Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 215: Interminable Intermission
Date: 7:28:57 PM, June 27th; 2:46:02 PM, June 29th; 2:21:01 PM, June 30th; 11:39:37 AM, July 1st; 9:36:05 AM, July 2nd, 2005.
Editor's Note: There IS NO SESSION IN HERE, it is ENTIRELY PEOPLE BICKERING AND FIGHTING IN THE ARENA. If you like that, read it up. Otherwise, don't. ...Yeesh, and it encompasses five days across two months, too. I guess I must have gotten really stuck without 'maps' or whatever it was Nick was supposed to do here...
Aribar continues carving out the symbols... "There... Magic Missile's done. Time for Magic Teleport..." He sighs and takes a break. He gets up, stretches, and looks outside of his door. He takes a large sack of cash from his pack of stuff and heads to Moody's stall.
Seer Kai as he is leaving Moody's stall, "sees" Aribar coming up. He stays.
Aribar: "'allo, Kai." *The elf says as he goes up to the stall and looks for a certain item.*
Seer Kai: .oO(Greetings, Mage.)
Aribar: "Ah! Here they are..." *The elf finds two IQ Capsules, asks Moody for the price, and then prepares 19,200 coins.*
Seer Kai smiles. .oO(Ahhh... Aribar, I was wondering if you would like to help me on a bit of a religious journey.)
Aribar: "Hold on... Let me just finish up counting these coins to give to Moody Mandy..." *He gives the coins to the shop keep and eats the capsules before turning to Kai.* "Yes?"
Seer Kai: .oO(I was planning to enter the ruins in this town - I have not been in them yet, you understand - and look around. Perhaps I can find some guidance in that place. Would you be willing to come with me? And perhaps bring an ally or two?)
Aribar: "Ahh... Sure. I think everyone else is asleep, though."
Seer Kai: .oO(I would like you to take me to the place where the alleged damage took place.)
Aribar: "I think we should ask Kales first... If I recall correctly he didn't want us, us meaning my friends and I, going in the ruins right now."
Seer Kai: .oO(Perhaps. Though, perhaps now it would be best for you to rest.)
Aribar: "Besides having some of my spells a bit fuzzy in my head, I'm fine. You sure?"
Seer Kai: .oO(As you like it. Though... I would like to see your abilities very badly. As a fellow magic-user - though of a different stock, admittedly - I would like to see how we measure up to each other.)
Aribar: "I am a novice at my trade, but I've a few tricks up my sleeve."
Seer Kai: .oO(Well, shall we see just what sort of tricks?)
Aribar: "Possibly. It depends on if we encounter any monsters or such along the way. Shall we get started?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Actually, it might be best to wait for Kales. I cannot assess the damages myself, you know. I was referring to the Arena.)
Aribar: "... Oh. A fight in the arena?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Is it acceptable?)
Seer Kai: .oO(None of your... i-temz... should be used, of course... I would like this to be a sheerly magical duel. And... no lethality.)
Aribar nods. "Okay. That sounds fine." He starts towards the arena.
Aetos under some coincidence, ends up watching in the arena stalls.
Seer Kai also starts towards it. .oO(Ahhh... of course, I will need my staff. It has no powers that I know of, but I need something to lean on. You understand, yes?)
Aribar: "Of course. I would not deprive an old priest from his staff." .oO(... I'm doomed.)
Seer Kai hobbles down and stands across from Aribar in the Arena. .oO(Are you prepared?)
Aribar: "Almost. May I wear my armor? It is somewhat enchanted."
Seer Kai divests himself of his robe and his belt of items. And his bandages, revealing the painted-on eyes .oO(What powers does it grant you?)
Aribar: "It makes me slighty faster and more resistant to attacks."
Seer Kai: .oO(Does it protect you from magic?)
Aribar: "It protects me from everything equally. An enchanted chain shirt of elven make."
Seer Kai: .oO(I would personally prefer that the battle rely completely on our wits and skills, with no outside assistance from such things. The staff, of course, is not a weapon, and is simply my cane.)
Aetos just realized he is probably stronger then these two casters.
Aribar takes off the armor and sets it down to the side of the field.
Aetos waits for the show to start...
Aribar: "Hrm... Oh, how about this? Arcane Ice!" *A magic missile coated with icy energy forms in the palm of the elf's hand before being launched at Seer for 31% damage (Magic Missile), and 87% Ice (Ice Elemental Blast). The elf waits to see how damaged his opponent is.*
Seer Kai takes the hits and falls back, but quickly pulls himself up using the staff. .oO(Powerful...)
Aribar: "Still standing, eh?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Quite.)
Aribar: "I hope this doesn't overdo it!" *The elf focuses his life energy into the next spell. A tiny orb of light forms in the palm of Aribar's hand before a massive beam of electricity bursts forth at the lizard. Aribar's trademark spell, Terrorbolt. 125% Electric damage.*
Seer Kai hurtles back into the wall, cracking through it. The light shines, and he picks himself up off the ground. .oO(...)
Aribar: "Oh... You want to make this battle last, eh?"
Seer Kai nods and focuses. Suddenly, Aribar's mind EXPLODES with imagery of the ruins, glorified into something holy. (Sensory Overload, you can do nothing)
Aribar: "Gah!" *The elf falls to his knees and clutches his head with his one hand.*
Seer Kai smiles and holds his hand up. Aribar is SLAMMED with a Destroy attack, for 70 damage. Then, the images of the ruins return, and Aribar's mind is again overwhelmed.
Aribar: "Gah..." *The elf tries to shake the images away unsuccessfully.*
Seer Kai focuses his hands together. A black ball shimmers into being, and Kai hurls it at Aribar for 40 damage (Shadow Ball.) He waits to see if he has killed the elf. He waits for Aribar to rise again (no action)
Aribar seems to have absorbed the blast... The elf glows slightly, unknowingly using his life energy as a temporary shield until his turn. "Alright... Time for my newest spell... Prismatic Ray!" *A multicolored orb of energy forms in the elf's hand, and then a specific colored beam fires at Kai. He then continues the assault, and uses up the rest of his MP!*
Seer Kai casts Destroy, Sensory Overload, and Mindjolt on...
Aribar is on the limit of death.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... actually, what happens is this. Destroy hits Aribar, then you Sensory overload yourself. Thus losing 3 actions. So next round, you only get one action. He didn't hurt himself. Sensory Overload only made him lose a turn. Which is what makes it worse than if he hurt himself... @_@
Aribar runs up to Kai and tries to grab onto him... Would the Electrify Quirk zap 'I'm? He tries grabbing him twice more.
Seer Kai shakes the overload off and tries to Trick Aribar to make him believe he lost.
Aribar: "This doesn't look well..."
Metal Man (GM): You DO trick Aribar into thinking he's lost, but he still is in the battle. That works, but then again, isn't a bit cowardly?
Aribar: "Whew... You beat me this round..."
Seer Kai smiles. "You fought well."
Aribar: "Good match, Kai."
Metal Man (GM): However, the result for EXP is... yes, as Aetos said, rather dismal.
Aetos: "Hey!? Whats going on!?"
Metal Man (GM): 0 EXP. Because nobody lost or won!
Aetos: "The fight's not over!"
Aribar goes to pick up his equipment, believing he lost the match.
Aetos: "Ari! No!"
Aribar looks up to Aetos. "Eh? What do you mean?"
Aetos: "He tricked you!"
Aribar: "I know he tricked me. Isn't it OBVIOUS? I thought he was going to manifest one spell, so I was trying to block against that, but he cast a different offensive spell."
Aetos: "But you didn't lose! You're kinda still fighting! You almost beat him!"
Aribar: "I could probably go on and fight him a bit more, but that's enough for right now."
Aetos: "Well, you were... but then you just... stopped!" *He sighs, thinking it doesn't even matter.*
Aribar: "He's proved he's the better of us in battle... For right now at least." *He puts back on his chain shirt and gathers up his supplies.*
Aetos sighs, now thinking as the lizard as a complete coward. He goes back to his hut to sleep
Seer Kai picks up his own stuff, replaces the bandage, and puts the robe and 'ah-tem-z' belt on.
Aribar pauses and looks like he's looking at nothing for a few seconds... The elf frowns at Mr. Monster's mental messages, but just continues on home. The Trulander says Kai cheated by using a suggestive power, but the elf just figures that's just as legal as Illusion.
Seer Kai smiles and steps out of the arena.
Aribar heads back to his hut and starts working on his spellbook again, but quickly falls asleep.
Aetos waits for tomorrow to come
Wolfman is right now sitting outside of his shack... after what had happened after he got warped from... some place he doesn't remember... he's already caused damage .oO(...He said he might trust me... but somehow, I doubt coins is enough. ...I have to do something... might as well see what needs repairing.)
Seer Kai: *The lizardman comes towards the Reploid, walking up towards the shack. His sapphire blue scales blink in the setting sunlight, and his bandage is securely around his eyes He leans on his staff, making it appear that he needs it to walk... and he probably does.*
Wolfman sees a lizardman coming... is it the same one that gave him the bap on the head? He doesn't recall... but right now, best to answer.
Aetos for the third time, flashbacks to Wolfman pulling up the console.
Wolfman: "Can I help you with something?"
Seer Kai: *The old man walks up to him and opens his mouth, then closes it. Apparently, he is mute.*
Wolfman: .oO(Okay... have to communicate... but what's the best way? Woah... I know I heard another voice...) *He looks at this guy straight in the eye .oO(...can you hear this?)*
Seer Kai: *The lizardman cocks his head.* .oO(If you'd like to speak to me, then speak. I am not deaf.)
Wolfman: "Very well. I am known as Wolfman. I came from an alternate place, before I became involved with the Questers. I'll admit that I tried a little too hard to turn off a console... I guess I was too angry at the time." *He waits for this lizardman to reply before speaking again.*
Seer Kai: .oO(Yes, I've heard. Well, I'm here to extend an olive branch, so to speak. If you'll pay the village 1000 coins, I will absolve you of your terrible sin.)
Wolfman: "That is a problem... I already paid the head lizardman all I had."
Seer Kai: .oO(Ah well. It is optional, of course.)
Wolfman: "...I might have other things of value though... besides my intent to work in the morning."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed? Hmm... We shall see what you have to trade.)
Wolfman takes out two badges... badges he had on. "I bring two badges for your leaders in... I don't know if it's army, but I think you know what I mean."
Seer Kai: .oO(...? I am afraid I do not understand. My... leaders?)
Wolfman: "One is Stone Skin... it offers extra endurance." (+10 HP) "Sorry... leaders in battle."
Seer Kai: .oO(Do you refer to myself and Kales?)
Wolfman: "If that is who the leaders are, then yes."
Seer Kai: .oO(I am the spiritual leader of this village. Kales is the chief.)
Wolfman: "The other badge for Kales, then... is a Safety Badge. When struck mortally, there is a better chance of actually surviving." (+10 to mortality checks) "Should he or anyone else have to fight, they will prove useful." *He is confused by the motions of the Lizardman.*
Seer Kai: .oO(I am sorry... it is difficult for me to see.)
Charles Magellean gets out of his shack, a little tired of trying to piece together the newest page. He walks out and by the two, Kai and Wolfman, and stops to talk as well.
Wolfman takes the badges, and attempts to put them on his hand... hopefully without getting bapped again.
Seer Kai: *He lifts his bandage, and shows that his eyelids have been sewn shut. On each, a yellow eye similar to an eye of horus had been painted on.* He feels the badges and smiles, closing his hands and pocketing them. .oO(I will tell the Elder of your generosity.) He places two fingers on Wolfman's head; the fingers glow, and he sends .oO(You are absolved of your sin.)
Wolfman kneels. "I thank you... but I still feel there is more I can do."
Seer Kai: .oO(Well. If you like, you can help me.)
Wolfman: "Is there anything that needs repairing... or at least could use a big hammer?"
Charles Magellean: "Yep... Hammer Time is always something Wolf wants." *He shakes his head.*
Wolfman turns to the new voice...
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed! The village, using funds they acquired from your friends' punishments. Perhaps you could help.)
Charles Magellean: "It's always a shame he can never find the mark, you know what I'm saying?"
Wolfman: "Charles, you love to come into conversations I'm in all the time, don't you?"
Charles Magellean: "Hey, someone has to keep the former president of SSQ in check, eh?"
Wolfman lets a little smile out. "I thank you then." *He turns back to Kai.*
Charles Magellean chuckles heartfully.
Seer Kai: .oO(If you'd like to assist in the building, I'm sure they would be very pleased.)
Wolfman: "Please have someone take me to the wall tomorrow. I still don't know where everything is."
Charles Magellean: "Lemme guess... You'll be dancing to the theme of the Walls of Jericho? A bit of history behind that joke, I do believe..." *He scratches his beard.* "By the way, where's your brother?"
Wolfman: "Probably sleeping... I think he got too tired trying to think of things to cook. Either that, or he's trying to figure out how to make some Kitchen in a Pot thing."
Charles Magellean: "Moooooo kay."
Seer Kai: .oO(Ki... chen in a... paht?)
Wolfman: "...I think that is how he plans to help with the effort; by cooking. From our time, a kitchen was an organized place to prepare food. He wishes to make something where he doesn't need a specific place for preparing food."
Charles Magellean: "He can do all that and still not compare to my prowess of specialties."
Wolfman: .oO(Charles, you aren't helping right now.)
Seer Kai: .oO(Ahhh... I see.)
Charles Magellean: "Oh! By the by, I dropped off a 1,000 coins by the elder's hut."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed? Kneel, please.) *He is quickly falling back into his role as village priest... as he is a new arrival to THIS village, he has been... out of practice for a long time.*
Charles Magellean: "ehhh... Very well." *He kneels down.*
Seer Kai raises his two fingers and places them on Charles' forehead. .oO(You are absolved of your sin.) The fingers glow, and he removes them .oO(If either of you have any... other sins... or anything you wish to speak to me about, please do. I promise you I shall not speak to anyone of them.)
Charles Magellean: "Oh... oh geez..." *Sighs of relief* "...I thought it was something else." " *He stands up again...*
Seer Kai: .oO(It is my job to forgive the sins of guilt.)
Wolfman: "Anyway... where exactly is this stone wall being built?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Around the village.)
Charles Magellean: "Hey... wait a minute. I paid the 1,000 coins to help the village, not to pay for some 'sin' that you claim that I did."
Wolfman: "Charles, let it go."
Charles Magellean: "Well not as much as 'claim' as it is ehh..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Worry not.)
Charles Magellean: "Ehh, I'm not good with words anymo--oh, thank you."
Seer Kai: .oO(You are welcome.)
Wolfman: "Anyway, I might not need the same type of sleep as the others... but recharging would help if I am to help build the wall. Good night Kai." *Kneels*
Seer Kai: .oO(Re... chahjing?)
Wolfman: "Healing, resting."
Seer Kai: .oO(...this is some form of meditation?)
Garrick Fy`aar would be, and this is a guess, but he would probably be talking with a few people about the construction of a blacksmith in the village
Seer Kai: .oO(Does it work well?)
Wolfman: "For me, it does. It can be like sleeping for some."
Seer Kai: .oO(Perhaps I should try it some time.)
Wolfman: "Very well. Good night Kai." *Kneels*
Charles Magellean: "He requires a 'different' sort of energy than someone like me or you."
Seer Kai: .oO(Good night. May the Ruins watch over you.)
Charles Magellean: "By the by..."
Seer Kai: .oO(...en-eer-jee?)
Charles Magellean: "You know... for a moment, I had thought that your wanting me to kneel was to change my faith. Heaven forbid that Lord Bahamut would want a Lunarian to abandon their heritage."
Seer Kai: .oO(No, no. I am certain your lord will not mind me absolving you of any sins you may have committed.)
Charles Magellean: "You want to hear about sins, there's a psychic on my world that has caused treason, abandoned his own race, attempted genocide, causing magic to combine technology; the whole shabang."
Seer Kai: .oO(...technology? The Dark Arts?)
Charles Magellean: "Worse. Magitek."
Seer Kai: .oO(Technology... that /is/ the dark arts.)
Charles Magellean: "The combination of science and sorcery."
Garrick Fy`aar glances over to Charles... "...good lord, you just don't know when to quit, do you..."
Metal Man walks over. "Da. Magitek destroyed my world."
Charles Magellean: "Oh boy... another race that goes against machina."
Metal Man: "Exploded it."
Charles Magellean: "Sometimes I wonder if it was actually worth it to try and go against the god."
Metal Man: "Of course, you'd probably hate the fact that we abandoned all magic and then went for super technology."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "You know..."
Metal Man: "I am actually made out of technology. I'd be dead without it."
Seer Kai makes an odd sign with his hands, rather like the sign of the cross.
Garrick Fy`aar talks from where he's sitting, drawing up some plans for a smithy...
Charles Magellean: "It's true. We've only seen him without his body armor once."
Metal Man: "That was only through a momentary rift in the time-space continuum."
Seer Kai: .oO(Spase? Tahme? Con-tin-um?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you people are just off your rocker. All of you, espesially you, Charles."
Charles Magellean: "Respect their ways, sir!"
Garrick Fy`aar sighs and rolls his eyes. "I AM respecting their ways. If I wasn't, I'd probably have already left."
Seer Kai: .oO(You would be dead, then.)
Charles Magellean: "Seer Kai, have you met Garrick yet?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "You'd be surprised."
Seer Kai: .oO(I have not.)
Charles Magellean: "Hmm..." *He looks to Garrick.*
Seer Kai: The old lizardman taps his staff around, looking blind. .oO(Which way?)
Charles Magellean: "Were you in the ruins with us? I've lost count."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yes, I have."
Charles Magellean: "Ahh... then I believe the priest has business with you." *He looks back to Kai. "Would I be correct in saying that?" *He whispers, "I'm... not sure."
Seer Kai: .oO(Point me in the direction. Where is this person?)
Charles Magellean: "Walk 8 steps forward, turn 47 degrees clockwise, then walk 2 more steps."
Garrick Fy`aar is leaning against the wall of his hut, or whichever hut is nearest to where Charles and this Seer fellow is. One leg is bent, resting a piece of wood that's supporting a piece of paper. He's sketching plans for the smithy that the elder wanted him to work on as payment for something he DIDN'T do...
Charles Magellean whispers to Metal...
Seer Kai follows, Charles's directions; he steps over to Garrick, tapping him once in the head, once in the leg, once in the foot, and once on the paper.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...do you mind?" *He glances up at the blind man, eyebrow cocked.*
Metal Man nods sagely at Charles.
Seer Kai: *He opens his mouth, attempting to appear mute. And only a simple mute.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...right. Why don't you talk to me however you were talking to Charles. That might make things easier."
Metal Man: "Well, Garrick, you might understand the predicament of magitek easier if I just told you practically... it blew up Earth. You came from Earth. It also killed Neo-Earth."
Charles Magellean: "Metal... NOT... NOW."
Metal Man: "...Eh." *He shrugs.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...plans for a smithy. A blacksmith. The elder of this village wanted me to work on it as 'payment' for the problems that some of the Questers made inside the ruins."
Seer Kai whirls on Metal. .oO(The destruction of two planets, caused by 'technology'? It truly is a black art.)
Metal Man: "Not technology. Something even worse, actually."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Pfft."
Metal Man: "Technology with magic used to enhance it."
Seer Kai: He turns back to Garrick. .oO(Did you, too, damage the ruins?)
Charles Magellean: "..." *He goes to taking out the book of The Hidden History of War & Peace. He plumps it on the ground and reads some of the gigantic pages...*
Garrick Fy`aar: "No. In no way did I damage the ruins, save for maybe a bullet hole or two in the walls when I missed firing at some of the monsters down there. And I rarely miss. Even so, it didn't look like I harmed anything of huge value, unless stone and metal is worth it's weight in gold to you... sir..."
Metal Man: "I should show yousomething. Well, both of you, really. ...All of you here. This... is the good, the bad, and the ugly of technology."
Seer Kai: .oO(It is not the stone and metal that worries me, but the holiness of the ruins. Damaging such a sacred place, in any way, shape, or form, is a great sin. Therefore, I deemed it necessary that you and your friends pay a 3000 coin fine to Elder Kales.)
Charles Magellean: "Metal... be quiet while the priest and Garrick are talking."
Garrick Fy`aar stares at Seer Kai for a while... then laughs openly.
Metal Man: "...Darn it! Now I can't be dramatic!"
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man facepalms, making a sound of metal hitting metal.
Seer Kai: .oO(If you do not, I am certain Kales and his guards will be happy to show you to and out of the village gate.)
Charles Magellean shoos Metal away. "Shoo; go away. You are merely making things worse."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... who to talk to... who to talk to..." *He walks away a bit, pacing.*
Charles Magellean goes back to reading.
Metal Man: "That priest would just fine me for talking to him, Moody man would make me look sane, and Kales would be bored with my rambling monologues."
Garrick Fy`aar: "First of all, I figure my own 'payment' will be taken out of my mind. I'm trying to make this village a better place so the people here could be stronger. Find more food, live better. Prosper."
Seer Kai: .oO(I figure that you have no choice, as that is the decision Kales levied based on my advice. We are grateful for your assistance, indeed. But this is a fine I levied on everyone, and it would not be fair to skip you, would it? I would like to learn more of technology and its... benefits. While I do not believe it is a good thing, I should still like to see the possibilities it opens, if only to warn my people away from it.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "I wonder why you are charging me, sir. I have done nothing. All I did was what I was told to do: Go down there and find that jewel. I did that, in spades. I defeated a few monsters, suffered through a few puzzles. I wasn't the one who ripped the console out of the group or shatter the floor with stone creatures."
Charles Magellean looks up to them. "Up to the point of where I was separated from the group and rejoined them, I can vouch for that."
Metal Man walks over to Kai.
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's because you always have to be on your bloody own, Charles."
Charles Magellean: "Well, the not destroying part..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Still. Is it fair not to fine you, when I fined everyone else?)
Charles Magellean: "Hey, I had to go a separate path because I thought you guys took that path."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Maybe if you stopped being so blasted selfish, things would have been different."
Charles Magellean: "You guys were impatient so I couldn't make heads or tails of where you guys went!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "And sir, tell Mr. Kales that if he wants his money, he can come get it from me. ...excuse me." *He slowly stands up and walks over to Charles...*
Metal Man: "Well, here is what technology can do."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm not talking about that."
Charles Magellean closes the book and looks back to Garick.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm talking about every last bloody thing you've done in the past year."
Metal Man takes off his helmet, revealing an obviously aged human face, with messy brown hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. A crazy grin is on his face, but alas, you can tell this is no natural person.
Garrick Fy`aar: "You constantly leave and fight against us, looking to further your own selfish needs."
Metal Man (GM): *Without amplification from his suit* "I can actually function without my helmet, but it makes me feel vulnerable."
Seer Kai: .oO(...what demon has done this to you? And what's more... what keeps you alive?)
Metal Man: "Tridus... yes... he is a demon, actually. A demon of the same type of those who invented magitek."
Charles Magellean shuddered before speaking again.
Metal Man: "He died from his own technology; then his ghost haunted the world."
Seer Kai: .oO(I would like you to teach me something.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "You keep doing things your own way. The Questers were you home, your friends."
Seer Kai: .oO(Something I believe I must learn, something that I believe may... well, may sate my endless lust for knowledge.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you stayed with us, helped us, SHARED this info you had about... Master Emeralds... Magitek... the Lunarians..."
Seer Kai: .oO(I would like you to teach me some of your technology.)
Charles Magellean: "They were my friends, and a temporary home."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Bull!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... it is simple enough. At least, the technology we'd deal with here."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You NEVER treated us as friends! We helped you at every turn, but in the past three years you've fought as our ENEMY at least three times!"
Seer Kai: Speaking ONLY to Metal: .oO(I... I have a sin to confess, if you would not mind listening...)
Metal Man: "Tell away."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I made the change. I settled with the fact that I had to leave my world behind."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(I... I have lately found my faith... lacking. I no longer truly believe that the ruins are divine, or even anything more than a huge danger. It is... disturbing. Tell me, what can I do?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "YOU didn't. You just kept pushing and pushing and PUSHING until you finally found a way, and when you did, that just led to MORE trouble!"
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(I fear that my lack of faith may be my damnation... but I also fear that my faith is misplaced.)
Metal Man: "Investigate... investigate. With us, of course. With time, the answer will reveal itself."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(Is there a... higher power? That is my question to you. What do you believe in? ...what do your fellows believe in?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Maybe if you hadn't done this, Kuja wouldn't have found out about magitek. Zio wouldn't have found out about the Solarians. Eggman wouldn't have found out about the pages of that damn diary! And that blasted Grodus wouldn't have put a hole in all of us with that magitek temple!! And we would ALL STILL BE ON NINTENDUS!"
Metal Man winces from Garrick's yell, then goes on.
Charles Magellean readjusts his contacts. He puts the book away.
Metal Man: "I believe in nothing at all, myself. I believe in what I see and what exists before me."
Seer Kai: To Charles: .oO(I am sorry to interrupt, but... you spoke of a "Lord Bahamut." Is he powerful?)
Charles Magellean: "You're absolutely right, Garrick." *He brief looks to Kai and says lightly,* "In a moment, please."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(I... I see.)
Charles Magellean looks back to Garrick.
Seer Kai: To Charles: .oO(I apologize. I shall wait.) To Metal: .oO(Isn't that... disconcerting, though?)
Charles Magellean: "You're right. It is my fault that Grodus antagonized us the way he did."
Metal Man: "I lost my fear when I nearly died from falling into magma."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(And you do not believe that some... divine hand swept you up and saved you?)
Charles Magellean: "It is my fault that I left in the Questers' time of need."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(Perhaps not literally...)
Metal Man: "You yourself said that technology is evil. It is godless. I was saved by something that is evil and godless."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Then make the change. Atone."
Metal Man: "And I could be considered a monster."
Garrick Fy`aar points at Metal "Have him shoot you with the Fighter Remote."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(I also said that I still believe in the ruins.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Be a full fledged Quester again."
Metal Man: "One may believe what they want. I refuse to tamper with people's beliefs."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(Being a priest is very much the same as being you. Except, instead of bound by technology, I am bound by my faith and peoples' faith in me.)
Metal Man: "Funny thing... Kuja said to have faith. Did he mean anything about this? I don't know."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(Well. It seems I have gained a good measure of you, sir Metal. If I may... would you start teaching me now? I am very anxious to begin learning. Perhaps, in this 'godless art', I will find the divinity I have sought.)
Metal Man: "Perhaps... something simple. Something easy to show, actually."
Seer Kai: .oO(Something I might be able to build?)
Metal Man: "Hmmm... yourself? That requires a power source. There was many power sources in the ruins."
Charles Magellean: "Then our talk is over."
Metal Man: "A shame we don't have debris nearby..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Perhaps... we can go in? I command the authority to enter, you know.)
Charles Magellean walks past Garrick. He goes towards Kai and Metal.
Garrick Fy`aar: "So, are you going to do it?"
Metal Man: "Perhaps... Well, a simple technology thing which I don't see here is electricity."
Seer Kai: *The lizardman sounds... so /incredibly/ anticipating....*
Metal Man: "It's what keeps me alive. A type of energy which can be used in many ways, cheaply and efficiently."
Seer Kai: *As if he'd been waiting his whole life JUST for this moment...*
Metal Man: "You don't have to worry about it being used for evil, mostly. Weapons based on electricity are extremely advanced, only a few civilizations have ever perfected them."
Charles Magellean: "Excuse me, I am done with talking to Garrick."
Metal Man: "Those which use it more primitively are useless, in my opinion."
Seer Kai: .oO(I... don't plan to teach anyone else this.)
Garrick Fy`aar decides to let Charles do his own thing. He goes in search Kales...
Seer Kai: .oO(This will be my secret. I will take this to the grave with me.) To Charles: .oO(Excellent. I wish to speak with you about your faith. I... find my own faith waivering. Is your lord... is he powerful?)
Garrick Fy`aar will be looking for Kales to talk to him about the coin situation and this whole blacksmithy thing...
Charles Magellean: "I can admit that the King of Dragons is not someone you want to battle."
Seer Kai: To Charles: .oO(Does... does he accept converts? Or at least, interested people? I am tired of my charade. I... I do not believe ruined buildings could be holy. I wish to hear of your religion...)
Charles Magellean: "It is not a religion. He is part of Lunarian heritage. I am sorry to confuse the meaning of the word faith."
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(Is it possible that there is... electricity... in the ruins?)
Charles Magellean: "As for accepting outsiders... I do not know."
Metal Man: "Very yes. The ruins... it magically generates electricity."
Charles Magellean: "A person or thing needs his permission just to be allowed on the Second Moon."
Metal Man: "They have crystals with lots of power... one is enough to power your entire place."
Charles Magellean: "...I will try to talk to the Lord of the Phantom Beasts if and when we are ever able to get back to Nintendus."
Seer Kai: .oO(Hmm. Would you assist me in acquiring one? Perhaps then I can learn more.)
Metal Man: "I will... when we go to the next ruins. There should be more there."
Kales Brando: *Is near his hut. He sees Garrick.* "Hmmmm?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...oh, there you are."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed? Perhaps you could teach me of something simple... something that does not need this 'electricity?')
Charles Magellean: "Speaking of ruins... Metal, I found another page of his journal. I'll need your help putting together the pieces of the page."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've been looking for you, Kales. Here." *He hands him 3000 coins...*
Metal Man: "I'll help you put it back together."
Kales Brando: "Paying for damaging the ruins, eh? Good."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I didn't damage them, but I'd rather not be thrown out."
Charles Magellean: "Thank you."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Also..." *He hands him the slip of paper...* "This is the plans I've made for the smithy. It'll need to be by a section of the stream if you want the best of the best."
Kales Brando: "No problem. It should go well with the wall of stone. We'll need a gate, too... maybe made out of metal."
Charles Magellean: "Excuse me, sir Kai."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I could do some of the smithing, but I'd also like to teach some of your more stronger villagers the art as well. So when we leave, you can keep getting things..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Yes?)
Charles Magellean bows then leaves.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Is there a mine around here? Someplace with a lot of ore?"
Charles Magellean goes to the shack to put back more pieces of the journal together.
Seer Kai: To Metal: .oO(I... in my travels, I have heard strange legends of makeens run by geers and clookwurk. Do you... know anything of these?)
Metal Man: "Those things? Well, we'll need metal to make that. They're rather primitive, but they look sorta like me. They're literally Metal Men."
Seer Kai: .oO(Metal, we have.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Copper, iron..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Or can easily get.)
Charles Magellean puts another piece to the left corner...
Metal Man: "Well, with that thing Garrick was planning on making... we could make many."
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you smelt copper and iron together, you get bronze. Smelt iron and rework it, make steel."
Seer Kai: .oO(I see. What of 'leeverz' and 'poolees'?)
Kales Brando: "Simple enough."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Your swords and arrows would be a lot sharper and stronger. We'll need some strong villagers to find a mine and bring back enough ore... I'd also like to talk to you about reworking your homes..." *He points to the huts...*
Metal Man: "Those are simple as well... very simple. Just make things out of metal... all this stuff put together would put your village quite a leap ahead the others."
Kales Brando: "They seem fine to me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, yes, but look. They are all made of solid wood."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed? ...umm... this is not my village, you know. I only recently came here.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "A raiding party could burn this place to the ground with a few archers and a few well placed fire arrows."
Kales Brando: "Our fence would stop them."
Metal Man: "Right... well, we could make this place better."
Kales Brando: "We also have water nearby."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs "Alright, if that's what you want..."
Seer Kai: .oO(Indeed. I... to confess another sin, I have a very, very dark wish. I... I have wished, many times, that I could live forever...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's see, let's see... ...you heard of a mill before?"
Seer Kai: .oO(I know it is impossible. But... you have given me hope... And it sounds strange, but the hope you have granted is the hope I was taught to hate.)
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you can get your hands on a nice, big... BIG rock or two, we could construct a mill..."
Seer Kai: .oO(I believe, with immortality, I could eventually unravel every mystery that darts before my fingers, every problem that slips through my grasp. With enough time, all is possible.)
Metal Man: "Well, there has been close attempts at it. None have really been believed... but there are two that I know of."
Garrick Fy`aar: "What else, what else..."
Metal Man: "One is a man named Sha'Fol."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...are there any other villages near us?"
Metal Man: "From the ancient civilization... he still lives now. He's over 10,000 years old."
Garrick Fy`aar: "People that you trade with?"
Kales Brando: "A few, but we keep to ourselves."
Seer Kai: .oO(And the other?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Trade is good for a village."
Metal Man: "An evil man, corrupted by technology. He made himself into a God of destruction."
Charles Magellean walks back out to metal and other guy.
Garrick Fy`aar: "If you become known for metalwork or milling, you could trade that for wool or corn... Wheat or cloth."
Seer Kai: .oO(He... MADE himself a GOD?)
Metal Man: "That guy is actually one of two people who made themself Gods."
Kales Brando: "I could, yes."
Metal Man: "Anyway, this lunatic... he lived 7000 years, still lives as well. He sacrificed his soul for eternal life."
Seer Kai: .oO(My word... it is possible... That is not the route I wish to take, but...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, there's a way... a very special way... to communicate over long distances to other villages."
Metal Man: "He created... well, copies of his body, as well."
Seer Kai: .oO(...how?)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Faster than messengers or birds."
Charles Magellean: "I knew it..."
Seer Kai: .oO(He made more of himself?)
Metal Man: "Technology. A machine which made more of his bodies."
Charles Magellean: "Sephiroth?"
Seer Kai: .oO(A makeen that can make life... Can that Makeen make... new life?)
Charles Magellean: "Technology... self-indulgence..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It's called a telegraph. You could talk to villages miles and MILES away in a split second."
Charles Magellean: "No soul..." *He snaps his finger.* "E Li Three!"
Kales Brando: "...You confuse me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We'll work on that later."
Metal Man: "Another person, even worse than this Gerald person, actually came back from the dead."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Let's get the basic stuff down first."
Metal Man: "The Kuja person... he used magic."
Charles Magellean: "You were talking about Gerald? Makes sen--"
Metal Man: "Deadly magic. Magic that destroys entire planets."
Charles Magellean merely snarls. He sighs... and droops his head.
Seer Kai: .oO(Go back. To... to the one with the life-making Makeen. I... I want to hear more of that. It sounds... as if you could use that to make a world.)
Metal Man: "He created life forms using these machines. You could make a world, yes. Some have theoretically been possible."
Seer Kai: .oO(Do you know how to build the life-making makeen?)
Metal Man: "No... it is power even above the machine which keeps me alive. It is... one step short of being Kuja."
Charles Magellean: "Metal..." *He sighs more...*
Seer Kai: *The Lizardman mentally 'sighs' as Metal says he does not know how to build the clone machine.*
Charles Magellean: "...Is it even possible to stop him now that he's a god?"
Seer Kai: .oO(Well. Perhaps something simple is better to start with.)
Metal Man: "We'll try. These ruins could hold the key."
Seer Kai: .oO(I have heard legends that smoke... steem... can power things. Is that true?)
Charles Magellean: "He was able to defeat Lumis once and for all. There's no one I know of that can do that."
Metal Man: "Those are primitive pieces of technology, but they can power things."
Seer Kai: .oO(Could we build something like that?)
Metal Man: "Well, Locos, I survived two encounters with him."
Seer Kai: .oO(Without electricity, or metal, or anything like that?)
Charles Magellean: "You could... the rest of us barely were able to."
Metal Man: "We'd need metal to use steam and smoke."
Seer Kai: .oO(Can you tell me how to make steem?)
Charles Magellean: "If I can't even help with his defeat, then I have failed in gaining more power to help myself and attempt to stop Zemus from his awakening."
Metal Man: "Easy to make steam. Just heat water."
Seer Kai thinks for a moment oO(Fire and water?)
Metal Man: "Yes. Contain the water somewhere, then heat it up."
Seer Kai nods. He hobbles over to a nearby pottery vendor. .oO(Excuse me... I would like a simple pot, please.)
???: "Go ahead... just don't fine me, I didn't take it from the ruins!"
Charles Magellean: "The only time we had a chance against him was when he failed destroying the stadium."
Metal Man: "There's a hole in the bottom... you'll need to plug it up."
Seer Kai: .oO(In the bottom of both?)
Charles Magellean: "And now I'm beginning to be concerned about the X-Zone."
Metal Man: "Yes. The X-zone? Well, it hasn't attacked yet."
Seer Kai locates a pair of small rocks and tries to fit them into the holes.
Charles Magellean: "...yet. So it's only a matter of time."
Seer Kai plugs the holes securely. He hobbles off to get some water.
Charles Magellean: "..." *He begins to clench his fist...* "Where were our allies when we needed them... Where were they... the Smashers... Zio and Lashiec... Ivan and his armies... Doopliss... Sha`fol... Why did they abandon us in our time of need?"
Metal Man: "They aren't here either. I have a feeling something went on that we didn't see."
Charles Magellean clenches his fist so much that blood appears... "They WILL answer. ...They will pay..." *He face starts to twitch.* "Each... and one of them... will pay..."
Metal Man: "...You're overreacting. What if they fought Kuja after or before he fought us?"
Charles Magellean: "You saw Nintenus with your own eyes. There was too little time for them to organize."
Metal Man: "They were torn apart by lightning."
Charles Magellean: "I bet they were..."
Metal Man: "If we'd been out there, I think the amount of destruction would have killed or stopped us, too. ...However, Gerald Robotnik... he dissappeared before we went up. He and another strange person who we rescued from the X-zone."
Charles Magellean: "He too will answer... And what about Sha'fol? The 'creator' of Nintendus? Where was he? Why didn't he protect that which he created in the first place?"
Seer Kai returns with water filled in both parts. He looks about for some stones, piling them into crude ovens. Beneath the pots, he places tinder and twigs to burn. *He searches for some way to light them.* "Uh oh..."
Charles Magellean: "Unless he too lied... Come to think of it, I'm seriously starting to doubt the reliability of our 'comrades'." *He takes out the many pieces that still remain un-attached and give them to Metal.* "Perhaps you'll have better luck putting this page together than me."
Metal Man: "I'll get to work on it."
Charles Magellean: "In all this madness, I can't help but realize... Kuja, as you said, isn't what he is saying that he is. In retrospect, I believe he went even as far as to... ...protect us."
Metal Man: "Well, I don't know... Lumis was after you, specifically. So he DID save you from being haunted by that being... what with that megadestruction attack he used on that stalker."
Charles Magellean: "Lumis wanted my help with something, I could sense it. Now back to what I was saying... I know there are some things only he can explain, but I have a gut feeling that he was trying to protect us from something."
Seer Kai: .oO(Ah... wonderful.)
Charles Magellean: "The past couple days have really messed up with what I believed of Nintendus. Only speculations and emotions are true now. Only the strongest of my heritage will be able to bring me peace before going to the Farplane. ...Perhaps I could find a Chao of my own to raise."
Metal Man: "It would be hard going, to find one here... this place has no trace of them, but... there may be methods to achieving that end."
Charles Magellean: "...Oro?"
Metal Man: "I'm just saying it won't be impossible... ...I am tired. I don't usually talk so vaguely." *He coughs a bit, and puts his helmet back on.*
Charles Magellean: "We will discuss about these 'methods' later on."
Seer Kai keeps trying to spark a fire
Metal Man (GM): *SPARK* *Fire* You create a nice fire. Easy, of course. Countless times have lizardfolk made fires.
Charles Magellean: "Of course... we could all do with a rest. I'll be jogging around the village to keep myself busy." *He begins the Postman jog... ever on scout.*
Metal Man: "I shall rest, myself." *Looks at Kai with the fire* "That'll make steam quickly enough. I'll see you tomorrow."
Seer Kai: .oO(Good night.)
Metal Man walks into his hut, which he then closes the door to.
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, the water eventually goes to a boil, and then begins steaming.
Seer Kai soon locates a leather ball, and, using some twigs and such, builds a sort of... track... for it.
Metal Man (GM): And as you can see, that is steam. So simple, but... nobody really thought of it. Too busy being bossed around by Kales.
Seer Kai: *Above the pots, of course.*
Metal Man (GM): A track? That, too, is easily accomplished.
Seer Kai waits, hoping he it works...
Metal Man (GM): The steam pushes the ball from one side to another.
Seer Kai claps, quite amused.
Metal Man (GM): And that is your taste of technology for today! Well, you don't feel evil or cursed for causing a rubber ball to move with steam. Though the fire runs out of twigs before the water can boil away.
Seer Kai smiles. It seems some makeens can be used for fun.
Julian Sawyer: *Right, so they're in an arena. Julian scans the field, and sees Aribar, Aetos, and... a new guy. He decides to go after Aetos first, launching at him and trying to slam his face into the dirt SLAM! 40 damage*
Aetos's faces thrusts into the dirt
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up after slamming Aetos face first into the dirt, and lays into him with a Beatbox, then switches focus and goes after the new guy (Giallar) with another Beatbox*
Giallar miraciously lives...? He gurgles, muttering something about 'rough' and a profainty or two.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets back to a safe distance, getting ready to defend against the oncoming onslaught*
Aetos is on the ground, DEeeAAaaDDD...
Aribar starts things off by firing a Jolt and Magic Missile spell at Julian. The Jolt deals 18% damage and has a 50% chance of stunning, while the Magic Missile deals 31% damage. He then unsheaths his quickdraw weapon, Moonlight, and uses the shortsword to slash Julian with his last action.
Aetos's ghost laughs at Julian. "You deserved IiiIItttt..."
Giallar snorkles, feeling death coming his way. He took his backpack and snuck behind Aribar, raising it to bring on the other persons head. He throws three powder kegs behind Gujin, backing up to avoid the explosion after the next turn. He goes to punch Aribar in the back of the head after safely securing his backpack.
Aribar is hit again.
Giallar has nothing left in his turn.
Aetos has no idea how the Item mancer class works. His corpse shines with a bright light and he revives. He sighs, going against two very strong opponents, and one very weak one. He runs over to Julian "Revenge!" He drills his Spear into him.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets hit with that first one, but moves out of the way of that one*
Aetos steps back to his corner of the moss-arena
Julian Sawyer: "...Alright, Now you ticked me off." *Julian rushes towards Aribar, who gave him the most damage that rounf, and lays into him with a Beatbox Scratch that*
Aribar decides to try and finish Julian off with three well-placed sword swipes.
Julian Sawyer: *LIFE*
Julian Sawyer: "Attack someone else!"
Aribar: "You're fun to attack, though!"
Giallar circles behind Julian before giving him the one-two in the head. "It's fun beating on helpless people."
Julian Sawyer: *Easily ducks these two attacks on his person* "You suck."
Giallar: "Shaddup... fart face."
Julian Sawyer: "...Your insults suck too."
Giallar: "Better then anything you have."
Julian Sawyer: "And how would you know this?"
Giallar: "You seem to have the smarts... of a snail."
Seer Kai is standing, leaning on his staff, above the battle. The blind lizardman appears to be watching the battle closely.
Julian Sawyer: "Again, you suck."
Seer Kai: To All: .oO(Make sure you do not damage the Arena. Else you may find your purses dwindling again.)
Aetos: "Can we just get on with this!? ...(Damn old lizard man...)."
Giallar: "...Shut up!"
Aribar: "I'm not paying a single penny more."
Aetos decides its unfair to be going after Julian, nor the Newbie, so he focuses on Aribar... He runs over to where Aribar stands and performs his Shish Kebob move
Aribar is hit.
Aetos impales Aribar with his spear, bottom-up.
Aribar is skewered by the spear but still alive.
Seer Kai: .oO(Good show, Spearman.)
Aetos then Points his spear upward, and spins it, creating a barrier made of wind...
Julian Sawyer: "No, YOU shut up." *Julian turns around and beats the crap out of Giallar with a Beatbox attack*
Giallar revives. o_O
Julian Sawyer: "And you! You get to die too!" *Julian then turns his attention towards Aribar, jumping up and coming down on Aribar's head with his, trying to knock him out with a Face Wash*
Aetos stands there watching the man destroy everyone but him so far...
Aribar tries to jump aw... Tries to stay alive.
Aetos is glad he didn't attack Julian last turn...
Seer Kai: .oO(Well played, Questers...)
Aribar slowly gets up, not sure how he's still living.
Aetos points at Aribar.
Julian Sawyer: "...Why are you still UP!" *Julian turns around and levels Aribar with a winding roundhouse punch to his nose*
Aetos points at Aribar, and laughs "You dizzead!"
Aribar is probably dead now.
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos, alliance?"
Giallar thinks he is screwed.
Aribar is still standing... However, he is charged with magical energies which are dispelled instandly and comes back ready to fight and at 100%... Minus a life, of course.
Aetos nods, thankfully
Aribar: "... No alliance for you! Arcane Ice Elemental Blast!" *Fires a Magic Missile and Ice Elemental Blast at Aetos for 31% for the Magic Missile, 87% for the Ice Elemental Blast.*
Aetos gets nailed by the blasts of elements and missiles..., "Owwy..." He falls to the ground, dead again...
Giallar blinks. "Damn, that got to hurt...". Pushing himself off Julians shoulder, he rammed down towards Juilan head first.
Aribar: "Good job!"
Julian Sawyer: *Down for the count*
Giallar ducks, spinning his foot around at Ari's feet in a attempt to use Trip.
Aribar tries to dodge said Trip by jumping over it... And failing miserably, landing on the hard stone floor. He is on the ground, frozen solid.
Aetos watches Aribar freeze up. "Whoa..." He runs over to Aribar and impales him "Aha! What you deserve for killing me!"
Aribar is still killinated.
Aetos died last turn as well.
Aribar: "New guy, I suggest you and I partner up... Spear Boy and Julian seem to be workin' as a team I think."
Giallar: "Hm... that sounds better then nothing."
Aetos: "! I only have one life anyways!"
Julian Sawyer: *Is spat out of a generic blue warp portal(TM) and lands in front of Gia.* "...Okay, you get to die again." *Julian lays into him with a Beatbox. With any luck, he's overdriving this turn*
Aetos: "Noooo Kill Ari!!! Sigh."
Julian Sawyer: *BAM! Obliterated!*
Giallar falls against Julian, half dead. "Brother... tell my wife I love her!" he said, before crumpling, dead.
Aetos watches the somewhat dramatic scene, then looks to Julian, "Brother?..." He makes a face.
Julian Sawyer then turns around and heads for Ari, jumping up and trying to shatter the ice with a slamming punch.
Aribar MAY live. He dies.
Julian Sawyer: "There we go..." *Steps back and awaits the attacks of those who only have one life left*
Aribar: "Okay... You die now!" *He charges Terrorbolt up to Level 3 and fires it at Gujin...*
Aetos wipes his sweaty brow.
Julian Sawyer: *ZOMFG*
Aetos steps away from Julian's electro-corpse...
Aribar: "Muahahahahahah! Don't YOU kill me!"
Julian Sawyer's body twitches, then sinks into a generic blue warp portal, to be revived on his next turn
Giallar falls from a Ungeneric Black Hole[TM] behind Aetos, attempting to trip again.
Aetos: "!" *He turns, seeing Gia, but is too late. He falls to the ground and freezes into a... popsicle-man*
Giallar: *SPD + 2 SPD mod to hit, INT mod ice damage. Freezes enemy solid.*
Metal Man (GM): That's just what he said. So... it's just fine. However! I will need to make rules pertaining to battles in the future. Because while it's fair to freeze a dirty, cheating enemy...
Aetos is still a popsicle then?
Metal Man (GM): So yes, that works, for this battle. However, next battle, you may opt to disallow status effects.
Aetos sobs... however much a frozen being can.
Metal Man (GM): Thus moves using them would just not inflict status effects for the duration of that battle.
Giallar coughs. "FINISH HIM!" he shouted in the MK announcer voice.
Julian Sawyer: *Since Aetos just lost his turn, Julian is spat out of a generic blue warp portal again, and lands in front of Aribar.* "Hi there. Say good bye to consciousness." *Julian then proceeds to beat the crap out of him with a DOUBLE Beatbox, finishing with a strong roundhouse kick to the head*
Aribar is beated-upinated. He is officially dead.
Julian Sawyer: *That last roundhouse kick knocks Aribar unconscious and out of the fight.*
Giallar walks up to Julian, before using Trip.
Aetos is nearly thawed... He waits for Gia to finish his turn. *It appears his attack broke the ice! He sighs*
Giallar does his Fanfare dance..
Aribar: *If you froze him, he loses a SINGLE turn. That turn is spent recovering from the status effect.*
Giallar punchs Gujin. He does...4 damage? He punches Julian... again, for 4 damage.
Julian Sawyer: .oO(...You'se a sissy.)
Aetos can move!
Giallar is screwed.
Aetos: "... But..."
Giallar: "Oh crap."
Aetos: "Ok, as long as we end this in a tie when I kill him. Deal Julian?"
Julian Sawyer: *Is frozen, cannot answer*
Aetos forgot... He trusts Julian...
Giallar is at full HP, thankfully, although he doubts it'll be at full soon.
Aetos decides not to thrusts, trusting his enemy has low armor... He jabs his spear into the ground and uses it to power kick Gia.
Giallar grunts, staggering back and tripping over the frozen man.
Aetos then advances to Gia and Drills his spear into him. He steps back a few feet and prepares to be attacked again. Sigh.
Julian Sawyer: *CRACKA-BOOM! Julian bursts through the ice and stands up, ready to lay down a beating*
Giallar: "Ooooooooh crap."
Julian Sawyer: *Which he does, as he charges Gia with a powerful haymaker punch to take him out*
Giallar grunts as he hits the wall. "...ouch." He dies.
Julian Sawyer: *Cracks his knuckles* "That felt good..." *He then turns to Aetos*
Julian Sawyer: "Would you like to take this opportunity to surrender?"
Aetos: "You mean, Your going to attack me!? I COULD have killed you while you were frozen you know!"
Julian Sawyer: "And you didn't. You're weak."
Aetos: "I TRUSTED you wouldn't do this!"
Julian Sawyer: "It was a temporary alliance to take out a greater foe. That foe has been defeated, and we're the only ones left standing."
Aetos: "Well, why don't we just call a tie??"
Julian Sawyer: "Someone has to win this fight."
Giallar yells, "Finish him!"
Aetos sighs "Fine, lets do this..." *He braces to be mutilated*
Julian Sawyer: "So I'm giving you this opportunity to surrender 'fore I beat your brains in. ..."
Aetos: "C'mon, It's still your turn, yea?"
Julian Sawyer: "Listen, how about you just take a fall on this? I poke you, you fall over and play dead, no one gets hurt."
Aetos shrugs "I wanna try to win... I don't care how hurt I get. I Don't care if I'm a beginner fighter either, I still want to try."
Julian Sawyer: "Sorry do this man, but someone's gotta win. Brace for pain." *Julian walks up to Aetos, rears back, and delivers a devastating haymaker to Aetos' face.*
Aetos gets up, severely hurt... "Do it again..."
Julian Sawyer: "You shoould have just played dead..." *Follows up with ANOTHER one, this one to the gut*
Aetos flies backward aways and slams into the wall He falls to the ground from the wall, dead.
Julian Sawyer: *VICTORY*
Aetos gets up, bruised and scarred... "Ouch man..."
Julian Sawyer: "I told you, should have played dead..." *Walks out of the arena*
Aetos flies slowly back to his hut to recuperate
Azael: *A man in a large black greatcoat enters the arena. In one hand is a huge cross; his greatcoat is huge, dragging out all the way to tatters. His hair is pure white, reaching all the way down to his knees. He wears a pair of black sunglasses and black gloves, and his face is etched in a scowl. He unwraps the huge cross and grasps it in the center, lifting it and opening the long end. A large gun opens from it.*
Ein blinks, looking at a gun. "That is a huge pistol, friend!"
Azael: *At the back of the trenchcoat are a pair of long, thin, silver rectangles. These spread open into two huge mechanical wings.* "Yeah."
Ein gasps, recoiling in shock. "A dragon!"
MrMonster walks over and sits down near the outskirts of the arena, ready to watch the battle.
Azael: "Nah. These are self-made, self-implanted."
Aetos: "Hello, Trulander."
Azael: "Name's Azael. You?"
Ein blinks. "Then you are a fake angel! You rebel against the church! I, Knight Ein, shall destroy you!"
Azael: "We'll see." *He clicks a hidden trigger three times, and three bursts of energy fire from the cross at Ein.*
MrMonster just continues looking at the fight. "You don't need my name. Just call me Mr. Monster if you have to address me."
Aetos: "Very well..."
Azael clicks his weapon back and waits for it to reload.
Ein rises, coughing. "You cur. You disobey the church." he said, quickdrawing his lighting-shaped blade.
Azael: "I don't believe in God."
Ein gasps. "Heathen! May you die!" he shouted, charging with a slice.
Aetos sighs, thinking back to something he said earlier and the someone it was about denying it.
Azael deftly slides back, the wings flapping once to push him. He presses another button on the Chaos Cross. "Open the portal!" *A large portal opens above Ein, shimmering in many colors. Suddenly, a large missile drops out of it, slamming into Ein and exploding.*
Ein gasps. "A witch!" He yelps, growling at Azael, charging with his sword once more.
Azael then flaps his wings once, releasing a storm of 100 needles at Ein.
Ein growls, slicing towards Azael once more.
Azael deftly slides to the side, using the wings again. "Have to do better than that, knight."
Ein growls, jumping up before attempting to give Azael a ariel headbutt.
Azael flaps upwards to about 20 feet in the air. "Alright, Knight. I'm getting tired of dealing with you. Open the portal!" *The gate opens again, and the missile falls again.*
Ein coughs up blood... and... is that a lung? He growls, jumping up to hit Azael with his head yet again.
Azael stops flapping and falls to the ground, spreading the wings to catch himself, thus dodging the headbutt.
Ein falls towards Azael, his sword aimed to slice.
Azael skirts to the side, the sword glancing off his armored coat. "Closer, but not quite."
Ein: "Bah. Still thy tongue, heathen."
Azael: *He points the gun at Ein.* "Still this."
Ein falls... and coughs up his OTHER lung.
Azael: *The gun fires off one of its shells and slams into Ein.*
Ein stands... again. He slices at Azael... again... and again.
Azael dodges once, but uses his hand to catch it the second time. "Bye-bye, knighty." *He fires the Bombardment again, pointing it right at the knight almost point-blank. He shrugs, and the wings close back into his back.*
Metal Man (GM): 150 EXP to Azael. It's a shame nobody ever challenges me to a battle.
Aribar steps into the arena, Wand of Wonder in hand. The wand glows, obviously in its special mode.
Metal Man does a flashy backflip and then slides to his place in the arena, taking out his hairdryer and bullhorn.
Aetos gasps at the horrid sigh and prepares to plug his ears
Aribar tosses the Wand of Wonder into the air and catches the wand in its descent. "Ready to fall before me, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Do your worst. I want to see what you can do, after this whole Kuja shenanigan." *He vaguely waves his right hand at Aribar, his pointer fingure somewhat pointing into the sky.*
Aribar starts things off by muttering an arcane word while rushing at Metal. A katana-shaped red energy blade appears atop the Wand of Wonder and the elf slices at Metal, his attack enhanced by the wand's Fire-variety Elemental Slash spell (Adds INT damage).
Metal Man dodges with a crazy disco spin.
Aetos claps in amusement "do Disco Fever!"
Aribar follows with a Jolt and Magic Missile respectively. 18% Electric damage, 50% chance of Paralysis, 31% nonelemental damage.
Metal Man: "Ahahahaha... take this!"
Aribar backs up, the wand's energy blade gone after the enchantment ended.
Azael presses his sunglasses up and watches the battle closely.
Metal Man: "Crystal Purification!" *He is healed of 25 damage instantly.*
Aribar: "Curse that spell!"
Metal Man: "And now... DISCO ATTAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!" *He screams into his bullhorn and wildly fires Eight-balls at Aribar.*
Aribar: "..." "Dives to the side, expecting a disco ball to be thrown at him."
Aetos: "Runnn Ari!!! Disco is comin' back!!"
Metal Man (GM): 10 damage per hit. 120 damage.
Aetos: "Ouch, those 8 balls are dangerous..."
Aribar tries to keep 'alive'.
Metal Man: "Impressive fortitude... but it shall only be a temporary harbor from my hurricane of funkitude!"
Aetos cheers Ari on!
Aribar leaps up from the ground. "You'll have to do better than assault me with those wimpy blowdryers and such!"
Aetos waits for a long description...
Aribar simply points the Wand of Wonder at Metal and fires of an arcane-enchanted Electric Elemental Blast at his adversary (Magic Missile and Electric Elemental Blast). 31% and 75% Electric damage. He wonders if Metal's about dead yet.
Metal Man attempts to concentrate his disco powers. He gets all his luckies back, but gets killed. He returns... with the disco rage burning, he decides to blast Aribar with an ice-enhanced wave.
Aribar just summons up his magical energies to create a weak arcane barrier around the elf for his last action.
Metal Man: "ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION ATTACK OF DOOOOOOM!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): 25 ice damage per hit.
Aribar is DOOOOOOM!!!!'d.
Metal Man uses his other action to defend.
Aribar is frozen solid... And then the ice shatters, leaving a 'dead' Aribar. "Who's who?" *The elf conjures up an Illusion, making it look like there's two Aribars...*
Metal Man (GM): There are, indeed, now two Aribars.
Metal Man: "Oh no! There's two of you! I'll just have to hit them both."
Aribar then fires a Prismatic Ray at Metalman. His illusion casts the same spell in the same manner. Both also follow up with a Magic Missile for 31%.
Metal Man tries a risky thing... he attempts to Crystal Purify away his confusion while confuse.
Metal Man (GM): *Heals away Confusion And 25 damage*
Aribar: "... You aren't supposed to do that!"
Metal Man: "Well, now I can find out which of you is real!"
Aribar: "Him!" *Both point to each other.*
Metal Man starts spinning like Crash Bandicoot... threatening both Aribar and his clones.
Metal Man (GM): *CRAZY BONUS*
Aribar watches as both his illusion and himself get teared to shreds.
Metal Man (GM): The real Aribar takes 10 damage if that hits, as does his illusion.
Aribar chuckles as his Electricified quirk kicks in... "I suggest you stay back next time and use your guns!"
Metal Man chuckles back and uses his three actions (First one with Crazy bonus) back at Aribar.
Aribar: "Gah! Not cool! Not cool!"
Metal Man: "STAYING ALIIIIIIIVEEEEE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): 130 damage. + 100 more
Aribar may just 'die' again... He falls back, indeed beaten up and on his last life. "No more Mr. Nice Elf! Take this!" *The elf fires off another Prismatic Ray of colorfulness Metal's way since I believe it's my turn. He watches as the blue ray hits Metal.* "Hahahah!"
Metal Man laughs as he is healed. "Hahahahaha!"
Aribar: "Err... Wait... That isn't suppose to happen!"
Metal Man: "I have a heart of ice."
Aribar: "... Fireball!" *Uses his last action to cast FIRE Elemental Blast on Metal... 87% damage.*
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... I never defined how much damage happens when you hit somebody weak against an element with that element. Let's set it in stone right now. 1.5x or 2x?
Metal Man (GM): Okay, 1.5x it stays. Okay, that's... 131 damage.
Aribar: "Don't melt on me now!"
Metal Man is badly burned, but barely alive anyway.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right... heh. It doesn't matter if you froze me now. But anyway... No. I wasn't frozen by that because it healed me.
Aribar readies to die...
Metal Man unleashes his final attack. "Final... Disco... BLIZZAAARRRRRDDDD!!!"
Charles Magellean has been watching for some time.
Metal Man attacks with an ice wave powered up dual-wielded automatic crazy attack at Aribar.
Aribar is most definitely Ice'd! That's a crit in there...
Metal Man then continues the onslaught with the other four actions he has.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM* Okay, that's 430 damage.
Aribar is frozen solid in the arena.
Metal Man wins yet again... he realizes why so few people challenged him. He gains +300 EXP for that fight.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You gain 100 EXP as well. Seeing as you did your best and failed because of my obnoxiously overpowerededness. I defeated Aribar even though he had a couple of levels above me.
Aetos Flies into the arena, ready to be used as an experience vendor again...
Azael: *He spreads his wings and hops down from the stands, landing across from Aetos. He opens the Chaos Cross and glances at Aetos.* "And you are?"
Aetos: "...Aetos? You?"
Azael: "Azael." *He opens up the cannon. He fires the trigger three times, shooting out the three bursts of energy. He noting that he missed twice, pulls the cannon up to let it reload, and flaps his mechanical wings to release the 100 needles. He adjusts his sunglasses.* "Still alive?" He asks, sounding surprised.
Aetos strafes left and right, avoid some attacks but getting nailed by others "Yes, But you wont be for long!"
Azael: "We'll see."
Aetos runs over to Azael and perrforms a shish kebob attack
Azael is skewered on the end of the spear, his brows furrowed angrily. "Damn."
Aetos attempts to drill his spear into Az further. He only goes in a bit further. He pulls his spear out and backs away...
Azael drags himself off the spear and looks /very/ angry. "You're going down." He flaps himself away from Aetos and presses the button on his Chaos Cross. "Open the Portal!" The missile drops out again...
Aetos survives the missile attack "Nice try... I guess."
Azael looks irritated. "Fine then." He flaps his wings again, and unleashes the needle storm.
Aetos tries to beat that... He almost survives, but falls down dead.
Azael notices that the Chaos Cross is finished reloading.
Aetos shines with a bright light and stands, unharmed, but minus one life. "DIE!" *He thrusts his hands upward, doing a push attack*
Azael watches, amused, as the wind flies past him. He lowers the Chaos Cross and fires his Bombardment attack. He again unleashes his Needle Swarm... seems to be working best.
Azael hefts the Chaos Cross to let it reload.
Aetos revives, thinking it pointless to do any special effects now. He tries to push once more.
Azael falls to the ground, bounces once, and is dead.
Azael stands up, looking irritated as the light fades. Noting that the Chaos Cross is reloaded, he aims it and fires it three times at Aetos in another bombardment.
Azael straightens his sunglasses irritably.
Aetos runs over to Az and tries to shish kebob him twice, hoping to get a quick kill...
Azael dies again and stands, again looking pissed. He flaps his wings to release the 100 needles.
Aetos dies... blah.
Aetos shrugs, then shakes the New guy's hand.
Azael shakes his hand without removing the black gloves.
Aetos flies back to his hut.
Ein enters the arena. SWORD DRAWN.
Aetos flies into the arena and lands in one corner.
Azure walks in.
Scott Kane wings spread, lands on the edge of the arena and smiles. "Good day."
Ein gasps. "An angel!"
Aetos: "'Ello... What was your name again?"
Azure: "Hi. Name's Azure."
Scott Kane: *He hefts his huge cross and opens it, letting the cannon spread out.* "Name's Scott Kane."
Ein gasps. Cannons scare knights baaaaaaaad. "Egads! The enemy has created a portable cannon! We are doomed!"
Scott Kane uses an action pre-battle to use his sunglasses.
Azure: "A contraption is a contraption. You all have unique auras. This should be fun."
Scott Kane: "I have a portable dex in my sunglasses." ^^ *He points his cannon at... Azure.* "You look tougher..." he murmured as he tri-clicked a hidden trigger. The three bursts of energy shot out and at Azure.
Aetos squirms, watching the blows mutilate Azure...
Ein gasps. "The Alliance is doomed! They have mastered witchcraft and siege weaponry!"
Aetos shifty eyes...
Azure's out for the count anyway
Aetos feels he is the target next...
Scott Kane turns on Ein. "Your turn." He flaps the steel wings, spraying the 100 needles at him.
Aetos feels relieves somehow
Ein: "Awww crap." *He grunts, the needles ouching him badly.*
Aetos stands there... watching the body count grow...
Scott Kane re-cocks the gun and begins the reloading.
Azure: *Reappears in a flash of light.* "That wasn't really cool now was it. I don't think I can afford to underestimate any of you."
Aetos looks at Azure "Well, I certainly don't have any dirty tricks..."
Ein still thinks Kane is an angel and is religious. >_<
Azure: *Floats up sailing sky high into the air to the point only a siloutte can be seen of him as the sun casts over him.*
Aetos flies back from the force...
Azure: *12% to all of you. But guess what all of you are stunned*
Scott Kane: *Ooh! We're STUNNED!*
Ein grunts, staggering back, before charging for Aetos at blinding speeds, thrusting his sword at him.
Garrick Fy`aar sighs as he makes his way into the arena again. All these guys did was fight...
Azure: .oO(I could be reading... another book right now...)
Aetos gets hit by something...
Ein twists after hitting Aetos, slashing his sword again.
Aetos is just getting tossed around like a baseball
Ein is actually pwning someone! It's a miracle!
Aetos stands, with a sliver of life left in him He growls furiously at Ein, but looks at Kane, worried about how vengeful he might get...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what is WITH you people..."
Scott Kane straightens his shades calmly.
Aetos runs over to Ein "Aarg!!" and he shish kebobs him
Azure floats up to the point where garrick is "Whats that suppose to mean?"
Scott Kane: "How terribly literate."
Garrick Fy`aar glances over to Azure "All you guys do is fight. You SHOULD be helping in the village construction."
Ein ish alive. >_>
Aetos steps back and thrusts his hand upward, Push!
Ein: "...Le sigh." *He falls on Aetos, panting.* "...tell my wife... I love her..."
Aetos: "It's what you deserve for hurting me this bad... DON'T DO IT AGAIN" *he says and Ein falls back from the sky...*
Garrick Fy`aar: "We already do plenty of fighting in those ruins. We do NOT need mo--oh, shut UP!" *He glances over to the new fellow* "You're not that hurt. Get your ass up."
Aetos limps back over to his corner...
Ein flies into a blackhole?
Scott Kane goes and checks his sunglasses on Aetos. He finishes reading the statistics on his sunglasses and lowers the Chaos Cross at Aetos. "Bye-bye Birdy."
Aetos kneels in his corner... He gets... shot... and died? He "blehs" really loud
Scott Kane hears the chambers in the Chaos Cross click, and smiles as he notes that it is now fully loaded up.
Azure: "Well Garrick, talk to you in a few." *He turns off and spins speeds off toward scott in a split second his gauntlets are in his hands and crackling with electrical energy. He glows as and charges and attempts to hit Scott up with a 2 hitter he calls.* "RAGEKI FISTS! "
Scott Kane takes both hits, grunting with the second one. "Ow."
Azure: *162 Electrical damage*
Scott Kane slumps.
Ein falls out of his vortex, aiming his fall at Azure, attempting to slash him.
Azure: .oO(Something told me watch that vortex.) *he knocked out of floating and goes into a backflip recovery as he slides across the stadium floor*
Ein lands, pulling his sword from the ground and waiting for Aetos.
Aetos starts shining and then stands, fully revived. "Hmm..." *He runs over to Azure and tries to impale him with his spear.*
Scott Kane drags himself up, no light, and levels his gun. It's fully loaded... *He pulls the trigger three times. Aetos, Ein, Azure.*
Ein dodges the shot deftly. "Cur!"
Azure: *Quickly does a sideward flip.*
Aetos is the only one hit by the attack.
Azure bursts off at sonic speed yet again comboing quake smash with his own technique to send out another sonic speed burst at them all "Bozen smash!"
Ein growls, staggering once more.
Azure: *12% damage to all*
Aetos gets hurled backward slightly from the force, and lands on the ground.
Azure: *Charges Aetos a rageki fist combo. 27% Electrical damage.*
Aetos dies. He gets up, electricity pulsing through his body slightly
Ein grunts, charging at Azure at supersonic speeds, yet still fast enough to have a miss. He twists, slashing Azure once more.
Azure dies again.
Aetos flies over to Scott, low to the ground, and attempts to shish kebob him He tries to again He floats back to his corner, preparing to die...
Scott Kane falls back and drags himself up. He points the cannon at Aetos... bye-bye.
Aetos falls to the ground, dizzead... smoking corpse and whatnot, He was already at 114% anyways.
Ein is next, obviously.
Azure: *Rushes Ein with Rageki fists in retribution for that last attack. 1 miss 1 crit*
Ein dodges the first, is slammed with the second.
Azure: *54% Electrical damage.*
Ein dashes towards scott, thrusting. He twists, thrusting through at Scott again.
Aetos shines one more time, with his last life... and tries to shish kebob Scott... All or nothing I suppose He walks back to his corner, probably to get slaughtered by Azure
Ein crosses fingers.
Azure: *Glows in a prismatic aura of energy that surges around him with a distance of about 10ft. Goes overdrive.*
Aetos: "Uhhhh oh..." *He runs around yelling* "We're DOOOooOooo00Me3ded."
Ein thanks god.
Azure: *disappears in emerald green light and reappears combined his last quake smash with one of his more interesting techs. He appears in front of Aetos and Ein in split images of 3. KOHO X!* *The images begin to whale on both Aetos and Ein without mercy*
Ein is waiting for a dice roll.
Azure warps around his opponent 3 images. One dashes toward the target using drill kick into the gut. The second pounds from above with a powerful bozen smash. The 3rd punches at the opponent but fades away as Azure appears behind the opponents back slamming down with a powerful dragon fang attack. Since it was a quake smash you both are hit by the attack 36 damage for each hit*
Ein yawns. He lives, folks!
Azure: *Its 216% total. This is a super.*
Ein le sighs.
Aetos gets up after being ravaged by... tremors and smashes and the like... he shakes Azure's hand in congratulations then flies back to his hut...
Azure: "Yeah, that was fun. Sorry about that. If you want to find me later I'll be reading. Until then farewell." *He teleports away.*
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles softly from his seat.
Scott Kane stands up... ugh.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, now we have even more new people... who just seem to enjoy beating the snot out of each other..."
Azure: "Let them do as they want, it's all in good fun I guess. I don't enjoy it that much though. I'd rather find a good book or translate the writing in those ruins."