Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 313: Aetos the Airhead

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Date: February 1st, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on the Q.S. seeker. Ironically, they are free to do what they want. A computer in the bridge shows current status. Anyone interested may check it out for possible leads, missions, etc.
Aetos: *There.*
Metal Man (GM): Or... they can wander around aimlessly.
Dragoshi: *There as well. Checks el computero.*
Alexia checks out the computer.
Garrick: *is still workin' on the cube.*
Julian would be wandering around the ship, check out all of the various features, particularly to see if they finally got a gym. Wasn't one at the Nintendus Stadium...
Metal Man (GM): ...Wasn't one here, either. Cheapos. The computer shows a globe of Genetia.
Garrick: "...well, we can obviously assume that any energy used on it will mostly be sucked up like water."
Metal Man (GM): There's a Southern Hemisphere area marked as 'MM2 landing place.' There's some other things, though. 'Unknown Landmark 50 miles East of here.' And '...Ruined City 1' Which is off to the Northwest.
Julian: "...Can't believe this. We able to get a fuckin' replication of the entire STADIUM to go into space, an' someone didn't think to put in a GYM! Gonna talk to Metal about this when we get back..." *Julian heads for the bridge.*
Alexia: "Which one do you think, Dragoshi? The ruined city sounds interesting..."
Dragoshi: "I'm thinking the landmark... Though, the city's also piqued my curiousity."
Aetos: "We must destroy the false Magellean Military!"
Alexia: "No, YOU must destroy the military. Everyone else doesn't really care."
Garrick: "...if audio and video effects it... Nova, can you run an audio bite of the situation after the battle with Tridus? I mean to say, the talk of peace afterward."
Aetos: "What are you talking about!? Didn't we COME to this planet to protect it from the Military??"
Julian enters the bridge.* "What we got on the agenda to-day..." *looks at the map.* "...Much as I'd like to wipe the Military offa the map, I ain't in the mood for a stealth mission."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick continues experimenting in the background. The map shows the strange monument to be populated by various monsters. Monsters Questers can smash. The city, on the other hand, is haunted.
Julian: "I am, on the other hand, in the mood for bustin' some heads. I pick Monument."
Alexia: "Oh, whee. Ghosts n' goblins."
Aetos: "Ooo... Now they all look good..."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Alexia: "Fine by me. Monument."
Dragoshi: "Ah, what the heck? Monument as well."
Aetos: "I like ghosts. I'm going for the city. ...Voting, that is."
Julian: "Lucky you. Too bad it ain't happenin'."
Leo Crayson walks in. "What's going on?"
Aetos: "Us four aren't the only ones here, Julian. See?"
Alexia: "Picking a new mission, Leon."
Leo Crayson: "Ok."
Julian: "Yeah, but we got a majority of the people that IS here."
Aetos: "Really?..."
Metal Man (GM): Once the Questers are done deciding, they can just poke the relevant place on the map and summon a short-range warp.
Julian: "3-1 sounds like a majority to me."
Alexia nods.
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Aetos: "But Leo didn't vote... neither did ...Glpyh... if he's even coming... I don't know WHAT he is. Really. Is he a Quester, or just here... just because?"
Leo Crayson: "What is there to vote from?"
Julian: "Jus' shut up an' lets go."
Alexia: "Even if Leon votes, it's still gonna be 3 to 2." *She activates the warp to the monument.*
Leo Crayson: "IT'S LEO!!!! Sorry..."
Dragoshi: "...That's... A good question. What IS Glyph here for?"
Alexia: "I like Leon more."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo floats over.
Dragoshi: "...Hiya."
Leo Crayson: "Ehh, whatever works..."
Mewtwo: "He is the ship's mechanic. Without him, the ship would likely break down within days."
Alexia: "Oh, hi, Master Mewtwo."
Aetos: "Magellean Military, Haunted City, or Some landmark with monsters, Leo."
Mewtwo: "Even with Garrick's help... the ship is too large for any one sort of mechanic to encompass."
Aetos: "So he isn't going on missions, Mewtwo?"
Leo Crayson: "Haunted city."
Julian: "3-2, we goin' to the Monument."
Leo Crayson: "Ok."
Dragoshi: "Ah. Well, now that that's settled... To the landmark... Thing." *Waits for landmark warp to activate so he can enter it...*
Mewtwo: "He may go on a mission, but... not now. We are still repairing some damage from the landing."
Metal Man (GM): He floats away as the warp out appears.
Dragoshi: *Enter warp.*
Alexia enters the warp.
Julian enters the warp once it's open. Oh, and breathing mask. He puts one on.
Leo Crayson: *enters warp.*
Dragoshi: *But, wait! Before entering, he puts on a breathing mask.*
Leo Crayson: *does the same.*
Aetos has been holding onto his... he straps it on.
Dragoshi: *Okay, now enter.*
Aetos enters.
Alexia puts on her mask before entering the warp.
Leo Crayson straps on his breath mask and hops on the warp.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* The group appears right outside a burnt tower of steel.
Aetos: "...We should have tried to figure out what this is a memorial FOR..."
Metal Man (GM): There's no way inside it, but it has sloping slides which go all around it, making for a viable way to the very top of it. Unfortunately mechanical monsters hang out there too.
Alexia looks behind herself for anything interesting.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia looks behind the monument, and sees the ruins of a small village. Where there were buildings, there are now burn marks in the ground. Debris is thrown around. A sign lays face-down nearby.
Alexia walks over and picks up the sign before looking at it.
Leo Crayson: "This place looks like a hell hole."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Metal Man (GM): The sign says... 'Welcome to Station Square.'
Alexia: "Station Square? Weird name."
Leo Crayson: "...Yeah."
Dragoshi: "...Mhm."
Alexia drops the sign and heads into the village.
Leo Crayson: *follows.*
Dragoshi: "But, whatever. Sooo... Woah, woah. WAIT."
Aetos: "...Didn't we come here for the memorial?"
Alexia stops.
Metal Man (GM): The burnt-out squares in the ground become more prominent near the village. Busted cars sit in the street.
Leo Crayson: *stops.*
Dragoshi: "Weren't we here to check out the MONUMENT?"
Alexia: "What is it, Dragoshi? ...Well, a side trip never hurt."
Dragoshi: "Or did you just change your minds mid-way through this whole thing?"
Aetos: "...Yeah... Monument."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah, we can check out the village later."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Alexia looks hurt. "Okay..."
Dragoshi: "...Sorry, but... Yea." *Looks around the monument, Vendetta Machinegun drawn.*
Aetos: "Ok... wait."
Leo Crayson: "..."
Aetos: "I have a question for you. Don't we usually do something... not so according-to-plan in order to get better results in our missions?"
Leo Crayson: "...He's got a point. Remember the last mission?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Gah. Great. Now you've got me at a point of indecision."
Leo Crayson: "Maybe we should check out the village first."
Dragoshi: "Hmmm... I guess." *Walks over to the village, machinegun still drawn.*
Leo Crayson: *walks over to the village.*
Alexia heads back to the village.
Metal Man (GM): It's mostly burnt to the ground. The only thing which remains is a single building, propped up by debris. The front door is locked shut.
Leo Crayson: *walks over to the building.*
Dragoshi: *Heads over to the building.*
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm... the door is locked."
Alexia: "No kidding."
Leo Crayson: "I can try to break it down?"
Dragoshi: *Checks if said locked door is one of those sliding doors.*
Leo Crayson: "I could ram it down."
Metal Man (GM): It's a hinge door.
Dragoshi: "...Maybe I could try and rid it of the hinges..."
Leo Crayson: "That could work too."
Dragoshi: *Attempts to blast apart the hinges with the Vendetta Machinegun.*
Metal Man (GM): It opens up. It creaks open, revealing a small area full of boxes. Scientific things, too.
Dragoshi: "There we go." *Enters.*
Leo Crayson: *enters the building.*
Alexia enters.
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, looks like experiments took place in here."
Metal Man (GM): There are various beakers, some broken circuit boards, and... a chair and a table. Nothing much else; however a single notice in the room says 'Do Not Linger Here; extremely dangerous technology.'
Alexia examines the beakers.
Metal Man (GM): They contain strange liquids.
Alexia: "Hrm..."
Leo Crayson examines the circuit boards.
Metal Man (GM): Green, blue, and purple... there's only a little in each.
Alexia takes out her Dex and scans the beakers.
Metal Man (GM): The Circuit boards have a bunch of wires messily sticking out of them.
Dex: "Unknown."
Dragoshi: *Examines the table and chair.*
Leo Crayson: "Ehh..."
Metal Man (GM): The table and chair are both made of wood.
Leo Crayson scans the circuit boards with his dex.
Aetos: "Someone should drink one of those vials!"
Alexia: "Fine. You go first."
Dragoshi: *Checks to see if there's anything of interest UNDER the table and chair.* "That's just stupid."
Leo Crayson: "...You're kidding, right?"
Dex: "Unknown."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing interesting under the table and chair, either.
Aetos: "...No, I'm not kidding."
Dragoshi: *Checks the boxes... Carefully at that.*
Alexia: "Oh, so you're just stupid, then?"
Leo Crayson: "Well, I guess I could try it."
Aetos: "Go right ahead, Leo."
Leo Crayson picks up a vial and drinks its contents.
Metal Man (GM): They seem mostly empty. This room was abandoned long ago. Leo drinks a vial... he begins to die of poisoning. This is why you don't drink random vials.
Leo Crayson: *Gag.* "AWW MAN..."
Aetos: "Hrm. What color vial was that, now?"
Alexia: "Death color."
Leo Crayson: "DAMN IT!!" *falls over.*
Aetos: "Purple?"
Dragoshi: *Facepalm.* "...Next time, let me use a guinea pig of sorts for this..." @_@
Leo Crayson continues gagging.
Metal Man (GM): -1 Life; Leo dies and revives.
Alexia: "Get one of your chickens to do it, Dragoshi."
Aetos: "Hey. All I said was -someone- should drink it."
Dragoshi: "...ALBATROSSES."
Leo Crayson gets up.
Aetos: "Leo volunteered... Oh. Hi."
Leo Crayson: "That I did."
Dragoshi: "GOD. How many times do I have to freaking correct you?!"
Leo Crayson: "Hello."
Alexia: "Albatrosses, chickens, they're all birds. ."
Dragoshi: *Muttering.* "...Keep calm, keep calm..." .oO(Not yer fault the kid is ignorant.) *Summons an albatross... Now he checks for which vials haven't been drunk yet.*
Aetos: "Wait a moment, Dragoshi... and seagull friend of Dragoshi."
Leo Crayson: "I sould have asked what colors there were to choose from..."
Metal Man (GM): That was the green one he drank.
Aetos mixes the two remaining colors.
Dragoshi: *...God dammit, Aetos is a tard.*
Metal Man (GM): They explode violently. They burn Douglas/Aetos.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Behold! Douglas, aka Gibby 2!
Aetos appears charred. His hair stands straight up.
Dragoshi: "...Seriously. I was about to get my albatross to drink one, yanno." *Twitch.*
Aetos: "Ravishing."
Alexia starts searching the room for anything useful. "You're a moron."
Dragoshi: *Any of the two liquids left?*
Aetos: "I... am a SCIENTIST MUAHAHAHHAHA."
Alexia: "...Arkitnay."
Leo Crayson: "...No."
Dragoshi: "No. You're a loony is what you are."
Leo Crayson: "Bingo."
Alexia: "...Blargh. I'm not finding anything here. Can you help me look?"
Dragoshi: *Tries to search for anything useful.*
Leo Crayson: "Ok." *helps search for anything useful as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing the Questers can do can make this any more than an abandoned shack. There's junk everywhere, but none of it is remotely useful.
Dragoshi: "Nope. Nada."
Leo Crayson: "Nothing here."
Dragoshi: "Let's leave this place." *Exit.*
Alexia: "Rats." *She heads out and back to the monument.*
Metal Man (GM): Back outside, there still is the debris all around. The wind picks up, but nothing else.
Leo Crayson: *heads out.*
Dragoshi: *Back to the monument.*
Leo Crayson: *heads to the monument.*
Aetos heals his wounds and continues.
Metal Man (GM): At the monument itself, something glows at the top of it. However, the way up is a harrowing ramp which spirals up the sides and is guarded by a variety of strange robots.
Alexia: "Ready to trash some bots?"
Leo Crayson: "Yeah."
Dragoshi: "Sure thing."
Alexia: "Cool." *She starts going up.*
Leo Crayson: *follows.*
Dragoshi: *Follow.*
Julian would have waited for the group while they explored the burned out village. Yeah. "I heard a boom. What the fuck happened back there?" *Heads up with the rest of them.*
Alexia: "Douglas blew himself up and Leo took a drink of poison."
Dragoshi: "Partially, but, whatever."
Aetos: "Hrm? She's insane... She got trapped in some freaky dimension where she was seeing things."
Leo Crayson: "...Thanks, now I'm gonna get yelled at now."
Julian: "..." *Douglas and Leo each get One (1) free Five Across The Face!* "Idjits."
Alexia: "I have a witness, you idiot."
Julian: *Pop pop.*
Alexia points a thumb to Dragoshi.
Leo Crayson: "...Man, I want to kill you."
Metal Man (GM): Up the tower, three skull-bots with laser guns sit on crates, watching the Questers from afar.
Aetos: "You know what? I think you need to stop harming your own team, Julian!"
Dragoshi: "...If anyone tries any killing eachother they're gonna get a free straightjacket..." *Muttering.*
Alexia: "A straightjacket?"
Julian: "Can't help it that some of 'em's got the common sense of a wino."
Dragoshi: "...Yes. A possessed straightjacket that homes in on the target." >_>
Leo Crayson: "..." .oO(mUsT kIlL, jUlIaN!!!!!!!!!)
Aetos: "You don't even know HOW the explosion happened. What if some goblin came up and threw a grenade at me? That constitutes everything Alexia said about what happened to me."
Dragoshi: "...Ahem. Witness?" *Raises claw.*
Julian: "Aetos, you got a history of bein' a goddamn IDIOT."
Alexia: "No, I mean what's a straitjacket?"
Julian: "Alexia, on the other hand, hasn't betrayed us or nothin', so I'm takin' her word over yers. Got it?"
Aetos: "Yet I haven't caused every explosion that's happened to me, have I?"
Metal Man (GM): The Skull-bots watch. One of them idly checks out the scope on his gun.
Julian: "Yeah, but you apparently caused THIS one. Now let's go beat up some robots."
Alexia: "Agreed."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Alexia takes out her pistol.
Leo Crayson: "...Ok." *He takes out his sword.*
Dragoshi: *Already has his machinegun out... And he's readying a charge...*
Julian: *Hah! Julian's weapons are his own two hands... and Santa's Brass Knux, which he has on pretty much always.*
Metal Man (GM): The three bots see the Questers coming. They stands up and shake their guns at them.
Skullbot1: "This is a no-pedestrian zone. Please turn back."
Leo Crayson: "Why?"
Dragoshi: "...And, who are you to say that?"
Leo Crayson: "Is this a public monument?"
Alexia: "On whose orders?"
Aetos: "Good thing we aren't just pedestrians."
Skullbot1: "There are large trucks and cars which drive down this device."
Julian: "Not anymore."
Skullbot1: "They could run you over."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm..."
Dragoshi: "...You're worried about that? ...On THIS wasteland? ...What is WRONG with you?"
Aetos: "Robot. When was the last time any large truck or car drove down this device?"
Skullbot1: "About an hour ago. ...If you wish to walk up, though, you can go ahead. We are here to kill looters."
Alexia: "On whose orders are you guarding this place?"
Leo Crayson: "Oh."
Skullbot1: "That is not in the parameter of our program."
Alexia: "Looters... you mean people stealing stuff from Station Square back there? What happened back there, anyways?"
Skullbot1: "I cannot answer those questions." He waves the gun around. "You may proceed... if you wish to die." It chuckles.
Alexia: "Riiiiight..." *She continues upward.*
Leo Crayson: *follows.*
Dragoshi: "Okaaaayyy..." *Follows.*
Aetos: "...Yet it wont be you who kills us, so long as we steal nothing?... Can you answer me this question: What is up there that would kill us?"
Skullbot1: "Like I'd tell you."
Aetos: "Pfft. Attitude." *She continues.*
Skullbot1: "You act cocky for a human... but humans have been defeated for many years now. You won't make it much further up there."
Julian: *Makes the universal symbol for Talks Too Much and heads on.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on up. Suddenly, they hear a whirring.
Alexia: "DIVE!"
Metal Man (GM): A massive supply truck is barreling down the path at them, and there's no extra path to move off to the side of it with.
Dragoshi: *If that's a threat, then he is SO damn glad he has a charge up.*
Aetos wind-shs it.
Alexia hits the dirt.
Leo Crayson dives out of the way.
Dragoshi: *DIVE OUTTA THE WAAYYY.*
Metal Man (GM): The diving does nothing!
Julian: "...That would be a truck." *Could one jump over it?*
Metal Man (GM): The truck is inordinately tall. Jumping over it would be difficult.
Dragoshi: *Thinks about whether trying to avoid it by going under it would work.*
Julian dives and tries to go under the truck aswell. Hooray for the movies!*
Metal Man (GM): Going under it? Bad attempts result in being crushed.
Leo Crayson tries to dive under the truck.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers leap under the truck. The robots phase in and out of existence just to avoid it themselves.
Skullbot1: "...You're good... but not good enough."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead, however, is clear.
Leo Crayson: "..."
Alexia: "Close one."
Julian: "..." *Julian rolls back to his feet after diving under the truck.* "I'm thinkin' run the rest'a the way.*
Alexia gets up, casually dusts herself off, and continues.
Dragoshi: "...I'm thinking the same."
Julian: *And with that, Julian's off.*
Leo Crayson: *continues.*
Dragoshi: *And, with that Drag zooms along the path.*
Alexia speeds up her hovering.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run on up to a major platform. Here they see what is going on. This platform is much larger than the road; it goes further up, but also has a door to the left that leads inside the monument. Trucks go in and out of it every so often, including ones bringing in debris. The ones coming out have robotics in them.
Alexia: "...Odd."
Dragoshi: "...Quite."
Alexia: "Why are they bringing debris in?"
Metal Man (GM): The door itself is guarded by not one but two Skullbots, although these seem to be upgraded.
Julian: "Recycling."
Alexia: "...Let's check it out."
Alexia heads for the door.
Leo Crayson: "Okay."
Dragoshi: "...Yep. Recycling."
Leo Crayson: *follows.*
Julian heads in.
Aetos: "Dootdootdoot..."
Dragoshi: *Followfollowfollow.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can't head in. The robots block the entrance.
Guardbot1: "Halt, intruders. This is for authorized machines only."
Alexia: "What's this place for, anyways?"
Aetos un-wind-s.
Guardbot1: "..."
Metal Man (GM): It does not respond.
Aetos taps his chin. "So, are there monsters in there?"
Guardbot1: "..."
Aetos: "Well. If there aren't, then that means we're here to kill you. So what is it?"
Dragoshi: "...I doubt it'll react to any questions. It's prolly' there to be a silent guard."
Alexia: "You need any help in there?"
Metal Man (GM): He glances at Alexia, then back to Douglas. Immediately he lights up a force field and sprays lasers at Douglas.
Alexia: "..."
Aetos: "... I'll take that as a 'There are no monsters in here. You are all here to kill us robots.'"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia: "I should probably be more surprised than I am."
Metal Man (GM): The second guard takes advantage of the talking to also shoot Douglas.
Aetos mutters.
Metal Man (GM): They don't appear to identify the anyone else as enemies.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. Now you're just being dicks." *Has a charge up...*
Aetos: "HEY. I was only SAYING. Our mission was to kill monsters at this memorial! Jeez!"
Dragoshi: *...GOD.*
Metal Man (GM): The bot continues shooting at Douglas with lasers.
Dragoshi: *And, Drag aims at the first jerk with his machinegun and fires off a powerful burst of flame at it.
Aetos kerbooms.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The force field eats the damage. The Guardbots silently remain in attack formation.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. It survived that..." *TIDAL BLAST BARRAGE! Target: Guardbot 1.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit miss hit hit. The barrier shorts out. It seems unphased.
Guardbot: "This is the territory of Erzez. Turn back."
Metal Man (GM): The second one turns and attacks Dragoshi with more lasers. They pack some mean machineguns.
Dragoshi: "..." *Drag dances out of the way of all but one.* "Hmph."
Guardbot: "I repeat. Turn back or face destruction."
Julian: *Let's do something we haven't done in awhile... DEX!*
Dex: "...DING! Erzez Robo-Guard. Level: 125. HP: 26/280 0/280. Shield: 106/100 0/100 (Regens 50% per round) Stat Points used: 50/50. STR: 10. END: 20. SPD: 10. MNT: 10. TP: 5. AC: 25. Increased Damage: +2. Movement Rate: 5. Turn Order Check: d20+10. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+10. Knockback Resistance: 1. Skill Check Bonus: 2. Ability Points: 62. Super Bonuses: 12. Unique Abilities: 2. Attacks: Machinegun Attack: 5 d20+17. An unknown model of advanced robot. It possesses high health and decent firepower. It has a special ability it will use if threatened. End of entry."
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaa... We better not let it use whatever that special ability is."
Julian: *Checks how those machine guns are attached.*
Metal Man (GM): They are in the fingers of the robot. They fire one shot per finger. Julian would swear he has seen a machinegun like this before.
Julian: *Checks if stealing a hand is possible.*
Metal Man (GM): They're especially equipped not to be stolen from. They are made to kill looters.
Julian: *Damn.* *Julian's going to punch one of them to death, then.* *PUNCHAPUNCHAPUNCHAPUNCHA.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit.
Guardbot: "You are tough." He pulls out a whistle. "Not any more." *blows the whistle.*
Metal Man (GM): The Skullbots the Questers saw earlier march into the battle. In lock-step with Guardbot 1.
Julian: "...Minor setback."
Guardbot 1: "Skull bots. Kill." He points at Julian.
Dragoshi: "Hmph... Talk about being cheap."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah."
Metal Man (GM): They, and the Guardbot, all attack Julian.
Julian dodges the last one.* :D
Dragoshi: "I shall make sure your little unfair advantage is... confiscated."
Julian dodges the first one... crapola.
Dragoshi: "...Or at least rid of." *With that... checks if Jerkbo-Err... Guardbot 1's field back up.*
Guardbot1: "Erzez dislikes mercenaries. Leave if you value your head. He wants it for his wall collection."
Metal Man (GM): The field is back up. It lights up, although not as strong as before.
Dragoshi: *Concentrates at one of the Skullbots, and...* *Fires an amethyst shard at it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Which assaults the eyes... optics... whatever of Skullbot 1 and damages it ! Then...* *A mini mech majestically floats out of the rift, takes Drag's machinegun and fires a LAZOR BARRAGE O' DEATH at Skullbot 1.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Minimech: "The penalty for assaulting my master is death." *After the mech blasts the Skullbot... It dashes up to it, and grabs it, then proceeds to crush it and TOSS it at the second Skullbot.*
Guardbot1: "Foolish slave. There is no such thing as death to machines."
Metal Man (GM): Skullbot 1 is heavily damaged; minor damage to Skullbot 2.
Minimech: "...Your lack of intelligence disturbs me." *Floats back into the rift and disappears.*
Dragoshi: *Nope.*
Metal Man (GM): The second Guardbot opens fire at Julian.
Aetos revives. .oO(...Where did these OTHER robots come from?) He holds his hand out and a gust of wind blows back one of the unharmed Skullbots, hopefully off the edge, if lucky...
Metal Man (GM): Aetos fails to blow it off the edge. Its feet turn magnetic and it walks right back onto the platform. The other one was shoved into the wall. There is now a rather large indent in the wall where it was shoved.
Julian: *Checks if Guardbot 1's shield still up.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Guardbot: "If you continue, my master may have to... deal with you."
Leo Crayson: "..." .oO(That can't be good...)
Julian'll bring that down then with one Haymaker...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Checks if it is down.*
Metal Man (GM): No.
Julian: *Two Haymakers...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Not down still, although nearly so.
Julian: *Three Haymakers! Ah ah ah!*
Metal Man (GM): The shield dies. The extra damage... causes a little damage to the field generator itself.
Julian: *Checks if said shield geneator be stolen.*
Metal Man (GM): It's inside the robot. Fat chance.
Editor's Note: Do you have to steal EVERYTHING, Julian?
Julian goes for the weapons then! Julian's got a...* *Baseball Bat! Julian winds back... here's the pitch!* *DOUBLE!* *And it's Stunned.*
Metal Man (GM): Guardbot 1 skips regenerating the force field for shooting at Julian more.
Leo Crayson takes aim at the guardbot then runs at him starting a big combo attack.
Guardbot1: "You may fight, but the machine alliance cannot be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss miss hit hit hit hit hit.
Julian: *KO!*
Dragoshi: *Drag, thanking Leo for that barrier weakining helps further weak Guardbot's barrier with... A Tidal Blast.*
Leo Crayson: "No problem."
Dragoshi: *From the good ol' Vendetta Machinegun o' course.*
Metal Man (GM): The weak guardbot has no barrier, so Dragoshi hits him twice before missing.
Dragoshi: *Drag then...* *Throws a possessed straightjacket at Guardbot 1! And, Drag attempts to strangle Guardbot 1.*
Metal Man (GM): Insta-hit due to Daze. Skullbot 1 dies.
Dragoshi: "...Well, there goes SOME of that damned backup."
Leo Crayson: "Nice one."
Guardbot2: "You are... hopeless." It opens fire on Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: "Eh. Nothing special. Now, let's concentrate on that guy." *Points at Guardbot 1.* "...No. You are." *He dodges the first, gets pegged by the next two, and dances around the final two.*
Leo Crayson: "How many more of them are there?"
Guardbot2: "This is a robot factory. Do you understand now?"
Leo Crayson: "...Crap."
Dragoshi: "...Yes. But what use is that to you if you won't be around any longer...?"
Aetos conserves his energy! And beatboxes for no reason! ~doodoodoodoodoodoodoodoo.~
Leo Crayson: .oO(I'm gonna guess there are too many to count?) *ding.*
Guardbot2: "I? No longer exist? You are ridiculous."
Guardbot1: "I am all the robots here, and there is only one of you."
Skullbot2: "You are severely outnumbered."
Leo Crayson: "...I hate talkative evil robots."
Dragoshi: "...No one understands cryptic messages these days..."
Leo Crayson: "Cause half of the world is made up of retards."
Guardbot1: "Strong words from someone who drank my poison."
Metal Man (GM): The robots laugh all at once.
Dragoshi: "...Huh. That was yours?"
Leo Crayson: "...Damn it..."
Guardbot1: "The entire area is mine. And you are in it. Shoo. Shoo little fly."
Leo Crayson: "Just die already!"
Julian's back from the dead! And now he's going to try and grapple Guardbot1! Hooray!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: "C'mere." *Julian grabs one of Guardbot1's arms, steps back, then YANKS on the arm, propelling GB1 towards Julian, who decks him with a HUGE clothesline! Pa-cho!*
Metal Man (GM): The robot explodes. The other robots suddenly walk out of the way...
Dragoshi: "..." *Assumes a defensive stance, wary...*
Leo Crayson: "...I guess GuardBot1 was the leader and I'm guessing losing him was like a morale dump."
Dragoshi: "...Doubt it."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, maybe they had a connection to GB1 and they ceased his fighting command? After he was destroyed."
Dragoshi: "Nah, too easy."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, this is kinda odd if you ask me."
Dragoshi: "Aye."
Aetos: "Or maybe Ezeze wants to kill us himself, now."
Metal Man (GM): The door into the place opens... the bots walk to both sides of the door and bow.
Dragoshi: "...That's just stupid."
Leo Crayson: "Why have a robot do a man's job?"
Metal Man (GM): A different machine walks out...
Dragoshi: "...Or a machine do a deadlier machine's job."
Leo Crayson: "...Oh hell."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's roughly man-sized. It has spikes for feet... and its right arm is split into three pieces down the middle. It has a single, oversized red left eye next to a normal-looking, almost human left eye. It has rattling, rusted chains for hair and a tattered black cape. Its other arm is skeletal and coated in a shiny material. The midsection has been repeatedly bolted back together. His mouth has spiky, mis-arranged steel teeth.
Dragoshi: "I mean, come on. I doubt there's much in the way of beings made of flesh and bone aside from us and some of R-Aw, hayell." *SO glad he's on the defensive. ...Might as well charge up as well during this little distraction...* >_>
Metal Man (GM): He speaks in a rattling, deep voice.
Erzez: "I am Erzez, ruler of Machine Land Sector E. And you are on my land." He opens up the three-piece arm, revealing some sort of gun. "I have a disintegrator. Get off of my land."
Metal Man (GM): He glares at the Questers with his red eye.
Aetos: "How did this become your land, huh? You can't just come up and take it when no one is here..."
Erzez: "I disintegrated everyone else on this land. That will soon include you." He brandishes it at you. "This is no conventional weapon. It vaporizes everything it hits. There was once a city here. I disintegrated it. All of it."
Leo Crayson: "Why? Does organic life piss you off?"
Dragoshi: "...Look."
Leo Crayson: "Huh?"
Erzez: "The people lived there. People are gross and inefficient. This world belongs to machines. Smithy himself said so." He shakes his arm. "Now get off my damn land."
Dragoshi: "If he disintegrated them just like that, I'd assume that to be a huge yes."
Metal Man (GM): His eye glows more red. He appears to be getting angry.
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm..."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(...I could aim for that weapon on the arm... But, who knows what kind of damage that could do if it destabilizes...)
Julian would be slowly edging towards what would be considered the exit of this place. Don't talk to the crazies, ESPECIALLY when they can fuckin' disintegrate you.*
Metal Man (GM): He points at Julian, and... nods.
Erzez: "Do what he does. Or you will be disintegrated."
Leo Crayson starts to back toward the exit.
Metal Man (GM): He spins around his disintegrator arm. He then turns to Guardbot2.
Erzez: "You failed me. They were to be scared away by your force. You die now."
Metal Man (GM): His gun powers up, and shoots a green ray at the robot.
Dragoshi: *He... Stands at ease. And holsters the machinegun and drops the charge. He then walks away from the scene dragging anyone else remaining with him.*
Metal Man (GM): It ceases to exist before everyone's eyes, leaving a pile of metallic dust.
Julian gets the fuck outta there after seeing that.
Aetos finds himself being drug away...
Erzez: "The rest of you. Pitiful Skullbots. Be more effective next time, or your dust shall also be mine. Especially you."
Metal Man (GM): He rips the arm off of Skullbot 2 and bites it, ripping it in two.
Leo Crayson starts running out after the others.
Aetos: "You know what, we're gunna get a mission failure, and it's your fault, because you VOTED to come here, and now you force everyone to RUN."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run away as he is about to smack Skullbot3. They soon see that robot fly off the tower and to its death.
Dragoshi: "...You are an idiot."
Metal Man (GM): A warp home can be seen. Erzez watches the Questers leave from afar.
Julian: "You wanna get disintegrated, bitch?"
Dragoshi: "Did you not see what he did?"
Julian: "We can leave yo' ass here if that's what you wanna do."
Aetos: "Psh. We've fought worse."
Leo Crayson: "We gotta go."
Dragoshi: "...Now you're just being a retard."
Aetos: "...We HAVE fought worse."
Dex: "But the ultimate evil had a weakness. This man, at least for now, has a disintegrator, which we do not know how to disable yet."
Julian: "Look Drag, he obviously got a death wish. I say we leave 'em here."
Leo Crayson: "...Yeah, but nothing like THAT."
Aetos snickers, being drug to the warp by Drag.
Metal Man (GM): Erzez is still out, berating his robots and alternatively ripping their arms off and disintegrating things.
Aetos: "That's true, Leo. I can't recall any disintegration cannons, though other enemies could disintegrate ships the size of The Seeker in one special move."
Dragoshi: "Seriously, though," *Calls a warp home.*
Leo Crayson: "...That's why we gotta go now."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Metal Man (GM): The warp home appears.
Leo Crayson jumps in the warp.
Julian: "Seriously, leave his ass here if he wants to fight this guy so mcuh."
Aetos: "Hey, I never said I wanted to fight him, Julian. Don't you put words in my mouth."
Leo Crayson: "...Stop bickering, you can do that when we get back."
Julian: "...A'ight, NOW you just tryin' to get on my nerves."
Metal Man (GM): Erzez is approaching.
Dragoshi: "...Sod that. I may not like his attitude right now, but I'm not the type to leave a guy behind. 'Sides, it may be a bad idea to even APPROACH him." *Heads towards the warp, still dragging Douglas behind him.*
Erzez: "Stop arguing on my property. Or die."
Aetos: "We aren't bickering! We're having a pleasan--." *He blinks.*
Metal Man (GM): He charges up his ray and aims at Doug's head... gritting his teeth and crushing another robot's skull in his free hand.
Julian heads into the warp.
Erzez: "If you really can fight me, then fight me. Or leave. Your choice."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers (and Aetos) leave.
Erzez: "I thought so." He varporizes the spot where the warp was, creating a 10-foot crater.
Leo Crayson: "I think I could fare better in a fight against Julian then that Psycho robot."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reappear in the Q.S. Seeker. Mission: Investigate Monument Complete.
Aetos: "Oh. Most certainly, Leo."
Glyph runs through the Q.S. seeker. He is on fire.
Leo Crayson: "...Yeah..."
Aetos tries to release from Dragoshi's grip.
Glyph runs back through the Q.S. Seeker. He is still on fire. He eventually puts out the fire.
Aetos: "What happened to him?"
Leo Crayson: "Fire... bad."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo floats in.
Glyph: "This place is so big, you'd think it would run itself."
Dragoshi: *...Doug's no longer in Drag's grip. He was out of the grip the moment Dragoshi entered the warp back to the Q.S. Seeker.*
Glyph: "It's... actually a bit more difficult to fix things than I originally thought."
Mewtwo: "Hm... you made the smart choice. The video shows the disintegrator as being second only to the original X-zone gun for destructiveness."
Julian: *Annnnnnd that means Aetos gets smacked.*
Mewtwo: "Had you fought him, at best you'd be the new all-Aribar team. At the worst, dead. Irreversibly so."
Julian: *Punk'd!*
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaa. Good thing we decided to leave."
Mewtwo: "Data of the area indicates thousands of people and entire armies were disintegrated by that one thing's cannon."
Leo Crayson: "Damn..."
Aetos: "You know what? This is why I hate you, Julian. You always think that hitting things is a good thing. Would you STOP hitting me!?"
Mewtwo: "Therefore, should you wish to destroy him, you shall have to disable it... probably with Glyph or Garrick's help."
Glyph is patting down his coat, which is still smoking.
Julian: "It's the only way you fuckin' LEARN."
Mewtwo: "Or both. It may take both. Genetia possesses vast technological reserves, all of which seem to be controlled by machines. Most of them evil."
Aetos: "NO ONE LEARNS LIKE THAT!"
Mewtwo: "Julian is... lenient."
Dragoshi: "...Yea, but that'd have the prerequisite of either one not being disintegrated by the darned thing."
Mewtwo: "If he didn't smack people, I would be taking your coins about now. Then there was the time I nearly choked that person named Hydro to death."
Julian: "Apparently you fuckin' do! You ain't gonna fight some wackjob wit' a disintegrator gun or yell at us while we run from him again now ARE YA?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo holds up a hand and spins a coin around.
Mewtwo: "If you really dislike it, you can fight the man with the disintegrator. Or Julian, in the arena. Fair is fair. Or... me,... but that wouldn't work out for you." *He chuckles and floats off.*
Aetos: "NO I wasn't going to fight that thing! But I just didn't like the fact you chose that mission with such authority and then ran scared!"
Leo Crayson: "...Dude, just be quiet, at least we get to fight another day."
Julian: "It's a FUCKIN' DISENTEGRATOR GUN an' we didn't know we was gonna run INTO ONE."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Julian: "Next time you develop psychic powers that can tell us EXACTLY WHAT WE GONNA FIGHT, YOU GO AHEAD AN' TELL THE REST OF US!"
Aetos: "You don't expect to lose a couple lives on a mission??"
SIMBER: *Idly displays the characteristics of the disintegrator in the background.* "...Kuja would have killed for one of these... I've never seen a gun able to annihilate the weak and strong nuclear forces simultaneously."
Dragoshi: *Looks at said characteristics, curious...*
Julian: "...What part of DISENTEGRATION DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?"
Metal Man (GM): It is disintegration, but doubly so. Rather than cause nuclear explosions by disabling one force, it disables both. This is done... with technology even SIMBER cannot understand.
Leo Crayson: "...Oi, this is gonna be worse then the missions on Nintendus, by far."
Metal Man (GM): Many ???s appear as to what could power it, or even keep it from causing the user to disintegrate instead. The only thing keeping it from being the top is the X-zone gun, which rips holes in time and space with every firing. It, too, is covered in ???s, but ironically has more information than the disintegrator gun.
Glyph: "Well, in any case, we could probably use more Genetian parts. Know thy enemy and thy enemy's weapons of mass destruction, eh?"
SIMBER: "Indeed."
Glyph: "The junk around here, Garrick can't even work with."
Metal Man (GM): Another mission possibility appears. An ? over a rather large mound of junk named "Part Excavation."
Leo Crayson: "Well, what do you guys wanna do now?"
Dragoshi: "...Well, I have no idea. I'm just prolly' gonna go back to my room."
Leo Crayson: "Except for you Doug, I'm not going on any suicide missions, okay."
Aetos: "Why don't you people understand that I didn't want to fight him either??? I've said that three times now."
Leo Crayson: "I think I'm gonna head back to my room as well."
Julian: "Then why the fuck was you yelling at us to STAY?"
Leo Crayson: "Yeah? You were like 'DUDE, LET'S LIKE... DIE!!!' ...Not exactly like that, but you get the point."
Glyph: "Huh. I better go check on that... cube thing if Garrick's not watching it. With all the animosity going on in here, uh, it might have done something."
Dragoshi: *Takes his normal headache medicine.*
Aetos: "When did I say to 'STAY'???"
Leo Crayson: "Hmmmm..." *Starts to recall.*
Dragoshi: "...I'd try and check too, but I'd be yanno, forbidden to do so what with it being a private lab. ...I'm just gonna leave. Yea." *Heads back to his room.*
Glyph: "...huh. That would explain why he's so angry when I wander in."
Dragoshi: *Stops.* "...Yea, pretty much." *Continues walking back to his room.*
SIMBER: "The cube is stable. The conflict is too far away from it."
Leo Crayson: "Oh, now I remember... You said... 'You know what, we're gunna get a mission failure, and it's your fault, because you VOTED to come here, and now you force everyone to RUN.'"
Aetos: "That doesn't mean I said to stay. That was just pointing something out."
Leo Crayson: "AND THE TRUTH... WILL SET YOU FREE!!!" *He walks back to his room.*
Julian: "Then you was sendin' mixed signals somethin' FIERCE."
Leo Crayson: "I've had enough for one day. I'll see ya all tomorrow."
Julian: "An' this is why I don't like YOU, AN' I didn't like Charles. Jus' because you apart'a some supposed great Lunarian race or the revival of it or what the fuck EVER, you figure you got the right to berate us durin' our own missions. When you don't do fuckin' ANYTHIN' useful."
Aetos sparks. .oO(Lunarian Defenders? I forgot about that...) "I don't do ANYTHING useful??? So THAT'S what I get now."
Leo Crayson: Hey, lay off him. I'm sure he didn't mean to have TOO much harm dealt to us... but then again."
Aetos: "Personally, I think I've done PLENTY of useful things, but what about you? All you can do is smack people around and then be hated by everyone else."
Julian: "What fuck did you DO this mission? Get yo' ass blown up? Blow some wind at some people? Hell, most of the time you jus' content to sit back an' let us ACTUAL Questers do everythin' while you jus' COAST BY."
Aetos: "I was going to help as soon as I could, but I was just trying to focus during that fight. And then it was over."
Glyph has 'fixed' the engine capacitor now so instead of being very much on fire, he is only slightly on fire, and instead of running, it is a steady gait.
Julian: "You-didn't-do-NOTHIN'. Me? I get shit DONE. Mo' than you can ever hope to do. An' I done it ALL wit'out betrayin' the Questers. I jus' need myself to be great. You need to go behind our backs an' ally wit' people who want us dead."
Aetos: "Hey. Half the people who wanted you dead, I didn't even know who they were when I was helping them. I never have even SEEN the void before I saw him in the X-zone."
Julian: "Ignorance ain't no EXCUSE. You done it ENOUGH to know that you shouldn't trust NO ONE but people wit'in the organization."
Aetos: "Not even THAT. Some of you QUESTERS aren't trustworthy either! If I started falling off a cliff, would YOU try to save me if we were the only two there? I doubt it."
Julian: "Hell, after all you done? Why should I, or anyone else, risk our neck to save yo' sorry ass?"
Aetos: "Havn't you already just proved that statement wrong? Even YOU went to Turion, TWICE, to help me."
Julian: "Two words: COntractual obligation."
Aetos mutters to himself, "And thanks for that, by the way. Uh huh. Then why don't you go ask Metal, the one who has your contract, why you are obligated to go save me."
Glyph: "Ooh! I know! 'Cause he's not here!"
Aetos: "...Where is he?"
Glyph: "Um. Nintendus?"
Julian: "He's on Nintendus, ya idjit. Don't you LISTEN?"
Aetos: "...What's that to stop you from asking him, then??"
Glyph: "I should probably see what I can do about building a gate from Genetia back to Nintendus. One of those things I read about when I was going over the old histories."
Aetos: "I'm not sure if it will work, but my Dex has a magical Christmas communication range. A normal Dex can't reach from Mars to Nintendus, but this was a gift from Santa, so who knows how long it can go. We can try calling Metal himself, if you really hate me enough to ask him."
Glyph: "Who's on Mars now?"
Aetos shakes his head after a long pause. "Ok... Now could you PLEASE stop smacking people? It really DOESN'T help anyone learn ANYTHING... it just makes people angry, and it's just your way of calling someone an idiot. NO ONE likes it and NO ONE learns from it."
Glyph is still trying to figure out who is on Mars.
Aetos: "Oh... I was on the Second Moon when it was located all the way around Mars."
Julian: "Fine, you wanna call him? Let's call the old man up. Though you outta know that we a LONG way from Mars."
Aetos: "The Dex communications couldn't reach that far at all, until Santa came and gave me some Communications range device." He pauses. "You REALLY want to call him?? But WHY? You -REALLY- think I'm a useless piece of flesh!"
Julian: "What the fuck have I been sayin' for the last 20 minutes?"
Aetos: "I thought you were just being a jerk, but I can't believe how much of one you ACTUALLY are. After everything I -HAVE- done for the Questers, and even you sometimes."
Julian: "WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE? HUH? TELL ME. Tell me ONE SINGLE GODDAMN THING YOU'VE DONE that outweighs ALL the bad shit you put us through."
Aetos: "It isn't my right to analyze what outweighs anything bad I've done, but I can still tell you some good things I've done. Alright, I've got one!" *After recollecting more -recent- events.* "I've saved You, Charles, and myself from the Null Zone. When in Atlantis, I destroyed the weapons (someone) was going to use to destroy everything."
Julian: "Two things: 1, you the reason I was SENT THERE. 2, You brought back 'happy' Charles wit' us."
Aetos: "You followed me in there on your own. You didn't HAVE to go... it was AGAIN just to rescue me. And you did THAT rescue on your own choice... no one asked you to."
Julian: "FOLLOWED YOU? You got yo' ass sent there, an' I tried to negotiate to get the rest of us NOT sent there. Guess what fuckin' happened."
Aetos: "I remember the DEX showing me that those people down the stairwell were just trying to do some kind of ritual with the box. They only put whoever want in the nullzone to go in."
Julian: "That's fuckin' BS an' you know it."
Aetos: "And on the topside, I was SENT to the Nullzone nonetheless. I was supposed to prevent Charles from going in it, because of the Businessman."
Julian: "YOU asked them to send you into the Null Zone so you could save yo' precious 'Master'. I got sent there after tryin' make those fuckers understand NONE'A US wanted to go in after yo' sorry ass."
Aetos: "That's what I saw, Julian. Now I just told you that I saved Atlantis (and whatever else would explode from the weapon) AND YOU from eternal boredom. I don't think you have the right to call me useless, because I've advanced our missions numerous times."
Julian: "One, Savin' Atlantis ain't nothin' special. Two, You the one that got me INTO that fuckin' mess, so that counterbalanaces that out."
Aetos: "Just because I can't fight like you, doesn't mean I can't help other ways. There have been plenty of codes and puzzles that I've cracked for us, too."
Julian: "Again, NOTHIN' SPECIAL. I done the same goddamn thing, an' so have others. You been off leadin' the goddamn Military an' helpin' the enemy to make a fuckin' dent in the record."
Aetos: "I was the one who went through underground Turion to find that SWORD for CHARLES that was taken from him and then set as a prize for a tournament! And it wasn't the Military when I was in control!... Why would I even WANT to be in control of that anyways?? Nonetheless, I just never got around to changing its name. Also, I almost took out the IIF next to that base so YOU QUESTERS could come in and do what you will... if only my plan hadn't failed due to a greedy soldier..."
Julian: "That sword shoulda stayed where it WAS. You had NO RIGHT to go after it, an' if yo' only reason was to retrieve it for one'a the BIGGEST ENEMIES THIS ORGANIZATION'S EVER HAD, then I see no goddamn reason why that fuckin' COUNTS."
Aetos: "Charles is NOT an ENEMY!"
Julian: "Two, I don't care what the FUCK you called it, it was still the fuckin' Military an' it wanted to rule the fuckin' WORLD. Charles spent more time fightin' us then helpin' us! He's a goddamn enemy, and I'm glad he's fuckin' GONE."
Aetos: "Those AI went behind my back! I didn't WANT to take over the world! I wanted to help YOU people make it safer. THAT IS OVER THE LINE, JULIAN."
Julian: "It's the fuckin' TRUTH. Can't help the fact that you can't TAKE IT."
Aetos: "Charles was good in the end, and he helped you plenty of times!"
Julian: "HE TRIED TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD FUCKIN' TWICE! HE LEFT AN ORGANIZATION BEHIND THAT TRIED TO DO IT AGAIN! An' we STILL FIGHTIN' THEM, AETOS! THAT SHIT'S UNFORGIVABLE!"
Aetos: "I never even knew the Charles that wanted to rule the world. The Charles since I've ever known him was peaceful and resented only by YOU and his other enemies. Charles was a GOOD PERSON no matter what he did in his past! This organization he left behind, also... It wasn't LEFT BEHIND by him. They just took up the name again. That Ricky was no good, and those two AI were just like Trevor. What THEY are doing is harming Charles' name, even MORE for you. It's not HIS fault what those AI are doing, so don't blame him for that!"
Julian: "You've been blinded by his propaganda, Aetos! All this shittalk about Young Ward, an' Master, an' 'Lunarian Legacy'. It's all a buncha BULLSHIT, Aetos!"
Aetos: "Are you telling me Lunarians aren't REAL? That's hard to prove."
Julian: "If it ain't his fault, Aetos, WHY THE FUCK DID HE TRUST THEM? If he didn't want shit like this to happen, he shoulda TOLD THEM while he was still alive! You heard what they sayin'! 'Carryin' on Charles' vison' an' all that. If what they doin' ain't his vision, then he shoulda fuckin' TOLD THEM."
Aetos: "I never saw Charles as a Master, though. He was my FRIEND. Being someone's friend can't be BS. That 'Charles Vision' is what is BULLSHIT. They are only doing what they want and tagging on Charles' name! Charles didn't want to conquer any world when I knew him! He just wanted peace!"
Julian: "An' how do you know this? You said it yo'self you wasn't even HERE when Charles was conquerin' the world. How the fuck do you know THAT wasn't the real him, an' the shit YOU put up with was the fake?"
Aetos is slammed into a wall at THIS point. "...That... I don't know that... But the Charles I knew is the real Charles to me. And wether the Fake Charles is real or not doesn't matter. Or vice versa... Which reminds me, we need to hire a priest or something. Charles became undead and was the one roaming around as Maester."
Julian: "It don't matter what was real to you. What matters what was real to the REST OF US. The whole WORLD, Aetos. So he's yo' goddamn friend, congrad-u-fuckin'-lations. Too bad he's a fuckin' megalomaniac with a penchant for world-takin'-over."
Aetos: "The Charles I knew is the Charles that died, therefor that was the last Charles the world knew, and that was the Charles that should be looked at... So long as that Charles who you say wanted to rule the world and the Charles that I knew WERE two different people!"
Julian: "Look, I don't fuckin' care anymore. You wanna keep yo' lil' fantasy where Charles was a good guy an' only wanted peace? Keep it. The rest of us gotta live in reality. Jus' stay outta our way when we get done what's gotta get done."
Aetos: "Then don't SLAP ME and don't call me useless!"
Julian: "Can't help it that you fuckin' ARE." *Julian walks off with that parting one-line because he player REALLY has to go to bed, yo.*
John: *Julian would see a groggy-looking John wandering toward the kitchen (or kitchen analog) in passing.
Aetos can be wherever if anyone else wanted to continue anything... z.z].
Dragoshi: *And, add to it an agitated/tired-looking Dragoshi heading in the same direction as well.*
John: "...Yo." He kinda nods at Drag.
Aetos mutters as he walks bye. by.
Dragoshi: *Mutters and kinda-sorta nods in response at John.*
Glyph: "So. That's... fix the fluctuations so there's no chance of the fire thing... check the histories so I know what people are talking about when they fight... look into building a warp gate to Nintendus... look into parts for that disintegrator, and all that's not including... the main thing I have to do..."
John drags his feet over to the fridge, and grabs himself a root beer... He then stoops back down and tosses Drag an orange soda, too. "...Restless night, eh?" He smirks.
Dragoshi: *Grabs the orange soda, then nods and sighs.* "...Yea. All this over some stuff... Grah." *Opens the can of soda and sips.*
Aetos mutters louder as he goes away. "How could he?? Scorning Charles' name, calling me USELESS... He just never LISTENS!" *blahblahblah fading too much to hear now.* *He goes to his window-side room and sleeps.*
John: "Ech..." He leans back against the fridge, sipping on his root beer. "...I hate to hold anything resemblin' ill will toward a fellow Quester, but honestly, he makes things more complicated than they need to be..."
Glyph has fixed the capacitor for good. It is difficult to tell now whether he is on fire because it burned him one last time or because he just likes playing that angle.
Dragoshi: "...Yea, I guess." Drag leans against the wall, taking a sip on his Orange Soda "But, I just try to be a fully neutral party through all this stuff..."
John: "Aye, aye... Probably the best thing to do in a situation like this. Arguin' isn't gonna get the problem to fix itself..." *sip.*
Glyph: "AHHHHH!"
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... That, an-Ah, hayell." *Sip.*
John lofts an eyebrow, turning his head toward whatever room Glyph is in. "...How's our esteemed engineer doing?"
Glyph repeats himself, though he might have put more accent on the 'A' this time.
John: *sip.* "...Probably better check in on 'im." He pushes off of the fridge and starts meandering in that direction.
Glyph meanwhile is ensuring that Glyph-shaped burn marks stay on the bridge carpet for quite a while as he rolls back and forth.
Dragoshi: *sip.* "Yea. Might as well." Drag pushes himself off the wall, and starts walking at a slow pace in the same direction as John, following.
John: "Oh, lovely..." *sip.* "...Drag, if you will? I'll do a bit of my thing to keep it from shockin' him -too- cold. Wait, you've got Tidal Blast, nevermind."
Glyph: "Did I mention AHHHHH!?"
Dragoshi: "...Huh? Oh, right, sure." Dragoshi mutters to himself making a weak flurry of Tidal Blasts aimed at Glyph trying to make the burning technician... Not be... on fire. Yea.
Glyph stands up with great vigor. "Ha! That shows Mr. Smarty Pants science guy that you don't have to turn the capacitor off in order to fix it!" *He motions over to the lab that isn't his.*
John chuckles, shaking his head. ...*sip.* "Y'alright, man?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. But, I bet that'd prolly' help you... not be on fire so much." *sip.*
Glyph: "Uh, yeah. I'm feeling first degree, I mean, first rate."
Dragoshi: "...Both, even?"
Glyph: "Hypothetically, though, if I had to go to sickbay, where would I find it?"
John: *gives the directions to said area (yay nondescriptiveness!)* "...Hypothetically speaking."
Glyph: "Right. Well, I'm to head off there, just to, just to make sure I've got those directions right. You never know what'll happen, right?"
John: "Aye, aye." He chuckles. ...*sip.*
Glyph shuffles off, noticeably shaking.
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks at said Glyph shuffling off.* "...Huh." *sip.*
Glyph shouts from the corridor. "Hypothetically, are there any service droids or something that can help me up, if I, like, fell here or something?"
Dragoshi: "...I can just summon a mech for ya in that hypothetical case... Want me to?"
Glyph: "Just to see how that'd work."
Dragoshi: *Summons the mech.*
Glyph: "Thanks for, um, the demonstration."
Dragoshi: "...No problem."

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