Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 218: Continual Crustacean Combat
Date: 3:33:54 PM, July 8th; 4:39:42 PM, July 9th, 2005.
Editor's Note: There are literally no words for how insane things get in this session. And the entire thing is nothing but battles! Ahhhhhhh!!!!
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, this should do it. On three."
Rune also goes to help.
Julian Sawyer: "Three!" *Turn!*
Metal Man (GM): Roll eiiit. I stack the rolls together like shazam. Except Julian slips off of it and falls on top of Rune. Azure alone cranks it open.
Metal Man (GM): The doors are now open... you feel a sense of accomplishment.
Julian Sawyer: "Hey, not my fault the thing's slippery!"
Digifanatic: "Thanks, guys."
Charles Magellean: "Loss of footing again."
Metal Man (GM): Then you feel very afraid as five weird... crab-monsters walk in via the doors to attack you.
Julian Sawyer: "And we could have gotten this thing done a whole lot faster if you'd just listen to me..."
Metal Man (GM): They're each eight feet tall.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up*
Digifanatic: "Oh great."
Azure helps the two up."We're just starting. I kinda feel... great but... nevermind... as the crabs walk in... "
Charles Magellean: "Hello. May we help you?"
Metal Man (GM): They have claws... with blasters in the middle of them.
Rune: "...oh man..."
Julian Sawyer: "Time for you to earn your keep."
Metal Man (GM): The crabs are, weirdly enough, red.
Rune: "I get a keep? I thought I was just along for the ride."
Charles Magellean: "I asked may we help you?"
Metal Man (GM): They wear ancient armor and make screeching noises.
Julian Sawyer: "...You ever heard of a 'figure of speech'?"
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Magikrabs
Aribar: "... It's things like these that make me wonder WHY we're here..."
Julian Sawyer: "It's our job."
Metal Man (GM): Now then. In this battle, announce what element your attacks are whenever you can.
Aribar: "... I suggest we do not use electrical attacks."
Julian Sawyer: "Good idea."
Digifanatic is not affilated or aligned with anything, hough he does have attacks with elemental damage.
Rune: "Marked, Twain."
Charles Magellean: "Kan-y`ah!? Chaun yee wrrang kan yai tear`wrna panwar??"
Garrick Fy`aar just shrugs and draws the M150, the HEXS armor already appearing around him
Digifanatic: "...Scuse me, Charles?"
Charles Magellean: "...! Whoops... Lunarian tongue slipped out."
Aribar: "Just saying because this corridor is a little wet... And water conducts electricity."
Charles Magellean: "Sorry about that."
Julian Sawyer: "Meh." *Decides to open things up with a few punches. Julian rushes Crab 1, and fires a haymaker at him, then twists towards Crab 2 and does the same, then hits up Crab 3 with an uppercut*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Force fields come up around the crabs to intercept your attacks. You appear to do limited damage to the force fields as a result.
Rune: "...of all the times for the Psycho Wand to have failed me..."
Azure: "Is it the armor... the cause of those fields..."
Julian Sawyer: "I wouldn't bet on it..." *Heads back to the group*
Digifanatic: "Probably just the natural sense of security in this place. First that shield, and now this."
Aribar: "Melting Blast!" *The elf focuses his energies into a black and red ball of arcane energy which unerringly strikes one of the crabs, possibly cracking the shield into pieces and doing 87% Fire damage and 31% normal damage. (Badge Breaker, Fire Elemental Blast, Magic Missile)*
Metal Man (GM): Ah... poor Aribar. The Badge Breaker attack is blocked by the force field. Then the two magical attacks go through the force field instead of damaging it. The crab's armor then weakens the damage they DO take from that.
Aribar: "Hrm... So I can't shatter that shield with my magic."
Azure: "The magic... in this place... interesting. I shouldn't... be commenting... on how good it is... though..."
Charles Magellean: "It's a bonus."
Rune: "Oh, goood... they like magic."
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on one of the crab thingies with some M150 armor piercing goodness
Julian Sawyer: "You shouldn't be talking with those pauses, either."
Charles Magellean: "...Compared to the other things you've mindlessly did before."
Metal Man (GM): You hit with all of those, but then come to the horrible realization... Force fields aren't armor! ...And they block all of your bullets. The crabs are like some sort of evil commando monsters. They won't go down without a fight.
Julian Sawyer: "...That's great."
Digifanatic: "Gonna need to take all that down the hard way..."
Rune: "There's an easy way?"
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, Garrick. But he just got rendered useless..."
Charles Magellean kneels down on one knee and transforms his arms into Demolition's Man Rocket Cannon. "Qoa'm wran, qrounabs!" *He fires 3 Destructive Rockets at Magicrabs 1, 2, and 3. He arms form back to normal and stands up.*
Metal Man (GM): The force fields, blue in color, intercept the rockets.
Charles Magellean: *50% each, negates DR.*
Metal Man (GM): Ah, yes... but this isn't DR, sadly. They hit the shields and are negated.
Julian Sawyer: "Just keep pounding the force fields, they'll go down eventually..."
Charles Magellean: "...Sanu."
Rune: "Wrong. They shift elemental allowance when they're attacked."
Charles Magellean: "...Rune may have a point."
Julian Sawyer: "You're giving them too much credit."
Metal Man (GM): They're still blue.
Julian Sawyer: "But whatever, go ahead."
Digifanatic: "Maybe it's how much damage they've taken."
Rune closes his eyes and first uses Grav. The gravity distortion twists all the crabs up and down, dealing 12% of their hp.
Charles Magellean: "I suppose it is their current element alignment."
Metal Man (GM): Youer eye spy is stopped by the force fields, whose HP's you discover instead. The Grav hits the force fields and does nothing. It's like they have the incredible gravity immune shields. Blue.
Rune grins and flings his hand out. An icey ball shoots from his hand, and hopefully into the crab. (Wat, Ice-Elemental)
Metal Man (GM): It hits the shield instead. But it does damage the shield.
Charles Magellean slaps his face and mumbles more Lunarian.
Metal Man (GM): The shield weakens, but remains up.
Rune: "Hit the shield with the attack of that type, and it damages the shield."
Julian Sawyer: "...No, I'm pretty sure punching them does the same."
Azure: "Did it have to be an element I can't tap in too..."
Metal Man (GM): The crabs, thankfully, are -very- slow. So whenever anything does damage them or their shield, they aren't likely to avoid it.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... and I have no Ice attacks either... But... I can try... this." *He Quake Smashes a Fire Punch on each of the crabs.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Julian Sawyer: "I don't think an element has anything to do with it."
Digifanatic: "Well, we'll just have to find out..." *He then continues with a Super Mario Punch to the first crab.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You bounce off of the shield. Apparently your punch wasn't strong enough.
Azure: "Well I can't get to them yet so lightning... shouldn't be a problem... yet... anyway..."
Digifanatic decides to defend for his last action.
Azure slips into his (quick draw) gauntlets and dashes toward the crabs he goes into a spin before as his fist charge with lightning qi. He slams his fists down quake smashing each with a rageki fist attempt.
Metal Man (GM): Roll eeeit. Hit and hit. That affect all or just two?
Azure: *54% lightning*
Metal Man (GM): Three of the shields are broken.
Azure weapons preform a lock-on as he ends his turn.
Metal Man (GM): The shields all regenerate a bit. Then... they make a coordinated firing squad. They open fire on you... their lasers move at the speed of light. Everyone is hit for 50 damage; Julian takes 75, though, one of them shoots at him an extra time. Nonelemental.
Aribar tries to tap into the magic of the Chaos Emerald to Magic Dodge the attack...
Metal Man (GM): They're just lasers. You attempt to dodge the attack, but it hits you before you can think.
Julian Sawyer: "Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): To move faster than the speed of light means going back in time.
Digifanatic: "Oh man... good thing I stocked up on rings just incase."
Aribar stoically accepts the hit, hurting after that...
Julian Sawyer: "Same..."
Digifanatic: "Just 200, but better than 199..."
Rune looks irritated. "That sucks..."
Julian Sawyer: "Let's see how this works..." *Julian removes his fedora and pops the blade out along the brim, and throws, slicing Crabs 1-3 twice each*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. The force fields block all of your attacks.
Rune: "Nice hat. Can you do anything else?"
Aribar: "Winter's Blessing!" *Wind blows around Aribar and snow swirls around everyone, a cool and protective barrier forming around everyone in the party... The swirling then concentrates around Aribar and Crab number one... The snow soaks into Aribar's wounds, healing him slightly, while the Crab is ripped and shreaded by razor-sharp snow flakes for 87% Ice.* (Shield, Ice Elemental Blast, Minor Healing.)
Metal Man (GM): Shields don't go down.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches hat on the return*
Metal Man (GM): Anyway... Aribar attacks the crab with ice... a new, exciting thing happens. The shield flashes. But it is hit.
Julian Sawyer: "After I Overdrive..."
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, continue, Julian.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Eh, tries breaking the shield of Crab one with another Stylish Punch*
Metal Man (GM): It flashes, but you hit it anyway. The shield breaks again.
Julian Sawyer: "See? Element has nothing to do with it."
Charles Magellean stands up... wobbles left and right, then runs at 55 MPH to deliver a Ram at Magicrab 1.
Metal Man (GM): You smash into the crab. The armor blocks some of the damage.
Charles Magellean jumps back a few times before letting loose with an Eye Laser at the same crab.
Metal Man (GM): You find a way to miss the crab.
Charles Magellean flustered, gains swirls in his eyes... he stares at the crab.
Metal Man (GM): The crab stares right back at you. Those black, creepy eyes creep you out from controlling it.
Charles Magellean snarls... he walks away.
Metal Man (GM): Only Crab 1 has a broken shield.
Rune throws his hands out and fires off another Grav, hoping that it will seriously injure the crabs.
Digifanatic: "Is this more favorable: Get rid of the first one instead of splitting the wealth?"
Metal Man (GM): The shields protect the other crabs. The one unshielded one, however, takes...
Julian Sawyer: "Take down the one without a shield."
Metal Man (GM): Erhem, it is of his current HP. Grav cannot kill anything that way, the way it should be. Unknown. You deal a bunch of damage to the crab, though. You stare at that crab's HP.
Julian Sawyer: "Thank me later."
Digifanatic: "Not a problem. We just need to keep pounding..."
Rune throws both hands about. Wind howls, and a small light grows from behind him. "LEGEON!"
Julian Sawyer: "Any luck, we can take him down this turn."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You hit all; the shields take minor damage, and you deal no damage to the unshielded crab.
Rune blinks. "It... seems my attacks are... weaker in this dimension."
Digifanatic: "This is not right..."
Metal Man (GM): Which? Crab shields or the unshielded crab? The armor on that crab took the light energy without fail. Rune gets 50 EXP.
Digifanatic: "Well then... this is quite an interesting predicament." *He starts with another Fiery Punch to that unshielded crab.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The crab absorbs that too! It takes no damage.
Digifanatic: "What is going on?"
Julian Sawyer: "Armor."
Charles Magellean: "How about attacking it with a neutral strike?"
Digifanatic: "Makes sense."
Azure: "Leave that to me... I have to make up for that last... strike..."
Digifanatic: "Don't have muc for straight-up attacks..." *He tries setting up the first shielded crab with a Feinter.*
Metal Man (GM): You feint it good.
Digifanatic then lobs a Microwave into that shield.
Metal Man (GM): You hit. The shield breaks.
Digifanatic: "Alright Azure. If you can get those unshielded crabs, please go for it."
Azure: "I'll attack the first one here goes..." *He rushes toward the first unshielded crab and jumps in the air. His weapons glow for a moment before he smacks down (charge) attacking with pinpoint accuracy as he smashes down with his his guantlets.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. Okay... Crab turns. The crabs fire on everybody again. 75 damage to everybody. The shield takes the first round of blows. Well, lessee... One sec. Wait a minute.
Digifanatic stays alive.
Metal Man (GM): Everybody takes 50 damage instead. The shield takes the first round of shooting before being destroyed.
Julian Sawyer: *Gone! LIFE!*
Aribar gasps in pain as his shield is breached and he takes a grave wound... Luckily his armor took the brunt of the blow and he's still alive.
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. Their shields are regenerated. they all have shields again. Just weaker ones.
Digifanatic: "Ari, is it possible to make Badge Breaker work after Julian takes out their shields?"
Julian Sawyer: "Now you done it!" *Rushes crab one and goes for a Stylish Punch, followed by another one, trying to bring down the shield*
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. Shield down; second punch gives the crab a big wound.
Aribar: "I don't know... I'll try."
Digifanatic: "Theoretically, without something to prevent your spell to prevent their spell..."
Julian Sawyer: *Jumps up and finishes off his round with a twisting punch to the Crab 1's head*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The crab's head is like, punched off. The dead crab one is no longer a threat.
Digifanatic: "Very well then..."
Aribar: "Eroding Wind!" *The elf fires off a strong gust of wind at the second crab for 87% Wind damage and hopefully disables some of its abilities. The elf then follows up with a Magic Missile to blast the crab for 31% damage. (Wind Elemental Blast, Badge Breaker, Magic Missile.)*
Metal Man (GM): Well, unluckily for the crab, you not only break the shield, but then you disable it. Then you hit it for minimal damage with the magic missile.
Aribar: "It did work!"
Digifanatic: "I thought it would."
Charles Magellean: *He runs the strafe of the ninja, shifts out of appearance of the second crab, then reshifts behind the crab again to try to steal something.*
Metal Man (GM): You steal... the busted shield projector. It's like, totally busted, man.
Charles Magellean: "...Oro? ...!" *He tries to get away.*
Metal Man (GM): You escape.
Charles Magellean escapes successfully with the ...busted force shield.
Metal Man (GM): It looks like it was flattened by a large sledgehammer.
Digifanatic: "That could very worthwhile with a proper spell..."
Metal Man (GM): Or maybe stepped on by an obese elephant.
Digifanatic takes a small stare at that Star Rod...
Metal Man (GM): When you turn it sideways, it is completely like paper. It turns almost invisible.
Charles Magellean tosses it to the side.
Metal Man (GM): *KERBOOM* It makes a small crater when it hits the ground and combusts.
Charles Magellean tries to Command the second crab.
Metal Man (GM): It's more likely to command you to stop failing to hit it.
Charles Magellean stares at it to distract so it can RAM it. He ends his turn and must go take a shower.
Metal Man (GM): It takes decent damage.
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *He starts with the crab Charles attacked, and tries to get in a Super Mario Punch on it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The crab's armor is too hard. You bounce off of it.
Digifanatic: "Dah... stupid thing."
Metal Man (GM): It's like, the incredible crab with armor.
Digifanatic then tries Fire Punching it...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian Sawyer: "...Digi, what's the strongest move you have?"
Digifanatic: "...That." *He Overdrives*
Metal Man (GM): The crab sits there while you bounce off of it.
Digifanatic: "Now I may be able to do something."
Azure: "I guess we're about to find out....."
Metal Man (GM): You may do an overdrive attack, of course, it doesn't take an action to go overdrive.
Julian Sawyer: "Attack the crab!"
Digifanatic tries using an OD Thunderstorm on it to prevent it shooting someone.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. Now both hit. Your attack doesn't even phaze it. The crab seems largely impervious to your attacks.
Digifanatic: "Well... that's odd."
Metal Man (GM): 87/600%
Azure: "My turn. Here's everything..." *He bursts in prismatic aura as well.* *Overdrive* *and teleports from his position where the first crab was and appears before the second unguarded crab in an image of 3. They all take stance and the rush in using the entire variety of azure's base moves for the stunning super.* "Koho X! "
Metal Man (GM): All hit. The crab takes several hits, but remains unimpressed. It did take some damage, though.
Azure again attacks this time smashing the crab with an earth breaking hyper impact bounder. He grabs it teleports into the air and then smashes back down with it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Your attack deals no damage.
Julian Sawyer: *Braces for death*
Metal Man (GM): That crab uses its turn to drag you over to the headless crab. It steals the perfectly good shield generator off of it... then activates it, knocking you off of it. Crab 2 is now FULLY SHIELDED.
Azure: *Teleports away back to the others* "Ok that's pretty... low..."
Metal Man (GM): The other three crabs open fire again. Everyone takes 50 damage from the laser barrage.
Julian Sawyer: *KILLZORD!*
Aribar is knocked back and knocked out temporarily.
Julian Sawyer: *Revives... WITH A vengeance!*
Digifanatic loses his life and his Overdrive all in all a swoop
Julian Sawyer, kinda pissed of at the whole Laser Barrage Thing, Rushes Crab two and rears back, and delivers a glowing red haymaker, hopefully destroying the shield
Azure overdrive fades as well now with 2/3 of a life.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Your attack does nothing but shatter the shield.
Julian Sawyer: *O-O-O-OVERDRIVE! He then grabs the Crab's head, rears back, and tries a KO Punch with his last action*
Metal Man (GM): You hit it, for sure. But how much damage do you do? The crabs are tough sons of crabs. HP is just halved. No instant killing without the 2. However, that did give it quite a whallop.
Julian Sawyer then floats back to the group, his Rocket Boots having activated with the Overdrive entrance *Stops glowing red, too Deep breath*
Aribar quickly wakes back up, magic flowing through his veins as he's charged back up and ready to open a can of butt kicking on the crabs... The elf loses his reason for a moment and fires a beam of electricity at Crab #3 for (156% Electric normally, 312% Electric after vengeance)... After the beam of pure electricity is fired the elf extends his hand towards Crab 2 and a blast of electricity engulfs it as the crab takes 87% Electric damage.
Metal Man (GM): Man, those crabs have no luck, not that they need any. The shield of crab 3 is obliterated.
Charles Magellean uses his miniguns to fire 12 shots at Magicrab 2.
Metal Man (GM): All hit but one. How much damage per hit? You barely deal any damage at all.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean: "Another stupid mistake; won't happen again this fight."
Metal Man (GM): Thanks to the armor, you kinda poked it 12 times as opposed to making holes in it.
Charles Magellean dashes towards Crab 4, jumps behind and attempts to steal with Thief? He believes he knows the result of this.
Metal Man (GM): You run into the force field. Which is remarkably thick.
Julian Sawyer: "...KILL TWO!"
Charles Magellean attempts to dash away to run from a counter.
Metal Man (GM): It is way too slow to react.
Charles Magellean gets out of breath. End of turn. "That is... ONE... THICK... shield."
Julian Sawyer: "...So attack the ones WITHOUT SHIELDS!"
Digifanatic pops back up after losing his first life... "Oh boy..."
Julian Sawyer: "And you call ME an idiot..."
Digifanatic: "And I hate that armor... oh boy..."
Azure: "Could we concentrate here........"
Digifanatic: *First, he wants to Eye Spy the shields.*
Charles Magellean: "First off, I didn't know my bullets couldn't penetrate their hard armor. Second, I didn't know how thick the shielding was since I wanted to steal it."
Metal Man (GM): Two shields which are nearly perfect. Three which are dead for the moment.
Julian Sawyer: "...You can steal AFTER we take out the ones that aren't shielded! Jeez..."
Digifanatic: *Because only a real lucky break will penetrate armor (sorry Julian), he decides to Fire Punch the shield of Crab #4.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles Magellean: "Assuming one of you don't pound the living crap out of them."
Metal Man (GM): You kinda mildly damage the shield.
Charles Magellean: "But... gotta hope."
Digifanatic tries this again.
Metal Man (GM): You mildly damage it again. The Magicrabs's shields recharge. Then... things get ugly. They walk into melee range and start doing crab combos on everyone but Charles. -Julian Aribar Charles Digi- Whoops, not Charles. The one for Charles goes to Digi instead. I mean Azure. 28 damage per hit.
Digifanatic is hit... 4 times.
Julian Sawyer: *Uses his awesome Rocket Boot powers to dodge all but one of those* "You can't hit nothin'!"
Azure rolls to live once more
Aribar is practically snapped in half... However, his armor did prevent four blows from severely hurting Aribar...
Digifanatic starts to reel now...112%/120%...he starts thinking rings now as well.
Aribar: "I suggest we retreat..."
Julian Sawyer: "To where?"
Metal Man (GM): Crab 2 is looking a bit messed up; maybe you can kill him before he attacks.
Aribar groans, laying on the ground and practically dead.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies towards Crab Two and Goes for a Stlyish Punch to break open the shield*
Metal Man (GM): The crabs are doomed to always get 2s. The shield goes 'SNAP' Hope you can beat it down before it gives you another beatdown.
Julian Sawyer then pauses for a moment... Then bursts into flames. Julian opens his eyes and flies towards Crab 2, catching it with a punishing Uppercut to its head, then flies down and back up for another one
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. 152 per hit? The crab is barely alive. You could push it over if you did slightly more damage than Digi.
Digifanatic doesn't take offense at that comment.
Aribar slowly stands back up, definitely winded... Aribar fires a Magic Missile at the crab for 31% before casting a minor shielding spell on himself (Defending, +2 AC).
Metal Man (GM): That crab dies. Three left, yes. Each of which you have never managed to damage. Besides their shields.
Julian Sawyer: "Go for Crab 3."
Charles Magellean takes the time to catch the crab 3 off guard. He fires a destructive rocket.
Metal Man (GM): It actually takes full damage.
Charles Magellean takes this chance, while smoke is in its face, to go behind and attempt to steal something from the crab, be it the same things as last time, or something as timid as a crumb.
Metal Man (GM): It sorta winks at you, nothing else. You steal... Well, the shield is sorta stuck to this one, and so is the armor. So you steal an elbow macaroni off of it. Who stuck an elbow macaroni on the crab? Huh? Huh?
Charles Magellean ...walks away.
Metal Man (GM): It sorta moves in slow motion and misses you.
Charles Magellean uses one final attack; the Eye Laser at it. *20 damage and 1 action*
Metal Man (GM): You manage to deal damage to it thanks to the crit. However, since the damage is less than even a whole hit, you still only disable one actions.
Digifanatic first starts his turn with giving 100 of his rings to Ari. "Do what you did to the shield last time, if you can."
Aribar: "..." *The elf gives a nod as thanks, feeling a little better.*
Digifanatic: "Alright." *He then uses a Fire Punch on Shield #4*
Metal Man (GM): 8 damage
Digifanatic then defends for his last action.
Azure revives yet again 1/3. And quickly uses 100 rings to restore a life.
Metal Man (GM): Magicrabs! Unite! I mean... attack! The crabs make their move. They clearly know the people using rings are cheating death.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhhh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): So they open fire on them, dealing 100 damage to Azure, and 125 damage to Aribar.
Digifanatic: *Opens his eyes* "Oh boy..."
Julian Sawyer: *Ready for some more crab smacking, Julian flies towards Crab 3 and Stylishly Breaks the shield*
Aribar dies... Again.
Metal Man (GM): The shield *GASP* Blocks the entire attack!
Julian Sawyer: "...Huh? That shouldn't have happened..." *Tries again*
Metal Man (GM): ...Their luck hit a rebound. *BLOCK*
Julian Sawyer: "Oh come on, break already!"
Metal Man (GM): *SNAP* Shield broken.
Julian Sawyer: *...But Julian is out of actions! Oh noes!*
Charles Magellean: "Never seen so much blockage since... well... nevermind."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari! Toast it!"
Aribar fires off an Earth Elemental Blast and Magic Missile at the crab with its shield just broken. 87% Earth and 31% Non-elemental.
Metal Man (GM): I should retitle these 'The deadly crabs from hell'
Charles Magellean cracks his knuckles. He walks right up to Crab 3 and RAMS his fist and knuckles into power.
Julian Sawyer: "That's more like it..."
Metal Man (GM): It's still alive.
Julian Sawyer: "Do it again!"
Charles Magellean begins to inhale deep the air, swishes the inside of his mouth, and let's loose with the fire breath of an adult Dodongo.
Digifanatic: .oO(Boy... wherefore hath thine Mega Rush disappeareth over yonder?)
Metal Man (GM): You're more likely to hit your own nose than a crab with that.
Charles Magellean breathes fire onto the Crab, but it's hard armor resists that time. He stomps his foot on the ground. He gains the eyes of the swirl... but his wart starts to move to the center of his forehead. The wart grows to 3 inches, and Charles's skin starts to tan. He then starts singing Deliverance.
Julian Sawyer: "... What the hell is he doing?"
Charles Magellean looks to Crab 4....
Digifanatic: "No idea..."
Julian Sawyer: "Someone poke him..."
Charles Magellean fires a destructive rocket.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Why not that third one?!)
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO* You give the shield a nice crack.
Charles Magellean: "And a bottle of shine..."
Digifanatic is a bit confused about this whole situation, but he goes on anyways. He attacks all three of the Crabs with a Quake Smashing Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Charles Magellean starts clapping to the beat.
Metal Man (GM): Lessee... Digi deals 0, then 8 and 8 damage.
Digifanatic tries hitting Crab 3 with the Golf Club, something not done all match yet.
Metal Man (GM): Miss *SMACK* If your turn is over... Okay.
Digifanatic finishes up with one more Fire Punch
Metal Man (GM): Hit anyway.
Garrick Fy`aar can't shoot the darn thing...
Metal Man (GM): 0 damage 1500 EXP to you
Garrick Fy`aar tries anyway
Charles Magellean goes from Bubba Sparxxx's Deliverance to Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian.
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Julian Sawyer: "... Seriously, someone wake him."
Charles Magellean walks around, doing the Egyptian.
Metal Man (GM): What mode? How much damage per hit?
Julian Sawyer: "He's creepin' me out..."
Metal Man (GM): Is that armor piercing or not? 'cause while that can easily hurt him, it'll hurt a lot more if it was the armor piercing.
Julian Sawyer: "About time."
Metal Man (GM): *Shrug* Normally I wouldn't allow you to change mid-battle, but this has been taking forever. 513 damage. You toast the crab.
Charles Magellean: "Ooooh whey oooh... Whheeyy oohh whheeyyy oohh whey oohh whheeeyyyy oooohhhh..."
Azure arises once more looking down at crabs. He once again dawns his gauntlets and launches a double punch once again tapping the power of quake smash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit.
Azure: *23% for each 46% total*
Metal Man (GM): 0 damage. Your nonelemental punches are absorbed by the shields. The Magicrabs that are left decide to spread apart the punishment. Each person takes 25 damage from their lasers.
Julian Sawyer: "Why won't you things DIE?!" *Flies towards Crab 4 and tries to Stylish Punch it shield breaking BLAH!*
Metal Man (GM): *Shield breaking BLAH!*
Julian Sawyer: *Then goes all DBZ on the Crab 4 with a Double Speedbag POW!*
Charles Magellean: "Walk like an Egyptiannnn..."
Metal Man (GM): All hit. How much damage per hit? If it's not over 22, kick yourself! A lot! Ah... You deal 48 total damage. Anything else?
Julian Sawyer: *...No...*
Aribar charges up Terrorbolt to Level 3 and fires it at Crab 4. 258% Electric damage... Yay.
Metal Man (GM): Crab 2's armor is annoying, but your attack kinda gives it a hot foot. Now if only you hit it like that... two more times!
Garrick Fy`aar just blows the frickin' crap outta it
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Now I KNOW you're using armor piercing, because otherwise you'd be annoyed as even your gun of cheapness+1 fails to do too much damage.
Charles Magellean: *I hope that was crab 5.*
Metal Man (GM): If it was crab 5, then nothing he could do could hurt it. Crab 5's shield would, like, eat all of the bullets. So then, Garrick, what was it? -_o okay then. You deal the sum total of 63 damage to crab 5's shield. Oh! Oh! ...Well, you aren't that unlucky.
Julian Sawyer: "KILL FOUR!"
Charles Magellean fast forwards walking like an Egyptian to the point that he's moving so fast, no one can see him. He breaks the sound barrier, making a sonic boom, while moving towards Crab 4 just before stopping. He flicks it. *Pause Seconds later, the crab goes FLYING at 200 mph into the wall, taking 200 damage from the Ram technique; psycho style.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH*
Julian Sawyer: "... That's not good..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then it gets back up, badly damaged, but walks right back to where it was earlier.
Julian Sawyer: *Condition of the wall?*
Charles Magellean: "Me no done!"
Metal Man (GM): You notice a pink shield on the wall back there flickering off. The shielding apparently prevents you from destroying this place. Lucky you.
Charles Magellean opens his mouth wide to fire 2 Destructive rockets at it. *100% each, negate DR.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Hooray!"
Metal Man (GM): You annihilate it.
Azure: *Still looking at crab 5 with a great deal of uncertainty.*
Metal Man (GM): One crab with a shield left... it looks almost like it has yet to take damage from anyone.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright Locos!"
Charles Magellean wart goes back to the left. He loses his eyes and the music stops.
Metal Man (GM): In fact, until recently, its shield totally recovered.
Charles Magellean: "...Huh?"
Metal Man (GM): Although it is outnumbered. So it can only really kill one person at a time.
Julian Sawyer: "Nice job, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "...Oro."
Metal Man (GM): This is probably the sort of thing which massacres lizardmen like Mario eats pasta. Good thing it only lives underground, far, far away from most sentient beings.
Azure: *breaths deeply and then rushes the thing. He charges his weapon and uses that power in the mix with his own rageki fist technique greatly amping up the power. He rushes the barrier his punches once again surging with lightning energy.* "Here goes!"
Metal Man (GM): You do the Rageki attack and give it a Rageki noogie. How much Rageki power do you Rageki to it?
Azure: *100% *(Remainder Negated) *His turn is done*
Metal Man (GM): Is that total? Nevermind. any way it goes, it only breaks the shield. Which then regenerates a little. Okay... Then instead, you first break the shield... Then give it a Rageki noogie, dealing 59 damage. The angry crab retaliates by trying to bite you with those creepy jaws. Opposed STr checks! ...While waiting for Azure, I'll continue the attacking. It goes to bite Garrick and Julian respectively. Opposed STR checks with them too.
Garrick Fy`aar dodges...
Metal Man (GM): STR check, Garrick. Garrick avoids the jaws of crabbiness. While Julian gets a nice 80-damage bite outta him.
Julian Sawyer: *SURVIVOR!*
Metal Man (GM): Azure avoids being bitten.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The slow and desperate remaining crab is most likely to go for the kill if it survives this round.
Julian Sawyer: "That's it, you're goin' down!" *Regard less of whether crab can understand him or not, Julian tries breaking the shield again*
Metal Man (GM): You meet Mr. Shield. Who goes 'No hit for j00!'
Julian Sawyer: *AGAIN!*
Metal Man (GM): The shield of doom opposes you!
Julian Sawyer: *ONE MORE TIME*
Metal Man (GM): The evil shield is gonna get you yet. It is Crambo. Aribar: Obliterate it! ...Yeah.
Aribar fires a Prismatic Ray at the crab followed by a Magic Missile and a Fire Elemental Blast... Last two are 31% and 87% fire respectively.
Metal Man (GM): ...You send the crab into the X-zone. No, I don't care about the HP. The crab implodes and dies in the most horribly way possible.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aribar blinks as a black beam is launched and sends that crab to the land of evil pancakes... Or something.
Metal Man (GM): Winner!
Julian Sawyer: "FINALLY!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers... in 8 rounds.
Julian Sawyer: "Nice job, Ari..."
Charles Magellean: "What... was that?"
Julian Sawyer: "That was a miracle..."
Azure: *Just falls, nothing wrong with a warrior catching a few moments of rest.*
Metal Man (GM): 3 hours and 20 minutes = 4 minutes of game time.
Julian Sawyer: "Ari, mind hooking me up with some healing?"
Metal Man (GM): You all gain 5000 EXP.
Azure: "Man..." *Pant.* *talk about...* *Pant* *close...* *Pant*
Aribar: "That... was a spell that sent it into the X-Zone... Sure..."
Charles Magellean: "Whoa."
Metal Man (GM): You also gain 10,000 coins apiece.
Aribar tosses a Blue Potion Julian's way.
Metal Man (GM): The deadly evil crabs of indestructible death are no more.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches it and downs it LEVEL UP!*
Metal Man (GM): Charles: You gain 5 to STR and 50 HP. Astral Cube, Chaos Stone, Gene Resequencer, Rare Candy, Soul Stone... Madam Grunty's Official Mario Hat...
Charles Magellean dives for the gets the Rare before anyone else gets it.
Metal Man (GM): Royal Syrup... X Accuracy Fire Ruby And an Item Teleporter.
Julian Sawyer: *Takes the Item Teleporter*
Metal Man (GM): The crabs apparently ate a variety of items.
Charles Magellean also gets the chaos stone, and the X Accuracy, and the Royal Syrup.
Azure goes for the fire ruby and the astral cube.
Metal Man (GM): They'd have eaten all of Moody's shop if it hadn't been that they're underground. You have a suspicion they ate nearby magical items. Way too many of them. Ah yes... the Hall of Fame. That'll be back up tomorrow. Anyway...
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright, Digi, Ari, Charles, Oceanblaze and Rune... If I recall you'd just opened a valve. Metal told me you opened a valve. So, you're in that room. And it appears a door at the opposite end from the valve is unlocked.
Rune rubs his chin with his hand slowly. "Hmm..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Rune, over years of extruding his chin with his hand, has gained a very broad one indeed. :p
Rune: "I wonder if those crabs are the creators of this ruin..."
Azure: "Couldn't be."
Aribar: "More likely the guardians... I doubt we've seen the last of those things."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I don't think that either."
Rune: "Or if they just moved in when the previous tenants ran out of rent." *He chuckles at his own joke - pretty sad - and uses a Manual while examining the busted Shield Generator.*
Digifanatic: "More of security than anything else."
Azure: "This area wasn't always aquatic. Which... now makes me suspect... a few things about this place..."
Rune: "We don't know that."
Nick Caligo (GM): You find out exactly jack about that shield generator.
Rune: "That lizard just said it was in the water. We don't know if it was always in it or not."
Digifanatic: "Alright. Should we move on?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Its user's manual is a load of senseless jargon.
Aribar takes out Moonlight, the shortsword giving off a pale blue glow and illuminating the area slightly more. The elf decides to start forward towards and past the door. "Yeah."
Charles Magellean: "Move on it is."
Nick Caligo (GM): You're not entirely sure what a "Flux Capacitor" is.
Digifanatic follows Ari down.
Rune unsheaths the Psycho Wand and stows the items he gathered in his item-stowing place.
Azure: "Either way I doubt they made the place. To much defense on them."
Rune: "My luck is always like this..." *He mumbles as he follows them.*
Azure: *forward march.*
Charles Magellean with guns holstered starts walking towards the unlocked door. He slows the walking to peek into the next room from the corner of the wall before trying to move onward.
Nick Caligo (GM): The door leads into a very large, square chamber. There's doors on all sides, including the one you just came through.
Rune: "Why do I just KNOW this is gonna be a trap?"
Charles Magellean walks inside.
Rune: "I mean, it's like this room is screaming 'trappity trap trap trap!'"
Nick Caligo (GM): There's a few puddles here and there on the concrete floor.
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps the trap itself is the maze."
Rune: "Or maybe it's the puddles."
Aribar mumbles, "I don't know..." as he follows Charley into the room.
Rune: "I'm going to test one of these puddles. Just... y'know, to make sure."
Aribar: "They're just normal puddles I bet..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... alright."
Nick Caligo (GM): A few overturned stone benches lie here and there, and there's a little bit of rubble, but other than that, *shrug* Nothing really interesting.
Rune flings a bolt of light (tsu) at one of the puddles. "Better safe than sorry."
Nick Caligo (GM): The puddle evaporates from the heat.
Charles Magellean: "Become over-suspicious and we'll start to second-guess ourselves."
Nick Caligo (GM): "NGHAAAAHHHHH PUUUUUDHEEEELLL..."
Azure: "Great job..."
Rune: "... ...that does not sound like a fun thing." *He hurriedly casts NaRes on himself.*
Nick Caligo (GM): "You kill kraaahg's puhdehl..." *thump* *drag* *Thump* *Drag*...
Rune: "Why me...?"
Aribar: "... You had to zap it, didn't you?"
Nick Caligo (GM): I'm not gonna let you spontaneously cast it when you're obviously in deep trouble.
Azure: "Now that sounds... like an aquatic creature....."
Nick Caligo (GM): No, it's not very aquatic at all. I'll tell you one thing. It is very wet. Waterlogged is more the word.
Rune: "That is not aquatic. But it is large, scary, and I think I'm going to get myself killed."
Nick Caligo (GM): In fact, he looks like he drowned or something... yeah, that's a zombie. A zombie coming from the door to the room on your right.
Digifanatic: "What in the world...? Oh, great."
Rune: "...it's the same everywhere I go..."
Charles Magellean: "Now I understand the speech impediment. It's actually the local dialect."
Rune: "No matter where, no matter why... someone wants to kill me."
Nick Caligo (GM): He looks like he used to be human, but he's got weird carapace crap on his arms and legs, like he's suddenly half mollusk or somethin'. Or... arthropod... or somethin'...
Azure: "Well... there's... someone who use to live here... and still does..." *His feet begin to spread apart planting themselves on the ground.*
Nick Caligo (GM): And he's got these Cthulu-esque tentacles instead of a mouth...
Aribar: "An armored undead... Thing... Goodie."
Rune holds the Psycho Wand up and moves back a bit, but careful not to step on a puddle.
Azure: "And... that's just..." *Mental gag.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He coughs a lil' bit, grabbing his stomach in pain and dropping to a knee... before vomiting a bunch of ... bats?? ... Yeah, he just vomited bats... six of 'em.
Rune: "...bats. Wonderful. It's an Igglanova all over again."
Aribar: "Hrm... We can make you a new puddle, you know."
Nick Caligo (GM): And they, of course, hop into the air and flap their cute lil' wings.
Digifanatic: "This... isn't scary, but it's close enough."
Nick Caligo (GM): Aaand then they close in to attack.
Rune: "Please don't reason with the zombie. I have this horrible feeling... yep, yep. I was right. They want to kill us."
Charles Magellean unholsters his guns.
Rune: "Where's Wren's Posibolt when you need it?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Three of the bats break off from the group and circle around Charles and Ari for a bit--two on Charles, one on Ari. And then... *FLASH!!*
Azure: "Somebody heal that zombie... and... someone else take out the bats."
Nick Caligo (GM): They suddenly become like lil' comets, hurling themselves through the air.
Aribar tries to duck to avoid the bat, but is hit right in the face.
Rune: "...suicide bats, a waterlogged, puddle-obsessed zombie... what's next?"
Nick Caligo (GM): *PELT!*
Charles Magellean is pelted indeed.
Azure: "A waterlogged puddle-obsessed shield crab zombie."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ari's surprisingly knocked off his feet by that lil' bugger. 35 ice damage. You see a bright blue sphere encircling the bat for a few moments, fading away...
Rune: "PLEASE don't ever answer my 'what's next' statements, because they might actually come true."
Nick Caligo (GM): 40 ice damage to you, Charles--20 and 20.
Aribar: "Gah! Blasted bats... I'll get you for that..." *The elf says as he falls to the ground...*
Nick Caligo (GM): The other three circle over Rune, Digi, and Oceanblaze's heads, delaying their actions.
Charles Magellean gets that chilling feeling.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy."
Azure: "Saying its not any better." *He looks upward ...strangely...*
Rune: "...GREAT. I HATE bats."
Azure: "Everybody... what not to say that zombie can't make more? But... whats not to say they just bust... out of him..."
Rune groans loudly. "What I wouldn't give to be fighting Zio instead..."
Aribar quickly stands back up and swings his sword at the bad that hit him, even though he's far away from it. A wave of fire erupts from the slash and smacks the bat for 100% Fire damage (Fire Elemental Blast). Aribar then fires a Magic Missile at the bat to ensure it is in pain with 32% damage before pointing Moonlight at the undead zombie and having a ray of holy power shoot the undead thing... A Turn Undead spell.
Rune whistles. "Impressive..."
Digifanatic: "Nice shot."
Aribar nods a thanks before muttering, "Blasted bat..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright.
Rune: "Nice moves. You'd be a great Esper."
Nick Caligo (GM): You deal 50% and 16% damage to the bat... The blue sphere? Yeah, that's a shield. As your Turn Undead spell sweeps through the air to cut the Zombie's tethers to this world... It finds itself ALSO stopped by a shield... this one's bright yellow.
Digifanatic: "More colors..."
Aribar: "... Y'know, I'm just beginning to suspect that the people who made these ruins went a little too shield-happy with their guardians."
Rune: "Shields don't protect from healing, right? And it's a zombie? So healing hurts it?"
Charles Magellean despises being chilled to the core, yet... anyway, he uses his first action to fire six shots from his miniguns at the first bat that attacked him.
Azure: "That's an assumption... but I did suggest it at this battles start. Let's just keep up an attack offensive."
Aribar: "The positive energy would probably hurt it."
Nick Caligo (GM): 4 hits and one CRI-CRI-CRITICAL HIT!!
Charles Magellean: *25% per hit.*
Nick Caligo (GM): 62 damage... as the bullets bounce off the shields.
Rune looks very irritated at this.
Charles Magellean fires another six shots at the other bat.
Nick Caligo (GM): 4 hits
Charles Magellean defends himself for his final action.
Rune sweatdrops. "Does he do anything else?"
Nick Caligo (GM): 50% damage to that REALLY obnoxious blue shield. Sheesh, these bats are tougher than an armored car...
Rune closes his eyes and begins chanting something, moving his hands in front of him in very complicated motions. An unseen wind ripples past him, blowing his cloak and hair back, and he opens his eyes and mouth, screaming as the holy light fills and explodes out of him. He throws his head back, and two beams of light fly out of his eyes and one from his mouth; they vanish, and slam down into the Zombie.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nope. All of those were hits. Unfortunately for you, the SHIELDS are non-elemental. 5 damage, 5 damage, 5 damage. Well, the shield's HP is at 85 right now. Or 15/100, depending on how you look at it. One sec...
Rune narrows his eyes, chants again, moving his hands again. His eyes go black, and he hurls out his hand. A gravity distortion field attacks all enemies on the field, dealing 12% of their current hp (12% of 85, not 12 damage). Non-Elemental Gravity-based attack.
Nick Caligo (GM): 6 damage to three bats, 1 damage to another one, 2 damage to another, 3 damage to another, and... 5 damage to the Zombie... Or at least... to their SHIELDS. HAHAHAHAHAHA! What, can't do math? 20/100. The shields glow brightly simultaneously, giving a pretty, colorful effect before they fade away.
Azure turns to the the bat Charles had been attacking and decided to give his go at this. He rushed toward the bat equiping his gauntlets and jumped into the air. A small sparking lighting up quickly covered in lighting energy. "RAGEKI FISTS!" he smashed down at the bat over garrick with a double punch lightning style.
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Garrick?? Okay... Garrick is automatically hit.. .. Ohhh, I see .. There... isn't one... >.> But anyway, that's a pair of hits. One CRITICAL hit. Oh, right, sorry. Mind got muddled there.
Azure: *Weapons locks on to the zombie he ends his turn there.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Sooo waitwait. HOW much damage? You say 59% for each hit and then go straight to "So 100%." Whatever! You deal 59 damage anyway and knock out its shields. There's a loud, violent "POP!!" noise as the Bat shifts around in the air, trying to gain its balance.
Digifanatic also has a bat of his own to deal with... He starts off with a Fire Punch to the shield.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your fire punch connects on the shield, searing it quite well, making part of the blue bubble glow cherry red. 8 fire damage.
Digifanatic the follows it up by giving the thing a whack of his Golf Club.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP!* You almost bend your club on that thing. 6 damage.
Digifanatic defends for his third action. "Better buy some debarriers next time..."
Rune thwaps the Psycho Wand. "IF ONLY YOU'D WORK!"
Digifanatic also considers one of those Shell Phones...
Nick Caligo (GM): The Zombie brings up an arm and extends two clawed fingers and a thumb instead of a normal hand. The bats freeze over their targets and the Zombie's shield glows brightly before discharging into the three bats. They channel raw lightning down into Rune, Digi, and Oceanblaze. 30 damage to each of you. Lightning damage, that is. The zombie limps forward towards Ari now.
Aribar: "Bad zombie... Stay away!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The bats start to look pissy. They break off from the people they're flying around and bobble and wave in the air.
Azure slightly smokey "Ok..."
Digifanatic: "That's over with..."
Charles Magellean: "Wonder what's got their knickers in a knot."
Nick Caligo (GM): And then they start BOUNCIN' ALL OVER THE ROOM LIKE PING-PONG BALLS ON STEROIDS. Everyone make a SPD check, please. ^^
Charles Magellean makes only one step to the right.
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi and Rune both manage to dodge and step carefully out of the way of the crazy bats. Same with Ari. Charles and Oceanblaze each take 40 damage, though. One of the bats, you notice, bruised itself; its shields are still down... The bats beat their wings in the air after the attack, retaking their former altitude.
Aribar rolls out of the way of the bats and gets up, running towards the Zombie. The elf thrusts the sword towards the zombie as he gets up, a Light Elemental Blast beaming towards the undead for 100% Light damage... Thing. By now Aribar has reached the zombie and quickly gives it two slices.
Charles Magellean steps on a bat ball, gets hit on the chin by a bat ball, then is finally hit in the gut by a bat ball and while the final bat ball hit him in the back of the head to knock Charles to the ground.
Aribar then leaps back from the Zombie to give himself a little breathing room.
Nick Caligo (GM): *UUGH!! -WHIP WHIP!!- Nuuuuuuhhh!!* The Zombie takes both hits from your dagger after being SEVERELY winded by that light blast. 216 damage. Its shields are down. Way down... Love the humorous description there of the bat balls smackin' ya.
Charles Magellean notices Ari making the Zombie a whipping boy of sorts, but the focus is more on the bats near the ceiling, short of a belfry for them to hang out at. He realizes which one he shot at before and proceeds to fire 12 shots 'o bullet of grand divine.
Nick Caligo (GM): Charles, you have the aim of an LA police officer. 12 friggin' bullets and only three of 'em hit. Oh well. LA Cops can shoot 22 and not hit a Dodge... The first bullet shatters its shields. The second bullet clips its wing. The third one drives itself into the lil' bugger's chest. 50 damage to the bat.
Charles Magellean looks at that one on last time... he gains swirl eyes... to see into the bat's eyes. Opposed INT checks.
Nick Caligo (GM): Now THAT'S a failure. For the Bat, anyway. The Bat's eyes go all swirly as it stares back at Locos. Its HP's at... 216/500 Owch. Almost half dead there, Ari.
Rune begins to sing a spell, moving his hands in a pattern that spells something in runic letters. L-E-G-E-O-N. The white lights burst out, right after a Grav attack shoots out.
Nick Caligo (GM): You only managed to hit the rotting walking corpse, unfortunately. The bats zip and dodge the blasts of light. 34 damage to the Zombie... Taking it EERILY to exactly 250... 12 damage to Charles's new pet bat... I'm doing that damage right now. 36 damage to the Zombie, double damage from the Legion... Hang on... 1 damage to another bat's shield... 30 damage to a bat who apparently lost its shield and nearly gets its lil' skull crushed... 4 damage to another bat's shields... 5 damage to the other two bats' shields. *SIGH* Okay, Metal? Never allow an insta-hit smack-all-enemies attack EVER again. Or at LEAST have the common courtesy to make it a CONSTANT NUMBER, for crap's sake. This REALLY slows down the game.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmmm... I don't remember making Grav hit all anyway. Make it single hit.
Azure: *It quickly dawned on Azure as he had taken on more damage. He almost beat himself in his own mind for his ignorance to it. He quickly went inside of his gi and tapped something soon after 200 rings floated outward and around him glowing before they faded away. Life Restore! (3/3) 1 set of rings remain in his inventory. His gauntlets had locked on to the zombie previously so he rushed toward it and gave it quick one two set of jabs*
Nick Caligo (GM): Both jabs hit.
Digifanatic thinks it's also better to deal with the zombie... might summon more bats otherwise. He starts by using a Fury Materia. He then uses a Fire Punch on the zombie.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM* "NUUGGH!! FAR!! FAR BAD!!." 34 damage to the corpsinator...
Digifanatic then gies the Zombie a Super Mario Punch.
Nick Caligo (GM): Roll an INT check. More like not-so-lucky. *KAPLOOK* The Mario Punch was indeed a hit. Though he manages to wave the fire off his arm. The Zombie waves the fire off his arm and growls as his shield flits back on around him. He lunges at Digi and tries to slap 'im in the face, then reaches around to grab him. 35 damage from that, and... *CHOMP!* You feel it biting into your neck...
Digifanatic: "Dah! Leggo!"
Nick Caligo (GM): 45 damage, make a STR check. Matched. Reroll yours and forget the lucky. Yay! No poison for you! New round. Locos's bat just kinda' hangs in the air staring at him.
Digifanatic is exactly at his limit (110%/110%), having to remove his Stone Skin badge...
Julian Sawyer: *A generic blue warp portal opens up in the floors and spits Julian out, who lands on his feet for once* "...What'd I miss this time? What's with the zombie and the bats?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Oh, right! You were supposed to show up and take a turn at the end of the order. So, now that you've done the first thing, finish it!
Julian Sawyer: "I'll find out later, I guess..." *Sees the zombie, doesn't like him, and attacks, rushing him and hitting him with a twisting roundhouse to try and bring down that shield*
Charles Magellean nods in acknowledgement.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP!!! CRASH!!* The shield falls apart at the touch of your foot .. Oh, I saw roundhouse and thought it was a kick. Yep.
Julian Sawyer: "Die, zombie!" *Julian then proceeds to beat the crap out of the Zombie with a Double Beatbox*
Nick Caligo (GM): *THWAP-THWA-THWA-THWA-THWA-THWA-THWAP!!*!! The Zombie tried to turn around in the middle of your attacks... big mistake. It lands on the ground, eyes rolled into the back of its head, cheek caved in, drool coming out its tentacle-ey mouth. "Ghaahhhhhh puuuuuuhhhdll..."
Julian Sawyer: *Finishes the combo off with a roundhouse to the head, then backs off*
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, it died already, so... >.> *whap* Ah. Alright. NOW new round. This new combatant seems to make the bats mighty pissy. Again.
Julian Sawyer: "Anyway... someone mind telling me what I just killed? And why it's here?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Remember what happened last time? Well it's happening AGAIN! Everyone roll a speed check to avoid the ping-pong balls from hell.
Julian Sawyer: "OH GOD BATS!"
Azure: "Zombie. Something about a puddle. And here come some bats move!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Azure avoids, Charles avoids, Aribar gets SMACKED, Digi gets SMACKED as well. Repeatedly.
Julian Sawyer: *Dodges the hell out of the bats*
Nick Caligo (GM): And Julian... definitely avoids, though a few close calls with raging bat-balls is enough to make a guy nervous. One of them nearly clips his ear.
Aribar: "Gah! Blasted bats... They die!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Ari and Digi both take 40 damage.
Charles Magellean takes one forward dive to avoid the first bat ball, sidesteps the second bat ball by using a moonwalk, gives a headbutt to rebound the third bat ball, and uses a backflip and uses his left foot to kick the final bat ball away.
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, now I don't CARE where they came from! Kill them all!"
Digifanatic doesn't quite survive this mortality check...(2/3 lives left)
Nick Caligo (GM): Oh. Rune just got hit. 40 damage to him too. The bats hang in the air for a moment. Two of them charge up, gathering white energy around their shields, and ZOOM at Julian. Julian, right.
Julian Sawyer: "AHH!" *POW POW*
Nick Caligo (GM): 60 ice damage from both of those combined.
Julian Sawyer: *LIFE!*
Nick Caligo (GM): Da fook? Can he do that? What DID he just do?
Charles Magellean: *Mortality check.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Aha. He has 60 HP?? Or did he take a lot of damage during the last one? Yeah, 60 combined.
Aribar intends to get back of those bats... The elf sends off a Magic Missile and a Jolt to bats 1 and 2 respectively. Bat 1 takes 32% damage while bat 2 takes 18% and has a 50% chance of being paralyzed... The elf then downs a Blue Potion.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bat 2--which happens to be the one Locos is controlling--is paralyzed.
Aribar: "... Err... Oops... Sorry, Locos! Aimed at the wrong one..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bat 1 takes 16 damage to its shields, which are STILL working.
Charles Magellean: "...Karn`yea vhaz qotaun."
Julian Sawyer: "Stop talking in your crazy moon language."
Charles Magellean gives Julian a dark look... then looks back to the bat. He commands the bat to charge white energy and zoom into bat 3. He points at it.
Nick Caligo (GM): The bat appears to nod. Alright, that's action 1 right there. How 'bout the rest, Charlie? *WHAM!!* He shakes his head. The lil' guy puts everything he's got into it, killing himself while dealing 40 damage to the other bat. NOW take the rest of your turn.
Charles Magellean gives a Praise to the fallen bat for sacrificing itself. He concentrates energy into his irises and then fires an Eye Laser at the bat the commanded bat attacked. *20 damage and causes target to lose an action.*
Nick Caligo (GM): 20 damage indeed.
Charles Magellean passes his third action. >_>
Nick Caligo (GM): Only bat 3 has no shields .. Oh. Woops. Sorry Charles... uh... Okay.
Julian Sawyer: *RAH! Kill bat three! Julian rushes the unshielded bat and smacks him with a winding haymaker*
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM--THAP!!* The bat flies into a wall. OH yeah, that's quite dead.
Julian Sawyer: "...Ick." *How many bats are left?*
Nick Caligo (GM): You managed to bring the bats' numbers from 6 to 4. There's one that Ari seems to be doing a tango with, one flapping by Azure, and one flappin' around Digi. Correction. One flappin' around Digi's corpse. And one that seems to be tailing you.
Julian Sawyer: *Decides to give that bat a stern beating. Julian turns to him and delivers another haymaker, hopefully taking down the shields, then jumps up and spikes it into the ground*
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!* *THUMP!* Its shields shatter to pieces at your fist's touch. The bat itself is knocked nearly half to death.
Julian Sawyer: "I'm good at breakin' shields..."
Nick Caligo (GM) taps his foot and looks at his watch, waiting for Az.
Azure: *floats upward into the air fairly tired of the dancing with the bats. His gauntlets crackle with lighting energy.* "Stupid bats!" *Bang bang bang bang* *He lets loose a 2 set rageki fist combo.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright, I'm not one to believe in critical failures. *shrug* Alright, two hits instead of three. 'meh, if he wants to take a lucky for the whole thing, I won't stop him. Two hits.
Azure: *Electrical. He rushes at the bat again with a bozen smash*
Nick Caligo (GM): You overload its shield and drive that whatever-it-is on through its skull.
Digifanatic revives and Fire Punches that bat Azure stunned.
Nick Caligo (GM): You burninate the air next to the bat. Miss. Well, hang on. Oh, I see. Yeah, miss.
Digifanatic tries that same bat with a SM Punch instead.
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, that, I know, hit.
Digifanatic Overdrives... to no use so far, cause that he was last action, but... He goes from 19/19/18 to 22/23/22
Nick Caligo (GM): Two bats rocket themselves at Digi.
Julian Sawyer: "DUCK!"
Nick Caligo (GM): 60 damage, total.
Digifanatic: "I'll be fine... I think..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The stunned one remains stunned, aaaand...
Digifanatic: "Sucks when you have no chance to show your power, but hey, chance ya take."
Nick Caligo (GM): The last one pelts itself at Aribar in a fluffy white comety ball of death. *THUNK!*
Charles Magellean: .oO(Ahh dat. Please don't push it, Digi.)
Nick Caligo (GM): Right in the gut if I'm not mistaken, Ari. For 20 damage.
Aribar is knocked back and has the breath blown out of him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ari: Your turn. The bat that just hit you hangs in the air and seems to cackle in a high squeaky voice. It finds your pain quite amusing.
Charles Magellean: "...Anybody smell rotten corpse? I think it's getting worse."
Nick Caligo (GM): Zombie: *deaded*
Aribar: "... Die now... Terrorbolt!" *The elf quickly charges Terrorbolt up to Level 3 before firing the beam of electricity at the bat, disigntigrating it for 292% Electric damage. He then kneels down to the ground, nearly spent from being attacked and casting that spell.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Disintegrating it indeed. It becomes a heap of dust at your feet.
Charles Magellean: "Oh yeah... that's a keeper..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Nice one."
Charles Magellean fires 6 shots at bats x, x+1, and x+2.
Nick Caligo (GM): 5 hits on the first bat... 4 on the second... 4 on the third, stunned one. Your accuracy was SUPERB this time. The stunned bat falls out of the air, its hit points exhausted from the bullets.
Charles Magellean upgrades from LA Police officer to...
Nick Caligo (GM): Second one, drops out of the air, little x's in its eyes. x.x
Charles Magellean: *...gunman.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The other one gets a few dents in its... still-active shield. 62 damage to that one.
Julian Sawyer: "I'll get him." *He dashes towards the last remaining bat and gives it a winding haymaker to take out the shield, then follows up with an uppercut, then finishes by intercepting it and spiking it into the ground.*
Nick Caligo (GM): ... That's an interesting sequence...
Charles Magellean also drains more of the bad memories from his ear; silver ooze coming out from his ear. He opens another storage carton, drains the slime, then stores it so Moody Mandy can refine it.
Nick Caligo (GM): The haymaker brings down its shield, most certainly .. And in case you were wondering, the other two were indeed hits. Yep. That bat's dead. Very dead. Combat ova. Wah.
Digifanatic: "Well taken care of."
Nick Caligo (GM): And now I'm going to make a mental note.
Julian Sawyer: *O-O-OVERDRIVE*
Nick Caligo (GM): NEVER, EVER USE ENEMIES LIKE THIS EVER AGAIN. >_<#
Julian Sawyer: "Least it wasn't as bad as the crabs."
Charles Magellean: "I most definitely hear that."
Aribar casts Minor Healing thrice on himself.
Julian Sawyer: *Gives himself a prest of 100 Rings to boost him back up to 3 lives*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Ca-chick!* Metal, care to give an EXP value for this encounter?
Metal Man (GM): Well, I give this a cool 2500 EXP. It was around half as long as the earlier battle and half as deadly. Though it killed Digi... who needs to be revived. At least, if he isn't revived already.
Nick Caligo (GM): He's revived.
Metal Man (GM): Ok.
Digifanatic's Fury Materia fades, while leveling up at the same time, just long enough for it do the trick...
Julian Sawyer: *LEVEL UP! To 32!*
Azure: *Level up again! level 20 ding ding ding ding*
Nick Caligo (GM): Anyway, *Ca-chick!* You hear a door unlocking. Sounds like the one to the left of where you came in...
Julian Sawyer: "...Door, awesome." *Heads towards the sound of unlocked door*
Digifanatic follows Julian over.
Charles Magellean follows Digi who followed Julian.
Nick Caligo (GM): The door opens before you, revealing a big ol' triangular room... with... what appear to be... ... control panels?
Aribar: "... Does anyone remember what Kales wanted us to do in here?"
Julian Sawyer: "Gather artifacts... I dunno..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Yeah, those are unmistakably control panels.
Metal Man (GM): *Friendly reminder: Gather an ancient artifact!*
Nick Caligo (GM): One in the corner to your right, one along the side opposite that corner.
Julian Sawyer: *Looks 'em over*
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, they're covered in buttons. *He looks at Metal. LOTS of buttons. And even dials here and there. *He keeps looking at Metal. You know, Kairah would find this irresistible.*
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah... I can't figure this out. Anyone got a Manual?"
Azure: "Walks around the room slowly. He uses his" *True sight.* "As he looks the room over."
Charles Magellean: "Oh, come on. We can figure this out on our own."
Julian Sawyer: "Dude, look at all the buttons!"
Charles Magellean: "We'll at least Gibby isn't here."
Nick Caligo (GM): Your True Sight reveals the buttons to be, in fact, buttons.
Julian Sawyer: "If press the wrong one, we could... I dunno, do something, but it ain't gonna be pretty..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, let's not get started, Charles..."
Aribar: "I suggest we just head back and forget this whole thing..."
Nick Caligo (GM): And yet these buttons in particular seem so familiar...
Digifanatic: "I hope that becomes the last thing in my mind when we enter one of these rooms..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Yes, INT check time.
Julian Sawyer: *INT check time!*
Charles Magellean: "Point. Although I can't help but notice... deja vu?"
Julian Sawyer: *Hoo-rah!*
Nick Caligo (GM): ... These look sort of like controls from a place you can't quite remember. A place way in the back of your head... They're controls... you THINK... for a prison.
Julian Sawyer: "...Hmmm..."
Charles Magellean: "...Anything?"
Nick Caligo (GM): 'feh, you don't know that.
Julian Sawyer: "Looks like controls for some kind of prison..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Neither do I, for all intents and purposes.
Charles Magellean: "I'll keep that in mind."
Nick Caligo (GM): Yeah, you can see the labels on this thing, though it's inactive. CELL 1 DOOR, CELL 2 DOOR, TURRETS...
Julian Sawyer: *Looks for a power button or, failing that, an outlet*
Nick Caligo (GM): ... And in clear English, oddly enough.
Aribar just leans back on the wall near the door...
Nick Caligo (GM): Aha! Power button. There!
Charles Magellean: "Clearly it is a prison; no doubt in my mind."
Digifanatic: "I'm following Julian on this."
Julian Sawyer: "Hey! Found a power button. Should we press it?"
Charles Magellean follows Aribar's actions for this one time.
Digifanatic: "Can't see why not."
Aribar: "It would probably activate even more defense for this place. But it is probably needed to work everything else here."
Julian Sawyer: "That a yes or a no, Ari?"
Aribar: "No if you want to turn best, yes if you want to explore these things farther."
Julian Sawyer: "We'll just say you abstained. Charles, your opinion?"
Charles Magellean: "I am seriously against it for our immediate survival... ...But we gave Elder Kales our word. ...Press... i... t."
Aribar: "We did?"
Julian Sawyer: "3 for it, none against it, 1 abstaining, majority rules, Button gets pressed!" *Presses THE BUTTON... OF POWER*
Nick Caligo (GM): *BaWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!* The entire console suddenly comes alive with lights flowing over the buttons. They all flash at once as fluorescent lights in the ceiling slowly come on, giving dim light. A few of them flicker.
Digifanatic: "Well then..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Not too bad..."
Charles Magellean: "...And then the klaxons start to wail..."
PA: "Emergency power active. All systems online."
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, that's good."
Digifanatic: "Oh, a power generator of sorts. Seems innocent enough."
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, whatever this used to be, it's fairly advanced... CENTURIES ahead of your lizard buddies, that's for sure.
Azure: "And with one thing so comes another. I won't say... it... words always have a way of giving power."
Digifanatic tries to think of any buttons that would summon a useful command for them.
Julian Sawyer: "So you'd best keep your mouth shut, Charles."
Nick Caligo (GM): "Automatic Defense Systems powered up."
Charles Magellean: "Right about... now."
Nick Caligo (GM): INT check, Digi.
Julian Sawyer: "If anything goes wrong, remember, YOU agreed to push the button."
Nick Caligo (GM): There's a button labeled "Tab"
Julian Sawyer: "Can't pin the blame on me this time."
Charles Magellean: "I can equally blame all three of us."
Digifanatic: "As well as me..."
Charles Magellean: "Two, perhaps."
Digifanatic glances over at the Tab button. "Should I?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, there's a monitor built into the console, like that of a primitive Apple II age computer. Yeeeaah, the screen's busted.
Julian Sawyer: "Anyway, think we should explore some more?"
Aribar walks over to Digi to see what's next to the Tab button... As in, the key on the right... To see if it's a Q.
Nick Caligo (GM): It is, indeed, a Q. And look! A W, an E, an R, a T....
Aribar: "That looks like they normal keyboard like the ones at the Stadium..."