Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 324: Quantum Robot Soap Opera
Date: February 18th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are all at the ship...
Alexia looks a little... off, for some reason.
Metal Man (GM): ...The Glyph cube is also out, well. It's in the area, being held by a spacial containment field, but he can speak.
Mewtwo: "I thought you could use this mission for more than attacking the MM2 indirectly."
Dragoshi: *Tilts head to the side, curious.*
Mewtwo: "If you could restore one of the ancient robots to function, they could be set to monitor Glyph."
Digifanatic: .oO(As if our job wasn't strange enough... that cube.)
Darkdata: "I see."
Mewtwo: "Considering they destroy cities with their hands... it would be a match for Glyph... especially since I think the cube can't last forever."
Traon is just confused... So he keeps his words to himself.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn skippy. Accept your inevitable fate! Send your mighty robot armies to me so I can crush them!"
Dragoshi: "...How are we gonna ensure, that it, yanno, doesn't go batfeck insane and betray us?" >_>
Mewtwo: "Of course, you must... yes... that is an issue. Both Glyph and a homicidal robot destroying things would be bad."
Dragoshi: *Glares at the Glyphcube for a sec.* "...Oh, be quiet."
Mewtwo: "Part of this mission is to find a decent control unit."
Darkdata: "Could I shake the cube without anything bad happening?"
Mewtwo: "...You can't even touch it without threatening breaking it. Thus the containment field."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "...without anything but incurring my mighty wrath!"
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm just gonna shut up and let Mewtwo speak...)
Darkdata: "Too bad."
Mewtwo: "Whatever magic the armored man used is effective but not likely to last out here. It seems to be weakened by planetary movement."
Traon: "So how about we just cast him off into space? There, problem solved."
Dragoshi: "...Not that easy."
Traon: "Maybe if we are lucky enough he'll collide with a star."
Digifanatic: "There... yeah."
Darkdata: "This guy has survived explosions, why can't he survive a star?"
Dragoshi: "Or a sun if you're about to think of THAT."
Darkdata: "His magic would probably allow him to warp away before it is too late anyway."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yea."
Mewtwo: "I'm dial ling in the coordinates for you now..."
Digifanatic: "Would Alexia's kinetics be able to move the cube without breaking the field?"
Alexia stays silent.
Traon: "Any data on a nearby star that's nearing its end? We can always put him in the face of a supernova."
Digifanatic: "I doubt it, but it's just for curiosity purposes..."
Traon shuts up now. Hes getting a bit bored on the matter.
Glyph: *Leviathan is suspiciously silent.*
Bonecrusher finds something to bash.
Darkdata: "You know, I could get Mewtwo to dump in some of my candies into the cube."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "It's about damn time I was fed."
Digifanatic: "The candies could break the field."
Darkdata: "So you would eat them?" *Evil smile.*
Alexia: *suddenly snapping.* "Can we just go already?!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "It's kinda hard being a six sided thing. But sure, right after I kill you."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, good idea."
Dragoshi: "...Was that really necessary?"
Digifanatic: "Actually, it probably would be..."
Traon: "Lets just go..."
Alexia: "I just remembered something."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "A plague upon my foodless captors! A plague upon them and their children, and their childrens' children!"
Darkdata: "If only I could cast mute."
Dragoshi: "Eh. Don't worry 'b-...Oh, shut up. You suck at being dramatic anyway."
Bonecrusher: "What say that?"
Glyph: *Leviathan seems to be sticking his tongue out. It's hard to tell, because he's in a cube.*
Digifanatic: "Darkdata, I wish you could, too..."
Darkdata: "You know, since he can't move we could stick a picture in front of his face and he would not be able to do anything."
Bonecrusher: "Or me bash?"
Digifanatic: "At least until they find a cure for Villainus Arrogantitis."
Traon: "If only I had full control over blood and he was bleeding right now... I'm sure I could think of something clever to do to him... Probably give him a ulcer or tumor or the likes."
Alexia silently gets out her breath mask and puts it on.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You know, I know he's supposed to be a good guy, but I think I like this one. He's got style."
Alexia: "Shut up, traitor. You don't deserve to talk."
Dragoshi: "...Actually, he's possessed."
Alexia: "Or he's lying."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Weren't you paying attention? I'm as close to a real personality as this body gets. Doesn't mean you can off the rest of the ones I've got stored, though."
Traon: "Can we go now? I grow weary of this."
Dragoshi: "So, in all actuality, you should-...sod it." *Puts on his breath mask.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Also, if you really want to know, ask your little purple demon. Ask him if I showed a different personality, he's the psychic."
Digifanatic: "Breathing masks, fellow Questers. Let's get outta here." *He puts his on and starts to head for the warp.*
Alexia: "I hope you burn, Glyph."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You can't stop the inevitable!"
Traon puts his mask on as well and goes to the warp.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Right back at you."
Bonecrusher follows suit.
Dragoshi: "For the last damn ti-Fuck it." *Shakes his head, and enters the warp.*
Alexia enters the warp.
Darkdata: *Follows the rest.*
Traon: "You know, maybe it is a good thing I didn't manipulate the power of the Emerald... Because if I managed to, I would make him suffer in ways no one thought someone could suffer in." *He has entered the warp now...*
Mewtwo: "...but I was about to--... oh well."
Metal Man (GM): But, anyway... the Questers warp right to the location. A large... complex. This was a robot assembling factory. It's surrounded by some old chain-link fence with barbed wire... which does block the way in.
Alexia: "...Sorry up there on the ship. I just remembered something... really painful."
Dragoshi: "...Don't worry about it."
Traon: "If we all apologized for things we have done in the past, I should be on my knees right now kissing people's feet for what I did on that one mission. It's alright Alexia, don't worry about it."
Digifanatic: "And Julian would probably kill you again."
Alexia: "Something I still can't figure out..."
Metal Man (GM): The robot factory sits ahead.
Darkdata: "We should move on."
Alexia: "I wonder how he not only managed to find our village, but also drove a car bomb into it..."
Digifanatic: "Car bomb?!"
Alexia shakes her head, takes out her gun, and moves in.
Traon nods, and follows behind.
Digifanatic: .oO(I should really consult someone on this chick's past... she has lived an interesting life before here, and man, does it raise questions.)
Alexia: "Yes, a car bomb."
Digifanatic: *moves on.*
Dragoshi: .oO(Car bomb? ...Huh.) *Pulls out machinegun and moves on...*
Alexia: "A semi truck full of Magitek explosives."
Digifanatic: "I take your word..."
Dragoshi: "..." o_o
Bonecrusher is sad now.
Darkdata: "That must of been..."
Alexia: *without looking behind her.* "Yeah. No wonder I'm so messed up, huh?"
Metal Man (GM): The chain link gate blocks your way in.
Digifanatic: *immediately after Darkdata's line.* "Pretty. Screwed. Up."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. But, it could've-NO. Not gonna finish that."
Bonecrusher charges the gate.
Alexia: "And there's STILL more I don't understand."
Dragoshi: "...Want me to shoot it d-...Or the orc could just charge at it."
Metal Man (GM): The gate is busted down by Bonecrusher.
Digifanatic: "Let's wait until we return for life stories..."
Darkdata: "... Will he do that every tim-- why am I still asking this."
Alexia: "Like, why am I a human now? I should have been killed by that last shot..."
Metal Man (GM): The path to the factory is muddy and filled with loose paving stones.
Traon: "When all else fails, use a stu--use a knowledgeable orc to do that work."
Metal Man (GM): A sign says 'TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT.'
Dragoshi: .oO(...Last shot?) *Advance.*
Digifanatic: "I mean, I'm interested, but we should be paying attention to this mission."
Alexia waits. She then opens her Dex.
Alexia: "Anything active in this factory?"
Traon: "Well... When was the last time we weren't threatened with our lives?"
Dex: "The factory has a few radiation signatures."
Digifanatic: "Well, this is an old, somewhat dilapidated factory..."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out a tarantula and puts it on the ground has it walk beyond the gate, waiting for it to be shot.*
Digifanatic: "But, of course, you never know WHO you will find in these type places..."
Alexia: "...No albatross?"
Traon: "Probably my aunt Lacy."
Alexia: "Or was it an ostrich..."
Digifanatic: "Heh... No, it's a 'tross."
Dragoshi: "You got it right the first time. Albatross."
Digifanatic: .oO(I don't got any ostriches, I just got this albatross... ALLLLLLLBATROSS!)
Metal Man (GM): It walks up towards the facility.
Darkdata: "Spide--" *Cough.* "I mean why would a spider attract a guard's attention?"
Metal Man (GM): ...A robot rises from the watery area of the path. It spins around its abnormally long fingers before shredding the tarantula into a million pieces.
Dragoshi: .oO(C'mon... Shoot it.) "...Yep."
Metal Man (GM): It then walks towards the Questers, spinning its hands.
Alexia: "Uh, Dragoshi, wrong move."
Dragoshi: "...This is why people should object before I do these sorts of things." @_@
Traon: "People and their machines... I'd be happy if I live on a world with no technology." he grabs a hold of his weapon, but waits.
Darkdata: "I could be horrifically wrong however."
Dex: "Remember, one of these destroyed an entire city, and this one appears to be in defense mode."
Alexia: *backing up a bit.* "Hey, even if I HAD, I'm the token mentally unstable kid! Nobody'd listen!"
Metal Man (GM): It walks up at the Questers.
Bonecrusher fires a couple fireballs at it.
Traon lets go of his weapon and just looks at the robot. "But yet, I'd rather not fight something that would probably eat me for dinner..."
Dragoshi: *Gives a sharp glare at Bonecrusher.*
Metal Man (GM): The fireballs impact it, creating slight burnmarks on its armor. It stops looking at the Questers as a group and fixates on Bonecrusher, speaking in a strangely nasal robotic voice.
Traon: .oO(And now I am amazed that the orc can shoot fireballs...)
Dragoshi: .oO(WHY must we have such an idiot on our group?) @_@
Robot: "Target acquired. Destroy."
Metal Man (GM): It... moves to only attack him.
Darkdata: "... well, for once we did not have to pay for what he did."
Traon just subconsciously sticks his foot out to trip the robot...
Bonecrusher peppers it with fireballs as it approaches.
Dragoshi: "...Think we should interfere? 'Cause, I'm thinking no."
Alexia: "Let's wait and see this out."
Alexia: "...Uh, there shouldn't be any swimming involved in the factory, right?"
Digifanatic: "No, why?"
Dragoshi: "...Why do you ask?"
Alexia: "... No reason."
Dragoshi: "If you say so..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, something's bothering her...)
Darkdata: "..." *Uses shatter spellsong on the bot's legs.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey..."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata's song reflects off of it... Traon's leg is nearly ripped off when it walks by him.
Dragoshi: .oO(...I don't believe her one bit. Something must be up with-Wait. Obvious statement.) *Just boredly analyzes the robot for a weakspot, not doing anything else.*
Darkdata: "Well this is not good..."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't seem to have an obvious weak spot.
Leo: "So, what's going on?"
Dragoshi: "I was looking to see if there were any traps, robot appeared, Bonecrusher acted like a retard... Bam."
Leo: -_- "Typical..."
Bonecrusher fires 8 fireballs its way.
Metal Man (GM): Bonecrusher hits it with them all. It stands there like he poked it lightly. It is currently staring at Bonecrusher.
Traon sighs at the mistake he made and charges at the robot, bringing his weapon up for his Crimson Wave.
Bonecrusher took exception to Dragoshi's comment. By the way.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It glances at Traon.
Darkdata: "Well this may seem strange but..."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't seem to be noticing Darkdata... yet.
Darkdata: *Somehow explains the situation to the robot.* "And I only attacked you because I thought you were going to hut him. So could we enter?"
Metal Man (GM): It ignores Darkdata. In fact, it doesn't even seem to notice him.
Darkdata: "... well." *Stores energy.*
Robot: "Targets acquired."
Metal Man (GM): Its feet suddenly shoot smoke... it lifts off the ground, hovering a bit with boosters in its feet. Then it rotates around Traon and Darkdata in a circle, creating endless copies of itself which also rotate around them. It then switches around and flies by Darkdata, adding in Bonecrusher instead.
Metal Man (GM): Then all of them target Traon and Bonecrusher... They then blur, as if traveling near the speed of light.
Alexia: "Normally I'd assist, I really would, but..."
Dragoshi: "I almost feel sorry... For Traon."
Metal Man (GM): The others would see them hurling around punches and throws and grabs and also overhead smashes with their hands.
Alexia: "Let's see how they like your rapier wit in the ICU."
Dragoshi: "...Oh, come on. It's yet fault that the damn thing's attacking yo-...Ouch."
Darkdata: *under breath.* "This is why I am glad my IQ is over 110..."
Metal Man (GM): Once done, the robot enters a defensive stance on the ground. It no longer targets anyone. The robot stands around, peacefully.
Dragoshi: "...Just leave it alone. And you won't get the hell killed out of you again."
Metal Man (GM): It stands there, inactive for the time being.
Bonecrusher moves back 8 feet.
Traon just lays there... Not wanting to move.
Darkdata: "Haste!" *haste spellsong.* *Starts singing a complex song.*
Metal Man (GM): ...It spies both of the Questers moving around, and turns around and walks away. Traon is revived as it walks over to the watery pit and sinks underneath the water once more.
Darkdata: "So walk around it this time guys?"
Dragoshi: "Mhm. But, how...?"
Leo: "...I guess."
Traon: "And here I didn't even do anything extravagant to get mixed up in this..." *He says, a bit angry, as he gets up.*
Digifanatic: "Strange... but yes Dark."
Alexia: "...Wait, we have to go through the water?"
Dragoshi: "That could be one method."
Digifanatic: "Can't you just hover over it?"
Alexia: "I'm NOT going into that water."
Metal Man (GM): The water is a small lake to the left of the path.
Darkdata: *Walks around the lake and to the building.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot peeks its head out at Darkdata.
Leo: "Alex, what's up with you and water?"
Darkdata: *Does nothing to confront it.*
Alexia: "I... um... I can't swim."
Traon starts stretching his legs and warming them up, and he then looks up at the others, smiling. "I don't know about you guys, but I'm a jumper and I feel like running and jumping..."
Dragoshi: "Well, if you really don't like water that mu-Ahh..."
Digifanatic: "Alright, then..."
Leo: "I mean that in a non threatening way of course."
Digifanatic: "Wait a second, folks... This may be a bit of a longshot strategy but it could work..."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata continues walking. The robot begins to come out of the water, ready to attack.
Traon watches Darkdata and then shakes his head. "Someone get the baggie and shoe box."
Darkdata: "I don't suppose you can talk robot?"
Digifanatic takes out his Dex and his Digivice out from his pockets. Hopefully, he's got the juice to port them past the robot without threat...
Digifanatic: "Let's see..."
Metal Man (GM): It stands in the way, and says nothing.
Darkdata: "Sigh..." *Walks back.* "We need a distraction."
Metal Man (GM): Water. Lots of it.
Traon gets an idea and reaches into his pocket. "Darkdata, I'm willing to be that distraction." he then pulls out his Annoying Bell and holds up it. "I'm willing to use it..."
Metal Man (GM): So much the robot is even designed to go under it.
Digifanatic: "Wait wait wait wait..." *He motions Darkdata over...*
Darkdata: "Live oh water, come to life, under my control...-- What is it?" *Walks over to Digi.*
Alexia: "Brace yourself. I'm gonna do something stupid."
Metal Man (GM): It walks into the water when Darkdata walks to Digi.
Darkdata: "Freeze over that water."
Traon looks at his bell, and for the hell of it, he dings it once... Just for the shear joy.
Digifanatic: "Okay, that mud thing you made last time... Try it with something water-based this time."
Leo: "Is she gonna make like a body water shield or something?"
Digifanatic: "Have the robot deal with that thing while we run from above."
Darkdata: "Or we could try freezing the water first."
Digifanatic: "Well, hang on."
Alexia suddenly breaks off the Element Sync, pale. "I... I can't do it. I don't want to."
Digifanatic: "First of all, would the freeze apply to just the surface or the entire body?"
Traon looks at Alexia, with a somewhat worried look on his face. "Whats wrong Alexia?"
Darkdata: "As deep as possible."
Digifanatic: "Ah, depth is uncertain..."
Darkdata: *Too busy talking to Digi to notice Alexia.*
Leo: "...I think I get it now."
Darkdata: "Who has ice type attacks?"
Alexia: "I can't sync here."
Digifanatic: "I do."
Leo: "I'll sync."
Digifanatic: "But also... one other idea."
Dragoshi: "I do as well."
Alexia: "The water's too great around here."
Digifanatic: "Electric creature in the pond."
Dragoshi: "...I see. ...It'd prolly' survive."
Digifanatic: "That SHOULD tick the robot enough to where it'll fight your creation and not us."
Alexia: "Sorry. I failed... again."
Digifanatic: "Think it'll work, Dark?"
Darkdata: "I'd say ice would be better."
Alexia: "But I REFUSE to Sync. The water'll overcome me. I just know it will."
Darkdata: "Alexia, it's ok. You don't have to."
Digifanatic: "By the way, I have a good share of Ultra Shrooms and Vials if you need it, DD."
Metal Man (GM): The robot rests inside its watery place. It appears in no hurry to stop the Questers as long as they stay far enough away.
Dragoshi: "...Yea. It's okay."
Darkdata: "Well that is good news... Ice type attacks from here people."
Digifanatic: "Didn't that mud guy take a bit out of you?"
Darkdata: "About 70% of my life force."
Digifanatic: "Well, I have plenty of stuff anyways."
Darkdata: "So, who has ice attacks?"
Digifanatic: "I do."
Leo: "...I can sync."
Traon: "As can I."
Darkdata: "We need ice, not water."
Digifanatic: "Leo, aren't you electrically aligned?"
Leo: "Kinda. Yeah. So, I would fry all of you..."
Digifanatic: "Ehhh... yeah, for you, a Sync would be risky. Either that or the elements would conflict and you'd get a waste of a sync."
Leo: "Or get wasted myself..."
Traon: "Well, I'm perfectly capable of syncing then. I have no elements that would conflict with the water."
Darkdata: "Dragoshi, do you have a long range ice attack?"
Digifanatic: "But does anyone else agree with my idea with a Darkdata summon? In case the ice plan fails?"
Traon: "If it'll work, go for it."
Darkdata: "I will use my summon if the ice does not work."
Dragoshi: "I do. Not to mention it'd prolly' backfire."
Traon: "If all else fails, I'll start running like hell and dinging this Annoying Bell... That outta annoy it enough to chase me..."
Darkdata: "So Dragoshi, Digi would you get ready to use your attacks?"
Dragoshi: "...Fine. Though, you're asking for a backfiring plan."
Digifanatic is a bit nervous about this, but this is the best he can come up with... he stands a couple of units from the pond and takes out his golf club... of course, this time he's using it as a hammer and not as a golf club. An icy blue tinge forms on the clubhead as it strikes the pond. (Ice-ified Elemental Will.)
Metal Man (GM): It reaches a hand out to stop Digi... the pond turns to ice.
Darkdata: "Dragoshi, your attack!"
Dragoshi: *Does his Ice tornado o' dewm on the same place Digi did his attack... Yea.* *To further freeze it.*
Metal Man (GM): The hand squirms... then shuts down. It is trapped, although it shakes the ground repeatedly trying to escape.
Traon: "Apparently it doesn't like ice."
Darkdata: "Keep it up guys."
Darkdata: "Freeze it through."
Traon doesn't waste time and moves on while they still have the chance.
Darkdata: *To the door.*
Bonecrusher follows on.
Digifanatic retreats to avoid the pond and books it to the door.
Dragoshi: *To za door.*
Alexia heads to the door, walking around the lake.
Metal Man (GM): The door is an energized hunk of metal. It floats in place, standing in the way.
Traon: .oO(When this mission is over, I need to have a talk with the Questers... I need to finally repent for what I did on that mission... This is going to hurt... But it has to be done.) *He lets out a sigh and the stops, looking at the door.*
Metal Man (GM): No barrier around it.
Darkdata: "Since we have little time--" *Shatter Clearsong on said door.*
Traon: "That door... Is floating."
Metal Man (GM): The field hums really loudly... and then the door begins to shake, ready to shatter. Hm...
Traon ducks and covers...
Alexia dives to the ground.
Digifanatic just backs off some steps but still steers clear from the pond. And he hits the deck.
Darkdata: *Duck and cover!*
Digifanatic: Leo ducks out of the way.
Bonecrusher backs off.
Dragoshi: *Duck and cover!*
Metal Man (GM): It soon explodes. However since everyone moved out of the way the shrapnel does not piece anybody.
Darkdata: "I think we are learning."
Metal Man (GM): The way inside is open, revealing a rather impressive array of conveyor belts and half-completed machines.
Alexia stands back up and enters.
Darkdata: *Walks in.*
Leo follows everyone in.
Metal Man (GM): Quantum chips everywhere. People could take their share. Hundreds. Thousands of them.
Dragoshi: *Enter!* "...Magnifico."
Traon hesitantly walks in, his face instantly goes to a look of disgust. "I think I am going to be sick..."
Metal Man (GM): Forwards is closer to where the robots originate; to the right is where they appear to be much more complete.
Digifanatic walks in...
Metal Man (GM): The rooms are open; no walls or doors between them.
Digifanatic takes a look at those chips and tries to TEXT MODE scan them with his Dex.
Dragoshi: "...Sooo... What're we here for again?"
Leo: "Yeah, WHY are we here?"
Traon pulls out his cell phone and makes a call to the shop... "Get me two grenades here will ya... I get the feeling I'll be needing them later..."
Alexia: "...What are those?"
Alexia: "Those computer parts." *She points to the chips.*
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his Dex and checks to see what the objective for this mission is. Text mode only, of course.*
Dex: 'A quantum chip-robot factory. Unknown capabilities.'
Dragoshi: *And, the mission objective?*
Dex: 'Mewtwo: "If you could restore one of the ancient robots to function, they could be set to monitor Glyph."'
Traon closes his cell phone and pockets both phone and the grenades.
Darkdata: "So, we have to bring them to live without killing us. Sounds easy."
Alexia: "...I have a question. Does the name Arknid Gonzalez sound familiar to any of you?"
Traon: "Doesn't ring any bells, sorry."
Dragoshi: "...Arknid Gonzalez? ...Hmmm... Nope. Even through my various travels, I haven't heard of anyone that went by that moniker. I think."
Metal Man (GM): Mission objective: Find parts to both control and operate an ancient robot.
Alexia: "I was hoping you'd know something about him. He was the one that wrecked my life..."
Leo: "I forgot why we're here... WHY ARE WE HERE?!"
Metal Man (GM): There's parts everywhere to operate one.
Darkdata: "Hmm, we need to look around. Also Alexia, be strong for us, kay?"
Digifanatic searches for blueprints... *finds nothing.*
Dragoshi: .oO(My dimensional travels haven't led to that) "...Yes. Please be str-'Kay."
Digifanatic: *except maybe a Domino's receipt.*
Alexia: "I'm sorry. I just needed to tell somebody..."
Traon: "I'll be one extremely happy man if we can destroy this place when we get what we need from here..." *He says quite seriously. He then assists in helping find some blue prints.*
Leo: "It's cool, I feel the same way if I feel crappy over something."
Dragoshi: *Tries to search for blueprints as well.*
Alexia joins in the search.
Digifanatic: *One more search.*
Leo: *Helps search for blueprints as well.*
Digifanatic: *Oh boy!* *Aww.*
Darkdata: *joins in the search...*
Metal Man (GM): There are no blueprints here.
Darkdata: "To the start of the assembly line." *Walks there.*
Metal Man (GM): Here is a rather complex set of machinery. They assemble the robots out of computer chips and a strange alloy.
Darkdata: "Dex, what does most of this stuff do?"
Traon: "Umm... How about we just get one of these ones that are almost completed and just get the stuff to control?"
Dragoshi: *Checks if it has all the necessary parts.*
Dex: "Most likely it generates the robots, when powered."
Darkdata: *Scans the area for anything useful.*
Digifanatic: "I do say individual parts..." *is at assembly line.*
Traon: "Suit yourself... I'll just stand watch over by the door... No telling when are friend, Mr. Robot, is going to pop out of the water and come after us."
Digifanatic: "Not a bad idea..."
Leo: "I'll help ya." *He stands watch as well.*
Dragoshi: "Seriously, though. We're supposed to take parts, right?"
Darkdata: "Yes, however we have to find out how this stuff is controlled."
Dragoshi: "That too. Thanks for reminding me."
Traon: "I don't see why we cant just take one that's already mostly built... Seriously, wouldn't that be a better idea, all we'd have to figure out is how to control it."
Dragoshi: "But, what if it's still somewhat incomplete?"
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata sees the parts...
Darkdata: "So we take a bit of everything and explore?"
Traon shrugs, "That's what Garrick is for, I'm sure he can figure out how to put the rest of it together." He realized what he said and shakes his head, "And yes I am aware he is good for other things too..."
Dragoshi: "Not to mention we have that idea with the armor using this stuff to give us the ability to take on the MM2... Or something... I forget. Are we even going through with that idea?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... Like we kinda agreed on, more chips would be good."
Traon: "Grab two of everything then... That way we will have the parts to make the armor... Hopefully."
Dragoshi: "...Why only two?"
Traon: "Because some of us refuse to have anything to do with machines."
Darkdata: "Dex, is it possible to have a portable warp? so we can dump the stuff back as we explore?"
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Dex: "Negative. Grab what you need and then take it back when you warp home."
Darkdata: *Grabs a bit of everything and heads into the next room.*
Dex: "You don't need a ton of them. It takes 1 or 2 to operate a robot, a few more for more complexity."
Dragoshi: "And, how much for the armor idea...?"
Digifanatic: *dittos DD*
Dragoshi: "...Also, we were specifically told to WARP BACK after getting what we needed." @_@ "I guess everyone's deaf, huh?"
Darkdata: "Oh, we were?"
Traon: "Get the external shells and minimal parts for the armor. I think that is all we will need."
Darkdata: "Do we have all the parts though?"
Metal Man (GM): This mission having been strangely easy.
Dex: "All of the parts in creating a robot are here."
Digifanatic: *goes for the minimalist approach.*
Traon: "If only Garrick were here with us, this would be much easier on what to grab."
Garrick: *warps in.*
Dragoshi: "Aye." *Takes the necessary parts for the armor idea, then waits for someone to activate the warp.*
Traon: "Speak of the devil."
Digifanatic: "I understand the context but please don't compare him to the devil..."
Traon nearly falls over. "Hell, I'll keep that in mind next time."
Darkdata: "Garrick, just in time."
Garrick: *looks pretty tired...* "...hm? Oh, what now?"
Traon: "You need a run down on our plan, or do you understand the context?"
Garrick: "...I don't even know what's going on. Paraphrase. Quickly."
Traon: "Ok, we plan on both grabbing parts to make one of the ancient robots, and also grab parts to make a specialized armor. We understand what we need to make the robot, but we are not completely sure on what to grab for the armor."
Darkdata: "We also need to find a way to keep them under control."
Digifanatic: "And definitely multiple sets on that armor..."
Traon: "That too."
Darkdata: "But that may be able to wait."
Traon: "Let's just stick with one set of armor, so we know it'll work or not."
Garrick: "...whoa whoa. You want me to make a robot and armor out of... that quantum technology?"
Traon: "If you can think of a better plan to keep an eye on Glyph and take on the MM2, please share, otherwise this is all we got."
Garrick: "...I could maybe make the robot, but armor? I doubt the human body could withstand the power of quantum power of that magnitude."
Traon: "It's just an experiment... Dragoshi here has volunteered to be the lab rat."
Garrick: "Heh... well, do you have any parts?"
Traon motions around him. "Its all here... Just take your pick on what we need."
Garrick: *hrms and looks over the parts. He checks how much is there and if it is possible to make a robot AND armor out of it.*
Metal Man (GM): There's tons, and yes.
Garrick: *Checks if multiple armors could be made.*
Metal Man (GM): Multiple pieces, but enough to make 1 robot and armor thing.
Digifanatic: "I'm gonna let this guy ply his trade..."
Garrick: "...we'll need all of it."
Garrick: "Every last piece. Don't miss a thing."
Darkdata: *Starts to collect.*
Traon moves back to the group and sighs, and then assists.
Digifanatic: *also collects stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers collect all they could possibly need.
Darkdata: "Oh yeah, I wonder if that robot is still frozen."
Metal Man (GM): The warp out appears... Mission Complete. A short mission.
Dragoshi: "...Let's just get outta here."
Digifanatic: "DD, don't worry about that. We're a few steps from home. Away from home... I apologize."
Digifanatic walks in and warps out.
Dragoshi: *El warpo.* *Enters el warpo.
Traon just sits against a wall, taking down mental notes on his coming event... "Oh boy... I hope I live through this..." he lightly mutters to himself.
Digifanatic gets out and unloads his stuff near Garrick's room...
Bonecrusher took exception to Dragoshi.
Digifanatic: "And here you go."
Darkdata: *Does the same.*
Digifanatic: "Good luck..."
Bonecrusher he goes up to Dragoshi and wrings his neck.
Dragoshi: *Bonecrusher is trying to wring the neck of someone WAY faster than him.*
Bonecrusher: "Me pissed at you."
Traon the remembers the parts he got and takes them to Garrick's lab.
Darkdata: "Bonecrusher right, Bonecrusher wrong bond to the floor with my song. He is all yours..."
Bonecrusher flips the bird.
Garrick: *moves out of his lab a few minutes later, looking at this stuff... and then seeing Darkdata, Crusher, and Dragoshi.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Lets out a cold glare at Bonecrusher.* "Grah..." *Walks over to Garrick's lab to unload the parts he acquired.*
Garrick: "...is there something wrong, gentlemen?"
Traon stops and looks at Dragoshi and Bonecrusher. "Hey! What did Mewtwo talk to us about not to long ago? Knock it off will ya."
Dragoshi: "I did nothing."
Darkdata: "I just disabled Bonecrusher."
Dragoshi: "All I did was speak the truth in my opinion."
Digifanatic: .oO(You know, I could have him suspended for that one...)
Darkdata: "Before he did anything he may regret."
Garrick: "Hrm. And what, prey tell, sent Bonecrusher off?"
Dragoshi: "If it really bothers people that much, then they should ask me, and not try to strangle the gar damn life out of me. "
Darkdata: "No idea."
Dragoshi: "Oh. I insulted his intelligence."
Darkdata: "Free from the spell you shall be, no longer part of the floor with ye."
Digifanatic: *What sucks is that DIGI'S DEX... did not have camera mode on.*
Garrick: *arches his eyebrow at Dragoshi.*
Darkdata: "My rhymes are bad, I need sleep."
Dragoshi: "He assaulted one of those robots that killed half a damn city. That's why."
Darkdata: *Finds a couch and lays down on it.*
Traon: "Dragoshi, Bonecrusher may be a half-wit, but he tries... I'm sure he does. Just try to keep negative comments to yourself, so that problems will lighten up." he looks over a Bonecrusher, "Sorry for calling you a half-wit. We alright?"
Garrick: "...I see. Dragoshi, do me a favor and place this stuff in my lab, would you?"
Dragoshi: "Understood." *Goes off to do so.*
Bonecrusher grumbles a bit, but goes no further.
Digifanatic: *Text Dexes Garrick.* "This place needs to be more civilized."
Garrick: *hrms as the message scrolls across his eyepiece. He rolls his eyes.* "...Mr. Bonecrusher."
Digifanatic: *Text.* "We're a freaking military force. We should show some class and stop beating the snot outta each other for lack of good reason."
Traon: "Hey Garrick, I have a question for ya."
Digifanatic: *Text.* "And, of course I mean that as a whole..."
Traon: "You have any need for a janitor for your lab? I need something to do rather than sitting around after missions."
Dragoshi, after having finished placing said stuff in Garrick's lab, re-enters the room.
Garrick: *eyes Traon.* "...no, I have no need. Nova is self sufficient."
Traon nods. "Alrighty." Then he withdraws his weapon in a quick manner and then leans it against the wall, he then sits down beside it, relaxing. "Boy does that thing get uncomfortable after awhile."
Bonecrusher: "What you want..." *he glares at Garrick.*
Garrick: "I would like you to be more careful in your rolls during missions. A mistake like that could have cost you all your lives. I'm not insulting anyone, but you must be more careful or things would get out of hand very, very quickly. You are strong, but you are not immortal."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I'll be up in my room for about... oh, 20 minutes."
Bonecrusher: "Me get bored."
Digifanatic walks up to his room and puts his Do Not Disturb sign on his door. He's not disturbed... but he wants to do something a bit nuts...
Garrick: "...you attacked the robot because you were bored?"
Bonecrusher: "Me see it, me attack."
Traon looks at Bonecrusher and offers a light smile. "Now that, my friend, is a perfectly good answer..."
Garrick: *glances at Traon and glares.*
Traon: "Sorry." he goes back to doing... nothing?
Digifanatic puts in one of his CDs and turns on his surround sound speakers. They're not loud at all, but its ambiance is certainly interesting for now...
Garrick: "...Bonecrusher, I can understand that this isn't your... usual habitat for fighting..."
Digifanatic, to finish this off, lies face-up on his bed, closes his eyes, and lets the music take over his mind...
Garrick: "But if you continue to do things like you did today, you will get yourself and the rest of us killed. If you want, I can make you something that will cause you to not be bored."
Garrick: "You like to hit things. This is obvious. Do you like to do anything else?"
Digifanatic: .oO(This is amazing. Why have I not done this combination before?)
Bonecrusher appears confused.
Garrick: "...hrm. Bonecrusher, you remember where you were before you came here?"
Bonecrusher: "Uhh... me hunt, me see shiny thing."
Garrick: "You fought a lot of things, didn't you?"
Bonecrusher: "Uh huh."
Garrick: "Now, when you weren't fighting, what were you doing?"
Digifanatic: .oO(It sucks that I realize how drugs can ruin my system... if they were perfectly harmless, I'd be in heaven right now...)
Traon: .oO(I have succeeded in summoning the blade, but what must I do to awaken... HIM? There just has to be way, and I am completely certain it exists in me.) *He sighs and leans his head against the wall, in thought.*
Bonecrusher: "Me not know."
Garrick: *stares, a bit dumbfounded. This guy... fought? All the time?*
Dragoshi: *Leans 'gainst the wall.*
Traon gets an idea that just pops off in the side of his head while he was thinking. "I have an idea for you Bonecrusher, for out of mission purposes at least. You like testing your power against other right? And you like to try and beat people up if they say something bad, correct?"
Bonecrusher: "Me offend easy."
Traon nods. "Why not challenge the person to an arm wrestle or something? Its non violent, and it can be a form of... Competition... if you must."
Garrick: *just gives up, going into his lab and sealing the door.*
Traon shrugs and goes back to his thinking. .oO(Maybe it isn't power I seek to control the blood... Maybe its control. But doesn't it take power to control? God this is starting to get me angry!) without thinking about his fist comes up and the back of his hand slams into the wall behind him."
Dragoshi: "...You okay, man?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh... here we go...)
Traon glares up at Dragoshi, his eyes a bit on the blood colored side. He blinks and shakes his head, his eyes back to normal. "I think so... Why?"
Dragoshi notices the eyes, but ignores them as a side-effect of the anger. "Eh. Nothing. Just wondering, is all."
Traon shrugs and thinks for a moment and then looks up at Dragoshi again. "Just to be curious... Do you need power to control something? Or is it completely based on understanding?"
Dragoshi: "It can work either way. Though, sometimes power causes things to backfire... As I've seen firsthand. While, understanding is the more difficult, less taken path, it works a lot more well in the end... So, I'd say understanding."
Bonecrusher gives one quick glare at Dragoshi, then goes off, head hanging.
Digifanatic: *The near-entrancing intensity that had been building up in whatever he was listening to over the last 6 and a half minutes has suddenly been cut off by a slow fade of percussion. Almost like magic, Digi opens his eyes and wakes up as the music fades... when it finishes, he walks over to his CD player and shuts it off, and then out of his room and back down to R&R, beyond mesmerized as to what he just experienced.* .oO(THAT WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND.)
Traon: "I see..." he leans his head against the wall, and lightly talks to himself. "Maybe I have been going about this the wrong way. Maybe I can understand how it works... I can awake IT."
Dragoshi: .oO(...It?) "Just... Be careful. Okay?"
Traon shakes his head and looks at Dragoshi. "Wait, what? Crap, was I talking to myself again?" He scratches his head and smiles somewhat. "It's nothing... Really."
Dragoshi: .oO(I find it hard to believe that...) "Oh. ...Okay, then."
Digifanatic doesn't say anything for now... he hangs in the background.
Traon: "Dragoshi, to make it simple, that display I showed yesterday with the blood is only part of it. The rest I can't really say right now."
Dragoshi: "I see."
Digifanatic: .oO(I'll let him hold his peace.)
Traon stands up and stretches his back and yawns in slight boredom. "If all goes well, I can completely turn my back on machines for combat, and never look back on it." he stops there for a moment and looks down, a bit on the disappointed side. "I hope..."
Traon looks over a Digi, slightly surprised. "Whoa, where'd you come from? Last I heard you went to your room... Never noticed you came back."
Digifanatic: "Well, good luck as usual..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, I just came back down... Just happened to listen in the end of this..."
Traon nods. "When everyone is around again after a mission, I plan on explaining what I am doing. Best I do that so I can hold what little trust everyone has in me."
Dragoshi: "'Kay. Good luck with that." .oO(For some reason, I think you'll need it...)
Digifanatic: "I haven't mistrusted you..."
Traon: "And Dragoshi, I'm counting on you to hold Julian back... I'd like to live through with what I have to say."
Dragoshi: "Sure thing."
Darkdata: *Turns over on the couch.* "More drama than on a message board" *Goes up to his room.*
Dragoshi: "...That's one of those 'no shit, sherlock' moments. ...Right there. But, that's just me."
Digifanatic: "Eh, I expect a demanding warning, but not a full out physical onslaught."
Dragoshi: "Same. Though, better safe than sorry, no?"
Traon couldn't help but laugh at that. "No kiddin'. I need to gain Alexia's trust... I may need her help with what I'm doing... If there is something..." He stops there before he finishes and then shakes his head. "Nevermind, I'll also explain that later."
Digifanatic: *sighs.* .oO(The poor guy (Julian) ...I wish I could save him from being caught on the wrong end of his motives...)
Traon: oO(The poor girl... She has enough problems, and if IT is in me and I have her help me wake it up... I don't know what would happen.) *He sighs at this and leans against the wall.*
Dragoshi: .oO(So many peculiar things... I need to learn more about them, yet be careful not too stick my nose in too deep.)
Traon: "So Dragoshi, what's your story? How did you end up here?"
Dragoshi: "...Well, originally, I said I was forced here. But, that was, in a way a lie. You see, I've been a magnet to anomalies of sorts, so I've had many interesting travels... Though the backstory behind this one is simple."
Traon nods, "Well, with someone with your... Stature, I'm sure you have had interesting travels."
Dragoshi: "It was a little while after one of these said ventures, that I came across an enemy of mine. Apparently, he had the hell beaten out of him, as instead of usual form, he looked like a giant... Lobster... thing, instead of the usual amalgamate of creatures. So, anyway, both of us exchange banter, fight begins, sometime during said fight, I'm about to summon something, as he fired something. Interdimensional portal opens up. Sucks both o' us in, and throws us clear across the universe like pinballs. I ended up in this dimension... While the guy as I mentioned, 'The Horror', as I call him... Was nowhere to be found. So, I just simply assumed that he got flung into a different part of the universe. ...Sooo, yea. Strange stuff."
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow... so many people here against their wills...)
Traon nods as he listens "So are you still searching for him? Or are you just going about things hoping that one day by chance you will run into him?"
Dragoshi: "...Ehhh. I really couldn't care less."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... what you've done here probably outnumbers everything you did before this jaunt multiple times over."
Traon sorta chuckles at this. "Well, whatever works for ya. Now I just wish my adventures and the likes were half way as interesting as yours."
Dragoshi: "...In a way, yes and no."
Traon: "Best I've got is when one of my 'hits' got away from me... But I couldn't care less... He's probably dead in this era." *He shrugs and puts his hands behind his head as he leans against the wall.*