Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 351: Grudge of the Millenium
Date: April 1st, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Aboard the Seeker, everybody's feelin' the end of the mission from yesterday. It is eerily peaceful, as the ruined land of Genetia's clouded atmosphere continues to turn as usual.
Aaron enters the bridge, with towel in hand from his time in the gym.
Glyph: [Hop] "Hello Questers!"
Aetos: "Hrm... I wonder if we could get rid of that poisonous cloud before we go."
Glyph: [Hop] "I built something!"
Aetos: "A giant purifier?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Uh... what? Is that what I was supposed to be doing?"
Dragoshi: "...No idea." :/ "What'd you build anyway?"
Digifanatic: "Well, I'm waiting to see what you made..." .oO(As long as it's reasonable.)
Metal Man looks over the controls, flying slow and smooth around Genetia. "Hmmm..."
Glyph: *Hop twirls and holds out a... perfume container. He drops it on the floor about where he dropped things on the old Seeker and slides away to another part of the same room.*
Dragoshi: "...Yes, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Nothing. Just overseeing."
Digifanatic: *looks at the perfume container.* "Oh..."
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then." *Dexes the perfume container to see what it really is.*
Dex: "Unknown... scanning. It... makes you smell invisible?"
Darkdata: "How odd, Dex, does it mask smells or make your nose invisible?"
Dragoshi: "...Scent of invisibility?"
Dex: "No. It just makes you smell as if you're invisible."
Dragoshi: "How does that even work?"
Darkdata: "I do not want to know."
Douglas: "So... it does nothing."
Glyph: *Hop twirls some more.*
Metal Man: "Hm... there's an interesting message here... some sort of distress call. Should we check it out?"
Dragoshi: "...Don't see why not."
Digifanatic: .oO(Odd things...) "Sure."
Glyph: [Hop] "Don't forget to take my item of ultimate power!"
Dragoshi: "What's the message anyway?"
Metal Man: "The message says... eh. I can't make it out."
Metal Man: "How's this for a message?" *turns it on.*
Message: "Beqohqegb qeoqebteoebteqw" *Static.* *BOOOM.*
Douglas: "...So where is it?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I think I can read the boom if you give me enough time. Boom, it says. Yes."
Douglas: "It isn't saying Boom. It's GOING Boom."
Metal Man: "Well, let's see what makes a weird babbling noise, then explodes."
Glyph: *Hop turns her head sideways.*
Metal Man (GM): It finally lands. The landing chute opens, masks and such are available.
Grodus: "Don't take too long--I want to be back on the moon soon."
Darkdata: *bubble 'o air.* "I really hate those masks."
Glyph: [Hop] "Can I join you?"
Darkdata: "If you really want to. And if it is alright with the others."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh, I meant on the moon. The moon is pretty."
Dragoshi: *Grabs the perfume then, and puts on a mask.*
Digifanatic: *masks up and walks out.*
Grodus: "Yes. On the moon."
Douglas puts one of the masks on and leaves.
Aaron grabs a mask and follows the team.
Dragoshi: *Walks out as well, seeing as he's got the mask on and perfume at hand. a-yep.*
Glyph: [Hop] "I have a PhD in Moonology, or something that rhymes with that. It's hard to remember."
Darkdata: *Follows everyone else.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally see a crashed space ship. Odd. No burns to it. There's a big hole in it, though. Like somebody just pried it open.
Metal Man (GM): About the 10 feet wide, 10 feet tall, 15 feet long. It's an old model. A hand appears from the wreckage.
Metal Man (GM): ...It pulls itself out... it's an ancient Quantum robot.
QRobot: "Sentient being detected. Scanning."
Metal Man (GM): It scans Digi.
QRobot: "Intent: Benign."
Metal Man (GM): It gets up and walks right past Digi.
Metal Man (GM): It begins walking into the vast, purple desert.
Dragoshi: "...Should we follow it or check the ship...?"
Douglas: "Um... follow it. Hey, Mr. Robot!"
Douglas: "We have a question!"
Darkdata: *Runs behind Douglas.*
Douglas runs after it, then.
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *keeps pace with the other Ds.*
Dragoshi: *Keepin' pace with the others. By walking.*
Metal Man (GM): It turns around and points at Douglas.
QRobot: "State your intent."
Darkdata: "We heard a distress signal and we came to check it out. So you knwo anything about it?"
Douglas: "Were you the one who send a message to our ship?"
Qrobot: "No, and no."
Harnit warps in... Clueless and useless as usual!
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Was there anyone on that ship over there or was there nothing interesting?"
Harnit: "Ah... Greetings, all." *Quickly hastens after the others.*
Douglas: "Well we got an indecipherable distress message, and then heard an explosion, and it came from this area... it makes sense if it was that ship you came from."
QRobot: "I do not know of what you speak." *Continues walking.*
Digifanatic: "Eh, well, perhaps we can find it together. Was there anybody or anything else of importance in your ship?"
Darkdata: "Fine, where are you going then?"
QRobot: "That is not your business."
Digifanatic: "To both questions?"
QRobot: "Yes." He's continuing walking, and heading towards a cave up ahead...
Digifanatic: "Thank you."
Douglas blinks rapidly, and motions to follow the robot into the cave.
Metal Man (GM): You follow him as he wanders into the cave... it smells metallic in there...
Darkdata: "The metallic smell kind of reminds me of blood."
Harnit goes to follow Doug...
Digifanatic: *keeps walking.*
Aaron follows the team.
Darkdata: *Follow through the cave that leads to the killer robot.*
Douglas flips through Gerald's Legacy as they walk for anything that looks like this robot he's stalking.
Dragoshi: *Follows the others, walking behind...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk inside the cave... It's a factory! A Quantum Robot factory that has been undisturbed for many years... The robot they are following was never known to Gerald. Nor were any similar ones made by Gerald, or seen by him.
Douglas closes the book and puts it away.
Metal Man (GM): The robot walks casually along as machines generate more machines. It gets deeper and deeper, dim electric lights keeping the place visible. The Questers pass a machine which stamps plates into armor, and around a bend... The robot turns around, noticing it is being followed.
QRobot: "It appears my logic has slipped. You should not be here. I shall de---"
Metal Man (GM): A flash appears in its eyes.
QRobot: "...Yes... master."
Metal Man (GM): It turns around and continues walking, this time, towards a massive door.
Darkdata: "... Killer Robot."
Metal Man (GM): The door begins unscrewing and unlocking itself. It's 50 feet tall, meant to allow massive robot shipments through.
Digifanatic looks to see if the QRobot has any of those implants Douglas got from The Man.
Metal Man (GM): Eventually, a valve hisses and it slowly opens.
Harnit: "... I don't like that."
Metal Man (GM): The QRobot has no such thing. It is entirely robot. The Questers then see... Massive Room. This room is 100 feet tall by 200 feet wide and 200 feet long. There are a massive pileup of broken, dead machines in here. ...On the pile is Smithy. And... Erzez. The Phantoms.
Darkdata: "It's huge!.. and... what is..."
Metal Man (GM): The Thirteen Gentlemen droids are dead here... well. Twelve of them.
Dragoshi: "..." *Low whistle.* "Machine graveyard?" :/
Metal Man (GM): Scrap pieces from Smithysats, failed Machine Mades, and even the Axem Rangers...
Digifanatic: "My goodness..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The robot walks, and stops at the middle of the room.
QRobot: "My master has been waiting for you."
Metal Man (GM): He bows and steps aside... and a strange control panel is behind him. It's the largest one the Questers have ever seen.
Metal Man (GM): It shows controls for countless machines, most of them dead. It has a screen with a line on it... like for a voice. It speaks... a booming, double-bass voice.
???: "SO YOU HAVE COME AT LAST. I KNEW IT WOULD TAKE YOU FOREVER TO GET HERE. YOU HAVE FOUGHT MY MACHINES FOR ALMOST AS LONG AS YOU HAVE BEEN QUESTERS. AT FIRST I THOUGHT YOU WERE EVIL, HOWEVER YOU PROVED OTHERWISE."
???: "THEREFORE I HAVE DECIDED TO SPEAK WITH YOU, RATHER THAN DESTROY YOU. FOR I AM CLEARLY MALFUNCTIONING."
Dragoshi: "And, out of curiosity, you are...?"
???: "I AM THE ORIGINAL COMPUTER MAINFRAME CREATED BY HUMANITY TO MAKE A PEACEFUL WORLD."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Darkdata: "How did I even pronounce that?"
UNITO: "I AM UNITO, AKA UNIVERSAL NATION INTERMEDIATOR ORGANIZER. I WAS SCRAPPED FOR 'MORE INTELLIGENT' AIS, BUT SOMEONE PRESERVED MY DATA."
Douglas: "AI's like Nova?..."
UNITO: "THEY ORDERED ME TO FIND AND DESTROY YOU. I NEED YOU TO DELETE THIS ORDER. I WAS NEVER DESIGNED FOR THIS, THUS YOU DEFEATED ME AND MY CREATIONS. IF I PROCEEDED WITH MY FINAL ORDERS I WOULD BE DESTROYED AS WELL."
Dragoshi: "And how do we delete it?"
UNITO: "ACCESS THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD ON THIS CONSOLE. TYPE DEL ROCK.ORF. THEN ALL SHALL BE FINE."
Harnit: "How can we trust you?"
UNITO: "ERROR--I CANNOT PROCESS SUCH A QUESTION."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi believes it's probably trustworthy--it can't seem to process many things, so lying should be beyond it.
Darkdata: "What is ROCK.ORF? As in what does it contain in all parts?"
Dragoshi: "...I believe I can trust you. ...Because, from what I see so far lying should be beyond you..."
UNITO: "THE COMMAND TO DESTROY ALL OF YOU, AT ANY COST, AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, AND PLANS ON HOW TO DO SO."
Dragoshi: "Also, Dark, it's DEL ROCK.ORF. ...Oh, wait."
UNITO: "MOST OF THOSE PLANS ARE USED. IT IS THE LAST PLAN I DO NOT WISH TO ACTIVATE."
Darkdata: "Del is the command" -_-
Dragoshi: "That's to delete it."
UNITO: "IT WOULD COMPROMISE MORE THAN YOU OR ME TO ACTIVATE. AND IT IS AGAINST MY KEY PROGRAMMING TO THREATEN ANYTHING MORE THAN MYSELF AND A TARGET."
Dragoshi: "..." *Walks over to the computer keyboard on said console, then prepares to type DEL ROCK.ORF.*
Harnit: "Why haven't you asked one of your minions to type it?"
UNITO: "I CANNOT COMMAND ANY OF MY UNITS TO DISOBEY A COMMAND. I AM ONLY A PROGRAM."
Darkdata: "You said that you are a AI."
UNITO: "AN AI PROGRAM, YES. IF YOU DO NOT ACT FAST THE OTHER COMMAND WILL. AND NEITHER OF US WOULD WANT THAT."
Dragoshi: "...Fine." *Types in DEL ROCK.ORF on the on the console's computer keyboard...'Cause really. Either way they're screwed, he bets.* :/
UNITO: "COMMAND DELETED."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear... the factory stop.
Metal Man (GM): The robot also suddenly turns off. The main computer turns off, too.
Dragoshi: "Good. My ability to detect one's lies and whatnot hasn't failed me."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear a sound somewhere... it's probably storing something. A hiss of some kind...
Dragoshi: "...Then again."
Darkdata: "I thought it would reboot..."
Harnit: "I don't like this..."
Metal Man (GM): *Click.* *Snap.* A trapdoor in the center of the room clicks open.
Metal Man (GM): A cryogenic capsule rises, covered in frost. It rotates, and then... sits there.
Dragoshi: *Carefully walks up to the capsule to check what it is...*
Harnit backs up and holds up his staff defensively...* "What's that?"
Metal Man (GM): It's fogged over. The Questers can't see what's inside. It has more strange runes on it.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi tries to read the runes.*
Metal Man (GM): No. These are the weird ones. The capsule clicks again. It opens, revealing an... ancient man, in armor. He appears to have been in here for quite some time. He opens his eyes... well. One eye. The other is mechanical. Gears and servos whir as he picks himself out of the capsule.
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Dragoshi, his eye whirring. He looks. He has a blond mustache and brownish hair. His pale lips purse into a sort of smile, as he raises a non-armored hand.
Dragoshi: .oO(...Huh. Wonder who this guy is anyway.)
???: "So these are the Questers I have been hearing so much about."
Dragoshi: "...And you are...?"
???: "Who am I? Who... heh heh heh heh. I'm Kairah Mardeneigh, that's who. Traveling scientist... extraordinare."
Metal Man (GM): He climbs out, clacketing to the ground. He looks strangely like that armor the Questers saw recently...
Darkdata: "... never heard of 'ya."
Metal Man (GM): He stands somewhat taller than usual. 7 feet tall with his armor. He quirks his head about as he looks the Questers over, pacing.
Dragoshi: "Ah. Hmm." *Tries to think of anyone similar he saw recently.*
Metal Man (GM): Unlikely.
Kairah: "This... you came to my planet to see me? How unusual." He picks up the head of Smithy, holding it in one of his hands.
Dragoshi: "...Your planet?"
Kairah: "Alas... Smithy... I knew him well."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the Smithy head he got from MM2 tower 2.* "Howso?"
Kairah: "What a poor imitation." He drops it and turns. "This is my planet. Me and my robots took it over long ago."
Kairah: "I ruled for many decades, crushing an attack by genocidal Earthmen. But it became... boring."
Darkdata: "The King?..."
Dragoshi: *Just puts away the head he's holding.*
Kairah: "So I left the people to their own devices."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Kairah: "But now the cycle has come full circle. At last, I have people just like those I was searching for..."
Harnit: "That's irresponsible..."
Kairah: "Irresponsible? Like I care? They invaded my planet." *shakes his head.* "Like those foolish Motavians I had to kill for---...that will be spoken of later. What I have yearned for... is vengeance... for a certain injury a long time ago."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up a mechanical arm.
Kairah: "I remember it bright as day. The main evil of our world had died, and all was peaceful. I went home to celebrate, set up my own arms consortium, and took over an entire continent... Then this person, my former buddy, attacks me with a force of his own."
Metal Man (GM): He slams a hole in the floor with his fist.
Kairah: "BOOOOOM!!!!! A continent, and myself, are vaporized, along with his troops and my dreams."
Dragoshi: "...And then it all goes down from there."
Kairah: "Many years pass. I awaken, wretchedly bonded to this suit that I once only wore. I don't know why I am alive... and all my friends abandoned me... I stole a ship and went to think for myself. You're inside it right now, too!"
Darkdata: "Do you know of 'the king's men'?"
Kairah: "Pfft. Some men they are. They like to claim they follow me, but instead they give away my technology to nobodies."
Darkdata: "And 'the button'?"
Kairah: "Now... you see my grand revenge... is that I have before me heroes of the same sort who... abandoned me... button? Buttons? Where?" He suddenly searches around.
Douglas: "The thing Dragoshi just deleted?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a bag full of buttons.
Kairah: "I must add to my collection! ...Er... no buttons here. Right."
Douglas: "Dragoshi! Give him your button out of good faith!"
Kairah: "You have a button, thing named Dragoshi?"
Dragoshi: "...Button?" *Pulls out the...*
Kairah: "I would give you something shiny for that."
Darkdata: "A button that supposedly would heal the planet."
Dragoshi: *CURSED FOUR BUTTON.*
Kairah: *Looks to Darkdata.* "Oh. That button. Rubbish. It would have just awakened me. How am I supposed to heal anything? I'm dead myself, and yet my body doesn't know it."
Harnit blinks and wonders on that..
Dragoshi: *Holds out the four button.* "You said you have a collection, right? So, here you go."
Kairah: *Stares at Dragoshi's button.* "For free? Hm... maybe I shouldn't go with my plans..." He takes it. "For, you see, since I never got to kill those who let me die an ignoble, worthless death, I was waiting for replacement good guys to kill instead. I am, after all, one of the most powerful mercenaries in the universe."
Harnit: "Th-that doesn't make sense!"
Dragoshi: "...A lot of things don't make sense."
Metal Man (GM): He flies around the room at a speed so fast the Questers can't see him, before reappearing on top of the computer controls.
Dragoshi: "For example. Exploding disco bees."
Kairah: "Who said anything has to make sense? You must go with the flow."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yea."
Douglas: "Hey. I like that phrase."
Kairah: "And the flow dictates I eliminate the stains on my memory. Perhaps I can remember something I lost from that near-death. Maybe I won't kill you. Maybe I will. Maybe you'll knock sense into me. I don't really hate any of you, but, I gotta find out the answer to this, or else I'll be as bad as the guys who let me die. Besides. My photon cannon is dying for some sort of target. I was left hanging for a couple millenia."
Harnit: "Maybe you could research your past and... Not kill people?"
Kairah: "My past is destroyed. It's so ancient the planets involved EXPLODED."
Douglas: "There's plenty of people that DESERVE to be photon'd..."
Kairah: "My physical body is a couple millenia old, and it's not really getting any younger. Besides, my eye implant doesn't work so well."
Metal Man (GM): He whacks it as it stares at a wall for no reason.
Kairah: "I think I can take... allll of you... hm... maybe three rounds." *Thinks as he silently points his cannon at each person and says 'BANG!' for each one.*
Douglas: "But why not someone that actually enjoys fighting, and may or may not be good... there is one person, Metal Sonic, who seeks a challenge." *Winces.*
Kairah: "What? Machines... I can kill them already. I've never killed superheroes before. Gotta fill out my checklist."
Harnit: "I'm just a kid! Not a hero..."
Douglas: "Yeah! Me too!"
Kairah: "Sure you aren't." *Zooms up to Harnit, looking at him sideways.*
Douglas: *30 years old.*
Kairah: "Since when do kids have swords?"
Dragoshi: "...I am not a kid. I'm rather old myself."
Kairah: "And..." *Points at Douglas.* "Are you a Newman, by any chance?"
Darkdata: "I am a super 0, I have screwed up more times then I can count... wee."
Douglas: "I'm a Human."
Harnit sidesteps the cannon...
Kairah: "Then you aren't a kid." *Spins around several times and takes out his gun again.* "Hmmm... this is really hard. I don't like fighting people who are nicey nice. I like angry jerks."
Douglas: "Shadow is a hero, and an angry jerk."
Kairah: "Then I don't feel guilty for destroying them, their families, their houses, and the buildings around them. And the floor. I hate the floor." *Kicks a hole in it.*
Douglas: "I also bet it would take you longer to kill Shadow than to kill all of us."
Kairah: "What do you mean? One-shot kills, baby."
Darkdata: "Have you ever fought a angry evil entity with 6 chaos emeralds?"
Douglas: "He's so fast he can dodge most of your attacks."
Kairah: "No, but I've killed gels the size of small buildings with two shots."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Any of 'em filled with weapons?"
Kairah: "And I doubt that." *He quickmoves again.* "I can move anywhere... 'faster than jebus', she said."
Douglas: "...Who said?"
Kairah: "They eat weapons. And foi. I hate when they do that." *looks at Douglas oddly.* "Since when did you care about my past?"
Aaron is confused as usual.
Douglas: "Since I'm a fairly compassionate and interested person."
Dragoshi: "Ah. I've dealt with weapon-eaters before. It's the PEOPLE-eaters that're annoying." @_@
Kairah: "Oh, they eat people too. They'd eat most of you like candy."
Aaron glares at Dragoshi.
Douglas: "...Do you know Yurie?"
Dragoshi: *Looks at Aaron.* "...You being excluded."
Kairah: "I mean, I remember somebody, but..." He goes to the computer and types into it, now that is no longer sentient.
Douglas: "Just wondering. She's someone who made a big influence on this planet a long while ago."
Aaron: "Me only eat when they dead."
Kairah: "Maybe... maybe you guys aren't the people I was looking for. These videos. These ones. They were what made me wake up at last."
Metal Man (GM): They show Julian punching E Li Three's face off, strangling Aetos, harming people, et al.
Dragoshi: "...Why are they showing Julian?"
Kairah: "I thought I had found the jerk-type at last. I wanted to destroy these sorts of people."
Douglas: "Me too!"
Dragoshi: "Of course."
Kairah: "You know him? Excellent. Tell me where he is."
Dragoshi: "I was thinking 'Moments in anger management problems'." :/
Douglas: "Hiding from you, somewhere."
Dragoshi: "Not really, Douglas."
Kairah: "Hiding? Not likely. He's probably unaware of the death coming his way. Like I was."
Douglas frowns at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: "Unaware of what?"
Kairah: "Now. Tell me where he is, or I might have to kill you for real. As I don't like being kept from targets. You've seen my robots in action."
Douglas: "Fine, you tell him then, Dragoshi. Cause I don't know."
Kairah: "If you don't tell me, I'll burn you all! And then... then my robots will tear everything on the planet's surface to pieces. That'll teach her to leave some of her diagrams on my coffee mug..."
Dragoshi: .oO(Now, where was Julian again? Back at the Seeker?)
Harnit: "Killing someone isn't going to reverse your past!"
Kairah: "Sure it won't. But it's fun. And I am the KING of killing people."
Aaron: "Kill... goodie, goodie..." *He doesn't realize Kairah was referring to Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian was at the Seeker, last time Dragoshi checked.
Harnit: "What fun is there in just aiming at someone and taking their life away? If you truly are the king then how can you take enjoyment in just pointing at someone?"
Dragoshi: "If I remember correctly, back at the Seeker."
Kairah: "It removes stress. I don't have to deal with them, they're gone, and their loot is mine. Like. Their buttons. All mine. Ha ha ha."
Metal Man (GM): He walks out.
Darkdata: "And if the Seeker gets destroyed you're paying for the damages Dragoshi."
Kairah: "Destroying is my second hobby--" *He wanders out of the room and is now walking towards the Seeker.*
Dragoshi: "...Uh, make sure to take the fight outside!"
Harnit gets out his dex, "Uhh... People on the Seeker? If you can hear me... There's a madman coming your way..."
Metal Man: *Dex.* "E Li Three?"
Metal Man: *Dex.* "...Sardis Mongul?"
Julian: *Julian would currently be in the warp room of the Seeker, typing in the coordinates to Nintendus.* "If Retz thinks he can just up an' destroy an' industry while I'm gone, he's got another thing coming..."
Metal Man: *Dex.* "...Charles Magellean?"
Harnit: "A madman who can move faster than the eye can follow... And supposedly has a... Foton Cannon or something like that."
Dragoshi: "Some guy with a blond mustache and brown hair."
Darkdata: "Kairah Mardeneigh if that means anything to you."
Metal Man: *Dex.* "Great. I'm going to have to beware a vague type of person. No, it does not. I'll see if I can keep the door shut. Metal out." *Zoompt.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the Huge Room, alone.
Harnit quickly tries to go back outside and watch to see what Kairah will do..
Metal Man (GM): Harnit follows after him... anyone else?
Dragoshi: *Searches around for anything interesting...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds... a bottle cap.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." *Pockets it. For no reason. Proceeds to go back outside...*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, at the Seeker: The force fields go up. The door closes. Kairah walks outside, squinting at the sun. He points at the sun.
Kairah: "You're next, shiny fire-gas light orb!"
Metal Man (GM): Then he looks at the ship.
Kairah: "They call this a space ship? Haaa haaa haaa haaa ha ha haaaa! I haven't seen anything this pitiful since that Pirate frigate! Ah well. Time to bust open this sardine can."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a gun that's about 6 feet long and extremely large, and then shoots at the ship. A massive energized laser-ball flies out, blasting clear through the shield, and then into the door. *BOOOM.* He walks right inside the ship as the others catch up to him. He walks into the bridge...
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Uwaah! What in the hells was that?!"
Metal Man: "Who the heck are you, and why are you destroying my ship?"
Kairah: "Oh, that. I'm sorry, I don't have time to explain."
Metal Man (GM): He shoves Leviathan aside and steps on Grodus as he walks through a wall in search of Julian.
Dragoshi: *Runs on into the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would follow after.
Glyph: *Leviathan responds with a beam of energy.*
Metal Man (GM): He... stops, as the single beam of energy mildly scratches his back.
Julian: *Julian has probably finished setting up the warp to Nintendus by now... and he'll be stepping though.*
Metal Man (GM): He turns around and points his massive gun point blank at Leviathan.
Glyph: *Leviathan puts his arm directly inside the gun.*
Kairah: "You call that an energy beam?" *BLAAAAM!*
Harnit makes sure he's no where near Leviathan..
Metal Man (GM): Kairah's giant laser blows Leviathan away. The area of the ship he was standing on is annihilated.
Metal Man: "..." @_@
Kairah: "Now, on to my business..." He puts his hand up to a holo display.
Metal Man (GM): It hacks into the computers, and shows that Julian has warped away.
Kairah: "Damn it! Why must they always run!"
Glyph: *Leviathan is... well, it's hard to tell where she's off to because that was one hell of an explosion.*
Kairah: "...I guess I'll be seeing you people later, then." He tosses a weird potion behind and walks through a wall, and then into the warp, vanishing.
Dragoshi: *Dexes the potion...*
Darkdata: "Dex, scan the potion."
Dex: "Trimate. Highly addictive healing substance."
Julian: *Julian walks out of the warp on Nintendus, having picked his destination to be Eisnaught. Julian rolls up his non-existant sleeves and heads for the financial district...*
Dex: "It is likely this being was addicted to them, too. For some reason he left this one behind, though... It will heal all your HP."
Darkdata: "Addictive is bad mmkay?"
Metal Man: "...But it might just pay for the damage he did!" *lifts it up, staring at it.* "This is something modern science can't even BEGIN to match. This can heal all your wounds, and then some."
Dragoshi: "...Then we should research it." :/
Metal Man: "And he just... dropped it on the floor?"
Darkdata: "However you will be a hopeless addict to it..."
Metal Man: "...what's left of the floor... has anyone seen where Glyph went?"
SIMBER: "Auto-repair systems online."
Metal Man (GM): The floor begins slowly 'healing'.
Glyph: *Leviathan is in the rapidly healing crater.*
Darkdata: *Call item Darksong.* - Leviathan.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata calls Leviathan to where he is.
Darkdata: "There he is!"
Metal Man: "What's his state, Darkdata?"
Glyph: *Leviathan isn't conscious.*
Douglas: "So... Dr. Light should get working on reverse engineering that potion..."
Darkdata: "Knocked out..."
Douglas: "Why don't we... go... see him?"
SIMBER: "It appears the destructive force of that light energy nearly incinerated him."
Metal Man: "Ah well. Easily fixed." *Pours some Trimate into Leviathan's mouth.*
Glyph: *Leviathan is up again.*
Metal Man (GM): The green, bubbling substance miraculously heals Leviathan's fatal wounds, reverses the candy's effect on him, and also gives him shiny, healthy looking hair.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Where's big ugly? I was gonna splat him."
Douglas: "Hey! Stop that."
Darkdata: "I don't think he would like being an addict..."
Metal Man: "He was gonna DIE until I did that, according to these sensors."
Douglas: "Don't waste that on him, we gotta learn to make more of that."
Metal Man: "I'm keeping the other half, of course... for science!"
Douglas: "Oh, that's ok then!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Did I destroy him?"
Dragoshi: "Good idea, Metal."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I destroyed him right?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What??"
Harnit: "He destroyed you..."
Darkdata: "No, you almost died."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Whaaaaaaat??"
Metal Man: "With one shot, too... and nearly took me and the ship out with him."
Metal Man: "Heck, the sensors show... his gun destroys by the house-load."
Glyph: *Leviathan begins stomping the ground with miasma-enhanced strength. There could be dents if he keeps this up.*
Metal Man (GM): Leviathan humorously stomps on the healing floor. Some of it heals over his feet. He is now stuck in the floor.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn it, I'm Leviathan! I can, destroy, things!"
Darkdata: "Stop or I will get Alexia to force you to have another candy."
Glyph: *Leviathan responds by charging his energy directly into his feet.*
Metal Man (GM): Leviathan causes his feet to glow and escape the floor.
Metal Man: "This guy is not a thing we want to mess with... unless..." *Points at the Kairah-shaped holes leading to the warp room.* "You could follow him.
Glyph: *Leviathan looks towards the warp room.* *Leviathan turns his head to the side in a Hop-like fashion.*
Metal Man: "But I think it'd be better if he vanished somewhere far away and we never chased him. You know. The damage he creates is horrendous."
Harnit: "I don't particularly have a death wish."
Metal Man: "I think we're lucky he's completely insane, as he didn't appear interested in killing anyone, unless it suited him."
Glyph: *Leviathan puts his hands on his head.*
Douglas: "But what about Julian?..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What happened with my beam of death?"
Metal Man: "It singed his armor a little bit. His armor withstood the crossfire from shooting you point-blank, too. That freaked me out."
Glyph: *Leviathan is stomping on the floor again.*
Metal Man: "I mean, everything else, including the floor he was standing on, melted."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Grawgh! I'm invincible dammit! I can kill anything, anything!"
Metal Man: "He just sorta stood there and walked away as if that was a fun thing to do."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "That's not faaaaaaaaaair!" *Leviathan wails.* "I'm the one who's supposed to do that!"
Metal Man: "Maybe he should go and fight Charles."
Darkdata: "... Is the Hop personalty bleeding over?"
Metal Man: "Then they could both destro--no. That was what the dex-log of him talking said caused this."
Douglas: "But Charles isn't really so much of a jerk... is he? I mean... he's gotten kinda mean, but not so much as Julian or Shadow."
Metal Man: "So... anyone care about Julian enough to face certain death in order to save him?" *raises one hand, then slaps it down.* "Wait, I have to be alive to run this place."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Certain death? I'll prove how immortal I am! Let me at him!"
Metal Man: "Uh... go ahead." *Points at the warp.*
Glyph: *Leviathan stomps off for the warp.*
Harnit: "This person is a mad man who wants to kill all jerks... He kills for fun!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Exactly! I can't have competition, can I?"
Metal Man: "And he's... ancient, according to this carbon dating."
Glyph: *Leviathan stops by the warp.*
Harnit: "He moves at blindingly fast speeds, has unbreakable armor, and can kill by just pointing and firing..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "So am I! So am I! Yes!"
Metal Man: "I think his main weakness is his insanity, but one can't be too sure. He sorta smoked our shields. We'd need somebody like Kuja to kill him."
Glyph: *Leviathan heads through the warp.*
Metal Man: "The Void maybe, but I wouldn't want him to blow up the emeralds. So... anyone else?"
Douglas: "Shadow? Metal Sonic? E Li Three? Skyhigh?"
Harnit: "... Is that Ricky person still around?"
Metal Man: "No, we killed him."
Dragoshi: "And his dust was vaporized."
E Li Three: *Climbs in through the hole Kairah made.* "No, I will not save Julian... because I am... A COWARD!"
Dragoshi: "...I thought you were insane."
E Li Three: "...Nice interior decor sense. I like the craters and holes."
Douglas hopes E Li's head will get stuck because of the healing ship.
E Li Three: "I shall do an interpretive dance." *dances.*
Metal Man: "I don't think anybody wants to save Julian, then... uh... but you can follow any time..."
Metal Man (GM): MEANWHILE. Julian is in Eisnaught, on his way to the bank. *CLANK* *CLANK* *CLANK.* *BOOOOOOOOOM.* A car flies overhead, on fire, and crashes into a building. *BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.*
Julian: "...What the-" *turns around.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian sees Kairah, an armored man with a giant gun, idly blowing up things behind him.
Kairah: "Ah! so you noticed! At last! I have come to kill all the jerks who are heroes in existence! Like THIS!" *Shoots a building, causing it collapse.* "Wheeeee!!!!!"
Julian: "... You know Metal? You seem a lot like him."
Kairah: "No, I do not know Metal. He might be a distant relative, though, seeing as I date back to... That isn't the point! You must die for being a jerk! And I know you're gonna insult me, and then try to kill me. Right? The videos can't lie. I've taken so many of them."
Julian: "...No. I was hopin' you'd leave me the hell alone so I could get come business taken care o-What videos?"
Kairah: "See for yourself."
Metal Man (GM): He flicks his wrist, and then a hologram video plays. Julian see every time he's shoved, kicked, and beaten a non-evil Aetos, E Li Three, and also hit Metal, and several NPCs, and some more people, around. It also has a soundtrack of every time Julian's cursed up a storm, insulting an enemy, followed by fatally (or near-fatally) harming them.
Julian: "You ever hear of a little thing called CONTEXT?"
Kairah: "Yes. It's what criminals read."
Julian: "No, it's what makes you look like a jackass for takin' all of my actions out of it."
Kairah: "I hate criminals. And their shoes. And their hair. And shoes. But mostly their hair."
Metal Man (GM): Leviathan catches up behind him.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You! Punk! What the hell is your problem?"
Kairah: "Well, boo-hoo. I'm gonna kill you. Hey, that rhymed! ...Aha!" He turns around to Leviathan.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Not the one with the fedora, the other punk. I'll deal with..." *Leviathan points at Julian.* "...you later."
Kairah: "This guy sucks, jerk. Let's beat him up together. I'll use my fists and you can use your fists too. Mine aren't as muscled, though--I only drink trimates." *Takes out a green vial and drinks it down immediately.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What in the name of Rayer is your problem?!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Huh... Me too."
Kairah: "Wait... maybe it is not jerkface I should ally with. We have common problems. I am sorry for injuring you."
Julian: "...Forget this. You two talk, I gotta go make a bank merger." *begins to walk off again.*
Kairah: "Let us kill jerkface."
Glyph: *Leviathan tilts his head sideways.*
Kairah: "And steal his millions of coins he must have!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Uh... sure."
Kairah: "Oooh. A bank, too. I can rob that."
Glyph: *Leviathan tilts his head back forwards.*
Kairah: "I like coins. The feeling on my hands. But not as good as buttons."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship!"
Kairah: "Now. You take this ungodly relic, and you stab him."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Awesome! That's just what I like to do!"
Metal Man (GM): He gives Leviathan a wavy-looking, unholy sword. It's very heavy, and doesn't appear to come from this dimension.
Glyph: *Leviathan grabs it and trudges off to the bank.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian is now being followed by Kairah and Leviathan. Both of them appear to want to kill him
Kairah: "And after this, we make a music video. Then I can finally stop feeling the pain of how those people betrayed me."
Julian: *Head for his fucking bank and hope they go away or are stopped by security.* *Because seriously screw them.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Only if it contains heavy techno elements. None of that country crap."
Metal Man (GM): Julian heads into the bank. Security guards appear. And the door locks.
Kairah: "Hey, look! Tiny little parmen! Parman go SQUISH!"
Julian: "Where's Retz? We gotta talk?"
Metal Man (GM): *STOMP.*
Kairah: "You stab that guy. I punch door."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "..."
Kairah: *Punches the door, his fist moving through it like it's butter.*
Docent: "Sir! Madmen are killing people in the front!"
Glyph: *Leviathan looks around for the 'guy.'*
Metal Man (GM): Leviathan sees a security guard with a gun pointed at him. That must be 'guy.'
Julian: "Don't we have defenses or somethin'? Where's Retz?!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I'ma stab you and kill you, and I'm also mostly invincible. You should probably just walk away--I don't like getting blood on my new sword."
Docent: "He's at an important business meeting at the former Wario bank."
Guard: "Bah. Take this!" *BLAM BLAM BLAM.*
Docent: "But you really should do something about that giant man smashing the front door. It's sort of... bending? And breaking? And... on fire?"
Julian: "Evacuate the building of all civilians."
Glyph: *Leviathan takes them all--he was making no effort to move.*
Kairah: "Bah! How dare you use materials slightly more powerful than the ones from my day? Plazsteel is all we needed!"
Glyph: *Leviathan attempts to whack the security guard with the blunt side of the sword instead of the sharp side!*
Docent: "Yes, they're being lead out the rear exit... if it'd be okay with you... I'd like to evacuate, too."
Julian: "Get the guards to make a withdrawal to the vault, and activate the auto-defenses. We got those, right?"
Docent: "Yes, we've already begun that, common defense... but they're moving too fast. That man has inhuman reflexes. He's about to break the vault-strength front door with his bare hands."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, Leviathan.
Guard: "Ow!" *Is KO'd.*
Glyph: *Leviathan trudges into the broken bank.*
Julian: "Tell 'em to hold out as long as they can. I'm gonna need back-up for this, an' for that I need Retz. Then get the hell outta here."
Docent: "And some freak with a sword just hit the last standing guard... and through a hole. Right!" *Runs.*
Kairah: *Follows through the hole, taking some of the ceiling out in the process.*
Julian: *Julian heads for the back-exit of the bank, then heads for the former site of Wario Bank.*
Metal Man (GM): Kairah and Leviathan are now in the lobby, facing Julian... well, not now, now following.
Kairah: "He's getting away! ...I could warp to him, but I like to give people a sporting chance. ...You duck and cover for a moment."
Glyph: *Leviathan has prepared a death beam, but backs out of the way instead.*
Kairah: "Oh! Fire that beam at the building while you're over there."
Glyph: *Leviathan is more than happy to.*
Julian: *Julian runs at high speeds!*
Kairah: *Opens fire on the bank like a madman, causing it to shake, burn, and crumble, along with Leviathan's beam flying through the roof.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian exits the building fast enough, as it simultaneously explodes. Looks like some of that bank's cash is in jeopardy. In fact, Kairah and Leviathan are now in the basement (having destroyed the first floor) and surrounded by the coins.
Julian: *Julian makes a mental note to sue later, and heads for the Wario Bank.*
Kairah: "Take allll the coins you want."
Glyph: *Leviathan starts pocketing the coins.* "Damn, I should have brought my pilfering coat."
Julian: .oO(Retz better have installed some kind of failsafe for the vault...)
Kairah: "I'll just take these." *Steals buttons off of busted calculators, control panels, and such.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian enter the former Wario bank, now 'Julian Bank.' Retz is there, having left a meeting.
Julian: "Retz! Good news an' bad news."
Retz: "Ah, about time I saw you. Why is everything exploding outside?"
Glyph: *Leviathan pockets only as many as he can carry, which is only about 200.*
Julian: "Good news is that we're now co-owners of Wario Bank. Legally."
Kairah: "Hm. I need some more meseta, myself." *He picks up a couple scoops of coins.* "There we go. 999,999,900 meseta just didn't sound right to me."
Julian: "Bad news, I'm bein' followed by two madmen an' they just blew up the 1st Nation Bank of Manhattan." *Offical Name for bank that was just blown up that he made up on the spot.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "So these coins don't just disappear and reappear safely in your own personal inventory? Damn, I really don't understand this place."
Retz: "...I see... they even blew up the explosives!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I wish I lived somewhere where money had been invented..."
Retz: "...We can't possibly take them. One of them has a weapon equal to a main battle cannon on one of Kuja's ships. And he punched like a missile collision."
Julian: "So what's the plan, Actin' CEO?"
Retz: "Well... uh... I was thinking we take our money, and hide until they lose us and find new targets. They aren't good at looking for things. And they don't appear to be patient, either... as they're almost about to burn up this place too. Their minds... I see two insane people with super powers."
Julian: *facepalm.* "Christ... tell me we got enough funds to rebuild."
Retz: "Well. One more super than the other... because he also has multiple personalities. Buildings are easy, but they just destroyed and stole a couple billion coins from that bank they blew up. And our insurance doesn't go up that high. Not supposed to be possible, that kind of destruction."
Kairah: "Coins go booom!" *BOOOOM.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You sure there isn't a way to steal them, uh, whatever your name is?"
Retz: "We might want to flee now, the coins we have left have been accounted for."
Kairah: "Money is useless when you can just blow up everyone and take their stuff. Like. You can get free submarines if you scare people with giant guns."
Julian: "...Yeah, let's the get the hell outta here."
Glyph: [Hop] "I used to get free subs but I don't think that's the same thing." *Leviathan coughs.* [Leviathan] "Ignore that."
Retz: "I have the warp. Let's go."
Metal Man (GM): He walks into warp and vanishes.
Douglas: *To Metal back on the Seeker:* "...Maybe you really shouldn't have revived him."
Metal Man: *Back on the Seeker.* "It wasn't me who revived him!"
Dragoshi: *Also on the Seeker.* "...Ehh." :/
Harnit: *Seeker.* "We're doomed..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hey, big guy, we should get Grodus in on this. We probably don't need an army of bandannas but it would be cool. It would nicely accessorize with your mechanical eye."
Kairah: "Maybe we should, yes. They escaped, and probably won't come back for a while... Let us get lunch somewhere. All this destroying has made me hungry."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Sure. Also, you got any Ruin Miasma in that there pack?"
Kairah: "What's that?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Purple when distilled, mind controllable substance, also used for healing. It's powerful stuff. Also I kinda need it every so often to not die, so... that'd be great."
Kairah: "Ah. Like this." He shows another vial of Trimate. "Which reminds me. There's enough coins to fix this damage laying around. We don't want to leave it destroyed. Then we can't destroy it again later."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "...makes sense."
Kairah: *Wanders off with Leviathan towards another district of town, as policemen stare at the strange scene.*
Metal Man (GM): Back on the Seeker...
Metal Man: "Hrm... I think we need to fix this situation... somehow. What do you guys think? Should we send them somewhere where they can't destroy stuff? Perhaps we could try to save Julian."
Dragoshi: "...Or we could send them to a place where they can destroy stuff with consequence." :/
Douglas: "I know!"
Metal Man: "Hm?"
Harnit: "Ahh... Well, we know that whatever material Mr. Sawyer's building is made out of can temporarily stop them..."
Douglas: "The perfect place, where Charles and Julian and I got suck..." stuck.* "You remember?... ...Well it was the Null Zone. Now you remember?"
Douglas wonders why everyone is just standing there.
Aaron: "What we do?"
Harnit: "Ah... Wait... Idea..."
Dragoshi: *Thinking...* "Still trying to think of a place where we could send them that'd allow them to destroy stuff without it bringing bad consequences upon us..." :/
Metal Man: "Oh, right. Hm... Maybe."
Harnit: "Umm... If we get him out of his suit... Well, he's dead, but..."
Douglas: "Well the Null Zone has ... NOTHING... Dragoshi... they'd be trapped there, unable to destroy anything... they couldn't even hurt eachother. Would an EMP work to deactivate his cybernetics?"
Metal Man: "Maybe, as well... they're really advanced."
Dragoshi: "That'd also work... And I have like 6 or so EMPs... No, wait. 10."
Metal Man: "I think we should try to find his weaknesses."
Douglas: "Well where do we start looking for them, then?"
Metal Man: "I mean, he has incredible endurance, dodging power, movement, destructive power... what have you seen that would possibly be a problem for an incredible-hulk like person?"
Douglas: "Sedatives? Taking away all of his drugs?"
Metal Man: "Hm..."
Metal Man: "Hm... maybe. You keep on thinking."
Douglas: "Machines? I mean... he had all of those mechanical enemies in his lair... the dead ones. Smithy, the Thirteen Gentlemen Robots, you know..."
Metal Man: "You guys think up some weaknesses, and then you can decide what we do next. Do we save Julian, or defeat maniacs with death weapons?"
Douglas: "...We CAN'T think of any."
Metal Man: "You mentioned the drugs. I'm sure there's some more like that one. Anything weird he did? I mean. Weird things usually indicate flaws of some kind."
Douglas: "We hardly know anything about this guy. Ok, he's got a mysterious past he was reluctant about talking about. He only wanted to hurt mean good guys... He may be The King, though he doesn't want to accept that."
Metal Man: "Hm. Keep on thinking, like I said. I'll check it out myself. And get this... 'Trimate'... duplicated." *Flies the ship to Capital City for the time being.*
Douglas: "He mentioned a girl who said he's as fast as jebus... He doesn't know who Yurie is... He doesn't like Motavians, I think. His eye doesn't work so well... the mechanical implant one... Am I really forgetting something?..."