Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 162: The True Plot Begins
Date: 7:15:56 PM, March 10th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): The ceiling gun hovers over you and fires. 20% damage if it hits.
Aribar is burninated.
Metal Man (GM): Your turn again, Aribar.
Doopliss: "Ha ha ha!"
Azure: "There's gotta be a way to break this barrier...."
Aribar: "...Let us try this again. Freedom!" *Magic Teleport...*
Metal Man (GM): You teleport to Azure's side.... The field there dissipates... and the ceiling gun moves onto Doopliss's field! It fires at Aribar again!
Doopliss: "I can cheat too."
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage if that hits. Order: Aribar, Azure, Doopliss.
Azure: "Whoa... If I recall... his name is Doopliss... what did he do again..."
Doopliss: *Laughs, and morphs into Mario* "I do this, silly kid."
Aribar fires a test spell at Doopliss... An Electric Elemental Blast. 70% Electric.
Metal Man (GM): It hits the force field and is dissipated.
Doopliss: "You are-a doomed, Aribar!"
Azure: "He can transform... into other plumbers?"
Doopliss: "Prepare to-a taste my doom."
Aribar: "I grow weary of these games... Azure, he's a weakling who cannot stand on his own two legs."
Doopliss: "I'm-a Mario, number zero-a! He's-a imposter-a Aribar!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You may do your second action.
Aribar attempts another Magic Teleport to Doopliss's field.
Metal Man (GM): You bounce off like a ping-pong ball.
Doopliss: "Silly-a Aribar. Life is-a for villains!"
Azyre: *So basically we need to get into that force field.....*
Metal Man (GM): The laser cannon remains on that force field, but is not protected by it.
Doopliss: "It's a-me! Annoying-a Mustache!"
Aribar: "...Why would you want to mimic someone you hate?"
Azure puts his palms together and then pulls them back as he collects his chi energy as it forms into flames he aims it forward and fires an explosive double dragon fang that explodes on impact with anything in its path.
Doopliss: "To-a annoy the other-a person I hate-a!"
Azure: *They fly toward the laser*
Metal Man (GM): Roll dem. Miss and miss. The laser cannon quickly avoids, then fires a ray at Aribar again. 20% damage from that hit.
Doopliss: "Ha-ha! I-a am the winner!"
Aribar: "That DOES it!" *He downs a Maple Syrup and casts Terrorbolt on the Cannon. 120% Electric.*
Metal Man (GM): The cannon flashes wildly once.
Doopliss: "Ow-a! That tickled-a! Don't make me become-a Doctor-a Mario!"
Azure: "Well if that's not gonna work." *He lifts into the air and then zooms toward the laser with leaving an air trail as he arches he smashes his hands around an area of it IMPACT BOUNDER!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! It flashes wildly.
Azure: "Grabbed +5 to next attack which is now..." *Floats away for some ground then zooms at it again with a powerful bozen smash as he arches his shoulder a air spiral surrounding him as he as he goes for impact.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Barely.
Azure: *Zooms past the laser stopping dead for a moment.*
Doopliss: "You-a are losing-a! Eat-a this, Aribar-a!"
Aribar downs a Maple Syrup and shoots a Jolt at the cannon. 15% Electric.
Metal Man (GM): It flashes yet again... but is not stunned.
Azure: "Let's try this again..." *He floats overhead in the air and goes to grab another part of the laser an air trail swirls from his arms as he tries to impound the cursed thing IMPACT BOUNDER!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It flashes yet again... and is smoking.
Doopliss: "Bah. You can't defeat-a me!"
Azure he backs away again and rushes it swirling in a spiral of air as he goes heads for impact "BOZEN SMASH!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit it again. It isn't stunned, but still hit. It flashes again. he fires at Aribar yet again.
Azure: "Aribar you doing OK?"
Aribar: "...No." *He casts Minor Healing then raises the Wand of Wonder up into the air to cast Star Storm on the cannon.*
Metal Man (GM): It's hit yet again, flashing.
Doopliss: "...Stupid-a machine!"
Azure: .oO(I think I can help heal him later... but for now we have to break this thing...) *Equips his Nexus gauntlets. He flies toward the robot and goes for a straight forward double punch with his fists as he floats next to it.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss and miss.
Doopliss: "Heh." *He morphs back to his normal self He fires at Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): If that hits, 20% more damage to Aribar.
Aribar takes a chance... He fires two Star Storms at the cannon and hopes it 'dies'.
Metal Man (GM): Indeed... it explodes ...The field stays up, flickering.
Doopliss: "Well, see you later!"
Metal Man (GM): 200 EXP to Azure and Aribar. Doopliss flees, and a few minutes later, the console and the field both die down. Wolfman catches up to you... his foot got stuck earlier.
Azure: "That guy was pretty odd." *He floats down out of the air and looks to Aribar.*
Aribar downs five Maple Syrups and casts Minor Healing on himself five times.
Azure: "You didn't have to waste those..."
Aribar: "...Well, too late now. Sides, I'm fine now."
Metal Man (GM): You're on level 5, and defeated room 1. Room 2 is dead ahead.
Azure: "Oh well..." *He holds up his hand which looks like it was charge with electrical energy it slowly fades as he reattaches his gauntlets to his side and rests them there.*
VG: "That food was too good..." *He did get extra sleep from the cafe room.*
Wolfman had to look over him... *Both of us stand behind the others.*
Metal Man (GM): The next room is a conference room.
Azure: *Heads into the next room.*
Metal Man (GM): It's empty, with nothing but a coffee mug full of stale coffee left.
Aribar: *Walks forward to the next room.*
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture of a huge ship flying ..And has stuff written on a chalk board. 'Launch the Gruntilda II'.
Wolfman: "...Gruntilda II? There is only ONE Gruntilda I thought."
Metal Man (GM): 'Fly off, escaping with all things of value Lure Questers into deathtrap full of their enemies. Plant large hoard of treasure on top of tower.'
VG: "You must not have gotten much sleep... it sounds more like a flying ship than Grunty's granddaughter... not that I want to meet her anyway."
Azure: "Wait what's that second part say!"
Aribar: "... Treasure, eh? ...Traps... Treasure... Hrm... I'm almost tempted to say we plant Garrick's bomb and leave."
VG: "We can go for treasure another time..."
Charles Magellean: "Can we just get a move on? I am not one of conferences."
VG: "I want this place gone."
Wolfman still wonders if something is afoot in this room...
Metal Man (GM): The various smashers march in.
Azure: "Well... how many of those objectives did they really complete I think we would see a ship leave right?"
Waluigi: "Should we smash this room?"
Wolfman: "...what are you guys doing here?"
Metal Sonic: "Locos hired us to help."
VG: .oO(...how is Waluigi a smasher?)
Azure: "There smashing everything........."
Charles Magellean turns around, angry. "Your orders... were to wait for Crazy Hand's signal!"
Aribar opens his dex to see what the objectives for this mission were again.
VG: "Perhaps he gave a signal without letting you know?"
Metal Man (GM): Objectives: 1. Destroy Tower 2. Destroy secret weapon atop Tower
Charles Magellean: "This is none of your business, VG."
Metal Man (GM): 3. Destroy all of Grunty's company 4. Plant Phazon bomb That's all of the objectives.
Aribar: "Looks like we have to get to the top..."
Metal Sonic: "He gave a signal, indeed... he said a Quester named Lynk told him it was time for the signal."
Aribar starts towards the next room.
Metal Man (GM): The next room is the exercise room... another empty room... there's lots of these. The door ahead is open.
Charles Magellean clenches his fist, pulls out his Onyx Sword, then slashes the conference table.
Wolfman and VG just go ahead... they take a quick look at the exercise room for anything to destroy.
Aribar starts towards the NEXT door...
Charles Magellean: "..."
Charles Magellean: "...Plant the bomb and let's leave."
Metal Man (GM): The next door... for room 4... you open it, and appear through the door you entered the exercise room with. You're now back in the exercise room.
Metal Sonic: "Wolfman has the bomb."
Wolfman: "...I do?" *He double-checks his inventory... he doesn't recall having a bomb... unless...?*
Charles Magellean: "Since Garrick is not here, you will plant the bomb."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: you pull out a 'Phazon Bomb'.
Wolfman pulls out... what the heck...?
Metal Man (GM): Press one button, and a timer starts.
Wolfman: "...is one of those new Dex's capabilities to send items from one dex to another? Because I'm sure I never had this."
Smash Dex: "Negative. Garrick secretly slipped it in your inventory."
Charles Magellean calls on his dex like a cell-phone.
Wolfman: "...just tell me where to place it."
VG: "I'm almost tempted to say that anywhere is good."
Aribar: "I guess this floor and room is it."
Wolfman turns to Locos for confirmation.
Charles Magellean: "Emperor Grodus. Due to sabotage, the plan is down the drain. Commence the attack now." *He closes his dex.*
Charles Magellean nods. "Place it."
Aribar looks at Locos. "Grodus? ... Who's that."
Wolfman places it in the "center"-most part of the room.
Metal Man (GM): You place it ...It wavers and disappears.
Wolfman: "I want a majority vote and an escape plan before I push the button... wha?" *He doesn't see it anymore...?*
Metal Man (GM): The tower rocks.
Charles Magellean: "It means we leave... now."
Metal Man (GM): ...Gerald Robotnik fades in.
Gerald Robotnik: "Not so fast."
Azure: "I'll agree with with that..."
Charles Magellean anger raises.
Aribar: "...Why can't anything be easy?"
Metal Man (GM): Another person fades in... blocking the other exit.
Kuja Tribal: "There is no escape."
VG: .oO(I will not answer... I will not answer...)
Azure "Whoa... that's ummmm..." *He thinks back to his readings.* "Gerald Robot something..."
Metal Man (GM): ...And right in the middle of the room...
Doopliss: *Drops down* "You're surrounded."
VG: "...Kuja? Crazy question, but wouldn't you want Grunty's monopoly kind of... well, GONE?!?"
Azure: "And that's... Kuja... Tribal... umm don't care about the other one..."
Gerald Robotnik: "She paid us a great amount of money to destroy you."
Charles Magellean: "Are you sure Zio couldn't be here!?"
VG has nothing... too personal with Kuja, but is still a little scared of him.
Kuja Tribal: "We also got this tower."
Doopliss: "Zio is not here... "
Wolfman: "Wait... you are also trying to destroy this tower?"
Gerald Robotnik: "This tower is now property of all three of us."
Azure: "Money will truly corrupt as those with it fall into corruption." *He sighs.* "This Grunty person... she must truly be a desperate woman."
Wolfman: "Are you at least going to put out fair products that don't undermine everyone else?"
Kuja Tribal: "Of course not."
Charles Magellean: *SNAP.*
Wolfman does NOT want to hear VG complain about the Red Essences again... too late.
Kuja Tribal: "However, we ask that you leave our premises now."
Doopliss: *Turns to Locos. Looks a bit afraid* "What's wrong with him?"
VG: *Anger flares.*
Gerald Robotnik: "His mind has broken."
Azure: "Fine... with me point me to a door."
VG: "You guys listen here right now!"
Azure: "That's odd... there's an odd aura coming from somewhere..."
Kuja Tribal: "Grunty's goods have been discontinued."
Azure: *Turns to Locos.*
VG: "I'm frankly TIRED of having this witch take out more of our money!"
Doopliss: "She is penniless."
Aribar just stands silent... He is unsure what to make of this.
Azure: "Come on guys calm down..."
Doopliss: "She gave it all... just to run from you."
VG: "While I'd normally be glad that you have helped to stop her, I will NOT allow you to keep the prices high!"
Kuja Tribal: "I don't want money. This place will be converted."
Azure: "VG ...Locos control your anger....."
VG: "I want those prices reduced now!!!"
Wolfman: .oO(I'm not stopping him)
Gerald Robotnik: "Please understand. We do not want money."
Charles Magellean throws down his dex and and begins to stomp on it and jumping on it up and down.
VG: "Converted HOW?"
Azure "Not in it for money." *He smirks.* "Then can I ask you what you're in it for Mr. Kuja?"
VG is NOT in a reasonable mood.
Kuja Tribal: "World Domination."
Charles Magellean: "IN QUIT."
Doopliss: "Why don't you join us, Mr. Charles?"
Aribar looks to Locos, to the three villains, and just blinks...
Charles Magellean: "I AM NOT JOINING ANYTHING ANYMORE."
VG: "Oh sure... take over the world so that you can take all of our money ANYWAY!"
Charles Magellean: "I AM SICK OF BEING HERE... AND BEING A QUESTER."
Metal Man (GM): Lynk walks in through another door.
Lynk: "Join me or--- *Mmmph*."
Azure: *Sweatdrop (reaction to Locos)* "Is taking over the world fun? Seems like far too much work...."
VG: "I've recently been given a new life, and I've been working my tail off to make a living!"
Metal Man (GM): He bounces off of Kuja and lands on the floor.
Charles Magellean begins to cackle. and takes out his pseudo-cube bazooka.
VG: "And here you guys are, trying to take over the factory... and the world... and eventually all of our money?!? Frankly, I'm just FREAKING SICK OF IT!"
Charles Magellean aims at one of the windows... and fires at it.
Wolfman backs off.
Kuja Tribal: "I'm letting your friends destroy the factory."
Azure: .oO(These guys have gone off the deep end...)
Kuja Tribal: "It will not be a factory anymore."
Metal Man (GM): The window explodes.
Azure: "Wolf, you still sane?"
Wolfman: "...I'm just watching."
VG: "...well what do you plan on making it, or Mr. World Dominator?!?"
Charles Magellean: "YOU TELL EVERYONE HERE THAT I'M NOT PART OF THIS INSANE WORLD ANYMORE." *He takes out his remodeled Rocket-chair mach 3.*
Azure: "Whos... he talking to......."
Kuja Tribal: "Ta~~" *He waves pleasantly at Locos.*
Editor's Note: 10,000 Mockery Damage! CRITICAL!
Charles Magellean: "..."
VG wants justice done... somehow...
Wolfman isn't stopping Locos from leaving.
Azure: "I wanted to talk more with this Kuja fellow but he seems a bit odd. So... can we leave now."
Aribar: "Just wondering... If I tried stupidly to kill one of you three now I'd be brought down in mere seconds, huh?"
Charles Magellean sits down in the chair, begins to out the door, then turns to face the all the people.
Kuja Tribal: "Well, it'll be my tower of destruction."
Doopliss: "Yes, Aribar."
VG: "Tell me this Mr. Tribal. Why do you so badly want to destroy the world and all of our items, money... and LIVES?!?"
Charles Magellean fires his auto-miniguns at everyone... about 2 bullets per person.
VG doesn't get hit.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja, Doopliss and Gerald sigh as the bullets bounce off of them like rubber.
Azure gets nailed.
Charles Magellean: "Now I hope that you all rot in hell as you people mindlessly do crap over and over and do nothing about it."
Azure: "Does he have an anger problem or something...."
Wolfman wonders what is causing Locos to go insane... he knows why VG is. "...at times."
Kuja Tribal: "All the more pie of the world for me, Charles."
Aribar: "That does it... Electric Elemental Blast!" *Fires to blasts at Locos... 70% Electric each.*
Charles Magellean gives off the double whammie to all of them, then flies away.
Doopliss: "Well... that's a first."
Aribar: "I hate that traitor..."
VG waits for Kuja to answer him.
Kuja Tribal: *Idly picks up the smash dex* "It's nothing personal. Now could you get off of our tower?"
Azure: "Do we really have a choice..." *He looks to Wolf.*
Aribar: "...There is a slight problem with that."
VG: "Not until prices are back to what they were."
Aribar: "We want to blow it up... And destroy the weapon on top of the tower."
VG: "...and we get our supply of raw materials back."
Kuja Tribal: "Done."
Metal Man (GM): A large explosion can be heard atop the tower. All the rooms but this one spontaneously explode.
Azure: .oO(So was that... bomb stopped or is it still... going...)
Metal Man (GM): The tower is now nothing but a basic metal object.
Azure: *....................................* "Who the hell are you... really....."
VG waits for Kuja to acknowledge his request... he obviously took care of Aribar's.
Kuja Tribal: "I am Kuja Tribal!"
Aribar: "...Umm... One more thing... Could you open a warp to the stadium?"
Kuja Tribal: "Now then. You want raw materials? Warps? You've got it."
Charles Magellean goes to Nova's place in the wasteland.
Kuja Tribal: *Opens a warp, a bunch of boxes full of raw materials fly into the warp.*
Azure: "I know that... but where did you get all that power from... I'm intrigued that's all....."
VG: "...Okay, I'm almost convinced here... ...but why are you trying to help us if you want world domination at the same time?"
Kuja Tribal: "I just want to---"
Wolfman: *To Azure* "I think now is a good time to NOT ask these questions right now."
Lynk: "Questers! We must stop them! Locos fled because you have abandoned the true path! DIEEEEE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is blasted back by a Geno beam.
VG turns to Lynk... who is he?
Aribar: "Lynk, he can incinerate us with just a thought... Hey! That's my rival you're killing!"
Metal Man (GM): The back door explodes open, the smashers running in.
Lynk: "Kill them, Smashers!"
Kuja Tribal: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja sits there while Doopliss is attacked by an angry mob.
Azure: "Yeah... I think this is the time we exit right..." *He looks to everyone.*
Doopliss: "Ow! Ech! Stop that! The pain!"
Metal Man (GM): They start attacking Gerald too, who fights them all.
Wolfman: "Smashers, I order you to STOP!"
Metal Man (GM): What do you do while the enemies are bothered by the mob of smashers and Lynk?
Lynk: "It's not too late to destroy the tower!"
Aribar: "The tower IS destroyed!"
Metal Man (GM): Lynk tackles Kuja, who drops the Phazon bomb.
Aribar: "!!!" *He dives to catch the bomb.*
Metal Man (GM): You grab it.
VG tries to stay out of this... it's gotten too ugly.
Aribar: "YOU SPOONY FOOL!"
Lynk: "He merely reduced it down to framework!"
Wolfman: "Smashers, did you hear me?!? STOP this instant!"
Lynk: "Attach the bomb to the third room of the sixth floor!"
Aribar walks over to the nearest pole and kicks it. "It's useless!"
Metal Man (GM): The smashers are a bit confused... they're beginning to respond. Kuja knocks Lynk away, only to be hit in the face by Metal Sonic.
Azure: *Looks to the opposing door on across the room.*
Lynk: "He's -OOF!- trying to trick you!"
Aribar: "...Smashers, in that warp home!"
Lynk: "Destroy the tower before he uses it against you! You can do it... you tricked him into bribing you!"
Azure: "Well I have to agree with the crazy room. Let's go!"
VG: "Look here... the original goal was taken care of."
Wolfman: "Azure, hold."
VG: "Grunty is gone. We will be getting our regular supply of materials now."
Kuja Tribal: "That fool is inconveniencing us all." *He gets up, slowly moving towards Lynk... but being beaten back by the mob... he seems to either be toying with Lynk or hinting at something.*
Lynk: "Take the bomb from Aribar! Run!"
VG: "So why don't you just leave?"
Azure: "I coulda sworn... the last objective was... blow up the tower... whatever you say...."
Kuja Tribal: "I'm trying to see what other hare-brained schemes he has."
Wolfman: "Azure, there are times when completing all of them is not the most recommended."
Lynk: "Take the bomb! He's going to use the tower as a weapon of mass destruction!"
Aribar starts towards the portal home, but doesn't enter it. "He BLEW UP the tower basically!"
VG: "He might be doing that... but he did us a favor."
Azure: "He seems like he has tons of power already....."
VG: "I'm almost tempted to say leave him be. My personal reason for being here has been satisfied... and I have nothing against Kuja. I just got angry at the heat of the moment."
Lynk: "Stop him! He blew it up to trick you!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja has almost reached Lynk.
VG: "I'm not going to stop him."
Lynk: "He killed Star Steel the same way! You got the Trances... they were nothing but stuff that made him stronger!"
Azure: "I sense great power from him already. I can't stop him even if I tried..."
VG: "I have no clue who you are... but you just need to calm down."
Azure: "You used trance you idiot..."
Wolfman doesn't recall VG being much of a diplomat...
Aribar wonders if he should just drop the Phazon Bomb off the tower.
Metal Man (GM): SPD check first, as Lynk charges at you.
Lynk: "I'll do it myself!!!!"
VG attempts to intervene... he's still talking to Lynk (permission?)
Metal Man (GM): He grabs the bomb... and starts running... VG: SPD check. He shoves you away like some psycho footballer.
VG gets somersaulted backwards... that hurt! "Hey, I wasn't done talking to you!"
Metal Man (GM): He dodges an explosion sent by Kuja... the smashers are dazed a bit, and Gerald, Kuja, and Doopliss run after him.
Kuja Tribal: "Blasted fool! I shouldn't have let him live!"
Wolfman: "Lynk, get back here!"
Gerald Robotnik: "Come back here! This tower belongs to us!"
Wolfman attempts to chase after Lynk... who is being chased by the others.....
Azure: "I guess we should depart. With that guy holding that weapon no telling when its gonna go off."
Smash Dexes: "Explosion in 15 minutes... the bomb as been activated."
Wolfman: .oO(I can't believe what I'm doing...) "SLAG IT!"
Smash Dex: "...Bomb is being prematurely triggered. All Questers, evacuate the area!"
Aribar dashes into that warp.
Azure: "Well he said it..." *Floats up flying into the warp taking on last look at the building.*
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Lynk tossing the bomb into a large pile of boxes and fleeing... he's using his dex.
Lynk: "You'll thank me for this!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP Cinema.*
VG: "..." *He is still in there you know (as is Wolf) "...Perhaps we'll meet again Kuja." *He goes into the warp; Wolf follows...
Metal Man (GM): Kuja, Gerald, and Doopliss arrive at the place with the bomb. VG and Wolf run into the room. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps2/Seymour%27s_Theme.mid
Wolfman: *Both of us end up following Kuja* (we think)
Metal Man (GM): Lynk is standing there... with the bomb shoved in a bunch of crates.
Lynk: "Wolfman! VG! I have saved you from a horrible death weapon!"
Kuja Tribal: "Destroy him."
Gerald Robotnik: "Easy enough."
Lynk: "...Step back! I have the fighter remote!"
Metal Man (GM): Lynk pulls out the Fighter remote.
Doopliss: "...How'd you get that?"
Lynk: "I swapped the real one for a plastic one before I died..."
Wolfman: .oO(Probably due to something stupid on my part...)
Lynk: "It's all come down to this!"
Kuja Tribal: "You cannot defeat me. No one can."
Wolfman: .oO(How did he get it away from Mewtwo and myself anyway?)
Lynk: "I do not need to!"
VG: "...what type of deal do you want here...? You wouldn't have mentioned this remote without something up your sleeve."
Lynk: "If any of you move, this explodes, along with all three of you. Oh, and Wolfman and VG by extension... Bahahahahahahaha!"
Wolfman: "Thanks for not forgetting us." *Sarcasm.*
Kuja Tribal: "...Wolfman, talk some sense into this lunatic."
Kuja Tribal: "He referred to you several times while stalking us and destroying our stuff."
Wolfman gives his beam saber to VG temporarily.
VG stores it.
Wolfman: "Lynk, I think we need to talk."
Lynk: "This is your chance to stop Kuja! Even my evil side cannot let him win!"
Wolfman: "Why would I want to do that?"
Lynk: "Kuja... he's controlling you... controlling everyone!"
Wolfman: "I don't feel like anyone has hacked into my programming."
Lynk: "Only Zio, I, and Ivan Robotnik remain free!"
Wolfman: "However, I think you have some issues... Perhaps you'd want to see the Doctor? I'm sure there are more than three individuals."
Lynk: "...Why must you force me to do this?"
Wolfman: "I'm not forcing you to do anything."
Metal Man (GM): Lynk pulls out a detonator.
Wolfman: "Either you are choosing to do this, or someone else is making you."
Lynk: "Warn the Questers... Kuja is after you!"
Metal Man (GM): Lynk presses the button.
Wolfman: "...Kuja just helped us here. NO!"
Metal Man (GM): *COLOSSAL EXPLOSION.*
VG: *Ducks into his hat.*
Metal Man (GM): The entire group is teleported outside of the tower... Just in time to see it suddenly explode. Locos would see it as well. Kuja... now bitterly angry for the first time for a long while... punches a tree down.
Kuja Tribal: "That... maniac... stopped us!"
Wolfman: .oO(He is different...)
Charles Magellean: "Wonderful. At least something was done."
Kuja Tribal: "Just like the Que---I mean Quester Hunters and Lumis!" *Coughs.*
Wolfman: "He's definitely not the same Lynk as I remember him..."
Gerald Robotnik: "It does not matter... we can rebuild..."
Kuja Tribal: "Here is your warp home."
Metal Man (GM): Another warp appears for Wolfman and VG to go home with.
Wolfman: "...I almost don't feel like I deserve to go back right away."
Kuja Tribal: "We have to think up more plans now... this lunatic... is more difficult than I thought."
Doopliss: "Those moves hurt!"
VG: "...wait a second... Kuja, are you on our side or not? I just want that straightened out."
Kuja Tribal: "Of course, I help you, you help me, everything is good. I would never harm such faithful allies."
VG: "But the world domination thing... forget it." *He is just too confused.*
Kuja Tribal: "You should go and think it out while buying the cheaper items."
VG: "...good idea."
Wolfman: "One of these days Kuja, Doopliss, Gerald... I hope we can all figure each other out, and just get along."
Gerald Robotnik: "It should be soon... only Zio remains."
Wolfman: "Until next time, then."
Doopliss: "See you."
Wolfman and VG go to the warp... they get one last look at them before entering.
Metal Man (GM): You see two smiles and Kuja's emotionless stare. *Meanwhile, on Locos's place, with Nova...* Locos: You're walking around, when... suddenly, Lynk appears.
Lynk: "Locos! I did it! I destroyed the tower! You... you do not even need to join me... what you did shows me you have the integrity to help free the world."
Charles Magellean ignores him. He's had it with the lunacy and incompetence of this world; antagonist and Quester alike.
Lynk: "...If you could just listen to me... I'm sure we could work this out... even I am disgusted by Kuja!"
Charles Magellean: "Unnhh... without the link to SSQ, finding Nova is like finding the hay in a manure pile."
Metal Man (GM): Lynk pulls out his own, ancient dex.
Lynk: "They never bothered to deactivate it..."
Metal Man (GM): Lynk presses a button.
Lynk: "...Northwest... 500 steps. What's Nova?"
Charles Magellean takes out his mach 3 and drives to the base.
Metal Man (GM): Lynk follows you, seeing as he doesn't trust anyone else.
Lynk: "You don't have to trust me. But we need some way to convince the Questers that Kuja is evil!"
Charles Magellean stops with a screech. ". . . ."
Metal Man (GM): Lynk seems desperate.
Charles Magellean: "I am no longer involved in this stupid scrabble between the alleged people of power, the quizzical Questers, their arrogance, and there high-horse attitude."
Lynk: "Then... what are you?"
Charles Magellean: "I am what I was originally."
Lynk: "What's that?"
Charles Magellean: "Charles Magllean; human/lunarian breed of the second moon of earth of dimension fy-55."
Lynk: "Well... then why are you still carrying all those shiny weapons? Unless they're Earthly or Lunarian..."
Charles Magellean: "These are mine, fair and square. I am taking these so no one here will abuse them." *He goes forward. *3 minutes of waltzing forward and listening to lynk plead later**
Charles Magellean: "So you see, my mind has come to the conclusion that I am no longer fit to serve with people who are insane." *He enters the chamber door.*
Lynk: "But... I'm not insane? I mean... I could do things for you? Something?"
Charles Magellean: "Nova... deactivate the guns. It's me."
Nova: "Affirmative... who's the person following you?"
Charles Magellean: "Like I said, I am not going to be involved in this unrealistic war of alphamale smackdown for the planet. You can come with me if you want refuge, advice... and such. A person with a long story. Open the gate to my homeworld. I would like to leave Nintendus."
Nova: "Affirmative. Incoming transmission."
Eggman: "Greetings Locos! What brings you to warping here?"
Charles Magellean: "The wars of Nintendus have escalated to places that I cannot bear anymore. That and people are not good at following orders. Or sticking to plans."
Lynk: "I stuck to your plan! The tower exploded! I'll do anything else you want!"
Charles Magellean: "The plan was... nevermind. Just do as you wish, Lynk. I will not be with the Questers, Smashers, Grunty, X-Nauts, Kuja, Zio, Gerald, Ivan, and the other 15 factions of this world."
Lynk: "You could radio me messages..."
Charles Magellean: "Right. Warp online, Bob?"
Eggman: "Sure! It's always nice to have you over."
Lynk: "What about that Valhalla thingy?"
Charles Magellean: "You can have it if you can get it."
Lynk: "I can? Sweet! I'll glorify your name all over the world!"
Metal Man (GM): Lynk runs off... still crazy.
Charles Magellean: "Use your name."
Lynk: "...Fine." *Disappears.*
Charles Magellean: "I'll... not see you again, Nova." *He enters the warp after disengaging the rocket chair.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Locos warps to his home planet.
Eggman: "Greetings, Charles. Can I get you some coffee?"
Charles Magellean: "No."
Eggman: "Okay then." *Goes back to typing.*
Charles Magellean: "How is Earth doing?"
Eggman: "It morphed into Nintendus."
Metal Man (GM): j/k
Editor's Note: *Bursts into laughter for about 10 minutes at that joke for reasons people reading this will never understand*
Eggman: "...It's a normal looking Earth to me. A futuristic land of technology and magic. Though they have been talking 'bout this new faction of people who are constructing a huge machine to control the planet. It's called Nova. It'll take decades to complete, though..."
Charles Magellean: "Well... I could be mistaken."
Eggman: "We all make mistakes... it's up to you whether or not you think it is a mistake. Lynk there... as I heard in the background... must be repenting for something."
Charles Magellean: "How is your progress on this barren land?"
Eggman: "Slow, but terraforming is succeeding. The monsters like to attack. It's nice and calm out here. Of course, the Earthlings occasionally fight."
Charles Magellean: "Have there been reports of blue dragons, red dragons, dragons that curl their bodies, purple beasts, souls that look like humans that are colored purple and a goldish thine, red giant machines, giant masks, undead dragons, women in blue armor, or floating imps?"
Eggman: "...No. We haven't touched anything that would make those things attack. After all, we're just starting... the caves look ominous."
Charles Magellean: "Then the Crystals of the Moon are still doing their job and are still very powerful. What about the hair dryers, the oversized cells, the grey-bomb creatures, and the puddings of the above ground? Keeping them at bay?"
Eggman: "Yup... they attack a lot, though."
Charles Magellean: "Ya know, I used to hunt those once rare creatures."
Eggman: "Maybe you should hunt them again... and what about your relatives? Should we free them from stasis?"
Charles Magellean: "Unfortunately, their under the Moon Palace. To try to go their would mean having to go through the moon's core. And the moon core is where Zemus and his loyal beasts lurk and are sealed. Puddings may be giving you the most trouble. Them and their extreme resistance to weapons."
Eggman: "Well, I never thought of that, but that might be the problem... Oh yes... I received an email through that warp which might intrigue you. It says that Lumis Dongthar is your evil twin brother from another dimension... sent by that mysterious Kuja person."
Charles Magellean: "Regard that as spam."
Charles Magellean: "Now that I think about it... they don't like ice. I sniff... they're coming."
Eggman: "What should we do?"
Charles Magellean: "Ready some fire extinguisher, a freeze gun, and the biggest piece of magical using technology you can."
Eggman: "Right... large pivoting deathray with minor modification it is." *Snaps his fingers. You can hear pivoting and a large target camera appears on screen* "I've routed the air conditioning into it to give it the right icy effect."
Charles Magellean: "The problem is that they can regenerate much faster than the other kind of puddings on earth. Do what you can."
Eggman: "I have all the extra fire extinguishers with eggrobos ready to attack if they get into range."
Metal Man (GM): The target shows the cannon aiming at a large pack of puddings.
Eggman: "Three... two... one... fire!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* It fires a huge ray, which is 20 feet in radius and long enough to impact the puddings.
Charles Magellean: "Glad I could help. I've had a vendetta against the damn puddings."
Metal Man (GM): The frosty beam freezes a 100 foot area around the blast crater in addition to atomizing stuff like the ground and anything not tough enough to take such a large deathray.
Charles Magellean opens the door to the outside. There's usually one strangler.
Metal Man (GM): There is a single one... it oozes around the large frozen mess that used to be other puddles. The entire base is surrounded by eggrobos with fire extinguishers. *El Battle.*
Charles Magellean: "While you monstrosities aren't smart enough to talk, you're just full of mischief and cruelty. Slash of the night!" *He pulls out his onyx sword and slashes at the dark grey pudding.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles Magellean: *15% dark.*
Metal Man (GM): Half damage.
Charles Magellean ends his turn in a defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): The pudding tries to ram into you. If hit, 40% damage. Your turn. The Eggrobos will assist you on command.
Charles Magellean: "Now I understand... this one was weakened from the blast. Yet my Lunar skills need sharpened." *He gets out his last request.*
Metal Man (GM): It's hit for half damage again... then it attacks you. 40% if that hit... your turn again.
Charles Magellean uses one action to tap deep into his mind to get a brief reminder of a weakened pudding's stats.
Special: Half damage from weapon attacks.
Attack: Lunge d20+15 40% damage
Charles Magellean: "Since it's weakened... it takes more damage than usual... and has less evasion. Robos... fire extinguishers. Fire at will."
Metal Man (GM): Five robos have joined the battle! They open fire on the pudding. The pudding is frozen solid. Locos gained 20 EXP!
Charles Magellean: "Now that I think about it... puddings don't really have a weakness." *He slashes away the frozen statue.*
Metal Man (GM): It slices in two and shatters. Meanwhile, the Questers are warped to HQ... where Mewtwo appears to be looking rather... confused.
VG: "...uh oh."
Wolfman just stands at attention.
VG doesn't have a good feeling this time... he doesn't recall seeing Mewtwo ever being confused...
Mewtwo: "...Hello... I got the strangest news. You were close to failing the mission, and fought in an attempt to fail it... But a lunatic appeared and did the mission for you, claiming he was a 'Real Quester'... ...Is there any way to explain why you aided your enemies in an attempt to save the tower?"
VG: "My reason for entering the mission was more personal than the others. I just wanted the prices down and the materials coming back in. Grunty got kicked out, and I have nothing personal against Kuja."
Wolfman: "...as for me, I was in a similar situation before. I recognized what VG was doing, and offered to help. Basically, they helped us, so it was fair that we help them this once."
Mewtwo: "What makes even less sense is that an evil Quester wielding moves which are impossible to do anymore had enough power to thwart all five of you. The tape shows that he stole... the fighter remote..."
Wolfman: "He said that he somehow did some switcheroo trick."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo pulls out the fighter remote... presses a button on it... it makes a squeaky noise like a dog toy.
VG chuckles at the sound.
Mewtwo: "...So I've been pointing a squeaky toy at new members for two years?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo facepalms and then laughs deliriously.
Wolfman: "...I'm thinking that this switch might have... um, Mewtwo?"
VG: .oO(Since when did HE ever laugh?)
Mewtwo: "This explains EVERYTHING!"
Wolfman: *Both* "...what?"
Mewtwo: "The whole reason... Kuja helps us... the reason this maniac attacked him... the reason nobody uses melee moves anymore! All this time I thought you were just adapting the melee moves to look like your own! ...But... this is a double edged sword... If this is true, then the fighter remote is no longer needed..."
Wolfman and mushroom are definitely confused...
Mewtwo: "But Kuja wants to keep it away from us... And that maniac wants to save the day..."
Wolfman: "...are you suggesting that perhaps... we can actually perform all of the moves with practice, and not with a tool?"
Mewtwo: "More than that! Most of you have made your own, more effective moves! The moves that person was using were at Omega... and you still defeated him. He had powers of a level TWENTY THREE Quester... And then some!"
Wolfman: "...technically, we didn't 'beat' him."
Mewtwo: "But you could have."
Wolfman: "He chose to detonate the tower with explosives. ...some of which I think were stolen from us."
Mewtwo: "The only thing that stopped you was that he fled earlier, and then later he fled again after detonating explosives. If he wasn't such an insane coward, I might just invite him to help us again..."
Wolfman: "...that's kind of the thing."
Mewtwo: "The only thing I wonder... is what about Bowser and Ganondorf?"
Wolfman: "He considers himself a real Quester, Kuja the bad guy... etc."
Mewtwo: "Their moves are no longer possible to distribute..."
Wolfman: "...however, I'm really starting to question whether or not things are as they seem to be."
Mewtwo: "And they don't have to be beaten around in the tournaments if they don't want to."
Wolfman: "Perhaps... we need to redefine what makes Questers... well, Questers."
Mewtwo: "Well, that is the problem... Kuja has constantly only made fringe offenses. And he obviously let this madman win..."
VG: "But he did restore some of our supply lines... right?" *He is hoping that Kuja didn't just pull a magic trick.*
Mewtwo: "He gave us supplies. The problem is that the prices were up... not because of Grunty... But because of demand outpacing supply!"
VG: "... But... the mission... Grunty making all items... the tower..." *He faints.*
Mewtwo: "I have a feeling Kuja conned us again. The whole issue with Grunty was a feint. The madman was the only thing which seems to have put a crack in his mysterious ways... And if he's with Doopliss and Gerald... ...What... is... going... on?"
Wolfman: "Here is my opinion right now. Kuja did us some sort of favor... even if he does benefit more."
Metal Man walks in... he clears his throat.
Wolfman: "And Lynk, the 'Real Quester', tried to take all of us out."
Metal Man: "Hello, Wolfman, Mewtwo. I have heard about Lynk."
Wolfman: "...perhaps we need to--hello Metal."
Metal Man: "...And... I have concluded he was trying to help you. He... was evil. Yes."
VG gets up slowly...
Metal Man: "But... he possesses a good side which... can skew his perception."
Wolfman: "So wait..."
Metal Man: "...So while he had all the appearance of wanting to hurt you, he was actually attacking Kuja..."
Wolfman: "How would you know this?"
Metal Man: "I was a Quester alongside him for a long time... and it is blaringly obvious." *He replays the constant pleas of Lynk, followed by Lynk interfering only when he runs out of options. "No evil person would beg for help like that. He would probably have left you to be tricked. ...That... and..." *He looks down a bit.
VG is taking all of this in slowly...
Metal Man: "I was deceived and almost killed by Kuja before, you know. I'd trust a raving lunatic against a trickster. It's up to you... he saved the mission."
Mewtwo: "...About that... I'm not sure how to pay you. He deserves a good 1/4th of the pay."
Wolfman: "Give him my share."
Mewtwo: "For while the mission objective was obsolete, it had to be done. I'll remember that... I give you the amount of coins you deserve otherwise, VG."
VG: "...Mewtwo, what was the point of that mission then?"
Metal Man (GM): VG gains 1000 coins.
Mewtwo: "To discover... that we have been living in an illusion made by Kuja."
Metal Man (GM): VG gains 3500 more coins.
Mewtwo: "Oh... you may wish to see Lynk's old Quester information."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo brings up a browser which shows the following: http://www.smbhq.com/users/ssb_rpg/Goldenage/Char_Lynk.htm
VG: "...wait; you mean that you knew about this illusion?"
Mewtwo: "Not until it was broken... no. I was the one tricked into using a false fighter remote."
Metal Man: "The madman... he came back, attacked you, then suddenly went even more insane when he saw Kuja. Perhaps he was outside the illusion to begin with and thus saw that he was tricking everyone. Or he could have been controlled by the fighter remote."
Wolfman: "Well... I do think we need to take care of a few things. First... perhaps we should re-learn how the Smashers do their moves. Second... we need to re-figure out our purpose as Questers."
Metal Man: "Perhaps... but we'd need the real fighter remote. Our purpose does seem to have faded."
Wolfman: "Third... Metal, I thought Mewtwo just said that we didn't need it."
Metal Man: "No one wants to attack the Stadium."
Wolfman: "And that practice could do the job."
Metal Man: "He said we didn't need it to do our own and similar moves, but there are still a few moves which cannot be practiced so easily. I should add... very few will probably want them anymore. This is why we have the problem."
Wolfman: "...I'm not saying we have to know how to do EVERY move..."
Metal Man: "The stadium is the safest place on Nintendus. The rest of the world is almost always in peril. We are supposed to protect the safest place on Nintendus."
VG: "So then why don't we just lease ourselves as heroes of other lands or something?"
Metal Man: "But yet, attacks on here ceased almost entirely after a couple skirmishes. We could, yes... but then there is another problem. Are we truly the heroes of this world? I keep on seeing us being named as greedy, gullible, destructive, and blind."
Metal Man: "This attack of Lynk has only confused me more."
Wolfman: "...gullible and blind... well, those two traits fit me."
Metal Man: "Are there others like him who continue to be like the old, but seem insane because they are out of place?"
Wolfman: "Hmm... are the Smashers ever called out anymore to be heroes?"
Metal Man: "We do what they used to do. The main fix, though... is centered around Kuja."
VG: "...you aren't suggesting we have to take him out right away, right?"
Metal Man: "If we dealt with him... perhaps his control would unravel, and we could return the world to how it should be. Not right away... too obvious. We must take apart all others who might interfere first. The experience should be enough for us to take him out without resorting to items of magical power. But... remember... do not trust him again."
Wolfman: "...that might be difficult."
Metal Man: "If you defy him needlessly, he may attack, but being dead with Kuja unable to control anything is better than to be a living slave."
Wolfman: "I've been on both sides of various conflicts..."
Metal Man: "If he cannot control anything, perhaps the way things should be will break through this Good Future facade..."
Editor's Note: Interesting. It wasn't a later invention that the Ivan Robotnik "Good Future" was a lie.
Wolfman: "I don't like attacking unless I have to. ...I think we might have to put up a minor front. Allow 'some' trust talks and stuff, but somehow keep the rest behind the scenes if you want to accomplish this."
Metal Man: "Perhaps. Furthermore... next mission, we seek out Lynk."
VG: "...you mean that psycho? You sure he'd be good for us?"
Metal Man: "A psycho who can protect us from the stronger psycho. That fighter remote, or something, gives him the power to deny Kuja... like we did long ago... We actually beat him back, despite losing many people. That was when he went insane. Alys stopped him... Oh, yes. We will need to build a transformer."
VG: "...so we need the fighter remote... and perhaps the advanced moves it can give... ...won't any other containment item do?"
Metal Man: "We need the fighter remote, the parts for a transformer, Lynk, and we might as well kill Gerald's program to get the emeralds for backup. No. Kuja can break the triforce. He was dead when he came here. The mere use of Trance revived him beyond his original form. And he gets more and more powerful."
Wolfman: "...does that mean that no one else here should attempt to Trance? What about this Overdrive thing?"
Metal Man: "Overdrive... is not susceptible."
VG: "Either way, you still look silly when you do it."
Metal Man: "I don't do it anymore... at least, not in this form. But there is another thing we need. A replacement technique for Trance."
VG: "What would that be?"
Metal Man: "We must get it from the Mr. Saturns in Saturn Valley. At least, that's my idea for where to start looking."
Wolfman: "Okay, I've heard they are magical and all... but are you sure?"
Metal Man: "They might tell us a good place to look. ...Or we might be attacked by barf hordes. You never know."
VG: "Well... I at least want to know where we stand as Questers before I turn in. Wolfman's recent thoughts... and Locos's departure... well, it kind of confuses me."
Mewtwo: "Then it is agreed... we must stop Kuja. He may explain or lose control then, which would prompt us to see what he's doing."
Wolfman: "Stop Kuja, get fighter remote, get Lynk, somehow make time to fix up Nova and rescue Banjo, Kazooie and Mumbo..."
Metal Man: "..."
Mewtwo: "...Oh... yeah..."
Wolfman: "...at this rate, I'll never get to retire."
Mewtwo: "...They were kind of... in the tower... When it exploded..."
Metal Man: "I knew I forgot something!"
Mewtwo: "Good thing they were in that prison... but now, you'll have to brave radiation and a collapsed ruin to get to them!"
Metal Man: "Yeah. They're probably fine. Those cubes are invincible."
Wolfman: "...yep; I'll be replaced or dismantled before I'm retired."
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile... In a glowing green radiation-infested collapsed prison room...*
Mumbo: "Do you think they're ever going to save us?"
Kazooie: "I hope we get to stick THEM in cubes and have them experience nuclear holocaust!"
Banjo: "...They'll be here... any time now..."
Kazooie: "I hope this doesn't turn me green like that time Mumbo used the spell book upside down!"
Mumbo: "...That was not a spell book... that was a box of soap."
Banjo: "...I hope somebody lets us out soon..."
Metal Man (GM): *Fadeout* Does VG want to buy items or anything else important?
VG goes to get a new Zora Breather.
Metal Man (GM): You get yer Zora Breather There's nothing important left for now; I must replan some of my stuff ahead and think of what to do next. So, Sleep it.
Digifanatic is sitting at the couch, holding his now-unusing Lucky Start badge. "I gotta get to G&W or Oak about this thing... it's not been acting properly..." He heads to the Item Shop.
Garrick Fy`aar is currently in the holorooms, just unloading on whatever random targets it's giving him.
Digifanatic: "Excuse me, G&W."
Mr. Game and Watch: "...Yes?"
Digifanatic: *He shows G&W his badge. * "I've been using this badge for quite a while, and as of lately, it hasn't really been quite as acting up to its name... sometimes it has worked, but other times it's just been giving out lame and not very lucky starts at all." "I was just making sure that it's okay to use and that it will not do that sort of thing that could lead to unlucky situations for us in battle. And even if, I'm probably going to sell it as it is."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Well, you know the drill."
Digifanatic: "I guess... I just don't want this badge to ruin our chances rather than to help them." *He gives G&W the badge. * "Might as well call it a final deal, regardless."
Mr. Game and Watch: *Pays Digi 1666 coins.*
Digifanatic: "Well, this gives me an opportunity for something else."
Garrick Fy`aar sighs and shakes his head, then heads back to the warp room and warps away to Nova's place, immediately going to work on one of his various projects...
Spyke sits in his room as he usually does, tinkering with possible badge combinations and the like.
Digifanatic: "I think I'll take a Dodge Master." *He gives G&W back the coins and the other 623 coins to make up the rest.*
Garrick Fy`aar sits at one of the various chairs and pulls some weird little gadget and works on it...
Mr. Game and Watch: *Nods, takes the coins, and gives the badge to Digi.*
Digifanatic: "Thanks." *He takes the badge, puts in on, and heads back to R&R.*
Aribar stops in at the shops...
Spyke continues to tinker with his item combinations for a bit before standing from his chair slowly and heading for the shops, carrying only his coins.
Digifanatic stops, goes back, thinks for a moment, and heads back in for an always-helpful X Acc, pays the 1500, and walks back to R&R. "These always come in handy."
Aribar buys... 18 Maple Syrups... And 6 Green Potions. He then goes back to being broke. He heads to his room.
Garrick Fy`aar grumbles a bit as he pushes that weird gadget away "...hey Nova?"
Digifanatic looks into writing another letter back home, but passes up the interest for now...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...is there any way we can make the lower area bigger?"
Nova: "Which... lower area?"
Digifanatic: "Ahh... life is so good here on Nintopia... I need to bring my friends here sometime..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You know, that room down there with the generator. Could we make it larger? Maybe at a hangar or something for ships?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmmm..." *He walks over to the door down and slides down the ladder, checking out the room for himself...*
Metal Man (GM): The lower room is huge already. But it could be excavated to be made larger.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova! How powerful is your warp system?!"
Nova: "It can move up to a 10 story building's mass around the entire planet."
Garrick Fy`aar yells up to the computer... "...do you have the technology for the blocking of the electromagnetic waves around this area in you?!"
Nova: "I have been able to block the waves from people who enter my realm and which I want to protect. I also have an increased radius of protection around my base."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...tell me, how why do you have that protection? Like, high up?"
Nova: "Oh... it ranges to 50 feet above the top of my buildings."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And the electromagnetism goes to the upper... what... stratosphere?"
Spyke thinks of his list of items to buy on the way to the store.
Nova: "Yes... it goes up very high... up into the magnetosphere."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmm... can you extend your barrier around a large object for a small amount of time? Say... twenty seconds? Just till it gets out of the area?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good... that should do it..." *He slowly walks around the area, thinking to himself... "...if I did this... right from here... to here... with a wingspan from... here... to about... here... then that should be big enough..." *He walks around the area, talking to himself... He climbs back up the ladder "Nova, how far is it from the wall down there to the outside?"
Nova: "100 feet."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that'll be a challenge... cutting down that metal steel wall... then hollowing out the rock... I'd need something advanced... like a laser or something... Nova, could your defense lasers cut through all that? Then warp the debris out?"
Nova: "The problem is that the defense lasers are programmed to minimize damage to the base. You would need to reprogram them... I suggest using the scrap ones which need to be repaired."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ah. Just point me toward them."
Nova: *Opens up a compartment in the wall. A huge pile of defense lasers, all broken or damaged, lands on the floor.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...why didn't you tell me that compartment was there?"
Nova: "Knock yourself out. You won't need all of them, but if you could fix them, I could use more-- You never asked. To tell you of all the compartments would take years..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...open up a few more."
Nova: *Opens up some more.*
Metal Man (GM): The first one is empty... save for some dry sand.
Garrick Fy`aar scans whatever is inside some of them...
Metal Man (GM): The next, a bag labeled 'Corn' flies out. And the third one, a whole lot of tools come out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hey, those will come in handy. ...one more. For the hell of it."
Metal Man (GM): The last one opens, and a bunch of plastic dishware comes out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...one more. For the hell of it. ...remind me to ask you to open more later. I'm curious if you have anything really special in there. Or at least something I can use..." *He starts carting the tools that fell out and all the broken defense lasers over to a empty spot of table. He goes straight to work repairing and reprogramming them for digging use...* "Anything... damn, this nut is stubborn... anything interesting happen that I should know about, Nova?"
Nova: "Locos went back to his home planet, claiming that he quit from doing anything in this realm."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...pfft, not surprising... remind me to go have a talk with him, if we can get a good warp to his realm..."
Nova: "Lynk showed himself to be both bad and good. Kuja remains, ironically, the person who was being attacked."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh." *He works pretty fast. This wasn't really that hard, and it was good practice with laser type weapons. He pushes a few laser to the sides and moves on to the next batch.*
Charles Magellean: "...Bob. Contact Nova."
Garrick Fy`aar finishes up the lasers and makes a few stands for them "How fast will these things cut through that metal, Nova?"
Nova: "It will take about a minute to pierce the metal while attacking with a concentrated beam. Incoming communication."
Metal Man (GM): The screen shows Locos.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, it's you. What do you want?"
Charles Magllean: "I'm coming to Nintendus for one final outgoing with the Questers. After yesterday, I owe you one last adventure together."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Why'd you leave in the first place, Lo... Charles?"
Charles Magllean: "After yesterday's circumstances, I cannot bear to be involved in the rash events of Nintendus."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Of course..."
Charles Magllean: "I know you would not want to understand, so I will be make it short."
Garrick Fy`aar stands up and walks closer to the screen, leaning against the table "Listen to me for a second, Charles. You need to get yourself straight. You have all these high and mighty ideals that you live by. So do I, and I lived by them too. But this isn't your world or my world or anyone's world. It's this weird place that has a LOT of problems. You were chosen to help fix those problems. So was I. If you keep running away, this world is going to be really screwed."
Charles Magllean nods. "Can you set a warp when you are ready?"
Nova: "Ready to activate warp."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Go ahead and do it then, Nova..."
Charles Magllean: "...How about when you're not busy, Garrick? I'll come by then."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Up to you."
Charles Magllean: "Oh by all means, that's up to you. I'm not going to interfere when you're working on something."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs "Nothing that can't wait till later. Come on... Nova, set up the warp."
Charles Magllean only takes his Onyx Sword with him. He detaches the rest of his utility belt, except the cubes, and dusts himself off.
Nova: "Warp online."
Eggman: "Warp online."
Charles Magllean: "Going warp." *He warps then.*
Metal Man (GM): The warp opens for Charles. And sends him into Nova's room with Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "So, what exactly did you have in mind for some sort of adventure?"
Charles Magllean clears his throat. "There's one thing I want you to know, though Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't speak, just waits...
Charles Magllean: "That Golden Warrior may still be at large, and that golden flute Urunty had may still be around. Make sure you can get it, okay?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Golden Warrior?"
Charles Magllean: "Seven Machine Made Fallen Questers combined with PSIM."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right... Nova, see if you can get a read on that... wide level scan..."
Charles Magllean: "The flute controlled what was Zeta. Zeta is that perfected warrior thing."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Will do. Now, you had an 'adventure' in mind?"
Charles Magllean: "Not me. Just whenever the Questers are assigned to the next mission."
Nova: "I cannot detect that machine... it is not appearing on the scan."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, but keep an eye out for anything that might be like it, Nova."
Charles Magllean: "After that, I'm leaving this planet for a good long while."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...right, well, whatever you want."
Charles Magllean: "At least you hear me out. Mr. Hunter would sooner blast an electric attack at me then receive my help."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I try to hear everyone out, Charles." *He sits back down and starts building stands for those lasers to go on...* "You have something to say? I'm listening."
Charles Magllean: "The moment he branded me a traitor the first time, he's never trusted me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, Aribar is as set in his ways as you are. If I was still set in my ways, I would have quit the Questers a long time ago and blow a LOT of buildings up."
Charles Magllean: "Just make sure that elf doesn't attack me and I'll try to put up with some of their behavior."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you do do something, I'll make sure Nova warps you straight out of here."
Charles Magllean: "As much as I would appreciate that idea, I'll make sure to do otherwise."
Garrick Fy`aar finishes up his work on the stands before he sighs and stands up.
Charles Magllean: "Want any help?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nah, nothing really. I'm just going to hollow out the lower area to build a hanger... I'm thinking about building a ship, but I need plans and materials... I have neither... Unless I make it out of junk... or whatever I find here in Nova... You don't happen to have some plans or materials around that base of yours that I can use, do you?"
Charles Magllean: "You'd have to talk with Bob with that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh... Nova, contact Bob..."
Charles Magllean: "There might be some of ...*Shakes his head*."
Eggman: "Yes, what is it now?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hello doctor. I was wondering if you had any ship parts or plans that you wouldn't mind parting with."
Charles Magllean wonders... "Nova... is there any archives of a Tower of Bab-il on Nintendus?"
Eggman: "Well... I need everything I have here... We're constantly under attack!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, alright, no problem. I'll find something... maybe they have some stuff in the hanger in the stadium... well, thanks anyway."
Charles Magllean: "Any of the subterranean enemies, Bob?"
Metal Man (GM): You get an incoming transmission... From Valhalla Fortress.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that's weird. Thanks, Bob. Nova out."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's Lynk. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps2/Seymour%27s_Theme.mid
Garrick Fy`aar slides over in a chair to a console and brings up the transmission "...what in the world..."
Lynk: "Well, Locos, I have successfully secured myself Valhalla Fortress!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "How the HELL did you get Valhalla?!"
Lynk: "After telling a guy named Ricky about it, and warping a woman far away, I took over. Locos said I could have it if I could reach it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Yurie... where did you send Yurie?"
Lynk: "To wherever Gerald warped Team Star Fox... Which... I have no clue of the location."
Garrick Fy`aar growls lowly.
Lynk: "Anyway, thanks for the support. Now I can save the world!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "By doing what?"
Charles Magllean: "Destroying the false Questers and Kuja."
Lynk: "Ummm... ummm... yeah! Yeah."
Charles Magllean: "Return Miss Ginsei d'Rakateur, Lynk."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And Team Star Fox."
Lynk: "I can't. She was warped into a mystery place which only Gerald knew of to begin with..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Lynk, I've got to hand it to you. What you did at that castle was genius."
Lynk: "And I'm doing it again! Now... I must find Kuja... and hit him with this deathray!"
Metal Man (GM): *Camera shows GIGANTIC deathray on the bottom of Valhalla Fortress.*
Charles Magllean: "The OMEN."
Lynk: "Oh... yeah... I'll blast Zio's castle on the way."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Lynk, be serious. If you use that, you'll blow a huge chunk out of Nintendus to boot."
Lynk: "I'm sure I could throttle it down to the exact amount of power I need..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "But your not positive. We can't take that kind of risk. WE'RE trying to defeat Kuja and Zio too. If we could just do that, wouldn't you think we'd have done it already?"
Lynk: "Because you're fake Questers who don't know what they're doing. It's that easy!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then fill us in!"
Charles Magllean: "You wouldn't side with him, Garrick."
Lynk: "I just did... with this deathray that was conveniently unused, I will attack Zio's castle!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Enough of this fake Quester-real Quester stuff. Work with us! Your knowledge put together with our manpower and strength could put an END to both Kuja AND Zio."
Lynk: "I may just side with you..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you do, then this will be a WHOLE lot easier. Just... don't fire that beam."
Lynk: "...Oka---- whoops!"
In background: "Cannon activated. Firing at 100%. Target: Zio's castle."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn it! Lynk, shut it down! Hurry!"
Charles Magllean: "Is it just me, or is it that each time I come here, trouble begins to rear its ugly head around me?"
Lynk: "I'll try as hard as I can!"
Metal Man (GM): The connection is then mysteriously severed.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova, see if you can help him. ...what... what happened?!"
Nova: "The power needed by the cannon deactivated the communications. The beam... is ready to fire now."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova, hack into Valhala's system and reroute the targeting!"
Nova: *Shows a picture of Valhalla Fortress flying towards Zio's castle* "Their communications are down, thus they cannot be hacked. Like if you turned off the internet access before a hacker could get you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "God... contact Mewtwo!"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo pops up... just as the cannon fires.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Mewtwo, are you seeing what I---oh god..."
Charles Magllean: "...Bahamut was able to hear you?"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM.*
Charles Magllean: "Wow, he has good hearing."
Metal Man (GM): The X-zone shielding collapses.... Revealing the castle. Lynk reappears.
Lynk: "I did it! I blasted the invincibility shield!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...he DID do it..."
Lynk: "All squadrons! Mobilize to attack Zio!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Mewtwo, are you seeing this?"
Mewtwo: "The maniac strikes again."
Metal Man (GM): ...All of a sudden, a HUUUUUGE warship appears over Zio's castle. Zio's comms adds to the mess of communications windows.
Zio: "So... Yurie has finally destroyed my shielding. It's time to give her a taste of her own--"
Lynk: "Yurie? I'm Lynk! And I toasted your shields! I'm gonna destroy you! Hahahahahahaha!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Mewtwo, we need to scramble! I know we just finished this, but if Lynk goes down, this is the perfect time to hit Zio."
Mewtwo: "It is a good thing we already had a mission planned... elsewhere. We are to hit Zio's other facility while he is busy."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good enough for me."
Mewtwo: "He cannot defend it well while being attacked by a madman."
Garrick Fy`aar turns to Charles "What do you think? One last mission?"
Metal Man (GM): *Cue cool images of hordes of Valhalla fighters engaging hordes of Glukkons n' Space Pirate Ships.*
Charles Magllean smiles. "One last mission."
Lynk: "Optimum destruction power! Destroy! Kill! Spork!!!!!!"
Zio: "...Despite being an idiot, he appears to know the right people to steal from."
Charles Magllean: "To take down Zio would be an honor. I am a double agent so it should be easy to fool his army."
Nova: "...While I doubt Lynk will win, the distraction will prevent Zio from overwhelming us with electronic weapons."
Charles Magllean: "...You mean there's a chance Valhalla will..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We have to take that risk."
Nova: "I just hope you had a good insurance on Valhalla."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Besides, in the hands of Lynk, who KNOWS what he would do?"
Nova: "He may even set it to self destruct and ram Zio's castle. Before, he's brainlessly tackled Kuja and ran off with a weapon of mass destruction. He's also attacked the Questers head-on... everything points to insanity."
Lynk: "...Eat windshield wipers, foul scum!"
Charles Magllean: "! ..."
Zio: "...Please stop that annoying noisemaking. It hurts my ears."
Charles Magllean: "Without my dex, I can't call the X-Nauts."
Lynk: "Oh, yeah. About them. I kind of invited them to help me take over Valhalla."
Metal Man (GM): Grodus appears in the camera.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez..."
Charles Magllean: "Well thank you for not telling me, Lynk."
Grodus: "He offered us half interest in this operation."
Lynk: "Well, I was gonna surprise you with it on your birthday, but... oh well."
Charles Magllean: "Do what you can, Emperor Grodus." *He crosses his arms in the X-salute. He lowers his arms.*
Grodus: "Of course. X-nauts! Reinforce those fighters."
Metal Man (GM): The explosions get more intense as the two huge ships get close enough for docking range.
Charles Magllean: "We need one more favor... ...We'll need Ganondorf's help." *blast... I must go for a moment say not the line until I get back.*
Charles Magellean: "Okay, so either dark world prisoner for help isn't a good idea."
Nova: "It might be fun."
Charles Magellean: "You know... in case Dark Force wants to protect its little puppet. If in case they help, and worse comes to terrible, an X-Zone shot would keep them in line."
Nova: "The battle is currently dead even. The only loser, of course, is Zio, in this case, as the battle is damaging his headquarters. Valhalla's shields are holding."
Charles Magellean: "There's me or Garrick can do until other Questers are there."
Metal Man (GM): We pauze here. However, of note: Garbage Can section is almost done.
Editor's Note: AKA, this Garbage Can section, I believe.