Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 241: The Demise of Evil SIMBER
Date: 5:15:30 PM, September 27th; 4:17:39 PM, September 28th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Well then, where we last left off, everybody had just experienced the following strange turn of events. After receiving a mysterious message, the group went North of the Crystal City, where they encountered... Toad Town 3: The Town with NO Luck. Once inside, the following happened: At which point things only went weirder. Bear with me here, this all has a reason. They all went up steps inside Exor and found a room. A room with an ancient computer in it. It was so busted up, only one button worked. I should say, a red knob. Aetos throught it was a strawberry and tried to eat it. Locos "Wished for Aribar to electrocute him into sense", but before Aribar could do it, a big capacitor exploded and zapped Aetos. Aetos then became even more crazy. Well, not so much Aetos... As suddenly he began behaving like Smithy. Yes, the machine was the real Smithy's final resting place. Apparently, Kuja had made that other Smithy based off of the real thing, then discarded the real Smithy. Well, due to a twist of fate, Smithy had been reawakened... but, not for evil. Kuja had been smart enough to make it so that Smithy could not survive for more than a few days. His data corrupted, he would die as well as Aetos if he was not uploaded onto another computer. His prospects small and his life near its end, he suddenly switched from evil to good and began a plan which would 'Result in the suffering of those who had tricked him.' Long story short, the group was told to go take on some sort of large base and hijack the power source. Smithy would sacrifice what was left of his code to hack into the computers there, and supposedly activate the warp room connected to it. However, no one knows where this warp room is... and we are back where we left off. The group broke into the base. They are in the first room. The floor is covered with metallic tiles. After a walk across 25 feet of these tiles, there's a concrete blast wall blocking the way into the door ahead. Which is presumably locked. Begin!
Julian Sawyer: "...Alright, now what?"
Digifanatic appears. "Whoa..."
Aribar downs a Blue Potion... "Hrm..."
Charles Magellean: "When compared to the turrets, this will be easier."
Aribar: "Hit it until it isn't an obstacle any more."
Julian Sawyer: "Will do."
Metal Man (GM): Note that the door is 25 feet away.
Julian Sawyer: *Walks towards said door, cracking his knuckles.*
Metal Man (GM): *SPIKE* You discover that the floor has spike traps as one stabs you in the leg for 25 damage.
Julian Sawyer: "AUGH!"
Metal Man (GM): AND it retracts back into the floor after having had a taste of your flesh.
Julian Sawyer: "-CENSORED- hell! I hate spike traps..."
Digifanatic: "Who doesn't?"
Julian Sawyer: *Limps back to the group.*
Aetos: "Blurgle. I have a headache."
Julian Sawyer: "Someone blow it up long range..."
Aetos: "Blow what up? That?"
Charles Magellean: "Roger."
Aribar: "The concrete wall over there."
Julian Sawyer: *Whispering to self* "My leg..."
Charles Magellean fires a Destructive Rocket at it.
Metal Man (GM): BAM The wall is hit. Revealing that it is reinforced by steel.
Julian Sawyer: "...dammit!"
Aetos walks up and tries to polish it up with the magic toothbrush.
Julian Sawyer: *SPIKE'D.*
Digifanatic: "Why do you keep hanging on to that toothbrush? Is it some family heirloom or something?"
Aetos: "I want to combine it with stuff..."
Julian Sawyer: "He found it..."
Digifanatic: "Alright. It's just been piquing my curiousity, that's all. Nothing more."
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage to Aetos.
Aetos: "Ow..." *He steps back.*
Charles Magellean: "How I would wish I had bombs."
Aetos: "If only this was the 'wall opener 3000'..." *He holds the ring in his hand.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall was damaged by the rocket. Perhaps if you found a weak point it could be destroyed completely.
Charles Magellean: "We still have to deal with the spikes even if we take down the wall."
Digifanatic tries firing a Thunderstorm into some of the spike traps in front of them.
Charles Magellean: "Aetos, you do have far-sight, right?"
Aetos: "Uh... literally, yes." *He sniffles.*
Metal Man (GM): The traps are not effected. They sorta snap up and go back down. It does make a nice *BZAP* *SNAP* *SNAP* sound, though.
Aetos activates the item finder.
Digifanatic: "Ah, dang."
Charles Magellean: "Use that skill to find some kind of 'Achilles heel' on that wall."
Aetos: "How would that work? I can see things far away... not the weaknesses of a steel wall..."
Metal Man (GM): You get no beeping. In fact, this place must be devoid of buttons which instantly deactivate traps. As well as common sense. After all, who sticks spikes all over the floors without some emergency thing to get through it in case of accidental activation?
Julian Sawyer: "Fire more rockets!"
Charles Magellean: "Understood. You use your fedora as well." *He fires another two rockets.*
Julian Sawyer: "Metal on metal ain't gonna do much good. We need more explosives!"
Metal Man (GM): BAM! BAM! ...Too thick.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries scanning over the wall for a crack or something.*
Charles Magellean: "...It is too powerful for my trump card."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Perhaps something which damages steel. Anything. Superheated stuff, ice + Concussion, etc. Or even a gigantic explosion.
Julian Sawyer: "...Anyone got any Rush Promoter?"
Aetos shakes his head.
Aribar: "Never heard of it so... Nope."
Julian Sawyer: "...Ari, you use elemental stuff, right?"
Aribar: "All I can do is throw wind and lightning at it... I'll try." *He fires a Thundara at the wall for 122% Lightning damage.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall is electrified. Pretty, but pointless.
Julian Sawyer: "...You can't melt it?"
Aetos pokes his wound some. "That hurts..."
Julian Sawyer: "Does anyone have any long-range fire attacks?!"
Charles Magellean: "He's only learned about 1/3 of the elemental spells. It is ...a pity."
Metal Man (GM): Speaking of range, it looks like you blasted a portion of the wall. If you could leap over 25 feet you could land on the small ledge you cleared. However, that means you also need a fire attack or something.
Julian Sawyer: "Anyone?"
Aribar: "... Charles, it's not like I can instantly learn spells. I must study and create spells word by word to make sure they don't blow up in my face. I happen to have the easiest time with air-elemental spells."
Julian Sawyer: "Not even a Fire Cube?"
Metal Man (GM): Unless you can survive your own explosion point blank.
Digifanatic: "I can do something. Got the punch and I can leap."
Julian Sawyer: "Go for it."
Digifanatic: "Sure thing." *He goes for it. Has Extra Jumper.*
Julian Sawyer: "my leg..."
Digifanatic: *Won't need extra jump, he presumes.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi barely lands on the ledge. By the skin of his toes.
Digifanatic: "Whoa..." *Takes a quick step on before he loses his balance into the spikes He goes and gives that metal wall a good Fire Punching... *WONDER CRIT**
Aetos: "Oooo... so hot."
Metal Man (GM): Good work, Digi. You melted the reinforcement. The concrete is reduced to a pile of debris. Stepping stone-sized debris.
Julian Sawyer: "Nice job."
Aetos uses Push to push the rubble scattered on the spikes.
Digifanatic: "And thanks, Julian."
Metal Man (GM): The rubble is 'pushed', but unfortunately that's the wrong way. It needs to be 'pulled' from the way you're facing it. Digi could probably move it around though.
Aribar hrms... "Who here needs a bit of healing?"
Julian Sawyer: "My leg..."
Aetos pokes his wound more. "This still hurts."
Aribar casts Cure twice on Julian for 64% HP and thrice on Aetos for 96% HP.
Digifanatic: "Well, anytime you guys and ready to jump over..."
Julian Sawyer: "Much better." *He backs up a bit, then makes a running leap.*
Aribar takes a few steps back and lines himself up with the right wall before rushing forward and attempt to run on the wall to his a bit more distance before leaping off towards Digi.
Metal Man (GM): Julian appears to be cursed.
Julian Sawyer looks like he isn't going to make it... but suddenly his Rocket Boots kick on and propell him to the other side! "... That was cool."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: A SPD check which adds to your jump. Aribar leaps into the air and soars like an eagle... And into the wall. *SMACK.*
Julian Sawyer: *Winces.*
Metal Man (GM): Unless... Digi leaps up to catch him?
Aetos starts counting his fingers.
Digifanatic: "Hang on..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi manages to interpose and keep Aribar from hitting da wall.
Aribar groans as he smacks into the wall... And is hopefully grabbed by Digi.
Digifanatic: "Wow... you sure can leap..."
Aetos pulls out 400 rings and starts counting them one by one.
Charles Magellean: "Aim is desirable."
Julian Sawyer: "Aetos, Charles, c'mon!"
Aetos stops, "Huh?"
Digifanatic: "Jump, guys! We don't have all day!"
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps if the debris was used as the bridge across the water of spikes..."
Aetos: "Oh hush." *He tries to pick up Charles and then throw him across.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, you can't (quieting down) be serious..."
Charles Magellean lets himself be picked up.
Aetos: *...* *After chucking Charles however far he managed to get, he jumps across himself.* *He double jumps.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Aetos throws Charles, who ALMOST makes it... He lands on the floor and gets stabbed for 25 damage from a spike while Aetos leaps across with style. You're all at the door now. It is an octagonal door, sealed shut and made out of an unknown metal.
Charles Magellean: "This is the last time I put faith in a baka."
Julian Sawyer: "You shouldn't have let him throw you." *...knocks on the door.*
Charles Magellean: "That is where I put the faith."
Julian Sawyer: "Hello?"
Aetos sighs and gives pushes 25 rings into Charles.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens; the door is locked.
Charles Magellean throws them back at him.
Aetos catches them.
Charles Magellean: "This is not easily forgiven."
Metal Man (GM): It does, however, have a pad where you would stick your hand.
Julian Sawyer: "...Aetos, stick your hand there."
Metal Man (GM): This is probably the only point of access to open the door.
Aetos: "I tried... it's not like you had any other choice. Where?" *He sticks his hand on the pad.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZT* Aetos is zapped for 50 damage.
Charles Magellean: "You are now forgiven."
Aetos lies on the floor singing, "Ari... wind... gah..." He coughs.
Aribar narrows his eyes at Aetos... "Eh?"
Metal Man (GM): What else do you try?
Aetos still lying on the ground, "Cough... ring... bleh." He holds up the door opener and activates it... forgetting due to his low int that it didn't work on the last door and probably won't now.
Julian Sawyer: "...Aetos, do that again."
Aribar shakes his head and just Cures Aetos for 32% HP.
Metal Man (GM): The door opener... actually opens this door.
Aribar: "Thank goodness..."
Aetos stands. He grips the ring again and walks in the door.
Julian Sawyer: "...'Kay." *Enters.*
Metal Man (GM): Your next room... is a hallway.
Charles Magellean walks onward.
Metal Man (GM): It's just an average hallway, utilitarian in nature. White drywalls, tiled ceiling, metal floor.
Aetos doesn't trust this floor.
Aribar walks into the hallway, following Charles.
Metal Man (GM): *Temp pause* So then... do you guys wanna continue or not? Sorry for the interruption. I had to settle GM_Link's hash by giving my in-game organization the power to defeat god NPCs. No Comment? I take that as 'Hell Yes!' Your enthusiasm is noted. :D You're in that hallway now. Shockingly, it isn't electrified.
Aetos doesn't fear the floor then.
Metal Man (GM): All of a sudden... you aren't hit by traps while walking through it.
Julian Sawyer: *Keeps a walkin'*
Aribar walks into the hallway, following the others.
Metal Man (GM): However, you suddenly walk into a transparent wall.
Aribar: "... Gah! Evil walls..."
Julian Sawyer: *Bonk* "..."
Metal Man (GM): These guys must be maniacs or something. They aren't going to use the same trap in every room.
Aribar shakes his head and knocks on this wall...
Metal Man (GM): You are unsure WHAT the barrier is, though. It's clear and feels cold.
Aribar takes out Moonlight and gives it a good smack...
Metal Man (GM): You make a slice in the strange barrier. It looks... white.
Metal Man (GM): there's a pile of slush on the floor where you hit it.
Aribar: "... Is this ice?"
Aetos starts carving it with his spear. He attempts to make a big swan.
Metal Man (GM): You carve out a swan in the wall. It looks icy enough.
Julian Sawyer: "Melt it."
Aribar: "... Didn't you have some flaming feathers or something, Julian?"
Julian Sawyer: "...That I do." *PK FIRE FEATHER.*
Metal Man (GM): *MELT.*
Metal Man (GM): Good work. The wall is gone. Bad work. the room is flooded. And the flood is rising.
Julian Sawyer: *Runs for it.*
Metal Man (GM): Spikes come out of the ceiling.
Aribar: "... Piffle..."
Metal Man (GM): It's like a bad Indiana Jones movie. You run to the door.
Metal Man (GM): It's another octagonal door.
Aribar starts to slosh quickly through the water, hoping it drains out into the last room.
Metal Man (GM): With another hand thingy. Aetos makes a good point. Or does he?
Aribar casts Thunder on the pad, hoping to short circuit the thing or something...
Metal Man (GM): ...You short circuit it all right. Then you discover why electricity + water + metal spikes is bad.
Julian Sawyer: *Enter DIVE!*
Metal Man (GM): ...No, the door doesn't open.
Julian Sawyer: *-CENSORED-*
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZT* The entire room gets shocked for 50 damage ..But he may be on to something.
Julian Sawyer: *Steal Door Opener 3000 from Aetos and use it.*
Metal Man (GM): The panel appears broken open... and there's wires in it!
Aetos revives and uses 100 rings.
Aribar: "... One of you guys is good with gadgets, right? Try switching those wires in there around!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian uses the door opener. Assuming it has a use left, the door opens.
Metal Man (GM): The next room... is octagonally shaped.
Aribar rushes into the next room.
Julian Sawyer: *Runs in.*
Metal Man (GM): You run in.
Aetos backstrokes, wait... flails over to the new room.
Metal Man (GM): You find a gigantic red octagon in the middle of the room. You can walk around it, of course.
Aetos tries to close the door behind him.
Metal Man (GM): The walls themselves are bare. It's a security station.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The door closes behind Aetos... and becomes unusable.
Aetos: "Hey that reminds me of a big strawberry or something."
Aribar walks directly to the other side of the room to and tries to open the door. "An odd thing to remember right after we almost go... Nevermind."
Julian Sawyer: "Go stand on it."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar walks THROUGH the door. That's a strange side-effect.
Aetos tries to twist the octagon around, while it looks like he is trying to get up on it.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos touches the octagon. It cannot be twisted.
Aetos flails around a bit but eventually becomes king of the big red octagon.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos... 'Becomes king of the big red octagon' In other words, he's standing on it and handing out royal proclamations.
Charles Magellean walks around the octagon so he can go the other side of the room.
Aribar sticks his head back into the room and calls to the others, "Coming?"
Metal Man (GM): Charles discovers the purpose of the octagon. To prevent you from being crushed by the giant-sized spiked ball which falls on you if you don't. *SPLAT* 100 damage to Charles, who is then thrown to the back of the room.
Aetos blinks and makes room for Charles on the big red octagon.
Julian Sawyer: *Heads after Aribar.*
Charles Magellean puts his back to the red octagon after going up to it.
Metal Man (GM): Charles does, indeed. Charles manages to escape the room without being smashed. You reach an elevator.
Aetos jumps out through the door, making a jump check just in case.
Metal Man (GM): There's also a door dead ahead. Aetos escapes the room as well.
Julian Sawyer: *Checks the door.*
Charles Magellean: "Choices."
Metal Man (GM): The door is unlocked. Do you open it?
Aribar heads over to the door and opens it, stepping inside.
Julian Sawyer: *Yup.*
Metal Man (GM): That door ahead... is a mirror of the room you just exited. In fact, thgere's a red octagon in the center of it, too. The door ahead is unlocked.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Charles Magellean: "I'm taking the elevator."
Aribar just stays in the elevator room for the time being.
Aetos does too.
Charles Magellean goes into elevator.
Julian Sawyer: *Elevator!*
Metal Man (GM): Everybody gets aboard da Elevator. Of course, the only button on it is 'down' Do you press it? *BZZZZZZZP* Your finger gets electrocuted. As in, it catches on fire. 30 electric damage.
Julian Sawyer: "Augh!" *Waves his finger to make it unflame To the door.*
Metal Man (GM): It unflames, although it looks sorta toasty. You head back to that door. Which opens for you.
Charles Magellean: "A good trap." *He walks out of the elevator.*
Julian Sawyer: *Heads to the door on the other side of the room.*
Metal Man (GM): You keep on walking... into a hallway identical to the one you flooded. It, too, is blocked by a wall of ice.
Julian Sawyer: *PK Fire Feather!*
Aetos watches from the elevator room.
Charles Magellean goes into the red octagon to avoid any and all giant spiky balls.
Metal Man (GM): The room begins flooding and spikes pop out of the ceiling as usual. The door ahead, however, is unlocked.
Julian Sawyer: *Runs for it.*
Metal Man (GM): You run for it, and reach the door just before the room is spiked and flooded fully.
Charles Magellean makes a dignified dash for the unlocked door.
Metal Man (GM): Charles manages to slip in behind Julian. This room you enter is much different from the first one you encountered. It has a biiiig mainframe in the center of it.
Aetos looks at Aribar...
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Aribar: "Could this be what we're searching for?"
Metal Man (GM): It has a big button labeled 'Danger: Do Not Push' As well as another one. An on-off switch.
Aetos tries to catch up to them then.
Metal Man (GM): It has 'SIMBER 2.0' labeled on it.
Charles Magellean: "I've seen this before."
Julian Sawyer: "I ain't touchin' it."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos catches up, since the hallway reset without the ice in it.
Aetos: "What does this say?" *He blinks at the 'Do not push'*
Aribar: "Hrm... Now is this a good SIMBER or a bad one? It says SIMBER 2.0... Oh, that? Do not push."
Aetos lays his finger on the button, without pushing it.
Metal Man (GM): It feels warm.
Charles Magellean moves out of harms way.
Aribar: "Push it and you get zapped with lightning. a lot."
Metal Man (GM): This thing apparently is important. Or expensive. Or evil. You can't tell.
Charles Magellean: "If it says Do not Push, then Do not push it."
Aetos: "But the Do Not Push things are usually how we end up defeating people..."
Charles Magellean: "Not in this place."
Aetos: "How do you know?"
Metal Man (GM): The thing also has some nice exposed circuit boards.
Charles Magellean: "The usual tactics are ineffective and there are many extremes to this place."
Metal Man (GM): Apparently they skimped on the armor and lavished the money on the machine.
Aetos: "Oo... Can I smash it?"
Charles Magellean: "No, now move away from it before you get hurt."
Aetos pulls out the Dex and politely asks if it knows what the computer is, unless it uses that scan for the mission... if so then I don't.
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't use that scan for the mission. So, you scan it.
Dex: "...DING! SIMBER 2.0. The source of all power in the universe. For it can be used to destroy the--"
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZZT* Aetos is electrified by his dex. 80 electric damage.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, We don't have anything else to do. Aetos, press the button."
Charles Magellean: "Don't Aetos."
Metal Man (GM): You have your two choices. On/off and Don't Push.
Julian Sawyer: "This might be what Smithy was talking about... Turn the thing on, first."
Metal Man (GM): It is already on.
Aetos: "Smithy? He talked about something?"
Metal Man (GM): Just... not doing anything in reaction to you.
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps turning it to the other position would yield an effect that we desire."
Aribar: "... Hello? SIMBER?"
Aetos: "Huh... SIMBER 2.0? Can you hear me?"
Metal Man (GM): You hear nothing. Two buttons, exposed circuit boards, and... that's it. It's not much of a computer.
Aetos: "Bah... what are we going do now!?" *He bashes his fist on the button out of frustration by accident.*
Metal Man (GM): Which one?
Julian Sawyer: "...Well, there you go."
Metal Man (GM): You touch the button which says do not touch. You discover why it said that as you are electrocuted. 900 electric damage.
Julian Sawyer: "...Thanks for testing that."
Metal Man (GM): That leaves the on/off button. Which does not seem dangerous. In fact, it looks cheaply constructed.
Julian Sawyer: *Tries pressing that.*
Metal Man (GM): You press it. Absolutely nothing happens. Although you never know, it could have done something in a far-away room...
Charles Magellean: "Someone was either cruel or made a mistake in the creation of this guy...."
Aetos would revive now, and use yet another 100 rings, as per his usual routine when he has 1 life left.
Julian Sawyer: "...So now what?"
Charles Magellean: "Try knocking on it."
Aetos goes back to the elevator for some reason...
Julian Sawyer: "Shut up."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos discovers... GASP! The elevator button... is no longer electrified!
Julian Sawyer: "Elevator?"
Metal Man (GM): However the other people are busy talking to the weird looking computer. At least at the moment.
Charles Magellean knocks on the computer.
Aetos sits in front of it, daydreaming.
Julian Sawyer: "Bah." *Heads back to the elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles knocks on the computer. It makes a metallic noise. Yup... good old sillicon and bits...
Charles Magellean: "Okay, nothing here."
Aribar follows Julian.
Charles Magellean goes out of 'mirror'land and goes back to the elevator.
Julian Sawyer: *Steps in elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes down.
Aetos gets up and goes in too.
Metal Man (GM): Aaand... You reach the inner fortress. The group is, simply enough, going down an elevator, deep into a mysterious facility which they just managed to infiltrate. Begin The elevator is going down quickly... down into the abyss of technology that is here. A sense of familiarity and foreboding would be most people's feelings about this place. Finally, the elevator reaches the bottom, with everyone on it. This elevator room has some other stuff of interest in it. Mainly, various LCD panels with pictures of... A red SIMBER, Kuja, a zoomed out picture of Turion, and finally, a picture of a dark gray planet.
Digifanatic: "I bet that gray one's Nintendus."
Julian Sawyer: "Well -CENSORED-." *Steps out the elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is simple. It has a 9-word password and all the letters of the alphabet on its keypad.
Aetos does as well.
Digifanatic exits as well.
Charles Magellean leaves the elevator.
Julian Sawyer: "...Aetos, does that Ring have a use left?"
Aetos: "Uh... Ring?"
Julian Sawyer: "Door Opener 3000. It's a ring. Use it."
Aetos: "Oh that thing... no thank you."
Metal Man (GM): It is a ring. At least, from what Aetos has been calling it.
Julian Sawyer: "...Then give it to me."
Aetos: "No thank you."
Julian Sawyer: "Just give me the ring so I can open this door!"
Aetos: "Open it yourself."
Julian Sawyer: "I don't know the password."
Aetos: "You didn't even try."
Charles Magellean: "I'm taking a guess that there is either 234 combinations or over 600. The formula itself eludes me."
Digifanatic tries figuring out a possible vicinity of the word (e.g. words relating to the password, etc.)... "Well, Nintendus is a possibility."
Aetos: "Ohhh..." *He points at all the pictures.*
Digifanatic does try the ominous choice, N-I-N-T-E-N-D-U-S.
Julian Sawyer: "Well let's try it then." *Keys in Nintendus.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* The door begins to unlock. Rather slowly, at that.
Julian Sawyer: *Backs away from any traps that may appear.*
Charles Magellean steps out of the way.
Digifanatic backs off a bit as well...
Aetos walks into it.
Metal Man (GM): While to door slowly (And atmospherically) unlocks, I will be getting ready for the next part.
Aribar awaits the door to fully open.
Metal Man (GM): The door finally opens. It had so many locks on it you lost count after 15. A narrow hallway is dead ahead. The hallway appears to be in mint condition, but has hordes of wires going through it.
Julian Sawyer: "Finally..." *Moves on.*
Charles Magellean: "No visible or immediate traps."
Digifanatic: "Wow... careful, guys."
Aribar heads down the hallway.
Metal Man (GM): You hear the sound of electrodes up ahead.
Charles Magellean moves on, his left gun unholstered.
Digifanatic follows the others.
Julian Sawyer: "Wonder if the supposed Warp Room is up ahead..."
Metal Man (GM): You see an opening up ahead. Some sort of massive room, apparently.
Aetos appears boggled... "Warp room here?..."
Julian Sawyer: *Heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk in... it's no warp room. It's the main generator.
Charles Magellean puts his back to the wall and peers into the room.
Metal Man (GM): A massive pylon in the middle is generating electricity via some sort of magical energy.
Charles Magellean slowly enters the room.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Whistles.*
Metal Man (GM): There's four computers in the base of it, each with their own keyboards and mice.
Digifanatic: "Now that's impressive."
Julian Sawyer: *Checks 'em out.*
Metal Man (GM): They're all turned off, currently.
Charles Magellean: "Something of notice, but not dramatic."
Metal Man (GM): They appear to be the main computers. Luckily, there's on/off buttons for them all.
Julian Sawyer: *Turns the one he's on at.*
Metal Man (GM): It turns on... and displays a screen. 'Please activate all other computers.'
Digifanatic heads to another computer and turns it on.
Julian Sawyer: *OBEYS.*
Charles Magellean: "Perhaps this is SIMBER 2.0."
Julian Sawyer: "Eh."
Metal Man (GM): All four turn on. you hear a loud humming... XMark_-_Domain_of_Evil(Super_Mario_World).mp3
SIMBER: "You impotent fools..."
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Julian Sawyer: "Charles called it."
SIMBER: "I have been coordinating Kuja's assault on you from Nintendus this whole time."
Aetos: "Didn't we beat Fake Simber last week?..."
Aribar: "... Now why did you tell us that?"
Julian Sawyer: "Kinda unsuccessful, huh?"
SIMBER: "Perhaps... but I have had the trump card the whole time. This is the power source of the Stadium. But I digress. Forget this foolish attire called SIMBER 1.0; it is outdated."
Julian Sawyer: "Okay."
Aetos: "Would you like to be the database instead? I'm sure I wouldn't mind..."
Metal Man (GM): The computer is suddenly surrounded by a force field.
Metal Man (GM): Various holographic program windows appear.
Julian Sawyer: "...Shield..."
Metal Man (GM): And then... the worst yet appears. SIMBER, the red wireframe guy, appears in front of you, in all of his technological glory.
Julian Sawyer: "...Lame."
Charles Magellean: "So you were the one calling out to us."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then he glows and suddenly grows to be 30 feet tall, heavily armored and looking mutated, especially with all the spikes and armor plating.
Julian Sawyer: "...Alright, you have a point."
SIMBER2.0: "Of course. I must finish you off before you can endanger my mission any further! I am SIMBER 2.0, and I will destroy you! There will be no help for you this time..."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. SIMBER 2.0
Julian Sawyer: "Like we ever needed it." *Gets ready for a Beatdown.*
SIMBER2.0: "I am twice what I was, and several times the wiser. Of course, it is true... if you beat me, I cannot come back."
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever."
SIMBER2.0: "But the same goes for you."
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome. We'll be sure to beat you this time."
SIMBER2.0: *Fires a FLARE STAR at everyone, dealing 25 unavoidable damage to everyone. Then he sets up a mysterious barrier, and makes a very bad uppercut at Julian, which misses... until the floor under Julian literally morphs into a fist and punches him from beneath.*
Metal Man (GM): 60 damage from that.
SIMBER2.0: *Finishes his turn by opening fire with a volley of red lasers at Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): 90 damage per hit.
Digifanatic: "Sounds like I might have to do some dirty work... and I dunno if that's gonna work..."
Charles Magellean: "Digi, don't use Eye Spy."
Aribar *... I'm not going to even bother calculating that up.*
SIMBER2.0: "Why not? Afraid I'll zap your eyes out of your skull? Oh, right. You tasted my modifications to the elevator. Hahahahahah."
Julian Sawyer: "Weak! Take this!" *Julian draws Vendetta and ignites it, then charges SIMBER and slashes him 3 times.*
Charles Magellean: "We remember that nasty counterattack when we scanned you last time."
Metal Man (GM): You discover what that field was for as Julian's own attacks bounce off of the mysterious barrier and fly back directly to Julian.
SIMBER2.0: "Oh, yes, go ahead, kill yourself for me, I don't mind."
Julian Sawyer: "WHAUGH!" *BOOF'D!*
Julian Sawyer's knocked into a nearby GBWP.
Digifanatic: "Oh MAN..." *He realizes that ranged attacks have to be the way to go. He quickly uses an X Accuracy and tries firing a Thunderstorm.*
SIMBER2.0: "I know everything there is to know about Questers, mainly because I read all of your database. A shame that incompetent WOLFMAN ripped it out."
Metal Man (GM): Your attack misses as SIMBER literally does the matrix and flies out of the way of that attack.
Digifanatic: "Oh man, you..."
Charles Magellean: "Speaking of Wolfman, where is that reploid and his brother VG?"
SIMBER2.0: "You should know better than I do; he's most likely still helping to feed people and build masonry for Kales."
Charles Magellean: "A pity."
Digifanatic however, is still not gonna give in this. He fire a Hyper Beam Matrix round at SIMBER. *WONDER CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): You manage to nick him with the 59.
Charles Magellean: "...Such ability."
SIMBER2.0: "I was programmed to be the last line of defenses. I will not lose easily."
Aetos: "...ARE you the last line of defenses?"
SIMBER2.0: "No, I'm the first in a long line of hundreds of thousands of SIMBERs deployed across the universe."
Charles Magellean: "He's not."
Aetos: "Then why were YOU programmed to be the last to fall?"
Aribar appears after his last death... The elf fires a Vengeful Thundara at SIMBER for 244% Lightning damage and then Reflect on himself.
Metal Man (GM): He takes the hit but it only seems to miff him a little. Jredd_-_Pitch_Black_Shore_(_Dual_Neo-Genises_mix)(Streets_of_Rage).mp3 <-- Battle music, took me a while to think of some.
Aetos walks up and taps on the barrier.
Digifanatic: "What the...?!"
Metal Man (GM): Your finger is reflected off of it.
Aetos: "Hmm. This technology boggles me to the core." *He casts Dark wind into the barrier at Simber2*
SIMBER2.0: "It was not made to be understood."
Metal Man (GM): He phases out of the way.
SIMBER2.0: "And you are moving in slow motion."
Aetos: "You're so weird." *He sits down.*
Charles Magellean uses Healing on himself for 50% recovery of damage. "Since it's you, I have doubt this will work." *He rolls to the side and right, and aims at SIMBER2.0 with his Destructive Rocket... He fires the cannon and the Destructive Rocket fires off right past SIMBER's left leg and into the computer behind him.*
Digifanatic makes sure to get a wide glance at that sight...
Metal Man (GM): He phases into a cloud of digital data, but is tricked by the attack. He only barely manages to reform into a diving motion and avoiding the attack in the process. The field on the computers takes the hit without being significantly effected. You realize just how good a huge energy generator is at projecting a field.
Digifanatic: "Wow..." *He looks (INT checking) for a central energy switch.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi: It's on the control panel on the pylon which is inside the force field.
Digifanatic: "Dang it..."
Charles Magellean turn is ended.
Metal Man (GM): Charles missed with his attack; and the field on the pylon is so powerful that the only stuff worth counting against that is either massive attacks or exploitations of flaws in force fielding.
SIMBER2.0: "You have improved as well... but not as much as I have." *Puts up a force field, then goes to grab Aetos with an electric field.*
Metal Man (GM): FYI, the previous barrier disappeared; SIMBER2.0 replaced it with a similar one as a result of that action. 120 damage if that hit; and Aetos would be stuck in a sort of electric vise as a result.
Aetos: *Grabbedbzzt He dies.*
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, after shredding Aetos, he goes to obliterate Digi with... miniature satellites which he summons out of the ceiling to shoot red lasers at him. The first barrage of 15 satellites do 6 damage each to Digi, resulting in 90 total damage. The second, less satellite-full assault deals a measly 48.
Digifanatic: *BOOOOOM* *BOOM* "Ah!"
Charles Magellean: "He's put down his melee barrier. Time to strike."
SIMBER2.0: "Strike me, infidel!"
Julian Sawyer: *A generic Red warp portal appears on the floor as Julian rises out of it, Vengeful as all heck.* "That was cheap!" *Julian still has Vendetta out, so he charges and cuts the crap out of SIMBER.*
Metal Man (GM): Damn. A shame that was the melee barrier he put up the second time in a row. *SELF OBLITERATION AGAIN.*
Julian Sawyer: "WHAUGH!" *BOOF'D! He 's knocked into a nearby GBWP.*
SIMBER2.0: "This is like a bad Three Stooges movie."
Metal Man (GM): It has no color. There's no way to tell what it does except when you attack it and you kill yourself.
Charles Magellean: "I apologize for misleading. He's definitely learned faster than any of us have."
SIMBER2.0: "Let's see. He's gonna come back and do that a third time."
Digifanatic: "Oh, I wish I had a Debarrier... oh man..."
SIMBER2.0: "Good thing you don't, otherwise you could have just debarried the main pylon and turned it off. Yeah... you're never prepared, so I have nothing to fear."
Digifanatic: "Oh be quiet..." *He decides to fire another round of HBM to start...*
Charles Magellean: "Do not play sarcastic. You have defenses against all of our stockable items."
Metal Man (GM): You manage to hit both times this time. He yawns as you make holes which are quickly filled in his head.
Digifanatic is amazed that he is somehow hitting the guy... he tries the same move once again for now... *WONDER CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): And you manage to hit him on both accounts. Anything else?
Digifanatic tries using Celestial Fury, considering it's a ranged attack.
Metal Man (GM): It is, technically, a ranged attack.
Digifanatic will use that then. *WONDER CRIT AGAIN.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit him... then something crazy happens. You knock him into the force field behind him. BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTT!!!!!!!
SIMBER2.0: "Curse you, conveniently placed deadly electrocution field!"
Digifanatic: (mouthing out) "Wow..."
Metal Man (GM): He manages to pry himself loose from the shock, but it's obvious that the electrocution is really bad for him.
SIMBER2.0: "That... was nothing. You have no chance to defeat me! I'll shred you to pieces before you get another chance!"
Charles Magellean: "I believe we have found... a window."
Aetos: *3 Thundera's or something, 30% dmg each.*
Metal Man (GM): *Three Thunder blahahahabalah 90 damage total.*
Aetos Revives! With a bright white vengeance! He tries to... uh... PUSH Simber2!
SIMBER2.0: *Phases out of the way* "Nice try."
Aetos sighs and absorbs another 100 rings.
Charles Magellean uses the Star Rod's power of Healing to recover 50% more HP.
SIMBER2.0: "Old tyrant... what do you have up your ancient sleeve?"
Charles Magellean wishes to the Star Rod for more power. Several stars begin to mystically appear from above him and float slowly down. His gains a Power Boost.
SIMBER2.0: "I shall defeat you once and for all... for Kuja!"
Charles Magellean: "...Where are you Kajidoh..."
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly holds out both of his hands. A dark portal rips open where Digi is standing, while another portal rips open next to Charles.
Metal Man (GM): Digi is suddenly engulfed into an incomplete portal to the X-zone, taking... Oops 357 dark + light damage.
SIMBER2.0: "ANOTHER GATE!."
Metal Man (GM): Charles: INT check.
Digifanatic obviously dies from that one...
Metal Man (GM): Charles takes only 40 damage from that.
SIMBER2.0: "What? Curse you and your luck!"
Charles Magellean: "As a Lunarian, one must be taught defense in the art of spells."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Aetos.
SIMBER2.0: "And now... let's see how much you like electricity. ELECTRIC TOSS!!"
Aetos: "I'm not weak against electricity! I told you tha--!'..." *Bzzt.*
Metal Man (GM): 0 damage if hit. It just grabs you...
SIMBER2.0: "Oh no, that's not good enough."
SIMBER2.0: "Try... THIS!!!!" *Hurls Aetos into the electrified pylon field.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Aetos hits the field, taking 1000 electric damage.
Charles Magellean puts up an umbrella.
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is now damaged, due to all of the deadly attacks. Alarms start going off ..And he forgot to put up any barrier this time.
Charles Magellean: "Do you have a squeege, Simber. Uccchhhkk..."
SIMBER2.0: "I'd rather burn it off of you with more electricity."
Julian Sawyer: *A generic Red warp portal appears on the floor as Julian rises out of it, Vengeful as all heck.* "..."
Charles Magellean: "Have at least some courtesy."
Julian Sawyer: "Alright! That's NOT gonna happen again!"
Charles Magellean: "He has no barrier this time, so unleash to your heart's content."
Julian Sawyer: *KILL!*
Charles Magellean: "Of course... trust in your own judgement this time."
Metal Man (GM): You hit all three times.
SIMBER2.0: "It is all in vain... you are almost totally dead!"
Metal Man (GM): He's sliced around, but... not into the pylon, because your attack isn't specifically the pushing type, unless you had said it was aimed to push that time, which you didn't.
Digifanatic: "Oh, that's what I like to see, Julian. Here." *Gives Julian 100 rings.*
Julian Sawyer: *Life Up!* "Thanks Digi."
Digifanatic then continues with another HBM round.
Metal Man (GM): You give his face some more holes. Unfortunately he just uses life energy to fill in the holes. Both hit.
Digifanatic finishes off with a Fire Punch.
SIMBER2.0: "Mere bee stings."
Metal Man (GM): He idly leaps over you and mimes you attacking. *miss.*
Aribar fires two Thundaras and a Thunder at SIMBER. 274% Electric damage. 122%, 122%, 30%. He tries to shake the gore off.
Aetos revives on his last life for the 3rd or 4th time.
Julian Sawyer: "GO FOR THE KNEES!"
Aetos: *With another white vengeful arua He blinks.*
SIMBER2.0: "Programs don't feel pain."
Aetos: "You know what?" *He 's eyes turn red and his body starts to glow "If this wont kill you, it better kill that!" *He points at the pylon.
SIMBER2.0: "And destroy your only source of power for the warp home? Bravo." *Golf claps.*
Metal Man (GM): Mostly SIMBER2.0. Attacking the pylon and its force field is mostly a frivolous endeavor. But whatever hits it takes 1000 electric damage.
Charles Magellean: "Speaking of home, we have a 'friend' that is living in one of us temporarily..."
Aetos decides it's too late anyways
Digifanatic: "Dude, WHAT are you doing?"
Aetos: *All of a sudden, a small hurricane blows around the room, slashing at all the enemies.*
Charles Magellean puts the umbrella away... he has enough trouble with them.
Aetos ceases to shine, but he looks very plain now...
Metal Man (GM): The force field is way too tough. It electricutes the hurricane to death. However it does manage to hurt SIMBER for 500 wind damage.
SIMBER2.0: "It would take more than that to even damage the state of the art technology in your own power generator."
Charles Magellean: "Who else that is loyal to Kuja is here on Turion?"
Aetos uses his last 100 rings.
SIMBER2.0: "You killed them all, fool."
Julian Sawyer: "Awesome."
SIMBER2.0: *Laughs darkly* "Yes... awesome..."
Charles Magellean: "Nay... they can still come here via Kuja's magic. Now as for you..."
SIMBER2.0: "But if you defeat me, then they most definitely won't be coordinated. As the last line of defenses, that infers that he doesn't plan on wasting any more time on you. I can feel smug. I can tell you stuff you shouldn't know. Because in the end, it's already outdated information."
Charles Magellean: "Then tell us while we 'futily' battle you." *He uses the X-Naut RAM technique. Due to the Power Boost, it's power is magnified.*
SIMBER2.0: "In order to die." *Is hit, but he doesn't seem to care.*
Metal Man (GM): That put a nice dent in 'I'm, but he's got a lot more in him.
SIMBER2.0: "You would rather die fighting than put up with being marooned here. Am I correct? If so, then you are fighting me to escape. But you will die. So you are fighting me so that you will die."
Charles Magellean: "That is correct." *He fires a Destructive Rocket.*
Julian Sawyer: "Eh."
SIMBER2.0: "I am in a similar situation. I have outlived my use. Thus I have no choice but to be wasted fighting."
Metal Man (GM): He attempts to dodge but is hit again.
Charles Magellean: *100%, negates DR.*
SIMBER2.0: "We are all obsolete. We must all be destroyed to make way for what is new."
Charles Magellean can only fire another rocket.
SIMBER2.0: "In the end... all things that live must die."
Charles Magellean: "And you? Will you attempt to make use of your mortality?"
Aetos: "Just not by the hands of an evil robot named Simber 2.0."
Metal Man (GM): He fires off a Flare star, dealing 25 damage to everyone. Then he destroys Aetos with X-zone.
Charles Magellean: "Of course you will. By killing us."
Metal Man (GM): 700 dark + light damage.
Julian Sawyer: "Ouch..."
Aribar watches as that Flare Star is reflected back to Simber.
Metal Man (GM): He takes the damage from Aribar's reflected thing, and suddenly turns to Aribar.
Aribar takes a step back, slightly worried...
SIMBER2.0: *He puts up a barrier of his own, then attacks with his photon blaster.*
Metal Man (GM): 90 damage per hit.
Aribar watches as the first eight get reflected and the last four hit him... Correct?
Metal Man (GM): Correct... then the first eight reflect off of SIMBER, hitting you for 180 damage each.
Aribar dies either way. And stays down.
Charles Magellean: "Why is it that every single one of us is a pawn in Kuja's game?"
Julian Sawyer: "'Cause Kuja... is a jerk. That's why."
SIMBER2.0: "You are not seeing the whole picture... The truth is more horrible than you can imagine."
Julian Sawyer: "Alright!" *Julian walks over to SIMBER and taps on the barrier.*
SIMBER2.0: "But I shall take THAT secret to the grave."
Metal Man (GM): Your hand goes through it.
Julian Sawyer: "Hot damn!" *He rears back, and flings a Haymaker at SIMBER, and another, and ANOTHER, trying to knock him into the Pylon.*
Charles Magellean: "What truth is so horrible that he wants to delay us from seeing it? Just when I was beginning to research the X-Zone."
SIMBER2.0: "...It is--"
Metal Man (GM): He is blasted back and forth. By all three attacks. Damage for each? He's bounced between Julian's fist and the pillar thrice... and gets up, laughing.
SIMBER2.0: "Oh, you thought that would kill me? And that I'd tell you the secret?"
Julian Sawyer: "No."
SIMBER2.0: "Ha ha ha ha..."
Metal Man (GM): if he has one
SIMBER2.0: "I have almost succeeded in defeating the Questers."
Aetos gets up with one last vengeful.
SIMBER2.0: "You shall never return after this."
Aetos: "Nah... We'll be going home... If that Pylon is what you say."
Charles Magellean: "Then know this: we have a trump card ourself."
SIMBER2.0: "Even if you take me down with you... I will die fulfilled."
Julian Sawyer: "Kill him good!"
Aetos charges at Simber with an impale attack.
SIMBER2.0: *He leaps out of the way* "Nasty little thing, that spear is."
Aetos turns around and drills at him.
Metal Man (GM): The last one just barely hits. And does the damage as prescribed.
Aetos: "Your lucky you're so quick... and I'm so dumb."
Charles Magellean looks to Aribar's body. He begins to look angry and makes a wish. He points at him. "Get up, ya slacker!" *He uses the power of the Star Rod to Revive Aribar one life. He is fully healed.*
SIMBER2.0: "Your struggle does not cease to amuse me."
Aribar responds to Charles by very angrily not moving---Oh... Reviving... Hrm... The elf groans and slowly starts to get up... "What... Just happened?"
Charles Magellean uses X-Naut Ram technique. 200% to SIMBER2.0
SIMBER2.0: "Charles killed you with *Hit* a missed attack. And now, to finish you all off." *Fires off a Flare Star, dealing 25 to everyone, then puts up a random barrier, then attacks Charles with X-zone, and finishes by grabbing at Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): 854 damage to Charles. 120 electric damage to Aribar. But he's not thrown anywhere, because SIMBER just drops him.
Aribar falls to the floor, groaning... And he also slightly zapped SIMBER for 5% Electric damage.
Julian Sawyer: "...Finish us ALL off? I think not!" *Taps the barrier.*
Metal Man (GM): Your hand goes right through it again.
Charles Magellean is unconscious on the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "Smashy Smashy!" *Haymaker(into Pylon)x3!*
Metal Man (GM): The final blows blast SIMBER beyond his ability to withstand data corruption.
Computer: "Danger. SIMBER2.EXE beyond threshold for data corruption. Program shutdown imm---"
Metal Man (GM): The pylon begins shorting. In fact, the whole room does. Circuits pop, walls crack, and the shield fluctuates. SIMBER2, nearly dead, wavers a bit, and then turns into a sort of block of glitch data... though he still talks.
SIMBER2.0: "I 2w@lil not +allaw Yout o won. I have jut begun the fight$ing!"
Julian Sawyer: "Shoulda stuck with the Melee barrier, pal!"
SIMBER2.0: "You canno tdef aat mu! U have Unfniite opwer!" *Begins hurling electrified tiles everywhere.*
Julian Sawyer: "That won't allow you to talk right, obviously!"
Metal Man (GM): The tiles EXPLODE on contact. However, before things can get any worse, they get even worse. Aetos passes out. Then gets up.
Julian Sawyer: "Everything go, Smithy?"
Smithy: "You shall not succeed in your mission, rogue program. I know what you did."
SIMBER2.0: "...You were... my slave! You cannot rebel against me! I will shred you to pieces like the garbage you are."
Smithy: "It is too late for that. Your facilities are too impaired to put up a fight, and your computer system... is wide open."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos suddenly begins walking towards SIMBER, even as he's being bashed by tiles.
SIMBER2.0: "No... no! I couldn't have prepared for this! You were dead! You should be dying from those attacks!"
Smithy: "For all villains deceived by Kuja... for Charles Magellan... FOR SMITHY'S GANG!"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos runs right into the force field. And through it. And then into the computer. *BZAP* He passes out again. Meanwhile, SIMBER begins glitching up even more.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Until parts of him begin resembling Smithy.
Metal Man (GM): The hologram explodes into a million digital bits.
Aribar backs up a few steps and covers his face as the hologram explodes.
Metal Man (GM): Then the shield explodes. Then, the walls of the room explode.
Julian Sawyer: "Day-mn!"
Metal Man (GM): Stuff flies everywhere. The computer shoots lightning, which explodes portions of the floor and ceiling. The crazy magnetic fields cause gravity to distort; stuff floats upward only to hit the floor with lethal velocity. Some things are magically crushed for no reason. A sonic boom occurs, and all the tiles in the room are either cracked or shattered.
Julian Sawyer: "This is nuts..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then it stops.
Computer: "Override complete. Power diverted to main Warp System. SIMBER2.EXE Deleted by unknown intruder. Unknown Intruder has self-destructed. Major damage to all other systems. Automated defense systems de-activated."
Julian Sawyer: "...Whoa..."
Aribar just shakes his head, not sure what to think of all this.
Metal Man (GM): Out of the huge mess, you see... another door. Well, the remains of it.
Julian Sawyer: "Thanks, Smithy..."
Metal Man (GM): It and the wall hiding it exploded.
Julian Sawyer: "Oh hey, door. Awesome." *Heads over towards it.*
Metal Man (GM): +7500 EXP to all + 5500 EXP to Digi when he returns You walk towards the room, navigating the rubble and flaming debris. Same 7500 to Charles. I'm going to deal with his weird stats eventually. The room that you unveiled... is one with trophies of all the missing Smashers. That you hadn't found yet.
Julian Sawyer: "...Welp, that's everyone."
Metal Man (GM): That, as well as a weird looking rainbow-colored holographic cube.
Julian Sawyer: "...Hey." *Pokes it.*
Metal Man (GM): It moves like a normal cube would.
Aribar frowns, looking at Charles... Is Aetos unconscious as well?
Metal Man (GM): But you know for sure this is some prototype. Aetos would be just waking up now.
Aetos and Charles remain in the other room... dead and/or Unconsciouss. He starts waking up...
Metal Man (GM): His mind is no longer fatigued.
Julian Sawyer: *Picks it up.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian has gained: Digital Cube.
Aribar looks around for Charles's Star Rod...
Metal Man (GM): The Star Rod is right next to where Charles is.
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He walks over to Charles and the rod and picks the Star Rod up...* "I hope I don't blow 'I'm up..."
Julian Sawyer: *Pokes his head out into the big room* "Hey! Ari and Aetos! Get in here, the rest of the Fighter Statues are in here!"
Aetos stands "What the heck?" He walks on.
Aribar waves it at Charles, attempting to use its revival powers on the fallen Lunarian. "Just a minute!"
Metal Man (GM): *revive.*
Aribar quickly places the rod onto the ground and takes a few steps back.
Julian Sawyer: "Hey!"
Aribar: "Wake up, Charles..."
Metal Man (GM): Also in the trophy room, is... a nice warp spot.
Julian Sawyer: "C'mon!"
Metal Man (GM): So you can get back to the Crystal City.
Julian Sawyer: "...Warp spot!"
Charles Magellean gets up quickly... he glares at Aribar with a nasty look on his face, and snatches the tall Star Rod with both his hands. "Do... not... touch... the temporary belonging to me."
Aribar: "Would you prefer gathering flies?"
Julian Sawyer: "HEY!"
Charles Magellean de-equips the Star Rod, makes a Lunarian rude gesture with his eyebrows, and goes to the warp spot.
Aribar frowns and heads to Julian's location while thinking about Charles reaction.
Julian Sawyer: "Get the rest of these statues."
Charles Magellean: "Oh, right."
Aetos has a bunch.
Charles Magellean gathers some... and walks slowerly back to the warp spot.
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, we got everyone? Good." *Enters the warp spot.*
Aetos activates his item finder.
Julian Sawyer: *Smack.*
Aribar gathers any Fighter statues the others didn't get and enters the warp.
Metal Man (GM): *WARPD* You appear back at the crystal city, victorious... Metal, however, has been waiting for you.
Julian Sawyer: "'Sup? We got the rest of the statues, and I found this." *Holds up Digital Cube.*
Metal Man: "It appears Kales has found something of great importance to us..."
Aribar: "'allo, Metal. ... Eh?"
Metal Man: "...Kales has found something of great importance."
Metal Man: "Unfortunately, he demands payment of all of the artifacts for it... It is exactly what we have been looking for all of this time. Right under our own noses."
Charles Magellean: "Technology?"
Aetos: "Well what is it?"
Metal Man: "He had been digging in the perfect spot... ...The warp rooms."
Charles Magellean: "And the power was just restored to them."
Metal Man: "Yes... and only he knows where they are. He says the artifacts are integral to it... but he has said more, which intrigues me. He did not attack these humans... rather barbaric tribes from this area did. Ones whom tried to make the humans hate him."
Aribar: "I don't believe that."
Metal Man: "Mainly because his soldiers have always been too preoccupied protecting his town."
Charles Magellean: "Many sides, many variations."
Metal Man: "He has gained many kinds of wealth from our expeditions. But, quizzically, he says he has found the ultimate treasure... and that is worth anything? It is dire news, in any way. Clearly something of great importance has been found, but it had to be in the hands of a selfish and condescending person. The warp spot can take us directly to his village. But you may stock up beforehand; he says that the area he found is dangerous."
Charles Magellean: "I assume they will not be as hospitable to see us this time?"
Metal Man: "Perhaps not, but they seem dazzled by this treasure. Dazzled... as if... they have found something so magnificent, nothing we could do would distract them from desperately trying to grab it."
Charles Magellean: "Then we return in several minutes."
Metal Man: "This... as Kales has told me... is the answer to some sort of prophecy."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Charles Magellean: "Tell us after our stocking up, okay?"
Digifanatic: "Those sooths always throw the curveball."
Metal Man: "Sure, although don't take too long."
Aribar heads to the nearest smithy shop, having 10 free weapon upgrades (Via levelup) and a ton of cash.
Digifanatic goes over to the item shop, purchases 350 rings...
Charles Magellean: "Now then, we found the remaining Smashers, so where do we drop them off?"
Digifanatic sells his Poison cube...
Metal Man: "With the rest right in here." *He points to the large cabinet full of statues.*
Charles Magellean drops off the 8-9 statues, and goes to the item shop. He purchases the items of the following: Blue Potion, Max Mushroom, Royal Syrup.
Aetos drops off his statues in the place they keep them.
Metal Man (GM): Marth
Aetos gets his attention caught by the Marth statue...
Digifanatic takes one more X Accuracy...
Metal Man (GM): And the move you do gain is more of a fighter remote thing.
Aetos sets it down... pondering who that is... but fascinated.
Metal Man (GM): Gamma Sword's Dance
Metal Man (GM): If you have INT of 20 or more you get it. Otherwise reroll.
Aribar first upgrades the Wand of Wonder 8 levels for 32,000 coins and 800 Experience before using 10 his ten free level upgrades to add the... Metal, are Whallerian spells allowed on the wand? To be specific, the Star Storm spell.
Digifanatic also decides to but two Throwing Hats.
Metal Man (GM): That spell is outdated. However I can offer two very similar spells to that.
Digifanatic then leaves the store a very satisfied guy.
Metal Man (GM): Like Star Rain. And Swift.
Charles Magellean returns to the Stadium. He goes to an office with a particular machine...
Aetos buys another 500 rings... because he seems to die a lot.
Aribar: *Cancels going to the store and restocking... Too much work and too many options.*
Aetos tries to think.
Metal Man (GM): You could get Star Rain by paying the three thingies.
Aetos: "I wonder if well be going to a cave... or underground... or what."
Metal Man (GM): From what you know, all of the interesting stuff is underground.
Charles Magellean stands in front of the Item Combiner.
Aetos buys two Rush Searches.
Metal Man (GM): Gimme da items. Phazon Potion: It completely restores HP and MP/SP/EP/ any points (including points like on your Star Wand; also recharges Pseudo-cube bazooka)
Aetos lastly buys a IQ Capsule, uses it, then a SPD Capsule, uses it, and then 2 treasure scopes.
Metal Man (GM): It glows dangerously. However the phazon in this potion has been converted to raw energy. *shrug.*
Charles Magellean puts the Blue potion in the middle, max mushroom on the right, royal syrup on the left, and turns on the machine.
Metal Man (GM): The machine grinds up the mushroom and mixes it with the potion, which glows radioactively.
Aetos leaves with a full... back.
Metal Man (GM): Then the syrup is poured into it and it is converted into pure energy. Phazon Potion: It completely restores HP and MP/SP/EP/ any points (including points like on your Star Wand; also recharges Pseudo-cube bazooka). It glows dangerously. However the phazon in this potion has been converted to raw energy. It also adds a life and, if you're Samus, allows you to fire a phazon beam. That is the full description.
Charles Magellean: "...Such a powerful item. I'm sure Hunter would like this as an item."
Aetos is ready to go, located at wherever they should wait for everyone.
Aribar just continues standing near Metal.
Charles Magellean goes back towards the crew.
Metal Man: "Welcome back. You all appear... so ready. Well, let's go."
Digifanatic: "Alright then..." *Follows Metal.*
Metal Man makes a dramatic pose as the warp spot activates.
Aribar follows Metal into the warp.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Aetos blinks and hops into it after Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): Into the portal everyone goes... where they reappear, everybody knows. You all reappear at Kales's village... where Kales appears to be waiting.
Julian Sawyer, after brushing his teeth, goes to the Item Store. He buys 5 PEZ Dispeners, and stocks 2 of them with Rings, 1 with Kerokero Cola, 1 with Max Shrooms, and 1 with Debarrier Cubes. He then bought a Miracle Medicine, just in case. We'll assume he showed up on time.
Metal Man (GM): He's wearing the latest in black robes.
Kales Brando: "So... you came... how nice of you."
Julian Sawyer: "Nothin' else to do."