Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 280: Fires of Chaos
Date: 6:55:59 PM, June 4th; 5:20:15 PM, June 6th, 2006.
Metal Man (GM): Locos, are you ready?
Okay... lemme see... last time, you entered the portal, right?
Locos Docos (GM): *Lemme check... He went through the portal that Eldstar had made to reach the underwater building of Atlantis.*
Metal Man (GM): You appear, fading in, to the ollld city of Atlantis.
You are in the big room of the place; so to speak, the room where the last season's big battle occurred.
All four stained glass scenes look sort of old and remote now...
The room is somewhat dark, but a single portal in the center of it sits.
It glows, using what remains of Atlantis's wondrous magic.
The place feels safe, for some reason.
Charles Magellean: "...The final moments of The Void were here."
Metal Man (GM): As if there's a sort of peaceful presence which has replaced that of Kuja and The Void.
Charles Magellean: "Void, I promised you we would fight face-to-face."
Metal Man (GM): Your voice echoes dully.
Charles Magellean: "Someday... somehow... ...I'll fulfill that promise. A Lunarian's promise is never broken."
Metal Man (GM): Not even the normal thing that would happen when you mention The Void's name happens.
No distant chuckling... nothing. For once, he seems nonexistent.
Even back in the 'safe' times of Season 4 he'd sort of react, despite being 'dead.'
The portal continues to be there. It hums almost inaudibly.
Charles Magellean sheds a tear from his eye. Somehow, that battle will come to fruition. He looks to Garrick's dex in his left pocket, and closes his eyes. His head pointing to the controls/portal of Atlantis, he opens his eyes. He walks slowly to it, the steps vibrating.
Metal Man (GM): It lights up, anticipating you. The whole room activates, ready to send you wherever it is you have planned.
Charles Magellean: "Soon long as the memories exist, so does that which exist of it."
*He walks to the center of the portal. In his mind, he sends the coordinates of the destination to the machine.*
Metal Man (GM): You warp. This warp is far older and all the same more reliable than the normal Quester one...
Charles Magellean: "I have avenged my homeland's dishonor when Kuja attacked me."
Metal Man (GM): You zip through time and space.
However, even this warp reveals something.
Charles Magellean: .oO(I can finally return home.)
Metal Man (GM): You zip by what appears to be a piece of machinery, before winding up at... The Second Moon.
The base you built on it, even. This base... is still in ruins.
It looks like it was annihilated by near-nuclear force; bits and pieces are everywhere.
It is a very depressing sight, though it also looks very strange... you feel the need to walk closer to it.
Charles Magellean looks to the landscape of the Moon. All around... even if years have passed, time has remained still here. He looks inside the ruins to see if the Nintendians had truly faced their fate by Kuja...
"The lack of oxygen... I... have missed this realm for so long."
Metal Man (GM): This... is truly a horrible spectacle. No corpses, nothing; just debris... thrown around everywhere ..Carved into the middle of your base, apparently by Kuja's hand, is an odd poem.
I, Kuja, am the God of all time!
Despair, ye strong, and flee before my might!
All which lives on Nintendus is my domain.
This is right next to a big, ruined computer. It still has a power button, though.
Charles Magellean: "A pity. That much ego, and yet... even against us, he couldn't back it up."
*He observes the button. He walks to it and he slowly presses.*
Metal Man (GM): It beeps. You are showed with sparks as it comes online... a very distorted image of Bob appears.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...H... e... a... v... y... ...d... a... n... a... g... e... ...a... k... l... ...s.y... s.t.e... n.s... d... o.w... b... n... ...W... a... r... n... I... n... g.....
...D... I... m.e... n... s... I.o... n."
*He fades out.*
Metal Man (GM): The computer is in need of heavy repairs.
Charles Magellean: "..."
Metal Man (GM): It shuts down again, lacking enough intact circuits to sustain power for more than a moment without short-circuiting.
Charles Magellean: "This is the end. Ricky, Bob, and FAYTH are all deceased. I have no way of returning to Nintendus."
*He takes out Garrick's dex.*
Editor's Note: Oh, if only!
Metal Man (GM): You can almost hear laughing from the poetry in the floor. It appears Kuja was thorough in destroying this place.
However the laughing is probably not Kuja, knowing how dead he is.
Charles Magellean: "...!"
*He looks behind him, looking towards the poem.*
Metal Man (GM): It's much more likely this laughing is from the center of the planet... or your own mind.
Charles Magellean heart is racing, wondering if somebody followed... but he knows who it was.
Metal Man (GM): What makes it unique is that, unlike Kuja's multiple mind-altering things, this has none of his music associated with it.
The base is entirely empty; in fact, on the surface, the planet appears to have remained entirely dead.
Charles Magellean: "Seems like the traitor is aware that I've returned and have no one here."
"I'll deal with you later."
*He opens Garrick's dex and using his limited technical experience, he attempts to power up the machine by using the dex as a power source.*
Metal Man (GM): It just throws more sparks, says the same message, and dies.
Smash Dex: "Machine is in need of servicing before it can fully boot up. It still has a power source."
Charles Magellean disconnects the dex. He puts it in the back of the pocket.
Metal Man (GM): You begin to see... a vague person. It has no identity.
???: "Your moon is dead, Charles. Everything is. There is nothing."
Charles Magellean: "!"
???: "While you saved Nintendus, your own moon died. The only way to end the suffering is to release Zemus and allow the complete destruction of this dimension.
Look... how your good works were destroyed by humans.
Look what happened... your very own teammates prevented Lunarian Ferranium... or whatever that was.
Rules made to keep you on a leash, a portal which has essentially sent you into limbo...
And you have a broken machine and Kuja's grave epitaph to laugh at you."
Charles Magellean: "And who are you to assume actions for me?"
???: "I am the only person you will talk to for the rest of your miserable life here on this dead moon."
Metal Man (GM): The being leans on a support clearly not there.
Charles Magellean squints, trying to get a closer look of this entity.
Metal Man (GM): You see it clearly now....
Gerald Robotnik: "You stare too hard, Locos."
Smash Dex: "...Strange. No Quester has talked to thin air before."
Charles Magellean: "...What science is this? You soul is on the Farplane."
Gerald Robotnik: "I am from your memories... yes. Out here, alone... your own mind can wander.
You have let many people in... I am not so much who I appear but an old friend..."
Charles Magellean: "...'Soon long as the memories exist, so does that which exist of it.' "
Gerald Robotnik: "...Which you wouldn't understand without a form such as this. I am similar to Bob, only imaginary.
Whatever it is you are going to do... I also have information of this place which you may not have intentionally remembered... but I do.
...You may have known me for a short time also as Va'ruushka.
...I was also the nobody named Charles Magellan, and a vital part of yourself for the short time you may or may not have called yourself by that name."
Charles Magellean: "...A polymorphic Nobody that is projected from my own mind. I will have nothing to do with you."
Gerald Robotnik: "Fine... but you will never escape this rock alive."
Metal Man (GM): It vanishes.
You are back alone; the damaged debris all around you.
Quite a bit of stuff thrown around.
Charles Magellean: "Ohhh Lord Bahamut... I know you can hear me closer than ever before... give me the strength to live..."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens. But the rubble, again, catches your attention.
You haven't really looked through that.
Some pieces of it are shiny.
Charles Magellean almost called for the Nobody to come out. At least it would've been company but... the rubble catches his attention now. He begins to search through all of it, no matter if it takes 10, 20, 40 minutes.
Metal Man (GM): You search through it... and find something odd.
Metallic bars, circuit boards, and... 'Astronaut Ice-cream'
Bars as in gold-bar like things, only made out of something really, really heavy.
They're shiny, as the circuit boards themselves seem positioned near them.
Odd. Explosions don't arrange rubble by hand like that.
Charles Magellean: "...Time to pull a Garrick."
*He begins to savage some of the rubble, moving it out of the way. He moves the circuit boards closer to the bars. He uses some of the wires of the circuit boards and wraps them around the bars.
He doesn't have Garrick's ingenuity, soooo....*
Metal Man (GM): It forms a very odd-looking assembly. The UL would probably run away screaming.
Then again, fires don't happen in outer space.
Editor's Note: BUZZZ. Fires can happen in outer space, they just tend to require some oxygen, or something else...
Charles Magellean: "Let's see... cable... cable cord... Chu chu chchcuuuu..."
*He judges the distance between power source and odd assembly.*
Metal Man (GM): About 5 feet.
The assembly is.
Charles Magellean pushes, with his might, the assembly closer to the power source so he can interconnect both to have a greater power flow.
Metal Man (GM): They are now connected.
Charles Magellean takes a moment to think about this... he calls for the Nobody to appear.
"You know as well as I do that I can't do what you tell me.
Let loose Zemus?"
Kales Brando: "You must let him loose... it is your only hope. Otherwise you shall just die a short and worthless existence here."
Metal Man (GM): This thing is mighty odd... seeing a Lizardman speak to you on the moon is rather disconcerting.
Kales Brando: "There is nothing else to do here."
Charles Magellean: "You and I both know that he is a traitorous Lunarian that sided with some of the Solarians."
Kales Brando: "...The Solarians died... and the Lunarians, too, will die. It is a part of his allegiance to end your suffering and that of your race.
That device will only serve to taunt you."
annoyed: *He caused the second Lunarian Civil War.*"
Charles Magellean: "That is a crime that is unforgivable in itself."
Kales Brando: "Well, you alone nearly blew up the planet. If Kuja hadn't have been so busy, and Fayth not used... he'd not even touch your base."
Charles Magellean: "You aren't so pure yourself. Taking forms that don't belong to you."
Kales Brando: "Taking land that doesn't belong to you."
Charles Magellean: "You were in control of my action that time."
Kales Brando: "You created me, now you won't even listen. You should have drunk all the Megamack."
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes again, impudently.
You're alone with the device... which appears to be ready to be tested.
Charles Magellean: "It's a surprise that I survived even that little amount."
*He presses the power button.*
Metal Man (GM): *DRAMATIC CLIFF-HANGER FADEOUT!*
Uhhh... I guess +1500 EXP for that whole excursion there.
Editor's Note: Interesting, although I'm not certain what this whole assembly was supposed to do.
Metal Man (GM): Okay then. Hmmm... last time, Aetos was heading towards Valhalla Domain. Right?
Aetos (OOC): *Nods.*
Metal Man (GM): Okay, just a moment... I'm doing two things at once.
Aetos is heading to Valhalla Domain; the path through the cave is pretty straightforward.
There's some rope ladders across the occasional underwater stream, some ruins here or there, but nothing -too- fun.
You're approaching the end of a cave; clearly, the exit to Valhalla Domain.
This is about the last point to turn around; otherwise you're sure to to be spotted, or perhaps find the way back tedious.
Aetos: "Hmm. There it be, yarr? I sure hope they didn't take me not hurting The Void, and leaving the old stadium thing wrong."
*He gets on the ground and starts crawling to the exit to peek out at the Domain.*
Metal Man (GM): Staring at it, you feel vaguely intimidated. It's an all-white fortress, as before, only there's no one to attack it.
The way into it is protected by the same waterfall, with the same plaque.
Aetos: "Looks secure... but still, I wonder how they are being powered now."
*He gets up and heads over to the plaque.*
Metal Man (GM): The plaque shows the music to an ancient theme. But what would you play it with?
The waterfall itself seems too fast-moving to jump through.
Aetos: "Hrm." *Pulls out his Dex* "Hey, Dex." *Turns it on.*
Smash Dex: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The waterfall instantly subsides. You hear far-off music.
Guess it's open for you to explore.
Aetos blinks. "Well, that's suspicious."
He hops into the opening and enters.
Metal Man (GM): Entering, you see the place has been fully changed. It is no longer a mechanized Zora's domain, but (amazingly) a large, white city of sorts, built like the interior of a spaceship.
Zora live here, in prosperity, right alongside the internals that remain of Valhalla
..Which, speaking of that, the computer of Valhalla instantly recognizes you and pops up.
Valhalla Computer: "Welcome back, Aetos. Is there anything I can do for you?"
Aetos: "Hello computer. I was wondering if I could have a tour of this place? It intrigues me how much has changed in such little time."
Valhalla Computer: "Ah, yes. This way."
Aetos nods happily.
Metal Man (GM): What looks like a sort of vague, ghost-like and white-ish being appears before you, and then floats down a really wide walkway.
Aetos chases after it.
Metal Man (GM): You walk by what appears to be... houses on the left, commercial stores to the right.
You reach the center... the entire base is arranged in a + sign format.
There lays a fountain... which magically unscrews itself and moves upwards, revealing a staircase downwards.
Valhalla Computer: "...Besides living spaces, manufacturing, and the likes, the true experience is below."
Metal Man (GM): The ghost-like object floats down through the steps.
Aetos nods and follows downward.
Metal Man (GM): You go on down, and see... what appears to be another floor of base stuff, organized in a +.
However, this floor is under construction. Instead of houses... there are computers.
Thousands and thousands of them.
Various ship-based equipment, water pipes, you name it: It's under here.
Valhalla Computer: "This is what controls the surface. In an emergency, it may be possible to fly into outer space and move to a new world."
Aetos: "Wow... I've got a question..."
Valhalla Computer: "The entire base is self-contained, and has a bonus of cleaning the water, preventing the extinction of various Hylian fish, and ensuring overall stability for the area... yes?"
Aetos takes out his black iron helmet and reveals a radio on the inside. "If you ever get into any kind of mess within Valhalla, do you think you could tap into this radio and alert me of what the problem may be?"
Valhalla Computer: "I am Valhalla. However, I will remember to contact you if there is an emergency."
Valhalla Computer: "So... what brings you here?"
Aetos: "I've been looking for someone. Don't suppose anyone else has come in here lately?"
Valhalla Computer: "The logs are full of Zora coming and going. Not even Charles comes anymore. Yurie is gone, and Aribar doesn't even remember he has the authority to lead this place..."
Aetos nods. "Say... do you have any visuals of places around Nintendus?"
Valhalla Computer: "Outdated visuals and statistics worthless to most. This place lost all strategic value when Kuja crashed it."
Aetos: "I see. I was just hoping for a better view of some more places that might have changed rapidly, like you did."
Valhalla Computer: "Current construction has made it impossible to survey Nintendus as it is now."
Aetos: "I do have one last question: What is it that is powering you up, now that the chaos emeralds are destroyed?"
Valhalla Computer: "A normal nuclear reactor. A Fusion one... safest and most effective. Developed by myself. Even if it was overloaded, it'd only destroy the reactor. No radiation would escape."
Aetos: "That's good news. So... I suppose I should be going now, to keep on with my search. Do you have any suggestion of where to go next?"
Valhalla Computer: "What is your objective?"
Aetos: "I'm searching for some trouble."
*He pulls his black knight-looking helmet over his head.*
Valhalla Computer: "There is nothing more troublesome than the Questers. Especially since they are now the only legal mercenaries on the planet."
"Maybe I'll go pay them a visit..."
*he starts to walk back up the stairs.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on up.
So then... going to walk out the way you came, or...
North, or West, or East?
Aetos examines eat of those three directions through his visor first.
Metal Man (GM): North: Leads out an exit which appears to have pink dust on it.
East and West: Dead ends.
South: Way you came.
Aetos: "Computer, what's out the north exit?"
Valhalla Computer: "The magnetic wastes. An endless wasteland with highly dangerous magnetic properties, few leave into it and come back alive."
Aetos doesn't recall anything pink on the last map he saw... besides the Magnetic Wastelands.
"... Alright, thank you." *he starts toward the south exit.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on out, and back onto the bridge...
*Fadeout* That's it for this installment.
I'll get to the main mission thing in a moment.
Aetos (OOC): *likes it when no one pays attention to those...*
Editor's Note: Huh, more background-setting. Still wonder where this is headed.
Kamui: *As always, Kamui was walking down the hallway, rune knife in hand he spins the strange dagger with his fingers giving a calm, almost dead look.*
The Wraith just kinda... haunts around as he usually does, only scarcely seen for brief moments as he passes from one wall to another...
Aribar would be in the smallest Holoroom fighting Wireframes. The elf's trying to train on fighting enemies while having his chainshirt on.
Trigger is in the R&R room watching TV.
Gibby was busy making himself a ham and cheese sandwich with an extra layer of mustard on the top and bottom. "This is going to be soooo good..."
Dragoshi was busy making a burrito with nachos
Aetos (OOC): *Or 1 ...1 dedicated game? He looks into his dress sphere collection... it seems it's about time I get my final dress spheres ready... as in the ones I'm using at the end.*
*Not including Video games?*
Metal Man (GM): http://archive.metalman88.com/MissionMap1.png
We also have another mission choice. It's out in the Magnetic Wastes.
I had no time to add it to the map. @_@
It's named "The Lost Outpost"
Aribar stops his training as he hears his smash dex beep. The half-elf calls the simulation to a halt and goes to his room to get a fresh change of clothes before heading to the Big Room. Once there he realizes it's job-choosing time again. Aribar suggests Mission 4 since they should deal with it before the guy's dead.
Trigger after watching hours of TV, stumbles his way into the Big Room.
Metal Man (GM): Okay... two for 4 and one for 5.
Dragoshi hears his Smash Dex beep, and stops eating his meal. He puts it in the fridge for later, then runs to his room to get his weapon and helmet. He then dashes into the Big Room.
Metal Man (GM): Go ahead and choose stuff; you get the drill, by now, I hope.
Dragoshi: @_@ "...Yeeesss?" *Chooses Mission 4*
Gibby chooses 4
Trigger chooses 4.
Kamui choses mission 4, to get it over with.
Metal Man (GM): Ok... I'll get myself a drink, prepare a little bit in the way of stuff, and then we'll get to start.
Also: Mission 1 vanishes after you take that mission, for some reason.
Dragoshi: *Huh. Mission 1 must've gotten too stale then.*
Metal Man (GM): Figures. The first mission to be put into the system is never touched. XD
The Wraith drifts into the Big Room, and looks around... Then it points at mission 4.
Metal Man (GM): Mission 4 is selected. Stuff begins to get ready. Namely, I make some stuff related to it first.
Dragoshi: "Lesse... Armor and weapons check... Anything else I'm too lazy to mention... Check. Yeah, I'm ready."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is ready.
Dragoshi walks into the elevator.
The Wraith glides on to the elevator...
Aribar steps onto the elevator.
Trigger walks into the elevator.
Kamui: *Walks after Dragoshi on to the elevator, taking out his rune dagger and looks the blade over carefully* *...*
Gibby gets himself all set up and goes on the elevator to the next mission.
Metal Man (GM): You float on up, into the warp room.
Professor Oak, adjusts some dials, and soon... *FLASH* You appear in front of some house in Port Destiny.
It's in the bottom row near the Hyrule Lake itself.
Which, by the way, happens to look slightly smudged... but what point is there in that?
Aribar: "Okay. If I recall correctly there is a person who tried to stop time and some woman is attempting to kill him. Sound correct?"
Kamui looks around, blinking a few times. He spins the rune dagger in his hand, then puts it back in to its sheath as he begins looking around.
Dragoshi looks around as well. "Yeah, pretty much."
Metal Man (GM): You see the house, which has a wooden door on it. There's also a street, you're in it. You can go left or right from here.
The Wraith folds its arms and glances around, a mild smirk on its face as it does so... Unless given a sign that the destination is elsewhere, it starts drifting toward the house...
Aribar walks up to the door and knocks. He assumes that this is the right house.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens. A scared-looking guy, only about 5 feet tall, which blonde hair (mostly--it has a shock of white in it) answers.
Gibby follows the others. He was starting to get his warping rust fixed up.
Guy: "Are you the Q-q-q-q-questers?"
Dragoshi looks at the man "Yeah."
The Wraith drifts in and nods its head...
Kamui looks towards the man, then nods his head.
Gibby nods to the guy "We sure are!"
Dragoshi: "Are you the one who posted that mission for us?"
Guy: "Y-y-y-yes. Come in."
Dragoshi nods and enters.
Trigger walks in the house.
Aribar enters the house. "Perhaps you should tell us exactly what happened?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks inside... you see his house looks like somebody blew up the inside.
Gibby enters the house with the others.
"Wow... what happened here?"
Dragoshi: "...Woah. What the Kirby said."
Trigger: "World's smallest nuclear explosion?"
Guy: "Well... I... uhh... found this ancient book... and... r-r-r-read a spell... to get more time! And then... this woman came in... and threatened to kill me for defying... the... Pager Chancellor? She then blew up the inside of my house."
Aribar: "Could you give us a description of the woman?"
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Must've been a book of forbidden magic." *Shrugs*
"...Or someone just has a broom up their arse."
Guy: "...A woman who's about five feet tall... she wears blue robes... looks strangely wrinkled... yet she doesn't look that old... she speaks with a strange accent..."
Gibby: "Well whoever it was, she sure seems powerful." *He leans against the wall of the house. *
Aribar gets an idea in his head... "Why were you trying to get more time?"
Kamui stops near a corner, looking around. He brings his hand around, patting the walls softly.
Guy: "Just some time to... s-s-s-sleep..."
Dragoshi leans against the wall as well. "Huh. Indeed. She does seem to be quite powerful. ...Wait. She blew up this room just 'cause you used a spell to give you some more SLEEP?"
Metal Man (GM): The walls feel burnt. And crumbly.
Aribar: "I see."
Dragoshi: "...What the **** is WRONG with her!?"
Aribar: "May I see the book you used to cast the spell?"
Metal Man (GM): You see a message burn itself into the wall nearby.
It says I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE
It looks freshly... uhh... burnt.
Gibby moves away from the wall and looks at the message.
Kamui retracts his hand, then takes out his dex and begins righting down the walls were burnt and crumbly.
Gibby: "That's... creepy."
Trigger: "Your telling me."
Guy: "S-s-s-she took it! And look! That's one of the m-m-messages she's been burning into my house!"
Gibby: "There's more than one?"
Aribar: "I think I know what happened. But first... If there is more than one message may we see them?"
The Wraith looks at the message and tilts its head to the side slightly... It then starts eyeing around the house for anything conspicuous...
Trigger: "This is one psychopathic -CENSORED-."
Dragoshi: "...Ow! The clicheometer in my head almost bursted!" *Sarcastic 'bout the message* "...But, aside from that, yeah talk 'bout creepy"
Guy: "S-s-she usually comes n---"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM*
An explosion sends a nearby couch flying.
Dragoshi: "...Woah, dude!"
Gibby: "GAH! Flying couch!"
Aribar turns to where the explosion came from, Moonlight springing to his hand.
Kamui: *Brings his head around, looking towards the flying couch* *... o_o:*
Trigger dives out of the way.
Nadra Liah: "How DARE you tell outsiders about me! I'm going to burn my initials into your forehead for that!"
Dragoshi also turns to where the explosion came from, scythe already readied 'cause of his Weapon Slot in his armor.
Metal Man (GM): The very woman he spoke of appears out of the smoke from the explosion.
Aribar: "You shall not harm him... Member of the Mage Council?"
Gibby: "...Nice entrance."
Kamui: *Must be newly weds...* >>
Dragoshi: "...Yanno, I think Ari might be right. Member of the Mage's Council, I presume?"
Nadra Liah: "Hah. And who are you to say that to me? You're just some squirt missing an arm. I could beat you with a pinky finger!" *Smacks Aribar.*
The Wraith reaches into its own chest and procures that strange stone as it turns to face the witch, bracing itself...
Trigger: "Looks like she means business."
Gibby: "Seems that way." *He pulls out his own sword. *
Aribar: "You are speaking to one of the Questers who defeating the false god Kuja. I would not be so cocky if I were you."
Nadra Liah: "Business? That idiot nearly destroyed all of reality!"
Trigger takes out his gun.
Nadra Liah: "Hah. If I were around, Kuja would have died twenty times before you ever came back!"
Dragoshi: "...Wait, what?"
Nadra Liah: "Manipulating time damages reality."
Gibby: "Great, now I'm confused again."
Nadra Liah: "You wouldn't know, being the very people who summoned Kuja and The Void to destroy the world!"
The Wraith raises an eyebrow at that comment...
Dragoshi: "...Huh. How do you know? Firsthand experience? Or is it some feeling in the back of your head?"."
Aribar sheaths Moonlight. "That is a mistake that is in the past. Now, can we be civil?"
Kamui tilts his head to the side, then gives Nadra the bird.
Gibby: "Yes, civil is good..."
Dragoshi facepalms at Kamui.
Nadra Liah: "Not until you apologize for helping this worthless time-damaging idiot!"
*Looks at Kamui* "..." *Shoots a fireball at his head.*
Trigger: "Umm, no?"
Metal Man (GM): AGI check, Kamui.
Roll it again if you forgot the AGI mod.
Editor's Note: One should have their AGI mod handy if they're going to flip off heavily armed or magic-having people.
Aribar brings up his hand which is now crackling with electricity. The elf raises his voice and says, "Stop your hostile actions now, mage!"
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is flipping the bird one moment, then being blasted for 43 fire damage the next.
Gibby: "This is why I don't have fingers."
Kamui gets knocked on his back, getting burnt and such. He then slowly stands to his feet, using a mushroom.
Dragoshi: "And this is why I don't flip beings of high magical power off."
Trigger: "Same here."
The Wraith silently cracks its neck and makes some low rasping noises as a sheen of a bubble appears around him... Almost entirely invisible, it's just a mere outline.
Nadra Liah: "Stop them? And then what? Let you release The Void on us all again? It's you who should be warned. Back off or be burned!"
Aribar: "We have atoned for our mistakes. And if you attack us you will have the APN hunting down your organization."
Dragoshi: "...Fire expert, huh? I wouldn't surprised if you were attuned to that element."
Nadra Liah: "...The APN can't find all of us. Plus, we have a truce. It is our domain to police magic use... because they don't trust you."
Trigger takes out bucket of water.
Aribar: "Bite your ally's hand too much and they will bite back."
Kamui looks towards Trigger, then slowly moves away from him.
Dragoshi: "...Huh. You guys must've pulled some stupid shiart before this whole thing happened, huh?"
Nadra Liah: "Flip the bird and expect your hand to be burnt off entirely!"
Gibby: "Seems that way."
Dragoshi: "...Then again, I shouldn't judge the actions of the past."
Aribar: "Now, you have the book of magic this person got a hold of, right?"
Nadra Liah crosses her arms, and then starts setting stuff in the house not near Questers on fire.
"The book? It was confiscated. I don't even know where it is. And what would you do with it, anyway?"
Trigger: "You're not gonna hurt me, are you? I just joined this group a couple of days ago."
Gibby: "Do you REALLY have to do that? I mean the poor guy's house is already in bad enough shape..."
Nadra Liah: "Yes. I do." *Burns a painting to ashes.*
Aribar: "Stop your destruction now. You have the book back. You don't need to harm this person or his belongings any more!"
Gibby: "Now that's just plain mean!"
Nadra Liah: "Threaten me with a bucket of water and your hair will cease to exist."
Gibby is glad he doesn't have hair either.
Nadra Liah: "What are you going to do about it?" *Breaks a window.*
Trigger: "NO, NOT MY HAIR!!"
Aribar: "Bolt!" *The elf fire a blast of electricity at Nadra.*
The Wraith looks at Aribar, and slips between the witch and him just after the bolt passes by, intercepting a return attack if it should come...
Aribar gets ready to summon up his more chaotic magic for a return attack...
Trigger gets an a fighting stance, ready to attack.
Gibby unsheaths his sword once more. He knew it wouldn't going to stay in there forever.
Dragoshi groans "Gah. This is so damn annoying right now." He assumes a fighting stance, scythe already readied.
Kamui draws out his ninja rune knife, getting in to a fighting stance.
Trigger: "I hate people who threaten to burn my hair."
Nadra Liah: *Is hit for half damage; wipes electricity off her face.* "Why you little..."
Trigger: "HA HA!!"
Dragoshi: "...Nothing. Continue."
Editor's Note: Wow, I don't even need to call out how annoying Trigger was. Dragoshi just did it for me.
Nadra Liah: "I'm warning you! Hit me one more time and this place is exploded!"
*He brandishes another fireball.*
Gibby: "Wait! Lets talk this one out!"
Dragoshi: "...What he said."
The Wraith folds its arms as it stares right at her, eyes narrowed... Just waiting for the strike, not making any further moves yet.
Metal Man (GM): Diplomacy check, Gibby.
And then Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): She glares at Dragoshi as she appears more likely to broil him over a barbecue than listen to him... but what of Gibby?
Aribar lowers his arm slightly as he hears the Kirby and Yoshi. It still has a slight glow of magical energy, though...
Dragoshi: "...Don't even think about it."
Metal Man (GM): She lowers the fireball, only singing the blackened carpet with it. Then she looks at Gibby.
Nadra Liah: "...What could you say that would make me NOT torch this place?"
Metal Man (GM): The fate of the guy's house rests on Gibby! DUN DUN DUNNN
Trigger: "Oh god."
Dragoshi leans back and watches.
Trigger takes cover.
Kamui runs over to a couch, knocks it down then hides behind it for cover.
Trigger: "Good luck Gibby."
The Wraith just holds his ground, looking calmly to the witch as it hovers in place...
Gibby nods and puts his sword away. "Now think about it. We're all adults here. We can make adult-like decisions, can we not? Now we may have done SOME thing that you don't like, and you've done things that we don't like, but why do we need to constantly fight, huh? If we just settled down, talked it out, and NOT blow up the house, I think we'll all be better off in the end... right?"
Dragoshi: .oO(Actually, I'm not, but regardless...)
Editor's Note: Neither is Trigger, for that matter. Gibby should realize this is more like the Power Rangers -- he might be the older, Tommy Oliver person of the group, but he's by no means the same age as the others.
Trigger: "...Did something happen yet?"
Metal Man (GM): Diplomacy check.
Trigger peeks out of his hiding spot to see what's going on.
Metal Man (GM): She is, once again, conflicted and unable to work up enough anger to set people on fire.
Trigger: (In depressing monotone voice) "Yay."
Nadra Liah: "...But... this guy nearly destroyed all of time! How can we be reasonable when he threatens to do it again? There's this stuff everywhere... if I don't burn everyone who misuses it, who will?"
The Wraith just slowly shakes its head...
Aribar: "Wait, this is new. He said he'd do it again?"
Dragoshi waits for Gibby to speaketh once again. He then shakes his head in disgust.
Aribar dispells the magic on his hand and lowers it down fully now.
Dragoshi: *Or semi-disgust/confusion.*
Nadra Liah: "No... but he did it once. He's likely to do it again!"
Dragoshi walks towards the guy. "...Is she right?"
The Wraith slowly points to the man, holds itself and shivers slightly as if to show fear, then waves its hands from side to side while shaking its head...
Kamui peaks his head from over the couch, looking around slowly.
Aribar: "How can he without the book which your group confiscated. Besides, I think he's been scared enough to not do it again..."
Gibby: "Now now, you shouldn't be making rash conclusions like that. Maybe he learned his lesson from last time. Maybe we can let bygones be bygones..."
Metal Man (GM): Diplomacy check again.
She goes nuts and explodeses the house.
Trigger (OOC): (GAH!! lol.)
Nadra Liah: "...He hired you to attack me! Bygones? You just want me to leave so you can get paid! Greedy thieves..." *Sets a wall on fire.*
Aribar: "You're overreacting!"
Kamui squeels a bit, then ducks his head behind the couch.
Trigger dives over toward the couch.
The Wraith wags a finger at her as it raises its stone with its other hand...
Dragoshi: "...Hey, hey, hey, HEY! That is NOT the case! Assuming just makes an arse out of the lot of us!"
Guy: "Not the wall! Anything but the wall!"
Aribar looks at the state of the room... All of the 'splosions can't be good for the house's integrity.
Metal Man (GM): The room appears like a good push could collapse the house.
Trigger: "Oh ****!!"
Nadra Liah: *Burns the carpet some more* "I'll burn everything before you can stop me! Heeehahaahahahaaa!"
The Wraith looks around at the area... then signals the guy to get out, and the others as well... But it doesn't go anywhere.
Dragoshi: .oO(...What would Demolition Squid do...)
Gibby: "N-now hold on... don't do anything you're going to regret later on."
Aribar: "Chaos Control!" *The elf decides to just try and freeze time for Nadra from the neck down.*
The Wraith drifts forward few inches and points a finger at her... It shoots a very small bolt of magic at her. Just a flick...
Metal Man (GM): You do that... which, ironically, makes her even angrier than ever before.
It doesn't appear to work, but she does cause a massive explosion.
Aribar: "Now, I know what I just did. You have to--Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): AGI checks to flee from the exploding house.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi flees, only taking half the debris in his back.
The Wraith just facepalms as it slowly starts drifting toward the exit, not concerned about whether or not it gets out before the physical walls crumble around them...
Metal Man (GM): All rolls above 20: Take only 50 damage.
All below: 100 damage.
The Guy gets torched.
Aribar tries to quickly amass as much chaotic energy as he can and sends yellow tendrils of power into the magical explosion to fling it into the sky... If possible.
Gibby gets pummeled with house, and groans.
Metal Man (GM): The burnt up guy sorta brushes debris off of himself.
Guy: "Not my house! Aaaaargh!"
Trigger dives out the door, but the house collapsed on his legs.
Dragoshi gets hit by some debris, only taking 28 damage. "Freh." (272/300)
The Wraith just shrugs off the damage it takes as it get somewhat toasted, trailing smoke and a line of incomprehensible curses behind it...
Nadra Liah: "Now... I think my job is done."
Aribar is seriously burned, drains a minuscule amount of his chaotic energy, and is pretty much left with no positive side effects.
Nadra Liah: "You could have attacked me while you had the chance, but instead you violated the council's laws... right in front of me."
Gibby: "Last time I try to talk down a witch..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmph. Your a hotheaded foolhardy woman."
Dragoshi: "In fact, I've been NICE and decided to keep QUIET"
Gibby: "You HAD to go and say that..."
Dragoshi: "...But, NO, you have to be a DAMN agitation and EXPLODE the house!"
Trigger manages to get his legs out from the collapsed doorway.
Dragoshi: "Where the hell is your rationality!?"
Aribar coughs, in serious pain on the floor. "You give... Mages a bad name."
Kamui begins praying now.
Gibby: "Damn it Dragoshi, shut up before she tries to kill us."
Trigger: "Argh, my legs!"
Nadra Liah: *Chucks a fireball at Dragoshi* *AGI check.*
The Wraith looks over at Aribar, folding its arms... Unable to do anything else, it points one palm at him and forms a dark barrier around his body.
Metal Man (GM): BURNT. 43 fire damage.
Nadra Liah: "You can either fight me and get in more trouble, and/or possibly die... or let me go... your choice."
Aribar flinches as the dark barrier forms around him and quickly tries to scramble up to escape it.
Nadra Liah: "You've already failed to protect your client. That's all I need. Typical... typical... ha ha ha haa..."
Gibby: "Well... we're not really in good shape to fight her, guys..."
Nadra Liah sets the ruins on fire.
Gibby slowly picks himself up.
Dragoshi prepares for battle.
Trigger: "Gah, I can't fight like this."
Gibby looks down at Trigger's leg. "We've already got a man down..."
Aribar tries to calm himself down to give one final burst of chaotic energy to seal that witch up, but can't take the thought of being surrounded by darkness and closes his eyes tight.
Trigger tries to remain calm to lessen the pain.
Nadra Liah: *Points at Dragoshi* "So... you want to pick a fight with me? Any more of your cronies wish to burrrrn?"
Dragoshi: "Leave most of them out of this you stupid witch!"
Gibby glares at Dragoshi hoping he doesn't say anything---too late.
The Wraith sighs as it drifts forward, waving her on in a "bring it on" style as that bubble sheen forms around it again.
Kamui stays out of this fight, knowing he didn't have a snow ball's chance in hell in this fight.
Trigger: "Gah, does anyone have any really strong pain killers on them?"
Dragoshi: "...You're helping? Well... Thanks." *Bows towards The Wraith in appreciation.*
Gibby grumbles and pulls out his sword again. "You just -had- to start this, Dragoshi..." He's still going to fight though. It's what Questers do best after all.
The Wraith shows no sign of fear, or even regard for what it is fighting... It just looks ready for a fight, no matter what. It nods to Dragoshi, then locks its dark eyes on the witch...
Metal Man (GM): INSANE BATTLE
Dragoshi: "Sorry there. It's just that I hate being bottled up emotionally for so long, I lose my rationality."
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. Nadra Liah, so-called 'Good Guy' of the Mage's Council
Gibby: "No kidding..." *He says sarcastically.*
Nadra Liah: "...No fair. You fight in such huge groups! I will have to split my power to destroy you all."
Dragoshi: "Heh. All's far in love and war, you stupid, stupid, parasite Or in this case HATE and war."
Trigger manages to get up. "I don't care if my legs are busted up, IF I GO DOWN I'M TAKING YOU WITH ME!!!!"
Editor's Note: It's Trigger the Nintendo Master, everybody!
Gibby grumbles more.
Metal Man (GM): Order: Nadra, Aribar, Dragoshi, Kamui, Gibby, Trigger, Wraith.
Dragoshi looks at Trigger. "...Iunno if you're brave... Or suicidal. But, regardless, thanks for the help"
Trigger: "...No prob."
Nadra Liah: "I think I'll play with fire..."
Gibby hopes somebody says it... someone HAS to say it....
The Wraith would if he could speak. XD
Trigger: "Time to fight fire with fire?"
Dragoshi: "...You'll get BURNED for doing so."
Gibby: *Eh... close enough. *
Dragoshi: "..." *Snickers at Trigger's comment.*
Metal Man (GM): She powers up, and then causes a less deadly, but still effective, explosion.
AGI checks, everyone.
DC 21; 32 fire damage if you fail, 16 if you succeed.
Elemental and Magical.
Dragoshi takes a piddly 9 fire damage. (265/300) "Pitiful."
Gibby: "You really ARE trying to kill us aren't you?"
The Wraith just lets out a low growl as that bubble is stripped right away from its form...
Aribar is still on the ground, scared... That barrier fully protected the elf, though.
Trigger gets dealt with a measly 1 fire damage. "What, did I just get hit with wind?"
Metal Man (GM): Nadra growls, then hauls off and tries to punch out Trigger in the mouth with magical energy.
Kamui takes 24 damage, his body looking slightly blacked in a few different areas.
Metal Man (GM): 21 damage to Trigger.
Dragoshi: "...How the Forkie did you take so little damage?"
Aribar hears the others stepping up to fight the pyromatic sorceress. He can't just let his fear of darkness keep him down! Especially when they need his magic! The half-elf gets up, his heart racing as he realizes he's still surrounded by that barrier and decides to let go of his fear.
He unsheaths Moonlight and with one fluent flick of the wrist conjures up eight balls of magic which speed towards Liah to burn her. (Magic Barrage times 2.)
Metal Man (GM): Let's see...
She's hit 6 times.
Aribar: "Never mess with a Jentanian wizard!"
The Wraith for some reason finds that line rather amusing, letting out a rasping chuckle, a mysterious smile on its face...
Nadra Liah: "Never mess with the Mage's council, idiot!"
Dragoshi: "...Shut up. You talk too damn much."
*He shrugs, then tries an analyzation combo of Smash Dex and Scan Visor.*
Smash Dex: "...DING!"
Dragoshi catches on fire.
Metal Man (GM): 11 (no DR) fire damage.
Gibby laughs... on the inside.
Dragoshi: "...I'm expecting someone to pop in and say 'Toasty!' right now"
Nadra Liah: "Did you think I'd let you know my vital statistics? Never!"
Gibby: "She knows what she's doing, I'll give her that much..."
Dragoshi then laughs even though he's in slight pain. (253/300)
"But... Regardless. I think I'll just wait." *He smirks. *(Turn over. Saving the 4 TP, seeing ass I had 2 TP left over from the last battle that I used on this turn.)
Metal Man (GM): Oh... right... I almost forgot.
Kamui, Gibby, Trigger, and Wraith: Go!
Kamui takes up his rune knife, still breathing heavily before he then charges forward at Nadra and slices at her rapidly.
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss miss miss miss
The Wraith smirks as it points one finger at the witch, a swift, snaking tendril shooting out of it with the intent of wrapping around her...
Metal Man (GM): Hit
Nadra Liah: "Buh? Let go of me, you invisible fiend!"
The Wraith then swiftly follows up with a Wrack barrage from its stone.
Trigger's hands start to glow as he starts to electrocute Nadra. (Jolt)
Dragoshi: "...Oh shut up and just get your arse kicked."
Metal Man (GM): Hit
Gibby lets the others go first. He then brings his sword close to his body, runs towards the witch, jumps upward towards her face and attempts to hit her with a flipping downward slash.
Metal Man (GM): CRITICAL
Your magical electrical damage magically bounces off of her armor.
Nadra Liah: "What was that? A joybuzzer?"
Gibby leaps back and keeps his sword close by his side. "Never mess with a Gibby either!"
Metal Man (GM): NEW ROUND
Nadra Liah: "That's it... burrrrrn!!!" *She hurls more fire everywhere. Yet some more AGI checks.*
Metal Man (GM): DC 21, take 32 fire damage if you fail, 16 if you don't.
FYI, a tie means you fail. @_@
Dragoshi takes another 10 damage. Woo. (243/300)
Kamui falls to the ground now, unable to move.
Dragoshi: "...How pathetically useless."
Aribar tries to roll away from the flames.
Metal Man (GM): Also tell me if you get killed.
Gibby gets toasted some more... hey, he's turning into a marshmallow!
Dragoshi: "...Crap. Gibby's turning into a blue marshmallow!"
Aribar is blasted by the flames, but the barrier holds out... And is then destroyed by the inferno. Thankfully, it saved Aribar from being toasted.
Gibby: "Shut it!"
Metal Man (GM): Nadra then goes over and tries to punch out the Wraith with a flaming punch. Of fire. And magic.
19 fire damage.
Trigger takes 16 fire damage. (162/250)
The Wraith lets out a howl as it is struck by the explosion, then the punch, its from twisting around all over itself again, but still keeping together...
Metal Man (GM): All Questers but Kamui: Your turns
Aribar twists his wrist once more and summons up four balls of magic. He says an arcane word causing them to lance towards Nadra before he thrusts Moonlight forth and a weak bolt of electricity shocks the powerful mage. (Magic Barrage, Jolt.)
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit miss
The Wraith growls a bit as it reforms its darker barrier, then fires off a Thrash, a small flurry of magic.
Metal Man (GM): Miss
Gibby looks down at Kamui and grunts. "At this rate we'll be dropping like flies if we don't think of something fast..."
Dragoshi snarls and rams into Nadra with his scythe. Twice. Then follows up by attempting to strangle the woman with his tail. (Two Impalers followed up with a Strangle. -5 TP, 37 damage per hit of Impaler, 6 damage for Strangle, and AC goes down by 4 if Strangle hits)
Trigger runs up to Nadra and punches her as hard is he can. (Smash attack(10 damage, +10 for each turn spent charging))
Metal Man (GM): Roll deeem bones
Hit miss miss
Dragoshi: "Bah." *Turn over!*
Gibby runs towards Nadra once more, and this time attempts a leaping horizontal slash aiming for the chest/neck region in hopes of slowing her breathing down a little bit.
Metal Man (GM): Miss
Gibby quickly backs away and staggers towards the group.
Trigger takes out his gun and starts to blast Nadra. Magical shot(Damage: 5+weapon damage(2) magical damage, chance of confusing target. Accuracy: Weapon's accuracy (+8)) 4 SP cost.
Metal Man (GM): Hit
Trigger: "Finally, I hit you."
Gibby: "Good one, Trigger!"
Metal Man (GM): It sorta pokes her, but she doesn't seem confused.
Dragoshi: "...Good one, man."
Trigger: "Thanks Gibby!"
Nadra Liah: "...You'd need to do that at least three hundred times to defeat me."
Trigger: "Yay, I'm special!"
Gibby: "Yeah... special..."
Dragoshi: "...The gunshot? Woah. Doing that 300 times over would be a strain on the ammo though. Seriously."
Gibby wishes he was better at math.
Trigger: "HA HA HA HA!!" *Starts to go insane.*
Editor's Note: No, he was insane from the start. No 'starts to go insane', he just always was.
Metal Man (GM): NEW ROUND
Conveniently, Julian beams in.
Also, Init, Julian?
Gibby jumps up and whacks Trigger upside the head.
"Get a hold of yourself!"
Trigger: "...Thanks, I needed that."
Dragoshi: "...Woah, Julian. Talk about perfect timing, man! We could use some help here."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Julian, Nadra, Aribar, Dragoshi, Kamui, Gibby, Trigger, Wraith
Aribar: "Julian! Thank Erwin you're here! We need to subdue this woman from the Mage Council!"
Dragoshi points at Nadra.
Gibby: "Yes! Julian is on the attack!"
Dragoshi: "That stupid pyro there is heckling us! ...Long story short, anyway."
Nadra Liah: "What's this? More kindling. Excellent."
Kamui stands up, coughing silently.
Gibby: "You alright, Kamui?"
Kamui looks towards Gibby, then raises a thumb.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. It's like, magically able to hit her.
Some weird energy in it zaps her good.
Gibby nods. Good... maybe they DID have a chance.
Metal Man (GM): ...Her eyes flash orange.
Nadra Liah: "...Destroy... destroy... destroy..."
Dragoshi assumes a fighting stance.
Gibby: "Uhh... that sounds bad... REALLY bad..."
The Wraith raises an eyebrow, looking closely at this woman and her changes...
Julian Sawyer: "Oh, you don't flash yo' eyes at me 'less I LET you!" *Julian then uses his free hand to launch a flurry of punches at Nadra's face! Knuckleduster!*
Trigger: "Hmm, is she a robot?"
Dragoshi: "...Destroy? What are you, a furkin' robot!?"
Julian Sawyer: *SMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!*
Nadra Liah: "Overdrive mode enabled." *Smash smash smash.*
Dragoshi: "...Overdrive? Hmph."
.oO(Effin' FF ripoff)
Metal Man (GM): Every slash seems to make her look even more orange.
Gibby: "Why do things always go from bad to worse for us?"
Metal Man (GM): She appears to be glowing oddly, and her hands catch on fire.
Dragoshi: "No idea whatsoever. ...Great. She's turning into a living torch!"
Gibby gets in a defense for whatever is about to happen.
Julian Sawyer: "With fists like these, I ain't gotta be packin' no Overdrive!" *Julian then jets back to the group, TURN OVA.*
Nadra Liah: "Must... infect... everything..."
Gibby: "Get ready, guys..."
Dragoshi: "...Infect? INFECT!?"
Metal Man (GM): She glows, and then floats up. She appears to become tougher.
Julian Sawyer: "...The hell?"
Kamui gets in to a defensive position.
Nadra Liah: "Destroy all Questers. Destroy everything. Destroy."
Trigger: "Holy ****!"
Dragoshi: "...We'll KILL YOU, before you can even infect ANYTHING!"
The Wraith narrows its eyes, backing slightly away as it braces itself for what is to come...
Aribar: "This isn't good... It's like she's Trancing!"
Dragoshi: "Bring it on you stupid, damnation!"
Metal Man (GM): Then she... Overdrives.
Dragoshi assumes a defensive stance.
Gibby: "Oh... crap..."
Metal Man (GM): She screeches like some monster and becomes engulfed in fire, like a Phoenix.
Julian Sawyer: "C'mon! Bet you can' even take out the ghost!"
Gibby: O_O; "Not good... NOT GOOD!"
Metal Man (GM): Then she opens fire on the group with a GIGANTIC WALL OF FIRE.
The Wraith eyes Julian, making a mental note to get him back for that one later, then looks back to the witch... and muchly braces itself.
Julian Sawyer: "Holy SHI-" *OMG FIRES.*
Aribar attempts rolls out of the way of the fiery walls of death, aided by a touch of chaotic energy.
Metal Man (GM): Absolutely none of you, save for one of Julian's rolls, evade a wall of fire.
Normal damage is 64 fire damage; Julian takes 31 for that one.
It appears something or other has corrupted her.
Gibby is BURNINATED!
Nadra Liah: "Destroy. Destroy. Destroy. BURRRRN."
Gibby is shaken up, and in rough shape, but at least he's still alive.
"God... damn... that hurt!"
Julian Sawyer: "Nnnngh..." *Julian tilts his boots, managing to stay roughly in the same place.*
Kamui: *Is barely hanging on.*
The Wraith lets out a howl as the barrier is shattered, then the rest of the wave burns straight through him, immolating his form completely...
Metal Man (GM): Nadra's eyes then turns red and stares at Julian.
Nadra Liah: "You are the master. Join us... or you will be destroyed."
Julian Sawyer: "...Damn, looks like I was wrong." *Scratches fedora.*
Nadra Liah: *Points at Julian* "Answer me."
Gibby looks over at Julian as he clutches his chest.
Nadra Liah: "You hold the wand of devastation. All can be corrupted with its awesome power."
Aribar is incinerated... And pretty much Kentucky Fried Mage on the ground.
Nadra Liah: "Either you must give it to me or join us... we will not allow you to use it for evil."
Metal Man (GM): Bizarre Event
Julian Sawyer: "The hell you talkin' about? I ain't nobody's master. And ain't nobody MY master."
Dragoshi is burnt but still alive. Somewhat "...Hey... A lil' 'elp here?"
Gibby: "The master?"
Julian Sawyer: "And I AIN'T got no wands! You want those, talk to Ari... when he wakes back up. Pretty sure Metal's got a wand too..."
Trigger is still dead.
Dragoshi: (75/300) "A lil' help here?"
Nadra Liah: "Give me the wand." *Points at Vendetta* "You are the master."
Dragoshi: "...That ain't no wand, idiot"
Nadra Liah: "You won't get a second chance."
Gibby: "Just give it to her!"
Nadra Liah: "I possess the power to destroy nations."
The Wraith is slowly beginning to reform, ghastly rasping sounds emitting from its source all the while...
Nadra Liah: "You do not know what you are messing with. Have it your way." *Despite having already done a ton of stuff on her own turn, she manages to conjure up... a Firaja into Julian's face.*
Julian Sawyer: "An' you don't know who YOU messin' with! I saved two planets wit' this!"
Metal Man (GM): AGI check, Julian. *He smacks his lagging computer.*
Trigger struggles to get to his feet. (250/250 2 lives left)
Gibby: "Julian, half of us are practically dying... we're not really in a position to fight back."
Trigger: "Ow, my everything."
Metal Man (GM): AGI check, Julian. Really. I hope you get this before my computer lags. Again.
Gibby: "No! Julian!"
Dragoshi: "...Freakin' cheaparse"
Nadra Liah: "The Mage Council's rules are secondary to the Overdrive. All must worship the overdrive."
Trigger: "Which is?"
Dragoshi: "...**** that. You broke a rule and there's no damn way a loophole'll help you!"
Nadra Liah: "I am above the Mages's council now. I am one with the Overdrive virus."
Metal Man (GM): You attempt to dodge it, but it is so very extreme it hits instantly. You'd be instantly killed, even for a Quester, normally... but...
Vendetta itself glows and shoots more orange lightning into her.
Julian Sawyer: *And that's when Julian's shield activates! And is instantly destroyed.*
Nadra Liah: "...Yes Master... I will not kill you."
Metal Man (GM): Julian is left at 1 HP and is burnt black.
Gibby: "...Wait... what?"
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Dragoshi: "...You had ANOTHER Shield badge?!"
Gibby: "Julian? You ok?"
Julian Sawyer: *Koff* "...Man, it's ALL one shield badge..."
Trigger: "Damn, you okay Julian?"
Dragoshi: "...Damn man."
Gibby looks over at Nadra. What was SHE talking about?
Julian Sawyer: "And I'd still like to know what the hell is goin' on..."
Trigger: "I wonder if she is a robot?"
Gibby: "I think there's some connection between her and your weapon, Julian."
Julian Sawyer: *And that's when Julian's Rocket Boots decide to cut out. Musta burned up all the fuel... And not exploded in the process. FALL, CRUMPLE.*
Nadra Liah: "Now... I must kill all of the Questers." *Floats down onto the ground and powers up... before passing out entirely.*
Metal Man (GM): A portal opens besides her.
Dragoshi: "...Not worth the risk."
Gibby blinks and slowly walks over to the body of Nadra to make sure she's out.
The Wraith finishes reforming, in time to look at the opening portal....
Dragoshi looks at the portal as well.
Metal Man (GM): An older looking man walks out of the portal. He peers at you, then Nadra, then Vendetta.
Trigger: "I wonder where is leads to?"
Metal Man (GM): He makes a knowing nod and then wags a finger.
Dragoshi: "...I'd rather not know"
???: "Tsk tsk tsk... what is this? A magical curse?"
Dragoshi: "...A curse?"
Gibby looks to the man. "I'm sorry?"
???: "You do know... mind-altering magic is forbidden, Julian."
Dragoshi: "...How odd..."
Trigger: "This is really weird."
The Wraith raises an eyebrow, its arms folding as that dark barrier forms over it again... just in case.
Dragoshi: "...Wait... Julian... Is he right about you using mind-altering magic?"
Metal Man (GM): +487 EXP to everyone but Julian.
Julian Sawyer looks like he's out cold from the combination of Firaja and 10 foot fall.
Metal Man (GM): +200 EXP to Julian
???: "He wouldn't know... he's too dumb to realize what's taken hold of him."
Gibby: "And what exactly would that be?"
???: "...I don't even know."
Kamui sits on the ground, coughing softly.
Gibby: "And... who ARE you anyway?"
Trigger: "Is Julian a robot?"
???: "I have to... go... I don't want to be hit by then likes of... you."
Metal Man (GM): He picks up Nadra and runs into the portal.
Gibby: "Hey wait!"
Metal Man (GM): MISSION FAIL - 0 Coins
The Wraith floats in front of Gibby...
Trigger: "That was ****ed up."
Gibby: "GAH! Not again! They -always- run away..."
Trigger: "DAMN IT!!"
Dragoshi: "...Huh. That was odd."
Aribar groans, coughing up some ash and seems to be awake now... Although in a lot of pain.
Gibby: "Well... as least we managed to stay alive, and that's all that matters."
Gibby puts his sword away.
Trigger collapses to the ground holding his legs. "Gah, I thought they were better, I guess not."
Dragoshi puts his weapon away
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You all appear back at HQ, in pain, and all sorts of stuff.
Dragoshi: "...Hmph. I better report this to Metal."
Julian Sawyer's still on the floor. Might want to do something about that.
The Wraith opens its dex while putting the stone away, signaling the communicator to the others...
Aribar coughs a bit more, barely standing up straight in the Big Room.
Trigger: "Can someone help me up... please, I can't walk."
Dragoshi proceeds to exit the warp room, but before doing so, picks up Julian, then heads to the Big Room.
He runs back and grabs Trigger as well.
Trigger: "Thanks man."
Gibby is still holding his chest. He looks to Wraith and opens up his dex as well.
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario walks in.
Trigger: "Stupid house."
Dr. Mario: "What? You're not dead-a? Now I can't-a steal the money!"
Kamui makes his way back to HQ, making it to the closest couch and coughs softly.
The Wraith: "And that, my friends... is why fighting, unfortunately, doesn't solve everything."
Gibby: "He's such a delightful Doctor..."
Dragoshi: "...God damn... Why does Julian have to be so fuggin heavy..."
Dr. Mario: "I-a have to use the expensive meds! And-a not get paid! I'll-a have to get revenge-a... somehow."
Trigger: "Dr. Mario, can you fix my crushed legs?"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Mario hurls a buncha pills at people, curing them, then he stomps off.
Gibby: "Well I tried to talk to her, but she wouldn't listen..."
Aribar looks about for Metal...
Metal Man (GM): Metal would be in his office.
Gibby grabs a pill and eats it. He slowly starts feeling better. "Ahhh... much better...'"
Dragoshi: "...Okay. ...All that aside... Where's Metal?"
Metal Man's still in his office.
Aribar limps towards Metal's office then, thinking that the elf has to do something... He would probably be tracking ash and such over the floor.
Trigger grabs one of the pills and takes it.
Dragoshi walks towards Metal's office.
Metal Man (GM): The office door is, like, unlocked. You may open it.
Trigger: "Ahh, that's much better."
Gibby decides to go see Metal as well. He walks over to his office and steps inside.
The Wraith looks at Gibby. "But you were the only one who even began to succeed... The rest hardly tried at all. Several were too quick to attack..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Man... My head... The hell? When'd we get back?" *Julian gets back to his feat and puts Vendetta's hilt in his back pocket, then heads to Metal's office along with everyone. He's got a clause he'd like to activate.*
Gibby: "Yeah... I can name a couple..." *He glares at Dragoshi.*
The Wraith drifts along with the group, closing its dex, interested to at least hear what's going on...
Trigger decides to take it easy so he goes back to his room to rest his legs.
Metal Man: "Everyone's in my office today, apparently."
Dragoshi: "...One can only tolerate so much crap." *Dragoshi mutters.*
Metal Man waves to all the people wandering into his office.
Gibby: "Sorry, Metal... we failed." *He lowers his head in shame.*
Metal Man: "...Well, besides a lack of pay, what can I say?"
Trigger enters Metal's office in a wheelchair.
The Wraith drifts in and shifts over to the side and into a corner, 'leaning' against the back wall and folding its arms...
Aribar steps in after Gibby and waits his turn to speak...
Gibby: "And... we've got a number of casualties..."
Julian Sawyer: "Mets! I'mma go ahead and activate that Arena Challenge I set up."
Dragoshi: "Ahem. Our mission was a complete and utter failure. A member of the mage's council flat-out incinerated our client's house. We then proceeded to take her on. Though, it seems that somehow Julian's blade corrupted her mind."
Metal Man: "...Well, go ahead with that, Julian. ...Wait a minute... ...Avoid using Vendetta. We should have it tested!"
Metal Man: "I mean... if it corrupted the mind of a powerful mage... I wouldn't want to see what it could do to mindless drones."
Dragoshi: "We damn well have no need for a followup to THAT incident!"
Metal Man: "Any way... you can just rest, then try again later. You lose some, you win some."
Trigger: "I guess so."
Julian Sawyer: "...Man, you gotta be kiddin' me... None-a this makes a damn bit a sense..."
Gibby nods. "Sure thing, Metal." He steps out of the office and goes to R+R
Metal Man: "You're telling me. We'll find out soon enough."
Trigger wheels out of Metal's office, and follows Gibby.
Julian Sawyer: "Hol' up. I want you-" *Points at Dragoshi* "You." *Points to Trigger* "An' you." *Points at Ghosty* "To meet me in the arena."
Aribar waits behind in Metal's office.
The Wraith raises an eyebrow, then shrugs, obliging...
Gibby: "Uhh... you realize you're in a Wheelchair, right Trigger?"
Trigger: "I'll be okay."
Julian Sawyer: "All y'all invited to spectate. And get outta the damn wheelchair, you don' need it."
Trigger: "Trust me."
Gibby: "...You're going to fight HIM... with a wheelchair? This I have to see!"
*He gets off the wheelchair.*
Gibby: *-_-;* "What a speedy recovery..."
Trigger: "Hmm, must have been a fast acting pill I took."
Julian Sawyer: "If I can' recover from massive burns with one 'a Doc's pills, you don' need a wheel chair for a leg injury."
Editor's Note: Now we know Dr. Mario is truly evil. He could cure all kinds of ailments and disabilities, but he only uses the 'good' medicine for the Questers.
Gibby: "Well then... TO THE ARENA!" *He goes to leave, but then stops.* "Err... which way is the arena again?"
The Wraith starts moving toward the arena, beckoning Gibby over his shoulder...
Julian Sawyer: "Not now. You got 20 minutes to get yourself ready while I get everythin' set up. Hear?"
Trigger: "Oh, ok."
Gibby nods to Wraith and follows him. Something seemed familiar about that guy, but what?
Trigger follows after Wraith and Gibby since he was nothing to do for the next 20 minutes.
Julian Sawyer: "An' if you get lost, check the damn map, I ain' givin' you directions." *Heads for the Arena.*
The Wraith happens to know the most direct route to the arena... wandering around all day will do that to ya.
Dragoshi calmly walks towards the arena.
Trigger enters the arena.
He looks behind himself. "Hmm, where did Gibby and Wraith go?"
Dragoshi appears behind Trigger. "Dunno."
Trigger: "GAH!! You scared me Dragoshi."
Gibby continues following the ghost man... as long as he doesn't glide through any walls at least.
Aribar: "Metal, is our client still... Err... Living? I feel really bad about what happen, and using what power I gained from the Yellow Chaos Emerald during the mission didn't help matters either... I would like to donate ten thousand coins to the client so he doesn't have to start life over totally from scratch."
The Wraith just drifts right down the hallway, leading Gibby directly to the arena spectator stands... It drifts in, and hovers low in front of a prime seat for viewing the battle...
Trigger: "Hey Drago, have you seen Julian, He told me to meet him here?"
Gibby: "Woah... nice seats. You sure know your way around here. Thanks ghost man!" *He gives him a thumbs up and has himself a center seat. *
Trigger sits next to Gibby.
The Wraith just lets out a rasping chuckle and nods...
Trigger: "Hmm, I wonder who is fighting tonight?"
*He pokes Gibby.* "Hey, you awake?"
Gibby: "...Huh?" *He snaps out of his trance and looks at Trigger.* "Oh, hey... wait a minute... aren't YOU fighting?"
Trigger: "I don't know, he told me to meet him here, that's all."
Gibby: "Well when someone tells you to meet them at the arena, it's usually cause they want to battle you."
Trigger: "But, I don't think I can take a guy on like Julian. He might kick my butt."
The Wraith just nods to Trigger...
Gibby: "Well yeah... he can kick A LOT of people's butts. But it's not about winning or losing in the arena. It's about putting on the best fight you can in order to prove yourself as a Quester. Just have faith in yourself, and you'll be fine."
Trigger: "I guess, Maybe I can get in a couple good hits."
Gibby: "Hey, weren't you the one that shot at that Nadra lady?"
Gibby: "Well there ya go! If you can hit her, you can definitely get one on Julian."
Dragoshi: "...He's got a point there"
Julian Sawyer Julian starts walking down from the Arena's control box "First off, Get your in the ring, Ghost, You fightin' too. Second off, I was gonna ask either Gibby or Aribar to help wit' this, but looks like Gibby's already volunteered." Julian reaches the spectator barricade, jumps over it, and jets to the center of the ring "Lastly, I got a prize for anyone one of y'all that survives, an' if none of ya do, the one who survived longest gets it."
Trigger: "Yeah, yeah!! Maybe I can possibly defeat Julian, I just gotta believe!! I can't believe I just said that."
The Wraith smirks and drifts forward, arms folded as one hand procures that stone...
Trigger walks down towards the ring.
Dragoshi flaps his huge, dark blue draconic wings and flies into the ring.
Gibby: "There ya go, kid. Just stay true to your heart." *Wow... was Gibby watching an after school special or what?*
Trigger hops in the ring.
Gibby: .oO(This is going to get ugly fast... I should've brought popcorn.)
Trigger: "Ok, lets do this!"
Julian Sawyer: "Hold up young'in, 3 against 1 ain't exactly a fair fight. 'Specially when one of 'ems got big-a armor and another's a ghost. GIBBY! Get down here, you helpin' me out."
Gibby: "Say what? Hey now, I didn't agree to an arena battle!"
Julian Sawyer: "I'll make it worth yo' while."
Gibby: "Yeah, I bet..." *He grumbles and slowly makes his way down to meet with Julian. *
Charles Magellean: *Why is it that Metal is dependent on this battle? ...Nice Summoning, though.*
Metal Man (GM): I was long in waiting because... well, simple.
I did one heck of a lot of stuff.
Simultaneously, for hours on end, with no break.
Metal Man: *He looks to Aribar* "Umm... er... he wasn't too badly hurt, but, sure... but... is this battle going to involve Vendetta?"
Gibby: "I don't think it should..."
Dragoshi: "...I damn well hope not."
Trigger: "You gonna be at some kinda handicap."
Metal Man: "Because, really. I don't need more possessed people. Especially not Questers. If I see it in the match, I'll beat down Julian myself."
Aribar gives Metal the 10,000 Coins then and guesses that the boss man will take care of it.
Julian Sawyer: "Man, you want Vendetta, take it." *Julian reaches into his back pocket, takes out Vendetta's hilt, and tosses it to Metal.*
Gibby: "Whew... one less thing to worry about."
Trigger cracks his knuckles. "Ok, lets do this."
Metal Man grabs it, and then something odd happens. The sword flares up and attempts to take control of him... but then one sees The Void glow in Metal and override the sword.
Julian Sawyer: "Hmmm... Ari, you wanna earn some quick coins?"
The Wraith raises an eyebrow as it sees this reaction...
Metal Man: "...You're dang lucky I'm part insane world-destroying being... had that been somebody else they'd probably have been taken over by it."
*He smacks it once or twice just to make sure it won't try that again.*
Dragoshi: "...What the..."
Aribar looks to Julian. "Eeh... I don't really need coins. Why?"
Gibby: "Woah... that thing is dangerous with a capital D."
Dragoshi: "...Yeah, seriously."
Metal Man (GM): *With a Void-like undertone* "Of course, the fact that I helped precipitate the original, un-infected model helps a lot... hmmm... somebody seriously modified this thing."
Dragoshi: "...Yeah seriously."
Julian Sawyer: "Nevermind." *Turns back to the assembled fighters* "A'ight, here's how it's gonna go down. Me an' Gibby gonna take on the rest of you. Team setting, Endurance match, One LIFE. We all clear?"
The Wraith nods...
"I suppose so..."
Metal Man pockets the thing and sits down, acting as if nothing abnormal happened. "You guys can fight in safety, now. If that thing tries anything I can go all The Void on it."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari can' get in on this too if he wants. You in, Ari?"
Aribar shakes his head. "Nah. I'm still burnt from the mission..."
Julian Sawyer: *Shrugs.* "Your loss, man... Alright, fighters to their respective sides of the arena..." *Heads to the right of the ring, motioning for Gibby to follow.*
Gibby nods and follows Julian to his place.
The Wraith nods and drifts to the opposite side of the arena, signaling Trigger and Dragoshi to follow.
Dragoshi dashes towards the opposite side of the arena, then assumes a fighting stance.
Trigger follows Wraith and gets in his fighting stance.
"Ok,ready over there?!"
Gibby slowly takes out his sword and stares down his opponents. .oO(Alright, lets see... I can't attack ghost boy head on, and Dragoshi's packing some heavy armor, so it looks like I'm focusing on Trigger...)
Julian Sawyer: "Sound the bell, school's in suckas!" *Ready... FIGHT!*
Dragoshi: .oO(Hmmm... Seems the most obvious choice would to be to-...Who the **** does he think he is, MC Hammer?)
Aetos wonders if Metal will do this match, or if he is allowed.
Metal Man (GM): Go ahead, Aetos. Go ahead.
Trigger: "Come on Julian!"
Julian Sawyer: *And Julian rushes the Ghost to start the match, aiming a kick right at it's head analogue as flames erupt from his boot for a KILLER KICK!*
The Wraith doesn't move much as it sees the attack coming... The kick just passes right through it, though some of the flames seem to make impact and linger...
Dragoshi chuckles, then turns around to look at Julian, then strikes at him with an Impaler and a Strangle (Impaler and Strangle. -3 TP, 37 for Impaler 6 and -4 AC for Strangle. If both hit that is)
Announcer: "It looks like Dragoshi was unleashing a killer move set, but unfortunately, Julian's just too fast for the assault."
Julian Sawyer: *Uh-uh! Julian keeps going after the kick, moving out of the way of Dragoshi.*
Gibby leans in to give himself some balance, and charges towards Trigger. When he gets within a couple feet, he leaps into the air and attempts a downward slash on Him.
Announcer: "Gibby uses a basic move and it connects soundly!"
Gibby leaps back to Julian.
Trigger takes aim on Julian and starts to blast him. Magical shot(Damage: 5+weapon damage(2) magical damage, chance of confusing target. Accuracy: Weapon's accuracy (+8)) 4 SP cost.
Julian Sawyer: *And the bullet whizzes past Julian's shoulder* "...Man, you even got a SCOPE on that thing an' you STILL miss!"
Gibby: "Go easy on him Julian, he's probably just nervous, ya know?"
Trigger attacks Julian again with a Smash attack. Smash attack (10 damage, +10 for each turn spent charging)
Julian Sawyer: *CLOSE! Julian deflects the Smash away with his forearm.*
Fan/Crowd: "Oohhhh!! Scary!!"
The Wraith just smirks, hardly phased by the attack... It raises that stone toward Julian, and shoots a swift tendril out of its left hand before unleashing a barrage of magical energy from the stone...
Julian Sawyer: *Dodges the first one* "Ha! You can't hit no-" *MAGIC'D.*
Gibby winces at seeing that.
Trigger: "Nice one Wraith!"
The Wraith just folds its arms and smirks, drifting back... (end)
Announcer: "WOW! That ghost thing just pummelled Julian in one horribly powerful attack! What IS that ROCK?..."
Aetos: *Round 2!*
Julian Sawyer: "Mother****er..." *Julian gets back to his feet, and seeing his only viable target, punches the HELL out of Trigger's face with a Knuckleduster!*
Trigger falls to the floor holding his face, writhing in pain.
Announcer: "A Massive flurry of attacks on Julian's part! That looks painful..."
Trigger: "OW, THAT ****IN' HURT!!"
Gibby: "So much for going easy..."
Dragoshi smirks, then attempts to strike Julian with a flipkick and an Impaler. (Flipkick and Impaler. -4 TP, 11 damage per flipkick, and 37 for Impaler)
*HIT, MISS, MISS.*
Julian Sawyer's kicked, but he catches his balance and stays on his feet!
Dragoshi: *Turn over.*
Gibby decides to go for a one-two combo on Trigger. He runs towards him like before, but he doesn't jump. Instead he holds the hilt of the sword a couple inches away from his face and downward slashes at Trigger's chest. Hit or miss, he then turns his sword upward and attacks with an upward slash going from the chest to the throat.
He flips back to Julian and goes back to defense.
Trigger performs a very hard punch directed at Gibby. Rocket strike(Damage: 20, Accuracy: +5, Range 2 TP) 4 SP cost.
Gibby attempts to block the punch with his sword, but it manages to go over and he gets whacked in the face hard. "OOF!"
Trigger runs behind Gibby, knocks him off balance and shoves his face into the ground. Takedown(5 damage, +5 to accuracy, stuns target)
Gibby: "Woah!" *He gets tripped and falls on his face. It's annoying, but not damaging.* "Oy..." @_@
Fan/Crowd: *Gibby! Oh nooo!*
Aetos: *Organ music blasts through the arena.*
The Wraith keeps that cocky smirk on its face, casually drifting forward again... It lifts one finger, shooting tendrils of darkness forward to wrap Julian up once more...
Trigger: "What the hell?"
The Wraith lets out a low growl as that one misses, and shoots forth yet another one...
Julian Sawyer: *And Julian saw it coming! He moves to the side... Only to get hit by the second one. Did I mention I hate you all? I'm pretty sure I did.*
The Wraith glows... darkly... for a second as it charges up another attack, then lets loose a medium-sized flurry of magic at the same target...
Aetos: *Round THREE.*
Julian Sawyer: "Alright, that's It! Gonna have to play dirty..." *Julian reaches into his belt, and pulls out... a pair of SPIKED Brass Knuckles! Julian slides them onto his hand, shuffles back a bit, then LUNGES forward at Dragoshi, aiming a Brass Knuckle Shuffle punch straight at his face!*
Fan/Crowd: "AR-EE-BAR! AR-EE-BAR! " *Repeats**' *
Dragoshi takes the full force of the blow. "Hmph." (247/300)
Announcer: "Do I hear 75,000?"
Julian Sawyer: *Turn OVA.*
Dragoshi stretches a hand out towards Gibby, creating a cyclone out from under the blue Kirby, attempting to slice him up a little bit then toss him. (Cyclone -3 TP, 23 damage if it hits. Throws foe if it connects, I think)
Gibby side steps
"Cute little twister ya got there!"
Dragoshi then attempts to swipe at Julian with his scythe. Twice. (Swipe. 27 damage a hit if each hit connects. -2 TP)
*Bam! 27 damage.*
Gibby attempts something crazy for this next attack. He runs towards Trigger, sword in his right "hand", and goes to attack, but he feigns a slash, leaps over, and head stomps Trigger in order to stun him. Hit or miss, he lands behind Trigger and attacks with a 360 horizontal slash as well.
He backflips back in style.
Trigger goes reeling from the sword slash.
He faces Julian, then his arm transforms into a rocket and propels him towards Julian at a high speed, exploding on impact. Rocket strike(Damage: 20, Accuracy: +5, Range 2 TP) 4 SP cost.
Julian Sawyer: *And the explosion never happens as Julian avoids. AGAIN.*
Gibby puts his sword away and starts walking away. "Meh... I'm kinda getting tired of this. Think I'll go take a nap. Best of luck Julian!" He waves him off as he exits the arena.
Trigger then trys for another smash attack. Smash attack(10 damage, +10 for each turn spent charging)
Julian Sawyer catches the fist heading towards him, and shoves him back "Get that crap outta here! ...WHAT?!
...You gotta be kiddin' me. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME!"
Aetos: *Round Four.*
Trigger hops out of the ring. "Sorry guys but I'm gonna go I'll see ya all later." Trigger leaves the arena.
Julian Sawyer: "...ARIBAR! Get in the ring!"
Dragoshi: "Heh. A little more fair. 2 against one."
The Wraith just shakes its head and wags its finger...
Aribar yells out, "Aww. The might Julian afraid of being killed by the rookies?"
"Trigger left too!
Besides, I'm fresh and everyone else is weathered."
Julian Sawyer: "Weathered my -CENSORED-! I haven' been able to HURT the ghost, and I just started dealing damage to Dragoshi!"
Aribar: "Well, they have to be getting tired knocking you down!"
The Wraith pauses thoughtfully for a second... Then it turns to Dragoshi, and signals for him to leave... A mere suggestion, of course.
Announcer creates a little white glove and slams a button with a "P4" on it on Aribar.
Aribar: "You'll fish me out a Hylian Loach from Hyrule Lake?"
The Wraith raises an eyebrow and looks skeptically at Aribar...
Aribar chuckles and tries to think of anything else he could ask of Julian for fun...
Aribar blinks and looks at the glove. "Hey, what are you doing?"
Aetos: *Aribar suddenly becomes dressed in... red!* *Changes your name-colors.*
Dragoshi: *He didn't.*
Aribar Jolts the hand.
"AAAAH" *POOM! Destroyed by ring out.*
Aetos: *Hand twitches.*
Metal Man (GM): *The Void appears in the arena, eats a bagel, takes a picture, and then goes back into Metal's body when nobody is looking*
Lava... made out of 'under construction' signs.
Ahhh! The paper! It burns!
The Wraith looks down at the floor which it is hovering above... and shrugs. It then beckons Julian to just bring it on, already.
*He looks down at the floor, and facepalms.*
Metal Man: "...I forgot to pay the lava people... again... Zzzz..."
Julian Sawyer: "...Man, who the HELL is in the booth?"
Dragoshi: "...A Mr. Saturn?"
Announcer: "Curses! Foiled again!... "
Julian Sawyer: "Man, forget it." *Julian suddenly turns and lands a BKS on Dragoshi!*
Dragoshi: "...Again?" (194/300)
*He shrugs, then swipes at Julian 4 times with his scythe. (Swipex4. 27 a hit, if any hit. -4 TP)*
Julian Sawyer: "'Less you lose that armor, yeah."
Aribar appears back in the stands. "A Hylian Loach, a dried out Bomb Flower, 'cake' from Saturn Valley, a snowcone made of artic snow topped with magnetic wasteland dust, and a piece of pie made by Kirby and I'll join one of the sides!"
Julian Sawyer: "You-*Dodge*-Can't-*Dodge*-Hit-*Dodge*-NOTHIN'!" *Dodge*
The Wraith just idly points one finger at Julian, more tendrils flying out at him...
Julian Sawyer: "NOW GET IN THE RI-"*OH GOD.*
The Wraith think lets out a rasping chuckle as it launches yet another Wrack attack at Julian, bombarding him with more and more magic energy...
Aetos: *Round 5... moving fast, eh?*
Julian Sawyer: *More and more Magic Energy MISSES as Julian scrambles to his feet, rearing back a bit more with the Brass Knux, then does a two-step and LUNGES towards Dragoshi with a CHARGED BKS! Ova.*
Dragoshi: *FOOM!* "...Eff you too." (88/300)
*He just groans, and continues on his regularly scheduled flight path. (Swipex4. -4 TP, 27 a hit if any of the blows connect)
* "Ha! How's dat for some payback, Julian!?"
Julian Sawyer: "'Zat all you GOT? I'm still standin'!" *Julian's swaying a bit though, and wondering when the hell Aribar's going to jump in.*
The Wraith just grins as it drifts forward a bit... then backs away. Instead of attacking, it just turns to Dragoshi and... forms a dark barrier around him.
*End turn. Jules again.*
Dragoshi: "Thanks man, I needed that."
The Wraith: *Aaaaand... the shield shatters. That's about it.*
Dragoshi: *The barrier shatters.* "Heh." (Still 33/100)
*He then returns the favor to Julian with four more Swipes. (Swipex4. You know the drill)*
Julian Sawyer: *It looks like Julian's done for! But... TINK* "...Ain't done yet, PUNK." *Julian's barrier finally decided to show itself! Lazy barrier!*
Dragoshi: "Of all the contrivedly cheap-"
Julian Sawyer: "Look who's talkin!"
Dragoshi: "Heh. Yeah, says the pot to the kettle."
The Wraith just smirks... It turns to Dragoshi, and nods apologetically as it's not going to maintain that barrier... It's got damage to do. It shoots forth those annoying dark tendrils from its fingertip at Julian...
He growls as that misses, and sends some more forward...
Julian Sawyer: *Nuh-uh! Julian moves to the side, he ain't goin' down without a fight! And then he's hit by the second one!*
The Wraith then smirks, satisfied, and blasts off one more of those super-powered magic blasts!
Julian Sawyer avoids! AGAIN!
"Get-Outta-My-RING!" *Julian BKS's Dragoshi outta the ring! KO!*
Dragoshi: "...Eh. ...Ow, dammit. And, with that, I'm outta here." *Falls to the ground, KO'd.*
The Wraith watches Dragoshi get demolished by that last attack, then just waves its empty hand around in a circle, forming four ethereal 'shards' of energy... It then flicks its finger, sending them flying at high speeds toward Julian, each rapidly after the other...
Julian Sawyer: *Yeah, fuck it, Julian's out.*
Charles Magellean: *DO NOT USE THAT.*
The Wraith just nods slowly and backs to the center of the ring, folding its arms calmly as it watches its final attack take effect...
Dragoshi: "..." *Still KO'd.*
The Wraith then takes out his Dex to communicate with those who choose to listen. "...You picked the fight. Shoulda' used more caution against the phantom of a former Quester..." And without another word, it floats away...
Metal Man: "Zzzz..." *Is covered in dust; magically has a sheet draped over him as he sleeps atop a nearby desk for no reason.*
Dragoshi gets up, after hearing those words. "...Huh." Uses his scythe as a walking stick to exit and go to his room.
Julian Sawyer makes sure to nail a crucifix to his door so the Wraith can't enter his room before he goes to bed. >_<