Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 181: Tantalizing Treasure
Date: 7:22:34 PM, April 6th; 12:25:05 PM, April 7th; 1:25:41 PM, April 8th, 2005.
Aribar closes his eyes as the gun fires... He hopes it doesn't miss.
Computer: "Handcuffs exterminated."
Pat breaths a sign of relief. "Thanks, computer."
VG is relieved that Pat's... well, semi-free.
Aribar opens his eyes... "Good... The police will be mad, but this will make situations much easier and I doubt you'll be running away. Right, Pat?" He starts towards the ladder again.
Wolfman doesn't like this... Aribar summed it perfectly He and mushroom go down.
Pat: "As long as I don't have to deal with them again..." *He follows.*
Metal Man (GM): You go down, through eerily restored rooms ..They're all sideways, of course, but perfectly functional.
Aribar: "You've been busy, computer..."
Computer: "The acquisition of Zio's factories have tripled repair speed."
Wolfman: .oO(I'm not liking these sideways rooms.)
Metal Man (GM): You reach the bottom-most floor you want to go to.
VG takes the pole position for the group.
Metal Man (GM): Now... for the interesting part. You must go forward... but all doors are sideways. So they're 3 feet tall, and 10 feet across... crawling, anyone?
VG can easily crawl.
Wolfman ...well, can't easily crawl.
VG: "I'll see what's on the other side." *He goes to crawl/walk through.*
Metal Man (GM): You go through... more sideways rooms. You occasionally must step over the doors in the floor. You reach another room... oddly, this room has a trap-door in the floor.
Aribar: "Hrm... I could teleport us, but I'm afraid that I may miscalculate distance or run out of magic half-way through. I suggest we try and crawl."
Metal Man (GM): ...Or wall, to you.
VG crawls some more and finds... a door? or a wall? Maybe a trap? He does a quick... well, "trap sense" (INT + Mancer bonus)
Metal Man (GM): You realize that there's a spike wall behind it... but it's been deactivated, clearly. The computer wouldn't attack you.
VG: .oO(Hmm... better keep that door in mind.) *He attempts to find a way to* "open" the rest of the doors so that the others can get in.
Metal Man (GM): You can't really make them larger; but they can crawl in. You can also open the trap door.
VG goes to this trap door... what else is inside?
Wolfman: "...VG doesn't take this long normally; I'm going in after him."
Metal Man (GM): There's some spikes... and some dried blood.
Wolfman starts to... well, slowly get through.
VG sees something like blood...? He analyzes with the Dex. "What on earth just happened here?"
Smash Dex: "Blood matches Tridus's DNA."
VG: "Dex, do you have any sort of fingerprint scanner on you? Perhaps someone opened this door on purpose to attack Tridus."
Smash Dex: "The door was only opened by... 'Pat' and the Policemen. That is what the information says."
VG: "..." .oO(Pat, I'm really going to hope that you didn't do this on purpose.) *He attempts to open the door.*
Wolfman should have reached VG by now...
VG attempts to open the door. ON THE SIDE.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman gets in. You open the door for Wolfman. Trap door? You open it, to see the spikes. Someone nicked themself here.
VG looks within the room to see if anything was left in here.
Wolfman hopes the others get in here to help.
Metal Man (GM): ...A piece of one of Pat's shirts!
Wolfman: "Found anything interesting?"
VG grabs something...... "...either Pat did do this, or he was framed."
Metal Man (GM): Pat: You may follow them, of course.
Wolfman: "That doesn't really help... that means we have to search another room maybe." *He looks for an exit or two.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a ladder up.
Pat decides to follow them and crawls after them.
VG: "Come on guys... wait; where is Aribar?"
Wolfman: "Probably finding more syrup or something... let's just go on." *He climbs up the ladder.*
VG goes next.
Metal Man (GM): The ladder goes up... and up... you go up two floors, and see that you can go no higher.
Metal Man (GM): This room is bizarre... it's lighted up, but abandoned ..And there's a data disk.
Wolfman gets off... and sees a data disk. He picks it up.
VG gets off... and sees Wolfman seeing a data disk.
Pat comes up the ladder and sees the disk.
Wolfman attempts to find a place to play this disk.
Smash Dex: "Insert disk into this slot."
Metal Man (GM): A slot opens on the dex.
Wolfman: .oO(These things read my mind.) *He puts the disk into the slot... he then also fires up Borton Anti-Virus.*
Smash Dex: "File scanned. No viruses found."
Wolfman: "Play it."
Metal Man (GM): A mini-video pops up on the screen.
Tridus: "I came here to find a lost item of mine. I nicked myself on the spikes."
Wolfman "projects" it for all to see.
Tridus: "I have gone to Saturn Valley; finding it destroyed, though, I went to Eisnaught... It was also destroyed."
VG wonders what he's looking for...
Tridus: "I am currently alive; my wireless computer can respond to requests... but only urgent ones. You may use this disk as you see fit."
Metal Man (GM): It ends.
VG: "That means... Pat, you'll be saved!"
Pat sighs in relief.
Computer: "It was as I suspected. He went missing. Because he was high-profile, the police thought he was killed."
Pat: "I'm not so sure."
Computer: "Pat never came here... but some of his belongings were sent here in a freak shipping accident."
Wolfman: "Any chance we can replace the corrupt police with better ones?"
Pat: "Those cops didn't even try me. Why would they be so desperate to put me away?"
Computer: "Those may have not been police... Eisnaught was destroyed. All police stayed there, and are in hiding."
Pat: "They fooled everyone else enough to put me in a high-security prison for a month..."
Computer: "Cases like this should, naturally, be handled by higher-ups."
VG: "Then we need to find the higher-ups that sent the lower-downs to get Pat."
Computer: "The policeman have entered my ship. Shall I detain them?"
Wolfman: "Where are they?"
Metal Man (GM): A vidscreen pops up, showing them walking through the sideways bridge.
Pat: "I think you should detain them."
VG: "I agree."
Metal Man (GM): The police shoot back at incoming robots; however, the robots are amazing... The bullets bounce off of them. They destroy the enemy weapons with laser precision. Then, the three people are stuck in cages with laser-bars.
Computer: "You may see them now. Go three doors forward, and one ladder up."
Metal Man (GM): This means, naturally, more crawling.
Pat: "Shall we go greet our friends, guys?"
Wolfman: "Good idea." *He goes for more crawling... VG can just nearly walk through.*
Aribar is waiting for the group. "Sorry, but my blasted shoes got untied again... And then I couldn't fit through the doors and decided to stay here."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the room.
Police1: "Gah! This renegade computer caught us!"
Pat walks over to the cage and stands about a yard away.
Police2: "You're all under arrest, once I escape this laser prison!"
Police3: "Ivan Robotnik will destroy you!"
Wolfman plays the disk again.
Pat: "Ah. Is that who you work for?"
Aribar follows the others to the Police...
Wolfman: *Blah blah blah: Tridus alive: blah blah blah He plays the disk FOR POLICE (if that needed to be said)*
Police1: "Hmph... ...Elaborate... ploy... you cheaters!"
Metal Man (GM): The first policeman takes off his mask... it's obviously not a normal policeman. Rather... it's E Li Three.
E Li Three: "My elaborate attempt to put you in jail has been foiled... now I can't take over your cushy job in that other realm..."
Aribar: "...'allo... What about your temple?"
Wolfman: "E Li Three, why must you joke around with us AGAIN?"
Police2: "What? This can't be! Our unit leader was a hologram?"
VG just stands in a stance.
Police3: "This is the second time we've been fooled... curse you, E Li Three and Doopliss!"
Pat: "Cushy job? ...You mean at SSS?"
Wolfman: "...you work for Doopliss now E Li Three?"
E Li Three: "I don't work for Doopliss. I work for me! And yes... I mean SSS!"
Pat: "Why on earth would you wanna work THERE?"
E Li Three: "All the free money would allow me to build my dream: A golden skyscraper."
E Li Three: "Complete with golden people! And... golden toilets!"
Pat: "And that would accomplish... what?"
E Li Three: "I would be known forever for my Golden Skyscraper!"
Pat: "Golden toilet paper?"
E Li Three: "You read my mind!"
VG can't believe this... Pat can relate to E Li Three.
E Li Three: "Now then... I only need 1 zillion coins to start this project."
Aribar: "Isn't gold a horrible building material? How would it be structurally sound?"
Pat: "And I thought I had strange hobbies."
E Li Three: "...You won't complain once I buy you off with... gold!"
Aribar: .oO(This guy reminds me of that Coin Man we had to face!)
VG: "Trust me Pat; you still do."
E Li Three: "I will pay you all... 1 million coins to leave me alone!"
Wolfman: "Wait Pat."
Pat: "Give it to us me right now."
Wolfman: "...what's the catch?"
Pat winks at Wolfman.
Aribar: "...But then you'd have no one to torture with your traps."
E Li Three: "The only caveat is that all of you must agree! I'd have my tower of gold! GOLD!"
Pat: "I agree."
VG is staying neutral.
Pat eyes the others.
Computer: "This program reminds me of the ones made by Bates G. Soft."
Wolfman has a look on his face saying "don't".
Pat has a look on his face saying "Trust me."
Aribar: "Now, I'm confused."
E Li Three: "Bates G what? Now... agree now or no money for you!"
Wolfman: "Ugh... WHY him?" *He gives Pat the look that says* "it's your funeral."
E Li Three: "You have 17 alligators of time!"
Pat: "Give me the money right now, if you want the deal."
E Li Three: "Alligator one!"
Aribar: "You need money to build the tower, yet you're giving... 4 million away?"
E Li Three: "Alligator two!"
VG will agree.
E Li Three: "Alligator three! Alligator four!"
Pat looks at Ari.
Wolfman agrees... defeatedly.
E Li Three: "Alligator five!"
Aribar: "...Alligator three..."
E Li Three: "Alligator sixty six six six! Alligator seven."
Pat: "I never realize alligators were a form... of... time... keeping..."
Aribar: "Bleh... So much for fooling you... I don't want to agree."
E Li Three: "Alligator EIGHT THOUSAND! Alligator negative fifty! Alligator Crocodile!"
Pat: "Alligator Fish?"
E Li Three: "Alligator Rocket Vacuum! Alligator Racecar...! Alligator Jingle Bells!"
Aribar: "...I've made my decision!"
E Li Three: "Alligator Transmission!"
E Li Three: "Alligator Pat."
E Li Three: "Alligato... r. Very well. You have ignored my blatantly generous offer."
VG facefaults instead.
Wolfman does... something else.
Aribar looks at his friends. "Wait..." .oO(They're gonna kill me...)
E Li Three: "You shall live a life in the ACID MINES!"
Aribar: "You misunderstood me, E Li Three."
VG: "Oh put a sock in it." *Tosses Ice Block at E Li Three.*
Aribar: "I said no as in, there is no way I'd pass up that offer."
E Li Three: "...You won't pass up that offer? Okay then... money for everyone!"
Pat: "Just slide it through the bars."
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is flooded with money... up to your chests.
Pat fishes around in his bag.
VG is nearly buried.
Pat: "Here you go, E Li Three!"
VG attempts to call Mewtwo to warp this money back to HQ.
Pat slides through the bars, a tiny model of the empire state building... made of gold.
E Li Three: "Uhhh... okay... now then. Thank you! Ta!"
Metal Man (GM): E Li Three disappears.
Pat: "Complete with golden people, golden toilets, and golden toilet paper. Now lets' get out of here, eh?" *He pockets as much of the gold as he can.*
Wolfman probably has a hard time moving through all of this gold.
Metal Man (GM): ...Everyone gains... well. You guys have 1,000,000 coins to divide... by four...
VG still wonders if Mewtwo can just transport it...
Pat: *250,000 each?*
Metal Man (GM): 25,000 Oh, right. 250,000 it is.
Wolfman somehow gains 250K! "...Wait a second. This was too easy."
VG: "We saved our friend; how is that too difficult?"
Wolfman: "Computer, release the police."
Police2: "Good thing we're free..."
Police1: "We must report to the captain."
Metal Man (GM): They disappear.
Wolfman: "Let's just go before something bad happens." *He starts dashing out.*
Pat: "Good idea." *He follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Little did they know.... The money.... Was made of chocolate! You discover this as Pat eats a coin by accident.
Pat: "Hey... this is chocolate!"
VG: "...chocolate?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Wolfman covers his ears.
Metal Man (GM): *Image of Nintendus in outer space.*
Pat: "Well, if you don't want it, I'll take it..."
Metal Man (GM): After it echoes through outer space... We go back to everybody on the ground.
ToeJam: "What was that?"
Earl: "Umm... I don't know. Perhaps the Great Funkapotamus might know."
Wolfman: *Both of them go there.*
VG: *Refund for once Ice Block.*
Pat goes to Mr. Game and Watch. "Can I sell some chocolate?"
Wolfman sends Master Hand 1000 coins... of REAL money.
Mr. Game and Watch: "1 chocolate coin is worth 0.0001 real coins."
Wolfman deposits his chocolate coins at the kitchen in case someone needs them.
Pat: "Which comes out to..."
VG does likewise.
Mr. Game and Watch: "You stand to gain 25 coins."
Pat: "I'll be I can pawn them off for more than that!" *Bet.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "How many coins do you bet?"
Pat: "What sounds fair?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "25 coins."
Pat: "You're on. 25 coins says I can sell all those chocolate coins for more than 25."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes. Well, I'll see how long it takes you."
Wolfman is going to try to help Oak with the armor making... he wants it.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf: will you skip half of the next mission to get it 0.5 missions early?
Wolfman sends all of his available coins to Oak to hopefully speed up the process.
Professor Oak: "I shall finish it soon."
VG mails the Book of Carrying Items back to the X-Zone library... he also sends a Thank You note along with it.
Aribar hrms... He is in his room and looking at the huge pile of chocolate coins which has covered his bed... "Hrm... SIMBER? Where is Kirby?"
SIMBER: "In the Stadium Lobby."
Aribar: "Hrm... Thanks." *He heads to the lobby, Smash Dex in hand. He hopes this primitive model can still translate Kirbish to English.*
Metal Man (GM): You get there. Kirby is counting coins.
Aribar scans the room for Kirby. The elf quickly walks over to the pink puff after sighting him.
King Demon is sitting in the control room, probably doing nothing cept playin' doom.
Aribar: "Ahh... Kirby! ..." *He activates the translator on his dex... If there is one.* "I've an offer to make to you..."
Kirby: *Is translated.* "What type of offer?"
Aribar: "I recently came upon a lot of chocolate... Like 250,000 pieces of chocolate... That is too much for me to eat, and it is taking up a lot of my room. I thought you would be interested in taking some of it off my hands..."
Kirby: "CHOCOLATE? That much... how much?"
Aribar: "Oooh... Not much. Just twenty-five hundred."
Kirby: "That's a bit high for a price. I'll only pay 2,500 coins for that."
Aribar: "...Yeah. Let me escort you to my room now."
Kirby: "Okay." *Tosses Aribar a bag with 2,500 coins.*
Aribar takes the coins and starts towards his room, trying to hide a grin on his face.
Kirby: "So then... shall I eat them all?"
Aribar: "...Do what you want with all the chocolate coins!"
Metal Man (GM): Kirby opens his mouth... and sucks them in, foil and all.
Kirby: "Mmmmm... I shall go off, to the betting tables, now."
Aribar: .oO(Geez! Where does he pack that all away at?)
Metal Man (GM): Kirby walks off.
Aribar: "Ah... That was rewarding. I guess it was good to agree to E Li Three's deal..."
Pat walks into the control room "Hey, Demon!"
Tetra: *He goes to work upgrading his weapon.*
Pat: "Hey Demon... do you like chocolate?"
King Demon: "Yeah, but I got a ton already!"
Pat: "Well, I have about 250,000 chocolate coins. I'd be willing to let you have all of them for 50... money."
King Demon: "Hmmmmmmm......"
Tetra is working on his weapon and overhears. "I heard that other guy sold his coins for 2,500 coins."
King Demon: "Ask Kirby, that's what Ari did."
Pat: "What other guy?"
Tetra: "The elf."
Pat: "Well... would you buy them for 50, Tetra?"
Tetra suddenly wonders what he's doing in the control room. "I thought this was R&R!"
King Demon smacks Tetra.
Tetra blinks. "What would I do with 250,000 chocolate coins? Ow... don't hit me..."
King Demon: "Dumkopf."
Aribar is paging through his spellbook in the R&R... With a bit difficulty since he only has one arm.
Pat: "Well, you did say that the elf sold it for more. You stand to make a huge profit."
Tetra: "I don't need profit. I got like 8,000 something coins from that mission against those three bozos in their wannabe mechas."
Metal Man (GM): Wario walks in.
Pat: "Hey Wario... do you like chocolate?"
Wario: "Gimme the coins! I'll pay you... with... uhhh... this gold bar!"
Metal Man (GM): Wario pulls out a gold bar.
Pat: "I have a better idea. Give me 50 REAL coins."
Tetra: "That looks like a lead bar with gold paint."
Wario: "What? Sorry. I-a don't have any on-a me. How did-a you know-a? Curses!"
Pat: "Gold bars are no good to me. I need actual cash."
Metal Man (GM): Wario hurls the bar at Pat's head, temporarily KO'ing him. Then Wario leaps out the window. The bar is, indeed, lead.
Pat is temp KO'd, apparently.
King Demon is still messing around with the controls in the room. "This is actually kinda fun... now who's in the arena today?"
Metal Man (GM): Pat wakes up, with a lead bar nearby, and a bruise on his forehead. A gold-plated lead bar.
Tetra: "Let's see here... I could use more accuracy. And an explosive mode would be good. And faster rate of fire is always nice. And I can get all that for...3,000 gold and 45 MP!"
Aribar hrms, in the R&R. "SIMBER, could you locate any bored Smashers or Questers?"
SIMBER: "Well, at the moment, the only person around is Metal."
Aribar: "Ah... A rematch between him would be nice... Where is he?" *The elf gets up and collects his things beside the couch.*
SIMBER: "He's in his room."
Aribar: "Ah." *The elf gets up and starts towards Metal's room. He once there, knocks on the door.* "Hey, Metal, want a match?"
Metal Man leaps down from the ceiling. "A match? Sure."
Aribar: "...Do I even want to KNOW what you were doing up there?" *The elf says as he starts towards the locker room.*
Metal Man: "Well. There's a reason Panzer hid up in the ceiling. 'Cause there's all sorts of junk and stuff up there. Like... whenever you played ping pong and the ball inexplicably flew into the ceiling? Repeatedly?" *He follows. He reaches the arena w/Aribar.* "What arena? Let's make this a simple stamina match."
Aribar: "Hrm... Final Destination?"
Metal Man: "I don't care for constantly flying around or being booed at... okay then. Any items? Though they're annoying..."
Aribar shakes his head. "Nah. Just simple, like you said. ...Plus you steal all the Starmen."
Metal Man: "Very well then." * He flies up onto the arena area*
Aribar heads onto the arena and takes out the Wand of Wonder. (SPD's 22)
Metal Man (GM): Your turn.
Metal Man: "Now then. Let's see what you can do."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmix.com/songs/CarboHydroM,_BrainCells_-_Dual_Storm(Thunder_Force_III).mp3
Aribar: "Heh... Blast! Blast! Stun!" *The elf fires off two orbs of arcane energy, Magic Missiles, for 36% each (72%), and an electric shock for 22% and possible stun.* "A shocking experience, eh, Metal?"
Metal Man: "You are wasting your strength."
Metal Man (GM): One of the Magic Missiles... well... still hits. You can't dodge those. No; I got the lucky thing on the second Magic Missile, so you hit me with the stun. Your turn again, seeing as I was stunned.
Aribar: "Heh... You may think so, but this match ought to be easy!" *He pelts Metal with two more Magic Missiles (36%, 36%), and then an Electric Elemental Blast! (105% Electric)*
Metal Man: "Your confidence will be your downfall." *He is extremely lucky... he's only hit by two Magic Missiles.*
Aribar: "What the--?! You're not suppose to dodge my magic!"
Metal Man: "Now then... to teach you a lesson! CRYSTAL PURIFICATION!" *He is healed 20%, and loses the stun. He then does the following: A cape spin, then an Ice Slash, all at Ari.*
Metal Man (GM): *Insta Confuse.*
Aribar: "Gah! Curse you---... Pretty liiiights..."
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice from that... though I ate all three luckies with that. Your turn. d2 to see who you attack.
Aribar fires a Fire Elemental Blast, Mirror, and a Jolt at...
Metal Man (GM): You mirror yourself, then reflect your own Jolt back at me, along with the Fire Elemental Blast. Oops. Only two of those count. Though it doesn't matter... unless! Nope.
Metal Man is killed by that elemental onslaught; not even his combination of powers can quite effectively stop that. He 's turn, after appearing, minus an action.
Aribar: .oO(No, you fool, don't look at the pretty lights! You just cast a spell at yourself! ... Oh, what the heck. Preeeeeetty liiiiiights!)
Metal Man: "Unfortunately, Mirror does not work on this. CRYSTAL CONTAINER!"
Metal Man (GM): 4 ice damage and insta-freeze.
Aribar is frozen... Oh, evil ice...
Metal Man follows it up with an Ice Slash.
Metal Man (GM): *Slash* 20% ice damage. New round. My turn again.
Metal Man attacks with three Ice Slashes... raw power for now.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch... a crit, and two hits... that's 100 ice damage.
Aribar is shattered into a million pieces with that last slash...
Metal Man (GM): You reappear. Your turn.
Metal Man: "As you can see, we remain even."
Aribar hops down off of the revival platform. "Oh, how I HATE that Crystal Container!"
Metal Man: "It is one of my best attacks."
Aribar casts an Illusion spell so that two Aribars appear... He tries to make it so that his twin mimics his own movement. The elf then casts two Magic Missiles on Metal (36% times two).
Metal Man: "No bother. BLUE BEAM!" *He fires a blue beam... which splits into two and hits both Aribars.*
Metal Man (GM): 16 damage.
Metal Man then attacks Aribar with another cape spin and another Ice Slash!
Aribar: "Nooo! Not those accursed pretty lights again!"
Metal Man (GM): *Confuse* *20% ice damage* Your turn... yer confused yet again.
Aribar casts Blindness, Terrorbolt, and Jolt...
Metal Man (GM): You attack me with the first two, then hit yourself with Jolt.
Aribar is healed for 22%!
Metal Man is killed by the Terrorbolt... but that, of course, puts him on his last life, which is not blinded. "Once again. The tables merely rock. Crystal Container!"
Metal Man (GM): *Freeze* 4 damage.
Aribar: "...Tables? What Ta--" *FROZEN'D!*
Metal Man then attacks with two ice slashes.
Metal Man (GM): Wonder crit! 60% Ice damage total. Errr... no. Only two ice slashes, one of which is crit. 40 + 20 = 60
Metal Man then attacks with three more ice slashes.
Aribar actually DODGES the first two... Somehow.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch... well, you get two counter-attacks before getting hit for another 20 damage.
Aribar: "Haki-taki-yah!" *Bonks Metal with the Wand of Wonder twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss and miss. Yup. Just two misses. Your turn.
Aribar: "...Hold still! ..." *Fires a Star Storm from his Wand of Wonder and then two hurricane-like Whirlmores.*
Metal Man (GM): The last Whirlmore misses.
Metal Man: "Using the wand I gave you again, eh?"
Aribar: "It has saved my life many times... And it is my only weapon since Doopliss possesses Moonlight I think..."
Metal Man fights back with three more ice slashes.
Metal Man (GM): Wonder crit! 40, 20, maybe another 20 ice damage.
Aribar dies... Last life.
Metal Man (GM): Your turn.
Aribar: "Metal, do you want your defeat to be swift and painless?" *The elf begins charging up a tiny pinpoint of light... He waits for Metal's response before deciding his course of action.*
Metal Man: "Never!"
Aribar: "Heh... Sorry to disappoint you!"
Metal Man is tah killed by the overwhelmingly powerful attack... of course, if he had another life, he'd have just returned the favor, and it'd go on like this forever.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar gains: 500 EXP. Metal gains: 100 EXP.... Level Up!
Aribar throws the Wand of Wonder up into the air and catches it in its decent. "Never mess with a Jentanian wizard!"
Metal Man: "Except on Fridays. And on holidays, too. Subjects are restricted to a term of agreement."
Editor's Note: Wow, Aribar actually won... he deserved to win, after that hella cheap first match.
Aribar: "...And any days ending in -day?"
Digifanatic didn't realize what was going on; he kinda turned on his TV in his room a bit late. "Oh boy..."
Aribar stepts back from Metal... Frightened a bit.
Metal Man: "If you ever find the product to be bad, you may return your Jentanian Wizard and get a suitable replacement within 90 days. Void in Nevada and Hawaii."
Digifanatic sees the situation going on. "Uh huh..."
Metal Man: "...Anyways..."
Metal Man (GM): *Image of The Void destroying Nevada.*
Aribar: "...I have an owner?"
Metal Man: "...I have to stop reading the backs of products. Well. I should really have used my Star Board... it's got special powers, you know."
Aribar: "Uh huh..." *He hrms... The elf gets thinking about some items at home in Whaller that are special...*
Metal Man goes over to the stands and starts looking over the Star Board--even though he can 'fly' already, that's only an ability from the Star Board.
Metal Man (GM): Oh yeah... that reminds me...
Metal Man: *He is in the Hall of Fame now!*
Aribar: *Someone save us all! Just kidding. He hrms, walking down the hallways to the Big Room...* "SIMBER, do you have a clue where Doopliss may be located at?"
SIMBER: "The center of Eisnaught. Where the Axiom of Balance have built their headquarters."
Aribar: "...As in, not alone, huh?"
SIMBER: "Surrounded by the biggest, baddest security guards available."
Aribar: "...You can locate weapons, right?"
Aribar: "Ah... Then could you locate my shortsword, Moonlight? Just wondering if you could... Confirm my hopes that Doopliss has it."
SIMBER: "Detected. Aboard our captive ship. He dropped it by the Solarian weapon. It appears the Solarian Temple is integrated into that huge, black ship."
Aribar: "!!!" *He dashes towards the entrance and outside of the stadium.* "Lets see... Where's the ship of death?"
Metal Man (GM): It's moored near the stadium...
Aribar dashes towards the ship. "Please don't suddenly lift off or anything!"
Tetra is still messing with some things on the ship. "Eh? What's up?"
Digifanatic meanwhile, hangs out around HQ, but still currently in his room for now.
Metal Man (GM): You reach the ship. It has been repaired, but is suitably unused.
Tetra: "How's it going elf guy? There something you need?"
Aribar: "Gah!" *The elf jumps when he hears Tetra.*
Tetra: "They gave me permission to mess with the ship!"
Aribar: "Oh... Fine. I'm Aribar Hunter, by the way... Just looking for a short sword." *The elf would extend his one, and only, arm at Tetra for a handshake... His other arm is cut off near the shoulder, leaving just a stub.*
Tetra shakes Aribar's hand. "Hi. I'm Tetra."
Metal Man (GM): The ship would be seen as an amazing feat of technology; it had some sort of melding of magic and technology at its core. Unfortunately, that part was burnt out, when the last user, Grodus, took the already damaged core and used it for... nobody knows.
Tetra: "You're looking for a sword? I don't think I saw one around here. But I wasn't really looking. What's it look like?"
Aribar: "Well, it's shiny, sharp, and has a handle."
Tetra blinked. "I see..."
Aribar: "It's a short sword... It's coloring is weird... It is a blueish-colored blade with a yellow middle."
Tetra: "Hmm... uh... I don't think I saw one like that. I guess you could look around for it if you think it's here."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It is near the core."
Aribar: "Okay. Well, it was nice meeting you... Again... GAH!" *The elf jumps again when he hears Bob.*
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Something strange happened there; time and space fused for a second... the same second which you used to kill Grodus."
Aribar: "Oh... Just you this time... Thanks... Could you give me directions?"
Tetra: "Nice to meet you too!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Dead ahead, to the elevator."
Tetra goes back to what he was doing.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "I may look like Eggman, but I am a copy of Bob, lord of Electric Death. It is nice to be home again..."
Aribar: "...Didn't we kill you in a holomission once?" *He says that while walking towards the elevator.*
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "The evil version of SIMBER revived me."
Metal Man (GM): You get to the elevator.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "I have set the elevator for floor 5."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes down, once you're on it. *CHINK* It hits the fifth floor... where a large, burnt out globe made of... glass? Sits. Your blade is stuck in it.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It is safe to touch. The Magitek has been deactivated, for now."
Aribar: "...Are you sure?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Yes."
Aribar: "...If I get shocked or something I'm going to... Do something." *The elf heads over to retrieve Moonlight.*
Metal Man (GM): You get to it. It seems to be the same as you left it... Do you pull it out?
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He realizes a better solution: Magic! He tries to cast Magic Teleport on the sword to teleport it to, NOT IN, his feet.*
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Nooooo! Magic activates it!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The sword appears at your feet.... The thing begins glowing....
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Unable to control Magitek. Energy vectors are beyond physics."
Metal Man (GM): *crack* *crack* *crack.*
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Systems are failing. I can't keep it contained for much longer---"
Metal Man (GM): *crack* *BOOOM!* The core explodes... but not in typical fashion. It blows into several chunks... which meld and fuse, into a form which appears before you.
Aribar picks up Moonlight and slowly backs up... "What did I do?!"
???: "I AM A RELIC!!!"
Tetra falls off the ship due to the explosion. "What the Hell did he do?"
Metal Man (GM): http://dwellingoduels.rock-out.net/past/mar05/Ryan8bit-Mm1-Stab-DoD.mp3 The thing... loses its white glow.
Metal Man (GM): It's Lord Crump... no... Grodus... what is it?
???: "I am... Lord Grump! No... Crudus! NO!!!! CRODUS! You killed both of me simultaneously... but... using my last efforts... I combined the remains of our life forces together!"
Metal Man (GM): It's talking in that really freaky 2-voice thing...
Aribar: "...So... You're probably going to kill me now and take over my body or something?"
Metal Man (GM): It is certainly freakish. It's got Grodus's brain-esque case, with electronics... but now it's purple and has horns. It's got spiky sunglasses... A black and purple cape... Electronics running up and down its arms... And a wand... much like the Star wand.
Lord Crodus: "Gaahahahahahaha! I am a relic, also. I have all of the power of this entire ship in my hands! And what do I see before me? A pathetic wizard."
Aribar: "...Control, Alt, Delete!!"
Lord Crodus: "That joke is old. How about... STROKE, HEART ATTACK, IMMOLATION!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires rainbow lightning at you, which blasts you across the room... but doesn't damage you.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Do not fear. I shall contain the third."
Metal Man (GM): Bob appears.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "I'll teach you to mess with my buddy... LIGHTNING STORM!"
Metal Man (GM): He blitzes with electricity... and blasts the freak with it.
Lord Crodus: "Arrrrrgh! You... shall... not... survive for that!"
Metal Man (GM): Lord Crodus fires back a terrifically deadly rainbow fireball.
Aribar: "...Terrorbolt!" *He fires an uncharged Terrorbolt at Lord Crodus.*
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* It shreds everything it touches... but then he's hit by Terrorbolt.
Lord Crodus: "I thought I told you to STAY DOWN!"
Metal Man (GM): He raises his wand.... A beam of Rainbow energy smashes you onto the floor, stunning, freezing, and paralyzing you. The mirror breaks into a thousand pieces.
Lord Crodus: "This is MAGITEK, fool! None shall stop me... I shall pilot my ship... and help the Axiom of Balance rule Nintendus!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "I don't think so."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo warps in.
Mewtwo: "You shall not hurt our friends and property any more, abomination."
Lord Crodus: "No mutant can stop me!"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo fires a Shadow ball... then several more... Lord Crodus is then struck by more lightning.
Lord Crodus: "Gaaa-ack! I forgot... there's too many of you! Very well... I shall leave. Fare Well!"
Metal Man (GM): He disappears in a large... Magitek explosion. When the dust clears, Aribar wakes up in the Hospital wing.
Aribar: "...Okay, I'm pretty sure this isn't the place below... Heaven?"
Metal Man (GM): Tetra: IF you checked the ship, you could tell that something removed all of the Magitek.
Dr. Mario: "I would-a hardly call-a the kitchen-a heaven!"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo comes into the Sick Bay.
Aribar: "...Oh... Still alive... My pay is gonna be docked, huh?"
Dr. Mario: "What? No-a, we didn't-a think it was your-a fault."
Mewtwo: "It was a trap which would have gone off anyway."
Tetra walks into the sick bay. "Aribar? I wanted to ask you what happened before I told Metal the really bad news."
Mewtwo: "However, I did discover a few things about the Magitek... There are more of those cores."
Aribar: "You mean if I took my sword out of the core it would have appeared anyways?"
Mewtwo: "Yes. You actually helped a bit... by being there and helping save the ship from being stolen."
Mewtwo: "The 'Solarian Machine' is actually only one of several. They have been discovered... scattered in places where miracles occur."
Aribar: "Well, Tetra... I went to retrieve my sword, which was stuck from the core. I asked Eggman if it was going to shock me and he said no. Ididn't believe him and used magic on the machine."
Mewtwo: "The only difference, is that the one we found... was unkeyed. It could be used for anything."
Tetra: "I see... there's a problem though."
Mewtwo: "Unfortunately, 'Lord Crodus' has it. No... it's a fiber of his being."
Tetra: "I was about to say that... So you already know all the Magitek on the ship is gone?"
Mewtwo: "What? No... That makes it much less useful."
Tetra: "Every piece of Magitek on that ship has been... removed."
Mewtwo: "So he took all of it..."
Aribar: "...And he's off to help Kuja and the others."
Mewtwo: "This means that he is truly 'equal' with Kuja and Zio. Well... Zio isn't as powerful as Kuja, but he's tougher."
Tetra: "What do we do?"
Mewtwo: "And there you have it. Magic, Speed, and Strength, all with their embodiments. We can't do anything much... look for the Magitek orbs. We must get many of them. Perhaps we can use them to find weaknesses in the Magitek now being built around Eisnaught."
Tetra: "Could...'Crodus' absorb other Magitek orbs? Besides what he has now?"
Mewtwo: "...I'm afraid so. Perhaps it could be good bait, though."
Aribar: "...You know, this is going to look bad on my resume." *He tries to sit up in his bed...*
Mewtwo: "Eh... there's another thing."
Tetra: "What is it?"
Mewtwo: "This Magitek... uses so-called 'Prismatic' type of damage. Anything killed by it is warped into a far-away realm. Permanently, unless they have the technology to warp."
Aribar: "...Prismatic... A combination of all other energies?"
Mewtwo: "Yes... very powerful... That previous outburst of energy used your Terrorbolt to create that energy in this realm."
Tetra: "Warped to a far away realm... does that mean they're not really dead, just gone?"
Mewtwo: "Just gone... but worse than dead, really. You can't be revived."
Tetra: "But if we could figure out how the Magitek works, could we reverse it? Bring them back?"
Mewtwo: "Yes... and we could use it against them. This might be our weapon against Kuja."
Tetra: "Do we know where any other orbs are?"
Mewtwo: "Our next mission, however, is of great importance... when we have enough people. No... but Professor Oak could. Errr... no,. actually... Dr. Light knows."
Aribar: "...Now my paycheck is cut, huh?"
Mewtwo: "We're going to have to find him first. Well... there is a matter of 100,000 coins we lost in damage to that ship. That excludes the one-of-a-kind unkeyed orb. We'll need to find the way to 'unkey' orbs after we get our mitts on one... that's only after we get Light to find some."
Aribar: "...Wouldn't Valhalla still have its treasury room somewhat intact?"
Tetra: "I don't think Valhalla's treasury would have an orb."
Aribar: "...But it had roughly 700,000 coins I think."
Mewtwo: "Hmmm... interesting idea."
Tetra: "So what's our next mission? Find Dr. Light? Raid the treasure vault?"
Mewtwo: "Find Dr. Light. The treasure vault can be dealt with whenever you feel like it. I should add..."
Mewtwo: "The computer guarding the vault is of unknown allegiance and capabilities. We don't want to make any more foes..."
Aribar: "It seems to like Garrick well enough... And it didn't mind us."
Mewtwo: "That's because you've never tried to take anything from it. Anything that it considers to 'own', so to speak. Though it rarely asks for anything unreasonable in return..."
Aribar: "...What would be reasonable for 700-grand?"
Tetra: "Better question: what would be a reasonable exchange that would also be useful to a computer."
Mewtwo: "All of the information we have in our databases, ALBERT's databases, SIMBER's databases, Bob's databases, and Nova's databases."
Tetra: "Can we really convince all those people to part with their information just so we can get some money?"
Mewtwo: "When you control almost all of them? Yes."
Tetra: "And the ones we don't control?"
Mewtwo: "Albert, who... well... now that you mention it, is trapped in Eisnaught. Charles owns Bob's database, too."
Julian Sawyer: *Is looking around GW's shop, checking out the stock.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hello Julian." *Wonder if Julian will get something.*
Julian Sawyer: *Victory!* "Hey GW, you do upgrades, right?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Of course I do! What type of upgrade?"
Julian Sawyer: "Well, what can you do?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Well, there's this handy-dandy list which keeps me from talking on and on. Let me pull it up."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.smbhq.com/users/ssb_rpg/Ssq101.htm#WEAPON scroll down a bit to see upgrades. Number of questions asked that were already addressed in SSQ 101: . Number of questions asked that were already addressed in SSQ 101: . Number of questions asked that were already addressed in SSQ 101: 4.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Now then. What upgrade do you want?" *Starts tapping his fingers.*
Julian Sawyer: "Hmmm... Can you add the *Theft*spell to my gloves? And upgrade the material?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "That will be 9000 coins and take 9 upgrade slots. Also... you may not be able to use that high tier spell yet. ...Never mind. How many times has your weapon been upgraded before?"
Julian Sawyer: "Not at all, actually. But on second thought, can I switch Theft with Cheap Shot?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Good! Then... all I... okay then... let me see. That will take up far less space. 3000 coins. All together, they will take 3 upgrade slots. Please put the money up to upgrade, if you want what you have selected."
Julian Sawyer: "Great, I can afford it now... but Can you add in the Poison effect in there too?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Sure. That'll come to a total of 4000 coins, 4 slots... but the poison will only work half of the time. Unless you want to up it to 5 slots."
Julian Sawyer: "And another 1,000 coins, I assume."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Of course!"
Julian Sawyer: "Deal." *Puts his gloves and boots on the counter, along with 5,000 coins.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "Okay then..." *He gets out various tools, tinkers with it... when he's done, they're shiny-looking.*
Julian Sawyer: *Stands there in his socks.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "Here you go, Julian."
Metal Man (GM): He gives them back. Julian has obtained... Cheap Poison Gloves+1!
Julian Sawyer: *Puts them back on* "Thanks GW."
Mr. Game and Watch: "You're welcome."
Julian Sawyer: *Leaves the store* "Later."
Wolfman (GM): Metal, Tetra, Julian, others: start wherever you want within the Stadium grounds.
Tetra is leaving his room, heading to R&R.
Metal Man is also relaxing in R&R.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra: You see Princess Peach on the couch, watching TV. Metal is also there, doing whatever.
Julian Sawyer: *Is walking away from GW's and heading for R&R as well.*
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... I don't see Peach in here very often... Could there be something wrong?"
Peach: "There is nothing wrong, Metal." *Cute princess giggle.*
Tetra walks over and sits down on the couch. "What're you watching?"
Metal Man: "Good to know."
Peach: "It's a recent show called 'Treasure Hunters.' It's about the legends of various treasures and how some groups of people can get them... and others that can't."
Metal Man: "Ah..."
Peach: "One day, I hope Mario actually goes to one of these locations to get something for me." *Sigh.*
Tetra: "Hasn't he already done a lot of stuff like that?"
Metal Man: "Well, when I retire, I might just become a treasure hunter myself."
Wolfman (GM): Right now, the TV seems focused on some remote island, about... say, 100 miles south-east of here.
Metal Man: "Of course, with the nutjobs that attack these days, I'll probably retire three days after they bury my mangled corpse."
Wolfman (GM): The local reporter, Chah T., is about to speak.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.smbhq.com/users/ssb_rpg/SSQMap.png
Julian Sawyer: *Enters R&R and sits in a chair* "'Sup, all."
Chah T: "Welcome back to 'Treasure Hunters'. In a moment, we're going to explore a new cave, called Cabbage Cave, to learn about a treasure from the natives of long ago."
Metal Man: "Cabbage... Cave?" *He pulls out a map... nothing there.*
Tetra: "A cabbage cave is geologically impossible."
Wolfman (GM): To whoever has the highest speed: you think you see something in the TV background; SPD check to confirm.
Julian Sawyer: "...You think rabbits live there?"
Peach: "Perhaps it's just a name."
Metal Man: "...It certainly must have treasure... 'cause our maps don't have it. Which means somebody kept it secret..."
Wolfman: *Julian: Your eyes seem to be slightly focused on... some guy in yellow. His clothing... well, you think you can make out a hat and some overalls. He disappears quickly though.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Whoa..."
Tetra: "What's whoa?"
Julian Sawyer: "I just saw someone on the screen."
Chah T: "We're about to start the journey in, so everyone follow me." *General boring stuff about the show, the SHOW'S history...*
Peach: "I didn't see anyone."
Tetra: "Well yeah. I mean, there's the show's host."
Metal Man: "I was busy looking at this map."
Peach: "Which map Metal?"
Julian Sawyer: "Not that, ya moron! It was a guy wearing yellow..."
Metal Man: "The one compiled from where Questers have been."
Tetra: "Yellow? What'd he look like?"
Julian Sawyer: "With a hat and overalls. Sounds like Wario..."
Metal Man shows Peach the map... and points to the area where these people are... which is obviously not on the map.
Metal Man: "Unless rivers float above grass, I say this place is somewhere we haven't been to."
Tetra: "Wario was there?"
Wolfman (GM): Peach: sees the map, has her own suspicions...
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... our cameras showed Wario throwing a lead brick at Julian's head a while ago."
Julian Sawyer: "The guy I saw looked a lot like him. Really? I don't remember that."
Tetra: "I remember that..."
Peach: "I think there was a warp pipe that lead to where Wario is... but I don't know exactly where... I tuned into the show too late, and Chah T. doesn't like repeating himself much."
Metal Man: "Someone, then."
Tetra: "We should go see what Wario's up to!"
Julian Sawyer: "Doesn't this place have TiVo?"
Metal Man: "...What do you think I am, a millionaire?"
Peach: "What is Tivo?"
Metal Man: "I'm almost broke as it is..."
Julian Sawyer: "Well, this place IS pretty advanced."
Tetra: "Then how do you afford the taxes on this place?"
Metal Man: "...Oh. Right. What is Tivo?" *He gives a wink to Julian.* "Taxes? What taxes? This area is like our own country."
Julian Sawyer: "...Never mind, let's just go find that warp pipe or whatever."
Peach: "Either way... while Wario and I don't have problems with each other, I am curious as to what he's getting... what IS he getting anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): .oO(Tivo... so outdated! He needs ReVo!)
Metal Man: "I have no clue."
Chah T: "...off to find, the Voodoo Poodoo."
Metal Man: "Voo... doo... Poodoo? That's quite a mouthful."
Tetra scratches his head.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Chah T: "The Voodoo Poodoo is known for--" *Static* *--* "Put 3 Koopa Leaves in the mix, and then stir."
Wolfman (GM): apparently, it's that time of year for the channels to change.
Tetra blinked. "What just happened?"
Metal Man: "...Dash it all! Those Toadcasters changed channels for no reason!"
Tetra: "Turn it back!"
Metal Man: "I sure hope Kuja doesn't watch TV..." *He tries to change the channel back... if that's possible.*
Peach: "I don't know what channel it's on now... HEY! Give me that remote!"
Metal Man: "Okay." *He gives Peach the remote.*
Peach: "I like the Cooking channel as well. Especially when Tayce T's show comes on. Just let Mewtwo know where you are going and he'll get you set up I'm sure."
Metal Man: "Well, thanks for the link to the loot, Princess." *He tips his invisible hat to the Princess, then wanders off the the Big Room.*
Peach: .oO(I sure hope those guys will be OK.)
Metal Man: .oO(With a voodoo poodoo, I could afford Tivo! Wait... why do I want Tivo?) *He wonders if anyone else will follow him.*
Wolfman (GM): the Big Room awaits all of you...
Mewtwo: "Hello Metal, Questers. The alarm hasn't sounded... what's going on?"
Julian Sawyer: "We need help finding a way to a place called Cabbage Cave."
Metal Man: "Well, we watched this weird treasure show. And there's a Voodoo Poodoo in there. And Wario might want it."
Mewtwo: "Cabbage Cave? Voodoo Poodoo? Perhaps that television is rotting your brains." *Slight chuckle.*
Tetra: "Voodoo... doodoo... poo... um... what he said."
Metal Man: "And... Wario is bad... and... I have no clue what a Voodoo Poodoo is."
Mewtwo: "Either way, with Wario involved... I wouldn't call him bad, but Greedy is definitely not out of the question."
Julian Sawyer: "Do you know of a way or not?"
Metal Man: "It's not on our maps..."
Mewtwo: "The problem, however, is that I wouldn't know where this place is either. At best, I can give you guys a warp to the Phendrana Sea to see if there is a warp pipe out there somewhere that you are missing."
Metal Man pulls out the badly drawn map he made himself with crayons "Ah... right. Now if only I could draw..."
Wolfman: *Mewtwo sees this map... and almost chuckles.*
Tetra: "You don't even have a holomap or something? Primitive..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Can we have a boat or something?"
Mewtwo: "Trust me... I'm sure the world of Nintendus is NOT like that. Why would Death Mountain be near Gruntilda's old tower?"
Metal Man: "Well... Spiral Mountain has to be a part of Death Mountain. I swear! Though... it may be upside-down." *He turns it upside-down.*
Mewtwo: "Maybe not Metal... If anything, this side venture you guys want to take might help you learn better map making skills."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... nope... that makes it Southwest... and they said EastSouth..."
Wolfman (GM): Mewtwo goes to push some buttons on the computer.
Tetra: "It's upside down and backwards."
Metal Man: "Maybe! That'd work... yeah... I forgot Twilight Town in there... that's another thing."
Mewtwo: "In any case, the warp is set. I will take you to some nearby docks by the Phendrana Sea."
Metal Man: "Sounds good to me."
Tetra rolls his eyes.
Julian Sawyer: "I just hope no one gets seasick easily... Let's go."
Metal Man: "I don't get seasick! I sink to the bottom and drown! Kinda like Sonic..."
Julian Sawyer: "...ok..."
Metal Man: "Like that time I had to... *Shudder* swim..."
Julian Sawyer: *Heads for the warp room.*
Mewtwo: "Well... are you waiting for someone to tell you to go?"
Metal Man: "What? Oh. I got stuck in a reverie."
Wolfman (GM): ...yes, Mewtwo is slightly humorous today.
Metal Man: "Almost started off on an... right."
Wolfman (GM): basically.
Tetra follows to the warp room.
Metal Man heads off to the warp room. "Geez... I feel like an old geezer at times. Then again, I've been at this for almost... three years? ...Hmmmm..."
Editor's Note: Three years, geez! So ancient! *Said 13 years later*
Azure: *Enters the warp room meeting everyone else there.*
Wolfman (GM): One Warp Pipe set to Phendrana Sea, all ready for fools to jump in and get bitten by Piranha Plants.
Metal Man: "Salutations, Azure! And... Bombs awaaayyyy!!!" *Leaps into the pipe.*
Tetra holds out his hand to shake. "Hi, new person. My name's Tetra, who're you?"
Julian Sawyer: "Hey, guy..." *Heads into da pipe.*
Azure: "How's it going?" *He rubs the back of his head on the greeting then looks back to the other.* "Name's Azure." *He heads in.*
Wolfman (GM): that's a 1...a 2...a 3... *bites* 3
Tetra jumps through the warp pipe. "Don't leave meeeee!"
Wolfman (GM): *WARP WARP WARP WARP WARP WARP* You all get sent out of the pipe.
Metal Man: "Wheeeeee!"
Wolfman (GM): It's a nice, beautiful day... the breeze is blowing slowly, but it keeps the air cool the docks are about a half a mile north of your position.
Julian Sawyer: "It's like a water park with no water."
Wolfman (GM): In all other directions... well, no clue: looks like empty fields.
Metal Man: "Water... I hate water! ...Though my map was... correct about this area."
Tetra pops out the pipe. "Water's not so bad."
Wolfman (GM): *Awaits to see what you guys do.*
Metal Man: "Now... hmmm... we must go SouthEast."
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, nothing else to do." *Heads for the docks.*
Azure: "Great... so what now? Kinda missed the briefing... if there was one?"
Metal Man: "Wait up!"
Wolfman (GM): ...Julian and Metal are going in two different directions... not any more
Metal Man runs after Julian, towards the docks.
Tetra: "We're going to Cabbage Caves to find a Voodoo Poopoo."
Metal Man: "It's Poodoo."
Azure: "Right... well there leaving us... let's not get left behind..." *Follows behind Metal and Julian.*
Tetra: "Right. Doodoo."
Metal Man: "Although there isn't anything worse... than a Master Barf."
Tetra follows the others. "Wait up!"
Julian Sawyer: "...A master What?"
Wolfman (GM): About half way to the docks... well, you see the docks clearly.
Metal Man: "A pile of barf that attacks people."
Wolfman (GM): it's a nice quiet area... some buildings, some boats, some goombas in strange looking armor trying to break into a place... it's pretty normal.
Julian Sawyer: "...Thanks for the mental picture."
Metal Man: "Goombas! Attaaaaack!" *He runs towards the Goombas.*
Julian Sawyer: "Kill 'em!" *Charges into battle.*
Tetra fires his gun at a goomba.
Wolfman (GM): ...only a quarter mile in and you guys insist on charging? alright... Tetra: want to roll it?
Goomba 1: "Someone is coming."
Wolfman (GM): Goomba 1 faces the bullets... whatever it has, they hit... or rather, REFLECT.
Azure sighs his hands still inside of his gi he follows behind just at a slower paste "No need to waste needed energy..."
Metal Man: "Gah! Reflecting armor!"
Tetra tries to dodge the reflected photon shots.
Metal Man: "We'll need to throw them at each other!"
Julian Sawyer: "Hit the dirt!"
Azure: *Spots the reflection and floats upward into the air.*
Julian Sawyer: *Dives.*
Metal Man continues running towards them.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra: you are far enough away to avoid it... you aren't in full battle range yet SPD check it though ...how much does each shot normally do? you get hit by 3 of them: 18% damage to ya
Goomba 2: "Heh, nice one boss!"
Tetra is hit but not hurt badly. "Agh..."
Goomba 1: "Goomba Divers, get ready for battle!"
Wolfman (GM): the Goomba Divers are ready... all 5 of them. I'm assuming you guys have reached the docks by now... is that right?
Metal Man: "Full attack! No mercy! Random phrases!" *He has, at least.*
Tetra runs in to the battle.
Wolfman (GM): alright, SPDs please Order: Julian, Azure, the 5 Goomba Divers, and Metal & Tetra... or Tetra & Metal... or I don't care: same speeds mean go at same time for all I care as you see these guys... well, they look like they are wearing some sort of scuba diving gear the "eyehole" so to speak, is made of some material... kind of shiny how they can have scuba diving gear, though... that's anyone's guess you are correct sir he often goes descriptive
Julian Sawyer: "Ok then..." *Starts things off with a Beatbox attack on Goomba one, then uses Breakdown on him.*
Wolfman (GM): *BEAT* *BEAT* *nope* *nope* *uh oh* Julian: you somehow break a part of the dock, and you are kind of stuck in the hole! It will take two actions to crawl yourself out. also, AC is reduced by 3 during your vulnerable state
Julian Sawyer: "Dammit!"
Tetra mutters, "Clumsy idiot."
Wolfman (GM): Azure: your go. can't poison. scuba gear Julian
Azure: *Dashes of toward goomba five eventually bursting into a motion blur as he goes to hit it with a Bozen smash.*
Wolfman (GM): *SMASHED.*
Azure: *15% +stun After impact follows up with a grab attempt with a powerful impact bounder.*
Wolfman (GM): It is stunned right now *grabbed* I'll allow it. Now, how do you impact bound it exactly?
Azure: *20% +5 to hit on next turn... if target hasn't died.*
Wolfman (GM): ...nothing special happens but damage and to-hit is applied you are fighting on docks give me AC as well please because some goombas will attack you
Goomba 1: "Who is that guy? Get him!"
Wolfman (GM): Goombas 2, 3, and 4 go for the traditional Bonk attack... but considering they are wearing some scuba gear, SPD is slowed slightly.
Metal Man: "Man... these goombas are as slow as I remembered them."
Wolfman (GM): well, that last one got you. 20% damage Goomba 1 decides to stay still... and call upon some mystic energy or something. Goomba 5...well, it can't do diddly squat! Metal & Terra: both of your goes. Again, doesn't matter which one of you goes first
Metal Man (GM): Tetra goes firstah.
Tetra holds out his gauntlet and a set of three missiles comes out and fires. "Reflect that!"
Wolfman (GM): ...at whom? ...I'll allow it. Goomba 2: *slightly ticked.*
Metal Man: "A shame these things reflect lotsa stuff."
Wolfman (GM): no reflection I'd let you know if it reflected continue or pass the baton please I can wait
Tetra fires three more missiles at Goomba 2.
Wolfman (GM): congrats: you killed your first common foe
Metal Man: "Now then... I'm not taking any chances... Die Goomba 1!" *He runs up to Goomba 1 and gives it three Ice Slashes.*
Goomba 1: "Bring it on!"
Metal Man (GM): *hit* *wonder crit* *crit* 100 damage... O_o unless the 21 missed
Goomba 1: "Bring it--" *Frozen, then melted to death by the sun.*
Tetra: "Ouch. Nice, Metal."
Metal Man: "It comes from years of experience."
Metal Man (GM): *Turn ovah.*
Julian Sawyer: *Starts pulling himself out of the hole.*
Wolfman (GM): Round 2 everyone! Gibby, welcome aboard Julian: not quite yet Order: Gibby, Julian, Azure, enemy Goombas, Metal & Terra
Gibby suddenly leaps in from out of nowhere, cocks his gun, and fires three shots at Goomba four!
Julian Sawyer: "Hi Gibby."
Wolfman (GM): Goomba 4: *faces the shots* Gibby: *REFLECTED.*
Metal Man: "Watch out! They reflect stuff!"
Goomba 4: "Like that!"
Tetra: "I found that out the hard way."
Gibby: "...now you tell me."
Wolfman (GM): Gibby: you are definitely going to feel your own damage here the full blunt of it ...how much, curiously?
Gibby falls to the ground... and THAT was Gibby's grand entrance ladies and gentlemen!
Metal Man: "Do not fear! I shall hack that guy to pieces with my axe! ...If Gibby doesn't shoot himself over it."
Wolfman (GM): Julian: crawling up or doing something else while stuck?
Gibby: "SHUT UP!"
Metal Man: "...Yes sir."
Julian Sawyer: *Starts pulling himself out of the hole.*
Wolfman (GM): *two actions later.*
Julian Sawyer: *OUT... turn over.*
Wolfman (GM): Azure: You are still holding a just about to recover from stunned Goomba ...and will risk getting surprise-bonked by the recovering Goomba! that action did not happen--yea take your real go yes, you
Azure: "Hey little goomba buddy gotta a little present for you! *he hurls him into the air slipping his hands into his nexus gauntlets the usual magical sparks of fire and lightning ring for a moment.*(1 action) he jumps up flying toward it with a thrust punch then flies around it as it hurdles the other way with his other hand as the gauntlets come to life filled with lightning energy* "RAGEKI FISTS!"
Wolfman (GM): ...just give me the short hand version of what the end result of the goomba will be, and tell me the damage it's going to hit, whatever that is supposed to do
Azure: *If both hit 42% electric damage. You can add in the physics of him being slapped around midair if you like but that's the basic gist of it all. If one hit 21% electric.*
Wolfman (GM): both hit... if this was a game, you'd basically see some sort of ! point above the head scuba equipment... covered in water... equals one Barbecued Goomba BUT-- Azure, you might want to roll a SPD check here... you could be landing towards that hole you know Metal & Tetra 3/5 Goombas have been defeated ...oh yeah; forgot okay, forget SPD check
Azure: *Lands back onto the dock as the goomba becomes... ewwww.*
Wolfman (GM): both of the remaining Goombas are firing two pointy spears each... one pair to Julian, one to Azure. (doing Julian's roll first)
Julian Sawyer: *Nimbly bends out of the way... and gets a Counter!*
Wolfman (GM): The pointy spear somehow gets fired... but a quick gust of wind starts blowing it back towards him! the front "eyeglass" thing is now broken, plus he suffers 5% damage now that the crit miss event is done... who got hit? 15% then Tetra goes it seems Goomba 3 *eyeglass-less* and Goomba 4 *eyeglass-full.*
Tetra tasers Goomba 3 through his broken eyeglass.
Wolfman (GM): the gun weapon, or the spell? ...Metal, is a roll required for that?
Metal Man (GM): No.
Wolfman (GM): Goomba 3: *tasered and stunned.*