Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 209: The Glass Dungeon Part III: Stolen Solarian Seal
Date: 3:58:00 PM, June 10th; 7:42:52 PM, June 12th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are, as we last left them, at the center of the glass fortress. There, one last seal remains on the ultimate power, which Kuja seeks. There's one door left. It's the Solarian one.
Garrick Fy`aar: "This, I'm not looking forward to."
Julian Sawyer: "As long as we get it done. Onward!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "There's going to be magitek stuff out the wazoo in there, I know it. Just watch. Kuja will show up out of nowhere..."
Damien Shire: "I shall have to stay out here... Mainly because I am not much of a fighter. If you know what I mean."
Garrick Fy`aar sighs, places his hands behind his head since his pockets are now replaced by high tech armor, and makes his way forward.
Julian Sawyer: "Stop talking about it. The more you talk about it, the more likely it'll happen." *Heads for the Solarian Door.*
Aribar hrms, looking at Damien. "Do you want anything just in case something attacks you out here?"
Damien Shire: "No, I'm just fine. I can always run."
Metal Man: "I'll protect him."
Digifanatic: "Well, one to go. I say let's do it."
Aribar: "Okay then." *The elf heads to the Solarian door.*
Digifanatic follows all of em.
Metal Man: "Good luck."
Metal Man (GM): You enter the door... http://www.vgmix.com/songs/Red_Rum_-_Under_Logic_Remix(Streets_of_Rage_2).mp3 (Amazingly, it is on NewGrounds!) The walls, ceiling, and floor are glass, revealing intricate lines of mysterious energy pulsing through the floor. The edges of the room are bordered by metal strips. You are in Room 1. A simple room. One exit, a locked door. Four little buttons on the floor.
Julian Sawyer: *Examines the buttons.*
Metal Man (GM): They each are red, and circular. They're arranged in a square, about each 5 feet apart.
Aribar looks at the buttons as well, and glances at the door. The elf wonders what the relationship between the two items are.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The door itself is an average, although high-tech, metallic unfolding door.
Aribar: "Hrm... Test dummy, coming through." *He goes to stand on the lower-left button.*
Julian Sawyer: *Tries pressing the one on the upper-right of the square.*
Metal Man (GM): *Click* *Click* Before anyone can do anything else...
Julian Sawyer: "Click is never good..."
Metal Man (GM): The buttons turn green.
Digifanatic: "No it's... not?"
Metal Man (GM): Two fireball launchers appear out of the ground, shooting a fireball at Julian and Aribar.
Aribar: "Green usually is good, tho---Gah!"
Julian Sawyer: "Gree-AH!"
Metal Man (GM): 10 fire damage to them both.
Digifanatic: "Or yes it is..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hm."
Metal Man (GM): You're both knocked off of the buttons, too.
Aribar backs up a step from the blast, then gets off of the button.
Julian Sawyer: *Coughs, and gets back up.* "That didn't work..."
Aribar: "Hrm... Three of us here, and four buttons..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...perhaps we have to hit them all at the same time. You forget Digi, Ari. Four and four."
Aribar: "Err... Actually, I forgot myself... Eheheheh."
Julian Sawyer: "Worth a shot."
Digifanatic: "Heh. It's okay."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Everyone take a button."
Digifanatic: "As simultaneously as possible."
Metal Man (GM): SPD check for simultaneous button pressing.
Julian Sawyer: *Goes to stand on the upper-right button, waiting for the others.*
Digifanatic starts to step on the upper-left...
Aribar takes the lower left-hand button again, but doesn't step on it until the others do.
Garrick Fy`aar takes the lower right.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody is hit with fireballs for 10 damage.
Metal Man (GM): You didn't quite make it simultaneously. Garrick was way to late, Aribar was right on time, Digi and Julian were a little bit too late.
Julian Sawyer: "Ack!" *FWOOM'D.*
Metal Man (GM): You can try again.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...*Cough*...I hate fire traps... let's try that again."
Julian Sawyer: *Cough* "Agreed..." *Goes for his button again.*
Digifanatic searches for any objects Ari could Magic Teleport to increase the chances of success...
Garrick Fy`aar stands next to his button.
Metal Man (GM): No objects in this room.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... oh well."
Aribar: "I guess we should go again..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ready? 1...2...3!"
Aribar goes to step on his button.
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets on it just in time, while the three of you go too late. *BUZZ* More 10 fire damage for all.
Julian Sawyer: "Gah!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...this is getting ridiculous. One more time?"
Julian Sawyer: "Why not?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whoa, wait a minute."
Aribar goes for his button.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets in position.*
Aribar stops. "Yeah?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...look at this situation. Four buttons, a repetitive, hard to get system that we have to do. No clues."
Editor's Note: Sounds like the typically badly made puzzle I'm infamous for.
Garrick Fy`aar moves over to the door...
Julian Sawyer: "...Someone go knock on the door."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's meant to be extremely frustrating..."
Digifanatic: "I'll knock."
Garrick Fy`aar knocks...
Digifanatic: "Or not."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens. The door is amazing sturdy, though.
Garrick Fy`aar makes sure it's LOCKED...
Metal Man (GM): It's locked tight. You could drive a car into this and not dent it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmm. Alright, just making sure."
Julian Sawyer: "...Does anyone have a Door Opener 3000?"
Aribar walks over to Garrick and the door and casts Magic Teleport on himself to try and see if he can get to the other side.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar flies into the door. *BONK* 30 damage.
Aribar: "Gah! Magic proof too... Owwies."
Metal Man (GM): These Magitek people apparently know how to block magic.
Aribar: "Let's... Try the buttons again."
Metal Man (GM): The buttons, of course, remain where they are.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Best bet." *He walks over to his button.*
Julian Sawyer: "Stupid buttons..."
Digifanatic does as well.
Aribar jumps onto a button.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Now, everyone get ready... all together now."
Julian Sawyer: *Gets to his.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian gets it, and so does Aribar. *Click* The two buttons they stepped on turn green. Digi and Garrick get hit by fireballs for 10 more fire damage.
Aribar drops to the floor next to his button, expecting a fireball... But doesn't get singed!
Digifanatic: "Wat a sec. Ari, can you Chaos Control this?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, at least I didn't get burned that time."
Aribar shakes his head. "Nope... It wouldn't let me move fast enough to press them all at once." He gets up and checks to see if the two buttons are still green.
Metal Man (GM): The two buttons are green... two are still red.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I'll be willing to take the hit."
Aribar: "On the plus side, it seems like we've only two buttons to go."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Digi, hit yours. And STAY there."
Digifanatic presses his button again.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hold it down!"
Metal Man (GM): *POOMF* Digi is hit by a fireball.
Metal Man (GM): 10 more damage.
Metal Man (GM): Does he try to stay on the button anyway?
Garrick Fy`aar: "...now, let me try." *He hits his button and STAYS there.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi is hit again for 10 damage. However, Garrick stands on his button just after that. The buttons all turn green. The door unlocks.
Julian Sawyer: "Hooray."
Aribar: "Who needs healage?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, let's get moving."
Digifanatic: "Ack... I'm okay, though."
Julian Sawyer: "Let's get out of this room, first."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Here, I got it. I've got to many of these anyway."
Aribar casts Minor Healing once on both Julian and Garrick, twice on Digi, and thrice on himself. 20% per healing.
Digifanatic: "Alright then."
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, thanks for that." *Heads into the next room.*
Digifanatic starts walking to the second room.
Aribar starts though the door.
Garrick Fy`aar nods a thanks to Ari, then heads on.
Metal Man (GM): Next room is the same, minus the buttons... and with two glowing green orbs and a red one. The orbs beep, then attack. Questers vs. Orbs!
Garrick Fy`aar: "Watch it!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Orbs?"
Aribar: "This is... Odd."
Julian Sawyer: *Scans the Magi Orbs and Teck Orb.*
Smash Dex: "...DING! DING!"
HP: 0/500% 0/500%
Nafiraga 3: A pillar of fire deals an instant 800 damage.
Badge Breaker: Disable the enemy's badges.
Regen: Regain 5 HP every round.
Meteo: Hits the enemy with a dark matter for 90 damage, poisoning and blind ing the target.
Machine Revive: Revives a totally broken machine.
Ultra Rocket: Blast one target for 50 damage.
Titanium Plate: Put up a barrier that blocks 90 damage.
Deadly Grenade: Deals 20 damage and three random bad status effects.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Teck Orb first."
Julian Sawyer: "I say the Magi Orbs. They can deal the most damage, and they have the least HP."
Garrick Fy`aar: "But the Teck Orb revives the Magi Orbs."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. I gotta agree with Garrick on this one."
Julian Sawyer: "But I'll do this first." *Takes off his Fedora, and squeezes the feather, popping out a blade all around the brim. Julian then throws this at the orbs, attacking each once with a Hat Trick.* "Are you sure they're machines?"
Digifanatic: "For that reason... and his defenses."
Aribar: "They're Magitek beings... I think."
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss.
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever, attack what you want. I'm going for the Magi Orbs." *Catches the hat on the return, dealing 24 damage to Magi Orb 1*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just don't DESTROY them first."
Julian Sawyer: "Deal."
Metal Man (GM): Orb 1 casts Badge Breaker on Garrick, disabling all of his badges. Orb 2 casts Regen on the Teck Orb.
Aribar test-fires an Electric Elemental Blast on the Teck Orb. 105% Electric damage.
Metal Man (GM): You give it a zapping. It takes 95 damage.
Aribar: "Hrm... Good. It works." *The elf then casts Jolt on the two Magi Orbs. 22% each, possible chance of stun.*
Metal Man (GM): It is stunned. It starts out by Titanium Plating itself. It gains 90 to max and current HP. Then it fires a deadly grenade at Garrick. 20 damage, and... Paralysis, Sleep, and Berserk.
Garrick Fy`aar just slumps over. Frickin' Helen Keller... He then pops right back up!
Metal Man (GM): Digi: If you're here, take your turn.
Garrick Fy`aar was injected by his suit system, his back up and ready to go.
Metal Man (GM): Ok, take it.
Digifanatic tries denting some of the Tech Orb's armor... so he starts with a Fire Punch to try and help the cause.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It takes 7 damage.
Digifanatic tries doing the same to a Magic Orb as well.
Metal Man (GM): 7 more, of course.
Digifanatic: *...and he closes with a whack of the Club to the other Magic Orb*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Oh, wait... to Magic orbs. that's 17, then 13. Magic orbs lack DR. One of the Magi orbs is glowing red. Even though it's usually green.
Julian Sawyer: "...Maybe it's switching magic styles..."
Smash Dex: "Temperature increase detected."
Julian Sawyer: "...That fire spell!"
Metal Man (GM): *Waits for really long description or something.*
Julian Sawyer: "What to do... uh... Crap, I don't have any status things... Eh." *Attacks the Magi Orb, knowing full well this puts him at the top of it's death list, throwing at it a flurry of kicks , ending with a powerful roundhouse to... it. Yeah.*
Metal Man (GM): 6 hits. The last hit is the roundhouse. 280 damage total. The stunned Magi orb unstuns itself. The poisoned Magi orb fires off a HUGELY POWERFUL Nafiraga 3 at... Garrick. A column of fire engulfs his position, with a cone of fireballs flying into the center at it. This forms what appears to be a black hole out of fire.
Garrick Fy`aar gets toasted...
Julian Sawyer: "...Wow, I wasn't aimed at."
Metal Man (GM): Magma surges from the floor to engulf the whole thing, then it all explodes. 800 fire damage to Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar dies.
Julian Sawyer: "Damn..."
Aribar hrms... "Have a taste of your own medicine! Flare Storm!" *The elf casts two Fire Elemental Blast on the Magi Orb that incinerated Garrick. Many fireballs pelt the orb, a fiery rain. 210% Fire damage. The elf then casts Mirror on himself.*
Metal Man (GM): That orb falls on the ground and dies.
Garrick Fy`aar steps off the revival platform, swinging up his M150 to unload two series of regular, armor piercers at it.
Metal Man (GM): 5 hits. Those are armor piercing things. The Teck orb regens 5 HP.
Garrick Fy`aar then applies the same to a machine gun series of rounds.
Metal Man (GM): 3 hits. 1 is a possible wonder crit. Affected by DR. The Teck orb revives completely the dead Magi orb.
Garrick Fy`aar: "TOLD you..."
Metal Man (GM): Then it fires another Deadly Grenade at... Aribar.
Julian Sawyer: "Okay, so I was wrong."
Metal Man (GM): 20 damage, and... Berserk, Blindness, and ...Haywire, which causes Aribar to use random attacks on the target he does attack for three rounds.
Aribar is Status Effect'd... The elf considers trying to research a physical version of Mirror when he gets a chance.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. Bah. *REFLECTAZOID.*
Aribar: "Hah! That'll teach you!"
Metal Man (GM): It flies back and hits the Teck orb, dealing all of that right back at it. The Teck orb is currently spinning around in circles like mad. Magi Orbs: Teck Orb
Julian Sawyer: "Get the Teck Orb!"
Digifanatic: "Right. Was gonna."
Julian Sawyer: "Just a reminder."
Digifanatic starts off with a Fire Lunge because his X Acc will run out, trying to be safe.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Not to the teck orb.
Digifanatic then uses another Fire Punch, looking for another hit.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then defends.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads for the Red Orb, trying to get that last hit he needs for Overdrive Mode With a Beatbox.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit and hit. -10 each
Julian Sawyer: *O-O-O-OVERDRIVE Finally overdriving, Julian attacks the Teck Orb with a few punches, then grabs it and tosses it up. Julian then looks it over while it's in the air, and punches it in the equivalent of it's groin/weak spot when it comes down: Platinum Throw, followed by Low Blow.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit and hit. Hit hit and hit. Hit.
Julian Sawyer would now be the focus of the Teck Orbs attacks, due to the Low Blow.
Metal Man (GM): Orb 1 casts Meteo on Julian. 90 damage, poison, and blinding.
Julian Sawyer: "Augh!"
Metal Man (GM): Orb 2 casts regen on itself.
Julian Sawyer: "At least I got those shots in on the Teck Orb..." *Sits down, not being able to see.*
Aribar takes out his Wand of Wonder and unleashes two Star Storms on the Teck Orb.
Metal Man (GM): 117 total damage. It's still... barely alive.
Julian Sawyer: "C'mon, kill it before it can attack! I'm a sitting duck out here!"
Garrick Fy`aar blasts the sucker with a pair of insta hit blasts from the Einhammer. That does 138 damage, 128 after the 10 DR.
Metal Man (GM): Nope... 118, because it takes off 10 damage from each... but it's still dead.
Garrick Fy`aar extends a wrist toward Julian, a small slot opening and firing a small dart art Julian. He's injected with serum-a-la-Max Mushroom.
Julian Sawyer: "Ow... Well, at least I'm not near death..."
Digifanatic starts with another Fire Punch to the Tech orb.
Metal Man (GM): 5 hits on number 1 Tech orb died; pick another target. 3 hits on number 2 Orb 2 is hit by Gigli's attack. I mean Digi.
Digifanatic then continues with a SM punch (no coins of course).
Metal Man (GM): Damage from both of those, which hit.
Julian Sawyer: *Managed to hit stuff while blind. Amazing.*
Digifanatic decides to have a fresh turn full of OD if he hits again. He goes for another Fire Punch. He Overdrives, thus...
Metal Man (GM): Now, for the Magi orbs to go. The first one blams Julian with another Meteo. 90 more damage. The other one casts Badge Breaker on Aribar, disabling his badges.
Aribar: "Star Scream!" *The elf holds his Wand of Wonder out towards the latter Magi Orb. A stream of spinning, purple-outlines of stars fly past the elf, ripping and shredding the orb.*
Metal Man (GM): Eh. These guys have no DR. The orbs are looking beaten up.
Garrick Fy`aar has enough, so he uses a action to OVERDRIVE He starts off with the stronger of the two, swinging his guns up to unload a 21 Gun Salute at it.
Metal Man (GM): 15 net hits (Counting crits) *SPLODE* And then there was only one annoying orb.
Garrick Fy`aar decides to save his other specials for another time. He wants this done. So he just does the same on the other orb.
Metal Man (GM): I'll just say you exploded the other orb. All the orbs are exploded. *+1000 EXP.*
Digifanatic doesn't really gain anything... yet. His choice of upgrade involves something not in his possession... and his other ability is a custom-made bonus.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, so, we done? I heard two explosions."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, for this battle."
Garrick Fy`aar stays in Overdrive, his armor glowing slightly.
Julian Sawyer: *Is also in overdrive. Gets back to his feet, his blindness assumedly gone.*
Digifanatic is as well...
Metal Man (GM): Next room's door opens.
Digifanatic continues forward.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads for it.*
Metal Man (GM): Next room... A fried console is in this room. There's slots for 5 crystals. On the floor, these crystals are scattered: Red Blue Black Green Purple Orange Magenta Tie-Dye Clear (Like Glass) Metallic Wooden Yellow
Julian Sawyer: "...Aw man, not this..."
Metal Man (GM): Violet The door is locked.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhh baby... another one of these..."
Metal Man (GM): Next room, which had slots for five crystals in a fried console. The door is locked. Red, Blue, Black, Green, Purple, Orange, Magenta, Tie-Dye, Clear (Like Glass), Metallic, wooden, and Yellow crystals are on the floor.
Digifanatic: "Well... let's see."
Aribar catches up to the others.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh." *He looks for a clue around...*
Metal Man (GM): No clues.
Aribar: (Level 28.) *The elf hrms, wondering how they'll figure this out.*
Digifanatic: "Well, whatever you think'll work fine..."
Julian Sawyer: "I ain't touching it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll try it." *He ponders for a moment...* " He slips the Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and the the Tie-Dye crystals in"
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* Garrick takes 5 soul damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dah! Alright... It'd be a lot easier if we had some sort of clue... it's just a random thing." *He scans the crystals.*
Julian Sawyer: *Scans the console.*
Smash Dex: "These are power crystals. They go in a certain order. This is the console that the power crystals go into. When it works, the door opens."
Digifanatic: "Oh well. By the way, Garrick, may I go after you?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, that didn't work." *Scans the door. He's bored, and he ain't touching those crystals.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Sure. I don't know, it's just a random sort of thing."
Smash Dex: "That is a locked door. It needs power to open."
Garrick Fy`aar gets a closer look at the console for any markings or symbols.
Metal Man (GM): All you see is a very tiny letter 'a' carved in it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...hmm. ...I wonder..." *He picks up the black one and slips it into the first slot.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* It flies out and Garrick takes 5 soul damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAH! Damn it..."
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *He tries thinking about this...*
Metal Man (GM): You think he should have jammed it in harder.
Garrick Fy`aar tries thinking about it himself.
Digifanatic: "Maybe try putting it--dah, stupid mind games..."
Metal Man (GM): You think your head might work better than the crystals.
Digifanatic: "Julian, Ari, any ideas?"
Aribar shakes his head. "I can't think of anything..."
Garrick Fy`aar picks up a crystal and looks at it closely.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...there's a tiny letter A in the console..."
Aribar picks up the red crystal and puts it in the first slot.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* 5 soul damage to Aribar. Julian: You think of asking the smash dex.
Aribar tries it in the second slot...
Julian Sawyer: "Yo, Dex, you got any ideas?"
Smash Dex: "It appears to only work with colors."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that makes sense."
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* 5 more soul damage.
Digifanatic: "That's a start."
Julian Sawyer: "...Anything else?"
Garrick Fy`aar picks up the clear, metallic, and wooden crystals and sticks them all in.
Digifanatic: "You crazy?"
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAAAK BZZAAAK BZZZAAAK* 15 soul damage to Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Jeez, this is starting to piss me off!"
Digifanatic: "Well, what haven't we tried."
Aribar stoically accepts the damage and tries the third slot with the red one.
Julian Sawyer: "You see? This is why I'm not doing any of this."
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* The red crystal deals 5 more damage and even disintegrates.
Digifanatic tries to start with the Green crystal in the first slot!
Smash Dex: "It appears the red crystal was not meant to be used."
Aribar: "Hrm... So painful elimination."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...colors don't work. Materials don't work."
Aribar: "What do you mean, Garrick?"
Julian Sawyer: "Try kicking the door."
Aribar: "Colors do work... The dex said so."
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAAAAK* The green one does work... but isn't in the right slot. 1 soul damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Okay, colors DO work."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... We're at start here." *He then goes to the... ...second slot.*
Garrick Fy`aar picks up the orange one and tries it in the last slot.
Metal Man (GM): The green one goes in.
Digifanatic: "Alright. There's one."
Metal Man (GM): The orange one zaps Garrick for one soul damage. Thus, it is in the wrong slot.
Digifanatic: "And there's part of a second."
Garrick Fy`aar tries the first slot.
Metal Man (GM): 1 more damage.
Garrick Fy`aar tries the THIRD slot.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZAAAK* Another 1 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar: *...fourth He tries the fourth slot then.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* It goes in. That leaves three slots.
Garrick Fy`aar then goes to pick up the... purple one. He tries that in the last slot.
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* It also goes in.
Garrick Fy`aar picks up the magenta one, sticks it in the first slot.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAAAK* 1 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar sticks it in the third slot.
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* It fits in. That leaves one slot...
Garrick Fy`aar picks up... the... yellow one, I guess. He sticks that in.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* 5 soul damage.
Julian Sawyer: *Picks up the Tie-dye and tries that on the remaining slot.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZAAAK* 5 damage to Julian.
Garrick Fy`aar picks up the violet crystal and sticks that in.
Julian Sawyer: "Worth a shot." *Tosses the tie-dye over his shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZAK* 5 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar growls, then tries the... blue crystal.
Julian Sawyer: *Readies the Yellow crystal.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "That one doesn't work. Tried it."
Metal Man (GM): *click* The door finally opens! Yay!
Garrick Fy`aar: "About time."
Digifanatic: "Finally. More concerned about Kuja's location than anything else."
Garrick Fy`aar presses a button on his Mark 5, everyone gets hit with a dart. Everyone is healed full. (Kerokero Cola)
Julian Sawyer: "And we're done."
Garrick Fy`aar moves onward.
Digifanatic does as well.
Julian Sawyer: *Rubs his arm where the dart hit and moves on* "Thanks man."
Metal Man (GM): The next room is host to a weird cone-like object in the center.
Aribar mumbles a thanks and follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): *LOCK* *LOCK* The door ahead and the door back lock.
Digifanatic: "Not that noise again."
Metal Man (GM): Two arms, both three-pronger, pop out of the robot.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Another fight?"
Metal Man (GM): A head, notably E-100 styled, also morphs into sight atop the cone in the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "...Well at least it isn't a puzzle..."
Metal Man (GM): A hole in the middle pops open, and three miniature flying saucers fly out and begin circling the machine.
Garrick Fy`aar: "And there's only one of him."
Aribar readies his Wand of Wonder for combat, if it comes to that.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...or not."
Julian Sawyer: "You stand corrected. I guess I'll dex them, then."
Charles Magellean wonders how many minutes he has left until he's disconnected again.
Julian Sawyer: *Does so.*
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Electro-Probe: d20+8, deals 80% electric damage.
Summon Defensor: Summons what looks like a mini UFO, which each can attack (dealing 3% damage), use 'Repair', defend (adding +2 to the defensor's AC), and also each have a 10% chance of drawing the attack from the enemy instead of the Sector Defensor.
HP: 0/50% 0/50% 0/50%
Attack: Deals an instant 3% damage to the target.
Repair: Heals 10 damage.
Defend: +2 to Sector Defensor's AC.
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, this should be a fairly easy battle, as long as we can keep the Defensors at bay..."
Aribar: "Leave them to me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Right. We'll hammer on the big guy."
Digifanatic: "Fine by me."
Garrick Fy`aar is still nice and Overdrived.
Metal Man (GM): Anything else, Julian?
Julian Sawyer: "Done." *Uses his last action to attack the Big Guy. Not wanting to waste his Super Moves while the Defensors are still here. Julian just attacks the Overlord with a Speedbag.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit the overlord. Oh, right... whoops. Same. Okay, that's... 270 damage.
Aribar: "Whirlmost!" *The elf expends more of the Wand of Wonder's energy by launching three discs of razor-sharp wind at each Defensor for 73% damage each, cutting the tiny UFOs to pieces.*
Metal Man (GM): They're all exploded.
Garrick Fy`aar decides to finish it quick. He unloads another super move on it. Another 21 gun Salute.
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Digifanatic: "Well, that was nice."
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE* You take it down... 300 EXP to all. The final door opens.
Julian Sawyer: "Welp, that was easy. ONWARD!"
Metal Man (GM): The last room... you can see it from here. It's hyper-technical.
Garrick Fy`aar stays in overdrive. He has 4 OP left.
Julian Sawyer: *Into the mysterious Final Room!*
Garrick Fy`aar walks in as well.
Metal Man (GM): You see... the final seal, sitting on a small stand.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it can't be that easy."
Digifanatic: "Hate to agree, but I have to."
Metal Man (GM): What do you do?
Julian Sawyer: "Someone throw a rock at it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Dex, scan quickly. Any traps you can pick up?"
Smash Dex: "That is the seal of the Solarians... no traps detected."
Digifanatic: "Well then..."
Garrick Fy`aar takes it at that and rushes for the Seal, sprinting.
Digifanatic starts walking over as well.
Metal Man (GM): You run up to it... and it fizzles out. Like a hologram.
Aribar stays where he is.
Julian Sawyer: "Knew it."
Metal Man (GM): Then... you hear maniacal laughing. Gigantic images of Gerald Robotnik appear on all of the walls.
Digifanatic: "Of course."
Aribar: "...Sha'Fol? Eggman? ... Him."
Gerald Robotnik: "Ahahahahahahaha... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Well that's just great."
Metal Man (GM): A red and white speckled warp TEARS open... and out jumps Gerald Robotnik. Alive. In one piece.
Gerald Robotnik: "At last! I have you in my immortal grasp! You have merely fallen into my clutches... I have complete control!"
Aribar: "How many times before have we repeated this scene, Gerald?"
Editor's Note: At least 10,000 times and counting.
Gerald Robotnik: "I have been planning... waiting... for this very moment... this is... the final and real time!"
Julian Sawyer: "Why won't you just die?"
Gerald Robotnik: "I never did. Those were clones or robots, always..."
Julian Sawyer: "Of course. Why didn't I see it? It's so simple..."
Gerald Robotnik: "I am 5000 years old!"
Julian Sawyer: "Big whoop."
Aribar: "And you're a misguided fool."
Gerald Robotnik: "From the days of Earth, to now, I have been planning... planning to finish you off."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out a cylinder... and lights it ..It's an orange light saber.
Gerald Robotnik: "I AM THE X-ZONE!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Oh come on..."
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmix.com/songs/The_Orichalcon_-_Level_Six_Descent_(LSD)(Descent).mp3 (Not available anywhere but I have it so here it is...) *END OF ALL DUNGEONS BOSS BATTLE.*
Julian Sawyer: "Now all we need is Kuja..."
Metal Man (GM): GERALD ROBOTNIK'S TRUE FORM VS. QUESTERS
Gerald Robotnik: "You cannot defeat me with my own technology... nor can you rightfully claim to be Gods... I shall crush you all!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "How many times have you said that, or your clones or robots or whatever."
Gerald Robotnik: "I am the real thing... you shall regret taunting me!"
Metal Man (GM): He runs at Julian, with HYPER speed. He slashes four times. 80 damage per hit.
Gerald Robotnik: "DIEEEEEEE!!!!"
Julian Sawyer: *EXPIRE.*
Metal Man (GM): Gerald uses Chaos control to reappear where he stood.
Gerald Robotnik: "All of you... you shall pay for what you did thousands of years ago... to Maria... to me... to Shadow... to history. It is because of you that the Three Powers War begun! All of this is your fault... you must be destroyed!"
Garrick Fy`aar suddenly looks at Gerald in a new light...
Julian Sawyer: *A generic blue warp portal appears in mid-air, and dumps Julian out. Overdrive doesn't carry over between deaths, does it?*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you... BASTARD! How DARE you blame the Three Powers War on us!"
Julian Sawyer: "Huh?" *Wasn't here for the monologue.*
Garrick Fy`aar is literally seething.
Gerald Robotnik: "You are completely wrong... for it is by the death of Maria that the survival of Earth died. I could have stopped the Solarians... now I am merely using their technology to keep them from enslaving you!"
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah! I wasn't even there!" *Dexes Gerald.*
Gerald Robotnik: "Die, before it's too late! Before you are forced to live for eternity under their control!"
Aribar: "...Just how did Maria die?"
Gerald Robotnik: "...The space station was shut down... oxygen ran out... you do the math!"
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Description: "I am the X-zone!" Clearly, Gerald Robotnik's still-surviving self is totally insane. He carries but one weapon... something of enough power to take down entire armies. A self-titled beamsabre named 'Vendetta', powered by a mysterious, plasma energy, gives him unheard of abilities, and possibly tainted his already ruined mind. Blindly put towards destruction, not only is he armed with this nightmarish blade, he is fast enough to counter-attack back anything thrown at him. He is a priority-one enemy; destroying him is the secret to not only stopping his recurring assaults on reality, but to free Shadow from possible control.
AC: N/A; He chooses to counter-attack all attacks with a swipe of the saber. d20+15, deals 45 damage and stops attack if he beats your roll. He rolls once per action of yours.
Saber Swipe: d20+25, deals 85 damage. A quick swiping motion of his orange saber.
Saber Wave: SPD check DC 20. Affects three. A wave of the saber which deals 35 damage to those it hits.
Saber Laser: d20+15, deals 125 soul damage. If killed by this, it takes two rounds to come back. The saber fires a slow but powerful beam of obliteration at the enemy.
Saber Boomerang: d20+15; a general-purpose throw, which threatens everyone. Deals 20 damage.
Power Absorb: Creepy orange lightning flies off of Gerald. He yells "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!" Opposed INT checks. If Gerald succeeds, he gains 2d6 of your points from a stat of his choosing. The stat loss on your behalf is gone when you die; but the gain for Gerald is PERMANENT.
Dark Matter: Opposed INT checks. Gerald projectile-summons black matter onto the target. If they are hit, they are totally immobilized for one round, and unable to attack.
Smash Dex: "End of information."
Gerald Robotnik: "What? I am not controlling Shadow... you are! That foolish box lies! I will wreak a most terrible vengeance on existence... Your terrible kind... you should have listened to Charles. Your planet is nothing but chaos... it must be destroyed!"
Aribar: "Gerald..." *The elf shakes his head, wondering why he even began to attempt to talk to the mentally ill man.*
Gerald Robotnik: "I must save you from Kuja... kill everything... he cannot win if he has nothing to conquer!"
Metal Man (GM): He is about as insane as they get... and waving around his deadly, orange-plasma colored lightsaber.
Aribar: "Why can you not leave us in peace? Why must we pay for our ancestors' supposed sins?"
Gerald Robotnik: "At this rate, the only way to save you from the Solarians is to kill you. Kill everything... then they cannot win... they cannot take over the dead. They killed everything... everything... everything... I had already lost the meaning to live... but they destroyed all of my relatives. Even Macbeth has better luck than I!"
Garrick Fy`aar waits for his turn. You guys are going to love him.
Gerald Robotnik: "My plans have been leading up to this moment... this moment where I destroy everything... if the Solarians want us, they can try fighting for control of the promised land themselves!"
Aribar: "Why not try and help us defeat Kuja and the Solarians instead of choosing the easy way out?"
Gerald Robotnik: "I cannot... cannot do that... Kuja will kill us all... that will only be my suicidal last act... after killing everything they want... I shall sacrifice myself to destroy them all... everything... dead! They shall not know... not... know... the power I have been saving for them! I have waited for this moment... at this rate, the only way is to... kill everything... vengeance on existence... the Solarians want us..."
Metal Man (GM): He seems to be much conflicted. With himself, even.
Aribar: "...Would your Maria want you to do this? To destroy everything when there's a chance, even if it ever so slim, that we can strive to defeat Kuja and the Solarians?"
Gerald Robotnik: "She would want revenge... revenge... destruction of those who killed her. They must all die... their descendants as well."
Julian Sawyer: "I have no idea what you're talking about, so I'm just gonna do this." *Julian reaches into his pocket, takes out a glass bottle, and throws it as hard as he can at Gerald's head: Bottle Smash.* *Bottle is sliced in half.*
Metal Man (GM): That slices you for 45 damage, as well.
Gerald Robotnik: "Nothing... can defeat Gerald Robotnik!"
Julian Sawyer: "Ow!"
Aribar shakes his head. "I've only heard of Maria from Shadow and from you, but I think you're wrong, Gerald."
Gerald Robotnik: "Wrong... you cannot know... know... ...how can you... I will not allow you to defeat me... ...I must destroy... you... as you destroyed everything I sent at you."
Aribar: "We'll just have to prevent you from doing this... Thordain!" *The elf blitzes with electricity as bolts launch from the elf's hand towards Gerald, three Electric Elemental Blasts for 105% Electric damage each, 315% total.*
Metal Man (GM): You must cast it fast enough to stop him from flying up to you and attacking you in the middle of casting it. One spell hit; he inflicts 90 damage on you as he blurs like a madman.
Garrick Fy`aar growls as he grips the last bit of his Overdrive ability. He's got enough to hammer him with a good deal of attacks, if he can get them all off in the span of about 10 seconds. He surges at him, leaping into the air and driving both of his boot heels into Gerald's spine, then pushes off of that and fires off a 21 Gun Salute. With that, he lands, throwing his hands to either side as he yells. "QUESTERS! DOUBLE TIME" *...gain the invincibility status for three turns.*
Julian Sawyer: "Man, we're in trouble... How can we hit this guy?"
Gerald Robotnik: "There is no way for you to defeat me... I am the almighty... Gerald Robotnik."
Metal Man (GM): Well, That one will be simple. Roll a SPD check, +10, like Aribar did, to represent all the shots ..Gerald swings wildly and misses.
Julian Sawyer: "...Double Time?"
Metal Man (GM): However, he still has a chance to attack your 21 gun salute.
Gerald Robotnik: "You can occasionally hit me. Not that it will be enough to withstand my storm!"
Metal Man (GM): Well, he fails to block that. No... all hit. He has no AC. Uhhhh....
Garrick Fy`aar slides back as the group glows gently in the light from the invincibility status.
Metal Man (GM): None.
Garrick Fy`aar loses his pumped up a'tude.
Julian Sawyer: "...Double Time?"
Digifanatic: "Thanks Garrick." *He starts with an OD Fire Punch...*
Gerald Robotnik: "I am moving in trillion time. You cannot outspeed me."
Julian Sawyer: "Well, at least we can't be hurt now. Thanks man."
Metal Man (GM): The punch hits.
Julian Sawyer: "Now we just need to get past his defense..."
Metal Man (GM): He's hit again.
Digifanatic then continues with a SM Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Well, he's got no chance to block that, either.
Gerald Robotnik: "So, you think you can make yourself more powerful? YOUR SOUL IS MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): Orange lightning flies at Garrick from Gerald's hands. *CRIT* ...That's some pretty badass lightning. You're basically hit instantly by two lightning bolts.
Garrick Fy`aar gets smashed HARD into the wall.
Metal Man (GM): Due to crit.... He gains TWELVE SPD off of you.
Gerald Robotnik: "The power... yes... mine!!!"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly feels more and more lead like as he SLAMS into the ground. He coughs hard as he slowly gets to his feet "...you... jeez... I can barely move..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Whoa man... You okay?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I... can't move..."
Metal Man (GM): Gerald then fires off Dark Matter at Aribar. Aribar loses his turn for this round. Then, he turns to Julian...
Gerald Robotnik: "YOUR SOUL IS ALSO MINE!" *MORE ORANGE LIGHTNING.*
Julian Sawyer: "Aw hell!" *WONDER CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): ...You manage to barely avoid it.
Gerald Robotnik: "Curses..."
Julian Sawyer: *Matrix Dodge* "You don't need any more speed!"
Gerald Robotnik: *Settles with going into Defense mode, gaining +2 to his counter-attack.*
Julian Sawyer: *Goes for the impossible: Tries stealing Gerald's lightsaber.*
Metal Man (GM): *LIGHTSABER'D* 45 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *INVICIBLE'D.*
Metal Man (GM): All he does is defend, then. Which blocks that attempt. Because even while invincible, that thing pushes you back away from him.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries again! He has 3 actions, why not use them to their fullest potential?* "Yoink!"
Metal Man (GM): Well, you grab the lightsaber. That's the good part. The bad part is that he pulls out two more.
Gerald Robotnik: "I guess I didn't need that one after all."
Metal Man (GM): *DOUBLES ALL LIGHTSABER DEFENSE AND OFFENSE MOVES.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh (bleep) (bleep) nuts!)
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, that's just not fair."
Gerald Robotnik: "Keep my saber. I'll just stab you twice as much. If you survive... you keep it. If you steal another one, I may just have to grow a third arm."
Julian Sawyer: "How many of those do you have?"
Gerald Robotnik: "I don't know... an entire X-zone portal full of them. I made them during those 5000 years. Now then... attack me before I am forced to slice your arms off!"
Metal Man (GM): He shakes one of his lightsabers at you.
Julian Sawyer: "...I hate you..." *ATTACK! WITH DA LIGHTSABER! Roll is? Is incredibly lucky he's invinicible right now.*
Metal Man (GM): He spins around, slashing you in the face and blocking the attack. If you weren't invincible, you'd be missing your face for sure.
Julian Sawyer: "Ow!"
Gerald Robotnik: "You can't hide forever... I'll just block everything!"
Julian Sawyer: "Jerkface..."
Aribar breaks the curse of the Dark Matter, ending his turn.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads two rounds of insta hit goodness.
Metal Man (GM): The insta hits... to Gerald, spells are not insta-hit. *ZOOM* *ZOOM* He blocks them. It's really cool to watch.
Garrick Fy`aar then tries to hit him with some armor piercing machine gun shots.
Metal Man (GM): Now, for a rundown of what happens. First, he flails around, hitting two invisible objects in the air (the magical energy), causing it to explode. Then he deflects all of the bullets, moving like the matrix.
Gerald Robotnik: "Nothing can stop me... I am the all-mighty!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "DAMN it..."
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Gerald Robotnik: "You today... Kuja tomorrow."
Digifanatic is almost thinking of something else... but he'd just waste invincibility. He'll just use another Fire Punch instead.
Metal Man (GM): ...You move even faster than he does! He moves slightly before being hit by a flaming punch.
Gerald Robotnik: "...Impossible... you move faster than logic!"
Digifanatic then takes more advantage of invincibility. He tries launching another SM Punch...
Metal Man (GM): He creates an X with his sabers, which immediately fails, and then he gets punched.
Gerald Robotnik: "This is... impossible!"
Digifanatic defends again.
Metal Man (GM): Is everyone still invincible? Okay, then.
Gerald Robotnik: "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!" *He fires more energy at Garrick.*
Metal Man (GM): He steals 4 more SPD from you.
Garrick Fy`aar gets even slower... he hates this...
Metal Man (GM): He then attacks Julian with it.
Gerald Robotnik: "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!"
Julian Sawyer: *BLAMMO.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian loses 9 SPD to Gerald.
Julian Sawyer: "AUGH!" *Goes down on one knee.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he does it at Aribar.
Gerald Robotnik: "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): By now, just the annoyance of hearing him yell that is bad enough. You lose...
Metal Man (GM): Then he fires off Dark Matter at Digi.
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Metal Man (GM): He just keeps you from taking your turn at all.
Julian Sawyer: "Okay... This is gonna be... impossible... But whatever." *Charges Gerald and tries a tri-attack with the saber he stole, trying to hit with his reduced speed.*
Metal Man (GM): ...You're more likely to fly to the sun with a crit on a jump roll. With his enhanced SPD, he just blocks everything and then some.
Gerald Robotnik: "Now you know why I plan to fight Kuja last... with all of your powers combined as my own, he would stand no chance! This power... I will crush the Solarians with it!"
Julian Sawyer: "I hate you. Shut up and die..."
Editor's Note: Soon, Julian becomes the next Gerald Robotnik... against Gerald Robotnik!
Aribar throws the Wand of Wonder into the air and quickly takes out his Yellow Chaos Emerald, which he then uses to enact Chaos Control. After that the elf cries out, "Electric Missile!" and a Magic Missile spell, blitzing with lightning, electrocutes him for 105% Electric damage and 36% non-elemental damage. (Electric Elemental Blast and Magic Missile). The elf then pockets the emerald and catches the wand.
Gerald Robotnik: "...Nooooo!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Gerald sluggishly attempts to block the Electric Blast. He can't even try to stop the Magic Missile. You beat him... hitting him both times. 141 damage.
Gerald Robotnik: "Curses... that Chaos Control... you can do it. I must obliterate you as soon as possible..."
Garrick Fy`aar guesses he can't capitalize off that Chaos Control. He just unloads lots and lots of bullets on him.
Metal Man (GM): He wildly spins and teleports around, deflecting them all over the place. You're still invincible... much to your own disadvantage. However, this turn... he just fires Dark Matter at everybody.
Digifanatic still somehow has 2/4 OP.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar manages to move too fast for Gerald.
Gerald Robotnik: "Blast it..."
Metal Man (GM): The rest of you lose your turns.
Gerald Robotnik: "You are tougher than I though... but you will lose regardless."
Aribar points the Wand of Wonder at Gerald. "Take this! Star Storm!" Several purple-tinted star shapes fly at Gerald.
Metal Man (GM): Eh, right. That hits.
Gerald Robotnik: "It is time... to destroy you all!" *Runs up to Garrick and slashes him eight times.*
Garrick Fy`aar is toasted.
Metal Man (GM): *OBLITERATION.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Screw this." *Heads for the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The door. She is locked. And a gigantic picture of Gerald laughing on it is there.
Aribar: "...We still need the seal! ... Which you have, Gerald?"
Gerald Robotnik: "What else would be better bait for you to come to your doom? Of course I have it! I stole it from that Solarian who was here previous. Was quite a strong fellow, until I destroyed him and stole his powers."
Julian Sawyer: "...Sha'Fol?"
Gerald Robotnik: "Who? No. Just an idiot with a staff."
Aribar: "...Are you sure you don't know his name? ...And what did that staff look like?"
Gerald Robotnik: "Giankus. He died from eight thousand stab wounds."
Aribar: .oO(There goes my theory...)
Gerald Robotnik: "It was a white hunk of ivory. Many elephants died to make it. I made sure to immolate it... the first destroyed villain in my career. ...And you're next."
Editor's Note: WTF??? What was I smoking when I made that up?
Julian Sawyer: "Meh." *Pass.*
Aribar fires another series of starts at Robotnik from Wand of Wonder's Star Storm reserve.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO.*
Gerald Robotnik: "Grrr... accursed chaos control. My one weakpoint... and that Shadow had to go around giving it to my worst enemies!"
Aribar: "Too bad more of us with the emeralds aren't here."
Gerald Robotnik: "That is my one bit of luck. I'll ride it to victory!"
Garrick Fy`aar tries to HIT him with triple insta hit.
Metal Man (GM): *BLOCKED* You would faintly detect Gerald feeling... tired.
Gerald Robotnik: "Grrr..."
Digifanatic: "It's too bad we had to recover that guy... Metal would certainly be helpful."
Metal Man (GM): He points both of his light sabers at Julian... then he... fires them like laser guns! 125 soul damage per hit.
Aribar hrms, getting an idea, but as the elf thinks about it more he realizes that he'd probably just enrage Gerald greatly... Possibly to the point of Trance.
Metal Man (GM): The lasers fly through the air at extreme speed. after he deals with the destruction.
Julian Sawyer: *Eh, almost. DEAD And... PASS. Nothing he can do.*
Aribar decides to chance his idea... He then realizes he has no mana, and just Star Storms Gerald.
Gerald Robotnik: "Your persistence is appallingly annoying! DIE ALREADY!"
Garrick Fy`aar unloads some machine gun shots into him.
Metal Man (GM): Gerald is appearing to breathe slightly more than when a person is at rest.
Aribar: "I should say the same to you!"
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* He spins around yet some more, melting the bullets mid-air.
Digifanatic: "This is weird." *He decides that he HAS to give Garrick 100 of his rings.* "You really need those." *He then goes back to thinking here... he uses a Fire Punch, in hopes of a real bad defend.*
Metal Man (GM): ...You still manage to hit him.
Digifanatic gets real lucky.
Gerald Robotnik: "...How can this be? Impossible!"
Digifanatic defends once again.
Metal Man (GM): ...A portal opens in the floor.
Gerald Robotnik: "...Who dares intrude upon my destruction of the Questers?"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Lashiec appears.
Digifanatic: .oO(Uh oh... Name: Gerald Robotnik. Enemy: Ian Hoffman AKA "Digifanatic." I am screwed.)
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Lashiec: "You shall not interfere in the destruction of Kuja! I shall destroy you! ANOTHER GATE!"
Gerald Robotnik: "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): ...a huge portal opens ...Gerald Robotnik beats himself, dealing 40 damage to himself. Lashiec then uses his newly re-found Thunder Halberd against Gerald. ...Not even Lashiec can hit Gerald Robotnik.
Editor's Note: "Not even Lashiec can hit Gerald Robotnik" is one of the top insane utterances SSQ has caused.
Gerald Robotnik: "Fool... no one can defeat me!"
Aribar blinks, seeing the undead dictator and the mad scientist who is practically immortal duke it out.
Gerald Robotnik: "Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Gerald runs up to Lashiec and attacks him as much as possible with the light sabers. Lashiec takes 680 damage.
Lashiec: "...You are too fast for your own good."
Metal Man (GM): Gerald is currently preoccupied with Lashiec.
Lashiec: "Attack him while I hold him off from attacking you! ...I fear he may be able to even overpower me..."
Gerald Robotnik: "I will show you the power of the X-zone!"
Julian Sawyer: *LIGHTSABER ATTACK! YAH!*
Metal Man (GM): He only has half his normal defending power due to being distracted.
Julian Sawyer: *WONDER CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): The wonder crit hits for normal damage. He blocks the other two. *90 damage* All right... you're... not even halfway through his HP, but... 'meh.
Aribar fires another Star Storm at Mr. Robotnik.
Digifanatic sees Gerald. He sees Gerald's occupancy. His true saving grace... He tries an OD Fire Lunge, for kicks.
Metal Man (GM): ... well, you come about 1 inch from hitting him before he... fails to block you and gets kicked.
Digifanatic: *Matrix Lunge! He goes for one more Fire Punch... just to annoy him even more.*
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* 90 damage from his defense.
Digifanatic: "Ack!" *Mega Rush and Last Stand Activated.*
Garrick Fy`aar blasts at the sucker with machine gun stuffs.
Digifanatic decides to use this Mega Rush, hopefully to his advantage and WILL sacrifice his last Lucky if necessary.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick takes 135 damage from the defense attacks.
Digifanatic does so with a SM Punch.
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't let his suit heal. He WANTS to die.
Metal Man (GM): *BAMMO* SSJ SM PUNCH. Gerald attacks Lashiec relentlessly.
Digifanatic has a feeling his luck won't be lasting long, though...
Metal Man (GM): *Insta 680 damage* Lashiec attacks with three Another Gates. 360 damage to Gerald.
Julian Sawyer: *More Lightsaber attack YAH!*
Metal Man (GM): 135 damage to Julian from the counter attacks.
Aribar fires another Star Storm, wishing that his energy wasn't totally expended from the Chaos Control activation.
Digifanatic wishes he could Item Teleport Ari a Green Potion.
Garrick Fy`aar tries, in vain, to hit Gerald.
Metal Man (GM): All misses.
Digifanatic is screwed because he has no Weapon Energy Capsules... but he figures he might as well throw even more Fire into the fray... (Fire Punch)
Metal Man (GM): *Hit.*
Digifanatic is nearly exhausted on this life. He defends twice.
Metal Man (GM): Gerald continues trying to defeat Lashiec. Lashiec retaliates with more gates. 260 damage to Gerald.
Aribar casts one final Star Storm as his Chaos Control fades.
Digifanatic: "Well done, Ari."
Garrick Fy`aar tries to hit the damn guy AGAIN.
Aribar nods to Digi.
Metal Man (GM): First one: Actually hits. Other two: Failure.
Digifanatic might as well make his departure from the rest of the fight as big as possible. He starts with two Fire Punches.
Metal Man (GM): Whoops. Oh well. One hit.
Digifanatic decides to end his Overdriving for now with one last shocker--literally; the Super Thunderstorm on ol' Gerald.
Metal Man (GM): ...Gerald doesn't even get a chance to defend that.
Digifanatic: *The bits of OD trickle away, as the guy is left exhausted but well worth it.* "It's what I could do, guys."
Julian Sawyer: *Yar! Lightsabers ahoy!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Julian Sawyer: "DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): Gerald continues attacking Lashiec.
Gerald Robotnik: "I will destroy you before you can defeat me!"
Metal Man (GM): The set of Another Gates deals 320 damage to Gerald. *Pokes Julian* Aribar? If you're here, you go. Yeah.
Aribar downs a Blue Potion and then begins to fire two Electric Elemental Blasts at Gerald for 210% damage... I roll for the counterattacks now, right?
Metal Man (GM): Yes. They both hit.
Gerald Robotnik: "Your help is seriously bothering me... I will have to get revenge for this..."
Lashiec: "You cannot stop the destruction of Kuja, fool!"
Julian Sawyer: *Saber slashes off the port bow!*
Metal Man (GM): One... two... three counter-attacks. 135 damage to Julian. He's looking weak, though.
Julian Sawyer: *So close... AND HE'S GONE! 4 lives down, ladies and gentlemen... well... just gentlemen.*
Garrick Fy`aar tries to hit him with a few more telekinetic shots.
Metal Man (GM): He gives Garrick a nasty 135 damage set of defensive successes.
Gerald Robotnik: "If I'm going down... I'm taking you all with me..."
Metal Man (GM): You're lucky Lashiec has so much HP... Gerald's just decided to shoot him full of lasers. ...That's how much damage he does to Lashiec. 330 damage back to Gerald.
Gerald Robotnik: "No... cannot be... terrible... someone with power similar to mine... I must win."
Julian Sawyer is dumped out of another GBWP, and gets up, and looks to his ganked lightsaber. "...Garrick, you think you can hold onto this for me?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Sure..." *He takes the saber, if he can, and stores it away in his NNS.*
Julian Sawyer: *Tosses it to him to store away in subspace, then turns his attention towards Mr. Invincible.*
Gerald Robotnik: "I will have my revenge on you all... you cannot kill me. ...It's a shame I never told you... I am the ultimate life form."
Aribar: "Why did you lie and try and create other 'ultimate' lifeforms?"
Julian Sawyer: "We'll see about that. Even if you kill me, these guys will finish you off!" *With that, Julian charges towards Certain Doom at the hands of Lightsaber Counter-Attacking with a Beatbox.*
Gerald Robotnik: "I was the last one created. After creating the Voids, I made myself the ultimate lifeform."
Aribar: "You were... Created? Wait..." *The elf tries to comprehend what Gerald said.*
Gerald Robotnik: "I made my former organic body far stronger... a sense of rebirth. That is how I have lived this long. It is thusly that I am here today. ...All for waste... but it shall be remembered."
Editor's Note: Indeed, it shall... ...wackily, by me, 10+ years later...
Aribar: "...You've lived a sad life, Gerald... I hope that life can reach an end today."
Gerald Robotnik: "Must... save... world... destroy... everything."
Julian Sawyer: *AND HE'S GONE! Game Over for Julian people, he's out of it.*
Aribar charges up Terrorbolt to Level 3 before firing a huge beam of electrical energy at Gerald Robotnik for 396% Electric damage. "Take this... Terrorbolt!"
Metal Man (GM): You begin to notice some sort of aura around Gerald ..He actually doesn't counter it.
Gerald Robotnik: "... . . ."
Aribar: "...What's happening to you?"
Metal Man (GM): You see... two Geralds?
Aribar glances to Julian's dead body, but quickly looks back to Gerald.
Gerald Robotnik: "I-I... am the ultimate life form!" *Echo.*
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* *FLASH* ...A white beam of light hits the area from above ..There are two Geralds now.... One of them dark, evil... ghost-like. The other one looks normal, is unarmed, and looking bewildered.
Aribar: "...A split personality?"
Gerald Robotnik: "I will kill you all! ...This is impossible! That is not me! You shall all be destroyed... to save you from the Lunarians! ...What is this... some sort of light saber?" *Pulls out a bluish lightsaber.*
Julian's Dex: "This be crazy."
Editor's Note: This @#$% be ULTRA crazy.
Gerald Robotnik: "Even I cannot stop my--- You cannot be allowed to exist!"
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* ...The evil Gerald Robotnik is impaled on the bluish lightsaber, which flickers out.
Gerald Robotnik: "...No... so close... I WAS SO CLOSE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): It explodes... you can see that it was... The Void. Again ...It disintegrates.
Gerald Robotnik: "...I don't know who any of you are... but thank you... I have long been trapped by my own experiments."
Julian's Dex: "...That better have been the last one..."
Gerald Robotnik: "The terrible things I have done... that person... he's dead!" *Runs over to Julian* "It is a good thing I have some of this..."
Editor's Note: But he isn't dead... not by a long shot. He returns... again and again.
Aribar: "...Perhaps you can help us take care of Kuja, a very nasty person who wants to destroy everything?"
Gerald Robotnik: *Pours a clear liquid on Julian out of a test tube. He is fully revived... probably shocked to see Gerald reviving him.* "I shall help with whatever I can... however... the best I can do is explain this." *Points at the dead shell of The Void's fake Gerald form.*
Julian Sawyer: "...AH!" *Quickly scoots back* "What're you doing?"
Aribar: "This is... The Good Gerald."
Gerald Robotnik: "Shortly before my arranged execution on Earth, over an issue which... I had no control... ...I was desperate. I tried anything to stay alive. Project Shadow... I used it on myself! After creating two Voids... I became one."
Julian Sawyer: "...Crazy, man. Well, at least that one's dead."
Gerald Robotnik: "So much power! More than the other two... I had the knowledge to create a fake illusion of myself, which later was 'killed.'"
Garrick Fy`aar walks over to the dead shell of the Void. He raises the M150 to point at it's head and unloads several caps into it.
Gerald Robotnik: "...I still had some control... enough to make a diary for the people of the future to prevent the destruction of Earth. Little did I know... it was beyond even The Void's control. The three powers quarreled and fought."
Julian Sawyer: "Hold up Garrick, I want a piece." *Gets up and walks over to the Void's corpse and starts stomping on it.*
Gerald Robotnik: "He took full control after the destruction of the Maricians... ...And now here I am. Who is Kuja?"
Metal Man (GM): The evil Gerald's hollow shell crunches and collapses like eggshell. *+5000 EXP +5000 coins.*
Gerald Robotnik: "I am very sorry... I would have been happier if I had died without separating, but perhaps... I must repent my sins by helping the worlds I have damaged. I have no choice but to help you defeat whoever Kuja is."
Lashiec: "I must rest... your evil form was enough to nearly kill me."
Julian Sawyer: "And don't you come back again!" *Does a final stop to the Void's head.* "So, Garrick, if you wouldn't mind handing over my lightsaber, I'd be happy to pay you for holding onto it for me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...right." *He hands it back.*
Julian Sawyer: *Takes it, palms Garrick 2000 coins* "Thanks man."
Metal Man (GM): Okay.... 3...2...1.... LOCOS MISSION *State-of-the-art rewind technology* You're in the lobby... about to follow the other Questers to the Solarian dungeon... when... *PORTAL* You fall into a blue portal and land back at HQ ..Shadow is there, smiling and... manning the warp room control.
Shadow: "I'm sorry I was late... I just had urgent business."
Charles Magellean: "... ...Solarian dungeon... mere sight inside of it... made me relive the memories..."
Shadow: "...Yes... those people are terrible. ...Were, thankfully."
Charles Magellean has tears rolling down his cheek. His face is red...
Shadow: "I believe most of them and their machines are dead. The Questers should finish anything left."
Charles Magellean: "...Perhaps we should talk about it while we go to the place of training."
Shadow: "Perhaps... I would suggest the Stadium. It's a nice day outside."
Charles Magellean: "Lead the way."
Shadow: *Begins walking to the Stadium.*
Charles Magellean walks with Shadow.
Shadow: "Your ability to utilize chaos emeralds will be very important..."
Charles Magellean: "...Is it magic?"
Shadow: "Yes. I can already sense... Aribar's impending use of it."
Charles Magellean has his chest beating... he does his best to hold back the outbursts.
Shadow: "Your own... it will probably be used later, but equally important."
Charles Magellean: "There are... problems that I have now thought about."
Charles Magellean: "The true origin of the Solarians... the true reason why I was 'on vacation' when the great war that caused the dormancy of the Lunarians..."
Shadow: "...It is said the Solarians existed long before the other two powers."
Charles Magellean: "This isn't a race. They are of a cult from my time. ...When I was 5, humans wanted to know the powers of our race. They were denied, so they had invested in power sources to find a way to match the Lunarians' magics. Three years later, they discovered it. They become possessed on it, and called themselves Solarians, so called by the power of their 'Sun Stones'. They were fanatics... When I was 20, the Lunarian council was in crisis. The war had gone on for over a year... It was then found out that there was a traitor. The 'second leader' if would call it was... Zemus. I wanted to help my realm, but I was denied. Neither side of the war wanted help from..."
Shadow: "...Very interesting... so the Zemus I have read of was one of them... that would explain why you hated Solarians so much."
Charles Magellean screams... "...A HALF-BREED!" *He collapses to the ground. He shakes his head violently, holding his hands to his eyes.*
Shadow: "...Very fickle. ...And now... as I have heard, that moon is devastated."
Charles Magellean: "They... they all sent us... into exile! They never wanted to help! Magic was forbidden to be taught to us! That was the 'vacation'" *He looks with glares in his eyes... the chaos emerald rapidly filling with negative anger.*
Editor's Note: Regardless of whatever Charles wanted to believe, the Solarians of SSQ weren't actually of his realm. However, he is free to have 'Solarians' that are anti-Lunarians in his little headcanon universe, I guess.
Shadow: "...This would be a good time to reveal to you the true power of the emerald."
Charles Magellean: "Five... years later... I was able to escape, but the war was over."
Shadow: "Your emerald gives you a power which... Kuja has yet to realize. I call it... Hyper Trance. ...You go hyper, as if you have all the emeralds... coupled with trance... but only under the right conditions. ...The pure destructive capacity dwarfs almost anything, save for Kuja himself."
Charles Magellean: "I DON'T CARE! Can't you understand!? I'm a half-breed. A F****Half-breed... I can't learn magic... it's against the teachings. Shunned by both worlds... an outcast to my own society!"
Editor's Note: A dead society of people never seen on screen? ...They probably weren't very important anyway. Doubly so if their hatred of 'half-breeds' led to their demise.
Shadow: "I was an outcast as well. Treated as a monster."
Charles Magellean rage is seething, despite more being poured into the emerald.
Shadow: "...Wasn't allowed to live. They put my in cryostasis."
Charles Magellean: "...To live..." *He rage subsides some...* "...Maria? For her?"
Shadow: "That is... what I do now. It is all I have. I spread the emeralds to thwart vile beings when their power threatens everything."
Charles Magellean looks behind Shadow. "For that one that you truly love... love not for a parent... for a special someone..."
Shadow: "Through that, rage can be used for good. ...Those who think negative emotions always lead to evil are fools."
Charles Magellean: "...Just leads to own emptiness... Negative leads to own emptiness... Own doubt..."
Shadow: "Unless used to purify evil."
Charles Magellean envisions a projection of her. Blackish-brown silky hair. Ends of the hair curling. Slim arms, a pink-nighted graduating-like gown. A smile forms from her... He nods. the projection fades. "For who was to be my supreme fem`nakun..." *He gets up. He wipes away his tears, and has that military determined look. "...Let's get going." *He continues to walk with shadow.
Shadow: "The power inside the emerald is focused by hatred... which is then concentrated into something unstoppable."
Charles Magellean: "You were saying about a freakier Trance?"
Shadow: "It is something which Kuja cannot replicate, despite being the best Trancer in existence. All you must do is focus it..."
Charles Magellean nods.
Shadow: "Concentrate all of your anger into the emerald, and it will begin pulsing red."
Charles Magellean and Shadow reach the stadium yet? "What about the hateless anger? Shouldn't be expunged first? What about the anger that is filled in the Chaos Emerald by purposeless anger? Shouldn't that be expunged from the emerald first?"
Shadow: "All anger will suffice. That is what it burns. It is a trance made by anger, enhanced by chaos energy... a unique one. Most trances require overall emotion, which is much harder for a situation to cause."
Charles Magellean: "Very well..." *He focuses... "...For what the Solarians caused... ...Zemus's betrayal... ...The existence of Magitek... ...Those that have defiled the sacred ground of the Lunarian homeworld... For mispronouncing my last name... AND TO RID ALL EXISTENCE OF CACTUAR!!" *He burns with anger in his heart for the war... He flares at the war the traitor caused... He grinds his teeth at the abomination of technology and magic fusion...
Metal Man (GM): Red energy begins to concentrate in the emerald.
Charles Magellean grips his fist for Kuja, Grodus, Smithy, Metallix, and the millions of Kuja's and Grodus's ships that destroyed or landed on the Second moon... He thinks of all the times that his last name was mispronounced...
Metal Man (GM): The emerald pulses with red energy.
Shadow: "There it is. The energy needed is plenty."
Charles Magellean finally sees mirages of the cactuars... their jumpy attitudes... He neighs at their cries... enduring the pain of their 1,000, 10,000 and 99,999 needle attacks!!
Metal Man (GM): The sheer power starts a small whirlstorm surrounding you. The wind blowing around you.
Charles Magellean breathes heavily. The images all blur into each other... *Magitek cactuar... The forcing of destroying Golden Warrior... The maniacal laughter of Kuja, Grodus's acks, the mere smirk of the traitor... Magellan's existence! He duns his best to grip onto the anger so he does not lose himself...*
Metal Man (GM): The emerald is now ready to take the supercharged energy. It merely needs to be held into the air.
Charles Magellean slowly raises the emerald into the air by his left hand. The thoughts are still fresh in his mind.
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* *FLASH* You suddenly are enveloped in a red aura. Your HP is multiplied by five; as are damage from attacks, to-hit, and AC. You glow with enough energy to... well, take on Kuja.
Shadow: "There is the power---"
Metal Man (GM): *SHRED* A hole in reality forms... you suddenly send yourself warping towards... well, you know it. Kuja. *PAUSE* We continue this on the final mission. The Questers finished getting the three seals. They are now in the center of the fortress. The statue is fully illuminated. The statue of the three seals.... The Lunarian, Solarian, and Marician seals, all together, in a glass statue. Oh, right. Everything is restored... you'll need it. Metal is there, too, waiting.
Metal Man: "It's time. Are you ready?"
Charles Magellean sees irony in that sentence.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that is by far the stupidest question you've ever asked, Metal."
Aribar hrms, the one-armed elf looking up at the statue. "As ready as I'll ever be I suppose..."
Metal Man: "...Well, I've been thinking of it the whole time, you know... oh well. Now then... how do we get up there..."
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles.
Metal Man looks at the glowing statue blankly.
Aribar hrms, walking up to the statue and touching it.
Metal Man: "...Does anyone know how to make this statue work?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm reminded of Hyrule."
Metal Man (GM): *Glow* The statue immediately starts spinning.