Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 233: Death Guys
Date: 8:15:07 PM, August 24th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): As we last left the Questers, they were facing the evil God of Death. In the field of death. It is now night time, the clouds are moving by, causing a freaky effect: The field alternates from green and nice to brown and haunted as the moons move through the sky.
MrMonster holds his greatsword in both hands and wonders if he shall ever see Truland again...
Metal Man (GM): Digi saved the Questers with his aura ability... prompting Deathguise to attack. *PING* Digi's aura grants him another bonus ability, this battle only! Digi deals 4x damage against Deathguise, and takes half damage from Deathguise's attacks.
Julian Sawyer: "Digi, you got another Fury Materia?"
Digifanatic: "Wow... No, Julian. 'Sides, I'm still mesmerized at all this..."
Tridus: "It's time to kill death! ...Although it feels a bit odd."
Julian Sawyer: "...A'ight, I ain't touching that thing then..." *Defend To The Third Power!*
Charles Magellean: "Is it ...truly... the lord of the dead?"
MrMonster: "If he's not he's putting on a convincing disguise..."
Julian Sawyer: "This is gonna hurt..."
Deathguise: "Silence! All who disbelieve shall DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): He starts off by casting death on Charles. Nothing happens. Then he casts Death on MrMonster. Nothing happens.
Charles Magellean bows down before Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): Angry, he attacks Julian with his demonic claws, instantly dealing 94 dark + Fire damage.
MrMonster shudders, wondering what just happened.
Charles Magellean looks up.
Julian Sawyer: *BLARGH!*
Metal Man (GM): Then he creates a twister which blasts Charles, MrMonster, and Julian for 50 wind damage.
Julian Sawyer: *YEARGH! NEAR DEATH'D!*
Digifanatic: "Oh man... all right, let's see if we can pull something here..."
MrMonster grunts as the force of the twister damages him.
Charles Magellean defends his ground as the winds of gale give many cuts.
Digifanatic tries out one of his new abilities: Group Drive. This enables all Overdrivers to add to the OD Gauges when Digi's OD Gauge increases by the same amount as long as they don't exceed their maximum (Fury-ized) Gauge increase per turn for the next three rounds. He then tries a standard Fire Punch at Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): *PUNCH* It hits. Roll. Still hit. You hit him for decent damage.
Digifanatic then finishes his round with another new move (well, he "stole" it from Mewthree): the Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): Hit! Nope. It's a special bonus, you don't get hit by the damage limit. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/uematsu-ff9bossbattle.mid <--should work.
Azure: "A strange flow... of power. I guess one can do nothing but count his blessings." *He sweeps his left leg to the side and his hands go into the slots of his gi on his waist. He takes a offensive stance supported by his right leg which is slanted behind him. His hand would come out to reveal a single ring. It would float in the air and become many and then flow around Julian. (x2 lives -200 rings. For Julian.) He then takes his right hand and left hand placing them together with one inverted the thumbs sticking out. He would once again begin to chant and his spirit charms would appear once more. There first order of action would whisk them away and float around Mr. Monster granting him protection as Azure ended his chant. * (Self Help: Invincible Mr. Monster.) *He would then rush toward this being as he quickly slipped on his gauntlets which seem to almost instantly become engulfed in electrical energy. He went into a spin his fist slamming toward it. His body then pushes downward for a the what he would hope a connecting rageki fist.*
MrMonster nods in thanks to Azure.
Azure: *82% Electrical.*
Julian Sawyer: *Waves to Azure as he gets ringed, barely alive on his now 1st life.*
Azure: *Quickly looks to them and nods his gaze quickly returning to battle.*
Charles Magellean: "Great lord, my mind can be granted ease when I ask. Is Death one of the many elements!?"
Deathguise: "None of your pathetic people know how to wield it as so. Only those who serve Kuja deserve such power!"
Azure: "Death... life... death life......."
Metal Man (GM): According to the God of Death, Death is controlled by the forces of evil... evil aligned to Kuja.
Azure he shakes his head "Couldn't be..."
Julian Sawyer: "HIT HIM WITH A CURE!"
Charles Magellean: "An indirect answer. We defy those who give riddles to inquiries."
Azure: "That restores life but... it doesn't bring it. Death can remove life instantly..." .oO(so what brings... life that way). *his words would stop as the moved to the plane of his mind*
Charles Magellean fires 6 shots from his minigun.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit miss hit. Four hits total.
Aetos summons a divine wind upon Death.
Charles Magellean: "If a god will not give a clear path, then I will not follow it."
Metal Man (GM): Hit... the God of Death appears to be damaged more by the wind ..Until you see the light stuff hit him for normal damage.
Aetos charges at Deathguise and drills him twice.
Metal Man (GM): 1... 2... 3 hits.
MrMonster balances Racualk on his shoulder while reaching into his pack and pulling out a Red Potion which the Trulander then throws to Julian before rushing towards their deadly foe. Attempting to avoid those deadly claws, Mr. Monster thrusts the greatsword into Deathguise when the warrior gets close before pulling it out and leaping back to attempt to put himself in front of Azure as a human shield... Hopefully.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him.
Azure: "Thanks... but... don't get to hasty doing that. I'll try to hold it for as long as I can."
Julian Sawyer: *Is now at 55/175*
Tridus: *He silently glows, becoming psychotic again... then he leaps up and delivers two sword slashes to death.*
Metal Man (GM): *Slashslash* 80 damage. Julian: Your turn... ... ... ...you find Vendetta back in one piece. Apparently Digi's aura cured it... weird. Either that or it seems to be reacting funny to the God of Death.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Julian Sawyer gets up and reaches into his back pocket to find Vendetta back in one piece. "YES!"
Azure: "Like I said... one can only... count his blessings..."
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome! You're in for it now!" *Julian rushes Deathguise and cuts him up a bit!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Deathguise takes the slashes, then gives you a Demon slash back, dealing 94 dark + fire damage to you. Then he casts level 5 death; all people with 5 in the amount of EXP they have instantly die.
Julian Sawyer: *HAHAHAHAHAHA! Doesn't die this time! In your face, Death!*
Metal Man (GM): Then he launches a twister at MrM, Julian, and Azure, dealing 50 wind damage to all three of them. Digi: ...Strangely enough, you DO NOT die. Your aura blocks it.
Julian Sawyer: *Is back on the ground again, having been brought within 30 HP of death again.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, now that was close..."
MrMonster doesn't die, and he isn't damage by the twister either.
Digifanatic: "I'm covering Julian."
Metal Man (GM): Then Deathguise casts spin on Julian, who is spun around and made confused.
Julian Sawyer: "I'll be fine! I got Shrooms!"
Metal Man (GM): For 6 rounds.
Julian Sawyer: *DIZZY!*
Azure would be the only one truly hit by its power. He is pushed back a bit before it fades.
Aetos mutters on about how this Deathguide only doesn't send wind attacks at HIM because he knows it will heal him.
Julian Sawyer: "...Maybe not! Whoa..."
Azure: "That... can't be good..."
Julian Sawyer: "Everything's spinning..."
Digifanatic looks at Julian for a bit, shows a quick look of concern, and goes back at the Deathguise, using a SM Punch...
Metal Man (GM): PUNCH I mean *Smack* Of course, The God of Death has no coins.
Charles Magellean: "A god penniless??"
Metal Man (GM): And he takes in the pain. He does not like being hit by Digi.
Julian Sawyer: *6/8'd!*
Deathguise: "Death is my currency!"
Digifanatic: "Doesn't matter. Sure we can still beat him around a bit."
Julian Sawyer: "Whoa..."
Charles Magellean: "...You're cheap!"
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah!"
Digifanatic then smacks DG with a bit of that Golf Club...
Metal Man (GM): The monstrous... thing... laughs at you while it prepares another attack and dodges Digi's attack.
Digifanatic doesn't take a chance on Julian. He moves in front of him to guard his life...
Metal Man (GM): Well, the way Julian's eyes are spinning CAN'T be normal. Not to mention you saw him get spun around like a crazy revolving overdriver.
Julian Sawyer: "Anyone got a Freshen Up? I can't see straight."
Azure: .oO(I can only do what I can... I'll give it my all if today is my day to fall then so be it.) *he raises his fingers once more his spirit charms seem to come forth in a massive storm and then surge around himself. The balls glow as if then can do no more for now. He releases the stance that forms them so and they would now spin around both himself and Mr. Monster. (self help myself. 1 turn remain for Mr. Monster) He then spread his feet apart. Everyone would find there energies floating around Azure once more. It would spiral around him and them go into him. It would then burst outward flying around him. Azure's soul energy radiated around him as he soul bursts. He would then rush toward Deathguise and leap into him his body inverting making his legs face him. He would go into a spin gales of wind could be heard at his feet.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit CRIT Not to mention it's wind... which is painful, if it's real wind.
Azure: *12% Wind Damage 24% Wind Damage.*
Deathguise: "Your own power will be your downfall! There is no escape from death..."
Charles Magellean: "Just... to endure." *He uses X-Naut Ram, 150%, uses Fire Breath.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Charles Magellean fires a Destructive Rocket.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos crouches under deathguido, and Shish kebobs him.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aetos tries once more.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT
Aetos backs off defends.
MrMonster first downs a Maple Syrup and casts Gamma PK Shield on himself before firing an Alpha Charge Shot.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Tridus: *Attacks Deathguise with two more sword swipes.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit 80 damage
Azure's spirit charms fade from around Mr. Monster. Azure would begin clasping his hands tightly starting the chant anew.
Julian Sawyer: "I can't see a damn thing... Eeny meeny miney moe..." *Julian replaces Vendetta back in his pocket, and randomly lunges towards any and all whom his dizzied eyes fall upon.*
Metal Man (GM): Targets: MrMonster, Azure, And Aetos, for actions 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Julian Sawyer: *PUNCHA PUNCHA PUNCHA!*
Metal Man (GM): Those have no chance of missing. Except!
MrMonster ... Dodges the badly aimed punch?
Metal Man (GM): The first one crit misses MrMonster. So that means only Azure and Aetos get punched.
Azure: *Julian's attacks on Azure are met by a the power of his spirit charms. Each float up blocking his attacks fending him off for now.*
Metal Man (GM): I think that's a wonder crit on Azure. MrMonster: You may do a 'counterattack'
Aetos gets punched in the jaw, flipping him around and killing him... probably He dies He bets one of those truth seeing items could help Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Deathguise tries to kill Charles with death.
Julian Sawyer: *Wait up!*
Metal Man (GM): Charles instantly dies. Well, is knocked out.
Julian Sawyer: *Hit number 8...that's an O-O-O-OVERDRIVE!*
Metal Man (GM): Apparently that aura prevents real death. He then casts death on Azure.
Charles Magellean: "I... will... give my... spirit... for enduring..."
Digifanatic: "Oh... confused and Overdriven? That's not good..."
Metal Man (GM): Which fails.
Charles Magellean falls over.
Metal Man (GM): He casts death on Aetos.
Julian Sawyer jumps up as his Rocket... Hat? Yes, Flames start shooting out the top of Julian's fedora as he hovers upside down, all confused and the like.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos survives.
Deathguise: "One by one I shall destroy you all."
Digifanatic starts off with the basic Fire Lunge to try and compensate on the +5 he will lose from loss of his X Acc afterwards.
Aetos: "You're not doing a good job so far."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You suddenly feel very cold... not good. Digi: Wonder crit!
Aetos: "Gah! What is this feeling?"
Digifanatic: *X Accuracy fades Azure still gains one on the Gauge He then tries using another Fire Punch (with a -3 acc smash) on DG.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic Overdrives and tries a quick check on Deathguise via Eye Spy... *Meanwhile...*
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You get the following gibberish. HP: IIIR/IRRER Anything else? Ok.
Digifanatic then does a round of Hyper Beam Matrix (another newly gained move of course) on DG.
Metal Man (GM): hit wonder crit.
Digifanatic: *Has one action left of that Group Drive.*
Azure's body floats upward into the air. His soul energy bursting all around him. It is soon replaced by a prismatic glow. His power erupts around him in a dome of energy. As it fades his cloths look slightly different. His gi is more refined the gold trimmings on his gi curve a bit more with sharper edge points. His hair moves around a great deal from the force that it brings. Lightning energy floats around his fist. It would seem his gauntlets aren't the source of that oh so loveable attack. His body floats backward for a moment and then stops a burst of force is sent behind him. He rushes toward Deathguise his fist. A single after image of Azure would seem to follow and yet do no damage. They both would float backward and seem to phase back into one image. Azure would snap his fingers and that energy would explode on death.*
Azure: *A flaming energy would float around his arm as ended.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit.
Azure: *66 elec 66 elec nice sum of 132% electrical damage Charges hell dragon.*
Aetos tries to impale Mr. Deathgoose.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos crouches for another Shish kebob.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos starts coughing up blood and his intestines are imploding.
MrMonster launches three more powerful swipes at the god of death with Racualk.
Tridus: "Hrrrraaaaaahhhh!!!" *Fires two gamma Lightning balls at the God of Death right afterwards.*
Aetos lies on the ground. "Azure I could use some protection... if you don't mind..."
Metal Man (GM): 48% damage per hit. You cannot target Charles.
Julian Sawyer's Rocket Hat suddenly cuts out from under him, causing him to fall on his head, conk it, and lays down, then sit back up. His eyes are still all swirly. "Whoa..." His fedora then starts glowing white, with a red trim... and then the top flips open, launching a rather odd creature out of it. It looks like a Metool... but it has a Fez instead of a helmet.
Aetos prays to the god of LIFE for defenses against any coming attacks.
Julian Sawyer: *A Spotlight then comes down on the creature out of nowhere, as it begins to... dance?*
Aetos blinks, still on the ground.
Charles Magellean would applaud this.
???: *Shuffle to the right, Shuffle to the left, Triple spinning hop, bounce across the floor on head, then executes a textbook septuple head spin. It then jumps up, kinda bows, and disappears.*
MrMonster wonders why the lights dim, but still focuses on Deathguise.
Digifanatic: "And I thought only Metal would try something like that..."
Party: *FULLY HEALED AND NEGATIVE STATUS EFFECTS ERASED.*
Metal Man (GM): ...And so Charles and everyone is suddenly alive and well again.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Julian's fedora closes again, as he stands up and jumps, Rocket Boots cutting back on* "So that's where that went..."
Deathguise: "Impressive... but I too have a special ability."
Charles Magellean gets slowly up up... And stands up!
Metal Man (GM): He has yet to do anything, though.
Julian Sawyer: "As for you..." *Julian quickly draws Vendetta again and flies towards Deathguise, hacking him up all cool like in the Movies!*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. He's huuge, though. Despite giving him multiple giant gashes, will it be enough to severely injure him? He is hit repeatedly... but only seems as if 1/5th of his body has been really injured. Not quite yet... Deathguise raises his arms, as if in triumph. Suddenly, you see... ...a massive meteor heading towards you from the sky.
Aetos looks to see if the Deathgourde guy is summoning a spirit bomb, but sees a giant meteor instead...
MrMonster looks up at the sky and prays that his PK Barrier protects him...
Deathguise: "In the time of one minute, you shall all be destroyed! Try as you might, your time alive is coming to an end."
Digifanatic uses his first action with another Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): CRIT
Digifanatic: *Deathguise loses ANOTHER 4 STR.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes heavy damage, but remains alive. Tough, isn't he?
Digifanatic: *End of Group Drive... He tries the last new move he obtained: The Icy Bicycle Kick, to see what would happen (-3 Acc on the last one)*
Metal Man (GM): Youch. Hit, hit, hit. Right. Crit, hit, hit. Unfortunately he's immune to status effects. The ice deals plenty of damage, though. It appears to pierce his defense.
Digifanatic finishes off his round by an OD SM Punch (I remember the no coins part)
Metal Man (GM): Hit. *shrug* Reroll it then. Hit.
Digifanatic Eye Spies as his turn ends.
Metal Man (GM): Gibberish city. HP: SSIOG/IRRER
Digifanatic: "This just gets crazier..."
Charles Magellean attacks by opening his mouth, and unleashing Dodongo Breath. He is short of breath. He fires two Destructive Rockets.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Aetos gulps as he summons a wind barrier... uses 100 rings, and defends...
Jina would like to eyespy this Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): HP: SSFG/IRRER
Jina: "What's up with him?"
Metal Man (GM): I tell you, you must love gibberish.
Jina summons up a Falco Reflector. He defends and such, end of turn.
Aribar downs a Maple Syrup and summons up an Earth Shield from his bracer before rushing up to use a Beta Electric Fan on the god of death.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Tridus: *He attacks with, well, more balls of lightning, thanks to the healing from earlier.*
Metal Man (GM): *Hit, duh* 48 per hit It is now the next round... and the meteor has come in.
Metal Man (GM): It immediately crashes into all of you, dealing 200 damage to each of you. Falco's Reflector is no match against this.
Aetos lives... somehow.
Digifanatic: *Well, this is something the Aura of Death apparently didn't specify in...*
Tridus: *Dies, losing his final life. Of course, Digi's aura keeps him from dying permanently.*
Charles Magellean is hit in the head... hard.
Jina dies and such.
Digifanatic in that case, is conked out for a bit, but still living against DG...
Metal Man (GM): You would, at this time, notice that assimilating Mewthree had refilled your lives.
MrMonster's shields absorb some of the impact of the meteor, but is still heavily damaged by it.
Charles Magellean: "My conagaiq has been bruised as well as my head."
Deathguise: "Your persistence is legendary, but you are still mortal."
Digifanatic revives, a bit unlucky that he had lose his Overdrive in his life, but is still nowhere near done... He starts off with another Fire Punch to Deathguise...
Metal Man (GM): Yup, fiery punch indeed. Hit.
Digifanatic then follows it up with a smack with that Golf Club of his... He finishes off by wast--er, throwing a Wind Cube at DG.
Metal Man (GM): Your cube goes flying out into the wind. Free, free little cube! No. You see the two moons overhead, even.
Charles Magellean skids into a part of Deathguise with his right shoulder, Ramming into him for 150%. He looks up to the body of Deathguise, and unleashes an Eye Laser.
Metal Man (GM): BARELY miss.
Charles Magellean uses his final action to attempt to sneak onto Deathguise and find some kind of cargo. Opposed speed checks.
Metal Man (GM): You steal... Okay, umm... you steal something that looks like a black belt.
Charles Magellean: "Oro?"
Metal Man (GM): Yup. definitely a black belt. Now you must try to escape Deathguise with another check as usual. You have gained... Black Belt.
Jina glances over at the stealing Charles. "Whatcha got there?"
Charles Magellean whooshes to escape a flaming dark claw. "?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, nice..."
Charles Magellean: "...?"
Aetos goes psychotic, sparked by the Meteor... he runs up for a tri-drill on Deathguano!
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Besides that 21.
Charles Magellean: "This is... unexpected. Why would a god... have a belt?"
Digifanatic: "Beats me..."
Aetos expects a counter attack?
Jina comes upwards from the ground and rubs his chin, frowning. "I can't do much... but seeing what Charles has done, I'll follow suit...". He looks around Deathguise, frowning, before running up, throwing his hand randomly at him, and an attempt to dive past him at the same time with a Thief like Charles.
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, you are too slow. The hulking God dodges.
MrMonster drains another Maple Syrup and conjures up a wall of wind around himself before rushing at Deathguise for two swift strike by Racualk.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit. Deathguise starts off by casting death on Aetos. He fails. So he casts it on MrMonster. Which also fails.
Aetos wonders why Deathgenes keeps trying that.
Metal Man (GM): So he fires off a twister which deals 50 wind damage to MrMonster, Aetos, and Charles.
Aetos 'whoopies!' as the twister comes toward him.
Metal Man (GM): Then he uses Spin on Charles, confusing Charles for... 3 rounds.
Charles Magellean receives many more paper cuts.
MrMonster doesn't take a single point of damage... Yay shield.
Charles Magellean: "Neeyyarrrgh!"
Aetos takes in the wind.
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *He will call that Wind Cube from previous turn as his first action for this one... *So he uses his second action with another Fire Punch.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then finishes off with another Hyper Beam Matrix... at a -5 smash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Remember, it's TWO shots. That hits as well. Action 1: You attack yourself. Action 2: You attack MrMonster. Action 2: Aetos. Action 3: Deathguise.
Charles Magellean attacks himself with a rifle blast. He aims the rifle at Aetos.
Aetos mutters words about words and beams and guns and gets nailed.
Charles Magellean: *7% damage He uses his final action to shoot 6 shots from his miniguns at Deathguise. *25% per hit*
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Aetos tries for a shish kebob first He backs up and summons another wind barrier He defends lastly.
Jina goes to steal yet again, following the same hit-and run.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aetos forgot to include psycho damage but 210 is enough anyways.
Jina blinks and frowns at Deathguise. "Stop being so fast!" Another steal attempt.
Metal Man (GM): *Miss* Deathguise refuses to be hit.
MrMonster just does three weapon swings...
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, and hit.
Charles Magellean: "I begin to get sick from this distorted reality, or is it my own reality distorted?"
Metal Man (GM): He casts death on Charles. Again. And fails. So he casts it on Aetos. Which fails.
Aetos sways his pointer finger doing the 'nonono' motion.
Metal Man (GM): So he attacks with two Demon Claw attacks at Aetos, dealing 188 fire + dark damage to him.
Jina frowns. "Can't we just throw a bunch of rings at him and hope he poofs?"
Aetos would take 188 dmg nonetheless, right?
Digifanatic starts this action with a Fire Punch...
Aetos dies without a critical mortality.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: Hit.
Aetos makes a 'bleh' noise, and stops breathing.
Digifanatic then follows up with a Thunderstorm...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic Overdrives off that last one...
Jina: "Go Digi go!"
Digifanatic the finishes his round with a round of Celestial Fury...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): BAM. You continue to do much damage. But... this guy keeps on taking it...
Aetos revives... "You guys! How are we supposed to know if we are even HURTING him!? sigh."
Metal Man (GM): too.
MrMonster narrows his eyes and looks at Deathguise. "Judging by the bruises and cuts he has, I'd say we've definitely hurt him..."
Charles Magellean looks to Mr. Monster, and his irises glow. He fires an Eye Laser.
MrMonster flinches as he's zapped... Or at least his shield is.
Metal Man (GM): Only to the shield. Which means MrMonster doesn't lose an action.
Charles Magellean looks to Jinacreg. He aims one of his miniguns. He fires three shots. *75% damage. He looks to Mr. Monster one more time...*
Jina groans. "What was that for?!"
Charles Magellean rotates his right shoulder. He slides would slide into Mr. Monster, but instead uses the X-Naut Ram on the shield, instantly delivering 150% damage.
Aetos whinces at Ari's much pain.
MrMonster winces, nearly dead and readily to pay Charles back.
Aetos tries another shish kebob.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles Magellean: "Who is mine enemy? I see many objects...."
MrMonster: "Gah... You shall die!"
Aetos back up and tries a Push on the deathmeister. He fails to conjure up the wind under Death...
Charles Magellean: "That voice... he is familiar."
Metal Man (GM): Indeed.
Aetos runs up and stabs his spear into the ground, using it to power kick Deathgoomba!
Jina tries to go for the steal... again. Same route, path, etc.
Metal Man (GM): You gain a black belt. Roll again to evade the wrath of Deathguise.
Jina: "...oh dear."
Metal Man (GM): His claw catches up and smacks you for 94 dark + fire damage.
Digifanatic: "Jina! You okay?"
Jina: "...what's that, mother? The Matrix? Okay..." *He sinks into the ground, belt and all... if that's possible.*
MrMonster quickly downs a Blue Potion, drops Racualk, and tries to grab that traitor, Charles Magellean. He then attempts to throw Charles at Deathguise... Preferably at a claw or mouth.
Metal Man (GM): He is like a leaden balloon. Thusly he misses Deathguise. Confusion not gone. You have one more round of it. Angry at MrMonster, he pitches three Death attacks at him. MrMonster instantly dies. I mean loses a life. Then he decides to claw Aetos. 94 Dark + Fire damage.
Aetos twitches. He lost his last life.
Digifanatic: "Oh, I'd like to say that's it, but..." *Glances at Aetos* "Dah..."
MrMonster falls to the ground, seemingly dead.
Digifanatic heads to DG and smashes him, literally, with a Fire Punch (-5 acc smash)
Charles Magellean: "The world turns around me; I have no self-control!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic sees some rings hanging out of Aetos. He uses them...
Metal Man (GM): Digi gains a life. JUST KIDDING Aetos is revived.
Digifanatic slides the remote far from the comp and shuts off the TV! He then finishes his business with DG with another HBM.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. You attack yourself, Deathguise, then MrMonster's corpse.
Charles Magellean looks to Jina. He rotates his right shoulder. He uses his X-Naut Ram and uses his force to force himself into Jinacereg, dealing 150%. He looks to Deathguise. He aims his rifle... and fires.
Metal Man (GM): *Whiff.*
Charles Magellean finally looks to the corpse of Mr. Monster. He shoots three weak pistol shots at it.
Metal Man (GM): MrMonster's corpse becomes holy.
Charles Magellean: *11 damage each.*
Metal Man (GM): Since, being a corpse, it has 5 AC. *CONFUSION END* Charles discovers what he was really attacking!
Charles Magellean: "...Ohh boy."
Aetos Does a drill attack! Weewooo bzz drill through Deathguard.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Charles Magellean is glad that confusion is over with.
Metal Man (GM): Charles wins the Corpse Killer Award. As well as the Friendly Fire Award. The net coin gain is 0.
Aetos pulls out his toothbrush of magicalness and attempts to brush the Death god with it. He wonders if such a thing is worth a roll...
Metal Man (GM): Melee attack roll, yes. Hit. You deal 5 damage.
Aetos claps as he prevents cavities for Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): Remember that reviving eats an action.
Jina rises from the ground, looking around and groaning. "I feel like I got ran over..."
Digifanatic: "You don't want to know, Jina..."
Jina: "...okay then." *He shrugs, and goes for the gold; a slash on Deathguise.*
Metal Man (GM): Jina hits Deathguise.
Jina eyespys to finish his turn.
Metal Man (GM): Jina: You begin to eyespy, when... *SHATTER* The sound of glass shattering is heard.
Metal Man (GM): An invisible barrier explodes off of Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): You also see what appeared to be a force field around the field shattering.
Deathguise: "Grrr... my shield was not made to stand up to such a beating! You won't last much longer..."
Charles Magellean: "...A force field. I should've known."
Digifanatic: "Well, either we've made it a lot more relieving or a lot more difficult."
Jina: "Methinks he's about to go psycho."
Metal Man (GM): Then the eye spy comes through.
Jina: "I broke the barrier?"
Charles Magellean: "Well... does it say how much health he has now?"
MrMonster groans, gets up, activates a Wind Shield, and picks up Racualk.
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *He knows that he can get a bit relief from knowing his HP... he starts off with another Fire Punch (standard)...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Charles Magellean: "Almost half the battle is done... I'm not sure if we can endure much longer..."
Metal Man (GM): Ouch.
Digifanatic continues with his first Super Move of the battle... a Super Thunderstorm at a -7 smash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic finishes up with a round of Celestial Fury...
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Digifanatic Eye Spies as his turn ends... He is exhausted after that one again, but still more than fine...
Charles Magellean ...sees the belt. He ...ties the belt around his waist.
Metal Man (GM): The belt is on your waist. However, you can't tell what effects it has at the current time. Perhaps... it increases something? You'll see.
Charles Magellean uses an X-Naut Ram on Deathguise. He fires six shots from his miniguns.
Metal Man (GM): 4 hits.
Charles Magellean: *25% each.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed.
Azure holds his arm outward. The flaming spiral around it takes shape and form of its own. Its first action sprouts fiery dragon wings which flap. A gale of wind passes them as it rises above Azure floating of his head. The pure dragon of fire would roar its flaming orbs would stare down at Deathguise. Azure would pull back his arm and ball up his fist and then slam it forward. Like clockwork the dragon would follow spiraling upward into the air and then slamming back downward into Deathguise. A fiery explosion would erupt from the impact. The wings of the dragon would flap and its fiery roar could be heard before it faded into smoke it itself had caused. Azure then bursts forward his image splitting into multiple after images. They all float around teleporting back and forth until there they are set up between the air and the ground around Deathguise. They all let out a yell as they all go into an intricate flow of kicks, punches, energy blasts, and aerial stunts flowing around and over each other as they do so. They all stop lining up for the final attack each would cock there fists back and then slam them forward into him. They would then reform once more back into Azure who begins teleporting around his prismatic aura flicking in and out his right hand glimmers in a multitude of colors.*
Azure: *402% fire Damage.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Azure: *402% oddly... from Koho X He charges Illusory Death *Op gauge: 1**
Aetos goes for a triple impale... due to lack of variety left...
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, miss. He's almost dead! Oh, right, DUH! Jina's not here. MrMonster's probably restarting...
MrMonster|AFK does three regular attacks.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Yup.
Julian Sawyer spins out of a generic blue warp portal (that just appeared) Micheal Jackson style, then jumps up and hovers, still in Overdrive and with 6/8 OP "What'd I miss?"
Digifanatic: "You missed a lot. We're about 2/3 through with this sucker..."
Aetos: "And all of us have about 1 life left."
Deathguise: "I will win yet! You are merely optimistic."
Charles Magellean: "A force field was shattered. That's why your Eye Spies wouldn't work properly."
Julian Sawyer: "...K. I'll just kill him then."
Digifanatic: "Heh... Well, go get 'em."
Julian Sawyer flies towards Deathguise, then suddenly cuts upwards, heading straight for head. Upon reaching the head, Julian looks Death in the eye and says: "You're ugly." *Julian then proceeds to beat the crap out of death with a Triple Speedbag.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit, besides those 2 crit misses. You beat him up. A lot ..But he's still obstinately staring at you.
Julian Sawyer: *Stares back* "Staring contest go!" *You can't really tell if he blinks, though.*
Metal Man (GM): Deathguise decides to sideswipe Julian with a demon claw, then fire a twister at him, Charles and Aetos, dealing 50 damage to them, then using Spin on Julian, and finally... Casts death on Aetos.
Julian Sawyer: *Peh. Is only near death again.*
Metal Man (GM): Who loses a life.
Aetos lost his last life again.
Julian Sawyer: "You blinked."
Aetos also has no more rings.
Julian Sawyer: "Blinker."
Aetos used... like... 600 rings total or so this mission...
Digifanatic: "Oh, that little... argh..."
Julian Sawyer: "You lost the contest, therefore you shall lose this fight. Blinker."
Deathguise: "I will not be defeated by mere mortals."
Julian Sawyer: "BLINKER!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian: You're confused now.
Digifanatic just goes up to Deathguise and starts off with another Icy Bicycle Kick... He will use another HBM with a -3 smash...
Metal Man (GM): Crit and hit. He takes a ton of damage. Can you defeat him before he can attack again?
Digifanatic finishes his turn with one more Fire Punch (-4 smash) He Eye Spies once again as his turn ends...
Metal Man (GM): Ok... sorry about that.
Charles Magellean attacks with his X-Naut Ram. 150%.
Digifanatic: "Oh, we are getting close..."
Charles Magellean then attacks with 2 more Destructive Rockets.
Metal Man (GM): Roll it. Hit, hit.
Charles Magellean: *140%. End of Turn.*
Azure images flicker around. They all then stop and float around Deathguise each holding a emerald green ball of qi energy. They seem to grow building with every moment of energy they put into it. Each image holds their arms backward and outward. The orbs at each of their hands. The images flicker with an ethereal quality to them. Azure takes his turn fully charging illusory death.
Digifanatic: "Julian, cover Azure if we don't take Deathguise down this turn... unless you feel lucky."
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm....
MrMonster slices Deathguise three more times...
Julian Sawyer: *First off, Julian pops a Max Shroom PEZ tablet, going back to full.*
Deathguise: "You cannot win. I will triumph!"
Digifanatic: .oO(That arrogant little...)
Julian Sawyer: "You lost the staring contest!" *Julian winds back, gatherings a whole lot of energy into his right fist, and lunges forward towards Deathguise's face, delivering a PUNISHING K-O PUUUUUUUUUUUUUNCH!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He takes it well... still living, barely.
Aetos would be upset to get revived and die again...
Metal Man (GM): back
Julian Sawyer: "This has gone on long enough!" *Julian suddenly bursts towards Deathguise, grabbing him by the face* "You're outta here!" *Julian's Rocket Boots kick into overdrive as Julian flies around Deathguise, twisting his head, then flings him skyward in an ATLUS TOSS 840 damage! Hah hah, just kidding. That was the last action.*
Metal Man (GM): Only 200 then. Deathguise, still alive, focuses on the one who decides to hurt him the mostest: Julian. He fires off a bunch of Death attacks at him. -1 Life to Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *Does the Safety Badge Dance!*
Metal Man (GM): Your safety badge explodes instead.
Deathguise: "Fool. Mortal devices cannot survive my wrath!"
Julian Sawyer: "Ow! Hot shards of metal..."
Metal Man (GM): However, you do not die.
Julian Sawyer: "at least I didn't die!"
Digifanatic starts off with another Fire Punch (-4 acc)
Deathguise: "I will have my vengeance."
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever, Blinker."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. SMACK, it hits him well. You've almost got him... but he remains defiant.
Digifanatic decides to try another round of Celestial Fury (hey, this is the boss and he still has a few shots of it) at a -3 acc...
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: "We are close..."
Metal Man (GM): The powerful attack damages him. A lot. He teeters a bit... looks weak.
Digifanatic covers Julian for his last action.
Julian Sawyer's kinda... flying. High. Above you. He thanks you for the compassion, through.
Metal Man (GM): Although according to Uno, Azure won't be responding very timely.
Azure: *The images around Deathguise direct there attacks directly in front of him. They all combine there attacks and slam them forward. They hit the image of a fist standing directly under Deathguise. Its Azure who receives the energy with his fist already pulled back. It crackles in his hand as he would then slam it forward into Deathguise's death like chest. And outward explosion would release bursts of lighting and fire around the area. He raises his left hand and points it toward the body of Aetos. Over his body rings would flow and rotate around him *(-100 rings +1 life to Aetos.) *He then sweeps his foot back turning to battle and attacks with a relentless spree of punches and kicks.*
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: Revived. Hit.
Azure: *200 damage.*
Metal Man (GM): Not exactly. It can stretch into your other actions. Hit, hit, CRI he crit also ignores the damage limit.
Azure: *54% total from normal Koho Turn end.*
Metal Man (GM): Okay then, you end up dealing the maximum 600 + that one crit so... 704 total damage. Woah! He's almost almost dead. MrMonster, finish him!
MrMonster tries to finish the beast with three strikes from Racualk.
Metal Man (GM): Hit crit miss crit miss X_X Crazy.
Azure: "I can do no more..." *He teleports retreating to the Julian's position floating in the air with him.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Your turn. All you need to do is a tiny bit of damage! Mortal Kombat Voice: FINISH HIM
Julian Sawyer: "This ends now!" *Julian flies towards Deathguise again, energy gathering in his right arm as he powerfully grabs him by the face.*
Aetos is psychotically vengeful and rarin' to go. oh well.
Julian Sawyer: "You're outta here!" *Julian then flies around DG, twisting his neck around many a time, then hurls DG skyward in an attempt to finish him off with an Atlus Toss I trust 600 damage is enough to finish the job?*
Metal Man (GM): *Nuke.*
Charles Magellean: "...I... I don't believe it."
Julian Sawyer: "Take that, Blinker!"
Digifanatic: "Oh come on... it was just a staring contest."
Deathguise: "...No! It cannot be... I... dying... I have failed... KUJA!!!!"
Julian Sawyer: "He lost! Blinker!"
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly disintegrates and explodes in a multilayered screech of agony.
Charles Magellean holds his ears.
Metal Man (GM): A weird artifact lands onto the ground.
Digifanatic playfully rolls his eyes as he dittos Charles' lead.
Charles Magellean lets go of his ears. "I don't believe it."
Metal Man (GM): ...Metal walks onto the field, looking... amazed.
Aetos looks at the artifact... then picks it up.
Metal Man: "...You defeated the God of Death! Amazing!"
Azure floats overheard. He teleports away and back down to the grounds below. His gaze stayed on Deathguise."Or merely couldn't lose this fight. The will to live..." *He laughs* "A counter... to death... almost..."
Aetos: "Are you sure he was a GOD?"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You look at the artifact.
Charles Magellean: "We... no... the Questers defeated a god."
Metal Man (GM): It is... a thin, black disc ..This... this must be what really controls Death. At least, it feels that way.
Charles Magellean: "This is beyond all logic. ...No, that must've been a false god."
MrMonster sinks to his knees, leaning on his greatsword, panting...
Metal Man: "Well done. We have succeeded in exploring all of the ruins."
Digifanatic: "Hey, you alright, Mr. M?"
Charles Magellean: "Metal, have you seen the Star Rod and Chaos Emerald?"
Metal Man: "Kuja's attempt to isolate and kill you all failed."
MrMonster: "Just worn out from that battle..."
Metal Man: "You mean these?"
Aetos quickly sneaks another brush with the Magical Toothbrush, and waits for a warp or something.
Julian Sawyer's Rocket Boots sputter for a moment, then just cut off "...Out of OP." *Fall!* "WAAAAAAAAAAAUGH!"
Metal Man throws the rod to Charles and points at Digi.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Metal?" *He grabs Julian.*
Metal Man: "Digi probably got your emerald from Mewthree."
Charles Magellean strokes the Rod a few times... he puts it back.
Metal Man: "He may give it back to you."
Julian Sawyer: "...Thanks Digi."
Digifanatic: "Oh, sure."
Azure: "That's obvious otherwise... the God of Death... wouldn't be able to die." *He breaths a sigh of relief the powers of a prolonged overdrive make him breath a heavy sigh of relief. The aura fades from around him and he just stands there panting.*
Julian Sawyer: *Stands up.*
Metal Man (GM): And now... it is time... for overdue rewards of doom!
Digifanatic lets go of Julian... gently, of course, and gives Charles back that emerald.
Charles Magellean looks to Digi... and sticks his hand out, palm facing outward.
Metal Man (GM): Now then, I shall do EXP this way. Aetos was revived, though.
Charles Magellean expunges all the remaining hatred into the emerald. A lot still remained.
Metal Man (GM): You're gonna have to add it up... but! First. Jester Fight: +2500 EXP Eh. Okay then. Cyber Raichu Fight: +2500 EXP Mewthree Fight: +2500 EXP
Charles Magellean puts away the Red Chaos Emerald.
Metal Man (GM): Deathguise fight, survived: +8000 EXP (Must have been in two sessions straight fighting him) Deathguise fight, otherwise: +3000 EXP
Aetos thanks God and all his followers and everything but mostly Azure for reviving him...
Metal Man (GM): Retro Build people get three moves. Fire Fox And Tridus gets... Luigi sheik Jigglypuff Woo! Flaming Jump Punch! Shiekah Teleport... And Pound.
Aetos coughs out 4 slot machines.
Metal Man (GM): Also, you each gain 10,000 coins for your mission well done.
Julian Sawyer: *Officially Rich!*
Metal Man (GM): If this was a game, this would be the part where all sorts of bells and whistles go off as everyone levels up repeatedly.
Aetos gains 10 random cubes!...
Metal Man (GM): *Gains +1 quirk* Sure, but! One cutscene I must do. After everyone is done with the levelup madness. I shall get some Vernors and be back in a minute.
Digifanatic finally finishes upgrading his stat bonuses for his attacks.
Metal Man (GM): Backo. So then. Shall we do the cutscene? No fighting or stat-using involved.
Julian Sawyer: "Portal should be showing up any time now..."
Aetos: "No kidding... where is it??"
Azure: "Yes... i'd be happy to get away from this place."
Aetos taps his foot.
Metal Man: "No need. Just follow me." *He points to a trail.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed... the trail, newly discovered, leads directly into Kales's village...
Metal Man (GM): Your adventure took you in a neat circle.
Aetos: "Aww... Oh yeah the village was right outside the window... and down a ways!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay." *Heads down the trail.*
Aetos: "A long ways..." *He follows.*
Metal Man (GM): So, you walk down the hill and into the village.
Azure: *Shrugs he puts his hands inside his gi and begins walking.*
Metal Man (GM): Kales is there, as is Samus, and Metal Sonic.
Julian Sawyer: "Hi."
Charles Magellean goes down that way.
Digifanatic follows as well.
Metal Man (GM): A semblance of a command building for the Questers has been made. He's also there.
Kales Brando: "You have brought me the disc of shadows... and with it, completed research of the surface ruins."
Digifanatic: "Hello again."
Julian Sawyer: "You could say that."
Aetos: "You mean THAT is the last one!? Yay?"
Julian Sawyer: "Also, I got this thing." *Holds up the Item Combiner.*
Kales Brando: "You may keep it. As a reward."
MrMonster: "... Surface? You make it sound like there's other ruins... Underground ones."
Julian Sawyer: "Coo'."
Kales Brando: "You appear to have regained most of your so-called 'technology'... which you will need, indeed..."
Julian Sawyer: "I'ma set me up a business..."
Kales Brando: "For the underground ruins Mr. Monster mentioned. In the very first ruins you explored, was a pit."
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhh boy!"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos hopes Julian will share... If not he will bring that Monster creator down and summon up obscene creatures to gobble him!...
Kales Brando: "Further research shows... there is a whole bunch of ruins down there."
Julian Sawyer: "...Great..."
Azure: "That does sound very likely. Those ruins underwater and the one with the pit would mean it had to be built from down at the bottom to begin with..." *Seems to say what Kales has said and sighs*
Julian Sawyer: "How many?"
Kales Brando: "The pit appears bottomless."
Julian Sawyer: "...Joy."
MrMonster: "Could you at least help us by allowing some of your warriors to come with us next time?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... never too hard to get work here, huh?"
Julian Sawyer: "Also, Tridus, you still have Mewtwo?"
Kales Brando: "I am afraid none of them will come."
Tridus: *Was recently revived* "Yes."
Charles Magellean: "Is it because that a god was sent after us?"
Julian Sawyer: "Add him with the rest."
Kales Brando: "That, and more."
Charles Magellean: "Elaborate."
Kales Brando: "It is against... their religion. The ruins are holy."
Julian Sawyer: "We killed the god."
Kales Brando: "You, too, are holy. You killed, yes, a God. You, and the ruins, are considered cursed now! Can you believe it?"
MrMonster: "... No."
Julian Sawyer: "Yes."
Aetos walks up to a passing Lizard citizen and pokes it with his finger.
Kales Brando: "Oh, that, and!"
Charles Magellean: "What do you mean? We were holy... but now cursed?"
RandomCitizen: "Ahhhh!!!" *Flee.*
MrMonster: "Just because we killed a god does not mean we are holy... And how are we cursed?"
Aetos snickers and rejoins them.
Kales Brando: "Well, the ruins have a curse which kill all who stay more than a day. That is what kept them out originally."
Digifanatic: "Just what we need... sorry about being sarcastic, but really... boy."
Julian Sawyer: "We were down there for like, 2 hours. Tops."
MrMonster: "... So we shall die?"
Kales Brando: "However, it appears you are immune to the curse. That deep into ruins would also kill us."
Digifanatic: "Hence, Deathguise?"
Kales Brando: "Yes... I suppose you were immune to that was well... It's hard to tell, but the truth is, we've only begun to learn."
Charles Magellean: "And you will keep sending us?"
Kales Brando: "That ring? Only a shallow amount of stuff there..."
Digifanatic: *trying to hide his obvious "Changes"* "Uh... yeah..."
Kales Brando: "The underground ruins are the heart of it all. As long as you wish... to have extra money. From what I have heard, they are related to you people."
Julian Sawyer: "That works."
Charles Magellean: "...Elder Kales."
Kales Brando: "Yes?"
Charles Magellean: "It is with a heavy heart to say that due to today's actions..."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah. That 'ruin' we just came out of it most likely our old HQ."
MrMonster mutters something about finding his money pouch feeling a bit lighter before he went on the mission.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... we've been retrieving stuff from our old HQ, Kales."
Azure: *Sighs* *Through all this... I have yet to find any real tomes of information.*
Charles Magellean: "...I can no longer travel the Questers."
Kales Brando: "There is no where else to go."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, here he goes again.)
Julian Sawyer: "...What?"
Kales Brando: "Even with your wealth. All you would have to do is sit around. There is nothing on the surface left to explore. So if you are not a Quester, then I surmise that you will feel very bored." *Hearty cough.*
Charles Magellean: "I was never a Quester to begin with. Yet, as long as I do not separate myself from the Questers, Kuja and his army will consider me as one of them. It nearly killed me against the minion of the God of death."
Metal Man: "Your people are dead. Your allies are dead. And if you leave us, you might be the next and last Lunarian to be killed."
MrMonster: "So you think that just because you no longer travel with us, but remain in the same place we rest at, he wouldn't consider you a Quester?"
Julian Sawyer: "I'll just let you guys talk."
Kales Brando: "If you are not a Quester... Why did you not die from the curse?"
Digifanatic: "Alright... Kales, may I please head back to my hut?"
Azure: "Maybe it's something else." *Ponders.*
Charles Magellean: "I seem to play a different role."
Kales Brando: "That is fine with me."
Metal Man: "...Before you all dissemble..."
Julian Sawyer: "I need to go see Mandy about materials to set up a shop... Huh?"
Azure: "If only... I could find out more information...."
Metal Man opens the doors to the newly built metal building.
Digifanatic: "Ooh..." *He decides to check the new building first...*
Metal Man: "I, Samus, and Metal Sonic managed to take SIMBER and some computers from the lab and fix them up."
MrMonster: "What is that?"
Metal Man: "This was then hooked up to the holo room. It is our temporary field command."
Julian Sawyer: "So we got the Holo Room up and running?"
Digifanatic: *Relieving gasp/sigh* "Oh, thank goodness... Thank you..."
Julian Sawyer: "So we live here now?"
Metal Man: "For now. The warp rooms have not been found yet. ...If they are here."
Azure: *blinks* "That contraption... you call Simber... does it work like it used to!?" *He asked with a voice rushed in emotion.*
Digifanatic: "That would be so nice..."
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome. Better than sleeping in shack."
MrMonster: "... That's good to hear... I think I shall head back to my own little hut now..."
Metal Man: "I was about to get to that."
MrMonster starts off towards his hut.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "I am... *KXTH* partially repaired. Major damage to *KHZT* all modules... most modes down... *KZHT* but... I am here."
Digifanatic: "Ah... good to have some old tech back..."
Kales Brando: "Talking boxes. I'll never get used to it."
Aetos: "So even the computer know... what happened to your old planet?"
Julian Sawyer: "Kales, do I have to get a permit or something to set up a shop here?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "If I wasn't *KZTH* so damaged I would show *KZHT* you that I am not *KZTH* a mere talking box."
Digifanatic: "That's what most of the people on my planet would have said thirty, forty, years ago..."
Kales Brando: "Take that up with your leader... the device is something he knows about."
Azure: "I still havent either Kales. You wouldn't happen to have any written down information on the ruins would you Kales?" *Sighs.*
Julian Sawyer: "...HEY METAL!"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Old... planet... *KZHT*."
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Digifanatic starts heading back to his hut, but still with one obvious thought on his mind...
Julian Sawyer: "Can I use the Item Combiner to set up a shop?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Nintendus... ... ... *KZHT* *Static* *Static*."
Aetos: "You know... uh... Nintendus yea thats it."
Metal Man: "Why, you found it? Well, I just made a nice place to attach it to! That way it will have power!"
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah. And I made a thing with it."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "It is far... far... away..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Man... Professor Oak in the Digital World... but... that's just odd, man. That is odd...)
Julian Sawyer: "Okay."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "*KZHT* Something... sent me... *KZHT* here... and *KZHT* disabled my access. The *KZHT* SIMBER system is only at 10%."
Julian Sawyer: "So is that a yes or no?"
Digifanatic: .oO(They say people are finding new species of Pokemon all the time... why would he complain? And how... weird.)
Metal Man: "That belongs to the Stadium, I am afraid. But you can sell what you make with it."
Julian Sawyer: "...So no? Man... To who? Moody Mandy?"
Metal Man: "No. I would like it back. You and all Questers may use it for free. It belongs to me, the current head of the Stadium."
Aetos: "Simber, was your name? Do you know what you even need to repair you more?"
Metal Man: "Seeing as Oak is not here."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Parts... *KZHT* computers... *KZHT* information..."
Julian Sawyer: "Take it." *Tosses the Item Combiner to Metal.*
Metal Man: "Thanks. I'll make sure you get first chance to use it, whenever you want."
Charles Magellean: "I would be honored to continue to serve you, Kales, but I would require that I travel alone to explore."
Aetos turns around holding the magic toothbrush "He already used it once!"
Digifanatic will manage all of his financial needs later today/tomorrow...
Metal Man mounts it into a table inside the room. SIMBER flickers a bit.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Fif... fifteen percent. Speech restored at 89%."
Julian Sawyer: "Man... You want I should get the Monster Combiner too?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Backup information downloaded from ITEM COMBINER V.09."
Aetos: "That machine made you better?..." "Thats... great!"
Metal Man: "Monster Combiner? Those break when used."
Julian Sawyer: "Oh."
Metal Man: "And are evil... they must all be destroyed. You can keep any remains you want, though."
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever..."
Aetos: "Hmm... I wish that monster I made was tame..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Unfortunately, only I and Metal Sonic are currently active."
Julian Sawyer: "So we just bring all the Stadium junk we find back here and plug it into SIMBER?"
Metal Man: "Yes. Metal Sonic and Samus will be preoccupied bringing the pieces here."
Aetos: "Simber, what about the dexes, all the quester information?"
Julian Sawyer: "Okay."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Database is currently missing. Dexes are in near-unrepairable state. Lifeform KUJA ensured devastation of most functions."
Julian Sawyer: "...Is there a display case or something you'll be putting the Smasher Statues in?"
Charles Magellean: "I'll be packing up my things, auctioning disposables off, and find my own way... out there."
Metal Man: "Eh. Might as well. Tomorrow, I'll get one. Now then. For Locos."
Julian Sawyer: "...Auction, you say?"
Metal Man: "You are free to auction, but I am afraid you cannot leave. Not with... Stadium property."
Charles Magellean: "...The Smash dex."
Metal Man: "The Pseudo Cube Bazooka has been lost for years. Err... it's seemed like it. With it, pseudo cubes can be researched again, even without Oak. It has no SIMBER data but it is a classified item that belongs to me. As I am quartermaster of the Stadium, as long as G&W remains lost."
Charles Magellean: "You may stop."
Aetos holds the magic toothbrush in front of SIMBER, "You don't happen to know what this does? Er... can you SEE what I am holding??"
Charles Magellean takes out the Pseudo-Cube Bazooka.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "It is a used toothbrush. It is useful for eliminating cavities."
Charles Magellean walks over to Metal, kneels down, and let's the bazooka come into the open.
Metal Man: "Thank you. ...However, there is yet another issue... that... isn't quite so easy to tell you."
Aetos: "I found it in a shack... uhh 'Grunty's' or someone like that I think... So this is just an ordinary toothbrush?"
Aetos: "Why does it say it's magical?"
Charles Magellean: "I have had enough of other people use the relics without my consent, anyway."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "It is advertising."
Aetos points to the words on the handle.
Metal Man: "Your necklaces have an unintended side-effect."
Aetos gets an annoyed face.
Metal Man: "Especially after how you wore them for so long... ...I must inform you that they have reversed the effects of the de-initiation beam. And then... well, they're broken. They were each bad copies of the fighter remote in a necklace."
Charles Magellean: "I was thinking that you just could've 'initiated' each of them to hold all the melee moves."
Aetos: "So... Charles is a Quester again... due to him using the... smasher-ish powers from them?"
Metal Man: "So, whether or not you leave, you cannot be made a non-Quester anymore. Bowser made them."
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man: "And he does not care for safety or quality control."
Charles Magellean removes all three Bowser necklaces.
Metal Man (GM): They're already dust. Those which aren't turn into it in your hands.
Charles Magellean: "What did you mean by a non-Quester?"
Metal Man: "Three of them means it would take a fighter remote three times as powerful as this one to even make a dent in your Quester status."
Aetos seems to be getting quite a handle on the beginings...
Charles Magellean: "Are you saying that... ...I've been made a Quester?"
Metal Man: "Your ability to die, your strange abilities... they will soon enough be back within Quester perameters. Yes. Although one of the old type. You will gain moves you liked from it, and some abilities will stay. It's no wonder VG told me to dispose of all the necklaces I found. They could have done worse had you not been de-initiated."
Charles Magellean: "...I should've been warned." *He looks away.*
Metal Man: "Well, you had them without me knowing."
Charles Magellean looks back with grimace.
Metal Man: "For a very long time."
Charles Magellean: "...What would've happened if I wasn't de-initiated?"
Metal Man: "...It could have overloaded your mind with Fighter Remote data, giving you immense power for a day, then killing you by overloading your brain."
Charles Magellean: "I see."
Metal Man: "Bowser himself had nothing to worry, even with five of them... he wasn't a Quester."
Charles Magellean: "Allow me to see this straight."
Metal Man: "He made more as he ran out, and they were made to be safe... ...for Bowser only."
Charles Magellean: "...That I will be a Quester again? And that the abilities I've learned when I used Inhaled... will become weaker?"
Metal Man: "It will be not only like that, but past years of wear and tear... well, you'll have powers from your beginnings as well as your current state. There is one thing I can do for you." *He pulls out a gun and... shoots Locos with a green beam. Locos would feel mildly tingly... but not harmed.* "The Move Giver will archive four of your favorite moves gained from Inhale."
Metal Man: "Those will be available for all who use the Retro style."
Aetos: "Move... giver..."
Charles Magellean: "And soon... I'll lose them too?"
Metal Man: "Oh, well, you'll keep the four you choose to save."
Charles Magellean: "It is an honor to have part of me become part of the Smashers."
Metal Man: "I wish you the best. Some time we should start it up again... we will eventually fix those poor statue people."
Aetos: "So you're still leaving Charles?"
Charles Magellean: "So I'll have lives, shorter life span, and be limited to how powerful I can become?"
Metal Man: "But you will ultimately not die and... be able to live the way before you drank Mega Mack. Not that you'd renounce your real name or anything, but we really did need you as a Quester back in those days."
Charles Magellean: "Then... I really am a Quester again."
Metal Man: "And you shall no longer suffer the pains of being alone. For we will some day help your people, if we get the chance."
Charles Magellean: "I was never alone. There was another."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "A shame FAYTH was deleted... with both halves I could have had far enhanced power."
Samus: "I feel even more lost than before."
Charles Magellean: "I am not believing that they were killed."
Metal Man: "We shall see. Perhaps we can even reverse it if they were."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Unfortunately, all data on the moon was cut off from my long-range comms when the other end was obliterated by magic."
Charles Magellean: "I had said to everyone and myself I could not live as a Quester anymore... And now I have permanently become one. I refuse to be labeled as such anymore... but I am tired. I must rest."
Metal Man: "I, too, must rest. All of that repairwork..."
Charles Magellean gives Metal the bazooka. He goes to his shack to lay down."
Metal Man: "I shall place this safely in here." *He sticks the bazooka in a drawer in the metal room, and has SIMBER lock it. He goes to his own hut. SIMBER locks and secures the stuff.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Whatever." *Heads back to his shack.*
Metal Man (GM): And so, the Questers finished the first phase of their grand adventure on Turion. What awaits them under the surface? Find out, on the next episode of Super Smash Quest!