Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 275: Kuja's Last Stand
Date: April 29th, 2006.
Metal Man (GM): Outta nowhere, Julian shows up. I should say, he jets on up outta the hole in the center of the floor, which shuts right back. He, two, is supered up, doubling his to-hit and damage and the ability of his weapons.
Julian: "Man that was weird..."
Metal Man (GM): His stats are doubled too, though the attacks and HP aren't recalculated with the doubled stats. With a limit o' 50, of course.
Kuja: "Took you long enough. I think I won't be so tardy in destroying you all."
Julian: "Looks like they don't even need my help, but I 'spose I help kick your *** just the same!" *punches fist into palm all menacey-like.*
Kuja: "...You shall no longer have a fist when I burn it off with energy hotter than the sun itself."
Julian: "Says you."
Kuja: "All of you shall die painful, explosive deaths."
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay Julian, let's stop the trash just this once...)
Charles would say to calm himself... but nah! He just ...stands there, muttering under his own breath... aligning his focus. "Boot to the Head."
Metal Man (GM): Charles kicks him in the head. Quickly.
Charles: *Whoosh.* as his foot connects to the wizard's head.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja preemptively holds out his arm, points at Julian, and yells...
Charles hops on the other foot. "Kuja's has really tough skin."
Aetos: "ZMOJOIASHDIASHGDASD." *can't say anything right, watching the carnage that could ensue upon himself.*
Metal Man (GM): The attack fizzles out. He looks at his hands.
Kuja: "I guess I'll let you live for a few more seconds."
Aribar: "Your magic is weak, Kuja!"
Charles continues to shake the foot that connected to Kuja's head. "Daaaymn this hurts."
Kuja: "You have never seen my trance mode, elfling mortal."
Julian: "You gonna be reversin' that when we done with ya!" *Julian starts his turn by launches his Fedora at Kuja with a HAT TRICK!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit, miss.
Digifanatic does take that one as a warning...
Julian catches his fedora on the return, then rears back and launches towards Kuja's forehead with a KO PUNCH!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit again.
Julian: *SOCK! 114 damages.* *And Julian ain't done! He jumps back, and finishes off with a Winding Kick!* *Or not.*
Metal Man (GM): He ducks under the kick.
Aribar realizes he is VERY vulnerable now so he downs a Blue Potion, revitalizing him a little bit.*
Digifanatic goes for a Fire Punch and then defends.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aetos uses an uppercut against Kuja. As his fist is rising, a trail of wind flows off of it.
Metal Man (GM): Using the uppercut, you upperc... I thought Aetos couldn't hit him. *Hit.*
Kuja: "You... you aren't supposed to be able to hit me!"
Aetos: "Why not?"
Charles: "How many times have you been surprised now? Four..five?"
Digifanatic: "Close enough, now just get 'im!"
Kuja: "...The fact you're alive irritates me."
Julian: "Why am I not convinced? Now you gonna shut up and take your beatin' like a good boy, or we gonna have to shut you up?"
Kuja: "...You shall regret those words."
Charles is done talking for now. His hands glow with the power of the star rod. He does nothing for his remaining turn. End of Turn.
Metal Man (GM): He looks... angrier.
Charles: "...Please don't make the God angry. We dread it when he's angry."
Metal Man (GM): Comets streak through the sky, at a far higher speed than any of his other attacks.
Julian: "Don't matter. He ain't gonna be around much longer." *LUCKY 2.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar gets nailed with two comets for 250 damage each, while Digi is hit by one, Julian is hit by 3 (for 250 each), and Aetos is hit by only one, while Charles takes 4 (250 each) The ceiling's all screwed up from all those nice and big holes he made in it.
Aribar uses his chaos-enhanced reflexes to dodge a few comets, but is still nailed by others.*
Digifanatic's defense softens a bit under 10% of that blow. "You guys alright?"
Aetos stands there and the comet bounces off his rather tough skin. "Oh, owwww..."
Charles is then lowered more.
Julian: "That all you got?!" *Julian apparently likes taunting the unkillable God. Julian reaches behind himself and draws out...*
Aribar: "Hurtin', but still kickin'..."
Kuja: "...I'll bring out something even more powerful, then."
Julian: *A Pool Cue! Which he then smashes over the head of Kuja!*
Metal Man (GM): Aaand he is smacked by it.
Julian: *SMASH! The cue splinters into a bajillion pieces as Kuja takes 104 damages.*
Digifanatic: .oO(And I thought a microwave and a golf club were weird enough...)
Aribar downs another Blue Potion. The elf now is just moderately covered in burn marks instead of severely covered. He's yet again biding his time for a large magical assault.*
Charles is low to the ground, clutching his chest... being a bit hard to breathe. "Genome... if it will target and truly hurt that loud-mouth... BY ALL MEANS. Do it."
Kuja: "I will annihilate him utterly."
Digifanatic just repeats his last turn... Fire Punch and defense.
Charles smiles maliciously, yet no one can see it.
Metal Man (GM): He blocks the punch.
Aetos holds the keyblade outwards facing Kuja, and a ball of air forms at the tip, it grows bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger... *repeats.* *Charging Air Blast.*
Digifanatic: "I'm not concerned about this..."
Kuja: "If you want a bigger explosion, give me your sword so I can use it against him."
Digifanatic: "And Charles... why are you wanting for him to launch on Julian?"
Julian: "Yeah man, what's up with that?"
Charles: "...No..no..no crossfire today..." *He lifts up his arm, pointing it at Kuja. He has trouble saying some words under his own breath, with the Star Rod glowing. Two beams of lightning, side-by-side, fly to Kuja.*
Kuja: "He isn't quite as much a Quester as all of you are. Hmmmhmmmhmmm."
Metal Man (GM): Charles' lucky day; Kuja is too busy to really react to the first, and then gets hit by the other.
Kuja: "Grrrrr... you... shalll... DIE! ULTIMA!!!!"
Julian: "...Aw hell."
Charles: "Ohhh nooo..."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up both hands, glows red, and then fires a MASSIVE GREEN RAY OF DESTRUCTION at Julian.
Digifanatic: "Oh man."
Metal Man (GM): ... if it's even possible to dodge that.
Aetos stands there charging up his air blast.
Charles: "...?" *Quizzically Looks to where the ray hits.*
Aetos: "Ladeeda... Oh, pretty lights."
Metal Man (GM): Julian makes a good attempt at dodging it. In fact, he dodged it...
Kuja: "I would look behind you if I were you."
Metal Man (GM): The beam SWERVES AROUND MID-AIR and flies at Julian yet again.
Aribar looks at what has become of Ultima... Ooh. That'll hurt.*
Digifanatic: "OH MY..."
Metal Man (GM): *KERSPLODE.*
Metal Man (GM): 5000 damage, which takes out another HUGETASTIC hole in the tower wall. Kuja falls on his knees, visibly drained from that. He probably won't attack for a bit.
Charles: "...My word."
Digifanatic: "I thought that attack limited one to a bare thread of life."
Julian: *...Yeah, Julian ain't there no more.*
Charles: "...Kuja... that... was amazing."
Kuja: "...That was only by choice, firstly, and then The Void, secondly."
Aribar: "Well, whatever it does let's just avenge Julian! Attack Kuja while he's down!" *still stands back behind the others as the magical artillery of the group. Moonlight's trip traces a circle in the air which separates into four magical orbs of energy. They spin and spiral over and under the shortsword before Aribar unleashes the command word to have them all fly at Kuja.*
Kuja: "You strike a man when he's down? I shall destroy you next!But you do not infuriate me enough to destroy you so quickly..."
Digifanatic: "Ari, I wouldn't get greedy on power like that."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja, once again, is burnt and blasted. He's looking sorta ticked off now. However, not quite as angry as he was at Julian.
Digifanatic decides to give Ari a shot of Healing Spray.
Aribar: "I couldn't do that again if I wanted to..." *The elf pants from the drain of magic that took.*
Digifanatic goes for one more Light Ray on Kuja to boot.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja weaves out of the way.
Aetos finishes charging up the last bit of wind energy into the air blast. This ball of wind is very large, and it launches itself off the keyblade into Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* It knocks him flat on his back. He gets up, but slowly.
Charles hears the word, "Strike a man while he's down." Those words remind him of who he is. He completely passes on attacking while Kuja is down.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja stands up. He looks visibly damaged.
Metal Man (GM): He glows, and recovers 500 HP.
Aribar: .oO(Honor a god as evil Kuja by not striking him when he's down? ...Dunno if that's stupid or smart.)
Metal Man (GM): Julian returns.
Julian: *A generic blue warp portal opens up where Julian WAS standing, only to have Julian rise out if it.* "...Now you done gone and TICKED ME OFF!" *Julian launches the Hat Trick at him but runs in with it, aiming for a Snap Jab while the hat does its work!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit crit crit.
Digifanatic: "I'd say someone better guard Julian."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kuja: "...I shall only increase my power with your insubordination."
Charles: "You would increase your power regardless of the situation."
Aribar: "My protective spells only effect myself, and my curative spells... May possibly be useful."
Digifanatic: "If nobody else wants to... I'll be willing."
Julian: *SNAP JABBED! 84 damage, then Julian tries a Gut Kick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *KICKED! Julian then jumps back, reaches into his back pocket and pulls out Vendetta's hilt! He ignites it, then starts going crazy on Kuja with the Whirlwind Slasher!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Aribar decides to take it a bit defensive now by casting Mage Armor on himself.*
Julian jumps back from the PWNage and grabs his hat.* "And tha's how you do it!"
Digifanatic attempts an Upward Slam followed by a Light Ray... heading to defend Julian immediately afterwards.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Aetos twirls the keyblade over his head, and soon a cyclone envelopes him. He is more protected and deals more damage from this Cyclone Armor.
Charles: "I don't want to be picky but isn't Ultima more... spherical than ray-shaped?"
Kuja: "I control what magic looks like in this realm."
Charles: "That's true... you do have a power in this realm than in others." *remembers vividly what happened 10-12 years ago Nintendus time.*
Metal Man (GM): Charles deals 10,000 remembrance damage. Just kidding.
Charles mutters under his breath, using Power Up on himself. He then shoots Lightning at Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): He dodges away from the lightning.
Kuja: *Glows red.* "I'll teach you to attack a God. FLARE STAR!"
Metal Man (GM): He holds out his hands, and a massive star of flare energy threatens everyone.
Aetos shields his eyes.
Aribar attempts to will the magical energy away from the elf. . Failing.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Aetos take the full 500. Julian evades; Charles evades.
Julian: "Pah! You can't hit nothin'!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles takes 250 damage.
Aribar: "I *cough.* beg to differ, Julian... Try this on for size!" *The elf tosses Moonlight into the air and snaps his fingers, an explosion of magical energy engulfing Kuja from behind. As the light show ends Aribar catches his sword from the air.*
Charles is lowered to the ground again.
Digifanatic: .oO(Don't think you can get all cocky and arrogant cause I can't evade that...) *also holds his ground, just Fire Punching and defending.*
Aetos charges up another air blast completely... chargety charge some more...
Charles looks behind the others... wondering where Metal and the others are.
Metal Man (GM): They stand behind.
Metal Man: "We'll reinforce you if you get in trouble. This is really your fight."
Charles looks to Kuja and the group... again... and again... and again... all the while really puzzled. "Is there like... some kind... of..field that prevents your attacks from reaching behind us?"
Aetos: "I agree."
Kuja: "...No, but by the time my attacks hit you, they appear to avoid them."
Charles: "...You realize that it doesn't make sense."
Julian: "Does it matter?"
Kuja: "...Now what could be making something that strange happen? Bah! I don't care. Just miss me already!"
Charles points towards uhhh... Digi. He gives him Power Up for a while and ends his turn.
Charles looks to Kuja and to group again. "Uhh... uhh... you aren't responsi--*waves his hand.*---ah screw it."
Kuja: "I shall end this, soon enough. Regardless of the strange ether which seems to protect your audience... REFLECT!"
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja is surrounded by a strange barrier.
Aribar: "Be wary of using projectile attacks!"
Julian: "Yo, Reflect only works on ranged attacks, right?"
Kuja: "No, it works only on close-range attacks."
Digifanatic: "He's not going to tell you that; are you crazy?"
Charles: "I am aware of the powers of Reflect."
Aetos can't hear anything happening... the air being absorbed all around him is creating a loud vacuum.
Digifanatic: "Well, Kuja certainly isn't. Or not..."
Kuja: "What do you mean? I warned Charles about his sword. Reflect will reflect all of your close-range attacks."
Charles: "The magic spell Reflect reflects spells."
Julian: "A'ight, les' experiment then..." *Julian walks up to Kuja, and tries... a Snap Jab.*
Digifanatic hears what Charles says and immediately trusts him.
Metal Man (GM): The jab goes through the field and smacks Kuja.
Aribar: .oO(Kuja, are you really so arrogant and overconfident to give us true advice? ... Nope.)
Julian: "Pa-chow!" *84 damages. Julian follows up with a Gut Kick!*
Metal Man (GM): It appears he wanted to trick the Questers into hitting themselves. Having been successful at that before, it makes sense. Miss.
Julian then rears back, and finishes with a KO PUNCH!
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aribar downs a Blue Potion, definitely not feeling his best at the moment.
Digifanatic starts to walk towards Aetos...
Charles: "Also... Metal. You're a Quester as much as the rest of us! Why are you with 'support'?"
Metal Man: "...I don't exactly feel that good for some reason."
Digifanatic tries to shake his head and wave his arms in trying to tell him that he shouldn't launch his charge.
Aetos: "Digi go fight!"
Digifanatic: "Don't fire it! It's going to hit you back!"
Aetos can't even hear his own words as they come out, let alone Digi's... and you know how clueless Aetos is.
Digifanatic makes more body language, signaling something shooting out of his body, pointing towards Kuja, and pointing back at himself, acting like he got hit with something, then falling over.
Charles speaks in a lot of Lunarian under his breath. Curse words at the illogical crap that is going on.
Aetos blinks... .oO(What an oddball...)
Metal Man (GM): Charles definitely feels something odd.
Julian: "Digi! Forget Aetos, if he gets hit he gets hit! Focus, man!"
Digifanatic: "Okay, okay..."
Metal Man (GM): While everything Kuja does is legit, the people hanging back is strange.
Digifanatic attempts one more Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): Kuja seems visibly wounded; a shock, really, as he even tried to heal himself.
Aetos releases the Air blast and it blasts through the air toward Kuja.
Digifanatic: "No! What are you doing?"
Metal Man (GM): It bounces off of him and flies at Aribar.
Kuja: "Hah hah hah! Eat your ally's attack!"
Aribar is... Wait. That may miss.
Aetos watches. "Oh... that's interesting..."
Aribar rolls out of the way of that attack. "Aetos, I should Terrorbolt you for that!"
Aetos suddenly gets what Digi was doing.
Digifanatic: "I tried to tell you to not do that!"
Metal Man (GM): Charles becomes... distracted. Something... is wrong. His sword... helps him sense it.
Charles stops mid-cursing.
Aetos: "I see... you should know that it's impossible to hear when the air around you is rapidly shifting into one spot... but the physics lesson is for later."
Charles: "Uhh... hate to interrupt."
Metal Man (GM): Also, the reflect dissipates.
Digifanatic: "Could you at least see what I was mimicking?"
Aetos: "Now I can."
Kuja: "Interrupt? If you stop fighting, I will continue to attack, regardless of who or what you are."
Aetos is listening to Charles...
Digifanatic: "Alright, alright... but if you can tell the faintest of bubbles like the one he just had... whatever you do, don't shoot."
Charles: "No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no. It's isn't like that, sir."
Digifanatic: "Or whatever he had..."
Aetos looks at his hand... the scar is hidden, but he secretly makes it reappear to see if it's acting up.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja looks impatient; better hurry up, as he appears ready to unleash another tirade.
Charles takes out his sword. He holds the hilt to his head.
Metal Man (GM): The scar appears; it seems energized faintly, but otherwise not effected. Charles feels some sort of strange high-pitched noise coming from Kuja. It's like hurting him is breaking something. Probably his ego. >.>
Aetos: "What is that noise?"
Charles: "Something other than Kuja is coming from Kuja."
Kuja: "Nonsense. I am Kuja."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up a fist... Charles' speech angers him.
Aribar: "Is now really a good time for your philosophy trips, Charles?"
Aetos looks behind Kuja.
Kuja: "I will destroy you for such heresy."
Charles: "I'm serious. This sword only reacts when there's imbalance somewhere."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos sees nothing too odd, sans how all those attacks missed Metal and co. behind the battle.
Julian: "So what you want us to do about it?"
Kuja: "...You are the imbalance. You must be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja holds out a hand, feeling the room with his God-like power.
Kuja: "...Yes... you are the imbalance. That high-pitched noise confirms it."
Charles: "I don't know. What I DO know is that there's something other than Kuj---you hear the high-pitched noise too?"
Kuja: "You and the Questers are the noise, and it comes strongly from most of you."
Julian: "What noise!?"
Digifanatic: "I have no idea..."
Charles: "If I didn't know better, I'd say... chaos is in this room, Mr. Tribal."
Kuja: "...For some reason, it does not come from the crowd sitting out of this fight."
Aribar: "You people are hearing things!" .oO(I hope...)
Kuja: "...It is no matter. The victor can settle the imbalance themselves!"
Charles: "And it isn't from us, so don't bother pinning us with it." *puts his sword away.*
Aetos makes the scar fade from his hand again.
Charles: "I digress. Please. Continue."
Kuja: "I shall devastate this chaotic imbalance..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Aetos.
Kuja: "The sound you make is most hideously detuned. Allow me to fix you."
Charles looks to Aetos as well... curious.
Digifanatic is a bit curious as well..
Metal Man (GM): He holds up a fist, which becomes sheathed in white energy.
Kuja: "FLARE! DESTROY THIS CHAOTIC BEING!"
Metal Man (GM): He seems to not be fooling with this attack, either. *BLAMMO* It is like being burned to the core. Aetos is set to 1 HP and... cured... of the chaotic energy inside him.
Aetos covers his eyes with his arms.
Metal Man (GM): In fact, the tattoo vanishes.
Aribar: .oO(... What exactly is wrong with Aetos? Now he's called a chaotic being? ... Focus on the battle, idiot!)
Kuja: "There... your boogieman is gone, Mr. Magellean. I can resume killing you all."
Digifanatic sees all of the sparklish character of Aetos disappear... "Oh man."
Aetos lies there now, extremely wounded.
Charles: "Thank you for ridding Aetos of the influence of... The Void, Kuja."
Aribar: "Perhaps when we're not fighting a god to save Nintendus you'll tell us what happened to Aetos?"
Kuja: "I am the controller of order; you, being the next in line with him, shall be killed together."
Aetos staggers, trying to stand up. "Buhh..."
Julian: "Aetos!" *Julian reaches into his back pocket and pulls out... A red and white PEZ Tablet! Which is then handed over to Aetos.* "Eat this. Fix ya right up."
Aetos starts to chew it in his mouth.
Digifanatic: "You still have one of those?"
Julian: *MAX SHROOMed.*
Kuja: "Fool... you continue to harm order by healing the wicked. There shall be no more left of you in the end."
Aetos: *All better.*
Charles senses for that odd presence again.
Metal Man (GM): Charles senses Aetos being clean; but Charles senses the presence again; it now appears to be coming from... Julian? How odd.
Julian: "I bought the rest of 'em. An' I dun' care about that, he's on our side and we're in a battle, so that's all that counts right about now!"
Aribar tries to detect if that Reflect shield is still around Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): It's gone.
Julian: "...Anyone thought of Dexing Kuja?"
Aribar fires a Magic Missile and Star Storm at Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): Good roll, then two horrid ones.
Aetos stands hearty now. He looks to have an idea in his head as he looks at Charles.
Digifanatic tries to do nothing but guard Aetos and defend twice.
Aetos: "Hmm? Thanks Digi, but shouldn't I be guarding you?"
Digifanatic: "Doesn't matter... Someone should be guarding something. Regardless of what."
Charles: "Well... Kuja's guarding his throne. Does that count?"
Aetos looks up at the ceiling to see if he could fit through any of the meteor holes if he jumped.
Metal Man (GM):Aetos could. They're huge holes.
Aetos does so, to bide a little time to himself. he leaps as far as he can through the ceiling, into the air.
Digifanatic: *sigh.* .oO(Never mind...)
Metal Man (GM): Easy enough, Aetos leaps high, high into the sky, above the tower itself.
Julian: "...So much for that."
Metal Man (GM): It's a long way down from here.
Aetos pulls out the X-zone Crystal and examines it, if anything happened to it from the Flare.
Metal Man (GM): It looks the same.
Aetos quickly pulls out a poster board and a black marker and scribbles on some words. He will land any time after that... *Behind Kuja, if he can.*
Metal Man (GM): Aetos scribbles words and is falling... but won't land yet.
Charles: "There's a 'boogeyman' haunting Julian now."
Julian: "Wha? I got rid of that guy."
Charles: "Just wanted to say."
Aribar: "... Charles, try not to give our enemy targets for his divine wrath."
Charles: "You... speak of logic." *moves forward, moving to a near side, thrusting his elbow into the side of Kuja.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Charles uses this momentum to try to attack him with a quick jab to the face.
Metal Man (GM): Charles just *Insert bad word here.* miss.
Kuja: "...FLARE STAR!"
Aribar is in for a world of pain since he can't dispel that attack. .*
Metal Man (GM): Charles evades the attack. 500 damage to everyone who was too slow. Aetos is still falling. Digi is saved by... a flying circus. I mean his dodging. 250 damage to him, though, since he has no evasion.
Charles ducks. "Holy Crap! That was close."
Julian: "...A'ight, that kinda hurt..." *DEX.*
Digifanatic still has a large chunk of HP left... he's not concerned.
Metal Man (GM): *DEX.*
Dex: "...DING! KUJA TRIBAL--GOD OF NINTENDUS. HP: 3366/12,000. STR: 50. END: 50. AGI: 50. MNT: 50. AC: 30. DEF: 20. Scan for other abilities-- he has a massive amount of data."
Julian: *And again!*
Dex: "Black Magic Spell Effect. Firaga 1000 fire damage. Thundaga 1000 electric damage. Blizzaga 1000 ice damage. Wateraga 1000 water damage. Windaga 1000 wind damage. Quakega 1000 earth damage. Graviga Reduces HP by 3/4. Death Kills in a single hit; rarely works. (1 in d100) Flare 1000 non-elemental damage. Flare Star 500 non-elemental damage to all enemies. Osmose Steals 100 SP. Drain Steals 300 HP. Ultima Deals massive damage to one target. Comet 5 250 damage hits to all enemies. Doomsday Kills everyone. And I MEAN everyone. Including him. More data is available."
Julian: *One more time!*
Charles: "...For some reason, this seems like the same data we had on him when he first appeared on Nintendus."
Dex: "White Magic Spell Effect. Full Life Restores someone to full HP after they've died. Curaga Restores 500 HP. Holy Inflicts massive holy damage. Protect Cuts physical damage in half. Shell Cuts special move damage in half. Regen Causes HP to gradually rise. Auto-Life Automatically resurrect someone when they have fallen. Float Causes someone to float. Wind damage is doubled under this effect. Reflect Causes ranged attacks to bounce back at whoever shot them. More data is available."
Aribar drops Moonlight and Dexes Kuja.*
Dex: "...DING! Blue Magic Spell Effect. Mighty Guard Puts subject under Protect, Shell, NulBlaze, NulShock, NulEarth, NulWind, NulFrost, and NulTide status effects. Doom Counts down to auto-KO. More data available."
Digifanatic just goes for another Light Punch and a Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss.
Aetos would wait until he lands now, but trying to position himself in front of the Questers, behind Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos crashes in through the roof, and lands behind Kuja. ...Standing atop his dead throne, now.
Kuja: "...Get off of my throne, fool!"
Aetos: "Hahahaha! Oh the symbolism." He reaches his hand out to Kuja. "Give me your power!" he closes his eyes and tries to mimic one of Kuja's attacks.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos gains Shell. It cuts special move damage in half. It only lasts one round and covers one person, and takes 4 TP to cast.
Aetos sits down on the throne comfortably and snaps his fingers, creating this Shell barrier around him.
Julian: "...Aetos, this' gonna end up like one'a those times again..."
Charles: "Or, it might've pushed Kuja over the edge."
Charles: "..." *Will not attack, but dex.*
Dex: "...DING! Eidolon Description. Leviathan A sea serpent of incredible power. Uses water magic to great effect. Bahamut The King of Dragons. Has incredible strength, speed, and power. Neo Bahamut ??? Ark Dark Eidolon from another world. May cause total annihilation. Eden Holy Eidolon from another world. Can send people to a dimension of chaos. End of entry."
Julian: "...The hell's an Eidolon?"
Aribar: "I am not familiar with that term."
Charles: "...I forgot that you were capable of summoning, especially Lord Bahamut as well."
Aetos looks at that list and snickers.
Charles puts away Garrick's dex and proceeds to go to a side, and use his elbow to thrust into Kuja again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kuja: "Allow me to demonstrate how futile your action is, demon."
Aetos: "You're the only demon here."
Metal Man (GM): He fires another deadly ray, though this time it flies at Aetos... and he appears even angrier.
Aribar: "I fear he shall Trance soon!"
Metal Man (GM): He blasts Aetos off the throne, dealing 2000 damage to you... AFTER HALVING. He's roughly doubled in power/anger.
Aetos flips through the air and slides along the ground...
Metal Man (GM): He then walks to his throne, which is (oddly) unharmed, and stands atop it.
Aetos, however, laughs and pulls himself up off the ground.
Kuja: "Clearly my power is not impressive enough. I shall soon have to summon... help."
Aetos: "Not if I do it first..."
Azure appears, walking in slowly. He doesn't say much at all. His eyes gaze forward to Kuja with his intentions clear. "Summons... they're avatars in my world. You won't be the only one calling on their aid in some form."
Charles: "You really ARE a clone of Skyhigh. The art of summoning is not something than can merely be mimicked."
Julian: "...Aetos, again I gotta mention this turning into one of your moments..." *He reaches behind him and pulls out...*
Aribar: "Azure! Kuja, your time on this world has just been shortened considerably."
Julian: *A Trash can! A Big metal one, at that! Julian holds it at both ends and tries to smash it over Kuja's head!*
Kuja: "Shorten infinity, and it is still infinity."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Julian: *134 damages!* "Alright, I got your pattern down, les' see if I can do somethin' with this..." *Julian holds out his right palm towards Kuja and waves it around a bit, trying a Mimic!*
Metal Man (GM): Reflect. Causes ranged attacks to bounce back at whoever shot them. Takes 4 TP, lasts one round, blahda blahda.
Julian: *But not now! 'Cause he's out of energy for this turn.*
Aribar has another blast of magical energy erupt behind Kuja.*
Digifanatic plans to attack with a standard smack followed by another Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Aetos walks up to Kuja, "I'm determined to take your world away from you." He reaches his hand out to absorb another move of Kuja's.
Metal Man (GM): Quakega. 1000 earth damage. (+MNT mod)
Aetos ends his turn.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick warps in. Outta nowhere.
Garrick (GM): Out of a shaft of golden light that appeared near the back of the party, an armored and masked fighter suddenly warps in. He's decked in black armor with green gears and underarmor, a sliverish shield on his left arm, and a glowing blue and silver sword in his right hand.
Digifanatic: "What is going on...?"
Aribar: "... This must be one of those Eidolon things!"
Metal Man: *Points at the guy.* "...It's a ripoff of me! Bah!"
Julian: "...Who's 'dis joker?"
Garrick's surveys the area, and if first movement is to look at Charles and slowly shake his head twice, hoping he at least knows to keep his mouth shut. He then looks at Kuja, drops into stance... and charges him. He sword streaks to horizontally once, then vertically a second time.
Kuja: "...Did I really need another enemy? No."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick misses twice; Kuja blocks Garrick with his sleeves.
Aribar: "Okay... Allied against Kuja at least."
Julian: "'Long as he does that, he's good with me."
Garrick leaps back in a huge, slow backflip before landing and dropping into a stance similar to what Link takes.
Azure: "The spirits are uneasy. Forced to help aid such a master." He sighs as he removes his hood for the first time ever in battle. His blue orbs focus on Kuja as they give off a mystic feel when they finally link up with Kuja's eyes. *mimic.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, Azure."
Metal Man (GM): Azure mimics... Neo Bahamut. Hmmm... the knowledge to summon a spirit... feels a bit advanced, even for super Azure.
Azure: "A celestial avatar... I've never even dared... to call upon their aid..."
Aribar: "Y'know, we are facing a god here. If there ever was a time to call upon their aid this would be it!"
Digifanatic: "Yes, but wouldn't they recognize Kuja and turn against us?"
Azure: "Gods don't come this close to defeat." Azure goes into a defensive stance, collecting his thoughts on what he should do. Patience activated +20% defense increase.
Charles: "Summoning does not work like that."
Kuja: "They have obeyed my command since I destroyed their original land. Why they would serve you, beings of no power, is beyond me."
Aribar: "Beings of no power? Not long ago you were surprised and outraged to be harmed by us!"
Azure: "Just because an avatar is summoned by someone of great power. It doesn't mean they wish to fight with you. They are linked to the very fabric of creation in all of its aspects. Destruction is fed into them only by your sick will."
Garrick is just standing there, sizing up an opportunity to take... he looks for a stepping stone, of sorts, maybe something to get some airtime and use the downward momentum to cause some extra damage.
Digifanatic: "Azure... and fed to the point where they won't listen to anybody but who fed them that?"
Julian: "...SO you gonna call 'em or not?"
Charles uses this time to attack with a rising uppercut.
Azure: "I can't be sure what happened to the spirits from his world. Those that followed me from mine still are linked to my heart. But I fight alongside them... not order them. I pray these spirits find peace. Another reason for Kuja to fall here."
Digifanatic: "Look at all the beings of this planet besides us. We can tell them and tell them all we want about how evil Kuja is, but they won't listen because they've been forced to worship him and him only. They would kill us for heresy if we tried."
Charles misses, or is blocked.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. HP: 3690/12,000.
Julian: "...So you AREN'T goin' to call him?"
Kuja: "You've forced me to do this... since you taunt me with trying to use my own Eidolon against me, I shall tear you apart with him."
Julian: "Aw hell."
Digifanatic: "And look what you did."
Charles: "That's something I'd expect from Aetos."
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a hand, and rings glow about it. Suddenly, a roar is heard... a huge roar.
Garrick: *silently, inside his armor.* "Mark, turn scanners to full, now. I want all data on this."
Metal Man (GM): Then the roof is blown off by the wings of a massive... dragon.
Mark: "Massive energy reading! Danger! Danger! DANGER!"
Metal Man (GM): The dragon flaps its wings, and then an IMMENSE amount of energy appears in its mouth.
Aribar: "... Woah."
Charles's irises become small... the dragon looks familiar.
Metal Man (GM): So huge, it's able to hit the entire area.
Charles: "Which... which dragon is that!?"
Julian: "AW HELL!"
Kuja: "Neo Bahamut."
Aribar: "Uhh... Uhh... " *The elf wonders what they can do to withstand that awesome power. .*
Metal Man (GM): He says that as the entire room is blasted by a MASSIVE wave of nonelemental energy.
Charles: "He looks... different from Lord Bahamut."
Metal Man (GM): There's no way to dodge it; unless you can teleport or are like Neo from the matrix. It blows down everyone for 1500 damage.
Aetos stops time.
Metal Man (GM): Except Kuja, who stands just a second away from it. Even the people behind the mysterious barrier are knocked on down.
Aribar is utterly vaporized.
Garrick is nuked...
Aetos gets flung away ... far away out of the tower.
Metal Man: "Gah!"
Julian: *NOT DEAD, SURPRISINGLY.*
Digifanatic is killed by this one...
Charles is vaporized by the summoned creature.
Garrick is nuked and can't come back.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja surveys the devastation, seeing... Julian.
Kuja: "...You... survived..."
Metal Man (GM): He yells so loudly it can be heard from miles away.
Azure is completely devastated by the blast. But that is not the end of this monk's tale.
Metal Man (GM): HP: 3690/12,000.
Kuja: "If... Neo Bahamut... cannot kill you... I shall have to summon the next order of power to ensure your death."
Julian: "...You... ain't... NOTHIN'!" *Julian pops a Max Shroom Tab(FULL HEALTH YEAH!), then launches towards Kuja with a KO PUNCH!*
Metal Man (GM): ...He blocks Julian, laughing.
Charles returns to the world. "WHOOOO WHHHEE! That's gotta be a powerful Aeon ya got there. Now let's just continue."
Kuja: "I'd do that again... except Neo Bahamut is semi-mortal, and cannot attack endlessly. ...I shall bide my time."
Julian: "Good, I only got 2 tabs left." *charges, going in for a Snap Jab!* *Fail'D.* *Try Again!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *CRUNCH! 168 damages.* *then follows up with a Gut Kick!* *DAMN.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *HAT TRICK!* *Miss.*
Aribar: "That hurt... A lot... Time to return the favor!" *fires a storm of purple stars at Kuja. Not only do they cut the god's skin, but also his soul.*
Aetos reappears on the SSQ revival platform, and just kinda stands there. "You got me one time, but you'll have to do it twice more!"
Julian: *facepalm.* "Goddammit Aetos..."
Julian: "Attack him! We don't got all day for your to stand around and shoot your mouth off!"
Garrick appears in another pillar of light, standing there with his sword and shield in hand. He acts as if it's normal, but inside the armor, he's confused as crap. How did he come back? He should be dead... he was prepared to die... maybe Nova did something to have him revived. Whatever, it didn't matter...
Garrick talks... his voice is not like Garrick's, much lower and more like rocks grinding together "...I expected no less from you, Kuja..." *inside his armor.* "Mark, get in contact with Nova. See if you can get him to hack into Kuja's deepest files. I need info... something I can use... I've got to use my mind to defeat him..." He shoots to the side, the arm of his armor glitching as something inside his suit charges...
Oceanblaze (GM): As Azure revives the his eyes open with his body laying on the ground of a platform. They begin to revolve around him as he disappears in a portal of darkness still laying on the platform. What's Azure attempting to do?
Metal Man (GM): Azure vanishes, then reappears; nothing appears to have happened.
Azure: "It's that extensive..."
Kuja: "You cannot fool me. I have every contingency planned out for."
Charles: "That sounds like Grodus talking." *merely... bides his time as well.*
Aetos reaches back under his cape and begins to pull out the poster board, but pauses...
Kuja: "Thou who touch my soul; thou who harm my throne. Your times are up."
Metal Man (GM): He faces Aetos, and brandishes his hands.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMO* 1000 electric damage. He turns to Azure.
Aetos's dying words: "I didn't harm your throneeee!!" *Boom.*
Julian: "...See what I mean? "
Metal Man (GM): *FREEZ* 1000 ice damage.
Azure raises his arms in an X cross "Grrr..." ...Not yet...
Julian: "Step 1." *Julian snaps his fingers... Reflect!* "Step 2." *Julian rushes Kuja, flattens his hand, and tries to give him a PUNK SLAP!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *SLAP! 114 damage*
Garrick: *inside his armor.* "...Mark, anything?"
Mark: "I contacted him; however, Kuja has no visible weakness."
Garrick cuts to Kuja's side, staying back, waiting for an answer as his armor continues to charge... "Alright, try and see if there's anything that he's got stockpiled around here. A weapon, an item, something. Gerald must have made something in case he got out of hand." *He suddenly kicks forward, launching himself toward Kuja's blind side, flanking him and bringing his sword up in one HUGE slash.*
Mark: "Most of Kuja's files were deleted by Gerald's virus."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Garrick: "There's got to be something... go through everything... Even the smallest detail."
Azure shakes off the icy spell. His eyes luck with Kuja as his hands slips into his nexus gauntlets. He begins to rush toward Kuja starting a familar initial strike though its faster and more calculated than its usual ferocity. Koho X begin!
Metal Man (GM): Miss. HP: 4870/12,000.
Aribar gathers up Moonlight from the ground before casting his last Star Storm on Kuja.
Charles begins his custom combo by first leg sweeping Kuja. He then jumps to the rug, balancing on one finger with the momentum he gained from the leg sweep. He splits his legs apart, uses the breakdance spinning legs to smack Kuja again and again and again.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits outta those.
Charles stops spinnin' on the rug, pushes force on his finger, and hops back to his feet.
Metal Man (GM): HP: 5054/12,000.
Kuja: "...Flare Star."
Metal Man (GM): He lets loose another round. Fail pass pass pass. Charles takes half damage; Azure does if he doesn't have evasion. Full damage is 500.
Azure's spirit charms come to his aid protecting him from the attack. His hands are extended forward in a unique handsign arrangement.
Metal Man (GM): Kuja gets hit by a reflected version of his attack. Ouch.
Kuja: "Pah... all this pain is making me lazy."
Julian: *Ha!* "Aw yeah! Les' see if I can't get anything better..." *WOOOOOWEEEEOOOOO! Mimic.*
Azure pants a little. Despite his bold claims the monk isn't faring well in this battle.
Metal Man (GM): Full Life. Restores someone to full HP after they've died.
Kuja: "Like you could really use that."
Julian: "Convenient... And why can't I?"
Kuja: "No reason."
Julian: *Does it anyway. Snap Snap, Full Life for Aetos!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian uses it, however... the light energy lacks. A strange voice speaks in Julian's head.
Metal Man: "You lack the holy energy to use this ability."
Julian: "...The hell?"
Kuja: "It requires many years of training to use that ability."
Charles: "Amen to that."
Julian: "...God DAMNIT... 'Spose I' just have to hit you then!" *KO PUNCH!*
Aribar fires a short barrage of magical missiles at Kuja.*
Metal Man (GM): HP: 6216/12,000.
Aetos revives again on the platform. He fully pulls out the poster board he wrote on earlier. "This is it! You can't win against this!" He holds it up high.
Kuja: "...Blithering fool. I will not suffer you for long."
Aetos: "Ajuk Ajuk Ajuk!!!!"
Garrick just... sorta... stares...
Aetos raises the poster board higher.
Aribar: "... What is that?"
Garrick: "...kill him."
Julian: "...Aetos you dumb mother*CENSORED*."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja laughs. A lot.
Azure: "Just because I am breaking the link does not mean... I willing to not help you gain your freedom." *Azure gazes into Kuja's eyes once more. The power and knowledge of even an inkling of summoning Neo Bahamut seems to be nothing more than a dream as the two gazes meet up once more.* *mimic.* Azure seems to be primed to go right into attack mode following this.
Garrick: "Kill him now!"
Metal Man (GM): Azure takes his turn while Aetos freaks out. Full Life. Restores someone to full HP after they've died. Look who mimicked full life?
Aetos still holds the board up for all to see what is written on it..
Julian: *looks out of curiosity*
Azure: "...This on the other hand." *Azure looks around at the fallen.*
Julian: "...Aetos..." *walks over to him.*
Azure charges. KOHO X AGAIN!
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Kuja, despite laughing, dodges.
Aetos: "Ajuuuk!!!!" *Chants.* "Huh?" *At Julian.*
Aribar: "... Ajuk? ... Kuja? Aetos, you really need to calm down."
Julian: "Look at me."
Aribar looks briefly at the poster board. .*
Aetos looks at Julian. "Ajuk?"
Aribar: "... Kuja is a succubus? ...Aetos, you're really weird..."
Julian: *SLAP!* "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!"
Aetos: "Gah!" *The posterboard gets flung over and smacks Charles in the head... it lands on the ground, revealing a different text on the backside.*
Azure: "Judgement blizzard!" *sends a massive wave of ice and lightning at Kuja as Ramuh and Shiva appear overhead before fading.*
Metal Man (GM): Aaand Azure hit him.
Kuja: "I am no--" *BLIZZARDED.*
Oceanblaze: 176 Ice/Lightning damage.
Aetos: "Uhh... I had a plan!" *rubs his cheek.*
Charles: "Do you ever care to say your plans before we deem that you have gone into moron mode?"
Julian: "WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR PLAN?! STAND THERE WHILE KUJA KILLS EVERYONE?!"
Aetos turns to Charles, then eyes the posterboard laying next to him.
Kuja: "No, don't stop him. I need comedic relief. In case you kill me."
Garrick, for the sheer heck of it, since everyone seems to be doing it... mimics!
Charles: "I respect that."
Metal Man (GM): Thundaga. 1000 electric damage.
Aetos keeps trying to get Charles to notice the poster board that smacked him.
Garrick: "...Mark, anything?"
Charles looks to the poster, wondering what Aetos is blubbering aboot.
Julian: "What, what with the posterboard?!"
Garrick quickly keys in the new ability into his sword, using it as a conductor for the electricity. He swings his sword up, then brings it crashing back down as he throws the skill at Kuja.
Charles: "..." *Nods his head.*
Julian: *Tries to read it the best he can from where he is.*
Garrick gets in a pair of skewer attacks, one after the other.
Metal Man (GM): HP: 6372/12,000.
Charles does a thumbs up to Aetos and a wink. He then goes up to Kuja and use a quick jab then an uppercut.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss.
Julian: "...Aetos... what the hell are you planning? And how would the sign help?"
Kuja: "I shall now increase how annoying your 'friend' is."
Charles: "I decoded the message."
Aetos: "I was planning on sending Kuja back to the depths of the planet, since I assumed he was a succubus."
Kuja: "Sign of stupidity! I infuse you with the power... of GRAVIGA!"
Aetos: "To do so, you need to say the succubus' name backwards... but you know..."
Metal Man (GM): He levitates the sign and sends it flying at Julian.
Aribar: "... Aren't succubi usually female demon temptresses?"
Kuja: "...Furthermore, I am a God, not a demon."
Aetos: "Kuja isn't a female?" Gives him a good lookover... "Are you sure?"
Charles: "You're a maganic God."
Garrick: "He is no god... he is merely an extremely powerful being..."
Aribar: "You might as well be a demon for the evil you've done Nintendus."
Metal Man (GM): Note: Kuja is clearly wearing robes, pants, and looks like a man to Aetos.
Editor's Note: As much as the original looked fairly androgynous, this one was more masculine.
Metal Man (GM): He also looks like a very angry man. Who just crushed Julian into a small sphere. Julian loses most of his health. The sign was imbued with Graviga. The sign is also stuck to Julian's forehead.
Aetos: *Everyone might clearly see what the message on the back really shows now..*
Charles: "The sign is stuck to his forehead. ...It's stuck to his forehead."
Aetos: *Chaos + Law = ??? ||| Use as a last resort!!!*
Aribar glances at the board.*
Kuja: "I stuck it there to make him relatively angry. Because he's done nothing but irritate me."
Aribar: "Chaos and law cancel each other out..."
Charles: "Advertisement will be down 5%."
Julian: "I *CENSORED* KNOW THAT!" *Julian rips the board off his forehead, throws it to the ground, and launches himself at Kuja for another KO PUNCH attempt which I really hope hits and gets him Knocked Out.*
Aetos: "Erm, yeah, they do."
Metal Man (GM): He leans away from the punch.
Julian uses his other hand for a PUNKSLAP!* *PUNK'D.* *114 damage*
Aribar fires some more magical missiles of some sort of death followed by a bolt of electricity that is definitely electrical death and not pie death.*
Metal Man (GM): Not Zwei. Two hits? Erm. Three hits. HP: 6748/12,000. He just keeps on going... and going... and going... and going...
Kuja: "You cannot defeat me..." *Coughs.* "Stop... now..."
Charles: "What will be done if we stop now?"
Aetos wishes he had a true-strike spell... he adds that to his pending super bonus list... he then slams his hands to the ground and creates an earthquake to rattle throughout the building. [Quakaga]. He fails... 1000 Earth Damage?
Kuja: "I... shall make you my new commanders." *He smirks, bloodily, and then is stabbed by his own Quake spell.*
Julian: "Psh. Like you'd convince us. We didn't trek ALLLLLLL the way here just to join up with the man who sent us to *CENSORED* Turion!"
Aribar: "... What? You killed your last commander for no reason at all. . You think we want you as a master?"
Kuja: "...You helped me become a God... perhaps you are what made me a God in the first place. We can rule... together!"
Garrick: "...you are scared."
Kuja: "He is evil... like The Void... we can only stop him if we work together."
Julian: "*censored.* That! I 'm here to kick your ***, and tha's exactly what I'm gonna do!"
Kuja: "Scared? I am afraid not; I can destroy everything... if I wanted."
Garrick: "...yes, you truly are scared."
Julian: "So do it!"
Kuja: "Destroy my kingdom while I still have energy? Never."
Charles: "You're still holding back, Kuja... and I don't mean Doomsday."
Garrick: "Yes, the man has a point... you have yet to defeat us..."
Aribar: "And who are you referring to? As evil as the Void?"
Aetos suddenly has a theory that if he can communicate with the void through the X-zone Crystal, then maybe he can contact everyone else affiliated with him... like Grodus?
Kuja: "I have a plan for every contingency... you don't know what you're doing."
Garrick: "Then fill us in." *drew back his sword, the energy of electricity glittering in it. He swung it over his head and with a blast of energy, a MASSIVE lightning bolt shot out of it toward Kuja.*
Aribar: .oO(I wonder if Kuja would teach me Thundaga before he dies?)
Metal Man (GM): He's zapped, miserably failing. He seems... weak.
Charles: "Aribar, you said before that there was no way we could fight a God. Do you still have those doubts? I do."
Aetos: "I think we're faring pretty well." *Suddenly realized he can die any second..*
Aribar: "... Kuja is holding back."
Azure gathers his focus once more. His spirit charms spread around him as a massive seal array forms. "Celestial beast I call to you assist me in this battle. Empower my divine strike with your light." he raises his left hands finger above his head where a massive storm of spirit charms appear to converge. A spinning carbuncle can clearly be seen behind Azure unlike his usual illusory figures its energy merges with that of the attack. Azure then casts his hand forward. The massive bursts of light energy rush forward like a flowing wave that "New commanders? Contingency plans? Is that doubt... I hear in disguised in your words Kuja. You disgrace... all the power you work for and you now can only scheme of bare survival... even if I die here. You truly will be in my prayers when its time for the spirits you have confined pass judgement on your soul." Spirit Charm Summoning: Carbuncle's Trail By Light
Julian: "No duh! Didn't you just hear him?"
Metal Man (GM): *Fail.*
Oceanblaze (GM): Kuja takes 216 light damage. The spirit charms attempt to converge around Kuja grabbing at his body with a mystical light.
Metal Man (GM): *Avoid.*
Azure's confinement attempt is freakin' blown away.
Kuja: "So... you have decided to die... I pity you."
Charles: "...Revival." *Charles puts his arms into the air as particles from his hands spread onto him and the Questers. The energy replenishes some of their strength, recovering 65 damage for all.*
Metal Man (GM): Kuja laughs... laughs... energy rises from the ground. The entire tower shakes. He glows red; vast amounts of energy powers him up.
Julian: "...Aw hell."
Aribar: "...He's Trancing."
Kuja: "You had your chance... I never really was challenged... only pretending..."
Azure: "Prepare for the worst my friends."
Charles: "This is it, people. Metal, Ivan, Jeff, Ivan troops..prepare for the worst!"
Julian: "This ain't good..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns blood red, and becomes suitably more powerful. He blows away the ruins of most of the tower away from this story, leaving a bare platform.
Trance Kuja: "...I SHALL DESTROY YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!"
Garrick: "...now... the true battle begins."
Julian: "...Ain't good at ALL."
Charles is now... strangely filled with confidence. He stands defensively.
Metal Man (GM): He holds out one arm... and streamers of light fly everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
Trance Kuja: "FLARE STARRRR!!!!!"
Julian: *Does his best to avoid getting his *censored.* blown up...*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM WHIFF BLAM BLAM BLAM.* 1000 damage to all hit.
Garrick gets thrown back, but he's alive... he growls low...
Charles holds his ground.
Aribar mentally dispels half of that blast... And is now in bad shape. "Metal and company: we may REALLY need your help here soon!"
Trance Kuja: "...Why won't you DIE?"
Metal Man: "...We shall ensure the end of Kuja. For this is our time to aid you."
Azure falls to the ground. But the monk will still stand one last time.
Julian rises from the GBWP again... "...Alright, that was just plain CHEAP." *And so is this! Julian reaches into his back pocket and pulls out... a can of Kero Kero Cola! Guzzle, crush, toss! Full HP for all!*
Aribar: "By King Erwin! Thanks, Julian!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja sits there and stares. His anger continues to increase, and the ground itself cracks.
Julian: *wipes his mouth.* "My work is done here." *Julian gets into a defensive stance and ends his turn.*
Aribar casts Mage Armor on himself before ending his turn.*
Aetos is surprised at the powerful attack he delivered against Kuja... this power he learned to manipulate other than wind, it makes him happy to be broadening his horizons. On another note, it seems to deal a great deal of pain to Kuja, and he hasn't done this much damage in a while.. so he does it again! He slams his hands to the ground again... *Bad Word.* Fail!
Metal Man (GM): Alas; one cannot go stronger than perfection; it appears, rather, he seems more offensively powered.
Aetos (GM): A large spire of earth raises from the ground and stabs through him.
Metal Man (GM): HP: 9084/12,000.
Aetos: "Maybe Three more attacks like that will work! Maybe use Thundaga, weird gu--" he blinks..
Charles: "No more holding back. Everyone, use your mightiest attacks now!"
Garrick is currently sprinting in the opposite direction around Kuja, charging up his sword as he throws another huge lightning blast at Kuja.
Aetos quickly looks for any ID numbers or names on the armor of Garrick's.
Metal Man (GM): There are... none, I'm sure.
Julian: "Man Whatchu think I've been doin'!? Pickin' daisies?!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja uses the rest of his energy to resist the attack.
Charles: "Azure the monk... you know what to do."
Garrick: "...hmpf. His own spells will be useless against him soon. I suggest that that fellow uses that dragon that he stole from him before it becomes obsolete..."
Azure returns revived. But he doesn't have much on power at the moment. For that Azure bides his time going into a meditative stance. A blue aura forms around his body and he seems to have a peaceful resolve. *enlightenment.*
Trance Kuja: "It is... in vain. Do what you want, but I will not be stopped."
Metal Man (GM): Metal and the others take out their weapons; Charles's hands glow.
Charles looks to them... then to the wand. "...You're sure?"
Aribar looks at Charles and wonders if that has anything to do with his Lunarian traits or his alignment to Order...*
Metal Man (GM): The full power of those Charles has worked with is in the wand.
Trance Kuja: "...I know it is true. Do your worst. But I will prevail."
Charles: "...Very well." *stands in the middle of the Questers.* "Questers, come to me."
Metal Man: "I've had about enough of Kuja by now. Let's put an end to his tyranny." *loads his machinegun, and aims at Kuja.*
Aetos stands next to Charles.
Julian: "...The hell you doin' now Charles..." *walks over to him.*
Aetos: "Let's take him out, and this time, no one will bring him back to life..."
Azure: I see. He begins to walk toward Charles, his spirit charms and nexus gauntlets flaring to life.
Charles hands begin to glow radiantly. He thrusts them out... aiming at the main menace of Final Fantasy IX.
Phantom: "I'm honored to have been here for the occasion. Let's make an end to this."
Garrick stands to the side... he has no part of this...
Charles: "The servers are the seven chaos. Chaos is power, power enriched by the heart..."
Jeff Maxwell: "..." *Levels his gun at Kuja.*
Azure: .oO(Knuckle's prayer...)
Charles: "The Star Rod's final power is enriched by wishes. Wishes granted to those in dire need."
Garrick glances and sees Jeff Maxwell... he twitches once... then looks back to Kuja, standing to the side.
Julian: *Looks at the others.* "...You want I should throw my Fedora at him or somethin'? 'Cause everyone else it getting ready to shoot him..."
Metal Man (GM): The rod powers up; the emeralds spin around it.
Ivan Robotnik: "Men; assist them."
Charles: "Questers, lend me your power..."
Azure: *the blue one comes right out of his gi.*
Metal Man (GM): His soldiers aim at Kuja.
Charles: "The power of the Star Beam shall end the life of Kuja Tribal once and for all."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja stares, bitterly. He raises his own hand.
Aetos taps the keyblade against the star rod, focusing his spirit through it.
Garrick looks in between the Questers and Kuja... he stands off at the crossroads, it seems...
Aribar wonders what to do at first... The elf decides to conjure up an image of Whaller and of everything his world stands for and tries to channel this to Charles.*
Charles (GM): The Star Rod glows even brighter...
Azure: "No need to lend. It's always there." he casts his hands up and to his sides holding them upward as as he bows his head chanting a mantra. His spirit charms flow around him and disappear reappearing around Charles spinning in a sphere like manor.
Trance Kuja: "I summon the power of Nintendus, and the might of the commanders... the history of the Solarians... and the esteem of Trance itself... I bring the power of all my plans... to DESTROY THE QUESTERS!!!!"
Julian: "...Man, whatever." *Julian removes his Fedora and places it near the Star Rod, focusing... whatever into it. You know what I mean. Julian doesn't.*
Charles: "Not this time, mage. Too long have you used this world for your own selfish acts."
Trance Kuja: "I have the authority... I have... Atlantis... You have rebels and idiots. Watch as my power kills you once and for all."
Julian: "And we got a shiny wand!"
Aetos: "Nothing can beat the powers of Chaos!" he takes out the X-zone Crystal and holds it out between himself and Charles. "The more power, the better."
Metal Man (GM): The star rod fully powers up; the emeralds do too... and then the final attack begins.
Charles begins the final moments of charging... "The rest is up to you, fate."
Azure: "Idiots have come this far. Lets just test that theory of ignorance you have."
Metal Man (GM): Metal, Jeff, and Ivan's men, as well as Phantom, open fire.
Garrick simply stands there... looking between the two...
Charles: "Armored man... you too! Lend us your strength!! PLLEEASSEE!"
Garrick turns to look at Charles..
Charles looks to Garrick in the armor. He nods very slightly.
Metal Man (GM): The chaos emeralds open fire.
Julian: "...Man, This is *censored.* up."
Charles looks to Kuja.
Metal Man (GM): The star rod opens fire.
Azure: "The spirits you hold. The lives you have taken... the pain you have caused. Even leaving this world... your soul's journey is far from over." he raises his left hand and flattens it in front of his face a collective group of spirit charms forming around his hand like beads he closes his eyes as the final strike happens. "I pray for thee."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja, one man, summons the images of all his commanders.
Aribar breaks his eyes' stare at Charles as the weapons all fire and quickly glances up at Kuja the false god.*
Metal Man (GM): All but Gerald, of course.
Julian: "So I just stand here?"
Aetos looks at the image of Grodus.
Charles: "Concentrate your power... WE ARE THE QUESTERS! UNITED WE STAND!!!"
Garrick slowly moves over toward the Questers and the others... he simply stands there near the back of the group... but his hand moves over to grip Charles shoulder. "...this one time."
Charles feels the touch of it. "Thank you, mysterious one."
Metal Man (GM): He opens fire with a billion white rays of his own, fiercely countering it with his own attacks. His whole being lights up... but then, something happens.
Julian: "...Hmm..." *reaches into his back pocket with his free hand and pulls out his Dex, and starts recording the event.*
Metal Man (GM): He begins cracking.
Aetos pockets the X-zone crystal now.
Metal Man (GM): His theme plays; then begins slowing down. He begins to slump, as his attacks become less fierce. His men vanish; he steps back, losing power.
Trance Kuja: "...You... have destroyed your own world... and its God..."
Metal Man (GM): He catches on fire, as the energy begins to burn him.
Julian: "Says you."
Trance Kuja: "I... SHALL... RETURN!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He falls backwards, exploding like a miniature supernova.
Julian: "Open your eyes, mother.*censored.*! You ain't nothin' but ashes!"
Aribar begins to have doubts creep into his mind as Kuja speaks... What if they really have done wrong? ...And shall Kuja really come back?*
Metal Man (GM): His song slows down, then dies. Kuja... is dead.
Metal Man: "...I... can't believe it."
Garrick slowly drops his hand from Charles shoulder.
Aetos: .oO(One down...) He eyes the group of Questers and the 'mysterious armored person.'
Azure closes his eyes "Spirits... you are free now. All of your."
Metal Man (GM): The emeralds die down; everything returns to normal.
Charles powers down his star rod.
Metal Man: "He's gone... he's gone... I did it... No... you did. I watched."
Julian: "WE did it."
Jeff Maxwell: "...I... outsurvived the evil... impossible!"
Charles: "This brings me one step closer to a final showdown with Zemus."
Aetos releases the keyblade from the star-rod's touch.
Ivan Robotnik: "...The end of Kuja... and the beginning of a new era."
Garrick: *inside his armor.* "Mark, set up a link with Nova. Quickly."
Julian: *puts his hat back on.*
Metal Man (GM): Mark appears to be acting oddly.
Garrick: *inside his armor.* "...Mark?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can see the area around them... what is this?
Aribar stands there looking at the spot where Kuja was destroyed.* "It is finally over... Nintendus can become a utopia once more."
Azure: *guard has not dropped.*
Metal Man (GM): The tower rumbles.
Azure: "Something... is happening."
Julian: "...So now wha-Aw damn..."
Metal Man (GM): Down below, Kuja's entire civilization is destroyed.
Mark: "...Nova's portion of the tower... has vanished into the X-zone."
Garrick: "... ...you must run."
Metal Man (GM): A demonic voice echoes through the tower, as a large explosion occurs beneath the Questers' feet; the tower begins to fall.
Aribar: "Run? Where?"