Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 321: Enemy Infighting
Date: February 13th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Charles flies his ship towards Genetia. He can see the strange planet before him... and his target. He gets a transmission of some sorts through the pendant.
Locos Docos (GM): The man in armor's pendant's armor receives it and the transmission is sent directly into the man's mind.
Metal Man (GM): The Transmission ends after a short bit.
Locos Docos (GM): The transmission ends. The airship descends into the atmosphere of the planet Genetia.
Metal Man (GM): Back on the Q.S. Seeker... Mewtwo, and the others are in the main room of the Seeker.
Alexia: "What's up?"
Glyph walks in. He looks like hell, and his hair is a mess.
Traon looks up and lifts a brow. "You alright?"
Mewtwo: "According to the mission set down by George Robotnik's discussion, it is proposed we go to Devil Island and retrieve the... Ultimate Emerald?"
Glyph: "Not... feeling well lately."
Mewtwo: "After that we apparently are to fight the MM2."
Julian's currently wrapped in a blanket, sitting in a chair off to the side. Apparently he's still sick.
Scott makes a brief appearance. Sick. He's wrapped up in a blanket without his ozzy glasses and still dressed in his Led Zeppelin t-shirt and PJ pants.
Julian's cold was apparently contagious. WHOOPS.
Alexia: "Cripes, is EVERYONE sick on this ship?"
Mewtwo: "And, of course, a Kuja supply ship should be arriving towards the end of your mission at Devil Island... or perhaps sooner. They appear to be testing a new generation of warp system."
Scott: *snorts.* "Sorry guys."
Alexia appears as energetic as ever. Kinda makes you want to hit her.
Julian: "...When the hell all this happen?"
Glyph: "Ouch... augh..."
Traon: "I'm not sick... And I'll be damned if I get sick..."
Aetos makes sure to stay away from the three people with colds n flu n other random diseases.
Glyph: "Another ship? That's bad."
Julian: "Also, when'd the janitor get back?"
Mewtwo: "It is? We can't very well turn it around, though..."
Glyph: "That's very, very bad."
Scott: *clogged nasal voice.* "Huh? Crap, of all the times to be sick." *insert coughing.*
Glyph: "I don't know why it is, but it makes my head hurt... so much..."
Darkdata: *Walks in to see the sickness.* "... New bug going around?"
Scott: *clogged nasal voice.* "Must be."
Mewtwo: "Beats me." *He flips through information, showing the ship approaching within the end of the next mission.*
Glyph: "Tsk, tsk, tsk, I can't have that, now."
Traon looks at Julian and shrugs. "Got back not to long ago. Pleasant to see you again Julian, considering your state."
Alexia: "I feel fine."
Julian: "Fuck off." *Huddles more.*
Scott: *clogged nasal voice.* "Sorry but I'm going back to bed. If we get vaporized then someone let me know." *coughs.* *Scotty then walks away woozily and leaves back to his room.*
Glyph: "I suggest that you all take the Ruin Miasma mission."
Darkdata: "I could make some special col..." *feels the glares.* "Never mind."
Garrick: *walks in, feeling dandy.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Don't even think about it, Traon...)
Mewtwo: "That is up to the Questers... although they all but seemingly decided on that mission... or perhaps all sick with flu."
Scott: *clogged nasal voice.* "I hear you makin' cough syrup, DD?"
Mewtwo: "Hello Garrick. Today is the Devil Island mission, right? Unless you've switched to the Ruin Miasma one?"
Leo: *walks in.*
Mewtwo: "Or you could even look for the next part in Eggman's master machine."
Garrick: "Yes, sir. I felt it would be in everyone's best interest if we got that magical item before this Zio apprentice did."
Alexia: "Hi, Leon."
Darkdata: "Well it takes a while, there would be no time to make it before the mission. Besides I don't think I am very trusted... with chemicals."
Glyph: "Oh, I don't think so. One way or another, you're going to take that mission." *He glares at Garrick Fy`aar.*
Traon: "I'm up for going after the Emerald..." he says with a shrug...
Garrick: *hesitates, looking at Glyph.* "Something wrong?"
Scott hears the response and so he heads back toward his room.
Leo: "I'm up for anything."
Julian: "...The fuck is going on?"
Mewtwo: "We found the capital of Genetia, Julian."
Garrick: "Aye, that we did."
Mewtwo: "There, there was a man named George Robotnik... we made a plan with him to save the capital city."
Mewtwo: "Which includes finding some relic of ultimate power, the 'Ultimate Emerald.' Ostensibly to power city defenses."
Traon: "But, in the end, I'll let me vote slide... Anything is fine with me."
Glyph puts his hands on his head.
Julian: "...This sounds like another set-up."
Garrick: *nods to Julian.*
Mewtwo: "His city is burnt to the ground and monsters attack his people every day."
Digifanatic: "ANOTHER Robotnik?"
Garrick: "Which is why I suggested we just GET the emerald and hold onto it. If they can't use it, then they can't use it against us."
Julian: "It STILL sounds like a set-up. An' I know how you people jus' love walkin' into set-ups."
Mewtwo: "He even says he sent the other Robotniks off the planet with a portal. Except for Ivan. Although he is the father of Ivo Robotnik... he didn't seem proud of his son."
Garrick: "And what would you do, then?"
Leo just leans against a wall and listens in on everyone.
Darkdata heads to the kitchen "Seems there is some time after all."
Julian: "Get off 'dis miserable hellhole of a planet an' blow it up from space."
Digifanatic: "Not a bad idea, actually..."
Mewtwo: "And kill the innocents?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, crap..."
Garrick: "Mewtwo, it's Julian..."
Glyph grabs his head tighter.
Mewtwo: "Forget genocide, that's planetocide."
Garrick: "And he's sick."
Mewtwo: "That's odd, really... the air is poisonous, but not infectious. It must have been from Nintendus."
Mewtwo: "Ah, right. That's odd, you sound different. Are you sick too?"
Traon: "Am I the only one who didn't contract anything?"
Glyph: "Hah. I'm just fine."
Alexia: "I feel great."
Garrick: *sighs and shakes his head.* "Look, this is my view on it. The parts for Robotnik can wait, even if we have to pay the Smithy bots to wait a bit longer. That odd glowing can also wait for the moment. I suggest we go get our hands on the emerald, bring it here and put it in storage so we can at least protect it, THEN worry about the other missions."
Mewtwo: "So... let's tally up the votes... 2 so far to the Ultimate Emerald, 1 for Ruin Miasma."
Garrick: "I'm not saying you should listen to me, I'm just giving my opinion."
Glyph: "Choose. Choose quickly. Choose correctly."
Mewtwo: "3 Emerald, 1 Miasma."
Aetos asks SIMBER for Frozen Hatred back, and then votes for the emerald as well.
Mewtwo: "4 Emerald, 1 Miasma."
Glyph: "No. No, no, no."
Garrick: *slowly looks to Glyph.*
Glyph: "I strongly encourage you rethink your votes."
Aetos: "Why is that?..."
Leo: "Hmmm, someone vote for me, I can't choose. Too much pressure."
Alexia rocks back and forth on her heels.
Garrick: *looks back to Mewtwo and arches his eyebrow... something seemed wrong...*
Glyph: "It just occurs to me that you would be better off... looking for the Ruin Miasma."
Darkdata comes back with a bottle of syrup and two spoons. "This should cure the flu. ... Hopefully..."
Aetos shrugs. "Ok..." *Changes his vote to Ruin Miasma for sport.*
Scott is back in his room snoozin' soundly. He left quite awhile ago.
Julian: "...Two things: One, I ain't got the flu. I got a cold. Two, I know better than to take ANYTHIN' you put up."
Mewtwo: *shrug.* "There are times I wish the Questers would pick better missions, but I can't change their minds."
Darkdata: "I am sided with Glyph for now anyway."
Metal Man (GM): Now 3 to 2.
Glyph: "Hah... good. I'm glad to see... I can still be persuasive."
Mewtwo: "Although... what is your take on this, Garrick?"
Leo: "...Hey Dark, I'll take some of that medicine, I'm kinda starting to feel like crap. My nose won't stop running."
Garrick: *turns his glance back to Glyph.*
Digifanatic: "Now, what suggests the switch of votes?"
Darkdata: *Heads to Scott's room to drop off some of the medicine.*
Digifanatic: "You said to rethink but is there anything bad with trying to get the Emerald?"
Darkdata: "Give me a second Leo."
Traon: "Ahh to hell with it. I'm up for the Miasma."
Garrick: "...Glyph, you just have a hunch, is that it?"
Glyph breathes a sigh of relief.
Mewtwo: "It is a tie? Hm."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh boy...)
Leo: "I'll do the Miasma as well then."
Mewtwo: "4 to 3."
Glyph glances quickly from Quester to Quester.
Digifanatic: "I do not want to be a deciding vote."
Darkdata: *Re-enters the room.* "Leo are you really sick? If you are not this stuff can do strange things."
Mewtwo: *Recounts.* "3 to 3? Hm."
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm almost surprised Scott didn't go for the syrup... knowing the two of them...)
Glyph stretches his knuckles tensely.
Leo: "Like what?"
Mewtwo: "I can't tell if either side has an advantage."
Garrick: *looks at Mewtwo and, if he remembered correctly, focuses on him.*
Darkdata: "About 10 times worse than what my candies can do. With normal medicinal side effects."
Leo: "Hmmm, then I'll pass then."
Mewtwo: "...That leaves the deciding vote with Digi."
Digifanatic: *sigh.* "Oh man..."
Mewtwo: "If it's tied up then I shall have to flip a coin... or something."
Glyph leers at Digi, then at Mewtwo.
Digifanatic: "Let's see..."
Glyph makes eye contact with Mewtwo for a second.
Leo looks at Glyph. "Why do you keep doing that?"
Mewtwo: "The Emerald is at 3, the Miasma at 4. What's important about the Miasma?"
Digifanatic: "You know, I heard Julian mention the set-up, and I don't want to be in another set-up unless it's absolutely required..."
Julian: "What the fuck IS the Miasma?"
Leo: "I believe it's an area that's full of poison."
Digifanatic: "But yeah, I'd like to know that as well just to make sure I'm comfortable with my vote."
Mewtwo: "...It's apparently some massively poisonous substance."
Julian: "So why the fuck we LOOKIN' for it?"
Mewtwo: "I have no clue exactly what it is, the mission only says to find it."
Digifanatic: "Well, we have our masks. They should be able to protect us, right?"
Traon: "Wait... What mask? I own no mask..."
Glyph: "Not poisonous! How could you fail to make that distinction!"
Darkdata: "... poison? To the Emerald!" *Changes votes.*
Digifanatic: "And anything else, we can get some Full Cures as well..."
Garrick: *suddenly stops.* "...wait, Mewtwo. SIMBER?"
Metal Man (GM): The votes switch sides to the Emerald. Mewtwo is still confused.
Garrick: "Do you still have a record of the message that was sent about the Miasma?"
SIMBER: "This is all we have."
???: *Static.* "Find... the Ruin Miasma." *Static.* *Static.* "...Coins."
Glyph listens intently.
Metal Man (GM): It sounds heavily distorted.
Digifanatic: "Oh, that's suspicious beyond suspicious."
Garrick: "Can you clear it up at all?"
???: *Static.* "Northern... *Static.* Region."
SIMBER: "It appears to have only barely come in. We didn't know what it was until we checked the logs."
Traon: "Ya know... I've changed my mind... This sounds to far-fetched, I'm going with the Emerald now."
Digifanatic: "Well, okay..." *Thinks about what would be less likely as a trap.*
Mewtwo: "6 to 2... Finally. It seems we have a decision. The Ultimate Emerald."
Glyph stares at the ship onscreen.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... alright, for a guy like George, I don't think he seems like someone that would hurt us."
Glyph: "Let's go. Let's go, let's go."
Mewtwo: "We can find the Ruin Miasma soon enough... after we discover why it's so strange."
Digifanatic: "And what Mewtwo said about him not liking Ivo's work... it's better for us."
Metal Man (GM): He sets the warp to Devil Island and is about to activate it.
Digifanatic: "I say Emerald."
Glyph screeches and slams his hands down on the nearest control panel. "You don't have a say in the matter! You're all going to go get that Miasma, and you're all going to do it... now!"
Glyph: "You don't need to know that!"
Digifanatic: .oO(That makes it worse.)
Garrick: "SIMBER... scan Glyph."
Traon looks at Glyph and lifts a brow. "Glyph, you may have your own reasons for that Miasma, but the decision is made. You will get your chance for the place soon enough."
Digifanatic: "Yes... We'll cover that next if you're interested."
???: "I believe I've hid in the shadows long enough." *Enters the room. It's the man clad in blue armor.*
SIMBER: "...I cannot get a read. I cannot scan him... ?!?!?!"
Alexia: "..." *She pulls out her pistol.*
Glyph grins fiercely.
Leo takes out his sword. "...What are you?"
Garrick: *starts, drawing his own M-150.* "How the hell did you get in here?!"
Digifanatic: *backs off a bit.*
Glyph: "That's fine, everybody gather." *He clasps his hands together.*
Digifanatic: "I still say Emerald..." *gathers in.*
Traon draws out his naginata and points the tip to the ground, waiting.
???: "Simple. You're code to enter this ship was 59327-QEH382, wasn't it?"
Garrick: "Stop it."
SIMBER: "...Wha? ...That is the authorization code to the entire ship. There is no way you could possibly know that."
Alexia: *coolly.* "Hello, new shady guy, we're the trigger-happy Questers and you're on private property. Wanna see what outer space is like?"
Garrick: *starts at the man.* "You better start explaining. What did you do to Glyph? And Just who are you?"
Traon: "I believe there is a spy amiss..."
Glyph: "You idiots. Pay attention."
Alexia: "Glyph, stand down."
???: "Allow me to finally introduce myself... I am Golbez, the man clad in dark!"
Alexia points her gun at Glyph.
Leo: "... What do you want with us?"
Mewtwo: "...I would normally suggest attack the strange man, but I can't tell what is going on. Don't want to look foolish." He raises a hand. "Keep your weapons down, Questers, until we can ascertain what is going on."
Golbez: "I will be straightforward with you here and now. While you have been here on Genetia, I have been on your pathetic planet... helping it by reactivating long dormant Crystals."
Garrick: *glances to Mewtwo before slowly lowering his gun.*
Golbez: "With them reactivated, I will be able to attain my goal of conquering Earth."
Alexia: "Like hell you will."
Leo: "...Well, that isn't gonna happen."
Golbez: "I am evil, but I am not foolish."
Mewtwo: "...And you are here why?"
Golbez: "Collectively, all of you are more powerful than me, so a fight is pointless."
Traon without thought immediately brings his weapons up and points the point of the blade mere inches from Golbez's face. "You'll do what now?" He said in a deep and harsh voice.
Glyph: "You're horning in on my racket. Get out."
Leo elbows Julian in the stomach. "Yo, wake up."
Garrick: "I've told you several times already. Calm. Down."
Alexia: "...I smell a double agent in our midst." *She fires a murderous glance at Glyph.*
Julian: *Guess what happens when you elbow Julian in the stomach. Especially while he's sleeping.*
Traon: "Oh I'm calm. I'm a calm furious man who is overprotective of his home."
Golbez: "ENOUGH OUT OF YOU!" *Extends his arm at Glyph, extending his fingers as far as he can. His arm begins radiating with energy.*
Leo: "Oh crap."
Julian: *And Leo gets bitchslapped across the room.*
Glyph: "I'm going to tell you what I said to the last stupid arm extending black shadow I met."
Digifanatic: .oO(How could someone even fall asleep in this kind of atmosphere?!)
Garrick: .oO(This is insane...)
Golbez: "That you are really someone here only because of blackmail?"
Leo: *Smack!* "WHAAA!!!"
Traon inches his blade forward until the tip is basically touching Golbez's chin. "Lower that arm."
Glyph: "No, actually, I didn't realize we were getting to the truth phase yet."
Julian: "Now what the he-Blackmail? The fuck is goin' on?"
Leo gets slammed against the wall.
Glyph: "I was just going to make fun of your poor sense of style. Such is customary, yes?"
Alexia: "GLYPH, WHAT THE HELL?!"
Leo: "Sorry... Julian."
Mewtwo: "...The evil man who sneaked into the ship is trying to save people from blackmail?" *Passes out.*
Golbez: "I'm straightforward as I said."
Garrick: .oO(Where the hell is Metal when you need him...)
Digifanatic: "You know... why in the world can we just not agree tonight?"
Golbez: "Now... perhaps you'd like to explain why you're REALLY after the ruin Miasma... Mimic."
Alexia runs over to Mewtwo and tries to wake him up.
Glyph: "Oh, you know, the usual. Power."
SIMBER: "The supply ship is coming... faster than usual."
Glyph: "Also because I will die if I don't get it. That's a definite thing of importance."
Alexia: "SIMBER, send an SOS."
Digifanatic: "You will die? "
Julian: "Okay, you two got 5 minutes to explain what the hell is goin' on 'fore I forcibly eject you from the ship." *points at "Glyph" and Golbez as he stands up.*
Glyph: "Not to forget, if that ship gets here now, I can't blow the ship up and kill us all, right? I mean, it'd be pointless if you have a spare." *He looks casual.*
Traon: "Mimic? Now there's a word I hate..." He lowers his weapon a little and backs away, listening now.
Alexia gives Mewtwo a good slap across the face.
Digifanatic: "Alright, what's in the Miasma stuff that's vital to your life processes?"
Golbez: *Lowers his arm.*
Leo looks confused as he props himself up against a wall, holding his face in pain.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo eventually wakes up from the slap.
Julian: "Four minutes."
Alexia: "Good, you're up..."
Glyph: "Oh, calm down, you. I'm clearly so fantastically awesome your purple little friend there had no chance. Strangely not the first time I've said those words."
Alexia twists around, glaring at Glyph.
Glyph: "No chance of knowing who I was, though, in this case."
Digifanatic: "I'm not angry, I'm curious."
Alexia: "I've heard enough. Want to introduce these guys to deep space?"
Glyph: "It's tough to read the mind of one who's got like a hundred."
Mewtwo: "...Interesting." *He gets up.* "So... evil man. You came here to expose... another evil man?"
Julian: "You gonna fuckin' talk or am I gonna throw you outta here? 3 minutes."
Glyph: "Oh, and, uh, sure, mind if I have a few words first? Two?"
Golbez: "The mimic can back up his words, Questers... don't provoke him."
Glyph: "Time bomb."
Garrick: "You're in--"
Glyph: "That's all."
Mewtwo: "This is unlike evil beings... time bomb?"
Glyph: "What's unlike evil beings? The whole goddamn ship is a time bomb, when your stupid mechanic wasn't paying attention... well, you fill in the blanks."
Alexia telekinetically grabs "Glyph" by the throat and begins squeezing the life out of him. "DEFUSE IT!"
Glyph just grins.
Garrick: *just stands there...* .oO(My god...)
SIMBER: "Hm. I have assessed the situation. For an unknown reason an evil being came in and saved us from being exploded."
Mewtwo: "...The being didn't kill him for a reason, Alexia. We can't defuse all the time bombs if he's dead!"
Alexia: "He deserves to die, Mewtwo."
Golbez: "Questers always love to learn consequences the hard way... tsk, tsk, tsk."
Mewtwo: "Just not with all of us at the same time! Besides... what is Ruin Miasma?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo waves the choking away from Glyph.
Digifanatic: "Maybe if we do one of the other two missions first we'll learn more."
Glyph: "It's an otherwise useless magical substance. You know how some of us are really good at one thing?"
Alexia drops her arm.
Digifanatic: "And then we'll have justifiable cause for the Miasma mission."
Mewtwo: "If it merely keeps you alive, then while your methods are horrible, you are free to... be alive. Assuming you disarm all the time bombs afterward."
Glyph: "I happen to be ungodly good at using it."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo smiles, as if he somehow won a chess move.
Golbez: "Enough to make you powerful even with a small amount of it."
Alexia: *growling.* "What's your true identity, mimic?"
Glyph: "Hell, I even gave you my real name. Or, the vessel name, anyway. I myself am Leviathan Aruhame, soon to be... uh, hrm, your god. How does that last part sound?"
Digifanatic: "I caught that pause."
Alexia: "Sounds like an excuse to kick your ass."
Glyph: "I used to be a big shot back before my civilization died out."
Mewtwo: "Huh... I wonder who that reminds me of."
SIMBER: *Playing a hologram.*
Alexia: "And I--"
Kuja: *Hologram.* "All hail me, Kuja Tribal, as God of Nintendus! All shall kneel before my wrath!"
Glyph: "Now all that's left is this stupid corpse. It and the other little spirits that regularly run this thing. Hah, yeah, you must get this a lot."
Alexia suddenly staggers a bit before looking up... with yellow eyes.
Traon: "If we go to the Miasma, we'll be leaving the Emerald unguarded and someone will have a chance to get it before we do." He meaningfully glares at Golbez when he says that last part. "And I get the feeling I'll need to be returning back home to Earth here soon as well."
Glyph: "I always end up being so trite. Damn."
Digifanatic: .oO(I knew THIS was coming.)
The Void: *Hologram.* "Mwahahahahahahaaaa!! I have sent Nintendus into the X-zone! I am your God!"
Glyph: "Honestly, I had no idea. I'm from a different district."
E Li Three: *Talking to a banana.* "Hah! I rule you! I am your God!"
Golbez: "I mention of an Earth that is not yours."
SIMBER: "Wait, that was a misprint."
Glyph: "Everybody has one, if you will."
Glyph: "There's one in every... oh damn, I'm bad at expressions."
Garrick: "Alright, this ends now."
Golbez: "So what will you do now, 'Glyph Phoenix?'"
Alexia: "When will the time bombs detonate?"
Traon: "Now there are two Earths... Let me guess, your going for the X-zone Earth, is that it?"
Glyph: "Well, I'm just going to wait here while you get that Ruin Miasma. And if you don't, I'll kill us all. Sound good? Good."
Alexia: "I believe you did not hear me. When do the explosives detonate?"
Golbez: *Strafes around the room.*
Digifanatic: .oO(If he can kill us...)
Glyph: "When the ship gets here. That's when I lose my bartering chip anyway. You have a spare ship, I can't get that Miasma now. I can't get it now, I can't heal. I can't do that, well, I'm probably just going to die anyway. I had no choice, see?"
Glyph makes a face. "I'm a nice guy, really."
Alexia: "SIMBER, is there a way to keep that ship away?"
SIMBER: "...It won't listen to us. We must grab the miasma, and quick."
Julian: "You a fuckin' dead man walkin' is what you is."
Mewtwo: "But only if you defuse the time bombs."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Glyph.
Glyph: "I'll think about it."
Mewtwo: "You -will- defuse the time bombs, or else we all explode. I've survived a massive explosion before. You?"
Glyph: "Several. Damn, if I knew you all were this interesting, I probably wouldn't have made to kill you all."
Golbez: "I'm curious... what sort of mimic class are you?"
Mewtwo: "...We'll see." *He opens the warp to the area.* "Now, Questers. Go forth. Me and the evil man and whoever else stays here can keep him from trying anything strange... The ships are coming in within 3 hours."
Alexia nods silently and enters the warp.
Digifanatic: *sighs heavily, puts on mask, and warps.*
Garrick: *glares at the two of them before slipping into the warp as well.*
Leo puts his mask on and walks into the warp.
Glyph: "Not the kind from your place, Golbez. If you're truly from Final Fantasyland, or wherever. I'm still ridiculously overpowered, though, in fact, even more so."
Traon just grunts and goes into the warp. Mask and all.
Julian grabs his mask disdainfully, coughs up a bit before he puts it on, and heads into the warp.*
Darkdata: *was too speechless to say anything.* *Follows through the warp.*
Douglas: *Erm... Walked into the warp too.*
Metal Man (GM): WARP. The group appears on the other end... in the northern part of Genetia.
Alexia blinks, reverting back to her regular persona.
Metal Man (GM): Curiously, this area looks like it hasn't been blown up so much.
Garrick: *growls and fires a shot into the ground.*
Alexia: "I can't believe we had a traitor in our midst."
Garrick: "I can't believe I was that... foolish... it was all my fault..."
Leo: "...This is getting really screwed up."
Traon: "Somehow I had the feeling... But failed to act on it."
Julian: *Hacking cough.*
Metal Man (GM): This town is abandoned, yes, but... somewhat well kept up.
Garrick: "If I had acted better to Metal, he would have never put Glyph in charge..."
Alexia: "We can beat ourselves up later. Right now, let's act." *She heads into the town.*
Metal Man (GM): There is the following: A Saloon, a sheriff's office... a bank...
Leo follows Alex.
Garrick: "...you're right. We have three hours. Let's make good use of them." *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): And some burnt down houses on the end immediately ahead.
Garrick: *scans the surrounding area.*
Traon just follows.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick detects... magical energy. But he can't tell where.
Garrick: "There's something big here..."
Alexia: "I know. The place is practically brimming with energy."
Alexia: "...Probably the most logical place to check would be the bank."
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign nearby that says 'Not A Hole' for the town's name. Odd.
Garrick: "Fan out. We need to search quickly. Keep an open comm line to each other and take a building." *heads for the sheriff's office.*
Alexia nods and heads for the bank.
Traon heads for the saloon.
Leo heads to the bank as well.
Douglas goes for the saloon.
Metal Man (GM): Ok, first we go with Saloon people. The Saloon people enter an old timey Western Saloon. Wooden chairs and tables about, a bar, a bunch of near-empty bottles, and cobwebs. A door leads to the kitchen.
Douglas checks the selection.
Traon looks about and sighs, instinctively grabbing his weapon thinking its a mop, but then stops. "This place needs some work..."
Metal Man (GM): Whiskey, rum, vermouth, beer...
Traon for the most part ignores the various drinks and looks around... Searching for anything...
Metal Man (GM): Root beer, sparkling water, enough to kill a healthy person if they drank all of it.
Douglas feels like acting Western. 'Course... Western might be a bit different to a limey.
Metal Man (GM): Traon presses a bell. *DING!* *DING!* *DINGDINGDING!* It is annoying.
Douglas: "Hey, Pardenorr. You best be stoppin' that there ringin'."
Traon: "But I can't resist... It's just so..." he shakes his head and stops. "The hell..."
Douglas move around the room, hands constantly at his sides, as if about to grasp a holstered gun.
Metal Man (GM): This place is strangely dusty and empty for being a saloon. Not even any garbage or broken glass or anything.
Traon again goes back to searching...
Metal Man (GM): Those mirrors don't even look like anyone used 'em.
Douglas: "Patoowey! Looks here like no cowfolk been drinkin' here at this here Saloon... Must 'ave been a civilized kind of folk."
Metal Man (GM): The door to the kitchen, the drinks, the cash register, the floor, so many places to explore. Er. Drinks as in bottles of them.
Traon: "I don't know about you, but I'm going to go check back in the kitchen." He does so, he heads back to the kitchen.
Douglas: "Wait just a second there, pardenorr." *He examines le register.*
Traon stops at the door to the kitchen and looks back. He shrugs and scans the floor.
Metal Man (GM): *DING* Aetos opens it up. Empty. It's got a full numerical button setup on it, though. Traon walks over and dings the bell again.
Traon: "Aetos, I swear I'm not an idiot..."
Metal Man (GM): Aetos is busy staring at the cash register.
Traon stops ringing and tries at scanning the floor... Again...
Metal Man (GM): Time is a-burning!
Douglas pushes random buttons on the cash register first.
Metal Man (GM): Traon finds... a nut on the floor. ...Aetos presses some random buttons. He would hear a strange click when you press one of them.
Traon looks at the nut... "Is it edible?" He picks it up and sticks it in his pocket...
Douglas: "...Did you hear that?"
Metal Man (GM): Also, the clicked button is stuck down. Like it is a button to a switch.
Traon looks up at Aetos and then the button he pushed. "I swear, if this floor opens up and we fall in a deep hole with a crazy rabid being at the bottom, you'll never hear the end of it."
Douglas moves back over to the drinks. "Let's see here, pardonorr..."
Metal Man (GM): Various bottles, half-full, half-empty.
Douglas starts moving them all.
Traon: "I say we get smashed... Not like there is anything else in here."
Metal Man (GM): One of them clinks strangely. There's something metallic inside...
Traon lifts a brow and walks over beside Aetos. "You open it..."
Douglas coughs, and smashes the end of it on the counter.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is... a key? MEANWHILE (Sheriff's office) Garrick enters the office with Julian. There's a prison cell, a chair, a desk, a bookshelf full of books, a painting of some sort of space ship...
Metal Man (GM): And of course there's a locked drawer on the desk.
Julian'll be busting that open.
Garrick: *moves over to the bookshelf and quickly looks over the books.*
Metal Man (GM): Lessee... Julian busts it open, and finds... complex mathematical books? Garrick sees various theorems on flight, electromagnetism, and magical energy.
Julian: "...Found some books."
Garrick: "On what?"
Garrick: "...math?" *turns and looks at the books Julian found.* "...what the hell..."
Julian: "You got wax in yo' ears?"
Metal Man (GM): The highest math levels are here. One could expect Eggman to be reading these.
Garrick: "No, it's just... well, think about it, Julian. Why are high level math and electromagnetism books doing in a Sheriff's office?"
Julian: "Hell if I know."
Garrick: *flips through the books, checking if HE understands them.*
Metal Man (GM): Barely. It is phrased in such a way that the reader must be capable of doing it all in their head to keep up.
Garrick: "..."*whistle.* "... This stuff could help me out later with building things... but... it doesn't really seem to help us find this thing... magical traces..." *getting an idea, he moves back to the bookshelf and takes out the most well worn magical energy book on the shelf, scanning it to find traces of Miasma.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick doesn't find miasma on the book... he finds it referred to vaguely IN the book! 'Magic fumes: An unknown byproduct of some lost process. Highly powerful in the right hands. Potentially toxic in the wrong ones.'
Garrick: "...huh." *looks to see what causes it...*
Metal Man (GM): 'Unknown source, unknown reasons for its existence.' It has ?s everywhere. There's a note on it, written in a strange hand.
Garrick: "Well, great..."
Metal Man (GM): 'Find and investigate possible new power source'
Julian: "What, you find anythin'?"
Metal Man (GM): That's the note there.
Garrick: "Nothing that helps us directly, but I might be able to narrow the scanning fields with this..." *pulls out his Dex, configuring the scanning beam to search for magical vapors or poisons in the air.*
Metal Man (GM): The dex detects some... in the bank!
Julian: "So where we goin' now?"
Garrick: "...got it. The bank." *he activates his Dex.* "Traon, Aetos, we've got a trace signature of miasma. It's coming from the bank. High tail it over there."
Metal Man (GM): *Inside the bank.*
Garrick: *motions to Julian and heads out.
Julian: *To the bank.*
Metal Man (GM): The group who originally entered the bank have... just entered the bank. The other people haven't gotten there yet.
Alexia: "Man, this place is creepy."
Leo: "You're telling me."
Metal Man (GM): There is the following: A teller's booth, a bunch of safes behind a large vault door, and advertisements for 0%.
Alexia heads over to the safes.
Leo checks out the teller's booth.
Alexia: "Okay, if there's anything here, it's in these vaults."
Metal Man (GM): ...The vault door is locked. The safes are out of reach.
Dragoshi: *Pops up.* "...Yo."
Metal Man (GM): Leo see a pen, checks, forms of all kinds...
Leo: "Hmmm? Hey Drag."
Metal Man (GM): ...And an ice cream scoop.
Dragoshi: *Walks over to Leo.* "Hiya."
Leo: "...What's an ice cream scoop doing here." *He picks it up.*
Metal Man (GM): It feels rather heavy.
Dragoshi: "That... is a good question" o_o;
Leo: "Hmmm... kinda heavy."
Leo: "Did you find anything Alex?"
Dragoshi: "Hmmm..." *Searches around for anything out of place... Aside from the ice cream scoop.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds... nothing.
Leo searches the booth for anything else out of the ordinary.
Metal Man (GM): Leo finds... his toenails. Man, those toenails are weird.
Dragoshi: *...Checks the safe.*
Metal Man (GM): It's behind a vault door. *Click.* In come the others--including Aetos with the key. And Traon with the bell. And Garrick and Julian and stuff.
Dragoshi: *Waves to the others.* "Hiya."
Traon: "Hey guys, I have an annoying bell and a walnut... What have you done with your lives?"
Dragoshi: "...We didn't find anything interesting... Aside from an Ice cream scoop, which is pretty much outta place."
Julian: "Fuck off. Garrick, what's in here? "
Douglas coughs, looking at the ice cream. "Is that the Miasma?"
Metal Man (GM): The vault door is still shut.
Traon: "Hey Aetos, try the key."
Douglas shrugs and tries the key.
Metal Man (GM): The vault door opens.
Dragoshi: "...There we go." *Enters through the door.*
Traon: "Don't ask why the vault key was in the saloon..."
Dragoshi: "...I won't."
Traon follows into the vault.
Metal Man (GM): Here is... wall after all of safes... and a two-tailed Fox opening one of them. At least, until the Questers waltz right in.
Tails: "...Who are you people, and how did you get in here of all places?"
Julian: "...Who the fuck are YOU?"
Leo: *follows the others in.*
Dragoshi: "What he said." *Confused.*
Traon: "Bloody hell... Now a talking fox..."
Tails: "I happen to be one of the Freedom Fighters. What's wrong with you? Breaking in, stealing things... I thought my hidden defenses would scare off looters."
Traon: "What's next? A talking hedgehog?"
Leo: "... Heh, that would be funny."
Dragoshi: "...Hidden defenses?"
Tails: "..." *He shakes his head.* "I won't be forced to make you leave, will I? Why are you here?"
Traon: "What do you mean 'defenses'? You mean hiding the vault key in the saloon?"
Tails: "Yes. Logically, no one would look for it there. ...But you people aren't logical, clearly."
Metal Man (GM): He crosses his arms.
Traon: "Far from it..."
Garrick: "...excuse me, Sir."
Dragoshi: "...Logic never really did apply to us."
Garrick: *steps forward, walking up to Tails.*
Alexia raises an eyebrow.
Tails: "...Yes?" *He locks the safe he was opening, not particularly interested in it being opened by other people.*
Alexia: "Kitsu-chan? What are you doing here, anyways?"
Dragoshi: "We usually beat it up. With chainsaws. Logic, that is. And, in a metaphorical sense, but STILL..." *Shuts up.* :/
Garrick: "We probably came off a little... strange. My name is Garrick Fy`aar. We're a group of freedom fighters as well, I suppose you could say. Anyway, we're in a bit of a bind. We're looking for a strange chemical called Miasma."
Tails: "...A-ha... and you specialize in breaking and ente----did you mean that magical material I found while in outer space? ...Why would I give that to you?"
Alexia: "Because we have a time bomb poised to kill us all if we don't get some."
Traon: "We didn't do any breaking... And we entered peacefully."
Tails: "Time Bomb... Eggman?"
Alexia: "One of our teammates was a traitor."
Garrick: "...you know Eggman?"
Alexia: "I don't think so."
Dragoshi: "Nope. Not Ivo."
Tails: "...That's worse than Eggman." *He nods.* "Know him? Until recently, we fought no one but him."
Garrick: "...do you know... a blue hedgehog?"
Tails: "Sonic and I and the others. But then these robots came and even Eggman fled."
Alexia: "A what?"
Garrick: "I knew it!"
Julian: "This shit don't make any sense."
Dragoshi: *Takes his headache medicine.* "Knew what?"
Traon: "Garrick, being that we are from the same world... I knew you would say that..."
Dragoshi: "...Has ANYTHING ever made sense?"
Tails: "I'm surprised you know him. He's been missing too."
Julian: "Yeah, an' this ain't it."
Tails: "Well, everything may look complex, but it sounds very simple to me."
Alexia: "Missing, huh... Maybe we can search for him."
Tails: "Somebody wishes to trick you into giving them... this!" *He takes out a vial full of Ruin Miasma.* "And... they obviously want it like Eggman would."
Julian: "...That'd about fit the bill, yeah."
Dragoshi: "...Like he would... Zuh?"
Tails: "...How about I get rid of this problem for you in exchange for a little help?"
Julian: "What kinda help?"
Garrick: "Let me guess... finding Sonic?"
Tails: "You clearly are not experienced enough in defusing Time Bombs to deal with such a crafty and evil person. Perhaps there aren't even enough of you to take them all out without exploding. But no one said you even had to touch them."
Metal Man (GM): He holds a hand to his chin.
Alexia: *thinking.* "A talking knee-high fox with two tails... you know you're a Quester when you don't even blink. What do you mean?"
Tails: "I found this Miasma in space... are you dealing with... an alien?"
Leo: "...I don't think we are?"
Tails: "I want to make sure. We can't risk anything they might be able to sense. Aliens don't function like we do."
Alexia: "Don't rule it out, Leo."
Leo: "Unless that Golbez guy counts."
Garrick: "He's alien to us, that's for sure."
Alexia: "After all, how many shapeshifters have we seen on Nintendus? One?"
Garrick: "And I CAN defuse Time Bombs, thank you very much."
Leo: "Too many?"
Douglas: "He's from Earth. "
Garrick: "Just way too many..."
Julian: "HEY! Let the fox talk."
Traon looks at Tails, "He's a mimic if that means anything."
Tails: "Earth? Interesting."
Alexia takes a deep breath. "So what's the plan, Kitsu-chan?"
Douglas nods. "Probably from around the Earth year 2000. He mentioned Final Fantasy."
Tails: "...You see... if you just knock them out with an electromagnetic pulse, then they can't explode."
Alexia: "Wouldn't he realize that and shield them?"
Garrick: "...son of a bitch. That's cake."
Tails: "I have some further devices which would disable even the most primitive of mechanisms to operate it."
Traon: "EMP... something as simple as that?"
Dragoshi: "...Well, I have EMP grenades... But, I doubt they're strong enough."
Tails: "Shields? Hah. I've found a way around those. That's the only way I survive out here. But this will cost me a lot... and you may need the Ruin Miasma anyway... Perhaps if you help me find a power source in return. Have any ideas?"
Alexia: "How much power do you need?"
Julian: "We lookin' for somethin' called the Ultimate Emerald."
Garrick: *smirks.* "Perhaps you've heard of it."
Dragoshi: "..." *Leans back against the wall.*
Alexia: "...Garrick, what's with the cocky smile?"
Garrick: "...no doubt he's heard of it."
Dragoshi: "...That could be a possibility."
Tails: "Ultimate Emerald? ...You do know... what happened with that, right?"
Tails: "It was Gerald's personal weapon. He summoned a demon named Zylcon from it, but for some reason went to Earth instead."
Dragoshi: "Well, some mages told me something about a demon or something... Well, made a vague mention of the demon... Bl-ZYLCON!?"
Dragoshi: "We just killed that guy." >_>
Leo: "Damn. Killed him dead."
Garrick: "So THAT'S what caused it..."
Tails: "...That's good, because he destroyed some cities before leaving with one-tenth of that thing's full power. ...But if the demon is gone... I can use it for my project. ...Say. You don't know where Eggman is, do you? I could take him down with it too."
Leo: "I think we killed him too? Didn't we?"
Dragoshi: "...We didn't."
Garrick: "If I had a piece of his technology, I might be--wait."
Garrick: "Oh yes... he's with the MM2... right?"
Leo: "I need to keep a checklist of the people we kill around."
Garrick: "Huh. I thought he was..."
Tails: "MM2? No. He's with himself."
Alexia: "I think we can track him down."
Tails: "Those jokers tried to invade this area and got hit by my EMP blasters."
Julian: *Keeps quiet, has no idea what's going on.*
Tails: "...By the way... how did this person put the bombs on your ship in the first place?"
Douglas: "Tails, do you know if any other demons were summoned from the Ultimate Emerald?"
Garrick: "...he was put on the ship."
Dragoshi: "...Inside job, apparently."
Tails: "The Ultimate Emerald had only one, like the Master Emerald. Unfortunately this planet has no one demon to owe its misfortune to. It's just a target for everything."
Garrick: "...hm... wait, so your EMP blasters stopped the MM2?"
Alexia: "I still say we give him a free ride out of the airlock as soon as possible."
Traon: "Moment by moment I'm having more of an interest in this Ultimate Emerald." he said with half a smirk.
Douglas frowns. .oO(Then why do we even have Lighttech?...)
Tails: "The blasters shut down their machines, causing them to retreat."
Alexia: "Wow. You're a talented little kid."
Tails: "I was looking for the Miasma because I lacked the power to hit them from here."
Traon: "Tails... Do you know how to work and understand the Miasma?"
Tails: "...No. I have other power sources, which are expendable now that you are willing to help me."
Garrick: "If we can do this... get you the Ultimate Emerald... you'll give us the Miasma?"
Traon: "Well, we've agreed to help him. He has the Miasma and the means to disarm the Time Bombs... What are we waiting for? Lets go back and take care of... Business."
Tails: "The Miasma is yours already. Just don't open it. And don't give it to whoever wants it until you're clear they can't use it against you."
Tails: "I don't want any beings from outer space trying to hold my lab hostage. I have enough problems."
Garrick: "Is there a defense against it?"
Tails: "It's not specifically a weapon. It is an unknown gas of some kind. But it is likely to be able to fuel powerful magic."
Garrick: "We have a few ways to defend against that. Nova, come in..."
Metal Man (GM): Tails waves a hand.
Tails: "We don't want to contact the ship, whoever it is might hear us."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Tails: "You must have a way to warp right back, right? Where is your ship?"
Alexia: "...Okay, okay, shutting up."
Garrick: "We do have a return button."
Tails: "...Let me see it."
Garrick: *reaches into his pocket and pulls out his Dex, a bit reluctant, but showing it to him.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes it out, then almost immediately reverse-engineers it and plugs it into some sort of PDA he has. Within about 5 minutes he hands it back to Garrick... the case is surprisingly now free of dirt and junk that had become stuck inside there.
Tails: "I admire the amount of work put into designing this, but in the end it isn't secure against other components being connected to component leads."
Garrick: "That's why I made my own... but I never got the boss to okay it being produced..."
Alexia: "...I'll take your word for it."
Tails: "Now, when you warp home, I shall fire all my EMP blasters and disable whatever bombs or devices are going to destroy you if you disobey the person."
Tails: "Now, you deal with the person as you see fit, but your ship will need a bit of... repairing..."
Garrick: "Don't worry about repairs. If it can be fixed, I can fix it."
Tails: "I'm just saying, I could fix it as well. It'd be a learning experience."
Alexia: "...I think that would be wise."
Garrick: "Maybe we could work together. Share knowledge and resources."
Dragoshi: "...We could always use more assistance, anyway."
Tails: "And I could make sure nobody sticks bombs in there."
Alexia: "Also wise."
Leo: "Heh, too bad we didn't come across you sooner."
Traon: "Quick question... What about this other guy? This Golbez fellow."
Alexia: "We'll burn that bridge as we cross it."
Leo: "Got it."
Garrick: "Alright... let's get back. Everyone set?"
Alexia: "Let's go."
Tails: "Good luck. I'll be ready." *He walks back into a building.*
Alexia: "Good luck, Tails."
Garrick: "Alright..." *hits the recall button.*
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "I'm ready as I'll ever be."
Leo: "Lets get this over with."
Julian: "Let's jus' get the fuck outta here."
Leo: "I never would have suspected Glyph to be a traitor though."
Alexia: "That makes two of us."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* ...Aboard the Q.S. Seeker... The dark figure, Mewtwo, and Glyph would be there. With some time to burn, Mewtwo would be double-checking the systems nervously.
Mewtwo: "You didn't... jinx the computers, did you? We sort of need them to live."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Jynx the computers. 'cause you're a Pokemon. Hahaha. Sorry, I got distracted. What was the question?"
Mewtwo: "...While you were planting Time Bombs. Did you happen to also bug the computers?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Time... oh, right. Yeah, I um, unless your computers are circa 19somethingsomething, I wouldn't know how to bug them."
Mewtwo: "Interesting. I thought you were a mechanic?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I just used one. A really honestly nice one. I copied his personality, and his skills, and he ran the show. Otherwise... you would have caught my evil vibe, no? Of course, I stopped in at times for sabotage."
Mewtwo: "I see... and what did you plan to do once you succeeded?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "It was insurance. I was hoping I wouldn't have to resort to this, what with my destruction being mutually assured and all. If everyone hadn't picked Emerald, things would have gone much more smoothly."
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez places his right hand under the pendant, clasping it. It begins to glow with redness... in Golbez's left hand... *Mind block*
Glyph has no idea what Golbez is doing, but looks on amusedly.
Mewtwo: "Yes, but the Questers only pick safe missions... if possible."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Ruin Miasma isn't even dangerous. I am, but I'm dead. So is everyone else but this vessel. He copied me, which conveniently allows me to pop in from time to time."
Locos Docos (GM): The left hand has a clear cube manifested into it.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I don't know who would possibly want that Miasma but someone like me."
Mewtwo: "What if... his mind was erased?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Dah? Who erased in the what now?"
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez then sets it down on the ground.
Mewtwo: "You speak of being copied and using him as a vessel. Vessels... break."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Bingo. That's what I need the Miasma for, I can heal with it. I seem to be going pretty quickly, too." *He puts his left hand on the side of his head.*
Mewtwo: "Interesting. You might be interested to know that The Void's hosts never fell apart, although they were often knocked down by Questers."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Lucky." *He whistles nonchalantly. Then he looks at his arm, though he has no watch.*
Editor's Note: Of course, the Void's hosts often ceased to exist or lost their minds anyway.
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez manifests another clear cube and places it diagonally from the first cube... uhh... east.
Glyph taps his foot.
Mewtwo: "They do take a while..." *He idly watches the cubes.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What's Bluey the Blue Knight of blue doing over there? Is this psychic government sanctioned? 'cause he might be willing to do something to destroy me. He doesn't have to live here. You ought to stop him."
Mewtwo: "Those cubes look like harmless objects to me. Maybe he's building a castle out of them."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Cool. I had one of those for a few minutes. Then it was overtaken."
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez manifests another clear cube and places it diagonally of the second cube due south.
Glyph walks around to see what would happen if he did.
Mewtwo: "The Mushroom Kingdom built 8 of them for protection. Bowser took them all and built another one just for fun."
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez manifests a final clear cube and places it diagonally of the third cube due west.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Sucks to be... wait, Mushroom Kingdom? You mean, like, Mario? Hahahaha."
Locos Docos (GM): The final clear cube is placed diagonally of the first which is due north.
Glyph heads over to the final clear cube and attempts to stomp on it like a Goomba.
Mewtwo: "Mario, the only person to have defeated Giga Bowser over and over again."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "God damn, I hate these quiet victories. I win, I get everything, nobody can stop me, but nothing happens. It's surprisingly boring."
Locos Docos (GM): Glyph stomps on it. It doesn't break, though. Golbez snaps his fingers and the cubes disappear in a puff of smoke.
Glyph falls on the floor.
Mewtwo: "Perhaps victory isn't everything after all?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "...shit, I hope it is. If victory isn't something, then what?" *He pulls himself up.*
Mewtwo: "Perhaps you need to find more interesting things to pass the time with?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Any suggestions? And why aren't you trying to kill me or something? Or at least, you know, be angry."
Golbez: "The psychic being is not foolish. He will not provoke you into destroying this entire vessel."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "That's cool. Damn, I sound so much better when I'm threatening violence then when the violence is already threatened and I'm just waiting to reap the benefits."
Mewtwo: "Beings like us know to shun all emotions." He floats over by Golbez. "It is here that a strange thing happens... there is no need for violence."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Speak for yourself!" *He taps a control panel.* "This is the worst bomb threat ever. I mean, there were ones where it went off, but this is pathetic."
Golbez: "Yet you pushed the Questers to this."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Well, I was expecting for it to be dramatic. I mean, it was, but then boring. I wasn't expecting the boring."
Golbez: "No expectations, no disappointments."
Glyph rolls his eyes. [Leviathan] "You know, in retrospect, if things are like this on the Questers' side, I can't' blame them for going for the Emerald. That probably would have been pretty cool."
Mewtwo: "You didn't destroy the emerald, so... they will probably go for it."
Metal Man (GM): All in the ship would suddenly hear the familiar warp noises.
Mewtwo: "I believe that is them... they should be here in just a few moments."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Finally!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Walks on in...*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "World conquest, gonna use this new-found power, destroy all who oppose, etc, etc. Now give it. Give it, give it, give it."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Questers suddenly appear in the hold... *BLAM* *WHAM* *BZKT.* The lights go out.
Leo: "...Where are we?"
Mewtwo: "Is this your doing, Glyph? All the systems are down."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I don't think so, but I wasn't very careful. Oh, I know, maybe we're dead. Maybe we ran out of time. It would explain the darkness."
Douglas: "Oh. In that case, can I sing out-loud?"
Dragoshi: "...Or maybe it's just a power outage. Ever think about THAT?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Yeah, but my way is slightly more interesting."
Traon: "Next time, take collateral."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You have no idea how bored I was waiting for you to get back."
Garrick: "...you forget something, fellow."
Dragoshi: "You have no idea how much I don't care about how bored you were."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Kidnapping is so overrated, I... what now? Ship kidnapping, that is. You know what I mean."
Golbez: "And here it comes..."
Julian: *Too much talking, not enough beatings the hell out of Leviathan. Julian goes for the weapons.*
Dragoshi: *Pulls out a... Mech chair? ...Whatever. He puts it down, and sits down on it.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What are we doing, here? Have you not forgotten the whole 'I'll kill you all' thing?"
Garrick: "...see, that was an EMP pulse. Your bombs are dead. No explosion, no problem, time to kick some ass."
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Really? Damn."
Leo takes out his sword.
Julian: *That works.*
Dragoshi: *The mech chair disappears, Drag goes for the vortex o' DEWM. DEEEEEEEWM.*
Traon pulls his weapon out. "Ahh, time for some blood."
Douglas wields Charles' Frozen Hatred just to look cool. An AXE is way more deadly than a big club that looks like a magical key!
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez walks due south an edge of a wall.
Garrick: *draws his own gear, narrowing his eyes.* "You're shit out of luck, dumbass."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You *do* realize I don't have the Miasma, right? Remedy that or I'll use my all powerful magic of ultimate destruction and annihilate you. By blinking."
Golbez: "I warn you, do not underestimate them... they've defeated every single villain that they've fought in battle."
Mewtwo: "..." *Claps in front of Glyph's eyes.*
Garrick: "And if you do that, you're still shit out of luck. One word and this thing is warped directly into a black hole."
Dragoshi: "..." *Checks to see if Leviathan is lying...*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Who did that?"
Dragoshi: "An exploding duck." *Just gonna give stupid answers for no reason.* >_>
Mewtwo: "So now your gig is up. I suggest you give yourself up... and if you really need it to live, then you shall only get enough to live... Did I forget to mention that EMP took out the life support?"
Mewtwo: "Of course, we all have masks... well. I don't need one. How about you, Glyph?"
Dragoshi: "...You really need to make EMP-retardant life support... Things." >_>;;
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Lessee, lessee..."
Douglas lugs the frozen axe over to the wall, he stands there. .oO(Hrmph... I suppose wielding this doesn't look cool when no one but me can see it...)
Glyph feels around in his coat pockets.
Mewtwo: "Ivo Robotnik doesn't believe in magic, sadly."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo then motions to the others...
Mewtwo: "Which one of you has the miasma, anyway? I must ensure it is safe."
Traon: "I used to hate magic... But lately I've been having more and more of an interest in it."
Garrick: *reaches into his pocket and pulls out the container.*
Glyph aims for the sound and rushes.
Garrick: *has a gun. Ka-pow.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo, having predicted such, grabs it, but makes no attempt to move it from Glyph.
Julian intercepts with a Sledgehammer to the face.*
Metal Man (GM): This causes Glyph to run over a certain area... BEFORE any punches or death can reach him...
Dragoshi: *Drag'll just wait.*
Traon: "And now I disappear..." he steps back and uses his silent steps to move around, trying to get behind Glyph.
Douglas: "Oh!" *He pulls out the relic from Trevor's fight... he aims at the crowd of people in the middle of the room and pushes le button!*
Metal Man (GM): It... does nothing. Fan-tastic!
Golbez: "And so... my end of the deal is done here."
Leo: .oO(...) "...I'm lost, are we gonna kill something or what?"
Dragoshi: *Just keeps his scythes readied...* "No idea."
Locos Docos (GM): He raises his arm and extends his fingers. He stands south of Leviathan. The pendant glows... and one appears east of him! Another west of him... and north as well!!
Leo keeps his sword readied as well.
Locos Docos (GM): The cubes that were on the ground reappear, right in front of each Golbez. There arms radiate with red energy as the clear cubes do as well.
Traon has his weapon at the ready.
Douglas wide-eyes and gasps.
Locos Docos (GM): Each cube erupts with a red pillar of light straight into the ceiling. The cubes diagonal to each other begin to close in to each other...
Golbez: "Ye who stepped into the diamond... LET THE BINDING COMMENCE!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I do what now?"
Mewtwo: "You might have gotten this... full jar, Glyph, but I figured allowing the strange man to stop you would be better." *He holds it just out of reach.*
Glyph attempts to snatch the jar.
Locos Docos (GM): The cubes then begin to circle around Leviathan. As he reaches out for the jar, his hand is rebounded by the newly formed barrier.
Metal Man (GM): He chuckles as the barrier blocks the hand.
Traon: "Binding?" he steps back and away from Glyph, so as not to get mixed up in this.
Mewtwo: "This prison should make you manageable... after all, one of you is a good person. We wouldn't want to lose him."
Locos Docos (GM): The cubes begin to converge into the center where Leviathan is standing. He then begins to float up...
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Wait, so what? You're not even going to let me play the 'You can't kill me' card, you're going to play it yourself?"
Mewtwo: "You know some interesting things. Perhaps we could use them for good instead of evil."
Locos Docos (GM): ...finally, a VERY powerful vacuum begins to pull him into the single-sized small clear cube that glows red.
Mewtwo: "I'd love to reverse years of a trend where Questers started out good and turned evil and made it the other way around."
Douglas dumps out an Ivantek vial, and tries to capture some of the red energy inside of the vial.
Locos Docos (GM): The red energy repels Douglas/Aetos before he even gets near it.
Douglas grumbles, and looks to each of the Golbezes. "HE'S behind it!" he mutters loudly.
Traon: "Let me give a crack at the energy... Can I see that vial Aetos?"
Douglas throws it at Traon.
Locos Docos (GM): The sheer gravity of the vacuum now begins to put strain on the body of Leviathan.
Traon catches it and takes a step towards the energy but doesn't get any closer. He then attempts to use energy control on the energy to get it in the vial.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Gah! Evil is a lot more fun when you start out with your power source ahead of time."
Douglas: "He's the one who enveloped the moon with red energy..."
Locos Docos (GM): Traon's Energy Control attempt is in vain. The red energy is too focused... and speaking of red energy...
Traon shrugs and tosses the vial back to Aetos.
Locos Docos (GM): The body of Leviathan is beginning to spiral into the cube of the clear cube.
Golbez: "The Binding is all-consuming... let it consume once more!!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hey, how about a little more power and a little less light show, huh? I have places to be, things to be bound to. What is this, a god damn gravity well! Make it snappy!"
Mewtwo: "...Ignore him and finish your work. We can take care of the rest. While you are... not hostile... I'm sure your presence unnerves the others... and we aren't even going to ask why you're here as it is."
Douglas turns to Mewtwo. "HEY. YOU."
Locos Docos (GM): As Leviathan is complaining, he is then completely sucked into the clear cube... the red energy slowly disappearing. He is now trapped in the cube.
Garrick: "...Mewtwo, I'm going to start scanning for the bombs and remove them, then get the ship back up and running."
Locos Docos (GM): The four Golbezes converge to the one due south... The Binding complete.
Garrick: *isn't impressed. He moves to head to his lab.*
Julian: "I'm gonna go lay down..." *Julian heads for his room.*
Mewtwo: "..." He turns to Golbez. "I would ask... one last favor."
Leo: "Well, I'm off to my room then."
Dragoshi: *Apathetic. Puts his scythes away.*
Mewtwo: "The energy you used... could you give me some so we could study it?"
Leo: "...That was kinda anti-climactic."
Mewtwo: "Just the smallest amount."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a small container... a drop or two, maybe a thimble-full.
Golbez: "Your leader sent me here to take care of this mimic. I owe no further favors."
Leo puts away his sword.
Douglas: "We can give you something in return?"
Garrick: *moves into his lab...*
Mewtwo: "...Nothing I can do, then. Unless he wishes to pay you... I don't really pay people."
Golbez: "I was paid with free reign on your world. Now that my task here is done, it's time for me to claim the ancient power and use it to conquer Earth."
Garrick: *grumbles and makes to repair the scanners...*
Golbez: "Farewell... Heroes." *Armor clanking as he walks out of the ship.*
Douglas: "Rrk... NO! What did you do to the Lunarian moon!?"
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez stops...
Leo: "See ya..."
Locos Docos (GM): He turns around to face Douglas...
Traon: "Golbez, I'm holding you to your word that it is a different Earth. I don't want to return to my Earth to see you all over the place."
Golbez: "I did nothing to my world. I just have use of its... new power."
Douglas: "..." *Dumbfounded!*
Golbez: "If you will excuse me... the Tower of Babel awaits me." *Turns around and exits the ship to board his airship.*
Garrick: *grumbles that he is missing plenty of time to study the cube, chips, or help the robots repair the Dauntless...*
Dragoshi: "...Tower of Babel. Hm." *Writes down a note.*
Locos Docos (GM): Golbez boards the Homestead, and begins heading toward Nintendus.
Douglas witnesses it takeoff... And now he's very shocked. "The Airship?! HIS PLANET?" He screams softly and runs around the dark Seeker. Lugging around Frozen Hatred, possibly scratching up the floor on accident. :(
Traon yawns and leans against a wall. "What an interesting day."
Metal Man (GM): Tails comes aboard; the supply ship also arrives, dropping off all of the supplies the Questers could need... including to fix the ship.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the mech chair, and sits down, waiting.* "Yep."
Leo: "...I've had enough for one day." *He goes back to his room.*
Garrick: *works with Tails.*
Traon pulls out his bell... And for some odd reason, starts to ding it. Ding... Ding... Ding...
Douglas hacks Traon's bell with Frozen Hatred.
Metal Man (GM): Amazingly, the bell cannot be destroyed.
Douglas: "...Sorry, Traon. Anyway... You don't need to worry about your Earth... He's talking about Nintendus, I'm sure. But ... Charles never told me about any Golbez. Is he just some random Lunarian that rose from sleeping?" *He mutters. .oO(And what did he DO to the moon???) Then he impatiently goes and activates Eyes of Truth to see in the dark, methinks... He doesn't care if the lights go back on or not.*