Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 228: Death Prism
Date: 5:06:53 PM, August 3rd; 4:18:11 PM, August 5th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): The group had just found the wrecked and nearly destroyed holo room. Then they entered a cave nearby, which teemed with bookcases and wasted literature. Under a nice big pile of books, the group found a warp spot, making their ability to visit the valley easy and quick. However, one problem remains. It is not too late to enter. Assume that. In fact, don't assume anything big. Assumptions will ruin your life. As I said, the warp spot allows instant transportation across this realm. To other warp spots. Like to the village you guys are using as an HQ. Now then. Having found the warp spot, which you are now at, we continue.
Metal Man: "Well, here's the spot. Good luck, I suppose, that we found it."
Julian Sawyer: "...So now what?"
Digifanatic somehow appears in this case. "Wow, somehow I overslept really badly... What's been going on?"
MrMonster would still probably be at the entrance to the cave, oblivious to these events.
Julian Sawyer: "Stuff. We found the Holo Room... well, one of them."
Traon: "My mother always told me shiny and bright things will be the death of me..." *He couldn't help but laugh at that.*
Metal Man: "We found an old holo room up here."
Digifanatic: "Ah. The nostalgia never seems to fade."
Metal Man: "Now then. Let's see... what should we do..."
Traon: "Lets throw a book in it and see what happens."
Julian Sawyer: "Suppose the only thing we can do is use the portal."
Azure: "Seems that way..."
Aetos: "Ok then... lets go?"
Metal Man: "Let's go... where?"
Digifanatic: "Suppose it's the best idea."
Aetos points to the portal "No idea."
Metal Man: "This portal is a warp spot, all it would do is take us back to the village. We need to get the warp room there, but there's no easy way to do that."
Julian Sawyer: "Piece by piece?"
Metal Man: "That would take years! Let me think... Ah! Yes. Now I remember. Kales said there was an artifact somewhere. We should go find that first, and perhaps see if it can help us."
Julian Sawyer: "...'Kay. Any idea to where the artifact might be? Those rooms our tour guide mentioned?"
Azure: "That's a definite." *He sighs.*
Metal Man: "The room he mentioned was the holo room."
Metal Man: "And there... were no artifacts in there, since they usually are held by big enemies..."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEP*
Julian Sawyer: "You got any other ideas? ..."
Metal Man (GM): Those dexes make another beep.
Digifanatic: "Another signal?"
Julian Sawyer: *Checks his Dex*
Digifanatic opens up, expecting the same thing as before.
Julian Sawyer: "What now..."
Charles Magellean isn't bothering with the dex this time.
Metal Man (GM): When you open it up, a fake wall where this 'corridor' should have ended actually opens up ..MrMonster is also suddenly warped into the room with you guys.
Julian Sawyer: "... That'll work... Yo Monster."
Digifanatic checks the display to see if the same message has appeared or not.
Metal Man: "There's something clearly unusual at work here."
Metal Man (GM): No message, nothing.
Digifanatic: "I have no idea what's up with these things lately."
MrMonster blinks, a bit confused... "How'd I get here? ... Are you people done massacring everything you see yet?"
Julian Sawyer: *Closes his dex and puts it back in his back pocket* "Alright, we got a path now."
Charles Magellean: "Apart from the opening dead-end, I see no problems."
Digifanatic starts walking onto the new path.
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up. We only killed a shield crab that nearly took Azure/Aetos's hair." *Moves on*
Metal Man walks forward as well.
Metal Man (GM): This area is a LOT less desolate.
Charles Magellean walks proudly.
Traon follows along as well
Metal Man (GM): While the books are all pretty much destroyed, you'd notice... tiled floors.
MrMonster follows the others, Miirnalk unsheathed.
Metal Man (GM): Ruined and with cracks and areas of dirt, but still tiled.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Water drips from the ceiling and small streams (Very shallow) that you can walk through are everywhere. Various plants grow where the sunlight comes through.
Julian Sawyer: "Someone musta lived here at some point in time..."
MrMonster looks about, not too sure about Julian's statement...
Metal Man (GM): This is where you encounter a place with six statues... all of strange humanoid figures with blunt baton-like weapons. They are on the edge of the path, and there's a shut stone door dead ahead.
Digifanatic walks to these statues to get a better glimpse at who they might be.
Julian Sawyer: *Checks the door for a lock or anything*
Metal Man (GM): You have no clue as to who the statues are. The door has no locks, or doorknobs, it's just a slab. It looks very old.
Aetos looks at one of the statues for anything... distinct.
Julian Sawyer: *Knocks on it*
Metal Man (GM): It makes a hollow noise... it sounds rather metallic. Aetos: The statues are... very basic. they don't have faces or distinct features. They look like templates from which other statues could be made.
MrMonster stands before the first set of statues, wondering what this place is.
Traon looks at the statues and shutters somewhat "I don't like this... Its sending shrills up my spine."
Metal Man: "I have no clue what this place is either."
Aetos looks at the baton-like weapon then...
Metal Man stares at the statues quizzically.
Charles Magellean: "This place does look boring."
Digifanatic touches a statue to see if there's nothing abnormal concealed in it.
Metal Man (GM): It's like an oversized baton, rather heavy looking, no normal person could wield one. The statue feels like stone.
Digifanatic: "Huh... nothing odd."
Metal Man (GM): The door slab is cracked and old.
Aetos: "Well then... perhaps we could just break the door open..."
Julian Sawyer: *Reaches into his back pocket and draws Vendetta, and ignites it* "Anyone mind if I try and cut this door open?"
Metal Man: "Not at all."
Digifanatic: "Be my guest."
Azure: *Backs up slightly.*
Charles Magellean: "I hope a counter-trap doesn't happen."
Metal Man: *Shrug*
Julian Sawyer: "Alright then." *Julian then starts carving a doorway with the lightsaber like they do in the movies*
Traon: "And that is why I am backing away... Far away..." *He backs away quite a bit incase something happens.*
Metal Man (GM): When you touch the door... *CLICK* Your Indiana Jones sense is tingling!
Aetos cringes "Eek!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM* A huge slab falls down behind you, blocking escape.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): *PHSEERM* Some sort of purple energy field blocks you from even touching the door or the doorway.
Julian Sawyer: "This ain't good..."
Metal Man (GM): The statues suddenly become electrified.
Metal Man: "Eh?"
Metal Man (GM): *CRACKLECRACKLECRACK*
Julian Sawyer: "Not good at all..."
Aetos backs as far away as possible
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You back into the stone slab...
Julian Sawyer: "Battle time!"
Metal Man (GM): There's nowhere to run.
Aetos leans up on the slab
Metal Man (GM): They... they break out of their stone casing.
MrMonster backs up farther down the hall... Just to get a bit farther away from the statues.
Julian Sawyer: *Turns to face the statues*
Digifanatic: "Oh great."
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: You back into the slab too.
Azure is glad he back away he now sweeps his left leg forward and his right back "Looks like there's no choice."
Metal Man (GM): They're... purple men with beam sabers. That's right. Weird ripoffs of light sabers. All six of them.
MrMonster sheaths Miirnalk...
Metal Man (GM): They, too, seem familiar, but you're sure you've never seen them before.
MrMonster: "This'll be a tough fight..."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Evil Phantoms That's right. Not Phantom, the person, but more like ghosts. But they're solid.
Charles Magellean does not take kindly to wandering unsents. Yet he will take a passive maneuver. He defends on all three of his actions, thus ending his turn.
Azure holds his hands together and seems to begin chanting something. As he does strange glowing orbs appear around him glowing. The float around each with its own unique movement. A few float toward Troan and glow. (quick draw. Self help ability cast invincible.) they fade away save the ones around troan as he equips his guantlets and rushes toward the purble looking enemies with a double strike combo.
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Azure: "26% each" *He strikes once more. 104% if they all hit.*
Metal Man (GM): The slow and weak statue is hit by everything.
Digifanatic attacks the same statue/Phantom thing with a Fire Punch and then a Super Mario Punch, for kicks.
Metal Man (GM): All hit. They do have coins, of which 16 you get.
Digifanatic finishes up with a defend (and an Eye Spy on that damaged Phantom).
Metal Man (GM): 140/500
Metal Man: "I'll teach this thing some manners..." *He takes out his plastic arm with fake gun... and takes careful aim at it.*
Metal Man (GM): *FOOLPROOF'D Hit* 205 damage.
MrMonster decides to go with the destructive flow of the others. He tries a Beta Confusion, Gamma Sword Shot, and an Alpha Electric Fan on the first statue.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Crit Hit miss.
Aetos runs up and drills into phantom 2, 3 times! Ouch!
Metal Man (GM): 4 hits
Traon starts off by casting combination spell on himself. After that he does his combination of meteo and ice storm.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom 1 is destroyed. The remaining, slow, but luckier, statues... engage. Phantom 2 attacks Aetos with two swipes with that gigantic beam saber and then fires off a rainbow beam at him. You crit the check, but your INT is one/two points away from repelling a prismatic beam. On the plus side, it only deals 37 prismatic damage to you. However, the sword stabs deal 50 damage per hit.
Aetos gets mauled againt the stone slab, he lies on the ground. and stands up bleeding. "Owwww..."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom 3 decides to finish the job and repeats the barrage against Aetos.
Aetos: "I feel like I just survived an army execution."
Metal Man (GM): No INT check needed, since against you the deadly Prismatic ray hits again. 109 damage total.
Aetos falls down after being attacked yet again He doesn't get up this time...
Metal Man (GM): Phantom 4 unleashes a barrage of prismatic death at Azure. Azure: 3 INT checks. So close... so far. 277 prismatic damage. Phantoms 5 and 6 merely try to slash Metal up. A lot. Number of questions asked that were already addressed in SSQ 101v2: 10. All hit Metal; 300 damage. It does not say triple your HP. It says Max HP + 200. You can't live with that. I mean, only a 19. That would save you if you had taken, say... 143 or less damage.
Metal Man is obviously killed by that saber barrage. One life down the drain!
Metal Man (GM): Julian: There's five phantoms left. Phantom 1 is dead, Phantom 2 is wounded. The rest are all good.
Julian Sawyer: "I don't even need Vendetta for this." *Julian de-ignites Vendetta and replaces it in his back pocket, then heads straight towards Phantom 2, giving it a right-haymaker/left-haymaker combo to the face. Last action depends on if that kills it*
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. They're powerful but lack defense. DEAD Yup. You kill it like, a lot.
Julian Sawyer: *Obliterates Phantom 2's face, then pushes off it and attacks Phantom 3 with a Beatbox*
Metal Man (GM): Of course, that doesn't replace the three people they killed so quickly. Or nthat if even one survives you're likely to be obliterated once or twice. All hit.
Julian Sawyer: *Pushes off the Phantom and lands back by the group*
Charles Magellean: "Say goodnight, wanderers." *He takes out his miniguns, spinning the barrels on each of them. He fires bullets 4 bullets at each of the remaining Phantoms except the 5 on the last two. He raises the guns on the final shots to stop shooting.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Why didn't you concentrate on Phantom 3?"
Metal Man (GM): 450 total. *Destructorz* ...Well, on the plus side, that's a good reason to miss your turn. Unlike whatever he was missing us for earlier. If it was DW I'm going to eat my shirt. Anyway... I also hope his grandfather is okay.
Digifanatic starts off with a nice little thwack of the Golf Club on Phantom 3.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then tries a Super Mario Punch on the same Phantom. He then goes all out, with a Fire Punch, but instead of hitting the Phantom, fireballs spreading to each remaining Phantom. QUAKE SMASH
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Digifanatic Eye Spies the remaining Phantoms, #3 if he can only do so to one of them.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... I'll need one thing in SSQ 101 to keep things more smooth. That is, no need to roll multiple times when hitting multiple targets. It's also more realistic to use DnD and all the stats, buut that also takes more time. The only one you can see, Phantom 4, is at... 71/500 I was gonna mention that #3 was dead, but... Meh.
Julian Sawyer: "C'mon Metal! Take 'em out!"
Metal Man (GM): Okay, anyway. Ignoring the rash of people not telling me what they should and asking annoying questions and doing things which are bothersome...
Metal Man repeats his powerful charge-up weapon attack on Phantom 4.
Metal Man (GM): Blammo. 205 damage.
MrMonster extends his hand towards the sixth ghostly figure and fires a kinetic blast of energy at it, a Gamma Sword Shot. The Trulander would then down a Maple Syrup and and summon up a kinetic barrier to block some attacks (Defending, +2 AC.)
Metal Man (GM): 30% damage of doom indeed.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos raises his hands and thrusts them down at the ground, a bright flash of light comes from the ceiling and a blast of wind crushes all phantoms .
Metal Man (GM): You're lucky enough to barely hit 'em all.
Aetos then runs up to Phantom #4 and punches it!
Metal Man (GM): ANOTHER barely hit. You're barely lucky.
Traon starts off by chugging one of his few blue potions to recover half of hp/mp. He finishes off by simply blasting a ice storm at the remaining phantoms.
Metal Man (GM): Okay, do your action as well. Oh. Ok. I like your use of multi-target attacks. Anyway, the remaining three decide to, once again, attempt to destroy people. Phantom 4 attacks Charles with three prismatic rays. Charles: Roll 3 INT checks. Unfortunately, your mind is too weak, as well as your luck. 987 damage of doom. Basically, you're KO'd by prismatic energy.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Anyway..... Still turn 2, about to be third. The second one goes up and attacks... He attacks Julian with a series of vicious saber swipes. Let's see... miss, miss, hit. 50 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *Evades, evades, SABER'D*
Metal Man (GM): The other one then follows up by attacking Julian with its saber. Hit, hit, miss. 100 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *SABER'D, SABER'D, evade*
Metal Man (GM): I'll wait for Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *Life!*
Aetos stands back and watches the onslaught...
Julian Sawyer: "You'll have to do better than that!" *Julian reaches into his back pocket, and pulls out... a PEZ Dispenser with a Max Mushroom for a head. Julian tilts the head back, and receives a white PEZ tablet with red stripes. Julian pops this into his mouth.* "Tastes like... Strawberries and cream." *Julian's health is restored to full by the Max 'Shroom PEZ, and he places the dispenser back in his pocket He then heads towards Phantom 4, laying the smack down with a Double Beatbox*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Phantom 4 dies.
Julian Sawyer: *BAM POW SMACK WHAM BLAM ZOT! Retreats back to the group* "...Someone might want to heal Charles..."
Digifanatic: "I have rings, but nothing to revive, though."
Julian Sawyer: "Why would you be carrying anything less than 100 rings?"
Azure revives cracks his knuckles and rushes toward a phantom. His gauntlets glow as the crackle with energy (charge) he would them run at one head on using his quake smash ability to hit them all.
Julian Sawyer: "So heal him with them!"
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit.
Azure: *156% to what remains of the phantoms Quake Smash: 1/3*
Digifanatic starts off by going by Julian's intentions and using all 150 of his remaining rings (100 to revive and 50 further to heal, of course)... He continues by using a Fire Punch on Phantom 5. He then uses a SM Punch on Phantom 5 again.
Metal Man (GM): Charles is fully healed, then the 50 extra go into his pocketses. Hit
Digifanatic Eye Spies Phantom 5 as his turn ends.
Metal Man goes in for the kill on Phantom 5.
Metal Man (GM): 239/500 ...Ouch Paralysis, 820 damage *EXPLODE*
Julian Sawyer: "...Daymn..."
Charles Magellean slowly... gets up... his speech... slurred.
Metal Man: "...Take that!"
Charles Magellean: "Pprrrssmmtick ...rrrvnnggah."
Metal Man (GM): You would havenoticed the fake gun fired a 'BANG' flag into the phantom's forehead, which then caused its forehead to explode.
MrMonster just punches it thrice, needing to get off the computer in real life.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit
Aetos shish kebobs the last phantom, flips back and uses push on it, then defends.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aetos misses the shish kebob.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Ok
Traon just simply casts ice storm on the last phantom.
Aetos: "Get 'em Traon!"
Metal Man (GM): The remaining guy attacks Metal. A lot.
Aetos: "Metal Nooo!"
Metal Man (GM): And only misses once... but fails to kill Metal.
Metal Man: "Ow. Ow. That somewhat hurt."
Julian Sawyer: "You're goin' down!" *Julian yells at the Phantom as he rushes it, working over its face with his right/left combo punch*
Metal Man (GM): DEATH It, too, is exterminateeeeed.
Julian Sawyer: *O-O-O-OVERDRIVE!*
Metal Man (GM): The statues are dead; the door ahead breaks open. +1200 EXP
Digifanatic: "There we go."
Metal Man (GM): +7000 coins And...
Julian Sawyer: *Hovers in mid-air as his Rocket Boots kick in due to Overdrive*
Metal Man (GM): Paralyze bomb, Spiked shoes, IQ Capsule, Jet Booster, Weapon Warper, and Wonder Drink. Those appear where the corpses of the weird statues were.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... one of my items came in."
Julian Sawyer: *Takes that IQ Capsule*
Aetos: "I'll nab this one."
MrMonster grabs 7000 coins and continues on down the corridor.
Aetos takes the paralyze bomb.
Azure walks over to the weapon warper and picks it up
Digifanatic: "Eh... I have space for an item."
Charles Magellean gets the Jet Booster and the Wonder Drink.
Metal Man follows MrMonster.
Julian Sawyer: *Pops the IQ Capsule in his mouth and chews it as his INT goes up to 25*
Digifanatic takes the Spiked Shoes in a "What the heck?" situation.
Julian Sawyer: "Right... so we just gotta get the door open now."
Metal Man (GM): The door is open, actually. It crumbled when all the statues died.
Digifanatic follows the others.
Aetos follows MM and Mr.M
Metal Man (GM): Leaving a pathway into a rather large area.... Which is, of course, consisting of more ruins.
Traon follows after everyone
Metal Man (GM): There's two wooden stairways, both of which go up to balconies. There's a final door dead ahead, but it's somehow way up towards the ceiling and blocked by a force field.
Julian Sawyer: *Moves on*
Metal Man (GM): There's also bookshelves everywhere, sun shining in from the ceiling, and some weird panel dead ahead, if you keep on going towards the wall on the base level.
Julian Sawyer: *Checks the panel.*
Metal Man (GM): The panel is old. It has numbers on it and an up/down button. It's currently set at 70.
Charles Magellean looks around, looking for books.
Digifanatic walks over as well.
Metal Man (GM): Charles: You see a single pristine book, laying on the ground.
Azure moves head over heals at the bookshelves looking them over as he does looking for books that stand out. Or if the books are even takeable in the first place.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Julian, do you mind if I try changing the number?"
Julian Sawyer: *Hits the down button*
Metal Man (GM): Charles: Did you log that last page of Sardis Mongul's book?
MrMonster heads up to the balcony to get a closer look at the door.
Metal Man (GM): If you did, rather than me looking through the logs, could you PM me it?
Charles Magellean checks this book. He checks...!
Metal Man (GM): The book... it has both a page from that journal AND it's a book in itself. The page from the journal sticking out like a sore thumb.
Charles Magellean takes the page.
Metal Man (GM): Which balcony, MrMonster? You can go left balcony or right balcony. The button... you press it once. The number is now 69.
Aetos walks up the opposite balcony then Mr. M.
Metal Man (GM): You hear a humming... and the room becomes cooler.
MrMonster heads up to the left balcony to get a closer look at the door.
Julian Sawyer: "...It's a thermostat."
Metal Man (GM): Left balcony? Okay, you go up, and you see that it is a door much like from Nintendus. That is, a wooden door.
Azure: *While he walks he holds his hand out as 100 rings fly around him restoring the lost life he had lost. He notices Charles found a book he continues searching however.* .oO(Library maybe... nah couldn't possibly be.)
Julian Sawyer: "Why you'd need one, I don't know."
Metal Man (GM): It has something written above it, but you can't see it.
Digifanatic heads over to the other balcony
Metal Man (GM): On this left balcony, you see an open panel with broken wires in it...
Aetos tries to see the words with sharp eyes?
Metal Man (GM): Red, green, and blue. Broken. Aetos: You can't see them from the ground. Try going up on a balcony.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries taking the meter down to 60.*
MrMonster ignores the panel since he isn't skilled with electronics... He tries to see how they would reach that force-field shielded door.
Digifanatic: "See anything, Aetos?"
Metal Man (GM): Oh. Okay, Aetos picks it out... yes. It says 'Library' MrMonster: You can't tell, besides flying.....
Aetos: "Uh... yeah. Library is what those words say..."
Metal Man (GM): However, the people on the right balcony see a computer console. Meanwhile, Charles would begin to read the page... --> I'll PM it to him.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries taking the meter down to 60.*
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: About 50 feet
Aetos: "Hey whats that?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian: The temperature continues going down.
Aetos starts to get chilly...
Digifanatic: "Bring it back up, Julian."
Julian Sawyer: *Gets the temp back up to a comfortable 70.*
Traon goes up the right balcony for the heck of it to check it out.
MrMonster: "Hrm... Does anyone have any idea on how to take that force field down?" *He points to the door.*
Julian Sawyer: *Decides he isn't gonna mess with it anmore* "Debarrier cube?"
Aetos looks at the computer
Digifanatic: "Go for it."
Metal Man (GM): The right balcony has a computer console on it.
Digifanatic heads over for the console.
Julian Sawyer: *Reaches into his back pocket, pulls out another PEZ Dispenser with a Debarrier cube for a head, and gets a weird blue tablet that morphs into a Debarrier cube a few seconds later Puts the PEZ Dispenser back in in his pocket, then chucks the Cube at the force field*
Aetos stands next to Digi at the console
Digifanatic: "Hey, incase this backfires... But it usually doesn't."
Traon examines the computer console. "Right..."
Metal Man (GM): The cube hits the force field and fizzles out of existence. The console requires a password... It also has a button you can click that says 'password hint'
Azure: "Try it?"
Aetos: "Go ahead Digi."
Julian Sawyer: "...Crap. That's first time I've seen that it hasn't worked..."
Metal Man (GM): The cube.
Digifanatic hits that button.
Metal Man (GM): The computer shows a riddle.
Digifanatic: "Weird how there'd be a button here... unless the person who owned this had a bad memory problem."
Traon: "Ahh, I love riddles."
Julian Sawyer: *Flies up to where Digi and Aetos are*
Charles Magellean waits on the main floor, not going to either balcony.
Digifanatic: "Well, this could be interesting."
Metal Man (GM): "What only exists in our minds, because it does not exist in reality, something that comes before ne but after ne's negative partner?"
Julian Sawyer: "...ne?"
Aetos: "Northeast? Naah..."
Julian Sawyer: "...I'm pretty sure Southwest exists in reality..."
Charles Magellean places the page into the journal. He'll tell them of his discovery later.
Aetos: "I can think of many things only existing in my mind... but the ne and its negative parter confuse me... Perhaps, neutron?"
Julian Sawyer: "Those exist too."
Aetos: "Yes... Hmm."
Julian Sawyer: "I got nothin'."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... It has to be a concept or theory."
Aetos sits, "I'm stumped..." *continues to think* "What only exists in our minds, because it does not exist in reality, something that comes before ne but after ne's negative partner?"
Julian Sawyer: "What the hell is ne?"
Azure: "Well... direction is something that's in our minds. We created it to explain placements and points but... no that's not it..." *He sits his hand on his chin pondering...*
Metal Man (GM): You notice a strange space in front of the ne's. Like a letter was intentionally omitted.
Julian Sawyer: "...Zero?"
Julian Sawyer: *Types in Zero*
Metal Man (GM): It beeps once.
Aetos: "Ah it makes sense!..."
Metal Man (GM): Then a set of stairs raise out of the ground to the door.
Julian Sawyer: "Math is power."
Metal Man (GM): ...But the force field is still in the way.
Metal Man: "Let's try the other balcony."
Charles Magellean moves out of the way.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies over*
Charles Magellean: "Sheesh!"
MrMonster: "All that's on this balcony is some wires... Nothing more."
Metal Man (GM): Broken panel. Red, blue, and green wires in it, which are broken. They need to be hooked back up... but how?
Digifanatic heads down to figure this out.
Julian Sawyer: "...Anyone got some duct tape?"
Metal Man: "Not me."
Aetos: "Knew I forgot something..."
Digifanatic: "Me neither."
Aetos: "WELL then..."
Metal Man: "Some other way to fix it?"
MrMonster: "... Couldn't you tie the wires together?"
Aetos looks through the books for anything of use...
Metal Man (GM): They turn to dust when you touch them. If you must.
Aetos: "! Ahh!"
Julian Sawyer: *INT Checks to see if he can think of another way to fix the wires*
Metal Man (GM): You think of sticking them together by grabbing the rubber insulated part and touching the copper ends together.
Julian Sawyer: *Does so*
Metal Man (GM): *BZT* The force field goes down, and... appears passable.
Aetos returns to them "Don't... shock yourself... Yay!"
MrMonster heads down to the main floor and up the center steps to the door.
Aetos cautiously walks up the stairway to the door...
Metal Man (GM): You can open the door.
Aetos looks at Mr.M
Metal Man follows.
MrMonster opens the door and steps through.
Digifanatic had gone through as well...
Julian Sawyer: *Enters door*
Metal Man (GM): You've all reached the top of the stairs. The old wooden door looks worn, but unlocked. Who wishes to open it?
Julian Sawyer: "I ain't touchin' it."
Metal Man (GM): The door knob is brass.
Jinacereg: "Can I touch it?"
Metal Man (GM): It is shiny. It also looks unused.
Jinacereg: "Please?! ...It's... so... SHINY!"
Aetos opens it.
Metal Man (GM): The door itself is brown, with bits and pieces flaking off of it.
Aetos: "Haha MY SHINIES!"
Metal Man (GM): The door squeaks open, the smoothness of the door knob satiating Aetos's need to touch shiny objects. Some dust falls off of the top of the door. You see a narrow cave corridor inside.
Aetos lets out a relieving 'sigh.'
Jinacereg murmurs something about Aetos being a kender...
Metal Man (GM): No traps... but you hear the faint hum of computers, as well as a computer screen dead ahead.
Julian Sawyer: *Moves on.*
Jinacereg: "Letsa go!"
Aetos follows Julian.
MrMonster follows, Miirnalk unsheathed.
Jinacereg unsheathes Argent.
Metal Man (GM): You enter the room...
Aetos thinks people unsheating their weapons before we even fight is odd.
Metal Man (GM): The corridor leads into a dome-shaped area. Very spacious, and actually dry. It is round. Various computers and keyboards and unknown machinery is all about this room ...One of the screens is blinking...
Jinacereg looks at the blinking screen.
Metal Man (GM): 'Security Footage Archived Serious damage to hard drive systems; last known footage stored in memory'
Julian Sawyer: *Checks it out*
Jinacereg: "Uh... does this respond to voice messages?"
Metal Man (GM): 'Power at 100%; system stability at 13% and falling.'
Aetos thinks for a second... and tries to open up the 'last known footage.'
Metal Man (GM): You push some buttons... the screen soon changes to show some sort of video.
???: "He's coming! Ahhhhhhhh!!!"
Aetos's eyes open wide.
Metal Man (GM): Someone is blasted in the background of the video. It shows many explosions. Another person in a white coat runs up and enters some commands, then flees off to the side. Another person is blasted in the distance. BOOOM The entire area the camera shots explodes, knocking the camera to the floor.
Jinacereg raises his eyebrow. "Implode much?"
Metal Man (GM): The camera records one last moment... a silhouette walks up, only his feet shown.
???: "Worthless, all of them." *CRUNCH* *The video feed dies.*
MrMonster wonders what that all could have been, but doesn't really have a clue.
Julian Sawyer: "...Wonder who that was..."
Metal Man (GM): The computer begins beeping.
Aetos wonders what the feet look like.
Metal Man (GM): 'Stability is at 0%. Systems compromised.'
Jinacereg: "Oh dear... beeping cannot be good."
Metal Man (GM): *BZVHK* That computer shuts down.
Jinacereg: "Yep. Never good."
Julian Sawyer: "Now what..."
Digifanatic appears. "Hello."
Jinacereg: "...We can... uh... search the room, I guess?"
Metal Man (GM): You hear a computer voice. The same one... from the other place where you fought a computer.
Voice: "Intruders detected in library dataroom. Terminate immediately."
Jinacereg: "...oh dear."
Metal Man (GM): A big steel blast door seals over the way out. More rise up to protect the computers.
Julian Sawyer: "...Battle time..."
Aetos is reminded of the last security robot fight
Metal Man (GM): Then... various tiles in the floor begin moving.
Jinacereg: "I wish I had a stero in here... maybe listen some cool, pseudo --...cool!"
Metal Man (GM): They shift outwards and reveal a circular object in the floor.
MrMonster: "..." *The Trulander summons up a Beta PK Shield.*
Metal Man (GM): Three steel poles rise out of the ceiling and meet together over the middle of the metallic circle.
Voice: "auxiliary defense protocols engaged."
Metal Man (GM): Electricity charges between the three poles.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The circle glows... the entire thing begins spinning. You hear alarms go off.
Jinacereg: "Okay. Who's taking the blame?"
Voice: "Power systems over loaddedededed."
Aetos plugs his ears and hopes the elecricity doesn't shoot at him
Voice: "Control system override impossible. *KHTZ*."
Voice: "Modulation system offl*KTZH*ine."
Metal Man (GM): You see sparks flying from the spinning thing in front of you. *BLAM* *BLAM*
Julian Sawyer: "There must be another control room somewhere... and someone in it..."
Metal Man (GM): Some small explosions are happening on it.
Julian Sawyer: "This can't be good..."
Aetos hides behind Julian
Voice: "Control *KHZT* seve*KTZED* ed."
Jinacereg: "...Huh? Did it say served or severed?"
Voice: "Emerge*KTZHEHEHEHDHDED*" *BOOM*
Metal Man (GM): The voice is stopped mid-announcement by some sort of malfunction.
Digifanatic: "Well then..."
Metal Man (GM): The spinning thing glows almost like a black portal, then completely explodes.
Aetos wonders for a moment...
MrMonster: "Remind me again as to why we have to muck around in foreign caves with warps to unknown places?"
Julian Sawyer: "Kales."
Metal Man: "To get home, MrMonster. Do you really want to live here?"
Jinacereg: "I was gonna go with 'Someone up there hates us.'"
MrMonster: "... You."
Metal Man (GM): A being forms out of the wreckage... a vaguely humanoid monster with metallic framework around a violently pulsing rainbow energy which makes up its body.
Digifanatic: "I don't want to worship Kuja, but I suppose I can agree with Metal..."
Aetos: "Lets stop talking and focus on what the hell that is!!"
Metal Man (GM): It looks around... then points a hand at the ceiling where the machinery that had apparently tried to control it was.
MrMonster narrows his eyes, thinking back to past encounters... "If I am correct about what that energy is... It's prismatic energy... This may be bad."
Julian Sawyer: *Looks up*
Metal Man (GM): ...A whole stream of portals are opened and fired into it. *BAMBAMBAMBAMBAM*
Jinacereg: "Oh dear."
Metal Man (GM): Rainbow sparkles fly everywhere, dealing no damage. The ceiling there is obliterated. It then spins once... all of the debris is absorbed into it.
Digifanatic: "This is screwed up!"
Jinacereg: "I'd say!"
Metal Man: "...We're going to have to destroy that before it absorbs more than a ruddy ceiling."
Julian Sawyer: "Like a gun."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Prismatic Beast. It glides across the floor with grace and beauty. Then it decides to assault Julian by shooting portals at him. 46 prismatic damage per hit. It then turns to Metal and opens two portals, one at each side of him, trying to shred him. He takes 100 damage but survives.
Metal Man: "Argh!"
Metal Man (GM): Then it actually fires a beam made out of the weird prismatic stuff it is made out of into Digi, dealing 50 damage to both itself and Digi instantly.
Jinacereg whistles... "I think we are going to lose..."
Metal Man: "Not if I hit it hard enough with my plastic arm of doom."
Jinacereg: "I suppose..."
Aetos looks up at the no-longer ceiling, thinking about if he sees the sky up there or not.
Metal Man (GM): There is sky, indeed. However, you're sure this monster can chase you anywhere you go. It's floating a foot off of the ground and moves like a ballet dancer. Julian? You there? Hello? ......
Digifanatic starts off by trying to give this Beast a Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): You hit it, but your fire punch... well, your punch would have hit it, but it absorbs the fire right off your fist. More like, sucks it in like tasty whipped cream. 0 damage.
Metal Man: "...Well, it can't be damaged by fire."
Digifanatic is able to Overdrive off that hit, though...
Metal Man (GM): Anything else?
Digifanatic: "Or he has a big DR."
Jinacereg: "I have a theory... which is amazing, considering my lack of IQ... but anywho."
Digifanatic tries an OD Super Mario Punch, obviously expecting no coins but needing the hit...
Jinacereg: "Either A, he's immune to everything. B, he only takes non elemental damage. C, he absorbs elemental damage."
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage; coins fly out of the weird prismatic thing and into your pocket.
Julian Sawyer: *Retroactively takes 46 damage*
Digifanatic then finishes his turn with an OD Thunderstorm.
Metal Man (GM): The attack misses; it then eats the thunderbolts and takes 0 damage.
Digifanatic tries to Eye Spy this as his turn ended.
Julian Sawyer flies towards the Prismatic Beast, then starts laying down the smack with a Speedbag, following up with a blow to the mid-section. 2/3 actions used
Metal Man (GM): All hit. It's graceful, but somewhat slow. Hit.
Julian Sawyer then rears back as his fist glows then lunges, delivering a KO Punch to the Beast's head.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian Sawyer: *HP HALVED*
Metal Man (GM): You hit it, but something odd happens. Instead of taking damage, the rainbow stuff in the middle is now black stuff.
Aetos: "Uh... oh..."
Digifanatic: "Oh great..."
Julian Sawyer: *Flies back to the group as the KO Punch connects, but notices the change.* "...That can't be good..."
Digifanatic: "Why must our best attacks always get screwed up right about this time?"
Metal Man charges up for a powerful arm smash.
Jinacereg: "I think we're gonna loosee..."
Aetos: "Don't say that... If you say that, it might happen."
Julian Sawyer: "It won't."
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* *SMASH* The attack, which is ice-oriented, hits the evil being straight in the noggin, dealing 280 ice damage ..That's odd, that was an -elemental- attack, and it dealt damage.
Julian Sawyer: "...Looks like anything goes now."
Metal Man: "I guess so."
Digifanatic: "Yup... As long as it's black."
Aetos: "Or maybe normal damage wont work now..."
MrMonster doesn't particularly want to get close to that prismatic creature and keeps his distance. His scimitar's glow brightens as the psionic warrior thrusts the blade forward, a kinetic missile flying towards his foe (Gamma Sword Shot). Afterwards Mr. Monster takes out several spines from a pouch on his right arm's leather bracer and throws a wave of the projectives at the prismatic beast (Alpha Needles).
Digifanatic: "When it was a rainbow, it was absorbing everything."
MrMonster finally ends his turn by downing a Maple Syrup, restoring his energy.
Digifanatic: "If it changed to red, then it'd probably start absorbing anything fire, etc."
Jinacereg: "Besides non-elemental."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.... Miss hit hit. The attacks are entirely absorbed by the darkness.
Julian Sawyer: "...Elemental it is."
Metal Man: "...He's right, it's absorbing normal damage now!"
Aetos jumps up into the sky way way up there until all you see is a spec... after a while he comes crashing back down like a ... person coming crashing down to earth...
Digifanatic: "Just don't let it be red."
MrMonster: .oO(This is truly an odd being we're fighting with...)
Metal Man (GM): The ceiling was destroyed earlier by the Prismatic Beast. So Aetos is able to fly through it easily. Hit. You find your attack's force absorbed into the creature... it takes no damage.
Aetos lands on the creature, spear impaling it, he pulls it out, jumps up and to the ground, cruched... he shish kebobs the thing!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos flips back to his spot "Well I have no elemental damage yet..."
Metal Man (GM): It absorbs the force of the attack; your spear comes out of it like you stabbed jello. Except the hole you made quickly disappears.
Julian Sawyer: "So why bother attacking?"
Metal Man: "You could have defended some."
Aetos: "Because it was the first time I ever tried my new attack."
Jinacereg: "Coulda used that windish... barrier... thing..."
Aetos: "It felt good being up in the sky for that long time..."
Julian Sawyer: "Or defended."
Metal Man (GM): The slow but graceful and freaky looking stick-like monster taunts you all with a graceful spin.
Jinacereg shrugs, unleashing two of his Baby Jolts. "You're not a ballerina!"
Aetos: "You know, this reminds me of this creature of some game... looks like it, though... doesn't act like it..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss. It reacts violently and is damaged. It then goes on the attack.
Jinacereg: "Oh dear."
Metal Man (GM): First, it opens a portal in front of Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets ready to move*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: You see yourself walk out of the portal.
Julian Sawyer: "I'll take this punk down! ...Not this again..."
Julian Sawyer flies towards Julian, then starts laying down the smack with a Speedbag, following up with a blow to the mid-section. 2/3 actions used "This is like... the 5th time someone's used a clone of me-WHOA!"
Jinacereg: "Whoa... it's repeating you."
Metal Man (GM): 47 damage per hit. 138 damage if that hits.
Julian Sawyer: *POW BAM WHACK BIFF PUNCH KICK MIDSECTIONED!*
Julian Sawyer then rears back as his fist glows then lunges, delivering a KO Punch to the Julian's head.
Metal Man (GM): *HP HALVED* The strange clone of Julian who beat the other Julian up then marches back into the portal.
Julian Sawyer gets the -CENSORED- beaten out of him from the Speedbag, getting launched into a generic blue warp portal that opens on the wall, technically dodging the KO Punch. "Take that, loser!" *disappear*
Aetos blinks "That was... COOL! I mean... er..."
Metal Man (GM): The monster then points at Julian, seconds before Julian disappears into the blue warp portal. *FREEZE* Time freezes, with Julian's corpse stuck mid-air floating towards the blue portal. The area around it turns black-and-white.
Digifanatic: "I might be able to help him..."
Metal Man (GM): Then, the angry beast fires another prismatic blast into Digi, dealing 50 damage to itself and Digi, this time of non-elemental due to its current darkness. ; Julian is frozen in time for this round.
Julian Sawyer: *Generic blue warp portal disappears after 10 seconds.*
Metal Man (GM): He cannot be attacked nor helped.
Jinacereg: "I want to know how much longer it'll take to kill this guy."
Digifanatic: "I should have kept those 50 spare rings I gave to Charles..."
Metal Man: "What do you think I am, a mathmetician? I hardly know if there is a way to destroy such a freakish abberration!"
Digifanatic uses a OD Fire Punch, blaring annoyed at the Beast.
Metal Man seems both freaked out and confused at the same time.
Jinacereg: "...uh... sorry?"
Metal Man: "I'm just saying... meh."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You give it a roasty punch to the face.
Digifanatic then tries another OD SMPunch...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: "Oh, too late!"
Metal Man (GM): It takes no damage; 27 coins actually fly out of your pocket and into the monster.
Digifanatic: "What in the world!"
Metal Man: "It is truly a freak of existence."
Jinacereg: "...Oh boy... Let's hope he doesn't reserve all attack now..."
Digifanatic then does that Fire Punch again, seen as how it worked before.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Another 58 damage.
Aetos: "I wonder if it will change again..."
Digifanatic Eye Spies, though
Metal Man: "...I must bash it anyway." *He aims up and does another super smash of doom.*
Metal Man (GM): 190 damage. 0 damage.
Metal Man: "...D'oh! I forgot... oh well. At least it won't likely attack me."
Jinacereg: "Homer Simpson, anyone...?"
MrMonster rushes at the monster, Confusion and Ring Toss skills being fired... Once close to the beast Mr. Monster slices it with an Electric Fan.
Aetos: "I don't know if its this simple, but perhaps while this color, physical attacks with no elemental damage will heal it...."
Julian Sawyer: *FAILD*
Metal Man (GM): The first attack misses terribly; it responds by shooting portals at you. 46 nonelemental damage per hit.
MrMonster is torn by the portals, but still stands and continues his assault.
Metal Man (GM): It spins around and dodges everything. It makes you furious. +10 to hit for your next round of attacks. Well, they are projectiles, but with a twist: They are infinitely thin and can slice through anything. Nope... however, I'd say the first one is blocked by it. destabilized and fizzles out.
MrMonster curses and backs up a few steps, his turn over.
Aetos hopes this plan works... Aetos MIMICs the creature!
Metal Man (GM): Aetos suddenly begins glowing like a rainbow. He also gains the ability to shoot portals at people.
Aetos: "Woah... I'm pretty!" *He accidentally fires off a portal at the creature after he speaks...*
Metal Man (GM): Three hits, STR mod to hit, STR prismatic damage per hit.
Jinacereg slaps his forehead.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT miss hit. *BLAMMO* Your attack blasts it up. Damage? (Unmodified)
Aetos lastly summons a melee stadium item!
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... well, it takes 2x damage from portals of the opposite prismatic mode, so that means 164 prismatic damage total.
Aetos: *Super Mushroom!*
Jinacereg looks at the Mushroom. "...Is that even safe?"
Aetos shakes his head. He motions Jina not to take it.
Metal Man (GM): Jinarceg decides he needs to take a tactical rest for some reason. He gains 600 EXP for what he did so far. He starts off by freezing Digi and Aetos in time, and then firing portals at Metal.
Metal Man (GM): miss hit hit.
Metal Man is sliced up by those evil portals.
Metal Man (GM): He is FINALLY unfrozen in time and then revived, leaving him with two actions.
MrMonster: "... This is starting to look bad..."
Julian Sawyer drops into a waiting generic blue warp portal, which turns red as he rises out of it, vengeful, but with no elemental attacks... "Gah... I hate clones... Now what am I gonna do against this guy..."
Aetos stands there with the black n white around him...
Julian Sawyer: *Reaches up onto his fedora... and pulls out the feather, which had begun to glow* "...The hell?" *He stares at it for about 5 seconds, then comes to a revalation.* "...Oh..." *Julian looks at the Beast, then throws the feather at it, Which suddenly grows larger and bursts into flames. PK FIRE!*
Metal Man (GM): The beast moves to dodge it... but is ker-blammoed with it instead. You do double damage for using two elements simultaneously!
Julian Sawyer: *Scratches his head* "How the hell did I do that..." *A replacement feather appears in Julian's fedora. He does it again, I suppose.*
Metal Man (GM): 42 damage it is. Oh, right. 84 damage. And now... it is my turn, because everybody else appears to be dissappearing.
Metal Man is revived. "I'll teach that thing to kill me! Only I kill me! I mean... nobody!"
Julian Sawyer: "You tell him!"
Metal Man: "DEATHMACHINE!!! Stupid luck..."
Metal Man (GM): 36 damage as a cloud of flaming shoes hit the monster in the head.
Julian Sawyer: "That's rough."
Metal Man then follows it up with a deadly electric smack of death!
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* 5 electric damage.
Metal Man: "I guess it's down to the three of us. Let's take this thing down!"
MrMonster growls and summons up another set of whirling blades, an Alpha Electric Fan as his armor begins to regenerate the Trulander. The warrior rushes the few short feet towards the beast to shread it with his move before assulting the being's mind with a Beta Confusion. Finally the Trulander rolls around to the side of the beast to puncture it with his scimitar. (Stylish Hits, -5 to hit for +15% damage)
Metal Man (GM): One hit with the fan, 0 damage, confusion hits, deals double damage, confuses the monster. It turns to rainbow colors now. It will remain confused for two rounds. It attacks Julian...
Julian Sawyer: "Alright! You're going' down now!"
Metal Man (GM): With a prismatic beam, which deals 50 damage to itself and Julian.
Julian Sawyer: "...Is that all you got?!"
Metal Man (GM): Then it suddenly changes back to... the dark appearance.
Julian Sawyer: "...Stop doing that!" *Julian launches 3 more PK Fire Feathers at it*
Metal Man: "It appears to be freaking out."
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. All hit. The first hits, then the second... Then it turns rainbow again and the third attack deals no damage.
Julian Sawyer: "*CENSORED!!!*"
Metal Man decides to hit it with the arm while it is rainbow-colored.
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... 200 damage exactly. It turns dark again.
Digifanatic takes the beast's color as another open invitation for an OD Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It does, indeed, take damage.
Digifanatic then tries using an OD Fire Lunge, trying to beef up some acc for his next move.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then tries that OD Thunderstorm on the Beast.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit.
Digifanatic Eye Spies again now that his turn is over.
MrMonster is slightly regenerated by his scalemail. The psionic warrior is a bit worn out and his powers are tapped so the Trulander downs Maple Syrup, then sends out a short electric aura, shocking the beast and himself (Baby Bolt), and finally downs a Blue Potion. He 's attack just shocks himself...
Metal Man (GM): You forgot. +10 bonus from anger. So that's 21. Which barely hits. It shoots a prismatic beam into Digi, dealing 50 damage to itself and Digi. It is no longer confused. It turns rainbow-colored.
Julian Sawyer: "You're in for it now, punk!" *Julian rushes towards the about-to-get-the--CENSORED--beat-out-of-him Prismo-Beat, and gives it one of these! BAM! And one of those! POW! And how about one of these! KER-PUNCH!*
Aetos looks at the thing to see if it is colorful or purple now.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss crit. All hit... damage per hit? After the first hit, it changes back to darkness and takes no damage from the last two attacks.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies back to the group*
Metal Man: "It appears to have a clever method to protect itself from any attack which penetrates its defense."
Digifanatic: "That is the most erratic thing I've ever seen."
Julian Sawyer: "...I gots an idea."
Digifanatic: "Please tell."
Julian Sawyer: "Normal, Elemental, Normal. Or vise versa if it's black."
Aetos points to himself, all rainbow-y.
Digifanatic: "That didn't happen when I went. I used elements all the way when I had gone, and nothing happened."
MrMonster: "... Yes, let's discuss killing a creature in front of it in the heat of battle!"
Julian Sawyer: "Just do it."
Digifanatic stares at that beast and starts off the turn with a SM Punch.
Julian Sawyer: "And it's not like it can understand us! Other way around, Digi! Other way around!"
Digifanatic: "Oh crap..." *He playfully slaps himseld in the side of the head after that.*
Metal Man (GM): You lose 27 coins.
Digifanatic: "I screwed it up for a second! DAH!"
Julian Sawyer: "Jeez..."
Digifanatic: "I'll get it right this time..." *He makes sure to try to get his revenge with another Fire Punch. He decides that if he's gonna get attacked next turn, he'll probably lose a life doing so, so he might as well not waste his OP. He uses his last two on a Super Thunderstorm. *As he loses his OD power and his turn ends, he Eye Spies.* *Survives that Takes his 1% damage**
Metal Man (GM): back Super thunderstorm: Hits. Anything else?
Metal Man attacks the monster with an ice-wave powered smash of the plastic arm.
Metal Man (GM): 245 ice damage. It turns rainbow-colored again.
Digifanatic: "And here we go all over again..."
Metal Man: "Hah! That should teach it a lesson."
MrMonster is slightly healed before shocking himself, and his foe, with another Baby Bolt before assulting its mind with a Beta Confusion and finally backing up, gripping his scimitar in both hands defensively (Defending) while shaking off the shock from his first attack.
Metal Man (GM): Both miss. We wait for him, since I'm eating a burger, after all.
Aetos walks over to the super mushroom and consumes it... BIGIFIED! He grins, and runs up to impale it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos wonders if it will change color again He thinks... He tries to shish kebob it, twice as large, so hed need to go from top to down with his spear...
Metal Man (GM): The monster takes the damage but remains rainbow-y. It gets two actionsl the paralysis wears off. It opens a portal in front of Aetos; a clone of himself steps out, giant-sized. It grins and runs up to impale Aetos.
Digifanatic: "Oh not that again..."
Metal Man (GM): 54 damage if that hit.
Metal Man (GM): Then it decides to shish kebob Aetos, twice as large, so he'd need to go from top to down with his spear...
Aetos gets stabbed
Julian Sawyer: "I though I was the only one that happened to..."
Metal Man (GM): 75 damage if that hit.
Digifanatic: "I guess anything that ticks off the beast is considered unholy ground..."
Julian Sawyer: "We'll just have to kill it then..."
Metal Man (GM): After doing that, it opens two portals, one to each side of Julian. Julian: INT check.
Aetos gets stabbed from upper torso downward through his body, he begins bleeding through the holes in his chest...
Metal Man (GM): You take 80 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *WARFLGE!*
Metal Man (GM): It then launches portals at Digi. a CRIT in there..... Digi is instantly annihilated by the crit. The prismatic energy rips him to shreds.... 99999999 damage.
Julian Sawyer: "Jeez..."
Metal Man: "It looks like it can dish out serious punishment if it aims just right."
Metal Man (GM): The beast is still rainbow-y.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright..." *Cracks his neck and knuckles* "Now you gonna get it!" *Julian rushes towards the Prismo-Beast, and grabs it by the head, covering the would-be face with his hand.* "You're outta here!" *Julian then starts spinning it around by the face, building up power, then throws it skyward with a burst of energy, letting gravity do the rest, and gets out of the way ATLUS TOSS*
Metal Man (GM): *DUN DUN DUNN* You throw it down... it takes 77 damage... then it turns black. The rest of the attack is absorbed right back into the sly and annoying creature. Eh. Then it absorbs the damage from falling down.
Julian Sawyer: "...NO -CENSORED- WAY!"
Metal Man (GM): It seems to chuckle evily at you.
Julian Sawyer: "THAT'S -CENSORED- *CENSORED!*!" *Julian pauses for a second, then bursts into flames and rushes the Beast, giving it two sucesseiv uppertcuts via Blazin'.*
Metal Man (GM): Both hit. It takes both, then turns rainbow again.
Digifanatic revives, a bit annoyed, but still normal anyways...
Julian Sawyer: *Royally ticked off now, thanks to the Beast voiding his most powerful attack.*
Digifanatic then uses a Fury Materia before launching at the beast with a SM Punch.
Metal Man (GM): You give it a punching all right. And you gain 16 coins.
Metal Man gives it a GIGANTIC smack with the plastic arm.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK*
Digifanatic: "These color things really annoy me..."
Metal Man (GM): 230 damage. It quickly turns black again.
Aetos looks at his rainbow-ness again "Hey... I'm pretty though."
MrMonster Baby Bolts and Confusions again before downing a Maple Syrup.
Metal Man (GM): You miss twice again. Darn. But each miss is a use, so, that's good.
Aetos: "DIEEE!" *He unleashes a storm of portals at the creature*
Metal Man (GM): 4 hits. 160 damage. It barely remains in the dark appearance. Its turn. It opens a portal in front of Julian...
Aetos wonders if he got blasted by prismatic portals while hes colorfule...
Julian Sawyer: "Alright..." *Cracks his neck and knuckles* "Now you gonna get it!" *Julian rushes towards Julian, and grabs him by the head, covering his face with his hand. Twitches* "You're outta here!" *Julian then starts spinning him around by the face, building up power, then throws him skyward with a burst of energy, letting gravity do the rest, and gets out of the way ATLUS TOSS*
Digifanatic: "Someone cover Julian if you can next turn..."
Metal Man (GM): 780 damage
Julian Sawyer: *Disappears, doesn't make it back down*
Aetos: "I have an attack plan set... for both his forms."
Metal Man (GM): Then it decides to attack Aetos with a bunch of portals of his own. Each dealing double damage against your prismatic alignment, which works out to 92 damage per hit.
Aetos gets vaporized by all of the portals *Un-bigguned*
Julian Sawyer: *A generic blue warp portal appears on the ground, but quickly turns red as Julian rises out of it, vengeful as all hell.* "STOP DOING THAT!" *Julian launches a Vengeful PK Fire Feather at the damn thing*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It turns rainbow-colored. It takes quite a beating from this attack.
Julian Sawyer then reaches into his back pocket, and pulls out a PEZ Dispenser with a Ring as the head, and takes a yellow PEZ tablet out and downs it "Lemon..." *Julian places the PEZ dispenser back in his pocket, gaining one life from the 100 Ring tablet*
Digifanatic continues his Furyness with a Super Mario Punch....
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Barely. 16 coins indeed.
Digifanatic then continues with another one, not willing to risk a low to-hit with that golf club...
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 16 more coins.
Digifanatic defends for the last action.
Metal Man: "Eat this, monster!"
Metal Man (GM): 230 damage. Not too late, but it turns Black as you eye spy due to MEtal's attack.
Metal Man: "This thing seems unstoppable! It has to have a weakness..."
MrMonster was awe-struck with his last Baby Bolt... Enough to learn the Beta fourm of it. The Trulander fires a BETA Baby Bolt followed by Confusion... Holding third action for the results of the first two.
Metal Man (GM): CRITd It turns rainbow again.
MrMonster stabs it with Miirnalk before attempting to leap over it and slice it mid-air (Stylish Hits, -10 to-hit for +30% damage...)
Metal Man (GM): Hit! And... miss. The monster appears... to be feeling the damage.
Aetos revives and remains shiny and colorful, he jumps up up into the sky, and dives down, spear first... towards the creature
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos stops shining, but of course the colorfulness remains...
Metal Man (GM): It turns black again. It gets both actions... and it opens a portal in front of MrMonster.
Julian Sawyer: "*Censored!*."
Metal Man (GM): * The Trulander fires a BETA Baby Bolt followed by a stab with Miirnalk and then a leaping stylish slice at MrMonster. * 110 damage and Paralyzation 5% damage. 35 damage if that hits. Then it fires a prismatic beam into Digi, dealing 50 damage to itself and him.
Digifanatic: "Youch! These beams must love me!"
Metal Man (GM): It is still black.
MrMonster survives the Baby Bolt and the first cut, but the second is too much and he passes out.
Julian Sawyer: *Throws 2 PK Fire Feathers at it, and begins to throw another, but hesitates to see if Beast will go Prismatic*
Metal Man: "We can defeat it if we continue to hit it! At least, I think so."
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss. Both hit now. I need to see the damage. Individually for each hit. It turns prismatic and eats the second one. That time it changed, you noticed something... it appears to be losing concentration, the change was very chunky and not smooth.
Julian Sawyer: "Got you!" *Julian rushes and gives it an Uppercut*
Metal Man (GM): That looks good.
Julian Sawyer: *WUNDER KRIT!*
Metal Man (GM): It turns black again.
Digifanatic starts with a Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): It appears to be losing control; you notice energy flowing around it (Not harmful to you) and it appears to be less and less color-sturdy. PUNCH 58 damage. Oh. 20 fire.
Digifanatic: *However, that does OD him...* *He tries another one of those OD Fire Punches.*
Metal Man (GM): SMACK You give this thing's noggin a punching.
Digifanatic Eye Spies before his last action... "We're getting there..."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I think I'll go for a SIDE DISH OF ARM TO THE HEAD! DIEEEEE!!!!!!" *He runs at it with his plastic arm.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then does another Fire Punch, seen as how it's already paralyzed...
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 265 damage from the icy smack. It throws off a ton of sparks and goes prismatic.
MrMonster floats up to his feet, a red aura surrounding him. Falling down to his feet, He fires a Sword Shot from Miirnalk, the kinetic missile having a hint of red about it before slamming into the being. The psionic warrior then rushes in and performs two spectacular slashes (Stylish Hits. -5 to hit, +15% damage).
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit hit.
Aetos: "I think I have a handle on this now... hehe..." *Aetos glares at the creature and another storm of prismatic portals fly at the thing. * "Well, I wanted to know what would happen..."
Metal Man (GM): 7 hits. It seems to have slowed down. *BOOM* The prismatic multicoloredness explodes, leaving the frame empty for a second. It falls onto the floor, dead.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): ...*BZZZZZZTK POOM*
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly turns black again and rises up.
Julian Sawyer: "Dammit!"
Digifanatic: "I don't think we were barely halfway home... oh."
Aetos: "I think... we half-killed it..."
Julian Sawyer: "I think you just killed the Prismatic side... Atleast we now have a sure-fire plan of attack..."
Metal Man (GM): It sheds the paralysis, but only has one action... so it decides to open Another Gate at Aetos. Aetos: INT check.
Aetos: "This means all my prismatic portals should do double damage now. Yikes!?"
Metal Man (GM): 260 damage from the deadly dual-portal shreddage. ; the Prismatic monster is appearing to loose its luster.
Aetos miraculously gets up!
Metal Man: "It looks weak. I think we can finish it off."
Julian Sawyer: "This better end soon..." *Julian throws 3 PK Fire Feathers at it WUNDER CRIT*
Aetos looks at himself "Holy Cow how..." *coughs up some blood* "Did I live...!?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit and wonder crit.
Metal Man: "...I don't know, Aetos."
Metal Man (GM): *BZKT* It suddenly loses its dark matter as well. The frame collapses to the floor...
Julian Sawyer: "Stay down..."
Metal Man (GM): *GLOW*
Julian Sawyer: "dammit!"
MrMonster: "This thing doesn't know how to stay down..."
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly floats back up, flecks of black and rainbow reappearing. It begins phasing in and out of existence uncontrollably.
???: "...You... will... not... succeeed..."
Julian Sawyer: "Says you!"
???: "...You must... be... destroyed... Master... Kuja... DEMANDS... it..."
Metal Man (GM): It spins around wildly and collides into a nearby blast door, demolishing it.
MrMonster: "... This doesn't bode well for us."
???: "You... must... die..."
Metal Man (GM): It continues spinning out of control.
Julian Sawyer: "Or him."
Metal Man (GM): Then it begins flying around the room, trying to mow people down. SPD checks, everybody.
Metal Man leaps out of the way. "Hit the dirt!"
MrMonster looks over to that blast door while dodging out of control robots.
Metal Man (GM): Digi also leaps out of the way. That blast door now looks like a ramp... MrMonster is also hit for 50 prismatic damage.
???: "Die... Die... DIE!"
MrMonster: "Gah! ... I suggest a retreat!"
Metal Man: "You don't have to tell me!" *He runs up the blast door, onto the ceiling level.*
Julian Sawyer: *Runs for it*
Aetos dies, but glows, like a faerie, from his 100 rings, he is revived.
Metal Man: "There's a field up here!"
MrMonster follows Metal, assuming we aren't in turn order anymore.
???: "No... you... cannot... escape..."
Aetos follows them
Digifanatic follows as well...
MrMonster looks up at the field and hopes they can brute force their way through.
Metal Man (GM): The field is...
Aetos sees he has only 400 rings left now...
Metal Man (GM): You see a cliff face dead ahead; to the East is a beach.
???: "Come... back... here..."
Metal Man (GM): The thing, spinning like a top, continues to chase you all.
Metal Man (GM): It mows down trees and stuff in its path.
Metal Man: "Somewhere! We can't survive too many direct hits from that... THING!"
Digifanatic runs to the beach
Julian Sawyer: *Runs beachwise*
Metal Man follows.
MrMonster follows the beach goers.
Aetos goes to the beach as well...
Metal Man (GM): It begins going towards the beach with everyone, mowing down boulders and tall things like a lawn mower.
???: "You... will... not... survive..."
Digifanatic: "Oh man!"
Ztarhcs: "Monster, take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Out of nowhere, Ztarhcs leaps out, kicking the thing in the head.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos: "Hey it's you..."
Metal Man (GM): He's flung away, but the monster goes flying into the cliff face and explodes. *+5000 EXP to all*
Julian Sawyer: "...*Twitch*."
Ztarhcs: "...Ugh... hurt, that did."
Aetos runs up to Ztarhcs, "Hey, you..."
Ztarhcs: "Abushed it, I did... you would have died, without it."
Aetos: "Glowing, what happened to??"
Ztarhcs: "Wore out, it did."
MrMonster slows down and turns about... "... Thanks for the help."
Aetos: "Darn. Help, you need?"
???: "Kuja... will... strike... agai... n..." *Fades out of existence*
Julian Sawyer: "Stop talking like that."
Ztarhcs: "Fine, I am... help, I don't need."
Digifanatic needs to have his random cubes rolled for.
Metal Man (GM): He gets up, and dusts himself up.
Aetos: "Talk this way I do to annoy him hehe."
Metal Man: "Hey! There's a relic in that crater!"
Julian Sawyer: "Huh." *Checks it out*
Metal Man walks over the the crater of the fiercesome monster as well.
Metal Man (GM): It's a sort of ring... yes.
Digifanatic heads to the crater...
Julian Sawyer: *Picks it up*
MrMonster follows after sheathing Miirnalk.
Metal Man (GM): An electric blue ring. As in, bright blue, not electrified.
Julian Sawyer: "...Nice ring..."
Metal Man (GM): Another warp spot appears, right where that tree that the spinning monster shredded was.
Julian Sawyer: "...And it looks like we're out of here."
Digifanatic: "Well, I have room for it." *He picks up the ring.*
MrMonster narrows his eyes at the ring, wondering if he saw a similar band before... Namely one that granted the Trulander a special move.
Julian Sawyer: *Is holding the ring*
Aetos: "Goodbye funny named man I suppose."
Julian Sawyer: *Already picked it up*
Metal Man (GM): This band is far thicker.
Ztarhcs: "Meet, we will again." *Wanders off again*
Julian Sawyer: "Hopefully not..." *Heads into the portal*
Digifanatic follows Julian.
MrMonster enters the portal, and knows he'll be glad to put his feet up and rest for a bit when they get back to the village.
Aetos enters also.
Metal Man enters as well.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP'D* You reappear at the village... ...and something unexpected with you. The ring glows, and another portal opens... *SHINK*
Julian Sawyer: "...Shink?"
Metal Man (GM): The holo room lands next to the arena.
Julian Sawyer: "...Solved that problem."
Metal Man: "Huh... it must have amplified the energies of our want to have that holo room back..."
MrMonster's eyes widen in surprise as the holo room thuds to the ground.
Kales Brando: *Walks over, even more amazed than before*
Julian Sawyer: "Yo Kales!"
Kales Brando: "...That's... that's the dimension bending ring of Kalan!"
Digifanatic: "Hello Kales."
Kales Brando: "...And you managed to use it... ...I must have it. It is essential to complete the master relic."
Aetos: "You mean this is the last one? Or... we have more?"
Julian Sawyer: *Throws it to him*
Kales Brando: "We need more. But this one is highly important."
Aetos: "Ok... sigh."
Kales Brando: "Thank you... yes... I shall pay you well."
Kales Brando: *He distributes 15,000 coins to each and every person who fought the prismatic beast* "Continue your job, and you will soon be done!"
Julian Sawyer: *Payment!*
MrMonster wonders if they really should let Kales just take the items. He accepts his payment without question.
Kales Brando: "This thing... I thought it was gone forever. Now... it is mine... ALL MINE!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Still a very generous guy...)
Kales Brando: "...I shall study this relic at my hut."
Julian Sawyer: "Sounding kinda evil there, Kales."
Kales Brando: "Thank you again."
Digifanatic: .oO(But I didn't like the way that sounded.)
Kales Brando: "Evil? No. Evil people do not give out jobs, they enslave people." *Cough* *Hack*
MrMonster heads back to his hut, worn out, and needing to absorb all that has occurred today.
Kales Brando: "...It's... just a bit exciting... that's all."
Julian Sawyer: "Didn't you say you'd poison your own water supply to kill us off?"
Metal Man (GM): He's gone by the time you asked that question. Mysterious... and perhaps... greedy?
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Digifanatic decides to handle his financial situations... He heads over to Mandy's...
Aetos does the same, as well as do his levl up things.
Julian Sawyer: *Wonders if he should spend his fortune on weapon upgrades or stat upgrades... Stats! Heads over to Moody Mandy's*
Digifanatic sells his mission-acquired Spiked Shoes (being 3333, do I round up or down for this one) first of all... He sees he has a LOAD of coins He leaves for his place... and sees the trove of cubes that have been left.
Aetos keeps his crummy paralyze ball, it might come in handy if he ever obtains his X0 bonus.
Digifanatic leaves his other three remaining items (Gems of Contingency, Fire Tunic and an X Acc) to examine his cubes and determine which are keepers and which aren't. He takes his acquired Gravity, Paralyze and Lightning Cubes with him to the shop to sell... *...acquiring 375 coins.*
Aetos: *521 coins... He buys another 100 rings at the shop, back to 500! He also buys 1 speed capsule, one IQ capsule, and 1 guts capsule*
Digifanatic: *Before he uses his money on items and stuff... he gains himself an Extra Jumper Quirk as normal for leveling up, for level 30, STR +1 for 29, and... a little something of a bonus for level 30.*
Metal Man (GM): And so, the Questers finished their exploration of the library cave, defeating the evil Prismatic Beast who resided deep inside the security system there. They also discovered a new warp spot and a relic, which they gave to Kales.
Digifanatic heads back to his hut/house, puts the remaining cubes in his space, leaving one slot open for something else...
Metal Man (GM): The next area open for sight seeing... what will their next adventure hold for them?
Digifanatic: "Hmm... still a load of coins..." *He heads back to the shop, spending money for 2 Fury Materias and one more X Accuracy, also swapping out his Stone Skin for Wonder Badge.*
Aetos hopefully begins tinkering with a few scraps of metal inside his hut...