Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 232: Digital Souls
Date: 6:52:12 PM, August 21st; 6:46:07 PM, August 23rd, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): You're all in the elevator, which is going up. It seems... chillier up here. The light in the elevator fluctuates a little as it finally reaches the top. *CLONK* The door out of the elevator opens.
MrMonster unsheaths Miirnalk and steps out of the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): You notice suddenly the buttons in the elevator deactivated. No way down from here...
Digifanatic gets out and onto the final floor... "Weird..."
Metal Man (GM): You're in the middle of a gigantic room, which has hanging lights all about.
Digifanatic: "And that plain figures."
Metal Man (GM): The lighting is not perfect, though. There's dark spots and some areas that must have taken damage. Throughout this room is scattered computers, desks, and craters, as well as some destroyed light fixtures.
MrMonster wonders what this place was built for as he ventures farther into this room...
Metal Man (GM): And chairs, too.
MrMonster: "Perhaps we can just get Kales a computer for an artifact..."
Metal Man (GM): You realize just how defended this place was...
Aetos steps out and looks about.
Metal Man (GM): There's three-four shield pylon sets around the elevator. All deactivated, of course. This is when you notice something... more important than the rest of this spacious, high-ceiling room.
Digifanatic walks over to a computer but stops for a second...
Metal Man (GM): There's a larger desk, on top of which lies a dex-like device. A computer, much larger than most, next to it, has 'SIMBER' painted on the side in big letters.
Digifanatic: "You can't be kidding..."
MrMonster ignores and and continues exploring the room. "What?"
Digifanatic walks over to the old AI unit...
Tridus: *Comes out of the elevator* "Good thing I got on when those two hit the bottom floor."
Nick Caligo (GM): The lights shining on the desk flicker a little bit.
Charles Magellean: "The A.I. of the Stadium. I am starting to believe this place was HQ."
Tridus: "...What was that?" *He looks towards the desk.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You notice a few papers sitting next to the little smashdex-like object...
Aetos looks at the papers.
Nick Caligo (GM): The smashdex thingy is a small, square device with a few miscellaneous buttons that look like controls from a Game Boy--but only vaguely.
Aetos starts reading them.
Tridus: *He looks around cautiously... this room unnerves him.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The device itself is black and looks as though its casing is supposed to resemble scales or cracked desert earth or something. The papers read as follows: They're very smudged... a little BURNT, even. But there's no mistaking Professor Oak's signature at the bottom.
Aetos might as well give up reading the paper then and he picks up the strange looking dex thingy,.
Tridus: *Wanders over...*
Aetos: "This kinda looks like yours..."
Nick Caligo (GM): "... ... new Pokemon? The creatures in no way resemble... powers unlike any I've ever witnessed! ... ... ..." There's a few more pages, but that's all you could read. It's not really a smashdex, Aetos... it can't be. It's way too small.
Aetos: "But its... black... And... different."
Nick Caligo (GM): It's small enough to fit in your palm easily, and square shaped.
Tridus: "I don't have anything like that."
Nick Caligo (GM): Erm, there's a few more pages, but that's all you could read on the FIRST page, I mean.
Tridus: "My own dex... is merely an older model."
Aetos opens it.
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps it is a version of the Pokedex."
Nick Caligo (GM): There's no way to open the device.
Digifanatic looks at those papers. "And I thought there were only be those 251..."
Tridus: *He looks through the pages himself, seeing as Metal would smack him for not checking it out.*
Aetos pushes a button quizzically.
Tridus: "I'd suggest you... don't touch any buttons on that device. It could be a bomb. Or something bad."
Nick Caligo (GM): The device's screen lights up bright blue, flickers a moment, then flickers out.
Digifanatic: "Huh... wonder where he went to notice that..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The lights flicker miscellaneously along with it.
MrMonster heads on over to the others, wondering what is happening...
Nick Caligo (GM): The pages in the documents read as follows: "... these astonishing new Pokemon from another world... ... I've attempted to crossbreed them... Mewtwo... ... ..." Most of page two is scientific jargon. There's one more page.
Aetos would... then... He reads the last page out loud.
Digifanatic: "Crossbreed? Sounds like something Oak would and wouldn't do at the same time..."
Tridus: "I'm not sure... there's probably more information which we can't see. Whatever happened here must have been a coincidence, or something. I can't be sure."
Aetos still reads on... this must be long.
Nick Caligo (GM): The last page reads as follows: "After much trial and error, I, Professor Oak, finally managed to successfully crossbreed the new Pokemon! As it turns out, they are contained and, to an extent, controlled, by small yet astonishing digital devices! By reverse engineering this device with one of my pokeballs, I was able to entrap a Mew. I will soon experiment to find out if this device will indeed bestow upon it some of the..."
Digifanatic reads that over... "Uggh... oh gosh..."
Nick Caligo (GM): "... incredible abilities that I've witnessed in these other-worldly Pokemon! I only hope that it takes on a more creative name than those of the ones I've seen, but that's neither here nor there."
Tridus: "...Something very wrong has happened here..."
Aetos continues watching the flashing blue screen now...
Digifanatic makes a face or two at what has been written... "That can't be..."
Tridus: *He seems surprised, mostly. Surprised that there is something evil enough that he can't scoff at it.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: The screen finally lights up brilliant blue.
Tridus: "This is unimaginable!"
Digifanatic looks at what Aetos has to see if what he has looks familiar to himself rather than Aetos...
Charles Magellean peers at Tridus with a scowl.
Tridus: *He looks at the screen curiously.*
Nick Caligo (GM): In crude, graphing calculator-esque text, letters slide together horizontally: "D-I-G-I-V-O-L-V-E."
Charles Magellean: "What have you discovered... Solarian."
Digifanatic: "Nope... not it Charles. This is my specialty."
Aetos: "Digi... volve..."
Tridus: "Something... stranger than me."
MrMonster is confused by all of this, but keeps quiet...
Tridus: "It is nothing of my doing."
Digifanatic: "Apparently, Professor Oak encountered... The Digital World."
Aetos: "Is this... from that... Indeed..."
Charles Magellean readjusts his contacts.
Digifanatic: "You from Earth, Aetos?"
Digifanatic: "Ah. What era?"
Tridus: "...This is something from Earth?"
Aetos: "I'm from about the 20th century..."
Digifanatic: "Same here..."
Tridus: "It can't be. I've never seen anything of the sort."
Digifanatic: "And Tridus... it is, kinda and kinda not."
Nick Caligo (GM): The word "Ultimate" flashes beneath that word, and then changes to "Mega."
Digifanatic: "For those of you who do not understand, allow me to explain."
Tridus: "...Whatever it is doing, it looks like the activation of a weapon."
Charles Magellean: "Unfortunately. I disapprove of the discovery of the Digimon."
Nick Caligo (GM): And then, that screen erases, and the device explodes.
Digifanatic: "Now that, I cannot..."
Aetos drops it.
Nick Caligo (GM): The lights throughout the room continue flickering. An ominous, multi-layered, possessed voice echoes through your minds.
MrMonster looks towards the source of this laughing...
Digifanatic: "Not this again..."
Tridus: "This... this is something entirely different."
MrMonster: "... Show yourself!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You need only look inward, Mr. M. It's in your own mind. It's like someone else is thinking from inside your head.
???: "Certainly, Mr. Monster."
Nick Caligo (GM): All of the lights hanging above light up, with the exception of some broken ones.
Tridus: "...You sound much like my former master..."
Nick Caligo (GM): You hear a loud engine sound coming from atop a bunch of crates...
Tridus: "...What is that?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Standing on the topmost crate is... something that bears a vague resemblance to Mewtwo.
Tridus: *He glows, becoming covered in Darkness. He draws his sword, and prepares to fight.*
Aetos: "I knew it!"
MrMonster: "... What... Is that thing?"
Tridus: "...It is an abomination."
Aetos: "Wait... a sword?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Its fur is black, and its body is covered in golden armor that's pretty much unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Tridus: "Of course I have a sword, Aetos."
Digifanatic: "Now that is something my friends told me they have not encountered..."
Aetos: "I thought you had just your magic."
Nick Caligo (GM): Its helmet looks crude, being a simple metal casing with eyeholes that rests on the top of its skull.
Digifanatic: "I think..."
Tridus: "Well, Digi, your friends... ...I would hate to see anyone encounter such a thing."
Tridus: "Even if they dabbled in the black arts."
Nick Caligo (GM): It has three sharp horns that jut backwards at 45 degree angles.
Aetos: "Is that Mewtwo, fused with a... Digimon? By chance?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The rest of the armor looks incredibly advanced, especially the neat jetpack on his back.
Tridus: "...The notes said a Mew."
Digifanatic: "No. I caught a Mewtwo reference in there... But Oak wouldn't do such a thing... Unless he was possessed..."
Tridus: "I refuse to believe that Mewtwo would allow himself to become evil, and even more so as one of Professor Oak's experiments."
Mewthree: "I am no Pokemon, and I am no Digimon. BOTH are pathetic races of insects next to my majesty!" *He floats off the crate and bright blue energy blazes from something on his back.*
Tridus: "Where is Professor Oak?"
Mewthree: "I am... MEWTHREE... The professor is indisposed."
Tridus: "...Hmmm... good and bad news at the same time."
Mewthree: "He found me to be rather difficult to control..."
Nick Caligo (GM): His brilliant blue eyes pierce you like ice from behind that helmet.
Tridus: "Why he tried to control you is beyond me... Mewtwo himself was uncontrollable."
MrMonster has a shiver sent down he spine, but attempts to stand his ground.
Charles Magellean: "Professor Oak is... unsound in certain aspects."
Mewthree: "Ah yes, my pathetic little maggot cousin... Hmmhmmhmmhmmhmmm..." He holds up a small, bluish-stone statue. You can all guess who it is.
MrMonster narrows his eyes... "What have you done to him?"
Tridus: "It's another statue."
Digifanatic: "Another statue."
Mewthree: "Imprisoned him in stone."
Digifanatic looks at Tridus for a second, and sighs.
Mewthree: "And now that you all know the truth about this place, I'll have to do the same to you."
Nick Caligo (GM): He drops the statue.
Charles Magellean: "There is an alternate solution. Amnesia."
MrMonster: "... I fear we are greatly outmatched."
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Did you not hear me? He DROPS the STATUE.
Tridus: "We must destroy him." *He runs to get the statue quickly.*
Nick Caligo (GM): As in, it's falling to the ground about 20 feet below him.
Charles Magellean: "Of course, that would ---someone grab him."
Aetos expects Tridus to catch the statue...
Tridus: "Another person... to save..."
Mewthree: "SAY HELLO TO OBLIVION!!" *He sweeps his arms out to his sides, and from his metal gauntleted hands ignite twin, bright blue beams.*
Tridus: "...Not again..."
Julian Sawyer: *A generic blue warp portal appears on the floor and launches Julian out of it, him having been left behind. Julian lands on his back, near the path of the falling statue* "...Hey!" *Julian then tries to push himself towards the statue with his feet, catching it on his back.*
Mewthree: "You're DEAD MEAT!" *He dashes down so that he's level with the entire group... you realize his shoulder armor is exceptionally large--big enough in fact that it comes up to the same height as his head--when several seemingly decorative jewels set into each pauldron begin to glow brilliant blue and unleash a storm of energy beams.*
Nick Caligo (GM): "HYPER BEAM MATRIX!!" These beams cover the area between everybody else and the wall. Everybody is to consider themselves threatened by these next two attacks.
Digifanatic is hit both times...
Tridus: *Has no chance of dodging.*
Aetos is also.
Nick Caligo (GM): Each hit deals 25 damage.
Charles Magellean is nowhere fast enough to be hit.
MrMonster is nailed by the beams of energy, but luckily his armor takes the brunt of the blows.
Julian Sawyer: *Is not threatened by those attacks in the least as they pass over him as he lays on his back, with or without statue.*
Nick Caligo (GM): With the statue, Julian, but by taking the statue you forego one action of your turn. You can't since you got hit. Speaking of actions in ones' isn't over. Once he finishes, he flies into melee range, almost fast enough that he beats the beams to you, and crashes into Mr. Monster with a cross-slash of his blades. Hit or miss, he zooms past the Trulander and spins around to face you all, hanging in the air on the opposite side of where he began.
Julian Sawyer: *Caught it, then.* "...That was a close one..."
Nick Caligo (GM): CRITICAL HIT!
MrMonster feebly raises his scimitar in defense, but is hit by both attacks.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mr. Monster: 20 damage from the first hit, 10 from the second. You can smell your flesh burning, and yet still feel an icy chill as your eyes meet with Mewthree's for a split second before he's suddenly behind you and you're left on your back. -1 action for catching Mewtwo.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets up off the ground, still holding Mewtwo's Statue* "Anyone mind telling me what the hell that is?" *Points at Mewthree.*
Aetos: "Some of us think it's a Mewtwo... digivolved."
Tridus: "It is Mewthree. That is all I know."
Aetos: "Or... !"
Charles Magellean: "An entity of power beyond our comprehension."
Aetos: "Mew... digivolved mega."
Tridus: "I am afraid it is some sort of advanced technology fused with an advanced organic body."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I guess."
Tridus: "It is biological engineering and cybernetics at their finest... unfortunately."
Mewthree: "SHUT UP AND FIGHT, MAGGOTS!!" *His voice inside your heads gives you the willies...*
Charles Magellean gets startled by that.
Nick Caligo (GM): -1 action, Julian, for talking.
Julian Sawyer: "...'Kay... someone hold Mewtwo." *Hands off the Statue to the first willing participant, then jumps up as his Rocket Boots activate, having Overdriven last fight.* "Let's go!" *Flies towards Mewthree and whales on him with a Speedbag.*
Tridus: *Takes the statue.*
Nick Caligo (GM): All hits. Mewthree is taken off guard by Julian's overdrive-fueled power. He squeezes his eyes shut and takes the beating in silence. 455 damage total. As you finish, he floats back a little and narrows his eyes towards Julian. "... You die first."
Julian Sawyer: *Flies back to the group.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The scary part is... you have this really, REALLY weird feeling that he's telling the truth... for the first time in your life, Julian... you feel just a weeee bit scared by this guy.
Julian Sawyer: "I always die first."
Aetos: "So true..."
Tridus: "There must be a weak point on this monster."
Digifanatic: "Someone cover him."
Mewthree: "I know of you Questers and your ability to bounce back after death. No more."
Julian Sawyer: "You don't got what it takes." *Motions to Mewthree with his hands.* "Bring it on."
Mewthree: "You shall see that this is no game..."
Tridus: "...If he can't save himself then nobody can, Digi. As it is I've taken heavy damage."
Digifanatic: "Oh... but if anyone's willing to get in the way, and I probably will if nobody else wants to, they should."
Tridus: "...I only help the helpless."
Charles Magellean will try something simple; he fires an Eye Laser from his retinas at the entity.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree just floats there. The laser reflects harmlessly off his armor.
Tridus: "...Even I could have dodged that..."
Nick Caligo (GM): His voice laughs quietly inside your minds...
Charles Magellean mocks with his mouth moving rapidly.
Mewthree: "So... the headstrong one is but an exception..."
Charles Magellean: "Experiment two." *He fires 6 shots from his miniguns.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The bullets deflect off him uselessly.
Tridus: "...That doesn't appear to be working either. Why did you send Samus and that lunatic away from here again?"
Charles Magellean: "...Should I even bother attacking you again?"
MrMonster: "We had no idea that we'd face something such as the likes of this!"
Mewthree: "Of course not."
Charles Magellean: "Good point." *He passes his third action. End of turn.*
Tridus: "Hmph. It looks like we'll need to do something creative. Outright power is a joke to him."
Aetos moves his hands from the right, towards Mewthree, a dark cloud seems to be wafting its way over to it.
Nick Caligo (GM): The dark cloud wafts its way towards him towards him... past him... past him...
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Into the air vent... oh boy, that'll be a pain in the ass later.
Tridus: "You do know that most people can't breathe poison, don't you?"
Digifanatic: "Anything that's quicker than Julian is usually trouble..."
Aetos: "Yeaaah... heh..." *He tries to Impale Mewthree with his spear!*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean: "'Usually' trouble? Oi."
Digifanatic: "Sorry, Julian, but you get the point."
Nick Caligo (GM): He arcs his back and floats to the side, VERY narrowly avoiding the spear point. With a loud clang it hits a wall, denting it significantly.
Julian Sawyer: "Jeez..."
Aetos flips back to his spot, aggravated, but defends.
Julian Sawyer: "Even I couldn't avoid that..."
Mewthree: "And you can't avoid THIS, either!"
Julian Sawyer: "?"
Aetos: "What the... two of them!?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Nope. Just one. But it's fast enough that there might as well be two...
Tridus: "I don't think it takes two Mewthrees to know that he's hiding his true attack power."
Julian Sawyer: "Holy..."
Aetos: "Far from holy."
Charles Magellean: "It doesn't take two to know he---...That was THE worst joke you've ever made!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Without warning, Mewthree brings an arm up towards Julian. With a loud, pressurized hiss it releases itself from his elbow-joint and launches off towards Julian, guided by booster rockets and held on a long, thin, shimmering blue cable.
Julian Sawyer: "OOF!" *DETACHABLE ARM'D.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The clawed hand digs deeply into your chest. Your vision starts to blur... you can feel that beam jutting through your heart and spine. You're then ripped from your spot on the ground and pulled back to Mewthree, his arm locking back into place before he plants his foot into your gut and kicks you towards Aetos. 30 damage from the hit, 10 damage from the kick... aaaand... Aetos: Hit?
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos takes 2x Julian's AC in damage. Julian takes 2x Aetos's AC in damage.
Julian Sawyer: *Betrayed by his own Rocket Boots, Julian is launched towards Aetos at frightening speed.*
Charles Magellean: "Mewthree might as well be on par with a Kuja at 39.192% power."
Tridus: "We managed to survive Kuja. All we need to do is... ... ... ... I don't know."
Charles Magellean: "Don't remind me, Solarian."
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree chases after Julian, and, before he can even hit the ground, uppercuts him into the air with a saber slash. Julian loses his SPD bonus to AC for this attack. Hit?
Julian Sawyer: *Rocket Boots Save the Day as Julian flies past the slash, barely avoiding impalement.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He finishes by making a rocket boost of his own. He sails through the air after Julian, taking a "superman" flying position before his energy blades flare with a frightening hiss. He spirals through the air after Julian at blinding speed... All: +42 coins. Julian: Another 30 damage since you probably can't evade that.
Tridus: "Hmmmm... Hmmm..."
Julian Sawyer: *SPIRAL'D.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree boosts himself backwards and floats 20 feet over the middle of the group... DAMN he's fast.
Charles Magellean: "Did we just... get more coins?"
Aetos: "I think so..."
Julian Sawyer: *Finally lands, his Rocket Boots cutting off as he skids, leaving some blood tracing the skid, finally coming to a stop.*
Digifanatic: "This is absolutely crazy..."
Tridus: "Digi! Use your Digimon knowledge! ... ...Let me guess, you left it all on Earth."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but what? This thing is a maniac!"
Julian Sawyer's still alive amazingly, but he ain't getting up right now.
Tridus: "Uhhh... anything that can so much as phase it would be necessary."
Digifanatic: "I was a partial part of it, but not really, but--oh, I'll tell you when we get back..." *He uses an X Accuracy and then uses a Fire Punch on Mewthree.* "Dang..."
Nick Caligo (GM): You can't jump high enough to reach it.
Tridus: "...Don't you have some gizmochery which does stuff with Digimon?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I do... But I have no idea how the thing will react to such a hostile being..."
Tridus: "It needs to have something that'd confuse or bother him. Anything."
Digifanatic: "All I've figured out for my personal use is a paralysis/poison thing... and that's not til I Overdrive... If nothing else, I'm covering Julian." *He decides to take his Digivice out to see if it reacts oddly, being in Mewthree's presence.*
Nick Caligo (GM): No jump checks needed to make it to him. And yes, that was a total of four hits. Mewthree is ungodly enough that he actually gets four actions per turn. Anyway, back Digivice, eh? You get this feeling that Mewthree is raising an eyebrow from behind that mask... well, if he had eyebrows he would...
Mewthree: "A Digivice? How quaint."
Digifanatic: .oO(...sorry Julian...)
Nick Caligo (GM): It seems to glow a little...
Digifanatic can feel that this is not looking good for him...
Tridus: "I hope it is able to do something. ...Besides exploding."
Mewthree: "And what are you expecting your little device to DO, exactly? Digivolve me further? Ha ha ha..."
Digifanatic: "No... Of course not. I'd be an idiot to think that..." (No jokes, people!)
Tridus: "...There has to be a way to overload it."
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi: Continue with your turn. 1 action spent. Ah. Right.
Digifanatic: *But he does try and Eye Spy Mewthree's HP.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You get a severe headache when you try that, but you feel this strange affinity with the creature...
Digifanatic: "Oh man... what is going on?"
Tridus: "I guess we'll have to use methods from the Dark Ages."
Nick Caligo (GM): Hang on a second. Strangely, Mewthree looks like he has a headache as well. He clasps his head and shudders crazily.
Aetos: "Uh... Well then."
Tridus: "Hmmm... Digi's device appears to have the effect I wanted."
Digifanatic is practically doing the same thing...
Mewthree: "Get... out... of... my... HEAD!!!" *He lashes out psionically, which makes Digi collapse to the floor. Damageless, but still.*
Digifanatic: "I think it was me trying to nab some information inst--" *Boom.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Neither did either one of your attacks. It seems that while Mewthree's seizure screwed him up good for a few seconds, he's still dodging faster than a speeding bullet. He seems ANGRY now...
Aetos: "Watcha gunna do? Huh?"
MrMonster: "... Don't taunt the creature of death, please."
Tridus: "I will show you the wrath of a TRUE villain! DIE!" *Tridus's aura becomes enflamed. With EXTREME speed, he launches two balls of lightning towards the jetpack of the extremely fast monster. Tridus makes the classic noise of Ganondorf hurling lightning while he does it.*
Metal Man (GM): 48 electric damage per hit. 50% chance of paralysis, if that even matters.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree is blasted onto the floor and kneels there, his body blitzing with electricity. He's paralyzed...
Tridus: *Panting* "...Im... pressive... I didn't know I could do that..." *Continues breathing heavily; his aura itself has a few sparks in it for a split second.*
Nick Caligo (GM): As Mewthree kneels there blitzing, he shudders... "Grr... h... Strong Form!!!" He shrugs off the lightning and gets back to his feet... now clad in much heavier looking armor, and with a huge ball clutched in his right claw.
Julian Sawyer: *A loud coughing sound is heard from the other end of the room as Julian wakes up, blood coming from his mouth as he stands up. That hole in his chest seems to have closed up nicely. Julian wipes the remaining blood from his mouth and shakes his head* "Ourgh... What's he doing?"
Charles Magellean: "He seems to becoming desperate, if only by a margin."
Julian Sawyer: "He's still going down." *Julian jumps up as his Rocket Boots activate, his Overdrive kicking in again* "Blacked out for a moment there."
Nick Caligo (GM): He brings that ball up and swings it over at Julian. The ball at the end of his arm launches off, propelled by rockets and held on a chain, and crashes into Julian.
Julian Sawyer: "GAH!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Or not.
Julian Sawyer: *Quickly rolls out of the way.*
Nick Caligo (GM): It sails past him, and then curls back around and starts flying back his way.
Julian Sawyer: *Flies above it... or not He quickly turns his head around and just catches the ball crashing into his back* "KUAH!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!!* He catches you by the legs and sends you straight into a wall. 50 damage followed by your AC in damage as you get crushed against a wall. Still alive?
Julian Sawyer: *He still lives! He ain't movin' much, but he lives!*
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... I'm sorry I didn't cover you, Julian."
Julian Sawyer: *Can't hear, is crushed against wall.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The things rocket jets ignite and it spirals as it continues driving Julian into the wall relentlessly. There's nothing he can do to avoid it. He takes another AC's worth of damage.
Julian Sawyer: *Needs a Critical on this. And he's gone!*
Nick Caligo (GM): Was that your last life?
Charles Magellean: "Julian!"
Digifanatic covers his eyes for a moment and rubs his face... .oO(What have I gotten myself into?)
Nick Caligo (GM): His crumpled body falls to the ground... but still moves. No warp portal... no Vengeful. Something is -very- wrong about how Mewthree is operating right now. Julian: Your SPD and STR both take 5 damage. You keep your lives. Your HP is restored as usual.
Mewthree: "You can't 'bounce back' the way you could before... my comrades have seen to that."
Tridus: "Comrades? ...Oh no. You mean you were helped by Kuja?"
Julian Sawyer hits the floor, twitching. He then shakily gets to his feet.
Mewthree: "Kuja? I know no Kuja..."
Julian Sawyer: "Digi, yo still got that Fury Materia?"
Digifanatic: "Hang on..."
Charles Magellean: "It is a blessing you do not know of him."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I do. My last one, though."
Tridus: "Hmmm... well, as much as you can search my mind about him, there's not much else for me to think of..."
Julian Sawyer: "You mind if I use it?"
Digifanatic: "No! Feel obliged, man." *He gives his Fury to Julian.*
Julian Sawyer: "Thanks man." *Uses it. Only needs 4 hits to Overdrive now!*
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: You consume the Fury Materia... and... and... you feel it. Your strength returning, swelling within you... ... and then seeming to leak out of your wounds. Your Overdrive gauge can't fill any more... Where most boss fights have been like a game to you... this one just got DEADLY serious.
Mewthree: "I have the power of a supernatural being with the powers of life and death behind me... and for you... he has chosen... death."
Julian Sawyer: "The hell..."
Charles Magellean: "You were correct when you said the Questers' rules were going to be rewritten, Mewthree. As you are well aware..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Oh. Right. One more action. Go for it. Or two... However many more actions as you've got. Ah. Alright. One action.
Julian Sawyer: "I may be marked for death, but I'm gonna hurt you as much as I can before I go down!" *Julian rushes towards Mew3, and gives him a strong haymaker to the head.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!*
Tridus: "Well, that's a shame. There was a time when I had a similar power... but... ... ... dang it! Why did The Void have to cut such large holes in my memory?"
Charles Magellean: "Oh you just did not!"
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes the brunt of the haymaker and staggers back, clutching his armored face.
Charles Magellean looks to Tridus with a destructive look in his eyes. He looks back to the enemy.
Tridus: "Well, I can't forget who I was... too many different lives, though."
Charles Magellean: "You may know who I am, but I can assure you: I am not a Quester!" *He arms form into Demolition Man's cannon. The cannon blinks, in 1.3 second cycles, green, yellow, then red. The cannon fires two torpedo-shaped Destructive Rockets at the armor clad Mewthree.*
Tridus: *Watches Charles... wondering what Mewthree will make of the fact that Charles didn't have any 'bounce back' capabilities in the first place.*
Nick Caligo (GM): One missile zooms past him, the second catches him square in the chest.
Charles Magellean: *70%. Negates DR.*
Mewthree: "Guh! ... Funny. You FIGHT like a Quester."
Charles Magellean: *The wart appears again. He entire face reacts with muscle spasms, strokes, and the such. He goes Psychotic.*
Mewthree: "And you adventure with Questers... you're helping them right now. I'd say you're DEFINETELY a Quester."
Charles Magellean: "FIGHT like one!? Adventure... DEFINTELY!??!"
Mewthree: "Fool. Accept what you truly are... a FAILURE."
Charles Magellean muscles begin to bulge all over the place... he begins to twitch all over the ground.
Mewthree: "I can see it all, right here inside your head, Charles Magellan... you're but a fragment of a being without them."
Charles Magellean gets up again... his anger is all over the place, and he takes out his Red Chaos Emerald.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree's eyes widen sharply.
Tridus: "Woah! I forgot about that!"
Charles Magellean: "I AM NOT MAGELLAN!!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): He thrusts his giant wrecking ball out and launches it at Charles before he's given any chance to react. *WHAM!!!*
Charles Magellean embraces the impact.
Metal Man (GM): The emerald currently looks like some sort of eye of hell or something. At least from the amount of red light it shows.
Nick Caligo (GM): A critical hit deals 100 damage to Charles, throwing him off his feet and sending the emerald flying through the air.
Tridus: "...Not again. How many more things must fly through the air?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree launches his other arm off on its wire-guide. It snatches the emerald out of the air and draws it back to Mewthree. Its aura gently dies down until it looks like but a red gem. He draws back his wrecking ball to his right hand.
Mewthree: "An interesting little artifact."
Tridus: "On the plus side, he didn't hit the ground. Otherwise we might have all exploded."
Mewthree: "I wonder if I could... speed things up a bit with this..."
Julian Sawyer: "Aw hell..."
Aetos: "Great... I don't even know what it does."
Charles Magellean remains on the ground, continuing spazzing all over the place. His anger is slowly eating him inside. His turn ends.
Aetos: "Your going down..." *He seems to have a storm brewing in his eyes, also going psychotic... he attacks with a shish kebob first off.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Critical hit, 2x damage.
Aetos steps back and watches Mewthree take in the pain.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree does indeed take pain. I don't know quite what a shish kabob IS...
Charles Magellean: "Ai--gat--tai... whi... white..."
Metal Man (GM): I think it involves stabbing people.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree doesn't get another turn this time.
Aetos then sets up a Wind barrier, you can SEE breezes circling around Aetos...
Nick Caligo (GM): Oh. Woops
Aetos lastly tries another Dark Wind, a cloud of blackness appears and creeps toward Mewthree He just flips back to his spot and defends!
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, roll it.
Charles Magellean: "Balance... balance!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi: Yeah, go. But first, I'd like to ask... are you ABSOLUTELY positive about what we talked about? Really? REEEEEAAAALLLY?
Charles Magellean finally stops fidgetting all around. He lays motionless... waiting for something to happen.
Nick Caligo (GM): ... You sure?
Aetos feels something daring and legendary is about to happen.
Nick Caligo (GM): lol. Rightright, just kiddin' around with ya. Take your turn.
Tridus: "Distract him Digi! Attack the emerald! Even if all it does is cause a microwave to miss him by 10 miles."
Digifanatic: *After giving Julian his Fury Materia, he quickly chuckles at Tridus' microwave comment...*
Charles Magellean: "The... emerald..."
Aetos watches Digi...
Digifanatic: *And then does fool around with Mewthree by looking at that Emerald, and read to Fire Punch the arm that's holding it...*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Whiff.*
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He jerks it out of the way. "Ah ah ahhhh..."
Digifanatic is absolutely near panicking right now. He has crazy relations, so to speak, with Mewthree, can barely have a chance to hit him/it, and has already used an item. He tries a Super Mario Punch to said arm again...
Nick Caligo (GM): BARELY a miss, I'm afraid. If it were a cigar, you'd be in good standing but as it is... bad luck, old boy.
Digifanatic: *As his turn ends, he tries Eye Spying once again to screw around with his mind... just for kicks.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP!* You're smacked off your feet again. Mewthree isn't phased.
Digifanatic: "He's overcome it..."
Aetos wants to know what it is now.
MrMonster fires off another Gamma Sword Shot at the abomination followed by an Alpha Charge Shot and a Beta Confusion.
Nick Caligo (GM): You got him once with the gamma sword shot. It dealt 35 damage, as you said.
Tridus: "All right... you've asked for it!" *He ...goes over to Charles, and takes out... the Star Rod and the Pseudo-cube bazooka. He stuffs the Star Rod into it like some sort of projectile...*
Charles Magellean: "Give... BACK..." *He apparently saw despite the feedback of anger in his body. He spits out, to the side, about 3 pints of that silver ooze that would normally drain out of his brain. He gets up... looking cruel at Tridus and what's going to happen.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree's arm is severed by the star rod. It clatters to the floor, blitzing, the emerald clanging on the floor. Mewthree doesn't seem phased.
Julian Sawyer: "...Whoa."
Charles Magellean: "KIiiilllll..."
Nick Caligo (GM): ... And then his arm draws itself back onto his arm by its wire-guide. You just dented its thrusters is all...
Julian Sawyer: "...-CENSORED-!"
MrMonster: "... Greeeeeat."
Tridus: "...What? The force of that should have caused a catastrophic explosion!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The emerald's out of his hand, though!
Charles Magellean: "Solarians. Ever the destructive on--..."
Tridus: *Goes to get the emerald; at least to keep him from picking it up. Or we can save that for tomorrow.*
MrMonster: "I don't like Solarians much either, Charles, but said destruction is saving our hides!"
Charles Magellean looks to the emerald and Mewthree... and the evil one... as the game pauses.
Tridus: "It was worth it merely to keep the emerald out of his hand... you shall regret crossing a Solarian and a Lunarian!"
Charles Magellean coughs blood in disgust.
Garrick Fy`aar appears out of nowhere... kicking open the door to place, if there is one.
Nick Caligo (GM): Garrick: You hurt your foot on the elevator door.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what the... Mew... two?"
Digifanatic: "Three, Garrick."
Garrick Fy`aar: "No, there's only one of him."
Julian Sawyer: "Watch out for 'em..."
Aetos: "Well... he's fast enough for there to be two of him..."
Julian Sawyer's near the back of the group, not looking as powerful as he usually is. He looks kinda pale, and very loose in his way of standing.
Mewthree: "Wellwellwell, another worthless swine to join the slaughter? Amazing. I should think that you'd be fleeing me as opposed to leaping straight at me!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Can the not-so-whitty banter, Pokemon."
Julian Sawyer: "I fall, another takes my place..."
Mewthree: "Wit has nothing to do with it. I speak only of common sense."
Digifanatic: (muttering) "Garrick--he's not..."
Julian Sawyer: "What took you so long?"
Digifanatic: "Well, he is, but he isn't..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Got caught up by something downstairs. Now..."
Tridus: "You should look closer into our minds. We don't often leave battles."
Garrick Fy`aar draws the Einhammer in one hand and the M150 in the other "...let's go."
Mewthree: "Well, you will leave this one... In pieces." *Mewthree then shifts back to his lighter, speedy form and raises an arm at Garrick. One might expect a telekinetic blast, but no. A wire-guided claw makes its way towards the Quester at lightning speed, propelled by rockets.*
Garrick Fy`aar crosses his guns across his face, knowing he sure as heck can't dodge that sucker. He tries to throw himself backwards to take some of the damage out of the attack, but he feels the full brunt of it as it slams him into the recently closed elevator doors.
Nick Caligo (GM): *The claw digs sharply into Garrick's chest for 30 damage. With a sharp twist, the mutant monster rips him from his place on the ground and swings him towards Julian's battered form like a giant mace.* CRITICAL HIT. 's Garrick: You take 4X Julian's AC in damage. Julian: 4X Garrick's AC in damage.
Julian Sawyer: *YEARHIBLE!*
Garrick Fy`aar growls, but climbs to his feet, smirking.
Charles Magellean holds his right hand near where his left shoulder is, clutching his heart, on his knees. He has collasped again, the anger beginning to feedback into his body again. He looks at Tridus, his eyes fixated, very bitterly due his failed attempt at using Charles's relics without, at the very least, his acknowledgment.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Is that all you've got? I expected a bit more from Mew... what... one? Negative one? Three?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree's arm attaches itself back at his elbow as he jets back towards Garrick's previous position and then sweeps horizontally across the group. "HYPER BEAM MATRIX!!" All of you are threatened by these next two attack rolls...
Julian Sawyer: *Coughs up some blood as he tries to get back up...*
Digifanatic is hit both times...
Garrick Fy`aar is nailed twice as well.
Tridus: *Is... a statue anyway, so no way to dodge.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Critical hit!
Julian Sawyer: *And is immediately cut down again.*
Aetos sighs, watching the beam[s] rush at him.
MrMonster: "... I advise you don't provoke this--!" *The Trulander flinches as the beams of energy break against his shield, which hopefully holds under the awe-inspiring attack.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree sweeps across the group, small orafaces in his armored pauldrons unleashing golden beams with black cores.
Charles Magellean absorbs the beams that come to him, not attempting to move.
Nick Caligo (GM): Everybody takes two... this barrage is extremely nasty. All: 75 damage.
Julian Sawyer's on the floor again.
Aetos almost gets burnt and died... but he gets up, feeling OK.
Digifanatic: "Ow! Oh man..." *Is not quite over limit yet.*
Tridus: *Is fried, seeing as he barely fails to withstand the damage.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: Next you resurrect, you'll have a further -5 to SPD and STR.
MrMonster mentally berates himself how flinching and notices his shield is severely cracked, but luckily holds...
Julian Sawyer's down! *Twitch twitch.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Anybody else die?
Charles Magellean blows off the blood that comes out of his new wounds.
Garrick Fy`aar groans, but he's still alive! Yes, he is! He slowly pulls himself back to his feet, his guns shinning a bit as he feels his shoulder automatically get relocated thanks to his armor, but the pain is still there...
Digifanatic: "Mr. Monster, if I die, tell Ari he's going to be getting a lot of money from me..."
Mewthree: "My, aren't you persistent little pests?"
MrMonster just nods to Digi's request, wondering what psionic power of his he could manifest to help destroy this menace...
Julian Sawyer's body then seems to a get a major shock, like from some kinda invisibile defribulator, and he slowly stirs, getting back to his feet. He's bleeding from his forehead, the blood running down into his eyes, along with cuts on his arms and his legs, his jeans looking really torn up. "..."
Mewthree: "Mr. Sawyer, I take it that the NEXT time I kill you that you'll stay dead?"
Julian Sawyer: "I hate you..."
Mewthree: "Three lives IS the limit, is it not?"
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up..."
Charles Magellean: "For Questers."
Mewthree: "Oh, but WHAT a pity... you won't be resurrected again! Your corpse and spirit will be devoured by the god of Death himself..."
Julian Sawyer: "SHUT-UP!" *Julian then suddenly lunges towards Mewthree, desperate to at least inflict some kind of pain on him before he goes down, aiming a straight punch to the head.*
Charles Magellean: "!!"
Aetos looks up wondering who the god of death is He shrugs and discards the ideas.
Julian Sawyer: *WUNDER KRIT!*
Tridus: *One has to wonder if Tridus is dead or just tired of being killed. However much, he appears dead.*
Charles Magellean raises his right arm, fist clenched, and brings it down to stomach level.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree takes said punch to the head and takes said damage. He rubs his cheek a bit.
Mewthree: "It might make your punches pack more power, but adrenaline won't save you."
Julian Sawyer: *Follows up by jumping back and taking his Fedora off his head, and popping the blade out along the brim by squeezing the feath. Said fedora flies towards Mewthee, cutting him up good.*
Nick Caligo (GM): SLICE-Shink-SLICE!
Julian Sawyer catches his hat on the return and places it on his head, then sinks to one knee, unable to stand up.
Mewthree: "Very good. Are you done now?"
Nick Caligo (GM): He sounds like a good friend... one who's just endured senseless, childish shouting. I believe. then.
Garrick Fy`aar pants as he swallows a Max Shroom, restoring his HP to full for his first action. His second action is to inject an Energizer into himself. He spends a free action getting a look at Mewthree's HP with EyeSpy... "Anyone need a heal??"
MrMonster shakes his head... He's not looking too bad at the moment, but is obviously worn down.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your attempt to look into Mewthree's HP seems to give you a concussion. You're literally knocked straight off your feet and onto your back.
Mewthree: "Would you people stop trying to use that tacky ability to try and find out how far away from killing me you are?"
Aetos: "I sure won't try it!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Alright, fine..."
Mewthree: "I find it rather annoying. Sort of like buzzing flies. Which I just love to swat..."
Digifanatic: "Garrick, I came close to screwing him up with it, but it didn't work..."
Mewthree: "Just accept it! You can't possibly beat me."
Garrick Fy`aar slowly gets back to his feet, smirking still...
Digifanatic: .oO(Not without a fight at least...)
Garrick Fy`aar: "Digi, if you have another Haste cube, I could use it right about now... but for now... computer, online."
Digifanatic: "No, I only had those two..."
Garrick Fy`aar twitches slightly as his suit seems to shimmer very slightly, then pulses gently.
Mewthree: "Oh, wipe that stupid grin off your face, Mr. Fy'aar." *... Strange... nobody said your name.*
Garrick Fy`aar guards for his final action then.
Mewthree: "I'm not like the megalomaniacal twits who you usually deal with."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I'm well aware that you can read my mind, Pokemon. I'm also well aware that you have no idea what you're in for..."
MrMonster: "If we don't try to defend ourselves you'll just kill us! We won't give up that easily."
Charles Magellean wanting to calm down SOME of his temper, releases his Psychotic state. He goes to Tridus.
Mewthree: "I believe that you are slightly weaker than Mr. Sawyer. Which makes you... much... easier to kill than he was."
Charles Magellean: "The... bazooka, please."
Nick Caligo (GM): He already talks about Julian as though he were dead--even though he's quite clearly alive and breathing right beside you.
Garrick Fy`aar: "But, rather than Mr. Sawyer, I have the ability to whoop your mind reading ass without the use of my fists. Though, I could do that as well. No offense, Julian."
Nick Caligo (GM): *sigh.*
Julian Sawyer: *Tries to mumble something in his defense, but he can't even do that.*
Charles Magellean has distortions of reality because of this feedback in his system. He takes the pseudo-cube bazooka.
Metal Man (GM): The bazooka is in one piece, but of course he wasted the shot on Mewthree's armpit.
Charles Magellean: "Just so you know, it can be used twice in a row, so don't bother thinking of this weapon being used against you again." *He uses his second action to put away the bazooka. He passes his final action. End of turn.*
Mewthree: "I don't care! You're going to be wasted in roughly two minutes time."
Charles Magellean: "Stop saying it like a certainty. That area in life isn't in black & white, you know."
Mewthree: "You're either dead, or you're alive. There is no in between."
Aetos dives in toward Mewthree, and grabs the forgotten Crystal.
Mewthree: "And you, gentlemen, are dead."
Nick Caligo (GM): Crystal? Oh. The Chaos Emerald. Mewthree allows you to do this.
Aetos quickly stands and not knowing what to do, only knowing Mewthree fears it... he jabs it into Mewthree's chest.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree watches in shock and surprise as you jam it into his chest.. .. *long, serous pause.*
Mewthree: "... AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! ...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Nope, just initiated a super-maniacal laugh.
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell just happened?"
Digifanatic: "No idea."
Mewthree: "Shoving a jewel into my chest? Are you SERIOUS?"
Metal Man (GM): I think the emerald stuck in his chest is rather easy to see.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Aetos... you... erm... just upgraded him to no ends..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Not really... he's jamming it into a chestplate. Which... gladly shifts... to accommodate it.
Julian Sawyer: "...-CENSORED- HELL!"
Nick Caligo (GM): And then locks it into... place. Mewthree starts glowing an ominous red color.
Aetos: "What the... it's like... it was meant to be there..."
Charles Magellean: "...You just did NOT take the Red Chaos Emerald and try to hit Mewthree with him."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...Aetos... you -CENSORED- idiot..."
Charles Magellean: "YOU IMCOMPETENT IDIOT!!"
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos... if any of us survive this, I'm going to throttle you afterward..."
Tridus: *Luckily, remains dead.*
Charles Magellean: "Like... wise..."
Mewthree: "Ahh, this suits me quite well. Thank you! I shall be sure to slay you last, Aetos."
Aetos thinks he just made a weapon against Kuja.
Charles Magellean: "No... more."
Aetos does indeed pass his turn...
Digifanatic: "Oh man..." *He obviously, more annoyed than ever--but at Mewthree's power rather than Aetos' move--just tries to do his best with a Fire Punch...*
Nick Caligo (GM): *whiff* Mewthree doesn't move. It just seems to go straight through him for some reason.
Digifanatic: "You... you... oh man..." *He tries with the SM Punch, defending for his third action regardless.*
Nick Caligo (GM): That's astonishing .. Well, that's a little better... Oh, GREAT JOB, Metal, you just used ALL THE GOOD ROLLS FOR THE SESSION IN ONE GO. Wonderful. Now they'll NEVER hit him. ¬¬
Metal Man (GM): ...I'm too lucky for my own good x.x
MrMonster quickly digs a Blue Potion out of his pack and downs it, tossing the empty bottle to the side... Fully healed and some of his psionic energy restored, the Trulander reels Miirnalk back before taking a step forward and thrusting the scimitar forth, summoning a kinetic missile of energy to blast Mewthree (Gamma Sword Shot)... After realizing a way to increase the range of the missile (EPSILON!), the Trulander summons.
Nick Caligo (GM): Which it doesn't. You whiff badly, much as Digi did. Next would be Tridus, except he's dead. Mewthree shoots up halfway between the ceiling and the ground, and begins gathering energy into the Chaos Emerald in his chest...
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean: "The precious!! Giv--e us the precious!"
Garrick Fy`aar dives for whatever cover that is...
Mewthree: "Enough playing. I think I'll just kill you. Nothing short of a miracle could save you now."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Come on..."
Nick Caligo (GM): One moment.
Aetos waits, on his last ounce of his 2nd life...
Metal Man (GM): You would notice the elevator being open. There is nothing... impeding it... at the moment ..Although the imprint of Garrick's shoe is on the door, it does appear usable. */hint.*
MrMonster gives a quick glance back to the elevator before focusing on Mewtwo and holding Miirnalk in both hands.
Aetos is wondering if he should flee.
Digifanatic takes a glance at it as well...
Garrick Fy`aar doesn't glance. He's got no reason to run. If he dies, he dies, end of story.
Charles Magellean: "FEED US THE preciuous..."
Julian Sawyer looks over towards the elevator, and doubts he can make there in this condition before Mewthree fires...
Metal Man (GM): I might add chaos emeralds are not usually things you play with.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...come on..."
Metal Man (GM): Okay then.
Julian Sawyer: "...F-CENSORED- this S-CENSORED-." *Tries to make his way towards the elevator in his battered condition.*
Charles Magellean goes silent. One of the final stages of feedback.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is functional. And looks a lot safer than the... mostly destroyed and burning ruins that make up the top floor.
Julian Sawyer: "I ain't dying for nothin'..."
Tridus: *...Suddenly gets up, and runs for the elevator.*
Julian Sawyer: "This is just like that Skeleton King battle." *Gets to the elevator?*
MrMonster: .oO(Their running away only delays the inevitable...)
Aetos backs up slowly, waves at mewthree, and runs into the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Yes. You get into the elevator.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...you running too, Monster?"
Metal Man (GM): Buttons work. I doubt you want to sit there while Mewtwo powers up.
Garrick Fy`aar: "...or you, Charles?"
Julian Sawyer: *Makes it in the elevator, and slumps against the wall, sliding down until he is sitting.*
MrMonster stands his ground... The Trulander is sure it wouldn't take much for this being to just crash through the floors. "Running is pointless... Either knock me out and take me, or leave me."
Aetos sits with Julian.
Tridus: "No time!" *Nails the '1' button.*
Garrick Fy`aar chuckles.
Aetos: "We're all gunna die. heh."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I ain't running. No way. Not this time."
Julian Sawyer: "Just like Skeleton King..."
Aetos: "You know... Julian... Tridus... something bad always happens to the runners..."
Julian Sawyer: "I don't care... I ain't dyin' in a pointless battle... Maybe we can find Metal or Samus. They could do something."
Digifanatic: "Hang... on..."
Tridus: "If Mewtwo is saved, it's worth it."
Aetos: "You... still have Mewtwo... right?"
Julian Sawyer: "You still have the statue, right?" *Julian's chin is resting on his chest, he can't look up.*
Charles Magellean is literally in no condition to decide on his own considering he's searing in pain on the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "Good..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The elevator is not closing, no worries, gentlemen.
Digifanatic gets a real crazy thought about something...
Aetos: "Hey... the elevator door was supposed to close by now..." *He peeks out just to watch.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Why isn't this thing moving?"
Tridus: "Stupid buttons."
Digifanatic: "Time... to seal you!"
Tridus: *Continues pressing the buttons, no effect.*
Julian Sawyer: "You pressed it, right?"
Garrick Fy`aar stands up and decides to face Mewthree like a--what?
Garrick Fy`aar looks to Digi.
Julian Sawyer: "...Seal?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...what did you just say?"
Aetos: "Hey Julian, Tridus... what does Digi mean 'Seal you'?"
Tridus: "I don't know."
Julian Sawyer: "Why you askin' me?"
Digifanatic: "You'll see... considering it works."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...well, I'm up for anything by now. I'll cover you, just do it."
Aetos: "Well you knew him longer."
Julian Sawyer: "And I've never heard of any sealing."
Digifanatic takes out his Digivice out again, and whips it out at Mewthree's general direction, hoping that this'll do what he has spoken of...
MrMonster narrows his eyes to Digi before looking back towards Mewthree and offering a prayer to Erwin that whatever Digi means to do works.
Digifanatic: "All or nothing, right here..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewthree keeps glowing...
Julian Sawyer: "...What's he doing? I can't see?"
Charles Magellean: "Thine light... ever moist. I yearn for piece of mind."
Nick Caligo (GM): But the expression shifts dramatically.
Garrick Fy`aar: "I hope you know what you're doing, Digi..."
Aetos: "He's holding that digivice, and Mewthree is shining..."
Digifanatic: "I hope myself as well..."
Nick Caligo (GM): You all hear an unearthly mental shriek flow over the room, piercing your ears like horrible, icey daggers.
Julian Sawyer: "...What? GAH!"
Digifanatic: "At least it (shouting over) SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT WORK!!!"
Tridus: "Ow! My charred ears!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "YOU NEED ME TO BLAST HIM??"
Julian Sawyer: *Quickly moves to cover his ears, but in doing so removes his balance and slides all the way to the floor, laying on his back.*
Digifanatic: "We'll find out!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi's digivice emits a brilliant white glow, which soon grows and envelops both Mewthree and Digi...
MrMonster holds his left hand over his ear and wonders what's happening...
Nick Caligo (GM): The shriek soon dies down, and all you hear is the low rumble that's accompanied by the wind that's kicking up around the two of them.
Julian Sawyer: "...Wha' happened?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Somehow you all sense that it's best to leave this place right away. The shaking is likely what tips you off.
Charles Magellean: "Thine light... ever moist. I yearn for piece of mind."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...moving might be good now... let's go!"
Julian Sawyer: "Just don't' step on me..."
Nick Caligo (GM): You can't see either one of them any more. The light continues to grow around them.
MrMonster looks about for windows... Stairwells... If the door to the elevator shaft is open.
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: You lose one life and your stats are all returned to normal.
Julian Sawyer: *Bleeds to death?*
Nick Caligo (GM): Nah, you just fall into a generic blue warp portal.
Garrick Fy`aar holsters his weapons and wraps his arms around Charles' waist, carrying the idiot out of there...
Aetos shoves 100 rings onto julian.
Nick Caligo (GM): 'cept for Aetos's 100 rings...
Julian Sawyer goes quiet after saying that...
Garrick Fy`aar hightails it out of there, hoping that Digi is fine...
MrMonster decides to reluctantly follow Garrick...
Nick Caligo (GM): Yes you are, Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *Shines, then stirs.*
Aetos: "Tridus, where are we gunna go to escape?? The elevator isn't working still!"
Julian Sawyer: *Blink blink* "...Huh."
Charles Magellean is still on the ground, still saying that same line in Lunarian tongue.
Aetos pokes button 1 several more times.
Julian Sawyer rolls over and gets back to his feet, all his cuts having healed, but the dried blood is still there. His face is kinda caked with it.
Garrick Fy`aar is carrying Charles, hefting him out of there because the git is out of his mind atm...
Charles Magellean: "Thine light... ever moist. I yearn for piece of mind."
Julian Sawyer: "...Where'd everyone go? Why is this place blinking?"
MrMonster looks to the floor of the elevator and slams his armored boot down hard, wishing it would go down.
Nick Caligo (GM): Julian: The elevator doors are closing.
Aetos: "Ah! there it goes!"
Julian Sawyer: *Looks around...* "...Oh."
Aetos: "Good job Mr.Monster!"
Julian Sawyer: "Anyone got a wet rag or something? This blood is clouding my vision..."
MrMonster: "... That appears to have worked... Thanks."
Tridus: *Remains inside the elevator* "At last, it's working. I was afraid we were fried for a while there."
Nick Caligo (GM): The elevator heads downward...
Garrick Fy`aar stares out of the closing doors, using his exceptional eyes to try and get a look at what's happening between Mewthree and Di--nevermind.
MrMonster sheaths Miirnalk and unties his headband, handing it to Julian.
Nick Caligo (GM): Whatever Digi is doing... you're pretty sure he'll be alright...
Julian Sawyer: "...You got any water?"
Aetos shakes his head.
MrMonster: "That'll work I guess..." *The Trulander shakes his head to Julian's second request.*
Tridus: "Someone heal Charles, his babbling hurts my charred ears."
MrMonster: "It'll at least sop up some of the blood I'd imagine."
Julian Sawyer: "...'He dead or just injured?"
MrMonster: "... Oh, I do..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...I'm tired of this... I'm tired of ALL of this..."
MrMonster take a Red Potion out, pours some of it onto that headband, and gives the rest to Charles.
Julian Sawyer: "...That'll work, I guess..." *Julian starts washing the dried blood off his face and arms.* "So what happened?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Digi did... something."
Charles Magellean slowly swallows it after it was shoved in his mouth. His body is mostly healed...
MrMonster dismisses his various shields are protections as well. "... What Garrick said... I hope this old building doesn't come crashing down..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He pulled out some sort of device and used it against Mewthree."
Julian Sawyer: "...By the way it's shaking, we're in trouble."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He's up there still."
Julian Sawyer: "...You left him behind?!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "Said something about...'sealing' him."
Julian Sawyer: "With that monster?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "We couldn't do anything! I couldn't even see him with all that white light!"
MrMonster: "Yes, and by all the shaking and such it sounds like whatever he planned to do was working. ... After everything calms down we'll go back in and investigate, which reminds me..."
Julian Sawyer: *Looks at the wall and floor he just occupied and the blood stains he left behind* "...Whoa. I lost a lot of blood."
MrMonster: "Is this thing headed to the first or second floor?"
Charles Magellean stops chanting, but still fails to come out of LEF.
Julian Sawyer: "First."
Aetos: "We hit first... oops We forgot."
Garrick Fy`aar glances at Charles, glaring.
Aetos: "First is the basement."
MrMonster presses the button to head to the second floor.
Nick Caligo (GM): The elevator stops, and the doors open out into a hall or a lobby or a room or wherever Metal had this open into...
Garrick Fy`aar: "...this idiot is asleep, now... god, this guy just makes me mad."
MrMonster exits the elevator. "Metal? Samus? We need to get out of here!"
Garrick Fy`aar throws Charles over his shoulder and moves him out of the elevator.
Charles Magellean coughs up blood after the 'impact' of being thrown.
Julian Sawyer: *Makes his way out of the elevator.*
Aetos leaves the elevator as well.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Well, that reminds me as well." *He reaches over and slaps Aetos upside the head with his gauntlet covered hand.*
Julian Sawyer: "...That reminds me."
Garrick Fy`aar: "You're a moron. Julian, no more."
Aetos rubs his head and mutters words.
Garrick Fy`aar: "If Digi dies, then the guilt will be enough punishment."
Julian Sawyer: "I made a promise to throttle him. I'll do it when we get back to the village..."
Aetos: "Sooo..." *He brushes his teeth with the Magic Toothbrush while waiting.*
MrMonster continues looking for Metal.
Nick Caligo (GM): After what seems like hours of backtracking--coupled with the worry that Digi might not make it out of there--you finally arrive at the surface.
Julian Sawyer: "Finally..."
Aetos: "It's been so long since we were outside."
Nick Caligo (GM): The sight of the beautiful field greets your eyes. Clouds roll across the otherwise clear, blue sky at an ominous pace...
Julian Sawyer: "Oh look, the sky. Something we haven't seen in hours..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Then, everything begins to rumble.
MrMonster squints at the light as his eyes begin to adjust back to it. As he exits the ruins the Trulander turns around and looks back to the top, not being able to get a good view yet but still wondering what's happening.
Julian Sawyer: "... What the hell..."
Charles Magellean gasps for air. He finally awakens.
Nick Caligo (GM): The rolling clouds begin to swirl overhead and form a giant thunderhead that blots out the sky... The grass all around you blackens. You hear horrible, tortured, but muffled screams from beneath your feet and all around the field.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos: "I'm scared..."
Julian Sawyer: "-CENSORED-..."
Tridus: "...You know, I think we should have taken all of that evil stuff we saw before into consideration."
Nick Caligo (GM): The grass rots away, giving way to soil that bulges and writhes with tortured, eyeless, screaming faces.
MrMonster takes out his greatsword, Racualk. "... Now what hellspawn arises against us?"
Charles Magellean gets up, holding his neck. At first he can't breath in or out, but he coughs up a very red mist.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean starts breathing again, and is able to get up. The red mist... floats away into the dark skies of doom, and out of eyesight.
Julian Sawyer: *Closes his eyes and covers his ears with his hands, trying to block it out.* "This isn't happening..."
Aetos watches the ground.
Nick Caligo (GM): Through the clouds above you flows a long, winged form that glides down to greet you... it's well over a hundred feet above you, but it's so large you can see its form fully... and every sickening detail.
Charles Magellean: "I'll say. Very few are lucky to survive feedback."
Tridus: "...Why does this seem so familiar?"
Julian Sawyer: "This isn't happening!"
Tridus: "Oh, yeah. All those times I've been killed."
Charles Magellean looks up at fig--oh. "That's what you guys are concerned about."
MrMonster: "By Whaller why does it seem we're never able to get a break?!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Its long, chitinous body is lined with rows if thousands of legs. Huge wings fan out at either of its sides, and its head is a horned demon's skull whose eyes shine with dark red energy.
Tridus: "Well, we're not about to escape without killing this thing to boot."
MrMonster attempts to manifest another kinetic shield only to find his energy tapped...
Nick Caligo (GM): The being speaks in a chilling and commanding voice. "Mewthree has weakened you quite well, Questers... A pity, his fate... I rather expected more of him. But in the end all things must die..."
Julian Sawyer: "La La La La La La..."
Tridus: "What if you die too?"
Charles Magellean refuses to listen to anyone that calls him a Quester anymore.
MrMonster: "What... ARE you?"
Charles Magellean looks to the side.
Nick Caligo (GM): "I am Deathguise. I shall always exist, as long as there is death."
Charles Magellean eyes light up. He looks to this new entity.
MrMonster blinks... "You're... The god of death?"
Aetos: "The... GOD of Death!?"
Tridus: "...Hmmm... well, that raises several issues. If we killed you then we'd be doomed to live forever."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos: "Mewthree said something about that!"
Charles Magellean begins to smile. He is somewhat gleeful that this day has come.
Deathguise: "Indeed. I am the source of Mewthree's ability to put you out of your misery for good... He was only meant to weaken you... wear you down."
Julian Sawyer: "...And then what?"
Deathguise: "My purpose is to destroy you... Master Kuja will be most pleased to learn of your simultaneous demises."
MrMonster: "... Kuja has even the GODS bowing to his will?!"
Nick Caligo (GM): In moments, all of you feel the life force leaving you.
Tridus: "The Void was widely reputed to be his..."
Charles Magellean: "He made himself a false god. He... has resources."
Nick Caligo (GM): Your faces begin to shrivel and wrinkle as you all age instantaneously.
MrMonster feels his body sapped of energy... The Trulander's legs shudder until he falls to his knees and finally onto the ground, his armor too heavy and his muscles too weak.
Charles Magellean: "...Nooo... my question... hasshh too bee fulfilled."
Tridus: "Not the third time!"
Digifanatic suddenly runs in, casting an aura on the group. "Oh, man! What is THAT?!"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Nick Caligo (GM): A white glow flows over you. Your faces return to normal. You feel your life returning.
Digifanatic: "No illusion. I'm alive."
Charles Magellean: "...A second chance."
Tridus: "...Well, uhh... I didn't know you'd save me."
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell."
MrMonster takes in a sharp breath of air, wondering what has happened.
Julian Sawyer: "What's going on?' Where'd you come from?"
Aetos: "What happened to Mewthree?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Apparently... he ate him... or something.
Charles Magellean: "I don't know, but I have to ask now before I may be killed this day."
Aetos: "And... what are we going to do about Death guy?"
Nick Caligo (GM): At least, that's sort of what it looks... and feels like.
Digifanatic: "Well, he can't kill you..."
MrMonster slowly gets back up and looks at Deathguise... "I think we should kill first and ask questions later..."
Digifanatic: "Not while I'm here..."
Deathguise: "Soo... THIS is what befell Mewthree..."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean: "No, I will not let this happen before one of my lifelong tasks is complete..."
Deathguise: "My most powerful minion's essence... taken into this mortal's form."
Tridus: "...Digi can kill him."
Digifanatic: *Digi/Ian looks quite a bit differently than the way he did when he entered the fight... his old clothing is either hiding underneath, or has been replaced with, a white shirt with gold streaks, and relatively matching black/gold pants...*
Deathguise: "And one who is pure of heart, it seems... one whose mere presence cancels my aura of death."
Digifanatic: *His shoes are relatively the same, and so is his relative physical appearance, but he certainly looks a whole lot tougher than he was before. *
Nick Caligo (GM): Deathguise swoops down so that he hovers level with the group, staring at you from his glowing, empty sockets. "We shall destroy thee... the hard way..."
Julian Sawyer: "...I still ain't liking the looks of this place, but if Digi can kill him, go ahead. Kill the nightmare."