Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 245: Magitek Maulin' Maniacs
November 11th, 13th & 14th 2005.
Metal Man (GM): Mission Start. The group is at the newly rebuilt Big Room. There, the monitor is up again; and Mewtwo is using it to talk, as usual.
Digifanatic looks around. "We're getting there."
Mewtwo: "The Stadium is safe... but admittably, not in good shape."
Julian: "At least it's here."
Mewtwo: "You guys can't do much without a functioning stadium, especially since it is your only safe place on all of Nintendus."
Aribar: "So how are we going to remake the Stadium?"
Mewtwo: "The warp rooms, all of it... gone. Annihilated. Of course, we have a working Stadium here, but no way to send it to you."
Digifanatic: "A question, first."
Aetos: "Where is... there?"
Mewtwo: "Turion. Of course."
Digifanatic: "If it is possible, how long could it take for new warps to be built in?"
Julian: "A long time, I'm guessing."
Azure: .oO(I have a feeling we wont like this answer..)
Mewtwo: "...Build... new warp machines? No, no, no. One can't just do that. They were never made in the first place."
Digifanatic: "That's... kinda odd."
Metal Man: "It turns out the ones we were using were artifacts."
Metal Man: "No one ever explained where they came from."
Julian: "Non-refundable, then..."
Metal Man: "Master and Crazy Hand may have known, but they're... gone. Wolfman and VG have been missing for quite a while, too."
Mewtwo: "But you still can salvage some things."
Julian: "Such as?"
Mewtwo: "The laboratory, the library, and stuff like the cafeteria. The holo rooms were destroyed where you are at, and the library will be missing records that someone or something stole for quite a while now..."
Charles has been looking down, deep in thought. This has been going on for a while.
Mewtwo: "We have located the missing parts for the things that can be recovered."
Metal Man (GM): One of the screens shows a map of Nintendus, divided into six even pieces. It zooms in on an area to the East of HQ, next to 'Lake ???'
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, how cliche...)
Mewtwo: "Some facility, placed right where Grunty's facilities were in the old days, happens to have a ton of parts in boxes."
Charles looks up to the screen.
Mewtwo: "You are to break in and steal as many boxes of these parts back as possible."
Digifanatic: .oO(It's always near or in a body of water...)
Digifanatic: "Sounds good."
Charles: "What resistance can we expect along the way and inside the facility?"
Aetos thinks about the specialty ship last mission... and what direction it was headed.
Mewtwo: "High amounts of magitek have been detected at the facility. It is, no doubt, some place full of magitek machinery."
Charles emerald begins to glow with radiant energy as his face shows grimace.
Julian: "Fun. Let's just hope Charles doesn't flip out and destroy it."
Mewtwo: "The entire planet seems bathed in the glow of magitek, but this place is one of the places where it originates from. Those commanders are also problems. One of them must be the controller of the facility."
Charles: "Every piece... must be destroyed."
Mewtwo: "They are likely to appear in traditional fashion to attack you."
Aribar: "We can never just go somewhere, be allowed to do something, and go peacefully on our way, huh?"
Metal Man: "Locos, you remember what that Infantry jerk told you? I think he said he knew of something relating to the commanders..."
Mewtwo: "We could guess who would use so many machines."
Charles: "The six lords of Nintendus? I would doubt any one of them would be there."
Mewtwo: "Eggman? He never used Magitek. In fact... his heritage suggests he would try to destroy it with 'Superior' technology."
Digifanatic: "Heh, yeah."
Mewtwo: "He's also a ruthless traitor. We all know he shoved Ruvyn out a window just to get a chaos emerald."
Charles: "I remember that vividly."
Mewtwo: "Not quite material to be building Magitek for Kuja, then."
Julian: "So who?"
Charles: "My bet is on Kappa."
Mewtwo: "We must also see... it's built on the same place where Grunty's research and development labs were located."
Charles: "There is no telling unless we leave, so I'm---"
Julian: "Who's Kappa again?"
Digifanatic digs way back.,.
Azure: "I've never heard the name either... doesnt ring much of a bell.."
Digifanatic: "Some robot thing... I remember Gibby picking up some blueprint or something about him."
Mewtwo: "Kappa was an ancient robot revived by Gerald Robotnik who copied people's attacks."
Digifanatic: "I also remember that his tape was vulnerable. Dunno if it still is."
Mewtwo: "He and Doopliss were similar in their ways, acting aloof and making a mess."
Charles: "I'm not sure if Kappa is the 'Gizoid' though, but nontheless, I am on my way."
Mewtwo: "You may go, yes."
Metal Man: "Make sure to blow up anything which doesn't help you."
Charles leaves the Big Room and transverses to the East, opening and closing doors.
Digifanatic makes sure to gets some items.
Aetos follows quickly behind.
Julian: "I'm out. See ya if we get back." *Julian gets up and starts making his way towards their destination.*
Aribar follows Julian. "Don't sound so optimistic!"
Digifanatic buys one X Accuracy, 2 Max Shrooms, 1 Kerokero Kola, and a Shell Phone.
Metal Man (GM): And off you go. Down a dirt path. You can really enjoy how evil it seems on this planet. Everything is just... dark. This place used to be a plain. Now it's an endless forest. Full of dead trees. And skulls. And craters.
Aetos: "What a happy place to live..."
Digifanatic follows the others after paying...
Azure: "This area looks as if it died long ago..."
Metal Man (GM): The path is completely overgrown.
Julian: "No duh..."
Metal Man (GM): Everything seems burnt, on closer look. You begin to see it all thinning out. Apparently this was just stuff surrounding the Quester HQ ruins.
Aribar frowns... "How are we ever going to repair this?"
Julian: "Jeez... what a holocaust..."
Metal Man (GM): There's metal debris thrown around here... a rather large trail too.
Digifanatic: "Well, probably would have to hire some good construction..."
Metal Man (GM): And here there is... well. It just gets worse.
Digifanatic: "Maybe the people who fixed Toad Town 3."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the edge of a short slope downward. All around the edge of the Stadium ruins is none other than an endless dark field. Of half-dead grass.
Azure: "This... destruction... is immense..." *Azure kneels briefly giving a prayer to the dead in hopes of easing souls. He stands again and continues walking with everyone.*
Metal Man (GM): There's craters everywhere. The ground is lumpy.
Julian: "...Azure, you're 10 years too late..."
Metal Man (GM): You're lucky that the dead are, uhh, peaceful.
Aetos blinks... "The... da..."
Julian: "What happened here? Meteors?"
Metal Man (GM): There are, indeed, some scattered markers here and there. The field itself has debris scattered everywhere.
Aetos is wide-eyed.
Dex: "Kuja's ultimate lightning attack destroyed all of Nintendus in order to make it his own."
Aetos avoids stepping on the lumps.
Dex: "10 years later, not even Kuja could clean up the mess."
Aetos: "Fuh... did he even try?" *eyes Charles and gulps.*
Charles walks a bit faster so he doesn't have to hear the idle chatting.
Aetos turns on his item finder. "Eee..."
Metal Man (GM): The item finder makes a weird clicky noises.
Julian: "...This is lightning?" *Keeps on a walkin'.*
Dex: "Lightning caused it... but no longer comes."
Digifanatic: "Hey, this was Kuja's doing."
Aetos: "What the?.. clicky noises?"
Metal Man (GM): You continue down the path, which is now dirt and used.
Digifanatic: "With him, you can never tell..."
Aetos waves the spear over several lumps.
Metal Man (GM): Iy clicks a lot... apparently there's junk thrown around everywhere.
Aribar looks back to Aetos.* "What's with your spear?"
Metal Man (GM): The path itself is leading towards a large facility with chain link fence surrounding it.
Aetos: "It doesn't normally click... this is odd."
Julian: "He's got an item finder."
Aetos shrugs and goes behind Aribar.
Dex: "Area may be radioactive."
Azure: Well if it isn't obvious I guess this is where we head.
Julian: "Like we could head anyplace else..."
Metal Man (GM): You start seeing signs. The most interesting... points the way you came back. It says... 'DANGER' 'Quester Headquarters this way.'
Metal Man (GM): 'Cursed by Kuja, former temple of all blasphemous people.' 'Atmosphere around it may kill you.'
Julian: "...So we're a forbidden zone now?"
Azure: Seems that way..
Metal Man (GM): 'Turn back all ye with souls...'
Aribar: "That's good to hear. Should keep intruders away while we're gone."
Aribar takes a step away from Julian and continues walking.*
Metal Man (GM): Now, on to business. You're getting to your objective. After all that sight-seeing... It's a large facility, full of guard towers.
Charles unholsters his left gun and the Knight Shield in the right hand.
Julian: "...How're we gonna sneak in without them knowing..."
Azure: I hope this turns out well.
Aribar: "This may be a bit difficult..."
Julian: "Eh..." *looks around for a hole in the fence or something like that.*
Metal Man (GM): You see a main entryway in it, which is guarded by two guards. Julian: No holes... it's shiny.
Aetos goes up to an area of the fence, away from the guards, and prods it.
Azure: "From what I've seen of these technolgies..the fence is usually..."
Metal Man (GM): BZBZBZZBZZZTTTT.
Azure: *hopes its nots.*
Metal Man (GM): Aetos lights up like a christmas tree.
Metal Man (GM): He takes damage. Then air raid sirens go off. Then the main gate slams shut.
Azure: "It was and now..."
Digifanatic: "Oh maaaaaaaaan..."
Aribar smacks his forehead.*
Metal Man (GM): One of the tower guards opens fire at Aetos.
Metal Man (GM): You leap out of the way as a rainbow laser nearly chops off your nose.
Charles stands proudly and looks to the two guards.
Metal Man (GM): They're in towers which are 20 feet off of the ground. With rainbow deathrays at the top.
Julian: *looks for cover.*
Aetos: "Psst... shoot out the death rays!"
Metal Man (GM): They can only hit people who are close to the fence.
Julian: "...Charles! Get the Bazooka!"
Charles: "You seem to forget that I was forced to give it back to Metal."
Julian: "...Oh yeah... Damn."
Aribar squints and with his sharp eyes looks at the towers to see how prone to ranged fire they are. "I think I may be able to bombard them with some spells."
Metal Man (GM): You see they have force fields.
Azure: "Well... it seems they can't do much if we don't move foward. And yet in that lies the problem.."
Metal Man (GM): MAGITEK force fields.
Aribar: "'course... It looks like there's forcefields..."
Julian: "Can you take down barriers?"
Digifanatic wonders if it's possible to blow open the gate with any ranged attacks...
Dex: "Magitek force fields detected."
Metal Man (GM): The gate itself is just a chain-link fence gate.
Aribar begins charging Terrorbolt up to Level 11.
Digifanatic: "Okay... chain link... we should be able to take that down."
Julian wonders if he can cut open the fence with his Fedora.*
Metal Man (GM): You could.
Julian: *LAUNCH!* "Watch it!"
Charles radiates with power of anger into the Chaos Emerald...
Metal Man (GM): Charles begins glowing red.
Digifanatic: "Wow... nice radiation, Charles."
Julian: *Waits for results of launching his Fedora at the fence.*
Aribar continues charging Terrorbolt, a small ball of electricity in front of the elf's palm getting larger...
Charles: "Vengeance... for experiments... vengance..."
Azure looks to this left and right seeing every do something. He stands sliding his feet into stand. He holds his palms over his head where energy begins to gather as Azure prepares dragon fang.
Digifanatic walks away from Charles, while still paying his share of attention on that fence.
Azure speeds past the blast then while running takes the time to look around the area any means of moving forward would be good. Currently he was considering all options.
Charles walks to the nearest building... whichever building it would be.
Metal Man (GM): The A building. Do you try to break into it?
Charles approaches it and charges for a Meteor Smash.
Digifanatic: "Want to try the A, then? Guess so."
Julian: "...Looks like I'm with Charles. Aetos and Azure, you guys check the F building. Digi and Ari, go for D."
Aetos: "...Excuse you?"
Aribar: "... I don't think this is a wise course, but we don't really have time to discuss it right now!"
Charles releases the Meteor Smash, which is his left fist, unto the padlock!
Aetos: "I'll go in F, but know this, it is of my own free-will."
Digifanatic runs towards the D building.
Azure: "No time... Aetos if you're coming lets go! Here, my gift to everyone!" *his spirit charms spread out everywhere healing those that had been struck twice for 25 hp each for a total of 50. Azure begins making his way to the f building.
Metal Man (GM): Charles breaks open the A building.
Julian: "You'll be fine. We need to find the boxes before any more troops show up thanks to the Alarm, which means splitting up."
Aribar rushes over to Door D and attempts to blast it open with a Fira explosion.
Julian: *Heads for Door A.*
Aetos goes with Azure.
Charles holsters both gun and shield. He walks inside after shaking his fist.
Metal Man (GM): Looks like split-up time! *Branch 1.*
Charles takes out shield again.
Metal Man (GM): The people going into the A building.
Julian: *Yo.* "Charles! Wait up!"
Metal Man (GM): The door's busted open. there is inside. It is a large warehouse. There's machinery moving boxes around a lot. And... 3 weird looking guys walking around inside. Do you enter?
Julian: "...Jackpot." *Tries Dexing them in text-only mode.*
Charles already entered the building. He has no choice.
Metal Man (GM): You're both inside the building, safe from the laser turret guy now.
Dex: "Too far away to determine target."
Metal Man (GM): It's sorta dark in here. You can't tell what boxes are what. There's a nice light switch by the door, though.
Julian: *Tries sneaking closer then. Sneakily sneak.*
Charles walks up to one of the boxes.
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Got the sneaky ability thingymabob? Charles walks up to a box labeled 'DANGER: Handle with Caution' Nope. This one is a lone box.
Charles opens up the box.
Metal Man (GM): You discover... that it is empty.
Charles uses a Smash attack on the box.
Metal Man (GM): Okay then. Charles breaks the empty box into four pieces of wood instead. I mean 6. Including the top. Meanwhile, Julian sneaks up behind a box near the three weirdoes.
Charles moves onto the next box.
Metal Man (GM): ...They're short men who have an unhealthy silver shine to them.
Julian: *Text-Only scan on the 3 weirdos.*
Metal Man (GM): You can't see their faces, though. Your dex goes off and tells you--> PM. You reach the next box without something stacked on it.
Julian: "..." .oO(X-Nauts?)
Charles uses an Alpha Falcon Kick on the next box.
Metal Man (GM): This one says 'OSMP1' Until you kick it open. Quester HQ stuff flies everywhere. Unfortunately, you'll have to forget this box. It's hard to use parts which were burnt.
Charles moves onto the next box.
Julian: *Looks for a door where more Robo X-Nauts could enter through.*
Metal Man (GM): You see a door out the back. Charles finds another OSMP1 box.
Julian: *Anything he could block it with?*
Charles starts to fire up his emerald again.
Metal Man (GM): You could block it with boxes.
Charles: "Where... is... the MAGITEK??"
Metal Man (GM): Charles feels it... in the people near Julian?
Charles senses it... they are close. Charles then walks to the machinery. "Vengeance."
Julian tries to take out the X-Nauts stealthily with a few good throws of his Fedora, without being noticed.
Metal Man (GM): Julian's cover is blown when he walks towards the metallic people. Charles bumbles into the way of the Fedora too. You hit Charles three times with the fedora while the steel people get into attack stance. Yeah. That's what it'd do if Charles hadn't have viciously marched in the way. He blocked it with his body. BATTLE.
Julian: "...Goddammit Charles!"
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. ??? x3.
Julian: *Catch, prepare for battle.*
Charles is knocked out of life as he falls to the ground.
Julian: "Hate you so much..."
Metal Man (GM): The ???s turn around to face Charles, revealing they are X-Nauts made out of steel. Or Magitek. Or something. They got themselves freaky Magitek crystals sticking out of their heads.
Julian: *Transfers the info he dexed to Charles' dex while he's dead.*
Magitek X-Nauts: "You will be destroyed. Attack pattern Alpha engaged."
Metal Man (GM): They each mechanically pull out vials. Then they hurl hordes of them at Julian.
Julian: "...Hell's that?" *jets upwards and avoids them as they splatter on the ground.**
Magitek X-Nauts: "Backup needed. Beam in Backup."
Julian: "Oh no you don't!" *Julian launches the Fedora again, cutting them the *censored* up.* *WUNDER KRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Damage? They all explode. You gain 0 EXP. However, they exploded. Charles would revive by now.
Julian: *flies over and starts blocking the door off with boxes.*
Charles gets up as though nothing happened.
Metal Man (GM): You guys got yourself an entire building to play with. Julian picks up a specific box which reveals a computer terminal.
Julian: "Alright... We got boxes..."
Metal Man (GM): It requires a password.
Charles walks up to the machinery, which was he was doing in the first place, NOT walking to the x-nauts.
Julian: "And a computer terminal." *looks it over.* "Don't touch anything, Charles..."
Metal Man (GM): Julian guesses he needs to think of a password himself. Perhaps something related to what you saw recently.
Julian: "Err..." *Magitek?*
Metal Man (GM): DING! You hear a door unlock far away.
Charles uses his nose to sniff and find out magitek.
Metal Man (GM): ...It still says 'Enter password'
Metal Man (GM): Nothing.
Metal Man (GM): DING! It says 'Level 2 password accepted' 'Level 3 password needed for full control.'
Metal Man (GM): You hear... guard towers powering down. Nope. Charles discovers the following:
Metal Man (GM): Three magitek-smelling craters... Various boxes full of magitek (and 15 boxes of Stadium parts) And the smell of magitek in other buildings.
Charles: "GGRRRRRRRRR... GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Nothing from 'Stadium' either.
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Charles pours more anger into the Red Chaos emerald and starts to take out the cranes.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing. Charles is blowing up the craters of the dead Magitek X-Nauts.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile,Julian hears this and is at the console. Nope, that doesn't work either.
Charles: "...?" *looks to this console and sniffs it.*
Metal Man (GM): It smells of sillicon and normal computer stuff.
Julian: "Touch it and die."
Metal Man (GM): No magic dust anywhere on it. However, Julian smells like magitek. Like it, though. Something... different.
Julian: *What does Julian hear at the console?*
Metal Man (GM): Though it's likely to be just as evil as magitek. Julian hears Charles smelling the console.
Charles looks to him and softly growls. He grumbles as he types in big bold letters SOLARIAN on the console, presses enter, and walks away.
Computer: 'Close try.'
Julian: "... Hmmm..." *Sha'fol?*
Metal Man (GM): Buzz.
Charles smells of the magitek in the air... the red emerald just beginning to build up power like before Hyper Trance was coming, looking at the box nearest Julian.
Julian: "Damnit... What's the 3rd password... Close to Solarian..." *Possible.*
Metal Man (GM): Nah. You have to guess this to enjoy it. Charles: It's a magitek box.
Julian: *The Void? Chaos? Three Powers?*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, nada, and even more no. However you swear you heard The Void say 'You're silly' when you typed his name into it.
Julian: *Temple?* *Device?*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, nothing.
Charles whinnies as a horse as he snorts a bull, jump backwards for times, somersault five times forward, and use a Meta Glide at it.
Metal Man (GM): Hint doesn't work either. Meanwhile, Charles blows up a box. *Magitek box destroyed.*
Julian: *Lunarian? Marician?*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing.
Charles spits blood where it was and continues to grunt as he smells each box...
Metal Man (GM): Do you destroy systematically every magitek box?
Charles checks the box next to the one he destroyed.
Metal Man (GM): It's not needed. They're easy to spot and easier to destroy.
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Metal Man (GM): The computer explodes on Julian.
Charles's head turns around and around as he whinnies as a horse and snorts as a bull, jumping backwards all over the place, somersaulting after jumping backwards, and then uses an alpha falcon kick on one and a meta glide on the other.
Julian: *Shields his face, then looks for another console...*
Metal Man (GM): More exploding boxes. Julian see Charles blow up boxes. Boxes, but no consoles in here.
Julian: "Damnit... Charles, let's go. Nothing else in here."
Metal Man (GM): *PAUSE* on them. It is now... F building time! Aetos and Azure are walking towards the F building. Nothing threatens them, but the door to it is locked by a keypad. What do they do?
Azure: You know how to use one of these things. From what iv observed of them... I think you hit the buttons..for some form of code...*he looks at it thinking.*
Aetos pushes 7-7-7.
Metal Man (GM): You push 7. Then it shoots the 7 key into your forehead. It's also stuck in your forehead.
Aetos: "What the hell..?!" *pokes it.*
Azure: So... what if we need that... tries thinking up a number This never goes well...
Metal Man (GM): It appears this keypad was made for people who randomly press buttons. Azure thinks of 9.
Azure pushes the number 9 "I just push this right..."
Aetos nods... starting at the key, cross-eyed.
Metal Man (GM): The number 9 flies into Aetos's forehead, dealing damage.
Metal Man (GM): You wonder what would happen if you pressed all of the keys.
Aetos does wonder that indeed. Aetos then tries to rub his forehead.
Azure: "I think you might want to move to the side of it..." *his spirit charms appear from his gi's pockets and heal aetos for 25% then fade into nothing as mysteriously as they had came.* *looks at the door to see how hard it could possible be.* "I'm not a man of force but.."
Metal Man (GM): The door is a heavy looking steel door. The type which slides automatically and isn't made to be opened manually.
Azure: *wouldn't know this but wouldnt really think about that possiblity.* "Well... try again... I guess maybe its a single number... or something..." thinks once more.
Metal Man (GM): You think of pressing all of the buttons.
Azure: "If we push them all... maybe..." but that's coming from someone who had wooden doors and guards who asked for passwords..
Metal Man (GM): You can try many things. Just have to do them first.
Azure: *sighs.* his hand flattens out into a palm and he spreads it out in front of the keypad "Here goes..." he pushes them all down at once and jerks his hand away not standing directly in front of the device.
Metal Man (GM): ...All of the keys fly into Aetos's forehead. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + damage to Aetos. His forehead looks like the keypad now.
Metal Man (GM): Even... like you could stick it into the keypad slot.
Azure: "My apologies Aetos." his spirit charms float outward again healing him twice for 50% before returning to azure.
Aetos shrugs and sticks his forehead so.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZZT* *CLICK.* The thing shocks him. The keys are placed back in, and... the door opens?
Azure: "Whoever has to open this door every day. I feel for them I truly do..."
Aetos: "*bzzt.* Guh..."
Azure: "Shall we?"
Aetos sighs and goes it too.
Metal Man (GM): Inside this place is a shiny room with a door to the right and a conveyor belt with boxes going through various scanning machines.
Azure: "More machines... I now assume there will never be a time I don't see them..."
Aetos looks to see where the boxes go after the scanning.
Metal Man (GM): Looks like magitek making machines to you guys. They go into the room which the left door leads to.
Aetos gets a weird idea. Aetos then walks over to the conveyor belt and rides it.
Metal Man (GM): Cowabunga!
Azure: "What's with that look on your face?" .oO(!?!?!) Azure quickly follows but he goes threw the door.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos goes through all the X-ray and cameras. You reach the next room, which appears to be a room which takes all the boxes to be stored. Various machines stamp stuff onto boxes. A machine stamps 'oversized' onto Aetos's forehead, then shoves him into a pile of weird looking boxes.
Aetos: "Hey..." *looks at the boxes he was shoved to.*
Azure breaths a sigh of relief."You scared me..there..." He lightly chuckles"You can't say you havent been using your head. "Old humor alert old humor alert!
Metal Man (GM): Aetos sees a box labeled OSMP1.
Aetos glares at Azure and carefully opens the OSMP1 box.
Metal Man (GM): And a bunch of other, less interesting magitek boxes. The OSMP1 box is full of Stadium stuff. *Aetos acquires 1 Stadium Parts box.* You can carry it like any other box. Separate from your inventory, 15 of them.
Aetos stands up. "Well then." Aetos then brushes himself off.
Azure looks at the belt with the moving boxes watching where they go next. Those that were not dropped off. "It seems you have found something my friend."
Metal Man (GM): There's another door, to the left again... And one to the right which leads outside.
Aetos: "Hmm... I'm afraid if I turned on my item finder, it would blow up for something..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a nondescript place, this area.
Azure: "Maybe we will find more as we go?" he looks to the next door "You're not gonna..do that again are you?"
Aetos: "It will probably just shove me back in here. Lets just go forward now."
Azure: "Very well." he walks forward and then threw the door into the next room.
Aetos follows then.
Metal Man (GM): You go on in to the next room. Aaand... You discover how magitek is made. This room is where it is being made and put into boxes. Crystals made of clear glass are loaded into a conveyor belt, and then moved through stationary portals to the X-zone.
Aetos: "Good thing Locos isn't he-- What is... that..?"
Metal Man (GM): They come out looking weird. After that, they are set on fire and dunked into phazon.
Aetos freaks out.
Metal Man (GM): After that cools, then are finished off by being covered in amnesia dust, spun around at high speeds, and hit by a high pitched beam of sound. Then they're loaded into padded boxes and put on belts.
Azure: "I forgot about this thing..." he pulls out that device from before. "It's been quite a while." Azure attempts to use the dex to store this information within if possible.
Metal Man (GM): The information is stored. You see a big lever. It has three positions. 'On' 'Off' 'Explode' It is currently in the On position. What do you do?
Aetos tries to grab one of the finished-but-not-yet-boxed crystals.
Azure walks toward the lever. "Well that doesn't look to good. But I think it best we stop the production of all this? Think I'm correct in this assumption?"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos hits a glass wall with his hand.
Aetos: "I'd hate to see a connection to that world destroyed yet again..."
Metal Man (GM): So then. What do you do? It's easy to turn off. Although 'Explode' is questionable.
Aetos: "But, you decide what to do."
Azure looks at the completed boxes "Well ask yourself this are you gonna jump threw that portal and go check things out now or just leave it there making more magitek. Though..explode... is probably... the worst thing to do..." his attention returns to the completed magitek within the boxes. Can they be taken?
Azure: *sighs.* "I don't have an answer for it."
Aetos sighs and cranks it to 'off'
Metal Man (GM): The machine safely slows down, then turns off.
Aetos laughs. "I'm gunna try..."
Azure: "What's so funny? Try what...?" .oO(Oh dear..)
Aetos punches the clear wall between the machinery and himself and Azure.
Metal Man (GM): BOING. Yup. It reflects your punch.
Computer: "Do not attempt to enter machine. Conditions are dangerous inside."
Azure: looks back and forth for some omnipotent presance and then sighs"Its just one of those things it seems."
Aetos shrugs and cranks it to Explode now.
Azure: "WAIT!" jumps and ducks.
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off. Then it begins to make magitek really fast.
Aetos: "Funny how they have this option."
Azure: "On second thought!"
Metal Man (GM): The magitek is cranking out at maximum pace. IT's sorta neat, except you just know this magitek will only help bad guys.
Aetos waits for something to explode.
Azure: "Aetos... if you're gonna do something do it fast!" Azure heads back threw the door they came in and the once following that. "Just shouts when it all happens ok?"
Metal Man (GM): Azure goes to that room, where he sees a flood of boxes being scanned. Aetos, meanwhile, will have to wait a while, as this machine is built well.
Oceanblaze: Azure's head looks back and forth as the boxes are being zoomed back and forth.
Metal Man (GM): Session. You're both in the warehouse... building A, it is.
Julian: *headin' through that door he opened with Ze Computar.*
Metal Man (GM): Ah. Well, the rear door leads in the right direction. Charles' magitek sense... it's just going wild. Outside... to the left... something most diabolical.
Charles: "...There's still much evil in this place... and I have a feeling who's behind it."
Julian: "Who, Grodus?"
Charles: "On assumptions, one can never be sure, but I smell more of that foul stench of magiscience. You go on. I'll catch up with you." *goes back the way he came, outside the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles goes out. The defense towers have fallen silent.
Julian: "Those were X-Nauts back there, so I'm guessing Grodus... Watch yourself, man! I don't wanna be pulling your *censored* out of the fire!" *Moves on.*
Charles activates his perceptive nostril again. Charles then sneezes at the polyfurmen that's floating out here.
Metal Man (GM): Julian, meanwhile, goes north. There's a plaza there, with some sort of triangle alignment of guard towards. And... a building, due north, labeled 'TOP SECRET'... the door is hanging right open. Charles himself, indeed, sneezes. But he still feels... the left. Something diabolical.
Charles, despite the sneezing, still felt it left. he goes into building F/D.
Metal Man (GM): Building F it is.
Julian: "...That ain't a good sign..." *Tries judging the Tower's line-of-sight and/or where they have blind-spots.*
Metal Man (GM): You enter the first room... Julian: The towers seem... dead. The mechanical people atop aren't responding.
Metal Man (GM): Charles see a conveyor belt...
Julian: "This better not be a trap..." *starts walkin' towards ze door.*
Metal Man (GM): Boxes and boxes of Magitek are on it, moving through various scanning machines. There's a door to the right, and it leads to wherever all these hundreds of boxes are going.
Metal Man (GM): Julian walks up to the door. The handle... it's unlocked.
Charles examines the door on the right... he looks at this door and all about.
Metal Man (GM): Charles smell the scent of magitek everywhere... how it is created... it is beyond the right door and then some.
Julian: "..." *OPEN.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian opens up the door to the R&D.
Charles OPENs the door to the right.
Julian: *Keeps on keepin' on.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles opens his door. He discovers some sort of shipping area, where the boxes are being loaded up by machines. There's yet another door, this one on the left wall... great evil can be felt there.
Charles: "More and more magitek everywhere."
Metal Man (GM): Julian's door opens, revealing a rather large room, fuull of deactivated computers. Security cameras are everywhere. At the very end is a rather expensive looking containment unit... inside it is some sort of staff of magitek (This is on Julian's room) It has a keypad and appears to be monitoring conditions around it... the staff is currently 'Stable'
Charles looks for a pivotal point for some of the shipping progress to be impeded.
Metal Man (GM): You see a crane which picks up and sorts all the magitek. If it was destroyed, they're all just go flying everywhere.
Julian: "...Huh..." *Are the cameras active?*
Metal Man (GM): All of the cameras are active, but no security mechanisms seem to have activated.
Charles looks to see where the crane is connected at; the ceiling, high up, or near the ground.
Metal Man (GM): The Crane sticks out of the floor. It's a pole stuck into the ground with all sorts of wires connected to it. It looks somewhat top-heavy. Julian: It appears like a password would release the staff.
Julian: "Okay then..." *cautiously moves towards the Staff O' Magitek, if there's nothing else in the room.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing else.
Charles goes to it. He pulls out a bottle of Coca-cola, swigs it down, and smashes the bottle on the crane, thus using the move Bottle Smash.
Julian: *To The Staff!*
Metal Man (GM): The staff is in a glass case, studded with many wires. It is glowing unnaturally. *Smash.* The glass is now a weapon.
Julian: *Dex Powah!*
Dex: "...DING! Magitek Staff--Property of Grodus. A highly powerful prototype weapon. It is currently being tested for stability. It is unknown if it would withstand normal use. Highly dangerous. Emits large amounts of a new thing which... has been described on these low-security computers. Magitek radiation, which apparently drives those who use it... stark raving mad."
Metal Man (GM): Various little side-pictures appear on the dex entry.
Charles whinnies as a horse as he grunts as a bull, jumps back three times and throws the bottle at the crane.
Dex: "Such as Maxamillion, who apparently was mostly corrupted by this."
Metal Man (GM): Charles hits the crane. SMASH! The crane itself isn't fully destroyed, but it falls down, broken. Alarms go off, and crates shoot everywhere.
Dex: "The staff is very dangerous. If you destroy it, it may explode. End of entry."
Charles smiles, his head held high. Charles then then goes back to ducking all the crates flying... and goes into the next room.
Metal Man (GM): Charles enters the final room... the magitek making room.
Julian: "...A'ight... now what..." *tries activating some of the computers?*
Metal Man (GM): My first description of the machine, was, I feel, the best. Crystals made of clear glass are loaded into a conveyor belt, and then moved through stationary portals to the X-zone. They come out looking weird. After that, they are set on fire and dunked into phazon. After that cools, then are finished off by being covered in amnesia dust, spun around at high speeds, and hit by a high pitched beam of sound. Then they're loaded into padded boxes and put on belts. It's been set to Explode... The outlines of Aetos and Azure can be seen. Something very odd happened...
Dex: "...Danger. Magitek radiation levels at critical. Explosion imminent."
Charles nods, despite being so adapted that he can survive in outer space. Charles then looks for a door.
Metal Man (GM): No door out besides the one you came in.
Dex: "It is odd... no response whatsoever from guards. Nothing seems to be stopping us."
Metal Man (GM): This is where all the evil Magitek feeling came from. You feel... watched. Again.
Charles has a feeling... but is it true?
Metal Man (GM): It is. Something... staticy... watching you... In the corner...
Charles creeks his neck.
Julian: *when trying to bring the computers back up fails, Julian checks out the keypad on the case.*
Charles: "You can come out now. I know you're in the corner..." *looks to the corner.*
Metal Man (GM): *PAUSE on Julian.*
Grodus: "Gaaaack-aaack aaaaack!" *Fades in out of nowhere.* "Who dares intrude upon my facility?"
Charles: "An old friend."
Metal Man (GM): He walks... you can see his new look. Most of his paint is gone, he's a translucent frame covered in magitek, save for a black cape and glasses... and his head.
Grodus: "Tried to kill me more times than I can count... but I predicted this. I predicted Kuja... it is all as planned. Magitek has taken over. All shall be right soon. You shall die. But... we can't do with exploding, can we? No."
Metal Man (GM): He sets the machine to 'Off.'
Grodus: "You've gone far enough, Lunarian. Your people are dead. Solarians... are far better. Gaaaaak-aaaak aaack aaaaaack!"
Charles: "It was fortunate that neither of our races ever met each other, Grodus. Otherwise, you may not be existing today."
Grodus: "Nothing would exist... that dreadful Void would have gotten his wish. You know that. But it is too late for The Void also... nobody but Kuja rules now.....And me, and Denon, and the others. Any last words, lonely buffoon?"
Charles: "Tell me, one that day ten years ago..." *on. "What happened to the planet after Kuja exiled us?"
Charles puts his finger up. "Actually... I have a better question." *points his finger to Grodus.* "What was the purpose that you were programmed for?"
Grodus: "You feel privy to such information? Not even I know the original use... my original creators are beyond this world. I am to serve Kuja and advance the spread of Magitek. All preordained... I would hjave this purpose."
Charles takes out his Red Chaos Emerald. He begins to power it up.
Grodus: "Gaaack-aaack aaack! An emerald! You think that can stop me?"
Charles: "I took you in... help repaired you."
Grodus: "This calls for... special measures! Gaaack!"
Charles: "How do you repay me? Raising something as foul as a Solarian Temple. Here is our final battle... magitek."
Metal Man (GM): He holds his hand out. *ZOOOOOOOOM.* ...The prototype Magitek staff appears... and Julian, too!
Julian: "...How the hell'd I get here?!"
Grodus: "Whaaat? How dare you hack into my research and development facility? It is of no matter... without an emerald, you shall be too slow."
Charles: "Release him, Grodus. This battle is between you and me."
Julian: "What'd you mean HACK? The door was wide open!"
Grodus: "It was his choice to invade my place... he cannot interfere once Magitek Control has begun. Gyaaaaaaa!"
Charles: "...So be it." *gets into battle stance.*
Metal Man (GM): His staff begins blitzing with energy, and he begins speeding up.
Charles: "You will REGRET the day you decided to double-cross me!"
Julian: "Charles, what the hell is goin' on?"
Grodus: "Allow me to show off my true power! Watch as a formerly fast person... is destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): Grodus suddenly blurs... it can't be! He just pulled off something similar to Chaos Control! Then suddenly a bunch of lightning flies at Julian from behind.
Metal Man (GM): You see Julian dodging extremely fast, as usual.....But the lightning was not aimed at him, but rather, in front of him... and he just dodged right into it. The lightning itself does ungodly damage. damage
Julian: "Hah! You can't hit noth-" *BOLT ZAP BZZT OWIES.*
Grodus: "Gaaack aaack aaack. Nothing."
Metal Man (GM): It appears the staff was in there for a reason... Charles's turn. Grodus is way too fast to hit. He phases in and out everywhere.
Julian's immediately and forcefully thrown towards the wall as a GBWP opens up on it, and he flys into it.
Grodus: "Try and stop me, inferior being. I have mastered the power of Magitek. "Bow down or be permanently annihilated!"
Metal Man (GM): He laughs... his laughing goes everywhere. Wow... just like Denon and Sardis Mongul.
Grodus: "I didn't even need the technology of Gerald Robotnik... it is worthless next to magitek."
Julian: *The GBWP turns red as Julian flies out of it, Vengeful Aura blazing and Vendetta drawn.* "This thing already killed one of ya! LET'S SEE IF I CAN DO IT AGAIN!" *Flying Slashzor, invoking PSYCHOTIC.*
Charles silently says, "...Sardis... where are you?"
Julian: *OMG CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): You fly at him, with critical accuracy. NOTHING CAN STOP THI-- ...Time freezes around Julian.
Julian: "TAKE TH-" *OMG FROZEN!*
Metal Man (GM): Grodus, standing mere inches from the blade, suddenly concentrates really hard.
Charles: "Gerald... Gerald... is he working for Kuja?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian's frozen form suddenly cracks into a million pieces and explodes everywhere. -1 life.
Charles: "Julian!!! Noooooo!!"
Grodus: "...I did it... I defeated that sword... All hail the almighty Magitek! As for Gerald..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Charles.
Grodus: "He is an obsolete slave. Gaaack-aaack!"
Charles: "...Now I understand. He's working for a military and government, making weapons. Again."
Metal Man (GM): You notice one thing wrong with Grodus.
Charles: "The poor man."
Metal Man (GM): The staff... it is beginning to fluctuate.
Charles: "And the both of you would care less."
Grodus: "Full power... this time, I want to unmake your entire existance, rather than shred a peon. Soon I will possess your emerald... and be unstoppable! You... are the only person who has a chance... but... yes! You will fail. The wand tells me so. Fail now, or forever be a coward."
Charles: "Forever be an unsent rather than become a slave to something as grotesque as you." *revs up his emerald.* "As for my existance... As long as you don't hold that wand..."
Metal Man (GM): *BZEER* You and Grodus are both in chaos control-esque time now.
Charles: "...I WILL MAKE SURE THAT I CAN STOP HIM FROM AWAKENING!"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus seems... normal... in this zone.
Charles: "The power invested in our spirits... the soul combined to our emotions... I invoke... Lunar [Emotion]!"
Grodus: "You shall be destroyed for all eternity... all shall kneel before Magitek!"
Charles: *Lunar Anger. *remembers all the experiments done on him... all the magitek experiments... the 10 years as a child being painfully chosen as a guinea pig for them.*
Editor's Note: ...The Solarians here were fake. They never existed to do magitek experiments on Lunarians. Charles even said they never met. Yet he claims they experimented on him as a child......Yeah, that's BS.
Metal Man (GM): Grodus prepares to repeat the same time-freeze on you, however he seems to be having difficulty inside this altered time. Also, his staff is looking unstable. If your attack goes well enough, he may not be able to stop it.
Grodus: "Bring your worthless emotions to the table... my logic shall prove the victor."
Charles: "Logic prevails... WHEN THERE IS GREATER LOGIC!"
Metal Man (GM): The emerald is at its hottest here. It can't hold any more anger.
Charles releases anger onto him to become demonic of sorts. He runs to the left... then to the right.
Metal Man (GM): The sheer energy is amazing... but it seems natural, when up against such a menace. Grodus charges up to counter whatever flies at him.
Charles warps here, srpoings there... and appears right in front of him at 10 feet away..
Grodus: "I predict... you shall make a foolish mistake and be destroyed soon."
Charles begins to Charge Shot... but insteads warp exactly one inch to the right of Grodus and attempt to steal the staff!
Grodus: "Eeee---Whaaat? I predicted this."
Metal Man (GM): He blocks you. He does not counter-attack... seems he's defensive.
Grodus: "As much as I would savor shredding you, the time is wrong... it would leave me open."
Charles gets out a coca cola bottle, he goes to smash it... but warps behind Grodus III to deliver a Meta Glide!
Metal Man (GM): You are but too fast for him, and knock him onto his face.
Grodus: "Ooof! You have... melee moves? Impossible! You hated Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): He begins to get up.
Grodus: "Nothing but a scratch, though... you are weak."
Charles: "The Bowser Necklaces... infused me with Quester data. I cannot undo it even if I TRY!"
Grodus: "Show me what you're made of. This... will be your last chance. I predict it so. Failure on three counts... you strike out."
Charles: "If I am to become unsent... THEN SO BE IT!" *delivers a Smash attack to grodus's head...*
Charles instead warps and tries to steal it from his left side... but instead warps again! Charles then phases in and out going for several attack attempts, like Smash attacks, jumping strikes, grabbing Grodus, Charge Shots...
Metal Man (GM): He seems to quickly try to anticipate them all. It's creepy how many times he is able to anticipate them.
Charles runs around, creating after-images of himself, to the left, to the right, to the left again... Charles then then and goes to steal from the left.
Grodus: "I must defeat this being... there is so much more Magitek... no lunatic can win."
Charles warps away and goes for the same position to steal from again! Charles then warps away... and creates after-illusions of himself... all three trying to grab at the same place at once! "Grraaaaaaa!" *grabs from the top of the staff as the three after illusions disappear!*
Grodus: "I see it all... you are doomed."
Metal Man (GM): He somehow manages to block anyway. He stands tall over you, laughing... laughing.
Charles turn is over...
Grodus: "All of my power shall take you down... you are to be destroyed! No one can help you now... Nothing you do..."
Charles: "Perhaps there is someone..."
Grodus: "I summon my most powerful attack..."
Charles: .oO(No one's here...) "Doopliss... Ricky... Smithy... someone... help..."
Grodus: "MIND DESTRUCTOR!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Time rips a hole in itself, and a cloud of temporal distortion moves to shred all of your logic to bits... Then a ball of lightning hits the staff.
Metal Man (GM): The staff itself goes postal... and Grodus hurls it away, as it explodes.....Ganondorf appears out of a Dark World Portal.
Charles looks up... "...Ganondorf."
Metal Man (GM): You've been saved... BY GANONDORF?!?!?!
Ganondorf: "Heh heh heh..."
Metal Man (GM): *Ganondorf's theme.*
Grodus: "No... you're dead... you're gone! Kuja... took care of you."
Ganondorf: "Fool. The Dark World is mine. The only safe place... is in darkness. It is most dangerous for me to be here... but..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Charles.
Ganondorf: "I cannot let you win."
Grodus: "This... is impossible!I will destroy you myself."
Metal Man (GM): Grodus, still fast-motion, fires lightning, fire, lasers, rockets, bullets, and beams of ice at Ganondorf. He tries to distort his time, he opens warp holes... everything. Ganondorf puts up one hand.
Charles: "The two people I despise... both in the same room."
Ganondorf: "You do not know magic, fool."
Grodus: "You were defeated... you are nothing but a subordinate in the great--"
Ganondorf: "I have had enough. Away with you!"
Metal Man (GM): His hand crackles... and then a cone of Darkness fires out into Grodus.
Metal Man (GM): All of the attacks are blocked, and Grodus himself is shoved away.
Ganondorf: "I must go now. I cannot do this again. I came here... to tell you that the Dark World is very much alive."
Charles: "Ganondorf... where were you?"
Ganondorf: "He will not be down for long... take as much as you can and leave this facility. The Dark World... it is... the only safe haven. I cannot stay. If Kuja finds out, I will have no where to go. Leave this place... a great destruction is coming to it, and all... to eliminate you Questers."
Metal Man (GM): He hurls some weird object to the ground, and then disappears into a portal of darkness. You suddenly are in the normal time--and Julian has just revived. The room looks normal... but the outline of Grodus is here too.
Julian: *A GRWP opens on the floor as Julian pops out of it.* "THAT WAS JUST *CENSORED* CH-...What happend?"
Charles picks up the object and looks to where Ganondorf disappeared as he heard him laugh. "...Ganondorf... saved us." *looks at this object.*
Metal Man (GM): The object itself... well. It's an ancient looking stone. When you hold it, you can almost sense the chaos emeralds.
Julian: "...You had another Chaos Control battle again, huh?"
Charles: "I couldn't win by myself, but yes."
Metal Man (GM): Charles has gained: The Stone of Agony! (Don't ask me why it's called that)
Charles puts the emerald and stone of agony in his pocket.
Julian: "Dammit! I need to get me one of those Emeralds so I can actually DO something, y'know? That's the SECOND time you took out the enemy while I was stuck in normal time..."
Charles: "Again, I didn't take him out. That damn Gerudo did... before he escaped back into the Dark World."
Metal Man (GM): The PA systems go on.
Charles: "He says it's very much alive..and we need to leave as soon as we can from here."
Julian: "Still! I was stuck in normal time while you were in the thick of things! That gets old after awhile... But we need to get our stuff."
Grodus: (PA) "In order to prevent further compromise of area security, I have prepared to deploy every single defense robot. Beginning activation... now. -cough- -hack-"
Metal Man (GM): He sounded a bit sickly there... Ganondorf musta toasted him good with that cone of darkness.
Charles: "We have to leave and everything we can. GO! I'll catch up."
Julian: "Man..." *heads out, grabbing Stadium Boxes as he goes.*
Metal Man (GM): You know there were a few boxes in the A building.
Julian: *Heads that-away!*
Metal Man (GM): You go in to the A building and grab up all 15 boxes in there.
Charles tweeks his neck... Charles then begins to run through the building.
Metal Man (GM): You see all the boxes piling up and some of them exploding open. Volatile magitek bits thrown around.
Charles looks for the non-magitek ones.
Julian: *Beats feet after grabbing all the boxes he can.*
Metal Man (GM): *Julian's part of mission: Completed.* Julian: +1500 EXP, + 20,000 coins. There's a few, but they're buried in a mess. You find three boxes... you hear the march of metallic feet nearby.
Grodus: (PA) "Securing of facility has begun. Destroy all intruders."
Charles takes the three boxes. He runs outta there.
Metal Man (GM): *Charles's part of mission: Completed.* +5000 EXP, +12,000 coins. Exp: 125,397. Digi and Ari walked towards the F building. Both of you are at the door... which is locked, and is a sliding door.
Digifanatic: "Well, this is peculiar..."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't have any sort of normal mechanism to open it. The door on it is smooth silver, and the the F building itself is blue and coldly metallic.
Digifanatic: "Only one way to see if it'll budge. Stand clear for a bit."
Aribar nods and stands back.*
Digifanatic tries Fire Punching the door.
Metal Man (GM): You dent the door. But it does not open.
Aribar: "Hrm. Let me try..."
Digifanatic: "Well, looks like we're forcing it open."
Metal Man (GM): If you kept on beating on it, it'd blast open.
Aribar extends his palm towards the door and the air in front of his hand combusts into flame. The elf throws the ball of fire at the door which explodes on impact... A Fira spell.
Metal Man (GM): BOOM. The door explodes open.
Digifanatic: "That was a beaut." *walks in.*
Metal Man (GM): It falls to the ground, and there is inside. You walk on in... it's a one-room factory. Magitek crystals are being inserted into vaguely humanoid robotic frames, which are being made into...
Aribar takes out the Wand of Wonder and follows Digi, chuckling.
Metal Man (GM): Magitek X-nauts.
Aribar frowns... "Now what's all this?"
Digifanatic: "I wonder what the others are doing... I tell ya, that stuff is nuts."
Metal Man (GM): This is a relatively compact place, mainly because it's assembling ready-made parts.
Digifanatic looks to find anything that looks like it belongs to the Stade.
Metal Man (GM): The robots are being lined up. Nothing in here, unfortunately. Only robots being made.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... don't see anything. Should we at least try to shut it down, or just look for the others? That and... man, those Nauts just keep coming up at the wrong place..."
Aribar nods. "Yeah... Let's try and shut it off and then look for the others."
Digifanatic: "Sounds good. Should we try to fight them off first?"
Aribar tries to look to see where those Magitek Crystals are coming from.
Metal Man (GM): They're coming from boxes. Ah yes, let me describe better. There's a big pile of boxes, each with 'Magitek' on them. The lid is taken off of each, and a crane takes out the crystals. The crystals are then inserted into Magitek heads, which are also stuck onto the belt from other boxes. The magitek heads are then put onto bodies, etc, etc.
Digifanatic looks to see how (un)accessible the controls are.
Metal Man (GM): The cranes themselves are separate. There's one which opens the boxes, and then puts the crystals into the heads. Another one puts the heads up on the belt. A third one puts the head onto the bodies. And a fourth one welds it all together. The boxes can be easily moved.
Aribar hrms and tries to walk over and push the box with the magitek crystals away from the crane.
Metal Man (GM): There's a sort of 'pen' full of them, with a 3-foot fence around it to keep the boxes in one place. Yeah. The box being used currently is pretty heavy. Digi don't see any controls. Must be controlled remotely. Aribar weakly shoves one box out of the way, but another one moves to replace it. Looks like it has an automatic loading mechanism.
Digifanatic: "Okay... looks like we're going to have to remove these ourselves... And even then, it's probably gonna be way too fast for us to make any serious headway. If you can deactivate that one, nothing can happen."
Aribar: "Okay then... Time for more explosives." *fires another Fira at the magitek crane's base when it goes to get another crystal. Fire damage.*
Metal Man (GM): BLAM! Down. This place is pathetically easy to mess up.
Aribar waits to make sure nothing happens to repair it.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing does.....But something worse happens. Suddenly, five completed Robot X-nauts come to life. They aren't in a talking mood, as they slowly lumber towards you.
Metal Man (GM): Digi himself magically dissappears. Some sort of hole in the time-space continuum, you bet. *BATTLE!* Aribar vs. Magitek X-nauts. The horde of them begin hurling vials en masse at Aribar. Damage+ your to-hit and damage is divided by 64 for three rounds + damage *CRATER.*
Aribar is revived in a red flash... The elf fires a Star Storm at the crowd of X-Nauts before casting Agility on himself.* (Star Storm deals 178% damage to all but the Naut that killed me. 356% damage to him. Agility increases my armor class.)
Metal Man (GM): New round. The X-nauts are all looking beaten up. However, they also feel like blowing you up. They charge up their wrist lasers... obviously related to the ones used by Denon's men.
Aribar frowns and gets ready to lunge away from the ensuing fire.
Metal Man (GM): It's like staring into the sun. Except it flies into your eyes. *Insert KoL-style OOFACK ORF GAH BLAH endlessness before explosion.*
Aribar is only hit by a three shots... The three critical hits.*
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... That means that Aribar only took normal damage for the crits, too. *Time anomaly.* Azure suddenly appears where Digi was. Somebody must be messing up the time-space continuum! And it's not me OR The Void...
Azure: *looks around.* "Wait wasn't..I just..."
Aribar looks to Azure.* "Nice to see you! Hope you can dodge lasers of death!" *The elf quickly switches the Wand of Wonder to its spellcasting mode and has it unlease a barrage of stars at the X-Nauts before the elf casts Agility on himself and Azure.
Metal Man (GM): One dies, there's four left in critical condition.
Azure: "Well here goes..." .oO(deja vou..) he rushes toward the x-nauts slipping his hands into his nexus gauntlets. Quickly after lighting energy trails through them pouring all around with great intensity. He rushes toward one. "Rageki fists!" as he attacks the combo splits in an lighting current attacking all x-nauts.
Metal Man (GM): Number 1: Miss! Number 2: BZAP!
Azure: *Following this he backflips in the air and slams down at them with a high speed bozen smash that slams into the earth. Again he taps some mysteriously multi hitting force.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Mysterious and CRITICAL multi-hitting.
Azure takes a step back and defends.
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... sorta a shame. They're, like, inches away from death, and your attack did nothing but immobilize and 1% damage. Oh well. One moment... Yes. X-nauts, despite being immobilized, near death, and pretty much defeated, are still able to hurl vials at people. Two hurl them at Azure. Two throw them at Aribar. And none of them hit.
Aribar easily dodges both vials.
Metal Man (GM): They can't dodge.
Aribar: "Hrm... I think I'll take a page from your book, if you don't mind." *The elf raises his wand into the air and chops down towards the ground. Spikes of earth pierce through the ground and slam into the 'Nauts.*
Metal Man (GM): They all explodinate. *DEFEATEDZORZ.*
Aribar: "Finally... Blasted things."
Metal Man (GM): You gain... 1500 EXP and 5,000 coins. They're all blasted to bits, and magitek rains everywhere.
Azure: "Guess I got here just in time then." the monk puts his hands into his gi his left in his right and visa versa.
Aribar: "Aye... Hrm."
Metal Man (GM): This building is pretty much checked out.
Aribar looks into one of the boxes and touches a magitek crystal. Aribar then mutters, "I wonder if..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar goes and touches it. It feels... vaguely powerful. Almost like a chaos emerald. Except instead of energy which you get from channeling through it... the crystal appears to be bursting with energy.
Aribar pockets the Wand of Wonder and takes two of them, if they're easily carriable. He would put one in his pack and holds the other in his hand.*
Metal Man (GM): Oh, yeah, they're nice and small. The size of vials.
Aribar: "I'm almost wondering if these things could be made into explosives."
Metal Man (GM): They count as an inventory item, but you can carry them like normal items. There's about 50 of them here. They come in many different colors, but that doesn't mean anything to you.
Aribar backs away from the boxes and looks around to see if there's anything else to this room such as exits.
Azure turns and follows.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door for each wall. However, only the one you used to enter is unlocked. Err. Blasted open. Outside, you would see an interesting building, due North.
Aribar: "Stand back... I'm going to try something..." *The elf takes a few steps back and tries to forcfully throw a magitek crystal at the door opposite to the one Digi and the elf blasted open.*
Azure stands back watching.
Metal Man (GM): You hurl the crystal. It hits the door, then bounces off onto the floor and breaks into two pieces. However, it doesn't explode.
Azure: "I guess..they don't do much.."
Dex: "Unknown radiation detected."
Aribar: "Umm... Hrm..." *takes out his dex and scans the broken crystal.* "Is it dangerous?"*
Dex: "...DING! Magitek crystal. Emits dangerous radiation, known to drive people and machines mad. Very powerful. If energized, it becomes explosive. The explosion is more dangerous than an equivalent phazon bomb, and irradiates all nearby."
Aribar: "Is there any way to contain the radiation?"
Dex: "Side-effects of Magitek include immortality, insane need to take over planets, and holes in the space-time continuum. The radiation cannot pierce lead, much like gamma, alpha, or beta radiation. Its cousin, Phazon, pierces all but other phazon. There is also red phazon, which pierces anything. Magitek is one of the most volatile materials in the universe."
Azure: "So we need to find..something to stop this correct?"
Dex: "See more in 'Professor Oak's Guide to Rare Elements'. Stopping the radiation and magitek production would cripple Kuja's empire. However this facility is too small to make an impact. High levels of surveilance spectrum communications suggest they are studying you."
Aribar: "Hrm... Well, I made a mistake, that's for sure. If we carefully move that broken crystal out of the way I can probably blast the door open. Do you have any suggestions on where we should do?" *The elf puts the other crystal back.*
Dex: "The door leads to nowhere besides the outside. There is a warehouse due north which is full of Stadium equipment. Steal that, and get out of here. The mission appears to be successful, but radiation levels are rising."
Metal Man (GM): A map of the facility shows, point blank, the entire left side of the base becoming blanketed with radiation.
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Dex: "Communications and electronics will begin to break down soon."
Aribar tries to bring up a compass on the dex to see which direction is north.*
Metal Man (GM): If you exit out of the door you came into this robot factory and go right, you'll be going North. You see a building there on the map. It has 'Warehouse B' written on it.
Azure: "So we go there?"
Aribar: "Hrm... Yeah. This way." *The elf starts at a fast walk to Warehouse B.*
Metal Man (GM): *Metroid 'Bomb timer' music.*
Azure follows with haste.
Metal Man (GM): You quickly walk up to it. The door is suspiciously ajar. You hear... explosions. It's from that area where the radiation is out of control. As for the warehouse... It looks particularly old. In fact... is that paint peeling? Yes. It says something...
Azure: "I'm not exactly sure. But..what's a pet shop..."
Aribar: "A pet shop is a place where you buy pets. That says Gruntilda's R&D... Huh. This place IS old." *enters the opened door, and as an afterthought hopes it's not a trap.**
Metal Man (GM): You enter. It's not a trap, for sure. Yes indeedy. It's... a bonanza!
Azure walks in slowly behind Aribar looking around"I think you would all call this jacks pot? Am I right?"
Aribar nods while looking at all the... Whatever's here.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk right on in, and see... hordes of Stadium stuff boxes. It's all there. Or at least, plenty of it is there. However, it's being loaded en masse through a weird looking portal.
Aribar: "How are we going to carry all of this?!"
Metal Man (GM): And guess who's standing at the portal...
Azure peers around the room looking for anything else they could take of use besides the stadium boxes. Anything that would stand out to him. *perceptive activate!*"I dunno..."
Skyhigh: "Welll welll wellllll. If it isn't Amputee and Tree Hugger."
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh stands out a lot.
Aribar: "Not you..."
Metal Man (GM): Especially because he's ordering robotic X-nauts to move boxes out a portal.
Azure: "I've never hugged a tree. It might attack back..."
Skyhigh: "Oh yes. Why did you think no one responded to you blowing up parts of this facility? Every one of these boxes could be the answer to destroying the Questers permanently. I can't let you have a single one of them, not at all..."
Metal Man (GM): He begins walking towards you, ominously.
Aribar casts Agility on himself...
Skyhigh: "I even asked for Ganondorf to distract that worthless Grodus."
Aribar: "You like monologing, huh?"
Azure's foot slides outward preparing for battle. He takes a defensive tone backing up slowly "I noticed that too..."
Skyhigh: "Well, I never did get to talk when I was on YOUR side. Always hogging the spotlight... even this new guy is more important than me these days. And I know just what to do to take you out."
Azure: "If you value your life by the level of its importance in your mind. Then you really need to go rethink some things..."
Skyhigh: "My life? Hahahahahahahahahaha! You're delusional. I'm a Quester. And I can do this!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button, and all of a sudden a big-ol' cage opens up around Azure and Aribar.
Azure: *sighs.* .oO(He missed the point entirely..)
Skyhigh: "I'm not going to play fair. This time, you have no chance!"
Azure: "And..this... would be an unexpected development..."
Skyhigh: "Activate... the death field!"
Metal Man (GM): A Magitek X-naut pulls a lever. And a big ol' black force field appears around the cage.
Skyhigh: "Mwahahahahaha! I can't lose now! And now, to crush you!"
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers... and the bars grow spikes. Then they begin to close in on you. As does the field.
Skyhigh: "What are you going to do now?"
Aribar frowns and realizes he probably won't live past this day...
Skyhigh: "No luck can save you now. And I already diverted everyone who could save you."
Aribar: "... I can't be trapped by this." .oO(Hopefully.)
Azure: "Then we will have to try."
Skyhigh: "Ganondorf will save Charles from Grodus. Charles will save Julian. Digi will be inexplicably sent back to headquarters. And that leaves... no one."
Metal Man (GM): The field is closing in... time for you to do something.
Azure: .oO(He left out Aetos...)
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh, meanwhile, watches intently.
Aribar grabs onto Azure's arm and tries to use the World Traveler ability to transport both of them into the Dark World. With luck, the cage isn't there.*
Metal Man (GM): *World transportation noise.*
Metal Man (GM): He stomps his foot.
Skyhigh: "I was so close... I spent an entire year planning to make Ganondorf save the wrong person... And I forgot to bring anything related to the Dark World! ...Wait..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to the transporter. *Meanwhile.* Aribar and Azure appear in the Dark World version of the place. Ironically... it looks... happier? This can't be. Ganondorf's twisted version of this world is actually less evil than Kuja's.
Aribar: "Okay... We're alive and for the moment safe... This place looks weird."
Metal Man (GM): The cage isn't here. In fact, there's no facility here. There's scattered ruins. What used to be Grunty's R&D. Statues of Ganondorf are all about.
Aribar: "We need to get those crates... But at the same time we can't really take on Skyhigh..."
Metal Man (GM): The crates aren't here either. And Aribar transforms into... an elephant.
Azure's eyes pop open. "And that..is a most unexpected devlopment."
Metal Man (GM): You notice the left side of where the facility used to be. It looks... dangerous there. Magitek radiation must penetrate through all realms.
Aribar frowns...* "I'll have to find a way to counteract this..."
Metal Man (GM): *RIP* there is a portal appear in the Dark World.....Appears Skyhigh doesn't take 'no' for an answer. Although it's only beginning to power up. It's an actual structure.
Aribar walks forward on all... Threes? The elfephant stops when he sees the portal open.* "Piffle... "
Metal Man (GM): For some reason you aren't missing any limbs in this form. Some other highlights of this Dark World area: there is a single building here, which is obviously the remains of a building Grunty used. You can also see the Stadium off in the distance, fully rebuilt.
Aribar waits until the portal opens farther. If Skyhigh rears his ugly head he's going to have an elfephant charging at him.
Metal Man (GM): You could do that, or you could crush and maim the portal machine itself. It looks awfully toothpick-like. The portal itself (inside the little weird structure) is almost completely open.
Aribar: "Can you transport back to the Light World by yourself? "*
Azure: "We need to some up with something. Quickly... any ideas?" .oO(What is this thing..) "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): The portal is fully open: Time to act!
Aribar: "We can try to smash the portal when he comes halfway through, or charge at him when he comes through and take the battle to the Light world possibly... Too late." *rushes towards the portal, head down and ready to ram Skyhigh.*
Skyhigh: "Hah! You can never escape me! Now, let's see if--Ahhhhh!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.* He flies right back into the portal as fast as he walked out. Do you continue on through the portal?
Aribar does so.*
Azure: "But once I do I will only be able to return to dark world. I cannot return another time to light world after that. The portals open. We must make a choice now." sees Aribar make a move."No choice it seems." *azure follows behind Aribar slowly.* "I hope this leads..back..."
Metal Man (GM): You continue on through the portal, bashing it to pieces in the process. Azure leaps on through before it closes. You all reappear, normally, in the light world. Skyhigh is heavily injured. However... he's a lot stronger than before, because he stands right up. He's got a bunch of boxes on top of him.
Aribar attempts to quickly locate Skyhigh before he can get a breather in.*
Metal Man (GM): You see him standing up and knocking boxes off of himself. He's dead ahead.
Aribar rushes towards Skyhigh and hopes that he doesn't dodge.*
Metal Man (GM): Depending on the attack, you're likely to surprise him.
Aribar then remembers he isn't an elephant any more as he rushes towards the deadly foe.*
Metal Man (GM): Are you just gonna trample him?
Aribar skids to a halt and flings a Wild Surge at Skyhigh... Here's hopin' that no demons are summoned!*
Azure jumps to the side of Aribar and fires a dragon fang holding his palms over his head he launches the flaming explosive ball.
Metal Man (GM): You run up to Skyhigh, point fiercely at him, and then demons appear outta nowhere. Azure, meanwhile, runs up and slams an exploding ball into Skyhigh's head. Damage?
Skyhigh: "What the--Ahhhhh!!!"
Aribar watches are two plumes of flames appear and widen, summoning two deadly looking demons...*
Azure: "Foul beasts from the underworld.."
Metal Man (GM): Begin... *REALLY WEIRD BATTLE.* Questers vs. Demons vs. Skyhigh.
Skyhigh: "I don't care if you summoned demons, ran me over with an elephant, and set my helmet on fire. You're going down!"
Metal Man (GM): *FF6 Battle music.*
Skyhigh: "Oh, yeah. And this time, I'm gonna kill you! Unlike the other two times!"
Aribar frowns... "Sorry, Azure..."
Azure looks to Aribar. "Well it's not like we can exactly stop now can we. And I suppose where far beyond a peaceful resolution. Its fine. Now worries here. We have to win. Or at least give it our all." gets into a martial arts stance his right arm extended his left leg spread forward and his right leg bent slightly downward. "We can win this. Or at least fall trying."
Skyhigh: "I don't have any beef with you guys in red. Just don't hit me and you can, uhh, exist." *Turns to Aribar.* "You are so dead."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a dramatic gesture, and... his forcefield doesn't come on.
Skyhigh: "...What? Noooooo! I must have broken it in the fall! No matter. I have..."
Azure: .oO(Ill do what I can.)
Metal Man (GM): He makes another dramatic gesture. His back smokes a bit.
Skyhigh: "...Don't tell me... DANG IT! Looks like I'm going to have to rough it. Third time's the charm!"
Azure: "Karma gives its fair end."
Metal Man (GM): He throws his arms out to his sides. You see under-wrist machineguns pop out.
Azure: "Don't... like... the look on your face Aribar..."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs evily and opens fire on both of you. A spray of laser bullets which threatens both of you simultaneously occurs. The bullets cause a giant mess and ruthlessly destroy many boxes behind you.
Skyhigh: "I guess the old-fashioned way works better. Who'da thunk it? All those cages... jetpacks... force fields... and they all broke. But my lasers? Piece of cake!"
Aribar: "Die!" *The elf comes back to life in a red glow and snaps his fingers, red lightning falling from the sky to zap Skyhigh. Aribar then casts Agility on himself.*
Metal Man (GM): You blast him down.....Not only is he fried, but he's DEAD. However, the battle is not over.
Skyhigh: "Remember me... for my repeat appearances!" *Dies.*
Aribar: "Oh, crap... He's a Quester."
Metal Man (GM): You've still got demons.
Azure's spirit charms arise around him. "Please let this work in my favor." the float around one of the demons and glow in a celesitial light. *status effect attempt purification.*
Azure then rushes sky-high with with a rageki fists combo.
Metal Man (GM): Sky's sorta crispy-fried on the floor. However you hit both Demons. Hmmm... The to-hit and damage done by the demons is halved for three rounds. Demon 1 hurls 3 insta-hit fireballs into Aribar. 75 total Fire damage. Demon 2 copies Demon 1 and does the same to Azure. damage to him.
Azure: braces taking the damage smoke flareing off his body.
Metal Man (GM): Skyhigh... is out of lives. And dead.....But he stands up, glowing oddly.
Skyhigh: "What... it can't be! There's no Dr. Mario here!"
Metal Man (GM): He's glowing all colors of the rainbow.
Azure: Wait I thought..." watches skyhigh arise.
Azure: "Is Kuja behind this.."
Skyhigh: "...Yes... the Magitek radiation... hahahahahahahahahaha!"
Aribar: "Great. He's a mutant."
Azure: "That term doesn't sound to good..."
Magitek Skyhigh: "At last... The power I never deserved is mine! Eyaaahhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He points his hand at Aribar, and fires a huge prismatic beam of energy. You barely leap out of the way as the beam atomizes everything it touches.
Magitek Skyhigh: "Hah! Look at the elf run... Eyyaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires at Aribar again. ANOTHER.
Aribar attempts to leap out of the way...*
Metal Man (GM): *TZEEEEER.* Aribar is hit dead-on by the beam damage
Magitek Skyhigh: "Thanks a lot, Aribar! This power is unbelievable! Hmmm... I think I should test my powers out some more. Eyaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires a beam of energy at Aribar's demon. The Demon is vaporized.
Aribar comes back with a controlled vengence. The elf knows that right now their defences must be shored up so he casts Reflect on himself and Azure and prays to whatever deity may be listening that Magitek can't pierce his magic.*
Magitek Skyhigh: "The only thing keeping you alive right now is the fact that I am inexperienced in my powers. But it will not be long before I finally win."
Metal Man (GM): His voice is, like, freaky. You're not quite sure how much Skyhigh he is anymore...
Azure: .oO(Youll regret letting me regain even a moment of comporuse.) Azure puts his gauntlets away from off his fists. And he stands upright. Energy around him begin to radiate with an emerald green light. *OVERDRIVE!* "HHAAAAA!" Azure taps into the power of multihitter he wouldnt allow that demon to cause him any more trouble. "Here goes!" his fists themselves are engulfed in lightning energy. He rushes toward Sky high "Rageki X!" he smashes his fist into him in hopes of actully connecting with it and at the same time wasting the demon.
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Skyhigh stands there as you knock him over.
Oceanblaze: 216% Electrical Damage Insta Paralysis *probubly not..*
Metal Man (GM): You kill him. Again. Aaaand heavy damage to Demon 2, who is paralyzed.
Azure spirit charms float around him healing him for 25%. Azure then kneels entering a state of meditation for the moment.
Metal Man (GM): Demon 2, still purified, punts Azure with damageof flamingness. Skyhigh stands up again.
Skyhigh: "Brrrr. I'll never get used to that. You can't kill me, fools."
Magitek Skyhigh: *Shakes.* "You will be destroyed utterly."
Aribar: "We can try..."
Magitek Skyhigh: "I have had enough of your foolishness."
Azure: "We must hold on."
Magitek Skyhigh: "Magitek Blast!"
Metal Man (GM): He floats up, in that sorta-possessed way, and then suddenly a huge blast of prismatic spray flies off of him. It flies into the reflect fields.....And reflects back into him.
Magitek Skyhigh: "Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* He lands on the ground, looking normal... but beaten up.
Skyhigh: "Woah... what was that..." *looks at his watch.* "...I'm all out of time. See you later, suckers!"
Azure sits there in meditation his arms held together like a triangle. "Good move Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): He flies out through the ceiling.
Aribar: "..... We won?"
Dex: "DANGER. Magitek radiation critical."
Azure: "Well..I guess we had better do somethimg about that demon." he stands up.
Dex: "Incoming army of X-naut machines."
Metal Man (GM): You look at the demon.
Azure: "On second thought..."
Metal Man (GM): He falls into a pile of dust. Apparently the Magitek Blast vaporized him. That was close.
Aribar looks at the Portal... Totaled?*
Metal Man (GM): The portal appears to be totalled... Your dexes beep.
Azure was still in overdrive would teleport floating slightly next to Aribar.
Aribar opens up his Dex.*
Metal Man (GM): It's Metal.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Uhh, yeah. You guys must be in a pickle, right? Charles and Julian got back just now, and Digi inexplicably teleported in through the ceiling..."
Azure: *looks at Aribar's dex with emerald glowing goodness.*
Metal Man: "You're stuck in between Magitek radiation and an army of magitek monsters. I'm gonna pick you up... hang tight." *End cinema.*
Azure: Words cant express how grateful.
Metal Man (GM): Metal's CAC flies on at the base, whcih is currently overrun with magitek radiation. On the other side is a mindless army of robotic X-nauts.
Azure holds Aribars arm and teleports using overdrive movement to metals CAC.
Aribar takes a deep sigh, worn out... "Thank the powers that be. Metal, can your CAC hold many of these crates?"
Metal Man (GM): Metal's CAC flies on in at the last moment. He lands in through the ceiling, and Azure teleports on in the CAC with Aribar. "I can only handle what you can carry... grab up stuff, quickly." *+15 crates to Aribar and Azure.*
Azure: "There I have as much as I can hold."
Metal Man: "Let's go!"
Aribar takes his share of the crates.*
Metal Man (GM): *Steps on the gas and flies on out to HQ, seconds before magitek-made stuff takes over the base.* MISSION COMPLETED. +20,000 coins to Aribar and Azure. +5,000 EXP to Aribar and Azure.