Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 346: Wishy-Washy Prophecies

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Date: March 27th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on the ARK. The mission choice has been selected. The warp appears.
Tails: "This mission involves the Originator City... the most ancient city in the known galaxy. Your Atlanteans would be considered newer by comparison. They possessed little technology, but some magic."
Digifanatic: "Wow. This could be an interesting find."
Tails: "It is unknown what could possibly be hidden inside."
Harnit keeps silent as he listens to Tails talk.
Alexia: "Sounds promising."
Digifanatic: "I just wish we knew who it exactly is that we're looking for there."
Tails: "I know there is a member in there... just not who."
Digifanatic: "But, ditto Alexia."
Tails: "Good luck."
Metal Man walks over and nods. "You may enter the warp now."
Alexia nods and enters the warp.
Digifanatic: *warps.*
Harnit shuffles towards the warp.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers warp out... and appear... WARP.
Dragoshi: *To the warp!*
Metal Man (GM): In front of a massive city, with buildings reaching up to 10 stories high... made of teal stone. It is roundish, with many sections jutting out of view. The Questers are on one of four main roads which lead directly into the city. There's a fork in the road behind the Questers.
Digifanatic: *looks around.* "Well, I'd think it's best to enter the city itself..."
Alexia: "I think so too. If anybody is here, they'd probably be in shelter up there."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Alexia heads for the city.
Metal Man (GM): The city looks like it was once a port, but there's no water or ocean down here.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... was gonna say." *follows.*
Dragoshi: *Following...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down the old-styled tiles and soon find themselves at a massive gate. Apparently the city was sealed off, as protection against invaders. Unfortunately, this magical gate now blocks the way in. It's a 20-foot tall teal-stone gate securely locked shut by a single magical orb sticking the two doors together.
Alexia: "...Of course."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Alexia scans the orb.
Dex: "Unknown magical energy."
Dragoshi: "...And, of course."
Digifanatic: "Well, hang on..." *He walks off to one of the sides just beyond the end of the gate to see if he could climb over it.*
Metal Man (GM): It's got a magical field atop it. No luck there.
Digifanatic: *walks back to the others.* "I should have guessed... Ah, well. I wonder what neutralized the orb's power."
Metal Man (GM): The orb is still there. As to what neutralized it, who knows?
Alexia: "Well, must be a key, and it must be nearby..."
Digifanatic: "Tails said little technology... but by 'little', could he have meant just enough to do stuff like unlock the gate?"
Dragoshi: "...Doubt it."
Digifanatic: "Alright, scratch that off of the list."
Alexia: "Maybe it's back on that fork in the road?"
Digifanatic: "Probably. Well, let's go back, and see if we can find it. If we don't, then I guess we'll have to improvise. And we've done that before."
Alexia: "Sounds good." *heads back to the fork.*
Digifanatic starts to walk back towards the fork.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(How are they even so sure that's... Ah, sod it.) *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go back to there. This corner, the NW one, has one building: A sort of toll booth facing the road.
Digifanatic: "Well... depends on the fare. But I doubt it functions."
Alexia: "Wait a minute."
Digifanatic: "Sure."
Alexia: "Think it through. If that is a tollbooth, then the guy inside must have had to deliver the money into the city. Therefore..."
Digifanatic: "Ahhhh..."
Alexia heads for the booth.
Dragoshi: "..." *Shrugs, then follows.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers inside it. (It had a simple hole for a door/toll collection thing)
Digifanatic: *follows and hopes to find some noteworthy clue or object.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a table with strange markings, some sea shells, and... nothing else.
Alexia: "...Darn."
Digifanatic: "Alright then... "
Dragoshi: *Tries to search for something interesting about the seashells. 'Cause, ya can't be too careful...*
Digifanatic: *Also searches.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers find nothing but the seashells, which are uniform in size and color; one big red set, one small blue set, and a few medium purple ones.
Digifanatic: "Well, at least we know that was their currency. Nothing else, though..."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: "I like the color thing, I'll admit. But, enough of that! Best to go back to the gate?"
Alexia: "Guess so..."
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks around, seeing if there's anywhere else they can go besides the gate...*
Alexia: *Gate.*
Metal Man (GM): The way further back is blocked by a massive avalanche pile of debris.
Digifanatic: "Alright." *starts to walk back.*
Dragoshi: *...Dammit. Gate, then.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are back at the gate. The orb continues to hold it shut.
Digifanatic: *Looks at the color of the orb.*
Dragoshi: *Searches for anything of interest around the gate area, just in case...*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. The orb is black.
Digifanatic: "Okay..."
Dragoshi: *Okay, then... Back to the orb!*
Digifanatic: "Possible idea." *shoots out a Hyper Beam Matrix round at the orb.*
Harnit looks up at the orb in the gate and hms, wondering about it...
Metal Man (GM): The orb glows and blocks the hyper beam.
Digifanatic: "Well, black versus light didn't work."
Harnit: "I think I know what this is..."
Dragoshi: "Do tell."
Digifanatic: "Please."
Harnit: "I remember seeing such devices before... A bit often if I recall correctly. While I'm sure that it was a rare and potent thing back when the city existed, I might be able to dispel it."
Alexia: "Awesome."
Digifanatic: "Nice."
Harnit: "Let's see..." *The boy rolls back his sleeves and gets ready to dispel the locking orb.*
Metal Man (GM): It dissipates, leaving the gates unlocked.
Alexia: "Alright!"
Digifanatic: "Wow."
Dragoshi: *Enter through the gates...*
Alexia high-fives Harnit and heads in.
Digifanatic: *moves on through.*
Harnit returns the high-five and starts through.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the path ahead... through a mostly locked-up city. A door hangs ajar to the right, and, strangely, a scrap of paper and some footsteps lead into another ajar door to the right, which also has a light on inside.
Digifanatic: *examines the footsteps.*
Dragoshi: "...Hm." *Does the same.*
Alexia: *Ditto.*
Metal Man (GM): They're big, roundish footsteps, from feet that must have been able to mark the pavement... sharp feet, maybe.
Alexia: "Odd..."
Harnit goes to peek into the lighted doorway.
Digifanatic: "Eh, I'll go with it." *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Harnit peeks into it.
Dragoshi: *Follows behind the others.*
Digifanatic: "Hello? We're not trying to harm anybody... and we're honestly not IC forces."
Metal Man (GM): He and the others see... http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/2/23/Grodus.jpg/600px-Grodus.jpg
Harnit searches his mind for a moment and then lowly asks, "IC forces?"
Digifanatic: *mutters to Harnit.* "Imperial Collective."
Alexia: "...!"
Harnit: "Ah..."
Grodus: "Hm... they are certainly taking their time getting here. Maybe I should have checked my clock before I left for here."
Dragoshi: "...What the boat?"
Metal Man (GM): He stands there... waiting for something.
Digifanatic: *whispers.* "You think we have the wrong building, or did Sonic have a strange group of allies?"
Dragoshi: *Whisper.* "Prolly' the former."
Alexia: "..."
Digifanatic: *w* "Another building?"
Alexia: *whispering.* "Yeah."
Dragoshi: *w* "...I guess..."
Digifanatic starts to walk out as unnoticeable as possible.
Alexia starts sneaking away from Grodus's building. Glad she's not leaving footstep noises.
Dragoshi: .oO(...I'm surprised, though. I thought he was back on-...Hmm. Either way.) *Follows the others, silently...*
Digifanatic: .oO(Judging by what I asked and him, wouldn't he have turned around and attacked us when I made my claim?) *turns on his Dex, switches it to text, and asks if it knows any known interactions between Sonic and Grodus.*
Dex: *text.* 'No interactions known.'
Digifanatic: *shuts off Dex.*
Alex: "...Why are you sneaking away?..."
Dragoshi: *Turns on own dex switches it to text mode, and checks to see when Grodus was last sighted... Before this, I mean.*
Alex: *Whisper.* "Is that guy bad?..."
Harnit shrugs..
Alexia: *whispering.* "...Let's just keep an eye on him."
Dex: *tesx.* 'Last seen guarding the Solarian artifact on Mars...'
Dragoshi: *w* "...Ah, yes. That."
Dex: *Text.* 'He allowed the Questers to pass, apparently citing good intentions?'
Digifanatic: *reading on and whispering.* "Ah, right..."
Dragoshi: *W* "Apparently, so. I guess it wouldn't hurt to check on him, then..."
Harnit whispers, "Well, he probably already heard Mr. Digi's call... He probably knows we're here."
Digifanatic: *w* "Heh... It's alright... if this is the case, hey, we shouldn't get blown up."
Dragoshi: *w* "...Heh. Suppose so."
Digifanatic: *w* "Might as well." *turns back, and at normal volume.* "Excuse me, Grodus?"
Alexia follows the others.
Dragoshi: *Follow...*
Harnit enters after the others and tries not to look too threatening... Ah, for a ten-year old boy in oversized robes..
Grodus: "At last, you are here. I have been waiting for you."
Dragoshi: "...Hiya."
Metal Man (GM): *Grodus' theme.*
Digifanatic: "I see."
Grodus: "Ever since the Kuja incident, I have been unable to speak to you, or actually follow my goals, correctly. That... is to be changed."
Dragoshi: "Howso?"
Digifanatic: "Oh?"
Grodus: "The X-naut empire is timeless. And furthermore, I am superior to the one you knew as Smithy."
Dragoshi: "...'Course."
Grodus: "This planet was originally Smithy's, but it is no more. I predicted this meeting long ago. I have come to offer you... a deal."
Dragoshi: "...The deal is...?"
Digifanatic: "Ah. Please tell."
Harnit already has a good deal of questions on his mind, but he keeps silent as he listens to the deal.
Grodus: "Neutrality with the X-naut empire, and I will aid you in destroying Ricky's."
Alexia: "And will that neutrality go both ways?"
Digifanatic: *ponders this for a bit.* "Hmm..."
Grodus: "We do not wish to own this planet. In fact we only want to use one place to hold supplies. Of course."
Alexia nods.
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Digifanatic: .oO(Hmm... after the IC goes down, it's anybody's game.) "Now, Grodus, I assume that joining Sonic's faction is part of this deal?"
Grodus: *shrug.* "I don't know him, but it is fine with me."
Harnit: "What is this... X-Naut Empire was it? Excuse the rudeness of my questions, but is it a warring kingdom? And where is this 'one place'?"
Grodus: "One place." He takes out a map of Genetia. "Any small area on this planet which is unmarked and unclaimed."
Digifanatic: "Ah... well, right now, we're hanging out with him, and he's trying to reunite a bunch of his friends and us together to take down Ricky's troops, and this spot was on our map."
Grodus: "Unorthodox, but I will accept. Do you mind if my troops come with me until we have a place?"
Digifanatic: "Well, I am not the lying type. And, on that word, our current base right now, is, well... a bit on the small side. How many troops?"
Grodus: "How many? Hmmm... About 1,000."
Digifanatic: "Ohh, yikes. Then our base will be cramped. Hang on."
Metal Man (GM): He taps his staff. Several X-naut people wander in from behind cabinets and such.
Digifanatic tries to ring up Sonic on his Dex.
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Digifanatic: "I may be able to solve that dilemma." thinking.*
Sonic: (Dex) "Hm?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Sonic? We've got another ally, but there's a problem. He has about 1,000 buddies, and the ARK, most likely, cannot make space for them. Is it possible we can keep them in Central City and hope that we can keep a communication tab on them?"
Sonic: (Dex) "Well, if they helped us clean up the place, there would be room."
Digifanatic: "Ah, hmm... Don't hang up. I'll talk to the guy." *away from the Dex.* "Grodus, think you and your troops would be fine if you tidied up our base so we could have enough room for all of you folks? Well, help us, of course."
Grodus: "Easily done. My troops are experts at combat and repairs."
Metal Man (GM): One of them drops a vial, starting a fire.
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Grodus: "...Assuming you discipline them more often."
Alexia: "Right..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Digifanatic: "Hmm..."
Dragoshi: "I'll put that out."
Harnit: "Eep..."
Alexia walks over and stomps out the fire.
Digifanatic: *back to Sonic.* "Hang on a second. It looks affirmative, but we just need a few final words." *and then to Grodus.* "Don't worry--I'm pretty sure we'll be able to set these folks straight. Under the neutrality rule, it shouldn't be that too hard of a task." .oO(Just don't take Grodus too much for granted.) *to the other Questers.* "So, what do you folks think? Fair enough?"
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not..."
Alexia: "Seems okay."
Harnit: "Hrm... One more thing."
Digifanatic: "Sure."
Grodus: "I will answer any questions you have."
Digifanatic: *lets Harnit speak.*
Harnit: "Once again, excuse my suspicious nature, Mr. Grodus, but I want to make sure we aren't double-crossed due to a loophole... This storage place isn't going to be exceedingly big, right? I mean 'quarter of the planet' sized for example."
Alex: "Grodus, yes? Was it you who was a Freedom Fighter with Sonic some time ago?"
Grodus: "Of course not. You may set the specifications."
Digifanatic: *to Alex.* "He doesn't really know Sonic."
Grodus: "No, I don't know who Sonic is, but I will... fight... for freedom, if that is what it takes."
Alex: "...Then shouldn't the actual person we're looking for be here somewhere still?"
Harnit nods.* "Okay, I see nothing wrong with this alliance."
Alexia: "...You're right."
Grodus: *Shrugs.* "I knew you would come here. Maybe I am the person? Or maybe not... you may look more if you wish."
Digifanatic: "Well, 'Freedom Fighters' is the name of the group... so I'll take that into consideration."
Dragoshi: "...I believe that's a good idea to do so."
Alex: "Maybe, but I think Sonic said that all the people we're looking for were his old friends or people who used to be freedom fighters."
Digifanatic: *back to Sonic.* "Well, this is a very interesting scenario. The rest of us should be able to keep you up to date on this."
Harnit: "Hrm. Do you know of any others who inhabit these ruins, Mr. Grodus?"
Grodus: "I shall follow you, then... there may be others, we only got here recently."
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then. Sounds good."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Alexia nods and heads out.
Digifanatic: *to Sonic.* "So, looks like the Grodus agreement is set, but, again, if we find anyone else here, we'll let you know."
Sonic: (Dex) "Sure."
Dragoshi: *Heads out as well, checking to see if there's any other places to check before going further into the city.*
Harnit: "Thank you for your assistance, sir... In your short time here have you seen anything that we should watch out for?"
Digifanatic: *shuts off his Dex.*
Grodus: "The city is actually very peaceful, so no. However it is easy to get lost."
Digifanatic: *continues with the others.*
Harnit: "I see... Hm." *The mage gets out his Smash Dex while following the others.* "Smash Dex, can you map our movements?"
Alex twiddles his thumbs and moves along as well.
Dragoshi: *Looks for other places to go in this area.*
Alex looks around at everything they pass, along the way.
Metal Man (GM): Besides that earlier door, there's just the way ahead into the city.
Alexia: *City 2!*
Harnit follows Alexia.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers enter another corridor... dang it. There's a massive avalanche of debris blocking the way ahead.
Alexia: "Little much for my TK to handle, unless..."
Dragoshi: "...Hm?"
Harnit looks up and down the pile of debris. He tries to see if it can be climbed.
Alexia holds out a hand and tries to move the ground UNDERNEATH the pile, lifting the whole dang doodle up.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia moves some rocks... the pile is still there, in the way.
Alexia: "Rats..."
Alex: "Grodus, do you have anything that might help?..."
Grodus: "Hm... This stone is magic-proof. Maybe you should use explosives."
Alexia: "Like this?" *digs out some C-4 from her pack.*
Grodus: "Yes."
Alexia: "Got it." *applies the C-4 and steps back.* "Clear the area."
Dragoshi: *Steps back as well.*
Alexia: *Once everyone's clear... A SPLODE.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* The wall is clear. The way ahead is open... to a magical fountain. Strange energies flow two and fro in the fountain... blue, red, green. It's like a fireworks show!
Harnit: "Ooh..." *He steps forward while keeping his eyes on the fountain.
Alexia: "...?" *heads over to the fountain.*
Dragoshi: *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Strange letters circle the fountain.
Harnit looks at the letters.
Alexia tries to read them.
Metal Man (GM): They don't seem to make sense.
Dragoshi: *Might as well assist with that...*
Alexia: "Ehhh... I can't get too much."
Metal Man (GM): Alexia and Dragoshi makes out a few words.
Fountain: 'Listen... Water... Ancient...'
Alexia: "Just a few words."
Dragoshi: "...Same."
Harnit: "What did you decipher?"
Dragoshi: "Listen... Water... Ancient."
Alexia hrms, then closes her eyes and just... listens. Can't hurt.
Alex: "Listen to the water?" *Listen.*
Harnit to listen to the sound of the water as well.
Dragoshi: *Does the same as the others.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): The Questers listen to it. It plays various melodies, before then showing... an ancient priest of some kind, most likely Echidna.
???: "Ulo wannu thulak."
Harnit: "Ahh... Greetings, sir... Do you happen to speak in any other tongue?"
Dragoshi: *...Doubt he can translate that.* :/
Alexia opens her eyes in surprise. "...Interesting..."
Harnit: "Eh?"
Alexia: "Never thought a fountain could do that..."
Dragoshi: "...Hm."
Metal Man (GM): It continues speaking at the Questers. Also, there are paths to the left, right, and dead ahead.
Alex listens harder.
Metal Man (GM): Alex listens harder. Sounds the same.
Dragoshi: *Tries that then, since what the heck? Can't hurt, right?*
Metal Man (GM): Harnit and Dragoshi understand it as...
???: "I am one of the Ancients. Do you understand?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Though, we'll prolly' have to make continuous attempts to translate or something though." :/
Harnit: "Ah... This guy is saying that he is an Ancient. He asked us if we understand him..."
Alexia: "Ah... Yes."
Alex: "Oh... well that's a no... Maybe Moody Mandy can translate."
Dragoshi: "...Do we even know where Moody Mandy is, anyway?"
Alexia: "...Oh, if WE can understand. No."
Alex: "I think he should be in Capital City. Shall we try to contact him through a Dex?"
Harnit: "It can't hurt... Hopefully."
Dragoshi: "...How are you even sure tha-...Sod it." @_@
Harnit turns to the ancient. "Please hold on for a moment..."
Metal Man (GM): It stands there...
Harnit uses his dex to try and call Moody Mandy...
Metal Man (GM): Moody Mandy picks up a primitive camera and stares into it. His image is pixellated, and Harnit sees... only his eye.
Moody Mandy: "It is camera! It is shiny! It beeps at me! What is it people in camera?"
Alexia facepalms, muttering something unintelligible.
Moody Mandy: "How dare you insult my first pair of shoes! Those were my only pair of shoes! Bad camera!"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia: "Is there another option? ANY option?"
Dragoshi: "Doubt it."
Alexia: "At all?"
Moody Mandy: "Camera? Option? Wait, this must be a camera from the feeeyoooture!"
Dragoshi: "Unless you wanna constantly attempt to translate attempts." *translate.
Alexia: "I'D RATHER!"
Dragoshi: "...Even though there'd be a chance you might mess up horribly?" :/
Grodus: "Wouldn't it be simpler to turn the camera around to face the fountain?"
Dragoshi: *Does so.*
Moody Mandy: "What is that? An oracle fountain? Why didn't you show me earlier?"
Dragoshi: "...Dunno."
Metal Man (GM): He begins speaking a strange tongue to it. It speaks back, and they speak for a while. The Questers can't tell what the heck they are saying.
Dragoshi: *Waits for them to finish...*
Metal Man (GM): They eventually finish. Moody Mandy sighs, then calmly speaks.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm?"
Moody Mandy: "It says 'The King shall return to take his land and kill all who are against him. The orb shall become pitch black before becoming clear again. Time shall be undone by the mistake of past heroes. A single piece can determine everything."
Alexia: "... I have a question."
Moody Mandy: "Yes, talking schizophrenic camera?"
Dragoshi: "...Interesting." *Pulls out notepad and starts writing down that whole thing about The King.*
Alexia: "Why can't oracles ever say 'Do this, do that, take this, plug it into that, and you'll save the world'?"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia: "...I think it's a valid question."
Moody Mandy: "Yeah, I know. Once an Oracle prophesied I would break my leg. But instead of telling me outright, it said 'The leader of all shall fall at his greatest moment.' And for some reason all of their predictions involve the world being doomed."
Dragoshi: "...Wow."
Moody Mandy: "Like that time the oracle said 'without the substance which makes life pliable, all shall be lost' when it meant I'd run out of ketchup."
Alex: "So it can't tell us if someone else can be found here to help us?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Chuckles.*
Alexia: "So what was lost then? Your chance at a good meatloaf sandwich?"
Moody Mandy: "Perfectly good steak. It was stolen by one of those Tricerawolves that I sell my products to!"
Alex: "So it can't tell us if someone else can be found here to help us?"
Moody Mandy: "Error: Not a command or program. Please re-insert brain. Of course it can tell you. In that annoying, sideways sort of way. Do you want me to ask it?"
Alex: "Please!"
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not."
Metal Man (GM): He turns and speaks to it. It speaks back, then he speaks to the Questers.
Moody Mandy: "On the day you find the fighter for light, all shall be plunged into darkness."
Alexia: "Whee... Hey, wait a minute. We just FOUND someone who said they'd help us."
Dragoshi: "...That's prolly' not the person."
Alex: "That doesn't answer the question, though... that just says if we find someone, this will happen... not if someone else is here."
Dragoshi: "...Fighter. Whatever."
Moody Mandy: "It called the walking, talking light bulb 'The spinach-caster of doom who shall ruin your chances for safety one day on a flying plate.' That is no fighter for light. If it refers to something, it means it is naturally nearby or will be soon."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm."
Moody Mandy: "So you can probably find your people, mysterious camera person!"
Alexia: "Then it looks like we have to accept fate..." *looks around. Exit.*
Metal Man (GM): As a reminder, there are paths which go forwards, to the right, down a dark alley, and to the left, and down an abandoned shopping street.
Alex: "Thank you, Moody! And remember, we're always watching!" *closes the link from his Dex.*
Moody Mandy: "Aaaaah! Cameras are watching me all the time?" *Connection ends.*
Alexia: *Forwards!*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia walks forwards, encountering the occasional ruins, until finally finding another person. Wait a minute... another person, down here?
Dragoshi: "...And you aren'-Sod it. Like anyone ever contemplates which direction they go next these days." *Follow.*
Alexia: "...Hi."
???: "Funny that I'd see you here..."
Metal Man (GM): *Whips around.* It's McDermid!
Alexia: "YOU!"
Alex: "Is he the one we're looking for?..."
Alexia: *Fight pose, draw gun.*
Dragoshi: "...Oh great, it's you."
Alex: "...I guess not?"
McDermid: "Nobody wants to find me."
Grodus: "Hmph. Like I'd let some overgrown fool kill the Questers." *Steps into the battle!*
McDermid: "What are you doing down here? This is supposed to be secure territory!"
Dragoshi: "Secure this." *Quickly draws Vendetta Machinegun, and lets loose and Indignation shot at McDermid.*
Metal Man (GM): McDermid blocks the shots.
McDermid: "Hey!"
Alexia: "Why are you here, slime?!"
Alex: "Maybe he was a Freedom Fighter?"
Dragoshi: "... " *Facepalm. Just 'cause of the pure stupid in that. Really. But, anyway... Tidal Blast at McDonalds! Errr... McDermid!*
Metal Man (GM): McDermid suddenly begins laughing.
McDermid: "I would never help the likes of YOU!"
Metal Man (GM): *Miss hit hit.*
Alex frowns.
Dragoshi: *And, then...* *For something completely painful, a mech pops out, takes Drag's machinegun and decides to try and make McDermid feel the pain! Or something like that!!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
McDermid: "You...!"
Dragoshi: *Takes machinegun away, and chuckles.*
Julian: *Julian warps in, momentarily stares in disbelief at seeing both Grodus AND McDermid... then gets over it and goes for the low blow on McDermid.* *MUCH BETTER.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *CRUNCH!* *Julian presses the advantage while he's got McDermid dazed, backs up, then charges at him and slams McD's head to the ground as he trips McDermid's legs out from under him with a Running STO Grapple!* *Not A Crit.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia: "Glad to see you, Julian."
Julian: *And then Julian finishes up by jumping up and trying to stomp Micky D's prone head into the ground with a modified Ax Kick!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. McDermid falls to one knee.
Julian: "I was gettin' somethin' set up..."
McDermid: "I can't stop them... they're going to overrun this planet like that strange yelling fountain said..."
Dragoshi: .oO(Wonder if he still has High Exaltation...) "...Hm."
McDermid: "..."
Dragoshi: "What is?"
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly holds his head.
McDermid: "Wait... yes... that is it... I must do as Charles did... he is killing thousands now... so why not..."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up straight, despite several ribs being cracked, his left leg broken, and a black eye.
McDermid: "There is only one thing you didn't account for... The anger of a Lunarian... is more powerful than any physical injuries!!!"
Alexia: "Shut up and quit showboating, you loon." *rolls her eyes.*
McDermid: "Aaaaaaaarrghhhh!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He screams a blood-curdling scream and floats up a few feet, light flying from his center. His eyes glow blood red, and suddenly his body becomes blurry--he has three after-images. His voice becomes deeper, almost demonic, as he speaks again.
McDermid: "I shall finish you now... or be finished myself!"
Julian: "Let's do the latter." *punch fist into palm menacingly.*
McDermid: "Quakaja!"
Dragoshi: "...Hmph."
Metal Man (GM): The entire area shakes extremely muchly, with buildings quaking, but more importantly, the ceiling is cracking. ...The entire ceiling breaks and comes crashing down at all of you.
McDermid: "Yes... DIE!"
Alexia winds up buried under ten feet of ceiling. What a world.
Julian: *KO!*
Metal Man (GM): The buildings survive the destruction. He stands there, looking around him.
Alexia: *KO.*
Dragoshi: *Does it do-Yea. screw you. KO. Quick Revive after madass Loonarian's turn.*
Metal Man (GM): Grodus stands, having taken all those hits... and survived.
Dragoshi: *Anyway. Quick revive.*
Grodus: "I have predicted this would happen. But... you shall not succeed with me around."
Alexia: *Thanks, Quick Revive!*
Metal Man (GM): He uses his magic on the Questers... *BUFF.*
Julian: *Julian's back on his feet! Go Go Gadget Quick Revive!*
Metal Man (GM): All dead Questers are revived (still -1 life though).
Alex: "...hrm?..."
Metal Man (GM): You also all gain agility and strength for three rounds.
Grodus: "Now. Kill this buffoon. He is in our way."
McDermid: "You... you helped them? Are you insane? They'll kill you eventually!"
Grodus: "I outlived Kuja himself. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to live with you dead."
Alex: "Uhm..." *8 Magic Missiles!*
McDermid: "You... cursed machines! Charles was right! The machines doomed us from the start! The oracle machines, the--" *BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM.*
Alexia: *HUM batatatatata CHARGED HEEEEEAT BEAM.*
Dragoshi: "...Heh."
Metal Man (GM): Hit...
McDermid: "You... you can't kill me! I am the only person who still believes in Charles!"
Dragoshi: *Let's see here... Tidal Blast!*
McDermid: "If I die, he will come back and kill you all!"
Dragoshi: *And, then... another mech! It takes Drag's machinegun, fires at McDermid...*
Metal Man (GM): He floats out of the way, however he's still all torn up.
McDermid: "You shall... ..." His hands fall to his sides.
Dragoshi: "..." *Tidal Blast Barrage. Meh.* :/
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. He's all but dead before the Questers.
Julian: "Charles ain't NOTHIN' worth believin' in!" *Weapons!* *Lead Pipe!* *Let's see how it looks sticking out of Micky D's midsection!* *CLUNK.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Julian hits him. He shakes a fist, having been unable to even hit the Questers back once more.
Julian: "NOTHIN'!" *Grapple!*
McDermid: "Charles shall come, and kill you as the Solarians... I shall ensure itttttttttt" *Disintegrate.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian grabs thin-air. He's dead. Ultra-dead.
Julian: *Julian's amazing!*
Metal Man (GM): It's a dead-end past here, or better put, leads outside of the city.
Julian: "Hope he's FINALLY fuckin' dead. Also, what's with Grodus?"
Grodus: "I have joined the people who fight for Freedom."
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Julian: "Whatever."
Metal Man (GM): The other directions are Left and right, back at that intersection.
Dragoshi: *Right, then. After getting back to the intersection.*
Metal Man (GM): Dark alley to the right, shops to the left. Dragoshi enters the dark alley.
Dragoshi: "..." *Tries to use whatever light the Dex has, to be, yanno not completely blind in this dark alley.*
Julian: *Dark Alley! Julian's had experiences in these places...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi sees inside the dark alley... And there is a figure reclining in the mess around there.
???: "Hey. Who're you?"
Dragoshi: "...We should be asking you that." >_>
Julian: "Who're YOU?"
Metal Man (GM): The person who is talking walks out... that's an alligator/crocodile all right.
Vector: "Vector the private eye, thank you very much!"
Julian: "..."
Vector: "How can I help you?" He gets out a magnifying glass and stares at Julian with it.
Julian: *facepalm.* "Jesus. ...Wait a sec."
Vector: "I've been searching for that guy's body for ages. Never found it."
Dragoshi: "..." *Chuckles.*
Julian: "You know a joker named Sonic? 'Bout yey high-" *approximate measure with hand.* "Blue? Spiky? Runs like hell?"
Alex: "This... yeah, this guy has the same looks as Sonic and Tails..."
Vector: "Ah, him. Of course I do! We fought Metal Sonic before."
Julian: "Good. We're lookin' for ya. Sonic's reformin' the Freedom Fighters."
Alex: "He must be one of the Freedom Fighters!"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(I guess that's why some people ask 'What in the blue hell', then.) >_>
Vector: "He better pay me this time!" He raises a fist, then lowers it. "Then again, I can't get clients while Ricky ruins everything. Where shall we go?"
Grodus: "Crocodiles? These freedom fighters must be strange."
Julian: "In space." *points up.*
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Vector: "Oh, I get it! The ARK! We should find the computer room there."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.* "How'd that help?"
Julian: "We already found it."
Vector: "The one filled with eerie green things?"
Dragoshi: "...Buh?"
Vector: "Nope, you haven't found it." He chuckles. "Don't worry, you only have to zip-line across a bottomless death pit to get to it."
Dragoshi: "...When you mix ziplines with us, things get very weird."
Grodus: "Apparently sanity was considered an option when they designed their base."
Julian: "Whatever."
Vector: "You insulting me, tin can-man?"
Julian: "We found our guy, let's get the hell outta here." *Calls in a warp home.*
Grodus: "No, but you do seem strange."
Vector: "We'll see about that..." He walks into the warp as it appears.
Dragoshi: "..." *Wants to be thorough and checks the shopping area just in case they might miss something.*
Alex: "Do you think there was anyone else around here, Vector? Any friends of yours maybe?"
Dragoshi: "...He left."
Alex: "...Oops."
Dragoshi: "...Though, I say we should be thorough just in case... Yanno?"
Alex: "Well yeah, but... I don't want to make people angry by looking for something that isn't here."
Metal Man (GM): Grodus wanders into the warp too.
Julian: "The less time I spend planet-side, the better. But if you two wanna look around..."
Dragoshi: "..." *Shrugs then heads off to check the shopping area...* :/ *...Seriously though. Is, like, annoying, and can't wait for the GM to say anything. Anything that'd advise him against checking the shopping area of the place? 'Cause Drag hasn't entered the warp yet... Unless warp entry was like, forced. And he, like... has to talk like this in every action... because OOC apparently belongs in IC moments.*
Editor's Note: Sorry about that, but Dragoshi's style of actions wore thin on me this session. Grrr.
Alex goes with Drag, then.
Julian: *Heads up the group of 3 just because.*

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