Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 214: Ruinous Sins
Date: 6:23:34 PM, June 25th; 5:59:14 PM, June 26th; 7:28:57 PM, June 27th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Now then... watch. First: How much damage did this do, Julian? Well, your attack does not destroy the statue. It's way too tough. However.... *SLAM* It destroys the platform, which crashes down onto the electrically charged machines.
Aetos yells "Ahh! Retreaattt!?"
Metal Man (GM): The electrical carnage heals Aribar but damages everybody else. 50 electric damage.
Wolfman: .oO(...oh great...)
Metal Man (GM): There's a continual charge, too. So it'll continue zapping you.
Charles Magellean is hit once and redirects 25 of it to his teddy bear.
Wolfman hasn't been brought back to life yet...
Julian Sawyer: *...Yeah, Julian keeps in the air*
VG does get hit... *SMB2 death*
Metal Man (GM): The statue seems oblivious, being made of stone. This crash dealt plenty of damage to the ruins, though. Nearby catwalks damaged.
Charles Magellean looks up to Julian and just merely claps for this performance.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You're feeling goooood!
Aribar: "... Thanks for that nice chain of events, Julian! ... I feel as if I could take on Kuja all by myself right now!"
Garrick Fy`aar is most likely dead and out of the picture... unless someone took the blow for him...
VG has a crazy idea... but has to hit this just right. He gives himself an X Accuracy for this, first. He takes out... Chaos Fluid. He attempts to use it on DA BOSS!
Metal Man (GM): Better hope this works. No donating luckies. You hurl it into the electricity. It causes several machines to explode.
Wolfman: "Umm... Veeg, what did you do?"
Metal Man (GM): The lightning remains.
Charles Magellean rolls his eyes... what a mess that Julian has caused.
Aribar: "... Why'd you do that, Veeg?"
VG: "I wanted that stone guy to get damaged by Julian's... well, accident. But without a way to make more Chaos Fluid... ...That's it!" *He has an idea for next turn.* "Someone cover me!"
Wolfman: "What in the blazes... Veeg, what do you plan to do?"
Aribar fires an Ice Elemental Blast at the leg for 75% Ice damage, fires off another Magic Missile for 28%, and downs another Green Potion for his third action. Sorry for the lack of descriptions.
VG: "If I say, I'd ruin it."
Garrick Fy`aar eye spy's him while eating a Max Mushroom... He spends his other two turns blasting the sucker
Charles Magellean downs another X-Naut potion. He uses his second action to fire six bullets at Zizeemon.
Metal Man (GM): One... two hits.
Charles Magellean switches to the Pseudo-cube bazooka.
Azure: *Crosshair symbols appear on the front of azure's knuckles. (lock on) Azure rushes again toward the crack made earlier in this behemoths leg and strikes it yet again with a double punch attack*
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
John Faust: "Hmmm... perhaps if I could pierce the sphere..."
Aetos's corpse shines with a bright white light and he is revived. He decides to retreat from the bottom of the sphere via flight. He flies up to Julian. "Hi..."
Metal Man (GM): The hulking statue IS nearly dead. However, so is the sphere you're in. Yes. You should be careful not to destroy the few specimens of ancient magic left.
Wolfman has to wonder... how can he preserve this? He tries to think of an idea... a GOOD one, mind you.
Metal Man (GM): You think of trying to temporarily disable the magical power source so that it doesn't waste any more power and stops zapping you.
Azure floats away from the massive creation, observing the battle scene. "How much knowledge... have we destoyed this day..."
John Faust: "You know," *Faust says,* "I'm all for knowledge..."
Wolfman: "Guys, we have to disable the power source somehow..."
John Faust: "But NOT when it's going to destroy us!"
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps even helping to repair it later. But first, another SPD check to attempt to disable it. Only Wolfman can do this check.
Wolfman attempts to disable this... ARGH!
Metal Man (GM): *Disable* You find a single conduit, which you unplug. The magical energy shuts down safely.
John Faust: *...does the statue?*
Metal Man (GM): The statue is powered by its own thing.
Wolfman breathes easily... at least the lightning won't hurt now.
Metal Man (GM): Otherwise it'd have wires in it.
Julian Sawyer: "See? Everything worked out."
Wolfman sets up the Bubble Shield for defense.
Metal Man (GM): Or energy trails.
Aribar: "Hey! The electricity stopped! Turn it back on!"
VG: "Trust me Aribar; that's a good thing."
Metal Man (GM): Fausty: Yo... yes.
Aetos: "I don't object to that..." *Is away from the danger*
Metal Man (GM): The staute attacks VG and Wolfman AGAIN! Whoops, right.
Julian Sawyer: "...Again, this thing not attacking me? That's crazy..."
Metal Man (GM): Ari and Wolfman. Respectively.
Aribar is grabbinated.
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage if hit.
Metal Man (GM): The DR then laughs at your quirk and blocks all 5 damage. But anyway... it tries grabbing again. It attacks Garrick.
Garrick Fy`aar dodges...
Metal Man (GM): Insistant on hitting, it attacks Julian ...Julian gets a counter attack.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies to the side*
Metal Man (GM): Also, your counter attack will prevent the statue from relentlessly grabbing until he gets someone with that hand. For this round.
Julian Sawyer: "...This guy's terrible at this." *Julian winds back as his fist starts gathering energy, and then flies forward with that fist forward, and tries to straight punch him smack-dab in the head*
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Hit. However, he's not done yet! He then uses his TAIL to grab somebody! Azure is his target ..YOUCH Well, short of magic, Azure's HP is halved by that. As in, it halves his Current HP. Now then: SPD checks for Azure and Aribar, to avoid being lasernated.
Aribar attempts to roll out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar fails to roll out of the vice grip. Both of you are shot for 75 damage.
Metal Man (GM): Yeah... because if you survive, you get to take more damage--errr...
Aribar is alive, but looking bad. "Uugh... Turn that electricity back on..."
Wolfman: "I'm not doing it. Don't you want us alive?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You're not done with yet!
John Faust: "I think not. Sacrifice of the few for the many and all that."
Metal Man (GM): You've been launched at Julian!
Aribar: "... It's your own fault for not bei---AAAAAAH!"
Metal Man (GM): ...*SLAM*
Julian Sawyer: "Ahhh!" *Flies out of the way*
Metal Man (GM): You hit the ground and explode, taking 110 damage.
Aribar is knocked out temporarily...
Julian Sawyer: *Flies at Stoney and rears back, going for some more stylish punching*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, and hit.
Julian Sawyer: "Die already!"
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't seem to be dying on command.
VG breathes a sigh of relief... he doesn't have to go through with his crazy plan...
Metal Man (GM): Rather, it just appears to be getting faster, angrier, and DEADLIER.
VG then notes that this monster has taken a lot of damage......
Metal Man (GM): However, the statue's surface has taken plenty of damage. It might crumble if enough brute force hits it.
VG has a feeling he should still try his idea... he can't use brute force though. He pulls out an Item Teleporter... and attempts to teleport to his location... an all-in-one Kitchen in a Pot!
Metal Man (GM): Is that an item? From the chart? You couldn't teleport one in without knowing where one is. The teleporter is wasted. It just goes *fizzle*
VG frowns.. .oO(Okay, I need to make something like that then.) *He will instead attempt to throw a Star Egg towards this monster in hopes that it can't handle its starriness... or something.*
Charles Magellean cleans out some of the after pseudo-ness that is inside the bazooka.
VG: *The Star Egg bounces off harmlessly and explodes elsewhere... He wonders what to do... wait.*
Metal Man (GM): It's amazing... even a 50 feet tall statue can avoid your egg. Your egg fries some more magical crystal boxes instead.
VG: "John, you said the item we need is inside the monster, right?"
John Faust: "That's right. Can you... teleport it out?"
VG throws a DEBARRIER CUBE at the monster... "Remove the outer layer!"
John Faust: "Ahh, excellent idea!"
Metal Man (GM): *PLONK* The cube DOES work. However, it does not remove any layers. Instead, it makes the stone soft and spongy.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): *DR GONE*
John Faust: "Hmm. I think I know what to do."
Julian Sawyer: "Well, that worked... kinda."
VG: "At least something worked..."
Charles Magellean moves his thumb over his mustache.
John Faust: "Aribar. Blast is with your best spell, when you can."
Azure: "Kinda... 'cept... spongy... makes the crack in the leg I've been attacking... useless. But... an advance is an advance."
Aribar slowly stands up and growls, angry at that statue pushing him around... And making him into a thrown explosive. The elf glows with dark energies before yelling out, "MEGID!" and engulfing the statue in an explosion of hatred for 125% Darkness damage. The elf then kneels to the floor, drained by the outburst of his hatred.
Julian Sawyer: "'Least I can whack it good now..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO*
Koryuu: "Aribar!" *The puppet runs to his side and cradles his head.* "ARIBAR!"
Metal Man (GM): The explosion is much like smacking it with a battleship shell.
John Faust closes his eyes and lifts Saryu. "Soul of the Puppet, come from thy shell... break the barrier, in the name of John Faust, and serve me!" The puppet's head slumps, and a small blue light shifts out of it. The light transforms into a ghostly version of Saryu.
VG wonders what John is doing...
Wolfman also is curious.
John Faust: "Soul of the Puppet King, I command thee... attack, and unleash thy full force!" *The puppet ghost floats up and unleashes TEN shots of spirit energy, bursting into the monster.*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
John Faust: *The spirit floats back into the puppet, and Faust hurls a paper that splits into his trademark 5 knives.*
Aetos watches the spirit attack and resume its physical body afterwards
Metal Man (GM): 0 hits.
Julian Sawyer: "Wow..."
Metal Man (GM): 3 hits. What is your target?
John Faust: *The most cracked chest area.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, you deal full damage to the statue itself. It acts as if you gave it a small papercut.
Koryuu: "You hurt Aribar... I'll kill you!" *The puppet draws out the chainsaw and cuts into the statue's foot.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Yes. Weapon damage = yes. It takes another paper cut.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on the sucker...
John Faust: "It seems to be reacting to your cube..."
Metal Man (GM): 9 hits.
John Faust: "I think it's almost destroyed. Hmm... how many days have we been in here?"
Wolfman: "We only get ONE day in here..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hopefully less than one... but I don't think it really matters..."
Charles Magellean kneels down on one knee. He activates his trump card: the Pseudo-Cube Bazooka.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Just a bit more..."
Julian Sawyer: "We haven't been in here for 5 hours, much less one day."
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. My eyes deceived me.
Charles Magellean begins to charge the bazooka, readying the blue rifle-like weapon.
VG gets a little nervous...
Charles Magellean aims the weapon at the center of the best for the best shot... He FIRES.
John Faust: "TRY not to destroy the crystal!"
Metal Man (GM): The bazooka is most effective, indeed. Magical construct damage is invoked.
Charles Magellean: *Insta-hit. 150% x 4 damage.*
Azure gauntlets burst with lighting as he attacks floating up toward the head "RAGEKI FISTS!"
Metal Man (GM): The head, it evades you.
Aetos wipes his brow He still flying up next to Julian, somehow absorbs the 100 rings given to him by a companion...
Julian Sawyer: "Hey... Don't kill him just yet."
Aetos Flies down to the Statue and tries to impale it, so perhaps Wolfman can finish it off...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman quickdraws the saber for Swords Dancing...
Metal Man (GM): The statue looks like it's powering up for a final attack.
Wolfman: "I hope this works..."
Metal Man (GM): 3 hits... Make that 4 hits ..The statue, through extreme determination, does not die. In fact, its roll would have saved it, even if 38 wasn't a crit.
Wolfman keeps the Beam Saber out... but transfers it to his left hand, to bring out DA HAMMER in his right hand! DUAL WIELD He does a super double smash of big swings (NOT smashing)
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Wolfman: *43% due to -5 damage penalty*
Charles Magellean chuckles at this one incident where Wolfman FINALLY gets the hit he desires... and yet the target lacks such a thing.
VG chuckles at this.
Wolfman breathes heavily... this monster should be defeated... but at what cost?
Metal Man (GM): The statue itself crumbles.
Aetos hopes nothing bad comes from this monsters destruction...
Julian Sawyer: "Finally. Someone get the crystal and let's get out of here..."
Metal Man (GM): The gem that was in the center appears where the center was.
Charles Magellean wipes off the sweat from his forehead.
Metal Man (GM): ...It levitates in the center of the room.
Wolfman sheathes his weapons... he's a little tired to pick it up.
Metal Man (GM): What do you do? It doesn't seem harmful, but it might be doing it for a reason.
Julian Sawyer: "...This better not be another trap..."
Charles Magellean looks for the item that it left behind.
Aetos: "I'm not touching it again..."
VG: "Let me see..." *He checks.*
Aetos: "I've learned my lesson..."
Metal Man (GM): VG: It seems to be in position to be used for some sort of ancient ritual. But what? You have no clue. It appears safe to grab, but whatever it's doing would be wasted if grabbed.
VG: "...It's set up for something... ...it's doing something."
Aribar recovers a bit from the surge of dark energy and looks about... The people on the ground are at the bottom of this huge sphere, correct?
VG: "While I don't think it would hurt us... we might disturb something."
Julian Sawyer: "Might as well wait..."
VG: "You guys decide... I don't know this time."
Wolfman: "If it's doing something... perhaps we should leave it be."
Aribar casts a Mirror spell on himself and tries to make his way to the gem.
Metal Man (GM): You get to the gem. It floats in the air, sparkling.
Aribar: "We need to take this back to that Kales lizard though, don't we?"
Charles Magellean attempts to climb up to some of the catwalks so he can be ready to leave.
Metal Man (GM): You can feel that it is in standby mode; energy is in it, waiting to be activated.
VG: "...I think you are right."
Metal Man (GM): Easily done, Charles.
VG: "...want me to grab it?"
Charles Magellean looks to the others.
VG: "We might need your magic to escape."
Julian Sawyer: "I think we should wait for it..."
Aribar shakes his head and goes to grab it.
Metal Man (GM): You just grab it. You notice it, now devoid of energy but still feeling like it has much in reserve.
Aetos floats above... watching them gather around the jewel...
Metal Man (GM): A blue portal appears in the middle of the room.
Wolfman watches somewhat closely...
VG is right by... and then notices the portal...
Julian Sawyer: "...Huh..."
Wolfman: "...are you guys sure this isn't Nintendus?"
Aribar blinks and looks up into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): It is, however, a portal.
Aribar: "Most definitely not... Now, what's this?"
Julian Sawyer: *Enters the portal. He's had good experiences with them*
Metal Man (GM): Not a Zelda-style warp thingy. *WARP* Julian exits.
Aetos floats down to the ground with them "Erm, next?"
Metal Man (GM): For this portion of the battle, you gained 750 EXP.
Wolfman: "...if it's just like back home, we go in."
John Faust begins writing again. "This portal appears to be generated by the monster's defeat... what's behind it?"
Garrick Fy`aar moves in as well. He's not very responsive, but oh well.
John Faust: *He steps through, with Saryu and Koryuu.*
VG also enters.
Charles Magellean knows that this isn't right. Why are portals appearing? Oh wait... that's right. The gem's magic.
Aribar hrms... "I REALLY don't want to enter some unknown protal... 'course, I don't know my way back through these ruins..."
Aetos enters the portal, hoping the others who entered it are alright
Wolfman comically grabs Aribar from the portal and brings him through.
Aribar: "Gah! I'm being elfnapped by Wolfman!"
Charles Magellean holsters his guns and lets out a sigh of relief. He goes into the portal as the last person.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You all appear back outside the entrance of the ruins.
Aetos: *...* *WarpED*
John Faust: *WarpED*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Kales Brando: "...It appears you were successful, despite those explosions I heard."
Wolfman and Veeg get our footing...
Aetos: "Reminds me of something..."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, I'm real sorry about that..."
Kales Brando: "...Did you damage anything of interest? I'm taking it out of your pay."
Aetos looks at the others...
Aribar: "I'd be surprised if we didn't..."
Metal Man (GM): He coughs a bit.
VG: "I touched a steak that turned to dust..."
Wolfman: "I tried to turn off a console but ripped it out by mistake..."
Kales Brando: "A steak? That is not interesting. ...A CONSOLE! Fool!"
Aribar: "We destroyed a great statue... Damaged some sphere and electrical devices..."
Aetos hits Wolfman's shoulder "Buffoon..."
Metal Man (GM): He hits Wolfman on the head with the cane once. *BAP*
Wolfman gets BAPPED... it stings!
Kales Brando: "...I will pay you nothing. 50,000 coins minus 50,000 equals 0. Those relics are irrepairable."
Julian Sawyer: "... ..."
Kales Brando: "As would be giving you money for such extensive damage..."
Charles Magellean: "More reasons that the Questers are not to be relied on; they destroy before they think."
Wolfman: "I did not try to destroy that console for the record."
Kales Brando: "I am afraid you are all I have, so I cannot just fire you. You survived, regardless of how much you destroyed. Now then... the gem!"
John Faust: "Hah... hahahaha!" *Faust begins laughing maniacally.*
Wolfman takes out 10K coins.
Kales Brando: "If you have that, destroying everything in the ruins would have been worth it."
John Faust: "You threaten us... and you expect us to hand over a priceless treasure!"
Aribar holds the gem behind his back. "Remind me again... Why do you need it?"
John Faust: "HAHAHAHAH! You're such a FOOL!"
Kales Brando: "Only I know how it works."
VG: "John, hush right now."
Julian Sawyer: *Smacks John* "Shut it."
Wolfman is prepared to give up some of his money if it means he's gained some forgiveness.
John Faust: *...* "Did you just smack me?"
Kales Brando: "And... you're in a village full of able warriors... if we turned you out into the wilderness... you would surely die. Just for that threat, he gets no pay for the next two jobs."
Julian Sawyer: "What do you think just happened?"
Kales Brando: "And no food other than bread and no drink besides water. Now then... will someone REASONABLE give me the gem?"
Aribar: "You haven't really answered my question. I'll gladly hand it over if you remind me of why you need the gem."
Kales Brando: "Oh, you forgot?"
Charles Magellean goes over to Aribar.
Wolfman: "Aribar, we aren't in a position to ask..."
Aetos nods, agreeing with Ari.
Kales Brando: "I need it to unlock the next ruin area."
Wolfman: "Let him have it."
Kales Brando: "Which you will then explore for me."
Wolfman gives Kales the 10K coins.
Aribar: "I've a short memory... Too many knocks on the head."
Wolfman: "I hope this helps somewhat." *He kneels.*
Charles Magellean: "Give it to him or I will."
Aribar walks over to the lizard and hands him the stone.
Kales Brando: "Perhaps if you avoid destroying things, I will pay you... besides that puppet fellow. I'd exile him myself if I wasn't so old."
Charles Magellean nods harshly in content.
Kales Brando: "Thank you for the stone."
Aribar: "I had no intention of keeping it from him as long as it isn't for evil."
Kales Brando: *He puts it around his neck*
Wolfman has 7790... He will give THAT up.
Kales Brando: "Your friend seems very evil... not me." *Takes the coins from Wolf* "...Thank you. Perhaps I can trust you."
Wolfman: "At this point... I think we'll have to learn to trust each other."
Charles Magellean chuckles.
Aribar: "We've good intentions, but we aren't very good at keeping things intact and such..."
Wolfman: "...we aren't in the best of circumstances. Might as well make the best of it."
Kales Brando: "You will have to learn! Next time something breaks without a good reason, you get no food for a week! I won't tolerate clumsiness!"
Charles Magellean: "You won't tolerate it from these people?"
Aribar mumbles, "A tougher master than Mewtwo..."
Wolfman just stays kneeled.
VG just stays quiet.
Kales Brando: "I can send you all out into the wilderness and let the animals eat you."
Charles Magellean laughs hysterically.
Kales Brando: "Even if you survive, you won't have any food or water."
Charles Magellean wipes a tear from his eye, gaining breath from the lack of oxygen.
Julian Sawyer: "I dunno, there's a stream right outside your village..."
Aribar looks back to Charles with an expression that says, "What are you smoking?"
VG: .oO(...What have we gotten ourselves into? First we got warped somewhere out of Nintendus, and now we get warped with the rest of the Questers... ...and now Wolfman's goofup caused issues... ...will we ever get home?)
Charles Magellean: "Pardon my outbreak Elder Brando, but to ask the Questers to not be clumsy is like saying that a hydarno can live without H2O."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It doesn't matter if we're clumsy, we got the job done."
VG glares at Charles, as if to say "I'm not that clumsy"
Charles Magellean: "Of course, I am glad I am only a mercenary of them."
Aribar nods. "We will try our best, but you surely cannot ask more than that."
Kales Brando: "Our warriors will poison the stream if you manage to get to it and steal water from it."
Wolfman: .oO(Aribar, you are pushing it again... he is NOT Mewtwo.)
Kales Brando: "This is if you defy me."
Julian Sawyer: "Doesn't that leave you out on a limb too?"
Wolfman: .oO(...wild-wise, I have the best chance of survival... I can't get poisoned any longer, and I don't need food and water like the others. ...but I have a strange feeling there are other methods of torture here.)
Kales Brando: "It would be worth it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but what if we pay you in other ways, Kales?"
Kales Brando: "Let me rephrase myself. That situation is not now."
Julian Sawyer: "So you'd sacrifice your whole village just to kill off a group of adventuers?"
Wolfman: .oO(...I'll have to try to gain these lizardmens' trust... and not counting just money.)
Kales Brando: "Make sure you don't turn it into reality."
Wolfman: "Julian, hush. We are NOT in a position to be bargaining."
Kales Brando: "I'd keep a tight leash on that one." *He knocks John unconsious with a quick cane smack* "THAT is for threatening me."
Charles Magellean: "A leash so tight that needs to cut off the air circulation, if I believe that is what you are thinking."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you know, there is many things your village does not have, Kales."
Charles Magellean: "...Like a fire hydrant?"
VG: .oO(...Wolfman and Charles are the only ones that seem to get the idea...)
Kales Brando: *To Charles* "Then they will suffocate." *To Garrick* "That may include you, if you continue to threaten me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm not threatening you, Kales."
Metal Man (GM): He begins walking towards the village, really angry.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm offering something to you..."
Kales Brando: "What?" *He stops for a moment*
Garrick Fy`aar: "As a gift."
Aribar: "It is obvious that our presence... Nevermind."
VG: .oO(...Garrick is pushing it, Julian already did...)
Aribar guesses that they are dismissed and starts towards the village and past Kales.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, why not let us help you make your village better?"
Kales Brando: "I can take a gift. But after that, I wish to be left alone... such stupendous acts of recklessness would get normal people killed. Ah! Yes. Labor it is."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Not exactly labor. More like... ideas."
Kales Brando: "If you are truly trustworthy, you will help to improve the village instead of sitting around beating on each other."
Wolfman: .oO(Garrick, hush.)
Azure: *walks toward him kneeling.* "Please humbly accept my apology for any actions that may be seen as a threat toward you or your village." *conflict negotiation go*
Aribar stops and looks at Kales.
Charles Magellean goes off towards the village.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'll gladly help. Give me some tools and point me to a fence to mend."
Charles Magellean: "I've heard enough groveling."
VG: .oO(...tools... what can I do? Hmm... perhaps I can find something at a local shop...)
Aribar: "How can the village be... Bleh..." *He just continues to his hut.*
Wolfman: .oO(Upgrading the village... granted, I've never seen it, but I think he's got a point. Might as well help out.)
Kales Brando: "Very well. Since you cannot fix the ruins... you shall fix the village."
VG: .oO(Hmm... I can cook for the village! I don't have much else.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Great. I have an idea that just might help you out big time."
Julian Sawyer: "...Great. Where do we start?"
Aribar walks over to Locos and whispers to him, "Is it just me or does this situation getting worse and worse for us? Or at least the Questers of this group."
Kales Brando: "...Improve it... whatever. ...As much as I want to leave that ungrateful worm out here, you might want to drag your friend home." *He points at John*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Tell me, Kales... have you ever heard of a blacksmith?"
Wolfman looks to where John's body is...
Kales Brando: "There is such a thing, but our village has not the fortune to find one yet."
Wolfman: .oO(He was an interesting person... but a little outspoken. He could still be a help.) *He goes to pick John up.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, I have enough technical knowledge to help you out with that..."
Azure: *sweatdrop* .oO(Did he even hear me...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "But first, I need tools... I also need the strongest man in your village and also the one who knows the surrounding lands the best."
Kales Brando: "I can provide that... tomorrow."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yes, of course. We should all get some rest after that whole debacle..." *He heads for his hut...*
Julian Sawyer: "That Arena could do with some cleaning... I'd be glad to help with that if you have some cleaning implements."
VG finally speaks...
Kales Brando: "The moss provides character. It is to remain, despite your willingness to clean it."
VG: "No offense, but can we talk about what we plan to do... when we get there?"
Aribar not getting an answer, heads to his hut... It is then the elf realizes that he cannot really remember his spells that well these days and starts back out of his hut.
Charles Magellean returns to his own hut, put his weapons into his hut, and instead of sleeping again, he...
VG is a little tired.
Aribar: "Hrm... Something to write on and something to write with..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Whatever. If you need anything to be done, call me." *Heads for his shack to take a nap*
Aribar sighs and goes back inside his hut, tired because he didn't sleep at all last night and still not trusting these lizard folks farther than he can throw them.
Wolfman doesn't "need" sleep... but he does go to his... wait. Where IS his hut?
Kales Brando: *He reaches the village, then goes to his own hut... still angry. He kicks a rock a good 20 feet into the air.*
VG enters the village as well... and wonders where he sleeps.
Metal Man (GM): You'd see extra, unclaimed huts. There's tons of them.
VG takes hut number... oh, say, 18; Wolf will take 19.
Metal Man (GM): Kales musta lost around 50 men to that attack of monsters in the cave.
VG starts reading his Cookbook... he could do well as a backup cook.
Metal Man (GM): And now, the actual mission ends.
Charles Magellean goes to jump to the top of his shack. After he does, he merely sits down, with his body on a higher elevation than his legs so he can tap his foot... He taps... and taps... and taps... and taps.
VG: *1 Fried Egg, 1 Chaos Fluid, 1 Power Bar, 1 Item Teleporter, 1 Star Egg, 1 Megalixer, 1 Guardian Acorn, 1 Super Plush bear, 1 Debarrier Cube, 1 X Accuracy, 1 Mortality Gem, and 3 Ice Blocks*
Aetos walks into his hut, very furious...
Charles Magellean: *...and taps....*
Julian Sawyer: *Is lucky he picked a shack that is out of range of Charles' Tap Tap Tappings. He decides to take a nap*
Charles Magellean appears to be out of that reclusion state of non-talking. Questers might've preferred the non-talking Charles.
Aribar sighs, deciding he can't get to sleep... The elf gets up out of bed and looks outside to see what time of day it is.
Metal Man (GM): It is late afternoon.
Charles Magellean: "I'm fully awake... I'm bored... and the elder has branded me a Quester."
Wolfman gets out of his hut... he looks around the village to see what could use repairing.
Charles Magellean: "I am NOT clumsy or thoughtless like the rest of them!"
Aribar decides to head to Moody Mandy's stall and see if she has any writing materials for sale.
Wolfman: "...Perhaps my hammer and beam saber can be used as a tool and not just as weapon."
Charles Magellean: "Atop all this, I'm actually DONE sleeping. I'm tired of waiting!"
Wolfman: "I know I have my share to repay to this place... but what can I do?"
Aribar decides to switch to the more alert of the pair of Whallerians, Mr. Monster, with his transformer.
Azure: *sits reading through the book of secrets inscriptions.* "If nothing else, this will pass some of the time." *Sighs, missing the useful data library held within the smash dex and there headquarters library*
Charles Magellean: "I can't go to the Arena to fight because I'm that darn good, too... this is going to be a LOOONG journey home."
VG is still reading his cookbook... he'll have to do his part by providing food.
Charles Magellean: "...I wonder if Elder Brando knows Sardis Mongul."
VG: .oO(Hmm... I think I might want to make that all-in-one Kitchen Pot.)
MrMonster starts back towards Aribar's hut, hand on the hilt of his scimitar in case he's attacked while in the village.
VG: .oO(This way, I can provide food anywhere...)
Wolfman makes his way towards the "center" of the village, and finds a place to sit down... and think.
Charles Magellean: "BBOOOOOORRRRREEEDDD."
MrMonster reaches his and Aribar's hut and sits down in front of it, standing watch... He probably will for the entire night as well.
Aetos falls asleep.
Charles Magellean: *He forces himself to stop tapping and go into a regenerative healing mode.*
Aetos suddenly appears in the moss arena... dreaming...
Lich Faust fades into the dream arena. A palpable aura of darkness floats about him: the shadows literally fold to cover him, spilling off of him like a dark cloud. A pair of glowing red eyes pierce the darkness. "Ssssspearman..." *A skeletal hand rises from the black cloud, draped in a long black robe.*
Aetos is shocked by the appearance of this... unholy creature "What the ... Faust?!"
Lich Faust: "Yessssssss... The Fausssssst you know isssss gone... the light in him, exssssspelled..."
Aetos: "That's terrible..."
Lich Faust: "Terrible it may be... but in exssschange for the light, I have gained enormousssss power..."
Aetos: "Then lets fight, see how powerful your loss of divinity has made you..."
Lich Faust: "Divinity losssst, perhapsssss. But infinity gained."
Aetos runs up to this dark being and attempts to Stab it with a shish kebob attack He then does one more Shish Kebob, hoping it will finish him... He steps back and braces himself for the dark powers of this foul creature
Lich Faust simply stands back up; no light glows from him. "O Black Void Betwixt The Worlds, Come To Me And Become My Shield." (5x13 HP for the shield = 65 HP shield)
Aetos is cold
Lich Faust raises its hand. "Come, Spearman. Attack me now, if you can."
Aetos: *The darkness is chilling Aetos to the bone* "...Now?"
Lich Faust: "You are too afraid?"
Aetos shakes his head
Lich Faust: "Then strike, if you can."
Aetos Thrusts his spear into the barrier and drills it in
Lich Faust watches as a wall of blackness falls. "A pity."
Aetos then continues through and tries to drill into the darkness
Lich Faust does not flinch from the damage; it simply stands, a wall of blackness. "And now," it says, "You die."
Aetos backs up... figuring he will actually hurt him now He starts shivering
Lich Faust raises its hands. "O Damn'ed Souls, I call thee to bring Hell's black flames to my enemies... cast thy evil fire into the Spearman Aetos, and burn away his very spirit!" He watches as 10 black fireballs appear in front of him, and he waves his hand; the fireballs explode into Aetos.
Aetos gets charred by the fireballs of pure evil... then a shining light bursts from his body and he is revived... *After a pause, decides his best plan of attack... he runs up to shish kebob the Lich first...*
Lich Faust crumples, and again, the black cloud simply stands up... no light. It smiles. "In the name of Hell's Prince, I wrest thy body from thy mind."
Aetos waits for some sort of dying to happen... "Ack... Just once more... but... Since your temporarily invincible..." *He puts his barrier up and rolls his eyes. He somehow comes under the mind control of this demon*
Lich Faust does not appear to do anything physically. The voice chants again. "Thirty-seven spirits of darkness, I summon thee to destroy my enemy!" Thirty-seven small black bolts smash into Aetos, dealing 37 damage.
Aetos stands lifeless and takes it, causing damage to his body
Lich Faust raises its skeletal hand, and turns it, making two impaling motions. Aetos stabs /himself/ with his Shish Kebob twice.
Aetos wakes up and feels a breeze of wind pass by.
MrMonster looks up and scans the area, looking to see where everyone nearby is before lowering his head again... The Trulander, like Aribar, doesn't trust these lizard folk much.
Aetos flies up on top of his hut and sits, looking up to the clouds.
Julian Sawyer: *Is currently inside his shack, taking a nap, as there is pretty much nothing else to do*
Aetos looks over to the mountain and sees the cave he entered the day before... He flies quickly over to the river and rests
Seer Kai: *From the village's gate, a strange figure entered. Around his face, a bandage was wrapped, covering his eyes. His scales were a bright, royal sapphire-color, and in both hands he held a strangely carved staff, which he was using to lean on. His tail was long, and his gait was hunched over, apparently from age. His tongue flicked in and out, as if tasting the air.*
Aetos pulls his white hood over his head and leans against a tree.
Seer Kai: *His body was covered by a brown, homespun robe, and around his waist, a belt with some teeth and claws from some animals.*
Aetos awakens from a mild nap and drinks some water from the river.
Kales Brando: *He walked out to see this new person, having been told by the nearby watchmen.*
Seer Kai does not respond. Apparently, he is completely blind.
Kales Brando: "Hello. ...Welcome this village."
MrMonster probably wouldn't see the lizard because he's near the empty huts, plus he's looking down to the ground.
Aetos: "Hm... So clean... This land hasn't been affected by the disasters of puollution, not such as my home has..."
Seer Kai: *No sound ushers from the blind man's mouth. He gestures to his mouth, making a movement that indicates he is a mute.*
Kales Brando: "...This will make communication difficult... how could someone like that traverse the wilderness?" *He scratches his head.*
Aetos stands and flies back to the village, removing his hood from his head, his cape flutters behind him
Seer Kai: .oO(Thank you for your greeting, Master Kales.) The "voice" echoes in Kales's mind, but no other person.
Aetos lands back on his hut gently and sits, waiting for this next assignment he is being forced to do.
Kales Brando: "...You have strange powers... ...strange powers. Hmmm... just the kind of person I need... do you know of the ruins near this village?"
Seer Kai draws back his robe. On his sapphire blue chest is a large, natural birthmark... it is a yellow sunburst, behind a brown, ruined building. .oO(Indeed.)
Aetos hears the snakish voice of Kales speaking, but no one replying... "Hmm, talking to himself I suspect. Typical, working for a loony."
Kales Brando: "...A religious man. We haven't seen many---oh! ...Yes... yes... very good." *He smirks He points at where the Questers's huts are* "Those people are assigned to searching for artifacts in the ruins. I need you to supervise them. They've already accidentally destroyed some of the ruins here. I was going to sentence them to hard work and labor, but... you know better. you may deal with them. With you supervising them, we can prevent any more ruin destruction."
Seer Kai: .oO(I do. Thank you, Master. However... I must inquire your name.)
Kales Brando: "I am Kales Brando, chief of the Sereit Tribe. The very tribe whose village is here. What... is your name?"
Seer Kai: .oO(I am Kai, the blind seer. It is an honor to be granted the pleasure of meeting you, master Kales. I will thank the ruins for the opportunity, as soon as I am able.) *He places a hand on Kales' forehead. .oO(My blessings, master Kales, and the ruins' as well.)*
Aetos: *A flower petal blows by in the wind.* "I'm ... sort of liking this land."
Kales Brando: "It has been an honor to meet you as well, Kai." *He, using his own cane, wanders off to his other duties, like supervising fence repair.*
Aetos spots a new lizard-man hobbling up the pathway to the huts, "Guys, someone is coming."
MrMonster squints his eyes, sensing something odd... And he hears Aetos speak. The blue-scaled Trulander stands up and places a hand near Miirnalk's pommel.
Seer Kai steps up in front of the huts. He moves his head to one side, then the other, his tongue flicking out each time. He looks lost, in addition to blind.
Julian Sawyer: *Would still be inside his shack asleep, having not heard Aetos*
Aetos watches the strange man closely...
Seer Kai's tail moves back and forth across the ground slowly. He steps forward two more steps, so that he is right in plain sight of all the Questers. He leans on his staff heavily, looking very old and very weak. Again, his head moves from one side to the other. The bandage around his eyes clearly indicates he is unable to see.
MrMonster doesn't like this fellow already... It couldn't be this 'Kales' Aribar talked about. "Do you need help, stranger?"
Aetos is a bit cautious around people out of his species at the moment...
Seer Kai moves his head from side to side, opens his mouth... but no sound comes out. It seems as if he is trying to speak. And then, in Monster's mind.... .oO(I am quite capable of getting around by myself, thank you.)
Aetos watches the two scaled creatures look to eachother He jumps over to a neighbooring hut, to get a little closer
MrMonster widens his eyes a bit before shaking his head and mumbling under his breath, "You aren't a normal lizard... I doubt many in this village would have psionic powers..."
Aetos: "!" *He hears this and gets startles, falling from the hut and hitting the ground* *He stands up.* "Um... Julian? Get up time...!..."
Seer Kai smiles knowingly. .oO(Indeed. I've been asked by the chief, Kales, to look after you. To supervise you, if you will.)
Aetos enters Julian's hut and finds him sleeping.
MrMonster: "... So he thinks he needs mind control to prevent accidents from happening?"
Aetos attempts to wake Julian.
Seer Kai: .oO(I cannot control minds.)
MrMonster slams up his mental barriers against intrusion into his mind. This technique does little for the inexperianced Trulander, though...
Seer Kai: .oO(I am a Seer. I guide the people according to the will of the ruins. You --em -- b- put---- -p res---an-e.)
Julian Sawyer: "Mrhhmph..." *Julian tries to wave Aetos off.*
MrMonster nods, not liking the thought of an unknown psion on their side... He smiles as he realizes his shield works... Slightly... And lowers his walls.
Seer Kai: .oO(-ha- --ke- -t -o--he- to com--n-c---. --ea-- -ow--...thank you.)
Aetos: "But, Julian, theres some... Psychic guy outside waiting for us..." *He pulls out his spear and pokes him gently with it...*
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Rolls over in his bed, facing Aetos now* "'s he a lizard?"
Seer Kai: To Julian: .oO(I would appreciate it if you came out of your hut.)
Julian Sawyer: "Then why should-..."
Aetos: "? "
MrMonster walks closer to the psion, but doesn't let go of his weapon. "I take it you'll guide us to some new ruins now, or did you just come here to tell us you'll be watching over us?"
Julian Sawyer: "You just hear that?"
Seer Kai: To Monster: .oO(I am here to supervise you and meet your group, of course.)
Julian Sawyer: "...Musta been that psychic... Whatever, let's go..." *Rolls out of bed and heads for the door*
Aetos sighs and leaves the hut, then enters Metal's, "Now, where could this 'President' or whatever be at a time like this?" He shrugs and leaves out back to the lizard
Seer Kai: To Julian and Monster and Aetos: .oO(Greetings. I am Kai, the blind seer. I will be supervising you, in order to protect the holy ruins from your... interference.)
Aetos: "Who are we forgetting? Oh well."
Julian Sawyer: "...What are you talking about?"
Aetos: "Hey! everything but what Wolfman did was an accident! I swear!..." *He flashbacks to Wolfman yanking out the console again.*
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed. Accidents are still damaging... and, it is still a sin to harm the ruins, whether accidental or purposeful.)
Julian Sawyer: "So what do you plan to do about it?"
Aetos: "Sin? I'm pretty sure I'm not in any religion this cooky world has..."
MrMonster: "... That is a good question. How would you disciplin us, manifester?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Nevertheless, you must respect our religion if you wish to remain in safety for long.)
Aetos: "...Good point."
Seer Kai: .oO(If you wish, I can speak to chief Kales about your immediate ejection.)
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Whether you believe in the power of the ruins or not is not my problem. However, protecting and advancing the will of the ruins is. So. As it is my job to supervise you, I shall henceforth be coming with you on any and all missions you undertake. Tonight, I shall make sure I pray for you. Perhaps my prayers will allow you forgiveness. Then again, perhaps your wanton destruction and carelessness is too great to be forgiven. In that case, there is nothing I can do.)
MrMonster: "Do our intentions and our actions differ so greatly that you would believe that?"
Julian Sawyer: "...So... can you do anything?"
Seer Kai: .oO(You misunderstand. You have, whether through foolish mistake or intentional fury, damaged a sacred, holy place. Whatever your intentions, that is your sin.)
Julian Sawyer: "Not our fault there were things in there trying to kill us."
Aetos: "But... we were defending our LIVES..."
Seer Kai: .oO(That is not what I am referring to. Monsters are not part of the ruins.)
Charles Magellean makes rustling sounds on the top of his own shack with his foot tapping on it, though it is doubtful anyone can actually hear it. He continues to be bored.
Julian Sawyer: "You can't blame us for causing collateral damage while defending ourselve."
MrMonster: "Is this all you wish to tell us? Actually, he and Kales already has, Julian."
Aetos gets bored with this, it's not even a conversation, its just plain weird, and flies off over into a tree and perche-- er, sits on a limb
Seer Kai: .oO(I repeat. Damaging the ruins, whether through purpose or accident, is a sin.)
Julian Sawyer: "This religion of yours isn't very fair."
Seer Kai: .oO(Collateral damage, unless it was caused /by/ the ruins, is still damage. Indeed.)
Julian Sawyer: "...So... can you do anything?"
Charles Magellean: "Oi... how I hate waiting. Where is Elder Kales?"
Aetos nods, agreeing with Charles
Seer Kai: .oO(I can do many things. It depends on the situation.)
Julian Sawyer: "Can you defend yourself?"
Charles Magellean takes out his Ressikan Flute.
Seer Kai: .oO(I made it here, did I not? A blind, mute old man made it through the untamed wilds to this village.)
Julian Sawyer: "Good point."
Seer Kai: .oO(Or perhaps the will of the ruins protected me. It matters not.)
MrMonster: "... We shall see when the time comes who can defend themselves better. Now, if you excuse me, I must talk to a friend... That is, if you're finished, Seer."
Aetos whistles, rocking in the tree...
Seer Kai: .oO(Actually... I have a task for you.)
Charles Magellean plays on his flute the final opening theme of FFVI.
Seer Kai: .oO(I would like you to fetch chief Kales for me.)
Aetos watches Charles play his flute, unsure if he hears it or not over his whistling.
Seer Kai: .oO(I must inform him of my decision regarding you.)
Charles Magellean: *It's loud enough for the entire village to hear it resonating.*
Aetos starts whistling to match the tune
MrMonster looks over to Charles house before looking back to the psion, nodding, and starting off to Kales's house.
Metal Man (GM): Kales is there, talking to some various people.
Kales Brando: "...Yes, and... oh. It is you. What do you have to say to me?" *He turns to MrMonster.*
MrMonster: "The Seer called Kai wishes to speak to you. He's over by all of our huts."
Kales Brando: "Then I shall come." *Begins walking to the Quester huts*
MrMonster starts back towards the huts, figuring that Kales will follow.
Kales Brando: *Reaches the huts, looking about. He can be seen from a mile away.*
Charles Magellean plays the song that can be heard in Termina's Clock Town Clock Tower.
Seer Kai is in the same place he was. As Kales approaches, he turns and 'looks' right at Kales.
Kales Brando: *Nods*
Seer Kai: .oO(It is of my understanding that they destroyed holy ground through accident.)
Metal Man (GM): He nods again.
Seer Kai: .oO(You, as well as I, know that this is a tremendous sin. It is, therefore, necessary that they 'pay' to replace it. I suggest a donation of 3000 of their strange currency each to the village's funds. An extra 1000 each for anyone who wishes to absolved of this sin is optional. This insures that you will be well-able to continue your research, and possibly discover a way to correct their mistake. Those who do not have the amount required will be required to pay in bits they acquire from the ruins.)
Kales Brando: "Then it shall be. However, I may be able to give you more than enough money... I knew this would happen." *He takes out 55,000 x 5 coins* "As of thus, I took all of their pay and made it the funds of the village."
Julian Sawyer: "...So that's what you did with our money..."
Charles Magellean lets the flute play on its own as he moves his head. He makes his body lean forward a little away from the whistle, yet still on the top of his shack, he moves his body slowly left and right, listening to the soothing music heal his mind of his anxiousness.
Seer Kai: .oO(It is not your money until it is given to you.)
MrMonster: "Would you mind telling us what our psionic 'friend' told you? At least about the punishment?"
Kales Brando: "...Very well. It doesn't bother me, though."
Charles Magellean is out of earshot of this.
Kales Brando: "Oh, simple. You must donate 3000 coins each as punishment. 1000 more to be absolved of this sin, if you wish."
MrMonster: "What about those who broke nothing?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Don't you already have enough?"
Seer Kai: .oO(They must still pay for the sins of their fellows.) he sends to Kales.
Kales Brando: "You must pay for the sins of you and your friends."
MrMonster: "... I'll have my friend pay for my 'sins' then."
Seer Kai: .oO(Unacceptable.)
MrMonster: "I was not even there to do damage."
Julian Sawyer: "He's telling the truth"
MrMonster: "Therefore, I will not pay a single coin."
Kales Brando: "He is not counted; he wasn't there to deal damage."
MrMonster takes out a small box with a button on it and presses a button.
Seer Kai: .oO(Acceptable, then.)
Julian Sawyer: "...Hi, Aribar."
Kales Brando: "Neither is that mysterious Metal Man, who... dissappeared when I went to take him to the ruins."
Metal Man walks right up. "Hello everybody. Looks like something big is going on here."
Aribar looks deep in thought as he appears in a flash of light, and after a moment digs through his money pouch.
Seer Kai: .oO(Then he, too, is exempt from the punishment) He sends to Kales alone.
Kales Brando: *Nods*
Aetos sees the people gathering near Kales, he hopes it's time to do the next task, he flies down and sees people giving him money "...Crap."
Aribar throws three sacks to Kales feet, each with 1000 coins inside.
Aetos sighs "How much do we owe him?"
Charles Magellean looks to the others and some kind of argument... he sighs. He then goes back to peace of mind.
Aribar: "I will pay you no more... I shall honestly say I do not trust your people yet to do more than what is expected."
Kales Brando: "That is all that is needed." *Takes it*
Julian Sawyer: "So I owe you 4,000 coins? Fine, take it." *He says he digs in his back pocket* "I've got more than I know what to do with, anyway." *He pulls out a sack containing exactly 4,000 coins and hands it to Kales*
Seer Kai turns to Julian and places his hand on his forehead. It glows for a moment. .oO(You are forgiven.)
Aetos: "4000!? sigh..." *He pulls out a pouch with 4000 coins worth of oney inside. he hands it to Kales.*
Julian Sawyer: "Well, a thousand's optional."
Charles Magellean stretches his neck, trying to think of how to get back to the realm of the Questers and hopefully his own.
Aribar puts his only hand against his hip, frowning.
Seer Kai turns to Aetos and places his hand on his forehead, just as he did with Julian. His hand glows again. .oO(You are forgiven.)
Kales Brando: *He takes the coins as they are given.*
Seer Kai: .oO(That should be an adequate punishment. If I see any more damage as I supervise them, I shall immediately extract payment.)
Kales Brando: "These coins... shall benefit the village. A stone wall shall be built!"
Aribar: "... Why do you need coins to build a wall?"
Aetos: "Good question..."
Kales Brando: "...To buy materials. Tools, specifically."
Aribar: "... So there are other tribes out here besides this one?"
Kales Brando: "If you do any more damage to the ruins, you'll probably find yourself working on this wall..."
Charles Magellean retreives the flute, puts it in his pocket, then jumps down from his shack.
Kales Brando: "...Yes. In fact, I'll take you to see one soon enough."
Julian Sawyer: "Fun..."
Kales Brando: "The next set of ruins is near another tribe."
Aribar mumbles, "Great..."
Kales Brando: "They have different customs than our own. While the religion is the same... ...they will be... different."
Charles Magellean decides to walk on over to the group, bows before Kales, and greets the blind seer.
Julian Sawyer: "Meh... So when are we going?"
Charles Magellean: "Elder Kales." *He looks to Kai...* "...and you are?"
Seer Kai: Kai smiles knowingly, and, sending only to Charles: .oO(I am Seer Kai. And you owe 3000 coins to Elder Kales.)
Charles Magellean begins to become defensive based on his expression of slightly frowning and the slight lowering of his eyebrows.
Seer Kai: .oO(It is your punishment for you and your fellows damaging the ruins.)
Charles Magellean: "I would like to know the reason for this payment to the Elder."
Seer Kai: .oO(If you wish, you may pay 1000 more coins to absolve yourself of this great sin.)
Aribar blinks, just realizing something, and chuckles.
Charles Magellean looks to the Seer suspiciously then to Kales. "...Elder... are you serious?"
Kales Brando: "Dead serious."
Charles Magellean looks to Kai... "Your decision... Right."
Seer Kai: .oO(If you disagree, I am certain Elder Kales would be happy to show you the gate.)
Kales Brando: "Well, the religious people have more creative punishments than I."
Aribar mutters, "It appears as if all religions have one thing in common... " before looking to Kales and saying, "When shall we be leaving?"
Kales Brando: "Tomorrow."
Kales Brando: "It will only be a visit. A short walk."
Charles Magellean: "I have committed no sin nor am I going to pay for the crimes that the group I used to be officially a part of. These sins and payments you suggest about, by the way, is finally one step in redemption for all the idiotic mistakes they have committed. I am only unoffically a part of them because of a ...common threat."
Metal Man: "Oh, yes... let me tell you... Charles was the first to actually claim we did wrong. He even took a separate path through the ruins."
Charles Magellean: "HELL yes I did!" *He snarls up...*
Metal Man: "I think he didn't break anything."
Charles Magellean: "You bet I didn't. I didn't destroy the floors that Julian did, I didn't cause sabotage that Wolfman did..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Of course, the final punishment is your choice.)
Kales Brando: "This person appears to be after your own heart. I doubt he broke anything. It looks like he may have punished these people on his own in the past."
Seer Kai: .oO(Mm. Very well. His fee is waived. The 1000 coins for redemption always stands, however.)
Charles Magellean: "And I sure as hell don't press buttons based on impulse, nor do I bet people's lives!"
Kales Brando: "I wish I knew more about these people... apparently they are fascinated with fighting."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed.)
Aribar: "... I am tempted to ask if I could take back my coins."
Charles Magellean: "I would exactly love to tell you the things they have caused."
Seer Kai: .oO(Perhaps that would be appropriate.)
Kales Brando: "So they have caused damage to other places? Not surprising."
Charles Magellean: "You have not heard the half of it!"
Metal Man: "Well, on the plus side, I saved the Earth from exploding."
Seer Kai: .oO(...Ur-thu?)
Charles Magellean: "Even their enemies wouldn't leave me alone when I had came back to my homerealm."
Kales Brando: *Stares blankly at Metal, then turns back to Charles* "...What a weird person."
Aribar: "And here I thought being a hero and savior of planets was a glamorous job."
Charles Magellean: "...You get used to him... to an extent."
Metal Man: "...Oh. right. You don't know what that is." .oO(*Replays Earth exploding in his head* That was nuts...)
Seer Kai: .oO(I would love to hear more about your strange customs. However, at the moment, Elder Kales, I would like to inspect any artifacts you have recovered. Perhaps I might be able to assist you.)
Kales Brando: "...You have... other enemies? Right. This is all I have, at the moment." *He produces a blue crystal... unharmed, unmarked, looking energetic.*
Charles Magellean: "The Questers have this ...thing... that makes them be attracted by villains."
Kales Brando: "The key to the ruins in the other village. It makes the ancient doors open."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed?)
Kales Brando: "I do not know what it is made of."
Seer Kai: .oO(Hmm. Truly, a holy object.)
Kales Brando: "They salvaged it from a demonic monster."
Kales Brando: "That is, the monster held this... captive."
Seer Kai: .oO(I see. Perhaps the monster was drawing off the key's power.)
Charles Magellean: "Hhhaaaa---brrr... Elder Kales, I have been extremely bored here. I am not one to merely wait for hours on end... I gotta explore!"
Kales Brando: "You are free to 'explore' as long as you don't get lost or go to ruins."
Aribar: "... Do you people know what a map is?"
Seer Kai: .oO(With your permission, Elder, these people seem very restless. Perhaps I should escort them to the next village.)
Kales Brando: "...Maybe, but... we must wait. I must study the key so that it will work. If we acted with haste, it might explode. I am sorry for being so slow on discovering how to use it." *He looks at the artifact closely.*
Seer Kai: .oO(It is not a problem for me.)
Charles Magellean: "But that's my problem! I want difficulty... antangonists to make me fight in self-defense, battle another magical construct and---it's okay."
Metal Man: "...But Charles, didn't you hate that? ...How ironic... we're safe on this planet, and now you want to be attacked..."
Charles Magellean: "I need balance in life, met."
Seer Kai: .oO(Hmmm... I have an idea.)
Charles Magellean: "I've already balanced out my peace of mind for a while, and I'm itching for a fight... that's not in the arena.'"
Metal Man: "I can relax in the sun, myself, forever. I haven't had much of a break until now."
Seer Kai: .oO(A race.)
Aribar: "Kales, do your people at least have paper and writing materials?"
Kales Brando: "We know how to make some... decent ciphering. Only clerks can do that, though."
Charles Magellean: "...I guess I could piece together the latest page of Sardis Mongul's diary..."
Seer Kai: .oO(None of your powers. A good, clean race. Does that sound like a fair challenge of your abilities? Of course... hindering each other would be acceptable.)
Metal Man: "Perhaps. I'm not all that bored here, but... that's why they think I am so weird."
Charles Magellean: "Ehh, I'm not a good runner."
Seer Kai: .oO(Weapons will not be permitted, nor will your relics.)
Aribar: "... I am not all that fast, and I should get to work making a book."
Seer Kai: .oO(I never said it was a running race. I shall, from the relickeeper's shop, place items all about the village. The first one to find the items wins.)
Metal Man takes off his helmet and spins it around. It appears he tore off his head. Then he sticks it back on, good as new.
Julian Sawyer: "...That's not a race, that's a scavenger hut."
Seer Kai: .oO(...Scavenger hunt?)
Charles Magellean: "They're mere called 'items'."
Kales Brando: "...I don't even want to know how a person can tear their head off and stick it back on."
Metal Man: "Oh, it's natural to me."
Aetos wondrs if flying is permitted.
Kales Brando: "...A very strange species."
Metal Man: "I'll explain it to you some day."
Seer Kai: .oO(Elder Kales, will you permit me to hide the... i-tems... in the village, and conduct this race?)
Kales Brando: "As you wish. Moody Mandy won't mind; he's used to feeding his items to monsters."
Seer Kai: .oO(Very well.)
Aribar: "... I am sorry, but I've work to do in order to be useful for the upcoming job... I'm allowed to cut down a tree and such without paying some ridiculous fine?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Ahh... and please, do not use your flight or something. Cut down a tree?)
Kales Brando: "Trees are not ruins. Trees are trees, which we have cut down many of."
Charles Magellean: "So everything's clear? Good? Okay, I'll be inside my hut piecing together another clue of the X-Zone." *He briskly walks back to his shack.*
Seer Kai: .oO(...X-Zone?)
Aetos is somewhat just as confused as the seer.
Julian Sawyer: "You don't wanna know."
Seer Kai: .oO(I am certain I do not.)
Metal Man: "It's almost as sane as I am!"
Aribar: "Thankyou..." *The elf takes out the Wand of Wonder and starts out of the village. A few feet away from the others he ignites it into a beam sword-like object.*
Seer Kai: .oO(...oh dear.)
Metal Man blowdries his helmet with a weird blowdryer.
Seer Kai: .oO(...)
Metal Man: "I must get rid of the condensation! In my brain!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Metal, do you even have a head? Or are you just all helmet?"
Aetos: "Where in the world did you get a blowdryer!?"
Metal Man: "I don't know."
Julian Sawyer: "I think that warp that brought us here had something to do with it."
Metal Man takes out his Bullhorn, and then talks into the wrong end of it. A very whispery voice comes out the other end.
Aetos: "I wish I had the chance to pack some things before... I suddenly came here."
Metal Man: "Talking like is is cool.."
Kales Brando: "...As much as I'd like to see the next strange thing he does, I have business to do." *He walks to his hut*
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed.)
Aribar once outside the village, slashes a think tree with his Wand of Wonder... The beam flies away from the wand and cuts into the tree. The elf repeats this several times before the tree is cut.
Aetos: "I'm... off... back to solitude... I enjoy very much actually."
Metal Man then sticks his 'weapons' away and cartwheels to his hut.
Aetos flies out back to the river and sits high up in a tree watching critters pass by
Julian Sawyer: "...And I'm gonna go take a nap. Later." *Walks to his hut*
Aribar then uses the same method on the fallen tree to cut the trunk off where the branches begin and steps back, wondering how to do the next step
Aetos: "Water, Ari." *Is right above him*
Aribar: "Gah!" *The elf blinks and looks above him.*
Aetos points to the water... amused. "Cut it into a thin slice, then soak it in water."
Aribar: "What do you mean 'water'? ... And why are you up in that tree?"
Seer Kai heads over the ruins, using his staff. He seats himself near it - not in front of it - and removes his bandages.
Aetos: "You ARE trying to produce paper, right?"
Aribar: "... Well, I need to cut it into thin slices first before I do anything else... I don't have the appropriate tools."
Seer Kai: *It turns out that Kai's eyes are not naturally blind. Instead, he has /sewed his eyelids shut/, and painted a pair of yellow eyes onto the sapphire-colored eyelids.*
Aribar: "Yes, to a point."
Aribar: "Just something to write on, even if it is a bit thicker."
Aetos: "One moment..." *He holds his spear* "Nope, Can't help you with the slicing part... if you need a hole puncher come to me? hehe"
Charles Magellean goes to Elder hut with 1,000 coins... he looks for a pot of somewhere, announces to him that it's Charles paying for a thousand coins, then goes back to his own shack to reput pieces of page 13 together.
Aetos: "Good luck anyways Aribar." *Pulls his hood over his head and rests in the tree*
Aribar nods. He decides to carefully slice up the wood with the Wand of Wonder's beam sword special mode... It wastes some of the wood, but he has the sheets relatively smooth and thin. "Bleh... I wished I could have not wasted as much wood... Ah well." *He piles up the sheets of wood in a single stack and cuts them in half. He also makes two holes; one at the top and one at the bottom of both semicircles. He blinks, just now realizing he could have asked Aetos to do that... Too late now.*
Seer Kai finished communing, replaces the bandage and stands. He hobbles to where Aribar is. .oO(Greetings.)
Aribar jumps when he hears the message, absorbed in thinking. "Err... Let me guess. This was some sacred tree of holiness that I cut down?"
Seer Kai: .oO(No. I just wanted to talk.)
Aribar: "... Fine." *The elf deactivates the Wand of Wonder before heading over to the nearby river, still within about thirty feet of the Seer. The elf doesn't seem overly enthusiastic about this whole situation. He glances up and down the river and eventually spies some long-stalk water plants in the water. He goes over and begins pulling a few out.* "No offense, but I'm a bit prejudice against lizard folk. Don't trust them."
Seer Kai: .oO(You seem to be a Magic-User. May I ask where you are from?)
Aribar: "The world of Whaller... Any place I say is almost certain to be foreign to your ears."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed. Tell me of your world, and I will tell you more of mine.)
Aribar: "My world is... Hrm... I've never had much time to actually look about and take in my world... It is a bit more populated and more advanced than your civilizations here, I suppose... Hrm..." (Curse you! You're making me develop Whaller some more.)
Aetos wakes, and jumps down from the tree, into the river, but just before he touches the water, he levitates abve it "Hello Weird guy!" *He smiles*
Seer Kai: .oO(I... do not believe I learned all your names.)
Aetos: "My name's Aetos!"
Aribar sighs... "Now I realize that where ever I went back home, it was mainly because danger lurked there and I had to defend my world from evil doers... Aribar Hunter."
Seer Kai: .oO(Your world is often in peril?)
Aribar: "I don't know what my blue-scaled friend's true name is, because it certainly couldn't be Mr. Monster..."
Aetos just stands there, the water rippling slightly under him "Hmm..."
Aribar: "Eeh... At least where my friends and I traveled. Orcs, goblinkin... Lizardfolk... Drow... Evil humans... Ever since I was young I learned first-hand how to defend myself against people who would do me and my friends and family harm."
Seer Kai: .oO(...the Lizardfolk there are evil?)
Aetos gets bored and tries to catch a fish, but sees none
Aribar: "I am not truly sure... But they have attacked us while going through their lands when we had no choice."
Seer Kai: .oO(Perhaps they are simply defending their homelands.)
Aribar: "The age my world is in is a dangerous one... I would not doubt that."
Aetos flies back to his hut, and lays down to sleep "Not much happened today... just... had to giv up four-thousand coins... sigh... zzz."
Aribar hrms, thinking about something...
Seer Kai: .oO(Well. I can understand their fears.)
Aribar: "I suppose my attitude towards your people, and your religion, isn't really fair, but I have not exactly been treated kindly by lizard folk and some religious folk I've encountered... By religious folk I usually mean evil clerics."
Seer Kai: .oO(Ahhh... well, be assured we are not evil. At least, most of us.)
Aribar eventually finds all the plants he needs and walks back over to his pile of wood. He tries stringing the 'pages' together, and with some difficulty succeeds. "... You should know that many who have come to this village like myself, Julian, Charles, and others used to be the protectors of the previous world we were in."
Seer Kai: .oO(A noble task. Still... you must learn control.)
Aribar: "While we did protect them from being destroyed and killed by the evil that assulted Nintendus, the planet, we weren't much better than the villians when it came to preserving the areas around our battlefields. There was even an organization that was formed to oppose us. We know that we aren't exactly the best at keeping things preserved, but please know that our intentions are for the greater good... At least most of us think that way now." *He hrms and finally gets finished with his heavy spellbook. The elf says goodbye to Kai and drags the book back to his hut and now just has to think of a way to write everything down.*
Seer Kai heads back towards Moody Mandy's shop.
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy is there, currently organizing his wares in order of which smells the best.
Moody Mandy: "Mmmm... this potion or this potion? They both smell the best!"
Seer Kai: .oO(Greetings, shopkeep.)
Moody Mandy: "Wow! Another voice in my head! That makes three of them!"
Seer Kai: .oO(...in front of you, shopkeep. ...Shopkeep?) *He raps his staff on the table before him. .oO(Shopkeep!)*
Moody Mandy: "...Sorry, I was talking to my other voice. I'm two people. Moody, Mandy... oh! And you're a person. Good... ...I see. How odd... odd... odd... oddd dooo dooo doo dodododododooo! Nana-naaa nanananananaaaaaahhhhhh!!!"
Seer Kai: .oO(...)
Moody Mandy: "...No, Moody, stop singing." *Smacks himself in his own head*
Seer Kai: .oO(Errr... well. Despite your... condition, I would like to ask you something.)
Moody Mandy: "Ask awaaaay!"
Seer Kai: .oO(...How can I word this... I would like you to find some villagers and have them steal the outsiders' items. Then tell them to hide the items all over the village, and leave each of the outsiders with a clue as to where their personal items have been placed. It is a test of their skills.)
Aribar decides to take the Wand of Wonder and scratch arcane symbols onto the 'pages' of his spellbook. He is doing this on his bed facing the wall, his pack of stuff in the corner to the left of the doorway (If you were looking from the outside in.)
Moody Mandy: "...Hmmm... do some weird thing like thaaaat? But... ...they've got pointy sticks!"
Seer Kai: .oO(That's why you tell them to go in at night.)
Moody Mandy: "Unfortunately... me am no shape or authority to go stealing items! Too busy selling to monsters."
Seer Kai: .oO(Not /you/. Tell some others to do it.)
Moody Mandy: "They don't listen to me. They call me this thing called crazy. It involves throwing dirt at people. Very strange."
Seer Kai: .oO(...I am sorry to hear that.)
Moody Mandy: "It is okay. I have fun talking to myself. Arahahahaha araziel!!!!"
Seer Kai hobbles back to the Questers area.