Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 355: An Arbitrary Introduction
Date: April 24th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Super Smash Quest... SEASON 11. The Questers are aboard the repaired Seeker, flying towards a bluish-brown planet. Metal Man mans the controls, looking out into space.
Metal Man: "...I've never been this far before... it is truly an honor to be invited here, though... I think."
Alexia: "Geez... if I had told what would have happened to me back in my home, I would've been locked up."
Mewtwo: "You simply said that because the letter said it was, Metal Man."
Alexia leans against a wall in quiet retrospection.
Metal Man: "...Well, yeah. I haven't heard of this planet before, and this entire area is strange--*Points at Turion nearby*--but it's good enough for business."
Digifanatic walks out to where the others after a bit of rest. "Well... another planet, another interesting set of scenarios. "
Dragoshi: *Walks out to where the others are, muttering.* "..."
Azure: "That's one theory..." nice and sat up against a wall.
Metal Man: "Here's the deal." *Unfurls the letter.* "Of course, the others aren't all here yet, but... we're sort of pressed for time."
Alexia: "And inevitably, more disaster... ...Something wrong, Drag?"
Metal Man (GM): *clears throat.* "The president of Ferran, Douglas Fredericks, invites the Questers to assist him in dealing with a matter of national security."
Dragoshi: "...Nothing much."
Metal Man: "Pay will be good, and you will be allowed to build a base using our own materials on our lush planet."
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, all these Alexes I meet and now another Douglas...)
Dragoshi: "Well, aside from needing to find someone who'll help me build my chainsawblade, and sell the weapons I'm trying to sell..."
Metal Man: "With a population of 5 billion and extensive cities, forests, deserts, and trees, it is much nicer than Nintendus, and has far less monsters."
Dragoshi: *buy the weapons I'm trying to sell.
Metal Man: "We request your might in dealing with something none of us have faced before, nor may ever face again."
Alexia: "What's the catch?"
Azure: "I would have that something of that level before I arrived on Nintendus. I highly doubt it now. "How long tell we arrive?"
Metal Man: "Only an hour or so. This planet's history, as they tell it, is sort of strange."
Dragoshi: "...Really, now?"
Azure: "How so? Any way to read about it? Or a brief summery?"
Metal Man: "Well, here we go." *flicks a few motions at the holo-panel.*
SIMBER: "History of... Ferran."
Digifanatic just listens in for now.
SIMBER: "Circa the year 2300 AD, our country, whichever one it was, was on Earth, and we fought a great evil. However, our forces were destroyed, and our last soldiers died defending lands we have forgotten. With what was left many went on ships and escaped... ...to a barren wasteland."
SIMBER: "A few ships, even fewer, decided to press on, deciding this planet, which is now known as Genetia, was not good enough. These were mostly civilians, as opposed to the military men who insisted humans could live anywhere with enough work. Our country was built on this planet, Ferran, named for high concentrations of iron in the crust and its similarity to Terra, or Earth.
SIMBER: "Thousands of years have passed since then, and today we have a great planet-wide confederation. It slowly evolved from the remnants of ancient hierarchal societies. While your technology has a decided advantage over ours, our forces are big enough to have repelled those who would invade us. Some chose to invade your planet instead because we stopped them here first."
Metal Man: "And that's their history. But it's full of holes."
Dragoshi: "A lot of good that did them." >_>
Azure: "I assume something happen for there to be such large time gaps."
Dragoshi: "Quite. Possibly something... Suspicious."
Azure: "War possibly. It seems its not just once instance but many as Metal said."
Digifanatic: "I understand where you're coming..."
Dragoshi: "...Or a cover-up..."
Alexia: "But if that's so, there's another question."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, you never know..."
Dragoshi: "Or a huge variable of some sort..."
Alexia: "Why would they want us there?"
Azure: "That right does go to the victor." *he shrugs.*
Digifanatic: "Well, I certainly hope that we won't have to deal with anything that would insinuate one of the crazy gaps SIMBER mentioned."
SIMBER: "The history has been extensively edited. It appears that they experienced a few revisions."
Dragoshi: "It's hopes like that that cause the opposite to happen."
Azure: "Just keep the history in mind as we go there."
SIMBER: "The commented out portions alone hint at different reigns and several wars."
Azure: "I thought as much." he looks at Dragoshi "Its not uncommon for a group of people to rewrite things in there image at the end of a war."
Dragoshi: "Now, why do I have a feeling investigations are going on about that? Of course, Azure."
Alexia: "So what this proves is..."
Azure: "And if it has been done several times this planet has -quite- the history outside of what was just told. That alone proves there's far more than shown."
Metal Man: "...Hm... and another thing..."
Dragoshi: "I mean, revisions usually mean skeletons in the closet..."
Metal Man takes out his dex. It's beeping.
Metal Man: "Put it on the main screen."
Dragoshi: "...And, skeletons are a specialty of mine..."
Dragoshi: "That, seeing the truth in one's lies and many other things..." *Dull chuckle.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see Professor Oak... ...and King Demon?!?!?!?!
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow... LOOOOOOONG time no see.)
Alexia: "...Okay, I'm lost."
Professor Oak: "You wouldn't believe what just happened. He just walked right in after so many years of being gone. Right, King Demon?"
King Demon: "Yeah, been a long time!"
Azure recalls the name that's about it.
King Demon: "Place has changed a little since I left."
Alexia: "Long time from WHAT? You jumping off a skyscraper somewhere?!"
Digifanatic: "Hey, it's nice to see past faces like you return. How's it been?"
King Demon: "I had some... other things to take care of. All right, I'd forgotten how good it was to be here!"
Metal Man: "He was... er... is one of the first Questers."
Alexia: "Oh, okay. That explains it."
Professor Oak: "Of course, we're a bit far away, but I'll fix that right up. Demon, could you hold this for me?" *He hands a bowling ball with electrodes in it to Demon.*
King Demon smirks a little. He takes the ball "Uh... sure..."
Professor Oak: "My new warp-o-matic should get us there quickly..." *He connects the other end to a Raichu.* "Three... two... one..."
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZTTTT!* *POP!*
Dragoshi: "... For the love of..."
Metal Man (GM): A pokeball flies out of thin air and explodes, revealing King Demon and Professor Oak on the bridge.
Alexia: "...Was that a mouse?"
Metal Man (GM): Both have been extremely shocked, and are still smoking.
Dragoshi: "...Wow. Nice one." >_>;;
Professor Oak: @_@ "That was... shocking..."
King Demon: "Woah, and I thought Lava was hot..."
Alexia begins the Mending.
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak's lab coat is now entirely black too.
Digifanatic: *mutters to Drag.* "I'll take Metal and Mewtwo's method of warping..."
Professor Oak: "I guess I'll be with you on this trip, then! Since... I have no Raichu, after all."
King Demon coughs smoke.
Dragoshi: *To Digi.* "Eh. Could be worse..."
Digifanatic: *m* "Yeah..."
Professor Oak: "I brought my warp-o-matic, though." *Takes the bowling ball.*
Dragoshi: *To Digi.* "But, I digress."
Alexia: "Raichus? Is that what you call those freaks of nature?"
Mewtwo: "Just as long as you never connect that to me."
Professor Oak: "Uh... of course, Mewtwo!"
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak turns to Alexia and stares at her.
Professor Oak: "You don't know what a Raichu is? Let me fix that!"
Alexia: "TOUCH ME AND DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a smash dex, flips a lever, and it shows a picture of Raichu.
Dex: "Raichu. Electric type pokemon."
King Demon: "So..." looks around "Looks like I have some new people to remember..."
Dex: "A somewhat short mouse, evolution of Pikachu. Shoots lightning and uses its tail as a ground."
Professor Oak: "They're my main power source, too."
Dragoshi: "Bizarre is when you-Ah, nevermind."
Metal Man: "Why can't you use normal electricity?"
King Demon: "Yeah, I'd forgotten how much juice they actually have..."
Dragoshi: "...Maybe he's trying to save energy?"
Professor Oak: "...Uh... pokemon have more control over it. Yeah."
King Demon: "And how much being Oak's guinea pig hurts!"
Metal Man: "Anyway, King... Demon... we're on a job to help out a country like the good ol' Earth some of us once came from. Of course, you ARE my senior, so I shouldn't need to explain it much."
King Demon: "Really? This should be interesting!"
Alexia: "No, seriously, what are Pokemon?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship continues on its way.
King Demon turns to Oak. "I don't suppose anyone has a spare sword, do they?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I dooooo!"
Alexia: "Lesson one."
Glyph: *Hop raises his hand.*
Alexia: "Never trust Hop with anything."
Glyph: [Hop] "Memememe! Oh, me, pick me!"
Dragoshi: "...I have a dagger that doubles as a letter opener." :/
Digifanatic just sits back and lets the fun start.
King Demon turns to Hop with a surprised look on his face "Uh... who are you?"
Alexia: "Beat it, Hop. You'd make one that exploded in his face."
Professor Oak: "I could power a sword with an Electrode!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Rule number one: do not get involved.)
Dragoshi: "...What are you, nuts, Oak?"
Glyph: *Hop raises his hand and stands on his tip toes so you absolutely have to pick him.*
Professor Oak: "Scythers have some nice scythes too."
Glyph: [Hop] "I'm Hop!"
Dragoshi: "...Heh. Yea. That they do."
Professor Oak: "Of course not! After all, I created the fighter remote."
Glyph: [Hop] "With Kuja's help!"
Dragoshi: "But can they stand up to..." *Pulls out his own scythe.* "Thi-Dammit, Hop!"
Alexia: "Didn't the fighter remotes cause unimaginable amounts of pain and suffering? BEAT IT, HOP!"
Dragoshi: "...You want him to sing 'Beat It'?" >_>
Professor Oak: "Kuja? ...No he didn't." *He looks around a lot.*
Digifanatic decides to break his silence and walk up to Demon, whispering:
Glyph: [Hop] "Sure he did! I saw him give you the chips!"
Dragoshi: "...Uhhh... Hop?"
Glyph: [Hop] "You know! The chips that go in the fighter remotes? Right? Right?"
Professor Oak: "Ah, you mean these?"
Dragoshi: "Shouldn't you be making inventions of ultimate power or something?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out potato chips.
Digifanatic: *w* "Just sorta let him--Hop--go for now... don't take any of what he says too seriously for now."
Alexia: "Hop, seriously, it has been such a nice day. Don't make me pistol-whip you."
Dragoshi: "...Wrong chips, Oak." >_>
Glyph: *Hop trudges off.*
Professor Oak: "I accidentally lost some of my chips in these, you know. Caused some weird nightmares."
King Demon: *w to Digi* yeah, but *holds up the bladeless sword hilt* I kinda need a new weapon...
Dragoshi: "...I carried poker chips once."
Glyph: [Errol] "Don't underestimate what we know, old man..." *Errol continues to trudge off.*
Dragoshi: "I used them to choke people" >_>;;
Digifanatic: *w* "I understand, but just be wary of him." *walks back to the others.*
King Demon wanders around the bridge for the moment.
Dragoshi: "But, I won't elaborate into the darker parts of my tactics."
King Demon listens to the random conversations of the other Questers.
Alexia: "Sorry about that. Hop gets on my nerves."
Glyph: *Hop throws a sword into the bridge. It's made of tinfoil and rock.*
Alexia: "...One can see why from exhibit A there."
Dragoshi: "..." *Puts his scythe away.*
Alexia picks it up and tosses it back out into the hallway before it explodes or something.
King Demon picks up the "Sword uh... I think I've seen a BLIND demon make a better sword than this..." He tosses the sword farther down the hallway.
Metal Man: "Ehhh... we'll see to it you get a good sword."
King Demon: "Thanks." *puts the hilt away for now.*
Glyph: *Hop throws the sword back onto the bridge.*
Alexia: "Boy, Hop's been awfully angry ever since I accidentally locked him in the fridge."
Glyph: [Hop] "It's an item of ultimate power!!"
Alexia: "Hop, it's tinfoil and rocks."
Glyph: [Hop] "And ultimate power!! Just try it!"
Dragoshi: "...Maybe 'cause you locked him in the damn fridge? ...And I doubt it was accidental." *Eyeroll.*
Alexia: "It wasn't my fault! Get off my back!"
King Demon: "Why'd you... never mind, I don't want to know..."
Dragoshi: "..." *Tries to determine Alexia's motive.*
Alexia (GM): *It was an accident. ACCIDENT ACCIDENT ACCIDENT.*
Dragoshi: *...How is he so sure it isn't a cheesy lie?* :p
King Demon: "Sorry Alex, I don't know you well enough to trust you yet..."
Alex Hunter: "Hrm?"
Glyph: *Hop picks up the sword and waves it around.* "Look! Fear its homing capabilities!"
Alex Hunter: "So, how long until we arrive... now?"
Metal Man: "45 minutes."
King Demon: "... OK, I've been here five minutes and I already want to kill him..."
Dragoshi: "I bet it'd be nothing compared to Hell's Grace. ...If I had the proper materials or experience to build it." >_>
Professor Oak: "But... it looks to be a good sword to me!"
Metal Man (GM): *Stares at Oak.* "You said the Fighter Remote was good too."
Glyph: [Hop] "Hooray Professor!"
Professor Oak: "It was. Just... not in the situation it wound up into."
King Demon: "You did say that, ya know..."
Alexia: "Uh, Hop, there's a problem with that sword, you know."
Dragoshi: "...Just as long as he doesn't try to make Beedrills disco and learn Self-Destruct, I'm gonna be neutral." >_>;;
Glyph: [Hop] "...huh?"
Alexia reaches over and crumples the blade into a ball.
Glyph (GM): The sword promptly uncrumples.
Metal Man (GM): And Alexia's hands are cut!
Digifanatic: .oO(NO IT DIDN'T!)
Dragoshi: "...Heh. It's the unkillable blade."
Professor Oak: "Why are you trying to touch the blade with your hands?"
Metal Man: "It's made of foil."
Alex Hunter: "It... looks like tinfoil to me."
Professor Oak: "MAGICAL tin foil!"
Dragoshi: "...Apparently, Hop did a good job this time."
Metal Man: "...Don't get me started on your trillion coin fiasco."
Dragoshi: *Laughs, then stops.* "...Trillion coin fiasco?"
King Demon: "What?"
Professor Oak: "I made a trillion coins by selling mind control gel from Smithy to a Dark World shop."
Alexia: "Why haven't you been fired yet?" *Mends her hands.*
Professor Oak: "The invention I made with it kept Metal Sonic from killing everyone at HQ."
Glyph: [Hop] "Actually it's an electric mechanical device that uses air resistance to acquire the target at the cost of a slight incision penalty. Also can I have some Mind Control Gel?"
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers and replays Aribar shooting Metal Sonic with a pseudocube.
Dragoshi: "That, and... He's prolly' got tenure."
King Demon: "Uh..."
Professor Oak: "You'd all be dead without me... heh."
Glyph: [Hop] "Hooray! Not dead!"
Professor Oak: "Tenure? Well, I guess. Metal can't really fire me."
Glyph (Hop) does the one man wave.
Professor Oak: "I and Light were there before Metal, and hired by Wolfman himself."
King Demon: "Wow, you have a dark side to you, Oak. I KNEW there was a reason I liked you!"
Professor Oak: "About as dark as a nilla wafer... I'm just a scientist."
Glyph: [Hop] "If I can't have mind control gel can I have a Nilla Wafer?"
Professor Oak: "Sorry, I forgot to bring mine. I can do this, though."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a rock and chucks it at Hop. It automagically hits him in the head.
Professor Oak: "Whoops! I meant to select 'bait.' Not rock. Sorry."
King Demon: "Yeah, but you are devious."
Glyph stands there with his head tilted to the side. [Hop] "What?"
King Demon laughs at Hop's misfortune.
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak does some weird motions and then hurls a strange, small hunk of meat which lands in front of Hop.
Alexia: "Are we there yet?"
Professor Oak: "I can also do this."
Metal Man (GM): He robotically turns around and runs into a wall.
Professor Oak: "OW!"
Glyph: *Hop does so too.*
Glyph: [Hop] "You're right, that is pretty cool."
Professor Oak: "Note to self--never use 'run' inside."
Glyph: *Hop walks over to King Demon.*
Professor Oak: "On the plus side..." He takes out a pokeball and hurls it to the ground.
Dragoshi: "You guys would be great at parties." >_>
Glyph: [Hop] "Will you use my sword pretty pretty please! It's all structured and flexible and oh so impossible!"
Metal Man (GM): A full-grown Blastoise pops out.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Dragoshi: "...Hoo boy."
Digifanatic: *steps back a bit.*
Dragoshi: "Want me to prep an Indignation?"
Professor Oak: "Gary took my Venusaur, and Ash took my Charizard..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Wait, isn't that the wrong way around?"
King Demon steps away from Hop "Maybe later..."
Professor Oak: "So is this entire universe."
Glyph: [Hop] "Awwwwwwwwww. Makes sense. Or nonsense, if true."
Alexia walks over to get a closer look at the Blastoise.
Metal Man (GM): It's a tall turtle with a shell and twin cannons. It looks very old.
Glyph: [Hop] "Now let's hook him up to a machine and use him to power something!"
Metal Man (GM): It's also very tough.
Professor Oak: "That's a great idea!"
Glyph: [Hop] "Hooray!"
Dragoshi: "...Blastoise is a water-type."
Alexia: "...A turtle with cannons?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Hydroelectric Pump!"
Mewtwo: "...Please wait until we land, I don't want inside tsunamis... Professor."
Dragoshi: "...Oh, great. I think Oak's stumbled upon something new."
Professor Oak: "Hydro power is the way of the fu--whatever you say, Mewtwo."
Dragoshi: "Pokemon powering things hydroele-Okay."
Digifanatic: *makes sure he is sitting down again.*
Glyph: [Hop] "You mean way of the Aerodactyl."
Alexia: "You never answered my question, by the way."
Professor Oak: "Shhh! Only you and I know that!"
Alexia: "What are Pokemon?"
Dragoshi: .oO(I feel sorry for anyone who tries to get him to develop wind-powered technology.)
Professor Oak: "Pocket monsters."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh! Sorry! I forgot I wasn't supposed to steal knowledge from people."
Professor Oak: "This Blastoise... I can put into my pocket."
Glyph: [Hop] "I'll stop." [Errol] "I won't."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a pokeball and recalls it. It is sucked into the ball and Oak puts it on his belt.
Dragoshi: "...I... have no idea for a witty retort."
King Demon glares at Hop and Errol.
Glyph (GM): Demon goes cross eyed.
Alexia: "That's not in your pocket."
Professor Oak: "...I didn't come up with the name either."
Digifanatic: "Close enough."
Professor Oak: "Some guy named Mr. Fuji did a lot of stuff before me."
King Demon: "Hey Prof, you have any more of those?"
Professor Oak: "Not many. I can make you some if you want, though."
Alexia: "...Okay, I'll bite. How much?"
Professor Oak: "I guess I could use some more people to follow in my footsteps... that unfortunate accident with Kuja's men and Ash sort of halved the chances of pokemon masters competing in my name."
King Demon: "Hmmmm..."
Professor Oak: "And Gary is too busy getting his name put on products to beat Max. I mean, look at this! Does this look like a professional to you?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a can of hair spray. 'Gary Oak's Professional Hairspray: Allows you to have completely unnatural hairstyles, for a natural price!''
King Demon: "Well, I never have had the chance to have a pet, so I really wouldn't mind having a pokemon sometime..."
Dragoshi: "...And, Max? ...It says so, but I doubt it." :/
King Demon: "... PROFESSIONAL!?"
Dragoshi: "Pfft. Unnatural?"
Professor Oak: "All he does these days is sell it to weirdos with weird-looking swords."
Dragoshi: "No, no, no. Unnatural is when your hair is SENTIENT."
Glyph: [Hop] "I think my hair is sentient. Or maybe that's just Leviathan."
Professor Oak: "Maybe it is..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Hop with a magnifying glass.
Professor Oak: "Perhaps... you are a Mr. Mime in disguise?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I do like to mimic people."
King Demon: "That would be a cruel joke..."
Professor Oak: "Can you create invisible walls?"
Alexia reaches over and taps Dragoshi on the shoulder.
Glyph tries to use barrier... and... succeeds.
Metal Man (GM): He pokes it.
King Demon takes the foil sword from Hop and inspects it.
Professor Oak: "Hm... yes! You are a Mr. Mime!"
Glyph: [Hop] "It's no good, I think I could always do that."
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia.* "...Hm?"
Professor Oak: "I'll have to capture you some day. But I don't have any Ultra Balls with me. And pokeballs are miserable tools."
Glyph: It's made of rock and stone. It moves through the air oddly but accurately.
Alexia: *whispering.* "Is it just me, or have people here been getting weirder since I've joined?"
King Demon does some practice swings with the sword, trying to get a feel of it.
Dragoshi: *Whispering.* "...I think it's both, actually."
Glyph: [Hop] "Plus my level is over nine thousaaaaand or so one of these people tells me."
Glyph (GM): The sword is functional.
Dragoshi: "...Did the person who tell you this crush whatever they used to scan you with?"
King Demon: "This sword is... different..."
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't know. Maybe."
King Demon: "Mind if I keep it for a little while?"
Alexia: "So how much are those things, Oak?"
Glyph: [Hop] "It is yours!"
Professor Oak: "Good thing I upgraded my pokedex, then. I can capture pokemon up to level -_ 'm #;! Pokeballs? 1000 coins."
King Demon: "Thanks."
Dragoshi: "...Level what?"
Professor Oak: "Level -_ 'm #;."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh dang. Are those the ones that look like computer chips and can fly and evolve into Rhydon?"
Alexia: "Makes sense to me."
King Demon: "Uh... I think you got a problem..."
Dragoshi: "...Ah. I thought that's what you said."
Professor Oak: "It's a number so high it cannot be expressed in English."
King Demon: "Oh... whats left, 30 minutes?"
Alexia takes a few deep breaths. "So, Hop, invented anything else lately?"
Glyph: [Hop] "I made a big metal arm for a robot but I forgot to make the robot."
King Demon sheathes the magic... foil... sword... thing...
Glyph: [Hop] "It's a shame, 'cause the robot had a homing magnet arm and everything."
King Demon: "Maybe you should finish making the bot."
Alexia: "And sure, Oak, I'll take a cou--aw, damn."
Glyph: [Hop] "I don't know how."
Metal Man: "25 minutes, actually."
Glyph: [Hop] "I ran out of... brain... meats. The thing that makes my thinking go."
King Demon: "Good!"
Alexia: "Julian never paid me back for that money I pooled..."
King Demon wanders off the bridge for a while, kinda exploring the ship since he's never been in it.
Dragoshi: *Follows Demon, possibly giving him a tour.*
Glyph: [Hop] "Can I have some ruin miasma so I can think things?"
Metal Man: "We're about to get into comms range. I expect a hail, so... be prepared."
Glyph: [Hop] "Or some trimate? That's good too."
King Demon returns to the bridge, hearing that we're about close to landing.
Dragoshi: *Returns to the bridge as well...*
Glyph: [Hop] "I like life!"
Dragoshi: *Takes his yellow top hat off, puts it away, pulls out cloak and puts it on, hood of it over his head and whatnot.* "...Now if only I had a mask to go with this, this outfit would be complete." >_>
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Of death?"
Alexia: "...Man, Hop's more spastic with his personalities than I ever was."
Dragoshi: "As long as it's in name only and doesn't give annoying mental tests, then sure."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "You take that back!"
Alexia: "Why? It's the truth."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I can pick any personality I want!"
King Demon sighs and stands in a corner, watching the arguing characters.
Dragoshi: "Then, pick... The true Glyph." >_>
Glyph: [Leviathan] "'cept there isn't one."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "There was just a body, and personalities starting with the strongest--me, of course."
Alexia: "Sure there is. You're just hiding him."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Boo. You fail. Charon probably got rid of it, or it decayed into nothingness, or something. Because it's not here."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Charon! Charon Graves! Idiot."
Dragoshi: "...I doubt that I've heard that name before."
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Geez. Did the trying to create an ultimate weapon that would and did outlive the rest of a planet not make waves with anybody?"
Alexia: "Cherry who?"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "Hate you."
Metal Man (GM): The ship arrives into comms range... but! MEANWHILE at the SawyerWario Bank... Wario and Waluigi are busy moving around as usual. Armon, Julian, and Douglas (who is also known as Aetos) are there... as is Ivo Robotnik.
Douglas looks to Julian. "What are you following me now?"
Armon: "I need to make my loan of 3 million coins..."
Ivo Robotnik: "And I have to buy my 1%. Robotnikland will succeed!"
Douglas blinks. "Busy day..." He moves over to the... line?
Julian: *And Julian is seeing both of them in his office. He's sitting behind a fancy desk with a big fancy chair, while the other two would be sitting on the other side in slightly-less fancy chairs.* "A'ight, let's get this done, I'm late fo' my flight." *leans forward.* "Now, you-" *points at Armon.* "Wanna take out a huge loan to start a robotics company. An' you-" *points at Eggman.* "Want to by stock in my corporation so you can move funds wit'out them being touched by the feds."
Both of them: "Exactly!"
Julian: "Coincidentally, Eggman wants to build a robotics monopoly wit' his cheap-ass robots, while Armon wants to... make robots. What're yours gonna do again?"
Armon: "Use Smithy's technology for good, of course."
Ivo Robotnik: "Pah. Smithy's technology is old hat. I have quantum robotics."
Armon: "Your machines explode most of the time, old man. Mine still function."
Ivo Robotnik: "So what? The one robot I have can defeat all of yours and you and then build a town atop it."
Armon: "...He is mad, sir. The Quantum robots have minds of their own. They won't work for him forever."
Julian: "Now, here's an idea: Why don't you two join forces? This gets rid of Armon's need for a loan, and Eggman's robots improve. An' I'm free of moral troubles."
Ivo Robotnik: "Ally with... him? But Smithy was an agent of The Void, and in turn they imprisoned me!"
Armon: "He's insane. Using those robots which were cursed... he'll kill us all. Even Erzez was safer."
Ivo Robotnik: "Do you really have to let yesterday's technology get a chance? I have the future in my hands!"
Armon: "A future of explosions. Smithy wouldn't really like allying with a dangerous fool."
Metal Man (GM): They begin bickering.
Douglas actually has to wonder where everybody went. They were all up in the lobby, and instantly they vanished... to a conference room?
Ivo Robotnik: "Quantum technology will wipe the floor. You will just be a liability..."
Julian: "HOL' IT! No fightin' in my office! Sit yo' asses back DOWN."
Armon: "...One which will not explode and get the easy tas---"
Metal Man (GM): They stop and turn to Julian.
Julian: "Armon, you want that loan? Granted. Get wit' our department."
Douglas pokes a bell on the counter, if there is one. "Uhmm..."
Julian: "But you better make yo' payments or you gonna be in a world 'a hurt. Now, Eggman, I was readin' over Genetian tax laws, and it turns out that for yo' money to be classified as bank funds, you gotta do one of two things: Either you gotta deposit it directly in the bank, or you gotta get a controlling share of the company. 1% of the company's stock ain't gonna cut it, an' I don't trust you enough to give you a controlling share."
Douglas sweatdrops. .oO("Where did everyone go?...")
Ivo Robotnik: "Ah, well, that's fine. I have another place I can go to. Kuja Bank... it sort of survived. Of course, they have 'evil' terms, but they are so secret, so hidden that... I can't tell you the rest of that sentence. Let's just say that they have deep pockets. Also, Genetian law is short-sighted. We could move money under the tables."
Douglas starts tapping the counter. He gets kinda bored... and curious... he looks around for all exits in the room.
Metal Man (GM): There is only one, and it's a vault-style one. It was built when Genetia was a wasteland.
Julian: "Good for them. Take over the whole Kuja Bank, I don't care. You ain't gettin' a controlling share of SawyerWario Financial. An' if you're askin' me to endorse money-launderin', that's out of the question."
Douglas idly pokes the vault-style door. He then begins to twist the twisty thing... idly, of course. >.>
Ivo Robotnik: "Very well... but you will regret this."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the door out and sees Douglas.
Ivo Robotnik: "Ah, Douglas. Here."
Metal Man (GM): He hands him a card and then walks out...
Douglas stops twisting it, and acts innocent. "Oh."
Julian: "Whatever. Now, if you two got no further business, I got a flight to catch." *Julian goes to stand up... And then there's Douglas.* "What do you want, Douglas?"
Douglas taps his chin and looks at the card... a business card. He scans it for a moment. "Uhh... hold on. Where are Wario and Waluigi?"
Card: 'Kuja Bank--Your number one secret money source. If it's not Kuja Bank money, it's not safe.'
Metal Man (GM): Wario and Waluigi are currently managing a nearby vault.
Julian: "Out on the floor, supervisin'...You wanna make a deposit or somethin'?"
Douglas: "Uhm... I'm just here to tell you that we gotta go. Metal and the rest are probably leaving soon."
Julian: "I KNOW that. I jus' had some business to take care of... an' that business HAS been taken care of. So if you don't have any bank business to take care of, let's get outta here." *goes to call in a Warp to the Seeker...*
Metal Man (GM): A warp appears.
Julian: *Let's-a go!*
Douglas waddles over to Wario. "So. Are you guys making a bank on... umm... that other planet The Questers are going to?"
Wario: "Eh? We're working on it."
Douglas rolls his eyes. "Whatever. See you." *Enters the warp.*
Leo: *walks in.* "Hello."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Everyone's back on the Seeker.
Alexia: "Hi, guys."
Douglas: "Hrm. You tried to leave without us?"
Dragoshi: *Leaning 'gainst wall, and shrugs.*
King Demon leaning against the opposite wall shrugs as well.
Glyph: *Leviathan greats Douglaetos with a force choke.*
Julian: "Whatever. I got all my business taken care of, so I can focus on this new planet... an' who 'dat?" *points at KD.*
King Demon: "Don't look at me, I just got here!"
Glyph: [Leviathan] "I find your lack of faith disturbing!"
Leo: *points to KD* "Who's the new guy?"
King Demon scoffs. "New..."
Douglas grips the force around his neck. "Cough."
Glyph: *Leviathan then shoves him into a wall and wanders somewhere else on the bridge.*
King Demon stands up off the wall and looks at Leo.
Leo: *looks at KD and gives him a nervous smile.*
Metal Man: "Eh? Oh. That's King Demon, one of the first Questers."
Leo: "Wow..." *walks over and extends his hand.* "I'm Leo Crayson, nice to meet ya."
King Demon: "Yeah, though most just call me Demon..." *takes Leo's hand.*
Julian: "...One of the First Five? Nice... Maybe he'll do somethin'."
Leo: *shakes his hand.*
King Demon turns to Julian "Maybe... that IS why I'm here, after all..."
Glyph: *Hop hands Julian a robotic arm.* "Here."
Metal Man: "Anyway, we're about to begin our communication, so... you guys can talk for a bit while I prep the comms."
Glyph: [Hop] "You sure? It's full of magnetic goodness."
Julian: "What part of 'no' ain't you pickin' up?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Okies. Who wants a giant magnetic arm?" *Hop holds it up.* "It's full of magnet."
King Demon takes his sword and slices the arm in half. "Not anymore."
Glyph: [Hop] "Hey! That was an item of ultimate power even more than the last! Ultimate ultimate power!"
King Demon: "Apparently not, since the last one just destroyed it..."
Glyph: [Hop] "It was a giant homing fist of justice and doom! Sure, the arm part was mostly made of cereal box..." *Hop picks up the metal fist.* "See? It's a gauntlet. A magnetic gauntlet, for punching objects of the opposite polarity."
King Demon: "Look at it this way hop, now you can make it better, stronger, faster!"
Glyph: [Hop] "Or metal I guess. I dunno, I don't have six million dollars. Or coins for that matter." *Hop picks up the magnetic gauntlet and heads for the exit, leaving the cereal box half arms in the middle of the bridge.*
King Demon picks up the cereal box arms "LUCKY CHARMS!? I'd offer to help you rebuild it, but I really don't know how!"
Glyph: [Hop] "That's okay. The arm part wasn't terribly useful... the fist part is the good part." *Hop holds up the gauntlet.* *Hop uses it and it promptly embeds itself in the floor with incredible speed.* "Ahh! Metal floor!!"
King Demon: "Uh... was it SUPPOSED to do that?"
Dragoshi: "...It's magnetic." >_>;;
King Demon: "Oh... right... can't you shut it off?"
Glyph: *Hop presses the button inside and the electromagnet stops. He picks his fist up again.*
Dragoshi: "...Which would be pretty useful if one could utilize it to send one from metal thing to metal thing)"
Glyph: [Hop] "Or if you wanted to punch a metal thing. It's very good for punching metal things."
Dragoshi: "Yea. One would have critical accuracy against such things."
Glyph: [Hop] "I destroyed at least half my test battle machines with this! In one swipe! Accidentally! Can I have some Ruin Miasmas or Trimates so I don't die now?"
Dragoshi: "...I would give you a Ruin Miasma, but I don't have 100k. ...Though, Trimate I do have, but I don't know how much one can have safely before needing to rely on it to live."
Glyph: [Hop] "Didn't that already happen?" *Hop tilts his head to the side.*
King Demon: "Sorry man, I don't have any. Uh... why don't you ask Oak for some?"
Glyph: *Hop wanders off dejectedly because he does not have a kay, let alone a hundred of them.*