Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 353: Eggmanomics

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Date: April 6th, 2007.
Trivia: This beginning was not intended to be logged, but recaps a bunch of events I've forgotten and nobody reading this probably knows of, so, I'm keeping it here.
Metal Man (GM): Long story short: Kairah had been possessed by Dark Force (evil dark energy from Phantasy Star) which had used him as a way to go to Saga. This Dark Force moved from his body to The Man's, but also sealed Kairah's away, to prevent him from contradicting The Man.
Metal Man (GM):The Questers derailed Dark Force's computer and in the process revived Kairah, but mind-control machinery caused him to act as he did. Kairah was eventually beaten up until the device fell off, and it was discovered he actually wanted democracy on Genetia, and had the ability to fix the planet.
Metal Man (GM): Dark Force's men moved to stop this, but only managed in knocking Kairah out. The Questers revived Kairah, and The Man disintegrated to reveal Dark Force, who revived an image of Ricky's body and tried to kill Kairah and company.
Metal Man (GM): But he was stopped quickly by Kairah and the Questers. An unknown being coup de graced Dark Force and then took the image of the remains along with a copy of Trevor, which he merged together with, and then vanished.
Metal Man (GM): Kairah mentioned his plans to the Questers, and prepared to enact them, and then said he himself would fly back to his home star system, in order to fix what Dark Force had apparently allowed to happen there.
Metal Man (GM): Thus Season 10 ends rather quickly. As Dark Force Plavius had no chance against the Questers and Kairah.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers have returned to the Seeker. Kairah has finished announcing his machine, his plans, and also his ideas for peace. He has also taken his ship and flown away from Genetia--meanwhile, the atmosphere of Genetia has become clean. The sun shines for the first time after many years of darkness.
Julian: *Julian has also secured an exclusivity deal with Genetia for his bank. Hooray capitalism!*
Metal Man (GM): Ricky's machines lay dead; Kairah's are now actually cleaning up the rubbish, planting trees, and fixing up all that was destroyed.
Traon is clueless as to what happened, but he'll pretend he knows.
Metal Man (GM): It appears the original use for those unarmed robots was for repairing. Their hands and speed can build entire cities in days. The ship lands at its original landing spot--in front of Armon's castle.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi is still wondering where that Quantum Robot they built went, anyway, and he takes low whistle as he watches from the Seeker.*
Metal Man (GM): Armon's castle, however, has been destroyed, mostly. Plants are growing out of it at odd angles.
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Aaron walks in, dumbbell in hand.
DigiCoolYoshi: *stares out the planet.* "It's looking nice now..."
Metal Man: "Well, nothing much to say today. Why not get a little fresh air, though. No masks required! In fact... the air is almost like a pure mountain air."
Darkdata: "Things turned out... better than I thought they would."
Metal Man opens up the ramp down and walks outside.
Digifanatic: "Definitely." *follows Metal.*
Darkdata: "Glyph may be a bit spazzed about that..."
Dragoshi: *Follows Metal out, by walking.*
Darkdata: *Follow the metal one.*
Traon follows as well.
Julian: "Screw him." *ramp walkin'.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "If I didn't already not regret it, comments like that would make me not regret blowing up his bank."
Alex Hunter lags behind everyone down the ramp.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk outside... Armon stands, staring at his castle. He looks... almost sad.
Digifanatic: .oO(Heh... this oughta be good.)
Armon: "To know... Smithy was a pawn for a madman... and nothing else... To see... his glorious kingdom... destroyed..."
Glyph: *Leviathan wanders outside still wearing The Man's hat and carrying his shotgun.*
Armon: "...And all because... of one man..."
Aaron follows the team.
Metal Man (GM): He takes out an image of Charles, in his regalia.
Armon: "He... he betrayed us. Ricky's forces were the sequel to his. Had we had Ricky's forces, we could have continued our domain. Perhaps even become peaceful with the others. Had Smithy not been killed... Smithy was killed because of these traitors... Charles was to supervise rebuilding him... he even had this..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a fake white emerald, which has shattered by now.
Armon: "...Oh. I forgot. You might actually have something important to say."
Metal Man: "No, not really."
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, can we cut the depressing stories and just relax for once?)
Julian: *Julian's currently on his Dex phone, telling Wario the news about the deal.*
Armon: "I don't know what I'm going to do. Part of me says I should get revenge on Charles, and end the whole matter. The other says to rebuild. But from what? It was all a fraud in the first place. Hrm..." He looks at Julian. "You! You are a businessman, right? You have... money? Perhaps... you would want to help start a robotics corporation with a loan?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, boy, here we go...)
Dragoshi: .oO(Hoo boy.)
Julian: *on phone.* "Yeah, the whole pla-hold on." *puts Wario on hold.* "I am. You lookin' to take out a loan?"
Armon: "Yes. I will require about three million coins."
Darkdata: "..."
Armon: "Using them I can convert this hideous mess into an advanced R&D facility for machines. A non-polluting one, of course. Then I can pay you back, say... 6 million. According to the last calculations of the supercomputer before this place was destroyed, it would take a mere 3 years."
Julian: "Easy enough. Jus' head over to-" *insert directions to Sawyer & Wario Financial Company's location on Genetia.* "-an' we'll hook you up."
Armon: "Then I shall go." He nods and walks off, looking less vengeful and more business-like.
Digifanatic: "Dang, Julian... That's nice!"
Julian: "I'm a businessman. It's what I do. Among other things..." *picks Wario back up on his phone and tells him about the loan.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers have, by now, gotten a good look around... and would see Robotnikland looming just nearby.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Metal Man: "Hm. Perhaps we should check what Robotnik is up to before we leave?"
Darkdata: "I think that sounds like a good idea."
Digifanatic: "As long as it doesn't involve explosions, electric blasts, and insert other elements here, I'm good for it."
Julian: "Don't see why not."
Alex Hunter: *Douglas also goes to Wario's bank, in the mean time, as a note.*
Traon: "Lets go for it."
Dragoshi: *Tries to think of a reason why not...*
Glyph: [Hop] "Isn't that where we left Mr. Robot?"
Digifanatic: *to Julian, smiling.* "Yup... don't know how you do it, but keep it up I say you may rival ol' Donald Trump one day. And no, I wasn't going to ask how."
Metal Man: "It'd seem so."
Julian: "Who?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, big business mogul from New York."
Darkdata: "Where?"
Digifanatic: "Where Julian's from."
Metal Man: "I sure hope he isn't related to that warlord, Ronald Trump the Unkillable."
Darkdata: "Ah..."
Glyph: *Hop scuttles off towards the looming Robotnikland.*
Metal Man walks off to Robotnikland.
Darkdata chases after Hop.
Dragoshi: *practicing his tapdancing... Then sees Metal, and follows after him, tap dancing. He then stops after a short while and follows by walking.* >_>
Julian: "Whatever." *heads for Robotnikland.*
Metal Man (GM): A few moments later. The Questers arrive at the front door. It's a massive red-and-yellow fortress.
Digifanatic: *could keep on talking but keeps on walking instead.*
Glyph: [Hop] "Open says me!"
Metal Man (GM): Being an open place, the door opens right up. It reveals... wow this place is crazy.
Traon: "I already don't like this place. To much color."
Metal Man (GM): There is a path, to the left and right being sculpture gardens of Eggman. All of his (favorite) creations, too. Various signs which spin and have Eggman's face logo on them are spaced about.
Glyph: *Hop attempts to turn a sign until his own face appears.*
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, up an escalator (the floor of which says 'EGGMAN'), is the first area with rooms and such.
Darkdata: "I wonder what he would do if sonic ran though them..."
Dragoshi: *He looks and sees what the creations are.*
Metal Man (GM): The sign only shows Eggman's face, for some reason.
Traon looks over at Julian and lets out a sigh. "Julian, you have my permission to knock me out right now, so I don't have to see this place..."
Metal Man (GM): The statues are of Metal Sonic, his bowling ball machine, Nah Rasur, scale models of the Master Egg... as well as a model of the Facebase.
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "Oh, boy, front entrance and we're already seeing signs of an irrational ego."
Glyph: [Hop] "Does anyone have a magic marker? I need to fix this broken sign."
Digifanatic: *to Traon.* "Or just head back to the Seeker if you wish..."
Darkdata: "I think international is the word you are looking for."
Julian: "Do it yo'self, I got a day off." *Keeps walking...*
Dragoshi: *Bowling ball machine? Blink-ku. Either way, he keeps one walkin'.*
Traon: "I'll just deal with it."
Darkdata: *Follows behind the others.*
Traon follows.
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Metal Man (GM): After walking past statues showing Eggman holding the earth, and Saga, in both his hands, and another where he stomps on the sun... the Questers go on up and see three doors, to three departments.
Glyph: *Hop wanders over to the others after finding out that the sign will not show his own face.*
Digifanatic: *stares at the statues.* "This is beyond irrational now."
Metal Man (GM): Department I: Department of Eggmaneering. Department II: Eggmanonics.
Julian: "Eccentric. Or, Eggcentric... Can't beleive I jus' made that pun."
Metal Man (GM): Department III: Eggmaneatery.
Darkdata: "You mean Eggentir-- never mind."
Dragoshi: "...Me neither."
Metal Man (GM): All three are open.
Digifanatic: "Hey, I hear them all the time."
Darkdata: "To the Cafeteria."
Metal Man (GM): The doors are like Eggman's front teeth, the walls around the buildings sculpted to look like Eggman's head.
Traon: "I'm Eggstatic with the idea of being here..." he lightly shakes his head and goes quiet again.
Aaron follows Darkdata in.
Darkdata: "This is past tacky..."
Dragoshi: *To self.*"...This would make for a good pinball game, though."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, boy, there goes the sarcasm meter!)
Metal Man follows into the Cafeteria.
Glyph: *Hop wanders into the Eggmaneatery as well.*
Dragoshi: *To za cafeteria!*
Traon follows into the eatery.
Julian: *Julian heads for the Department of Eggmanomics... Let's see what kind of voodoo economics Eggman's cookin' up.*
Metal Man (GM): The main group enters the eatery.
Digifanatic: *Also the cafeteria.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside the eatery, there are hordes of stoves, ovens, and microwaves. Robots constantly cook foods of all kinds--mostly fatty ones--and package them in boxes and such. A select few, by far the most fatty, have been set out on a single golden table.
Darkdata: *Finds one of the robots to ask them something.*
Metal Man (GM): A ticker surrounds the cafeteria ceiling. Lights shaped like Eggman with the eyes like spotlights light up the room.
Glyph: [Hop] "This must be the lab. Everything here is so high in chemical content."
Metal Man (GM): The floor consists of tiles with Eggman's face on them.
Digifanatic: "There better be some real good exercise regimens these folks have..."
Dragoshi: "...No."
Metal Man (GM): All the robots resemble Eggman, too. Eggrobos.
Dragoshi: "This is just the cafeteria, Hop."
Traon: "I refuse to eat any of these foods. Goes against my idea of a perfect body build."
Glyph: [Hop] "What's the difference?"
Metal Man (GM): A robot sees Darkdata.
Eggrobo: "Hello. What can I do for you?"
Darkdata: "Do you sell Mr. Saturn Iced Coffee?"
Eggrobo: "No. We sell Eggman Iced Coffee."
Glyph: [Hop] "Where is the top floor where we can find Your Eggmanship?"
Darkdata: "And what does Eggman Iced Coffee do?"
Dragoshi: "...I'm not gonna say it as it'll end in a pun, Hop."
Eggrobo: "Eggman is currently in his secret office. I shall tell him you are here. He will call for you when he has time. He is still working, you see."
Glyph: [Hop] "I hope so. Everything's so bright--I wouldn't want to miss it."
Eggrobo: "As for Eggman Iced Coffee, it is proven to make you hyper and unable to sleep for twenty-four hours."
Darkdata: "Any other side effects?"
Eggrobo: "Eggman drinks it. So it's Eggman approved! (Eggman is a trademark of Eggman. Eggman approved is a trademark of Eggman which is approved.) Eggman appears to be perfectly normal, so no, I do not think there are any. Plus, it is available at the bargan price of 900 coins."
Darkdata: "... erm... *Cough.* Could I get 1 serving in a bottle big enough to hold two servings?"
Eggrobo: "1800 coins."
Darkdata: "Done." *Pays up.*
Metal Man (GM): He picks up a normal-looking coffee container... wait... no... one with a lid shaped like Eggman's face... and pours it into the container Darkdata specifies. It looks like extremely dark coffee.
Darkdata: "Hmm, could I make one change?"
Eggrobo: "Yes?"
Darkdata: "Could you put it in a bottle that can hold three servings? I will pay the extra cost... of course."
Eggrobo: "Another 900 coins."
Darkdata: "Done." *Pays once again.*
Traon: "Is this actually happening?"
Eggrobo: "Just don't drink more than 1 a day. Eggman himself told me to ensure that never happens to him, at least." *Does the necessary adjustments.* "No. It is Eggmanappening."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like it, Traon..."
Eggrobo: "Eggmanappening at the Eggman place where all the Eggool people Eggscape."
Digifanatic: "He's gonna spike someone's drink with it. And if it's Alexia, look out."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear the PA playing. It's playing Eggman's theme.
Glyph: [Hop] "I love this song."
Darkdata: "Thank you!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Note to self: make sure you have your fridge packed to the brim and locked if necessary.)
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Julian enters the Eggmanomics room. Inside is a detailed amount of charts, showing profit going up '9500%', and also how robotics sales are up quite a bit. It also shows how he's been playing other companies against one another by making so-called 'neutral' reviews saying one product is better, then another review saying the opposite. Near those are charts showing rival companies crashing into the dust. Several Eggrobos in lawyer outfits and in clerk outfits operate hordes of computers at the back of the room.
Julian: *Wonders when the hell Ivo got a job as a credible tech critic...*
Metal Man (GM): The reviews are under fake identities. Ones which previously gave out all sorts of normal, good reviews. The robots glance at Julian. One of them stands up, holding a suitcase.
Julian: *looks for a review of any of his ventures...*
Metal Man (GM): There are large amounts of robots, the new 'R-001' series, too. They do all sorts of things. They shoot people, build stuff, repair things, and also drive cars, etc. The slogan is "They can do anything an uneducated human can!" They appear to be somewhat on the cheap side, though. They got nothing on Grunty's garbage though.
EggLawyer: "Hello, Julian Sawyer. You must own a bank. We have an offer for you. We have long suffered from the accounting laws on this planet, which indicate constant taxes on everything. However if we bought a small share of your bank, we could operate without any worries, as all our assets could be reclassified as 'Bank funds.' All this requires is your signature of this contract."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a massive piece of paper, which rolls out onto the floor and past Julian's feet.
Julian: "Whoa whoa whoa WHOA. I'm not signin' anythin' the second it's put in front of me."
EggLawyer: "Even if it means you will be able to run a robotics monopoly? The money being made is tremendous. We can pay you anything."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the briefcase. It's lined with cash. Cash of 1 million coin bills.
EggLawyer: "It appears the governments are so desperate for robots, they committed half of their treasury when Kairah's robots were about to strike. Of course, you can think this over. But if you do not accept, someone else will."
Julian: "Again, I ain't signin' ANYTHING the second it's put in front of me. I'm gonna want someone who ain't under Eggman's thumb to look over this so there ain't any loopholes where a 'small share' suddenly turns into 'all shares'."
EggLawyer: "Eggman has already seen interest from another planet. And they... the Bank of Kuja... appear hard up for funds. Not only would we operate outside taxes, but outside this planet's jurisdiction, and thus, take the money away from this economy... the one your bank is in. Seeing as all other nations were destroyed, Eggman holds half of the treasury, which is easily 1/4th of all the money on this planet. But... your choice." He closes it, and continues typing at his computer.
Julian: "Look, send over a copy of the contract to our offices. We'll make a decision once we make damn sure this contract won't screw us over, K?"
EggLawyer: "Done and done. If that is all you wish, I request you leave this office... business secrets, you know."
Julian: *And Julian's out.*
Metal Man (GM): Back at the Eggmaneatery...
Darkdata: *To the last room not seen!* *While walking.*
Dragoshi: "...Hey. Mind if I buy about... Three cans of the iced coffee?" >_>
Glyph: *Hop follows Darkdata.*
Eggrobo: "2700 coins."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out 2700 coins.*
Traon turns and goes to leave the eatery to go to the engineering place thingy.
Darkdata: *While walking.* *thinking.* "Hmm... the healing potions in the lemonade should counteract any side effects from the other drinks..."
Digifanatic: *thinks about the proposition of the Coffee...* .oO(Nah, I don't want to wind up blowing crap up or anything...)
Metal Man (GM): Julian see the others go to Eggmaneering.
Glyph: [Hop] "Hiya!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Besides, being a spectator to their insanities would be interesting if I were to receive the chance.)
Dragoshi: *Hands the Eggrobo the 2700 coins, takes the three cans of coffee, then heads over to Eggmaneering.*
Digifanatic: *follows to Eggmaneering, and then to Julian, he says the following.* "Any luck?"
Julian: "Eggman's tryin' to evade his taxes... an' I might end up helpin' 'em. I dunno, it's all legal stuff..." *Julian went to Eggmaneering after he left Eggonomics.*
Glyph: [Hop] "I wouldn't worry about it. He's got the master plan."
Digifanatic: "Ah..."
Darkdata: "So, Hop, who was the female personalty?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Who's what?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Crazy song.)
Darkdata: "Nevermind. I will get it out of Lev."
Glyph: *Leviathan is active momentarily and laughs heartily.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach it... it's Eggman's office.
Darkdata: "Even if it means feeding him 100 or so candies."
Metal Man (GM): Eggman sits at his desk, surrounded by machines, images of himself, and globes of nearby planets.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I know he has a high pitched voice but really, now."
Eggman: "Hello, Questers. What do you want from me today? I have been hard at work, ever since you let Ricky's henchmen destroy my old base."
Aaron: "Me bored."
Dragoshi: *Looks at the globes.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I want you to confirm that that robot who followed me around is no more."
Metal Man (GM): Turion... Nintendus... Genetia... and another one not understandable.
Darkdata: "Ah yes. Jullian was mentioning your legal department..."
Dragoshi: "...Yes. About the quantum robot..."
Eggman: "Oh, him? No, he is not dead."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Damn it!"
Eggman: "In fact, his design has made me filthy rich!"
Traon looks at BC and nods. "You and me both."
Dragoshi: "And, also... What's that other planet?" *Points at the one he doesn't understand.*
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Are you going to destroy the old one to prevent its weaknesses from being revealed?"
Eggman: "Nobody else was able to decode the quantum circuitry, as the only robots they saw were dead."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Pleeease?"
Digifanatic: *also looks at the unknown planet.*
Eggman: "No, I have increased its capabilities. It is my new general! Ah... THAT planet... That is the Space Federation Main planet... Ferran."
Dragoshi: "...Ferran?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hey, Julian, do you hate that planet too?"
Eggman: "The main place for humankind in this world. A large number of people fled from Earth to there, supposedly. It's a mimick of Earth. Nice atmosphere, greenery, cities, rivers, mostly water, etc."
Dragoshi: "Huh. Interesting."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like a nice place."
Eggman: "And also home to the largest population of humans in the galaxy. I aim to advertise my robots there, once I finish with here."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What do you power your robots with?"
Eggman: "That, my friend, is a trade secret! Nobody must know! My genius must not be stolen..."
Traon winces at some memories and looks at that globe. "Really now... I wonder if any of my relatives fled there."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "'cause if it's Miasma I'll trade you everything I own and some stuff I don't."
Eggman: "Miasma? I do not invest in magic. Magitek is inferior, anyway."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Blargh."
Eggman: "Now... you wanted to see my general, right? Well, here he is."
Alex Hunter: "Hrm..."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button, and 'Canti' appears. However 'Canti' is no longer a simple humanoid Quantum robot.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You! Punk! You're going to pay for that hair thing!"
Digifanatic: "Whoa."
Metal Man (GM): He has a big hat with the Eggman empire insignia on it...
Digifanatic: "Him?"
Metal Man (GM): He has twin E-123 machineguns... a jetpack...
Digifanatic: "Alright, then..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "And my hat is still cooler! I stole it from The Man himself!"
Metal Man (GM): And he stands a whole foot taller.
Canti: "You talk tough, meatbag, but I can now kill from 150 yards. I also have command of the largest military force on the planet. Of course, it's mostly in storage--no need for it here."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I am more invincible as ever! You wanna finish this?"
Eggman: "Pah. There will be no fighting my General. He needs to save his guns for So--errr, evil Kuja-worshipers!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Or maybe he's just chicken!"
Digifanatic: .oO(If Garrick was here, I'd say this would be a strange situation.)
Traon: "Why do I get the feeling he was about to say... Ya know... forget it, I won't dwell in things that aren't my business."
Digifanatic: *w to Dragoshi.* "What say we leave these two on their own?"
Dragoshi: "...I had the same feeling as well, Traon." >_>
Alex Hunter: "You could tell me, Traon, because I don't know..."
Canti: "Fleshy, squishy man, I am nowhere near related to a chicken. However, your DNA is 96% that of a chicken."
Dragoshi: "...Seriously?" >_>
Canti: "All humans have similar DNA to chickens. In fact they also have DNA similar to bananas."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "What did you say to me?! Did you call me a chicken-banana?"
Dragoshi: "...Good thing I'm not human." >_>
Darkdata: "And you are related to a tin can."
Canti: "I, on the other hand, am a robot, who has no DNA, and therefore, cannot be a banana. Or a chicken."
Darkdata: "You can be a tin can."
Canti: "I am not made of tin. I am made of Titanium. Can a tin can do this?" *Punches a hole through the wall.*
Traon whispers over to Alex. "I may not have the word right, but I get the feeling of Solarian..." he shrugs and goes back to listening.
Canti: "Now, I must coordinate the second fleet."
Darkdata: "What compounds go into Titanium?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks right through the wall.
Dragoshi: "'K..."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Yeah! You better run, punk!"
Eggman: "Believe me, I tried my best to insult him when he came to enforce the Gerald deal."
Dragoshi: "...Gerald deal?"
Eggman: "He walked through my mecha, blew up my bazooka, and then replaced my gasoline with ice cream."
Julian: *Julian's back on his Dex-O-Phone, talking with his legal department about the contract the Eggtourney sent over.*
Dragoshi: "...Which mecha?" >_>
Eggman: "...Not the Master Egg MK3. One of my bowling ball mecha."
Dragoshi: "And how did he even get the ice cream to replace the fuel?"
Eggman: "He siphoned the gas and shoved ice cream in."
Dragoshi: "...I should've said WHERE he got the ice cream." ;;<_<
Eggman: "His fingers can take apart guns and put them back together in under ten seconds, so a gas tank was easy for him. He has all sorts of odd things on him. Like a glowing purple substance."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Bwaaaargh!"
Dragoshi: "...Ruin miasma?"
Glyph: *Leviathan jumps into the hole after the robot.*
Darkdata: "Try pouring concentrated acids on him."
Traon: "Do I have to go on my machine rant again?" he crosses his arms and leans against something solid.
Darkdata: *Call item darksong.* *Leviathan.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata calls Eggman's coffee mug to his hand instead.
Darkdata: "You get back here, and do not do anything stupid. Erm..." *blink blink.*
Eggman: "Interestingly, that'd be the third time somebody has stolen my coffee mug. The same one, too."
Darkdata: *Puts it back.*
Julian: *Anything interesting his legal department would be telling him about the contract?*
Eggman: *He drinks from it--it is mildly chipped.*
Glyph: *Leviathan should be out of range by now. He's moving... fairly quickly after that robot.*
Darkdata: "Might as well repair it..."
Metal Man (GM): Legal department would tell Julian the contract was obviously made by a cartel. It'll mean big bucks for Julian, and a 1% share only, however it establishes a robotics monopoly. Darkdata repairs the mug.
Eggman: "Huh... I've never had Questers actually fix things before. Now, move along--make sure your friend isn't killed. Canti has a penchant for decapitating his enemies."
Julian: *Asks if Armon has made it to the Bank yet.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hears back... Not yet.
Traon: "I say good riddance to the person. That guy is just one mistake after another."
Darkdata: *After the fool.*
Dragoshi: *After the guy... Floosh.*
Alex Hunter sighs and walks through the hole in the wall. He chases after Glyph haphazardly.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers wander out to a helipad. Canti is about to board a helicopter when he sees Leviathan chasing him.
Glyph: [Leviathan] "ORANGE shield? I'm supposed to have better defenses than this!"
Julian: "Hmmm... Metal, I gotta take off. Business an' all that. You guys call me if anythin' interestin' happens." *Julian calls up a warp to his Bank, and heads in.*
Traon isn't in to much of a hurry and only walks to catch up.
Glyph: *Leviathan indeed has an orange barrier setup now before he chases after the robot again.*
Darkdata: *Call item darksong again.* "You get back here!"
Metal Man (GM): Canti turns around to face Leviathan.
Digifanatic: "My goodness."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You! Yeah, you! I want my miasma!"
Canti: "You need not save him from himself, fleshy jukebox. Now. Allow me to re-introduce myself."
Darkdata: "..."
Digifanatic: *stays far away from this--he really doesn't feel like being a part of this conflict.*
Metal Man (GM): *BAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAMBAM.*
Darkdata: *Sets up a mirror in front of Glyph for spite.*
Dragoshi: *Stays away from this as well...'Cause yeesh.*
Metal Man (GM): He fires a stream of bullets which pierce all shields and fields they meet.
Darkdata: "Hmm... Nice attack."
Metal Man (GM): They explode violently upon hitting their target--which is only Leviathan. Those that miss just bounce harmlessly off the ground.
Glyph: *Leviathan is promptly flying backward against a wall and KO'd again. He just doesn't have that much HP without his shield.*
Canti: "These are the former weapons of the one known as Razor. Known for extreme firing rate, absolute armor piercing capability, and now upgraded to include target-based firing as well as explosive rounds, you have the same chances Kuja has against The Questers against me alone. 0.9%. Hmph." *picks up the spent cases and missed bullets, then leaps aboard a hovering helicopter. "For the rest of you... I bid you good afternoon."
Metal Man (GM): He solemnly flies off with the helicopter, into the distance.
Darkdata: "Hmm, I must note that idea for a spell... Also I wonder if he notices that since he is made of metal, one could just scatter his parts... meh."
Metal Man: "He isn't an enemy, though..."
Darkdata: *Goes to slap Glyph to life.*
Metal Man: "He only attacked when he saw Glyph was going to attack him."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Egh...? Damn it all."
Metal Man: "And even then... you see how those bullets didn't damage the floor or hit any of us."
Darkdata: "I know, it's just that cockiness usually ends up biting you in the ass."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Why do all of you freaks have shield breaking attacks?"
Traon: "That damn machine has to much of a personality... I wouldn't be surprised if there was a human remotely controlling it."
Alex Hunter: "Well what now?"
Digifanatic: "Move on to something else."
Traon: "Can we go now? This Robuttnik place is making me feel a bit... odd."
Metal Man: "It is actually a Quantum robot. The brain has been likened to one..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Ouch... uh, can, can I borrow one of your... computer dealies really quick?"
Metal Man: "Yes, we can go now."
Darkdata: "Yes, and I still need to pick up a S-Coffee."
Metal Man: "Hop... only if somebody lends you one, heh."
Glyph: [Hop] "I won't build anything with it, I promise."
Darkdata: *Lends Hop his.* "I want it back ASAP."
Glyph: *Hop mashes it softly with his weak grip attempting to use it.* [Hop] "Er, hello?"
Digifanatic: "I just hope that we don't have to deal with such mechanized insanity next time."
Glyph: [Hop] "How does this work? Didn't it talk and things?"
Darkdata: "Metal, why don't you help him out?"
Metal Man: "...Depends on what you want to do."
Traon just realized he never uses his Dex, but he just shrugs.
Glyph: [Hop] "I need to tell Mr. Robot that I need that vial please."
Metal Man: "You can't really contact him... and he probably won't give it to you, thanks to Leviathan."
Glyph: [Hop] "But I like life."
Metal Man: "Leviathan doesn't, apparently. But the next place we're going to might have some Ruin Miasma."
Glyph: [Hop] "Um, okeys."
Digifanatic: "And that is?"
Metal Man: "Well, Eggman sort of spoiled it. It's Ferran. There's been some incident there--one involving a single person--which we need to resolve."
Dragoshi: "...Hm."
Alex Hunter: "Will it have more of these stones?"
Metal Man: "No."
Digifanatic: "Ah, yes, that. Hmm... then again, just about all of the crises we've averted have been centered around a single being."
Metal Man: "Ah. But this person has no army... no soldiers... It's best explained elsewhere."
Digifanatic: "So this shouldn't be much different, right?"
Glyph: [Errol] "That wouldn't happen to be the planet that The Void headed to with the 6 emeralds, would it?"
Alex Hunter was going to pull out the single magicite stone he has, but stops. "Oh... k... then..."
Metal Man: "The Void? No... he flew further away than that."
Glyph: [Errol] "I probably would have foreseen that if I could count on Leviathan to retrieve miasma."
Darkdata: "Errol, who was the "???" personalty?"
Digifanatic: .oO(No army and no soldiers. Interesting enough...)
Glyph: [Errol] "Icarus Rayer. He doesn't speak because Leviathan's caused quite a lot of trouble already."
Darkdata: "For example?"
Aaron is asleep in a corner of the room.
Metal Man sets up a warp. "Anyway, let's go on the Seeker and get ready." He walks into the warp.
Digifanatic: "Sure." *warps.*
Dragoshi: *Heads into ZA WARUPO.*
Digifanatic: "Whoops..." *heads back.*
Glyph: [Errol] "I can't believe I am forced to handle such trivial matters as this..."
Darkdata: *No response.* *To the warp!*
Alex Hunter enters the warp. Hooray.
Digifanatic: *tries to gently wake BC up.*
Aaron wakes up just in time and walk wobbly-like through the warp.
Glyph: [Errol] *Slowly walks toward the warp in as dignified a manner as one can being almost dead.*
Digifanatic: "Alright, just wanted to make sure you were up." *warps again.* "Metal, any update on what's happened to Garrick and his whereabouts?"
Metal Man: "I have no clue. The ship, however, has been upgraded anyway. His and Glyph's labs are no longer a part of the design."
Digifanatic: "Well, wherever he is, I hope everything's fine. He just sorta deserted us without much to say..."
Metal Man: "He has also no longer any sort of 'access' to the system, as, well. No need to bother constantly updating it until he comes back."
Digifanatic: "Oh." .oO(Kinda like Aribar but this is different... at least synthesizers have drum pads!)
Metal Man: "Should he come back and continue his work things can be resumed."
Digifanatic: "Sorry, but the whole band thing has gotten to me, I admit. First Scotty and now him, but at least Scott warned us that he'd be away for a while."
Metal Man: "Mewtwo has taken his cube back and is busy trying to solve it himself. I never thought it'd last that long, Digi, anyway."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Digifanatic: "Eh, you never know. But enough of this..."
Metal Man: "Honestly, I'm amazed I still have my job. Thanks to you guys, though, we've been making more money than before."
Dragoshi: "Huh. Really, now?"
Metal Man: "Yes. The governments we've saved... well... you know Star Fox? We sort of charge money too. That's where all your pay comes from."
Dragoshi: "Heh. 'Course."
Darkdata: "Oh, that reminds me. Metal, could I have or buy a metal cola from you?"
Metal Man: "...I don't sell them, but we have them in the supplies, so, yes, for the normal price."
Darkdata: "Hmm *Darkdata heads over to supplies to buy the Coffee and cola."
Douglas: *And Douglas, who left for the bank when everyone else left to walk around for no reason, as stated at the start of the mission.*
Digifanatic: "Now, let's see... chill out time or immediate 'let's get the show on the road' scenario?"
Glyph: *Leviathan attempts to heal himself from the, er, explosion.*
Darkdata: "I will be in the Kitchen... Not doing anything with caffeinated drinks..."
Metal Man: "We'll be on our way as soon as the others get back."
Digifanatic: "Alright, that's fine."
Dragoshi: "...Mind if I join in?" >_>
Darkdata: "Come if you must" *To the Kitchen.*
Dragoshi: *Follows, whee...*
Aaron: "Me bored."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... need to get back to my time and place for a small while--check back up on my folks at home. Sounds like today won't be the day, though. Meh, as long they see me alive sometime, that's all that matters."
Darkdata: "Now, let me get to work."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Darkdata: *Puts on a apron that says: 'Be wary of a cook that knows how to change a gender.'* *grabs a bowl and a Glass Spoon.*
Dragoshi: *Chuckles lightly.*
Darkdata adds in the Mr. Saturn Iced Coffee and the Eggman Coffee and stirs for a while.
Digifanatic: *walks into the kitchen and gets a nice laugh.* "I like that apron. Good warning!" *of course he doesn't intend to offend DD.*
Darkdata: *Then Darkdata adds in the Metal Cola.* "Ehehehe." ^^;
Aaron looks through the fridge for something to eat.
Darkdata: *mixing.* *Then he finally adds in the lemonade.* *Mix some more, then he grabs a bottle big enough to hold it all and stores it for later.* "Hmm... there is still some left in the bowl... I have a good idea on how to test it..."
Digifanatic: "Not it."
Dragoshi: "Not it."
Darkdata: "I will not use one of you for this... not yet anyway."
Digifanatic: "And I call Julian as not it if he returns soon enough."
Darkdata: "I tested the candies before I gave them to you."
Aaron grabs a steak from out of the fridge and joins the others.
Darkdata: "Of course I was hiding in my room for that whole two hours because of the swap, but that is the way the candy melts."
Dragoshi: "...Swap?"
Darkdata: "Darkdata should be a good enough hint."
Digifanatic: "Heh. No offense, but why are you so obsessed with gender swapping?"
Darkdata: "Not obsessed, it's just the only thing my candies can make last for long periods of time."
Dragoshi: "Ah."
Darkdata: "If I was really obsessed, I would be female right now."
Digifanatic: "Oh, fair enough. Strange though... one would think a whole bunch of other side effects could persist for a similar span of time."
Darkdata: *Drops a wilt shroom in the bowl while they talk.* "Hmm."
Dragoshi: "That you would." *Chuckles lightly.*
Digifanatic: "Growing, shrinking, et cetera."
Darkdata: "I think it might be because..."
Dragoshi: "...Because?"
Darkdata: "Well, I can't tell how my candy works. But it may be it's creation process."
Dragoshi: "Huh."
Digifanatic: "So, what are you going to do with all of the beverages?"
Darkdata: "Well, drink it. Who knows what could happen. I could end up Talking boing ehehehehe egg egg with random phrases."
Digifanatic: "Heh... I'm sure this will be a very interesting situation."
Darkdata: "Or the lemonade could cure all of it, and I could end up with a super potion. You never know."
Digifanatic: "You have a point..."
Aaron is lost in the conversation. He finishes his raw steak with no trouble.
Digifanatic: *sigh, of course, unaware the lemonade is bad.* "You know what? First time for everything, but I'll make sure not to overdo it."
Darkdata: "Oh I know, I am watching this wilt shroom in the bowl, to see if it has any effect on it."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. 'K."
Digifanatic takes out a drink glass and pours a relatively small amount (about 1 ounce) of the mixture into the glass, and sips it down. Not usually one to drink coffee, he gulps a bit but it's downed relatively fine. "...Boing?"
Darkdata: *Still watching the shroom.*
Digifanatic: *Of course, he says not truly due to how much of it the Saturn Valley stuff has taken ahold of, albeit it's a very small quantity of it, and just for personal curiosity to see if his voice has even changed in hyperness.* *taps his fingers on the kitchen counter, just waiting for something to take control.*
Darkdata: *Licks the spoon clean.*
Dragoshi: *Slowly tapdances.*
Digifanatic: "Eh... maybe it's just a delayed reaction with everything in there."
Darkdata: "Hmm, tastes like Lemon Coffee..."
Digifanatic: "Pretty much."
Darkdata: "With a hint of bubbles. So... I wonder what this stuff will do to the poor wilt shroom?" *looks.*
Digifanatic: "Eh, it's only 10 coins."
Darkdata: "Mmph."
Metal Man (GM): The abomination Darkdata creates... and... Digi drinks it? The results are bizarre. This will probably upstage Darkdata's candy. First, Digi becomes uncontrollably hyper, as together they create three times the dose a normal drink would give.
Dragoshi: *Tapdancing, still.*
Metal Man (GM): The lemonade is bad, too, so it tastes disgusting.
Digifanatic: "Whoa,holycrapIthinkit'sfinallykickingin!"
Dragoshi: *Stops tapdancing.* "...'K."
Metal Man (GM): Digi would then begin to see the boundaries between the real world and the X-zone break, causing his vision to be a psychadelic meld of the two. At the same time his hair, eyes, and nails would become color-changing rainbow-style.
Digifanatic: "DarkdataIthinkyoushouldgiveScottashotofthiswheneverhereturns! Savetherecipe! Boing."
Dragoshi: "...Good freakin' god, Darkdata."
Darkdata: "... So the lemonade must of went bad."
Digifanatic: "Iguessso."
Metal Man (GM): Finally, all his sentences would be backwards like Yoda, filled with 'IT'S EGGMAN TIME', and then he'd do a spin.
Darkdata: "If that is happening to digi...: *Looks at the shoom that is sitting in the leftovers."
Metal Man (GM): A spin for every sentence. The shroom absorbs it, becoming a psychedelic, glowing mushroom.
Dragoshi: "...Wow."
Digifanatic: *suddenly feels something else kicking in... the Saturn stuff!* "LSDinthis,thereis?"
Metal Man (GM): One might not want to use it.
Digifanatic: *does a pirouette.*
Darkdata: *Stores the glowing mushroom for later use.*
Dragoshi: "If we ever get some good lemonade, then we could dip the shroom in it, and yea."
Darkdata: *dumps the rest of the wilt shrooms in.*
Metal Man (GM): They soak it all up and become PsychoShrooms.
Digifanatic: "Oneofyoutwo,please bringmetomyroomanddowhateverittakestomakesureIstayinthere!" *spins again.*
Darkdata: "Don't you have a full cure?"
Digifanatic: "Possible,itis,boing!"
Darkdata: "Well, not a total failure."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: *spins again--I think he just may be getting a bit dizzy--and reaches into his pocket, pulling out a Full Cure, using it real fast. If it's used like a vaccination needle, this will STAB.*
Metal Man (GM): {Psycho Shroom: Causes the target's hair, nails, and eyes to become rainbow-colored. They speak backwards, yell 'IT'S EGGMAN TIME' in-between sentences, spin after each sentence, and see the X-zone blended with the normal world, in colors. They can also walk through walls. It triples one's speed, at the expense of 2/3 of their current health. Also, due to the shroom being added in, it causes them to grow 2 feet taller and become sort of pole-like, with rainbow eggman insignias appearing on their skin. Unlike the drink, it cannot be reversed, except by some sort of 'SanityShroom', which does not exist... yet.
Metal Man (GM): The Full Cure fails to cure the drink. Instead it creates an allergic reaction--Digi's ears triple in size. Woah. Digi can, like, hear people miles away.
Dragoshi: *Facepalm.*
Digifanatic: "Wastethat,Ijustdid?"
Dragoshi: "...yep." *Takes a headache med. The one he got from Darkdata. Yea, those ones from long ago... Whee.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): As a final note, the drink is labeled a Class I Toxin--up there with Mega Mack, liquid Magitek, and Metal's personal Cola. Toxins which do not kill, but often damage the sanity of the drinkers.
Digifanatic: "EGGMANTIME,ITIS. SaywhatIdid,Ithought?"
Darkdata: "I declare the potion in Digi's body impure."
Metal Man (GM): It's actually in the 'Nontoxic' category. It is only toxic in concentrated doses--breathing it in in normal atmospheric quantities is safe, and can magically charge some individuals.
Digifanatic: *spins around again, and just may need to struggle to keep himself up.*
Darkdata: "Well, this coulds make a deadly weapon."
Digifanatic: *falls down from all that spinning.* "Myhead!Ow!"
Darkdata: "Ditto for the new mushrooms."
Metal Man (GM): The abnormal properties of the concoction work against Darkdata's spell. Instead of being repelled, the potion causes Digi to rainbow-shift through the spell, and then he falls over and is now half-way stuck in the floor.
Darkdata: O_o
Digifanatic: "Stoptryingtocureme,Ithinkyoushould."
Metal Man (GM): He apparently isn't very solid anymore.
Digifanatic: "EGGMANTIME!" *spins.*
Darkdata: "Good thing you only took a small bit."
SIMBER: "Analysis complete."
Darkdata: "I pity a large amount."
Metal Man (GM): One ounce, means that it should wear out... nnnow.
Digifanatic: "Agree,Ishall."
Metal Man (GM): Digi pops back up from the floor and turns to normal.
Darkdata: "Get out of the flo-- Phew."
Digifanatic: *suddenly snaps out.* "DANG, DUDE!"
SIMBER: "A large amount is likely to grant almost The-Void like side-effects."
Digifanatic: "That stuff is POTENT!"
Darkdata: "Hahaha, the good and the bad right?"
SIMBER: "Yes... but noting that The Void is used to that sort of vision and capabilities."
Digifanatic: *He does say this very angrily--more astonished than anything.*
SIMBER: "Normal people would uncontrollably fall through things and crash into people."
Digifanatic: "Remember what I said about delayed reaction?"
Dragoshi: "...That sounds wacky."
Darkdata: "SIMBER, could I get a special containment unit for the drink, so that it can be carried without risk?"
Digifanatic: "I wasn't far from the truth."
SIMBER: "Done." Within seconds, a 'Biohazard' container forms around the mushrooms.
Digifanatic: *rubs his eyes a bit.* "I need to relax a bit." *heads over to wherever SQ's instruments have been set off and starts fiddling with his synthesizers.*
Darkdata: "Well, I hate to see what Trimate would do to this stuff. Hell, if this stuff would be addictive, it would be chaos on a mass scale."
Digifanatic: *to himself.* "Yeah, that arrangement of tones will work..." *starts playing various songs, or at least bits of, for a while--consider him out for about 15 minutes unless someone interrupts him.*
Darkdata: "Hmm, Now if only I had some candies in stock. Then the effects could be crazy. ... -er."
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Digifanatic: *walks back out from where he was, to the others.* .oO(Dang, just polish that up a bit more and you've got a real nice "November Rain" going...) "Ah, I needed that break. Still can't believe what you can do with all that, Dark. At least I can't say I've never tried anything you've done. Just remember that Full Cures don't do squat with it and you should be fine with it." *He smiles and then places his hand on Darkdata's shoulder.* "I say the experiment worked." *takes hand off.*
Darkdata: "Hahaha." :p
Digifanatic: "Especially when we can make light of it like this."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Digifanatic: "So, yeah, I'm gonna head over to my room and just be there for a while... not enough time to go back home for a bit, and we have no access to the Atlantis warp. So I'm screwed either way."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yea."
Digifanatic: *flashes the peace sign and walks to his room.* .oO(How I long until I speak to my friends and family. At least I'm so well used to this that it's not that big of a concern.)

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