Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 243: Retaking the Stadium
Date: October 29th, 2005.
Editor's Note: This log has been lost repeatedly. At least three times. It's a small miracle that it ever made it onto this site. Between my laptop exploding and then me accidentally misplacing it years later... yeah. Enjoy it, as it's actually pretty good... ...it had better be, I've spent too many hours searching for it and saving it from certain destruction.
Metal Man (GM): Let... Season 6 Begin! The Questers were last seen entering a portal in the rebuilt Stadium on Turion. Having defeated Kales and accidentally released the Void, their dealings with that planet were over. And thus... they went... to get revenge on Kuja. Or free the planet, depending on whoever's view point you subscribe to. One moment...
Aetos puts his viewpoint towards freeing a planet, not knowing what Kuja's reasons are though.
Metal Man (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/smetsaga.mid Through the warp they went. *Camera goes through the weird portal... and appears in outer space... facing Nintendus.* The entire planet has become very dark. Storms strike the surface. Great cities... everywhere. Former landmarks... destroyed. Evil... has won. Nothing is left. There are no rebels. Not even other villains have succeeded in rebelling. *Camera zooms in on ruins of the Stadium on Nintendus, down to a single room in the center.* *There are no doors, the floor is of dirt, the metallic frame-walls are scorched, and the lack of a ceiling shows off the dark skies. It is daytime.* SHOOOMP. The blue portal rips through... and all of the Questers are deposited into this dark room.
Metal Man: *CLANK.*
Metal Man (GM): You're all still a little hazy from your landing. That was quite a rough portal.
Metal Man (GM): Luckily, the... dirt... is soft. Although dark.
Aribar flies out of the portal, skidding on the floor. The elf groans as he slowly gets to his feet and dusts himself off.*
Digifanatic: "Wow... this is... actually, I don't know what word to use."
Julian: "...Who turned out the lights?"
Jina lifts his head, spitting out a mouthful of dirt, having landing face front.
Julian: *picks himself up.*
Digifanatic gets back up as well, dazed and surprised as any.
Aetos opens his eyes "Blehh..."
Metal Man: "...Something greatly wrong has happened here."
Digifanatic: "It's either gonna be real nice or real ugly upon being spotted by the public eye... 'cept for Aetos. And Jina."
Julian: "...Jina! Where the hell have you been?"
Metal Man: "Forget the public. Everything looks... obliterated."
Aribar frowns and narrows his eyes... "What has Kuja done to this world?"
Julian: "No kiddin'..."
Metal Man (GM): You begin to hear laughter. Laughter which echoes from a dark corner of the room.
Metal Man: "What... is that?"
Julian: "..." *looks.*
Jina sits up, not bothering to respond to Julian.
Aribar places his left hand on the handle of Moonlight as he hears the laughter and looks about the room.*
Metal Man (GM): It seems to... pierce your minds... time... space... it's like laughter which is not affected by physics. A shadowy man, wearing a black cloak, walks out.
Julian: "Who're you?"
Digifanatic: .oO(If that's not Kuja speaking, no clue.)
Sardis Mongul: "I... am Sardis Mongul. And this... is Nintendus. Hyah haa hah!"
Jina rubs his eyes, before standing up.
Aetos: "You have a funny name."
Julian: "...the guy who wrote the Journal?"
Sardis Mongul: "I am he. Ha... ha... ha..."
Jina mutters, "...horse laugh."
Sardis Mongul: "...It has been ten years since you were last here!"
Metal Man (GM): His face is mostly covered by a hood.
Julian: "...*censored*, that long? Damn..."
Sardis Mongul: "Kuja has destroyed everything. Everrrrryyyyytthhhhiiiiiing."
Aribar: "Ten years?!"
Sardis Mongul: "Ten years... dimensional differences, my fine Elf."
Aetos: "Umm... What about Earth? Would you know?"
Jina blinks, having not been in the original group, before Turion?
Sardis Mongul: "...Ha ha ha... Earth... what is that?"
Aetos: "I... would have though these people would know. Oh well."
Sardis Mongul: "No matter. Kuja has taken over. He has built many cities..."
Julian: "Wrong galaxy, Aetos."
Sardis Mongul: "...There is no shame in turning back now."
Jina: "Kuja? He's a bad-bad man, right?"
Sardis Mongul: "But... I have no time to talk to doomed people."
Aribar: "Yes, Jina."
Julian: "We already went over this..."
Sardis Mongul: "So long, see you in the obituaries!"
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly disintegrates into thin air.
Charles: "...What about your journal!?"
Aribar: "You seem to know much about wh--..."
Metal Man (GM): I mean... literally. Dissappeared.
Charles snaps his finger.
Jina: "...He's like some kinda scary guy."
Aetos: "I wish I could do that..."
Metal Man (GM): His smile remains a bit after him.
Aetos: "Cheschire cat!"
Julian: "...God, I hate that."
Metal Man (GM): After it fades... there is something else.
Digifanatic: "Ugh... you took the words from my mouth."
Metal Man (GM): A man in armor walks in... and sticks a brown box to the wall.
Metal Man (GM): He presses a green button. A timer that says '15:00' starts ticking.
Aribar: "Ummm... . 'allo there. ."
Julian: "...'Zat a bomb?"
???: "Wha? Who lives in these ruins?"
Digifanatic: "Oh great..."
Jina draws his new Axe, taking notice to the box, then to Julian. "I'm guessing you'd be right, there."
Aribar: "... Just who wants to know?"
???: "...Lord Denon was ordered to demolish these ruins. An eyesore, they are!"
Aetos: "Denon... I knew a Denon once."
Metal Man: "Denon! He's supposed to be dead..."
Charles: "Former leader of the Apolcyalpse Group."
Aribar: "Denon's a ghost, Metal... He's been dead a long time."
Jina: "Apolcyalpse Group?"
???: "You don't say so? Former?You all must not belong in this realm."
Julian: "I ain't followin'."
Aetos points to Aribar.
???: "Lord Denon rules this part of Nintendus, as Kuja revived him many years ago."
Aetos: "He's your leader."
???: "You're not supposed to be here. Dangerous... the bombs will be going off soon."
Aribar narrows his eyes and glances at Aetos before looking back to the soldier.*
Julian: "...Can you turn them off?"
Aribar: "Do you remember an Aribar Hunter from ten years ago?"
???: "Wait... a minute..."
Metal Man (GM): He steps back.
Charles: "We are them."
Metal Man (GM): He gets out his communicator, on his wrist.
???: "THE QUESTERS HAVE RETURNED!"
Metal Man (GM): Too late.
Jina: "This is either a good thing or a bad thing."
Metal Man (GM): *BATTLE* Alarms go off nearby.
Jina: "And I'm voting bad thing!"
Julian: "Learn to keep your damn mouths shut!"
Aribar steals a quick glance at that bomb's timer.*
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Lord Denon's Infantry. The bomb seems to be ticking... Metal goes to it.
Metal Man: "You take care of him. I'll figure out the bomb."
Aribar: "Will do, Metal. Hurry!"
Charles: "Before we die, I have to do this..." *gives Julian a sack of 10,000 coins.*
Charles: "This is to bury that issue about the amnesia dust."
Aetos blinks "This stuff?"
Infantry: "You will be killed for the vile deeds you did..."
Aetos holds Amnesia dust in his hand.
Julian: "What deeds?"
Aribar: "... Aetos, throw that at him!"
Infantry: "The blasphemy of stopping Kuja's natural right. To rule this planet!"
Aetos looks at Aribar, then shrugs and throws the dust all over the Infantry.
Infantry: "All who oppose Kuja must be annihilated."
Jina: "Oh dear."
Metal Man (GM): You throw it... his suit... it protects him from it.
Julian: "*censored* Kuja! This planet ain't his... atleast for long!"
Charles: "Then I would not be annihilated. I hold nothing against him."
Infantry: "Fight me like real men, Questers! I cannot be tricked!"
Charles: "A challenge it is!"
Julian: "Fine!" *Julian takes a swing at him.*
Aribar sighs. "Why can nothing be easy for us?"
Metal Man: "Accursed bomb... so many buttons... one wrong wire and we explode."
Charles takes stance with his gun and shield.
Aetos shakes his head. "I feel the same way Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): He is hit.
Jina: "I bet it's because someone is giving us bad karma somehow."
Aetos looks at Locos.
Metal Man (GM): Quite a swing... but he's still alive. His armor is tough.
Infantry: "Technology has advanced much. You are obsolete."
Julian: "Shut it!" *Julian follows up with a roundhouse kick to the side of the head.*
Metal Man (GM): He's hit yet again. Slow moving, heavily armored. He's still alive.
Infantry: "Is that all you can do? You Questers are pathetic!"
Jina: "That's not very nice."
Infantry: "Who the heck are you, hanging around with Questers? Poser."
Julian: "Hope this works..." *Julian reaches to his fedora, takes it off, and pops out the blade along the rim. Julian then aims, and throws it at the Infantry, slicing him up with a Hat Trick.*
Metal Man: "I've almost got the bomb defused... annoying thing. So many protective devices in it." All three hit.
Julian: *WUNDER KRIT.*
Jina: "...I don't like this guy. He's not nice at all."
Aetos: "Jina, have you forgotten everyone on Turion so quickly?"
Julian: *catches his fedora on the return and places it back on his head.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes one hit, then a second, and finally falls over, in a pool of blood.
Infantry: "You will not succeed..."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM.*
Julian: "Says you!"
Metal Man (GM): His suit self-destructs.
Jina: "...Oh dear!"
Metal Man: "I got this bomb."
Julian: "And now you're dead! What you think of that?!"
Metal Man (GM): +250 EXP to all.
Metal Man (GM): Your dexes begin beeping.
Charles: "Don't waste time; this place is still wanting to explode."
Digifanatic opens it up.
Dex: "Multiple explosives detected in area. All are armed."
Metal Man: "Let's get those. I'll defuse them all." There's four door ways...
Julian: "Shouldn't we run?"
Metal Man (GM): One north, one south, one East, one West.
Metal Man: "Run? Where to?"
Julian: "Away? From here?"
Metal Man: "Kuja has control of the entire planet. This is his least fortified place, apparently."
Julian: "To a place that ISN'T about to explode?"
Metal Man: "I can defuse all of the bombs."
Jina: "...I don't like this place."
Julian: "How much time do we have left?"
Metal Man: "At least ten minutes."
Aetos tries to bring up a map of the stadium.
Charles: "More time if we start moving now. Metal, let's go."
Julian: "And you're saying you can find all those bombs? Whatever..."
Metal Man (GM): No map. Can't be scanned... jammers everywhere.
Aribar follows the others to the intersection.*
Metal Man: "Hmmm... which door should we take? Or lack of a door?"
Aetos: "Well... where to then? I hope YOU guys know your way around this thing."
Metal Man: "Very well then."
Charles: "East it is. Go that way, Metal."
Metal Man (GM): Metal leads the way into the East room...
Julian: *heads after him.*
Metal Man (GM): A long destroyed hallway. The former kitchen.
Aribar follows Metal with his sword still drawn.
Metal Man (GM): Two more infantrymen are there.
Jina follows Metal, fiddling with a slot on his shoulder pad.
Aetos blinks... then nudges Charles.
Infantry3: "The Questers. Kill them!"
Jina looks up at the Infantry.
Metal Man (GM): They go to attack.
Jina: "No, we're not!"
Charles eyebrows light up and moves on.
Metal Man (GM): *BATTLE 2.* Questers vs. More Infantrymen.
Julian: "Not now!" *Julian launches his fedora again at them in a wide curving arc.*
Aetos follows Locos... looking behind him every so often.
Aribar: "We just killed one of your fellow soldiers and we have you outnumbered three to one! Just give up!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Your fedora flies at one of them... They bat it out of the air with their shields. They just knocked it out of the air.
Infantry2: "Forget that thing. We won't be fooled by it."
Jina: "...Well, I still say you're poopie heads."
Infantry3: "We saw what you did from the cam of our comrade."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like it's nab them up close."
Infantry2: "I admire your courage, but in the end... we outnumber you by a factor of ten."
Metal Man: "Just punch them out. They just don't seem to be going down as easily as it could be."
Julian: "JUST SHUT UP!" *Julian rushes one of them and beats him about the face twice.*
Jina: "They talk too much. I don't like them at all."
Metal Man (GM): Two hits.
Aetos: "They might be buying time."
Infantry2: "Time? You can't possibly destroy all of us!"
Digifanatic: "That's all they're doing. Trust me."
Infantry3: "Surrender and we may let one of you live."
Digifanatic decides that he might as well be helping the cause ASAP. He boots up Group Drive from Julian and other ODer in the battle.
Jina: "...Uh, problem with that, poopie head."
Infantry2: "Silence, moron."
Digifanatic then continues with a Hyper Beam Matrix at the two infantrys.
Metal Man (GM): Bam, bam.
Digifanatic then finishes his round with a Fire Punch to the 1st one (#2)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jina shakes his fist at the Infantry. "I'm smarter than you, Turkey!"
Infantry2: "Lord Denon wants you and your Stadium destroyed. We'd blow the explosives if it wasn't for the large amount of soldiers still evacuating."
Aetos taps the bottom of his spear on the ground, and in a burst of white light the tip, shaped like a tornado dissolves and starts to spin like a tornado. Aetos then charges Infantry 2 and drills the spear into him for two actions.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and miss. Hit and miss.
Julian: "Someone scan 'em!"
Metal Man (GM): He's somewhat capable with his laser shield.
Charles: "How many sections is this world divided into?"
Infantry2: "It is---" *Knocked out of combat for this round.*
Aetos: *End of turn.*
Charles: "I still do not want to fight against Kuja, but this is purely for self-defense!"
Infantry3: "The bloodthirsty Charles L. Magellan never defends! He always attacks!"
Infantry3: "You're worse than all of the Questers!"
Julian: "Concentrate on him!" *retrieve his fedora while Infantry 2&3 are yelling at Charles.*
Infantry3: "Kuja told me so... Charles L. Magellan... villain of Smithy's tyranny... you almost destroyed the world."
Charles uses the Red Chaos Emerald... he uses his first action to pour anger of that Name into the emerald. "Magellean... IT'S SPELLED EAN AT THE END!!"
Infantry3: "Kuja told us to call you Magellan. I shall not disobey God."
Charles uses his second action to use a firece Pound attack against this Infantry.
Infantry3: "So you're going to have to kill everyone on this planet."
Metal Man (GM): POUND I mean hit.
Infantry3: "Dark coward. You will never triumph!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... they must have been especially clever in this room... I don't think there's a bomb in here."
Charles makes the sound of a dark screech as he gets out a random object.
Julian: "Then run and find one!"
Infantry3: "No, they just had to make me Door gaur--" *Stares at Magellean.*
Charles makes it transform into a fedora and tosses it at the Infantry.
Metal Man: "Ummm. If I lost you guys then you wouldn't have a purpose besides to slaughter people."
Metal Man (GM): *Blam.* Hit.
Julian: "...What the *censored* was that?"
Jina: "...Potty mouth."
Infantry3: "Argghhh! A magical version of the attack we just blocked!"
Julian: "How come you get to hit with that!"
Charles graps the fedora. It transforms back into the random object it was and he tucks it away.
Metal Man (GM): You notice the magical properties of that attack... obviously they were expecting the real thing.
Infantry3: "We will survive... you will die... dieeeeee... DIE..."
Aribar rushes towards the first soldier soldier while drawing his elven blade. The elf tries to pierce that armor the soldier is wearing before tossing his blade into the air, making his left hand into a gun with his thumb and index finger, and shooting sonic blast at the same infantry. Aribar ends his series of attacks by catching his shortsword and unleashing a vicious downward cut at the same soldier.*
Jina: "You're not a zombie..."
Infantry3: "You're not a Quester."
Jina: "...Be quiet, you turkey."
Metal Man (GM): Barely hit.
Charles: "Do not mistake me for the mad version of myself 10 years ago."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's attacks bounce off, save for the Sonic Boom.
Infantry3: "At last! I shall show you the power of our technology!"
Jina: "Hey, turkey: we don't care."
Infantry3: "Eat plasma, jerk."
Metal Man (GM): He points his wrist at Jina and fires six projectiles at him. Then he turns to Julian.
Charles: "Power, indeed."
Infantry3: "You're tough... let's see how you can handle this."
Jina disappears to the theme of "A turkey is you."
Metal Man (GM): His wrist suddenly sprouts a laser sword and he goes to stab Julian in the ankle. Man that thing is fast... probably because it is weightless.
Julian: *Ankle Bitten!* "Gah! You call that a sword?!"
Jina reappears in the same spot. "I hate you, Mr. Turkey..."
Charles: "He must be a high-ranked trooper."
Infantry3: "It is standard equipment."
Jina grumbles, before standing and unlatching the said latch in his shoulder pad. "Yay."
Infantry3: "But you all move too fast..."
Jina pulls out the solarian bible from Turion, before putting it in the said latch; a Power Source Slot, and relatching.
Infantry3: "...What, do you think you can kill me with religion?"
Metal Man (GM): You waste two actions and nothing extra happens. You have a feeling it's a book.
Charles peers from his eye what Jina just did and grits his teeth without giving notice to others.
Metal Man (GM): You know. The sort of book which is read. Not the type which shoots lasers.
Julian: "..." *facepalm.*
Charles: "It is definitely not a Quester."
Infantry3: "I don't know what's stranger, people who shriek and hurl magical hats or people who strap a bible to their chest and think they will be given super powers."
Julian: "Lemee show you a REAL sword..." *Julian reaches into his back pocket and pulls out the hilt of Vendetta. Julian quickly ignites it and dashes at Infantry3, slashing him across the chest.*
Infantry3: "Ahhhhh! Gerald Robotnik's swords!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit him...
Infantry3: *Speaks into his communicator.* "Questers have one of Gerald's light sabers. Over."
Charles left eye widens a bit before it reverts.
Metal Man (GM): Right after this Infantry 2 walks back into the battle.
Infantry2: "Blowing me that far away has only made life harder for... woah! One of those... I could buy a space ship for one of those."
Julian: "Shut your face!" *Julian slashes Infantry 3 some more.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. You slice him into pieces which then self-destruct violently.
Infantry2: "Forget my job! I must have that saber!"
Charles rolls his head. "You were saying how many sections this world was divided into?"
Infantry2: "Six shares evenly distributed."
Aribar: "You just saw your fellow soldier get sliced and diced by it! Do you truly think that you can wrest it from him?"
Infantry2: "My suit will self-destruct if I do not defeat you."
Aetos runs up to #2 and violantly thrusts his spear into him 3 times. *Impale x3.*
Infantry2: "I have no choice but to kill or die." *BZT* "I cannot deviate from the program."
Aribar: "What about 'running away and living'?"
Infantry2: "That is not acceptable. I will be killed for cowardly actions."
Metal Man (GM): *Hit.*
Infantry2: "My suit will take over if I fail to continue my objectives."
Aetos: "Shut up!"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos blows him away. Again. Great. Now you have to wait another round to see him.
Julian: "Now! While he's not here! Run for it!"
Metal Man: "We do not run. We must eliminate them all. Stop blowing him away. If any survive they will blow this place up."
Julian: "...Need I remind you of the time limit?"
Aetos chases after the guy... maybe in exchange for his 2nd action.
Metal Man: "Forward!"
Julian: "This is all your damn fault, Aetos..." *Slice And Dice!*
Infantry2: "You could fight me instead of blowing me away. You're only wasting time otherwise."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit...
Aetos: "Hey... it's not my fault wind blows people away."
Julian: *WUNDER KRIT!*
Metal Man (GM): He's sliced apart.
Julian: "Now can go?!" can we.*
Infantry2: "Thank you for saving me... save... the others..." *Dies.*
Metal Man (GM): Four more doors to choose from. North... West... And two South ones.
Aribar narrows his eyes at the soldier as he dies...* "Ummm... Was it just me or did he sound weird?"
Julian: *Northward ho!*
Metal Man: "I don't know what's going on here..." *follows North.*
Aribar follows Metal and Julian.
Julian: "No time! Place gonna 'splode!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a bomb in here, all right.
Aetos deactivates the wind on his spear... the tornado tip slows down and hardens into a twisted metal point now. Aetos then follows them.
Metal Man (GM): It's surrounded by... Five Infantrymen.
Charles looks around to see if anyone follows and goes in.
Infantry4: "Halt there!"
Julian: "...Son of a *censored*!"
Infantry6: "Destroy them all!"
Aribar: "For the second time, we killed three of you already! We can easily take you three!"
Metal Man: "...I think he wasn't joking when he said there were going to be so many of them."
Infantry7: "Then what about me?"
Julian: "Five, Aribar..."
Metal Man (GM): Yet Another Battle.
Infantry4: "You can't defeat all of us. We'll mow you down!"
Julian: "Stop showing up!" *Julian tries the Fedora again.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit all of them simultaneously.
Aribar glares at Julian. "You don't know how to count." *The elf then glares at Infantry 4.* "And you don't know when to run!"
Julian: *Wide arcing slice!*
Infantry4: "We cannot run. Our suits deny us so."
Infantry6: "Slaves for Lord Denon we are... fool!"
Aribar: "Yeah, yeah... Already heard it..." *IDEA!* "Do you want your freedom?"
Metal Man (GM): *BZZT.*
Infantry5: "Die, Quester!"
Aetos shakes his head.
Julian: "...Hmmm..." *Dexes one of 'em.*
Charles: "...It is like they've been roboticized."
Metal Man: "I think their suits prevent them from doing so."
Infantry Unit (Denon)
HP: 80/500 80/500 80/500 80/500 80/500.
Wrist Laser: 6 d20+20
Wrist Sword: d20+40, deals damage, 17-20 crit.
They attack in hordes. Denon has millions of them, all patterned after his now-dead Quest Hunters. Mind control circuitry prevents them from disobeying orders. They are hard-wired into their suits, so attempts to free them would require intricate surgery in a hospital. Main Recommendation: Destroy on sight."
Metal Man: "We can't save them and ourselves. There just isn't any time."
Julian: "...This is gonna take forever." *Julian directions his fedora to take another pass at them, turning around in midair.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit yet again.
Metal Man: "It appears they aren't relied upon for power. There's vast hordes of these things... and they're everywhere!"
Digifanatic starts off with another HBM...
Julian: "Use armor-piercing attacks if you have 'em! Only way we're gonna waste 'em!"
Aetos looks up... No roof right?
Digifanatic continues with a Fire Punch at #4.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic defends for third action.
Aetos bends his knees and his feet begin to shine, he thrusts himself upwards and he gets sent way up into the sky, one action later he starts falling downn downn dowwn... *BAM* Spear jabbed right through Infantry 7's head... if it hits.
Metal Man: "Please don't blow any of them away, Aetos. We don't have time to wait for them to come back." Hit. You deal severe damage to his headgear.
Aetos jumps back and extends the arm holding the spear out. The spear begins to pull him at Infantry seven... it goes to him head on, then around and from the backside.
Metal Man (GM): 'Hit and hit.
Metal Man: "This bomb is tricky. But it, too, shall be defused."
Charles: .oO(He's come a long way.)
Aetos gets pulled for an extra attack, right from above Infantry 7.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Infantry 7 is nearly dead.
Infantry8: "Blood thirsty Magellans... they're everywhere!"
Charles does not fall for the same trick again.
Infantry4: "They drink the blood of their opponents!"
Jina: "I think they got the wrong idea."
Charles ignores the comments and uses a Smashing left hook at Infantry7.
Metal Man (GM): He blocks you with his shield.
Infantry7: "Eat that, loser. Ha ha ha ha... ow..."
Charles fires 3 shots from his right minigun.
Metal Man: "I think the bombs were delayed, guys... this bomb isn't ticking as fast."
Aetos: "God must have pity on us."
Jina: "Or, we get to meet some huge evil guy."
Infantry4: "No, God, wishes to destroy you, fool."
Digifanatic: "Remember, Aetos?"
Metal Man (GM): One of the shots is deflected, the other two dent his armor.
Aetos: "I didn't mean that semi-god Kuja."
Digifanatic: "Oh, good."
Metal Man (GM): They all point their guns at Aetos.
Aetos blinks. Aetos's eyes widen.
Charles defends on his last action with his Gibby Shield.
Jina: "And Aetos is about to learn a lesson I am never going to learn."
Aribar decides to use some crowd control by pointing Moonlight up into the air. The sword glows and the elf pulls back his arm before launching a wide overhead chop at nothing. However, stars begin to rain down onto the battlefield, pummeling the opposition. The elf repeats this action once more before pointing Moonlight at Soldier 5 and firing bolt of lightning at him, futily hoping that it short circuits the suit.
Infantry4: "Ahhhhhhh! It's so beautifully painful!"
Aetos gets a random idea in his head that has nothing to do with this situation.
Metal Man (GM): The mighty magic blows up Infantryman 7. All of them... are almost dead. But... they survived long enough to attack. Infantry4-5 all open fire on Aetos with lasers. Infantry 6 goes to stab Aribar twice. Infantry 8 does the same at Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos HAS to have been vaporized, at least judging from all the lasers and explosions caused by the assault.
Julian: "Is that all you got, Infantry 8?"
Aribar is stabbed twice and is severely wounded, but still standing...
Infantry8: "No, but unfortunately I may not live to attack again."
Julian: "No you won't..."
Jina grunts, looking around the area for anything semi-important.
Metal Man (GM): Jina: There's the bomb, which Metal is disarming. There's the soldiers, who all have communicators. Which are beeping... a message plays on them.
???: "Let's just see how good these Questers are... heh heh heh."
Infantry8: "Yes sir."
Infantry5: "We will kill them all."
Julian: "Who 'zat?"
Jina: "...big cheese?"
Infantry6: "The Foreman of the Demolition Crew."
Julian: "Say goodbye."
Infantry6: "He told us you were pushovers. Claimed for years he could kill all of you by himself and get promoted."
Jina removes the Solarian bible from his power source slot, before, if having the actions, the belt from Deathguise.
Metal Man (GM): Jina takes off the belt and the bible, eating up all his actions.
Metal Man: "You know, this isn't quite a fashion show."
Julian: *Wide Arc Toss!* *OMG CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): They all die.
Jina: "Well, I doubt I'm of much use at the moment..."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOM.* Simultaneously.
Julian: *Decapitates 5 people.*
Aetos appears from a smoking pile of ash.
Metal Man (GM): 1250 EXP.
Julian: *catches his hat* "Nuthin' to it..."
Aribar: "Good... Got that bomb disarmed, Metal?"
Julian: "Metal, you got that bomb disarmed?"
Metal Man: "Where to next?" *Pulls up the bomb and sticks it in his pocket.* "I've got it, I've got it, yes."
Metal Man (GM): Four doors in here too. The one, South, you entered from.
Aetos uses his item finder.
Metal Man (GM): One North. Two of them go West.
Julian: *Westward ho!*
Digifanatic: *gains Fire ASE.*
Metal Man (GM): Which West?
Aribar follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Upper West or Lower West?
Julian: *Second West.*
Julian: *UPPPER WEST SIIIIIDE.*
Aetos assumes Diet Pepsi song didn't play..
Metal Man (GM): Ah.
Aribar: "We're never going to get all the bombs in time... ."
Jina: "Wouldn't it be faster to prepare?"
Metal Man (GM): No Diet Pepsi... until you reach the next room. SEVEN Infantrymen in there. And a bomb.
Infantry9: "It's you!"
Aribar: .oO(Piffle... . This maaaay be a bit hard.)
Jina blinks, not going in the room yet.
Aetos: "Ah... I found it!..."
Infantry10: "Kill them all!"
Jina hides behind the corridor wall, not going to battle yet. Cowardness ho?!
Digifanatic: "Awww boy..."
Infantry13: "They all stole my lines!"
Infantry14: "I can't think of anything good to say!"
Aribar frowns and sighs.* "Time to kill more slaves..."
Metal Man (GM): Battle Number 4.
Jina tries to Disguise himself as a infatry.
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Increasing Hordes of people.
Julian jumps up as his Rocket Boots activate and a yellow aura forms as he OOOOOOOVERDRIVES.
Metal Man (GM): Jina: Fat chance, their suits exploded.
Julian: "This is gettin' Old fast."
Jina frowns, and goes back in the fighting room with the rest of the party.
Metal Man: "There's so many of them..."
Julian flies at Infantry 15 and grabs him(Her?) by the head...
Metal Man (GM): Grabbed.
Aetos sighs, realizing his spear has 4 forms.
Julian then rears back as his fist gathers massive amounts of energy, flashes, and brings it down into Infanty 15's face. KO PUNCH.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *ENEMY health HALVED.*
Metal Man (GM): Halved indeed.
Julian then pushes off him, pulls off his fedora, and launches it at him, slashing him up 6 times with a Double Hat Trick.
Metal Man (GM): *Nuke.* He's exploded.
Julian: *catches his hat upon completeing the midair flip back to the group, and resumes hovering.*
Metal Man: "I think I've got it... Denon must be trying to bore us to death."
Digifanatic: "Who knows?"
Metal Man: "If he just keeps on sending these people at us we'll run out of energy some time, even if it is in the middle of a mountain of corpses. But we must secure this spot."
Digifanatic starts off the turn with quite possibly the most insane trick in his sleeve... a Quake Smash Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): *HIT.*
Charles: "We'll need a strategy to secure these ruins."
Digifanatic then Fire Punches Infantry 9.
Metal Man (GM): PUNCH.
Digifanatic Overdrives off of this.
Jina: "Is that a good idea? I don't think this Denon guy cares about sending millions of turkeys at us."
Metal Man (GM): Anything else?
Digifanatic decides to Fire Punch #9 again. *-7 SMASH.*
Metal Man (GM): SMASH.
Charles: .oO(The one that speaks out first is the victim. Remember that... the first one... the first one...)
Aetos holds his spear, suddenly the metallic tornado melds and shrinks back into a normal metal spike... like it's not so special anymore. *Quick Swap- changed back to normal.* He then feels the Spear get more reinforced somehow, he makes a stance, then the spike shines some, he thrusts at infantry12 with Shish Kebob attack.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aetos: *Critical.* *738 damage.*
Metal Man (GM): ...He just explodes.
Aetos defends at his last action. Aetos then starts panting. "That took a lot out of me..."
Metal Man (GM): You do notice, however that his communicator flies off... communicators flying off whenever they explode. You guys have learned well... there's only five left.
Metal Man: "I've almost got this one too... I have to wonder... what will we do with all these stolen bombs?"
Julian: "Rob a bank?"
Aribar: "Blow up the Apocalypse Group's HQ."
Jina: "Blow up some Bad-guy's lair? ...Or what Aribar said."
Infantry9: "Apocalypse what?"
Charles poses as he rolls his neck from side to side... he looks to Infantry9 and goes right up close to him.
Infantry9: "We are Denon's Infantry, division of Kuja's Empire of Nintendus."
Charles: *Thief attempt.*
Metal Man (GM): He moves so slowly you steal his communicator.
Charles: "...Oh crap."
Jina: "Yell at him! Yell at him!"
Metal Man (GM): The communicator... is linked to all the other Infantrymen.
Charles attempts to jump out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): You avoid... Looking at the screen, there are 22 other Infantrymen scattered about these ruins.
Julian: "Tell them to disband!"
Metal Man (GM): They have been ordered... to stand and fight you rather than flee?
Aetos thinks Charles will do the right thing.
Charles: "...We have about 20 more Infantry units to deal with."
Aribar: "Goodie... Let's take care of these guys first and then decide what to do."
Charles uses his second action to use a Destructive Rocket on one of them.
Metal Man: "It must be connected to the others. You may be able to manipulate them."
Metal Man (GM): Hit! He takes the hit.
Charles: "I'll do this before you blow up." *looks to the 9.*
Charles speaks into the communicators. "Attention all Infantry units, attention all Infantry units: Do not attack any intruders, I repeat; do not attack any intruders that may come within your vicinity. Allow them free access to all areas of the ruins. Over and out."
Aetos blinks. "You're supposed to be suggestive."
Digifanatic: "Shh..." .oO(Oh, that is brilliant, Charles.)
Metal Man (GM): ...*BOOOOOOM.* 16 separate explosions rock the ruins.
Metal Man (GM): Including all of the people you were fighting.
Aetos grips his feet to the ground.
Charles: "..." *puts the communicator down and jumps from the spot.*
Aribar: "Gah!" *The elf takes a moment to steady his balance.*
Jina yelps, covering his eyes.
Charles waits to see if it explodes.
Metal Man: "I think that was a... flaw in their loyalty programming."
Metal Man (GM): It does not.
Digifanatic ducks but still pays attention to what goes on.
Charles puts the communicator back on.
Aribar: "Even if they were just the suits of armor... I don't think those explosions could have done the ruins much good."
Julian: "They're ruins. Who cares?"
Metal Man (GM): 1750 EXP to everyone in this battle.
Charles: "Let's continue onward. Do you have the bomb disarmed?"
Metal Man (GM): Bonus 2250 to Charles for mass-controlling.
Metal Man: "Yes."
Aribar: "Charles, does that communicator show where the bombs are?"
Metal Man (GM): One door South...
Charles: "No it doesn't."
Metal Man (GM): Two Doors East (One higher than the one you used to come in)
Metal Man: "It's just a communicator."
Julian: *heads Upper East.*
Aetos: "Maybe we should look for those jammers while we go along..."
Jina: "Should we split up or play Follow-Mr.-Fedora?"
Metal Man (GM): You all walk in... to see 6 soldier-shaped craters.
Aribar: "Ah well..." *The elf follows Julian and sheaths Moonlight.*
Metal Man (GM): And communicators thrown around everywhere. And the bomb.
Aetos grabs a communicator.
Metal Man: "I've gotten used to disarming these things now."
Julian: "You know the drill."
Aribar: "I think Follow-Mr.-Fedora works well. Do your stuff, Mets."
Digifanatic takes one as well.
Metal Man grabs the bomb and disarms it quickly.
Aetos speaks into it. "HIIIII."
Jina takes a communicator.
Metal Man (GM): 1 of 3 secrets Discovered: Communicator flaws cause mass death of Infantrymen.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: No response.
Metal Man: "This bomb neutralized. Where to next?"
Metal Man (GM):There's a door South, and the door you came in through.
Julian: *Southward ho!*
Jina sighs, following Julian. "I wanna lead some day."
Aribar follows Mr. Fedora.
Aetos is reluctant, but follows... forced too.
Metal Man (GM): You enter a room you saw before. One door South, Two East.
Julian: *Lower East.*
Aetos hrms... Maybe a soldier explosion knocked out a jammer or something... *Checks his Dex again.*
Metal Man (GM): You march into an empty corridor...
Jina follows, muttering "Times are tough."
Digifanatic follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Three doors South.
Julian: *Upper South.*
Metal Man (GM): ...That's an oxymoron. Middle, left, or right.
Julian: *Left South.*
Aetos assumes the Dex-map of the stadium ruins still won't come up.
Aribar follows the leader.
Metal Man (GM): Of course it won't.
Aetos starts walking into right south..
Metal Man (GM): You walk into another room... mysteriously abandoned. There's a bomb in it too.
Digifanatic continues on.
Metal Man: "I'll handle it."
Metal Man (GM): The communicators spark with static and chatter.
Julian: "Hmmm..." *Julian checks the communicator to see if it'll show where the Bombs are.*
Charles attempts to dexes the communicator with his Dex.
Communicators: "All men. Retreat immediately. Major flaws in communicator systems. I'm going to handle this personally."
Dex: "Communicator data analyzed. System hacked into. Bomb map discovered."
Aetos sits at the entryway to right south.
Digifanatic: "Oh great."
Aribar: "... Am I the only one that thinks that 'personally' means 'remote detonation'?"
Charles: "Gentlemen, we found our map to the bombs."
Digifanatic: "Or at least ambush those responsible..."
Metal Man: "I got this bomb too... easy now."
Dex: "Go down the Left door."
Metal Man (GM): There's a door to the right, to the left, and dead ahead.
Julian: *Leftward ho!*
Digifanatic takes the left.
Metal Man: "I guess we won't have to worry so much..."
Charles goes that way as well.
Metal Man (GM): You walk into another hallway. Also abandoned.
Aetos shrugs and catches up with them.
Metal Man (GM): And another bomb.
Metal Man picks it up and fixes it too.
Dex: "Two bombs left."
Charles dexes one of the bombs Metal's carrying.
Jina hmms and puts the communciater into his Power Slot.
Dex: "C-4. Highly explosive. Not intended for use in areas with hostile combatants."
Aetos blinks at what Jina just did.
Metal Man (GM): Jina is zapped... repeatedly.
Jina: "Ick! Ack! Ow!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Then he suddenly is mind controlled.
Aetos curses the powers not-to-be-Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): Jina get the urge to kill the Questers and announce the glory of Denon.
Julian: *rips the thing out.*
Aribar: "You okay, Jina?" *The elf then realizes he should heal himself.*
Dex: "This C-4 is easy to control, thusly it is reusable."
Metal Man (GM): Julian rips it out. Jina is electrified again.
Metal Man (GM): Then after smoking a bit on the ground he's back to normal.
Jina: "Ick!--Des--A--Ow. What happened?"
Charles: "Exactly. Let's move out."
Julian: "Where to next?"
Dex: "Dead ahead door."
Aribar casts Cure once on Jina and thrice on himself.*
Julian: *Straightward ho!*
Metal Man (GM): You lead into another empty room.
Jina blinks, noticing his shoulder pad-ripped a bit, and nodding to Aribar in apperciation.
Digifanatic follows on.
Dex: "Door to the left."
Julian: *Leftward ho!*
Digifanatic takes the left.
Metal Man (GM): You enter... another bomb room.
Jina: "Items! Items! Come unto me!"
Metal Man: "Like stealing candy. Well... it wasn't until Charles cheated those Infantrymen out of fighting."
Metal Man deactivates this bomb too.
Julian: "They were gonna die anyway."
Jina blinks, staring at the bomb, then at the power source slot.
Aetos prods a coin into Jina's power slot.
Metal Man (GM): The coin dissappears. Jina feels mildly more powerful. It must need more coins to have a real affect.
Jina: "...That felt..rather..silly."
Dex: "Back through that door. Continue through right-way doors to last bomb."
Julian: *Thataway Ho!*
Jina passes Aetos 4000 coins.
Aetos: "I had 1 extra coin."
Digifanatic follows Julian.
Jina: "Put them in!"
Metal Man (GM): You go through the door as usual. Then to the next room...
Charles follows that way.
Aetos walks on.
Metal Man (GM): It's the ruined safe room. Most of the safes are gone. Others are empty.
Jina runs back to the group.
Digifanatic: "K, Metal."
Aetos: "I got new shinies."
Jina: "Aetos! Gimme back my coins."
Metal Man (GM): There's cracked tile sprayed about, and the floor seems uneven in places.
Aribar continues following the group.*
Aetos sighs and gives back 3999 to Jina. Aetos then shoves 1 coin into Jina's power slot again.
Metal Man (GM): This place seems weird... but you can continue ahead.
Charles checks around the uneven spaces...
Aribar continues forward watching the Jina & Aetos Show as he walks.*
Aetos: "I get this feeling the floor will hurt us some how."
Jina puts the other 3999 coins into the power slot, before sitting down.
Aribar: "If you trip maybe."
Metal Man (GM): Charles sees that the floor is odd in some areas... safes everywhere. Do you continue looking while the others go ahead?
Aetos prods the cracked ground with his spear.
Julian: *flies ahead, looking for the bomb.*
Charles: "Guys go, I'll stay to this area and see if there's any traps."
Metal Man: "Aye."
Metal Man goes ahead... to the last bomb.
Aetos: "I'll help..."
Jina stands again, following Julian. "Ciao."
Metal Man: "This is the last one." *picks it up and disarms it quickly.* "The Stadium... is safe. For now. And you said we should run."
Digifanatic keeps on going.
Charles attempts to move some safes around.
Julian: "Can you blame me?"
Aribar: "Hrm... Now what should we do? Find the Foreman?"
Aetos: "Here, let me help."
Metal Man: "Well, Charles fixed their wagon for us." Aetos goes to help.
Aetos helps Charles move the safes where he wants them.
Metal Man (GM): You both unearth... a golden safe. ...It's got all sorts of ancient writing on it.
Charles: "We're gonna have to check special rooms from now on."
Aetos: "Well... that's pretty."
Metal Man (GM): Jina: +4 to hit for 3 rounds next battle from coins.
Aetos: "Maybe we should try to figure out what those words are? "
Charles uses his dex to download some of the photos and inscriptions.
Metal Man: "Our next objective... is to take out the Foreman, yes."
Metal Man (GM): Charles downloads the photos. It's weird... something special stored inside. But how to open it?
Charles: "Begin analyzation. Cross-reference on all available sources."
Aetos: "Yeah... what he said."
Dex: "...All symbols relate to Japanese version of... Speak? Also translated: Potato Chips, Spike Spiegal, and... Hurricane."
Aetos scratches his noggin.
Julian: "I watched that show!"
Aetos: "Do you think... that's what's inside? Or what? Wait..." *sits down.* "Potato chips?"
Charles: "Those are all the available resources. It hardly brings us closer as to what it means."
Dex: "The words are arranged to be asking for a synonym as a key. 'Old Quester' is also inscribed."
Charles: "The name of an old Quester."
Aetos: "Lets see... Dex, give me a list of old Questers who ate potato chips if you would?"
Dex: *Overflows with names.*
Charles: "One that comes to my head is Skyhigh."
Metal Man (GM): You say the word... nothing happens.
Charles: "But he didn't have anything related to hurricanes."
Dex: "Skyhigh. Ruled out as a possibility."
Aetos: "Now, out of those... who has been involved with a hurricane?"
Charles: "Well I keep remembering about how Azure was almost in a hurricane when he lived on Earth, but nothing about potato chips."
Aetos: "Psst... Locos, what's a Spike Spiegal?"
Dex: "Spike Spiegal. Old Quester."
Aetos: "Yes... I was just thinking of Oceanblaze as well."
Dex: "Definitely not a key. As it did not unlock the safe."
Charles: "There was a close one, too. His name was Spyke, but I never knew him quite well."
Aetos: "He was a Quester? Interesting."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing there either.
Dex: "No name 'Spyke' detected on record."
Aetos: "So what does potato chips, Spike Spiegal, and a Hurricane all mean? Greasy? Nah. Dex can you show a picture of Spike Spiegal?"
Dex: "Picture was corrupted. However, information leads to transformer that he was a part of."
Aetos: "Who was he ... 'partnered' with?"
Charles: "I never knew he had a partner."
Dex: "Unknown. References indicate his files were lost in repeated destruction of The Stadium."
Aetos: "Hmm... lets see."
Charles: "...He was a bounty hunter, wasn't he?"
Dex: "Unknown. He had connections with Questers before The Void began destroying things. It appears he was killed by Kuja."
Aetos: "Do you have ANY more information on Spike Spiegal, preferably in relation to potato chips or hurricanes?"
Dex: "His partner's name is a synonym of sorts for 'Hurricane'"
Aetos: "Wait... I could get this... lemme think. Is it Tempest? "
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK.* The safe opens up, revealing a golden sword which shines a lot.
Charles: "Of course."
Aetos: "Wow." *high-fives Charles.*
Charles high-fives back.
Metal Man (GM): Secret 2 Discovered: Tempest's Sword.
Charles: "Tempest was one of the more well-known guys when SSQ first started to form. I mean lesser known."
Aetos: "I see... so, do you want this sword?"
Charles: "I will take it to Metal and see what he wants done with it. Help me move other chests around."
Metal Man (GM): The other chests... empty. Nothing else here. Meanwhile... everyone else unknowingly left them behind as they walked out the front door of the ruins.
Metal Man:"Well, it's time to defeat whoever it was on the communicator. Right, Julian?"
Jina: "I wonder who he was."
Julian: *Moved on already.*
Aribar: "I'm hoping this foreman is all bark no bite..."
Aribar: "Or at least no more bite than those blasted soldiers."
???: "Hah hah hah hah haaaaah!"
Metal Man (GM): You hear the unmistakable sound of a mecha.
Jina: "And we are about to be answered!"
Metal Man (GM): ...His mecha walks into view... it's a humanoid one. He's in the main seat. A weird 'M' logo is on it.
Julian: "You look like a bleeder."
???: "I am the foreman of this site... and at last, I shall kill the Questers!"
Jina: "...I want that mecha all of a sudden."
???: "I shall be promoted to Commander rank for this! And they said it couldn't be done... Any last words?"
Julian: "Shut up and die." *Stance in mid-air.*
Jina: "Wait! I have a question."
Jina: "...Should I call you turkey, chicken, or stake?"
Metal Man (GM): BOSS BATTLE. Questers vs. Mach 1.
Aribar: "Here goes everything... ."
Mach 1: "You shall be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): His mecha... it looks like a large version of his infantrymen. He uses the wrist laser... uh-oh. He strafes everyone at once. Affects everyone.
Julian: *flips out of the way of all but two.*
Digifanatic is hit twice.
Aribar attempts to leap out of the way and is only grazed.*
Jina stands. "I actually live!"
???: "Not anymore!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires off a highly powerful fire beam at Jina.
Digifanatic: "Julian, you go on the offense. I'll be the backer-upper on this."
Julian: "That's what I always do..."
Metal Man (GM): Damage, and you're burnt.
Jina is shot... Jina then dies.
Metal Man (GM): Then he just sits there in Defensive stance.
???: "In my mecha, I am unstoppable! Ha ha ha ha!"
Digifanatic: (mumbling) "One thing that annoys me more than anything else is evil laughter..."
Julian: "But first, I'm thirsty." *Julian reaches into his back pocket and pulls out a Pez Dispenser with the KeroKero Cola Mscot on the head. Julian pops a tab out, which quickly expands into a can of KKC.* *pops the tab, guzzles it, crushes the can, and tosses it over his shoulder while replacing the PEZ Dispenser.* "Refreshing!* *PARTY FULLY HEALED.*
Julian: "And now..." *Julian flies at the mecha's main seat, aiming to grab it.*
???: "Not so fast!"
Metal Man (GM): He magically bonks you out of the way with his shield.
Julian: "...*CESNORED*ING SHEILDS!* *Punches in anger."
Metal Man (GM): He's hit. At least, the mecha is. The mecha itself takes damage, but the maniac inside does not.
Julian: *MORE PUNCHING.*
Metal Man (GM): Major damage... mecha looks expensive to you.
Digifanatic starts the turn by Dexing this thing...
Special: All who miss with close-range attacks take damage from being zapped by the shield.
Shield Block: Sacrifice an action to block an attack. Deals no damage, though.
Strafe Laser: 6 d20+20, deals Pierces DR and affects everybody.
Elemental Laser: d20+40, shoot a really powerful laser of (insert element) which does the status effect related to it if it hits.
Missiles: 3 d20+50. Fire off three highly accurate missiles.
Laser Sword: d20+20, deals Laser Wave: Affects all. check; all who fail take damage. Pierces DR.
The mecha itself is very expensive. The person riding it is not. End of entry."
Digifanatic then gives a Power Charge to Julian, and then finishes he round with a Crazy Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. It's looking busted up right now.
???: "What? My precious Mecha! I spent so much on those weapons..."
Digifanatic: "Heeeeeeeeee's not gonna like me."
Aribar raises his hand above the elf's head and snaps his fingers. Several bolts of blue lightning fall from the sky and converge on the mecha before the elf pulls his fist back, grey blades flying around it at alarming speeds. Punching forth the wizard unleashes several blades of wind that lance towards the mecha and rip into its components before dissipating. Finally... Heheheheheh. Aribar concentrates on gathering all of the magical energies in the area. A multicolored, shifting aura appears around the elf before the elf unleashes this wild surge of magic... He's been perfecting this spell since he was in the underground city of Turion.
Metal Man (GM): So... the green potion is used, and... Nothing happens.
Aribar blinks...* "Ummm... "
???: "Uck. Green goo everywhere."
Aribar: "I... Uhh... Meant to do that! Yeah... ."
Jina stands back up. "Gawd!" *takes a look around for anything of use.*
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... Mecha... C4... Communicators...
Jina rubs his chin. "What do you guys think would happen if I grabbed a C4, stuck it in my power source, and ran up to Mr. Mecha?"
Aribar: "... If you want to be suicidal, go ahead."
Metal Man: "...It is not the way of a Quester to be a suicide bomber."
Jina: "...True enough."
???: "And... uhh... the blood of your body would mess up my paint!"
Julian: "Do it!"
Metal Man: "Do something."
Julian: "Do it!"
Jina rubs his chin...
Julian: "Do it!"
Jina runs up to the mecha, looking for anything to steal.
Metal Man (GM): You realize the mecha itself could be stolen if you could just break into it. It punts you away.
Metal Man (GM): You take damage from the shield.
???: "Even while covered in green goop, I can defend myself from you!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles and Aetos arrive at the scene.
Aetos: "Hiya Guy-- Uh."
???: "You dare damage my most expensive weapon ever? Die!"
Metal Man (GM): He punches the ground four times... causing four waves of energy to fly at you guys.
Julian: *Avoids automatically, being flying and all.*
???: "What a waste... this Mecha... just being destroyed. I will have my revenge!"
Julian: "Get out of that mech before I break your out!" *Julian flies at the mecha, attempting a Mech-Jacking with a Thief Roll.*
Charles: "This oughta be interesting."
Metal Man (GM): But can you flee from the mecha with the stolen person? You grab him and hurl him out... the mecha is now deactivated.
Julian: "Latta', foo!" *Toss into wall.*
Metal Man (GM): He flies into the wall... into a portal.
Metal Man: "...Well... I guess that took care of him."
Julian: "That was easy."
Aribar blinks, trying to comprehend what just happened.
Metal Man (GM): 2500 EXP to all.
Aetos tries to run in after him.
Metal Man (GM): You can't the portal closed right after him. The communicators buzz. ...It's an official message from Denon himself!
Aetos: "Bad bad bad..."
Denon Reveille: "Attention all units. The Questers have returned."
Aetos talks into his comm. "No they didn't, they were imposters."
Denon Reveille: "Attack and destroy the ruined Stadium with extreme predjudice. They have compromised all of the defenders there. I have shut off communications to the affected network, mostly. Destroy everything you find."
Metal Man: "...Look at that!"
Aetos: "So he didn't hear. Grr."
Metal Man (GM): *Points at the sky to the North.*
Metal Man (GM): There's... four gigantic ships flying towards the Stadium. ...And an endless army of Infantry. Millions of them.
Aetos gasps for air. Aetos then runs into the mech.
Metal Man: "Run where? Right into more troops?"
Julian: "...Oh...*censored*." *is in the Mech.*
Charles: "Oh crap."
Metal Man (GM): *Secret 3: Stealing the mecha.*
Julian: "What do you suggest then?!"
Aribar: "Any ideas, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Well... let us contact home base. It'll take them a while to get here. The main reason for protecting this place was because we can start to rebuild it."
Julian: "It's about to become a crater!"
Metal Man: "Where are you going to run, Julian? We're surrounded on all sides."
Julian: "That's what I'm asking YOU!"
Charles: "I believe this sword may be of some help?"
Metal Man: "...Sword?"
Charles unwields a golden sword from his sheathe for the former Onyx Sword. "This is Tempest's old sword from long ago."
Aribar: "What's that?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, pretty."
Metal Man: "...Pretty, but not enough to stop them. It's just a powerful weapon. Now then... let us prepare for the onslaught."
Metal Man walks into the ruins... mystified but determined.
Charles: "Could I keep it?"
Metal Man: "Keep it."
Charles keeps it.
Julian: *Downs another KeroKero Cola to prepare everone.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles gained: Tempest's Sword.
Charles sheathes Tempest's Sword.
Metal Man (GM): *CLIFFHANGER.*
Aetos gets his health recovered! Whee.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers, having stopped the maniacal foreman and his Infantrymen from destroying the Stadium, have only found themselves looking down the barrel of millions of incoming soldiers. Will they beat the odds? What was Sardis Mongul up to? Where is Kuja? Find out all this and more, on the next episode of SUPER SMASH QUEST! Everyone (even Jina) gains 10,000 coins for their pay for this session. Thus, Season 6 has begun.