Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 340: The Capital's Generators

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Date: March 17th & 18th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at the bridge of the Q.S. Seeker. Mewtwo looks over a map of Capital City. It shows 6 generators, all busted. One emergency generator stands: The one at the very center of the city.
Glyph: *Hop skips into the room.*
Mewtwo: "...Your mission, today, is to restore the other generators for this city. However there is a problem."
Glyph: [Hop] "I have built an item of ultimate power to help you on your quest!"
Digifanatic: "Hop, not now, please?"
Mewtwo: "The generators were---" *Lets Hop speak.*
Darkdata: "Erm... Yay?"
Harnit divides his attention between Hop and Mewtwo...
Aaron wakes up and walks in.
Darkdata: "What is it?"
Alex: "He forgot."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. What?"
Glyph: *Hop places a strange twisty pipe down in the same place as always and quietly tiptoes out of the room.*
Mewtwo: "...Built in ruins deep below the city."
Digifanatic: *mutters to Darkdata.* "Get ready for your Mute. I have no idea where this is headed."
Mewtwo: "To protect them, obviously."
Dragoshi: "'Course."
Alexia heads over and grabs it.
Mewtwo: "However..." He shows an old map, copied from an ancient wall painting.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm?"
Mewtwo: "These ruins are haunted by ancient monsters."
Darkdata: "Will you always be the test subject Alexia?"
Mewtwo: "The generators were disabled by these monsters, apparently, and for the longest time they were not needed. But then the MM2 came here. It's only a matter of time before they strike. They destroyed Eggman's base--they only need to repair the damage you dealt."
Alexia: "...Pretty much."
Mewtwo: "So you must go deep below the city and fend off hordes of magical demons to repair the generators... oh! And your time is limited."
Metal Man (GM): He points the screen to show Ricky's ship flying towards Capital City.
Julian: "Great."
Alexia: "...I hate timed missions."
Mewtwo: "Interestingly, I have obtained a person who can help you."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm?"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* A crazy Lizardman carrying a big bag appears.
Alex bags away, "Gack! Another dragon?"
Moody Mandy: "Ah! I here at last. Teleportation scrolls are so unreliable!"
Alexia: "..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Him?!)
Dragoshi: "...A-buh?"
Julian: "..."
Moody Mandy: "I'm no dragon. Although my ancestors were. I am Moody Mandy!"
Harnit: "Ah... Greetings."
Julian: *facepalm.*
Darkdata: "..."
Alexia simply turns around, arms crossed.
Dragoshi: "...Hiya."
Julian: "Mewtwo, how the hell's HE gonna help us?"
Mewtwo: "His relatives were royalty in the ancient lizardman civilization on Turion. A space-faring civilization. Who claimed to have come... from here. Most of their technology is gone, but he knows how to read ancient runes."
Dragoshi: "...Hm" .oO(Peculiar...)
Digifanatic: "Ah, that should help."
Mewtwo: "He also knows the historical traditions."
Alex blinks. "So those indecipherable glyphs we saw everywhere, he can read?"
Glyph: *Hop tiptoes back into the room.*
Julian: "..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I'm an indecipherable Glyph!"
Mewtwo: "You mean these?" He shows an image of one from that ship.
Julian: "Shut UP, Hop."
Alex nods.
Moody Mandy: "I can't read those. Those are alien writing! These ruins, they are not made by aliens."
Glyph: [Hop] "Did I build an item of ultimate power to help you on your quest? Yes? No? I don't remember. Well, here, have another."
Moody Mandy: "They are made by the Originators!" *He looks at Hop.*
Dragoshi: "...Originators?" ?_?
Moody Mandy: "Hey! You make items?"
Glyph: *Hop drops a short stick where the pipe was and gets ready to tiptoe back out when he sees the lizardman.*
Moody Mandy: "I sell items!"
Glyph: [Hop] "For a nominal fee?"
Moody Mandy: "Ancient items. From Ku-bah era! Nobody else makes them anymore."
Glyph: [Hop] "Cooooool. I make things from Ividera. Well, I did. My memory's not too good anymores."
Moody Mandy: "Although, they get dusty, and expensive. Like, that red dust stuff. It turned to rock."
Alexia telekinetically pulls the stick into her hand, still silent.
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy then takes out an ancient scroll.
Moody Mandy: "Lessee... you be going to sixth prefecture of the Originator Home City. It was destroyed by humans just like you!"
Alex frowns. "That sounds awful."
Digifanatic: .oO(Heh, not all of us are humans.)
Dragoshi: *Isn't human.* >_>;;
Moody Mandy: "But the elder... he tell me, they cast magical spell! Evil monsters protect it for all eternity."
Harnit frowns...
Glyph: [Hop] "I know a lot about humans who destroy things."
Moody Mandy: "You need me, see... Only descendant can open door!"
Julian: "So we're gonna go kick those monsters' asses so you can fix the engines... an' that too."
Moody Mandy: "Even if you can kill evil monsters. Generators? They human thing. You fix those. You know, with person like Garlic!"
Julian: "Done it before."
Moody Mandy: "Garlic makes for mean blacksmith. Charge lots of money, hit people with hot objects."
Darkdata: "Garlic... Don't you mean... Oh, Nevermind."
Moody Mandy: "Ah ah! I have read of you, Dorkula! You make weird music which drive people insane!"
Glyph: *Hop frowns.*
Alex: "...Who is Garlic?"
Dragoshi: "...fuh?" *Confused.*
Moody Mandy: "Garlic! Like this!"
Glyph: [Hop] "All this time I've been getting his name wrong..."
Dragoshi: "...I have no idea."
Metal Man (GM): He makes an insanely serious face.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, man, Rapula...)
Dragoshi: "...Oh."
Glyph: *Hop makes the serious face too.*
Moody Mandy: "Grrr, I are important man! Stop selling things in front of my shop! I hit you with big object for stealing my glowing rocks!"
Alexia: "...Mewtwo, what is a hybrid doing here?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh! Oh! I know! That's a perfect impression!"
Alex blinks. "Ok."
Moody Mandy: "Glowing object is Plu-Ton-Iuargh."
Alex: "Thanks for clarifying."
Moody Mandy: "Work good in soup!"
Mewtwo: "He is a descendant of the Originators."
Julian: "Can we jus' go? I can't take much more of this."
Glyph: [Hop] "More of what?"
Mewtwo: "Without him, the magic on the doors will stop you from getting to them in a timely fashion..."
Alexia: "And you couldn't have found anyone else?"
Mewtwo: "...The Elder is too old, and the other Lizardmen are... " *looks down.* "...Expensive..."
Dragoshi: "...Are what? ...oh."
Moody Mandy: "Yeah. I only charge 1 coin! Lucky coin!"
Dragoshi: "Okay, then... But, seriously, though..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I made a thing that shot coins."
Mewtwo: "And you may enter the warp." A warp opens.
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh! Did you guys use that invention yet? 'cause that's what it does."
Darkdata: "... Mewtwo, remind me to give you some candy for your birthday."
Harnit: "Errrrrr... Mewtwo, does the city have a militia?"
Dragoshi: "Shouldn't we be getting to that missi-There we go" *Takes breathing mask and enters warp.*
Digifanatic: *masks and warps.*
Alexia snatches her breathing mask, puts it on, and stalks into the warp.
Aaron follows suit.
Darkdata: *Bubble o' Air and warp.*
Julian: *Grabs a mask and heads for the warp.*
Glyph: [Hop] "We have a robot that's supposed to be down there. Does that count?"
Alex pulls his mask over his mouth/nose and walks into the warp.
Harnit guesses the answer to his question is that they don't... He dons a mask and enters the warp.
Glyph: *Hop walks back to his corner of the bridge and sits down facing the corner.* "I'm useful..."
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy watches everyone walk into the warp, and then walks over to the corner and mimicks Hop.
Moody Mandy: "I am more usefuller!"
Mewtwo: "That is not how you warp, Moody Mandy."
Moody Mandy: "Moody Mandy is too cool for school!"
Glyph: [Hop] "I'm too cool for school too! Too cool... for... wait..."
Mewtwo: "..." *Causes a warp to fly into Moody Mandy.*
Glyph: [Hop] "That was too school for fool."
Metal Man (GM): WARP. The Questers appear in the greenish ruins of the underground area. It's a massive... horribly dark... cavern of some kind. Moody Mandy, however, glows in the dark.
Alex ponders why it seems green.
Moody Mandy: "Plu-ton-iuargh is great for seeing!"
Julian: "..."
Alexia puts Hop's gadgets in her pack and takes out her gun, wielding it with a death grip.
Alex: "Could you say that faster, for me?"
Darkdata: "..." *...* "..."
Moody Mandy: "Plutoniuarghishgreatforseeing!"
Darkdata: "I am at a loss for words."
Dragoshi: "...Yea."
Alex: "What is plutoniuargh, exactly?"
Alexia starts heading through the ruins. "See ya."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his machinegun... Assault Rifle... whatever.*
Digifanatic: "Well, let's hit the stations." *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): There is a path forward... and one backwards, and some steps to the left.
Moody Mandy: "It has big yellow bumblebee symbol on it."
Julian: "I'm guessin' we don't wanna know." *Julian... tries to remember where Mewtwo said these generators were.*
Alexia: *Steps.*
Moody Mandy: "Garlic runs in terror whenever he sees me."
Darkdata: "So steps it is" *Down the stairs to the left.*
Harnit starts to follow the others... Wherever they're going.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo thoughtfully gave the Questers a map to the generators, which they'd have on hand.
Alex stays away from Mandy now, and follows along with Harnit.
Dragoshi: *Looks up the map.*
Digifanatic: *checks the map.*
Moody Mandy: "Hey! Are you all going to perform another 'Death by splitting up' dance? I like those!"
Alexia: *snarling.* "Shut up, hybrid."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers determine they are above the first generator. The steps are probably the best way.
Dragoshi: *Steps, then.*
Moody Mandy: "Ah! You are like the ancestors!" *He whispers in Julian's ear for no reason.*
Digifanatic heads downstairs.
Darkdata: "See, I have a keen sence of direction." *Walks into a wall.*
Julian: *Checking the map...*
Moody Mandy: "Your direction is noted." He walks over and draws a big exclamation mark where Darkdata hit the wall.
Julian: "Good."
Metal Man (GM): Map shows the Questers above the first generator... it should be just down the stairs. Moody Mandy walks down the stairs, at least.
Alex follows long after Mandy goes down... making sure to avoid him.
Julian: *Down the stairs.*
Aaron: *Same.*
Harnit follows..
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally reach the bottom. There is a massive cylinder with pipes leading in and out of it. However... it is covered in strange vines.
Harnit: "Could this be the guardian?"
Dragoshi: "...Possibly."
Moody Mandy: "Ahah! This generator is not quite so bad... except... magivines..." He puts a hand to his chin. "Clearly cursed."
Julian: "Nah, it's overgrowth."
Alex: "Magivines?"
Harnit: "... Magi?"
Julian: "Whatever. How we get rid of 'em?"
Digifanatic: "Screw the magic part, I'm a bit concerned about the curse."
Alex frowns.
Moody Mandy: "Well... you must find and kill whatever put it there." *Takes out a flashlight and shines it around.*
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then."
Moody Mandy: "I'll find them this time, but watch carefully, as you'll have to do it next time. You may have to do similar things to this in the future without me!"
Digifanatic takes out his binoculars to see if there's any energy signature to a certain being or group.
Metal Man (GM): The vines and generator appear to have faint energy signatures. ...Moody Mandy has a giant radioactive sign floating over his head.
Alex is staying far away from Mandy for this reason..
Digifanatic: "Yup, those vines have..." *turns around and then say a bit quietly.* "Oh man, stay away from Mandy..." *distances himself from Mandy a bit.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same.*
Julian: *Already distanced himself from Mandy.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Moody Mandy shines the light around the semi-large, rectangular room, and eventually spots some weird creatures in a ruined area.
Moody Mandy: "There they are. I will awaken them for you."
Digifanatic: *takes off binocs and notices the creatures.* "Ah..."
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a big stick and savagely smacks the weird-looking freaks sleeping in a pile of debris.
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia slowly points her gun up and at the back of Mandy's head.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one." >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): They growl and then stand up, as Mandy steps aside. They... don't attack him.
Julian: "...A'ight, let's waste these suckas."
Dragoshi: "Yea."
Moody Mandy: "Now, I'm a descendant, so they don't attack me. You gotta kill them."
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Darkdata: "..."
Julian: *Punches fist into palm all menacingly like.*
Aaron: "Kill... fun!!" *He becomes giddy.*
Alexia: *thinking.* "Just one shot at the back of his head..."
Metal Man (GM): The monsters walk into range... they are feral-looking red-eyed wolf-like figures with shaggy black spike-like fur. They look statue-like.
Dragoshi: *Aims machinegun... Assault rifle... Whatever.*
Metal Man (GM): They breathe some sort of noxious gas, and are wrapped in the same vines as those cursing the generator.
Alexia: *'Course, now there's something other to take care of...* *She mumbles something under her breath as she turns to face the wolves.*
Digifanatic: *scans the gas.*
Julian: "Set 'em on fire."
Dex: "Toxic compound detected. Nonflammable."
Digifanatic: "Toxic? Oh boy."
Metal Man (GM): There's three o' them.
Dragoshi: *Aims his weapon o' dewm at the first Bio Wolf, and fires out a Tidal Blast, followed up with an Ice Tornado.*
Alexia: "...You're using water on plantoids?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Drag, that's a bit strange..."
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Dragoshi beats the heck outta that Wolf.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. How 'bout a little inferno?" *Then he shoots a Flame Blast at the first Bio Wolf.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi's luck has been replaced with a banana. Miss. The first Wolf leaps for Dragoshi's neck. He bites Dragoshi, then attempts to bite him twice more while grabbed on. Working as a pack, they are, as BioWolf3 also lunges at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Oh, come the hell on.*
Metal Man (GM): However it isn't interested in biting him more than once. It decides to breathe poison gas at his face. *Miss.*
Dragoshi: *phailure.*
Metal Man (GM): It then tries to bite him once.
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaa... If someone could yank these god damn wo-Ow!"
Metal Man (GM): The next Wolf decides to leap for Alexia for some reason. It then proceeds to breathe poison gas at her twice.
Alexia: "Aaaaagh!"
Dragoshi: .oO(...That made no damn sense.)
Alexia gets caught in the throat. Then poison gassed.
Julian: *Julian grabs his Fedora off his head, extends the blade, and throws it at Wolf1. Hat Trick!*
Moody Mandy: "The wolves don't like people who remind them of those who betrayed the trust of the Originators. Be wary."
Dragoshi: "...You mean there was a non-humanoid being that remi-...Ca-razy."
Alexia: *clutching a hand to her neck wound.* "Originators?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *The wolf gets cut.* *The Fedora comes around for another pass!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *More damage, and Julian catches his fedora as it returns to him and puts it on.* *Julian'll finish up by punching it in the face, now.* *PUNCH!*
Alexia: *A CRIT A CRIT OOOOH IT'S A CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, still alive.
Alexia fires a Charm Bolt at Biowolf 1... hopefully this'll slow it down a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Alexia: *Shift into a Mindblast, same target!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Aaron grabs the first biowolf to jump and slam it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It disintegrates, breaking apart like a statue.
Aaron then takes number 2 and "Batter-up!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic goes in line and launches towards the second BioWolf--and elements are in the plan. A Fire Punch to singe him and then Running Charge--but it's a Burn instead of an electrical charge!
Digifanatic retreats back and guards Julian to end his turn.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Digifanatic: "Those things have got some teeth in them... I'll take care of it for you... considering they make it."
Darkdata: *Haste.* "Might as well help out." *Prepares to counter.*
Alex tries to summon two minuscule clusters of meteors at the closest wolf to him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Harnit casts Flame's Embrace on Julian and Cleansing Water on Alexia.* (Boosts Julian's attack power and heals Alexia's poison.)
Dragoshi: *Flame Blast at Wolf 2.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dragoshi: *Let's try that again...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And...* *Frackin' son of a useless...*
Metal Man (GM): The BioWolf ignores Dragoshi and leaps to attack Aaron.
Aaron: *Score.*
Metal Man (GM): It follows up by spinning around twice to kick at Aaron. This Wolf leaps at Alexia again. It then bites at her twice.
Alexia gets ripped up and falls to the ground in a pool of blood.
Digifanatic: *walks aside to let Julian go.*
Moody Mandy: "I told you she was doomed!"
Julian: *Julian gets the weapons!*
Moody Mandy: "Evil resonates in her chi..."
Darkdata: "Mandy, Just do not say that to her when she gets back up..."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Yea..."
Julian: *Julian's got a switchblade! Reckon he's gonna stab BioWolf2 with it. Yup.*
Alexia: *Which blade? Switchblade!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Damage and hey, that's blood.* *MOAR WEAPONS.* *SLEEEEEEEEDGEHAMMER!*
Alexia: *SLEDGE HAMMA.*
Digifanatic gets ready for "The line."
Julian: *What an exiting development, Julian's drawn the one and only Sledgehammer! He's getting a feel for it... grips it by the shaft... Here's the swing!* *It's good!*
Digifanatic: .oO(Hmmm... he didn't say it this time.)
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Wolf2 explodes.
Julian: *And Julian sends Wolf 2's head across the room!* *Julian finishes up by punching Wolf 3 IN THE FACE.* *CRIIIIIIITICAL!* *And Julian sends Wolf 3 across the room as well, also stunning it.*
Alexia charges up a Heat Beam and fires it at Biowolf 1.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Aaron moves into its range and shoots 6 fireballs at it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit hit hit.
Digifanatic runs up to the third BioWolf and starts off with an Icy Kick, following up with a Fire Lunge and an Aerial Strike.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Darkdata: "Now lets see..." *Lullaby Darksong.* "Go to sleep/Little creature/..."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It does not sleep.
Darkdata: "..."
Moody Mandy: "Once awakened, the stone beasts cannot sleep until their prey is dead!"
Darkdata: *Shatter Clearsong.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Darkdata: *Prepares to counter again.*
Alex holds his fingertips of his right hand pointed at Biowolf3, they supercharge up and begin jolting out super-powered bolts. He then sends out three REGULAR charged bolts. Hooray White Lightning/Bolt!
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Harnit Flame Embraces Dragoshi and Alexia... more damage increasing buffs, etc...
Dragoshi: *Okay, first a Black Dog appears, attempting to knock down the evil BioWolf down like a church door.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Ironic, isn't it? A Black Dog hitting a Black Wolf?
Dragoshi: *And, an ICE TORNADO! How frozen and DEADLY.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Also, hit there... All the Wolves are now dead.
Alex silently cheers to himself and looks to the generator.
Julian: *Doo dee doo.* "So can we get this thing over wit' now?"
Darkdata: "Yes, this should be taken care of."
Dragoshi: "Aye."
Digifanatic: "Yeah."
Harnit looks up at the generator.* "Now..."
Digifanatic Dexes the generator to see if it helps.
Metal Man (GM): The Generator's vines disintegrate... leaving you to fix it.
Dragoshi: "...Okay, now that those are out of the way..."
Julian: "...How the hell we 'sposed to fix this thing again?"
Moody Mandy: "You use... Garlic power!"
Julian: "He ain't here."
Metal Man (GM): There's a big hole in its main control circuit.
Alex: "Umm... we don't have Garlic power, do we?"
Moody Mandy: "...Don't one of you have teck-no powers?"
Digifanatic studies the controls a bit.
Alexia: *mutters something again and takes aim at Mandy's head.*
Metal Man (GM): A series of switches and dials, which regulate water pressure and power output.
Harnit: "No..."
Digifanatic: "I kinda do, but I'm not sure what's necessary." *looks at the power dial.*
Moody Mandy: "You have to fix them some how. That's your job. I only sell stuff."
Alexia: "..."
Harnit: "Do you sell stuff that would fix these?"
Alexia lowers her gun again. "...I can't do it..."
Darkdata: "Well I can do a bit of minor computer repair... If that would help..."
Alex frowns at Alexia.
Moody Mandy: "I don't have anything to fix it with."
Metal Man (GM): He then looks at Alexia.
Moody Mandy: "Shooting me here would be your death anyway!"
Metal Man (GM): It's set to 66 currently.
Darkdata takes his minor repair skills and tries to do something helpful.
Digifanatic: *tries to assist in the repair if necessary.*
Alexia: "..." *She turns away from the rest of the group again.*
Digifanatic: *instead he just turns the Power dial slowly to 100.*
Aaron tries in vain to get edible flesh from the Biowolves.
Alexia: "Figures I'd be the first one to betray my own statement..."
Metal Man (GM): The dial does nothing. Darkdata puts a few wires together... it's missing some sort of circuit board.
Julian: "...Screw this, we need Garrick Power. Now." *Calls in to base.*
Darkdata: "Hmm... I need a circuit board of some type."
Alexia: "S-sorry..."
Darkdata: "Yes... Garrick usually has this junk on hand, or he can make the junk."
Metal Man (GM): The call to base goes through. Garrick's dex beeps.
Garrick: *...WHAM* "OW! My head!" *grumbles as he gets out from under the Dauntless and pulls out his dex.* "Grah..hello?"
Julian: "Garrick, what're your rates again? We need to get some generators fixed... an' you're the only one that could do that."
Garrick: *mumblegrumble.* "...dah, what generator?"
Julian: "These big ones that 'parrently run shields or somethin' fo' Capital City. "
Moody Mandy: "Garlic! We need your power!"
Alexia blinks. "...Okay, NOW I figure out who you're talking about."
Digifanatic: *muttering.* "Garlic... Garrick... THAT'S what he meant."
Moody Mandy: "Electric Gentriculators made of iron missing shark board power!"
Julian: "Mandy's here too. Ignore him... So c'mon. I'll pay ya."
Garrick: "...well, shit... alright... how much?"
Julian: "20k sound good?"
Garrick: "...eh, fair enough. Give me a bit..." *closes his dex, grabs his jacket and his Multi-Tool! and heads for the warp.*
Julian: "Great. We'll be waitin'. Julian out." *closes the comm.*
Digifanatic: "Nice."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Garrick appears.
Alex: "Welcome, Garli-- er, Garrick. Sorry."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick sees a Three-Powers Era generator missing its main control circuit board.
Alex bows to him. His cloak folding over his shoulder.
Metal Man (GM): Also somebody has set its power level to 100%, a dangerous level for any generator to be set to.
Garrick: "...well, shit."
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy is frantically pointing at it. And glowing. A lot.
Julian: "Did you give Mandy plutonium, Garrick? Think he said somethin' about gettin' it from you."
Garrick: *does the first, most obvious thing. He brushes Digi out of the way and makes to lower the power level to 25%.*
Moody Mandy: "Garlic man runs from Plu-Ton-iargh!"
Darkdata: "Garrick... Do you have a circuit board to replace this one?"
Garrick: "...mm... well, hold on."
Alexia taps Mandy on the shoulder.
Julian: "That too..."
Alex: "Alexia! Don't touch him!"
Moody Mandy: "Ah! Oh. It's you. What do you want, hateful person?"
Alexia: "...I'm really, really sorry..."
Moody Mandy: "You better be. Without me, wolves devour you and your children!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick sees that this is a really old design.
Alexia sighs and turns away again.
Garrick: *hrms, then glances about for any spare stuff that might be around.*
Alexia: *thinking.* "At least... at least I did all I could."
Alex tries to pull away Alexia. "You should not be near him!.. Things that glow like that cause all kinda of illness."
Alexia: "I had to apologize, Alex."
Moody Mandy: "Nonsense. Plu-ton-iargh can be eaten by lizardses like me!"
Garrick: "Would you all shut it?"
Aaron: "Dah! Can't eat wolves!!!" *Screams.*
Alexia: "If not for HIS sake, for mine."
Garrick: "I need a bit of quiet here..."
Alex frowns at Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick sees debris everywhere... some sort of explosion. Mechanical and circuit-board stuff everywhere.
Garrick: *collects one that's moderately undamaged, looking for any flaws or broken bits and repairing them.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick finds a big enough chunk to use for his purposes.
Garrick: *will then simply connect it in.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK.* The Questers would hear the generator turn on. Big lights then turn on as well. Now everyone would realize this isn't just a room. It's a part of a massive city! Teal buildings, ruined and ancient, lay about everywhere.
Dragoshi: *Low whistle.*
Digifanatic: "Well, well, well!"
Julian: "...Fan-fuckin'-tastic."
Garrick: "Cake. 20k, please."
Dragoshi: .oO(Also, what is up with the color blue and variations of it?)
Metal Man (GM): A circuitous pathway works through the area, probably built to move from generator to generator by the people who came here.
Dragoshi: "...We'll be needing you for the other 5 generators if I'm not mistaken. ...Am I?"
Alex: "Erm, we've got several more of them to fix."
Metal Man (GM): A hologram appears. It is of a mobian of some sort, an Echidna even. It falls before the Questers' feet.
Alexia: "..."
???: "You... people... must know..."
Julian: "You got more work to do, Garrick."
Alex steps back. .oO(More odd beings.)
Dragoshi: "...Must know what?"
???: "Our civilization was destroyed... by the Three Powers invaders..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'll pay for one or two of them if ya want, Garrick."
???: "...And they, in turn... by... The King... If you are... to... survive... You must discover our last works... The King... uses a special kind of magic... It can traverse... time and space..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." .oO(I wonder if he's referring to the same king that had the Ruin Miasma...)
???: "Beware the Eternal one."
Metal Man (GM): The hologram vanishes... it was magical.
Alex scratches his head.
Dragoshi: "...Eternal one? Hmm."
Digifanatic: .oO(Eternal one? Has to be Death.) "Could be Death."
Metal Man (GM): There's a way to the left, or to the right. Left leads to generator 2. Right leads to generator 6.
Alexia: "Let's do them in numerical order."
Alex: "Do you think the King it mentioned was the one you all were all going to meet when you were looking for the miasma?"
Alexia heads left.
Alex follows close behind Alexia.
Digifanatic follows.
Dragoshi: "...Who knows?" *Shrugs.* "Could be. Might be some other guy" *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): The supply tunnel is small and dank. Green foliage clogs up the area, but what does it worse is a collapse inside the tunnel. A pile of stone blocks the way.
Aaron follows, looking for scraps of food, or flesh, or something.
Digifanatic: *Scopes out how big the pile is.*
Darkdata: *follow.*
Metal Man (GM): It blocks the way ahead. It goes all the way to the ceiling of the tunnel--8 feet.
Alexia: "...I think my TK wouldn't do much here."
Julian: *Follows, not really caring.*
Alexia: "Even if I did knock that pile down, it'd still have enough rocks to give us a hard time..."
Metal Man (GM): The pile is still in the way.
Moody Mandy: "Hrm... that is odd... big pile wasn't here last time..."
Alexia: "...Maybe someone put it here to block our path."
Dragoshi: "...Or maybe we just have bad timing. Hell, it may be even both."
Metal Man (GM): Slabs of rock.
Aaron: "Me smash!"
Darkdata: "Let me clear it..."
Julian: "Go right ahead. Either of ya."
Alexia: "With these monsters popping up everywhere, I'm betting on the former..."
Darkdata: *Mirror Clearsong in front of himself.*
Alexia steps back a bit and lets the demolitions crew work.
Darkdata: "And now..." *Shatter Clearsong on the rocks.*
Digifanatic: *steps back as well.*
Metal Man (GM): The rocks explode easily enough, revealing... a note written by Gerald himself. Though the note is ancient.
Moody Mandy: "Ah! Somebody must have not wanted other people to see this!"
Metal Man (GM): The note says... 'I have investigated the ancient civilization. It appears they are a part of a race ancient enough to predate humanity itself.'
Digifanatic: *waits for the note to be picked up.*
Note: 'They possess intricate power over chaos energy, a primitive form of nanites, and time travel. However they never developed lasers, guns, or any other modern war weaponry, as for some reason they are all as naive and harmless as children...'
Alexia: "...And that's a bad thing?"
Note: 'But a strange set of beings made up of nanite or time-like devices, which they call 'Gods' protect their buildings and them as well. Unfortunately, my research was interrupted when a group of people came from 'Earth'. Having predated them to coming here by at least 50 years, they did not recognize me. They ignored my warnings and attacked. Despite extreme casualties, they took over the city and fortified it with force field generators. ...But the last surviving device of these people sent out a dire signal to what they said would be "The bringer of destruction", whom they subtly named "The King of Destruction."'
Dragoshi: "...hmm."
Note: 'They also gave their last artifact, the Ultimate Emerald, to me. They said it would drive me insane and cause me to become similar to the one they summoned... nonsense! I am a man of science.'
Alexia: "Yeeeah, and that turned out REAL well, huh, Jerry?"
Dragoshi: "...Wha? Oh, right."
Note: 'I hold confidence this artifact is the last link in the puzzle to saving Maria. Already I have created the Ultimate Lifeform, based upon their 'magic.' Who knows what awaits me next.' Signed, 'Gerald Robotnik.' It was addressed to 'The President of the United States of America.' Appears it never got sent.
Dragoshi: "...The story thickens."
Digifanatic: .oO(The President?!)
Darkdata: "Gee..."
Julian: "...Whatever."
Alexia: "Who?"
Digifanatic: "Politician."
Alexia: "...Oh."
Moody Mandy: "Now... here is the major important thing." He walks ahead, beckoning the Questers to follow... and noting to leave the note behind.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently this position is where Gerald dropped it.
Dragoshi: *Follows Moody Mandy.*
Alexia follows.
Digifanatic: *keeps going.*
Julian: *walks.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the generator. Unlike the other one, there are no wolves.
Darkdata: *le follow.*
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately it looks like Gerald himself tinkered with it.
Dragoshi: "..." *Tries to determine how it was modified.*
Moody Mandy: "Gerald practiced on this one. Not even the wolves would stay near it now."
Dragoshi: "...I don't blame them."
Digifanatic: *Looks at it for barriers, etc.*
Aaron follows some more, still looking for scraps.
Metal Man (GM): It has a number of glowing objects in it, and projects a field of evil.
Digifanatic: *Even puts on his binoculars again.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi detects it is a nuclear reactor, aided by a vast supply of evil, magical evil at that. It also says 'Danger: Magitek.'
Digifanatic: *takes them off.* "Radioactive and full of Magitek..."
Metal Man (GM): It's merely turned off, but one would have to walk right up to it to turn it on.
Julian: "Garrick, believe this is yo' department..."
Metal Man (GM): The skeletons and dead people laying around it seem to indicate many people attempted to turn it on.
Aaron starts eating some human meat.
Metal Man (GM): Aaron takes a piece of meat and eat it. Immediately he feels so ill as if he'd die from touching another.
Aaron pukes.
Darkdata: "Yay for test subjects..."
Metal Man (GM): A strange tingling as if he is being stabbed by thousands of needles would be felt by Aaron... in addition to a feeling of hopelessness. Even puking doesn't get rid of all of it.
Moody Mandy: "This meat can kill! Then Resurrect! Then kill again!"
Garrick: "...mm?" *had been taking notes on some stuff before he finally looks up.*
Moody Mandy: "Magitoric enarrrrgee at work!"
Aaron: "Me no feel so good."
Dragoshi: *Facepalms.*
Alex: "Magi..tek?" *HE nods, and backs away.*
Garrick: "...well, shit..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick's expert eyes would see... it's a magitek nuclear generator.
Aaron hurls some more, which unfortunately lands on Alexia.
Metal Man (GM): Made using 1950's fission reactor technology and primitive Magitek, and some sort of 'Dark Energy'
Alexia gets hit. "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Garrick: *moves up and looks for the problem.*
Metal Man (GM): It's about as safe as the surface of the planet Venus.
Digifanatic: "Let's see..."
Dragoshi: *Looks for something to use so he can wipe that off'a Alexia.*
Digifanatic: "Any throwaway objects that might be able to hit the power switch?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick walks within a few feet. It feels as if needles are stabbing him in the face and his vision blurs from the radioactivity.
Digifanatic: "Anyone have any?"
Garrick: *immediately pulls back, growling..*
Metal Man (GM): The power switch is off--that is the only problem. Unfortunately it's extremely dangerous.
Alexia takes the chain off of her belt.
Garrick: "...radiation... alright..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick would see where some wolves used to be.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): They're now charred corpses.
Alex: "Radiation?"
Digifanatic: *looks around the floor for loose pebbles or something.*
Garrick: *scans to see where the leak is coming from, if a certain source.*
Aaron whimpers as a dog would.
Darkdata: "None of my spells could affect the waves of radiation without some serious control."
Alexia then lashes the chain at the switch, hoping to loop it around once or twice.
Darkdata: "And if we turn it on without fixing the leak it could explode."
Digifanatic: "Right."
Metal Man (GM): The leak comes from... just about every part of the reactor. Cracks everywhere. Big holes, that glow ominously yellow.
Moody Mandy: "If you could fix it, it'd be more powerful than two generators put together!"
Dragoshi: "...And that'd be really helpful, right?"
Alex nods.
Garrick: "...this'll be a tough fix..."
Dragoshi: "...The main problem here is... How do we go about fixing those without, yanno... Suffering the same fate as the corpses?"
Garrick: "...but it's magitek..."
Alexia shakes herself off, then uses a quick blast of TK from her body to get rid of any left on her. "...Okay. I think the chain is long enough to reach the switch and hit it."
Dragoshi: "...That's a bad idea."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but listen to what Darkdata said."
Alexia: "AFTER it's fixed."
Digifanatic: "Just checking."
Dragoshi: "Okay, then."
Darkdata: "When it's fixed we can do it ourselves."
Metal Man (GM): What it needs is, mostly, better radiation shielding.
Digifanatic: "Darkdata, do you have any songs that can rid the radiation?"
Darkdata: "Get rid of, no. However I am working on a repair clearsong... I don't know yet if it will work. Hmm..."
Digifanatic: "Let's see... can't touch it with bodies, no songs, dangerous levels if turned on."
Moody Mandy: "...!!! I can turn it on!"
Digifanatic: "I wish there were some rubber suits. Oh?"
Moody Mandy: "We have leaden scales... we evolved from radiation like this, you see."
Dragoshi: "...Can you fix the problems though?"
Alexia takes a deep breath.
Dragoshi: "...Oh."
Alexia: "...Go for it."
Digifanatic: .oO(And should I believe--I dunno.)
Moody Mandy: "The deadliest thing radiation ever did to one of us was turn that person into... Koo-pah?"
Dragoshi: "...Wait. Lead scales? Wow. Are you gonna use them to patch the thing up?" >_>
Digifanatic: *stands far back and hopes for the best.*
Moody Mandy: "But Moody no want to irradiate you. You have thing to patch holes?"
Darkdata: "Garlic, get your butt over here."
Digifanatic shows a roll of duct tape and tosses it over.
Darkdata: "Can you shead excess scales? And use the tape to tape them over the cracks?"
Moody Mandy: "This has not the right power to block radio-nation!"
Garrick: "...someone got some duct tape? Here, give me that roll."
Darkdata: "Or let Garrick do something cool."
Moody Mandy: "I need... big, heavy thing! Concrete... ire-on... Leee---ad!"
Metal Man (GM): He tosses the roll to Garrick.
Digifanatic: "Mandy... I was going to have you tape the scales on."
Garrick: *catches it, shoves his hand into his pocket and pulls out a pair of rubber gloves, 100 coins, and lays them out on the ground...* "Bring upon the formation of magic and technology! Use this power to create something new when there was only but two! COMPLETE!!" *CLAP, WHAM.*
Moody Mandy: "Ah! No. Scales can't come off, and if they could, I'd irradiate you. With my Plu-to-niargh!"
Aaron finds a corner and just sits there.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick creates: Magitek Tape. One use only, good for taping up... nuclear reactors.
Darkdata: *Plays something like a success jingle.*
Garrick: *throws it back.* "Use that."
Moody Mandy: "Sure thing, garlic!" He runs over and tapes it all around the reactor, sealing away the yellow glow.
Metal Man (GM): The area is now safe to walk through, as he flips on the generator and a bunch of lights come on. However, there is a rumbling.
George Robotnik: (Dex) "Uh, guys, not to rush you, but the MM2 are attacking our shield. Even with that massive power increase, levels are going down really fast."
Alexia: "...Ominous."
Dragoshi: "...Of course the damn enemy appears."
Darkdata: *To the next generator!*
Dragoshi: "Really? What the hell is up with that?" *Rolls eyes.*
Alexia: "Rush job!"
Digifanatic: "We gotta move!"
Dragoshi: *Follow!*
Alexia runs to the next generator.
Darkdata: "Hurry Guys."
Digifanatic: *runs over to #3.*
Julian: *Go Go Go.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run really quickly, as the place rumbles more. This one also doesn't have wolves, but it looks like somebody blew it up. It has no outer case, pipes are strewn about everywhere, and the controls are laying 10 feet away from it.
Moody Mandy: "I believe one of the guardians hit this one."
Dragoshi: "...Okay. And why did they do that?"
Alexia: "Gosh, you think?"
Darkdata: "Garrick Fix?"
Digifanatic: "I'll take care of it." *tosses Garrick 20K.*
Garrick: *snatches it out of the air.* "Gather up all the spare bits..."
Moody Mandy: "They were defending the Originators... these generators were once marks of the enemy! But now the enemy is dead. Their generators can be used for good!"
Garrick: *watches as no one does what he asked, so he just piles the coins, makes the mark, calls the chant, and slaps his hands together.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick fixes some of it... no good. Got to do it a second time.
Moody Mandy: "Somebody hand Garlic more cash. We can't afford to waste more time!" He shakes Julian. "Cash man! Give him some!"
Julian: *Moody Mandy is promptly diverted via backhand, as Julian fishes out 20k and tosses it to Garrick.*
Garrick: *rinse and repeat, MAGITEK style!!*
Moody Mandy: "Ow! I'll remember that..."
Metal Man (GM): With the added money, it is now functional again.
Alexia: "Don't take it personally..."
Moody Mandy: "Ah, but I take everything personally." He trips on a rock. "You made your last mistake, hunk of rock!"
Metal Man (GM): He then furiously breaks the rock to pieces. Not the most stable of personalities.
Garrick: *goes and activates the generator.*
Dragoshi: *RunrunRUN to the next generator.*
Aaron saunters behind.
Alexia: *Next!*
Digifanatic: *keeps going!*
Julian: *Keep on keepin' on.*
Darkdata: *If it's on run to next spot.*
Alex frowns and chants a few words. Soon a green sparkle shimmers over Mandy as his mutters, "Cure."
George Robotnik: (Dex) "We're barely holding at 25%, now, but keep going!"
Alex follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Oddly, the cure also removes the radiation from him.
Moody Mandy: "Much thanks to you... but we must continue!" The Questers run to #4.
Metal Man (GM): This one... A single person stands in the way.
Alexia: *thinking.* "Maybe that kind of personality is why we were taught to stay away from hybrids..."
Shadow: "Thought you could stop the MM2, did you?"
Alexia: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia: *facepalm.*
Shadow: "I've been following you. I even watched you nearly defeat Ricky."
Julian: "...Son of a BITCH."
Darkdata: "You again?"
Dragoshi: "...You people just don't know when to stop with this idiocy, do you.?"
Shadow: "Idiocy? If we are idiots... then idiots control 73% of this planet."
Alexia: "Out of our way, rodent."
Alex scratches his chin. .oO(This one looks like that other animal that appeared earlier... but this one looks darker...)
Julian: "Sounds about right. So how 'bout you move, an' we'll be on our way?"
Darkdata: "Shadow, did you ever look at Earth history?"
Shadow: "I'm afraid I can't let you through. On behalf of my father's research. These generators were shut down for a reason."
Digifanatic: .oO(Father?)
Julian: "An' now they 'bout to be reactivated for a reason."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Darkdata: "Did you see this note?" *Holds it up.*
Shadow: "Seen that note? I was the one who repaired it for you to see. It contains an important message... reactivating these will cause your own destruction. And perhaps the greater planet as well."
Alexia: "We'll deal with that when we come across it. Move."
Dragoshi: "...Hmph. Let me guess. It involves that King fellow?"
Shadow: "This energy..." He holds a chaos sphere. "Have you ever wondered if it was sentient?"
Dragoshi: "...Sometimes."
Shadow: "Well, it is, and these generators are right across from its home city. Turn them all on and the six guardians will rise again... destroying all who are not related to the original Mobians."
Alexia: "Fine. Call off the ships and the generators stay off. Otherwise, we're gonna tangle."
Dragoshi: "...Pfft. As if they'll do that."
Shadow: "Oh, no, for you see, we know how to stop them--once they're done destroying the city and you. And perhaps we can let them destroy that pathetic Smithy sycophant too."
Alexia snorts derisively.
Dragoshi: "...Hmph."
Julian: "So how about you MOVE, an' we can get on with that?"
Dragoshi: "And what if it fails?"
Shadow: "They didn't fail the first time. Now... give up!" He walks towards the Questers, angrily.
Moody Mandy: "He merely wishes to waste your time. I will deal with him!"
Alexia: "...Be careful."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a sword strangely similar to Kales' and leaps at Shadow.
Shadow: "Ack... not another Swordmaster."
Metal Man (GM): He leaps out of the way as Moody Mandy slices a boulder in two.
Alexia darts past both of them and switches on the generator.
Alex frowns. .oO(Will he be alright?)
Metal Man (GM): Alex can't be sure... Moody isn't quite as deadly as Kales was.
Alexia: "It's on, I think. Let's go!"
Darkdata: "Moody be safe!" *After seeing Alexia switch it on runs towards the next generator.*
Metal Man (GM): He does get hit by the occasional kick, but... *Flip.*
Alexia runs to the next generator.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run towards the second to last generator, the entire area shaking heavily.
Dragoshi: "...Goodbye, rodent..." *Runs off to the next generator.*
Aaron does the same.
Metal Man (GM): Shadow curses at the Questers as they flee, the sword cutting off one of his spines.
Darkdata: *Yelling.* "And a free haircut with every battle!"
Digifanatic: *is at Gen #5.*
Dragoshi: *Same.*
Alexia: *Yup.*
Darkdata: *Ditto.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hit generator #5... This one is heavily buried.
Aaron: *There.*
Julian: *Run run run.*
Alexia jumps down onto all fours and starts digging.
Darkdata: *Strums a few notes.*
Digifanatic: *digs a bit as well.*
Darkdata: "There is no time, let me do it!" *Elemental Control Clearsong.* "Move the earth so we can...?"
Alex: "Erm... Hm..." *He duplicates himself, and starts digging. With his ... shortsword.*
Metal Man (GM): Some dirt flies off;
Julian: *Julian'll be movin' rocks/digging then.*
Alexia: *dig dig dig dig dig.*
Digifanatic: *Aids the digging.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian does the bulk of the work, unearthing the control panel first.
Dragoshi: *Assisting Julian, then...*
Alexia whacks the "ON" button and runs into the next room, still on all fours.
Julian: *Julian hits the actuator and heads for the peak of the Aggro Crag-I mean the next generator.*
Dragoshi: *Follows!*
Digifanatic: *to the last room.*
Alexia: "This is fun!"
Darkdata: *Follow.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hit the last room.
Alex runs along after the others.
Aaron is there as well.
Metal Man (GM): ...they hear a voice up above.
???: "Good work... but you won't be getting this one."
Dragoshi: "...And, who is the one pretentious enough to say that?"
Alexia flips back to her feet.
Julian: "Says you."
Metal Man (GM): A strange man wearing a black Zorro-like hat and a black suit leaps from the ceiling.
The Man: "But I am The Man... you cannot possibly win this time."
Darkdata: *Slip clearsong on the floor.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Wha..."The Man." Okaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy...)
Julian: "...The Man! So YOU'RE the one that's always keepin' us down!"
Alexia: "...I don't get it."
The Man: "And it's about time I took you down permanently."
Dragoshi: "...Hm." *Recognizes it from the Three Powers Ship by the sound of its voice.*
Darkdata: "Arrg, You stole my joke!"
Julian: "I'm gonna stick it to you PERSONALLY."
Dragoshi: "...Yea."
The Man: "A snake alone was not enough... so it's time I used some Heavy Metal."
Digifanatic: .oO(Heh... if Scott was here, he'd flip.)
Dragoshi: "...Hmph."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs and leaps back. The Questers hear a rumbling noise.
Alexia makes a run for the generator.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia runs for it... *SMASH.*
Dragoshi: "...How many damn annoyances do we have to deal with?"
Metal Man (GM): A metallic fist smashes through a wall of the tunnel, littering the way to the generator with debris, as a massive mecha marches out of the wall and into the way, with its every footstep accompanied by a metallic groaning as its servos and pnumatic joints move about.
Digifanatic: "Not enough, apparently..."
Alexia: "WHOA!"
Dragoshi: "...Huh." :/
Metal Man (GM): It's roughly 50 feet tall (scraping its massive, angular head on the ceiling) and possesses an arm that is basically a launcher. The other arm is a normal hand. It is painted teal, like the ruins.
Julian: *Looks at the launcher to see if it is open.*
Alexia: "Hopefully this'll go well..."
Metal Man (GM): It creates so much debris that even if someone walked around it they'd have to re-dig out the generator anyway.
Alexia pulls a fist back. Elemental Sync!
Dragoshi: *...of course.*
Metal Man (GM): The launcher is closed, and the hole in it is too small to squeeze into. Alexia turns to stone again.
Julian was thinking of throwing a brick of C4 into it.
Alexia: *thinking.* "It's a curse. I just know it."
The Man: "Introducing... the Metal Gear X. My personal creation, and a favorite of those pitiful people I destroyed. Only if you can beat this will you be allowed to use this generator... otherwise it, and everything here... belongs to ME! Hahahahahahahaaaa!"
Dragoshi: "...You know what's more annoying than dealing with smartasses like you?"
The Man: "Little ants who refuse to shut up!" *Pre-emptive attack!*
Dragoshi: "...No. Don't interrupt me." *Phailure.*
Metal Man (GM): He misses Dragoshi with a massive stomp.
Alexia: *Help me...*
Digifanatic has no idea how to cure Alexia of her stoniness without killing her...
Alex pokes Alexia. "I don't think an Esuna spell could fix this... not with my abilities..."
Dragoshi: *El Drago kickasso starts off the turn by... flinging an amethyst shard at it? A-buh?*
Metal Man (GM): Hit indeed.
The Man: "Try your best. You cannot muster the force needed to defeat this!"
Dragoshi: *And, then Drag shoots the thing with blue thunderbolts and lightning, very very frighteningly! And, you know the rest. Then, Drago proceeds to shoot it with a Tidal Blast.*
Metal Man (GM): It's also partially insulated. Hit, hit hit hit.
Julian: *GET THE WEAPONS.* *Beer Bottle! Let's try throwing it at the giant robot, shall we?* *CRACKASMASH.*
Metal Man (GM): And hit.
Julian: *MOAR WEAPONS.* *Baseball Bat!* *Alright, looks like Julian's selected a nice wooden Louisville Slugger... stepping up to the plate... He's calling his shot, pointing out into center field... steps into the batter's box... here's the pitch!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The baseball bat breaks on its leg, causing a dent.
Julian: *It's a triple! The bat breaks on impact ...and Julian finishes up by punching it in the dent. That'll learn it to be big and metally.* *SOCK.*
Darkdata: "Anyway. Time to get to work." *Elemental Control Spellsong - Metal.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, it does work. But all it does is make another dent.
The Man: "Bravo... but you are too weak to do anything major with mere magic alone!"
Darkdata: "I will glue you to the mech in my next attack, Man."
Aaron fires 8 fireballs at the behemoth.
Digifanatic starts off his turn a bit differently than before: he gives Celestial Fury a chance to open up his repertoire. After blazing through MGX a couple of times (hopefully), he finishes off with a swing of the Golf Club! *CRIT ON THE CLUB.*
The Man: "This is where you die. Ha ha ha ha ha!"
Metal Man (GM): He aims the massive gun directly at Julian.
The Man: "Activate electron cannon!"
Metal Man (GM): It powers up, and then fires a stream of electricity at Julian.
Julian: *Julian sticks it to the Man by dodging the first hit and the last hit!*
Metal Man (GM): Then he goes to stomp on Dragoshi again.
The Man: "Now stay down!"
Julian: *Julian does, infact, live. Could do with some healing through.*
Metal Man (GM): *SQUASH.* ... however most of the danger from this attack is that it flattens Dragoshi, slowing him down.
Aaron: "Pancake, mmm."
Metal Man (GM): The mech then uses its free arm to toss debris at all the Questers. It's raining rocks! The mech then prepares for another attack...
Alex narrowly dodges the rocks being flung about. .oO(That was close...)
Dragoshi: *Gets back up.* "...Hmph." *Now, let's see...*
Darkdata: *Guess who will not be using darksongs.*
Dragoshi: *Albatross. Yayz.*
The Man: "...I question your sanity."
Dragoshi: "...A lot of people have."
The Man: "Birds are not effective combat weapons! Missiles are!"
Darkdata: "I have the answer to my question about yours."
Dragoshi: "What's YOUR difference in your questioning of my sanity?"
The Man: "I come from a time where people fought with guns, germs, and STEEL!"
Dragoshi: "...'Sides. It worked when I smacked Julian with one this one time, but that's a different story."
Julian: *Weapons!*
Dragoshi: "Well, where I come from, logic's... Well, weird. Very weird."
Julian: *Can METAL GEAR?!?!?!?! bleed? Let's find out! Julian stabs it in the dent with a Switchblade!* *CRITICAL STAB!* *Julian hit some vital wiring!*
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, for a moment there, it was looking like Julian had managed to miss a 50-foot tall skyscraper machine. He's blasting the bejeezus out of its right shin.
Julian: *MOAR WEAPONS.* >:O *Julian's got a lead pipe! TO THE DENT WITH THEE! Swing!* *AND A HIT.* *Julian is really sticking it to The Man.* *Julian finishes up by BIG BOOTing the shin of METAL GEAR?!?!?!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *If only Santa's Brass Knux applied to kicks...* *And Julian deals MOAR damage to the shin with that kick!*
Darkdata: "Hehe... Things are looking up."
Digifanatic: "Oh, indeed."
The Man: "How else would you see me?"
Alex points his fingertips at the mech and summons a very long barrage of White Lightning!
Julian: *Julian just finished one of the best offensive rounds in Quester history. Things are definitely looking up.*
Darkdata: "Dead."
Dragoshi: "...Yea."
Aaron fires another eight fireballs in the freak's direction.
Digifanatic hands an Ultra Shroom over to Julian with pleasure--hey, he's helping out his fellow Quester and he likes doing that--and then continues back on MGX and that right shin! He commences with an Electric Aerial Strike (more elemental madnesses!) and a Fire Lunge to toasty it up a bit further... and, of course, returns to guard Julian--with the run he's had, anything to help the big guy is that much better off.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: *Julian's healed up and protected!*
Metal Man (GM): The Man stares at his control panel in shock.
The Man: "What is this... you have actually dealt somewhat serious damage? Impossible! You must die!"
Metal Man (GM): He psychotically grips a control lever and presses a button over and over again. It begins raining explosives.
Julian: "TOLD YOU I'd stick it to you PERSONALLY."
Metal Man (GM): This is gonna be particularly nasty. As the entire area in front of Metal Gear X is exploding.
Julian: *Julian's probably out.*
Darkdata: *Counter with force repel clearsong.*
Metal Man (GM): Fail.
Alex: *Ouch. 1 hit kill.*
Dragoshi: *Drag dances the hell out of the way!*
Darkdata: *Dead.*
Julian: *JULIAN LIVES.*
Aaron: *Evades the blast, only just.*
Digifanatic is BLOWN OFF HIS FEET! But struggles back up.
Metal Man (GM): The smoking gun closes up, as he goes to attack the specific people who have been absolutely destroying his health.
The Man: You think you're tough? I'll show you!"
Metal Man (GM): It stabs at Julian with its launcher.
Digifanatic: *still holding his position dead ahead of him!.*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOOM.*
Julian: *THE IRONY.*
Metal Man (GM): It stabs Digi instead, but then slams him into the ground and then shoots him point-blank with 10 electro-shots. He withdraws it... and realizing he hit Digi, becomes livid.
Julian: *Digi earns 5 'Respect' points.*
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Heh.)
Julian: *blink.*
The Man: "You... evil... honorable people! Let me kill the strongest ones!"
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his fist and then brings it down at Julian. The Metal Gear's fist, that is. Not a crit. However... *CRASH*
Julian: *And Julian completely fails to make Digi's sacrifice worthwhile.* *KO!*
Darkdata: *Revives at this point.* "So what did I mis-- Guah."
Metal Man (GM): Finishing off his rampage, he targets Dragoshi with some aiming reticules.
The Man: "Fire! Fire! FIRE!!!!!!"
Dragoshi: *Tries to evade...?*
Metal Man (GM): Ten missiles fire at Dragoshi. They explode rather loudly.
Dragoshi: *odamn, missiles... How many... two.* XD "...You're a failure and a dumbass, you know that, don't you? Also... KISS MY SCALY CARAPACE! Anyway..."
The Man: "At least I'll never be YOU!"
Dragoshi: "...You'll never be a winner? That's sad, man. Sad." *And a tarantula strikes. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): He angrily thrashes at the controls, desperate as his mech takes yet more damage.
Darkdata: "This is the anthem, throw all your hands up..." *coughs.*
Dragoshi: *And...* *More angry birds!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! It is extremely tough, but at this rate, not for long.
Dragoshi: *And, Drag aims the assault rifle... machinegun... whatever at the damn thing, firing a Tidal Blast!*
Dragoshi: "...This is what you get for challenging us."
Julian: *Julian recovers from being knocked the fuck out! Julian rolls to his feet and gets back up...* "Shouldnt'a done that..."
Dragoshi: "That hunk of metal'll be useless before long."
Julian: *WEAPON.*
Dragoshi: "Well, useless to YOU."
Julian: *It's a brick! Let's throw it at that massively weakened shin, shall we?*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
The Man: "Give it up already." *BLAM* "I said give it up already!"
Dragoshi: "No. YOU give it up already. 'Cause, seriously."
Julian: *The brick shatters on impact!* "Drago, anyone ever told you you talk too much?"
Dragoshi: "...Eh."
Darkdata: *Mirror Setup.*
Alex died from that last attack. He revives.
Aaron: *Eight more fireballs.*
Metal Man (GM): The massive shin is now on fire. The robot is beginning to shake.
Digifanatic: *revives, unaware of Julian's loss of life.* "I believe you wasted your strongest attack on me." *He just goes in for a gigantic, plowing Fire Punch at that right shin--the whole thing's got to buckle sometime.*
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Now, to wait for some burning wreckage)
Metal Man (GM): The shin is blasted, and its right leg falters. It falls over to the right, however it is still technically operational.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(I won't say "TIMBER!" I won't say "TIMB-Fuck it.) "TIMBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!"
The Man: "GR... you... you broke the largest weapon I've ever controlled! I'll see to it you burn for this!"
Dragoshi: "...So?"
Darkdata: "How about we set you on fire first?"
Metal Man (GM): He slams a fist onto the console. It explodes. Violently.
Dragoshi: *Yayz, apathy.*
Digifanatic: "And be my guest... or not."
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is set on fire, but thankfully the Questers survive... barely. Everyone is near death from the explosion; dead people are revived. The dexes beep again.
Dragoshi: "...OW." *Pulls out Dex.*
Digifanatic: *opens Dex.*
George Robotnik: (Dex) "The shields are nearly dead! Hurry! Get the last generator online!"
Dragoshi: *Surveys the area after that explosion, expecting it to be a mess.*
Julian: *To da generator!*
Darkdata: *Would try to turn the generator on.* *With risk to himself bla bla bla.*
Metal Man (GM): It's buried and on fire. Someone's going to need to channel the spirit of Macguyver.
Julian: "Drago, put out the flames, I'll move the rocks!"
Dragoshi: *...You mean I can't just Tidal Blast the burning wreckage?*
Julian: "Go!"
Digifanatic: "Jules, I got your back on that one..."
Dragoshi: *Tries to think of a better idea.*
Darkdata: *Force repel the garbage.* *Kerfailure.*
Alex scratches his head, really worried. He spends this time slowwwwwlllyyy casting Cure.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata fails: Dragoshi realizes had he used his time to dig, the generator would be exposed by now. Perhaps time, and not technique, is most important here.
Digifanatic: "Screw this..." *gets to digging.*
Dragoshi: "...Wait." *Tries to... DEEG!*
Darkdata: *Hastes everyone digging.* :D
Julian: *So no, ya know, putting out the fires first?* *'Cause it's on FIRE?* *Which will BURN YOU? TO DEATH? FIRE?*
Dragoshi: *Stops. Starts trying to wash off the fire with tidal blasting... Which'll prolly' do something worse.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi digs it out, catching on fire in the process. However the controls are unearthed. At the expense of Digi being on fire.
Julian: *Julian hits the button after Digi catches on fire!*
Dragoshi: *Checks for fire leftover on the generator.*
Metal Man (GM): No fire remains. Digi picked up all the fire instead.
Digifanatic: *burns to death, but he's still got one life left!*
Metal Man (GM): *Click.* *VRM* The fields go up; Capital City is saved.
Julian: *The Aggro Crag has been conquered! Julian wins a piece of the Radical Rock!*
Alex: "What about the lizard being?"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, on the MM2 Ship's Bridge...
Ricky: "Full speed ahead... they're bound to fail now!"
Eggman Hologram: "Sir, they've---"
Ricky: "Nevermind! Fire! FIRE!"
Eggman Hologram: "They---"
Ricky: *Punches Bob and hits the 'Lasers' button.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship fires massive lasers at the shield... cracking it repeatedly. In fact, it would get through... except a massive mecha appears out of nowhere.
Ivo Robotnik: "What am I, nobody? You're going down this time!"
Ricky: "...Damn it! We don't have any energy left for the shields!"
Eggman Hologram: "I was trying to tell you that."
Ricky: "You should have overridden me! Three laws, you know!"
Eggman Hologram: "...What laws?"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the Master Egg MK3 powers up its Antimatter cannon.
Ivo Robotnik: "The instructions said this was dangerous? Hah! I am the ultimate Genius! Behold its power!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMMMMM.* He fires a purple ray... which fires right through the MM2 ship.
Ricky: "Bah! I'll show them! ...Later!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship flees, as purple lasers pierce it several times. The Questers get their warp home... meanwhile, at Generator 5... Shadow and Moody Mandy are still fighting. It is a Mexican standoff.
Shadow: "You are pretty persistent for a fool."
Moody Mandy: "You shall fail, Hedge-hog!"
Metal Man (GM): The Man walks over, on fire.
The Man: "Couldn't you have at least helped me for ten seconds, Shadow? That hardware cost a billion coins!"
Shadow: "You're on fire."
The Man: "Who cares? The King doesn't have an infinite coin treasury!"
Shadow: "You're still on fire."
The Man: "..." He turns away and stalks into the darkness.
Metal Man (GM): Shadow then looks to where Moody Mandy is. "
Shadow: "Now, to... where'd he go?"
Metal Man (GM): No trace of Moody Mandy remains.
Shadow: "...I'll make those Questers regret this..." He runs off.
Metal Man (GM): And back at HQ...
Digifanatic just walks back to R&R, lets out a long breath and lays on a couch for a few seconds. "I'm alright... Just... a crazy mission. I'll be fine." *gets back up.*
Glyph: *Hop is sitting in the corner facing where the walls meet.*
Dragoshi: "...Eh. Could've been-Not gonna end that."
Digifanatic: "I wouldn't have smacked you."
Dragoshi: "I know."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *smiles a bit.* .oO(I practically committed suicide twice in that... I'm almost insane... But it's what I have to do until some freak occasion occurs and neither Julian nor Dragoshi come on a mission.)
Glyph: [Hop] "I'm useful..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey..."
Dragoshi: "...?"
Alex: "Glyph, I have a question... I was wondering... Why do you make such random contraptions that don't effect anything?"
Glyph: *Hop wanders over.* "They didn't used to do that. Ouch. I think I hurt my grammar."
Dragoshi: "...Actually... They might be useful. We just haven't found the proper time to use them."
Glyph: [Hop] "I used to be able to do things that could solve world hunger if the world were still hungry."
Digifanatic: "Oh?"
Alex: "And why not now?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I can't anymore and I don't know why."
Dragoshi: "...Maybe you just need to regain some of your mental prowess."
Digifanatic: "Possibility..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I think Leviathan took some of it with him..."
Dragoshi: "...Or some such like that." :/
Digifanatic: "Wouldn't be surprised."
Glyph: [Hop] "Though I don't like being punched. It's quite a conundicament."
Digifanatic: "Nobody does."
Glyph: [Hop] "I think it might have something to do with the air."
Dragoshi: "...The air?"
Alex: "The air?.. The poison?" *Slides the breathing mask back to his neck.*
Glyph: [Hop] "No, the other air. The stuff that I could use but you didn't give me a lot because Leviathan likes to use it to destroy things and stuff."
Dragoshi: "You mean the Ruin Miasma?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Yeah, that's it."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. Any of the other personalities that reside within that body capable of doing anything... Bad?" ?_?
Glyph: *Hop looks embarrassed.* "I... think maybe."
Dragoshi: "...Maybe? Okay, then..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I also don't think I can switch very easily without that."
Dragoshi: "Hm. Interesting..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Without Leviathan I think I'm stuck being me. It's not as neat as it sounds, even to me."
Alex appears lost in the conversation... considering he missed everything dealing with Leviathan.
Glyph: *Hop turns to Alex.* "What is wrong with your face?"
Alex shrugs. "I'm just tired. I shall go rest now."
Glyph: *Hop tilts his head sideways.* "I don't do a lot of tireding and resting and eating nowadays."
Dragoshi: "...Why's that?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't feel well."
Alex blink, his purple eyes sparkle somewhat, and he turns away to begin walking to his room.
Dragoshi: .oO(This is all interesting... If only I had some way to dig deeper into this stuff...)
Glyph: [Hop] "I think that might be the air too." *Hop looks directly at Dragoshi.*
Dragoshi: "...Yes?"
Glyph: [Hop] "What is wrong with your face?"
Dragoshi: "I'm just... Thinking is all."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh. It's hard, isn't it?"
Dragoshi: "Yea, I suppose so."
Douglas twiddles his thumbs, standing right nearby. "Glyph, I wonder if the ritual works with non-Lunarians..."
Metal Man also twiddles his thumbs, standing right right nearby.
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh. I wonder a lot of things but I don't wonder that."
Dragoshi: *Waves to Metal.*
Metal Man: *Waves back.*
Glyph: *Hop looks directly at Dragoshi again.* "Who are you waving at?"
Metal Man: "Beats me."
Douglas: "Well... If there is something wrong with your mind, some of us have seen this ceremony where a group of people could enter what seems to be your mind, and venture through it..."
Dragoshi: *Points to Metal.*
Glyph: *Hop turns to Metal.*
Douglas: "It could answer some questions we all, including you, have."
Glyph: [Hop] "Press any good buttons lately?"
Dragoshi: "Hiya, Metal. When'd you get here?"
Metal Man: "There was that one which caused a small island to explode."
Glyph: *Hop claps his hands together.* "Sounds like fun! Are you the guy who controls the air?"
Douglas: "Unfortunately... that's about all I-- Yeah?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Can you give me some?"
Douglas: "I'm not dark enough to give you any purple air, if you wanted that color."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh. Too bad."
Metal Man: "I wish I had something to do, back on Nintendus."
Douglas: "I used to be neutral enough to use both Divine and unholy wind... Now that unholy wind is gone..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I wish I had something to do too... I don't think I'm very useful anymore."
Dragoshi: "Paperwork and stuff like that's getting boring, huh Metal?"
Metal Man: "I'm sort of useful. In that I ensure nobody asks where the coins I spent on this ship went. Also I protect Dr. Mario from the immigration authorities. I claim he's my lost Uncle from Northern Hyrule."
Glyph: [Hop] "The Migration Authorities are very strict on geese this time of year."
Metal Man: "I even made a disguise for him."
Douglas: "Oh. That reminds me..." *Checks his interest account through Talon's interface.*
Dragoshi: "...I'm wondering where the stuff from the CAL went, though." *Ponders about that.* .oO('Cause vast valuables and riches like that just don't disappear at random.)
Metal Man: *Takes out a picture of a short Link wannabe with a guitar.* "Nobody even comes close to believing he's from the Mushroom Kingdom, and wanted for fraud."
Glyph: [Hop] "Hey, Mr. Metal, that thing you just said, I didn't get the joke, but one of my personalities found it very funny."
Metal Man: "Back in the old days I used to kill vampires. Old School. Now I kill paperwork errors and typos."
Glyph: [Hop] "I hope you give them due process first."
Metal Man: "Of course... reminds me..."
Dragoshi: "...You really need more things to do with your time, Metal."
Metal Man: *Takes out a box full of guitars and amps and bass guitars.* "What happened to Side Quest? I'm stuck with these now."
Dragoshi: "You're almost as bad as me with excess time."
Metal Man: "And you don't want me to play guitar."
Dragoshi: "...That's a good question. I have to ask Scott about that."
Metal Man: *Picks up an unpowered guitar and strums it in vain with his teeth.* "Ptooey!"
Glyph: [Hop] "I bet you're fun at parties."
Metal Man: "I am the party, when there is a party. My Karaoke is the only thing which can scare Dracula."
Douglas: "Rapula too?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Is he the guy on the cereal box?"
Metal Man: "No, Rapula is undefeatable in that regard."
Douglas shrugs.
Dragoshi: "...Rapula?" *Chuckles.*
Glyph: [Hop] "If you know the guy on the cereal box please tell Boo Berry I said hi."
Metal Man: "In fact Rap Land is surrounded with 'DANGER' signs after that incident with the tone-deaf tour group."
Douglas: "I remember I had the unpleasantness of beating Rapula in the Platinum Challenge..."
Metal Man: "Makes me wonder... have any of you seen these people?" *Takes out a milk box.*
Metal Man (GM): The milk box shows a picture of Panzer, Gibby, Aribar, and also Charles. 'WANTED: ALIVE, OR PERHAPS 1/10th OF THEIR TEETH'
Douglas 's eyes widen. "Ack! I forgot..."
Dragoshi: "...Uhhh... Metal. They're alive. We've seen them before. Like... Months ago."
Douglas: "I need to get Charles' soul..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Is one of those the guy who put me in a cube?"
Dragoshi: "Except Charles."
Metal Man: "Charles. Hm. He was always weird and never dead or alive. He makes that spy guy look easy to understand."
Dragoshi: "He's dead." *Almost singing.* "Dead, dead, dead, dead. Dead, dead, dead, dead! He's dead!"
Douglas: "Charles isn't dead..."
Glyph: *Hop dances.*
Dragoshi: "...Really? ...Oh, right."
Douglas: "He fled to his own pathetic dimension and threatened to slaughter anyone who followed... which is bad, considering Death really wants his soul."
Dragoshi: "I meant dead in a different fashion."
Douglas: "He mentioned he took the Lunarian Moon with him. Is that true?"
Metal Man: "Yes. I saw it vanish."
Glyph: *Hop wanders over to Metal and asks him about the miasma, clearly not paying attention to anything anyone else is saying.*
Dragoshi: "Though, that reminds me. ...What happened to Gibby, anyway?" ?_?
Douglas: "When I kidnapped E Li Three from Nintendus a few weeks ago, it was still there... Aw..."
Metal Man: "Miasma? Sorry, nobody told me we had that."
Dragoshi: "...Oh!"
Glyph: *Hop ponders.* "That's good. I thought Leviathan was blackmailing a Metal but then he said no shut up. I didn't know quite what to make of that."
Dragoshi FINALLY remembers after a forever and a half and a Godzilla, to pull out the Robot Master Generator Cube... Thing from a long while ago in Season 9 and hands it to Metal.
Metal Man: "...Thank you." *Pockets it.*
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't know quite what to make of a lot of things."
Dragoshi: "Yea. You might have a use for that or something." :/
Glyph: [Hop] "Where is Mr. Robot? I think I really need some more air..."
Metal Man: "He's... somewhere..."
Robot: *In the ruins of Eggman's base.* "I'll make sure to smack those Questers for leaving me here..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Ah, that was a long time ago. When I last saw him. That would explain why I feel sick... I like air."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. What did happen to the robot anyway?" *Tries to think about when he last saw Mr. Roboto...*
Glyph: [Hop] "I should thank Mr. Roboto."
Dragoshi: "Yea."
Glyph: [Hop] "I should thank him very much."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi thinks of the robot being sent to deal with Eggman.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm... I think he was sent to deal with Ivo... Wait."
Glyph: [Hop] "I think I need that air pretty soon if I want to... you know."
Dragoshi: "...Ivo. Last place we saw Ivo... his base before it became ruins."
Glyph: [Hop] "Not die."
Dragoshi: "Oh, dammit! ...I wonder if he even survived the base being annihilated. Might as well check for the guy or something... That is if I'm even allowed to" *Still wearing the breath mask. Too bad he prolly' can't be warped to Ivo's base ruins.*
Glyph: *Hop looks down at the floor. Then he looks abruptly up again and smiles.*
Dragoshi: "...Hm?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I once had a friend who told me it was a good thing I am too dumb to be faced with my own mortality. Is it? I don't know what any of that meant but it sounds familiar now."
Dragoshi: "Sometimes it is... Sometimes it isn't. It depends on the situation." *Tries to figure out what that means.*
Glyph: [Hop] "You're making that funny face again."
Dragoshi: "Just thinking again." .oO(Damn. I got nothing. Seriously though... We should really get around to having that robot warped back. Wonder if I can take a short, quick excursion to the ruins of Ivo's base to check to see if my assumption's right...)

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