Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 250: Back to Back Brawling (Platinum Challenge Part II)
Date: January 3rd, 7th, and 8th, 2006.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: As you rush through the portal carried on your red recovery platform, you soon find that Garrick's gone and Digi's at your side again. Since I see that neither of you has a response to this, I'll just let the platforms drop you off in the middle of the woods. *THUD!* *THUD!* You both land on your butts, as I said... in the middle of the woods.
Aetos rubs his bum "Rough landing, eh Gromm-- Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... Crazy portal..."
Aetos: "What do you think is here in the woods?"
Nick Caligo (GM): And now, let's play GUESS THAT BOSS!
???: "NYAH NYAH!"
Aetos: "Sounds familiar."
Nick Caligo (GM): *Thunk!* An arrow lands in a tree somewhere off to the side of you guys.
Aetos: "...Bowyer? Hey! I knew reading those files in the library was a good idea!"
Nick Caligo (GM): DING! BOWYER is the correct answer!
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Aetos: "If memory recalls... he's... a walking talking archery bow..."
Digifanatic: "Sounds... about... right..."
Nick Caligo (GM): A bow with feet, hands, and eyes dances out into the clearing wearing a goofy looking smile.
Aetos: "Hope he doesn't have bling."
Digifanatic: "Heh... that. 's all we need."
Aetos waves, "Hi."
Nick Caligo (GM): An arrow appears magically, notched at his string. He pulls it back with one of his hands before releasing it and letting it fly straight for Aetos. And without any provocation!
Digifanatic hits Aetos on his arm. "Hey!"
Aetos: "Gah!?" *Pierced.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *THWAP!* Aetos suddenly feel as if you've got a huge lead weight in the back of your head. You are unable to use any of your special attacks.
Aetos: "Ugh... what was that?"
Digifanatic: "No clue... don't remember facing this guy... just a few basic facts..." *tries getting a bit of revenge, starting his turn with a Hyper Beam Matrix.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowyer leaps, hops, and dodges your sweep of hyper beams... until one finally catches him in the... umm... chest?
Digifanatic finishes his turn with an upward slam.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!* Hit!
Aetos walks up and tries to headbutt 'im.
Nick Caligo (GM): He dances out of your way easily. "NYAH NYAH! You can't hit me!!" Bowyer hops around Aetos clumsily on one foot before giving him a quick doubleslap to the back of the head. Oddly enough, he manages a critical hit. -_o Damage from that, then damage from the other hit. Y'know, for a magical, dancing, spiky-haired freak, he's not really strong.
Digifanatic tries to Smash Dex the guy to see what comes up. "I just want to see what this guy's capable of..."
Smash Dex: *Ding!* "Bowyer
Damage taken: 43.
Accuracy (Melee): +0.
Accuracy (Ranged): +7.
Notes: Bowyer is one of the many enemies Mario encountered on his quest to retrieve the Seven Stars. He is one of Smithy's lesser minions, and is capable of using a variety of arrows to confuse and disable enemies. It should be noted that Bowyer is made of wood.
Aetos: "Disabled? How do you think he disabled me?"
Digifanatic: "One of those arrows... And wood... alright. Got any fire?"
Aetos shakes his head.
Digifanatic: "Alright... no problem."
Aetos attempts to shackle Bowyer up with wind restraints.
Nick Caligo (GM): He hops around like a ballet dancer before... *whoosh!* "...NYAH NYA--Hey!! What is this!? Lemme' go!"
Aetos raises Bowyer to his front, and then cannon kicks him, outa the restraints and knockbacked... or something to that affect..
Nick Caligo (GM): Success. He slams up against a tree and rolls over in the grass. Bowyer gets up and dusts himself off. "Now you've asked for it! NYAH!" He pulls back an arrow that seems to be made of pure ice, then lets it fly--again, at Aetos. *WHOOSH!* *Shink!* *Shink!* You find yourself frozen solid.
Digifanatic starts his turn by using a Light Ray on Bowyer...
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowyer takes a hit from the light ray. The light burns his wooden body.
Digifanatic then tries to set Bowyer up with a Fire Lunge...
Nick Caligo (GM): *P0wnz'd.*
Digifanatic: Which, in effect, gives the full op for the Golf Club once again (Smash, Throw Attack, damage)
Nick Caligo (GM): You chuck his burning form...
Aetos kinda stands there encased in a chunk of ice... it's cold..
Nick Caligo (GM): tsk tsk. He lands harmlessly on the ground. You still did damage with that throw, though.
Digifanatic then tries the Upward Slam once again.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* Bowyer's struck with a successful upward slam. Aetos: Success! You crack out of the icy prison.
Aetos gasps for air.
Digifanatic: "You okay?"
Aetos: "That... *Shivering.* was kinda cold."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowyer's smoldering form falls back down to the ground after Digi gets done smacking him around a bit. He pushes himself back up, growling. "Grrr... NYAH!" All of a sudden he fires a shimmering arrow, much like the first he sent at you guys earlier. At Digi. Bowyer chuckles for a second before getting knocked off his feet by some invisible force.
Bowyer: "Owww, my nose..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The arrow, it does nothing.
Digifanatic: "Stop being such a Brady. Ahh, never mind."
Bowyer: "What the..." He hops to his feet and tries to draw another arrow. "... MY ARROWS! What happened to my arrows!? What'd you do!?"
Aetos rubs the back of his head. "Kinda... funny feeling..."
Digifanatic starts the turn with a Gamma Fire Punch vs the standard Epsilon...
Nick Caligo (GM): Yikes. You don't just hit him, you set him on fi-yah.
Aetos kinda chuckles.
Bowyer: "...o.o... >.> ... UAHHHHHHHH!!!"
Digifanatic: "Serves ya..."
Digifanatic continues with a standard Air Attack.
Nick Caligo (GM): Whatever an Air Attack is, it deals damage to him. Aetos: He looks not long for this world... Give 'im the payback he deserves!
Aetos runs up at uppercuts him with windyness.
Nick Caligo (GM): *and. Well that's a miss...
Aetos misses, but ducks down and tries to do a leg sweep.
Nick Caligo (GM): -_-#..... Why look, an 18. >.> ... ¬¬.
Nick Caligo slides it over to Aetos.
Aetos finishes up his turn with a headbutt if that didn't finish him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Sadly, the damageyou just dealt isn't enough to kill him. -_- .. Oh, 18... >_< No, I calculated right, I just typed wrong. Sadly, the damage you just dealt isn't enough to kill him. His eyes burst into flames while his body smolders, blackened by Digi's assault. He leaps up into the air, screeching like a madman, and suddenly unleashes a storm of steel arrows in Digi's direction. His bowstring snaps.
Bowyer: "... >.<# ."
Digifanatic hopes that the oncoming Microwave will do him in. "Dang it..." *then goes for the Hyper Beam Matrix once again.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Nope. Somehow, even without him moving, you manage not to hit him. Aetos: Go.
Aetos tries to crosschop him.
Digifanatic: "This is screwed up."
Aetos: "The gods hate us."
Digifanatic: "Something... You can do one more thing now, right?"
Aetos: "Nuh uh."
Digifanatic: "Well, hope he doesn't go gung ho on us..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowyer stands there trying to tie his bowstring back together.
Digifanatic: "Phew..." *tries another Upward Slam... anything...*
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, looks like Bowyer's blasting off again.
Aetos: "Great job!"
Digifanatic will quick break for dinner... bb asap.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: The effect he placed on you earlier wears off. You can use special attacks again. After a quick rush through another warp, the clearing of Aetos's head, and a rough landing, you find yourself in what almost seems like a warehouse... 'cept with no wares.
Digifanatic: "Okay... what have we here now?"
Nick Caligo (GM): It's very dark in here...
Aetos sees fine with Sharp Eyes. "No idea."
Nick Caligo (GM): Suddenly, light flows in through a door high up the wall in front of you. A group of three shadowy figures files in, one really round and fat--from the looks of it with a spiked shell--one tall and broad, and one somewhere in between, with wild hair, and, what appears to be a mustache. The lights suddenly flash on. The figures are revealed to be Dr. Wily, Bowser, and Sigma himself, all three of them grinning broadly as they stand in some sort of observation balcony.
Bowser: "So! Is it ready, doc?"
Wily: "Why, yes it is, my good man."
Nick Caligo (GM): Looking around, there is all sorts of sections of the black floor that are bounded by yellow and black stripes.
Digifanatic: "Ohh man..."
Nick Caligo (GM): They're hatches, obviously. To Digi this might stand out sharply in his mind...
Nick Caligo (GM): One such hatch opens up directly in front of you, an elevator platform slowly rising out.
Digifanatic: "Oh you can't be..." .oO(...serious?! Man, if that's Mewthree in that hatch I'm standing behind Aetos until it's my turn... Nah... can't do that) "Well?"
Nick Caligo (GM): And out rises... Mewtwo. Clad in purple-white armor and a visored helmet.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhh maaaaaaaaaaaaan..." .oO(I am in for it... Scratch that. Wrong thing...)
Nick Caligo (GM): o/` Megaman Zero - Fake o/`.
Nick Caligo (GM): The armored Mewtwo lolls his head around slowly before cracking his neck. His form blurs for just a moment, the air around him distorting as he hops up and begins to levitate several feet off the ground.
Digifanatic starts the fight by trying to Fire Punch this Mewtwo of sorts... back to Epsilon level.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your punch connects, striking him right in the chest.
Digifanatic continues with a Running Charge.
Nick Caligo (GM): However, he doesn't fall for it twice, and he spins out of your way as you run past him. He throws up his palm, sending a fully-charged Shadow Ball to chase after you. However, you're moving too fast for him to get a decent bead on you. Having done this, he disappears.
Aetos tries to follow his movements.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your eyes dart before you swing around to find him reappearing at your rear. He tries to strike you with a quick backhand, then spin around and slap you with his tail.
Aetos: *Backhanded, tailslapped.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You're slapped in the face with a metal gauntlet, then brushed away by his tail-strike. Damage.
Aetos shoots a sphere of wind and light energy at Mewtwo.
Nick Caligo (GM): A sphere of wind and light begins to close in around him. It crushes him good. It seems to barely faze him.
Digifanatic uses an X Acc, followed by a Light Ray.
Nick Caligo (GM): Most. Generic. Description. Ever. -_-; Repli-Mewtwo dashes over to Digi's side like a rocket, then backhanding him the same way he did Aetos. *WHAM!!* You're gonna be feeling that one tomorrow morning...
Aetos cringes "That looked a bit more painful."
Digifanatic: "Whoa... Yeah, it did. I'll be fine."
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi. As you're still reeling from that blow, you find yourself lifted off your feet by his telekinetic powers. He thrusts a hand out and you're hurled straight at Aetos. Mewtwo spins, doing his usual taunt, except without his signature telepathic cackle.
Sigma: "Excellent! This may be our best soldier yet!"
Wily: "He hasn't even begun yet..."
Bowser: "I LIKE his style!"
Aetos forms a wind saber in his hand and runs up to slash up Mewtwo with it.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo's visor flashes and his form blurs the instant you approach him. Soon you find yourself slashing at what seems like dozens of after-images of him. All of them combine into one after your second slash as he tries to strike you mid-attack, but you hit him. In other words, one hit.
Aetos flips backward and defends.
Nick Caligo (GM): His armor's INCREDIBLY tough. You don't seem to be scratching it!
Digifanatic starts off with an Icy Kick...
Nick Caligo (GM): You manage to kick him twice in a hail of ice. damage.
Digifanatic: "Man... the guy's nuts!" *tries pulling off another Epsilon level Fire Punch.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, that's a hit. Mewtwo is sent reeling back from that hit. He glares at you from behind his visor, which flashes bright red. He rises up about ten feet into the air and raises his palm up... Heat waves rise from the ground before the metal deck seems to break up underneath you. Both of you are engulfed by explosions. Mewtwo lowers himself back down by a few feet.
Aetos fires another two balls of Light/wind energy.
Nick Caligo (GM): He teleports to the side, avoiding your first light/windball, but your second catches him offguard. His body blitzes with electricity.
Digifanatic starts his turn by jumping into the air and basically ramming into Mewtwo.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit! You ram into him and bring him down to the ground.
Digifanatic followed it up with the Running Charges, which is a normal move where he gathers electricity and runs into the target.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your hit sends him sailing back a little bit--all the better for you to chase after him and lay the beatdown. Two more hits, each. Repli-Mewtwo flips over in mid-air, still reeling back from your attacks, and plants his feet on the wall beneath the observation balcony. He springs off, his palm stretched towards Digi... There's a brief explosion of purple energy from his hand as he moves right past Digi harmlessly. He whirls around, still moving through the air--in Aetos's direction--and unleashes another fully-charged Shadow Ball. *POW!* The Shadow Ball collides with your chest, dealing damage and sending you flying back. While still hurtling through the air, Mewtwo whirls around, trying to tail-whip Aetos on the fly.
Digifanatic: "Ow! My goodnes..."
Aetos: "Digi, don't suppose you have any healing items?" *ducks.*
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah... I've been saving them though. I'll sure get to it."
Nick Caligo (GM): He lands, facing towards the both of you, his visor giving another bright flash as he evaluates his next move..
Aetos wouldn't dare try to shackle Mewtwo up... Aetos then runs up and uppercuts at Mewtwo, his fist turning into wind... dunno how to describe it really... Aetos then flips back and thrusts a medium charged Air blast at Mewtwo.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: He moves his head and lets you whiff him. And then--surprisingly enough--a digitized barrier appears around him. Your Air Blast deflects off it... And heads back at you, only to miss.
Digifanatic starts the turn with another Fire Lunge at Repli-Mewtwo...
Nick Caligo (GM): He darts to the side while you lunge straight past him. The whole time he keeps his arms folded.
Digifanatic tries to give Mewtwo a taste of the Super Mario Punch, doing as normal: leaping into Mewtwo from under him with his fist...(Epsilon level)
Nick Caligo (GM): *Kaplook!* You finally score a successful hit. Mewtwo, hardly even scratched by that last attack, unfolds his arms, raising one up and then flinging it down towards the ground, summoning an explosion of dark energy at Digi's feet. The explosion sends you flying upward--but he casts out his other arm in an attempt to telekinetically grab you before you're out of his reach. Unfortunately, his timing's a bit sour. He tries to compensate by leaping up and flipping in the air, trying to slam you back down with his armored tail. Miss. Both he and Digi end their turns in mid-air.
Aetos shoots one more divine light ball at Mewtwo.
Digifanatic has to leave after Mewtwo's next round, just so everybody knows...
Nick Caligo (GM): He evades yet another ball of light and wind
Digifanatic leaps into the air and gives Repli-Mewtwo one more Upward Slam. Digifanatic then has to leave, so he uses a Kerokero between him and Aetos.
Aetos cheers. Aetos then spins a dial.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo dashes in and swats Digi up by the chin after he uses whatever a Kerokero is, then pulls back and WHAMS him straight in the chest, sending him crashing into a wall. Spyke shall go. Spyke! Take Digi's place since he's out of commission.
Spyke warps in and blinks, looking around to take in his surrounding. He blinks at the armor the genetic pokemon has. "What the..." He then looks over at Aetos. "Hey, there... Name's Spyke... I'm here to help." With that, he dashes at Mewtwo and draws the beam saber, the green edge flaring to life, as he delivers 3 quick slashes at the pokemon.
Nick Caligo (GM): That's more like it. Mewtwo takes one hit, electricity arcing around him as he appears to wince from the hit, before blocking the other two with his gauntlets.
Spyke: "... No... Porcupine..." He gives Aetos a weird look and rustles his quills to make his 'point'
Spyke finishes his entrance by taking some quick steps back.
Aetos's eyes brew up a lightning storm inside them... "What happened to Digi?.. WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM YOU STUPID HOLOGRAM??" he runs up with a blade of wind materializing in his hand, he slashes furiously at Mewtwo
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo ducks one, takes a hit, takes another hit, ducks back from another and sidesteps the next. He then takes another hit, a CRITICAL stab, and finally teleports his way out of the rest. Mewtwo teleports around the room rapidly, flashing out of sight as abruptly as he flashes in. Bowser growls.
Bowser: "You gonna let 'im do that!? Get 'em!"
Spyke: "...What's that crazy thing doing?"
Nick Caligo (GM): It finally reappears behind Aetos, doing a backflip... And then firing another shadow ball at him...
Aetos turns around and gets blasted by a shadow ball.
Nick Caligo (GM): *BOOM!* It strikes him in the shoulder, sending him skidding across the floor.
Spyke winces as he watches his new ally go skidding... "Ow..."
Aetos quickly gets up.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo chases after him and tries to snatch him off the floor with his telekinesis... And successfully does so. He quickly FLINGS him at Spyke.
Aetos gets up, then finds himself going up more then expected "Put me down!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit, Spyke?
Spyke opens his eyes, wide, and moves aside, barely in time.
Aetos: "Ahhh" *As he's flinging towards Spyke.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos flies past Spyke and crashes into a wall.
Aetos: "Ahhh." *As he crashes into the wall.*
Spyke: "Geeze, you armored freak... Watch it!"
Bowser: "Heheheh... thaat's it..."
Sigma: "Activate his weapons."
Nick Caligo (GM): Wily rubs his hands together... "Just what the doctor ordered!" He hits a button on a remote, and suddenly laser blades flash from his wrists. The end of his tail flares with laser energy.
Spyke: "... Nice. Where can I get those?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo briefly looks at these weapons, then glares at you two with a rewnewed malice... Spyke: Go.
Spyke grips his saber and dashes forward suddenly stops with a slight screech of his boots, before rocketing upward with a saber slash, emblazened with lightning.
Nick Caligo (GM): He crosses his blades to intercept yours, forcing you back down as abruptly as you move upward.
Spyke is forced back, skidding, and comes at Mewtwo with another set of slashes, the first horizontal, then a back-slashing one, and then a vertical slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): You strike him once before he blocks your next hit, which only leaves him wide open for the last one.
Aetos defends for the turn.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo crosses his blades and flashes multiple colors before taking three consecutive strikes at Spyke, each one throwing a blade wave.
Spyke just goes wide-eyed and takes the assault like a good little reploid. >.<
Nick Caligo (GM): The first blade cuts into him just powerfully enough to knock him back AND allow the blade wave from it to hit him alongside all the others.
Aetos whinces at each slice and cut.
Nick Caligo (GM): He follows up by sending another swollen Shadow Ball after you as you get tossed back.
Spyke is sent flying back from the wave slash assualt, locks of his artificial fur splitting off and floating down to the ground. He gets struck again, now by the Shadow Ball.
Nick Caligo (GM): Sigma, Bowser, and Wily all laugh maniacally.
Aetos blinks and fires a small air blast at Wily.
Spyke groans when he finally lands on his back, the purple energy from the shadow ball still covering him for a moment, until he gets to his feet and shakes it off. "Those blades... Hurt!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Wily flinches as the air blast deflects off the protective barrier that appears between your attack and the villains' balcony. He blinks confusedly for a second, as if wondering why he's not dead, then grins broadly. "Heehee, you won't be getting at us as long as this barrier's intact!"
Aetos mutters something under his breath and shoots a sphere of white light at Mewtwo.
Nick Caligo (GM): He quickly flips over the attack.
Aetos sighs and sits there.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo throws another Shadow ball after Spyke as he floats after him, slowly descending through the air.
Spyke suddenly flairs up with an electric barrier as the Shadowball approaches, reflecting it back!
Nick Caligo (GM): The Shadow Ball deflects, but not at him. It explodes harmlessly against the barrier between you guys and the villains. He lands in melee range and puts his fingers to his forehead before casting that hand at him... A ray of light shoots through your forehead, dizzying you badly. He quickly tele-grabs you... And then LAUNCHES you up into the ceiling without any chance for a reaction. You take damage from hitting the ceiling and damage from being thrown.
Spyke: *growls and pushes off the floor and rolls into an armored ball, and rolls rapidly at Mewtwo, trying to ram into him and grind. (Flurry, so three attacks.)*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Whiff-WHAP-whiff!* You only deal damage, but at least you get a hit in. Aetos: Go!
Aetos frowns and pulls out a shiney new DEX from under his cape behind him, he flips it open and scans Mewtwo.
Smash Dex: *Bing!* "Repli-Mewtwo.
Damage dealt: 428.
Accuracy (Melee): +4.
Accuracy (ranged): +6.
Attacks: Mega Shadow Ball, Prismatic Slashes, Atomic Force, Telekinesis, Confusion, Hypnotize. Notes: Mewtwo has been brainwashed by Dr. Wily, Bowser, and Sigma! There has to be a way to free him from this... Don't let him get too close or he'll tear you apart with a series of melee and TK attacks.
Aetos materializes a small dart made of wind in his hand, and chucks it at Mewtwo.
Nick Caligo (GM): *FWAP!* A successful hit. Mewtwo continues his crazed assault on Spyke, rushing past him with a blazing slash. He follows by spinning around, whirling his blades at him.
Spyke:*ducks under the first slash and then rolls aside from the second.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He finishes by spinning to face Spyke, who'd notice familiar pinpoints of energy materializing and gravitating towards Mewtwo, signifying that he's charging something, Megaman style...
Spyke: "... Oh no you don't!" He goes wild on Mewtwo, slashing madly with his beam saber, 6 times in a repeated asterick-like pattern, the momentary blaze of the saber's energy hovering in the air for only a split second.
Nick Caligo (GM): Spyke manages to hit him FIVE OUT OF SIX times, with the most miraculous set of rolls we've seen tonight!
Spyke finishes the assault with a flourish of his beam saber, bowing slightly and smirking at the poke-roid.
Nick Caligo (GM): As your slashes connect one-by-one, he gets tossed about, losing his charge. Your last hit strikes him straight in the forehead... leaving a crack in his helmet.
Aetos fires two separate balls of air at Mewtwo, "Goodbye... hopefully" from his hands.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ribbons of wind whirl and swirl around him while rays of light bombard him from all sides... they move faster, faster, faster, faster, fueled by Aetos's frustration, bombarding Mewtwo relentlessly... until... *Crack... crick-crick--CHING-ing-ing!* His helmet shatters, followed by the rest of his armor. Mewtwo falls to his knees, eyes shut, letting out a telepathic groan. "Nnnrrrgh..." Dr. Wily blinks. "...No!"
Spyke: "... Yes!"
Bowser: "WHAT!? That's not possible!"
Sigma: "...It would SEEM, doctor, that your design was a bit flawed. What happened!?"
Dr. Wily: "They must have... they couldn't have... no! He's invincible!"
Spyke: "He was supposed to be invincible?... That... didn't seem very invincible..."
Aetos: "Not even... KALES could have beat that thing up... Wait... Kales turned out to be a super-macho swordsman lizard... what I MEAN is..nevermind."
Mewtwo: "..." He stands up and looks to the Questers. "It seems I owe you thanks. Now, let's trash these three!" He whips his torso around and sends an explosion of psychic force through the force field, making its entire surface totally visible. It crackles, cricks, cracks, and finally, shatters in a burst of light.
Nick Caligo (GM): By that time, Wily and company have already fled through the door they came through. Mewtwo falls back to one knee, exhausted and panting heavily.
Spyke: "... Are you okay?"
Aetos: "...Don't I know you? You were on the TV once."
Mewtwo: "Questers... go after them... I'm... a bit tired from my... captivity." He lets out a loud huff before he teleports out.
Aetos: "Yeah! You told us to fly those junk ships... and then... Skyhigh... and boom..."
Nick Caligo (GM): His telepathic voice echoes one last request... "Hurt them for me."
Spyke: "... He can't stand still. I mean... float... I... I... I'm confused."
Aetos looks for any exits.
Nick Caligo (GM): The only obvious exit is that doorway on their observation balcony. o/` Departure o/`
Aetos tries to jump up to the balcony.
Nick Caligo (GM): You have no problems. It's not a high jump...
Aetos walks ou-- "Wait... You comin' Spyke?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Maybe 12 feet. No problem for skilled fighters such as yourself!
Aetos shrugs and walks out the door without him.
Spyke: *leaps up to the balcony after a moment. "I guess."*
Nick Caligo (GM): You enter... a hangar!
Spyke follows through into... a hangar!
Nick Caligo (GM): Outside you can see the stars above and Nintendus far, far below...
Aetos: "...Are we in space?"
Nick Caligo (GM): And entering the strangest contraption you've ever seen, there is Bowser and Wily.
Spyke: "... We must be..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Give me a moment, for it's very difficult to describe this thing... On the bottom of it is Wily's classic saucer design--obviously the propulsion unit. However, its body has a rather interesting clown face painted on it much like that of Bowser's clown copter. Sticking up in the back, apparently on a turret, is Sigma, his head mounted in a gigantic, heavily-armored, steely torso.
Spyke: "... Why does this look more odd than dangerous to me..." He gets the feeling he will regret saying that.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser cackles and shuts the hatch behind him. You can see him and Wily taking places at windows that sit in the eyes of the clown face. Sigma grins evilly, a cannon raising out of the hatch in the center of the machine. It lifts off the ground, hovering softly.
Spyke holds his saber in his right hand, blinking slowly, his left hand beginning to spark a bit, somewhat loudly. Spyke then winces as the spark suddenly explodes in his hand and injures him a bit. "Grrrr..." He doesn't do anything else, contemplating his next move.
Sigma: "Heh heh heh... a little clumsy, eh, Quester? Come on! Stand up!"
Aetos chucks 2 darts of air at Sigma.
Nick Caligo (GM): Both darts whap into his chest. You notice the armor cracking under that smallest bit of pressure.
Sigma: "Ow! OW! .. MOVE you fools! We're sitting ducks!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You notice Wily and Bowser shouting at each other inside...
Sigma: "Dahhh... bickering nincompoops." He raises an arm up, holding it rigidly as you come to notice that his fingertips are gun-barrels. He sweeps the area with machinegun bullets.
Nick Caligo (GM): First one's Spyke, second's Aetos.
Spyke is hit by the bullets and grunts as he skids back a bit.
Nick Caligo (GM): Spyke takes two hits, Aetos takes none.
Aetos ducks behind a nearby crate.
Nick Caligo (GM): Sigma scowls. "Damn it! Bullets instead of lasers!?"
Aetos shouts out "Lasers woulda been cooler!"
Spyke tries to collect energy in his palm again, eyes narrowed and looking at his hand as he does.
Spyke watches as his hand suddenly is emersed in a warm glow of blue waves of lightning. He leaps at Sigma with it and tries to slam him with the ball of lightning on in his palm.
Nick Caligo (GM): Leaves Sigma with a shocking sensation. Sigma grimaces. "UNNHHHNHNNHNNHHHH!!"
Spyke finishes up with a quick saber slash before leaping off.
Nick Caligo (GM): You peel back the artificial skin on his face, revealing metal framework that crackles as your fist contacts it. Your slash cuts through his chestplate easily, shaving his armor off and revealing his unarmored body. He goes totally limp, a stupid expression on his face.
Spyke: "... That... was too easy... There's something wrong with that..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser and Wily stop arguing for a moment and look up. They then look back to one another and continue to bicker. Aetos's turn.
Aetos chucks a dart at the window Wily stands behind "Bozo!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP!* You easily hit the nonmoving vehicle. Wily looks up from his bickering, noticing the window cracking.
Nick Caligo (GM): He seems to shout VERY loudly at Bowser for a few seconds. Bowser winces and finally opens the top hatch. "FINE! I'll take 'em out myself!" He mans the cannon and fires three Bob-Ombs--two at Spyke, one at Aetos.
Spyke wonders what they are aiming at...
Nick Caligo (GM): The cannon swerves uncontrollably, as if the motors are REALLY badly calibrated. Bowser slams the side of the cannon. "BLAST it! Wily you quack! The turret's bad!" As he releases the controls, the cannon continues to rotate slowly.
Spyke grins and shakes his head... he dashes at the machine and leaps up with an electric-encased saber, rising as he tries to slice it.
Nick Caligo (GM): *Slice!* You leave a gash through its paper-thin hull. Wily screams.
Aetos: "Maybe you shouldn. 't be building things while in Paper Mario."
Spyke follows up immediately with a whirling slash, still hanging in the air, sending ripples of powerful wind in all directions.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your first strike connects, but your other one just flies off in a random direction.
Spyke: *finishes up with a wild series of slashes, the beam saber suddenly turning an icy blue.*
Nick Caligo (GM): As all three slashes connect, one of which is a critical, I see, it leaves patches of ice on the hull. *Bing!* Each of you gains 486 coins.
Spyke is done, taking a step back to survey his work.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser's eye twitches and he continues banging the cannon as it rotates like some kind of snowglobe ballerina. Wily panics and looks around frantically for an escape pod or something.
Aetos: "Do you think THEY even built it?"
Spyke: "...I can't... tell... I think not."
Nick Caligo (GM): The machine looks like it's ready to explode, its hull cracked away in places where Spyke's ice made it brittle, exposing the framework. Bowser stops banging the cannon, his eye twitching even more vividly as Sigma appears to... drool... on his head.
Spyke blinks, before bursting out, laughing..
Nick Caligo (GM): *chuckles.* My how the mighty have fallen...
Aetos: "You shouldn't laugh at peoples misfortunes."
Spyke: "I wouldn't called it misfortune... More like just deserts..."
Aetos hurls a barrage of divine wind spheres at the ship.
Nick Caligo (GM): I think the rolls speak for themselves. Pieces of the machine explode with loud pops as gouts of wind and rays of light tear through it. Springs actually appear to be ejecting from it with loud "SPROINGS." Such advanced equipment...
Spyke: "...Do you think they got it from a cereal box?"
Aetos: "I do."
Nick Caligo (GM): Even after Aetos finishes his assault, the machine continues to explode. Finally, what appears to be the fuel injector or something BLASTS out the bottom, landing with a loud "THUNK!" on the floor. The machine crashes to the ground, with both Bowser and Wily screaming and throwing tantrums all over the controls. The cannon continues to rotate slowly.
Spyke: "...Yup... Cereal box."
Nick Caligo (GM): The explosions grow more and more intense, until finally......
Spyke: "Got any marshmell-Woah!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *BWOOOOOOSH!!* An explosion engulfs the entire hangar. Spyke manages to duck behind a few boxes, taking only Aetos isn't so lucky.
Aetos merely shakes it off.
Spyke grunts, the box only providing some cover... But it helps.
Aetos: "I can survive buildings falling on me, I can deffinately survive a small little ship explosion..." he blinks "Ah!" he stams out some fire on his shoes.
Nick Caligo (GM): All that's left behind are Bowser--who's stuck on his back, flailing wildly as he's unable to get himself up--Sigma's head--which appears to still be drooling--and Dr. Wily, who's on his hands and knees, looking quite sour indeed.
Spyke: "... One of you... might want to help baldy with that little puddle."
Wily: "Grrr... you idiot!" he shouts to Bowser. "Look where your cost-cutting has gotten us!"
Bowser: "RRRRRRAAAAAAAGH!! LEMME' UP LEMME' UP LEMME' UP LEMME' UP...!!" *flails wildly.*
Wily: "NEVER have I worked with a more incompetent boob of a partner!"
Spyke shakes his head. "Like a married couple."
Aetos: "You know, it is rather strange for Bowser to team up with Wily."
Nick Caligo (GM): He looks back to you guys. "Know this, Questers... this isn't the last you've seen of Dr. Albert Einstein Wily! I WILL return, and WITHOUT this oversized box turtle!" He hits a button on his watch... it beeps and glows.
Wily: "... >_<#."
Nick Caligo (GM): He hits a DIFFERENT button, and they all disappear in a flash of light.
Spyke: "...Uhhhh... Okay! Have fun."
Nick Caligo (GM): As one last little bit of the machine pops, your surroundings warp and twist until you're being whisked back through the portal, on to the next boss! What will it be? Bowser again, perhaps? Or maybe another one of Smithy's minions? And what of Nodal and Azure?
Nick Caligo (GM): Tune in next time for another exciting episode of Super Smash Quest!
Editor's Note: And then the next session began. I say this because otherwise you'd probably wonder why it suddenly started up again instead of the log ending here.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal: As you whisk through the portal, which has become deep sea blue... none other than Metal Man himself floats alongside you.
Nodal: "Hey. WHen did you get here?"
Metal Man: "I could only explain that in sign language."
Metal Man makes weird gestures.
Nodal: "Ah. Of course."
Metal Man looks around, grimacing at the evil water.
Nodal: "What do you think is going to come out of there?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The warp deposits you in real water, bubbles forming all around you as air crashes with water. You're underwater. As they clear, you realize you're in... a warp pipe? Yes, the green walls give it away.
Metal Man: "Well, well, what do we have here... water."
Nodal: "And lots of it Metal."
Nick Caligo (GM): Neither one of you can talk.
Nick Caligo (GM): If you don't have a Zora Breather or similar ability/item, you have 30 seconds (5 rounds) before you begin to drown.
Metal Man gives the thumbs up sign.
Nick Caligo (GM): A gigantic blooper (Mario-style squid) blocks the passage above... and notably, what appears to be the sky.
Nodal gives the thumbs down sign.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal can have it then. It blinks, then narrows its eyes angrily at you.
Metal Man: *Menacing gesture, from sign, weird gestures.* *Metal fires off a bunch of beams of light at the monster.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The beams thwack the giant monster without much trouble. It squeezes its eyes shut, one of them just grazing it.
Metal Man uses the rest of his turn to defend.
Nodal swims towards the monster. He looks like he is about to say something,remembers where he is and instead makes 3 slashes at the things tentacles. He then backs off from the thing, ready.
Nick Caligo (GM): You give him three good slices. He winces in pain each time and pulls back his tentacles. The blooper looks mighty pissed... but also mighty wounded.
Nodal spins around defensively.
Nick Caligo (GM): You get this feeling that he can't take as much damage as you're dishing out... but you're also feeling like those bolts of electricity forming Jacob's Ladders between his tentacles are gonna hurt. He scatters his tentacles out and fills the entire pipe with lightning. Agi save, both of you.
Metal Man moves like a slug.
Nodal moves at more around small dog speed.
Nick Caligo (GM): Only Nodal is able to swim and bob and weave around the webs of electrical bolts that crackle through the pipe, but they still arc into him It tries to slam Metal from both sides with a pair of electrified tentacles.
Nodal makes a distressed gurgle.
Metal Man sucks up the pain from the first hit. Metal then Man then dodges the first swipe and gets nailed by the second.
Metal Man makes a series of weird and annoying gestures. Possibly aided by magically procured flags or something, as he attempts to wear out his foe with an underwater monologue.
Nick Caligo (GM): He blinks and stares at your Semaphore Solilique, mesmorized... and getting sleepy. He's getting dumber just watching you wave flags around. That's incredible.
Metal Man uses the rest of his turn defending.
Nodal swims towards the creature with spasming muscles from the lightning and executes 2 fast strikes and then three spasms.
Nick Caligo (GM): In his dulled state, he's able to parry a couple of your strikes, but you get him with three of the others. Well, now he's REALLY dull. Electricity crackles all over his body wildly... before his eyes turn into X's and he starts to fall.
Metal Man moves mildly faster.
Nodal corkscrews away.
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal: A giant squid corpse hits you.
Metal Man is hit and feels TEH PAIN.
Nick Caligo (GM): You've been squished by a giant squid courtesy of Northwest Airlines. Northwest. Always late. Always uncourteous. Always unreliable. The way travel should be. Speaking of travel. You both find yourselves being whisked off through a warp tunnel on platforms again. Metal no longer has a huge dead squid laying on top of him, and water is no longer attempting to fill your lungs.
Nodal: "Metal are you ok?"
Metal Man: "I'm okay... ow."
Metal Man gets up, popping a dent out of his armor.
Metal Man: "That squid died easily but crushed me in its death."
Nick Caligo (GM): The warp goes blood red.
Metal Man: "Blood red? I don't like the looks of that..."
Nodal: "This is odd..."
Nick Caligo (GM): You hear something... howling.
Metal Man: "Hmmm. Well, it doesn't sound like Zio."
Nodal: "Well thank goodness for that at least."
Nick Caligo (GM): "AROOOOOOOOO!! AROOOOOOooooo! AROOOOOOOO!" <--Three howls at once...
Nodal: "Three of them? What are they?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The platforms disappear, and ground appears beneath your feet. Except you're still traveling, trip, and get sent rolling across the stone floor. Nodal sits next to a giant paw. Platforms hang in the air above you--three of them. And standing over you, growling and drooling, is the demon hound itself. Cerberus glares at you both with red eyes and hungry jaws.
Metal Man: "Whew. It's not Belome."
Nick Caligo (GM): And hungry jaws, and hungry jaws.
Nodal: "...good doggie?"
Metal Man raises a fist.
Metal Man: "I freaking HATE Belome. Although... demons are unsettling."
Nick Caligo (GM): One of the heads blinks and tilts its head. "Aroo?"
Nodal: "Good dog..."
Nick Caligo (GM): It then resumes growling.
Metal Man: "Now then... I'm sure you're gonna hate this..."
Metal Man holds up his hands and gives the devil dog a four-pronged taste of light energy.
Metal Man uses the rest of his time to defend.
Nick Caligo (GM): It rears back and howls, avoiding the first one, but the other two beam it right on the heads. "...YIPE!!" It ZIPS over to the other side of the arena.
Nodal runs closest to the first head. "Bad dog!" Nodal swipes at the dog once gracefully and then swings 1 more time degenerating in accuracy.
Nick Caligo (GM): Degenerating in accuracy is right, but your second strike is a dead-on hit. Cerberus's middle head growls even more ravenously than before, its eyes glaring sharply at Nodal... very sharply. Why it's almost as though lasers are coming out of its eyes!
Nodal spins around defensively.
Nick Caligo (GM):Nodal: *LAZED.* Your defensive spin makes you nothing less than TOTALLY vulnerable to an eye laser. Sorry, but it doesn't deflect attacks like this. You just repeated the EXACT same mistake which cost lots of people a ton of health during this fight many years ago: Trying to counter an eye laser. At any rate, Metal successfully evades.
Metal Man: "Wow... I actually avoided that. Well, at least I have some good luck. What about you, No..." *Stares at the smoke coming off of Nodal.*
Nick Caligo (GM): After sweeping the room with its lasers, it tries to POUNCE Metal.
Metal Man manages to dodge that too, especially with his defensive preparations.
Nick Caligo (GM): It turns and growls to both of you with two of its heads. The other one pants happily and lets its tongue hang out.
Metal Man: "And a merry christmas to you too!" *Metal drinks a Metal Cola and chucks it at them with his poor accuracy.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Your can bounces off a wall and ricochets upward... it's going... going... going... *ding!*
Metal Man ends his turn early, defending again.
Metal Man: "My thirst is slaked. That's all I wanted."
Nodal swipes at the first head again with 2 mildly fast strikes. As he does he remembers all the pain done to him. His eyes mist over and he angrily swipes at it 3 more times.
Nick Caligo (GM): ALL hits, two of them a CRITICAL HIT!
Metal Man: "I knew I could count on you, Nodal."
Nodal shakes the bloodlust out of his head.
Nick Caligo (GM): Cerberus YIPES loudly as you slash at each of its heads, scratching its muzzle repeatedly, gouging its shoulders, brutal strikes rending its flesh. It then bites back. Literally. All aimed at Nodal... Let's see... three criticals.
Nodal screams as his flesh is gouged.
Nick Caligo (GM): A flurry of snapping jaws crushes you from all sides.
Metal Man: "Don't worry. I'll save you! Just not like I did Lynk..."
Metal Man runs up to the beast's face and nails it with a flurry of punches. Maybe.
Nick Caligo (GM): Punches? And you have an axe? -_o And which face? -_0 Anyway, all but one hit. *Punch.* *SMACK!* *BOFF!* *WHAP!* *DORF!* "YIPE!"
Editor's Note: Normally I dislike overpowered characters, but given how monotonous these battles get, I'm all for Illian being overpowered and annihilating everything.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal: FINISH HIM! Seriously, this guy didn't have a lotta' health either...
Nodal: "..." *loses completely in to his fury. His mind shuts down except for seeing Cerberus as he swipes it three times blazingly and then slashes quickly with all his might.*
Metal Man: "Anger clouds your judgement."
Nick Caligo (GM): .. *pats Nodal.* And your aim. Way to go. One hit. And it kills him.
Metal Man: "...This is why you shouldn't, err, be in the direct path of when I'm angry."
Nick Caligo (GM): Your sword stabs straight into Cerberus's chest as it rears up to avoid your other attacks. It howls its last howl and falls, its corpse burning up in blue flames. Fatality.
Metal Man: "We make a good team."
Nodal looks up at the monster and then at Metal.
Nick Caligo (GM): Unfortunately, Nodal's not long for this fight.
Metal Man: "You run in and get torn up while I attack from a distance."
Nick Caligo (GM): He still looks rather angry. Rather VERY angry.
Nodal collapses into a healing sleep.
Nick Caligo (GM): And rather very sleepy. *Voop!* He's teleported out.
Klumsy: "Sorry, Mets. He's a bit tired out."
Metal Man: "Fine with me."
Klumsy: "I'm gonna send in a friend of mine who just showed up unexplainedly out of nowhere. Traveler from the future or something."
Nick Caligo (GM): *Metal warps out.* Azure find yourself whisking through the familiar platinum warp again.
Azure: .oO(That break wasnt long enough.) *sigh.* "Back to battle it seems."
Nayru`Skydancer stands next to the monk staring straight ahead. This one appears to merely be a human... except a bit different. He stands at six feet tall, his body of fairly muscular build. Upon his body was bright red platemail with golden trim(Think Roy's red outfit), a pair of black pants and a black short-sleeved tunic. On his back was a long, dark red cloak with a symbol of a two-headed dragon on it(Western-style two-headed dragon). Coming out of either side, but folded up were a pair of broad dragon's wings. The rays of the wings(those are the bones that hold the membranes in place) were scaled in bright blue dragon scales, and the membranes were scaled in similar, but golden, scales. His long, butt-length black hair hung loosely. Attached to his belt, and all wrapped up was an ornate golden-hilted greatswo.
Blade simply stared straight ahead as he prepared himself for the coming fight. He'd answer questions when asked, but only then would he speak.
Nick Caligo (GM): The platforms slow to a halt and lower you both slowly, setting you on solid ground in the midst of the warp, which fades away, revealing a setting most familiar to Azure.
Azure: I assume you will be my partner in this ...? breaking for a moment giving the notion for a name filler.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's that dang stadium again!
Blade: "I will." His deep voice speaks plainly.
Nick Caligo (GM): Yep. Overlarge Final Destination platform, lots and lots of seating...
Azure: This place once more... By the way. The name's Azure.
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Master and Crazy Hand floating just ahead of you, Bowser and Ganondorf standing in front of them and cackling, both sporting Max-Ups and Necklaces...
Azure: ...And thats not good...
Nick Caligo (GM): Yep. Definetely the stadium.
Bowser: "Alright, pint-sized punks, now it's time for a little bit of OUR kinda' medicine!"
Blade: "...This does not seem easy." He narrows his eyes a bit. "That fool..."
Ganondorf: "As you can see, we've bewitched your beloved hands."
Bowser: "They're workin' for US now. Now either give us the Fighter Remote or we'll make you wish you'd never been born!"
Azure his left foot slid behind him raising his left palm near his chest his right extended only bent slightly at the elbow. His right foot swept itself across the stadium floor. "I believe our past talks in previous engagements has left all there was to be sid there. Niether I nor my partner have much to say."
Blade would dismount the large sword from its lock at the belt, and starts to unwrap it. The wrapping falls away, revealing the crystalline green blade that. Some strange runic symbols line the blade from the hilt to about a quarter of the way up. It was a beautiful sword to look at, and a deadly one to come in contact with. "Creatures of the darkness, prepare to meet your demise." He then holds the blade up, with the pommel at his ear and the blade extending forth, ala Sephiroth's stance.
Nick Caligo (GM): The hands float towards the middle of the arena, cracking their knuckles. Bowser and Ganondorf both chuckle.
Ganondorf: "Hmmhmmhmm... looks like our friends will have to give you a bit of a spanking. And I guarantee you'll have more than sore rumps!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The arena suddenly splits in half, separating into two half-platforms.
Azure: "This is different.."
Nick Caligo (GM): A gap, neither big nor small, separates you from Bowser and Ganondorf.
Azure his hands wisk themselves to his side right on left and left on right. Slipping them within two gloves items and pulling them out. The interlocking mechnisms clinked together and he gripped his fist. A pentagram star with a / going threw it let up briefly as the gloves glowed in a mystic blue light."Prepare yourselves."
Blade twirls the sword, before it flashes a bit. He then lowers the sword, before pulling out a SmashDex and scanning Crazy Hand.
Smash Dex: *Ding!* "Crazy Hand
Notes: Crazy Hand features a variety of erratic attacks, including violent spasms, spider-walking across the platform, dropping bombs, and a number of other unpredictable methods of attack.
He has no weaknesses, and his evasion may vary depending on what kind of attacks he's using. Special Note: Crazy Hand is designated as an ally. He must not be allowed to die or the mission will be failed.
Blade then thrusts the sword into the sky as a lightning bolt comes down on top of it. He returns to his ready stance. "...Do not attack that one. If you can, disable it."
Azure: "That's very unlikely." he smash dexs master hand.
Nick Caligo (GM): Azure get the same exact stats for Master Hand, except...
Smash Dex: "Notes: Master Hand features a variety of potent attacks, including lasers that extend from his fingers, quick, powerful smash-attack pokes, drilling his fingers over the platform, and rocketing in from the distance. When paired with Crazy Hand, he is known to give a round of very undesirable applause to his opponents. He has no weakness and his evasion varies depending on what kind of attacks he's using.
Special Note: Master Hand is designated as an ally. He must not be allowed to die or the mission will be failed.
Azure: "And we cannot attack the hands. We must make our way over to those two and somehow end this quickly." he goes on the defense
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf pulls his fist back, looking like he's going to charge a Warlock Punch. He thrusts it forward not once, but twice in quick succession--throwing a fully charged Shadow Ball at each of you.
Azure side jumps Link style.
Blade twirls his sword and cuts the ball.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser pulls out a pair of bombs and chucks them both over to your platform, where they sit, their fuses burning slowly. Master Hand pulls back, charging for a moment before he thrusts a single finger at Azure twice. *WHAP-WHAP!*
Blade: "...Hmmm... those might be able to be used to our advantage..."
Azure is slapped left and right and is pushed back closer to blade wincing. "Care to share how that would happen..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Crazy Hand clicks his fingers erratically against his palm, flashes of light kicking up from each click.
Blade: "I will... just as soon as I get a chance."
Nick Caligo (GM): He doesn't attack, but he seems to be getting ready for something.
Blade crouches down and moves towards the Bob-ombs, or what they seem to be, before spinning and unleashing a heavy diagonal cut at one of them, the Dragon's Tooth slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAP!!* You send it ZOOMING across the gap. Bowser: *BOOM!* "OW!"
Blade: *Using the final few seconds, he hits the end of the platform and leaps. His wings flap, giving him some extra lift, before flaring out and gliding him neatly across the gap.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You're able to make it over easily.
Blade: "Hold off the hands, if you can, I'll stop these two beasts."
Azure quickly manuvers his way to the second bob-omb now he would attempt to grab it and then hurl it toward bowser.
Nick Caligo (GM): You grab it without any trouble. *BOOM!* It explodes in Bowser's face, dealing damage to him. He gets knocked over and lands on his back, struggling to get up.
Bowser: "...AHH! I HATE BEING ON MY BACK! LEMME' UP LEMME' UP LEMME' UP LEMME' UP...!!!" *repeats.*
Ganondorf: "Oh, cut that out, you great blundering fool!"
Azure guards once more and ends his turn.. .oO(Needed more time but there wasnt enough to create a dragon fang..)
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf grins, watching Blade zooming in. He leaps into the air after him, attempting to latch on in mid-air. Ganondorf grabs Blade by the shoulders and whips his feet up, pushing off his chest with a backflip and unleashing an explosion of fire through his feet.
Blade grunts as he gets asploded and most likely knocked back onto the other platform...
Nick Caligo (GM): You're knocked away, no longer gliding. Thankfully that was a success. You land on your feet at the edge of the platform opposite Ganondorf and Bowser, who stay on their -own- platform.
Ganondorf: "Hmph..." He snaps his fingers. The entire platform you're on appears to explode in flashes of green energy. Ness's PK Bomb... MAX-up style! Azure manages to duck the majority of the blast.
Azure quickly puts his hands together his left index and ring fingers extended. "Kou!" The brief chant splitting the energy in front of him. Still getting paritally hit by what remained making him wonder exactly what would have happened had he not.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser flips himself back over and pulls his fist back. "Taaake THIS!" With a loud *WHOOMPH* he sends his fist into Blade, mimicing DK's giant punch.
Blade just simply shifts his body a few inches out of the way. "You're going to have to do better than that, turtle."
Nick Caligo (GM): His fist stops a few centimeters short. He sweatdrops, then crossveins. Smoke shoots out his nose and ears before he belches flames at Blade. *CRITICAL HIT.* Two hits. *burnination.*
Blade grunts as he takes a blast of flames to the chest.
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand sits back and waits. Crazy Hand twitches, then sprinkles bombs all over the platform. Azure avoids the erratic sprinkling of spiked bombs entirely.
Azure begins dashing though you could swear he was pulling ninja runs.
Blade would crouch down low, before sliding forward a bit and flaring out his wings. In a powerful leap, he surges upward, intent on lighting up Bowser's stomach with a rising blade. "Strike!!" -- Graceful Lightning --
Nick Caligo (GM): You pull him up by the stomach, making him crackle with electricity. He grimaces in pain, growling angrily.
Blade then pauses in the air for a brief moment, before spinning and bringing the blade down on top of Bowser's head. "Ha! Graceful Lightning!" As he strikes, a thunderbolt comes down where the two would contact the ground.
Nick Caligo (GM): He growls and pulls back for a punch, but your blade WHACKS him out of the air like an insect before he can do anything.
Blade: "Hmph..." He readies himself once again as his moment in time has completed.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your shocking assault leaves Bowser splayed on his back, eyes squeezed shut, lightning crackling over his body.
Ganondorf: "My, a powerful one, aren't you?"
Azure: .oO(I need to get over there..) he begins crouching briefly for a moment before leaping into the air attempting to jump across with another leap in the waiting.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your first jump is more than enough to get you over. Your feet are planted on the ground safely.
Blade: "Says the one who seeks ultimate power but always fails to receive it. And by my blade and honor, I will continue that legacy even if it means my death."
Azure would then rush bowser with a bozen smash.
Nick Caligo (GM): The downed Bowser is in no way prepared for such an attack. The hit is quite successful. It's not much, but it does send him flying off the platform. Bowser flails through the air and latches onto a railing just in front of the front row of seats.
Bowser: "Ungh! I'll... show... you...!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): He seems barely able to hang on by one arm, but manages to bring the other up and hold on safely. Ganondorf draws his humongous, ornate steel paddle-style greatsword. "Quite the tongue on you too, swordsman. A pity..." He runs up and attempts to grab him. ?
Blade artfully dodges and deflects the hand to avoid being grabbed.
Nick Caligo (GM): He tries to grapple you, but you manage to push him away. "Ah..! I shall have to cut it OUT!" He slams the blade into the floor, summoning a HUGE gout of flame... Flare Blade.
Blade brings up his greatsword and halts the attack. "You'll have to do it better than that, Ganon." He speaks in a foul tone.
Nick Caligo (GM): He pushes off the blade and makes a quick swing at Blade's head.
Blade simply moves by inches to avoid the blow. "Nice try. But your swordsmanship is poor. No wonder why the warrior of Courage could always defeat you -- even in your most powerful state."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf growls. Bowser hauls himself up over the railing. "Eah... alright. No more playin' around!" He spins around. "Time for me to show you what I can REALLY do! EEEYAH!" He flashes bright colors, as if under the influence of a super star, and leaps into the air, scattering a storm of stars at the platform on which the fight now resides. They seem to fly around Ganondorf harmlessly.
Nick Caligo (GM): Azure take two hits.
Blade rubs his head. "Those little things hurt!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Then, the flashing over, he brings his claws over his head before throwing them down, cupped together, sending a beam of orange energy at Blade as he locks blades with Ganondorf. -Geno Beam- Master Hand floats over to your platform and raises his fingers up, blue lasers lancing out from each of his fingertips and trying to fry both Azure AND Blade.
Blade growls. A cut develops on his cheek as he takes the brunt of the hit.
Nick Caligo (GM): Crazy Hand twitches and whips back, the back of his hand slamming into the platform as he begins to spasm crazily.
Blade growls as he's hit more. "Look at them, Ganon, they're dealing more damage than you are! You've gone soft -- weak! Where's the Triforce of Power now?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Both of you are subject to his spasms. Blade is hit twice, separated from Ganondorf as Crazy rolls over him. Azure is hit once. Blade: Two hits.
Ganondorf: "Ha ha ha... simple-minded fool! It is the power of the Triforce that allows me to command them!"
Azure: .oO(If fate hadn't handed it to you I'd snatch it from you and return it to its proper place, fiend.) holding his left arm having taken a heavy amount of damage.
Bowser: "Come on! Come n' get me, pipsqueak!" He shouts to Azure.
Blade yelps and roars in pain as he's hit and flattened, pretty much. He then growls and doubles over, dropping the sword as his armor and sword begin to flash and disappear. His entire body becomes white with energy as he begins to get bigger. After the transformation's complete, he's a full dragon, standing fourteen feet in height and just over thirty five feet long. His wings were folded on his back. He now speaks with a deep, growling and enraged voice. "I'll show you the TRUE MEANING of power!!" His head lunges forward for Ganon, as he tries to grasp him in a bite.
Nick Caligo (GM): Oh. Ganondorf whips up his sword, placing his off-hand on the flat of the blade, and your snout slams into it.
Ganondorf: "Fool! It shall take more than size to take me down."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf puts his sword at his shoulder. "Hmph!" He then lunges in with a quick attack, half downward slash, half stab. *Slice!* Engulfed in red energy, he cuts your snout. He follows with a quick spin and slash, using the tip of his blade to slice it again. Glowing blue, he scores a second hit. He quickly reverses the direction of his blade, making an upward slash. Glowing green, he whiffs the air.
Blade grunts and growls, his snout recoiling as he gets slashed.
Nick Caligo (GM): But he still remains on the attack. He takes one last downward slash, his blade leaving a neon blue trail. *WHAM!* He catches you dead in the top of the snout with a Shield Breaker.
Azure rushes toward bowser fulfilling his wish. His arms pulled backward behind him. A trail of energy erupted into his guantlets as lightning began to lace itself through it flowing around both glove and metal parts of his gauntlets. As he closed the gap between the two of them he lunged forward with his left fist the speed between the two being the deciding factor in just how many he would abuse bowser with.
Nick Caligo (GM): You realize that there's a bit of a pit between you and Bowser, correct? He's in the seats, you're on the platform. Successful hit! Three hits!
Azure goes into a spin after his flurry of strikes his fist now on its own erupting in lightning chi as he throws a single lightning engulfed raigeki fist.
Nick Caligo (GM): You make a punching bag out of the unsuspecting warlock, and then light him up with an electrifying attack! Ganondorf stumbles over, his cape falling over his head as he's knocked to a corner of the platform.
Bowser: "What's the matter? Ya CHICKEN!?" He hurls a pair of Shadow Balls--the first at Blade, the second at Azure.
Azure followed by this jumps back and then rushes in once more his fist now flowing with an unknown force whirls of wind could be heard flowing off them like a spinning turbine as he thursted into gannon's gut with a single punch that would go into many these also dependent on the two's speeds.
Nick Caligo (GM): *Hit!* You only score a single hit.
Blade pulls his body away from the shadow ball JUST in time.
Azure pulls back one last time. His left fist is engulfed in a radient flowing light. He slams it forward at gannon with its divine light. Celestial Rave also. Koho X complete!
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!* Your combo completes successfully. Ganondorf's body crackles, light energy erupting from it as he's sent into the nosebleed section by that punch.
Azure takes a step back pulling his fist to his side and and gives a heavy sigh.
Nick Caligo (GM): He lands upside down. He lands upside down in a seat. He did a really frikken' COOL combo. Master and Crazy Hand remain calm... for now...
Blade: "It's your turn, turtle. Be ready to face my punishment!!" He then turns around and charges up a blast of energy, before leveling his head at Bowser, and releasing a beam of yellow energy that crackles with lightning.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your thunder blast collides with his chest and sends him crashing into some seats before he flips back a few rows.
Blade then stands back, rearing up and crossing his arms.
Azure gulps down a kero kero cola. As he does a reaction happens from the almighty drink of the gods. Azure glows in a divine light as if he reached nirvana. That light radiating with Blade. *Azure uses another kero kero cola healing both he and his partner to full hp.* As that glow fades he holds his hand out only having enough time to materialize one spirit charm which he sends flying at Ganon.
Nick Caligo (GM): Both of you: Full health. *Whap!* You deal damage to Ganondorf from afar.
Blade blinks and suddenly feels a lot better. His cut wounds, that managed to get through his scales, seal up. "Ahhh, thank you my friend."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf growls. "KnnnnyEEEAH!!" He quickly sweeps his blade in a tornado slash, stealing Link's attack as he rights himself. Seats are torn from the ground and go flying at you.
Nick Caligo (GM): Seats crash into both of you.
Blade thwaps them away with his claws, though it does give his claw a bit of a bruise. He shakes it. "Grrr... Those things hurt."
Nick Caligo (GM): He then leaps into the air, double-hops over a few rows, and then performs a dramatic flip before SLAMMING his blade into the ground on a level that's even with your platform. A huge blade wave is sent in Azure's direction. Or at least, he wishes it were.
Blade: "You're losing your touch, Ganon. Maybe you should just retire and be the King of the Gerudo!"
Azure puts both his hands in front of him "Ha!" with that the feeble wave dispursed in front of him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser continues his assault. Now that his buddy's out of the way, he concentrates sharply, putting his fingers to his forehead... PK flash explodes over the platform, dealing damage to both you guys and damageto each of the hands. Master Hand and Crazy hand both zoom away from the platform before zooming back in again, giving you a round... of applause. Azure is SMACKED from both sides by both hands only once. Blade is unlucky enough to be caught by TWO claps. They then float to their respective positions on either side of the platform.
Blade growls as he gets practically flattened by hands. He just shakes his head and leaps up, flaring up his wings to glide and sail over to Ganon. Once there, he just hovers over him and growls out before extending his head to the heavens. He roars just as clouds develop and summon down two thunderbolts.
Nick Caligo (GM): No jump check required thanks to the powers of glide. Lightning blasts down from the sky at your beckoning, as if to smite Ganondorf for his crimes against the gods. Continue, unless that's it..... o_O Well then... THREE hits from our critical friend, one from the not-so-critical.
Blade growls and just decides to drop. Along with dropping a *massive* claw into the seats next to Ganon. He lets out a mighty roar.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ahh, here we go. *WHAM!!* You don't just drop it into the seats NEXT to him, you drop it ON him. You crack the ground beneath the seats, which shift and explode under the weight and force of your attack. Ganondorf is crushed, royally. He goes flying and lands limply over a railing, defeated.
Blade: The seats rumble and shake, being loosened, the entire stadium rocks and rolls from the sheer force of the dragon's stomp.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser blinks. "...Uh-oh..." He looks up over his shoulder... Master Hand is wagging his finger at him.
Blade then looks at Bowser, his eyes narrowing.
Nick Caligo (GM): Crazy Hand suddenly zooms down from above, drilling into him frantically, explosions of various types of energy burning, freezing, dark-blasting, and holy-ing him out of his wits. After he finishes, Master Hand grabs him and WHIPS him into the air. He does the same to the limp-laying Ganondorf. Crazy Hand flips them both the bird on their way out as they *ding!* into the sky. They then turn to you two. Master Hand gives a thumbs up, Crazy gives the "Okay" sign.
Azure: "Well I guess I wont be needing this..." *he puts his pseudo cube back into his gi.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You're both lifted off your feet by red recovery platforms, and whisked through the warp again, this fight having ended.
Blade shakes his head, clearing himself of the rage. "I hope that's taught you *both* a lesson. Never mess with a Dragon." Blade detransforms, before gliding back over to Oceanblaze. "Let us leave this place, now. We're done here."
Azure: "That has already taken place."
Blade: "As I can see..." He rewraps the Chaos Breaker, and mounts it back on his belt.
Nick Caligo (GM): So what's next for the Questers? The enemies only seem to be becoming harder, and with 8 fights to go for one group and 10 more to go for the other, what does the future hold? Will they -EVER- fight Sephiroth at this rate!? Is it possible to beat him? Find out, on the next coming episodes of Super Smash Quest! -done-
Editor's Note: And... here's another awkward inter-session gap.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal now whisks through the portal with Blade, his stats restored. Blade, you're just as wounded as you were last night at the end of the fight.
Nodal: "Hello. And you were?"
Klumsy (via Smash Dex): "Guys, I wanna introduce you all to a fella I know named Blade. He's from the same place Roy and Marth come from, roughly. He's... er... sort of a dragon... but he's cool."
Klumsy (Dex): "He's been heading the resistance against Kuja ever since you guys disappeared."
Blade remains silent and keeps his eyes focused directly ahead. His wings were closed at the moment.
Klumsy: "He figures that by pooling his forces with us, we'll be able to take Kuja easy."
Nick Caligo (GM): The warp deposits you on the wide deck of a boat heading down a river.
Nodal: "Well that should help."
Blade: "Unfortunately, I had to come by myself... I could not take any of our soldiers with me."
Nodal: "Hmmm, a river..."
Nick Caligo (GM): A... really dark purple-blue-ish river. With a really dark purple-blue-ish sky...
Nodal: "Hmmm a really dark purple-blue-is river."
Nick Caligo (GM): And sickly looking trees here and there along the banks...
Blade: "I hope I'll be enough of a help to you." He looks around, his eyes cast about the area as he dismounts his sword, but does not unwrap it.
Nodal: "I remember this place..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal: In a POOF of smoke, you've transformed into a bottle of whiskey.
Nodal: "...and there we go..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Blade: In a poof of smoke, you become... a ... *sigh.* Yes, he's a gilamonster. With bright yellow markings along her black body.
Blade blinks and looks back against his lizard-like body. "We should do well to find something to change us back..."
Nick Caligo (GM): >_< Sorry.
Nodal: "Well... I found a moon pearl here a while back. If there was one of Oak's replicated one's that would have done it."
Nick Caligo (GM): *STOMP!* *STOMP!* You hear something plodding heavily on the wooden deck, behind you.
Blade: "If that's what will restore us, then we need to find it... Again." He starts scanning the area for anything... well, thats suspicious. He looks towards the sounds.
Nodal turns around.
Blastoise: "...Mrrrrooo... BLASTOOOISE!" He rears up and fires his cannons in a manly fashion, towering over you.
Nodal: "...are you sure this isn't just some kind of drug trip?"
Blade: "Great..." He shakes his head. "If I only had a pokéball..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He lands back on all fours, keeping his cannons out and primed, leering down at you with a hungry grin.
Blade: "Well, you tell me. You seem to be the drug right now." The lizard would look right back up at the gigantic turtle, before hissing angrily back at it, like a gilamonster is good at.
Nodal sloshes at it.
Nick Caligo (GM): Remember, when in Dark World form, you cannot use special attacks. Only normal attacks and smashes.
Nodal bounces across the deck and leaps into the air to smash the blastoise in the face 3 times.
Nick Caligo (GM): You whiskeyclub him twice. He growls lowly
Blade continues that hiss, before rushing across that deck with near-lightning speed. These lizards were renown for it. And before long, he would try to bite Blastoise... in the toe... (Fang Buster)
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRUNCH!* Nevertheless, bit him you did.
Blade then raises up a claw and goes to town on the leg of Blastoise with a series of three claw slashes.
Nick Caligo (GM): Two successful claw strikes.
Blastoise: "ROOOOWR!" He staggers back a bit as the Gilamonster goes to town on him before lowering himself down, leveling his cannons at you, and unleashing a steady blast of water. *HYDRO PUMP.*
Nodal rolls away.
Nick Caligo (GM): Nodal barely avoids a jet of water, only getting minorly soaked as he hits the deck with a clunk, though the water slides down his glass surface. The sweet alcohol within is unharmed. The gilamonster's not so lucky. *SPLOOSH!* You're blasted back several yards.
Blade hisses madly as he gets blasted with a fire hose.
Nodal: "Well thanks. I needed a cleaning."
Nick Caligo (GM): The pressure dies down before he stomps over and tries to crush Nodal.
Nodal rolls away again.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRACK!* He puts a hole in the deck as he tries to put the squash on alcohol, forcing the bottle to roll away.
Nodal says "Remember wiskey makes you dizzy!" Nodal jumps into the air and smashes the Blastoise in the face 7 times getting a little less accurate each time.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CLUNK!* *Whiff-SMACK-WHIP-WHAP-SMACK.* You repeatedly SMACK him on the head, as if held at the bottleneck by an invisible hand.
Nodal: "How did you like my Barfight Strike?"
Blastoise: "Rrrrr... x.x" <--dizzyfied.
Blade hisses a bit, and runs himself over to Blastoise, before leaping into the air and coming down HARD right next to him. As he impacts, the dock rumbles and vibrates as a magnitude four shockwave blasts through it from the body of the gilamonster. -- Earthquake Stomp --
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* You hit the deck, but... yeah. You don't seem to be able to muster up the proper amount of force. He looks down at you, raising a brow as if to say, "...You're a GILAMONSTER. Did you expect that to work?"
Nodal is ready to roll.
Nick Caligo (GM): He brings his cannons down to bear at you, then one after another pumps off rays of flashing white and blue energy--ice beams! All three aimed at Blade. Being cold-blooded, you're especially badly affected. Success. You aren't frozen. He then brings his cannons to bear at Nodal, taking careful aim as he unleashes not one, but TWO beams of black and yellow energy... Hyper Beams! *CRITICAL HIT!*
Nodal is blasted so far that the second misses.
Nick Caligo (GM): AHH! A crack!
Nodal: "No! The booze!"
Nodal runs over to the Blastoise. "How could you!" He smacks the Blastoise 3 times in the head and then smashes it twice as hard as he can.
Nick Caligo (GM): One *whap* to the skull. The Blastoise pulls back its head after you smack it.
Nodal runs toward the Blastoise and smacks it in its face. He then spins around and smacks each of its legs 2 times.
Nick Caligo (GM): You score three smacks to the Blastoise . -_o Dang, lotsa' damage for a whiskey bottle smack. With the last final CONK, you shatter over his head and he falls over, swirly-eyed. "Ree!" A dodo runs in from the ship's cabin, attempts some bizarre armless celabratory breakdance, and falls over, cracking a hole in the ship's deck.
Nick Caligo (GM): You and the lizard get sucked in. Your forms are both restored.
Nodal: "Well... that was interesting."
Klumsy (via DEX): "Sorry, couldn't resist throwing that one in." ^^;
Nodal: "It's ok. But when you put so many evil creatures in a challenge why didn't you make some kind of safety?"
Klumsy: "Well, what fun would that be? The challenge is supposed to be HARD! Anyway they're only holograms... It's not like they have minds of their--- ... nevermind." ^^;
Nick Caligo (GM): The camera settles over a dark hill, barren of grass, a single skull nestled upon it, half-buried. In the far distance, Kuja's castle, a towering ziggurat of blackness, looms. Laughter echoes across the deadened plain... o/` Pandemonium, the Castle Frozen in Time o/`. The camera suddenly zooms up close to the castle and lifts high up to the very top. Kuja stands atop the tallest tower, laughing maniacally to the sky, dancing with giddy maliciousness before he jumps onto and hangs off the flagople at the top.
Kuja: "Haha! The time is near! The hour is nearly upon us! Soon, the fortress of glass will fall... and then the next act shall take the Questers to me! Then, in the final act--in the climax of this grand play of mine, we shall leave this world, and with their destruction, my power shall be complete at last!"
Nick Caligo (GM): He leaps over to the edge and looks on to the black fields of death just beyond the castle. "Rise, black vengeance!" He lifts his arms, and the clouds above swirl at the winds he picks up. "Rise from thy hollow cell and make my kingdom a living hell!" The sky goes red, and the world trembles.
Nick Caligo (GM): In Kanto, the seas stir and dark pokemon crawl out from their crevaces, a red glow in their eyes, purple energy seeping into their bodies from the earth. A pitch-black Tyranitar bursts forth from the mountains to the east and screams to the sky. In the Mushroom Kingdom, a giant black sword opens burning red eyes from its spiked hilt's face and glares down at Toad Town. In space, a potato-like comet settles in Nintendus's upper atmosphere, batlike red-and-black dragons winging their way down, some clad in gold armor and bearing black-and-red warriors on their backs.
Nick Caligo (GM): In Hyrule, redeads rise from the graves and moan to the sky, black knights pointing their swords onward, giving the silent order for them to go and fight. Kuja laughs maniacally atop his tower still more. "Yes, yes! That's it, my pets! Show them all who lords over them!"
Nick Caligo (GM): With one last bout of maniacal cackling, the white-clad Kuja lifts his arms to the sky one last time... a colossal black, plated dragon, crackling with electricity, sweeps overhead, casting its shadow over his tower, and flies towards the distant headquarters of the Questers, electricity crackling down and arcing around it from the clouds. -end-