Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 246: The Truth About Maxamillion
November 24th and 25th, 2005.
Metal Man (GM): MISSION OF DOOM. You all are at HQ. Of course, where else are you going to be? The base is under construction, however things still don't seem quite so safe. You're all in the now rebuilt Big Room. It's not much, but it seems to be working. Metal is there, reviewing a stack of paper.
Metal Man: "I'm sorry for calling you all on such short notice, but I've discovered something big."
Digifanatic: "Hi Metal. How are ya doing?"
Metal Man: "If this is right... we can shut down Kuja's communication center in one blow."
Garrick slowly limps into the Big Room. He's been injured badly, very badly, for the past few weeks.
Digifanatic: "Hey Garrick."
Metal Man: "I won't be coming, myself. The information just came in from our reactivated sensor array. It's not too far away... Kuja built stuff near our HQ because apparently normal people think it's haunted. Just... right out in nearby... well, isn't this self-glorifying."
Garrick: "...any word from the guy himself?"
Metal Man: "Nothing from Kuja, but... Hyrule Field is now known as Kuja Valley."
Garrick eases himself into his usual chair, growling softly in pain.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Metal Man: "It's a very dark place. It's like a ruined forest."
Digifanatic: "Guess he's still the arrogant punk we knew him as."
Garrick: "...well, what can I do?"
Metal Man: "Come along. Your armor is being repaired by Dr. Light on Turion, but you should be able to fight."
Charles: "What do you require of us to do in there, Metal?"
Garrick: "I don't know how much good I'll be. It's been a while..."
Metal Man: "Destroy everything."
Charles has a big smile on his face.
Metal Man: "With that down, his communications will be out, and the chaos will give us the upper hand."
Digifanatic: "And what's making you so happy, Mr. Magellean?"
Metal Man: "There is nothing else to be said. Go West, Questers."
Metal Man points out the West door.
Charles cracks his knuckles and goes out the West door.
Digifanatic: "Alright. Be there in a few. Need some items."
Garrick eases himself out of the chair and starts out. He moves to his hospital bed back in the hospital wing, picking up his gear and fashioning a quick holster belt for his Einhammer and M150.
Digifanatic goes to buy 2 Gems of Contingency and a Power Charge.
Metal Man (GM): You'd wonder how much rest you got, with so much widespread destruction in the hospital wing... Digi buys his items from a sort of vending machine.
Digifanatic catches back up to the others.
Garrick frowns and wraps the belt around his waist, holstering his weapons. He picks up what ammo he has and creates two other straps around his chest for thoses. He moves after the others.
Metal Man (GM): The path out is through the same foresty area that surrounds HQ. The path is gnarled, the forest is twisted... no foes block you from entering... Kuja Valley.
Garrick: "...maybe you guys can fill me in on some things."
Metal Man (GM): You get out onto the edge of the small hill which Quester HQ is perched on. You're overlooking a very wide area, filled with dead trees with a few spaces in-between.
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, my friends and family are worried sick about me by now... unless they got some crazy message from someone...)
Metal Man (GM): Lightning strikes in the distance; but it is just a cloudy day. Fog blankets this mysterious place... the path runs true, though.
Garrick: "So... we got thrown back here after that fight with Kales?"
Charles: .oO(Tree... tree... tree... bug... rock... tree...)
Metal Man (GM): You see one thing sticking out, as you walk down the hill. A large communication dish.
Metal Man (GM): You descend into the fog... the path, however, is mysterious without fog. Must be Kuja's magic.
Garrick: "...what about the Smashers?"
Dex: "...Beep. The smashers are 100% safe on Turion."
Digifanatic opens his Dex.
Dex: "There they are hiding out from Kuja's wrath."
Metal Man (GM): You continue walking... until you reach a clearing.
Garrick glances about. He's guessing that his special Dex is broken beyond repair and he was given a normal one...?
Metal Man (GM): There... there is it.
Charles: "There's our boy. Tell me when and I'll release---they're released---an okay jar of lunkar on them."
Metal Man (GM): It is... Lon Lon Ranch... but wait! That isn't it... it's covered in electronics.
Garrick: "Figures... they're off safe and sound, but we're here risking our neck AGAIN..."
Metal Man (GM): A huge dish juts out of a shed in the back.
Charles: "They'd be statues if they came back here."
Metal Man (GM): The gates, wrought iron, swing lonely in the breeze.
Charles: "Think it's empty?"
Dex: "One entrance detected. Dead ahead."
Garrick: "Charles, is it EVER empty?" *hitches up his belt and moves onward.*
Charles: "Good point. All the more reason to let loose a jar of lunkar on it."
Garrick glances to Digi.
Charles moves onward.
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the creepy ranch. The buildings to the left and right are all boarded up. On the right is a shed which formerly housed animals.
Garrick: *whisper.* "...jar of lunkar?"
Metal Man (GM): On the left is a house. You also walk by Phantom's grave.
Digifanatic: *whispering as well.* "Don't ask me..."
Charles gets a chill down his spine after seeing the grave.
Metal Man (GM): Where the horses used to be held is now a large, empty area, with fog.
Garrick walks over to the grave, smirking a bit.
Charles: "Still can't believe he's alive back on Turion. He's a wheeler dealer in guns I believe."
Garrick: "I still can't believe I'm up and walking."
Dex: "Kuja accidentally exiled his dead body to Turion. This accidentally revived him."
Garrick: "Well, at least he's on our side. Somewhat."
Digifanatic: "Accident my butt."
Dex: "He used a very brute force spell to exile the Questers. It backfired a lot."
Digifanatic: "Never mind."
Charles: "Shows even gods make mistakes."
Digifanatic: "I'm... confused."
Garrick walks over to the boarded up house.
Dex: "He exiled all Questers, including evil, good, bad, and other such."
Garrick: "...I'm going to check out this place."
Charles: "Right, right. Forgot... we gotta bust up everything."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick reach the boarded up house.
Digifanatic decides to follow him... might as well give him a hand.
Metal Man (GM): The front door is all nailed shut. It says.
Charles walks to the house as well.
Metal Man (GM): 'ABANDONED BY ORDER OF KUJA' A newer one is on top of it. 'CONDEMNED BY ORDER OF LOCAL COMMANDER'
Garrick: "Local commander?"
Metal Man (GM): They're just boards. A nice pull, and they're broken.
Charles: "There are six lords of Nintendus."
Metal Man (GM): These boards are both old, and rotted.
Charles: "I'm assuming a commander is the 'officer' of local areas. Strong bunch, they are."
Garrick: "Perfect... another group that we need to trounce..." *looks back to the door.* "...well, let's see if I still got it..."
Dex: "They happen to outnumber us by the hundreds."
Garrick gives the door a firm, solid kick..
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Charles: "Also, ten years has passed on this planet, so they've had plenty of time to prepare for us."
Metal Man (GM): The door is open... and you can see inside.
Digifanatic steps in...
Metal Man (GM): It's all messed up, like people roughed the place up.
Charles: "Now... let's investigate and then destroy it."
Metal Man (GM): The stairs upstairs are broken, the door up there hanging off the hinge.
Charles goes inside... readying his fist.
Garrick reaches to his belt and draws his M150, moving up the stairs..
Metal Man (GM): The stairs upstairs are broken; you step on the few not in a big pile of rubble and they crumnble. Charles: It looks... abandoned.
Digifanatic: "Think you can jump to it?"
Charles closes his eyes and gets a perception view of the place.
Metal Man (GM): Appears Mr. Kuja shut them down.
Garrick: "...give it a try."
Metal Man (GM): Charles: All you can sense in this building is something in the top floor...
Garrick tries to leap up to the top..
Charles: "...The fog is disrupting my senses, but something is upstairs."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick barely grabs onto the door up top.
Digifanatic does what the others do.
Metal Man (GM): It falls off, but he managed to get up there anyway. Digi just barely fails to get up there.
Garrick pulls himself inside. "I've got it, you guys try that barn."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick see hordes of electronics up there.
Digifanatic: *bam.* "Hey! Wait up!" *goes back and tries it again.*
Metal Man (GM): Computers and mainframes and... all sorts of near stuff to break. Digi leaps on in.
Charles squats until he can glow.
Garrick: "...Dex, give us some specs, if you would."
Charles jumps up.
Dex: "Magitek machinery used to coordinate communications across the KUJA network."
Metal Man (GM): Charles leaps on in.
Charles gets in and asks... "...What did it say??"
Dex: "Magitek machinery used to coordinate communications across the KUJA network."
Garrick: "There's your answer."
Charles: "I thought so!"
Digifanatic: "Well... ya know what to do."
Garrick: "Whoa whoa whoa whoa..."
Charles whinnies as a horse as he snorts as a bull.
Garrick: "Hold up just one second..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, sure."
Garrick: "Let's see if we can't get some info here... Dex, can you tap into the system?"
Charles jumps backwards four feet, somersaults forward 1080 degrees... and stops.
Dex: "Negative. Magitek is heavily protected."
Charles: "Sorry... forgot we had to investigate." *lands on his feet.*
Dex: "Kuja has encrypted all information and used an incompatible protocol which consists of Ks, Us, Js, and As."
Digifanatic: (mumbling) "Oh my god..."
Garrick rolls his eyes.
Charles: "Garrick, see if you can decode it."
Dex: "Our computers have a hard time processing such information, let alone dencrypting it and then making it into 1s and 0s."
Garrick: "I'd need a terminal... *looks around for one..."
Metal Man (GM): All there is is a maze of circuit boards, computers, and mainframes, all without any controls or places to plug stuff in.
Garrick: "...can't do it here."
Charles: "In that case..."
Garrick: "Charles, I'd like to learn a bit before you start smashing stuff. Let's try that barn."
Charles whinnies as a horse as he snorts as a bull, jumps back four times, somersaults in the air five times forward, and delivers a Meta Glide to one of the magiscience things!
Metal Man (GM): *KERBLAMMO.*
Garrick: "...or not. Oh well."
Metal Man (GM): You hit it, and the subsequent destruction blows it all up.
Charles: "Let's get the hell outta here!"
Computer: "Dish control system disabled. Systems at 66%."
Garrick: "...did Charles just swear?"
Charles jumps out the door.
Garrick shakes his head and follows.
Digifanatic: "It'd be more startling if I did."
Metal Man (GM): He jumps on out. As does Garrick.
Charles then runs outta the front door.
Digifanatic jumps out.
Metal Man (GM): Digi leaps out, following.
Julian, missing the bus, is currently flying low over the ground towards the former Lon Lon Ranch.
Garrick: "Okay, now for the barn, I suppose..."
Metal Man (GM): You guys all run out into where you were before. Julian flies on in at the same time. The barn is also boarded up, with similar primitive boards.
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey Julian."
Metal Man (GM): It looks like it was made to look abandoned.
Garrick glances to Julian, giving a small smile.
Charles: "By now, they know something's going down here. Let's hurry before the Infantrymen get coming around."
Julian: "Yo guys. What'd I miss?" *Julian rights himself, then cuts off the Rocket Boots and lands.*
Dex: "They must know. All the people of the planet know. This communication system links them all."
Garrick: "Right. If you guys handle the barn, I'll drop a few grenades on that dish. Then we'll hightail it outta here."
Dex: "Millions of error messages spread out..."
Charles wastes no time as he heads to the barn.
Garrick: "Julian, if you would acompany me."
Dex: "As of now, all of Kuja's machines are reporting of damage to the dish control system."
Garrick moves toward the back dish.
Dex: "Degradation of transmission is naturally weakening the signal, but... everyone knows."
Julian: *heads after him.*
Metal Man (GM): You reach the dish shed.
Garrick kicks open the door..
Metal Man (GM): It's a nice large shed... and you kick open the door.
Garrick: "I love that I can still do that..."
Metal Man (GM): ...One single Infantryman is standing in there, guarding a huge host of terminals, controls... everything.
Garrick: "...foot soldier for the monkey man?"
Infantry1: "...Stop... immediately... You don't know what you're doing."
Metal Man (GM): He backs off.
Garrick: "Mind filling us in, then?"
Infantry1: "This communication system separates chaos from law!"
Julian: "I don't, but he does." *poinst to Garrick.*
Infantry1: "Go now... any more damage... and we are all dead."
Garrick: "And I believe chaos is what we want. So, if you'll excuse me."
Metal Man (GM): He fires at Garrick.
Infantry1: "I will kill you myself... we are not cowards!"
Garrick gets hammered. He growls, but stands.
Julian: "The hell you will!" *Julian dashes towards the lone Infantryman and lays into him with a Beatbox.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Garrick: "...you've improved."
Metal Man (GM): He dies instantly.
Metal Man (GM): The control room... is yours. *Pause.* Meanwhile... Charles and Digi enter the barn.
Julian: *SLAM! Julian *censored*s the infantry up with the final roundhouse kick to the side of the head.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside... is a warp.
Metal Man (GM): It says. 'To Main Dish'
Charles: "This qualifies as 'investigate.'"
Metal Man (GM): Weird. You'd think this place had more than just that.
Charles: "We go in?"
Charles: "Okay, we investigate the dish, bash it up, warp back here, then bash up this warp." *stands on the warp.*
Digifanatic: "Right." *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP.* You appear... with Garrick and Julian. In the now empty main dish control room. The door locks behind you.
Digifanatic: "Oh. Hi guys."
Metal Man (GM): You hear... laughing.
???: "Oh yes... how nice of you... to drop in!"
Charles: "Be prepared..."
Garrick: "...trap. Shoulda known. Ah well..."
Julian: "Damn. Eh, this ain' gonna take long anyway."
Metal Man (GM): ...And suddenly, out of nowhere, appears Kuja, right in the middle of the room.
Kuja: "I wouldn't be so sure of that if I were you."
Charles: "...Oh Lord how this is going to turn out..."
Kuja: "I admire your persistance, but I believe you won't be able to escape this time..."
Metal Man (GM): He puts his arms out, and white streamers fly out from his fingers. The entire control system... is destroyed.
Julian: "...Wow. Thanks for doin' our job for us..."
Kuja: "Ha ha ha ha ha... ha ha ha ha haaa! Yes... destroying this place... is a joke. Perhaps because... it's obsolete."
Metal Man (GM): The floor panels behind Kuja opens up, and a massive... THING... rises out. It's like a giant pole, except studded with Magitek crystals, and glowing in alternating colors.
Charles eye twitches.
Kuja: "Behold... my new communication and anti-Quester system!"
Garrick remains silent. He draws the Einhammer with his spare hand, growling a bit at the pain from his past injuries and current ones.
Julian: "It's a glowing pole."
Metal Man (GM): It clicks into place, and begins glowing.
Kuja: "None of your attacks can hit me now!"
Dex: "Attacks... attack him with your weapons!"
Metal Man (GM): This is your chance to do whatever.
Garrick: "Exactly what I was about to do."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh man, I am so screwed...)
Garrick unloads on the sucker with both of his weapons...
Julian launches the Fedora at him!
Charles fires three bullets from his auto minigun.
Digifanatic really can't do much lacking a real weapon.
Metal Man (GM): You all hit, and it looks destroyed.
Digifanatic: *The only thing he might be able to do is seal the pole from threatening the rest of them with the 'Vice.*
Kuja: "How nice of you... to test my system!"
Digifanatic: "You never know what this thing can do..."
Metal Man (GM): The pole suddenly glows rainbow-colored... and all the weapon attacks do absolutely nothing to it. Or Kuja. In fact, the Fedora bounces right off.
Julian: "..." *Catch.*
Digifanatic takes out his Digivice and tries sealing that pole away.
Kuja: "All of my loyal servants are now immune to your weapons."
Charles: "Should've known the dex was wrong about attacks."
Digifanatic: "If this doesn't work, we're screwed."
Metal Man (GM): Digi uses the Digivice, and discovers that it can't pierce that rainbow force field.
Digifanatic: "Oh maaaaaaaaan." *puts it back.*
Kuja: "And this... is being broadcast to the whole world."
Digifanatic drops his jaw.
Charles: "We have to use something else to defeat the machine."
Kuja: "Behold! The Questers fail to fight me... their weapons useless... manipulated to show off the research strength of Grodus and Gerald Robotnik! Oh..."
Maxamillion: "And me!" *Walks on in from the previously locked back door.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, not him...)
Julian: "...%!!%^(&~! Who's going to show up next, Skyhigh?"
Charles: "SOLARIAN SCUM."
Maxamillion: "I trust you liked that mecha I made for that foreman. And those ships Denon rode in. And all the other defense systems... all made by me... WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Garrick holsters his weapons, launching himself toward Maxamillion at the first said word. He runs up his body and tries to deliver a Heel Drop to his head...
Charles looks to this man as his anger builds up into the emerald again.
Kuja: "Since this is Maxamillion's personal portion of the planet, I shall let him finish them off. Bon voyage, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja vanishes. Maxamillion grabs your heel and drops you onto the floor.
Maxamillion: "Oh please... you call that an attack? I'll take you myself!"
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE. Questers vs. Maxamillion.
Garrick rolls backwards and makes to intercept whatever Maxamillion throws at him. "Come on..."
Maxamillion: "Get out of my office. I have a world to ensure communications with!"
Charles: "I would sooner spit on myself than allow a Solarian to leave within my presence."
Maxamillion: "Bring it on, jokers! Now, world, watch as I destroy the Questers! Hahahahah HEEHAW HAW HEEEEEH!"
Julian: "You asked for it!" *Julian jumps into the air and flips as his Rocket Boots activate. Completeing the flip, Julian blasts towards Maxamillion and smacks him upside the head as he flies past.*
Metal Man (GM): He laughs like a jerk. An angry cajun jerk.
Metal Man (GM): Your attack instantly misses as his force field blocks you.
Julian: *Uses the OTHER hand.*
Maxamillion: "This neato machine I made protects me."
Metal Man (GM): The force field blocks it.
Charles: "Magitek... Solarian... jerky laugh with no smoothness in it..."
Maxamillion: "I don't even NEED mechas anymore! Although I still build them..."
Julian: *Once more!*
Maxamillion: *turns to Charles.* "Why look, it's a lunatic!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit him while his head is turned.
Maxamillion: "Ow! HeeehaaaaWWWAAAAH!"
Charles: "Lunarian to you, scum!"
Julian: *Scans him fro his last Action.*
Metal Man (GM): You scan him.
Attacks: It continues spilling 9s everywhere.
Enemy is more powerful than Kuja. Danger."
Garrick: "...we need to get out of here."
Maxamillion: "Heeheeeyuck! I'm the greatest guy ever!"
Digifanatic: "They shut us in!"
Garrick: "He walked through that locked door, Digi. It's fine. Go."
Digifanatic: "Alright, alright, alright." *tries to Fire Punch MM, hopefully at just the right moment...*
Metal Man (GM): He sits there as you hit his force field.
Charles: .oO(Attacks won't work... dex unreliable...)
Maxamillion: "You can't beat me, you flea!"
Digifanatic continues with a HBM...
Metal Man (GM): He sits there as his force field blocks it.
Maxamillion: "You're not gonna hiiiit me!"
Digifanatic: "Whatever..." *tries an Aqua Bicycle Kick...*
Metal Man (GM): You hit him once, on the last one.
Maxamillion: "Ow! My chin!"
Digifanatic: "Guy's insane..."
Garrick uses some time to check on the electronics that run the dish..
Digifanatic defends for his last action.
Metal Man (GM): You discover they are highly complex, in ways that are beyond even your knowledge of Magitek.
Garrick checks to see if they are PROTECTED...
Charles: "I have many choice words for you, maniac... But I only have two to say!" *takes out the item he'll say and throw it to use.* "PSEUDO CUBE!"
Garrick shoots a glance at Charles before looking back at the electronics.
Charles throws it at Max and the machine.
Maxamillion: "What? Ahhhhh!!!"
Metal Man (GM): You hurl it. The machinery is protected by an uber-powerful force field, but it is Maxamillion being hit by it which saves the machinery.
Maxamillion: "No... those were destroyed. The nemesis to Magitek lives! Curse you, Charles L. Monkey!"
Garrick: "Outta here. Now."
Charles: "Charles... L...Magellean!"
Maxamillion: "...Chewy Lanky Munchy?"
Charles turn ends since he only has three actions.
Maxamillion: "Chalky Lake Man!"
Charles pours more anger into his emerald.
Maxamillion: "Chocolate Labrador Machine!"
Garrick wonders what the Pseudo Cube DID..
Maxamillion: "What... Choochoo Lunarian Magitek?"
Garrick tries to unload on the machinery..
Garrick runs up and delivers a series of kicks to it..
Maxamillion: "KOOL-AID MAN!"
Charles: "That's it! You're starting to p*** me off!"
Metal Man (GM): While Charles and Maxamillion argue, Garrick kicks a force field and catches on fire.
Maxamillion: "Oh no! Koolaid Man angry!"
Charles whinnies as a horse and snorts as a bull.
Garrick pats out the flames before he redirects the next kick to Maxamillion.
Metal Man (GM): He sorta stands there as you kick his force field and catch on fire again. And then kick him twice.
Maxamillion: "KOOL AID... Agh, my fake hip!"
Garrick: "Would you guys stop arguing and just GO!?!" *motions to the OPEN DOOR.*
Maxamillion: "You can't be a Quester... Questers never run! Especially Magitek Lake Chocolate person."
Garrick: "SHUT UP!!!"
Charles: "Perhaps you would call me..."
Maxamillion: "As you command."
Charles gulps... and says reluctantly...
Metal Man (GM): The door out shuts upwards.
Charles: "Charles L... Mag..el..l.an."
Metal Man (GM): Then you miss which whatever you did, Garrick.
Maxamillion: "Charles... L... Magnet. Magnet school."
Garrick flips backwards, skidding along the ground.
Charles: "Amazing. You really are a brilliant idiot."
Garrick: "Charles, shut up, he's just doing it to piss you off. Now just attack the idiot."
Maxamillion: "Awww. I'll call you Joey Joe Joe Shabadou to save time. I attack with... MACHINEGUN!!!"
Garrick freezes, then smirks.
Metal Man (GM): He leaps up to Charles, and violently shoots himself with a laser machinegun. You just barely fail to not think of the X-zone. A shoe flies out and hits you in the back of the head .
Maxamillion: "And now... I attack with... HEALING!"
Charles: "DAMN DAN!"
Maxamillion: *Leaps up to Julian and heals him for 1000 health.*
Maxamillion: "Hahahahahahahahahaaa! And now... the ultimate attack... FACE SCANNER!"
Julian: "The hell was that for?"
Maxamillion: *Pulls out a scanner and scans his face with it.*
Julian: "...I think that cube messed him up good..."
Maxamillion: "Hahahahaha! By scanning my face, you are doomed!" *SCAN.*
Metal Man (GM): Absolutely nothing happens. Well. Or so it would seem! Maxamillion begins shooting sparks.
Maxamillion: "Woah! That pseudo cube really messed up... good thing I have this! Face... the wrath... of PLAN B!"
Metal Man (GM): He falls backward, onto a control panel, and presses a bunch of buttons. As you would notice, Maxamillion's current appearance is more like a torn up and disheveled bum than a Solarian monster. There's a nice big hole in his head where that pseudo cube hit him. A slot about the size of a fist opens up in the control panel. Maxamillion shoves his hand into it.
Maxamillion: "Face... the power... OF MAGITEK!"
Digifanatic: "Hey Charles, do you have any more of those cubes?"
Metal Man (GM): He becomes highly energized with energy, and his body suddenly explodes into a bunch of particles. Particules... which begin to reform.
Digifanatic: "Not that I want any, but... whoa."
Metal Man (GM): Then... it finishes reforming.
Charles: "Meshuggeneh the Solarian Scum fits you perfectly."
Metal Man (GM): What there is before you... is the perfect replica of a Solarian general, in the strange dark green outfit with a sort of World War II look to it. Upon his chest is the sunburst, the Solarian symbol. And above it is a red K. Kuja's symbol. His boots have gold detailing on them; as does his hat and shoulders. He turns to you and looks... well. The same person, but much less a zombie.
Maxamillian: "At last... I am as I should be. Through the wonder of magitek, I am whole again. And you... shall be repaid with execution."
Charles: "So this is your original form."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a rather elaborate pistol, made out of a shimmering gold material.
Maxamillian: "And this... is an original Solarian Shatter class pistol."
Charles: "It will be that much sweeter to take out a high ranking cult member than a cult bum."
Maxamillian: "Oh... I wouldn't be so cocky if I were you. Allow me to introduce you to Solarian technology."
Metal Man (GM): He aims at Charles... and opens fire. The pistol makes a high-pitched (not enough to hurt your ears) screech with each shot. Each shot looks to be like a Solar flare which is literally flaring out of the gun. And it's heading at Charles. That... obviously hits.
Maxamillian: "I shall destroy you all with only a pistol. Don't make me get out my magic."
Charles, overwhelming by the shots, is recoiled backwards, the shots at his lungs and heart... his dying words.
Metal Man (GM): Maxamillian turns around to face Julian, aims carefully, and takes a shot.
Charles: "*Voice cracking.* Daaamm... nn... yyouuuuuu...*gasps.*..."
Metal Man (GM): Then he opens fire on Digi with mere disdain.
Charles is now motionless.
Digifanatic is hit all three times as well...
Maxamillian: "My weapon is technologically superior. You have no chance to defeat ME."
Digifanatic nearly falls to the floor, but is somehow still ably alive...
Metal Man (GM): FYI: His pistol pierces DR.
Maxamillian: "Hmph. I'm being attacked by primitives."
Digifanatic starts his turn with another round of the HBM.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him, however you feel that he is armored. You barely hurt him at all.
Digifanatic follows up with a Fire Punch and then straight on into a Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him again. Your Fire punch bounces off his armor. The celestial fury manages to do plenty of damage, though.
Digifanatic finishes his turn with a Max Shroom. Digifanatic then had actually Overdriven on that turn after the Celestial Fury...
Charles's body begins to digest the bullets. They are absorbed into the skin to be recylced later. He shakes his head while getting up. "..." *uses an action to channel the anger of his death, as well as the cause of it, into the emerald as it spins.*
Maxamillian: "Oh, please. Those emeralds, too, are obsolete. Try it on me and you'll get the smacking of a lifetime."
Charles: "It is my outlet, not a weapon this time."
Maxamillian: "Solarian Magitek is even more powerful than Kuja's... he is but learning how it works. Unfortunately, none of the Solarians who made magitek survived. Except I can make improved magitek. Those ships and mecha were all partially designed by me. And this... this beautiful thing here, too." *He leisurely looks up and towards the great pillar behind him.*
Charles reaches into his pocket and pulls out a derby hat. He activates it so four curved blades on the sides extend. He throws it at Maxamillian.
Metal Man (GM): He sits there, arms crossed, as it hits him in the stomach. He shrugs off the damage, only taking a little damage.
Charles catches the hat, deactivates it, and puts it back in the pocket.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would just be running in right now... Garrick managed to escape earlier to get backup.
Aribar frowns. "Drat... Looks like Garrick was right; I missed the start of the party."
Maxamillian: "Aha! One of those cowards just came in..."
Charles slowly increases his own anger.
Maxamillian: "Once a Whalleranian, always a Whalleranian."
Aribar skids to a stop and surveys the battlefield quickly before assuming that Maxy is their target... "Hmp. This is one of the 'cowards' that have beaten you... What? Twice before?"
Maxamillian: "You were beating a corpse, my dear foe... neither were me. How could a Solarian survive such travel? You blasted me clear to Nintendus the last time... no. That was a possessed corpse. This... this is me, as I truly am. And I have... this." *He points at Aribar with the ancient Magitek pistol.*
Aribar: "Well, I suppose we'll have to make the real you a corpse then...?" *The elf begins the incantations to a spell when he notices the pistol...* *rushes towards Maxamillian, his palm extended towards the Solarian. Lightning lances from his hand towards Maxy before the elf snaps his fingers and the air around the Solarian combusts. Finally the elf quickly unsheathes Moonlight and slices at Max's gun arm.** Fira.*
Metal Man (GM): Your sword bounces off his armor. And your magic attacks deal some damage, but he seems... tough.
Maxamillian: "Taste this, vile coward."
Metal Man (GM): Maxamillian goes to attack... but...
Aetos mimics a Max move!...
Metal Man (GM): You attempt to mimic him, but nothing happens. You get a headache, and feel almost as if... you don't have enough magical energy to do his moves.
Digifanatic: "Dang, I was gonna try that."
Maxamillian: "It's not called Magitek for nothing."
Aetos squaks out a loud 'boo' and charges up his spear to impale Max.
Charles cringes his teeth. Charles then powers up his anger and focuses it even more.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him. You deal plenty of damage, but distinctly remember it hitting armor...
Maxamillian: *ahem.* "As I was saying... taste this now."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Aribar and lets loose a salvo of shots from his pistol, all solar flare-ish as usual. Then he turns and opens fire on Aetos.
Aribar cannot dodge, especially when he's just a few feet away from the Solarian.*
Metal Man (GM): More of the same.
Aetos: *Wham bam splam.*
Metal Man (GM): And then he fires at Digi the same way. CRIT. Ouch...
Digifanatic does not survive this us.
Metal Man (GM): Paralyze, Burn, and Purification--but Digi is killed.
Maxamillian: "This is progressing very well, is it not?"
Aribar falls to the ground, apparently dead. (One life left!)
Charles: "At least you, are an opponent of capable intelligence."
Digifanatic is revived, lost of Overdrive, and a bit upset. Digifanatic then starts off with one round of HBM, followed by another Fury.
Maxamillian: "The scheme which I devised to keep myself alive and have me here is so complex that not even I can understand it without much thinking."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. THUNK, THUNK, BLAM. That armor appears to be your number one enemy. He's looking somewhat damaged, but seems to have a lot of power left.
Digifanatic finishes his turn by using an X Accuracy...
Maxamillian: "What a pity. This meeting will end with you dying on network television. I was expecting you to put up a real fight."
Charles: "Did you create Grodus?"
Maxamillian: "Me? Create that piece of garbage? No. It is an abomination only a Lunarian could have made."
Charles is being pressed... "What... is my name?"
Maxamillian: "After all... he was first located ON THE MOON. And you happened to have been first to revive him."
Charles eyebrow sorta..twitches.
Maxamillian: "Vasco De Gama, grand Portuguese explorer of the seven old Earth seas."
Charles: "A grand lesson, but it is Charles Magellean."
Maxamillian: "It is against the law to say your name correctly. Thusly I will call you Vasco De Gama."
Charles jumps in the air and uses Meta Glide with a fist.
Metal Man (GM): You hit the mostly stationary Maxamillian. You deal a good dent in him, but once again the familiar CLINK of body armor is heard.
Charles: "Why is the name 'Charles Magellan' forbidden to say? It is not my true name. The side of me who used that is forever gone."
Maxamillian: "Kuja said that while infuriated, you failed to fight competently. I will not attempt to say lies to make you angry; rather, obey the law. Kuja never wishes for you to have a second to concentrate."
Charles: "Just speak my name properly and it won't happen. And by now, I have forgotten why I fight against Kuja and his forces... I just want a way back home."
Maxamillian: "You fight... because Kuja destroyed your only way back home. Is it not so clear? And it is my duty to eliminate you, once and for all."
Charles: "Hhhrrrrr..." *disappears and reappears, attempting to steal the gun of hatredness.*
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Maxamillian: "You really do have a death wish, don't you?"
Digifanatic: .oO(He can't make it. No way.)
Metal Man (GM): He swats you away.
Maxamillian: "It is for your own good that I keep this weapon."
Charles: "Your magic is much more powerful then... I will take your word on that."
Maxamillian: "I doubt you want to see what technological magerery could do... yes. But if you can take the weapon and survive my magic... then there's nothing I can do to get it back."
Metal Man (GM): He continues to look stern and is readying another round of death.
Charles: "I would personally say to Kuja I am sorry for defying him. He knows by now I would prefer to leave him to his affairs. I only wish to return to the Second Moon and stay out of his way."
Maxamillian: "He is a cruel and bloodthirsty ruler. The only thing he wants is you to be dead."
Charles: "Then I will have to defend my life."
Maxamillian: "In return for my new life, I am forced to execute his orders."
Charles equips the Star Rod and ends his turn.
Aribar glows red and in a flash returns to his fighting position, the red glow still around him. The elf yells out a battle cry raises his shortsword into the air as several bolts of lightning are summoned to smite Maxamillion. The elf then backs up as the red glow dims and mumbles an incantation, his reflexes suddenly becoming more inhumanly refined than before.
Metal Man (GM): He takes the hit, once again glowing oddly from the elemental damage.
Aribar: "Anyone else here think we're just a wee bit out of our league?"
Maxamillian: "I would concur. You are nothing but defenseless Questers. And we..."
Metal Man (GM): *Ominous music.* Screens light back in the background. It shows hordes and hordes of armies. Regular Infantry, Magitek Machines, undead... men in white cloaks... Vampires... Dark Sorcerors... Nintendus, split into six equal sections. A new and hostile landscape. It shows all of the troops, all of the men... millions of people everywhere, with a few lonely specks for the Questers.
Maxamillian: "...are vastly more powerful than you. Kuja is merely playing with you. Should he want you gone immediately, he has the power to tear off the piece of this planet you inhabit and launch it into the sun."
Aribar: .oO(Just what HAVE we gotten ourselves in to?)
Charles: "Then why doesn't he be done with us right now?"
Aribar: "He... He can't be that strong. He tried to destroy us before and failed."
Maxamillian: "Even worse, your weapons are useless against us, thanks to my own invention. Soon enough, we shall be rendered immune to all Questers." *He turns to Aribar* "That... was before he was God. He controls everything, even the very chaos which saved you..."
Charles: "He does not control what happens to me after I die."
Maxamillian: "Nova and Avon are dead. Atlantis is in his hands. All of the modules are synchronized with his unearthly tower. This is the end for you, Questers. Kuja has won. You have come back to your deaths."
Charles: "What will he do after he kills us?"
Maxamillian: "Destroy all traces of Questers. Eliminate you from history itself. Pronounce supreme control... and make the last speck, which you inhabit, forever his."
Garrick slides in after Aribar, apparently, drawing his guns as he runs.
Maxamillian: "Those who stay on Turion, his wrath is stayed. You have not taken his divine mercy seriously... it is for that reason, which... you must be finished with."
Garrick: "Whoa whoa whoa, hold on here."
Maxamillian: "There is nothing you can do, caveman. You come from before Magitek, and are doomed to repeat the mistakes of your time. It is now that I will kill you... not in any normal way. No, my pistol is too slow." *Walks to the controls and begins typing.* "Activate... the Anti-Quester beam..."
Charles: "At least the man who caused the second Lunarian Civil War will still be asleep."
Garrick: "...Anti-Quester beam?"
Maxamillian: "Who needs him? He is a worthless Lunarian."
Aribar thinks for a moment...
Maxamillian: "Nintendus is ours... and that... is all we need."
Aribar: "That won't stop us, Maxamillian."
Garrick: "Nothing will stop us."
Maxamillian: "What are you going to do?"
Garrick glances at Ari.
Charles: "...A worthless Lunarian..."
Garrick: "...I don't think we know yet, do we?"
Metal Man (GM): The massive screens showing the might of Kuja change to really high-powered looking scientific stuff. A large progress bar appears.
Aribar returns Garrick's glance and then looks at Locos. "... We'll stop being Questers."
Metal Man (GM): 'Time until Firing'
Charles: "Do you realize that amount of power he's capable of doing!?"
Aribar: "And then... Your technology would be worthless."
Garrick: "...interesting idea, Ari. Sounds good to me..."
Maxamillian: "I will soon use the power of the entire planet, controlled by Kuja, to annihilate you."
Charles: "At LEAST the amount of Kuja has right now!"
Maxamillian: "Do not think I am a fool... the fighter remote's curse is far harder to remove than you would think. Even the dead and de-initiated Questers were exiled by Kuja's first wave."
Garrick: "And here we stand."
Maxamillian: "In fact, it was so thick... it hit some Smashers."
Metal Man (GM): The bar is at 25%...
Charles: "Yet you don't fear the man that took an entire civilization just to seal!?"
Garrick: "Charles, stop talking and DO something..."
Charles: "...I can see mostly why you wouldn't."
Maxamillian: "I don't fear him. Do you know why?"
Maxamillian: "The Solarians... possess the power to destroy entire galaxies."
Digifanatic starts off with another HBM, 10% smashing each time (purpose of X Acc)
Maxamillian: "Zemus... I am afraid, is just a joke. His power has never come up against us."
Aribar: "Hopefully that power will be your downfall."
Maxamillian: *Twitches.* "...What... did... you... say?"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around, even while being hit by Digi, and looks at Aribar.
Aribar: "You'll be consumed by that power."
Garrick: "I'd have to agree to that..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks up... and begins laughing.
Digifanatic continues with another Celestial Fury, same idea.
Metal Man (GM): It fills the entire room.
Maxamillian: "You have no IDEA... how it destroyed us all... fool."
Aribar: "Eventually there will be some strife or conflict. I've read about it before. War cannot be staved off fowever."
Garrick glances as he's distracted toward the console with the stuff for this Anti-Quester beam.
Metal Man (GM): It's a console, and the beam is up to 35% now.
Digifanatic tries a Fire Punch, for the heck of it... on the side of the console.
Charles: "Probably because the Lunarian turncoat was one of your high ranking generals as well!"
Garrick tries to decipher how to deactivate the beam... or redirect it at Maxamillian even..
Digifanatic: *crit again!*
Maxamillian: "The fact that I am alive now... should not be. Our own technology destroyed our civilization. But because I beat it... that means I am unstoppable!"
Digifanatic quickly gives his Power Charge to Ari. "A spell with that thing and you'll be looking nice, man."
Metal Man (GM): You hit the console... it takes no damage.
Maxamillian: "I survived the ultimate technology destroying everything... thusly it will not consume me. Do you not see? I cannot be consumed... I am a rock to the fire. And you... are about to meet that fire."
Charles: "So to make sure you would be supreme, you're going to unseal and destroy him?"
Maxamillian: "What purpose would that serve? He lays asleep. He cannot harm us here. I have no need to hurt someone who probably helped us in some way, especially if it involved killing Lunarians. Even if he is of their useless blood."
Metal Man (GM): The beam is at about 50% charged now.
Charles: "NOW YA PISSED ME OFF."
Maxamillian: "What are you going to do? Fall asleep like all the others?"
Charles: "!!!!" *begins to use the emerald to power the anger of this massive insult to his race.*
Maxamillian: "You have an obsolete emerald, lack of competence while angry... and a useless past."
Metal Man (GM): The emerald glows blood-red.
Garrick is slowly inching toward the console, trying to get a hand on it so he can try to reprogram that beam..
Metal Man (GM): You're getting pretty close to it. He's busy taunting Charles.
Charles: "THE FARPLANE WAITS FOR THEE!!!"
Maxamillian: "I have an entire God's power supporting me. He is far mightier than any Bahamut."
Charles activates the power of his emerald.
Metal Man (GM): The emerald activates, trying to do chaos control. Max laughs and holds out his hand. One finger, even? The entire pillar glows red. Then he points at the chaos control.
Maxamillian: "Chaos... UNLEASHED!"
Metal Man (GM): A blinding red flash, followed by an unearthly laser noise which is deafening is heard.
Garrick immediately spins to completely face the console, his fingers flying over the keys, trying to reprogram the thing... shutting down the beam or redirecting it at Max even.
Metal Man (GM):. This is gonna be tough. You're going to have to do something before he can hit Charles with the deathray, while nearly blinded and deafened, and threatened with an anti-Quester beam.
Digifanatic doesn't know what to look at right now as he covers his ears...
Metal Man (GM): However, all you manage to do is make the screens change their views back to the troops. Meanwhile, Charles is surrounded by the power of the chaos emerald... the beam hits the shield, blasting it to smithereens... and sending him flying over the horizon. It's only luck that he wasn't obliterated.
Garrick: "ARI! BLAST IT!"
Maxamillian: "THE LUNARIANS... LOSE AGAIN!" *Blows the smoke off of his finger.*
Aribar drops Moonlight to the ground and thanks Digi for the upgrade. The wizard extends his palm towards Maxy and a sphere of white energy begins to form. Blue electricity blitzes around the ball as it begins to grow larger and eventually to just about a bit bigger than the elf's hand. Aribar cries out the incantation to the spell and a beam of white electricity connects with Maxamillion, hopefully at least surprising that vile Solarian.
Maxamillian: "That was quite interesting."
Metal Man (GM): He braces for impact. It blasts him, but when the smoke clears, he's no terribly fazed. He makes a rather evil grin.
Maxamillian: "Is that all you can do?"
Metal Man (GM): While you frazzled the ends of his weird mustache, he remains dignified.
Aribar pants, tired out from the casting... "Why won't you die?"
Maxamillian: "I am both wearing magitek armor and am being powered by the entire life force of the area I control."
Digifanatic: "You okay, Ari?"
Aribar nods, still a bit worn out.*
Garrick: "...that's it."
Digifanatic can only imagine what sorts of health this villain has.
Maxamillian: "What's it? That this is your last chance to save your pathetic hide?"
Digifanatic: "Yes, Garrick?"
Garrick draws the M150, presses a button on it. It beeps, then he throws it at him. "Catch. Keep that safe for me, will ya?"
Digifanatic takes it.
Aribar is beginning to lose even more hope as his pessimistic comments on Turion about fighting Kuja come back to him.*
Digifanatic: "Will try my best."
Garrick: "Now, both of you get out of here. There's about to be a very, very big boom."
Maxamillian: "It shall be the death of the caveman. So remember. Flee like cowards so my beam can hit you in the back."
Digifanatic tries running out, considering he can do so.
Garrick turns to Max, inwardly praying that this works...
Metal Man (GM): You run... the 'beam' must be long-range or something, because he merely laughs at you.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh... be... quiet.)
Garrick: "Alright then, Max... I hope you know that I used to be able to make Magitek as well."
Aribar follows Digi out, not sure about this...
Maxamillian: "By your time, that means you were able to make it without exploding. Prototype magitek is no match for the real thing."
Garrick: "Ohhhhh no. It was the real deal. It wasn't back in my time. It was right here. I remember a few of the things about making it... but one thing I memorized... was how to pull it apart again."
Maxamillian: "What is this? That was thought impossible until..." *turns to the computer.* "...You saw the most up-to-date magitek from a book stashed in the fortress of glass. Still, that isn't very impressive. You do know about force fields, electrified components, and the sorts of failsafes I know?"
Garrick: "...what, you think I was going to do it to the console?"
Garrick: "Wow, you are an idiot. Charles was right."
Metal Man (GM): The beam is ticking down... 88%...
Garrick leaps at Max, grabbing at not him, but his armor. He brings forth every last ounce of power he could as he chants. "WHAT WAS MADE, WILL BE UNMADE! BY THE POWER OF THE SOLARIANS, DRAW THIS MAGIC AND TECHNOLOGY APART! BY MY WILL, LET IT BE DONE!!! SEPERATE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Wow, that's-a bad SPD-a check-a vs. an even worse one! But... he's slower. You grab the armor, and discover... it's made out of Emerecium... not Magitek.
Maxamillian: "I must admit, this is embarassing. I made sure to get the Marician model just in case this could happen.....Sorry Kuja, I don't trust Magitek.....Anyway... Behold the power of the--"
Metal Man (GM): The timer hits 0, and you hear the machine power up... then something else.
Maxamillian: "...What is this?"
Metal Man (GM): He throws Garrick off of him and goes to the console. There's all sorts of numbers flying across the screen. Then a bunch of error messages.
Maxamillian: "No... how could there be a hacker skilled enough?"
Metal Man (GM): Several explosions occur in the room, specificially on the pillar. The screens say 'Anti-Quester Beam Destroyed' Then another set of messages go by, which Garrick would see.
Garrick lands and skids, growling... he flips to his feet. He glances around, looking... looking... he looks to the messages..
Metal Man (GM): '...Disruption of Program completed by Hacker@Ivan.Robotnik' A bunch of encrypted stuff flows by.
Garrick: *whisper.* "...thanks, Ivan... I owe you one..."
Maxamillian: "Who in the devil is Ivan Robotnik?"
Dex: "...Incoming message received. All Questers to return to HQ."
Maxamillian: "I'll kill you for this! Without this beam, my plan to gain Kuja's grace is ruined!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around, and begins shooting at you wildly. It'd be best if you ran, methinks.
Garrick: "Well, I'd love to stay and tell you just who that marvolous son of a gun is, but I've really got to jet. Later!" *high tails it out of there.*
Metal Man (GM): *cinema.* Garrick runs out, as does anyone else left, just as the gates slam shut. The newly added EMERECIUM gates. Maxamillian, angry, destroys the remains of the former barn and house with his gun, then goes into his shed and slams the door shut. Various workers come in and begin building something else. Meanwhile... *camera zooms across nearly endless forest wasteland, to a tower surrounded by a high-tech land around it, and into the top floor.*
Kuja: "What a fool. Did he not know that this realm is home to more than just the Questers? I've tried to kill that meddling scientist for years... oh well. That idiot's past was getting to his head, perhaps a little public humiliation made him more humble."
Metal Man (GM): You see the throne room. Kuja, atop a highly complex interwoven chair, sits behind a desk, looking over all of a very elaborate room with clouds on the walls and an Elizabethan chandelier in the middle. The desk is by far the most complex magitek ever created. It shows control of all of Nintendus, and references all available information.
Kuja: "I guess I will just have to let him have a crack at those Questers..."
Metal Man (GM): His hand moves over the glass part in the middle of his desk, over a virtual map of Nintendus, and then points at a very dark area of Nintendus. *End Cinema.* *MISSION COMPLETED.* 5000 EXP to all. +20,000 coins. Secret 1 of 1 Not discovered.