!" *Dramatic battle stance.*
Charles Magellean nudges Metal.
Aribar (GM): Five Goombas garbed in black cloth and carrying katanas appear... Followed by three Red-shelled and heavily armored Koopas with katanas. . .
Gibby takes out his gun.
Charles Magellean: "...You know I don't stand bluffs."
Metal Man: "Why? It's fun. Right, Locos, master of the death poke?"
Aribar (GM): -=BATTLE!=- Questers verses five Goomba Ninjas and three Koopa Samurai!
Charles Magellean: "...Fun or no, I hate lies."
Spyke: "..." *With a quick snap of his wrist, his pistol, more like a magnum, is prepped and held next to his ear, pointed up, in a commonly seen, but never overdone battle pose.*
Aribar (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/pm_koopa_battle_1.1.mid Your go, Spyke.
Spyke snaps into a leaning stance, weapon aimed at Goomba Ninja 1. He fires a single round, air trail following the shot at the target.
Aribar (GM): The Goomba is nailed with both parts of the attack!
GN1: "Gah! Take him down first!"
Spyke holds that same pose, barrel of the gun glowing. He lets out a slight grunt as a single blast of wind is shot at the same Goomba.
Aribar (GM): It falls over, dead. Gibby's go now. . .
Gibby cocks his gun, and fires two shots at Goomba Ninja 2.
Spyke: "Gibmeister, you know what would be really cool? If we stood back to back as we did this."