Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 352: Kairah's Rampage

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Date: April 5th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Kairah had wandered off into Nintendus, ripping a hole through the Seeker. The Questers had begun planning some way to stop him. Julian and Retz went into hiding as Kairah and Leviathan blew up a bank, stole money, and then ran off. We now continue where at least two-three Questers remain, aboard the Seeker as it repairs. Metal Man stands at the bridge, heading to Capital City.
Metal Man: "So, that should have been enough time. Do you at least have some semblance of a plan? I mean, he can't really be indestructible. Even Kuja fell flat on his face eventually."
Douglas: "Really, I said everything we know about him, and its not enough for any kind of plans, I think."
Metal Man: "You think wrong... even one weakness is enough to damage him, I'd hope."
Douglas: "Well why didn't you say anything when I mentioned his bad eye?"
Dragoshi: "And, then there's his button addiction..."
Douglas: "And the drug addiction."
Metal Man: "Well, because you know more about it than me. What do you think would damage that eye?"
Dragoshi: "Well, it is mechanical, so possibly EMPs and electrical attacks." :/
Metal Man: "Ah, but you just contradicted yourself. Mechanical things mean... machinery... not electronics. Therefore, if it is truly mechanical, brute force would probably break it."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. 'Course."
Metal Man: "Which may also explain why your EMPs don't work very often."
Dragoshi: "I usually get the two confused though, so eh." :/
Metal Man: "This planet is covered in mechanical and electronic beings, and they often intermingle."
Dragoshi: "And that ALSO furthers it."
Metal Man: "Okay, so there's that. And the drug addiction. We might get lucky there. I've had SIMBER analyze it. Apparently the effects of this... 'Trimate'... can be reversed. Not immediately, not easily, but with work we could likely disable his insta-hyper, and therefore render him slightly less lethal. And buttons? I guess you could carry around a bag of them in case everything else fails. Anything else you guys think of?"
Dragoshi: *Lessee... Thinks.*
Metal Man: "As we speak, we're nearing Capital City, too. And if anyone has any idea on the 'King' stuff and possible links, I'd like to hear it. We need to bust all his weak points, or else he'll just blast whoever faces him into dust." *pokes the mysteriously silent Douglas.* "Is it just me, or did my speech cause your eyes to glaze over?"
Dragoshi: "...Well, from what I heard from Kairah he said that 'The King's Men' like to claim that they follow him, but instead they give his technology away to nobodies. But, that prolly' isn't helpful, hm?" :/
Metal Man: "...Actually, that's pretty useful. You should have said that first. If they have samples of his technology, and give it away for free no less, who says we can't find out its inherent weaknesses through them?"
Dragoshi: "Yea. That'd make sense. Heck, Douglas prolly' has one of those bits of technology that was given away."
Metal Man: "I see. Where is this technology? Perhaps we can check it out and identify what it is." *points to Douglas.* "Do you know where the technology is?"
Douglas points to his head. "They made me have it in exchange for peace between them and us."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, boy, this again...)
Metal Man: "That doesn't sound exactly right... as their 'King' blew a nice hole in the ship and apparently doesn't care about them. But still. SIMBER, scan the implant... thingy."
SIMBER: "Scanning..."
Douglas: "As we know, The King is not the same as The King's Men."
Metal Man: "Now, you guys have your knowledge, and I have mine. We're still flying, so we can make a choice now..."
Douglas: "He doesn't follow under their rules."
Metal Man: "...We can land in three places. We only have time for one, as Kairah has already begun making a mess on Nintendus. With Glyph too. Elendo, with the Freedom fighters. With them, we could probably out-tech him. Robotnikland. Ivo Robotnik might be able to fight him with some sort of doomsday weapon. And finally, Capital City. George Robotnik can't offer much, but claims to have historical information which may help. Your choice, of course. I haven't fought an out-and-out Quester battle on this scale since Kuja's first appearance."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... as much as I like the Ivo idea, I'm not sure how much time we'd lose having to go all the way out to Turion. Robotnikland is still being planned for Turion, correct?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, I'm just trying to make sure my thoughts are correct."
Metal Man: "...No, Robotnikland is clearly here on Genetia. Turion's version was shut down due to us beating the @)!@( out of Nah Rasur. He rebuilt it here once Ricky was distracted with us... I don't exactly trust him, but he hasn't defected either."
Digifanatic: "Alright, thank you..."
Dragoshi: "...Elendo."
Metal Man: "One vote for Elendo. You other guys vote for...?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's what I was thinking."
Douglas: "Capital city, I vote for. We're already headed there, and maybe the information could be more useful than even an Ivo doomsday device..."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... you bring up a good point."
Metal Man: "So... two for Elendo, one for Capital City?"
Digifanatic: "If nobody else comes in and/or speaks up, it looks so."
Darkdata: "Hmm... I will trust everyone elses' judgment on this one."
Metal Man: "To Elendo it is, then." *Ship turns around and flies towards the mountains.*
Metal Man (GM): A few moments later, the ship lands on the mountains where Elendo is located. The Freedom Fighters (or at least some of them) are there, as of yet unaware of what has been going on.
Douglas: "Hiya."
Metal Man (GM): The ship's landing ramp opens up, and the Questers see the buildings. Also there: Tails, and James, who are working on the region ship.
Tails: "Hi... you haven't left yet? Must be something important..."
Darkdata: "Things are... for lack of a better word... really chaotic. I will let one of the others explain. They know a bit more than me."
Tails: "Really? Well, just tell me what's going on, and I'll see what I can do."
Darkdata explains to Tails in very good detail all he knows about it. As for some reason everyone else is quiet.
Dragoshi: *Was about to explain. :/*
Tails: "I... see. Hm. We don't really know much about him, but if he's using cybernetic armor... Then there is a way we can help add to what you already have in store."
Aaron awakens and joins the team.
Tails: "Dr. Eggman, you see, is rather nefarious and also uses suits like that, although far less permanent ones. He has done worse than that in the past, too, which involved cybernetics too."
Dragoshi: "...Far less permanent?"
Tails: "You may have seen one of these."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a picture of Eggman wearing a mechanical suit with weapons all over it.
Douglas: "Never."
Digifanatic: "I see..."
Tails: "...Anyway. I shall give you this." He hands a strange gun to Douglas. "This is a gun which can disable his metallic capabilities, once you have damaged his main form enough. Otherwise, we must concentrate on fixing up this planet as-is..."
James: "Yes. That punk's flying city shot quite a few holes in this here Region ship."
Darkdata: "... Yes, this planet needs quite a bit of repair. Sadly... So, where do we go from here, everyone?"
Douglas: "...Neat! A gun?"
Digifanatic: "Anything else you can inform us on?"
Tails: "Yes. It only has a few shots though."
Douglas wields it and takes aim at random things.
Tails: "No, unfortunately. The man you describe is from before my time."
Digifanatic: "Ah."
Metal Man: "If you are done here, we can get to Nintendus quickly and see if we can take Kairah down for good."
Digifanatic: "Let's go for it."
Douglas: "Sooo... just beat on that guy and then shoot him?"
Digifanatic: "Looks like it."
Metal Man: "It appears so... assuming you know to hit him in the right places."
Darkdata: "Go, go, go then. Metal, you will be joining us right?"
Dragoshi: "Like his eye?" >_>
Metal Man: "I thought you disliked my help..." >.> *flips the switch and begins flying the ship towards outer space.*
Darkdata: "What ever gave you that idea?"
Douglas: "What are the right places to hit him?..."
Metal Man: "Julian kept on insulting me."
Douglas shrugs.
Metal Man: "Now... let's see... the new hyperdrive should work..."
Douglas buckles up quickly.
Digifanatic: *makes sure he is securely sitting down.*
Grodus: "It should, but if you keep on holding the controls like that, you'll wind up in The X-Zone."
Metal Man: "Oh, right! I should let you handle them."
Darkdata: "Julian needs about... a lifetime of anger management, and sedatives... and a tranquilizer... or 10... or yeah... I mean... We like your help."
Grodus: *Walks over and takes over.* "I shall ensure you get there safe. And if you don't believe me... how else can I get back to the moon?"
Metal Man: "I see. In that case, I shall help you."
Dragoshi: "..." *Waits...*
Metal Man takes out his sledge and leans on it.
SIMBER: "Activating intergalactic warp system in 3... 2... 1..."
Metal Man (GM): *SHOOMP.* The ship shakes a little, but otherwise the ride is perfectly smooth.
Darkdata: "Nice work."
Digifanatic: "I like it."
Darkdata: "So, Metal, will you help us?"
Metal Man: "We'll be there in a moment... just hang on. Yes, I will. It's just that I thought people didn't want it... being old-fashioned and all like I am."
Darkdata: "Don't make excuses, you can fight and you know it."
Dragoshi: "...What does being old-fashioned have to do with anything?" :/
Aaron drops the dumbbell he's carrying on Darkdata's foot.
Darkdata: "You are also smart, slightly random... but smar--OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW." *Hopping on one foot.* "Ow ow ow ow ow ow o wo woowowowowo woowowoowoowowow ow ow ow!"
Aaron: "Me lose when plane shake." *He frowns.*
Darkdata: "Want a candy Bonecrusher? It tastes like human!"
Aaron: "Too small."
Metal Man: "Well, uh... mostly Julian. Yeah." *He abruptly stops making excuses.*
Darkdata: *Opens the box revealing that it is the size of your fist.*
Dragoshi: "...Right."
Darkdata: "Have one!"
Dragoshi: "...Do we have a sack of buttons ready in case everything else fails?" >_>;;
Aaron takes one and eats it. *Gulp.*
Metal Man: "Uh..."
Grodus: "Don't worry. The ones we took off when we upgraded the ship shall do."
Douglas: "Why don't we just offer a bag of buttons so Kairah will stop trying to kill Julian?"
Metal Man (GM): Grodus points at a bag full of buttons.
Darkdata: *Appears like he is doing math in the air..* "... Carry the two..."
Douglas: "Or at least ask him to stop being wreckless about it."
Metal Man (GM): Nintendus soon comes into view.
Darkdata: *Boncrusher will be female for 1 hour... stupid orcish metabolism/body weight.*
Digifanatic: "Darkdata, you have GOT to stop putting gender-changing genes in your candy."
Darkdata: "And all my ingredients for my candy have run out... I shall not be able to make any for months. So you don't have to worry Digi."
Digifanatic: "Ah."
Douglas shrugs. No one answered him, oh well.
Digifanatic: *back to Douglas.* "Well, Douglas, I believe that Kairah is too ruthless and villainous to even care about it."
Douglas: "Not at all!"
Digifanatic: "Really?"
Aaron: "Huh?"
Douglas: "All he wants to do is kill a good guy who is a jerk."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Aaron looks him... uhh... herself over.
Digifanatic: "And, well, killing is killing."
Aaron: "No kill!!"
Douglas: "You've killed more people than he has, probably."
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
Douglas: "Killing is killing. Let's all go kill ourselves now, cause we're evil too, then."
Metal Man: "Now... before we land... we have to get Julian, otherwise Kairah might get to him first."
Digifanatic: "No, we're not evil..."
Metal Man opens his dex and presses some buttons.
Douglas: "But you said, killing is killing."
Metal Man (GM): *Julian's dex would beep, as he is still in hiding with Retz.*
Digifanatic: "Ah, alright..."
Douglas: "Though you are right in that he is ruthless... I don't think he is truly evil."
Darkdata: "Sigh, I can't believe I wasted that on him."
Digifanatic: "But at least we're protecting justice and not wrecking it."
Julian: *Don't know exactly WHERE, though. Julian flips his dex open.* "Yo."
Darkdata: *Tosses a full cure on Aaron.*
Metal Man: "Hello, Julian, we are over Nintendus now. If you could press the button on your dex, we could beam you aboard the restored Seeker, so we could work together to take down Kairah and... Leviathan."
Aaron: "What hell happened?" *He glares at Darkdata.*
Darkdata: "Nothing."
Julian: "Those muthafucka took out one of my banks! They gotta pay... Retz, get ready, we're movin' on up." *Julian hits the button and presumably warps aboard with Retz.*
Aaron: "Hmm... okay."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Julian warps up with Retz.
Digifanatic: "Hey."
Metal Man: "Okay, that's everybody... now to identify where Kairah and Leviathan are."
Julian: "What's the plan, Mets?"
Metal Man: "Well, it's not exactly my plan, but basically the Questers are to attack Kairah and attempt to defeat him by hitting his weak points. They also have a strange gun which could potentially cripple him if we managed to deal any serious damage..."
Julian: "An' what're his weakpoints?"
Metal Man: "A mechanical eye, a bunch of vials of Trimate, a strange button fixation... and his armor. Okay, we've identified him. Get ready for battle, Questers. ...And I shall too."
Metal Man (GM): *The ship flies towards Nintendus.*
Julian: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Kairah and Leviathan are strolling through the streets of Toad Town. Ironically, Kairah has destroyed nothing within the town.
Kairah: "Funny, how these people seemed unafraid when I threatened to blow their houses up. That's always a bad sign. Never destroy houses of people who don't fear you."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Yeah, I've met people like that. They suck."
Kairah: "They've got something up their sleeve. Or they're like those ancient people who fought to the death."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Ancient people who fought to the death are okay as long as it's their death."
Kairah: "This planet is boring. Only a thousand men with primitive laser guns? A small carrier ship? I've heard of worse, but I don't want to get sand in my joints..."
Metal Man (GM): *The Seeker appears in the sky.*
Glyph: *Leviathan looks.*
Kairah: "Why... hello there... it looks like that ship I blasted earlier. Perhaps there is a real fight to be had."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "How about that? Is that a good enough target?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out another Trimate and drinks it, tossing his vial away.
Glyph: *Leviathan attempts to pick up the vial and search it for remains--his Ruin Miasma level is not at its peak.*
Kairah: "I've forgotten to care at this point. Someone must pay for what happened to me, and that ship is as good as any."
Metal Man (GM): The vial has green drops in it--Trimate. No ruin miasma properties, it only seems to heal and enhance physical properties.
Glyph: *Leviathan drinks the remaining drops.*
Metal Man (GM): They revitalize your health, but unfortunately, they cannot keep Glyph's magical abilities up to par. Without more miasma, or something else, they won't be useful in this fight. The ship lands.
SIMBER: *To the Questers.* "I have scanned the technology. It appears to be ancient cybernetic technology. Concentrated weapons fire may disable it."
Metal Man (GM): The ramp to the ship opens up. Metal Man walks out, (probably) followed by the other Questers.
Kairah: "Hmph. I must have had brain freeze and forgotten all of them were stuck-up."
Julian: *Julian walks out, down the ramp, looking... angry. Big surprise there. He's making a throat slitting gesture.*
Kairah: "Let's murderize them." *He marches towards the Questers, with impunity.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Brain freeze. 'cause of the cryogenics. Haha. Good stuff. Let's." *Leviathan marches... behind Mardeneigh.*
Metal Man (GM): The two groups are in fighting distance (2 feet). Kairah stares at all of the Questers, chuckling.
Dragoshi: *Walks on out, cricking his neck.*
Kairah: "Well well well well. You aren't the saviors of Parma, but you'll do for my killing needs. Of course, talking is for chumps; I shall just kill you here and now."
Darkdata: "Leviathan, you get out of this battle. I have skin absorbing candies... and I will use them if you fight."
Metal Man (GM): He coughs violently, holding his chest for a bit, before then drinking another Trimate.
Glyph: *Leviathan steps back once.*
Darkdata: "And they last for a month."
Glyph: *Leviathan steps back again.*
Kairah: "Join with me, Leviathan, and I can cure all of those instantaneously."
Darkdata: "And if five of them touch you, there is no cure."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a weird little sun-shaped object. The Questers apparently have no clue what it is.
Douglas: "Hey, Kairah. How about we give you a big bag of buttons in exchange for you leaving everyone alone?"
Metal Man (GM): Retz is currently guarding the ship with a psychic field. Julian wouldn't want a miss by Kairah to destroy it, would he?
Julian: *Yeah, that works.*
Kairah: "Buttons? Bu... no. There is not enough buttons in the world to fix this crime."
Glyph: *Leviathan is quite confused, so he does what he always does when he's confused--he charges up offensive energy and darts his eyes quickly back and forth between everybody.*
Kairah: "I have decided my path, and already drunk enough Trimate to last an entire battle without any more. Attempts to delay me are futile."
Darkdata: *Takes out what looks like a candy from his pocket.* "Do you feel lucky?"
Douglas: "...CRIME?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Pulse Beam!" *Leviathan promptly attacks Darkdata.*
Kairah: "The crimes of those before me..."
Darkdata: *Mirror!*
Douglas: "I'll have you know that we have the ability to end you in this battle. You could go now without a fight and a big bag of buttons, if you were smart."
Julian: "Crime. That's real funny, chump. Far as I see, the only crimedoer here is YOU. Who the hell gave YOU jurisdiction to go around an' beat up so-called 'jerks' where was doin' good? Huh?"
Kairah: "Nobody did. I do it... for fun!"
Metal Man (GM): The beam is reflected back... as the battle begins!
Julian: "Might even say that doin' that makes YOU a jerk. Why don't you go beat up yo'self an' go leave us all alone then, huh? For everyone's sake."
Kairah: "Because..." His eyes gleam. "I have a mission."
Douglas: "And your mission is?"
Julian: "It's a BOGUS mission, one you made up yo'self wit' yo' own rules, 'cause you ain't got nothin' better to do! It ain't right in any sense of the word!"
Kairah: "Screw the rules... I have a bazooka!"
Glyph: *Leviathan is struck by his own attack.*
Metal Man (GM): Kairah stands a scant 2 feet away from the Questers.
Kairah: "Go ahead and hit me. It won't do you any good."
Dragoshi: *Quickdraws his scythe, and swipes at Kairah's eye. The mechanical one.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. He's... standing there?
Douglas: "Hit his USEFUL eye!"
Glyph: *Leviathan is 5 feet away -- 2 extra for following behind Kairah and 1 for the knockback from his own attack.*
Darkdata: *Takes out another candy.*
Glyph: *Leviathan just sorta stands there from off to the side, making no move to do... anything.*
Darkdata: "Be wary, unless you want to be a female."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I'll let you handle this one, big guy."
Dragoshi: *Then, Drag proceeds to move 1 foot forward and flip kick the guy's face in. Twice.*
Kairah: "Fine with me." *He turns to Darkdata, wagging a finger.* "You can't really harm me with those. I'm already infused with another kind of chemical."
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
Darkdata: "Oh, I know. I plan of fixing that little problem. On, even."
Dragoshi: *And, then el Drago kickasso switches out his scythe for the machinegun, and fires an Indignation shot. To the fayce.* >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kairah: "You see, no amount of pithy remarks can take back that your kind leave people like me to die. Lacking a time machine... their karma falls on you to repay. Heh heh heh."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Maybe Hop could build one."
Julian: *Julian tries to shut this guy up by taking off his fedora, extending the blade along the brim, then whipping it at Kairah's eyes, going for... the one we're supposed to be attacking! Yeah! Hat Trick!*
Douglas: "Well that's gunna be your problem then, Kairah. You can't win."
Kairah: "Your attacks are slow and weak. I don't even need to dodge them."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *The fedora comes around for another pass!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian catches his fedora as it comes around, puts it back on his head, and conserves his time.*
Aaron fires 4 fireballs in Kairah's direction.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit.
Aaron goes into an odd defensive position. *Return Postage in effect.*
Metal Man swings his hammer around, then swings with all his might at Kairah twice, following those up with a Metal Fist.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Douglas: "You're outnumbered and outpowered, despite what you think, and you still wanna risk your life to attack us?.. There is no point to that."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kairah: "You're right... I have no chance of winning at all." He smiles and laughs at Douglas.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Uh, what?"
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. Sarcasm?"
Douglas: "Well if you WANT to die, then just go and sit around in outer space until you suffocate or freeze to death."
Darkdata: "You know what? I declare that Trimate an impurity."
Kairah: "Oh, if only you knew..." He continues laughing.
Douglas: "Hey, you could TELL us..."
Darkdata: *Pure Darksong.* -Kairah's Trimate is impure. Remove the Trimate from his body-
Kairah: "And ruin the surprise? Now now, that's not what a good hero does!"
Douglas: "I've asked you about things plenty of times now and you ignored me. You can't say I don't care."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata's spell encounters one problem:
Dragoshi: .oO(I'm expecting some sort of response to the tune of 'Where's the fun in th'-Wow. I'm good)
Metal Man (GM): Kairah's blood-trimate level is so high it's more like trimate-blood level.
Glyph: *Leviathan looks on with absolute horror.*
Metal Man (GM): If anything his blood is getting in the way. And if Darkdata removed that everyone would probably be in deep trouble.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You have a spell that does what."
Metal Man (GM): As its apparently more powerful than blood for sustaining people.
Douglas: "Yeah seriously. Why haven't you told us? Or just used it on Glyph there?"
Kairah: "Trimate is by far one of the purest substances in the universe... that is what makes it so addictive."
Darkdata: "Oh, I never mentioned that?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You have a spell that does what? You have a spell that does what?!?"
Kairah: "But... you might succeed next time... that would be bad."
Darkdata: "Hmm... Let me try a different approach."
Douglas: "Maybe that spell would at least be able to get all the ruin miasma out of Glyph, thus causing him to be weak."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hey hey hey! I'm not the one you're fighting here! Focus!~"
Dragoshi: "...Or cause him to die."
Julian: "Either works."
Douglas: "Yup."
Kairah: *shrug.* "I'd protect him from possible death attempts, but... he isn't really helping me right here."
Darkdata: *Seal Clearsong.* - The Trimate in his blood *Seal it from being used.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata attempts to seal it. He laughs as it only seals up his wounds.
Kairah: "Thanks. All that bleeding could have harmed me."
Darkdata: "Blahaflkjskldgjlksajdklgjaslkdglkajskldgjjaiej."
Julian: *faceplam.*
Darkdata: "Aakbjlaksdjlkbjdsbalfd;gkla;kgl;kl;kg."
Dragoshi: "...That was not how that was meant to work, huh?"
Julian: "Nice..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Ugh, and I thought my screw upon the Void wasn't bad enough.)
Kairah: "Now... for making me feel so much better, I won't kill you... per see... But... I have an idea..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a big ol' bomb, labeled 'El Bombo.'
Kairah: "Somebody said this was highly dangerous and explosive."
Darkdata: "Great."
Kairah: "Let's find out!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Are you and E Li Three related?!"
Darkdata: "Just, lovely."
Glyph: *Leviathan runs off behind... something.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes out another large weapon... it's a launcher. He sticks it in there. Jams it in with some extra sticks of dynamite.
Douglas: "Cool?"
Kairah: "Now, I'm no scientist, but this should be enough... for my first attack."
Darkdata: "My only hope it blows up in his hands."
Dragoshi: "...Are you sure that won't backfire on you?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Nice mangling of your espanol, senor.) *add accents where appropriate.*
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button. The explosives suddenly are glowing with laser energy.
Julian: "...Awwww hell."
Kairah: "It didn't backfire against that other fellow who had the power to flood continents. They still haven't found all his bones. 3... 2... 1... large explosion go!"
Darkdata: "Darksong, Clearsong, Harmony, please... let it backfire!"
Julian: "Hit the deck!" *Julian tries to dive out of the way as the thing goes off.*
Metal Man (GM): He shoots it. The highly energized mass collides into the ground and explodes insanely violently, causing everything in the area that's standing to be knocked over and set on fire.
Metal Man: "Gah! It's like a small tactical warhead!"
Julian: *Fuck.*
Darkdata: *Tear.*
Julian: *KO!*
Aaron: *Burns.*
Darkdata: "The gods, do have a good sense of humo-- *dies.*"
Digifanatic: *DEAD.*
Dragoshi: *...Evades. Somehow.*
Metal Man (GM): Douglas reflects a small portion of the damage back, but takes the full blast as well. Kairah wipes the soot off of his eyebrows and blows the smoke off his gun, surveying the destruction. Dragoshi evades, still taking some damage.
Kairah: "Well, I guess you guys aren't all made of cardboard."
Julian: *Julian's out on the ground... but wait, he's movin'! Quick Revive rules.*
Dragoshi: *But, still he mostly evaded that. Charred, he coughs.* "...Heheh."
Darkdata: *Staying dead until a certain turn is over.*
Kairah: "I think I'll do this."
Glyph: *Leviathan looks up from behind an object that can no longer be identified.*
Digifanatic: *No Quick Revive yet.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes out another, longer teal rifle and begins firing it like a machinegun, targeting Dragoshi and Douglas with it 2 times each. Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *First hits, second phails.*
Metal Man (GM): Weird gravity explosions occur wherever the rifle hits. He finishes up by drinking a Trimate really quickly.
Dragoshi: *Low on HP.* >_>
Digifanatic, making sure to pay attention to Metal's words on Kairah's weak points, goes for that mechanical eye as well, advancing immediately to the eye and smacking it with a Fire Punch... talk about a nice view of the flames.
Darkdata: *revive.* "I have a better plan!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Douglas took little damage from those shots. Huh.
Metal Man (GM): Digi smacks his eye dead-on. He holds it, shaking his other fist.
Kairah: "Ha ha ha! You hit my eye... my decorative eye!"
Dragoshi: *Tries to steal whatever Trimate the guy has!*
Darkdata: "Nice work Dragoshi!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi go to steal some Trimate. Unfortunately, he discovers there are too many for him to even carry locked in a compartment on his belt. He gains 1 Trimate.
Dragoshi: *quickly pockets the Trimate, and shoots out a Tidal Blast shot at Kairah's REAL eye.*
Kairah: "Interesting... my eye needed to be washed out anyway." He rubs it a bit.
Dragoshi: *And, steals some more Trimate. 'Cause, hey, every little bit helps.* :p
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi grabs another one.
Douglas: "Hey! I'll chug some of that! Looks tasty."
Kairah: "No! Don't! It's... uh... poisonous!"
Douglas: "It heals wounds, jerk."
Kairah: "Sure it does."
Darkdata: "Lies and you know it. Although addictive."
Julian: "Don't touch it!" *Julian yells as he gets up.* "We need a junkie like we need a hole in the head." *Julian finishes getting up... and tries to Mug Kairah! Bum rush time!*
Douglas: "Then YOU heal me!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Julian steals yet another Trimate.
Julian: *Julian knees Kairah in the gut and takes one of his vial thingies while he's doubled over! Success!*
Aaron: *Quick revives, then returns to his odd defensive stance.*
Douglas: "You're a jerk too!.. though you don't realize that someone really SHOULD be keeping me alive."
Julian: "What the hell are you gonna DO? That's so important you gotta live."
Darkdata: "He has... the thing."
Douglas: "BAH." *Eyeroll.*
Julian: "WHAT thing?"
Dragoshi: "...Like we're gonna tell when we're in front of the damn enemy."
Darkdata: *Whispers to Julian.* "A gun that can hurt him if we do enough damage."
Dragoshi: *Points to Kairah.* *Stops pointing, then waits.*
Julian: *whispers back.* "Then someone can pick it up offa him if he DOES kick the bucket."
Metal Man does four horizontal swings with his hammer!
Douglas: "K."
Metal Man (GM): Some hits, some misses.
Darkdata: "I may not be able to remove all the Trimate from your body, but I can remove some."
Glyph: [???] "May I humbly suggest refraining from using the gravity gun on them? Gravigun, if I am not mistaken?"
Kairah: "Where's the fun in instantly killing them? But of course, I have to use my big gun first."
Glyph: [???] "You would still yield higher damages for toying with them if you used, say, your arm. Diangonium, is it?"
Douglas: "No fun at all! Even better, why don't you give me some Trimate so I can heal and stuff? If it's so bad, then you would love for me to drink it!"
Kairah: "Yes..." *Narrows his eyes at Glyph... then chuckles at Douglas.* "Here you go."
Metal Man (GM): He rolls an entire box of them to Douglas. Then he sticks a separate one in his gun.
Kairah: "Did you know they're explosive?"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* He fires a salvo (conspicuously moved so it doesn't blow up the box he rolled at Douglas), which then explodes at everyone
Metal Man asplode!!!
Dragoshi: *Down to... almost no health. Jeet sweesus.*
Digifanatic: *Dead again.*
Kairah: "Hm... excellent... one more round or two and all of them will be dead. But first."
Julian: *Julian stands tall and is kinda hurt maybe!*
Metal Man (GM): He walks up to Julian and begins slapping him rabidly. That arm's... pretty tough.
Kairah: "I do believe the Gravity gun can be retired for this battle."
Julian: *Julian ducks the middle two, but gets cocky and gets slapped by the last one.*
Glyph: [???] "I'm glad you could see it from my... limited perspective. That is, from whatever Leviathan was cowering behind."
Kairah: "You better continue to make yourself useful, or your magically enchanted self might make a very useful projectile. My gun fires more than medical supplies and pirate-created bombs, you know."
Digifanatic: *Quick Revive and he's not selfish with Phoenix Downs, but this time he has no choice.* *Uses his Down.*
Dragoshi: *Pulls out... One of the lemonades he acquired! He drinks it!* >_>
Glyph: [???] "Can you still use Savior Bolt? It might yield... interesting results."
Kairah: "Perhaps."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi drinks it... blech! It's gone bad! It does nothing.
Dragoshi: *Damn.* *Anyway, some more theft!*
Kairah: "Drink some Trimate, not some disgusting juice. It works for me!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi obtains yet another Trimate.
Kairah: "Full healing guaranteed!"
Metal Man (GM): Kairah himself looks hideously beaten up. He just doesn't appear to feel pain.
Dragoshi: *Whee. Can only do that 9 more times. And again!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, Drago acquires a fourth Trimate.* >_>
Glyph: [???] "I certainly hope your healing won't be stunted by the disabling weapon they intend to use on you."
Kairah: *Narrows eyes at ???* "What weapon? How do you know?"
Darkdata: *w* "Julian, take that weapon and use it now."
Julian: *w* "Where the hell IS it?"
Glyph: [???] "Your mechanical components, I believe, are their target. It is a projectile weapon of some sort."
Darkdata: *w* "Douglas has it."
Kairah: "Oh, right." He shrugs. "If it works, it works. But they mess up so much that I doubt they'll hit me."
Glyph: [???] "So said the Void as well. And Kuja. And even myself."
Kairah: "Says them, but remember... I come from before any of them existed. Their equivalents from my realm are also dead."
Julian: *What the hell ever. Julian grabs the gun and tries to fire at Kairah.*
Glyph: [???] "And I have faith that you are more than capable of destroying them. Simply do not forget that they are at least somewhat competent fighters."
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits Kairah with the disabling gun. All the armor explodes violently... revealing the clothes he wore on the day it became stuck to him in the first place. A device crashes to the ground from his head.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one."
Digifanatic: *gazes at the device.*
Julian: "Boom."
Metal Man (GM): It's... just like those weird devices those King's men used on Aetos.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the device...*
Darkdata: "Do not let your guard down yet."
Metal Man (GM): The others revive. Kairah stands there, looking at it for a bit, too.
Digifanatic: "You have got to be kidding me..."
Kairah: "Well, I have to say, that was original. But you haven't even come close to killing me yet."
Douglas: "Hay! Julian stole that thing Tails gave me." *frown.*
Julian: *Follows up with Legendary Fist To Face Technique.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian punches him. He wipes the blood--er, Trimate--from his face.
Kairah: "But you'll have to catch me first!"
Metal Man (GM): He makes a weird spell movement and vanishes.
Metal Man: "It appears he hasn't run very far away..." *Takes out his dex.* "He's on Genetia."
Julian: "Great." *Heads back into the ship.*
Metal Man: "But that leaves us with... him... to deal with." *points at Glyph.*
Darkdata: "Reveal yourself now, Mr. Unknown."
Dragoshi: "Yes. Please do."
Metal Man: "Because, after all, we'd be pretty sloppy if we chased away the man with the big guns and let the mysterious interloper do as he pleases."
Glyph: [???] "Errol Kingsley, also codenamed to those such as Leviathan from Charon's circles as 'Minos.'"
Digifanatic: .oO(Genetia again... I don't think we'll ever leave that planet...)
Douglas: "Let's do the smart thing and put him into a prison forever."
Julian: "Kill him! Use the unbind song or something."
Metal Man: "I thought the last prison we used on him failed. Plus Charles is dead."
Dragoshi: "It did."
Darkdata: "I do not think I will be that easy."
Glyph: [Errol] "That is not true either."
Metal Man: "Hm... we could let the Nintendus police handle him, too."
Julian: "Or we could KILL HIM an' make sure he never bothers anyone else ever again."
Douglas: "OR give him some Mega Mack!"
Darkdata: *Tries to remove not enough miasma to kill him but to weaken him.*
Metal Man: "But there is an innocent personality within him."
Darkdata: "This... should subdue him for a while..."
Dragoshi: "...Mega Mack doesn't exist anymore. Does it?" :/
Julian: "An' there's a whole lot of EVIL personality in him too."
Metal Man: "It still exists. Dr. Ivo Robotnik has tons of it."
Douglas: "Sure it does! That one guy, McDermid had plenty."
Darkdata: "At least, till we can do something."
Digifanatic: "I hope... as long as it's enough time for us to manhandle Kairah."
Glyph: [Errol] "You should know that you waste your time with moves such as that."
Metal Man (GM): But Kairah also dropped a red substance in a tube, several of which are scattered about. Heck, it looks like he was a walking pharmacy.
Digifanatic: *scans the red substance before he touches it...*
Darkdata: "And now that you are weak."
Glyph: [Errol] "There wasn't enough miasma in this body to survive Kairah's strongest attack were I in range."
Douglas takes the box of it. "HMPH."
Dex: "...DING! ...Tri... fluid. Some sort of magical substance which replenishes magical energy."
Darkdata: "I declare the personalty Errol to be impure!"
Douglas: "Can I have the neato gun back, Julian?" *frown.*
Julian: *Toss.*
Darkdata: *Pure Clearsong.* "Oh please... let this work."
Douglas: *Blink.* *Flails and catches it.* "Wow... Really?"
Douglas grabs the box of Trimate and gives Julian three of them. "Thanks! Here!"
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata uses his powers... but he hits the fact there's probably THOUSANDS of personalities in there. So instead of freeing him, he gets a horrible headache.
Darkdata: "Wow... that hurt..."
Metal Man (GM): One which would be shared by Errol.
Glyph: *Errol has a pained smile.*
Darkdata: "He is like Alexia... clonned... a million times... in one body."
Digifanatic: "Dang, man."
Metal Man: "...!"
Douglas: "And not possibly the mother of some kid who looks Whallerian."
Metal Man gets an idea, and takes out a box. "Personalities... personalities... And then... there is this."
Digifanatic: "Oh, no, we're not discussing that right now."
Douglas: "Or brother... or whatever you people are saying it is."
Metal Man: "One of the few existing transformers left in existence."
Dragoshi: "...Transformers?"
Julian: "..."
Glyph: *Errol has lost his smirk.*
Douglas: "Hah. No. Throw it away."
Metal Man blows the dust off of it. "Last used to contain Tridus. It should do the job."
Glyph: [Errol] "You aren't proposing to use that? Do you recall what it did to Tridus?"
Julian: *facepalm.* "Metal, don't you do what I think you're gonna do."
Douglas: "Please don't."
Dragoshi: "...Hoo boy."
Darkdata: *Seal Darksong on Errol.*
Glyph: [Errol] "Stop that!"
Darkdata: "I will not let you move."
Metal Man: "Well, no, I won't use it, but only if you agree to be whatever personality I want."
Glyph: [Errol] "I can't match your strength right now--your efforts to contain me are wasted."
Darkdata: *Falls over from the backlash.*
Douglas: "YOU? YOU didn't have to spend weeks with him!"
Metal Man: "But otherwise... I've always wondered what it'd be like to trap you inside a box and hurl it at the bottom of the ocean."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that works."
Metal Man: "Of course, oceans dry up."
Douglas: "Let's launch him into the sun, instead."
Darkdata: "A volcano?"
Glyph: [Errol] "I don't particularly have any use for this body without its energy. What would you have done with it?"
Darkdata: *This is after getting up.*
Metal Man: "Trap it somewhere it can never escape from unless I chose to release it. So. Come with me, or come with me in a box. Your choice. The first option involves a lot less dust and dangerous artifacts."
Glyph: [Errol] "It isn't much of one, is it? Where would you have me go?"
Metal Man: "Well, you know so much about Kairah. I think you could redeem yourself by telling us what you know of him and why."
Glyph: [Errol] "Very well."
Metal Man: "He obviously is abnormal. We blew off all his armor and beat him down to almost nothing and yet he summoned a teleport half-way across the universe in that state."
Glyph: [Errol] "I'm a clairvoyant. It is no surprise that I can drag bits and pieces of information from the air itself. He is like Glyph, this body--a being who cheats the rules to become more powerful than others would allow. I suppose that never turns out well."
Metal Man: "I'm sort of like that... but I work with people." *Chuckles.* "Now... let us go!" *Motions for everyone to get on the ship.*
Digifanatic: *heads onto the ship.*
Metal Man: "Er... with the clairvoyant part. And... don't touch the trimate, anyone. You can keep it, but drinking it may be bad for you..."
Dragoshi: *Walks towards the ship, entering it.*
Darkdata: *On the ship I go, I go."
Glyph: [Errol] "Had I my way there would no longer be people for which to work." *Errol quietly kicks a vial of Trifluid into his hand.*
Douglas holds out his hand. "He didn't mean YOU could have any."
Julian: *Already on ship, was yelling from the door.*
Metal Man (GM): *Goes on ship, waiting for Glyph, does not notice Trifluid.*
Glyph: *Errol follows Metal, though not breaking eye contact with Douglas. He does not drop the Trifluid, and in fact, snags another bottle.*
Digifanatic: *turns to Errol and says quietly but still loud enough for him to hear.* "Give it back to him, Errol."
Glyph: *Errol stops.* "If I do not find ways of replenishing my energy there will be no body left."
Douglas mutters. "Good. Now give it to me."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on the ship now, as it takes off...
Digifanatic: "Oh... well, be warned with what Metal said about how drinking it could be bad, though."
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, the ship takes off yet again.
Grodus: "You certainly are obsessed with flying everywhere."
Metal Man: "I guess it's in the genes."
Glyph: *Errol empties his pockets of stolen bank coins.*
Julian: "We got places to g-I'LL be takin' that." *yoink.*
Glyph: [Errol] "Leviathan does not even understand the concept of money."
Douglas whispers to Julian.
Darkdata: "Errol, you sound like you like to think. What would happened if you fused all your personalties into one?"
Glyph: [Errol] "It wouldn't be a very effective personality, having many conflicting thoughts at once."
Julian: "An' thos two... whatchamacallits. For security reasons." *Yoinks the two Trimates/Trifluids Errol's got on him.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally reach Genetia... the ship slows down again as it flies overhead.
Metal Man: "Hm... what's this?"
SIMBER: "Television broadcast detected."
Glyph: *Errol laughs dryly before the broadcast is even received.*
Metal Man (GM): The viewscreen comes down, and you see Kairah... a beaten-up Kairah... announcing to the entire nation something.
Kairah: "Citizens of Genetia, it has been hundreds of years since I have addressed you."
Douglas presents the box of Trimate before Julian.
Kairah: "But now that I am alive again, I can resume what was done back when, and restore this planet back to its lush appearance..."
Darkdata: "Just... grrrrrrrreeeeeaaatttt."
Douglas: "See! He's not a bad guy."
Kairah: "A strange mind-control device from men I had never met had caused me to do bad, wrong things... and I regret them."
Digifanatic: .oO(Wait for the curveball... Oh, wait, yeah... mind-control...)
Kairah: "Effective immediately, I shall reactivate the planetary stability monitors and ensure the planet is livable again."
Glyph: [Errol] "Mr. Mardeneigh is more clever than I give him credit for."
Kairah: "As well, I shall ensure a demo---" The picture suddenly shorts, as The Man and The Armor appear behind him.
Julian: "HERE we go..."
Dragoshi: "...Hm?" *Tries to determine Kairah's motive-Oh, dammit. Still though, trying to determine his motive.*
Digifanatic: .oO(There is the curveball.)
Kairah: "It appears the rogue elements have come to attack me. I shall fight them, but I rely on your help! Gah!" *The camera explodes.*
Metal Man (GM): His motive is, strangely, pure.
Douglas: "Bah. Liar."
Dragoshi: "...Strange."
Digifanatic: "...Yeah."
Dragoshi: "His motive was, for some odd reason... Pure."
Metal Man (GM): There are a massive amount of Quantum robots streaming out of the cave where the Questers first encountered The King's Men.
Digifanatic: *a bit weary.* "Really?"
Dragoshi: "...Yes. Really."
Julian: "...Wait a sec."
Digifanatic: *and waits.*
Metal Man: "I think he was a figurehead..."
Julian: "..." *faceplam.* "Aetos, this is why I TOLD YOU not to trust The Man!"
Dragoshi: "A figure head for what, Metal?"
Metal Man: "...Those people who decided to apparently destroy his broadcast as he was about to say something important."
Julian: "Now we gotta go FIGHT The Man, an' 'cause of that contract you signed, we gotta fight you too. AGAIN."
Metal Man: "This must be the true battle here--let us finish this mess, where it began!"
Dragoshi: "Indeed." *Pulls out machinegun and keeps it at his side.*
SIMBER: "Target acquired." *BLAM* *BLAM* *Ship shakes.* "Enemy robots possess ability to throw objects very high. Will have to drop you off."
Darkdata: *To the ship.* *I mean Pull the leaver.* *arrg Move the ship!*
Dragoshi: "And I presume these robots aren't electronic?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship swoops in low, and a portal opens up.
SIMBER: "The robots are quantum-based. EMP is useless."
Dragoshi: "...Of course."
SIMBER: "Even when turned off they are functioning."
Darkdata: "So, that was it."
Glyph: [Hop] "Are they friends of Mr. Robot?"
Julian: "So are we goin' or not? C'mon!" *Heads into ze warp.*
Darkdata: "This ties up a few lose ends anyway."
Metal Man: "No... his relatives, probably." *Walks into the portal.*
Darkdata: *Warp I guess.*
Dragoshi: *TO... ZA WARUPO.*
Darkdata: "Also, hello hop."
Digifanatic: *and he warps.*
Glyph: [Hop] "Hello!" [Leviathan] "Goodbye!"
Douglas pulls Glyph into the warp.
Aaron jumps in.
Glyph: *Leviathan responds by aiming another pulse at Douglas... which, thanks to Darkdata... is completely ineffective.*
Darkdata: "Do... do de do..."
Douglas: "Cmon' Leviathan. We like you better than that jackass Errol."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Waitwhat?"
Douglas has shoved him in yet?
Glyph: *Leviathan tips over and is through the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Questers all appear in the same room as before. Kairah lays off to the side, as The Man chuckles insidiously.
The Man: "Nobody defeats... The Man..."
Darkdata: "That pun will cost you so much."
Julian: "Already kicked yo' ass ONCE. Reckon we can do it AGAIN."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hey, you! Asshole! What did you do to the guy who bought me lunch?"
The Man: "Nothing serious. He'll be knocked out long enough for me to fix him up again. And you think you can defeat me... you are technically correct..."
Glyph: *Leviathan thinks for a moment on how to stop this but as his power is locked, he just sorta stands still.*
The Man: "But I am not a Master of Saga. Well. This body is."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Well crap."
The Man: "But the soul... died long ago... Tridus himself destroyed it as his most evil punishment to the foolish Three Powers Saga-people. Of course... he didn't know... what he would allow to happen by doing this."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Kairah.
Dragoshi: "...What does that make you, then?"
The Man: "I originally rode his body to here, using his space ship."
Douglas: "A nobody?..." *shrugs.*
The Man: "However his will was too strong. In fact I had to restrain him repeatedly to keep from either killing all of you, killing himself, or something else."
Douglas: "Just a shell, if he has no soul."
Dragoshi: "'Course."
The Man: "This soulless fool has served a good body... but there is only so much he can do. I tried to use Solidus... but he wound up destroying his... succulent... strong body... But you left me a body. One body. The only body."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You can't use words like that if you want to be taken seriously as a villain."
Douglas: "...How do you go about possessing people, might I ask?..."
Darkdata: "..." .oO(Well crap.)
Julian: "That all sounds... INCREDIBLY GAY."
Metal Man (GM): He raises his hands, causing a pentagram to appear on the floor.
Dragoshi: "...No. Seriously?" *Sarcastic.*
Douglas: "Oh, are you an alchemist now?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn you, spirit! Look what you made me do--I just agreed with Julian!"
Dragoshi: "...And I agreed to that agreement." >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): He then raises... the dead body of Ricky.
Dragoshi: "But, seriously, thou- ...I thought we vaporized him."
Douglas: "HEY. NO. BAD BAD GUY."
Digifanatic: "Oh, you are messing too much now."
Julian: *Takes a picture with the dex for photographic evidence.*
The Man: "His knowledge is now mine, although, like what Tridus did to this man, he has no soul either..."
Dragoshi: "Dammit. Iggy even vaporized the dust..."
Darkdata: "Yeah."
The Man: "This is merely an imprint... good enough for me."
Digifanatic: *Dittos Julian's action for his own personal reference.*
Dragoshi: "...An imprint, huh?" *Does the same, I guess.*
Julian: *Sends a copy to Wario so they can claim Ricky's money for bank funds.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "So you're going to use all his copied abilities? Let me know how that turns out, you unoriginal bastard."
The Man: "What? His abilities are not as useful as the fact that his body is new. This one..."
Dragoshi: "...Aren't all pots calling kettles black at this point?" :/
Metal Man (GM): The Man's body falls face-down and turns to dust.
Darkdata: *Repeal the dust.*
Metal Man (GM): The dust is destroyed. But it was already destroyed.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Stupid fool coulda used some Ruin Miasma and kept the old one. People these days."
Metal Man (GM): A massive dark mist pours out from it and into the Ricky body. Apparently only using it as a base, as the body soon grows to be human-size and reverts to Lizardman characteristics... while keeping the shell.
Dragoshi: "'Sides. You're making this too easy for me. I've got a deep amount of hatred for the soup... dish. ...Okay, now. What the hell?"
Julian: "Son of a BITCH..."
Digifanatic: "That... that's not cool."
???: "With this form, and the army of Kairah Mardeneigh, I will bring this planet and the entire solar system to its knees."
Digifanatic: .oO(Looks like Aetos may be a roadblock to Ricky... or whatever the heck that is now.)
???: "I shall show you the true meaning of evil."
Metal Man (GM): The ground shakes.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "True meaning of evil, got it. Julian, you better hand me one of those damn vials."
Metal Man (GM): The monitors come on, revealing that the entire base was just a space ship.
Julian: *WHAT A TWIST.*
Metal Man (GM): One hell of a space ship, too, as it dwarfs even the Kuja ship and blots out the sun of wherever it flies. Robots continue pouring out of it, levitating to the ground... and into the air.
Darkdata: *Call item spellsong.* *Vile of Trifluid.* *Gives it to Leviathan.* "Abuse it and I rip it all out of you."
Metal Man (GM): The robots, and the ship, are then coated in a dark mist, which causes them all to gain strange, glowing armor. The mist also pours onto the ground below the ship, corrupting it.
Glyph promptly downs the vial.
Metal Man (GM): It replenishes Glyph's magic energy.
Digifanatic: "Man, I coulda swore that when we left this planet, this'd be the last we'd see of him..."
???: "The one you know as Ricky is Dead."
Darkdata: "Remind me to get Iggy to make his imprints in time unreadable."
???: "I am..."
Digifanatic: "You know what? It's close enough, alright?"
Glyph: *Leviathan promptly heads over to Kairah and attempts to channel one of Glyph's old heealing spells--something that he could only do directly after getting replenished like this.*
Douglas: "Do we even really care who you are?"
Metal Man (GM): A massive explosion rips through the mountains below, destroying them. A planet eclipses the sun, plunging the world into darkness.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Let's see, Red Healing, let's see if I can get this to work."
???: "DARK FORCE PLAVIUS!!!"
Douglas: "Nope... I sure don't care still."
Darkdata: *While he is distracted.* *Chaos Dance!*
Dark Force: "Care not as you wish... I will erase you all from this plane of existence easily."
Dragoshi: "...Such idiocy."
Dragoshi: "It's sad, really."
Julian: "Heard that before. Didn't happen."
Metal Man (GM): It auto-fails. Kairah himself lays face-down on the ground despite some weak healing from Glyph.
Douglas: "K. So what was the point of putting this plate on my head anyways? That elaborate trap for nothing? Pathetic it seems to me."
Metal Man (GM): The dance spell failed.
Douglas: "I mean, I only got it so we could have a truce, but noooo."
Dark Force: "That was a meaningless idea of my host's mind's remains."
Douglas: "Give him the trimate if you want to wake him up, duh."
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Drago aims his machinegun at DFP and shoots him with an Indignation shot.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Douglas: "So, the contract is off, right?"
Darkdata: "Darkness is not allways evil. However not everyone accepts that."
Dragoshi: "...I know that. Though, some people try to abuse loopholes and attempt to use darkness, regardless of it's alignment to their advantage." :/
Douglas: "Kk." *Air Darts to the face.* *Or nothing.* *Depending on the answer.*
Dark Force: "You cannot escape contracts made by me."
Dragoshi: "...Odd."
Douglas: "Ok then, so that means we can't hurt each other?"
Dark Force: "Of course... servant of darkness."
Douglas: "Darkness? BAH."
Dragoshi: .oO(Shouldn't The Armor be around here somewhere?)
Julian: "TOLD YOU." *Legendary Fist To Face Technique!*
Dragoshi: "...The evil half of darkness." *Shakes head in annoyance.*
Douglas: "Can I just stick with 'The Wind' and not have anything to do with darkness?"
Digifanatic: .oO(I doubt that.)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Can someone give me some support here? I'm trying to heal the man who has ultimate firepower at his fingertips."
Dark Force: "That is a name the person you freed made for you, not one I would make for you..."
Julian: *Grapple!*
Douglas: "So?.. I like it better."
Darkdata: "Leviathan, I will help soon."
Dark Force: "Kill the people trying to revive Kairah and I'll think about it."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Douglas: "Why would I do that? I mean... I'm hoping they beat you, you know."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Unless he was talking to me."
Douglas shrugs at Leviathan.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I mean, wait, no, now I'm confused..."
Julian: *Snap Suplex! Pow! Hit*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn, I'm usually the first person people go to when they want someone who values his alliances about as much as toilet paper..."
Julian: *Use a Trimuvate or whatever on Kairah if possible!*
Douglas: "Not when I'm here, Leviathan! Except I do like the Questers more than this guy."
Julian: *Yeah, one of those.*
Douglas: "You know, if you all signed the contract too, this guy wouldn't be allowed to hit you."
Digifanatic: "And we'd be bound to way too much crap we don't want to deal with, quite frankly."
Julian: "An' we wouldn't be able to hit HIM."
Darkdata: "If you would of read the contract, you would know that if we are fighting the contract is temp void."
Metal Man (GM): Julian uses it on Kairah.
Douglas: "Better than being attacked by him, I'm sure. Of course, if he does hit me with something, then the contract is broken."
Kairah: "...Good thing you're here. The true evil is right there." *Points at the Dark Force.* "But I think I can help."
Dragoshi: "...Howso?"
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers and... his armor walks right up to him, and he puts it on.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Yessss!"
Darkdata: "Nice trick."
Dragoshi: "...Impressive."
Kairah: "He won't last more than ten seconds against my weapons."
Douglas: "Hey! Use me as a weapon!" *Wind form.*
Dragoshi: .oO(So that's where The Armor was)
Dark Force: "You cannot destroy a God with your pathetic weaponry."
Glyph: [???] "I dunno, he seems like the final boss type."
Kairah: "Let's see about changing that."
Darkdata: "Quiet Achilles."
Metal Man (GM): Anything else, Julian?
Dragoshi: "Again with Achilles, Darkdata?"
Darkdata: "Too may would be gods, too little knowledge of greek legends."
Julian: *Legendary Torso Obliteration Technique!*
Dragoshi: "Heh."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "That one was a friend, actually. You can tell when Errol is... well, now is very much not the time."
Julian: *Julian grapples Plavius, hits him with 6 quick kicks to the midsection, pushes off, and goes to take his head off with a Legendary Tornado Cranial Kick!*
Darkdata: "Who was the female personalty Glyph?"
Douglas: "I wonder what kind of use The King has for The Wind. I can't fight this guy directly, but I can be used to fight him!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You shut up!"
Darkdata: "I saw into you Lev, I know."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Do you want me to focus on destroying the dark evil or you? I can do either, you know!"
Darkdata: "Good point, we can talk later."
Kairah: "I shall repay your quick revival of me with... napalm to the being which possessed me for too long."
Dragoshi: "Hooray."
Kairah: *He stacks up his blaster and fires at Dark Force Plavius.*
Douglas: "Napalm doesn't go well with The Wind." D:
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOOOM.* He fires a photon shot directly into the Dark Force.
Darkdata: *Eyebrow Up.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Who's da master strategist! I da master strategist!"
Dragoshi: "...Sweet merciful hell. That look like it hurt." >_>;;
Digifanatic, of course, just gets more and more annoyed at all of this and pulls out his golf club, holds his spot for a second as he motions it in his bludgeoning stance... he lets out a one-level charged swing at DFP and finishes off the turn with an Icy Kick to his stomach. "Care to chill out?"
Darkdata: "Digi... you complain about my puns."
Aaron goes into a standard defensive position then passes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit... *Adds up.*
Dark Force: "You fight me... you fight something unstoppable."
Metal Man (GM): He charges up an extremely powerful energy ray, before then proceeding to rake the entire area with it.
Douglas: *DAMN.* *He evades.*
Digifanatic: *And he's back down to one life.*
Douglas: "Hey! You almost hit-me-not-really!"
Metal Man (GM): Kairah is hit, but survives. And yes, Glyph.
Julian: *Julian stands tall and takes no damage! Go him!*
Darkdata: *Watches it fly by.*
Glyph: *Leviathan promptly flies into a wall and is knocked out. He was to busy attempting to heal Kairah to put up his shield.*
Douglas: "Mr. Darkness, you realize if you hit me, our contract is void, right? So really, I want you to attack me, now."
Metal Man (GM): He then notices Julian is alive and chucks a huge fireball at him.
Julian: *Dufkc.*
Metal Man (GM): He hurls another one at Kairah.
Julian: *KO!*
Metal Man (GM): *Miss.*
Douglas: "You should listen to me! I sometimes say useful things!"
Darkdata: "Well, I know who we have to defend."
Dragoshi: *Quick Revives... Son of a sidewinder.*
Darkdata: *Invisibility Clearsong on Kairah.*
Metal Man (GM): He turns invisible.
Kairah: "Hey, neat! I don't remember being able to do that."
Darkdata: "You don't I do. Don't let the enemy notice you."
Glyph: *Leviathan has no revive.*
Dragoshi: *Yea, Lesse, Drago...* *Not even going to risk another backfire.* :p *Darts, so eh. Better luck next time...*
Douglas goes over to where Kairah was. "HEY. WHY DON'T YOU USE ME?"
Julian: *Julian stirs... and he's back on his feet!* *And... WEAPONS!* *Julian's got a...* *Knife handle! Screw you, RNG! Said knife handle is thrown at DF's head. Enemy DF.*
Douglas: "...WHY DON'T YOU ANSWER ME?" *wonders where Kairah went.* "Guys, I think Kairah may have left after he turned invisible!"
Dragoshi: *Looks at the air for any... Distortions. If there are any, then there's prolly' a Kairah.* >_>
Darkdata: "He is hiding from the enemy guys. He could attack before the enemy notices."
Metal Man (GM): There is one distortion, but he keeps silent. And hit, Julian.
Kairah: "Eat this, cliche` unliving dark being."
Metal Man (GM): He fires another blast, then uses a Trimate. *BOOOM.* It explodes again... and Dark Force is not doing well at all.
Dark Force: "Gr... I didn't expect them to revive you... or to work together... but I shall succeed! As I did with... Zio..."
Digifanatic: *Quick Revives and is furious--he's on his last life right now and the attacks he receives are too strong to intermediately heal off of... so he has no choice but to rack DFP's brain up with a Fire Punch straight to the head!
Dragoshi: "...Zio? What's your involvement with him?"
Douglas: "Hey! That was YOU inside that spaceship? Who was all 'ZIO IS TRAPPED HERE WITH ME FOREVER' Except it was more Zio going 'I'm gunna trap him inside here with me forever!'"
Dark Force: "Perhaps... or perhaps not. That does not matter to you, as..." He hurls a massive fireball at Douglas.
Douglas: "HAY!" *dodges by reflex.* "Dammit!"
Metal Man (GM): He then causes another room-wide explosion.
Douglas: "Ugh. This SUCKS! I don't think you're CAPABLE of breaking the contract!"
Dragoshi: *And, Drago dances out of the way.* >_>
Digifanatic: *Stays in the fight by 1 point... WHOA.*
Darkdata: *Dead.*
Douglas: *Notices a strange piece of air getting hit with firey stuffs?*
Darkdata: *Revive.* *on last now.*
Julian: *Julian's on his last life too.*
Dragoshi: *Still has two!*
Metal Man (GM): A part of the air is singed.
Darkdata: *Eats a Phoenix Down.* "Tastes like feathers..." *Haste then.* *And makes a really weak mirror.*
Glyph: *Leviathan still has no revive.*
Dragoshi: *Tosses a Phoenix Down over to Julian, and another to Digi.* "Ya both need 'em, anyway." :/ *Drago then...*
Digifanatic: *Holy schneeikes on a plane.*
Dragoshi: *Mech appears, takes El Drago Kickasso's machinegun, and fires at Plavius.*
Digifanatic: *HOLY!!!*
Metal Man (GM): Critzorz.
Dragoshi: *Chuckles as DFP is shot up with a massive laser barrage that has enough force to SLAM DFP into the ground (Throw), and leave 'im in a daze." *Now, why don't we try that again...?* *It's a bloody albatross! >_> But, seriously, albatross flies at DFP, and...* *Tries to peck an eye out or something."
Douglas: "Is it against the contract if I heal one of them?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dark Force: "Of course."
Douglas stomps the ground.
Julian: *Weapons...* *Of course.* *Beer Bottle! Let's smash it over DFP's head.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *'Nother weapon.* *Another Middle Three classic, Julian takes out a brick and launches it at DFP's skull.*
Douglas: "You know, I think I'm beginning to get littered with various markings that signify bad guys... There's this plate, now... The Void's marking on my hand that can only barely be seen when using truth-vision... I've got some mysterious eagle spirit manifesting in my soul..."
Darkdata: "Get Doctor Mario to look at t."
Dragoshi: "...It's ridiculous. It's not even funny. Right?"
Douglas: "Also the X-zone corruption in my sou-- Hell no."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Darkdata: *Evil Grin.*
Julian: "Maybe it's a sign."
Dark Force: "It is the mark of Aribar."
Douglas: "What do you mean?"
Julian: "That you should stop trustin' EVERYBODY." *Last Weapon!* *SLEEEEEEEEEEDGEHAMMER!*
Douglas: "But everyone should be trusted until proven untrustworthy..."
Dragoshi: "...I prefer to take the proper path."
Darkdata: "In the happy world yes, in real life... not so much."
Dragoshi: "Be neutral to most people until they prove something that makes them trustworthy or untrustworthy."
Julian: "That's the exact kind of naive thinkin' that gets you killed." *Julian's got the sledgehammer. He gets a good grip... picks his target... swings for the fences!* *Eh.*
Douglas: "Fine. The NEXT, and only next, person that tries to be my friend, I'll brush off my shoulder."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Douglas: "Or give them the cold shoulder, I think."
Darkdata: "Just do what I do Douglas. Wait for some other fool to try it and... ermmm... never mind."
Douglas frowns.
Digifanatic: "Yeah. We're not really fools." *spoken very dryly, BTW.*
Julian: *POOOOOOOOOW! The sledgehammer head breaks off the shaft and lodges itself in DFP's head!* "Most'a you are."
Dragoshi: "...Neither of you are really helping worth a damn." *To Darkdata and Digi.*
Douglas mutters. This kind of insulting is what had him drink the Mega Mack.
Metal Man (GM): The Dark Force laughs, again...
Dark Force: "You do not see the big picture. I have outsurvived my planet, the people within it, and soon enough, Kairah. For I am..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Julian: "Shot in the FACE."
Dragoshi: "Oh, shut the fu-THANK YOU."
Kairah: "...It wasn't me."
Darkdata: "Nice timing... ."
Dragoshi: "...Then who killed soupdish supreme?"
Metal Man (GM): There is a dark, no, darker, fist protruding from the forehead of this Dark Force.
Dragoshi: "I mean blasted. ...Oh come on."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the fake Void, who looks, and chuckles.
Dragoshi: "...You."
The Void?: "No, no. I don't want this worthless planet. I wanted to shut him up."
Darkdata: "Hello Foid."
Dragoshi: "...Who are you... Truly?"
The Void?: "But... this... is what I have wanted."
Douglas: "Aw. I was hoping it was Shadow. Where is that cute little devil?" *snort.*
Metal Man (GM): He causes the other body to turn to dust, Ricky's remains (or the symbol of them thereof) integrating into him.
Darkdata: *Eyebrow up.*
Metal Man (GM): Trevor's form appears as well, and they merge together to form a towering man who is ghost-like.
???: "You shall know who I am very soon... but now is not the time. You have not completed your Quest."
Dragoshi: "...Hm."
???: "Be thankful I killed this... interloper... he was prepared to go on for quite a while like that. The only hint I will give you is... you really should have listened to Sardis Mongul."
Douglas: "Dioricky?"
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Digifanatic: "Ah, Sardis again..."
Julian: "Whatever."
Darkdata: "I might of missed those words, could they be repeated?"
Metal Man (GM): The strange man holds out a hand, ripping a massive hole in the space-time continuum. Larger than any other. He walks right into it, vanishing.
Kairah: *Scratches head.* "Well, I don't know what that was, but we might as well set things back to normal."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Kairah: "...I'll tell you the truth of this whole matter, all of it."
Julian: "Go ahead."
Dragoshi: "Please do."
Darkdata: "That is what I was about to ask."
Kairah: "Genetia was originally ruled by these... animal-like people, who were relatives to an even more diverse people who apparently founded the tenets of sentient life. Not creators, but merely precursors."
Darkdata: *Slaps Glyph to awake.*
Kairah: "I was a fighter in another galaxy, and fought the likes of Dark Force. However my reward for aiding in his death was the loss of my family and most of my sanity."
Digifanatic: .oO(It's always sanity.)
Kairah: "Even worse, one of my own best friends killed me, himself, and an entire continent... for no reason."
Dragoshi: "...Yeesh. It almost sounds like a badly con-...Nevermind. Go on."
Kairah: "I awoke for no reason with my armor stuck onto me, and had the compulsion to kill all people like those who had 'abandoned' me. While I still resent what happened there, it took it to a new level. I took over the planet, and soon after the Three Powers came. I massacred them all with quantum robots, one of many of my newly gained things. I became bored, and went into stasis for a long period, and woke up now."
Dragoshi: *Is he REALLY telling the truth?*
Metal Man (GM): Uh. It's pretty clear he's telling the truth.
Douglas: "And why were you declared The King?"
Kairah: "Those people declared me it. Indeed, I made a contract with death, but my followers discarded it, pretending to be me."
Darkdata: "And what were you going to ssay before you were interrupted by the Man?"
Douglas: "Democracy, Darkdata?"
Kairah: "Democratic rule is to be instated on the planet."
Dragoshi: "Huh."
Kairah: "Myself, I have had enough of this dimension. I shall take my ship and myself away, so that it can never be abused again... especially not by the very things I wanted to flee."
Glyph: *Leviathan stands up weakly.*
Douglas: "And what about The Armor, and The Wind?"
Kairah: "They named my armor a dorky, dumb name. And you? Well. I could do one thing. I can remove all those stains and curses on you."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Where are you planning on going, anyway?"
Kairah: "To my home star system, or what remains of it."
Douglas: "Oh, how thoughtful. Sure, just keep that eagle-y thing there. I'm pretty sure I can't do any of my windy stuff without it."
Kairah: "I can live without food, water, and if I keep up the Trimate, oxygen soon enough."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Kairah: "Then that is simple."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out the sun-like thing and smacks it into Aetos' forehead. It glows, and suddenly all his residual curses are gone, save for the Eagle one.
Dragoshi: "What is that anyway?"
Darkdata: *Snort.*
Kairah: "A Sol Atomizer. It cures curses of all kinds."
Dragoshi: "Interesting."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Sounds familiar... there any planets of acid seas and miasma air where you come from?"
Douglas: "And this plate that supposedly does somewhat neat stuff?"
Kairah: "No. And the plate is gone. It was a trick."
Douglas knocks on his own head. "Oh ok."
Kairah: "The Man's host body was honest, but not the Dark Force which possessed him."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "'sere happen to be a convenience store or something where they happen to sell Trifluid?"
Kairah: "This has been an incredibly confusing series of events for me, but now with the planet safe for real, maybe you can escape it for a more tranquil place."
Douglas: "Also, why don't you join our own cause, Kairah? You could be useful for the ...betterness of the universe."
Kairah: "Trifluid, unfortunately, is rather unique. It'll take a while for any people with your technology to use it."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Sigh. I kinda need something in that line to, as I said, not die."
Kairah: "No, I cannot. My mind is damaged and I have a dangerous addiction."
Douglas: "What if we have a whole box of it?" *Holds it up.*
Julian: *Didn't Douglas hand that box over to Julian?*
Kairah: "The amount does not matter. Once you use it, you become addicted. If you do not make more of it, you will die. The same as that Ruin miasma you speak of. Perhaps worse, considering two addictions at once... A slight overlap, but not enough to keep you from feeling pain from whatever the other one is. I may return in the far future, but do not count on it--I must fix what was made wrong in my own universe."
Metal Man (GM): A warp back to the Seeker appears.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Well, I'll just go die then. Bye Kairah. We'll always have the bank."
Julian: "Speakin' of bank."
Darkdata: "Later Kairah."
Dragoshi: "Adios, Kairah."
Julian: "I was wondering when you two were gonna get around to reimbursin' me for the lost property and funds that you two blew up."
Digifanatic: "Okay, then... farewell."
Darkdata: *He steps into the warp.*
Digifanatic: *takes the warp.*
Dragoshi: *Enters the warp...*
Julian: *Waiting for Kairah to own up.*
Kairah: "I need not give you money which was spent by the King's Men back..."
Julian: "Nah, I'm talkin' about the stuff you blew up. By hand."
Kairah: "You should make a copy of the Trimate, which once made, can create an entire empire of money from addicted people. Your buildings alone should be reimbursed by a factor of ten."
Julian: "...Yeah, I'd rather not become a drug czar, thank you very much."
Darkdata: "Or it should be destroyed and never used again. I like my idea better."
Julian: "I've seen what addiction can do to people first-hand. I don't wanna be the cause of it."
Kairah: "I can't give you much else, as all I own are weapons of mass destruction, addictive drugs, and other things you wouldn't sell."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "We'll take the weapons!"
Dragoshi: *Facepalm.* *Oh, wait nevermind. Drag entered the warp.*
Douglas: "I do! I'll do it!"
Darkdata: "I am an idiot, I could of asked him about the crystal of the Phantom Lords' powers."
Douglas: "I can see it now. Douglas Craft, billionaire due to crazed druggies. Then I could create a mobile fortress!"
Darkdata: *Sticks head backk though the warp.* "My Douglas sense is yelling:"
Julian: "You go further down that line of thought an' you ain't gonna like where it ends up."
Darkdata: *Call item darksong.* - Douglas.
Douglas: "Fiiine--What?" *Poof to DD.*
Darkdata: "Through the warp with you."
Douglas: *K.*
Darkdata: "I will let you deal with this Jullian." *Head back in.*
Julian: "A'ight... So lemee get this straight. You've got no money, an' the only assets you got are WMD's an' drugs."
Kairah: "Yes."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "So even though you went through the warp, things haven't changed at all!"
Julian: "I got an idea. How much control you still got over this planet? That democratic announcment hadn't gone to air yet, right?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I demand a 10% cut or I'm telling Metal."
Kairah: "It hasn't been aired, however if you want control over the planet, you'll be kicking yourself just 2 years down the line."
Julian: "I don't want control over the planet. What I want is for Sawyer & Wario Banking Co. to be delcared the national bank of Genetia. Figure that'll make it up."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Aw. Now who am I going to extort?"
Kairah: "Ha ha ha. Whatever you say, but the Democracy part stands."
Glyph: *Leviathan looks around for cool The Man stuff he can pawn.*
Julian: "Hey, I'm fine with democracy. I'm jus' makin' sure I get payed back by havin' my bank be the only one on this planet, seein' how you got nothin' else."
Glyph takes the hat and shotgun.
Kairah: "As you wish."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Look at me! I'm Armon!"
Julian: "So we got a deal?" *extends hand for handshake to close it.*
Kairah: "Yes." *Shakes Julian's hand.*
Glyph: *Leviathan wanders off into the warp holding the shotgun and wearing the hat.*
Metal Man (GM): Mission finished.

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