Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 343: Iggy's Deal, Dumb Truths, and Dumber Dares
Date: March 23rd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The group is... on the Ark, strangely enough. Having defeated the IDS, they are now in one of the many lower-level control rooms, along with Sonic.
Alexia: "I wonder what we do now..."
Metal Man (GM): The floor consists of clear Plexiglas linked by steel supports, the walls are glass, and there's a single computer here.
Metal Man (GM): The ceiling is steel, and the area reeks of high-tech stuff.
Julian: "Beats me." *Do dee do...*
Digifanatic: "Well, I'm all for checking out the computer."
Traon is just there... bein' quiet.
Digifanatic walks over to the comp providing no one objects to it.
Alexia: "...Hey, Traon, are you okay?"
Sonic: "You guys came up here for some reason... did somebody send you up here?"
Alexia: "You've been... off... during this whole thing."
Alex: "Yes, erm... who are you again?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah. James. He got us up here on his ship."
Sonic: "I'd like to know, as after all, Eggman has been obsessed with stealing this place ever since the wars down below." He looks to Alex and does a pose. "I'm Sonic the Hedgehog."
Traon looks up and offers a slight now. "I'll be fine. Just some... inside issues are being resolved inside oneself." He goes back to paying attention.
Alex bows. "I see... Sonic the Hedgehog, then..."
Digifanatic: *makes sure the computer power is on and waits for an intro screen.*
Metal Man (GM): The computer has been on. It's currently idling.
Sonic: "If he sent you up here, that must mean he wants to reform the Freedom Fighters. But we're a little... short..." He looks around at the dusty station.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *moves a mouse or something to attempt to shake it out of its idle status.* "Freedom Fighters, Sonic?"
Sonic: "Back when Dr. Eggman took over part of the planet, we started a group to wreck his evil plans. The same group would be perfect in trashin' these trashy turtles. But the problem is, we split up all over the place!"
Digifanatic: "Oh. I see."
Sonic: "You have the teleporters working up here, though, so I guess you can look around the world for our members. Maybe you'll find some new ones?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes to the computer and smacks it once.
Alex: "Do they look like you?..."
Julian: "Guess we ain't got anythin' better to do..."
Metal Man (GM): There is an image of the planet (Image not conveniently made yet, I'll have to describe it)
Editor's Note: More like NEVER made yet. So much for that image.
Sonic: "In some ways. But not all."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the following locations (which are selectable): 1. Robotnikland (???) 2. Wreckage (???) 3. Knothole??? (Tails)
Alex: "Oo! We've found a dark creature that looks a lot like you, but different colors... he's black and red... and he sure isn't a Freedom Fighter... he's not someone you want us to find, is he?"
Metal Man (GM): 4. The Dead Desert (Knuckles) 5. Imperial Collective Outpost (Shadow???)
Julian: "He's evil. Forget it."
Metal Man (GM): 6. Originator City (???)
Sonic: "He wasn't always evil." He shrugs. "You could always punch some sense into him."
Digifanatic: *scans locations.* "Okay... I know we've said a bunch of things regarding Tails before. With the sort of technology and weapons this thing has, you folks think it'd be wise to meet up with him first?"
Alexia: "I think so."
Julian: "'COURSE we need to pick up Tails first. He's the one we've seen the most an' least likely to freak out an' attack us."
Sonic: "As you can see, those are all the locations where it appears old members may be. You may choose whichever one you want. I'll stay up here for the time being. Oh! And I almost forgot."
Metal Man (GM): He kicks a button on the wall, opening a warp. James appears in the room.
James: "...Took you long enough."
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey, James."
Alexia: "Hi, James."
Sonic: "James was a member of the freedom fighters before my time. So he's obviously going to be with us this time."
Digifanatic: "Ah, very good."
James: "Thankfully, I managed to talk some sense into the GUN commander. He will pay for the paint... and the holes... I hate those turtles."
Julian: "Whatever. SO we gonna go pick up Tails now or not?"
Digifanatic: "Believe that will do."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can dial the number and step into a warp to go to the location of their choice.
Alexia dials up the number for Tails and enters the warp.
Julian: *Numba 3!*
Digifanatic: *To Knothole!...???*
Metal Man (GM): WARPWARPWARP. The Questers appear in one of the old west-y buildings in the area. It's an old hotel, which faces the bank where they last saw Tails.
Alexia: "You think he's still here?"
Digifanatic: "Map suggested so."
Julian: "Where else'd he go?"
Digifanatic: "I hope it wouldn't lie on us."
Julian: *To the bank.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers enter it... to find the vault closed, with a note. 'Out Koopa Huntin'.'
Digifanatic: "Ohhh boy."
Dragoshi: "Hoo boy."
Metal Man (GM): There's a picture next to it, too.
Alexia: "Why can't he just stay still for once..."
Julian: "Fuckin' fantastic." *picture?*
Metal Man (GM): It shows... this can't be.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the picture.*
Digifanatic: *checks out the picture.*
Metal Man (GM): Iggy Koopa's fortress.
Metal Man (GM): Floating right over Tails' town here.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. What the hell?"
Alexia: *Double Facepalm.*
Metal Man (GM): Apparently the Questers forgot to destroy his fortress.
Traon reaches into his pocket and pulls out the gold nugget. "Funny how a walnut I found here turned into a gold nugget."
Julian: "Why didn't we destroy that thing again?"
Metal Man (GM): However, the Questers would notice Tails' tracks leading out of the building...
Alexia: *Track them tracks!*
Digifanatic: *goes for the follow.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Mutters, following the tracks.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers wander outside, then down the town, all the way to a massive barn. The door has been left open.
Julian: "'Least we got a trail to follow..." *Follow.*
Alexia: "... Okay, this seems a little suspicious..."
Traon: "It is a barn..."
Julian: "Jus' keep goin', it's the only thing we got." *into the barn!*
Dragoshi: "...Yep" *Follow.*
Alexia sighs and heads in.
Digifanatic: *Heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers wander in... and see an airplane. It's an old biplane. Next to it is a bunch of oil spots where another plane was.
Metal Man (GM): The hangar doors are partially open.
Dragoshi: *Said that.*
Digifanatic: *Checks it out.* "Alright then..."
Julian: "What the fuck."
Alexia: "Hmm..." *takes out her Dex and scans the plane.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Not out fault the computer didn't tell us this!)
Traon: "If we have to use that thing... This is going to be fun."
Dex: "The... 'Tornado 2.' The original Biplane used by Tails to fight Eggman over and over again. It is extremely fast once its JATO booster is activated, but also very rickety. All passengers besides the pilot must stant on to of its oddly long bi-wing."
Julian: "Can here anyone fly a plane?" *Thinks about whether or not his Escalade flying experience would translate to flying a plane.*
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps, though it'd be a bit tricky.
Alexia: "...STAND ON THE WING?!"
Traon: "Count me out. I ain't riskin my life for some faulty plane."
Dex: "Sonic does it all the time."
Julian: "Like those old-timey wing-walker films...'Spose this can't be harder than flyin' the Escalade if it needs to be flown."
Digifanatic: "Wouldn't think it'd be harder."
Alexia: "...Well, this'll be an interesting ride, to say the least."
Digifanatic: "Well, as long as all of us on the wings position ourselves so as to make sure this is balanced, I'm for it." make.*
Metal Man (GM): There is enough room, it has wide wings anyway.
Traon: "I'll stand on the wing, but if I start to slide off in the smallest bit, my weapon is goin in the wing to hold me on."
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then."
Alex frowns. "I don't trust this..."
Julian: "You gonna tear the wing in HALF if you do that."
Alex: "Shall we... get on, then?.. I'm fairly light though... I will probably fall..."
Julian: "Good for you." *Julian climbs into the pilot's seat and scopes everything out while everyone gets on...*
Traon: "I'm sure I can balance myself out and manage well."
Julian: "Jus' don't cut the wing."
Alexia hops onto one of the wings.
Dragoshi: *Gets on one of the wings as well.*
Digifanatic: *stands on the wing opposite Dragoshi's.*
Traon does the same and waits, he then looks at Julian. "Don't worry, I'll try not to."
Alexia: "Try does not equal do."
Digifanatic: "Besides, we could grab you if you haven't fallen completely off. As long as we can reach you, you should be fine."
Alex: "Ok..." *Climbs onto one of the wings.*
Digifanatic: "So, Julian mans the controls while we try to shoot stuff out of the sky if need be. Sounds fine. "
Metal Man (GM): Julian sees the controls.
Julian: *Okay, Julian isn't blind. That's good.*
Metal Man (GM): A joystick for going up/down/left/right, and a button to start the throttle. It's primitive... wait... there's no guns either.
Dex: "Sonic provided the offensive capabilities for the plane, leaping off the wing and crashing into whatever came near the plane."
Julian: "Hope this thin's fast, then..."
Alexia: "...Okay, this is just getting stupid."
Alex: "Can't we just take it slow and steady?..." *shiver.*
Julian: "Only if we ain't gettin' shot at. Now hold on." *Julian grasps the joystick in right hand, secures his Fedora, and hits the ignition button.*
Metal Man (GM): It sputters for a moment, then begins flying forward.
Alex tightens his grip and holds on like his existence is at stake.
Metal Man (GM): The hangar doors open automatically, revealing a long runway.
Digifanatic: *plants his feet as best as he can.*
Alex: *Grips on the wing.*
Alexia holds onto the wing.
Dragoshi: *Tightens own grip as well. Yep.*
Metal Man (GM): It's strangely easy to stand on.
Alex looks over to Digi. "Y..You're STANDING UP!?"
Metal Man (GM): *BUMP* *BONK* *SHUTTER* The plane bumps up and down as it eventually takes off.
Alexia: "...Good idea!" *stands up as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian see another button. 'JATO.'
Julian: *Fuck YES. If that means Jet Assisted Take-Off, that'll get it up to Escalade speeds.* "Now, you gonna feel a slight acceleration..." *press JATO button.*
Dragoshi: *Already was standing up.*
Alex closes his eyes tight and keeps holding onto the wing.
Alexia: "Hey, nice view up here."
Metal Man (GM): *VOOSH.* The plane starts moving at 500 MPH.
Digifanatic: *Just braces himself and hopes to stay on with as little effort as necessary.*
Dragoshi: *Tries to do the same...*
Metal Man (GM): The booster that pops out on the bottom causes it to move extremely fast. It's hard to even attempt to turn it.
Julian: *Yeop, Escalade speeds... only usually Julian has a windshield.*
Metal Man (GM): Luckily, Iggy's castle is nearby.
Julian: *And 4x4 power steering.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): *PEWPEWPEW BLAM* lasers are flying by the Questers at absurd speeds.
Alexia: "Uh-oh, we have company..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get a comm message as the fortress tries to fly away.
Julian: *Julian grits his teeth and does his best to translate driving a car into steering a bi-plane around lasers.*
Iggy: (Comms) "What? Get away from my base, insect! I already had to flee from one plane today!"
Alexia: "Hey, this is fun! Can we do it again soon?"
Iggy: (Comms) "I merely wish to take over this land for myself, and for King Dad!"
Metal Man (GM): The base takes off... oh no. It's getting away.
Julian: "What?!" *Can't hear... and the base is getting away. He looks for more boost.*
Metal Man (GM): There is a final button, but it has a note over it. 'JATO II (Please avoid using when people are on the wing).'
Julian: "You guys are gonna want a SERIOUS grip for what's gonna happen if we wanna catch up."
Dragoshi: *Yea. Might as well do that...*
Traon is a bit hesitant, but gets a nice grip.
Digifanatic: *tries to hold his grip even tighter.*
Alexia then ducks down and kneels on the wing, holding the edge. "..." She then slowly shifts to lying down on her belly to keep the air resistance down.
Julian: *Use the JATO II boost to get through!*
Alex is already holding on for dear life, laying down on the wing, and almost crying.
Alexia: *cheerfully.* "Better get down too, guys!"
Digifanatic: *also tries to lie down.*
Metal Man (GM): It goes to unimaginable speeds, the G-forces so high they begin to effect even Julian. The second booster appears to be a new addition. However the Iggy castle has no chance to outspeed the Questers now.
Julian: *He looks for a landing bay on the castle.*
Metal Man (GM): None. The Questers get right up alongside it...
Julian: *Looks for open spaces to crash in.*
Metal Man (GM): None.
Iggy: (Comms) "Go away! I'll kill you all!"
Julian: *Looks for windows.*
Metal Man (GM): Too small.
Julian: "What kind of two-bit castle is this?"
Metal Man (GM): The castle opens fire on the Questers with lasers.
Alexia climbs up onto her feet slowly. "Hmm..."
Julian: *Looks for random doors to leap to.*
Metal Man (GM): One could leap, but the speed! One would fall and fly away!
Alexia tries to swerve one of the lasers around to hit the fortress window using TK.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers barely dodge a few lasers.
Julian: *Julian can fly a plane! Hooray... Now to find a place to disembark.*
Alexia: *Kind of odd that she'd be calm enough to use her mental powers at 1000 MPH, but...*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia deflects some lasers. They bounce off the castle.
Iggy: (Comms) "You're going down now!"
Alexia: "Rats, I was sure that'd work..."
Metal Man (GM): The entire castle flies at the Questers! Ahhhh!!!!! The Questers' biplane flies under it as it grazes some of the Questers mildly.
Julian: *Julian flies under the damn thing, then tries to pull up to the top where the true castle part is.*
Alex: "GRH!" *Opens his eyes and looks up at the castle from the bottom.*
Metal Man (GM): Hm... there's some hanging pipes and stuff.
Alexia takes the chain off of her belt, gripping it tightly. She checks if it could snag around some of those pipes.
Julian: *Or we could use the pipes.* *Looks to see if there is anywhere to go AFTER the pipe-grabbing.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian can see some loose panels on the underside. Alexia sees that she could snag the chain around some pipes, assuming she got a good throw.
Alexia: "Mind if I try something?"
Julian: "Go for it, we ain't goin' anywhere."
Alexia flings the chain at one of the pipes, still keeping a death grip on the other end. "Damn, missed..."
Metal Man (GM): It misses. The entire castle tries to move downwards, towards the plane.
Alexia tries to use that time to reach up and grab a pipe.
Metal Man (GM): It never gets close enough to touch while holding on to the plane. Alexia stands up for a moment, then goes flying backwards. Alexia crashes into the tail of the plane,then flies upwards and richochets off the bottom of the castle, flies through some jets and into some propellers, then falls to her doom. -1 life.
Julian: "Fuck. Someone knock out those panels first 'fore you get on those pipes! We need a place to go!"
Metal Man (GM): She revives on the wing... probably scarred for life by that. :p
Iggy: (Comms) "I told you to go away! I meant it!" The castle tries to pull away sideways.
Alexia: "..." *whimpers as she grabs the wing with a death grip.*
Alexia: "I don't like planes anymore..."
Metal Man (GM): Unlucky 13, as it scrapes the Questers on the wing and mildly damages the plane. The Questers are back on the side of the castle, which is now able to fire lasers at the Questers. They could just almost reach out and grab the rim of the castle, and there are proper doors on the outside of it. One of them.
Julian: *Julian growls a bit as he struggles to keep the plane under control, then swerve and try to fly along side the castle rim, right next to one of those doors...*
Alexia takes a long, deep breath, then lashes the chain at the door handle.
Metal Man (GM): The door has no handles. However Alexia lashes it to a post. The chain almost immediately tries to drag Alexia off the plane.
Julian: "SOMEONE GET THAT DOOR OPEN! I can't keep this up forever!"
Alexia: *Nothin' ventured, nothing gained, I suppose...* *Climbs up the chain!*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia floats off of the plane, now holding onto the chain... and slowly climbing it.
Digifanatic goes for the leap--not much else to do!
Metal Man (GM): It might not hold all of the Questers' weight, though.
Julian: *Why does no one listen...*
Alex: *Might as well try... 115 lbs!*
Metal Man (GM): Alex grabs onto the chain.
Alex: *Climbs after her.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers catch up quickly, and slowly. Er. 'Quickly by moving slowly.'
Dragoshi: *Attempts to climb za chain. Whee...*
Digifanatic: *climbs the chain.*
Dragoshi: *After everyone else that is...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi and Digi also grab the chain. The chain cracks once. The plane floats away from the people on the chain. Julian sees the Questers flying above him on the chain.
Alexia: *Commence uh-oh...*
Alex: '.. Hurry up Alexia!"
Alexia: "I'm going as fast as I can!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Come on... just a bit less stress...)
Metal Man (GM): Also, the fortress opens fire on Julian. And...
Julian: *GOD.* *Out of Luck.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian recreates Wing Fortress zone from Sonic 2. Just as Alexia climbs aboard the fortress, the Tornado 2 is shot up and begins falling slowly.
Alexia glances back as she hears the laser fire.
Metal Man (GM): Julian's out of range to jump, and the fortress is getting away. The chain un-cracks once Alexia is off it.
Julian: *Whadda know. Julian couldn't keep it up forever.*
Alexia: "Oh no... Julian!"
Dragoshi: *Tries to climb up faster...*
Metal Man (GM): Digi climbs up, as does Dragoshi, and Alex. They're all on the fortress as Julian vanishes out of sight, as he has no choice but to land the tornado.
Digifanatic: "Okay, that should get rid of most of the stress..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at the front door... the base is still flying quickly, so they have to move slowly.
Julian: *Julian makes a forced landing.*
Metal Man (GM): They can climb right into the base, and outside of the wind.
Alexia climbs into the base.
Digifanatic: *follows Alexia.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk inside... Iggy Koopa immediately leaps out from a door ahead.
Iggy: "What are you doing here? I don't have any interest in fighting the likes of you..."
Alex: "Well... you can't take over that land!"
Alexia: "Then move. And where's the fox?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Where?"
Alexia puts the chain back on her belt and discreetly begins charging a Heat Beam while they talk.
Iggy: "Since when was abandoned townscape an endangered resource?" He scratches his head. "The fox flew off after he discovered something... but not before disabling my cloaking device and blasting several holes in my beautiful decorations."
Digifanatic: .oO(Aww, not again.)
Iggy: "Hey! Stop that immediately." He takes out a remote control. "I may not be Ricky, but I'm older, and wiser, than he is. I can see you threatening me right now."
Alexia: "Any idea where he went?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Won't attack until given a good reason to.*
Iggy: "Of course not. He had cloaking devices of his own. Otherwise I'd have tried to finish him off for blasting a hole in my northwest sanctum." He points at Alexia again. "And I told you to stop that!"
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia.* "Yes. Please desist."
Alex: "Wait! Iggy, are you on Ricky's team?..."
Alexia stops charging the Beam, then.
Iggy: "No, not with Ricky."
Alex: "How about you help us defeat him?"
Iggy: "I'm with King Dad, but... he's dead. Defeat him?" He... gets a mischievous smile on his face.
Alex: "You could even get some land that Ricky controls... maybe."
Iggy: "He uses technology similar to Kuja's. It's vastly inferior to mine. How'd you like my fortress? Intergalactic transport ready, maximum speed near Mach 2. My new antigravity thrusters work like a charm."
Alex: "Amazing!" *Has no idea what Iggy is saying.*
Iggy: "I've also reverse engineered his soldiers... they suck. I mean, a few people with my Move Necklaces could kill them all."
Alexia raises an eyebrow.
Alex: "Well what do you say? Your technology and information about his units could win us this war!"
Iggy: "The problem is we'd need a few hundred people, and there's only so many of you."
Alexia: "Move necklaces?"
Dragoshi: "Move Necklaces?"
Metal Man (GM): He facefaults.
Iggy: "Don't you remember? The ones Bowser used to fight all of the Questers head-on?"
Dragoshi: "Well, we are building up forces in an attempt to take on that damnable soup dish, and no."
Alex: "But... we're Questers! We can fight any number of people, with the right conditions."
Alexia: "I wouldn't know. I wasn't there."
Iggy: "Not vast thousands of soldiers. Millions, even. He's made these factories... aha! That's it."
Iggy: "I have created a new bomb which can destroy the new EMP-resistant machinery, then shred the wreckage, implode it, and send it to the X-zone!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a bowling ball-shaped, extremely heavy bomb with five buttons and a giant Koopa skull on it.
Iggy: "One key sequence and everything in a mile radius is vaporized!"
Dragoshi: "...Uhh... Wow."
Iggy: "I know. All I need is..." He holds out a hand. "...A little moolah."
Dragoshi: "Does it have a timing delay so one can get the 'ell out of there?"
Iggy: "Well, yes. Programmable time delay bomb. I'm not crazy like the Eggman."
Dragoshi: "...Of course. How much?" .oO(I bet it's over a million)
Iggy: "I know, I know, you said I'd have land, but I need money to make these bombs. It's about a million coins per bomb. The first one is on the house."
Metal Man (GM): He tosses it to Dragoshi.
Iggy: "You'll need a larger team than you Questers normally have, too, to break in."
Dragoshi: *Pockets it.* "Thank you." *He smirks, and bows.* "Normally?"
Alex: "We very-well may see you for more bombs when we get enough money..."
Iggy: "One to distract soldiers, the other to blast holes in everything, and a third to get to the core. Take your time... just remember..."
Dragoshi: "I mean, the most Questers I've ever seen take on an enemy force at once is 13... And that prolly' still won't be enough" :/
Metal Man (GM): He shows an image of many other villains, non-villains, and neutral people.
Dragoshi: *Looks at them all...*
Iggy: "Time is money, and if I don't get another purchase in a timely fashion, I may just sell some of these to other people!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see: The Void, Rathos Lell, E Li Three, Tingle, George Robotnik, Ivo Robotnik, and Doopliss.
Metal Man (GM): That's to name a few, but they follow that theme. Besides George Robotnik, most of them are maniacs.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Tingle. Bah. ...Well, at least it'd be good if it fell into George's hands... I don't want to know about E Li, though Prolly' exploding disco bees everywhere.)
Iggy: "I still miss my old clients. King Dad and Ganondorf were loaded with money! Something about protection money from Wolfman."
Dragoshi: "...Ah. Prolly' extortion or some other stuff like that."
Iggy: "...So... is that all, or do you need anything else? Weapon upgrades? More weapons of mass destruction? Old things I've made?"
Dragoshi: "But, anyway... Hmm. I presume with your technological capabilities, you'd be able to..." *Pulls out the Vendetta Machinegun.* "Upgrade Vendetta class weaponry easily, right?"
Alex: "Well. We must be off to find Tails, Iggy. Our current task is to acquire more people for the Freedom Fighters to reassemble. Thank you very much, and be honored with your being credited with Genetia's revival."
Iggy: "Good idea. They can help you break into factories. ...You might want me to warp you to where he should be. Is that okay with you?"
Digifanatic: "Just please don't become a maniac with all that land."
Alex: "That would be appreciated!"
Digifanatic: "You've seen what it does to Ricky."
Iggy: "Yes. I shall be careful!" The Questers notice several piles of dynamite lying around on the floor, rolling around. They've been that way the whole time.
Dragoshi: "...Don't see why not..."
Metal Man (GM): He's obviously completely insane, but apparently in the scientific way.
Digifanatic: *notes the dynamite.* "Hmm, Iggy, do you mind if we take some of those?"
Iggy: "Go right ahead. Those are duds. They caught on fire a while ago. Though that means they may explode at any time."
Digifanatic: "You may want to store those in a secure enough chamber."
Iggy: "Nah. I can repair any holes they make." *BOOM* "Like that one."
Metal Man (GM): A warp out appears.
Alexia enters the warp.
Alex bows. "Thank you, Iggy!" *Walks into the warp, which hopefully goes to where Miles is.*
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Puts machinegun away and heads towards the warp.*
Digifanatic: *warps out.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* *WARP* *WARP.* Cinema: The Questers warp out. Iggy is standing as normal. ...Ricky's fighters fly into range. They open comms with him.
Fighter1: (Comms) "Surrender to the Imperial Collective!"
Iggy: "Hmph. Fools."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the comms.
Iggy: (Comms) "Prepare to die, perilously non-powerful slaves!"
Fighter1: "What the... what's that glow?"
Metal Man (GM): The fortress lets loose a massive explosion, which is then somehow focused into a beam. It wipes out 3/4 of the fighter squadron in one shot. More ships appear. More and more. Even some carriers. They open fire--the shields somehow block those. The camera pans out as the carriers and ships are shot down by a number of death rays, strange homing X-zone boomerangs, and finally, a giant flying antimatter plasma-Bowser colliding into the main ship and annihilating it. Ricky stares at it from afar in one of his bases.
Ricky: (Comms) "I should have known the Bowser-lover would come here. His damned technology has always been a thorn in my, and my father's, sides. If only I could have tricked the Questers into attacking him..."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Julian has landed the Tornado II in a wide open field. It's lonely and boring down here. Alex jumped off, but apparently Traon didn't.
Julian: *Julian smacks the control panel in frustration as he touches down and turns off the engine, then gets out to inspect the damage.*
Metal Man (GM): Several laser holes in the wings. One hit the engine. The boosters are out of fuel. It's leaking oil everywhere. Sure enough, Tails' plane lands nearby. It's futuristic and everything.
Julian: *And no repair shops for miles around... Hey, it's a plane.*
Metal Man (GM): Tails gets out, his eyes bulging at the Tornado II laying there.
Julian: "...Hey. I know what you're thinkin'."
Tails: "So THAT'S where it went... I nearly got that flying fortress of Ricky's, but then somebody stole the plane... wait a minute... you're not a thief!"
Julian: "This ain't my fault."
Tails: "And there's a bum passed out on the wing? Where did he come from?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks over and pokes Traon with a stick.
Julian: "He didn't jump... Long story, anyway, where you been? Whole reason we took this thing was to find you."
Tails: "...The minute I saw it take off I turned around to try to find it, via my tracking sensors on my other plane. Then I was attacked by Ricky's goons... so the act of you taking off actually caused me to fly further away than I'd be otherwise."
Julian: "...Why the fuck didn't you use the comms, then?! Iggy managed to figure it out!"
Tails: "There are comms in there?" He looks inside. "...You must have been using your dexes."
Julian: "You got our frequency."
Tails: "Because this plane doesn't even have electrical systems."
Julian: "Explain the JATO."
Tails: "I didn't know you were in the business of stealing planes. I thought it was a thief. Like Nack."
Julian: "An' how it FLIES if it don't got any electrical systems."
Tails: "...I meant to say it has no lights or radio. Of course it has what's needed to fly. The rest of it is mechanical. Including the rudder and wings."
Julian: "Whatever... Hol' on." *Julian takes out his Dex and tries to phone everyone else up.*
Tails: "The JATO is powered by internal systems that still don't equal comms. Unless you wanted to improvise---that isn't the point." He shakes his head.
Metal Man (GM): Julian turns it on... *WARP* the Questers appear immediately. As does Blade in Warrior form, who nobody here knows.
Julian: "...Whatever." *closes it.* "Guess what I foun-Who the hell are you?"
Alexia: "...Of co--who the hell are you?"
Alex: "...Hey! It's Tails! Iggy didn't backstab us after all."
Tails: "You can summon them with those too?"
Dragoshi: *Looks over to Blade.*"And, you are...?"
Julian: "Hell if I know."
Alexia: "I think it was more of a coincidence than anything else..."
Tails: "Hm... Iggy... wait... Iggy doesn't mean Ricky... Who really was flying that fortress then?"
Julian: "Did I SAY Ricky when I was talkin' to you?"
Alex: "One of King Dad's warriors... He appears trustworthy and is helping us fight against Ricky now."
Tails: "I thought you meant he had someone named Iggy on his side. These people don't belong here--how can I know who is who?"
Blade appears, a six-foot tall humanoid tiger in slightly rusty platemail, with a black cloak and a rather large sword chained to his side. He's also got shoulder-length white hair pulled back into a ponytail to keep it out of his verdant eyes. "Hmmm, well this is odd." He looks about for a few. "Greetings, I'm Blade Skydancer. Could you happen to tell me where I am?"
Julian: "The wrong place."
Alexia: "At the wrong time."
Tails: "...A person named King Dad? Now you're really confusing me... anyway. The good thing is that you're all alive. Now, what are you here for?"
Digifanatic: *pops in.*
Blade: "Hrm..." He continues to look about idly. "It'd probably be improper to assume my true form here..."
Digifanatic: *turns to Blade.* "Hi... true form?"
Blade nods to Digi, smiling like well... a cat. "Yes. I am a dragon."
Alex sweatdrops and scoots away.
Julian: "...A dragon."
Dragoshi: "...What kind?"
Julian: "Of course. Like we needed another one."
Dragoshi: "... Whatever."
Blade: "A black dragon. I'm not the serpent kind, though, I have a body, and legs, and wings." He nods a bit.
Alexia bites her tongue to avoid an angry comeback. "Are you now..."
Alex: "Do you have something against dragons Julian?.. I have a little bit in my blood, myself... but not enough to have any kind of relevant features..."
Julian: "Lucky you. Anyway... what'd I miss on Iggy's Castle?"
Alex: "Didn't I say already?"
Blade: "And I'm not an 'evil' dragon. I'm as upstanding as a priest when it comes to a few things." He'd nod. "Unfortunately, it seems that I cannot shift... I guess I can live in this form for now."
Tails: "I've never seen any dragons on this planet before, but... if you guys don't need me, I should probably fly back the Tornado II. You guys bent it with your weight..."
Dragoshi: "...Heh. Yea. I hate it when people are--Wait."
Alex: "Wait! Tails!"
Alexia: "Sonic's looking for you."
Alex: "Sonic needs to reform the Freedom Fighters!"
Dragoshi: "Aye. That he is."
Julian: "What they said."
Alexia: "He's aboard the ARK. Meet us there, okay?"
Julian: "Whole reason we went on this damn mission. Can you GET to the ARK would be a good question."
Tails: "Hrm. You should have told him to give you my radio frequency. We could have avoided this mess that way... I'll be there quickly enough." He leaps in the Tornado III, hooks up the Tornado II behind it too.
Dragoshi: "...'Kay, then."
Tails: "Of course I can. The only reason you could get to my lab was because of the teleporter built there."
Julian: *And, once again, the Quester's mission could have been avoided entirely if they'd done something simple in the beginning.* "Whatever."
Tails: "Which, if you somehow got there without me knowing, probably needs better security features..."
Blade: "Hrm... well, this doesn't *look* like Draconia..." He continues to look around.
Dragoshi: "...Draconia?" *Raises an eyebrow.*
Blade turns to Dragoshi. "Where I come from."
Julian: "Already TOLD you you in the wrong place... Blade, right?"
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Blade: "Yes, my name is Blade."
Tails: "Draconia? This is Mobius. I mean Saga. I mean Genetia! Why do people have to keep on changing this place's name..."
Blade: "I am from a land called Draconia... long story." He shrugs. "Well, a new land, new adventures... this certainly seems like my day."
Julian: "An' wrong place, wrong time. You came at a LOW point, Blade."
Darkdata: *Has been standing here the whole time.*
Julian: "Base is gone, an' we're lookin' for these walkin' talkin' animals so we can take down a walkin' talkin' turtle."
Alexia: "We need all the reinforcements we can get..."
Alexia: "I'd say he came at the perfect time..."
Dragoshi: "I suppose so..."
Alex: "Yes... our group's current assignment is the revive this ruined world... normally the operations occur on a wonderful planet called Nintendus, though."
Blade: "I am from a land called Draconia... long story." He shrugs. "Well, a new land, new adventures... this certainly seems like my day."
Julian: "Low point. Anyway..." *Calls in a warp home.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah..." .oO(With the amount of newer folks we've been getting, at least it helps in that category.)
Julian: *To the ARK, then. Current base of operations.*
Alexia: "...I wonder if everyone on the Seeker's alright..."
Darkdata: "Hope so..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. All I'll say."
Julian: "Not everyone..." *beep beep boop warp open.* >:O
Alexia: "Lemme guess. Hop?" *gets a wry grin on her face.* "In fact, I'd bet a hundred it's Hop."
Julian: "How'd you guess."
Alexia: "And the fact that you obviously want to wring his neck."
Darkdata: "And the fact that you try to contain... some... of that anger."s."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get a warp home.
Julian: "Finally." *warp.*
Dragoshi: "Quite." *Enter the warp.*
Alexia enters the warp.
Digifanatic: *heads in.*
Blade: "Interesting..." He decides to enter the portal.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on the ARK now.
Blade appears now on the Ark, and looks around. "Well, this is... different, isn't it?"
Alexia: "Yeah... our ship's gone."
Julian: "Welcome to base. Like I said, low point."
Editor's Note: Sane readers, abandon ship here. Abandon ship! Abandon ship! Evacuate! Evacuate!
Alexia: "I have something that might help brighten it up a bit, though."
Alexia: "Truth or dare!"
Digifanatic: .oO(This better not be a can of Saturn Coffee. WORSE!)
Alex blinks. "Truth or dare?..."
Dragoshi: .oO(This ain't good.)
Darkdata: "Yeah! I am in full agreement."
Alexia: "...Why do you all look so nervous?"
Blade: "Truth or dare?" He looks idly at Alexia, then shrugs.
Digifanatic: .oO(And Julian will sock her in five... four...)
Dragoshi: .oO(...c'mon someone speak out against this...)
Julian: "You two lil' freaks go ahead. I'm out."
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, DAMMIT.)
Julian: "You want me to answer that?"
Alexia runs off to find a bottle.
Dragoshi: "No thanks. I'm not hungry." :/
Blade: "...I suppose I could try..." He shrugs.
Dragoshi: *Yes. He just played stupid.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, as long as none of the dares involve us hitting Julian--and that's the last thing I know I want to do--it's fine."
Darkdata: "Can you answer with intelligence? Or will you just try to beat me up because you can't think of a response?"
Alex appears puzzled, and mutters, "What is Truth or Dare?..."
Alexia comes back with a bottle. "...You don't know how to play Truth or Dare?"
Darkdata: "Oh, yes that reminds me."
Julian: "You realize you're diggin' yo' own grave, right? An' the reason I ain't playing Truth or Dare is 'cause I ain't got time for little kids games."
Alexia: "Khee, and I thought *I* was sheltered..."
Darkdata: "I see. Enjoy doing whatever then."
Alexia: "...Oh, wait, we need the bowl and paper too." *runs off again.*
Alex: "Well... where I lived, I just never have heard of it..."
Darkdata takes out a box that looks like it has candies in it.
Julian: "What I do got time for it watchin' you two make asses outta yo'selves, though." *goes to get a chair.*
Alexia comes back with a bowl nearly overflowing with folded strips of paper.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, no, not the candy.)
Darkdata casts seal darksong over the door.
Dragoshi: *Takes out a blood red can of... Something.*
Darkdata: "That should keep him out... for now."
Alexia: "Okay, it's simple."
Julian: *Julian returns with a chair, having cut a hole in the door with Vendetta.*
Alexia: "You just reach into the bowl and take out a strip of paper, and you either have to tell the truth about a question or do a dare. Everybody in a circle! Julian's mediator. He gets to punch out someone if things get out of hand."
Julian: *Julian sets up the chair, turns it around, and takes a seat.*
Digifanatic: "Okay, that's proper justice." *gets into the circle.*
Blade shrugs and after he's dismounted all of his armor, and then puts his sword with the pile of platemail, he gets into the circle.
Alexia sits in the circle as well and puts the bowl down in the middle. "The bottle's for if we have to do something random."
Alexia: "You go first, Drag."
Dragoshi: *Partially dripping with sarcasm...*
Alexia gives the bottle a spin. How many participants, total? *Aaaaand it stops on... Blade.*
Blade looks down at the bottle, then shrugs just a bit. "Alright..."
Alexia: "Okay. Drag, your question?"
Traon is idly standing by, watching. .oO(Spin the bottle? Isn't that a bit... Childish? 'You forget who they are...' True..) For once he actually laughs slightly.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Why me?) "Okay, anyway. Here's my question. And, please answer truthfully. Have you ever accidentally failed at something SO badly, that lead into some strange scene in a screwed up dream, that in the end, you looped back and SUCCEEDED?" .oO(I never really was good at this stuff anyway.)
Blade blinks. "I... can't say that I have. At least, not to my recollection..."
Dragoshi: "...Damn. I was hoping to get something funny out of that." *Snaps claws.*
Alexia: "Riiight, let's just take that question out and shoot it... Anyways. Your turn, Digi."
Dragoshi: "...Trust me. You could've gotten a more ridiculous question."
Digifanatic: "Ah, right."
Alexia: *Yours truly!*
Digifanatic: "Okay, Alexia, stand up, spin around 10 times fast, and do the Chicken Dance. And cluck."
Alexia: "Sure, but what's the Chicken Dance?"
Dragoshi: "This is why I wished I got a dare. But, no. Had to get a fucking TRUTH..."
Digifanatic: "Oh... basically just like this." *demonstrates.* "But just don't get dizzy and fall over."
Alexia: "...Okay." *stands up, spins, and begins doing the Dance.*
Digifanatic: "I'll make sure you don't bump into Julian."
Blade raises his eyebrows, looking at her.
Alexia: *Face, meet floor.*
Digifanatic: "Ah, you gave it a good shot."
Alexia gets up and sits back down in the circle. "Yeh."
Digifanatic: "That's what counts."
Alexia pokes Darkdata. "Your turn!" *Dragoshi!*
Dragoshi: "..." *Twiddles thumbs.*
Alexia: "..." *She hides a grin with her mouth for a second or two as she realizes something...*
Darkdata: "What happened the first time you met Julian?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Tries to remember that, I mean it's been like, over a year...* "Nope. Not a thing."
Alexia: *Alex's turn!*
Arx Semallion the happy PokÃ©mon trainer is walking through the base, with Sparkfire loyally following besides him. "Oh! Hey, this looks like fun. Can I join?" He just happened on the Truth or Dare game.
Julian: "...Where the hell YOU been?"
Alex reluctantly picks a paper.
Alexia: *Dragoshi, again.*
Alex: "Erm. So... why did you join the Questers?"
Arx Semallion: "Ummm... well...'eh-heh..."
Digifanatic: *to the other folks in the circle, whispering, but not really to Blaze and Arx, though--definitely whispering.* "Okay, folks, just go to calling me Ian for the time being. I'm a bit worried..."
Alexia: *whispering back.* "...Why?"
Digifanatic: *whispering.* "I'll tell you later."
Alexia blinks, then shrugs. "So what's your answer, Drag?"
Dragoshi: "...Why? Hmm... I guess... I really can't remember actually. ...Damn nervousness..." *Tilts his head to the side, thinking...*
Alexia: "I hope you're not trying to do an out..."
Alexia: "Let's hear it."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Anyway..."
Alexia: "Arx, your turn."
Dragoshi: .oO(And I was about to explain. Jerk.)
Alexia pulls out a slip of paper. *D--er, Ian is the target.*
Digifanatic: *Taps his fingers--he's probably going to get it.*
Alexia: "I dare you to strip to your underwear and keep your clothes off for thirty minutes. We'll keep playing while that's going on."
Digifanatic: "Well, after the Chicken Dance, I suppose so..."
Darkdata: "Well better Lan than me."
Digifanatic boldly takes on Alexia's dare and decides to go down to his briefs--at least they're colored.
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, this has gone to hell.)
Alexia: "Wanna go streak Sonic?"
Julian: "This 'actly why I didn't get in on this."
Alexia: "...Just kidding."
Digifanatic: "He's probably hiding somewhere."
Alexia: *Blade's turn.*
Traon perks a brow and shakes his head, a small smile on his face. "This is why I'm not participating in this little... activity."
Darkdata: "I thought it was because you did not want to play a child's game."
Digifanatic: "Besides, he can outrun me any day!"
Alex frowns. "Now I know why no one played this at my planet..."
Julian: "Exactly. This the kinda shit I'd expect from a kid's game like this."
Dragoshi: *Muttering to self.* "Reason I joined this group anyway 'cause I felt like I could bring some change for the good of this world... That and I was lost on unknown lands, so I'd prolly' be screwed without any help. ...Oh, and the tertiary reason. Money."
Alex: "Oh... OK!"
Alexia: *...Blade, you're up.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Flexing claws boredly.*
Alexia: *I think he got frightened and ran off.* *Soooooo...* *LE DRAGOSHI.* *Darkdata, come on down!*
Dragoshi: "...Yo, Darkdata." *Tosses the blood red can Dragoshi pulled out to him.* "Drink this." .oO(Oh, this is gonna be good...)
Darkdata: "Ok..." *does so.* "If this kills me my ghost will kill you."
Alexia: *Yay! Gang's all here!* "So what is that stuff, anyhow? ...Eh."
Arx Semallion: "Ewww... it smells funny..."
Dragoshi: "Lessee... Blood... Soda water... Liquid pop ice... Peppermint. Yea. I was experimenting at making a horrible drink."
Alexia: *Ian in undies, go for eet!*
Dragoshi: "...Oh! And carrot!"
Alexia: "Oh, neat, any left?"
Darkdata: "Tastes like copper."
Dragoshi: "...I think there might've been a paper wasp as well."
Blade: "That... scares me, actually."
Alexia: *Arx!* "C'mon, c'mon, any left?"
Arx Semallion looks down at the bottle, at the same time his horse does. "Oh, it's my turn?"
Dragoshi: "...I think I might have some..."
Alexia: "No, it's Ian's turn. You're the victim."
Dragoshi: *Digs around in his cloak...*
Alexia: *TO TELL THE TRUTH.*
Arx Semallion: "...Oh..."
Digifanatic: "Alright, Arx... have you ever had any traumatic experiences with Pokemon?"
Arx Semallion: "Several! But, let's see here... oh, yeah! Me and Sparkfire were climbing this mountain, okay? And suddenly, a whole face caved off of it! It was a pair of Onyx and a Steelix, and apparently they were pissed off at something, because they all charged us! If it weren't for Sparkfire, we wouldn't have made it into the cave in time."
Blade: "That's... quite a story there."
Alexia: *Dark, your turn!*
Alexia: *Arx again!*
Arx Semallion: "Again? ...Okay..."
Darkdata: "Fave pokemon?"
Arx Semallion: "Favorite pokÃ©mon? Okay. I favor fire and ice types. My absolute favorite PokÃ©mon would have to be Charizard, and Articuno."
Alexia: *Oh, Aleeeeeeex...* *Dragoshi's the victim!*
Alex: "I dare you to do dare for your next turn, even if you get truth..." *Eyeroll.*
Dragoshi: *Still digging through his cloak...* "...Fun."
Alexia: *Arx's turn!*
Arx Semallion: "Oh! Yay, my turn now."
Alexia: *Target sighted: DARKDATA.*
Arx Semallion: "So, you... why did you join the Questers, 'eh?"
Darkdata: "For reasons that have to do with protection of a planet. Next."
Alexia: *Alex's turn.*
Arx Semallion: "I see."
Alexia: *Actually, it's my turn! D'oh.* *Blade.* "I dare you to give yourself a reverse Mohawk!"
Dragoshi: "...How does that even work?"
Alexia: "Simple. You shave off a strip of hair in the middle and leave the rest."
Blade smiles confidently. "I can do that." He lets down his hair.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(...That's just stupid.)
Alexia: "And I want you to do it right now, too."
Blade: "Well, then, give me some scissors or something..."
Digifanatic: *thinks about the time for a minute.* .oO(Phew, that's finally over.) *reaches over and puts his clothes back on.*
Alexia looks around.
Digifanatic: "And that's half an hour."
Alexia: "...Okay, fine, we'll do it later."
Alexia: *Ian's turn!* *DRAGOSHI.*
Dragoshi: *Still digging through his cloak.*
Digifanatic: "Oh... Drag. What can I do to you...?"
Dragoshi: *Muttering to self.* "Damn, I was sure I had another can in here somewhere..."
Digifanatic: "Okay, dude, no more dares for the next three rounds."
Dragoshi: "...That's fucking stupid. And it contradicts another dare I was given."
Alexia: "Yeah it is. OVERRULED!"
Digifanatic: "Ah, crap."
Dragoshi: "I demand that to be taken out and s-Thank you."
Alexia: *Dragoshi, you're up!* *I'm the victim! O NOES.*
Dragoshi: "...Okay. My dare is this. *Pulls out a huge roll of gauze.* "Wrap yourself in this. Then... Hell, I don't know, do crappy mummy impersonations while tapdancing." *Yes. He's bored if you didn't notice.* :/
Alexia takes the gauze and begins wrapping herself in it. *Dark, your turn.*
Alex laughs uncontrollably.
Dragoshi: "Oh! Be sure not to wrap both your legs up at once! 'Cause, yanno... That'd make the tapdancing part difficult."
Alexia: *Targeted again...* *wrapped in gauze up to her chest.* "Oh, boy... Oh crap he'll kill me." *then goes back to wrapping herself up.* *Alex, your turn.*
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his tophat and puts it on, waiting...*
Alexia gets up after being completely wrapped up in gauze and begins shambling around. *Blade's the target!*
Alex: "Why do you look like a tiger?.. Does everyone look like that where you come from, or..."
Alexia: "Or is it some kind of bizarre mating ritual? Uh, I mean, uhhhhn."
Dragoshi: "... That was rude."
Alexia: "I WANT THE TRUTH!"
Blade: "Well, you know, this is not what I *really* look like. I'm a dragon." He nods. "I look like this because, well... I guess I like cats, that's all. And where I come from, cats and dogs are like me, and fish just as readily walk on land as they swim in the ocean. 'tis a strange place. And no, it's not... I usually mate in my true form." He smiles.
Dragoshi: "Ah." *Goes back to digging into his cloak...*
Alexia: *My turn!* *Blade again! I'm sensing a trend here...*
Dragoshi: .oO(Aha! I found those cans... Now, let's see... Which one...) *Pulls out... A acid green can?* *Sets it down.* .oO(That one's gonna be disgusting...)
Alexia takes out five rolls of duct tape from her backpack. "I dare you to juggle these for fifteen seconds without dropping them! ...Oh, thanks, Drag." *grabs the can and takes a swig.*
Dragoshi: "...Dammit! That was for my next da-...Ah, sod it."
Alexia: "... I like it."
Digifanatic: "Uh oh."
Blade: "This would be better if I could access my sniper form, but I'll try..." He takes the rolls of duct tape and starts juggling them deftly.
Digifanatic: "Drag, what was the can filled with?"
Alexia takes another drink.
Dragoshi: *...You think that something that tastes like sulfuric acid minus the burning with the feeling that someone vomited in your mouth then exploded is good? ...What the fuck?* "...Okay."
Alexia: *...Yeah. Yeah I do.*
Dragoshi: "I'm going to need to get another can. And this time, PLEASE don't drink it." *Pulls out...*
Digifanatic: "No, seriously, what was in there?"
Dragoshi: *A multicolored can.* *Monotone colors at that.* "...I don't know. That one... I just threw random stuff in there."
Dragoshi: "...Though, good sweet merciful HELL. The smell was awful." >_>
Alexia: "I liked it."
Dragoshi: "...Whatever. I mean, I can understand why the first can sounds good and all..."
Blade soon catches all of the rolls of duct tape and then sets them down. "Alright, what's next?"
Alexia puts the duct tape back into her pack.
Alexia: *El Digi!*
Digifanatic: .oO(Notices the bottle stopping at his feet again) "Alright..."
Arx Semallion: "Hrm... Have you encountered PokÃ©mon before Sparkfire?"
Digifanatic: "Yes. As a matter of fact, I have seen them here as a Quester."
Arx Semallion: "Oh, really?"
Digifanatic: "Yes. I told you about Mewtwo and how he works with us. Practically second-in-command."
Arx Semallion: "Yeah... but there's more PokÃ©mon that are Questers? Or were?"
Digifanatic: "True. But we don't always have constant involvement with Pokemon. They do pop up from time to time, though."
Alexia: *Blade's turn.*
Alexia: *Alex is the target!*
Blade: "So, who are you, and why are you here?"
Alex looks nervous. He looks even more tense. .oO(Damnit... that's just the question I didn't want...) "Can... I do a dare instead? Anything!"
Alexia: "Tell the truth! Tell the truth!" *has luckily un-gauzed herself by now.*
Alex stares at Alexia with his purple eyes. "I... don't think... I should..."
Alexia stares right back into Alex's eyes. "Tell the truth."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, boy...)
Alex gets red, as well..
Alex: "Erm... I... I'm Alex... Alex Hunter."
Alexia: *Record scratch SFX.*
Blade: "If you don't wish to answer the question then..." He suddenly grins, and from out of nowhere he's got an octopus...
Dragoshi: "..." *Opens up monochrome can.*
Digifanatic: "That last name better be a coincidence..."
Alexia: "...wate wut?"
Dragoshi: *Drinks it. SPITS IT OUT.*
Blade: "TEN MINUTES WITH A LIVE OCTOPUS IN YOUR PAAAAAAAAAAANTS!!"
Alex gets redder.
Dragoshi: "What the boat!?"
Alexia: "Shut up, Blade, this is getting interesting. Although that's a good idea. Hang on to that octopus."
Dragoshi: *Also felt like he drank an old cartoon. Yanno those black and white ones?*
Alex: "I've joined the Questers to... follow in my father's footsteps..." *shakes his head.* "That's all."
Alexia: "Where's a phone? I need to call and arrest Ari for rape..."
Blade: "I see, that's all I needed." He stows away the octopus.
Alex frowns at Alexia.
Dragoshi: *Shrugs after tasting it.* "...Not half ba-...What if it's one of those alternate reality things?"
Alexia: *My turn.*
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm not sure if I should be believing this one minute.)
Dragoshi: *Continues drinking the monochrome can.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Ya cheap liar.)
Alexia: *Arx, you're it.*
Arx Semallion: ;.;
Dragoshi: "...Even though this tastes like I'm drinking an old cartoo-Gahhh... Damn. That must've been the cartoon sun." *Winces.*
Alexia: "I dare you to pummel Alex over there until we know whether he's lying or not."
AlexHunter frowns. "I'd... better just go then..."
Alexia: "OH NO YOU DON'T."
Dragoshi: "... Woah. Woah. Woah."
Alexia forcibly yanks Alex back by the collar.
Dragoshi: "Hold up a damn second."
Arx Semallion: "Ummm... okay..." He stands up, and so does Sparkfire. He smiles. "Tackle, Sparkfire. But don't *kill* him." The horse neighs, before suddenly leaping up and over everyone and trying to bash straight into Alex.
Digifanatic: *whispers to Dragoshi.* "Oh, it's war now."
Dragoshi: "Must we resort to such idiotic violence?"
Alexia: "Probably not, but too late now."
AlexHunter gets tackled, and sighs.
Dragoshi: "...You disgust me sometimes. You know that, right?"
Dragoshi: *Pulls out another can as he drank the monochrome one 'cause, man that was some good stuff...*
Alexia: "This game is rapidly sliding into disaster..."
Dragoshi: *Purple can.* "...Yes. That it is."
Digifanatic: "Dang, how many drinks you have in there?"
Dragoshi: "Six more."
Alexia: *Arx's turn.*
Arx Semallion: "...Hmmm..."
Arx Semallion: "Hmmm... I want you to... take a ride on Sparkfire!"
Dragoshi: "...Okay. Why do have a feeling this might get really bad real quickly...? But, meh." *Gets on Sparkfire... Hope she can support 200 lbs worth of weight.*
Arx Semallion the horse is surprisingly strong, before suddenly taking off, bucking and skipping about to throw him off.
Dragoshi: *Tries to hold on...*
Arx Semallion: *Suddenly, Dragoshi is thrown from the back of the pony, and... *CRUNCH!* Right down on some part of his body, her hoof hits.* "Alright, girl, that's enough."
Dragoshi: *Luckily, that wasn't accurate enough to hit the groin, but... DAMN. The side of his right leg. That's... taken some abuse so to speak, then yells.* "SON OF A SIDEWINDER!"
Arx Semallion suddenly busts out laughing.
Dragoshi: "Ya just HAD to hit a part of my body that's taken a lot of abuse. Yeesh."
AlexHunter blinks rapidly and casts 'cure' on Dragoshi, muttering the word "Cure" as green sparkles shimmer around Drag.
Alexia: *Blade's turn.* *Arx = VICTAM.*
Blade: "How does that horse keep its flame?"
Arx Semallion: "Uhhh... I don't know. It just does?" He chuckles.
Alexia: *Digi's turn.* *Moi.*
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Alexia, drink another beverage from Dragoshi's stash. You never know what's in those."
Dragoshi: *Hands Alexia the purple can.*
Alexia pops it open and takes a swig.
Dragoshi: *It tastes excellent at first, but...*
Digifanatic: .oO(If she gets Saturn Coffee, Alex is in trouble.)
Dragoshi: *At the end you feel like you've been struck with a Mack truck. ...Whatever one is.* "...Now that one... Is mostly harmless."
Alexia promptly passes out on the floor. *WHUMP.*
Dragoshi: "...Uhhh... Wow."
Digifanatic: "You alright?"
Alexia: *Drag's turn.*
AlexHunter: "What... did you do?"
Alexia: "Little... green... So many..."
Dragoshi: .oO(...I guess I shouldn't have put in that INSANELY tiny amount of Gerald's alcohol)
Alexia: "...EAT 'EM!"
Alexia jumps up and lunges for Alex's throat.
Alexia: *Mr. Hunter, YOU are the weake--er, the target.*
Alexia misses horribly and collides head-first into a wall.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh my goodness... all of this over a child that's probably not even HERS?)
AlexHunter flinches at Alexia, then looks at the 'Truth' paper and the bottle pointing at him..
Dragoshi: .oO(Okay... I REALLY shouldn't have put that in there. Damn games of trial and error...)
Blade: "Hmmm... is there a rather large room that I can sleep in?"
Dragoshi: "...No idea." :/
AlexHunter: "So... not gunna ask me any questions? Should we just leave then? Ok bye!"
Blade: "And I mean... at least two hundred feet by two hundred feet..."
Dragoshi: "Especially after that little trainwreck. ...Nope. None that I know of."
AlexHunter thumbs up and speedily runs out of the room to hide away somewhere.
Digifanatic: "Sorry, Blade can't help you with that..." Blade.*
Blade: "I... can't exactly sleep in this form..."
Digifanatic just walks a bit closer to Blade right now. "So, are you alright? You think you'll be able to manage fighting with us for a while?"
Blade: "Well, I suppose I could. I mean, well, I have been looking for new adventures..."
Dragoshi: "...Glad to know that."
Digifanatic: "That's fine."
Dragoshi: "Though... Just be careful. Weird stuff happens. A lot."
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah. We're no strangers to that."
Dragoshi: "One second you could be fighting evil villains, the next you could be in a realm of total chaos and, yea..."
Blade nods. "Of course. I just want your word that you won't start shooting me when I transform to my true form..."
Dragoshi: "...Don't worry."
Digifanatic: "Oh, no, not at all."
Blade: "That one girl, though... seemed not too thrilled when she found out that I am a dragon..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. You mean Alexia?"
Blade: "Is that her name?"
Blade: "I see..."
Digifanatic: "Well, she's part dragon herself, though, of course, she doesn't look it."
Blade: "Hmmm... Would you mind stepping outside with me? I need to ... well... stretch."
Dragoshi: "...We're in a space station. ...That's still in outer space." >_>
Blade: "...Oh..." He looks out a window. "I knew that already..." Before he shrugs. "Then can you take me to a safe area that would be large enough to contain a six and a half-ton lizard?"
Dragoshi: "...There aren't any like that as far as we've explored so far."
Dragoshi: "And, aside from that... We've prolly' only taken out a portion of this place's defenses."
Blade: "Then can we go down to the planet's surface?"
Digifanatic: "No... not really safe, there. So, I suppose I should introduce myself--can't do much else around here."
Blade: "Then how in the hell am I going to assume my dragon form?"
Dragoshi: "...Considering the fact that there's an insane military force down there... Yea. Not very safe."
Digifanatic: *holds the introduction.*
Blade: "What about your home planet?"
Digifanatic: "Long distance away."
Digifanatic: "Warping's out of the option right now."
Blade: "This is a pickle isn't it?"
Dragoshi: "Yep. 'Sides the planet below, is well... Highly uninhabitable."
Digifanatic: "So why can't you sleep like this?"
Blade: "It... doesn't feel natural to me." He thinks a moment, then realizes something... He would sit down and his body would suddenly start to change. After a few moments, he was a full Western black dragon standing six feet tall with the head and neck erect. He sits down and looks about, before idly bending his head back to chew at the joint of his wing and shoulder.
Digifanatic: "Nice morph."
Dragoshi: "...Nice one."
Blade: "Thank you. I forgot for a moment that I can assume a smaller dragon form." He'd chuckle softly.
Blade: "Well, anyway..."
Digifanatic: "Well, anyways, Blade... name's Ian Hoffman, but just the first name is fine." *Again, because Arx is most likely still in that room, he's taking no chances on his nickname.*
Dragoshi: "Oh, right! Introductions. Anyway... Name's Dragoshi Leucrocuta Helldusk... Just call me Drago. Or Dragoshi. Call me Draggy and I'll smack you upside the head."
Digifanatic: *chuckles a bit.*
Blade: "A pleasure to meet you Dragoshi. As you may already know I'm Blade."
Digifanatic: "Well, I guess that takes care of the beginning of this."
Digifanatic: "I'll be around." *walks off to somewhere that would approximate his current room for now.*
Dragoshi: "...And I'll be around as well... But, first..." *Drag pulls out one of the four cans that WEREN'T used.* *Dark blue. He drinks it, and he feels like his sense of direction is screwed up. afterwards, he attempts to walk into his room, but keeps walking into the wall... This'll wear off in a few minutes.*