Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 155: Hands of Madness
Date: 5:44:42 PM, March 2nd, 2005.
Charles Magellean: "...Oh crap!"
Charles Magellean: "...You just GOTTA know that sucks."
Spyke: "... Verily..."
VG goes through the SMB2 death animation...
Digifanatic: "Mm-hmm. Sorry for the lil guy."
Gibby: "Indeed... and I thought I had it bad."
Metal Man (GM): again.
Digifanatic: "Or me..."
Charles Magellean: "...Even his death was crap."
Metal Man (GM): What will you be going for, Gibbster?
Gibby shall try to grab the bag o' coins... this time with skill.
Metal Man (GM): You grab the coins!
Gibby: "Woot! Money!"
Metal Man (GM): ...It dumps a letter on your head.
Digifanatic: "Oh, you lucky soul!"
Metal Man (GM): It's the letter S.
Azure: *Chuckles a little.*
Digifanatic: "An S... I'm pretty sure 'seashore' is the word."
Metal Man (GM): Anyone still want to look through the stuff, or just go North?
Charles Magellean: "Raohes? That makes no sense."
Gibby: "I was rigged."
Metal Man (GM): A pokeball and a bad mushroom.
Wolfman will go for the pokeball if no one else wants to.
Spyke will go for something if he can...
Metal Man (GM): Okay Wolfman. Roll for it.
Charles Magellean: "...Spyke hasn't has his turn yet."
Metal Man (GM): Okay... Spyke: What do you want?
Spyke will go for the pokeball...
Metal Man (GM): You get a bad mushroom dumped on your head.
Charles Magellean: "Auuuhhhh... what a shame!"
Wolfman goes to clean house... he aims for the pokeball. (must I roll here?)
Metal Man (GM): For 3 rounds, you gain 4 speed and lose 4 STR. In the next battle. You're also tiny. Wolf grabs the pokeball... it opens...
Wolfman: "...bad idea... BAD idea..."
Charles Magellean: "What came out?"
Metal Man (GM): Beedrill fly out and attack everybody!
Digifanatic: "Oh SNAP!"
Gibby: "AHH! A BEE!"
Gibby gets stung once.
Charles Magellean: "I frickin' am scared of them!"
Wolfman only gets stung twice.
Metal Man (GM): That affects everyone... 4% damage per hit. The conveyor belt stops.
Azure: *Is stung.*
computer: "Game completed."
Metal Man (GM): The door up to the East room is open.
Charles Magellean: "All right, let's go east."
Spyke is hit a few times, taking 20% ><
Gibby heads to the east room.
Charles Magellean heads east leading the way.
Spyke follows Gibby.
Digifanatic moves on, bloodied and stung but somehow reeling again.
Metal Man (GM): This room is another reception room. It's empty, and several paintings are on the walls. Various ones...
Gibby takes a look at one of the paintings.
Metal Man (GM): Of Bowser, Mewtwo... Smashers abound.
VG and co enter the painting room...
Metal Man (GM): Every one with the name of the smasher at the bottom of them.
Digifanatic is a bit upset, this being his first life, fortunately it is his first life...
Wolfman: "...wow... it's a whole museum!"
Gibby: "You know, this painting REALLY doesn't do Mewtwo justice..."
Metal Man (GM): They also include the New smashers in it.
Spyke: "I think it makes him look fat..."
VG gets a look at the new smashers pictures...
Wolfman gets a look at the old smashers' pictures...
Digifanatic: "Well, this is interesting. But what are we supposed to do?"
Gibby: "Maybe there's something hidden behind one of the paintings... like a letter!"
Digifanatic: "Are we supposed to just walk around until a letter falls on us?"
VG: "...perhaps we need to find the painting that doesn't belong somehow..."
Metal Man (GM): Each one has the name of the smasher in the picture painted on it.
Charles Magellean: "Well that's easy..."
VG goes to the picture with Metal Sonic on it.
Spyke: "Hrm... I'm not so good on the history... Who in these doesn't belong, if anyone?"
Metal Man (GM): The picture seems to fit in, but there's plenty of letters on it.
Digifanatic: "Of course, if we move the wrong, something's probably going to come out and smash us upside the melon."
VG: "Someone please remind me what letters we have."
Metal Man (GM): There's also pictures of Master Hand and Crazy hand over each doorway.
Gibby: "Uhh... s, r, a, o, h, c..."
Charles Magellean: "It's R, A, O, H, E, S Gibbyer."
Gibby: "Bah... I was close..."
Spyke: "Hmmm... Anyone thinking what I'm thinking?"
Metal Man (GM): There's also an odd painting in the midst of them.... It's blank. entirely blank.
Wolfman looks at the hand paintings...
VG tries to find any strange paintings... like that blank one?
Metal Man (GM): The hand paintings look like the others... though the names seem rather 3D.
Gibby: "Is it just me... or is it weird that there's a blank painting here."
Metal Man (GM): The blank one is within reach, if you want to move it.
Charles Magellean: "Oh gibby... I think there's a button on that blank painting."
VG goes to the blank one.
Gibby: "Bu... bu... bu... BUTTON???"
VG: "...who does this painting belong to?"
Charles Magellean: "I think I see it in the very middle... it's small."
Spyke: "... Is there someone missing, maybe?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I'm staying safe away. I don't want to risk a thing if I think I'm close to falling..."
Gibby runs to the blank painting, and looks for the button. "Where... WHERE?"
Metal Man (GM): You touch the painting. It falls onto the floor. It's undamaged, but there's a note behind it.
Gibby: "I don't see it!"
Charles Magellean: "...My bad... must've been a speck."
Metal Man (GM): 'Look for the letter 'M'
Digifanatic: "Pick up the note. Hmm... M."
Charles Magellean: "Sorry."
Metal Man (GM): The painting glows a bit, the image of Zio appearing on it.
Wolfman: "...there are different fighters with M..."
Digifanatic: "That takes 'seashore'out of the equation."
VG goes to the Mario painting to check it out.
Gibby: "AHHH! EVIL ZIO!"
Charles Magellean: "...Master Hand!"
Spyke: "... Do we know how many letters we are looking for?"
Digifanatic: "There's one more."
Charles Magellean: "It makes sense." *He tries to go to the master painting and jump to grab the 3d m.*
Metal Man (GM): The Mario Painting has no letters in it... Locos grabs the M off of the Master Hand Painting!
Digifanatic: "'Smashers' isn't right... there's no O."
Metal Man (GM): It glows. The letters become flat. Locos got 'M'!
Digifanatic: "Alright Locos. Nice job, my man."
Charles Magellean: "Thank you."
Azure: "Then is get the O?"
Wolfman: "...alright, so what do we have left?"
Metal Man (GM): The Zio painting disappears.
Digifanatic starts into the last room.
Gibby: "One more..."
Metal Man (GM): You can go up to the last room...
Charles Magellean puts it with whoever has the last one.
Wolfman and VG go into the last room.
Charles Magellean: "R, A, O, H, E, S, M ..."
Gibby goes as well.
Metal Man (GM): There's an 'S' on a pedestal... and three buttons.
Digifanatic: "What could the last letter be?"
Charles Magellean goes to there.
Metal Man (GM): Red, green, and blue.
Digifanatic: "An S..."
Azure: "More colors...."
Metal Man (GM): You can run up and grab the S or play with the buttons.
Digifanatic: "Wait a sec. I have an idea."
Charles Magellean: "...Uh-oh..."
Digifanatic: "No. Wait."
Charles Magellean: "...Gibby... don't look."
Gibby: "Look at wha---" *He sees the buttons...*
Charles Magellean: "..."
Digifanatic: "Maybe the O is there to trip us up. Take it out and we have the word 'Smasher'.'"
Charles Magellean smiles.
Gibby: "Bu... bu... bu... bu... BUTTONS!!!"
VG: "...not again..."
Gibby runs to the buttons.
Metal Man (GM): All of the buttons look captivatingly beautiful.
Digifanatic: "No, Gibby..."
Metal Man (GM): Which button do you press?
Gibby: "Yes... so lovely..." *He presses the middle button.* "MWA HA HA HA HA HA!"
Metal Man (GM): You press the green button.
Charles Magellean: "He's gonna bash them many times... I just know it."
Computer: "X-zone trap disabled."
VG: .oO(We have some disco king, a crazed autograph getter, a wizard, and a button fetisher... I'm with a strange group)
Metal Man (GM): The letter then floats over to Gibby.
Gibby: "More... must have MORE!"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby now has the letter.
Wolfman: "Gibby, NO MORE!"
Computer: "All letters obtained."
Metal Man (GM): A floating box with 8 slots appears.
Gibby gets conked on the head by the letter... he goes back to normal.
Computer: "Use the letters to make the password."
Charles Magellean: "R, A, O, H, E, S, M, S..."
Gibby: "...uhh... yeah... I'm ok."
Metal Man (GM): Ironically, Gibby's button madness saved you from playing with an X-zone trap.
Charles Magellean: "Raohesms!? What kind of word is that."
Gibby walks back to the group.
Digifanatic: "Computer, do we have to use all the letters?"
Wolfman: "Locos, I'm pretty sure we have to unscramble these."
Charles Magellean: "Ah-duh. There's 8 slots."
Computer: "You must put them all in the slots."
Digifanatic: "Oh. Like I said, maybe the 8th slot is there to trip us up."
VG: "But the computer said ALL of the slots..."
Computer: "You may try as many different combinations as you want."
Wolfman: "...someone hand me a letter."
Charles Magellean: "Raohesms."
Gibby hands wolf the s he just got.
Metal Man (GM): The letters float into the slots to form 'RAOHESMS'
Wolfman wonders where this letter would go best... (INTing)
Gibby: "...or not."
Metal Man (GM): It beeps, red. Then they return to Locos.
Gibby: "Locos, I'M supposed to be the idiot."
Charles Magellean: "...I see."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: The first slot, for sure.
Azure: "Smashers? What's the O go for..." *He ponders on this. Int Check*
Wolfman: "Computer, this 'S' goes in the first slot."
Digifanatic: "I know. That was my original idea."
Wolfman puts it in if the computer doesn't.
Metal Man (GM): You can't tell... the O seems out of place. The S goes in.
Azure: "Well duh..." *He says to himself.*
Digifanatic tries the E.
VG gets a look at the "O" to see if it's... different... say, different case, shape, etc.
Metal Man (GM): The E... it goes into the next slot, of course! Locos: You believe the next slot must be 'M.'
Charles Magellean: "...Hmm..." *He has cross referenced...* "Smashers 0."
Digifanatic: "Whoa! How'd you get that?"
VG: "...that's too many letters... and that includes a number."
Metal Man (GM): The O is... ...a 0.
Digifanatic: "Wait... I think I know what it means."
VG: "...but... hmm... Computer, disregard previous guess."
Metal Man (GM): ...So the IQ of that quiz guy must have been 0!
VG: "Here is the password. S M A S H E R 0."
Charles Magellean: "It probably means that no Smashers have ever found this place."
Computer: "DING. Warp online---"
Digifanatic: "Those paintings represent that none of the Smashers have beaten the hands... they are the victims."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You all warp...
Digifanatic: "Except Sky and I... We beat them."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/gamecube/mp2d_ChozoRuins.mid
Wolfman feels himself being warped again... not as painful as Mack's at least.
Metal Man (GM): You are now in the top most inner room. The door to the center is barricaded by a force field.
Gibby: "ANOTHER one?"
VG gets himself warped in... "...did I get it?"
Computer: "The way in is blocked by a machine..."
Digifanatic: "Guess so."
Computer: "It must be destroyed."
Wolfman: "Wait... are you here to help us or not?"
Metal Man (GM): There's lots of gears in this room.
Wolfman is confused by this computer...
Azure: *Blinks as he is warped into the next room he blinks looking around.*
Computer: "The Time Reversal Machine has run outside of its program."
Charles Magellean: "Hey Gibby, look for a button."
Computer: "The gears and other parts must be disabled."
VG: "Locos, will you STOP mentioning that?"
Azure: "I think its saying we have to destroy the gears?"
Digifanatic: "Guess so."
Azure: "Or fix them... or just cut them off?"
Charles Magellean: "Heck no! He's the one with the speed to find one."
Wolfman: "...there is a catch I think. I just don't know what."
Computer: "Destroy the gears. The machine... is out of control. It no longer responds to commands."
VG gets out his Deathzooka. "...if anyone wants to stop me, say so before I charge this thing up beforehand."
Digifanatic: "Nope. Blast away."
VG first charges once...
Charles Magellean: "All I can say is blast at the one that is the biggest."
Digifanatic walks back a ways behind the Veeg.
Azure: "Umm wait... do we really have to ummm..."
Deathzooka: "Round 1 charged."
Wolfman stands back.
Azure: "Just go and blow it away..." *Stepping away from VG slowly.*
VG charges it again... it gets bigger.
Charles Magellean steps to right behind the mushhead.
Deathzooka: "Level 2..."
VG doesn't want to charge to level 3...could be too dangerous if it backfires. He just lets it loose towards the gears now.
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* The gears fall apart and explode.
Computer: "Gears disabled."
Metal Man (GM): You may go left or right."
Wolfman: "Nice shooting... how did you get that anyway?"
VG: "...beats me."
Charles Magellean: "My bazooka can outshine yours any day of the week."
VG: "I won't doubt that."
Metal Man (GM): Left or right? This area is smaller.
Azure: "Left or Right?"
Wolfman wonders which way is the best...
Charles Magellean goes left.
Metal Man (GM): Left it is!
Gibby: "Uhh... right! I mean left!"
Metal Man (GM): There are... B-B-BUTTONS IN HERE!
Wolfman goes left; VG follows.
Charles Magellean leads the tiny way.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Gibby rushes to the buttons.
Charles Magellean backs up.
Azure: "Would normally ponder on this." *He decides to go right.*
Gibby: "GOTTA PRESS THEM ALL!"
Metal Man (GM): Discharge energy... lower shield... begin shutdown... self destruction... terminal activate... Security activate... and finally, lockdown.
Gibby giggle with glee, and presses "lower shield."
Computer: "Shields lowered... two more buttons required."
Gibby then presses Discharge energy.
Azure looks around "So what do we have here?"
Computer: "One last button."
Gibby presses begin shutdown. "Ahhh... relief."
Computer: "Beginning shutdown... sequence online."
Wolfman: "Gibby, are you SURE that was the right button?"
Metal Man (GM): You may go to the North room now.
Metal Man (GM): The shield is slowly dimming. Erm... South.
VG sighs... yep; strange group.
Charles Magellean: "No doubt he did something wrong."
Gibby goes to the south room.
Azure: "Well no point in staying over here." *He goes back to the center waiting for everyone.*
Metal Man (GM): In the South room... is another button. It says 'Activate'
Azure: *Afterwards he he heads to the south room.*
Gibby walks up to it.
VG and Wolf go into the south room...
Gibby: "So... tempting..."
Metal Man (GM): Nearby, there's a ton of other machines around in the room.
Charles Magellean goes to the door.
Wolfman: "Wait Gibby. Computer, what will this button do?"
Gibby slowly brings his "finger" to the button.
Gibby: *@_@* "Duuuuuuh..."
Azure: .oO(He's gonna kill us...)
Gibby presses it.
Computer: "Shutdown activated. ...One last wire must be disabled. You've almost disabled it all."
Gibby: "Awww... a wire?"
Metal Man (GM): Going ahead... there's a room with many wires....
Charles Magellean: "Oiii... how long does this have to take!"
Azure: "Well... that could have been worse... far worse..." *He sighs.* "So where's the last wire?"
Metal Man (GM): Red, blue, green, yellow, black, orange, purple, nuclear green, and white.
Computer: "One... and only one wire is the correct one."
Gibby: "This looks MUCH more complex than the last wire puzzle."
Computer: "Cut the wire to activate the doors."
Wolfman: "...I'll say."
Metal Man (GM): The shields are down.
Gibby thinks that they should cut the...
VG gets a look at the wires...
Metal Man (GM): Red wire! Red wire! Cut cut cut cut!
Gibby: "Hmm... I'm thinking the red wire. What do you guys think?"
Metal Man (GM): You thing... green wire.
Wolfman: "...isn't the red wire usually the one that's stereotypically the wrong one?"
Azure: "I'm thinking green wire. But its not a great guess."
Gibby: "Well maybe it. It's the right one. To trick us."
VG: "...wait... why are there TWO green wires?"
Gibby: "One's a different shade of green."
VG: "That is what's messing with my head."
Azure: "But in some cases its the red wire because its the stereotypical wire. Gibby go for it."
Gibby: "If you insist." *He walks over to the red wire.* "Dum de dum..."
Metal Man (GM): It's right there.
Gibby: "Ready, everyone?"
VG: "...I'm not."
Azure is saying an odd little prayer to himself "Tmy ni cami, tmy ni cami, tmy ni cami."
VG: "...there are two greens, and I'd think one of them would not belong."
VG: *Points to nuclear green.*
Azure: "Let the shades go... I ready...."
VG: "...I'd think that would be the better one."
Azure: "Just because its a different shade?"
Wolfman: "I'd almost think regular green, though..."
Gibby: "It's just a different color of green."
VG: "Gibby, that's kind of the point... ignore Wolfman right now; he's dumb at times."
Gibby: "I don't care what happens. I'm cutting that red wire."
VG: "...we're all doomed." *Gets Reflector ready.*
Gibby cuts ze wire... and prays...
Metal Man (GM): *Cut.*
Computer: "The wire has been cut."
Gibby: *-_'* "...We alive?"
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
VG: "..." *Facefaults.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside... is an elevator.
Gibby performs a victory dance.
Charles Magellean is done filing his fingernails.
Spyke shakes his head quickly, having zoned out "What did I miss?" He looks around "Where are we?"
Wolfman doesn't know what to say... he enters the elevator.
Azure gives a sigh of relief and looks to the sky "Thank you my maiden."
Charles Magellean: "The answer is that any of them could be cut." *He heads inside.*
VG follows the rest.
Gibby: "How do YOU know?" *He steps inside.*
Metal Man (GM): you all get on the energy elevator. It starts going up.
Spyke follows Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): ...A silhouette appears in the middle of the elevator.
Azure he heads to the elevator with a perplexed look on his face "This is an interesting machine. What do they call it?"
Charles Magellean gently cracks his knuckles.
Computer: "The time reversal machine."
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM* That Dark Armor appears. It's a black, walking suit of armor. High-tech. Plastic-looking.
Gibby: "Uhh... hello, Mr. Dark Armor."
Spyke shudders a bit. .oO(Great... and right now I am micro-ized...)
VG doesn't like the look of this...
Dark Armor: "Greetings, Questers. Welcome to my base. It is time that you are destroyed."
Charles Magellean: "Oh no..."
Gibby: "That's not very nice."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator, still going up, gets a background of psychedelic flashing colors.
Wolfman: "Why destroy us?"
Azure: "I take it by your faces this isn't a nice armor?"
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand and Crazy Hand appear.
Gibby: "AHHH! EVIL!"
Dark Armor: "In the name of lord Zio! We must destroy them!"
Wolfman: "Master Hand! Crazy Hand! I haven't seen you guys in a long time!"
Charles Magellean: "...It's the Armoire of Invincibility!"
Master Hand: "Hahahahahahahahaha! Prepare to be destroyed!"
Crazy Hand: "It's time for smashing!"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/B1L_som_the_oracle_XG.mid
VG: .oO(I don't think the real hands are like that...)
Gibby: "Remind me... invincibility means it can't be killed, right?"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is huge. I mean, like 100 feet by 100 feet.
Azure: *Removes his arms from within his gi.*
Gibby takes out his gun. "Here goes nothing."
Metal Man (GM): BOSS: MYSTERY ENEMY 52, MASTER HAND AND CRAZY HAND
Spyke draws his gun, which looks oddly big on him.
Charles Magellean: "...People... do not attack the Armoire of Invincibility!"
Spyke: "Why? is it invincible?"
Charles Magellean: *KER-SMACK.*
Wolfman: "That's a part of it."
Charles Magellean: "I said invincibility for a reason."
Spyke: "Owww... Well, titles aren't everything." *He rubs a lump on his head.*
Madness Armor: "VORTEX!"
Metal Man (GM): He points at VG. Going to lucky that?
VG attempts to avoid the Vortex... or whatever it is.
Metal Man (GM): *Vacuum* All items, weapons, and badges of VG are sucked into it. VG cannot use any of them for 3 rounds.
VG also loses his Hat...
Master Hand: "Mwahahahahahahaha!"
VG: "What did I ever do to you guys?!?"
Charles Magellean: "This fight is totally fricked' up."
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand glows, and Gibby is instantly confused by psychedelic noises.
VG: "Locos, I agree wholeheartedly..."
Crazy Hand: "Blahahahahahaha! Eat this, Quester!"
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand flies over Locos and drops a hail of bombs.
Gibby: "Woah... crazy..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos: SPD save.
Charles Magellean: "Oh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos is instantly killed by hundreds of bombs.
Gibby: "Can anyone else hear that? Sounds like a... bird eating a bowl of cereal with a chainsaw."
Wolfman: "...oh great; Gibby is now drunk."
Gibby: "This is soooo weird..."
Charles Magellean embraces the attack with his life force draining rapidly.
Metal Man (GM): The hands are miming the crazy dance moves of the armor.
Spyke holds the massively oversized gun steady, somehow, as he aims at Crazy Hand and fires off a normal shot, followed by an Air Splitter.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Dark Armor: "Ha ha ha! You cannot last long against our onslaught."
VG aims towards Crazy hand... he jumps up in the air, and goes all Kung Fu with him... time for some Aerial Kung Fu Kick action! (haven't used this yet... Metal, expect this to be retooled)
Spyke: .oO(I need a Red Essence ><...)
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit.
Charles Magellean: .oO(He's right. As long as he has the Hands under his power, this fight is one-sided.)
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand silently takes damage.
VG somersaults back to position.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: Roll... Gibby attacks Azure! Roll again for second action, make sure it's a d10 First action: Use an attack against Azure Second Action: Attack Wolf
Gibby shoots Azure.
Metal Man (GM): The armor laughs.
Dark Armor: "Yes! Destroy them!"
Gibby: *26% if hit. He then attacks Wolf with a running kick.*
Wolfman sees Gibby attacking him... great; he's confused. He somehow ducks under that.
Gibby: "STOP THE NOISES!" *He gets back to his corner.*
Spyke watches Gibby go nuts on his own teammates "Gibby, what are you doing!? Get them not us!"
Charles Magellean: "Armor... I don't know how you're controlling the hands as puppets... but we will break that spell."
Dark Armor: "You cannot defeat me. I am invincible!"
Azure: "Geez gibby...."
Charles Magellean: "Ah-duh. That's why were not attacking you."
Dark Armor: "Just shut up and die!"
Metal Man (GM): The armor talks with a human voice... odd.
Gibby holds his head in pain.
Wolfman thought he heard... a human voice under there?
Charles Magellean was about to fire, then decides for a true vision check.
Metal Man (GM): True vision... uh oh....
Charles Magellean: "..."
VG is too angry to have noticed the human-ish voice... he LOST everything for a few more rounds you know.
Charles Magellean shudders in fear... he hyperventilates. "...Z... Z... Zee..."
Dark Armor: "Why are you looking at me like that? Foolish Quester!"
Charles Magellean: "...That's not the Armor of Invincibility... it's Zio!"
Wolfman and VG stand up at attention then... they suddenly get nervous.
Azure: "Is it still invincible? Who is Zio?"
Dark Armor: "How dare you reveal my identity? Master Hand! Crazy Hand! Prepare to destroy him!"
Master Hand: "Yes master."
Crazy Hand: "Yes master."
Charles Magellean: "How dare you hide from us!"
Wolfman: "...Oh great... this is JUST our luck."
Dark Armor: "I will not tell you. Now, fight me like a Quester or die!"
VG: .oO(If I had my items back, I could do that...)
Charles Magellean: "Making others do your dirty work as usual, eh Zachro?" *He fires 6 bullets at Crazy Hand.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Crazy Hand mindlessly takes all the beatings.
Wolfman: .oO(...why didn't the hand move...?)
Charles Magellean: "...Something's not right... it's like it moved to take one of the bullets."
Wolfman starts things off with charging towards Zio... someone has to. He starts to go all Swords Dancy with him. (beam saber armed)
Dark Armor: "My loyal servants will protect me to the end!"
Metal Man (GM): All of those miss... the reason?
Charles Magellean: "You'll never learn, Zachro."
Metal Man (GM): He makes blocking motions with his hands, and Crazy/Master Hand push you away.
Evil Armor: "Fool! The hands move faster than you can hit me!"
Wolfman wonders if he attacked the hands instead...
Metal Man (GM): The hands were not hit.
Evil Armor: "You cannot hit my invincible surface!"
Wolfman doesn't want to Dex Zio just yet... urge to do so maybe rising... (Inting second action)
Charles Magellean: "Zio's invincible... and the crazy hand is the glutton..."
Metal Man (GM): You think dexing him would be best. It might explain some of this.
Charles Magellean: "...What is Master Hand though?"
Wolfman prays/whatevers while he scans Zio... he goes for it in voice mode.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Part I: Madness Armor Version I
AC: 43 (Minus 15 per Hand defeated)
Reality Shred: X dX+X, for X damage, X equals number of hits directed towards Madness Armor.
X Bolt: Deals (Enemy Level) Damage to all enemies.
Triad Assault: 3 d20+33, for 33% per hit. Uses one action from each section.
Vortex: DC 18 SPD check. If fail, all items and weapons and badges are sucked in and disabled for 3 rounds.
Smash Dex: "Warning. Highly dangerous and protected. You must take out the hands before you can do major damage to this monster. End of entry."
Azure: "What's it say?"
Wolfman: "...Not what I wanted to do... Azure, take out Crazy Hand!"
Metal Man (GM): It told everyone that.
Azure: "Crazy hand, got it. Sorry if you're a friend, and not a foe. HAAA!" *His gi floats up and moves wildly flowing around him by some unknown force. He shouts as an aura of energy wraps itself around his body. His gi changes color slightly. The gold trim becomes light blue.* -OVERDRIVE!!!!!-
Charles Magellean: "...Not sure who should dex or not."
Metal Man (GM): One action is taken going to overdrive. Do you have any more? Ok...
Madness Armor: "Take this, cheater!"
Charles Magellean: "Who?! Who's a cheater!?"
Wolfman: "You told us to fight like Questers... we did. You still want to attack me Hypocrite?"
Metal Man (GM): He forms his arms up... then makes punching motions... ending with a flying kick at the target. Who is Locos. 33% damage per hit. That uses all three of their turns.
VG: *VG disarmed: 2 rounds left.*
Dark Armor: "If you wish to live, Locos, kneel and surrender!"
Charles Magellean goes down... he is truly breathing his last. "I ...have... only one last request..."
Spyke looks around slowly before repeating the same thing as before.
Metal Man (GM): Three hits.
Metal Man (GM): You hit Crazy Hand... he is not effected, being... non-mechanical.
Charles Magellean is bleeding... his shirt is torn, glasses partly broken... he is kneeling... one part of it of the 'if you want to live' part. "Losing focus."
VG gets out the Deathzooka... if he can't use items, he might as well use his Melee abilities. He starts charging as much as he can, while asking: "Can someone please cover me?!?" (is this allowed? Deathzooka is a special move technically) "Can someone please cover me?!?"
Metal Man (GM): Anyone who covers VG: sacrifice one action to protect VG.
Charles Magellean struggles to get up... yet he can't.
Dark Armor: "Now... surrender, and I will let you live---?"
Aribar appears in the battle... A little late. He cries out, "Heal!" and restores Locos's HP by 20% before firing off a Terrorbolt at that armor... 115% Electric.
Metal Man (GM): The armor is hit dead-on.
Dark Armor: "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
Wolfman: "Why are you laughing? You just got hit!"
Charles Magellean is able vitalized only a tiny bit.
Metal Man (GM): The energy is forming in Zio's right arm.
Charles Magellean: "You are even more ...backwards then you are, Wolf."
Aribar: "Hope I didn't come too late... I really need to get a pair of slip-on shoes or something..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby... roll 2 d10
Charles Magellean: "Just because an attack was a direct hit doesn't mean it will damage the target."
Wolfman: "I am allowed to FORGET things you know."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby?
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You attack VG and then Aribar.
Gibby goes after VG with a running punch... *7% if hit.*
VG gets knocked out of charging his Deathzooka.
Metal Man (GM): VG's charge is knocked out and he's hit.
Gibby: *...and then inhales some air, and blows fire at Aribar. 12% if hit.*
Aribar jumps back to avoid the flames.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You see the Pseudo-Cube-Bazooka laying near Locos.
Wolfman makes a note that the hands have to be attacked......
Wolfman then notes some Bazooka by Locos......
Metal Man (GM): It appears to be glowing.
Wolfman: .oO(To take, or not to take...)
Metal Man (GM): You're slightly for leaving it alone. Take it is... 1 action to take it. Another to use it.
Wolfman ignores his original thought... he doesn't care if he's not so lucky. He grabs the Bazooka. He wonders who to fire it at... Zio could catch, others could be killed......
Metal Man (GM): You think of Part III: Crazy Hand.
Wolfman: "...forgive me..." *He lets the bazooka loose at Crazy Hand.*
Metal Man (GM): The stream glows... an indicator showing 'Magical Creation' beeps...
Wolfman REALLY needs a new intelligence chip...
Crazy Hand: "Aaaaaaarrrrrrrgh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Crazy hand flies off and explodes. Crazy Hand: Defeated.
Wolfman: "...again, forgive me." *He feels a little blue that he had to take out a hand.*
Dark Armor: "Curse you and your relic!"
Azure: *Vanishes in blue energy.*
Dark Armor: "That cheater had more than I thought..."
Azure teleports away from his position and reappears in triplicate around Master Hand. They all float around it, rotating, before they dash toward it for what appears to be Impact Bounder. They begin to attack viciously, each with an after-image behind every punch, kick, slam, blast, ram, and throw with the blue after-images following every blow. They all teleport away, red energy flowing into their palms. They all speed dash toward Master Hand and slam.
Wolfman: "Why do you call him a cheater anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): Was that a super move?
Azure: *Op Gauge: 2 remain.*
Metal Man (GM): Ah. Ok. All hit. Master Hand takes the damage, but is still alive.
Madness Armor: "Heh... heh... X BOLT!"
VG is still angry at the armor for taking his stuff...
Metal Man (GM): Everybody takes their own level in damage.
Spyke is not hurt too badly by that, but still an annoyance...
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand then goes up to Azure... and uses Psychedelic rhythms... Overdrive Azure is confused! Oh no!
Metal Man (GM): Also, Azure's OP is now at 1. So... if you hit him, his overdrive is done. If you don't, he may destroy you. Gibby is still confused.
Wolfman notes that Azure is confused... this isn't good.
VG: *VG disarmed: 1 round left.*
Spyke looks at Azure and then Gibby. "I'm sorry..." He leaps up a bit, spinning rapidly, and ricochets at Azure and Gibby, one after the other, leg extended in a rather weak kick. He finishes that action by releasing an air trail of wind at Master Hand. (Action 1)
Metal Man (GM): Roll them all, of course. The first two miss their targets.
Spyke: *5% damage for any hits... Wind for Master Hand, Normal for others.*
Azure holds his eyes and shakes his head .oO(Can't see straight...) He looks around seeing everyone in split images. He sees everything from a fly's perspective. There are hundreds of everyone through his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand is hit by wind. Now for Action 2.
Gibby shakes his head.
Spyke stands still as a ball of wind forms in his hand, much smaller than normal.
Gibby: "Wha... what happened?"
Azure: *In his confusion, sees Zio attack and teleports away, reappearing a second later.*
VG: "Gibby, you were basically confused by Master Hand."
Spyke: "..." *He concentrates on his charge, hoping someone notices, and not Zio or Master Hand.*
Gibby: "...oh... I see..."
VG bows, and prepares for some Aerial Kung Fu kicking again... first one at Azure at regular roll, second one as SMASH kicking at -5 accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Azure is probably hit, takes damage, and loses overdrive. You also hit Master Hand.
Azure: *Is hit, his last teleport has him on his knees at the floor. His aura fades and as he returns to normal.*
Aribar goes to down his last Green Potion... He then begins to charge up Terrorbolt hoping this course of action is wise.
Dark Armor: "You cannot win!"
VG: "I'm not liking this battle..."
Wolfman: "I don't blame you."
Gibby cocks his gun, and shoots the master hand twice.
Azure stumbles to his feet "It wasn't suppose to happen that way. What kind of dance...."
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit!
Wolfman can't protect both... he shoots Master Hand with the Howl Buster before going to protect... He goes to protect Spyke after Howl Bustering.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Wolfman is now protecting Spyke from being attacked... hopefully.
Metal Man (GM): Ocean?
Azure: *dashes for master hand jumping into the air. He inverts his body so his feet are facing it as he rapid kicks it a wind trail follows each kick.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss!
Madness Armor: "Hahahahaha! Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): He attacks Wolfman with vortex! Wolfman: SPD check.
Wolfman tries to avoid that... He now loses all of his stuff... as VG gains his back.
Metal Man (GM): As you said. Master Hand then uses Psychedelic Rhythms on Aribar! Aribar is confused and still charging!
Madness Armor: "How great it is to see you destroy yourselves."
Aribar continues charging his move, but he cannot tell friend from foe.
Spyke glows as he finishes his charge, leaping into the air above Wolfman, staying there. In his hands, he holds a drastically reduced Rasengan, but still near-potent. He flings the massive-mini ball fo wind at Master Hand.
Metal Man (GM): Hit! That damaged him a lot.
Spyke remains floating above Wolf, exhausted. He sighs deeply and inhales slowly.
VG starts off by giving Spyke an Energizer. He then uses his Deku Stick to hopefully break it on Master Hand's... well, hand.
Metal Man (GM): ...Master Hand watches as you smack the floor.
Master Hand: "Ha ha ha!"
VG has broken the stick.
Metal Man (GM): Random death time!
Aribar wonders if he can charge up the Terrorbolt once more before firing it.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yes. You can charge it more.
Aribar also wonders if he can Lucky that roll.
Metal Man (GM): You can lucky the roll if you don't want to charge up more.
Aribar does that then. Last Lucky!
Metal Man (GM): Azure gets it!
Aribar fires the 162% electrical attack at Azure!
Metal Man (GM): Azure is instantly hit for 162% electric damage. The self damage knocks Aribar out of confusion; Azure is probably killed by that attack.
Azure: *Is KOed* *1 Life Remains.*
Aribar: *All kinds of shiny badges activated!* "...Sorry!"
Wolfman is without his beam saber or his hammer... OR his temporary bazooka... He double jumps and goes to Wolf Foot Master Hand.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Master Hand: "Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *Explosion* Dark Armor is all that's left...
Dark Armor: "What? Impossible!"
Wolfman REALLY gets angry... he uses his second action to smashing left hook the armor. (-2 accuracy)
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Dark Armor: "Argh!"
Charles Magellean is at the end of his rope again.
Metal Man (GM): Azure misses his turn returning.
Madness Armor: "Curse you!" *Glow.*
Metal Man (GM): Madness Armor points at Aribar.
Azure slowly rises to his feet Anyone get the number of what ever the hell that was...
Madness Armor: "VORTEX!"
Metal Man (GM): SPD check, Aribar.
Charles Magellean: "...@_@...focus... spleen."
Metal Man (GM): SPD check, Aribar.
Aribar: *Close call badge... I think.*
Metal Man (GM): You manage to magically avoid losing all your items for 3 rounds.
Aribar manages to avoid the Vortex still.
Madness Armor: "VORTEX!" *He does it at Spyke.*
Metal Man (GM): Spd check for Spyke. Spyke avoids it. Oops... I meant... failed it. Silly me. :/ *Spyke's items join Wolfman's in invisible collection land for 3 rounds.*
Madness Armor: "VORTEX!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He does it at Locos now. SPD check for Locos. Locos's items are also sucked in... unless he uses lucky. After three luckies, Locos evades it.
Madness Armor: "Even alone, I shall prevail!"
Charles Magellean nods slightly.
Azure: .oO(Typical madman... how droll)
Spyke growls... as he... reaches for his missing holster "Crack!" He divebombs at the armor, pausing in front only to rapidly spin and unleash a wave of winds at the armor, followed by a sudden stop and a kick.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss.
Spyke: *21% normal.*
Dark Armor: "Ow... that mildly hurt... you shall pay for this!"
VG starts off by giving himself an X Accuracy... he wants to deal damage personally.
Spyke falls to the ground as Protein's effect wear off... leaving him considerably weaker than normal "Stupid microsize..."
Metal Man (GM): The micro thing wore off after three rounds... So it wore off last round when VG got his items back.
VG then charges towards the armor to Grab and Dunk him, SMB2 style.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
VG grabs the armor, and SLAMS him to the ground for 22% damage.
Spyke: "If... I had my items... You would be thrashed soooo bad..."
VG is VERY angry at this armor.
Charles Magellean: "...Head not on straight. Can't survive much longer."
Aribar hrms... He downs a Maple Syrup and fires an empowered Magic Missile at the armor! 92% damage.
Metal Man (GM): The armor is rapidly taking on damage... and the elevator is approaching the top.
Charles Magellean: "..." *He gets up... "I have one... last request..." *He pulls out... his 'autograph' book. "...May I have your signature?"
VG: .oO(...not this again...)
Aribar: "Locos, this is not the place nor the time!"
Madness Armor: "Hah! Never!"
Azure anime falls. .oO(What the heck...)
Madness Armor: "I know what happened when Lumis signed it!"
Charles Magellean: "...Who?"
Aribar: "...Your brother, Locos... You still don't remember?"
Charles Magellean puts away his journal. "I have... no brother."
Madness Armor: "Hah hah! He deleted his name from the book, and he disappeared!"
Wolfman wonders why Locos doesn't remember Lumis... that's for another day.
Charles Magellean: "Regardless... I am to survive."
Madness Armor: "Only I would know!"
Metal Man (GM): Madness Armor clenches his fist, shaking them at you.
Charles Magellean kneels down... his head bowing. "...I surrender."
Madness Armor: "Yes!!! Hahahahahaha!"
Wolfman: "Locos, are you CRAZY?!?"
Metal Man (GM): Locos is suddenly hit by dark lightning.
Aribar: "...Locos, quit being traitorous!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos is fully healed. Locos moves to Zio's side of the field.
VG: "There are still... what the?!?"
Metal Man (GM): He is now under Zio's control.
Azure: .oO(What... the hell... did he just...)
Aribar: "...That does it!"
Wolfman is VERY glad he took the Bazooka then.
Zio: "Attack... Aribar!" *Locos gets one action.*
Charles Magellean begins to feel good. He grows sadistic. "With... pleasure."
Charles Magellean raises his Onyx Sword...
Aribar: "...That DOES it!"
Zio: "Who needs Fallen Questers... who needs Quester Hunters? I have... a real Quester on my side!"
Charles Magellean jumps high, and begins a barrage of slashes to gain an upper edge. "Slash of the Night!"
Aribar brings up Moonlight to block the slash. "You traitor! I shall kill you for this!"
Charles Magellean grumbles... then returns to madness.
Zio: "Anyone else who wishes to surrender may join me."
Wolfman goes to Wolf Foot the "great" (NOT) Zio.
Metal Man (GM): The head of the helmet sinks into the armor, revealing Zio. You hit him as the two arm parts of the armor fall off. A black cape unfurls as he gets up from being hit.
Charles Magellean: "I have made my decision on my own. I chose this side because the you... people... began to become 'influenced'."
Zio: "Your foolish attempts to stop me are going to end."
Wolfman then goes for another smashing punch... he doesn't like the cape, though. (-1 accuracy this time)
Zio: "All who die shall become mine!"
Metal Man (GM): Damage from all those?
Charles Magellean: "!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio grunts a bit as he's smacked backwards. The leg parts of the armor are cracked off to reveal his traditional black attire.
VG at least is glad that Wolfman is able to take out some of his anger.
Zio: "This form has become worthless."
Azure: *slams his fist into the ground a azure wave of energy trail toward Zio and Locos POWER QUAKE!* *-Spd Check beat my Strength* *24% to Locos.*
Metal Man (GM): Zio points out his right palm and warps just in time to avoid that attack. New round... the elevator reaches the top... you can see through large windows, the entire south pole... now back with snow.. .. and a machine, which has just begun to switch on. Zio thrusts his fists outward, as the last of the armor falls off and explodes.
Wolfman notes that the snow is back... phew.
Metal Man (GM): +600 EXP to all for that... The controls set.
Computer: "Time reverser activated."
Charles Magellean: "?"
Computer: "Destiny time: Before Quester Hunters were destroyed."
Zio: "I shall go back in time and destroy the Questers!"
Charles Magellean: "Ahem."
Metal Man (GM): Zio is revealed to be wearing cybernetic armor.
Zio: "Oh, yes. You shall assist me."
Metal Man (GM): You are 'in between battle' mode. While Zio gloats, you may do various things that are allowed out of battle.
Zio: "I shall save those who died... and make them mine!"
Aribar quickly attempts to down a Maple Syrup and aim the palm of his hand at Locos. "Die, traitor..." He fires off an Electric Elemental Blast at Locos... 240% Electric damage.
Wolfman feels himself equipped with his stuff again...
Metal Man (GM): Zio walks into the way.
VG gives Wolfman an X Accuracy.
Charles Magellean: "I thank you."
Metal Man (GM): The attack his Zio, dealing 0 damage.
Wolfman then goes all Swords Dancy on Zio.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/new-files/Ff7_-_Still_More_Fighitng_Xg.mid
Aribar: "Move, Black Magician!"
Zio: "Dark... Energy... Wave!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: INT check. Wolf hits once... twice... thrice... four times. Anyone else going to do their preemptive attack? Aribar is reduced to 1% and poisoned!
Spyke uses a protein before firing off his gun at Zio, once.
Charles Magellean: "I had a mid-life displacement, and I wanted to be with a new order. I followed the 'light' order long enough, so it is time that I changed to the dark side of the order."
Metal Man (GM): If he dies by it, he cannot come back for the rest of the mission!
Aribar falls to the ground... And now he's being forced to go to bed...
VG uses his second action... (or not?)
Metal Man (GM): Go ahead on second action. Haywire fails, Spyke misses. Azure misses if he was attacking.
VG uses the Megalixer for 2nd action.
Metal Man (GM): We shall pause after the preemptive actions.
Charles Magellean: "I am not a traitor. It is merely timed I changed sides to give myself balance."
Metal Man (GM): Zio then points at Spyke.
Zio: "Smiting Bolt!"
Metal Man (GM): Roll d100, Spyke. You take 24 damage from that. Electrical.
Zio: "Crippling Slash!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio attacks Wolfman. Which ones hit?
Wolfman only gets hit by the 2nd... slash.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is frozen and takes 10% psychic damage.
Wolfman finds himself... frozen?
Charles Magellean: "Zio, waste not time on the Questers. We must travel back in time to the era of the Vampiric Quester Hunters!"
Metal Man (GM): Finally... he attacks VG with Corruption wave. VG: INT check!
VG doesn't like what's coming...
Zio: "I must prevent them from stopping me!"
Charles Magellean: "Very well."
Metal Man (GM): VG runs outta luck and is possessed. He joins Locos as evil and on Zio's side.
Charles Magellean: "After you are done though, I would enjoy to visit Rupture Farms... for my former 'comrades' forbid me to help them on their struggle."
Azure: *Looks at Spyke, floating toward him.*
VG somehow ends up on the other side... JUST great...
Zio: "Very well. Soon, I shall control ALL of the Questers."
Master Hand: "Not... so... fast!"
Spyke looks at Azure, frowning. "It looks like I have to use this..."
Azure: "Use what... hey it's the hand..."
Charles Magellean: "...Master Hand?"
Crazy Hand: "You shall not get away with this!"
Spyke looks around rapidly "Huh?! What the..."
Metal Man (GM): The two hands appear and join the good side.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Wolfman: "...sorry for attacking you guys earlier."
Zio: "...I thought you were destroyed!"
Charles Magellean opens his journal and begins writing in it.
VG says nothing... he just has an evil look on his face.
Azure: "So you two were on our side. Hey, I'm sorry for that attack earlier Mr. Hand. Um... Master Hand."
Master Hand: "You fool! Only while in battle do we appear weak."
Crazy Hand: "We shall destroy you for what you did!"
Charles Magellean: "No matter--who I am, I have-my ass-handed to me."
Spyke: "..." *He floats over to Azure and whispers something...*
Charles Magellean puts away his journal.
Metal Man (GM): Locos, Zio, and VG vs. The Questers and Master Hand and Crazy Hand!
Spyke furrows his brow as he thinks deeply on his next plan... .oO(But if I mess up... I might kill them...)
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... Zio already went, so to speak...
Charles Magellean: "This is really ticking me off. No matter who I'm allied with, there's always an opposing force that wants to rip me apart!"
Master Hand: "Take this, Zio!"
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand forms a gun and starts shooting at Zio. Miss hit. Miss. 25% damage...
Charles Magellean: "Wait... don't the Hands have a couple combos together?"
VG Evil says nothing... he just stares...
Charles Magellean: "Yeah, that's what I thought."
Metal Man (GM): Master hand then attacks with his fist. Zio instantly evades... the armor makes him faster. Crazy Hand grabs Zio. The next two attacks will instantly hit him!
Zio: "Unhand me, worthless brute!"
Charles Magellean chuckles. 'unhand.' *He snickers.*
VG Evil also chuckles.
Spyke shakes his head "I must do this..." He takes out... a red essence... and uses it upon himself... His second action is to shoot Zio with his gun, regularly.
Metal Man (GM): It auto hits. The armor throws some sparks.
VG Evil takes note as to what Spyke did...
Metal Man (GM): But it is not haywired, as you hit Zio instead.
Zio: "Use your items to destroy them and assist me!"
VG Evil starts off by giving himself a Red Essence. He then throws a Debarrier Cube at Spyke's direction to nullify HIS Red Essence.