Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 350: Plans of The Man
Date: March 31st & April 1st, 2007.
Tails: "You said it was too easy. Maybe it was. Look before you, the vast destruction... there is one program which can reverse that."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Yawn. Boring. If you don't have anyone else, how about I kill you all, does that sound fair?"
Tails: "But... it may be corrupted. Guarded by demons? Perhaps evil itself awaits you there?"
Dragoshi: "And that program is...?"
Alexia casually holds her gun up to Lev's face. "We'll handle it."
Julian: "Done it before."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Sup, 'lex?"
Tails: "So... here's the map coordinate."
Digifanatic: "Same old same old, I say."
Douglas pushes Alexia's gun away and stands in front of Levi.
Metal Man (GM): He sets a coordinate for 'Mount Wakatu' on the map, then walks away as the ship autopilots towards Capital City.
Digifanatic: "As long as the reversal doesn't include Ricky."
Darkdata: "Let's go."
Alexia: "...Personally, while we're going there, I think I'll celebrate a bit."
Tails: "I seriously don't recommend going to that mountain, but if you want, you can go there."
Douglas: "Is that in the Wakatu Kingdom?.. Where that king guy was supposed to be and we never saw him?"
Tails: "Definitely in the Wakatu Kingdom. The highest point, even!"
Digifanatic: "That's my concern. I'm all for having the buildings be repaired, but if that program includes Ricky, count me out."
Douglas: "So what was the program... if you know much about it?"
Tails: "This King fellow... he had a program which could repair the damage to the entire planet. But he demanded absolute control over it in return."
Digifanatic: "Cause that means we'll have to go through this same cycle all over again, and I know we don't want to do that... absolute control, oh, yikes."
Tails: "So, one day, it was agreed that program was not worth it, he vanished, and so did it. And since there was no damage, we thought it would be done cleanly. However robots appeared, destruction occurred, and now we have this mess. But it might be a trap, you know. Like the strange ship which nobody escapes from alive, nobody has exited that place alive either."
Douglas: "...So you've met this King?"
Vector: "Yes, I remember investigating it..."
Alexia: "Nobody until now."
Tails: "No, not specifically. He was around long before I was even born."
Digifanatic: *sighs... Kuja in Season 4 is coming back to his mind.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands in Capital City.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Wasn't this King punk the one who has Ruin Miasma? I want some of that."
Metal Man (GM): The freedom fighters file off. Tails stays last.
Tails: "Anyway... you can leave the planet if you want, or deal with that. Your choice. We could always try to rebuild... ourselves..."
Alexia: "Nice meeting you all... although I wish it was in better circumstances."
Digifanatic: "Tails, I'm a bit concerned about that trap theory."
Metal Man (GM): He glances at the Questers, and walks off.
Dragoshi: "...But that might take a long while..."
Vector: "Yeah, if you need a mystery investigated, just hire me!"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus... stays aboard.
Alexia: "I can't just abandon this place. I don't care what anyone says, I'm going."
Douglas: "And we don't like Ricky being able to come back..."
Grodus: "This is not my home planet."
Digifanatic: "With the whole 'nobody's escaped' and all... you never know what could have happened to those."
Grodus: "I desire to go back to... The Moon."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "If you give me some more Ruin Miasma I won't kill you all probably."
Dragoshi: "...Why the moon?"
Grodus: "It is where I originally existed, and wish to exist again."
Digifanatic: "They could have just been executed, or they could have been sent to some other planet like when we got sent to Turion."
Grodus: "Build a base, and such."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Which one, Lunarian or regular?"
Julian: "So are we gonna do this or not?"
Grodus: "The cult of the X-nauts shall live again... peacefully. And... regular moon. Lunarian one is garbage."
Alexia: "...Let's do it, Julian."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Ha! I know. Red planets suck."
Darkdata: "The cult just better not do anything evil."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Can I join? If you are?"
Julian: "Then let's get MOVIN', then." *Heads for the... wherever Tails said to go.*
Digifanatic: .oO(At least, if we get exiled to some edge-of-the-universe planet, it's happened to some of us before.)
Alexia: "Counteroffer, Lev."
Grodus: "No, we have no reason to. You have already made the world peaceful." He turns to Leviathan. "I shall get you a bandanna once we reach a true marketplace."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Awright!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship begins flying towards those mountains.
Glyph: *Leviathan pumps his arms.*
Alexia: "You stay on the ship and shut up and you won't get thrown out mid-flight."
Darkdata: *Holds out a open box of candy.* "Candy, Lev?"
Digifanatic: *Also heads for the mountaintop.*
Alexia: "I'm sure Julian here would be happy to oblige that request."
Julian: "Lord knows I've been waitin' to do it since you got outta the box."
Glyph: *Leviathan takes one and downs it.*
Darkdata: "Enjoy the next 72 hours as a female."
Alexia: "..." *high-fives Darkdata.*
Alexia: "I respect you now more than ever, Dark."
Darkdata: *Returns it.* "Why thank you."
Glyph: *Leviathan tries to cough it up.*
Darkdata: "Sorry, self absorbing."
Darkdata: "Even if you cough it up, you still have at least 5 hours female."
Alexia lifts the candy with TK, an insanely evil grin on her face.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Bleh. I'm made of poison, you dolt, I'll probably have some sort of... Just to be safe..."
Alexia: "C'mon, Lev, take your medicine..."
Glyph: *Leviathan runs.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Chuckles.*
Alexia chases after him, candy in possession.
Aaron joins the chase.
Glyph: *Leviathan tosses some fireballs back at his would-be captors.*
Dragoshi: *Just walks after them, wanting to watch the ensuing chaos... And he's a really fast walker.*
Alexia catches them all with Energy Control and snuffs 'em. .oO(Hrm, if I bounce the candy off the wall like so...)
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Seriously though I'd stop running if I were you because I could probably destroy you both. Probably."
Julian: *Really doesn't care, focuses on the oncoming trial.*
Darkdata: "He should start feeling the side effects of the first ingestion... right about now..."
Glyph: *Leviathan casts an obscuring field of energy shards all around.* *Leviathan coughs.*
Alexia casually ducks, bobs, weaves, jumps, and rolls through them all, still keeping her original speed. She just blasts through them with her Mindblasts.
Dragoshi: *Still keeping his original speed. Just 'cause.*
Digifanatic is getting away from the landing point just like everyone else.
Darkdata: "Anyway, enough guys: We should try to act a little more responsible."
Alexia: *while zooming along.* "C'mon, Lev, we'll stop if you eat it!"
Dragoshi: "...I'm just walking along and watching this. I'm pretty much irrelevant to this inanity, so eh." :/ *Leans 'gainst the wall.*
SIMBER: "If you waste your time with him... you might not notice we've landed."
Glyph: *Leviathan stops abruptly, folds his arms, and starts firing more shards.*
Metal Man (GM): The door out appears. The ship has landed atop an ancient mountaintop.
Dragoshi: *Exits to the place where we should be going.*
Darkdata: "So, time to go." *Follows Draggy.*
Julian: *Exits first, having not participated in the 'Torture Leviathan' contest.*
Alexia takes that time to fling the candy towards Lev's mouth at ballistic speed before heading off the Seeker.
Glyph: *Leviathan chokes on it.* "You're... just ensuring... your own demise... you know?"
Alexia casually reaches a hand backwards and pushes it down his throat using her TK. "It's worth every hit."
Azure follows Julian.
Glyph: *Leviathan is done playing games and starts firing the huge beams of death now.*
Douglas follows after Julian, also not helping in the charades.
Alexia: *KZZZZT.* *Yeah... out the ship's exit at ICBM speed.*
Grodus: "I predicted you would both waste time meaninglessly." *Hits Glyph, causing him to cough up the candy.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn those Questers! Damn them!"
Grodus: "I only stay with them because their candy doesn't work on me."
Darkdata: *Pokes his head back in.* "I predicted you would predict something." *... hahahha.* "Away!"
Metal Man (GM): At the mountains. The Questers are before two large, steel doors, in the mountain.
Alexia skids to a halt on the ground and gets back up to her feet.
Metal Man (GM): As the Questers walk before them, they slide open, throwing sparks and making grinding noises.
Alexia: "Still worth it." *brushes the dirt off of her clothes and heads into the doors.*
Darkdata: "Yep, good work Alexia."
Metal Man (GM): Some mist comes out, as the inside of a metallic hallway is revealed.
Julian: *Julian takes point as the group heads inside...*
Darkdata: *Bubble of air.*
Metal Man (GM): It's lit by a blue emergency light.
Darkdata: *Follows them inside.*
Dragoshi: *Goes on inside...*
Aaron follows the team.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk inside, moving along the ancient hallway until they reach a wide-open room, with controls and a lot of wires and LCD screens. They display information in a strange language.
Digifanatic: *heads inside.*
Metal Man (GM): *Clank.* *Clank.* *Clank.* *Clank.*
Dragoshi: *Tries to read the strange language.*
Darkdata: "Who can read that?"
Metal Man (GM): A man with metallic boots walks up behind the Questers.
Digifanatic: *Also goes to try and read the language.*
???: "So. You've come to my lair at last."
Alexia slowly turns around.
Dragoshi: *Turns around.*
Metal Man (GM): This language cannot be read by the Questers. And there, behind the Questers is... a walking suit of armor.
Darkdata: "Edward!... erm no..."
Metal Man (GM): It's high-tech, but the empty visor... it walks on its own, with red pupils generated by holodisplays which nobody can see.
Dragoshi: "...Hm. Living Armor?"
Darkdata: "I just wanted to yell that for some reason."
???: "Of course... you should know... That you have been on my planet uninvited for far too long."
Dragoshi: "And, you are?"
Alexia: "Anybody who comes in here must die, yada yada yada. Can't you come up with something original?"
???: "What do you mean, die?"
Dragoshi: *Chuckles at Alexia's comment.*
???: "No, no. I don't kill people."
Dragoshi: "Then what?"
???: "You're clearly the unoriginal people."
Digifanatic: .oO(Yup... I think we're getting exiled!)
Metal Man (GM): He flips a button, as another man walks out.
Alexia: "Strange, because then there've been an awful lot of alien abductions around here."
Darkdata: "No, you just make them bow to you for the safety of the planet."
Metal Man (GM): It's a man with a strange top-hat, a suit... and a single mechanical eye. He has a strange shotgun. He speaks in a nasally voice.
The Man: "Hello, Questers. Miss me? Solidus... what a failure that was."
Dragoshi: "...So, we meet again."
The Man: "Now... killing you would have been an option... but you are... too good, you know. To kill."
???: "That is why we have decided you would best ally yourselves with us. Enjoy... immortality as well as your other powers."
Alexia: *thinking.* "Let's see, what next... us being trapped in here forever?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow, we keep encountering the same folks way too many times.)
Alexia: "Yeah, I'll pass on that."
???: "Your leader has technology similar to ours. You, too, can be like him."
The Man: "You pass... even if it means... you will die?"
Julian: "Be like Metal? Thanks, but no thanks."
???: "You're free to exit any time, of course." He stands out of the way.
Alexia shrugs carelessly.
Julian: "He's fuckin' CRAZY."
The Man: "He... has inferior implants, I fear."
Alexia: "First we need something."
The Man: "Why should we give you anything?"
Douglas: "Why shouldn't we join them?.. I don't see why these people are so bad."
The Man: "Under your own conventions... we are perfectly peaceful, and we have no intent to harm you."
Douglas: "What are your goals, that we would have to follow?"
Digifanatic: "Douglas, don't even think about it."
The Man: "Follow? No, we don't give goals out."
Julian: "Somethin' in the Manifesto says we can't do that."
Douglas: "...Then why shouldn't we make new friends?"
Alexia: "Something in my PRIDE says we can't do that."
The Man: "I am one of the Saga Masters. I survived because of these implants. Tridus himself... could not kill me."
Dragoshi: "...Does the Manifesto even work outside of Nintendus' boundaries?" :/ "...Huh."
Douglas: "Good! Tridus is an evil being."
???: "Tsk tsk. Manifestos. Your planet is safe. Those were wartime powers. Did you ever ask your leader?"
Julian: "It's a QUESTER Manifesto. Not a NINTENDUS Manifesto."
Douglas: "Could you, say, not dominate this planet, if we ally with you?"
???: "Why would we need to dominate the planet?"
Douglas: "You could help protect it, and be respected by everyone, if you ally us."
The Man: "We only administrate our own grounds."
Alexia: "Shut up, Douglas."
The Man: "We simply ask if you wish to be rewarded for what you have done for us."
???: "The King is pleased with you. Ricky was threatening his ground."
Alexia: "I'd believe that more if he was here to tell us."
The Man: "The King... is resting. He cannot see you for another while."
Julian: "There's always a catch. I ain't willin' to take the bait to see what it is."
The Man: "If you feel we have a catch, by all means, leave. We need not plague you with fears of traps."
Alexia: "Not until we get what we need."
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "This invokes so much naivety and nonchalance..."
The Man: "I assure you, fair madam, we cannot give you whatever it is without a deal... what are you wanting?"
Alexia: "Ask them. I'd most likely mess up the request."
Julian: "There's this button."
The Man: "Oooh. A button."
Metal Man (GM): He takes one off of his suit and hands it to Julian.
Douglas: "These medieval people are always respecting..."
The Man: "Here you go."
Dragoshi: "...Cut the sarcasm. That's not what he meant."
The Man: "You need more... than one button?" He looks at his suit. "But I only had one spare..."
Julian: "Wasn't done, YOU. 'Parrently there's this button that'll heal the whole planet."
The Man: "Oh... that one."
The Man: "The King told us never to touch that."
Dragoshi: "...And, why is that?"
Douglas: "Probably bring back some evils that were on the planet originally?"
The Man: "The people of this planet don't want his rule in exchange for the healing. He doesn't want to plague them with that again."
Dragoshi: "I see."
Julian: "Who the hell IS this King, anyway?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh boy... that doomsday laser program all over again!)
Julian: "You got a picture of 'em or somethin'?"
The Man: "Only he specifies whether you should know."
Darkdata: "Then let the planet be healed without him ruling. It's win-win!"
???: "Perhaps one of us is he. He has always said he never likes to be seen easily."
The Man: "The button is hardwired to set the preconditions... whatever gibberish he said."
Julian: "Look, cut the Riddler crap. Can we see a picture of this so-called king?"
The Man: "He destroyed all of the pictures of him."
???: "You may have heard of it before. No pictures of him exist."
Julian: "Then show us where he's fuckin' SLEEPIN'."
The Man: "He... has hidden that, too. We can't find him unless someone agrees to his terms."
???: "He was adamant we never reveal him, even if we did know where."
Julian: "SomeONE? Just one person?"
The Man: "Well... a representative."
Julian: "Douglas, you're up."
Douglas: "Oo? What are your terms?"
The Man: "Depends. Do you want The Button, or just to ally with us?"
???: "The Button is very dangerous. I wouldn't press it, myself."
Douglas: "...PERSONALLY, I'd rather ally with you. But Alexia seems to want to silence my beliefs and wishes."
The Man: "That is simple, then. To ally with us, should you choose, a cybernetic implant is added which prevents you from dying of old age except should you wish to die."
The Man: "This implant may also grant more bonuses, of course all bonuses come with... offsets. I used the least invasive option, myself."
Douglas blinks. "That sounds powerful."
Alexia: *coldly.* "Douglas, you know that is not what I meant. Do NOT twist my words."
Douglas: "Hey, Alexia. I wanted to ally, you said 'Shut up'!"
The Man: "As a part of it, we swear to defend one another when the other is in danger and not fighting against one another. It is... that simple."
Douglas shakes his head. "What if you are against one of our other allies?"
The Man: "The agreement cannot take that into account. We only ally with those who have the implants. For simple reasons... the implants ensure you cannot be mind-controlled into attacking us or vice versa. It enhances your will."
The Man: "Tridus tried his very own attack to make me attack that armor there... and it failed. He tried to make me kill innocents... I cut a hole in his arm instead."
Douglas frowns. "Alright... for the better of everyone... but I hope the situation where you oppose one of our other friends never comes up."
???: "Of course, if you 'need' The Button, this won't really solve that."
Alexia: "And of course you bring this up AFTER an agreement is struck."
Douglas: "I know we don't need the button... The citizens are sadly willing to rebuild the planet on their own. As in... willing to, but don't want to."
Alexia: "...And you'd let them do it without help?!"
The Man: "If you agree, then you may sign this." He takes out a contract and lays it on a table near Douglas.
Dragoshi: "..." *How willing were they to do so again?*
Alexia feels her hands clenching into fists. "I can't believe you'd even say that, Douglas!"
???: "You can also leave... or if you insist, and represent this planet... press The Button. It is all your choice."
Dragoshi: "...Woah, woah, woah. Everyone. Stop."
Douglas: "Why wouldn't I say that? Didn't Tails himself say that?"
Alexia slams a fist down on the table. "THAT'S NOT THE DAMN POINT!"
Dragoshi: "..." *And of course he's ignored.*
Alexia: "You're signing a contract with people we don't know, agreeing to get an implant you know NOTHING about, letting innocent bystanders clean up this mess while you lounge around drinking and shooting pool!"
Douglas looks to Dragoshi. "What is your advice?"
Alexia: "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!"
The Man: "If you really must harm one another, please take it outside... these metallic tables are expensive to make."
Julian: *Julian just stands back, watching Alexia and Douglas go back and forth.*
Digifanatic: *w to Dragoshi.* "Void all over again."
Dragoshi: "...I say instead of The Button, we ask for materials that could be used to help the people rebuild their planet a little more quickly. ..." *Now expects to be bitched at in...*
Douglas: "Well... is there any way to further our trust before making such a... erm... daring sacrifice, Man, and Suit-of-Armor?"
Alexia leans on the table, breathing heavily. That took a lot out of her.
Douglas: "You seem VERY friendly and peaceful to me, but some people don't trust as easily... It was also your king, after all, who enslaved the dead of Wakatu, wasn't it?"
The Man: "We have mentioned all we can... there is nothing else for you to know."
???: "The King restricts our ability to know what this building is all about, you see."
The Man: "And... we have no materials either."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Douglas: "Oh. Do you know of the history of this planet? I just wanted to know if you knew of any evils that came from this planet's beginnings..."
The Man: "We fought some, in the past... but... that was eons ago."
Douglas: "It seems to me like any evils from the planet long ago, would return if the planet was restored as such... I wouldn't like that."
The Man: "No, this only restores the planet. The machine has no evils tied into it."
Douglas: "Ah... still, in exchange for it, the people would have to hand over their territory. We all know already that is not an option."
Douglas: "Well... in GOOD FAITH... I'm obliged by my conscience to ally with your kingdom, Man and Armor."
The Man: "Then sign the contract."
Douglas: "Yeah, Julian?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Stop pulling this crazy crap--) "You have no idea who you're dealing with... They could be setting you up for all I know..."
Julian: "Lemme tell you one thing. In all of my experiences on Earth, Nintendus, an' here, I've learned one thing. Somethin' that's been instilled into me since I was born: NEVER trust The Man."
Dragoshi: *Drag tries to determine The Man's motive.*
Douglas: "But... I think it's for the best right now. If something bad comes of it, then we can find a way to deal with it."
Digifanatic: "I'm with Julian on that one."
Julian: "You'll jus' be settin' yo'self up for a fall."
Digifanatic: "We've fallen to too many of others' plans and we get screwed."
Metal Man (GM): The Man seems to be telling the truth.
Alexia tries to slowly reach over and pull the contract away slowly from Aetos.
Dragoshi: "...Odd. He seems to be telling the truth." :/
The Man: "Personally, a group which tries to keep me from exercising my free will is one I would avoid associating with."
Darkdata: *Looks over and reads the contract out loud.*
Digifanatic: "I like your emphasis on the word 'seems.'"
Julian: "Great. Let me phone the king of Not Care."
Douglas frowns at The Man.
The Man: "So while I could see why you would ally with us, it makes me wonder why you ally with them."
Contract: 'The undersigned agrees that:
- They will have a cybernetic implant, of type of their choosing, implanted to grant them eternal life, up to and until they choose to die, although it cannot prevent death from injury...
- In a time of need for either the signer or the other signers, all who have signed are obligated to aid the other signers...
- Except if the signers are fighting one another, in which case this contract does not apply...
- The signer is not to be ordered, mind-controlled, or otherwise have their will damaged by the providers of the cybernetics.
Metal Man (GM): It finishes there, with a line to sign.
Alexia: "...I spy a trap."
Douglas: "I don't..."
Darkdata: "Nice loophole, as the king is really not providing the cybernetics."
Dragoshi: "..." *Thinking...*
Digifanatic: *Is in adamancy of not going for it.*
Darkdata: "And it can be taken very loosely. But don't mind me, *sits away from the rest.*"
Julian: "Remember what I said, Aetos..." *backs off.*
Alexia puts a hand on the top of the contract and stares directly into Douglas's eyes. Not blinking, not moving.
Douglas: "Ok... well, if anything bad comes of it, and I end up trying to kill you all, then just take me out, I know you already can."
Digifanatic: .oO(Holy crap, it's like he doesn't care anymore!)
Douglas: "Maybe then Julian can be even with me for helping The Void way back."
Dragoshi: "..." *Stays silent.*
The Man: "But let me re-iterate I have no intention of tricking you... that would be bad."
Douglas: "I agree, Man."
???: "We have lacked manpower for decades now. The Man is only a recent addition. Even then, you will probably be busy going elsewhere, so you will merely have been rewarded."
Digifanatic: *to himself.* "Recent..."
Douglas: "But I have to listen to these people out of... I don't know. They just don't trust as easily as I do."
Azure: .oO(It seems they can be trusted... but I have been deceived before. I'll go with instinct for now..)
???: "Can you trust people who don't trust you?"
Dragoshi: "...I am neutral in all this."
Alexia: "We can't trust HIM because he's gone behind our backs before. You're a traitor, Douglas. You're branded. And I hope you stay that way for the rest of your life."
Douglas: "Gee. How convincing of you."
The Man: "We, on the other hand, trust you. For... you have given us your consideration, despite great... odds..."
Dragoshi: "...Hmph. Being a bitch about it doesn't help, Alexia" *Woah. Harsh.*
Aaron: "Gee, there lot crabby people here."
???: "I wish we could just have a decision... yes or no. Or Button. Your choices."
Douglas shakes his head and signs it. "They seem like good people."
Dragoshi: "...That's an understatement, Bones. Yet, so true." :/
Alexia: "...You disgust me."
Douglas: "Like I said... anything DOES go wrong... just whack me, because I fell for something again."
Alexia takes her hand off the contract and turns her back to Douglas.
Digifanatic: .oO(Douglas, you are screwed.)
The Man: "Now it is time to give you... your reward."
Dragoshi: "..." *Just stays silent. After all. Dragoshi is supposed to be neutral in all this...*
Darkdata: "Well no button, however aid in rebuilding would be a good idea." >_>
Douglas frowns. .oO(This is gonna hurt.)
Alexia: "...No, I think I'd rather let you suffer in your own silent hell."
The Man: "Do you wish for a nearly invisible implant like mine?" *He takes off his hat and shows a single metallic plate on the side of his head.* "Or perhaps... stronger arms? Guns on your shoulders? Eye lasers? Ultrasonic vision?"
Douglas: "... Probably the nearly-invisible one..." *frown again.*
The Man: "The King invented this to grant people who wished to live better lives what they wished. Then follow me." He walks over to a wall, and presses some buttons.
Douglas: "This is gonna hurt. Be back soon..."
Metal Man (GM): A person-sized container appears.
Douglas reluctantly 'steps in.'
Azure would say something..but..
Dragoshi: *Silent... Eerie.*
Metal Man (GM): He steps in. It closes... goes down... then quickly comes back up. Douglas passes out, then wake up, feeling almost entirely the same. A small metallic plate the size of a golf ball's worth is on the left side of Douglas' head.
Metal Man (GM): Douglas feels... better. Any illnesses or chronic conditions he had are gone. There is absolutely no change in his personality or will or anything. No pain either.
The Man: "Now, if you would look for yourselves, besides the minimal plate there, he is exactly the same. He is free to do as he wishes."
???: "He could attack us, run out the door, push The Button... it doesn't limit him."
Douglas sighs. "So how can we contact you?"
The Man: "We have wide-range communications. Frequency C2H."
Digifanatic: .oO(I don't know about you others, but I'm not using "We" in that context, Dougie.)
Douglas: "What is your organization's alias?.. Kingdom of Wakatu?"
The Man: "The King's Men."
Douglas: "Alright... then."
Darkdata: "Could you put humpty Dumpty together again?"
The Man: "Unlike some King's men, though... we can put Humpty Dumpty right back together again."
Dragoshi: .oO(I wonder if they have a subdivision called 'The King's Horses'. >_>) "...Nice one, Dark." >_>
The Man: "...And the planet, too, but you remember the cost for that... And you know that cliche too..." @_@
Dragoshi: "...Yea. We do." @_@ "Know any alternate solutions?"
The Man: "No. We don't have the manpower, this building is slowly falling apart, and The King is adamant. I wish it could be done some other way, but The King is weird like that."
???: "The King does as the King wills... but does he care for this planet? Not even I know."
Darkdata: "Hmm... I am going to get Tails. Be right back."
Douglas: "Well... don't go picking fights anytime soon, then... See you later? We'll go tell everyone that we still can't just magically make the planet revert back without giving it to The King."
Darkdata: *Runs off to get the freedom fighters.*
The Man: "As you wish... if you are all done here, I will go and continue my duties."
???: *Stands aside and walks inside, to where The Man is.* "It has been... interesting... to see you."
Darkdata: *yelling.* "Stay there till I can get the others here!"
Douglas: "Erm... What can we call YOU, Suit-of-Armor?"
The Armor: "The Armor. The King would like it that way."
Douglas: "...You don't have 'The Sword'... do you?"
The Armor: "Also, The King hereby dubs Aetos 'The Wind', for his official title."
Douglas: "You seem to need -- Wow."
The Armor: "No, we do not have any such thing."
Dragoshi: "...Well, this has been interesting. I hope we didn't cause you too much trouble, though." :/
Douglas: "Maybe Link could sign up and be The Sword... and... then... someone with a Shield could be The Shield... we'd have a full-fledged knight in shining armor."
The Armor: "Maybe, but we tend to keep to ourselves... you can recruit, though."
The Man: "I shall tend to The King." He walks outside of the room and into a hallway.
Dragoshi: "...But anyway... I shall take my leave." *Exits the place.*
Douglas: "We should just follow Darkdata outta here. We'll talk to the others without these two... I'm sure it's fine."
Digifanatic: "Yeah." *leaves the building back to where they were.*
Julian: *Julian left after Aetos signed the contract.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers leave, arriving at the ship, which can leave for Capital City.
Digifanatic: "Well, nothing much else to do..." *boards the ship and sits down.*
Darkdata: *Filling them in on everything.* "So... that is the whole story."
Douglas: "...Odd how all peace apparently arrives on the planet once the Seeker is fully repaired... we're able to move to our next destination immediately, it seems."
Digifanatic: .oO(Julian, if you're right and they set a trap on us, boy, will I be glad that I have trusted YOU instead of THEM.)
Douglas has arrived on the Seeker while saying that.
Aaron saunters into the ship, having no real clue of what's happened.
Dragoshi: .oO(...This is why I prefer being neutral on some issues. They sometimes degenerate into idiotic drama.) *In the Seeker as well.*
SIMBER: "So I see."
Julian: *Julian's just sitting in a chair, arms crossed and head down.*
SIMBER: "I'm relaying the information to the others. We can prepare for our next mission immediately."
Dragoshi: "And, that is...?"
Douglas: "Another world?"
Aaron is disappointed that there wasn't a fight, yet again.
Darkdata: "I think we should at least, help try to rebuild. What do the rest of you think?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I'll tell you what I think!" *Leviathan begins to choke Darkdata.*
Dragoshi: "...We could always send supplies to help them rebuild via the Kuja ship... If that's even a good idea at the moment... Or if the materials would be compatible." :/
Digifanatic: "Wait... couldn't we have just talked to a couple of Genetian civilians regarding that issue and not those other guys?"
Douglas: "...Maybe we could let it balance it out on its own, like I think the Ultimate Emerald would want."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man appears on the ship.
Glyph: *Leviathan pauses his choking to look at who appeared.*
Metal Man: "Well, that's a wrap, Questers. Quite a mess, isn't it? Well... we did fix it, of course."
Darkdata: *Pushes him away.* "After Julian your choking skills are nothing."
Metal Man: "Mostly... but, eh. We can help them rebuild ourselves."
Azure: "That does sound much easier."
Metal Man: "Next up, we have ourselves some more planets. Star Fox's home planet is under attack from none other than Andross... again."
Julian: "Metal? Honestly? It don't seem like we did much 'cept get rid of the Military."
Glyph: *Leviathan would respond violently but... it... is too busy folding its arms around itself to look normal.*
Julian: "Everythin' ELSE backfired on us."
Darkdata: "Good thing you never noticed the long hair yet."
Metal Man: "Volunteering to help clean up the rest of Genetia, Julian? Excellent!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Rargh!"
Metal Man: "I'll write your name on the list."
Douglas: "Andross? That is... Fox's dad, right?"
Metal Man (GM): *Writes it on down.*
Glyph: *Leviathan begins choking Darkdata... again.*
Julian: "Take my name off the list."
Darkdata: *Force repel.*
Dragoshi: .oO(C'mon Metal... Do the opposite...)
Glyph: *Leviathan is still choking Darkdata.*
Metal Man: "Nah... you're right. I don't need a list. All the Questers should fix up Saga."
Darkdata: "Well, at least everyone can see the melons now."
Douglas: "...Should we be calling it Saga now?"
Darkdata: *While distracted run away.*
Glyph: *Leviathan is still attempting to suffocate Darkdata.*
Darkdata: "Stop or I give you a purple nurple."
Glyph: *Leviathan backs off.*
Aaron: "What purple nurple?"
Glyph: *Leviathan also attacks with a big beam of destruction.*
Digifanatic: *mutters to Metal.* "I'll do whatever as long as it doesn't involve The Man, The Armor, and The King. I don't want to be interacting with them..."
Darkdata: *Mirror counter.*
Glyph: *Leviathan is knocked back into the hallway and the hallway behind that hallway.*
Metal Man: "Why must you always hit one another?"
Darkdata: "... he kinda hit himself."
Dragoshi: "...I have no idea."
Metal Man: "It's like Punch and Judy... er... anyway. You have some free time before we start up again."
Douglas: "I dunno what started this one... but how about you stop the issue?"
Dragoshi: "...Who and wha?"
Digifanatic: "As in how long?"
Metal Man: "Just a day."
Digifanatic: .oO(And we still don't know what happened to Garrick.)
Douglas calls Wario and Waluigi's bank on the Dex, if he can.
Wario: (Dex) "Eh?"
Douglas: "Hey. Sorry for bailing on you, but... I'd feel a lot safer if I could hold onto my account's box?.. I've got Julian here to open it and make the transactions I might want to do in the future, if you think he's trustworthy."
Wario: (Dex) "How can we add money to it, then?"
Douglas: "Julian can't open the box?"
Darkdata: "I need to talk with Wario after your done."
Wario: (Dex) "Who's money is he going to put into it to increase it?"
Douglas: "Well how can I get ahold of the money if we need it, if we're on different planet-- Hey... there's an idea... Ricky is dead... why don't you use some of his money to open up banks on the new planets we head off to?..."
Wario: (Dex) "We'll need a death certificate first."
Metal Man (GM): E Li Three walks into the bridge.
E Li Three: "Heeelloooooo Questers!!!!" *Walks into the wall.*
Julian: "GET OUT."
Douglas: "Hi E Li. Do you have Ricky's Death Certificate?"
E Li Three: "But... today is my birthday!"
Dragoshi: *Parroting.* "Heeelloooooo E Li!"
Darkdata: "Can you fix this planet E Li Three? And happy Birthday?"
Digifanatic: *keeps his mouth shut.*
E Li Three: "Fix the planet? What? No. All I can do... is this."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a flower, then eats it.
Douglas: "Who can we see about getting a death certificate for Ricky in less than a day?"
Darkdata: "So Wario can use the money to repair the planet, and make it so he will have a planetful of loyal customers for years to come?"
Glyph: *Leviathan gets up from being knocked into the wall and readies to wring the neck of the nearest person, who appears to be E Li Three.*
Douglas: "Yeah, Darkdata. Sure. And more and more, by reaching even more planets."
Digifanatic: .oO(Crazy but it works.)
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Oh, it's you. Weren't you going to help me destroy them?"
Douglas waits for an answer about getting a Death cert... ANYONE in the room have an idea?
E Li Three: "Yes. I shall destroy them right now."
Metal Man (GM): He puts a party hat on Julian's head.
E Li Three: "See? He is dead now. Hee hee hee!"
Julian: *Legendary Fist To Face Technique.*
E Li Three: "Ow!"
Douglas would try to summon Death, but would look like a fool, since Death is afraid of us all.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I guess I should probably avenge my fallen comrade or something. Dammit. Why'd it have to be the big one?"
Douglas tries anyways. "Death Death Death, come out and reap some souls or something."
Azure lets his hand rest against his face...
Dragoshi: *Leaning 'gainst el wallo.*
Douglas: "Look, Death! Julian is trying to harvest a soul for you!" *sighs.*
Glyph: *Leviathan gives up and heads over to the nearest chair and slumps over, thoroughly resigned to having done too damn much today.* "Two beams of death is my quota. The rest of you can go kill yourselves."
Douglas: "Dangit, Death, everyone knows you're always watching us. Show up so you can prove you got Ricky's soul!" *probably looks silly to Wario, at this moment.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Oh wait. I should probably give this to make up for what's-his-face-ly taking over and punching him."
Wario: (Dex) "..." O_o "... I'll speak to you later..." He hangs up.
Glyph: *Leviathan tosses over a flashlight to E Li Three.*
Douglas: "No! Arg!"
E Li Three: "Woo! Let's see what happens when I turn this on."
Metal Man (GM): He points it at Julian and turns it on.
Douglas: "E Li Three, go get Ricky's death certificate before the CAMERA PEOPLE ATTACK YOU."
Julian: *Legendary Fist To Face Technique happens, biatch.*
Digifanatic: *sigh.* "I'll be in my room..."
Metal Man (GM): The ray hits Julian and deals damage, then knocks him into the wall. The fist can't hit him when the fist's owner is stuck in the wall.
Douglas: "E LI THREE THE CAMERA BEINGS ARE GETTING TESTY."
Digifanatic leaves, trying to escape all of this--after everything that's been going down, a free day sounds real nice for this guy.
Julian: *Julian attacked first* >:O(
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hop said something about building a weapon of ultimate destruction and since he recovered some and or most of his marbles I guess he did."
E Li Three: "Ooh! This is a lucky flashlight! But two marbles short of a weapon of ultimate destruction. I handle those all the time. Like the shoes of instant pieification."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I could probably have Hop build all sorts of crazy crap now."
Julian: *...And E Li Three just pissed Julian off. This is not what you call a good idea. Julian BURSTS from the wall and goes to turn E Li Three's face into something that resembles the consistency of melted butter.*
Glyph: *Leviathan looks the other way this time.*
Azure: "...well it seems this cant be avoided..."
Douglas: "Dear lord. Metal?"
Darkdata: "I give you a antidote for the candy if you build something that will help fix the mess the planet is in. In a way that I approve of."
Douglas: "Do you have the authority to sign Ricky's death certificate?"
Julian: *Legendary Fist To Face Technique x8!*
Azure: "Should we do something..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I dunno. I am damn good looking either way." *Leviathan pushes his hair back.*
Metal Man (GM): E Li Three's face is hit repeatedly. It flies off and hits a wall and explodes. He takes out a new one and puts it on.
E Li Three: "I never liked that face, anyway."
Douglas: "Do you have the authority to sign Ricky's death certificate, Metal?"
Darkdata: "Well, it could be worse... you could of noticed the hot pink color of your hair."
Metal Man: "Nope."
Aaron returns to his quarters and goes back to sleep.
Douglas calls Wario back now.
Wario: (Dex) "Now what?"
Julian: *And of COURSE anything Julian does to someone who's provoked him is rendered useless.*
Douglas: "How about you just come with us, and NOT use Ricky's money to build new banks?"
Julian: *Looks for an airlock.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Did somebody say something about using money to buy tanks? If so, I'm there."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Ah. That's lame then." *Leviathan picks up a fireball and tosses it between his two hands.*
Wario: "...It's customer money. And he's not dead according to our records."
Douglas: "But just come with us and NOT use his money."
Darkdata: "Who can verify death?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I'm pretty good at verifying it when I kill things."
Dragoshi: "...We reduced him to dust. And Iggy vaporized the dust."
Darkdata: "In the paperwork sense of the idea."
Julian: *Continues looking for the airlock. For which to eject E Li Three so I can go to bed with SOME degree of satisfaction.*
Douglas: "You know what, fine then. I'll be at that bank in a jiff."
E Li Three: "Anyway... I must be on my way." *wanders on out through the airlock.*
Douglas asks for a warp there, just to deposit money again.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Bye E Li."
Julian: *Whatthefuckever. Julian heads off to his quarters, flipping Leviathan the bird as he heads out.*
Glyph: *Leviathan flips off Julian back.* "I'll start with him, I think."
Darkdata: "Go for it." *Cough.* "I mean don't do anything evil."
Glyph: *Leviathan looks around.*
Douglas: *Doot doot doot Warp?*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn, it's going to get hard to kill you guys the more I hang around--you seem less like heroes and more like killer maniacs--my type. Get me some damn Ruin Miasma every so often and I might even take orders."