Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 157: Boring, Unfair Melee Matches
Date: 3:04:40 PM, March 3rd, 2005.
Wolfman: "...say that again?" *Covered in tissues.*
Charles Magellean takes out a Red Essence. "You know... I'm willing to give you this for a cheap price..."
Azure: *seems to have a small smile on his face as he reads through the book. Reading seems to be a hobby and puts his mind at peace.*
Wolfman: "...for what?"
Charles Magellean: "You know how expensive it is now?"
Metal Man (GM): Shortly put, the early days were about the early Questers protecting the original Smash Stadium.
Wolfman might not have the greatest INT, but he's not THAT dumb... (is he?)
Metal Man (GM): So that fights could go on.
Wolfman: "I am aware... VG himself probably took it the hardest."
Azure: "So the Questers originally protected the stadium." *He read on eventually ending up at 'The Bad Future'.*
Charles Magellean: "I'm willing to sell it to either of you for oh say..."
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy, an orange koopa; Alys, a mysterious woman from another world; Metal, the armored warrior; Skyhigh, the nefarious Boba Fett Clone wearing red who died; Aribar, the one-armed mage... At the 'Bad Future', you see...
Wolfman is waiting for a price...
Charles Magellean: "...2500 coins."
Metal Man (GM): Thirteen Gentlemen, with people like Kuja, Shadow, Queen of Shadows, and such, threatening the world. The Thirteen lords and the Questers fighting them... Then The Void attacking everyone. The Questers and 'Ivan Robotnik' defeating The Void with relics.
Wolfman: "Is there any sort of catch I should be aware of?"
Azure: *Is intrigued by the information on the relics and looks for more information on them within that area.*
Charles Magellean: "That it's less than the price for even what you pay for a regular Red Essence at a discount. Now you want it or I sell it to someone else that wants it?"
Wolfman: .oO(First he betrayed us... then he wants to sell me this...?) "...At this point, I'll question your change of heart later. Probably something similar to what I experienced anyway."
Metal Man (GM): It's kind of hard to understand. Most of them, including a shining sword, are highly powerful and mysterious.
Wolfman: "I'll take it." *He gives Locos 2500 coins for the Red Essence.*
Azure: "These relics seem interesting. I'll have to find out the lore behind them all." *He continues reading.* "The void is it a single entity..." *He ponders as he reads.*
Charles Magellean takes the 2500 coins and gives Wolf the Red Essence. "Have a nice day." *He leaves.*
Wolfman: "...you too." *He is still a little stunned... he'll get over it.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void is a single entity.
Aribar hrms, waiting in the lobby for his match with Metal... That is, if he understood Metal correctly.
Azure slowly absorbs the content within the book as he enters 'The good Future'.
Metal Man (GM): You see a new world, ruled by Ivan Robotnik. A utopia named 'Nintopia' being at the center. Zio, Kuja, and Grunty being the main disruptors of the peace. Also, Metal revealing his true form, Nova the planet controlling machine, and the return of Wolfman... it's not quite finished.
Editor's Note: Hah! Hahah! Yeah right, 'GOOD' future. Maybe in the moment it seemed good. But hardly so as far as future plot is concerned.
Azure takes this time to read up on Zio and this new name he had yet to really know of Kuja. He begins reading of all this with great interest.
Metal Man (GM): Zio. Evil magician from other world. Best at using an instant death technique, 'Dark energy Wave'
Azure: "Dark Energy Wave... I see... I'll have to prepare myself for that."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja. Mysterious magician. Too powerful to defeat... true goals unknown.
Metal Man walks to the lobby, his axe out. "I'm ready, finally. Hmmm... let's see... I'm gonna run it with three lives, random arena, and normal item frequency."
Azure: "And... I see... this Kuja fellow... has decided to remain a mystery to this world. I wonder if I'll ever meet him. A simple conversation hopefully." *He reads more on Grunty next followed by searching for information on where this other world is that zio came from.*
Aribar: "I've a feeling this match won't last long... Don't worry, though. I won't use Terrorbolt." *He heads into the arena after unsheathing Moonlight.*
Charles Magellean arrives in a random starbolt arena to start watching random matches.
Metal Man: "The arena is Corneria!"
Charles Magellean takes out a pseudo-cigar with realistic smoke and expiration. He has tickets in his other hand.
Metal Man (GM): Zio came from another world that was high-tech. He tried to take it over for 'Dark Force', but was killed by Chaz and a group of others.
Charles Magellean: "Computer, what's the next scheduled fight?"
SIMBER: "Aribar vs. Metal. Corneria. Normal item frequency."
Metal Man walks onto the platform after Aribar. The holo-thing forms up to show the traditional ship.
Metal Man (GM): You read on Grunty, seeing that she's a money-grubbing witch who plans to monopolize the economy of Nintendus.
Charles Magellean: "Show odds."
SIMBER: "Metal: 1 in 3. Aribar: 1 in 2."
Metal Man: "I won't use the star board then, either."
Azure: "What reason could a women have for wanting nothing but money."
Editor's Note: Wow... uh... yeah, that is a horrific trainwreck of a sentence alright.
Metal Man (GM): No items this round.
Charles Magellean: "Put me down for...10,000 on Metal, and 10,000 on Aribar."
Azure: *He reads on searching for the world Zio came from hoping to find it in the book.*
Charles Magellean smokes a puff.
Metal Man (GM): In... 'Dark Magicians A to Z', you read that Zio wishes to enslave the world for his master, Dark Force. His master is the personification of all evil.
Aribar starts things off easy by charging towards Metal while firing off a Magic Missile (23%). As the missile unerringly strikes his foe Aribar rushes in for a weapon slash.
Charles Magellean: "Actually... make that 15,000 on both."
Metal Man dodges the slash and... He takes the magic missile.
Aribar: "You're fast."
Metal Man: "Very much so. Now... it is my turn!"
Charles Magellean: "Log in these bets and make it official." *He sits down.*
Metal Man points at Aribar with his arm. A crystal forming around Aribar. "CRYSTAL CONTAINER!"
Metal Man (GM): Does that hit?
Aribar attempts to jump away but is encased.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is frozen solid!
SIMBER: "Best have been entered, Locos."
Azure: "Dark... force" *He reads on still looking for the 'other world' spoken about in earlier text.*
Charles Magellean smiles.
Metal Man then attacks Aribar with an Ice Slash.
Metal Man (GM): 20% Ice damage.
Aribar is helpless to avoid the attack.
Metal Man (GM): Next around. Items appear! Three items!
Aribar is frozen and at the mercy of Metal this round.
Metal Man (GM): Lip's Stick... Hammer... Pokeball!
Metal Man starts off the round by hurling the pokeball at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* 5% damage. It opens to reveal... Staryu! Staryu begins shooting at Aribar. 1% damage per hit.
Aribar only gets hit once by the stars thankfully.
Metal Man (GM): Metal then fires a Blue Beam at Aribar! 16% damage. he breaks out of the ice, ending his turn. Next round! No items.
Aribar thaws... "You're much stronger, but now you'll pay the price!"
Metal Man (GM): Let me rethink that... Okay. Your turn. You skipped your turn last round.
Aribar attempts to slice Metal once before backing up and casting Mirror on himself.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aribar: "Cast your spells on me now!"
Metal Man: "No. Crystal Purification!" *He is encased in a crystal, which heals the poison status and 20% damage. He then attacks Aribar by running up to him and shaking him!*
Metal Man shakes Aribar for 8 damage and gains 8 coins off of Aribar. "Alright! A few coins!"
Metal Man (GM): New round... No items.
Aribar: "Magic Missile! Jolt!" *He fires off an arcane ball of energy before zapping his opponent with a stunning bolt.* (23% normal, 15% electric)
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Metal Man: "Nice try." *He runs up to Aribar and tries to smack him with the blue cape.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Aribar is confused.
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification!" *He heals 20% yet again.*
Aribar: "...Shiiinies..." *Looks at the purdy lights around him.*
Metal Man (GM): New round. No Roll a d2. And another one for the second action.
Aribar attempts to fire a Jolt twice...
Metal Man (GM): You hit yourself twice.
Aribar heals himself for 30%!
Metal Man: "Alright, try some of this, you backwards attacking healing person!" *He runs up and gives Aribar an Ice slash, then another Ice Slash.*
Aribar stumbles about the arena and gets hit twice.
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice damage per hit... Next round!
Aribar: "Arrg... Curse you!"
Metal Man (GM): No items!
Aribar is running low on magic... He casts Minor Healing on himself for 20% and fires another Magic Missile (23%) at Metal.
Metal Man (GM): It hits.
Metal Man casts Crystal Purification on himself yet again, then lets loose with another Ice Slash.
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice damage yet again. New round. Items! Two items!
Aribar: .oO(Something usable... Think!)
Metal Man (GM): Maximum Tomato... and Crate!
Aribar rushes over and eats the Tomato and then throws the Crate at Metal.
Metal Man (GM): Explosive, and yes, SPD check. It barely misses.
Aribar: "Darn! I almost had you..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal steps to the side as it explodes. Is mirror still up?
Metal Man: "I won't go down that easily." *He finally realizes that evil mirror is down. So he uses Crystal Container on Aribar!*
Metal Man (GM): *Freeze* 4% ice damage and frozen. Then, using the rest of his turn, he attacks you with another Ice Slash. *SLASH* 20% ice damage. New is taken up by breaking out of the ice. Items! 2 items! Two Starmen!
Aribar: "Brrr... I hat---Starman!"
Metal Man picks up both starmen, ending his turn. "Heh heh heh." *Is invincible next round.*
Editor's Note: This is entirely fair. There is no way in which becoming invincible after healing all that damage is unfair. Why this is the fairest match that ever happened.
Metal Man (GM): *New round!* Items! 2 items! Parasol, And a food item.
Aribar goes to eat the food.
Metal Man (GM): Mmmm... coffee cake...
Aribar then picks up the Hammer! ... If it did not disappear.
Metal Man (GM): It did a while ago. Seems like it got abandoned...
Aribar then just bides his time. Met's go.
Wolfman and VG get into their special box seats to watch.
Metal Man fires off another blue beam at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): 16% damage if hit.
Metal Man then attacks Aribar with another Ice Slash.
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice damage. New round. No items.
Editor's Note: Only about half of Aribar's HP in damage in one round. Totally fair!
Aribar is at 61%... He isn't faring well.
Metal Man: "Well, it seems like my new magic has kept you at bay, though we're impressively matched."
Editor 's Note: Uh, you're curbstomping him. I don't think so.
Aribar remembers the Wand of Wonder! The elf uses an action to switch out weapons and his next action to cast Whirlmore on Metal! (23% Wind)
Metal Man is hit. "Good idea. Heh. But... this should help... Crystal Purification!" *He is healed 20% yet again. He then does another Ice Slash, his trademark move.*
Editor's Note: Oh my god he did it again!
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice if that hits.
Aribar: "You are one annoying fellow!"
Metal Man: "My powers make me much tougher to defeat than the average Joe."
Metal Man (GM): New round. Items. 3 items. Freezie... Barrel... Party Ball.
Aribar rushes over to the Party Ball and tosses it at Metal!
Metal Man dodges the Party Ball.
Metal Man (GM): 0 items pop out... piffle.
Metal Man: "...Luck is not on your side today."
Aribar: "Arrg..." *He goes to throw the Barrel at Metal!*
Metal Man dodges that too...
Metal Man (GM): It explodes.
Aribar watches the barrel go BOOM!
Metal Man: "...Everything you touch breaks... ouch. Now then... Crystal Container!"
Metal Man (GM): *Freeze, 4% ice damage.*
Metal Man then uses Shakedown on the frozen Aribar.
Aribar is frozen! YAY! He actually somehow DODGES.
Metal Man misses that... the first miss ever! Yay!
Metal Man (GM): New round. Aribar loses his turn breaking out. No items.
Metal Man does two Ice Slashes at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit, 20% ice damage each.
Aribar is at 125%... He... won't be coming back.
Metal Man defeats Aribar's first life.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You have a choice: Forfeit, or continue.
Metal Man (GM): You reappear... next round! No items. Your turn.
Metal Man: "Let's see how long I can hold you off on my first life."
Aribar: "I uhhh... Just got distracted by those NIAF (Is that right?) recruitment ads! Now... Fire Elemental Blast!" *He launches a fireball at Metal for 60% Fire!*
Metal Man is hit. "Good attack."
Aribar: "Now... JOLT!" *The elf fires a bolt at his foe. 15% electric.*
Metal Man (GM): That attack hits.
Metal Man is at 111% damage. "Crystal Purification!" *He regains 20 more HP. "Ice Slash!" *He slashes at Aribar again.
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH* 20% ice damage. New round!
Aribar takes more and more and more damage.
Metal Man (GM): Items!
Wolfman wonders how Metal gained that form... and magic...
Metal Man (GM): 1 item! It's a mine.
Aribar: "Catch!" *He tosses the mine at Metal's head.*
Metal Man watches as it misses him. "...Yeah..."
Aribar then attempts to level the playing field by casting Jolt on Metal... 15% electric.
Metal Man (GM): It even misses, thanks to that badge.
Aribar: "You don't quit, do you?"
Metal Man: "Hah! I'm getting used to that attack."
Editor's Note: Thankfully, we did answer the question of who is deadlier in CONFRONTATION by having Razor actually beat him. But... here, Illian can just run amok unopposed.
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification!" *SHAKEYSHAKEYSHAKEY.*
Aribar: "Quit stealing my coins yah thief!"
Metal Man (GM): 8% damage, Metal gains 8 more coins.
Metal Man: "Not even Mario can steal coins like me!"
Metal Man (GM): New round. Items. 3 items. Two Heart Containers and a Ray Gun.
Aribar takes both Heart Containers!
Metal Man: "Take this, you Heart Container eating guy!"
Aribar: "Hey! You stole the Starmen!"
Metal Man grabs the Ray Gun and opens fire on Aribar... a lot.
Metal Man (GM): *CRAZY ATTACK.*
Metal Man does so while doing a handstand and yodeling.
Metal Man (GM): 10% damage.
Aribar: "I don't think you're still entirely sane."
Metal Man (GM): New round.
Metal Man: "Well, relapses are possible, you see..."
Aribar: "Time to finish you off... Electric elemental blast!" *He fires a blast of electricity at Metal for 60% electric.*
Metal Man is hit... but not killed. "Finish me off? Hah!"
Aribar: "What?!" (Percent?)
Metal Man (GM): 131/140%
Aribar fires off a Magic Missile at Metal! 23%.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... 154%, 12... nope.
Metal Man survives due to incredible luck. "I refuse to lose!"
Editor's Note: That about seals it. Illian should have just dealt with the bad guys by himself, he's just so cheap.
Aribar: "And so do I!"
Metal Man then heals 20% with another Crystal Purification and attacks Aribar with an Ice Slash... with the gun! Crazy Attack! Crazy!!!!!!!
Aribar: "Stop with that blasted attack already!"
Wolfman: *VG* .oO(...no matter his form, he's still insane...)
Metal Man (GM): You take 5% ice damage and the gun is out of Metal's hands, because it sucked. Next round. No items.
Metal Man: "Never!!!!"
Aribar just goes Swordy McSlice on Metal! "Yah!"
Metal Man is hit twice. He still survives! "Keep on trying. I'm not dying! Crystal Purification!" *He is healed again. Then he does a REAL Ice Slash at Aribar.*
Aribar: "No rhyming allowed!"
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. Make your counter attack!
Aribar actually, gasp, DODGES... AND counters the attack! He respond by casting an Electric Elemental Blast at Metal! 60%!
Metal Man (GM): Woah! Insane luck! Metal turns transparent as it goes through him!
Metal Man: "Whoops! You missed."
Metal Man (GM): Can you kill the near-death Metal? Or will he keep on healing and dodging until you run out of MP?
Aribar slices Metal twice...
Metal Man (GM): Oh... cut out the out of MP... The second one still misses.
Metal Man still survives!
Aribar: "Just die!"
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification!"
Metal Man (GM): Health %: 121%/140%
Metal Man then gives Aribar a shakedown, if it hits.
Metal Man (GM): It hits... 8% damage to Aribar, Aribar loses 8 more coins
Aribar: "I need those coins yah know!"
Metal Man: "I need them too..."
Metal Man (GM): Items! 1 item. Metal Box!
Aribar pretends to be the former Metal Man! He takes the box!
Metal Man: "Alright. Just try to kill me. I'm amazed how many times I have thwarted death."
Editor's Note: Wow, even completely oblivious past me began to realize a psychotic dodging magically protected auto-healing superman was cheap.
Aribar slashes Metal!
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Metal Man: "Now that you're slow... I shall shake you down for all your coins!" *He runs up and tries to shakedown Aribar twice.*
Metal Man (GM): If either of those hit, 8% damage and you lose 8 more coins.
Aribar is hit twice, but takes very little damage...
Metal Man only gains 2 coins.
Metal Man (GM): New round! Items 2 items
Aribar is no longer Metalized...
Metal Man (GM): Pill, Freezie.
Aribar throws the Pill at Metal!
Metal Man (GM): A red shell appears!
Aribar switches weapons and stands back from the shell...
Metal Man attacks Aribar with the Ice Slash!
Metal Man (GM): 20% if that hits...
Metal Man then tries to Disarm Aribar! He is disarmed. Amazing!
Aribar: "You will NOT be disarming me!"
Metal Man (GM): New round. Ray Gun, Bumper!
Aribar fires a... A... STAR STORM at Metal from the Wand of Wonder!
Metal Man is hit. Amazing!
Aribar watches as deadly stars storm through Metal for 78%! "Stay down!"
Editor's Note: One of the most powerful attacks in Earthbound is what it takes to kill him when he's at critical HP range. Wow.
Metal Man (GM): No way I could survive that.
Metal Man is killed... but Aribar is at 0 MP.
Wolfman and VG *Drops mouths in awe.*
Metal Man reappears to attack! He tries to disarm Aribar.
Aribar: "Stop that!"
Metal Man: "Never!" *Disarm. He then attacks Aribar with an Ice Slash.*
Metal Man (GM): Counter! Make a... disarmed counter move.
Aribar dodges! ... As to how he'll counter... He punches... Metal? Not sure how much damage.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Metal Man blocks it... next round.
Aribar goes to pick up his weapon and cast Whirlmore on Metal! (23% Wind).
Metal Man is hit. "Crystal Purification!" *He heals himself, then uses Ice Slash on Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): Ouch! Hit! 20% damage.
Metal Man (GM): New round!
Aribar fires two more Whirlmores at Metal! 23% Wind each. "Sorry for being a bit cheap, but I've few options left!"
Metal Man is hit twice. "That'll become expensive quickly!"
Wolfman: *Wolfman* *Thinks he sees some of the crowd cheering more for Aribar, since he's the underdog.*
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification!" *He then goes to attack Aribar with Ice Slash.*
Metal Man (GM): CRIT! 40% ice damage!
Aribar manages to hang on by a threat! 120/100%.
Metal Man (GM): Your turn.
Aribar: *Mega Rush activated!* "Metal, your magical skills are good but mine are superior! Whirlmore!"
Metal Man is hit. He is still standing. "Try again."
Aribar: "Then I will!" *He fires off another Whirlmore.*
Metal Man would be hit again... basically exploded. He returns, but not miffed. "Take this, you magic wand user!"
Wolfman and VG: "Go Aribar!"
Metal Man attacks with two Ice Slashes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit... 40% damage total.
Aribar dies... Last life for both.
Azure: *Continues reading the book.*
Wolfman: .oO(Spoke too soon...)
VG: .oO(Spoke too soon...)
Aribar comes down from the revival platform. "... I refuse to lose."
Metal Man: "I shall triumph!"
Aribar fires off two Jolts at Metal! 15% Electric each!
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Metal Man loses his turn. Next round.
Aribar fires off two Magic Missiles at Metal! 23% times two.
Metal Man (GM): One misses.
Metal Man snaps out of the stun. "Crystal Purification!" He then goes to disarm Aribar.
Aribar lets Metal disarm him.
Metal Man (GM): Next round.
Star Wolf: "I'm coming to get you Fox!"
Aribar: "Heh... You think that'll stop you?"
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah. They fire at Aribar.
Aribar: "!!!" *He is hit twice.*
Star Fox: "Some other time perhaps." *Barrel rolls out of the way.*
Metal Man (GM): 20% per hit.
Star Wolf: "Curse you..." *Follows him.*
Aribar casts Minor Healing on himself and then Magic Missile on Metal.
Metal Man is hit. He attacks Aribar with Crystal Containment!
Metal Man (GM): *Freezingness* 4% damage
Aribar: "Curse y---... "
Metal Man then hits him with Ice Slash.
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH* 20% damage. Next round.
Arena Guy: *Random event* *Laser on front "Turret" thing fires.*
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification! Ice Slash!"
Metal Man (GM): 20% more ice damage to Aribar. New round.
Aribar is almost out of MP. 41 left... The elf decides for a change of pace and picks up Moonlight and slashes Metal with it!
Metal Man (GM): It hits.
Aribar: "I may have came in second place the last time I was here, but not today!"
Metal Man: "You cannot beat me now... your magic energy is low, while mine is infinite!" *He uses Crystal Purification and attacks with another Ice Slash.*
Editor's Note: Uh, good point. Why does he get infinite magic energy and Aribar doesn't?
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage.
Aribar is at 84%... Metal's at. . . .?
Pigma: "Come back here you crazy hare!"
Peppy: "I don't think so!"
Metal Man dodges all three shots at him... man he's fast.
Arena Guy: *Both of them fight elsewhere.*
Aribar: "Grrr... ...Have a taste of your own medicine! Ice Elemental Blast!" (60% Ice) *He then attempts to Jolt Metal! 15% Electric.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Oops. Rerolling that second one. Miss.
Metal Man: "It's time to end this. Crystal Container!"
Metal Man (GM): *Freeze, 4% ice.*
Metal Man: "Ice Slash!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Can't really counter that while frozen.
Aribar: *Is safe...*
Arena Guy: *Random event* *Slippy gets thrown out of the "Hangar" area and falls to his doom* (well, you guys don't use that part of the place anymore... so why not?)
Metal Man (GM): Next round... Aribar misses his turn.
Metal Man finishes with two Ice Slashes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit, 20% ice per hit.
Metal Man has won!
Lakitu: "Game Set!"
Metal Man: "...Amazing... I only won because of turn order..."
Editor's Note: Uh.... no. You won due to being invincible.
Lakitu: "This game's winner is...METAL MAN!"
Aribar comes back from the revival platform and goes to shake Metal's hand. "Good match..."
Azure: *continues to read on in this huge book now looking up information on the* "X-ZONE."
Metal Man has gained 800 EXP! Locos has gained back his 15,000 coins!
Metal Man (GM): Oh, wait...
Charles Magellean dances and does a little jig.
Metal Man walks out of the arena. "Well, my spells have given me an edge which will help me in many battles to come."
VG has calmed down... well, "enough", to visit G&W again.
Digifanatic is still in his room, looking over stuff.
VG needs to apologize at least.
Aribar: "Well... I'm going to go to my room now... That match wore me out!"
Metal Man (GM): Azure: The X-zone is seen as an evil realm in which chaos rules. It holds the most notorious evil people in existence.
Spyke is still wandering the halls, shaking his head as he realizes the true impact of the recent price increases.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... my items are fine for now... can't buy any badges..."
Charles Magellean whistles the theme of money.
Digifanatic checks his room phone for any messages. "Hmm... nobody called."
Spyke: "He is going to need some serious relief... I wonder..."
Metal Man walks into the shop, wearing his blue outfit and balancing on the shiny axe.
VG: "G&W, sorry about blowing up at you earlier... Oak managed to talk some sense into me. Anyway, I'm curious if you have some of those Zora Breathers available."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Of course I do."
Azure: "Interesting." *As he flips the pages he sees those odd little creatures he reads more in depth on them.* * What are pokemon? * *He asks to himself.*
VG throws 10K coins up on the desk SMB2 style.
Mr. Game and Watch: "10,000 coins."
VG super-jumps up to get the Zora Breather.
Metal Man (GM): Pokemon: Creatures who are captured into small storage devices. They have various fighting powers and are used as weapons by people.
Charles Magellean walks into the G & W shop. He continues "we're in the money"
Azure: "How cruel....."
Digifanatic decides to walk outside after his rest.
Charles Magellean: "Hello, G & W."
Azure: *Begins to read on the special landmarks of this world.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hello, L & D."
Digifanatic: "Hello, people. wherever you all are."
Charles Magellean: "Ya know... if I had to pay regular price... I'd be able to buy 4 Zora Breathers."
Metal Man (GM): Special Landmarks: Eisnaught, the huge city utopia of Nintopia, filled with technology. Formerly Toad Town. Hylia Lake: A commonly visited water source of hyrule. Quester HQ: You're standing inside it. The Stadium: Where the Smashers battle.
Azure: *then moves into more mythical landmarks ones as he read intrigue him that may hold more information on relics as well.* "This book is very insightful. Thank you for picking it out for me simber."
Charles Magellean yawns. "Almost half a grand... and I don't even know what to spend it on."
Metal Man (GM): Mythical Landmarks: Valhalla Fortress, home of a powerful army which has unknown motives. Temple of Time: Central point where Ganondorf and Matek are sealed, also holds the Master Sword.
Azure: "Temple of time?" *He begins to read up on that area almost in its entirety. The temple itself,Ganondorf, Matek, and the master sword.*
Metal Man (GM): Temple of Time: A powerful area which houses the master sword, which seals evil. Ganondorf and Matek were both resealed there by the Questers. They are under two seals apiece.
Azure: *Reads further in depth on Gannondorf and Matek.* "Why would these two need to be sealed hmmm?"
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf: Evil magician who used the Triforce to make Hyrule an evil place. Matek: A maniac who knew the secret of the Triforce, and became nearly immortal.
Azure: "Triforce? One mystery after another....." *He looks through the book until he finds something on that as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Triforce: Mystical object of triangles which grants power, wisdom, or courage, depending upon the user. It is linked to the fate of Hyrule. If possessed by evil, then evil rules. And vice versa.
Azure: "Triforce of wisdom an interesting item to say the least." *He He closes the book for now hoping to return it* "Simber? Could you put this back please?"
Spyke continues to wander the halls before stopping in front of Azure's door. "I wonder..." He knocks on the door.
Metal Man (GM): The book goes back to where it belongs.
Spyke: "Azure, are you in there?"
Azure: "Simber? Is there anything I could take with me on my travels that would allow me hold information?" .oO(This library so much to read about. I can see I will be here often.)
SIMBER: "The Smash Dex can refer anything from here onto the field."
Spyke shrugs after a minute and walks off, heading to his own room.
Azure: "So with this 'Smash Dex' one would be able to access this entire area of information from anywhere?"
Azure smirks thinking of being able to read from almost anywhere "Is there any way to attain a Smash Dex?"
SIMBER: "You already have one."
Azure: "I do...?" *He searches his body.* "When they slip this on ...me..."
SIMBER: "You get one for free..."
Wolfman (GM): Azure: think advanced pokedex, and you get the basic idea.
Azure: .oO(I wish I had known that.) "Thank you simber. You have been of great help." *He gets out of the chair and puts it back in place and begins to wander again* "Hmm they spoke of refunds... that must mean there is a shop." *he looks at the strange item* "Smash Dex? Find shops in Questers HQ please?"
Wolfman (GM): Azure: you suddenly see "Arrows" kind of pointing the way to the shop... it's in the main floor.
Spyke sits in a parabolic metal chair, tossing his gun onto his work desk. He takes out his Smash Dex and looks it over... "Never really used this thing..." He presses what he assumes to be the on button.
Azure: *Follows the arrows until he ends up at the main floor and looks around.*
Spyke: "Um... Dex, what can one do for fun around here? Besides shop."
Smash Dex: "You can fight other people."
Spyke: "Hrm... Any places for recreation, other than an arena?"
Smash Dex: "Museum, library, pool, garden... labs... offices... other people's rooms..."
Spyke: "Hrm... Who's labs? And for what?"
Smash Dex: "Professor Oak, The Stadium labs... for what is up to you."
Spyke: "Professor Oak... I heard someone mention him once... But never spoke to him myself... I think I will go pay him a visit..." *He leaves his weapon and badges in his room as he goes to look for Oak's lab*
Wolfman: *Spyke: arrows help you find him... lab is in basement 1. elevator, stairs, trap door, fire pole... many ways to get down; don't care how you get there.*
Spyke takes the stairs, always enjoying exercise when possible.
Metal Man (GM): Oak is there, working on some inventions.
Professor Oak: "Hello."
Spyke: "Hello, Professor. I have heard your name in passing once or twice, but never bothered to find out more about you. What do you do?"
Digifanatic: *Meanwhile, from around R&R, Digi hears a the phone from his room is ringing. * "Wonder who's calling me..." *He walks over to his room and picks up the phone.*
Professor Oak: "I'm the leader of R&D. I invent new items."
Digifanatic: "Ah, hello? Oh, hey there... you all got my letter? Cool! Fortunate to be resting right now, man... so what's all going on over there?"
Spyke: "Items, huh? Maybe you could explain why all the prices skyrocketed recently?"
VG: "One word. Gruntilda." *He has appeared by Spyke.*
Professor Oak: "Err... that's part of it VG. The other part is--"
VG: *Childish like behavior, doesn't want to hear it.*
Professor Oak: "--is the basic law of supply and demand."
Digifanatic: "Oh, not much... alright. We're all okay over here. Friends are all fine, I'm okay, I guess."
Wolfman (GM): VG is very... childish as you can guess... he doesn't like all that's happened either.
Digifanatic: "Am I missing anything big over on the other end? No? Alright, well it was good talking to you all, tell everyone I said hi, alright? Alright." *He hangs up.* *He walks back out and turns on the television.* "Dah, no good shows."
Wolfman (GM): Digi: depends on your taste. main shows right now: Cooking with Tayce T. World's Funniest Tornadoes STRANDED! (survival series)
Digifanatic: "Hmm... that World's Funniest Tornadoes sounds barbaric... but that sounds interesting."
Wolfman (GM): Blech News.
Digifanatic keeps it on. "How can a tornado be funny though? That's what I'd like to know..."
Tornado: *Flings something towards someone... it hurts.*
Guy: "Ow! My groin!"
Metal Man walks through, carrying the remodeled 'Starboard 2'. It's sleek, all blue, and has a pixelated Starman on the top and bottom. "Tornado... that's not as good as the eight track attack!"
Digifanatic: "Heh... eight track attack. Where do you get such ideas, Metal?"
Spyke: "Ummm... I see, kinda..."
Professor Oak: "What's not to understand? It's mostly the fact that Grunty has nearly monopolized the entire item industry!"
Azure: "Finishes up his business here buying items here and there." *He turns to the smash dez again looking for an information on an information figure. He finds a man named professor oak and follows arrows around until he ends up there.*
VG: *Mumbles* "I wish that was the full reason..."
Spyke: "Nope, I see it now. Just needed a sec to let it sink in..." *He looks at VG * "Hey... How did you know that, anyway?"
VG: "Well, who else is a regular at G&W's shop? ...that, and Oak told me the rest." *Glares at Oak* "Even if I don't like all of the rest..."
Professor Oak: *Ignores VG* "The issue that VG is referring to... well, sure we can make a lot of items easily, but some items are slower to make than others."
Spyke: "Oh... Yeah, makes sense... I think this hits you the hardest, huh?"
Azure he sees others here. "Hello."
Professor Oak: "The Red Essences and Power Charges, for instance, take longer than you think. Same with *Lists every other item VG and co have abused* "
VG: *Childish 'la-las'*
Spyke: "Heh... Fun..."
Wolfman (GM: Azure: you are witnessing a rather interesting conversation...
Digifanatic has seen enough of the tornado biz. He gives the remote to Metal, says, "It's all yours for now," and heads towards his room to rest for a while.
Wolfman (GM): One that has a calm scientist, an inquisitive porcupine, and a childish mushroom that's also a utility guy.
Professor Oak: "In any event... There is going to be a mission soon to try to stop Grunty for good... or at least, get some of the prices back down. Not all of them will be back to what they used to be--"
VG: "HHMPH!" *Leaves.*
Professor Oak: "--...but there might be some items back to what they used to cost."
Spyke: "... Ummm... Yeah... I can see this hurting VG in a couple ways..."
Azure: *Holds up the pic in the smash dex and the man before him.*
Spyke: "So, what do we know about Grunty's um... Palace? Castle? Keep? Whatever her place is..."
Azure: "This must be Professor Oak. Hello Spyke... hello VG."
VG: *Doesn't really notice you.*
Professor Oak: "Oh; hello. You must be Azure, right?"
Azure nods "Yes. Hello."
Professor Oak: "What brings you down here today?"
Azure "I'm just getting familiar with the place. In using this interesting item" *He holds up the smash dex.* "I found this place."
Professor Oak: "I see you are finally learning to use your Smash Dex there. Just don't be too reliant on it; you have to use your own brain at times."
Azure: "I'll take that into consideration. I only found out just today after reading an encyclopedia that I discovered I had one."
Professor Oak: "Hmm... seems like Wolfman is skimping out in Quester Introduction 101 again... I'll have to have a word with him."
Azure: "Being able to access information to read from anywhere. The items of this world range from amazing to weird. My abilities at slight item creation could never compare to whoever helped make them. Who did make all the stuff that's in these shops anyway?"
Professor Oak: "Most of the items... well, even for a professor, they escape me how they were made in the first place. I mean... do you know how Super Leaves or Red Essences or X Accuracies were made?"
Metal Man appears, down from a fire escape pole. "Well, it was from the homeworlds of each smasher."
Editor's Note: Note to self: New horrible way for Illian to appear is via fire escape... pole??? WTF
Azure: "I'm just learning of there existence. But finding that out would be an interesting excursion."
Professor Oak: "What I mean, Metal... I know each item is from the homeworld of a Smasher, but that doesn't answer Azure's question. The only item that I recall being made locally is Locos's Ice Block."
Metal Man: "Ah, yes. I'm not sure either."
Professor Oak: "Who made the first Super Leaf? I'm sure they were around before Mario stumbled into the Mushroom Kingdom."
Metal Man: "It will have to remain a mystery. We can't explain everything."
Azure: "Seems there's a lot of history to this world that is unknown. I'll enjoy researching such questions."
Professor Oak: "Well good luck trying to find answers to those questions Azure, and be sure to let us know what you find."
Azure: "Even if I don't find an answer. I enjoy gaining as much knowledge as possible. I'm sure as I travel I'll learn something about anything."
Professor Oak: "I better go check on my Instant Sandwich Maker right now... if I have to eat and I'm away from here, I'd like to be able to eat at any time you know. Good luck on your journey Azure. Metal, another day." *He departs to his lab.*
Azure: *Waves goodbye. He looks to Metal.* "So what do they do around here for fun?"
Metal Man: "Fight, mostly. The entire place here is set up to maintain and protect a battle stadium."
Azure: "So who is there to fight?"
Metal Man: "The smashers... a collection of 30 or so battlers who fight to show their might, earn money, or earn applause from the fans."
Azure: "Any of them here now?"
Metal Man: "They're all here... but they're tough. Even tougher than I; and I have become strong enough to defeat Aribar again... It was a close match, though."
Azure: "I have not actually been able to test everyone power. But I know I way under there power."
Metal Man: "Ah, yes." *He could possibly take on Yurie.*
Azure: "I wonder if there is anyone around my level" *Hmmm. He he ponders to himself for a moment* "Probably no on."
Metal Man: "Probably."
Azure: "Well I have to look around some more. There's so much to see in this place. I'm use to a constant state of war. I find this all calming to say the least."
Charles Magellean goes to the arena.
Azure "Maybe I'll go watch a match or two." *He looks at the smash dex.* "Find Arena please?"
Metal Man (GM): A buncha arrows point to the arena.
Azure: "Cya around," *He waves good bye to metalman.*
Metal Man waves and disappears off to wherever else he must have business.
Azure: *He follows the arrows until he eventually ends up in the arena looking around.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a large stadium area.
Azure: "So this is the arena huh? Nice place... smash stadium I think its called."
Metal Man (GM): It's mostly deserted... besides a few screens showing the stats on 'Aribar vs. Metal'
Azure walks through it. "Aribar and Metal did they have a match or something?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows that they were almost entirely equal, but that Metal won at the last minute with a freezing attack.
Editor's Note: Uh, no. Not by a long shot. Stop trying to hide how cheap "Metal" was.
Charles Magellean: "I'm a call out for an opponent!"
Azure: "An opponent?"
Charles Magellean: "Aye, I'm looking for a challenge."
Azure gulps "Aren't you like... super strong... or something..."
Charles Magellean: "Mm-hmm."
Metal Man walks over, joining them in the stands. "It's hard getting used to the ability to breathe for myself. The armor still has a taint on me that no magic can release."
Charles Magellean sees an abuse.
Azure: "So you want to... fight... me...?"
Charles Magellean looks to Azure. "...Is that a challenge I hear?"
Azure looks around and sighs "Well there's nothing else to do. Why not?"
Charles Magellean: "Set the items, the setting, lives, and handicap then."
Azure: "Give me a second. This is all very new to me..."
Charles Magellean leans to the wall and dozes off.
VG comes down to the arena where Azure, Locos, and co are. "Having trouble with some things?" *He has calmed down a little bit since the Oak encounter.*
Azure: "Umm yeah trying to figure out this item, setting, and handicap thing."
VG: "Well, here is the drill. Lives: You can choose anywhere from 1-5 lives."
Spyke awakens out of his 'trance' and looks around. He leaves the room, realizing that the others left a while ago. He heads for his own room to work on something.
VG: "Items: Either turn them off or on. If turned on, you can specify how frequent they appear. Stage: Where do you actually want to fight? You could let the randomizer take care of that. Handicap: Do you want to challenge yourself, or give yourself a level playing field? Special Rules: The sort of wild card here. Almost anything is possible, from coin matches to strictly health matches to giant matches, etc. The normal rules are as follows. You fight on the arenas, mostly on a 'plane' of existence. Some arenas have more than one plane. The idea is to weaken your opponent, and then launch a good solid attack to knock them off the arena. If you can't get back onto the arena, you are out and you lose a life. Not all matches have to use lives, though... they can use a time limit if you so prefer, but it does get a little buggy at times."
Azure: "Ok I see. So does three lives, Normal item frequency, and for the the level... hmmmm."
Charles Magellean: "He means max health before you reach a threshold."
VG: "Not always Locos."
Azure: "Ok since you're far stronger than me Locos how about a 20% handicap?"
Charles Magellean: "Higher."
Azure: *he says in intimidation...*
Charles Magellean: "That's not up to me to decide. VG, you think that's enough?"
VG: "You two are the ones fighting; I'm just the one that's going to man the controls."
Charles Magellean: "40% Handicap for you. We'll each have the lives of which you choose."
VG: "Oh yeah... one more thing. MAKE SURE you guys actually move around in the arena. I don't care if you guys are on the smallest arena of the Stadium; if you don't move around, I'm going to call the match off."
Azure: "3 Lives how does that sound?"
Metal Man (GM): *Behind VG, a fastmotion picture of the Aribar/Metal fight shows them both getting up close and repeatedly attacking eachother, with the crowd booing wildly.*
Charles Magellean: "Far enough."
Metal Man (GM): It looks kinda ridiculous how they stand there constantly trading attacks, occasionally grabbing items and dodging attacks.
Azure: "The badge limit?"
VG: "...I forgot about that. Sometimes the fighters don't like using badges. That's something you two have to agree upon."
Charles Magellean: "How many badges are you using."
Metal Man: (Video) "Ice Slash!IceSlash! ICE SLASH! IceIceIceIce..."
Aribar: (Video) "ZapZapZapZapZapZapZapElementalBlastZapZapZap!"
VG: "Anything that makes you quirky, though, usually goes."
Azure: "Because of the rules. I can only use up to 4 due to the badge point system. But I'm using three. Mega rush doesn't seem fair for something like this."
Metal Man: "Oh, Locos. Aren't you proud of me for defeating Aribar with Ice?"
Charles Magellean: "I am content. Now then... what are the odds for this match?"
Azure: "The odds?"
VG: "Locos, do you HAVE to bet?"
SIMBER: "Azure: 1 in 10. Locos: 1 in 2."
Metal Man then leaps onto his Star Board and starts zipping around in the air. "Yeee hawww!!!!"
Charles Magellean: "Those are some good odds."
Azure: "No kidding..." *Sweatdrop*
Charles Magellean: "Let's see... I will bet 20,000 coins on myself and 5,000 on Azure." *He hands the varying sack of moneys to VG.* "Handle these to the betting practices."
VG catches them. He tosses them down the gambler's chute.
Azure: "I'll... bet...4000 on Locos and 1000 on myself." *Throws most of his money to VG.*
VG catches them. He tosses them down the gambler's chute.
SIMBER: "We have a lot of money riding on this match!"
VG: "I never knew you were so enthusiastic about this SIMBER."
Azure: .oO(If by some offbreed chance I win... I'll be so happy... and yet I'll be so broke...)
Metal Man flies over, and takes out some money. "Eh, why not. I bet a thousand coins on Locos." He tosses them in.
Azure: "With all that settled. Where are we fighting? Should we let the randomizer choose?"
Charles Magellean: "Now then... either way, I win."
VG: "...okay, I'm curious; SIMBER, is there a rule that says that myself or Wolfman can't bet?"
Charles Magellean chuckles a conglomerate laugh.
Editor's Note: What the heck is a conglomerate laugh???
VG: "Let's see..." *Glitzville Pit Icicle Mountain Princess Peach's Castle* "Choose one."
Charles Magellean: "Icicle mountain is one where you have to be quick on your feet. Let's choose that one."
VG can't believe he's doing this... he puts 10K on Locos and 2.5K on Azure...
Azure: "Ok then Icicle mountain it is."
Charles Magellean: "Oh how I love gambling." *He enters the arena.*
VG: "What about items?"
Charles Magellean: "Set on very low."
Azure: "Let's set them on normal."
VG: "...Low it is. Anyway Azure, look at the big screen. Locos, your choice. Items will usually fall in one of these five areas of the arena, depending on the current focus; any of the four corners, or the center. This place changes pretty greatly; you don't want to stay on the current fighting level for long. Otherwise, you could be... well, 'scrolled off', so to speak."
Azure: "I see......"
VG: "You will both start at the center, on relatively level ground."
Azure: "How many turns before it begins to scroll?"
VG: "Since you are new at this, I'll make it so that it changes scroll every other 'turn' as you call it. Someone left it on every turn last time we did this, and that wasn't a fun match."
Azure: "So every 2 turns it will scroll. Understood."
Charles Magellean: "Come on, laddy. I'm itching to have some fun."
VG: "Any more questions?"
Charles Magellean: "Of course not."
VG: *Presses the warp button.*
Wolfman (GM): Okay, do whatever fancy intro you want to do now.
Charles Magellean comes on from a small meteor. It gains acceleration as it heads toward the battlefield. The meteor crashes and he jumps from it before it does so.
Azure warps in coming out of a backflip. He slips his hands into his nexus gauntlets and yells as they sparkle with fire and lightning. He lets out a loud battle cry as he prepares for battle.
Wolfman (GM): Azure, Locos: you are on the center part of the mountain. there are two platforms below you, with somewhat of a split down the middle. there are some platforms above you as well, but those are ice-coated... since it's slippery, a -2 accuracy penalty will apply. various fans actually find themselves transported here... gotta love instant-match tickets.
Lakitu: "Fighters, ready?"
Azure: *Gets in a martial arts position.*
Charles Magellean gives the "Bring-it-on" hand taunt.
Lakitu: "3... 2... 1... GO!."
Wolfman (GM): Locos: center, right. Azure: Center, left hop to it! crowd rating for both: 10
Charles Magellean: "Let's see how your reflexes are." *He attempts to jump up to the next ledge.*
Wolfman (GM): You are now on the ice-ridden ledge.
Charles Magellean goes to move around a small bit to confuse Azure. He then attempts to jump from there and give a high elevated strike!
Wolfman (GM): ...for high elevation, you hit low expectations. you made Azure's first attack relatively easy; you landed in front of him!
Charles Magellean: "Oh crap."
Azure "You have got to be joking... that's your opening move..." *He doesn't even need to sidestep all in one motion he puts all his energy into his legs and then bursts off at Locos with a powerful... "BOZEN SMASH! "
Charles Magellean is hardly hit by that. Azure whizzes by Locos's head.
Wolfman (GM): Azure: you are about... center center; Locos has center left now items first, then scroll.
Metal Man (GM): Okay... No items.
Azure just barely misses and passes by skidding to the center he spins around now facing Locos ready for his attack.
Metal Man (GM): Fast upwards! The two lower platforms are scrolled off the screen. Anyone affected must do a SPD check!
Charles Magellean: "!"
Wolfman (GM): Azure, you too.
Metal Man (GM): Locos leaps up. He's now on the bottom platform of the new set of three, as is Azure. You may begin the attacking again.
Charles Magellean phews.
Wolfman (GM): Bottom platform: the ice one middle one: think... broken bridges on left and right top one: big hexagonal elevator type platform.
Charles Magellean switches to his Last Request for his first action. He then attempts to climb further up to the broken bridge that is over him.
Wolfman (GM): Locos: you are on the left broken bridge. Azure: that was not an attack towards you; read carefully.
Azure: *Attempts to reach the right broken bridge from his position by a powerful jump attempt.*
Wolfman (GM): Well, you aren't going to fall to your doom... but want to try a comeback move or something?
Azure: *quickly turns around with his palms glowing red. He puts them together and aims downward DRAGON FANG!* *An explosive burst of flame erupts from his palms as the attack travels downward hopefully sending him toward the right broken bridge*
Wolfman (GM): That's more like it. Top platform, hex one, is more centered than the rest. New round!
Azure: .oO(Good that goves me some time to attack Locos from here.) *He looks downward at his feet for ice.*
Wolfman (GM): bottom is ice, middle are two broken bridges, top is the hex-avator.
Charles Magellean takes out his Machine Gun. As he is firing 8 bullets at Azure, the image of Phantom appears over his head.
Azure: *6 hit *(unless ties don't go to defender? then 7)
Charles Magellean: *6% per hit.*
Wolfman (GM): 6 hits for 36%...you get knocked "Almost" *off-screen, but not off-arena it won't take any actions to adjust yourself if that is what you are concerned about you only got moved a few... say, 4-5 feet? no; you were always on the broken bridge you have to jump to the hex you are basically eye level with Locos.*
Azure's arms quickly glow red as he releases another explosive dragon fang. He jumps in the air as trying to get on the hex platform and attack Locos all at once. The fire flies through the air toward Locos *(can this be done? Using a knockback to attack and go higher?)
Wolfman (GM): that's kind of pushing I think Metal decides though Locos kind of knows what he's talking about; STR check to hex platform, and that's it after roll fixing... still doesn't work; you are a little short. DC 10 means natural roll of 10 if I recall right want to use another comeback move? you can also land on the ice platform with no problem your choice Azure, you are safe on the hexavator. New round.
Azure: .oO(Fans... can't be liking this to much... gotta give them more action...)
Charles Magellean: "What we need is some spice..."
Wolfman (GM): Crowd likability is hovering between 9-10 right now they at least have the patience for this type of arena.
Metal Man (GM): No items. Fast downwards movement! Anybody on the top two structures must do a SPD check!
Wolfman (GM): Azure, you are in more trouble than Locos is! Azure becomes a shooting star.
Charles Magellean will jump up so he can go down!
Wolfman (GM): ...you barely got your feet off of the ground. ...point being, you ALSO join the north pole.
Charles Magellean: "Booooiiiyoooiiyoooiinnnyiiinnnnnoooiiii..." *Ding!*
Wolfman (GM): ...or is it north star? ...anyway... the arena will equalize once as you both get situated... well, back on the starting floor. again: top ice, middle starting standard, lower two platforms with split in middle did any items appear during their reappearance?
Azure: *Floats down on again on center left on the starting floor.* *This time slipping his hand into his gauntlets doing a double punch and a backflip as fire and lighting swril around for a nice looking re-entry. He slips his hands out waiting for Locos again.*
Wolfman (GM): alright... current round; items and scroll? both have appeared and are no longer invincible.
Metal Man (GM): No items
Charles Magellean: "Mm-hmm."
Metal Man (GM): Fast scrolling upwards! SPD checks! (Not as hard as before, though...) The arena must want to kill you...
Charles Magellean: "Not again!"
Azure: "LOCOS THIS IS MADNESS!" *He goes for another upward jump.*
VG: "...whoever made these core controls for Icicle Mountain needs to be fired or something... this Arena is acting too much on its own power!"
Wolfman (GM): I know Azure is safe... unsure of Locos.
Arena Guy: "Mwahahahahaha! Die, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: If not luckied, Locos is killed again.
Arena Guy: "Let's see... I must do this again! And again! And again! Hahahahahahaha!"
Azure: "Who is the madman... behind those controls...."
Charles Magellean: "*BOOM* Aaaaaahhhh! God dammit!"
Azure: "Holy..." .oO(With that last shift... Locos... lost another life. I MIGHT WIN! WAIT NOOO MY MONEY!)
Lakitu: "And Locos quickly gets scrolled out for his second life! Will he fight back to take out Azure? Or will this match be stopped entirely due to its chaoticness?"
Charles Magellean reappears in on the platform and is now thoroughly pissed.
Wolfman (GM): Locos... you will end up falling on the ice floor.
Azure gulps. .oO(No one would be mad if I won... would they... I mean it's just a friendly match... even if money is involved right...)
Wolfman (GM): new round; Azure can't really attack much this round due to one round invincibility rule.
Arena Guy: "Hmmm... maybe I should try some items this time..."
VG: "What the? Who is doing that?" *He tries to find the culprit... someone must have sabotaged this match...*
Azure: "I don't like that look on his face...."
Metal Man (GM): You see... Kuja... at the controls...
Charles Magellean: "I... hate this ...controls."
Kuja Tribal: "These matches are boring. I need to make them more exciting."
VG: "...nothing wrong with that idea, but aren't you aware that the Arena is doing more of the damage than the fighters are? The crowd isn't exactly liking that from what I've witnessed." *He is trying to be civil here... he doesn't fully know him.*
Kuja Tribal: "It isn't my fault your controls are so sensitive. I press a little bit on the up button and it flies at mach 3."
Charles Magellean: "Okay, let's finish this."
VG: "If you know of a better mechanic, I'll call him up right away if that will help."
Kuja Tribal: "Now then... continue the battle!"
Charles Magellean takes out his auto miniguns.
Kuja Tribal: "I shall try to do something else than kill people with the arena..."
Azure: "Not the machine gun again......"
Charles Magellean then fires 6 shots at Azure. *16% per hit.*
Wolfman (GM): You are both on the bottom platform... let me do damage calc 112% right there; Blaze, you aren't in health danger, but you ARE in arena danger! if you don't comeback up, you'll fall below the ice platform and lose a life! Crit Azure didn't die yet... look; if you want to agree on 96, go ahead but Azure has to comeback up if he wants to survive that ice platform doesn't extend fully left-to-right you know middle platform is the broken bridge where there is no middle you went back UP to where you were earlier you are on the bottom same with Locos.
Azure's palms glow red and are engulfed in fire again as another explosive bursts fires as he attempts to knock him self close to center but not middle. "DRAGON FANG!"
Wolfman (GM): Well, that works... but Azure now has (going with agreed upon) 96% damage NOW new round.
Editor's Note: Even with Kuja screwing with these matches, this is both boring as paint drying and horrible to try to clean up, so pardon me if I stop really trying to clean up their ugly disjointed badly spelled confusingly formatted statements for the rest of this battle.
Metal Man (GM): Well, Kuja sticks to his word; the arena doesn't move.
Wolfman (GM): no scroll at least...
Metal Man (GM): I'm going with items now.
Wolfman (GM): ...give them the item.
Metal Man (GM): One sec...
Wolfman (GM): 4 spots here: hexavator, left broken bridge, right broken bridge, ice platform the item in question will be revealed first.
Metal Man (GM): Maximum Tomato, and a Starman!
Wolfman (GM): tomato on right broken bridge starman bouncing... left... slowly starman on hexavator okay, GO both of you are on the bottom platform; ice platform due to good aiming Azure, you are right by Locos, near center.
Azure: *rushes Locos with another bozen smash *(-2 acc. right?)
Wolfman (GM): do you have one more lucky? Locos... please say that hits you this match will be very unfair without it...
Charles Magellean takes off his Met Hat.
Wolfman (GM): ...don't make me use GM powers that I don't legally have here! ...I'll owe you later Locos.
Metal Man (GM): Erm... that reminds me.
Metal Man (GM): The Met Hat is now a temporary item. So next time you use it... it disappears in 3 rounds.
Wolfman (GM): SMASH *Locos gets knocked up and left... he lands on the left broken bridge part, but yes... stun. Locos, pray a 1 or 5 doesn't come up otherwise... well, that's it.*
Metal Man (GM): Time to see what goes on with the levels, eh? A 1! D'oh!
Kuja Tribal: "Hahahahaha! Die Questers!"
Wolfman (GM): Locos, you got stunned on the middle platform.
Metal Man (GM): It starts scrolling quickly upwards.
Wolfman (GM): it's now scrolling upwards FAST, meaning lower two go bye bye ...and Azure, regardless, will have one spare life. ...strange match. "..." *Ignores Kuja.*
Lakitu: "Game set! This game's winner is...AZURE!"
Wolfman (GM): special awards coming now...
Kuja Tribal: "Hahahahaha! Die Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): XD
Azure seems less happy than he thought he would be .oO(I didn't win by skill... that was luck... and don't think I didn't see you throw off that hat. MY MONEY... THERE MONEY! Hope no one kills me...)
Wolfman (GM): due to the crazy way that match was, I'm going with Melee awards/extra money here call it from the treasury or something Azure: your awards are as follows as I think them up.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja disappears before anybody can stop or question him. The person who was SUPPOSED to be controlling the arena wakes up.
Azure smirks "That was interesting to say the least....."
Wolfman (GM): Darkhorse: +1500 coins.
Arena Guy: "Woah... I got hit by a brick there... the match is over? @_@."
VG: "...yep. Next time, watch yourself!"
Wolfman (GM): Minute Man: +600 coins. Locos: your awards: Marksman: +500 coins Honorable: +2000 coins Stuck Feet: -1000 coins again, Metal will decide more if he wants ...why not? Locos and Azure: Madman at the Wheel: +1337 coins NOW we have to figure out the whole betting scheme again...
Metal Man (GM): I lost 1000 coins.
Azure: *Will have a lot of angry people... unless Kuja bet on the underdog.* .oO(Hope they all have the spirit of gambling like Locos...)
Charles Magellean leaves the arena.
Wolfman (GM): Azure was 10 to 1...
Charles Magellean: *Whistling "We're in the Money"*
Wolfman (GM): Locos, you know odds better than I do 10K on you vs 2.5K Azure 2.5 became 25, so did I get a net gain of 15K? He takes a look at the general betting schemes...
VG: "Hmm... about 60% of the people wanted to see the new Quester and put faith in him! Azure, this match might not have been your greatest introduction, but I think you'll be fine."
Charles Magellean now has 73,969 coins.
VG hurries to G&W after the crowd clears .oO(Good thing Azure won; perhaps now I can get enough Essences to stop Grunty.)
Azure: .oO(Wait so its based on the odds... against... So if Locos won...) *smirks* So that's why he was whistling that strange tune.
Charles Magellean goes down to G & W's.
Azure: *Follows. He arrives at mr g & w shop.*
Charles Magellean: "I'm like... the richest Quester this side of the Stadium." *He flashes his large sack.*
Azure: "I actually have some ...money... What the heck am I gonna buy..."
Charles Magellean: "I would love to buy 7 of your most expensive items... but I gotta go visit Oak." *He goes to visit oak.*
Professor Oak: "...Hello again."
Spyke remains in his room, tinkering with... something.
Azure greets mr g & w "Hello." ^^
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hello."
Charles Magellean: "Right."
Metal Man can be seen flying around. "Curses! I guess I suck at betting..."
Charles Magellean: "So then... how long until we use ...el X-thingy against Zio?"
Azure: "Do you have any umm what do they call these things. Pink... no blue... umm yeah red! Do you have any red essences in stock?"
VG goes to G&W and gets in line behind Azure.
Metal Man: "...!!! there's my name..." *He flies up to a tall light pole and takes a piece of paper off of it.*
Professor Oak: "Soon... it's not completed yet."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes, Azure."
Charles Magellean frowns. "If it's because of earlier..." *He whispers...* "...I'm a double-agent for us."
Professor Oak: "It's still not completed. Metal himself could ask me."
Azure: "Ok can I buy that along with." *Begins to give a list of other items. Event Activation. Quirk Resourceful.* ^^
Wolfman (GM): Azure: get all you want, multiply by .80 that will be your total.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): How many Red Essences are you buying?
Charles Magellean gets out ...a weird ring device. "What is this?"
Professor Oak: "I don't know. Do you?"
Charles Magellean: "This weird diamond thing... it looks like one of yours."
Azure: "I'm just buying 1 along with some other stuff."
Professor Oak: "Does it have a name?"
Metal Man (GM): A little counter above GW clicks from 10 to 9.
Azure: "Hey VG while I get all this you go ahead and make your order." *Steps aside still looking around.*
Charles Magellean gets out his log... "...Ring... repeating."
VG: "Hello again G&W."
Metal Man (GM): Azure gets what he orders.
VG SMB2 tosses the list to G&W...
Metal Man (GM): How many red essences on it?
VG: *3 Red Essences, 8 Ice Blocks, 2 X Accuracies, 3 Debarrier Cubes, 2 Molecular Pills, 2 Super Sneakers.*
Metal Man (GM): The counter goes down to 6.
VG notes a counter...
Mr. Game and Watch: "Alright... supplies of red essence are holding. After you attack Grunty, it should go back up again."
Charles Magellean: "Ring of ...repeating?"
VG: "...Don't tell me that Oak's talk about duplicating items and stuff actually was TRUE!" *He SMB2 tosses 27100 coins in a bag to G&W, then Super Jumps to get his items.*
Professor Oak: "I'm not sure, Locos..."
Charles Magellean: "...You still don't trust me, do you?"
Professor Oak: "I don't know what that is, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "...Hmm..." *He wonders if he... fires it outside the window.*
VG gets his items, lands, and faces... Wolfman... somewhat angry...
Wolfman: "...please say you did not just gamble on that match."
VG: "I did Wolfman; is there anything wrong with that?"
Wolfman: "I thought I told you that you shouldn't gamble... I'm going to get you!" *Somewhat smiles... mischievous or playful, unsure.*
VG hi-tails it out anyway; Wolfman chases.
Metal Man flies in on the star board, and announces his name. "I am Illian MacGregor!"
Editor's Note: Ah, I had been worrying he wouldn't mention his name, making all these jokes about who he was pointless.
Charles Magellean gives it to Professor Oak.
Spyke exits his room, cautiously looking both ways before shutting his door, sack of coins in hand, as he heads for the G&W store.
Metal Man: "...Sorry. It's just that I've been a nameless hunk of metal for too long."
Charles Magellean: "I think something like this would be better worth giving you than wasting on the window."
Wolfman (GM): Spyke: you pass VG being chased by Wolfman for some strange reason.
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: You enter to hear '...Illian Macgregor!' announced at high volume.
Wolfman (GM): ...that too.
Spyke: "... I won't ask..." *Enters in time to hear that * "Huh? Who?"
Metal Man: "That's me."
Spyke: "Oh... Wow..." *He tilts his head * "Umm... I'll take your word for it?"
Metal Man: "Yeah... well, I've been without a durn name forever. Metal this. Metal that. Metal everything. My personality hidden behind my own armor."
Spyke looks to see who is in line.
Metal Man: "Now everybody will know!" *Thrusts his fist out, knocking a conveniently placed vase over.*
Metal Man (GM): Nobody is in line.
Metal Man: "...Oops. Cleanup in aisle 5!"
Mr. Game and Watch: *Facepalms.*
Spyke: "Perfect... Now I just need to check the prices before I..." *He facepalms*
Charles Magellean: "Professor, to make up for earlier, could it be possible to test out some of your prototypes?"
Spyke: "Hey, Gee 'n Double You, can I clean that up for you and get some coins out of it?"
Professor Oak: "Possibly..."
Charles Magellean: "It was a displacement crisis. Common in half-breeds."
Mr. Game and Watch: "I'm short on money. Why don't I give you some bad items?"
Professor Oak: "Strange."
Spyke: "Bad items?" *He quirks a brow, also looking around for a broom and dustpan*
Charles Magellean: "Good ol' manly helped with that problem, and I got a laugh outta another episode of Gibby and the buttons."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Well, items are expensive..."
Professor Oak: "Well... the prototypes aren't very exciting."
Charles Magellean: "I've been through boredom sessions. nothing could be more boring than that. Not even a Jigglypuff could match its power!"
Spyke: "So... You have a broom or something I can use to clean it up? Or do I need to defeat the shards of the vase in combat because it turns out it was possessed?"
Editor's Note: Hey, stop accurately guessing what the next SSQ session is gonna be like. :p
Mr. Game and Watch: "Discover the enchanted trash can!"
Wolfman (GM): The Enchanted Trash Can, a cousin of the Man-eating Couch, suddenly comes by and trashes the shards automatically.
Professor Oak: "Well... let's see... You could drink a new soft drink I'm trying to sell."
Spyke: "Woah? Seriously? Cool!" *He goes and grabs the trashcan and starts cleaning up the shards of the vase, being careful to not get cut.*
Charles Magellean: "Show and the Locos shall chug."
Metal Man (GM): Oak pulls out an orange soda can. What Wolfman said happens.
Charles Magellean whiffers the orange soda.
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Omega chug' You can read the disclaimer if you want.
Spyke: "This place just gets weirder and weirder... So... You sell badges here, too? Or just items?" *At Gee 'n Double You*
Charles Magellean observes the soda. He uses his free hand to send some of the smell to his nose and whiff it. After smelling a small part of it, he reads the disclaimer.
Metal Man (GM): It smells kind of metallic and orangy...
Azure: *After Azure finally finishes up he meets everyone with prof. oak.*
Disclaimer: 'May cause drowsiness. Causes random effects, including skin hardening, blindness, electric conductivity, catching on fire, and melting into a puddle.'
G&W: "Yep; I generally keep those in the display case over there." *Points behind left shoulder.*
Spyke nods and thinks up his list...
Charles Magellean: "...A little dangerous, but I can try." *He takes a few drinks.*
Metal Man (GM): You try it...
Spyke: "I don't think I need another REPC Combo... Too powerful... Hrm... Okay, Gee 'n Double You, I am feeling... lucky today..." *He hands over 800 coins (Due to Resourceful)* "I'm going for a random item... If that is okay with you..."
Metal Man (GM): The following happens: You become gloppier, and now take 2 more damage per hit. You catch on fire and take 20 damage. You become two times over weak to electricity... You become blind... You take 1 less damage per hit... And you fall asleep, until you bonk your head on the wall.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Okay..."
Charles Magellean: "Zzzzzz..."
Wolfman (GM): Hope you like Maple Syrup.
Azure: "That was confusing..."
Spyke: "Yeah... Darn it, I am a fool... One more go... Before I buy the badges I want to get." *He hands over another 800* "And once more for today..." *He hands over yet another 800. He has a crazed gambler's look in his eyes.*
Wolfman (GM): Insanity Pill.
Spyke: "Okay... now for the badges I want..." (Does Resourceful apply to badges?) "I want the following, please: Double Dip, Refund, Pay-Off, Dodge Master, Power Rush..." (6400 coins with Resourceful)