Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 325: Quantum Curse Mechanics

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Date: February 19th and 21st, 2007.
Trivia: Traon's full name is Traon Zullidus.
Metal Man (GM): The group is on the ship, with their parts. Garrick is there, too.
Mewtwo: "Now that you have found the parts... you must make something out of them."
Garrick: *is there.*
Alexia: "Doesn't sound hard."
Garrick: "Easier said than done, Mewtwo."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes..."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Leo: "...Yeah."
Traon: "And this is where I exclude myself.", he says in a serious manner than seems different than usual. .oO(And here I hate machines and I come up with the idea of the battle armor thing. How great.)
Mewtwo: "Well, one must create a quantum robot from this debris to complete the mission objective."
Garrick: "Yeah, yeah, I know..."
Alexia looks over at Traon, but stays silent.
Leo: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick has the parts, but they're so insanely complex. It'll be hard making these work.
Garrick: "...alright... we'll need to do a few things first. First of all, I'll need Nova and SIMBER."
SIMBER: "We are always watching."
Nova: "No, I am."
SIMBER: "You are dead on Nintendus."
Nova: "You served The Void."
SIMBER: "Take that back."
Traon catches the look from Alexia, but doesn't really react to it. And then listens to Nova and SIMBER. "That is a bit disturbing."
Nova: "Make me."
Metal Man (GM): They begin punching one another.
Garrick: "Shut UP you two!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow... even the computers fight.)
Alexia: "Can I help somehow, Garrick?"
Leo: "...Wow, that's new..."
Mewtwo: "They've been fighting like that for quite a while now."
Dragoshi: "..."
Traon: "They mimicking us... I bet you this is a cruel idea of a joke."
Garrick: "You can help me by getting these two to STOP FIGHTING!"
Dragoshi: "GOOD GOD, YOU TWO! STOP FIGHTING!"
Digifanatic: "I imagine..."
Leo: "..."
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): After a few moments they stand at attention.
SIMBER: "...Now, what did you want?"
Nova: "Ignore him; only I can help you."
Dragoshi: "...Gaw." *Takes a headache med.*
Garrick: "...about time..."
Alexia: "Good timing. I was about to do a clone scream."
Dragoshi: "...DON'T start that up again."
Digifanatic: "Now, now, now..."
Alexia casually doubles herself. "Want me to? I will."
Garrick: "No, BOTH of you are going to help."
Digifanatic: "You two are willingly aligned with us. Be nice, now..."
Leo: "CAN they work together?"
SIMBER: "Hmph."
Alexia: "If we can, they can."
Garrick: "...alright... now, if we can pay attention... Nova. Go to the cargo bay and get the Eggrobos that are working on the Dauntless. The ship can wait."
Traon: "Well, we manage to put up with eachother, don't see why they can't do the same."
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* The Eggrobos appear before you.
Alexia: "So both of you computers shut up before I reformat you with a fire axe."
Leo: "Heh, I guess you're right."
SIMBER: "Your threats are hollow."
Alexia: "Try me."
Nova: "We can shut off life support if you actually threaten us."
Garrick: "Bring them here. We'll need their help as well."
SIMBER: "No, we should shoot them into space if they attack us!"
Nova: "Life support."
Garrick: "...Nova..."
SIMBER: "Space."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Nova: "Life Support."
Dragoshi: "..."
SIMBER: "SPACE."
Alexia: *double scream.* "SHUT IT! BOTH OF YOU! NOW!"
Metal Man (GM): They punch one another a couple times before stopping again.
Digifanatic: .oO(This is just screwed up...)
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobos are sitting around, waiting for commands.
Leo: "...This is never gonna work..."
Dragoshi: "...This is getting ridiculous."
Garrick: "...are you two quite DONE?"
SIMBER: "No. But we will pause it if you actually have anything else for us to do."
Leo: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Phew.)
Alexia: "...By the way, where'd Tails go?"
Traon: "See? This is exactly why..." He shakes his head and just goes silent. "Nevermind."
Garrick: "Alright then... Nova, you have better construction software. Scan the parts and determine what is the best series of attachment methods to use."
Nova: "He helped restore functioning, then went on to some project of his own."
Alexia: "...Never mind."
SIMBER: "He muttered something about the Ultimate Emerald."
Dragoshi: "...Okay."
Nova: *scans the parts.* "Alien technology. Cannot diagnose."
Garrick: "SIMBER, your scanning is better. I need you to find the equation for this type of energy."
Nova: "I have no data on Quantum parts. They are unpredictable."
SIMBER: "Energy is normal electricity, sir. Merely a power generator similar to our own."
Alexia: "Sorry for yelling."
Nova: "But put into Quantum chips, the results are confusing!"
Garrick: "Is it just a trigger to get the quantum systems running?"
Nova: "You can turn them on, but they cannot be predicted."
Digifanatic: *keeps quiet.*
SIMBER: "As much as I dislike to agree with him, quantum chips are beyond our digital AI capabilities. A long time ago Neo-Earthians attempted quantum computing, but were wiped out before they got anywhere."
Nova: "All AIs seen around have been digital."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh boy... Here comes every head towards mine.)
Nova: "A Quantum AI is likely to be almost like a human."
SIMBER: "Except less predictable."
Garrick: "...I wish I knew more about this quantum energy... alright... I guess the best thing to do is make an entirely new robot from these parts."
Alexia: "Er... Anything else I can help with besides screaming at these two?"
Nova: "Easily done, impossible to predict what it will do when we power it up."
Digifanatic: "What sucks is that we found no blueprints..."
Garrick: "Nova, if you could work on an original blueprint? And SIMBER, if possible, find individual uses for parts. Just get as close as you can. As for the rest of us, try and sort the parts. Arms, legs, head, torso, circuitry, systems..."
Digifanatic: "But, Nova, is there any way to control their energy?"
Nova: "Control? Quantum energy is of similar properties to human energy. It cannot be controlled without some other sort of quantum device. And I don't see any quantum control chips."
Garrick: *starts picking through parts, sorting them as best he can.*
Alexia: "Control chips..."
Metal Man (GM): The two AI quickly sort the pieces together. Soon, the Questers have the outline of a full robot on the ground.
Alexia: "Those piles of things at the factory?"
Digifanatic: "I could have swore we picked up chips..."
Leo: "All this looks like confusing junk to me..."
Traon: "Garrick, didn't you get control chips warped here when we found that destroyed robot?"
Digifanatic: "And don't we have at least one chip on us right now?"
Garrick: "Yeah, I plan on using those, but we need a robot to put them in first."
Scott just happens to suddenly pop into the group in ninja-esque fashion.
Leo: "Hey Scott."
Nova: "We don't seem to have control chips. As in robot-controlling chips."
Alexia: "Hi, Scott."
Nova: "Only robotic joint control chips."
Scott: "Yo. What'd I miss?"
Leo: "Too much crap. "
Garrick: "He was meaning those chips in my lab, Nova. Go check them for me, would you?"
Scott: "I finally just got over that cold."
Alexia: "Those two arguing."
Leo: "Ahh."
Alexia dispels that duplicate. "...I wonder where Julian is. I haven't seen him in a while."
Garrick: "Alright... time to get to work."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Must be busy with something or other."
Traon: "Probably moping around..." He shrugs and continues listening.
Julian's sick you bastards. >:O
Nova: "There are no control chips on this ship for quantum energy. Nor do I see any in logs of the factory itself."
Garrick: *pulls out the MultiTool! and starts attaching pieces to other pieces, if he can understand that much.*
Metal Man (GM): They seem to plug together easily enough.
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, I want to warn her that saying something like that may not result in a good outcome...)
Garrick: "Alright..."
Scott: "So, what's the job today?"
Garrick: *gives it a look over... is there anything missing?*
Leo: "Build a robot... Right?"
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Digifanatic: "Yeah..."
Traon: "I will have no part in this. But yes, that is the job of the day it appears."
Scott: "A robot?" Scotty shudders at the idea. "...I hate robots."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing is missing from the few design plans based off of robots the Questers have seen. All it needs is to be turned on.
Garrick: "Needs to be done..."
Scott: "Still don't mean I have to like it."
Alexia: "So fire it up."
Dragoshi: "...This is a little weird, though."
Leo: "..."
Garrick: "Alright... we need to jump start it... someone go down to the cargo bay and get one of the generators that the Kuja Ship left."
Leo: "I'll go."
Dragoshi: "..." *Goes off to do so.*
Leo follows Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): There's go-kart sized box with buttons on it. A mini-generator.
Leo turns on the generator. "That should do it."
Metal Man (GM): Now it's too hot to carry.
Dragoshi: "...Aren't we supposed to do THAT af-" *Turns it off, takes it, then heads back.*
Leo: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh boy...) "Now what?"
Garrick: "...well, now we wait for--there they are. Good, just set it here."
Leo: "Okay."
Dragoshi: *Does so.*
Garrick: *takes some cords out of a side panel for the generator and hooks it up to the robot.* "...now... I think it'd be best if everyone backed up and got ready for a fight... I have no idea if this thing will greet us warmly, immediately attack, or blow up..."
Scott: "..." *He still doesn't like the idea of a robot unless he's going to bash it to shreds. Thus he whips out his SG and Moderne.*
Alexia obediently backs up and takes out her gun.
Traon: "I will have no problem with fighting it if it goes hostile."
Leo gets back and takes out his sword.
Traon as well backs off and takes out his naginata.
Digifanatic doesn't do anything besides back off a bit...
Metal Man (GM): With but a single flick of a switch it can be powered up.
SIMBER: "It cannot be predicted. Be careful."
Digifanatic: "Okay... Now..."
Traon: "Should have made the armor first..."
Dragoshi: *Stands back, careful.*
Digifanatic: "Mewtwo, are a couple of us permitted to head back and grab a couple of quantum chips, providing they were in the base but we just didn't take any..."
Garrick: "...alright... here we go..."
Mewtwo: "We already have many extra, Digi."
Garrick: *leans forward... and flicks the switch.*
Digifanatic: "Oh..."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: "The control chips... Pardon me, I'm a bit confused. "
Metal Man (GM): The robot quickly stands up, as if it merely was sleeping there. It... speaks.
Robot: "I see you have managed to use the chips of the army." *beep.* "Self-check complete."
Dragoshi: "...?"
Robot: "State your purpose."
Garrick: *coughs, then steps forward.* "We wish to use your power to help us in our endeavor."
Robot: "State value of 'Endeavor.'"
Garrick: "To save the lives of millions, perhaps billions. To defeat evil."
Robot: "Error--vague purpose. If programmed for such directive, self-awareness is inevitable. Retry definition, or continue with definition as given?"
Dragoshi: .oO(...How melodramatic. How are we so sure it isn't thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands?)
Garrick: "Hold." *frowns...*
Traon: "Garrick, you have to consider this. What we may be doing may be considered good and what our enemies do is evil. But if you look at it through their eyes, they seem to do good and us be evil."
Nova: "As I said. It cannot be entirely controlled, even if you give it a command. However it appears to have safeguards against commands that would get out of control."
Alexia: "How about telling it its specific mission?"
SIMBER: "You would probably want to give it specific---yes."
Dragoshi: "Yes, that would work. For example..."
Garrick: "...robot, do you have a current mission?"
Robot: "My firmware is blank. All besides information necessary to function is not present. I am a blank template."
Digifanatic: .oO(Yes...)
Garrick: "Alright then. Robot, input new mission."
Robot: "Awaiting command."
Garrick: *glances to Mewtwo.* "I want your approval on this too, boss... robot. Your mission is the complete protection of this planet's capital city until Mewtwo, myself, or Metal Man say otherwise."
Robot: "Error--define 'Protection.' Define 'Capital City.' Define 'Metal Man.' Define 'Mewtwo.'"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia points at Mewtwo. "THAT'S Mewtwo."
Dragoshi: *Points at Mewtwo.* "That's Mewtwo."
Robot: "Affirmative."
Garrick: "Nova, a map of the surrounding area?"
Mewtwo: "Then... allow me to define your mission, besides that."
Traon: "Wait... I thought we were going to use the robot to assist us on the assault on the MM2, and then use it for the protective services afterwards."
Mewtwo: *Points at Garrick.* "The robot shall first guard Glyph. Once he is considered guarded... then it guards the capital city."
Garrick: "...or you could do it, boss."
Mewtwo: "Glyph is this." He shows recordings, images, and such of Glyph. "This is capital city." He points to an image of it on a map. "Garrick is free to enter whatever else he would like."
Robot: "Commands accepted."
Garrick: "...alright. Now." *pulls up head shots of all the current Questers on the ship.* "These people are not to be harmed. They are to be aided and protected."
Dragoshi: *Fixes his tophat o' dewm as this goes along.*
Robot: "Importance of protection higher or lower than Glyph?"
Garrick: *hrms...*
Alexia: *deadpan.* "Think carefully about this one."
Garrick: "...lower."
Robot: "Command received."
Garrick: "We can protect ourselves in a bind. Glyph stays protected."
Traon grunts. "Add me to the minimum protection." He turns his head and looks into nothingness. .oO(I'll be damned if I'm going to be aided by a machine.)
Alexia: "Something wrong, Traon?"
Robot: "Error--command guard indicates ignoring protection of Glyph in order to keep subject from escaping or damaging other subjects. Therefore Glyph shall be guarded at all times."
Garrick: "Aye, he will."
Traon sighs and looks at Alexia, "Long story short, I don't like machines."
Garrick: *glares at Traon.*
Robot: "Activation is ready. Announce when service is to begin."
Garrick: "...let's see... alright. Robot. Activate service."
Traon: "I only use machines for communication and travel, that is all. If it's anything else, its a dire emergency."
Robot: "Service activated."
Metal Man (GM): It marches off, then walks back in, with the Glyph cube.
Garrick: "Traon, shut up already..."
Robot: "Cube prevents full guarding of subject. Cube is to be kept for emergency by unit 1."
Garrick: "...oh damn!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Translation?"
Alexia: "Er..."
Dragoshi: "...Wait! Do not destroy the cube!"
Garrick: *shoots a glance to Mewtwo.*
Alexia: "HOLD IT!"
Digifanatic: *Lets them talk.*
Metal Man (GM): It... somehow manages to un-shrink the cube, open it, then take Glyph out by the neck, holding him up in the air (so he can't do anything), then it re-shrinks the cube and sticks it in its pocket.
Robot: "Cube is not destroyed. Cube is to be used in emergency."
Scott: "..." .oO(Artificially intelligence or artificially idiotic.)
Dragoshi: "...Okay. That works."
Digifanatic: .oO(So that's what they mean...)
Alexia: "Oh."
Garrick: *stares... open mouthed...*
Leo: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Confused again...)
Leo: "Wow..."
Dragoshi: "...Just keep him like that."
Robot: "Subject scan complete." It holds Glyph roughly up to its face. "What do you need to survive? You are dying."
Alexia: "..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Miasma."
Alexia: "Can I punch him really hard? Just once?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Purple... stuff."
Robot: "Analyzing approximate quantity required."
Leo: "Alex, back off."
Alexia: "PLEEEEEEEASE?"
Leo: "Just let him die on his own."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Crush... you."
Leo: "...He he he..."
Glyph: *Leviathan holds up a weak fist.*
Metal Man (GM): It walks over to a cabinet, opens it up, hangs Leviathan by his collar up by the ceiling (so he can't reach the miasma), then takes out a tiny amount. The minimum amount to keep Leviathan alive.
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He then gives that tiny amount to the hanging leviathan, then sticks the miasma in one of its containers.
Alexia: "I must say, I like this new robot." *evil grin.*
Robot: "You will be weak, but alive. The preferred state to keep you."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Screw you... too."
Robot: "Defy me and I will remove your left arm."
Metal Man (GM): It spins around its strangely wicked hands.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Only need... one."
Garrick: "Well done, robot."
Leo: "...Nice."
Dragoshi: "...Magnifico."
Traon: "I find this comical actually." he says finally offering a light smile.
Leo: "Wow, this robot kicks ass."
Digifanatic: .oO(Remove your left arm... that sounds familiar... kinda.)
Robot: "Now." It plugs a jack into the wall, scanning the systems... "You are a mechanic. You must fix the new issues with the ship. I will ensure you do so. If you fail you shall lose your tongue."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Not mechanic. You're thinking of someone... who is no longer here."
Dragoshi: "...New issues?" ?_?
Glyph: *Leviathan snickers.*
Robot: "Is that so? Then bring mechanic back."
Leo: "..."
Robot: *Shakes Leviathan.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Alright, alright, damn!"
Alexia: "Yep, I like this robot a lot."
Glyph: *Leviathan closes his eyes.*
Alexia: "..." *She suddenly looks behind herself.*
Dragoshi: "He ain't half-bad."
Alexia: "...Huh."
Garrick: "...he needs a better name than robot."
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia.* "...?"
Alexia shrugs and turns back to the scene.
Metal Man (GM): The robot stops shaking him once he complies. He looks around, ensuring nothing else is out of order, then turns to Garrick.
Glyph: *??? opens his eyes.*
Robot: "You may assign any name you wish."
Dragoshi: "...I have good name. Huckebein!"
Digifanatic: "No."
Alexia: "...No."
Leo: "...Wha?"
Garrick: *looks at Dragoshi oddly.* "...no..."
Dragoshi: "...You guys suck."
Robot: "Error--only assigned units may give names."
Metal Man (GM): He then looks at Dragoshi strangely.
Robot: "Unit Dragoshi renamed to Huckelbein."
Glyph: [???] "What's going on?"
Alexia: "...Huh. Ball's in your circle, Garrick."
Robot: *turns to ???* "A hostile presence took over your body."
Garrick: "He runs on quantum energy..."
Glyph: [???] "I, oh, that's bad. Can I have my body back, then?"
Robot: "I have scared him into giving as much of it back as possible. For the mean time, the best you can do is repair the ship." He puts Glyph down.
Dragoshi: .oO(...Well, at least I get a better name.) >_>
Traon: "What about Mondorius?" He shrugs, not really good with names.
Digifanatic: "Eh... it's different... But I'm not sure how Gare would feel about it..."
Alexia: "Nah."
Robot: "I shall protect you as possible, and guard the others from the other presence."
Alexia: "That sounds more like a villain's name."
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Is there a reason everybody's looking at me funny?"
Robot: "The other presence is evil."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: "I wasn't looking at you..."
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Can you convince him to give my body back, then? I would like to see it again, at least."
Dragoshi: "...You're in it. I mean, you ARE Glyph, right?"
Robot: "Error. You can control your body now, can't you? Or do you have a separate body?"
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Oh, that's right. Leviathan told me to call myself Glyph or he'd punch me. And then he said not to mention him. Oh, I just did, didn't I? That's bad."
Garrick: "...Canti."
Robot: "If he punches you I will punch him in a way he won't forget."
Metal Man (GM): He spins the hands.
Alexia: "...Short for Canticle?"
Dragoshi: "...Oh, god DAMMIT."
Robot: "Canti... processing name."
Dragoshi: "Do NOT tell me Leviathan tricked us?"
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Violence shouldn't be the answer... or should it always be the answer? I can't remember this sort of thing."
Douglas: "Canti?... From that show???"
Alexia: "Garrick, that name sucks."
Douglas 'pffts.'
Robot: "Violence is the answer to everything."
Scott: "Canti?"
Alexia: "I'm sorry, but it does."
Traon: "Sad to admit, but I like my lame name more..."
Dragoshi: "...I still say my idea was better."
Leo: "..."
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Oh, okay. I'm glad we've got that cleared up."
Douglas: "This robot doesn't even have a TV for a head."
Dragoshi: "Actually, not really. It's SOMETIMES the answer."
Robot: "Robot, er, Canti smash bad people when they appear. Protect... capital city from evil."
Alexia: "About... thirty-five percent of the time."
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Nice to meet you, Mr. Smashing Robot Canti sir. My name is Hop... no, Glyph. They said, well, Leviathan said, but, they call, oh, I'm confused again..."
Traon: "Well, I believe phase one of today's job is complete... Should we try to get started on the armor?"
Robot: "Protect Questers from atmosphere by fixing ship." *He takes out a toolbox from one of many pockets in his body.* "Damage to hull and pressurization systems is great."
Alexia: "Leviathan's not here. What's your real name?"
Robot: *Turns to Traon.* "Define armor. Possibly dangerous."
Glyph: [Glyph?] "Well, it had an M in it, but everybody called me Hop. I think that is what I should like to go by."
Robot: "Logs show 'Metal Man', person who wear armor. His reasoning damaged by it."
Garrick: "Erm, Canti, he wants me to create armor out of the rest of the quantum parts..."
Traon: "Well, if you want technical terms, speak to--" he stops and looks at Garrick and shrugs. "That works too."
Dragoshi: *In response to 'Hop.'* "...They?"
Alexia: "Hop... M... Hrm."
Glyph: [Hop] "It's 'cause I'm kinda... well... jumpy."
Digifanatic: "Eh, it's alright. Just don't jump in the wrong spots and you'll be fine."
Glyph: [Hop] "Pits and spikes, right? Right?"
Leo: "..."
Alexia: "Do... you remember your full name?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Yes, it was Marcellus. But it's hard to spell and pronounce and fit in a hash table."
Editor's Note: Nonsense! A simple name can easily be put in a hash table.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... just--hash table?"
Alexia: "...Like hash browned potatoes?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Word compression is our friend."
Robot: "Quantum armor. Parts... Dangerous. Quantum parts have a mind like mine. Can take over organic hosts."
Digifanatic: "Alright, Hop, I'll take your word for that."
Dragoshi: "...Weeell, damn."
Garrick: "...then we should store the rest of the parts in the vault."
Glyph: [Hop] "My word is compressed so if you take it won't take up a lot of space!"
Traon: "Sorry Dragoshi, I guess no armor for you."
Dragoshi: "...Meh."
Robot: "Blank parts may not take over your mind. There is a reported 47% success rate. Take at your own risk."
Digifanatic: "Uggh... 47%. Scary number."
Garrick: "I could take a crack at it, Dragoshi."
Alexia: "If only it were 42 percent."
Garrick: "I'd rather study it some more, though."
Alexia: "42 is a lucky number from where I come from."
Dragoshi: "...Not too scary once you consider that it's a hell of a lot higher than-..." *Facepalm.*
Glyph: [Hop] "Did Leviathan do anything... bad?"
Dragoshi: "Sure. You can study it some more."
Digifanatic: .oO(Perchance she knows a Mr. Perfect.)
Robot: "Attempts to alter sequence would be dangerous. Possible higher success rate, followed by undefined results for 'success.'"
Alexia: "He time-bombed our ship."
Robot: *turns to Hop.* "It is easy to describe."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Glyph: [Hop] "R-really? I won't let him do things like that again! I'll fight him... and... ask him to stop! Yes!"
Dragoshi: "...Are you sure?"
Robot: "It was so bad they decided to use parts from their foe to create a robot which they knew could kill them in order to protect them."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh, that's bad. This robot sounds scary..."
Robot: "Records also indicate an evil person coming in to stop Leviathan originally."
Alexia: "...Hop, mind if I ask you something?"
Robot: "Metal Man may have traded a planet in order to get that one favor."
Dragoshi: "A planet, huh?"
Alexia: "How old are you?"
Traon: "Oh great. This robot is accessing all our files." he shrugs and goes silent again.
Robot: "Armored evil being speaks of dead planet, 'Earth', being his."
Glyph: [Hop] "Um, I don't remember. I don't think I ever knew, 'cause at a young age... I just sorta turned up. But, do you mean my body? I still don't know where that is."
Robot: "Unknown if being is delusional." *Turns to Hop.* "Ruin Miasma appears to be a part of mystery. Where comes ruin miasma?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh, that's air. I mean, I thought it was... isn't it?"
Dragoshi: "...Wha?"
Robot: "Without it you were disintegrating. There is plenty of oxygen in here. It cannot be normal air."
Digifanatic: "This is strange..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Well, I should think it hard to breath without air. It's purple and hangs over like clouds. It's as far as the eye can see."
Robot: "One moment."
Glyph: [Hop] "But, oh, I guess I was told to keep my eyes on my work... what's it like outside?"
Metal Man (GM): He turns to the AIs.
Robot: "Show outside view."
SIMBER: "Affirmative."
Nova: "No. That's my job!"
SIMBER: "Mine!"
Nova: "MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): They begin punching one another.
Dragoshi: "..."
Scott: "..." Scott just pulls up a seat on Roxy and starts playing a tune. "CARNIVAL" by The Pillows (FLCL soundtrack Vol.1 Addict)
Leo: "..."
Dragoshi: "Hey, both of you. FIGHT LATER!"
Robot: "This is why I hate digital machines."
Dragoshi: "Sheesh."
Leo: "Heh."
Metal Man (GM): He walks through them and jams a finger into a comms port on the control panel.
Robot: "Here is the outside."
Dragoshi: "...Or he could just do that."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, I'm screwed.)
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of the outside... purple sky... but wait! It's not cloud-like. It's vaguely poisonous, though.
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh, hey, that's kinda darker and less heavy, but, it still looks like the stuff. You can still move it with your mind and everything, right? 'cause that's what air was always like."
Robot: "This is not the sky you seek. It is a facsimile. Mental ability to move it is to be tested." He motions to Mewtwo.
Mewtwo: "...I cannot do as you say, Glyph. It is merely poison gas."
Glyph: [Hop] "Huh? But... everyone can."
Robot: "Conclusion: You live on other planet."
Glyph: [Hop] "Even just a little, you can move it, or explode it, or some can even heal with it. Oh, really? That would explain the rocketship part, hm..."
Robot: "Rocket ship? Describe."
Glyph: [Hop] "Um, isn't that what I'm on? Leviathan said, find a rocket ship and join its crew, or I'll punch you, and if you tell anyone about me, I'll punch you, and then... well, it went on for a while. I don't like being punched."
Leo: "...We can tell."
Dragoshi: "Let me guess, it all ended in him punching you if you did anything that was opposite to what he told you to do?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Well, I don't know if he has a body, but he gave me this really mean look instead. It's an 'I know how to punch you' look, yep."
Robot: "Add on 'If Leviathan punches you, Canti will punch Leviathan twice. With unknown temporal physics anomaly. Possibly turn Leviathan into a carrot by accident, yes'?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't know if he'd like that. He might punch me... oh, wait, can carrots punch people?"
Metal Man (GM): It casually reaches through a wall and takes out a pair of binoculars.
Leo: "Nope."
Dragoshi: "...A carrot. ...That I have to see." >_>
Robot: "No. Carrots sit around."
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't know if he'd like sitting around. He might... oh, right."
Leo: "And you can eat them."
Dragoshi: "...Which might be a bad idea with anythings-turned-carrots."
Leo: "Yeah..."
Robot: "I already made Leviathan do as ordered. Now. I must know what you feel is safe to say. Perhaps bored people here can investigate."
Glyph: [Hop] "Well, I came from that place where people can move air, and now I'm here, and I don't know why. I think... oh, Leviathan thought something, something he didn't want to share, but... same body, right?"
Dragoshi: "Hmmm... speaking of this, are there any personalities aside from you and Leviathan that reside in Glyph's body?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Um, yeah, too many to count on one hand. Two hands even. And my toes."
Dragoshi: "...Over 10 personalities? What the hell."
Scott: "Yeesh..."
Robot: "Records indicate one being with similar scenario."
Glyph: [Hop] "Leviathan's thought was that one of those person is... doing that evil controly thing to him like he did for me."
Robot: "Being E Li Three. Perhaps E Li Three insane because he compose eight+ merged defense systems."
Dragoshi: "...That would make a lot of sense."
Glyph: [Hop] "I think he might just be trying to blame someone else for his 'failure.' I don't know what it meant, but... oh, that's probably when he tried to control this ship."
Robot: "Records indicate E Li Three can help. But E Li Three location mysterious."
Glyph: [Hop] "Um, so, Mr... Mewtwo, sir, I was wondering if you could do something that even Leviathan wanted too, real quick..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmmm."
Mewtwo: "I shall think about it. What is it?"
Glyph: [Hop] "He wanted to look up records himself for... 'discrepancies.' I think he thought one of Glyph's other personalities was up to something and we didn't know about it. Well, he didn't, anyway. I don't know if I know either, you know?"
Mewtwo: "Could I perhaps attempt to read your minds and find out what is going on?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Uh, okay, but if things start to, like, all talk to you at once, be sure to stop, okay?"
Traon slightly gulps. .oO(Note to self: Create a containment room in my mind somehow... Some thoughts don't need to be out in the open.) *He lightly chuckles about that thought.*
Mewtwo: "...I doubt anything could overwhelm my mind, but I do believe it might damage yours, so I shall stop if that happens."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo raises a hand. It glows blue. He searches for... 'discrepancies' caused by another mind in there plotting something.
Mewtwo: "...A... purple cat?"
Traon: "Now I am officially weirded out..."
Dragoshi: "...Purple cat?"
Mewtwo: "...Makes no sense. Moving on... some sort of person of power... One is just, the other is evil."
Dragoshi: "...Interesting."
Mewtwo: "The evil one works against us all, even the so-called evil 'Leviathan' is not as good as him--he made the blackmail. He also has an agent--...he can also move the personalities around to obscure reading him. ...That's odd... he has some sort of narcissistic streak. He chucks the other personalities around like they're nothing."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." .oO(The plot thickens...)
Digifanatic: .oO(And I thought Alexia had it bad.)
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo shakes his head and stops.
Mewtwo: "I have the power to read minds, but I cannot control so many of them at once."
Dragoshi: "...?"
Mewtwo: "You will have to bring out the master mind and make it stick for me to get a good read on it."
Robot: "Data is clear enough... to make a plan."
Glyph: *Hop puts his hands on his head.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot walks over to the computer and types into it.
Robot: "The facilities which created me are one of many. There is a quantum mind-control device. Find the device. You can control any number of personalities."
Dragoshi: "...quantum mind-control device?"
Robot: "It is hard to explain. It interferes selectively with brain cells."
Traon: "Oh perfect yet another thing to---" he looks at Garrick and stops.
Digifanatic: "Oh."
Alexia: "Hm."
Robot: "It is your choice. You may do this or other missions."
Metal Man (GM): He stands by Glyph. The computer shows the mission choices:
Computer: "Fight MM2, Mind Control Device, Next part for Master Egg MK3."
Alexia: "I think this ranks for top priority."
Dragoshi: "Yea."
Leo: "Okay."
Scott: "I'm easy."
Traon: "I cast my vote on option number two."
Alexia: "Mind control device it is."
Mewtwo: "You may leave for the device, then." *Flips on the warp.* "Unless you have a different idea."
Digifanatic: "Sure... I don't want Hop being screwed around any more than what he already has been."
Dragoshi: "Yea. I'm gonna vote two."
Robot: "Caution--area is guarded with obsolete consumer models."
Alexia puts on her mask and enters the warp.
Dragoshi: "And, how powerful are these obsolete consumer models?" *Puts on breathing mask, and waits for response.*
Digifanatic: *masks up.*
Scott: "Whatever... I've just gotta bash up some bots after this latest bit with robots."
Traon puts his mask on and approaches the warp but then stops, looking back at the robot. "Robot, you're one of the first machines I have actually started to trust. Please don't disappoint me." He then goes on.
Robot: "Similar to me, except defeatable. And probably damaged."
Leo puts on his mask and walks into the warp.
Robot: "Do not trust that which you do not understand."
Metal Man (GM): He nods.
Traon: .oO(If that were the case, I can't trust anyone then...)
Dragoshi: "...I see. Thank you for the information. That means it'll prolly' have a weakspot from the damage it's taken, then... I hope."
Scott: "I never trust robots. No offense." *He heads for the warp with Roxy.*
Dragoshi: *Enters warp, seeing as he already has his mask on.*
Digifanatic: "And what if one of us suddenly became a robot, Scott?" *enters.*
Robot: "Improbable, no-longer-here Digi."
Douglas enters the warp too! >.>
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* The Questers appear before an... interesting area. Instead of appearing in front of a building of some sort, they appear atop a mountain.
Douglas: "Well this is interesting."
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
Dragoshi: "...Mhm."
Alexia: "Odd..."
Douglas: *Breath Masks!*
Metal Man (GM): There's a number of ruined buildings around, with no clear indication of where the device is.
Scott: "Nice view." Scott put his mask on before leaving also.
Douglas: "Split up?..."
Dragoshi: "...No."
Alexia: "...Should we split up?"
Dragoshi: "There might be some of those robots active."
Digifanatic: "Nah. Exactly."
Dragoshi: "And, even if they are defeatable, they still might retain a decent amount of their power."
Metal Man (GM): I'd describe the ruins, but they're all the same; burnt out foundations with grass growing out of the dirt around them.
Traon: "I'm just going to stick with the crowd."
Digifanatic: "Well, I say we should start heading down..."
Douglas: "...Wanna just go to that one?" *Points to the nearest one.*
Alexia: "Okay."
Dragoshi: "...Sure."
Scott: "Might as well."
Digifanatic: "Fair enough."
Traon: "Lead the way."
Douglas trots to the nearest ruin building...
Scott follows.
Alexia follows.
Metal Man (GM): It's been burnt down to the ground.
Dragoshi: *Followfollowfollow.*
Metal Man (GM): There are patterns in the ground. Strange symbols.
Scott: "What's that?"
Dragoshi: *Tries to read 'em...*
Douglas stomps one of the symbols. "Huh."
Metal Man (GM): The symbols have been carved into the stone.
Douglas takes pictures of them on his Dex.
Alexia: "So what'd you find?"
Dragoshi: "...They're measures for an incantation of some sort..."
Digifanatic: *dittos... that may be crucial.*
Alexia: "...Huh." *She takes a picture too... y'know, just in case.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same.* "...So, where to next?"
Digifanatic: "Is it possible to mention any details without actually saying the chant? Or spell, or whatever?"
Traon stands there keeping a eye out around them, ya know for anything suspicious.
Dragoshi: "...No. Prolly' not."
Scott sees the picture taking. "Might as well." He snaps a few shots of the symbols.
Douglas: "Well why don't you say them then, Dragoshi?"
Alexia: "... Because unknown spells equal bad?"
Digifanatic: "Cause they'll probably screw us in the long and/or short run."
Dragoshi: "...We have no damn idea on what kind of incantation this is."
Scott: "Uh, let's not chance it until we know what we're dealin' with here."
Dragoshi: "Aye. Seriously, though. Where to next?"
Traon shrugs and points so some random building. "Let's check there next."
Douglas shrugs.
Scott: "Right."
Digifanatic walks to another building that may have been a bit more spared...
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Follow.*
Scott follows Digi.
Digifanatic: *To the one Traon went to!*
Traon follows.
Alexia just follows.
Metal Man (GM): This one has some destroyed robots in it.
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks at them, trying to discern what their cause of destruction was.*
Scott picks them for anything salvageable.
Metal Man (GM): Looks like somebody tore it apart. They are partially salvageable. There are some parts.
Dragoshi: *Salvagesalvagesalvage.*
Alexia: "...Not a good omen."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Traon: "I don't like this place now..."
Metal Man (GM): That's it for this building.
Alexia: "Gee, this is fun."
Dragoshi: "...Mhm."
Traon: "Next building..."
Alexia: "Pick the right building, get a reward... Pick the wrong one, get a laser to the face." *She treks on.*
Dragoshi: "...Wrong."
Metal Man (GM): There's another building.
Dragoshi: "More like the crap kicked out of you, I bet." *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): In its ruins sits a metallic trap door... it's rusted shut.
Alexia gives it a good stiff kick.
Digifanatic steps clear of the door a bit...
Traon: "Ain't this exciting... he does the same, steps back."
Alexia: "Russian roulette time."
Digifanatic: "Oh?"
Metal Man (GM): It is bent, but not broken open.
Alexia: "Hmm..." *She bends down and knocks on the door.*
Traon looks at the door, looking to see if it could block... blood.
Alexia: "Anybody hoooome?"
Metal Man (GM): It's not water-tight. Also nobody is home--no one responds.
Alexia kicks it again.
Metal Man (GM): It's dented some more.
Digifanatic: "Well, another good blow and it's done... Just don't make your entire body encompass that blow."
Douglas: "Why not just open it?"
Traon: "Alexia, stand back please." He pulls out his weapon and tries to insert the blade between the door and closing area. "Anyone want to help? Try forcing it open this way."
Alexia gives it one more kick, right in the old breadbasket.
Traon: "Or that could work."
Metal Man (GM): It's dented... no open... but! Traon stabs it and realizes there's a layer of rust holding it shut.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Just need to slice it open.
Alexia: "... Oh, man, I think I broke my foot..."
Dragoshi: *Shoots the damn thing with his machinegun, somewhat annoyed.*
Scott: "Easy there, man."
Traon switches his weapon around to the blunt end and starts beating at the rusted part, hoping to break it off.
Metal Man (GM): It clatters open.
Alexia: *while wincing.* "Traon, I think you need to try something else."
Metal Man (GM): The pieces from the trapdoor fall down... it's a long way down.
Traon looks down the hole and then looks at Alexia. "Ladies first."
Alexia: "...I guess I should be flattered that the universe is trying to make me look like a moron." *She starts climbing down.*
Scott: "I'll follow for safety."
Dragoshi: *Followfollowfollow.*
Traon follows suit.
Scott heads down.
Metal Man (GM): The walls are smooth and slippery. Alexia slides on down.
Alexia: "Hey, I don't think these are climAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" *She scrabbles for a handhold.*
Scott: "Whoawhoawhoawhoawhoa!"
Dragoshi: "Ah, hayell..."
Traon: "And this is why I like long weapons!" he tries to stab into the wall as they fall and at the same time yelling, "Grab my legs and hold on!"
Digifanatic: *goes for the grab as he leaps down.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia barely grabs onto the edge.
Dragoshi: *Tries to do the same...*
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Traon slides down. His sword slows the fall.
Alexia tries to pull herself up.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia pulls herself out of the trapdoor-pit thing.
Alexia: *gasping.* "Okay... NOT a good idea."
Alexia looks around for a rope or something.
Traon grunts and just uses his weapon to slow the fall but keeps going...
Metal Man (GM): Alexia finds none nearby. Dragoshi is sliding down slowly as well, like Traon.
Dragoshi: *Well, if worst comes to worst.*
Scott tries like hell to stop himself from sliding.
Metal Man (GM): People going down see a floor coming up.
Scott: "Incoming floor!"
Douglas: "Um..."
Dragoshi: *Sliding down slowly.* "...Whee... So glad I'm slowing my descent."
Douglas jumps down, switching to wind form.
Traon: "Ok... Time to slow down some more..." he tries to apply more pressure to the wall with the blade of his naginata.
Douglas: "Weeeee!"
Alexia: "Oh no... I'm gonna hate myself for this later."
Digifanatic: *keeps trying to keep a grip with Traon.*
Dragoshi: *Tries to do the same...*
Alexia jumps back in to try and help the others.
Douglas is just sliding down.
Dragoshi: *On the further slow down thing, that is.*
Metal Man (GM): *A bit more falling later.* The Questers land inside... a completely dark room.
Douglas is just falling down.
Traon: "Anyone got a flashlight..."
Roxy floats down behind Alexia.
Scott: "Of all the times... why'd I forget that?"
Dragoshi: "I... have no idea."
Alexia: "...Does Roxy have lights?"
Traon: "You have a scooter thingy... Doesn't it have headlights?"
Scott: "Yeah."
Douglas crashes into the floor and reforms quickly. "Woo! That was fun."
Roxy: *Flips her headlight a couple times.*
Alexia bites her lip to avoid yelling in pain as she hits the ground with her foot momentarily.
Digifanatic: "That works."
Traon: "Douglas you're an idio---good job."
Dragoshi: *Looks around for any exits into other rooms.*
Metal Man (GM): Roxy's headlight allows limited vision. There isn't any easy exit from here yet, but there is... an absolute mess. Broken bottles, lab coats...
Dragoshi: "...God damn."
Metal Man (GM): Several busted computers... broken guns... Burnt notebooks.
Traon: "Add in a few skeletons and we have a lab."
Scott: "Hell's Bells..."
Metal Man (GM): The walls are cracked and pockmarked.
Douglas uses his eyes of truth.
Digifanatic: *searches for a light switch... this may be a bit risky in such a messy and dim room, but if it helps...*
Scott: "Looks like a fuckin' turkey shoot in here."
Metal Man (GM): Douglas attempts to do so... but then some strange psychokinetic phenomenon overwhelms his sight. Digi finds a switch and turn it on... The switch breaks off of the wall. And there's no power.
Digifanatic: "Holy crap."
Douglas flips out.
Metal Man (GM): The light soon comes to the door. There's... a wrought-iron door, with a dead man's skeleton in a pose as if it clawed at it before it died. It's been bent out of shape... it won't open easily.
Alexia picks up a notebook and looks through it.
Dragoshi: "That... is somewhat disconcerting."
Scott: "Let me have a look." *He takes a look at the door to discern if it can still be opened by regular means.*
Douglas: "Something hidden is nearly blinding my eyes..."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Seriously?"
Douglas: "Yes..."
Dragoshi: "...Odd."
Traon: "Well if the door doesn't open by any normal means, we can try and pry it open."
Scott: "I've got that covered."
Metal Man (GM): The door is openable (normally) by turning a doorknob.
Douglas: o.O
Scott opens it.
Metal Man (GM): But! There are two doors, and they're jammed into one another. Douglas would continue to be overwhelmed by blue light.
Douglas: "It's just this massive blue light."
Scott yanks on it to no avail.
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Odd."
Scott: "Time to break it down."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Scott: "Guess we're doin' this the hard way." Scott then rears back and slams the door with his guitar to break it down.
Metal Man (GM): It shatters like a bunch of toothpicks. It's especially brittle now, as it seems to be... old.
Scott: "Ba-zing."
Dragoshi: "...Right."
Scott then walks through with Roxy at his side shining her light ahead.
Dragoshi: *Advance.*
Traon follows.
Digifanatic: *heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): Ahead is a blasted laboratory. A big tube was blasted apart, and many scientists were killed here.
Scott: "...CSI would have a heyday in here."
Dragoshi: "..."
Traon: "I really don't like this." he gets a firmer grip on his weapon.
Scott: "I liked the show."
Dragoshi: "...I wonder what that tube contained...?" *Pulls out machinegun, readies a charge...*
Metal Man (GM): Also, two robots sit in lab chairs by the sides of a door ahead.
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, if VC picked up Howdy Doody, they'd certainly pick up CSI... especially when Townshend supplies the theme songs.)
Dragoshi: *Checks if they are beatable, damaged robots.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi can't tell if they're alive or not. The tube has a sort of 'pedestal' in it. Something expensive must have sat on top of it.
Digifanatic: "Heh, Scott, I imagine you did as soon as you found out they used Who songs."
Scott: "...Yeah... well..."
Traon approaches the pedestal to get a better look at it.
Metal Man (GM): It has a whole ton of electrodes in it.
Digifanatic: "Anyways... That could be it..."
Scott: "Right."
Dragoshi: "...It could. Then again it might not be."
Metal Man (GM): It's a pedestal. Whatever plugged into it is gone.
Traon: "I have no idea what these are, so I'll leave it for someone who is better suited. I'll go inspect those robots to make sure they don't come alive on us." he cautiously and silently approaches the robots to get a better look at their condition.
Scott: "Please do."
Metal Man (GM): There's a path of destruction from it leading on ahead, but the robots appear to be sitting so as to block the way ahead.
Dragoshi: *Follows Traon, carefully...*
Digifanatic: *cautiously follows but somewhat keeps his distance.*
Metal Man (GM): They appear to be intact, but currently turned off. No one can tell what would activate them, if anything. There are a few holes in them.
Digifanatic: "Well, just don't touch them."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Traon: "My thoughts exactly."
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is a simple locked iron door with a doorknob. Not wrought-iron, though. A solid sheet of it.
Digifanatic sees if there's any way to maneuver around them...
Metal Man (GM): They both appear to be staring at the door.
Traon: "I get the feeling we wont be able to avoid a fight... Let's pray those things don't activate when we try to go to the door."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Scott: "Y'know... Why not just bash em' now and then go to the door?"
Dragoshi: "...These things may be weaker than the one that destroyed half a damn city, but they're prolly' still pretty damn strong, yanno."
Scott: "I'd rather be safe than sorry."
Traon: "I agree... But if they can just be disabled without the chance of them activating, that would be safer."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Metal Man (GM): The robots continue sitting, dimly illuminated by Roxy's headlight.
Traon: "I say we just make a mighty swing and cut off their heads..."
Scott: "I'm game."
Traon: "Who wants to take the honor?"
Dragoshi: "...And risk getting killed?"
Scott whips out his Moderne without hesitation.
Dragoshi: "I thought you just sai-Gah."
Traon: "Well, if the idea works, we wont have to worry about them activating."
Dragoshi: *Still has charge up, just in case.*
Douglas coughs and heads away from them.
Traon: "One stroke is better than beating up them up..."
Douglas: "Go ahead!" *As he is a very safe distance away.*
Scott: "Time for my home run special."
Traon: "Aim for the center of their necks. Do it fast enough we may get them both before one activates."
Scott rears back, aims for the neck centers, and swings with all his might with a resounding battlecry. "BALLBREAKER!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit... *CLANG* It falls over. Nothing happens. The armor ate the hit, but it isn't counter-attacking.
Scott: "Dead."
Digifanatic: "Okay... I say go for the door."
Metal Man (GM): Its gaze is now fixed on a wall to the left.
Dragoshi: "...Now, do the same to the other one." >_>
Digifanatic: "Oh, sorry."
Traon: "I'll take this one."
Scott: "Have at it."
Traon just makes a strong stroke with his weapon at the things neck center.
Douglas walks halfway back to them...
Metal Man (GM): It also falls over, now staring at the floor.
Scott walks up to the door.
Dragoshi: "..." *Still has charge ready, walks up, and tries to open the door.*
Traon props his weapon on his shoulder and approaches the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door is locked, and made of iron. It has a doorknob and a keyhole.
Scott: "Should I work up another breakjob?"
Dragoshi: "Sure."
Traon: "Well I'm guessing we should have searched for a key..."
Scott: "A little late..."
Traon: "While you guys deal with busting it down, I'll return and look for a key, 'aight?"
Scott: "Sure... Have fun."
Traon turns and heads back to start searching for a key of some sort.
Scott flips his guitar around and then sizes up the door.
Metal Man (GM): ... in the dark! The door is sorta-thick, but not intended to hold back serious opposition.
Traon shrugs and goes back. "I got nothin'."
Scott: "Good enough."
Douglas: "You know, if we ever find a door made of ranch, or chips or something... you better have me with you."
Douglas walks back up to them again.
Scott taps on it a couple times... Then he backs up and prepares to swing. He then flings it forward with a resounding slam.
Metal Man (GM): The door cracks open, then explodes apart. However... the way ahead is blocked by a massive pile of metallic debris.
Traon: "Hey, he busted a door down. What have you all done with your lives to meet up with that?"
Scott: "Looks like there's some debris to clear up still. Any takers? I seem to be doing all the work here."
Traon: "Sure, allow me. Unless Dragoshi wishes to try something."
Digifanatic: "I'll help..."
Traon: "Or Digi."
Digifanatic: *Checks if the parts be picked up and moved around.*
Metal Man (GM): They're stuck in place.
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Scott: "Need grenades? I got some extras for the trip."
Digifanatic: "I have two... But you don't know if this ceiling'll cave in on us. What with all the destruction..."
Scott: "Doesn't look like we have much choice."
Dragoshi: *Just waits...*
Traon: "Or do we?"
Digifanatic: "Well, let's see..."
Scott: "Any other options and I'll be open to."
Digifanatic starts off by slamming into the pile with a round of Celestial Fury...
Traon: "Some of my attacks have a blast radius, minus the explosion."
Metal Man (GM): Digi blasts a few pieces out... ow... he just flew directly into jagged metal debris...
Scott: "That's gonna hurt."
Traon approaches the pile and sweeps his weapon up to form his Crimson Wave, in a hope to blast the debris.
Metal Man (GM): Traon knocks some more out. But there's a lot more where that came from.
Digifanatic: *STABBITY* "Ooh, yikes... Eh, nothing much..."
Scott: "I'd use my "T.N.T." move but it's got an explosive radius that's pretty big."
Traon: "Oh! I got an idea."
Dragoshi: "...Yes?"
Scott: "Shoot."
Digifanatic: "Go for it."
Traon stabs his weapon into the debris and then twists it to try and form a hole of some sort.
Metal Man (GM): Traon pries it open and dig a hole into it. It's big enough to crawl through.
Traon: "Not what I had in mind, but this works."
Digifanatic: "Not too shabby."
Dragoshi: "Yea. Pretty good, actually."
Douglas taps his chin.
Scott: "Spiffy."
Traon: "I was going to make a hole and stick a grenade in it... It would be a contained explosion."
Douglas backs away again...
Traon: "Minus the fact of shrapnel and debris flying everywhere." *He crawls through the hole he made.*
Scott: "Good idea."
Digifanatic: *crawls.*
Dragoshi: *crawcrawcrawl.*
Scott crawls through.
Traon: "This is what I get for eating babies and chewing on razor blades..."
Digifanatic: "WHAT?!!!"
Traon: "Got ya." *He laughs as he goes through.*
Scott: "..."
Digifanatic: "Phew!"
Scott: "That's--nevermind..."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(*Mental chuckle*)
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches the other side.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... let's just keep going."
Douglas moves through to the other side also.
Roxy: *stays behind.*
Metal Man (GM): Here, there is... a small, cramped room.
Dragoshi: *Looks for exits.*
Metal Man (GM): Among a bunch of dead bodies and robot skeletons sits a single man, wearing a strange device on his head. He speaks in multiple voices.
Dragoshi: *Still has a charge readied.* "...?"
???: "What brings you here? I have been waiting for you. What time is it? I should check my email."
Scott: "Whoa, that ain't natural."
Digifanatic: "Okay..."
Dragoshi: "...wow. Talk about higher level schizophrenia." o_o
Traon: "Imagine that. He has four different things going on in that head of his."
???: "I haven't seen people-- you will die soon. But I haven't even eaten lunch yet! Lunch for you? Hah. Really, why are they here?"
Dragoshi: "..."
???: "Oh... right." He hits himself in the head and suddenly speaks in one voice.
Dragoshi: "...Much better."
???: "...What do you want here? My email is... lunch... die... why."
Scott: "Uh, you alright there?"
Dragoshi: "So anyway... You are?"
???: "No... I am an experimental... lunch... time... bringing."
Dragoshi: "...Experimental...?"
Traon: "Hungry?" he pulls out his walnut and offers it.
???: "Ye-no-ye-no-eeeeeh! ...This helmet is the Quantum Controller. Using it, my multiple personalities become one. That, and unknown side effects... lunch... dinner... time... death!"
Dragoshi: "I see. That HAS to be annoying."
Douglas: "Umm... Do you know where we can find one of those that just... block out all but one personality?"
Traon leans over to Dragoshi and whispers. "And this is what our mission is. We need to get that."
???: "What are you... clown... monkey... explosive? ...This can do that... but... it's mine!"
Dragoshi: "...Seriously, though. Who ARE you?"
Douglas: "Oh. Wonderful... So why don't you use THAT function, instead of mixing them all together?"
???: "This." He reaches up with one hand, and his other hand slaps it away.
Dragoshi: "...Yea. That's what I'm wondering, actually."
Digifanatic: "I kinda thought so."
???: "Only one can control, but all are me in a way. ...You must be wondering... 'why all the death'? They... didn't program it right. My bad side got control."
Scott: "That's a bummer."
Traon: "Oh boy... This won't turn out good."
???: "And if you take this away from me... it might get control again... only this time... it's personal."
Douglas: "Huh. Everyone's got a bad side. 'cept me, of course..."
Dragoshi: "...Personal?"
Digifanatic: "I can't say I have a huge bad side, either... Only when it's necessary..."
Traon: .oO("Well this outta be fun..." 'Get it.' "Bloody hell?") He rubs his head and then scratches it. "What was that?"
Digifanatic: "Huh--wha?"
Dragoshi: "...?"
Traon: "Man, now I'm hearing voices in my head, but no matter. What are we going to do?"
Dragoshi: .oO(Peculiar. I wonder how it'd work for one who's sanity has partially suffered... Eh.)
???: "I sense you want this. You will have to prove yourself first. ...A massive machine blocks my way out."
Dragoshi: "...In battle, I presume? ...Wait. machine? What's it look like?"
???: "Yes."
Traon: "Well, we've cleared everything up until this room... If that's what you mean."
???: "No, no. It's larger than any of those."
Scott: "It is?"
???: "Yes."
Traon: "Where is this machine?"
Douglas: "And what are your names?"
???: "Over there."
Metal Man (GM): He points to a door in the wall.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the door.* "Beyond the door?"
???: "My names are names you cannot understand. Yes."
Traon looks in the direction he points.
Douglas: "Then what can WE call you?"
Dragoshi: "What's it look like anyway, aside from it being massive?"
???: "I am to remain... unknown. It's tall, and strong. But it has an exposed power source."
Douglas: "Hrm. Fine, your name to me is Unknown."
Traon: "This guy reminds me of most of my second job employers... They give me a mission, and they tell me nothing of themselves..."
???: "It is that way. Destroy it and I give you this..."
Scott: "So U, what's the gig?"
???: "Destroy the robot."
Scott: "Good enough."
Traon: "Sounds easy enough. I take pleasure in these kinda things."
Dragoshi: .oO(Exposed power source...? I'll be sure to use that to my advantage.)
Scott: "You too, eh? A fellow despiser of robots?"
Traon: "Not just robots my friend."
Scott: "Cyborgs?"
Traon: "Machines in general. Except for means of travel and communication. But I grow tired of ranting about it."
Scott: "Ah."
Digifanatic: "Well... I say we take out that... whatever."
Traon: "I second that."
Scott: "Just curious... Would Roxy be in that list? She's a scooter with an AI, y'know?"
Traon: "You know, good question... I'm unsure on that. I don't have any beef against SIMBER or Nova... I can't explain that either..."
Scott: "I'm just being cautious. I wouldn't want her thrashed. She's the closest to a robot that I can handle. My sidekick, y'know."
Traon heads towards the door.
Scott: *Ahem.* "Anyway..."
Scott heads to the door.
Dragoshi: *Well, lessee... Drag's got his machinegun ready, he has a charge up... So, yes. He shall head towards the door.*
Traon: "And don't worry Scott, Roxy will be spared my wrath, rest assured."
Digifanatic: *goes for the door.*
Scott: "I appreciate that. She's the next female, or at least female-esque thing, next to my girlfriend, in my life."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk near the door, feel a strange sensation... ...And appear inside the X-zone.
Douglas: *OH crap?*
Dragoshi: *Woahly shit. Pistol then.*
Metal Man (GM): This area is... not what he said.
Traon: "Why do I get the feeling we were duped..."
Scott: "Whoa, that's weird."
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Traon: .oO("I need to start acting on my instincts more often." '...' "Ok what the hell...") He makes a grunt and looks over at Dragoshi. "When this mission is over... I need to have a talk with Mewtwo..."
Scott: "Welcome to the X-Zone... Population... insanity."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Traon: "It better be just the X-zone making the random voices... But strange enough it didn't happen last time I was here." He shrugs. "It's probably just me being delusional again."
Metal Man (GM): Today's location is... a flying ship?
Dragoshi: "...Nice place."
Metal Man (GM): What the Questers see is rather... twisted. They're in the bridge. Metal is flying the ship.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..."
Scott: "Metal?"
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Metal Man: "Ah, hello. We're on our way to..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal stares at everyone. "...Uh... who are the other people with you, Digi?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(This is odd.)
Scott: "Uh... It's me... Scott... Scott Gibson, ring any bells?"
Traon: "..." oO(I never even knew the guy in the first place!)Oo.
Digifanatic: "Me? What's making you looking at me first?"
Dragoshi: *Whispers to the others.* "Seeing as this is... Possibly a different reality, I suggest making stuff up for now. 'Cept you, Digi."
Digifanatic: "Holy crap, these are your fellow Questers, Metal..." *He snaps his fingers at Metal.* *To Metal.* "You okay?"
Dragoshi: *Facepalm.* .oO(You DUMBASS.) *Whispers to Digi.* "Are you DEAF?"
Digifanatic: "No..."
Traon whispers over to Dragoshi. "I'm just going to stay quiet..."
Digifanatic: "You told me to not make stuff up, I'm just trying to make sure he's alright..."
Metal Man: "...That's odd... where's Yurie? And Star Steel? And the others?"
Digifanatic: "But, yeah, alternate universe..."
Dragoshi: *mutters to self.* "...I should've reiterated-Nevermind. I'm just gonna take more headache meds." *Does so.*
Scott: "Uh..."
Dragoshi: "...who?" ?_?
Digifanatic: "They're a bunch of Questers that I knew of before you guys came here..."
Metal Man: "...I believe it is you who are alternate." *He looks outside the window, at the air above what appears to be Nintendus.* "The MMS is functioning perfectly."
Scott: .oO(I've heard that name Yurie before.)
Dragoshi: "Ahhh... But, the problem here is..."
Scott: "MMS?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Wait a minute...)
Dragoshi: "How are we so sure that none of us are alternates to another alterna-Sod it. It'll all end in confusion."
Digifanatic: "Well, I wasn't there during that period..."
Metal Man: "Mobile Melee Stadium."
Digifanatic: "Ah, alright... right."
Metal Man: "Now... Digi. Ralg should be around. Isn't he?"
Scott: "Oh, right... Forgot about that."
Metal Man (GM): He's beginning to get a strange expression on his face.
Metal Man: "Something is wrong... I know it."
Digifanatic: "I've... never really been on the MMS before. I returned a bit after that period."
Dex: "That is because no MMS has ever existed."
Metal Man takes out his dex. "...Yours talks automatically? Huh?"
Digifanatic: "Well, sometimes it does that..."
Scott: "Neither have I. I didn't finally come around until far later."
Dragoshi: "Same."
Metal Man (GM): The ship suddenly shakes, as a large object flies by the ship.
Digifanatic: "Hang on."
Dragoshi: "...Oh hayell."
Metal Man (GM): The ship goes to rotate and... items fall off of nearby desks.
Scott: "Whoa! What was that?"
Metal Man: "...The sensors say... PURE ENERGY???"
Dragoshi: "...wut?" o_o
Metal Man: "Hm... a pocket dimension... wait a minute... that's what just flew by a moment ago..."
Scott: "Not cool... And Roxy is still back IRL."
Digifanatic: "Pocket dimension?!"
Metal Man: "...It appears that is the cause of this."
Dragoshi: "Peculiar."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* *BLAM.*
Scott: "Damn!"
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off left and right.
Computer: "Intruder in deck 7. Isolating the area."
Metal Man (GM): Doors slam down left and right.
Metal Man: "I'm afraid you're going to help me... whoever you all are who are with Digi."
Dragoshi: *So damn glad he has a charge readied.*
Digifanatic: "Well, Metal, consider these some of your future comrades."
Metal Man: *Looks at Digi oddly.* "...Since when did you speak intelligently? ...No yellow submarine either..."
Digifanatic: "Hey, I'm older now. I've learned..."
Metal Man: "Hey, you're right. This photo doesn't match." *He gets up and goes to walk somewhere... a metallic blast door slams down.*
Traon: "Lets go before I decide to start listening to the random voices."
Dragoshi: "..." *Has pistol ready, charge up...*
Metal Man (GM): The entire ship shakes again.
Metal Man: "Curses. All my death weapons are worthless. Could you break down this door? Then we can find out what's going on here."
Dragoshi: "...Have any non-death weapo-...'K."
Scott: "I'm the best door buster here."
Dragoshi: "Aye."
Traon: "Apparently I make holes."
Digifanatic: "Alright... Metal, just... if you see me launching crazy stuff, don't be surprised at some of the moves I have learned. Time can do that for you."
Scott heads toward the door and for the third time in one mission rears back and blasts the door with a heavy swing.
Traon: "Alright it's official now. I'm no longer a janitor for hire... I'm not a hitman for hire."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Metal Man: "What the... " *He stares at the Questers again.* "You have the power of 10 of my Questers!"
Dragoshi: "...10?"
Metal Man: "I couldn't even -dent- that door."
Dragoshi: "Pfft. Wait 'till ya see me in action." >_>
Traon: "What a depressomg age you live in."
Scott: "Is it that obvious?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, yeah. You'll be meeting quite a good musician in that guy..." .oO(SCREWED UP...)
Metal Man (GM): He walks ahead... leading the Questers down a strangely obsolete-looking corridor. Old-fashioned metal sliding doors... analog switches... lightbulbs...
Scott follows.
Digifanatic: *walks down.*
Traon follows as well.
Dragoshi: *Followfollowfollow.*
Metal Man (GM): The group reaches another door, which has been partially destroyed. Metal walks over it and into... a large area. Clearly, an arena.
Dragoshi: *Pistol ready, charge ready, looks around.* "...Nice place."
Scott: "The old school stadium I take it?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers wander in... there are 9 shadowy men standing in the stands.
Metal Man: "Old? This is brand new!"
???-1: Look at those worthless lower-order beings.
Scott: "...Err... Uh, yeah."
Digifanatic: "Remember, Scott, this is before you came here..."
Scott: "Long before."
???-3: "They don't belong here, definitely."
???-1: "What do you mean? Everything is according to plan."
Metal Man (GM): They speak among one another, seemingly ignoring the Questers.
Scott: "Uh... Who are those dudes?"
???-5: "You should look more closely. Have you seen people like that before?"
Scott points.
Dragoshi: "..." *Motions for the others to be quiet.*
Traon is already quiet.
Metal Man: "I don't know... the other Questers killed some monsters they sent... and now these guys are just standing in my stadium?"
Scott: "Looks like..."
???-2: "Look at them speak so primitively. I wonder if we should talk to them."
???-1: "They dare not make any speech towards us. Like it matters?"
???-3: "Not like they'll ever stop us, anyway."
Dragoshi: "..."
Scott: "Well, when all else fails..."
Dragoshi: *Approaches them.* "Ahem..."
???-6: "One of them speaks at us."
Scott yells up to the dudes, "HEY!"
???-1: "I guess we should tell them their doom."
Scott: "You guys wanna tell us what you're doin' here."
Dragoshi: "Primitively? Hmph. Like you talk any more differently."
???-1: "...We are the ten wisemen."
???-3: "God's wise men, even."
???-7: "You are vastly inferior to us."
Scott: "Wise guys, eh?"
Dragoshi: "...I'll be the one to judge THAT."
Traon: "Great, more pompous fools. Reminds me of that damn Cornelius Monk dude."
Scott: "Do me a favor and flaunt your 'higher knowledge' to someone else."
???-4: "You cannot possibly defeat us."
???-3: "For we are all-powerful."
Dragoshi: "You see..."
???-8: "Meet the tenth wise man and die."
Scott: "I ain't askin' to defeat you guys. I'm just tryin' to figure this shit out."
Metal Man: "I'm lost, too. Why do they care about wrecking a silly space ship like ours?"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Dragoshi: "For all I know, you could just be nothing more than mere hollow shells of ex-..."
Scott: "So, --Dammit. What's the deal with you 'wise-guys'. You here for a reason?"
???-1: "You will find out... eventually..."
Scott: "I figured as much."
Metal Man (GM): A strange man emerges from the door. A door which has exploded off to your left.
Dragoshi: "...That was to be expected, in all honesty. Almost no one's ever direct with answers."
Scott: "Yikes!"
Metal Man (GM): He wears a white robe and has fiery red hair. Strangely, he looks... crazily angry.
Dragoshi: "And, most tim-Ugh."
Metal Man (GM): ...And for some reason he glows with evil energy.
Scott: "What's with this shit?!"
Digifanatic: "Holy crap."
???-10: "You are to be destroyed. You are a threat to our calculations."
Dragoshi: "More imbeciles to destroy. ..."
???-2: "...But... wait. You killed the Questers. Who are these people?"
Dragoshi: "I, really don't care about these cockamamie calculations of yours..."
???-10: "I do not know. I must destroy them before they ruin our control."
Scott: "Nobody really."
???-10: "Now... hear my name and be in fear." He raises a purple barrier.
Indalaceo: "For I am... Indalaceo."
Traon: "Who cares?"
Dragoshi: *Has a charge up... And, add to it that guy is so damn lucky he can't use the Vendetta Machinegun.*
Scott: "Be in fear? Indalaceo? Who the hell cares, man?"
Dragoshi: "...That is a crappy name."
Digifanatic: *stays quiet.*
Indalaceo: "You dare mock my name? You shall die first."
Traon: "So is Helldusk, but you don't see me complaining."
Dragoshi: "...That's a last name, you sodding moron."
Indalaceo: "You... infidels... shall learn the same lesson the others did."
Scott: "Infidels? Whatever, man."
Dragoshi: "...No. I shall make sure your death will be especially gruesome..."
Indalaceo: "For I have destroyed entire planets... galaxies... anything that got in my way."
Traon: "I'm going to start writing down these 'threatening' lines from our enemies. Maybe one day we can look back and laugh at their cockiness."
Dragoshi: "For people such as you... Are nothing in the end."
Indalaceo: "You shall see otherwise... I know you primitive people often fight via a duel. So... it shall be."
Metal Man (GM): He raises his hand and you're all on Final Destination, facing him.
Indalaceo: "Show me what you have... fools..."
Dragoshi: "After all, people claiming the same things as you have come and gone... All proven wrong. But, it matters not."
Scott: "You're on fuck-stick."
Indalaceo: "You cannot possibly comprehend my wrath."
Scott: "Blah, blah, blah..."
Dragoshi: "..." *Lessee how that barrier withstands a dewmpistol of charged death...*
Traon coughs lightly.
Scott: "'Comprehend my wrath'...Who's this freak think he is?" *to Traon.*
Traon: "Someone who thinks he can play a servant of 'God' or something or another."
Indalaceo: "Do not question my powers... I will erase you for such blasphemy."
Dragoshi: "...I see you can move rather fast... Though, that is nothing compared to my agility."
Scott: "Again... You're nothin' but talk, jackass."
Metal Man (GM): It is around now, that Aetos appears, sans Frozen Hatred.
Douglas: *Kaboom?*
Indalaceo: "You are nothing more than a foolish mortal. Your words are no match for my raw power. This is strange... mortals with the speed of Gods... has something gone awry that I could not predict?"
Dragoshi: "..." *He aims the pistol o' DEAAAAAAAAATH at Indalaceo and it fires out a mighty blast of flame at 'im!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Drag then...* *Fires an amethyst shard!*
Indalaceo: "Hmph." *He blocks it with a purple barrier.*
Dragoshi: "...Meh."
Scott leaps into action with dual guitars in hand and flips into the fight with a double downward "Shake your Foundations", followed up with a stunning swing, and last but not least he... conserves his leftover energy?
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. He's a cheaparse who raises a shield both times.
Indalaceo: "Now... die."
Metal Man (GM): He raises a hand... and 6 asteroids fall from the sky at Dragoshi. Who is hit by them all.
Dragoshi: *...He survived that, unsurprisingly.* "...You DO know you just made things worse for yourself, right?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Actually, he probably doesn't.)
Indalaceo: "It is you who are in a worse position. You cannot possibly defeat me."
Dragoshi: "Oh, how little you know..."
Indalaceo: "That is wrong. I know all. You know nothing."
Dragoshi: "You have yet to prove that to me. Therefore, I shall consider it that you are a liar, and I am merely stating my opinion."
Dragoshi: "...Now, you shall see what I mean." *He pulls out the Fel Contract, signs it, and, bam! The whole shebang of lightning and stuff strikes Dragoshi causing him to collapse into a heap on the ground as...*
Liche Helldusk: *As the whole dewmful armor covers him, he gets up cricking his neck.* "Now, as I was saying..."
Indalaceo: "Ha ha ha ha. Nice show, but you are mistaken in your power."
Liche Helldusk: "No, I believe you are."
Indalaceo: "You fight with words alone; I fight with planet-destroying might."
Liche Helldusk: "...That failed to destroy me so far." *Lets out a raspy chuckle.*
Julian: *And that's when Julian makes his grand entrance! With a grand hacking cough, Julian stumbles out of a suddenly-appearing warp, not wearing his trademark fedora for once. Julian coughs into his fist once more as he takes his place by his fellow Questers and offers a feeble wave.* "Yo."
Scott: "Welcome to the fight." .oO(You always seem to appear in the right place at the time of a fight.)
Digifanatic: "And hello."
Scott: "'Bout time you showed up. Your cold finally broke I take it."
Indalaceo: "You send ill people to fight me? I laugh at your worthless reasoning capabilities."
Julian: "Replaces itself wit' pneumonia... but I'm good, I can fight." *Julian breaks into another coughing fit at this, directing his body's rage at his fist once again.*
Scott: "Yeesh, just keep it away from me, man."
Julian: "Pneumonia ain't contagee-ous ya idjit. Anyway." *Julian reaches into his vest! Going for the weapons early today...* "Lesee what I got for whoever that is over there..." *Julian's got a light tube! Florescent and DEADLY! Let's see if we can crack it over Indy's head.* *OH YEAH!*
Digifanatic: .oO(That man can do anything out of whatever he sees...)
Metal Man (GM): CRIT.
Julian follows up by slipping on his Brass Knux and punching Indy in the face! Twice! Hooray violence!* *Or not. Julian's suddenly struck by another coughing fit and his punches miss the mark.*
Metal Man (GM): His field blocks them. He looks... angry.
Julian coughs into his fist some more and backs up to the group, conserving his leftover energy.
Indalaceo: "How dare you challenge me... those other Questers fell like trees to the axe."
Scott: "Time to get physical." *He leaps at Indalaceo with a triple "Ballbreaker" wielding both guitars.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit.
Indalaceo: "You should not be able to hit me... this is clearly misalignment in our calculations."
Scott: "We're like that."
Liche Helldusk: "...Not really. Maybe you just suck."
Julian: *cough cough cold* D:
Indalaceo: "It is about time I... erased you."
Metal Man (GM): He raises a hand, and... suddenly there are 7 stars in the sky... even though it's daylight... And they form a cross.
Indalaceo: "Southern Cross."

Liche Helldusk: .oO(...) "A cross? ...Well, that's just grand."
Metal Man (GM): They fire an intersecting beam, which comes down at Scott.
Scott: "Shit!"
Metal Man (GM): *ULTRA DEATHRAY.*
Douglas rips out with the Ancient Pike that Glows Weird. It glows orange as he slowly mutters, "Chaaaoooss..." and soon... "SPEAR!!" the pike unleashes a powerful burst of chaos energy that flies at Inda in the form of a large bird, then crashes into him. Then he fires off 4 darts of wind energy.
Digifanatic just goes for the quickest sets of blows he can pull off of on this crazy boss... Fire Punch, Running Charge, and then Golf Club... after launching an Icy Kick he saves up energy and guards Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss hit. More Questers warp in, and others back off to recover from the damage Indalaceo has done.
Indalaceo: "Why do you persist in this futile battle? I am beyond foes such as you."
Alexia: "I think the past generations of Questers would disagree."
Liche Helldusk: "...And I am beyond idiocy such as yours, now die in your rightful place." *Drag concentrates, as...*
Leo Crayson: "I... ummm... who are you?"
Alexia looks over at Dragoshi. "..."
Indalaceo: "I have killed the past generation. You are clearly not from this time." He wears a white robe with a golden liner, and has fiery red hair.
Liche Helldusk: *And, a Black Dog pops up, charging at Indalaceo, in a mad attempt to knock him over like a church door.*
Scott: "Quit actin' like some stupid ass red-headed step-child."
Liche Helldusk: "...Well, he DOES have the red hair."
Metal Man (GM): He blocks them both, laughing.
Indalaceo: "You are in no position to insult me, insect."
Alexia noticeably shivers upon looking at Dragoshi before turning back to the battle. "Are we in a position to bury you six feet under, then?"
Scott: "Insect? Pfft... As if insults like that'd piss me off."
Liche Helldusk: "...Hmph. Insect am I? At least I am not a mere parasite. You merely have dumb luck on your side."
Scott defends and conserves his remaining energy.
Indalaceo: "So... you refuse to yield in the face of superior power? Fine, then. Be obliterated... DIVINE WAVE!"
Scott: .oO(Uh-oh...)
Liche Helldusk: *Apathetic. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): Red energy flies in all directions, as a wave. It threatens to do some nasty damage to everyone.
Liche Helldusk: *Drag, instead of dancing... Puts up a demonic aura?* "...Pitiful."
Leo Crayson: "...My life as a Quester is a never ending torrent of PAIN washing over me like a warm wave of DEATH!!"
Darkdata: "...Could be worse."
Metal Man (GM): All hit but Dragoshi. It drains people's energy.
Alexia, still shaken from seeing Dragoshi in his lich form, takes the hit. "Aaaagh!"
Leo Crayson: "GAHHHHHH!!!"
Darkdata: *Haste.*
Dragoshi: "...Meh."
Metal Man (GM): It knocks those it hit 3 feet from Indalaceo, making them 5 feet away from him.
Digifanatic: *BAM* "Oh boy..."
Traon grunts and then smiles. "Oh you can't avoid me." Then hetakes hold of his naginata and swings it around in one mighty charged swing at his head.
Metal Man (GM): He laughs and blocks it.
Liche Helldusk: "...You lucked out that time."
Indalaceo: "Your words are about as true as all your others."
Liche Helldusk: "Your lack of intelligence is amusing to me." *Lets out a raspy, hiss-like chuckle.*
Alexia: "..."
Digifanatic is a bit ticked off but he'll go along with what he's dealt... he moves forward 3 feet and lets an Icy Kick rip on Indalaceo... then he retreats and guards... Scott this time.
Metal Man (GM): He blocks Digi too.
Indalaceo: "Bow before the true master of the universe."
Liche Helldusk: "...More dumb luck."
Alexia: "...Dragoshi?"
Liche Helldusk: *Raises an eyebrow.* "...Hmm?"
Alexia: "Please... don't use that form again."
Liche Helldusk: "...Sorry. I can't guarantee that."
Indalaceo: "Demons are no match for my holy might."
Liche Helldusk: "Your holy might has failed to slay me."
Alexia runs forwards 2 feet, Mindblasts Incendialo, then switches to a quick Psy Needle.
Indalaceo: "I know the nature of the curse... you shall kill yourself. Not I!"
Liche Helldusk: "...At this rate... You shall-...So what? I know what shall happen. It is the only thing that is preventing me from being corrupted by it."
Alexia accidentally whips both of them off-course with shaking hands.
Liche Helldusk: "Consider yourself lucky."
Indalaceo: "Your corruption is your weakness, fool!"
Liche Helldusk: "...Oh, how sadly mistaken you are."
Indalaceo: *Has a single bead of sweat on his forehead from blocking so many attacks.* "...You dare attempt to pass my powers... you shall burn from my light."
Alexia: "...Hmf."
Traon: "The only thing your light is burning is the cockroaches that feed beneath your feet."
Leo Crayson: "Take this!!!" *forms a bolt of lightning and hurls it at Indalaceo.*
Liche Helldusk: "You are but a mere fool."
Alexia: "The light is only as strong as its user... and you are quite weak in that aspect."
Liche Helldusk: "I can sense that you are starting to tire."
Alexia has an odd, cocky half-smile on her face.
Metal Man (GM): He blocks that as well.
Indalaceo: "Keep on trying... it shall do you no good."
Leo Crayson: "Damn, what's with this guy?"
Liche Helldusk: "...My time has come." *Drag, going for broke on this life...* *A tarantula and a par of scythes. How DEWMFUL.* >:O
Metal Man (GM): CRIT. The first one hits due to Daze.
Scott sees that his last endeavor to hold some energy and unleash all hell failed so now he slings his SG and opts for his Moderne. He kicks into a solid heavy metal tune followed by a solo where he flies along fret after fret until he gains the friction burn to spawn a double dose of screamo flaming skullz-o-death!
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit.
Scott: "HEATSEEKER!"
Metal Man (GM): He stares angrily as Scott hist him with that second attack there.
Alexia: "Good show, Scott."
Indalaceo: "None may destroy me."
Scott: "Heh, like we listen. You'll get blown away by my show."
Liche Helldusk: "Oh, shut up and let us accelerate your goddamn death."
Indalaceo: "Infidels cannot defeat me."
Leo Crayson: "Just shut up."
Digifanatic: "Exactly..."
Indalaceo: "...You should be careful what you say to a God..."
Digifanatic: *gulp.*
Leo Crayson: "You're no God..."
Metal Man (GM): He silently causes a MASSIVE explosion directly in Leo, Dragoshi, and Scott's faces.
Liche Helldusk: *Apathy.*
Digifanatic: *goes to take Scott's blow!*
Metal Man (GM): It's so big it just hits Digi as well as Scott. It also blinds people.
Liche Helldusk: *Invincible. Bastaches.* "...Was that supposed to do anything?"
Digifanatic: *(BLEEP)*
Darkdata: "This is why you don't taunt the enemy guys." *Makes a -_- face.*
Leo Crayson: *gets blown the FUCK up.*
Indalaceo: "That... is not good enough."
Scott: "FUCK! My eyes!!"
Metal Man (GM): He glows fiery red and thrusts a fist into the air.
Liche Helldusk: *Takes it in stride...*
Metal Man (GM): Then he thrusts another.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... you think you have it bad? You weren't supposed to take that hit..."
Indalaceo: "Double... Cross!"
Liche Helldusk: "...hm?"
Digifanatic: "That's screwed up..."
Alexia: "Uh-oh."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would see not one but two Southern Crosses in the air. 14 stars align to fire a far larger beam, this one spread out on the entire arena and threatening everyone.
Darkdata: "Great." *spins finger.*
Digifanatic: *Hit once.*
Scott: *grunts of pain.* "I appreciate the offer but the less of us who get beat up like this the better. I'll be okay."
Metal Man (GM): It's inaccurate (as he stretches his power to the maximum to do it), but painful.
Liche Helldusk: *And they both have suckasstic accuracy as they miss Dragoshi by a mile.* "..."
Alexia gets nuked.
Digifanatic: *Down one life.*
Traon is down anyways... But... Quick revive!
Darkdata: "..." *Dies and quick revives.*
Scott gets blasted!
Liche Helldusk: "..."
Alexia then jumps back up using a handspring. Thanks, Quick Revive!
Darkdata tries to steal anything from him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Darkdata attempts to steal. He grabs a very strange, glowing artifact.
Indalaceo: "In your hands, such heraldry is worthless."
Darkdata: "And a second time..."
Alexia: "At least it's away from you!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Liche Helldusk: "...Mhm."
Darkdata trips.
Indalaceo: "I wouldn't be so sure as to it being safer with it out of my hands... it's... uncontrollable."
Darkdata: "If it's uncontrollable, how come you could control it."
Traon this time goes on the aggressive, and brings his weapon around for another baseball swing at Indalaceo's head... But not charged this time.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Digifanatic gets a quick revive but is screwed having not saved up too much time from last turn... well, Mr. Crazy-Arrogant-Supervillain, how about a nice Fire Punch and Aerial Strike, eh?
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia fires a Heat Beam!
Metal Man (GM): Miss!
Alexia: *Psy Shot!*
Leo Crayson: *Quick Revive.* *Jumps to his feet with rage in his eyes.* "You're gonna... PAY FOR THAT!!!" *forms two bolts of lightning and hurls them at Indalaceo's face.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Liche Helldusk: "Well, I'm sorry to say this, but we must bid adie-GRAH!" *Collapse, burn, KO... First life lost. Oh, right... And, revert to Dragoshi... Who shall get up... later. Muaha.*
Indalaceo: "Your resolve melts like butter."
Traon: "Can I use that butter to butter my toast?"
Leo Crayson: "..."
Alexia: "Just know something. I will not give up."
Metal Man (GM): He raises a hand and fires one fireball at Alexia, one at Leo, one at Traon, and one at Digi.
Digifanatic: *FLAMED.*
Alexia: *BLAZED.*
Traon: *Flamer.*
Leo: *UBER-BLASTED.*
Traon: "Let's see you dodge my wave." He lunges for the enemy and releases his Crimson wave.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic is a bit ticked at the one, but so far, he's not extremely concerned with the blow... so he casually whips up another Icy Kick at Indalaceo. Afterwards, he continues with a Running Charge and then the Golf Club...
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Miss. He manages to not be knocked back.
Alexia flings another Mindblast. She then defends.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Leo Crayson: *forms two bolts of lightning and hurls them at Indalaceo.* "Haaa, take this!!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit. Indalaceo isn't looking too good now.
Dragoshi: "Guess who's baaaaaack..." *Drag gets up, revived. He switches out his pistol for his scythe walks a unit forward, swipes at Indalaceo twice, flip kicks him using the scythe to gain reach, then quickly puts the scythe away and tries to strangle him.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit. Miss.
Scott whips up his Moderne again..."Hope you're ready for a requiem..."
Leo Crayson: "Rock on, Scott... Rock... ON!!!!"
Dragoshi: *Just stands by, watching...*
Scott kicks into his playing again with a heavy solo brimming with every trick in the book. Friction builds up until fire rolls from the guitar. He then channels them into 4 more flamin' screamo death skullz!!!1! and launches them at Indalaceo!!! "HEATSEEKER!!!"
Digifanatic: "There go the flames."
Alexia: "...Wow."
Dragoshi: *Claps.*
Metal Man (GM): Crit miss hit crit. He nearly falls over, but stands again, barely.
Alexia: "...Ah, stay down already."
Indalaceo: "You... defy... the word of God's messengers?"
Dragoshi: "A messenger of god?"
Metal Man (GM): He gets a nasty look on his face, and the entire place around the Questers begins to fall apart.
Dragoshi: "...I call you a liar and a villai-Ah dammit."
Metal Man (GM): The other wise men look, and... run in fear.
Leo Crayson: "You seem like a messenger of satan."
Dragoshi: "If this is leading to what I THINK it's leading to, then I am going to HATE this."
Alexia: "And what do you think it's leading to?"
Indalaceo: "Now... I must... I must destroy you with the powers of those who have fought you before..."
Alexia seems unnaturally calm.
Traon: "I absolutely don't like this."
Scott: "Doesn't matter, I'll rock the house down again on your ass."
Metal Man (GM): He thrashes a fist at the Questers. It breaks through thin air... his face changes. ...It's a Shadar.
Dragoshi: "...You."
Leo Crayson: "...?"
Alexia: "...Who?"
Dragoshi: "You're one of THEM."
Indalaceo: "Ha ha ha... it is so amusing to use beings from other dimensions against you..."
Dragoshi: "Those accursed things I saw back at Atlantis..."
Scott: "A 'what' is a better question."
Leo Crayson: "One of who?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a grayed-out version of Indalaceo, rippling with gray energy. He points at the Questers, and speaks, this time more powerful than before.
Dragoshi: "...Interdimensional things usually seem no-...Gah."
Indalaceo: "Your greatest enemy lies before you... in all its glory."
Scott: "Meh, it doesn't matter..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Probably the Void or Tridus or something...)
Dragoshi: "...Hmph. Psychological propaganda."
Indalaceo: "It is beyond your pathetic comprehension to know this, but... you have access to a poison which can kill you more surely than I can."
Digifanatic: .oO(Knowing how they've associated with Metal...)
Alexia: "...Nah, couldn't be."
Indalaceo: "Learn from how it destroyed this being I imitate or you shall ultimately be destroyed by the Holy One you seek. Ha ha ha... ha ha... hah hah!" *Disintegrates.*
Dragoshi: "...Why tell us this? Is it just so that you benefit in the-...Dammit."
Leo Crayson: "...Okay."
Traon: is confused now...
Metal Man (GM): The ship rebuilds itself, the illusion ready to occur all over again.
Scott: "Uh, what just happened?"
Metal Man (GM): Except there's a portal for the Questers to exit via.
Alexia: "Um..."
Digifanatic: "'Being I imitate'? What is he talking about?!"
Dragoshi: "Another of them... Grah."
Alexia: "Does it have to do with something Del once told me about?"
Metal Man (GM): It clearly leads right back to the normal world.
Dragoshi: "...?"
Alexia: "...Slytock?"
Dragoshi: "...I believe we should take our leave."
Digifanatic: "Yeah..."
Scott: "I'm game."
Traon: "I agree."
Scott heads into the portal without hesitation.
Digifanatic: *portal time.*
Traon follows.
Alexia: "..." *She heads into the portal as well.*
Dragoshi: *Enters portal last, muttering something in agitation.*
Leo Crayson: *enters the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reappear... the strange psycho man with the four personalities smiles and disintegrates into black energy as well, vanishing into the portal. The mind-controlling device clatters to the ground. It is the Questers' to take.
Dragoshi: "..." *Takes it.*
Digifanatic: "Well, there ya go."
Traon: "Just when I was about to impale him."
Scott: "Well, that's done."
Metal Man (GM): There are... footsteps... behind the Questers.
Digifanatic: "But what sort of poison was he referring to?"
Dragoshi: *Mutters.* "...This is getting interesting..."
Alexia: "I don't think so."
Metal Man (GM): *clomp.* *clomp.* *clomp.* *clomp.*
Alexia turns around slowly.
Dragoshi: *Turns around...*
Roxy: *Suddenly rolls up... she squeezed through the hole the Questers came through.*
Traon: quickly turns around. "Who the hell?"
Scott: "Huh?"
Digifanatic: *ditto, especially in the slow element.*
Leo Crayson: "I'm glad this is over--" *turns around.* "Wha?"
Metal Man (GM): A shadowy person looks at the Questers. The only thing they can see are his feet, lit up by a slit in the wall, and his eyes, two glowing red orbs.
Dragoshi: "...Yes?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Void?)
Scott: "And you'd be?"
Leo Crayson: "...Hello?"
The Man: "Hello again. It's meeeeee!" *He holds out his right hand.* "Give that, I demand it."
Alexia: "Not after we've worked for it."
Scott: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can see his hand clearly. Human, but cracked by dryness.
Dragoshi: "...Not after all that work, man."
The Man: "You don't know what you've done. I've fought for centuries to contain the Shadar."
Scott: "Sorry, dude."
Dragoshi: "Seriously. We just-...Contain?"
The Man: "If you take their asinine little present we're all screwed."
Leo Crayson: "Hmm?"
Metal Man (GM): He turns his back to you.
Digifanatic: "Shadar?"
The Man: *sigh.* "I hate you, but I can't let you be fooled."
Digifanatic: "Well, what is it... or what are they?"
Dragoshi: "...You mean those abominations I saw back at Atlantis in the X-Zone?"
Traon: "Why does that ring a bell oddly."
The Man: "The Shadar are related to the experiments here. After all, they are similar to the one you knew as Zylcon."
Alexia: "...Who are you?"
Dragoshi: "...Zylcon, huh?"
The Man: "Gerald tried to make his own demands. He never believed one would be enough."
Alexia tilts her head to one side.
Dragoshi: "Except these guys aren't weak to love and peace, right?"
The Man: "I am The Man, and you will refrain from asking me that again. No, no. These guys are little imps to Zylcon, who are godlike within the X-zone."
Leo Crayson: *to Dragoshi.* "Isn't this the guy that tried to kill us in that ship?"
Dragoshi: "...No."
The Man: "I did what I did to contain them. Seems they're linked to you, as well as these forsaken experiments."
Leo Crayson: "Oh..."
Alexia: "US?"
The Man: "Even worse, you have multiple realities following you around."
Dragoshi: "...Us? Peculiar... Yet, somewhat disconcerting."
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
The Man: "Don't be surprised if the X-zone presents more head-twisting nonsense at you."
Dragoshi: "...Welll, I've traveled from dimensions, sooo... That's insanely logical for me."
The Man: "Just don't let it seem real to you, or you may be trapped for all eternity."
Alexia: "Um, about that device..."
Scott: "Uh... right..."
Leo Crayson: "Yeah."
The Man: "Now. If you do not give me that, then I must at least tell you what it will do."
Alexia: "We really need it. To save... a friend."
Dragoshi: "Don't worry, I won't. Now... Anything else before I give you back this thing?" *Points to the device.* "...Or not."
The Man: "It will control... and corrupt whoever wears it into a Shadar."
Digifanatic: "So Hop isn't the only one among us who's having identity crises?"
The Man: "The people died here from one... or possibly ten."
Dragoshi: "'Cause, i'm-...Well, damn. ...ten?"
The Man: "You'll need a genius to make it work without corrupting people."
Alexia: "Hmmm... I have an idea."
Leo Crayson: "That's where Garrick comes in."
Digifanatic: "Yeah?"
Alexia: "What about the kid?"
Dragoshi: "...kid?"
Leo Crayson: "What kid?"
Alexia: "Tails."
Leo Crayson: "Oh, that kid."
Digifanatic: "He left..."
Dragoshi: "...It'd take more than one person to do this kind o' work, I bet. Sides... Yea."
Alexia: "Well, can't we find him again?"
Leo Crayson: "We could try."
The Man: *chuckles.* "Garrick... maybe."
Dragoshi: "...maybe?"
The Man: "I guess I warned you. Don't go destroying yourselves too fast."
Metal Man (GM): And with that, he walks away and vanishes.
Digifanatic: "But, wait... CRAP!"
Dragoshi: "Don't worry. We won't."
Leo Crayson: "..."
Traon: he looks at the device and shakes his head. "Well, we all know I won't be putting that thing near my head."
Digifanatic: "I wasn't planning on it, neither."
Scott: "Let's get back to the Seeker. I'm shagged out."
Metal Man (GM): Mission Accomplished.
Digifanatic: "That whole 'multiple realities following us' thing is screwed up."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out a sticky note, writes, 'WARNING: Do not put on!' in bold print, and sticks it on the device.*
Traon levels up... woot.
Alexia: *suddenly cheerful.* "We'll make it."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Metal Man (GM): And now the warp back to base appears.
Alexia: "...Dragoshi, can I ask you something?"
Dragoshi: "Yes, Alexia?"
Alexia: "...Why'd you submit to the corrupted techniques?" *She looks worried.*
Traon he enters the portal back to the base. .oO("Dang, that was rough..." 'You know you enjoyed it...' "Yes, I did... Wait, what the hell!?")
Alexia: "The last thing I need is for one of my friends to be bending the rules of the dead..."
Digifanatic: *warpsback.*
Leo Crayson: *warps back.* "That was some battle."
Alexia turns back and enters the warp.
Dragoshi: "It is a result of-...I shall answer back at the Seeker then." *Enters the warp back home.*
Scott warps back with Roxy to the Seeker.
Dragoshi: "...Okay, I'm back with the device." *Holds the device in front of him... Yes it has the sticky note on it.*
Scott: *Upon getting back to the Seeker Scott would notice that Roxy got her paint scratched squishing through that hole IRL while the Questers were back in the X-Zone stuffs.* "Aw man! Your paint got scratched, Rox!"
Dragoshi: "Actually, we're, but, eh."
Roxy: *...*
Digifanatic: *looks at Roxy.* "Eh, just a bit of a spray can and a bit of time to dry... shouldn't be that bad after."
Scott: "...And your horn isn't working?"
Roxy: *...!...* bounces around a bit, panicked that her horn isn't working.
Scott: "Hang on... I'll get to work fixing it." *He takes Roxy off into his room and then procures some tools to work on Roxy.*

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