Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 236: The Glitch Lab
Date: 6:56:44 PM, September 7th; 7:09:28 PM, September 10th; 4:52:52 PM, September 11th, 2005.
Garrick Fy`aar is in the HQ, working on just about everything...
Aetos walks into HQ and asks SIMBER if there have been any traces of Team Rocket lately.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Team rocket. Unknown organization."
Aetos: "Really?... hmm... "
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Last confrontation on... moon... of unknown planet."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Aetos, Team Rocket is most likely long gone right now."
Aetos: "Ok ok."
Garrick Fy`aar: "SIMBER... give me a readout of the main scanning system."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Fully operational. Range hampered by lack of scanning antennae."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I want distance and intensity. Then I need to get back to work on the warp platform... Alright... I've got some stuff for an antennae... can you wirelessly hook up to one if it was on a high enough location?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Negative. Wireless antenna transmitter missing."
Aetos looks outside and ... up up up at the old HQ.
Metal Man (GM): It's just a single room, or two.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hmm... could we build one with the remaining spare parts?"
Metal Man (GM): A metallic building with wires and stuff.
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Transmitter circuitry is missing."
Metal Man (GM): The one you explored... that would be more of a down thing. It's buried in that cave.
Garrick Fy`aar: "Hm... well, I might as well head back to the stadium to see if we missed anything. We could really use this."
Metal Man (GM): That would be Oak's lab.
Garrick Fy`aar: "SIMBER, can you establish the warp system to Oak's lab?"
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "Negative. No warp systems available. Power is insufficient."
Aetos would be found in HQ, Stadium, or his hut... whatever you choose.
Metal Man (GM): First... The Questers befriended a long-time foe, in the name of destroying Kuja. However, they have yet to find an artifact in specific in the underground ruins... Even worse, it seems as if the pit goes on forever. After doing an auction in which extremely rare items were sold to provide funds for a future tournament, they were quickly assigned to continue searching the ruins. Which brings us to now. We continue where we left off: atop a cliff, deep underground. It's a circular room of sorts, with a winding path made out of rubble that leads to the bottom.
Julian Sawyer: "Here we go again..."
Metal Man (GM): There's some dim lighting--Phantom put up some magical torches of sorts along this path, although he himself swears the area at the bottom is haunted. So much that he himself refused to come along.
Julian Sawyer: *Starts heading down the path.*
Aribar hrms and walks over to one of the magic torches and takes one if possible before following Julian down the path.
Metal Man (GM): You begin heading down the path, which would make crunching noises with every step. You take one. Good idea--too bad Phantom never realized he coulda just given you one. The path itself is made out of a combination of ruined staircases and fallen walls from what must have been a metallic structure. As you get closer to the bottom, you begin to smell something... burning.
Julian Sawyer: "...Anyone else smell that?"
Metal Man (GM): Furthermore, a purple mist is in the air.
Julian Sawyer: "...Mist?"
Aribar: "A little bit... I don't like the looks of this..."
Metal Man (GM): You begin to reach the bottom. Something is not right here...
Aetos: "Do we... go on through it?"
Julian Sawyer: "Burning AND a purple mist. That's just asking for trouble..."
Metal Man (GM): These ruined stairs of sorts end at the bottom, where a round auditorium-shaped area is.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a set of doors going further ahead; they're askew, and the windows in them are broken.
Julian Sawyer: "The smell must be coming from here somewhere..." *Heads towards the doors.*
Metal Man (GM): There's potted plants about the edges of this auditorium, all of which containing plants either dying from lack of light, burn, or torn out.
Aribar: "Keep your guard up... No telling what is here." *Cautiously follows Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): The floor is tiled. white tile, most of the tiles being damaged or also torn up, revealing a mish-mash of gravel, metal, and dirt underneath. You reach the two askew doors... you see a hallway. It is dimly lit by what looks like emergency lights. The fluorescent lights inside flicker; there's many, many doors, and a few... small fires, too.
Julian Sawyer: "...There's the burning smell..."
Metal Man (GM): The mist is thick here; you're amazed you can breathe. It... smells like pepper.
Julian Sawyer: *Picks up a loose piece of rubble, and chucks it down the hallway, checking for traps.*
Metal Man (GM): It skitters down the hallway... making nothing but a lonely echo. There are four doors in this hallway; two to the right, two to the left.
Julian Sawyer: "Hallway's safe..." *Heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): Doors A, B, C, and D. Arranged like...
Aetos follows in.
Metal Man (GM): C D A B With D and B on the right side, C and A on the left.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Takes door D.*
Aetos: "Whats behind door number one?"
Metal Man (GM): The hallway also continues on, but you'll want to check this place out first.
Aetos opens Door A.
Metal Man (GM): Julian heads into door D. First to be handled shall be for Door A.
Aribar follows Aetos.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Aetos and Aribar enter room A. Room A happens to be a very weird room. It's sorta rectangle shaped. More tiled floor here, too. There's a bookshelf on the back wall. There's also a safe on the left wall, as well as a desk and a chair. And... more safes... on the right wall. Three of them. You'd see a sign, cracked, on the floor.
Aetos blinks... "You wanna check out the book case? I wanna look at these safe's..." "Eh? And this" He looks at the cracked floor sign.
Metal Man (GM): 'Stadium Stor' the rest is broken off.
Aribar: "Hrm... Okay."
Aribar looks at the floor... Is it carpet or something flammable?
Metal Man (GM): There is nothing flammable in here--the fires were mostly in the hallway, it seemed.
Aribar sets the torch in the middle of the floor and heads over to the bookcase, browsing the names of the books.
Aetos checks out the safe on the left.
Metal Man (GM): It's a huge safe... alas, no one knows the code to open it. It's one of those with the button you twist.
Aetos looks at the other safes if they are the same.
Metal Man (GM): They are, indeed--each one is just smaller than the huge safe.
Aribar calls over to Aetos, "Be careful with that... If this is part of our Stadium, and I think it is, there may be something either important and deadly, or important and trapped inside."
Aetos tries to pull up a tile.
Metal Man (GM): You pull up a tile... they seem fragile. There's glue stuck to the bottom.
Aetos checks it for any numbers?
Metal Man (GM): No numbers. Just a tile.
Aetos: "Bah..." *He sets it back... betting that all the tiles are attached with gum...* "We need to find some hints to the combinations... Are there any books that start with a number? Anything in between the books? Even a bookmark in a few?"
Aribar: "Checking..." *The elf continues browsing the book titles...*
Metal Man (GM): You look through the books. Boring. Mostly records of stuff withdrawn and stored. The old ones are meaningless--a lot of things previously stored here you saw yourself taken out long ago. However... you begin to reach the new stuff. The latest book says the following: 'Recent events have lead to removal of all items possibly desired by Kuja or his goons. They have been moved to a secret, safe storage site. Beware: The safes are booby-trapped and empty.'
Aribar: "... Just leave the safe alone."
Aetos: "Mmmkk... Lets go then?"
Aribar: "This place has had all items taken from it before Kuja could get to them... This book says they were moved to a secret storage site, however. Sure... Shall we check in on Julian?"
Metal Man (GM): The lights suddenly brighten.
Aetos: "Sure... but we have 2 other --eh? Doors..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "B... a.zic. Light. On. L. ... ine."
Metal Man (GM): You heard doors opening and closing outside... Julian must be making record time!
Aetos: "Let's go!" *He runs out back into the hall.*
Aribar heads out into the hallway after picking up the torch.
Aetos: "Which one... B? Or C?"
Julian Sawyer: "I already checked the rest of the rooms, guys."
Metal Man (GM): Julian is in the hallway. While you had been in Room A, he'd been doing this in Door D: You enter the room. It's a staff lounge. There's chairs askew everywhere, and a table in the middle. A piece of badly written-on ripped line paper says 'Kuja... is coming... we have no way to stop him... ... ...' It continues on. 'Remember us... for our ideals... ...all you can do... is activate lever 35a...'
Julian Sawyer: "...The hell. Level 35a? Where's that?" *Picks up the paper and pockets it, then looks around for anything else.*
Metal Man (GM): You also see several discarded coffee mugs, and notice the floor has red carpet. The clock on the top of the back wall is stopped at 3:50 PM. Well, there is one mug with 'Professor Oak's Pokemon Laboratory' written on it. Another weird looking one is probably Metal's... though he wasn't there at the time. Must have carelessly left it behind.
Julian Sawyer: "...More Stadium ruins? Man, how'd they get all scattered about?"
Metal Man (GM): And the rest are just probably for human staff members and various maintenance people you never really cared about.
Julian Sawyer: "Guess I'll find out later..." *Takes Metal's mug (He may want it back), and exits the room.*
Metal Man (GM): You exit the room. Do you check out doors A, C, or B?
Julian Sawyer heads into door B next. Always check out the right rooms first.
Metal Man (GM): You enter door B... my, what a disaster area! There's debris everywhere. Wooden planks, a few small fires, and... computers. This used to be some sort of archive room.
Julian Sawyer: "Jeez..."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja or whoever trashed this place made sure it was rendered useless. Of course, there's something that catches your eye in particular.
Julian Sawyer: "...Shoulda brought Garrick... Huh?" *Looks.*
Metal Man (GM): Why, it's a painting of... Skyhigh... on the wall?
Julian Sawyer: "...dammit! What's with the paintings?!"
Metal Man (GM): This painting is different from the ones from earlier--it also appears to be mocking him. It shows him leaping into magma. It's so hideous, no one would ever bother stealing it...
Julian Sawyer: "Hmmm... Better destroy it, just in case..." *Julian launches a PK Fire Feather at it.*
Metal Man (GM): It catches on fire... ...no way. It's on hinges! It swings open, revealing a data disk. On it is written 'PLAN B'.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The fire itself goes out... the painting was made of steel! Although it's a steel door now.
Julian Sawyer: "Burning things is fun AND useful..." *Picks up the data disk.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian gained: PLAN B disk
Julian Sawyer: "I can play this back at HQ..." *Checks to see if any of the computers work, or if Kuja totally trashed 'em.*
Metal Man (GM): They're, like, totally trashed. Kuja musta been mad...
Julian Sawyer: "Damn..."
Metal Man (GM): Because he was obviously after something in here.
Julian Sawyer: *Moves on to room C, then.*
Metal Man (GM): And couldn't find it-- You enter room C. This room is... well, the room with the circuitbreakers and water pipe stuff.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You'd notice the circuits being blown for a whole lot of places. Most broken. There's also some barrels of sand, not that you need them. However, there is one handle you could switch back up... 'EMERGENCY ELEC 2'.
Julian Sawyer: "That might help..." *Flips it.*
Metal Man (GM): The lights suddenly brighter.
Julian Sawyer: "...Yeah, that helped." *Heads out into the hallway to wait for the others.*
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "B... a.zic. Light. On. L. ... ine."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the hallway--main room -->Main room now.
Aribar: "Good job."
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, you see a bend in the hallway which goes left. There must be more down there.
Julian Sawyer: "What took you guys so long?"
Aribar: "Find anything interesting besides hopefully turning on the power?"
Julian Sawyer: *Heads down the hallway.*
Aetos: "Aribar reading books."
Aribar follows Julian, torch in hand.
Aetos goes on.
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, a data disk for PLAN B, whatever that is, and paper telling me to pull Level 35a."
Metal Man (GM): The next hallway section is far more discouraging... It slants downward, and most of the stuff is down at the lower door. There are no doors on the side here.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads down.*
Metal Man (GM): Above the door down there is 'maintenance Area 5.1' You go on down the slanted hallway, noticing leaking water dripping from the ceiling.
Julian Sawyer: "This ain't a good sign..."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "...E .e.ro... r. Sy... tem... ... ... ... con con con fin... of... da... nger..."
Metal Man (GM): The message repeats over and over.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Whatever piece of SIMBER is down here is most certainly not functional.
Julian Sawyer: "Confin? Confinement?"
Aetos: "Error with a system? Something of danger..."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the door. Do you open it?
Aetos lets Julian.
Julian Sawyer: "...Aetos, you open it."
Aribar: "... Can't we just go and give Kales one of these torches?"
Aetos: "I'm not opening it... YOU open it."
Julian Sawyer: "You want a whack to the head, be my guest. ...Rock Paper Scissors.?"
Aribar: "..." *He drops the torch to the floor and opens the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Aetos: "I was gonna choose Rock."
Julian Sawyer: "...Or not." *Picks up the torch.*
Metal Man (GM): And you are now looking at one heck of a trashed laboratory. Or I should say... Dr. Light's R&D. It's a wide open room, with a variety of lights hanging from the ceiling.
Julian Sawyer: "...I'd like to know how the Stadium keeps getting separated from itself..."
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight and enters the room.
Metal Man (GM): Bits of computers, chairs, and experimental equipment lays everywhere.
Julian Sawyer: *Checks it out.*
Aetos: "Ooo... Stuff!" *He checks with Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): It also slants downward... and continually goes that way. There must be something good down here. However, whatever went through here just destroyed everything. It's like a lab that's been through a blender. A blender that sets things on fire. Very few lights are actually on; instead, you have various fires scattered about. You eventually happen upon a pile of parts which are all a very bright blue... like an M150 or a Pseudo-cube bazooka.
Julian Sawyer: "Where the hell is this mist coming from, that's what I want to know..."
Aribar: "... What could have kept these fires burning for so long?"
Julian Sawyer: "Heeeey... We could take this stuff back to Garrick. Maybe he can make something with it."
S.I.M.B.E.R.: "... Er-er... ror-ror. Er-er... ror-ror. Ex-external in-in-truder to systems."
Metal Man (GM): The parts... they suddenly float up and reassemble!
Aribar: "Not good..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Someone's going to SIMBER's systems with an axe? Uh-oh."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's a humanoid robot with a single red eye... and a machinegun for a hand on the right arm... and a harpoon for the left! It's held together by static electricity.
Julian Sawyer: "...A Harpoon? Why?"
Aetos: "Hrmph!" *He points his spear at the thing* "Polearm fights!"
Metal Man (GM): It then silently moves to attack you all. Questers vs. Zombot.
Julian Sawyer: "Get it!"
Aribar: "Why do professors insist on making demonic guardian robots?"
Julian Sawyer: "To counter other demonic guardian robots, I guess. I've never seen this guy before, though..."
Metal Man (GM): That thing's awfully slow... That blue metal it's made of seems tough, despite being a collection of broken bits held together by static electricity. Yes. *continues to wait.*
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, let's see if this works..." *Julian removes his fedora and squeezes the feather, popping out two blades along the brim. These blades are different from his regular ones, though. Thicker and heavier, and slightly less sharp. Julian then flings it at the Zombot, watching it fly at it with a slight white aura around it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The thing is sliced by the attack. However, it is not dead.
Julian Sawyer: *The fedora bounces off the Zombot's head, then turns around and heads at it again, and again, making for 2 attacks.*
Metal Man (GM): Two more hits.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches the Fedora on the return and returns it to his head* "Excellent..."
Aribar raises his hand at the robot and electricity lances out from his fingers, zapping the robot for 30% Electric damage (Thunder). Next the elf draws back his arm and swings it across the air in front of him, summoning a Whirl spell to push the robot back a bit for 30% wind damage before taking a step back and then thrusting his arm forward causing a Sonic Boom to rush out, striking the Zombot for 30% damage which disregards damage-reducing abilities.*
Metal Man (GM): The special armor on it sucks all of the attacks right up. You deal no damage. It's like it's immune to magic!
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Aetos activates his item finder.
Aribar: "It seems impervious to my magical spells..."
Metal Man (GM): It starts playing the diet pepsi song. Item found--dead ahead.
Aetos: "That thing... is MADE of ITEMS?" *He shrugs and tries to poke it with his spear... no special attacks, just 'using' my weapon.*
Metal Man (GM): It is armored, but your attack hits it.
Aetos lastly tries to summon a melee item.
Metal Man (GM): *BZAP* You take 5 damage from touching it with your spear.
Metal Man (GM): Enemies with Zap Tap? Good gravy!
Aetos: *Super Mushroom!*
Julian Sawyer: "...Did you do that just to annoy me?"
Aetos has no more actions. "Do what?..."
Julian Sawyer: "Make your spear play the Diet Pepsi song."
Metal Man (GM): The robot turns towards Julian, and fires the harpoon at him.
Aetos: "Nah. ..."
Julian Sawyer: "It seems like something you would do just to annoy me-GAH!" *Moves out da way! Moves out da way! Moves out da way! Robot sucks at rerolling! Robot sucks at rerolling!* "Make your spear play the Diet Pepsi song." *Robot sucks at rerolling! Moves out da way!*
Metal Man (GM): Aaaaand we all know why robots with lucky x6 don't prosper. So it decides to machinegun you while reeling in the harpoon. 25 damage per hit... that's a gatling gun it has!
Julian Sawyer, while moving out of the way of the harpoon, gets grazed by 2 shots but gets directly hit by the Crit. "Hey! That's not cool! Take this!" *Julian launches his Fedora/Alys' Slasher at the Zombot again.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Julian Sawyer: *Catches his hat on the return.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot seems unphased but damaged.
Julian Sawyer: "This is workin' out awesome..."
Aribar takes out his sword (Quickdraw) while casting Agility and Swords Dance on himself before rushing forward to stab the robot.
Metal Man (GM): That unblinking red mono-eye is certainly freaky.
Julian Sawyer: "Ari! Hit me with a cu-nevermind..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Aribar takes 5 electric damage from his direct attack.
Aribar is barely shocked by the attack.
Aetos calls a Dark wind towards Mr. item monster.
Metal Man (GM): Your dark wind hits him... and does absolutely nothing.
Julian Sawyer: "Aribar! Heal me next time!"
Metal Man (GM): It appears to eat up stuff like magic too!
Aribar responds with a nod.
Aetos picks up the shroom, then attacks with a shish kebob. *Super Size'd.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. You take another 5 electric damage.
Aetos: *Bzz'd again.*
Metal Man (GM): It decides, firstly, to fire the harpoon at Julian. After totally missing him, it strafes Aribar...
Julian Sawyer: *Too Legit To Be Hit.*
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage per hit... And Aetos! 25 damage per hit.
Aribar is hit two times before dodging the final three shots thanks to his spell...
Aetos gets hit by all due to his large size...
Julian Sawyer: *More Fedora Throwing!*
Metal Man (GM): More hits.
Julian Sawyer: *More catching of the hat on the return.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot appears to be taking quite a bit of damage now, it looks defeatable.
Aribar casts two Cures on Julian for a total healage of 64% HP and one on Aetos for 32% HP.
Aetos mumbles... "DIE!!!!!!One!!!11!!!111!!!?" *He drills three times...*
Metal Man (GM): 15 electric damage. It's like drilling an electrified robot. Which you are. All hit.
Aetos: *One crit.*
Metal Man (GM): And that's the way the cookie--err, robot-- crumbles. +1000 EXP ...Wait a minute... how many dead robots have still-functional eyes? *BZZZZZP* It reassembles, good as new. And it's still its turn! ...Minus an action. It fires its harpoon at Aetos.
Aribar: "... This thing won't stay down..."
Metal Man (GM): 100 damage if that hits.
Aetos wonders if he is still super-sized?
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Your AC is also reduced by 12 by that attack...
Aetos lets out a quiet "Blaahhh" and dies.
Metal Man (GM): As it opens fire on you with the machinegun!
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell."
Aetos is dead anyways.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos's corpse is shot into... you guessed it... Burning shreds. Musta been a freaky robot just like this which trashed this place. Except... why does it look like this robot was destroyed the same way?
Julian Sawyer: *Fedora!*
Metal Man (GM): Three hits.
Julian Sawyer: *225 damage!*
Metal Man (GM): Clearly, whatever you used to kill it the first time was ineffective. There must be some way to kill it permanently.
Julian Sawyer: "...Maybe I could steal its head..."
Metal Man (GM): At least, you didn't appear to have killed that eye when the body fell apart.
Julian Sawyer: "...Aetos, aim for the eye with an Impale."
Metal Man (GM): The blood red eye continues staring into your souls.
Aetos responds with his dead arm twitching from slight electricity.
Julian Sawyer: "...Or not."
Aribar attempts to rush up and stabbinate that eye...
Metal Man (GM): Three hits; 15 electric damage to you. Your sword attacks are so weak that they don't damage it.
Aetos revives and keeps a white shiny aura around him.
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos! Aim for the eye with an Impale!"
Julian Sawyer: "KILL! KILL! KILL!"
Aetos charges it and tries to Impale its eye!
Metal Man (GM): 5 electric damage, of course. Roll it.
Aetos also assumes his Mushroom effect is gone.
Metal Man (GM): Of course it's gone. El hit. The eye actually flickers. You dealt heavy damage to it. However, it's still barely active.
Aetos tries to normal punch the eye.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. 5 electric damage to you from the punch... And you knock the eye off of the body. The robot crumbles into debris and stays that way. +100 EXP
Julian Sawyer: "Alright."
Metal Man (GM): And... now, let me roll this. The eye shatters into a million pieces. A shame, it looked useful.
Julian Sawyer: "Huh..."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is clear...
Julian Sawyer: *Moves on.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on a little, and reach a literal wall of debris. It's too thick to clear.
Aetos activates the item finder again... just in case.
Julian Sawyer: "Ari, you mind curing me to full? ..."
Metal Man (GM): The item finder beeps that music again.
Julian Sawyer: "Well -CENSORED-. ..."
Metal Man (GM): Items--somewhere up ahead.
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos..."
Julian Sawyer: "Get that changed..."
Aetos slowly walks forward... looks around him.
Aetos: "I paid 1.5k for this!"
Aribar: "I'll try..." *Four cures on Julian and another 4 on himself. 128% each.*
Julian Sawyer: *Would use a porthole marker... But he sold it.*
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right.
Julian Sawyer: "And it was a waste of coins!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian: *teh cured*, etc. A large pile of rubble blocks the way ahead. There is no way deeper, that you can all see, but there is most obviously something here. There has to be; supposedly the pit kept on going.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright... how we gonna get around this..."
Aetos's Item Locator was going off.
Metal Man (GM): Indeed.
Aribar walks over to the pile blocking their way and wonders how much explosive power would be needed to destroy it... "Hrm... I think I may have an idea."
Julian Sawyer: "And that would be?"
Aetos looks around them, waiting for them to open it, while looking for the item as well.
Aribar: "... Blow the rubble up."
Digifanatic: "It's a possibility."
Julian Sawyer: "...And how do we accomplish that, Dr. Genius?"
Aribar chuckles. "Stand back and watch."
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *He stands back a bit...*
Julian Sawyer: *Backs the -CENSORED- up.*
Aribar himself stands back about thirty feet from the rubble if the room allows him to do so... Then the elf holds out the palm of his hand and begins to charge magical energies in front of it...
Metal Man (GM): The area begins to be lit up by the energy.
Aetos looks through the corpse of the cube static thingy enemy for anything.
Julian Sawyer: "This better not kill us too..."
Aribar: "It hopefully won't... Much."
Metal Man (GM): The magic finishes charging up.
Aribar charges the spell up for a little over a minute (If 1 combat round = 1/2 a minute) before a large beam of pure electricity is fired at the rocks, hopefully somehow putting a dent in the debris before them... A level 7 Terrorbolt.
Metal Man (GM): *KER-BLAMMO!*
Julian Sawyer: *Shields his eyes.*
Metal Man (GM): The rocks... aye... a whole bunch of rubble is blasted away.
Digifanatic covers his ears and his eyes...
Aetos shudders at the massive electricity flowing around.
Metal Man (GM): You unearth a passageway.
Julian Sawyer: "...Good job Ari. AETOS! Get over here! We're moving on." *Heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): A passageway which leads to... ...the bridge of a space ship?
Digifanatic opens up and starts to follow the passageway. "Whoa..."
Metal Man (GM): A pile of rubble leads up to a broken window on the bridge. you can climb on in.
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell."
Aribar: "There we go... Now let's just hope it doesn't cave in!" *Picks up the torch from wherever it was and continues.*
Julian Sawyer: *Has the torch. Heads in.*
Digifanatic walks up and in.
Metal Man (GM): You walk on in... and you can see from here the definite signs of a crashed ship. In fact, the systems are still on... There's a nice big thing written on the console you walked over. 'ARCHELAGO'
Julian Sawyer: "...Aw hell. This is the Quester Hunter's ship."
Metal Man (GM): Several chairs are in this place; a bunch of consoles are here, but only the main one functions.
Julian Sawyer: "How'd it get here?"
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Aribar narrows his eyes as he reads the name, not quite remembering it.
Metal Man (GM): Under it, is written...
Julian Sawyer: *Checks out the main one, taking out the data disk he picked up.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Flagship of Apocalypse Group' The main one... has its own built-in monitor. It appears functional. do you turn it on? The systems are functional, but it's in standby mode.
Julian Sawyer: *Flicks da switch* "Yo! Wake up!"
Aribar shakes his head... "I don't even know where this stuff was on Nintendus... Why and how did Kuja transport it here?"
Computer: "Archelago Systems Online."
Digifanatic: "No clue... but it's more crazy nostalgia..."
Computer: "Commander Denon is AWOL; crew is mostly dead. Severe damage to engines. Power at 25%."
Aetos: "Would this stuff help Simber get ... better?"
Julian Sawyer: *Looks for someplace he can pop the disk in.*
Computer: "Recent logs indicate treason by Dr. Eggman. Attempt to capture Smithy's ruins have failed."
Metal Man (GM): You find one, right in the main console.
Julian Sawyer: "I think only stuff from the stadium would help." *Pops it in.*
Computer: "Reading disk..."
Metal Man (GM): The screen pops up. It's Professor Oak.
Professor Oak: "If you are hearing this, the Stadium has been destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit intermittent, static here and there, but you seem to be able to get the gist of it.
Professor Oak: "I have put together an emergency plan to reconstitute essential services as much as possible. There is not much that can be done without the power generators, though. In Dr. Light's lab, there are various schematics for machinery of the stadium."
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome."
Professor Oak: "Using this disk, unlock the files and use them. They will help in repairing or building anew critical systems. Above all, get as many smashers back as possible."
Julian Sawyer: "...They're kinda in statues, but will do."
Digifanatic: .oO(Now if only he can explain the whole--never mind...)
Aribar: "... I wonder when he recorded this?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Stop thinking about that, dude...) "No clue."
Professor Oak: "Finally, I have managed to hide a secret weapon in the basement of the now-destroyed Stadium."
Julian Sawyer: "Sah-weet."
Professor Oak: "That is all."
Aetos: "Mmm... Secret weapons."
Metal Man (GM): The disk turns off. Wolfman appears... clearly this is old.
Julian Sawyer: *Takes it out. Or not.*
Wolfman: "Greetings, whoever may find this disk."
Julian Sawyer: *He doesn't. That's bad if it's still playing.*
Wolfman: "The stadium must be gone. Obtain the fighter remote immediately... it is needed desperately. It can be used to heal or revive any Smashers who may be hurt."
Julian Sawyer: "Metal's got it, right?"
Wolfman: "I may not survive the destruction. In which case, Bowler Dude is to become leader."
Digifanatic: "Oh, for..."
Wolfman: "I hope Klumsy can put up with him... they never did get along."
Julian Sawyer: "...Bowler Dude?"
Digifanatic: "How did you even come across him?"
Aetos: "Who ARE these people?"
Julian Sawyer: "He's a recording, Digi."
Digifanatic: "He was an old guy that came across SSQ a while back."
Wolfman: "...Should THEY be dead, then I give control to... uhhh..."
Digifanatic: "Back when I was first here..."
Wolfman: "Well... ...Star Steel! Yes... he has... good... gum-chewing abilities!"
Julian Sawyer: "... Huh."
Wolfman: "...Beyond that, I suggest reorganizing the Stadium. Perhaps a leader is not needed? Perhaps an equal democratic society would suffice. Above all... long live the Stadium! Oh. Right. I almost forgot. No guns, alcohol, or ranged weapons!"
Metal Man (GM): Yet another thing comes on. Hopefully the last one, these are awfully dry. You see... Klumsy?!?!?!?!
Julian Sawyer: "...What the hell? A turtle with X-Ray spec?"
Klumsy: "Well, the stadium must be destroyed. If you're hearing my voice now, at least."
Aetos: "What the heck... weird."
Digifanatic: "Another old guy..."
Klumsy: "I don't know how old this is, and I definitely can't bet that I'd be alive if somebody could do such a thing. But since no one will ever hear this message besides you, I might as well speak about some important issues."
Julian Sawyer: "He's a turtle with X-Ray glasses! Did you people take anyone off the street or something?"
Klumsy: "If the stadium is destroyed, what's the point again in rebuilding it? Nah, I say you become FAR cooler."
Aetos blinks some.
Klumsy: "Those lazy fighters don't even seem to want to protect their own kingdoms..."
Aribar: "... At first I think they did, Julian."
Klumsy: "First, fire or eliminate those bums that Wolfman let in. You know, Skyhigh, Linkshot, Digi. They're all too poor to do well."
Aetos looks for a fast forward button anywhere obvious.
Klumsy: "Next, get a flashy name! Like... Dark Avengers or something. I don't know."
Aetos: "Is this guy worth listening to anyways?"
Digifanatic chuckles a bit...
Klumsy: "Then, get guns. Guns, alcohol, explosives, it's all good. Just as long as you know how to use them."
Julian Sawyer: "He's an old quester, so yes."
Klumsy: "Oh! Right. I have to use up the last 15 minutes of this disk."
Aetos: "But he's-- blah."
Klumsy: "Now then, if I die, I have a whole holo-tomb built."
Aribar mumbles a curse about that tomb.
Julian Sawyer: "That's most likely not standing anymore..."
Klumsy: "I was thinking you could use that as your headquarters. I could order you all around without that Wolfman interfering. You could fight Zio all the time! No more wimpy missions to save some marshmallow land. And get cool weapons, instead of some lame coins."
Klumsy: "But if you mess up, I'm taking all your coins."
Julian Sawyer: "No, marshmallow."
Klumsy: "...I'm just going to end this boring, strangely mandated request from Wolfman with something serious. Whatever you do, don't go out and mess up anything that does survive."
Aribar: "... Anyone think we've failed at that last request so far?"
Klumsy: "You know, it might actually HELP you, and you might need it against whatever can destroy the stadium. I hope you have good luck, you bunch of random people will need it."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Then... there it is. The ACTUAL final thing on there. Dr. Light, of course.
Julian Sawyer: "dammit! Why won't this thing END?!"
Dr. Light: "I was assigned to compile this information on this disk. So, I decided you might need some power-ups to help in your Quest to restore the Stadium. Or whatever Klumsy was talking about. This disk has a secret program in it which will direct you to a cache of special things I have been making. Please take good care of these weapons. Because I can't make any more, especially if my lab is gone."
Metal Man (GM): The disk ends... showing a sort of map.
Aetos: "And if he is dead... or a statue."
Metal Man (GM): ...This 'cache' of weapons is apparently a bit further below. Like, a couple hundred feet. You can use this disk on your dex, at least, on the working dex. There's a door that leads deeper into the ruined halls of the Archelago.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Ari."
Julian Sawyer: *Takes the disk out* "Alright... Let's go." *Heads towards the door.*
Aetos: "That was... long and boring."
Digifanatic: "Is Mr. Monster's Dex in better shape than ours? Or is it still rather unfunctionable?"
Metal Man (GM): You can already see what's in the next room.
Aetos blinks at Digi's remark... and tries to put the map onto his dex... unless Julian taking the disk out turned it off.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You get the map on your dex.
Aribar: "His dex is roughly four years old... Same as mine, which is actually Klumsy's dex..."
Aetos runs up to Julian and follows behind him.
Metal Man (GM): It was the room where Aribar conferenced with Denon and everyone in the Apocalypse group.
Aribar: "So I think it is in the same condition." *He is following the others now...*
Metal Man (GM): The doors to the left and right are buried; no chance of exploring those areas now. This large conference room is filled with chairs and mementos of Apocalypse group. There's only one way left: Down. There's a trapdoor open dead ahead, with stairs leading down from it.
Julian Sawyer: "Well, there you go." *Heads down it.*
Digifanatic follows Julian down.
Aetos shrugs and follows.
Aribar glances about the room a bit before following the others.
Metal Man (GM): Down here is where things get interesting. You see a ruined staging room for invasion. There's computers everywhere, but sadly the way backwards from the way you're facing is buried.
Aetos: "Hey it looks like where the tactician introduces his schemes and movements of the groups. I think..."
Metal Man (GM): You'd notice especially the fact that the computers are all on and functional to be weird. And another way forward, which actually goes somewhere!
Digifanatic walks over to a computer first.
Metal Man (GM): It shows radar, as well as current commands. 'ABANDON SHIP' is on it in big red letters as the last command.
Aetos looks with Digi.
Metal Man (GM): The radar is currently nonfunctional, since everything around is a target.
Aetos: "Did they think it was gonna blow or somethin'?"
Julian Sawyer: "They were under attack."
Metal Man (GM): There's another one. A battle report.
Julian Sawyer: "See? Check it."
Digifanatic looks at the report.
Metal Man (GM): Most likely in the process of construction during the final fight of the ship.
Aribar checks out the battle report as well...
BATTLE REPORT: "Denon has left us. Most of our high-profile members are gone. Our ship was mostly abandoned. We flew aimlessly about, terrorizing the world, hiding from everyone."
Digifanatic: "Ooh, that's gotta sting."
BATTLE REPORT: "The so-called 'Thirteen Gentlemen' were ultimately destroyed, including our leader."
Aribar frowns, not knowing whether to be ashamed or not...
BATTLE REPORT: "However, our resolve remains strong. We can---"
Metal Man (GM): It then continues, resumed later on from there.
BATTLE REPORT: "Our ship has been transported to a distant world. This corresponds with the defeat of The Void by the Questers. Most of the crew is dead. Some have gone mad and fled into the surrounding countryside."
Julian Sawyer: "Which defeat..."
BATTLE REPORT: "Our ship is slowly sinking under the ground."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: The date indicates the first defeat of The Void.
BATTLE REPORT: "The Lizardmen dislike us. We shall persevere..."
Metal Man (GM): It ends there.
Julian Sawyer: "I disagree."
Metal Man (GM): You can see light streaming in from the next room.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, you done reading? Let's go." *Moves ahead.*
Aetos: "What's that?" *He goes too.*
Digifanatic follows onward.
Metal Man (GM): You enter...
Aribar shakes his head, confused by that last report and wondering if things have been teleported from Nintendus to here or not... The elf follows the others and continues his pondering.
Metal Man (GM): You reach some sort of cryostasis room. There's 4 rows of 5 chambers, but only eight have people in them.
Julian Sawyer: "...Frozen dead people. Great." *Checks 'em out.*
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *He does so as well.*
Metal Man (GM): They're average crew members.
Aribar hastens his step a bit, trying to find the exit to the room and get past...
Aetos: "Hey... you sure they are dead?..."
Metal Man (GM): More explanation can be found on another nearby computer, which has the following on it. 'We have put ourselves in a state of cryostasis because this planet is uninhabitable at the moment.'
Julian Sawyer: *Checks it out.*
Metal Man (GM): 'There are no friendly cultures and the rest of our members starved to death. A few actually disappeared, but they are presumed dead. We remain here, bereft of organization, and in need of help.' Aribar: There's a big tear in the wall straight ahead. No more ship here. Instead, you see a cave.
Aetos: "What about that one guy... your slave, Ari? Wasn't he one of them?"
Metal Man (GM): Although it's a dark cave. There's also nearby controls.
Julian Sawyer: *That's why Julian has the torch.*
Aribar: "I-i don't have a slave... Let's continue." *The elf exits the ship through the tear.*
Julian Sawyer: "Should we wake them up?"
Aetos: "Wait... I don't know but..." *He checks the map too see if the way Ari goes is the way to the weapon stash.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar enters the dark cave. He can hardly see anything. The way Ari goes is dead towards the weapons stash. In fact, your weapon begins playing the Diet Pepsi song again.
Julian Sawyer: "We'll figure that out later..." *Heads into the cave with the torch* "Aetos, change the tune or else."
Aetos: "Hey... what the..."
Aribar unsheaths Moonlight and a pale blue glow is emitted from it.
Aetos can see in the dark nonetheless.
Metal Man (GM): As you enter the cave with various glowing or light-like thingies and/or sight of the dark...
Digifanatic follows with the others, relying on everything else...
Metal Man (GM): You reach a fork in the road. The ceilings are filled with the stalagmites and stalactites. The rock is strangely green around here...
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos, check the map."
Aetos: "Uh... ok." *He looks at the map again.*
Metal Man (GM): The left way leads to treasure, arrr.
Aetos points left.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads left yarrr!*
Digifanatic: "Hey hey hey hey... That might be a trap."
Aetos: "Well... uh... So?"
Digifanatic INT checks to see if that way might be a trap...
Aetos goes with Julian the pirate man.
Aribar follows Julian and jests. "A good reason for Julian to go first then."
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* Well, too late for you to really check. Because Julian steps on a pressure plate and gets a spear through his foot. 35 damage to Julian.
Julian Sawyer: "ARIGH!"
Digifanatic: "See, I..."
Metal Man (GM): You would notice, in the light, pressure plates scattered about the floor.
Julian Sawyer: *Takes his foot off the spear.*
Metal Man (GM): However, now that you're looking at them, you can just avoid them.
Julian Sawyer: *Avoids, then.*
Metal Man (GM): You all reach a door.
Digifanatic tries to carefully avoid them as well.
Metal Man (GM): Made out of this weird green material. The door has no doorknob. Instead, it has four blocks, and four slots.
Julian Sawyer: "...I hate these kinds of puzzles..."
Metal Man (GM): Each block has letters written on one side.
Aribar follows the others, avoiding the traps.
Aetos: "A Key puzzle!"
Metal Man (GM): Block one: Hsats Block Two: Aew th Block Three: Gil rd Block Four: Nop
Aetos: "Stash! That is the first one!"
Metal Man (GM): The four slots are arranged in a neat row.
Aetos: "I bet we make a sentence."
Aetos cluelessly puts Block One into slot 4.
Digifanatic sees is the slots are in a row, 2X2, etc.
Aribar: "... How do just 'th' and 'rd' make words?"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos is hit by an electric shock for 35 damage. Digi: Slots in a row.
Metal Man (GM): The block is also ejected onto the ground.
Julian Sawyer: "This is why you're not allowed to touch things."
Aetos frowns "Well the second one..."
Metal Man (GM): This puzzle shouldn't be too hard. There's only 16 different combinations.
Aetos: "Whe at?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Maybe it's backwards... That first block spells 'stash' when you read it the other way."
Aetos: "Rd... Dr?"
Digifanatic: "Dr. Ligth?"
Aribar puts the first block in the second space.
Digifanatic: "Dr. Light, sorry..."
Metal Man (GM): ZAP 35 electric damage.
Digifanatic: "Dr. Light weapon stash."
Aetos: "Yeah!" *He puts block one in slot one.*
Digifanatic puts the blocks in this order from left-to-right: 1, 4, 2, 3. "If it's not this it's the other order."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos has an encore shock of 35 damage before Digi starts sticking stuff in...
Aetos: "Can't be... I tried block one in slot 4."
Metal Man (GM): Oops. One moment.
Aetos almost dies.
Metal Man (GM): No shock for Aetos.
Aetos doesn't almost die.
Metal Man (GM): Hsats NopAew thGil rd *BZT* It flips the letters around. Dr Light Weapon Stash.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright."
Metal Man (GM): *DING* The door slowly rises up... ..And reveals a telephone booth.
Digifanatic: "Sweet. WHAT?!"
Julian Sawyer: "... Maybe it's a secret elevator." *Steps in.*
Aetos: "Or maybe ... not."
Metal Man (GM): You step in. It looks like an ordinary telephone booth.
Aribar mutters, "Or another trap..."
Metal Man (GM): The little keys have letters on them, just like an ordinary telephone system.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Poke.*
Aetos: "Hey! Do you see a telephone book?"
Metal Man (GM): You press a random number. BZZZT 5 electric damage.
Metal Man (GM): That is, to Julian. There's a phone book, yes.
Julian Sawyer: "Gah!" *Opens it.*
Aetos: "Hey lets try lo-- ok..."
Metal Man (GM): It lists various businesses in Toad Town.
Aetos: "Try... to look up... Dr. Light maybe?"
Julian Sawyer: *He's a lookin'.*
Metal Man (GM): You see 'Dr. Light' Under it is listed 'Transcribe alphabetic symbols into numbers'
Aetos: "I got it!"
Aetos pushes 375-4448
Metal Man (GM): BEEP The telephone suddenly booth, which all of you fall in, goes down and reaches place of bottom new area. I mean it goes down like an elevator, and you enter another, lower area. You're getting closer to the stash...
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, that puts us deeper underground."
Aribar: "Hrm... I'm beginning to wonder if we really should be going this way..."
Aetos: "Hey guys... I forgot that you guys forgot about Dr. Light's blueprints or schematics for the equipment upstairs... I just remembered you forgot though."
Aribar: "We can head back..."
Metal Man (GM): But there's one of those cranks next to a large circular door. A riddle is above it.
Julian Sawyer: "We'll get them on the way back."
Aetos: "I love this man."
Riddle: "Turn turn turn, direction sun moves when you face it."
Aetos: "Turn right..."
Digifanatic: "No, it moves to the left..."
Julian Sawyer: *Turns it east.*
Digifanatic: "Our left..."
Aetos: "Where I'm from it goes right."
Metal Man (GM): You turn it to the right, and the door begins to open. In fact, it fully opens.
Digifanatic: "Now you said you were from Earth, but where?"
Aetos: "Why?" *He walks in.*
Digifanatic: "Never mind."
Julian Sawyer: *Heads in.*
Digifanatic: "Not important. We're moving through." *He follows.*
Metal Man (GM): You reach a large room with four pedestals. On top of each is some sort of weapon.
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome!"
Metal Man (GM): First one looks like a chainsaw. The second, a rocket launcher.
Metal Man (GM): The third, a... revolving chair. And the fourth, why, it's strange-looking lightning rod.
Aribar stands back, not approaching the items.
Julian Sawyer: *INT Checks for traps.*
Aetos eyes the chainsaw... then the rocket launcher and possibly the revolving chair. "Aribar... you should get that rod. You deserve it at least."
Metal Man (GM): Looks just fine to you. Well, it would look fine, except for the fact that you just heard something enter the room behind you, Julian.
Julian Sawyer: *Turns around.*
Aribar shakes his head. "That thing would attract lightning to me every time there's a storm... No thanks."
Metal Man (GM): ...Why look! It's those blueprints you missed.
Metal Man (GM): That's good, except you see that they're oddly glowing.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aetos: "I knew it was a bad idea to forget you forgot them..."
Julian Sawyer: "We'd get them on the way back!"
Metal Man (GM): The blueprints stop glowing. A wireframe appears in its place.
Aetos: "A little late now..."
Julian Sawyer: "...A wireframe?"
Metal Man (GM): A wireframe... which floats on over to the weapons.
Aribar blinks, a bit surprised to be seeing a wireframe here...
Metal Man (GM): *Insert 'Enemy Appear' music from Megaman games.*
Digifanatic: "Oh no it doesn't..."
Metal Man (GM): The wireframe suddenly sports four arms, turns into a robotic-y looking thing, and in each arm, picks up those weapons... which merge into it. It then reveals itself to be an angular monster, much like a porygon, except it's shiny blue.
Digifanatic: "Oh no it didn'tttttttt!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Well crap."
???: "Thank you for leading me to the weapons."
Aribar: "... What are you?"
Aetos lets out a tear.
???: "Dr. Light accidentally created me in a lab accident."
Julian Sawyer: "You're a wireframe."
???: "I made sure to destroy his lab, but he was not around when I appeared. I have an excellent capability to assimilate data. Unfortunately he had no weapons. The lab was filled with strange people, who I destroyed. Now that you have lead me to these weapons, I shall prove the superiority of machines over people."
Julian Sawyer: "It's been tried and disproved, pal."
Aribar: "... I hate to break it to you, but you're practically the only machine on this planet... And there really isn't any technology to create any more."
Project 42: "I am project 42. Nothing is impossible. I can assimilate the rare elements that are in these caves."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Project 42: "Battle mode activated."
Aribar: "... Alright then... Why must you prove that machines are superior to people? Why can we not just get along?"
Digifanatic: "This is the only time I will hate you, Douglas Adams..."
Aetos: "42... what an... odd number."
Digifanatic: "It's from a book. Hence the name I just mentioned."
Project 42: "All intruders must be terminated. You are an intruder. You must be terminated."
Metal Man (GM): It's obviously a glitch of some kind.
Aribar: "..." *The elf shakes his head and sighs.* "Let's get this over with then..."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Project 42.
Julian Sawyer: "You ain't nothin'!" *Dashes towards Project 42 and aims a right hook at him.*
Metal Man (GM): Your right hook hits him dead-on. You hit for 60 damage, yup.
Julian Sawyer: *Awesome. Julian follows this up with a left straight punch and an uppercut.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit and hit.
Julian Sawyer then jumps back to the group.
Project 42: "Destroy. Kill. Annihilate."
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up."
Metal Man (GM): It floats over to Julian and... assaults him with the revolving chair. 15 damage + confuse per hit. Then it fires a rocket at him ..I should say, the back of its own head. It takes 100 damage. Then it tries to slice Julian's right arm off with the chainsaw.
Julian Sawyer: *Gets hit many times via revolving chair and is confused in the resulting damage* "Whoa..."
Metal Man (GM): 2 rounds of confusion.
Julian Sawyer stumbles out of the way of that one.
Digifanatic starts off with a Fire Punch to that 42 thing.
Julian Sawyer: "I can't see straight..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. All hit.
Digifanatic finishes with a Hyper Beam Matrix. "Sorry, no Fury this time, Julian... had mindset on other things."
Julian Sawyer: "I can't see! Why does it matter?"
Aribar mumbles some arcane words and flings his hand out towards Julian, Digifanatic, and Aetos, coating them all with a Barrier spell... They take half physical damage for 3 turns.
Aetos: "This is for Life, The Universe, and EVERYTHING!" *He charges the wireframe and impales it with his spear.*
Julian Sawyer: "...That is so lame."
Digifanatic: "I should not have said a word."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: "But it's still worth a chuckle."
Aetos summons a dark wind at Project 42. He thinks he gets really close but misses... barely... after said missing, he uses his last action to drill his spear into 42!
Metal Man (GM): Barely miss, then miss and miss.
Metal Man (GM): Wait. You want a chance to hit the enemy, don't you? @_@
Julian Sawyer: "Eeny meeny miney KILL!" *Julian picks three random targets and takes the feather off his fedora, which grows in size, catches on fire, and splits into 3. Julian then launches a PK Fire Feather at Aribar, and two at Project 42*
Aribar: "H-hey!" *The elf tries to futilely dodge the fiery feather.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit Project 42 twice.
Aribar is burned badly by the feather and loses two actions.
Aetos: "Fiery feather onslaught! Neat-o."
Aribar: "Not... When you're on the receiving end... Gah..."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari! Do you have Esuna or something?"
Aribar: "I've never heard of such a spell..."
Julian Sawyer: "Learn it!"
Metal Man (GM): Project 42 uses his two actions to fire lightning at Julian, then Aribar. Let's see... first, 10 lightning attacks at Julian. 35 electric damage per hit.
Metal Man (GM): These ones go at Aribar, dealing 35 electric damage per hit.
Aetos: "I wish I had that chainsaw right now."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Julian Sawyer: *Blasted into a wall via lightning -1 LIFE.*
Digifanatic starts off by using a Fire Ruby while he can... He then uses another HBM...
Metal Man (GM): Two hits, then.
Aribar takes the first lightning bolt hard and the second bolt just singes the elf's hair a bit.
Digifanatic does a round of Celestial Fury (+24) He Eye Spies Project 42
Aetos: "Aribar! Do you have a fire spell?"
Aribar: "... I do, but I am not sure if it will decide to be a fire spell or not." *He first drains a Blue Potion, holding his two actions for a bit. He fires a Thundara and Thunder at the wireframe for a respective 122% and 30% lightning damage... Also, 2 turns left for the barriers.*
Aetos defends thrice.
Julian Sawyer: *A generic blue warp portal opens up on the floor where Julian stood before being blasted through a wall, but quickly turns red as Julian rises out of it with a Vengeful aura.* "That ain't gonna help ya!" *Julian's Vengeful Aura flares up even larger as he activates Psychotic, then he seemingly teleports towards 42 with incredibly velocity, smacking him upside the head with a Psycho Vengeful Haymaker.*
Metal Man (GM): Anything else?
Julian Sawyer then follows that up with another Psycho Haymaker, his aura fading but still visible.
Metal Man (GM): Project 42 goes on ahead and spreads the lo---I mean pain. He shoots one rocket apieace at Aribar, Aetos, Julian, and Digi respectively.
Julian Sawyer: *ROCKET'D!*
Digifanatic is missed.
Metal Man (GM): 100 damage.
Aetos growls at the ONLY one he couldn't defend.
Digifanatic starts off with another HBM... He ODs as a result of that second one...
Julian Sawyer: *Speaking of Which...*
Digifanatic continues with... He Fire Punches P42...
Julian Sawyer jumps up as his Rocket Boots kick in as he O-O-O-O-OVERDRIVES!
Digifanatic continues with another Icy Bicycle Kick *WONDER CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): Wunderbar kritikal. I mean 120 ice damage and frozen-ness.
Digifanatic does Eye Spy though. "We're getting there guys."
Aribar casts Thundara (122% Electric), Aeroblast (122% Wind), and Sonic Boom (30%, ignores damage-reducing abilities).
Metal Man (GM): Aetos has until I finish this Chalupa to do his turn.
Julian Sawyer flies towards 42, and grabs him by the face with great force, covering said face with his entire palm. "You're outta here!" *Julian then spins really fast in midair, taking 42 along with him, then launches him skyward with incredible force! ATLUS TOSS* He flies back to the group, Psychotic Mode having deactivated itself earlier.
Metal Man (GM): Project 42 is unable to fight back, being frozen. It breaks out, though.
Digifanatic decides to go: Fire Punch-HBM-Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): Project 42 begins to glitch.
Project 42: "Error... error... unable to process damage to physical structure."
Metal Man (GM): It begins glitching out.
Digifanatic Eye Spies during this glitching... if it's necessary.
Julian Sawyer: "Uh-oh."
Metal Man (GM): Digi: Ahhhh! Your brain!
Digifanatic: "Oh no, not this again..."
Metal Man (GM): By eye spying it your mind is overflowed with glitch numbers. The thing finishes glitching... It makes a weird sounding mechanical noise and is now a weird floating block of static with eyes. *BATTLE Part 2: Questers vs. Missingno* Digi: The numbers stop swirling around in your head.
Julian Sawyer: "...Jebus. What the hell is that?!"
Digifanatic: "I have NO clue."
Garrick Fy`aar smashes in throw the ceiling, feet first.
Julian Sawyer: "...How'd you break your way through all that solid rock? You could have taken the elevator, y'know."
Garrick Fy`aar: "...but... this was faster..."
Metal Man (GM): Missingno uses double water gun!
Julian Sawyer: "Have you been picking your way through the rock all this time?"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...no..."
Digifanatic: "This is not to be of concern."
Julian Sawyer: "Then how'd you do it?"
Aribar: "... Less talking, more killing!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is hit by double water gun for 80 damage!
Garrick Fy`aar: "The elf has a po--DAH!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Alright, what first..." *He flies at Missingno and PUNCHES IT!*
Metal Man (GM): *GLITCH* Your hand turns into a chair!
Julian Sawyer: "...WHAT THE -CENSORED-?!"
Metal Man (GM): What do you do next?
Julian Sawyer: *Can't attack, too busy freaking out. Defends instead.*
Digifanatic is really unsure as to what to do... he starts by giving the group a Megalixir. "I hope you guys need it..."
Metal Man (GM): Julian's chair hand turns into egg beaters as a result.
Digifanatic then tries to use a HBM at Missingo.
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, that's KINDA better..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Julian's egg beaters morph into a teddy bear.
Digifanatic finishes off by defending.
Julian Sawyer: "...JEEZ!"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos's dex happens to turn on and talk at this moment. For free!
Digifanatic: "Isn't this screwed up?"
Metal Man (GM): *DING.*
Dex: "Missingno. Glitch pokemon. It is known to appear when there is an error in the creation of a digital pokemon. Do not touch it, for it will cause unexplained and random strange things to happen to your cellular structure."
Aetos: "He, I'm-a back."
Julian Sawyer: "Should have told me that earlier!"
Dex: "It is weak against attacks which fix errors. You can also attempt to catch it in a poke-ball, but that can cause bad side-effects. Stats, HP, and most statistics unknown. A list of known attacks:."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... fixing errors..."
Metal Man (GM): Double Water Gun: 80 Water damage Sky attack: Charge up for one turn, then deal instant 140 wind damage.
Dex: "End of information."
Digifanatic: .oO(Hey, he stole my kick!)
Garrick Fy`aar frowns, drawing the M150 and taking two rounds worth of shots, then defending his last action, since that seems to be the style around this time.
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Missingno. Doesn't even move.
Digifanatic: "Now what kind of attack would fix errors? Would a normal healing attack do that? And after sealing Mewthree, I'm not taking any chances for myself..."
Garrick Fy`aar glances about, if he can, for a computer of some sort...
Aribar: "Hrm... Heal!" *The elf tries a Cure spell on Missingno. 32% healage.*
Aetos: "Clever... If only we had battle chips!"
Digifanatic: "I'm not guaranteeing anything... but it might work."
Julian Sawyer: "Battle what?"
Aetos: "Hrm... a megaman thing."
Aribar attempts to determine if that helped or harmed the creature before continuing his assault.
Metal Man (GM): The heal spell hits the missingno. A whole bunch of weird noises occur.
Aetos: "This won't end well."
Julian Sawyer: "My freaking hand..."
Metal Man (GM): It then shoots a cloud of errors into Aribar. Aribar is healed 32%.
Garrick Fy`aar: "You've had worse, Julian..."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't seem to have been hurt.
Julian Sawyer: "MY HAND IS A FREAKING TEDDY BEAR!"
Aetos looks at Julian's hand... "It's cute!"
Digifanatic: "Meh, it was worth a shot."
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up or I'll throw you at it!"
Garrick Fy`aar: "...does it squeak? It'd be kinda funny if it squeaked when you punched something."
Aetos: "Well that would be interesting."
Aribar: "Hrm... Add the random to the random..." *Downs a Green Potion and fires a totally random spell, Prismatic Ray.*
Aetos: "Hey... I bet if you touched it against Missingo, it would change into a rubber ducky!"
Julian Sawyer: *Silently smolders his anger...*
Metal Man (GM): The beam hits the missingno. What does it do?
Aribar fires a green ray of poisonous energy at the thing... Under normal circumstances, a Strength check (DC 20) is required to avoid instant death... Not sure about this.
Metal Man (GM): The Missingno instantly dies. However, it apparently isn't programmed how to die, so instead it sorta explodes into a million pieces and reforms.
Julian Sawyer: "...dammit!"
Metal Man (GM): It's now upside-down and glowing purple.
Digifanatic: "Dude, this is not right."
Julian Sawyer: "Think we should just run?"
Aribar: "Ummm... Yes."
Aetos: "Hmm... must be something else to do though."
Aribar starts back towards the elevator if allowed.
Metal Man (GM): You believe the best course of action is to attempt to use the digivice on it.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... here we go again..."
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps one of the error-checking utilities that must be on there will eliminate it?
Digifanatic: "Get ready, this could be fun."
Aetos: "I could try to summon an empty pokeball n catch it! But then I'd crash..."
Digifanatic: "No, don't."
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up!"
Aetos: "And my save file will be deleted... so I'd rather not."
Digifanatic takes out his old Digivice once again, to see what kind of insanity will develop... and to hope nothing will happen to Mewthree...
Digivice: "...ERROR DETECTED. DELETE."
Metal Man (GM): Missingno suddenly is... just that. Erased.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The four weapons fall out onto the ground.
Julian Sawyer: *Looks at his hand.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian's hand turns back into a hand.
Aetos: "Yay! Nice going Digi, I say you get first choice on one" *He grins.*
Julian Sawyer: "Good..."
Digifanatic: "I'll let you guys go first. I'm usually not into weapons."
Aetos: "It... looks like something for all of us though."
Digifanatic: "Five of us."
Metal Man (GM): +2555 EXP
Julian Sawyer: "Garrick left."
Aetos: "Garrick wasn't here when we first got here anyways..."
Digifanatic: "Alright, just take whatever. I'm not concern as to what I get."
Aetos: *Level, but not gonna do it quite yet.*
Julian Sawyer: "Chainsaw or Bazooka..." *Flips a coin.*
Aetos: "Well, I'm fine with the chainsaw, rocket launcher, or the chair..."
Julian Sawyer: *Takes the Bazooka.*
Aetos: "Lightning frightens me..."
Aribar starts back towards the elevator, but doesn't go in.
Aetos takes the chainsaw then.
Julian Sawyer: "You'll be taking the lighting rod then, Aribar?"
Aribar: "... Nope."
Julian Sawyer: "You gotta take something!"
Aribar: "What do you mean? I'm fine with nothing..."
Julian Sawyer: "Just take it!"
Aetos: "That rod might boost your lightning spells!"
Aribar: "Or it might kill me in the next storm." *The elf steps into the elevator/telephone booth.*
Digifanatic: *He follows the others, touching nothing.*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Digifanatic: *Is back above 40K in cash.*
Aetos: "Bah, it would kill ME in the next storm..."
Julian Sawyer: "Digi, grab the chair. We need to take these back to HQ regardless."
Digifanatic: "Okay. I'll get the rod and Ari can get the chair."
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever. Just take something."
Digifanatic: "Fair?" *He takes the lightning rod.*
Julian Sawyer: "WHAT-EV-ER."
Metal Man (GM): And now... we pause. You gain +5000 coins for that job.