Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 165: Falling Valhalla, Melodramatic Questers
Date: 9:00:58 PM, March 12th; 10:54:37 AM, March 13th, 2005.
Wolfman (GM): Esprinto: this time, I'm placing you. You are in the Men's locker room this is where... well, you know what a locker room is like I hope various fighters come by to basically congratulate you and whatnot
Trigger walks in.
Wolfman (GM): Trigger: you can do that
Trigger: "Hey man that was a great fight."
VG gets out of the shower.
Esprinto nods to Trigger. "Thanks."
VG has a towel around him.
Azure walks in as well. "Yeah you really won me a quick buck. Though SIMBER messed up the odds on you and all."
VG: "Esprinto, you did good out there."
Trigger: "I hope I do that well tomorrow against Azure."
Esprinto: "Thanks VG."
VG: "...Azure, were those odds really supposed to be 1 in 40?"
Esprinto: "Finally getting on the path of avenging my people..."
VG: "Next time, though, I'll probably use Lucky Day, so expect it."
Esprinto laughs. "I will look forward to it."
VG: "Anyway, get yourself dried off, and get some sleep; you've earned it." *He basically goes to do just that himself.*
Trigger: "Well I got to go train for tomorrow bye." *He walks out.*
Esprinto freshens up and wanders off to the place where Esprinto hides out when he is on his off time.
Metal Man (GM): Okay then, this should be good... I'm planning on taking the 'okay' story and making it better. Aribar: You're in the prison, all beaten up. You failed. Lynk has full control of Valhalla, Kuja has the fighter remote, and it seems like everything is messed up.
Aribar looks down at his feet. "I can't believe that I lose..."
Metal Man (GM): Worse yet, you overheard people mentioning that some other Questers had been forced into getting a superweapon for Kuja. The prison area is wide, with two rows of cells. Just then, somebody opens the door and walks in. They're just a silhouette.
Aribar looks up halfheartedly.
???: "Okay then... I gotta find which cell it is... hmmmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): The person trips over a rock, then gets up and kicks the rock away, and then continues wandering around.
Aribar: "...This is just the cell of a failure. You should probably move on..."
???: "Bah! Cursed rock! Just like m--- Aribar?"
???: "...What's going on here?"
Aribar: "...Would you mind tellin' me you who are first, stranger?"
Metal Man (GM): The person walks into the light. It's Bowser... he has two sets of handcuffs with chains trailing behind him. He musta broken free from a prison.
Bowser: "It's me. Bowser! King of the Koopas! ...And a dirty rotten prisoner until recently. I've come to get revenge on Locos! After all... this is his ship... I brought all sorts of bombs and weapons!"
Aribar: "...'allo... To put it simply, a 'true Quester' who we thought dead, a person named 'Lynk', took over Valhalla... ...Locos is no longer on Nintendus."
Bowser: "What? WHAT? WHHAAAAAAT?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser stomps his feet.
Aribar: "The last I saw of him he left back home because he could not take all the chaos here."
Bowser: "Not again! I'm the main bad guy! Nobody defeats Locos for me!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser punches a hole in a wall.
Bowser: "I'm gonna smash his head in!"
Aribar: "...How about a deal? You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."
Bowser: "...Okay, then. All I want is amnesty from whatever Locos accused me of, and the absolute destruction of this horrible place."
Aribar: "If you get me out of these chains... I'll see if I can get Locos to come back and have a match in the arena against you. ...Destruction of Valhalla Fortress?"
Bowser: "That'd be just great! Heh heh heh. Well, this fortress here is a ripoff of my own! Not to mention it's being used by that dirty rotten fiend who is trying to outdo me! We could hurt Zio while we're at it. It's up to you. I mean, I could just leave you here."
Aribar: "...Okay. It looks like we'll have to have an uneasy truce here."
Bowser: "Oh, that reminds me."
Aribar: "If we can just defeat Lynk in combat then--Hm?"
Bowser: "I'm completely finished with attacking the stadium. All of these other nitwit villains who try to outdo me are far more important!"
Aribar: "...That's good to hear."
Bowser: "I'd rather have your help than be crushed between you people. Now... to break you out."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser slices the bars apart with his claws, then melts the chains off of you.
Bowser: "Now then... we just have to..."
Aribar: "...That's better."
Computer: "Prisoner escape! Prisoner escape!"
Computer: "Danger! Danger! All guards to brig!"
Bowser: "This way!"
Aribar dashes after the Koopa King.
Metal Man (GM): Bowser starts running. He just smashes right through a door. You're now running down a hallway. Lynk's face appears, ala hologram, to taunt you.
Lynk: "You cannot escape. The Valhalla Fortress is the most advanced piece of technology in this system!"
Bowser: "Who cares?"
Aribar: .oO(Damn! I should have studied the maps of this place... I'm regrettin' it now)
Metal Man (GM): Bowser punches out a pesky holoemitter, and the face explodes.
Aribar: "Hey, Bowser... Do you know where they might have stored my equipment?"
Bowser: "Now then, the only way to take this place back is to get to engineering-- oh... hmmm... Well, looks like we'll need to make a trip to navigation."
Metal Man (GM): You hear troops running, behind you. And... a drill sergeant?
Ricky: "You are an army of one! Catch them! Kill them! Destroy everything they use against you!"
Bowser: "I'll make sure to toast him later..."
Computer: "Sector 6 lockdown."
Aribar: "...He's all yours if you get him, Bowser..."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is suddenly blocked by a wall of steel.
Bowser: "Oh no! What do we do now?"
Metal Man (GM): The soldiers are getting quicker.
Bowser: "We can't take all of them down, can we?"
Aribar: "...Teleport!" *He attempts to cast Magic Teleport on Bowser and himself. The target is to the other side of the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): Bowser punches the wall, but only makes a small dent... then you reappear on the other side of the wall.
Ricky: "Consarn it! They disappeared! Destroy that barrier!"
Bowser: "Great move... I'll have to tell Kammy about that. Now let's get to that elevator!"
Aribar: "...We don't have much time I think..." *The elf begins to dash down the hall.*
Computer: "The intruders are escaping. Unfortunately, there is not enough energy to arm inner defenses."
Metal Man (GM): You reach an elevator... it's got a metal plate over it.
Bowser: "It's my turn!"
Aribar: .oO(... Good. I can only teleport both of us once more I think...) *He stands back.*
Metal Man (GM): Bowser tears the plate off, and then throws it in the path of incoming soldiers... they broke through that barrier! The soldiers are knocked back like toys. However, they get up, and keep on going. The elevator opens. Bowser gets in.
Aribar dashes into the elevator.
Bowser: "I don't know how to operate this thing. Get it to go to level 56!"
Aribar looks to see how to activate the elevator... Buttons... Voice command...
Metal Man (GM): There's a keypad with numbers in it.
Aribar types in '56' on the pad.
Computer: "Error; intruders are not allowed to escape."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator doors shut, and it starts moving.
Bowser: "There's gotta be something here... oh!"
Aribar: "...Umm... Is this good or bad?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pries off a small steel plate to reveal buttons. One is 'emergency stop' Another is 'Doors open' And 'Doors close' It's going upwards...
Bowser: "Stupid computer system. Trying to send us to the other prison!"
Aribar: "Hrm... ...Well, at least we'll skip some floors this way!"
Bowser: "Stop it at floor 56 using those buttons."
Aribar walks over to the new buttons and looks back to the keypad to see when it gets near 56.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Hurry.mid You stop at floor 50.
Bowser: "It'll have to do!" *He opens the doors, and runs out.*
Aribar: "...Dah! Stopped it too soon..." *He dashes after Bowser.*
Computer: "Intruder has broken into floor 50. Activating mechanical guards."
Metal Man (GM): Your way ahead is suddenly blocked by five robokoopas... Smithy-age, it looks... Locos is good at recycling. BATTLE! One sec...
Bowser: "Don't worry. We can just smash them!"
Aribar fires off two Magic Missiles to two Koopas while rushing forward (24% to both Koopas)
Bowser: "Take this, you tin cans!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser breathes a whole lot of fire at one of the damaged ones. 30 fire damage to that one. Bowser then attacks the weakened one with a Shell Spin. 20 damage, aaand it's stunned. The four Robokoopas attack. The first two shot at Bowser with their laser eyes. Only one hits... Bowser is thick-shelled. The other two continue to attack Bowser, with a 'Big Chomp' or two.
Bowser: "You might want to heal some of that damage on you, if you haven't already!"
Aribar: "...Gah! I forgot... Heal!" *The elf casts Minor Healing on himself and goes to kick one of the damaged Koopas.*
Metal Man (GM): The koopa dodges. Koopa turns again. Two of them attack Bowser with a shell smack. They instantly hit.
Metal Man (GM): One of them attacks Aribar with Laser eyes. 15% damage per hit.
Aribar is laser'd... And possibly dead.
Metal Man (GM): The other one attacks Aribar with a shell smack. That one hits for 10% damage.
Bowser: "Bah! You need healing..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pulls out a bizarre object.
Bowser: "I'll teach them to hurt you!"
Metal Man (GM): He throws what looks like... an Oar? At you. You're healed 100% and back at three lives. Bowser uses his other action to breathe fire at the weakened one.
Aribar: "...Uhhhg... Thanks... What was that you threw at me?"
Metal Man (GM): 20 damage to that one.
Bowser: "The Healing Oar! My secret healing item! Unfortunately... I only had one..."
Aribar: .oO(My life is in the hands of a loon...) *He continues attempting to kick the weakened Koopa.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss and miss. The five Koopas turn towards Bowser and attack him with a whole lot of lasers. All but one hits... 135% damage to Bowser.
Bowser: "Ow! That smarted! I'll show you!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser attacks the damaged one with Koopa Klaw. He grabs it... He deals EXACTLY 135% damage back to it... Shredding it into bits.
Bowser: "You're next!" *He repeats it on the next Robokoopa.*
Metal Man (GM): He grabs that one... And only deals 95% damage... but still, it's now heavily damaged.
Aribar: .oO(... Why did he have to make his techniques so powerful? ... That was the same attack that KO'ed me...) *He attempts to play soccer with the same Koopa again.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You deal 6 damage. Koopa turns. Three of them attack Bowser with biting attacks. Only one hits, dealing 40% damage.
Bowser: "OW! Stop that!"
Metal Man (GM): The other two try to shell smack Aribar. You may counter-attack the one who got a crit miss. 10 damage per hit from that.
Aribar is hit once, but then tries to kick the other back into the crowd of Koopas.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Bowser: "Take this, hunk of junk!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser leaps up and tries to smash the one that bit him. *SMASH* 25 damage to it; 5 damage to two nearby ones. Bowser then puts on a necklace.
Bowser: "It's time to end this!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pulls off a Gerudo Punch at the damaged one. *SMASH.*
Aribar: "... Woah..."
Bowser: "That bum stole the fighter remote... but I've still got these necklaces! Hah!"
Aribar: "I didn't know you still had that..." *The elf rushes up to a Koopa and attempts to tackle it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 6 more damage... +5 to next attack against it.
Aribar then tries to kick it towards the other koopas.
Bowser: "Oh, I have many... I've just been saving it up."
Metal Man (GM): You kick it for 6% damage... Then it goes flying at all the others! *KAPLOOK* It hits all of them... The other one goes flying at everybody! 10% for everyone hit... KAPLOOK!
Aribar: "Gah! Curse you, laws of physics!"
Metal Man (GM): The third one flies into everything as well, bouncing about! Same thing... They finally stop and go back into line. The Koopas, angry at Aribar, attack him with yet more Shell Smacks. 10% per hit... 20% for that crit.
Aribar is Kaplook'd some more.
Metal Man (GM): Then... Bowser does the most horrible move in existence! Sing! He fails to make the Koopas sleep.
Bowser: "...My voice isn't THAT horrible... Oh well. Take this!"
Aribar: "Uhhh... Never mind."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser uses Double Edge Dance against the weakened Koopa."
Bowser: "These things are tough!"
Aribar attempts to punch the koopa Bowser just attacked.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss. The remaining Koopas concentrate on attacking Bowser. With lasers.
Bowser: "Ack! Stop that!!! Grrrr!"
Aribar: "...Ah! I remember an old move I had... Use PK Magnet!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser throws a magic boomerang at all of them to start...
Bowser: "Oh, yeah!"
Metal Man (GM): Amazingly... the move hits all of them and stuns them all!
Bowser: "Hmmm... PSI Starstorm!"
Aribar rushes up to one and tries to kick it down the hall.
Metal Man (GM): It goes skeetering down the hall... out of the fight!
Aribar then attempts to do the same with another one...
Metal Man (GM): That one barely dodges.
Aribar: "...I hope that this doesn't come back to haunt us."
Bowser: "...I don't know... but I'll destroy this other one..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser runs up to the most damaged one and performs a Geno Whirl on it. Wow... what luck! *KABOOM* It explodes. Bowser then attacks the other one with Koopa Klaw. Hit. Ouch! 155% damage... the other one is destroyed by the amount of force.
Metal Man (GM): Enemies defeated! 600 EXP! You gain 2000 coins from the wrecks for some reason!
Computer: "Automated defenses have been destroyed."
Bowser: "We're almost there! This way!"
Aribar: "Okay..." *He dashes after Bowser.*
Metal Man (GM): Bowser starts doing that car-like movement which is slightly faster than when he just walks. He then reaches a door, and tears it off... looking inside, he roars and spews fire. You hear random people running and screaming.
Aribar winces as he hears Bowser roar.
Computer: "Intruders have breached navigation room!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser then walks in, punting the crispified body of some idiot who ran at him.
Bowser: "Okay... go wild... we have this room for now."
Metal Man (GM): There's lots of computers. There's maps everywhere... and a communicator!
Aribar heads inside and rushes to one of the computers. "Lets see... " *He attempts to find out where his equipment may be held.*
Metal Man (GM): You get a map for it and print it out... three floors down.
Bowser: "It looks like we'll be running down the stairs."
Aribar: "We need to go down three floors... Do we need any other directions?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser goes over and tears out the door to an emergency escape.
Bowser: "I know the rest. We'll have worse things to kill, too. He has that no-good stinking Grodus on here! That, and Ricky, that double-traitor!"
Aribar: "...I'll have that Ricky fired once I get back... Into... Hey!" *He rushes over to the communicator. "Act along, Bowser... Hrm..." *He tries to activate it so that it broadcasts to the entire building.
Bowser: "Sure." *He stands near the communicator.*
Metal Man (GM): That's easy. It's just a button that says 'PA'
Aribar presses the button. "Okay, Bowser, we want to get down to Floor 1, right?"
Bowser: "Yeah. Floor one! I parked my Clown Copter right there! All sorts of explosives and stuff... nobody will stop us, you think?"
Aribar: "If we take the stairs, yeah. We can use the Elevator I bet, though!"
Bowser: "Yeah, the elevator is better."
Aribar: "Just a bit of reprogramming... Crap! The PA's on! Let's motor!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser turns off the PA rather noisily.
Aribar starts towards the door trying to hold back some snickering. "That might take them off the trail..."
Computer: "Defenses on floor 1 have been set to maximum."
Bowser: "Here we go."
Aribar glances at the map and starts towards the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): You start going down the stairs. Floor 63 is a maze of cubicles. As the map shows. You get to the door. Bowser opens it a bit.
Bowser: "The coast is clear. The fool who designed this made more floors than there could be sentries. With the army fighting Zio, it's even more sparse..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser walks out... there's thousands of cubicles in the way.
Aribar: "That's good... Hrm..."
Bowser: "My turn again!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser starts knocking cubicles over and setting things on fire.
Aribar follows the destruction.
Metal Man (GM): You eventually reach... three doors.
Bowser: "Which door is it?"
Aribar checks the map.
Metal Man (GM): The map shows a G door, an R door, and an E door. The E door is for Equipment.
Aribar: "Umm... That one." *Points to the E door while looking to see where the other two lead.*
Metal Man (GM): R is for 'Water Regulation' and G is for 'Greenhouse' Bowser opens the 'E' door, revealing your equipment neatly piled in a mostly-empty closet-room.
Aribar: "Alright!" *He dashes over to the equipment and equips it.* "You need any healing?"
Computer: "Intruder has entered equipment room."
Bowser: "Yeah... right now! Quickly."
Computer: "Sending guards."
Aribar downs 6 Maple Syrups, casts Minor Healing (20%) on Bowser ten times, and eats 5 more Syrups. He then follows Bowser... The elf hopes Bowser knows where to go.
Metal Man (GM): You hear guards shooting their way through the cubicles... there's no way out.
Bowser: "Well, down we go!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser leaps up and smashes through the floor.
Metal Man (GM): You and Bowser land on floor 52.
Aribar: "What floor must we reach?"
Bowser: "Okay... now to blow this thing up... to Engineering! We'll need an elevator... it's floor 15."
Metal Man (GM): This is another long corridor with unmarked doors.
Aribar: "...How are suppose to get down there? I suppose the quickest way would be smashing through the floors..."
Bowser: "I can't smash THAT many floors... There should be another elevator around here..."
Aribar checks the map to see if it can help...
Metal Man (GM): You check the map... look up. Nothing there. You check the map again, look up... there's Grodus.
Grodus: "Halt immediately!"
Bowser: "It's him! That no good techno thing!"
Aribar: "...I, Aribar Hunter, command you to move out of the way!" .oO(It's worth a shot!)
Grodus: "There was a time I would listen to that. But the people here did not know this was planned. I, Lynk, and Ricky plotted to obtain this place for ourselves. This is now ours... since my X-Nauts are out to battle, I must destroy you."
Aribar: "...And together you will fall. This fortress belongs to Yurie and me! ..."
Grodus: "Any other words before I annihilate you with my technological power?"
Aribar looks to Bowser... "Should we waste our time on him?"
Bowser: "Yes! If we kill him, we disable the X-Nauts! That... and I must GET MY REVENGE!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser gets angry and puts on... one... two... three... four... FIVE more necklaces. He glows and grows taller... then whips out the star rod.
Aribar: "...Then let us kill this... Pest... Ummm... How many of those things DO you ha--..."
Bowser: "I'll CRUSH you, Grodus!"
Aribar: "Remind me to never make you mad in the future."
Metal Man (GM): Pardon the cursing in the title, but it works: http://www.ocremix.org/songs/Super_Mario_Bros_Bowser_is_Pissed_OC_ReMix.mp3 Grodus steps back a bit, tapping the pole and becoming surrounded with four Grodus X's, little shield guys.
Grodus: "You cannot defeat me, pathetic being."
Metal Man (GM): One sec, as I prepare battle stats. Okay... Order: Grodus X's, Grodus, Aribar, Bowser. The Grodus X's attack Bowser full-force. Only one hit. 10% damage. Grodus then looks at Aribar and waves his wand. Aribar: SPD save. An explosion engulfs you for 37% damage.
Grodus: "You cannot defeat me!"
Aribar . Dies.
Bowser: "I'll smash you into the ground until there's nothing left of you!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar reappears, minus one action.
Aribar: "Ow... You'll pay for that! Electric Explosion!" *The elf fires an Electric Elemental Blast at Grodus! 70% Electric!*
Metal Man (GM): It hits his shield, and does nothing.
Bowser: "Take this, you invincible cheater!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser roars, and then fires a HUGE tidal wave of flame at Grodus. All four of his shield generator guys are blown up.
Metal Man (GM): New round. One Grodus X appears and shoots at Bowser.
Grodus: "It is time. Take this, behemoth!"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus fires not one, not two, but FOUR ultra rockets into Bowser.
Aribar: "Are you okay, Bowser?!"
Bowser: "I'm... okay... just need to use... the star rod."
Grodus: "Surrender to my magic!"
Aribar nods and fires an Electric Elemental Blast at the Grodus X...
Metal Man (GM): It explodes. Grodus is the only target left, now.
Aribar then fires another EEB at Grodus.
Metal Man (GM): BZAP! It hits him dead on.
Aribar: "Never mess with a Jentanian Wizard! ... Or a huge fire-breathing tyrant! ... No offense, Bowser."
Bowser: "I wish... for the stars... to make me invincible!"
Metal Man (GM): The rod glows... Another Grodus X appears. It fires at Aribar... 10 damage. Grodus begins charging something.
Grodus: "You cannot stop me with your magic tricks."
Aribar: "Really now?"
Grodus: "I am Grodus, emperor of the X-Nauts!"
Aribar fires another Electric Elemental Blast at the Grodus X and then a Jolt at Grodus himself!
Metal Man (GM): Grodus is hit by the jolt and... surprisingly, is immune to stun.
Bowser: "Take this, you hunk of junk!"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser glows... he then runs up and attacks Grodus with a Koopa Klaw... that shoots Geno Beams! *He also uses a lucky* The resulting explosion deals 750 damage, obliterating Grodus... his head bounces away.
Grodus: "I'll get you for this!"
Aribar: "...I think you just maaaaay have went too far."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser goes back to normal.
Bowser: "Darn! I wasted all my power on him! Well... to the elevator it is."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser goes ahead... the computer continues yelling out alarms... the place is starting to get hit more, now.
Aribar dashes down the hallway... He downs 5 Maple Syrups.
Computer: "X-Naut army has stopped responding. Shields are taking heavy fire."
Aribar: "Ooh, almost out of them... I hope we don't run into Ricky."
Metal Man (GM): You encounter the elevator... it's got a weird keypad locking it.
Aribar: "...I hate keypads."
Bowser: "Well, uhh... my fingers are too large for that keypad!"
Aribar gets out the dex and scans it for finger prints... "Don't worry... Just watch my back if troops come."
Smash Dex: "3-number combination scanned."
Metal Man (GM): You see that the combination is 3, 2, and 7.
Aribar imputs 3, 2, 7.
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off.
Computer: "Enemy has inputted the intruder alert code."
Aribar: "You know, running through this place has really shown me how many more security measures must be put in. ...I just did a bad thing, huh?"
Bowser: "Maybe it isn't as insecure as you thought! You gotta get through it somehow! Try again!"
Aribar: "Uh... Bother it all! Bowser, can you pry this thing open? Or... Wait! Teleport!" *The elf Magic Teleports them to the other side... He hopes an elevator is waiting for them.*
Metal Man (GM): Yup. There's an elevator. Bowser punches in the numbers, and it starts going down.
Bowser: "Well, we're almost done! We just have to wreck the ship."
Aribar: "...Things are starting to look up..." *He winces at Bowser says that.* "...I guess there is no stopping the destruction of Valhalla Fortress, huh?"
Bowser: "This place is an insult to this planet! It's done nothing but... stupid things and annoyed me."
Aribar: "...Then perhaps we can crash it into Zio's castle?"
Aribar: "...I'll be sad to see it go, and Locos... AND Yurie... WILL kill me, but okay..."
Metal Man (GM): The door opens... revealing Lynk and Ricky...
Lynk: "Not so fast..."
Bowser: "Ah! You may think you're high and mighty, but..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pulls out the star wand.
Bowser: "I wish you two were statues!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Suddenly, both Ricky and Lynk turn to stone.
Aribar: "...Wow! I can't believe that worked! ...What would happen if we smashed them to pieces right now?"
Bowser: "This wand controls the will of the stars. They'd break out... the stars can't kill them unless I did it myself. Or you did."
Aribar: "Hrm... Well, I guess we just leave them here..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser walks in... the controls to the ship are here.
Aribar gets out of the elevator and follows Bowser.
Metal Man (GM): All of them. You could make the ship fly straight into the castle.
Bowser: "Alright! Let's---"
Aribar: "...Hrm. Where are the escape pods?" *The elf looks at that map.*
Kuja Tribal: "You won't be needing them." *Walks in, from nowhere.*
Kuja Tribal: "I will personally destroy both of you."
Aribar: "...Uhh... Bowser? Some help?"
Kuja Tribal: "For while the destruction of Zio will help me... it cannot be done."
Bowser: "Uhhh... Stars... uhhh... turn this man into a statue!"
Metal Man (GM): Star energy flies at Kuja, who laughs and simply repulses it with some magic.
Bowser: "...Nope... he's not effected by it!"
Kuja Tribal: "Surrender now, and let me take this fortress... or all of you will die. The world belongs to me, and me alone!"
Kuja Tribal: "You cannot defy me, my unknowing pawns!"
Aribar: "I just now gained back this fortress... And you want me to throw it away?"
Kuja Tribal: "You gained it for me... for I spared you... many times. I let Bowser help you."
Aribar attempts to quickly glance at the controls for a 'self destruct' button or something...
Metal Man (GM): You see one, yes. A big, red one.
Kuja Tribal: *Pulls out a rather large sword* "It is time that you have died."
Metal Man (GM): He runs at you with it... about to hit, when a claw blocks it.
Bowser: "Leave him alone!"
Kuja Tribal: "Well if it isn't the unevolved version of villainy. Classic... but weak!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja and Bowser begin swordfighting... sword to star rod.
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight and heads to the console.
Bowser: "I won't let you win, either!"
Metal Man (GM): You see all the buttons... you could do almost anything you wanted with those buttons...
Aribar: .oO(... No one shall have Valhalla.) *He slams the pommel of Moonlight down onto the self destruct button.*
Kuja Tribal: *He turns to stop Aribar, but is whacked by the star rod... just then, the entire place shakes.*
Computer: (Modulating eighteen bazillion voices) "SeLf DeSTRuct AcTIVaTED!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire place begins exploding.
Aribar: "Now no one will have Valhalla Fortress!"
Bowser: "Run for it, Aribar!"
Aribar: "...But even this act benefits you, huh, Kuja?" *He hesitates for a second to hear Kuja before running away.*
Kuja Tribal: "Yes... your damage to Zio will decrease the power of other villains... which will ultimately go to me. If this stupid dinosaur hadn't gotten in the way, I could have stopped you!"
Bowser: "Don't worry about me. I'll keep him away!"
Aribar: "Well... You didn't! Thanks, Bowser... You live though this, yah hear?" *The elf heads to the elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): Kuja gives Bowser a rather large cut, but then gets bonked by the star rod.
Bowser: "I'll try!"
Metal Man (GM): You get to the elevator.
Aribar: .oO(I hope the Questers fare better than I am...) "Hrm..."
Metal Man (GM): What little order is left appears to have gone, as stuff is knocked down and rooms explode.
Aribar quickly checks his map for escape pods after sheathing Moonlight.
Metal Man (GM): You can see it's on floor 13... two stories down.
Aribar attempts to make the elevator head down two floors.
Metal Man (GM): It goes down quickly. You can hear flames coming from above. This area is lined with nothing but escape pods. Just open one up, leap in, and press the button to escape. Several crewmen, what little are left, are using them.
Aribar dashes towards an escape pod and opens it up. "...For my sake I hope Locos and Yurie stay wherever they are... Eheheh." *He crawls inside of the pod and presses the button to escape.*
Metal Man (GM): *El Cinema* As you launch out... you see the entire ship crashing into Zio's castle. The shield on Zio's castle only holds out for a minute before dying. The Valhalla Fortress, exploding, crashes into the top of the castle, which crumbles. It then begins falling, smashing the entire castle... which begins to sink beneath the magma which it was surrounded by. Everybody and everything around there is fleeing. You see Zio leap out of the crumbling top of a tower, then onto a fleeing ship and disappear... you swear he looked at you once. The huge, crumbling mass sinks into the lava... and explodes. Repeatedly.
Aribar looks out a window in the escape pod and sees this... "... Curse you, Kuja..."
Metal Man (GM): Flames and the sort rise, until the entire area has disappeared under the magma. Which then hardens. The ships nearby are gone. A loud magical sound is heard as a dark spell recedes and disappears into the magma. The area is now normal, save for a flat, solid rock area where the magma was. Both Kuja and Bowser disappeared in that mess. As did Ricky and Lynk. You land in the grass nearby. It's all gone... of course, judging from the ships, Zio had abandoned castle long before it was crushed. With that, no evil landmark remains on Nintendus.
Aribar gets out of the pod and examines his surroundings. "... Well... It looks like Bowser won't have his revenge on Locos after all..."
Wolfman attempts to contact Aribar through the Smash Dex.
Metal Man (GM): You get a staticy transmission from Wolfman.
Aribar opens his Smash Dex.
Garrick Fy`aar is still running like mad with Digi and whoever else is there from the robots, trying to get that super weapon or whatever it is.
Aribar: "This is... Aribar. Who's there?"
Wolfman: "Aribar, what the heck happened?!?"
Aribar: "...Valhalla Fortress, and Zio's Castle, are gone."
Wolfman: "I was in the Big Room when Mewtwo and I noticed something..."
Aribar: "...Lynk... Ricky... Bowser... And hopefully Kuja are no more."
Wolfman: "...I have no clue how you did it, but congratulations. I doubt all of them are gone, though... anyway, need a way back to HQ, or is there still something you have to take care of?"
Aribar: "...Yeah... Arrange a warp if you can ... I'm somewhere near or in the Lost Woods I think."
Wolfman double-checks the computers... at least with Mewtwo helping, this should be easy.
SIMBER: "He is near the lost woods and Death Mountain."
Wolfman: "I think I see you... there should be a warp right in front of you..." *Presses keys* "...now." *He confirms that location.* "Thanks SIMBER."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Aribar is warped back. He gains another 300 EXP for his mission.
Wolfman: "I just want to know how you did that."
Wolfman: "It's not every day I see a tower explode like that into another."
Aribar: "I faced off against Lynk in a battle to regain control of Valhalla Fortress. I... Failed... Miserably. I was locked up in the brig... And Kuja got the Fighter Remote. Afterwards Bowser came and freed me. I made a promise to him..."
Wolfman: "...what type of promise?"
Aribar: "If he helped me escape, I'd arrange a match between him and Locos."
Wolfman: "Hmmm... there might be something we can do about that."
Aribar: "We... We fought through Valhalla Fortress... We faced off against Lynk, Grodus, and Ricky... We beat all of them... ...We went to the Engineering room. Kuja appeared. Bowser saved my life yet again, and I made the ship self destruct."
Wolfman: "...I'm actually surprised to hear you say this."
Aribar: "I escaped on an Escape Pod and the Fortress crashed into Zio's castle... I saw the Black Magician escape. ...So basically I did nothing but temporarily stop Zio, and destroy Valhalla."
Wolfman: "...we'll get Zio another time. As for this promised match, though... I don't think all hope is lost."
Aribar: "All that is left of that area is just rock! I doubt anyone but Zio and Kuja survived!"
SIMBER: "The only way to check would be to dig down there."
Wolfman: "I think the digging will come later. Anyway Aribar... about your match... Do you remember how some of the first generation Questers could use the abilities of Ganondorf and Bowser, even though they weren't really a part of the Stadium at the time?"
Wolfman: "Well... while we didn't have SIMBER back then, we did manage to make some sort of solid holographic clone for fights that involved them. ...I think we could do the same for the present."
Aribar shakes his head slowly. "No... Bowser wanted revenge on Locos. How would you feel if a clone fought your battles?"
Wolfman: "...good point."
Aribar: "...How do the other Questers fare on their mission?"
Wolfman: "The others...?..."
SIMBER: "I have a video feed."
Wolfman: "...don't tell me you weren't the only one there..."
Aribar: "Wolfman, I elected to take on my own mission."
SIMBER: *It shows the Questers running from twenty robots through various force fields and traps.*
Aribar: "The others were suppose to do something else. Attack a base on death mountain I think."
Wolfman: "Thanks for clearing that up... I'll check on them now."
Aribar: "...Should I be warped there now? As backup?"
Garrick Fy`aar is seen on the video, running and blasting at robots at the same time.
Wolfman goes back to the computers to make sure they are alright.
SIMBER: "They are heavily outnumbered and low on energy."
Wolfman: "If you think you are up to it, I'll see what I can do."
SIMBER: "If both of you could assist, it would be for the best."
Wolfman: "...I better see what I can do quickly."
Aribar: "No, I'm not... I'll head to the warp room now." *He starts towards said room.*
Wolfman: "But you said you weren't... never mind." .oO(Never try to use logic with a Jentanian Wizard)
Metal Man (GM): You head there, a warp open.
Aribar heads into the warp.
Metal Man (GM): Okay... Aribar warps in, with Garrick and Digi, who have somehow managed to get past the force fields and into a room like a maze. The robots are still chasing... you all enter the maze.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Aribar, nice of you to join us. Now, can we start running please?"
Metal Man (GM): You can go left or right, to start.
Digifanatic: "Ari, good to see you."
Garrick Fy`aar heads right.
Digifanatic follows Garrick. "Dex, I doubt it, but do you have a map of this?"
Metal Man (GM): Okay... you can go up or go right.
Smash Dex: "No."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *He heads up.*
Garrick Fy`aar heads up.
Metal Man (GM): You both hit a dead end.
Garrick Fy`aar: "If we get killed in here, then it's my fault." *He skids backwards and takes that right path.*
Metal Man (GM): The robots can be heard entering the maze.
Aribar just follows the others right now.
Digifanatic backs up and follows.
Metal Man (GM): They go left.
Aribar: "...'allo, all... Decided you needed some help."
Digifanatic: "Thanks. What have you been doing while we've been running our butts off?"
Metal Man (GM): You my go one of two ways down or up. Down right, down left, or up.
Aribar: "...Destroying Valhalla Fortress..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Did it work?" *He heads down right.*
Aribar: "Oh, and Zio's Castle... And thus helping Kuja."
Digifanatic: "What should we do, Gar? 'K." *He follows Gar.*
Aribar dashes after Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): Dead end land... the robots go...
Aribar: "Just wondering... Why aren't we fighting?"
Metal Man (GM): They go up on their path.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Because those things completely shred you if they catch you."
Garrick Fy`aar backs up and goes up then "I've already lost two lives to them. Digi lost one."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, they are nuts."
Metal Man (GM): You can now go upper left or lower left... the robots go...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ari, can't you just poof us to then end of this maze?"
Metal Man (GM): Straight to a nearby intersection.
Aribar: "...I can teleport us, but only up to 15 feet away."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... still got that Digiport, and that's a free invitation to move on."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, how far are we from the exit?"
Smash Dex: "You are very close to it, it is estimated."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Digiport! Perfect, let's use that. Can you get both of us, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Not a problem." *He Ports both of them to the end of the maze.* "I might have never strapped a pair of goggles to my head, but I know some tricks of the trade."
Metal Man (GM): You warp outside the maze, reaching the last room of this area.
Digifanatic: "At least we gained time on the robots if nothing else."
Metal Man (GM): There's nowhere else to run, and the robots are coming.
Digifanatic: "Or not."
Metal Man (GM): However... there's a mysterious cube on a pedestal.
Garrick Fy`aar glances around for something, ANYTHING...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, scan! Fast!"
Smash Dex: "This is... the superweapon that Gerald requested."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...'bout time. Nova, come in."
Aribar: "...Huh? I thought you were suppose to be destroying a base or something."
Garrick Fy`aar snags it, placing it his Dex's NSS.
Smash Dex: "..." *Static.*
Digifanatic: "It's weird, and a long story."
Metal Man (GM): The robots blast through the wall.
Robots: "Drop the super-weapon or die."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Digi, can you do that Digiport thing one more time?"
Digifanatic: "No, sorry."
Robots: "You cannot escape this time."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly takes the weapon back out of his sheath... "...you want this?" *He glances to Ari, then to his hands, then to Digi, then to his hands...*
Robots: "We want the super-weapon."
Digifanatic: .oO(I saw that coming from a mile away...)
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(If you're up there, God, please PLEASE let this work on them...)
Aribar: "Uhh... How about an even stronger weapon?"
Robots: "No. Give us the super-weapon. It is the strongest weapon in existence."
Digifanatic: "What does it do? Or is it a secret?"
Aribar: "If you fired at us wouldn't you chance hurting the weapon?"
Garrick Fy`aar glances to the walls on either side of them, barely, just barely muttering "Dex, scan the walls."
Robots: "When fired, the targets it hit are vaporized instantly, and even erased back in time from existence, the amount depending upon the power used."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: No readings on the walls. The walls are very thick. 10 feet thick.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(Well, so much for that...) "...Dex, scan the weapon. How do I use it?"
Digifanatic: "Well then..." (to Ari) "I got that Quake Smash..."
Aribar reaches for his Wand of Wonder... He freezes if the robots train their guns on him.
Smash Dex: "It takes precise aiming... a complicated sequence of button pushes to unlock it."
Metal Man (GM): They do train their guns on Aribar.
Digifanatic: "Never mind."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Can you do it?"
Aribar backs off slightly.
Smash Dex: "No."
Aribar tries to think of something...
Metal Man (GM): However, when you thought things were bad, they get worse. *SMASH* A dirty... sparking... stone-covered Grodus smashes through the wall ala Terminator.
Grodus: "You... cannot... escape... Aribar!!!!!"
Aribar: "...Dammit! Not you again!"
Metal Man (GM): The robots turn to him and fire... the shots bounce off of him.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(...damn it, Gerald... we need... oh lord... WE NEED A WARP OUT OF HERE... GERALD...)
Metal Man (GM): Grodus destroys the robots with lightning.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(...maybe not... who in the HELL is that?)
Grodus: "You... shall... die... for... what you have... done!"
Aribar: .oO(If he survived... Maybe Bowser did too?)
Digifanatic: "Ari, he knows you more than us."
Metal Man (GM): Battle!
Aribar: "He's after me... Bowser and I fought him in Valhalla."
Aribar: "If any smaller version of him come out, destroy them! They're shield generators!"
Metal Man (GM): The lights in him are flickering and sparking... he must be insane or angry. Indeed, he is surrounded by four of them. All of them little X's, but still. A shield.
Digifanatic: "Thanks, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): The Grodus Xes open fire on Aribar. They instantly hit him for a total of 80% damage.
Metal Man (GM): Grodus then fires lightning at Garrick, instantly hitting him for 40% electric damage.
Grodus: "I was only... going easy on you earlier."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/k64miracle.mid
Grodus: "I shall destroy you!"
Metal Man (GM): The stone has begun to flake off of the weird sorcerer robot's costume. Hmmm... the server appears to be not responding... brb. That was quite a struggle. I had to fight with the server for about 20 minutes. It just completely froze on me earlier. Well then, let's continue!
Smash Dex: "...Incoming reinforcements."
Aribar raises the Wand of Wonder into the air and fires a Whirlmore at three of the four Xes for his first action. (24% Wind.)
Metal Man (GM): Okay, Spyke will get to go next round. *WARP* Spyke appears.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who is it?! ...Spyke, jeez, am I glad to see you."
Metal Man (GM): You hit three of them, but they don't die.
Aribar fires another Whirlmore at the same ones for another 24%. "Allo! Help! Don't attack the big guy till you get those Xes!"
Metal Man (GM): They all die.
Spyke looks around "Hey. I was looking for Ari..." He looks towards Aribar "Oh, there you are. I wanted to give you... What big guy?" He turns around, looking for... whatever it is.
Metal Man (GM): Except for one.
Garrick Fy`aar spins his gun up and blasts the remaining X with three flaming dumdum rounds.
Aribar points the wand at Grodus. "IT..."
Grodus: "I am Grodus, leader of the X-Nauts!"
Metal Man (GM): It is also killed.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads his remaining shots at Grodus.
Spyke: "X nuts? What are those again? Crazy people with X's engraved on their forehead?" *He looks up a bit, scratching his head*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Grodus: "You will regret this."
Garrick Fy`aar also uses a free action to scan, if possible.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Special: Attacks deal 10 less damage per Grodus X that is around.
Electric Beam: Insta-hit deals 40% electric damage.
Ice Blast: Insta-hit deals 20% damage and freezes
Time Freeze: Target loses ability to attack next turn.
Metal Man (GM): New round. Two more Grodus X's appear. All three of them open fire at Garrick for an instant 60% damage. Grodus then shoots a strange beam at Aribar which causes him to lose his turn.
Grodus: "Kneel, to the might of the X-Nauts!"
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah. Garrick only took 40% damage.
Spyke growls, watching as As his friends are attacked. "I don't know who you are, but I already don't like you." He draws his weapon, firing once at a little X thing. (Action 1)
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Grodus: "Pathetic worm, you cannot defeat me!"
Spyke growls and fires again, this time with more force and an air trail "Air Splitter!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit. Aribar is frozen in time for this turn, so he cannot attack.
Spyke: "Those little... things... are fast!"
Garrick Fy`aar unloads a cluster shot at the two little Xes.
Metal Man (GM): Only one hit, on the second one. That one dies... new round. Two more appear. All three of them open fire at Spyke for 60% damage instantly. Then Grodus shoots Garrick with lightning for 40% damage. Aribar is unfrozen from time.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll heal all of you, just keep going!"
Aribar: "Wha... What did you do?!"
Grodus: "I froze you in time."
Spyke is knocked back a ways, landing on his side. He rolls over, standing in a firing position, and unleashes two sets of Air Splitters, one at different X thingers.
Aribar: "...You are a fool to mess with time." *He fires a Star Storm at said X.*
Metal Man (GM): That one also dies.
Aribar then aims his wand at Grodus and fires a Star Storm at him! "Stay down!"
Metal Man (GM): He's hit for all that damage.
Grodus: "I shall annihilate you for that!"
Garrick Fy`aar mutters something, and low and behold, a Kerokero Cola pops into his hand! He SLAMS it on the ground, golden sparks healing Ari, Spyke, and himself for full HP.
Spyke does a slight celebratory hop as he is healed. "Yay!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls, then fires a mess of flaming machine gun shots at Grodus.
Metal Man (GM): All of those hit. The redness of his circuits is starting to look really bad... it seems like he's getting even more berserk.
Grodus: "...Must... destroy... Questers!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Bah! Work, you durn piece of junk server! *kicks the server repeatedly.* Okay, now that everything is no longer going nuts... Two more Grodus X's appear, and they shoot at Garrick for a total of 40 damage. Then Grodus goes berserk... and speeds up!
Grodus: "Gaaaahhhhh! I will destroy you if it's the last thing I do!"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus shoots two lightning bolts and an explosion of ice at Garrick for a total of 100% damage and insta-freeze if he isn't dead.
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAAAAAHAHAHHH!!!!"
Spyke: "Yeah? Well... What if you were us?"
Spyke: "Would you destroy yourself?"
Aribar: "You'll pay for that, Grodus!"
Grodus: "You're next!"
Spyke: "Aribar, you need some Syrup?" *He looks over to his ally.*
Aribar: "No, not yet."
Spyke: "Let me know when you do." *He charges partway before firing off a medium sized spiral ball of wind at a Grodus X thing.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Spyke: *84% Wind.*
Metal Man (GM): It's obliterated.
Aribar: "Vivify!" *The elf casts Revive on Garrick, reviving him.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...DAH! Geez... okay, that does it..."
Aribar then casts an Electric Elemental Blast on the remaining X. 70% Electric.
Garrick Fy`aar slowly gets to his feet, groaning and shaking the angles from his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): That one explodes as well.
Garrick Fy`aar gets back into the grove of things by unloading a CRAP LOAD of flaming machine gun rounds at him!
Grodus: "...Kzzzt. BZZZT. BZZZZZZZZ! Full Power Engaged."
Metal Man (GM): All but 6 hit. He seems dead... but he's still alive! ...Four Grodus Xes appear!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Why won't you just DIE!"
Spyke: "Gah! What the heck is he running on!? WHY WON'T HE DIE!?"
Metal Man (GM): Then... the angry Grodus shoots two lightning bolts at Spyke, a blast of ice at Garrick, and freezes Aribar in time! *Music speeds up.*
Aribar gets ready to do something desp---... Yay time freezing!
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: With your weakness, you take 160% damage. Garrick takes 20% damage... but the four Grodus Xes attack him for 80% more damage!
Garrick Fy`aar shakes the ice from his hair, growling "Oh, I can't wait to see you dead..."
Grodus: "Destroy! Destroy! DESTROY!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "SHUT UP!"
Spyke collapses on the floor, his body seared from the nice crispy electricity.
Metal Man (GM): Spyke is obliterated... he comes back, with only one action... his turn. Grodus is now violently sparking, covered in electricity.
Grodus: "I... cannot... lose! I will destroy... de---de-de-de-de-destroy you!"
Metal Man (GM): He gets stronger as he loses HP. Because he survived into an area past his HP, he's just gone completely berserk. Spyke only has one action.
Spyke: "You son of a -CENSORED-... I'll crush YOU!" *He quickly rises into the air, a small orb of wind collecting in his palms.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick and Aribar can't do anything this turn, though. Garrick is stuck in ice, and Aribar is frozen in time. Your turn over, Spyke? New round! The four X's attack Aribar as he unfreezes in time for 80% damage.
Metal Man (GM): Then, Grodus flails about wildly, causes lightning to streak through everybody. Spyke is hit twice for 160% damage, Aribar once for 40, and Garrick once for 40... electric damage.
Aribar: "...Thanks for the charge up!"
Metal Man (GM): Okay, then you take 120% damage. Spyke still survives, but has no charge. His turn. Spyke: What's your HP? If it's below 121%, you're alive. Okay.
Spyke growls as he loses the amassed wind energy. He fires wildly on the X thingers, an Air Splitter on two.
Metal Man (GM): FYI: The ceiling was obliterated by the attacks of Grodus. All hits.
Spyke: *21% Normal each.*
Aribar fires two Whirlmores at all three targets. 24% Wind each.
Metal Man (GM): The X's survive. Grodus takes a whopping four damage.
Spyke breathes hard, way beyond his normal limits. "Grrrr... I'll smash this guy to bits if he didn't have those damn X things."
Metal Man (GM): He drains energy from one of the X things to survive.
Metal Man (GM): It takes 3 damage... that X thing is still there, as well. He's on his knees now.
Grodus: "Must... defeat... de-de-de-defedededededefeat Qu---esters..."
Metal Man (GM): How many lives do you have, Garrick? Okay... then you were KO'd. Aribar: You may continue your turn, unless it ended. The music speeds up. Grodus becomes even more powerful.... is over or not? New round. All of the X's regenerate. Grodus goes all out on Spyke, dealing 80 damage from the Xes, and then 240 more from lightning. He laughs evil as he burns a crater in the floor where Spyke was.
Spyke is overkilled... and loses one more life. >< (Lives: 1)
Metal Man (GM): Spyke reappears, with one action yet again.
Smash Dex: "...Use... the Super-Weapon..."
Spyke: "Grrrrr... You have just pushed me TOO far..." *Spyke pulls out... a Red Essence... and uses it on himself.*
Aribar: "...Garrick, live once more... Sacrifice!" *The elf passes some of his life energy into Garrick, hoping to revive him.* (Using Sacrifice to give Garrick a life.)
Garrick Fy`aar slowly gets to his feet. Cracking his neck from side to side, he turns to Grodus and gives him a death glare to end all death glares.
Spyke: "Grodus... If you live any longer, I -will- make you into a crater."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright, that does it. You are DEAD!"
Aribar pants, now kneeling on the ground...
Grodus: "You cannot destroy me! Next... I will stop time itself!"
Garrick Fy`aar reaches into his NSS and pulls out the Super-Weapon. He growls, then finds the keypad, points the opposite end at Grodus, then hits a random series of buttons.
Metal Man (GM): It's the meaning of life! *coughcough Bzzt* *BZZZT* It powers up, and fires something that looks like liquid fire... It hits the force field... killing all the Xes at once... But Grodus still stands.
Grodus: "What? That completely obliterated my force field!"
Metal Man (GM): Nope... One was spent being revived. Grodus glows yet again... Then he's surrounded by four more of those dreadful things. He does not attack anyone... instead, he powers up. Time feels like it's slowing down.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Someone bust him! BUST HIM NOW!"
Grodus: "Time... will stop, when I fully power up!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire facility rumbles and starts to get sucked into the thing at the top of his staff. What's left of the walls is bent inwards.
Spyke: "YOU ARE DEAD!" *He plows downward at Grodus, all his anger bound into a medium charged Rasengan. * "STAY DOWN!"
Metal Man (GM): Well, that's a critical... however... The force field, with all four... absorbs the blow.
Spyke: *-144 Wind *(>_<)
Metal Man (GM): The attack is then sucked into his staff.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Jesus... I've about had it with this guy..."
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: Your turn over?
Garrick Fy`aar: "Aribar... please tell me you got some big huge spell you can throw at him..."
Spyke flats there, dumbfounded. "...What... the... -CENSORED-!?"
Metal Man (GM): Demon: What's your SPD?
Grodus: "I am the almighty lord Grodus. I shall stop you and this area in time forever!"
Aribar weakly raises the wand up to Grodus... A pin-point of light ignites. "... By Whaller... Accept defeat! TERRORBOLT!" He charges Terrorbolt up to Level 2 and fires it at Grodus! 168% Electric damage!
Metal Man (GM): The force field absorbs that too... Okay.
Aribar fires two Star Storms at him instead...
Metal Man (GM): They bounce off of the force field.
Garrick Fy`aar growls, panting as he hits a series of buttons on the cube for his first action...
Spyke: "..." *He floats back * "...And I came here to give Aribar... a Syrup... That is the only reason I came... and I find myself squaring off with this FREAK!"
Metal Man (GM): It's slightly better this time... wow... it hits the force field. The force field disappears. It is destroyed two rounds back in time. As a result, Grodus is magically hit by the two Star Storms for 142 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar does it again for his second action!
Metal Man (GM): You don't need to do it back in time. *Two ACTIONS* Grodus, completely disabled, sparking, and now losing control of an immensely powerful attack, suddenly glows very white and explodes in a huge way.
Garrick Fy`aar: "NOVA! Warp out! WARP OUT!!"
Grodus: "I WILL RETURN!!!!."
Spyke: "NO YOU WON'T!"
Metal Man (GM): Before you can get Nova, the explosion knocks you all over ..The smoke and dust clears.
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAHH!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus and the entire facility... and everything save for dirt within 2 miles... Has been completely obliterated. Oh, yeah, and you guys are alive. 700 EXP for you guys.
Garrick Fy`aar groans, slowly getting to his feet "...ev... ow... everyone alright?"
Kuja Tribal: "Tsk tsk tsk... playing with my toy... how naughty of you."
Aribar: "Depends... On what you ne--... Not you... Again!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja walks calmly through a pillar of fire where Grodus was.
Spyke: "I'm fi... Ugh..."
Aribar slowly stands up...
Kuja Tribal: "Oh, don't worry. I've only come to collect Gerald's request. Hand over the superweapon, and you will have your module back."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you... son of a... uhg..." *He groans, coughing up some blood.*
Aribar: "What happened in Valhalla after it crashed into Zio's castle?"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Kuja%27s_Melody.mid
Kuja Tribal: "Well... you succeeded, Aribar. You killed Ricky, Bowser, Lynk..."
Kuja Tribal: "Grodus, of course, being a machine, escaped. Yes. You killed them all. They're dead. All thanks to you."
Spyke: "..." .oO(Aribar...)
Kuja Tribal: "Grodus escaped with the Star Rod, which he was about to use to destroy you permanently. You destroyed that and Grodus all by yourself, right here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you son of a bitch..."
Kuja Tribal: "And all... to give Gerald Robotnik the most powerful weapon in existence."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly gets back to his feet, wiping his mouth.
Kuja Tribal: "Of course... that still does not save Eisnaught. Which is being destroyed by Grunty and Zio."
Aribar: "Grrrr... Magic Missile!" *Even though it is useless, the elf fires an arcane missile at Kuja for 24%.*
Metal Man (GM): Kuja laughs as the missiles hit a field around him.
Kuja Tribal: "Nintopia will be destroyed in a short couple of days. The world is mine!"
Aribar: "...Star Storm!" *The elf fires a spell from the Wand of Wonder.*
Garrick Fy`aar: *BANG!*
Kuja Tribal: "Hand over the superweapon... or else you will be facing the wrath of Kuja."
Metal Man (GM): The attack hits his shield once again...
Garrick Fy`aar is currently pointing his gun at the ground, a single bullet echoing as the shell hits the floor. He mutters very softly.
Spyke looks over to Garrick, startled by the sound. "..."
Kuja Tribal: "What do you want?"
Aribar: "This isn't fair! ... If you weren't here none of this would have happened!"
Kuja Tribal: "I am the ruler of this planet, and you are my slaves."
Garrick Fy`aar: *...clink BANG! BANG BANG BANG!*
Kuja Tribal: "Stop that!"
Garrick Fy`aar smirks. The superweapon is on the ground... and four flaming piercing rounds just slammed into it.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is knocked to the ground by an unseen force.
Aribar drops the Wand of Wonder and takes out that Magikoopa wand... "Just... Die! I am not a slave to you, no matter what you say!" The elf points the wand at Kuja and imagines him blowing up in a fiery explosion.
Kuja Tribal: "...You... fool... I will kill all of you for this." *Shields himself again, the attack engulfing him, but not killing him.*
Spyke just watches, his eyes widening. "..." O_O
Garrick Fy`aar: "GO!"
Kuja Tribal: "FLARE STAR!"
Garrick Fy`aar races for the path that Grodus made, running like mad.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is instantly killed by a blast of white light that looks literally like he was hit by a star.
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"
Aribar: "Curse you to the ninth layer of Hell, Kuja!"
Spyke growls as he stands there, still protected by the Red Essence. His gaze slowly looks towards Kuja as he uses his Power Charge and begins to charge his Rasengan.
Kuja Tribal: "...I would kill you, too, but Doopliss wants you."
Spyke: "... Kuja... Why do you do these things?"
Aribar drops the Magikoopa Wand, unsheaths his own blade, and dashes at Kuja with Moonlight raised above his head. He doesn't know what he'll do, he just wants Kuja gone...
Kuja Tribal: "...Because you and your evil nature dooms you to a life of destruction!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit Kuja... he winces a bit, then punts you away. You may go into trance mode, Aribar.
Kuja Tribal: "...COMET!"
Spyke: "My evil nature?... Well, then what do you propose? Other than utter annihilation..."
Metal Man (GM): It begins to rain comets in the sparse area. Oh, yeah... you'll need to use meld on something.
Kuja Tribal: "You have interfered in my plan to save the world. You shall die."
Spyke would go Trance... if he could....
Metal Man (GM): The area nearby begins to explode.
Metal Man (GM): It's getting closer. Kuja is laughing.
Kuja Tribal: "You killed Grodus, destroyed Valhalla Fortress, destroyed the superweapon, and destroyed the Star Rod! There is nothing worse than that which I can let go without being defeated. Now... it is time to kill you... Aribar shall merely have to watch."
Kuja Tribal: "THUNDERAG--"
Metal Man (GM): He is cut short by something which hits him in the back of the head. He's on the ground now.
Metal Man: "Save your breath, betrayer of hope."
Aribar looks to see who did that...
Kuja Tribal: "If it isn't you. One of those horrible people who stopped me the first time!"
Metal Man (GM): It's Metal... in trance mode.
Spyke roars as he rushes at Kuja, still encased in the glow of the Red Essence, pausing in mid air as Kuja is knocked down to the ground.
Metal Man: "You... DARE... touch my friends... killing them... damaging the world..."
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: Unfortunately, as much as I hate to have sequences where the players are helpless, this is one of them. The hit merely bounces off of his shield.
Editor's Note: And future me considers this scene to be pretty badly written as a result. Can past me tell me why it would be impossible to damage Kuja? And why Grodus had to be so over-powerful? In fact, why did 99% of this log have to happen if all it was gonna do is be, "Kuja is TEH BAD. BEWARE!!!!"
Metal Man: "Aribar. Spyke. Drag off Garrick's body and flee. I shall take him for now."
Spyke: "... But ...what about you?"
Aribar just glares hatefully at Kuja from the ground... Tears are beginning to stream down Aribar's face as he begins to follow Metal's orders...
Kuja Tribal: "Honor will only be your death. Not to mention suicidal."
Metal Man: "Do not care about me. Just escape!"
Editor's Note: He's Illian, so it's not even like it mattered if he died. The Metal Man Aribar cares about wasn't even there. :V
Garrick Fy`aar: http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ff9_-_Dissipating_Sorrow.mid.
Aribar: "...D-don't die!" *The elf's voice trembles a bit as he goes over to Garrick.*
Metal Man: "I promise you, I will not die."
Kuja Tribal: "Do not be so sure of your words, fool."
Metal Man: "I shall teach you the reason I am leader of the Questers."
Spyke frowns, his brow furrowing... "Understood." He flies over to Garrick's body, trying to lift him, and if somehow possible, Aribar as well, and leave.
Metal Man obviously in trance mode, points his right hand at Kuja. An IMMENSE beam of blue light impacts Kuja, actually damaging him, and caking him somewhat with ice.
Metal Man (GM): You see a warp nearby.
Kuja Tribal: "Fool."
Aribar starts towards the warp... He helps Spyke lift the body of their dead friend.
Kuja Tribal: "Flare."
Metal Man (GM): The light blasts Metal, but he still stands, anger in his eyes enough to pierce steel.
Metal Man: "Ugh... you may be powerful... but you cannot... kill me yet."
Spyke continues towards the warp "Come on... I'd rather not die here..." "Aribar... You think he will be alright?"
Metal Man concentrates greatly, a triangle of runes forming around Kuja. Kuja is burnt by horrible blue fire... almost as bad as the superweapon, but not insta-destructive, and obviously wouldn't kill Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): You get to the warp, seeing Kuja burnt and caked with ice, but still merely smiling and throwing magic at Metal.
Aribar: "Y... Yes..." *He steals one last glance at Metal before entering the warp.*
Spyke: "Metal..." *He glances back one more time before going through the warp, assumingly with Aribar and Garrick's body.*
Metal Man (GM): You can't see the specifics of the battle now; Metal is still there, a shining light about him. He's heavily wounded, but still standing. You see him fighting as hard as he can, despite being outclassed... You warp to HQ... barely escaping the wrath of Kuja. Mewtwo is there at the warp, rather sad-looking.
Editor's Note: Uh. That cheap magic that Metal had could heal him faster than Kuja could damage him. Mind telling me HOW he was in peril?
Mewtwo: "A great many people appear to have perished today; and still others are still in danger. However... I shall go help Metal."
Aribar: "So many deaths today... Many of them my fault..."
Mewtwo: "I shall return..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo solemnly waves and goes into the warp shortly before it closes.
Spyke slowly loosens his grip on Garrick and falls to his knees, slamming his fist on the floor and bending over "Dammit... Dammit all..." He sobs and two tear drops land on the floor below his head.
Aribar acknowledges Mewtwo with a nod before calling upon SIMBER.
SIMBER: "What can I do for you, Aribar?"
Garrick Fy`aar is resting in both Aribar's and Spyke's hands, obviously dead. Even with lives, he'd still have died all the way from that attack. He's not deformed, obviously thanks to something in his clothes he must have put there, or maybe it's his strength from being a Quester.
Aribar downs his last four Maple Syrups and casts Revive on Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is revived.
Aribar: "...Could you escort us to the Sick Bay? ... I think we all need a bit of healing."
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER shows you the way to the sick bay, carrying or otherwise aiding those who can't walk. You can see it on the TV... two huge ships attacking the capital of Nintopia.
Editor's Note: On the flip side, 'Nintopia' was a dumb idea. Blow it to bits, old me!
Garrick Fy`aar slowly opens his eyes, not even moving anything other than that. He just stares into the ground and doesn't say a word...
Metal Man (GM): They're being counter-attacked, but the fight looks very destructive.
Spyke doesn't say a word on the way to Sick Bay, his eyes still watery.