Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 169: Dimensional Silliness
Date: 3:37:32 PM, March 19th; 7:08:46 PM, March 19th; 2:24:59 PM, March 20th, 2005.
Aribar: "How did we escape?"
Sonic: "Hey! I lived there! Why did you have to let that madman blow it up?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ganondorf. The Triforce must have did it."
Azure: "What expelled us from the dimension in time."
Ganondorf: "The Triforce is in too many pieces to help us, and was broken then as well."
Azure: "So... what did....."
Ganondorf: "Instead... some device warped us here... and whatever else was in that dimension..."
Gibby: "I'm sorry, Sonic. We tried our best."
Ganondorf: "Saving us... and on the other hand... Kuja."
Eggman: *Walks in, looking a little burnt* "Moohahahahahahaha!"
Aribar: "...This proves that Kuja is unstoppable..."
Eggman: "It worked! The Interdimensional Warp Machine saved all me!"
Eggman: "...What? Why is that heinous hedgehog alive... the magician... THE ENTIRE MOB! AHHHHH!!!!" *He flees.*
Metal Man (GM): The lights come on, and fighters begin to wake up.
Azure smirks. "So we owe it to the unusual looking one. I owe him one."
SIMBER: "Sorry for the service outage. A mysterious event occurred. ...Intruders detected. Grodus Class Robots."
SIMBER: "Unlocked all doors which were locked shut without permission."
Link: "...What happened?"
Zelda: "The Chaos Breaker! It's broken!"
Aribar: "...SIMBER, please destroy them if you have not already."
SIMBER: "I am doing so. They have been eliminated."
Aribar looks to the two Hylians... "So is the Triforce."
SIMBER: "System logs show an interdimensional anomaly which used all of the power here to send Kuja to another dimension. You followed him. The door closed. Seconds later, you appeared in an explosion... a Chaos Emerald fueled one. Eggman escaped; he brought a large army through that portal. It appears the event has aligned two universes into one."
Editor's Note: Huh, it's the plot from Sonic X... wait, what's it doing here?
Garrick Fy`aar gets to his feet, looking... completely blank. He pushes in between the Hero of Time and the final Sage and walks out, looking completely emotionless.
SIMBER: "The universe where you were in is now a part of Nintendus."
Metal Man: "...Well... we did our best. We stopped Kuja from taking over the Stadium."
Azure: "Well at least Sonic's world isn't gone. Not entirely anyway."
Sonic: "Not entirely? Where did all my other friends go? I hope the floating----"
Metal Man (GM): Oak rushes in, looking worried.
Aribar: "...But we've proved Kuja is unstoppable! Even if we do manage to wear him down he'll just destroy everything..."
Professor Oak: "Saga has completely disappeared! In its place... some of Saga's own landmarks have appeared here... Grunty was also arrested by the authorities."
Editor's Note: Oh. So that's when Saga was officially removed from existence. Huh.
Azure: "I'm not so sure Aribar. Kuja seemed at the limits of his power. All opponents have a weakness even godly ones. We just have to find it." *He hears oaks words.*
Gibby: "I agree. Nobody's totally unstoppable."
Professor Oak: "Yes... well, the dex information from that battle will be very useful... with one problem."
Sonic: "My Chaos Emeralds are missing!"
Azure: "I read about them. Don't they scatter after being used?"
Professor Oak: "...The Chaos Emeralds Sonic used have been re-scattered, save for the ones Gerald has. The Chaos Breaker is gone, as well. It was a main weapon used to harm Kuja. The Triforce will take at least a year to find all the pieces and put back together. And Kuja probably found some way to profit from the destruction of that realm."
Gibby: "Things are not looking good... ugh..."
Azure: "I'll help with that. I agree with you there professor. I still don't understand his motives for wanting to destroy it. At times like this one can only use what he knows of things and move forward. We are not among the fallen just yet."
Aribar: "Keyword: Yet."
Professor Oak: "On the plus side. Kuja is beatable if you use enough relics of power."
Aribar: "Yeah, but the two relics we used were destroyed!"
Gibby: "How much is 'enough'?"
Azure: "Well three possible power sources have just been expended."
Professor Oak: "This battle had the seven Chaos Emeralds, the Triforce, and the Chaos Breaker."
Aribar: "... Or so it seemed. Eggman used one of his dimensions to teleport everything in that dimension to Nintendus."
Professor Oak: "Those are a total of eleven individual relics."
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yes, EXP. For the Kuja battle. Everyone gets a whopping 1000 EXP for that battle. Besides those who missed all of it.
Metal Man pulls out a note. "...Kuja somehow got this into my pocket... It says..."
Metal Man (GM): 'You have only cracked the tip of the iceberg.'
Metal Man: "...This doesn't sound good to me. He must have been faking it!"
Digifanatic: "Yup. Sounds like my premonitions..."
Azure: "Tip of the iceberg. He's either reference to his pocket or something more sinister..."
Digifanatic: "That that fight is nowhere near the end of things, that is."
Metal Man: "...He had more power, but just wanted to... test us... We passed that test, but only with a lot of help."
Aribar: "He has more power than a god..."
Metal Man: "And all because of us!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... talk about a run of odds now."
Metal Man: "Every single trance since long ago has made him stronger."
Aribar: "If only we could undo our mistakes..."
Digifanatic: "I don't think we can be even classified as an underdog..."
Metal Man: "At this point, he doesn't even need any more..."
Aribar: "Trance... Oh! What was that Hyper mode you did in battle?"
Azure: "He doesn't intimidate me. He's a warrior like all the rest. There has to be a way...."
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah! That's right..."
Metal Man: "I obtained that from my own realm. It is... very special..."
Metal Man is, noticeably, lacking the wings now and looks normal. "However, if we went to Saturn Valley, we could probably find a way so that all Smashers could use it."
Digifanatic: "I was just gonna ask something similar."
Metal Man: "It's a different form of trance, which is powered not by emotions, but by who you face. If you face Kuja, it will automatically engage. It will occur against select enemies, and some enemies after they've hit you enough."
Digifanatic: "Well, that's on my checklist... Considering it works for anyone, that is."
Metal Man: "That should be our next mission. We'll have to go to Saturn Valley."
Sonic: "So then, Questers, what is this place?"
Aribar: "Will others like Digi and I be able to come too?"
Digifanatic: "Metal, that should be obtainable by any build right?"
Sonic: "I see lots of heroes like myself wandering around... everyone looks busy..."
Aribar: "Oh... This is the Super Smash Stadium."
Editor's Note: No it isn't! Wolfman had a different name for this Stadium.
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah, Sonic. This is our place."
Metal Man: "No, Digi. The other two builds remain the same, though we're working on a better ability for the mages."
Aribar: "Heroes and Heroines come from all over to fight each other."
Digifanatic: "We live and breathe it. Dang it..."
Sonic: "Sounds interesting..."
Aribar: "Pays good, and you live good..."
Sonic: "I think I'll join up."
Metal Man: "Just go to the office over there. I'll get you some papers."
Aribar: "Be prepared... These guys are tough!"
Sonic: "I'm always up for a challenge. Like that... Kuja... guy."
Digifanatic: .oO(Note to self: we have a changing of the guard... in form of integration... Beautiful.)
Sonic: "Though hopefully the dimension won't explode after every battle."
Digifanatic: "Nah, that's only his power."
Azure: *Smirks at Sonic's remark.*
Metal Man: "...Yeah... that only happens when Kuja gets ticked off."
Sonic: "We'll need to find a way to disable that ability before fighting him again. Unless we want to see what realm all of our stuff gets sent to next time..."
Digifanatic: "Well, we also have something else."
Digifanatic looks around, finds a photo of VG, and shows it to Sonic.
Aribar: "...It may be possible to silence, seal, his spells... But that is not very possible. Even I, a novice at magic, have learned how to guard against such effects."
Digifanatic: "He's one of us, and considering this Hyper mode works, he can launch an attack that could anyone in a second. He just needs the power of everybody's attacks to do it."
Sonic: "Maybe, but what prevents that Kuja fellow from countering it with an even bigger attack? This fellow reminds me of when Robotnik has all the emeralds. And that's not pretty."
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah..."
Sonic: "Robotnik, using the time stones, went back in time and nearly took over the world!"
Digifanatic: "A villain. S doing."
Sonic: "Kuja, without anything, nearly killed us all and destroyed my home realm."
Gibby: "Went... back... in time..."
Sonic: "Yes. The time stones allow people to go back in time. The only flaw is that anyone else with enough sense can follow them."
Metal Man: "Well, that sounds interesting. The problem?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Metal?"
Metal Man: "I saw Kuja when he first came here... He was ghost-like. You can't hurt a ghost very well, can you?"
Digifanatic: "You're right..."
Metal Man: "And the minute he formed as a normal person, he was killing Questers left and right. So he wasn't weak enough to kill back then... and is unstoppable right now."
Azure: "He can reanimate?"
Aribar: "...Hrm... Just how DID he get here?"
Digifanatic: "Can we rent Luigi's Poltergust?"
Metal Man: "Allow me to explain."
Digifanatic: "If he's willing, of course... But... yeah, I see the flaw there. Never mind."
Azure: "I have been wondering about that Aribar since I began my readings on him."
Metal Man: "It was long ago... We were gaining these new, cool abilities. Not like the smasher's. Weapons, custom attacks, and... you guessed it... Trance mode. We were kicking the butts of all the foes left and right, using abilities which we apparently weren't supposed to have. Wolfman hinted at a hole in the dimensions. One fateful day, we went to destroy the Quester Hunters. We fought all of them and won... but we were approached by a mysterious ghost. He offered us power... free power... all of us could do Trance, rather than just a few people at rare times. We graciously took it. And used it a lot. It destroyed them all. Another guy, Auron, warned us of the earlier ghost. We ignored him, but bought all sorts of shiny weapons from him."
Aribar looks at his feet... The elf mutters a curse, remembering how he Tranced when he encountered Gannon long ago.
Metal Man: "Good thing he never came back and attacked us like Kuja... we'd all be dead."
Azure: "Free power... what a stupid mistake... sorry for saying that..."
Digifanatic: "A trap!"
Metal Man: "Not exactly stupid. It saved us from being killed en masse by Slogs and Quester Hunters. Zio even fell to it. We blew up the horrible base. So, we were about to leave, happy that we had won. Just then, Mr. Ghost appeared. He... had turned solid... he was alive... He took off his mysterious cloak and revealed that he was... KUJA! Then he attacked us all, killing us left and right. Only me, Gibby, Aribar, and a few others survived... We beat him back, but only with luck. He was slightly weak from just reviving."
Azure: "Well it wasn't exactly stupid. But for what your saying I think there was well enough reason that trance could only be used at select times."
Metal Man: "He came back to finish the job... walked right in through the doors, about to Flare Star the whole headquarters down. Then, Alys stopped him. She trapped him in a transformer. Much time passed... An entity called The Void appeared... We killed him, sealing the hole between dimensions. The problem? We brought ALL of Kuja in here, and then some, before the hole was closed. We also got Smithy... Grunty... and revived Zio. That hole was serious business. Well, right now, we're almost done with cleaning up the mess... Then this happens. The hole is still shut, thankfully. But it is obvious. Kuja has taken energy from that other realm as well! The only way to stop him is to seal off all the stuff from his realm. ...Unfortunately, he's the only thing besides Trance from his realm that is here. And there you go."
Editor's Note: Wow, Illian did a great job of summing it all up. I should use that in my eventual all-SSQ-1 summarization somewhere.
Digifanatic: "Trance was quite a double edged sword, isn't it?"
Metal Man: "Indeed. Our fate remains hanging in the balance. We are getting closer to Kuja. But we are also getting more and more in danger. We must be careful as we attempt to eliminate Trance, and eventually the various people who surround and protect him in this realm."
Azure: "Hmmmmm I wonder....."
Metal Man: "We must get Zio to help us... if we can."
Azure: "What if we could find out what realm Kuja came from?"
Digifanatic: "Like that'll ever happen, sadly enough."
Metal Man: "The dilemma is simple. If we open his realm up again, Pandora's box opens. All sorts of stuff comes in, which then causes chaos. The whole world is engulfed in fighting. The Void rises again."
Gibby: "NOT good things..."
Metal Man: "We're put back two steps just to slam Kuja away."
Digifanatic scoffs loudly...
Metal Man: "Not to mention The Void appears to serve Kuja. However... our adventure did help close the hole further."
Metal Man: "What?"
Digifanatic: "If we close that hole entirely, will that rid Trance power permanently until Kuja is defeated? Or at least seal it off?"
Metal Man: "The hole is entirely closed already."
Metal Man: "The thirteen lords are gone, and so are the thirteen gentlemen."
Digifanatic: "Sorry, what you said made it sound like it was a bit ajar."
Metal Man: "This means that we have almost finished the sealing. Let me explain. The hole which lets people who don't belong go in and out freely is shut. However, we can still create temporary holes to boot things out or let them in. Like we did today. With Saga gone, only the crucial world where Sonic came from is left... and it became a part of our realm. All that remains is Zio and Kuja."
Metal Man: "The two dissonant people who do not belong here."
Digifanatic: "Is that hole just between this realm and Kuja's, or are we isolated from the rest of the universe?"
Aribar: "...Many of us don't truly belong here... Could some of us be giving Kuja strength just by our presence?"
Metal Man: "All universes are isolated here."
Metal Man: "The holes allowed anything from any realm to seep in. Well, Aribar, it is strange, but balanced. We give him power for each of us who don't belong... But we are equal to the power which he gains."
Digifanatic: "Ack... then I can't come in contact with any of my friends... until Zio and Kuja are defeated..."
Aribar: "Hrm... It probably would matter much, but maybe I should get Orlando back to my own realm then."
Metal Man: "Perhaps, yes... or have him help us."
Aribar: "...Unless we somehow used a powerful mind controlling spell on him, he would work treachery again."
Metal Man: "Could we have him attack Zio?"
Aribar: "..." *The elf thinks.*
Metal Man (GM): FYI: the name of this chapter will be "Sonic and the Questers: Interdimensional Chaos!" brb a sec
Editor's Note: NOPE -- Maybe try naming it EARLIER to have a chance of getting me to do that for the name (name's too long, anyways)
Aribar: "...As before, he would have to be mind controlled... Or something. I am not sure how long he would last against Zio, but Orlando is one who often comes back to haunt you... He doesn't die easily."
Digifanatic: .oO(Unless... hmm, I might have left the computer on... no I didn't. No one can come here. If I lose myself here... no one will ever know until these holes are unsealed by the others' defeat...)
Azure: "Kuja's spells there almost all alike... the ones the mages of my world use. Are these universally known or something?"
Metal Man: "Well... Kuja channels a universal thread which is seen in almost all realms. Magic."
Digifanatic: .oO(No one will ever know... *echoes*)
Aribar: "...I doubt it. Where he uses Firaga, my people use Blaze. Where he uses Wateraga, my people use White Air."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... then we have our mission. We must take Orlando, in chains, to Saturn Valley. There, we can send him AND Trance back where it belongs. Of course, Kuja will always be able to use Trance, no matter what we do."
Metal Man: "Just that he should lose some power over us. That is, that he will have a harder time manipulating us. The only problem... is hiking through the mountains to get there."
Gibby: "...I hate hiking..."
Aribar: "Don't we have the CACs? Or can they not pass the terrain?"
Digifanatic: *Prolonged sigh* "Even if we rid our Trance to rid him of some of his power, the odds are still stacked way too high."
Metal Man: "Yes, but we must get through the caves."
Digifanatic: "That's not my primary concern."
Metal Man: "The valley is surrounded by a barrier which keeps the air perfectly pure. The water is sparkling clean."
Metal Man (GM): Sonic walks back over.
Sonic: "That sounds a lot like Mobius! I should come. Maybe some of my friends landed there..."
Aribar: "If you wish."
Sonic: "Oh... and I hope Eggman isn't up to something bad!"
Digifanatic: "Well, we should see what happens."
Aribar: "Ivan will probably handle Eggman."
Sonic: "If he's here, and his machines are here... things may become hard. Ivan? Who's that?"
Digifanatic: "Robotnik's brother, I believe. But he's on our side."
Aribar: "He's the overlord of Nintendus I believe."
Sonic: "...Brother? Odd..."
Aribar: "I forget the exact position, but he basically oversees Nintopia, most of Nintendus."
Sonic: "Overlord? Now that sounds even weirder. You haven't been complaining about him... ...He must be good. I haven't been attacked yet by anything of his."
Aribar: "Like Digi said... Yeah."
Digifanatic: "I'm just freaking out right now... with Trance gone and odds still way too high against us, I dunno what way we can finally defeat either one of those two..."
Sonic: "I'll help you."
Digifanatic: "Never mind both of them... and prevent them from ever rising from the grave to haunt us again..."
Gibby: "Where there's a will, there's a way."
Metal Man: "Well, Zio can be killed without trance. So we don't have to worry about him except when he gets in the way. Which is most of the time."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... just it's gonna be one heck and heaven of a way."
Metal Man: "Which means we'll probably have to deal with him soon."
Gibby: "Ugh. I'm getting too handsome for this."
Metal Man: "However... we survived until now. That's great, isn't it, Gibby?"
Aribar chuckles at Gibby's comment.
Metal Man: "We survived Kuja... we should be able to beat him for real, I hope."
Gibby: "With our luck, he'll just get stronger and stronger."
Metal Man: "Well... we survived him twice, but I only count that time long ago. This time, he was merely toying with us to make us hope he was dead."
Metal Man (GM): *El Interlude! Cue whatever Music suits Doopliss* Doopliss is walking along... In a field... Suddenly, out of nowhere, a village appears!
Doopliss: "...Ahhhhhhh!!!! ...That's it... no more black bananas... they give me hallucinations..."
Metal Man (GM): Tails walks out of a hut. His airplane is nearby. He looks dazed.
Tails: "...Where are we?"
Doopliss: "...Nintendus, whatever mutant species of fox you are."
Tails: "...A ghost wearing a bedsheet? Come on. Knuckles, you can't scare me that way."
Doopliss: *Sweatdrop* "...I'm not knuckles."
Metal Man (GM): Tails runs off.
Doopliss: "What's wrong with him?"
Metal Man (GM): People flee from the freakish appearance of Doopliss... until Knuckles taps him on the shoulder.
Doopliss: "Who's there?"
Metal Man (GM): *PUNCH.*
Doopliss: "...@_@ Why did you punch me?"
Knuckles: "You look like King Boom Boo. Who I punched to death. Why are you wandering out in broad daylight?"
Doopliss: "...I'm not some sort of broom... I'm a ghost, you idiot!"
Knuckles: "Who are you calling an idiot! I oughta..."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is suddenly blasted by a green laser.
Tails: "Take that, ghost!"
Doopliss: "...This is... the last time... I let a village land on me..."
Knuckles: "Tails... so you're here too?"
Tails: "...Yes... wherever 'here' is. A huge flash sent us here. I think we're in another dimension."
Knuckles: "Another what?"
Tails: "Dimension. Another history, in which different events happened and a different world resulted."
Knuckles: "But... how did we get here?"
Tails: "I don't know."
Doopliss: *Crawls away* "Must... tell... Gerald..."
Knuckles: "Where's Sonic, anyway?"
Tails: "I hope he's all right..."
Metal Man (GM): * Back to the stadium * Sonic is currently relaxing on a lawn chair, with sunglasses and drinking some sort of smoothie... safely away from the pool, of course.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... I might as well to my room for a few minutes..."
Sonic: "Well, if this is what happens whenever a blonde man attacks, I wouldn't mind it occurring every day!"
Digifanatic heads into his room.
Metal Man (GM): Now, you may resume whatever you were doing. The mission is over. It was brief, but it advanced a lot of plot.
Digifanatic: "I might not be able to be with my friends, but..." *He walks over to his computer chair, and rolls over to his chest of drawers, where a lot of older photos were taken.* "I have these... You all are still here, in my heart. On behalf of everyone else, we will meet again ASAP." *The photos contain the kid in a variety of locales, some around his home, some from a trip to Japan; and are all of his family and friends, mostly the latter.* "I gotta let them know, even if I don't make it..." *He starts writing down a note.* 'There is a bad situation where I am. All interdimensional contact is sealed off. If I'm not alive by the time the seal closes, I want to let you all that you were all there until the end. If I survive (which I should, but you can never tell with such evil), I WILL get you all to come here for a visit. 'And yes, I do remember the fifth anniversary of Million Points of Light is coming. Believe me, I have not forgotten.' He almost starts weeping. 'This craziness is almost insane. But I know of such concern...' *He grabs the note, leaves his room, and knocks on Metal's office to see if he's there.*
Metal Man (GM): He's in there. The door opens.
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey Metal."
Metal Man: "Hi."
Digifanatic: "I would just like to leave this somewhere in your office. My friends and I do have our fair share of concern of each other, and this battle and overall situation of Kuja are of epic proportions. While I don't doubt our forces, I just want my friends to know that... uh... After the seal is broken, that, uh, oh man... I haven't forgotton and stuff, you know."
Metal Man: "I can keep it safe in here."
Digifanatic: "Sometimes we get worried sick about each other."
Metal Man: "And there isn't anything stopping you from sending it..."
Digifanatic: "Really? I thought those holes meant any communication from anything intended towards Nintendus."
Metal Man: "A temporary hole can be used safely, like we did today."
Digifanatic: "Oh, it was temporary?"
Metal Man: "Your mails were sent through temporary holes as well. The permanent hole was destroyed long ago."
Digifanatic: "Oh." *It is clear to see a lot of relief on Ian's face. * "That's good...I didn't know that at all... Well then... Mind if I quick borrow a pencil or something?"
Metal Man: "Take any pencil you want."
Digifanatic: "K." *He crosses out the first couple sentences of his letter; involving any indication of the permanent hole.* "Thanks. Well, I guess I'll keep the note for now... but if I'm a grave situation, I'll let you into my room consider you let me know it's you beforehand. Thanks for the information."
Metal Man: "Okay. You're welcome."
Digifanatic flashes Metal a thumbs-up as he leaves.
Metal Man gives Digifanatic a thumbs-up as well.
Digifanatic: "Heh. Appreciate that." *He closes the door to the office* .oO(Well, considering that permanent hole is destroyed, I guess everything is okay for now.) *He takes the elevator back to his room.* "Okay then..." *He leaves the note on the bureau, resets his photos back to the position with relief, and decides to turn on his computer.* "One can never have too much solace from chaos." *He logs on to his Internet connection, and sees he has one new email.* "Hmmm...'Ian, if you are reading this, I suggest you get... out of the way?!" *His eyes almost bug out as he sees his computer glow. * .oO(Here's the hole situation again...) *He knows what's coming next. He ducks out of the way as three people, come crashing through, the first knocking over the chair, all of them landing on some pillows behind.*
???: "Hey guys... sorry about the chair."
One of them: "Sorry, we were too anxious!"
Digifanatic (GM): The three get up from the floor: two guys and a girl: two of them look Asian, and one seems to be from where Digi comes from.
Digifanatic: "Danny (the above one from New England) and two lovebirds crashing into my place... what a nice surprise."
Digifanatic (GM): Danny (full name: Daniel Johanson) is a bit younger than Ian, just over 16 years old, and has more of a blackish-brown hair, whereas Ian is more blond. Danny is also very thin and is part of the school track team. The two "Lovebirds" from Japan are Yolei and Ken, about 18-19 now. Yolei is seen to have her hair kinda changed to the classic purple-dyed with stripes of her natural brown. Ken keeps his classic blue-dyed.*
Danny: "Hey, nice place."
Ian: "You have not seen anything yet."
Digifanatic: "This entire place is pretty amazing."
Yolei: (in traditional outgoing style) "Come on! Let's check the place out!"
Ian: "Okay, give me a minute." *He stands the chair back off, shuts the computer off (without shutting down!) and proceeds the three to head out.*
Editor's Note: Oh no, Digi's computer is going to be destroyed! Windows 98 doesn't like that at all!
Digifanatic (GM): Everyone is standing over a balcony which overlooks the corner of the HQ.
Ken: "Kinda wish Kari was here instead... this place is real nice, and I assume this is only part of the place."
Yolei playfully slaps him. "And leave ME behind?! Come on now!"
Digifanatic (GM): Everyone seems to get a laugh out of it...
Metal Man (GM): So then. Everybody is at HQ, as normal... some robots are sweeping up the remains of Grodus bots.
Aribar continues to wander the gardens, enjoying the serenity of the night.
Gibby is sitting on a couch reading a book called "The Art of Pancake Flipping".
Metal Man (GM): There's a new section in that book, that was added recently.
Gibby checks out the new section.
Metal Man (GM): It shows a robotic Klumsy flipping pancakes which have green fire on them. And then showing them explode on impact. 'The Rare, and amazing 'Nuclear Pancakes', as demonstrated by an imposter who said he was Klumsy K. Koopa. Only a master can make edible ones without exploding.'
Gibby: "Ooooo..." *He checks out the recipe.*
Metal Man (GM): Recipe: 1 quart rum (for flames)
Garrick Fy`aar is currently hoping to get some magic lessons from Ganondorf in the holoroom.
Metal Man (GM): Pancake batter, Lighter, Thick frying pan, Fire-proof clothing. And the special ingredient, which is not only rare but amazing! Saturn Shotz Super Silly Flavoring Mix. It says that the last ingredient is rare and explosive. But it tastes good when cooked correctly.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Ganondorf is still busy. That, and... the PA comes on again.
Gibby: "Sounds like a challenge!"
PA: "Please report to big room for mission briefing."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...never ends." *He heads for the big room.*
Metal Man (GM): In the big room is not Mewtwo, but instead, a Mr. Saturn. Metal is there, too.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... so then, Mr. Saturn, do you know the way to Saturn Valley?"
Aribar: "Hrm..." *The elf gathers his supplies and heads to the Big Room.*
Mr. Saturn: "YOU dOn'T nEeD mUcH hELp frOM mE."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what?"
Metal Man: "...Why must you talk like a broken xylophone?"
Mr. Saturn: "WhY dO yOU tALk lIKE a RoBOt?"
Gibby puts the book down, and walks over to the big room. "What NOW?"
Metal Man: "...Someone else try to talk to this guy. I don't understand much of what he says. Well, we're going to Saturn Valley."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...why?"
Metal Man: "To dump Orlando off, and seal off Trance. Also, to gain Hyper Mode."
Aribar: "Hrm... Where is Orlando? Is he still in that prison?"
Metal Man: "He's still in his prison, beneath the sea. ...Despite rumors that it exploded."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what?"
Aribar: "...He would be able to survive, I think... He is skilled with water magic."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Trance? Hyper Mode?"
Aribar: "So how will we retrieve him?"
Metal Man: "Well, I heard from Locos that the underground place exploded."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who's gaining Hyper Mode? What IS Hyper Mode?"
Metal Man: "We will go down there using the elevator. Garrick, it is a different ability than Trance, used to channel the difficulty of the enemy rather than one's own instability. It will prevent Kuja from becoming stronger."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...so, what, it's like an upgrade of the Overdrive?"
Aribar: "It is for Smashers."
Metal Man: "I don't really know. I only used it once."
Aribar: "Overdrive does not effect Kuja so it does not need change."
Azure: "Hmmm" *Pops up.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then I'll need something like this Hyper Mode. Metal and I are the only ones with Overdrives, and if Overdrive doesn't hurt Kuja, we'll need something that can."
Metal Man: "I'm not an Overdriver anymore, Garrick. That was my suit of armor. I am a smasher. You would have to become a Smasher to use it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...then I'm the only Overdriver?"
Mr. Saturn: "I wIlL hElP yOU iF yOu PaY mE."
Azure: "Don't forget about me. Your not the only one."
Metal Man: "No... Digi is also an overdriver... as is Gujin."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, we'll need to develop some maneuver that upgrades our Overdrives into something that could hurt Kuja."
Azure: "If we could ever get an overdrive off. The last time I used that power it ended up worse than better..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Exactly. We can't just find a way to change our fighting style and fighting hookup JUST to damage Kuja."
Metal Man: "Overdrive cannot be just increased. It is where it is. We don't have enough money to make the Mr. Saturns fix everything."
Aribar stays silent on this issue. He knows that he is capable of melding with an object to increase his power if he learned the spell, but he has never bothered to do so.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then what are we supposed to do, Metal? The Trance and the Overdrive and the Meld are the three thump cards we have. Now, one is useless."
Aribar: "Just because you do not gain new powers does not mean your old ones are obsolete."
Metal Man: "Trance is the only one which is useless, because it helps Kuja. We are going to replace it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright, whatever. I'm getting confused here... let's just go."
Metal Man: "Okay. To the warp rooms!"
Mr. Saturn: "...I hOpE tHiS iSn'T gOIng tO tAkE ToO lOnG..."
Gibby nods, and heads down to the warp room.
Aribar starts towards the warp room.
Garrick Fy`aar heads in that direction.
Azure: "Here we go again... I didn't get to go buy any stuff aww..." *He heads to the warp room.*
Aribar stays a good five feet away from that aberration known as a Mr. Saturn, though.
Metal Man (GM): Sonic joins up with you.
Aribar: "'allo. Just in time."
Sonic: "I'll join along. Of course, being a smasher now, I'm not supposed to interfere unless things get rough again."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the warp room. A warp pipe is sitting there.
Sonic: "So, how do we get to where we're going?"
Garrick Fy`aar hops on in.
Gibby cannonballs inside.
Metal Man dives in.
Aribar: "To an underwater prison I believe." *The elf hops in.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* Everyone appears on an elevator.
Gibby: "...this is new."
Sonic: "...Not water again! You'd think this entire planet was made out of it..."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is going down.
SIMBER: "Approaching underground detention area 31-5A."
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight.
Gibby sees Ari, and takes out his gun.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...most of it is, Sonic."
Aribar: "...I hope only Orlando is here..."
Garrick Fy`aar draws his own weapon, glancing around.
Aribar: "I wouldn't want to deal with any other villains that this place might have housed."
Metal Man (GM): You're rapidly approaching a blackened building underwater.
Gibby: "We're not usually that lucky."
Metal Man (GM): It finally lands inside the base, and opens. The main room has three doors. One is burnt out.
Gibby steps inside.
Metal Man (GM): There are two left. 'Storage' and 'Detention area'
Metal Man: "We want inside the detention area."
Gibby: "Detention it is then."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Storage might have some good equipment..."
Gibby: "You can check it out if you want."
Azure: .oO( *whispers* It has been done...) *He blinks for a moment* "So we splitting up?"
Aribar: "Hrm... I guess so... I'll go with Garrick. Being alone down here is not a good idea."
Garrick Fy`aar heads into Storage then.
Metal Man: "Let's stick together." *He follows Garrick and Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): The storage area looks untouched. There's boxes and boxes of weird objects.
Gibby will follow Garrick... it's good to have a buddy.
Garrick Fy`aar glances around for anything standing out.
Metal Man (GM): There's a whole lot of stuff that was knocked over or move... somebody had been here before.
Aribar searches the boxes for rations and other food stuffs...
Gibby looks inside one of the boxes.
Metal Man (GM): You look, and find a one-sided coin.
Azure: "Well I might as well not be left out..." *He follows Gibby and Garrick.*
Garrick Fy`aar checks around himself for anything that might be good...
Metal Man (GM): Ari does. Gibby discovers the unedited version of the Smash Dex, which includes random buttons. It is not useful. Garrick discovers a cube with a button on it.
Aribar takes the coin and stuffs it into his money pouch. "Every coin counts..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, scan."
Gibby presses the buttons.
Smash Dex: "Unknown object."
Aribar flinches. "Gibby, why do I have the feeling you've just doomed us?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby: It does not respond to all the button presses.
Metal Man: "This place is full of junk!"
Gibby: "No... it doesn't do anything."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmm."
Metal Man (GM): There's a single computer terminal. You can see it, now.
Gibby: "Hey! This would be great to press from time to time when I get one of my attacks."
Azure: "Well its better than something that's useful. Those usually have stuff that want to attack us."
Metal Man (GM): It's logged in as 'The Void'
Garrick Fy`aar pockets the box and glances to the terminal. He walks up to it and... freezes... "...guys... uhh..."
Gibby keeps the Smash Dex.
Metal Man (GM): The cursor is still blinking.
Aribar: "Hm?" *He walks over to Garrick.* "What's wrong?"
Garrick Fy`aar motions toward the terminal...
Metal Man (GM): Gibby has obtained: Mysterious broken Smash Dex!
Gibby walks towards the others.
Metal Man looks at the terminal, and shrugs. "The Void has been dead since forever. He was stupid enough to leave it logged in."
Garrick Fy`aar: "..."
Metal Man: "At least, that's my two sense. The Void could also be stalking us and pretending that Kuja is the real villain."
Garrick Fy`aar starts typing, interested. He tries a VIEW OLD DATA command.
Metal Man (GM): You see various things.
Azure: "Is that a bad thing or a good thing? I'm never to sure with these contraptions."
Aribar: "...It is troubling to see it, though... What if, somehow, we never defeated the Void entirely?"
Metal Man (GM): The Void was looking up various Quester data. Then he hacked the Smash Dex and stole information from the Quester HQ. He also hacked the systems and various other things...
???: "Who goes there?"
Garrick Fy`aar spins, drawing gun and aiming instantly.
Aribar turns about. "...It depends... Who are you?"
Azure: *Turns with a foot forward.*
Metal Man (GM): You see the mystery person. It is none other than... the guy who I forgot who I--- never mind. It's Ruvyn.
Gibby: "You again..."
Ruvyn: "Please stop messing with my computer. It took days to log in as that fiend."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...long time, no see."
Aribar: "...Are you not Kuja's Transformer partner?"
Ruvyn: "Who told you?"
Aribar: "...Kuja I believe."
Azure: *Sighs again, being lost and confused at confronting old counterparts.*
Ruvyn: "Hmph. Well, Kuja is tired right now, so I can do what I want. What do you want down here?"
Sonic: "I hope he doesn't try to trick us... he might be one of those sneaky guys like Eggman!"
Aribar: "...An old 'friend'. Sans Kuja, do you know of any mages down here?"
Ruvyn: "Orlando Florida ring a bell?"
Ruvyn: "Oh, yeah. There was also this guy named Indalecio, but it appears somebody warped him back to where he belonged long ago. The Void was killed."
Aribar: "Yup... To Orlando I mean... He is to be taken back to Whaller... How does he fare down here?"
Ruvyn: "He's sealed in a stasis chamber. He will be the same as when you last saw him. I will let him loose... if you trade with me."
Ruvyn: "I wish to possess a Smash Dex."
Aribar: "Why? Do you want it... Or Kuja?"
Ruvyn: "I want it so that I can be more like my old Quester self."
Gibby: "But we need our Smash Dexes. I mean how will we--" *Suddenly, a single dusty gear in Gibby's brain turns a notch. He smiles.* "Actually... you've got yourself a deal. You can have mine."
Ruvyn: "Oh? Let me have it."
Gibby: "Orlando first. Then you can have the dex."
Ruvyn: "No. Smash Dex first. then you can have the mage."
Gibby: "How can I be so sure that you won't trick us when I give it to you?"
Azure: "Can we be sure of anything truly in this world?"
Ruvyn: "Well, you can't get to Orlando if you don't trust me."
Aribar: "...Wait... Why do we even need you? Surely it can't be too hard to navigate this place."
Gibby: "No Ari, he's right."
Gibby takes out the broken Smash Dex he got earlier. "Here you go, Ruvyn. A one-of-a-kind Smash Dex." *He walks over to him, and holds it out.*
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn looks at it, and laughs.
Gibby: "Is... there a problem?"
Azure: "Something wrong....."
Ruvyn: "Why would I leave that there if I wanted it?"
Gibby: ^_^; "Uhh... uh... what are you talking about? That's a new Smash Dex."
Ruvyn: "You are horrible at lying. Oh no! Kuja is going to come and kill everyone if you don't give me a Smash Dex!"
Gibby: "If I was horrible at lying, I'd say that I'm made of lint and cauliflower."
Azure: "So it was for Kuja...."
Aribar takes his dex and tosses it to Ruvyn.
Sonic: "...If you're going to make a deal with an evil person, you might want to give them the real deal."
Ruvyn: "Thank you. Now... To Orlando Florida!"
Aribar: "...Now for you to take us... Yes."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn begins walking.
Gibby follows Ruvyn.
Metal Man follows.
Aribar follows, but keeps Moonlight unsheathed.
Metal Man (GM): He leads you to the detention area.
Ruvyn: "It is a good thing you paid me off."
Azure: "Why is that..."
Ruvyn: "If you hadn't, you could have released Orlando on you... but he'd be fully able to attack you..."
Azure: "And how does not giving you the contraption... not guarantee that..."
Ruvyn: "Let's find out."
Azure: "That's quite alright..."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn starts manipulating controls.
Aribar: "...Gibby, may I have that old dex? It is better than nothing. ."
Gibby: "Sure." *He tosses it to Ari.*
Aribar catches and pockets it.
Gibby: "It's good for button pressing."
Ruvyn: "Your friend is released."
Metal Man (GM): Orlando Florida pops out of a sealed cell. He's handcuffed and unarmed. Ruvyn gives you Orlando's weapons and stuff.
Ruvyn: "Do with him what you want... and leave this place!"
Aribar: "...Hello, old friend."
Orlando Florida: "... What am I doing here?" *He seems a bit confused.*
Azure: .oO(Another old friend... I guess...)
Aribar: "Thanks, Ruvyn..."
Gibby: "Hello, Orlando."
Ruvyn: "Make sure not to touch anything on the way out." *Suddenly disappears.*
Aribar: "As for you..." *He turns back to Orlando.* "You're to be sent back to Whaller."
Sonic: "Well, it looks like we got what we came for... let's get out of here and go to those caves! This water is seriously creeping me out."
Orlando Florida attempts to test his bonds... He tries to see if he could escape them.
Metal Man (GM): Orlando: They will break with a high STR check.
Azure: "You really don't like water do you my blue friend?"
Sonic: "I can't swim... and it messes up my spikes!"
Metal Man (GM): Orlando finds the bonds to be too strong.
Orlando Florida: "... You won't take me back so easily! I've unfinished business here."
Metal Man: "Let's get him out of here." *He begins walking back to the elevator.*
Aribar sheaths Moonlight, grabs Orlando firmly on the shoulder, and begins to push him forward.
Azure: *Follows behind metal.*
Gibby guards the rear.
Metal Man (GM): You get onto the elevator.
Metal Man: "Everybody ready?"
Orlando Florida reluctantly allows them to take him... "Not I."
Azure: "We have to be ready for something?"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes up.
Metal Man: "Well, of course!"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator reaches the top.
Metal Man: "And now, the fun begins."
Aribar: "So... To Saturn Valley... Shall we encounter many enemies on the way?"
Metal Man points dead ahead. "Everything from Mega Barfs to Zio himself, possibly. I think there's some hippies in the way too."
Gibby: "...aww... and I thought this was going to be easy."
Aribar: "What a reassuring thought..."
Orlando Florida: "Why, yes it is! So many chances for you all to die."
Aribar: "...And so many chances to use you as a meat shield."
Sonic: "It shall be fun to meet all of these new enemies... your planet is very interesting."
Gibby: "Interesting... that's putting it mildly."
Metal Man starts walking forward. "No need to stand around... sheesh... my thoughts get scattered too often."
Metal Man (GM): The cave, as you see it now, is rather large... but the entrance is small.
Gibby follows Metal.
Aribar follows, guiding the willing Orlando with him.
Metal Man (GM): The cave is huge, and ominous. You hear water dripping everywhere. You walk up, and notice a split in the path.
Metal Man: "Which way should we go?"
Gibby: "Anybody got a coin to flip?"
Orlando Florida: "I do... That is, if someone would give a wizard their stuff back."
Metal Man: "We can flip Orlando. He's one huge, two-dimensional object."
Azure: "So Sonic water dripping bother you any?" *He smirks.*
Orlando Florida: "..." *The human gives another tug at his bonds... He'll flip that insolent Metal Man...*
Sonic: "No... the caves usually aren't full of too much water."
Metal Man (GM): Orlando makes a loud chain noise, but doesn't break it.
Metal Man: "Hey! Stop that! Those handcuffs were given to us by Ruvyn!"
Gibby: "Oh for the love of... I'll do it."
Metal Man: "Okay then, Gibby."
Gibby takes out a coin from his inventory, and flips it. (heads=1 tails=2)
Aribar: "...What happened to our guide anyways?"
Gibby: "To the right!" *He goes down the right path oO(I'm so smart...)*
Metal Man: "Okay... you're the Gibby."
Sonic: "...Good question..."
Aribar: "If he chose right we should go left!"
Metal Man: "...I think we forgot the Mr. Saturn."
Gibby: "I seem to recall that last time you did that, you guys ended up becoming victims of a laser cannon!"
Orlando Florida: "Maybe I should go and find him?"
Aribar: "Maybe we should drop you off into the ocean to drown?"
Metal Man: "Maybe we should dance the hokey pokey! I mean... well... we'll have to find him later."
Gibby: "Come on!" *He keeps going right.*
Aribar sighs and follows Gibby.
Azure: "If we keep going right won't we eventually end up going in a square or circle... unless this goes lower or higher?"
Orlando Florida walks with the group... His hands are bound, but his mouth is not... The mage begins thinking...
Metal Man follows Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): I say we pause here. My mind is el divided too mucho. However, we got a good start on it. The only part left is fighting through a heavily monster-populated cave. Meanwhile...
Garrick Fy`aar is currently on his way to the warp room. He needs to check something... with a quick warp from a pad, he's at Nova's. "...Nova?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...first... I'd like to say I'm sorry."
Nova: "What are you sorry for?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "For giving up that module... I thought it was the best idea, but I still feel like I turned my back on you."
Nova: "When you match wits with a madman, you cannot predict the result. I have plenty of modules right now; the main third is Kuja."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright. In that case, I have a job for you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Do you have access to the Dex data we gained from our fight with Kuja in that alternate dimension?"
Nova: "...While what you said is strange, that data is actually not needed. Data on Kuja has been compiled since two years ago."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I need something exact, though."
Nova: "He cannot keep his abilities secret when he uses them to destroy people like they're made of plastic."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It says that Kuja was beaten by a group of people in his own world... or dimension... or something. Would it be possible to get in contact with these people?"
Nova: "What we have is exact as it gets, save for some poor soul trying to dex him. Unfortunately, opening a hole to that world would make Kuja stronger. He could summon more things of evil, and maybe even go back and undo his death there."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez... Nova, I'm beginning to think this is impossible."
Nova: "Whatever we do in relation to his home world is always a double-edged sword. It may be. There are rumors that he wishes to become a God."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We've tried everything, what else is there?!"
Nova: "You must continue to fight him, and the other enemies. Every time you fight, you discover something important. For example, the only way to beat Kuja without destroying an entire dimension has to be found."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and every time we fight, he just becomes stronger."
Nova: "He is merely trying to psyche you out."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers had just re-encountered Sonic the Hedgehog. They were then sent on a mission: Go to Saturn Valley and have various flaws with both their super abilities and their realm fixed. So, they went down to the Phendrana sea prison. There, they encountered Ruvyn. While the place was apparently owned by Kuja, he did not appear. Ruvyn took a Smash Dex in exchange for giving the Questers Orlando Florida, well-known evil mage. The group then went up the elevator and into the cave... and then took a right turn. Their tour guide got lost somewhere along the way; will he reappear? We continue as the Questers have entered a mysterious part of the cave.
Digifanatic (GM): On the third of the HQ B Wing, Digi might have been seen by others showing his friends around the place... but upon hearing the call, the plan changed. Right now, the three from outside HQ are in his room while Digi has joined with the others.
Metal Man (GM): This is a relatively large, open cave area, with torches on the wall. they're lit.
Sonic: "So far, so good. No robot attacks either."
Digifanatic: "Well, this sounds peaceful enough... but then again..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Never say that, Sonic. It always turns sour when somebody says that..."
Digifanatic: "Sadly enough."
Azure: "Simple words of balance. You call for peace and receive violence; call for the other and the same happens."
Aribar continues down the corridor holding onto Orlando.
Sonic: "Well, don't worry. I'm ready for anything we meet."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Doesn't sound like balance to me... No, you're not." *He chuckles.*
Orlando Florida: "... Hey... If you guys let me go I'll let you have ten thousand coins!"
Gibby: "...you have ten thousand coins?"
Garrick Fy`aar thumps Orlando in the noggin.
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is where things get even more interesting.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Shut up."
Metal Man (GM): You see a large tiled walkway.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I smell traps."
Digifanatic: (mumbling) "I'm almost willing to believe he was lying..."
Azure: "You too... huh..."
Metal Man (GM): It leads to a bridge across a rather large pit.
Gibby sniffs the air.
Orlando Florida mumbles something about Garrick and stays quiet.
Gibby: "I smell damp cave."
Metal Man (GM): It's the only way across, save for flying...
Azure: "How about I go across first?"
Sonic: "You do that."
Gibby: "If you insist."
Digifanatic: "Fine by me..."
Azure he floats up slightly "No one get the idea... of throwing a stone to check for anything please...."
Aribar: "...What about a mage?"
Azure: *Begins to fly across to the other side over the bridge.*
Metal Man (GM): You fly to the bridge... SPD check! You hit a tripline ...A huge hammer comes from the ceiling and slams you into the wall for 20 damage.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... here we go. Guess I'll go next..."
Metal Man (GM): It resets, but you're now a bit stuck into the wall.
Digifanatic starts heading across the bridge...
Azure: *Works himself out of the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi walks across the path and steps on a pressure tile. A spear shoots through his foot, dealing 30 damage.
Azure: "Okay, going over the bridge... stupid idea..." *His body floats up again he floats across the pit to the other side.*
Aribar attempts to memorize where Digi and Azure tripped the traps...
Garrick Fy`aar tries it now...
Orlando Florida: "... Go traps!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You gain a +5 to your SPD check across the trapped place.
Digifanatic glares a bit at Orlando.
Metal Man (GM): My dice hate you.
Aribar begins to cross with Orlando in tow...
Metal Man (GM): Garrick walks across, a razor sharp boomerang nearly hitting him. Instead, it merely slices some of his hair. Aribar waltzes across like nothing is there.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...lord..."
Metal Man (GM): Orlando steps on our favorite trap! a flame trap! 13 fire damage.
Orlando Florida: "GAAAAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Sonic runs across...
Orlando Florida looks severely burned after that...
Gibby tries walking across.
Metal Man (GM): He skillfully outmaneuvers all the traps... like he's seen them before.
Orlando Florida: "You pushed me into that you rotten elf!"
Digifanatic: "You lucky..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...do you have a spare pair of those shoes, Sonic?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby walks across... he's too short to be hit by a spear that flies out of the wall where a regular human's head would be.
Gibby: "Dum de dum dum..."
Sonic: "I'm sorry, but this speed is mostly my own."
Aribar: "...Should I waste my magic to heal him, guys?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Mostly?"
Sonic: "It would be the right thing to do."
Azure: *Floats outward then floats under the bridge and following it to the other side.*
Sonic: "Oh, yes. These shoes grant me better traction, which then speeds me up. That, and the occasional power ring or speed shoes speed me up even more."
Aribar: "Fine... Heal!" *The elf heals 20% of Orlando's HP... He still looks a bit burnt.*
Metal Man (GM): You all get across McTrapland. Now, you see a door with three slots on it.
Azure: *Lands dusting all the rubble from being smashed into a wall off.*
Digifanatic: "Well, I guess I'm fine for now... oh boy, not these again."
Sonic: "How are we supposed to get past that door?"
Orlando Florida squints at the door and studies it...
Gibby: "Probably by using those slots."
Aribar: "No idea ..."
Digifanatic: "If that's what I think it is... Dex, do you know if this is one of those doors where we have to put something in and fight our own creation?"
Digifanatic: "Garrick and I encountered one of those in that factory run."
Metal Man (GM): The door needs three objects in it to open.
Smash Dex: "It is the monster maker... placed here by some malicious person. We can't go back, though... unless you want to revisit those traps."
Digifanatic: "I knew it..."
Orlando Florida: "Tell you what... If you get these infernal handcuffs off me and give me my staff I'll give you three items to stick in it."
Gibby: "I remember these things!"
Aribar: "Do you really think we're that stupid?"
Gibby: "We have to be careful with what we put in."
Sonic: "Why don't you put all healing items in it?"
Orlando Florida: "... You? Yes... The others... Also yes."
Azure: "Well I have nothing but this x-defend. And I doubt that will end with something good..."
Digifanatic: "That's a good idea, but I have nothing of healing."
Sonic: "Or you could try sticking something pointless in there."
Aribar: "I've only MP restoring items..."
Sonic: "That might work."
Aribar: "Pointless? Hrm..."
Digifanatic: "Closest thing is a Super Plush Bear, but I don't want one of those attacking us..."
Gibby: "I've got... sunglasses, and a molecular pill."
Sonic: "...Those sound pretty pointless."
Gibby: "Well the pill could make it go through walls and stuff..."
Digifanatic: "I've never used one, but I don't want the thing to grow big and latch onto us and stuff..."
Sonic: "...What about the sunglasses?"
Aribar lets go of Orlando and tries to keep an eye on him while rooting through his coin pouch for that one-sided coin. "Move and I Terrorbolt you, Ice mage."
Gibby: "It would make the thing look cool."
Sonic: "Hmmm... does anybody have any rings?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You quickly find the one-sided coin.
Azure: "Sorry I'm all out... haven't bought anymore."
Digifanatic catches a glimpse of Ari grabbing the coin.
Sonic: "...Because if there were 50 of them, I could simply destroy the door."
Aribar tosses it into one of the slots before grabbing a hold of Orlando again.
Metal Man (GM): The coin goes into the slot.
Aribar: "There... What could come of a coin?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah..." *He places one of his coins into another slot.*
Sonic: "Now all we need are three more weak objects."
Digifanatic: "If nothing else, it lacks variety."
Gibby takes out his sunglasses, and puts it in the last slot. "No harm could come from these... I hope."
Metal Man (GM): The machine glows.
Digifanatic standa back a step or two.
Metal Man (GM): The three items float out, and then begin to merge.
Azure: "Umm... so what happens now..."
Metal Man (GM): A green aura forms....
Gibby does as well.
Digifanatic: "Well, we'll have to wait."
Metal Man (GM): ...And in a small burst of mist, your new enemy appears!
Gibby: "Now we fight the monster we created."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's a two-dimensional secret-agent-esque man made of gold! One second while I make up the stats.
Digifanatic: "Well, that was odd."
Gibby: "Oooo... he DOES look cool."
Azure: *Blinks twice.*
Digifanatic: "Now's not the time, Gibby."
Azure: "His body is made of gold... maybe that wasn't a good idea..."
Gibby: "What? It's true..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but you never know what'll happen."
Aribar stands back and allows the other to engage it. He has his hand full with Orlando.
Aribar: "Good luck!"
Orlando Florida: "Yeah! Let's hope a dagger doesn't stab you in the back while you fight..."
Digifanatic: "We'll have to see, that's all."
Metal Man (GM): SPDs, everybody! Sonic sits out on the side.
Digifanatic glances at Sonic. "Slacker..." he mutters to himself.
Sonic: "It's actually not allowed... smashers aren't supposed to help unless things get bad."
Agent Golden Guy: "Your coins are mine! Mwahahahahahaha!"
Digifanatic: "Oh, okay. Have to brush up on the Smasher's Handbook sometime soon."
Metal Man (GM): He has a metallic ring to his voice.
Gibby debuts his three shot attack! He cocks his gun, and shoots the gold dude three times! WOOT!
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Double damage from each! Plus that crit... and a wonder crit if you have that badge... 260% it is.
Digifanatic: "Wow, Gibby... you been training lately?"
Metal Man (GM): You shoot big holes in the golden man's head.
Agent Golden Guy: "How dare you ruin my beautiful golden sheen!"
Gibby: "Not too shabby..."
Agent Golden Guy: "Take this!"
Digifanatic: .oO(The movie said white men can't jump, but I heard nothing saying that Kirbies can't shoot a gun...)
Metal Man (GM): A yellow beam hits Gibby. Gibby, how many coins do you have? ...Ouch.... Gibby takes 53 damage... then loses 532 coins.
Gibby: "OW! You meanie!"
Golden Guy: "And... again! Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby takes 47 damage and loses 479 coins.
Digifanatic: "Greedy little soul he is..."
Gibby: "I'm hurt AND poor at the same time!"
Orlando Florida: "Serves you right for being greedy, yah blue misfit!"
Metal Man (GM): Golden Guy is healed by all the coins he gets, too. He regains 9 HP!
Aribar smacks Orlando... "Shaddup!"
Golden Guy: "I will have to rob you several more times to replenish my golden self!"
Azure rushes the golden thing and smashes his arms around it a loud boom can be heard as his arms contact with each other. -Impact Bounder-
Sonic: "If you destroy him, I have a feeling he'll drop a lot of coins."
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Digifanatic: "I wouldn't be surprised, Sonic."
Metal Man (GM): However, he cannot be stunned... what type of attack is that? I mean, normal or special? Oh, yeah. You're overdrive. Double damage.
Azure with his arms wrapped around it. "Guys... do you want to keep fighting it... or do you want me to drop it in the pit?"
Golden Guy: "If you drop me down there, you won't get all the coins in me!"
Digifanatic: "Gibby would probably want his coins back..."
Golden Guy: "Then I can create a golden palace all to myself!"
Azure: "I see that machine took great expense to give you much greed."
Gibby: "Yes... yes I would..."
Digifanatic: "Keep him here, Azure."
Azure: "Fine." *He toses the small thing up and then rams it into a nearby wall with another high speed attack.* -Bozen smash-
Metal Man (GM): You throw him into the wall for yet more double damage.
Digifanatic uses a Fire Lunge (any bonus for him being cornered?) on the Golden Guy.
Metal Man (GM): No bonus. Normal roll. The fiery attack barely hits him. However, the supernatural way of it makes it deal half damage!
Digifanatic then smacks him a bit with the Golf Club.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. Another half damage, though. But you hit him good. New round! Golden guy begins spinning rapidly. due to being 1-sided, he disappears every other second.
Aribar: "...Maybe that coin was the wrong choice..."
Gibby sees the gold dude spinning, and tries his best to time his shots.
Orlando Florida: "Go gold agent guy thing dude!"
Metal Man (GM): Only one hit. Double damage from it.
Gibby: "His spinning's making it harder to hit him."
Metal Man (GM): The GoldenGuy then tears off his sunglasses and throws them. It explodes, engulfing everyone in the battle for 10 damage.
Orlando Florida: "What is it?"
Metal Man (GM): Then he fires the yellow coin beam at Digi.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: What're your coins?
Aribar: "..." *Smacks Orlando again.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi takes 26 damage and then loses 268 coins. Goldenguy recovers 2 HP.
Digifanatic: "Eh, I didn't make out as bad as possible..."
Goldenguy: "Ha ha ha ha! Only 38,700 more coins needed to fix myself up!"
Digifanatic: "I'll be fine..."
Azure: "That's it... I don't care much for currency. I'll compensate everyone is that okay!?" *He rushes toward it grabbing at it again.* "IMPACT BOUNDER!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit him for double damage.
Azure: *With his arms wrapped around it floats over to the pit and drops the goldenguy.*
Metal Man (GM): He slips out of your hands!
Digifanatic uses a Fire Punch on that Golden Guy.
Metal Man (GM): He turns invisible seconds before you can hit him.
Digifanatic tries that again...
Metal Man (GM): He's hit for half damage this time. Your turn over?
Digifanatic: "Please finish him off Gibby..."
Gibby: "I'll try, but he's getting harder to hit."
Orlando Florida: "... Look! A diversion!"
Digifanatic: "Well, think of it this way: even with his luck, you and Azure both have a better chance than I do."
Gibby reloads, and then puts his gun arm over his other arm in a cross motion, and focuses three more shots on him.
Metal Man (GM): The 38 will hit anyway, but... The 38 hits for quadruple damage! 104%
Gibby: "Got 'im!"
Metal Man (GM): He's still standing... he must be made out of 100,000 coins! Goldenguy, however, has a different idea. He turns to Orlando and shoots him twice with the gold beam! What's Orlando's coin count?
Orlando Florida: "H-hey! What are you doing?!"
Metal Man (GM): Orlando takes 2 damage in total, and then loses 7 coins. Golden Guy regains 1 HP.
Orlando Florida: "Hey!"
Golden Guy: "Bah! You suck!"
Orlando Florida tries to break his bonds and repay that golden guy a favor... If allowed.
Golden Guy: "You're the poorest person I've stolen from!"
Aribar: "I'm poorer!"
Orlando Florida: *... Lucky.*
Metal Man (GM): Those chains are tough! ...Wow... just barely failed.
Orlando Florida: *Lucky 2! ...If allowed. Final lucky!*
Metal Man (GM): The chains of doom keep you in place.
Digifanatic is a bit upset. He tries that Fire Lunge, knowing his X Acc is fading.
Editor's Note: Oh no! What ever will happen next? (Digi's X Acc will probably fail, I just know it.)