Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 197: Illian's Propaganda
Date: 4:49:50 PM, May 10th; 9:34:22 PM, May 11th; 1:44:05 PM, May 12th, 2005.
???: "I must go."
Metal Man (GM): ??? runs off... so do the other Gerudo.
Aribar steps back and mumbles, "This is an insult."
Metal Man (GM): The bag is slowly sinking into the ground.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
VG: "...umm... that bag is sinking, isn't it?"
Julian Sawyer: *Pokes it.*
VG gets out some Duct Tape.
Metal Man (GM): ...Julian suddenly falls through the ground.
Aribar takes about ten steps back from the others.
Julian Sawyer: "AHHH!"
Metal Man (GM): ...But it's still sinking...
VG attempts to unroll the tape and toss it to the bag... hoping for a stick (roll?)
Metal Man (GM): ...VG also falls through the sand.
Wolfman attempts to grab VG before he gets pulled in.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman falls in for touching VG.
Metal Man (GM): The bag is 3/4 sunken into the ground. That leaves... Aribar... and... we have to wait for Julian. Oh, right. Okay, then... The Gerudo comes, back, and looks.
Gerudo: "...Just as a suspected!"
Aribar yells out, "I'm not going to fall for such a silly trap! This is an insult! I've dedicated my life to stopping thieves!"
Julian Sawyer: "I just freaking poked it!"
Digifanatic is still standing...
Metal Man (GM): The bag sinks into the ground. Only Digi and Aribar are above ground.
Gerudo: "That money isn't yours. It's not your business whether I let it sink into the sand."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... it was too suspicious..."
Gerudo: "Only you two can help us. The others shall have to wait!"
Gerudo: "I will have it no other way, unless you wish to be seen attacking us as our buildings sink into the ground!"
Aribar: "And shall they be freed when we return?"
Gerudo: "Yes... unharmed, but... penniless!"
VG can't believe that he's... well, "out' somewhere"
Gerudo: "That's their punishment for being thieves."
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, at least I spent most of my money on badges before we left..."
Aribar: "...Okay. Our leader has told us that the problem comes from a Temple of Sand. Do you happen to know where we may find this temple?"
Gerudo: "Your leader is wise... but the temple of sand is out there."
Metal Man (GM): The Gerudo points out to the rather turbulent Desert Wasteland
Gerudo: "Not even our bravest members would risk certain death... but do you feel that brave?"
Aribar shakes his head. "No, I don't feel brave enough to do it... But we have to do it."
Julian Sawyer: "This is f**king ridiculous..."
Digifanatic: "Well, can't let em down..."
Gerudo: "You should have thought about that before you touched the bag!"
Aribar: "Certainly there has to be someone amongst your tribe that will help us... If not, your village will be destroyed."
Julian Sawyer: "I was curious!"
Gerudo: "Now... you two, shall bravely walk into certain death."
Wolfman and company are stuck somewhere... he attempts to call HQ to try to figure out what the hell just happened, and if he can be warped out. He never liked working with the Gerudo.
Gerudo: "If you are as noble as you say you are... you shall march into the desert!"
Smash Dex: "Error. Communication blocked by sandstorms."
Aribar: "...I would ask if we could have at least some water for the journey or something, but I'd be wasting my breath, huh?"
Julian Sawyer: "Fine! Whatever! Just let me out of this stupid pit!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi/Aribar: The gates to that deadly desert wasteland open.
Wolfman: "...I can't believe this... we try to keep their bag from sinking, and we somehow get trapped and robbed of our coins."
Gerudo: "You shall stay there until your comrades come back!"
Aribar: "..." *The elf sighs and starts towards the gate.*
Gerudo: "If they don't come back... you shall slowly die of thirst."
Digifanatic walks as well.
Wolfman: "Umm... I can't die by thirst."
Aribar: .oO(Only been through a desert once... Hopefully none of the monsters I've faced there will be here.)
Gerudo: "You are lucky; thievery against the Gerudo is usually a crime with the punishment of instant death."
Gerudo: "You will have a small chance of surviving."
Wolfman: "I still want to know how trying to make sure you could get your coins back is considered thievery when most of you guys are thieves yourselves. At the very least, let us know of your customs."
Gerudo: "You touch my stuff, you're stealing it!"
VG is staying quiet.
Wolfman: "That's a bad assumption to make."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Digi wander out into the desert.... http://www.ffdownloads.com/dl/Final%20Fantasy%2010/mp3s/Official%soundtrack/3-09-Scorching%20Desert.mp3
Wolfman: "You need to open your minds more... learn more about the people you deal with."
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the completely hot desert. The wind blows, but you can see your way.
Wolfman: "If anything, don't be so harsh to judge when others have decent intentions... even if they go awry."
Metal Man (GM): There's some sinking signs. They say... 'This way... to the Temple of Sand'
Wolfman: .oO(Are they even listening?)
Metal Man (GM): The viewpoint switches to that of only Aribar and Digi, for now. Your first obstacle is a river of quicksand blocking the path. Your first obstacle is a river of quicksand blocking the path. Your first obstacle is a river of quicksand blocking the path.
Metal Man (GM): The viewpoint is now on only Digi and Aribar. The river is 5 feet wide.
Aribar: "This shouldn't be too hard..." *He tries to leap across the river.*
Metal Man (GM): You leap across.
Digifanatic does so as well.
Metal Man (GM): You leap across as well. Your path is decent... the winds are blistering hot. Digi becomes overheated by the desert. He now gets -2 to AC and -5 to all rolls. He's also rather thirsty.
Digifanatic: "Oh man... this place is crazy. How can they live?"
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly.... ..A man made out of sand appears in the way.
???: "Go no further, or you'll be like burgers."
Aribar: "No idea..." *The elf looks at this new person and places his hand on the hilt of Moonlight. He stops...* "What do you mean?"
???: "Stop now or drop like cow. Heat makes meat. I will make you still. Be stop, good knots."
Aribar: "...Who are you?"
???: "I am he. Me I see."
Digifanatic: "Okay... why are you rhyming the way you are?"
Aribar: "...Do you have a name we could call you by?"
???: "I am Ahsee. Please be away, say like day to night at play."
Aribar: "Sorry, but we cannot. We must go to the Temple of Sand."
???: "Dark lord forbid. Stop your lunatic, kid."
Metal Man (GM): He points his palm at you.
Digifanatic: "What do you say, Ari?"
???: "Sweep, sweep, sweep. Your souls, I keep. You're deep, deep, deep. I keep, keep, keep."
Aribar: "...I say we just try and get past him and con... front him only if needed... Will you stop with that rhyming?!"
???: "Rhyming like binding, mine is something for fine. No I will not, certainly cannot."
Digifanatic: "Oh. That's your punishment?"
???: "Stop now or be cow. I come at you. Be numb."
Metal Man (GM): ??? walks towards you... singing in high pitched rhymes.
???: "Prepare to die, I made a pie... I will eat your eyes!"
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "Looks like this can't be helped!"
Digifanatic: "Okay, this is weird."
???: "I will make you cry!"
Metal Man (GM): He's coming closer. attack at will.
Aribar: "Whirl!" *The elf casts Wind Elemental Blast on the sand man. 105% Wind damage.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I say it's good time to do something."
???: "Why why why? I'm so..."
Metal Man (GM): ...You spin him around..... He becomes a tornado!
Metal Man (GM): He's now flying towards you.
Digifanatic: "Oh, we've blown it now..."
???: "You've shot the gun, take that, with a pun!"
Metal Man (GM): The tornado cannot be procrastinated about. What do you do?
Digifanatic: "Okay, fine."
Aribar: "...Fire Elemental Blast!" *He attempts to make that... THING... Into a glass sculpture. 105% Fire.*
Metal Man (GM): ...It's now a fiery tornado.
???: "I feel the heat! I make you into meat!"
Metal Man (GM): ...It's now breathing fire towards you. Aribar leaps out of the way, while Digi is burnt for 50 fire damage. You two may continue trying stuff.
Digifanatic: "We can't do anything directly..."
Aribar leaps to the right of the flames and tries an Earth Elemental Blast next. 105% Earth.
???: "I burn you! You taste churn!"
Metal Man (GM): It just absorbs that too, now becoming a tornado of magma.
Aribar: "...Oh, come on!" *He just runs away from it.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi: What do you do?
Aribar: "Live and let live!"
Digifanatic tries to run as well...
Digifanatic: "Nothing is working..."
Metal Man (GM): ...You realize it was just a mirage. Which you then shot wind, fire, and earth into.
Aribar blinks and turns about, stopping... "I hate the desert."
Digifanatic: "Oh that is just plain cheap..."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is now clear.
Digifanatic keeps going forward...
Aribar casts Minor healing on Digi twice for 40% healage.
Digifanatic: "Oh, thanks man."
Aribar: "It was my fault... Let us just continue." *The elf trudges forward.*
Metal Man (GM): Welcome to the next leg of your way... there's a sand hill... a very long one. There's some crates laying around.
Digifanatic: "At least I'm the weaker one and more expendable..."
Metal Man (GM): What do you do? It goes downward.
Aribar attempts to go over to the edge of the hill and peer down to see what is at the bottom.
Metal Man (GM): You see a cave at the bottom. A rock cave, surrounded by solid land.
Digifanatic: "No... too heavy and it might break on impact..."
Aribar: "...If nothing else it'll give us some shelter from the sand."
Metal Man (GM): There's only crates at the top.
Aribar: "Should he fall in?" *He hrms...*
Digifanatic decides to try INT checking this...
Aribar tries to push a crate down the hill... The elf doesn't follow.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You decide the only way down is sliding down. The crate slides... it begins sliding the whole way down.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I guess we try sliding and hope we don't burn our butts."
Metal Man (GM): It speeds out of control and explodes at the bottom.
Digifanatic: "Just time your landing."
Aribar: "Uhhh... Hold on, Digi." *He goes to another crate and tries to pry the top open with Moonlight.*
Metal Man (GM): You pry it open... explosives inside!
Metal Man (GM): The lid, however, is large, flat, and square-shaped.
Digifanatic: "Can you disengage the bomb?"
Aribar: "Who would put explosives in a crate in the middle of a desert? ... No, I don't think so. I've little experience with bombs. However..."
Digifanatic: "Ruvyn's trying to plant landmines?"
Aribar tosses the lid to Digi and goes to pry off another lid.
Metal Man (GM): You each now have a lid.
Digifanatic carefully sits on it, kinda like a sled, and starts carefully sliding down the hill. If only he can stay safe on the whole ride...
Metal Man (GM): SPD checks... wheeee!!!
Aribar drags the lid to the end, climbs onto it and sits on it, and tries to send it down the hill.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You're knocked off of your thing... and now sinking! Digi gets to the end safely. The thing rolls down to the bottom... you're stuck on the hill, falling and sinking.
Aribar tries to 'jump' out of the sand... Think of the desert levels in SMB2.
Metal Man (GM): You sink like the Titanic.
Aribar: "...Magic Teleport!" *The elf tries to cast the spell to send him above the sand before he sinks too deep.*
Metal Man (GM): Okay... You warp out, at the last minute. You're now both at the cave....
Aribar: "I hate deserts..."
Digifanatic lands at the bottom and casually boards off on the rocky surface... and is ready to enter the cave "Yeah... we all do, practically..."
Aribar heads inside...
Metal Man (GM): Inside the cave is a dome-shaped first room, with a 12-sided star and a ton of torches that are unlit. The door is sealed shut. Ancient writing is everywhere.
Aribar: "Maybe this is the temple?"
Digifanatic: "Perhaps..." *He tries to see if the Dex can read the ancient script.*
Aribar starts towards the center of the circle.
Metal Man (GM): ...The floor sinks in when you step on it. The door opens... a dead end. the way out slams shut. The torches light ..And an Iron Knuckle marches out, carrying a gigantic wrench.
Digifanatic: "I had a bad feeling about this..."
Aribar: "...Excellent! Well, not really, but this is better than some of the fates I thought could happen to us..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Digi vs. IRON KNUCKLE
Aribar starts charging up Terrorbolt... Then releases the beam of electricity at that possessed armor... Heavy, metal, conductive armor.
Metal Man (GM): ...The armor, seeing as it's all metal and has no organic parts, is not hurt. Instead, it's electrified for the rest of the battle.
Digifanatic facepalms... "Great... I'm stuck with my low ranged moves..."
Digifanatic tries using Microwave at the Knuckle... it's gonna be hard to hit, but it's his only non-electric non-melee range move.
Metal Man (GM): Well, the Iron Knuckle moves like... wait... it doesn't move. So naturally, you hit it for crit damage. You damage it... but it's still looking mean, gigantic, and about to smash something into pastry.
Digifanatic tries it again... probably not with the same luck, but with his limits of ranged abilities...
Metal Man (GM): You hit again.
Metal Man (GM): The Iron Knuckle starts its turn by swinging the wrench at you in an arc. One SPD check! +1 to the SPD check for Digi... Aribar leaps over it... and Digi gets hit by the wrench.
Aribar downs a Green Potion and then stabs the Knuckle.
Digifanatic: *BONK BONK.*
Metal Man (GM): ...*ELECTRICAL FUN* Aribar is healed for the full damage of Terrorbolt. Then he hits the Iron Knuckle. Can't poison it ..The crit miss causes it to swing at you.
Metal Man (GM): SLAM 100 damage.
Aribar dies... Err... Lives.. "Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): The slam also makes the platform beneath you wobble.
Digifanatic tries setting up with a Feinter... see what happens.
Metal Man (GM): Crit. Here's what happens. You don't even attack... you trick it into attacking. It smashes the platform beneath you two. The platform sinks a bit more. Anything for action no. 2?
Digifanatic lobs another Microwave.
Metal Man (GM): *Smash.*
Digifanatic defends again.
Metal Man (GM): For his next turn, he tries to smash Digi into bits. *SMASH* 100 damage to Digi.
Digifanatic loses first life out of six.
Metal Man (GM): Digi is smashed into pieces. Aribar shoots three Magic Missiles, dealing 108. Overheat goes away when Digi respawns.
Digifanatic still doesn't take any chances with the electricity. He uses a Thunderstorm and then a Microwave.
Metal Man (GM): Both of those hit. The goliath then swings at Aribar. I'll say that hit... not that it matters. On this smash, the platform is completely knocked loose. The thing falls in, and disappears down the bottomless pit, while you two leap to the side. A door ahead opens.... *Pause* for now.
Digifanatic: "Well... that was surprisingly short for his appearance..."
Metal Man (GM): I total it at 400.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Charles: You've encountered the cactuar. Dan, a single spectator, watches you. There are three Cactuar to deal with.
Charles Magellean mouth moves like it has a seizure. He's even more angry than when the Thirteen Gentlemen mispronounced his last name.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.ffdownloads.com/downloads/Final%20Fantasy%209/mp3s/OSV/disk1/21_Battle_2.mp3?do=download The Cactuar merely turn to attack you, making their trademark noise.
Charles Magellean snarls with the noise of a horse neighing.
Metal Man (GM): Charles vs. Cactuar
Charles Magellean: "I Keeel you!"
Metal Man (GM): The three Cactuar each do 20 needles on Charles, dealing a total of 60 damage to him.
Charles Magellean only endures the attack. The 'seizures' become worse. He can only think of the berserker term of chop. "CHOOOOPPP chop chop chop chop CHOP!" *SLASH* goes the Onyx Sword!
Metal Man (GM): *WHIFF* goes the Onyx Sword!
Charles Magellean teeth cringes. Black fire burns in his eyes! *SLASH* at another Cactuar!
Metal Man (GM): *WHIFF* at another Cactuar!
Charles Magellean throws his sword into the ground and begins flailing his feet all around. He picks up the sword and goes for a large downward thrust at mr. cactuar three!!!
Metal Man (GM): That attack misses as well. Aaand the Cactuar deal a total of 60 more damage to you with their needles. Your turn.
Charles Magellean: "Ahhh ha ha ha ha haaaaa! DIE DIE DIIIIEE!" *He puts away his sword for the first action. He blindly runs at a Cactuar, slides at it, then his foot gains burninating speed. He hath performed a Falcon Kick!*
Metal Man (GM): ...And the attack misses.
Charles Magellean thinks through his mind and only one thing comes to mind... MUST KILL CACTUAR! "Must... KILL... thrive...*twitch*...NEEDLES!" He attempts a Gerudo Kick at all the Cactuar standing in a line.
Metal Man (GM): And they all dodge that, too!
Charles Magellean: "Skinny Satanspawn!" Geno Boost! (omega lvl; two necklaces)
Metal Man (GM): *Cue the terrible roll of doom* You gain +5 to hit and +5 to AC! Err, wait. With two necklaces... +10 to hit and +10 to AC. The cactuars deal 60 more damage with yet more needles. Your turn.
Charles Magellean glows and smiles sadistically. He shakes off the evil one's needles... "Falcunnnn... KICK!" He gives a spinning cape sound, then Slides at all the evil ones.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Charles Magellean (GM): 40%
Charles Magellean: "Here's the Windup! Eeee-he he he he heeeeee!" *His arm grows hair, winds up... and the pitch! And miss... oh brother.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. So all you do is punch air.
Charles Magellean forms several whirls from his arms, his tongue hanging out. He uses the Geno Whirl on a Cactuar!
Charles Magellean (GM): it hits...
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... no instant death, according to my calculation.
Charles Magellean (GM): 40% damage.
Metal Man (GM): The Cactuars continue shooting at you with their needles for their turn. 60 more damage.
Charles Magellean: "GaAAAAbrrrrrrrrr!" *He goes rearing up to one Cactuar and Headbutts it!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss!
Charles Magellean grabs a hold of Falco's blaster... "Let's see you weedle your way outta this!"
Cactuar: *Cactuar noise.*
Charles Magellean: "GRRRAAAAUUUGGHH!" 10% per hit
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit hit hit hit hit miss hit. 80 damage! That one Cactuar is looking a bit beaten up...
Charles Magellean: .oO(Little bastard's gonna run away... I know it.) *He kneels.* "REFLECTOR!"
Metal Man (GM): They all attack the reflector... and hit themselves instead!
Charles Magellean (GM): "reflects projectiles for +15 or stuns with 10 HP."
Metal Man (GM): Each one takes 35 damage. Your turn.
Charles Magellean: "Here... is where it ends..."
Dan: "Blow dem cacti up, crazeee dude!"
Charles Magellean grabs a hold of Geno's Wand and, charges for one actions, then unleashes it on the second action. "The Geno... Beam!" Â¬Â¬ He fires the beam into the line of Cactuars and they jump outta the way. He kneels and uses Fox's Reflector instead of Falco's.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah. Then they took 50 damage, not 35... anyway... They mindlessly attack the reflector. Ok....
Charles Magellean (GM): 40 it be
Metal Man (GM): They each take 60 damage.
Charles Magellean (GM): Geno boost go bye bye
Metal Man (GM): Your turn; they're looking all worn out.
Charles Magellean grabs G&W's Judgement hammer... he approaches one of the cactuar.
Charles Magellean (GM): Miss?
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... Miss, yes.
Charles Magellean mindlessly tries again!
Metal Man (GM): *Mindless miss.*
Charles Magellean kneels and activates fox's reflector.
Metal Man (GM): Aaaand they all launch needles into it. 40 damage to each of them. Your turn again.
Charles Magellean stomach grumbles... so he inhales!
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Charles Magellean sucks a Cactuar into his mouth. He blumps down, copying the Cactuar's trademark technique... and dealing 20 damage in the process.
Metal Man (GM): You actually wind up eating it, as it dies.
You learn a new ability (Permanent)
Needles: Deals SPD -8 damage instantly to one target.
Charles Magellean swallows his worst enemy. "Let's see how YOU like this!"
Charles Magellean aims at a Cactuar, his face becomes bloated, then blows Needles at one of them, dealing 11 damage.
Metal Man (GM): That one is surprised, but still alive.
Charles Magellean (GM): Reflector mode.
Metal Man (GM): They all attack, dealing 40 damage to themselves. Your turn.
Charles Magellean runs over to one of them, jumps over them and turns into a random stone.
Metal Man (GM): And you miss.
Charles Magellean transforms back and tries again!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, and.....
Charles Magellean (GM): on it's own, it does 40 + stun not sure if crit is also counted or not
Metal Man (GM): Crit is counted, yes.
Charles Magellean (GM): then 80 + stun
Metal Man (GM): It's nearly dead.
Charles Magellean gets into reflector mode.
Metal Man (GM): You notice a mysterious robot walking towards the field, in the background. The single non-stunned Cacutaur deals 40 more damage to itself. Your turn.
Arc: "Arc version 1.10 engaged. Target acquired."
Metal Man (GM): The machine pulls out a laser pistol and calmly shoots Dan down with green line-lasers.
Dan: "Gahhhh!!!" *Is shredded.*
Arc: "Target destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): The machine is humanoid, with rainbow veins. One eye is humanesque, with a red iris. The other is entirely red. It wears a black fedora with a chip out of the rim. A leather buckle is atop the aforementioned hat. It wears black pants, black boots, and an open black shirt. It wears black gloves, which are shiny and leather. And it has dangling, long black hair. It does not engage battle at this time.
Charles Magellean: "A thankful help for ridding this place of one more Dan."
Arc: "Processing acquired data from destruction of target 22340. Fate pattern recognized. Processing possibility of new event."
Charles Magellean (GM): .oO(Seems preoccupied to notice me. Best let it be on its own.)
Metal Man (GM): It then sits there, the muscular-shaped black body pulsing. Well, the veins of it, that is. It scans the remains of that Dan with several red beams. You may continue to finish off the Cactuar. Cactuars. There's two. Ok. Either way. Finish them!
Charles Magellean leans his fist back... then thrusts it forward at the unstunned in the shape of a Falcon!
Metal Man (GM): Close, but no cigar. It turns out of the way at just the right moment.
Charles Magellean goes to the stunned one and Falcon Punches it instead!
Metal Man (GM): ...An even worse miss.
Charles Magellean kneels. Fox's Reflector.
Metal Man (GM): They both attack, and both hit themselves. Cactuar two dies.
Charles Magellean: "Falllcoooonn... Punch!"
Metal Man (GM): *Miss.*
Charles Magellean: "FAAALALLLLLCCOOONNNN... PUUUUNNNCCCCHHH!"
Metal Man (GM): *Miss.*
Charles Magellean (GM): fox reflector.
Metal Man (GM): It goes to attack you.....
Arc: "Target acquired."
Metal Man (GM): It's shredded by green lasers before it can move.
Charles Magellean: "!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos: You gain +50 to max HP and are healed!
Charles Magellean gets out of reflector mode.
Metal Man (GM): Arc then scans it for a quick moment, and turns to you.
Arc: "Hello. I am Arc 1.10. You are Charles L. Magellean."
Metal Man (GM): It reflexively turns its hat around.
Charles Magellean: "I am."
Arc: "My current program tells me that you are missing one moon and one base on that moon. It is my objective to take you there."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmix.com/songs/The_Orichalcon_-_Hells_Marshal(Doom_II).mp3 (Once again, look for the file there and manually click, or download the whole thing so you don't have to keep doing that)
Arc: "Do you accept?"
Charles Magellean: "This one accepts."
Arc: "Follow me. You are not far. Fate has brought you close."
Charles Magellean gets out of Level Cactuar anger... the only level beyond lvl 4."
Metal Man (GM): Arc begins mechanically walking East.
Charles Magellean follows.
Arc: "I do not know who built me. I was programmed to search for the reason of why I was created. I have access to a wide database. All information ever made is in my mind. I can find information on any subject I need, as long as the program mandates its use. I also scan defeated enemies in order to enhance my abilities."
Charles Magellean takes out the book.
Arc: "I have only one attack. None have survived it."
Charles Magellean: "Supernova?"
Arc: "It is called 'Pulse Shredder.' Those who can survive a single hit are soon shredded by continual hits. It gets stronger with every consecutive hit. Only those who dodge it or run upon seeing me can stop it. It is unaffected by armor and moves at the speed of light. The only bottleneck is the speed and accuracy of my movements. Only those who dodge it or run upon seeing me can stop it. It is unaffected by armor and moves at the speed of light. The only bottleneck is the speed and accuracy of my movements."
Charles Magellean would seek some of this knowledge.
Arc: "...There is one last function I must notify you of."
Charles Magellean: "...Self-defense mechanism?"
Arc: "I do not need self-defense. This function supersedes it. I can detect and follow the path of fate. Thus, all of my encounters and plans are set to occur before they happen."
Charles Magellean will just avoid another talk about destiny, setting own person's paths, etc. He just nods.
Arc: "It is your destiny to defeat yourself. Ask not why or how. Fate will show you that in time."
Charles Magellean begins to snicker... then quickly realizes. He nods while saying... "Yeah, that little mega-mack version of myself. I get what you're saying."
Arc: "He is the ultimate villain, to you. It is because you are your own ultimate villain."
Charles Magellean: "Zemus... is my ultimate villain."
Arc: "He is nothing compared to yourself."
Charles Magellean: "Well I am pretty good." *He gloats enough.*
Arc: "It is only to you, but Charles Magellan has more power over you than even Gods."
Charles Magellean: "I doubt tha---"
Arc: "Because he knows everything you do, plus what is needed to outdo anything of yours."
Charles Magellean clears his throat. "Would you know of the prophecy written down by Sardis Mongul?"
Arc: "I am not allowed to see that unless it becomes important. You may tell me, though."
Charles Magellean opens the book of Sardis's journal. "The pages after the eighth page have been ripped out. The pages denote the prophecy. I know nothing about it."
Arc: "Very interesting. Could you give me a quick synopsis?"
Charles Magellean: "Of course." *He reads several clauses...* "I, Sardis Mongul, have been commissioned by Smithy to unearth the secrets to a mysterious land named the 'X Zone.'"
Arc: "The very place we are in..."
Charles Magellean: "It goes on to say he found a black orb which can only be constantly powered by this place... but not electricity. Even a Chaos Emerald was drained of its power... completely."
Arc: "...I am told that the pages that were ripped out would cause doomsday in the wrong hands. We are here."
Metal Man (GM): Arc points... and your moon can be clearly seen, sitting on the ground.
Arc: "A being named 'Sky High' was also seen here. He is on a quest to become a Quester again. A warp has been opened for you."
Metal Man (GM): Arc points to a green portal. A green portal awaits.
Charles Magellean enters the portal.
Metal Man (GM): You reach your home base.
F.A.Y.T.H.: "Welcome back, Charles. All systems are operational."
Charles Magellean: "Other than traces of sky coming here, have there been any attacks?"
F.A.Y.T.H.: "No attacks detected."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...The only thing that we noticed was that... machine."
Charles Magellean: "I'm concerned about the Master Egg, the MMS, and Indalacieo coming this way. Bob, are we prepared for such occasions?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...The machine said he could defeat them himself if they came..."
F.A.Y.T.H.: "A strong field of destiny surrounds 'ARC'.'"
Charles Magellean: "What is the status of the moon?"
F.A.Y.T.H.: "Stable, but stationary. Normal gravity."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "No stirrings of Zemus or the like."
Metal Man (GM): ARC appears.
Arc: "I have seen that you need to get back home. Right?"
Charles Magellean: "To Dimension FY-55. Unfortunately, we have business here to attend to first."
Arc: "What is that?"
Charles Magellean: "Other than the skateboard magician, the massive Ivo Robotnik robot that's 100 foot tall, and the fortress of the malevolent Questers, what causes never ending torment in this world?"
Arc: "...Well, there is... a leader of this world."
Charles Magellean: "...Go on."
Arc: "He is... a being... of utter madness... fear... confusion... and negativity. Records indicate his power being above Kuja or Zemus. This is derived from the suffering he causes."
Charles Magellean: "Kuja I can believe."
Arc: "This is his realm. He can be anything he wants, from Dan to Dark Force. Most of the large terrors are actually projections of his being here."
Charles Magellean: "So we knock one of them down, something else as scary would take its place soon after?"
Arc: "He could just revive them or duplicate them. Like Dan."
Charles Magellean: "And the skateboard is just an illusion as well?"
Arc: "That is another issue. Some of the people are visitors from alternate realities."
Charles Magellean: "Like New York."
Charles Magellean: "...Not much of a choice you're giving me, huh?"
Arc: "I have no reason to. Because I am the leader of this world, and you are talking to me."
Charles Magellean: "You... are him."
Arc: "None other than him. Arc 1.10, created by a programmer who was bored. I gained control of a dimensional warping machine, and created... the X-zone. I was drawn to you because you want something. I work for no one, but I can help you if it serves my programming. I work for no one, but I can help you if it serves my programming."
Charles Magellean: "I seek two things. One: Smithy is still attempting to take control of the X-Zone and is placing me responsible for his failures in the past. I cannot defeat him alone."
Arc: "The second?"
Charles Magellean: "The second I will not bother with, seeing as it involves Indalaceio's board. I have put it behind me, Arc."
Charles Magellean: "Now, to return and rid of Smithy and his empire once and for all."
Arc: "I have given you the power to escape. Fare well. The X-zone sends its... condolences."
Editor's Note: Geez, Arc just proved that Charles wasn't truly wishing to leave despite all his complaints... should have remembered that for later, as Charles always COULD have escaped... and yet didn't.
Metal Man (GM): Arc disappears..... And... *WARRRRP* To be continued!
Metal Man (GM): That ends your X-zone adventures.
Metal Man (GM): I don't exactly have the music for it, but the music here would be the same as the temple in Sonic Adventure. Both of you have fallen into the first, wide floor of the Sand Temple. Everything in the temple is made of sand. There's two doors. One sandy door that's locked shut... And one open doorway behind you. It's eerily calm in this empty place.
Digifanatic: "Okay. Well then..."
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He looks about their surroundings and unsheaths Moonlight.*
Metal Man (GM): It's completely calm. The surroundings are much like a temple of sand.
Aribar: "I guess that's the only way to go." *The elf points to the opened doorway and heads through.*
Digifanatic: "Yes..." *He follows...*
Metal Man (GM): There's a pedestal, and an inscription. It says...
Aribar hrms and reads the inscription.
Metal Man (GM): 'Removing the gem of Oryx will cause all to sink beneath the sands.' The pedestal is empty, indeed. There's nothing else in this room, besides the way back out.
Aribar looks about the room to see if there are any other entrances or exits. "Hrm..."
King Demon sits around at HQ, bored.
Digifanatic: "I have a bad feeling something could happen... Oh well..."
Aribar heads back into the original room. "Well, we know what happened..."
Metal Man (GM): The door is still locked, though.
Aribar: "Now we just need to know who stole this gem."
Metal Man (GM): And there's no way back up.
Digifanatic: "I think I know what COULD happen. Kuja or Ruvyn took the gem, did some insane teleportation or something outta here, and they're gonna try and corner us."
Aribar pokes the locked door with Moonlight to see if they could possibly use brute force to make the door come down.
Metal Man (GM): The door is solid and doesn't move.
Aribar: "...Oh, that sounds like a positively wonderful plan... Hrm..."
Digifanatic: "Think it might be possible? That's the question."
Aribar: "Yes... Let me see something. I'll be back in a bit, hopefully. Teleport!" *The elf tries to teleport to the other side of the door.*
Digifanatic: "Oh kaaaaay..."
Metal Man (GM): You appear on the other side. The door appears locked by some sort of mechanism.
Aribar looks about, and then eyes the mechanism.
Metal Man (GM): Which is accessible from this side.
Aribar: "Bingo..." *The elf tries to see how he activates this thing.*
Digifanatic takes a look around at the mechanism...
Metal Man (GM): Just a STR check to force it open. Digi can't see it.
Aribar tries to force it open then.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Aribar: "Ahh... Excellent. Shall we continue, Digi?"
Metal Man (GM): Now then... this next room is also large. Footprints can be seen, as well as a hole in the ceiling.
Metal Man (GM): The footprints go through one of several passageways,
Digifanatic follows Ari.
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He tries to find out if the footprints go towards the hole in the ceiling, or away from it.*
Metal Man (GM): 8 total passageways... they go away from it.
Aribar: "I think we should follow the footprints to the thief."
Digifanatic: "Okay... one out of 8 shot... I've seen worse."
Aribar downs a Blue Potion and starts after the footprints.
Digifanatic follows again. .oO(Just who could those be of?)
Metal Man (GM): You see what looked like a heavily trapped corridor. It's been blown to pieces by the person with the footprints. A straight path around all the destroyed stuff leads to yet another room.
Digifanatic: "Whoa... who did that?" *He continues on.*
Aribar: "...No idea, but I really hope that it isn't Ruvyn like you said it could be. The two of us would be slaughtered by him..." *The elf goes on.*
Metal Man (GM): Well... you enter a final room, which is orb-shaped. ...Skyhigh is at the end of the room, punching the walls. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ff7choco.mid
Skyhigh: "Let me out of this stinking temple! I stole this shiny rock to help the Questers!"
Skyhigh: "Falcon Punch! Falcon Punch! Falcon... ahhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around to face you.
Digifanatic: .oO(Now how weird is THIS getting?!)
Skyhigh: "...It can't be... you're all dead! That freak said you were!"
Digifanatic: "What freak?"
Skyhigh: "...I died from thirst! It has to be!"
Aribar: "...I've died many times, but never permanently."
Skyhigh: "You can't steal my shiny rock! It's mine! Mine! All mine!"
Aribar: "Now, wait a moment..."
Aribar: "You want to help the Questers, right? By stealing that rock you're HURTING them."
Skyhigh: "...Yes. By stealing the shiny rocks and using them to revive the fighter moves-- Impossible. That inscription said that if I rocked, the world would become sandier. And I rock!"
Aribar: "No, it said if someone stole the rock everything would sink beneath the sands."
Skyhigh: "...You read it backwards! It said that if someone rocked, they'd make everything sandier!"
Aribar: "...Do you need proof we're Questers? If so... Digi, show him your dex."
Skyhigh: "What? No! Of course not!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh points his dex at Aribar.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Wolfman is still stuck in his prison, but he really wonders if he can somehow teleport out of here... he never tried that yet.
Smash Dex: "Aribar. ...Error. Statistics are corrupted."
Digifanatic shows the fallen comrade his Dex. "And Fallen I am no more."
Skyhigh: "Oh well. See? You're Aribar! And you're... Diggy! And... I'm stuck in this terrible cave."
Aribar: "Would you please come back with us to the original room so we can confirm what was said?"
Skyhigh: "Yes, but... ROCKET AWAY!" *Leaps into the roof, hits his head, lands on the ground* "Ow... last time I watch Superman movies..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: You'd feel something hit the bottom of your prison. Then you'd suddenly fall into the chamber with Aribar and Digi.
Wolfman felt something... what the? "AH!" *He and Julian and VG end up falling in...*
Skyhigh: "Woah! I destroyed the ground!"
Wolfman: "I'll say... wha? ...Sky High?"
Skyhigh: "...Wolfman! I thought the weird guy said you were dead!"
Aribar: "...Well... That was dumb, but good, luck..."
King Demon wishes he was there as well, oh well, it doesn't matter I suppose.
VG: "Trust me; we aren't dead."
Aribar: "Wait... Who was this freak again?"
Skyhigh: "Yes he is! This guy... he said you all exploded when the Wily guy blew you up. ...He looked like Wily, too!"
Wolfman: "...which guy? ...anyone remember anyone that looks like Wily?"
Skyhigh: "Let's see..."
Aribar: "Did he say his name?"
Julian Sawyer: "...What the crap is going on?"
Aribar: "Julian, meet Skyhigh... A former Quester."
Skyhigh: "Uhhh... his name is too hard to pronounce!"
VG: "Julian, meet Sky High... one of the craziest Questers during the old times."
Aribar: "...Can you write it in the sand?"
Wolfman: "...is it Ryuvn?"
Skyhigh: "...I'm illiterate."
Julian Sawyer: "...Kay... why does he look like Boba Fett fell into a vat of red paint?"
Wolfman: "...is it Ruvyn?"
Aribar: "...So that means you PROBABLY read the inscription wrong!"
Skyhigh: "But I rock! And... that makes the world sandier!"
Aribar: "Right now you're not helping us like you said you wanted to."
Skyhigh: "Now then... this weirdo has purple eyes. Purple eyes! PURPLE EYES! Black clothes... purple eyes... white hair."
VG gets his Dex out... he attempts to analyze what Sky High says... and will say. .oO(Come on... get a match)
Smash Dex: "...Error: Skyhigh is referring to a classified person."
Aribar: "...Can everyone, Skyhigh included, follow me?"
Digifanatic has a hunch...
Smash Dex: "Order of Master Hand means no one has access to his files."
Wolfman attempts the same thing... he has more power than VG to an extent.
Metal Man (GM): It says the same thing...
Aribar starts towards the room that originally housed the gem.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: All you think of is Wily wearing black clothes and with purple eyes.
Wolfman: "...I'm starting to not like these things."
Skyhigh: "Wait up! Yes! Wait in the sky!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh chases after Aribar.
Wolfman and Co follow.
Digifanatic: "Ughh... Wily with black clothes. That's just plain weird. And don't think I'm telling the truth either!" *He follows the rest.*
Aribar reaches the chamber and points to the inscription.
Julian Sawyer: "...Right then..." *Follows after Aribar... and tries to remember if he's seen anyone matching Sky's description.*
Skyhigh: "The guy... he said the Questers all died, and that... well, they're dead, and that I couldn't help them. I ignored him and bravely stole this stone he wanted!"
Julian Sawyer: *Brain malfunction.*
Aribar: "...Well, we're alive. And look at this inscription... 'Removing the gem of Oryx will cause all to sink beneath the sands.' That's bad."
Skyhigh: "He got mad when I said I was a Quester."
Wolfman attempts to use his own brain... maybe his CPU will be better.
Skyhigh: "...No... that says... 'Rock I, sandier place."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: Whoever this is, he's either Wily or you've never met him before.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
VG: "...either you are illiterate, or you aren't Sky High."
Aribar: "...If I give you 100 coins will you just put it back?"
Skyhigh: "COINS! GIMMEGIMMEGIMME!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh jumps up and down.
Aribar tosses a small bag with 100 coins at the pedestal.
Wolfman: .oO(...Mewtwo, as soon as this mission ends, I want a vacation.)
Metal Man (GM): He sticks the black rock on the pedestal, and takes the coins.
Skyhigh: "There. Now, I must save the Questers who aren't dead yet!"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aribar: "Congratulations! You've just helped the Questers... And we ARE the Questers!"
VG attempts to throw an Ice Block at Skyhigh.
Skyhigh: "After all, while all of you spirits look alive, it's apparent you're all dead. Woah!"
Digifanatic: "Spirits my butt..."
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh is hit by it... but NOT frozen!
VG: "I wanted you to chill out."
Metal Man (GM): Error: Skyhigh cannot be frozen
Skyhigh: "But I'm hot!"
VG: "You are a little too hyper right now to actually help the Questers."
Skyhigh: "But he just said I helped all of you dead people."
Julian Sawyer: "My brain..."
Skyhigh: "Now then. I must go and attack the person with the wooden eye."
VG: "...I think you have been lied to."
Skyhigh: "Do you know anybody with wooden eyes?"
Julian Sawyer: "...I thought you said he had purple eyes."
Wolfman: "It could be two different people..."
Skyhigh: "That guy has purple eyes, but he told me he had a guy with a wooden eye for his partner."
Aribar: "I don't know of anyone..." *He opens up his dex.* "Hello? Mewtwo? You there?"
Skyhigh: "I had no clue what he meant, but if I defeat the man with the wooden eye, I can gain his powers of seeing hallucinations!"
Aribar: "We've fixed the Gerudo's problems and... Found Skyhigh."
Wolfman: "Skyhigh, would you like for me to try to help you?"
Julian Sawyer: *Tries using his brain again to see if he's seen anyone matching that description...*
Aribar: "Can you warp us back to the village? We're kinda trapped here."
Mewtwo: "...Well, according to Metal's plans, Skyhigh is supposed to be who you are to fight Ruvyn with."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: You think of... Wily... Wily... Professor Oak... Dr. Light... Albert Einstein? They all don't match up completely.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Everybody appears in the Gerudo village.
Wolfman gets warped somehow...
Julian Sawyer: "...Whoa, it's like some fusion of history's greatest crazy geniuses..."
Skyhigh: "Woohoo! I'm free! Free as a felon!"
Wolfman grabs Skyhigh quickly!
Skyhigh: "...Gerudo... ... ...please don't eat me." *Cowers.*
Metal Man (GM): Before you can grab him, Skyhigh cowards behind a crate.
Wolfman goes to Skyhigh to talk to him. "...what happened?"
Aribar yells out, "Oh, Gerudo, we're back..."
Skyhigh: "The Gerudo will eat us! That's what the purple-eyed man said!"
Aribar: "The purple-eyed man lied to you, Skyhigh."
Gerudo: "...You appear to have saved our buildings. Who took the stone?"
Julian Sawyer: "...This is f**kin' ridiculous..."
Wolfman: "The one I'm trying to calm down."
Gerudo: "He must die."
Wolfman: "He's mentally challenged."
Gerudo: "He must die."
Aribar: "He's not evil... He was just trying to help."
Gerudo: "He must die."
Aribar: "Is there any way to get around that?"
Wolfman: "...do you know anyone that has purple or wooden eyes? He was instructed by them to 'help' by hurting."
Gerudo: "...We saw such a man walking around earlier. And... how you escaped your punishment is beyond me. Get out of our camp and never come again!"
Julian Sawyer: "We fell into a pit within a pit..."
Gerudo: "We will not hate you for saving us."
Aribar mutters, "Gladly" as he starts towards the Gerudo Valley.
Wolfman takes Skyhigh with him.
Metal Man (GM): A warp to Hyrule field appears.
VG just mutters some curses for the whole money issue.
Digifanatic: "A relief."
Skyhigh: "I must escape! Yes! A warp to somewhere!" *Leaps into the warp.*
VG then follows the others.
Wolfman: "Skyhigh, wait up!" *He follows!*
Julian Sawyer: "...Jebus..." *Follows after the crazed one.*
VG: "Not again..." *He goes after him.*
Metal Man (GM): You appear, in Hyrule Field, opposite of Ruvyn. http://www.ffdownloads.com/dl/Final%20Fantasy%2010/mp3s/Official%soundtrack/2-10-Controntation.mp3
Ruvyn: "At last, we meet again. It appears you have fallen for the trap. I shall now destroy all of---"
Metal Man (GM): Demon would also be warped in.
Digifanatic of course, is also there.
Julian Sawyer: "...And it's this guy..."
Skyhigh: "Hahahahahahaha! Destroy me? You're silly old Ruvyn!"
Ruvyn: "...No... it can't be... I killed you!"
King Demon appears and notices Skyhigh "Wow, what'd I miss!?"
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight. "... Could you please give me back my Dex?"
King Demon: "..."
Julian Sawyer: "Yo Demon... We picked up a new guy who's apparently a guy from way back when."
Skyhigh: "Just like old times! I'm gonna blast you to bits, crazy man!"
Ruvyn: "...You have exceeded my expectations. By bringing the only lunatic who has a chance of beating me..."
Wolfman: .oO(I just don't know what to say)
King Demon: "I see that, Hi sky!!!"
Ruvyn: "...But it doesn't matter. I shall fight all of you, even if you have that maniac there."
Aribar: .oO(If we're lucky they'll kill each other.)
VG: "You sure we can't just get along here?"
King Demon: "Nothing much, we gonna kill someone again?"
Metal Man also appears. "Not kill. Wound until they can't stand up and take them prisoner."
Julian Sawyer: "That guy."
Digifanatic: "Hey Metal..."
Metal Man: "You can't beat all of us. And we'll expose your evil plans."
King Demon: "Oh, nuts, that kinda ruins all the fun..."
Ruvyn: "No... no... you know our plans? This is terrible! And... I can't stop you, because all of you could merely chase me."
King Demon shrugs and prepares to fight.
Ruvyn: "...I must accept my fate."
Julian Sawyer: "And even if you do beat us, we'll just reappear back at HQ!"
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn draws Cala.
Wolfman draws his Beam Saber.
Ruvyn: "I accept your challenge. Consider yourselves a battle!"
King Demon draws a picture cuz he doesn't have a weapon.
Editor's Note: *Rimshot*
Julian Sawyer: *Gets ready for a beatdown.*
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn vs. Questers and Skyhigh the Maniac http://www.ffdownloads.com/dl/Final%20Fantasy%2010/mp3s/Official%soundtrack/3-19-Time%20of%20Judgement.mp3 Now then... one sec.
Ruvyn: "I shall... utterly obliterate all of you..."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn points his sword at Aribar.
Ruvyn: "Earth Shredder!"
Metal Man (GM): He points his sword... and a rift appears in the ground under Aribar.
Aribar tries to leap out of the way. "Never mess with a Jentanian wizard! ... Especially with earth!"
Metal Man (GM): Your leap is fast, but only halves the damage. You take 70 damage.
Ruvyn: "Do not taunt a master of swordsmanship!"
Aribar grunts, near death.
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn spins his sword around, then points it at Aribar. He fires a bolt of pure darkness. Opposed INT checks. Well, he fails.
Ruvyn: "A minor setback. And you, Wolfman... shall regret banishing me!"
Aribar: "Your mind is as weak as your wit."
Ruvyn: *Runs up to Wolfman, and then goes to give him three good slashes.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Or kinda miss him with gusto.
Wolfman just rolls to the side.
Metal Man (GM): He tries for a final stab.
Wolfman: "You need to calm down... woah!" *He gets stabbed.*
Metal Man (GM): 180 damage. He then backflips through the air, back to where he was standing.
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Skyhigh: "That was a card trick of a move! You can't truly think you'll win, like that!"
Julian Sawyer: "Time to test this stuff..." *Dashes towards Ruvyn and leaps, coming down on him with a Face Wash, followed by a double Beatbox.*
Metal Man (GM): ...He just dodges it.
Ruvyn: "I don't fall for such pathetic attacks."
Julian Sawyer: "...Huh?" *Hmmm... change of plans. Julian uses Cheap Shot on Ruvyn(Spell of da glove), and tries finishing this up with a Beatbox.*
Metal Man (GM): How many hits are in Beatbox. First he dodges your spell. Then he dodges one Beatbox... and is hit by the other two hits. Erm, other two attacks.
Julian Sawyer: "That's impossible!" *But goes with the beatbox.*
Ruvyn: "Not even spells can hit me--oof!"
Julian Sawyer: *EXPLOSIONS.*
Aribar: "Chaos Control!" *He uses the power of the Yellow Emerald to put himself in Chaos Control, and then uses his remaining two actions to cast Jolt and then Magic Missile on Ruvyn.*
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn leaps out of the way of Jolt, but is hit by the Magic Missile.
Skyhigh: "What? That's not how you do it, cheater! This is! Ultimate... mega... ultra super duper ball of death!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh charges up a GIGANTIC Shadow Ball and blasts Ruvyn with it for 150 damage.
Ruvyn: "Argh! Accursed... attacked by my fellow cheater."
Skyhigh: "Don't worry... I'll fight cheating with... cheating!"
VG still wants to know what's going on... alright, time to chance it. scan in voice mode.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Metal Man (GM): The dex starts listing ???s out of control. It then stuns VG.
VG feels stunned by the missing information.
Metal Man (GM): Thus, VG misses his turn for trying to scan dirty Mc. Cheater.
Digifanatic decides to start with a Super Mario Punch, seen as how the original idea of Fire Lunge and/or probably won't work.
Metal Man (GM): Super Mario Punch hits. Regardless of the roll.
Ruvyn: "No! Not another Melee Move!"
Wolfman takes a note of what he said.
VG could attack... maybe... with his Reflector, even though it's not the same.
Digifanatic does a Fire Punch to get some damage and hopefully that 8th OD Gauge point.
Metal Man (GM): The fire punch misses him.
Ruvyn: "You can't hit me with that!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, this is screwed up...)
Aribar: "...It appears as if melee moves hurt him."
Digifanatic: *Not willing to take the chance of being hit while in OD, he defends for this last action.*
Wolfman first teleports back into the field for action #1 He then attempts his variation of his melee move... SWORDS DANCE! (let's see if I can pull it off; on Ruvyn)
Metal Man (GM): One good hit.
Ruvyn: "Nice move... but you lack expertise."
Wolfman rears his left hand backwards, and attempts to unleash a SMASH PUNCH at -4 accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): I'll leave that up to the roll. You hit him, smack dab in the chin.
Wolfman: "You were saying?" *BOOP* (60%) *Done.*
Ruvyn: "...I'm going to make you regret thaaaat!"
King Demon launches a 4 fireball barrage at Ruvyn.
Metal Man (GM): Two fireballs hit; he dodges the other two.
Ruvyn: "Ahhhh! Worthless fireballs."
Metal Man (GM): Two hit, two miss. That's it. New round.
Ruvyn: "Now then... it's time to teach you a lesson!"
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn takes out his transformer... and presses the button.
Wolfman: "Oh brother... guys, get ready for the Koopalings!"
Metal Man (GM): *Morph* He turns into....
Julian Sawyer: "The who?"
Metal Man (GM): Nyev, the weird sniper freak?
Nyev: "Hahahahahaha! Now I can mess with you via your smash dexes!"
Metal Man (GM): Nyev presses three buttons.
Aribar: "...Just how many Transformers DO you have?!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's HP is cut in half.
Wolfman: "...since when did you become Nyev instead of Lemmy and Iggy?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman suddenly does Swords Dance on himself for his entire next turn.
Aribar is healed then I think...
Julian Sawyer: "Who the frick is Nyev?"
Metal Man (GM): And Digi will then attack Julian with Super Mario Punches for his entire turn, regardless of the melee move restriction.
Wolfman will somehow end up... hitting himself?
Nyev: "Ha ha ha!"
Skyhigh: "I'll teach you to control people with their smash dexes!"
Nyev: "What are you going to do about it? Get kicked out again?"
Skyhigh: "Yes! I mean... no!"
Nyev: "And I have... well, three transformers and a doubler or two."
Julian Sawyer: "This is f**kin' ridiculous..." *Charges at Nyev or whoever and launches into a double beatbox again, and finishes up with a breakdance sweep into handstand kick AKA Breakdown.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll all the attacks as normal.
Nyev: "Hah! I'll take care of these attacks!"
Metal Man (GM): Nyev pulls out his sniper rifle and wildly shoots back at you, in some attempt to hit you ..Crit miss to a wonder crit hit... Let's see... First attack: QUADRUPLE DAMAGE Second Attack: Julian takes 10 damage. Third Attack: Let's see... neither person hits. Fourth Attack: Julian hits. Fifth Attack: Double damage. Sixth Attack: Julian hits. Seventh Attack: Julian hits. Eighth Attack: Julian hits. So... first two beatboxes deal the equivalent of 7 hits. ...No, eight hits. Then both Breakdance attacks hit. So, basically, he wildly misses Julian while being beaten up.
Nyev: "I knew I should have hidden somewhere and sniped at you instead!"
Metal Man (GM): 537 damage.
Metal Man (GM): The transformer breaks. Nyev explodes, and he turns back into Ruvyn.
Ruvyn: "No fair! You broke my alter-alter-alter ego!"
Julian Sawyer: *SPLODED!*
Julian Sawyer: "Well, that's what's great about Magitek."
Aribar: "Deluge!" *The elf casts three Ice Elemental Blasts on Ruvyn for 315% Ice damage.*
Metal Man (GM): All three elemental blasts are frozen solid and crumple to the ground... But Ruvyn also crumples to the ground. Skyhigh uses this time to blast him.
Aribar: "What the...?"
Skyhigh: "Eat melee moves, punk!"
Metal Man (GM): He hits Ruvyn with a Falcon Punch, A Jetpack uppercut, and then a Shadow Ball. 105 damage.
VG hopes his items can help Sky High He attempts to give Sky High a Metal Cola and an Energizer.
Metal Man (GM): *Glow.*
Skyhigh: "Woohoo! I feel super-strong!"
Metal Man (GM): He'll take his extra action on his next turn.
VG goes into Reflector Mode for action 3...not as powerful as the traditional one, but it should still do something.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZT* Digi is forced to Super Jump Punch Julian as much as possible by his Dex.
Digifanatic: *X ACC GONE.*
Julian Sawyer: "OOF!" *Forgot to mention that he OD on the serious rocking of Nyev's face.*
Digifanatic tries to do something real insane, if even legal: tries to STR (?) check as to go against his will to OD.
Metal Man (GM): You can try. But it won't take an action. You get a high roll... you won't go OD until next round.
Julian Sawyer: *Ducks that one.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian has no coins, unfortunately.
Julian Sawyer: "OUGH!"
Metal Man (GM): So you can't really steal them.
Digifanatic's turn ends.
Metal Man (GM): Then that's what Julian takes... plus it does the normal OP sapping thing.
Julian Sawyer: *Argh! Down to 4 OP...*
Wolfman is lucky he has a high AC for this...
Julian Sawyer: *And 36/100*
Metal Man (GM): So you hit yourself once, then wind up attacking yourself twice more. It's a good thing Nyev got blasted. Because otherwise he'd be forcing people to destroy themselves a lot. So then, Wolfman: Two more attacks of your choice against yourself. I meant from the crit misses. You can even use attacks that heal yourself.
Wolfman then only lost 30... He will do the impossible; he will attempt to jump... onto himself for one crit miss.
Metal Man (GM): Roll for it... XD *Wolfman leaps into the air and lands on his own head for jump damage.*
Wolfman does it again. He lands on his feet this time.
Metal Man (GM): The weirdness wears off.
Wolfman: "...umm... what happened?"
Ruvyn: "Nyev used your Smash Dex to make you kill yourself. Unfortunately, that punk blew him up... I'll have to put him back together again someday."
Wolfman: "I didn't die though."
King Demon launches a couple fireballs at Ruvyn for starters. He luckies the second one.
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn dodges them both, and goes to hit you....
Metal Man (GM): ...He suddenly falls on the ground, unconscious. A dark presence floats out of his body.
VG doesn't get out of his Reflector form just yet...
King Demon: "Darn, and I didn't even get to finish my... turn!?"
Wolfman: "What the heck?"
Metal Man (GM): ...It's Shadow Link. He looks around, confused, then dissipates into mist.
Aribar: "...He was possessed?"
VG NOW comes out. "...apparently."
King Demon: "That... was different."
Metal Man: "I guess so... and that whacking knocked the possession out of him. Well, we've saved Hyrule, killed Shadow Link, saved Gerudo village, made Kuja look bad, and make the UND look bad."
Metal Man has a video camera.
VG: "Should we freeze him to take him back, or will that not be needed?"
Aribar: "...What's that for, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Wanna watch the video we're broadcasting as of... now?" *He presses a red button.* "Just drag him. I don't think he's evil anymore."
VG said that before broadcasting, BTW.
Wolfman and Veeg help with the dragging.
Metal Man: "Okay then. We better get back quick, to see the broadcast!"
King Demon helps drag Ruvyn along.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Everyone is warped to R&R.... +600 EXP for everybody +4000 coins for dealing with Ruvyn Now... for the video! The video comes on, showing the Quester logo.
???: "This is the Toad Town News. This just in: UND leave Hyrule to be destroyed by Kuja."
Aribar watches the video, but doesn't pay attention... He's too busy thinking about a certain evil caster.
???: "Top secret documents show that Kuja possessed Ruvyn with Shadow Link to destroy Hyrule. He'd then brainwash everybody into asking for his help, and take over."
Wolfman watches the vid, along with Veeg... who for some reason, is on top of his head again.
???: "The UND saw the situation, but like the cowards they were, fled."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture of them fleeing while Ruvyn blows stuff up.
???: "The Questers also saved the Gerudo Fortress from sinking under the sands, and put back the archaeological find, the Oryx stone. So, in conclusion... the UND are nothing but cowards, and Kuja was plotting to take over Hyrule. Remember, the Questers are the only OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED people to protect this planet. Report any sightings of Kuja's men or the UND to the police!"
Wolfman turns to Metal...
Metal Man (GM): It then shows 'WANTED' posters for Kuja, Twist Ed, Kerlai, and the Badger.
Wolfman: "That's a little excessive, don't you think?"
???: "This has been Toad Town news."
Metal Man (GM): It ends.
Metal Man: "Well? Doesn't matter. I've got them now! Those evil people, thinking they're us... they're now common criminals."
VG: "You think after this is over, we can go after the Gerudos that took our money?"
Aribar: "I've a question about Kuja, Metal..."
Metal Man: "No... we can't hurt innocent Gerudos! We must focus on saving Termina."
Aribar: "Kuja and Ruvyn were linked by Transformer, correct?"
Metal Man: "Yes. But this document shows that they delinked..."
Aribar: "...Then now that we have Ruvyn... Isn't---... Oh."
Metal Man pulls out the now mass-distributed secret document. "That was his safeguard. He does, however, now have one useless transformer and a broken one, and one for Lemmy and Iggy."
VG just wants his money back......
Metal Man holds one of his hands to his right ear.
Aribar: "...What's the next mysterious step you have?"
Metal Man: "Step? What mysterious step?"
Aribar: "...What are we going to do now?"
Metal Man: "Oh, right. Our next step will be to get the ingredients for the Slytock killing potion."
VG: *REFUND: 1/3 duct tape (out of a whole roll now), 1 Metal Cola, 1 Ice Block, 1 Energizer.*
Metal Man (GM): 600 coins for VG.
Metal Man: "Those fools already don't know what hit them. The UND will now be the target of Ivan's own military operations."
VG: "I still don't think we are done with them yet though... And wait; where did Skyhigh go?"
Metal Man (GM): You see Skyhigh, sitting on the man-eating couch.
Skyhigh: "I forgot why this was in a glass case... it's so comfy... ahhhhh!!!"
VG sees Skyhigh... wha?!?!?
Wolfman turns to Skyhigh...
Metal Man (GM): He leaps out of the couch before it can eat him.
Wolfman: "...welcome back Skyhigh."
Skyhigh: "...I never liked Transylvanian couches... Some day, we should return this to Dracula."
VG: "I can do that right now, actually."
Skyhigh: "I'm sure he'd like it... upside his head!"
Metal Man: "Ehhh... but nobody has seen Dracula."
VG gets out his Item Teleporter... and taking Skyhigh's idea, he attempts to teleport the Man Eating Couch to right underneath Drac's coffin/bed/where he sleeps.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The couch disappears to places unknown.
Skyhigh: "...It should get there, eventually."
VG: "I can't do this all of the time, though. They are expensive to buy... I only got these because I somehow was able to summon them during a time of need."
Wolfman: "At least we don't have to deal with that couch anymore."
Metal Man: "Well, I must go plot out the next mission. We'll need to continue looking good." *He walks off, to his office, chuckling.*
Wolfman sends 1000 coins to MH.
Charles Magellean (GM): To whoever is still standing in the Big Room....
VG is there... Wolf is there... unsure of the rest.
Aribar would be.
Charles Magellean (GM): The TV picture turns distorted.
Wolfman: "Wha? Did anyone change the channel?"
Aribar looks up. "... No... Hrm..."
Charles Magellean (GM): It turns worse and worse unto the point of the white static background.
Aribar: "...Maybe the station has some technical difficulties?"
VG: "Must be that time of the year again..."
Charles Magellean (GM): The 'signal' starts to come in again.
Aribar: "See? There we go." *He gets up and starts to leave towards his room.*
Charles Magellean (GM): The signal isn't from the TV station.
Metal Man runs in, and looks at the TV.
Charles Magellean (GM): ...It's a silhouette.
Aribar stops and looks weirdly at the TV...
Metal Man: "...So it wasn't just my television..."
Wolfman: "Any idea what it is Metal?"
Metal Man: "Unauthorized broadcast, I think."
Charles Magellean (GM): The background behind this silhouette is dark, an unknown location.
Metal Man: "Not that it matters. No one will trust a pirate television broadcast..." .oO(Note to self: Destroy television transmitters of the UND. Or... Kuja?)
Charles Magellean (GM): After moments of silence, the silhouette speaks.
Metal Man: .oO(Or... ...whoever that guy is.) *He seems confused. He's written 'Destroy Television transmitter of...' on his notepad.*
???: "The Questers... take care of Quester affairs." He makes a 15 second pause.
Metal Man: "Aha!" *He calls up Ivo.*
Metal Man: "Turn off all the power!"
Charles Magellean (GM): The signal fades away.
Ivo Robotnik: "...Wha?"
Metal Man: "...Wrong number!" *He hangs up.*
Charles Magellean (GM): It becomes the snow signal again.
Metal Man: "Oh well."
Charles Magellean (GM): The TV station is back to its broadcast.
Metal Man: "I mean Ivan, not Ivo. Whoever said that... he's next on my target list!"
Aribar heads off to his room then.
???: "I suppose they mean business don't they."
Metal Man: "Who said that? They might mean business, but we have Ivan on our side."
Wolfman: "Will Ivan be enough?"
Metal Man: "If he isn't, we have all the smashers and Hyrule."
Lumis Dongthar enters from the eastern set of the room where a purple portal disappears... he's limping.
Metal Man: "And Doopliss. Well, well, well. I think I remember you from somewhere. What is it you want from us, exactly?"
Lumis Dongthar: "I came for Charles Magellean."
Metal Man: "...Well, I wish I knew where he was. Last time we saw him, he went to the X-zone. ...Oh! Oh! But... there's something we got from his smash dex."
Lumis Dongthar: "Enough." *He moves forward a bit, but with a limp in his left leg.*
Wolfman vaguely remembers this guy... Veeg's a little nervous.
Lumis Dongthar: "Ahh... I see that some of you remember me."
Metal Man: "Do you want Dr. Mario to fix your bum leg?"
Lumis Dongthar: "You were no match for my power when I wasn't even at full strength." *He looks to Metal.... He extends his arm, and begins to clinch his hand. Metal begins to choke, and is raised into the air while Lumis raises his arm.*
Mewtwo: "I am sorry, but you cannot choke staff members."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo raises his arm... and decides to do the same to Lumis.
Lumis Dongthar: "You would know well to not mock the Dark Sorcerer..." *He releases Metal.*
Mewtwo: "You are a guest here, Dark Sorcerer, or not."
Digifanatic has Leveled Up to 19...
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo releases Lumis, even though there's not too much of a chance it did much than annoy him.
Lumis Dongthar shakes his hand a bit...
Metal Man: "Yeah. Save your choking for when we're not trying to be nice."
Wolfman just watches this.
Lumis Dongthar: "They have their agenda. You Questers have yours..." *He extends the limping leg... he points at the leg, making the leg make loud... and disgusting bone modifications. He is done with the bone modification. He puts his leg down, it being better than before.* "...And I have mine."
VG ...well, kind of ducks, looks away, and almost feels like he wants to gag.
Metal Man: "Well then. We didn't even know you cared anymore, so we just decided to leave you alone. Unless you have something wrong with us trying to defeat the UND and destroying Kuja."
Lumis Dongthar: "Like I said... you have your affairs... ...And I'm sure Kuja would not mind seeing me again." *He chuckles softly.*
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn wakes up, from the floor. He looks at Lumis.
Lumis Dongthar: "Charles had shown me a plane of existence known as the 'Elite Battle Nexus'. I wanted to thank him for showing me such a place of... immensely powerful people."
Wolfman: "What makes you say that?"
Ruvyn: "Ugh... ...how odd. I'm here... I'm looking at him, and I have a splitting headache."
King Demon: "Welcome back Ruvyn."
Lumis Dongthar: "Vengeance. For what I did to him when he and those other Gentlemen tried to overpower me. Since Charles is not here... I will be --- Ahh... there it is."
Metal Man merely nods at Lumis. "Go ahead and fight Kuja; we just want him gone."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo merely watches.
Wolfman also doesn't know what to say... Veeg is a little disgruntled with the whole bone thing.
Editor's Note: Well, it is his own leg. I don't see what the matter is, except with how gross it was.
Ruvyn: "Kuja... he was controlling me. How sad."
Lumis Dongthar: "Kuja seems stronger here than when I fought him at my palace. I want nothing to do with him unless he comes to seek me out." *He looks around a bit... then looks towards a wall.*
Garrick Fy`aar steps into whatever room the others or in, looking mildly surprised at all the... stuff... and people...
Metal Man: "Well, then that's up to Kuja."
Lumis Dongthar: "I was beginning to wonder if my senses were also damaged."
Wolfman turns to Ruvyn. "...are you alright?"
Lumis Dongthar steps into the wall... he searches...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what's going on?"
Ruvyn: "I was hit by an eight-hit punching and kicking combo, after being hit by various ether-based attacks. Do I look alright to you?"
Wolfman: "...alright; sorry I asked. You know that I was never good with tact."
Metal Man: "If you want something, we can just show you to it... as long as it isn't anything too important."
Metal Man (GM): Oak would be seen, working on badges.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...is somebody going to fill me in on what is going on or not?"
Ruvyn: "Oh, look. Resident grunt, looking to shoot people."
Wolfman: "Right now, I think the majority of us are confused."
Ruvyn: "Please shoot me before he tries to overpower me with his plastic guns."
Wolfman: "...is that sarcasm?"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly turns to look at Ruvyn.
Ruvyn: "Well, what else would you expect. Praise?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you, buddy, need to calm the hell down. Since when did I come in and instantly point a barrel at your head?"
Wolfman: "Social skills are still a work in progress with me."
Ruvyn: "I could make a slide reel of such instances which would cross the planet twenty times. Maybe not me, but everyone else, including Metal."
Metal Man (GM): He flicks a picture of Garrick pointing his gun at Metal casually onto the floor.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...just who the hell are you, then?"
Ruvyn: "I've been here since the early days. It was just that the Sword of Darkness and Kuja wanted me so much, they brain washed me. Now that I'm back, though, with Mr. Sky High, we might as well make our home here again."
Lumis Dongthar comes back from Professor Oak's lab... holding something.
Ruvyn: *Gets up, despite being heavily injured.*
Metal Man: "What's that, you have there?"
Lumis Dongthar: "I believe this is was a trip to here worthwhile." *He holds... a Chaos Emerald.*
King Demon shrugs, he's lost.
Metal Man (GM): ..... Lumis would notice a puddle dripping from the ceiling.
Wolfman: "Hmm... I recall a strange blue creature looking for those. ...and I think he's back."
Metal Man: "...Uhhh... there's some water dripping on you, Mr. Emerald thief."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And you said you didn't have tact, Wolf..."
Metal Man (GM): A whole puddle lands on his head.
Wolfman: "Not much."
Metal Man (GM): And then forms, is gooey hands touching the emerald. It's Chaos. And it has two emeralds of its own.
Lumis Dongthar: "Ahh... I see you've returned as well. Tell me, how was the Desert?"
Wolfman: "...How did you know about its desert trip?"
Metal Man (GM): It merely grunts. It can't really talk.
Lumis Dongthar: "We met. I became connected with its mind."
Metal Man (GM): However, it wants that emerald.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you know, maybe you should give it that emerald before it decides to tear your head off."
Lumis Dongthar more than willingly lets go of the Emerald.
Metal Man (GM): It takes the emerald, and integrates it into its skeletal system. It's now Chaos 3.
Lumis Dongthar: "I had no need of the Emerald anyway."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, we're all happy then, aren't we?"
Wolfman then remembers... .oO(Does Aribar have an emerald?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Now, you mind telling me just what the hell is going on, Metal? Two old Questers returned and Locos' brother?"
Aribar would be in his room right now reading his spellbook if that matters...
Metal Man: "All we need is a clown."
Lumis Dongthar looks to Ruvyn... and smiles. "I suppose you want to say something? He mentioned you as well."
Ruvyn: "Well, you can play with emeralds and puddles, but I'm really not in the shape to talk to someone with your powers. You might decide to magically launch my head into the horizon."
Lumis Dongthar: "You know me all too well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I would suggest you go get the good doctor to heal you up, friend."
Ruvyn: "Well, at least I don't have a gun at my head seconds before Lumis punches it off." *Walks towards Dr. Mario's office.*
Lumis Dongthar: "Now, before I somehow grow weaker by the presence around here, I would like you to know that I merely wanted to observe the emerald."
Metal Man: "Oh. Observe it? Didn't know..."
Lumis Dongthar extends his arm outward... his palm facing the ceiling... he starts to gather power to the focal point of the palm...
Metal Man: "...Of course, now that Chaos has it, and you seem to know it well, you'll probably be able to observe it a lot."
Lumis Dongthar starts to generate something from his hand and chant an incantation. *A shockwave from the palm sends some of the Questers richoeting to the ground. The process is complete.*
Metal Man: "...And what was that for, exactly? Randomly knocking things over?"
Lumis Dongthar: "...A new emerald." *He fills some of his own power into the new blue emerald.*
Metal Man: "You just created a chaos emerald??!?!?"
Lumis Dongthar: *It looks like the Blue Chaos Emerald, except filled pulsates with purple.* "Wrong. A Dark Emerald, filled with my power. I nearly needed a 'sample'. Goodbye."
Metal Man: "Oh. A dark one. Well, that's entirely different... see you."
Lumis Dongthar points to the right of him. A portal appears. He enters... and leaves with mist dissipating.
Metal Man sighs, then goes off to his office for more plotting.