Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 177: Origin of the Solarians; Turmoil in the City
Date: 4:36:19 PM, April 1st; 5:03:49 PM, April 2nd, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Well, anyway, you're here... it's time for a mission. You guys are at the kitchen. Where you were being attacked by that angry ghost. However... the cook stops attacking for a second.
Silvia: "Hmmm... perhaps we could... uhh... have some sort of truce?"
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't lower his guns... "...you're the one he started in on us..."
Silvia: "I don't exactly like to see my kitchen go up into flames, even if it is to destroy invading potato chip thieves!"
Aribar: "We didn't want to fight in the first place."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright, fine."
Digifanatic: .oO(No, don't say you're part of a tourism group...)
Garrick Fy`aar gently resets the hammer on his M150 and powers down his Einhammer and returns them to they're proper locations...
Silvia: "Simply enough... leave my kitchen immediately so that I can repaaaair it!"
Aribar starts towards and through the door.
Digifanatic: "Okay." *He follows Ari...*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...er... sorry for... all this. We'll try to keep VG's stomach in check from now on..." *He turns on his heel and leaves as well.*
King Demon leaves the kitchen.
Julian Sawyer: *Falls out of a random portal, landing on the other side of the door the others are going through, and joining the mission.*
Metal Man (GM): Okay... that leaves one last door. The bottom right door.
Aribar starts towards that door.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Digifanatic follows again.
Julian Sawyer: "Ok..." *Goes towards the door everyone seems to be interested in.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey, good to see ya get here, Julian..."
King Demon opens the door.
Garrick Fy`aar heads along two, keeping his guns ready.
Julian Sawyer: "You mind telling me where we are, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Some temple... Hang on." *He asks Dex what the exact place of this temple is...* "Temple, palace, something..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's the X-Zone, in case you're wondering..."
Aribar opens the door and heads through.
Smash Dex: "This is the Solarian Temple's X-zone counterpart."
Metal Man (GM): The door finally opens for you. You see a complex computer room. A single computer, with a keyboard and all, is at the other side of the room.
Julian Sawyer: "Like an alternate dimension or something?"
Metal Man (GM): You can turn it on as well as the lights.
Digifanatic: "Ah." *He closes the Dex as normal.* "This is odd... an entire complex on one computer..."
Aribar turns the lights on... Then he walks over to the computer. "Maybe this will give us the whereabouts of that red star we need to get to seal the temple in the Light World."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll check it." *He walks up to the computer, his knuckles cracking* "I've learned a good deal from Nova..."
Aribar steps aside and watches Garrick work at the computer.
Metal Man (GM): You type on it... nothing happens.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmmm... maybe it has no power..."
King Demon looks around the room to see if there's anything he can do.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, scan."
Julian Sawyer: "Did you turn it on?"
Smash Dex: "The most difficult problem in the universe keeps this computer from being used: No one has turned it on via the power button."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...pfft, excuse me. I thought the Solarians might have been a little more advanced than a power button." *He finds the small switch and flips it.*
Julian Sawyer: "That's what I thought."
Metal Man (GM): It turns on, and starts booting up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's not like Nova has a little on button somewhere on him..."
Computer: *BEEP!* 'Loading Microsoft Windows Ver. 6.392092.'
Garrick Fy`aar stares... "...you've GOT to be kidding me..."
Julian Sawyer: "Wow, this place must be OLD."
Metal Man (GM): It then boots up completely, showing a tweaked out looking circle symbol that is most definitely a relative of the original Microsoft Windows symbol. It's now got the familiar desktop stuff on it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Okay, let's see here..."
Metal Man (GM): There's one icon which is most interesting. 'Final_Log.wmv'
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmm." *He clicks on it...*
Metal Man (GM): It opens up. After a few seconds of computing, you see... definitely a human. Shrouded in darkness.
???: "Hello. Whoever is reading this message must be from the far flung future. I hid this file in a computer and sent it into the X-zone version of our ill-fated Temple of Light. This also means the real temple has appeared somewhere and been unsealed. I'll be brief and blunt with you. As long as the temple is opened, doomsday is approaching. If it is not closed, it will most likely be used for evil and destroy your world. If you're here, though, you obviously are looking for a way to seal it."
Aribar: "So far that's coming true..."
Digifanatic: "Here we go again..."
???: "While the red star is the key to sealing the temple, it is not the only one. Nova, a sentient computer, which we lost far out into the Galaxy, is needed to shut down the machine. Also... a set of... how many was it? Yeah. 36 keys, used to lock the door."
Garrick Fy`aar: "36...good lord..."
???: "This, along with the crystal stars, will ensure that the door is sealed as it should be."
Julian Sawyer: "...Fetch quest. Great."
Smash Dex: "...That is the same number of keys that Grunty used to seal away Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo Jumbo."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Shh."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, can you get in contact with Nova?"
Aribar: "...Perhaps they're the same keys."
???: "Now then, I don't believe all this prophet mumbo jumbo, but you see, they say that by some divine coincidence, when this place returns, all the prerequisite items will be on the same planet."
Digifanatic: "Maybe this was a temple Grunty helped build when she still had all that ching."
Smash Dex: "Nova had to leave the X-zone to save power."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn... we'll find out later then..."
???: "That is the important part, though. Now then, for some other important information. This temple is also named the Solar Temple, for it contains many references to the sun. ...But we, the builders, are all human. Every one."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...they aren't Solarians?"
???: "Some people called us Solarians for building it, but they're whacked out of their minds."
Editor's Note: Aha. At last, the explanation as to who/what the fake Solarians were.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...wait..."
???: "We're just misguided people, who felt magitek could help save Earth from Avon."
Aribar: "...Wouldn't that mean that humans were the Lunarian's enemies?"
Garrick Fy`aar leans in closer to the man on the screen, his eyes squinting slightly to try and make him out...
???: "Well... unfortunately, we found out that we were misguided when our weapon destroyed the first moon."
Metal Man (GM): You look... it's a human, of unknown name. Obviously a high ranking official.
???: "If we didn't seal it, the rogue Avon A.I. could have taken it over. Unfortunately, this means our planet is doomed. We have sent many colonists to Mars."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to Ari.
Aribar hrms, thinking back to his days at school...
???: "I am one of the last few people on Earth. For the same reason we started this project, we are staying here... to build a new Earth over the ruins. For a fail-safe is slowly destroying Avon. Unfortunately, that means it will no longer be Earth... but what we prophesize as Neo-Earth."
Editor's Note: Which ties in fake Solarians with the fake Neo-Earth plot.
Digifanatic kinda ironically does the same, but it is his absence from Earth that really provokes thoughts.
Garrick Fy`aar turns his eyes back to the computer. Could it be someone from his time?
Digifanatic: "Neo-Earth... isn't that where Metal's from?"
Aribar: "Hey... I think it was Mars that the initial humans that accidentally went to Whaller were going..."
???: "This is Commander Sha'fol of the Solarians, signing out."
Editor's Note: And explains who that annoying Sha'fol person is too.
Metal Man (GM): The video stops.
Garrick Fy`aar sighs, his head dipping slightly...
Digifanatic: "Hmm... this isn't the Earth's only doom according to my past..."
Aribar: "That name sounds familiar..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, did you record all that?"
Smash Dex: "...Strange. Yes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good. Let's get out of here, double time."
Smash Dex: "Sha'fol was what Kuja was trying to stop us from unleashing, long ago."
Smash Dex: "Sha'fol also controlled Wolfman... ...Could this person still be here?"
Digifanatic: "I wouldn't be surprised..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If he is, he isn't in this part of the temple. We've already checked everything." *He glances over the computer, looking for anything of interest.*
Metal Man (GM): There's not much else. It's a bare-bones computer, and appears to be ailing from various computer-related maladies. Such as a fragmented hard disk, low memory, low hard drive space, corrupted operating system files...
Aribar: "There has to be something else, though... Should that red star be here somewhere?"
Smash Dex: "There is another door down the hallway."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then let's check it out."
Digifanatic sighs deeply... "A long while back... a few years back, I left this group for reasons almost unsure, but I was confused at the time..."
Garrick Fy`aar moves away from the computer, heading with renewed purpose toward the door.
Metal Man (GM): As you leave...
Digifanatic: "About that time...*Sigh* now's not the time."
Computer: "Subjects are leaving room. Automated shutdown initiated."
Metal Man (GM): The computer then shuts down. And the lights turn off as you leave the room. Now, as you go down the hallway, the door at the end can be seen.
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(...no markings... nothing from my time... the Solarians... the Lunarians... I'm a fossil to these people...)
Metal Man (GM): It's a metallic one... a sliding one...
Digifanatic: "Same here..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a pressure-pad to the side of the door. Do you press it?
Garrick Fy`aar does so.
Aribar hrms... The elf walks up to the door.
Metal Man (GM): *Beeep* It turns green, and the door slides open. Mist comes in....
Garrick Fy`aar: "...ready yourselves..."
Metal Man (GM): *suspense* I must brb. Be back in a second.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Julian Sawyer: "This must be new..."
Metal Man (GM): It opens... the mist subsides. As you smell it, you can tell it's actually dust.
Digifanatic: "What the...?"
Julian Sawyer: *Looks in.*
Metal Man (GM): You see in front of you... an abandoned laboratory. The lights flicker on, buzzing. Everything is made from various metals.
Digifanatic: "Okay, this doesn't seem too bad so far..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a few rainbow-shaped lines indicating magitek equipment.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Don't drop your guard..."
Computer: "Welcome to Solarian Laboratory A."
Garrick Fy`aar eases inside, gun at the ready...
Computer: "What can I do for you?"
Digifanatic cautiously follows Garrick...
Metal Man (GM): The semi-emotionless female voice echoes through the empty room.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...we're looking for a key."
Julian Sawyer: "And a star."
Metal Man (GM): There's a large video screen to your left, and a table with a variety of strange projects and a mini-control thing on it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "They're the same thing. ...apparently..."
Computer: "...Based upon recent records..."
Digifanatic walks over to the project table.
Computer: "It has been identified that you are the guests I have been waiting 102,027 years, 3 weeks, 4 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes, and 45 seconds for."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, sorry we're late."
Julian Sawyer: "You must have been bored."
Computer: "This may be inaccurate due to several warps through other dimensions. I am unable to exhibit most human feelings, such as being bored. Sha'Fol instructed me on what to do for you."
Digifanatic: .oO(100,000+ years? I must have gone through some odd warps when I joined this place...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then feel free."
Computer: "According to prophecy, you would all carry electronic scanning devices."
Julian Sawyer: "That'd be the Smash Dex..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Yeah, dimensions too, but this is just plain weird...)
Aribar hrms... He doesn't like this computer.
Computer: "One of the thirty six keys you seek fell into here when the temple was warped into your realm."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Could you point us to it's location?"
Computer: "Location... sorry. I had a memory error. Please initiate the scanning ability of your red boxes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right... Dex, scan."
Julian Sawyer: *Scan.*
Aribar doesn't do so...
King Demon sighs "It's never easy is it?"
Digifanatic: "It isn't..."
Smash Dex: "...Key detected. On the middle of the desk. It is invisible."
King Demon scans the room with his dex.
Garrick Fy`aar walks up to the desk... "...hmmmm..."
Digifanatic's eyes widen a bit... he's at the table...
Garrick Fy`aar grips his gun a bit tighter as he reaches around the desk for the key...
Julian Sawyer: *Places his hand on the middle of the table and starts feeling around for the key.*
Digifanatic reaches around a bit cautiously, not knowing what the key's made of....
Metal Man (GM): You all feel the key. It turns visible.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've got it."
Digifanatic backs his hand away a bit.
Computer: "That is your key. Unfortunately, the star is far harder to find."
Garrick Fy`aar takes the key in his hand, looking it over before depositing it into his NSS.
Computer: "An attempt to steal it from the outside jammed the security systems. Here is a log of what happened. GRODUS wishes to access Sec.Star.Bat. CORE denies access. GRODUS bypass detected. Shutdown. Error: Sec.Star.Bat corrupted. The next room is the star room. I will open the door for you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Anything we should be expecting in there?"
Metal Man (GM): A part of the wall opens... showing a dark room.
Computer: "Unknown. The file on that was corrupted."
Digifanatic: "Eh... kinda ominous..."
Computer: "Hostile security presence is in there."
King Demon: "Thats not a good thing..."
Aribar sighs and takes out the Wand of Wonder. "Let's go... I guess."
King Demon goes toward the door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...great... well, let's get this over with... Dex, scanners at full, and please say I brought the night vision mod with me..."
Julian Sawyer: "Looks like we got a fight on our hands..."
Smash Dex: "Affirmative, Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Activate."
Smash Dex: "Activated."
King Demon stands in the doorway and looks into the next room.
Digifanatic follows... a bit nervous...
Garrick Fy`aar grimaces slightly as his eyes tingle with electric charge, looking into the doorway and the room beyond...
Metal Man (GM): ...It's pitch dark, besides for a few sparking machines.
Digifanatic: *But whatever ensues from this will be.*
King Demon cautiously goes through the door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm not seeing anything..."
Julian Sawyer: *Enter!*
Garrick Fy`aar moves in a few paces... then stops "Hold."
Julian Sawyer: *Stops.*
King Demon lights his hand on fire.
Metal Man (GM): Demon creates a torch. You can now see a limited area around Demon.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...fire equals heat equals third, Demon..."
King Demon pauses "What is it Garrick?"
Metal Man (GM): The red star flickers at the other end of the room.
King Demon: "Huh?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "There's a light switch. Hold on..."
Digifanatic: "Have you heard of heat-seeking missiles? Ah, never mind."
Garrick Fy`aar heads over to the other side of the room, disappearing into the blackness... click.
Julian Sawyer: *Prepares to beat feet.*
King Demon: "Yeah, but since I'm fire, I'd be the primary target anyway..."
Aribar stays where he is.
Metal Man (GM): The lights turn on... and Garrick is standing next to a man in dark black clothes... who has metallic arms, a strange helmet, two red robotic eyes, but yet otherwise a human body... oh, yeah, and that large pack on his back is also metallic.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
???: "StOoOoOoOoOp right theEeEeEre!!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar immediately draws, muttering a deactivation of the night vision as he turns to him.
King Demon: "Hey Garrick, who's your friend?"
Digifanatic scans the weird guy.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Demon, shut UP!"
Julian Sawyer: "I called it."
Smash Dex: "Unable to scan. Scrambler field protects subject."
King Demon lets go of the fire in his hand.
Digifanatic: "Oh well..."
???: "The star... it is hoOoOoOly!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who are you?"
Julian Sawyer: "...And your point is?"
Aribar: "We wish to borrow the star."
???: "I am nobody... and the star must noOoOoOoOt be touched!"
Julian Sawyer: "Even by you?"
???: "Even by mEeEeEeEeE!!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "Then why are you here?"
???: "Now... leave thiIiIiIs plaAaAaAce!"
Julian Sawyer: "And can you please stop talking like that?"
???: "ToOoOoO protect iIiIiIt!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Can't do that, bud."
???: "You dare... insult MeEeEeEeEeEe? DIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Religious Fanatic. Please give me all yer SPDs.
Garrick Fy`aar rolls away from the weirdo and over to the others, his gun clacking with a new clip.
???: "And now... I shall read from my holy book. The holy red star must remain in the temple at all times... If it is removed... doom will curse all who touch it!"
Julian Sawyer: "Well, at least he stopped talking like thiIiIiIs..."
Aribar: "We do not wish to take it from the temple. We only wish to seal the temple with it."
???: "And so... the Sun, God of all, forever sealed it in the temple of light to protect others from being cursed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Pfft, doom already curses us, bud. We're the hit squad for an entire planet."
???: "And thus, all faithful followers must protect the holy star!"
Metal Man (GM): Pretty pathetic attack, eh? How's a sermon gonna hurt anyone?
Aribar hrms... The elf can't see where the fanatic's at... The elf fires off two Magic Missiles. The arcane orbs light up the area slightly as they unerringly zig-zag to the Fanatic and explode in a white burst of arcane energy. The elf then downs a Green Potion.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Scan blocker is in place... Mark 5, see if you can get around his signal and try a different frequency." *He starts off his turn by blasting with regular, armor piercing rounds.*
Metal Man (GM): *Glow* A holy beam of light illuminates the priest. The bullets bounce off of it, missing him completely.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...damn."
???: "I shall be protected by my God!"
Garrick Fy`aar finishes his turn by blasting him with barrier-piercing rounds...
Metal Man (GM): ...The light appears again, but the first shot actually hits him. The others are blocked by the light.
???: "Unholy demon... you possess speed which can touch the faithful? You must be crucified!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Good thing I'm a martyr then..."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/snes/Zelda3_Sanctuary_Theme.mid <-- Music for this battle
Julian Sawyer: "Let's see if you can block a boot." *Julian attacks with a triple-kicking Beatbox, then breakdance sweeps him into a handstand kick with a Breakdown Bah.*
Metal Man (GM): The light appears again... your boot hits him... but does no damage... as if he's made out of stone. All three... heck, that second kick knocks you onto the ground.
???: "I shall not hit a man while he is down... it is against the covenant."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... this guy is crazy."
???: "If it is crazy to believe in the lord, then the entire world is an unfaithful place!"
Garrick Fy`aar glances around like nuts... he's got an idea... but will it work?
???: "Truly... the demons of hell have come to destroy the temple of light!"
Digifanatic realizes an X Accuracy is not necessarily of easy use, so he uses a Super Mario Punch on the OTHER Fanatic (and they all thought I was the only one...)
King Demon: "I did?"
Metal Man (GM): He moves his robed hand in the way, stopping you from damaging him at all. *Miss.*
???: "The slowness of your attacks shall protect the faithful."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...anything, Dex?"
???: "I shall triumph!"
Digifanatic shakes it off, and then decides to just defend for now.
Smash Dex: "Mysterious energy field protects the man from being scanned, and also from most attacks."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Most attacks... Aribar hit him... try magic."
King Demon: "Figures..."
???: "A holy mage of my own people... attacking me... the world is destroyed!"
Aribar: "...I am Aribar Hunter, a half-elven magician..."
King Demon sighs and launches his fireballs at the fanatic that is not digi.
Aribar: "Not some fellow fanatic!"
Metal Man (GM): The white light blocks them, fizzling them out.
???: "You, Aribar Hunter, are clearly using the ancient magic of my forefathers... Thus, you are related enough to save yourself from these sinners! Great lord, avenge the sins committed against me!"
Metal Man (GM): ...The arms of the fanatic glow... energy ripples through them.
Aribar: "I doubt that."
Metal Man (GM): Then.... *KA-BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!!* Lightning strikes everyone at once... holy element lightning. White lightning. Dealing an instant 76% holy damage.
Aribar: "Gaaaah!" *He dies...* "...You know what? You're blinded by the light!" *The elf casts a Blindness spell on the Fanatic and follows up with a Magic Missile (24%).*
Garrick Fy`aar growls out in pain, breathing a bit heavy as he continues to mutter under his breath...
Julian Sawyer: "...Let's try not attacking him."
Garrick Fy`aar stands there a bit, juking back and forth... he looks around for cover, like a gunman can. "That's it..."
???: "You blinded me... terrible beings!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Cover... cover... come on..."
Aribar: "We're trying to help by sealing this place from bad people, but you're interferring."
Julian Sawyer: "Try hiding behind the star."
Digifanatic: "Not a bad idea Julian."
Metal Man (GM): The only cover is around the star pillar. The rest of the room is empty.
Garrick Fy`aar hits himself mentally, sliding over to the pillar and putting it between him and this freak "Keep him busy, I have an idea..." *He quickly reaches into his NSS and pulls out his own book, flipping quickly through the pages...*
???: *Two voices at once* "You cannot keep the eyes of God busy!"
Julian Sawyer: "Every attack hits that barrier! And then he uses that to hit us! What are we supposed to do, talk to him?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just give me a little time!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian: What do you do?
Julian Sawyer: "Er..." *Julian tries the Beatboxing again, thinking of nothing better to do.*
Metal Man (GM): The man, despite being blind, manages to block all of those with the light.
Julian Sawyer: "Dammit!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls, sliding the book away and drawing his Einhammer.
Digifanatic: "Man, that guy is nuts..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That didn't work... we're just going to have to beat it out of him unless you guys want to have a huge explosion on your hands!"
Julian Sawyer: "What'd you try?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, there's almost nothing to do..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He's covered in magitek... if I go gearless up to him, I might be able to pull it off, but not without blowing up the star."
Julian Sawyer: "What are you talking about?"
Digifanatic: "Really, what?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Pulling his magitek apart!"
Julian Sawyer: "How?"
???: "Do not tempt the wrath of God!"
Julian Sawyer: "What's you're idea?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's not going to work unless you've got a photon force field generator in your back pocket!!!"
Aribar: "Do you even have proof your god exists?"
Digifanatic decides to ditch the star op, and instead tries to defend.
???: "He is the Sun... which has been protecting me with His light and avenging your sins with His lightning."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Even then... wait."
Julian Sawyer: "I have a bottomless fez, if that helps."
Digifanatic: .oO(Solarians... that makes sense.)
King Demon shrugs and tries to go for the star, seeing nothing else to really do.
Metal Man (GM): Demon: It's behind a rainbow force field on a pedestal.
Garrick Fy`aar pulls the book back out, thumbing through the pages for the correct chant to pull magitek apart..."
Metal Man (GM): What exactly do you do to try to get it?
Digifanatic: "Demon, that thing's got a forcefield!"
Julian Sawyer: *Looks around for the rainbow generator.*
Metal Man (GM): Empty lab surrounds the area. A few flows of rainbow magitek energy are like wires on the walls.
King Demon uses Dex to scan the room, looking for a way to shut down either Fanatic's force field or the one on the star.
Smash Dex: "...Magitek is weak against other Magitek. The only way to damage it is to hit it with Magitek."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ari, your mirror!"
King Demon: "And since I'm not a mage... why in hades am I here?"
???: "Almighty God! Destroy the sinners!"
Garrick Fy`aar is still hiding behind the pillar...
Metal Man (GM): He glows again... a bright flash fills the room, blinding everyone but Garrick, who is hiding. Then, bolts of holy energy zap everyone for 24 damage... except Garrick.
King Demon is blind apparently.
Metal Man (GM): It hits the pillar....
???: "Noooooo! The holy field has been damaged by my God!"
Garrick Fy`aar glances up, hopeful...
Metal Man (GM): The field is now weaker, but still functional.
Garrick Fy`aar leans out, smirking at him.
???: "...If it is His plan, I must follow it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Your mama wears combat boots!"
King Demon: "He's a robot, I don't think he HAS a mama!"
Garrick Fy`aar gives Demon a dirty, dirty look He then looks back out.
Aribar curses and casts Magic Missile three times on this guy... 24*3 would be... 72%.
???: "I am a being of incomprehensible strength. God is all whom I need."
King Demon is blind thus cannot see it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Your OS wears combat boots! Fine then, your GOD wears combat boots!!"
Aribar: "...What if he takes that as a compliment?"
???: "You are wrong. My God is everything, including those combat boots."
King Demon: "He might just do that Ari!"
???: "A piece of Him and His will is in all objects and people. You are ignorant nonbelievers. I cannot be defeated by mere insults."
Garrick Fy`aar spins out from behind cover, blasts him with a HUGE shot that cuts his HP in half, then pops behind cover again.
Metal Man (GM): He takes the hit....
???: "Foolish sinner. My God shall take appropriate vengeance!"
Garrick Fy`aar holds a fresh charge in his teeth, sliding it into the barrel as he chuckles loudly.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries throwing ??? at the forcefield itself.*
Metal Man (GM): He pushes you away with superior strength.
???: "You cannot touch a holy follower of Solaria!"
King Demon attempts to join Garrick behind the cover, even though he's blind.
Metal Man (GM): You do so... ending your turn. New round!
???: "Unholy sinners! I bring you... the true wrath of GOD!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Get ready to leap, Demon..."
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly becomes even MORE covered in energy.. ..The entire room is obliterated by a wave of holy energy.
Julian Sawyer: *Activates... LUCKY DAY!*
Metal Man (GM): 572% damage to all but Demon and Garrick ...For Demon and Garrick saved themselves by hiding behind the pillar. The pedestal et force field is obliterated.
Aribar: *Last Lucky...*
Julian Sawyer: *Death Number 1*
Metal Man (GM): And the star itself is thrown unto the ground. It is now open to take... but you have to use an action to get it. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/snes/fanatic.mid The fanatic is now... floating. He's morphed a bit, now covered in some tough metallic armor.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, what the status of his magitek?"
Metal Man (GM): A holy light surrounds him....
Julian Sawyer: *Revives, losing an action.*
Aribar downs a Maple Syrup and casts Mirror on himself... Is Blind over?
Smash Dex: "His magitek has been deployed at full power... the last volley used 1% of his true power."
Metal Man (GM): People who died: Blindness is over.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then we gotta bust this thing... thank god I've got five lives left..."
Fanatic: "You cannot defeat me, infidels. I shall show you my TRUE power!"
Garrick Fy`aar double-checks the chant in his mind as he races up to the guy, sliding underneath him on his back and unloading a trio of hits from his Einhammer, doing 65 dmg each.
Metal Man (GM): Roll eeeiiiiiiit. Unless there's a reason for being able to insta-hit with that. The magic, indeed, hits him.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Get the star! HURRY!"
Julian Sawyer: *Grabs the star, hooray!*
Metal Man (GM): The fanatic himself looks rather weakened. Julian grabs the star.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Get your ass outta here, Julian, we don't need him getting it back!"
Metal Man (GM): SPD check to escape, Julian. You run to the door...
Fanatic: "There is no escape."
Metal Man (GM): A rainbow beam, shot by the fanatic, causes a HUGE explosion at the door. When the dust clears, the exit is barred by 50 feet of debris.
Julian Sawyer: "Damn!"
King Demon tries to move the debris from in front of the door so Julian can escape.
Metal Man (GM): Even your best attack can't move it... Try a STR check. You only move a small bit of debris.
Fanatic: "Magic Wave!"
Metal Man (GM): He thrusts his fists out at you...
King Demon wonders if he can use the debris as a shield lol.
Metal Man (GM): Not when you used your turn to try to move it ..And waves of rainbow energy hit everyone for 100% damage.
Fanatic: "Ultimate shield!"
Metal Man (GM): The Fanatic is surrounded by a rainbow shield, which halves damage of all attacks that hit him.
Garrick Fy`aar gets fried big time, dying. He can't out roll THAT death.
Fanatic: "Giga Flare!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Fanatic is engulfed by rainbow fire.
Fanatic: "Healing of the Gods!"
Metal Man (GM): The Fanatic loses his blindness. If he's able to take his turn.
Julian Sawyer: "Clear the debris! We can't win this fight!"
Fanatic: "You shall be destroyed by the righteous might of my lord!"
Aribar fires three Star Storms from his Wand of Wonder at the target... "If we try we can win!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Aribar's got the right idea! We can beat him. Dex, PLEASE tell me his blocker lowered with that barrage..."
Metal Man (GM): You deal 22 and 12 damage... 34 damage total.
Julian Sawyer: "He just healed himself and put up a shield! We are doomed!"
Smash Dex: "His... blocker? It lowered... but now he's simply avoiding attacks with a similar success rate."
Garrick Fy`aar: "His SCAN blocker, damn it!"
Smash Dex: "His scan blocker? With all those fields, he might as well be the sun itself... no data can be obtained."
Garrick Fy`aar growls, unleashing another implode to cut his HP in half, if he can get the shot through. Followed by a pair of Destroys.
Metal Man (GM): 66 total damage... the fanatic falls to the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Garrick Fy`aar leaps to his feet, having been on his back the whole time. He growls, his Einhammer held in both hands and aiming at the face of the idiot...
Fanatic: "...Foolish mortals... by destroying me... you have opened Pandora's box!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Demon, Julian, clear away from the door."
Metal Man (GM): The Fanatic stands up, puts his arms up... and yells really loudly as rays of light emanate from him.
Julian Sawyer: *Get as far away from the door as he can.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Clear away from the door! NOW!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Too late: He instantly explodes... putting everyone with only 1 HP from the threshold (I.E. 99/100)
King Demon is dead, so no problem there, unless I've been revived already.
Julian Sawyer: *Hah, Dodge!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian manages to avoid that, strangely enough. A hole has appeared in the opposite wall.
Garrick Fy`aar screams out in pain, dropping to his knees and panting... he'd been close to him...
Julian Sawyer: "...We're saved!"
Metal Man (GM): Everybody who lived through that fight gets 600 EXP.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ju... Julian... give me... give me the star..."
King Demon shrugs. He levels up as well.
Julian Sawyer: *Hands it over.*
Garrick Fy`aar slides it safely away in his NSS, then slowly and shakily gets to his feet. He looks horrible...
Julian Sawyer: "You need any help getting around?"
Wolfman and VG end up catching up... hopefully, Wolf's allergies are cleared up now.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm fine... I'm fine... let's just get moving..."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, the allergies are gone, by now. You enter the next room...
VG: "What happened while I was taking care of the sick Wolf?"
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever, man. Just say if you need any help..." *Heads through the hole in the wall* "Stuff blew up, we got the star."
Metal Man (GM): And find all of the keys... the ones you haven't collected already... piled up.
Garrick Fy`aar moves into the next room, limping slightly...
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh..."
Julian Sawyer: "What a coincidence." *Gathers them all together.*
Garrick Fy`aar: *wait, is my HP at full because of my level up?*
Metal Man (GM): Once you pick them up... you find a nice warp tile underneath them.
VG decides to use a Megalixer on everyone... he could use the slight health boost, and Wolfman doesn't really seem that badly damaged.
Garrick Fy`aar stands up straight, feeling fine then. He starts placing key after key into his NSS. Once they are all there, he scans the warp tile...
Smash Dex: "Warp tile to unknown destination... outside X-zone."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Better than nothing... let's go."
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, it's not like we have a choice." *Steps on it.*
Wolfman and mushroom follow.
King Demon steps on the warp tile.
Garrick Fy`aar swings his Einhammer onto his back and steps on as well.
Metal Man (GM): *WARPNESS* All of you appear in what appears to be a... warp room. Except... while it looks similar to your own, it is different. Odd.
Julian Sawyer: "... X-Zone Stadium?"
Metal Man (GM): The lights are out, but light filters through from cracks and holes in the walls.
Wolfman: "...does anyone else have the feeling of deja vu?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, we're out of the X-Zone... Dex, take in surrounding data... give us a location..."
Julian Sawyer: "Are there any other zones that we know of?"
Smash Dex: "Location: Somewhere in Hyrule Field."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmm." *He starts moving, walking outside the warp room... he readies his guns...*
Julian Sawyer: *Exits the room.*
King Demon leaves the warp room as well.
Metal Man (GM): You see a nice sign on the wall you see in the next hallway.
VG reads the sign.
Julian Sawyer: *Reads it.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Welcome to Solarian Headquarters.' You may go left or right.
VG: "...I'm thinking right here. What do you guys say?"
Julian Sawyer: "You always go right..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...better than nothing, but stay loose. They're might be more follower people down here..."
Julian Sawyer: *Heads in said direction.*
Garrick Fy`aar walks right as well.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/gba/T_MetroidFusion_DiscoveryTheme.mid
Wolfman follows VG's idea.
Metal Man (GM): You enter another room... it's most obviously a shop.
Julian Sawyer: *Starts whistling Lean On Me for some reason.*
Metal Man (GM): Destroyed. No items usable. Footprints... melted into the ground.
Garrick Fy`aar just gives Julian a look...
Julian Sawyer: "..."
VG just... freezes up.
Julian Sawyer: "This is not a good sign."
VG: "Who... did... this?"
King Demon follows whoever.
Garrick Fy`aar kneels down to a footprint, looking at it...
Wolfman: .oO(Uh oh... VG is getting angry again...)
Metal Man (GM): It's an army boot. Much like your own.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...melted..."
Julian Sawyer: "Obviously a super-powerful being who could most likely crush us under his fingertip."
Garrick Fy`aar glances up and looks around for any other doors out of here...
Metal Man (GM): There's a torn down door, leading into a bleak looking room, up ahead. Nearby.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads for it.*
Garrick Fy`aar stands up straight and walks through it.
VG heads towards this door... almost robotically.
Wolfman takes the rear.
Metal Man (GM): This room is full of exploded furniture. There's also obvious imprints of people who were next to the walls before being annihilated.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...fire?"
Julian Sawyer: "I'm guessing nuclear strike."
Metal Man (GM): ...And carved on the ceiling... is 'I AM AVON'
Julian Sawyer: "Or some guy named Avon."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...good... god..." *He freezes up, staring at the writing with wide eyes.*
Wolfman: "...that's Nova's counterpart, isn't it?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Dex, wide range scan. Anything resembling Avon's data make up?"
Metal Man (GM): ...A hologram appears... ...flickering to life.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Strike that, Dex..."
Metal Man (GM): You see none other than Avon... but instead of a child,it is obviously a grown person... with dull red eyes, and an emotionless expression on his face.
VG doesn't recall this Avon... he doesn't care almost...
Garrick Fy`aar scowls heavily... "You..."
Avon: "Who dares to enter my domain?"
Julian Sawyer: "He does." *Points at Garrick.*
Avon: "Explain yourself... 'Garrick.' NOW."
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't budge, doesn't waver... "...we're here to reseal the temple of the Solarians. We were transported here via warp after our battle securing the items we needed."
Avon: "Then, I shall destroy you."
Julian Sawyer: *Starts inching towards the door...*
Metal Man (GM): Avon fires a beam of light at Garrick's head... Garrick barely avoids it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Run! NOW!"
Wolfman: .oO(...he must love the Solarians or something)
Julian Sawyer: *Flees in panic!*
Metal Man (GM): The light burns the metal like everything else that has been burnt. He begins walking towards Garrick... an evil aura of red and black energy around him. Garrick: Do you run?
King Demon runs as well.
Garrick Fy`aar draws his M150 so fast, thanks to his anger and rage of this machine that took his world, and unloads on it as he backpedals toward the door.
Wolfman is wondering whether it's worth intervening... (INT)
Metal Man (GM): The bullets go right through the hologram.
Julian Sawyer: "RUN YOU MORONS!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAMN IT, WOLF, RUN!!!"
Metal Man (GM): It destroys an entire couch near Garrick.
Wolfman grunts, and goes with the rest.
Metal Man (GM): You all run... it seems to be mocking you... as it walks slowly. You see it destroying things right behind your heels.
Garrick Fy`aar unslings the Einhammer and fires a trio of flashbangs at his feet before tearing off after the others.
Metal Man (GM): It walks right through the attack and nearly hits Garrick with another scorching beam. You run down the hallway... and see a way to the right. Do you take it?
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, contact Nova. I don't care if you have to scream it. DO IT!"
Julian Sawyer: *When he gets to the intersection, turns in the direction that was left when they came to it the first time.*
Garrick Fy`aar follows, racing in last place.
Metal Man (GM): You run this way... you see some sort of hallway to the left. 'Executive offices' Do you go straight or left?
Garrick Fy`aar: "Straight, straight!"
Julian Sawyer: *Keeps on running.*
King Demon goes left.
Wolfman goes left.
VG goes straight.
Metal Man (GM): The guys who go left escape the wrath of the hologram. Those who go straight return to the same wrecked room.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Keep going!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Where they are now surrounded by two Avon holograms. One from behind, another heading straight towards you two.
VG: "We're surrounded!"
Avon: "Foolish humans. You are so predictable."
VG turns to the Avon that said that.
Avon: "It is a shame that I have to destroy you."
VG: "I am NOT a human."
Garrick Fy`aar looks back and forth, back and forth...
Julian Sawyer: *Tries going around or sliding under the forward Avon.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian is electrokinetically lifted up from Avon and thrown onto Garrick when he tries to escape.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dah!"
Julian Sawyer: "WOAH!"
VG: "What the?!?" *He turns to see Julian thrown onto Garrick... uh oh.*
Avon: "Now... I see that you have come to stop the destruction of this evil world."
Garrick Fy`aar swings his Einhammer around, aiming at the wall to his left. He unloads on it...
Julian Sawyer: "Who said anything about that? That was all him!"
VG gets into the Reflector position... he hopes that he will get shot at AFTER deployment.
Metal Man (GM): ...The wall explodes, and rubble comes in... but nothing else.
Garrick Fy`aar does the same on the right...
Metal Man (GM): It does the same.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn..."
Avon: "I must think now... is it worth it to destroy you now, or torture you by watching you attempt to escape?"
Metal Man (GM): *Pause on group that went forward Unpause on lefties* You guys who went left: You immediately go up stairs... and see a single door. 'Sha'fol's office'
Wolfman gulps... "...Demon, no problem with you working with me, but if this is what I think this is, expect this to be my fight." *He gets the Megaton Hammer out... and swings at the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is blasted open... revealing a dimly lit room ..And all you see is an empty desk, and a scrap of paper. Do you read the paper?
Wolfman goes to the scrap of paper, and reads it. He does NOT touch it, though.
Metal Man (GM): It says... 'I am in the museum surrounded by a moat.' That's all that is written on it.
Wolfman: .oO(Museum by the moat?) *He attempts to call up his dex to ask where this museum could be.*
Smash Dex: "Museums dot the world. There's one in Eisnaught, Doughnut City, Quester HQ, and of course, they just opened one at the ruins of Bowser's castle."
Wolfman: "Thank you..." *He does some thinking... don't old castles have moats?* "Demon, you still with me?"
King Demon: "Bowser's castle sounds like the most likely one, doesn't it Wolf?"
Wolfman: "That's what I'm thinking. Let's round up the others and find it." *He heads back towards the intersection.*
Metal Man (GM): You find the other group of people... surrounded by two Avons. *Unpause et all.*
King Demon: "Sounds good to me."
Avon: "Joining us now, aren't you?"
King Demon follows wolf.
Julian Sawyer: "Aw hell..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I hope you guys found a way outta here..."
Wolfman: "What do you want Avon?" *He is NOT surrounded like the others are he hopes.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed... Wolfman is not surrounded, nor is Demon.
Avon: "The death of all who wish to help the Solarians."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We're not helping the Solarians!"
Avon: "By sealing their temple, you help them immensely. Their super weapon is a loose cannon. They swore to keep it from falling into the wrong hands..."
Wolfman: "One of those Solarians... or perhaps Solarian allies, kind of turned traitor on us."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And it's IN the wrong hands!"
Wolfman: "Are you familiar with Grodus?"
Avon: "That weapon must not be sealed. All must be destroyed. No. I am Avon."
Wolfman: .oO(...what an idiot) "I know you are Avon."
Garrick Fy`aar: .oO(Nova... where are you...)
Wolfman: "Do you know of someone named Grodus?"
King Demon: "Well, how are we supposed to help THEM?"
Avon: "You must not help them. Their temple, and the entire planet, must be destroyed."
Wolfman: "He was a Solarian [ally] that wanted to take out a few Lunarians. He turned on us, though."
Avon: "Mortals are unpredictable; they must be destroyed."
Wolfman: "Sealing the temple might allow that super weapon to be inaccessible. Are you sure destroying is the only way?"
Avon: "You must be destroyed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Listen, Avon, the temple is under Kuja's control."
Avon: "He will destroy everything for us, then. He must succeed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Including you!"
Avon: "That is my goal."
King Demon: "I get the feeling they don't really care..."
VG: "You WANT to be destroyed?!?"
King Demon: "YOU WANT TO DIE!?"
Avon: "I do not live or die. I wish to destroy this planet at all costs. It is being done."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then why kill us now?"
Avon: "You must not be allowed to stop it from happening. To stop you from stopping the planet from being destroyed."
Wolfman swaps to the beam saber.
King Demon: "Hmmm... I wonder if there's anything back in that office that could help us..."
Garrick Fy`aar glances around frantically... there's a way out of this....
Avon: "You cannot harm me. I am a hologram."
Metal Man (GM): Demon: That red star sparkles in your pocket.
King Demon: "huh?" pulls out the red star
Wolfman is tempted to swing his sword at the hologram just because... but doesn't.
Metal Man (GM): Eh. If you had it, it wound up in Demon's hands somehow.
Avon: "...You have the star..."
Metal Man (GM): The star begins glowing... flashing...
Metal Man (GM): Avon flees, barely avoiding a red beam which the star shoots at him.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...GO! Back to the warp room!"
Metal Man (GM): The debris in the wall explodes, too... Revealing a cave, outside.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...better yet..."
King Demon: "Woah, sweet!"
Wolfman: "...why don't we just take that path instead?"
VG dashes to the cave.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Fine by me!"
Garrick Fy`aar books it.
Metal Man (GM): You flee...
Garrick Fy`aar runs... yeah....
Metal Man (GM): And everyone reaches the outside. Hyrule Field. When you look behind you... the cave is gone.
Smash Dex: "Incoming transmission."
King Demon goes through the cave.
Garrick Fy`aar slows to a stop...
Nova: "It appears you escaped. With the red star."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...get... us... out of here... NOW!"
Julian Sawyer: "It appears so."
Nova: "Do not fear. You are safe where you are."
Wolfman attempts to contact Nova.
Nova: "Nothing can escape the cave but those who do not belong there."
Julian Sawyer: "Good."
Wolfman: "Nova, would you know where Bowser's Castle is in this dimension?"
Nova: "I am opening a warp to your headquarters."
King Demon: "Yeah, I like this thing!"
Nova: "It is far off, to the East... or far to the West. It's on the other side of the planet."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): A blue warp opens up.
Wolfman: "For some reason, I feel we need to go there soon."
Julian Sawyer: "Finally..." *Steps through it.*
Garrick Fy`aar slowly walks into it, exhausted.
VG wonders what Wolfman is talking about... another time, perhaps. WARP.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP!*
Wolfman shrugs his shoulders... *WARP.*
Metal Man (GM): And now... introducing a new feature to the end of missions! Instead of a tedious, sometimes bothersome debriefing... The awards are just listed and given out here.
King Demon shrugs and pockets the star before walking through the warp.
Metal Man (GM): Clearage Rank: A Coins Gained: 4000 EXP Tallies Religious Fanatic (Full participation): 600 EXP part Before Religious Fanatic: 200 EXP
Part After Religious Fanatic: 100 EXP
Garrick: Tactician. +800 coins
End of mission-
Everybody appears at headquarters, fully healed.
Will the Questers ever see Sha'fol?
How will the Questers get to Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo Jumbo?
VG: *1 Megalixer, 1 Energizer, 1 Super Plush Bear, 1 Super Sneaker, 1 Red Essence, 3 Ice Blocks.*
Metal Man (GM): What will the Axion of Balance members do?
King Demon: *I gained a level!*
Metal Man (GM): All this and more, on the next episode of Super Smash Quest!
Garrick Fy`aar: *Dooo dooo DOOOOOO dooo doooooooooooooooah.*
Metal Man (GM): VG regains 2800 coins.
Wolfman goes to one of the Big Room computers and attempts to pull up information about Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo Jumbo.
Metal Man (GM): Very simply, it says they're imprisoned underneath the radioactive ruins of Grunty's tower.
Wolfman: .oO(Hmm... Even some of X's and Zero's best armor had some difficulty with really harsh environments. But... I've recently been... repaired, so to speak. Perhaps I need an upgrade... oh, the times I wish I could just step into a capsule...) *He starts going to Oak's lab.*
Professor Oak: "Hello!"
Wolfman: "Hi Oak. First of all, thanks for the upgraded Armor that I have right now; it's helped a good deal." *He also retroactively sends MH another 1000 coins for secretary work.*
Professor Oak: "Oh, don't mention it. It wasn't too much work. Another one of my brilliant inventions."
Wolfman: "Well... I'm going to ask that this becomes upgraded again. If need be, I'll toss in some coins to speed up the process for what I'm intending."
Professor Oak: "How should I upgrade it again?"
Wolfman: "The last time I was back at my old realm, one of X's armors that I saw him wear was some type of armor that gave him protection against some dangerous surfaces... for some reason, spikes were always a problem with him. I feel that it's time that Banjo, Kazooie, and Mumbo Jumbo are freed... to do that, though, I need some protection against the Radioactive site. ...basically, I'm asking for this armor to protect me against very harsh environments, like radiation."
Professor Oak: "Hmmm... It shall require 7500 coins to cover the materials."
Wolfman removes the main part of the Wolf Armor, leaving him with just the basic... well, "shell". He then gives that and 7500 coins to Oak.
Professor Oak: "Expect it back within two missions from now."
Wolfman: "Aye." *He leaves... eventually gets his Book of Complete Randomness back, and takes it to his room to start reading it... what could possibly be in here that would make this book the right one for me?*
VG is just in R&R... resting.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody is at HQ, as normal, yet again. For the time being, you may do as you please. It's evening now. Early evening. The sun set three hours ago.
Digifanatic: *Digi's in R&R, pretty much as normal. * "This place is so crazy, I swear..."
Aribar sits in the R&R room, watching TV... The elf would be spending his money at the store, but he has none.
Metal Man (GM): Everything is going as normal... Oak messing with VG's armor, and GW putting new items in stock...
Digifanatic: "The things destiny can do to one person can be insane."
Metal Man (GM): The TV flickers on. Erm... is on, I should say.
Reporter: "Today, on the Eisnaught news... ...What is THAT?"
Metal Man (GM): The Reporter behind her. A mysterious cloaked man runs by, knocking people over and leaping over cars.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh... Usually if you hear 'What is that?' it's trouble..."
Aribar: "...That doesn't happen every day... More like once a week."
Reporter: "Back to scheduled news... the grand opening of the... ...what now?"
Metal Man (GM): ...A large screen appears inside the city's force field... projecting Grodus's face.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Grodus: "Surrender now, to the Axiom of Balance... or be destroyed!"
Metal Man (GM): You see the mystery man in the distance, driving out of Eisnaught on the freeway... heading towards Doughnut City.
Digifanatic: "Yup... these are the things destiny has done to me..."
Reporter: "It appears a third has been sent by the so-called Axiom of balance..."
Digifanatic: (to Ari) "And Metal better not think about... you-know-what-ing."
Metal Man (GM): ...*BAM* A bomb appears and explodes nearby, destroying several buildings.
Charles Magellean: http://www.ffdownloads.com/dl/Final%20Fantasy%2010/mp3s/Official%soundtrack/1-16-Enemy%20Attack.mp3
Julian Sawyer: *Is sitting a table in the kitchen, eating a bowl of Admiral Crunch.*
Reporter: "...An EMP bomb just destroyed the shield generators!"
Aribar: "...This warrants a visit to the Big Room."
Metal Man (GM): The shield goes down... revealing an incoming armada... an army of X-Nauts, boos, large space ships...
Aribar gets up and starts towards the Big Room.
Metal Man (GM): Zio's dark followers... Eggrobos... ..All of them lead by Metallix himself! *BAM* A far-off bam is heard from the reporter's rig...
Digifanatic looks around..."Only three of us... oh well."
Reporter: "Another bomb just hit Doughnut city!"
Metal Man (GM): ...A far off explosion is heard, as well.
Reporter: "...This is a disaster situation, people! Defenses are down, a hostile invading army is approaching, and several key defense installations have been disabled!"
Metal Man (GM): The reporter begins running as lasers and X-Nauts overrun the city. You see the mysterious man again... one last time. He attacks all X-Nauts in his path, heading towards Doughnut City...
Aribar gets to the Big Room the elf supposes... He looks about for Mewtwo.
Metal Man (GM): Then a huge explosion takes out the camera feed.
Mewtwo: "Greetings, Questers."
Digifanatic shuts off the TV and follows Ari into Big Room.
Aribar: "Did you just watch what happened on the TV?"
Mewtwo: "Our news feeds indicate a massive amount of explosive activity."
Charles Magellean wonders if there's gonna be any subsequent EMP bombings.
Gibby notices the others heading down to the big room, and decides to follow them. What happened NOW?
Aribar: "Are we going to do anything to stop it?"
Mewtwo: "However... I cannot give you one mission."
Aribar: "One? ... As in, just one?"
Mewtwo: "There are several objectives, each equally as important."
Digifanatic: "I believe that. Too much hostility..."
Julian Sawyer: *Finishes his cereal and heads for the Big Room for some reason.*
Mewtwo: "Chase that mysterious man you saw, defend Eisnaught, save Banjo and Kazooie, or even explore the Solarian Temple yet some more."
Gibby: "So many options, so little time..."
Aribar: "The first two seem the most important."
Julian Sawyer: *Enters Big Room* "What's up?"
Aribar: "Chaos and destruction."
Julian Sawyer: "The usual?"
Digifanatic: "And the latter two are important, *Looks around at everyone* but with all we have right now, it's too risky to split up..."
Aribar: "Yup... Hrm..." *He counts heads...* "One, two, three, four... Mewtwo, are Banjo and Kazooie in immediate danger?"
Gibby: "Well which of the four would be the most beneficial for us when completed?"
Mewtwo: "Not necessarily, no."
Julian Sawyer: *around at everyone**but with all we have right now, it's too risky to split up...*
Aribar: "Yup... Hrm..."
Mewtwo: "It is up to you."
Metal Man walks in.
Julian Sawyer: "So what're out options?"
Metal Man: "I'll give you a helping hand, too."
Aribar: "...I say we split into two groups. One to go after that mystery man, and another to defend Eisnaught."
Digifanatic: "As long as it doesn't involve driving a vehicle."
Mewtwo: "It is up to you."
Gibby: "I'm not a big fan of splitting up..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... there's almost too much at stake..."
Julian Sawyer: "Shouldn't we concentrate on saving the city first?"
Gibby: "How about a vote, and majority wins."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... I guess I agree with Julian."
Mewtwo: "Remember, you should decide quickly."
Gibby: "City saving IS important..."
Aribar: "...Well, I'm going to go after the Mystery Man."
Mewtwo: "...I also have news that Zora's Domain was hit by a bomb."
Aribar: "...I'm not going there. The last time I did I was transformed into a vampire."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Where art thou, eh?
Garrick Fy`aar: "Two cities under attack, Banjo and that bird need to be rescued, that Mystery Man needs to be found, we need to explore that Solarian temple, AND we need to figure out what to do with Zora's Domain?"
Mewtwo: "...Distress beacon from Nova's place indicates that place was bombed as well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez..."
Digifanatic: "Oh man... sooner the better."
Julian Sawyer: "No rest for the weary..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...then let's take a few jobs each. I'll check out those bombs."
Metal Man: "Now, of course, I'd be all for finding and destroying the menace who did this, but... there's not enough of us to go in all those places. ...And several of those jobs require a mob of people."
Garrick Fy`aar: "To be honest, saving lives comes first."
Aribar: "Well, I've made my choice. I'll be in the warp room..."
Metal Man: "Especially Eisnaught, which has crippled defenses and an invading army."
Aribar gathers his supplies and heads towards the warp room to chase after the mysterious person... The elf then remembers that Doopliss still has Moonlight, or it is in the Solarian Temple...
Gibby: "I will go and help defend Eisnaught."
Metal Man: "The main choice to save Eisnaught is to board an unknown ship which coordinates the attack."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll head to Nova's and check that out, go look in at Zora's Domain, then I'll support you in Eisnaught."
Metal Man: "Okay, then."
Julian Sawyer: "Saving the people of said cities should be our top priority. I'll go to Eisnaught."
Mewtwo: "I have made a list of who will do what."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Knowing the bird and the bear, they'll be okay for a while longer."
Metal Man (GM): Eisnaught: Julian, Gibby, Metal Mystery Man: Aribar
Digifanatic: "I guess I'm with the three."
Metal Man (GM): Nova et Zora's Domain: Garrick Eisnaught: Julian, Gibby, Metal, Digi.
Mewtwo: "Now... get to work... there's a lot of chaos."
Garrick Fy`aar: "As they said in one of my favorite movies of all time, 'Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy.' or in this case, big kitty."
Gibby heads back to his room, gathers his essentials, loads up his gun, and heads to the warp room.
Garrick Fy`aar stands up, double checking his equipment while heading toward the warp room.
Metal Man gets out his axe, and skips to the holo-room.
Julian Sawyer: "Never saw it." *Heads for the warp room, stopping by G&W's to pick up 3 Pieces of Power.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Keep in constant contact."
Metal Man (GM): And now... we begin the multi-people split-up mission.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dexes on full blast the whole time. If anyone needs help, radio for it."
Metal Man (GM): Part 1: The Mysterious Man. Starring: Aribar Aribar: You go into the warp room, and are warped. You appear on the now deserted Doughnut City highway. The mystery man is coming towards you... what luck! A shame he's all black. Pitch black. Thus, his identity is hidden.
???: "Hmmmm... a challenge, eh?"
Metal Man (GM): The man draws a longsword... which has a rainbow sheen to it.