Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 287: Nuclear Houseageddon
Date: 7:46:07 PM, June 21st, 2006.
Metal Man (GM): Yet another mission.
The group's at the Big Room, having selected... Mission 11.
Metal walks in, as usual.
Gibby: "Yo, Metal."
Dragoshi: "Yo, boss."
Metal Man: "Well, that's a simple mission. All you have to do is... uhh... NOT infect them with Vendetta... and... uhh... Avoid using time machines."
Gibby: "Can do!"
Aribar: "...And Chaos Control?"
Metal Man: "They don't like that either."
The Wraith nods...
Dragoshi: "...Yeah. Just as long as we don't try and FREEZE them in time"
Wolfman is somewhat around.
Metal Man somewhat glances to Wolf, before looking over the map.
Wolfman returns the look.
Digifanatic: "Hey, Metal. I want to ask you something about what the stuff going on between us and Ruvyn last mission, alright?"
Metal Man: "You've been doing pretty well up to this point--don't repeat the last Council mission. Uhhh... it's taken care of."
Aribar nods, a frown on his face. It seems like he's been concerned about many things lately...
Gibby nods. "We won't!"
Dragoshi: "...We promise not to."
Digifanatic: "No, but I'm curious about something. It's about Kuja."
Wolfman stays silent through this... he doesn't want to push anything right now.
Metal Man: "What about him?"
Digifanatic: "This may be weird, but... it could prove helpful. Were his parents evil and basically taught him to hate and despise anyone who hated him, or was he a somewhat nice guy when he was young that turned dark due to psychological... problems?"
Gibby: "That sounds like 'nature vs. nurture' to me."
"...what is your point Digi?"
Editor's Note: I couldn't help but chuckle at Wolfman's brutal takedown of Digi's statement. (FFIX!Kuja was someone who wasn't necessarily meant solely for evil, but SSQ!Kuja definitely was.)
Metal Man: "...He didn't have any parents. He was directly created from a soul. From the beginning, his purpose was to destroy."
Digifanatic: "Ah. I didn't know that. Never mind."
Wolfman: "Basically, avoid Time Travel and we'll be fine; is that correct?"
Metal Man points at the elevator. "It's ready... heh... I should just call it the warp elevator. And... yes."
Digifanatic: "Fine by me."
Aribar steps forward and onto the elevator.
The Wraith nods, and drifts toward the elevator...
Wolfman salutes with his right front paw.
"Understood." *Follows the others.*
Digifanatic: "I figured it was at least worth asking."
Gibby: "Oh boy... another elevator ride!"
*He steps inside.*
Digifanatic flashes an "OK" sign at Wolf and Metal and follows the others.
Dragoshi walks into the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP*
Soon... you are in Toad Town.
Wolfman gets a look at the town... it's been too long since he's been here.
Metal Man (GM): A Toad is before you... staring at the burnt and exploding ruins of his house.
It's mostly of huts; one or two skyscrapers around.
Toad: "About time... this dude blew up my house!"
Gibby: "Ouch... hope he had insurance."
The Wraith drifts forward, nodding to the toad and drifting straight toward the house...
Metal Man (GM): You see... a bizarre sight.
Wolfman gets a look at the house from where he stands, not approaching yet.
Metal Man (GM): A man in all black armor firing spells at the house, blowing it up.
Aribar looks about the town and unpleasant memories return to the elf. He looks at the ruined house and to the Toad standing there. "Sorry; we try the best we can to get as many jobs done as possible, but we cannot be everywhere at once."
Metal Man (GM): He then takes the debris and eats it.
Dragoshi: "...So... What did this gem loo-" *Sees the bizarre sight.*
Gibby: "...I'm not sure how to react to this."
The Wraith crosses its arms and procures its purple and grey stones into its hands, but keeps its arms folded... A dark shield appears around its form.
Dragoshi: "...What the-"
Wolfman turns to the Toad. Is there any spot you need to be taken to while my allies help with this?
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Toad: "He's been doing that for hours now. Days."
Dragoshi readies his scythe.
Toad: "He's been eating various things from doorknobs to electrical sockets."
Aribar changes his glance to the black clad man before looking back to the Toad. "... Has he responded to anything you said to him?"
???: "..." *Solemnly eats a doorstop.*
Gibby: "And I thought I ate too much."
Toad: "No. He merely tried to blow me up and eat my hat!"
The Wraith opens its dex, the others' in the area beep...
Dragoshi: "...Damn. And I thought I had an appetite!"
Wolfman: "...that vaguely sounds like someone else I know. But no matter. Do you wish us to capture him alive?"
Digifanatic: "Sounds like Kirby's in for a rival."
Gibby checks his dex to hear what Wraith had to say.
Toad: "I just want him to stop eating my house."
Digifanatic opens his.
Gibby: "Perhaps if we just talked to him."
???: *Rips a cable out of the ground, blows it up, and eats it.*
The Wraith's voice rasps over the open Dexes. "...Where is the stone...?"
Wolfman turns to the eating guy.
Aribar calls out to the man, "Excuse me, sir? Could we have a word with you?"
Wolfman: "If you don't mind me asking, who are you?"
Digifanatic: "The stone?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is hit by a gigantic fireball and takes 50 damage.
Wolfman recoils backwards...
Digifanatic: "Oh boy."
Gibby: "So much for talking..."
Wolfman: "...obviously the peaceful approach won't work."
Digifanatic: "Get that guy a chill pill."
Metal Man (GM): He makes sure to fire a fireball into Aribar, too, dealing 50 more.
Then he goes back to eating rubbish.
Digifanatic: "You know, this may be a lot more peaceful."
Toad: "...That's what he did when I tried to talk to him."
Digifanatic: "We don't have Julian here right now."
Wolfman turns to the Toad.
"What do you advise then?"
The Wraith: "Where is the stone...?"
Toad: "...I don't know... I dropped the stone somewhere in that exploded mess."
Toad: "He must be looking for it."
The Wraith: "..."
Aribar is pushed backwards by the ball of fire and more than a little charred. He casts a quick curative spell on himself and then Wolfman. (46 HP restored.)
Digifanatic rolls his eyes--this is one of the first times he has somewhat commented on Julian out of his presence.
"What did it look like?
Aribar frowns and continues watching this man...
Toad: "A weird prism thingy with blue hue to it. Somehow I felt powerful while holding it."
The Wraith closes its dex, and drifts around to the side of the building, out of the man's view... It goes to pass in through what's left of a wall and begin looking around.
Metal Man (GM): The man is currently eating the foundation of the house.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhhhhhhh boy."
Dragoshi: "...Time Stone, maybe?"
Digifanatic: "Yep... Got to be."
Metal Man (GM): You fly in, and see a mess. Many things have been blown up... or eaten.
Gibby: "Maybe. But first, lets deal with sir eats-a-lot over here."
Dragoshi: "...No shiart, man."
The Wraith begins searching through the rubble, passing through what he needs to in pursuit of the stone...
???: "..." *Eats a kitchen sink after blowing it up*
Metal Man (GM): You find... the stone. Sitting under an overturned laundry basket.
Dragoshi: "...Great. He's eaten everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink"
Digifanatic: "Wraith? You find anything?"
Wolfman: *To Dragoshi* "That's a bad cliche."
*To Dragoshi* "Think we can combo attack him off of his search?"
The Wraith looks to see if the man is in view of the stone and wraith's current location, and if there's a concealed path of exit...
Digifanatic: *Over Dex, that was.*
Metal Man (GM): You see him slurp down a bunch of bricks... he has his back turned.
Dragoshi: *To Wolfman* "Possibly."
Aribar just stands back from the house and such. He doesn't want to get close to that thing.
Wolfman gets in "mount me" position.
The Wraith goes to possess the stone and attempt to float it away, dodging behind a wall or other obstruction as soon as possible.
Dragoshi mounts Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): The Wraith flies away with the time stone.
Wolfman lets loose his Rocket Tackle when Dragoshi fires his tornado.
Metal Man (GM): The weirdo then... sees it... and begins chasing him... and is then attacked by the combo attack.
The Wraith attempts to contact Metal from its current location if possible...
Metal Man (GM): He is momentarily stunned, before he then runs after The Wraith.
Wolfman aimed properly for once.
Metal Man (GM): You open the dex.
Wolfman: "Oh no you don't!"
Wolfman chases after him with Dragoshi on his back.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, no ya don't!"
Aribar rushes over to the Wraith. "Toss it here! You'll be roasted alive if he catches you!"
Metal Man (GM): The Wraith opens his dex... a lightning bolt flies past his shoulder.
The Wraith drifts up and away, keeping away from the mage... "Metal, I've procured the stone... See if you can transfer it away before the mage gets ahold of it."
Metal Man (GM): You fly away from the berserk evil man... only to encounter something else.
Ivo Robotnik: "Give me that stone!" *Flies in on his Egg-o-matic.*
Digifanatic: "OH GOD."
Dragoshi: "...Oh, gaw dammet."
Metal Man (GM): The dex is blasted out of your hands by a laser.
The Wraith: .oO(Figured we'd see that--Gah! Oooohh... Bad move, buddy.)
Metal Man (GM): The Wraith has the ??? chasing him, and Robotnik flying towards him.
Wolfman attempts to keep pace with Ivo.
"Dragoshi, fire away at will."
Metal Man (GM): What does he do? What DOES he do?
Julian Sawyer: *And then JULIAN warps in! Fun times!* "Yo! What'd I mi-...Goddammit."
Ivo Robotnik: "All of the time stones belong to me!"
Gibby: "Right on time."
Dragoshi fires an Earth Bite at Ivo "No way in hell, man!"
Aribar attempts to get between the Wraith and the others as an elven meat shield... While keeping pace in this chase, of course.
Julian Sawyer: "What's the low-down?"
???: "!!!" *Hurls a fireball at Wraith.*
The Wraith dives into the stone and hovers there for a second, waiting for both to get closer... When they're charging in close and at high speeds, it zips away to the side!
Metal Man (GM): ...Or not.
Digifanatic: .oO(DANG IT DANG IT DANG IT! Right after I'd say this would be fine...)
Metal Man (GM): The Wraith flies out of the way as Ivo collides into the ???.
Ivo Robotnik: "Argh! Get out of my way, you freak!"
Wolfman slows down.
Dragoshi: "...That was... Spookily convenient."
Julian Sawyer: "YO! STONE! OVER HERE!"
Dragoshi: "...In a way."
Metal Man (GM): The Egg-o-matic floats up and turns to face The Wraith.
Aribar: "Mr. Armor clad person, if you're with the Mage Council get that person! He has tons of Time Stones!"
Aribar still tries to stay between Ivo and the Wraith...
Dragoshi: "Yeah. Three of em'!"
The Wraith (The Time Stone) drifts away from the tackling duo, toward the Questers.
Ivo Robotnik: "...Which I have conveniently obtained... to give to the council!"
Metal Man (GM): ??? turns to the Questers.
Dragoshi: "...He's lying!" (Motive check?)
Ivo Robotnik: "We must get the remaining Time Stone!"
Wolfman turns to Ivo and the mysterious person.
"...if someone can explain to me what's going on, I'd appreciate it."
Metal Man (GM): ??? seems... confused.
Julian Sawyer jumps up and activates his Rocket Boots, trying to grab the Stone before Ivo can get to it.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi: Ivo is obviously lying.
Aribar: "He wishes to use the Time Stones to rewrite history and make the Void again!"
Julian Sawyer: "All I know is, Ivo's here, a time stone's here, and we can't let 'em have it."
Ivo Robotnik: "...I hate the Void, you idiot! He trapped me in his X-zone!"
Aribar: "We want to prevent them from being used!"
Dragoshi: "...You couldn't pull the wool over our eyes, Ivo! You're lyin'!"
Metal Man (GM): Opposing... uhh... bluff checks.
Julian Sawyer: *So, did Julian grab the stone as it floats towards the group?*
The Wraith allows Julian to take the stone if he is the first to get to it. It then releases, resuming its original state.
Metal Man (GM): ??? is convinced that Robotnik is telling the truth... barely.
Mainly for the convenience of owning a Time Stone.
Digifanatic: "No! Don't listen to the fat freak!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian grabs the stone. Then a lightning bolt flies at him.
Wolfman just watches Ivo and ??? go at it, wondering who he should attack... if at all.
Julian Sawyer: *Yoink. Julian takes the stone, and places it deep in his back pocket.*
Aribar: "We can be diplomatic about this. He just blasts everything until he gets what he wants!"
Metal Man (GM): *KERZAP* 100 electric damage.
Wolfman doesn't fully trust Ivo though...
Julian Sawyer: *BAZT! Julian's almost knocked out of the sky by that one* "..."
???: *Makes a sign... then walks to fight the Questers.*
The Wraith looks at Robotnik, eyeing him suspiciously... and his equipment. He's sizing him up...
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Battle
Dragoshi: "I can't believe you stupidly believe him"
Metal Man (GM): Questers vs. ??? ?
??: "... . ? ...! .! ! ! !!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Order: Julian, Aribar, Dragoshi, Digi, Wolf, ???, Wraith
Ivo Robotnik: "Yes! That's it! Kill them alllll!"
Metal Man (GM): He sits there as he is hit.
Julian Sawyer then sits back and Dexes him.
Wolfman observes the current attack by Julian... seeing what works and what doesn't.
Metal Man (GM): You hit him... and the blade bounces off.
You dex him... and the dex beam bounces off.
Julian Sawyer: "...You gotta be kiddin'."
Dragoshi: "...What the-"
Smash Dex: "Danger: Subject has extremely thick, magical armor which defies physics."
Julian Sawyer: "You GOTTA be KIDDIN' ME!"
Wolfman wonders how he managed to hit him with Dragoshi then...
Smash Dex: "...Name returned as "Jin Tetrad" of the Mages' council."
Julian Sawyer: "...GodDAMMIT."
Dragoshi: "...Maybe elemental attacks work on him?"
Julian Sawyer: "We gonna hafta talk our way outta this..."
Wolfman: .oO(...I get hit, then I return the favor. Being peaceful wasn't working...)
Ivo Robotnik: "Mwoohoohoohoo! This is great!"
Wolfman: "Talking won't work well: when I tried talking, I got blasted."
Julian Sawyer: "Maybe you ain't so good at talkin'."
Metal Man (GM): That it?
Wolfman: "All I did was ask who he was."
Dragoshi: "...I'm surprised he didn't automatically consider us as enemies due to the incident involving that DAMN pyro..."
Julian Sawyer: "Look, you ain't gonna be able to hurt 'em!"
Aribar quickly unsheaths Moonlight and wonders what to do against this new foe. Diplomacy isn't an option now. The elf wonders if anything will cut through that black metal armor... Wait. Metal. Lightning conducts electricity... Good bet. He points Moonlight at this Tetrad and lightning dances down his arm, through Moonlight's blade, and leaps off of the tip at this knight of the Mage Council. (Lightning. Turn over after this.)
Julian Sawyer: "If I can't hurt 'em, YOU definitely can't."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
The lightning ricochets off his armor.
Aribar: "...Okay, lightning doesn't work."
Julian Sawyer: "What I tell you, foo'?!"
Wolfman will attempt speaking on his turn.
Dragoshi: "...That armor is annoying, you know that right?"
Dragoshi: "...I'll take that as a 'yes'."
Julian Sawyer: "Now you know how I feel when I fight YOU."
Dragoshi: "...Right. I'm not even going to bother." *End of turn.*
Digifanatic starts by handing one of his Mushrooms to Julian. He follows it up with an Icy Kick to Jin's midsection... he figures that at least by tossing another element in there, it'll at least help find out any possible weaknesses.
Metal Man (GM): Your attack bounces off of him.
Digifanatic: "Okay... electricity nor ice..."
Ivo Robotnik: "You fools! He is clearly invincible! Hahahahahaha!"
Julian Sawyer: "How many times I gotta say it?!"
Wolfman doesn't want to fight... but he does want answers... (figuring out how to type this)
Digifanatic: "I understand your point, but at least we're trying to find a weakness."
Julian Sawyer: "THERE AIN'T WEAKNESS! 'Cept his ears!"
Ivo Robotnik: "Just give me the Time Stone if you wish to live!"
Wolfman: "I wish to understand something at least. When I tried speaking to you politely, you blasted me. I only attacked you: 1, after you hit me, and 2, due to a request to secure the Time Stone from Smasher HQ. I wish to cooperate with you Jin, but I want to at least know why I was blasted."
Metal Man (GM): Diplomacy check.
Julian Sawyer: *J00 fail.*
Metal Man (GM): He shoots a lightning bolt into your mouth ..You manage to get 1 point under success.
*BZAP* 100 electrical damage.
Wolfman gets shocked...
Ivo Robotnik: "He won't talk with you... merely destroy you... hahahahah!"
Wolfman then turns the tables on Ivo then...
Aribar: .oO(How does the Mage Council know such awe-inspiring spells? ...)
Wolfman: "Then how about I talk with you then? Why do you want the Time Stones so bad? You just said you would turn them into the Council, when in an earlier fight with us, you said you wanted to rule the world with them!"
*He this is to Ivo.*
Metal Man (GM): ...His luck is horrible.
Ivo Robotnik: "Don't believe him! He's a loser!"
Dragoshi: "Shut it, pork rind!"
???: *Turns to fire at Ivo...*
Ivo Robotnik: "Hah... you don't know what you're up against!"
Dragoshi: "I'm sick and tired of your damn lies!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button, and ??? is frozen in time.
Wolfman: .oO(...that actually worked!)
Julian Sawyer: "...An' I'm right. AGAIN."
Aribar: "...He has a Time Stone with him!"
The Wraith stares blankly at Ivo...
Dragoshi: "He prolly' brought all three"
Julian Sawyer: "Psh. No one listens to Julian... Then they got shot."
Editor's Note: Reminiscent of what happened in another RPG where nobody listened to Anthon Tark, then they got shot.
Ivo Robotnik: "Hmmm... steal a mage with enough power to destroy the Questers... or the Time Stone..."
Julian Sawyer: "So now we gotta fight him again?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Or... yes... much better."
Julian Sawyer: "Look man, I already GOT the time stone. You ain't gotta get it."
Ivo Robotnik: "If you do not give me the Time Stone... Aetos will die!"
Julian Sawyer: "...So?"
Wolfman: "...but isn't he a traitor?"
Toad: "...All I wanted was my house to stop exploding. Now all these people are fighting... ugh."
Digifanatic: "Wolf, I have NO idea what happened to him."
Dragoshi: "...You actually thought that would WORK? I mean, I'm neutral on the Aetos thing"
The Wraith folds its arms and lets out that rasping chuckle...
Julian Sawyer: "We stopped it from explodin', didn't we?"
Ivo Robotnik: "...Uhhhh... so... you don't care if he dies?"
Julian Sawyer: "Not really. We got like... jeez, 4 replacements for 'em."
Wolfman: "Didn't you earlier say that he was a traitor? And that traitors should die?"
Julian Sawyer: "No, wait...5. Yeah."
Aribar: "...We can't give you the stone, but he can't die."
Ivo Robotnik: "Ahah! That's all I need!"
Julian Sawyer: "?"
Ivo Robotnik: *Brandishes a 'kill Aetos' button* "You must... give me the stone!"
Julian Sawyer: "HELL no."
Aribar: "Perhaps we can work out a different trade?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, you must be..."
The Wraith simply shakes its head...
Ivo Robotnik: "...What sort of trade?"
Julian Sawyer: "We'll trade you Trigger."
Dragoshi: "...How many specific buttons do you have on that damn-"
Wolfman: "I don't recall Trigger being a traitor."
Ivo Robotnik: "Why would I want him? He doesn't have anything useful."
Julian Sawyer: "Exactly."
Digifanatic: .oO(I wonder if anyone's furnishing any fake Time Stones like those Chaos Emeralds...)
Dragoshi hears Julian, then laughs.
Aribar: "What do you want besides the Time Stone?"
Dragoshi: "Hate to say it, but he's right"
Ivo Robotnik: "I could use a nuclear warhead. Or... perhaps... Garrick... he's useful."
Julian Sawyer: "No dice."
Aribar: "...We might be able to tell you where to get the former."
Ivo Robotnik: "Hmmm?"
Julian Sawyer: "Ari, what you DOIN'? We ain't givin' this maniac a nuke!"
Dragoshi: "...ASIDE from anything that leads to friggin' TOTAL ANNIHILA-...Ari. Are you nuts?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Just tell me where, when... the catches..."
Wolfman just stays silent... he did his part.
Ivo Robotnik: *Clutches the button* "And your friend... will live!"
Aribar: .oO(The Gunichip thing could take out Ivo... I hope...)
Julian Sawyer: "You ain't gettin' NOTHIN'."
Wolfman: *To Julian* "Hold."
Ivo Robotnik: "Your friend's about to give me a nuclear weapon."
Julian Sawyer: "What, you wanna give this freak a nuke TOO?"
Wolfman: "Personally, no. I just want you to calm down."
Ivo Robotnik: "Yes... I could do so much with a nuclear weapon... so much more than those worthless laser satellites I stole long ago."
Aribar: "...I can get you the nuke, but on one condition."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari, you know what's good for you, you shut yo' damn mouth."
Ivo Robotnik: "What condition?"
Aribar takes a few steps away from Julian...
"Aetos and I switch places."
Julian Sawyer: "...Ari, don't."
Ivo Robotnik: "Well, that'd be just fine! Just... fine."
Wolfman stands between Aribar and Julian.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh here we go again...)
Dragoshi shakes his head "...Py."
Julian Sawyer: "We ain't got no USE for Aetos. We got use for you."
Ivo Robotnik: "I, too, have one condition. ...You warp this mage into Death Mountain, so that he doesn't come back to life and kill us when we're doing this.
He won't be harmed... just far, far away from us."
Wolfman stands by the mage now.
Toad: "...Just warp him anyway... I don't want him to eat the rest of my house!"
Wolfman: "I'd rather not see this take place myself."
Toad: "I could care less for deadly hunks of glass and hostages."
Wolfman: .oO(...have the Toads really gotten this stranger since my absence?)
Aribar: "...We can't warp him away. I don't think we have the means."
Ivo Robotnik: "Oh... but you do!"
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out... what looks like a smash dex, and points to a button which says 'Warp out'
Ivo Robotnik: "All I need... is for one of you to press the button."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari, I gotta wonder why you doin' this. It's AETOS. Y'know, the guy who defected to THE VOID? Why you wanna give Ivo a nuke AN' yoself fo' him?"
Digifanatic walks close to Dragoshi, and whispers:
Wolfman puts a foot next to the mage... he wants to be warped along.
Digifanatic: "Think we should tell Metal about our probs with Sawyer?"
Wolfman: .oO(I hope I can get on this guy's good side...)
Ivo Robotnik: "No... it's quite all right. We need a dissenter in every argument."
Dragoshi whispers back to Digi and says:
"...I suppose so."
Aribar looks to Julian before turning back to Ivo. With a concerned look on his face he sheathes Moonlight and takes out Klumsy's old dex.
Ivo Robotnik: "Yes... that should do... press the button, and our transaction shall be done."
The Wraith shakes its head to Aribar...
Digifanatic: *Back to Dragoshi* "Actually, that wouldn't be good. Not because he's a vital force, but he'd kill me if I ever ratted on him."
Julian Sawyer: "Ari! Don't do it!"
Dragoshi: *Back to Digi*"...Yeah. That'd be a problem right there"
The Wraith quickly turns and goes to fire a magical bolt at Ivo's 'Dex', just in case.
Aribar has his thumb hover over the button while trying to make sure he has his plan down pat.
Metal Man (GM): The bolt bounces off a force field.
Ivo Robotnik: "Did you think I'd let you hit my smash dex? No."
Dragoshi then looks at what Wraith did"...Oh, come on."
The Wraith: .oO(Figured as much... Hrm.)
Aribar presses the warp out button.
Ivo Robotnik: "I've had these for years... very useful. Stolen from some garbage Magellean things."
Metal Man (GM): When he presses the button... weird stuff happens.
The Wraith folds its arm and starts drifting toward Robotnik... then looks to Aribar.
Julian Sawyer: "...Goddammit."
Metal Man (GM): Jin vanishes.
Wolfman was touching the mage when it happened.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar vanishes.
Wolfman hopes he gets vanished as well.
Metal Man (GM): ...Wolfman vanishes with Jin.
Aetos appears, without C-4 on his back.
Robotnik reappears, with a smug grin on his face.
Wolfman: .oO(Hopefully I can do my part...) *WARP.*
Ivo Robotnik: "...Now... I have a nuclear bomb pointed at your headquarters."
Julian Sawyer: "...You mother****er."
Ivo Robotnik: "Give me the time stone!"
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
Metal Man (GM): Who can tell? --> PM
Julian Sawyer tries to tell if he's bluffing...
Metal Man (GM): Detect Motive check.
Julian Sawyer: *Luck.*
Metal Man (GM): He seems to be telling the truth.
Julian Sawyer: "...Guys... group vote."
Aetos rubs his head. "...Well this is awkward." he says quietly.
Dragoshi looks at Julian"...Yes?"
The Wraith rubs its chin as it goes to find its dex and pick it up...
Digifanatic: "Yeah... what has happened to you in Robotnik's place?"
Metal Man (GM): Aetos: You remember about to be showed the base... then time warping.
Aetos: "...So the Questers decided to save me?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Merely trade you for Aribar and a nuclear warhead."
Aetos: "Ohh... shiny."
Dragoshi: "...Why couldn't it've been JUST Ari?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Now now. Give me the stone or a nuclear explosion will destroy your headquarters."
Aetos: "I didn't realize I had such high ransom."
Julian Sawyer: "WE ain't decided to save you, traitor. Ari went in and gave up himself AN' a nuke fo' you. An' I'mma deal wit' you later."
Aetos raises his eyebrow at Julian.
Dragoshi: "...Also, on that note... If we ever see Ari again, remind me to beat the HELL out of him for coming up with this trade."
Julian Sawyer: "Hol' up..." *Julian quickly contacts HQ, mainly Metal* "Metal, run a quick scan for me an' see if we got a nuke pointed at HQ."
Aetos: "You people seem tense."
Digifanatic: "Wait... Julian. When did the whole traitor thing began? I know you have a grudge with him, but please retell to me how it stated."
Metal Man (GM): You turn on the dex... and get static.
Ivo Robotnik: "Nuh-uh-uh! I blocked your dexes."
Dragoshi: "I mean, after this whole misadventure."
Ivo Robotnik: "I could have planted explosives to your heads, but that'd be... unfair. So I'm going to say this one more time. The Time Stone... or nuclear annihilation."
Aetos sits down and looks at Ivo. "So what's going to happen now?"
Dragoshi: "...And of course, Ivo being the somewhat cliched EVIL scientist he is, blocked our transmissions, but in fairness-Yeah. That."
Ivo Robotnik: "They will pick: nuclear explosion or Time Stone."
Julian Sawyer tries once more to see if he's telling the truth...
Aetos: "I'd go with Time Stone, people."
Dragoshi: "...Though first..."
Metal Man (GM): He's pretty truthful to you. Even then, you can't think of how he'd do this other stuff if he was lying.
Dragoshi checks to see if Ivo is gonna think out the situation to see if Ivo lies about this, and if there's an alternative way to get a second time stone for us WITHOUT nuking HQ.
Metal Man (GM): Okay... that's gonna be two checks.
Detect Motive and Luck.
Aetos: "Hey, what about Angel Island, Ivo?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Angel Island? Bah. Small potatoes."
Aetos tilts his head.
Metal Man (GM): You hurl it at his ship... and he grabs it in his claw.
Ivo Robotnik: "Well well well... four time stones... What about the other one?"
Aetos: "So after all that, you're leaving me with the authorities?"
Julian Sawyer then floats slowly down to the ground, lookin' PISSED.
Ivo Robotnik: "Just a moment." *He turns to Julian* "...The other time stone?"
Julian Sawyer: "I ain't GOT no other Time Stone."
Ivo Robotnik: "Hm... a shame. Well... I think I'll nuke your headquarters now."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button.
The Wraith: *The dexes would beep...*
Metal Man (GM): Then... he warps away.
Digifanatic opens his Dex.
Metal Man (GM): Indeed; your dexes work now.
Digifanatic: "Great... just great..."
Aetos: "...Just a moment, he says, and then he leaves."
The Wraith would attempt to send that beep to the dex that Robotnik has, if possible...
Metal Man (GM): You try, but you get static. He's jumped time zones.
Toad: "Uhh..." *Points at the sky*
Metal Man (GM): You see a nuclear missile rising from Lake Hyrule.
The Wraith: "...Damn." The transmission closes. The wraith is nowhere to be seen.
Julian Sawyer: "You... mother... FUAHHHHHHH!" *Julian would fly into a rage and try to beat up Ivo, but seeing as how he's conveniently disappeared, Julian rushes off screen entirely, screaming in a rage.*
Digifanatic: "Oh man oh man oh man oh man..."
Aetos blinks as Julian runs off. "Uhh." He goes off in the other direction to get away from Julian, not wanting to test his luck.
Editor's Note: There was an entire string where Julian desperately tried to godmod Aetos' death and failed, for 140+ lines, but it was childish and not accepted as a canon action that actually happened, until eventually Dr. Mario had to KO both him and Aetos so they'd stop their useless interaction of godmod vs. godmod. Back then I averted my gaze hoping it would go away. Then had to break it up with Dr. Mario since it didn't stop. So I have taken the extra step and removed both of them from the rest of the log. Let this be a lesson to... people who aren't here anymore? And are probably way older and unlikely to ever repeat it again? Eh. I guess, just enjoy the cleaner log that results from my editorial direction thus.
Digifanatic: "Okay, what do we do against the warhead?"
Metal Man (GM): Aaaand! Behold!
The missile flies towards HQ...
...and... meanwhile... in outer space...
Gunicard E-Light: "...One of my missiles is off target.
Someone... stole it so fast I couldn't see them!
I'll just have to turn it off." *Click*
Metal Man (GM): Back at Quester HQ... Metal looks out the window.
Metal Man: "...Why is there a nuclear missile flying at us?"
SIMBER: "...Your guess is as good as mine."
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly loses power and crashes harmlessly into the roof. Metal leaps to the ground.
Metal Man: "...I'm not dead yet... odd..."
SIMBER: "Gunicard has sent a message. It appears the nuke was stolen, fired, and then turned off."
Metal Man: "...I don't want to hear how it got fired at us."
Metal Man (GM): Back at Toad Town
Well, you're down a Time Stone, down Wolfman, and also missing Wolfman.
The Wraith looks at... what's left of the building. Still standing, for the most part?
Metal Man (GM): You look at it... and find it to be rather odd...
It looks... totally rebuilt?
A note is attached to it.
The Wraith raises an eyebrow, and goes over to read the note...
Note: 'Dear Questers:
I have decided to rebuild this house in my free time, while celebrating the nuclear destruction of your headquarters.
Please enjoy the refreshments.
-Ivo Robotnik, owner of Four Time Stones'
The Wraith: *Sweatdrop... he then backs away, shaking its head... It then looks at the Toad, and waves its arm toward the house, signaling it's all his again.*
Toad: "...Uhhh... I guess you fixed my house. Thanks!" *He walks on in.*
The Wraith gives a thumbs up.
Metal Man (GM): Mission... Accomplished? What the Hell? - +20,000 coins
Dragoshi blinks "...What the *Draconic*."
Digifanatic: "I need to ask Metal about something... Else.
Alright, guys, anytime you're ready to warp back..."
Metal Man (GM): Also... +1500 EXP to everyone involved for the sheer insanity.
The Wraith levels up!
Metal Man (GM): Wolf can earn more on his side-thing.
Julian Sawyer: *What's this? Level up? TO LEVEL 70?!*
Metal Man (GM): After all, he'll have to talk to a house-eating maniac.
I shall title this... "The Time Stone, the Ivo Robotnik, and the House-Eating Maniac."
Editor's Note: Or maybe I won't, I've gotten a bit more original with chapter titles since then.
Digifanatic: "I dunno about you guys... but I'm looking for the way outta here."
Metal Man (GM): You realize... the button which says 'Warp' still works.
Dragoshi: "...Yea, I suppose."
He pulls out his Dex and presses the Warp button.
Metal Man (GM): Ivo was so helpful to remind you it existed. Too bad he hitched a ride on it, stole a nuke he couldn't use, and then a time stone too.
*Warp* Dragoshi and Digi reappears at HQ.
After a few minutes of standing still... Wolfman wakes up standing next to Jin in the middle of nowhere.
Jin Tetrad: "...! ...! ...?" *He looks around, obviously confused.*
Wolfman also looks around, wondering what happened...
Metal Man (GM): He spits out a roof tile.
Wolfman then attempts to speak to Jin again...
"...were you aware of what was going on while you were frozen?"
Metal Man (GM): Jin shakes his head, and crosses his arms.
Then he draws what appears to be a Time Stone in the dirt.
And then an image of Robotnik.
And then an image of someone shouting.
And then... one of Aribar.
He then makes a line between Aribar, the stone, and Robotnik.
He draws an image of a smash dex, which he links to it.
Then he seems... curious.
Jin Tetrad: "...?"
Wolfman attempts to do some drawing of his own... (more)
He writes the word Aetos by the side of Robotnik. (more... I'll just say when I'm done)
He attempts to draw a 'swap places' arrow between Aribar and Aetos.
He draws in a far corner a big X, for weapon cache. An arrow goes towards Aetos.
He puts above the arrows the symbol/word for Trade.
He stops there.
Metal Man (GM): Jin looks at it... and puts a hand on his chin.
Wolfman: "...Aribar was willing to give himself up for Aetos. He also tried some plan about a dangerous weapon, but I didn't pick up on it."
Metal Man (GM): He writes 'Idiot' and puts an arrow next to Aribar, and then 'Devious, time-traveling cheater' next to Ivo.
Then he draws an arrow with 'Attack' over it from the X to Julian.
Apparently he envisions Ivo using a deadly weapon he got from Aribar to attack Julian.
Wolfman: "...Julian is one of our field leaders if I recall correctly. But..."
Metal Man (GM): Then he draws a circle in the ground and reaches into it.
He drags out some guy in a white cloak.
Wolfman watches Jin continue.
???: "Hey, hey, hey! Oh... wait... ...where is the time stone?"
Metal Man (GM): That's some odd portal power.
Wolfman wonders if the new person is addressing him or Jin.
Tirk Tovnic: "I, Tirk, am highly confused... you were sent to get the stone, were you not, Jin?"
Wolfman looks at the drawings to try to understand what fully happened after being warped away...
Jin Tetrad: "Well, I had some difficulties. A time traveling jerk stole it with the assistance of a Quester."
Tirk Tovnic: "Really? That's the second time they've gotten in the way."
Jin Tetrad: "I tried to warn them. I even shot one of them in the mouth with lightning."
Tirk Tovnic: "...Well... that nuclear warhead I heard destroyed the Questers was worth it."
Wolfman nods his head at that comment... he was the one that got shot.
Jin Tetrad: "Nuclear warhead? I thought it was just a laser. Oh well. We'll have to clean up the nuclear debris."
Tirk Tovnic: "And stop eating people's houses, Jin... that's just rude!"
Wolfman wonders if he has permission to speak...
Jin Tetrad: "...I was hungry, that's all."
They don't seem to notice you.
Wolfman: .oO(...might as well chance things then)
Tirk Tovnic: "Well, we'll have to fight him ourselves, then. You better polish those lightsaber burns out... they're hideous."
Jin Tetrad: "The loud, idiotic man who yelled was responsible for it. The same one who infected Nadra."
Tirk Tovnic: "How I loathe the loud, idiotic man... he ruins all my lunches."
Wolfman better wait til it's a good time to speak.
Jin Tetrad: "Next time, we should bring a silencer. His speaking burns my ears."
Tirk Tovnic: "Good idea."
He opens a portal in a wall and goes to leave... better talk.
Wolfman: "Excuse me sirs?"
Jin Tetrad: "...?"
Tirk Tovnic: "Hmmm?"
Wolfman: "If I may... I was at the skirmish that took place. I wish to brief you of how I saw things."
Tirk Tovnic: "Which one is he, Jin?"
Jin Tetrad: "Wolf with electrified mouth."
Tirk Tovnic: "Ah. Right. Could you explain why you interrupted Jin?"
Wolfman: "I can."
Tirk Tovnic: "I'm in a hurry... give me the condensed version."
Wolfman: "I was assigned a mission with the other Questers to help stop someone from... redecorating a house. I tried asking who he was, and got hurt. I returned the favor after a ghost Quester took the Time Stone."
Tirk Tovnic: "...It was his mission to find the Time Stone. Houses are of no importance."
Jin Tetrad nods.
Tirk Tovnic: "Why you keep on protecting people's houses is beyond me."
Wolfman: "We then got in a battle with Ivo, who tried using the Time Stones on us before. After getting electrified, I managed to show that Ivo was going to use the Time Stones for evil. Jin then got frozen.
A talk of a trade between Aribar and Aetos instead of a time zone took place, and I then touched Jin so that we'd be warped out, and I could debrief him.
Our conclusions are among the drawings by your feet."
Tirk Tovnic: "So I see."
He sprays the ground with some magic, creating a plaster version, which he then raises and floats through the portal. "That shall be all we need, thank you. Just watch your step--your headquarters are radioactive."
Metal Man (GM): He then walks into the portal with Jin, leaving you atop Death Mountain.
Wolfman: .oO(Radioactive? Oh boy... why was my radioactive armor stripped from me...)
Metal Man (GM): You get... a dex transmission.
Wolfman opens the com link.
"This is Wolfman."
Ivo Robotnik: "Your headquarters have been destroyed. With the second nuke, I destroyed Toad Town. You are the only Quester left on this planet. What do you think?"
Wolfman: "I'm unsure if that's an honor or not at this point."
Ivo Robotnik: "Well, seeing as I will soon rule the planet... I would like to appoint you mayor of Robotnikland."
Wolfman: "You and I disagree on many things. I must respectfully decline."
Ivo Robotnik: "...Then I have no choice but to destroy you with my last nuke. So... nuke... or... join me?"
Wolfman: .oO(...well, I've had my life...
...my family is now gone...
...at least Tifa would be proud of me... I went out peacefully...)
*He would shed a tear of he could...*
Ivo Robotnik: "Very well... I shall nuke you! Hahahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): It goes off... and a nuke flies towards you ...The size... of a martini glass
...It bounces off your head.
Wolfman doesn't move... he awaits the explosion...
He gets a ping instead...
Metal Man (GM): Then it begins laughing ...But no nuclear death.
Metal Man (GM): Hm. That's odd. Nukes don't laugh at you.
It looks like a good paper weight.
Wolfman: .oO(I was hoping for a quick death here...)
*He gets a look at this... fake nuke...
He scans it with the Dex if possible.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a hollow tube with a bottle rocket kit in it.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Fake nuke. Used for making fun of people."
Wolfman: "Is it safe to hold onto?"
Smash Dex: "Patented by Ivo Robotnik. A bottle rocket with a crudely painted on nuclear sign."
Wolfman picks up the Fake Nuke then. cue cheesy Zelda music.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman has obtained: Fake Nuke!
Smash Dex: "...A warp to HQ is available."
Wolfman: .oO(...the Questers are still alive I believe)
"...probably a good idea to take." *Talks to air.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP*
You appear in front of HQ.
It doesn't seem any more damaged than usual...
Though there's a big, dead nuke stuck into it.
Wolfman does a quick surveillance check... and sees a big nuke.
Metal Man (GM): It looks... busted, or something.
Wolfman: "...Probably is as bad as the fake nuke Ivo used on me."
*He enters the base.*
SIMBER: "Hello, Wolfman. A large nuclear device disarmed itself and then crashed into the roof. I was discussing with Gunicard if we should open up a bar to go along with it."
The Wraith is drifting around more quickly than usual, with a bit of a red tint around it... Pissed.
SIMBER: "Crashed objects into roofs are popular nowadays."
Wolfman: "...given all that's going on, that might be a good idea. Also, give Metal this message.
The Mage Council does not appreciate us... meeting up with them during missions. They request we lay off on hunting the Time Stones, accidentally or purposefully."
Dragoshi is seen in another room stamping his feet into the ground swearing in draconic and muttering about how stupid Ari was and the fact that he missed a chance at getting a Time Stone- Man, is he sore about this or what?
SIMBER: "It has been sent. Metal is currently disassembling the device so that it can't be exploded."
Wolfman: "Understood. Anything else I'm required for?"
SIMBER: "Nothing that can be thought of."
Metal Man (GM): +350 EXP for random RPing to Wolf.
Wolfman goes to his room for resting.
Charles Magellean has been on the very same bed in the medbay for several days. His eyes completely black, no signs of his irises. He is still. There are no more spasms..... He has a blank stare, the lifeless body of the Lunarian looking to the ceiling. His spasms ended yesterday. He does not react to any stimuli whatsoever.
Metal Man (GM): MEANWHILE MEANWHILE...
Aribar is tied to a chair in an underwater cell.
His feet are tied, too.
Outta nowhere, Robotnik appears.
Aribar looks up from the floor to Robotnik.
Ivo Robotnik: "Now... now... I have the time stones... and have won, yet again. Oh... how good it feels. No SIMBER, No Metal Sonic... as long as The Void is caged, I'm unstoppable."
Aribar: "...The Void is going to break free if you continue your plan. Messing with time is bound to cause enough chaos to free him."
Ivo Robotnik: "Hah... no. You see... there is something The Void himself is unable to stop.
If he appears... I will freeze him in time.
And that will be all that will be written about him... as I rule the world."
Aribar: "Why does he have to follow the rules of what the Time Stones can do?"
Ivo Robotnik: "...They are of the same material as his favorites. The Chaos Emeralds."
Aribar: "He's the embodiment of Chaos. He can make apples into oranges if he wants to I bet."
Ivo Robotnik: "Chaos emeralds spread chaos... Time Stones... stop them."
Aribar: .oO(That's new...)
Ivo Robotnik: "Kuja... was an idiot, in short."
Aribar: "Where did you learn that?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Where else?" *He inhales, speaking relatively loudly.* "Experience."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button... and a screen opens up.
It shows... Little Planet.
Aribar looks up at the screen.
Ivo Robotnik: "I once ruled this very planet... The Time Stones nearly defeated Sonic himself."
Ivo Robotnik: "But... when I used them all to go back in time and rule it... they scattered about. He picked them up and reversed my rule.
But... I've gotten smarter!"
Aribar: "And you blew up the Quester HQ, one of the biggest things stopping you..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out... an image, showing a device made of magitek.
Ivo Robotnik: "This... this was used by that idiot to rule the world. It is... pitifully incomplete... especially at the time he used it!"
Ivo Robotnik: *He spits at it* "Those Atlanteans... were IDIOTS!"
Aribar: "I've a question for you."
Ivo Robotnik: "...What, exactly?"
Aribar: "You are trying to create a perfectly orderly society, correct?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Orderly? Perfect? Hahahaha! I am going to make... a nation all to myself!"
Aribar: "But with no chaos?"
Ivo Robotnik: "No chaos? I need chaos. I can't stop it. Only... redirect it."
Aribar: "Where do I fit into your plans?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Simple... The Aribar Army nearly destroyed the Questers."
Ivo Robotnik: "You have, repeatedly, helped me in ways beyond my comprehension. ...You are to get me the last of the time stones!"
Aribar: "The last Time Stone?"
Ivo Robotnik: "No, no. Not the last one. I can get that one easily enough. I need the fifth and sixth. Do you know where any of them are? I'll give you more freedom if you tell me."
Aribar: .oO(If I am to try and set things right, freedom might be my only way...)
Ivo Robotnik: "Oh... I forgot another thing."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up a bit straighter, looking... rather imposing.
Ivo Robotnik: "I fight... for revenge against those who made me look like such a fool!".
Aribar remembers what Robotnik said... "Four shall give me a day. Five, a week. Six... a year."... If he can get six and reverse all that Robotnik has done... Maybe even five would help.
Ivo Robotnik: "The electronic me... who gave up so quickly. The electronic me... who lost his mind. Smithy and The Void, for imprisoning me... All who exist to impinge on me... if... I could only find... those two."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at his screen.
Ivo Robotnik: "Yes... yes... those two... just a few more and they will be destroyed. Let's see..."
Aribar: "Smithy is destroyed I believe..."
Metal Man (GM): He writes a hit list.
You see him write it...
It has the following names on it:
Aribar looks at names...
Metal Man (GM): Yurie, Razor, Smithy (A check next to his name), The Void, Charles Magellean, Kuja (a check next to his name), Bob, Lord of Electric Death, SIMBER Robotnik (a check there), Sardis Mongul (A question mark), and finally... Julian.
Ivo Robotnik: "Time has helped me somewhat... I only need to go back to finish off some people I can't really reach now, and some others."
Aribar: "...Why doesn't Julian have a check?"
Ivo Robotnik: "He's not de... oh. Right."
*Checks it* "I keep on forgetting I destroyed that place."
Charles Magellean wonder who is a top priority on his list, other than Sonic.
Aribar looks down to the ground again... "Well, I know where one Time Stone is at..."
Metal Man (GM): Sonic is, err, also on it, but that's part dusty.
Aribar: "But you nuked it..."
Ivo Robotnik: "...Good thing they're nigh-invincible."
*He brings up Quester HQ on his sensors.*
Aribar: "...Wouldn't the radiation be just a little dangerous to... you?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Who said I was going?"
Ivo Robotnik: "You'll do just fine. A radiation suit, a pirated MTA, and myself nearby to make sure nothing goes wrong."
Aribar: "...Pirated MTA? I... Can't drive those things. They don't like me very much."
Ivo Robotnik: "Well. A radiation suit should do... perhaps. Do you need the Sword of Darkness?"
Aribar stares at Robotnik... He stays silent for a few moments. "Wh-wh-what d-did you s-s-say?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Well, I could make something like it. Not quite the same, but... a blade superior to my Grandfather's."
Aribar shudders involuntarily. "N-n-no... P-please no..."
Ivo Robotnik: "Not a fan of that, are you? What about... vampire powers?"
Aribar shuts his eyes tight. "N-no!"
Ivo Robotnik: "...You could always have mind control goo... I don't know why... Or... uhhh... Slytock powers?"
Aribar: "An-anything... I-I'll do anything if y-you don't give such d-dark things to m-me..."
Ivo Robotnik: "Okay. Steal the time stone and kill everyone you see."
.oO(Oh, by Erwin, why did it have to come to this?)
*He gives a short nod.*
Ivo Robotnik: "Good."
*He cuts the ties, tosses a heavy suit to Aribar.
He types something into his mech.*
Aribar shakily puts on the suit.
Metal Man (GM): You put it on.
Ivo Robotnik: "Now... it is Time Stone stealing time! ...Finding time. FINDING time."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP*
Back at HQ
The Wraith is pacing.
Dragoshi has stopped his stamping, and paces as well.
Wolfman decides to leave his room, and go to R&R. He goes on the couch... and sits on it like a dog would.
"This body will take some time to get used to."
He is trying to relax... wondering what the others are doing.
Metal Man (GM): Back at HQ...
Charles lays next to the mug of poison, which inexplicably landed near him.
Wolfman is still on the couch.
Charles Magellean (GM): On The Moon, the base of Charles's will be on the verge of a most interesting event. On the inside, the door to the base is opened. Inside comes an old man.
???: "Where is he? Where is the half-Lunarian?"
Ricky Koopa: "Good question... Most likely on Nintendus."
Metal Man (GM): Ricky... is speaking to Bob.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "What's on Nintendus?"
Ricky Koopa: "The world's largest lake."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Huh. I wonder what that guy behind you is saying."
Charles Magellean (GM): *The man stands at about 1.7 meters. He has a long white beard and wears a very long blue robe.*
Ricky Koopa: "There is a person... behind me? !!!" *Turns around.*
Blue-robed figure: "Where is the other one?"
Ricky Koopa: "...Yup... he's speaking some weird language. I wish Charles was here, then he could tell us."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Gajoob? Bloogah? Zaquad? Do you understand that?"
Blue-robed figure: .oO(...They know of the name that his mother named him...)
"...You know him by what his mother called him. Then you had previous dealings with him.
I ask not why you are here... just to know where Charles is."
Ricky Koopa: "...He's at Nintendus."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "I believe he went to the headquarters of the Questers... and then suddenly stopped returning our calls."
Blue-robed figure: *He blinks a few times....* "My fears have come true then...."
Ricky Koopa: "Quite a strange language, that is."
Blue-robed figure: "I have come from the Lunar Palace because I have felt strange emanations coming from Charles. As Guardian of the Lunarians, I must make sure he lives. Do you have a transport down to this... planet of which you speak of?"
Ricky Koopa: "We can always bum a ride off of the Quester's own teleporter."
Metal Man (GM): He leans back, and a portal appears.
Blue-robed figure: "Thank you, strange and kind creature. I am indebted to you all." *He walks in.*
Metal Man (GM): Aaand he appears at Quester HQ.
Charles Magellean (GM): The guardian of the Lunarians walks into the portal, unknown his name is. He appears in front of Quester HQ... and walks inside.
Blue-robed figure: *Searches around, almost as though he is rushing* "Charles... Charles! Where are you!?"
SIMBER: "In the Med bay."
The Wraith might be occasionally glimpsed, a reddish shade passing out from one wall to another...
Charles Magellean: *The blue-robed figure, having no idea where anything is in this strange building, goes up an elevator to the Big Room.*
Metal Man (GM): Which is... on the first floor.
The Wraith wanders around for a bit out of sight for a moment before it realizes what it just passed... Some blue-robed stranger. It decides to put its anger to the side for a moment and backtrack to where it saw that glimpse of blue...
Metal Man (GM): So he winds up walking into it and finding an elevator in there.
The Wraith eventually drifts into the Big Room, finding said stranger once more... It stops, and hovers in place, its red tint gone, appearance back to its simple shade look...
Charles Magellean: *The blue-robed figure opens the door to the Big Room, looking left and right while walking each way and such.*
SIMBER: "Lost?" *Arrows appear pointing to the medbay* "Follow these to Charles."
Blue-robed figure: "...What strange technology. It is reliable, though." *He spots... Metal?*
The Wraith folds its arms and tilts its head to the side as it looks at the figure...
Metal Man would be writing up notes with Ruvyn. "And, uhh... huh? Oh well." Keeps on writing.
Blue-robed figure: "You there... are you the leader? What is the condition of the Lunarian? How long has he been non-active?"
Metal Man: "...Pretty bad. Dr. Mario didn't seem to have any ideas on how to help him. About... a couple days."
Charles Magellean: *He falls silent. A solemn look comes about his face.*
Blue-robed figure: "...I must hurry. He may no longer be of this world if I do not."
The Wraith drifts out through the door, beckoning the robed figure as it starts toward the medbay...
Charles Magellean: *He looks for the arrows that SIMBER laid out. He begins to follow them.*
Metal Man: "Just follow the arrows."
Metal Man (GM): You follow them... into the room.
There, you see... Charles, unconscious, next to Robotnik's coffee mug.
Which is full of... Mega Mack.
Blue-robed figure: "..."
*He checks for various things...*
"...No iris... no movement... no pulse... ...I may not have enough time to heal you. If I fail... then all is lost.."
Charles Magellean (GM): Did he just speak in... Lunarian? The blue-robed figure's hands begin to glow a yellow light.
A magic powerup sound is heard. His hands glow and the sparkles go onto Charles's body.
Blue-robed figure: "Let this one not die. This one is the key to salvation. The salvation for our race. Our race: Descendants. Descendants of the heavens.."
Charles Magellean (GM): He chants in Lunarian... the process takes time...2 minutes go by. 5. 10. 20. Nearly an hour.
The Wraith is simply drifting nearby, waiting a few yards away from the door, its curiosity piqued...
Charles Magellean (GM): The power of magic is silenced. The door to med bay is unlocked from the inside. The blue robed figure of white beard stands at the door. He takes two steps forward.
The Wraith turns its head to look at the door, then starts drifting in that direction...
Dragoshi notices the commotion going on near the medbay while wandering the halls, but walks away, seeing as it's prolly' nothing.
Blue-robed figure: "Your leader. I request for an audience with him."
The Wraith nods to the figure, and pulls out its dex... Metal's comm would beep.
SIMBER: "He remains at the Big Room."
Metal Man takes out his dex. "Huh? Who is it?"
The Wraith: *The stranger would only hear strange raspings, unless he can understand the speech of wraiths...* "Our... visitor wishes to speak with you again. Shall I lead him back to the Big Room, or would you rather come here to the Med Bay...?"
Blue-robed figure: "Ask to him that one of the Lunarians wish to arrange an audience with him in the facility known as med bay."
Metal Man: "Hmm... hmmm... I'll come."
*He gets up and walks right into the medbay.* "Hmmm?"
The Wraith looks up, then back down to its dex. "Cancel th... Aye, that's as he requested." Close.
He drifts aside, allowing Metal passage.
Blue-robed figure: "You have come. Let us walk inside, for we have issues to discuss." *He walks inside the med bay again.*
Metal Man walks in as well.
The Wraith simply waits where it was... It was not invited, and this is not some casual occurrence.
Charles Magellean (GM): The figure mutters silently and uses magic from a far to lock the door. The blue-robed figure walks over to Charles.
He is back to normal. His eyes are closed, and he is breathing.
Metal Man: "So... you healed him?"
Blue-robed figure: "I have, but to an extent. I have arrived much earlier than anticipated by Fate. Whoever angered this poor soul to the point of fourth-degree anger caused him to suffer a plague of the mind and body known to Lunarians as The Wrath."
Metal Man: "...Well... uhh... I have a good idea of what did."
*He pulls out his dex and plays back... a montage of Charles getting angry at Ivo Robotnik*
"That mad scientist is his antithesis..."
Blue-robed figure: "...I see it in his eyes. Tell me this: Did he come into contact with an artifact and used it as an outlet for an emotion?"
Metal Man: "At least one. Something as volatile... as a chaos emerald. Then there's the Star Rod."
Charles Magellean (GM): He judges Metal's tone..... ...and nods.
Blue-robed figure: "By your voice, it was this 'chaos... emerald' that caused it. He grew depended on it, and without it, he suffered feedback of that emotion."
Metal Man: "He's also... drunk... poison..." *Picks up the cup.* "I think that scientist sent this here..."
Blue-robed figure: "Judging from the severity of The Wrath, he's been through this more than once. It is amazing how he could live this long..."
Metal Man: "I wouldn't be surprised... very few can use a chaos emerald correctly."
Charles Magellean (GM): The blue-robed one takes the cup... he looks into it.
Metal Man: "That very cup is a relative of the one which poisoned him quite a while ago."
Blue-robed figure: "I have been able to sever his dependency of the emerald, but this..." *He takes a sip... and swishes it in his mouth. He spits it back out.*
Metal Man: "...Be careful, it probably still has some Mega Mack in it... heck... I wouldn't be surprised if it could summon it on command."
Blue-robed figure: "It is indeed poisonous... although I do not know why you tell me of this beverage."
Metal Man: "He drank it once, went insane, and tried to imitate the very person he hated."
Blue-robed figure: "Normally, this would be absurd...unless..."
Charles Magellean (GM): He walks to Charles again... and he puts his hand on Charles's forehead. A magic power up noise is heard, and a low humming sound is heard.
Blue-robed figure: "...The Nothingness..."
Charles Magellean (GM): He takes his hand off of the forehead.
Metal Man: "That reminds me a lot of The Void."
Blue-robed figure: "The poison that should've killed Magellean instead triggered something deep within his mind...
No doubt something traumtic happened during his captivity with the Solarians."
Charles Magellean (GM): He feels the forehead again.
Blue-robed figure: "The Nothingness was taking advantage of his comatose state. Yes, I feel it."
Metal Man: "Solarians..." *He feels his head again. Some repressed memories fly by him before then he continues paying attention.*
Blue-robed figure: "He battled two plagues instead of one... the willpower of his being is amazing."
Charles Magellean (GM): He removes his hand again. He looks to Metal...
Blue-robed figure: "The Nothingness has spread in his weakened state. ...Was nothing done to take precautions against this happening?"
Metal Man: "I'm afraid I couldn't know... Dr. Mario isn't very good on these odd diseases either."
Charles Magellean (GM): He looks to Charles....
Blue-robed figure: "This Nothingness..." *He looks to Metal while saying the following line*
"Did Charles give it a name?"
Metal Man: "None that I can think of. He said something about a hexgaw or Macuz or something, but I lost track."
Blue-robed figure: "Allow me to see your device..."
Metal Man takes out his smash dex.
Blue-robed figure: "Would I be in a position to ask for it?"
Metal Man: "Not like I care, this is my fifth one." *He hands it to the Blue robed guy.*
Charles Magellean (GM): *He begins cycling through it rapidly, a speed that could only be paled by Ivo. He finds it after using acronyms of Charles's name.*
Blue-robed figure: "Mahlex R. Haxgel. There is a record of a name for The Nothingness..." *He hands it back.*
Metal Man takes it back.
Blue-robed figure: "I could eliminate the dependency, but The Nothingness; even I am unable to stop it."
Metal Man: "Funny, my real nothingness refused to have a name. He kept on insisting he was... The Void."
Blue-robed figure: "I can only offer this: If something were to conflict Charles, The Nothingness will take a final form and be able to subtlety control the young Lunarian. Without self-restraint, there is nothing more we can do for him. I wish you well in your endeavors, leader of this organization."
Metal Man: "Eh. Someone or another can take them. Good luck to you, mysterious blue-cloaked man."
*He nods for some reason, then holds his head.* "All of this... reminds me of something..."
Blue-robed figure: "If you battled against The Nothingness before... then be prepared to take on a Lunarian's Nothingness. It is dangerous beyond anything you have faced so far..."
Metal Man: "Ah... well, a mere Neo-Earthian nobody attempted to destroy the universe itself. Nasty thing, that." *Hits his chest as if to keep something from coming out.*
Blue-robed figure: "May your boasting be backed up by prowess of fighting skills. I shall now return to The Moon. ...Would you care to show me how to transport there?"
Metal Man: "Well... we... err... I try our best. Though it probably would be a most horrible thing to fight... just take the elevator in the Big Room."
Blue-robed figure: "Thank you... for your sake, I hope it is not unleashed either. The Nothingess is extremely rare... but extremely obsessed. Cherish life and all that is around you. That is our good bye motto."
Charles Magellean (GM): *He walks out the door, looking to the other Questers.*
Metal Man: "Not even I have been through what he has... and I lost about 45% of my organic body... I'll be seeing you, then." *He salutes, his hand making a clanking sound against his forehead.*
The Wraith nods to the figure, still waiting patiently with its arms crossed, back against a wall...
Charles Magellean (GM): *He does a quick nod to everyone, being indifferent based on unconsciousness, lookingness, or lack of life. Strange how this Lunarian is very different from Charles's disposition on ghosts.
He leaves for the Big room, and returns to the Lunar Palace.*
Metal Man holds his head again. "Jeez... you'd think such an enlightened person would not trigger such odd memories... but here I see. Solarians... fighting Neo-Earthians... and losing."
He holds his head some more, picking up an old remnant from his past life. A bent-out of shape, tarnished badge... the scene fades out after zooming into it.
The Wraith looks to the stranger as he leaves, then drifts into the med bay, as Metal hasn't returned from it...