Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 202: Horrors of the X-Zone Project
Date: 6:44:46 PM, May 18th; 4:08:21 PM, May 21st, 2005.
Charles Magellean: "...I warned him not to stray from the group."
Metal Man (GM): You go East. Everyone goes East...
VG: "My feet got caught."
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt goes three ways... East: Into outer space. North: Into a grinding machine. South: Into a machine that presses things flat.
Tetra: "What do you say se get off this belt?"
Metal Man (GM): Nope... there's nothing but darkness below. However... Let me rephrase that. The belt you're on is going to outer space.
Wolfman sees Doom, Doom, and Doom... oh great; we're doomed.
Metal Man (GM): There's another, higher one, going North, but it comes from the south room. STR check to get on the higher belt, unless you have some method of surviving in space.
Charles Magellean makes a good role model by starting a trend!
Metal Man (GM): Charles: You... don't really jump all that well.
Wolfman will attempt to get on the higher conveyor belt... first jump.
Metal Man (GM): Instead, you hit your face on the conveyor belt you were trying to jump to, and fall on your back.
Charles Magellean: "...Ow... ow... ..."
Metal Man (GM): 50 damage to Charles... who gets one more chance, -3.
Charles Magellean: "Ow."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman leaps onto the other conveyor belt.
VG will leap on after Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): Charles leaps onto the belt... VG leaps onto it too.
Tetra flies to the upper conveyor belt.
Metal Man (GM): Now... you have yet another problem! A SPD check to run South into the pressing machine... Or do nothing and get shredded into powder.
Wolfman will RUN.
Tetra tries to run to the presser.
Metal Man (GM): Smithy certainly is ingenious.
VG also runs.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman: succeed. Charles: Need a midair jump... yes, because you're running too slowly. Same for Tetra. VG runs like roadrunner to the presser... which is nothing but flat panels on pistons. Charles leaps aboard a piston... which is safe, when you're atop the flat side. People running towards pistons: Jump checks to jump aboard... or SPD checks to run past them.
Tetra tries to fly onto a piston.
Wolfman will run past.
Metal Man (GM): Tetra flies onto a piston; Wolfman runs past them. And... VG runs into them, and becomes flat.
Metal Man (GM): He's now being threatened by the grinder again!
VG "shimmies" himself over the Grinder.
Tetra tries to jump onto the next piston.
Metal Man (GM): You succeed! But now... jump or run past the pistons? Tetra jumps onto piston 2 of 3.
VG is already flat; being caught by the pistons... well, shouldn't do anything, and he can't really jump while still flat... he needs some water.
Tetra: "Alright, one more."
VG will run past the pistons... or whatever.
Tetra jumps to piston 3/3.
Metal Man (GM): VG runs into the pistons and gets flattened again... he's threatened by the grinder again.
VG never recovered from being flat in the first place!
Tetra saves himself by flying to the third piston.
VG goes over the grinder again. He will AGAIN go past the pistons.
Metal Man (GM): VG barely wobbles past them.
Wolfman picks up Veeg and shakes him back to 3-D.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone gets past the pistons... and into a room without conveyor belts! Two doors to the West.
Wolfman gets a look at the room he is currently in.
VG will use 100 rings on himself... might as well recover one life right now before they get stolen or something.
Metal Man (GM): It's a normal room, with two doors. Metal floor, metal walls, metal ceiling. Monitors in corners.
Wolfman turns to Charles.
Metal Man (GM): Weird shape, like all rooms on this floor.
Wolfman: "Which door?"
Charles Magellean: "...Wonderful... he's gonna taunt us again."
Tetra: "This stinks. So much technology on this station and it's all bolted down. I was hoping I'd at least get to steal a quantum death ray or something."
Charles Magellean: "After going through a Final Egg-esque part of this satellite, I'm not sure where we are."
Wolfman: "You have my pistol; be thankful."
VG tries to get a sense of both doors.
Tetra: "Well, we have two doors going west. Might as well pick on."
Charles Magellean flips a coin. The one on the top/left or the bottom/right. He points to the bottom/right West door. He approaches the door door... "...Who's been carrying Metal?"
Wolfman: "...not me. Then again, Tetra somehow showed up out of nowhere."
VG: "You think... a wizard did it?"
Charles Magellean: "OHHH SHHHH..."
Tetra: "Metal's a wizard."
Charles Magellean: "You guys go on ahead... I have to go back to get him."
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. VG would realize that both doors are safe.
VG: "Doesn't matter to me Charles."
Tetra knocks on the door Magellean picked.
VG uses an Item Teleporter to bring a Warp Stone to him... he attempts to warp Metal here.
Metal Man (GM): Warp Stone appears ..Well, Metal appears... above your head. And falls on you. Still unconscious.
VG: *OOMPH* "Ow..."
Tetra: "Hi, Metal."
Charles Magellean: "...I believe that the powers to be made him... lofty."
Wolfman picks up and carries Metal... he's stuck to using the Beam Saber unless he puts Metal down.
Charles Magellean attacks the door in the downleft corner. He raises his knuckles.... "Raaaaaaaaahhhhh!"
Metal Man (GM): For all of that, the door opens for you. It was unlocked.
Charles Magellean: @_@
Tetra: "That seems to be happening a lot lately."
Charles Magellean enters the next room.
Wolfman enters second... not willing to put Metal at risk right away.
VG enters now.
Tetra enters as well.
Metal Man (GM): The passageway... well... let's just say it's sealed and launched into space.
Smithy: "Passageway jettisoned."
Metal Man (GM): It was a sealed catwalk... after all...
Charles Magellean: "...It means we were getting closer."
Metal Man (GM): It does have some blinking indicators in it. Maybe they mean something? Drifting.
Tetra: "Um... maybe if we run, we can spin the catwalk like a hamster wheel and make it go back into place!"
VG: "Now that's wishful thinking." *He makes sure those blinking lights aren't bombs or something.*
Charles Magellean: "Too bad physics does not allow it."
Metal Man (GM): Oh yes....
Metal Man (GM): They aren't bombs.
Tetra looks to see what they are?
Metal Man (GM): But gravity just turned off. You're too far away from the station. You're floating in outer space. Earth is below, the satellite nearby, and...
Wolfman is now floating... he attempts to swim towards the control thingies to get us back on course.
Metal Man (GM): The moon exploded, the second moon damaged. Wolfman: INT check for the control thingy ..You basically short-circuit it into firing boosters back to the station. The target: The lower left corner of it.
Wolfman: "We're back on course guys!"
Metal Man (GM): Where a docking area is, so...
Charles Magellean swims... to the exit of this catwalk....
Tetra: "We're going to land a catwalk?"
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* Gravity comes back on, and it docks... you're now right off the lower-left corner of the station.
VG: "...are we?" *Concerned about the docks he's seeing.*
Charles Magellean: "Looks like we're starting over from scratch people."
Metal Man (GM): The door is unlocked.
Smithy: "Welcome to floor 2 - Factory level."
Metal Man (GM): North.
Tetra: "Why thanks for the warm welcome, Smithy. Remind me to thank you again before I blow your head off."
VG makes sure the easy way out isn't the trapped way out.
Metal Man (GM): This is not trapped.
Wolfman still has Metal with him.
VG: "All clear." *He enters.*
Metal Man (GM): Another plain room. Apparently planned to be used for an expansion.
Charles Magellean will enter 15 seconds after the other two/three enter.
Tetra gets off and looks around the room.
Metal Man (GM): There's one door north, one East... .. *SLAM* And there's Grodus in an Egg-o-matic falling through the ceiling. Editor's Note: Huh, one that ISN'T on the vgmix archive? Well fine, I'll upload mine. http://www.vgmix.com/songs/Terminator-_Returning_With_A_Vengeance(Doom_II).mp3
Wolfman: "Grodus?!?!? I thought we killed you!"
Grodus II: "I am Grodus II, fool!"
Tetra: "Hi, Grodus! Come to die?"
Charles Magellean: "I thought you abandoned this plan."
Grodus II: "The first Grodus ran to his death."
VG: "Grodus the second? Please say you are more sensible than the other one."
Metal Man (GM): You notice... a *2* painted in red blood on his helmet.
Charles Magellean: "What about the traveling back in time thing that Grodus had?"
Grodus II: "Yes... much more sensible... EVERYTHING MUST DIE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): A wrecking ball comes out from beneath the machine.
VG: "...that's not sensible."
Metal Man (GM): He swings it, bashing the wall.
Charles Magellean: "Oh boy... it's that thing."
Grodus II: "I'm going to pound you into pancakes!"
Tetra: "Whatever happened to that 'A robot cannot harm a human being' thing?"
VG: "This looks familiar..."
Wolfman: "Tetra... you are forgetting that I am a robot... somewhat."
Grodus II: "What thing? I was designed to kill!"
Tetra: "I'm referencing Asimov's three rules of robotics... but oh well."
Editor's Note: Accidental humor originating from one fictional robot mocking a different, also fictional construct, heh.
Charles Magellean: "You know, we should just ignore him actually... and leave."
Grodus II: "Never!"
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Grodus II
Charles Magellean loads his guns.
VG attempts an experiment... he throws an Ice Block at the Egg-o-matic: NOT Grodus (for emphasis)
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It flashes and takes 15 damage.
VG jumps up a little, and then attempts a back-to-back Quick Attack.
Metal Man (GM): *Both hit.*
VG will deploy a Super Plush Bear for the 3rd action for himself.
Metal Man (GM): Two flashes, yes. yes.
Tetra fires a trio of missiles at Grodus's ship, then a shot from the Grunty Laser Pistol.
Metal Man (GM): All hit... four flashes.
Charles Magellean: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." *He fires off Hail of Bullets (2 actions, 12 bullets, 18% damage each)*
Metal Man (GM): All but two hit. 180 damage.... It flashes. A lot... it catches on fire, like the old Egg-o-matic ..Then... the wrecking ball opens to reveal laser guns.
VG: "Okay, that's enough of--WHA?!?"
Grodus II: "What do you think I am, Eggman?"
Tetra: "That was eas--hey!"
Grodus II: "I'm going to shoot you to death!"
Wolfman: .oO(Guess I do get to do something.)
Charles Magellean: "A pity I still can do something before you fire."
Metal Man (GM): Yet another thing appears on the Egg-o-matic, after the 16th flash... A force field over Grodus II.
Grodus II: "You can't hit me now!"
Metal Man (GM): But not over the Egg-o-matic.
Charles Magellean fires off Hail of Bullets. (6)
Wolfman: .oO(...I think that Wrecking ball might be the target)
Metal Man (GM): 5 hits. 5 flashes. One crit.
Charles Magellean: *18% per normal, 36% per crit.*
Grodus II: "Now... behold the power of... the ultimate laser attack!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button... the wrecking ball shoots lasers in all directions at once.
Tetra: "Duck and cover!"
Metal Man (GM): They bounce everywhere. The machine flashes, taking 61 damage.
Tetra is smashed with laser fire. "...ow..."
VG at least had his Bear deployed.
Grodus II: "Liked that? Let's do it two more times!"
Tetra is killed by that first round of lasers.
Metal Man (GM): Another flash... the entire Egg-o-matic grows spikes.
Charles Magellean is now kneeling... again.
VG: .oO(Charles needs help... again.) "Need help?"
Charles Magellean: "...No."
Grodus II: "Hahahaha!"
Charles Magellean: "I am... FINE!" *He is bloodied... his clothes ripped in shreds...*
Wolfman would have dropped Metal during that 2nd and 3rd attack... so he's free to do whatever this time around. First, he attempts to Swords Dance the CHAIN holding the wrecking ball.
Charles Magellean holds his arm.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. *Flash.*
Wolfman will just use two regular slashes on the chain then... he might be on to something.
Metal Man (GM): *Flash* *Miss.*
VG equips some Shovel Claws for himself... time to go on the offensive.
Grodus II: "You cannot hope to win! Give up!"
Charles Magellean: "What is to happen... if one of us does?"
Grodus II: "That's why this thing is rated five stars for escaping!"
VG attempts to slash the chain with the claws twice.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. *Flash* *Flash.*
Tetra comes back. "Freeeeeeze!" *He throws his last ice block at the machine.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Take that, wall! That it?
Charles Magellean slowly steps in place... then opens his mouth and wind starts to whirl!
Wolfman thinks he's trying to Inhale again.
Tetra: "Look! I told you he was full of hot air!"
Metal Man (GM): You inhale the ball on the chain.
Charles Magellean copies and the ball takes 20 damage.
Metal Man (GM): ...Something goes horribly wrong. Since copy = swallow... you eat the ball. You now have a chain that goes into your mouth.
Grodus II: "What's this? Something else I can control?"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus II then presses buttons... Charles gets three actions to attack the Questers!
Tetra: "This is retarded."
Grodus II: "...What genius! Controlling people with a chain!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles is now a part of Grodus's machine.
Charles Magellean is dangling... wonderful.
Wolfman is now unsure of what to do... hurting the chain might hurt Charles.
Metal Man (GM): Well, whether or not Charles wants to, the chain forces him to use his deadliest attacks against the Questers. Three rounds of it.
Charles Magellean is swung in the direction of ....
Charles Magellean: *6 bullets... 18% per hit.*
Tetra is hit by three of those. "AAAAGHHHH!!!"
Charles Magellean is swung......
VG braces himself... but for some reason, only the first one got through... but it packed a wallop. Bear: *BOOM.*
Tetra dodges all but the last two attacks. "Not aga--AAHHH!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles is still hooked up to the machine.
Tetra: "That... s-sucked..."
Wolfman attempts to pull Charles off of the machine. (STR?)
Charles Magellean fidgets... hoping he could swallow the ball... he has became its bait!
Metal Man (GM): You grab and tear Charles off of the ball...
Charles Magellean has an extreme coughing fit... it's like he choked.
Metal Man (GM): But the laser ball is still functional.
Wolfman: "No offense Charles, but don't bite off more than you can chew." *He goes back to the ball... hmm... he has an idea. He swaps to the Hammer this time around...*
Charles Magellean continues to cough majorly.
Wolfman attempts to hit the ball in such a way, so that it swings up... and onto Grodus II's head!
Metal Man (GM): You hit it, it doesn't go far enough... Then it goes swinging back at Wolfman!
Metal Man (GM): You barely fail... and take 100 damage. The thing did flash from that hammer hit, though. Wolfman: Other action(s)?
Charles Magellean: "...I'm... sorry."
Tetra: "No need to... be sorry... all you did was... almost... kill me..." *He laughs weakly.*
VG can't use his Sub Tank on Wolfman... that defeats the purpose of Sub Tanks. Instead... he just Shovel Claws the ball and chain again.
Charles Magellean: "It was that almost... that's... the threshold."
Metal Man (GM): One crit, two misses.
Charles Magellean: "How much... hurt... you're body can handle."
Tetra: "Oh..." *He gets up onto his feet and fire six more missiles at that ball and chain.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit it... 108 damage, 6 flashes... the ball on the chain lights up like a Disco Ball.
VG hopes that disco ball is good.
Tetra drops back onto his knees. "Since when is... anything from this thing... good?"
VG: "Perhaps it's almost done."
Charles Magellean uses two Geno Whirls on the chain.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, no insta-death, hit, no insta-death.
Charles Magellean: "PK!" *He bends downward... and switches from Reflector to PK Magnet.*
Grodus: "Face the ultimate disco laser attack!"
Metal Man (GM): The thing starts flashing wildly, and shooting lasers everywhere. d100, as usual, everyone... Plus instant confusion!
Wolfman would have died anyway. *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Tetra is blasted into chunky kibbles.
VG: *Smb2 Death.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles is healed for 91... But confused! *Make that 546 damage healed.*
Charles Magellean is fully healed... but at a price is confused.
Wolfman does the MMX teleport for action #1 to get in. He then Sword Dances the chain again.
Charles Magellean wanders around... spinning.
Metal Man (GM): All hit. 6 flashes.
Wolfman then tosses in a regular slash just to be sure.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 47 flashes now.
VG arrives... via Warp Pipe this time. He uses two Shovel Claw slices on the chain.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss.
Charles Magellean: "Everyone is MEAN."
Tetra inexplicably blinks back into existence for action 1. He then fires off three more missiles on the ship.
Metal Man (GM): *Flash* *Flash* *Flash* It's now electrified! Charles shall now commence... RANDOM ATTACK Roll d5 for each action. Tetra is the target.
Charles Magellean charges and uses Fire Breath on Tetra. He spins and spins. *Meta Glide. if connect, 40 damage.*
Wolfman dodges Charles' glide attempt.
Metal Man (GM): Grodus is your target!
Charles Magellean: *green fireball 20 damage each.*
Metal Man (GM): 3 hits... plus one mistake where you burn yourself for 20 damage. Okay... then no penalty. I keep on forgetting.
Charles Magellean turn is over.
Metal Man (GM): Grodus II attacks with... three more disco ball death attacks! *Roll 3d100, and instant confuse* The machine... kills itself.
Grodus II: "Gah! Well... I have to jet. So-long, suckers!"
Charles Magellean: "Oh boy... he's going ...going... gone."
Metal Man (GM): The chain and ball drops onto the floor, making a route to the third floor... The Egg-o-matic escapes. *1000 EXP to all.*
VG arrives... and uses 100 rings on himself, and Tetra. *Tetra: you have one life back.*
Metal Man (GM): *Floor 2 of 4: DEFEATED.*
Editor's Note: WHAT? THERE'S TWO MORE OF THESE? I'm pretty certain there's been more than enough of this nonsense! Past me clearly thought Metropolis Zone needed an additional act...
Charles Magellean knocks himself outta confusion.
Wolfman does the same.
Charles Magellean: "Two down."
Wolfman: "Two more to go..."
VG: "Let's go."
Charles Magellean looks for stairs or elevator.
Metal Man (GM): The only way up is to go up the chain.
Charles Magellean climbs... the chain that's appeared?
Wolfman follows Charles.
VG follows the Wolf.
Tetra tries to see if he can take any of the lasers from the wrecking ball.
Metal Man (GM): Tetra: INT check.
Tetra uses a manual.
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Demento appears and eats your nose! I mean.... You wrench out a laser gun that needs a power source.
Tetra: "Sweet. ... Darn, needs power. Well, let's see here..." *He looks to see if he can find a power source inside that ball.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope... just wires. And the power source was apparently the Egg-o-matic.
Tetra: "Oh well. Maybe I'll find one later." *He tucks the laser under his arm and climbs the chain.*
Charles Magellean gets to the third floor.
Tetra: "Or I could make one once we get back to Quester HQ..."
Wolfman and Veeg did as well.
Metal Man (GM): *PAUSE.* Last time, on Super Smash Quest....
Digifanatic: *Right now, he is at 119/120, either on his first or second life (I seriously think first, but maybe second), and may have an Essence working, depending on Metal's verdict.*
Metal Man (GM): Smithy, angry and desperate, has released his wrath on the system where intelligent life supposedly began. Almost nothing is left of it, but he won't stop there. *Red timer, stopped at 47 minutes* He's charging up his cannon for one last shot, in an attempt to destroy the only planet with intelligent life which he has not conquered. The Questers have reached the third level of his gigantic, badly shaped satellite, and just finished getting a purple key. They have just finished room 3,1, also known as the lowest middle room there. (It goes with an x-y coordinate thing) The yellow room is locked, and presumably contains a secret. This is the laboratory area. With time ticking down, the Questers have to hurry, or else they may yet have to put back together the Second Moon as well! *timer starts* 47 minutes. All the Questers are near that room. The blue areas are walkways.
E Li Three: "We got the key. Do you think we should open the door of that room up there?"
Editor's Note: WHAT, E LI THREE IS ACTING AS QUESTER??? Geez... insanity has been everywhere this session.
Charles Magellean: "If it doesn't require more than one key."
Tetra: "Let's just go."
Digifanatic: "I think so. We could get slowed down on the next floor before we can disable that cannon."
Charles Magellean: "Gentlemen, let's hurry. Not a lot more time to do."
Tetra runs to the yellow room.
Charles Magellean leads the way to the yellow room.
Metal Man (GM): You see a door... with three locks on it. Three keyholes, all of the same shape. It blocks the way into the yellow room.
Charles Magellean takes the purple key and tries it in each of the locks, seeing where it fits.
Tetra: "Three keyholes..."
Digifanatic: "Dah... we gotta keep searching..."
Metal Man (GM): The first lock you stick it in, it fits.
Charles Magellean: "Who here wants to find out what's in this room?"
Digifanatic: "Okay, run back. I say stick together... but spreading could easily cover a lot more ground. It doesn't hurt."
Charles Magellean: "Negative, Digi. If we split up, our numbers will be divided and the risk of losing life increases."
Tetra: "We have to stick together. After all, Mr. Magellean has the ice powers. Without him opening doors is much more difficult."
Digifanatic: "Alright... now, where are the other keys?"
Aribar catches up to the others I suppose... "Errr... Sorry. My shoes got untied... Again."
Tetra: "Other rooms, I assume."
Metal Man (GM): The key is in the keyhole. Do you turn it?
Charles Magellean turns the key.
Metal Man (GM): *Click* 1-3rd of the lock lights up. The key is still there.
Digifanatic motions the others to follows as he tries to figure out another room...
Tetra: "Alright, then I guess it's to room (2,1) now."
Charles Magellean takes the key... and attempts to turn it in the second lock.
Digifanatic: "Okay, then."
Charles Magellean: "You guys go on. I'll be right behind you."
Metal Man (GM): You manage to do that, too... *click* 2/3rd of the lock is lit up.
Charles Magellean: "Only one key... or are two required?"
Metal Man (GM): The key is still there.
Tetra: "Hold on a sec, guys..."
Digifanatic: "Maybe it's the master key."
Tetra: "Do it a third time."
Charles Magellean takes out the key... and turns it in the third lock.
E Li Three: "...This reminds me of an old trick some guys did."
Metal Man (GM): It unlocks as well.
Digifanatic: "Holy crap... I was right..."
Metal Man (GM): The lock opens and falls off, revealing an unlocked door.
Charles Magellean: "My friends, we won't have to waste time!"
E Li Three: "To make it appear as if you needed three keys, they put three identical locks on the door."
Tetra: "That was oddly easy..."
Charles Magellean kicks open the door.
E Li Three: "Thus, anyone trying to get in would mindlessly search for keys."
Digifanatic: "Okay, that too..."
Metal Man (GM): It is knocked open....
Charles Magellean moves out of the way. "Stand back."
Metal Man (GM): ...You see three X-Nauts, in a high-tech lab.
Digifanatic clings to the nearest wall...
Metal Man (GM): There's a black glass orb, levitating, and glowing, in a machine.
Charles Magellean goes back to the opening... he sees it.
X-naut1: "It doesn't matter. Whoever that is can't stop the processing..."
X-naut2: "We'll stop them from touching the X-zone crystal!"
Tetra: "X-Zone crystal?"
X-naut3: "As master commands, we must obey."
Tetra: "Oh, right." *He is silent.*
X-naut1: "One of those people who kicked the door open and cheated by using the same key thrice must be there."
Charles Magellean cocks his gun.
X-naut1: "Quite a worthwhile security measure. Only real X-Nauts had all three keys."
Tetra readies his borrowed pistol.
Digifanatic: .oO(Let's not blow it now.)
Charles Magellean walks into the doorway slowly.
X-naut2: "You know, it's a shame we can't just erase them."
Aribar just stays back, not sure what to do.
X-naut3: "There you are. Try as you might... you shall not pass!"
Metal Man (GM): The time left is 37:50
Tetra: "Are you going to stop us?"
X-naut2: "It is too late for you to get in here. We already are almost complete in erasing history."
X-naut1: "All gone. Smithy will redo everything so that it makes him God!"
Charles Magellean: "How do we get to the fourth floor."
X-naut3: "The elevator is conveniently hidden somewhere where you will never look. Go to room (1,3) and see it."
Tetra: "That sounds like a trap if I ever heard one. My guess is we take one step in that room and it explodes on us."
Digifanatic tries to test Tetra's comment...
X-naut1: "The crystal is stable. If we weren't so busy trying to erase Earth, we could just send these people to the X-zone."
Charles Magellean: "I would advise against that mindset, gentlemen."
Metal Man (GM): Well, Digi realizes that enemies don't often give out the right information, regardless of what their motives are. Especially insane scientists controlling an orb that is erasing part of time and space itself from existence.
Digifanatic: "I think you're right... we should keep from it."
X-naut2: "It is so nice to chat. Smithy can get his cannon ready without interference."
X-naut3: "We might get pay raises."
Charles Magellean turns to the Questers.
Tetra: "Not if I blow a hole in your skull, X-Naut punk."
X-naut1: "Oh! I almost forgot!"
Charles Magellean: "...Get going. I will stop these three."
X-naut1: "You kill us, and nobody can control this orb."
Charles Magellean turns to face the X-Nauts. "...Alone."
X-naut1: "It would then grow to destroy history itself."
Tetra: "What are we supposed to do?"
Charles Magellean: "Find the elevator."
X-naut2: "Yes. That's why we don't care what you do. If we die, we're taking the entire universe with us."
Digifanatic starts walking away, but not quite without haste...
X-naut3: "You'll never find that elevator!"
Aribar follows Digi.
Charles Magellean: "Stop with the cockiness."
X-naut1: "You'll never win. Everything you do will merely hurt you!"
Digifanatic checks his watch. "Still have more than half an hour..."
X-naut2: "If you really want something, try cutting out the threats."
Metal Man (GM): *32:05*
Charles Magellean: "Fine by me."
Metal Man (GM): You other people: Which room are you going to?
X-naut3: "We'll deal business with you... just that we require... certain freedoms."
Tetra ignores the retards and heads to room 1,3...just out of curiosity.
Metal Man (GM): The room, of course, is locked shut.
Digifanatic: "Tetra... ack." *He follows him, but keeps a safe distance away if it is a trap.*
Charles Magellean: "State the equalities."
X-naut2: "We want our own lab on your planet to study the X-zone crystal with."
X-naut1: "Not for bad stuff, either. Just to find out what it is, beyond the beginning studies."
Tetra stands to the side of the door and knocks once, then jumps away.
Metal Man (GM): The door... and the room... suddenly explodes.
Aribar: "Whoa!" *The elf tries to backflip away.*
X-naut2: "Oh, look. Somebody activated the amazing exploding machine."
Metal Man (GM): Ironically, Aribar and Tetra avoid the explosion, while Digi is hit by shrapnel for 50 damage.
Tetra: "Sorry, guy! You okay?"
X-naut1: "I told them that was an elevator."
Digifanatic will lose his first life.
X-naut2: "Yes. It elevates the volatility of matter. We were telling the truth, you know."
Charles Magellean: "A nice play on words. Now please continue."
Tetra: "Well, looks like my guess was right. What room should we try now?"
X-naut3: "Now then. We want our own lab on your moon. We are the only people left who know how to operate this orb."
Aribar hrms and looks to see if there is anything left in the rubble left by the room...
Charles Magellean holsters his guns.
X-naut3: "If we die... the orb will either be useless or go out of control and destroy everything."
X-naut2: "We can even reverse stuff done by it if you give us time!"
X-naut1: "Us X-Nauts were made to study the X-zone. That's why we're called X-Nauts."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You see.... A blown up machine of sorts, some dust, and... a locked box.
Charles Magellean: "I speculate that is nothing but coincidence."
Metal Man (GM): A black, locked box.
Aribar: "What's this?" *The elf heads over to the box, sheaths Moonlight, and picks it up.*
Tetra: "What's up, elf guy? There something there?"
Charles Magellean: "So to make sure your selfish needs are met, you want to be sure that you are out of the line of fire in case Smithy is... dealt with."
X-zone3: "Yes. If we die, then all chances of controlling or using the X-zone are dead."
Metal Man (GM): The box is black, and wooden. It has a little latch on it. Inscribed on the lid is a red 'P'. There's a skull and crossbones under it.
Charles Magellean: "I understand your need for survival. Very well."
Aribar: "I found a little box... I think it is poison."
Charles Magellean: "What else?"
Aribar: "I mean, I think there is poison inside of it."
Tetra: "A wooden box survived a gigantic explosion?"
X-naut2: "We want to be able to be with the orb at all times. So that it is not lost or used by vile people who don't want to learn about the X-zone."
Metal Man (GM): The latch is shiny on the box.
Charles Magellean nods.
X-naut1: "We don't have much time... the charge-up will finish in 25 minutes from now."
Aribar sets the box back down where he found it. "Now where to?"
Metal Man (GM): *Digi comes back.*
Charles Magellean: "Any other prerequisites?"
Digifanatic: "I dunno..."
X-naut2: "Well, none, really. We just want to live and study our machine."
Charles Magellean: "Consider yourselves in a successful dealing."
X-naut1: "Then we shall disable this worthless machine!"
Charles Magellean: .oO(He would be more than happy.)
Metal Man (GM): They start typing..... *cutscene* Cue to... Smithy, in the bridge.
Smithy: "At last, I shall destroy that meddlesome traitor. Grodus, how is the X-zone destructor beam coming along?"
Grodus: "...Well, it's coming along just fine."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP Red warning signs Alarms.*
Smithy: "Unless that means I've won the lottery, I WANT IT FIXED!"
Grodus II: "...It's a minor problem, sir. ...Yes... minor." .oO(Oh no! The X-zone crystal is in enemy hands! I have no choice but to rely on a normal deathray, like the others were... I guess we'll have to do with only a partial erasure of that annoying Metal Man's existence.) *He types a bit, disabling the warnings... Smithy has no clue that he deactivated the X-zone stuff.*
Smithy: "How is the countdown, now?"
Grodus II: "Errrr..."
Metal Man (GM): The countdown stops. Then it goes up by 10.
Grodus II: "It'll take a bit more. They've... uhhh... destroyed the glockenspiel!"
Smithy: "I can no clue what that is, so I'll have to believe you."
Metal Man (GM): *Pan back to the lab, where the scientists have deactivated the field around the black orb.*
X-naut1: "We've gotten the evil part down. Anything you want us to reverse?"
X-naut2: "We may have bought some time, but not much!"
X-naut3: "We can only do one or two QUICK things, too."
X-naut2: "We'll get to the... elevator matter, soon enough."
Charles Magellean: "Right now, we can only concentrate on surviving."
X-naut1: "So then. Shall we take the orb out and get to the elevator immediately?"
Editor's Note: Huh... why did I do such a lavish session about Grodus and Smithy... in a season about KUJA???
Metal Man (GM): The other Questers would also be in the lab, of course. Unless they wanted to wander around.
Charles Magellean: "Follow me first. The others are mindlessly searching for... an exit."
Metal Man (GM): They nod, and take the orb. Then they walk behind Charles, single-file.
Charles Magellean: "Then we shall take your path." *He runs in a straight line.*
Metal Man (GM): The middle one holds the orb.
Charles Magellean: "E Li Three: Locate the dexes of the others."
E Li Three: "Not a problem!"
Metal Man (GM): You could hear loud beeping from the area outside room 1, 3.
Charles Magellean heads in that direction first.
Metal Man (GM): You get there, where the Questers, and an exploded room are. There's also a black box on the ground, with a red P, and skull and crossbones on it.
X-naut1: "...Do NOT open that box."
Tetra: "Hi again, Mr. Magellean."
X-naut2: "That's pandora's box!"
Charles Magellean: "Hello."
Aribar: "'allo, Lo--... Charles and company... Pandora's box?"
X-naut1: "Some person named Yurie had it, until she was sent into the X-zone."
X-naut2: "A weird ghost gave it to her."
Digifanatic: "...Oh gosh..."
Charles Magellean: "..."
Aribar: "...What exactly is in it?"
Digifanatic does one BIG eyeroll...
X-naut3: "The obliteration of all civilization!"
Charles Magellean: "We can argue over it later."
X-naut3: "Nobody opens it, though. It's named that way because some idiot named Pandora opened it. Supposedly blew up the ancient Romans."
Editor's Note: Oh gosh... this is that box that a certain Quester encounters in Season 5...
Charles Magellean: "Can it be handled via carrying?"
Tetra: "Then if someone already opened it and civilization still exists, obviously it's a phony."
X-naut1: "Yes... it will only open if opened by a sentient being."
X-naut2: "I wouldn't trust it to be one, myself."
Digifanatic: "X-Zone... don't even think about it."
X-naut3: "Who shall carry it?"
Charles Magellean: "We will handle the issue if the scientists are telling the truth or not. Ari, Digi, Young Ward: Quickly choose which among you will carry it."
Tetra: "I don't care. But we need to get a move on. Countdown and all."
Metal Man (GM): *24:00*
Charles Magellean: "The scientists bought us some time... but we need to act fast."
Digifanatic really can't carry it because it'll exceed his 10 item limit, which includes that Rainbow Potion from before...
Aribar: "...Why carry it at all?"
X-naut2: "What if Smithy found out we had it and opened it right before he died?"
Charles Magellean: "To make sure no one else in this satellite opens it..."
Digifanatic: "I've thought the same."
Tetra: "Because if it IS real then do we really want it in the hands of Smithy?"
X-naut2: "We hid it because we knew Smithy would want to open it."
Aribar takes the box and is put above his 10 item limit... What are the penalties again?
X-naut2: "Even we could not risk total oblivion like that."
Metal Man (GM): But it's a key item, yeah... Unless you wanted to open it as an attack.
Garrick Fy`aar warps into whatever room you guys are in "Where the HELL have you guys been?"
Charles Magellean: "Got lost again, Sir Fy`arr?"
E Li Three: "I should be asking you that."
Charles Magellean: "Eh, never mind."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've been looking for you forever. Things are going wacky."
X-naut3: "To room (5,3)!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Did you hear that the Earth got blown up in a timeline?!"
Charles Magellean: "Just know for the remainder of this mission, I have been put in charge, okay?"
Tetra: "To room (5,3!)."
E Li Three: "Hurry!"
Charles Magellean follows the X-Nauts there.
Digifanatic keeps right behind.
Tetra follows to the room as well.
Garrick Fy`aar stands there, confused for a bit before he follows.
Metal Man (GM): You all start heading towards that room. The monitors go on again.
Charles Magellean: "Follow the crowd, Garrick!"
Editor's Note: And now, the catchphrase of SSQ.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Would somebody please fill me in???"
Tetra: "No time!"
Smithy: "You shall not reach me in time. I have organized a special surprise to teach you a lesson."
Tetra: "Oh great..."
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly, all the lights go out..... And the area begins falling apart!
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Smithy? Oh, well, that explains everything."
Tetra: "I don't suppose anyone brought a flashlight?"
X-naut2: "Not the sudden deconstruction routine! We'll be launched into all those asteroid fields Smithy made out of Earth and the Moons!"
Tetra: "Not if we hurry! Let's move!"
Metal Man (GM): You all reach the room in question.
X-naut1: "...It's been locked with a secret code!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a keypad... It's lit up. The keypad. And you just kept on running.
Tetra: "Well, don't you know the code?"
X-naut1: "Never used it before. The fourth floor is off-limits."
Tetra: "Gah! Fine, let me see this..." *He tries to hotwire the door controls.*
Metal Man (GM): The keypad has 4 LEDs for displaying numbers, and 0-9 in keys.
Charles Magellean: "Garrick, isn't mechanics your department?"
Aribar: "...Would there be some sort of open button inside?"
Tetra just uses a manual.
X-naut3: "Of course, but how would we get inside?"
Metal Man (GM): The door is then shorted open. The keypad explodes, to boot. The inside is lit up.
Charles Magellean runs inside.
Metal Man (GM): The rooms and floors nearby are falling down and into pieces.
Aribar: "...Like that I guess."
Tetra goes inside as well.
Metal Man (GM): The X-Nauts run inside.
Aribar follows Magellean.
Digifanatic heads on in.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I can repair a whole bunch of stuff, myself..." *He follows...*
E Li Three: "Yes! We're very close to Smithy!"
Charles Magellean: "Close before we fall!"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator Closes, then goes up, with everybody inside. You see the room below fall away into space... you got on the elevator just in time. You start going up... this area is much more computer-like. Wires, Leds, flashing and glowing multicolored lights, and monitors are everywhere.
Tetra: "So... cool..." ^_^
Charles Magellean speaks in his own tongue...
Metal Man (GM): One sec, getting out a picture. *pauses timer, but you can talk.*
Charles Magellean: "We are coming, Kajidoh.."
Metal Man (GM): This map comes up.... (WARNING: SEIZURE WARNING: GODAWFUL FLASHING BLACK AND WHITE BLOCKS: Floor4.gif) *Timer continues* The elevator appears in the top middle room, and opens. There's a door south, but it's locked... it looks heavy duty.
Tetra: "My guess is that big room covered in static is Smithy's room."
Metal Man (GM): Editor's Note: Unfindable, author put it up on Youtube and then took it down. Amazing that this is seemingly only the first or second song that's unfindable (although I might look more for it sometime.) http://www.vgmix.com/songs/Da_Joker_-_The_Corporate_Office(Resident_Evil_2).mp3 This area is noticeably devoid of much; it's all computers... probably used to control the cannon. *12:00*
X-naut2: "We have to get in, and quick... before that cannon goes off!"
Charles Magellean wedges between Garrick, second X-Naut, and Tetra... he walks out first.
X-naut1: "I have never been here... we're going to need to wing it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Wing what?"
X-naut3: "Getting into the bridge."
Tetra: "Would smashing up these computers do anything maybe?"
Digifanatic: "This is insane... but we can do this. Just work as fast as possible without screwing it up."
Garrick Fy`aar: "And how exactly are we planing on doing that?"
Metal Man (GM): The door is a gigantic titanium slab.
X-naut2: "I have a feeling we would be endangering more than the cannon if we damaged that..."
X-naut1: "Those might control the life-support."
Charles Magellean approaches this door.
X-naut3: "That's all that's left. I'm amazed the place even activates."
Metal Man (GM): Charles and everyone hears a weird screech....
Tetra: "Agh... what's that?"
Charles Magellean covers his ears.
Digifanatic tries to do so as well.
Tetra does so also.
Metal Man (GM): 5 weird... static monsters... appear.
X-naut1: "What are those?"
Aribar covers his left ear and curses having only one hand.
Charles Magellean uncovers his ears.
X-naut2: "Take them out, they must be guarding the door!"
Digifanatic: "It's over now..."
Metal Man (GM): *Timer stops* Note: One round in battle = 30 seconds.
Digifanatic: "Or not, but boy..."
Tetra prepares for battle.
Metal Man (GM): You have approximately 18 rounds.
Charles Magellean crosses his arms, guns unholstered.
Metal Man (GM): Static 4 attacks... Digi, with... Digi, with... A ton of weird, corrupted text. Digi: What's your HP? Current. Your HP is stuck down to 12... you're now at 108/120 HP. The thing then attacks... Garrick, with... The same gibberish, dealing no damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh."
Metal Man (GM): The second one attacks... Digi, then Charles, with... Digi takes 33 Ice + Fire damage from the same gibberish text. The same gibberish hits Magellean for no damage. Static 1 s!
Charles Magellean stands firm, allowing the corrupted text to pass by him.
Metal Man (GM): Targets: Garrick, Digi
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is attacked by more gibberish. It probably misses him entirely. Digi is attacked by three projectiles made of the same gibberish! 14 damage per hit. Then, the second one attacks... Aribar, Tetra, with...
Charles Magellean: "These sentries... what kind of beings are they?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: 24 holy damage if that hits.
Metal Man (GM): Tetra: 14 damage per hit.
E Li Three: "I have no clue. Try scanning them."
Tetra dodges the second attack but is hit by the other two.
Charles Magellean: "They are static. It would not be in the best in my health interests to know what would happen if I did."
E Li Three: "Perhaps you can... decode them?"
Aribar debates scanning, but quickly thinks that he'd probably just get... Static... The elf fires an Electric Elemental Blast (105% Electric), an Earth Elemental Blast (105% earth), and a Magic Missile (36%) all at the one who hit him.
Metal Man (GM): Your attacks become corrupted and do no damage to the targets. There's now a bunch of random symbols thrown about the floor.
E Li Three: "...Like, you might want to know how they do that. Perhaps they are what are causing static on the map."
Garrick Fy`aar unloads all of his actions worth of shots at the first staticy thing.
Metal Man (GM): All of the bullets turn into gibberish and scatter on the floor.
E Li Three: "...I wouldn't touch them if I were you."
Charles Magellean: "You two are typical Questers. They turn organic matter into mere data, then corrupt it. I can see what Metal's dex is saying."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...jeez..."
Metal Man (GM): It attacks Digi, with... gibberish.
Tetra: "Yeah. Considering Metal's dex pretty much told us what to do..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi is missed.
Tetra: "Dex, let's see if we can't decode those monsters."
Editor's Note: These monsters were so hard to decode, I had to create a custom thing just to decode them into a format you can see now. On top of the unfindable music and seizure image. What a handful this part of the session is.
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
HP: 0/532% 0/532%
Â§â€žÃ–â€“ÃŽ: d20+9, deals 24 holy damage.
UÅ¸Â±': 3 d20+9, 14 damage per hit.
Tetra: "I see..."
Smash Dex: "Error: Data incomplete. Further scanning required."
Aribar: "...That surprised me."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's just odd..."
Tetra: "Alright, Dex. Now decode all that information."
Tempting Fate: "I was expecting the dex to explode." *>/Tempting Fate<*
Charles Magellean: "Smithy outdoes himself each time we face him."
Smash Dex: "...DI... NG..."
Metal Man (GM): The dex sorta fizzles.
Smash Dex: "More processing power required."
E Li Three: "Use me! I can decode those ugly things after you scan them with a normal dex."
Metal Man (GM): *Tetra has used two actions.*
Tetra: "Mr. Magellean, you might want to try using Metal's dex."
Charles Magellean: "You do seem more capable than an average dex."
Tetra taps his dex and hopes it isn't broken.
Metal Man (GM): It isn't broken; just a little hot from excessive processing.
Tetra puts it away.
Charles Magellean bows his head. He uses an action to allow E Li Three to decode one or more statics.
E Li Three: "...DING! Holy Arrow Teacup! Desc: A spinning green teacup, marked with exclamation points. It glows with a holy aura. Shrinking Ring of Pillars: Eight pillars close in on an enemy. d20+9, deals 24 holy damage. Egyptian Boomerang Slash: Three T-shaped boomerangs are shot at the enemy, They have hieroglyphic gibberish on them. 3 d20+9, 14 damage per hit. Static 1 and 2 turn into spinning green teacups with exclamation points and a holy aura."
X-naut2: "...That's what we imported from the X-zone! I was wondering why he told us to leave the portal open for..."
Tetra: "Interesting... I wonder if all X-Zone creatures turn into staticy gibberish in this world?"
X-naut1: "Amazing... yet horrifying."
X-naut3: "It is possible... that what is created in the X-zone is corrupted by reality."
Digifanatic: "Your guess is as good as mine."
Tetra: "I can see why you want to study it. It's... amazing."
E Li Three: "Unfortunately, I can't scan the other two. Only normal dexes can get the gibberish data. You can beat up those teacups, though."
Charles Magellean attempts to ram into the first weird little thing.
Metal Man (GM): *Smash* You hit it.
Charles Magellean: *120% damage.*
Metal Man (GM): You crack the cup.
Charles Magellean fires off 6 bullets at it. *18% per hit.*
Metal Man (GM): All miss. Besides the 20. It's a speedy teacup...
Digifanatic: "My these are crazy..." *He starts off with a Fire Punch to the Teacup Charles had hit...*
Metal Man (GM): You hit it.
Charles Magellean: "So he uses X-Zone 'things' as sentries. I now understand how he outdoes himself."
Digifanatic continues up with a whack of the Golf Club...
X-naut1: "No wonder he said it was dangerous up here..."
Tetra: "Mr. Magellean, you went to the X-Zone. You should know how to beat these things!"
Charles Magellean: "I was only there for a short time."
Digifanatic finishes his turn with a SM Punch.
Metal Man (GM): The teacup dodges. Static 4 and 5 attack! Tetra will be attacked three times; Garrick once.
Charles Magellean: "I only bore witness to an upside down city, Sephiroth, Sardis Mongul's journal, a "Dan", Skyhigh, New York City, and the ruler of the X-Zone himself."
Metal Man (GM): You hear some corrupted music as gibberish flies at Tetra.
Tetra: "Uh... huh... Uh... GAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Tetra takes...
Charles Magellean: "The Dan had cinnamon buns for eyes... that's all I can remember of it."
Metal Man (GM): 134 damage fire and ice damage from the gibberish. Garrick: What's your current HP? Your max HP?
Tetra falls to the ground, barely alive.
Metal Man (GM): Well, the gibberish deals 126 damage to you instantly.
Tetra: "I am... in... pain..."
Metal Man (GM): The Tea Cups decide to attack now.
Garrick Fy`aar is instantly healed thanks to his armor...
Metal Man (GM): Targets: Digi, Aribar, Aribar, Garrick.
Charles Magellean is puzzled... he notices Garrick... and recognizes the boots of Julian's...
Metal Man (GM): Digi is attacked by a bunch of pillars that spin around him and then begin to crush towards him.
Charles Magellean: "Garrick... you and Julian seem to have special powers."
Digifanatic dives outta the way, barely evading the attack...
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is attacked by six spinning, razor-sharp T-signs with Egyptian hieroglyphs on them.
Garrick Fy`aar: "What do you mean by special powers?"
Metal Man (GM): 14 damage per hit.
Charles Magellean: "Just know, I could've sworn your armor activated."
Metal Man (GM): Then, Garrick is assaulted by those pillars again!
Garrick Fy`aar backflips away...
Charles Magellean: "I'll speak later about it!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right right..."
Charles Magellean moves to the right.
Aribar: "Gah!" *He's hit by every attack, but is still alive... He fires two Fire Elemental Blasts (105% Fire times two) at a Teacup and downs a Blue Potion.*
Metal Man (GM): It takes all the damage. you nearly melted it into a puddle into the floor.
Digifanatic: "We're really tight on time now..."
Garrick Fy`aar tries to finish off the one Ari hit with some shots...
Metal Man (GM): All but 4 hit. However, those unlucky 13s mean baaaaad things happening... The door suddenly becomes a portal to the X-zone. The teacup explodes, then is sucked back into the portal.
Tetra: "We're dead."
X-naut3: "There's a slight chance of more of those things coming in through that portal!"
Tetra: "C-close it!"
Digifanatic: "Boy, do I hate black holes... And portals."
X-naut2: "Do I look like the portal fixer to you?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, any ideas on how to close the sucker?"
Smash Dex: "Unknown."
Metal Man (GM): The third static-y thing attacks...
Digifanatic: "I might be able to try something..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick. It misses him with gibberish.
Digifanatic: "To get us out of here."
Tetra: "D-Dex... scan... that gi-gibberish thing..."
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
HP: 0/110% *REFLECT* 0/110%
kÃµ,: DC 36 STR check. If you fail, you're knocked out for three rounds. Can only be used once every three rounds.
HÂ±: Knocks a digit off your HP. Like, 100 HP becomes 10. Can only be used on people with triple-digit current Hps.
@Ã^: The next attack sent at Euro harp is reflected back at the attacker.
TnÃ›: Deals d100 Fire + Ice damage instantly. Add 10 damage for every Holy Arrow Teacup! in the battle.
Smash Dex: "Unknown data. Partial but incomplete translation based on previous data."
Tetra: "Great. Now scan the last static."
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Â¯Ã¬ÃŠÃ¨Ã‹Å¾Ã©Â¶16â‚¬: d20+4, deals 76 ice damage, instant freeze.
Digifanatic: "Guys, I have that Rainbow Potion. Do you think I should try it next time around?"
X-naut2: "It may work."
Metal Man (GM): *E Li Three decodes the information* Euro Harp
Desc: A spinning harp, with strings made out of Euros (European money).
Instant KO: The harp flies into your head, trying to knock you out. DC 36 STR check. If you fail, you're knocked out for three rounds. Can only be used once every three rounds.
One-Up for Artificial Intelligence!: A green glow surrounds the harp. The next attack sent at Euro harp is reflected back at the attacker.
HP Smash: Weird coins hit your HP. Knocks a digit off your HP. Like, 100 HP becomes 10. Can only be used on people with triple-digit current HPs.
Tea Spray: The harp plays an English song, and a cup of hot tea is dumped on your head. Deals d100 Fire + Ice damage instantly. Add 10 damage for every Holy Arrow Teacup! in the battle.
Desc: A floating raft, which appears to move through the air like it is water. Do not attempt to ride it.
Freeze Punch: A log comes loose and smacks the enemy with ice. d20+4, deals 76 damage, instant freeze.
Metal Man (GM): Your combatants come into full view. Two harps, and a floating raft.
Digifanatic is shaking a bit, more concerned about the time bomb they're fighting against instead...
Metal Man (GM): Charles rams into the raft, blowing it up. It explodes, then is sucked into the portal.
Digifanatic starts with an X Accuracy... *Then into a Fire Lunge...*
Metal Man (GM): What's your target? Harps or Tea Cup? Miss.
Digifanatic then tries something crazy: to toss his Rainbow Potion into the Tea Cup, hopefully sucking it back to somewhere else and out of the battle...
Metal Man (GM): Well, it's actually a good thing you missed. It hits the portal.... Which is instantly closed by it.
X-naut1: "Good! Finish those things off, and we can continue!"
Metal Man (GM): *Round 2* Time: 7:59 The harps attack with their powers. Digi is... their fave target. *English Music plays* Harp 1 becomes glowy. Harp 1 launches scalding tea onto Digi. Harp 2 sends scalding tea at Ari. 41 fire + ice damage to Digi; 33 to Ari.
Aribar: "Gah! Bad tea! Bad tea!"
Metal Man (GM): Then one tries to KO Digi. Digi: STR check.
Digifanatic: *LAST STAND AND MEGA RUSH ACTIVATED.*
Metal Man (GM): You're knocked out... no damage, but you can't be hurt or attack for three rounds. Anyway, the remaining tea cup attacks... Aribar twice, with... A horde of Egyptian boomerangs. 14 damage per hit from the weird flying objects.
Aribar is boomerang'd to death.
Metal Man (GM): minus an action. There's one teacup and two harps to worry about.
Aribar: "Liquefy!" *The elf casts two Fire Elemental Blasts on the teacup (210% Fire damage), and a third blast on a harp (105% Fire damage).*
Metal Man (GM): Which harp, praytell? 1 or 2? *REFLECT* The attack is reflected back at Aribar, who takes 105% damage. 7:59 (30 seconds pass per round)
Aribar tries to Magic Dodge it... If possible.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmmmm... It would cost 1/2 the cost of an elemental blast to dodge that reflected attack.
Aribar quickly brings up an arcane shield to absorb the blast. "Blasted harp!"
Metal Man (GM): The attack is, indeed, blocked.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on the harp... *...with 180 damage worth of insta hit!*
Metal Man (GM): That harp explodes. Explodes it do. Anything else for your turn? Deee... deededeedledddeee...
Tetra fires a trio of missiles at the final teacup.
Metal Man (GM): *54 damage* It's still there... not quite dead yet.
Tetra fires a shot with his borrowed laser pistol.
Metal Man (GM): *Bam* Hit. Still not dead... until Charles gives it THREE rams. It finally crumbles into dust. Digi can't do his current turn... *round 4* 7:29 left. Digi has 2 rounds of 'KO' status. The remaining harp attacks... Garrick, with... A weird sounding harmonica. Garrick: What's your current/maximum HP? Well, it' deals 126 damage to you.
Garrick Fy`aar is instantly healed after that again...
Metal Man (GM): Then it attacks Garrick with...
Aribar rushes over and does a three-step slice on the harp. "Yah!"
Metal Man (GM): The first slice is reflected back at you. The second misses. The third hits.
Metal Man (GM): Uno Harp (One Harp)
Garrick Fy`aar unloads another 180 insta hit on it...
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE* All of the debris from the X-zone things warp out.
Digifanatic is still @_@ and doesn't exactly realize what's going on...
Metal Man (GM): *+600 EXP to all, even Digi +2000 coins* As it stands, this epic mission is nearly over. Last time, on Super Smash Quest.... The Questers battled their way through Smithy's second major satellite. They fought many people, saw Earth explode, said good-bye to Metal (Who said he'd return, but it is unknown how), and then got some scientists on their side. They're now at the last door... which they just unlocked after defeating an endless barrage of enemies and traps. Everybody is right before a gigantic, unlocked, titanium door. The door has a button to open it. All you need to do is press it.
VG gives himself and Wolfman 100 rings each for an extra life before anyone presses.
X-naut2: "We have finally cleared the way. All we need to do... is enter!"
Tetra pushes the stupid button.
Charles Magellean stands at the middle....
Aribar has the Wand of Wonder unholstered. "... So Smithy'll be through there?"
Metal Man (GM): The door opens wide... revealing a huge, square room.
VG: .oO(Finally... the answer to my dreams...)
Metal Man (GM): 500 feet square; 600 feet tall.
Wolfman: .oO(Finally... the end of this mission...)
Editor's Note: You can say that again.
Metal Man (GM): Monitors and control panels are everywhere.
Tetra: .oO(Finally... what was I saying?)
Wolfman and Veeg enter... after someone else does.
Metal Man (GM): At the center, on a raised platform, Grodus II works at the controls. Smithy is on an even higher platform.
Charles Magellean enters, leading first.
Smithy: "Well well, we meet again... at last."
Tetra: "Hey, Smithy! Ready to die?"
Smithy: "I shall not be defeated. No, I would rather it be that... I win."
Metal Man (GM): Smithy presses a red button.
Smithy: "Remember those floors you passed through? Well... rather than let your friends shoot up my satellite, I'm going to use them as a shield."
Metal Man (GM): You see all the rooms that were jettisoned lining up, making a shield, blocking out the Smasher fighters.
Tetra: "You do that. I was hoping I'd get to kill you myself anyway."
Smithy: "But that is not all..."
Metal Man (GM): Smithy points at the countdown.
Wolfman: .oO(Okay... what else do you have?)
Smithy: "You could not kill me in the four minutes allotted."
Grodus II: "Preparing to fire!"
VG goes to Tetra... he has to make this quick.
Tetra: "Little do you know, your death ray is broken, Smithy. We removed the X-Zone orb."
Grodus II: *Nervous look.*
Smithy: "Alas... you are dense."
VG: *To Tetra* "If need be, fire a continuous EMP... I can keep on supplying you the magic."
Charles Magellean: "Learn to keep your mouth shut."
Smithy: "For I have... TWO orbs."
Tetra: "I should've seen that one coming..."
Smithy: "One of them... is somewhere you will never find it."
Grodus II: "Whaaaa?"
Tetra: "Let me guess, inside you?"
Smithy: "Not there, no. However, thank you for telling me. For a minute there, I was afraid that you had let it be."
Wolfman is confused.
Smithy: "You could have tricked me, you know. Those scientists set it to show that it was there after you took it."
Wolfman: .oO(Let what be?)
Smithy: "But thank you for telling me. Now I can further my designs... into the pattern of time and space itself."
Tetra: "Why does it matter, Smithy? You're going to die now."
Charles Magellean: "ENOUGH OF THE ARROGANCE!"
Smithy: "No, I am going to triumph over you, and all organic beings, in one... swift move."
VG looks to Tetra... his look says "you might want to do something quickly."
Grodus II: "Cannon countdown is at one minute and counting."
Smithy: "It's too late... you spent your time talking to me."
Charles Magellean walks forward.
VG: *To Tetra* "We don't have much time; do it now!"
Smithy: "So nice to see you, traitor. I invite you to see your home explode."
Metal Man (GM): Smithy laughs an evil, metallic laugh.
Aribar debates doing something rash and possibly sealing their fates, but sees Charles step forwards and stops before even beginning to cast a Jolt.
Grodus II: "T-minus 30 seconds!"
Grodus: "Target locked."
Wolfman wouldn't know what to do...
Tetra: "Sorry, Smithy. Not today." *He activates his EMP.*
Smithy: "Do your worst."
VG is ready to supply the magic potions.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Grodus II presses the button to fire at the same time. You hear computers shorting out.
Wolfman gets THUNKED.
Smithy: "Fools... I run everything... but the life support... ON MAGITEK!"
Computer: "Life Support failing."
Grodus II: "The beam has fired."
Charles Magellean: "...You... would... USE... that abomination."
VG: "...But how can you still be up?!?"
Aribar: .oO(We're doomed...)
Metal Man (GM): The screens show the beam hitting the Second Moon, and blowing it up.
Smithy: "At last... I have won!"
Editor's Note: Wow... I actually had the guts to do it.
VG: "Fire again Tetra!"
Smithy: "And now... to kill you all!"
Charles Magellean (GM): ...The Moon's core survives... unscathed.
Editor's Note: But I should have also overridden that godmodding.
VG will auto-use a green potion if Tetra needs the MP. *Auto use.*
Grodus II: "Sir... that core..."
Tetra hits the EMP again.
Charles Magellean: "Oh... no..."
Aribar: "Stop, Tetra!"
Charles Magellean begins to tremble in terror.
VG: "We have to stop Smithy!"
Computer: "Life support has been terminated."
Metal Man (GM): The air... starts to get thinner.
VG: "...even if we... have to sacrifice... ourselves..."
Grodus II: "It is... not destroyed!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...get out of here. All of you."
Smithy: "What? ...I don't care. All of the Questers shall die!"
Aribar: "...How, Garrick?"
VG: "...why aren't you destroyed Smithy...?"
Smithy: "I am a magitek machine."
Aribar tries to think of a way to prolong the air and heat in the room...
Smithy: "And I have... succeeded!"
VG: "EMPs... affect machines... like... you rotten bastard." *He attempts to find the life support machines on this floor... might as well use that Duct Tape.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You think of... Zora breathers... uhhh... some way to take apart water to make oxygen???
Charles Magellean kneels to the ground, holding his head... he feels such pain.
Tetra: "I could always try repairing the room again..."
Metal Man (GM): Well, they're behind... the huge, locked door.
Aribar: "...Who here has a Zora Breather?"
VG: "Take Wolfman's."
X-naut2: "...This can't be... there's nothing we can do!"
VG: "I have an idea."
Tetra casts Repair on the computers again.
Charles Magellean: "...It's all pointless now..."
VG Item Teleports another Door Opener.
Metal Man (GM): Doesn't work; the computers are in the other room.
Tetra: "If only we could go back in time..."
Smithy: "Grodus. Prepare for the invasion of Nintendus!"
Grodus II: "Yes sir!"
VG then uses the Door Opener on said locked door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Tetra, Locos, shut up already."
Metal Man (GM): The locked door opens up. The air is getting really thin... better hurry up.
VG rushes to find the spots to use Duct Tape. "Tetra, come on!"
Tetra follows VG.
Aribar holsters his weapon and takes Wolfman's Zora Breather... He tosses it into the air and attempts to cast a Fire Elemental Blast and Ice Elemental Blast at the same time on it. The elf thinks that it should create water... Or at least steam... Which should then be converted to oxygen by the badge.
Garrick Fy`aar moves in as well, pulling out tools to repair stuff himself...
Metal Man (GM): Okay, we've got to pause, however.... That ingenious combination will give you 15 minutes of air. *CLIFF HANGER.*