Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 198: Lashiec's Lesson
Date: 7:29:13 PM, May 13th; 7:02:48 PM, May 14th, 2005.
King Demon goes into the holoroom.
Garrick Fy`aar is in the Big Room, by himself unless Mewtwo is there. He's looking through some files on the computers there.
King Demon sighs this place is deserted! goes to the cafeteria
Garrick Fy`aar stares up at the main screen, typing some stuff in. The clacking noise of fingers on keys echoes throughout the room "...I wish Kuja would do something already..."
King Demon notices the cafeteria is deserted and goes to the big room.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...computer, where is Kuja as of now?"
Mewtwo: "This is merely suspense on Kuja's part."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to Mewtwo.
Mewtwo: "While the UND is threatened by this, Kuja is likely to have shrugged it off."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm surprised you're telling me this."
Mewtwo: "Well, I thought all the Questers knew? It's an accepted fact that Kuja takes nothing seriously. He threw away Ruvyn like garbage after using him for an incredibly complex plan."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I guess I should say, I'm surprised you've kept me on as a Quester."
Mewtwo: "We need every person we can get. Of course, Metal could do more field work, but that's... unbefitting of some leaders."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs "...hey, Mewtwo. After Kuja's gone, could I apply for a vacation?"
Garrick Fy`aar sighs, glancing back at Mewtwo "Would you lighten up for once?"
Mewtwo: "It is not in my nature."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You'd be surprised what a little witty banter could do for a stressed mind." *He does a search of the various lands, looking for anything out of the ordinary...*
Metal Man (GM): You see a whole lot of balanced variables. Things are slightly wrong in Kuja's lands, but nothing of notice could be picked up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...is there anything that we know of the new Saga lands that could help in the upcoming battles that you know of Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: "What little lands there are from that place are deserted."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I feel like we should be doing something. Could we go do some relief work at some destroyed town or something? Bring food? Clear up a damn for water? Help rebuild?"
Mewtwo: "About all we have is a single... mission open."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I don't like that hesitation. Alright, what is it?"
Metal Man (GM): Images go up, showing.... ..The remains of the Quester Hunter HQ, in Termina.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...the Quester Hunter headquarters?"
Mewtwo: "That place is the most forbidding of them all. It also is in another dimension. The problem is, we got a distress call from there... we don't know who or what it is."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...sounds like a trap."
Mewtwo: "A trap? Nobody's left to man that place."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Or it might be a prisoner... released from the explosion..."
Mewtwo: "The entire place exploded, thanks to Zio's own portal, long ago. So it's militarily useless, save for a last-chance place to hide."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, if it's just one person, I'll go myself."
Mewtwo: "Whoever wants to join you may come, but I leave that up to you. We can't warp anyone in once you've been sent... it's a lot of energy to send you there."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...computer, send a call out for any Questers who are available." *He glances to Mewtwo * "Better safe than sorry."
King Demon: "Am I allowed on this mission?"
SIMBER: "A non-critical mission is available."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you wanna come. ...and since no one else is addressing the call, I guess it's just you and me."
King Demon: "I'll go, I've run out of things to do around here!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Come on." *He heads for the warp room.*
King Demon goes to the warp room as well.
Metal Man (GM): The warp is open. It's a black Warp Pipe.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Make sure you have everything."
King Demon: "... why is it I get a bad feeling when I see BLACK warp pipes?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm going to make a quick run to the shop." *He goes to do some quick buying.*
King Demon cant think of anything he needs to buy, so he takes a seat near the warp pipe to wait for Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar walks back in, looking completely the same...
King Demon looks left, looks right (which side?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, I'm set. You ready?"
King Demon: "Set enough."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Okay then." *He leaps over the lip of the pipe and hops in.*
Metal Man (GM): *Warp Warp Warp.*
King Demon hops in.
Metal Man (GM): *Warp Warp Warp* After a swirly ride in which it feels like you spun in circles 300 times, you're... dumped onto the ground from a cracked warp pipe.
Garrick Fy`aar grumbles from the rough ride as he gets to his feet, glancing around...
Metal Man (GM): You're on the front path, in front of the gaudy granite mess that was once Quester Hunter HQ. It's all black granite, intermixed with broken factory equipment. The front door hangs open and slanted, rusty and dented. Two pillars without any ornamentation are on either side of the entryway path.
Garrick Fy`aar presses a switch on his Mark 5, switching into his HEXS armor and glances toward the messed up door. Not bothering to see if Demon is following him, he heads forward and kicks open the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door turns into dust when you touch it. However, you manage to get inside....
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, that was simple..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a set of concrete steps, leading into a sort of cave formed out of the fallen-over slabs.
King Demon goes inside He goes down the steps cautiously.
Metal Man (GM): A few bits of light filter in through the mish-mashed and burnt slabs.
Garrick Fy`aar leaps the twosome, heading into this makeshift cave "...hello? Is anyone down there?"
Metal Man (GM): All you hear are echoes. You can see debris everywhere. Factory machines, skeletons, and dried blood.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Mark 5, do you have a lock on the distress call?"
Smash Dex: "Distress call... just died."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I've got a bad feeling... alright, can you point me to where it was?"
Metal Man (GM): Shadows are everywhere. you can't see things regularly.
Smash Dex: "The distress signal was too weak to pinpoint. It resonated throughout these ruins. A map has been made, though."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex shows a sort of map. It shows that you're in a wide, rectangular room. With one exit on the left, one on the right, and one straight ahead.
Garrick Fy`aar glances over it through his contact lens view screen. He moves to the left path...
Metal Man (GM): You find a vertical door which slides open for you.
King Demon produces flame on his hand to light up the area.
Metal Man (GM): This area has... a shredder, and a crane, and a conveyor belt. All are heavily damaged by various fallen granite slabs. There's no exit here. It's totally demolished.
King Demon: "Great, now where do we go?"
Metal Man (GM): You hear something fall and crack.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...anything, Dex?" *He turns to the noise.*
Smash Dex: "The area is totally destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): ...It was a pile of granite settling.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's try the right way."
Metal Man (GM): There's some broken granite in the pile.
King Demon walks over to one of the granite piles.
Garrick Fy`aar glances over to the pile King is at... maybe... "...lifesign in that pile, Dex?"
Smash Dex: "The pile is devoid of organic matter."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Come on, Demon. Let's try the right path." *He heads to take the right path back in the main room.*
Metal Man (GM): This place is unnaturally still.
King Demon looks around one last time, looking for an exit before going with Garrick back to the main room.
Metal Man (GM): One of your steps sinks a bit... the granite floor appears to be decomposing as well.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's hurry this up."
Metal Man (GM): The right path's door also opens, making the same loud *SHINK* noise.
Garrick Fy`aar quickens his pace.
King Demon runs through the doorway.
Metal Man (GM): This next room is a large, factory-style conveyor belt area... completely destroyed. There's also an old shop, with a burnt out 'SHOP' sign. And there's... a bottomless hole to nowhere. There's also two more exits. One dead ahead, and one left. You can also investigate the shop, the hole, or the conveyor belt ruins.
Garrick Fy`aar picks up a spare bit of rubble and chucks it down into the hole...
Metal Man (GM): ...You never hear it hit bottom.
King Demon shrugs and kicks open the door to the shop.
Smash Dex: "That hole is where Alys sacrificed herself to destroy Zio's soul. It is an infinite pit that stretches to infinity."
Metal Man (GM): The shop is old. All the stuff has decomposed into dust.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...could it be possible that she's still down there?"
Metal Man (GM): There's two dead vending machines and a cash register.
Smash Dex: "That hole instantly kills anything that falls into it. It literally sucks the life-force out of living things."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...pity... if we could use anyone, it'd be that Alys girl..."
Smash Dex: "Alys's true death was actually elsewhere... later."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...keep talking." *He checks out the conveyor belt while the Mark 5 fills him in.*
Smash Dex: "It is assumed Kuja killed her somewhere else at an unknown time or place. He kept it secret."
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt is full of junk parts, including a metallic arm that has congealed oil near it, and a bunch of old, rusted-out mechanical parts.
King Demon smacks open the register, hoping to find some easy money.
Metal Man (GM): ...The cash register turns to dust.
King Demon looks at the dust... apparently not.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I wish I knew her."
Metal Man (GM): Things seem extraordinarily weak here.
Garrick Fy`aar makes to stay away from the hole as he checks out the room that's straight ahead.
Smash Dex: "The explosion destabilized most of the objects. It instantly vaporized the room where it originated."
Metal Man (GM): That room happens to be a wide-open room, with several massive skeletons, and a torn-apart elevator. Several metallic grates are shoved around.
Smash Dex: "This room was destroyed by Alys before it collapsed from its 50 story-tall height to down here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...good lord... she must have been powerful."
Metal Man (GM): There are no exits to this room; the elevators were used to enter and exit before the room fell down here.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what skeletons are these?"
Smash Dex: "Slogzillas. Gigantic, dog-like creatures that featured armor plating and 10-foot tongues. They ate Questers whole."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...my god... she took out ALL of these?"
Smash Dex: "The Questers killed one or two, but she is responsible for killing several of them. The explosion destroyed the rest."
King Demon leaves the shop and goes through the remaining door.
Metal Man (GM): Demon: You're now in a room full of monitors, keyboards, and dead computers.
Garrick Fy`aar moves after Demon, looking into the computer room.
Metal Man (GM): There's piles of dust, and vaporized paper.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...no power, I guess?"
King Demon checks the computers to see if there is any way to power up the computers.
Smash Dex: "This is the room Kuja used to control everything from behind the scenes. The power generators were vaporized."
King Demon: "Beats me, that's what I'm looking for."
Garrick Fy`aar looks for disks, motherboards, anything that might hold information.
King Demon: "Figures... I wonder, could the red star be used to power them?"
Smash Dex: "All of it was erased from electro-magnetic pulse."
King Demon: "Bah, nevermind."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a computer keyboard fall down for no reason.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's check out that final path." *He heads back toward the main room, heading for the final straight path.*
King Demon turns tot he fallen keyboard "Did you do that?" *He notices Garrick has already left the room* "Great..." *Follows Garrick*
Metal Man (GM): As you head towards it, you continue to notice... an ongoing energy... one of hatred, destruction, and sadness... which seems to possess this place. Many boastful plaques said 'The Quester Hunters are immortal!' and 'The Questers shall be crushed beneath our feet!'
Garrick Fy`aar slows his fast walk to a slow one "...to think... this place was filled with our enemies..."
Metal Man (GM): All of these plaques mean nothing, seeing as the entire area is basically filled with skeletons and dead machines. The final path has the skeleton of some sort of... thing... laying on the ground. An item combiner rests, cracked and destroyed, nearby.
Smash Dex: "That is Ultima Weapon Gold. It nearly killed all of the Questers."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...nothing."
Metal Man (GM): There's a pile of rubble that leads upwards.
King Demon picks up the container. "Maybe this will be useful if we can get it fixed?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "The combiner? Oak already has one."
Smash Dex: "That is the evil version. It made that monster."
King Demon: "Oh..." *Tosses it at the skeleton in frustration*
Metal Man (GM): It splinters into many pieces off of the still-invincible armor.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Ultima Weapon Gold... Dex, anything in this room?"
King Demon: "Doesn't look like anything's here!|"
Smash Dex: "A signature was detected above the staircase."
Garrick Fy`aar glances to the staircase, he's guessing it'd be in this room, and heads for it.
Metal Man (GM): ...The final room is unlike all the others.
King Demon goes up the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): It's... cylinder shaped, with the ceiling turning into a dome at the top. A Circle-shaped thing is carved into the floor.
Smash Dex: "The portal actually melted into the floor."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...portal to where?"
Smash Dex: "Hell."
King Demon: "Hell!?"
Smash Dex: "Zio attempted to summon something from there, but wound up blowing everything up instead."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Satan?"
Smash Dex: "...This is bad. Calculations show that it should be activated... now. Even without power, it continued to open..."
Metal Man (GM): The circle in the floor suddenly glows with black energy.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...not good."
Metal Man (GM): Ancient runes made of light appear on the band. It begins spinning. Cracks of dark energy flow through the ancient granite.
Garrick Fy`aar places a hand on the handle of his weaponry, ready to draw at the slightest notice...
Metal Man (GM): The way out is blocked by a wall of black energy.
King Demon: "Nothing good can come from this!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm guessing we can't get a comm signal out of this room?"
King Demon: "When CAN we get a signal when we need one?"
Smash Dex: "The room is sealed tighter than Fort Knox."
Metal Man (GM): A portal forms appears in the floor.... Dark mist flows out, and goes up to your ankles. A bolt of lightning flies out of the hole and hits the ceiling.
Garrick Fy`aar draws his guns, the M150 in one hand, the STAT in the other...
Smash Dex: "...The distress signal is back... And it's coming from that hole!"
King Demon: "That's not good..."
Metal Man (GM): The energy continues to increase. Apparently, it's hard to link to hell from Termina.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Can you lock on to it???"
Smash Dex: "It's coming from the hole itself. Anything beyond the hole cannot be seen at this moment."
Garrick Fy`aar: "..." *He glances to Demon.*
King Demon: "Is this an outgoing or incoming hole?"
Smash Dex: "Incoming. The one Zio triggered three years ago."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what do you say, guy? Shall we go to hell?"
King Demon: "Been there done that, bout time for another one!"
Smash Dex: "...The portal used to be two-way, but the way in is actually underground. Unless you like digging."
King Demon: "Well, that takes care of that..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, in that case, we wait it out..."
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly... something rises from the hole.
Garrick Fy`aar raises his weaponry...
Metal Man (GM): First, a wildly white-and-black flashing thing flies out and through the ceiling, not making a single hole in anything... it moved too fast to see. Then... the second thing puts its... arms... or hands... on the rim, to drag itself out. It's... Bill Gates. Just kidding! Just one moment ...It finally gets out of the hole. The dark mist surrounding it makes it hard to see what it is.
???: "Free at last! My work has not gone on in vain."
King Demon: "... and WHO are you?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Depends on what your work is, guy."
Metal Man (GM): A man, who looks much like Zio, is revealed when the mist clears. http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/genesis/ps4/images/Monsterpics/lashiec.jpg
???: "It has been thousands of years before I have seen light again. Who do I see in front of me?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "And maybe a thousand more. Who are you? You answer mine, and I'll answer yours."
King Demon is behind (I think) him.
Lashiec: "Who... who am I? I am Lashiec, true ruler of Parma!"
King Demon: "Parma!? never heard of it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...maybe it's a weird name for 'Hell'...oh well."
Lashiec: "...It does not matter. No matter where I have been summoned, it will be my duty to enslave this world."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Enslave the world, is it?"
Lashiec: "Now... I believe you summoned me?"
King Demon: "Enslave!? I don't think so!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...excuse him, he's my... assistant."
King Demon looks at Garrick and shrugs. (this could be to our advantage)
Lashiec: "This is very strange... the last time I was summoned, it was to get revenge. Where am I now?"
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his guns quickly "You are currently on a planet called Nintendus."
King Demon grumbles something about showing Garrick "assistance."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And you, my friend, have been summoned at the wrong time."
Lashiec: "Ha ha ha. There is no such thing as 'The Wrong Time.'"
Garrick Fy`aar: "You might be surprised."
Lashiec: "I have waited thousands of years for this... the final revenge on Lutz."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right now, I'd like to ask you a question."
Lashiec: "Ask me... a question? How did you summon me in the first place?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Erm... I... didn't?"
Lashiec: "You did not summon me? Get out of the way. You are meaningless to me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Look, to be honest, I meant what I said about the wrong time. The person who summoned you has long since forgotten that he tried to summon you in the first place."
Lashiec: "Regardless, I will find him."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You wouldn't last very long out there. There is someone on this planet who is much, MUCH more powerful than you."
King Demon: "You sure it was this particular... person he was trying to summon anyway?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I can tell that right now."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec brusquely trips Garrick with his staff and starts walking away.
King Demon: "Oh..." *Looks for a way to shut off the teleporter*
Lashiec: "Dark Force is eternal. He will revive me if I die again."
Metal Man (GM): The teleporter is dead. In fact, it looks like it fried itself.
Garrick Fy`aar moves to his feet, draws his M150 and pointing it him...
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec continues walking away from you.
Garrick Fy`aar fires a single shot just to the left of his head.
Lashiec: "This place... it reminds me of someone... but who?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Zio."
Metal Man (GM): He is hit... but he barely even notices. He turns around to you.
Lashiec: "Zio? Sounds like an interesting fellow."
King Demon: "Yeah, 'cept for he's dead..."
Lashiec: "However, attacking me was the wrong thing to do."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Now, tell me. Who are you holding in that place you just came from?"
Lashiec: "That is the darkness of eternal damnation. I hold no one there."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Someone is in there."
Lashiec: "You, however, may find yourself a visitor there..."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec points his staff at you. A lightning blast instantly knocks you over for 50 electric damage and stun.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Go ahead. Attack me. After Zio and Kuja, I've seen quite a lot to not be scared of you."
Lachiec: "I have no time to fight with fools."
Metal Man (GM): He then turns to walk away while you're stunned, clearing rubble as he goes.
Garrick Fy`aar growls as his suit automatically injects a cartridge of Able Juice into him, the stun lifting straight away. "...is it Alys??"
Lashiec: "I don't know who you're talking about."
King Demon steps in "I'm afraid that we can't allow you to leave right now"
Lashiec: "Then you may find yourself in places... no one wants to be."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Buddy, we're Questers. We've been in several places no one wants to be. I've done volcanoes, under sea cities, caves, dark locations, mansions, castles, bases, the X-Zone..."
King Demon: "And I've been to hell and back... literally."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Name your poison, bucko."
Lashiec: "It won't matter. If you're sealed away for a thousand years, you will be hopeless to stop anything I do."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec begins glowing. He creates... a portal.
Smash Dex: "...That is one of his attacks. 'Another Gate.' It opens a gate to another dimension."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you won't last, Lashiec."
Lashiec: "Very well then."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Now that your here, you're under the Quester's mercy. Sooner or later, if you have evil intent, you will face us. And you will lose."
Metal Man (GM): *BONUS BATTLE* Questers vs. Lashiec
Lashiec: "Immortal power that flows through my veins... destroy them!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon, Garrick: INT checks. Garrick avoids, while Demon takes 70 damage from the interdimensional pull.
King Demon: "... ouch..."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec becomes surrounded by blue energy. Then he fires a Thunder Halberd at both of you. Garrick and Demon, respectively. 50 electric damage and stun on hit.
Garrick Fy`aar uses a free action to see if he can get a scan on this guy... He is healed by his suit, and rid of stun.
King Demon still lives, I think.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec
Ancient King of Parma
Another Gate: INT check. Targets take 10((Number from crit check) - (current roll)) in damage. Affects all.
Thunder Halberd: d20+15. 50 electric damage, insta-stun.
Possession: Control one person for one action.
Reinforce: Halve damage from the next attack.
FYI: Reinforce counts for one action of attacking.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...King, get a hold of Mewtwo, tell him we need back up... and a lot..." *He spins his guns up and unloads on him. One action of STAT shots and two actions worth of regular, armor piercing shots.*
Wolfman has just finished cleaning the floors of the Stadium... he needs something new to do. He hopes to now be able to help the Questers.
Metal Man (GM): Okay, which action of stuff comes first?
VG just washed the windows.
Metal Man (GM): He's hit only once. And takes half damage.
Lashiec: "What a pathetic attack."
Metal Man (GM): He's dazed and poisoned... not that it'll effect him too much. The other attacks, well... He takes 3 armor piercing shots.
Wolfman and Veeg attempt to call Mewtwo to see if they can help; Stadium chores are done.
King Demon tries to get Mewtwo on the Dex. "Hey Mewtwo, we could use some help here!"
Mewtwo: "...It might take a lot of energy, but my readings indicate... adverse events."
Metal Man (GM): VG appears on the battlefield. VG: Your SPD?
Mewtwo: "You'll have to contact me again to get another person in."
King Demon contacts Mewtwo again with the same message.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman appears.
VG gets a look around... what the heck?
Wolfman also gets a look... oh sugar.
Mewtwo: "Just contact again if you need any more people. I'll try to find some more volunteers."
Lashiec: "This display of idiocy is not amusing in the least."
Wolfman attempts to dance with this guy to see how tough he can be.
Metal Man (GM): All miss.
Wolfman: *Crit miss.*
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec then nails Wolfman with a Thunder Halberd...
Wolfman: .oO(Way to go, Klumsy)
Metal Man (GM): *KA-BOLT.*
Wolfman is NOT Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): 50 electric damage and stun.
Wolfman gets stunned.
Laschiec: "You call that sword-fighting?"
Wolfman: "I'm a little rusty."
Metal Man (GM): And so, Wolfman is stunned mid-turn. New round.
Lashiec: "I shall never let you survive."
Metal Man (GM): He summons that portal again... INT checks for everyone. Let's see.... Wolfman takes 190 damage. VG takes 140 damage. Demon takes 60 damage. Garrick also takes 60 damage.
Wolfman: *SUPER BOOM.*
King Demon is deadish I think.
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Demon is dead. Lashiec then launches another Halberd attack at Garrick ...He's got the luck of the Irish! *BAM* 50 electric damage and stun. Then he casts Reinforce on himself again.
Garrick Fy`aar is hit, but is healed and fixed of stun "At this rate, I'm going to be out of items soon..." *He fires one action of regular shots at him first action.*
Metal Man (GM): You deal... Normal, normal, then 1/2 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar THEN blasted him with an implode, cutting his HP in half... hopefully...
Metal Man (GM): ...Laschiec laughs as the attack bounces off of him and hits Garrick back. Garrick's HP is sliced in half.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...da... damn..."
Lashiec: "I am a master of darkness, not some implodable idiot."
Garrick Fy`aar injects a Energizer into himself... and that's it.
Lashiec: "You will die a dumb death for defying me."
VG first arrives via Subcon door. He then contacts Mewtwo: "Mewtwo, we need major help, NOW! You might think I'm crazy, but send in Sky High if possible!"
Mewtwo: "...Sky High? No. I have a better idea." *Presses 'Quester Recall' button.*
Metal Man (GM): Tetra is suddenly dumped into the battle.
Tetra falls on his face. "Ow... why am I here? And where is here?"
VG: "...you aren't Skyhigh."
Lashiec: "The spot where I shall kill the quixotic Questers."
VG: "Mewtwo, let's try this again. Send us Sky High!" *Third action.*
Tetra: "Sky who?"
VG: "Long story."
Mewtwo: "...I'd rather eat my hat than send in Sky High."
VG: "Then send in... Mario!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Metal falls in.
Metal Man: "...Ow..."
VG: "...never mind."
Tetra: "Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mr. VG." -_-
VG growls... he wanted Sky High to help; he's so untraditional that it might have been the edge we could have used.
Metal Man: "I was busy plotting the doom of the UND, and I'm interrupted to fight tall, dumb, and bad hair style?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Six of us... heh."
Tetra: "Quick question. Who's the big guy with the halberd?"
Lashiec: "I must have been summoned to destroy all sources of stupidity. I am Lashiec, true king of Parma."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He's called Lashiec. Apparently, Zio summoned him, but then forgot, and he just showed up out of the blue right now."
Lashiec: "Master of the Dark Arts, Slave to Dark Force."
Tetra: "I see. What say we send him back where he came from?"
VG: "Why don't you become a praised poet instead?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Metal, there's someone in that void he came from... someone good. Someone that has access to a Quester distress signal."
Lashiec: "Because I am too bitter to be a peaceful poet."
Metal Man: "So THAT'S where my deathmachine went!"
Tetra holds his hand up and an iris opens in his palm, spitting out a small grenade.
Metal Man: "Thanks for finding it. I was afraid I lost it somewhere. It all makes sense now... I dropped it while fleeing from the explosion."
Tetra throws the grenade at Lashiec, spraying out poison.
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec is already poisoned. Unless there's any damage, you just spray him with purple goo.
Lashiec: "Why must you attack me with pathetic purple gel?"
VG: .oO(...we're doomed)
Tetra: "Don't worry, it'll come out with regular detergent. But bulletholes won't!" *He fires four photon shots at Lashiec.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss miss.
Tetra: "He's fast..."
Lashiec: "I've been practicing for over 5,000 years."
Tetra ends his turn and now turns toward Metal. "I heard how you humiliated Kuja and the UND at Hyrule. You know, Metal, you're seeming more and more like Kuja daily."
Metal Man: "What? I don't know what I'm doing here."
King Demon revives for one action He then tries to flame punch Lashiec for his sceond.
Metal Man: "You're Grunty, then."
Metal Man (GM): It looks like you'd hit him, until he ducks out of the way.
Tetra: "Play dumb. I don't approve of you humiliating the UND like that. They're not evil, just trying to protect their home."
Metal Man: "I'm not evil, just trying to protect the Stadium."
Garrick Fy`aar: "In case you haven't noticed, now is NOT THE TIME TO BE ARGUING!!!"
Metal Man: "And guess what? I'm winning, the UND is learning that being vigilantes are illegal, and Kuja is... mildly miffed."
VG: .oO(...who is the maniac again? Me, Metal, or Tetra?)
Wolfman teleports onto the field for action 1 He then fires his Howl Buster... three shots worth.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sega/genesis/Ps4-Laughter.mid <-- Background music
Tetra: "I still can't agree with your methods, Metal. But I suppose I can help you against this guy."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec decides to possess you into attacking VG with Swords Dance.
Wolfman gets his shot... but then somehow turns... towards VG... sword out...
VG: "Um... Wolfman? Umm... you okay? HELP!"
Lashiec: "Destroy him!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, VG can do what he wants during that crit miss. Whether he chooses to attack you back or heal you his his choice.
VG needs to snap Wolfman out of this... Grab to dunk hopefully.
Metal Man (GM): The weird chain of events ends. Wolfman may continue his turn, if he has any of it left. Yes. You do.
Wolfman calls Mewtwo: "Mewtwo, I think we'll need any help. Think Mario or Link can come down?"
Mewtwo: "There's nothing left... except for me."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo appears on the battlefield!
Wolfman: "You mean the Smashers aren't going to fight?!?!?!?"
Mewtwo: "I shall assist you personally. I am a smasher. What did you think I was, a stuffed animal?"
Tetra: "So tell me, Metal. Did you and the others summon this guy up in your idiocy too?"
Wolfman: "...you get the point. Where are the others? I'd figure you'd want them to go before you."
Mewtwo: "Doing their fighting as usual. We're out of power to warp anyone else in as of now."
Wolfman: "..." *He has an anger level... on a scale of 0 - 10, it's at 9.5*
Metal Man: "No, according to my sources Zio summoned this guy 3 years ago. We stopped him... but his spell kept on working anyway. And now Lashiec is living again, and out to enslave Nintendus... Regardless of what we could have done."
Metal Man (GM): My turn!
Tetra: "... I see. I can't help but wonder, though..."
Metal Man: "Take this, you... weirdo!"
Tetra: "Was it really just Zio's spell or did some outside force help the summoning complete?"
Metal Man uses Crystal Healing on VG, healing him for 25 HP and curing status effects. He then attacks Lashiec with two Ice Slashes.
VG turns to Metal, and nods in his direction.
Metal Man (GM): Miss and hit. 20 ice damage to Lashiec.
Lashiec: "You shall all be destroyed by my powers."
Metal Man (GM): The portal goes again... INT checks!
Metal Man takes 50 damage.
Metal Man (GM): 30 damage to Wolf, 40 damage to VG. 60 damage to Garrick. 180 damage to Tetra.
Tetra is destroyed by the portal.
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec possesses Tetra and causes him to use a Poison Status grenade on Garrick. Oh, right. Then he controls VG into using a bazooze-ka on Garrick.
VG fires it on target... *Garrick: you are drunk and confused.*
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec gets a good laugh out of that, then uses Reinforce on himself.
Garrick Fy`aar gets knocked on his ass... groaning... "...heyyyyyyyyyy... what the hell was that?"
Lashiec: "It's nice to have a little fun on your expense."
Wolfman saw what happened... even though the situation is serious, he does find it a little funny.
Garrick Fy`aar slowly sorta wobbles around... "...oh yeah... bad guy... gotta shoot, shoot gotta.... ...*HIC*..."
Metal Man: "...He looks almost more delusional than I am."
VG: "Remind me to buy more for the next big party."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick attacks himself!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whoooa... that's a BIIIIIG barrel...*BAM BAM BAM BAM*..."
Metal Man (GM): ...You don't hit yourself. Which is bad. Because you're now still confused!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Whoo!" *He spins around stupidly...*
Metal Man (GM): Target: Me.
Metal Man: "...Why are you looking at me like that? I didn't eat your bagel! Lashiec did!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...HEY! METAL! WHAT'S UP?!?!" *BAM BAM BAM BAM.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit.
Metal Man: "OW!"
Metal Man (GM): Yup... three hits.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...yep yep yep... thhaaaaat's a goodin'..."
Metal Man: "...VG, next time a bazooze-ka is fired, it better be at Lashiec. Because my cape has holes in it!"
VG: "I couldn't help it; I was possessed!"
Metal Man: "At least he got tired of attacking me. That was getting old..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hey! Hey Wolfy Wolfy dolfy doofy doody..."
Metal Man coughs up a bullet.
Wolfman: "...VG, don't get him drunk during battle!" *He only gets hit by that first one... but MAN, it's a doozy.*
Metal Man: "...Ahhhhhh!" *Ducks while Garrick takes down Wolfman.*
VG: "Sorry about that."
Wolfman still has some health... but not much.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...HEY! Lashoo..."
VG is tempted to get him out of it... nah; it's too funny. He will instead start using items: Metal Cola for Metal, and Fried Egg on all good guys.
Garrick Fy`aar just sorta strolls over to him, leaning against the wall and very exaggeratedly kicks his foot up.
Tetra's corpse is heald for 12 HP... but nothing happens.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Lashi... Lashery... Lashioo... what's your name again?"
Lashiec: "My name is VG. And I'm out to steal your shiny gun."
VG: "...I didn't say that!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Nah no no no no nope nopers... VG is mushroom head... YOUR... uhhh... Lashi... Lashiiic... Lashiec... THAT'S IT!"
VG then... well, out of spite, throws an ICE BLOCK! (yes, did badge trading OOC)
Metal Man (GM): Well, that misses whoever you threw it at.
Garrick Fy`aar: "LASHIEC! So, Lashiec guy dude... WAAAAAAAAAASS UUUUUUP?????"
Lashiec: "Well, you. Well, you're doing a good job of destroying my foes."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah! I'm gooooooood, aint I?!"
Lashiec: "Very good."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yep yep... hey... look out! It's the BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG KITTY!"
Mewtwo: "You guys will have to take care of Garrick. I'll concentrate on Lashiec."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Give him a ball of yarn! He'll make it fly around with his FACE!!!" *He cracks up laughing, rolling on the floor.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo launches four Shadow Balls at Lashiec. *BAM* *BAM* *BAM* *BAM* 400 damage.
Lashiec: "Curse you... another mage? Of darkness? Against me? I'm incredulous."
Mewtwo: "You will not defeat the Questers."
Tetra reappears out of thin air. "I fell as though I've been dead."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Doo dee doooooo... shadow balls... heh heh, I said BALLS..."
Tetra: "And... why is that guy acting like a drunken frat boy?"
Metal Man: "Lashiec controlled VG into shooting him with booze."
Garrick Fy`aar: "HeyisTetra... evvvvvvvvvvvvverybody say HI TETRA!"
VG: "HI TETRA!"
Wolfman: "HI TETRA!"
Metal Man: "..." :p
Garrick Fy`aar: "HI TETRA!"
Lashiec: "That's right. Put them at ease! Then I shall erase their souls!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "HEY!" *He looks all drunken mad at Lashiec* "I may be drunk, but at least I'm not two people!"
Lashiec: "...There's only one of me..."
Tetra ignores them for now. "Questers are so weird." Tetra then uses his Immobilize ability on Lashiec.
Metal Man (GM): He's electrified... for now.
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, there's one...*Points*...two...*Points*..."
Lashiec: "You cannot... restrain me... for long!"
Tetra: "Say that when you're NOT frozen helpless in a magnetic field."
Garrick Fy`aar just sorta dances up... and sends a steel toed boot straight in Lashiec's crotch.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Unfortunately, there's an electric field... which makes you feel like Jesus!
Garrick Fy`aar: "WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! HI DAD! WHERE'S THE WATER, I WANT WINE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He goes after Tetra. Garrick was just fooling around.
Wolfman swaps to his Hammer of DOOM... he then goes towards Lashiec and attempts to get him off balance. quake ground thingy. *WONDER* He was hitting the ground with that.
Metal Man (GM): Well, he IS stuck by the field... So he falls over like a pin and begins rolling away.
Lashiec: "...This is hardly a way to treat an immortal king."
Wolfman: "If you were a fair and just king, I wouldn't be treating you like this."
Garrick Fy`aar: "But it sure is funny! Cause IIIIIII'M JESUS! No! I'm faster than Jesus!"
Wolfman fires his Howl Buster at Lashiec again.
Metal Man: "I think, even if we defeat Lashiec, Garrick will kill us all with his drunken antics."
Tetra: "You're the King of the delusional fools, Lassie."
Metal Man (GM): All hit, of course.
Garrick Fy`aar runs around with his insane speed before slamming face first into the wall, falling on his butt and cackling.
Metal Man: "You dare shoot me! I'll show you! Crystal Healing!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is no longer drunk... but he's still confused. He's also healed of 25 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww..."
Metal Man then goes over and attacks Lashiec with his axe, like Lashiec is a bundle of wood. "Hahahahahahaha!"
Garrick Fy`aar throws up.
Metal Man (GM): No crits. 40 total ice damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hangover from hell... what happened..."
Wolfman: *Garrick: giving you 2100 coins after this battle... just because.*
Metal Man (GM): First action: Lashiec breaks free of of his bonds. Second Action: Lashiec possesses VG to use a red essence on Garrick.
VG is forced to give an essence to Garrick... oh sugar... Garrick: you are blessed with the evil cinnamon!
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec then attacks Tetra with a Lightning Halberd for trying to bind him.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...dahhh! What IS that..."
Metal Man (GM): *BZAP* 50 damage and stun to Tetra.
Lashiec: "How does it feel NOW?"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly stumbles to his feet...
Tetra: "Feelsss... tingly..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...can't... see..."
Metal Man (GM): He attacks me again!
Metal Man: "...Ahhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): First crit: Dodged by a badge.
Metal Man: "...Lucky... OW! OW! OW!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what... aw, damn, sorry Metal... I can't see... I'm... owwwww... my stomach..."
Metal Man is gunned down. He falls onto the floor and turns into blue sand.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Proceed with your turn!
Tetra: "Metal is made of sand?"
Metal Man (GM): Next target: VG
VG: "We all have our strange death customs... and I think I'm about to meet mine!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...wha..."
Tetra scoops up some of the blue Metal sand and throws it at Lashiec.
VG gets hit by the middle two.
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec sneezes.
Lashiec: "Stop that! Blue sand won't kill me!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Continue the madness! Tetra is a target.
Tetra: "Why are you looking at me like that? GAH!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Tetra gets to do something... however, Garrick is invincible.
Tetra is hits by the first and fourth hits. He reflexively shoots off four photon shots.
VG is going to go for something crazy... first, he gives himself a Power Bar to heal himself, and gain some STR and SPD for a few rounds. He then gives himself Super Sneakers. He is now going to go for the super crazy idea... (watch) He pulls out... an innocent looking rubber ball. He pulls out a rubber nose.
Lashiec: "A rubber nose will not kill me."
VG gets a quick feel for it, then HURLS it towards Lashiec, hoping to get inside his nose to stop his breathing or something. (SPD this?)
Metal Man (GM): Opposed SPD checks ..It bounces off of him and begins bouncing around like mad. It knocks VG's hat onto the ground.
VG suddenly loses his hat! "AAAAAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Then it flies out of the ceiling, never to be seen again. The hat is, luckily, still on the floor. That it is?
VG can only pick it up if it's close enough for a "free action"; otherwise, he's perhaps out a few AC.
Mewtwo: "I must recover my energy."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo takes some MP-regaining items.
Tetra: "I... don't seem to be able to move right now. Please carry on..."
Garrick Fy`aar just hits the ground, snoring softly...
Lashiec: "Drat. My favorite weapon of destruction is asleep."
Wolfman goes for the Ground Quake again.
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over it. He leaps over it.
Lashiec: "I cannot be defeated by earthquakes."
Wolfman just gets... angry now; 9.8 is the meter.
Tetra: "Except the one that knocked you over like a bowling pin?"
Wolfman uses an action to sort of... well, right himself with his hammer, and then goes for... the Groin Shot.
Lashiec: "The nature of being immobilized kept me from being hurt by that."
Metal Man (GM): He uses the power of stepping around you to avoid that. First action: Metal appears via blue crystal. Second action: Metal attacks with Crystal Roulette.
Metal Man barely misses Lashiec. He then goes on to attack Lashiec with a cape spin.
Metal Man (GM): *CONFUSE* Lashiec is confused.
Metal Man (GM): Target: Himself. Attack: Reinforce. He reinforces himself. Target: Wolfman. Attack: Thunder Halberd. 50 damage and stun from that. Target: Tetra.
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): Attack: Possession. Tetra: List your spells. By name only, if you want. Target: VG. Attack: EMP Pulse.
VG recognizes the possession by now...
Wolfman WOULD normally be affected by that... but he died.
Metal Man (GM): VG is... hit by EMP pulse... for nothing.
VG wouldn't feel it, really.
Tetra: "I can move! I... I must EMP VG!" *He shakes his head after hitting the EMP. * "That was weird..."
Metal Man isn't effected, either, thanks for the fact that he was in spell mode. "That was a close call."
Tetra: "Aw, man! He made me waste MP!"
VG attempts item throw number #2! Instead of a rubber nose... he gets out... a strange combination of Star Egg, Ultima Cube, and Duct Tape.
Metal Man: "Now someone hit him before he casts more good spells on himself."
VG throws it towards the nose again, hoping to get in the nostril.
Metal Man (GM): It flies... it lands in some rubble... it explodes the rubble.
Lashiec: "You'd make a good demolitions expert."
VG needs extra assistance... he gets out an Item Teleporter... here is to hoping a Sleepy Bomb comes in!
Lashiec: "Unless you plan on continually to look like... fools... all 10 of you... ...or is that 20? ...Anyway... you should... let me walk."
Metal Man (GM): A Sleepy bomb appears for VG.
VG throws THAT inside the nostril!
Metal Man (GM): He ducks as it flies over his shoulder and blasts... more rubble.
Lashiec: "You are an excellent destroyer of rubble."
Tetra: "Go, kitty cat! Kill him!"
Charles Magellean has thought of a unique attack mode for one of his UND members; Real Hammer Time.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo forces Lashiec to attack himself three times. He uses Thunder Halberd on himself once, possesses himself into using Thunder Halberd again, then uses another Thunder Halberd. All on himself. Miss hit crit. 150 damage, stun.
Tetra: "Sweeeet." *He eats a mid mushroom and scans Lashiec with his weapon's Mimic feature.*
Metal Man (GM): You gain Possession: Control one person for one action.
Wolfman notes that Tetra is... well, giddy; he must have scored something. He repositions himself to basically protect Tetra for a whole turn, while at the same time Bubble Shielding... not much else he can do... and he wants to see if Veeg's idea can work. *Done.*
Metal Man (GM): My turn!
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... anyone injured?"
Wolfman and Tetra is fine.
VG is fine with health.
Metal Man: "...Darn... now I'm going to have to sit around." *He starts disco-dancing.*
Metal Man (GM): *3 damage to Lashiec.*
Tetra: "Go, man, go! Go, man, go! Disco dance the night away!"
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec attacks with the portal of doom! At least, that's what Lashiec imagines himself doing.
VG gives himself an X Accuracy for his final attempt at this... *Item teleporter to sleepy bomb to nose to have him sleep himself to 777 goodness... or something* (and that's my 3 item boost limit)
Metal Man (GM): *FAILED* A white gas causes Lashiec to punch Locos. I mean sneeze.
Lashiec: "...That powder tingles my nose... and nothing else."
Metal Man (GM): Go go Power Mewtwos! Mewtwo attacks Lashiec, dealing tons of damage and making 777 impossible. I mean... Mewtwo switches weapons between VG and Lashiec. Lashiec now has VG's hat as his weapon. VG now has Lashiec's staff, which summons Thunder Halberds.
VG suddenly gained... a staff?
Tetra: "Look! The evil bad guy is wearing a hat!"
VG: "...that's MY hat!"
Tetra: "THE BAD GUY IS VG!"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo then makes Lashiec unable to use... Lemme reroll that. He is unable to use Another Gate next turn. Then Mewtwo steals 5000 coins off of Lashiec.
Mewtwo: "We need some money."
Lashiec: "...This hat will not do! Give me my staff back!"
VG: "I can handle being bald."
Tetra totally abuses his newfound power to possess VG and Metal and make them both tango.
VG stuffs the staff in Inventory. He then gets the urge to... TANGO with metal?!?!?
Metal Man (GM): That would take up two actions ..You cause Metal and VG to tango for no reason.
Metal Man: "This is definitely NOT how I dance!"
VG: "You're telling me!" *He gets dipped.*
Wolfman just... defends... he needs a boost... or an X Accuracy... or something.
VG suddenly loses his dancing partner...
Metal Man decides to get ready for battle by doing a Disco!
Metal Man (GM): New round... DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDING! 3777 ...Bad mIRC! 3777 ...Whatever. You got information today, Wolfman!
Wolfman gives Metal lucky for a new roll... better.
Metal Man (GM): 942
VG kicks the slots; that's a terrible roll.
Metal Man (GM): 720... 1140. 1140 coins gained. He's mad and staffless.
Tetra suddenly gains a bunch of money.
Metal Man (GM): So he decides to possess people. First, he possesses VG to use a Bazooze-ka on himself. *CRIT.*
VG: *SUPER DRUNK He stumbles to the ground... "Umm... what are we doing at Sesame Street again?" *He looks to Lashiec. "Hiya Big Bird." *HIC.*
Lashiec: "Ha ha ha ha!"
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec then commands Tetra to shoot Wolfman with an EMP pulse.
Tetra: "Die, mechanical doggie!" *He Emps Wolf.*
Metal Man (GM): *Wolfman is KO'd.*
Wolfman: "Tetra... don't even think of... using... that..." *THUMP.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he.... Commands Metal to attack Tetra with a shakedown.
Metal Man: "I MUST TAKE ALL YOUR MONEY!!!"
VG: "Big bad wolf had the house fall onto him."
Tetra: "Ow... my head... wha? NO!"
Metal Man (GM): 10 damage, and 10 coins are stolen and go to Metal.
Wolfman: .oO(Thoughts... barely... there... want... to... Superfly... what the heck... is Superfly...?)
Tetra: "Ow... my money!"
Metal Man: "Ehahahahahahahaha! I mean... d'oh!"
Metal Man (GM): The roll is now d6.
VG: "Dur... everyone looks all monster-like now..."
Metal Man (GM): VG attacks himself with?
VG digs into his item bag... but what he pulls out... is random! He finds something... deadly... he drinks it.
Metal Man (GM): *VG instantly dies?*
VG somehow finds... WOAH! a freaking huge teddy bear! *Ultimate Plush Bear!*
Lashiec: "...A shame... I'll have to use that OTHER item another time."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo must recharge from his shenanigans.
VG just hugs the bear like crazy, hiccuping all the while... he must be drunk to be trying to do stuff with it.
Metal Man (GM): What will the mushroom terror do next?
Tetra: "Stuffed animal! Like Mewtwo!" *He pets VG's plush bear.*
Mewtwo: "I just said I wasn't a stuffed animal."
VG then takes the bear, and...
Metal Man (GM): Target: Tetra.
VG attempts to whack the bear onto Tetra for trying to pet it!
Metal Man (GM): VG fails miserably.
Tetra skillfully dodges the plush toy.
VG: "Never touch my sweetheart!" *HIC.*
Tetra: "You crazy man!"
VG: *Now done.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman's... not turn...
VG: *That hugging thing took an action.*
Wolfman: .oO(Must... perform... superfly...)
Metal Man attacks Lashiec with three ice slashes.
Metal Man (GM): One hit. 20 ice damage. He decides to possess more people.
Tetra tries to possess Mewtwo and make him shadow ball Lashiec.
Metal Man (GM): Tetra: Problem! Mewtwo is psychic. Trying to possess him = Headache.
Mewtwo: "I could cause your head to explode, but I decided against it."
Metal Man (GM): Wasted action.
Tetra forgets about possessing Mewtwo and decides to possess Lashiec.
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec... well, you have two options with him. Possession or Reinforce.
Tetra makes Lashiec smash his own head into the wall as hard as he can.
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec destroys a wall with his head. 10 damage to Lashiec.
Tetra: "I guess he is hard headed!" *He laughs immaturely at his own joke.*
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec controls VG... to do something to himself! VG: Roll to see which attack you use.
VG is going to... Reflector himself?!? He CAN'T reflector without his hat!
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec tries again... He makes VG use a random item on himself! What does VG use on himself?
VG gets out of his bag... the Item Teleporter? He has no clue what buttons he's pushing with it, though...
Metal Man (GM): ...VG warps himself out of the battle!
VG: "I wonder what this button does..." *WARP.*
Lashiec: "...That worked very well."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec then controls Tetra into shooting at himself.
Tetra: "Bye, Mr. VG!"
Tetra: "I must... KILL!"
Lashiec: "Ha ha ha ha. Foolish mortals."
Tetra blasts himself in the face for 60 damage.
Lashiec: "I should do this every day."
Metal Man (GM): Crit fail that matches AC.... That means you get to counter-attack yourself!
Tetra: "How dare I! I will get me for that!" *He punches himself in the face.*
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT* Tetra knocks himself out.
Tetra drops to the ground, unconscious.
Metal Man: "...Somebody get out a machinegun. This freak is killing everyone!" *He looks to Mewtwo. Mewtwo looks back to him.* "...I have a feeling we should run."
Mewtwo: "...Wait. ...Let's bring out... Skyhigh."
Metal Man: "...Are you crazy?"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Skyhigh falls out of the sky.
Charles Magellean (GM): a four way npc talk... let's see you pull it off, metal.
Metal Man: "Kill him, Skyhigh!"
Mewtwo: "...I'm going to regret this."
Skyhigh: "Uhhh... ... weird dude with VG's hat is going down!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh attacks Lashiec with Judgement Hammer. He misses.
Skyhigh: "I must try again!"
Metal Man (GM): *BONK* 10 damage.
Lashiec: "..." *Yawn.*
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh attacks with Shadow Ball. He misses. Mewtwo used his turn summoning Skyhigh.
Metal Man goes into Armor mode, for action 1... pulls out his AK-47 for action two... He then does a Star-board ramming machinegun crazy charge into Lashiec! "DIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAMBAMBAMBAMBAM* 144 damage. New round. Lashiec attacks with Another Gate. Skyhigh seems totally unaffected.
Wolfman: *ERROR: Skyhigh lacks intelligence.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo takes 100 damage, but isn't really phased. Metal takes 30 damage. He then reinforces himself twice.
Skyhigh: "Ultimate... mega... doken Punch!"
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh attacks with Falcon Punch 3x.
Wolfman: *ERROR: Skyhigh has no BP.*
Metal Man (GM): Might as well... 135 damage. Mewtwo then heals up Tetra to consciousness. 150 HP healed on Tetra.
Tetra: "Ow... what happen?"
Lashiec: "You punched yourself out."
Tetra: "Did somebody set me up the bomb? Oh... wow. I punch hard."
Wolfman is still knocked out of this...
Tetra: "I must BREAK you!"
Metal Man (GM): It falls down... lands on him... no effect.
Tetra: "Well... darn..."
Tetra possesses Lashiec and tries to make him use Another Portal on himself.
Metal Man (GM): He takes 10 damage. *PAUSE.* Resuming from where we left off. Whoops.
Metal Man: "We need more help. Let's see... activate the Quester recall machine!" *He uses his entire turn to summon Julian into the battle.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: SPD?
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell?"
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec, like the other boss, is not effected.
Wolfman would say "welcome to hell" or something, but is right now... well, deactivated.
Lashiec: "You may have taken my staff... but you cannot avoid my attack!"
Julian Sawyer: "Who's that guy?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Bad guy. Blow him up."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec takes VG's hat and hurls it like a slicer at EVERYBODY... it's electrified!
Julian Sawyer: "That's all it ta-WHOA!"
Metal Man (GM): VG: What's the damage and bonus to-hit with the hat? Oookay... ..Critical slicer attack!
Julian Sawyer: *OWNZORD.*
Metal Man (GM): ...The electrified hat flies around and hits everybody for 70 electric damage and stun.
Tetra is hit by the electrified hat and drops to his knees.
Julian Sawyer: "AUGH!"
Metal Man: "Ahhhhh!!!"
Tetra: "Hey, man! Watch it with that! You'll put someone's eye out!"
Lashiec: "This hat is truly a weapon of my caliber... I'm keeping it. Now then. You must all die."
Metal Man (GM): He summons 'Another Gate' INT checks, everybody.
Wolfman can't INT while he can't think.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo takes 100 damage, but it doesn't really bother him. 10 damage to Garrick. 20 damage to Tetra. 150 damage to Metal 120 damage to Julian Metal is killed again.
Julian Sawyer: *Killed just as soon as he came in! Amazing...*
Tetra grimaces as his mind is smashed by the gate, but he isn't quite dead yet.
Metal Man (GM): Then, Lashiec decides to hurl the whirling hat of death at everybody again.
Wolfman: .oO(What's... going... on...?)
Metal Man (GM): Whoever IS hit by that takes 35 more damage.
Tetra: "He... hehe... hehehe... and I thought... once I left the Questers... I'd be done fighting you idiots with god complexes..." *He is hit, barely.*
Lashiec: "I live only to serve Dark Force!"
Metal Man (GM): It also hits Skyhigh.
Tetra dies... but thankfully he's no longer stunned!
Metal Man (GM): Nobody gets to take their turn... except Wolfman, who wakes up for his first action. He'd notice everyone else stunned... and Lashiec wearing an electrified mushroom hat.
Wolfman somehow starts to wake up..... "Ugh... what happened...?" *He then notices Lashiec wearing... a mushroom hat?* .oO(...I don't believe it...?)
Lashiec: "Your little friend warped himself to places unknown, while I stunned everyone by using his hat as a deadly weapon."
Wolfman: "...you have no right to take his hat! And you definitely have no right to use it on my friends! ...you have no right... TO LIVE!" *He has an anger meter of 10.7, above the threshold.*
Lashiec: "I am immortal, fool."
Wolfman just blindly charges towards Lashiec, going for the Swords Dance anyway.
Lashiec: "Service to Dark Force... if you kill me, I will reappear, 1000 years after you die."
Metal Man (GM): All miss... he bobs and weaves.
Wolfman goes for a smashing left hook at -1 accuracy... he wants Lashiec... well, dead or something! He is too enraged to focus properly! *Growl.*
Metal Man (GM): *miss* New round. Lashiec attacks with the hat of death again. Tetra and Metal re-appeared on the last round.
Julian Sawyer: *Cough.*
Wolfman gets hit.
Lashiec: "If you would just let me go, I wouldn't harm on your heads."
Metal Man (GM): 35 damage, stun
Wolfman: "...you hurt my friends, and tried to kill us. WHY?"
Lashiec: "You're attacking me. I am defending myself. I would leave if you would get out of the way. I only wish to find... Zio."
Wolfman: "...what is it with him that you want?"
Lashiec: "He summoned me. I must grant him a favor for bringing me back from the dead. It is a custom that defies time itself."
Wolfman: "While I respect the custom, there is a problem. Zio has been trying to kill us."
Lashiec: "It is in Dark Force's interest, not mine or Zio's."
Wolfman: "...does Dark Force have issues with me and the other Questers?"
Lashiec: "Kill Dark Force if you feel this way. Attuning to his will, he wishes for you to stop meddling with Zio. He wishes to kill a man named Kuja."
Lashiec: "However... he senses you commanding a great force to get in his way."
Wolfman really wonders where this is going. "We are also after Kuja."
Lashiec: "If you let Zio alone, then we can destroy Kuja. I will not harm you if you would stop trying to defeat me."
Wolfman: "How do we know that Zio won't try to hurt us in the aftermath?"
Lashiec: "He might be grateful for your tolerance. If you trust him... he can trust you."
Wolfman is unsure of what to really accept... he is still angry... he is surprised to have such little self control.
Lashiec: "He only became what you call evil because your ways conflicted with Dark Force's."
Garrick Fy`aar: "..."
Wolfman: .oO(...what's the best way to handle this?)
Lashiec: "There is a chance to mend the bridge, and allow for a balanced world."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly gets to his feet. He's been sitting on his backside, half asleep this entire time...
Metal Man (GM): Well, this is a split decision. In other words, you can't make up your mind. You're torn between diplomacy and fighting.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's my fault."
Garrick Fy`aar looks up to what he THINKS is Lashiec... he's still confused...
Wolfman turns to Garrick... at least he can put aside this thinking for the moment.
Lashiec: "He shot the back of my head as I was calmly walking away from him."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I never meant to hit you, only to get your attention."
Wolfman: "...so that's why I was called. ...and the others." *He looks to Garrick with a sort of... well, mean glance.*
Lashiec: "I would arrange for a portal to let you back if you wish. This area is a wasteland."
Wolfman: "...there are other ways of getting someone's attention besides shooting."
Lashiec: "No life exists inside this building."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...go."
Lashiec: "Perhaps the old times were feeding off of you."
Wolfman: "I'd rather have been cleaning the bathroom during this time."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Make your portal."
Wolfman then turns to Lashiec. He then sheaths his saber in front of him... a sign of peace... or something. "I'm hoping that we can eventually work together."
Metal Man: "...Well, now that we have a good explanation... there's no reason to be here, for now."
Tetra wakes up about now.
Lashiec: "I shall give you two portals. One to where I am going. One to your home world."
Tetra: "Ow... what's going on now?"
Wolfman: "...the fight is over."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec creates two portals.
Tetra: "Hold it."
Metal Man (GM): Lashiec points to the one on the right.
Wolfman: "We're going home."
Lashiec: "You may use that portal to go home."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...where are you going?"
Tetra: "What about me? I'm not with them."
Lashiec: "I am going... to Zio."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Tetra, get in the damned portal."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo, Skyhigh, and Metal go out through the portal to 'home.'
Lashiec: "I will only fight if attacked."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Lashiec, I'd like to make my mistake up to you."
Tetra: "You can't tell me what to do anymore, Quester."
Wolfman: "Tetra, I'm unsure of what happened between you and the others... but is there anything I can do to help?"
Lashiec: "Do not fear; the angry one cannot think of harming me without being utterly destroyed in self-defense. You can tell all that Kuja is the enemy, and not Dark Force."
Tetra: "Nothing happened between me and the others. I just can't fight with you guys anymore. My argument is with Metal."
Lashiec: "You can resume antagonizing us if you choose after Kuja is dead."