Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 335: McDermid's Vengeance
Date: March 11th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The group is on the Q.S. Seeker. Arx would be nearby, just as Professor Oak would suddenly step out of a hallway.
Professor Oak: "Oh! There you are. I got lost on the way. Seems like this planet is inhospitable to even the most basic forms of life, too."
Arx yawns softly, before looking around. He blinks as he looks at Oak. "Holy Groudon, it IS you!"
Alexia: "Hey, um, guys..."
Professor Oak: "Yes... I'm sure you know me, but from another dimension." He takes out a book. "I researched the phenomenon long ago... but what is more important is to explain what is going on here."
Alex whispers aside to someone else. "What's a Groudon?..."
Julian's in his usual seat on the bridge, feet up as he waits for Mewtwo to file in with their mission...
Alexia: "Uh... sorry for being such a jerk recently." *She looks downwards.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes out... a smash dex. It looks nearly identical to the Pokedex, but has a few more features.
Julian: "...Christ, not another kid."
Bonecrusher: "You not jerk."
Harnit: "Eeeh... Didn't notice it, Ms. Alexia."
Arx: "That looks like a Pokédex, Oak." He tilts his head, and pulls out his own.
Professor Oak: "I helped found this group of people, who are called the Questers. They are similar to pokemon trainers in some ways."
Julian: "...And when'd Aaron get here?"
Alexia: "You weren't here for most of it... Will you forgive me?"
Julian: "Haven't seen him since we left Nintendus."
Bonecrusher: "Me warp in."
Professor Oak: "I was hired to provide most of their technology. Some of my work even went into this ship... the less technical parts."
Julian: "I'll take it."
Traon is just there...
Arx: "So, apparently, you're from another dimension? Hmmm... How old are you, Oak?"
Professor Oak: "The Questers defend the worlds here from evil. Their mission is to defeat all of the villains around, as opposed to catching pokemon."
Dragoshi: *Just leaning against the wall, twirling the good ol 4 button.*
Alexia: "...I see."
Arx: "I see..." He puts his pokédex away and folds his arms. "But what am *I* doing here?"
Alexia looks back up. "Hopefully you can forgive me eventually."
Professor Oak: "Hm hm hm... I don't remember checking recently... about 65. A lot of time has gone by in this world... That... I can never explain. Warp holes always bring in the most random of people. None of them usually know why they came, either, you see."
Traon: .oO("I have a distaste for this fellow Traon..." 'I don't know, this could turn out to be funny.') *He smiles as he keeps and eye on Arx.*
Arx: "...Sixty-five? Wow... Where I come from, you die from cancer at the age of seventy nine..." He nods again. "Okay... how do I get home?
Glyph: *Hop scuttles in from a doorway.*
Alexia: "Anyways." *She turns to the new kid and extends her non-broken hand.*
Glyph: [Hop] "I have built an item of ultimate power to help you on your mission!"
Professor Oak: "...Nobody knows that either."
Alexia: "I'm Alexia. Nice to meet you."
Professor Oak: "But lifespans here are probably several times longer."
Metal Man (GM): He brings up an image of Metal Man.
Arx looks at Alexia, and shakes her hand. "Arx, Arx Semallion." He'd look back to Oak.
Professor Oak: "I have studied this person. Due to cybernetic implants, he possesses a life span easily three to five times longer... he could live in excess of 500 years in his current state."
Glyph: *Hop picks up a box studded with a single bright glowing gem and scuttles back out quickly.*
Dragoshi: *Catches the four button in the palm of his claw, and puts it away. He then gets up.* "...500? Heh."
Glyph: *Hop leaves the item by the door.*
Professor Oak: "The others, and now you too, enhanced by the 'Quester Magic', are likely to live 300 years or more, assuming it is not disabled by some external force."
Harnit turns to the Arx. "Harnit Barute, at your service."
Alex prods the box Hop left. "What?..."
Glyph: *Hop is no longer anywhere to be found.*
Professor Oak: "Of course, despite that, there seem to be more mortalities around Questers than normal people."
Dragoshi: *Walks over to where Alex is, curious.* "...?"
Professor Oak: "Metal is one of the last of his generation. Many of my own contemporaries have been killed, too."
Arx: "Wow! That's pretty cool..." He nods a bit. "Is there a possibility that I could catch more Pokémon here?" He looks to Harnit, and nods. "Arx Semallion."
Professor Oak: "This planet does not seem to play host to Pokemon, however there are others nearby which are likely to possess them. You are likely to find them sooner or later... after all, Team Rocket has several."
Julian, not one much for introductions, continues to sit in his seat and watch as he wonders why the new recruits keeps getting younger and younger...
Arx: "Okay, good!" .oO(I knew I wouldn't go wrong by taking some Pokéballs with me...) "So, about these Questers? Can they possibly find me a way home?"
Traon just stands back, keeping his introductions to himself, and minding his own business, it seems his thoughts are elsewhere.
Alex prods the gem on the box. "That Glyph left it here..."
Alexia: "So what's our mission today, sir?"
Dragoshi: *Looks at the gem... Then the box.*
Aetos/Douglas: "Atlantis could probably take you home."
Julian: "Wouldn't touch that if I was you."
Alex: "Why is that, umm. What was your name now?"
Alexia: *thinking.* "Wow. No nightmares, no trouble finally letting go of what happened... maybe that's what made me so bitter."
Julian: "A known crazy made it, an' I don't trust the crazies."
Arx: "Hmmm... well, who do I talk to about joining these Questers?"
Alexia: "Our leader. ... What's that thing on your belt?" *She points to the Pokeball.*
Alex asked Julian for his name.
Arx blinks, and then takes it off. It instantly grows in size. "This is what I use to hold my Pokémon." He tosses it, and in a bright flash of light the flaming horse contained within is released, and the pokéball returns. He clips it back to his belt, and Sparkfire moves towards Arx. He pets her a bit. "This is Sparkfire, she's a Ponyta."
Bonecrusher: "Mmm... food."
Julian: "Jesus christ! It's a flamin' horse!"
Dragoshi: "...Yep. That it is."
Bonecrusher: *Looking at Sparkfire.*
Alexia: "...You can fit a whole flaming horse in that thing?"
Bonecrusher licks his chops.
Professor Oak: "You haven't seen me use one?"
Julian: "Put it away 'fore it burns down the place or eats someone's hair or somethin'."
Professor Oak: "That is but one of many pokemon. I have many of my own."
Arx: "Yes I can. There's some pokémon out there that are forty, even fifty feet long! And one of these things can hold it." He holds the ball out to the horse, and she returns to the ball.
Julian: "Ain't seen seen any of 'em be flamin' horses, Oak..."
Professor Oak: "Then you've hardly seen any... but, anyway, it's time for the mission briefing."
Arx: "Me, I just provide moral support, my Pokémon is the one who fights."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo floats in. Everybody else seems to look at him as if he's a usual sight.
Julian: "All I've seen was that electric rat that you used to shock people with."
Bonecrusher continues to look at Sparkfire and drool.
Alexia: "Hi, Master Mewtwo."
Julian: "An' Mewtwo."
Dragoshi: "...'Ello, Mewtwo."
Alexia waves cheerfully.
Julian: "What's the word today?"
Harnit nods to the Pokemon.
Mewtwo: "Now, for your next mission... you shall be fighting the MM2... with Eggman? I will never understand why you flip-flop so many times."
Alex was ignored by Julian. Jerk!
Traon looks at Mewtwo and nods. "Oh and Mewtwo, it seems I won't need help with my little mind problem. I think I've got it figured out and... semi-under control."
Alexia: "You bash your head against a car too?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Leans against the wall.*
Julian: "'Rather take this than' a sneakin' mission."
Mewtwo: "...That's... okay..." He turns to speak about the mission again. "Eggman has begun a rather large battle with them, and he needs you to stop them directly."
Harnit: "Diplomacy is out of the question?"
Alexia: "Good. We can finish these lowlifes off."
Dragoshi: "...Pretty much, yea."
Julian: "It's the MM2. Diplomacy was never an' OPTION."
Arx: "I guess I'll come with you guys, but I need you to take me to your leader when this is done."
Alexia: "He should be here... somewhere. He's been popping in and out for a while."
Harnit: "Keep in mind that many things you'll see will probably be weird."
Dragoshi: "...Eh. He might've popped out again." :/
Douglas goes off to find Metal now, whether he's here or not.
Mewtwo: "Hm... a pokemon trainer." He looks at Arx. "Curious... you don't find me here, talking and not trying to destroy all the non-clones bizarre?"
Arx: "...Wait, you're a pokémon?!" He blinks at Mewtwo.
Alexia: "Sounds like the plot to some cruddy movie."
Dragoshi: "...Yep. That he is."
Mewtwo: "The ultimate pokemon."
Julian: "Hey! Let's get the self-discovery done AFTER we go kick some Military ass, K? "
Arx: "Wow, and you can talk like an Alakazam can! You must be a really powerful Psychic Pokémon!"
Mewtwo: "Yes, derived from the rarest... but the bigmouth demands we start now, so, I must oblige him." He opens a portal. "Eggman requests that you speak with him first, so you'll be going to his base."
Julian: "Hey, not my fault you got off-track by blowin' a little kid's mind." *Heads into the Warp.*
Alexia: *glances towards the warp.*
Harnit follows the others, idly twirling his magic staff.*
Alexia: "Yeah, um, Julian there's a bit of a grouch, so don't get on his bad side."
Alexia: "I did once and it turned out quite badly."
Dragoshi: "...And I still need to pay him back for that one time."
Arx shrugs and follows suit, braving the portal to Eggman's base.
Alexia enters el warpo.
Dragoshi: *Puts on breathing mask, enters warp to the Walrus-less Eggman's base.*
Alex steps behind Alexia and would go after her, pulling his cloak's hood up over his head and grasping the old Quester emblem that ties the cloak. .oO(Alright. First mission!)
Julian: *Got his mask while he was at it.*
Alexia: *Mask on.*
Bonecrusher follows suit.
Traon gets his mask on and follows suit.
Harnit enters the portal with his mask on.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in the heart of Ivo Robotnik's base.
Alexia: "By the way, I think all your calendars are wrong here."
Julian: "What calendars?"
Alexia: "They need ano--wait a minute..."
Dragoshi: "...The heck?"
Arx steps out and looks around the base.
Metal Man (GM): Ivo Robotnik himself even walks in... having made his way here.
Alexia: "...Um, never mind."
Julian: "'Sup Fatman?"
Metal Man (GM): All around the Questers are parts. A giant machine is being built by hordes of smaller robots. It's like a massive underground silo.
Arx: "What *is* all of this?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear explosions and such everywhere.
Dragoshi: "So, wha-...Damn explosions."
Harnit shudders and loooks around...
Alex avoids the robots, frightened at first.
Metal Man (GM): The fat, red-clothes wearing man with goggles, points at the Questers.
Ivo Robotnik: "It is my amazing SECRET base, where I, The genius Ivo Robotnik, am building the Master Egg MK3... No thanks to you and your ridiculous policies and tardiness in delivering my parts!" *Slams a fist on his control panel.*
Alexia: "Uh... right, you're welcome."
Ivo Robotnik: "But now you appear to want to help me... so I'll let that pass... I have a very powerful enemy... one so strong my fifth-generation robots are not numerous enough to destroy them!"
Harnit: "Why do you want to build destructive things?"
Julian: "The Military, we got that already."
Alexia rocks back and forth on her heels. "And you need us to be a strike team?"
Dragoshi: "...Fifth? How many generation do you have?" ?_?
Ivo Robotnik: "To show my genius, little boy!" He leaps onto his console dramatically.
Dragoshi: *Sways back and forth slightly.*
Ivo Robotnik: "I need you... to destroy these fools."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button with his right boot.
Julian: "You gonna have to specify. "
Alexia: *thinking.* "Boy, you'd think he'd crush that thing..."
Harnit: "Why not create instead of destroy?"
Metal Man (GM): An image displays, showing hordes of MM2 soldiers clashing with robots.
Julian: "Because he's crazy, Harnit. Crazies don't make sense."
Dragoshi: "He does both. He creates machines, and destroys enemies."
Metal Man (GM): Then it zooms in, revealing... a massive rolling airship.
Bonecrusher: "Destroy! Yay!" *He jumps for joy.*
Dragoshi: "...Woahly damn."
Ivo Robotnik: "Look at this! This... flying evil! It mocks my genius! And... this fool!"
Metal Man (GM): He brings up an image of Ricky.
Dragoshi: "Ah. The soup dish."
Ivo Robotnik: "He claimed I lacked the power to destroy his mile-long base. What an imbecile! He does not know the true GENIUS I possess!"
Alexia: "The turtle?"
Arx: "Wow, this is... incredible!" He looks at it. "I've heard of flying on bird Pokémon, but flying with a machine?!"
Ivo Robotnik: "Now... the Antimatter Cannon is mostly complete. I need you to deal the coup de grace to his little contraption. The fight will be long. Vast hordes of soldiers will attack you. Doors will lock. Traps will ambush you. You will... get lost."
Alexia: "So what's the catch, then?"
Dragoshi: "...Eh. Sounds like a day's work."
Julian: "Nothin' we ain't done before."
Ivo Robotnik: "But in the end... if you persevere, you will find the one you wish to kill."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Ricky.
Dragoshi: "...Yep." .oO(Damn soup dish.)
Ivo Robotnik: "Disable that ship, and you will have the perfect opportunity to destroy him."
Ivo Robotnik: "Then I can shoot his worthless craft down with my Antimatter cannon..." He takes a pen and zooms it out to the big scene with the soldiers, and makes an arrow from the ship to the soldiers. "...And then his ship will crash on top of the soldiers!"
Dragoshi: "And, then we'd have a mess of corpses."
Ivo Robotnik: "Think of it! You can destroy an entire army of stones... with one bird."
Arx: "And what about us? How do we get out before the ship's destroyed?"
Dragoshi: "Isn't that the other way around? Army of birds, with one stone?" >_>
Ivo Robotnik: "The Questers always have a way!"
Julian: "Does it matter?"
Alexia: "No. Birds are evil."
Ivo Robotnik: *He leaps down.* "So... do you accept my daring plan?"
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not. Seems like all in a day's work either way." :/
Alex frowns. .oO(That sounds gruesome.)
Julian: "Anyone got any other ideas?"
Arx: "I don't know about this plan... something smells like a whole load of Magikarp..."
Harnit takes a step back. He doesn't like it, but arguing will just waste time..
Alexia: "Up to you guys."
Harnit: "I do not like this, but it seems to be the only course."
Bonecrusher: "Me want kill! ME WANT EAT PONY!"
Arx growls. "No! You're not going to eat Sparkfire!"
Julian: "Anyway... Guess it's the only plan we got, so we'll be takin' it."
Alexia: "That horse'd clean your clock, BC."
Ivo Robotnik: *Adjusts his glasses.* "Where did I promise a pony again?"
Dragoshi: "Yea. Not to mention, it'd yanno, be on FIRE?"
Alex whispers to Harnit. "I sense some conflict the putrid monster is starting with the new adventurer."
Bonecrusher: "Me no like raw, fire good."
Dragoshi: "...It'd give you mouthburn."
Ivo Robotnik: *Shakes his head.* .oO(Don't listen to them. They're always babbling on about insane sidequests.) "So... off you go! Don't leave me waiting again, now!" He opens a portal.
Harnit nods to Alex..
Alexia enters the portal.
Bonecrusher jumps in as well.
Harnit shuffles into it.
Dragoshi: *Enters the portal, motioning for the others to follow.*
Arx shrugs, and braves yet another portal. On the other side, he grasps his stomach. "Wow, I feel sick..."
Alex draws his short sword and enters the portal.
Julian: "You'll get used to it..." *looks around.*
Alexia: "That's odd. I never did... Then again, I also ate various small and fuzzy creatures in childhood, so maybe my stomach's just conditioned."
Dragoshi: "...Ehh. Guess it takes longer for some peo-...Yeesh. At least I showed SOME restraint." >_>;;
Harnit: "... That's not right."
Alexia: "...What, you've never tasted squirrel?"
Dragoshi: "No. What? You haven't-Nah. Not gonna end that."
Julian: "Drago, you want to cut Ricky up an' eat him as soup. You jus' as bad as her."
Bonecrusher: "Mmmm... squirrel tasty."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear right in the middle of a guard lounge. A bunch of soldiers with spears notice them. Robotnik's teleporting technology, everyone!
Guard1: "Hey! It's the Questers!"
Guard2: "Wait. Maybe its another of Ricky's test?"
Dragoshi: "...Hey. Tur-Oh. Hiya" *Pulls out machinegun.*
Julian: "Here we go again..."
Guard1: "Yeah. Maybe it is."
Bonecrusher draws his club.
Alexia: *sighs and takes out her pistol, non-broken hand, yadda yadda.*
Metal Man (GM): One of them walks up and pokes Julian lightly, as if to find out if he's real.
Dragoshi: .oO(Man these guys are thick in the head.)
Harnit starts to say something, but stops... He wonders...*
Guard1: "Hm... new technology. Holograms are never solid like that."
Dragoshi: *Charges up while these guys are being 'tards.*
Guard2: "Ricky is a genius!"
Guard1: "Let's go watch TV."
Arx: "Light up the night sky! Sparkfire, ignite!" He releases his Ponyta, and smirks. "Hehe, idiots..."
Metal Man (GM): The two guards walk over and begin watching a TV program of the battle. It's like the Questers aren't even there!
Alexia forcibly restrains uproarious laughter.
Harnit: "Uhh... You can't watch TV. We have been told to give you a task."
Julian: *Checks out the exits.*
Metal Man (GM): Two exits forward, two exits back.
Guard1: "...Really? What task?"
Julian'll take that right-forward exit, then.
Harnit: "To guide us to Ricky, or know what failure is like. You are currently failing your task."
Guard2: "Heh. You're another trickbot, aren't you?"
Arx shrugs and waits.
Guard1: "Ricky said invaders might try to make us take them to him. So he intentionally made us know only fake locations for him. Go ahead and ask--we don't know."
Guard2: "Hey! We're missing Q-Span!"
Harnit: "..." *Shuffles after the others.
Alex shrugs and follows.
Metal Man (GM): The group haphazardly wanders into a long hallway. At the other end is another door, guarded by two fully-armored guards.
Julian: "Hate this place..."
Armorguard1: "Hey! It's the Questers!"
Dragoshi: *Just prepares another charge.* "...Yep."
Armorguard2: "Let's kill them!"
Metal Man (GM): They march at the Questers... their wrists are glowing.
Dragoshi: "No, no, no. Let's kill YOU."
Alexia: "Here we go..."
Arx: "Oh, great..."
Harnit: "... You incompetent fools! You've failed the test." *He says this to these armored guards..* .oO(Might as well avoid as many foes as possible... Even if the possibility is already blown away.) "Don't you know one of my tests when you see it?"
Armorguard1: "We were hired to guard this hallway for a reason. Those tricks don't work on us!"
Dragoshi: "Ah. So, you're smarter than the other guys, then?"
Harnit: "Guard it from Ricky's special troops? I think not!!"
Julian: "... Jus' stop."
Harnit: "... Bah."
Alexia: "Is that horse ready for battle?"
Arx: "Of course she is! She's ready for anything!"
Dragoshi: *He shoots at the first soldier with a Tidal Blast barrage.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss hit miss hit. Soldier I raises his blasters.
Soldier: "Take the wrath of the MM2, fools!"
Metal Man (GM): He threatens Dragoshi, Julian, and Aaron with these. Soldier 2 does the same, but targets Harnit, Traon, and Alex, not knowing who Arx is.
Bonecrusher is still alive, shockingly.
Traon is hit, but is still standing.
Alex dies too!
Metal Man (GM): Hit-all.
Julian lives! And he's on the attack, first aiming a Haymaker right at Soldier 1's jaw!
Metal Man (GM): Against those three people it targets. Hit.
Traon is dead now. x.x
Julian knocks Soldier 1 for a loop, then goes to catch him in a Grapple! Then he tries again!
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Alex revives! Booo!
Julian succeeds in his second grapple attempt, locking his arms around Soldier 1's midsection and, with a mighty heave, bends backwards and SLAMS Soldier 1 head-first into the ground with a modified Belly-To-Belly Suplex!
Bonecrusher takes one step forward and coldcocks each one with a separate uppercut.
Metal Man (GM): Crit, hit.
Harnit draws in energy from the nearby environment and revives... He then Shadowshields Arx,.
Metal Man (GM): The guards are both 3 feet away, stuck up against the door.
Arx: "Alright, Sparkfire, show 'em what you're made of!" The horse rears up, then neighs, before suddenly charging at Soldier One, turning, charging again. "Sparkfire, Tackle!" She then suddenly increases speed and charges once more.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, miss.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one."
Alex holds his palm facing Soldier 1, and two spell orbs of force energy zip out of it and into #1.
Alexia generates a Mindblast in front of her and fires it at soldier 1.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia: "This'll be interesting, not being able to use my hands to focus it..." *She then fires away with a Psy Shot!*
Metal Man (GM): Crit.
Alexia then finishes up with a Psy Needle!
Dragoshi steps 1 foot forward, then attempts to claw at the first soldier, then strangle him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Dragoshi: *Then...* *A molotov! How fire hazard-alicious! Anyway, he throws it at soldier 1.* *And, after that...*
Metal Man (GM): Soldier 1 is killed.
Dragoshi: *ALBATROSS. GET YOUR ALBATROSS. TO THE FAYCE!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia: "Man, you'd never think an albatross could do so much damage."
Dragoshi: *And, then, some blue thunderbolts and lightning, very very frighteningly! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! But, in all srsness, it's time to assault Soldier 2 with Indignation.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Bonecrusher is mad as hell. His eyes go red.
Metal Man (GM): Ah well.
Bonecrusher goes to shoot fireballs, but instead, lightning comes out of his hands. Four of them.
Dragoshi: "...Lightning? Peculiar."
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit hit.
Soldier2: "Gah! You're too strong! Even for military-grade lasers!"
Soldier2: "I'll stop you, though!" He opens the door behind him, and bails behind it. It locks in place behind him. Alarms go off.
Alexia: "Oh, crap..."
Metal Man (GM): The door he locked behind him has been set not to open... the door on the way the group came in is also locked.
Alex goes over to the corpse of the first soldier and studies it.
Dragoshi: *Follows Alex over to za corpse.*
Metal Man (GM): Its an armored Koopa corpse.
Bonecrusher goes over to the soldier, not to study it, but to remove the armor and eat it.
Metal Man (GM): The armor will -not- come off. Bonecrusher'd likely break his fingers trying.
Bonecrusher begins to toss it about.
Metal Man (GM): Similarly, his wrist blasters are very firmly attached. Its like he's half-robot.
Harnit knocks on the door forward..
Metal Man (GM): It bounces about, mildly denting the walls it hits.
Alexia gives the door ahead a good kick.
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead takes both of those AND the Koopa bouncing off of it without breaking.
Dragoshi: "...Hm." *Drag walks over to the door. And shoots it with his machinegun. Shoots it good.*
Alexia: "If we don't hit it all at once, we'll never open it!"
Traon gets up and dusts himself off. "... Great..."
Metal Man (GM): *PEW PEW PEW!* It reflects the shots back at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Tries to dance!*
Julian: *Think think think...*
Harnit: "... That seems a bi--Gah!" *Ducks under the shots.*
Bob (Who is an Eggman Hologram): "What do we have here? A bunch of trapped rats, eh? How convenieeent for you to wander into my sector! Why, it is eggsactly as I planned."
Dragoshi: "...that was horrible."
Metal Man (GM): He has Eggman's outfit. It is obviously Bob. Julian thinks... there's got to be a structural weakness somewhere.
Bob: "And now, it is time to play!"
Alex blinks. "Play?..."
Alexia glances around for a way out of this mess.
Metal Man (GM): He looks up at the fire sprinklers... Then breaks them. The room is now flooding with water.
Julian heads over to the door, and knocks on a few places, aiming for a weakspot...
Alex begins to hover, to not touch the water..
Metal Man (GM): He then rips some wires, which are now exposed just slightly above halfway vertically.
Alexia begins to sweat at the sight of the room flooding.
Metal Man (GM): The door itself appears to be indestructible.
Dragoshi: "...You are not doing what I think you're doing."
Alexia: "Dammit, we need to get out NOW!"
Bob: "Ha ha ha ha. Let's see if you can escape this!" *He vanishes.*
Dragoshi: "...Wait. You ARE."
Metal Man (GM): Walls and a ceiling in this room. Its like a train car in size and walls. Doors at either end, both locked shut firmly.
Alexia starts banging on the corner of the walls.
Metal Man (GM): The wires protruding from the hole in the wall flail about wildly.
Julian: *Checks the walls on either side of the door for weaknesses.*
Alexia: *whap.* "Yeow!"
Bonecrusher charges the same spot Alexia tried.
Alex grabs ahold of the wires, channeling the electricity through himself to fire a very powerful bolt of electricity at the door forward.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia touches the wires and becomes electrified. She's hurled into the wall. Meanwhile, the corner of the room is dented... but the corners are apparently not as weak as Julian would like.
Dragoshi: *Puts machinegun away, pulls out scythe and tries to cut a corner of the wall. Now, watch as it prolly' contains wires.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian finds no weaknesses... at the sides of the door. So, sides and corners... are not weak enough to break.
Alexia: "..." *She aims at the top with her gun and fires.*
Julian: "C'mon, gotta be a weakness somewhere..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." *Walks towards the center of it, then.* :/
Alex: "Gack!" *gets off the wall.* "My magic is still underdeveloped..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* A big hole appears in the top of the wall ahead. Well. A slit. But its a start.
Metal Man (GM): The water is 3/4 of the way to the wires, though.
Alexia continues firing frantically at the top.
Julian: "An' there it is." *Julian summons up a Sledgehammer and goes to work demolishing it.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian summons the sledgehammer.
Alex works on healing himself up some while they plow through the door.
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately it is good for only one swing each. Even if he summoned them end on end he wouldn't do it in time. The walls have been triple-reinforced. And the water is 1 inch from the wires.
Dragoshi: *Switches out scythe for machinegun, and starts blasting at the spot Alexia's shooting.*
Metal Man (GM): Alex begins to feel tired. The machinegun makes tiny holes in the top... that's not large enough to climb through.
Alexia is sweating bullets as she fires, heart nearly pounding out of her chest.
Julian just starts punching his way out then.*
Alex, for some reason, yawns... in this dire circumstance.
Metal Man (GM): But Julian is punching at it... *CRACK* He bends it back barely enough for people to climb out through.
Traon sighs and pulls out his weapon. "Shall I try stabbing holes in the ceiling?"
Alexia: "Yes!" *She jumps out through the hole.*
Dragoshi climbs out!
Metal Man (GM): The water is 1 centimeter from the wires. Those still in the water have 10 seconds.
Julian: "Let's go!" *Julian clambers out.*
Metal Man (GM): 10. 9. 8.
Bonecrusher gets out.
Dragoshi: *Climbing on out!*
Metal Man (GM): 7. 6.
Alex sluggishly climbs out of the room.
Arx follows suit.
Metal Man (GM): 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 0. *ZAP*
Alexia leans against a wall and gasps, trying to regain her composure. "Oh man... too close... WAAAAAY too close..."
Dragoshi: *Leans against the wall and nods.*
Arx: "Wow, that was close!"
Metal Man (GM): *BZAP* -1 life to Traon. He revives on the other side with the others.
Alexia: "Gimme a second..."
Metal Man (GM): However... the next room isn't quite so safe either.
Alexia takes a few shuddering breaths.
Metal Man (GM): Its a large garden-style area.
Alex shakes his head, trying to get rid of this tired feeling.
Metal Man (GM): And Bob is standing just a few feet ahead of the group.
Traon: "Thats two times already!" He pouts and gets a bit on the angry side.
Metal Man (GM): The tired feeling goes away slowly.
Julian: "You again."
Bob: "You wish to find Ricky, right? Not going to happen. Allow me to heat things up."
Arx Sparkfire moves into a defensive position in front of Arx, and he blinks.
Dragoshi: "...Let me guess."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a napalm bomb and hurls it at the Questers.
Dragoshi: "You're gonna-...My god."
Bonecrusher tries to hit em back at him.
Alexia: "HIT THE DIRT!"
Metal Man (GM): Bonecrusher hits the bomb. It explodes upon being touched. In his face.
Sparkfire: -- Flash Fire --
Traon: "You nuts Alexia?! Thats napalm, it sticks to ground level."
Metal Man (GM): Bob laughs as the entire area catches on fire.
Traon is then burned. >.>
Alexia manages to roll under the bomb and jumps to her feet.
Metal Man (GM): Dangerous smoke begins to fill the room.
Arx quickly hops onto Sparkfire, who seems unphased by the flame.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out machinegun and shakes his head.* *Tidal blasts the burning area.*
Alexia then dashes at top speed towards the next room.
Julian: *Good thing Julian's got his breathing mask on.*
Bob: "I've sealed all the exits. Within moments you should die from asphyxiation."
Dragoshi: *Yea, same for Drago.*
Metal Man (GM): The Napalm resists the water.
Alex covers his mouth with the breathing mask he got from Metal Man.
Metal Man (GM): Plus it doesn't help that Bob rips up some more wires and has them light the... weirdly dry plants.
Metal Man (GM): There are doors. As Bob vanishes again, two become visible:
Dragoshi: "...Stop doing the expected!"
Metal Man (GM): One is closer but blocked by two fallen, burning, napalmed trees. The very oxygen supply is diminishing.
Julian: *Good thing Julian has an Air Tank.*
Metal Man (GM): You'll only last slightly longer than those who could be harmed by smoke.
Dragoshi: *Same for Drago!*
Traon is just plain screwed... again.
Metal Man (GM): There's a second exit. Its further away, but unblocked.
Julian: *Second Exits are good.*
Alexia runs towards the second exit at LUDICROUS SPEED.
Bonecrusher revives and bolts for the exit.
Dragoshi: *Zooms over to the second exit at max speed if possible.*
Arx quickly covers his mouth and nose. Sparkfire dashes towards the second exit. Once there, Arx issues a command. "Blast straight through that door, Sparkfire! Fire BLAST!"
Traon darts for the exit.
Dragoshi: *Drag WEENS.*
Alexia coughs violently as she runs.
Julian: *Hurray for coming prepared!*
Traon is lucky.
Metal Man (GM): Before the Questers can continue their run, Bob appears long enough to shove trees in their way.
Bob: "Going somewhere?"
Dragoshi: *Hurray for coming prepared as we-!*
Julian's nice and not-damaged thanks to his Air Canister.*
Arx: "Remember the obstacle course, JUMP SPARKFIRE!"
Metal Man (GM): Two trees fall in the way. Running forward will now be even more important here.
Alexia tries to push them away with TK as she runs.
Traon: "Screw this." He takes out a phoenix down and well... uses it.
Dragoshi: *Same... Now, time to run past this obstacle.*
Metal Man (GM): +1 life to Traon.
Traon then jumps the trees.
Metal Man (GM): Some people reach the exit.
Julian: *Jump over the tree!*
Metal Man (GM): Those who hit obstacles earlier are only 2/3 there.
Dragoshi: "Phew." *El Drag kickasso has made it to the finish line!*
Julian: *Run faster!*
Metal Man (GM): Some get crushed by the trees.
Alexia gets bushwhacked... and still keeps running!
Julian: *Eventually makes it to the door.*
Traon is over with those who have made it so far.
Alex is relieved, at the exit.
Metal Man (GM): Julian escaped, Arx is 2/3 of the way, hit by trees; Dragoshi escaped, Traon escaped, Alex escaped. Ok then. -1 life to Arx, the rest made it out... eventually. Arx revives with the others. The Questers are now in another hallway. Looks like they finally lost Bob.
Dragoshi: .oO(Okay... Now, where's he gonna strike next...)
Metal Man (GM): There's a path straight ahead, and another to the left.
Alexia continues coughing and wheezing from the smoke as she holds her shoulder.
Arx The riding duo fall to the ground, crushed under the trees. Miraculously, Arx makes it out, but Sparkfire isn't so lucky. Arx escapes, and then re-summons his pokémon. "Damn, that sucked. But we'll do better next time, won't we?"
Dragoshi came out unscathed from that one. Thank god for air tanks. He takes the air tank off and puts it away.
Alexia even falls to her knees as she continues coughing, attempting to rid her system of the smoke.
Traon: "This is annoying me. This bastard is seriously getting on my nerves." *This seems to be a side Traon has never really showed before. But nonetheless he follows everyone.*
Metal Man (GM): The air tanks the Questers used are consumed.
Dragoshi: *Well, damn. There goes that Air tank. But, eh.*
Metal Man (GM): Ok, for more description: The door ahead leads to a control area, the one to the left leads to an armory.
Dragoshi: "...Soo... Control area or armory?"
Metal Man (GM): It'd be unlikely for the Questers to be able to turn back and get a look at whatever room they don't go to. As wherever they go, more soldiers mill about.
Dragoshi: *Stands there, thinking.* .oO(Where to go, where to go...)
Julian disconnects his Air Cannister and packs that up... "I'm thinkin' control area. I've got all the weapons I need."
Alexia isn't really in a condition to be going anywhere right now...
Arx: "There's nothing that Sparkfire could really use, unless they carry horseshoes in there..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. And I doubt that they do."
Alex, mentally strained, still manages to chant some and cast Cure on Alexia. A sparkly green light faintly shimmers over her and heals her.
Metal Man (GM): Alex feels tired again.
Traon tosses Alexia a ultra shroom and looks towards the control area. "Im up for that."
Alex holds his head.
Alexia stands up shakily and uses the Ultra Shroom. *cough.* "Thanks..."
Dragoshi: *Looks over to Alex.* "You okay...?"
Alex: "Nnn... Your welcome..."
Alexia turns to Alex and starts Mending him.
Traon looks at Alexia. "Don't mention it. Seriously." He focuses back.
Alexia: "Looks like you took some damage too..."
Alex nods groggily. "Thanks, erm... Alexia."
Julian: *Control Room.*
Alex follows along with the group, when they all go to the control room.
Dragoshi: *Starts flexing his claws, pulls out an Ultra Shroom, eats it, then uses two Recov Vials.*
Arx follows Julian.
Alexia coughs again and smiles weakly. "No problem..." She then follows the others.
Dragoshi: "...Need any more help there?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk right on in.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his machinegun and follows za others.*
Controlguy1: "The Questers are here! Activate defenses!"
Traon keeps his weapon out and he also pops a ultra shroom. Back to full health, yay.
Metal Man (GM): This room... is made up of three rows of consoles, with a path straight between them leading to a locked door... but not for long! The soldiers here hide behind the consoles, as three artillery-sized laser guns with two guns each lower down...
Alexia: "No... just... that smoke it me hard..."
Metal Man (GM): ...And begin firing lasers the size of bowling balls at about 100 rounds per minute. *BABABABABABABAMABABMAQBABABABMABOOOOOOMMM.*
Arx: "Oh, holy Groudon..."
Dragoshi: "Oh, for the love of..."
Metal Man (GM): If anyone stands in there for more than 10 seconds they're likely to explode.
Alex ducks back into the other room.
Traon: "Freakin hell." *retreats.*
Julian moves out the way! While fishing an EMP Grenade out of his pocket.*
Arx hops up on Sparkfire again, and dashes back to cover.
Metal Man (GM): The guns can't reach into the hallway. Still, they shake the ship in the area the Questers in. The Questers then hear some more lasers. ...The 15 soldiers in the area are firing from behind their consoles.
Alexia: "Why is that smoke affecting me so much?!" *She braces herself against a wall as her legs wobble.*
Julian takes cover on the side of the door and lobs the EMP grenade in through the Doorway.
Metal Man (GM): Julian hears it fly in... *BABABABABABABZEEEWBZBZBZBZ* It apparently was annihilated before it could hit the ground.
Julian: "So much for that..."
Metal Man (GM): They continue firing. The door shuts and locks.
Arx: "The armory! They might have something that can destroy those turrets in there."
Metal Man (GM): The firing stops once the door is fully locked.
Alex: "I don't know... I hope so!"
Dragoshi: "...That seems to be the case. Then again, what if there are more soldiers there?"
Julian: "Then we kick their asses an' take their stuff."
Alexia: "You guys go on ahead. I don't think I can do much in this state."
Arx hops down, and moves over to her. "You okay, Alexia..?"
Dragoshi: "You sure? What if someone sneaks up behind you while you're-...Gah. Why do I even bother arguing?"
Alexia: "That's a risk I'll have to take." *She coughs violently again.*
Dragoshi: "...Ugh. Hoo boy."
Alex shrugs. "I'm feeling a bit Drowzee... but it's coming and going. I'm sure I'll be fine at least." *He goes over to the door to the armory and waits for the others.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Tilts his head to the side.* "If you say so..."
Arx shakes his head. "So, what's the plan?" He moves over to the armory door with Alex.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens, revealing a large warehouse.
Julian: "Everybody moves together, whether they ain't feelin' up to the task or not. 'Lex, if you can't fight, you at least comin' with us so we can' watch yo' back."
Dragoshi: *Looks for enemy bastaches in there.*
Metal Man (GM): Soldiers march in from a door far ahead to the left, pick up guns, then walk into a teleporter and vanish.
Alexia: "If you say so..."
Metal Man (GM): Forklifts move giant boxes around containing the latest and greatest.
Dragoshi: *Counts the eval soldiers.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Depending on the time, anywhere from 15 to 500 soldiers are in this room.
Julian: *Onwards to the doorway.*
Metal Man (GM): Entire armies walk into and out of the room.
Dragoshi: *Onwards indeed...*
Metal Man (GM): Hiding behind some crates, the Questers sneak up closer, and actually see an MM2 lieutenant. They're overseeing the troops... And rather familiar.
McDermid: "That's right. Take the guns, then march... to victory! The MM2 shall always succeed!"
Alexia suppresses another coughing fit.
Metal Man (GM): The man, wearing his blue army uniform, complete with a saber, and many medals, looks almost as if he never died. He's about 6 feet tall and bony.
Julian: "..." *whispering.* "I'm thinkin' chuck all the grenades.* "
Metal Man (GM): He wears dark glasses.
Dragoshi: "..."*Whispers.* "I'm thinkin' of helping you with that."
Metal Man (GM): 150 soldiers salute him as they pick up guns and walk to the portal.
Alexia: *whispering.* "N-no way... didn't we kill him?"
Julian: *whispering.* "We've killed lotsa things. Lot of 'em come back."
Dragoshi: *Whisper.* "...yea."
Julian: *whispering.* "So we gotta kill 'em AGAIN."
Traon pulls out his grenades and whispers to Julian and Dragoshi as well. "I'll help as well..."
Alex: *Whisper.* "If he's already dead, than he's a zombie now?..."
Arx: "You killed him already? How?"
Julian: *w* "No, he jus' came back. An' we shot him a bunch of times."
Dragoshi: *Whisper.* "Reduced him to ashes."
Alexia takes a long breath, hoping to quell the coughing.
Traon: "If he's a zombie, wouldn't we be able to get rid of him if we threw a phoenix down at him?" He snickers.
Julian fishes around in his back pocket, fishing out not 1, not 2, not 3, but TEN grenades! *w* "Jus' shut up an' get ready to throw."
Traon gets his fingers ready to pull the pins.
Dragoshi: *Drag readies 7 grenades and whispers.* "Sure thing."
Alex: *Whisper.* "Huh. If those soldiers are robots, like they seem... do you think one of your EMP explosive devices could decomission them?"
Julian: *w* "Good idea." *hands Alex 2* "You throw 'em."
Alex nods, and gets ready to throw one.
Alexia stays hidden behind the crates, taking long, deep breaths to try and keep from coughing. *whispering.* "Good luck, guys..."
McDermid: *As the next crew of soldiers has exited.* "Yes... just a few more and the Eggman shall die! The MM2 shall claim his hideous research forever!"
Dragoshi: *w* "Thanks..."
Julian: *w* "On 3. One."
Dragoshi: *Readies za grenades...*
Julian: *w* "Two."
Metal Man (GM): He taps his foot, waiting for more soldiers. Only 15 sentries sit around.
Julian: *w* "Three." *FIRE ARTILLERY!*
Alex hucks both grenades with the same time as the others throw one.
Arx covers his ears for the resulting bang. Sparkfire flinches.
Alexia covers her ears.
Traon pulls the pins of his two grenades and chucks them in as well.
Dragoshi: *Okay, he throws his! I bet this turns out to be a waste of 7 grenades.*
Metal Man (GM): The massive explosion engulfs McDermid and kills all but 2 of his sentries.
Dragoshi: "...There we go."
Julian: "An' THAT'S how you do it."
Alexia: "Nice idea." *She coughs a bit more.*
Metal Man (GM): A blue glow occurs within the massive burning explosion... he manages to stay alive through it. He turns around, on fire, facing the Questers.
McDermid: "You could have knocked."
Dragoshi: "...Of course you refuse to die."
Metal Man (GM): He takes off his broken sunglasses, hurling them to the side.
Dragoshi: "You're ALWAYS this annoying."
McDermid: "But it is no matter. Our new technology has made your raw damage ability... significantly less useful."
Julian: "...Not this AGAIN."
Metal Man (GM): He glows blue and then backs off, still heavily damaged.
Alexia: "C'mon, let's go trash him."
Dragoshi: "Not this crap again."
McDermid: "Stand back. If you kill me, my magic will kill you too!"
Dragoshi: *Checks to see if he's bluffing.*
Metal Man (GM): He points to the portal next to him.
McDermid: "The soldiers must use this portal!"
Dragoshi: "...To kill Ivo, right?" .oO(He SEEMS to be telling the truth)
McDermid: "Of course. Ever since you limited his research, ours has passed his up! Thank you for giving us the heads up we needed. Without Gerald's technology, he is no match for High Exaltation!"
Dragoshi: "You're not gonna have a head to speak of by the time this idiocy is over."
Metal Man (GM): He waves a glowing-blue finger at Dragoshi.
McDermid: "Destiny Bond disagrees with you! If you kill me, then you die too! As permanently as I do!"
Dragoshi: "...Heh. Typical cowardly villains."
McDermid: "Now... you clearly have no choice but to surrender. I am the superior man to all of you wimps."
Arx: "Argh, what are we going to do?"
Dragoshi: "No, what you are is someone hiding behind a veil."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out his pistol, standing near the portal and waves it at the Questers.
McDermid: "Drop your weapons, or I'll find a way to MAKE you kill me, and thus, yourselves!"
Dragoshi: "A veil of lies and de-Fuck the dramatics." *Puts his weapon away.*
Metal Man (GM): He shoots at Dragoshi's feet.
McDermid: "Drop them all! At your feet!"
Metal Man (GM): He crosses his arms, looking over his shoulder by the portal for a moment, and waving to the remaining (scorched) sentries. The gate begins to open to let in more soldiers.
Dragoshi: "...Why do people have to be such dicks about it?" *Drops his weapons, shaking his head in disgust.*
McDermid: "We learned from the masters of it!" He points at Dragoshi and the Questers.
Dragoshi: "I'd end that in a not-so-witty retort, but... No. It'd be too easy."
Julian: "Crazy man's got a point." *Julian drops his Brass Knux and Lighttech Gauntlets to the ground.*
Alex lays down his shortsword.
Metal Man (GM): The gate opens. More soldiers stream in. They begin picking up weapons--and surrounding the Questers.
Dragoshi: "Sadly, yes."
McDermid: "Now... I must call Bob. He must make sure you do not escape."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a comms and talks to it.
Dragoshi: "Oh, right. I suggest being careful with that teapot."
McDermid: "Bob! Come to Deployment Bay 3!"
Metal Man (GM): *VARP* Bob appears, alongside McDermid.
Bob: "Its about time we defeated you, Questers."
Traon sets his weapon on the ground and then sits down by it. .oO("Like bloody hell am I going to let this weapon get away from me." 'You seriously love that thing don't you?' "Yes.")
Bob: "I was becoming bored with the idiots you had to kill." He knocks off McDermid's cap.
Arx: "Oh, great..."
Dragoshi: "...You know something? I have a feeling that this so called victory of yours will be for nothing."
Bob: "Now, McDermid here would believe his... embarrassingly easy to destroy life would be enough to keep you from escaping, but I beg to differ."
Metal Man (GM): He generates a huge pile of weird-looking handcuffs.
Dragoshi: "Hmm? How so, Bobbo?"
Bob: "Soldiers. I want you to handcuff their ankles, wrists, and then handcuff them so close together THEY CANNOT MOVE. If they so much as break free of one of them I will kill all of you."
Soldier1: *Gulp.* "Y-yes sir..."
Metal Man (GM): They begin picking up handcuffs and advancing on the Questers.
Bob: *Turns to McDermid.* "Stop looking so scruffy. You have soldiers to deploy."
Julian: *Counts the number of soldiers here.*
Alex stands still, frightened. .oO(I chose the wrong mission to come on...)
Metal Man (GM): About 75.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Yep. And no E Li or Ultimate Emerald to save us. Sad.) :/
McDermid: "...Whatever." He turns and opens the gates again.
Dragoshi: *Just waits, and waits...*
Arx: "...Sparkfire, return..." He returns his pokémon to its pokéball, and sighs.
Metal Man (GM): Even more soldiers stream in, as the handcuff ones are 1 foot away.
Traon, considering he is sitting right in front of his weapon, he twirls his finger on the pole and glares up at the soldiers.
Bob: "Let me add one thing. If you so much as attempt to move now, you shall be killed."
Traon gets an idea. "Considering what I can control... Let them handcuff us..."
Arx attempts to scoot his pokéball away, and set it on a time release just before they cuff them up.
Metal Man (GM): Bonecrusher attempts to resist. The 10 soldiers around him shoot at him simultaneously. However, the minute he hits near-death, they stop.
Traon bites the inside of his lip, drawing some blood in his mouth and sloshes it around. Of course he winces at the pain, but it was one hell of a bite. But he doesn't do anything with it right now.
Metal Man (GM): As its intended to merely keep him from resisting.
Bob: "...That's odd..."
Dragoshi: "...Yes, duckshirt?"
Bonecrusher continues to resist however.
Metal Man (GM): One of the soldiers swings to KO Bonecrusher, but not kill him. *BONK* *KO.*
Dragoshi: "Seriously. What's odd? Or is that none of our buisness?"
Traon can't really talk right now, considering he now has a mouthful of blood.
Bob: "I've never seen a Quester bite their own mouth like that."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are eventually handcuffed. Eggman dusts off his hands. One of the soldiers is tossed out a window.
Dragoshi: .oO(Think, think, think... Dammit, if only we had something that'd give us time to escape from here or at least KO these guys.)
Bob: "If any more of them bite their mouths or resist like that, its curtains for all of you. Now... to make sure you don't escape... I have a rather elaborate plan."
Metal Man (GM): He takes a chain, and fastens it to the middle of the mess of handcuffs.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(No specifics? Do you just mean everyone?)
Traon: .oO("How are you going to form the blood blade inside your mouth?" 'Im thinking about it... Let me be... I'll figure it out.')
Bob: "You shall dangle below the ship."
Metal Man (GM): He kicks a switch and all of the Questers, handcuffed together, fall out of the ship and now dangle 20 feet below it, attached to a chain. The ground is very far away. Very very far away.
Metal Man (GM): Its also extremely windy... and some of the Questers are upside-down.
Metal Man (GM): The ship is also rather far away... that chain is only just barely good enough to hold the Questers out here.
Julian: "I'm this close to fuckin' quittin' so I don't have to deal with shit like this anymore."
Traon mumbles something with his mouth full of blood that seems to sound like. "Oh... this is going to hurt."
Dragoshi: "And... I... am close to asking for a vacation. No, wait. Quitting too. This is just stupid."
Arx: "Don't worry, guys, Sparkfire'll come through for us."
Julian: "Sparkfire doesn't have any HANDS."
Traon winces and seems to tighten his mouth. After a moment a point seems to be pushing at his cheek and then a blood red blade bursts from his cheek, showing a hole in his cheek. He is semi able to talk now. "Oh bloody hell that hurt!"