Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 347: Armadillos del Locos: Part 1 Reverse World

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Date: March 29th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The assembled people who have gathered sit inside the main room of the ARK. They wait, as the Questers continue to explore the shop area of the originator city from the last mission.
Dragoshi: *Looks around.*
Metal Man (GM): This area is made of the same teal as before. Abandoned stalls litter the street.
Alexia: "Creepy place..."
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't really look like the Questers missed anything--it's another gated dead-end here.
Dragoshi: *Searches the area, just in case...*
Darkdata: *Looks around for anything interesting.*
Dragoshi: *Trips.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata and Dragoshi find only old seashells and unreadable notes.
Alex shouts. "HELLO? IS ANYONE HERE?"
Metal Man (GM): Nobody responds back. It's a dead zone.
Dragoshi: "...I hate it when my thinking leads to dead ends." *Mutters in agitation and heads back to the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers haven't checked the dead end entirely, not that there's anything there.
Darkdata: *Does check the dead end entirely.*
Dragoshi: "...though, I could just give this place one last run-through." *Assists Darkdata.*
Alexia heads over and checks out the dead end.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk there, and discover the lock was unlocked by somebody else, possibly a while ago. A Ricky-insignia lock has replaced the old one.
Alex scratches his head.
Alexia: "Ah-ha..." *Tries to determine what kind of lock it is. Key? Keycard? Combination? Mangooooo?*
Dragoshi: "...Should we bother with that lock or just go back?"
Alexia: "...Drag, think about it. If he not only went here, but locked the gate..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a padlock.
Alexia scans the padlock for traps with her Dex.
Darkdata: "You know, I wonder why people never thing of breaking the door around locks."
Alexia: "Because that's dumb."
Alex: "Ah... perhaps breaking the doors is more destructive... What are you doing, Alexia?..."
Metal Man (GM): A key padlock.
Alexia: "Looking for traps that'll go off if we smash this lock."
Dex: "It's a Ricky padlock. It appears to have more than enough power to kill anyone who damages it enough."
Alex: "Does that Dex really do that?"
Dragoshi: "...Well?"
Alexia: "...Well, just it being Ricky's design makes it a trap itself. *"
Dragoshi: "...Of course. And, I guess that means we shouldn't bother with it then..."
Alexia: "..."
Dragoshi: .oO(Now to wait for some smartass to say I'm stating the obvious)
Alexia: "Drag, do you think? At all?"
Dragoshi: "... The sad thing is... I expected that."
Alexia: "Why would he go to the trouble of locking up an empty alley?"
Alex: "Well... I hope we can find another ally through there, if we open it..."
Darkdata: "... I wonder..."
Dragoshi: "...What?"
Darkdata: *Mirror Clearsong!* "Stand back everyone."
Alexia steps back.
Alex steps back several yards.
Alexia: "Explosion soon to follow, I believe..."
Darkdata: *The mirror is in front of the lock.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata creates the mirror effect... nothing yet.
Darkdata: *Shatter Clearsong.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same...* *On the stepping back, he means.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata causes it to explode. *BLAMMMMMM.* A massive WALL OF FIRE flies at the mirror, then reflects back and incinerates the gate.
Alexia: "Hey, good thinking."
Metal Man (GM): After a few moments of several more explosions and sizzling, the way ahead is open.
Alexia continues onward.
Darkdata: "Thank you, Alexia."
Dragoshi: "...Right." *Onward, I guess.*
Alex: "What a dangerous lock..."
Darkdata: *Darkdata follows behind them.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a tunnel clearly guarded by Ricky's men.
Alexia: "Ah-ha..."
Metal Man (GM): Two of them guard the entrance, with their guns at the ready.
Alexia: "EMP 'em?"
Darkdata: "Oh, gee. I wonder if he is trying to hide something important."
Dragoshi: "...I wonder if this is even worth the trouble." :/
Alexia: "With a lock and two guards, I'd say so."
Darkdata: "Which one of you can lie the best?"
Dragoshi: "Not me. I'm better at detecting lies."
Alex: *w* "I'm sure if I could disguise as a ...hideous turtle creature like them, I could help with that... but I couldn't change my species like that..."
Darkdata: "Hmm, I wonder if there is anything elemental around here..."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing in this area. It is completely neutral. Weird. The soldiers mechanically patrol back and forth.
Darkdata: "Bah, will not work."
Dragoshi: "...Why's that?"
Darkdata: "I was going to raise a elemental, and use voice of the titans on one of your voices to make you sound like a elemental and scare the guards."
Dragoshi: "Ah. Well, I guess we can leave as this is starting to seem like more trouble than it's worth..." :/ *Waits for everyone to disagree with him.*
Darkdata: "Guys if this does not work, be ready to fight or run."
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Darkdata: "Go to sleep, the enemies in our path..."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata uses his lullaby on the soldiers. They vanish and a 15-foot mech with two massive Gatling guns appears, piloted by... an Armadillo with an eyepatch.
Armadillo: "Ahah! It is the Quester! Die! Die die die!"
Metal Man (GM): *BABABABABABABABABABABAABABABABABABA.*
Darkdata: *Eyes pop out of head.* "What the..."
Dragoshi: "...What the boat?"
Metal Man (GM): It strafes bullets at the Questers (out of range), blowing holes in the ground, then it marches at them.
Dragoshi: "...Should we even bother with this lunatic?"
Darkdata: "He has to be guarding something important. We really should consider it."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers don't really have much time to decide. It's closing the gap reaaaal fast.
Alex: "I wouldn't like to, but what if someone was being held captive, perhaps?"
Armadillo: "Yes! Stand right there like sitting ducks! You make easy targets!"
Dragoshi: "...I say we run. We're undermanned, dammit."
Alex duplicates himself.
Metal Man (GM): He's 3/4 there. Bullets whiz over the Questers' heads, reducing parts of buildings to nothing.
Darkdata: *Shatter Clearsong on the ground right in front of the tank.*
Metal Man (GM): The bridge before him explodes.
Dragoshi: "...No one listens." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): It leaps right over it, assisted by... a jet engine? *SLAM* No escape now, as it lands behind the Questers!
Dragoshi: "..." *Rolls eyes.* "...Now I really know this is more trouble than it's worth." :/
Metal Man (GM): The Armadillo is odd. Unlike many opponents the Questers have met, he doesn't begin yelling or screaming at them. He just coldly aims at the Questers as the battle begins.
Dragoshi: "...Hm. Interesting. Someone that doesn't babble at us like an incessant buffoon."
Metal Man (GM): His sanity is sort of questionable, but ironically, he may yet be more sane than most.
Dragoshi: "...Was that even the correct wording? Eh." *Shrugs as he quickdraws the Vendetta Machinegun, and fires off a Tidal Blast Barrage at the Armadillo... That's in a mech.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit, but it hits a... shield it has. The shield ripples as it takes damage.
Dragoshi: "...A lot of good that'll do ya." *And, another!*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. He silently raises the guns at Dragoshi and lets loose a barrage of bullets.
Dragoshi: *...Hit several times.*
Metal Man (GM): Then two pods on the back of his mech open, and he fires a TON of missiles at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Wow. That was impressive... ly bad.*
Metal Man (GM): He misses. He grunts and opens fire with nine more machinegun blasts at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *...Okay, now that on the other hand... Yea that did it. He dies and then revives.*
Alex draws his shortsword and strikes the mech's shield a few times.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit, miss.
Darkdata: "Hmm... Haste!" *saves some time.*
Dragoshi: *Yayz. Now has time to burn. I think. Either way... Takes a Phoenix Down, then Tidal Blast Barrage!*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. He glances at Dragoshi... then turns to Darkdata and opens fire on him with machinegun.
Dragoshi: "..." *Blink-ku.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he fires two concentrated missile attacks at Darkdata. Then he finishes off by shooting at Alex with his machineguns.
Dragoshi: *...Wow. That thar wacky armadiller is wasted some time on Darkdata with those missiles. I reckon.* "..." *Low whistle.*
Darkdata: *dead.* *quick revive.*
Alexia tries to trash that mech up by flinging it around a bit! TK!
Metal Man (GM): Alexia's TK thuds at the shield, damaging the shield.
Alexia then flings a Mindblast at the shield.
Alex died from the Armadillo's attack.
Alexia: *Hit.*
Alex quick-revives and casts cure on Dragoshi. :\
Darkdata: *Call item clearsong.* - Shield generator.
Dragoshi: *Right. Anyway... he has a ton of time to burn and an mecha with a shield he needs to knock down. First... Tidal Blast barrage!*
Metal Man (GM): First of Alexia's attach breaks the shield, the second hits the mecha... for no damage. Then the Tidal Blast Barrages hit the mecha for no damage. The plates on the mech seem to bounce when hit. The Call item clearsong doesn't seem to effect it at all, either.
Dragoshi: "..." *Doubt this'll work but... Flame blast?*
Metal Man (GM): The fire hits its armor but, no damage. The Questers hear clicking 'Ca-CHING!' sounds whenever attacks bash its armor plating. The Armadillo makes no bluffs, no yells, nothing. He concentrates as he prepares to attack again. The Armadillo spins his guns and then fires missiles at Darkdata again. *BLAMMO*
Darkdata: "I hate you so-- *Boom."
Metal Man (GM): He then tries to step on Alexia with his mech's giant foot. *CRIT.* *CRUNCH.*
Dragoshi: .oO(...What the boat just happened?)
Metal Man (GM): Alexia is squished into pancake size.
Alexia: *Ker-Quick Revive.* "Stupid bone defect..."
Metal Man (GM): Then he uses his remaining time to fire a concentrated missile blast at Alex.
Alex: *Dead, 3 lives gone.*
Alexia: *GAME OVER?*
Dragoshi: "...This is why I said this was more trouble than this was worth."
Alex: *GAME OVER.*
Digifanatic: *Maybe not necessarily!*
Metal Man (GM): He finishes off by firing his machinegun blasts at Digi.
Digifanatic: *OH (BLEEP)*
Metal Man (GM): He gets... two crits... O_o
Darkdata: *revive.*
Alexia: *1 life left.*
Darkdata: *1 life left.*
Alexia first quickly uses a Phoenix Down, then it's an Aiming Shot at the mech!
Metal Man (GM): It hits the mecha for no damage.
Alexia: "Hrm..." *tries to tear off one of the front panels with her TK.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia attempts to tear one off. This time, she deals damage. She damages a panel. It didn't tear off.
Digifanatic goes for the panel Alexia most recently weakened with a Fire Punch, and then sets up right afterward on the same panel with Celestial Fury madness (an adjacent panel if the Fire Punch destroys the first panel)!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss miss.
Alex: *DEAD.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi's attack deals no damage, for it just pushes the panels inward.
Darkdata: *call item clearsong on the damaged panel.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Alexia: "...Why are you attempting to undo my work?"
Digifanatic: "I'm sorry, I just got here..."
Dragoshi: *Tries to use his five-clawed discount skillz o' DEWM in order to steal the weakened panel... By, yanno, trying to rip it off or somethin'.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dragoshi: *Damn. *Let's try that AGAIN...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi grabs the panel. However it does not come out. It is firmly stuck to the mecha. He does damage it, though.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, let's do the panelgrab again!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It still refuses to come out.
Dragoshi: *That being the case... REPETITION.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Hit, however Dragoshi still can't pry it out. The Armadillo targets Darkdata with a stomp.
Darkdata: "I am going to die... again, someone revive me after... wee!"
Metal Man (GM): *SMUSH*
Darkdata: *fall over.*
Metal Man (GM): He then fires a huge group of missiles at Alexia.
Alexia gets blasted... AND GETS UP!
Darkdata: *Ghost rises Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Style.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he glows, the former shield generator somehow energized by the punches. He presses a red button, as electrical rings blast out in all directions, annihilating everything they touch.
Darkdata's Ghost: "Just, lovely."
Alexia: *Damn. Dead, quick revive.*
Digifanatic: *One down, two to go!*
Dragoshi: *...Right.*
Metal Man (GM): He prepares for another round of combat.
Alexia: "Ow..." *Phoenix Down, TK that panel again.* *Hit, throw.*
Darkdata's Ghost: "Better sore than dead."
Digifanatic: *revives.* *just decides to lay low on this turn, trying to pry an already loose panel even more open with a swing of his golf club, not once but twice!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, then hit. Prying, means it does damage.
Alex: *DEAD*
Darkdata's Ghost: "Stupid mechs and their stupid weapons..."
Dragoshi: *And, Drago does a repetition! Again with the trying to rip it off!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It still won't come off.
Dragoshi: *And another!*
Metal Man (GM): Crit. It remains in place, but it's taking damage.
Dragoshi: *Tries to pry the damn thing out with some INTENSE... FLIPKICKING... ACTION.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. He coldly swivels the mech, then fires two salvos of missiles at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *It's a Failure!*
Metal Man (GM): He fires another. Miss.
Dragoshi: *Failure!*
Darkdata's Ghost: "Good work."
Julian: *Julian warps in, apparently unaware of the biggest joke boss in the game's history.* "Yo, what the hell is takin' so long? I warped back like 30 minutes ag-" *sees it.* "...The hell is that?"
Metal Man (GM): The Armadillo glances at Julian, then continues planning.
Alexia: "An armadillo in a fuck-off big mech."
Dragoshi: "...Yep. Pretty much."
Julian: "'Sere a reason y'alls fightin' it?"
Darkdata's Ghost: "Please rip off the plate in front of the thing Julian."
Julian: "Who's the ghost?"
Dragoshi: "Darkdata. ...I think." :/
Darkdata's Ghost: "Yes, it is Darkdata."
Julian: "...Whatever. Seriously, what'd you guys do?"
Metal Man (GM): It takes this time to attack the talking Julian with missiles. *BLAMMO.*
Alexia: "...Ouch."
Julian: *Son of a bitch that thing's going DOWN! Weapons!* *Beer Bottle! Again! Julian throws it at the Mech's cockpit.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits a panel. No damage.
Dragoshi: "...That's why we're trying to tear the panel off."
Alexia: "No, no, hit that one wrecky-looking panel."
Metal Man (GM): It makes a 'CHA-CHING' noise as the beerbottle bounces off its panel.
Julian: "..."
Darkdata's Ghost: "No, don't hit it... RIP it."
Dragoshi: "Yea. Rip it."
Julian: *Julian catches the beer bottle for later use, then goes to... I dunno, rip off that panel everyone's talking about. Maybe someone with a actual strengt can do something!* *Modified Mug, BTW.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Julian attempts to steal the panel. It doesn't come out. It won't come out no matter how strong one is, for some reason.
Julian: "...It ain't movin'. Don't look like it's GONNA move." *So we'll punch it to death.*
Dragoshi: "But it damages the thing every time we attempt to do so." :/
Metal Man (GM): Julian punches the panel. *CHA-CHING.* No damage.
Julian: *Son of a bitch. Looks like it's nothing but Mug for the rest of the battle, then.*
Alexia: *Twin panel-aimed TK!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Alexia hits the panel twice, without specifying what. However it is a grabby move, so... eh. It is damaged.
Dragoshi: *Waiting...*
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, those things are tough!) *Once again, he tries to pry open panels with his golf club twice, and then goes for an Aerial Strike in a manner as follows: he leaps right to the level of the mech and gets his foot in between the semi-ajar panel and the rest of the mech, kicking it further out from "Inside" of it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit.
Digifanatic: *retreats and guards Julian!*
Alex: *DEAD*
Metal Man (GM): A giant 4 falls out of the sky for no reason, landing in front of everyone. It does absolutely nothing.
Darkdata's Ghost: "..."
Alexia: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Azure: "Is everyone alright?"
Digifanatic: "Okay, what is this supposed to mean?"
Julian: "..."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the cursed 4 button.*
Darkdata's Ghost: "Dead." :p
Alex: *Dead.*
Julian: *near-dead.*
Alexia: "...Is it winter already?" *Full health, two lives.*
Dragoshi: *Two lives.*
Digifanatic: *Ditto the telekinetic female.*
Azure tries to ignore the fact a giant 4 just fell from the sky... and concentrates as he looks to Julian, raising his spirit charms to perform a double heal on julian.
Darkdata's Ghost: "Sigh."
Dragoshi: *Repetition of last attack! Five-Clawed discount pry attempt on the slightly ajar panel, take... Something!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And again!*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed, again.
Dragoshi: *throw.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi rips the panel out. ...
Dragoshi: "...What the boat?"
Metal Man (GM): The legs fly off and explode ala that padlock that was damaged earlier.
Julian: "..."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.*
Dragoshi: *Blink-ku.*
Metal Man (GM): The entire area is engulfed by insanely fiery explosions.
Alexia quickly throws her arms in front of her face as she tries to evade. *YES!*
Metal Man (GM): It flies 5 feet above Alexia's head as the explosion washes over the area, burning and destroying all around the Questers.
Darkdata's Ghost: "Floating along, in the fire lit path."
Alexia: *NO!*
Dragoshi: *Dances out of the way then.*
Julian: *Julian stands tall and somehow takes absolutely no damage.*
Dragoshi: "...wow."
Alexia gets UBER-FRIED.
Dragoshi: .oO(Didn't expect that)
Alexia: "...ow..."
Julian: "...That didn't make ANY sense."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Seriously."
Darkdata's Ghost: "Rip out the next panel!"
Metal Man (GM): Also, he's now 5 feet above the Questers, flying. And yes, still covered in panels.
Alexia staggers to her feet.
Azure does live if you call clinging to life living.
Alexia: *Even closer to death. I win.* "Why can't we ever have an easy battle..."
Darkdata's Ghost: "I know how you feel."
Metal Man (GM): The only thing that isn't a panel or covered by one is the fiery jets holding it in the air.
Dragoshi: *Fires a Tidal Blast at the fiery jets.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi hits the jets with the water. He damages it. But only one hits, as it moves to evade the other two! He activates the ruined shield generator again. It again fires pulses at everyone.
Dragoshi: *Takes more damage.*
Azure dies.
Metal Man (GM): He then opens fire on Dragoshi with another barrage of missiles.
Azure quick revives.
Metal Man (GM): He then fires at whatever remains of Dragoshi with his machinegun.
Dragoshi: *...Wow. You fail!*
Julian: *Julian Sawyer may not have a lot of ranged moves... but Julian Sawyer can FLY! That's right, Julian makes a short hop and clicks both of his heels together as the Rocket Boots power up for their first appearance since Season 6! Julian flies up to the flying mech, and tries to spot a panel suitable for prying...*
Alexia: *Die, Quick Revive. Anyone have a Down to spare?*
Darkdata's Ghost: "..."
Metal Man (GM): There's plenty of them.
Julian: *Julian's gonna go about prying that off then. Modified Mug!* *CRITICAL PULL!* *One of those loose pull-able panels.*
Alexia: *...Down? Please?*
Metal Man (GM): All over it. Crit.
Julian: *That went well. Let's do it AGAIN!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *Bah.* *No Normal moves with Grab on it that don't suck... so.*
Alexia: "One chance left... OVERLOAD! ..." *shivers... and a pair of scaled wings suddenly rip out of the back of her shirt.* "..."
Dragoshi: "...Zuh?"
Julian: "..."
Alexia: "Guys, I could use a Phoenix Down."
Alex: *DEAD STILL*
Azure charges up a water type slipstream blast and fires it off toward the jets of the thing following Dragoshi earlier attack. -Slipstream Blast, Area Empathy-
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It shakes violently from being hit in the jets.
Alexia: "Amazing that something useful'd come about from that."
Dragoshi: *Nodnod.*
Metal Man (GM): It picks up the fire from the jets and sets the jets on fire. However it somehow still flies... for now.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one, Azure."
Azure: "Thank you. Though I'm not quite sure exactly what it is I did not knowing the nature of that fire breathing contraption."
Dragoshi: "...Hmmm... Ah, sod it." *Tosses a Phoenix Down over to Alexia, then uses one on Alex, following up with an Ice Tornado shot at the Armadillo's jets. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia: "Phew. Thanks, Drag."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi does put out that nasty fire on them. Nothin' else.
Alex: *DUNNUNUNUNUN.*
Metal Man (GM): It melts, into water, which puts out the fire.
Alex: *HEYIMALIVEFINALLY!* :O
Dragoshi: *And there. Yep.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Sensing Alex and Alexia are back, it fires 6 blasts of its mechgun at Alex...
Alex: *Dead again!*
Metal Man (GM): Then 9 at Alexia...
Alexia: *Splat.*
Metal Man (GM): Then with the remaining time it targets Azure.
Julian: *More Panel Rippin'!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
Julian: *RIP AND TEAR.*
Darkdata's Ghost: "Attack the flying mechanism."
Alexia hovers up and fires two Psy Shots and two Heat Beams, all aimed at the jets.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. Crit hit.
Alexia: *CRITHIT.*
Azure charges up another slipstream blast and fires it as a streaming watery vortex at the jets again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The mech is beginning to smoke.
Darkdata's Ghost: "Keep it up!"
Dragoshi: .oO(Hey! Isn't that a non-smoking mech?!) *Anyway... Indignation shot!*
Azure took tons of damage from earlier just to announce.
Dragoshi: *And an Ice Tornado shot at the jets as well!* *And a Flame Blast shot!* *At the jets, of course.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Miss. His mecha is 2 seconds away from just exploding. However, he smiles, clutching the controls.
Alexia: "..."
Armadillo: "You may have defeated me, but I have one more chance to make you suffer."
Julian: *Julian's probably in trouble.* "It can TALK?"
Dragoshi: "...It talked a while ago."
Metal Man (GM): He goes wild, pressing all the buttons on the mecha at once.
Julian: "Yeah, wasn't here for that."
Metal Man (GM): It starts out by firing the Energy wave in all directions.
Dragoshi: "..." *Oh ducking FAMN.*
Alexia: *Auto-hit. Damn you.*
Metal Man (GM): Success for Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Dances away...*
Julian: *Julian needs to get used to aerial combat again. 'Cause he just got SMOKED.*
Metal Man (GM): He then smiles and aims at Dragoshi.
Armadillo: "I always hated jerks like you."
Azure doesn't have an over 30 capability so he is slammed as well and goes down. His spirit charms glow briefly forming runic symbols as he stands up al la quick revive.
Metal Man (GM): He opens fire with every missile left in his mecha.
Julian: *Julian's KO'd and out of the air! Congratulations! You Die!*
Alexia: *Ooh, THAT'S gonna leave... well, a crater.*
Dragoshi: *Will quick revive after crazy armadillo man's turn.*
Metal Man (GM): He glances around, realizing he just killed everyone. For the time being, of course.
Dragoshi: *Quick Revives.*
Julian: *Julian, however, is quickly back on his feet!*
Dragoshi: "...Nice work." *Cricks his neck.*
Metal Man (GM): *wags finger.* Now now, Dragoshi could have gotten away without losing that life. The armadillo has time left over (his machine is being used to the point where it explodes) and he was about to be disappointed and leave. Instead, Dragoshi quick-revived while at least one of his systems still functioned.
Julian: *Julian's turn is up next, so he Quick Revived right on time.* *And is going to get punished for it.* D:
Armadillo: "Heh. Thank you, I was going to have to fly away and fail to do this. Good bye, Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): He punches the control panel. The remaining guns and empty missile launchers fly at Dragoshi... rigged to explode. The shield generator flies at Julian. It crashes into the ground and misses him.
Julian: *Julian finally gets a dodge that goes his way!*
Metal Man (GM): The rest flies away with the Armadillo, destroying that tunnel he was guarding.
Julian: *And one again the Questers are denied a clean win! Whatever. Who's up for returning to base?*
Alexia: "...We did it..."
Julian: "Kinda."
Alex: *DEAD?*
Julian: "Lot of our enemies have the habit of goin' 'You can't kill me, I quit.'"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers have won, but at high cost. Many lives lost, and the tunnel they wanted to use is gone.
Julian: "Anyway, let's get the hell outta here..." *calls in a warp home.*
Dragoshi: *...And can someone take a Phoenix down and use it on me?* >_>;;;
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, the Questers all warp back to the Ark, the dead people revived and such.
Darkdata: "It's good to have legs again!"
Dragoshi: *Revived, warped back.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal shakes his head once hearing the Questers encountered an armadillo.
Dragoshi: "...You know something."
Metal Man: "That guy's been out to kill us for years. Don't fight him if you value your life."
Dragoshi: "I hate Tuesdays. ...Or was it Thursdays?"
Metal Man: "Although, his tactics may become more widespread, seeing as..." *shows a screen.*
Dragoshi: "...That should've been mentioned earlier."
Metal Man (GM): Ricky appears to have moved while he distracted the Questers.
Alexia: "...AAAAAAARGH."
Dragoshi: "Like anything ELSE of importance. And as per usual..."
Metal Man (GM): Massive invasion forces are prepping to attack all good-guy bases, save Elendo.
Alexia headwalls in frustration. "WHY DON'T THEY JUST DIE ALREADY?!"
Darkdata: "All that for nothing... WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE."
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man: "However, we don't have to worry. We just need to start one of our plans. There are two. One is mine. Raise the Seeker and use the good emeralds to fuel the Marician machine."
Alex: *Stumble.* "What about the other Freedom Fighters?"
Metal Man: "The other is Iggy's. Bomb the Imperial Collectivists with X-zone bombs."
Julian: "The Seeker's junk."
Metal Man: "The other Freedom Fighters will assist in what we do."
Julian: "I vote Two."
Dragoshi: "...And I presume there's no time to switch to plan B if one of the two fail?"
Darkdata: "Metal's plan sounds lovely."
Metal Man: "The Seeker is not junk, especially powered by emeralds."
Julian: "Lot good those did when we got here."
Dragoshi: "...It lacked energy."
Metal Man: "We don't have the Good Emeralds right now, Julian."
Dragoshi: "That too."
Alexia: "I vote for Iggy's plan..."
Dragoshi: "...What if it fails?"
Metal Man: "I must warn you, Iggy's plan is easy but not good for our image."
Dragoshi: "Or backfires and makes things worse?"
Alexia facepalms.
Dragoshi: "Think about that."
Metal Man: "It will create massive craters cursed by the X-zone."
Alexia: "FINE. DO WHATEVER YOU DAMN WELL WANT."
Metal Man points at Dragoshi. "If you are paralyzed by fear that anything you do will harm you, you will never get anywhere."
Dragoshi: "...I second Metal's plan."
Metal Man: "Besides, we don't have time to worry about most backfires. Except the one I mentioned of Iggy's."
Dragoshi: "'Cause sometimes... Nuking everything to cosmic hell isn't the answer."
Azure: "Hmmm. So we don't have time to come up with another possibility?"
Alex: "No. I mean the REST of the Freedom Fighters?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Now to wait for people to bitch at me.) :/
Metal Man: "There's no time to get them. The ones you have are good enough for our purposes."
Alexia: "...Sorry."
Metal Man: "They agree, too--they usually operate in a semi-small group anyway. Plus Grodus has soldiers."
Alexia shakes her head and attempts to regain her composure.
Metal Man: "Soldiers which, if sent out, would probably give Ricky pause."
Alexia: "We'll go with the Seeker."
Metal Man: "The X-naut empire still possesses a number of old Kuja weapons."
Darkdata: "I vote Metal's plan. Besides, there will be still things to do. A new weapon of hope could really be of help."
Metal Man: "Now, the Seeker can be fixed by the members of the Freedom Fighters you have here, for, you see..." *points at them.* "They are mostly technical-oriented. They can probably upgrade it."
Metal Man (GM): Tails, Vector, James, Sonic, and Grodus. The strangest collection of 'Freedom Fighters' the Questers have ever seen, but almost all of them can aid in repairing the Seeker.
Tails: "It shouldn't be hard, but Eggman certainly makes shoddy parts!"
Grodus: "Who did the welding on it, anyway? It looks like it's held together by toothpaste!"
Metal Man: "...I can answer that later. Just get to work. We have no time!"
Sonic: "I'll make sure nobody gets in the way while all the others fix up the ship. You can count on me!"
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Metal Man: "Now... for your part..." *types into the computer.* "You must do something not done often before."
Alexia: "No rest for the weary..."
Dragoshi: "Go on..."
Darkdata: "Aka, everyday 'questor-ege.'"
Alexia: "You'd think I'd be used to it by now... okay, Metal, lay it on us."
Metal Man: "...You must go into an alternate dimension."
Alexia: "...Okay."
Metal Man: "One in which Chaos is good, Law is evil, Good is chaos, and Evil is law."
Dragoshi: "...As long as there are no Three-armed Aribars in-Okay, then. Fair 'nough."
Metal Man: "It will look similar to Nintendus, only everything will be messed up and strange."
Douglas: "...Count me in!"
Azure: "I see..."
Darkdata: "So, saying we are with the Questers is a bad idea?"
Julian: "Lucky us."
Metal Man: "Also it may not even be called Nintendus. Depending on who controls it, it is likely not named that. Don't say it until you have an idea of what it means in that dimension."
Alexia: "So should we take kai-jurrs?"
Metal Man: "The Void mentioned it off-hand before destroying my desk."
Alexia: "...Er. Never mind."
Metal Man: "We have a portal to go there, but you cannot go back until you collect the emeralds."
Darkdata: "The Void has hidden cameras waiting. I would bet my hat on it."
Metal Man: "Mainly because the device has the wrong polarity in that realm."
Alexia: "...Again, okay."
Julian: "Great."
Metal Man: "Instead of manipulating chaos, it manipulates good, which sends it into yet another dimension. Only the Good Emeralds can make it Chaotic for you."
Douglas: "Sounds confusing."
Metal Man: "Yes. In fact don't over think it. It may kill you by virtue of headaches alone."
Alexia: "Sounds fun."
Metal Man: "Anyway, the machine is ready... be very, VERY careful." *activates a portal that looks... inverted.* "And please hurry."
Douglas: "Careful is my middle name! Hahaha!" *Runs in.*
Alexia: "...Right."
Julian: "Hate this place..." *heads in.*
Alexia: "Well, I think I'm stocked up on supplies, so..." *PORTALIZE.*
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "...Sure thing." *Calmly heads in.*
Azure: "Will other forms of energy be affected?" *he looks at metal briefly before he gets ready to go.*
Metal Man: "No, you will remain the same."
Azure: "Hmmm. Good luck on your end then." *moves through the portal.*
Metal Man: "Which means you will suddenly be referred to as chaotic alignment there."
Darkdata: *Portal.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers warp through the orange X-zone style portal of usual... until it becomes purple energy. They then appear suddenly at the foot of... a landed Smithy satellite? The ground on this planet is dirt and rock. There are oceans nearby.
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The area appears surrounded by cities.
Alexia: "Okay..."
Metal Man (GM): Ships buzz by overhead. The satellite itself has a regal air to it. A huge sign on it says 'The Void's Palace.'
Julian: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Both of the Phantom Clones guard it. They see the Questers. One of them turns to them, politely.
Phantom1: "Hello, mysterious visitors. How may we help you?"
Julian: *Ain't talkin'.*
Phantom2: "Odd. They may not speak our language..."
Dragoshi: *Not talking either...*
Douglas: "Hello!"
Darkdata: "We just jumped dimensions, can you tell us where we are?"
Phantom1: "Ah! Hello. Dimensions, you say?"
Phantom2: "Another group. Just like all the others."
Alexia: "...Others?"
Phantom1: "You are on Nontorbipokondia. Nontor for short, as only I and three other people can pronounce that correctly. We are the royal guard of his royal highness The Void, the peaceful ruler of this planet."
Alexia: "I see."
Dragoshi: "Ah."
Azure: *The two avatar spirits like this place a lotm they seem a bit more at peace in Azure. in any event he folds his arms and listens.* .oO(Not peaceful)
Phantom1: "He welcomes visitors, so you could come right in, if you wanted."
Darkdata: "We would like that, if you do not mind."
Azure: .oO(...Hopefully wordplay isn't a part of this... place...)
Metal Man (GM): They nod, and open the door for the Questers.
Darkdata: "Or if, he would not mind seeing us. Thank you very much." *enter.*
Alexia: "Hrm... Hang on one sec."
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a large room, full of machines.
Darkdata: *stops.*
Metal Man (GM): Smithy-style machines, although converted ones, apparently.
Phantom1: "Yes?"
Alexia turns around so that her front is out of view of the Phantoms. She then discreetly takes off her Quester badge and slips it into her sleeve. "..." *turns back around.* "Okay. Sorry." *heads in.*
Julian: *Julian's got his pinned to the inside of his vest... and follows The Negotiator.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on in.
Dragoshi: *...Follows...*
Metal Man (GM): There's a single throne. The dark shape of The Void sits on it, with a scepter, and crown. He does not recognize the Questers.
The Void: "Welcome to my palace. I am The Void. Where come you?"
Darkdata: "From another dimension."
Alexia: *BUZZ.*
The Void: "Yes, I can tell. Tell me, what do you need here?"
Darkdata: "Would you be able to tell us of the history of this dimension?"
The Void: "...It'd be a very long story, but long ago, this world was Earth, a planet filled with humans. Then they increased their laws over time, causing people and things to be organized by hair color, mass, and other ridiculous things. A war broke out between them and those who wished for a lawless, good society, and they lost. Big time."
Dragoshi: "...Sounds interesting."
The Void: "However that society was lost when the evil Solarians came and destroyed the planet, not once, but three times, successfully taking it over..."
Dragoshi: "...Though, yes the thing about laws is ludicrous. Apparently they never heard of a thing called a limi-Hm?"
The Void: "...Until a good organization came and destroyed them, therefore allowing the likes of our chaotic people to co-exist peacefully."
Alexia: "What was that organization called?"
Dragoshi: "This organization was, if I may ask...?"
The Void: "...The Maricians."
Douglas: "How special."
Julian: .oO(Phew.)
Dragoshi: "How'd they do it?"
The Void: "Powerful weapons technology, and the legendary Marician machine. They erased the weapons of the Solarians and saved the planet."
Dragoshi: "...Just the weapons?"
The Void: "The Solarians still live, although no longer conquerors... correct."
Dragoshi: "How'd they do that?"
The Void: "The Marician machine can delete matter in a very targeted fashion."
Darkdata: "What is it powered by?"
Dragoshi: "...So, if one wanted to destroy a place without killing hte people... Then, pow. Right?"
The Void: "The Good Emeralds. Yes."
Dragoshi: "...Well, the innocent people, I mean. But, eh. Please, do go on."
The Void: "Unfortunately, the Evil Ivan Robotnik stole the Good emeralds, and an interdimensional machine."
Dragoshi: "...Dammit! Of course."
The Void: "He then teleported to a realm where all is aligned strangely. He came back, speaking of a strange, chaotic group named the Questers."
Douglas: "Being such a wonderfully extra-dimensional good being as you are... you know where he went, and you can take us there, huh?"
Alexia: *so glad she slipped her badge into her sleeve.*
The Void: "Then he built a massive fortress city... and aligned himself w--he's right nearby."
Dragoshi: "...How is it aligned strangely?"
The Void: "The realm... it hurts my head. I cannot think of it, but something about opposites."
Douglas: "Chaos is thought of as evil, in some dimensions! Can you believe it?"
The Void: "What insanity. Chaos is the best way to be. Heh heh heh heh. Besides Good, of course, which I am. I wish for happiness and health to everyone on this planet, including those who would cause harm to it, as long as they are unable to succeed."
Douglas: "I agree!"
Alexia nods.
Douglas: "Now about Ivan. Is he still lawful and whatnot?"
Azure agrees though there's no real expression to tell.
The Void: "Lawful? Good heavens, no. He is an evil lord who destroys all who disagree with him."
Dragoshi: "...That sounds rather... Pettily idiotic."
Darkdata: "I think petty is a better word."
The Void: "He and the evil Kuja have created an arch-nation which they have named 'Nintendos.'"
Dragoshi: "...And foolish. And pathetic. But, enough with adjectives..."
Darkdata: *Heard that as Nintendogs.*
The Void: "Kuja being the most powerful black mage in this realm, although not powerful enough to stop losing to me."
Dragoshi: "...Fuh?"
Douglas: "I thought being lawful was evil, here? I suppose ethical values here aren't as closely tied to good and evil as I thought."
The Void: "Zio, the lawyer, is still trying to reconcile us, however he is unable to make them accept my terms, and vice versa."
Alexia: "...Lawyer?"
Dragoshi: "...Lawyer?"
The Void: "Law is not evil. Rather some people believe their evil should be law."
Alexia bites her tongue to keep from laughing out loud.
The Void: "Yes, Zio. The top lawyer."
Alexia: "I see..."
Darkdata: "OBJECTION... Sorry, don't know what came over me."
Dragoshi: "Defense or prosecution?"
The Void: "I had to save him from this evil man named Phoenix Wrong, though... defense. The second-most powerful Black mage in this realm is the aforementioned Phoenix Wrong."
Azure: .oO(The use of the word lawyer... with those alignments.)
The Void: "He knows the Dark Objection Beam."
Dragoshi: "...Dark Objection Beam?"
The Void: "It causes your head to explode. Anyway, I should let you see my advisors."
Metal Man (GM): Several people come out.
Dragoshi: .oO(...He doesn't know about the vile vines of 'HOLD IT!'? Or the evil rays of 'TAKE THAT!'?)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the following: Gerald Robotnik... A strange man with a glowing sword... A sane man who... appears to be carrying puppets with him...
Douglas: "Shiny..."
Dragoshi: .oO(...Nice puppets)
Metal Man (GM): And Mewtwo.
Douglas: "Kerian?..."
Alexia: "..."
Mewtwo: "I can see into your minds... ..."
Metal Man (GM): He falls over.
Mewtwo: "...Ow..."
Douglas: "KERIAN?? AHHH?"
Dragoshi: "...Why, hello the- ...Yea."
Puppeteer: "Who is this Kerian you speak of?"
Dragoshi: "Not a good idea to do that, man."
Darkdata: "..." *O_o on face.*
Alexia: "Uhm... sorry?"
Metal Man (GM): Gerald Robotnik shakes nervously. "You gotta help me, guys. They're foreclosing on my house for the second time this week."
Dragoshi: "...Wha?"
Metal Man (GM): The man whaps Douglas with his sword.
Douglas: "You aren't the crazy OW."
Metal Man (GM): Douglas is healed.
Douglas: "Or not!"
Marshmallow: "My name is... horrible... but, also Marshmallow."
Douglas: "That felt good, and not the bad kind of good, either!"
Marshmallow: "My sword is strangely weak, in that it heals everyone I hit with it."
Dragoshi: "...That does sound weird."
Marshmallow: "Somehow I don't think that's how it is supposed to work."
Darkdata: "What a chaotic blade."
Alexia: "No kidding."
Gerald Robotnik: "Did I tell you about the time bums stole my car?"
Dragoshi: "...Maybe it's supposed to be used against undead?"
Douglas: "Thank you, Marshmallow!"
Julian: "..."
Mewtwo: "Ergh... milord... these people are... strange..."
Julian: .oO(Great. Hate this place already.)
Alexia: "...Need some help?"
Alexia offers a hand to Mewtwo.
Dragoshi: "..." *Assists. 'Cause, hey, Mewtwo might be heavy.*
Douglas: "Hey! Gerald! I got a game you can play to earn money!" *pulls out three boxes.*
Gerald Robotnik: "Gah! No! Anything but the old shell game. I lost my third wife in one of those."
Alexia: "Put those away."
Douglas: "Aw..."
Douglas puts them away.
Alexia: "...You bet your own wife in a shell game?"
Douglas: "She probably got exploded by picking the wrong one."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. You bet her in a shell game?"
Douglas: "Like mine do!"
Gerald Robotnik: "No, she left me because I pawned the lawnmower away."
Azure: .oO(Hard times perhaps..)
Dragoshi: "...Oh. ...Invest in bees."
The Void: "Now... what do you wish to do here? My advisers can help you. Mostly."
Julian: "We were hoping to pick up those Good Emeralds."
Marshmallow: "Just don't let any bad guys get near me."
The Void: "...I'm afraid that will be difficult..."
Darkdata: "Get our hands on the good chaos emeralds to save our dimension."
Dragoshi: "Howso?"
Julian: "We've done difficult stuff 'fore."
Douglas: "Find the Cha-- Good Emeralds so we can hurt those scary evil guys back in our realms."
Alexia: "Yeah, they already blew up our home..."
The Void: "The evil Locos Docos, head of the Smash Stadium, has them."
Julian: "...Great."
The Void: "The Questers also appear to randomly destroy anyone who gets too close to that area, being chaotic and all. Although they are easily beaten."
Alexia: "May we at least try?"
Julian: "Mind pointin' us in their direction?"
The Void: "Yes, yes, of course. Just go outside and walk down the extremely random road of chaos."
Alexia: "Thank you."
Darkdata: "Thankies."
Julian: "Thanks... I guess." .oO(Extremely random...)
Aetos: "My I love it here."
Alexia bows briefly and heads outside.
Darkdata: "Thanks again *leaves.*"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see a road which randomly twists and turns. It leads from the satellite down towards a darker area.
Julian: *Exits, hating everything in this dimension. Even you.* >:O
Aetos: "Let's go! .oO(Don't wait, let's make this last forever, and ever, and ever, lets make this last forever!)
Alexia heads down the long and winding road.
Darkdata: *down the road.*
Metal Man (GM): The road is weird.
Dragoshi: *Follow...*
Julian: *I've been walkin' all night long...*
Metal Man (GM): One minute it's pavement, the next it's dirt, the next it's grass.
Aetos: "Ooh. A grass road."
Metal Man (GM): It zig-zags, changes in width, randomly moves between the forest and field, and goes in circles occasionally.
Alexia: "No, it's dirt."
Aetos looks on the outsides of the grass road.
Metal Man (GM): The outside of the grass segment is pavement.
Dragoshi: "No, it's wacky."
Julian: "Jus' shut up an' walk. The sooner we get this done wit' the better."
Darkdata: "It's chaos."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make a bit down it, before they encounter... a man with blue armor in the middle of the road.
Aetos: "I'm gonna make an entire kingdom that has grass roads and cement non-roads!"
Skyhigh: "Hello, random passers-by. What brings you in this neck of the woods?"
Alexia: "...Hi."
Skyhigh: "I am Sky High."
Aetos gasps.
Dragoshi: "Yo."
Julian: "Lucky you." *keeps walking.*
Darkdata: "Must... not... make... pun..."
Aetos plops on Sky High's legendary helmet. "I am Sky High!!"
Dragoshi: "Soo... Know anything 'bout the area, Sky?"
Skyhigh: "...No, I am." He takes off his helmet, revealing Elton John's face! GASP!
Aetos: "Stop lying!"
Metal Man (GM): Then he peels off this mask and reveals the normal Skyhigh face.
Aetos: "Get out of that costume!"
Skyhigh: "I dropped out of the Questers and graduated from Toad Town university."
Dragoshi: "...Sounds good."
Azure just nods...
Skyhigh: "And, I must warn you, the Questers are... not your type."
Aetos: "BAH. Well I tried to kill the Questers, then helped them, then became a God to revive someone!"
Dragoshi: "We've faced worse, good sir."
Skyhigh: "They run around killing street signs."
Julian: *Julian's long gone at this point.*
Dragoshi: "We've killed musical instruments."
Darkdata: "We are going to beat them up if they get in our way."
Alexia just keeeeeps walking.
Skyhigh: "Musical instruments? ...You continue on your way."
Aetos: "Okee, FAKE Skyhigh!"
Darkdata: *Follows, running to catch up.*
Dragoshi: "...Thank you, good sir." *Bows, and moves forward.*
Aetos skips down past him. He also takes off the helmet.
Metal Man (GM): He walks by, as Julian is the first to encounter a strange person in the middle of the road. He's 3 feet tall, wears plastic boots, has an eyepatch, and skinny, weak arms.
???: "Who the fudge are you, giant man? I'm gonna Hawaiian punch you up if you don't tell me."
Julian: "Good for you." *Walkin'.*
???: "Hey! You dare escape from me! Eat this!" He takes out a tinker toy hammer from his vest and chucks it at Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Wow, he's lucky.
Julian: *And it flies past Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): The hammer flies in front of Julian, just nearly missing his skull and landing on his feet.
Julian: "..."
Alexia continues walking as well.
Jimmy Saucer: "Nobody escapes from Jimmy Saucer! I'll potato chip you to death!"
Julian: "Shouldn'ta done that."
Jimmy Saucer: "Yes I should. Now fight me, giant man!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers all walk in as the weird midget shakes his fist at Julian.
Julian: *shrugs, and turns around.* "You asked for it..." *Sneak Attack Haymaker to the jaw!*
Dragoshi: "...Punt him."
Aetos rushes in and Lacerates the midget. "KAWAAAIIII!"
Dragoshi: "...What the boat?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits him. He is KO'd instantly.
Alexia just keeps going.
Julian: "..."
Aetos: *Lacerates the body.*
Darkdata: "You know, I wonder if we all have versions of us in this dimentio... Oh, there is one."
Dragoshi: *Just zooms past the others.*
Darkdata: *follow.*
Aetos: "You better be careful about those midgets, Julian!! They can steal souls!" *Beats it with his keyblade once more.*
Alexia: "Congratulations, you just knocked out a midget."
Julian: "Aetos, you gonna have to calm down. 'Cause if you do that again, I can't guarantee yo' safety." *walks on.* "He asked for it."
Aetos tra-la-las along with them... saying 'tra-la-la' nonstop.
Darkdata: *Down the chaos grassbrickdirtpavement road!*
Alexia: "...Ae, don't make me pistol-whip you."
Julian: "Second warrning, Aetos."
Azure: .oO(I'll be glad once we leave..)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on further.
Dragoshi: "...It only gets weirder from here, so don't bother."
Aetos mutters.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers then see a strange sight...
Aetos: "What a strange sight!"
Metal Man (GM): They see... A being about as tall as Luigi, and thin... He has the same clothes as a Shyguy, but without a mask, and he wears blue gloves.
Aetos: "THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ANOREXIA IN THIS WORLD!" *Scolds this guy.*
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He hides his face in his cloak and his head looks like a Bob-omb.
Aetos: "Shame on you!!"
Metal Man (GM): He has the smile of a Boo and wears the glasses of a Magikoopa. He then speaks to the Questers.
???: "BEEBOOBEEBOOP BOOP BOOP!"
Aetos gasps. "HOW DARE YOU!"
Dragoshi: "...Can I set him ablaze?"
Julian: *Punches him out. Julian has no time for the jibber-jabber.*
Metal Man (GM): He... dodges? Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Dragoshi: "..."
Julian: *What the christ.* "..."
Metal Man (GM): He then shoots a beam of flying ice cream cones at Julian. *BLAM.*
Julian: *Argh?*
Alexia: *Keep on walking. Just... keep walking.*
Aetos blinks.
Dragoshi: "...What the damn?"
???: "Boop beeabaabaooooobaoebeobe!!!"
Julian: "That... hurt? What the fuck?"
Aetos: "HAY. I need those cannons opened!"
Metal Man (GM): He casts another spell, but then Aetos looks him in the face. He hides his face and runs away screaming. Then he explodes.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one, Ae."
Darkdata: "..."
Aetos sniffs sadly.
Darkdata: *Keep walking.*
Dragoshi: *Zooming along...*
Aetos: "But the cannons..!"
Azure heals Julian.
Darkdata: "This world is messed up!"
Azure: "You alright?"
Alexia: "I know, it's awesome!"
Aetos: "How ELSE can we get up there?!" *Points up in the sky.*
Julian: *Walks a-fucking-way.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk away from the crater of insanity, soon reaching a lemonade stand.
Azure takes that as a no and keeps walking.
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is manning it.
Doopliss: "Hello, travelers. Do you wish to drink some tasty lemonade? Only 100 coins!"
Julian: "No." *walks on.*
Alexia: "...What're the ingredients?"
Doopliss: "Dry Dry Lemons, water, and extremely potent healing potions."
Aetos hands Doopliss 100 coins. "Sure, good friend!"
Metal Man (GM): He gives Aetos a glass.
Aetos takes a big sip.
Alexia hands Doopliss 100 coins.
Dragoshi: "...Well, I'll bite." *Hands Doop scoop-errr... Doopliss 100 coins.*
Darkdata: *Waits for the guinea pigs to test it.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia gets a glass, as does Dragoshi. Aetos drinks it, and suddenly is fully healed, and hyper for the rest of the mission. Weird... it's almost like a completely beneficial Saturn Coffee.
Aetos: "Zesty."
Alexia: "Mmm. Lemonade."
Dragoshi: *Drinks it...* "Magnificent."
Aetos speeds up to Julian quickly.
Alexia chugs hers down in one large gulp.
Aetos: "Wait!"
Azure: "Interesting..."
Darkdata: *Dumps out the rum bottle he got many a mission ago.*
Aetos gives Doopliss an extra 100 coins for no reason.
Dragoshi: *Zooms up to Julian, moving faster than usual...*
Aetos: "Buy yourself a haircut!"
Alexia then runs to Julian at LUDICROUS SPEED.
Aetos runs back to Julian now.
Alexia: "Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!"
Darkdata: "Can you fill this up?"
Dragoshi: "I feel light on my feet."
Doopliss: "For another 100 coins."
Darkdata: "I will also buy a glass."
Alexia: *loop-de-loop in mid-air.*
Darkdata: *Places 500 coins on the table.*
Julian: "..."
Dragoshi: *Same to you too! On the loop-de-loop.*
Aetos: "HEYHIHOWSITGOIN?" *Pokes the air around Julian, not daring to touch.*
Metal Man (GM): He dispenses four more glasses, then fills the canteen.
Julian: "...Hate this place..."
Dragoshi: "Hiya."
Julian: *Goes back and buys a cup, because what the hell.*
Alexia: "Whoothatlemonadeisgreatstufflemonadeyumyumyumyououghtahavesomelemonadecmonbuyaglassful."
Metal Man (GM): Julian now has a glass of it.
Darkdata: "Give the rest out free to other people."
Doopliss: "You're the boss!"
Darkdata: *Drinks a cup and zooms after the rest.* *Takes the canteen too.*
Aetos runs back with Julian. Gives Doopliss 1000 coins. "Charge the following 10 customers 500 coins per glass!"
Dragoshi: "...You okay, Alexia?"
Julian: "...Better idea." *Julian reaches into his vest, and pulls out... a hip flask! Look at that. Looks like it can hold about 7 ounces, or 5 cups.* "You mind fillin' this up?"
Aetos: "He'll do it for 2.5k!"
Alexia: "Yeah. I just wanted to see that look of Julian's again."
Julian: *Backhand.*
Alexia grins.
Doopliss: "Sure." He fills it up. "...But I still only charge 100 coin per glass."
Dragoshi: "Heh" *Smiles.*
Julian: "Great." *drops 600 coins on the table, and puts up the hip flask and downs the cup.*
Aetos runs along the path.
Darkdata: *Zoom next.*
Alexia: *Follow the yellowbrownredgreenblack whatever!*
Aetos: "We're off to kill Locos, the horrible Locos of lawfulness! Becausebecausebecausebecause because of the terribly lawful things he does!"
Dragoshi: *Pulls out a bottle of Gerald's alcohol... Or 3, empties them all on the ground cleans them with a Tidal Blast and heads over to Doopliss.* "...100 coins per lemonade, right?"
Julian: "...Not bad. Needs sugar." *Julian walks along the path... only he's walking so fast it's like he's running OMG.*
Alexia pistol-whips Aetos.
Aetos smacks Alexia with the keyblade. "Ta mere!"
Julian: *Punches Aetos in the larynx so he can't talk anymore.* *POW.*
Dragoshi: *Waits for an answer from Doopliss...*
Darkdata: "Thank you."
Alexia: *Double Mindblasts at Aetos.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers next encounter a foe of which few have survived.
Alexia: "YAY! Pinata!"
Dragoshi: *...Unanswered. Of course.*
Aetos mutters and silences Julian.
Metal Man (GM): A weird little mecha made out of ? blocks and vases... The Underkill.
Alexia: "..."
Metal Man (GM): A wimpy Koopa Troopa points at the Questers dramatically.
Koopa: "Heh heh! I'm gonna kill you!"
Alexia: *Mindblasts at him.*
Dragoshi: *Hate being overlooked. Guess I'll have to walk back to the others. Dammit.*
Metal Man (GM): It hurls a cheese doodle at Julian.
Aetos smacks Alexia for REAL with the keyblade. REVENGE, JERK.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *And Julian... completely doesn't even have to move.*
Alexia: *BLAM?*
Julian: *Punches said Koopa Troopa in the face.*
Metal Man (GM): He flies over the horizon.
Darkdata: *Sky Ding.*
Julian: *Julian's unstoppable!*
Darkdata: *Moving on.*
Julian: *Walkin'.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally reach... a burnt hole in the ground.
Alexia uses an Ultra Shroom and keeps going.
Dragoshi: "...Really want to get more lemonade..."
Alexia: "...METEOR SHOWERS!"
Dragoshi: *Follow.*
Metal Man (GM): A wide hole, with a single man with a crown sitting on a throne.
Alexia: "...Oh, wait."
???: "What brings you here, strangers?"
Dragoshi: "Hm? And, you are?"
Aetos pops in 4 regular shrooms.
Locos Docos: "I am Locos Docos, lord of this domain."
Aetos takes another sip.
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Hiya."
Aetos dispels the wind vacuum around Julian, too. "We are the... who are we again, guys?"
Julian: "Don't matter."
Dragoshi: *...Okay. Back to the lemonade stand, three empty, cleaned bottles in hand, ready to pay Doopliss 300 coins for each bottle to be filled. Yep.*
Aetos: "Fine. Give us dem dur "Good" emeralds, pal!"
Azure: .oO(This will go one of two ways... sadly its most likely the latter..)
Locos Docos: "If you wish to fight me, I am afraid you are not going to win. It was I who defeated the Questers and stole the Good Emeralds."
Alexia: "We'll see."
Azure: "We don't wish to fight you. But we do wish to lay claim to those good emeralds."
Locos Docos: "The Good emeralds are mine. Furthermore." He takes out a bottle of windex and drinks it. "I need them for my high-octane diet."
Darkdata: "... Let us kick his butt..."
Locos Docos: "Not so fast."
Azure: .oO(High... what?...)
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi get those three glasses. Now stop bugging me. :p
Dragoshi: *BACK TO ADVENTURE.*
Azure makes a mental note to go look up 'high octane' later.
Locos Docos: "I have all the Good Emeralds, right?"
Aetos: "Everyone knows the Questers are not invincible... but we're the NEGAQUESTERS. Champions of Chaos. Immune to your power, Locos Docos!"
Locos Docos: "Watch this."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out all seven, and then snaps his fingers. All the Questers' weapons vanish.
Alexia: "..."
Dragoshi: *Returns... After Locos does that. Unless he's like, LONG DISTANCE* "...Yea?"
Aetos: "...Ouch!"
Alexia shrugs and gets down into her battle pose anyways.
Julian: *Julian's still got his hands.*
Locos Docos: "Smart-alecks, eh?"
Aetos: "But... Those Good Emeralds use CHAOS energy! And you're a Lawful SOB!"
Darkdata: "I still have my voice."
Locos Docos: "No, they use good energy. In fact I shall now render you harmless."
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers, and the Questers all glow green.
Alexia: *Challenge: Defeat Locos using PSI moves only. No gun moves allowed.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks right up to Julian.
Locos Docos: "Hit me, midget man."
Aetos: "But... Good is Chaos! And Chaos is Good. "And Law is Evil, stinky LAWMAN LOCOS."
Locos Docos: "I have been to your realm... you are sadly mistaken."
Dragoshi: "You know..."
Darkdata: *Healing darksong on the enemy as a test.*
Metal Man (GM): He is healed.
Locos Docos: "Now... if you want these emeralds..."
Darkdata: "So much for that..."
Locos Docos: "...You must get me replacement relics."
Dragoshi: "Do we have to do seven difficult ta-Oh."
Aetos: "OK!"
Locos Docos: "For, while I can make people harmless... I can't harm them."
Julian: "Of course."
Locos Docos: "And that is horrible."
Dragoshi: "...'Course."
Aetos flourishes a bottle-cap. "Do you know what THIS beauty is?"
Locos Docos: "A bottle cap."
Aetos: "RIGHT. But -- Oh wait... you know about our dimension..."
Locos Docos: "I have been there, on vacation. I found it horrible."
Aetos: "That whole 'But in our dimension, Bottle Caps are godly' won't work..."
Locos Docos: "Now you will feel my pain of your dimension... in this one. My arch-foe, Kajidoh, possesses the Sword of Darkness. Take it from him."
Dragoshi: "...And that does... What? The sword I mean."
Alexia: "...'K."
Darkdata: "Can we have our weapons back first then?"
Alexia: "Where is he?"
Aetos: "Marshmallow?"
Locos Docos: "Your weapons are not truly gone. They vanish when around me."
Dragoshi: "...'Course."
Darkdata: "Oh."
Locos Docos: "The sword... I do not know." *He points to another road.* "Take the road through Celery Town and Toad Town. I will make sure the Questers do not stop you."
Aetos: "Oh, let them! I wanna protect the world from their devastation!"
Darkdata: "It is quite fun seeing them." *Makes :p face.*
Locos Docos: "But they are so annoying and whiny."
Azure just rubs his head.
Locos Docos: "You should see Pyro. He sets people on fire."
Aetos: "And denounce the evils in truth and love..."
Locos Docos: "You have it all wrong."
Aetos: "And EXTEND MY REACH to the stars above!"
Alexia: *turns to Aetos.* "Stop talking."
Locos Docos: "It goes, 'To Announce the laws of truth and love.'"
Aetos frowns. "EWW." He berates Locos.
Alexia: "..."
Darkdata: "Can we move on? -_-"
Locos Docos: "If you think that is bad, you should meet Tingle, who wanders around killing people with a frickin' vorpal sword."
Aetos gasps. "I can kill him with THIS!" *Holds Saturn Coffee.*
Darkdata: "Yeah, just get them out of our way."
Alexia rolls her eyes and heads down the road pointed out.
Darkdata: "It could help." *follow.*
Dragoshi: "...Right."
Locos Docos: "Perhaps... could I try some of that coffee?"
Aetos: "If you give me a Good Emerald."
Julian: *Gets the hell out of there.*
Locos Docos: "Okay."
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a coffee cup.
Dragoshi: *Follow, muttering.*
Aetos pours Locos some Saturn Coffee. He pours.*
Metal Man (GM): He drinks some... and his eyes go crazy.
Locos Docos: "Wait... no... my name is not Locos Docos..."
Darkdata: *walks back to see whats taking so long.*
Veejast Radshroom: "I am Veejast Radshroom!"
Aetos: "Amazing!!"
Veejast Radshroom: "Ahahahahahahaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!"
Aetos holds his hand out.
Veejast Radshroom: "I shall defeat you, evil people who do what I say!" He hurls maxshrooms at Aetos. He is healed over and over again.
Aetos: "Give me a Good Emerald!"
Alexia glances back at the others... just in time to see "Locos" go nuts.
Dragoshi: *Same...*
Aetos: "You can't break a promise... You're lawful!"
Veejast Radshroom: "Never! Get me... the Sword of Darkness!"
Alexia: "...Okay, this just took a one-way ticket to tunatown."
Julian: "Hate this place..."
Dragoshi: "...tunatown indeed."
Veejast Radshroom: "No. I am the evil lord Veejast Radshroom. I must have a sword which matches my alignment!"
Metal Man (GM): He puts on a hat much like Toad's.
Aetos: "You're just gonna lose it anyways!"
Metal Man (GM): Then he puts on a fake mustache.
Veejast Radshroom: "That is... half the fun!"
Aetos: "Don't you know you from our dimension? Bah! You're a LIAR." *Pouts.*
Veejast Radshroom: "Except... I do not die in this dimension. In fact, I live forever! Now get me my sword!"
Aetos: "Just ONE emerald?..."
Veejast Radshroom: "No! Now that I am evil, I must arbitrarily not give you one! Now... I need an assistant..."
Alexia: "Yes, but..."
Aetos: "Too cliche for me!"
Metal Man (GM): He finds a cactus, and puts a hat on it.
Veejast Radshroom: "This is my assistant, Vicky!"
Aetos jumps a lot and catches back up to the others.
Darkdata: *Throws his old cup with a few drops of lemonade left at Veejast.*
Alexia: "...Never mind." *continues down the road.*
Veejast Radshroom: "...Ahhh! My eyes! I'll get you next time, VCR!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down the path... and eventually find themselves before a massive shield with eyes stabbed into the ground.
Darkdata: "So much for that theory." *down the road.*
Metal Man (GM): The doors just open up to let the Questers inside.
Alexia heads inside.
Aetos: "I wonder if we'll see an Anti-Aetos!"
Darkdata: *follow.*
Julian: *Walkin'.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk inside. They see... organic flowers everywhere. It's like a hippie greenhouse.
Alexia: "I shudder to think of what an anti-me would b--what the heck?"
Dragoshi: *Follow...*
Metal Man (GM): In the center of it all is a very mellow looking Smithy.
Dragoshi: "...I'd rather not see an anti-me."
Darkdata: "A stable girl with one personalty?"
Smithy: "Peace out, flower people. Let us bring life to the planet."
Aetos: "It would be a sweet, kind little girl that is pretty and not anything like you."
Alexia: "..."
Aetos goes Windy.
Alexia: *hurt.* "Hey, now..."
Dragoshi: "It'd be inanely... odd. The anti-me I mean."
Aetos frowns. "Sorry, I didn't mean it, Alexia."
Darkdata: "He would be slow and half Mario and Birdo."
Aetos ceases windy-ness.
Darkdata: "Hello... Smithy...?"
Alexia looks up... and blinks.
Smithy: "You... you seek something. What is it you seek, people of the earth?"
Aetos: "Didn't he possess my brain a long while back?"
Alexia: "...A sword, I think."
Dragoshi: "...Sword of Darkness. It is said... You have it."
Aetos: "Do you also have the Chaos-Maker, by chance?"
Darkdata: *Read that as Chao(s)-Maker.*
Smithy: "No, but I have a brownie maker."
Aetos: "Oooh... can I have it?..."
Smithy: "Sure... take whatever you wish."
Alexia: "Er... nice flowers."
Aetos lunges for the brownie maker, and offers Smithy a bottlecap.
Metal Man (GM): Aetos takes it. It's a box which appears to make 'brownies' out of thin air. He nods and takes it, setting it besides himself.
Smithy: "As for the sword... I am afraid VCR took that."
Dragoshi: "...VCR?"
Smithy: "A Toad who wears a hat and a belt and boots and sunglasses."
Dragoshi: "Ah."
Aetos: "Is he totally cool in every way?"
Alexia leans over and smells one of the flowers.
Dragoshi: *Waits to see what happens when Alexia smells a flower.*
Aetos: "Cause there was this one koopa guy I knew, and he was like, a total dork... but that's fine. OOOhhh... VG! Does VCR cook?"
Smithy: "Yes, he is the best cook in the land."
Aetos: "Super."
Smithy: "He is the coolest person you can find. And he hates television."
Aetos: "Can you point us in his direction? Also, does he like Brownies?"
Smithy: "...This way." He points to a door conveniently out of the shield and further on the Questers' way.
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia.*"How's the flower smell?"
Alexia: "...ACHOO!"
Azure rubs his head briefly. Metal was slightly wrong: this world definitely had an effect. It ticked Azure off just slightly.
Dragoshi: "..." *Pulls out a tissue.* "...Here you go?" *Hands it to Alexia.*
Julian: *To the door.*
Alexia: "No thanks." *heads for the door, pedal on the floor.*
Dragoshi: "Okay, then." *puts tissue away, and follows.*
Azure follows. "This world is... an oddity. Just slightly so more than the one we currently belong to."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk out the door, aaaand... pause. What happens next, in the Nontor bizarro world? We'll find out!

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