Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 212: Dangerous Ruins
Date: 1:34:08 PM, June 22nd; 6:34:20 PM, June 23rd; 4:10:29 PM, June 24th, 2005.
Editor's Note: As you can see, the group is obsessed with arena battling. I gave out entire level ups for some fights, so it's not too surprising. Additionally, congratulations if you're still reading through these, as most people tend to fall off after the first chapter of a season and not read the rest...
John Faust steps down to the dirt arena. "Who am I dueling right now?"
Aetos gets up out of his tent, awoken yet again by the horrid snoring, and decides to go fight in the arena ?.? He raises his hand "Me, sir."
John Faust waves to Aetos. "Ah! Let's begin. You know the rules?"
Aetos shrugs "I suppose..." He hops into the mossy arena and starts with a push, his hand faces the ground as you fly up into the sky. He then runs up to the Faust character and tries a power kick.
John Faust: "Rather painful, that."
Aetos grins "Thank yee."
John Faust retaliates with a set of ten Shikigami Knives; the two papers split into 10 knives and fly at Aetos. "How was that, spearman?"
Aetos leans on his spear "painful..." He decides too call his dark powers, "Dark Wind!" A gust of blackened wind rushes to Faust He then runs to the puppeteer and tries to make a shish kebob! He snaps as he misses.
John Faust chuckles and does another round of ten knives; they fly out of the paper and strike at Aetos.
Aetos feints, but recovers and admits defeat. He shakes hands. "Congratulations Faust."
John Faust: "Thank you."
Julian Sawyer: *Clap clap clap. Julian's been sitting in the stands the entire time, having wondered where everyone went.* "Nice job."
Aetos decides hes going to go back to bed, but first thinks of a solution to the snoring...
John Faust: "Thank you, Master Sawyer. Say, what do you say to a one-on-one? Same rules as with Aetos."
Julian Sawyer: "I was just about to suggest that. But I give you fair warning that you don't stand a chance."
John Faust: "I'm certain I don't. Ah well."
Aetos buys a protein from Mandy and splits it in half, then shoves them in his ears.
Julian Sawyer: "Might as well try." *Julian vaults over and into the arena, moving towards the center of the ring*
Aetos goes back to his shack and sleeps peacefully the rest of the night.
Julian Sawyer: "Brace yourself, this is gonna hurt." *Julian adjusts his fedora, and charges Faust, laying into him with a fast series of punches and kicks, finishing with a straight punch to the face Explosions break out with every hit, the final punch blowing Faust off his feet*
John Faust flies back, hitting the wall. "Ohhhh..."
Julian Sawyer: "You need help to getting back to your shack?"
John Faust: "N... no... I... I think I'll be okay... by Mephistopheles's blood... that was painful."
Julian Sawyer: "You were told in advance."
John Faust: "I was indeed... ohhhhhhh..."
Julian Sawyer: "That was a good job defeating Ari, though."
John Faust: "Thank you. I'd... ow! I think something snapped. I'd like to fight two more people... but no one else is here, it seems. The other two members who were here. You know... the priest and that other one. Not your leader... he'd annihilate me. Probably with a wave of his hand."
Julian Sawyer: "We have a priest?"
John Faust: "The flute-man."
Julian Sawyer: "Nah, Metal ain't magic. He's just insane. Oh, Charles? He's not a priest, he's just from the Second Moon."
John Faust: "Ahhh. I'd like to fight him, and that other one. What's his name, anyway?"
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick. You wouldn't last long against him, either."
John Faust: "I wouldn't think I would."
Julian Sawyer: "He has guns, y'know? Big guns."
John Faust: "I noted..."
Julian Sawyer: "Although he finished last in a 3-way match back at the Stadium, which surprised me... and took 2,500 of my coins..."
John Faust: "Mmm... I see. I'm not much of a fighter, myself. That is, not hand-to-hand."
Julian Sawyer: "Metal came out the victor in that one... Ah. You see, I was doing this for a living before I ended up with the Questers."
John Faust: "My powers revolve around my Onmyoji magic, and my puppet friends."
John Faust steps into the arena slowly. "Well... Aetos. It seems we meet again."
Aetos: "Whassat?" *He holds up his finger. He takes the split protein out of his ears and into his pocket for later use.* "'Ello Faust!"
John Faust: "And greetings to you, Spearman."
Aetos: "Shall we start?"
John Faust: "Indeed." *He grins and readies to fight.* "Die, Spearman!" He hurls his two sparrows at the spearman. He watches as the sparrows tear deep into Aetos's flesh. "How do you like my pretty birdies, Spearman?"
Aetos sticks his spear in the ground and uses it to power kick Faust, then 'push'es him into the air! "Not too much."
John Faust stands. "Damn... my limits are making this tough. Ah well... time for you to ache!" He hurls another two sparrows. "Want another go, my friend? You're getting better. You just need to learn some tactics."
Aetos puts the protein back in his ears. "No thanks." and goes back to his shack.
John Faust: "Aye aye. Have a nice day." *He by coincidence, is shopping there with Saryu and Koryuu.*
Aetos thinks .oO(snicker... Moody Mandy...)
John Faust turns around, heading back to the stadium. "I'm so BORED, Saryu!"
Aetos unplugs his ears and stands in the Arena.
Saryu: "Yeah, I know."
Faust: "Well... what do we have here..."
Aetos looks around, "How'd I get here? Oh well..."
John Faust hops into the arena. "Aetos."
Aetos looks back at Faust. "Faust. heh."
John Faust: "Fancy a rematch? Saryu's just ITCHING to battle, and I think Koryuu would like to, too."
Aetos: "Wanna have a go? You win and you Level up, correct? ...Ok."
Saryu: "Let's do this!"
John Faust grins and hurls a twin set of his Shikigami Knives at Aetos. Meanwhile, Koryuu pulls out a HUGE chainsaw and revs it up, then charges Aetos with it. "Oh... my." *He hoists Aetos to his feet.* "One more round."
John Faust hefts Saryu. "PUPPET LASER!"
John Faust: *Saryu fires a beam out of his mouth, streaking towards Aetos. He then hurls Saryu at him; the puppet punches him, and runs back.*
Aetos stands still as the blast dissipates just before it hits him...
John Faust curses as the puppet misses both shots.
Aetos wonders why this puppeteer is having bad luck this round He summons a gust of Dark Wind to ...cause despair to Faust. He then crouches in front of the puppeteer to make a shish kebob!
John Faust launches another round of Puppet Laser!
Aetos gets nailed by the blast
John Faust again hurls Saryu at Aetos. He smiles, then flinches from the damage (61 damage)
Aetos tries his Push attack on Faust. He Does a power kick as his final move... hopefully not but still
John Faust launches a (hopefully) final Puppet Laser, and hurls Saryu one more time.
Aetos laughs. He looks to faust as he surrenders... "Ok..."
John Faust curses loudly under his breath at his failure.
Charles Magellean wakes up again by stretching his arms, licking his lips, and landing on his head. He extends his hands to the ground and performs a handspring to bounce himself onto his feet. He walks into his shack and places the coins into his backpocket. He takes his weapons and places that into his other backpocket. With gun belt attached, he sets his sights towards the desperate merchant of town, Moody Mandy.
Moody Mandy: "...Hey! You! Are you a customer? I've been freezing out here all night without customers!"
Charles Magellean: .oO (Not sure about this one; is he/it a clerk who is stubborn to get even a single piece of profit, or just someone desperate...) "A customer."
Moody Mandy: "I have artifacts... artifacts which I either must sell or feed to monsters. Monsters don't usually have money, though..."
Charles Magellean: "These artifacts that you speak of; they are actually of two different types of products. I should know; they come from our land."
Moody Mandy: "Hmmmm? How strange! I thought they were created by... gremlins."
Charles Magellean: "We can assure that they aren't..." *He looks briefly the other way speaking under his breath.* *w* "Although with the lack of quality of some of them that Game & Watch sold, you'd think that they were created by gremlins." *Then he speaks normally.* "Uh, anyway. I'm going to buy what we call an 'item'."
Moody Mandy: "...Okay. Just tell me the name, I think I can find whatever you want."
Charles Magellean doubts that this one hardly knows what half of them are. "Hmm... show me a Mushroom."
Moody Mandy: "A mushroom? Well, let's see... they come in different colors..."
Metal Man (GM): He digs through the crates. He pulls out... A bad mushroom, a max mushroom, a Mid mushroom, and a mushroom.
Moody Mandy: "Which kind do you want?"
Charles Magellean shakes his head. "Sorry... they aren't what I wanted to purchase."
Moody Mandy: "Well, it isn't my fault they come in four colors. Maybe you can find one yourself?"
Charles Magellean: "Do you know of the name of the capsule that is about this (---------------) long and can make a person smarter? It's small. That's what I wanted to buy."
Moody Mandy: "Hmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks through the boxes, then pulls out... two things. An IQ Capsule and a Weapon Energy Capsule. They're both almost identical.
Moody Mandy: "So many capsules in this batch!"
Charles Magellean: "Seems like you already know what a lot of these things are."
Moody Mandy: "Of course, I searched through them much. These traits make them easier to sort."
Charles Magellean: "Could it be... that any of these have been sold in this village before? Sorry... brain drifted and my mouth said my thoughts. The IQ capsule I will purchase."
Moody Mandy: "...Okay. That will be... nine thousand and six hundred coins."
Charles Magellean: "New world; still steep prices."
Moody Mandy: "Of course! The economy must be stable."
Charles Magellean checks wallet, sang sing, and pulls out the bag worth that much out. He does while clumping his four finger together and rubbing his thumb up from side to side. "It's always about the money, isn't it?"
Moody Mandy: "Money is about all I have."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the money, and dumps it in a gigantic... vase.
Charles Magellean inserts capsule into his mouth.
Metal Man (GM): It is the same as the one you'd remember seeing and possibly tasting back home... But it also has an aftertaste of dirt.
Charles Magellean: "..." *He takes a bottle and shakes some silver ooze from his ears. He places it into his pocket.*
Moody Mandy: "Somebody's been stuffing plants in your ears, haven't they?"
Charles Magellean: "It's actually part of my body's mental waste."
Moody Mandy: "What a waste. You could be skiing!"
Metal Man (GM): His eyes spin a bit... yyyuuuup, just a maniac.
Charles Magellean: "!" *He has an idea. He takes out a jug of the stuff.*
Moody Mandy: "What do we have here? Strange goo for me?"
Charles Magellean: "As a part of my race, my people have a technique that helps them relieve pain of bad memories by means of 'draining' them. Now normally a person is not able to find a proper use for them, so they always carry it around with them."
Moody Mandy: "I'm sure there is use for them. Something interestingly strange is what I like!"
Charles Magellean: "Same to me, except tasting dirt along with the IQ capsule reminded me of the side effects of the Silver Slime when exposed to someone/something."
Moody Mandy: "I shall research this and tell you when I discover a use for it."
Charles Magellean: "I already know a use. Put it in a bucket, and splash it on someone; while they're drenched, neurotoxins infect the body and sabotage the brain. I'll be back... and be careful to not let a single drop on you."
Moody Mandy: "I'll make sure of that!" *...His eyes spin around, googly again.*
Charles Magellean walks back to his shack. He leaps forward to do a flip, throws the coins into his shack, then gets a tight grip on the entrance with his feet so he hangs upside down again. He goes back to sleep.
Aetos walks into one end of the moss arena, awaiting Faust for one last fight.
John Faust slowly steps into the arena, smiling at Aetos. "So... Spearman. How are you today?" He smiles. "Are you ready, Spearman?"
Aetos nods, "I hope so."
John Faust: "Good." *He instantly opens up with one shot of his knives and one shot of his sparrows; the knives spread out and the sparrow flies at Aetos, deadly and sharp.*
Aetos gets nailed by the knives but as the sparrow comes at him, he jumps and jumps off of it and thrusts himself to Faust, Counter-hit! He ?
Koryuu: "You'll pay for hurting my master!" *The puppet brandishes a CHAINSAW and revs it, charging at Aetos.* "DIEEEE!"
Aetos runs up to John and uses a drill attack. He misses but recovers and attacks with shish kebob.
Garrick Fy`aar moves slowly into the makeshift arena, his eyebrow quirking at the site of that puppet fellow and that Aetos guy going at it AGAIN. They'd been fighting close to everyday since they got here. Garrick sighs softly before sitting down and propping his right foot on his left knee, watching...
John Faust curses as he flies up into the air, then falls to the ground. He hoists himself up - with Saryu and Koryuu's help - and growls. "No one does that to me."
Aetos braces himself for Fausts final attack... maybe.
John Faust hurls his ten shikigami knives at Aetos. "DIE!"
Garrick Fy`aar slowly starts clapping at the two of them from his position, his expression never changing...
Metal Man (GM): You get enough EXP to level up exactly from that.
John Faust throws Koryuu and Saryu up in the air, then catches each in one arm. "Haha! That was tough!"
Aetos stands up after being finished by a mere 3 knives, he walks to faust and shakes his hand "Great maneuvering when I did my drill attack."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If I have to say something about you two..."
John Faust grins. "That was dumb luck. I actually, ah, tripped on a rock... while dodging, I mean."
Koryuu: "He's REALLY clumsy."
Saryu: "Very, very clumsy."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's that you're both stubborn enough to keep fighting each other."
Aetos grins, then laughs with Faust and Koryuu.
John Faust looks to Garrick. "That's because we are the new arrivals. We need to stick together to improve."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I don't remember anyone saying that you were Questers."
John Faust: "And I don't remember ever saying we were Questers. I said we were 'new arrivals.'"
Metal Man walks over, having just woken up a while ago.
John Faust: "Nor should you make the assumption that I want to be a Quester."
John Faust: "Perhaps I think you're haughty fools."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and what do you think, puppet man?"
John Faust: "I think along the lines of that. I believe you're very self-obsessed."
Metal Man pulls out some sort of gun and shoots Aetos and John Faust. They'd both feel a slight zap... but no pain, only a little tingling.
Charles Magellean is the only one still sleeping.
John Faust: "I... hey!"
Metal Man: "Well, you're Questers now."
John Faust blinks. "...what, that's it?"
Metal Man: "...Well, you weren't normal people, I didn't need to give you any abilities."
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Julian had been sitting in the stands watching the whole thing* "Apparently... I don't remember getting zapped, though..."
John Faust nods. "That's true."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We didn't need to..."
Metal Man: "Heck, it was rubbing off on you quite a bit, the minute you revived yourself. Old fighter remote... why do I still carry it around?"
Julian Sawyer: "You're a packrat."
Metal Man: "Oh. Right. Initiation. Like anyone actually uses melee moves."
John Faust chuckles. "Well. I'm... honored, but it is a dubious honor, indeed. I hate to think of how the Thuul Society will react, if it still exists..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...alright then. You're both Questers..."
Metal Man: "Well, nothing any of us knows about lives here, from what I know."
Garrick Fy`aar: "How about we have a little introduction match then?"
John Faust: "What now?"
Metal Man: "...Maybe I should wing Locos with one of these shots as well."
Aetos corrects him "Except the items, right?"
Metal Man gets a devious grin.
Julian Sawyer: "...We could..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What do you think it should be, Julian?" *He stands up, stretching his arms and glancing to Julian* "You wanna give it a go? Or should I try? Or perhaps Metal."
Julian Sawyer: "I dunno, you get a newbie, I get a newbie, and we duke it out on teams?"
Saryu: "Perhaps you should... demonstrate your prowesses to us!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Two on two, huh?"
Aetos stands watching them all talk... then asks himself "When did these guys all pop up?? When we were fighting maybe?"
Koryuu: "After all, we're tired from our match."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, so THAT's what you want, huh?" *He glances to Julian, eyebrows raised.*
Julian Sawyer: "That'd also work."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You and me?"
Azure: "I'll watch." *His first appearance anywhere in a long time. The monk removes his cloak appearing from seemingly nowhere.*
Metal Man: "I already beat Garrick like he was made out of cheese..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, barely."
Metal Man: "...My former leader actually surrendered to me rather than take a beating."
Julian Sawyer: "That's was a great fight. I was glad to commentate it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It was a good one. Wish Wolf woulda just kept going... but oh well. Okay then. Shall we, Julian?"
Julian Sawyer: "Do you have any moves that don't use your guns? I won't use my gloves or boots if you won't use the guns."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I still have my hand to hand..."
Julian Sawyer: "Do we have an agreement?"
Aetos moves out of the arena before the crush him to a pulp by accident
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, I'm game, but it's really up to these two."
Aetos turns back, "Me?"
Garrick Fy`aar glances to John and Aetos
John Faust seats himself in the stands and smiles.
Garrick Fy`aar: "You wanted us to fight. What do YOU wanna see?"
Aetos: "Erm, sure I'll fight..."
Metal Man: "Free for all? That's my favorite."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I doubt you could, Aetos."
Metal Man: "I wonder where all the fighters went, anyway."
Aetos: "I thought you were still talking about a two on two, heh."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I wonder why no one from the village has challenged us..."
Julian Sawyer: "I wouldn't put it past Kuja to kill 'em."
John Faust blinks. "If the way we arrived is any indication... Rifts in the space-time-magic continuum have developed all over the many, many worlds."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh... well, I'll drop my guns, you drop your gloves and boots."
John Faust: "The World-Walls, as the Puppets call them, are thin enough that a strong enough magical force can punch through them, easily."
Metal Man: "Kuja's actions were strong enough to increase the range of the thinness of our realms. I hope he didn't damage untold other universes."
Aetos waves to... pat.
Julian Sawyer: "Deal." *Removes his gloves and lays them on the top of the Arena's barrier, then does the same with his boots and socks.*
Garrick Fy`aar undoes his belt, dropping it into the first seat of the stands. His jacket goes as well, leaving himself completely unarmed when it comes to weaponry. He unclips the watch from his wrist, taking his armor out of the picture as well.
John Faust: "Umm... Excuse me."
Julian Sawyer: "What?"
John Faust: "While you are battling, would you mind allowing me to examine your weaponry? It might yield a clue as to the changes this universe has made to it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...no." *He gives John a look...* "...nobody touches my guns..."
John Faust: "As you like."
Julian Sawyer: "Universe didn't do anything. Garrick Magitek'd my gear, and Garrick... well, he doesn't want you touching his guns."
Metal Man: "...Although I have noticed that magitek has disappeared from us."
John Faust shrugs. "An opportunity doubtlessly wasted. Ah well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, I noticed that as well..."
Metal Man: "And has probably been... converted to more advanced science."
John Faust: "Considering that my world... well, never mind."
Julian Sawyer: "Stuff still works the same, though."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's just get down to business." *He moves to the dirt circle in the center of the place, stretching and popping his bones and cartliage into place.* "...been a while since I did hand to hand..."
Julian Sawyer: *Vaults the barrier and lands in the Arena, moving towards the dirt circle.* "...Wait, one more thing." *Julian removes his fedora and tosses it back towards his stuff, landing it right ontop of one of the boots*
John Faust chuckles. "What an odd weapon."
Julian Sawyer: "I made it myself."
Saryu: "It's really neat!"
Garrick Fy`aar throws a few practice kicks. His feet practically blur at the level of speed he's at. Not as fast as he once was, but still plenty fast.
Azure: *sits down tinkering with with his Nexus Gauntlets* "No books to read..." *Sighs*
Aetos hears an unfamiliar noise with his un-matched hearing... he looks to where it came and sees someone odd...
John Faust takes out a small diary and begins to write in it.
Julian Sawyer: *Crosses his arms and waits for Garrick to finish stretching*
Aetos decides it's better to leave strangers alone.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright... ooookay. What do you think... just till we get to passing out?"
Julian Sawyer: "Sounds good to mean." *Gets into fighting stance*
Garrick Fy`aar drops into his usual regular fighting stance. The usual Muhammad Ali/Bruce Li style stutter step.
Julian Sawyer: "Steppin' up to fight me? Worst choice of your life, let's go."
Aetos looks at Faust, then Koryuu, then says "Hey, watch me!" then grins
Julian Sawyer: *Starts this thing off with a rush at Garrick, then a jump, and comes down on his head with his hand, trying to slam Garrick's face into the dirt*
Metal Man: "Not exactly..." *Metal chuckles rather crazily.*
John Faust upon close examination, appears to be writing in some archaic, runic language. And he is; he is writing in an old derivative of hebrew. He looks up at Aetos, irritated. Koryuu looks at Aetos, also.
Aetos's shape suddenly morphs, he shrinks and turns wooden, he appears just like koryuu! "hehehe Mimic!"
Garrick Fy`aar growls as he gets a hold of him...
Koryuu: "Let's fight, one on one! But don't kill me, okay? I'm really weak."
Julian Sawyer: *SLAM!*
Aetos: "Hehehe, Koryuu, I may look like you but I'm still much stronger, sorry." he then shapes back into his normal form
Koryuu: "Awww... Alright."
Aetos backs koryuu's head
Julian Sawyer quickly gets to his feet after slamming Garrick's face into the ground, and follows up with a Beatbox, followed by Breakdown
Koryuu: "Hey! Don't do that, I'm really fragile."
Garrick Fy`aar is able to get his hand up to block one, but the other two of those hit him good... He is also able to get away from one of those, the other hitting him He pushes himself back, flipping backward onto his hands, then onto his feet. He wipes a trickle of blood away from his mouth, apparently impressed with Julian's attack. Guy's gotten stronger over the course of this year or so. He smirks, then pushes himself forward. He slams into him with a Hurricane Kick, followed by a Sweep Kick, and then a powerful Heel Drop.
Julian Sawyer is able to maneuver away from the first two kicks, but gets hit by the 3rd. He's then taken off his feet by the sweep kick, and gets PUNISHED by the Heel Drop
John Faust places his journal in his pocket, stands, and claps using the two fingers of his left hand and the palm of his right.
Julian Sawyer is left face down in the dirt, a bruise forming on back of his head from the Heel Drop, but he gets back up, staggering. "...That hurt..."
John Faust smiles at Garrick. "Shall we go tete-a-tete, for the fun of it, Master Garrick?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you okay, slick?"
John Faust: "No weapons. I shan't use Koryuu or Saryu, I promise."
Garrick Fy`aar moves his gaze from Julian to John. He raises an eyebrow...
Julian Sawyer: "I'm fine. I just might have a concussion, is all... But I'm still not giving up!" *Lunges at Garrick, knowing he has to take him out now, and tries it with a Triple Beatbox*
Garrick Fy`aar quickly switches his gaze back, throwing himself away from the attack. He gets nailed by three of those...
John Faust: "Ahhh... when you have the time, of course."
Garrick Fy`aar growls, shaking the stars from his head before he gets back to his feet. He cracks his neck, rotating it around... before lunging forward. He sends off a Sweep Kick, a Heel Drop, and finishes off with his Beta Level Power Drill, himself leaping into the air and DRILLING his feet down toward Julian
Julian Sawyer is able to jump over the sweep kick, but get buried with a Heel Drop to the head again, sending him to the ground and out of the fight. *KO*
Aetos somehow appears back in his shack, asleep "ZzzZZzz... Zz... Puppet... Death... Zzz... Kill..."
John Faust is still scribbling in the odd language. It is almost indecipherable, but the words seem to be arcane in origin... something about the dead.
Julian Sawyer: *After picking himself up off the floor of the Arena and recovering his gear, Julian would be at Moody Mandy's booth, lookin'* "You got badges, right?"
Charles Magellean stretches one final time, getting the nap he finally wanted (although everyone in a 1/8 kilometer radius may be irritated by the snoring that had occurred every two minutes).
Aetos wakens for the 1800th time, this time not by horrendous snoring... but by natural will.
Azure: *Stops thinking about books and snaps to actually moving around.*
Metal Man (GM): A while later...
Garrick Fy`aar leans against the back of his hut, carving that piece of wood...
Charles Magellean makes several swinging motions then flips so as to not land on his head this time. He is now saddened again by reasons unknown and picks up his weapons, minus Onyx Sword, and attaching his gun belt.
Metal Man (GM): Okay, then. You guys are all already conveniently gathered. Which saves us time.
Aetos is conveniently gathered...
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, Kales walks over, noticing all you guys by the arena.
Kales Brando: "Well, I can see that you have a penchant for fighting..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's what we do..."
Charles Magellean dons the silence he has carried since arriving two nights ago.
Kales Brando: "You've used the arena more times this morning than it has been used since it was unearthed years ago."
Aetos: "It was... discovered?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Apparently..."
Julian Sawyer: "My head still hurts... How'd that happen?"
Aetos thinks .oO(Well I suppose even them would have BUILT something better...)
Kales Brando: "...But the time for recreational activities is over for now. I have come now to give you... your first job."
Julian Sawyer: "Finally..."
Aetos nods "The night was long."
Kales Brando: "...Come with me."
Aetos follows Kales...
Garrick Fy`aar shoves his hands into his pockets, having reattached all his equipment, and follows slowly
Kales Brando: *He begins walking down a dirt path, through the now sunlit land.*
Julian Sawyer: "Lead the way, lizard guy." *Follows*
Metal Man (GM): You'd see various dried out trees on the way... an ominous mountain range ahead.
Charles Magellean cleans off his contacts while heading outwards.
Aetos looks to the mountains. "We... are we going there?" He points to the mountains.
Kales Brando: "This is the way to the ruins."
Julian Sawyer: "This must be where the cave is... Or ruins."
Metal Man (GM): You start to walk by signs... signs clearly of horror.
Garrick Fy`aar: "What can you tell us about these ruins, if anything?"
Metal Man (GM): Ones that say 'DEATH LIVES AHEAD' and the like.
Aetos reads each sign, very worried.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Kales Brando: "They were unearthed recently, and are cursed."
Julian Sawyer: "Can't be too bad..."
Kales Brando: "They hold interesting artifacts which I am searching for."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What exactly are you searching for?"
Kales Brando: "...Allow me to show you."
Metal Man (GM): You reach a cave entrance. There's a poster by it. It's over... a blue cylinder. It looks magical.
Aetos examines the poster
Kales Brando: "This... is a key."
Julian Sawyer: "...Is that a pipe?"
Kales Brando: "A key to more recent, untouched ruins. It looks like one... but is clearly magical."
Metal Man (GM): He points at the door in the cave. Obviously a door that's ancient. It has a cylinder jammed in a socket nearby it.
Kales Brando: "That cylinder is the one for these ruins... the ancients left it in the door. Do not touch it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...this reminds me of something..."
Julian Sawyer: "Wasn't planning too..."
Kales Brando: "We already tried; it won't work in the other ruins. It also will shock anyone without protection to death."
Garrick Fy`aar moves up to the cylinder... then draws the M150 and compares...
Charles Magellean cracks his knuckles.
Kales Brando: "Now then... here is where I must leave you. It is too dangerous... for someone like me." *Cough* *Hack* "I shall open the door."
Charles Magellean fakes a cough to cover a laugh.
Aetos is shocked. "So... you want us to ... go kill things... and find something?"
Julian Sawyer: "Go ahead..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks up to the door, and waves his hand over the crystal.
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and holsters his handgun, looking toward the door...
Metal Man (GM): The door glows... and slides open, revealing a cavernous area with purplish mist in it. The entire inside is lit up through magical energy in the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "Oooooo..."
Charles Magellean fans his hand to keep the mist away from his breathing space. He stops after a few moments of tiring his palm.
Aetos walks toward the cave entrance cautiously.
Kales Brando: "Good luck... I shall be waiting for you."
Metal Man (GM): Kales nods and remains outside.
Aetos: "Farewell Kales."
Garrick Fy`aar moves inside as well, thinking quietly. He turns to Metal...
Julian Sawyer: "We'll do our best..." *Heads into the ruins*
Charles Magellean bows his head facing the elder. He then goes inside.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Atlantean?"
Aetos steps into the cavern and wonders if he walked into a death trap...
Metal Man (GM): The area sparkles somewhat, to boot. The mist, although strange, is not poisonous. There is another door, dead ahead.
Julian Sawyer: "...Here we go..." *Heads for the door*
Aetos walks to the next door
Charles Magellean stops 75 feet before this next door.
Metal Man (GM): SPD checks, Aetos and Julian.
Garrick Fy`aar heads onwards, wondering if Metal is going to answer him.
Metal Man (GM): A gigantic piston falls from the ceiling.
Aetos: "Oh god!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH*
Julian Sawyer: *Lucky, not getting impaled on the first mission* "Whoa!"
Metal Man (GM): You both leap out of the way, as it smashes into the ground. However, it isn't finished. Some sort of magical system causes it to fire a beam of magical energy at everybody who it did not threaten to crush. That affects everybody but Julian and Aetos. Those hit take 50 damage. The piston then retracts into the ceiling.
Julian Sawyer: "...Great, I hate this place already."
Aetos: "We didn't even get through that door and were being slammed with traps..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's just keep moving..." *He growls, moving onward*
Metal Man (GM): The next area is very interesting... very...
Charles Magellean gets a rushing start to get to the door.
Metal Man (GM): But you don't get a chance to see anything before three magical monsters summon themselves. Floating monsters made out of glass, with magical runes all over them. Questers vs. Crystal Mages.
Julian Sawyer: "...Glass monsters. Shouldn't be too hard."
Aetos: "Never underestimate your opponents..."
Charles Magellean raises his eyebrow to Aetos.
Julian Sawyer: "...They're made of glass. ...I hate not having Dexes..." *Julian rushes Mage 1 and lays into it with a Triple Beatbox, just to start things off, y'know?*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. 216 damage it is. you crack several tiles on it. However... it is not happy. Not happy indeed... *UNHOLY GLOW*
Julian Sawyer: "...dammit. This is why you guys need to get faster..."
Aetos: "Um... That think 'aint lookin' too good guys."
Julian Sawyer: "So they don't attack right after I do."
Charles Magellean merely sighs.
Metal Man (GM): ...It glows, and suddenly you are accosted by a phantom clone of yourself, which then beats you around with its own beatbox for an instant 108 damage. The second one fires off a gigantic rocket at Garrick, dealing a whopping 180 damage.
Julian Sawyer: "...Ow." *Is barely standing after that...*
Garrick Fy`aar is sent SKIDDING backwards. He yells in pain... but is able to stand...
Charles Magellean backs up a bit, letting out a surprised aahh!
Metal Man (GM): The third one fires psychic energy at Charles, dealing 106 psychic damage to him ..Well, Garrick. Your armor was just incinerated.
Aetos watches his teammates gets blasted before his eyes "Crap..."
Metal Man (GM): That is, if you were using it to block damage.
Charles Magellean screams in pain, holding his head with his hands and shaking violently.
Garrick Fy`aar gets a look at all three of the mages with his new HP seeing skill, then spends his turns putting a trio of bullets in each of the glass monsters.
Metal Man (GM): All hit, of course.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Unload on that first one, it's almost dead."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, kill the -CENSORED-."
Charles Magellean eyes the second one.
Metal Man (GM): The second one... it is silently charging up for its next chance to attack.
Charles Magellean fires off 12 shots from his miniguns at the 2nd Glass Mage.
Metal Man (GM): 4 hits, one of them was a crit.
Charles Magellean: *23% per hit*
Aetos holds up his hand and a push attack is sent to Mage #1.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. *KER-SMASH* It crumbles.
Aetos watched the mage fall to the ground, and break apart...
Metal Man (GM): You may take your second action.
Aetos runs up to mage 2 and tries to impale it with his spear
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 38 damage. New round... Julian is confronted by his phantom clone again, and takes another 108 damage before he can take his turn. That magic must have some sort of staying power.
Julian Sawyer: *Taken down by his double before he can take his turn*
Metal Man (GM): While that goes on, the remaining mages attack... The second one fires off a deadly grenade into Garrick.
Aetos: "Uh oh guys."
Metal Man (GM): *20 damage* and... Frozen and sealed; thusly unable to use melee moves/enhanced moves or higher, and frozen, o' course. FYI: Freeze now means Opponent is unable to attack or defend for one round. Only ice attacks can freeze. The final one takes Garrick's gun and shoots him with it. Garrick: Roll one action of machinegun fire against yourself.
Aetos watches as a sheet of ice covers Garrick "Oh no..."
Metal Man (GM): It uses the spell 'Weapon Puppet' Of course, Garrick's covered in ice, so he can't defend. So only crit misses will miss. The weapon will return to you after shooting you a lot.
Garrick Fy`aar gets hammered and dies.
Aetos sees the crystal mage unleash rounds upon rounds of bullets into Garrick "GARRICK NOO."
Garrick Fy`aar comes back to life right after that... "...oh, shut up, Aetos."
Aetos: "??? Woah! What, the... Will that happen to me? If I die??"
Garrick Fy`aar pulls the M150 off the ground and unloads on the two remaining mages
Metal Man (GM): The Second mage explodes.
Aetos stabs his spear into the rocky ground and uses it as leverage to power kick the last mage.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. That mage is nearly dead.
Aetos then tries to drill his spear into the mage.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. That mage crumbles as well. 350 EXP to all. Aaand Julian is revived. Each one of those bad guys was carrying an item, too! Let's see what they were...
Julian Sawyer: *Is spit out of a generic blue portal and lands on his back, then gets back up* "There we go..."
Metal Man (GM): A Metal Cola, A Fire Flower, and an Esuna Cube. All are up for grabs in the remains of those glassy enemies. Moody Mandy was right: These monsters eat items!
Aetos takes a... Metal Cola!
Metal Man (GM): Anyone taking the other two remaining items?
Julian Sawyer: *Yoink! Julian takes the Esuna cube*
Garrick Fy`aar will take the Fire Flower... and stick it into his armor
Metal Man (GM): There are three doors to choose from. One is north, two on the south side.
Aetos: "Oh man, Where should we go you guys? I'll follow wherever you lead."
Metal Man (GM): ...Garrick catches on fire.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You're feeling nice and toasty.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...huh. Well, that's odd."
Metal Man (GM): No ill effects, to say.
Julian Sawyer: "Stop drop and roll, man... I'm thinking the South door, on the right."
Metal Man (GM): Just that you're on fire... touching other people sounds bad.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm not hurting... I wonder what it does?"
Charles Magellean points to the northern door.
Garrick Fy`aar fires a shot from his gun just at the floor...
Metal Man (GM): The shot is wreathed in fire. It explodes in a fireball.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whoa. That's pretty slick."
Aetos: "That was... pretty."
Julian Sawyer: "...Nifty."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Anyway, I say north."
Charles Magellean gives a thumbs up then approaches the north door.
Metal Man (GM): The North door slides open.
Aetos: "Alright then?"
Charles Magellean enters the doorway.
Aetos heads inside after Charles
Garrick Fy`aar heads north.
Metal Man (GM): ...Unlike the nondescript hallway you exited, you'd notice this room is small... small and full of old mystical writings.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads north, I guess* "..."
Metal Man (GM): ...There's also a chair in it. An ancient stone chair. Some large Stone monuments line the walls.
Aetos: "What... is this?" *He touches the writings for a feel of them*
Metal Man (GM): They feel worn down by age.
Julian Sawyer: *Examines the monuments*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...if I had to guess... It'd be a throne room of some type."
Aetos: "Throne room? Like the queen's?"
Metal Man (GM): The monuments feel old and worn out.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Or a king's. What I wouldn't give for Dex right about now..."
Julian Sawyer: "Same here..."
Aetos sits in the chair "Hah! Obey!"
Garrick Fy`aar moves over to the writing, seeing if he can make sense of any of it
Metal Man (GM): ...The chair glows.
Julian Sawyer: *Knocks on one of the monuments*
Metal Man (GM): The entire room glows with blue energy.
Julian Sawyer: "...Stay there."
Metal Man (GM): A blue orb appears in the center of the room... *ZOOMP*
Charles Magellean slightly looks to the left, then to the right.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman and VG fall out of the portal.
Wolfman: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" *THUMP*
Aetos's eyes widen, "Did I do that!?"
Metal Man (GM): Then magic energy sparks from the monuments, and the glow dies.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, look who decided to join the party."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Julian Sawyer: "I was wondering when you guys were gonna show up..."
Charles Magellean grows surprised then then crosses his arms.
Wolfman and Veeg eventually get up... it takes awhile.
Metal Man (GM): There's another door: It goes North.
Charles Magellean nods sternly in compliance to Julian's statement.
Aetos feels it's ok to stand from the chair now, and greets the strangers, "Name's Aetos, Pleased to meet you."
Wolfman: "...alright, what exactly is going on?"
Julian Sawyer: "Where have you guys been? Oh hey, door." *Heads for it*
VG: "And where are we?"
Julian Sawyer: "Some crazy lizard planet."
Julian Sawyer: "It ain't Nintendus, though."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Apparently Kuja busted through the dimensional wall and sent us here."
Aetos wonders who this Kuja is they keep yapping about.
Charles Magellean snaps his finger.
VG: "Well, how come we didn't get sent with you guys at the same time?"
Charles Magellean approaches the next northern door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm guessing because you weren't there..."
Julian Sawyer: "Good question..."
Julian Sawyer: "Azure showed up. But you guys didn't..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...maybe it has something to do with the link you two share."
Wolfman: "That doesn't make sense..."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, it doesn't. But not much does."
Wolfman: "If anything did happen, I don't think I remembered it." *He takes out his Beam Saber... it now has a glow to it.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, that's something else."
Aetos: "Woah, nice sword."
Garrick Fy`aar: "All of our equipment has changed."
Wolfman: "I certainly don't remember having a glowing beam saber before."
Julian Sawyer: "What matters is that you're here now, and there's a door up ahead that we have to go through."
VG feels... well, quirky... but in a different way. He tries to find new people here... he only sees one...
Wolfman sheathes the saber. "Anyway, what exactly are we doing now?"
Aetos: "Were about to head through that door." *Points north*
Julian Sawyer: "Exploring a ruin."
VG: "And what are we trying to find?"
Aetos: "I'm not quite sure."
Julian Sawyer: "I dunno."
Metal Man (GM): *Resuming after being paused a while* The Questers began investigating the ruins which Kales had pointed out to them.
VG and Wolfman had dropped in on the Questers... literally... they also join up, wanting some answers.
Metal Man (GM): They found it to be extremely eerie, what with the lighting in the floor, the dark, cave-like atmosphere, and the lack of sentient life. They are now in a rather small room, which appeared to house some sort of magical artifacts. Upon sitting in a chair, one of the Questers somehow summoned VG and Wolfman into this world. The door North, and ahead, is wide open.
Julian Sawyer: "...Right... so there's a door, let's move." *Heads on*
Wolfman and Veeg are still confused with how things are... but we just take in what we can and follow Julian.
Garrick Fy`aar keeps moving forward as well...
Metal Man (GM): The next room is another long hallway.
Azure: "That's usually the idea... one would hope." *He follows*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...traps ahoy..."
Metal Man (GM): However, this one has statues on either side... of some sort of ancient people.
Aetos unfreezes and follows...
Metal Man (GM): There's 6 statues; three on each side of the hallway. There's a door at the other end of this really long hallway.
VG: "Alright... who here thinks these statues have darts or something in them?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Who's going first?"
Aetos volunteers "Someones gotta..."
Azure: *I'll go.* *He examines the scene slowly (truth seer go!)*
Julian Sawyer: "Off you go then."
Metal Man (GM): Azure: You sense great danger.
Aetos RUNs ahead to the other door.
Metal Man (GM): ...The eyes of the statue shoot lasers which block the way.
Julian Sawyer: "Watch it!"
VG: "Look out!"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos runs into the first barrier laser, taking 35 damage.
Azure: "I was about to say... I actually knew something was wrong....."
Julian Sawyer: "Duh."
Wolfman: "Alright... how can we right the wrong then?"
Aetos gets hurt by the barrier and recoils back, "Ow..."
Julian Sawyer: "Kill the statue."
Metal Man (GM): The hallway is 10 feet tall. The statues, 5 feet tall.
VG: "But we have a laser barrier to get through! And frankly, I'm unsure if I can even fit through it."
Julian Sawyer: "Kill the statue, you kill the barrier."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I don't think so."
Metal Man (GM): The barrier remains up.
Aetos thinks about how we are to accomplish destroying a 5 ft tall statue of stone.
Garrick Fy`aar draws his gun and takes a pop shot at the statue's eyes...
Wolfman ducks as Garrick shoots.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: The barrier appears to die down.
Metal Man (GM): ...Then the statues turn towards Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh."
Metal Man (GM): They open fire on him with eye lasers.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): 50 damage per hit. The eye lasers cause huge explosions where they hit.
Julian Sawyer: "Okay, wrong about that..."
Wolfman: "...just like Nintendus."
Garrick Fy`aar is slammed back. He growls, but he's alright...
Azure: "So you have seen this before?"
Wolfman: "Not this trap, no... it just reminds me of different traps we've been through though."
Metal Man (GM): The statues then go back into place and put up their barriers.
Julian Sawyer: "...That' barrier's only about as half as tall as the hallway. I'd bet you could get over the top of 'em."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's quite a jump..."
Julian Sawyer: "Not if you have Rocket Boots."
Wolfman: "But I can possibly make it." *He draws his Beam Saber out, just in case he'll need it.*
Julian Sawyer: *Tries his theory to fly over the barriers using his Rocket Boots (Flight quirk)*
Metal Man (GM): You fly over the first barrier. Then, you encounter something nasty. *CLICK* a GIGANTIC blade falls from the ceiling, attempting to slice you in half.
Julian Sawyer: "AHHH!"
Aetos: "Um, Julian. Watch it!"
Julian Sawyer: *Flies out of the way, hopefully*
Metal Man (GM): You fly ahead to the next barrier without being sliced in two.
Wolfman has a strange feeling this whole hallway is a big test.
Metal Man (GM): However, the next barrier has something even worse in the way behind it.
Aetos watches as Julian slides past the blade...
Metal Man (GM): Several nozzles in the ceiling light up and shoot fire at you.
Julian Sawyer: "FLAME TRAP!"
Metal Man (GM): Another SPD check. It scorches you for only 10 damage, but you barely get past it. Then you meet the final trap.
Julian Sawyer: "...That wasn't too bad..."
Azure: "Why he say that..."
Aetos looks to the Questers who remain at the start of the room, "I hope there's a button or something he can push... to get us through?"
Metal Man (GM): A gigantic spiked wall falls from the ceiling at you, attempting to send you into the barrier, which would result in a crispy death. A final SPD check.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...most likely not..."
Julian Sawyer: *...Curse you*
Metal Man (GM): Well, no matter what you do, you manage to fail. You are first stabbed by the grate, then fall onto the laser. *EXPLODE*
Julian Sawyer: "AH HELL!"
Metal Man (GM): You're killed.
Wolfman sees Julian go boom.
Metal Man (GM): However, this shorts out all the other traps.
Aetos: "Woah... Yay!"
Metal Man (GM): The barriers and traps lose power, having used it all to electrocute you.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, at least he did that much. And he'll be back up in a minute. Let's go."
Aetos prances through the room to the other door.
Garrick Fy`aar walks onward.
Azure: *Presses on.*
Wolfman: "...This just feels... I don't know... deja vu." *He continues.*
VG: "I know the feeling." *He also follows.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Personally, I think it's Atlantean."
Julian Sawyer: *Is spat out of generic blue portal at the other end of the hall, -1 life*
Metal Man (GM): The next room is yet another hallway... this place is like hallway land.
Julian Sawyer: "Almost made it..."
Metal Man (GM): This hallway has various stained glass windows on it. You can go East or South.
Wolfman: "You did your best; don't worry."
Metal Man (GM): This hallway appears empty.
Garrick Fy`aar glances around at the stained glass. Pictures?
VG tries to look at one of the windows.
Aetos looks at the windows...
Julian Sawyer: *Looks around for a rock*
Metal Man (GM): The stained glass is just that. No pictures. Very colorful, though.
Garrick Fy`aar heads for the south door
Metal Man (GM): There's a red rug on the floor, too.
VG: "It looks nice, though."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: You reach the South door.
Garrick Fy`aar opens it, glances inside the next room...
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* It does not open.
Wolfman: "Umm... Garrick, you sure you didn't activate... ...a trap?"
Metal Man (GM): Instead, it sprouts spikes and flies at you.
Julian Sawyer: "Hate traps..."
Aetos looks under the rug, feeling akward.
Garrick Fy`aar backflips best he can outta the way...
Metal Man (GM): It scrapes you for 15 damage as you fall just out of range. It continues going, threatening everybody else. Everyone else: SPD checks.
Julian Sawyer: "Damn it!" *Moves outta da way*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman and Julian dive out of the way. As does Aetos... Azure dodges as well. The door flies into the back wall and gets stuck. The way south is now open.
Aetos stops looking under the rug...
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, anyone gonna try the East door?"
VG obviously dodged those spikes...
Garrick Fy`aar: "I did it once, I'll do it again."
Garrick Fy`aar opens the east door this time...
Aetos: "Eek!" *He cringes*
VG positions himself so he's NOT aligned with Garrick. "Okay, now open."
Azure: *walks toward the south door and stands there out of the reach of the other two doors.*
Wolfman waits in between East and South .oO(This is some place...)
Metal Man (GM): East door.... Garrick: Electricity flies out to shock you.
VG is glad he got out of the way from that door.
Garrick Fy`aar: *Growl*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* 50 electric damage as the door falls on you and disintegrates. The way East is now open, too.
Garrick Fy`aar: "..." *Cough*..." " *He swallows a Max Mushroom, and all is well*
Aetos: "Well, then... I want to go South..."
Wolfman: "Should we split up or not guys?"
Julian Sawyer: "Might as well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I say not. We need to be able to get outta here quick when it's time to. Can't stay here for longer than a day, remember that."
VG: "I'm with Garrick for some reason. South we go!"
Wolfman: "...we can't? Why not? What else did I miss?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "If we do, we die."
Julian Sawyer: "We die all the time. Besides, if Kuja can't permenatly kill us, I'm convinced nothing can."
Wolfman: "Did anyone here calculate how long Veeg and I have been in here? ...at least, compared to you guys?"
VG: "Or in short, how long were you here before we showed up?"
Aetos: "Well, you know... A trap door almost killing all of us is more likely to go somewhere useful then a trap door almost killing ONE of us..."
Julian Sawyer: "Not beyond 20 minutes."
Wolfman: "...Aetos, is it? Interesting thought." *He goes South, with Mushroom guy following.*
Azure: *Stays ungaurd not sure of the next actions.*
Aetos follows Wolfman...
VG doesn't like this thought of being forced to die... WITHOUT regeneration.
Metal Man (GM): You reach... yet another hallway. It has South and West doors ...The ground looks unstable here.
Julian Sawyer: *Bah, goes South*
Metal Man (GM): *CRACK* *COLLAPSE* Going South in new room or old room? Ok. Either way, this room's floor is unstable.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos feels afraid to proceed...
Julian Sawyer: *Tries flight again*
VG: "Okay... this floor doesn't look that stable... I have an idea. Julian, wait."
Azure: *Watches Julian go past him threw the south door as he stands at the threshold.*
Metal Man (GM): Your jetboots disturb the ground, causing several large chunks of the floor to fall out.
Aetos steps back a few...
Metal Man (GM): Now it's gonna be really hard for people who can't fly to get across.
VG: "What part of wait didn't you understand?!?"
Metal Man (GM): There's only a few choice platforms on this crumbling floor.
Azure: "Ok... he needs a piggy back... ride....."
Julian Sawyer: "The part of you saying it after I activated."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, I could probably do it."
Julian Sawyer: "I'll ferry people across."
Garrick Fy`aar glances as the walls...
Metal Man (GM): The walls here are plain.
Wolfman looks at the walls here... perhaps he can wall jump across to one direction?
Metal Man (GM): Wall jumping looks possible.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...yeah... might as well give it a go."
VG tries to get a look at which platforms are stable... he might have to jump across and Quick Attack as needed.
Metal Man (GM): There's only three platforms.
Garrick Fy`aar braces himself... then leaps forward, jumping from wall to wall toward the next door
Metal Man (GM): About 20 feet between each platform. Garrick: Jump check.
Wolfman: "Aetos, how well can you jump?"
Metal Man (GM): Yes. It's called Wall Jump because you jump from wall to wall.
Julian Sawyer: *Moves into position to catch anyone that falls*
Metal Man (GM): Thus you need a jump check.
Aetos: "Heh, not very well."
Wolfman has the Wall Jumper Quirk... would a roll still be needed?
Metal Man (GM): Gonna need to do another jump check. Do you have a second jump? Then use your third jump instead.
Azure simply floats on across
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Aetos snarls at Azure's skills.
Metal Man (GM): You barely jump to the South door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...whoa, close one."
VG: "Okay, I'm going across now."
VG will take the platform route... good thing Item Mancers can midair jump; that might be needed. He first jumps to platform #1.
Julian Sawyer: *Still in position to catch any falling Questers*
VG better midair this one.
Metal Man (GM): ...Need a triple ...No. *Fall -1 Life Reappear*
Aetos frowns "M... my turn."
Metal Man (GM): Too late.
Aetos makes an attempt to jump to platform #1
VG: *Sub-con door appears, and he comes out of it.*
Metal Man (GM): You reach platform 1.
Julian Sawyer: "I'll do better next time."
Aetos jumps to #2.
Metal Man (GM): Now you must jump to platform 2.
VG: "Gah... stupid leg cramps."
Azure: "Positions himself to grab Aetos if he falls" *Waiting with super grab.*
Metal Man (GM): Need a midair jump.
Aetos midair jumps.
Metal Man (GM): You reach platform 2. One more platform to go.
Aetos tries to jump to #3
Azure: *Floats over still slowly watching Aetos.*
Wolfman will Wall Jump across once Aetos is finished.
Metal Man (GM): You leap to #3.
Aetos breaks a sweat.
Metal Man (GM): That leaves Wolf and VG, I think.
VG sees Aetos getting it right... *Quietly* "Lucky."
Wolfman starts his Wall Jumping... alley-oop!
Aetos steps back to the solid ground and watches the rest jump toward him.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman clears the gap in one jump.
VG: "Okay, let's try this again..."
Wolfman: "Nothing to it."
VG jumps towards platform #1.
Julian Sawyer: "I gotcha, Veeg."
VG will midair if need be.
Metal Man (GM): Midair needed.
Julian Sawyer: "You fail this time, I'll carry you across."
Metal Man (GM): You reach Platform 1.
VG lands, stops only for a second, and then jumps towards Platform 2. He definitely has to midair that.
Metal Man (GM): You reach platform 2.
Aetos claps for VG.
VG again takes the one second break before going to Platform 3. He AGAIN midairs.
Julian Sawyer: *Attempts to save VG from more death.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Do you let VG triple jump?
VG has to Quick Attack himself across... two bursts at least.
Julian Sawyer: *Yeah, he does*
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* You reach the final platform.
VG: "Okay... no more of that, thank you."
Julian Sawyer: "Way to go Veeg!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles: If you're in, I'll just have you at this platform. Now then. you may go West or South.
Azure: "Ok so they all made... it safely..." *He lands on the final platform with everyone.*
Charles Magellean has his face tighten; his upper lip moves up from time to time, his eyebrows shorten and his eyes squint as he is vexed by Julian's brash action that had happened a few minutes ago. He merely moves his mouth, moving backwards some. At the fourtheenth step backward, he gains enough momentum to run and make a long jump to the first platform.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies up to normal hight.*
Wolfman wonders which door is safer...
Metal Man (GM): You'll need a Third jump, Charles.
Aetos wonders that as well
Wolfman: "Anyone have a map on their Smash Dex of this place?"
Julian Sawyer: "Smash Dexes got smashed, Wolf."
Wolfman: "How can they? Mine is right..." *Pulls out...?* "...here...?!?"
Metal Man (GM): That dex looks perfectly fine. However, it is also off.
VG looks towards the WEST door. "Guys, perhaps we should go this way."
Julian Sawyer: "Fine with me."
Wolfman starts going West...
Julian Sawyer: *Goes West*
VG follows Julian.
Garrick Fy`aar heads west as well
Metal Man (GM): This room is another area full of strange magical boxes.
Metal Man (GM): They have more ancient markings on them, but appear dead.
Wolfman: "Well, what do we have here?"
Metal Man (GM): There's a door South, West, and North.
Aetos: "More Traps it seems."
Garrick Fy`aar examines one of the boxes, thinking...
Julian Sawyer: "I hate directions..."
VG: "What are we to find in these Ruins anyway? Just an exit?"
Aetos: "Artifacts... I guess."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Information at the least..."
Metal Man (GM): The strange boxes seem ancient.
Aetos: "Hrm, has anyone... thought about leaving a trail? so we don't get lost?"
Julian Sawyer: "Kick one of them."
Wolfman: "Well, these boxes look... well, I think they could have some information."
VG turns to Aetos. "...I don't think we thought of that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, we have no way to activate them with technology..."
VG: "Normally in these situations, we'd have some devices to guide us. But... they got disabled."
Garrick Fy`aar gently taps a box...