Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 151: Traps n' Thieves

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Date: 2:19:33 PM, February 24th; 1:35:54 PM, February 25th; 11:08:35 AM, February 26th, 2005.
Aribar (GM): Ouch!
Charles Magellean: "I'm really hoping these punks have some kind of super powerful machine."
Gibby: "Yeah... like in the movies."
Aribar (GM): ... It also falls under the guns of death!
Metal Man: "I'm gonna teach these punks a lesson... with the world's junkiest sword!"
Aribar (GM): Locos's sickness turn of doom +1... Or not since he's sick, huh? Metal's.
Gibby: "It's like shooting evil giant mushrooms in a barrel."
Spyke: "Yeah... But those swords look like they could poke out an eye..."
Charles Magellean takes 3 damage of poison as he coughs out a green breath to know to others he's poisoned. He takes out his automatics and fires at goomba 3. *14% per hit.*
Aribar (GM): Ouch! ... It's dead.
Charles Magellean blows his guns. He then takes a defensive stance so his AC is upped by...
Aribar (GM): That ends your turn then? Metal's.
Metal Man eats an X Accuracy pill, becoming hyper-looking. With the really bad looking hunk of metal called a Power Sword, he rushes into the mob of Koopa Samurai and spins around wildly, threatening three of them with 30% damage... "BANZAI!!!!"
Charles Magellean: "I switch myself into defense mode."
Aribar (GM): Ouch! They all take the hit, but they're still all up.
Metal Man's turn is ovah.
Aribar (GM): The first Goomba Ninja fires a shuriken off at Spyke while the second rushes in to slice Gibby. That was the shuriken... 3% if it hits.
Spyke is hit in the chest, grunting.
Gibby dodges the slice. "Nice try."
Aribar (GM): ... And the slash misses Gibbs.
King Demon tries to Flame Punch one of the Goombas.
Metal Man: "Wow! What a rush! A shame this is such a piece of junk weapon..."
Aribar (GM): The Goomba BARELY dodges your attack and sticks its tongue out at you. Is that your turn, or do you have another action? Yup... Time for more enemies!
Koopa Samurai: "Hey! That was a neat attack you did, metallic person... Koopas, copy him!"
Metal Man: "...Copycats! Darn... now everyone will have to fear spinning madness attacks..."
Aribar (GM): All three of them hide in their shells, save for the arm with their katana, and all three whirl at the Questers with those deadly blades.
Metal Man (GM): Hit twice.
Aribar (GM): 7% per hit.
Spyke is caught twice by the attacks.
King Demon is hit 3 times, cuz I have a very poor AC.
Charles Magellean gets slashed silly as well.
Gibby gets slashed twice "Ow... ow..."
Aribar (GM): Next round! Spyke's up. The three koopas are slightly damaged.
Spyke growls as he holsters his weapon, left arm stretched out behind him. Palm open, a mass of spiraling winds forms, collecting quickly before he flings it at a Goomba "Die!"
Gibby goes on one "knee" and shoots the goomba that Spyke missed.
Aribar (GM): Both hit! *DEADINATED!* Locos's go. Of Doom. +1.
Spyke steps behind Gibby, trying to go back to back. He whispers to Gibby "Damn... missed him... Nice shot, by the way."
Charles Magellean sputters more poison gas as he takes another 3%. "I can't rist... mor... damagshe."
Metal Man: "I will cure you!"
Gibby: "Thanks. Those goomba ninjas from the holo room really helped."
Charles Magellean: "This poison can't be cured by... items..."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..."
Charles Magellean makes a salute, spins around, and starts to be swallowed by his Met hat unto the point that only the hat remains.
Gibby: "...that was weird."
Spyke: "Very..."
Aribar (GM): Metal's go. Of gravy. +2.
Metal Man takes the jacks o'doom, and tries to hit a single Koopa with them.
Metal Man (GM): 10 damage per hit...
Metal Man then attacks with a smack-a-thon at an adjacent, unrelated Koopa!
Metal Man (GM): Whoops. Going with first d5.
Aribar (GM): Those jacks hit.
Metal Man (GM): 15 damage per hit.
Aribar (GM): All... Of those hit. That's one dead Koopa.
Metal Man: "Hah! Take that! And that! And that!" *SMACKING OVERKILL.*
Aribar (GM): The one remaining Goomba throws a shuriken at Metal. "Die!"
Metal Man is hit. "Ow!"
King Demon tries to punch the Goomba again with Flame Punch He gets the same friggin' result!
Aribar (GM): Another miss of doom +1. The two Koopas go after Metal for killing their comrade of deadness +5. 7% per hit... Spyke's go.
Metal Man dodges the two attacks. "Hah! Try harder!"
Koopa Samurai1: "Spoony metal guy!"
Metal Man: "What? I'm gonna smack you upside the head for that one!"
Spyke leaps at the two Koopas, trying to strike them both with his Javelin Kick. Landing quickly, he hops into the air, spinning in the air, kicking once again at them both, a trail of wind releasing after the kick ends.
Aribar (GM): All of those hit. One of the Koopas die.
Spyke lands on a knee, grinning.
Aribar (GM): Gibbymon, I choose you!
Gibby shoots the Koopa that did not die twice.
Aribar (GM): Both hit, "And it's dead!"
Metal Man: "These guys are easy!"
Gibby reloads his gun.
Charles Magellean: *...why didn't you get rid of them? The Met hat emits a green gas. The hat spins around and Locos reappears.* "...Time for eh... da destruction."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: You may use an action to use the Magic Backpack and draw an item... forgot to say.
Gibby: "Hey look... Locos pulled himself out of a hat!"
Metal Man: "I should try that."
Charles Magellean looks to Gibby... then to the remaining enemy(s) "...I give you... The Slash of the Night!" *He slashes downward on the healthiest guy.*
Aribar (GM): The Goomba is hit!
Charles Magellean: *15 damage.*
Goomba: "Gah!"
Aribar (GM): It is still alive, at least... Care to finish the job, Metal? It is twirled about by the winds, but is still standing!
Charles Magellean: "Come on, I can do better than that, Metal!"
Goomba: "That does it... Haki-taki... YAH!" *It slashes Metal.*
Metal Man: "What? I just wanted to try out magical powers that were inside the wand..."
Gibby: "I hate the stubborn ones..."
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man stands there while the Goomba misses him.
Aribar (GM): Demon, wanna see if you can kill it? Your go, Demon.
King Demon: *sure, why not He launches a fireball at it.*
Metal Man: "There's this other neat power inside it, too. I'll use that one if it's still alive."
Aribar (GM): *FWOOSE!* It's burninated by the first party of the attack. *Dead!*
King Demon: *yay, fried goomba for dinner!*
Aribar (GM): All Questers gain 95 EXP and 95 Coins... Four Mushrooms and three Honey Syrups are scattered about the bodies. Note that this is total, not for each Quester.
Gibby grabs a mushroom. "Look! Stuff!"
Metal Man eats a mushroom.
Aribar (GM): The path forward looks unblocked for as far as you can see.
King Demon grabs a mushroom for later.
Metal Man: "Now then. Onward!"
Charles Magellean eats one mushroom to heal himself after taking 10%.
Metal Man starts walking forward. "And somebody pick up those items!"
King Demon also grabs a honey syrup since nobody else seems to want one.
Aribar (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/desert2.mid is the background music again.
Metal Man: "This place better not have some secret trap in it..."
Aribar (GM): As you continue down the hallway you come to a crossroad... The hallway continues forward, but also branches off to the left and right.
Metal Man: "I'm going left." *He heads off to the left.*
Charles Magellean heads forward.
King Demon: "He would..." *He goes right.*
Aribar (GM): So we're splitting up? This'll be fun!
Charles Magellean: "Umm..." *He heads with Metal.*
Metal Man: "I thought you were wandering without me. Huh. Oh well. You might be able to help me with whatever is in here."
Charles Magellean: "I'm sick... and I need protection."
King Demon shrugs and goes off on his own anyway.
Metal Man: "Very well. I never skimp on the protection."
Charles Magellean: "...I'm not paying you."
Aribar (GM): Okay... We'll handle KD's path first. Pause on Metal and Locos. KD: You begin walking down this path for a while before it begins to curve to the right... You continue along... Then nine figures drop down around you.
King Demon: "This... isn't good..."
Aribar (GM): A black shyguy, five Goomba Ninjas, and three Koopa Samurai.
Shyguy Nightblade: "Heh! Look who we caught..."
King Demon: "I just HAD to go out on my own..."
Koopa Samuria 1: "He was probably going to the secr--Mrph!" *... One of his comrade's hands clamps over his mouth.*
King Demon sighs and runs, if he can.
Aribar (GM): BATTLE TWO!: Demon verses various ninjas of doom... Running can occur during your turn. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/Pm64tutkoopa.mid
Gibby goes with KD "Here I come to save the day..."
Aribar (GM): Gibby quickly catches up with KD... And the battle starts!
Gibby decides to check his magic backpack... perhaps something in there can help him and KD.
Metal Man (GM): Wait! Melee items.
Aribar (GM): You withdraw a Bob-omb, Mine, and an Egg.
Gibby: "These should help us."
King Demon: "All right!"
Gibby grabs the bob-omb, and chucks it at the goomba ninjas.
Aribar (GM): That's a ranged attack, so SPD mod. You manage to throw it so it hits ALL of the Goombas, and thankfully misses KD. *BOOM!*
Gibby: "I love explosions..."
Aribar (GM): The Shyguy turns around and... Shoots a bunch of shuriken out his mouth at you?! 3% each.
Gibby gets hit by one. "Ow... that stung!"
Aribar (GM): Three of the Goombas go and slash KD... 5% per hit.
King Demon: *gah, hit by 2*
Aribar (GM): The last two throw a shuriken each at Gibby.
Gibby gets hit by another. "Ok... now I'm annoyed."
King Demon sighs and tosses fireballs at the goombas.
Aribar (GM): That you do... That you do. Two Koopas go after KD with their swords and the last one goes after Gibby. 7% per hit.
Gibby dodges that last one.
Aribar (GM): If an attack matches your AC it misses.
King Demon: "Geez, these guys pack a punch!"
Gibby shoots twice at the Koopa that hit him last.
Aribar (GM): Both hit!
King Demon: "Hey gibby, can I have that mine over there?"
Aribar (GM): The Shyguy Nightblade and two Goombas slash Gibby...
Gibby: "Sure... hold on a sec..." *He gets by these guys.*
Aribar (GM): All miss... Note: Throwing it would cost an action. It being the mine.
King Demon: *what about handing it?*
Aribar (GM): Same thing. The last two Goombas throw a shuriken at KD and Gibby respectively.
Gibby gets hit by another one.
King Demon: *gah, hit.*
Aribar (GM): 3%.
Gibby: "Stupid...*Mumble mumble*..."
King Demon: "You said it..." *He tries to fire punch the shyguy.*
Aribar (GM): CRITICAL HIT! ... To the air, at least. One koopa goes for Gibby, the other KD.
Gibby leaps over the koopa.
King Demon: *yay, I didn't get hit!*
Aribar (GM): 7% if those hit... And the last one use a Shell Slash move (That whirling move) to endanger both of you! 7% if that hits.
Gibby does a backflip off the wall. He hands KD the mine. "Be careful with it."
King Demon: "No kidding!"
Gibby then uses the mushroom he got earlier to heal himself for 15% HP "Ahhh... that's better."
Aribar (GM): The Shyguy goes to shoot Gibby thrice with its shuriken! 3% per hit.
Gibby gets hit by the first one. "Gah!"
Aribar (GM): Four Goombas go after Gibby with their shuriken... 3% per hit. The last one slashes KD.
Gibby is hit three times.
Aribar (GM): 5%.
King Demon tosses the mine at the goombas.
Aribar (GM): *SMACK!* It actually sticks to the top of the Goomba you hit and deals 5% damage...
King Demon: "This could be messy..."
Aribar (GM): The three Koopas run out of range of the blast... *KER-BOOM!*
Gibby: "Beautiful."
King Demon: "Yay, Goomba parts all over!"
Aribar (GM): All five Goombas' heads asplode! Now all that is left is the Shyguy Nightblade and the three Koopa Samurai... Only the Goombas were hit by the blast.
Gibby shoots the Shyguy twice just to get rid of him.
Aribar (GM): Both hit. Hit, but not dead.
Gibby: "Hmm... he's tough."
Aribar (GM): The Shyguy returns the favor by spitting out more shuriken at Gibby! *CRIT!* 6% damage from that crit.
Gibby falls to the ground.
King Demon fireballs that darn Shyguy into oblivion... I hope.
Aribar (GM): One hit. All three Koopas go after KD... They're mad about that mine! 7% per hit.
Gibby gets up, and reloads his gun. He gets on one "knee" again, and shoots that sky guy twice. *Crit on last one.*
Aribar (GM): Needless to say it's down.
Gibby blows away the smoke from his gun.
King Demon fireballs a koopa.
Aribar (GM): You hit the last koopa once, killing it. The two remaining Koopas go after Gibby now... Miss! Gibby!
Gibby backflips away from them He shoots the one on the left twice.
Aribar (GM): ... Death!
Gibby: "One more..."
King Demon fireballs the other one again.
Aribar (GM): You hit the remaining Koopa once, and it barely dodges the second.
King Demon: *20 damage.*
Aribar (GM): Said Koopa uses a Shell Slash on both of you. 7% if it hits.
Gibby escapes the shell slash.
King Demon doesn't.
Gibby decides to be different and attacks with fire breath.
Aribar (GM): Roasted Koopa anyone? It isn't dead yet. Continue.
Gibby yawns, and fires a single shot to the head of the koopa. "Grr..."
King Demon fireballs it again... hopefully for the last time!
Aribar (GM): ... You miss BADLY with that first shot... Or do you? The fireball heads towards Gibby. Roll another attack.
Gibby: "GAH!"
King Demon shoots again.
Aribar (GM): You were only suppose to roll once... The fireball misses Gibby.
Gibby gets by the fireball.
Aribar (GM): That Koopa slashes Gibby again.
Gibby: "Watch it!"
Aribar (GM): And a miss... Gibby's go.
Gibby barely gets by.
King Demon: "Not my fault that your right in front of that turtle!"
Gibby is soooooo ending this. BANG BANG!
Aribar (GM): It'd dead at last!
Gibby puts his gun away, and performs a victory pose! ^('_')^ "WOOT!"
Aribar (GM): 115 EXP, 115 Coins.
King Demon dances a little.
Aribar (GM): Four Mushrooms and three Honey Syrups are scattered about the battle field. The path continues down a ways.
King Demon takes two mushrooms and a syrup He uses the two mushrooms right away to get 30% health back.
Gibby takes two mushroom, and two syrups.
King Demon: "We make a pretty good team marshmallow."
Gibby: "I suppose."
King Demon continues down the path.
Aribar (GM): You continue down the path a little bit... And find... Is this a dead end? Kinda looks that way. Weird, though...
Gibby: "Aw man... dead end."
King Demon: "Why would there be that many people guarding a dead end though?"
Aribar (GM): Up until now this place has looked like a cavern... This wall looks like grey brick.
King Demon smacks the grey brick wall in frustration.
Gibby: "To trick us."
King Demon: "But to what end?" *He takes out Dex and scans the area.*
Aribar (GM): Smashing it doesn't seem to do anything... Dex? Hrm.
Smash Dex: "...Scan indicated there is something beyond this wall."
Gibby: "Alright then... here goes nothing." *He backs up a bit, and then runs head first into the brick wall.*
King Demon: "Ooooooooooook..." *He walks up to the wall and starts pushing.*
Aribar (GM): ... It doesn't appear to be working...
Gibby falls to the ground in pain.
Smash Dex: "...Scan also indicates that somewhere in this wall is a secret switch."
King Demon: "GRRRRR!"
Gibby: *x_X* "Ow... ow... ow..."
King Demon searches for the switch.
Aribar (GM): You find nothing on the entire wall.
King Demon: "Switch huh?"
Gibby gets up, and stumbles back and forth "Woah... pretty colors..."
King Demon checks again.
Aribar (GM): KD: You see one of the bricks stick out a bit more than the others... You also think you may notice a red light on it, but you're not sure if you're just seeing things or not.
King Demon presses the bulging brick.
Aribar (GM): ... *Beep... Beep... BOOM!* Speed save... Both of you. Both of you avoid a giant explosion... you see the wall has now exploded...
Gibby: "Woah..."
Aribar (GM): You see a storage room beyond with a couple barrels and chests. Most of it seems to have been blown up by the blast, though.
King Demon: "Cool! stupid trap though." *He searches the storage room.*
Aribar (GM): KD: You would find... Forty four coins total, an Insanity Potion, and an EMP Grenade.
Gibby: "What'd you find?"
King Demon: "Some money, a potion and a... GRENADE!? Split it?"
Gibby: "Sure."
King Demon hands Gibby 20 coins.
Gibby: "Thanks, KD."
King Demon: "Want the insanity potion or the EMP grenade?"
Gibby: "I like grenades..."
King Demon hands Gibbs the grenade and pockets the potion.
Aribar (GM): *PAUSE on your part UNPAUSE on Metal and... Metal.*
Metal Man wanders through the corridor. "I wonder what's in here..."
Aribar (GM): Locos follows behind you, too sick to be of any use at the moment I suppose. You head down this tunnel for a while and you see a bunch of figures in front of a door... Nine to be exact... A Shyguy, five Goombas, and three Koopas. (Sound familiar?)
Metal Man sees them. He quickly stops, and observes them from shortly away.
Aribar (GM): They don't notice you yet... They seem to be playing some sort of dice game.
Shyguy: "Okay... The Mario jumps on your Goomba figure and you take... 2d6 damage."
Koopa: "Awww! He's almost dead... Bob, your character's a cleric! Heal 'im!"
Goomba: "...My guy's a hair pick, not a cleric."
Metal Man: .oO(Creepy...)
Aribar (GM): They appear to be playing... Mushrooms & Marios!
Metal Man looks to the door behind them, and checks to see how aware they seem of their surroundings.
Aribar (GM): Not very. They're absorbed in their game... But they're right in front of the door.
Metal Man casually walks towards them. No weapons out, acting like he works there.
Aribar (GM): Metal: INT check. The Shyguy looks up...
Shyguy: "...For the last time, Larry, you're not suppose to arrive in battle armor! This is pretend!"
Aribar (GM): He directed that at you, Metal.
Metal Man: "Oh, right! Well... uhhh... there's some sneaky intruders loose in your base. I need to check the room behind you guys for intruders."
Shyguy: "Bill and Ben don't pay us enough for this... You're interruptin' the game now! ... Fine, go on through but make it quick. Everyone's fighting Mario."
Aribar (GM): Everyone gets up to move out of your way. They go back to the game... Once inside you notice this must be the prisons... You see three cells, each with a single Toad, in them. You see nothing... Just three cells with doors... The floor is kinda oddly tiled, though. No guards in here either.
Toad1: "Gah! W-w-we've done nothing!"
Toad2: "P-please don't torture us again... No more tickling!"
Metal Man: "Oh? How horrible. Well, either way... it looks like I'm gonna have to open the cells and look inside... you don't mind, do you?" *Sly grin.*
Aribar (GM): The toads back to the corner of their cells, obviously very frightened of you.
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..." *Goes to start opening cells.*
Aribar (GM): They're unlocked.
Metal Man: "Now then. Form up. We also need to move you somewhere better. Come with me, and follow what I say..."
Aribar (GM): They're scared stiff...
Metal Man: "...Because there's cookies and rainbows waiting for you back at the HQ of the Questers. And... uhhh... you're going to be let free... yeah..."
Aribar (GM): One of them looks up...
Toad1: "Y-y-you aren't one of those evil ninjas who'll tickle us and torture us?"
Metal Man: "Correct."
Toad2: "...Yahoo! We put ourselves in here because it was for protection..."
Toad3: "Earlier we heard a bunch of our friends come in here with ninjas following them, but we've no idea where they hid..."
Metal Man: "Ah... well, we'll find them... we just need to get out of this area first."
Toad2: "Well, let's go!" *Starts towards the door and is followed by the other two.*
Metal Man follows, opening the door. "No intruders have been found. However, these Toads have to be moved... the intruders might free them."
Shyguy: "...But these are the only prisons... Orders from Bill and Ben say to keep all except one of them in this area."
Goomba: "What about that other place?"
Koopa: "Yeah... There's a holding area behind the arena."
Metal Man: "Yeah. We're going to that other place. It's heavily guarded now, and... you guys can play games without being pestered by the intruders."
Shyguy: "...Okay. I guess the other four stay here?"
Metal Man: "...Where are they, anyway? I hear they fled."
Koopa: "...They'd have had to flee past us... I think they shut themselves in the cells under the trap door."
Aribar (GM): The Toads are all hiding behind you during all of this, by the way.
Metal Man: "Oh, right. One moment. We need all the prisoners in one place." *He goes back in and opens the trap door... if he can find it. The Toads probably following him.*
Metal Man (GM): I'm going with that.
Aribar (GM): You find it... It is one of the oddly shaped tiles in the room.
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..." *Opens it up. He wants to free all the Toads, and yet leave the innocent-seeming game players alone.* XD
Aribar (GM): There's a ladder going down to a dimly lit area.
Metal Man climbs down the ladder. "Hmmm... interesting area. There should be cells down here..."
Aribar (GM): That there are! You see four cells with Toads in them... The other three Toads just stay at the top of the ladder.
Metal Man casually opens all the cells with Toads in them. Whispering "We're letting you free. Come, to freedom."
Aribar (GM): Locos would have seen Metal converse with a group of Ninjas, go in the door behind them, come out later with Toads, go back in... And that's it so far. The Toads go to you a bit more easily than the first three... They trust you.
Metal Man goes to walk out the door with the small army of Toads.
Aribar (GM): Everyone lets you pass.
Charles Magellean: "Metal and Mushheads. Sounds like a rock band."
Aribar (GM): 20 EXP for roleplaying this all out.
Metal Man: "That was fun... 100% good stuff with 0% bloodshed." *Goes out to the main corridor, and then to go forward.*
Charles Magellean follows the rock band.
Aribar (GM): KD and Gibby, currently absent, are at the main corridor .. The Toads stop right there... They don't seem to want to follow you forward.
Metal Man: "Oh. You guys want to escape, right? You can go run outside to freedom."
Charles Magellean: "...Metal, I believe they don't want to run out into the desert."
Metal Man: "Okay... then they can stay here, protected by sir Gibbins!"
Toad1: "...Uhhh... Yeah. We don't know where we are..."
Charles Magellean: "Honestly, would you if you have minimalist equip?"
Metal Man: "Let's see..." *He dials up HQ with the dex.* "I hope Mewtwo is not busy."
Mewtwo: "Yes, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Well, I got... seven of the Toads with me, and they need a warp back home."
Mewtwo: "...Okay. I'll get a warp set up in a bit. They can stay there until then. It shouldn't take too long."
Metal Man: "Okay then. Locos, we must leave the mushrooms here. Now. Onward, for justice! You Toads just stay right there. Metal out." *Closes Dex.*
Charles Magellean: "Okay then... let's go?"
Metal Man: "Yes." *He heads forward... with Locos and possibly Demon?*
Charles Magellean: *very well.*
Aribar (GM): Thank you... So far you've accomplished 14% of the mission's objectives. .
Aribar (GM): Now to continue the mission of doom! New people are warped into the hallway as the group of seven Toads are warped out. . Everyone would find themselves at a crossroads in a cave... This is a ninja hideout where several Toads and a sword called the Firebright Sword were taken to, In case anyone forgot the mission objectives... Here they are: *The Firebright Sword must be recovered no matter what the costs are. Ten Toads were kidnapped and must be rescued. Bill and Ben, the leaders of this group of thieves, must be brought to justice. The three keys the B., K., and M.'s cage must be recovered.*
Aribar (GM): The only way left to go would be forward... Deeper into the base.
Metal Man: "Let's go." *He silently proceeds ahead.*
Digifanatic follows Metal.
Aribar (GM): You continue down the hallway for a while... The good side to this hike is that it is getting cooler and the desert's heat is disappearing.
Digifanatic: "We need that sword..."
Aribar (GM): Hrm... Odd, there seems to be something yellowish up ahead...
Digifanatic: "Hmm... whazzat?"
Garrick Fy`aar: *WARP.*
Aribar (GM): There's a yellow, spikey strip in the middle of the tunnel floor... About twelve or so yellow semi-circles of spikes sticking out of the ground... Doesn't look like they'd impede you at all.
Garrick Fy`aar warps in behind Digi and Metal, looking like he normally does... except he has what looks like a digital watch on. *W* "Mewtwo filled me in, where do we stand?"
Digifanatic: "Uh... seven Toads and I think that's it so far."
Metal Man (GM): *w* "I got 7 hostages free."
Aribar (GM): Mewtwo wouldn't be there... Oh...
Mewtwo: "The Questers are investigating a hideout of thieves in the Dry Dry Desert... This group stole some artifacts and Toads from the Toad Town Museum, but we've also located three of Banjo and Kazooie's keys."
Garrick Fy`aar glances about the area onward, clad in a red version of his bombers jacket. His own version of the Fire Tunic. He hmms softly... "Dex, cloak off."
Aribar (GM): So, what do you all do? Just walk past the spikes?
Garrick Fy`aar: *The watch shimmers slightly, then turns into a large red armband, clad in several buttons and switches, a small little eye thingy*
Digifanatic: "Nice accessory."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Prototype."
Metal Man: "Hmmmmm..."
Aribar (GM): You go on for about twenty feet before you begin hearing some cracks... The floor around you doesn't look very sturdy!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Scan."
Aribar (GM): Garrick: Scanning anything in particular?
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *the semi circles.*
Digifanatic: "Probably some earthquake-summoning Spinies or Pokeys or something..."
Garrick's Dex: "Scanning..."
Aribar (GM): While it is scanning, the floor drops down a foot... It's going to cave in!
Digifanatic: "RUN!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls and runs. Damn scanning time is still too slow. He'll need to fix that.
Aribar (GM): Unfortunately, running either way does nothing... The entire floor caves in and you all fall about ten feet down to another floor...
Metal Man: "...Ahhhhhhh!" *Thunk.*
Aribar (GM): In front of you would be the other side of the pit... This wall has many metal, point, sharp, pointy spikes... Did I say they were pointy? Behind you...
Garrick's Dex: "...Ding! Pokey Wall."
Digifanatic: "Yup... close enough."
Metal Man: "...It took long enough..."
Aribar (GM): Indeed, a wall made out of a ton of Pokey segments is there...
Metal Man: "...Should we climb it?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ten bucks says they're going to move in on us. Climb it, fast."
Digifanatic: "With those spikes, I dunno... but we might as well."
Garrick Fy`aar makes to see if the spikes are swordish or just spikes.
Garrick's Dex: "...Will slowly close in to squash whoever falls for this trap..."
Digifanatic: "Right."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, we already guessed that."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... this calls for... something!"
Aribar (GM): The spikes are shaped... Like a +. Sharp on four sides with a pointy tip. It'd be VERY hard to climb without getting hurt.
Digifanatic: "Does anyone have like some Hover Board or something?"
Aribar (GM): It begins to close in farther... And shoots one of its segments at Garrick!
Garrick Fy`aar: "All walls like this have a mechanism. Jam that, jam the walls."
Digifanatic: "Ok... does anyone have a few Red Essences?"
Aribar (GM): ... Which easily misses.
Digifanatic: "Or Starmen?"
Metal Man: "...I have one. But... then what?"
Garrick's Dex: "Best course of action would be to destroy the wall."
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Metal Man: "Oh. Yeah. Is there a way to escape this room by flying?"
Garrick Fy`aar draws a dumdum clip out of his jacket and loads in, cocking the blue gun "In case you can fly, then be my guest." *He unloads on the wall*
Aribar (GM): Yes there is, Metal. You could just fly right up... And now...
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Metal Man: "...Weird..."
Aribar (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/pm_lavapiranha.mid The wall seems to slow down...
Digifanatic: "Hey, this thing is slowing. Good!"
Garrick's Dex: "It appears as if somehow it slowed down. It will take approximately another six seconds (One round) to kill everyone..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Everything you got, people!"
Digifanatic: "Right!"
Metal Man: "That shouldn't be too hard... it's a wall..."
Digifanatic: "Everyone who's got a ranged attack, just let it all out!"
Spyke quickly charges a small amount of spiraling wind energy and flings it at the wall.
Aribar (GM): Hit! ... Just so you know, this thing is an inanimate object... As in 0 SPD. That may help determining its AC. Is that your entire turn or just one action? I saw 'charge' in there so I'm not sure. Garrick's go then.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads a enitre clip of flamming dumdum rounds into the wall, busting it good.
Aribar (GM): They hit, but don't seem very effective...
Digifanatic: "Dah!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "This doesn't bode well..."
Digifanatic: "I hope someone can Trance right now..."
Spyke: "This -isn't- going well... at all..."
Charles Magellean takes up his automatics and shoots 6.
Aribar (GM): All hit! Damage per hit? Metal's go!
Metal Man thinks. "Hmmmmmm..."
Digifanatic: "Just toss something!"
Metal Man attacks the wall with a DVD, then chugs a red essence.
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT!*
Aribar (GM): Ouch...
Metal Man (GM): 26% damage
Aribar (GM): *Tink!* The DVD leaves a little indentation next to Locos's bullets... Demon.
King Demon tries to fire punch the wall... or whatever it is.
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT AGAIN!*
Aribar (GM): Crit! ... 'course you also take 5% damage 'cause of the spikes. 40% Fire, right? 25 normally? Okay.
Digifanatic: "If I don't take this down, we're in trouble..." *He lobs a Microwave at the wall.*
Aribar (GM): Ouch!
Digifanatic: *He also uses a Thunderstorm.*
Aribar (GM): Another hit.
Digifanatic: *X ACCURACY ENDS.*
Aribar (GM): There are a bunch of holes in the wall, but it still lives... So it is time for its turn! The Pokey Wall fires off three sections at Metal and moves forward...
Metal Man: "Ha ha ha ha ha!" *He stands there, invincible.*
Aribar (GM): They fly off of Metal... Stupid wall! After that some of its sections regenerate... Evil again.
Spyke: "How long do you think we have before we go 'OUCH', guys?"
Digifanatic: "I don't know..."
Garrick's Dex: "Approximately 20 seconds."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Not good..."
Spyke: "I was never good at counting." @.@
Charles Magellean: "I doubt this thing is a machine, yes?"
Spyke holds his palms a few inches apart and begins to charge anew. "Here goes nothing... I hope I have time..." His eyes close as he concentrates on the charge, expanding a large ball of spiraling winds. (Charge, Charge)
Garrick Fy`aar unloads the same again.
Aribar (GM): *Boom times six! KABOOOM!* You blow up the entire wall... 'course, now it's harmlessly raining little yellow spikes! *Rumble, rumble...*
Spyke still holds his energy as he looks around slowly. "Now what?"
Digifanatic: "This does not look good."
Aribar (GM): Behind you the spikes fall out of the wall... Leaving nice handholds!
Digifanatic: "Oh."
King Demon looks around confused. "Gah, falling spikes!"
Aribar (GM): 100 EXP, 50 Coins... Why would a wall carry coins?
Spyke LEVEL UP!
Aribar (GM): Well, at least now it looks like you can continue forward. Spyke can keep his charge until he's damaged.
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his gun and starts climbing.
Digifanatic walks to the wall, climbs and starts to proceed forward.
Charles Magellean holsters.
Metal Man continues ahead, still invincible then (Will take -1 off of the rounds left though)
King Demon climbs the wall.
Spyke gently releases his energy, not firing it off with its full destructive force, before climbing up after the others, using the handholds.
Charles Magellean coughs... and climbs like others.
Aribar (GM): You find yourselves at a |__ shaped intersection with you being at that corner.
Metal Man: "Well. This is simple enough."
Aribar (GM): Forward you see a turn to the left... To the right you THINK you see some daylight past two pits.
Digifanatic: "Should we split?"
King Demon: "I'm going left... I don't know about the rest of you though..."
Metal Man: "Let's go right together, then left together."
Spyke: "Sure..."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Metal Man goes forward and looks at those pits. "I'll fly across."
Charles Magellean: "Excellent."
Digifanatic: "Don't know which has the dead end, which has the Toad, and what has the sword, but might as well."
Garrick Fy`aar does as well, then.
Metal Man pulls out a remote and presses a button. A small warp appears, a skateboard popping out and unfolding. He boards it, and it rockets a bit, floating slightly above the ground.
Digifanatic follows down the right hand side and encounters the first pit. "Dang, I wish I had Overdriven by now..."
Aribar (GM): As you go right you notice a shiiiiiney glowing button in the floor before the first pit... Which is filled with spikes and roughly 8 feet long.
Metal Man goes straight towards the pits, flying over the pit.
Digifanatic: "Hey Metal, see if you carefully float down to the button."
Aribar (GM): Uhh... Sorry.
Digifanatic: "Ah, never mind."
King Demon shrugs and presses the button.
Aribar (GM): I meant that the button is on the same platform as you, then a pit, then a platform, then a second pit, then the last platform.
Metal Man continues flying... avoiding Demon... flying across the pits.
Aribar (GM): ... *Gear turning noise...* Metal: Speed check.
Digifanatic: .oO(How could you SCREW that up?!)
Metal Man (GM): Hmmmm... I'm going with that.
Aribar (GM): Metal: You BARELY avoid a spiked log that juts out of the wall to your left.
Spyke: "..."
Aribar (GM): Another one appears over the other pit.
King Demon: "Oops, guess I should not have hit the button..."
Aribar (GM): They reach to the other wall and go up and down vertically over their respective spike pits. Congratulations! You activated the traps!
Digifanatic: "Ack... stupid shiny objects..."
King Demon: "Uh... oops?"
Spyke: "Great..."
King Demon: "Well, I'm not messin' with THAT!"
Metal Man: "I'll fix this... I think... oh yeah! I'm invincible." *Flies through the traps, invincible and flying. Any SPD checks?*
King Demon wishes to go left now!
Aribar (GM): One more, Metal.
Metal Man (GM): *1 lucky left.*
Aribar (GM): You avoid the second long and reach the other side.
Digifanatic: (yelling across that path to Metal) "Okay, see anything in that light?"
Aribar (GM): There's another button there... Also, the corridor curves rightward towards the surface...
Metal Man: "I see a shiny button!"
Aribar (GM): Metal: You notice there's a HUGE sword coming out of the wall, coming down that corridor between you and the surface. It then goes into the wall and a few seconds later comes back out at the other end and repeats.
Metal Man: "There's also yet more traps in the way ahead!"
Aribar (GM): The corridor is curved so that only someone on the other side would be able to see it. What do you all do?
Metal Man: "Now then... to press, or not to press?"
Digifanatic gets Metal on his Dex. "Anything of importance besides the button?"
Metal Man: "Oh, yeah! A huge sword trap!"
Digifanatic converses with the others. "It might be our sword, but it could be trap. What do you guys think it is?"
King Demon gets on the Dex as well "It can't make things worse than the one I hit did, press it!"
Metal Man: "Alright..." *Pushes that button.*
Spyke: "Kay Dee, -never- say that again... Anything can get worse, easily."
Digifanatic shrugs but hopes for the good.
King Demon: "Eh, what are the chances!?"
Aribar (GM): ... Twenty more traps appear! Just kidding. But...
Spyke: "Ummm... I don't know... but... You never know.:"
Aribar (GM): *Rumble, rumble...*
Digifanatic: "Uh... oh?"
Spyke: "... Oh uh?"
Metal Man: "Mr. Button! Mr. Button!"
King Demon: "Course, I could always be wrong!"
Spyke: "If you are, I will shove you in the pit... Kidding..." >> <<
Metal Man watches for the rumbling.
King Demon: "Go ahead, but you'll be coming WITH me!"
Aribar (GM): The entire hallway quickly switches about in a 180ยบ turn!
King Demon: "Err... woah!?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... that was interesting. No pain so far."
Aribar (GM): Metal is now at the beginning... And everyone else is at the end! ... Of course, the button Metal pressed is at the end and the trap activating button is at the beginning. A mysterious voice begins to call out... "Ten..."
Spyke: "..."
Aribar (GM): "Nine..."
Digifanatic: "OH CRAP!"
Aribar (GM): "Eight... Seven..."
Digifanatic tries jumping across (SPD?)
Garrick Fy`aar runs for it as well.
Aribar (GM): Digi: You're trying to go back to the beginning?
Spyke: "Crud!" *He runs out towards what he believes to now be the exit?* @.@
Aribar (GM): Everyone, sans Metal, is on that sword trap side of the pit. So you can either jump back through the traps to the beginning or go through the sword trap. "Six..."
Digifanatic: "SWORD TRAP!" *He tries to run past the sword.*
Garrick Fy`aar goes through the trap, running fast.
King Demon: "Hey, wonder what happens if I hit the button again!"
Aribar (GM): "Five... Four..."
King Demon runs through the sword trap as well.
Aribar (GM): "Three..."
Metal Man has to go, so just assume he followed everyone.
Aribar (GM): All of you sans Spyke and Garrick: You're slashed by the trap for 30% damage... It then resets to slash again. "Two..." You can try again.
King Demon runs through the rest of the way.
Aribar (GM): "One..." Both: 30% more damage. "Bzzt!" Digi: What does that do?
Digifanatic: *Everyone else appears past the sword trap.*
Aribar (GM): Okay... KD, your HP? Roll an STR check and hope for an 11 or higher.
King Demon: *that works!*
Aribar (GM): You live for the moment.,
Digifanatic: "Demon, need a Mushroom? I got a couple."
Aribar (GM): Just as Digi says that and teleports the Questers past the trap the hallway resets to its original position... Which does nothing helpful or harmful.
Digifanatic: "DAH!"
???: "...Intruders?"
Digifanatic: "That was weird. This shape-shifting is all crazy." *He hands Demon one of his Mushrooms.*
Spyke stands there with @.@ over his eyes.
Aribar (GM): You all see that you're in a large semi-circle platform surrounded by huge rocks... This appears to be an opening back up to the desert. In front of you are a bunch of various baddies... A boo, some Koopas, and some Goombas.
Spyke looks at the others. "I have a red potion if anyone needs it."
Digifanatic: "Same here..."
Aribar (GM): Past a VERY large pit of spikes (Which a drawbridge covers) is another platform leading back into the mountain.
Spyke: "... Fun time!"
Boo Shadowwalker: "Welcome to the arena, victims! Now, stupids, you shall experience combat first hand..."
Aribar (GM): *BATTLE START!* http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/pm_koopa_battle_1.1.mid
Digifanatic: "Come on Lucky... one more time around, please..."
Aribar (GM): *CRACK!* The Goombas all say various things... "Hey! My shurikens just all broke!" "Mine are missing!" "Uh oh... Mine too..."
Digifanatic: "Sweet! Empty-handed!"
Aribar (GM): ... They then get out their katanas.
Digifanatic: "Uh-oh."
Aribar (GM): They still have them at least. Let the boss battle commence!
Boo: "Black Rain!"
Digifanatic: .oO(We still don't have the sword or the other Toads or the keys... where in the world are those?)
Aribar (GM): The sky clouds up and an acidic rain heads the Questers' way... The following roll affects all Questers .. OUCH! 36% damage to all, and... Thankfully, just damage... The boo follows up by slashing Digi once, then Spyke.
Digifanatic: *All sorts of badges activate.*
Aribar (GM): 5% if those hit.
Spyke is nearly halfway dead after all that... He slides back a bit.
Digifanatic loses his first life after all that madness.
Aribar (GM): Yes, Spyke.
Digifanatic is not dead.
Spyke leaps up, spiraling a bit in the air, as a vortex forms around him, aimed at the Boo.
Aribar (GM): Only one part of that move hits.
Spyke lands shortly thereafter, fist clenched, as he slams it at the Boo, a blast of wind erupting outward.
Aribar (GM): The boo fades out right before your attack hits. Or rather, doesn't hit.'
Spyke misses, arm outstretched, leaning forward with his right leg.
Aribar (GM): Garrick!
Garrick Fy`aar blasts three separate Goombas with two dumdum shots each.
Aribar (GM): You completely miss the first Goomba but nail the last two. You kill two! Locos.
Charles Magellean shakes his fist at the boo. How dare he!...for whatever he's done. He then fires 6 bullets at the first koopa samurai. *14% per hit.*
Aribar (GM): Only two hit... The other shots ricochet off its shell harmlessly. Five Goombas go after Locos! 5% per hit. The other two go after Garrick.
Charles Magellean: *Crit fail, joke x4*
Garrick Fy`aar dodges easily.
Aribar (GM): 5% per hit there as well. Demon and Digi are gone... Both Koopas use a Shell Spin on everyone! Following roll affects all... Three of you. 7% per hit.
Charles Magellean blocks one attack with his hat and is barely nitched.
Aribar (GM): The Boo Shadow-walker goes up to Garrick and at lightning-fast speeds releases four slashes at him. 5% per hit.
Spyke is hit by both shell attacks, flinching a bit.
Garrick Fy`aar jumps and avoids as well. All of those attacks.
Aribar (GM): It then raises its ghostly flap into the air and... Spikes erupt under the AC-deprived Spyke! Speed save. Ouch... 30%... And, if you're not dead, your turn, Spyke.
Spyke is tossed back a bit, rolling to his feet, holding... some candy-like stuff. "I don't think this is edible..." He throws it in the air (Rock Candy, Speed Save DC 15: All enemies. I'll roll damage now)
Aribar (GM): Boo dodges. All but one Goomba dodge. Said Goomba dies.
Spyke still has one action after this... (I think...)
Aribar (GM): One Koopa hit... It dies I think. Yup... Yes, you have one more action. Ja.
Spyke draws his gun and fires a large burst of wind at the boo "Air Render!"
Aribar (GM): Ouch! Garrick. Boo Shadowwalker, four Gooma Ninjas, one Koopa Samurai.
Garrick Fy`aar blasts at three of the Goomba Ninjas.
Aribar (GM): Miss, hit, Misses, hits. You kill two of them. The two Goombas go after Garrick with their katanas. Misses! Digi's go!
Digifanatic uses another X Accuracy He then tries to unload a Fire Punch on a Goomba.
Aribar (GM): Ouch! Hit! Death! Continue yo---Crap!
Digifanatic notices the Goom's burned remains. "Either he's real low on damage, or he's been whacked around a lot."
Aribar (GM): I forgot your turn, Locos! Finish your turn, Digi, and then It'll be Locos' Oh... then.
Spyke: "Or... just that... weeaakk..." *He says through his teeth, trying to bear the pain.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, what I meant..."
Charles Magellean fires at the Bootastic Nightslasher.
Aribar (GM): Alas, only one hit. That Koopa rushes over to Digi and slashes him! ... It trips! Attack of opportunity time. You've one free attack against him, Digi.
Digifanatic uses a Super Mario Punch.
Aribar (GM): Ouch! Now the Boo throws an eerie shuriken at Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar gets hit... finally...
Aribar (GM): 4% damage. It then rushes in for a slash at you. Miss... And it makes the pretty black rain of death appear again! This affects everyone. Is anyone hit by that? Nope.
Spyke laughs as he drinks a red potion (Heals by 50%) and then fires off another Air Render at the boo.
Aribar (GM): Hit!
Garrick Fy`aar unloads six rounds of flaming death at that damned boo *crit in there.*
Aribar (GM): Sadly, only three rounds hit... 150%, right? I thought each did 50%. Ah well. 0_o As Locos goes away he kills the koopa! Over 60% overkill damage! The last remaining Goomba slashes Gibby ... How did I get Gibby out od Digi? 10% to you. Well, your turn now.
Digifanatic downs a Mushroom... enough to keep him alive from most attacks, but not enough to take him out of Mega Rush.
Aribar (GM): Or not! ^_^
Digifanatic uses a Fire Punch on the Goomba.
Aribar (GM): Hit! Okay... Lets see... Koopas are dead... The Boo throws three ghostly shurikens at Garrick! 4% for that hit. Your turn, Spyk--... Your turn, Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on that boo again.
Aribar (GM): Three hits. It is starting to look a bit worn down. . The Goomba slashes Digi again. 5% damage! Just in time for your turn, Digi.
Digifanatic is almost tempting fate... he uses SM Punch on the Boo.
Aribar (GM): Hit. It looks down for the count... One more good attack will kill it probably.
Digifanatic then uses a Golf Club on the Goomba... this is a change of plan.
Aribar (GM): Hole in one! It's dead. The Boo decides to go out with a bang... It uses Black Rain, a shuriken on Garriack, and another Back Rain! Black Rain: shuriken: Black Rain: 16%
Garrick Fy`aar dodges all of those.
Aribar (GM): Wait... 18%. Just the Boo... It has 5% HP left.
Garrick Fy`aar blasts it with something that CAN'T miss. He fires two rifle shots at it.
Aribar (GM): Overkill much? All of the foes fall! 215 EXP, 165 Coins. A Power Blast, 4 Mushrooms, 2 Honey Syrups, and... No way! That Boo held the three B&K keys!
Garrick Fy`aar snaps up the keys and the power blast.
Aribar (GM): Note: those are the total items dropped. Not items per Quester.
Digifanatic: "Garrick, give the Syrups to someone else, I'll take a Shroom."
Garrick Fy`aar will give the Syrups to Ari officially, the three remains shrooms to Locos.
Digifanatic: "You can take the Power Blast. My capacity's coming close."
Aribar (GM): Well, it looks like you can either head back through the Hallway from Hell, or go past the drawbridge over that nice spike pit and into the opening on the other side of the arena.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, one thing's for certain. They know we're here."
Digifanatic: "Yeah."
Garrick Fy`aar heads onward.
Aribar (GM): You pass the arena and head into the opening...
Digifanatic decides to follow Garrick.
Aribar (GM): The corridor runs down a couple yards before you see a pit, probably filled with spikes, and two saw blades on the floor in front of the jump. It looks like if you want a smaller jump you could try to run through the sawblades...
Digifanatic doesn't want to get cut up... he'll probably be killed again. *He omits the saws.*
Aribar (GM): Hrm... Sadly, you just miss LANDING on the ledge... However, with a SPD check you can try to catch onto it.
Digifanatic: *Last Lucky.*
Aribar (GM): Whew... You do so... Hey! Another glowy button's here too!
Digifanatic: "Gar, should I?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...go ahead."
Aribar (GM): The corridor also heads to the right past this trap and stuff.
Digifanatic: *Sigh* "Alright..." *He steps onto the button, a bit nervous.*
Aribar (GM): *Click!* The earth, the moon, space .. Just kidding! The sawblades head back into their slots... And part of the ceiling falls down over the pit! Congratulations! You've deactivated the traps!
Digifanatic: "Alright Garrick, let's keep moving."
Garrick Fy`aar makes a small hop and keeps moving then.
Digifanatic starts walking forward...
Aribar (GM): ... You find to prison cells with toads in them!
Digifanatic: "Sweet! More Toads."
Toad 8: "Ahh! ... Wait... You aren't Ninjas..."
Toad 9: "Are you here to rescue us?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah. We work for the Smash Stadium."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just the two of you?"
Aribar (GM): The both jump and cry with joy before walking out of the prison.
Digifanatic: "The protection of, that is."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right. Dex, contact Mewtwo."
Digifanatic: "One of you Toads! Do you have any clue where the last one is? I doubt so, but do you have any possible guess?"
Garrick's Dex: "A total of 33% of the mission's objectives are completed so far. Contacting Mewtwo now."
Toad 9: "We heard he was taken to Bill and Ben's throne room..."
Digifanatic: "Ah, thank you."
Mewtwo: "Yes, Garrick?"
Garrick Fy`aar: *The dex hums slightly as a holographic picture of Mewtwo floats out of his Dex wristband* "We've got two more of the kidnapped Toads. Need a warp for them."
Mewtwo: "Okay. You can go on with your mission. They'll be warped out in a few seconds."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right, Garrick out."
Digifanatic: "Well then, Garrick, I say we move on."
Aribar (GM): And indeed they're warped out.
Garrick Fy`aar watches as the image disappears "Yeah, let's see..."
Digifanatic: "I do believe we're long from over..." *He starts walking down the path.*
Garrick's Dex: "You must rescue one more Toad, defeat Bill and Ben, and regain the Firebright Sword."
Digifanatic: "Right."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Any idea where that sword might be?"
Digifanatic: "Heh, was just gonna tell you to ask that."
Aribar (GM): The walk back is trap-free and you easily make your way back to the |_ intersection.
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Aribar (GM): I hate older brothers.
Editor's Note: I just had to leave this in for the ridiculousness factor.
Digifanatic follows Garrick back to that intersection..."Now we're back to what Demon wanted."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, might as well keep going then." *He heads down the other path.*
Aribar (GM): All that is left to do is to head up that rightward path.
Digifanatic downs that other Mushroom... taking him out of Mega Rush range again but still in Last Stand range. He takes the "Demon-preferred" branch of that intersection.
Aribar (GM): You head down that section and down a corner turning left... You arrive at a grand doorway...
Digifanatic: "Well, this looks like Bill and Ben's palace."
Aribar (GM): There are also four Goomba Ninjas and four Koopa Samurais there.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...they'll be holding the Toad, using the sword."
Digifanatic: "Makes sense... let's take care of these guys first."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Allow me."
Digifanatic: "Be my guest."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good evening, gentlemen."
Goomba: "...Halt right there, intruders."
Garrick Fy`aar takes in a long, hissing breath "...nope, sorry. I'd actually prefer to walk on through."
Goomba: "...You'll have to deal with us first!"
Garrick Fy`aar gently adjusts the makeshift leather gloves on his hands, then slowly draws out the large, crystal blue pistol.
Digifanatic: "Right."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Before we start, however..."
Digifanatic rolls his eyes in response to Garrick.
Goomba: "...No last requests!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, no, of course not. I just have a question. For YOU, slick. ...this is the door to Bill and Ben's room, correct?"
Goomba: "Fine... Just make it quick!"
Aribar (GM): "Yes..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, we just wiped out that huge band of people over in that 'arena' place."
Goomba: "...So?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "So, do you think that the few of you will be able to even do something to us? ...cause this is a VERY big gun..."
Goomba: "..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "So, I'll shall give you a choice."
Goomba: "...It is either fight you or get killed by Masters Bill and Ben when they kill you!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, hold on there. Tell me, why do you think we're here wanting to get through this door?"
Goomba: "...To defeat them... But you won't be able to... No one can!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "You think so? Really, we're the 'famous and incredible Questers!!!' or whatever the hell those people say."
Digifanatic: "We were the ones who took the Void."
Aribar (GM): Garrick: INT/Intimidation check.
Goomba: "...AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!"
Digifanatic: "Nice job, my man."
Aribar (GM): They all run past you and down the corridor...
Digifanatic: "I think."
Aribar (GM): 20 EXP to Garrick for that. Now... Do you guys REALLY want to fight Bill and Ben now, or will you wait until more people come back?
Aribar (GM): When we last left off Garrick managed to scare away the guards in front of Bill and Ben's room...
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, shall we go in then?"
Spyke: "Yeah."
Aribar (GM): So far nine Toad prisoners out of the ten have been rescued, and the three B/K/M keys have been gotten...
VG and Wolfman find themselves teleported to their position... thereabouts.
Aribar (GM): Now you must just defeat Bill and Ben and then recover the Firebright Sword.
Deloth: "I wonder where the last prisoner is?"
Garrick Fy`aar walks up to the doors to the next room and kicks them open "Knock knock."
Digifanatic: "Probably hiding in the palace somewhere..."
Wolfman: "Gah... that's the LAST time I let Mack handle the warping controls." *He shakes the cobwebs out of his head.*
Aribar (GM): As you kick the door open you find yourself in a grand throne room...
Digifanatic: "Yeah... well, time to prepare yourselves... this is the big one."
Metal Man: "Woah! Look at that room..."
Digifanatic: "Nice room."
Spyke: "Nice..."
VG enters, followed by the Wolf himself.
Deloth: "Must have cost a pretty penny to make..."
Digifanatic enters the room.
VG gets a look at this room as best as he can with his 3 foot stature.
Aribar (GM): It is dimly lit by candles on either side of the room. A stairway leads up to the middle of the room.
Deloth heads inside the room.
Wolfman is awed by the grand spectacle.
Digifanatic: "I wouldn't."
Garrick Fy`aar walks inside as well, heading for the stairway, gun in hand "Stop gawping. Let's just keep moving."
Aribar (GM): Two giant sphinxes sit on either side of this hall... Most of the walls are draped in red curtains.
Spyke follows Garr.
Deloth unsheathes his katana and follows Garrick.
Digifanatic follows along.
Wolfman and VG move slowly, taking in the sights.
Metal Man: "Huh... I need decor like this for my throne ro-- I mean room."
VG: "I wouldn't blame you."
Aribar (GM): As you continue into the room you see a giant throne room in the very back... On the throne lays the Firebright Sword.
VG: "...just why are we here again? I wasn't fully briefed."
Metal Man: "It's a trap!"
Digifanatic: "To get that." *He points at the sword.*
Aribar (GM): Unfortunately, in front of the throne are two figures and five Goomba Ninjas...
Deloth: "This seriously can't be that easy."
Wolfman notes 7 figures... "It's not."
Spyke: "... Why can't anything be easy?"
Wolfman: "Who are you guys?"
Metal Man: "...Because we're Questers."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hush."
Spyke: "... Point taken..."
Wolfman is trying to call these guys out... he wasn't around for most of this.
Aribar (GM): The two figures look similar to this picture, only more darkly colored: http://www.planetnintendo.com/secretofmana/images/12.jpg
Metal Man: "...Pseudo Ninjas! Ahhhhh!"
Bill: "Ah! So, the intruders have finally penetrated our defenses..."
Ben: "Well, they'll be the first at least..."
Spyke: "Defenses? Where were those?" *He whispers to the others in a joking tone.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "I take it you're Bill and your Ben? Or are you Bill and are you Ben?"
Bill: "...Ben, remind me to fire any remaining people who let these guys through."
Ben: "Will do... Yes, we are Bill and Ben, the master ninjas!"
Metal Man: "They were only playing Marios and somethings!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good for you. You seem to have a Toad and a sword we need. We're going to ask you nicely to return both of them to start with."
VG: "Huh? Me?"
Metal Man: "Though, really, your guards are gullible. Me, the most notorious Quester almost, walking right in..."
VG looks around for other Toads.
Metal Man is still on his Star Board.
Deloth looks at Metal.
Bill: "You come into our hideout, kill our guards, then ask politely for us to return our stolen goods? What are you? Braindead?"
Metal Man: "I wonder if they missed the fact that I was much taller than them and loaded down with equipment."
Deloth: "I thought you lost that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just thought I'd ask."
Metal Man: "No I didn't. It needed to be repaired. Though it only works for a short time." (Only for one battle per mission)
Aribar (GM): They all unsheath their katanas... Bill and Ben's look particularly deadly.
Garrick Fy`aar slides in a number 1 clip and pulls the chamber back, loading the shot.
Aribar (GM): -=BOSS BATTLE!=-
Wolfman can't believe that he's fighting ninja thieves...
Aribar (GM): The Questers verse Bill, Ben, and associates!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright then, shall we, gentlemen?"
Metal Man: "Aribar would love to be here."
Digifanatic: "We shall, Garrick."
Metal Man: "Ultimate fighting stance floating off the ground of doom, initiate!"
VG: "..."
Metal Man strikes a dramatic pose despite being atop a rocket skateboard.
VG: .oO(I don't know how to respond to that.)
Wolfman just gets his beam saber out.

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