Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 229: Dark Omens
Date: 4:16:43 PM, August 9th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): It is night time. The group is at the village, which has grown rapidly. The walls are complete, standing 20 feet tall, and armed with archers. That's right, they've discovered how to use crossbows. The buildings have begun to increase in technology; the first log cabins and adobe houses are appearing. Kales has gathered you all in his recently completed 'mansion' which is actually a 5-room adobe house. In the largest room by far, which is lit up by candles.
Digifanatic heads over to Kales' place, looking around... "Oh my gosh... this guy is crazy..."
Garrick Fy`aar would now have turns his smithy into a full footed shop. It has a mini garage thing to keep that Solarian shuttle, if he can ever get it off the ground....
Kales Brando: "You have done well... very well."
Charles Magellean looks at defenses, his arms crossed.
MrMonster looks to Kales, wondering what this is all about.
Charles Magellean: "The evolution process begins. Technology. Weapons. Paranoia."
Kales Brando: "The artifacts you have collected are beyond my wildest dreams... and my village has become vastly more important."
Azure: *Crosses his arms listning*
Jinacereg coughs, mutters something rather quickly, and coughs to cover it up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "With Metal's an' my help, mainly..."
Kales Brando: "I have mastered the usage of those portals... as has some scouts of mine. They have checked out the next area."
Kales Brando: "There is... a great place... ...it is very holy. So far away, it is thought to be magical beyond the ruins you have seen. It is here... where one of the most important artifacts lay. In fact, many of them are in this massive temple. Unfortunately, the scouts were only able to gaze at it from afar... it is atop an unclimbable plateau. A cave leads up to it from where you last were, but it is treacherous."
Azure: .oO(Just what I'm sure we need... a far stronger number of artifacts in your hands.)
Kales Brando: "Your job is to go through there and get access to the great temple."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...and bring back whatever 'holy items' we might find?"
MrMonster: "You said you mastered the usage of portals... Can you not just take us to the Holy Temple?"
Digifanatic: "Wow... sounds like a nice place."
Kales Brando: "The holy temple has no portals near it, and you have to visit the portals on foot to activate them."
Jinacereg: "If it's like Sunday Church..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Kales..."
Kales Brando: "The closest one is the one on the plateau before it; in front of a cave which leads up into the top plateau hosting this place."
Azure: *Sighs* "Can never have it easy."
Kales Brando: "What do you want, Garrick? Your technology has shown some promise, but it appears that it will take years before we can replicate the most basic forms of it. These rare elements... items... relics... that we need, there just isn't enough to make the part needed to fix that great bird ship you talk of."
Garrick Fy`aar: "We've been doing these errands for you for quite some time now. We've brought back tons of artifacts. We've combated monsters and incredible warriors. We've fought foes from our past."
Kales Brando: "And?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I think after all we've done for you and your village, we deserve to know just what you're trying to get here."
MrMonster nods, agreeing with Garrick...
Charles Magellean: "As I am only a mercenary, not a Quester, he does not speak for me."
Kales Brando: "I am a researcher. You remember both the curse and the ruins? I am researching it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "That's all? Research?"
Kales Brando: "I wish to remove the curse."
Azure: .oO(Is that for good or for bad I wonder...)
MrMonster: "... Did you ever think the curse was there for a reason?"
Kales Brando: "But I do not know how, and it only hints at the purpose of the artifacts... I do not know. I cannot know."
Digifanatic: "Problem is, how can we believe you? With everything surrounding you... especially these walls... it seems as if there's something far greater than just the curse."
Azure: .oO(There's a big difference between a curse and a complex number of traps and seals...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Exactly."
Kales Brando: "But... Garrick's technology would require excavation of the ruins. The walls are to keep out jealous outsiders."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Kales, we've been here for... how long now? Three months? Four?"
Kales Brando: "I am not sure, your method of time is a bit archaic. I would estimate five of these... months."
MrMonster: "... What do you mean by jealous outsiders?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "I've seen nor heard of any other villages or people beyond what few outsiders we've encountered."
Kales Brando: "There are other tribes, which you have seen. One of them, that is."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Seems like an awful lot of protection for just a few tribes."
Kales Brando: "They would just as soon kill you all and raid your technology."
Digifanatic: "And who are they?"
Garrick Fy`aar mutters...
Kales Brando: "The Dunbe, the Elanu, and the Krods. All three, allied against me. They do not come now because of the technology we have defending this town."
Jinacereg: "...since when have they allied against you?"
Digifanatic: "And thus, the barriers around the village, Kales?"
MrMonster: "Were they allied against you before we came to you?"
Kales Brando: "It has always been this way. Ever since I tried to excavate the ruins. They think the ruins are holy."
Digifanatic: "Which probably are."
Kales Brando: "They are true, but the ruins are not so holy that they cannot be explored. At first I convinced them that monsters kept me from exploring. But... they soon caught on after seeing you... the ones whom they claim to be aliens."
Kales Brando: "Aliens with advanced technology pillaging their ruins."
Charles Magellean: "I have my questions, but it is irrelevant in knowing."
Kales Brando: "They are too afraid to attack you... if they do fight you, then they have something up their own sleeves."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'll take that point... ...well, let's get this over with."
Charles Magellean turns his head. "The times are changing, and it is time I change as well."
Digifanatic: "Well, I guess my brain has been satisfied... temple, artifact, researches for ruins, tribes in alliance against us because of us... might as well, Garrick."
Kales Brando: "Be most careful. This area is important."
Charles Magellean turns to the direction of Moody Mandy.
Azure: .oO(Some of his words hold true... yet... I'm sure they're wrapped in falsehoods. Many... of those races openly invited us. But then again.) *he shrugs to himself in agreement with Garrick*
Jinacereg frowns. "No breaking it?"
Kales Brando: "You might encounter more than usual... more than even these people you have talked about. It is sacrilegious to break the ruins. Interpret that as you wish."
Jinacereg: "...But... we don't even have the same reliligon!"
Kales Brando: "I almost forgot... Those one people you met earlier. The ones that spoke strangely."
Kales Brando: "They allowed you through because, as you saw, they openly invited the technology. The ruins are not holy to them. Rather, treasure. Thanks to their isolated place, only I know of them. I and this tribe of mine."
Digifanatic also heads to Mandy's, and sells his Ice Cube... paying for 250 rings afterwards.
Charles Magellean: "You need to say no more Elder Kales." *He adjusts his contacts.* "The time has come to when I purchase a badge."
Jinacereg exits the manison.
Charles Magellean leaves the locations and heads towards Moody Mandy's shop.
Moody Mandy: "Most thankful! You like my business, don't you?"
Garrick Fy`aar heads to get some last minute things at Moody Mandy's shop as wlel
Moody Mandy: "Very few sales to monsters to-day."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You just have the stuff we need and we have an over abundance of coins."
Moody Mandy: "I thank you for your generous spending. The places you find are full of artifacts!"
MrMonster heads to... Wherever they're suppose to meet.
Metal Man (GM): Well, you're supposed to meet at the warp spot.
Charles Magellean: "Shopkeeper: I will purchase one of your badges."
Aetos meets at the warp spot.
Moody Mandy: "Take your pick... they're metalically delicious!"
Digifanatic heads to the warp after his financial workout.
Moody Mandy: "1... 2... 10... any amount, I can supply."
Charles Magellean: "The badge Money Money."
Moody Mandy: "Coming right up."
Metal Man (GM): He starts digging through some wooden crates.
Moody Mandy: "10,000 coins, please."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out the badge and sticks it on his counter, which says 'THIS SIDE DOWN' on it.
Charles Magellean took out 10,000 from his sack back at home, in his shack, and places the coins on the 'counter.' He gulps relunctantly as he places it down.
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy flips the badge into your hands.
Jinacereg enters Moody Mandy's, putting on a poker face.
Moody Mandy: "More money for me... hhhhmmmmmmm... I should do something with all o' it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...heh. Locos getting a badge... I. I'm sure Metal will start making sense soon..."
Charles Magellean: "As I said..." *He catches it. He then stuffs it away inside his uniform.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Oh shut up and let me roll in the irony, Locos."
Charles Magellean: "...times change."
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs and heads off to his smithy for a quick check on something...
Charles Magellean arrives at the warp.
Jinacereg: "A Quirky Q, please."
Moody Mandy: "Lesseee..."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out a rusted Q made of metal.
Moody Mandy: "3,333 coins... but it can't be taken off, so be careful!"
Jinacereg blinks, looking at the... rusty thing. "Eh, yeah. I know."
Moody Mandy: "One of my customers put it on and tried to take it off... they died."
Jinacereg places 3,333 coins on the counter "...Really?"
Metal Man (GM): He coughs a bit and then laughs lethargically before giving you the Q.
Jinacereg equips the badge.
Moody Mandy: "Well, they stuck it to their face, and faced with having a Q on their face for all eternity, they tried to get it off... cut off their face instead."
Charles Magellean checks his pockets... hmm. He goes to the shack, puts away all his items. He equips the badge and heads back to the warp.
Tridus: *Walks up to the warp* "For some reason, I love going to Holy places."
Azure: *would enter Moody Mandy's shop with 7500 coins in hand. He wait his turn and order 5 mega elixers. If it was all in order he would then purchase them and head to the meeting place not saying so much as a word other than the order and thank you.*
Tridus: "Metal decided to stay behind this time. Something about getting a plastic arm upgrade."
Aetos: "I do too..."
MrMonster: "To desecrate them?" *The Trulander says this jokingly.*
Aetos pulls a half of a can out from behind him "Hmm..." he puts it back
Jinacereg runs to the warp point.
Tridus: "Heh heh heh."
Azure: "So are we ready?"
Jinacereg stops short at the site of McCrazy Tridus. That is indeed what he calls him.
Tridus: "I sure am. Can't wait to touch ancient and holy things and wonder what they were made for."
Digifanatic was already there, and answers a yes to Azure's question.
MrMonster heads into the warp, Racualk unsheathed.
Tridus: *Leaps into the portal*
Azure: *Heads toward the warp his arms folded within his gi.*
Digifanatic follows the two.
Jinacereg pokes the portal. "Index goes in... index goes out..."
Aetos runs in afterwards
Jinacereg shrugs and leaps in.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You all appear... where you last were, in front of a large cliff blocking your way. You see, on the cliff, a smooth surface; climbing it is impossible, as is jumping. However, there's some sort of black circular mark on it at about button height.
Digifanatic: "Alright, the cave should be somewhere around here..." *He looks at the black mark. He rubs the mark with his hand...*
Metal Man (GM): Dark energy flows through Digi.
Digifanatic takes his hand off...
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* He's thrust backwards, the button flaming.
Jinacereg: "...Buttons really are evil!"
Metal Man (GM): A door outline appears on the cliff.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... they are... but we seem to have found something..."
Metal Man (GM): *CRACK* *CLINK* *CLANG* A rusty iron door surfaces on the wall. Unfortunately, it's all chained shut.
Garrick Fy`aar appears behind everyone else, sporting some newly upgraded equipment. He just now did that... why, I don't know... but there he be.
Tridus: "The ancients must have been fond of security here."
Azure: "Haven't they been everywhere..."
MrMonster walks over to the door and knocks on it twice...
Metal Man (GM): It makes a creaky noise. No response.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...who did what this time?"
Jinacereg: "Don't forget Opean Sesame."
Charles Magellean face begins to swell 2 inches knowing an enemy is right next to him.
Digifanatic: "Hey Tridus, at least it's not as annoying of 10 floors of an elevator through nine floors of solid rock..."
Tridus: "Digi activated a secret door which we needed to find."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Ah."
Tridus: "Unfortunately it is chained shut."
Jinacereg: "Digi... don't mention that... please... my foot hurts still."
Garrick Fy`aar: "No worries, I've got the key right here."
Garrick Fy`aar slings out the new and improved Einhammer
Aetos reaches behind him under his cape and holds something...
Garrick Fy`aar: "Back up, this sucker has got some kick now..."
Digifanatic does so...
Jinacereg draws his sword.
Tridus: "Let's see what it can do."
MrMonster steps behind Garrick.
Jinacereg: "Ten coins says there's a monster behind that door."
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps in ancient times, ancestors of the races of this land kept such security to keep out those with dark intentions." *He looks at Tridus by the corner of his eyes.*
Garrick Fy`aar cocks it, looking more like a combination of a shotgun and a grenade launcher than just the launcher. He smirks, then fires. Three grenades shoot out of it and blast the door...
Azure: "Considering the word security... that be a good assumption."
Metal Man (GM): BLAM! The door chains are broken. BLAM! The door is dented inwards. BLAM! The door collapses.
Aetos ungrips the concealed item...
Garrick Fy`aar: "Knock knock."
Aetos: "Lets go then."
Jinacereg: "...What? No enemy?"
Metal Man (GM): You see... immediately ahead. A sign. A sign with a skull on it.
MrMonster blinks, looking at the sign... He just ignores it and heads into the door, his greatsword glowing...
Azure: "That looks nice and inviten... doesn't it..."
Metal Man (GM): BEWARE!!! Beyond this sign lays true evil!
Azure: "I thought this place was holy..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "True evil my foot. We've dealt with true evil before. No big whoop."
Azure: "Somebody better make up there mind..."
Aetos: "Evil? Why would there be EVIL right before a place of divinity?"
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: You walk ahead, and see some bones. With a sharp object... with blood on it. Obviously the person who made the sign.
Jinacereg follows M.Monster in.
Garrick Fy`aar attaches the Einhammer to his back holster and draws the M150 in one hand, the STAT with the other
Tridus: "Hmmm..." *Continues on*
Jinacereg: "Woah! Creepy!"
Aetos uses his spear like a walking stick and continues.
Charles Magellean eyes move back and forth. He draws his miniguns and slowly walks forward.
Metal Man (GM): This small cave continues upwards. You begin to perceive... Wreckage.
Azure: "I think the better question is... what's benevolent and manevolent to these people..." *He follows everyone but slowly looking around a bit.*
Metal Man (GM): Bits of metal and furniture strewn about.
Jinacereg looks at the sharp object, mostly interested in that.
Metal Man (GM): Some half-buried, some burnt, other stuff destroyed.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I managed to improve the chemical in the STAT with a herb grown around here... it'll knock some enemies for a loop (AKA: Confuse)..."
Azure: "Maybe this place is holy... because it's holding something unholy..."
Metal Man (GM): You reach... another door.
Digifanatic follows the others inward...
Aetos: "Thats a good point Azure..."
Metal Man (GM): This one, is actually a solid boulder blocking the way. A sign written in blood is in front of it, with another skull.
Aetos reads this sign.
Azure: "But... then... you keep seeing signs written and blood..."
Metal Man (GM): STOP NOW!!! Save yourselves... while you still can. It is too late for me....
Jinacereg tries to pick up the sharp object.
MrMonster reads the sign while trying to guess how much force it would take to move the boulder.
Azure: "Seems like... a mans last words..."
Metal Man (GM): The sharp object back there has dried blood on it.
Digifanatic: "I wonder who wrote that..."
Metal Man (GM): The boulder would need to be exploded.
Azure: "Putting ...two and two together anyone..."
MrMonster: "Garrick, would you mind doing the honor?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...this seems... very familiar."
Tridus: "...I do not like the sounds of this place."
Azure: "I agree..."
Tridus: "It makes me feel... ...watched..."
Jinacereg wsalks back to the group with the item in hand.
MrMonster steps back. "We must continue..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...not funny."
Charles Magellean: "Without the light shining off of the crystals, this would be as dark a place as the Lunar paths."
Tridus: *Turns to Jina* "No monster says that."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright..."
Jinacereg frowns at Tridus. "...Uh... Roar?"
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his handguns and draws the Einhammer again.
Metal Man (GM): It is truly unfortunate that you had to go at night time.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Better step back... I'll have to aim this right."
Tridus: *Steps back*
Charles Magellean takes 10 steps back.
Jinacereg steps back a step.
Charles Magellean: "Gladly."
Digifanatic takes a bit of a walk back.
Azure: *Walks back a bit as well.*
MrMonster takes another step back.
Aetos steps back not too far.
Garrick Fy`aar cocks, using his good, GOOD eyes to detect one weak points there are in the boulder... then fires.
Metal Man (GM): *CRUMBLE* It disintegrates... and the lunar light, the red light of the red moon, which is eclipsing the blue moon... streams in. You see a large field.
Jinacereg: "...This is getting creepy now."
Aetos: "I like this... it seems... mystical."
Metal Man (GM): The field has various dead trees in it... ...and in the distance, a large structure.
Aetos walks into the field... basking in the red moonlight
MrMonster narrows his eyes as he steps through the door... "Are we inside the mountain?"
Metal Man (GM): Lightning strikes nearby. A tree is shredded apart.
Digifanatic continues on.
Tridus: "No... the cave was smaller than it was thought to be."
Charles Magellean very slowly walks forwards.
Tridus: *Continues walking forward*
Jinacereg walks forward. "Someone stop Aetos from screaming..."
Garrick Fy`aar moves onward, cocking the Einhammer again... the feel of a large boomstick in his hands made things just a little bit easier to deal with
Azure: "This seems more... of one of those... pacts of darkness deals..." *Heads forward.*
Jinacereg bags the item, intending to put it back later.
Aetos doubts Jina will put it back.
Metal Man (GM): Entering the field, you see some sort of path. A path of dirt.
Tridus: "I sense... something terribly wrong."
Jinacereg: "Gee, ya think?"
Digifanatic: "I believe it..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "No duh."
Charles Magellean: "If you sense something wrong, then a fierce threat is nearby."
Garrick Fy`aar: "This place... this place is a holy ground gone bad."
Aetos walks along the side of the path...
MrMonster looks all about while continuing towards that big structure in the distance.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Look at the life that was once here. The trees, the grass... All dead."
Jinacereg sheaths Argent before running down the path. "I'll scout ahead."
Metal Man (GM): You see... some ruins. Yes. There's debris everywhere. The blue moon shines; the eclipse over ...The trees suddenly have leaves, and it appears to be a peaceful green field.
Aetos ponders if the moonlight has significance...
Digifanatic: "This is quite creepy..."
MrMonster: "Let us hope that whatever made this unhallow place what we see before us is not still... Around?" *He stops and looks at the trees, wondering what just happened.*
Charles Magellean stops as well.
Jinacereg blinks at the sudden... change, before walking up to the tree and grabbing a leaf.
Metal Man (GM): The leaf is real... yes.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...the moon."
Tridus: "An illusion; we weren't supposed to see the evil."
Garrick Fy`aar stares up at the moons...
Metal Man (GM): Both moons are out now, the eclipse over.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...let's get a move on."
Jinacereg frowns, walking back to the group.
Garrick Fy`aar doubletimes his pace.
Charles Magellean: "Explain what was the illusion and what wasn't."
Aetos looks onward into the distance
Digifanatic follows the others...
Tridus: "I... don't... know."
Digifanatic: "No idea, Charles."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: All you see is the structure ahead and more field.
Digifanatic: "It's a possibility the answer is everything."
Metal Man (GM): ...As you walk ahead, you suddenly hear a crunch.
Aetos continues onward. "Huh?" *He stops*
Charles Magellean goes forward... keeping his eye on Tridus. He stops.
Metal Man (GM): Another crunch.
MrMonster looks towards this sound...
Jinacereg blinks, looking around for the noise and drawing Argent.
Digifanatic stops as well, following the others.
Azure: "The sounds of a holy place. This is becoming disturbing."
Metal Man (GM): You look towards the sound....
Charles Magellean nods. He continues on.
Garrick Fy`aar cocks the Einhammer...
Metal Man (GM): A cloud of dark energy. To your left.
Jinacereg stares at the cloud for a second.
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly forms into a lizardman. With a scythe.
Aetos turns to it, then jumps back surprised.
Jinacereg: "Grim Reaper!"
Metal Man (GM): ...*SHOOMP* To your right... another one.
Metal Man (GM): ...*SHOOMP* A final one appears in the way of your path.
Aetos turns around "GAH!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Shut up, these... they look like..."
Azure: "There's... one dark presance." *His feet slide into fighting stance. HIs fist slowly rise.* "There's another one."
Digifanatic: "Oh man."
Metal Man (GM): They do not speak... they merely grip their sythes and slash the air.
Charles Magellean stops.
Metal Man (GM): Lightning booms in the distance.
Digifanatic: "This place is freaky."
Jinacereg: "I want my mommy..."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Dark Lizardmen.
Jinacereg: "Hey... anyone here good at stealing?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "They'll be too much goo before you can steal anything."
Tridus: "Are you insane? Stealing from apparitions?"
Tridus: "I doubt those are real."
Jinacereg: "But the Scythes are so cool..."
Azure: "How about we stop trying to steal from dark beings. Only... bad... karma... can come from that..."
Aetos would consider breaking their scythes at least.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Those scythes look real."
Jinacereg: "They probably feel real when they're cutting into you..."
Metal Man (GM): The dark-clad Lizardmen prepare their attacks...
Aetos feels happy with his name...
Metal Man (GM): ... ... ... Okay then, if you tthink it is long, then it is time... to test my new system. One moment still, I need to get the attacks ready. Okay then... here's how it goes down. *Order explodes* When I say 'ACTION 1' everyone does their first action. That's right. Everyone does their first action at once. When I say 'ACTION 2', everybody does their second action. And ACTION 3, everybody does their third, if they have one. There is no pressure on time, save for enemies attacking you before you attack if you're too slow. Battle begin in... 4 3 2 1 ACTION 1
MrMonster clenches his left hand into a fist to focus his psionic energies... The Trulander then throws a disc of energy into the air above his head which splits three ways, one for each Lizardman... Alpha Ring Toss.
Garrick Fy`aar fires off his normal shot with the Einhammer
Aetos jumps up up up up into the air!
Metal Man (GM): The first Dark Lizardman flies over to Garrick and decides to slash him once.
Jinacereg lunges at the second enemy for a steal at the Scythe.
Digifanatic uses a Fire Punch on the first Lizardman.
Azure pulls a odd rod out of his gi and point it at one of the lizards and uses it. Weapon Warper on lizard one. "Begone... I hope..."
Metal Man (GM): 40 dark damage if a 25 hits Garrick. Garrick: Three hits. MrMonster: All miss Digi: Miss. Jina: Fail. Garrick: Your shot threatens how many of the Dark Lizardmen? Digi: Miss.
Charles Magellean does a stare down with the 3rd Dark Lizardman. He slowly watches it's movements so he can aim more accurately next turn.
Metal Man (GM): Nope, the weapon is a part of the lizardman's weapon. Errr... a part of his being. The minute you try to mess with it it poofs into smoke and reappears in his arms. Jina finds the scythe un-stealable. Correct. Tridus hurls a ball of lightning at Lizardman 1. Blammo. No paralysis. The other two lizardmen shoot rays of Darkness at Garrick. Two SPD checks, Garrick. 80 dark damage to Garrick; then the one who missed is healed 80 damage.
Tridus: "Did that guy just heal himself?"
Metal Man (GM): And now....
Garrick Fy`aar growls...
Metal Man (GM): ACTION 2
MrMonster rushes towards the Lizardman blocking their path and thrusts his sword forward, creating a kinetic missile which rockets into that dark apperition and hopefully pushes it back... A Gamma Sword Shot.
Aetos comes down down down down to the ground and hopefully lands on the middle lizard with his spear
Garrick Fy`aar recocks and fires another shot. The shots are meant to be big enough to hit two other enemies, so he's not firing three shots, just one shot that's big enough.
Digifanatic gives Garrick a Haste Cube.
Charles Magellean takes out his guns, spins them around 8 times each, stops, bullets aimed at the third Dark Lizard, and fires 6 bullets at him with his accuracy improved.
Metal Man (GM): The lizardmen attack Garrick simultaneously.
Jinacereg slashes at the second Lizard, babyjolting it secondly.
Metal Man (GM): 40 dark damage per hit; Garrick can counter-attack Lizard 1 for his crit miss. Charles hits Lizard one twice, dealing a total of 50 damage.
Garrick Fy`aar rolls to the side, drawing his M150 in a quickdraw and blasting it...
Azure fires a fiery dragonfang a lizard one
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster hits Lizard 1 with Sword Shot. Aetos hits the middle lizard. Jina misses the lizard with his first slash, but then hits it with a baby jolt barely. Damage for third lizard correctly.
Garrick Fy`aar also tries to Eye Spy them He ALSO takes that Haste Cube...
Metal Man (GM): Tridus hurls one of Simon's daggers at the second Lizardman.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what's this for?"
Digifanatic: "Take it."
Metal Man (GM): *miss*
Digifanatic: "I apparently got it for free."
Metal Man (GM): Azure missed with Dragon Fang. Anyone I forgot? If not, then it's time for.... THIRD ACTION
MrMonster finally reaches the lizardman and thrusts his sword into its ghastly skin, hoping that the incorporeal being accepts the hit.
Aetos falls back and crouches, then stabs upward through the middle lizard's body... performing his Shish Kebob attack.
Garrick Fy`aar takes the Haste Cube, then suddenly grins. He slams in into his suit.
Tridus: *Is too slow to attack, as are the lizards, at this point*
Digifanatic tries to use another Fire Punch on that second Lizardman, having the lowest HP remaining.
Metal Man (GM): The Lizardman MrMonster misses decides to run up and attack him with his sword.
Azure's slips into his gauntlets and attacks dark lizard one with a rageki fist combo.
Metal Man (GM): 40 dark damage if that hits (It's a counter-attack) Aetos: Miss. Digi: Hit. Azure: Miss. Azure: Miss.
MrMonster takes the hits stoically.
Charles Magellean: "Destructive Rocket." *He forms Demolition Man's cannon and fires a Destructive Rocket at Lizard man Two.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Congratulations. Round 1 is over. Round 2.... ACTION 1
MrMonster charges up some psionic energy in his handes which takes the form of whirling blades. He uses this energy to attempt to cut up this blasted ghost as his armor restores his wounds. Electric Fan.
Jinacereg unleashes a baby jolt on the most hurt enemy.
Metal Man (GM): The three Lizardmen decide to swarm Digi. They all swipe at him with their scythes.
Aetos uses Push on the middle Lizard
Metal Man (GM): 40 damage per hit.
Garrick Fy`aar recocks the Einhammer and unloads once again
Metal Man (GM): Tridus throws a dagger at Lizard 2.
Azure tries another rageki fist combo on lizard one
Digifanatic: "Ow! Man... stupid things..."
Metal Man (GM): It hits the monster in the back of the head, dealing 10 damage. MrMonster's electric fan misses. Jinarceg misses.
Charles Magellean: "X-Naut Ram."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos hits. Garrick hits. Azure hits twice. Charles instantly hits.
Charles Magellean slides along the ground, on his right leg, and Rams into Lizardman 2.
Azure: *82% *(crit) *41% *(hit) (123) *Total Electric damage*
Metal Man (GM): Lizardman Two: DEAD
Digifanatic tries Feinting Lizardman 1.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: Failure... you miss for real.
Tridus: "Pft. These monsters are weak."
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... time for.... ACTION 2
MrMonster tries to smack the lizard man to the left around with Racualk...
Aetos tries to impale the lizard on the right.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads once again, blasting the lot of them
Tridus: *Hurls a dagger at the back of Lizard 1's head*
Jinacereg attempts another Baby Jolt on the most hurt enemy.
Metal Man (GM): *Miss*
Azure continues his rageki fist combo on lizard one.
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: Hit. Garrick: All hit. Aetos: Hit. Jinarceg: Hit. Azure: Hit miss.
Digifanatic is a bit nerved, trying to SM Punch the Lizardman with the most HP at the time the action began.
Azure: (41%) *Electric Damage on Lizard one once more*
Metal Man (GM): Digi: Hit.
Jinacereg uses Eye Spy.
Metal Man (GM): No coins, they have no money.
Charles Magellean: "Dodongo Breath."
Metal Man (GM): The third one puts up a force field. Lizard 1 is dead.
Digifanatic: "Oh great..."
Charles Magellean opens his mouth and opens fire on the last lizardman, who is three.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. And now... ACTION 3
MrMonster unleashes a storm of needles at this first ghost... Alpha Needles.
Aetos Punches at lizard three.
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: All miss. Aetos: Miss.
Garrick Fy`aar blasts at lizard three with his M150...
Azure: *As lizard one falls he rushes toward lizard three ending his rageki fist assault with one final set of quick punches.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick: Three hits. Azure: Two hits.
Charles Magellean watches its movements, ready to dodge. (Defend)
Digifanatic defends just in case.
Metal Man (GM): Damage per hit?
Garrick Fy`aar: *53 a hit*
Metal Man (GM): It is still alive, although force-field less. Of course, you still have actions left. ACTION Four If you already did your extra action during Action 3, that's fine, but next time do it on the action I announce.
Garrick Fy`aar unloads on that sucker again, whoo!
Metal Man (GM): Ok. Hit, hit, hit. *EXPLODE* All lizardmen down. 4000 coins and 600 EXP to all.
MrMonster downs a Maple Syrup...
Metal Man (GM): Instead of dropping no items, they each drop one item. A Weapon Warper...
MrMonster continues on towards the structure in the distance.
Metal Man (GM): And a POW block.
Jinacereg snags the POW.
Azure goes for the weapon warper.
Tridus: *LEVEL UP*
Jinacereg scrounges around for a scythe, although knowning there is none.
Metal Man (GM): Dark Crystal.
Azure: "Well... it seems karma has returned you to me." *He smiles and puts it inside of his gi.*
Metal Man (GM): That's what the third drops... how appropriate.
Aetos stays away from that...
Jinacereg puts his hand on the crystal. "Anyone want it?"
Metal Man (GM): It feels dark.
Tridus: "I can take it."
Jinacereg: "...Besides creepy dude."
Digifanatic gets out of his defensive stance, avoids the Crystal (seen as how he has no Dark damage attacks), and gets ready to continue.
Aetos: "Just give it to him!"
Jinacereg throws the crystal to Tridus.
Azure: *Continues onward.*
Aetos goes on also
Tridus: *Takes it, and absorbs it.* "Feels much better. Now then... dead ahead..."
Charles Magellean continues onward, although still feeling... unsettled.
Metal Man (GM): You continue walking through the field.
Garrick Fy`aar sighs, moving onward...
Metal Man (GM): You see a small line of signs with skulls on them ahead. They all say... THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ESCAPE!!!
Jinacereg walks up to the signs and kicks one. "We get the picture!"
Metal Man (GM): It dissolves into dust.
Azure: "Well apparently... this guy was able to live pretty long..." *Assuming this is written like the last.*
Digifanatic waits for the moon to play games again to see if anything changes like in that field.
MrMonster continues onward.
Charles Magellean shudders at that one...
Metal Man (GM): A cloud moves; blue moonlight shines on it, and they all disappear.
Digifanatic: "Heh... just as I suspected..."
Azure: "Another illusion by the moonlight..."
Charles Magellean gets a shiver down his spine.
Charles Magellean: "Brr! It got cold."
Metal Man (GM): You encounter a small altar made of steel. It is surrounded by various metallic wreckage. Strange runes are carved in it... they pulsate, all of them red. The dirt inside the circle is pitch black.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... more ancient writing."
Jinacereg walks up to the runes and pokes a random one.
MrMonster attempts to walk around this area instead of through it.
Charles Magellean: "This seems appropriate for you..."
Azure: "Its dark... the feeling almost... jumps out me..."
Charles Magellean eyes focus on Tridus. "...Solarian."
Metal Man (GM): Jina touches a rune... and suddenly bursts into flames. 50 fire damage.
Tridus: "It is like home... but a different type of evil. No dice."
Jinacereg starts rolling around the field.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Yeah, poke the creepy evil rune. Real smart..."
Charles Magellean looks to the new one. He mearly shakes his head.
Tridus: "I wouldn't go in that circle, it's channeling great evil."
Jinacereg stands up.
Tridus: "To destroy it would require immense holy power."
Jinacereg: "What would happen if a item fell in?"
Tridus: "It'd be twisted into evil... much like those lizard men. I suspect they died by walking in there."
Charles Magellean: "None of us wield white magic, despite my Lunarian heritage."
Tridus: "Their souls corrupted, turned into twisted monsters searching for souls to... absorb."
Jinacereg clears his throat.
Azure: "I'm a monk but I couldn't... seal... that even if I tried..."
Jinacereg: "If something insanely bad happens, you all have permission to beat me up."
Metal Man (GM): If you thought the ancient rune-artifact ring was weird... ...Dead ahead, there's now a desert.
Tridus: "This makes no sense. I don't remember seeing any desert in the distance."
Jinacereg reaches into his bag, withdrawing the Solarian Bible and throwing it in the circle. He blinks, looking at the desert now.
Charles Magellean looks ahead... wasn't the church in that direction?
Aetos has a light attack.
Metal Man (GM): The bible lands in the circle. It is untouched by the dark energies. In fact, it is... repaired.
Tridus: "...Creepy. I guess that was evil."
Jinacereg: "It's one of those Solarian thingies."
Metal Man (GM): The structure is still dead ahead.
Jinacereg looks at Tridus. "...Can you go get it for me? Pleease?"
Charles Magellean: "Proof that the Solarian cult had evil tendencies."
MrMonster continues onward.
Metal Man (GM): However, this desert strip is on the way to the structure.
Charles Magellean looks to Tridus, his eye twitching.
Aetos goes to retrieve the bible.
Jinacereg watches Aetos.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You move ONE PINKY FINGER inside the ring. You are electrified by dark energy and shot away, taking 25 dark damage.
Tridus: "No, let me get it."
Tridus: *He walks in... and picks up the now repaired bible... then walks out.*
Aetos: "I thought it might be fire..." *He says as he stands up*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Tridus, watch yourself..."
Tridus: "This evil is a cousin to my own. I don't know why." *Tosses the bible at Jinarceg*
Charles Magellean looks at Tridus... eyes burning.
Tridus: "Do not toy with it."
Jinacereg grabs it, putting it in his bag.
Charles Magellean looks away. He goes forward.
Jinacereg: "No reading it for a bed-time story to the tots?"
Tridus: *Follows, going forward.*
Jinacereg goes forward.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..." *He backs off from the Tridus/Magellan ancestry war and moves on.*
Tridus: "Heed my words, and you will not become an undead fiend like I am."
Azure: "Let's get going." *He goes onward.*
Aetos follows also
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the desert, which feels very cool... and ominous ...You see a cacti grove ahead.
Jinacereg frowns, tapping his forehead, attempting to see the truth behind what is happening here.
Charles Magellean twitches... that wart on his head is back.
Metal Man (GM): You sense... illusions. Tricks of the mind.
Azure: "Vibes... thy names are dark and forboding..."
Metal Man (GM): Some energy manipulating reality.
MrMonster continues onward past the grove.
Jinacereg: "...Yeah. This is fake... or manipulated."
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: You are stopped... by an invisible wall.
Charles Magellean: "Ca--ca*Twitch*Cac--cacti..."
Aetos walks up to the cacti grove and tries to touch it gently...
Metal Man (GM): *GLOW*
MrMonster blinks and steps back...
Azure: *Gah... I can't take this...* *He puts his hands together and closes his eyes chanting for a moment. He would then open them trying to see beyond what his eyes are being shown. (truth seer)*
Metal Man (GM): ...Three of the... what's their faces... Cacturnes... Cactoxes... Cactsoemthing....
Charles Magellean mouth twitches, his eye twitches...
MrMonster: "There's a wall here..."
Metal Man (GM): Cactuars, right. Azure: You see... the truth is, none of thise exists beside sthe green field with the occasional pile of ruins.
Charles Magellean makes a loud whinnying noise.
Metal Man (GM): However, you sense monsters made out of energy... Because suddenly, Whalleranian thieves appear next to the cactuar.
Charles Magellean pulls out his miniguns and fires at one of the cactuar.
Metal Man (GM): And... it can't be! A Dark Onyx?
Aetos looks up at the moons, hoping a shift is made soon.
Metal Man (GM): You nail it; it falls over, dead.
Charles Magellean: "SCOUUURGE OF THE DESERT!!!"
Tridus: "This does not appear to be a battle... it looks like... a massacre!"
MrMonster narrows his eyes at the thieves, wondering what is going on...
Charles Magellean eyes become shot with blood and yellow in it. He begins to foam at the mouth.
Azure: "This doesn't make any sense. I see what's really here and yet... I'm looking at what I see..."
Aetos uses his Divine wind to attack all the enemies with light damage... hoping they will vanish by holy power.
Metal Man (GM): Azure: Ninjas suddenly spring out of the ground to join the small army. *BZACK* The holy energy is deflected, though all of the illusions fade a little, then come back in, strong as ever.
Azure: "Ok... this is becoming more and more disturbing... Ninjas....."
Metal Man (GM): Azure: It's... it's psychic energy!
Charles Magellean fires 3 Destructive Rockets at another Evil Incarnation of spikeyness.
Metal Man (GM): BAM. BAM. BAM. It flies backwards into the onyx and explodes.
Azure: "Wait... but that means... there's a host source...."
Aetos continues watching the moons.
Tridus: "There is... but one way to stop this."
Azure looks around trying to sense out the source of the psychic energy (INT check... this is an assumption.)
Charles Magellean gets a running start and Rams into the final Cactuar.
Metal Man (GM): The blue moon is shining directly at the enemies. Azure: It's everywhere! Ahhhhh!!!!
Azure: *Snaps back from the psychic backlash.*
MrMonster wonders what's happening...
Metal Man (GM): Digi: Your worst nightmare appears, joining the illusions. Evil Digi.
Aetos doesn't think there is wind in space, therefor he could not push the blue moon behind the red...
Azure: "Everyone... there's psychic energy everywhere. But I can't find the host source..."
Charles Magellean cannot listen to Azure.
Azure: "If its... psychic something has to be here creating the illusion before us... hello!"
Tridus: "We must sever the flows... something is manipulating this."
Charles Magellean has destroyed the final Cactuar with his 150% causing Ram. "I am victorius!" *He laughs maniacially.*
Metal Man (GM): *CRACK* *CRACK* ...*BAM* The illusions suddenly fall apart like a lot of glass.
Digifanatic: "What in the world..."
Aetos continues on quicklye
MrMonster: "I am skilled with the use of psionics, but I can't help locate it..."
Metal Man (GM): It is now... daytime. The sun rose. Birds are chirping.
Azure: "Gotta try..." *He closes his eyes and concentrates trying to find the traces of psychic energy.* .oO(Come on... where are you...)*
Metal Man (GM): The field is green, and beautiful... and Azure believes the energy is coming from Charles for no reason.
Charles Magellean stops laughing. He looks left and right and wipes his mouth from the foam.
Tridus: "I believe the weirdness is over."
Aetos: "For now."
Azure: .oO(You spend a lifetime... in a temple of monks... and this is all my training comes up to.)
Aetos is still heading forward.
Tridus: "Let us continue before we are attacked by far more frightening illusions."
Charles Magellean: "If there are Magitek Cactuar, I will hold you responsible for that line."
Metal Man (GM): All o' you: You walk forward... and encounter something interesting.
Azure: .oO(Maybe... at the next illusion...)
Metal Man (GM): A small, ruined room. It is mostly destroyed... but is both real, and seems intensely familiar.
MrMonster follows the others, guessing that wall is gone...
Aetos then sneaks up and peeks his head inside.
Metal Man (GM): To those who had been around in the past, of course.
Charles Magellean: "...I believe this is something from the ...stadium, perhaps?"
Digifanatic heads in, still amazed at all this apparent nostalgia...
Metal Man (GM): It is some sort of... strange room, complete with overturned tables and various devices on the floor.
Azure: .oO(This seems calm enough for now...)
Aetos walks in, and examines one of the devices
Metal Man (GM): You see various things.
Charles Magellean walks in as well.
Metal Man (GM): 'Magic Toothbrush: Never have a cavity again!' "Golf Shoes. $4.00." A note that says "Buy Oranges for next outing."
Charles Magellean: "...This is Illian's junkpile."
Digifanatic looks at the Toothbrush. "Sounds like Metal."
MrMonster: "... What makes you think that?"
Metal Man (GM): There's also a drawer that's ajar; it would catch MrMonster's attention.
Aetos whistles and takes the toothbrush.
Digifanatic: "Just the... weirdness of these items."
Tridus: "This was probably his room."
Azure: *Is all confused now.*
Tridus: "I see junk everywhere."
Charles Magellean: "Definitely his room."
MrMonster looks about the room and catches the drawer in his view... The Trulander heads over to see what was in it.
Metal Man (GM): There's also a ruined bed, computer junk strewn about, and 'ACME Armor Polish'
Digifanatic sees if he might be able to confirm Tridus' statement (INT check)...
Metal Man (GM): You stare at the ACME Armor Polish and believe it to be mostly true.
Charles Magellean: "Wow."
Digifanatic: "Yup... these are Metal's former possessions..."
Aetos sneaks in a brush.
Metal Man (GM): The drawer is empty... a small, box-like mark is in the dust. It looks like it hadn't been opened for years... some box-like object had been taken from that drawer.
MrMonster looks inside that drawer...
Metal Man (GM): The toothbrush is all dusty; it makes your mouth taste gravelly. You see the small, rectangular box-shaped impression in the dust in the drawer. Something important had been sitting there for years. Something familiar to you.
Digifanatic: "Huh... should we continue, then?"
Aetos shrugs, concealing the toothbrush under his cape.
MrMonster hrms, trying to remember something like that... "It looks as if something has been taken from this drawer..."
Tridus: "Sure." *Takes various junk* "I'll be sure to give this stuff to Metal."
Charles Magellean looks to Mr. M.
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster: A word comes to your mind... Transformer.
Garrick Fy`aar glances around the room, his curiosity peaked at all the various things around...
Charles Magellean: "That uhh... those things."
MrMonster takes out his Transformer and tries to place it in the dust-free spot.
Metal Man (GM): It fits perfectly.
Digifanatic: "Well, anytime you're ready to move on... I am."
Garrick Fy`aar sighs.
MrMonster puts it back on his belt... "Does anyone remember Metal using a Transformer?"
Digifanatic: "Finally, we're seeing things that are familar to us... a holo room and now this."
Garrick Fy`aar: "A Transformer? Not that I can remember..."
Tridus: "No. He only used a doubler."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You find something?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... maybe Wolfman?"
Garrick Fy`aar moves over to Monster and looks at the Transformer...
Metal Man (GM): Tridus leans on the wall where the transformer drawer is.
Charles Magellean: "I wonder who's inside."
Digifanatic: "Armor Polish seems to be up his alley as well..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He had one with VG before the Void incident, remember?"
Metal Man (GM): ...It suddenly leans backwards a bit. You realize it wasn't a part of the rest of the room.
MrMonster: "There's a clean spot in this drawer... A Transformer fits in it."
Digifanatic: "Exactly, Garrick..."
Tridus: "This wall of interest doesn't belong here. It just crashed here... ...I wonder why."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...wall?"
Digifanatic tries to confirm his statement about it being Wolf's room and not Metal's...
Tridus: "The other three walls are from Metal's room. This one came from somewhere else."
Metal Man (GM): You know it is not Wolf's room.
Garrick Fy`aar moves back over to Tridus, looking at the wall... he kicks it in...
MrMonster: "... Perhaps random parts of the Stadium have been transported to this world..."
Metal Man (GM): But you have no clue who's room it is.
Digifanatic: "Eh... something's telling me it's not Wolf's."
Metal Man (GM): The wall does not fall over, nor is it kicked in, but it moves around. It wobbles.
Charles Magellean: "I often wonder what happened to my old partner."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Huh... Monster, let me see that Transformer..."
Digifanatic: "Who else has used armor and had a Transformer, though? And was here in the early days..."
MrMonster hands Garrick his Transformer.
Charles Magellean: "...Armor... Trans--" *He snaps his finger.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmm... I wonder..."
Tridus: "That third wall... came from another room."
Charles Magellean: "Didn't Zio had armor and a transformer?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Zio??? Who was his partner?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... same here."
Tridus: "Klumsy morphed into Zio. Using a transformer."
Azure just takes it all in.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but would Zio use something like ACME Armor Polish? Sounds not so... Zio-ish to me."
Charles Magellean: "Definitely not him."
Garrick Fy`aar looks the Transformer over...
Tridus: "The wall that the armor polish is on is not from the same room as the wall with the weird drawer."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, there is ONE way we could find out..."
Tridus: "That transformer is Mr. Monster's."
Charles Magellean: "Yeah, let's wait until we tell Metal what we found."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but I thought you already had one." *He looks to Monster* "You were Aribar's partner..."
Tridus: "You missed the point where he laid his transformer in the dusty drawer to check."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...that I did." *He hands it back*
Tridus: "There was no transformer there..."
MrMonster clips it onto his belt. "Either it was stolen or Metal has it..."
Charles Magellean might think he knows who it is.
Digifanatic: "Well, if part of it's not Metal's... and it's definitely not Wolf..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, let's get moving."
Aetos just sits back and waits...
Tridus: "I must add, due to the rareness of transformers, only one or two transformers could have existed and fit there before it was thrown here. Dead ahead we go."
MrMonster exits the room and heads on towards the large structure.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, who else had transformers?"
Digifanatic follows the others.
Aetos goes also
Charles Magellean leaves the room.
Tridus: "Wolfman. But his was... destroyed."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Transformers were before my time... kinda wish I did have one, though..."
Tridus: "The Doubler which held me was destroyed by Kuja. Mr. Monster's is the only functional one I know of."
MrMonster: "I believe Kuja should have one..."
Tridus: "Ah! Yes. He used one on Lumis..."
Charles Magellean: "He still has it."
Garrick Fy`aar: "But... I don't get it. How do transformers WORK, exactly?"
Tridus: "They summon your exact opposite into existence through a hole in reality."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You're exact opposite?"
Tridus: "This hole was blamed for creating The Void, and thus their creation was stopped. It is simple enough to see. I am a greatly dark being, while Metal is almost always good."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Huh..."
Tridus: "MrMonster is a warrior and Aribar is a mage."
Digifanatic: "What about Wolf and Veeg?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Big and small."
Tridus: "Wolfman is big and tough... ...yes."
MrMonster mutters, "And let's see that mage escape the transformer... Left me in there for years..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Monster... he didn't have a choice."
Azure: "That's... something... I don't think I'd want to use." *Tries to think a constantly talking, money grubbing, materialistic,non reading... version of himself and shivers.*
Garrick Fy`aar: "We thought the transformers were destroyed."
Charles Magellean: "My partner did not like the idea, and thus he was against becoming a Quester."
Digifanatic: "I was suspecting that, but one would think it'd have to be a bit... more sophisticated... of a reason."
Tridus: "Zio and Alys were both alter egoes to Klumsy."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alys... now THERE'S a girl I woulda like to have met."
Tridus: "They both fought one another before both of them eventually disappeared in the madness Kuja created."
Charles Magellean: "I often wonder if he was able to fight off that evil that invaded his home realm."
Metal Man (GM): You continue walking forward... it continues to get closer.
Tridus: "That's it... I know what transformer that was. The only feasible one is Mr. Monster's! The others... destroyed, stolen... Kuja didn't live in our HQ either."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...unless there was another one."
Metal Man (GM): You finally reach the structure. It's massive... partially buried underground.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I mean, did a transformer HAVE to have a person in it?"
Metal Man (GM): And the door to it... has a force field.
MrMonster blinks... "Aribar told me he got this Transformer from Professor Oak."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Before someone used it, it was empty, right?"
Tridus: "Professor Oak, eh?"
Charles Magellean: "Not at first. You could choose someone to be your partner, either willingly or by force."
Metal Man (GM): There's a place to open the door... it is a hand-reader. You can stick your hand on it if you want.
Charles Magellean: "I pass."
Digifanatic: "May I?"
Garrick Fy`aar gets a look at the door...
Digifanatic tries to place his hand on the reader.
Metal Man (GM): It scans your hand.
Aetos reaches into his cape again and grips something.
???: "Hand scan complete. Entryway opened."
Metal Man (GM): The force field goes down, and the door unlocks.
Digifanatic starts walking in.
Aetos lets go without revealing it again.
MrMonster: "... Why would it accept a random hand?"
Garrick Fy`aar shrugs, even more curious, and continues on.
Aetos: "A trap? Or this place knows you."
Tridus: "Well, at least we're here. I wonder what's inside."
MrMonster: "Only one way to find out..." *He pushes the door open and heads inside.*
Charles Magellean enters inside as well, his adrenaline still rushing from those Cactuar from outside.
Tridus: "Inside we go." *He enters the building*
Azure: "Into more chaos one would assume." *Follows behind Tridus.*
Garrick Fy`aar moves in with everyone else, taking the time to inspect this place and it's technology...
Nick Caligo (GM): *The room that the Questers enter is extremely large, with girders and beams overhead... looks like a kind of warehouse, if not for the chasm and the bridge going across it. Dull red-orange illumination spills up from the chasm... the vague smell of sulfur fills the air.*
Tridus: "...For some reason I doubt this place is as holy as Kales said it was."
Aetos: "Is this... a mine?"
Azure: "I'm thinking that as well."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmmm... maybe not."
Azure: "Unless Kales's idea of holy is hellish..."
Charles Magellean: "My thoughts are the same as both yours and Tridus's."
MrMonster walk over to the chasm and tries to peer down it.
Garrick Fy`aar: "We could be close to a power source."
Garrick Fy`aar: "It could be melting the rock around the place."
Azure: "If we are things are about to get worse."
Digifanatic checks to see how sturdy that bridge is.
Nick Caligo (GM): The bridge is... solid metal.
Tridus: "It's a good thing I came along. I can dispatch anything dark which comes out way."
Nick Caligo (GM): Very solid metal indeed. And wide.
Digifanatic: "Well... looks safe enough..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Wide enough that you could fit... oddly enough, a forklift comes to mind. The chasm below is, indeed, filled with magma. It must be a mile downward...
Tridus: *Suddenly becomes covered by his traditional dark aura and pulls out his sword*
Garrick Fy`aar steps onto the bridge, glancing down as he walks onward.
Nick Caligo (GM): You can see bridges crisscrossing one another down there...
Tridus: *Marches out onto the bridge* "Into unknown territory we go."
Digifanatic follows Garrick across.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...it's deep... very, very deep."