Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 336: Hangin' Out with Ricky
Date: March 12th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are tied up. Traon has just made a... rather gory blade of blood as the Questers hang perilously underneath the ship. Just now, the smash dexes beep.
Julian: "Hate this planet an' everythin' on it..."
Traon: "Well... Now that I have this... What am I going to do with it..." *He mutters as the blade sticks out of his cheek..*
Metal Man (GM): Luckily, at least one of them has been left open.
Alexia: "...I think now I've been in every situation imaginable by the sane mind."
Glyph: [Hop] "Hello, I would like a small pepperoni with extra cheese."
Glyph: [Hop] "I would also like a special collectors addition cup if you have any."
Alexia: "Hop, go get help."
Dragoshi: "Uhhh... Dude. Yea. Please."
Glyph: [Hop] "Help what now?"
Julian: *Rage... building...*
Alexia: "We're tied up, nitwit."
Julian: "We're hangin' from the underside of some ship."
Glyph: [Hop] "Use the box!"
Alexia: "What box?"
Glyph: [Hop] "The one of ultimate power!"
Julian: "We don't HAVE any box."
Traon turns his head so the blade is pointing down and he tries to bend forward and tries to saw at the cuffs binding his feet.
Dragoshi: "...Our hands are tied up at the moment... As are our legs and other things."
Glyph: [Hop] "Sure you do! I brought it out, and..."
Alexia: "Hop, PLEASE go and get help."
Glyph: [Hop] "Wait, no, the box is right here. Sorry to bother you." *hangs up.*
Alexia: "HOP! Aaaargh..."
Dragoshi: "...I think we might have left the-Then bring it to us, and he-...Idiot."
Julian: "...Hate EVERYTHIN'."
Alexia takes a few deep breaths and looks around for ANYTHING that could maybe be used. "Hmm..." She tries to remove the ropes with her TK. "Probably too easy, but..."
Traon starts moving his head to try and cut the... cuffs.
Alexia: "...What am I thinking?!" *She shakes her head and dispels the TK.*
Dragoshi: "I... have no idea."
Julian: *Tries to simply power out of the cuffs.*
Alexia: "I'm really glad I don't have a fear of heights."
Alexia tries to break the handcuffs using her telekinesis.
Metal Man (GM): Anyway... On the attempts without cutting: The handcuffs bend and stretch to absorb the attacks on them. However! Traon's blade cuts through them ala rubber.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one."
Alexia: "Wow. Nice going."
Traon's feet are le free. "Now... What to cut next..." He looks up at the thing that is keeping them held to the ship.
Metal Man (GM): A single chain holds the Questers to the ship, made of the same material. Climbing it would be like climbing a rope 20 feet. Straight up. Strength training!
Harnit hangs with the others... Ahh... Just waking up from being knocked out or... Something like that.
Traon starts to swing a bit and after a moment when he thinks he has enough momentum he swings up and grips on to the chain with his legs. If he works at that, he will then start to cut at the cuffs binding his wrists to the others.
Julian could probably climb that. If he were able to power his way out of his restraints.
Azure slowly comes to, looking around. "...It seems we have quite the problem..."
Metal Man (GM): Traon cuts Julian and the others free. *Slice.* *Slice.* *Slash.* He himself is completely free too.
Alexia: "Nice going!"
Julian: "Nicely done... now who thinks they can climb this thing?"
Traon: "You owe me, but considering who you are, let's just say you don't have to kill me later."
Alexia: "I probably couldn't."
Dragoshi: "Neither could I."
Alexia: "Strength is not my strong suit..."
Dragoshi: "Same." >_>;;
Alex frowns and shakes his head.
Azure: "I might be able. It's a long way though..." *He is possibly able to do many things... just not completely capable in everything. He tries to environment sync.*
Traon looks at Alexia and lifts a brow. "I might have an idea, but its a long shot."
Metal Man (GM): Azure gets nothing out of his sync attempt.
Julian: "...Guess I'll be goin' up first, then..." *Julian angles himself to get a good grip on the chain, and looks to start climbing. His gloves ought to help him get a good grip...*
Alexia: "Something's better than nothing..."
Traon: "Couldn't you try to send a telekinetic charge up to the ship from here and try to trip the switch to raise this thing?"
Alexia seems weirdly calm for being one hand slip away from puddlehood. "I can't reach that far."
Traon nods. "How close do you need to be?"
Alexia squints as she thinks. "Probably about 20 feet if I focus it through the pistol's lens."
Traon: "Well, shall we start climbing and when you think you are close enough you can try?"
Alexia: "One problem. If my hand slips, I go crashing down into oblivion."
Alexia: "Oh, for a pair of wings again..."
Traon thinks for a moment and then realizes the blood blade is still jutting from his cheek. He rolls his eyes. "Blade dispel..." The blade starts to liquefy and then it falls towards the ground.
Alexia: "Need me to heal that cut?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian sneaks on back up. There's a switch to raise and lower the rubbery chain right nearby.
Traon offers a smile and nods "I would be happy to have this hole gone... it hurts something fierce."
Metal Man (GM): They didn't expect the Questers to escape so quickly.
Julian: "...Too easy." *Julian flips switch to raise the damned chain.*
Alexia holds a hand out and begins Mending th hole. "Again, thank goodness I'm from the telekinetic branch..."
Metal Man (GM): The chain raises... and soon the Questers are free. ...That's odd. This room is now totally empty. All the weapons are gone too.
Alex clears his throat.
Alexia rubs her wrists as she looks around. "That's odd..."
Julian: "Let's jus' get the hell outta here..." *Exits.*
Metal Man (GM): The PA turns on, crackling.
Alexia: "Did they station themselves in our path?"
Metal Man (GM): The door is locked.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers' weapons are gone. They must have hid them somewhere.
Traon: "Oh those bastards..." his fists clench and he offers a light smile. "Unless someone is great with fighting with their fists, it seems I'm the only one who can create a weapon..."
Ricky: *PA* "And now, it is time to finish the Eggman! Ha ha ha!!! OPEN FIRE!!!"
Julian: *COUGH COUGH.*
Dragoshi: "I'm pretty god at fighting weaponless."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Dragoshi runs into the locked door.
Alexia: "I can fight without my gu--WHAT THE HECK?!"
Metal Man (GM): All entrances and exits are locked shut. Locked, barred, and welded shut.
Harnit: "... We're doomed, huh?"
Dragoshi: "No. It just seems that way."
Metal Man (GM): There is a sign on one of them.
Dragoshi: *Reads the sign.*
Sign: 'We knew you'd try to escape. But that didn't stop us from blocking all possible means of further ingress to our ship. Love, Bob.'
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOM* One can see out a window... Eggman's base blown into a million pieces by gigantic MAC cannon shells.
Julian: "...Well fuck."
Dragoshi: "I swear if this wasn't so god damn pred-...Yea."
Metal Man (GM): Then... the incomplete Master Egg MK3 can be seen rising from the ashes.
Alexia: "Oh, crap..."
Ivo Robotnik: *PA* "Hm. The Questers failed me, so its about time I fought for myself."
Dragoshi: "...Oh, man."
Alexia: "That thing's not finished! It won't last a minute!"
Ivo Robotnik: *PA* "Prepare to die, MM2 fools!"
Dragoshi: "Oh, please. It'll last."
Alex: "...Ah! He's going to try and take down this ship!"
Metal Man (GM): The thing flies into range of the MM2 ship and all the machineguns open fire on the MM2's ship simultaneously.
Dragoshi: "Just watch."
Metal Man (GM): It then fires several X-zone (Void version) black holes at the shields. It fires its arms at it, missiles, and then flies directly into the ship. This is so violent it would cause the ship to shake so heavily it'd hurl people into the wall who aren't heavy enough. ...But the ship withstands it. Save for the shields violently exploding and a few cracks... the strange, reddish compound the ship is made of appears to bend back into place.
Julian stands tall!
Alexia crashes into a wall. Again.
Ricky: *PA* "You would have won... had the Questers given you Gerald's information! But they did not... and we have the secret weapons of the Three Powers that Garrick used to nearly defeat Metal!"
Alex is thrown about.
Ricky: *PA* "Meet your doom, infidel!"
Traon falls on his ass, but remains there. "Bloody hell..."
Alexia: "...And this head wound had JUST healed, too..."
Metal Man (GM): The ship fires another hail of MAC cannons, picking up impressive speed while activating new, stronger shields.
Dragoshi: "...You know."
Ivo Robotnik: *PA* "Hah! You haven't seen the last of me!"
Alexia takes her backpack off and tries to use the leather to soak up some of the blood.
Dragoshi: "It's one thing to be a dick."
Ivo Robotnik: "Full power!!!"
Dragoshi: "It's another to be an dumbass."
Metal Man (GM): The Master Egg MK3 vanishes, due to its light drive the Questers made for it.
Azure: *facepalms at language not that should phase him at this point in time.*
Julian: "Drago, jus' stop talkin'."
Alexia: "What is it with me and head injuries, anyways?"
Dragoshi: "...I have no idea."
Ricky: *PA* "...Curses. The Questers DID get him The Man's Light Drive."
Traon: "You know... we could make an effort to get out of here instead of... ya know... listening to this."
Alexia: "...Damn. This isn't going anywhere."
Ricky: *PA* "We can't go into slipstream this close to the planet without breaking up, either. Time to blow up the Seeker!"
Julian: "We CAN'T get outta here."
Alexia puts her pack back on.
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaa, but, you know... These things are apparently highly damage resistant."
Julian: "That's why we lis-OH FUCK."
Dragoshi: "Oh, FUCK YOU, SOUP DISH."
Metal Man (GM): The ship begins turning, and the computers show it flying towards the Seeker.
Alexia: "That's our HOME!" *She jumps up and starts glancing around for an escape route.*
Metal Man (GM): A big clock appears. 'T-minus 1 hour.'
Julian: "That's our way OFFA this hellhole!" *looks for exits or structural weaknesses.*
Dragoshi: *Tries to assist.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian and Dragoshi see... aha!
Traon: "Wasn't someone's Dex working not to long ago?"
Metal Man (GM): The Master Egg MK3's guns blew a still-smoking hole between this room and the next.
Julian: *GO GO GO!*
Alexia climbs through, totally ignoring the profuse bleeding.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk into the next room. Two soldiers see them.
Soldier1: "Questers spotted!"
Alexia: "OUT OF OUR WAY!"
Alex reluctantly follows, fearing the tests that will continue to come.
Soldier2: "No time! Just put up the security!"
Julian: *Punch Soldier in the mouth!*
Metal Man (GM): The alarms go off as Soldier 1 is floored. Soldier2 breaks an alarm switch.
Alexia: *Mindblast Soldier 2!*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is barricaded.
Metal Man (GM): Even as Soldier 2 is KO'd and knocked into it.
Alexia hurriedly opens her Dex and rings the Seeker. "C'mon, c'mon, pick up..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Hop picks up.
Alexia: "HOP! GET METAL ON THE LINE! NOW!"
Dragoshi: "Hop! Give us the box!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the C4 is finished.
Glyph: [Hop] "Who what now?"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMMM.* Julian blows a massive hole... that's no good.
Glyph: [Hop] "Uh, what button do I press for that?"
Alexia: "METAL! LINE! NOW!"
Dragoshi: "For which one?"
Metal Man (GM): The hole is too big. There's a hole leading through the floor... a bottomless pit. Mostly.
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't see a Metal button. I mean, do you mean a button that says Metal, or... one that he pressed?"
Metal Man (GM): There is the ground, thousands of feet below.
Glyph: [Hop] "He pressed a lot of buttons."
Alexia: "Ducky." *She takes a running start and jumps the hole.*
Glyph: *Hop yells at the top of his lungs at no one in particular.* "Metal! Phone for you!"
Metal Man (GM): Alexia leaps across and is now dangling on the other side ... hanging on to a wire that is slowly breaking.
Alexia grits her teeth and tries to pull herself up.
Traon goes to try a jump as well... ya know, to get to the other side.
Mewtwo: "????" *Turns to Hop.* "!!!!" *moves onto the screen.* "...Why are you dangling over the planet like that?"
Metal Man (GM): Traon leaps over, and grabs Alexia's ankle.
Metal Man (GM): He's hanging over the pit too.
Alexia: "Nnngh... Master Mewtwo!"
Alexia: "This ship's coming straight for the Seeker!"
Dragoshi: *Fine, apparently, I'll just have to hope for the best.*
Alexia: "Take evasive strategy NOW!"
Alex shivers, just saved from the height issue before, and now he has to jump. Alexes can't jump!
Traon just seems to have a blank expression and looks up at Alexia. "Human ladder? I'll climb up ya and get up and then help you up. You just have to hold on..."
Azure: "Everyone..I apologize in advance for this..." *He says while looking at them all... then stops, seeing Traon about to climb up.*
Alexia: "Hurry, then! This wire's starting to come loose!" *She grabs her Dex in her mouth and holds on to the wire with both hands.*
Metal Man (GM): Alex leaps and hangs on to Alexia's other ankle.
Julian goes to make the Leap! And hopefully pull the others up when he's on the other side. Like Mike!
Metal Man (GM): Julian just leaps across.
Julian then goes to the edge and tries to help pull the others up.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is hanging on Traon.
Harnit awaits for the other side to be a bit... Less cluttered before jumping.
Alexia is obviously starting to slip with the weight of three other people on the wire. She desperately extends a hand.
Metal Man (GM): The wire -is- beginning to break.
Julian tries to grab Alexia's hand and at least pull her up to the point where the others can grab onto something! Heave!
Metal Man (GM): Julian grabs hold, but it's too heavy to pull up so quickly. Julian is hanging on... they're seriously hurting his arms.
Azure waits for at least one person to make it up before... he makes the jump...
Harnit: "You... Might want to pull yourself up."
Julian: "I can't do this all by myself! You guys gotta put some EFFORT into it!"
Alexia tries to assist by pulling herself up.
Metal Man (GM): Julian swears his muscles will be the next thing to snap...
Julian: "C'mon..." *deep breath... PULL!*
Alexia desperately tries again, adrenaline kicking in.
Metal Man (GM): Long story short, the Questers all fly on up to the platform. Note to people: Don't use C4 on airships.
Azure might as well try... this isn't going so well. Azure goes to jump across the gap...
Alexia glances forwards, then back at the others, then again... She then puts her Dex back in her pack.
Metal Man (GM): Azure leaps across with no problem.
Alex bows. "Thank you so much, Alexia and Julian."
Julian's laying flat on his back after pulling everyone up, arms at his side, aching heavily.
Alexia tries to pick Julian up with her TK.
Traon groans and looks at everyone. "This is turning into hell."
Harnit goes to jump now...
Alexia: "No man gets left behind..."
Julian: "You suckas need to go on a diet..."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(I won't make sarcastic remarks, I won't make sarcastic remarks...) "..." *Drag's only 200 pounds.* >_>
Alexia: "Drag! Help me carry Julian!"
Dragoshi: "...Why me? I have no-Sod it." *Assists.*
Alex spots Harnit, because no one else is. >.>
Julian rolls over, using his last reserves of strength to push himself up and off the ground. "Hey, hey, hey, my legs is still workin'."
Metal Man (GM): Ok, this room is... hm. There's the Quester weapons...
Alexia: "Sorry, Julian... adrenaline rush..."
Metal Man (GM): ...But they're in a glass tube container.
Alex: *Harnit makes it! Yay!*
Metal Man (GM): Several cameras watch this area.
Dragoshi: *...It can never really be that easy, huh?*
Alexia: "...Oh no..."
Harnit thanks Alex and follows the others..
Alexia: "Master Mewtwo never responded..."
Julian: "Like it matters. Seeker hasn't had enough power to do anythin' but run lights since we got here..."
Alexia: "They still could have at least readied themselves... But we have to keep going!"
Julian: "How the hell you ready 'gainst bein' blasted to a million pieces?"
Julian: "Anyway... anyone got an EMP 'nade left?"
Dragoshi: "...I have seven."
Traon just follows the others.
Alexia: "... Throw."
Dragoshi: "But I bet it'll be blasted to hell and back."
Julian: "Knock out the cameras."
Dragoshi: "No. It'll fail."
Julian: "Jus' DO IT."
Dragoshi: "...It always does."
Metal Man (GM): There's one in each corner, four in all.
Alexia: *thinking.* "If I only could get that correct energy balance... just this once..."
Dragoshi: "Fine." *Throws a goddamn EMP grenade at the camera.*
Azure: "Have faith?"
Julian: "LOOK! We got under an' hour to make sure our ride outta here don't get blown to pieces! Anythin's worth a shot!"
Alexia: "We have to save the others!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi chucks it. The cameras see it. *REEREEREEREE.*
Dragoshi: "See!? I told you!?"
Metal Man (GM): Bob appears in the middle of the room and steps on it.
Eggman: "Yes. Your position is hopeless. Surrender and you will be spared."
Alexia: "Out of the way."
Dragoshi: "...You know."
Eggman: "The MM2 has defeated my namesake. Soon you shall join him."
Dragoshi: "You're just wasting time by saying that. It never works out in the end, and-...Why am I even bothering with talking?"
Alexia ducks into her battle pose and forms a Mindblast in her hands.
Eggman: "You saw what we did. We don't waste time." He takes out Dragoshi's Vendetta machinegun and points it at Dragoshi. "Fascinating... allow me... to finish it for you."
Alexia tries to rip it out of Bob's hands with her TK.
Dragoshi: "No. Don't. I'll get it back in the end."
Metal Man (GM): A blue field glows around Bob/Eggman, protecting him from the TK.
Eggman: "Tsk tsk. High Exaltation works for AIs too. Now watch this."
Metal Man (GM): He spins it around, making it the size of an assault rifle and gives it an MM2 logo, as well as a rather fancy-looking gold-plated trim. Then he aims the new laser sight right between Dragoshi's eyes.
Eggman: "I eat Questers for breakfast."
Julian: "Hate this place SO Much..."
Eggman: "Let's see what the Grandfather of the man who just lost could do."
Metal Man (GM): He opens fire at Dragoshi with it.
Dragoshi: *Dodges... 3.*
Metal Man (GM): It pierces barriers and so-forth. It rapidfires a spray of lasers.
Dragoshi: *Shot full of holes, but still alive.* "Heh. Missed a spot." *And, Drago starts off by attempting to steal the machinegun back from Robert, err... Bob.*
Metal Man (GM): And... Hit. He is fast, but not that fast. The blue aura prevents theft, however.
Dragoshi: "Of course."
Eggman: "I'll only give it back if you can defeat me. I want to be sure you're not unworthy of what you stole."
Dragoshi: "...I see. Fun."
Alexia: *Not much better...*
Dragoshi: *Throws an amethyst shard at Bobbeh!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. By an inch.
Eggman: "You're good... but that doesn't mean anything against me."
Dragoshi: "Damn. Almost hit, too..." *Flipkick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit.
Dragoshi: "Been a while since I fought weaponless."
Julian: *JULIAAAAAAAN! GET THE WEAPONS! Draw!* *Julian's got a baseball bat! Julian rears back, lines up his target... here's the pitch...* *HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME RUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!* *Julian sends Eggman out of the park with that Charged Critical Baseball Bat swing of DEATH!* *Julian drops the broken handle, backs up to the group, and conserves his remaining energy.*
Harnit fires four Quakes at Eggman.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, then hit miss hit miss.
Alexia: "MAN, Julian, you nailed that sucker!"
Dragoshi: "Yea, seriously."
Azure fires off a Dragon fang at Eggman.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alex chants something quickly, and holds a hand out. White cloudy energy grows into existence all over Bob, searing him with holy energy. "Holy Ball."
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Eggman: "Your magic is weak. I shall show you how it's done."
Alex then points his fingers outward at bob and sends two Bolts are him! Hit.
Alexia flings a Mindblast at Bob.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Alex wonders if the bolt spell did something abnormal to Bob.
Alexia then tries using a Charm on Bob!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): Bob powers up, using yet another one of his evil abilities.
Eggman: "It appears one gun is not enough. I shall use something else, then!"
Metal Man (GM): He creates hordes of phantom duplicates, which all simultaneously make a casting motion. Suddenly, massive spiked metal cannonballs that are electrically charged fly at everyone from all directions!
Dragoshi: "Oh, sweet merciful crap!" *KO'd. Quick revive. Dammit.*
Harnit is hit and severely harmed.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. That was unexpected."
Metal Man (GM): Then he forms back into one, and glows brightly.
Metal Man (GM): He flies at Dragoshi at near supersonic speeds.
Dragoshi: "...Yikes!" *Ow!*
Alex gets zarped.
Metal Man (GM): *SCHWOOMP*
Dragoshi: "...Heheh. That hurt, but, meh..."
Metal Man (GM): He ricochets off a wall and then opens fire on Julian with his machinegun.
Julian: *And Julian... Lives!*
Dragoshi: *And, Drago just flip kicks Bob twice.*
Julian: *Albiet with almost no health remaining!*
Metal Man (GM): Bob disintegrates. ...Then he revives, Quester style.
Eggman: "I have memorized some of your... tricks."
Julian: "Memorize this." *PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH THE EGGMAN* :D
Metal Man (GM): Crit miss hit miss hit miss.
Dragoshi: "Interesting. So, I assume we have to do that two more times, then?"
Harnit casts Nature's Growth on himself and Quakes Eggman twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss.
Azure fires off two dragon fangs this time. One of water the other of lightning at Eggman.
Leo: *sees the Questers battling and runs over to aid them.* "Hey, must've got here just in time."
Dragoshi: "Yea. Very convenient. We're facing Bob, as you can see."
Dragoshi: "Just... Make sure to stay away from using lightning on 'im." >_>;
Leo: "Got it."
Alex holds his palm out, and four small orbs of force energy zip out and burst into Bob.
Julian: "...Where the hell have you BEEN?"
Leo: "Something held me up."
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then. But, seriously, we have a guy with a super-powerful machinegun to deal with here."
Leo: "...I can see that, how did he take it from you?"
Julian: "Does it FUCKIN' MATTER? Shut up an' concentrate."
Dragoshi: *Waits for Bob's next move...*
Metal Man (GM): Bob spins around, and then points at Julian.
Eggman: "I memorized your move, like you told me to."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm, level 10. 5 seconds.*
Metal Man (GM): He then projects five copies of Julian, each doing three punches or so. They all fly at Julian.
Dragoshi: *Okay, lessee... Drag starts off by clawing at Bob, then firing off a Tidal Blast, then...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Hit hit hit.
Dragoshi: *And, a mech! Which launches at Bob!*
Metal Man (GM): Crit.
Dragoshi: *The mech collides into Bob, slamming into him, then fires a tractor beam at said lord of electric death, smashing him into the ground. A lot.*
Metal Man (GM): He's still alive.
Eggman: "You are powerful, but you lack tactical finesse."
Dragoshi: "Heh. That's something I knew from the start." *Drag then proceeds to try and strangle Bob.*
Metal Man (GM): Crit indeed. He reappears.
Dragoshi: "Down to the final stretch, are we?"
Julian got knocked for a loop after he was attacked by his own attack for the umpteen bazillionth time... but he's back! And he's going to try and lock Bobbo in a Submission!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *Try again!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *Son of a bitch!*
Eggman: "Your supremacy ends here, Julian."
Dragoshi: "Heh. I second that."
Harnit fires four Quakes at Eggman...*
Dragoshi: "...Wait. Doing idle agreement with enemy. Dammit." *Facepalm.*
Leo: *begins to create an electric barrier around himself and Dragoshi.*
Azure sees what he can do to Eggman. Azure puts his hands together with his thumbs and ring fingers linked together. His spirit charms appear floating above his him in a circle then spread apart around him. A focused ball of energy appears below him. He charges the energy for as much as he can then alters the energy to a aqua blue. He then casts his hands forward and launches a slipstream blast: water style!
Alex tries to use his first SPECIAL offensive attack! He summons a small bit of space rock from the outer reaches of the planet, and they soar through the sky into Bob via a small portal-ish opening in the ceiling.
Eggman: "You are tough, but I am tougher."
Metal Man (GM): He glows once more, using the full force of his High Exaltation. And... he explodes. Threatens everyone.
Leo: *absorbs the attack.*
Alex: *Blah, deathx2.*
Metal Man (GM): Its... fire.
Metal Man (GM): He has dropped the gun. The tube is also blasted open.
Dragoshi: *Down to low health!!*
Dragoshi: *Takes the gun!*
Julian: *Gets his stuff back!*
Leo: *gets blown away but survives the attack.*
Dragoshi: *Takes the rest of his stuff back as well.*
Harnit gets his staff and items if they're there.
Alex revives immediately, and takes his shortsword back.
Azure: *survives.* *goes for his gauntlets.*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is open. It's a stairway up.
Harnit follows the others up and out...
Dragoshi: *After Drago gets all his stuff back, he readies his machinegun and heads up.*
Alex sheathes his shortsword to his side and moves with the others.
Leo: *Follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on up, and right into the bridge.
Dragoshi: *Not gonna charge something up this time due to people complaining about it being cheap.* >:O
Metal Man (GM): Ricky stands with his back to the Questers.
Ricky: "You fight well... for a rag-tag band of mercenaries. But you have changed nothing."
Azure once his gloves are on and strapped he follows.
Metal Man (GM): The Seeker is right outside the window.
Ricky: "You aren't any more than what Klumsy made you... and even then, it was you who lead to his death."
Julian finishes fixing his Brass Knux over his gauntlets again as they walk up...
Metal Man (GM): He turns around, fire burning in his eyes.
Ricky: "It is not Magellean I care for, for he was merely a crazy idiot."
Metal Man (GM): He slams a console, causing the MM2 logo above to fall down and break.
Dragoshi: *Drag's eyes turn acid green.* "Hmph. Then, who?"
Ricky: "Some say I am related to Klumsy Koopa... the koopa who you allowed to die."
Azure draws a blank. Notes to pick up a Quester history book.
Ricky: "I cannot be sure, but I know this much; he taught me everything I knew, and should you challenge me to battle, everything he knew shall be used against you."
Dragoshi: "..." *Chuckles and waits for the tortoise's drama to end.*
Ricky: *He cracks his neck.* "And he didn't even begin to tell you everything he knew..."
Dragoshi: "...Fine by me."
Ricky: "Do you want to know what High Exaltation really is?"
Leo: "..." *yawn.*
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out... a modified fighter remote.
Dragoshi: "...Weeeeell, damn."
Ricky: "Klumsy's own backup plan. And its all mine."
Julian: *EMP 'nade.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian throws the EMP grenade at him. He blurs, and it vanishes mid-air.
Azure glances over to Dragoshi and sees he isn't really one for the feelings of the enemy he looks around a bit more and ...he isn't surprised at the general reaction. He then quirks an eye at the remote... anytime those where around trouble was always right behind...
Metal Man (GM): He reappears... holding it in his hand.
Dragoshi: "...Yea. That's why I don't bother."
Julian: "Like I said, anythin's worth a shot at this point."
Ricky: "Did you really think that would phase me?"
Leo: *yawns again.* "Heh, you're gonna fight us with that dinky remote?"
Julian: "I was hopin' it'd knock out that remote, but then 'gain I ain't one for witty banter. You gonna fight us or not, wannabe?"
Leo: "What are ya gonna do, chuck it at my head?"
Dragoshi: *Taps his foot, waiting...*
Julian: "Leo, shut up."
Azure ponders when the group beaome completely one sided. He's feeling pretty lonely over here.
Leo: "..." *begins to doze off.*
Ricky: "You think you're so great? You think you can beat me so easily? The Platinum Challenge ain't nothing. I am... THE IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE."
Azure sees a fight is unavoidable.
Dragoshi: "...Overconfident, aren't you?"
Leo: "Zzzzz... Huh, wha?"
Julian: "HELL no. If anythin' I've seen proves true it's that you're gonna be the toughest fight here. But I don't fuckin' care, 'cause QUESTERS ALWAYS WIN." *Battle stance!*
Dragoshi: "Yea. No matter what you throw at us, we overcome it!"
Julian: "Let's bounce, little man." *Julian charges and tries to lock in a Grapple on Ricky!*
Ricky: "You never did legitly overcome the Platinum challenge."
Dragoshi: "...Legitly? Hmm?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian goes for the grapple. He withdraws into his shell.
Julian grabs Ricky's Shell, then.
Dragoshi: "Excuse me, but I wasn't there at that time."
Julian: "...You're one big hypocrite, huh?" *Julian grabs one edge of Ricky's Shell, spins around like a discus player, and launches the shell into a control panel! Woo!*
Metal Man (GM): He bounces off the control panel and back at Julian, even though its his turn. He lands behind the Questers, 2 feet.
Ricky: "You keep on making up words. There won't be enough of you left to identify as remains. I write the rules by which you play."
Julian goes for the weapons! *It's a beer bottle!*
Leo: "What's with all the cryptic messages?"
Julian dashes over to Ricky's Shell and tries to smash it over... it!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: "...People are like that sometimes."
Leo: "...Well, it's annoying."
Julian: "Ignore 'em, he's jus' tryin' to mess with yo' head."
Dragoshi: "...I just learn to deal with it. With apathy." *Anyways, Drago readies the Fel Contract and signs it, causing the thing to disappear in a puff of smoke, which then leads to Dragoshi being set on fire, collapsing and...*
Liche Dragoshi: *Rising again, in his usual liche form's attire of scorched earth-colored armor and tattered cloak. After the transformation, He tries to strangle the everloving HELL out of Ricky.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Ricky: "That's the oldest trick in the book."
Liche Dragoshi: "Thank you, commander obvious."
Leo: *charges up two bolts of lightning and throws them at Ricky.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Alex holds his hand out so the fingertips point at Ricky. White bolts of lightning barrage out of them like several bolt spells hitting.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss.
Harnit Shadow Shields Helldusk and Sawyer.
Azure puts up a barrier and self heals.
Ricky: "You throw a nice punch... but it's horribly out of practice. Nobody has been teaching you anything for ages, if at all. Besides... none can stop the power of the Schwartz!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires a green beam at Julian...
Azure: "The... schwartz..."
Dragoshi: "...The schwartz?"
Metal Man (GM): It zaps Julian, causing him to double over in pain as if he'd been kicked in the crotch.
Dragoshi: "...Is that related to quartz?" ?_?
Julian: "The wha-" *OUCH.*
Liche Dragoshi: *Said that. Both times.* "...I'll take that as a no, then."
Ricky: "Now... if you will not fight me as a mortal, then perhaps your time is best used in here." He chucks a pokeball at Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): It flies past him. He shrugs.
Liche Dragoshi: *DAMMIT.*
Ricky: "Better luck next time, I guess." He then turns to the group, en masse.
Liche Dragoshi: "...Nice aim, Tex."
Ricky: "If there's one thing you're all weak against, it's this."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a bazooka and aims... fires...
Leo: "...Oh crap."
Metal Man (GM): ...It flies right over the Questers' heads.
Leo: "...You couldn't hit the broad side of a barn."
Alex blinks, shocked at all of the attempts...
Liche Dragoshi: *Oh, you get the point.* "...What the heck was that?"
Metal Man (GM): Its like he fired it drunkenly. He shrugs again. The ceiling falls in from above at everyone and explodes! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!
Liche Dragoshi: "...Ba-damn."
Leo: *looks up.* "HOLY HELL IN HANDBASKET!!"
Liche Dragoshi: *Not like it matters, Drago's invincible.* *GRAH.*
Azure's barrier breaks.
Leo: *gets crushed by falling debris.*
Julian: *And Julian's down to one life! But hey, that means he's back WITH A VENGEANCE.* >:O
Ricky: "Like you'd be smart enough to check for it happening?"
Alex: *Can't possibly escape.*
Liche Dragoshi: "...That was one time."
Julian, after taking a minute to recover, leaps to his feet, dashes over to Ricky, and tries to strangle him with his bare hands * >:O "You jus' HAD to do that!"
Liche Dragoshi: "And, that's why you don't kill an angry person."
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Miss.
Julian: *And, in Julian's extreme anger, he overshoots his target.* *Ricky's dead next turn, though.* >:O
Liche Dragoshi: *Okay, Drag haslots of energy. And he's invincible. Not a good combination for any foe. First... Amethyst shard, Ricky. Meet eachother.*
Metal Man (GM): He tries to use reflector! *REFLECT.*
Liche Dragoshi: *INVINCIBLE!* "...Meh." *Just Tidal Blasts the hell out of Tortagon... Errr... Ricky.*
Ricky: "You shall learn to regret your new-found powers..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Liche Dragoshi: "...I've already gotten over regret."
Leo: *Quick Revive.* *Gets back up and dusts himself off, then charges up a fireball and throws it at Ricky.*
Metal Man (GM): He ducks under it.
Alex chants for a moment, and his body splits into two of him. *Duplicate.*
Azure puts up a barrier and fires off a dragon fang.
Metal Man (GM): Miss by an inch. He's infuriatingly fast, although despite that he's taken a beating.
Azure is just gonna stop trying to hit things...
Ricky: "Now... you're invincible, right?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks right up to Dragoshi.
Liche Dragoshi: "...Well, I haven't died against your attempts yet, hm?" *Whatever it is, it hit 'im?*
Metal Man (GM): He... chains a massive weight to Dragoshi's foot, which proceeds to fall through the floor. With Dragoshi.
Ricky: "Happy landings!!!!"
Ricky: "Now... if he wasn't invincible, I'd only do so much damage. But now he'll land there... perfectly unscathed." *He turns around and flips out a shotgun and fires three shots at Julian, Leo, and Azure.*
Leo: *gets shot up.*
Metal Man (GM): Each shot threatens all three, too.
Azure barrier takes a hit first. Breaks and then azure hit but the other blasts. Completely undoing any attempt at healing himself he had previously made.
Julian's shot! How rude! Julian tries to choke the everloving hell out of Ricky again.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian actually chokes him this time. However he manages to speak.
Ricky: "Why you little!" *GAKGAKGAK.*
Julian: *WHY YOU LITTLE! gak gak gak goes the Turt-And Ricky takes the words out of his mouth.* *Julian, after strangling Ricky, lifts him over his head while still clutching him by the neck, and slams him onto the ground shell-first, much like you would smash a guitar. Julian then takes this opportunity while Ricky's prone to take a short vertical leap, position himself over Ricky's face, and stomp him with a modified Big Boot!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He rolls out of the way... he's been doing that a lot in the past, apparently.
Julian falls short of his target... but reaches into his back pocket, fishes out a Phoenix Down, and uses it on himself with Quick Item Use to end his turn!
Leo: *doesn't look to good as he begins to charge into Ricky and begins to go hack & slash crazy on his koopa ass.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss hit hit hit miss miss.
Alex permeates holy energy around Ricky now! Woo!
Ricky: "Gasp! Its becoming shiny over here! This is somehow painful!"
Metal Man (GM): He sounds like he is really being harmed to Alex, despite the horrible sarcasm.
Azure double heals.
Metal Man (GM): He then walks right over to Julian. He... leaps up and puts a finger trap between Julian's two hands. Oh god. The fingers of both his hands are stuck together!
Leo: "...You're kidding...?"
Ricky: "No, I'm not kidding. Here, taste some Schwartz."
Metal Man (GM): *BZEEER* Leo also feels as if he was kicked in the groin. Then Ricky attacks Julian again.
Leo: *the pain ends up killing him.*
Julian sidesteps the mad turtle that's about to be in a world of hurt. >:O
Metal Man (GM): He tries to tie Julian's shoelaces together. Instead he fumbles. He finishes up by... buffing Azure?
Metal Man (GM): *Glow.* All of Azure's moves become more accurate.
Azure can only quirk an eye at that..
Metal Man (GM): The finger trap is made of titanium and extremely tough. It's on tough enough to cut off circulation to the fingers it's stuck to.
Julian attempts to defeat it the old-fashioned way. By slowly pushing his fingers inwards, then sliding them out.
Ricky: "You know, for such a high-leveled person, you behave a lot like a giant blob."
Julian: *Fuck, Julian's weakness.* *SPECTACULAR FAILURE.*
Metal Man (GM): For some odd reason, the finger trap causes Julian to forget how to remove it when he tries to remove it!
Julian's handled these before, but because of that, he has completely forgotten how to get a Chinese Fingertrap off his Fingers. Whatever. Julian calls a Team Huddle! Julian motions the best he can for Azure to come over.
Trigger: *Quick Revive.* *After getting back up he charges up a bolt of lightning and hurls it at Ricky's face.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alex fires off two more magic missiles! two orbs of force energy fly out of his palm and blast into Ricky instantly.
Azure does nothing.
Julian: "Clear?" *assume they've been talking about strategy.*
Azure just moves away from Julian.
Leo: *looks at Julian then notices the finger trap.* "Need help with that, I think I might be able to take it off?"
Julian: "...Righ' then..." *Julian gets back to his position, trying to remember how to remove the Chinese handcuffs after his memory of how to as a boy were stolen by the dastardly Ricky and his amazing Amnesia Dust That Doesn't Erase Your Memory Of The Past 5 Minutes.*
Metal Man (GM): Ricky laughs and then prepares for his ultimate attack.
Leo: *gets into a defensive stance.*
Ricky: "They didn't give him the 007, aggressive, and Perfect Health awards for nothing."
Ricky: "There is only one attack which can match VG's armageddon..."
Metal Man (GM): He floats up, and spins into shell form. He begins spinning so fast his shell makes a whistling noise.
Leo: "..." 0_0
Julian: "Here it comes..."
Metal Man (GM): He then rapidly, constantly, and endlessly flies back and forth between the group and where he is floating, potentially hitting each person over and over and over and over again. Somewhere during the destruction he yells...
Leo: "..." 0_o;;
Leo: *gets chopped up into pieces.*
Azure well ummm dies. He quick revives with 2 lives left.
Leo: *Game Over.*
Alex dies for the third time.
Metal Man (GM): He hit the duplicate with that as well as Alex. He stands, blowing the fire off of his shell.
Ricky: "And I'm just getting started."
Dragoshi: *After all of that, El Drago Kickasso appears.* "...Ah, man. I missed a lot, huh?"
Azure: "I'm sorry but this has gone to far. This needs to cease."
Julian: "Says you...'Ey Drago, what's say we hook up an' show this lil' punk what's what, what? Talk to Azure, I already hooked him up wit' the plan." *Julian tries to remember how to remove Chinese Fingertraps again.*
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Sure thing." *Walks over to Azure, to talk to him about what Julian's talking about.*
Julian: *Failing that, Julian tries to remove the trap again.*
Metal Man (GM): It finally comes off. It clatters onto the floor.
Julian Wins! And passes the rest of his turn.
Dragoshi: *First, he flip kicks Ricky to burn off a little time.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss.
Dragoshi: *Eh. Either way, quickly pull out machinegun, charge up slightly and DELAY!*
Leo: *Game Over.*
Azure switches to his astral caller stance, letting his energy run loose. He holds his hands at the center of his body and lets a large amount of energy flow fourth. Then he begins to divert that energy to a center point using his hands as the medium. That energy would then become influenced by multiple elemental infusions and transmutations becoming an aurora color. He pulls the energy back as his spirit charms keep the magic and chi stabilized and then hurl it forward creating a sonic boom followed by a torrent of prismatic energy blasts. Slipstream Blast: Spectrum!
Dragoshi: *After the monk finishes with his Slipstream blast, El Drago Kickasso readies his machinegun aiming it at the damnable Soup Dish, the blue charge unleashing itself in an icy, wintergreen blast of DEWM! Partially charged Ice Tornado, GO!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit from Dragoshi.
Julian then tries to grab Ricky as he falls from the sky after being launched with the Tornado, locking in a tight grip around his neck if successful...* *BOOYAH.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian *Julian locks in his grip on Ricky's neck, lifting him into the air in classic movie villain fashion! As Julian bares his teeth, he rears back with his free hand, and lands not one, not two, but FIVE, FIVE straight hard shots to Ricky's balls! Once Julian lands the fifth, he quickly turns, throws Ricky to the ground so he lands prone, backs up a bit, then rushes forward with a great burst of speed and PUNTS Ricky across the room with a massive field goal final kick to the crotch! Ladies and gentlemen: Balls To The Wall.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers do all that... he wipes the blood from his mouth and stands right back up again.
Ricky: "Pft. You call that an attack? Klumsy could do those all by himself. Now its time to finish you all off!"
Dragoshi: "...I hate overexaggerators..."
Metal Man (GM): He glows, having done a certain number of hits and turning blood red.
Ricky: "Nobody's ever turned the Schwartz up to this level... but now's the time! ATOMIC SCHWARTZ!"
Dragoshi: "...Atomic?" ?_?
Julian: "What the HELL are Schwartz?"
Metal Man (GM): This version of it is more of a red laser beam... one likely to slice and dice everything it hits in two. He fires the massive red beam from his ring on his finger and strafes all of the Questers with it.
Dragoshi: *Drago's down to a somewhat middling about of health!*
Julian: *EVERYONE DIES.*
Metal Man (GM): His hand catches on fire. He blows it out and then proceeds to... continue attacking.
Julian's knocked down! Give him a bit, he'll get right back up.
Ricky: "You're seriously outclassed now." He runs directly at Dragoshi and yells out as he leaps upwards once, before then spinning with several kicks. "SHORYUKEN! RIC-RYOKEN!"
Azure doesn't die... he survives with a craptastic amount of health left.
Dragoshi: *Fail! hit... x3. Fuck.*
Metal Man (GM): He then lands and moves back to his space.
Julian's back up! GET THE WEAPONS!
Ricky: "I'm getting rusty... I only have taken out three of you?"
Julian: *Baseball Bat action! Julian winds up... here's the pitch!*
Metal Man (GM): *WHIFF.*
Julian: *Fucking HELL.* *Keeping the Bat due to Item Usability.*
Azure fires off a slipstream blast at Ricky. A charged thunder type.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He takes the hit, but remains standing... barely.
Ricky: *Cough.* *hack.* "Despite possessing all three lives my relative, Klumsy, did... I would consider it dishonorable to use them to destroy you, no matter how ignorant you are of my true goals, and how you destroyed him."
Julian makes the universal hand gesture for "Hurry It Up."
Ricky: "Therefore I shall only do what is necessary to defend my ship."
Metal Man (GM): He points at the Questers.
Ricky: "Pop quiz, hot shots. What goes up and never comes down?"
Julian: *And of course you get the street brawler from New York to answer this question.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian thinks it is... Dominoes Pizza! It defies gravity!
Ricky: "...Perhaps I shouldn't have asked such a difficult question. But then again, Klumsy felt fine challenging you to your deaths."
Julian: "Time? Age? I dunno, they're both the same thin'."
Ricky: "The answer is..." He pulls a lever. "Your collective egos!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Julian: "Trick que-" *FUCK.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appears back on the Seeker... the ship of Ricky's flies over, not firing a thing. Why? That battle completely trashed the bridge. It won't be attacking anytime soon, especially as it's pock-marked and full of holes.
Julian: "...FUCKIN' HELL! Cheated out of a clean win AGAIN."
Leo: *lands in an odd position, considering his body is limp from death.*