Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 182: Kitchen Island
Date: 7:02:45 PM, April 8th; 4:28:25 PM, April 9th, 2005.
Tetra follows with a second taser to Goomba 4.
Wolfman (GM): ...remind me on physics here. "Taser" here is a beam, right? then the Golden Rule comes into play *REFLECTORED* explode on contact
Tetra is struck by his own taser and drops to the ground, twitching.
Wolfman (GM): I reflected Gibby's bullets, so I couldn't use "it's a spell"
Azure: "I bet that hurt...."
Tetra: "I can't feel my legs..."
Wolfman (GM): Demon: You'll most likely get a go around this time
Metal Man runs up to Goomba 4 and attacks furiously with his axe, as usual.
Metal Man (GM): 20% ice damage per hit
Wolfman (GM): *ting* *ting* *ting.*
Metal Man (GM): *Turn over.*
Wolfman (GM): With no element helping here... it does damage wait; misread the ice helps here; they all hit Demon: your go.
King Demon launches a fireball attack at both of them (number three first)
Wolfman (GM): ...gah, how to call this... *REFLECTORED* well...#4 anyway #3 gets it yes; thank you Goomba 3 takes 20, and you take 20 as well nope these are Goombas wearing Scuba Gear it's not as simple as one hit and *POOF* Round 3! Fight! ...Gibby? I don't see him. Julian? I do.
Julian Sawyer: *Takes his fedora off his head and squeezes he feather as a blade pops out along the brim. Julian then throws it with a flick of the wrist at the Goombas, attacking each 3 times.*
Wolfman (GM): Goomba 3: only gets hit once... you avoid performing a bad hat trick at least Goomba 4: only the 21 ends up counting...*REFLECTORED* so, it goes back the way it came... to Goomba 3 again! *smack* ...and to you. *uncounterable smack* you take 11 yourself.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches it on the way back, but gets cut on his hand* "Ah! Damn!"
Wolfman (GM): ...and now you just made the goombas mad Azure can stop the goombas... maybe, before the act though Goomba 3: Stunned til your turn ends, no eye protection Goomba 4: Normal, eye protection fair question, actually there are you guys, at one end there is the hole in the middle that Julian made at the other end... say, 20 feet away or so, are the goombas 20 feet behind them is the Sea
Metal Man (GM): .oO(I wonder where that tektite I threw ages ago went.)
Wolfman (GM): You can reach them with no penalty on actions.
Azure: *Sweeps around his foot in a sprinting position and bursts off into a Bozen smash at goomba 4.*
Wolfman (GM): X want to try again? *DING.*
Azure: *15% +stun.*
Wolfman (GM): He is Bozen smashed not ye hat was from the impact bounder when you came down ...will you be doing the same thing?
Wolfman awaits action #2
Azure: *he looks to goomba 3* "Emperiam alta seraphim losratis." *His gauntlets glow augmenting his mental prowess on the psychic plain he enters the mind of goomba 3 which is about to be blow away by the psychic attack.* "DESTROY!" *(what do I do for spell with a weapon?)*
Wolfman (GM): well, it's still technically stunned... and it is magic...
Azure: *Destroy: 55+INT in damage.*
Wolfman (GM): You save Julian from dealing with angry Goombas
Azure: *73% psychic damage * (assuming... since this came from psychic tier)
Wolfman (GM): next up: Tetra... who got stunned... so Metal! only one Goomba Diver left.
Metal Man attacks the last survivor with three ice slashes!
Metal Man (GM): Wonder crit, hit, hit. Total damage: 80 Ice damage
Wolfman (GM): yep and now, there are number zero out there *victory theme* theme
Metal Man: "We win! Yay!"
Wolfman (GM): those that were in the full battle: 100 EXP
King Demon poses.
Wolfman (GM): those that came late: 75 EXP
Tetra: "Yay. Can you help me up?"
Wolfman (GM): all: 200+ coins
???: "...are they gone?"
King Demon helps Tetris up.
Wolfman (GM): you all hear... and see... a middle-aged man come towards you.
Tetra stand. "Thanks." He looks to the middle-aged man. "Hello?"
Metal Man: "Hello."
Man: "Thank you for getting rid of those guys."
King Demon: "Welcome!" *sees the kinda-old man.* "Hi!"
Azure: *Slips his gauntlets back into the elaborate set up of hooks on his side they cling as they go back into there resting place.*
Metal Man: "You're welcome."
Man: "They have been trying to ruin business over here."
Azure bows "Thank you."
Man: "Come on into my store if you guys want, and perhaps I can help you."
Metal Man: "Sure."
Tetra: "You're welcome, mister. Alright."
Wolfman (GM): two choices guys: follow the guy, or go straight to the DOCK docks? you are only on the boardwalk part
Tetra: "I say we follow him."
Wolfman (GM): Julian: +100 EXP, +200 coins
King Demon shrugs and follows the guy for the fun of it.
Tetra follows Demon and the old man.
Wolfman (GM): just the end of the fight ...is everyone following the old man?
Azure: "Well gotta thank the elderly." *He follows everyone into the man's shop.*
Tetra: *Yes, Veege.*
Julian Sawyer: *Follows?*
Metal Man (GM): *Follows.*
Wolfman (GM): it's alright if not everyone does... but everyone does... sooo....... you follow the old man He leads you guys to one of the edges of the boardwalk, to basically the equivalent of a cafe/store/bed and breakfast all in one.
King Demon wonders if the old man has any food since he forgot to bring his lunch with him.
Julian Sawyer: "...Nifty."
Metal Man: "You have quite a nice shop... hotel... and restaurant?"
Wolfman (GM): When you enter, you see bar seats. You may sit in them if you wish.
King Demon: "Nice!"
Tetra sits down.
Julian Sawyer: *Takes a seat.*
Man: "Why thank you. Often times we get travelers from all over. Sometimes they need a place to rest, others just want the usual tourist-type stuff. Anyway, you guys are probably a little famished after that battle; let me get you guys my special brew."
Julian Sawyer: "Now you're talking."
Tetra: "Sounds good."
Wolfman (GM): The Man reaches to the cupboard and gives everyone a glass, and he pours a special drink into it.
King Demon sits.
Wolfman (GM): Metal: The smell seems slightly familiar... INT it
King Demon: "All right, food!"
Wolfman (GM): you recognize one part... there is some parts Elixir in here. Tetra: this is not your INT time however Tetra... I wouldn't think of Elixirs being chilled.
Wolfman (GM): The Man looks to Metal. "Does it seem familiar? I sure hope not; this is a relatively new recipe."
Metal Man: "There's some sort of Elixir in here."
Man: "Hmm... you do have some of Tayce T's tastes. There is some Elixir in there. Go on and try it!"
Metal Man: "Sure." *He takes a swig.*
Wolfman (GM): Do the others wish to take a swig?
Tetra waits for Metal's reaction first.
Julian Sawyer: *Downs it.*
Wolfman (GM): Metal, Julian: It's one of the best tasting things you've ever had.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... tastes good to me."
Wolfman (GM): ...however, you only get some of the benefits.
Tetra: "Really?" *He drinks his glass as well.*
King Demon drinks one as well.
Julian Sawyer: "Tastes great! What do you call it?"
Wolfman (GM): 40% HP regained is one of those benefits Tetra, being a caster, learns of the other benefit: 15 MP restored!
Azure: *Slowly drinks the brew until only small pieces remain.*
Man: "Ice Tea Elixir."
Azure "That felt so much like home..." *Sighs for a moment.* "Thank you for your hospitality."
Man: "The other part is actually a rather surprising ingredient... would you believe Ice Bombs?"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... this tastes rather good... ice bombs? Huh."
Tetra: "Ice bombs? Wow..."
Julian Sawyer: "That would explain the icy-cool refreshing taste."
Man: *Points to Julian* "And THAT is why this drink is known to refresh the senses and calm the mind. Anyway, what brings you guys to this part of the world?"
Metal Man: "Well... we're looking for ancient treasure. And to keep it away from Wario."
Julian Sawyer: "We're looking for a place called Cabbage Cave."
King Demon: "Wow, I feel better now! Thanks guy!"
Tetra: "A voodoo doodoo!"
Azure putting the cup down "From what I understand we are looking for someone."
Julian Sawyer: "You know of it?"
Man: "Wario, huh? I don't know why he'd want this... Voodoo Poodoo... I doubt it would be that much."
Tetra nods. "Yes. We heard Wario is looking for the Voodoo Poodoo as well."
Man: "But as for where it could be... I don't know, but I do know that there is something strange in the Phendrana Sea right now."
Metal Man: "Strange?"
Tetra: "Good strange or bad strange?"
Julian Sawyer: "Have you even heard of Cabbage Cave?"
Man: "Well, it's not every day I see or hear of whirlpools that can take travelers to another part of the world; is that strange enough?"
Tetra: "Where does it lead?"
Man: "As for Cabbage Cave... that's also does not ring a bell."
Tetra: "Where does the whirlpool lead?"
Man: "I don't know where it leads... I never saw anyone on return trips from people who wanted to take the whirlpool."
Julian Sawyer: "...Do you know where we can get a boat?"
Man: "I'm not even sure if it is a whirlpool... it could be a whirlwind."
Metal Man: "Weird."
Julian Sawyer: "...Do you know where we can get a boat? ...Do you know where we can get a boat?"
Wolfman (GM): items available for those that want: Limited Mushroom Kingdom stuff, limited Hyrule Kingdom stuff, those Ice Tea Elixirs for 1250, and Zora Breathers for 10K. okay, anyone buying or selling?
Metal Man: "I shall buy, to start, a single Ice Tea Elixir."
King Demon would like to purchase a Zora Breather... why do I get the feeling I'm gonna regret this in a minute?
Tetra doesn't have enough money for anything.
Metal Man: "Let's see..."
Wolfman (GM): Metal: the Ice Tea Elixir is yours. It is basically an Elixir + MP bonus.
Metal Man throws out several 'garbage' items which he procured several seasons ago. "Hmmm... I'll sell you a dizzy dial, too! For 212 coins. Then, I'll buy another Ice Tea Elixir."
Man: "Deal." *On both counts.*
Wolfman (GM): Metal: you now have TWO of these Ice Tea Elixirs. Demon: the 10K coins are given up for your Zora Breather.
King Demon: "Sweet!"
Wolfman (GM): I'll wait for Julian to return before continuing; he wanted to get stuff I believe
Tetra sits around and finishes drinking the Ice Tea Elixir he was given.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra: consider it finished and no, you can't get refills
Tetra: "I'm gonna have to remember this place once I find more money..."
Wolfman (GM): ...shall we just continue on?
Man: "Hmm... looks like that young one got tired from the fighting." *Points to Julian's sleeping body* "Anyway, you guys said you wanted a boat, right?"
Metal Man: "Ah well. If he wakes up, he can catch up. Yes."
Man: "Go west along the coast, and you'll see a boat master."
Metal Man: "Aye. So then. Shall we go?"
Man: "Good luck on your journey young ones."
Julian Sawyer: "Thanks..."
Tetra: "Thanks, old guy!"
Man: .oO(I'm not THAT old!)
King Demon: "Thank you old man!"
Metal Man: "Thank you non-old man!"
Julian Sawyer: "So long, and thanks for all the drinks." *Heads out.*
Metal Man: "This Ice drink should go well with goomba slaying."
Wolfman (GM): you are now outside of the all in one store west, or east?
Julian Sawyer: *TO DA EAST!*
Tetra: "Eastward, ho!"
Metal Man: "West!" *He goes West.*
King Demon wishes to go west, and does so.
Tetra: "West then... spoilsport." *He follows to the west.*
Metal Man: "East is the land of noboats."
Julian Sawyer: *CORRECTION: TO DA WEST.*
Tetra: "It was his fault!" *He points at Julian.*
Metal Man: "Oh well. Go west, young Julian."
Wolfman (GM): ...sorry; picturing the banter in my mind
Metal Man: "I wonder if there are cowboys to the West."
???: "Well perhaps I can help you find one, pardner."
Metal Man: .oO(*Various footage from Western films plays*) "Howdy."
King Demon: "I just hope there's no cow pokeys!!"
Wolfman (GM): ...more like the music you have reached the Boat Master... and yes, it's a cowboy... a Mouser cowboy.
Tetra notices the Mouser. "A rat!"
Mouser: "Howdy pardners. How can I help ye all?"
Julian Sawyer: "...That's an odd combination."
Wolfman (GM): ...a Mouser cowboy that learned of Pirate speak.
Editor's note: Well, this being SSQ, I guess I can allow something that bizarre. As long as they aren't also a ninja zombie robot.
Julian Sawyer: "Can we borrow one of your boats?"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmix.com/songs/Vurez_-_Ride_to_Demonhead(Clash_at_Demonhead).mp3 <--Might work for random Western music)
Metal Man: "We need a boat, yarr."
Mouser: "Which boat will suit your needs?"
Tetra: "Boat good."
Wolfman (GM): there are three of them one... well, is a big paddleboat
Tetra: "Which is best for going into a teleporting whirlpool?"
Wolfman (GM): another is a regular size boat
King Demon: "One big enough for all of us to fit!"
Wolfman (GM): the last one available...50 foot extravaganza.
Julian Sawyer: "That one."
Mouser: "All of you young'ins can get in those thar boats and get your way to the destination come sundown."
King Demon inspects the big one.
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... I want the paddleboat."
Tetra drools over the big one. "Ahhhh... so... so... coooool!" "You... awwww..."
Metal Man: "The big boat might not fit in that cave. Then pirates will steal our ice cream. Space pirates."
King Demon hops into the big one. "this'll work!"
Metal Man: "But... space pirates! Ice cream!"
Tetra: "Space pirates? You're weird! Weirdo!"
Metal Man: "Why thank you."
Mouser: "Get your flee-bitten feet off of that boat varmin! You haven't paid the pieces of 8 yet!"
Metal Man: "But... space pirates are the guys who named part of this water Phendrana Ocean."
Tetra pets the Mouser. "You're cute. And furry."
Metal Man: "How many pieces of eight do you need?"
Mouser: "...now what in tarnation's a space pirate?"
King Demon: "Huh? I cant inspect it?"
Metal Man: "A pirate which has a ship like a regular pirate ship..."
Mouser: "You can inspect it, but you can't get on it!"
Metal Man: "But it floats into the air! Like... floating... it's a pirate ship of the skies..."
Mouser: "A ship that floats in the air?" *Laughs* "You've been reading fairy tales of lands that never never happen."
Metal Man: "Why, that was the name of the book I was writing about it!" *He pulls out a book named 'Fairy Tales of Lands that Never Never Happen.*
Tetra: "Are you done, Metal?"
Editor's Note: The irony is he wasn't lying. The Book ended up being a real thing. And here everyone was thinking he was JOKING.
Metal Man: "But yeah... it doesn't matter. Now then. For money. How much do yeh need?"
Mouser: "Arrr... it's a good read."
King Demon: "Crap!" *Hops down.*
Metal Man pulls out a few coins. "I have several whole pieces of eight."
Mouser: "The paddle boat tis be 10 pieces of 8 per pardner; the medium size boat 100 pieces per, and the big one 1000 pieces per."
Tetra: "What's a piece of 8?"
Wolfman (GM): piece of 8 = 1 coin pirate lingo
Julian Sawyer: *Hands over a 100 pieces o' eight for the medium boat.*
King Demon: "Uh... suddenly I vote the small one."
Metal Man: "Okay then... I go on the paddle boat!"
Tetra: "I can afford the medium one... for me..."
King Demon hands over ten pieces for the paddle boat."
Metal Man tosses 10 coins over to the guy.
Wolfman (GM): Everyone can take different boats if they so choose
Tetra hands over ten coins and boards the boat.
Wolfman (GM): the group isn't locked in if that is what you guys are concerned about
Metal Man gets aboard the paddleboat.
Julian Sawyer heads for the boat he purchased and gets into the speedboat's driver seat.
Wolfman (GM): everyone PM me your choices so I can write them down okay, everyone is on their respective boats lines are cast aside: anchors aweigh! you guys are all paddling/steering along
Julian Sawyer starts his motor and takes off.
Wolfman (GM): Julian is, needless to say, faster and farther ahead.
Metal Man: "Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for Wario!"
King Demon: "Funny..."
Julian Sawyer: *Turns on the radio.*
Metal Man: "Merrily merrily steal the gold and a cup of rum!" *Sings out of tune, badly.*
King Demon wonders He wonders who's paddling with him.
Metal Man: "Yo ho yo ho paddling boat Wario upstream!"
Tetra takes out a walkman and turns it up to drown out Metal's singing.
Metal Man is paddling.
Wolfman (GM): Everyone on the paddleboat has to paddle
Metal Man: "Boat boat yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for superman!"
King Demon hands Mets a bottle of Bacardi.
Tetra is paddling while listening to the walkman.
Metal Man: "Ahhh... some armor-cleaning solution!"
Wolfman (GM): Julian: certain thing coming to you... I'm going to roleplay YOUR part here in PM
Julian Sawyer: *Is listening to the Miami Vice theme song.*
Wolfman (GM): rest of you, consider yourself paused, but do whatever antics you want
Metal Man begins polishing his forehead with the Bacardi. "Yo ho ho yo yo ho jingle bells, a merry pirate's rum is for Wario!"
King Demon pulls out a small portable TV set "I wonder if I can get MXC on this TV..."
Tetra turns the walkman up more to drown out Metal's horrid singing. "Curse me for not getting a 'Mute Robot Impersonator' ability..."
Metal Man: "It's a nice day in the NEIGH BOR PIRATE! YO HO HO HO HO!!!!!! RUM PIRATE WARIO! WARIO WARIO WARIO! WARIO ALL THE WAY! PIRATE!!!!!" *He finally stops after screeching.* "Sorry... the salt water has strange effects on my brain."
Tetra was about to stab Metal with a pen. "I see..."
Metal Man: "Last time, it caused me to perform the entire HMS Pinafore in Spanish. The ship sunk with me on it... and I was almost finished, too!"
King Demon: "If he starts singing again, I'm SWIMMING to the island!"
Tetra: "We're going to an island?"
Metal Man: "Ehhh... you should hear me imitating Jigglypuff."
King Demon: "... WHEREVER WE'RE GOING!!!!!!"
Metal Man: "I actually am able to wake people up and scare them away by doing that."
Wolfman (GM): I'm not saying yet his is Julian's part ...but now they get integrated Paddleboaters: you catch up enough to see Julian struggling to get back to you... but failing at the last moment.
Tetra: "Oh no! He's struggling to get back to us... but failing at the last moment!"
Editor's Note: Great Pat impression there, Tetra.
Wolfman (GM): Julian's boat is basically caught in the storm!
Julian Sawyer: "This sucks..."
Tetra: "Julian's boat is basically caught in the storm!"
Editor's Note: Oh no, you've morphed into Pat entirely!
King Demon looks at Julian and laughs at him.
Julian Sawyer: *Throws a bottle at KD as he's going around.*
Tetra looks for a life preserver... thing to throw to Julian.
Wolfman (GM): Julian: not enough range that, and you are spinning Tetra: not close enough.
King Demon catches it. "Hey, thanks for the life!"
Wolfman (GM): do you guys wish to paddle closer to him?
Tetra paddles closer.
King Demon starts paddling back to him.
Wolfman (GM): well, you are closer now... the current starts pulling you in slowly. Julian's boat is spinning wildly. How do you guys want to do this?
King Demon takes both of the paddles and tries to row against the current, so that they aren't sucked into... whatever Julian's stuck in.
Wolfman (GM): Demon: STR check right now Tetra: there is a rope on board whirlpool/whirlwind combination technically if Demon is strong, he can maintain the pace ...and maintain he does right now
Tetra throws the rope to Julian.
Wolfman (GM): You have some time to attempt a few actions or two before another STR check is required. Tetra: STR check for distance. It's a decent sized rope, but weak throws... mean diddly squat. *splash* still *splash.*
Tetra: *Lucky again?*
Wolfman (GM): Well, Julian has a chance of catching it; STR check -2 due to all of the spinning. I haven't even gotten to the meat and potatoes of the mission here. ...do you want to lucky that Julian? *splash* Well, what is your next plan of action? You still have time to do something before another current check.
Tetra paddles away, having decided to just let the idiot die.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra: STR check at -2 then. Current is a little stronger now. Do you feel lucky?
Tetra: "Well, looks like we're going down with him..."
Wolfman (GM): Demon: you have one chance to do something if you want
King Demon smacks tetra and tries to toss the life preserver back to Julian... or whoever he's supposed to be.
Wolfman (GM): ...if you want: either way, STR check -2. I was talking to Demon about the roll.
King Demon shrugs and tosses the life preserver.
Wolfman (GM): yes *splash* Tetra, OOC advice don't put all of your luckies in one basket. With that in mind... all of you are being cycled around the whirlpool/whirlwind thing
King Demon: "Uh... let's get out of here?"
Julian Sawyer: "I think this leads to where we're supposed to be going anyway."
Tetra: "If I'm dying I'm getting it over with already."
Random Voice: "HALT!"
Tetra jumps into the center of the whirlpool. He halts right before doing that. "What now?"
King Demon: "Huh!?"
Wolfman (GM): the source of the voice is coming... from the whirlwind itself?!?
Voice: "What brings you to my domain?"
Tetra: "You sucked us in! We don't want to be here!"
King Demon wishes he had a fishing pole to get lunch.
Julian Sawyer: "Your stupid whirlpool trapped us here. And we're looking for something called Cabbage Cave."
Voice: "Cabbage Cave you say? No one has dared enter the cavern and came out... sane."
Julian Sawyer: "That's why we came. We already got one crazy guy on the team, so I figure this won't affect him much."
Voice: "Hmm..." *Julian, you feel as if the whirlwind is almost staring down into your soul or something.*
King Demon: "Hey! I'm not crazy, I'm just eccentric!"
Voice: "Very well. I wish you... good luck or something..."
Julian Sawyer: "Thanks."
Wolfman (GM): The voice seems... well, troubled by something but it doesn't matter... it's sending you to your destination ...or is it? the winds pick up the waters churn even more so than before
Editor's Note: Does the whirlwind have the ability to see the future? It would certainly have a great reason to be troubled in that case.
King Demon: "Uh... crap?"
Wolfman (GM): you feel your boats being lifted up off of the water... cycling around the whirlwind/tornado thing you are now so high up... well, if the winds were to stop, you would probably go down enough to be sent down a pipe or something. and a falling you will go.
Tetra grabs onto Demon. "Help!"
Julian Sawyer: "HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!"
Metal Man: "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..."
Wolfman (GM): You come down the water with such force, the waters nearly part for a bit you land on the "ocean" floor no one is hurt at least.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Wolfman (GM): but... the pipe itself is about 15 feet away, and the water is about to come back down
Tetra tries to talk but can't be understood through the water.
Wolfman (GM): The water has split.
Julian Sawyer: *Rushes for the pipe.*
Wolfman (GM): you are right now not in water but you could be... SPD it!
King Demon makes a mad dash for the pipe.
Julian Sawyer: *Dives!*
Wolfman (GM): I'll roll for Metal.
Tetra dives for the pipe, hoping to make it.
Wolfman (GM): now... everyone, including the sleepy Metal, somehow made it into the pipe before the waters came back from the parting. no more water
Tetra comes out the pipe on the other side, unscathed.
Wolfman (GM): everyone does come out of the other pipe... which was one of those SMW diagonal type ones
King Demon jumps out of the pipe.
Wolfman (GM): so you don't jump out, you get SHOT out
Tetra is shot through the air. "I don't like this ride anymore!"
Wolfman (GM): everyone roll STR + SPD checks for distance, and maybe a bonus you are still above water, BTW you got shot out from under, and will basically end up splashing down again yep
Julian Sawyer: *Curls into a ball.*
Wolfman (GM): everyone gets *number rolled* times 10 coins! Demon picks up an extra 50! the angry/confused/unsure-of-emotions-now cloud somehow sent you to an unofficial Pipe Jump but... you don't land in sand *SPLASH* swimming time!
Julian Sawyer: *Cannonball!*
Wolfman (GM): you all land in some unknown ocean
King Demon: "Did I mention that I dislike water?"
Tetra lands rather un-gracefully in the water, and swims to the surface.
Julian Sawyer: *Quickly unrolls and starts treading water.*
Wolfman (GM): there is land about 100 yards in front of you
Metal Man: "Ack! Water! Gah! Pbbt!"
King Demon bellyflops into the water.
Wolfman (GM): breathing underwater is impossible... except for Demon, who bought the Zora Breather
Metal Man tries to see if he can surf there, using his Star Board.
Julian Sawyer: *Starts swimming towards it.*
Tetra who somehow didn't have his glasses fall off through all that, begins swimming to shore.
Wolfman (GM): Metal: the Star Board responds to your call
King Demon activates the breather and swims toward the land.
Metal Man gets atop it, and tries surfing (or flying) to land.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra, Demon: unless you get a ride or something, some STR checking will be needed to keep your head above water. Metal, Demon: no issues for the two of you
Tetra continues swimming after that check.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra gains 38 yards!
Julian Sawyer: *Signals Metal over for a pick-up.*
Wolfman (GM): Julian: swimming or signaling? Tetra: 6 yards that time you can only go for about 3 more strokes before you are in danger 50 yards
Julian Sawyer: *CRI-CRI-CRITICAL SWIM.*
Metal Man: "I hope you know that the Star Board can only hold one person..."
Tetra tries to stay above water and keeps swimming.
Wolfman (GM): I think you guys know the formula I'm using here
Metal Man: "It's like the Clown Car... or the broomstick."
Wolfman (GM): another 24...38 for Julian
King Demon explores the mysteries of the deep.
Wolfman (GM): Tetra at 68: Julian at 88
Tetra regains some of his strength and keeps swimming.
Wolfman (GM): Demon: stay paused right now Julian: CRAMP!
Julian Sawyer: *Just enough to make it to shore.*
Wolfman (GM): okay, now you make it Tetra: 24...92 yards in and you just make it
Julian Sawyer: *Starts drying off upon reaching shore.*
Wolfman (GM): Demon: your part in PM
Tetra washes up on shore and tries to catch his breath.
Wolfman (GM): rest of you, more banter if you want
Tetra sits up and heads further inland, sitting on a rock in the shade, letting the breeze dry him off.
Wolfman (GM): Metal, of course, probably flew in
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Thank goodness for Stapleton Fitness...)
Tetra: "I need to work out more..." *He checks to make sure his weapon isn't water damaged from all that, fortunately it's waterproof and is fine.*
Wolfman (GM): it is fine... the rolls are for Demon's section
Metal Man lands with his rocket skateboard.
Julian Sawyer: "You're lucky you had that. You'd probably sink."
Metal Man: "Well, that's why my friend Star Steel gave it to me... long ago... You see, back in the day, he was the coolest guy around."
Tetra: "Great, here goes another boring story..."
Metal Man: "And he always had all the good stuff. Not me. I always got the weird stuff. And then, one day, Bowser's army attacked headquarters. So, the honorable Star Steel mounted his Star Board... and exploded into them like a supernova. In his will, he gave the Star Board to me. I've had it ever since... but... it broke down for a while., until recently. Oh... did I digress again? Yes... probably. You'd be too, if you were around as long as I am."
Julian Sawyer: "So now what?"
Tetra: "Wait for the other guy to get here. What's taking him? I hope he's okay..."
Metal Man: "I can't swim. I'd need a Zora Breather. Mainly because... well, I may not have armor, but I forgot how..."
Tetra: "I should've bought one back at the docks if I had more money. I almost drowned out there."
Metal Man: "Ah yes... before I had this thing, in my metal armor, I almost always drowned. Now that my old armor is off, though, I could fix it up and turn it into something nice. Like... with life support, cup holders, integrated weapons, and of course, an interlink which uses the Star Board."
Tetra: "Cup holders?"
Metal Man: "Yeah. That way, I can hold cups of various drinks while fighting monsters. Mostly as an emergency thing, though. You never know..."
Metal Man: "It's the sort of cushy thing you expect when you've been around for three years."
Tetra: "Maybe I should build some kind of armor for myself. With internal air conditioning. And... something to keep my head above water."
Metal Man: "I wonder what Demon is doing out there... He's been around longer than I have..."
Tetra: "I really hope he didn't drown."
Wolfman (GM): Demon is coming up now guys
King Demon gets out of the ocean.
Tetra: "There he is! He's okay!"
Metal Man: "Hello Demon. What went on, down there?"
King Demon: "Well, THAT was fun!"
Tetra: "You sure were gone a long time."
King Demon: "Found some things, got shocked... the usual."
Metal Man: "It seems like you were either locked in combat or stealing treasure..."
Tetra: "Take any treasure back for us, maybe?"
Metal Man: "Knowing him? Probably not."
King Demon laughs like Wario.
???: "So there IS someone else after my treasure!"
???: "...and someone else with a bad laugh."
King Demon: "... figures."
Metal Man: "Your treasure? Well, I'm willing to buy it from you, if I need to."
Wolfman (GM): yes: Wario is here.
Julian Sawyer: "This ain't go-...I thought you said you were broke!"
Wolfman (GM): but... what is his purpose?
Metal Man nudges Julian.
King Demon: "Its not your treasure if I found it first lardio!"
Wolfman (GM): will Demon get in trouble for going after undersea treasure?
Metal Man (GM): (Whisper) "Don't tell Lard-man."
Wolfman (GM): Last Time, On SSQ: Peach was watching a TV show called "Treasure Hunters", where various people or groups hunt for ancient treasure. The current episode focused a little on the Voodoo Poodoo at Cabbage Cave... before the TV channels got swapped.
Wolfman (GM): However, Wario was seen on TV by Julian, and so they wanted to beat him before he got it. The Questers got warped close to the Phendrana Sea's southern docks, where they had to fight some Goombas in Scuba Diving gear... gear that can reflect most projectiles.
Wolfman (GM): The battle won, they got refreshed at an old man's all in one bed and breakfast, store, cafe, bar, you name I hey commandeered two different types of boats and explored this whirlpool... whirlwind... something... out in the sea.
Wolfman (GM): After having... some strange conversation... with the cloud/whirlwind... anyway... after the talk, the Questers managed to get into a warp pipe that took them to their destination... an unknown island. Everyone swam/flew to shore, save for Demon, who Zora Breathed his way to a little bonus section... but blundered by mentioning that he found some Treasure.
Wolfman (GM): Enter Wario, who doesn't want anyone taking his stuff... even at the bottom of the sea. Point is... Wario has approached you all. He's in the traditional clothing... except for the hat. It looks like it has bull horns or something on it.
Wario: "What are you doing here? Do you want to take my treasure as well?"
Metal Man: "So, Wario, you do realize that I haven't seen your treasure at all? Well... no. We want the Voodoo Poodoo."
Wario: "...Voodoo Poodoo?" *laughter.* "There is no such thing as a Voodoo Poopoo you idiot! Those strange TV guys will make up everything! But still..."
Wolfman (GM): Wario glares at Demon
Wario: "All treasure within 200 yards of the land is MINE!"
Metal Man: "Well then. I guess I'll have to steal everything 201 yards into the air."
Wario: "Do you have any objections?"
King Demon gets in a fighting stance "yeah, I believe I DO object!"
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... nope. Not at all. But... I need to sign a contract."
Wario: *To Metal* "Don't even think--contract? What type?"
Wolfman (GM): Demon: Wario is kind of distracted... his full attention is on Metal. Wario waits for Metal to explain more about this contract.
King Demon shrugs and tries to fire punch Wario out, thus avoiding a long drawn-out and potentially dangerous fight.
Wolfman (GM): roll at +1 surprise bonus ...or not either way...
Wolfman (GM): Suddenly, Wario's own bum is ablaze!
Julian Sawyer: "...Nice one."
Metal Man: "Well... uhhhh... I forgot to mention the part where Demon randomly sets you on fire."
Wolfman (GM): He's running around wildly before he jumps into the water, curing himself from the affect.
Gibby: "Heh... that was fun."
Wolfman (GM): However, he takes 1/10th of the normal damage of that move... due to crit, double.
King Demon: "Well, that takes care of that!" *He shrugs * "It's MY treasure now, and that's what he gets for tryin' to take it from me!"
Wario: *spits water out.* "Blech! Fine... you can keep whatever you got... but no more!"
Metal Man: "Okay."
Wario: "Either way, I have a slight idea as to where this treasure that doesn't exist was said to be. We have to leave Rice Beach, though."
King Demon: "Sounds good to me... where do we go?"
Wario starts going north-west... still along a part of the coast, but migrating towards actual land.
Metal Man follows.
Wario: "Follow me if your hearts are filled with greed!" *He does his signature laugh.*
Metal Man: "Well. I am really short on money..." .oO(I still think he would have liked the tea better than a fiery punch.)
Gibby: "Well I guess that includes me."
Digifanatic follows the others.
Gibby follows Metal.
Julian Sawyer: "There's some stuff I'd like to by from GW's..."
Metal Man: "Yes, it does, walking pillow! I mean... Gibby... sorry..."
Wario chuckles at the name calling. He tosses Metal 100 coins for that.
Metal Man: "I mean, I half expected walking pillows in this land of food... oh. Thank you, Wario!"
Wario says nothing, but continues walking... until now.
King Demon follows Wario as well.
Wario has stopped... he gets a look around.
Gibby: .oO(Note to self: Hurt Metal when all this is done.)
Editor's Note: It took him many years, but he got his chance in CONFRONTATION!
Julian Sawyer: *Follows Wario.*
Wario: "Something isn't right here... there should be a door we can enter here."
Metal Man: "I wonder what happened to the door." *He also looks around.*
Julian Sawyer: "Why would there be a door on a deserted island?"
Wolfman (GM): the current scene: you are at the point between beach and regular land
Metal Man: "Well, this island isn't completely deserted. After all, Wario is here."
Wolfman (GM): there is a rocky cliff face on the western side suddenly... the ground starts shaking.
Julian Sawyer: "That can't be good"
Gibby: "GAH! Earthquake!"
King Demon: "Is this SUPPOSED to happen?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy."
Gibby shakes like a bowl full of jelly... and not the GOOD kind either.
Metal Man: "Oh no! Someone opened my secret adventure log!"
Wario gets in "scared" mode... he jumps up, moves his mouth, and lands... kind of funny.
Metal Man: "The whole world is going to explode!"
Wario: "I should have remembered... we're in Spiked Turtle's turf!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Who?"
Metal Man: "Bowser's alive?"
Wolfman (GM): now the ground starts shaking under Wario... but he doesn't really notice it. *KABLAM.*
Metal Man: "Watch out, Wario! Underneath you!"
Wolfman (GM): something underneath Wario comes up... Wario is basically knocked away, stunned, and out of this battle.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man: "Darn... we could have used his ability to throw bombs..."
King Demon: "All RIGHT! Koopa stompin' time!"
Wolfman (GM): what you see before you... a nearly 6 foot turtle with spikes on the head, and the side of the shell.
Gibby steps back, and takes out his gun.
Metal Man pulls out his axe.
Wolfman (GM): the "shirt" if you can call it as such, has the mark of a pirate on it.
Metal Man: "It's a pirated pirate!"
King Demon: "That's NOT Bowser..."
Gibby: "A... turtle pirate?"
Spiked Turtle: "Who dares walk on my domain?!?"
Metal Man: "...Uhhh... Bowser does!"
Gibby: "He does?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Yar be trouble on thar shores...)
Metal Man: "Yes. He does."
Julian Sawyer: "He does!" *Points to Wario.*
Spiked Turtle: "You landlubbers lie; The Koopa King would never want to come to Kitchen Island! Now, it's time for you guys to walk the plank!"
Gibby: "Kitchen island? Like, with food?"
Metal Man: "Is the plank made of asparagus?"
Wolfman (GM): Order: Gibby, Julian, Spiked Turtle, Digi, Metal, Demon... am I missing anyone?
Gibby starts things off with the basics. He cocks his gun, and fires three shots at the head of the Spiked Turtle.
Wolfman (GM): *bang bang bang* the Turtle did NOT like that one bit
Digifanatic: "Hmm... judging by Gibby's power, he's not that hard to hit..."
Gibby blows away the smoke coming out of his gun... like a rhinestone cowboy... sings the song.
Wolfman (GM): Julian: your go
Gibby: "What's THAT supposed to mean?"
Digifanatic: "Doesn't seem like he's that hard to hit."
Spiked Turtle: "That little pipsqueak just got lady luck on his side, arrgh."
Gibby glares at Digi.
Julian Sawyer leaps into the air and comes down on the Spiked Turtle's head with a shove with his hand (Face Wash), then triple-kicks him with a Beatbox.
Digifanatic: "What? You hit him pretty well."
Wolfman (GM): The Spiked Turtle actually moves so that your hand hits his head.. ..his SPIKE-covered head
Gibby rolls his eyes, and goes back to the fight.
Julian Sawyer: *Quickly pulls his hand away, intentionally missing.*
Wolfman (GM): ...not quite you bounce back in pain: you lose an action and 15% HP due to the harsh pain ..NOW who is the lucky user? ...alright; you got lucky and somehow avoided his auto-counter
Julian Sawyer: *And now the Beatbox.*
Wolfman (GM): ...which got beat-blown away *miss* ...even the 20
Digifanatic: "Gibby, just a thought, but if I use a Quake Smash on the turtle and hit him just right, do you think he'd flip onto his shell?"
Spiked Turtle: "Don't even think of trying that!"
Gibby: "Maybe... but then he could use his spikes to flip himself back up."
Metal Man: "Yes. Step on his head with spike-proof boots instead."
Wolfman (GM): Digi: the turtle revs himself up for his first action second action: he LAUNCHES himself towards you.
Digifanatic steps away leisurely...
Wolfman (GM): ...only to hit a sand hill, and land upside down! You didn't have to flip him: he flipped himself!
Digifanatic: "Well then."
Spiked Turtle: "Gah... blasted sand hill..."
Gibby: "Either we're REALLY lucky, or he's REALLY weak."
Wolfman (GM): I don't use the counter thing.
King Demon: "If I had a hammer..."
Metal Man: "Lry." *spits out sand* "Ptooie!"
Digifanatic tries slamming his golf club on the Turtle's chest, hammer-style.
Wolfman (GM): *OOMPH* how much normally? ...well, that did hurt him have another action?
Digifanatic follows it up with a Fire Punch, also to the gut.
Wolfman (GM): then a miss it shall stay
Digifanatic: "Well, he's a bit vulnerable. We'll see what happens."
Wolfman (GM): Metal goes next on my list
Metal Man gives that eeeevil Turtle thing a bashing it won't forget! "CRYSTAL CONTAINER!"
Metal Man (GM): 4 damage and insta-freeze if that hits.
Wolfman (GM): ...congrats; you wasted a lucky when you didn't need to
Metal Man then gives the monster another axe slash and then scans it with his dex!
Wolfman (GM): the freeze... well, it's not really working well; the ice melts after that due to the heat. the axe slash does hit: how much?
Metal Man: "Curse you, sun!"
Metal Man (GM): 20 ice damage (Could that prolong the freeze?)
Wolfman (GM): Metal, a bright sun can melt almost any ice... prolonging isn't really possible unless you crit it or something
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Spiked Turtle: This turtle guards his territory closely, not allowing anyone to enter or leave without his permission. He is like a bully, but like bullies, can easily be tricked or set up.
Stats: 20 AC, 25 STR, 19 SPD, 15 INT
Moves: Charge: For one action, moves gain double the to-hit and 1.5 the damage. Can not be used until two turns without it.
Shell Spin: He spins in the shell and charges towards someone. +5 to hit, 25 damage
Shell Spin II: Same as above, but can hit all. to hit is +3 instead.
HP and other moves are unknown. *DONE.*
Metal Man's turn is over.
Smash Dex: "Estimated 15."
Metal Man: "Well, that works well."
King Demon launches two fireballs at the turtle, then tries to fire punch a non-spiked area.
Wolfman (GM): one fireball gets in... and the punch:
Spiked Turtle: "OUCH!"
Wolfman (GM): damage please? Round 2: Fight! Gibby, your go I believe
Gibby runs towards S.T., and attacks with a jumping kick to the face.
Wolfman (GM): Gibby: no good
Gibby backflips away from S.T.'s head after the miss, and fires two jump shots at the head.
Spiked Turtle is feeling it.
Gibby lands on his feet, and retreats back to the group.
Wolfman (GM): Julian, go yes
Spiked Turtle hasn't had his turn come up yet.
Julian Sawyer: *Attacks with breakdance-sweepin', handstand-kickin' Breakdown, then a triple-kick Beatbox.*
Wolfman (GM): the Breakdown has broken down... well fix it ...still broken down where were you kicking me? and no saying "in the groin" either two Beatboxes landed
Spiked Turtle can not get poisoned.
Wolfman (GM): nice try though my go
Spiked Turtle takes two actions to get up He then takes a THIRD action to...
Metal Man: "Slow like a turtle... yyep..."
Spiked Turtle retreats into his shell. He comes up a few seconds later... slightly stronger.
Wolfman (GM): *WITHDRAW* Digi, your go
Digifanatic takes no chances. He uses a Fire Punch to see what happens...
Wolfman (GM): ...so much for that plan. what part were you hitting me on again?
Digifanatic then defends for his second action.
Wolfman (GM): Metal's go then
Metal Man treats the turtle to three ice slashes!
Metal Man (GM): A grand total of 60% Ice damage.
Wolfman (GM): ...actually, 40. Demon, go
King Demon: "Hey Tokka, eat fire!" *He launches two fireballs into the turtles face.*
Wolfman (GM): nope
King Demon then tries a fire punch in the stomach of the pirate.
Wolfman (GM): nope again exactly. Round 3 now Garrick: you say you are in? well... hop to it!
Garrick Fy`aar appears out of no where, his Einhammer slinging down into firing range as he unloads a threesome of flashbangs at it...
Wolfman (GM): only the 25 actually lands. Now STUNNED... he can be.
Gibby cocks, and fires two shots at S.T's head.
Wolfman (GM): *bang bang.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Who IS this guy?"
Spiked Turtle is reeling.
Metal Man: "A spiked turtle."
Gibby goes for a third, but he runs out of bullets. He puts his gun away, inhales some air, and blows out a wave of fire at S.T.
Spiked Turtle: "THE Spiked Turtle."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Duh. I mean, who is he?"
Spiked Turtle doesn't feel a thing.
King Demon: "No, The ROASTED turtle... or not."
Wolfman (GM): Julian: ready?
Gibby reloads his gun as his turn ends.
Julian Sawyer: *Downs an X-Accuracy and goes for another Breakdown.*
Wolfman (GM): wow: pair of 16s means nothing here I'm afraid
Spiked Turtle would go... if it wasn't for that blasted Garrick.
Wolfman (GM): so, we turn to Digi
Digifanatic uses the stun hopefully to his advantage. He tries a Super Mario Punch to the chest; he's gotta have some money if he's a pirate.
Wolfman (GM): better lucky it then ...want to try that again? you... JUST barely get him.
Digifanatic defends again.
Wolfman (GM): you did hit him. you know double the coins, since he is a pirate as you say
Digifanatic: (after defending) "I dare say he carries some decent change around him."
Wolfman (GM): alright Metal: FINISH HIM!
Metal Man gives the Turtle a face-full of axe slashes.
Metal Man (GM): (Hopefully) 60 ice damage.
Wolfman (GM): ...again, you wasted a lucky that last ice slash was one too much...
Spiked Turtle freezes up... and somehow falls THROUGH the sand.
Wario wakes up at the sound of the last attack. "MONEY MONEY MONEY!"
Wolfman (GM): coins are starting to fall from the sky here! STR + SPD to see how many you get before Wario gets the rest!
Metal Man: "Wow... we're rich."
Wolfman (GM): as for how this is divided... it's NOT the same as the long jump event that happened for there was a set limit here starting with fastest... Garrick: 290 Gibby: 280 yes Digi: 230 Metal: you would get 220...but all that was left was 200!
Wario sulks; there was nothing for him to get.
Wolfman (GM): everyone else: sorry; no coins for you but (except for Garrick) how does 225 EXP sound? Garrick: you came in late, so I'll give you 50 EXP
Wario: "You guys are fast on coin getting."
Metal Man: "We learned it from years of raiding various bad guy's places."
Wario: "Hmm... you do have that look of greed and determination here. Alright; follow me... I can take you to where the filming crew is. Mount Teapot."
King Demon grumbles something about not getting any coins for all his hard work.
Metal Man: "Ah! What a coincidence!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Simple enough... let's go..."
Metal Man: "The man back at the store brewed us tea..."
Wario turns to Metal.
Julian Sawyer: "We should get that recipe from him..."
Metal Man: "An Ice Bomb, and a Leaf... of that K word I keep on forgetting!"
Wario: "...I doubt you will find any real tea here... the cities are to the East, and our goal is North."
Metal Man: "Of course. Let's go."
Wario: "Aha; there is the door!"
Julian Sawyer: "Right."
Wolfman (GM): The door suddenly appears on the cliffside.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
King Demon: "What are we waiting for?"
Wario charges through.
Gibby puts his gun away, and follows Wario.
Metal Man follows after Wario.
Julian Sawyer: *Enters Mysterious Door No. 435*
Digifanatic follows up.
King Demon walks through... wondering why he didn't burn any holes in Wario's pockets when he had the chance earlier....
Wolfman (GM): Everyone: welcome to the base of Mount Teapot. The air feels a little fresher here, and urban sprawl has not come in yet.
Wario gets a look at the old place... then he notices something is amiss. He looks up to the top of the teapot... and then to the sky. "There might be a little problem here..."
Julian Sawyer: *Looks up.*
Metal Man: "We can fix it..."
Gibby: "I guess."
Wolfman (GM): Everyone that looks up sees some floating landmass... it looks somewhat familiar... Metal, INT it
King Demon: "What's that?" *He looks up as well.*
Gibby looks up, and sees it.
Wolfman (GM): ...it looks to you like... the top of a tea pot kettle
Metal Man: "It's the top of a tea kettle!"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... makes sense."
Julian Sawyer: "Duh..."
Gibby: "Really? I don't see it..." *He tilts his head.*
Wario: "Exactly! Whenever that thing is floating up, many passages are actually closed off. It's some strange magic or something... but it's nothing that us Greedy guys can't handle!" *Traditional laugh.*
Metal Man: "Yeah... we can do whatever it is we do to unseal passages!"
Gibby: "...what DO we do to unseal passages?"
Julian Sawyer: "Blow them up?"
Metal Man: "Uhhhh..."
Wario: "We have to bring the kettle top down."
Gibby: "How? We can't exactly drag it down."
Metal Man: "I can fly."
King Demon: "Ok! how do we do that?"
Wario: "There should be a secret switch somewhere on the mountain that can force it down."
Gibby: "Alright then... you push it down with all your strength."
Wario: "As for how to get up... I wouldn't try flying; the winds get worse up there."
Metal Man: "Is there any other way?"
Wario: "One time I got Puffy while up there... I was lucky I was able to hit a hidden block. Well, there are three ways I can think of. Way one: find a Malletape Monkey to basically turn us into Pogo sticks, and we bounce up constantly. Way two: Take the regular, pirate-beaten path."
Gibby: "And way three?"
Wario: "Way three: Take the river route, and risk the piranhas and other assorted fish."
Gibby: "Hmm... I vote we take the path. I don't like piranhas, and I'd rather NOT be turned into a pogo stick."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I could do with beating some more pirates..."
Wario: "As for me, I'm going to find the Malletape."
Wolfman (GM): if there was a split path here, with the main path going straight and the river path right, Wario goes left... semi parallel to the pirate path as you guys call it.
King Demon: "I say choice two!"
Metal Man: "So then, Gibby, you and I and and Demon get to beat on pirates..."
Gibby: "Sounds like fun."
Wolfman (GM): ...let me ask this: anyone taking a DIFFERENT path from the regular path?
King Demon: "Ya know, one of us should go with Wario, I mean, what if he gets to the treasure first?"
Gibby: "We could beat him up... just saying..."
King Demon sighs and goes with Flame-pants.
Metal Man: "I wonder how many pirates there are to smash."
Digifanatic follows the main group.
Gibby: "Hopefully lots." *He heads down the main path.*
Metal Man follows...
Julian Sawyer: *Takes option 2*
Wario is all alone...
Wolfman (GM): *WAH!*
King Demon wonders if he should go with Wario.....
Wolfman (GM): Demon: only you can decide not going to INT for influencing here
King Demon: "Hey flame-pants, want some company?"
Wario: "You talkin' to me?"
King Demon shrugs and goes with Wario... just in case.
Wolfman (GM): Demon: paused here. Rest of you... I'll keep this in the main room. You start going up the mountain path. you now approach some train tracks... and a mine cart. Well... many mine carts I should say. All of them are of the "stand up, no seats" variety.
Metal Man: "...It's the dreaded mine carts! Back from in the days when we rode mine carts to defeat Ridley."
Gibby: "Look at them all."
Wolfman (GM): you can either take the carts... or continue on the path
Garrick Fy`aar: "You didn't ride mine carts to defeat Ridley... jeez..."
Digifanatic: "Well, whaddya say?"
Metal Man: "Yes we did!"
Gibby: "I'm up for a cart ride. Beats walking."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Uh huh... let's just take it. A break neck ride through the mines will do us good..."
Metal Man: "Okay then. I'll be the pilot!" *He gets in a mine cart.*
King Demon: *Instert Wario Land Train theme here.*
Julian Sawyer: *Gets in a mine cart not occupied by Metal.*
Wolfman (GM): Metal: you can't steer it... but it starts going!
Garrick Fy`aar gets in before it takes off.
Gibby hops in.
Metal Man: "This mine cart is SLOW. I need to speed it up!"
Digifanatic hops in the one with Julian.
Wolfman (GM): everyone that hops in a car takes off
Metal Man takes the Star Board, puts it on the back, and tries to use the Star Board like a booster rocket.
Wolfman (GM): who does NOT? http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/gameboy/w3train.mid <--will that suffice?
Metal Man: "Hmmm... now that I think about it..."
Wolfman (GM): Metal: INT it if you wish to continue with it anyway... Metal: your cart goes out of control! You speed up greatly, but you and your cart somehow get launched off!
Metal Man: "Yes! No control! Even though I couldn't steer anyway... Wheeeeeeee!"
Wolfman (GM): While your cart slowly goes up and comes down... the other carts manage to jump over a boiling lava pit with ease. your cart, however, is going STRAIGHT DOWN into it!
Metal Man leaps onto his Star Board before it's too late, if he can.
Wolfman (GM): it's still attached, so SPD -2 you get on the Board... but the cart has already touched lava! You need to do something... like, NOW! You are only about 5 feet above it!
Metal Man still wonders what will happen to the other hapless people in the mine cart... even if he escapes. "Oh! Wait! I have an idea!" *He tries to use the 'Warp Stone' to warp back onto the land...*
Wolfman (GM): you are pushing your luck with gravity, so SPD it ...are you keeping it?
Metal Man would throw it overboard if he had to to avoid being warped to his death.
Wolfman (GM): the Warp Stone doesn't get used... it's still in inventory. however...
Metal Man: "Ummm... you! Other people in the cart! Do you not notice the MAGMA?"'
Wolfman (GM): First, all of the coins you got from the Spiked Turtle... go away! Then... you get treated to the Wario Land Death theme.
Metal Man: "...I'll kill you, evil lava!"
Wolfman (GM): Lava: *poit* Metal: *death.*
Metal Man dies stabbing the Magma with his ice slash.
Wolfman (GM): everyone else is safe, for they didn't try tampering with the mine carts but Metal: you somehow get warped on a fresh cart... minus a life, of course
Julian Sawyer: "Do do do do..."
Wolfman (GM): he did
Metal Man: "I'm gonna kill this magma."
Gibby enjoys the ride.
Metal Man: "Some day..."
Wolfman (GM): the Star Board is still with you... but will be inactive for about...2 game hours I will say when it's available again anyway, Metal somehow catches up to the others
Metal Man looks for anything like, say, upcoming pits or splits in the track.
Wolfman (GM): now... what are you guys wondering while on the carts?
Garrick Fy`aar just hangs out for now, watching for anything weird coming up...
Metal Man: "Hey guys! I discovered a new ability for these carts! Fly into Magma at 50 miles per hour! Skyhigh would be jealous..."
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Can this cart go any slower...)
Wolfman (GM): alright... trouble time
Gibby: "Yyyyeah... I think I'll just let the cart do the driving."
Wolfman (GM): up ahead... you got yourselves around... wait; how many Questers on the carts? thank you ...TWENTY FIVE strange birds that have beaks like pterodactyls! they all see you
Metal Man: "Gah! It's Kirby's arch nemesis!"
Wolfman (GM): Demon is not with you guys
Metal Man: "Tokorori!"
Garrick Fy`aar: *okay, never mind.*
Julian Sawyer: "Birds!"
Garrick Fy`aar starts shooting, firing machine gun rounds at 'em...
Gibby takes out his gun.
Wolfman (GM): five birds come towards each of you guys to try to knock you off the carts......
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Wolfman (GM): ...if you didn't just ruin my trap!
Metal Man: "Hey! Stop that! I'm perfectly capable of leaping into magma myself!"
Wolfman (GM): these are VERY weak birds they aren't exactly the predators... Garrick slices through them all.
Editor's Note: I'm just imagining Garrick going insane upon seeing them and being like, "GAHHHH!!! KILL THEM ALL! KILL THEM ALL!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Heh..."
Gibby: "Good job, Garrick."
Wolfman (GM): Garrick: 25 EXP and an evil glare from the GM. *GLARE.*
Metal Man: "I still think you should try attaching rockets to the other end of the cart."
Wolfman (GM): ...or so you think! Garrick triggered the BIGGER trap! Somehow, your cart takes a certain split path: the others take the normal path
Julian Sawyer: "Have fun."
Wolfman (GM): Your cart is heading towards a lava pit... with NO TRACKS the cart can reach!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh, I will."
Wolfman (GM): There is a cart on the other side... but you will need to jump to it!
Metal Man: "Not again! Evil magma pit!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Here we go..." *He hops onto the edge of the cart, holding himself steady, waiting for the right moment...*
Wolfman (GM): Garrick: the right moment... well, INT the right moment
Metal Man: "I sure hope we can make that magma... I came to bash pirates, not to ride into magma pits!"
Wolfman (GM): the right moment to you is about .25 seconds after the front wheel leaves the track ...that time is basically... well, NOW! STR check for jumping
Editor's Note: CLIFFHANGER! (DUN DUN DUNNNN)