Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 185: Match of Madness
Date: 5:49:24 PM, April 15th; 1:28:19 PM, April 16th, 2005.
Wolfman can't believe this either...
Garrick Fy`aar lands, skidding. He moves fast, holstering his M150 and spinning his Einhammer into his hand. With a mild hum, Garrick smirks... then blasts Wolfman with 195 automatic damage!
Wolfman is sent hell-of-a-far...
Digifanatic: .oO(I knew Metal hasn't had great luck at the Stadium... but wow. I'm surprised by that...)
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man then reappears and blasts Garrick for 100 fire damage with his axe!
Julian Sawyer: "And now Garrick turns his attention to Wolf, blasting him with a mighty big gun! Wolf's gone too!"
Metal Man (GM): *Two fireballs* '"DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar gets blasted hell-of-a-far as well...
Julian Sawyer: "And here comes Metal with a Double Fireball Axe, taking revenge and sending out Garrick! This is one fast-paced match folks! 3 deaths in under a minute! You won't see THAT anywhere else!"
Wolfman can't attack Metal so soon due to the traditional 1 round invincibility rule... then again, this way, Garrick can't attack us either. He repositions himself to the center of the triangle and defends... just 2 AC bonus here.
Metal Man (GM): *Items No items.*
Julian Sawyer: "And Wolfman returns to the field... and sets up the Bubble again!"
Metal Man (GM): *Stage Hazard? No stage hazard Garrick reappears minus one action.*
Julian Sawyer: "And now Garrick's back... They're all invincible here..."
Garrick Fy`aar just pants, standing there for a moment. He holsters the Einhammer and draws the M150 in one hand and the STAT 43 in the other... "...that... was pretty fast..."
Wolfman will be vulerable to Metal's... third action if he can get it.
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick goes Dual-Wielding, setting up his next attack maybe?"
Metal Man gets on his Star Board... and glows... he's now much faster!
Metal Man (GM): *Speed doubled Bonus to AC doubled.*
Julian Sawyer: "Metal calls in the Star Board, doubling his speed AND AC! This oughta help against Garrick's bullets..."
Garrick Fy`aar narrows his eyes at Metal... pondering... his finger clicks the switch on his M150...storing his Overdrive for later...
Metal Man then goes at Wolfman with the axe for his third action... with Crazy power to boot!
Wolfman can't dodge that... but he's at the center of the Arena; he shouldn't be sent that far... right?
Metal Man (GM): *20 ice damage Wolf is knocked backwards a bit, but not out of the arena...*
Wolfman is NOT liking the way this battle is going...
Julian Sawyer: "He flies towards Wolfman with an axe in his hand, and hits him with the Ice Chop, dealing 20 damage! If Wolfman doesn't do something, he's likely to be the first one out of the match!"
Wolfman doesn't have a lot he can hit these friends... he attempts his nontraditional attack then. He swaps to the Megaton Hammer first action.
Julian Sawyer: "Wolfman... draws the Megaton Hammer? What's he up to?"
Wolfman then goes towards Garrick, but instead of swinging at him, he swings AT THE FLOOR right by him to hopefully stun him or knock him down... something to get him more vulnerable for a third attack.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... this would most likely require a SPD check. Since armor would actually make this attack hit you harder. *Barely fail* Garrick leaps up with one foot... then falls, taking his own AC as damage and being stunned!
Julian Sawyer: "And he tries an earthquake attack, but it misses... Wait, Garrick's down! Wolfman used a fake attack to knock him off his balance!"
Metal Man (GM): *Items?*
Wolfman takes advantage of the situation; he goes towards Garrick with a smashing left hook... hopefully this will send him down.
Garrick Fy`aar growls and lands on his butt... then rolls out of the way of the punch.
Wolfman needs to oil his joints after this fight.
Metal Man (GM): *2 items* Starman... Maximum tomato...
Julian Sawyer: "He tries a follow up, but misses the punch... I think it's about time for some items to liven things up..." *Tosses in a Starman and a Maximum Tomato* "Have fun!"
Metal Man (GM): They appear in the center... and Garrick is stunned while all this is going on...
Digifanatic sees the items falling... .oO(This ought to be fun!)
Metal Man (GM): *Still no hazard; it will be spectacular when it does occur. Garrick is stunned.*
Wolfman is by Garrick... which way is the star going?
Metal Man (GM): It's going towards Garrick... but he can't catch it yet.
Wolfman is kind of in between Garrick and Star anyway.
Metal Man (GM): SPD check to go after it.
Metal Man goes towards the star for action 1.
Garrick Fy`aar watches the star as he slowly picks himself up...
Julian Sawyer: "And Metal dives for the star!"
Metal Man flies in and grabs the star.
Julian Sawyer: "AND HE'S GOT IT!"
Wolfman: .oO(Oh slag it!)
Metal Man then turns to Garrick and Wolfman... and fires a blue beam which can hit them both!
Julian Sawyer: *Hits the button for the Starman music.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Metal's luck just might have turned to his advantage...)
Wolfman gets blue beamed.
Metal Man (GM): *20 damage if hit.*
Garrick Fy`aar gets smashed as well.
Julian Sawyer: "The others can't be to happy about that... And then he fires a Blue Beam! Garrick and Wolfman are both hit for twenty damage!"
Metal Man then attacks Garrick with a cape spin... in an attempt to confuse him.
Metal Man (GM): *Probably miss? If hit, insta-confuse.*
Garrick Fy`aar gets away from that one just enough, leaping away from Metal.
Metal Man: "Ahahahaha!!! I'm glowing like a nuclear reactor!"
Garrick Fy`aar gets to his feet, grunting a bit...
Wolfman thinks he is leaping towards the Tomato... he better SPD it over to grab it before Garrick lands on it!
Metal Man (GM): *Opposed SPD checks.*
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick narrowly dodges a Cape Spin attack from Metal, just in time to see Wolf dive for the Tomato!"
Garrick Fy`aar goes after it!
Julian Sawyer: "He goes for it too... And Wolfman comes up with it!"
Metal Man (GM): *Garrick wasted an action.*
Wolfman is healed up to 0/145% for action 1.
Julian Sawyer: "What a lucky break for the former boss."
Garrick Fy`aar growls as the healing item just barely slipped through his fingers...
Metal Man is currently looking like a radioactive sillyman "I am super duper shiny crazy guyyyyy!!!!"
Wolfman goes to sweep Garrick while he is very angry... and probably a little more vulnerable than normal.
Julian Sawyer: "And as Metal's mind snaps in two as Wolfman attacks Garrick with a leg sweep, and Garrick jumps over it."
Wolfman then times his third action for another hammer... quake thingy. (again, it seems to be my STR vs your SPD)
Garrick Fy`aar leaps up and over the attack, backflipping as his guns come out of their holsters...
Metal Man (GM): *OUCH.*
Wolfman: *BOUNCE BOUNCE.*
Garrick Fy`aar hits the ground to get smashed with another quake blast...
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is super-stunned... well, stunned and totally disarmed. He also takes 2x his own AC in damage.
Wolfman sees Garrick get bounced a little close to that edge.
Julian Sawyer: "And Wolf tries that Hammer-Quake attack... and Garrick is down once again! But Wolf doesn't let up, smacking the ground again with the hammer!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls as the M150 and the STAT 43 go flying over toward a corner...
Julian Sawyer: "GARRICK's GUNS GO FLYING! The gunman is without his guns!"
Metal Man (GM): *So, Garrick backflips, draws the weapons, and then gets the weapons knocked away.*
Metal Man: "...Pretty guns..."
Metal Man (GM): *Items?*
Wolfman breathes a sigh of relief.
Metal Man (GM): *No items Hazard? No Hazard.*
Julian Sawyer: "GUNS!"
Metal Man (GM): *Garrick loses his turn AGAIN.*
Wolfman sees Garrick stunned by the... upper-left edge, about center spot.
Garrick Fy`aar tries to shake off the daze from the stun......
Metal Man: "Eh... I'm not greedy... just... eat this!" *He roasts Garrick with three fireballs. 150 damage.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "WHAAAAAAA-----..." *He goes flying off into the distance...*
Metal Man: "Balls of fire! Good gosh!"
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick's chances of winning this match are worsened in an instant... AND HE'S GONE FROM METAL'S TRIPLE FIRE AXE ATTACK!"
Metal Man: "...Starmen have a bad effect on my brain..."
Julian Sawyer: "Well, at least Metal's Starman wore off. That's good news for everyone else."
Wolfman turns to Metal this time... he swaps weapons again, this time back to the Beam Saber. He doesn't want to try Swords Dancing with a Hammer... speaking of which, guess what action 2 is!
Metal Man avoids all of that! *semi-teleporting speed* "Mahahahahahahaha!"
Wolfman decides not to bother pursuing Metal right now... he returns back to the center to reposition himself and gain +1 AC for this round.
Julian Sawyer: "And just in time for a Wolfman attack! Wolf tries a Hammer Dance, but Metal's too fast for him!"
Wolfman: *SWORDS dance.*
Metal Man (GM): *Items? Nothing Garrick returns. His turn, minus an action.*
Julian Sawyer: "Then he retreats back to his bubble. And Garrick's back again, no doubt furious over what happened"
Wolfman now gains a +1 morale bonus!
VG: *Can't seem to get the hazards working in this arena.*
Metal Man (GM): VG: The hazards are one... and a very deadly one.
Garrick Fy`aar draws his Einhammer as he bolts for his guns... his first of two actions is to blast Metal with an Implode, cutting HP in half!
Metal Man is hit!
Julian Sawyer: "And the crowd's are cheering! They seem to be divided between Metal and Wolf, but the majority are apparently Metalheads!"
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his Einhammer as he leaps for his guns...
Metal Man (GM): *1 action needed per gun.*
Garrick Fy`aar swipes the STAT...
Julian Sawyer: "Just time for Garrick to blow Metal inside out with an Implode attack, slicing his HP in half!"
Wolfman isn't insulted or ashamed that Metal is ahead in crowd support... he's been doing better.
Julian Sawyer: "And now he's going for his guns!"
VG: .oO(I better hope this arena can do the hazards on its own.)
Metal Man thinks... this is a crucial point.
Julian Sawyer: "He's re-armed himself, but he's out of moves."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... Ah." *He heals himself once with Crystal Purification... then gives Wolfman and Garrick respectively ice slashes.*
Garrick Fy`aar is able to dodge out of the way of that one...
Metal Man (GM): 20 damage per hit, depending upon if it hit or not. *Extra AC wears off.*
Wolfman gets the 31 unfortunately... slashed.
Metal Man (GM): *Boost the 31 to 33, and the 23 roll to 25 due to crowd support* Garrick: Are you hit by the 25?
Garrick Fy`aar still dodges.
Julian Sawyer: "And Metal heals himself, then lunges towards his opponents, attacking each with an Ice slash, only hitting Wolf, though, for 20 damage."
Wolfman feels that Metal is the worse of the two evils... but he goes for a slightly different tactic here. Good thing the Hammer is still equipped. continuing He quickly repositions himself so that the lineup is Wolf --> Metal --> Garrick --> Edge, then swings his Megaton Hammer in a sort of sideways motion so as to hopefully bowl Metal over Garrick!
Metal Man is knocked backwards towards Garrick... but does Garrick dodge the 27?
Garrick Fy`aar ducks under the flying Metal growling as he goes for his other gun for his first action next turn.
Metal Man (GM): Okay then... SPD check. *Garrick dodges as Metal is knocked behind him.*
Julian Sawyer: "If I had a hammer, I'd use it, and that's what Wolfman's doing now! He's lined himself up with Metal and Garrick, and tries the Domino Effect! Metal's hit by the hammer for 25 damage, and is sent flying over Garrick as Garrick quickly ducks! Metal has been knocked near the edge!"
Wolfman goes to Bubble Shield mode again.
Metal Man (GM): *Whoops Items.*
VG: *No pressing yet.*
Metal Man (GM): *An egg appears in the center of the arena.*
Wolfman is at the center.
Julian Sawyer: "As Wolf goes back to the bubble... I do declare it's Item Time!" *Throws in an Egg Displays these stats on the Main Screen.*
Wolfman is right by the egg if that matters.
Garrick Fy`aar swipes up his gun as he goes, firing a STAT attack first...
Metal Man (GM): *All miss, if it's at me.*
Wolfman won't be hurt if he's attacked either. He wonders if a stray shot does hit the egg though......
Metal Man (GM): *Stray shot hits egg Nonexplosive.*
Wolfman breathes a sigh of relief... what's the item?
Metal Man (GM): HOME RUN BAT
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick's back to his gunplay, firing three blasts from his STAT at Wolf. Those quakes appear to have messed him up though, and he misses each shot... BUT ONE HITS THE EGG! They're lucky it doesn't explode... Instead, it's a... HOME... RUN... BAAAAAAAAAAAT!"
Metal Man (GM): Who are those shots at?
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, this is certainly interesting... that Bat Julian put in will make things interesting)
Wolfman was the only one by the egg... the others are closer to one of the triangle's edges.
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick then unloads a machine gun barrage at Wolf with armor-piercing bullet, hitting him 6 times for 78 damage!"
Wolfman is recoiled a little farther away from the bat.
Metal Man ignores the bat... and fires a blue beam that effects Wolfman and Garrick.
Metal Man then attacks the dice instead. Errr...
Garrick Fy`aar dodges as well... maybe, considering the position... the attack at him goes for Wolf?
Julian Sawyer: "Those bullets knock Wolf back a bit, but he's still the closest too it. Metal, surprisingly ignoring the HMB, fires a Blue Beam at Garrick and Wolf, but missing both."
Metal Man fires a fireball at Garrick 50 fire damage, then (Blue beam hits two people simultaneously) he runs up to Garrick and tries to cape whip him.
Wolfman: .oO(This is definitely a strange fight...)
Metal Man (GM): *WHIP* *CONFUSE Garrick is confused until hit.*
Julian Sawyer: "Metal then fires a fireball at Garrick, hitting for 50 damage, and then runs at him with a Cape Sweep, seemingly hitting... But it looks like we have a dispute. Referee Toad is on the field for the ruling..."
Garrick Fy`aar gets out of the way... again... jeez, he's fast.
Julian Sawyer: "And the hit is reversed! Garrick moves out of the way!"
Metal Man: "Bloody fast... even for the stuff I got... oh well."
Wolfman picks up the bat... since he's practically 5 feet away from it, it shouldn't cost an action... but I'd think THROWING the bat hard at Metal could constitute an action! (roll?)
Julian Sawyer: "And Wolf picks up a bat... and throws it at Metal? What the hell does he think he's doing?"
Metal Man barely dodges that. "Thanks! Now it's in reach!"
Metal Man (GM): *Nope... it's right in Metal's reach now.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh, nice job Wolf!"
Julian Sawyer: "He just practically gave it to Metal! What's the deal here?!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Imagine Metal with that bat!"
Wolfman then uses his Howl Buster on JULIAN! 3 shots of pain!
Metal Man: "Yay! Bat! I crush everyone! Hmmmm... an Ice Swing..." *He watches the commentator booth get shot up.*
Julian Sawyer: "Well, all that matters is that... YAAAH!" *Ducks under the desk.*
Metal Man: "Yeah! Shoot the commentator! Not me!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, can we call the security here?) "Hmm..."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm just calling it as I see it, man! Don't get so worked up about it!"
VG: *No pressing; ducks He just stands dumbfounded for action 3...*
Metal Man (GM): *Nothing, buut...*
Digifanatic tries contacting Mewtwo to see if he can get some sort of controlled situation between Wolf and Julian...
Metal Man (GM): *Fan appears in the middle.*
Julian Sawyer: *Off mike* "Is it safe?" *Julian gets back in his chair, seeing a large hole in the glass where his head would have been...* "...Anyway... Item Time!" *Throws a fan in for their amusement.*
Metal Man (GM): And... no hazards... and... crowd support...
Wolfman is AGAIN at the middle... but he's still in a sense of shock for misaiming that.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf: 3 Metal: 16 Garrick: 10 People throw beer bottles at Wolf.
Wolfman: "I'm allowed a mental relapse you know!"
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT BEER BOTTLE SMASH.*
Wolfman gets boozed. He is now DRUNK and confused!
Metal Man (GM): 20 damage for the beer bottle to the head.
Metal Man: "That's right! Destroy him, crowd!"
Garrick Fy`aar stares up at the crowd.
Julian Sawyer: "And the crowd is apparently on my side, as one of them hits Wolf with a full beer bottle!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...uhhh... thanks!"
Wolfman: "I didn't mean... it... *Hiccup*"
Garrick Fy`aar goes to finish off Wolf...
Tetra: "Yeah! Take that!"
Julian Sawyer: "He's drunk off his -CENSORED-!"
Tetra picks up more bottles.
Wolfman gets the 26s... maybe.
Digifanatic puts off the Mewtwo contact...
Wolfman might be over the limit... but due to his center proximity... he'd most likely land just by the right-most triangle edge. He is NOT in his center position!
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick ties to follow up, firing on him, and hitting twice for 34 damage! Wolf's near the edge here..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *...jeez... all these stupid rules... He blasts Wolf AGAIN.*
Wolfman avoids the 31...but the others could still spell doom... He gets sent...
Julian Sawyer: "Obviously frustrated, Garrick hits him twice AGAIN! Wolf's over the edge!"
Digifanatic: .oO(I have become sooooooooooo delirious...)
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Julian Sawyer: "And into the pit! Wolf's down to 3 lives."
Garrick Fy`aar spins and unloads a series of machine gun rounds at Metal...
Metal Man: "Gah! I must remain with more lives than you!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit miss hit critmiss hit miss hit.
VG: *In Arena Box* "I know Wolfman didn't deliberately do that... I better help him!" *Hits DA BUTTON.*
Julian Sawyer: "But wait, there's more! Garrick machine gun barrages Metal again, hitting 6 times... but one of them's a critical miss! Metal might have a counter!"
Metal Man (GM): Only four hits... And....
Julian Sawyer: "Or not! Metal apparently dodged two!"
Metal Man (GM): Now a hologram of Denon is on the field!
Denon: "Mwahahahahaha! Prepare to die, Questers!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "What in the... oh, you're the LAST thing I need right now!"
Julian Sawyer: "And now one of the Quester Hunters, Denon, has appeared on the field! What's he gonna do?!"
Metal Man (GM): Denon fires five lasers at Garrick, to start. 15 damage per hit. Then he begins charging up some sort of attack...
Garrick Fy`aar gets BLASTED...
Metal Man: "...I knew I put too much realism... now we're gonna be haunted by him... I just hope somebody doesn't press the button again!"
Julian Sawyer: "And Denon attacks Garrick, blasting him with Lasers, and then he starts charging!"
Metal Man (GM): More items! Another Starman!
Metal Man: "This is wacked!"
Julian Sawyer: "And now... Items!" *Tosses in a starman* "It's anyone's game now!"
Metal Man ignores the starman; clearly, he's nuts. "Bah... who cares about a Starman... FLAMING DEATH!" *He hits Garrick with two more fireballs; 100% damage.*
Garrick Fy`aar: *DAHH!!!! NO!!*
Metal Man then attacks Denon. "Dieeeeee!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Denon is smacked out of charging by an axe!
Julian Sawyer: "Apparently I was RIGHT about Metal's mind snapping in two earlier, as he ignores the starman, and goes for Garrick with a Double Fire Axe, hitting him for 100 damage!"
Denon: "How dare you!"
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick's blasted out again, down to two lives!"
Metal Man's turn is over... a starman is wandering around the field... and it's Wolfman's turn. Denon is about to attack.
Wolfman arrives on the battle field... sober, and minus an action.
Julian Sawyer: "And Metal disrupts Denon's charging with an Axe Smash!"
Wolfman: *1 round invincibility. He picks up the Fan that no one bothered to get, and throws it towards GARRICK, NOT Julian! GARRICK!*
Garrick Fy`aar dodges...
Julian Sawyer: "And Wolf comes back to the field... and picks up the fan? He then throws it at Garrick... and not me!"
Wolfman didn't even get enough OOMPH to make the distance.
Julian Sawyer: "Lot of good that did, though. It didn't even get halfway there!"
Wolfman follows up with 3 Howl Buster shots.
Metal Man (GM): *Barely miss Garrick.*
Wolfman: *CRIT... for normal. 7%*
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. 1 crit, = 1 normal hit, = 7%
Wolfman: *Quietly* "Forgive me... I have lost my sanity again..."
Julian Sawyer: "However, Wolf follows this up with three blasts from his Howl Buster, and hits with one, dealing 7 damage!"
Wolfman: .oO(I forgot that my occasional Maverick bouts come in. Sounds like something I need to see Oak about... even though they can get a little fun.)
Metal Man (GM): *Denon does his attack...*
Denon: "Eat this, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): Denon slams his fist into the ground... a dark wave eats all of the items not picked up... then tries to hit everyone! SPD checks, everyone!
Metal Man is hit for 25% damage.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick barely dodges.
Wolfman doesn't have to worry; 1 round invincibility is still in effect.
Metal Man barely survives...
Metal Man (GM): *items!* Lip's stick on the left side of the arena, Bunny Hood on the right. Garrick's.
Julian Sawyer: "And then Denon attacks with a Dark Wave Fist, and a Dark Wave engulfs that Starman I tossed in, and Metal gets hit too... But let's replace it with MORE items!" *Tosses in a Lip's Stick and Bunny Hood* "Let's see how they handle them!"
Garrick Fy`aar runs to the RIGHT as he blasts Metal with machine gun shots...
Metal Man (GM): 12 possible hits become 7; Garrick is also open to another counter-attack.
Metal Man uses the last of his energy... to fire a Crystal Container at Garrick!
Metal Man (GM): *Insta-freeze* *5 damage.*
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick ignores the Lip's Stick as he runs to the right and peppers Metal with Machine Gun attacks, hitting 7 times... BUT FALLS INTO ANOTHER COUNTER! Metal attacks with a Crystal Container, freezing Garrick and dealing 5 damage..."
Metal Man is then killed after freezing Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Loses 3 rounds worth of action.
Julian Sawyer: "...Then is sent out of the arena retroactively again!"
Garrick Fy`aar: *Whoa whoa whoa!*
Metal Man (GM): *Denon -attempts- to punch Garrick as he falters on that last attack.*
Julian Sawyer: "And referee Toad is back on the field again to decide ANOTHER dispute between hits."
Metal Man (GM): *10% damage.*
Garrick Fy`aar gets out of the way on that one... He turns on Wolf and unleash another trio of shots for an instant 195 dmg.
Julian Sawyer: "But he's knocked out of the arena by a mis-aimed punch from Denon!"
Wolfman still has invincibility protection til his next turn; you just WASTED that!
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick now turns to Wolfman and attacks him... ONLY TO HAVE THE BULLETS STOPPED BY WOLF'S INVINCIBILITY!"
Metal Man then returns, minus an action... he retaliates with two fireballs! 100 fire damage!
Wolfman only has 2 lives left... great.
Julian Sawyer: "And now Metal returns to the field, attacking Garrick with a Double Fire Axe, dealing 100 damage."
Wolfman uses his first action to go to the RIGHT side of the arena for the Bunny Hood.
Julian Sawyer: "And now it's time for a stat check." *Displays on Main Screen* "And now Wolfman's back to action, racing towards the right side to grab the Bunny Hood."
Wolfman then uses his increased, traction-less speed to attempt a Wolf's Foot at Garrick's... well, body. (the speed of the bunny hood should let me do this)
Julian Sawyer: "And he's got it, moving around like he's on a newly waxed floor! He heads towards Garrick to try a Wolf's Foot, and connects with Garrick's midsection!"
Wolfman: *Hits Garrick for 32%, and some power... that "Could" send Garrick towards oblivion maybe Regardless of HP.*
Metal Man (GM): *Waiting on Garrick.*
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick... comes back to life after freezing for a second."
Garrick Fy`aar is hit... somehow...
Julian Sawyer: "He's knocked off the edge from the Wolf's Foot, but jumps back on! He's still got a chance!" *Off mike* "To win me 5,000 coins..."
Wolfman attempts a jumping "matter" attack think bounce quirk, only one shot to stop Garrick's attempt. He now has to recover himself... he double jumps himself back to the arena. He lands... and slides a little on landing; he's in between left edge and center. *Stupid tractionless hat.*
Metal Man (GM): End of round check!
Julian Sawyer: "But wait! Wolf's trying to pre-empt the jump and knock him back down... but it's unsuccessful! He's left himself out to dry as he tries to jump back, and he does!"
Metal Man (GM): Absolutely nothing except Denon's last attack happens!
Denon: "Yargh... I'll finish you all now!"
Archelago: "All systems online. All defenses activated."
Wolfman turns to the Denon... oh great; what's going to happen now?
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): ...About 1000 laser turrets pop out of the walls... The floor... The ceiling... Zio's cup of coffee... And even out of a bagel!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Uhhhhhhhhhhhh... Metal... how... realistic... are these lasers?"
Julian Sawyer: "And now Denon's trying his final attack... He's activated the ship's defenses... LOOK AT ALL THOSE LASER CANNONS! This does not bode well for our fighters!"
Metal Man: "...With precision accuracy... perfectly real."
Metal Man (GM): The entire arena, and everyone in it, is totally destroyed for 447 damage.
Julian Sawyer: "MY EYES!" *Shields his eyes from the bright light of doom.*
Metal Man: "Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *Huge Explosion.*
Julian Sawyer: *BADA-BOOM!*
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAAA--..." *Doesn't even get to really scream.*
Julian Sawyer: "DON'T LOOK INTO THE LIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!"
Metal Man (GM): *The arena does come back, as do the fighters... but not without some fires in the stands, and broken windows.*
Metal Man: "...Note to VG... do NOT press the shiny red button..."
Tetra pours water on the seat next to him, putting it out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll kill that Toad..."
Metal Man (GM): *New round; everybody has their invincible thing off, though.*
Julian Sawyer: "Is it safe to look?" *Uncovers his eyes* "...Well, the arena's a complete mess, and that explosion set some of the stands on fire! This can't be good for our attendance... That set everyone back one life, but hey, no one's got invincibility up!"
Garrick Fy`aar unloads a trio of instant damage at Metal, 195 dmg.
Metal Man is overkilled by the instant damage, thanks to three unlucky rolls.
Garrick Fy`aar turns and looks at Wolf...
Wolfman is at one life...
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick wastes no time trying to finish this match, blowing Metal out of the Arena again! I think that brings everyone down to one life!"
Metal Man reappears... and gives Garrick some damage of his own! Though he's not kidding... he uses the Star Board to supercharge one fireball, then flings another at Garrick... 200 fire damage!
Garrick Fy`aar spins the M150 up and unloads a series of machine gun rounds for his last two turns...
Julian Sawyer: "It's a clear field, people! Anyone could win... but with that look Garrick's giving Wolf, I think it's gonna be down to two very shortly..."
Garrick Fy`aar: *please let that end him...*
Wolfman is STILL alive.
Metal Man careens into Garrick for 200 damage... instant.
Julian Sawyer: "And Garrick nearly destroys Wolfman with his Machine Gun Barrage..."
Metal Man (GM): *Huge inferno.*
Julian Sawyer: *KER-'SPLOSION!* "NOT AGAIN!" *Shields his eyes.*
Metal Man: "MY INSTANT HIT ATTACK IS BETTER THAN YOURS!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Nope... *death.*
Julian Sawyer: *Opens his eyes* "...And Garrick's gone! Along with 2,500 of my coins!"
Metal Man (GM): *Ker-splode.*
Julian Sawyer: "I'll have to get him for that later... But back to the fight!"
Metal Man gains 5 Crowd Points for causing several betters to have favorable bets!
Metal Man (GM): Metal: 18 Wolfman: 14
Wolfman reflects on what has happened this match...
Julian Sawyer: "The crowd is going crazy after that, because Metal apparently just helped them pay off several outstanding loans!"
Metal Man: "All right Wolfman... just me and you. No more instant death machineguns."
Digifanatic: .oO(He will not be in a good mind to get me back my book...)
Wolfman is actually torn as to whether or not to throw the match to Metal right now due to all that's happened... should I INT this?
Julian Sawyer: "And then there were two, as Wolfman and Metal square off, Prez vs. Prez, Armor Vs. Armor, Reploid vs... Whatever the hell Metal is!"
Metal Man (GM): You believe the best idea is to run away screaming. Screaming while dropping all your items and saying 'All hail Metal!'
Wolfman: "...not this time."
Metal Man: "Not what???"
Julian Sawyer: "Can Wolfman finish off Metal? Let's find out..."
Wolfman: "You had more honor on this fight... I had a mental lapse. You deserve the win... another time, we'll settle this. I... surrender."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Wolfman kneels on the ground as if to prove his point.
Crowd: *Collective GASP.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh HELL no!"
Julian Sawyer: "WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!"
Metal Man: "Yay! I actually win for the second time in my career!"
Garrick Fy`aar appears in the box next to Julian, smoking.
Julian Sawyer: "Wolfman's... SURRENDERING?!"
Tetra isn't part of the collective gasp.
Julian Sawyer: "This is an outrage!"
Garrick Fy`aar snags the mike away from Julian.
Wolfman: .oO(...the conscience must be cleaned first.)
Julian Sawyer: "Hey!"
Tetra throws another beer bottle at Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): The red button looks very fun to press.
Garrick Fy`aar: "You listen to me and you listen to me good, Wolfman! You are going to FIGHT this fight to the end!"
Metal Man (GM): The beer bottle is dropped onto Tetra's foot.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Or so help me god... I will come down there and FEED YOU MY FIST!"
Wolfman: .oO(So much has happened... if I'm going to fight, I'd rather it be done the right way.)
Tetra: "Stupid slippery bottle..."
Metal Man: "Wolfman... I can see that you want to face me alone in another battle."
Wolfman: "Not exactly alone."
Metal Man: "If anyone attacks, I shall protect you."
Julian Sawyer: "Get me 2,500 coins while you're at it!"
Wolfman: "More... when I get my self fixed. But thank you."
Garrick Fy`aar slaps Julian in the back of the head.
Julian Sawyer: "OW!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Damn it, FIGHT this fight, Wolf!"
Julian Sawyer: *Rubs the back of his head.*
Metal Man: "Now then... I believe this is time to try out my new weapons." *He levels up to Level 20! He gains... Armor mode!*
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Please don't storm the booth... or blow it to pieces...)
Metal Man: "All right Garrick, it's time you learned not to cheat!" *He is covered in armor... fully healed... and flies up to the booth!*
Wolfman just watches all that's going on... as does the crowd.
VG: *Also watches.*
Julian Sawyer: *Hides under the desk. Gets a good view, though.*
Metal Man: "Wolfman surrendered... it is his choice, not yours."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh man...)
Metal Man: "Either get away from that podium or I'll blast it to smithereens."
Garrick Fy`aar glares at Metal.
Metal Man aims... the Marble bazooka and the DVD launcher.
Julian Sawyer: "I'm still here, you know."
Metal Man: "Julian: Please move to booth 2A. I don't have any squabbles with you."
Julian Sawyer: "There's another booth? I didn't know that..." *Heads for the door to Booth 2A then...*
VG: *Sets Arena on auto-turn off, then leaps out, grabbing his hat parachute style. He does NOT want to be in this.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Yup! It's another booth... dusty, though.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you are going to blast me to kingdom come... just because I don't want my loss to be in vain... oh, nice logic..."
Metal Man: "Nah... mainly because I don't want the audience to destroy the Stadium."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm gonna have to clean this place out if Metal blows up the other one..."
Metal Man: "Nor do I want to have to destroy parts of the audience."
Julian Sawyer: *Dusts around for the mike, then turns it on.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Open your eyes, Metal!"
Metal Man: "I didn't tell Wolfman to surrender. What am I supposed to do? Protest it by killing myself?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "And think about what exactly this match is about. It's about getting better, improving. We have to defeat Kuja in the end, and every bit of practice helps."
Metal Man: "We are not gladiators, Garrick. These battles are not to the death."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm back, ladies and gentlemen! It appears an argument has broken out between tonight's Winner, Metal, and the man who finished 3rd-" *Mumbles* "And lost me 2,500 coins... -Garrick, and I just home they won't blow up the main booth... This one is dusty." *Sneezes.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "But if WE don't fight, we WILL die!"
Metal Man (GM): *Note; Metal & Garrick's conversation is over the mic.*
Metal Man: "Well, then go challenge me to a battle again, then. Or Wolfman."
Julian Sawyer: .oO(I wonder if I'm getting paid for this...)
Metal Man: "This battle is over. See? Some... of the less angry people are leaving. The arena is off, and the fires are gone. It's neat to have my armor mode back, though."
Wolfman is still on the turned off arena... it's just now a floating platform.
Garrick Fy`aar sighs, glancing away.
Wolfman: .oO(...I've nearly broken a vow... I almost destroyed a part of something I meant to protect.)
Digifanatic: .oO(This'll make an interesting sports article in the newspapers tomorrow...)
Wolfman wonders if he did earn anything... despite his issues in this fight.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman gained 1000 EXP.
Tetra talks to himself as he leaves the arena. "I can't believe that Wolf... and to think I used to respect him..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick gained 800 EXP.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...fine. Fine." *He doesn't gain anything.*
Metal Man: "Thank you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but..." *He walks a few steps closer* "...don't you DARE threaten me again..."
Metal Man: "Of course not!"
Garrick Fy`aar grunts in response... the sighs and turns on his heel, walking away... no one even understood...
Metal Man (GM): *And the few spectators would probably leave, seeing that Garrick isn't going to protest this to the death.*
Wolfman will eventually make his way to R&D to continue making a new item... after just about everyone leaves.
Julian Sawyer: "...And that's apparently that, fans! Metal victorious, Wolf's surrenderance, and Garrick's just plain pissed! That's it for me, though! This is your SSQ commentator, Julian Sawyer, signing off!" *Shuts off the mike* "...That was an experience..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Julian?" *He looks into the other booth...*
Wolfman: *Julian: 2000 coins from Lakitu's treasury go to you.*
Julian Sawyer: *Exits the booth and apparently passes Garrick* "Yeah?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "You complain that I lost you money again, and I'll do the same to you that I'll do to Kuja." *He brushes past him, holstering the M150. A muttered word brings his clothes back onto him as he walks straight to the cafe to get a bottle of water. He still looks pissed as hell...*
Digifanatic's mind is just full of craziness right now, but quite realizing of the situation. He shuts off his television for now, and hopes that this chaos in the booth ill subside.
Julian Sawyer: "...Right..." *Heads for the kitchen... he needs a sandwich...*
Digifanatic: "Yessir... makes good news reports..."
Garrick Fy`aar walks into the Smasher cafe, grabbing a bottle of water and sitting at a lone table, his anger melting off into depression.
Metal Man is currently wandering around, harassed and chased by various people with cameras until he wanders deeper into the HQ.
Wolfman now makes his way to R&D... through teleportation. This way, no one can follow him.
Digifanatic decides to hold off the reclaiming of his Gravity Spellbook for now. .oO(I give Garrick a demand, I'm in deep...)
Wolfman: *Aribar: If you are there, you have new mail.*
Garrick Fy`aar drinks his water... he glances around the cafe to see who's around.
Metal Man (GM): It's dead-empty.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh... of course... out 'saving the world'...right..."
Metal Man (GM): The fight attracted everyone; especially that part where an explosion set the stadium on fire.
Garrick Fy`aar sits alone in the large cafe... drinking his water in silence... he wished he had some company of someone who DIDN'T piss him off...
Julian Sawyer: *Enters the kitchen, and starts singing The Sandwich song as he makes a sandwich.*
Garrick Fy`aar calls out with his mind... wondering at all if Ganondorf is still linked to his head...
Metal Man (GM): Strange things happen.
Julian Sawyer: "I've got bread, I've got cheese... I've got a sandwich with no mold..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The ghost of Denon appears in the cafeteria.
Denon: "WoooOOOoooOOOO!!!!! What doooo you want from meeeee???"
Tetra steals Julian's sandwich while he's not looking.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, shut up."
Denon: "Well... uhhh... I can do things for you, you know."
Julian Sawyer: *Hasn't MADE the sandwich yet.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Of course you can." *He sounds bored.*
Denon: "Of course, they utilize the anger and stuff you have."
Julian Sawyer: *Kicks Tetra out anyway. Threatens with eye-liner flamethrower.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "And I turn dark and lose my soul in exchange, right?"
Tetra falls backward, accidentally knocking all of the sandwich pieces onto the ground.
Denon: "It's up to you. I can go right back and haunt people in the X-zone if..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And then, in the end, you turn out to be good and give up the thing to another person without any side effects."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Denon: "Whaaaat? You must be confused. That's... my brother... Wa-Denon. Yeah."
Julian Sawyer: "Out. Now."
Tetra: "I'm hungry."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Actually, that was that was another ghost."
Denon: "...Close enough."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Offered me a gun... probably with the cost of my soul... and then gave it to Locos Docos without any side effects on him."
Denon: "I'm not Phantom. Phantom has no class."
Julian Sawyer: "Wait until I'm done then!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "And you do?"
Denon: "He always leaves drink rings on the table in the lounge of he---- heaven, right!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...anger, huh?"
Denon: "The only side-effect is a short temper. Which boosts the secret, latent power!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "And that is?"
Denon: *Looks around* "...The ability to summon the sword of Darkness!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar: *Denon finds a M150 pushing his ghostly nose down*
Denon: "How is that gun gonna hurt me?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...get. Out."
Metal Man (GM): Denon waves his hands through it.
Julian Sawyer: *After kicking Tetra out of the kitchen AND locking the door, Julian goes back to singing and sandwich making.*
Denon: "Ahhh... all the anger needed..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I want nothing to do with the Sword of Darkness. It screwed up Ari's life."
Denon: "A shame, you know. That gun is a pea-shooter in comparison to the sword. Cheerio."
Julian Sawyer: "I've got bread, I've got cheese... I've got a sandwich with no mold..."
Metal Man (GM): Denon fades into the ground.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...DAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Kirby grabs Julian's sandwich!
Garrick Fy`aar slams his gun into the tabletop, putting a hole in it...
Metal Man (GM): Kirby then starts running off with it.
Julian Sawyer: "I've got mayon-... GET BACK HERE! I NEED THAT!" *Chases after him... her?*
Garrick Fy`aar sends his gun away, into his NSS, then walks to the warp room, warping instantly to Nova's.
Tetra finds a way into the kitchen and makes a sandwich using the last of the mayonnaise while Julian is chasing Kirby.
Metal Man (GM): You run... and then wind up in R&R. Kirby trips over the sleeping Gibby, dropping the unharmed sandwich.
Julian Sawyer: *Dives and catches it before it hits the ground* "HAH!"
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up and dusts himself off* "I'm the greatest."
Metal Man (GM): Kirby begins crying a waterfall of tears onto the carpet.
Tetra walks into R&R and eats the sandwich he made.
Mack: "Gah! The carpet!"
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Is outta there.*
Mack: "I bought it from Cashistan!"
Julian Sawyer: *Like, WHOOSH!, he's gone.*
Metal Man (GM): You run out... and nobody knows what becomes of the rug, Mack, and Kirby.
Tetra hands Kirby a tiny bite of his sandwich.
Metal Man (GM): Kirby eats it... then eats the rest of your sandwich!
Metal Man (GM): Then Mack hits Kirby with a broom.
Mack: "You ruined the carpet!"
Metal Man (GM): Kirby begins running, chased by Mack.
Julian Sawyer: *Is walking in the hallway they're running in, about to take a bite of his sandwich...*
Metal Man (GM): ...Kirby runs by... Mack does as well... leaving an unharmed sandwich.
Tetra looks for a phone to order a pizza.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): ...There's a phone in Oak's laboratory...
Julian Sawyer: *Follows them, wanting to see how this turns out.*
Metal Man (GM): Kirby and Mack are now chasing each other around the arena.
Tetra goes to Oak's laboratory. He knocks on the door.
Garrick Fy`aar appears in Nova's place "...hey Nova... everything good?"
Nova: "All systems are normal."
Professor Oak: "You may come in."
Julian Sawyer: *Takes a seat in a conveniently placed chair, eating his sandwich as they repeatedly run past.*
Tetra walks in. "Can I use your phone?"
Julian Sawyer: *Cue zany British chase music.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Nova, have you gone over the notes from that doctor on the transportation cycle to get my time in Earth?"
Nova: "No... mainly because outside attacks eat up most of my cycles."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...right... well... whenever you get a moment... do that..." *He still looks down, depressed, and slightly angry...*
Tetra pokes Oak. "Phone?"
Aribar is just coming out of his room and heading to the mail room... He just got a message on his dex about him getting some mail.
Wolfman: Aribar, I found this during my rescue mission. If I remember correctly, you have issues with Doopliss the most. So, I'm sending you his diary. I haven't read it yet... nor could I. You need to find some ultraviolet light to read it. Take things easy, Wolfman.
Aribar hrms, reading the note and picking up the package. He starts back towards his room. "SIMBER? Could you send some sort of... Uhh... Ultraviolent light to my room? Errr... Ultra violet light I mean."
Metal Man (GM): *Aribar's room is completely lit up in black lights* Do you open the diary?
Aribar: "...I guess this is light... Weird light, but still..." *The elf goes to his desk and reaches to open the cover, but stops...* "SIMBER, can you scan this for traps? Especially fire traps and exploding runes..."
SIMBER: "...Scanning... ...It sends those who open it into the X-zone... if they aren't Doopliss. ...This trap was installed using Lunarian Technology."
Aribar: .oO(THAT was close...) "Can you neutralize that?"
SIMBER: "Not without the passcode from Charles L. Magellean."
Aribar: "...I think I've a better chance of winning the lottery than getting the passcode. ...Can you set a warp up so I could get out of the X-Zone after the trap is triggered?"
SIMBER: "It is also neutralized once it has been used on a person. No... the X-zone cannot be... mapped."
Aribar: "...Do you think Doopliss would want his diary back?"
Aribar: "...Excellent." *He walks over and puts the diary on his bookself.* "Hrm..."
Smash Dex: "Aribar, you have one new email."
Aribar: "Eh? Display it, Dex."
Metal Man (GM): It is displayed... 'Hello Aribar. This is Valhalla's computer. I have discovered an anomaly linked to Doopliss. Please come immediately.' There's even a 'Warp immediately' link on the email. *WARP* You appear... in a strange, empty room. It's wide, but mostly blank... besides some cracked walls and stuff. You see Doopliss putting together a statue of something.
Doopliss: (Mumbling) "Gotta put the statue together... gotta hurry... must not be discovered..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a bunch of small rock pieces that Doopliss is assembling. There's a single door out of the room... and it's behind Doopliss.
Aribar casts Illusion over himself to make himself appear as a large rock then slowly moves over to peer over Doopliss's shoulder.
Metal Man (GM): You move closer, to the distracted Doopliss. You see... parts of a humanoid statue. Feet... legs... he's currently building up the legs.
Doopliss: "Hmmm... what! Where did that rock come from?"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss looks at you, both worried and confused.
Aribar stands still...
Doopliss: "It better not be Kuja... I'd be in SO much trouble if he knew what I was doing."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss continues building the statue. It looks... familiar. INT check.
Aribar: *... Lucky! If possible.*
Metal Man (GM): ...It's Bowser! It has to be! ...Nope... it's Lynk. And if he's reassembled... then he can be revived.
Aribar attempts to sneak his hand over and steal a piece he hasn't assembled yet.
Doopliss: "...Somebody is here!" *He swipes the piece away before you can grab it* "Reveal yourself! Or... I'll send Eggman after you!"
Aribar: "Sorry... I am... Uhh... An animated rock that likes collecting other rocks."
Doopliss: "Well... I'm currently busy here... if you could just leave this room, I'd be glad to give you all the rocks you wanted."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is continuing his work... it's up to Lynk's belly...
Aribar: "...I want one of those rocks, though."
Doopliss: "Well, too bad. These rocks are mine! And if you try to steal one again, you'll regret it!"
Aribar: "Okay. ...Look! A diversion! ..."
Doopliss: "Sorry... this is too important right now. Even if Kuja was here, every last second counts!"
Aribar: "...You mean that guy over in the corner?"
Metal Man (GM): It's up to Lynk's neck...
Doopliss: "I don't care. I must finish this statue!"
Aribar: *The elf tries to zap and stun Doopliss. Last lucky.*
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is stunned. The statue has half a head.
Aribar attempts to take a piece not yet on and Magic Teleport into the next room.
Doopliss: "Gah... don't... it's... to stop Kuja!"
Aribar: "I won't let you revive this fool again!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: The piece resists; you can't seem to move it more than 1 foot from the statue.
Doopliss: "You were the fool who killed him in the first place! I must overthrow Kuja... as I did to Smithy and Magellean!"
Aribar: "...You want to know what we're trying to do? Stop Kuja. You can't do it alone."
Doopliss: "Well, it'd help if you let me complete this statue. Otherwise, yes, I am alone. I usually rely on you guys to soften him up while I cause insurrection. Why... Eggman is just about to sneak attack Eisnaught... now."
Metal Man (GM): A screen appears... impossible! A gigantic battleship emerging from the desert and opening fire on Eisnaught!
Aribar: "...The last time Lynk was alive he claimed we... Were... The fake... Questers..." *The elf looks at the screen.*
Doopliss: "Combined with all the bombs that go off now..."
Metal Man (GM): The new enemy buildings in Eisnaught simultaneously explode.
Doopliss: "...And the attack by Ivan..."
Metal Man (GM): True enough, Ivan's forces fly in to assist.
Doopliss: "Kuja can't hold the city for long. A shame that it's always the pretty ones who I have to destroy."
Aribar squints his eyes and looks at the screen... He tries to see if there is anything weird about it.
Doopliss: "Shadow Queen... Smithy... Magellean... and now Kuja."
Metal Man (GM): It's 100% real! ...And Doopliss completes the statue while you're not looking.
Doopliss: "The final piece in the puzzle! Valhalla is MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire place begins shaking.
Aribar looks back. "You do reali---Hey!"
Metal Man (GM): Lynk begins to become real again... and the entire ship appears to be... preparing for liftoff???
Doopliss: "Poor Kuja. He didn't know that he had a traitor in his midst."
Aribar backs up and unsheaths Moonlight.
Doopliss: "With the newly rechristened Black Sun, I shall destroy his empire!"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss extends his arms out... an unholy aura around him.
Aribar: "And then what? Will you go after the Questers?"
Doopliss: "Oh no... you're far too good to go after! No... rather... you are my best allies yet. Nothing can surpass your might! Computer. Complete LIFTOFF!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire area has a large *THUNK* Noise... and out the windows, you can see that the Black Sun is in the air. It's an amalgamated Valhalla and Zio's castle... An X-zone force field protects it...
Doopliss: "Now then, Aribar. Are you going to abandon the fight against Kuja? Clearly we can settle our own dispute after we have apprehended that worthless mage."
Aribar: "...I think you overestimate your power."
Doopliss: "Who said I was going to destroy Kuja?"
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss laughs.
Doopliss: "...You are!"
Aribar backs up... "You aren't going to take my form again... Are you?"
Doopliss: "I'm merely helping... yes... and when the time is right... you will save the day! Your form? No... why would I need that? Oh, yes. Do you want to be dropped off, back at your base?"
Aribar: "In a bit, but I've a question..."
Doopliss: "After all, this battle is not intended to be the final one. Ask me, then."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss's aura fades a bit... but he still seems... treacherous.
Aribar: "I can barely be your equal in battle. How do you expect me to launch the final strike against Kuja?"
Doopliss: "All of you Questers will find a way. And I will be taking care of anything else that gets in the way. I may yet help you personally in the battle against Kuja... but that is far off, as of now. Even my massive ambush cannot corner Kuja."
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss points to an almost equal amount of ships coming from the city; including a huge, technological monstrosity: A floating... castle?
Doopliss: "This will only keep him from attacking you... as you gather the weapon to destroy Kuja."
Aribar: "Okay then... I think I should get back to the Stadium before the battle starts."
Doopliss: *Nods* "Gather all of the magitek orbs... and I promise you, Kuja will be defeatable."
Metal Man (GM): The huge, black, angular + shaped ship flies over HQ... and stops. Every Quester would probably notice the 5-mile long and 1-mile high ship... that blocks out the sun. Aribar: A blue circle appears on the floor, next to you.
Doopliss: "Just step on that, and you'll be beamed back to the ground. I shall fight Kuja's forces."
Aribar: "Okay... Until we meet again... Oh, and just for some insurance."
Aribar: "Don't pull that traitor act on us if you want a certain book returned to you." *The elf steps through the portal quickly.*
Julian Sawyer: *Was outside the Stadium, walking around the grounds when this happened.*
Metal Man (GM): You step into the portal... and you begin floating down, inside a blue beam... like an alien beam-up thing in reverse.
Julian Sawyer: *Just a walking along... When the sun disappears? Julian looks up.*
Metal Man (GM): You land gently on the ground...
Julian Sawyer: "What the hell is that?"
Metal Man (GM): Then the ship takes off, causing a ton of wind.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches his hat before it can fly off, and shields his face.*
Metal Man (GM): It's now heading towards Eisnaught... shooting a ton of blue lasers at various Axiom of Balance ships.
Aribar watches it take off and begins to head into the stadium.
Julian Sawyer: "Aribar, were you on that?"
Metal Man (GM): You can see several massive blue plasma thrusters on the rear of the gigantic ship.
Julian Sawyer: "...Ari?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Whatever, man..." *starts heading inside as well* .oO(...Mewtwo should probably know about this, if he already doesn't...) *heads for the Big Room.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is there... with a television screen.
TV: "A miraculous counter-attack has been sprung against Axiom of Balance-held Eisnaught. Even Eggman joined in... claiming that he couldn't conquer Nintendus as long as Kuja lived."
Julian Sawyer: "...I guess you already know what I was going to tell you, then."
TV: "As well as a mysterious, silent black ship... the Black Sun."
Mewtwo: "I read your mind, anyway. As well as Aribar's. That is why I'm in charge of these things... Thank you for your concern."
Julian Sawyer: "So are we going to do anything about this?"
Mewtwo: "I'm afraid there's nothing we can do. We are not made for mass-military strikes."
Aribar follows Julian to the Big Room. "Sorry, I was a bit dazed out..."
Mewtwo: "While the Questers can shred a small group of enemies... in a battlefield, the numbers would mean death. Especially since you'd make such nice targets."
Aribar: "The Black Sun is Doopliss's ship. He considers us allies to an extent... He organized that strike I believe."
Mewtwo: "...Interesting... Doopliss has been our ally all this time. He is responsible for defeating the Shadow Queen... Smithy... Magellean... and is working hard to defeat Kuja."
Aribar: "It used to be Valhalla, but now is some abomination of that and Zio's Castle... And I wouldn't trust Doopliss."
Mewtwo: "He will leave us alone as long as we don't try to establish another empire."
Julian Sawyer: "Have we ever tried?"
Mewtwo: "From what your mind says, he has faith in us, and merely follows along... anything he does that is contrary is against his own will."
Aribar: "Hrm... Mewtwo, where would be the most knowledgeable place on Nintendus? I want to learn about the various regions..."
Mewtwo: "No, Julian."
Aribar: .oO(I want to have the advantage when Doopliss and I meet on the field of battle...)
Mewtwo: "Our library is the best, so-far. Eisnaught's library is in enemy hands."
Aribar: "Okay." *He starts towards the library to study.*
Julian Sawyer: "I should probably go read up on this too, in case I need to know anything..." *Heads for the library as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile...
Charles Magellean discusses with Ricky about a various superficial topic.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Sir... there's something you might be interested in..."
Charles Magellean: "Go on..."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Eheh... Valhalla has risen from the grave."
Metal Man (GM): Screens come on... showing a bizarre ship. It looks like a sideways, flying Valhalla... with some black paint, and what looks like a converted part of Zio's castle, making it a + symbol.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It has been rechristened... the Black Sun... and is being sent to attack Kuja. I don't know who or what is responsible for it."
Metal Man (GM): ...What would stand out the most is the 'Magellean Empire' is imposed on it... the old flags as well.
Charles Magellean: "Your point, Bob."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Your old stuff is back... and controlling itself!"
Charles Magellean: "Is a relic of power on this... Black Sun?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...I never thought of that..."
Metal Man (GM): Bob, Lord of Electric Death frantically types.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Oh... oh no... ...this is very bad... Remember that... uhh... Solarian Temple?"
Charles Magellean: "Aye?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "This is what was used to... seal it and destroy all of the Solarians. ...And it is, coincidentally... Valhalla's reactor. The power in it is off the charts! It's able to move that 5-mile monstrosity at 700 miles per hour! Judging from the... s-s-size of it... It could obliterate a city in less than 3 days."
Charles Magellean: "I love big things. But... the reactor?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It's not too gigantic. It can be put in one place and then accessed remotely. The main concern, though, is that it contains the technology needed to come right here, if whatever controlled it knew. Luckily, not even you knew that, so... we just need to find out who built that thing on top of it."
Ricky: "...Wait... ...It had to be Doopliss."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Whaat?"
Ricky: "He was the only survivor of the crash. And also... the only other being who knows how to pilot and control such a ship. He's got no crew, though. Machines... Of course, it's up to you, Charles. We don't know what allegiance this thing is, nor do we know why Doopliss has it."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It could be a trap from Kuja."
Charles Magellean: "He's not misusing it, so the rule of non-interference is in effect."
Ricky: "Very well. You'll be happy to know that... it's being used to save Eisnaught."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "A wise action. After all, I still think it's a trap... such an unmanned and powerful ship is quite some bait."
Ricky: "Now then. We've been getting deeper into the ground on this moon... about where is the area we're trying to dig up?"
Charles Magellean: "You're the ones digging for no reason, remember? I've told you day in and day out..."
Ricky: "But... the caves... I'd think there would be something beneath them."
Charles Magellean: "Try as you might."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "All systems are at full operation. Though that blasted armor... it's all but destroyed. I also detected a strange link between it and something else... another relic. At the Quester... headquarters!"
Charles Magellean: "NOW we're talkin'."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Some Quester or something has a relic related to this armor. I'm not sure... you'd have to go take a look."
Charles Magellean gets up from his seat. He picks up his briefcase from the chair that sits to his right. Okay, then Bob. Open the gate!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Warp gate activated."
Metal Man (GM): A green warp gate opens.
Charles Magellean unholsters his left minigun. "What object will I be looking for this time?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "This."
Metal Man (GM): On the screen... you see the Star Board.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "It is an integral component."
Charles Magellean: "! Are you kidding?!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Me? No. This... is what is used to unlock the true capabilities of the suit."
Charles Magellean: "...Then get it I will. He boldly walks into the portal." *He boldly walks into the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You appear in R&R of Quester HQ. The TV would be playing a replay of the match between Garrick, me, and Wolf. In which Metal used the Star Board. His room would be, of course, with the other Quester rooms, off down a corridor to the right. *Plays zany music as Kuja chases Doopliss around the pause screen.*
Aribar looks up information on the Magnetic Wastelands... Particularly where lightning storms are the worst. He also tries to find information on the Dry Dry Desert / Gerudo Desert to find a plateau with a lot of visibility. The elf searches up information on what is needed to survive in Death Mountain and the South Pole Snowlands.
Metal Man (GM): Magnetic wastelands, eh? Magnetic Wasteland is, by far, the most strange land. The first book you read on it seems rather... mysterious. It says the following. 'The Magnetic Wastelands are rumored to be a physical manifestation of the X-zone's power. These lands are without magnetic guidance; the fields bend and twist in ways that defy physics. All but a few machines are disabled in this land. A coarse purple sand, some bent trees, and a mysterious facility (With a note that says 'Nova's headquarters') is all that can be found here. Lightning storms surround Nova's facility, acting as a protective barrier... but there is always lightning in this land. Just that sometimes, it goes up, instead of down.' Then... the desert land. 'This area is very arid and dry. Sand and dust flies everywhere. Only a few, sparse settlements on the rim exist. The highest point is on a plateau that has only been seen once. The dead man's table. It is nearly impossible to reach; winds twist about it, and the rock is treacherous.' Then... the survival info. 'To survive in Death Mountain, one needs climbing equipment, food and water, a medkit, and preferably a radio. Short hikes are suggested, rather than long ones. Avoid the crater if you can; it erupts a lot.' And finally... the South Pole Snowlands. 'This snowy and desolate area requires heated water containers and specially packed food. The biggest asset here is a heating device... and a communication device. A vehicle is suggested. This area is empty and abandoned, it seems. Much of Nintendus is abandoned in this fashion.'
Aribar: "Hrm..." .oO(The time when I'll face Doopliss is both far away and near... He shall have the advantage in power, but I'll have the advantage of location...)
Metal Man (GM): That's about all the info you can find.
Aribar puts all of the books away and starts towards his room. This is as far as he'll plan right now. In the near future he'll have to travel to the location of where he wants to fight Doopliss and make it suitable for combat.
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You're at Quester HQ now. The Quester rooms are off to the right, as you would remember.
Charles Magellean rolls his head. Quester territory... how he would just wish it didn't have to be this way. "Bob, which room would the Star Board most likely be in?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Metal's, of course."
Charles Magellean walks down the hallway, slightly wary of other Questers that might come to interfere with Charles's attempt at taking the Star Board, with briefcase in right and gun in left. He knocks on the door Quester Metal's door. Just him, Metal, and the star board. No elf, gunslinger, reploid, or newer person to become involved.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Metal Man: "Come in... It is nice to see you, sir Magellean."
Charles Magellean: "...Metal, may I have a word with you?"
Metal Man: "I'm right here."
Charles Magellean enters Illian's room.
Metal Man hums some unknown anthem to himself.
Charles Magellean: "Allow me to be blunt. Your Star Board is part of a Relic of Power."
Metal Man: "Ooooh. Nice to know. Not very many 'Star' objects are normal, anyway."
Charles Magellean: "Tell me, how attached are you to the board that used to be Star Steel's?"
Metal Man: "Well, it has a way of sticking to me. Especially since my new suit integrates with it."
Charles Magellean: "This is a problem. You mind if I summon Bob to come down here?"
Metal Man: "You mean this?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Hello again, Charles."
Metal Man: "He's still here, and synchronized with your copy."
Charles Magellean: "Yes, that one." *He puts his hands to the back of his head, then puts them down a moment later.*
Metal Man: "It appears you have a problem, then... one which you don't seem to be telling me about?" *He gets a sort of grin on his face... almost a mocking one.*
Charles Magellean: "On the contrary. Bob had told me that a relic of power that we recently had taken from Lachronikus, although it repaired, is not fully powered."
Metal Man: "Lachronikus... that's all you need to say. Do you wonder why... Lachronikus and I both have suits? And... perhaps... why there is one Star Board?"
Charles Magellean: "I can only guess."
Metal Man: "It is very simple. I have been to various alternate realities. You see, in the realm Lachronikus existed... Star Steel did not."
Charles Magellean: "Which reminds me. He died at yours and my hands in another dimension. Ironic in a way."
Metal Man: "Without him, there was no Star Board... but! Lachronikus's suit, being parallel to my own, still had stuff for it. Alternate dimensions can be so cruel... but unfortunately, I cannot just give you the board. I cannot tell you why."
Charles Magellean: "Since it integrates with your own, I can also see another reason why you would not part with it."
Metal Man: "Oh, yes. Perhaps I should demonstrate."
Charles Magellean: "It is not necessary." *He puts his hand up.*
Metal Man: "It is not? Oh well."
Charles Magellean: "Although I am a relic hunter, I won't steal it from you. Perhaps you know of where another Bowser Necklace may be?"
Metal Man: "Nice to know..." .oO(Darn... I wanted to show off my AK-47...) "A Bowser necklace? Hmmm."
Charles Magellean: "Or a fragment of one of them. The one with Doopliss has already been taken."
Metal Man: "I saw one on the Thirteen Gentlemen's satellite. But that thing... it is far, far away."
Charles Magellean: "Whatever it takes, I will round up the relics, for it is my alternative to not being a Quester."
Metal Man: "Bowser had five of them on Valhalla... perhaps you should look around where it crashed, too? Or on the so-called Black Sun... though Doopliss might want one for himself."
Charles Magellean: "With the Dark Sun at the command of Doopliss, I would not stand a chance, despite three relics of power."
Metal Man: "And it would not be worth it to attack him in while he is distracting Kuja."
Charles Magellean: "Ditto. The abstaining from involvement in direct occupations of this planet is what I plan to do other than the extraction of the weapons and accessories of great power. If you know of where other relics might be, please don't hesitate to tell me."
Metal Man: "Good luck... although part of me would have preferred a friendly duel, it will be reserved for an issue out in the desert... Well... there is one thing you should know. Shadow is distributing the chaos emeralds equally, in order to keep the world balanced. He might give you one if you are someone he feels would balance the world by having one."
Charles Magellean: "Then there would only be six on this world. Is that balance?"
Metal Man: "I don't know... you'd have to ask him. Perhaps he may think that this world needs less chaos. It would also probably prevent the extreme destruction caused by the use of all seven."
Charles Magellean: "Very well. Perhaps one would be enough. One will be."
Metal Man: "Good luck... now... if you excuse me, I have to get things together in the Big Room." *He walks off... with both Star Board and his equipment.*
Charles Magellean: "...I know of a friend who could take me to the QH satellite... Bob, a warp please. ...Several moments from now."
Garrick Fy`aar is currently wandering the halls... and spots Locos...
Charles Magellean walks out of the captain's room.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hey Magellean. Haven't seen you around here in quite some time..."
Charles Magellean: "I try to not be here. You want something?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, now that you mention it, I do. I was wondering if you might be willing to sell that machine gun you got from Shadow's ghost or whatever. I've never seen you really use it, and I could always use another weapon to my arsenal..."
Charles Magellean: "His Last Request... Name your price."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...magitek."
King Demon wanders into the cafeteria.
Aribar is still in his room, studying the cover of Doopliss's diary... His door is locked so no one can come in.
Charles Magellean: "..." *He grows an angry scowl and wide eyes into Garrick's.* "Speak... of that abomination of existence again..."
Garrick Fy`aar just stares back. He doesn't really care what Locos does... he'd have like him to attack...
Charles Magellean: "...And this business deal will be done with."
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles.
Charles Magellean closes his eyes and sighs.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Fine, fine...4,000 coins."
Charles Magellean: "Hmm... The depreciation of it would seem that to around 6,000... ...and it is slightly used... Throw in an item or raise the price to 4,500 or more and you have a deal."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...fine, 4,500 it is."
Charles Magellean: "Bob, send the Machine gun to my briefcase."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Aye."
Garrick Fy`aar hits a few buttons on his Mark 5, a bag with a few coin signs on it appearing in his hand.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP Thud* The machinegun appears in Charles' briefcase.
Charles Magellean turns the briefcase to face Garrick. He opens it to reveal the gun of phantom. "Take the gun and put the money into the briefcase."
Garrick Fy`aar picks up the gun, looks it over, then seems to attach it to his back... then gun disappears with a shimmer. He places the bag into Locos' case, then stands up.
Charles Magellean closes the briefcase.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...so, where are you headed?"
Charles Magellean let's it drag again. "To home. Then to the Quester Hunter's satellite."
Garrick Fy`aar: "The Quester Hunter's satellite? Why on Earth are you headed for that place??"
Metal Man (GM): *ZIP* Charles disappears.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...or you could just disappear." *He sighs and turns, walking away...*
Charles Magellean had warped instantly. Dang Bob and his warpings to unaware people!
Metal Man: "Let's see... oh! This is the button."
Metal Man (GM): Everybody's dex beeps.
Digifanatic gets a reading. "Dang, I wanted to get to Garrick..." He picks up the message.
Tetra answers his dex after wiping a smudge of grease off his face. "Yo!"
Garrick Fy`aar hits a button on his Mark 5... "...Garrick."
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Report to the Big Room for Mission briefing'
Garrick Fy`aar: "Exactly what I needed."
Digifanatic: *As to his location, he's still in his room, only coming out for any meals if necessary.*
Garrick Fy`aar turns on his heel and heads for the Big Room.
Tetra: "Mission? Alrighty then..."
Digifanatic heads into the Big Room.
Tetra closes the message and heads to the big room.
Digifanatic waits for a second. "Be right back." *He jumps back out and quickly heads to G&Ws.*
Aribar puts away the diary and heads to the Big Room.
Tetra enters the Big Room. "Am I the first one here?."
Metal Man is currently looking over several charts.
Digifanatic: "Need some quick things taken care of before mission begins, G&W..."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hmmmm?"
Digifanatic hands G&W his Piece of Power. "I want that sold..."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Thank you."
Digifanatic: "And I want 1 X Accuracy, and 2 Weapon Energy Capsules. That'll do."
Mr. Game and Watch: "That will be 2800 coins."
Digifanatic: "K." *He hands G&W the coins. He takes his items and leaves.* He has re-arrived in Big Room now. "Sorry, wanted to take care of some business with Game and Watch..."
Esprinto is looking through G&W's inventory.
Digifanatic: "And speaking of items and stuff, Garrick, do you mind one request?"
Metal Man continues waiting for the people who are shopping.
Garrick Fy`aar glances over to Digi "What's that?"
Metal Man: "Why people choose to shop seconds before a mission is beyond me."
Digifanatic: "Can I please get my spell book back? It's the yellow one."
Tetra: "I guess they forget to get supplies beforehand?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ah. Right."
Digifanatic: "Sorry, but my burden was getting a bit hard at the time."
Garrick Fy`aar hits a few buttons on his Mark 5... the Dex seems to spit out Digi's yellow spell book.
Garrick Fy`aar: "No worries."
Digifanatic takes it and puts it back in his items, his 10th and final slot.
Esprinto: "Yo, can I get two KeroKero Colas?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes. That will be 4000 coins."
Esprinto hands Mr.Game and Watch 4k.