Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 323: Rubber Tree Unsolid

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Date: February 16th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Once again, on the Q.S. Seeker...
Mewtwo: "Now, you were busy fighting one another last mission. I don't want to see that again, unless you wish to be in for a shock."
Alexia: "A shock?"
Mewtwo: "I don't want to have to say what it is."
Digifanatic: "I believe."
Mewtwo: "Especially since your next foe is... the MM2."
Dragoshi: "...Apparently, I must have missed something. ...Which might've been a good i-Okay, then."
Mewtwo: "They have come in here like an alien species, displacing the normal robot overlords and maiming anything they knock into. If not stopped they will simply destroy their way to us."
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi? Good idea, huh? Well, I don't know about you, but I don't like missing stuff like that... man, it ticks me off."
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaa... I guess. Though, what is of the past is of the past."
Digifanatic: "Probably more than you."
Mewtwo: "We have no clue how to fight them. They have entire armies. They possess technology capable of destroying almost anything. Our reports show only one of those errant super-robots posing a problem for them. Worse, their base is shielded, guarded, and surrounded by the debris of those they destroyed to get there."
Digifanatic: *text Dexing Dragoshi.* 'Not only does it bother me to see them fighting, but we are supposed to be a civilized group of fighters here, not a bunch of hooligans.'
Alexia: "So what's the catch?"
Mewtwo: "...The catch is their massive armies. Their defenses. The fact their station is the size of a large city."
Dragoshi: *txt to Digi.* '...Yea. Then again, what do you expect?' "...Weeeeell, that's just great."
Mewtwo: "You will have to find a way inside. Their field is an enhanced X-zone field. It cannot be dissipated by other X-zone weaponry."
Digifanatic: *texting.* 'I expect them to realize that fighting should lead to stiffer penalties.'
Dragoshi: *texting.* 'Yea. But, some people don't learn, which gets annoying.'
Alexia: "We'll find a way."
Mewtwo: "I will assume you cannot defeat them in one mission. You must, however, disrupt their operations."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a portal.
Mewtwo: "Be careful. They're on a mission to destroy us too."
Alexia: "Like anybody isn't." *She equips her breathing mask and enters the portal.*
Digifanatic: *one last text.* 'Maybe threatening to suspend them for a nice set of vital missions will make them learn.'
Leo Crayson grabs his mask and enters the warp.
Digifanatic: *closing text.* 'But enough of this. Let's hit it.'
Dragoshi: "...I'll be careful." .oO(Why do I have a bad feeling about this...) *Final text.* '...I suppose so, but I'm really starting to doubt their intelligence, but... Nevermind. It's not important.' *Puts on breathing mask, enters warp.*
Digifanatic shuts off his Dex, gets his mask on and hits the warp.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone appears on the outskirts of the massive base. A strange, multi-hued force field blocks the way in. Behind it, hordes of Koopa-soldiers patrol about. The doors are also completely covered with hatches. The gigantic, now sphere-like building sticks out of the ground. Half of it is clearly submerged.
Alexia: "Hey, um..."
Leo Crayson: "...Damn, Mewtwo WAS right about the place being heavily guarded..."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: "Well then..."
Alexia: "Sorry about last mission. It's been bugging me ever since I said that stuff."
Digifanatic: "What was that? What did you say?"
Leo Crayson: "We aren't gonna like fight are way though, are we?"
Alexia: "I messed up and I'm sorry." *She looks downwards.* "I just... don't want things to change, for some reason."
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia, somewhat confused.* "...?"
Alexia: "And I... I don't want us to lose faith in each other."
Leo Crayson: "Wha? Oh."
Digifanatic: "What even happened, Alexia? You're talking to someone who wasn't on the mission."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. I'm wondering the same thing."
Leo Crayson: "Me and Alex beat the hell out of Traon."
Digifanatic: "Oh..."
Alexia: "But since Glyph was found out to be a traitor..."
Digifanatic: "So that's what Mewtwo was referring to."
Leo Crayson: "Yes..."
Alexia: "I mean, things like this never happened back in my old life. We had complete and utter trust."
Digifanatic: "Was that Zelkaria screwing with you again? "
Alexia: "No. That was my fault and only mine."
Digifanatic: "Okay. At least you can't blame it on something you can't really control."
Leo Crayson: "I think we should just put that incident behind us."
Dragoshi: "..." *Just stays silent.*
Digifanatic: "So, how in the world are we gonna get in this base?"
Leo Crayson: "I'm wondering the same thing."
Alexia takes a deep breath and looks back up.
Dragoshi: "...?"
Digifanatic tries to get a map of the surroundings on the Dex... alternate entrances, etc.
Alexia: "Easy. We find the one weak point, no matter how small, and keep chipping at it."
Traon is just there... Not really saying much of anything.
Digifanatic: *looks back at Traon.* .oO(At least he knows.)
Dragoshi: "...The problem there might be if they find us out. What do we do then? We'd be horrendously outnumbered."
Alexia: "Then we don't get caught."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wanna head back and get some vehicles?"
Dragoshi: "...Considering the massive amount of-...No. That's just stupid."
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Metal Man (GM): In the background, the troops continue moving about. Hundreds.
Leo Crayson: "...I think I might have an idea."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Metal Man (GM): No map for Digi.
Dragoshi: "...Do tell."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, go for it."
Traon: "Same here... A risky one, if your willing to listen to it. I'll go after Leo."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, maybe if we like lure a guard over here and like knock him out I can disguise my self, sneak in, and disable there defenses."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... But I see one flaw."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm?"
Digifanatic: "How do we get one over here without him calling for backup?"
Traon: "Basically what I had in mind... Only we lure a couple of guards over here and we all disguise ourselves."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Digifanatic: "We gonna try an EMT or something before he pulls out the comms?"
Leo Crayson: "That could work as well."
Dragoshi: "EMT?"
Alexia: "Don't you mean CDT?"
Leo Crayson: "...What?"
Traon: "If only one of us gets in there and shuts the defenses down, that will put them on high alert most likely and they will know someone is here."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah..."
Alexia: "CDT. Like this." *She reaches out and whacks a nerve on Leo's arm, promptly making his hand feel numb.*
Leo Crayson: "AUGH, the HELL are you doing?!"
Alexia: "Unfortunately, I'm not really strong enough to use it well. Sorry. I just needed someone to demonstrate on."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, when does this wear off?"
Alexia: "The feeling'll come back really quickly."
Leo Crayson: "Ok."
Alexia: "Like... right now."
Leo Crayson shakes his hand to get feeling back in it."
Traon: "Think they take in refugees?"
Leo Crayson: "Damn that felt weird..."
Alexia: "Sorry."
Dragoshi: "...Prolly' not."
Leo Crayson: "It's alright."
Dex: "The MM2 is relatively heartless. They have created refugees, not saved them."
Leo Crayson: "Hmmm, what could we do that doesn't involve us dying in some god awful way?"
Alexia: "There just has to be a weak point here in their strategy..."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah, but where?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *gets that sort of intriguing look on his face.* "Teleportation?"
Alexia: "I doubt it. They probably thought of that, too."
Digifanatic: "Yeah."
Traon: "Well... They might need supplies every now and then... If we can find out where their supplies come from, we can just get on one of the shuttles or something that go into the base."
Digifanatic: "Probably put something in the rooms that buzzes off when enough pressure is suddenly felt."
Dex: "They have no place to receive supplies from. The entire planet is devastated and they have been attacking everything which has come to close to their base."
Traon: "Bloody hell... Hmm..." he goes into thought...
Leo Crayson: "What about entering for the top of the base?"
Digifanatic: "Holy crap... subsistence army. Let's see... no docking bays, teleporting won't work, outnumbered in force..."
Metal Man (GM): The field extends to the top of the base and then some.
Traon: "Well... Since Robotnik and his mages don't have the Ultimate Emerald at their disposal... Shouldn't we go back to them have them fire their fancy anti-matter cannon at this place?"
Dex: "Correction: The Anti-matter cannon was a possibility. One you did not choose them to pursue."
Digifanatic: "Huh, wha?"
Dex: "They have no such cannon as of current."
Dragoshi: "...Right."
Dex: "Nor a power source for it."
Dragoshi: "...Got any suggestions?"
Traon: "So that idea is out of the question..."
Alexia: "I'm out of ideas."
Traon: "Ive run out..."
Leo Crayson: "I just don't know... I think my idea would have been somewhat fool-proof."
Digifanatic: "Hmmm..."
Alexia: "...There just has to be something!"
Digifanatic: "I got nothing... This is just screwed up, but then again, when the MM2 is as bent and insane as they are, you can't be too overconfident..."
Dragoshi: "...Huh." *Tries to think up something...*
Alexia: "If only we had a pocketknife..."
Traon: "Sewage? Wouldn't a bases sewage system typically go outside of the fortification?" *He shrugs and tries to think of something as well.*
Alexia: "Hmm..."
Leo Crayson: "...What if we tunneled underground and like popped up inside the base?"
Alexia: "They probably thought of that, too."
Digifanatic: "There's probably part of this base below the ground."
Dragoshi: "...That could work, but bad luck would prolly' have us pop up RIGHT IN THE CENTER."
Traon: "Sewage... Sewage system... They have to have one leading out of the base... If we can find out where its dumped out..."
Alexia: "NO."
Dragoshi: "..."
Dex: "It is unlikely they use such a system for such a futuristic base."
Alexia: "NO NO NO."
Dragoshi: "Why did I expect that 'no'? No. Seriously. Why?"
Leo Crayson: "What's wrong with smelling like crap?"
Traon: "Gah... All I have left in mind is just walking up to their door and saying 'Could you let us in'? But like that would go well."
Alexia: "Fine. YOU go through the untreated sewage first."
Dragoshi: "...There prolly' isn't one anyway, for all we know."
Digifanatic: "Well, he's the janitor. It's not too strange for him. "
Metal Man (GM): The dirt around the field itself is relatively hard-looking. There are also some trees nearby. Some are next to the field.
Traon: "Ya, what Digi said... I clean toilets for crying out loud."
Leo Crayson: "Heh."
Metal Man (GM): There's some sparse grass around... it's mostly dead. Not hiding material.
Alexia: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Barely building thatched roof material.
Alexia: "Wonder what would happen with a Sync?"
Digifanatic: "Lemme check out one of those trees..."
Dragoshi: "...Mind if I assist?"
Traon: "I don't know... I'll be the lab rat for that..."
Digifanatic cautiously walks over to one of the trees to see if there's anything unusual with them.
Dragoshi: *Follows, being careful...*
Traon closes his eyes and focuses on the environment in an attempt to sync with it.
Metal Man (GM): They're normal... and very tall.
Leo Crayson: *follows Dragoshi.*
Metal Man (GM): Traon suddenly becomes covered in grass/mud camo.
Traon: "Well... That answers your question... Any other ideas?"
Alexia: "Yeah. Got a gun?"
Digifanatic tries a quick climb attempt on one of the trees...
Alexia Syncs as well. Heck, couldn't hurt.
Metal Man (GM): Digi slides off of the slippery bark.
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... looks like they greased these..."
Leo Crayson sync's as well.
Dragoshi: *Tries to climb up el tree, curious.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi climbs right on up the tree.
Traon: "Alright everyone, sync up... Lets see if we can at least get close to the field so we can at least better examine it."
Metal Man (GM): The tree is relatively wobbly.
Leo Crayson: "I'm already sync'ed."
Alexia: "So am I."
Dragoshi: *This is has gotta to be one of the weirdest things ever. A yoshi/dragon thing wearing a yellow top hat in a tree. What the hell. He surveys the area in his tree o' dewm.*
Traon: "And I trust that you guys can move silently?"
Digifanatic tries again to see if he can join in on the view.
Traon: "Well I suppose us three can sneak up to the base and see if we can find anything, and you two can stay back here and keep a lookout."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Alexia: "Okay." *She crouches as low to the ground as possible--not hard since she hovers--and starts creeping forward when the others do.*
Metal Man (GM): The group is too far off to be noticed. Digi, meanwhile, climbs up the tree.
Traon starts moving silently towards the base as well.
Metal Man (GM): The field itself is like a massive wall.
Leo Crayson goes prone and starts following the others towards the base.
Dragoshi: *Surveying the area... from the tree.*
Digifanatic: *assumes the assistant surveyor's position.*
Metal Man (GM): No one can get beyond the field, though. It's like a big wall in the way.
Alexia: "..."
Leo Crayson: *quietly.* "Now what?"
Alexia glances around for the power supply to the shield.
Metal Man (GM): Nowhere nearby.
Traon: "I think there is just to much power here to just simply control it to our will... So energy control is out of the question..."
Metal Man (GM): One must think... outside the field.
Dragoshi: .oO(Slam a tree into the field? Nah... That'd attract too much attention...)
Alexia: "...!" *She creeps back to Dragoshi and Digi.*
Digifanatic searches for anything hidden within the nearby branches...
Dragoshi: .oO(Unless... We could use the tree as a distraction...)
Leo Crayson: *quietly.* "Where is she going?"
Dragoshi: .oO(I think I might be onto something!)
Alexia: *once back.* "I have an idea."
Traon: "Catapult over the field?" *He shrugs and starts creeping back as well.*
Leo Crayson: *quietly.* "What's the plan?"
Digifanatic: *looks downward after searching, and whispering.* "Yeah?"
Alexia: "The trees itself are the power generators."
Leo Crayson starts creeping back.
Digifanatic: *still whispering.* "How do you figure that?"
Alexia: "Hunch."
Digifanatic: "Ahh..."
Traon finally gets back and looks at Alexia. "What hunch?"
Leo Crayson is the last to get back to the group. "What did I miss?"
Alexia reaches over and knocks on one of the trees with her knuckles.
Metal Man (GM): It wobbles.
Dragoshi: "...Seriously? I was thinking of using the tries as a distraction."
Digifanatic: *assumes he's found nothing.*
Alexia: "Bingo."
Digifanatic: "Hey hey hey hey..."
Dragoshi: *trees.
Leo Crayson: "Want me to cut one down?"
Alexia checks if the trees be within seeing distance.
Dragoshi: "No."
Digifanatic: "Don't shake us off..."
Traon: "I still think we should just see if we can catapult over the field with these trees... I mean c'mon... They wobble like rubber."
Alexia: "Which is why they're so suspicious."
Digifanatic: "I was just thinking..."
Dragoshi: "...Yes?"
Leo Crayson: "What's up?"
Digifanatic: "The catapult idea. I just came up with that myself. So that's two."
Dragoshi: "...I doubt that'll work."
Alexia: "No."
Metal Man (GM): They could be seen by the troops...
Dragoshi: "?"
Metal Man (GM): But not very well.
Traon: "Doesn't hurt to try... That field seems like its solid... So the worst the could happen is going splat. I hope."
Alexia: "Hold it. There's a flaw with that."
Traon: "Let's try Alexia's idea first."
Leo Crayson: "Or going splat on top of those sentries."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Alexia: "I think they CAN see these trees. The question is, why? Why would they keep an eye on them? Get the point?"
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yea."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... maybe the soldiers can use the field as a cushion..."
Dex: "The field covers the entire sky of the base..."
Dragoshi: "...Want me to climb down the tree now or something?"
Dex: "If you flew over it you'd likely land in the middle of it and be stuck on top of the field."
Digifanatic: "They probably have the technology to manipulate their field towards their favor... Hmm... Ah nothing." *mumbling to Dragoshi.* "I thought of that silly Narrative Guy manipulation shtick..."
Dragoshi: "...That'd prolly' only work in said Narrative Guy's presence."
Digifanatic: "Yup. So, let's see... forcefield is rainbow. That's Prismatic... Does Prismatic have a weakness?"
Leo Crayson: "...Light?"
Metal Man (GM): It's... not specifically prismatic.
Leo Crayson: "No, darkness."
Darkdata: "First question, what powers Prismatic Energy?"
Metal Man (GM): It's of an unknown energy.
Darkdata: "Or whatever this field is?"
Metal Man (GM): Related to the X-zone field.
Dragoshi: "...Seriously, though. Think we should climb down?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah..." *heads down.*
Dragoshi: *Climbs down, making sure to not be in the sights of the enemy...*
Darkdata: "I wonder, is this shield only skin deep? What would happen if someone tried to dig under it?"
Digifanatic: "Well, what I was thinking was you guys could launch me to the field and in flight, I'd summon some sort of elemental manipulation to an attack that would be equal to the Prism's weakness..."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his dagger and tries to poke a hole in the tree...*
Digifanatic: "I mean, it's probably the most realistic idea so far, right..."
Metal Man (GM): The tree is rotten. The dagger pokes a small hole into it.
Digifanatic: "It's a wonder it supported the both of us without collapsing..."
Dragoshi: *Checks to see if there's anything inside of the tree... Aside from wood.*
Metal Man (GM): It seems strangely hollow inside.
Leo Crayson: *auto-follows Dragoshi.*
Tarja: "Tell me again how you two managed to stay in that tree without it collapsing."
Metal Man (GM): They're rather far off for them to hear it, they might barely see it.
Dragoshi: "...Odd." *Tries to cut it open a little more, being cautious not to cut it too deeply.*
Darkdata: "I could strip the outside layer off. If I don't goof up..."
Metal Man (GM): It's completely hollow on the inside... it is teetering dangerously now. There's nothing inside, either.
Digifanatic: "Okay, okay, back off..."
Tarja: "Timber..."
Digifanatic backs off a safe distance...
Dragoshi: *Does the same.*
Traon backs off as well.
Dragoshi: .oO(I may have inadvertently made my use the tree as a distraction idea be put in use.)
Metal Man (GM): An errant wind causes the tree to fall over. It hits the field, and somehow cuts a hole in it.
Digifanatic: "It's weak to rubber trees?"
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Traon winces and looks off in the-- he turns back to the hole cut in the ground. "That is just odd..." He looks to see if there is a large piece of the tree that is able to be easily carried.
Metal Man (GM): There's now a way to sneak into the base area... but it's surrounded by hordes of soldiers. The tree is split into several pieces.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "I'll tell you, it's probably laced with lead or tungsten if it can do that kind of damage..."
Traon: "Well, let's get going... Some how..." he looks at the hordes of soldiers that are there.
Darkdata: *Takes a piece of the tree.*
Digifanatic grabs an errant piece if and only if it's not in the guards' line of sight...
Dragoshi: *Does the same as Digi...*
Metal Man (GM): They patrol in columns of 10; there are 10 such columns, walking about the base. There seems to be no way through them, as they literally walk close enough to act like a physical barrier.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Tree shrapnel. Other side of the base."
Dragoshi: *Quietly.* "Aye."
Traon nods, and quietly says, "Good idea."
Darkdata: "Quite."
Digifanatic continues to hold his place and quietly walks around the direction in which Traon and co. originally headed in.
Dragoshi: *Follow.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk around the base. Now what?
Digifanatic: *on the opposite end...*
Dragoshi: *Checks if it is just as heavily guarded as the front, or even MORE heavily guarded.*
Traon: "Well... Let's use those pieces of the tree and cut into the field... I hope this works."
Digifanatic: "Wait."
Metal Man (GM): Exactly the same.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Alright... everyone stand to one side of whoever's flinging the wood. As soon as the piece flies towards the field you keep running away from the hole for now... whoever's tossing it, follow us as soon as possible. Sounds worthy enough?"
Traon: "May as well try."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Traon: "Have fun with the throwing Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: "...Why should I do it?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, I was going to..."
Traon: "Your idea, isn't it?"
Digifanatic: "I don't mind. It's my idea. I'll take what I deserve."
Traon shakes his head. "Err, I mean you Digi, sorry about that."
Digifanatic: "Now, everyone to one side of me. I'll give a count of 4. On 2, you guys start running. That'll give you enough time to be out of range when I start tossing it on 4."
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Digifanatic: "And when I say range, I mean line of sight."
Traon: "Right, I'll be gone right when you say the T in two."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Digifanatic: *and we'll put Darkdata on auto-follow... hopefully.* "Okay, folks, get set. One... two..."
Traon is gone.
Dragoshi: *Drag is gone as well.*
Digifanatic: "Three... four." *Tosses the wood on four and bolts for the others right after the wood leaves his hand.*
Traon: "Dragoshi, tell me again why the few of us are going up against and entire base of people who are bent on our annihilarious doom?"
Metal Man (GM): Digi makes another hole to enter the field with... now the Questers still have to get past the anihilarious doom ahead of them.
Digifanatic: "I'm not Drag, but Metal told us we should..."
Dragoshi: "Simple. Fate hates the hell out of us."
Digifanatic: "Alright, stop for a second..." *looks for a tree right nearby.*
Traon: "Well, if we can't go through them... shouldn't we try to go around them?"
Metal Man (GM): No trees inside the field.
Digifanatic: "Crap, no lookout towers where it's convenient..."
Traon: "Or do we try to take out as many as we can with ranged attacks and pray we are powerful enough to take out what remains that reaches us?"
Digifanatic: "Well, is it me or is it kamikaze or bust?"
Dragoshi: "...It's you."
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Dragoshi: *Checks one of the SIDES. Yanno, to see if they're as well-guarded as the front and back... Which they prolly' are.*
Metal Man (GM): The force field is 10 feet from the base. The group is 9 feet from the base. The soldiers extend outwards 1 foot from the base.
Traon: "Hey... I just got an idea..."
Dragoshi: "And, that is...?"
Traon: "One of you guys have any C4 or any other explosive on you?"
Dragoshi: "...If it's to blow the thing up, it'll fail."
Traon: "No no... I have something else in mind..."
Dragoshi: "...But, if it's a distraction of some sort... Though, do go on."
Digifanatic: "I'm listening."
Darkdata: "So am I."
Traon: "If the explosive is a remote charge, one of us can run off out in the middle of no where, plant it, come back and detonate... That should draw their attention to go out and check it out while we sneak in while they are gone."
Dragoshi: "...There's one little flaw in that plan of yours."
Metal Man (GM): C-4 is remote in detonation, that's for sure.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... but would they send all of them over?"
Dragoshi: "What if they don't hear it?"
Darkdata: "What if they are smart enough to know it is an obvious distraction?"
Traon: "Well, if they don't hear it, they should see it. And if they don't send them all, they should send enough to where we can take care of the rest."
Digifanatic: "With the numbers they've got, they'd probably only send about 25-50% unless the going were to get real rough..."
Traon: "We plant multiple charges... Make it seem like a small battle is going on..."
Digifanatic: "Ah. That's a start. How many do you all have."?"
Traon: "I sadly don't have any charges... But..." he pulls out his cell phone, "I can order one or two..."
Digifanatic: "I have no C-4 either, but I can lob a grenade or two into the mix..."
Darkdata: "I could send in a elemental monster distraction... Made of mud."
Digifanatic: "I don't use the grenades much anyways..."
Darkdata: "To help with the distraction of explosions."
Traon looks at Dark and smiles. "That is just a brilliant idea. Mix in mud monsters with explosions, that will seriously get their attention." He pats Dark's shoulder for the idea.
Darkdata: "Well this is going to cost me, but I might as well start."
Traon: "Well, let's get started. And I'll be sure to be better prepared next time we do this."
Digifanatic: "So, let's see... grenades, C-4, and one of Darkdata's conjure-uppers... doesn't seem like that bad of an idea."
Darkdata: "??? kon ???d?? p???a???? ???? eath ?a? ?e???ยต???? p???a???? ??? kon ???d?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Cthulhu fhtagn?)
Darkdata: "Rise and be born. Gack--" *Falls over.* "That spell always takes a lot out of me.
Digifanatic: "Ah."
Traon: "Alright, phase two, start lobbing them grenades."
Digifanatic: "Sure..." *He steps away from the others just a bit and takes out one grenade for now... he pulls the pin and lobs it somewhat near Darkdata's monster...*
Darkdata: "I don't even know what it will be yet. It is still forming."
Metal Man (GM): The big monster causes them to become alarmed and fire their weapons. Then suddenly stuff begins exploding from the grenades. Their own weapons cause even more explosions.
Traon: "Anyone got any popcorn, they are going to kill themselves."
Digifanatic steps away from the others just a bit and takes out one grenade for now... he pulls the pin and lobs it somewhat near Darkdata's monster, but not close enough to harm it...
Metal Man (GM): The next problem: Just entering the base. The doors have big metal plates on them.
Traon skitters up to the base wall, quietly and secretly so as not to be caught.
Dragoshi: *Does the same.*
Digifanatic runs in, seeing how the guards fled for the fight...
Darkdata: "*Follows.*
Digifanatic: *same fashion as others.*
Darkdata: "Elemental ?????ore them."
Traon: "Well, we don't exactly have much time so we better figure out how to open these doors."
Digifanatic: "Well, let's see... we could try setting them on flames or whatnot... Or another grenade..."
Darkdata: "We have no time..."
Traon tries to think of how the plates work.
Darkdata: "If you don't figure it out, I will shatter the gate."
Metal Man (GM): About 3 inches thick. Steel.
Darkdata: *Smiles.* "About how long do we have?"
Dragoshi: *Tries to think as we-Or not. Just stands by.*
Digifanatic: "Any idea?"
Darkdata: "Just give me a little bit of time. I have one more song I have not sung in a while."
Traon: "Hrm... Well, it seems like it is retracted with people come and go... But other than that... I got nothin'."
Digifanatic: "Well, if you think it'll work, Dark, go for it."
Darkdata: "Steel a metal, a element. Bend to my will, my control." *Start of spell.* "Basically--ack this should take slightly longer than normal..." =/
Traon looks back behind them to see the situation on the guards.
Darkdata: *Elemental control clearsong.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata causes the plate to bend apart. However there's now the issue of the door behind it: A massive stone block which has been moved in place.
Darkdata: *Twitch.*
Digifanatic: "That may not be the last layer."
Dragoshi: *Checks what that stone is made of.*
Darkdata: *One can tell that he is angry.*
Metal Man (GM): It seems to be solid marble.
Digifanatic: "Okay, what's the closest thing to a jackhammer?"
Darkdata: "May I deal with this one more time?" *said Darkdata in a slow voice.*
Dragoshi: "...Sure thing."
Metal Man (GM): Around 10 feet thick.
Traon: "Whatever is faster... I get the feeling we really don't have much time now..." *He checks on the guards again to see where their attention is set to.*
Darkdata: "Oh rock oh rock you stand in our way/crack and shatter and move away." *shatter object spellsong.*
Metal Man (GM): It hits... a magical barrier. Clearly they expected Quester meddling.
Dragoshi: "..." *Pulls out machinegun. Shoots the HELL out of the barrier.*
Metal Man (GM): It will require something else to move this--meanwhile the guards are now fighting amongst one another.
Darkdata: *Throws the piece of tree at it.*
Digifanatic: "Let's see... magic versus technology..."
Metal Man (GM): The barrier is magical. The machinegun shots damage the marble instead. The tree also flies through it and bounces off of the marble.
Dragoshi: "..." *Continue!*
Traon watches the guards and he couldn't help but laugh.
Digifanatic: "Let me try something--Traon, please settle."
Metal Man (GM): It'll take everyone a month at this rate.
Darkdata: *Twitch.* "Oh why of all days, I think I will sit down, before I let my temper get the best of me."
Digifanatic unpockets his Digivice for a moment and gets it going... with its boost he tries to do something strange but legit--slamming into the barrier with Celestial Fury.
Traon shakes his head and looks back at the wall. "Well, let me try something..." He dashes at the wall and blasts it with his Crimson Wave, hoping to blast off a few inches or feet.
Metal Man (GM): It is scratched some... it sits in place. Sheer weight keeps it from being destroyed with normal attacks. The barrier itself appears to apply only to magic spells. Attacks fly through it.
Dragoshi: *Is that so? Wall, meet mech. Mech, wall.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall is stronger than the mecha's firing power.
Digifanatic pockets his 'Vice for the time being and lets Dragoshi go for it.
Traon: "Now this is when I ask if we have any C4 handy..."
Digifanatic: "One more grenade?"
Traon: "I think we will need more than one..."
Dragoshi: *Unleashes the dogs of war on it.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, anything that is considered 'a start' in my book will do for now..."
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Digifanatic: "Guys, move back again..."
Traon: "I'm surprised... We are blasting this block with everything we've got and no one has noticed."
Digifanatic takes out another grenade, pulls the pin and goes straight for the stone again. *toss.*
Darkdata: "I am letting my monster work with my anger, you figure it out."
Metal Man (GM): The grenade explodes... it doesn't break the block. Not powerful enough.
Traon: "C4..."
Darkdata: "'Tis too bad ice and fire attacks are magical."
Metal Man (GM): Some.
Digifanatic: "Hello..."
Darkdata: "Simple hot and cold could destroy it."
Digifanatic: "Heh..."
Dragoshi: "...Not really. They're elemental, not magical."
Digifanatic: "Oh, yes... maybe if we do similar to what Scott and I pulled off last time!"
Dragoshi: "Unless the attack is inherently magical."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's it..."
Dragoshi: "Well, I got my flame breath."
Darkdata: "Go for ice and fire then."
Digifanatic: "Sure thing!" *He goes for an Icy Kick on the stone, setting up for Dragoshi's fire...*
Traon reaches into his pocket and pulls out the walnut he acquired at the saloon and simply throws it at the marble wall. "Hey, I've run out of things to do to this black of marble..."
Dragoshi: *And, Drag fires off his Flame Breath on the stone.*
Metal Man (GM): The stone is super-hot... but not destroyed. The walnut hits the wall and does nothing.
Darkdata: "More ice."
Dragoshi: "...Try another kick."
Digifanatic: "Will do." *And again!*
Traon: "Thermal expansion?"
Darkdata: "After Digi cools it, use fire again."
Digifanatic: "Basically..." *Well, he's done the second kick. He backs off... Drag, anytime!*
Dragoshi: *And again with the breath!*
Metal Man (GM): It cracks... then suddenly slides open.
Dragoshi: "..."
Traon: "You know if you heated it and then cooled it rapidly it would crack... Cooling it and then heating it will only make it... softer?"
Darkdata: *Jumps to his feet.*
Digifanatic: "Traon, softer works."
Metal Man (GM): Ahead, there is... Ricky in a mech and a platoon of a thousand soldiers.
Traon watches and scratches his head. "That works."
Digifanatic: *does not walk in.*
Ricky Koopa: "I see you want inside of my base. That... is not an option. I have been watching you ever since you sent that monster to confuse my soldiers."
Dragoshi: .oO(...Thank you, commander obvious.)
Darkdata: *Coughs.*
Traon: "... Hi Ricky, I am Traon of the Traon Janitorial services, and these are my associates. You need some cleaning done?"
Ricky Koopa: "Anyone who so much as enters my base will be annihilated." His mech's missile systems power up.
Digifanatic: .oO(Of course it's not an option cause we kinda broke through the doors. It's long past option, Rick...)
Ricky Koopa: "That would work, except no mere janitors carry the name of Questers. It is these people around you who clearly have been trying to stop us from reclaiming this planet for Smithy. I am going easy on you... easy in that Charles would mandate I kill all of you. I will let you live if you flee the premises and never come back."
Dragoshi: .oO(Being threatened with death is old...)
Traon: "How about this... You versus us. Winner takes all."
Dragoshi: "...There's a thousand of them."
Ricky Koopa: "1000 troops and a mecha vs. a few people with swords. I think by the mere fact we all have guns you'd be vaporized by the crossfire."
Dragoshi: "...Actually, not with the 1000. I mean, that'd just kill the fun in all of this."
Traon: "That's not what I meant..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Yeeeeeeeeeah...)
Darkdata: "Ricky, quick question. What is this barrier and your mech made from. It... interests me."
Ricky Koopa: "You'd like to know, wouldn't you? You'll never know the secrets of the MM2. Ha ha ha."
Dragoshi: "...He'll prolly' say it's none of ou- You know. I hate it when I'm right. It gets ridiculous sometimes."
Ricky Koopa: "You've proved your point in getting this far; now leave before you break your spear."
Dragoshi: "...And awkwardly predictable in a way." >_>
Darkdata: "I wonder what metal would say now..."
Digifanatic nervously looks to see if there's anything strange that could be set off in favor against Ricky...
Traon: "Well... You guys have any plans on what we do now?"
Metal Man (GM): There are no deux ex machina here, Digi.
Darkdata: *Txt messege to metal telling him eveything as fast as possible asking for a response.*
Dex: "Nintendus is out of range."
Darkdata: "Or not."
Ricky Koopa: "Now... if you don't mind..." The block is moved into the path... then punched into the doorway, so it is jammed. A few more explosions occur behind it... debris piled on top of it.
Digifanatic: *texting to the others.* 'What kind of "errant super-robot" was Mewtwo referencing?'
Darkdata: "... wait. Something is not right. Why is he letting us get away. There is something important in that base..."
Traon: "Now what..."
Digifanatic: "We hope one of the robots Mewtwo mentioned pops up, which I highly doubt will happen..."
Darkdata: "You never know."
Digifanatic: "I'll ask him about it when we get back..." .oO(If.)
Dragoshi: "..."
Darkdata: "So, shall we try to break in?"
Digifanatic: "Not sure."
Traon: "I suggest we go back to the base and replan..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... This is war now."
Dragoshi: "Indeed."
Darkdata: "Hmm... I just have this feeling. but if you guys wish to return I must follow."
Digifanatic: "We didn't fail but this is not the most pleasant of, uh... stalemates... Darkdata, there's 1000 of those guards in there. And that's just that room."
Dragoshi: *Presses return button.* "Let's just get out of here..."
Darkdata: "Ironically, the is stronger than the master of evil that we faced."
Metal Man (GM): The warp back appears.
Darkdata: *Sigh.* "If only it was as easy as singing Barney." *Hits the return button.*
Digifanatic: "Oh not that again..." *Return!*
Dragoshi: *Waits for the others to enter the warp.*
Digifanatic: *Warp, etc...*
Traon enters the warp.
Digifanatic: "Hey, we just needed better guns... Nothing against who we did have."
Dragoshi: *Assuming that everyone's entered the warp, Drag enters it.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone's back at HQ now.
Darkdata: *Poke Glyph.*
Digifanatic: "Okay... Mewtwo, what was that super robot you were referring to? Since I wasn't on the last mission, I would appreciate it if you let me know what it is that the MM2 may be weak against so I know what to watch for."
Mewtwo: "The old-model robot, just like the one which destroyed part of Capital City."
Digifanatic: "Ah, right right... that one. Two missions ago, right?"
Mewtwo: "Yes."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I believe I saw that one. So you say there's still one of those running around somewhere, huh?"
Mewtwo: "No. It was destroyed when it encountered them, but it gave them trouble."
Digifanatic: "Oh... And who was responsible for building it? Is there any chance the blueprints may be out there somewhere?"
Traon: "Wait a moment... I think I just got an idea... We need Garrick and those chips we acquired. If we make a smart armor and implemented one of those chips into it... Not that I would wear but still."
Digifanatic: "Right..."
Garrick: *isn't there. Garrick is asleep. His lab is locked up. Deal with it.*
Traon: "That thing was a pure bred robot, I'm talking about a armor covering. It would be a temporary power increase and someone could easily take on a small army... Before running out of power or... getting themselves killed... This is all just random ideas mind you... Not saying it would work, but still, it would be interesting if it did."
Mewtwo: "It may be a good idea to pursue."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa..."
Darkdata: "Should I wake Garrick up?" *Slightly Evil Smile.*
Digifanatic: "Nah."
Dragoshi: "Though, if we do go through with this idea, and if it DOES work, who do you think should wear the armor covering?"
Traon: "Don't look at me... I may be better suited for it because of my choice of combat, but I refuse to use aided machinery to fight." *He mutters under his breath.* "I hate machines..."
Dragoshi: "...Ehhh... I could do it."
Garrick: *is ASLEEP.*
Traon: "Ok then."
Digifanatic: "Well... think of it this way."
Darkdata: "You know your right it would be rude to wake him... I will just leave a memo on his door."
Digifanatic: "If everyone of us that's interested in the armor can pitch in for a set as long as there are enough chips... Unless of course, we can only make one suit with what we have."
Darkdata: *Leaves the room.*
Traon: "When I finally succeed in figuring out what I want to do, I'll make that armor look like a joke."
Darkdata: *Comes back.* "I have run out of a roll of duct tape, however the memo will be noticed."
Traon: "You duct taped his entire door, didn't you?"
Darkdata: "I will not tell a lie ... So I will say nothing."
Digifanatic: "And you didn't slip him any food, huh?"
Darkdata: "No I am out of all pew32 mutating flower."
Digifanatic: "Oh."
Traon: "He'll live, but I wouldn't want to be around when he finally gets out."
Darkdata: "Oh he can get out, however getting the tape off the door will not be fun. The memo has a tape frame."
Digifanatic: "Eh, if nothing else, paint a nice little pattern on the tape... Make it look like a pair of drumsticks or something. At least that way, it'll look good."
Darkdata: "Hehe, times around the blood month always change my-- anyway I will take to my room. I need rest after creating that monster. Erm... elemental."
Digifanatic: .oO(Scusez-moi monsieur Dark?)
Darkdata: *Walks to his room.*
Digifanatic: "Well, then..."
Traon: "Well this mission went... Well, it didn't go anywhere."
Digifanatic: "It wasn't horrible."
Darkdata: *Walks back in.*
Digifanatic: *chuckles a bit.* "But yeah, like I said--oh?"
Darkdata: "Forgot my staff."
Digifanatic: "Ah."
Darkdata: *grabs it and walks out.*
Traon: "My process for my control over blood is semi-complete... I can already control a small portion of my own blood on what it does..."
Digifanatic: "Excuse me? No offense, but what are you trying to get out of that?"
Darkdata: *Walks back in.* "In the hall, I hear your words, do explain."
Traon chuckles, "Oh many things. One of you have a knife handy?"
Digifanatic: "Ah... and no, sorry."
Darkdata: "My staff can cut."
Dragoshi: "...I have a dagger."
Darkdata: "Where do you want it to be?"
Dragoshi: *Pulls it out and hands it to Traon.*
Darkdata: "... hmm or not, no matter."
Traon looks at Dragoshi and kindly accepts the knife. "For those faint of heart, I advise you leave now."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy... Good luck."
Darkdata: *Laughs at what sounds like a joke.* "Cough, pardon me."
Traon chuckles, "Don't worry its not that bad. But anyways, first I make a small cut on my arm." He means by small cut is a long but thin gash up his forearm.
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Digifanatic: *gulp.*
Darkdata: *Eyes the cut...* "Interesting."
Traon: "Then, I let it bleed a bit." *The wound starts to bleed, but the blood seems to be flowing straight into the palm of his hand.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Don't go for the easy Stones reference, boy...)
Traon: "Then... I imagine the object... What I want." *He imagines a blade... A sword if you must and he then closes his hand the blood explodes out and comes back to form a sword that is well... blood red.*
Digifanatic: "Whoa ho ho... that's cool."
Darkdata: "Hmm, so much for Drows being the onl--" *Cough.* "I mean, have you always been able to do that?"
Dragoshi: *Claps slowly.*
Traon: "Well, not really, wasn't until after I returned from Earth that I started thinking about this and acting on it."
Digifanatic: "It is definitely different. Have to give you a bit of credit on that..."
Traon: "What I tried getting out of the Ultimate Emerald on the last mission was a way to gain complete control. But that didn't go so well."
Darkdata: "Yes... interesting. Was it during drag-- I mean February when you noticed you could do this?"
Traon shrugs. "Its been close to a month since I started working on this... Give or take a week."
Darkdata: "I see... Well back to my room... again."
Digifanatic: "Well, good luck on that. It is impressive."
Traon nods and then releases the grip on the blood blade. It then falls to the ground and turns into a puddle of blood. "If you'll excuse me... I need to sit... That's a bit of blood lost right there..."
Darkdata: *Makes a point to grab his staff and walks to his room.*
Dragoshi: "'K... I'll just... Clean that little puddle up."
Darkdata: *One would hear a melody and Darkdata yelling "Thank me later"* (Healing Darksong on the cut >_>)
Traon sits down and removes his shirt, where he then starts tearing it into shreds and wrapping the shreds around his arms to bandage it. "It's alright Drag, I'll get it here in a moment."
Dragoshi: "Well, if you say so." *Shrugs, then heads back to his room.*
Digifanatic: *intently nods and walks up to his room.* .oO(Hmm... man, I am just a couple of open chances away from a mind-blowing surround experience... but now, I must rest.)
Traon looks at the wound and smiles as it stops bleeding through already. "Yes I do have to thank him. Hey Drag."
Dragoshi: *Stop.* "Yes?"
Traon: "Catch." *He tosses him his dagger, but makes sure to aim directly at him. Then he gets up after tossing it and walks over to a mop that seems to have appeared out of nowhere and starts cleaning up the blood.*

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