Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 252: Goats and Car Crashes (Platinum Challenge Part IV)
Date: January 21st, 22nd, 26th and 27th 2006.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your platforms lower you slowly through the thick shadows. Something definetely feels wrong.
Spyke crouches low to the platform, getting an eerie feeling that something is amiss... He keeps his saber in his right hand, unactivated.
Nick Caligo (GM): The shadows give way before you as you land on the black marble floors of Dracula's castle again...
Aetos: "What... here again? We just left!"
Aetos looks around... "Metal? ugh..." he looks down "Oh... Hi Spyke!"
Nick Caligo (GM): White columns stretch up to the high ceiling of this room--which is actually quite expansive. On one end, which you're standing at, there's a large fireplace. On the other, between two white columns, you can see the biggest trophy you've ever witnessed in your entire life... three of them, actually.
Spyke: "Grrrr..." He takes a cautious stance, his saber held in front of him, off, his weight shifting to his back leg, ready to bolt if he needs to. His eyes slowly survey the area, looking around. He greets Aetos quickly, but quietly. "Hey, again..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The center trophy is a giant, sickly looking, green ram's head. Its head seems primed to ram you with its curled, black horns. To either side of it, a pair of giant, monstrous, clawed hands, of, curiously enough, the same color as the ram. Looking at it, it almost looks like some giant demon put in the stockades...
Spyke: "...Odd decour..."
Aetos shakes his head. "Indeed..."
Nick Caligo (GM): It's about the same distance away from you as it is from one end of Hyrule Temple to the other, so you've got a really good look at it from here.
???: "...Hyah hyah hyah hyah!!" The doors in and out of this room all slam shut simultaneously. The fireplace erupts in a blast of green flames.
Aetos growls. "I know that laugh..." he readies his spear.
Spyke: "... You do?" He blinks and looks at Aetos.
???: "You shall not leave this room. Stay, sit a spell, and rot here forever, Questers!" The hands to either side of that ram's head start to flex their fingers.
Spyke: "...We'd love to stay, but green fires are usually a bad sign."
Aetos: "No use in leaving, Spyke... first of all, the door is closed shut... second... it's just a hologram thing."
Nick Caligo (GM): Suddenly, the head's eyes... blink. A red glow emanates deep behind its vacant expression for a moment before it suddenly lets out a demonic scream. A sudden wind kicks up and starts to push you towards the fire. "I am Adremalech! Most powerful of Count Dracula's servants! Feel my wrath!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The wind from Adremalech's scream pushes you towards the fire.
Spyke tries to charge forward through the powerful, rushing winds..
Nick Caligo (GM): Both of you fail. Try as hard as you might, you're both lifted off your feet and sent into the fire. The wind only stops as both of you are thrust into the flames and take damage right off the bat. Adremalech's disembodied voice's chuckling echoes through the room.
Spyke takes an abnormally high amount of damage from that, his body quivering at the intense flames.
Aetos lifts himself out the fireplace and pats the green flame off of his body. He starts running up to the ram head and uppercuts it, wind trailing off his fist.
Nick Caligo (GM): As you approach Adremalech, its hands convulse before the palms vomit forth streams of skulls that bounce towards you bearing fangs.
Aetos: "What the heck are those!? Gah!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You're caught head-on. The skulls swarm over you and explode. Adremalech's low, echoing laugh becomes an uproar of maniacal cackling. You hit it right in the jaw, jolting the head a little and making it shake its head after a bit of a wallop. The windy energy that envelops it seems to burn its green fur ever so slightly, cinging it white.
Spyke growls and rushes out of the fire, yelling fiercly, as he sets into the head with series of saber slashes, cutting across vertically, diagnolly, and horizontally. "I. Don't. Like. Heat!"
Nick Caligo (GM): As you approach, you find one of the sets of skulls that it unleashed when Aetos charged coming at you. Hit.
Spyke growls and continues with his assualt, despite the heavy blasts of fire.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit, hit, CRITICAL hit!
Spyke: "...Aetos, how are you holding up?..." His shoulders are lax at the moment, breathing heavily.
Nick Caligo (GM): The head grows. Its left hand shudders and twists itself around so that it's facing up towards the ceiling. Blue fire collects in its hand before it convulses again and the fire scatters in a hail of flames.
Nick Caligo (GM): Both of you fail and take damage from the rain of fire. You're both disoriented as the dark power of the flames overcomes you and disorients you.
Aetos: "Ah... Where are you, you damned goat!?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech howls with laughter, which echoes not only throughout the room, but through your heads. You almost feel like you're falling and a thousand Adremalechs are laughing at you at once.
Spyke growls again, his vision suddenly seeing double and his steps becoming unbalanced. "Shut up!"
Aetos flails around "Back off!!! I'll tazor you!" he pulls out his purdy smash dex and pushes the scan button.
Smash Dex: *Ding!* "Adremalech.
Acc (ranged): +9.
Special Notes: Adremalech is a fearsome opponent; his indirect, magical attacks make him quite formidable. The chief status that he uses is confusion, though he's known to use a "Curse" status when he's particularly agitated.
Most of his attacks are fire or dark based. They include assaulting his opponents with exploding skulls, dark flames, a potent fire breath attack, and dark lightning. He has no physical attacks, and has a weakness to wind. Keeping in mind that Adremalech is unable to move might well give an advantage to a mobile Quester."
Spyke: "... I'm as good as dead... Unless..." He pulls out some blue liquid in a bottle. "This stuff is as good as they say it is..." He drinks down a Blue Potion to recover health and some SP... "Wow..." he tosses the bottle to the floor and faces the statue thing, waiting..
Aetos quirks his eye. "Litterbug."
Nick Caligo (GM): You put the potion to your forehead. Thankfully you forgot to uncork it, so there's no problems.
Spyke puts the bottle to his forehead. "Wow... This stuff is awesome..." He stands there, looking up at the bottle he has against his forehead, not doing anything else.
Nick Caligo (GM): You gain no health or SP. Adremalech takes your apparent helplessness to his advantage. The giant ram's head takes a deep breath while the fists clench.
Aetos: "The monkey likes hot tamales..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Success. You shake off your disorientation and everything comes into focus.
Aetos: "Hey... It's not a monkey, it's a ram!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You see the ram's head sucking in air.
Nick Caligo (GM): .. ? It looks like it's about to blow the candles out and make a wish, so I'd suggest you get moving.
Aetos closes his eyes and focuses onto his spear as his holds it out in front of him... it begins to glow white and soon starts moving on it's own... it zips over and stabs at the head from the left side first.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your spear thrusts into its neck's tough hide.
Aetos's spear flips around the other side and stabs it again.
Nick Caligo (GM): You don't manage to hit it, but you land on the other side safely.
Aetos is still standing in a trance, as the spear levitates back to him. he grabs it and his eyes open. "Almost... if I could just get him again."
Aetos tilts his head, examining Spyke. "You .. feeling ok? You look kinda dizzy."
Spyke stumbles around wildly, his saber drawn, trying to slash at Adre twice with a lazy back-and-forth motion. "Grrr... I'm fine, Aetos! Never felt better."
Nick Caligo (GM): You -actually hit him- in your confused state.
Spyke is biding his time after his clumsy assualt.
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech's head gives a low squeal of pain. Right before it finishes drawing in air and sweeps its head from left to right, its nostrils flaring with smoke as blue flames stream from its mouth.
Spyke flashes up with a sudden barrier of blue energy, trying to send the flames back at him.
Nick Caligo (GM): The portion of flames deflected back at Adremalech is too small to muscle through the storm of fire that's streaming from is mouth. You avoid all damage, though, which is pretty sweet, 'cause that probably would've killed you...
Spyke would have died, yes..
Nick Caligo (GM): The fire flows harmlessly around your shield. Aetos suffers burnination at the hands of Adremalech. Okay, not hands, but still.
Aetos stands there as flame rushes past him... crisping him up good.
Nick Caligo (GM): The flames die. The disembodied voice continues to chuckle.
Spyke: "You... alright... Aetos?"
Aetos .. slowly nods... then coughs up smoke. "Yesh..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Back behind the keyboard, Klumsy winces as he watches you take on Adremalech.
Klumsy: "Oh man... he's gonna -kill- them if this keeps up. Guys!" You hear him calling through the smash dex. "Try to stay in the air! He'll -kill- you if you try to do everything on the ground like that!"
Spyke: "...I'm not a bird!"
Aetos growls, shaking off the burning. He charges toward the Ram head again, while a scimitar starts forming in his hand from the air as he rushes through. He leaps up and above the ram head, then as he approaches the wall behind it, he braces his legs, he kicks off the wall and starts slashing the back of the ram head as he leaps closer to it.
Nick Caligo (GM): As you fly up over its head, your scimitar slashes through its scalp; you strike it again as you brace against the wall, and again as you kick off, continuing to scrape it as you hurtle through the air, until you land on its snout and bury your blade in it. The creature squeals and shakes itself, trying to hurl you off. damageas it casts you back up into the air.
Aetos gets thrown back up, and spreads his arms, attempting to glide for a while. "You might not be a bird... but... I am! Kinda..."
Spyke stumbles around again, trying to rush the head of the fire-spewing beast, his boots scraping as he makes his way 'forward' and then suddenly leaps upwards in a spiraling motion, his saber whipping above him, bathed in electricty.
Nick Caligo (GM): You stagger underneath Adremalech's chin and ALMOST go too far as you prepare to jump, but then you lose balance, stagger back, and, though clumsily, successfully jump and spin, slashing the side of his muzzle.
Spyke continues to rocket up, suddenly curling into a ball inside his own natural armor, his saber sticking out, the blade glowing in a sky blue as he wildly spins, trying to slash anything immediately around him three times with the wind-charged weapon.
Aetos cheers from above, as his glides playfully in circles. "Go beaver! Go beaver!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Spyke shoots through the air in a hurricane and wildly slashes Aetos once.
Aetos looks to him akwardly, "You're coming a bit too close with th-- Ahh!"
Editor's Note: Yeah! Slash Aetos! Slash him good! (...Let's just say I don't like Aetos very much.)
Spyke does so, dropping to the ground, breathing heavily...
Nick Caligo (GM): The ground, eh?
Aetos gives a sigh of relief as the wind fuses into Aetos' body..
Nick Caligo (GM): Okay, you find yourself standing on the ceiling briefly.
Aetos: "I didn't know you were a spider, too!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Just before you fall off and hit the ground. Adremalech's hands shudder. Each one hurls a flaming skull at Spyke, followed by another, and another.
Aetos keeps circling around, of course, gliding means he's probably lowering down some.
Nick Caligo (GM): Damage to Adremalech.
Spyke blinks, still dazed, and tries to bring up the energy barrier again.
Nick Caligo (GM): After a flaming skull explodes against your chest and makes you stagger back, you.. Activate your force field and deflect the rest of the skulls.
Spyke goes down with a painful groan, his arms falling limp at his sides...
Aetos: "Oh no! Spyke!.. Why are you a beaver if your name is Spyke? It just doesn't fit. What a weirdo. Oof!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Poor Spyke, he died as he lived... in a confused stupor..
Aetos raises his hands after positioning himself above the head, he aims his spear downward, and he freefalls, trying to impale the sucker.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ah well. Anyway... Your spear is thrust directly into the top of Adremalech's skull. Its head flails wildly again.
Aetos pulls his spear out quickly. "Bring it, cheese-head."
Nick Caligo (GM): It tosses you off onto the floor as Spyke returns on a revival platform.
Aetos: "Woaahhh!" *Thud.*
Aetos rolls a bit on the ground, then stands up. "This is pretty fun!..."
Spyke groans... "...I -hate-... heat..." He silently moves away from the fireplace, off to the side, brooding. Then he runs to the side of the fireplace, so he won't be standing directly in front of it if Adre tries to push him into it with stale wind.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech snarls. The room goes dark, and a bolt of dark lightning strikes at Aetos from seemingly out of thin air.
Spyke: "..." He thinks to himself... .oO( Why couldn't he use that on me... )
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: Hit...
Aetos screams in a rage, as the electricity courses through him.
Nick Caligo (GM): OOOOoooh, jesus... You can feel your senses dulling and your energy trailing away like dust into the wind.
Aetos collapses on the ground, then mutters something while picking himself up... He holds his hands together, then pulls them away as a ball of wind swirls between and gets larger as the hands pull apart. he thrusts his hands forward and the ball slings toward the goat head.
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech's head recoils, but he manages to shake off the pain. "Hmmhmmhmm... are you enjoying my curse, Quester?"
Aetos: "I... egh... my spirit... is withering... but it wont fall to a stupid goat like you!"
Spyke dashes at the goat head, slashing at it with a quick vertical, and then leaning in with a horizontal cut. "You need to stop talking!"
Nick Caligo (GM): As Spyke approaches, its hands vomit another stream of skulls-coming right in his direction.
Spyke tries to roll aside from the skulls.
Nick Caligo (GM): Tries, but fails. While you ALMOSt make it, they bounce right over you and explode, dealing damage to you.
Spyke growls and only attacks once, with the vertical slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): You manage to lift yourself back up and charge straight on to slash his muzzle again.
Spyke just got a brilliant thought. >.< Why didn't he do it earlier is beyond him..
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech retaliates against Spyke; his hands chuck another barrage of four flaming skulls at him. I mean, why not, as long as we're in a skull chucking mood, hmm?
Spyke tries to bring his barrier up anyway... Anything to save his hide...
Nick Caligo (GM): You get smacked by the first skull, which deals damage, but the barrier saves you from all the others.
Spyke growls, bringing up his barrier a bit late...
Nick Caligo (GM): Yes. You deflect two of the skulls right back at his face; they hit him.
Aetos runs up to Adremalech and jumps up to it, he forms a small dart of wind from the air and stabs it into the head.
Nick Caligo (GM): He shakes his head lightly.
Spyke leaps up into the air, tucking his saber between his tucked-in legs, blade down, and plunges it at the goat head, and tries to use it like a pogo stick to bounce on his head as long as he can manage.
Nick Caligo (GM): You bounce off his head three times, each time getting a humorous squeal from him.
Spyke drops down and then whirls around, spiraling back up with his saber extended, trying to slash him as he comes up with the electrified blade. He tries to land on top of the head, knowing the perils of staying on the ground very long.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your blade hits the weak spot in his skull where Aetos has been chipping away; as you dig your saber deep into it, the ram's head screams, bolts of lightning crackling all over it. The hands convulse uncomfortably.
Spyke is done... Still trying to remain on top of the head as long as he can.
Nick Caligo (GM): He throws you off with his maddened flailing, casting you high into the air.
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes a deep breath...
Aetos: "Just... stay there, Spyke!"
Aetos tryies to find something on the ceiling to hang on to.
Spyke sails through the air, flapping his arms madly. "You don't have to tell me twice!"
Nick Caligo (GM): There's a chandelier up there... But it's a bit high.
Aetos nods. he starts flapping his wings, he runs up to Adremalech, and jumps onto of him, then jumps up to the ceiling, getting as much as a boost as he can.
Nick Caligo (GM): Using Adremalech as a springboard helps a lot; you bound off, and... easily make it up on top of the chandelier with a simple flap of your wings. Spyke's still in the air.
Spyke twists himself in the air, finding the arm flapping to be less than helpful. He, too, looks for something to grab onto... How close is he to the chandelier?
Nick Caligo (GM): Close enough that a double jump might get you there. Success; you latch onto the edge of it successfully after pushing yourself through the air.
Aetos: "What? Hey! There's a weight limit buddy! ahh!" remains still as possible... trying to balance himself... "This might be bad." he looks down.
Nick Caligo (GM): Adremalech unleashes a blast of flame from its nostrils before glaring up at you. His turn's over; you were totally out of his reach.
Spyke snags the edge with his outstretched left hand, saber held in his right. "... I'd rather not be a barbeque, Aetos..."
Aetos: "Hmm..." Aetos looks to see if the chandelier is directly above the head.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's not above the head, but in the middle of the room.
Aetos shakes his head, than stays up there, wanting to conserve more time.
Spyke tugs fiercely with his left arm, the gears in his body straining slightly as he flings himself up and around through the air towards the beastial head, arms out, wrists turned down so his beam saber sticks out before him. He tries to get as much distance as he can with the leap, jumping again if necessary to cover the distance to put him above the head.
Nick Caligo (GM): You can easily get over its head without blowing any double jumps.
Spyke tucks his legs towards his chest, his head down against hhis chest, his saber pointed down between his legs, as he plummets down at the head, trying to impale the head.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your saber's jammed right into its skull; it squeals again and casts you off onto the floor.
Spyke rebounds off after a short pogo on top of the ram's head, landing on the floor only for a second, his boots making a light click-click before he rockets back up into the air with an electrified saber raised above his head, blade out towards the head.
Nick Caligo (GM): You're lifted back into the air and slash the side of his face.
Spyke again tries to cling on top of the head, jamming his saber down on top of it, hard.
Aetos cheers for Spyke some more. "We will we will rock you! Rock you!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You latch onto it on the way up and whirl yourself up over it, somersaulting through the air before you thrust your saber back into its head again.
Spyke watches as his blade sparks when he strikes the head. Spyke then rests now.
Nick Caligo (GM): He shakes his head and throws you off again. He screams loudly, summoning a bolt of lightning from the air again, this time to strike Spyke...
Aetos blinks for a moment, then laughs.
Spyke has Electric affinity +100%.
Aetos punches the air, the chandelier swinging slightly as he moves. "Heeya!"
Nick Caligo (GM): You take no damage as the lightning crackles around you, never hitting you directly.
Spyke grins. "... Loosing your touch, are you?"
Aetos gives out a sigh. "Is that curse lifted finally? I have been feeling a tad more rejuvinated..." He grins and curls each of his hands into a ball, then he thrusts them forward at the ram head. A small sphere of light flies out of each hand and wind collects around them. they hurl through the air, swirling violantly in loops and whatnot, until they slam onto the head and eplode in two flashes of blinding light.
Nick Caligo (GM): He can't exactly evade them. The spheres of wind explode; his fur goes from green to white as the wind burns it. Adremalech screams powerfully enough to make the entire room tremble.
Aetos whipes his brow... "That almost threw me off the lights..."
Spyke leaps again at the ram's head, having a bit more fun hacking away this time, letting out a series of aerial slashes in in a pentagram pattern.
Nick Caligo (GM): In a bit of irony, Spyke hits him all five times and traces a pentagram around the demon. You'd THINK he'd enjoy Spyke's choice of aesthetics, but he actually seems rather pissed.
Spyke turns to face him, grinning. "Awwww... Didn't like that?"
Nick Caligo (GM): You hang in the air just long enough for your eyes to meet with those of an angry-looking, disembodied ram's head. As you land, its hands draw in blue fire again...
Aetos: "He looks mad, now... Spyke... what did dex say about when he gets angry?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The curse, Aetos. He used it on you already.
Aetos: "Oh well, must not be very important...?"
Spyke: "... Fire..." he shudders.
Nick Caligo (GM): Both his hands tremble before his fingers are thrown open by an explosion of fire that seems to engulf the entire room... well, everything beneath the chandelier, anyhow.
Spyke covers himself with his blue barrier again, arms extended around him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos: the room goes dark and dark lightning blitzes away at the chain holding the chandolier to the ceiling. You BARELY put your barrier up in time... to get burninated.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* To add insult to injury, the chandolier falls on top of Spyke, dealing damage to him. Thankfully it's not FIRE damage.
Aetos: "Stay back, lightning!..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos lands safely next to the wrecked chandelier.
Spyke thuds to the floor painfully, taking a moment to groan before standing.
Nick Caligo (GM): Just in time to watch Adremalech draw in a deeeep breath.
Aetos looks under the chandolier. "Oh no I killed the beaver! Oh, er, no I didn't! yay!"
Spyke: "...I'm not a beaver!" He growls, dusting himself off..
Aetos shakes his head, doubting there is another thing to hold onto, he'll have to just try to keep in the air for the round. Aetos runs to the goathead and jumps on it again, he leans over the front and tries to impale it through it's mouth. "Inhale this, stupid!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *STABBED* Your spear rams through its snout, but it keeps drawing in breath.
Aetos: "Damn!"... he draws his spear out, not wanting it to be burned... and he tries to stick onto the head.
Spyke dashes under, and rockets upward with an electric blade of energy, and then tries to latch onto its head by jabbing his saber down onto it.
Nick Caligo (GM): damagefrom Aetos's stab.
Spyke tries to cling onto the head, not liking the fiery breath at all.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your blade uppercuts it with blazing electric death damage before you pogo-stab it a good. 1243/1450. As you both cling to Adremalech's snout, you exchange looks with one another. If you two have some brilliant, way-too-awesome combo attack to pull off, now's the time...
Spyke: "Aetos... I want you to know... If we don't make it out of this... I want you to know..."
Aetos: "What is it, beaver?"
Nick Caligo (GM): I'll give you a few moments to discuss it before Adremalech takes his turn.
Spyke: "I'm not a damn beaver!" >.<
Nick Caligo (GM): If you can come up with one before then, I'll let you do it.
Aetos: "Uh huh. Say, I have an idea..."
Spyke lets go with his right hand, his saber roaring to life as he thrusts it into the ram's eye and then the other. "And I hate you, you stupid head thing!"
Aetos: "I said I had an idea!! "
Nick Caligo (GM): Your saber jams right into its eye before your turn really does end. Spyke looks up at Aetos. "What was that?"
Aetos mutters "Damned porcupine." soft enough so Spyke at least wouldnt hear it..
Aetos growls and raises his hand, that scimitar of wind accumulates in it, he brings it down to the goat head. "Ready, Spyke!" he slices the top of the head like one of those elementary school kid starts... he slices / way and way and | and -.. it should create a hold in his head in the cross-point.
Spyke: *leaps into the hole Aetos made, his saber bursting alive with electrictiy as he soars into the opening, and then follow up, if he hits, insdie of him, with a massive hurricane of slashes, the air ripping everything around him.*
Nick Caligo (GM): @_@;
Nick Caligo (GM): *SPLORTCH* Spyke dives into the opening. Adremalech stops drawing in air, freezing for a moment and shuddering. His hands convulse wildly. You hear the demonic voice's scream echoing through the room as the head and hands all turn to stone before your very eyes. The head explodes as the last echoes of the voice fade away. Spyke drops to the floor in the classic "I just killed yo' ass" post-slash samurai pose. Crouched, blade raised behind him.
Aetos flips down after the explosion and lands gently, tossing his wind saber to the side, it dissipating into the air.
Aetos: "Excellent job, Spyke! We did great there."
Nick Caligo (GM): o/` Zero's victory music from Megaman X4 o/`
Spyke: "..." He breathes heavily, his body aching... "...I'm not feeling too well... I don't hold up well to fire as you saw..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Cracks trace their way through the walls, ceiling, and floor of Dracula's castle, originating from the fireplace at the far end of the room and creeping outward. Red light burns through the cracks before your platforms lift you up... The fireplace explodes in a blast of red light, the entire castle seeming to shatter with it; you're whisked through the warp of darkness again.
Nick Caligo (GM): +3780 EXP. I think that was a pretty hard boss.
Spyke: "...Ughn..." He kneels, saber off, clutched loosely in his hand.
Nick Caligo (GM): I'll give you guys a chance to use recovery items.
Spyke downs the Blue Potion finally. @_@
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi finds himself all by his lonesome in the midst of the platinum warp.
Nick Caligo (GM): In a few moments, the warp fades, giving way to what is unmistakably outer space. His platform continues to bring him downwards for a few minutes...
Digifanatic looks at around the scene one again, very confused once he is partnerless. "What is going on here?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Klumsy looks baffled at what he sees.
Klumsy: "...Oh jeez! THIS fight!? I hope Digi's up to doing this one again... the history search function detected Digi and pulled him into this fight the minute it came out of the queue... He's gotta do this one... alone..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Digifanatic's platform expands and flashes brightly, transforming into the platform of Final Destination.
Digifanatic: "Oh you must be kidding me! I know what thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis is..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Master and Crazy Hand cackle as they appear on the scene.
Digifanatic: "Yup. Alright..."
Lakitu: "3... 2...1... GO!"
Digifanatic looks at the hands, looks at the arena. "Yup... they're wanting revenge." He starts up by running towards Crazy Hand and giving him a Fire Punch straight to the palm.
Nick Caligo (GM): You give the high five of a lifetime to Crazy Hand.
Digifanatic is shocked at how well the hand absorbed that hit. "Yup, he's still Crazy alright." He lands back on the Destination, leaps once more into the air, and tries to give the Master a Forward Slam.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* You hit him right in the knucklebone.
Digifanatic lands back, ready for whatever's coming...
Nick Caligo (GM): Knockback won't matter against Master and Crazy Hand. Master Hand starts by lifting himself back, angling himself sharply, and thrusting his fingers at you twice.
Digifanatic is just plain SMASHED twice.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM-WHAM!* You're poked twice. Crazy Hand just cracks his fingers wildly.
Digifanatic gathers himself back up after taking both of the painful blows. He knows he'll have to rely on power regardless of circumstances. His blows suddenly glows a pale white, rushing forward and hopefully crashing into Crazy hand (Celestial Fury)
Nick Caligo (GM): You crash into Crazy Hand brimming with white energy. You land back on the platform after giving Crazy a bit of a wallop. He decides it'd be a good time to reap vengeance and mimics his brother's attack; except the tips of his fingers give off a pale, purplish aura as he prepares to attack. *POKE-POKE!*
Digifanatic is once again hit both times.
Nick Caligo (GM): A pair of successful saves ensures no bad status. Master Hand draws himself back away from the platform and forms a right angle with his thumb and his forefinger, the rest of his fingers curling into a fist; he's doing his best impersonation of a magnum! He takes aim this turn...
Digifanatic takes both hits but is still fine (for the most part). Digifanatic then gets back up and knows that Master isn't really part of the equation this turn. He runs up to Crazy Hand once again, goes into his malletspace, and pulls out a Microwave, trying to smash him with it.
Nick Caligo (GM): You body slam him with a microwave, which cracks over his fingers. He recoils and shakes off the pain.
Digifanatic lands and steps back a few. He attempts to rear back another Fire Punch at Crazy Hand, realizing full well those bullets may unleash if he tries to attack Master Hand.
Nick Caligo (GM): You score a direct hit on Crazy hand with a flaming fist of fury.
Digifanatic: "I am still amazed at such power... but now's not the time to ramble..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand shudders for a few seconds as he picks up a yellow, then orange glow, and then fires two bullets at you from behind as you face Crazy. *CRITICAL HIT.*
Digifanatic is only hit by the critical. *BAM!* "Wow!"
Nick Caligo (GM): It slams you in the back and sends you flying in an arc over Crazy Hand.
Nick Caligo (GM): You don't quite make it back to the platform; you flip through the air, but you're not gonna get enough distance to cover the gap between you and the edge without another boost. *tap.* Your feet lightly touch the ground in the center of the arena, between the two hands. Crazy wasted his time flailing around madly while you were jumping back on.
Digifanatic does so. He looks at Crazy Hand again (doing this because he'd rather take one out asap)...he starts running and fills up with some electricity as he performs a Running Charge on the hand of doom. Digifanatic, however, isn't so lucky this time...
Nick Caligo (GM): He lifts himself out of your way. You skid to a halt well before you would've run off the platform. Master Hand's wrist explodes in a burst of fire as he rockets off into the distance.
Digifanatic tries to time up the attack just right... if it involved a closer range...
Nick Caligo (GM): Crazy Hand shudders for a moment before he begins sprinkling bombs over the platform. Bombs rain down on you from above; four powerful explosions rock your world. You take damage... four times.
Digifanatic is really reeling now... some of his confidence gone...
Nick Caligo (GM): Crazy Hand moves back to his place of origin; meanwhile, Master Hand can be seen seemingly miles away, zooming in for his attack.
Digifanatic tries something crazy, but he hopes it works. He pulls out one of the remaining X Accuracies from knows when, uses it, and then tries firing off a barrage of high-powered energy beams at Crazy Hand (HBM)
Nick Caligo (GM): Digi overflows with energy before a barrage of black and yellow energy beams arc from his body; four of them strike Crazy Hand head-on.
Digifanatic finishes the attack in quite possibly the most vulnerable state of being he has been in a while...
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand WHOOSHES in from the side and tries to knock you clean into the air.
Digifanatic is certainly whooshed... .oO(Man, they must have some real good memory here...)
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!!* You feel like a rocket just smashed into your legs. He crashes into you full-force and sends you flying up into the air. Digi: What does the word *ding!* mean to you? And that's precisely what you're feeling right now as you blast off into the distance like a shooting star. *ding!*
Digifanatic is somehow struck in the most bittersweet run of luck; almost every attack hitting on both sides of this party... these thoughts coming to his mind way too late as he floats away, losing his first life...
Nick Caligo (GM): A revival platform lowers you back onto the scene.
Digifanatic gets down off the platform. "Come on. You know you want it."
Nick Caligo (GM): Master hand convulses for a moment before he lifts himself up a bit; shining, thin blue laser beams lance out from his fingers and hiss as the scorch the platform.
Digifanatic tries to set himself up, taking out his D-3 and hopefully making a successful use of Digital Barrier.
Nick Caligo (GM): He approaches you with them slowly, lifting each finger up one after another to laze you with each one. Not a single laser pierces your barrier; you're safe and sound behind it, though it can't deflect the laser beams. Crazy Hand cracks his fingers some more.
Digifanatic breaks out of the barrier. He looks once more at Crazy Hand, not concerned about health. He gets ready to launch another Fire Punch.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* You deal more damage to him. Slowly but surely, you're whittling him down.
Digifanatic thinks that Crazy Hand is getting close, after all, those Fire Punches are doing nearly 10% each time... Digifanatic then continues his angry assault on Crazy Hand, knowing that he can do something. After all, he's done it before. Digifanatic then launches up, filled with pure light once more, and hopes another Celestial Fury can finish the trick.
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* You bash up through him. He recoils and shakes off the pain again. He's still alive, though. Crazy Hand starts to spin wildly, linearizing himself and boiling over with fire at the wrist as he launches himself like a rocket up into the sky. Master Hand pulls himself back and launches a tremendous punch at the platform. *WHAM!* He wallops you good.
Digifanatic is still getting smashed around. Besides, everyone loves a fight where everyone's hitting...
Nick Caligo (GM): Isn't it ironic that Master and Crazy hand are the two most boring things I could possibly GM unless there's something else around?
Digifanatic starts his turn looking at Master Hand, knowing he's the only target... he tries to shoot out some HBs to him as the target this time.
Nick Caligo (GM): *BWEEMBWEEMBWEEM!* Your barrage of hyper beams makes an ironic bit of revenge as you... hit him with four hyper beams.
Digifanatic: "And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks..." *hums Rocky theme.*
Nick Caligo (GM): That's about when Crazy Hand returns with a vengeance, rocketing down from above and drilling into the platform. I just hope that for your sake, you're not caught in it! You backflip out of the way as he predictably drills the center of the platform and goes back to rest at his side of the arena. Master Hand's not doing anything.
Digifanatic wants to finish off Crazy Hand. It looks like he doesn't want to back anything off. He attempts to rear out one more of those Gamma Fire Punches, at a charge.
Nick Caligo (GM): You draw fire into your fist as you pull back for a punch, then WHAM him right in the knuckles again. He's definetely not finished off.
Digifanatic: .oO(It may be redundant, but at least I'm mixing it off just a bit.)
Nick Caligo (GM): The digital flames clear to reveal a still clicking and still kicking Crazy Hand.
Digifanatic looks at Crazy Hand. "That can't be..." he mutters to himself. .oO(Just take this one turn at a time...)
Nick Caligo (GM): The two hands both pull themselves well away from the platform before giving you a swell round of... applause.
Digifanatic is definitely caught up in this...
Nick Caligo (GM): You're caught between them for two claps before they let up. You receive a brutal bludgeoning at the hands of two oversized opera gloves.
Digifanatic is truly shaken up by the attack. He seems to almost be in desperation, but this kid won't give it in... not after he's beaten them before. Digifanatic then tries his old malletspace trick on that ruthless Crazy Hand. He runs up and tries to once again smash him with the Microwave.. .oO(It's about time I had one of these real crazy mindblower moves...)
Nick Caligo (GM): *WHAM!* Microwave smackage. As you smash the microwave over Crazy Hand's... uh... umm...... hand...
Nick Caligo (GM): ... It shakes wildly in a fit of desparation, its body wrought with explosions before it disappears in a burst of sparkles.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhhhh man... it was worth it."
Digifanatic keeps going. He decides to use his other X Acc.
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand draws back out of the way, doing his impersonation of a handgun again.
Digifanatic continues the standard cycle of what he's been doing the past few attempts... he runs up just a bit to the remaining hand and unleashes out one more barrage of the Hyper Beams, knowing full well he can get a good number in.
Nick Caligo (GM): Uhh... that was... @_@; what we'd call a record. A whooping 6 hyper beams crash into Master Hand!
Digifanatic: *After the last beam fades, he lets out a "Yes!" of half-glory, half-relief. Even if he somehow loses this, it'll certainly be one insane match.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand is charred as the beams explode up against him, all seeming to converge on him perfectly. He shudders and unleashes two blistering projectiles of hot lead at you.
Digifanatic is hit.
Nick Caligo (GM): You hop one only to get cracked across the jaw by the other.
Digifanatic takes the blow without much concern, and he's humming that Rocky music again... Digifanatic then hopes that this should end soon enough. He loves the challenge and had no problem at all facing the hands all over again. He gets another good look at the remaining hand, and hopes that the next hit will help his cause further. He rockets forward, brimming with more flames and goes for one more Fire Punch.
Editor's Note: Crimany. Stop the Rocky music humming! And stop the purple prose! This isn't some sort of poetry duel, guys!
Nick Caligo (GM): You crash fist-first into Master Hand's ... um... hand. An explosion of fire deals damage to him. Master Hand ...!! .. Doesn't do anything.
Digifanatic: "What is he doing?!" *gawks oddly at Master Hand, wondering why the heck he'd so such an odd thing like that.* "Reminds me of Charles..." *takes his turn anyways... he once again attempts to pull off a crazy smash from that evil microwave from malletspace...*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Microwave'd* again. Master Hand lifts himself up into the air and does what appears to be a body slam, slapping the platform. *WHAM!!* You get squished.
Digifanatic takes a quick glance around, and has another idea in hand. He pulls out an old phone, appartently something not very common anymore (Shell Phone).
Nick Caligo (GM): *Brrring!* "Hello! Shell service!"
Digifanatic: "Yes, I'd like 5 cans of Healing Spray and 3 Energy Drinks."
Nick Caligo (GM): *bing.* Your money disappears along with the phone, and in its place you got your items.
Digifanatic puts his items into his repetoire, 8000 coins certainly worth spending. He uses one of the Sprays to finish his turn.
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand rears up and unleashes his five finger discount lasers of d00m +1, trying to fry what's left of you. .. One measly hit as he rotates the lasers into position.
Digifanatic starts up his next turn with another Fire Punch, knowing full well this fight isn't going to end pretty.
Nick Caligo (GM): *BOOM!* Yet another fire punch.
Digifanatic: "You know I'm not gonna go without a fight, dude..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Master Hand does nothing again, simply waiting as if he figures Crazy Hand's going to attack. Well, that's what happens when your existence is limited to being a HAND without any freaking EYES.
Digifanatic: "Wow... I really must have jumbled this guy's brains... oh, yeah." *gladly accepts going again without being ambushed. He is truly set forth by the passion of doing what he loves. "I'm gonna make sure you're done with!" he yells as he segues into the air, launching a hard Forward Slam into the hand's index finger.*
Nick Caligo (GM): You must've jammed its finger or something. It recoils back wildly, engulfed in explosions before it, like Crazy Hand, explodes in a burst of sparkles which rain on the platform.
Digifanatic: "Ah... the joy of deja vu..." *falls to the floor, staring out into space, full of relief it's over, maybe without quite as much of a dramatic ending, but still worthy in the end.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *fade out on Digi.* +1260 EXP. The dark portal surges with energy, turning from red and black to purple and black. A wad of darkness engulfs Spyke... as Aetos passes by it, Metal appears next to him.
Metal Man: "Woah. Hello again." *Spins around like a skydiver.*
Aetos: "Hi. "So..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The real world suddenly seems to vomit itself through the portal. Metal finds himself skidding on his face on a dirt path while Aetos lands next to him.
Aetos: "Oof..." slowly stands up... "That was kinda a rough landing, eh?"
Metal Man: "Ow... my face... good thing I wear armor." *He rubs the dust off of it and stands up, brushing the dust off.*
Nick Caligo (GM): As he gets up, Metal would find it wasn't a dirt path, just a really dusty orange brick road... this is a pleasant, grassy place, with a few oddly shaped trees and red, spotted mushrooms here and there.
Metal Man: "Huh... oddly pleasant for some place a dark portal lead to..." *He suddenly tenses up.* "Something HORRIBLE must be coming up."
Nick Caligo (GM): Off to the left, there's the ruins of a purple dome with a chimney sticking out of it. The path ends here at these ruins... in the midst of which stands Ganondorf. Lightning dances in the sky, which is dark with clouds.
Aetos: "Why do you have to be so pessimistic, Metal?..."
Ganondorf: "Hmmhmmhmmhmm..." As he turns around, you'd notice at his feet a small sign. It says, "Mario Residence."
Metal Man: "Because Ganondorf is never nice."
Aetos: "Makes sense..."
Nick Caligo (GM): His cape flaps in the wind as he crushes the sign with his boot. "I'm so glad you could join me."
Aetos: "I'll bet you are..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He starts walking towards you slowly. "Dome city!" He gestures towards you. Or, more likely, behind you.
Metal Man: "It is a pity that you were rendered obsolete. You're so much more... charming." *He glances over his shoulder, keeping one eye peeled on Ganondorf.* "I can't trust you, even you know that."
Nick Caligo (GM): He walks past you, staring at it himself. You can see the city not a little ways off. Dome-like houses and buildings make up the skyline. "As we speak, a traffic jam is keeping the Mario Brothers busy. A pity they weren't here to be torn limb from limb when I demolished their house."
Metal Man: "You never could beat them in a fair fight. This... is why you are so bitter." *He nods sagely to himself, wondering what Aetos is doing.*
Aetos is just watching.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf turns to you. "Oh, but I'm not bitter over that. I'm not even bitter over that stupid kid! I've got NEW nemeses to turn my anger on."
Aetos: "Like who?..."
Ganondorf: "I don't know what it is about you Questers... but something about being beaten by you again and again... bothers me."
Metal Man: "It is us, of course, Aetos. Who else? Almost all of these battles... it's as if Wolfman was determined to destroy Ganondorf and Bowser from the start."
Aetos shrugs. "I'm a tad out of the loop, if you havn't noticed..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He looks at his hand idly... there is the triforce symbol glowing on the back of his hand, the topmost triangle particularly bright. "It makes me..." He shudders and clenches a fist. "ANGRY." Suddenly a geyser of bright, blue energy erupts all around you. It's practically blinding.
Aetos covers his eyes with his arm, "Agh?! He's not,.. doing what I think he's doing, is he?!"
Metal Man: "Stand back, Aetos; the Triforce of Power is nothing to trifle with, even one in a simulation..."
Metal Man shields his eyes (though his blue visor is perfect for blocking out blue light) and stands back a little himself.
Nick Caligo (GM): When the light clears from your eyes, you find yourself standing in the streets of Dome City, the traffic having built up immensely; cars are lined up practically bumper to bumper, not moving. You stand on the sidewalk. Ganondorf lands on top of one of the cars, putting a huge dent into its hood. A Toad looks out the window, up at him. "HEY! What're you doing, you big-nosed fr--" Ganondorf suddenly snatches him by the mushroom hat and lifts him up, glaring at him from eye-to-eye.
Ganondorf: "...Say that again?"
Toad: "Uh... uh... uh... I WANT MY MOMMY!!"
Ganondorf: "I thought so..."
Aetos: "Horrible..." .oO(He must have many ranks in intimidation)
Metal Man: "Please hurl that bystander out of the way. We can destroy these cars in a far more efficient fashion." *His visor shines dramatically.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He tosses the Toad aside. He bounces off one of the cars and lands on the sidewalk before fleeing in terror. Ganondorf turns his attention back to you. "Oh, I quite agree, Metal. This place shall be the perfect battleground..." He leaps up, twisting through the air before he floats in it, chest puffed out, fists clenched. "...As well as the perfect burial ground for you, Questers!" He brings the hand with the triforce of power up in front of his face. It flashes, before Ganondorf starts crackling with blue lightning, curling himself into the fetal position. "KnnnnnNYEAAH!!"
Aetos: "Ohhhhh zelda."
Metal Man prepares for combat, preparing himself for the worst.
Aetos watches, all bug-eyed.
Nick Caligo (GM): In an explosion of energy, he uncurls himself slowly, growing into a massive, lumbering hulk with inky black skin. His eyes, now receded into sockets even darker than his flesh, glow with the same blue energy. Ram's horns curl from the back of his head.
Aetos: "We just got DONE fighting a goat..." says timidly as he backs up.
Nick Caligo (GM): A cloth decorated much like his cape hangs between his legs, held by a belt at his hips. His hands, now clawed, clasp a pair of dull, bone-yellow swords. They're huge, and sharp.
Metal Man: "Eh. A fight's a fight, and I ran out of puns a long time ago."
Nick Caligo (GM): His hooved feet land heavily on top of the car, crushing it while his nose--seeming to be somewhere in the realm between a pig's snout and a dragon's muzzle--twitches, seemingly sniffing the air. He screems shrilly, flailing his swords wildly. -Ganon-
Metal Man looks combat-ready. "Time for some vengeance."
Nick Caligo (GM): He growls lowly as he stares down at you with his eyes, which gleam like headlights. Lightning flashes sharply across the sky.
Metal Man: "And now, to make you do something my dog will never do! Eat my shoes, scarface!" *Metal leaps on the roof of a car and summons four random-colored shoes, which would fly at Ganondorf and explode.*
Aetos tilts his head, "You have a dog...?"
Metal Man: "No, but without that my splendiferous allegory would be irreversibly devastated." *One hit.*
Nick Caligo (GM): A single shoe explodes against his muzzle before he suddenly springs off the car, backflipping and landing on another one about a block down... well out of the rest of the shoes' reach.
Metal Man surveys the destruction--his other shoes just sprayed flaming death on the cars because they missed.
Nick Caligo (GM): The shoes explode in a burst of flame which rains over the cars. Toads are already leaping out of their vehicles and running for cover.
Metal Man: "Well, he's a bit too springy to explode. I better chop him into firewood next time."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon shrieks and slams one of the cars with the flat of his blade from underneath, sending it arcing up through the air and flying in Metal's direction.
Metal Man leaps behind another car, hitting the pavement and evading the car as it soars over his head.
Nick Caligo (GM): One car lands on top of another and both explode violently.
Metal Man tries to roll under the car he was hiding behind and onto the other side, using that car as a shield.
Aetos rolls all the way to Mario's ruined home and uses some rock to cover himself... he moves quickly... yeah.
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal does so successfully. The explosion burns away the side of the car. You're cinged, but not by much. Mario's ruined home is nowhere in sight, but you manage to dodge the explosion. You leap high into the air and backflip, being but singed, like Metal. Maybe caught by a bit of shrapnel. Ganon screams into the air triumphantly... you almost get the sense that this is like being at a playground for him.
Aetos lands on the ground and runs behind one of the cars packed around the battleground. he pulls his shiny dex out from under his cape and scans Ganon.
Smash Dex: *Ding!* "Ganon
Acc (ranged): +4.
Notes: Ganondorf has the power to use the triforce of power to bring out a mirror image of his inner self. This form is that of a huge, immensely powerful demon. It's known that in this form he bears a weakness to light-based attacks, but recently Ganondorf has found ways to reduce this weakness. His attacks mainly apply brute strength, but he has been known to use magical attacks as well--though generally in the form of crude energy blasts. It should be well advised that anybody not using the Master Sword to fight him should stay on the move at all times; he can move surprisingly quickly when he needs to."
Metal Man: "Lessee..."
Metal Man scratches his chin one minute; runs up and maliciously slashes at Ganondorf twice with his axe aflame the next. Madness, I tell you.
Nick Caligo (GM): You get in a single slash on him before he parries your blade with a cross-block from both his swords. After forcing you away he takes a single step towards you and makes three wild slashes with his blades, knocking over cars and taking huge gashes out of the side of the building to your right. It's clear that in this form, he's chaos incarnate. He almost seems more interested in collateral damage the way he's attacking, though. Lessee... one hit.
Metal Man cartwheels from the first attack, and is then knocked the heck away by the second one, making the third one unable to hit him.
Nick Caligo (GM): You take damage, but manage to land on your feet about a block down from him. He starts lumbering towards you, wiping drool from his mouth and growling deeply.
Aetos peers over the top of the car hes hiding behind. He decides to curls his hands into balls and launch 3 small spheres of light energy at Ganon, while they collect wind around them, aimed for his face.
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes one, two to his body before he shrieks and cuts the third right out of the air, and continues striding towards Metal. You can see gold sparks exploding all over his body after the hits.
Metal Man drinks a cola and hurls it at the approaching Ganon, hoping to cause another explosion in his face.
Nick Caligo (GM): The can bounces off his snout before it explodes and showers it with shrapnel.
Metal Man then decides to launch a shoe and then a really fast punch at his snout. One really badly aimed punch.
Nick Caligo (GM): He shuts his eyes and shakes his head a little before his eyes open again, practically shining spotlights on you. Your shoe explodes in his face. He staggers back a little, and your punch is just ill-aimed.
Nick Caligo (GM): He growls, narrowing his eyes before he twirls his blades, towering over you almost like a giant. He's gotta be at least twice your size, if not four times. He raises his blades over his head before thrusting them into the ground--or into your head, depending on how you look at it.
Metal Man shields himself with an arm, which subsequently gets slashed up. Unlike Aribar, though, the armor prevents it from being sliced off.
Nick Caligo (GM): You get slashed good and fall over as Ganon uses the ensuing leverage to launch himself over your head. He tucks himself into a cannon ball of sorts, drawing his legs and tail close to his body as he sails through the air and then uncurling as he lands just behind and off to the side of Aetos, crumpling another car beneath his weight. He turns to Aetos slowly, glaring at him... from this close, Aetos can almost see the tiny, beady eyes behind the headlight-like glow. He takes a single slash at the Quester.
Nick Caligo (GM): He replies with a loud hiss and a cut to your chest. You're sent flying back...
Aetos screams as he's sent flying back with extreme speed.
Nick Caligo (GM): You're far too close to a building to avoid it; your back slams into the wall.
Aetos coughs and groans as he stands up. "That was .. painful..." He grips his spear and lets his spirit pass through his arms and into the weapon... it glows with a white light and zips all the way over to Ganon, it stabs him from the left.
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes another slash, seemingly at random, but his blade deflects your spear.
Aetos's spear zips right back to Aetos and lays itself back in his hands... he quickly wakes from his trance and gets into a defensive stance.
Metal Man: "If you thought you were dumb before... try listening to my explanation on the Solar System!"
Nick Caligo (GM): His luck's just getting worse and worse! He growls, seemingly unaffected, but your monologue definetely gets him.
Metal Man (GM): Aaand he acquires himself a nasty status effect: Bored to death.
Metal Man then finishes that off by shooting shoes at his face.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon, seeming to have ignored your wonderful lecture, springs off the pavement and across the street before your first shoe can hit him; you're able to correct your aim to hit him with the second as he flies through the air.
Metal Man: "And that is why Pluto is made out of chocolate bowling balls."
Nick Caligo (GM): He spins one of his blades in his grip, reversing it to a dagger position as he whirls around and slams it into the side of a building about 5 stories up. He pulls on it and launches himself up about another 5 stories before he does it again, clinging to the side of the building by a dagger's edge.
Nick Caligo (GM): He glares down at the both of you from over 100 feet above, opening his mouth and sucking in air... but that ain't all. You can see balls of lightning forming and drawing themselves into his mouth from all directions, beginning to form a black hole.
Aetos watches Ganon leap to the top of the building. "He's strong..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Or, at least, what looks like one...
Metal Man: "Uh-oh. A black hole. Aetos, stop him!"
Aetos sighs "Stupid lightning blackness... third fight in a row." he clasps his hands together and then slowly pulls them apart as a ball of wind starts growing in it, collecting air, it grows and grows the more he pulls his hands apart... it gets to a rather large size, and he thrusts his arm's toward Ganon up above. The ball of wind flies up toward Ganon at a high speed.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your aim is great, but 100 feet is a -fantastic- distance to try and cover. Even with a clear shot, your line of fire deviates; your ball of wind impacts just beneath him, taking out a few dozen windows in an explosive blast.
Aetos snaps his fingers.
Metal Man: "Hmmm..."
Metal Man gets on his Star Board, and uses his turn to hide behind a skyscraper, hopefully out of range of the attack.
Aetos stands surrounded by a dozen cars, jaw dropped in awe. I wish that thing hit."
Metal Man: *Defending/moving.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal ducks around the corner and behind the building just in time; Ganon finishes charging. He holds the ball of darkness in his mouth for a few moments before, in a blinding flash, dozens of balls of lightning streak down towards the ground. It's as though lightning were literally raining down on you; the balls hit cars, blowing them to smithereens, and dig out deep craters in the street and on the sidewalks. Power lines explode as they merely pass by. Aetos manages to avoid most of the damage by jumping, ducking, and sidestepping balls of lightning, but they seem to be everywhere at once; you're never directly hit, but they explode in showers of sparks and flurries of lightning bolts that sizzle you anyway. Metal can hear the carnage all the way from the other side of the building; a window blows out a few feet away from him as a ball of lightning streaks through it.
Metal Man: "Gah! Good thing I flew out of the way..."
Aetos keeps running around evading the atacks directly, but the energy sparking around still eats away at his body, he falls to the ground [not dead] once the attacks are done.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon finishes the turn by climbing up onto the top of the building and letting out another triumphant, shrill roar.
Aetos props himself up, "How can you jump so high?.. grr..." he walks over to the building... and leaps [to the best of his ability] upward, and ties to hang onto a window-sill at the peak of his jump.
Nick Caligo (GM): You leap a good 29 feet up with one bound. And then another 16; you're 45 feet up when you catch onto a windowsill. Ganon glares down at you from above, his eyes shining on you like searchlights.
Metal Man: "Hah."
Metal Man flies on up to the top of the building, hovering outta range of close-range attacks, but not ranged ones.
Nick Caligo (GM): You zoom around to the side of the building and hover just away from the edge. Ganon's attention seems focused on Aetos. He takes a slash at the ledge, letting the rubble fall towards Aetos.
Aetos looks up, then down... "Oh Zelda. Maybe I beter not try chasing him up to high places..." he pushes himself off the wall. He talked too much... he acted too late..
Nick Caligo (GM): A huge chunk of the side of the building slams into you and sends you careening towards the ground and an alarming rate. No tumble check can save you with all this junk falling on top of you. Damage from the chunk of the building hitting you; Damage from the fall; another bit from having all that rubble pile up on top of you when you hit the sidewalk. Judging from the screams, which stop along with a nasty crashing noise as the debris hit the ground, he just did something really really bad to Aetos.
Metal Man silently pulls out his axe, points it in front of himself, backs up a little, and then flies at Ganondorf's back like a rocket, making as little noise as possible, and using all his energy in an attempt to ram Ganon off the tower.
Nick Caligo (GM): Oooh... *shudder.* That's not gonna end well...
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM.*
Metal Man may also inadvertently cause whatever does fall off the tower to land on Aetos by accident. @_@
Nick Caligo (GM): *THWAP!* You crash into his side axe-first, spinning around and THWAPPING him like he's the ultimate wiffleball. He staggers forward a little, making two giant thudding noises as his hooves crack the ground beneath him, but he doesn't fall over. Ganon turns around. You can see those two spotlights he calls eyes shining on you now. He snarls and makes a quick swing with one of his swords to try and knock you off your starboard. *WHOOF!*
Metal Man floats out of the way.
Nick Caligo (GM): He shrieks and takes another pair of wild slashes with his blades; bits of rubble fly through the air as he scrapes the roof with the end of each slash.
Metal Man is knocked around by those slashes.
Nick Caligo (GM): He cuts you off your starboard with one, then slams you into the ground with the other; damage each.
Metal Man takes the damage, then gets up, dusting the rubble off of himself. "Next time I'm going to fly First class."
Nick Caligo (GM): You manage to stand up, the rocks sliding off your aching back. DANG that guy's got a lot of kick... Looking up, you can see his tail hanging over the edge a little for a second before it removes itself from view. He's still up there... and apparently distracted. Do as you will.
Aetos: "That jerk... that hurt. Maybe if I take out the building..." he grins.. does nothing... but watches upward cautiously.
Metal Man stares upwards at the beast, and then gives it a powerful punch to the gut, attempting to knock it off the building.
Nick Caligo (GM): He brings his shoulder back and swings his arm in a single, powerful sweep, taking an enormous slash at you after you miss. *WHAM!!* The crescent-shaped arc seems unavoidable, it's so fast. You're sent tumbling through the air after taking damage. You slam into the side of the building across the street.
Metal Man decides to buckle into that building and try to stay stuck in it rather than fall.
Nick Caligo (GM): You take an additional damageas you crash through a wall and wind up splaying on the floor in the midst of a small office. You can see the lightning arcing across the sky outside through the hole you just tore through.
Aetos curls his hands and tiny spheres of white light appear in them, he holds his hands straight out toward the building and the orbs fling themselves at the building as if by magic... as they soar through the air, they gather the wind rushing by and make minor explosions against the wall of the building... Aetos then clasps his hands together and slowly separates them. A ball of wind starts growing and growing, collecting the air.
Nick Caligo (GM): A ball of wind starts growing and growing, collecting the air.
Aetos: collecting the air around it, as his hands pull further apart...
Nick Caligo (GM): The building trembles a bit. It trembles as you take vital, load-bearing chunks out of the corners.
Metal Man uses his turn to go to the top of the building he flew into by climbing stairs and getting into a defensive stance.
Nick Caligo (GM): Neither Ganon or Metal would notice. Metal makes his way to the roof and stares across the way at Ganon, who opens his mouth wide and begins to inhale balls of lightning from all directions, buidling up an inky black ball of energy that crackles with electricity.
Aetos had enough time to widen his hands as far as they could, the air blast is half the size of Ganon himself... Aetos lunges his arms forward which pushes the big ball o' air toward the building with extreme force and speed.
Nick Caligo (GM): The ball of wind streaks at the building; you can see the winds within it swirling like a tornado as it rams itself against the wall... and then burrows through it like a mole through dirt.
Aetos gives out a sigh. "That was... time-consuming at the very least..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The winds carry themselves to the center of the building and disperse in a tornado of thrashing, lacerating wind that cuts the building apart from the inside; it all flows out through the opening you made as the building starts to teeter over under the force of it all.
Aetos: "...Oh no..."
Aetos just realized something.
Aetos watches the building lean.
Nick Caligo (GM): It leans away from you, towards Metal's building, slowly.
Aetos wipes his brow.
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal would watch Ganon look around as the building he's on begins to lean over slowly... the lower floors seem to give out, and Ganon suddenly starts losing elevation. It's falling, but slowly. You can still stand on Ganon's roof.
Nick Caligo (GM): Spyke: Metal didn't come out of that building when he went flying in, so you're teleported onto the top of it. there is the scene I described before you. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO!?
Spyke: *blinks and takes a quick survey. "Ohh... Light!" He makes a running leap for Ganon's building, trying to land quickly onto it, run across that roof, and leap off the other end.*
Spyke does a nifty, quick flip in the air.
Nick Caligo (GM): Your feet thud on the roof of the collapsing building; the angle of this roof is shifting at an alarming rate. Ganon shrieks and takes a wild slash at you as you run past him. *CRITICAL HIT.*
Spyke gets hammered from the side, his natural armor receiving a brutal gash in its side. He lets out a cry of pain.
Nick Caligo (GM): Damage; you're sent flying over the edge; Aetos would see you fly high up into the air and start falling.
Aetos: "Spyke? Uh... Hi!" he smiles, watching Spyke fall.
Spyke looks up at the sky, which seems to be flying away from him as he descends. His vision is a bit blurry from the sudden hamering he recieved. "Ughn... Where...?..." A sudden realization makes him realize he should try to increase his landing time with the ground by rolling as he lands.
Nick Caligo (GM): You fail to tumble across the ground; you hit it at exactly the right angle that you land flat on your back. Damage, plus a cracked sidewalk from your immense weight slamming into the ground.
Spyke was too knocked around in the head to make a really good recovery, his reactions a bit on the slow side. He thuds, hard, with the ground, the ground around him splitting from the force of his landing. He tenses for the moment of impact, before his groans and lies there. @_@
Nick Caligo (GM): It seems, though, that you were successful in distracting Ganon long enough to keep him on the roof...
Spyke: "Why... Me...?"
Nick Caligo (GM): You'd both hear a monstrous scream as the building finishes falling over and tears down the other one right behind it; you'd swear you saw Ganon's eyes flashing before he got buried beneath the debris. Damage to Ganon. The dust clears, and practically nothing remains of the buildings that Aetos just destroyed. His turn. There's no sign of Ganon yet...
Aetos: "Hey, you know what? I ain't checking that out... you do it." *Defended.* he gets into a defensive stance, watching the rubble all around for any signs of movement.
Spyke: "Uhgn..." He slowly rolls over, his quills on his back dented slightly. "... It... hurts... a lot..." >.< He stumbles a bit towards Aetos, but regains his balance and straightens up. "Hey, again... I was in the neighborhood, so I thought I'd..." He groans again as his side sparks where he was slashed, not able to finish the crummy pun.
Aetos: "If Nodal were here, he would slap you..."
Spyke: "... I just got knocked off a building. I'm not checking it out..." He stands for a moment, not moving, eyes narrowed, but gives in with a sigh, and cautiously heads over to the landing sight of the building... He has his saber held in his right hand, already active..
Nick Caligo (GM): The rubble erupts with an explosion of electricity angled right at you guys. Soon another bombardment of lightning balls streaks across the street, with the brunt of it hailing on the both of you.
Spyke stands there, eyes widening at first, before relaxing.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos is pelted by lightning ball after lightning ball, zapped, blasted, and shocked repeatedly.
Aetos screams bloody murder... the lightning pulses straight through his body, ripping it apart... *death.*
Nick Caligo (GM): If anybody's got a good idea of how Luke Skywalker felt when Emperor Palpatine turned his lightning on, it's Aetos.
Spyke: "... Ow..." He closes his eyes and looks away, until his gaze settles on Ganon... or the pile on Ganon. "..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon rises from the wreckage, his eyes glowing as brightly as ever, though his black flesh is clearly bruised and broken in some places. He almost seems to be grinning as his nose curls and his fangs show. He shrieks to the sky and takes a few wild, triumphant slashes, thunder and lightning arising almost on que. Aetos returns on a revival platform almost immediately.
Aetos hops down from his revival platform with a hurricane storming in his eyes, his body shining brightly, and wind swirling around him violently. He cuffs his hands again and throws the light spheres but this time, one has a much more powerful light... they collect the air as they zip through it and mildly explode in Ganon's face.
Nick Caligo (GM): The first one strikes his shoulder, but he cuts the second right out of the air; you watch as his skin glows brightly for a moment under the shock of the light ball.
Spyke: "... How do you survive a building falling on you!?" he takes a hesitant step back, before shaking his head and rushing forward at the great beast, his saber hissing as it waves in the air next to him. He skids to a halt in front of the monster, his blade erupting in a wave of electricity, before spiraling up into the air, his weapon slashing at the creature on the way up. When he reaches the peak of his attack, he changes the position of his beam saber, the edge now pointing down through tucked-in legs, as he plummets down at Ganon, trying to use the weapon to pogo off of his body and bounce behind him, and then turn around once he's on the ground.
Nick Caligo (GM): You repeatedly slash his body with your lightningsaber before drilling into his back. Damage for the first hit, two hits, damage each for the last two. Damage.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon shrieks and turns around to retaliate against Spyke with a giant slash; he follows through and continues to spin, trying to spread the damage around as much as possible with another slash to Aetos; he then leaps over Aetos's head and lands about a block down from where you stand now, shrieking.
Aetos rolls underneath Ganon, imbetween his legs, avoiding the slash.
Spyke dives down under the slash, and rolls quickly, soon returning to his feet with a smirk. "You won't catch me off guard like the last time."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon is a few blocks down now, roaring and standing on a couple of cars.
Aetos keeps his distance, he closes his mind and peers deep into Ganon's mind... finding something that catches his eye, he reads this, and it becomes learned by Aetos himself [that one is interesting... MIMIC].
Nick Caligo (GM): You find an inky ball of blackness amidst the chaos of his mind, and reach for it. Electricity surges up your arm... the power that once devastated there isms to fill you with energy now. You learned Ganon's Lightning Blast! Stats: Damage: MNT+40. Accuracy: Standard ranged. SP Cost: 16. Charge 1 round -- Damage: MNT+40. Area effect; huge. AGI save for half damage, DC = 10+MNT mod. SP Cost: 32. -done- Anything else? Oh, right. Mimic'll cost ya 3 TP. As will use of this attack.
Aetos spends this time to dex Ganon again... he pulls his shiney dex from under his cape, and presses the scan button while aiming at the far away Ganon.
Dex: -Ding!- "Ganon.
HP: 1250 (842)
SP: 550 (74)
Acc (ranged): +4
The information simply repeats itself. He uses primarily brute strength and has a weakness to light. -end-"
Spyke curls into an armored ball with his quills sticking out, fully extended, at wild angles. He rockets forward along the ground towards Ganon, his quills scraping the ground as he rushes ahead, his quills gathering electricity through their lengths and in the air between their points. He rams himself into the one of the cars that Ganon is standing up, and using it as a makeshift ramp to get some short air and trying to strike Ganon right between the legs and grinding his sharp exterior fiercely against his body, before bouncing down to the ground, and rolling a bit further to get behind him, unfolding with a flip, and tuening to face the beast's back. He lashes the beam weapon at his tail 4 times in a cross pattern, and then a plus-shape.
Nick Caligo (GM): The force of your impact knocks the wind out of him and makes him stagger as you shred him apart. He actually falls onto his back when you finish shredding him apart, giving you ample room to take two slashes at him before you find your saber clashing against his enchanted blades. From the first attack, and... damage from the second. He's got 223 health left...
Spyke finds himself deadlocked with his foe's blades...
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon forces you away from him and stands up slowly before he crosses his blades for a second, huffing and puffing and trying to regain his breath. He suddenly SHINKS them both forward and out, trying to catch you in a scissor attack..... Wow. *CRITICAL HIT.*
Spyke is sent back and into the ground with the brutal scissor-like slash. >.<
Aetos raises his arms out in front of his, his eyes go dark, they soon turn pure black, electricity sparks off his arms, and coils around them, until they reach his hands... the electricity builds up in there, and then fires off toward Ganon in a massive ray of zapping-ness.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon is struck in the face with his own electricity. He arches his back backwards, trying to clutch his face. He's stunned, Spyke! Now's your chance!
Spyke groans and stands up... he shakes his head, dizzy, before growling loudly and rushing at Ganon... He looks for anything that sticks out as a 'chink in his armor'.. Unless he sees some other, less obvious thing than his tail, he goes after that with a battle yell and a rapid-fire assault of 5 slashes with his saber on the tail.
Nick Caligo (GM): You lead off with a single critical hit which makes him squeal with pain and fall on his face, and then follow by cutting the pod on his tail repeatedly.
Spyke breathes heavily, stepping back... He's too tired to continue..
Nick Caligo (GM): His tail slaps you aside and he lifts himself to his hooves, leaving his swords laying on the ground. He grabs a car, lifts it over his head, and screeches angrily, hurling it down on the Reploid.
Spyke tries to roll out of the way, but barely gets caught by it...
Nick Caligo (GM): Spyke gets a car deposited cleanly on top of his spine. Well, okay, so vital parts of the car scatter everywhere. But it's still pretty clean.
Aetos grabs his spear tightly, and then shuts his eyes... he begins transferring his spirit into the weapon and it lifts itself out of his hands. it zips over to Ganon and begins it's assault with a stab in his left side.
Spyke groans as he finds himself the proud new owner of a classic model... he can feel that sweet, sweet suspension... On his back. >.<
Nick Caligo (GM): Your spear thrusts itself into Ganon's ribs. He screams in agony.
Aetos: *the spear pulls itself out and flips over to the other side of Ganon to stab him just like the first time...*
Nick Caligo (GM): He flails around and tries to swat the spear out of the air... only to have it jam itself into his forehead.
Aetos: *the spear pulls itself out again, and adjusts itself to Ganon's face, it thrusts itself in and starts twisting rapidly, ouch... I hope.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He flails wildly, screaming and trying--seemingly in vain--to grab the spear and pull it out as his body convulses and crackles with blue energy. Your spear finally makes one final thrust into his face, and in a brilliant flash of light and an explosion of blue energy, the entire street seems to explode. The light clears from your eyes, and left in the midst of a messy crater is Ganondorf, and Aetos's spear. Ganondorf... is down for the count. Time ova. Wah.
Aetos wakens from his trance, he runs over to Ganondork and kicks him... then pulls the spear out of him.
Spyke groans and crawls out from under the car parts that decided they liked their new parking spot. He groans and winces with every movement.
Aetos: "I usually mutter at this point. You're lucky."
Spyke: "... Lucky!?"
Aetos: "Ganon... is lucky."
Nick Caligo (GM): *FLASH* You're both suddenly whizzing through the purple warp, which changes to black and red once again. After that difficult battle, who knows what horrors await you next? +4200 EXP.
Nick Caligo (GM): He was level 50. You guys did -not- have an easy time. He brought Aetos down from almost fresh health to death. I think double EXP was in order.
Nick Caligo (GM): 8 challenges left. 6 for you two. The other two I think I'll make into joke bosses... I GOTTA get this done.
Metal Man (GM): You continue to fall through the portal, until you fall through what appears to be a pit and through a mountain. You land in some sort of cave. It's sorta dark here, but ambient light from hole in the ceiling makes things visible.
Nodal: "Oh hey Azure. Where do you think we are now?"
Metal Man (GM): Suddenly...
Azure: "No clue."
Metal Man (GM): A pile of puke appears out of nowhere!
Nodal: "What the..."
Metal Man (GM): It looks both disgusting and menacing at the same time. It's also somewhat small. But rather thick looking. Do you dare hit it with close-range attacks?
Azure: "There was something like this in my world. But it only appeared at night. But those where a blue and black in color. This is... more disturbing..." Azure slides his foot backward slightly.
Nodal throws up his seeds into the air. As the light flashes down you feel quicker in body and mind. He then runs up to the disgusting little thing and swiped it once testingly before getting into a defensive posture.
Metal Man (GM): You slice the barf. Barf sprays everywhere, including on you. Ewwwww.
Metal Man (GM): It seems to be rather tough; it takes the hit but seems very tricky to actually slice.
Azure holds out his smash dex the only device he has a slight know how of using. And even it... still has some funky features he doesn't know how to use. *Smash Dexing.*
14 - Mini Barf (600 HP! Crazyness!)
STR: 18 (+4)
AGI: 10 (+0)
END: 25 (+7)
MNT: 2 (-4)
Description: A disgusting pile of barf. Its attacks consist of making you sick.
End of entry."
Metal Man (GM): The barf turns to Nodal, and then suddenly rushes to tackle him. At high speeds.
Nodal falls backword as the puke rams into him.
Metal Man (GM): Azure suddenly vanishes. Must have been some sort of glitch. Editor's Note: *Cheers* Thank goodness, I was afraid I would have to correct his lack of... any proper formatting yet again.
Metal Man (GM): Spyke falls from the sky. However, the puke is still on the attack. It 'sneezes' at Nodal. Nodal leaps out of the way.
Spyke groans and looks around... @_@
Nodal: "What the... when did you get here?"
Spyke: "Just now, apparently... Nice to meet you. Name's Spyke."
Nodal throws up his seed again. "Well here you go as a gift." He then concentrates to heal Spyke twice.
Spyke blinks a few times, and then cants his head. "Heh... Thanks." He then turns his attention to the... barf. "... Are you serious?" He takes a few catious attacks against it with his saber, cutting vertically down with each slash, before taking a defensive position, arms crossed in front of him, the saber blade shutting off with a whir.
Metal Man (GM): The barf is hit three times, spraying barf everywhere. You're now lightly covered in it.
Spyke blinks and feels his stomach lurch. "Ugn... nasty."
Metal Man (GM): The barf sprays weird spores at Nodal. Nodal just barely fails. A weird status effect is inflicted... SLYTOCK. The fourth slot of his special attacks is disabled for five rounds. Also, he takes damage per round. The barf then goes to tackle Spyke.
Spyke sidesteps quickly, not wanting any on him.
Metal Man (GM): *Zoom.* *Miss.*
Nodal runs up to the disgusting creature blade flashing. He tries to cut the thing up in little sections to hamper its reforming. One strike to the middle then 2 more for those sections each. Then to get out of the way of it he jumps back in a defending stance.
Spyke blinks as it zooms by him, blinking. "..."
Metal Man (GM): Nodal hits it twice and then falls on it. He gets another status effect: Cold. This lasts one round. It's looking torn up, though. HP: 240/610.
Spyke runs up to the barf and turns his saber back on, the green blade pointing down to the ground. He swings his arm around and up, the blade cutting outward, aimed at the nastyness. He gives a grunt of exercion, the blade bathed in electric energy. *takes a couple steps back, and again crosses his arms in front of him, waiting...*
Metal Man (GM): It goes up to Nodal and tries to smack him around. A lot.
Nodal runs up the the walking spew that hates him. He seems slower and weaker but he still manages to slice at its form with his blade. This time he focuses completely on the middle of it as his blade sweeps down and then up. Entering into a spin he holds his blade out for 1..2..3... strikes before sending himself back to a defensive posture. Oops.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss hit miss. Right.
Spyke: *dashes up to it and holds out his left hand, leaning forward towards the barf. A snake-like web of electricity arcs out at the blob, trying to ensnare it.*
Metal Man (GM): Somehow it gets a high roll. But it's grabbed anyway... disgusting.
Spyke: *throws his arm up, the electric webbing flinging the barf up, just above him, as he gives it a good slash with his saber and ducks around it before it falls.* *then hammers it with 2 slashes before stepping back and defending again.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit and miss. The puke decides to continue attacking Nodal. It ran out of SP and is taking a beating.
Nodal races towards the evil puke that considers him its personal punching bag. As he leaps towards it he flips in the air delivering a powerful strike. With his blades forming a figure eight in the air he slices it four more times more accuratly than the first.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit crit miss crit!
Nodal then jumps back and snaps into a defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): It's nearly dead. HP: 569/610.
Spyke leaps into the air and flips around, driving his saber, blade down, towards the blobby blob, bouncing on top of the thing as much as he can before landing next to it to send it 2 quick slashes and a sweeping, electric cut.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Hit, hit. The blob is slashed up, and then explodes. Explodes some more. It's overkilled.
Spyke does that for flourish. ^^
Metal Man (GM): Well, one fight done. Now if only Panzer, Locos, or Julian would magically appear with a sheet.
Metal Man (GM): 1000 EXP. You're still in the cave when Spyke vanishes and Digi appears in his place.
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey Nodal... again."
Metal Man (GM): No platform right now... you wonder why.
Nodal: "Where did you go? And shouldn't we be leaving about now?"
Digifanatic: "I've been around."
Nodal taps his foot. "Klumsy? Whats going on?"
Metal Man (GM): Your foot cracks the floor. The floor begins cracking all around you.
Nodal looks down.
Digifanatic: "Oh great."
Nodal: "Well that can't be good."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM!* You fall through and into a deeper part of the cave.
Nodal: "This hasn't happened before... Where are we?"
Digifanatic: "No idea... I don't remember much from this age."
Metal Man (GM): Then, suddenly, a much bigger pile of barf materializes.
Digifanatic: "...WHAT THE HECK?"
Metal Man (GM): It sorta towers over you, in a very, very disgusting way.
Digifanatic: "When did the Questers fight this?!"
Nodal: "...why do you hate me god?"
Dex: "Only a few moments after defeating the Mini barf."
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE 15: Questers vs. Master Barf.
Digifanatic: "I get that, but... oh, never mind."
Nodal: "Do you find it funny? I think I will go make Nodal fight 2 piles of puke?"
Digifanatic just gets this crazed out look at Master Barf, almost ready to close his eyes and turn away for moment, but of course, he can't do this. He's got to fight. So he basically starts running up the pile of barf, loaded with electricity and slams into him with the Running Charge.
Metal Man (GM): You hit the massive pile of barf. ZAP!
Digifanatic takes a few steps back, almost unsure on if wants to open his mouth or not, and turns back towards this putrid thing. He starts running at him again, and switfly tries to knock him around a bit with a Fire Punch.
Nodal throws his pegasus seeds into the air. "Lets at least get this done quickly." He then pulls out his Smash Dex and scans the disgusting blob.
15 - Barf (1000 HP! @_@;)
Location: Onett, about two minutes after Mini Barf.
STR: 25 (+7)
AGI: 16 (+3)
END: 30 (+10)
MNT: 2 (-4)
An even more powerful barf. Likely to be able to fire off more attacks than the previous one. End of entry."
Nodal then gets back to save his energy defending against the thing.
Metal Man (GM): The barf turns to Nodal, and then flies at him. Ewww. Two hits.
Nodal gets smacked backwards by the gross thing.
Metal Man (GM): The barf then sneezes at Nodal. You're sprayed with snot, and get a cold.
Digifanatic gets his stat boosts and prepares to really take advantage of them. He starts off by launching into the air at Master Barf, and trying to give him a swift kick into his midsection (Standard Air Attack).
Digifanatic tries doing a near unthinkable idea, but he has to if he wants to try and take him down. He runs up to him, surrounded in flames, and tries to grab hold of something (even if it might be somewhat putrid) with a Fire Lunge.
Metal Man (GM): This is gonna be bad. You grab the puke, and get your hands stuck in it.
Digifanatic: "Oh maaaaan..."
Metal Man (GM): It decides to run you over, with you stuck to it... *SMACK* You're still stuck to it.
Digifanatic (tries to) pull(s) his arms out...
Metal Man (GM): Yup... It's like you're trapped in cement.
Nodal races up the the things sniffling as he chops at it carefully. He jumps towards it thrusting his blade out to blow through it being sure to avoid Digi. He then spins in the air to slice it twice again right in the middle. Finally he jumps off the wall of the cave and does a flip in the air striking the thing twice before landing on the ground blade outstreched in a defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): It uses Digi as a human shield, blocking all your attacks with his body. You hit Digi with all of those.
Digifanatic: "HEY! Careful next time..."
Metal Man (GM): The barf then decides to use Digi as a battering ram and flies at you. It just barely hits you. Then it hits Digi point blank with some smacks. *SMACK SMACK.*
Digifanatic once again tries to rid his grip from the crazy pile of barf.
Metal Man (GM): You're still stuck.
Digifanatic still keeps trying, it being his only option.
Metal Man (GM): You break free, finally. But you're not in too good shape.
Digifanatic finally breaks through..."Oh man..." he says, looking at his hands...
Digifanatic, however, still has enough energy to be able to attack somewhat. He tries to cook the foe around a little bit, not quite literally. He goes up and tries smacking him with the Microwave.
Metal Man (GM): You smack it once.
Nodal says "Now its your turn you ball of slime." He jumps up point heading straight for barf. As he lands he flicks his arm up scoring a hit against the gross thing. He then spins in a figure eight pattern to strike it twice in the body. Finally he once again flips backwards strinking it twice and getting into a defensive stance. >_>
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit crit hit miss hit miss hit miss miss. Hit miss hit miss miss. The barf decides it hates Digi, and shows how much it hates Digi by hurling green spores at him.
Metal Man (GM): Or... well. It's a lot easier for him to attack Nodal. Digi barely fails. SLYTOCK. The special move in the 4th slot of yours is disabled. Barf then charges up some weird attack.
Digifanatic takes all of his stat effects with caution... however, he still looks to be just as fine as before... just covered in spots of puke... uggh. He shakes it off and attempts to land another Running Charge at the Master... still glowing just as yellow as before, he tries to ram him once again.
Metal Man (GM): *Hit.*
Digifanatic manages to slam into the boss once again. He tries to continue his turn by pulling out the D-3 and pointing it directly at Barf's face... trying to attempt a shot of Light Ray on him.
Metal Man (GM): Zap. Lightastic.
Digifanatic uses his last bit of time by giving him a shot of Healing Spray. "Don't worry Nodal, I've got a couple more."
Nodal runs up to the thing ramming it completely this time. As he charges into it his blade sweeps out and slices it twice. Coming out on the other side he flips over it his blade held down to stab it twice more in the face. Standing in front of it he slashes it once more before backing up to hold his blade out defensively. "Thats great."
Metal Man (GM): You slash it up. HP: 239/1000. The massive puke fires a glob of pestilence at Nodal. It flies past him and away. Then it fires one at Digi. It also flies far away.
Nodal: "...I didn't think you could disgust me more. I was wrong."
Digifanatic starts his turn by giving a sharp look at Master Barf, and runs at him a bit again, slightly to the side. He tries to land an Icy Kick (or perhaps two or even three) at his form.
Metal Man (GM): You instead give the floor an icy kick. Miss.
Digifanatic: *After missing widely, he regroups relatively calmly and tries to rear up a standard punch... no fire or nothing, just a straight-up attack into the torso rgion.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit it.
Nodal runs up to it this time trying to sweep away pieces of it. He swings his blade left then right to knock some it it away. He then jumps to the sides to get the other three sides with a swipe of their own. Finally he gets into a defense stance ready for any more of that gross stuff coming out of it.
Metal Man (GM): *DING!* *DING!* *DING?* HP: 333/1000. Some sort of massive slot machine appears out of nowhere. It spins... then catches on fire. Then it crashes on Digi's head. The Barf decides to use that move it charged up a while ago. It fires a GIANT glob of puke at Nodal. BLAM. There goes a wall above Nodal's head. The puke looks exactly 1/3 dead.
Digifanatic stares above to see the giant hole that was made from the barfball. "Whoa..." He decides that there's no more time to be joking around and tries launching a round of the Hyper Beam Matrix at this thing... the beams start shooting at the guy.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. A lot. Ouch. You blast him good.
Nodal says "Looks like time for some more speed..." He throws up some more crushed up seeds in the air to renew the effect. He then races towards the spew "Lets put a hole in you!" He swings at it with a cricling blade in the center of it slicing its insides quickly as in a funnel. He then chops at its two sides trying to shorten the thing before jumping back into a defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): The puke turns to tackle Nodal into dust. It misses, then it hits with the wrath of a puke-tastic elephant. Three hits from the second, damage per.
Digifanatic keeps hanging on to what he's been doing and doesn't look like he's gonna stop. "You're a stubborn little thing, but boy... you're not gonna like us after we finish you." He returns to actually fighting now, and starts the turn with another Flaming Punch of Doom.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic then jumps into the air after striking the blow, and tries to wham Master Barf down into the ground with another Aerial Slam variation. Digifanatic then then does something he hasn't in a while; he defends.
Nodal runs up to it his blade begins to hum as he shakes off his cold. He throws his energy into the attack as he strikes twice into its body. He then swings into it three times quickly as his blade begins to glow with light lightning crackling around it. He then discharges the electricity as he snaps into a defensive posture.
Metal Man (GM): Hit crit miss miss miss. Halfway through! The barf decides to smack Nodal around. A lot. damage, and one of those is a crit. The barf is starting to slow down. Seems like he's winded.
Digifanatic undergoes his last turn under the spell of the Slytock. He reaches for an Energy Drink and then gulps it down. He drops the bottle and then takes out his D-3 one more time and attempts to launch one more Light Ray at Master Barf. Digifanatic then defends once again as the virus finally escapes his body. "Phew... Hang in there Nodal, we're doing fine."
Nodal runs up to the thing his blade whistling through the air. Lightning flashes on it and he jumps off of one rock for momentum as he slices it through Barf. He spins the lighting blazing through the creature hitting it down the middle before stabbing it into smaller pieces.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit miss. You tear it on up.
Nodal thrn jumps over Barf doing a flip before landing squarely on his feet defensively.
Metal Man (GM): It responds by shooting a miasma of flu virus at you. It misses. Again. So tries to smack you. SMACK!
Nodal gets teh smacked.
Digifanatic looks at Master Barf once again, knowing that if he and Nodal continue the way they are, they'll be fine enough. He takes the glance, and decides to have some more fun with the Microwave, truing to smack MB around once again. "Never underestimate the power of a standard kitchen appliance..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. HP: 729/1000.
Digifanatic can continue to feel power brimming in himself... he tries to attempt one more use of a Forward Slam, showing his skill of acrobatics with his strength. He hopes to knock him right in the torso as normal.
Nodal races up to it and then jumps over it blade facing downwards causing it to scrape against the things face. He then leaps of the fall to drill through it spinnging to scrape it 3 times on the inside. Finally he gets into a defensive stance pensively.
Metal Man (GM): The barf tries to grab Nodal. *GRAB* It uses Nodal as a weapon to smack Digi with.
Nodal: "...I will never be clean agai-Wah!"
Digifanatic is only hit the first time.
Metal Man (GM): It barely misses; Nodal's head is bashed into the ground twice.
Digifanatic starts his turn barely avoiding that shot from Nodal. He runs up to Barf and tries to give it a shot of the Hyper Beams once again, trying to really make him pay for what's doing to Nodal.
Metal Man (GM): Whiff *Miss.*
Digifanatic: After somehow missing with his beams this time, he decides to continue his turn with another Running Charge, hoping that he'll be a bit luckier this chance. *is able to zap him this time...*
Digifanatic saves his last TP.
Metal Man (GM): You break free.
Digifanatic: "Well, Klumsy... for now, it's just sit back and pray that Aetos will be okay."
Nodal: "And I will wait for when we can help."