Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 220: Dumb Dinged Dang Field
Date: 12:00:01 AM, July 11th; 4:47:42 PM, July 12th; 2:05:30 PM, July 13th, 2005.
Editor's Note: And now for some irrelevant arena fighting, because that's clearly what anyone needs to read!
Rune in a flash of light, appears in the arena. "What... oh great."
Jinarceg appears in the way of a Kirby in SSB... warp star style.
Rune: "What, are you trying to be flashier than me? Hehehe..."
Jina: "I AM flashier then you."
Rune: "You'd like to be. Unfortunately for you, that's only in your dreams."
Jina: "Oh really? My sausages disargee."
Rune opens his mouth and his eyes, as he did in the Zombie battle. His eyes and mouth fill with holy light, and he screams, throwing back his head. The scream sends out a blast of white light from his mouth and two from his eyes, which slam down into the ground on Jina. As the light is clearing, Rune is holding the Psycho Wand horizontal. "Attacku!" he shouts, and a burst of white light streaks from the wand.
Jinarceg <---genius. He groans, being shocked by the spell mostly. He had manged to dodge a critical area for a moment... but that didn't help as he soon was hit again, critically.
Rune is standing with his cape flapping from the burst of wind that had emanated from the wand, a cocky grin on his face. "Still think you're 'flashier' than I am?"
Jinarceg snorted lightly, soon enough, a pitchfork appeared in his hand momentarliy, sausages on it.
Garrick Fy`aar sighs as he leans against a wall in the arena, growling softly... "...why is it all these new people we meet want to fight as much as they can?"
Jina: "How do you like yir sausages? BBQ'd or fried?"
Rune: "Hey man, I need to get back in shape! Sorry, I'm on a diet," *he grins.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Did you even have a 'shape' to begin with?"
MrMonster: "I have no idea, but I see it as a fine oppertunity to whack some sense into them."
Jina: "You don't want sausages? What a crazy fool!"
Jinarceg throws the pitchfork of sausages away, replacing it with a frying pan. He lifted it suddenly and batted two sausages at Rune.
Azure: "That's interesting... use of attacks... a great waste... but interesting...."
Rune deftly dodges a deadly deep-fried destroyer. He lifts the psycho-wand to block, but is smacked by the sausage.
Jina: "Never... EVER MOCK THE POWER OF SASUAGES!" *he screamed, grinning.*
Rune laughs at this and spears the sausage on the sharp end of his wand, turning it upside down and gnawing on it. "Not bad."
Jina: "Thanks. I take confidence in my cooking skills."
Rune: "This is still a fight, though, so you might want to keep going..."
Jinarceg grunts. "I know that." he muttered, raising his relfector shield.
Rune looks irritated at this Shield. "Man, you are really irritating." He runs up at Jina and smashes him twice with the Psycho Wand; after each smash, a light flashes.
Jinarceg flies through a warphole and back again.
Jina: "Uh... what the hell?"
Rune turns around and grins, doing the two-fingered 'V-For-Victory' sign before Jina comes in.
Jinarceg grunts, whipping out his Onimous Sasuage Frying Pan, slamming another two sausages at Rune.
Rune gets his by the first, but the second one flies past him. "What are you, a baby? Put some backbone into it."
Jina: "Are you mocking... my ultimate power?!"
Rune: "...that's pretty crap-tacular."
Jinarceg sniffs. "Why are they all so mean to me? It took me my whole life to perfect that!"
Rune: "...you need a new hobby."
Jina: "Yeah... I get that... a lot..."
Rune blinks and watches as the Psycho Wand begins glowing, very brightly. (Switched to special mode) He grins, and runs in, swinging it at Jina.
MrMonster looks to see if Azure will step into the ring with Rune or not.
Azure floats on down from his place in the stands into the ring.
Rune: "Hey, hang on, let me rest a minute." *He moves his fingers in an odd little star-shaped path, and is washed over with a healing light (NaRes, to make the battle even.)*
Azure: "Take your time." *He sat down in a meditative like state.*
Rune: "Go ahead, I'm ready." *He grins, the Psycho Wand back in normal mode. He runs at Azure and beats him over the head, twice, with the wand. He does the little victory sign with his fingers again.*
Azure's eyes go all dizzy as he falls out. He flashes in light as he returns on a panel. His face not looking too happy. His palms glow as a ball of fire charges within. He pulls it backward spreading his legs apart fairly mad about being whacked over the head. He slams it forward sending 2 flaming balls of energy toward Rune. As they get closed the look like an opened dragons mouth "Dragon Fang!"
Rune deftly dodges deadly destroying doom-balls. He quickly moves his hand from one side to the other, and shouts "TANDLE!" A burst of thunder shoots out at Azure, with a follow-up attack from the Psycho Wand.
Azure stands knocks off the shock of the thunder attack for now. He could see he had taken rune far to lightly. He rushed toward him his body began to wrap in a bubble of air showing off the speed burst. He arched his shoulder and rammed it at Rune. BOZEN SMASH!
Rune falls back. "Ugh..."
Azure: *15% Confuse effect is now in place.*
Rune looks irritated, and flings a Tsu (light element) at Azure, then another Tsu.
Azure: *He slips into his gauntlets quickly (quickdraw) they begin to charge. Not letting up on his assault he rushed again at rune this time whale at him with his charge weapons. One misses the other hits.*
Rune: "Howja... like that, shucker..."
Azure: *Dies and reappears*
Azure: "I didn't..." *He rushed rune again this time his gauntlets crackle with thunder energy as he pounds at him with a 2 setter rageki fist combo.*
Rune: "Wooo, the room's spinning..."
MrMonster: *Oh... I see where he said that... Well...*
Azure: *61% fire damage*
Rune spins around, releasing another pair of Tsu bolts at Azure.
Azure: *Weapon lock on. Combo weapon from hell as of now!*
Rune grins from the healing. "Whee!" He vanishes in a flash of light, then reappears, looking very angry. "You are SO screwed now." He uses Tandle again, flinging the thunder at Azure.
Azure shrugs "This isn't a battle for my life."
Azure: "Someone can't control themselves in battle. Get your emotions in check and maybe we have fun next time." *He rushes at him again fist with a combo set then a dragon fang blast followed by a bozen smash to put rune away from close range with him. Weapon Attack: 43% total Dragon Fang: 61% fire Bozen Smash: 15% confuse*
Rune laughs as he spins, and hurls out another pair of Tsu attacks. "You are gonna get it!"
Azure: *Attack 2: Use Weapon *(+4 to hit extend o glove) Weapon mod to hit, weapon damage. Two attacks.* *Rushes at him with at new move. He appears before rune with his arms wrapped around him smashing inward * "Impact Bounder!" *20% Grabbed He glows in prismatic energy overdrive He actually pushed Rune away and begins to charge. Many copies of himself appearing all around Rune.* *Charging Illusory Death*
Rune closes his eyes, still spinning. He opens them and screams out "L-E-G-E-O-N!", and the light balls come flying out of his hands, followed by a bolt of Tsu. "Wheeee... that tickles."
Azure charges again taking up two more actions. All the images seem to swirl around and converge back into one image. Azure appears at runes side and slams his fist into Runes ribs. "ILLUSORY DEATH!"
Rune in his stupor, actually ducks the attack... whee!
Azure: *405% fire and lighting damage go flying at a nearby wall into nothing.*
Rune's confusion drops (right?) "Woah! Who did that to the wall?" *He flings another pair of Tsu's at Azure; they miss, and slam back into him.*
Azure splits into 3 images all around rune. The all seem fairly pissed as they all begin to whale on rune from about 100 different angels using almost a wide array of attack techniques. KOHO X
Rune is dead.
Azure charges hell dragon.
Rune comes out and bashes Azure with the Psycho Wand.
Azure loses his charge being hit by psycho wand. He charges again. And releases his flaming dragon fiery explosion of doom attack. HELL DRAGON *366% fire damage* *Azure Uses all 3 of his actions and charges chaos crisis.*
Rune beats Azure twice with the Psycho Wand angrily. "Why don't you die?"
Azure: *EXCELLENT IT'S OVER. RUNE IS THE WINNER.*
MrMonster hops down into the arena, the giant one-sided Rakualk in hand. "Let us see if I can topple your winning streak."
Rune looks at him. "Hoo, you're a big boy."
Metal Man (GM): I give Rune Nein ja EXP, with a side of nein ja coins, and a new item, Nein Ja. >_o
Rune runs at Monster, smashing him twice with the Psycho Wand. "How'dya like this?"
MrMonster tries to block but is hit both times... Luckily his leather armor takes the brunt of the blows. He staggers back, but won't give up so easily. He dashes the few feet to close the gap between the Esper and himself before giving a mighty uppercut with his sword and then slamming the blade down upon Rune's head. He stoically accepts the damage, already looking the worse for wear...
Rune grins. "FLAELI!" The five fire-bolts streak out, impacting in a central place... as the smoke clears, a flash of light and a searing pain on Monster's chest (the Psycho Wand) bursts open.
MrMonster is on the edge of life and death with the fireblast, but the staff... *... Knocks Mr. Monster back and to the ground where he loses consiousness. He quickly wakes up, although he's not in the best condition... He quickly gets up and thrusts Rakualk forward... A kintetic blast of energy rockets towards Rune, trying to hit the Esper in the chest with a Sword Shot.* "Kinetic Shot!"
Rune: "Ugh! That hurt... but how about this shot?" *He flings a Tandle at Mr Monster, the thunder crackling as it flies at him. Right behind it, again, is Rune with the Wand, striking again.*
MrMonster is shocked by the electricity and then probably beat to death by a staff. He is on the ground, unable to move due to Tandle.
Rune uses "Flaeli" again, then smacks him with the wand. *The five streaks of fire smash into Monster, and the bright light explodes in front of him.*
MrMonster is burninated... And staffinated. He is alive... And ready to murder Rune. He decides to swipe his sword at Rune first of all... He dies from his own attack... Rune's worthless go.
Rune watches as Mr Monster dies, and he uses NaRes. "Hmm... hmmm... hmm..."
MrMonster runs at Rune and launches two more smacks at him with Rackualk...
Rune: "Ow... you are so toast." *The blue-haired Esper holds up a ball of fire. It splits into five, and he says* "How many balls can you see?"
MrMonster: "..." *He dives to avoid them.*
Rune flings his hand forward as soon as the Trulander says anything, into a Flaeli, and then SMASHES into Mr Monster with the Psycho Wand, driving it into his chest. The light flashes again. A section of the stadium explodes where the Flaeli hits it. >> "My aim never was THAT great..."
MrMonster slams his sword into Rune and then drops Racualk, going to try and squeeze the life out of that damn Esper.
Rune: "Woah... You've quite the arm on you..."
MrMonster: "And you'd be quite the wimp without your staff."
Rune flings a Tandle at Mr. Monster. The Lightning streaks out and smashes into him, and followed by a Foi.
MrMonster: "... Or when your magical energies run out."
Rune: "News for ya... they don't. Sorry... my powers are one-hundred percent natural!"
MrMonster just waits to be killed.
Rune's eyes and mouth begin to glow as the light builds up inside him. An unseen wind ruffles his hair and cape, and he throws back his head and screams, sending the three bolts of light into the sky. They slam down into Mr. Monster's body, followed by an icy-cold ball of water.
MrMonster: "... All of that time in that blasted Transformer has weakened me..."
Rune: "You're almost toast, man... Though, gotta tell ya... I'm not feeling to hot myself."
MrMonster decides to sunder Rune's staff after all... He launches a psionically enhanced punch at the staff (Smash Attack) before leaping back and launching a Ring Toss attack at the staff... And Rune if possible. "Psionic Ring!"
Rune: "Why in the hell would you... alright, you're toast." *He flings out his hands, and blasts Monster with a Wat, followed by a round of Flaeli.* "DIE!"
MrMonster dies. Yay. Finally.
Rune does the "V-For-Victory" sign again. ^^
Julian Sawyer: *Watched from the stands.* "Alright, so you can beat the dregs. Surprised you took down Azure, though... But he made some stupid decisions."
Rune shrugs. "A stupid decision is still a decision."
Julian Sawyer: "Also, if I were you, I'd aim better. Kales ain't gonna be happy about that fireball..."
Rune: "Like he'll be happy about Azure's HUGE blast that hit the wall..."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, but he didn't destroy anything."
Rune: *jerks his thumb at the gi-freaking-normous hole caused by Azure. He* "...yeah, he did..."
Julian Sawyer: "Anyway, let's see how you do against me. If you're up to the challenge."
Rune: "Nah. See, I got better stuff to do... unless you have a shield attack you're willing to let me test my Wand on?"
Julian Sawyer: "Wimp. There's nothing ELSE to do here."
Rune holds up the busted shield generator. "Sure there is."
Julian Sawyer: "You honestly think there's someone who can fix that here?"
Rune: "Give me the time, and I will find a way."
Julian Sawyer: "I highly doubt this. These things hadn't mastered STEAM by the time we got here."
Rune: "I said 'I.' Not 'I will find one who can fix it.'"
Julian Sawyer: "Have you ever fixed something like it before?"
Metal Man (GM): You'd look again where the holes in the stadium were... they're gone? Odd. Maybe there's a reason they never take the moss off of it.
Julian Sawyer: "...Huh."
Rune: "...man, do you even know what my world is like? We have cloning machines. I fought the ultimate evil. We have androids who walk around, and some who have emotions. I'm pretty sure I can fix it, thanks."
Julian Sawyer: "Good luck then... Don't know where you're going to find the required tools or parts."
Metal Man (GM): Sure. You discover that everything is wrong with it. Yeah. If you know how to fix 'Everything'
Julian Sawyer: "What's the diagnosis, doc?"
Metal Man (GM): Well, you try to fix everything. Unfortunately, by trying to fix it all at once, you cause it to explode. You now have pieces of it everywhere... some of it in your hair. Your hair looks like one of those mad scientists.
Julian Sawyer: "...Not good, eh?"
Metal Man (GM): Now, it could probably be fixed, but even with these bizarre manuals, you can't really seem to fix it. The best course of action is to gather the pieces.
Rune goes and picks up the pieces.
Charles Magellean may have one final chance to pick up a shield generator.
Rune: "Don't touch."
Metal Man (GM): You might also realize that if you try to fix it again, it might do more than explode. It might immolate itself.
Julian Sawyer: "I'm all the way over here."
Metal Man (GM): Those capacitors are, like, tweaky. Whatever they are.
Rune places the stuff in his stuff-placing place and pulls out the Crab Laser. "Julian."
Metal Man (GM): The laser thingy is missing a power source, yes.
Rune: "Come here and put your hand on this power slot."
Julian Sawyer: "Screw you."
Rune: "I'm pretty sure the energies from my magic will screw with it. Yeah, yeah, yeah... just do it, would you? It shouldn't hurt you."
Julian Sawyer: "And how would placing my hand in the slot do anything?"
Rune: "I think it's powered by biological energy. Okay? If you won't do it, then I'll do it myself, but I'm doing it next to you so that if it explodes, it hits you."
Julian Sawyer: "Then trick one of the lizardmen into putting their hand in."
Metal Man (GM): The slot is too small for lizardmen.
Rune moves over next to Julian and sticks his hand in the slot.
Metal Man (GM): Julian and Rune: Opposed SPD checks.
Julian Sawyer: *Being much faster than Rune, gets the hell away*
Metal Man (GM): Julian's hand is there one minute, and, like, *ZOOM* out of range the next. So you fail to touch him with it. Oh, right. Well, still holds up. Julian leaps outta the way as you instantly die from your life force being turned into laser energy. You also destroy a tree. I mean... obliterate it. Apparently the crabs had precise control over their own energy.
Rune: "...okay, let's try this..." *After resurrection, he sticks a ring in the slot while pointing the gun at the sky.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens.
Julian Sawyer: "...Yeah, this is why I don't listen to you."
Metal Man (GM): The ring, it looks shiny.
Rune: "AH-HAH! I've got it!"
Julian Sawyer: "What now, Dr. Genius?"
Rune: "I believe I can construct - with the proper tools - some sort of energy-flow regulator... you know, to block the energy? So that I don't die from the shot. Although... that was really cool."
Julian Sawyer: "...Remember, we're in a village that hasn't gone past the Steam Age. Where do you plan to get all this stuff?"
Rune: "Thus why I'm not doing it now. Absolutely... WAIT. Where's Aribar?"
Julian Sawyer: "I dunno."
Rune: "I saw him use some sort of power emerald..."
Julian Sawyer: "...You're gonna put a Chaos Emerald in there? Good luck, just don't be anywhere near me when you use it."
Rune: "A what?"
Nick Caligo (GM): *pant... pant...* Sorry I'm late, long day of errands.
Rune: "You know... that kinda sucked."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, I'd say something that kills you when you touch it sucks."
Rune: "I know! I'll get a squirrel."
Julian Sawyer: "Get 50 of 'em. Otherwise you're gonna be a one-shot wonder."
Metal Man (GM): There are, just not in this village. And this downtime will probably have to pause here. 'Since we'll want to resume that battle!
Editor's Note: Awww, it was almost entertaining to watch Kerian flop about like a fool after he defeated less powerful Questers.
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright, when we last left off, everyone was attempting to kick the shit out of Sky. You all know the setting. Big cylindrical prison area with many many levels (about 11) of cells. *Warp* *Warp* *Thud in the sand* Yes, now Rune and Charles are there. ... *sigh* Just another second... Nope, it's still quite up. Now that I've FINALLY got a group of rabid monkeys at bay.
Nick Caligo (GM): Christ, I TELL people, I give them instructions so that I DON'T have to tell them stuff today, and what do they do? They ignore it! *sigh* Right, anyhow...
SkyHigh: "See? I'm invincible with this thing!"
Rune: "Nice barrier."
Azure: "Don't compliment him.........."
SkyHigh: "Hey, you, guy with the blue hair..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He points a saber at Rune.
SkyHigh: "Nice CORPSE!!"
Rune: "Thanks." *He grins,* "You too."
Nick Caligo (GM): The energy at the base of his lightsaber swells with black energy and a huge ball of darkness lances out of it, straight at Rune. So, that a hit or what? Nope. Don't worry, it's higher than yours. NORMALLY this thing deals 97 damage.
Tridus: "SkyHigh! Show me that technique again. I find it... interesting."
Nick Caligo (GM): *KABOOM!!* Well, you'd all recognize Mewtwo's shadow ball as it blows Rune to bits... There's a big smoking crater and Rune's boots where Rune was standing a second ago. "Hahaha, the best corpse is NO CORPSE!."
Julian Sawyer: "And that Reflector... GAH! I STILL CAN'T GET OVER HOW CHEAP THAT WAS! He charges up his most powerful spell, AND YOU JUST REFLECT IT BACK! At another person no less... and you just killed Rune!"
Nick Caligo (GM): "Now... what next... Let's see... Reinforce Shields..." *Vree!* The shield goes blue suddenly, "Aaaaand shred that angry lookin' punk to PIECES!" He jets over to Julian and looks up at him... ... my... that's a ... short guy. You thought he was taller a second ago, but you're a full head taller than he is. "Heheheheh..." *VOOMVOOM!!* He makes a couple of quick swipes with his sabers. 76 damage from both attacks. 152 damage total.
Julian Sawyer: "GAH!" *Goes down from those two slashes as his boots cut off, and falls into a convenient generic blue warp portal*
Nick Caligo (GM): "Now, who's next?" He looks around at the group...
Julian Sawyer: *That portal turns red as Julian rises out of it, glowing red and looking just a BIT angry.* "...Aw no. Now you done it. Just had to go and PISS ME OFF!" *Launches towards Sky with Vengeful quirk in full effect, and lands a twisting haymaker, followed up with an uppercut*
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP* *CRACK!!* 131 damage each punch... The force dulls on impact with the shield, which is now halving your damage. 262 damage total.
Aribar casts "Summon Flies IX."
Nick Caligo (GM): Dead Aribar, now that you're smoldering, what do you have to say about this travesty?
Julian Sawyer: "...Son of a..." *Lands, the red aura disappating as Vengeful wears off*
Rune's body is rebuilt, boots up, and he has a very surprised look on his face. Immediately, without thinking, the Psycho Wand bursts into a white light, glowing brightly and shimmering all over. "Wow..." (Wand switched to Special mode.)
Nick Caligo (GM): That all?
Azure not really having much choice he rushed the barrier again giving a full onslought of his rageki fist combo. (all 3 actions.)
Nick Caligo (GM): *Whiff* *PAK!* *PAK!* *Whiff* *PAK!* *WHIFF!!* Sky's a real slippery kinda' guy. 3/6 hits.
Azure: *177% total electrical damage.*
Nick Caligo (GM): 88% total electical damage, you mean. The shield absorbs half of it. *sigh* SORRY about that, folks...
Tridus: *Crazy as usual... he continues hurling slow-moving electrical attacks at Skyhigh. Will he get a crit? Or will he just continue being smacked? Let's find out.*
Metal Man (GM): *Slow-moving electrical attack*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Bash* *Bash!* He bats them both back at you... and you come CLOSE to hitting them back at him this time, but get shocked by your own attacks. New round!
Sky: "Alrightalright, enough playin'... let's see... You! Tridus, the wimp with all the scars."
Tridus: *Blatantly ignores Skyhigh*
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky walks up to Tridus. WALKS up. He doesn't run, he doesn't jump, he doesn't fly. He WALKS. He blatantly GIVES everybody a chance to take a single attack of opportunity.
Julian Sawyer: "...AUGH!" *Reaches into his back pocket and takes out... a Debarrier Cube? WHOA! Toss!*
Tridus: *He decides to give Skyhigh a stab in the gut.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *DEBARRIER'D* *STAB* Sky: "..."
Sky: "... Wait a sec, wha... what's this... pain??" *He looks down at himself and notices blood from where he just got stabbed by Tridus.* "... Oh HELL no..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Why didn't I do that earlier... ...'Cause I forgot I had those, that's why."
Tridus: "Oops, my sword slipped."
Rune: "He's probably gonna turn it back on..."
Julian Sawyer: "I doubt it."
Nick Caligo (GM): "THAT'S IT!!" His rockets suddenly jet on and he uppercuts Tridus in a burst of darkness.
Rune: "I don't. Zio did it."
Tridus: *Is healed*
Nick Caligo (GM): *BOOM!* Tridus is healed for 80 HP but still knocked way up into the air.
Tridus: "Nice try, birdbrain... ahhhh!!!!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky performs a flip, kicking him back down to the ground.
Julian Sawyer: "This isn't Zio."
Rune: "No, really? I'm sorry, the lack of black hair and tacky cape didn't clue me in."
Nick Caligo (GM): 76 damage from that attack...
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up and fight."
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky finishes off his combo (As I get a shitload of mecha pictures from a friend...) by just letting himself fall to the ground, STEAM shooting out the joints in his armor .. The fuck? Is he a steam engine now?
Nick Caligo (GM): ... And suddenly it turns out not to be steam but FIRE. "FALCOOOOOON..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Awwww hell..."
Rune: "Great... great great great..."
Nick Caligo (GM): "PUUUUNCH!! PUUUUNCH!! PUUUUNCH!!!" He punches his way around the group in a triangle, hitting Tridus first, then blasting his way through Julian and Azure, then through Rune and, again, Tridus. All of you make SPD checks. This is no mere Falcon Punch... he's so wreathed in flames that he's like a fireball streaking around the room. Rune: Burninated for the full 107 damage.
Nick Caligo (GM): Azure: Also burninated for the full 107 damage. You're alive. BURNT, but alive. C'mon, c'mon, Tridus has two checks to make.
Azure is charcoal smokey and now... the living avatar of why forest fires are wrong.
Nick Caligo (GM) taps his foot and checks his watch a few times. Tridus is... ... dust .. Oh. >.> ... Oh. >.>Should I wait for Julian? DAH! Stupid up key. Clearly. Who thinks we oughta' wait?
Rune grins and fires a Grav at Sky, dealing 12% of his current HP. (Eye Spy him, then). Rune then runs at Sky and attacks him with the Psycho Wand, in special mode. If it hits, it has the effect: DEBARRIER.
Nick Caligo (GM): CONTACT LENS IN BACK OF EYE!! Be RIGHT back, I gotta go to the bathroom and fix this. Back. Alright, now that my contacts aren't KILLING ME here... Hoo... okay. Sky takes 12 damage from the Gra spell. After Eye Spying him... You find out his damage is at 27/150 since the shield is so abruptly down. 120 HP. You did 12 damage, he'd already taken 15. Actually you did 12.6 damage, but who cares about the stupid little decimal .. Right, 12/120, sorry, misread the 2 as a 5. Erm, 27/120, that is. No, he's at 27/120. He had 15/120 before, now it's 27/120. And you crit missed him.
Rune: "Damn, you're tough..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright, how's Mimic work? ... Main ability?? That's like saying "Main Finger" ... He doesn't have one... The Shield is an item, I can at least tell you that. Azure: It's not wasted, I'll let you do something else instead. 'feh, you're cool. No, it's not. Because I'm letting you take it back.
Azure rushes Sky with another rageki fist assault but he ends it slamming a dragon fang at him in the hopes of getting some form of justice for looking like smokey the bear's best friend.
Nick Caligo (GM): *Triple Whiff* Not a single one of those had a ghost of a chance of hitting.
Azure: *He tries to slam him with a bozen smash*
Nick Caligo (GM): He ducks that one, too. Sky might not have a shield, but he's just as fast as he's ever been...
SkyHigh: "No, no NO! This doesn't happen. This CAN'T happen. My plan was foolproof! Hm... heheheheheh... but I've still got a few tricks up my sleeeeeve..."
Julian Sawyer: "Wasn't foolproof enough."
Nick Caligo (GM): He just holds back, putting his sabers up to defensive positions.
Julian Sawyer: "And now the shield's down... Think I'll take me one of those saber." *Leaps at Sky and attempts to take one of those sabers off his hands*
Nick Caligo (GM): He whips out of the way of your attempt to yoink a saber.
Julian Sawyer: "I don't give up that easily!" *Lands and immediately turns and tries again*
Nick Caligo (GM): OH, so close. Not so close. My mistake. ^^
Julian Sawyer: *ONE MORE TIME. He can always take him out with a few Vengeful attacks when Sky kills him for this.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Whiff!!* Your hand grabs nothing.
Julian Sawyer: "Stop moving!"
Sky: "What, and LET you grab my weapons? Oh, sure, let me give them to you, here, hold out your hand."
Julian Sawyer: "Screw you." .oO(dammit, if only that saber I swiped off Gerald would work...)
Azure: *Hp: Now 109%/100% Mortality Check*
Nick Caligo (GM): Alright, you succeeded, now take your turn.
Julian Sawyer: "Get him, Azure!"
Azure: "Easier said than done my friend." *His body battered,charred,smoked,and grilled.*
Julian Sawyer: "GO!"
Azure rushes sky his fists again erupting in lighting. "RAGEKI FISTS!" the lighting flashed and surged around the room as he tried to hit. His vision was blurry and his aim was greatly off. The injuries were taking there toll on him.
Nick Caligo (GM): You... ALMOST hit him once... At least, you think you did. Sky just sort of stands two feet away from Azure while he wails on the air.
Azure backs away stumbling a little. He wasn't really sure he had done anything. At least he thought he had. He gained enough momentum to get back close enough to everyone. *Turn end*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Sky: "... XD."
Azure: *Pants, holding himself up.*
Sky: "An F for F-fort."
Tridus: *He reappears... BOILING with fury. Dark energy surrounds him as he runs at Skyhigh.* "RAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGH!!!!!" *He leaps at Skyhigh with a desperate sword slash*
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky sidesteps Tridus's attack and lets him careen through the air and scrape a wall instead.
Tridus: *The wall in question would receive a deadly SIXTY damage from the darkness empowered sword. Though it's still a wall.*
Rune growls angrily. "That does it. You are so, freaking, dead." He points the Lobster Claw Cannon at Sky and shoves his hand into it. "See ya..." The cannon sucks out his life force, channeling it into a TREMENDOUS blast of energy.
Nick Caligo (GM): *SLICE!!!* Sky takes all the dreaded 60 damage that Tridus can muster up.
Tridus: *Deals 60 damage to Skyhigh, with the Psychotic and Vengeful slash giving him a good cut.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He seizes up as Tridus flies past him...
Sky: "... HOW!! God-fucking-DAMN it, you hit my HEAD! You maniac, what the FUCK do you think you're DOING!?!"
Tridus: "I... used the ancient powers of darkness to rend your head."
Julian Sawyer: "Watch your fucking mouth!"
Tridus: "I can't believe I still had the power... heh... heh... hehehehehehe..."
Nick Caligo (GM): 87/120 Yeah, he's pretty close to dead.... And yet he doesn't seem paniced any more.
Rune runs at Sky and smacks at him twice with the Psycho Wand. "DIE, DAMMIT!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP! Whiff*
Tridus: *He is now creepily laughing to himself.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Rune cracks his skull with a lucky hit with the Psycho Wand. Sky falls over and goes thud on the floor, his sabers deactivating.
Rune picks up the sabers quickly, examining them.
Julian Sawyer: "...I'll be damned..."
Nick Caligo (GM): ... And then his corpse fades away in a few little flits of light. Along with the sabers.
Rune: "These look like they're very ol... damn."
Julian Sawyer: "YO! I called one of those... dammit!"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Sky: "You idiots! I'm ONE of you!"
Tridus: "...Don't tell me... he has three lives?"
Julian Sawyer: "...Son of a bitch!"
Tridus: "I KNEW it!"
Sky: "You should've REALIZED I have an extra life!"
Nick Caligo (GM): He lowers down on a platform... and that shield... that mother... fucking... shield... is back online.
Rune: "Really? Interesting... and unnecessary." *He grins.* "Ooh, I was hoping he'd put that up."
Tridus: "Hmmm... I believe some inordinately deadly measures are required."
Rune: "Hey, Julian!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Good thing I got another cube."
Rune: "You know what this does?" *He points at the Psycho Wand.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He hops off. "HAH!!!" In a burst of hot air all of you are sent flying into the walls. All of you except Julian.
Tridus: *He seems somewhat miffed before being sent flying into the walls.* "Oof! At least this time it's only one Quester..."
Nick Caligo (GM): His shield extends around the both of them, forming a dome over the whole sand pit.
Azure: "With his left arm hanging just great" *Boom.* "He sent slammed into the nearby left wall. He groans in pain upon hitting it."
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky spins his sabers tactly, stooping into a wide, low, crab-like stance as he faces off against Julian. "Now, pretty boy... you're the one causin' me all the trouble..."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm gonna crack that helmet right down the middle, then cut off your damn hands."
Tridus: "Poke his eye out for Metal!"
Julian Sawyer: *Gets ready to beat Sky down*
Nick Caligo (GM): One moment... 5000 EXP for that last battle with Sky. Let me know when you're all nice and leveled up, Julian. wb
Julian Sawyer: "You're goin' down, punk... huh?" *Checks his back pocket for something... and pulls out a beam saber handle.* "...Might as well..." *Tries to ignite it, and expects it to fail as usual... but the exact opposite happens as an orange blade ignites* "Whoa... Well, look what I found." *Julian takes the saber in both hands and charges Sky, slashing him thrice with it*
Sky: "... Oh fu---" *BAJEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!*
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Bajee??
Julian Sawyer: "...Bajee?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Weird sound effect. ... *cough* Anyway. Sorry about that.... ALL of those hit. And they hit GOOD, too. Like you said, one critical.
Julian Sawyer: *Switches up the last slash with smacking Sky in the face with the butt of the saber Trying to crack the helmet down the middle, like he said he would.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Each slash makes him buckle at the stomach, forcing him to lean forward... and present his helmet for a saber butt to the skull. *CRACK!!!* He goes staggering back and falls flat on his ass in the sand, sabers off. His helmet is VERY nicely cracked. In just a few moments, it shatters and falls off. The face behind it is... fairly nondescript, actually.
Julian Sawyer: "There's one part down... now for the second." *Moves in and places his saber to Sky's throat, not cutting* "You have a choice to make. Restore the Smashers to their proper state of being, or I take your hands. And nail them to my wall."
Nick Caligo (GM): Short, blonde hair--now drenched with sweat--and a very soft-looking, almost boyish face...
Sky: "Hah... right... think I can do that? Think I did this to them?"
Julian Sawyer: "I don't see anyone else here."
Tridus: "...Ironic. We get a true look at his face, after years of wondering who would wear such a ridiculous mask."
Sky: "Nah... I just roughed 'em up a bit... Kuja did that..."
Julian Sawyer: "... Well get him to UN-do it."
Sky: "Nah. I don't think I wanna."
Julian Sawyer: "Do you value your hands?"
Nick Caligo (GM): He doesn't seem to have an answer for that one. He just keeps staring at you... waiting for you to kill him.
Julian Sawyer: "Answer me."
Tridus: "...Hmmmmmm... He's the longest lived of the evil Questers."
Sky: "..." *He's still grinnin' like an idiot.*
Tridus: "Don't tell me why I decided to tell you now, but... He's not a Fallen Quester, if that means anything."
Nick Caligo (GM): Doesn't he realize he's going to DIE? Or worse? Lose his HANDS?
Tridus: "He could have three lives, too."
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell are you grinning about?"
Nick Caligo (GM): "Cut off my hands and find out."
Julian Sawyer: "...Group opinion. Should I cut off his hands?"
Tridus: "It might trigger something deadly. Or he could have three lives. After all. The Quester ability to have more than one life saved me from VG's dreaded armageddon attack."
Sky: "That won't stop me from losin' my hands... Look at Ari."
Tridus: "Guess not. After all, Aribar is... well, yes. ...Which leaves me to believe he's still an idiot or his arms have bombs in them."
Nick Caligo (GM): XD
Tridus: "It's up to you, I really never knew him personally. Only through the occasional sighting. Metal would probably want to de-initiate him, but that's just adding insult to injury."
Azure decided to speak out holding himself up with his right arm slouched against the wall."No way. He wants you to. He's to cocky to say he's cornered." he looks to sky "But you are cornered none the less. Give up now and we can end this peacefully. At least that much right." Azure tries reason over violence for however much it will fly.
Sky: "... Nah. I think I'd rather let him cut off my hands than give in to dweebs like you."
Tridus: "...He sounds idiotic to me."
Julian Sawyer: *Tries an INT check to sense Sky's reasoning behind allowing him to cut off his hands*
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, you figure he's stupid. He's thinking Kuja's gonna save his ass. When Kuja probably sent him here so that he could dispose of him...
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Sounds good to me) "Game Over." *Julian rears back and swings Vendetta at Sky's hands*
Azure: "Listen kid." *He begins walking toward him slowly. He would stumble near Julian and sky and slowly get back up his hand moved to his side. He dusts himself off with sand over him.* "Julian wait... "
Tridus: "I hope he dies for this."
Sky: "...HA!!" *His sabers both reactivate and he stops your blade--almost instinctively--with one... and the other becomes wreathed in flame as it goes through your body.*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Another holdout...
Tridus: "...So THIS is how he's survived!"
Julian Sawyer: "Fucker."
Nick Caligo (GM): Another testament to Sky's endless treachery. Roy's Counter. 264 damage to Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *GACK!*
Tridus: "...I underestimated the level of his power."
Julian Sawyer: *Death Numbah 2!*
Nick Caligo (GM): Sky leaps to his feet and calls the force field back from around the pit of sand to him.
Tridus: "Extra lives? Kuja? No... he didn't even die this time!"
Julian Sawyer: *Falls forward into a generic blue warp portal...*
Sky: "Now, if you don't mind, I've got to deliver Master Kuja his prize!" *In a bright flash, he disappears...*
Nick Caligo (GM): His laughter echoes through the chamber... As does the sound that a small badge does thudding in the sand next to Julian's portal as he crawls back up through it.
Azure falls again to the ground. He cannot hold himself up for some reason. He pushes his hand on the ground for leverage and stood up slowly walking backward away from Sky. He gripped his right hand holding it over himself to stay up.
Julian Sawyer: *Is spat back out of said portal, good as new, but very pissed off.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: You'd notice the badge sitting next to your foot.
Julian Sawyer: "...Fucking cheater... what's this?" *Picks up the badge.*
Tridus: "...This is amazing. He's escaped for the tenth time, at least!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *Julian received the Shield Badge!*
Tridus: "From my records... he's escaped prison, the X-zone, being killed by the Questers, Smithy, and... well, the list goes on."
Julian Sawyer: "...Shield Badge? Never heard of that one..."
Tridus: "It must be some sort of rare item. At least we're no longer threatened here."
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: You got yourself an 8 BP badge right there. Put it on and you get a 100 damage bubble shield that halves damage that's dealt to it. If something deals over 100 damage to it, it breaks instantly.
Charles Magellean: "Heellllooooo?"
Julian Sawyer: "...But goddamnit, I had him. Sitting right there, I could have killed him just like that." *Snaps his fingers*
Tridus: *He coughs a bit. He's also now surrounded by an aura of darkness.* "Hello, Locos Docos. How's the beetles doing today?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Ironic. You hate them fuckin' shields, but now you've got one. >.>
Julian Sawyer: "Dammit! I'm gonna make sure he dies by my hands..."
Charles Magellean can be seen, or a spot of him, can be seen entering from the entrance to the cell prison door.
Tridus: "I'll supervise."
Julian Sawyer: "...Where the hell have you been, Charles?"
Tridus: "I'd swear Locos forgot all about us and went to investigate the properties of electrified water."
Aribar continues to remain lifeless on the floor... The elf contributed nothing to the battle but doing a ton of damage to Tridus.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Walks over to Aribar and hits him up with 100 rings*
Nick Caligo (GM): Aribar: You instantly return to life.
Tridus: *He notices the freaky aura of darkness around himself.*
Nick Caligo (GM): DAMN you feel achey. Like a truck hit you or something...
Charles Magellean: "I tried to follow, but I slipped and wasn't able to track you guys down. That and a stalactite hit me from above when I tried to explore those caverns."
Julian Sawyer: "Wake up..." *Sounds kinda depressed*
Tridus: "Woah! I don't remember that being there..."
Aribar revives due to the power of those rings... He looks up and around the room... "Uuuugh... I don't feel good at all after that..."
Charles Magellean: "...All of you look like a mess."
Tridus: "It's okay. I wound up giving Skyhigh a nice cut on his head."
Charles Magellean: "What happened?"
Julian Sawyer: "You know Sky High?"
Aribar slowly gets up so he leans on his arm before beginning to stand up.
Charles Magellean: "Know him? Last I saw him, he was in the X-Zone. A distinct taste in the color red of his palace, I believe."
Tridus: "...Uhhh... you missed something, Locos."
Azure: "If anyone doesn't mind me asking. Anyone have a healing item? I feel like firewood."
Julian Sawyer: "We fought him, and I had the chance to kill him, but I hesitated and he escaped..."
Tridus: "Records indicate he escaped the X-zone."
Charles Magellean: "Like he's a threat?"
Azure: "Well Julian not everything is lost my friend."
Tridus: "Well, he did almost kill all of us."
Charles Magellean: "Unless he was powered up, of course."
Julian Sawyer: "Well yeah, he nearly killed most of us."
Tridus: "You forget he had some nasty moves."
Julian Sawyer: "Son of a bitch, I AM going to kill him..."
Charles Magellean: "How did he get more powerful?"
Azure: "How does anyone we run into?"
Tridus: "I think he was merely returned to his true form. Those other times, he used all the wrong attacks."
Charles Magellean: "More or less, how did he get here?"
Tridus: "Dimensional portal. Kuja sent him, of course!"
Charles Magellean: "I see. Status on the Smashers and unknown?"
Julian Sawyer: *Is that Captain Falcon statuette still there?*
Tridus: "I am that other unknown. Of course, you still remember me, somewhat, I think."
Nick Caligo (GM): *Said statuette sits in its cell. Peach's statue is in the one next to that, and Abe's is in the one next to that.* While the Questers have failed to kill the menacing munchkin SkyHigh once and for all, there's one important fact that remains...
Azure: "Is there anything we can do for them now?"
Nick Caligo (GM): His presence has proven that there IS a way back.
Julian Sawyer: "Take them back to the village, and see if Kales can do anything for them."
Tridus: "...You're asking me? I think I almost was turned into one of those statues."
Julian Sawyer: "Or that Elder guy."
Charles Magellean: "So Kirby was a statue as well..."
Julian Sawyer: *Starts opening the cells and getting the statues out*
Tridus: "We'll need a convenient way out of this dump. At least, I hope there is one."
Nick Caligo (GM): Wait a moment. Did he just get away with a valuable artifact? Julian: *collects Captain Falcon, Princess Peach, and Abe*
Charles Magellean: "I believe that despite these shortcomings, our extraction is complete."
Aribar: "Hrm... No, we shouldn't show Kales these statues. He may force us to give them to him."
Tridus: "...And I wonder if he stole the artifact. I don't see it..." *Looks around*
Azure: "Kales I almost forgot!" *He goes into his gi and pulls out the pyramid shaped artifact from before.* *I saw it on the ground he must have dropped it.*
Tridus: "...Well, there it is."
Charles Magellean: "Then what do we show Elder Kales? We can't go back empty-handed. Ah, the objective is complete."
Nick Caligo (GM): Yep... the same Pyramidal artifact that Sky was holding. Sky must've dropped it when Julian conked him on the noggin'.
Aribar: "... I have a hoagie wrapper we can show him."
Tridus: "Well, we don't have to worry now. Kuja might kill Skyhigh for failing him."
Aribar looks over to Tridus... "And we have that..."
Tridus: "Or at least give him some sort of severe and unexplained punishment."
Charles Magellean: "There's still one last thing I must do before we say good-bye to this place. Gotta get me one of those shields that them crabs used. It'd go great with Kazlo Shadowdancer's armor."
Julian Sawyer: "Don't bother."
Tridus: "I think Rune got one, but he didn't appear to know how to fix it."
Julian Sawyer: "Those things got smashed to bejesus and back. No way they'll be working."
Tridus: "I'd probably throw it away, it looks like a pancake of metal."
Metal Man (GM): *Glow* A blue portal appears in the center of the room, with energy glowing in the traditional Zelda way.
Azure: *looked to Julian and gave a sigh. He remember the words of the elder from earlier. He didn't really have the heart to say anything though.*
Charles Magellean: "I will not pass up an opportunity to get me some technology that can be repaired. I'll just simply not repair for the time being."
Julian Sawyer: "Charles, what are you going to repair it WITH?"
Azure: "Is that a way out... or more trouble...."
Tridus: "The bigger question is, how would you get to it from here? OH! Right."
Aribar blinks and looks at the portal... "Maybe someone else is being sent here?"
Julian Sawyer: "The village was still mystifed by STEAM when we got there."
Charles Magellean: "I'm willing to wait until we get back to Nintendus to fix it. I'm in no rush."
Tridus: "Hmmm... the doors are locked."
Julian Sawyer: "Anyway, you stay here and look for a shield generator that's fixable. I'm getting the hell out of here."
Azure: "Do what you want. It seems I won't get my answers about this place anytime soon. My curiosity will be left peaked. Kinda the funny considering my condition."
Tridus: "I don't know what you can do with all these doors locked."
Aribar: "... So we have to go through that portal... Hrm..."
Julian Sawyer: *Heads for the portal with Smasher Statues in tow*
Tridus: "I'm outta here... I like darkness, but this place is ridiculous!"
Aribar: "I COULD teleport us to the other side of the doors and we could use the original warp..."
Tridus: *He walks into the portal*
Charles Magellean: "...Doors are locked, eh?"
Julian Sawyer: "SHUT UP AND COME ON!" *Heads into the portal*
Aribar: "But this seems easier..." *Heads into the warp, Moonlight unsheathed.*
Charles Magellean: "Guess another time."
Nick Caligo (GM): *Sheeeeeeeeeeem...* All who walk into the portal will find themselves in front of Elder in his hut.
Charles Magellean sighs, and exits as well.
Azure: *walks toward the portal following julian wondering if the elder well do what he had intended.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Hi."
Nick Caligo (GM): Everybody exited? *MEANWHILE...* The camera pans up to the top level of the prison room as the Questers exit and the warp disappears... Two very small individuals... a pair of jesters, by the look of their face paint and their hats... Look down... one blue, one red. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/ff9zorn.mid
Red Jester: "... We are in trouble!"
Blue Jester: "Trouble we are in!"
Red Jester: "Master Kuja will be most displeased..."
Blue Jester: "Most displeased he'll be!"
Nick Caligo (GM): They stand and look at each other. The red one tilts his head to the side. "Should we deal with them ourselves?" The blue one tilts his head the other way. "Deal with them ourselves, we should!" They both straighten up and nod to one another before disappearing. *BACK AT ELDER'S HUT...*
Julian Sawyer: "...Hi."
Elder: "Back at last! ...You're alive? You should be dead! This is impossible!" *Stomps his foot*
Aribar: "... I guess you can say that..."
Elder: "I let you into those ruins thinking they'd kill you..."
Charles Magellean: "Questers have done some impossible things befo'."
Elder: "Because... no one should be there... ...but I lost this bet."
Azure: "That be partially true..." *Still looking like he burned to a crisp.*
Elder: "Well, I guess I won't dump amnesia dust on you all after all."
Julian Sawyer: "Can you reverse transformations?"
Elder: "I thought you'd run out screaming and I'd have to erase your terrible memorie---??? Reverse transformations? Yes... yes... NO!"
Julian Sawyer: "...What do you MEAN no?"
Elder: "Do I look like some sort of witch-hunter? I'm just an old man who creates portals. And I don't know what you want me to reverse; tenfold more foolish a proposition."
Aribar sheaths Moonlight and takes out the Kirby statue.
Elder: "...That's a statue, silly boy. What do you mean, transformation?"
Aribar: "We'd want you to return this, as well as a few other similar statues, to their original forms... Depetrify them."
Elder: "And it isn't a very good one, either."
Julian Sawyer: *Puts the CF, Peach, and Abe statues on Elder's table if he has one* "These used to be people."
Elder: "...Like I'd believe that? Hah!"
Charles Magellean: "A strong curse was put on these people and creature."
Julian Sawyer: "Two people, a thing, and a Dreamlander, technically."
Elder: "Peddlers have told more believable stories. And you aren't peddling anything but strange fantasies."
Julian Sawyer: "...Do you enjoy being a jackass?"
Azure: sighs .oO(He doesn't believe us.)
Aribar: "... I'll pay you 5000 coins each if you restore them... If you have a use for coins, that is."
Elder: "Who, me? No, not at all. I enjoy laughing at ridiculous stories. ...If I were a mean person, I'd take your coins and pretend to restore these weird statues."
Charles Magellean: "Can you sense magic?"
Elder: "Of course! There's no magic in these. I'll touch them!"
Metal Man (GM): *Touches one. Burning sound is heard.*
Elder: "What's that smell... ow!"
Julian Sawyer: "Bam. Now fix 'em."
Elder: "Your statues are... enchanted to burn people."
Nick Caligo (GM): The statue of Kirby emits a low-pitched humming sound...
Elder: "...I've never heard any statues make that noise before."
Aribar: "... They were cursed by an evil wizard who took over our own world. Cursed and turned to stone."
Elder: "Well, somebody with something bad touched these, I'll admit that. But why do you expect me to fix them? I don't know anything about them. I might burn my hands off at best."
Julian Sawyer: "So? You're a wizard, do something!"
Elder: *Tosses a bag of amnesia dust on Julian's head, to make him forget the chatter about the statues* "Anyone else want me to 'do' something?"
Azure: *Would remain silent.*
Aribar: "... Yes. I would like you to tell me if it is right for us to be exploring ruins for Kales."
Elder: "Hmmm... hmmmm... Many a person has wondered."
Aribar takes several steps back, hoping to step out of dust-throwing range.
Elder: "Oh, don't worry. You're not asking me to do anything foolish. Now then... the ruins... I hear some crazy prophecy. I dunno. They're the end all and be all of everything? Nonsense. Some sort of holy significance."
Azure interest seem to jump in. "Go on...?"
Elder: "People wish to explore them to find out some artifact. Artifacts, actually. Whatever this does has some magical super effect. Nobody's seen it in action. Kales there... he's looking for every piece of it! A fine idea... but... if he has it all..."
Azure: "What do they look like. Any shape or form to them? Do you know?"
Elder: "I hear it's a staff, or some amalgation of pieces. Some claim it's a treasure chest. If Kales gets this artifact, I wouldn't think of it as good."
Aribar: "Hrm... What would he use it for?"
Elder: "He sent 50 men to their deaths in that place... THIRSTING to have even a scrap of it. I sense great greed... he wants it badly. For something... something... but what?"
Aribar: "... Guys, this is why I don't think we should do anything with Kales."
Elder: "Now then. I think he knows something important."
Julian Sawyer: "You got a better idea?"
Elder: "You've got to spy on Kales there. Find out what it is!"
Azure he looks to Aribar "We have no choice... do we..."
Aribar: "... Well, there's an idea."
Elder: "It might not be a good idea to work for him, but knowing this would be good."
Julian Sawyer: "And what if he catches us?"
Charles Magellean: "As long as I am given a place for food, water, rest, and get paid, I can pretty much care less what suspicious things he wants."
Azure: "He can't really catch us. So long as we act like we have been."
Elder: "Don't be caught. I doubt he can really be amnesia dusted. Now then... there is a last note to this. Avoid damaging the ruins if you can. They can't help anyone destroyed."
Charles Magellean: "Note...!...That reminds me."
Elder: "It didn't seem like you did anything to damage those ruins down there, but others might be a bit fragile."
Charles Magellean has finally putten together the scraps of the journal's latest page.
Metal Man (GM): The page... an intrigue of its own; although it seems Sardis wasn't too sane while writing at this point.
Azure: "Well... I don't know how but... I seem to have gotten a small amount of my answers."
Metal Man (GM): -Page 13 I continue staring at the prophecy... impossible! Impossible! I can't tell you how strange this development is. The table is... it is... ... ... I can't describe it very well. A shame. I thought I was home yesterday. I found something carved on the very bottom of it... cleverly hidden. "There is a light at the end of the tunnel." ...Does this mean I can escape this exile on this blasted moon? Exile? ...Excellent. It ends there.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Elder: "...This person is as foolish as you people are. I couldn't be any more confused. The moons... the moons here are uninhabitable!"
Julian Sawyer: "Other moons."
Elder: "At least, that's what we think. We can't get up there... Other... moons? ...Enough. You strain my head. You should go back to the village now. Kales will be waiting. He will probably reveal something about the artifact for you just by his response."
Julian Sawyer: "That we should..."
Charles Magellean: "Dammit. I thought I found something."
Metal Man (GM): The Elder turns to Locos.
Charles Magellean closes Sardis's journal.
Elder: "As crazy as that page is, I believe it leads to something."
Charles Magellean gives a puzzled look.
Elder: "Just don't think too hard..." *He looks a bit strained.*
Azure: "Well... I wonder."
Julian Sawyer: *Picks up the statues again and heads for the door*
Charles Magellean sighs. Still nowhere closer to solving the riddle of the X-Zone.
Aribar shakes his head, unsure what to make of the journal, collects the Kirby statue, and trudges down the road to the village, encumbered by all of his equipment.
Azure: *bows before the elder then stans upright once more. He turns and walks away.*
Charles Magellean: "I will have to keep looking for more of the pages." *He is now south bound for the village.*
Julian Sawyer: "Hate this place..."
Elder: "I hope to see you again. It isn't all bad to talk..."
Metal Man (GM): He waves; you're headed to the village.
Julian Sawyer: "Hate it SO MUCH..."
Charles Magellean: "...A random thought has crossed my mind."
Julian Sawyer: "What?"
Charles Magellean: "What if the artifacts Kales want have some connection to the prophecy that's on the tablet Sardis found? The one concerning the X-Zone."
Azure: *for his own curiosity he would look at the artifact he pulled it out and attempted to examine it looking it over. Before they handed it to Kales.*
Julian Sawyer: "They do, for all we know."
Azure: "Or something worse... we can only assume." *His hands would move around it his eyes looking it over bit by bit. He wasn't sure if he would even find anything.*
Aribar shakes his head. "I haven't read that journal, so I have no idea."
Nick Caligo (GM): Azure: You see... a bunch of intricate carvings. It looks like the bottom has some kind of plug.
Azure: "You know the Elder didn't mention a pyramid shaped object... maybe its a piece of a whole?"
Nick Caligo (GM): And a few little slots where something might snap into it.
Julian Sawyer: "'Least I got Vendetta to work, finally..."
Tridus: "All that was said... all that I've seen... Kuja somehow managed to give me a reason to exist again."
Charles Magellean: "What is that reason?"
Tridus: "Well, before this, I was inexplicably revived and then forced to help Metal, my bitter adversary. Those doublers really can be a pain. Then I was a slave for The Void, which turned out to be even more painful. However, I was still a Quester through all of it."
Azure: "Hey everyone. This thing... looks like... no I'm sure... of it. This is apart of a whole. Maybe its the tip... or maybe it's in the middle. Or maybe... a key... that I can't determine. If only I could understand there writings."
Tridus: "Now that Kuja has exiled us, I exist to restore the Questers. ...Well, and help them."
Metal Man (GM): Everybody reaches the village. A small stone wall is under construction.
Charles Magellean: "Always nice to know you have a purpose."
Aribar looks over to Azure. "Eeh... We won't know until we gather all the pieces..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal is the first to meet you.
Azure: "Its good to have you with us. If that's the case." *He puts the object in his gi.*
Metal: "How did it go? Did anyone get eaten?"
Aribar: "Eeeh... Not eaten, but we did get massacred by zombies, bats, crabs, and Skyhigh."
Azure: "Charcoaled... slightly smoky... otherwise where fine."
Metal Man: "...Skyhigh? ...If there wasn't water, it would have been worth it to come." *Turns to Tridus*
Charles Magellean: "I didn't see sky."
Metal Man: "...What? You're alive?"
Julian Sawyer: "I got Vendetta to work... and we found some Smashers."
Aribar: "You missed him when you wandered off, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "I slipped and was conked on the head!"
Tridus: "Yes, although some people think I'm the living dead at times."
Aribar: "Err... Charles... Sorry, I still want to call you that... And sure you did..."
Metal Man: "...I'll deal with you later."
Julian Sawyer: *Puts the statues of CF, Peach, and Abe on the ground*
Metal Man: "Anyway. Didya get the artifact? ...And what're those statues?"
Charles Magellean: "Smashers cursed is what we can assume."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, and those would be Smashers after Kuja got through with 'em."
Metal Man: "...Terrible. Well, we'll see to fixing that later. The artifact... well, Kales has been obsessing about it for quite a while now."
Charles Magellean: "I'm starting to not like this place."
Metal Man: "He kept on asking me if you were cowards or were going to flee."
Aribar: "He wants all the artifacts he can get to combine them together."
Charles Magellean: "I can't freely explore like I once did."
Julian Sawyer: "Hate this place..."
Metal Man: "OH. Well, that's not bad... but... why?"
Julian Sawyer: "Dunno. He ain't up to any good though."
Azure: "If that's the case let us bring it to him then. But remember everyone... remain like we are. Not as we have gained anything besides this object or our stoned friends."
Charles Magellean: "Like I give a damn about a crazy assumption that Elder wanted."
Kales Brando: "Ah! There you are." *He starts walking towards everyone*
Julian Sawyer: "...Hi Kales."
Azure: "Hello." *He would normally bow but that was only to people he actually respected.*
Charles Magellean: "We came back battered, bruised, and an artifact nicely tucked with us."
Aribar: "Hi Kales... Here's an artifact for you." *The elf gets out the "Hoagie-riffic!" hoagie wrapper to hand to Kales.*
Nick Caligo (GM): lol!
Julian Sawyer: "There was some sour cream with that, but it was nasty."
Kales Brando: "...What... this is the pyramid of Athurmos? It... doesn't look very pyramid shaped. ...DO YOU THINK I'M AN IDIOT?"
Garrick Fy`aar would be back to work on his forge, pounding away at... something.
Julian Sawyer: "No, he does."
Charles Magellean: "Aribar believes so."
Aribar: "Eh? Pyramid of Athurmos? You told us to bring back artifacts... Nothing about pyramids!"
Kales Brando: "Give me the real artifact or you will become much like this paper."
Digifanatic would be in his... room, I suppose (somehow warped out from the ruins amidst the chaos and battling...)...
Julian Sawyer: "...Wrinkled?"
Kales Brando: "Don't ask me how, it's far too terrible to tell you."
Azure: ... .oO(Pyramid of Athurmos.) "Calm down it's here. Thought we'd break the ice with a joke. I smell like burnt toast here." *he pulls it out of his gi*
Kales Brando: "...Yes... yes... much better." *He tosses the wrapper on Aribar's head and grabs the pyramid.* "At last! A step closer." *He pulls out the blue power crystal.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...to what?"
Kales Brando: "...Errr... ...nothing. Nothing at all."
Azure: .oO(the slot at the bottom.)
Julian Sawyer: *Cough and motions for payment*
Garrick Fy`aar walks up to Kales, looking slightly miffed. His eyes are much darker now...
Kales Brando: "Yes... nothing." *He turns around and immediately starts walking away.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Kales!"
Charles Magellean: "Our payment, Kales!"
Julian Sawyer: "... HEY"!
Kales Brando: "Oh! Oh. Your payment."
Aribar squints his eyes and mumbles a single word, an arcane spell being cast... Mainly the Truth-Seer quirk. He tries to quickly see if there's anything odd around Kales.
Charles Magellean: "Yes, we desire the preeecciouss."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You attempt to do that, but suddenly a gigantic bag of coins is thrown to you all and explodes, shooting coins everywhere.
Metal Man (GM): Kales is gone while everybody is distracted.
Julian Sawyer: "AUGH!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...little idiot."
Digifanatic also walks out after all this commotion...
Metal Man: "Ahhh! It's a valuable shower of distraction!"
Digifanatic: "Whoa, what have I missed?"
Julian Sawyer: *Lands on his back.* "...ITEM MAGNET!" *Holds up said item*
Metal Man (GM): Digi would notice that everybody has gold coins sprayed on them. Julian: Your magnet becomes totally covered in coins.
Azure: "To much... it seems..." *He would go to pick up coins.*
Digifanatic: "And what is with all those coins?"
Aribar: "... Many, many things, Digi... Can someone get these gold coins off of me?" *Tries to swim out of the coins...*
Metal Man (GM): How clever! The coins double as... something to prevent you from magnetizing back the items.
Charles Magellean opens his big pocket to capture more coins.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone gets a nice whopping 10,000 coins out of the pile.
Garrick Fy`aar just scoops up his share and heads for the shop to get some stuff for the next mission.
Metal Man (GM): Azure gets an extra 5,000 for handing it to Kales, for some reason. He just finds more of it around himself.
Charles Magellean: "Oh, Digi... I believe I have something you may like."
Aetos walks down the street and peers at where the questers and strangers are... and gold coins being showered on them, "Lucky dogs..."
Metal Man (GM): Kales obviously isn't out of the village, but he doesn't want to reveal what he was about to do.
Digifanatic: "...Dang." *He takes he share... considering he's not excluded because he wasn't with the others during the mayhem...*
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up and reaches into his back pocket, and pulls out his coin sack. He scoops the coins off his magnet and places them in, then replaces the magnet and sack*
Aribar takes the coins and is then struck by something... "... Ah! Guys, should I go and spy on our greedy task-master?" *The elf whispers this to the others.*
Julian Sawyer: "Why do I have a feeling we're going to end up killing him..."
Charles Magellean: "After my auction."
Azure: "For those who are able. I don't suggest all of us going."
Charles Magellean holds up an X Accuracy.
Metal Man and Tridus glare at one another for a moment, and then just their separate ways.
Charles Magellean: "Ehh... I'll do later." *He puts it back.*
Julian Sawyer: "You ever done any spying, Ari?"
Azure: "I just had a thought. Kales pulled out a crystal... I'm sure it fit the slot... in the crystal... at least I think. Do you think... he already has... multiple pieces... or even... most of the artifacts he needs?"
Aribar: "Ummm... Not really, but I just had inspiration for a new spell... Possibly, Azure."
Julian Sawyer: "...What?"
Azure: "I wish I could... see his aura... at that moment when I handed it to him. It probably scream green."
Aribar: "Hrm... Perhaps I should take the time to write the spell down... Nevermind... I'll go and work on that spell for the rest of the night... See you guys later." *The elf heads to Moody Mandy's to buy some potions then heads to his hut to write down an invisibility spell into his spellbook.*
Charles Magellean: "Is everybody so wrapped up in their own affairs that they don't want to participate in an auction?"
Julian Sawyer: "...What auction?"
Digifanatic: "Same thing here."
Charles Magellean: "Why in 5 minutes, I'll be starting an auctioning off 2 items; an X Accuracy and a Rare Candy."
Julian Sawyer: "I could get those for most likely FAR cheaper than I could get from this auction, if I wanted them."
Charles Magellean: "...Perhaps you're right. I will have one when the time is right." *He goes back to his own shack. He puts the items on some shelves inside the place.*
Aetos searches the ground the Questers stood on while the gold was raining down, for anything that wasn't picked up.
Azure: "I just remember something that may be useful on paper and some other things that may be very needed in this desperate time."
Julian Sawyer: "...?"
Digifanatic kinda walks off, kind of in a ponderous state, so to speak.
Azure: "Or there probably a complete in utter waste of time. Who knows with this world." *Walks off as well.*
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... what a crazy time it has been..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Hate this place..." *Goes back to his shack*
Charles Magellean jumps onto the top of his shack. "..."
Garrick Fy`aar keeps on working at his forge if he's needed for weapon upgrades.
Charles Magellean: "I have half a mind to go find Kales and tell him I wanna find the next artifact NOW." *He plays "The Inner Light."*
Rune looks at Charles. "...? Where'd you learn to play like that?"
Digifanatic just keeps seeming to be walking around... soliciting, perhaps. He doesn't have much to say!
Rune yawns quietly, examining the crab claw. "I wonder if there's some way to power this... Without, y'know, it killing me."
Charles Magellean projects an image from his mind... the beautiful utopia that was the Second Moon. A ballroom of people during the anniversary of one of their most ancient and respected customs... He stops playing. The image fades away. He puts the float away. "You like it? I was taught how to play it by my grandmother when I was 7. I've gotten better over the years."
Rune: "It's great."
Charles Magellean: "What did you say your name was? Started with an R something... ...Rum... Rund..."
Rune: "Rune Walsh."
Charles Magellean: "Charles L. Magellean, with a second e. Spelled M-a-g-e-l-l-e-a-n. I should be more exact."
Rune: "I gotcha."
Charles Magellean: "Hmm... white tunic..."
Rune: "Like I said, Rune Walsh. R-u-n-e W-a-l-s-h."
Charles Magellean notices him going away... he plays it again.
Aetos gives up searching for unnoticed coins, and goes back to his hut dissapointed...
Digifanatic decides he might as well pay another visit to the Item Shop... he buys himself 250 more rings, one more Gem of Contingency, and one more X Acc (in case some insane boss comes around)... *Paying the 6150 coins.* *He walks out of the item shop, just kinda... bummed, not necessarily the happiest nor the maddest guy out there.* "I've felt worse... just an odd place... so weird..."
Azure had returned to the store of moody mandy. He had restored his ring supply to 400 by buying 3. He sold off his x-defend for 600 and buys one mega-elixer for a grand total of 4200. With a 600 gain as he left and went on his way.
Digifanatic: "Hey Azure... isn't this a crazy place?"
Azure: "I find it interesting to say the least. The world of nintendus I find the same way."
Digifanatic: "Here we are, in the middle of some planet we really don't know the location of... not as far as I know." *He pulls out his ruined Dex.* "And these silly things don't work... and yet somehow, we've managed." *His tone of voice makes him sound insane at the moment...*
Azure: "I guess I don't really understand. I didn't know the location of Nintendus either. And I merely used the dex as a source of information in a world I didn't understand... and still don't. Calm down my friend all will be well in time. Patience is a lesson we monks learn for years. A margin of it will gone great lengths for you." *He would turn to Digi and smile.*
Digifanatic: "Heh... I am okay. Just... quite a crazy predicament we're all in. That's all it is."
Azure: "Is it really. I think I found that event in Sonic's world crazier. But I do understand what you mean. Well find a way out. I'm sure of it. I starting to suspect its closer to us than we think in some aspects."
Digifanatic: "'Cording to the journal (he would be informed on this "offline"), we were just tools of old prophecy... and I just seem to think that somehow people try and cheat around with prophecy as often as possible, for various reasons. Either they don't believe it, or they think they can play games with fate. I would consider myself one of those people."
Azure: "I guess my motion of thinking is slightly different. Prophecy or no prophecy I will make my actions of my own accord. I will never let words on paper or carved in walls tell me where to go in life. And if I am guided by some unknown hand let it struggle with me as I walk my path. Well it's time. Good day to you Digi." *He bows and walks off toward his tent.*
Digifanatic: "You too, man."
Charles Magellean plays "The Inner Light" on his shack again.
Digifanatic: .oO(Ahh... finally good to have talked myself into something...)
Charles Magellean stops playing again and sighs.
Rune hops down into the Arena, the Psycho Wand in his hand.
Julian Sawyer: *Vaults over the Arena wall and lands, and heads to the middle, drawing Vendetta and igniting it, producing an orange blade*
Rune: *The blue-haired Esper-slash-vessel-for-a-legendary-soul grinned, giving the wand a test swing. It left behind it a trail of white light, shimmering in the evening light.* "Yo."
Julian Sawyer: "Finally took me up on my challenge."
Rune: "I don't think I'll be much of a challenge for you, slayer."
Julian Sawyer: "You might get lucky."
Rune: "You gonna use that thing you picked up from that Skyhigh guy? Or you wanna make this a fair(er) fight?"
Julian Sawyer: "I've stated on several occasions my dislike for shields. I don't think I'll be changing my mind now."
Rune: "Aighty then. Guess I won't be needing this baby's power." *He pointed to the Psycho Wand.* "Finally fixed it."
Julian Sawyer: "Meh."
Rune: "You wanna get this thing going? Or should I?"
Julian Sawyer: "Think I should."
Rune: "As you like it."
Julian Sawyer: *Starts thing off basically, with a charge at Rune and slashing him 3 times*
Rune stands back up after the utter destruction, looking pissed. He runs at Julian and tries to beat him over the head with the Psycho Wand. Each hit leaves behind a flash of bright light.
Julian Sawyer decides to take pity on Rune, and instead of slicing him in two, decided to beat his face in as his de-ignites Vendetta and switches to his fists as he runs at Rune and gives him a 1-2 punch face pounding
Rune goes down. He gets back up and looks quite pissed, smacking Julian in the face with the wand (again)
Julian Sawyer: *Survival!*
Rune: "Dammit, do you EVER die?"
Julian Sawyer: "That mildly stung. Yeah, just not to wimps like you." *Julian finishes this with a winding haymaker to Rune's head, then follows up with another with the other hand, and complete the combo with an Uppercut*
Aetos walks back toward his hut, back from another unproductive shopping trip at Moody Mandy's
Metal Man (GM): Kales himself can be seen wandering around the village, muttering to himself.
Kales Brando: "...*Mumbling* Artifact... yes, that... *More mumbling*."
MrMonster buys 5 Red Potions from Moody Mandy and continues browsing the stall...
Aetos eyes Kales as he passes by...
Charles Magellean keeps the large bag of coins in his shack and takes no items. He searches for Kales.
Metal Man (GM): You see Kales wandering the village. He's near his hut, mumbling to himself.
Kales Brando: "Worthless... *Mumble* incomplete... *Mumblemumble*."
Charles Magellean: "Elder! Elder Kales."
Kales Brando: "What is it?"
Metal Man (GM): He straightens up to face you, making a cough or two.
Charles Magellean runs to Kales' location. He sort of runs outta breath, what with lack of exercise.
MrMonster finding nothing else in his price range, decides to head back to his shack.
Charles Magellean: "Elder Kales, with all due respect... Why do you make me wait to find the artifiacts?"
Kales Brando: "Because I must research the location of each one."
Charles Magellean: "...I haven't thought of it that way."
Kales Brando: "There may even be a time where I can't find a nearby artifact. The artifacts you've looked for recently are a rich trove from ruins no robbers could survive. Unfortunately, some of them are in weird places which are not documented. Others aren't even artifacts at all!"
Charles Magellean: "Well when circumstances like that happen, tell us so we can explore on our own. I've grown very anxious not being able to adventure. With that, I will meet you later and let you go on your duties."
Kales Brando: "Whatever you want. But now... I have another relic charted."
Aetos reaches his hut... boredom flowing through him, he chooses to go back to see what Charles and Kales are chatting about
Kales Brando: *He walks over to a warp spot... a newly activated one.*
Charles Magellean bows, begins to turn around, but stops abruptly and looks back saying, "...A reelllic?"
Kales Brando: "Gather yonder workers, and you can adventure for the next piece, after I tell you all where it is."
Charles Magellean with his interest perked, follows Kales. He stops, bows, and goes to find the others.
Metal Man (GM): Kales: You find Aetos, MrMonster, and Tridus all near the Quester huts.
Digifanatic is currently just enjoying his peace in the area...
Metal Man (GM): Tridus happens to possess a strange aura of darkness around him.
Aetos: "Hey Charles, I was just about to go see what you were doing."
Metal Man (GM): Digi would be nearby, sitting near a tree or two.
Digifanatic: "Hey Charles."
Tridus: "...Must... get revenge..."
Charles Magellean: "New relic found; Elder Kales wants workers to come to new warp spot posthaste!"
Digifanatic gets up from his position and heads on over.
Charles Magellean: "...Day, Tridus."
Digifanatic: "Wait..." *He looks at this new guy. * "Do I know you?"
Aetos: "Alright then" He says, pretending he knows what hes talking about
MrMonster: "Hrm... I suppose it's better than being stuck in a hut... Where's Kales at?"
Charles Magellean: "You follow!"
Tridus: "I shall come; Metal is busy administrating our affairs right now. Even without much paper, he has... paperwork."