Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 267: Vampires in Valhalla
Date: April 14th, 2006.
Julian's making his way towards Metal's office, fuming.
Metal Man is sitting in his office. Aka the Big Room. The door sits open. Metal has swept up all the paperwork.
Julian: "Mets! I wanna book a match!"
Digifanatic follows Julian down. "Man, Sky just does not quit," he quietly says to himself, but still audible.
Metal Man: "Well, I guess cleaning up the paperwork was worth it after all... huh?" *He turns to Julian.* "What sort of match?"
Julian: "Same kinda match as last time. That punk-*** b**** says he's got somethin' else up his sleeve, and figure I should put him to the test! 1 life each, 1 Smasher partner."
Charles goes to the Big Room. He goes to stand against a wall.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... well, we can't really book the smashers yet again. We have more important issues."
Aetos examines his hand once more... "I wonder what's up with it?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... they're still hanging out on Turion..."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos's hand still has the crystal on it.
Charles is now in there.
Julian: "So when's the next available time?"
Aetos: "Hm, why not just you and me, Julian?"
Metal Man: "Right after you get that third spiritual stone and kill Meier. That vampire could be waiting for us to slip up and then strike again."
Charles: "He won't have to wait long."
Julian: "So we kill Meier Link, and I get the match? Easy."
Charles stops leaning against the wall and walks a few steps to the opposite side of the room.
Metal Man: "What's on yer mind, Charley?" *leans back and opens a desk drawer.*
Charles: "Now is about that time you assign us our next assignment. I'm here ahead of time so you wouldn't call me to here."
Digifanatic: "I say that we head on back and get that last crystal and mash the guts out of that Meier!"
The Ninja hops out of the Desk Drawer and lands on the said desk. "The ninja is here! What is next duty?"
Charles looks to the clock.
Metal Man: "Gah! Right in the drawer where I kept my guns."
Digifanatic: "...My goodness."
Aetos blinks at Ninjaman. "Sneaky indeed."
Metal Man takes out two small but deadly looking machineguns. "Well, you must steal yet another gem, probably from the hands of some pale-faced jerks."
The Ninja hops off the desk, but still faces Metal. "Where is next jewel?"
Metal Man points to a screen with them; what appears to be a small path up to a waterfall can be seen.
Charles: "Someone from Meier's army is finally going to stand up against us?"
Metal Man: "I wouldn't be surprised if they did. The Zoras were driven out of here, supposedly. Unlike the Gorons, they didn't quite stay down when fought. So the place is empty."
Charles: "It will be empty if The Enigmatic Man already took down his forces."
Metal Man: "Yeah... good luck with that. I think I shall go with you, even."
Julian: "Easy. So les' get goin'."
Metal Man spins the small guns on his fingers and walks on out to the warp room.
The Ninja: "Should I be more worried Metal thing is coming with us?"
Digifanatic: "Alright. Sounds fine."
Julian: *Warp room walkin'.*
Digifanatic: "And no, you shouldn't be worried... Unless he drives us in a car." *follows Julian to the warp...*
Charles walks along the others.
Metal Man (GM): It's another warp tile. Metal walks onto it, vanishing in an instant.
The Ninja nods and dives into the portal.
Aetos follows in with the rest o' them.
Metal Man (GM): *WARPWARPWARPWARPWARP.*
Charles also goes into it.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone appears in a narrow, canyon-like area. A path covered with decomposing rock is ahead; a red river to the right. A fence blocks an area where the path narrows; what appears to be some sort of vampire blocks it.
Aetos: "Anyone care for a swim?"
Digifanatic: "Uhh, no."
The Ninja: "No matter how many times I do that, it allows makes me feel dizzy."
Aetos walks up to the vampire. "Don't you sell seeds?"
Vampire: "..." He tries to bite Aetos instead.
Metal Man (GM): He does so with accuracy, biting Aetos' arm before it is possible to really react.
Digifanatic just closes his eyes and shakes his head at that...
Julian: "Didn't we already kick yo' *** once?"
Metal Man: "This is why you don't ask vampires for magical seeds."
Aetos: "Ooooh I wish I was still 4 dimensional..."
The Ninja: "...He's not wise on the sneaking part, is he?"
Charles: "Metal, is there some way to reverse mental instability before it reaches a critical stage?"
Julian: "Where's Azure when you need 'em..."
Metal Man (GM): Damage to Aetos. The vampire is 'healed' by it, though he hasn't taken any damage yet. He spits out Aetos's arm, and then shoves him away from the fence.
Vampire: "Stand back, or I'll drain the rest of the blood from your body." *He stares at Julian.* "No, I am the guard of Kuja's Domain."
Metal Man: "Reverse... mental... instability. No, I wouldn't know."
Charles: "Seems we are going to have another Sky act-alike."
Digifanatic: "Wouldn't that be nice, though?"
Julian: "So les' get 'em!"
Charles: "Yes, but now how ---oh nevermind. Before you do so, Julian!...Allow us to dex from a distance."
Digifanatic: "Feel free, Charles."
Vampire: "Hiss! Smash dex... no!" He attacks immediately.
Metal Man (GM): Battle. Questers vs. Ninja. ...Oops. Questers vs. PIRATE. ...Oops. Questers vs. VAMPIRE DANG IT.The Vampire walks up and decides to use his super strength to punch Julian.
Julian decides to be hit with Super Strength.
Metal Man (GM): Julian is hit hard in the right shoulder.
Julian: "You call that a punch, sucka?" *Julian rears back, and unleashes a KO Punch on Mr. McVampire's Face!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian barely manages to hit him, in the shoulder rather than the face. He's pretty tough for being undead.
Vampire: "Your punches lack bravado, you weak man!"
Metal Man (GM): He's knocked back into the wall, but he peels himself off without extra damage.
Charles: "Bravado... is not Julian's forte." *cannot put anything else in words of how to describe Julian's characteristics.*
Metal Man: "All right, you... fiend... I'll teach you some real pain." *points his miniature machineguns at the vampire.*
Vampire: "Those are far too small to deal any real damage to me."
Metal Man: "We'll see about that."
Aetos: "Silver bullets!"
Metal Man opens fire on the vampire with a hail of laser bullets. "DIEEEEEE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The vampire is hit by a fast-moving spray of laser projectiles. They pierce him like jello.
The Ninja: "That is a neat trick by weird man."
Metal Man: "He moves too quickly to feel the full effect, unfortunately."
Aetos: "Like I can ever hit him... Oh wait, that's what magic is for."
The Ninja digs in his suit and tosses two cubes on the ground. He stabs the cubes with each end of his staff to where there's two cube need stuck on his staff. He then give his throwing arm a good swing as he lets loose his sword staff towards the vampire.
Metal Man (GM): CRIT!
Digifanatic: .oO(My my my...)
Metal Man (GM): W/Machinegun, that'd add one extra hit.
The Ninja catches the returning weapon and gets into a defense mode.
Charles walks to the vampire. He throws one jab to the left, then makes his right arm go forward, thrusting his elbow into the vampire. He then backs off to avoid any immediate counterattack by returning to where he originally stood.
Metal Man (GM): He jukes to the right from your jab, and gets hit by the elbow. The last one hit.
Digifanatic: *As usual, he attempts to waste no time off the get-go against such a vile opponent. He commences with a Fire Punch to the chest and segues into a Light Ray around the same locale.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges out of the way of the fire punch and leaps over the light ray.
Aetos holds his hands out, two orbs of light form in front of them. They quickly jet out toward the vampire and swirl through the air, collecting wind, until they would smash into it and explode in a flash of light.
Metal Man (GM): He leaps around like a demon.
Vampire: "Your reflexes are weak, living fools."
The Ninja: "You were talking big a moment ago!"
Julian: "Jus' shut up and les' get this ova with!"
Metal Man (GM): The Vampire, angry with being attacked earlier, decides to try and bite Charles.
Julian: "Watch ya neck!"
Metal Man (GM): He sucks Charles's blood out of his shoulder, regaining health and dealing damage back to Charles.
Aetos: "Being a vampire can't be too bad... We should ask Aribar when we get back..."
The Ninja: "If only I eat garlic soup earlier."
Metal Man (GM): Then he decides to punch Charles out.
Digifanatic: (kinda quietly) "Well, that might work... "
Metal Man (GM): He sorta swings and smacks a wall, cracking it.
Julian: "For the love of... I'ma do what I did last time." *Julian pulls out the ol' Porta-Shopper, and places an order for 10 Light Cubes.*
Metal Man (GM): 10 light cubes are gained.
Charles: "You better have good aim, NY'er."
Julian pulls out a Royal Syrup, pours it over the cubes after gathering them into a ball, and launches it at Ol' Vampy.
Metal Man (GM): Julian hurls them at the vampire. And hits him in the noggin.
Digifanatic: "Now that's different..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes a massive amount of Light damage... but he stands up quickly and brushes himself off.
Julian: "What'd I say! What I'd say!"
Vampire: "I will just have to suck all of your blood out, then."
Julian: "Bring it, punk!"
Charles: "He... doesn't seem to despise light as much as other dark beings."
Digifanatic: "I know those Tektites seemed to resist light well last time..."
Julian: "Someone scan 'em..."
Digifanatic: "Probably doesn't surprise me."
Aetos: "He doesn't like being scanned."
Charles: "Heartless can develop affinities for other elements."
Metal Man opens fire on the vamp the same way as before. How bland.
Metal Man (GM): 3x hit; damage.
The Ninja seems to hop towards the vampire, but when he gets in close enough he quickly vanishes into a fiery flame.
Metal Man (GM): The vampire moves rather slowly this time.
The Ninja appears back with the group and goes back into a defense.
Charles: "Hmph." *uses his open dex and scans this vampire, intrigued as to why it resists being scanned.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles points the dex at it. It makes a last-ditch effort to punch it out of Charles' hands. He is scanned.
Dex: "...DING! Vampire. HP: 899/2200. STR: 30. END: 34. AGI: 36. MNT: 40. 22. Bite: Deals 120. Super Punch: d20+16, Normal Punch: d20+10, damage. An average Vampire of Meier Link's faction. Deadly weak against water. End of entry."
Metal Man (GM): And, of course, there's a red river to the right.
Digifanatic: "What say we knock him into the river?"
Julian: *facepalm.* "Duh... But doesn't it have to be holy? Sounds like a plan..."
Aetos: "But... it's red! How do you know that's not where he SPAWNED from??"
Charles: "Now we see why you didn't want to be scanned."
Vampire: "The fool, I mean genius speaks right. I clearly came forth from those waters."
Aetos: "Maybe you shoulda given me a seed, instead."
The Ninja: "Ah! We have you now, creature of darkness!"
Digifanatic: "Aetos has a point, but if he didn't want to be scanned--never mind."
Aetos: "Anyone have a bottle?"
Digifanatic: "Julian usually has a few."
Aetos: "Will you go collect some of that red stuff? I can knock him in there if that's what you wish."
Julian: "I ain't got none for you. Use your hands."
The Ninja: "I like the knock into water idea."
Digifanatic: "The question is: is he telling the truth about the water? If he really did spawn from there, it could make him stronger. Or is he just trying to fool with our minds and our plan?"
Julian: "Vampires don't spawn from water, ya moron!"
Charles: "Your gullability is only surpassed by your pacifism."
Digifanatic: *sigh.* "Fine, I'll shut up."
The Ninja: "Well, it's not common to see a swimming vampire."
Metal Man (GM): The vampire appears to be thinking.
Digifanatic tries to launch a round of Hyper Beam Matrix at the guy, though he realizes that he is not weak to Light-based moves. Nonetheless, he does it and follows it up with an Upward Slam.
Metal Man (GM): Thinking vampires are dangerous. Miss. Miss.
Aetos positions himself so the vampire is directly between himself and the red river. "Well, whatever then." he holds his hands together, then slowly pulls them apart as a large ball of air swirls imbetween then, growing larger and spinning faster every inch his hands spread. It gets to a medium size, and he launches it at the vampire.
Metal Man (GM): He avoids the swirling air. The vampire looks at all of the Questers, then smirks.
Digifanatic: "I may be silly enough to believe some of the things people say, but it's better than not believing it and paying for it later."
Vampire: "Rather than allow you to kill me, I think it would be better if I alerted my master."
Metal Man (GM): He turns into a mist and seeps away.
Charles: "If that is what comforts you, then believe so."
Aetos: "I really should try to formulate a way to blow air around, instead of just encasing it in spheres and swords and whatnot..."
The Ninja: "I think that was just an excuse to run away like weakling."
Metal Man (GM): The fence up ahead is still in the way. That red river looks threatening, too.
Digifanatic: "After all, the water is red... doesn't that show you that something is odd and that strange things may be going down in it?"
Julian: "You better run!"
Charles: "That Vampire was no weakling."
Julian: "Lata suckas." *Julian jumps and jets over the fence.*
Charles: "Or maybe it is the natural color of water since Kuja commands this world."
Digifanatic: "That could be too. But then again, wouldn't the water at Port Destiny had been red as well?"
Aetos: "Hmph... for those who can't jump, should I attempt to rust this gate up, so someone can beak it open?"
Charles: "Do not think too hard on that."
Digifanatic: "I doubt he'd color-code the water within the bodies to certain regions."
Charles walks up to the gate.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... Sometimes I feel it's better if I let it out, though. I'll admit that." *follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a chain-link fence. It looks old. Julian is on the other side of it.
Digifanatic tries to scan the river's water to see if there is anything odd about it.
Aetos jumps over the fence as well.
The Ninja just jumps over the fence.
Digifanatic just quickly waits to get a tidbit or two before he jumps, but soon will.
Dex: "The water contains high amounts of iron."
Metal Man (GM): *Leap.* *leap.* Over the fence the Questers go.
Charles jumps over it as well.
Metal Man (GM): The path goes straight up: the Questers realize what caused the water to be so red. There's all sorts of broken bits and pieces on the ground.
Julian: "Took you long enough..." *heads up.*
Metal Man (GM): Of some sort of... space ship. The Questers walk around them and are now at the waterfall itself.
The Ninja just scratches his head at this. "What is it?"
Digifanatic tries to examine a piece or two that hasn't been submerged yet to see whose it was.
Charles: "I believe it's some sort of spaceship. We can be curious about it later."
Digifanatic: "Alright, fine."
Metal Man (GM): White-painted steel everywhere. No indication of exactly what it belongs to.
The Ninja: "But it could be important now."
Digifanatic: *keeps on moving.* "Eh, I don't really see anything that could help us.a."
Aetos searches for something shiny or valuable or rare looking... or destructive... or a button...
Charles: "I would normally investigate such phenomona, but I'd rather not stick around and find a vampire near me all alone."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Julian: "It's a space ship, it crashed, we don't know nothin' about it. What's there to talk about?"
The Ninja: "Wise choice. Let's go forward then."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead appears to be behind the waterfall, but the waterfall is too fast and watery to walk through. Aetos discovers a cupholder.
Charles searches on the ground for the pad that made the connections about "When the king sleeps, so do these falls."
Aetos: "I wonder if I can fill this with water?"
Metal Man (GM): The cupholder is sort of a ring. Charles would seen the same pad... it just looks more worn.
Charles: "Here we go."
Julian: "...Anyone got an umbrella?"
Aetos: "Let's see... I'd estimate this is worth about .00004 coin."
Charles gets out his Ressikan flute.
Digifanatic looks to see if there are any forks in the road or such that might prove to not be as wet.
Aetos: "You havn't played in quite a while, Charles..."
Charles: "No need, Julian." *plays the first part of Zelda's Lullaby.*
Metal Man (GM): *Zelda 'Secret Discovered' theme.*
Julian: *looks around for the source of the theme.*
Metal Man (GM): The waterfall abates, and there is a passageway under the waterfall. Unfortunately, there's a metallic door in the way. Julian see it came from the stone Charles was standing on/near.
Charles puts his flute away. "Honestly, you people need to brush up on your knowledge of certain places."
Metal Man (GM): The metallic door has a weird switch... a sort of switch Charles would remember.
Julian: "I ain't exactly musical, hear? 'Sides, we never been to Zora's Domain anyway."
Charles: "I'm sorta thinking this switch is... X-Naut technology."
Aetos shrugs and wonders what might have come from space, on Nintendus.
Julian: "So whatchu gonna do?"
Charles: "Correction, Julian. YOU and me have never been to Zora's Domain." *tries... pushing it.*
Metal Man (GM): The door itself is painted. White steel to boot. The door beeps, and then opens.
The Ninja: "So... Who has been here before?"
Charles: "The other Questers."
Metal Man (GM): It reveals the Zora's domain... but it is changed. No water is inside, and the passageways have metal all over it, like the inside of a ship. Lights flicker on.
Charles: "Ironically, this is one of the places where Meier Link met his demise."
Julian: "...Thought so."
The Ninja: "...Very Sci-fi."
Metal Man (GM): A voice speaks from within.
Julian: "Anyone wonderin' what happened to that fish they got here."
???: "...Valhalla Systems online. Charles L. Magellean, it has been years since you were last here."
Metal Man (GM): A screen mounted on one of the walls flickers on, showing the exact same sort of screen Charles would have used.
Digifanatic: "Whoa... that has been a while."
Aetos: "Digi, you should read through the library more often."
Charles adjusts his contacts.
Metal Man (GM): It shows the ship's status. Most of it has been taken apart and integrated into the mountain.
Digifanatic: "Oh, I know about it."
The Ninja: "...Am I missing something here? I know I am."
Julian: "You an' me both..."
Digifanatic: "It was an old ship that was used for a while and I believe crashed here before we were exiled to Turion."
Charles: "It appears that the remanants of Valhalla Fortress have been here."
???: "Destroyed by Kuja while Doopliss was piloting it, actually."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that sounds about right."
Julian: "...So how the hell's it here?"
The Ninja: "I got it! Charles is a robot sent from the future! And this is his time machine!"
Digifanatic: "Like I said, it crashed here."
???: "Very destructive. But the X-nauts decided to build it into this domain rather than waste it. With Meier Link asleep, not even Kuja knew it was here."
Digifanatic: "And no, Charles is not a robot." *hopes that the ninja was not being sarcastic.*
The Ninja: "Awww..." *Sounds disappointed.*
Charles: "Computer, scan for non-Quester humanoid life signs and vampiric entities."
Julian: "It crashed good enough to only coat Zora's Domain in chrome?"
???: "At the same time, the Zora Sapphire has been protected here. Zora's domain has been protected, though it is no longer the same."
Julian: "...So where is it?"
???: "The X-nauts salvaged my circuits and rebuilt me over Zora's domain. This is Zora's domain. The Zoras were driven away by Kuja, into the depths of the ocean."
Metal Man (GM): The lights in here flicker a little. It's sci-fi, but OLD sci-fi.
Digifanatic tries to get a map of sorts on the Dex as to where the Sapphire is...
The Ninja: "Oooooo!"
Julian: "So where's the Saphirre?"
???: "What is your response, Charles? The only reason I agreed with their little game was to help you when possible. The sapphire... is powering this place."
Aetos is tempted to say 'too bad.'
Digifanatic: "And what would happen as an effect of this place being shut down if we took it?"
???: "Scan complete. Around 50 vampiric entities around the outskirts of this area. Non-humanoid light signs found en masse in ruins of Hyrule Castle town."
The Ninja: "Computer sounds mad. Not Julian mad, but mad none the less."
???: "Unknown life forms inhabiting Death Mountain."
Charles: "Everyone, stop talking all at once."
Julian: "Too bad, we need it."
???: "If the Sapphire is removed, all systems will be powered down."
Julian: "We'll give you an emerald."
???: "That may jeapordize the safety of Zora's domain."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, one of the Chaos Emeralds should keep this place up."
Charles: "Computer, allow highest security clearances to all Questers within my immediate vicinity."
???: "Emerald. Analyzing structure..." A bunch of complex power graphs move around.* "Emerald should be more than enough to keep systems online. Affirmative. All doors set to green status for Questers."
Digifanatic: "Ah, good."
The Ninja: "Chaos... Emerald? That sounds not too safe."
Digifanatic: "Well, that's just part of the name."
Metal Man (GM): There's three ways to go around here: straight ahead, up some stairs, down stairs to the right, or to the immediate left, down into a sort of lounge.
Digifanatic: "If you can work it properly, it can cause chaos to whoever you use it on..."
Julian: *Heads up.*
???: "Chaos emeralds are known for their instability. However, their power can be utilized safely."
Charles: "Stop, Julian."
Digifanatic: "But, in a case like this, it can generate lots of power to systems like this when necessary."
Metal Man (GM): Julian would be walking up to another door, atop a ton of stairs.
Charles: "Computer, upload path from where we currently are to the Zora Sapphire."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone's smash dex would show the path to the right which goes down; it continually goes down like a staircase, apparently, and down to a heavily locked room.
Digifanatic: "Okay, that's good."
Julian: "...A'ight, whateva." *Julian jumps down and hovers down to the lower path, then stair steps down.*
Digifanatic follows Julian downward.
Charles goes downward.
Metal Man (GM): The stairs lead down; various lights are on the walls. As the Questers go down, they begin to hear the sound of water.
The Ninja gives the computer a bow, then goes down the path.
Metal Man (GM): After about 5 sets of stairs, they reach a large, heavily locked door.
Computer: "Clearance level: Infinite. Unlocking main door."
Metal Man (GM): The huge door unbolts itself and swings open slowly, revealing another door.
Computer: "Unlocking secondary door."
Metal Man (GM): The next door slides out of the way, Star Trek style. It reveals a force field.
Computer: "Deactivating defensive force field."
Metal Man (GM): The triforce-like field turns off.
Metal Man (GM): That leaves a wall.
Computer: "Rotating generator room..."
Charles: "What can I say? One can never have too many security protocols."
Metal Man (GM): The wall rotates until it is possible to see into some sort of small room.
Digifanatic: "You have a valid point."
Charles: "Even if I didn't make this."
Computer: "Please step into the transport spinner."
Digifanatic steps in.
Charles steps into it first.
Aetos walks on in.
The Ninja: "Spinner?" *Slowly steps on.*
Metal Man steps aboard. "Hmmm."
Computer: "Locking doors and raising force field for time spent inside classified area."
Metal Man (GM): The doors and stuff shut behind the Questers, then the room rotates. The room now faces what appears to be a hallway engulfed in X-zone energy.
Computer: "Deactivating X-zone instability matrix."
Metal Man (GM): The hallway's X-zone energy fades, making it safe to walk across.
Charles walks across the catwalk.
Digifanatic follos along.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally reach the room.
Aetos: "Now, that is one impressive security system..."
Digifanatic: "You said it."
Metal Man (GM): It's a sphere-shaped room with three pedestals.
Charles: "Most likely made by Grodus."
Metal Man (GM): All three appear to have the Sapphire on them.
Computer: "Deactivating X-zone replicas."
Metal Man (GM): All three of them vanish. A pillar stuck into the top of the room pops out of the ceiling and lowers itself, revealing the Sapphire stuck to electrodes.
Computer: "Security precautions successfully deactivated. You may exchange the sapphire with the emerald."
Julian: "...Man this weird." *Julian digs into his pocket, and pulls out the Purple Emerald.* "Any objections?"
Digifanatic: "Nope. The computer says it's okay."
Charles: "It's useless to you, so none by me."
Metal Man: "I'm all for keeping this place safe."
Digifanatic: "So, with that, I'd say go ahead."
Aetos: "Yeah, but I just don't have a good feeling about it... go ahead though..."
Metal Man (GM): Julian takes the sapphire. For one moment, he holds both the sapphire and the emerald, and in that moment the computer is also temporarily deactivated. He suddenly twitches as his eyes turn freakish...
???: "At last! The Emerald AND the sapphire are mine!"
Metal Man (GM): ...It appears the mysterious man was still in his body all this time.
The Ninja: "Oh damn, not again! Julian should not touch jewels!"
Metal Man (GM): The emerald and sapphire glow sinisterly, and then float out of Julian's hands.The mysterious man floats out of his body, and the two float inside the mysterious man, who solidifies into what appears to be a man in a weird cloak. Julian regains control of his body.
???: "It appears the tables have been turned, what must be the final time."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... I regret asking to hold one of the stones."
Metal Man: "I wouldn't believe that. Not even you could believe that."
Julian: "...YOU SON OF A *CENSORED*!" *Julian draws Vendetta again and tries to stab him.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges out of the way, and then fires a beam of impressively high power at Julian.
Julian: *HAHAHAHAHA-No chance.*
Charles: "Iea pumdurt!! How dare you enter the chambers of former Valhalla."
???: "It appears I had but one hole in my plan... I may have the emerald and the sapphire, but I lack a way out of here."
Metal Man (GM): He tries to go through the wall, but the wall is too thick.
Digifanatic: "Hey Charles, do you mind giving us a lesson in Lunarian sometime?"
Charles: "I do mind."
Metal Man (GM): The ??? seems somewhat puzzled.
Digifanatic: "Okay. Fair's fair."
???: "I'm going to have to learn how to use chaos control to escape this tin-pot hole."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Charles.
???: "Surrender to me or be destroyed."'
Metal Man (GM): Aetos's hand-thingy would be acting up.
Metal Man: "Don't listen to him. There has to be a way to stop him."
Julian gets blasted, but immediately gets back to his feetm ready to lunge. "I ain't nobody's tool!" *Julian tries slashing ??? from behind.*
Aetos glances at it.
Metal Man (GM): He idly floats out of the way.
???: "It's too late for you, jewels. You've fulfilled your purpose." He fires another wave of energy back at Julian.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM*
Aetos takes out the X-zone Crystal and places it in his palm, the one with the marking.
Charles: "Without an apology of entering one Valhalla's chamber, you will not get as so much as a considerable thought out of me... Nilaxl."
Julian: "Nngh..." *Julian crash lands again...*
Aetos glares at the robes man..
Digifanatic: "Need a spray, Julian?"
???: *Begins glowing.* "A clever anagram, but not my name. Rather than apologize, though, I will just have to destroy you."
Metal Man (GM): He raises both hands and fires two beams at Charles.
The Ninja jumps into action and uses another cude ont he end of his staff to try to attack the cloakman.
Metal Man (GM): He floats out of the way. This guy's pretty cheap.
Aetos: "I'm gonna have to use this somehow..."
Metal Man (GM): Ninja does notice, however, the two gems sticking out of his chest.
Digifanatic also decides to join in the apparent free-for-all by trying to pull off a Celestial Fury at the guy... why not at least try?
Metal Man (GM): He floats out of the way as well. Meanwhile, Aetos could size up the situation: There's the empty power source, ??? trying to kill people, Charles on the ground, and Metal trying to think of something.
Charles: "This has gone on long enough. You will not even say your true name, so that is what I will call you by." *moves erratically.*
The Ninja: "I shall defeat you!" *Takes another swing as the ghost man.*
???: "Surrender or I will make sure you are destroyed this time."
Charles gets up.
Metal Man (GM): He flies out of the way as usual. He doesn't seem very vulnerable to attacks, though he seems prone to other problems.
Aetos: "...If I power up this station, the ship might take care of him... If He tries to use chaos Control... I could TRY to null it with the white emerald... I should ask Metal if he has any ideas..."
Metal Man (GM): He seems to fly exactly in the opposite direction he is attacked in.
Aetos: "Er... Metal!?"
Metal Man: "What do you have on you?"
Charles: "Perhaps this will make you consider otherwise."
Aetos: "The power of Chaos and the power of Law."
Charles runs at the man and... attempts to grab one of the jewels.
Digifanatic: "Do it, Aetos. Just try, man."
Metal Man: "Well, it would be nice if the security system was on. Can any of them turn on the system?"
Aetos: "Yes indeed."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, when we power it back up with an Emerald."
Metal Man: "Start it up, then. Immediately!"
Aetos nods and leaps up to the power source holder in the ceiling, holding the White chaos emerald in his left hand, and the X-zone Crystal in his right.
Metal Man (GM): Charles nearly catches him--but he phases out of the way, backwards into one of the walls. The opposite direction of Charles's attack.
The Ninja decides to go into hiding and see if he can get a sneak attack out of the ghost man.
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja hides while the chaos goes on.
Digifanatic looks to see if there are any computers or such he may need to use after Aetos plugs in some juice to the system.
Aetos cackles to himself, and inserts the crystal... knowing but faintly what havoc will ensue.
Metal Man (GM): No computers in this room. The crystal is inserted. It glows with a fierce magitek glow.
Charles turns around, and is he able to try again?
Metal Man (GM): ...Then it spits it out on the ground.
Computer: "Magitek use is forbidden by user Charles L. Magellean." *Shuts back down.*
Digifanatic: "Dang it."
Aetos: "Oh cmon... No eXtreme X-zone rays of doom?"
Digifanatic: "Okay, try the Emerald."
Julian stirs. "You ain't gettin' away with this!" *Julian suddenly lunges from his prone positions and tries to grab the Sapphire.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles, once again, causes the guy to float to the other end of the room.
Aetos catches the crystal as it falls, and plugs in the Chaos Emerald instead... slightly disappointed.
Metal Man (GM): Julian causes him to float to yet another edge of the room, exactly the opposite of Julian's movement.
???: "You can never catch me."
Charles: "...Julian! Try it again!"
The Ninja jumps out of the shadows as soon as the ghostman moves in one direction and tries once more to hit him.
Digifanatic: "My goodness, he is fast."
Metal Man (GM): The emerald is plugged in.
Computer: "Systems online. Intruder detected."
Digifanatic: "There we go..."
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja, by nature of the crit, manages to nick him. For normal damage.
Digifanatic: "Nice, guys."
???: "Your attacks are worthless against me."
Julian: "...Better idea. Charles! Try and snatch it again!" *positions himself in the opposiste direction of where Charles would have to move.*
Metal Man (GM): Laser guns appear out of the ceiling and begin blasting the man. He raises a force field. However, it cannot block flesh. Only lasers.
Charles goes after the man again.
???: "Try as hard as you want, I cannot be defeated."
Digifanatic tries to copy Julian's actions, but in a third direction as well.
Metal Man (GM): He floats backwards towards Julian.
Julian immediately tries snatches the Sapphire when he gets close enough.*
Metal Man (GM): He then floats right back towards Charles.
The Ninja: "You will be defeated!" *goes back into hiding.*
Metal Man (GM): The stuff in his chest sure looks powerful. He looks irritated.
Julian: "Keep going!"
Charles: "This isn't working!" *does it again.*
Julian: "We'll wear him out!"
Digifanatic tries to intercept the man in between the two!
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja, meanwhile, hides.
The Ninja: *poof.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles causes him to move backwards, and then in a third direction to evade Digi. He's now on the south-wall, facing the power electrode and back against the wall.
Charles: "We need a different plan."
Julian: "Box him in!" *Julian tries another snatch, trying to back him into the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): He moves towards Charles.
Charles does his part.
???: "I cannot get tired when I have near-infinite power."
Metal Man (GM): He moves towards Julian.
Julian: *Keeps trying to box him in.*
The Ninja is moving in for the perfect timing to join the crowd.
Metal Man (GM): He moves right back towards Charles.
Digifanatic tries to figure out if he is completely backed up or if there's breathing space between him and the electrode.
Julian: "If we back him to the wall, he won't have anywhere to go!"
Charles breaks out in laughter.
Metal Man (GM): There's space between the man and the electrode. Digi is behind the man, who is sent near Julian again.
???: "You must like playing pong, because this will not work."
Metal Man (GM): He moves back towards Charles.
Digifanatic tries to run behind Julian, in between the man and the wall.
Charles: "Well you must sure as hell enjoy this."
The Ninja then gets an idea and uses his spider climb to get above the ghost while in hiding.
Digifanatic then tries to intercept him again.
???: "A shame you are not frustrated."
Metal Man (GM): He moves backwards... towards the electrode.
Digifanatic: "It's working!"
Metal Man (GM): The stones in him contact the electrode. He becomes highly electrified.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Charles: "...Yeah, this might work..."
Aetos sighs, and holds out the X-zone Crystal in his scarred hand... he reaches into his inner mind and focuses on the powers of the crystal.
Digifanatic: "Got it!"
???: "Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Not again!"
Julian: "Oh yeah!"
Metal Man (GM): He glows an extremely bright shade of white, before then exploding. The gems fly out of him where his chest used to be.
Julian catches the Sapphire.
Computer: "Intruder has been annihilated."
Aetos is attempting to create a barrier around the jewels, t-- nevermind.
Charles catches the emerald.
Digifanatic: *pounds fist with palm.* "Nice one, guys."
Aetos: "Guys... he could have used the emerald, why didn't he?"
Computer: "He did not know how to use chaos control."
Julian: "'Cause he didn't have any memories?"
Charles: "An advantage for us."
Metal Man: "Good work. I was almost on the verge of that idea when he suddenly flew into the electrode."
Charles replaces the white emerald with the purple emerald.
Computer: "Power transfer complete. Moving power source back to secure area."
The Ninja appears right next to Julian. "And we make sure angry person touches no jewels."
Metal Man (GM): The purple emerald is moved right back into the ceiling. Three fakes appear on the pedestals.
Charles: "Three fake emeralds. Good. Let's leave now."
Julian: "Shut your face."
Aetos: "I agree..."
Computer: "Corridor is ready for exit. I have a warp tile ready for you to go home with."
Julian: "Good idea."
Metal Man (GM): The hallway back out is safe.
Digifanatic: "Thank you... phew."
Julian: "Les' get dese stones back and kill Meier Link so I can whomp Aetos in the Arena again."
Metal Man (GM): And from there, the Questers may exit, via the large amount of security measures.
Digifanatic starts heading back out.
Aetos goes wit 'em, looking at the scar on his hand. "Why did it react to him?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on out. After exiting their way to the base of the stairs,a convenient warp tile home is seen.
Aetos: *Follows behind everyone.*
Charles stops and looks at this base.
Julian: *Warp warpin'.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone else is warped to HQ. +10,000 coins to everyone.
Charles: "The remnants of the great momument of my presence on this world so long ago. It MUST not be in vain." *leaves as well, determined to avenge Valhalla.*
Aetos: "What do you plan to do about it?"
Julian: "Kick yo' ***, is what."
Digifanatic: "Well, that was quite interesting."
The Ninja: "Let's not be fighting right now! We're almost done with quest and soon we get to go home!"
Julian: "We are done with the quest! All we gots ta' do is hand over the jewel!" *exits the Warp Room and heads to the Big Room*
Digifanatic continues on.