Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 193: The UND Strikes Back!
Date: 2:17:24 PM, May 4th; 6:18:11 PM, May 5th, 2005.
Charles Magellean (GM): Bring on the final moment of Charles's life against Machine Made Ridley.
Metal Man (GM): It is your turn; Machine Made Ridley is right over you, ready to deal the fatal blow.
Smithy: "You were always a lost cause... it only serves you to die, rather than to continue losing! I may not be able to establish a second era, but the least I can do is destroy my loose ends!"
Charles Magellean in the little strength he has left, begins to climb up from his kneeling position. Bloodied, but not 100% battered, does something he hasn't done in a while. He moves at hyper speed, checking all the places of the machine, from bottom to top, for something to steal and take a critical piece.
Metal Man (GM): Well, you fail to steal something. He merely pushes you back.
Smithy: "Like I would let you steal anything?"
Charles Magellean: "It's... a well built machine, Smithy. Nothing capable of easily being stolen."
Smithy: "It is my best creation yet. It has to be; it may be my last."
Charles Magellean has one last trump card. Since the X-Zone requires more time than he has to spare, he uses one last attempt. He 's eyes turn from the normal green to @_@. He looks to Ridley in the eyes..... *like I'm gonna let that happen.*
Smithy: "You cannot control your leader, fool!"
Charles Magellean: "..." *He turn is over.*
Smithy: "And now... to finish you off!"
Metal Man (GM): Smithy materializes... his doomsday orb, which has a large handle on it.
Charles Magellean: "Fayth..."
Smithy: "Take one last look... at your moon!"
Metal Man (GM): Smithy pulls the handle ..The Second Moon is sucked into the X-zone.
Charles Magellean: "...So, I am to suffer the fate like the rest."
Smithy: "I have waited very long for this moment! So many years... all of my operatives dead... my plans destroyed... All because of you!"
Charles Magellean sings the sad Hymn of the Fayth. He will become a wandering unsent. No longer alive.
Smithy: "I must be rid of you. While I will not kill you, it is almost certain the chaos inside the X-zone will! It is only a reprieve I give you... to consider the evil you have done to the world. Away with you, forever!"
Metal Man (GM): *Clink* The machine glows... and you suddenly fall through existence, almost like into a pit. You're now falling through a realm that looks like the warps in Star Fox 64. *THE X ZONE* This place is... insane. Staticy xes spin about in the sky, which is always changing colors. The ground is completely black, and looks like an endless pit; but when you land on it, you find it to have substance.
Charles Magellean: "A place where the living are sent to the dead lands. A fate worse than death... like an unsent who is not in the Farplane." *He walks forward, wondering who else would be here for revenge.*
Metal Man (GM): ...You see a town that is completely upside-down. It is... Toad Town? No... the sign says 'Sardis Mongul' http://www.geocities.com/thrawns_midi/ShipScroll.mid
Charles Magellean: "How can a civilization thrive here?"
Metal Man (GM): Entering it, you find everything empty. Dead. However, it appears to have been... destroyed by Smithy. Several banners, indicating Smithy's own soldiers... can be seen.
Sephiroth: "Welcome to the X-zone."
Metal Man (GM): You hear this from behind.
Charles Magellean: "...The Master Of Matter."
Sephiroth: "Unfortunately, my raw power was not enough to stop Kuja."
Charles Magellean turns around. He still slouches, still feeling sad.
Sephiroth: "I am here for more than that reason. The pure destruction I did to my planet and the resulting pain I caused cursed me to stay here. This is where all that can't be, shouldn't be, or has been exiled ends up. Here... the Master Egg walks, 10 stories tall, incinerating entire cities. Large, static-covered xes crash about, destroying all aircraft. A wizard rides a rocket skateboard and uses chaos-emerald powered attacks. ...And the MMS flies constantly, releasing evil Questers upon anything that isn't killed by the other stuff. I think a lone Quester is also here. His name is Razor... and he uses the most destructive attacks in existence to destroy whatever else he sees. Only those like me can survive the constant attacks from nonsensical enemies."
Charles Magellean: "And what of you?"
Sephiroth: "I am one of the exiled Gentlemen, as well as a Forsaken One. I have been imprisoned here for eternity, to think of the evil I did..."
Charles Magellean: "Yet you only think of hate and revenge?" *He thinks for a moment. Does he really belong here??*
Sephiroth: "I am the rightful God of my homeworld. If I was released, nothing could stop me from obtaining my goal."
Charles Magellean still carries his relics of power. Not that they are much use anymore. He puts away the star rod into the suitcase.
Sephiroth: "Perhaps there is something you came here for, a higher reason above what technology sent you here."
Charles Magellean: "I was exiled by the machine Smithy, who saw me as a one of his greatest tools until he saw me as a traitor."
Sephiroth: "...So he isn't dead... this means a very bad possibility."
Charles Magellean: "For some reason, his AI continues to thrive. It is a shame he cannot become like The Void and stay dead."
Sephiroth: "He was revived long ago by the Questers. They captured him, and then merely kept him under SIMBER's supervision."
Charles Magellean: "While I wonder how you know of this, I am to forever wander this chaotic plane to search for my moon. There, I will find the way to become free."
Sephiroth: "To conclude my story... Smithy outsmarted SIMBER and escaped. He is too intelligent to capture. His preservation capsule, encased deep beneath Nintendus and surrounded by undetectible metals and shielding, was a masterpiece. Not even the changes of a Good Future after his above-ground copy died could erase it."
Charles Magellean: "You would do something about it, but cannot."
Sephiroth: "Indeed. all I can say is that... he seems to be a very slippery villain."
Charles Magellean: "Now that I am here, that can change. First, I'll need to heal from my battle against his Ridley Machine Made."
Sephiroth: "Unfortunately, I cannot help you much. Your own journey is to be with yourself. Although it would be unfair to send you out there without energy."
Metal Man (GM): Sephiroth casts cure 3 on Charles, fully healing him.
Charles Magellean: "I will return the favor one day." *He turns around.*
Sephiroth: "I wish you good luck. While I have my own sins and desires, it would be a travesty to let a machine use this realm as his weapon... for the third time."
Charles Magellean walks forward through the town of Sardis Mongul.
Metal Man (GM): You hear a sort of... weird, off-tune melody. Like someone is literally twisting a violin and untwisting it. Doors and windows clattered in the ethereal breeze ..A random house falls from the sky onto the ground, collapsing into dust on the ground.
Charles Magellean: "!"
Metal Man (GM): You see a dead man's skeleton on the ground, holding a book.
Charles Magellean flinches. He looks to the house, then breathes again. He walks forward, wondering who of the first X-Zone cretins will want reven---hey, a book!
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Experiment Results'
Charles Magellean leans down, moves his head in the way of the book and the skeleton's eyes, reading parts of it.
Metal Man (GM): -Page 1
Metal Man: "I, Sardis Mongul, have been commissioned by Smithy to unearth the secrets to a mysterious land named the 'X Zone.' Previous records show that a being named Dr. Ivo Robotnik went into that realm to revive his past weapons. After analyzing the remains of a so-called 'X-zone' found in the space near Mobius, I found a black sphere. It is my job to unlock it... Smithy says that not only will it fulfill his own prophecy, but help another person like himself, to rule some distant world."
Metal Man (GM): -Page 2
Metal Man: "I have connected the black orb to a variety of power sources, but it has yet to react. Could it be broken? I do not know. A low-frequency humming is made when a chaos drive is connected to it. My results show that it only works with chaotic energy... and lots of it... but how? No such power sources exist."
Metal Man (GM): A chart filled with complex energy readings takes up the page. -Page 3
Charles Magellean turns pages when done reading a pair.
Metal Man (GM): 'I found an ancient Atlantean tablet. It said that the activation of this sphere would doom all who used it. I have no choice but to continue my experiments... After capturing a so-called 'Chaos Emerald', the machine began to violently activate. It sucked my lab into this... X-zone, but then ran out of power. The emerald had turned glass-clear... it was useless. We tossed it into the garbage. Our findings found that the real power source to this abomination could no longer exist.'
Metal Man (GM): There's a picture showing a black hole-esque phenomenon sucking in this guy's lab. -Page 4 'At last! We have discovered the true power source of this device. The find was taken from a translated slab.'
Charles Magellean: .oO(Hmm... if it can clean a Chaos Emerald's power dry, then I doubt the Master Emerald would have better luck.)
Metal Man (GM): 'It is powered by the X-zone itself. By connecting the power in and power out poles together, the machine instantly became operational, and stable. This means it has unlimited power... it can summon the X-zone, which in turn increases the power available to it. Unfortunately, this does not mean that power is of unlimited electrical ability. This only means that it always has a constant source of energy.'
Metal Man (GM): -Page 5
Charles Magellean raises an eyebrow from that paragraph.
Metal Man (GM): 'Smithy has taken our findings and become impressed. However, I worry for the world at large. There was no time to safety-proof it, before we tested it on a village bought in my name... The device took the entire village in, leaving a gaping crater. Immediately afterwards, it showed significant power gains. An ungodly device... I must make sure it does not malfunction.' Page 5 shows the village being sucked into the portal. -Page 6 'The worst has happened. We tested the device on Eggman's face-base, sucking in the Master Egg and the madman himself. Unfortunately, a being named The Void flew out of our portal. He disappeared after threatening us with total destruction.'
Charles Magellean: "Happened for a time. Then this place came back."
Metal Man (GM): 'Smithy dismissed that... thing... as a joke, but findings report that there is more beings like him existing in the X-zone.' -Page 7 'The final time has come. Smithy has revealed his dire plans to us. To become unstoppable, he plans on sending all of Nintendus into the X-zone! The device was activated. Then we threw the Stolen Master Emerald into it. The power was enough to absorb an entire planet... just as predicted. It's been activated right---' The writing blurs. -Page 8 'It was a disaster! The machine has been destroyed. I am marooned on a foreign moon of Nintendus. All I have is the orb itself... I am lost. I decided to write down the prophecy of the tablet...' The rest of the book's pages are ripped out.
Charles Magellean puts his head back. "Say, do you mind if I borrow your book?"
Metal Man (GM): The skeleton sits there, dead as a doornail. Maybe even more dead than a doornail. It looks like there's nothing left of identifying features on it. It may have seemed to be talking to you... but perhaps it was the magic of the book, not the dead skeleton.
Charles Magellean: "If you are Sardis Mongul, I will make sure that your book is used to make sure Smithy cannot use the X-Zone again." *He takes the book from the dead skeleton's hands.* "...However I am able to pull it off."
Metal Man (GM): The book comes out easily. The skeleton turns to dust after you take its book... almost like the last wish of that person was for someone to read his book. The path through the dead town leads to some place ahead.
Charles Magellean does take said path.
Metal Man (GM): You walk... and encounter a river of Mountain Dew in the way. This place IS weird, isn't it? No bridge, either. It doesn't look all that safe to cross.
Charles Magellean: "If I only had Metal's surfboard... Wait... ...That's it! That other surfboard... Indalecieo must have it!" *He gets a bit giddy from excitement and part of him falls into the river.*
Metal Man (GM): Ahhhh! It burns! 3 damage.
Charles Magellean pulls out of the river. "Yeow! That sucks!"
Metal Man (GM): You see a weird battleship go down the river. It's the USS UDV... weird name. Anyway, it moves extremely fast down the river.
Charles Magellean: "!" *He attempts to transform his suitcase to his Rocket Chair.*
Metal Man (GM): You hear a rubber ducky noise when you press the button. Nothing else happens.
Charles Magellean: "...Although cute, I can see this could hinder progress." *He attempts to jump shift and jump on the shift after attempting to chase it down!*
Metal Man (GM): You leap aboard... the fast-moving ship that's eerily empty.
Charles Magellean: "I swear, I gonna find a way to put this dimension out of its misery." *He gazes at the Xs in the sky. They, in a very weird way, have a beauty. He then walks on the ship to explore.*
Metal Man (GM): You open the door to the next area on the ship.... To be continued! Since this shall be an ongoing and almost completely isolated saga, we can continue it whenever I think up some stuff for the next episode.
Charles Magellean (GM): okay, okay. downtiming at the stadium. other Questers can do as they wish.
Aribar would be in his room, penning his newest spell into his spellbook.
VG would be in his room.
Metal Man would be seen practicing various 'magical' things.
Wolfman would be in the Lab "lobby" so to speak, wondering when Oak will be looking at the Chaos Emerald & the Team Rocket Bat he sent to him.
VG has the other TR Chaos Emerald if that matters.
Aribar: "Ah... I knew learning divine magic would be handy..." *The elf finishes the final instructions for the spell 'Destroy Undead'*
Wolfman had forwarded Oak 5K coins in advance for priority checking if that helps... might not.
Tetra would be seen in his room messing with his newly upgraded weapon. "I hope we have another fight soon. I want to test this out."
Charles Magellean (GM): Aribar: As you prepare the finishing touches... the dex beeps!
Metal Man (GM): Oak did take the money, but you would notice a far more important issue he was doing: New badges.
Wolfman: .oO(...what's more important than studying the Chaos Emerald?) *He takes a look... and he sees some... new badges being made?*
Aribar grumbles and puts down his quill... The elf opens his dex. "Yes?"
Charles Magellean (GM): A message scrolls by going on saying:
Wolfman: .oO(...perhaps the Questers will be having some changes again... myself included.)
Professor Oak: "Now... I must replace those badges which we ran out of materials to make with some others... I'll get a pay check if we have less than fifty badges to choose from!"
Wolfman: .oO(...which badges are out of materials?)
Charles Magellean (GM): "You aren't the only mage on this continent, Aribar Hunter of Whaller. Come outside your hideout and we'll discuss this."
Wolfman gets up off of his chair and goes towards the Lab proper, wondering what this is about.
Charles Magellean (GM): Then coordinates appear on your screen.
Metal Man (GM): You'd see Oak, looking at 43 badges, all different and tacked onto a felt thingy for display.
Professor Oak: "Only seven more, and I'll have a complete set for the new generation."
Aribar memorizes those coordinates, finishes writing down the spell, and starts towards the warp room.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...new generation..."
Charles Magellean (GM): Warp to: Southeast of Zora River.
Garrick Fy`aar looks up from his work, chuckling.
Charles Magellean (GM): If any other Questers see Aribar, you may interact if possible.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Does that make me an old man, Oak?"
Aribar: "SIMBER, I'll be out for a while... If I'm not back within a day, call the Questers southeast of Zora's Domain for a search."
Metal Man would be, coincidentally, in his room, with his door open. He saw Aribar walk by.
SIMBER: "...An order was made to not allow people to leave without confirmation from Metal."
Aribar stops... "Hrm... I see."
VG would be reading the Twist Ed Cook Book, so he wouldn't notice Aribar.
Deloth is sitting in the R&R room watching television when he glances up and sees Ari.
Aribar turns back around and starts towards Metal's door. "Hey, ah, Metal..."
Deloth: "Where you going, Ari?"
Wolfman: "Hmm... new badges... what will happen with our old ones though?"
Tetra walks by for no particular reason. "Hi, elf guy! Whatcha doin'?"
Professor Oak: "Uhhh... you'll have to sell them. Before they break."
Aribar looks at Deloth. "Oh, umm... Magely stuff... Yeah."
Professor Oak: "The volatile materials we made several of the old ones out of degenerates over time."
Julian Sawyer: *Would be heading to Oak's lab, having read on the Dex that Garrick's in there when he asked. If he happened to pass Aribar, he'd just give him a little nod of confirmation/greeting, then be on his way.*
Wolfman: "Break? Other than Klungo's Wheel of Doom... are you absolutely sure?!?"
Deloth raises an eyebrow "Ari, fess up."
Wolfman just bought a new Wall Jumper and Zora Breather too...
Professor Oak: "Absolutely sure. With pudding on top."
Aribar: "I ran out of the special inks needed for my spellbook... Yeah." *The elf quickens his pace as he heads to Metal's room.*
Deloth: "...Okay, that's it."
Tetra: "What's it?"
Deloth stands up and starts following Ari.
Wolfman: "Are any of these new badges the same as some of the old ones? Just... less dangerous?"
Tetra follows Deloth and Ari out of curiosity.
Professor Oak: "Sure. Several, no, most of them are old badges that didn't use that material."
Wolfman: "Would I be affected much, given the armor you made?"
Garrick Fy`aar is busy working on something of his own.
Aribar reaches Metal's room.
Wolfman is referring to the Wolf Armor.
Aribar: "Hey, Metal, can you give me permission to leave the stadium?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...somebody hand me a number 3 wrench..."
Metal Man (GM): *whistles to himself* "Nothing like creating a geodesic dome out of aethe----...Only if I can come with you."
Aribar: "...I already have a parade behind me... Why not?"
Professor Oak: "Here you go." *Oak opens a drawer and tosses one to Garrick like second nature.*
Garrick Fy`aar catches it without looking and goes to work again...
Aribar: "Don't expect me to slow down for you..."
Metal Man: "I bet it's the dastardly dealings of Twist Ed!"
Aribar starts towards the Warp Room at a jog.
Tetra follows at the same speed.
Metal Man follows, this time opting to use his magical powers instead of machineguns.
Editor's Note: I swear that machinegun is also magical, though, given how it can DESTROY UNGODLY SUPERBEINGS.
VG: "Huh? Where is everyone going?" *He'd hear some of this.*
Aribar once at the Warp Room, tells SIMBER to set it up to southeast of Zora's River.
VG attempts to catch up... but then his stomach growls. "Gah... forgot about dinner..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Deloth gets lost in the cafeteria. The food blocks the navigation part of his brain.
VG goes to the kitchen instead.
SIMBER: "Warp online."
Metal Man (GM): A warp tile appears, to southeast of Zora's River.
Aribar jumps onto it.
Metal Man cartwheels onto it.
Aribar looks about once the warp is complete...
Charles Magellean (GM): Final Fantasy X-2 soundtrack: 112. Sir Rupuran Has Everything. *WARP.*
Wolfman will stay in Oak's lab for this.
Charles Magellean (GM): It is a clear day in Hyrule fields.
Metal Man: "Well. It's a nice day, wouldn't you agree?"
Charles Magellean (GM): ...Water begins to drip from the sky a bit.
Aribar shrugs his shoulder. "I guess so... Don't expect much action."
Charles Magellean (GM): Tetra feels a couple sprinkles.
Aribar: "I think this will be mostly diplomatic..." *He calls out, louder.* "I've come, oh mysterious mage! Where are you?"
Metal Man: "Well, then it's a good thing I came out. After all, I represent the Questers."
Tetra: "It seems to be raining..."
Charles Magellean (GM): Up in the sky... It's a bird... It's a blimp......
Metal Man: "I hate water." *MacGregor/Metal punches the air once.*
Charles Magellean (GM): ...It's a Zora!?
Aribar looks up... "What the--?!"
Tetra looks up as well. "Flying zora!"
Charles Magellean (GM): Somehow, a Zora is swimming in the air and is coming near you guys!"
Metal Man: "Get out the anti-aircraft weapons! Oh... right... we're not on a battleship."
Tetra: "I could shoot it..."
Charles Magellean (GM): The Zora lands a few moments later after freaking you guys out.
Aribar stands his ground and readies to dive down if need be.
Metal Man: "No... I only meant as backup, in case we were attacked from the air."
Aribar: "...Are you the mage who contacted me?"
Charles Magellean (GM): It is a female Zora... seems to be in late teens/early twenties.
Kerlai: "I am. My name is Kerlai."
Kerlai: "You are Aribar Hunter, yes?"
Aribar: "Yes, I'm Aribar... Why have you called me here?"
Metal Man: "A name as weird as my own. How strange... been a while since I've seen any Zora. Been too busy being attacked by robots and freaks in black robes."
Charles Magellean (GM): She wears a brownish cloak. other than that, she's a seemingly normal zora.
Kerlai: "You are another of those conniving people that are almost as bad as Kuja, Ganondorf, and other menaces to this land."
Metal Man fingers his brow gently with his left hand, his own cobalt blue robes flowing dramatically.
Tetra: "He is?"
Aribar: "...I will not lie to you."
Metal Man laments, "He means us."
Kerlai: "Your indecisiveness causes us to suffer as much as the others mindlessly chose actions that are harmful."
Aribar: "The Questers have good intentions, but we execute those intentions poorly..."
Kerlai: "Agreed, but that does not justify your actions."
Tetra: "Questers? Quester's aren't conniving, just unreliable, indecisive, and mostly useless."
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai begins to assume an offensive stance.
Metal Man: "I represent all which is bad and all which is good of the Questers. Disregard anything said contrary to that."
Aribar shoots a dirty look at Tetra before looking at Kerlai ... "Eh?"
Kerlai: "Stay out of this Illian! This is between me and the elf who fights thieves for a living."
Tetra: "Dude, she knows your name."
Aribar: "...So you wish to fight me? ...What would fighting prove?"
Metal Man: "As you wish... I was really hoping to fight Twist Ed." *Illian turns to Tetra* "It is of no consequence."
Tetra: "Also... your name is Illian?"
Kerlai: "To defeat you and the other mindless drones will allow us to truly defend our home planet."
Tetra: "No wonder you go by Metal Man..."
Metal Man seems rather disappointed. He wanted to fight Twist Ed. After seeing this Zora, he half-wondered if there was a wooden counterpart to himself somewhere.
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "I do not wish to do this."
Kerlai: "With Twist Ed as my Commanding Officer, we will make sure that victory over the chaotic Questers is guaranteed."
Tetra: "That's a silly thing to say, zora woman. We're not stopping you from protecting yourselves. You can fight beside us if you want."
Aribar: "...But I guess there's no choice, huh? ... Do you wish this to just be between you and I?"
Kerlai: "I WILL NOT FIGHT BESIDE IDIOTS!"
Tetra blinked. "Okay then..."
Kerlai: "Do you two want to be involved in our business?"
Metal Man: "You are merely ignorant of us, nothing more. Your attempts to infuriate me are in vain... but I would gladly join in the fight, for I am magical in this form."
Tetra: "If it's alright with elf guy. I've been looking to try out my new upgrades to my weapon."
Aribar: "...Then let us begin... If you should be killed by accident... Do you want to be revived?"
Kerlai: "Confident, aren't you? I suu--"
Tetra: "Want to or not, I don't think we need to kill her. I mean, she's not evil, just misinformed."
Kerlai looks to Tetra and Metal. "Despite my warning, you two are going to stand in the way of this one-on-one fight?"
Metal Man: "You give me an interesting conflict. My honor states that I should not interfere, yet my loyalty tells me to protect Aribar."
Tetra: "If you hate the chaotic Questers then I'm your enemy as well. I'll fight you."
Kerlai: "Admirable, leader of the Quacking Questers."
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai pulls out a harp. She begins to play the harp.
Tetra: "Why do all bad guys have such poor name-calling abilities?"
Metal Man: "Yet my ages of experience dictate me to follow... Aribar's answer. What do you want me to do, Aribar?"
Charles Magellean (GM): *WARP.*
Aribar: "...I'd prefer th--... Eh?"
Charles Magellean (GM): VG is somehow warped to the middle of the battlefield.
VG somehow gets... warped?
Charles Magellean (GM): ...As is Twist Ed,
Tetra: "Mr. VG! Why are you here?"
VG has a Goomba Gatorade in his hand.
Aribar: "...Metal, you've got your wish."
VG: "I was just finishing my drink when... what's going on?"
Aribar: "...Why not you three work on that weirdo over there, and I'll duel this Zora?"
Metal Man: "All right, now I can show Twist-Ed who's truly insane!"
Twist Ed: "...They stood in your way of the elf, didn't they?"
VG turns to that voice... he knows it... "Twist Ed."
Tetra: "You were expecting us to just hand him over to you?"
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed begins to have his eye-patch opened by the hearing of VG.
Twist Ed: "YOU! Want another beating, or wasn't the message clear enough??"
VG: "For the record, I just got warped out of here... I don't even know who your Zora friend is."
Tetra: "She's Kerlai and she wants a date with Ari."
Metal Man: "...I have a new internal conflict... my magical form is best to battle the Zora with, while my insane, weapon-using form is best to beat the Toad." *Illian cups his chin with his right hand.*
Kerlai: "Bylaws are bylaws. When other Questers interfere, so does my CO."
Tetra: "But me and Illian wanted in too."
Aribar: "Don't make me curse you, Tetra."
VG: "Personally, I'd rather deal with you another time and finish my dinner."
Tetra: "Just joking, elf guy."
Charles Magellean (GM): He throws a boomerang at you.
Metal Man: "The transient emotions of a few people can create terrible bloodshed." *Now he is acting sage-like.*
Aribar: "Now, enough chit chatter... If we must get this business over with, then let us..." (Who is 'you'?)
VG hopes to get in Reflector Mode in time.
Charles Magellean (GM): you are hit for 12% damage. it doesn't make a return trip for you though.
VG gets a little shaken, but he's not stirred.
Twist Ed: "It's our way of saying...'Who ever gets involved, all rivals are involved.' "
VG: "...was it you who warped me away from my dinner?"
Charles Magellean (GM): Final Fantasy X-2 Soundtrack: 113. I'll give you something Hot.
Kerlai: "It was me."
VG turns to Kerlai.
Metal Man: "Yah! It's time for some insanity! TO THE MAX!"
VG: "If you wanted to summon me that bad, couldn't you have waited 5 minutes?"
Metal Man strikes a dramatic battle pose, arms arched and hands looking like claws. He bares his teeth and then is encased in Metal armor, instantly drawing out an AK-47.
Tetra: "You know, could we maybe have this conversation later? Like after zora girl and boomerang guy are kneeling at our feet in submission?"
VG: "Tetra, you never fought Twist Ed before, have you?"
Tetra: "He's a toad. How tough could he be? No offense."
Metal Man could be seen doing some sort of disco-esque battle stance to the music, rocking around in time to the music, and smiling insanely.
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed does a classic... Boomerang Katang on Ari and VG! One boomerang will hit them each... spd checks.
VG attempts to roll to the left to avoid.
Aribar rolls forward.
Charles Magellean (GM): 12% damage to both of you... they're coming back! another spd check for both of you.
VG tries the RIGHT instead.
Aribar stands up right in the path of the boomerang...
Charles Magellean (GM): another 12% to each of you.
Metal Man: "One! Two! Three! I rock like General Lee! Four! Five! Six! Attack with biscuits!"
VG didn't even get a chance to roll...
Tetra: "Jesus, dude. Cut that out."
Metal Man: "NEVER!!!!!"
Editor's Note: The hilarity is at the time it was trying to be RANDUMB but looking at it now it's more the signs of an evil Lord of Destruction revealing signs of his post-mortality insanity.
Twist Ed: "You doubt my power, Tetra!?"
Tetra: "I can't doubt it until I've seen some evidence of it."
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist is about to squat.... But decides against that.
Twist Ed: "Here... have some bombs!"
VG: .oO(Tetra... you are an idiot right now.)
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed lights a bob-omb... and throws one onto the battle field. then another... then another... and a fourth one! Bob-omb one attacks!
Metal Man: "Seven! Eight! Nine! Dining with a mime!"
Charles Magellean (GM): It goes for VG~ *EXPLODE*!
VG can't avoid that.
Charles Magellean (GM): 26% damage. Bob-omb two walks in place...
Metal Man: "Ten! Eleven! Twelve! Shell out some bells!"
Charles Magellean (GM): Bob-omb three walks in place... Bob-omb four walks in place... Ari's and VG's simultaneous turn.
VG scans Twist Ed again... he could use a reminder of what he can do.
Smash Dex: "DING!"
Aribar: "Magic Barrage!" *The elf looses three arcane orbs of energy at the Zora. This magic unerringly strikes her with great accuracy for 36% damage each. 108% total.*
Ability Rage: When Twist Ed's attacks have "failed" an amount of times in a row, he will become a Berserker. Immune to Confusion. Lasts until the end of battle.
Weapon: Rhyno Ripper (large ruby hammer)
Bob-omb Fest: (takes two actions) Twist Ed lights four Bob-ombs and throw them on the battlefield. d2 to determine if they attack at the end of his turn. They become targets of an AC of 17.
Note: Remaining info has been erased from remaining banks.
VG was thinking of trying that... oh well.
Charles Magellean (GM): 108% damage hits Kerlai
VG gets himself suited with an X Accuracy.
Kerlai: "Ow! Haven't you ever heard of being nice to a lady!?"
Aribar: "...You wanted a battle."
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed just rolls his eyes. He then stares down a random opponent...
VG then draws his Bazooze-ka, and attempts to get Twist Ed filled with alcohol. *Twist Ed is now drunk and confused.*
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed is drunk again.
Tetra: "Don't worry, Kerlai. We'll try not to hurt you too bad."
Metal Man: "Thirteen! Fourteen! Fifteen! Deadly Queens are mean!"
Kerlai: "Witness a power of time! Time Regeneration!"
Aribar: "...Your magic revolves around time?"
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai uses unknown powers to summon a translucent clock in front of him so that his/her opponents can see it. The hands turn backwards on the clock slowly, then rapidly until the clock disappears. She inexplicably appears less damaged now.
Aribar: "...You speak of us as destructive... Messing with time is no worse!"
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai ignores you as she prepares her next spell.
Metal Man: "Don't worry. We can always buy a new time if the old one gets run over."
Charles Magellean (GM): A tornado, engulfed with fire, comes down from the heavens and approaches you guys at high speed.
Tetra: "Besides, if she messes with time too much the langoliers will get her. Everyone knows that."
Editor's Note: Not that horrible Stephen King movie! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!
Metal Man: "Ai ai ai ai! Kai! Kai! Kai! Pie Pie Pie!"
Editor's Note: Stop being random, old me! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charles Magellean (GM): The tornado picks up the Questers and said victims are blown either around or inside the tornado. Either way, the Questers are singed and blown away depending on how high they rode the tornado.
Metal Man: "Wheeeeeeee!!!!!!"
Charles Magellean (GM): 35% Fire Damage to all of you...
Editor's Note: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH okay that's enough screaming.
Metal Man (GM): *No cheap evasion this time.*
Tetra lands in a heap on the ground. "Did I ever mention I don't like heights?"
Charles Magellean (GM): roll d62 to determine wind damage. You cannot use Luckies on this roll. Ari suffers 20 damage. Tetra 19. whoops Metal suffers 20 ari suffers 48 vg 41
Metal Man: "Woah! I'm high! But not Sky High..."
VG lands on the ground with a huge THUD of life loss.
Tetra: "Wow. Hey, Twist Ed, she makes you look like a wuss!"
VG: *lives remaining: 3*
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai blows a kiss and winks. Her turn is over.
Metal Man: "Eighteen, Twenty Seven, Fifty Six, why do I talk like this?"
Tetra blows a kiss back just for fun.
Metal Man poses to appear like some sort of rabid monster in response.
Twist Ed: "Kerlai! Focus!"
Tetra then aims his gauntlet at Kerlai. "Adios, amigo." He fires four highly damaging photon shots at the zora.
Charles Magellean (GM): all but one hit.
Tetra then fires off another 4 at the same target.
Charles Magellean (GM): another 45% oh... in that case... She casts a lightning bolt that hits you. 33% lightning damage.
Aribar: "...Pitiful! You call that a lightning bolt?"
Tetra is electrified and collapses again, but isn't yet dead. "Ow... Listen to big bad elf guy..."
Charles Magellean (GM): you done?
Metal Man: "AIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!" *Illian leaps onto his Star Board, then flies at the two foes from the side... he then opens fire on them with his AK-47, with the sound of jet boosters and automatic weapons fire creating a terrible cacophony of noise. The bullets threaten both of his foes.*
Metal Man (GM): The 32 is a wonder crit, too.
Charles Magellean (GM): all of them hit.
Metal Man (GM): 48 damage per hit.
Charles Magellean (GM): any other actions?
Twist Ed: "What power! But can it compare... to this!?"
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed squats... He charges.... And jumps high into the air like 75 ft!
Tetra: "Dude! Go to the bathroom for that!"
Metal Man: "Be careful up there! A Jet Liner could suck you into its engines!"
Charles Magellean (GM): He then comes crashing down with his hammer outright to hit Metal.
Editor's Note: Quite possibly one of the first times a Dragoon-style attack happened in SSQ, heh.
Tetra: "Jet Liners don't fly that low, you dork!"
Charles Magellean (GM): no but now I do hold on reversing course He is going to hit Kerlai with one of his following attacks... Oh dear... this is a HIT ALL attack. He goes all around and around... With his hammer extended by 20 feet. it's going to hit EVERYONE in the vicinity, including bob-ombs. 4 swings... nay just explode
Metal Man: "Psycho Doki Doki Panacea!"
Charles Magellean (GM): 17% per hit with that thing.
Metal Man leaps over each and every one of those attacks.
Charles Magellean (GM): Unfortunately Kerlai does skip rope with that attack as if it was a schoolgirl exercise.
Charles Magellean (GM): He can't hit himself since he's wielding the hammer... then it extends back into place.
Tetra is hit by the first few swings before being smashed away by the force. He hits the ground and doesn't get back up.
Charles Magellean (GM): Ari's 3 actions then vg's two.
Metal Man: "Yes. My attack is better than that. I use modern technogroovology!"
VG arrives through Sub Con warp door or something for action 1 (not counting the two given)
Charles Magellean (GM): that's why I counted your two actions.
VG decides to use his makeshaft Cube/Egg combination on Twist Ed... here is to hoping it works. (Metal, if it hits, you have to help with damage)
Charles Magellean (GM): hope you guys can survive their attacks with only two lives
Aribar: "THIS is a lightning bolt!" *The elf fires an Electric Elemental Blast for 105% Electric damage before putting a Mirror spell on himself.*
VG then attempts to grab Twist Ed for dunking. He grabs him... and then dunks him on Kerlai.
Charles Magellean (GM): 14 damage to her.
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai uses another Time Regeneration technique.
Kerlai: "They say you learn something new everyday."
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai casts a summoning circle that face the Questers, with a triangle in each of them.
Metal Man: "And they say that you must put a new cleaning cube in the tank of your toilet every 1000 flushes!"
Charles Magellean (GM): A flying malicious fish comes out of the summoning circle. It somehow is suspended in air... and constantly makes a biting attitude!
VG has now seen... more of everything... a flying fish.
Metal Man: "You're totally missing the yellow submarine."
Tetra wishes he was alive so he could make witty comments too.
Kerlai: "You don't like my pet fish? Then how about this."
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai swims up into the air, and begins speeding at you with her Staff to her side. She comes at you with somewhat decent speed. ari
Aribar raises Moonlight in defense, but her momentum breaks through the elf's defense.
Charles Magellean (GM): 8% damage You are now dazed! Hitting Aribar, she swims back gently toward and near Twist Ed.
Tetra comes back on a revival platform.
Charles Magellean (GM): Tetra's other action.
Tetra: "That wasn't very nice, Mr. Ed. How could you hit a guy with glasses? And to almost hit your own comrade as well."
Metal Man: "Mr. Ed? I'm his biggest fan! Where can I get an autograph?"
Twist Ed: "I... gotta tell ya... that... I ...respect you!"
Tetra blinks then fires off a taser shot at Twist Ed.
Metal Man: "Hey VG! Why don't you try out that chaos emerald stuck in your hat?"
VG doesn't have it stuck in his hat technically...
Metal Man: "Perhaps you could shave their heads with it. That'd be some poetic justice, mixed with tequila and--...it isn't in your hat, is it? All right! It's time to teach you about the Yellow Submarine!"
VG: "...I thought you knew that already."
Tetra: "Yellow submarine? Hey, there's a giant carp here!"
Metal Man puts away his AK-47 for once action, takes out the Wand of Wonder for his second action... then points it at Kerlai and yells "YELLOW SUBMARINE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): INT save ..OUCH
Charles Magellean (GM): just say the damage.
Metal Man (GM): 88 damage, followed by Sealed, Confuse, and Berserk. The crit fail is handled as you wish.
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai holds her fins together as she becomes a wee bit peeved.
Metal Man (GM): My turn is, coincidentally, over.
Charles Magellean (GM): Kerlai seems pissed... but nothing else? then he skips his turn unfortunately. ari's.
VG gives Ari a green potion first. He then takes out... a Fried Egg. Healing time for all good guys!
Aribar: "Keep your potions, VG."
Metal Man: "Woohoo! More power!"
VG: "...alright." *He changes Action #1 to Energizer for Ari instead if allowed.*
Aribar is dazed and cannot act.
VG will regardless go Melee Bubble Shielding for action #3 *Done.*
Kerlai arises from the ground and swims at Metal at a bigger burst of speed and anger in her eyes.
Metal Man: "All right! Miss me! Miss me! Now you've got to be hit in the head with a large hexagonal object!" *He leaps out of the way and sticks his tongue out at Kerlai.*
Editor's Note: But isn't he wearing a helmet that makes that literally impossible? I never understand with old me...
Charles Magellean (GM): She then spies a different target... She strikes at Tetra.
Tetra: "Why is her aim dead on for ME?"
Metal Man: "Because anger does not cloud her vision of you!"
Tetra is knocked away by the strike.
Charles Magellean (GM): daze for you! and...
Tetra: "That makes no sense, metal guy!"
Charles Magellean (GM): 9% damage. She targets VG.
Metal Man: "Did you think I'm supposed to make cents? I'm not a national mint, you know! Only a hooligan."
VG attempts to avoid, but gets hexed.
Charles Magellean (GM): paralysis and 9% damage She swims back near Twist Ed.
Metal Man: "Now then. Let's all do the schoolbus!"
Tetra raises his weapon to attack then forgets what he was doing and mehs.
Metal Man whips out his DVD launcher, and fires six DVDs at Twist-Ed's head.
Charles Magellean (GM): all hit.
Metal Man (GM): 16 damage per hit... and look, there's another crit!
Metal Man: "Ahahahahahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): And now my turn is over.
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed grows tired of this interference. He uses a Freshen Up. He and Kerlai are now free of status effects.
Twist Ed: "You are not wanted!"
Twist Ed points to Metal.
Tetra: "That's not true! I want him! Er, wait, that came out wrong..."
Metal Man: "How ironic. You don't want me? I'm the guy who leads all these people you hate."
Charles Magellean (GM): 2nd action he aims at Metal... He nods to Kerlai. She nods back. They put their backs to each other....
Metal Man: "You could just let me leave, you know."
Twist Ed & Kerlai: "So be it!"
Charles Magellean (GM): Next Attack... Banish Metal is sucked into a vacuum created by the pair's powers. He is then becomes flinged far away... back to SSQ HQ.
Tetra: "You know he can just warp back, right?"
VG: .oO(Tetra, DON'T give them ideas!)
Charles Magellean (GM): They are done spinning.
Twist Ed: "He wanted to leave anyway. Besides, we made sure he couldn't come back."
Metal Man gains 600 EXP for being a deranged lunatic.
Editor's Note: This was probably because Illian would have destroyed them both, and out of a sense of fair play he was removed from the field.
Charles Magellean (GM): Somehow... that took a lot of energy... but they'll still full of pep. Yes.
VG gets out an Item Teleporter... and attempts to teleport a Freshen Up to the battlefield!
Aribar: "Blind!" *The elf casts Blindness on Kerlai, and then two Electric Elemental Blasts for 105% Electric times two.*
VG awaits a decision.
Charles Magellean (GM): You are able to. Seems they can control the in-out ratio of Questers, but not items.
VG then uses the Freshen Up! All good guys have no more status effects! He then goes to Grab and Dunk (onto Zora lady) Twist Ed. *DUNK* *16% toad, 14% zora if going by last attempt.*
Charles Magellean (GM): do so, and less damage to toad. How much is only a guess ;). j/k, only 8 this time due to his stonewall strength what? same action as last time? then same as last time then
Tetra scans Kerlai with his mimic ability.
Charles Magellean (GM): Lightning bolt. next action?
Tetra shrugs at the lightning bolt and fires four more photon shots at Zora lady.
Charles Magellean (GM): 2 hit say damage again total done? Twist Ed begins by throwing four more bob-ombs onto the playing field. He... uh... Eyes VG... and licks his lips with a sadistic smile.
Twist Ed: "Deja vu, my friend!"
VG: "Care to explain?"
Charles Magellean (GM): He attempts to throw you off with a boomerang as he charges at you.
VG recalls this now... he rolls right!
Charles Magellean (GM): You get hit by the first part of the attack long enough to suffer 12% damage and he slides under you... spd check!
VG tries left instead.
Twist Ed: "Iiiiiit's Hammer Time!"
Charles Magellean (GM): He hits you in the groin!
Julian Sawyer: *GROIN'D.*
Charles Magellean (GM): 28 damage for not avoiding the second attack.
VG gets groined... again!
Charles Magellean (GM): He snickers as he runs away.
Tetra: "Wow. Are you okay?"
Charles Magellean (GM): Bob-omb one watches on. Bob-omb two watches on.
VG: "...I will be after this fight."
Charles Magellean (GM): Bob-omb three runs up to.... Tetra! Miss?
Tetra is blowed up.
Charles Magellean (GM): 26% and an explode! Bob-omb four watches on.
VG gives each of them 100 rings He goes into the Bubble Shield to end the turn.
Tetra attains an extra life. "Oo... that feels tingly..."
Aribar: "Tri-Blast!" *The elf fires an Electrical, Fire, and Ice Elemental Blast at the Zora. 105% Fire, 105% Ice, and 105% Electric damage.*
Charles Magellean (GM): actions done?
Kerlai: "Time Regeneration!"
Charles Magellean (GM): The clock comes back and damage is reversed to the point of her last turn. She extends her arm out and raises her fin up... and begins to charge orbs A blue orb shoots out from her fin at each Quester at light speed. Each Quester then feels... sluggish. You guys begin to feel... like your legs made of terrible pudding.
VG has short pudding legs.
Charles Magellean (GM): Vg loses 15 in spd, Tetra loses 9 spd, and Ari only loses 4. If any of your SPDs are reduced to 0, you cannot use spd mod based attacks.
VG is right now at... NINE SPD... ugh!
Charles Magellean (GM): luckily, that ain't the case here.
Tetra: "Hey, elf guy, you know that really awesome lightning thing you do?"
Tetra: "You think you can charge it up enough to kill these guys if I keep them stunned?"
VG can probably also help with that if need be...
Tetra raises his gauntlet and tasers both Kerlai and Twist Ed.
Editor's Note: Now that I think about it, tasering them was probably the thing that should have been done immediately, rather than trying to fight them at all. It'd certainly prove their claims about the Questers wrong.
VG: .oO(...who am I kidding? I need a SPD increase!)
Charles Magellean (GM): okay, new round! stat new SPDs. new battle order: Twist Ed, Kerlai, Ari, Tetra, VG ..like it matters if they go first.
VG hopes this leg pudding feeling goes away soon.
Aribar casts a Fire Elemental Blast at Kerlai for 105% Fire damage before downing two Green Potions.
Tetra uses his turn to, big surprise, taser both enemies again.
VG gives himself SUPER SNEAKERS! Back up to 19...for 3 rounds anyway. He gives himself 100 rings to be back at full lives He then attempts to do the traditional Grab & Dunk with Twist Ed onto Kerlai.
Charles Magellean (GM): a bit barely, but a connect nonetheless.
Editor's Note: Wait, wait a minute, he told me to never say 'barely', and yet here he is using it? HYPOCRITE!
Twist Ed: "Our power... is... no match for their cheapness!"
Tetra: "See? Teamwork always wins! Or something!"
VG: "How was I cheap? I didn't use any Red Essences at least."
Twist Ed: "Although not commendable... they're... unified."
Charles Magellean (GM): FF10 Soundtrack: 3-14 Attack
Tetra: "You shouldn't hate us. We're just like you. So we screw up sometimes. At least we try."
Charles Magellean (GM): ...an airship comes rolling along Hyrule.
Tetra: "Rather than fighting us you should fight with us! Maybe you could help make us more disciplined!"
Charles Magellean (GM): A very mysterious being beams down as the very ...very large airship that covers half the field.
Twist Ed: "The... UND... will not... give up."
Charles Magellean (GM): Twist Ed and Kerlai are forced to beam up... but the being stays.
VG: .oO(...okay Tetra, for once you were smart... but they are craftier... no pun intended)
Charles Magellean (GM): The being wears a derby hat... and a trenchcoat... All you can make out are red eyes, sharp teeth that make a smile, and LONG claws.
VG wonders who the derby guy is...
Charles Magellean (GM): It slightly throws something up and down in the air...
VG: .oO(Is that... the leader?)
Charles Magellean (GM): ...AN EMP BOMB!
Charles Magellean (GM): It laughs like a weasel.
Tetra: "Oh my God, it's... hey, aren't you Red Ringo?"
Charles Magellean (GM): on the intercom...
Tetra: "EMP Bomb? Puh-lease. We're not robots, you fool."
Twist Ed: "This is our prime project! The Badger!"
VG doesn't get this guy... EMP bombs won't work on us...
VG: "Well, your ship does look... interesting."
Charles Magellean (GM): It looks very... machina shaped. Not machine... The Badger puts away the EMP bomb...
Tetra: "Can't we talk this out? I hate fighting everyone. Especially when our enemies don't seem to be evil..."
Charles Magellean (GM): what will you do?
Aribar just stands there...
Charles Magellean (GM): Something appears... The Badger now has a heart container... and uses it on the most damaged Quester! VG it is. you are healed 100% hp.
VG feels... empowered by a Heart container?
Tetra: "Why are you healing us?"
Charles Magellean (GM): The Badger makes an X-crossing with it's blades.
VG: "...thank you... but... why?"
Charles Magellean (GM): It spins around and around a couple times... it's powered up somehow... but nothing's changed also.
VG: .oO(...could he have healed me just to attack me again?)
Tetra: .oO(What a weird guy...)
Wolfman: .oO(I need a new job...)
Tetra: .oO(When did Wolfman get here?)
Charles Magellean (GM): It detaches 3 blades... one for each Quester. New ones grow in their place.
VG: "Are these... for us?"
Charles Magellean (GM): The Badger raises its hand... Then chucks them so each hit a Quester!
VG: .oO(...I asked the wrong question)
Charles Magellean (GM): first vg
VG attempts to avoid... SPD shoes would still help a little...
Charles Magellean (GM): then ari 20% damage to ari then tetra.
Charles Magellean (GM): vg may counterattack if he wishes.
Charles Magellean nods.
VG somehow doesn't get hit... but... he does have to wonder.. oO(Why did that thing attack us?)
Tetra takes a nasty cut but isn't hurt terminally.
VG will use... the Rush/Rust Promoter! (I see this as a robot)
Aribar sighs, sheaths his sword, and opens up his dex. "Mewtwo? Metal? Anyone?"
Smash Dex: *static*
Editor's Note: I would have been within all rights to have ol' Illian pop in at this point, but alas, I was too worried about putting my foot down too hard at the time.
Charles Magellean (GM): It... dodges the attack!
Tetra: "Gee, go figure."
Charles Magellean (GM): It uses it's final action to jump on vg.
Aribar sighs... "I guess it really wants to fight..."
Charles Magellean (GM): It misses. it then goes back. if he wants to attack. or he can run away.
VG: "Guys, no offense... but I don't think this is the time to fight."
Tetra: "Yeah. This guy can't even be hit."
Charles Magellean (GM): You want to dex it?
VG will use his sneakers to HAUL TAIL!
Aribar: "...Ah! Let us take cover in Zora's Domain if possible!"
VG is RUNNING if you got that Locos.
Tetra: "Hold on. Don't run away..."
Aribar starts up the river to Zora's Domain. "We can't beat that thing in our current state!"
Tetra decides to scan the thing with the dex anyway.
Smash Dex: Ding!
Description: Something about this creature is not right. It does not talk... it seems to be highly valued or respected to Twist Ed, Kerlai, and a UND.
ALERT: BADGES DETECTED
Aribar starts running faster up the river's course.
Metal Man watches from HQ. "A shame... I could beat both of them and that badger simultaneously..."
Smash Dex: "...RUN! It's somehow able to have all the badges activated at once!"
Tetra: "No, I don't think I'll be doing that. Tell me Twist Ed, why do you hate us so much that you would unleash this sort of abomination? It can't be just because you disagree with our methods."
VG is with Aribar.
Charles Magellean (GM): The airship does not respond.
Tetra: "I see. So you're a coward as well as an idiot." *He activates his EMP, hoping it has some effect on something.*
The Badger: *stares to you*
Charles Magellean (GM): The Badger is hit by it. It just creeks its neck. shielded.
Tetra: "Well, I guess you're not a machine then."
Charles Magellean (GM): It snickers. What a disgusting slimeball.
Tetra: "Amazing. I've faced down the Void, Crodus, Kuja..."
Charles Magellean (GM): It now disappears as you speak.
Tetra: "All three practically gods. Now against this disgusting freak they choose to run?"
Editor's Note: Alas, but with multiple GMs, you can be stopped by a trash-tier mob by one GM and defeat Gods by another one.
Charles Magellean (GM): It is now right behind you.
Tetra: "What the?"
Aribar wonders if VG and the elf are even close to the entrance of Zora's Domain...
Charles Magellean (GM): It does something so fast... you weren't able to know what the hell it did. Via a pressure point, a swift attack, or what else... You fall unconscious.
Tetra drops to the ground from the attack.
Charles Magellean (GM): It then picks up your body and chases after Aribar and VG.
VG would be out of Super Sneaker power by now.
Charles Magellean (GM): It has lightning reflexes... even Super Sneaker is hardly a match for this grotesque thing's speed! You are about to get into Zora's Domain....
Aribar: "I guess I'll never get another chance to tell Metal he's weird... Or to apologize to Locos!" *The elf says this while running.*
Charles Magellean (GM): ...But somehow... someway.. ..It's right at the Waterfall, blocking your way. With Tetra leaning over it's left shoulder. The airship also followed for some reason.
VG is definitely scared... they have us trapped.
Wolfman is bored at HQ... he goes to R&R or something.
Charles Magellean (GM): It throws Tetra to the both of you and you both fall to the ground. It smiles, then the airship beams it.
VG doesn't catch Tetra successfully... drat.
Charles Magellean (GM): The UND airship flies away. The static is gone.
VG eventually wakes up... (I hope) He does... and calls HQ.
Charles Magellean (GM): Someone on your dexes calls right before vg does.
Tetra wakes up, I guess.
Aribar blinks and hesitates as he reaches for the dex... He's almost afraid to see who is on it.
Tetra answers the Dex.
Metal Man (GM): ...you see....
Meier Link: "How ironic... a group of fools has gotten the best of you."
Aribar: "..." *The elf closes his dex.*
Tetra: "Best my arse. We were this close to winning before... that thing came..."
VG: "Aren't fools known for being crafty though?"
Meier Link: "You may not remember me, but I remember you... and this is the perfect time to destroy you."
VG: "That isn't exactly our strong point."
Meier Link: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "I won't become a Vampire again..."
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* from the nearby ground, Meier Link appears.
Aribar: "Close the dexes! He'll pinpoin---..."
Meier Link: "I have been stalking you the entire time."
VG has no reason to keep the dex open now.
Tetra closes the dex.
Aribar: "...Water is his weakness! And fire! An... How can you be out in the light?"
VG: "For what purpose?"
Meier Link: "I am far stronger than I used to be."
Tetra: "What do you want? I've had enough of this now."
VG: "You do seem stronger than the last time I remember you."
Aribar: "Be careful... He is impossibly strong, and do not let him bite you... I know from experience..."
VG: "But why are you here anyway? I doubt this is a social visit."
Meier Link: "Do not fear, I won't play with your minds. Only destroy them with my blade!"
Editor's Note: It is at this time I must note that the original Meier Link from Vampire Hunter D is a much more complex character than the Saturday Morning Cartoon Villain that SSQ got.
Metal Man (GM): He draws a pitch-black sword, laughing.
VG: .oO(Yep... definitely not a social visit.)
Tetra: "Bite us... you're a vampire then? You guys can't cross running water, yes?"
Meier Link: "Thank you, idiotic people who ride space-ships."
Tetra takes a step towards Zora's Domain.
Meier Link: "With the Questers dead, I shall be unstoppable."
Tetra: "It's only three of us, you dimwit. Killing us would affect nothing."
Meier Link: "I almost forgot... this was the last place where I truly fought the Questers."
VG: .oO(Tetra, you have GOT to keep your mouth shut.) "So you aren't an ordinary vampire... gotcha."
Meier Link: "Correct... I need more... more Questers to kill."
Metal Man (GM): Two black portals appear. Wolfman and Julian appear out of them, and are dumped onto the ground.
Wolfman lands semi-gracefully... well, semi for being dumped.
Tetra: "So what're you going to do? Summon us up some help? Apparently yes."
Julian Sawyer: "AUGH!" *Drops the spoon he was holding as he hits the ground.*
Meier Link: "Merely lamb to the slaughter."
Wolfman: "Why don't you kill real lamb instead?"
Meier Link: "I already suck their blood. What worse could I do?"
Julian Sawyer: "Eh, mutton isn't that good."
Metal Man (GM): He lets out some hideous laughter.
Tetra laughs at Meier Link. "Another demi-god about to die. I should start keeping track of how many times I trounce you so-called invincible enemies."
Wolfman doesn't have blood at least... he can't be affected by this vampire thing.
Meier Link: "Now... it is time to destroy you all."
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up from the dirt, but pockets the spoon.*
Metal Man (GM): *SECRET BOSS BATTLE.*
Aribar: "Don't be so confident, Tetra..."
Metal Man (GM): SPDs, everybody?
Julian Sawyer: "So who is this guy? A vampire or somethin'?"
Aribar: "...A VERY deadly vampire."
Julian Sawyer: "So what's so deadly about him? The sword?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Right..."
Tetra: "Come on. We beat Crodus and the Void, we can beat this joker."
Aribar: "...He turned me into a vampire once! It was not a good experience."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/snes/Cv4-DraculasTheme.mid
Julian Sawyer: "I wouldn't expect it to be."
Meier Link: "Taste the blade... of the Sword of Darkness."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link moves like the wind, and slashes Tetra diagonally. 80 dark damage.
Aribar winces as he hears the name of that sword again.
Meier Link: "You are all weak and pathetic... like those people who put you at my mercy."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link goes to stab Aribar. 160 dark damage if that hits.
Aribar survives... Just barely. "I shall NOT be defeated by you again!"
Metal Man (GM): He then goes to Wolfman.
Meier Link: "Hello again. Miss me?"
Wolfman: "Not really."
Metal Man (GM): He then fires a column of darkness into his face.
Wolfman attempts to avoid the columns.
Metal Man (GM): Lucky you... you only take half damage. 50 dark damage. Then, for his final attack, Meier Link merely charges up, glowing with energy.
Meier Link: "Just try to hit me."
Aribar hrms... He fires an Ice Elemental Blast followed by a Fire Elemental blast to see if that effects Meier before his third action. 105% Ice, 105% Fire.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him... he barely winces.
Meier Link: "My my, you've gotten more powerful from experience... just what I expected."
Aribar: "...Fire!" *The elf sends another Fire Elemental Blast Link's way.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes the damage again. However, he doesn't show it physically. Now
VG scans Meier Link... he doesn't recall how tough eh can be, and he wants to see if he can back it up. scans in TEXT MODE.
Smash Dex: "...Error. Extremely limited data returned."
Meier Link: "You of all people should know that I've been on the wrong end of a dex before."
VG: "So it's been a while. Why don't you just chill out instead?" *Ice block throw.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit him.
VG: *15% ice... frozen if he can be.*
Metal Man (GM): He's frozen... but then... the ice cracks... and he breaks out.
VG: "Alright, you don't need to chill. Have some beer then." *Bazooze-ka fire.*
Metal Man (GM): That attack misses him. He gracefully moves out of the way.
VG: *Done* "You don't like?"
Meier Link: "My mind cannot be controlled by mortal drinks; I cannot digest anything but blood."
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Alright... I'm probably not gonna hit him, but what the hell) *Julian jumps high into the air and comes down on Meier Link's head with his hand, trying for a Face Wash(Next attack depends on this...)*
Wolfman: .oO(At least I can't be drained of blood)
Metal Man (GM): You hit.
Julian Sawyer: *After slamming Meier Link's face into the dirt, Julian lets loose with the kicks, shooting off a double Beatbox Luckies the 10*
Metal Man (GM): You'd notice that his face actually damaged the dirt when they collided. And... two more hits.
Julian Sawyer: *Crit.*
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link isn't poisoned. Studies suggest vampire flesh is actually more poisonous than poison itself.
Julian Sawyer: *Good thing he's wearing gloves, then.*
Meier Link: "You remind me of Sky High... why? I don't know."
Tetra revives. "I'm getting tired of you now."
Julian Sawyer: "I need to read up on that guy, 'cause I keep hearing about him..."
Tetra blasts the ground under Meier Link with missiles, hoping to send the vampire into the pure waters of Zora's Domain.
Metal Man (GM): Damage from the missiles?
Julian Sawyer: "...Vampires can fly, I think..."
Metal Man (GM): You hit the ground. It begins to fall in... Meier Link walks onto stable ground.
Meier Link: "You are clever, but I am too fast to be done in by the dirt. The same thing was used to kill me the first time, after all."
Wolfman starts off the traditional way... with beam saber swords dancing.
Metal Man (GM): You do hit him, though.
Wolfman then goes for a smashing left hook at -1 accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him again.
Wolfman uses his final action to... well, defend in a unique way. He jumps into the pure waters itself! (just rebought a Zora Breather for the record, just in case the reploid thing didn't work) He wants a different vantage point with this guy.
Metal Man (GM): You leap into the waters.
Meier Link: "Intelligent of you... something the others lack. Here is a trick Zio taught me."
Wolfman: .oO(Me? Intelligent? But I don't have a working intelligence chip yet!)
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link suddenly bursts into flames.
Aribar gives an idea from Wolfman's display... Suicidal, but it may work...
Metal Man (GM): ...Then he incinerates himself. the flames fly out in all directions, threatening everybody but Wolf. For everybody but Wolfman.
VG hopes to duck in time.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar, Julian, and... not Tetra take 500 fire damage. The reason? Tetra blew two luckies on it. However, that means Tetra had to bail into the water.
VG barely avoided it?
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah, VG evaded it as well.
Julian Sawyer: *Obliterated.*
Metal Man (GM): VG also bailed into the water.
VG also has a Zora Breather.
Metal Man (GM): The burning skeleton left behind then gruesomely regenerates.
Meier Link: "Impressive, don't you think? Oh, right... the only alive people are underwater."
Aribar is burnt and on the ground, but gets back up... "Uuuhg... If I'm going down, I'm taking you with me!"
Metal Man (GM): Note: If you lose all of your lives here, they do not mess with the EXP from the previous stuff. Aribar: Still on fire. Near a ledge, yes.
Aribar starts charging towards Meier and tries to bull rush him over the edge, which would probably take Aribar over as well. The elf tries to hang onto Meier and ignore the pain of the flames.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: Who needs checks? They eat the drama. You tackle him and knock him backwards into the water. *SIZZZLE* That looked painful... the water burns him like acid ..However, he climbs out, not dead.
VG watches Meier get... well, burnt...?
Meier Link: "I... have more resistance to that than I used to."
VG: .oO(He fought here last time, and yet the water hurts him... err... slightly)
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: That action-thingy took up your full turn, regardless of whether or not you lost your last life.
Wolfman: .oO(There must be a reason why he chose this battlefield...)
Metal Man (GM): The defiant and now ANGRY Meier Link looks like he's up to no good.
VG notes the fire attack... now is a good time to try this out. He downs some Chaos Fluid that he made. He suddenly becomes very... well, liquified.
Meier Link: "There is no end to the strange things Questers can do."
Metal Man (GM): VG: You can now morph like water.
VG decides to morph into the pure Zora water... if at all possible.
Metal Man (GM): You disappear into the water.
VG will swim a little aways to get a different position... while still being able to reach the platform next round. (how much AC for this again?)
Meier Link: "Even beneath the water, I can hit you."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/Nintendo/nes/c3stg9.mid Meier Link raises his sword, into the air ..The water floats up into the air with VG... stops about 20 feet up into the sky.
VG ends up floating...
Meier Link: "Now, I commend thee with your tactics... but nothing can stop you from your fate."
VG is tempted to spit water onto him to damage him right now.
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link hurls his cave outward, causing three fireballs to fly at Wolfman. Wolfman: Three SPD checks.
Wolfman hopes his Fire Tunic will help if these fail... He swims out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): Well, you were actually sitting in the dry riverbed. Good thing you leaped out of the way, though; the fireballs exploded, causing that part of the riverbed to collapse.
Meier Link: "Come and fight me, if you dare."
Aribar: "Pyroclasm!" *The elf fires three Fire Elemental Blasts at Meier Link... 105% Fire each, 315% Fire total.*
VG: .oO(Wait... the water hurt him... and yet Aribar is using FIRE?!? I must be the only smart one here right now or something...)
Meier Link: "Why do you use that against me? I just incinerated myself to damage you."
VG: .oO(...even he agrees with me)
Aribar: "'tis all part of the strategy, my good Meier... Just building up with weaker spells before I unleash my strongest ones!"
Metal Man (GM): Tetra is sitting in the riverbed, alongside Julian and Wolfman. I'll just have all three of you attack simultaneously now. That is, Wolfman, Tetra, and Julian.
Wolfman will first swap weapons to the Laser Pistol.
Tetra: "I... am... tired... of... you!"
Wolfman then jumps towards a river bed wall, WALL JUMPS off of it, and attempts to get in the floating water. (2 jump checks?)
Tetra fires off eight photon shots at Meier Link, from his position in the riverbed.
Wolfman will midair jump if need be.
Julian Sawyer: *Decides to use a spell that he had put into his gloves a while back: Cheap Shot! Julian then rushes towards Meier Link and tires that double Beatbox again, trying to get the other 5 hits he needs to overdrive.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman flies up into the water, while Tetra hits six times, and Julian hits once.
Wolfman uses his third action to fire once at Meier, and then basically defend by... well, somehow staying afloat or something.
Metal Man (GM): That hit as well.
VG might end up damaging Wolfman with what he wants to do... but we'll see. (okay, time to try this) He first gets onto the platform that Meier is on... will that take an action?
Metal Man (GM): One action, yes.
Wolfman must hit this if he wants his plan to work... he attempts to Grab Meier... to dunk him into the water again. *Once he's dunked in* (16% for the dunk)
Metal Man (GM): You do much more damage to him, again.
Wolfman IMMEDIATELY fires an Ice Block while he's burning in pain in the water... while in pain, he can't summon the strength to break free.
VG will do that.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
VG is still liquefied though.
Metal Man (GM): again. *Hopes Julian is typing a gigantic paragraph.*
Julian Sawyer: *Right then, Cheap Shots, and jumps into the air for a modified Face Wash, which is to say coming down on Meier Link with a falling Dropkick. This happens to be enough to get into Overdrive Mode, which Julian uses by attempting a KO Punch on ML, keeping him in the water.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Tetra takes advantage of Meier Link's new position in the water to attack him. In his anger, he just punches the vampire twice in the face.
Metal Man (GM): Both miss.
Meier Link: "A shame... you could have hurt your fist on my face."
Tetra is struck by clumsiness and misses both hits.
Wolfman fires one shot at Meier, first of all. (Laser Pistol)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman then swaps to the Beam Saber... it's time for the Breast Stroke Dance!
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Meier Link: "You have done an excellent job of hurting me. Unfortunately, you're all about to taste all of your own attacks."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link suddenly starts throwing rainbow-colored sparks off everywhere ..The colors of everything reverses.
Wolfman wonders what Meier is talking about...
Metal Man (GM): INT checks for everybody.
Tetra: *Loses last life.*
Julian Sawyer: "...It's like a film negative..."
Metal Man (GM): No, you won't magically lose your last life. For no reason at all, Magellean flies out of what is revealed to be an X-zone based attack and onto nearby ground. Then everybody else takes 309 damage from the colorful rainbow rays.
Julian Sawyer: "...WTF?!"
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Charles Magellean: "...Open a door and you get flung somewhere else."
Julian Sawyer: *Blasted out of the water and lands, unconscious.*
VG: *Smb2 death.*
Charles Magellean looks to the vampire.
Aribar dies... Last life.
Charles Magellean: "...Oh... HELL... NO."
Meier Link: "...Where did you come from? I did not bargain for this."
Charles Magellean: "You send me right back into the X-Zone. I don't want any part of what the hell all this is about."
Meier Link: "...X... zone?"
Metal Man (GM): Everybody with lives left reappear.
Charles Magellean: "I expected Smithy to kill me and instead sends me into the chaos realm. You expect ...I dunno even know what the hell, and I'm here."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link seems to be... extremely weak, now. That attack used a hell of a lot of power.
Julian Sawyer: *Unless this was a 3-lives deal, GAME OVER'D... AGAIN! Dammit...*
Wolfman and VG appear.
Charles Magellean: "Screw this, I don't want any part of you, Meier Lunkface."
Meier Link: "...I don't want to fight you either. Mainly because all of you were supposed to be dead from that attack."
Charles Magellean: "..."
VG: "You got stronger... so did we."
Julian Sawyer: *Yup, GAME OVER'D.*
Meier Link: "Then this is not the last time... a shame. I was saving that up to kill all of you at once."
Charles Magellean steps back a couple feet.
Meier Link: "We shall meet again."
Charles Magellean: "Oh lord no... not this time. Guys... rush him!"
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link turns into mist and then dissipates.
VG attempts one more Ice Block throw. He misses.
Metal Man (GM): You hit Magellean on the head.
Charles Magellean charges into the lake... and... runs into a wall.
Metal Man (GM): Magellean charges into a wall and is then hit by an ice cube.
VG: "Gah... I can't aim right under pressure... oops."
Wolfman uses the Laser Pistol to hit the Ice Block at the non-Locos parts to melt it quicker.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Wolfman: "You okay Charles?"
Charles Magellean takes out the X-Blaster and aims it at himself.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody who survived gets another 1000 EXP. Magellean: What an ingenious idea!
VG: "Charles, what are you doing?"
Charles Magellean: "Don't have time to explain! Smithy came, sent me and my home to second moon."
Wolfman: "Would you like us to help?"
Charles Magellean: "Gotta go back and save people my friends! Wolf, vg, I gotta go back and stop some of the chaos in the X-Zone. I'll be back. I promise." He charges up the X-blaster and shoots himself. He wonders if the machine will come too since it's at close range.
VG: "Then good hunting, Charles."
Wolfman salutes. He was saluting Locos as he shot himself with the X Zone blaster thingy.
VG was... well, not saluting, but he did take off his hat.
Metal Man (GM): And so, Magellean goes back to the X-zone... somewhere else inside that place, methinks.... The machine comes as well. It's sucked into the portal with you.
Charles Magellean: "Sooo loooooonnnn..."
Wolfman doesn't want to leave just yet... he makes sure that the water goes back to its normal flowing state.
Metal Man (GM): The water floats back into place, and the debris is cleared.
VG puts his hat back on.
Metal Man (GM): After all, the Zora's wouldn't let their water be blocked by a cheap magic trick. The dex beeps again.
Wolfman was about to call HQ... but instead, he answers. "This is Wolfman."
Julian Sawyer: *Still dead, if you haven't noticed.*
Mewtwo: "Hello. Metal told me to call you, but your dexes reported that they were... busy. Who was calling you?"
VG: "Aribar was called out by a friend of Twist Ed by a zora named Kerlai. I somehow got warped in to fight her, and Twist Ed."
Mewtwo: "...I can tell this isn't going to end in a good way."
VG: "After that, we were chased to Zora's Domain, where Meier Link ambushed us. Even with our skill, he took everyone out except Wolfman and myself."
Mewtwo: "Metal was raving and ranting about 'Getting revenge on Twist-ed' for quite a while. ...Meier Link... horrible."
VG: "The UND (or whatever that org is) is still probably going to be after us."
Mewtwo: "I'll warp you back. No reason to leave several unconscious Questers out in the dirt."
Wolfman: "...either way, we've got battered and bruised bodies here, and Zora's Domain is back to normal."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Everybody re-appears at R&R. Mewtwo is there. He closes a communication terminal.
Wolfman: *Warped back.*
Mewtwo: "Dr. Mario. Treat the injured."
Dr. Mario: "Yes-a sir!"
Julian Sawyer: *Warp'd.*
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario takes Tetra, Julian, and Aribar off on stretchers, one at a time. Ah, yes. Locos's item thingy. He promised that, and it shall effect everyone, dead or alive. I believe he meant that, after using all those items... pretend that you never used them in the first place. You get them all back, due to... magic lingering around the Zora, I'd say. Everybody also gains 8000 coins.
Aribar: *Time to levelup...*
Charles Magellean (GM): My promise is that should any and all Questers use items, they are instantly restocked as if you never used them. My offset to no giving EXP or coins I cannot go back on my word on it.
Metal Man (GM): And the EXP and coins I gave were not given by Locos, so his word stands.