Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 166: Divinity & Car Clashes
Date: 3:29:11 PM, March 13th; 4:21:31 PM, March 16th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Tridus walks by.
Aribar: "...By the end of the day I doubt Metal and Mewtwo will be with us..."
Editor's Note: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha wrong.
Tridus: "Many a person was killed today... but it is not in vain. You have beaten back Kuja's tentacles on Nintendus. He still has some, but... you thwarted him from just taking it all in one swoop."
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't respond, just keeps staring into the carpeted floor...
Aribar looks up at Tridus. "What do you mean? Everything we've done today, or least everything I've done has helped him!"
Tridus: "Without the machine, the Valhalla Fortress, or the fighter remote... whatever horrific thing he planned to do with them cannot be."
Aribar: "He has the Fighter Remote thanks to me... Destroying Valhalla Fortress and Zio's Castle somehow helped him..."
Spyke: "... Then why doesn't it feel like we did anything good?"
Tridus: "That will always be, as long as he lives. However... you gave him a very bad deal. He's now being attacked himself... his allies don't seem to be doing much to help him... and he's lost several key items. There is one thing that can be done, though... once you have rested and healed for a while, we must destroy the last of Grunty's empire... the Gruntilda 2. And save Eisnaught in the process... but they can hang in for a while now, it's more of a siege. For now, you need to rest. I shall keep you informed about any events that occur."
Aribar: "...It is good to know that they aren't being instantly wiped out..."
Spyke: "... Thank you..."
Tridus: "Ivan Robotnik himself predicts that he can keep them at bay for at least a month. You are welcome. I have been in this situation before... far worse, even."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...every time..."
Aribar: "...Thank you, Tridus..." *The elf slowly makes his way to the nearest empty Sickbay bed.*
Tridus: "Well. I still am. Everyone save for Metal that I knew is dead, and I was Kuja's personal pet of destruction for a while..."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly looks up and around, wondering if there are any Smashers there looking at them coming in wounded.
Metal Man (GM): The smashers pass by, giving condolences to the dead... and occasionally commenting on the wounds.
Garrick Fy`aar slowly glances around for the woman in the space suit...
Mario: "Mama-mia! Why are we fighting-a in the stadium during-a such a horrible time-a?"
Samus: "The fans, Mario. The fans."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly starts walking toward her, a blank look on his face. He passes by everyone...
Spyke nods slowly and goes to find an open bed, sitting on it sideways when he finds one. He slowly draws his pistol and turns it over and over in his hands "... If there is anything I have learned today... It is that magic is a powerful force..." He aims the gun at a wall, not firing, however. "Kuja... Next time we meet... will be our last..."
Mario: "...This is-a wrong! These few people get-a killed while we-a fight for glory and-a money?"
Luigi: "You're right, bro. We need to help them."
Garrick Fy`aar passes by Mario, giving him a small smile before turning to Samus.
Tridus: "I would suggest fighting Kuja."
Samus: "I guess it must be done. We can't let him kill the best smasher and the leader of the Questers, can we?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...get..."
Metal Man (GM): They begin going to the warp room... all 30-something of them.
Aribar: .oO(Is it even possible to defeat Kuja? ... If everyone in the world faced him... Would even THAT be enough? ... How I wish... None of this happened... Wait...)
Garrick Fy`aar can barely speak, before he collapses, slamming into the ground.
Aribar looks towards Tridus...
Aribar: "What... What if we went back in time... To the birth of Nintendus, when Kuja supposedly entered this realm? What if we tried... To stop him then? Even if it would be tampering with time... It may prevent this all from happening..."
Tridus: "You could destroy him then and there... none of this would have happened."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ff9_-_Loss_of_Me.mid
Tridus: "The world would be changed adversely."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...no."
Tridus: "There is a solution, though..."
Garrick Fy`aar gets to his feet, shaking his head.
Tridus: "...That superweapon... is there even three pieces of it left?"
Aribar: "...No idea."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I... I..."
Tridus: "If you put enough power in it, it could do that without you needing to go back in time..."
Tridus: "The problem is, it has to be in one piece. No one besides the evil Gerald Robotnik would know, otherwise."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...shut up, Tridus..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...for the first time since I came here... I thought I did the first really smart thing..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I gave a piece of Nintopia over to Kuja... that module... by blasting that weapon..."
Tridus: "...Well, even then, it cannot be all bad."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I turned my back on Nova... on everything... for the greater good... and now you tell me that if I DIDN'T DO IT, WE'D BE MUCH BETTER OFF?!?!"
Tridus: "With that weapon, he could have freely and wildly deleted everyone he hated. It would be a razor-edge. With the weapon, we would be far better off."
Garrick Fy`aar starts coughing, spitting up more blood.
Tridus: "Without it, we would all be dead. Worse than dead. Worse than slaves to Kuja. Everything you'd ever done could be erased if Gerald had fixed it up for Kuja."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm going."
Garrick Fy`aar: "To help the others."
Tridus: "Very well."
Aribar: "...Garrick, you'd be more hindrance than help... The three of us would just get in their way."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...then what am I supposed to do?!"
Tridus: "I might add, most people are fleeing the battle."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Why are we even here then!?"
Aribar: "As much as I hate it, we have to do it."
Tridus: "Mewtwo only came to help save Metal. The Smashers came to help them as well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "The Smashers are so much more powerful than us, Metal is so much more powerful than us, why are WE here then?!"
Tridus: "The only difficulty is opening a warp without him using it. You exhausted your energy keeping a weapon of infinite power out of Kuja's hands. And... succeeded... which is a monumental feat, in the face of Kuja. To make him angry enough to kill is another."
Aribar: "...I almost wonder if it would be helpful bringing some of my own friends into this war..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I was ripped from my world, Tridus... ripped... just like everyone else... to fight for this cause."
Tridus: "We need everything we've got... for even if we destroy Zio and Grunty... Kuja, Gerald, and Doopliss create a formidable, unstoppable team. As it goes, just like the triforce..."
Aribar: "Doopliss..." *A small smile forms on his face.*
Tridus: "Kuja is power, Gerald is Wisdom, and Doopliss is Courage."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...gods..."
Aribar: "Just so you guys know, he's mine... I won't fail fighting him."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh... where are those gods, huh?" *He starts chuckling.*
Spyke: "... What's so funny?"
Tridus: "And even worse... they're all against us. In the Hylian legends, Wisdom and Courage went together to destroy power.--- Are you all right? We don't need another Gerald on us. What Gods?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...goddess... right? The creators of the Triforce."
Tridus: "The Triforce-making ones made the triforce to mark the spot they left this entire dimension of existence."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...then why not go get them, huh?"
Aribar: "Garrick, the gods should not be brought into this."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nova could do it... Link be very happy, he would... heh..."
Tridus: "We have no clue which dimension they are in, or if they would help us... or even if they would try to take over?"
Aribar: "For every good god, there is certainly a bad one."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Not like anything else could beat Kuja, huh?"
Tridus: "...With enough training, you could defeat Kuja. The original Questers did it."
Aribar: "...Just wondering, are there any fields on Nintendus that are devoid of Magic?"
Tridus: "Though they lost over half of their numbers in the fight."
Wolfman is in the Holo Room if that matters.
Tridus: "The only one surrounds Nova."
Aribar shudders as he remembers that wicked day.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but with all the energy he's harnessed, how do we do that?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...we need something he doesn't have..."
Aribar: "...If we draw him there... We'd have a good chance."
Digifanatic: "The only way I know is that if VG would have to summon up one crazy Armageddon, but that involves Trance."
Tridus: "Then you have Gerald to deal with! Who uses nothing but technology."
Spyke: "... This all seems hopeless..."
Tridus: "And if both are gone, Doopliss will fight you as long as there's an inch of life on him."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...there's a rule I learned back in boot..."
Spyke: "Haywire... What if we focused on each one individually? Gerald first... Or Kuja..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "'When all seems hopeless, you have nowhere to go, try the craziest option...'..."
Tridus: "They are not bothered by status effects."
Digifanatic: "What is that, Garrick? Oh."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...computer?"
Aribar: "My brother said something similar to that once, Garrick. 'The impossible seems less of a barrier when a man is faced with his own death'."
Garrick Fy`aar: "This place got something that can heal my lives and health and all that? This medbay?"
VG is in the same Holo Room as Wolfman if that matters for you guys.
Digifanatic: "I can see where that makes sense."
Tridus: "That was already done."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh, good... I'm going to go check something... don't worry, I'm not going to go after Metal and the others..."
Tridus: "Dr. Mario left to fight Kuja."
Garrick Fy`aar pushes off the bed and starts walking back toward the warp room.
Spyke: "We need to prepare... We can't sit any more... Tridus, where can I get parts for upgrading my weapon?"
Metal Man (GM): You get to the warp room.
Tridus: "The shop."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Computer, open up a warp in... Hyrule Town... I know it's crazy, but I still want to check it out..."
Aribar slowly stands up from the bed he was sitting on... "I think I may follow you... I've gotta stock up on items."
Metal Man (GM): The warp opens.
Garrick Fy`aar steps inside.
Metal Man (GM): You enter it. *WARP.*
King Demon is wandering aimlessly around the base.
Aribar: "Thanks, Tridus... I don't feel so bad about myself now."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I might as well be buying stuff... if I have anything to amount worth a thing."
Metal Man (GM): A dark cloud can be seen nearby... where the fighting is going on.
Aribar heads down to the stores... He's going to sell something that'll probably need at least a bit of roleplaying, so he'll wait until Garrick's part is done.
Garrick Fy`aar steps out of the warp and glances around the town around the castle.
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit quiet. People are scared, hiding, or occasionally walking around. Guards are everywhere.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...excuse me."
Spyke follows Aribar (and I'll fall silent as well)
Garrick Fy`aar walks up to a guard and talks to him...
Digifanatic: "Though with all my badges, my item count is bad..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Is there a holy place for you around here? A church or something?"
Metal Man (GM): He points to the temple of time.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ah, thank you..."
Metal Man (GM): Which is a cathedral.
Digifanatic: (sigh) "I can only carry 4 unique items with me... all of my badges are practically necessary for my style..."
Guard: "The holiest place on this planet is there... the triforce is there."
Garrick Fy`aar heads for it, walking through the huge doors and stepping inside.
Metal Man (GM): You walk through, seeing the three spiritual stones in their places.
King Demon has to go, otherwise he'd join Garrick as well.
Garrick Fy`aar walks inside, looking at the jewels and up at the huge door blocking the way onward. He takes a deep breath, then kneels at the altar where the jewels are floating "...I don't know if anyone up there can hear me, god, goddess, priest or whatever... but I need to talk to someone... anyone..."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/temple.mid
Digifanatic is stretching out on his bed, a bit sore and all, looking for something to write with. He gets up, a bit hurting, but staggers over to the drawer and pulls out a pad and paper.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...there's a massive battle going on... and that's just a taste of a even bigger one to come... I was always told to find the craziest option... and somehow the Triforce came up..."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... need to write, need to write, need to write..."
Metal Man (GM): You sit there for a short bit, the gems shining. Zelda walks in from behind.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I know this planet is a place of some very strange happenings... and I know I'm not Link, the Hero of Time... but if anyone is listening to me... please... help us..."
Zelda: "Hello, s---Garrick. Sorry... I'm used to somebody else being there."
Garrick Fy`aar spins around, gun drawn.
Zelda: "I heard you... what is it you need?"
Digifanatic finds a pen in the other drawer. "Here we go..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh... Zelda... I'm sorry, you caught me off guard..." *He replaces his gun, then sighs.*
Zelda: "I foretold the events which have passed by... destruction and dark skies... But... something... pierces through the darkness."
Garrick Fy`aar remains silent.
Zelda: "Unfortunately... the Triforce is gone."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, I know that much... I haven't come looking for that, don't worry."
Zelda: "Well. Not exactly, but it has divided into the three parts."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I just thought... well... maybe those goddesses of yours could be up there... and maybe they could help..."
Zelda: "Unfortunately, they left shortly after creating this realm. The triforce is the closest thing to their help."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, see, there's this saying in my world. 'God is always watching over you.' I thought that maybe they were too... and that something big and huge would help us if I asked... I'm not a religious guy, but... well... I'm pretty much desperate for anything now..."
Metal Man (GM): *CRACK* *CRACK* *CRACK* The door begins to break down. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/IntroGanon.mid Zelda gasps and backs off.
Zelda: "...No... it can't be!"
Metal Man (GM): A single gauntleted fist sticks through the stone door.
Garrick Fy`aar spins around, his gun drawn again. He growls and backs up, slamming in a fresh clip and cocking it "...you've got to be KIDDING me!"
Metal Man (GM): It energizes... the entire door turns black and crumbles. Ganondorf... is standing there.
Ganondorf: "Free... at last... Free of Kuja's treachery!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "How are you here?! Damn it!"
Ganondorf: "The Triforce of power... mine again..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks towards you, and laughs some.
Ganondorf: "You... you must help me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Help you?! Why would I help you?!"
Ganondorf: "You summoned me yourself. I am all that is left. As I know Bowser helped Aribar, I can help you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you're going to help me, and I'm going to help you."
Ganondorf: "...Kuja is not ready for an attack of evil."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly rises out of stance, not holstering his gun but lowering it slightly.
Ganondorf: "If... we can get the triforce completed... and use it... he will be slowed down. We must also raise Bowser... from the grave where Valhalla and Zio's castle collided and exploded."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, there are two of them here... the third is in battle right now."
Ganondorf: "Let us go back to your headquarters. The common people will not like seeing us together."
Zelda: "...Should I help? He's... evil!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...just one more question. How do I know I can trust you?"
Ganondorf: "Kuja controlled me for a long time."
Wolfman and VG exit the Holo Room... they'll get more practice another day.
Ganondorf: "You summoned me. In exchange for my freedom... I must serve you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex... ...open a warp to the Stadium. Zelda, I would appreciate it if you came as well."
Zelda: "Garrick? Should I link my part of the Triforce with his? Sure..."
VG: "Do you think we'll ever get this right Wolf?"
Wolfman: "In time, perhaps... let's wait for the others at R&R right now."
Ganondorf: "Together... we shall destroy Kuja."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We're at least going to need you for healing. A lot of Smashers are going to be injured..."
Wolfman and mushroom go to R&R to wait for the others.
Ganondorf: "Together... Nintendus will unite to destroy Kuja!!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's hope you're right, Ganondorf..."
Editor's Note: Oh my god, this writing. Just gag me now.
Metal Man (GM): He sounds all evil and such, despite obviously talking of what should be a good event.
Ganondorf: "Of course... I will return to the stadium."
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf makes a portal.
Ganondorf: "Let us begin."
Garrick Fy`aar walks toward the portal, motioning for Zelda to follow.
Metal Man (GM): Zelda walks in as well.
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you've got a better idea, Miss, I'll be glad to hear it. If you don't, let's go."
Zelda: "We have no choice..."
Metal Man (GM): You warp all into R&R. All the other Questers would see the group. Especially Ganondorf.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm back."
VG: "Hello... Ganondorf?!?" *He hides behind Wolfman.*
Ganondorf: "So long since I have been here... So long since I have seen the fighters..."
Wolfman: "...I will agree with you on that regard." *Neutral voice.*
Digifanatic: "What is THIS?!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "This... is our help."
Ganondorf: "I should have never left... look what has happened!"
Aribar looks up at Ganondorf... "... 'allo, arm chopper."
Wolfman: "I'm guessing you came here willingly, and in peace Ganondorf."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to the dark wizard.
Wolfman: "What exactly do you want?"
Ganondorf: "Hello... in the face of extreme danger, I have been forced to help you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I... kind of... control Ganondorf now... or at least I tell him what to do."
Ganondorf: "My plan... to unite Nintendus to destroy Kuja."
Wolfman: "A sound idea... but I'm unsure if you are the best face to do so."
Digifanatic quickly walks into his room, envelops, stamps, and addresses the letter, and starts heading to the "Send Letters" bin.
Spyke: "..." *He acknowledges Ganondorf's existence with a scowl and turns his head.*
Metal Man (GM): The smashers and others have come back from the battle by now.
Aribar: "...Good luck." *It is all that Aribar says as he continues towards the stores.*
Metal Man (GM): They're all alive... but injured and beaten up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Okay, this is going to be tough... erm... Zelda, you're going to need to calm Link down..."
Metal Man (GM): Link comes by... when he sees Ganondorf, he does everything but fall over.
Wolfman: "Don't take it the wrong way... but you aren't exactly the most loved person here."
VG notes the Smashers... MAN, they seem wasted. He goes to do his best Dr. Mario impression... or something; Dr. VG is in the house!
Link: "...I came back from being beaten by a maniac and GANONDORF waltzes right out of the Dark World..." @_@
Wolfman: "Link, at ease."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario, surprisingly, is unharmed.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Link, let's just calm down... We have an idea..."
Wolfman: "Everything has gotten crazy within the past 48 hours."
Digifanatic: "...DOC?! How in the world did you escape without the hint of a scratch?! Hmm... what is the plan, Garrick?"
Aribar heads up to G&W's store, assuming the Smasher is even there.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, according to tall, dark, and darker here, putting the Triforce back together should hurt Kuja somehow..."
Wolfman (GM): Aribar: Until Metal says otherwise, consider the store kind of closed. Since ONLY Dr. Mario got away unscathed... well, let's not overwork him.
Aribar: "Hmp... I'll teach that lazy store keeper something..." *He heads up to the medical bay after downing a Weapon Energy Capsule.* "Hrm..." *He attempts to find G&W's room and heads into it.*'
Wolfman (GM): Aribar: the door is closed.
Digifanatic sighs. "I have nothing to say for now, so I guess if anyone needs me, I'll be in my room."
Aribar: "...Spoony salesman."
Wolfman (GM): ...I said closed. think of the wording.
Digifanatic: *He starts walking back to his room, hops on his bed for a few seconds, and walks back to his desk, and turns on his comp.*
Aribar sighs and just gives up... The elf heads to his own room.
Wolfman (GM): ...I never said it was locked
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I don't know much about this, but you three need to put your pieces of the Triforce together..."
Spyke heads to the shop, head hung. .oO(Even my... Rasengan... couldn't... do anything... I need to rethink my strategy...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Anything that can hurt Kuja is a good thing in ANYONE'S book..."
Wolfman (GM): Spyke: same deal with you. G&W just got injured most likely... let the 2-D guy rest.
Link: "Seeing as Ganondorf is under your control, he cannot do anything bad... For the first time since Ganondorf first stole the Triforce, the Triforce shall be whole again."
Metal Man (GM): They put their fists together, and a large triforce appears.
Metal Man walks over.
Digifanatic walks back out, kinda bored, and sees the glowing Triforce. "Dang..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whoa..."
Wolfman: "Hmm... Garrick, would you know if--" *Stops.*
Spyke raises his head and stares at the closed door "... Oh, right... Forgot he is a Smasher, too..." He heads back to the room where the others have parked themselves.
Metal Man: "Any rumors of my death are very much exaggerated... and... woah... the Triforce in the big room..."
VG just has a look of awe.
Wolfman: "Metal, wake up; we're in R&R."
Digifanatic: "I didn't even know there were rumors, Metal."
Metal Man: "Oh, right. ...Getting hit by a small star does that to you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...how is this supposed to help again, Ganondorf?"
Spyke neters to see this spectacle "... Woah..."
Ganondorf: "This is the first step..."
Wolfman: "Anyway, I have a question. Is EVERYONE having trouble damaging Kuja... or is it just us Questers?"
Ganondorf: "The divided Triforce is weak."
Digifanatic: "Good question, Wolf."
Ganondorf: "Together, it can change the path of history... to good, or to bad."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but what does it do now that it's together? What do we do?"
Metal Man: "No, Wolfman. Everyone has trouble."
Wolfman: "...I'm unsure if the training that VG and I were doing earlier would be of much help then."
Ganondorf: "We continue our path... if you ever encounter Kuja, it can be summoned to save you."
Digifanatic: "Wow. That's very nice."
VG: "...thanks..." *Still shocked at this.*
Ganondorf: "However, I hear that Kuja was wounded in the fight. Especially his pride."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It needs to be put somewhere extremely safe..."
Ganondorf: "So he may not show himself for a long while."
Metal Man: "That's right here, Garrick!"
Digifanatic: "No, Gerald's there, I think..."
Wolfman: "In other words, nowhere NEAR my safe."
Metal Man: "Oh, yeah. Away from the safes."
Wolfman: "Somehow, I still lose things that get put in there."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova... geez, I need to talk to him..."
Digifanatic: .oO(I thought Nova was an it...)
Metal Man (GM): And now... for another enemy-viewpoint scene! *The camera zooms out and flies... it goes so fast, it eventually rips through this reality and appears in Lumis's old castle... which has been fixed or something.* Kuja walks in, limping a bit, his clothes tattered.
Kuja Tribal: "Those fools got away... and I didn't even manage to destroy one of them. They destroyed the super-weapon, the Valhalla Fortress, and my unwitting helpers. The fighter remote is buried in magma and rubble... ...It is very refreshing that they were able to do this."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Kuja%27s_Melody.mid <--Yet again. He walks in, looking about.
Kuja Tribal: "They have only mildly inconvenienced me. My master plan still holds..."
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers, and Gerald appears.
Gerald Robotnik: "Hello."
Kuja Tribal: "Did you get the module under control?"
Gerald Robotnik: "It is ours... the land around it belongs to us now."
Kuja Tribal: "Excellent. The Questers thought that the super-weapon was more valuable, but they were wrong. They were of... equal value. Soon, we shall act. How is Doopliss?"
Gerald Robotnik: "He's still dreadfully annoyed that he lost the remote... someone named Mr. T attacked him."
Kuja Tribal: "Mr... T? How odd. I shall have to destroy that person. He appears to be linked to the other dead meddler. Those old Questers defy me even more openly then Ganondorf."
Gerald Robotnik: "Shall I begin executive program 1?"
Kuja Tribal: "Yes. We need it to start."
Gerald Robotnik: "Very well. When shall the destruction begin?"
Kuja Tribal: "I cannot say."
Gerald Robotnik: "You cannot say? No scientist works under vague circumstances!"
Kuja Tribal: "I shall get you a time soon."
Gerald Robotnik: "Hmph. Now... what about Locos?"
Kuja Tribal: "With him disillusioned, he cannot find the secret of the emeralds. He hides in another realm, where one with more power than I lives. The only thing I shall do... is let that being loose."
Gerald Robotnik: "What? Are you insane? That thing could save the world!"
Kuja Tribal: "If I am the one to awaken it, I can pull off a few spells which will control the destruction."
Gerald Robotnik: "Very well... but there must be a failsafe! I don't want something COMPLETELY immune to your control wandering around."
Kuja Tribal: "It shall be done. I have made extra details to hide the true secret of the emeralds. So even if the Questers look, they will find nothing but charcoal."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* In comes Doopliss... looking disappointed.
Doopliss: "I'm sorry... that freak... I couldn't copy him! He punched me and then ran off with the fighter remote, yelling something about an Atomic Team..."
Kuja Tribal: "It does not matter. Bowser is dead, and a weapon which could have been used against me is gone."
Doopliss: "...But... Grodus is dead!"
Kuja Tribal: "He was always dead, you fool."
Gerald Robotnik: "What? Impossible!"
Doopliss: "That can't be! He talked to me!"
Kuja Tribal: "The real Grodus is safe in his home realm... which is even further away from Nintendus than the Second Moon. That robotic fake, however, will become our footsoldiers."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja grins.
Gerald Robotnik: "...Genius! Something of such power, in such numbers... the colossal destruction!"
Kuja Tribal: "Use the module of Nova to produce them. Keep them highly secret. I shall hide your facility using the X-zone."
Doopliss: "That reminds me... what about The Void?"
Kuja Tribal: "...Do not bring that thing up again. His failure made YOU look like the Questers."
Doopliss: "...*Gulp* Yes sir."
Gerald Robotnik: "Well, our plans seem to be riding smoothly. Whenever anyone destroys one thing, we smoothly use another. Even though we've lost the tower, the Valhalla, the fighter remote, Grodus, and a super weapon."
Kuja Tribal: "Stop bringing that up! It's annoying. That's as annoying as reminding you how dead you are."
Gerald Robotnik: "...Sorry."
Doopliss: "What about killing Aribar? And what happened to Shadow Aribar?"
Kuja Tribal: "I don't know about Shadow Aribar. Aribar shall be killed by you. From now on, you are to relentlessly hunt him down. Attack only Aribar."
Doopliss: "Certainly! I shall go now to get ready."
Kuja Tribal: "Good idea."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss leaves.
Gerald Robotnik: "Now... there is one last thing."
Kuja Tribal: "...?"
Gerald Robotnik: "I have... a monster in my control..."
Kuja Tribal: "Which?"
Gerald Robotnik: "Culex."
Kuja Tribal: "...---"
Metal Man (GM): *It cuts out here.* And that ends the session: The Darkest Day. Back at the Stadium...
Mr. Game and Watch: *Is at the counter, as usual, after recovering some.*
Aribar: "I've a mighty weapon of power for you, Mr. Watch..." *He takes out the Magikoopa Wand.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hmmmmm?"
Aribar: "This wand, although weak physically, can be deadly in combat. A novice in its use can only use it to half an attacker's power in combat for about 18 seconds (3 rounds). However, I know its true power... This wand can cast many destructive spells. From explosions to lightning bolts... It can do almost anything you want it to do."
Mr. Game and Watch: "I will pay you 5,000 coins for it."
Aribar: "...Okay!" *He hands the wand to G&W... The elf was only expecting 1000 at best.* "Now... I shall buy various items with this money... Nine Maple Syrups (3600)..."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Sure."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Oh, yeah... have you heard of Ivan's items? They're expensive but good."
Aribar: "Two Green Potions... Ivan's items? Hrm..." *He looks at that section.* "Way too expensive..."
Ivan Robotnik Items
109 Robot Spray This spray instantly kills one robot that has less than 300 total HP! Â¢3000
110 Miracle Medicine Pop this pill, and you're cured of all status effects and immune to all of them for one battle. Â¢6000
111 Four Leaf Clover Use this pretty plant to gain one reroll in the next battle! Can only use one per mission. Â¢5000
112 Ultra Glue Throw this at an enemy, and they become unable to move for one round! (Reducing SPD to 0) Â¢4500
113 Spiked Shoes These marvelous shoes bestow the ability to walk on walls and +5 to kicking damage for on battle. Â¢3333
114 Force Field This force field generator has 20 HP. Ranged attacks go through it. As long as it's active, melee range attacks cannot hit you. Â¢5000
115 Tranq Gun It's a gun. Three shots. d20+SPD to hit. You may fire once per action. If it hits the enemy, they fall asleep. Â¢5555
116 Turbo Gum Better than the average gum! For an entire battle, +1 to SPD. Â¢7500
117 Duct Tape An all-purpose item! Heal 5% damage, fix a broken weapon, or close ducts! Three uses per roll. Â¢6000
118 Door Opener 3000 Tired of locked doors? With this handy-dandy ring, they open! 3 uses. Â¢9000
119 Fire Extinguisher This safe item puts out fires or deals 15% ice damage and freezes the opponent on a successful d20+SPD mod attack! 5 uses. Quad damage against fire enemies. Â¢6500
120 Item Teleporter ZAP! Move one item to you or to a location away from you in seconds. Â¢2500
Aribar: "I'm going to sell these four Lightning Topazes for 600... Buy another Green Potion with that... Not much here under 200 coins... I guess I'll use up the last of my money with a Weapons Energy Capsule. And that'll be all..." *He heads back to his room.*
VG is in R&R, looking at the display of the Man-Eating couch. .oO(...why DO we have a man-eating couch in here anyway?)
Digifanatic looks at it as well. "Heh... some things never disappear."
VG just goes back to the TV part of the room.
Metal Man (GM): It shows a typical monster-movie like scene... with two huge ships attacking Eisnaught.
Azure: *Resides in the library yet again reading yet another random book.*
Wolfman is... well, put me in the garden or something.
Metal Man (GM): Ivan's singular ship is making various passes at them, but is not strong enough alone to destroy them while they're in formation.
VG: "...what is Eisnaught? And what is...?"
Metal Man (GM): The shield to the city protects it from damage.
VG: "...Digi, think you can come here?"
Reporter: *British Accent* "Latest news on the attack of Eisnaught, formerly known as Toad Town."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..." *He walks over to where Veeg is.*
VG: .oO(...why did Toad Town have to get a name change...?)
Reporter: "Two unknown ships, demanding control of Nintopia, have opened fire on the shields. Ivan's single ship, the Savior III, is unable to do much but shoot at them from far away. The ships are conveniently located next to the holographic highway, where a few daring spectators watch."
VG tries to get a look a these 'unknown' ships... to see if he does recognize them.
Reporter: "We will bring you more updates on this news as it goes."
Digifanatic: "Daring indeed."
VG: "Hang on Digi... I want to see if those ships look familiar."
Metal Man (GM): You see one of them, which has 'GRUNTILDA II' on the side... it's the ship from those blueprints in Grunty's tower. The other one is most obviously a Glukkon/Space Pirate Design, with a black skull on the front of it.
Digifanatic: "Grunty... she's not done..."
VG: "...to quote Wolfman, 'SLAG IT!'"
Metal Man (GM): The speakers across HQ turn on.
Azure: *He closes it and sets it on the table as its warped away and walks out of the library.*
Mewtwo: "Please report to the Big room for mission briefing."
VG: "Digi, get any able body to the Big Room. I'm going to alert Mew--" *Hears the speaker turn on* "...two..."
Mewtwo: "I repeat, please report to the Big room for mission briefing."
Metal Man (GM): It then turns off.
VG: "Yeah, I'm coming, I'm coming..." *He hops into the warp pipe that leads to the Big Room.*
Digifanatic jumps in the room's Warp Pipe to the floor underneath. "We got him the first time..."
Azure: "This group does keep itself busy..." *He heads toward the big room.*
Wolfman isn't sure if he heard that... he was in the garden. "...not this again. I'll never get peace... SIMBER, Teleport me please."
Metal Man (GM): Metal is already in there, and Mewtwo is setting up various diagrams. *WARP* Wolfman appears in the big room. The diagrams are as follows:
VG: "I was wondering where you were."
Metal Man (GM): A diagram of a convertible limo, which seems heavily armored.... A diagram of both Grunty's battleship and... what is revealed to be Zio's battleship... And finally, a diagram INSIDE Grunty's battleship.
Azure: "What is that thing? It looks slightly familiar..."
Wolfman: "...let me guess; infiltrate and destroy from within."
Mewtwo: "This mission will be different from normal."
Wolfman: .oO(...okay, maybe not)
Digifanatic: "In what way?"
Mewtwo: "Metal will have to drive you up the holographic freeway in the HAC, or Heavily Armored Convertible for short."
VG pays more attention to the diagrams than Wolfman did.
Mewtwo: "The HAC is ideal for road-based combat. It allows you to attack with ranged attacks even while speeding. However, you still have to jump to get in some close-range attacks."
Digifanatic: "Metal? Drive? Oh boy..."
Mewtwo: "It comes with ropes to keep you from being knocked off or getting stuck on other vehicles."
Metal Man (GM): brb (Putting Pizza in now)
VG: "Will the HAC support items?"
Digifanatic: "Okay. Good."
Wolfman: "...does Metal HAVE to Drive?"
Digifanatic: "If you weren't part of it, you might not want to know..."
Wolfman: "...think steering, only instead of a horse, something more... mechanical."
Azure: "Umm okay..." .oO(What the heck is a horse...) "Thanks Wolf."
Wolfman: "No problem."
Metal Man (GM): Back again.
Mewtwo: "Well... someone else could drive, but then that person couldn't fight."
Mewtwo: "The HAC does support items, all of which are ranged... save for a few. Metal can't go off-road in this car, either."
VG: .oO(Not exactly what I meant... oh well)
Metal Man: "Yeah. It isn't like I can drive off a waterfall..."
Wolfman: "Don't remind me."
Mewtwo: "Going off-road on the Holographic highway means a plunge to your doom. The only obstacles expected will be some other Sunday Drivers, and whatever will try to stop you from driving right into Gruntilda's ship. From there, you must destroy the reactor, and flee."
VG: "Drive, shoot, invade, destroy, flee. Got it."
Mewtwo: "With that ship down, Ivan's ship can take on Zio's, and Eisnaught will be safe again. You understand me?"
VG: "Now, if that's all... I call shotgun!"
Azure: "It's gonna sit still for us to drive into?"
Digifanatic: "Got it."
Azure: "Shotgun!" *Azure drops to the ground.*
Digifanatic: "Just a term. Not like the weapon."
Wolfman: "And I thought being from the future left me out of the loop for sayings..."
Mewtwo: "...That depends on your experience, and will vary."
Azure: *Sweatdrop* *Rises up slowly*
Wolfman: "When someone calls shotgun, they mean they call the seat next to the driver."
Mewtwo: "It may or may not try to escape you, or it may sit still."
Wolfman: "Usually, it's a navigational position."
VG: "Only I use it for item access... we're probably going to need it."
Azure: I see... .oO(Seriously what the heck is a horse...)
Metal Man: "Well then, let's get going."
Metal Man walks off to the underground garage.
VG follows Metal quickly.
Azure: "Okay..." *Follows.*
Wolfman follows Azure... this is definitely a strange group.
Metal Man (GM): The car is very simple: an extended car-only version of the CAC.
Metal Man hops in the driver's seat.
VG gets shotgun.
Digifanatic sits wherever.
Metal Man: "Now then... we must ensure this car is not destroyed."
Wolfman takes the "weapon" seat... usually near the back.
VG: "Want me to deploy a Super Plush Bear now, or later?"
Metal Man (GM): You find the seatbelts to include a tether.
Digifanatic: "I got one of those as well..."
Metal Man: "It can't work on this car. This car is too huge."
Digifanatic: "In case the first rips."
VG: "...you are no fun."
Digifanatic: "Never mind."
Metal Man (GM): brb, checking on pizza.
VG wonders if ANYTHING he can use will help... he straps himself in.
Azure: .oO(Note to self... I must read up on all the mechanical devices of this world...)
Wolfman also gets strapped in.
Metal Man (GM): Back.
Digifanatic belts in, exhales kinda deeply, and gets prepared.
Metal Man: "Okay then... let's see... is that everybody? VG... Wolfman... Digi... Azure..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, far as I know."
Azure: *Twiddles with the straps for a while looking at them strangely. He mimics Digi and straps it on and then gives a sigh of relief.*
Wolfman: "I'd rather NOT have someone ride the roof this time."
Azure: "Is this thing trying to eat me? I feel like it's pushing me back into it..."
Digifanatic: "Or the undercarriage."
Metal Man: "Relax... this car seats ten people!"
VG: "...I don't feel relaxed. I'm only in front in case I have to jam items into the car's system."
Metal Man: "Now then. Off we go." *The garage door opens, and the car takes off, at normal speed.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, this isn't too bad so far.)
Metal Man (GM): Everybody is now on a highway approaching Eisnaught, which looks much like the Emerald City, but Gray, and more angular skyscrapers, surrounded by a translucent blue force field, two large ships and another, separate ship.
VG: "...Toad Town..." *He hangs his head down.*
Digifanatic: "And THAT is the former Toad Town... (emphasis on "Toad") ...ah. Sorry."
VG: "It's alright. I usually hung around Grass Land anyway."
Metal Man: "The original buildings are still there. It's just become a metropolis now."
Wolfman: "Toad Town, a metropolis? HA!"
Digifanatic: "Was it Ivan that gave it the name Eisnaught?"
Metal Man (GM): The CAC reaches the city, and speeds in...
Metal Man: "Yes."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder how he came up with it."
Metal Man swerves into an upward-moving yellow holographic road... the drive becomes smooth as glass, without any bumps whatsoever. "Alright, this is where the fun starts."
VG: "What; you expect us to be shot at now?"
Metal Man (GM): There's a red 'Do not pass' barrier up ahead. Metal drives right through it.
Metal Man: "No, just a few friendly barriers."
Digifanatic: "Did that just say..."
Wolfman: "It did."
Digifanatic looks past the back window.
Wolfman: "Everyone, get ready for anything."
Metal Man (GM): ...There's some trashed cars nearby. Metal drives through them as well. brb, checking on pizza once more.
Azure: .oO(Calm pleasant thoughts... cho... cha... re... oh... cho... cha... re oh... ahhhhh. HES CRAZY! We're gonna die in this infernal beast!)
VG: .oO(I really need to check if Metal has a driver's license or something later...)
Metal Man (GM): The car is now gaining altitude as the junked cars start to thin out. You can see, through the field, the silhouette of Grunty's ship.
Digifanatic: "Hey, there it is... Enemy sighted." *He gives an OK to the others as the car moves along.*
Metal Man: "...Uh-oh. We've got something following us. Somebody check it out."
Wolfman: "Azure, this is the time where you want to hang on, and get a weapon ready. ...like right behind us!" *He turns around, and gets his Howl Buster ready.*
Digifanatic: "Wolf, you say something's chasing us?"
Wolfman: "Metal did."
Azure looks to Wolfman "What... weapon...."
Digifanatic: "Oh, sorry. Just spaces out on the Grunty ship."
Wolfman: "Anything that can be used at a distance."
Metal Man (GM): You look behind you, and see an ominous looking truck... like those trucks used to carry large sums of cash to banks... An armored truck! It's getting closer....
Digifanatic: "Oh no... Everyone who can attack with a ranged move, do it... right now."
Azure: "That doesn't look very pleasant..."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/nes/mrider4.mid
Wolfman: "It's probably not. If you guys can, aim for the tires."
Metal Man (GM): It's getting closer, now. The truck is manned by a small mob of people.
Wolfman aims for the front right tire (truck's view) and lets loose.
Metal Man (GM): There's an evil-looking yoshi driving it... with an eyepatch!
Digifanatic: "That Yoshi must be the leader of this dang thing."
Metal Man (GM): It's far enough away that it swerves out of the way.
Digifanatic: "Well, someone related to this joint..."
Metal Man (GM): The wheels then close into the body of the truck and the truck hovers up right next to the limo!
VG: "Who's back there? I'm not in the best position to help you here." (I'm at the front.)
Metal Man (GM): There's a ninji... some shy guys... And some mouser gangsters!
Wolfman: "...okay, forget the tire idea."
Digifanatic: "Well, Bowser have readied some big troops..."
Wolfman: "...I'm doubting Bowser."
Yoshi: "Give us that sweet ride of yours or we'll send you to the junk yard!"
Digifanatic: "Whoever it is, sounds pretty desperate to take us down..."
Wolfman tries to recognize the Yoshi... eyepatch... (INTing)
Metal Man (GM): The Yoshi presses a button. A machinegun pops out of the hood of the truck... as does a harpoon gun out of the back top of the truck, manned by a Shy Guy. You'd recognize it as being the mark of a pirate! And seeing from how they want to steal your car... they're pirates of the high ways! (/Pun)
Azure moves himself around, fire energy building in his palms. He spins his hands together and fires in an angle so much so that it looks like he's trying to shoot at the shy guy. Explosive force rings out in the distance.
Metal Man (GM): The truck serves out of the way of that attack... battle time!
VG is kind of far away at the front of the car though... this won't be easy for him to help much.
Metal Man (GM): Battle: Questers vs. Armored Truck Gang!
Metal Man (GM): The Ninji leaps into the convertible and tries to steal something from VG, then Azure. First is for VG, next one is for Azure.
VG gets lucky and avoids getting stolen... Azure isn't really as lucky.
Metal Man (GM): Azure: List me all your normal items. If you have none, that's okay too. He steals 100 rings off of you! And deals 10% damage to you. Rear Machinegun Guy is not in range to attack or be attacked.
VG gets out a Guardian Acorn and attempts to use it on the car first... barring that, then on Metal, for we need the driver ALIVE to stay alive.
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't work on the car, but Metal instead.
Metal Man: "Thanks."
Digifanatic: "Nice idea, Veeg."
VG: "...when we get back, get this car to accept items." *He decides to charge up the Deathzooka for action 2...he can't really do much else.*
Metal Man (GM): He sees VG charging, and counters by taking a precise shot at VG. It fails... giving him a critical miss. VG may counter-attack Gangster 2... which is a Mouser with a Sniper Rifle.
VG charges it up another level instead. "Guys, get that Mouser if possible."
Metal Man (GM): That Mouser, annoyed, takes a regular shot at VG. It instantly hits VG for 10% damage, regardless of anything he tries to evade it.
Digifanatic: "If we do not learn anything else..."
Metal Man (GM): The Hammer Brother pitches a hammer at Digi.
Digifanatic: "Level 1 is always--DAH!"
Metal Man (GM): 20% damage if that hits.
VG gets the charge knocked out of him... what the? "...he's a sniper!"
Digifanatic: "That too."
Azure: "Darn them." *He charges a ball of of fire energy and aims it toward the mouser firing two shot from his hand at it.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit. Gangsters 1 and 2's goes. Gangster 1 pulls out an Uzi and opens fire on Azure. Azure: Two speed checks. That used two luckies, FYI. You take 25 damage. Gangster 2 attacks Wolfman with magical powers... he hurls fireballs at the Wolf! Wolfman: Three INT checks.
Wolfman gets burned... with three fireballs...?
VG sees Wolfman get burned... three fireballs...?
Metal Man (GM): You take a total of 35 fire damage.
VG: "Guys, we're dealing with Wart's crew! That was Tryclyde!"
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 2 then does the same fireball attack at Digi. Digi: Three INT checks.
Metal Man: "Just keep the car in one piece!"
Metal Man (GM): 35 damage to Di... only 15 fire damage to Digi.
Digifanatic: "Hehe... what they don't know." *He then uses a Quake Smash Thunderstorm on every opponent.*
Metal Man (GM): One problem. The truck, with everything but that single ninji, floats off of the ground. And hitting inside the car would mean smashing everyone inside the car as well as the ninji.
Digifanatic tries lobbing a Microwave at the Mouser that stole Veeg's charge.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He ducks inside the van as the Microwave hits the ground instead.
Digifanatic then tries a Super Mario Punch on that Ninji.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. Hit! The Ninji is knocked around by the punch.
Digifanatic: "Good old spare change."
Metal Man (GM): Your turn finished?
Wolfman attempts to shoot the ninji off of the car with the Howl Buster... no one is in the way, right?
Metal Man (GM): Three hits. It holds onto the trunk, still.
Metal Man (GM): It drops Azure's rings onto the highway. They go skittering away... far... far away...
Wolfman uses his second action to secure the rope around his waist... he removes the seat belt, and then gets the beam saber equipped.
Metal Man (GM): The tether remains attached to you.
Wolfman then goes for just ONE slash against this guy... he wants to either knock him off or cut him up.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him. He's still just BARELY alive... He seems to smirk back at you demonically. The turret on the Truck's hood opens fire on Wolfman. 40% damage per hit.
Wolfman goes all Luke Skywalker like and bats the shots away (AC is not beaten)
Metal Man (GM): A Shy Guy manning a harpoon gun decides to fire at Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): It's batted away as well... the Ninji then tries to grab Wolfman! He misses. Angry, he tries to steal from Wolfman instead. And he misses.
Digifanatic: "Fend em off, Wolf! That's it, man!"
Metal Man (GM): The Shy Guy with the machinegun is unable to do anything.
Wolfman is feeling loved.
VG uses his first action to get roped up instead of belted down... his hat is already on. He then attempts to show the Ninji how to REALLY grab... and dunk as well.
Metal Man (GM): The Ninji leaps over you.
VG almost had it.
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 2, who is annoyed by Wolfman constantly avoiding attacks, attempts to nab him with a precise shot. He fails. crit failure. Wolfman gets a counter attack against him.
Wolfman shows that mouser how to shoot... Howl Buster time!
Metal Man (GM): Yup. The sniper tries again... *SNAP* You get hit in the head for 80% damage.
Metal Man (GM): The Hammer Brother hurls a hammer at you.
Wolfman: *MEGA RUSH activated CLOSE CALL activated.*
Metal Man (GM): It flies by and hits the ground.
Wolfman: *DODGE auto-activated.*
VG checks his inventory.. .oO(Okay, I can spare one)
Azure unstraps his seat belt and lunges at the Ninji. His arms swoop open then come crushing down at it. His arms yet again break through the G forces. -Impact Bounder-
Metal Man (GM): You knock it into the highway, from which it falls through the floor in typical SMB2 fashion. Gangsters 1's turn. Gangster 1, avenging the death of his comrade, throws a gas bomb which envelops VG, Azure, and Wolf in smoke. If that hit, you lose one action from next turn. Next, he fires at Azure with the Uzis. Azure: SPD save. You take 9 damage. Gangster 3 makes weird motions with his arms... Wolfman is suddenly attacked by his own beam saber five times! Wolfman: Roll five normal beam saber slashes against yourself. They work as normal, but no luck quirks against yourself. You're hit trice by your own weapon. The magic caster then hurls fireballs at Wolfman. Three INT saves.
Digifanatic: "Wolf, what happened to you?!"
Wolfman: *Computer* "System overload!" *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): Okay... they fly at Digi! Digi, 3 INT checks. Digi takes 35 damage.
Digifanatic uses an X Accuracy and then lobs another Thunderstorm at one of the Gangsters.
Metal Man: "Guys! Take out the driver! Or the Truck!"
Metal Man: "Killing off all the minor minions will take forever!"
Wolfman aims for the driver if possible... barring that, then who VG suspects is Tryclyde. howl buster (only projectile I got).
Metal Man (GM): You attack the driver. He ducks below the driver window, and the attacks simply fly into the truck and disappear.
Wolfman never had a chance to use that Sub Tank... drat... He just defends then.
Metal Man (GM): The Driver accelerates.
Metal Man: "Don't let him get by!" *He attempts to counter the enemy car.*
Metal Man (GM): The truck fails to get past. However, now it tries ramming the CAC. It misses by a mile, bouncing off the side bumper of the freeway. The Truck Turret then opens fire on Azure. 40% damage per hit. The Harpoon Guy fires off a harpoon at Wolfman again. It, once again, simply misses. New round! Spyke is warped in to help.
Azure: *Kneels to the ground for a moment trying to regain his composure he begins to breath harder.*
Digifanatic: "Spyke? Where were ya?"
VG: "Welcome aboard Spyke... just get yourself tethered in here."
Spyke: "Sorry; I slept in..." *><* "I'm ready."
Azure: "This is brutal. A bit more and I'd be gone..."
Digifanatic: "It's okay."
VG notes that Wolfman is the one getting attacked... BADLY. He goes to help him: X Accuracy and Super Sneakers for him!
Spyke: "So... What should I shoot?"
VG: "Driver if possible... but you need to be good."
Digifanatic: "Anything, but you can't get that Harpoon Guy."
Wolfman feels energized.
Spyke: "How good?" *He draws his gun and arms it.*
Digifanatic: "Real good."
Wolfman: "The Gangsters are also worth attacking though."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, they got me good."
Azure: "They got me a few times but there I'm just beaten up by random things right now." *He says, kneeling. The times between his breaths shorten.*
Spyke: "Okay; Here goes!" *He aims at the driver, eyeing carefully. He squeezes off a single shot, followed by a familiar air trail, followed by a more powerful, blast of wind * "Air Render!"
Metal Man (GM): One hit; it manages to hit the driver even though he's ducking. He insta-hits Wolfman twice for 20% damage. The Hammer Brother hurls a hammer at Spyke. If hit, 20% damage.
Wolfman does NOT like that gangster... even WITH protection.
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 1 opens fire on Spyke twice... Spyke: Two SPD checks.
Spyke easily evades the attack.
Metal Man: "Well, we're getting there in record time. Just keep the thugs at bay some more!"
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: two SPD checks. 28 damage. Gangster 2 hurls three fireballs at VG. VG: Three INT checks. VG is hit twice for 15 damage. The Gangster continues by hurling fireballs at Azure. Azure: Three INT checks.
VG: "Why don't you just reveal yourself already?" *Still thinks it's Tryclyde.*
Gangster 3: "Whattaya talking about, mushhead?"
Metal Man (GM): Azure takes 15 fire damage.
VG: "I am pretty sure that the fireball shooter is Tryclyde."
Gangster: "What's a tricrud? Huh? Tell me, Mushhead!"
VG: "A three headed snake."
Azure: "Breathing begins to lengthen again he suddenly feels a new rush of of power going threw him. As he stands he looks around to see if any of the ones on the truck are on there car as well." *Mega rush activated.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. They're all on the truck. You -could- leap onto the truck, though.
VG: "Once I recognized Mouser, I remembered hearing all of Mario's stories about a strange dream land... a dream land that seems to be real enough here with Mouser!"
Gangster 1: "There's three of us, you twit!"
Gangster 2: "I want what you and Mario are smoking!"
Gangster 3: "Tri... cladius?"
VG: "Mouser is one of the Gangsters."
Metal Man (GM): All three of the gangsters are Mouser-lookalikes.
Azure charges another burst of chi energy that forms a fireball. (Since I only have one action) He fires it toward the window of the truck the resulting impact gives an explostion from within. (Or outside or wherever it hits.)
Metal Man (GM): *KA-SMASH* You... barely... hit the driver.
VG gets a better look at the gangsters now... they are all mousers.
Azure: *56% fire damage.*
Wolfman attempts two things in one action (below): He jumps to the car... double jumps if need be... and then attempts to Bounce Maniac all visible creatures (doing regular jump first since I kind of need the height)
Metal Man (GM): You leap alll the way to the hood. Targets for bounce jump: Truck, Gangster 3, Hammer Brother, and Harpoon Guy (All of which are on the roof) In that order.
Wolfman aims for Gangster 3 first (let me look up the roll)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman continues his jumping... this time, Hammer Brother.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, of course.
Wolfman gives the harpoon guy some love.
Metal Man (GM): Smack! He's hit. ...*SMASH* The Machinegun Guy appears on the ceiling... since he hasn 't used his action... he decides to shoot at you! 116% damage! OW! That gatling packs a wallop. It's no wonder nobody else leaped over onto the truck... Your jumps are interrupted by being shot. The Driver tries to pass again.
Metal Man: "Gaaahhhh!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The truck passes up the HAC. The Shyguy person moves back down, and faces the limo now. The Truck Turret opens fire on Wolfman, the only target in range.
Wolfman ducks under those.
Metal Man (GM): 40% per hit, but they all miss anyway... The Harpoon Guy fires at Wolfman. That misses too. New round!
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhh!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Machinegun Guy opens fire on the HAC. 142% damage to the HAC!
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhh!!!! Stop that machinegun maniac!"
Metal Man (GM): The HAC is now full of holes.
VG uses one/two actions (doesn't care how much at this point) to make SURE that Wolfman gets a Red Essence. (must I jump onto the truck as well?)
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/sf64b2.mid You barely leap atop the truck.
VG gets Wolfman his Essence QUICKLY.
Metal Man (GM): He's now in the back of the truck. The machinegun is directly pointed at the front of the HAC.
VG is stuck on the car with a cinnamon-coated Wolf.
Spyke leaps out/off the HAC and flies in front of the Machinegun Guy. (Does this use an action for me?) He growls as he swings at the air, sending a vacuum like ball of wind at the MGG.
Metal Man (GM): You hit it. Gangster 2 decides to shoot both of Spyke's wings! Spyke takes 20% damage! Spyke: STR check to avoid falling to your doom.
Spyke: *Luck 3*
Metal Man (GM): Thanks you your outstanding luck, you're now perched atop the hood of the HAC. Otherwise, you would have become roadkill. The Hammer Brother hurls a hammer up-close at VG's face! *BONK* 20% damage.
VG gets ...well, BONKED. "This is the LAST time I try to help on during a high speed chase!"
Wolfman: "Right now, just don't worry about me."
Azure brings his palms together again behind him as fire swirls to a center point there he thrusts them forward sending more shots of explosive fireballs inside the truck at the driver.
Metal Man (GM): They both miss, as the driver hides behind his rather elaborate armored seat-area. Gangsters 1 and 3 take their turns.
Spyke growls as he lands back on the hood of the HAC "Damn this..."
Metal Man (GM): They seem to hate the fact VG is on -their- truck. Gangster 1 empties his Uzis into VG's face. VG: Two SPD checks. 48 damage to VG... who is then attacked by his own hat ten times! Roll 10 normal hat attacks against yourself, VG.
VG: "Hey, give me my *Smack* hat back you *Smack* imbeciles!" *Grabs it.*
Wolfman: *Both* (...) *Both* (*KER-SMACK*)
Wolfman gets a feel for his rage status again... he goes to give a sweep kick towards the Gangster.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman ignores him right now... he turns to the Hammer Brother. He goes Swords Dancing with him.
Metal Man (GM): All hit... you uber-kill the Hammer Brother.
Wolfman goes to Harpoon Guy... smashing left hook at -1 accuracy. (not like I need it...)
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Another thing dead.
Spyke: "... Woah..."
Metal Man (GM): The Driver, angry at all the people killing stuff on the roof, does a spinout. He SLAMS into the HAC; Spyke, Wolf, and VG, make SPD checks. The HAC takes 100 damage, the truck only takes 20.
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhhh!!!! Be careful!"
Metal Man (GM): Spyke et Wolfman: *Ka-throw* if not luckied. Wolfman and Spyke are thrown off. Wolfman is thrown under the HAC, where he is then run over. He's now stuck dragging behind the HAC... making a lot of sparks. You aren't damaged. Just... now stuck... and if you don't escape soon, you get torn up instantly when the Essence ends. Spyke is knocked back for 10% damage, and is now stuck in the air like some crazy Para-sailer. He's tethered too, luckily. The truck gun opens fire as Azure while the Armored Truck spins out. 40% damage per hit.
Metal Man (GM): New round!
Spyke: "AHHH!" *Parasailing, he blinks a bit * "... Thank all forms of higher power for that tether..."
Metal Man (GM): The evil Machinegun person shoots at the HAC some more. Ouch... 125% damage to the HAC.
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!"
Wolfman is still dragging the other truck down slowly... somehow...
Metal Man: "Get this guy off me! He's shredding the armor..."
VG attempts to grab and dunk the Gangster.
Metal Man (GM): The gangster avoids you very slowly. You barely hit him.
VG tosses him overboard! He then uses action 2 to Reflector-Ready himself for the machine gun guy.
Metal Man (GM): He flies off... then teleports back aboard using magic. He took a total of 30% damage. Your turn over, VG?
VG: *Points to second one.*
Metal Man (GM): Ok. Spyke fires orbs of air at Gangster 3. 3 hits, 63% total damage. Gangster 2 decides to shoot the line holding Spyke... and then shoots VG for 10% instant damage!
VG: *REFLECTED at full.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes 10% damage back.
VG escapes damage.
Gangster 2: "Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): Spyke: Amazing SPD save! Spyke flies off into the distance... ala SSB:M... *PING* -1 Life
Spyke loses his first life. ><
Azure: *Revives, mysteriously enough.*
Metal Man (GM): Azure: You used up your last turn appearing, now you may attack as usual.
Azure "Man this is crazy!" *He fires another double set of shots at the driver again.* "Come on... come on... DRAGON FANG!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss and miss... the driver ducks behind the armor again. Gangsters 1 and 3 attack! Gangster 1 throws a smoke grenade at VG. VG loses an action if it hits... which it doesn't.
VG doesn't feel a thing.
Metal Man (GM): Then he attacks VG with the Uzis... another SPD save.
VG is still in reflector mode... isn't he?
Metal Man (GM): Yup... SPD save though, to see how much damage comes your way. Ouch! 22 damage... how much of that can you reflect?
VG still holds the reflector somehow, even though he suffers mildly.
Metal Man (GM): VG: 10 damage, Uzi Guy: 12
VG is near mortality checkpoint.
Metal Man (GM): STR save to climb the rope.
Wolfman goes his daring plan... it might kill him, but it will keep the Questers going. He attempts to somehow crawl UNDER the Truck, even though it's going very fast. (any rolls needed here?)
Metal Man (GM): A roll to leap across the HAC and grab onto the truck (STR, high check) Note that if you don't get too bad of a roll, you'll land in the HAC safely anyway. If you get a horrible roll, you're stuck grinding on the pavement. That's enough to get into the HAC. You need more to get the truck. You leap under the truck, right where you want to be!
Wolfman holds onto some metal pipe with his left hand while under there... he takes a quick look around to find the engine or something else valuable (I don't think that takes an action for a quick look around)
Metal Man (GM): Well, you find... INT check. This is car knowledge, so you don't need a great roll. There you go... you discover a fuel line!
Wolfman: *SLICE He gets that fuel line good.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, here's what happens.
VG: "...wait a second; who is the crazy one in this bunch?"
Metal Man (GM): The fuel line cuts open, and explodes.
VG looks at Metal... then Wolfman... then Metal... then Wolfman...
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is (Luckily) repelled back into the HAC... The Truck crashes onto the ground, no longer hovering and on fire... It is then rammed into by the HAC, and becomes jammed up into the HAC... it's now scraping against the ground and stuck atop the HAC. The Gatling Guy's machinegun is pointed right to Metal's head.
Metal Man: "Could somebody get this large object out of the way?"
Metal Man (GM): VG: you're atop the truck, which is half-atop the HAC.
VG is still in reflector form... but is he in the gun's way? He thinks he is......
Metal Man (GM): The battle continues as usual, except the driver has nothing to do and the truck can't do anything! The Yoshi Driver runs up and attacks Metal.
Metal Man dodges it, swerving. "Hey! Stop that!"
Yoshi: "You crashed my truck! I'm going to kick you until you fly onto the pavement!"
Metal Man (GM): New round. The Shyguy Gunner continues shooting up the HAC ..Except there's no way for the HAC to dodge... 240% damage!
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhhh!!!"
Metal Man (GM): You're on the roof of the truck. The gun is below the roof. And hanging out onto the windshield of the HAC.
Metal Man: "GET THIS MACHINE GUN THING OUTTA MY FACE!!!"
VG gets as close as he can to the Gunner without using a full action, and then throws 2 Ice Blocks at him.
Metal Man (GM): -Whiff- -SMACK!-
VG: *15% ice, no freeze.*
Spyke appears quickly, taking in the situation as best as he can. He holds out his palm, firing an uncharged Rasengan at the MGG (The guy)
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Gangster 2 shoots at Spyke twice, dealing 20% damage to him instantly.
Metal Man: "...There's something else behind us, guys!"
Azure: "You have got to be joking me....."
Metal Man: "I hope it isn't another armored car full of bandits..."
Wolfman: "With our luck, it's worse."
Metal Man (GM): A junk car flies over everybody's heads and flies off of the road ..Then another.... And another...
Metal Man: "It's tossing cars everywhere!"
Metal Man (GM): ...You see a large ship. Space Pirate Design. It's destroying the highway behind the HAC.
VG panics... that ship was in the news... which one was that...?
Azure: *Hops up a bit and then bursts upward out of no where with an impact bounder to the MGG followed by a bozen smash.*
Metal Man: "...I'd step on the gas, but my pedal is already to the floor!"
Spyke: "... Sometimes I wonder why I even bother waking up in the afternoons..."
Metal Man (GM): It's not -THE- huge ship. It's smaller. Miss to the MGG with that roll. But it's still evil. The highway is now outside the shield. Everyone is roughly 1000 feet above the ground now.
Metal Man: "Don't look down!"
Metal Man (GM): There's only two guard rails and 20 feet of highway behind the HAC to prevent a deadly fall.
Spyke looks down "... Why... did you say not to look?!" ><;
Metal Man: "Good job, Azure..."
Azure really doesn't look. "If you say so."
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 1 empties his Uzis at VG. Let's see... 22 damage to VG.
VG: *Smb2 death.*
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 3 fires six fireballs at Spyke: Spyke, roll 6 INT checks.
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... 50 damage to Spyke. Fire damage. Targets: Truck, Yoshi/Driver, Machine Gun Guy, Gangsters 1, 2, and 3.
Spyke is badly seared, or so it seems. "Is that all you've got?!" He laughs and tosses back his head, arms spread. "Hit me! Hit me! HIT ME!"
Wolfman attempts to first jump ON the MGG... again, Bounce Jumper for all of one move (roll for jump before attack?) *Mega Rush BOUNCED.*
Metal Man (GM): Meh. Either way, you kill the MGG.
Wolfman bounces to... *Gangsta 1*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman: *same guy.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Hit! Nope, not dead yet! FINALLY the gangster dies.
Wolfman aims to Gangsta 2
Metal Man (GM): Hit, no death. Miss. Miss.
Wolfman: *Turn over. wah.*
Metal Man (GM): The Driver grabs the machinegun and attacks Wolfman with it! SPD save, Wolfman.
Wolfman doesn't need saving... still under essence until VG's next turn.
Metal Man (GM): The Truck is useless. Oh, yeah. The ship behind you blasts a hole into the road ahead.
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhh!!! I can't turn well with this stuck on front of my car!"