Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 167: Wolfman's Mental Breakdown
Date: 7:53:27 PM, March 16th; 4:47:09 PM, March 17th; 5:05:26 PM, March 18th, 2005.
VG attempts to give Wolfman another set of Speed Shoes. (forgot where I was)
Metal Man (GM): VG: You're atop the truck.
VG ice blocks gangsta 3
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
VG: *15 ice, no freeze.*
Metal Man (GM): Truck, Driver/Yoshi, Gangster 2 and 3
Spyke turns his attention to the driver, aiming his gun once again, his eye staring down the sights. "This may pinch..." He fires off two shots, each with an air trail.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss miss. The driver finally dies! Amazing!
Metal Man: "Ahhh!!! Pit!" *He swerves outta the way of the pit.*
Metal Man (GM): Gangster 2, angry, decides to shoot Wolfman twice for 20% damage.
Wolfman has TWO close calls.
Metal Man (GM): Super luck saves the day.
Azure: *Floats a little and grabs gangster 2. His arms swoop open then smash down: Impact Bounder.*
Metal Man (GM): El miss. Gangster 3 hurls a rain of fire at Azure. Azure: 6 INT saves.
Spyke: "Not at him, you idiot! At me!" *He waves his arms furiously.*
Metal Man (GM): You're nearing the mouth of the ship now... just a little farther! 50 fire damage to Azure. Oh? Do it then.
Azure: *Rams gangsta 3 with bozen smash.*
Metal Man (GM): The hardiest enemies have been whittled down to two of the gangsters, it seems... Which one will win 'Enemy Idol?' @_@ Miss! Hit! No death yet. Hit... he finally dies. *Battle won Music* Gangsta 3 suddenly leaps into the driver's seat of the truck and drives off. Try to stop him with a SPD check. He leaps onto the truck and escapes... only to be smashed into the ship and flung off of the road. It looks like he's in for a long fall...
Gangster 1: "I'll get you for this! AHHHHH!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Everybody gets 1400 EXP! And 5000 coins! The newly freed, torn up HAC speeds up. It drives into the mouth of Grunty's ship... the Space Pirate ship slamming into the entrance and getting stuck. It then drives off onto the side hallway.
Metal Man: "Now then... somebody get out the map!" *He recklessly swerves, running over various enemies and robots as he drives.*
VG and Wolfman get bucked back into the HAC He has gained a level. He gains a STR point.
Wolfman breathes heavily...
VG gets the map out.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/Bkgrlair.mid <-- That music yet again... the place is distinctly her lair.
Wolfman: "Questers, quick survey. Would you mind if I were to call in some backup this time around? I think we might need it."
Metal Man: "Be thankful we have this HAC, otherwise we'd have to fight all these things I'm running down."
Metal Man (GM): The map is highly complex. You've entered through the 'Left Vein' from the mouth.
Azure: *The rings float up in the air and circle Azure then shine as they fade away .+1 life.*
Metal Man (GM): This 'Vein' links to most of the important corridors... from where you are, you'll need to take two right turns to turn around, then go down some stairs...
VG tries to find our target.
Spyke leveled up, less than 200 away from -another-.
VG: "Metal, take the next two rights... carefully."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... out of the pot and into the fire..."
Azure: "Her Wolf take this." *He hands him his blue potion.*
Metal Man takes a right. The car smashes through a continuous row of barrier doors. "Gaaaahhhh!"
Wolfman takes it, and drinks it down. (what happens Azure?)
Spyke shakes his head before covering his eyes.
Metal Man quickly turns right, and smashes through another barrier, before going straight again.
Wolfman: "Thanks." *Wolf HP: 66/140*
Metal Man: "Now where, VG?"
VG: "Down the stairs." *He tries to follow the map after that.*
Metal Man makes a quick turn, slamming down some stairs.
Metal Man (GM): The floor below is even more complex.
VG still attempts to follow it.
Metal Man (GM): A left... then a right... then two lefts, another right, a diagonal upper right, and finally, a jump across a gap.
VG: "Make a left, then a right."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* *SMASH.*
VG: "Two lefts!"
Metal Man: "This car certainly can't take much more..."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASHSMASH.*
VG: "I'm just following the map..." *He attempts to somehow give this car a Megalixer...*
Metal Man (GM): The car is now sputtering a bit. You'll have to climb out and pour it in the gas tank.
VG: "Right, then diagonal upper right, then GUN IT!"
Metal Man: "Alright!"
VG says that, and attempts to go to the gas tank.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* *SMASH* *VRROOOOM* You get to it. Do you pour it in?
VG pours in 2 if possible (120% recover)
Metal Man (GM): You pour the first one in... *FLAMES.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Your face is scorched for 1% damage... then the gas tank explodes... Then the car flies through a wall at 120 MPH... At 0 MPG... *SMASH* *KABOOM* *SQUEAL.*
Wolfman: "What did you just do VG?!?"
Metal Man (GM): The car lands in a large, cylinder-shaped area. It's now on fire.
VG: "I just healed the car... what do you think?!?"
Spyke: "Ooo... Pretty fire..."
Metal Man: "It may have worked, if whatever that goop was wasn't so flammable!"
VG: "How was I supposed to know a Megalixer wasn't flammable!"
Wolfman: "Umm... shouldn't we get out of the car?"
Metal Man: "...I do know your hat is on fire."
VG: "It's not..."
Metal Man: "...Yes. Let's get out before we all explode."
VG sniffs. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" *He gets out, stops, drops, and rolls.*
Wolfman also gets out.
Spyke gets out of the car quickly.
Metal Man gets out, just before the front end of the car explodes, throwing car parts everywhere.
Metal Man (GM): Azure, meanwhile, sits in the back and watches the car explode... while in it. The explosions are getting closer to him; he should float away from the car.
VG hopes he got the fire out before completely ruining his hat.
Azure floats away to the group.
Metal Man (GM): After the car has completely exploded... Grunty walks over.
Grunty: "Hello Questers, how has your mission that pesters me gone? Is it the best mess ever drawn?"
Spyke: "Wow... VG never do that ag..." *He sees Grunty approaching. * "..."
Wolfman: "I'm give you the benefit of a doubt, but if I wasn't a Questers, I'd probably shout."
Grunty: "I will let you destroy my reactor, if you can defeat these two actors, at a quiz show. What a shocker!"
Metal Man (GM): She laughs to herself.
Spyke: "... Why must you constantly rhyme? Why don't you go suck on a lime?"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/bt_witches.mid
Grunty: "Never, you slime! It's simply sublime!"
Wolfman: "Alright, a show, I can handle that. Care to tell us the format?"
Grunty: "And this time, I won't fail, not with my full sails!"
Spyke: "I see you witch, I wish I could stitch..." .oO(Your mouth shut)
Metal Man (GM): Grunty presses a button. Out comes three game-show esque podiums. At podium one... is Kuja. At podium two is Zio.
Azure: "Is she really so mean?"
VG oohs and aahs for the quiz show...
Grunty: "Defeat these villains two at a quiz show, and you will be free to unglue the reactor. Otherwise, shoo!"
Azure: "Wow... ummm what the heck's going on now... and how come we see these two so much..."
Editor's Note: The GM is out of ideas, obviously! *Points at past self accusingly*
Kuja Tribal: "...You can never defeat me at trivia."
Zio: "I will defeat both of you with my experience!"
Azure: "Is there anything we can defeat you at." *Sweatdrop.* *Sighs.*
Wolfman: "One problem in case you haven't figured it; which one of us must use our wit?" *He does see THREE of these.*
Spyke: "I am sure we must choose... which one of us would least lose..."
Grunty: "Whichever one feels that they are the best bum, who hopefully isn't dumb."
VG: .oO(...what is making most of these guys rhyme? I doubt they all have the time... drat!)
Grunty: "Are you ready to make your decision, and lay off the puns?"
Wolfman: "One moment if you are kind to see which one of us will use the mind."
Metal Man (GM): Grunty waits for you to make a decision.
Wolfman gets a team huddle with the Questers going (if possible)
Metal Man (GM): Grunty and the others won't hear you talking while huddling.
Metal Man: "So, who should we pick?"
Wolfman: "Metal, I'm almost tempted to say you or me here; we've been here the longest."
VG: "But what about your chip issue?"
Spyke: "Umm... I suck at trivia... I have no use remembering the millions of useless facts needed..."
Metal Man: "...But... but... you've been here longer!"
Azure: "I've been reading a lot of the books in the library but... I don't think that will help here..."
Wolfman: "...I've been without a working intelligence chip for some time... ...I'll deal without it again." *He gets out of the huddle.*
Spyke: "May the... ummm... Whatever drives us onward... be with you..."
Wolfman: "Your contestent is me; shall we start, us three?"
Grunty: "Yes, you see, my game show, is free."
Metal Man (GM): Lights flicker on. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/n64/bk-furnace.mid <-- Midi for reference, not used quite yet. People are shuffled into the appropriate places. The reactor can be seen in the background. Shall we start? Play dah midi if you aren't already.
Spyke: "Woo! Good luck, Wolf!"
Grunty: "Welcome to the special Quester version of Grunty's Fusion Fun!"
Grunty: "And on today's show, we have these three joes..."
Metal Man (GM): First spotlight shows on Kuja. People throw various objects at him and boo him.
Kuja Tribal: "Curse you all! You're next! Stop that!"
VG isn't going to throw his stuff at Kuja.
Grunty: "It's Kuja Tribal, the unrivaled master of cheapness... for all! He's got the powers of death, but will he win this bet? And now, onto our next contestant... Wolfman, the Quester person... thingy?"
Metal Man (GM): The people in the audience also boo Wolfman, although they don't throw objects.
Wolfman nods his head and smiles.
VG applauds. (hey, I have to get in this somehow)
Metal Man (GM): You might notice the audience is full of Grunty/Zio sympathizers.
Wolfman doesn't care... much.
Spyke: "I have a bad feeling about this..." *He whispers to VG.*
Grunty: "He has the power of experience, which may mean a lot is this fencing shower of quiz power... And now, for our favorite, Zio! He's Neato!"
VG: *To Spyke* "You might be right, but at least try to enjoy this... we aren't being attacked, are we?"
Metal Man (GM): People applaud him and hold up banners, and seem entranced in saying 'Zio... Zio... Zio... Zio...'
Spyke looks around the crowd "Not yet anyway..."
Zio: "Yes! All shall bow down to my power!"
VG: *To Spyke* "Granted, I'm unsure if all of this chanting is 'needed', but we're safe right now."
Grunty: "And now, it's time for the game show rules! First, no extra tools!"
Wolfman deactivates his badges then. (should I refill my health for this?)
Metal Man (GM): A metal collector appears over the three contestants, and all objects save for their clothes are sucked up.
Wolfman loses his badges... and weapons... and subtanks... and other stuff.
Grunty: "Second, the loser gets launched into the reactor! What a bummer factor!"
Spyke whispers "Great... Kuja and Zio don't even need 'tools'..."
VG: *To Spyke* "With luck, the questions will be easy."
Grunty: "Finally... the winner gets to destroy the reactor... or save it, if they feel that's a good proctor. First question!"
Spyke whispers "We can only hope..."
Metal Man (GM): A screen pops up, showing the first question.
Wolfman gets his hand on the buzzer.
Metal Man (GM): Question 1: What did Smithy fight the Questers with on the final Smithy vs. Quester battle before Exor was destroyed again? Kuja buzzes in.
Kuja Tribal: "It was cubes!"
Metal Man (GM): He gets it right... 1 point. Kuja: 1 Wolf: 0 Zio: 0 It then shows another question. Question 2: Which of the following has Zio NEVER allied with? A. Zora (Even one) B. Bowser C. Grunty And finally... D. Ganondorf
Wolfman: "A: Zora."
Grunty: "Hah! That's wrong! Tuna, which Meier Link masqueraded as, forced the Zora to help him... sorta!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman gets: A 10 pound weight bonk to the head! *BONK.*
VG doesn't recall a tuna.
Grunty: "Next question!"
Wolfman gets a painful reminder... or something...
Metal Man (GM): Question 3: How many eyes does Daisy, princess of Sarasaland have? A. 2 B. 4 C. 1 D. 3 Zio buzzes in. Woah! You both buzz at the exact same time! hus, Kuja gets to answer it!
Kuja Tribal: "...Hmmmm... D."
Metal Man (GM): DING! Kuja: 2 Wolfman: 0 Zio: 0 The crowd is now really angry.
VG joins in the anger.
Wolfman looks to Zio.
Metal Man (GM): Question 4: Which of the following traps were never used? A. Imploding Banana B. Two Scottish Gargoyles C. Electrified Buttons D. Large Boulder
Wolfman: "A: Imploding Banana."
Grunty: "Wrong, twice in a row! Aribar ate an imploding banana at Bowser's old castle!"
Wolfman is good and process of elimination... but not eliminating the right one.
Metal Man (GM): ...A 100 pound weight hits Wolfman in the head.
Wolfman: "I knew two of them were wrong..." *BONK.*
Grunty: "One more time, and you'll be turned to slime!"
Metal Man (GM): Question 5: Which of the following is an actual Quester item? A. Boomerang Badge B. MAT C. Gerudo Fists D. REDIT Zio buzzes in.
Zio: "A. Boomerange badge!"
Metal Man (GM): BUZZ. Zio is hit in the head.
Kuja Tribal: "Hah. You know nothing!"
Wolfman turns to Zio. "If it helps, I didn't know that either."
Grunty: "...In the favor of not having Kuja win the quiz, Wolfman, please answer the question, please."
Wolfman: "...D? Reditz?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is hit by a 1000 pound weight, losing a life.
Wolfman realizes what it was... *BOOM boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): Do you have another life? You reappear.
Wolfman: "...I hope those kinks in the head made me smarter now."
Metal Man (GM): Question 6: How many times has Skyhigh been kicked out for sheer stupidity? A. 1 B. *infinity sign* C. 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 D. 3
Spyke knows it....
Wolfman: "Near infinity from what I remember."
Metal Man (GM): DING Kuja: 2 Wolf: 1 Zio: 0
Spyke whispers "Damn, I should have volunteered... I would have gotten a lot form POE alone..."
Grunty: "How terrible! The first round is over, and now, it's time to say good bye to the worst contestant!"
VG: *To Spyke* "Perhaps so... but then again, it was hard to tell."
Grunty: "Which is... Zio... curse it all!"
Metal Man (GM): Zio is launched through the roof.
Metal Man (GM): His podium then explodes.
Spyke looks around slowly and then boos.
Kuja Tribal: "That's it. Now it's just you and me, toaster."
Spyke whispers "Let's play it safe..."
Wolfman: "Good luck to you."
Grunty: "And now... for the ultimate test of wits!"
Wolfman is going to stay pleasant, even if he has to die again.
Grunty: "Watch the hat with a golden coin under it!"
Wolfman has the "heke" type look.
Metal Man (GM): Grunty sticks a golden coin under the hat. Aka, Hat C. There are five hats.
Grunty: "Hat trick of doom! Show us the power in this room!"
Metal Man (GM): The five hats begin rotating.
Wolfman attempts to pay attention.
VG also tries to keep track.
Spyke zones out, drooling a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Hat A moves with Hat B, Hat D moves to Hat C and blurs, Hat E spins around... Then they all rotate, Hat E becomes Hat C becomes Hat B becomes Hat A becomes Hat D. They stop rotating....
Grunty: "Wolfman, you go first. Which one has the coin?"
Wolfman goes for Hat... E. He got a little dizzy from those hats.
Metal Man (GM): Hat E lifts up, and then floats away, revealing nothing.
Grunty: "Okay... Kuja, what hat is the coin under?"
Kuja Tribal: "...Hat D."
Metal Man (GM): Hat D lifts up, and nothing is under it either. That leaves hats A, B, and C.
Grunty: "Wolfman, again?"
Wolfman goes for hat C... maybe it IS too easy.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing under that either.
Kuja Tribal: "Hah." *Picks up the one with the coin under it.*
Grunty: "...Kuja has won, unanimously!"
Metal Man (GM): Erm... *Coin.*
Grunty: "...Now I must flee..."
Kuja Tribal: "Do not fear, Questers. I wish to destroy the generator anyway. However, I will be keeping the 100,000,000 coin reward. Flare Star!" *KABOOM.*
Wolfman just hangs his head down in shame...
Metal Man (GM): The generator explodes. Wolfman gains 1 EXP as a gag prize. We must pause here, in order to wait for more people.
Wolfman attempts one last thing... he gets his Dex out, and text messages Mewtwo: (next line) I'm not fit to continue this mission. I request that I'm pulled back. *He still has his head down low.*
VG notes that Wolfman is... well, upset.
Mewtwo: "To warp you back would be even more foolish than to let you continue the mission. I can't do anything about this. At least you didn't make the car explode!"
Wolfman closes the connection... his head still down .oO(I have failed my teammates... I have failed... to protect the Stadium... ...the enemy won due to events I could not recall, and a lack of regular intelligence. ...I still don't know why Mewtwo wants me out here... I don't deserve to be out here. Those guys do... at least when they make mistakes, it's not as bad My main mistake... this was just embarrassing. How can I even BE with these Questers when I never KNEW some of this stuff?!?!?)
Spyke: .oO(I just realized... today... was not a good one... in more than one way...)
Wolfman: .oO(...it's just... pointless... How can I regain the trust... that I now lack...?...)
Metal Man (GM): .oO(I need some good humor icecream. All these explosions make me hungry.)
Spyke gets up slowly, and works his way towards the stage .oO(I can only begin to imagine how this day has hit him...)
VG stays behind Spyke... he doesn't have the courage to get up on stage yet.
Spyke strides up to Wolfman and places a hand on Wolf's shoulder, trying to put on his best 'understanding' look.
Wolfman feels nothing.
Spyke: "Wolf... Wolf, you alright?" *He whispers with obvious concern.*
Wolfman says nothing. He is still kind of deep in thought.
Spyke: "Wolf, don't worry about it... We all have our bad days... You tried... and that is what matters... We can't always win..."
Wolfman: .oO(I must win... I must avenge... I must win... I must avenge...)
Spyke: "I'm really bad at personal speeches... I don't care for much personal interactions... But I do know you have to realize... Just think about it... This could have happened to any of us... The show was rigged. You know it. I know it... Those questions practically required you to be omnipotent..."
Wolfman: .oO(I knew the MAD one... I knew them all... ...I must get my revenge)
Wolfman (GM): Outside, the scene gets dark. Spyke: you see my eyes "Flash" for a second... ...before being flung off. He gets out of his curled position... and howls....... ...but for what? Pause. Will Wolfman get his confidence back? Will Kuja take away more opportunity from the Questers? Will Zio's fans have to rescue him from a fate worse than Simon Cowell's rejections or Donald Trump's firings? Tune in next time, for... SUPER... SMAAAAAASH... QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST!
Editor's Note: DUN DUN DUNNN, EMO ANGRY WOLFMAN AND OBLIGATORY TRUMP REFERENCE FOR NO REASON IN 2005
Editor's Note: Also there was a dumb spot here where Metal Sonic illogically reached the Second Moon in a coffin with a yellow chaos emerald, fought with Charles, got ejected by 'Lord Bahamut'... I'm saving you the trouble of being annoyed by it by just noting it here. It was a waste of space.
Metal Man (GM): Aaaand, next time begins. Resuming where we left off, with the broken generator and post-quiz show results. The ship is beginning to creak... falling, you can detect. However, the door ahead is ajar for some reason. The generator, now in pieces, is a tower of flame.
Wolfman is still HOWLING for some reason... he keeps on having thoughts about how he has to get revenge, fix things, avenge the vow that he failed to uphold... blah blah blah.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja is standing there, however.
VG is a good distance away from the howling Wolf right now.
Kuja Tribal: "Pitiful creature. Clearly you cannot see the significance of my plans." *He laughs again, and turns to leave... walking straight into the flames.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Kuja!"
Metal Man (GM): The room is perfectly sphere-like, save for the door that was used to enter and the door out.
Kuja Tribal: "What do you want, pathetic human?"
Wolfman has his howls stop a little bit... he can't howl forever you know.
Kuja Tribal: *He stops mid-step, crossing his arms.* "I have no business with you at the moment. My interests lay elsewhere."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I don't care who you are, I don't care how powerful you are, I don't care if you have some massive weapon or some incredible plan for destruction, we WILL stop you. And you better know that I will put a bullet in your head before this is all over. I owe you that, slick."
Editor's Note: Wow, he totally forgot to do that in Season 6!
Aribar stands there, sword sheathed still... He looks at Kuja hatefully, but knows he's helpless.
VG still looks to Wolf, who still isn't happy as to what just happened...
Digifanatic just looks up as normal, just exhaling as normal, unsure as to what has developed and what will be.
Kuja Tribal: "Impressive. You taunt one who can destroy you in seconds. However, the ship will kill you, not me." *He walks into the flames, and disappears.*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is open. The ship is rocking and shooting sparks.
Aribar: "...I take it we're doomed unless we hurry?"
Wolfman stops the howling... but doesn't make any efforts to move.
Garrick Fy`aar: "We need to move. VG, please get him moving again."
VG: "...that's asking for the near impossible... unless..." *He gets out an Ice Block. "I suggest you pray we don't have stairs to climb. Sorry Wolfman..." *He throws the cube at Wolfman; he wouldn't really notice it coming due to his emotional state.
Aribar: "Let's hope that block lasts..." *Starts forward.*
Digifanatic follows Ari...
Metal Man (GM): Ahead, you see wildly tilting hallways and boxes moving around.
Digifanatic: "Wonder what's in the boxes."
Metal Man (GM): For cinematic effect, I'll say that freezes Wolfman.
Aribar attempts to go over and look at one while scurrying down the hall.
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, the hallways ahead are rocking... the boxes are all full of junk. You see a library up ahead.
VG: "I sure hope that you'll forgive me for this..." *He starts pushing the Wolf-sicle, and hops on.* "I've got to get you out of here!"
Garrick Fy`aar starts running as well, heading onward down the hallway.
Wolfman: .oO(Must avenge...) *somehow still getting these thoughts while frozen*
Metal Man (GM): Well, Garrick, you're psychic! You run ahead as a huge burning girder crashes down.
Aribar decides that there is just garbage in the boxes and dashes down the hall.
Metal Man (GM): VG automatically gets past it due to his sled. Aribar et Digi et Azure: SPD check to run down a hallway before a flaming girder lands on you. Aribar gets down the hall quickly enough. Azure: If you do not have a lucky, you will be crushed by the girder and take 50% fire damage. Correct. Azure takes 50% fire damage. You all reach a library. The library is strangely calm. The way ahead is blocked as a bookcase falls over on it...
VG doesn't really know how to stop this sled... he didn't think about that.
Metal Man (GM): The way back is blocked in the same fashion.
Aribar: "...Hrm... I'd hate to destroy such knowledge... Shall I destroy it?"
Azure: *Looks around at the books.*
???: "Halt, Questers! You cannot embark on the task of escape if you are unworthy!"
Aribar: "Piffle... Who are you?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "My guess..."
VG ignores the voice... he attempts to "steer" the Wolf-cicle. He doesn't want this to crash just yet.
Metal Man (GM): You need a SPD check, VG. VG crashes. Wolfman takes 10 damage, and VG takes 20 damage. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Those_Chosen_By_the_Planet.mid A black figure... black colored, that is... leaps out. It's only 3 feet tall... a koopa.
Wolfman feels freedom... but still feels cold. He doesn't really do much... he just stares.
???: "I am Klumsy K. Koopa! And you are some people who claim to be Quester."
Aribar: "...Klumsy?! You should be dead!"
Digifanatic drops his jaw.
Klumsy?: "Death... I am beyond such a weak force."
Aribar: "Don't tell me you were brought back like Lynk and Mr. T..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Klumsy? You look different..."
Digifanatic places his left over his forehead. "Oh boy indeed..."
VG is surprised to see Klumsy...
Azure: *Seems entranced by the books randomly moving back and forth threw the background of this scene.*
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy pulls out a black cane.
Wolfman doesn't really notice... much... he's still in stare mode.
Aribar: "...What challenge would you have us do?"
Azure: *slaps himself Ok get a grip... mission...* *Sighs he turns around and walks back to the group*
VG tries to get a good look at Klumsy... it's been a while since he's seen him.
Klumsy?: "You must defeat me... to prove that you are the real thing. If you fail... you shall die."
Digifanatic: "Klumsy... I'm certain you are surprised to see me."
Klumsy?: "Like Lynk and his company did. You? You're just a runt who hangs onto the Questers. A pathetic imitation of a Quester."
VG: "Umm... Klumsy? I believe we already fought AGAINST Lynk!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you killed Lynk and his group?"
Aribar: "... I did, Garrick."
Klumsy?: "They were fated to die because they claimed to be Questers and weren't."
Digifanatic is a bit angry at that comment.
Klumsy?: "It is the curse of all fake Questers!"
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "Then accept the curse."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, we'll be sure not to disappoint you..."
VG: "Well, thanks for handling that problem then."
Garrick Fy`aar draws his gun, judging moving areas by the narrow hallway.
Wolfman: *Still comatose like.*
Azure: *sighs* "Must this always turn into a conflict." *He slides his hands into the gauntlets at his side as they lock in place*
Klumsy?: "Bring it on!"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/Sarani.mid Speeds, everybody?
VG: "I'll show you that I'm a Quester." *He gets out a Smash Dex.* "Will this do?" *Scan him.*
Metal Man (GM): Whoops. forgot Ari.
VG hopes to get two things done at once here... one, scan: two, delay Klumsy from doing anything stupid. He points to the above for Metal.
Metal Man (GM): You try to scan Klumsy... and nothing happens. The dex doesn't even acknowledge your attempt.
Klumsy?: "A real Quester doesn't rely on their smash dex like that!"
Metal Man (GM): It still eats up your action, though.
VG gets a little enraged, and attempts to grab and dunk Klumsy... first, the grab.
Metal Man (GM): You trip... Klumsy laughs.
Klumsy?: "THIS is what a Quester can do!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy pulls out a frying pan and swings it. 8 nuclear-green flaming pancakes fly at VG.
VG stumbles on the ground...
Metal Man (GM): 35 damage each. And there are no counter-counter attacks allowed.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...he's as crazy as Metal! Jeez, this is going to either be funny as hell or tough as hell... most likely both."
Metal Man (GM): The flaming pancakes literally explode on impact... they're deadly.
Metal Man (GM): Well, you got it for sure.
VG is somehow BARELY alive... 161/120 He doesn't remember seeing Klumsy using nuclear pancakes...
Spyke watches in amazement at the weird attack "... errr..." He draws his weapon slowly and fires it twice at Klumsy.
Wolfman caught part of that attack... that attack doesn't make sense... evil thoughts again.
Metal Man (GM): You hit twice, dealing half damage with each hit.
Klumsy?: "Gah! That's not how a Quester attacks!"
Aribar is torn... He is unsure whether or not to show this koopa mercy... The elf decides to do so and fires two minor Magic Missiles at Klumsy. (24% times two.)
Metal Man (GM): Those were not halved. They hit for full force.
Klumsy?: "Whaaaaaat? CHEATER!!! I'll teach you to use magic on me, fake Quester! DARK MISSILE!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy glows, and launches a black missile at Aribar.
Aribar gets ready to dodge, or dispell.
Metal Man (GM): If that hit, you take 70 damage.
Aribar ducks under the missile.
VG: "You were saying?"
Aribar: "Tch! The Klumsy I knew would have never have used such magic!"
Klumsy?: "Grrr! Slow attack! This should do far better."
Wolfman barely caught a glimpse of that... evil thoughts again.
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy leaps up, and begins gliding around, wildly kicking into the air.
Aribar rolls under the koopa's feet... At least on the last barrage.
Metal Man (GM): This effects all. 30 damage to all who are hit.
VG manages to roll out of the way fully.
Digifanatic: *80% and 90% badges activated.*
Wolfman gets attacked... and gets more awake...
Garrick Fy`aar dodges nicely.
Klumsy?: "Ah. Another cheater. Those badges won't save you!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy fires a field of magnetic energy at Digi ...Then he does it again.
Digifanatic: "...And you call me fake?"
Metal Man (GM): Critical miss! You may attack him back.
Digifanatic launches all at him with Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him... he just laughs.
Digifanatic: "What the...?! You are sooooo lucky."
Metal Man (GM): You deal 0 damage as a black field blocks the attack.
Digifanatic: "Right. No physical attacks, guys."
Garrick moves to the side, flanking as best he can as he unloads a series of regular, fire powered rounds at the black armored turtle.
VG can't believe that...
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You hit 7 times, half damage with each shot.
Klumsy?: "Argh. Pathetic weaponry, of course!"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... what is the weakness?"
VG: "I don't know..."
Aribar: "Energy! ... I think..."
VG looks to Wolfman... he's slightly more... well, conscious... "...but we're going to need to figure it out."
Azure: "I'm not sure how much this will help the cause but here goes." *A spiral of flame appears in a line path from one arm to the other. He moves his hands left and right before putting them together, pulling them back, and then launches a double dragon fang at Klumsy.*
Metal Man (GM): The attack hits a black barrier and deals 0 damage.
VG: "Guys, if you are going to hit him, try a different ELEMENT at least?!?"
Aribar: "He is immune to Fire I think!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "My fire shots hit him..."
Klumsy?: "I'll beat all of you fake Questers into the ground!"
Digifanatic tries a Thunderstorm.
Metal Man (GM): It hits him for no damage, the black barrier neutralizing it.
Klumsy?: "Your fake attack cannot damage me!"
Aribar: "...Okay, only non-elemental energy..."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs, adjusting his glasses.
Digifanatic is angry... he has no idea what works and what doesn't.
VG: "But where can we get that...?"
Digifanatic goes into defensive. .oO(At least I'm hitting... stupid thing...)
VG: .oO(This would be the time where Wolfman could help... but he got Repair-o-maticed!)
Azure: "First of I don't like my attack being called fake. It took years to master the doshi dragon fang... technique..."
Editor's Note: Doshi Dragon Fang? That totally does sound kinda fake.
VG first attempts to throw a Debarrier Cube at Klumsy's... well, barrier.
Klumsy?: "Only the real techniques can even damage me."
Digifanatic: "Come on Veeg..."
Metal Man (GM): The cube hits the barrier. It glows a lot... then suddenly implodes.
Klumsy?: "Cubes? What do you think I am, a glass of tea?"
VG: "...holy " *Beep*!" " *He shields himself with his own hat. Toad shield!*
Digifanatic: "I have no idea what just happened..."
Aribar: "Your barrier shall fall! Dispel!" *The elf casts Badge Breaker on Klumsy... That should take care of the barrier. To test his theory the elf fires an Electric Elemental Blast at his foe.*
Metal Man (GM): The badge breaker attack hits the shield and is blocked by darkness. However, the elemental blast still hits.
Klumsy?: "Argh! That cheating magic! Eat this, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy moves like lightning, instantly hitting Digi with two swipes of his cane, killing Digi instantly, I think.
VG: .oO(Great... magic must defeat magic... I've watched too much Cackie Jan.)
Azure: .oO(One wonders what how someone who uses a barrier to protect himself call us cheaters...)
Metal Man (GM): Then he suddenly blurs. Six magical images and the Klumsy himself fly through VG, with flaming results.
Digifanatic falls back, collapses, and loses his first life.
Metal Man (GM): 20 fire damage per hit... one of those is a crit. Then he turns to Aribar and tries to stick him to some sort of shield.
VG does the SMB2 death thing again... *VG: 1 life left!*
Aribar: "H-hey!" *He is Shield'd.*
Metal Man (GM): If that hits, Aribar takes 10 damage and is stuck to Klumsy's... shield made of Yoshi eggs?
Garrick tries to bust into him with some flaming dumdum rounds...
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy laughs. All of those shots hit Aribar. For full damage.
Wolfman flinches slightly... then again... then again...
Metal Man (GM): Oh... Aribar is in luck, then. He's still stuck to the shield, having taken heavy damage.
Klumsy?: "Yes! My shield is still intact!"
Wolfman was seeing things... only two deaths. Evil thoughts EVIL thoughts must have revenge.
Metal Man (GM): Azure: What do you do?
Azure: *Fires another set of dragon fang at Klumsy hoping the attacks will help the group in some form hopefully.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit Aribar with the set of dragon fang attacks.
VG: "Azure, don't do that!"
Klumsy?: "Good work! Destroy each other! Just like normal Questers..."
Aribar: *LAST LUCKY!*
Klumsy?: "Ummm... errr... FAKE Questers..."
Azure: "Wait a second..............."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar dies... with him, the shield explodes, damaging Azure for 20 damage.
VG thought he heard... something strange from Klumsy...
Wolfman thought he saw an explosion... death revenge avenge [other]-enge.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Azure: .oO(I'm not doing any good here I don't have anything to help anyone... but something is up with Klumsy...)
Digifanatic: *His first action is being revived.* "No Fire Punch, no Thunderstorm..." *He has almost no good options. He decides to lob a Microwave just to hope to get the OD point.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, indeed.
Digifanatic: "That attack never works..."
VG recovers... forget anything said previously. He then gets out the Deathzooka... to see if that does anything. *Aiming at Klumsy... Aribar died, so he can't be blocking.*
Metal Man (GM): The deathzooka hits the force field and does nothing.
Klumsy?: "Nice try, Apple Pie!"
Spyke continues firing at Klumsy, like earlier.
Azure: "This is pointless... we're not doing anything... to it..."
Metal Man (GM): One hit, half damage... so you deal 8 damage. Klumsy is looking terribly beaten up, though.
VG: "...then how come Spyke just hit him?"
Azure: "That's... a good question...."
VG looks to Wolfman... VG could really use his help...
Aribar comes back... "You... Die... NOW!"
Klumsy?: "Try me!"
Wolfman: .oO(Must kill Grunty... must avenge Questers... protect Stadium... find family...)
Aribar: "...TERRORBOLT!" *The elf launches an impressive beam of electricity at Klumsy for 120% damage.*
Azure: "Ok... that did something... but then again... is there ever a time... it hasn't been good or bad..." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): He's blasted back. His body is burnt, as is his shell. When the dust clears... you see an all-silver Klumsy wearing an orange shell... and the fighter remote inside his head where his brain should be. The fighter remote suddenly sparks the machine. It gets up, showing entirely red eyes.
KlumsyBot: "How... could you? You dare destroy your master!"
VG: "...Aribar, no offense, but I think that might have been a BAD idea!"
Wolfman is barely making any of this out... he has no master... evil thoughts.
Aribar: "We must disable him!"
Metal Man (GM): He goes into his shell and flies at everyone, surrounded by fire. This affects all. Those who it hits take 70% fire damage.
Spyke leaps aside form both strikes at himself.
Wolfman doesn't get hit, even while not in the fight.
VG suffers one hit.
Metal Man (GM): Then he turns to Aribar.
Azure: *As the attack comes Azure's way he tries to hold up an x guard with his arms taking the full of it trying to stay alive.* (str check)
KlumsyBot: "I can't let such a strong person exist!"
Aribar: "...Am I not a true Quester, unlike you, though?"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy glows, and a fire trap appears under Aribar, blasting at him with fire. The attack misses.
Aribar leaps over it.
KlumsyBot: "You are true... but I cannot let you exist!"
VG: "You said you wanted to see if we were true Questers."
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy tries again, this time launching a blast of fire and ice at Aribar.
VG: "You found one, so why do you want to kill him? You were after killing the fakes!"
Metal Man (GM): ANTIPODE Aribar takes 20 fire damage, then 40 ice damage, and is instantly stunned.
Wolfman definitely thinks he heard some of that... senses are minutely recovering.
Aribar is not stunned, but killed.
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy then bonks VG in the head with the cane for 25% damage.
KlumsyBot: "One more thing! DO NOT QUESTION MASTER!"
Metal Man (GM): It ignores that, even. It moves too fast for the badge.
VG: *BONK* "I'll Question whoever I want to!" *VG's HP: 95/120*
KlumsyBot: "You're just a fake VG. The real VG did everything I told him to!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls, then fires off a full clip of barrier piercing fiery rounds this time, hoping to bust through that barrier and into him.
Wolfman: *Faintly* "...lie..."
Metal Man (GM): The attacks do hit him, but his barrier is still there. Half damage per hit... all but one of those hit.
Azure: .oO(Was this creature always like this...)
Wolfman wonders if Klumsy heard that...
KlumsyBot: "Lie? Lie? I do not lie. I can only tell the truth."
Wolfman: *Faintly...* "...not as much... ...you lie..."
Azure: "If you can only tell the truth then how come you lied earlier..."
Wolfman slowly gets out of the fetal position...
KlumsyBot: "I have no time for such insignificant matters."
Wolfman can't believe that Klumsy isn't recognizing the voice source... He is still getting up slowly...
Azure: "In other words your stalling ..." *He fires another double dragon fang.*
VG looks to Wolfman, who is... getting up? It was him that said something?
Metal Man (GM): The attack does nothing to Klumsy. One hit, but the barrier ate it.
VG intends on surviving... he gives himself a Red Essence. He then goes to charge at Klumsy with a Head Tackle.
Metal Man (GM): What type of move is that? It deals no damage. You bounce off of the field.
VG: "Will you just stop that? We used our heads like Questers should!"
KlumsyBot: "You must defeat me first!"
Wolfman is still slow to recover... but he still can't believe what he's hearing and seeing... distorted a bit, of course.
Spyke glows a light blue as he slowly rises form the ground. In between his palms, a swirling mass of wind energy, glowing a similar blue forms. (Charge x2)
Aribar: "Grrr... You shall -pay-! No one messes with a Jentanian Wizard and lives to tell the tale! TERRORBOLT!" *The elf yet again calls upon his ultimate spell to smite his foe! 120% Electric.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit dead on, but not killed.
KlumsyBot: "A neat attack... but it'll take more than that to defeat me!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy glows, then is surrounded by ten stars.
Metal Man (GM): Then he's surrounded by a force field, which instantly zaps Garrick for 10 damage. Then he pulls out a weird launcher and fires axes at Garrick. 20 damage each... one of them is a crit. He finishes off by running at Spyke and attacking him with an electric slash!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what in the--*Thunk thunk thunk*...jeez..."
Metal Man (GM): 30 electric damage and two rounds of stun to Spyke if that hits.
Garrick Fy`aar busts into him again with those fiery piercing rounds.
Metal Man (GM): Half damage with each of them, but all of them hit. The machine sparks a bit, falls over, and is then energized by the fighter remote again. His eyes are blue, now, though, and his original appearance in all black resumes. Everyone gains 600 EXP for this battle.
KlumsyBot: "Good work. you have proved you are all Questers. I will let you pass."
KlumsyBot: "You may challenge me again whenever you find me. If you can defeat me one on one, I will award you prizes."
Wolfman attempts to walk... slowly... to this Klumsy...
Azure: "I'm hurting all... over..."
KlumsyBot: "What do you want, Wolfman?"
Aribar looks at Klumsy, obviously confused.
Wolfman: "...tell me why... I shouldn't hurt you... right now... You lied... to us..."
KlumsyBot: "Because the ship is about to hit the ground at 500 miles per hour. ...And... LOOK BEHIND YOU!"
Metal Man (GM): Klumsy leaps out a window.
Aribar does so.
Wolfman is very tempted to slash him....
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead explodes open. Klumsy is gone.
Aribar: "...Yeah. There's a bookcase there... So wh--... Where did he go?"
Wolfman goes "huh" and slowly turns behind him... whatever is going to happen to him... probably will.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens. He tricked you. The door ahead is open.
Wolfman is definitely enraged... but also still weak.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's keep moving."
Aribar jogs through the next door.
Garrick Fy`aar heads onward.
Wolfman slowly makes his way with the others...
Metal Man (GM): You enter the next hallway.
Wolfman has the looks like he could kill.
Spyke leveled up. (Yay, now I am more behind on my sheet...)
VG carefully follows.
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is clear... the ship continues to shake.
Computer: "Impact in thirty minutes."
Wolfman looks for something to destroy.
Computer: "Bridge attention wanted."
Aribar stays away from Wolf and continues moving.
Metal Man (GM): The door to the bridge is safeguarded... by a puzzle! There's a keyhole, and five keys on the floor. Somebody dropped them.
Aribar looks at the five keys and the keyhole. "We don't have long... Probably 27 minutes left!"
VG attempts to find a key.
Aribar tries to find any distinctions between the five keys.
Metal Man (GM): They all have different little key-bits on them. Do you try any of them?
Garrick Fy`aar picks up... number...
Metal Man (GM): VG: There's five keys.
Wolfman just looks for stuff to destroy... he right now just wants to take out anything and everything related to Grunty.
Garrick Fy`aar: *Number three* *He tries to put it in the keyhole and give it a turn...*
Metal Man (GM): You try it. The key opens the door. Inside is the controls... which are empty.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez, I'm lucky."
Aribar heads inside.
Garrick Fy`aar steps inside.
Aribar: "Good job."
Azure: *Follows suit.*
Klungo?: "Hellooooooooo Questeeeeers!"
Aribar: "...We need to find escape pods or somehow crash land this thing. I estimate we've 19 minutes l--piffle!"
Klungo?: "Wellllllcome toooo the briiiiidge!"
Metal Man (GM): Klungo walks over, seemingly calm even though the ship is tilting.
Wolfman has the look on his face that he wants to destroy him...
Klungo?: "Whaaaat can I do for yoooooou?"
Azure: .oO(Not him again...) *sigh*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...we... er... kinda what to get off this ship. Don't mind Wolfman, he's in a bit of a hysterical mood."
Klungo?: "Dieeeeee? Sorry. I caaaan't do that until the shiiip crashes. I'm the caaaaptain... I goooo down with the shiiip? I muuuuuuust sit here and watch the shiiiiip crash."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's great, but we want to get OFF the ship."
Aribar: "...You could still save the ship." .oO(Wait! Stupid! We're supposed to destroy it!)
Klungo?: "There is nooooo power. Buuuuut you can heeeeeelp me if you waaant."
Wolfman: "...I want you dead... in front of me."
Aribar: "Wolf... Do what you want to him. And soon!"
Wolfman is torn... *Inside Wolf's head.*
Good Wolf: "Hear him out... don't get all in a hissy fit."
Bad Wolf: "Destroy, destroy, destroy! Avenge yourself and your Questers!"
Azure: "Could we put all our differences aside for a moment. I have too much going to stop now right here. I'm sure everyone else does as well."
Spyke stands there silently, watching Wolf...
VG hides behind Spyke.
Klungo?: "Soooo then. Anything else?"
Aribar looks out the nearest window. "..."
Wolfman: "...give me a good reason... why we should help you..."
Wolfman: "...or die."
Wolfman grabs his beam saber.
Aribar: "...Sorry, friend. Jolt!" *The elf zaps Wolfman. 15% damage and...*
Spyke: "Wolf, whatever your decision, I follow you all the... !!!"
Aribar: "...Come to your sense!"
Wolfman growls a little louder. He tenses his hold on his beam saber.
Spyke: "Aribar... I wouldn't... do that... again."
VG: "Klungo, say what you want quickly here." *He is still by Spyke.*
Aribar: .oO(He may just Trance if he doesn't calm down... ) "..."
Klungo?: "I want nothing from yoooou... Only to dieeee like an honorable caaaptain!"
Wolfman snaps. "You have no honor!"
Aribar: "I think I may be able to slow this thing's descent ever so slightly, but it'll take much magic and may damage the nose of the shi--"
Wolfman rushes to Klungo.
Aribar looks at Wolf and backs up.
Metal Man (GM): Klungo stands there, doing nothing to move out of the way.
Wolfman goes to Swords Dance him.
Spyke draws his gun. "And Wolf has made his decision... and I stand by it."
Wolfman might have been too disillusioned to aim properly...
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wolf is insane right now!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit him.
Spyke: "I don't care if he is insane."
Metal Man (GM): ...he bleeds a little silver blood.
Garrick Fy`aar: "If he continues this, we'll ALL be killed. We need to get off of this ship NOW! Dex, judging this moving crate, where are we going to crash land?"
Klungo?: "Thaaat attack was weeeak."
Wolfman: "I'll show you weak!" *He goes for a smash Punch at -1 accuracy.*
Aribar dashes up to the controls... He tries to scan it for some sort of steering device of steering and redundancy.
VG: .oO(He's... Maverick...)
Wolfman: "You have no honor... Grunty has no honor... you all have no honor, and deserve to die!" *He is directing that towards Klungo, not Questers.*
Klungo?: "Hm--- I mean... thaaat meeaaans nothing!"
Metal Man (GM): He's hit again. This time, the wound is deeper... but it just reforms. Aribar: You find a large steering wheel.
Wolfman goes back to Swords Dancing... he really wants to kill this bastard.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him again... and again... no use.
Klungo?: "Stooop thaaat, befoooore I huuurt you..."
Wolfman swaps weapons then... from Beam Saber to Hammer.
Aribar attempts to pull it up... He attempts to make the large aircraft at least glide somewhat to the ground.
Wolfman goes for the crotch hit. "I'm not stopping until you die!"
VG just stays hidden.
Spyke continues to watch.
Metal Man (GM): Let's pause for a sec. I'm sorta busy. And people less patient than you guys want me to post really fast. Hmmm... well, this mission is almost over. Let's continue the last bit. Wolfman: You strike at Klungo many times. He then liquefies into a puddle of silver.
Wolfman doesn't laugh maniacally... but instead just keeps on striking with hammer and saber (not at the same time)
VG just watches in... horror... of what he's heard... "He's... maverick..."
Metal Man (GM): The puddle quickly reforms... into the form of Locos.
Locos?: "Stop right there, fiend! You dare attack a Lunarian in disguise?"
Wolfman is too enraged to listen.
Locos?: "Aribar. Assist me!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos takes out his miniguns.
Wolfman had hammer equipped last... he goes for a crotch shot.
Aribar: "...All of you... Stop this!"
Wolfman: "Stop with your tricks! Your lies!!!"
Aribar: "Locos, I thought you were on the Moon!"
Metal Man (GM): 17 damage per hit as he opens fire on Wolfman.
Locos?: "I have saved my people. Now I must save you!"
Garrick Fy`aar run up to Wolfman and grabs his round the middle, trying to overcome his strength and force him to the ground.
Wolfman: *HP: 121/140*
Aribar: "Why did you not reveal yourself earlier?"
Metal Man (GM): Locos dodges Wolfman's attack.
Wolfman is even MORE enraged now.
Locos?: "I had to stay disguised until the security systems died. We have no time! Come with me!"
Metal Man (GM): Both of you. Wolfman is restrained, unable to move.
Aribar: "Okay... "
Wolfman gets tackled.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick can carry him with the rest.
Wolfman: "Get off of me!"
Aribar: "Locos, just get us out of here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Somebody please get us the hell off this rig. I can't hold him forever."
Locos?: "There's no time! We must reach the escape pods! Follow me!"
Wolfman struggles to get free.
Metal Man (GM): Locos is now running down a hallway.
Garrick Fy`aar wraps his arms all the tighter and follows Locos.
Aribar: "Which reminds me... You had a match with Bowser." *He follows Locos.*
VG doesn't follow... something still isn't right. He checks the room entirely before moving on... he senses a trap or something.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. The room is just fine.
Locos?: "Oh, I did? I'll make sure to honor it if I can."
VG: "...Somehow, I have a bad feeling about this..." *He follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Locos leads you to the escape pods. There's one of them, large enough for everybody."
Wolfman attempts to get out of Garrick's grip now. (STR check it again?)
Aribar hops in.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: Before you can escape, you feel something strange.
VG really doesn't believe that this could be Locos...
Metal Man (GM): Something has entered your mind. It shuts out the thoughts of hatred and killing. You cannot bring yourself to struggle anymore.
Wolfman keeps on struggling... but what is going on...? He just... can't... get free.............................
Metal Man (GM): Locos sets the escape pod.
Locos?: "Not a moment too soon!"
Aribar: "Come on! Everyone in!"
Wolfman: *Coma-state again.*
Aribar: "Oh, Locos..."
VG still doesn't trust this... he better ask.
Aribar: "Not sure if you know or not... But Valhalla Fortress is no more."
Locos?: "I know. It sent an email to me."
VG: "Wait... if you were Klungo... why did you force us to lose our badges and stuff in Grunty's tower? Weren't you against her?"
Locos?: "I was not Klungo there. I disguised myself and killed the real Klungo."
VG: "...I still don't believe you."
Metal Man (GM): As the pod blasts off, you see Grunty's ship crash into the ground.
Aribar: "Why not, Veege?"
VG: "This is just... unsettling."
Metal Man (GM): The pod lands right near HQ.
Locos?: "We have saved Eisnaught. Good job."
Metal Man (GM): Locos opens the door to the pod for you.
Aribar: "You're here to stay now?"
VG still doesn't trust this...
Locos?: "I'll stay along this time, yes."
Garrick Fy`aar lets go of Wolf, letting him fall to the ground before stepping out.
Aribar gets out of the pod and sighs. "So many false Questers these days... Lynk... Klumsy... Mr. T."
Locos?: "Yes, I know, it's horrible. Klumsy there was a machine made by Dr. Wily."
Aribar: "Where are they coming from?"
VG looks to Wolf...
Aribar: "Huh? How'd you know that?"
Locos?: "Lynk was merely a madman whose spirit escaped and possessed another's body."
VG: "...do you guys think he'll be alright? I have no clue what caused him to just... shut down there."
Locos?: "I know that because I hacked into its databanks. Us Lunarians know much about technology, you know. He was created after Klumsy died. He is wearing Klumsy's own shell."
Aribar: "...That's horrible."
Locos?: "It is, indeed. However, the faker will not let it go unless someone defeats him in three challenges. Bronze, silver, and gold. He will give real rewards, but the biggest reward is to put him out of commission."
Aribar: "We'll have to locate its position... Sometime."
Locos?: "However, thanks to you, Eisnaught is saved. I wonder what went wrong with Wolfman. He seems to be lacking logic."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo walks out. Err... floats.
VG: "Besides the usual logic... ...I better let Mewtwo handle this."
Mewtwo: "Good work, Questers. Here's your pay."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo hands you each 3000 coins. Even Locos.
Mewtwo: "Locos contacted me and said he'd be coming back. Wolfman... what's wrong with you? I sense great disturbance."
Aribar heads inside... He is worn out after that mission.
VG: "I think started like this after he lost in a trivia quiz."
Mewtwo: "...He must have built up great stress. However, a mysterious force is repairing the imbalance."
VG: (Items used: 1 Megalixer, 1 Guardian Acorn, 2 Super Sneakers, 1 Debarrier Cube, 2 Red Essences, 1 X Accuracy, 4 Ice Blocks) *REFUND.*
Metal Man (GM): VG regains 4500 coins.
Mewtwo: "Dr. Mario shall check him over."
Locos?: "I must go meditate."
Metal Man (GM): Locos walks off. Mewtwo picks up Wolfman with psychic powers and levitates him along, going towards the inside.
VG follows slowly...
Metal Man (GM): And behind you, Eisnaught still stands, shining in all of its glory. So.... Where has Grunty fled? What is affecting Wolfman? Why has Locos returned early? What will the Questers be assigned to do next, now that all evil appears to have been repulsed? Find out on the next episode of Super Smash Quest!