Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 360: Reality takes a Water Break
Date: May 8th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): It begins on a distant, burnt-out planet. The camera flickers and what was a blackened abyss forms into concrete buildings. People appear... ...it was a full city. A mother getting groceries. A mechanic repairing an odd-looking car. Some soldiers march around. A cop pulls over a speeding motorist. The sky is a brisk orange, not a normal color for Earth, but apparently normal here. Not one, but two suns loom in the sky. The camera pans to a house of a man holding a suitcase. A green suitcase. He's walking out the door. He mutters to himself.
???: .oO(This better be worth it... so many lives... all for this! How can I even transport it through here? Somebody will stop me... somebody... maybe... I'm not sure anymore at all.)
Metal Man (GM): His thoughts echo. Fear, hope. Some sort of... crystal? Military projects... lies. The image of a clock and a planet morphing uncontrollably. He continues walking, eying all around him. The little girl reading a book doesn't scare him, but he sees a truck nearby stop at an alley. For a moment, he stares at it intently... but it drives off.
???: .oO(The project was supposed to help people. Now I've been assigned to just get it out of this area so it can't harm anyone... how could it have gone so wrong?)
Metal Man (GM): He holds his head as he hears screams of people from some sort of repressed memories. He walks faster as he goes inside an urban district. The city runs without being bothered by him. He crosses a stoplight area, virtually running his way across. He walks by a shopping mall (known as "Dart" for some reason) and glances over at a parking garage. He sees a pale-skinned observer for a moment. He stops to look closer... the observer is gone. Trembling, he continues walking, trying to look normal as several people wander by him too fast to be seen.
???: .oO(It almost helped one person... but in the end, they descended into madness... there is no cure for this disease... and we may have lost everything just trying to solve it.)
Metal Man (GM): He runs again across another intersection. An ancient pickup truck (from the 1990s, to our eyes) nearly hits him. He mumbles under his breath.
???: "Lousy... manual driven cars..."
Metal Man (GM): He finally reaches what appears to be an airport. A large truck drives up. Several men with guns see him and hail him. He gives a signal back, and they walk to him. These gunmen wear green uniforms vaguely similar to the Ferran security... wrong color, though, and is that a star on there?
???: "Gerrardo. I have the case. Are you sure you can drive it out of the country by tomorrow?"
Metal Man (GM): Gerrardo cracks a grin, showing a gold tooth, a gaptooth, and some strangely pointy canines. His grin is quite intimidating, as he adjusts his hat and holds out his hand.
Gerrardo: "Sure, whatever you want, crazy man. But since when was giving state secrets to people like me your job? I... don't like this so much. It's almost like one of those stings that claimed by brother's life."
???: "It's... it's too terrible. See for yourself."
Metal Man (GM): ??? takes out a device and presses a button... it apparently beams visual data to people's brains instantly. Gerrardo nearly falls over and covers his eyes, shaking his head.
Gerrardo: "No more, no more. I see what this is. It's worse than anything even we would use... and our motto is 'Revolution at all costs.'"
Metal Man (GM): He takes it and hands it off quickly to a man with an eyepatch, as if it's on fire.
Gerrardo: "Just be happy you were able to call in this favor. Without us, the government could have ruined existence for everyone... even those who trusted it."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head and goes to drive off. ??? wipes sweat from his brow, turning around.
???: .oO(I was almost afraid he would mistake me for a spy. It was true, though. The state would have preferred to use it against their enemies than try to solve problems democratically...)
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a comms device and goes to call somebody. He presses a button, and some strange virus goes off. Before he can react, the truck on the distance explodes. No sound is made, as it ceases to exist.
???: "..." He drops the phone and runs to where the explosion was.
Metal Man (GM): The explosion already has attracted police forces, as well as the very government people he was trying to avoid. ???: .oO(It was wired into my phone! I shouldn't have been so cocky. Still... there is one last thing I can do... if... I... can... live... to... do it!)
Metal Man (GM): He runs into the area where the explosion occurred, now inside a piece of reality frozen that is floating through a void of nothingness. Policemen and agents (plainclothes at that) leap in as well, the briefcase now open but blocking the source of the light freezing the area around it. ??? grabs for it, but is kicked in the head. He falls back and desperately pulls out a pistol, shooting the policeman who kicked him in the leg. Another man tries to leap atop him so he can't get up. He pushes him but is too slow. Another agent grabs the briefcase. ??? gets up and grabs the other end, and desperately tugs on it against the other agent, and at the same time struggles with three policemen trying to pull him back.
???: .oO(My life is nothing... I cannot let this be activated... for the good of---)
Metal Man (GM): He is smacked in the head real hard and jerks the case. A strange, too bright to see energy flies out and crashes into the agent holding the case, turning him black and white. The cursed agent suddenly phases away under his own power as the crystal flies... it lands on the ground.
???: .oO(No! All it took was one for the entire test facility to be doomed...) The other agents fire at the black-and-white agent, but he flexes a hand and their guns melt. The other highest-rated agent takes out something recognizable: an antimatter gun, the most powerful weapon the Questers have seen. He fires it... ...it bounces off the black-and-white agent, who disintegrates that agent. However, the agents and policemen who are now either fleeing or being destroyed by the black-and-white agent's mere will leave ??? open to get the crystal. He picks up the briefcase and points to the agent.
???: "You want this, don't you? You want to corrupt everyone else? Well... you won't be able to. Because I'm going to just throw it into oblivion!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around... the agent teleports and gets him into a headlock... but the agent was apparently duped, as ??? hurls himself (and the agent, and the crystal) into the oblivion. The agent wordlessly screams as he ceases to exist. ??? continues falling, aware that it would probably be his death. However, he grabs the crystal himself, and says something cryptic... And then it all fades out.
Metal Man (GM): ...The camera pans through the nothingness, through time and space, and then to the Questers at the Seeker.
Metal Man looks at the options. "Hello, Questers. How are you today?"
Dragoshi: "...Eh. I'm okay. Why do ya ask?" *Leaning 'gainst the wall.*
Alexia: "I'm doing good too."
Julian: *Julian's in his usual chair, throwing a rubber ball up into the air and catching it as it comes down over and over again.* "Eh."
John: "Oof... I'm here. More or less. Does that count?"
Metal Man: "Uh... no reason." *He scratches his head.* "Well, good to have you back... speaking of that, something really odd happened at 'Botnik's lab. I was wondering if you'd want to investigate. The cannon fired at full power, then everything went silent and Robotnik ceased to respond."
Alexia: "Could it just be interference from that kind of power charge?"
Metal Man: "The Archivists have a mission there, too. It just so happens 'Botnik built atop some sort of mine."
John: "Got konked in the head by the kickback..?"
Julian: "Or it coulda been the Cannon being warped to an alternate dimension or somethin'. That's why we gotta check it out."
Metal Man: "When you're done looking upstairs, go downstairs and get yourselves some... Prismatic crystals? Whatever they are. They need about 5 of them, the rest you can keep."
Julian: "What they do?"
Metal Man: "Beats me, something about distorting reality."
Dragoshi: "...Reality distortion?"
Metal Man: "Yeah. They focus light so intensely it tears a hole in dimensional space."
Julian: "An' we gotta find 5 of 'em. Great."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Well, this is gonna be an interesting venture...)
Alexia: "Wouldn't that make the universe blow up or something?"
Julian: "'Parrently not, or we wouldn't be lookin' for 'em."
Metal Man: "The distortion is -usually- inside the crystal only, and too small to damage the universe."
Metal Man: "When it's outside... ...just don't lean too close to it, it might change your hairstyle."
Alexia: *flatly.* "Whee."
Julian: "Anythin' else, Mets?"
Metal Man: "Uh... don't smash any of them open if you can. It sounds simple, but you may encounter times when it'd be tempting." *opens the warp.*
Alexia enters the warp.
John: "...Noted. Alright, then."
Julian: "A'ight." *Julian snatches the rubber ball out of mid-air for the last time and pockets it.* "Let's bounce, fellas." *gets up and heads for the warp.*
John wanders in, more than a little disoriented.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear before the tower. It looms large, and is... completely dark. The door inside is shut, and apparently locked. It has a keypad, though. The tower, as always, is of red and yellow metallic plates locked together.
Julian: *Checks the structural soundness of the door.*
Alexia: "It's always a keypad..." *examines it.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is roughly 5 feet thick and about 15 feet tall, made of steel. The keypad? It only has numbers 0-9 and an enter key. The place hums silently. Something is inside, but the Questers can't tell what.
Alexia: "Whee, another game of guess the code."
Metal Man (GM): The stubborn doors without power, however, seem to have small hairline cracks in them near the place where both meet. The code panel is without power--good luck using it.
Julian: *Julian's gonna shoulder-ram that part.*
John doesn't stop Julian.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.* The steel door crumbles. Guess why? Man with demigod strength + crumbly door = dead door.
Metal Man (GM):The Questers hear the hum full bore now. It's the hum of some generator somewhere.
Julian: *Julian is victorious over an inanimate object!* "Easy enough..." *heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): They see into the dark corridor a room 50 feet tall, with a great cylinder in the middle for the cannon's bottom part. The ground is strangely crunchy. It's supposed to be clean, being metallic, but something big blew in here. As the Questers reach the middle, they see a faintly blinking panel. 'CHECK POWER.' It soon dies out. The Questers were lucky to just see it.
Alexia heads in as well and heads to the center. "...Now I'm really curious as to what happened here."
Julian: "Somethin' blew up. Somethin' big..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see faintly on the other side the stairs, and there was an elevator there, but the doors sorta busted.
John: "Hmm..." Hands in his pockets, he wanders through the corridor, eying around. "...Like a cannon."
Julian: *Looks for a crack in the middle where he could force it open.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator doors? Nah, they're just bent inwards and leaning on one another. A single push would knock them away.
Metal Man (GM): *Collapse.* They fall inwards, down a very deep shaft. One can't even hear when they crash.
John: "...Long fall."
Alexia: *dripping sarcasm.* "Gee, never thought of THAT."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear something shifting in the distance.
Alexia: "And here I thought we could just jump down. Thanks for the warning, Captain Obvious."
Dragoshi: "...Of course." >_>;; *Tries to to discern where in the distance the shifting was coming from.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi detects it is coming to his left. It's getting closer, quickly, too.
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks to his left, and assumes a stance.*
John looks to Dragoshi, then follows his gaze. "...?"
Dragoshi: *To whatever's at the left.* "You know, I can hear you."
Alexia looks over as well.
Metal Man (GM): A burst of energy flies over Dragoshi's shoulder and hits a wall, creating an explosion so massive it threatens everyone.
Digifanatic: *warps in... what a time to do so...*
Metal Man (GM): It's more of a wincing blow than a killing one, but the blast dazes anyone hit too.
Dragoshi: *Yes, he blends! Errr... Evades.*
Alexia: *STILL BLAM.*
Metal Man (GM): The being reveals itself. It is clearly Shadow, who is holding a strangely colored chaos emerald.
Shadow: "But I... can kill you."
Alexia: "Aaargh..." *picks herself up slowly.*
John: "...Hello again."
Shadow: "Now, if you could please get out of my way and let me finish my business with the Doctor? He hasn't been feeling very good lately..."
Alexia: "...You AGAIN?!"
Dragoshi: "...And why should we?"
Digifanatic: *reeling from that blast a bit.*
Dragoshi: "Oh, wait. That's none of our business, huh?"
Shadow: "You fail." He chucks another blast, this one at Dragoshi specifically.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* Dragoshi is hurled into the wall behind him and embedded into it 3 feet.
Shadow: "Now... I won't ask this again." He holds the stone so tightly it cracks. "Let me through to the doctor, or all of your lives are forfeit."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow seems somewhat odd. He isn't very angry, despite the red aura around him.
Dragoshi: "...Ow." .oO(Now, this is one of those things I REALLY should've seen coming.) *Tries to get out of the wall... Albeit slowly, if possible.*
Metal Man (GM): Plus that stone is seriously strange. It seems to shift around slowly.
John eyes the stone, while going over to help Drag out of the wall.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi struggles. Shadow points at John the minute he moves.
Shadow: "Stop. Right. There. He's there for your benefit."
Dragoshi: "...I'm what?"
John decides not to push it. Stops right where he is.
Shadow: "I'm giving you a choice. I have no business with you. I will not kill any of you if you let me through."
Digifanatic: *listens for now.*
Alexia: "Fine by me..."
Shadow: "Now, you seem busy with your mission, and I have mine, and I can assure you the Doctor is safe in my hands."
Digifanatic: .oO(Why does EVERY scene like this have to be this way?)
Dragoshi: "...Look. I only asked. Yeesh. Is that so wrong?" *This time, he doesn't answer himself.*
Shadow: "Perhaps I shouldn't ask... this is much better." He just goes to walk up the stairs.
John: "...Go right ahead."
John flips out his dex to check the mission requirements. He checks for anything about keeping Shadow away from the doc.
Metal Man (GM): The mission merely says 'Find out what is with Robotnik currently.'
Digifanatic: *also flips Dex for requirements in this current scenario.*
Dragoshi: *Eh. Drag'll just continue his wriggling out...'Cause yea.*
John goes to help Drag out, now that Shadow's gone.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is easily helped out.
King Demon shrugs as he's not sure what the hell's going on at the moment, only that he was asked to join the rest of the team.
Digifanatic: "Well, I guess we should follow only once Shadow's out of here."
Digifanatic: "As soon as he's finished with his business and we're out of his sight, I say we check on the Doc."
John: "Sounds good."
King Demon: "Which way's the doc?"
Digifanatic: "So..." *looks around.* "Downstairs, perhaps?"
Julian: "Up." *checks the elevator shaft for... up.*
Dragoshi: *Checks out the controls.*
King Demon looks in the direction shadow went.
Metal Man (GM): John sees the control for 'up.' Shadow went up the stairs.
John looks in the shaft to see if the way up is clear.
Julian: *Julian is currently doing that.*
Metal Man (GM): The way up is clear, yes.
Digifanatic: *Well, screw his idea of going downstairs for now...*
King Demon sighs and leans against a wall.
Julian: *Looks for an emergency ladder in the shaft for climbing up and down.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Eggman is too fat to use such a thing.
Dragoshi: *Looks about the controls that're humming softly.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): The only interesting thing about them is the fact they still make noise despite the metallic debris everywhere.
Julian: *Checks if there still a car connected in the shaft.*
Metal Man (GM): No. It probably fell down when whatever that explosion was occurred.
Julian: *Estimates the elevator shaft being by eyeballing it.*
Dragoshi: *Whilst examining the controls.* "...Why is this thing still making noise, anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): Eyeballing it? At least a mile tall.
King Demon starts sneaking up the stairs.
John: "...Good question."
Alexia: "Maybe it has a backup battery?"
Metal Man (GM): And god knows how deep. Those doors probably fell out of hearing distance.
Julian: "Hmmmm... This ain't gonna be solved easy."
Digifanatic: *looks around.* "Well, anyone still interested in heading downstairs for now?"
Metal Man (GM): Demon begins sneaking up the stairs...
King Demon looks to see what is above, stopping after a point.
Metal Man (GM): Demon sees endless steps, and the occasional window to the outside.
King Demon goes up to the next window and looks out.
Metal Man (GM): Demon sees the green territory of Ferran. Meanwhile...
John: "...Goin' somewhere?" *looking up at KD.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi has been staring at the controls for quite a while. He sees... ...there is a port to input 'emergency power' to access them.
Digifanatic: *walks over to the controls and sees the port.*
Julian: *Julian's bouncing his rubber ball against the back of the elevator shaft while Dragoshi fiddles with the panel.*
King Demon: "Not too far... Just looking... Something's not right."
Alexia: "Where'd you find that ball?"
Digifanatic: "Well, it looks like a nice idea until Shadow may see a sudden rise in power and knows we've found the controls..."
Dragoshi: "Lessee..." *Pulls out Dex, tries connecting it to the port... If that's how it's supposed to work.*
Metal Man (GM): The controls flicker on.
Julian: "I bought it from a store. They actually GOT stores here, y'know. Grocery stores, Hardware stores, Sportin' good stores..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear dim alarm sounds... the control panel says something.
Digifanatic: .oO(I knew it.)
Control Panel: "DANGER - OPPOSING FORCE TOO STRONG. UNKNOWN INTERFERENCE."
Digifanatic: *reads warning.* "Opposing force?"
Metal Man (GM): It replays a short log, showing it successfully hitting... something... then that something shorting it out.
Dragoshi: "...Interesting." *Looks for the estimated location of the... something.*
King Demon goes farther up the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): They are some mind-boggling coordinates. Demon walks up further... he notices something seriously wrong. The time in the section of the tower just above is off completely. It's morning on the first floor... and five floors up, it suddenly is afternoon.
King Demon: "Uh... guys? You might want to see this..."
Metal Man (GM): Demon's voice crackles through the dexes.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi can try to restart the power to the tower here, too.
Alexia: "I'll go up."
John: "...Huh?" He follows up the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): It says "Restore power to the tower? Y/N."
Dragoshi: *Might as well try.*
Alexia starts running up the stairs.
Julian: "?" *Julian snatches the ball out of midair and heads up the stairs.*
Metal Man (GM): It's not known what might happen if Dragoshi restores power.
Digifanatic: *after seeing log.* "Strange things..." *flips open Dex.* "Alright, then..." *walks up.*
Metal Man (GM): The others run on up and see the time difference.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, sure, don't wait for me to restore power." *Y.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMMMMM.* The dex explodes and phases out of this dimension. Dragoshi himself would be destroyed, but his crystal flashes and saves his life. The panel dies down again.
John lofts an eyebrow and looks over his shoulder at Drag. "...You alright?"
Alexia: "...Talk about time zones."
Dragoshi: "...What the?" *Sees that he's survived but his Dex hasn't.*
King Demon looks at the barrier and steps toward it.
Julian: "...Think we fucked up again."
Dragoshi: *Just heads up the stairs...*
Metal Man (GM): In the timezone area... the door is open, and the Questers can see, clearly, a future in which they are... all up there?
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see themselves walk up to a device, turn it on, only to be obliterated by the same energy Dragoshi just encountered.
King Demon: "Uh... this is strange..."
Alexia: "I HATE time paradoxes..."
King Demon: "WOAH!" *steps back in surprise.*
John: "...Let's not do that."
Julian: *Going up...*
Alexia continues up.
Metal Man (GM): Time shifts again.
King Demon goes up as well.
Dragoshi: *Movin on up, movin on up...*
Digifanatic: *looks at the future paradox and heads up.*
John sticks with the group.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now in the past... in a different tower. Kuja's tower. Maxamillian gestures at the incoming Dauntless.
Maxamillian: "We must annihilate that ship! Deploy the mecha!"
Metal Man (GM): Several Kujan soldiers nod and open a panel. He leaps in, and it takes off. It flies out a bit... ...and the same type of time explosion happens to it.
King Demon: "OK, this is one FUCKED-UP tower!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see Garrick on a security camera... he was tinkering with the controls.
Dragoshi: *After seeing the explosion.* "...what."
Digifanatic: "Oh man..."
King Demon: "This is getting annoying..."
Alexia: "...Hey, wait a minute."
Alexia: "Is someone screwing with the timeline?"
King Demon goes up more.
Alexia: "Maybe Shadow?"
John: "...Moving on."
Alexia continues up.
Digifanatic: *heads on up.*
Metal Man (GM): Further up, the Questers see a large room. A room that is falling apart. Several Charleses dance here as a time machine with seven stones in it glows, and Robotnik says something to the Questers. He then leaps into the machine, and the same time explosion occurs.
John: "...I remember that."
Dragoshi: .oO(NOT AGAIN!)
King Demon: "That makes one of us..."
Digifanatic: *Not sure if he remembers it.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks up, and is about to yell, but...*
King Demon: "Wait, aren't we supposed to be getting Eggman?"
Alexia: "Did the explosion happen then?"
Dragoshi: *Instead says it quietly.* "...why. As do I. Walruses and all. Also, no."
King Demon sighs and goes up as well, if he can.
Alexia: "Then I seriously think that someone's messing around with these events." *runs up.*
Dragoshi: *...up, indeed. Unless we can't go up anymore.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go up again. The Demon Stone is touched and uncontrollably goes off with Fizban, Julian, and Alexia. The time explosions continue.
Digifanatic: *keeps heading upstairs.* .oO(Not my fault if Shadows beats us up...)
Metal Man (GM): However, they continue as they did back then, eventually fighting Tridus.
Alexia keeps going up.
John: "Very strange..." *continue.*
King Demon keeps going up... this is getting monotonous.
Alexia: "My question is, why would they mess with these? Why not keep the Questers from even forming or something?"
King Demon: "Can we still talk to those back at the base?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers finally get to the top... which is odd, as it was supposed to be a mile high or so.
Julian: "Wouldn't count on it. An' I dunno why they're doin' it. Maybe for the sake of doin' it."
King Demon: "Well, this wasn't as long a climb as I thought it'd be..."
Metal Man (GM): Ivo Robotnik is there. Somewhat. He appears to be struggling with some sort of energy being.
King Demon: "Uh..."
Alexia: "...Boy, you just can't stay out of trouble, huh?"
Dragoshi: "...How did we get to the top so quickly?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Questers! Something or another is attempting to destroy the cannon before I can--" *shoved back into a wall.*
Julian: "Magic." *Julian rushes the energy being!*
Digifanatic: "Timeline, possibly..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the being. It's like a quicksilver being. It goes to finish off Robotnik, then Julian tackles it into a wall.
Dragoshi: "...of course." *Ker-follow.* >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): It roars in dismay as Ivo leaps into his machine and escapes.
Dragoshi: *At max speed of course.*
King Demon draws his sword and leaps in to help.
Digifanatic: "Oh man!"
Julian: *Julian backs off after he slams it into the wall, dropping into his fighting stance and raising his dukes.* "You wanna rumble? Let's rumble."
Metal Man (GM): The thing roars again, this time... it sounds like eight time explosions. *BLZTZT* Reality shifts around it unpredictably.
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Julian: "...This ain't good."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Seven different kinds of that, at that."
Dragoshi: "...This has degenerated into a fine, pulpy mess." o_o;;
Metal Man (GM): The strange being reaches out for Julian.
Alexia: "Looks like it follows its own reality..."
Julian: *Oh snap.*
Metal Man (GM): It touches him... no damage is done. Instead, Julian's physical shape wavers. Meanwhile, Julian himself hears hundreds of sounds going off at once, followed by insane colors, experiences, reality itself falling apart.
Julian: *Hahafuck you.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian goes completely insane. He can no longer recognize anyone or any good/evil/chaos/anything concept. He just sees wavering shapes and colors everywhere.
Alexia: "...Uh, Julian?"
Metal Man (GM): The being shifts its powers to attack Dragoshi by ripping reality in two and trying to catch Dragoshi in it.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is ripped into two pieces, which land on the floor. One torso, other legs. He isn't harmed... but the portions split his health and take separate turns, and have half the time his full version would.
John: "...You alright, Drag?"
Dragoshi: *Torso half.*"...Yea. Just divided by two."
John: "...Have fun."
Metal Man (GM): It finishes its turn by generating an image of Julian, then shooting a laser in the shape of hundreds of Julians at Alexia.
Dragoshi: *Bottom half, tapdances a "'Kay" response.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian use a random attack on a random target while insane.
Dragoshi: "Though I feel like this has turned into a mess of divisions by zero, and reality breaking in on itself with a sledge. ...Negative zero at that."
Julian: *Stumbling Big Boot at Digi!*
Alexia: "Julian, what the heck?!"
Digifanatic: *Then everything is as proper and Digi is bricked.* *Which is something Julian may have wished he could have done while sane, too!*
Metal Man (GM): The weird silvery thing watches carefully.
Julian: *Julian, mumbling something about 'demons' that are 'coming to get him, kicks Digifanatic right in head. Next...* *Haymaker on...* *Dragoshi's lower half!* *WHIFF!* *Hat Trick on...* *Dragoshi's UPPER half!*
Metal Man (GM): Reality fluctuates some more. Images of the past fly by.
Digifanatic: *Would Julian estimate the elevator shaft being by eyeballing it?* [20:21:35] *Whilst examining the controls.* "...Why is this thing still making noise, anyway?" [20:21:38] Eyeballing it? At least a m--
Upper Dragoshi Half: *...It moves out of the way. Whee.*
Julian: *Catch hat! Even while insane Julian's on his game.* *Big Boot on Lower Half that can talk for some reason!* *KICK.*
Upper Dragoshi Half: "...This is gonna get awkward, huh?" *Also, the lower half is in pain.*
Dragoshi: *Lower half is thrown back a bit. Floosh.* @_@
Upper Dragoshi Half: "...What a mess."
Metal Man (GM): John has no clue how tough or weak it is, but it's gonna destroy everybody's sanity if it isn't beaten down quick.
John: "...Craziness." While a barrier would typically be nice... it probably wouldn't work, as it kinda relies on reality. So he starts off by chucking a rock from outta nowhere at the strange... thing.
Metal Man (GM): It screams as John hurls a rock at it and into it. John hits it pretty good.
John: "Hmm..." He then dashes forward, stopping just a couple feet in front of the creature and thrusting his hands forward, fire erupting from his body and following his arms toward the creature.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* It's hit dead-on... but hitting it... John feels weird, but it doesn't harm you.
John never made direct contact with it, by the way. He is making a point of that... So far the others making contact with it has ended up with quite... unruly results. So, he's using projectiles and ranged effects. Another rock to the head!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It screams some more in agony.
John: "Don't touch it!"
Metal Man (GM): Reality seems to be getting less broken as it gets beaten up.
Dragoshi: "Okay, this has got to be one of the weirdest moments as a Quester ever. And this is beating out the whole fight against Ivo." *Anyway, Drago quickdraws his shotgun, and shoots out a powered up Indignation shot at the... whatever the hell it is.*
Alexia: "...Oh good, I think the universe is starting to make sense again."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It somehow stuns the Upper Dragoshi Half in retribution by reflecting the attack. But...
Digifanatic is a bit shaken up from all of this but takes his hits with a grain of salt. With this in mind, he moves up one unit and then goes for a double round of Hyper Beam Matrix on ERROR (he does NOT want to touch this guy if he doesn't have to).
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit, hit. It shrieks loudly and then suddenly disintegrates.
John: "...Not very sturdy."
Alexia: "Did we win?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi comes back together, and Julian becomes sane again...
King Demon watches for the creature to reform before he attacks.
Metal Man (GM): ...But he has an awful headache, and still hears people screaming "...OBONGO!!!" occasionally. Also, "JAMAICA!!!" Ivo comes back, shaking his head a bit.
Dragoshi: *Back together again.* "That was nucking futs."
Alexia: "Okay... what WAS that thing?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Part of what I hit with the cannon."
Dragoshi: "...Wow. Whatever that part was, it was crazy." @_@
Ivo Robotnik: "It appears something or someone is bent on corrupting this dimension out of existence. Hitting whatever was going to corrupt it caused it to leak into this dimension."
Dragoshi: "It split me in half and the halves were working together." >_>;;
Ivo Robotnik: "...I believe I have a clue about it, but what that means is very bad."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out an image of Gerald.
Ivo Robotnik: "Gerald went stark raving mad quite a while ago."
Dragoshi: "...Of course."
Ivo Robotnik: "He also designed the cannon's predecessor. In fact, he went mad soon after it was made. Can anyone guess what that means?"
Dragoshi: "It means that we fought what made Gerald go off the deep end?"
Ivo Robotnik: "One of them, yes. Although I think he embraced it somewhere down the line."
Dragoshi: *Waits for the traditional "Wrong!"* "...huh."
Digifanatic: "One of them... okay."
Alexia: "...There's more of them?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Unfortunately, that means that Gerald was not evil... and Kuja could have been trying to save everyone for real. Save them so he could rule them, yes, but he wanted a kingdom to rule."
Julian: "Sure had a funny way of doin' it."
Dragoshi: "...Ah, shit. And that means I need to figure out who the catalyst is."
Ivo Robotnik: "The cannon here probably gave us some more time to work. I still don't know what could create such a being. It had over twenty-dimensional physics and bent reality to its will. The only weakness it displayed was incredibly entropy."
Alexia: "What's entropy?"
Ivo Robotnik: "It's so chaotic it disintegrated spontaneously. The Void can appear before you and speak. That thing hardly had time to make a mess before it lost its form."
Dragoshi: "Oh, yes. That."
Ivo Robotnik: "Some may last longer... but in the end, it is the damage they do to people and things which is dangerous."
Alexia: "No kidding..."
Dragoshi: "Like me being split into two halves?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Yes. Now... here's the puzzler."
Ivo Robotnik: "Shadow came in and offered me immortality if I would give Gerald's last words to him."
Dragoshi: "...Gerald's last words?"
Ivo Robotnik: "I said no, and that's when that thing came in and tried to drive me insane."
King Demon: "Uh... what WERE Gerald's last words?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. what were they, anyway?"
Ivo Robotnik: "I can't tell anyone. They are an activation code of sorts."
Alexia: "So Shadow and that monster might be linked?"
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Ivo Robotnik: "They activated the virus the first time they were said. Said again they might do worse. Possibly. Also, I wasn't able to really save myself. ...That robot..."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head.
Julian: "You mean New Robot?"
Ivo Robotnik: "It said something like "Extermination program activated" and... I can't believe it. It out-destroyed the being you fought at reality destruction. That's why it possibly died so fast. Canti shoved it into a wall and beat it over the head before mysteriously vanishing."
Dragoshi: "..." *Absentmindedly looking at the crystallized piece of Kuja's soul.* "...Huh? ...Really?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Kairah apparently knows something about the chaos. His invention reacted to it, and gave me enough time for you to come. There may be more... but... what did you come for, besides me?"
Alexia: "Can I ask you something first?"
Julian: "Prismatic Crystals."
Ivo Robotnik: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He slams the table.
Dragoshi: *Puts the crystal away.*"...?"
Ivo Robotnik: "That's just perfect."
Ivo Robotnik: "There must be those here, which means that he probably intended to use them for some evil thing... ...And somebody tricked me into building here."
Dragoshi: "...Of course." @_@
Ivo Robotnik: "The cannon didn't misfire because it was damaged."
Dragoshi: "Do you have an idea on who the somebody was?"
Ivo Robotnik: "Somebody's magic kept it from firing because they wanted to save us from it activating the crystals! No. There are no people behind this. Shadow himself acted almost as if he was possessed. I think this is something beyond your ball game, Questers, and the sooner we can shoot the cannon at it and destroy it forever, the sooner we can go back to normal. Nice normal."
Alexia: "He was holding something, too..."
Ivo Robotnik: "Normal where you attack me, and I attack you, and we pretend satellites are the worst thing out there."
Julian: "Whatever. What do you need us to do?"
Alexia begins pacing back and forth.
Ivo Robotnik: "Those crystals are down there... you need to get them away from here, and fast. If they're triggered, hordes of those things could be created."
King Demon leans against... something, whatever.
Alexia: "Shadow, a stone, time viewing, explosions, reality altering..."
Alexia suddenly slams the table in frustration.
Dragoshi: "...I'd ask about something, but it'd be trivial at a time like this... I think."
Alexia: "Aaargh! If only we had a few more links of this whole thing!"
Julian: "'actly what we was planning to do."
Ivo Robotnik: "This doesn't make sense... and I don't think we need to find out the full truth." He opens... ...the emergency elevator. "This is the way down, use it wisely... I used to have a stove too, but I ejected it from the tower when the tower was in danger of exploding."
Alexia enters the elevator, still trying to figure out the common thread behind all of this.
King Demon enters the elevator.
Julian: *Julian heads for the elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is rather nice... and huge.
Dragoshi: "...I'll ask my questions when there aren't any reality-altering crystals that'll create more of those things..." *Follow.*
Metal Man (GM): Big enough to fit Eggman and... ...is there a refrigerator in here?
King Demon: "!?" *raids the fridge.*
Dragoshi: "...A fridge?"
John grabs KD by the shoulder and pulls him back. "...Not our food."
Metal Man (GM): It's full of giant sandwiches and soft drinks, frozen steaks, eggs...
King Demon: "Aww, damn..."
Metal Man (GM): Never knew Eggman was a cannibal.
Alexia leans against a wall of the elevator.
King Demon: "Eggman has Eggs!?"
Julian: "Eggs are good for you."
King Demon leans against the fridge.
Dragoshi: "What do you think he'd have? Wal-...No. No. Too easy."
Alexia: "...Any major villains I don't know about that warped time?"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes down as everybody is on the elevator.
King Demon: "Beats me, I'm out of the loop myself!"
Metal Man (GM): The dex speaks up. Wait, no, that's Oak.
Professor Oak: "Do you need some information? I have, a, err, collection of it. I have researched villains like I have pokemon."
Alexia: "Yeah. I need a list of any villains that used time a lot in their attacks."
King Demon: "Great..."
Professor Oak: "What about good guys?"
Dragoshi: "And don't forget neutral people." >_>
Professor Oak: "Sardis Mongul time warped everywhere, Kuja did some damage to it, Gerald went through time and visited history, Ivo used Time Stones... Zio tried to use Kuja's time machine and failed... The Void also went through time... rather circuitously at that. The Businessman may very well be 'above' time."
Alexia: "Great, that narrows it down to... still nearly everyone."
Julian: "Businessman's outta the picture."
King Demon: "Nearly!?"
Professor Oak: "Metal Man also traveled through time, against his will."
Dragoshi: "...Anyone else?"
King Demon: "Hell, I'm not sure WE didn't just travel through time somewhat!"
Professor Oak: "Kairah Mardeneigh apparently had a time-traveling ship."
Julian: "We DID." *Whoops.*
Professor Oak: "Do you want to know who had an intent to damage history, or just people who did it because they could?"
Alexia: "I have no idea..."
Dragoshi: "Just start with those that had an intent to damage it, first."
Professor Oak: "Gerald, Kuja, Ivo, Zio, The Void."
Dragoshi: "And, those who did it just 'cause they could..."
Alexia: "I'm hedging my bets a bit on Gerald..."
Professor Oak: "Not many... I don't actually know any who've done that yet, except Kairah."
King Demon: "Great, so what do we do NOW?"
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* The Questers reach the bottom.
Dragoshi: "...And, those who either did it to help others or unwillingly did so?"
Metal Man (GM): The door opens... revealing a basement full of rainbow-colored crystals.
Professor Oak: "It was--" *Static.*
Metal Man (GM): The crystals create too much interference.
John: "...Hmm." *closes his dex.*
Dragoshi: "...Dammit." *Claw snap, dex close.*
Julian: *Julian, having not been interested in the past conversation, has been bouncing his rubber ball against the elevator wall. He snatches it out of mid-air and exits the elevator.*
King Demon: "Are these the crystals we were looking for!?"
Dragoshi: "I believe so..."
Julian: "Should be."
King Demon: "So, how are we gonna get ALL of these back to the base?"
John: "...Pockets. Methinks."
Julian: "Carry 'em."
Alexia walks over and picks one up.
John steps forward, closer to one. If there are no issues with that, he reaches forward, almost touching one.
Dragoshi: *Walks over to one as well...*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia picks one up. It feels tingly. Anyone can pick them up. No radiation... of the kind that harms people.
King Demon grabs a couple.
Metal Man (GM): It still feels weird, and there's around 100 of them. A big pile of them also block something up ahead.
Alexia: *Well, not much of a surprise there, considering their nature...*
King Demon walks over to the pile and starts moving it.
John goes to collect some, then.
Julian: *Julian goes to clear away that pile while the others are collecting.*
Alexia loads her backpack up with the crystals.
Dragoshi: *Takes a crystal. Or 12.* :/
King Demon puts as many as he can in whatever he has.
Metal Man (GM): The pile blocking stuff does not budge. It seems... fused together.
Julian: *Tries to lift and toss them out of the way.*
King Demon: "... Blast it?"
John tries plucking them out individually, from the top.
Metal Man (GM): The ones blocking the way are stuck.
Julian: "Then we'd make a big-ass hole in the universe..."
Dragoshi: *Nah. Maybe not twelve. ...10. Yea.*
King Demon kicks the pile.
Alexia just puts as many as she can into her pack.
King Demon: "What's the worst that can happen?"
Alexia: "I don't think they're that dangerous until you smash them..."
John: "...Reality could explode."
Metal Man (GM): The pile shakes eerily.
King Demon: "..."
John: "...Don't want that. Be careful."
Metal Man (GM): The ones around besides the pile blocking the way are cleared away.
King Demon notices the pile shaking. "Uh..." He kicks it again.
John steps away, eying KD cautiously.
Alexia: "...Okay, NOW we run."
Julian: "Thaaaat probly ain't good..." *backs up.*
Dragoshi: "Living cluster...?"
Alexia steps waaaaay back.
Dragoshi: *Is backed up a bit...*
Metal Man (GM): It shakes once more...
King Demon kicks it again, then backs up.
Alexia steps back even more.
Metal Man (GM): Demon kicks it, and they all violently explode.
Alexia: "So what do you want on your tom--AAAAAAGH!"
King Demon: "Oops."
Metal Man (GM): Demon vanishes from existence and then a glitched man made up of random pieces of people appears.
Julian: *Action-Movie dive away from explosion!*
Metal Man (GM): He makes a strange noise resembling an exploding electrical screech and morphs into a TV-static version of the weird thing seen earlier.
Julian: "...Nice, Demon. Nice."
Alexia: "I swear, when he comes back, I'm killing him again."
John smirks at the creature, leaning back and cupping his right hand upward. Another stone appears in his hand... then grows bigger (charge). Then he hurls it at the thing's head.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. John hit it and it stands there as if nothing happened. A small distortion occurs where John hit. This must be the full-power version of what was weaker and disintegrated.
John: "...Not good." He takes a step back, readying himself.
Metal Man (GM): It is 2 feet away.
Dragoshi: *Moves 1 foot forward, and...* *A big black dog of death and stuff pops up and attempts to knock the thing down like a church door.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. An energy bar appears above its head and drains over and over again.
Dragoshi: "...what." *Blinks for a sec, and just Tidal Blasts it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Julian: e_e *HAT TRICK.*
Alexia: "This is seriously getting bizarre..."
Dragoshi: *Dripping with sarcasm-flavored goodness.* "...Really, now?"
Metal Man (GM): The hat misses it. It flies through a hole in reality. It returns, now covered with snow.
Julian: *Hat comes around for another pass!*
Alexia: "...Yeah, I deserved that one..."
Julian: *IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE.*
Metal Man (GM): It hits u.4 from behind with snow. However, it touches u.4 and turns into a flying bag of spinach.
Dragoshi: "..." *Tilts head to the side.* "...Did that just turn into spinach?"
John: "...I think so."
Alexia: "Apparently so..."
Metal Man (GM): The bag of spinach flies back to Julian like the hat.
Julian: "..." *RAGE.*
Alexia: "MY question is, what next?"
Julian: *That better change back when we kill this guy e_e.*
u.4: "@3203525 @ Q#O EQQEG #)!%%# !##%_#%! Fmweg @$^O ETGNEPQE PQ *HONK* *BRRP* *MEOW* *EXPLOSION*"
Metal Man (GM): It summons a television and violently punches and kicks it. Then it blows up the television, un-explodes it, re-explodes it, then morphs the television into ice cream.
Metal Man (GM): Then it turns to Julian, runs up, and performs an uppercut. Julian morphs into Ganondorf and becomes invincible.
Alexia just watches...
Metal Man (GM): Then it punches John in the face and freezes solid... but moves as if it isn't. It catches on fire, though.
Metal Man (GM): Then it also points at Alexia, and Alexia forgets her name.
Dragoshi: *...I do not like where this is going.*
Dragoshi: "...This is madness."
Metal Man (GM): Then it finishes off by firing slashers made of water which shoot epileptic flashes. They fly around, targeting everybody.
Dragoshi: "...And a trainwreck."
Metal Man (GM): Julian, however, is invincible.
Alexia: *duck, wham x4, KO.*
Dragoshi: *Breaktapdances out of the way. Just 'cause.*
Metal Man (GM): It then points at a wall, which randomly scrambles into gibberish. The bar over it continues draining. Julian is still invincible.
John would've survived, if it weren't for that damage from earlier. Ow. Dead.
Dragoshi: "...Did I say madness?"
Dragoshi: "I think it's went far beyond that now."
Alexia: "...What's my name? Oh, right, big blasty thing..."
Dragoshi: "..." *Blink-ku.*
Alexia: *Mindblast, Jeeves, and make it snappy!*
Alexia: "Now, what's my name?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. I... what. ...Just. ...What the hell just happened?" o_o;; *Confused by this, he...* *Throws a molotov at Mr. crazy glitch thing!*
Alexia: "Wait, I--"
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Alexia: "...Oh, forget it."
Dragoshi: *molotov lands next to the thing, and Drag...
Metal Man (GM): Alexia remembers something.
Dragoshi: *Throwing Scythes!*
Alexia: "...Oh, right."
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit.
Alexia: "My name is *sound of an Electric chainsaw cutting a waterbed.*!"
Dragoshi: *And a Tidal Blast!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, miss.
Dragoshi: *Looks up, and yells.* "WHY!?"
John: "Hmm... Earth powers returning..." He palms a stone in each hand, then starts chucking them one after another, forming a new one in one hand as he throws with the other.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit miss hit.
Julian: *Okay... Seriously confused... But let's see what we can work with here. Warlock Punch, Check. Gerudo Dragon, Check. Dark Dive, Check. Wizard's Foot, check.*
Alexia: "...Weird name."
Julian: "A'ight, you want Ganondorf?" *Juliandorf slides one foot back, angles his body sideways, and rears back a fist.* "You got Ganondorf." *Juliandorf then shines a bit as he dashes towards u.4, trying to catch him with a powerful Gerudo Dragon uppercut!* *Which translates into a modified Axe Kick.*
Alexia repeats the chainsaw-through-water bed noise as best as she can for Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Julian: *POW BIATCH.*
Dragoshi: "...Oh. ...Speaking of chainsaws tearing through things I should really get to work on that chainsawblade... But I still lack some of the proper materials."
Julian: *Juliandorf knocks the now flaming u.4 into the air, then quickly crouches down and glows dark... then suddenly leaps up towards u.4 and tries to latch onto him with a Dark Dive!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Juliandorf latches onto u.4 in midair... then crackles with electricity which is sent into u.4 and blasts him across the room!*
Metal Man (GM): Lenneth appears.
Julian: "HAH!" *Juliandorf lands, then rears back, gathing dark energy into his right fist... which he then launches at u.4, trying to finish off with a Warlock Punch!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: "...There are so many things wrong with this battle, that whatever's right won't be said for a long time." *Sighs.*
u.4: "*Water bed being chainsawed by a mattress sound.*"
Julian: "BOOM BABY!" *And the Warlock Punch connects! u.4 is most likely sent careening near a wall after that modified Charged Haymaker!*
Alexia: "I dunno, I'm kinda having fun. And why did it say my name?"
Metal Man (GM): It flies through the wall, goes out to the other side, and arrives 4 feet away.
Dragoshi: "...That isn-...Oh nevermind."
Valkyrie: "More abominations? ...away with thee..."
Dragoshi: "...This is just gonna go down as 'One of those days'..." >_>;;
Valkyrie: "Heh... this will be fun..." *moves one foot to the left then charges at the enemy with a Rushing Crush!*
Metal Man (GM): It dodges--Valkyrie was close, though.
Valkyrie: *skids to a stop, summons one of her Mage souls and tries to Absolute Zero it.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss! U.4 spins around and a bar above its head insanely goes down and up... and down... It then summons a television... and explodes it in Douglas' direction! Miss!
Dragoshi: "...Okay. Something tells me this is gonna get messy."
Metal Man (GM): It's pointing at thin air, of course! (Since Douglas isn't here.)
Alexia: "...Exploding televisions?"
Metal Man (GM): Then it points at Dragoshi and falls asleep.
Dragoshi: "...Talk about bad accuracy..." *Checks for tarps.*
Metal Man (GM): Pat Vandusen, Aetos, Azure, Locos Docos, SSJTrihan, and Green appear on the Questers' team. They're dead and poisoned for some reason.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, man. Did someone use Reality Break?"
Alexia: "...I see dead people. Lots and lots of dead people."
Metal Man (GM): Then, a Vulpix appears out of thin air and flies at Dragoshi and explodes! Ahhhhhh!!!! After it misses... a wild flash envelops the room.
Dragoshi: "...Damn random exploding Vulpixes."
Metal Man (GM): Behold the power of u.4!
Dragoshi: "Okay. Now it's summoning exploding... three-tailed? ...Six-tailed? foxes."
Julian: *Is Invincible.*
Metal Man (GM): Three tailed, not six.
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Right. It had three tails."
John: "I wonder..." *Checks if that bar thing is still repeatedly draining.*
Metal Man (GM): The bar? Yes. It doesn't seem to stop draining.
John decides to try something silly. He chucks an Ultra Shroom at it.
Dragoshi: "...Are you gonna kill it with healing items?" >_>
Metal Man (GM): Hit! The bar totally explodes. Its head catches on fire!
Dragoshi: "...Nice one." o_o
John: He then takes a step back, looking to the others and preparing an attack. "Let's attack aggressively."
Julian: *Julian was already doing so... but whatever.*
Dragoshi: *And, Drag decides to open up his Chansey egg from Season 10, to get a random item, which is...* *And Dragoshi gets a Metal Cola!* "...Huh." *Puts that away.* *Drag moves 2 feet closer to u.4, Tidal Blasts it, and... Prepares!*
Julian: *Julidorf appears to be readying for something... but.* *OSHIT TEAM ATTACK GO GO GO.*
John concentrates on the stone in his hand, enlarging it to the size of a small boulder and holding it with both hands...
Julian: *Julidorf gather a metric assload of dark energy in his hands as he rears both of them back... then charges u.4 and tries to get right under him and launch him straight up with a Charged Dark Dive!* *MUCH BETTER.* *Grab, CRACKE CRACKLE SURGE!, u.4 is launched into the air!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *u.4 is OOOOOON FIRE!*
Dragoshi: *Then, when u.4 is launched up into the air, Drag breaths in, aiming up at the eval glitch, then blasts it with his blazing breath o' dewm!*
Valkyrie: *Summons up Aelia and lets her change into her Dragon form.* "...Aim true Aelia..." *The dragon looks up at u.4 and tries to blast it at the same time Dragoshi does!*
John then charges forward and leaps up, rearing the stone back and hurling it down for a SLAM DUNK to smash & crush the glitch down into the ground!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, miss, miss. The Questers hit it a lot. The bar appears... explodes... and it disintegrates, revealing Demon... who was inside it all that time.
Dragoshi: "...Hello, Demon." >_>;;
King Demon: "Geez, about time!"
Julian: *WARLOCK PUNCH.*
King Demon: "Thanks, by the way--MEEP!*
Dragoshi: "...That was to be expected." >_>;;
Julian: *POW BIATCH.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see what was behind the pile...
Dragoshi: *Walks over to it.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers then inspect it... hrm...
Dragoshi: *Inspection assistance.*
Metal Man (GM): A weird device is in there.
King Demon inspects whatever.
Metal Man (GM): It's a box which has a label on it. 'Reality Controller.' It appears to have been set to 'Corruption.'
King Demon: "Sweet, can I keep that?"
King Demon: "Damn!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon gains the ability to morph into glitched pixels.
Julian: *Checks for the other settings on the device.*
Dragoshi: "...What the hell?" *Sees what other settings it has.*
Metal Man: Those settings are 'Normal' and 'WTF.'
John: "...Let's try 'Normal.'"
Julian: *Sets it to normal.*
Dragoshi: "...Do we even want to know what happens if we set it to WTF? ...No? Good."
John: "No, we don't."
King Demon: "Yes, we do!" *smacked.* "I mean, no, we don't!"
Julian: *Warlock Punch'd* e_e
Metal Man (GM): The area changes to normal... the Questers each also gain 1 Prismatic stone. Demon gets three. The warp out appears. Mission Accomplished.
Julian: *Wonders if he will go back to normal.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian turns back to normal. His hat turns back to normal... but has spinach all over it.
Julian: *Julian picks up his hat, brushes the spinach off best he can, and resolves to dry-clean it when they get back to base... Ferran has to have dry-cleaners.*
King Demon looks at the stones in his hand "What do these do, anyway?"
Julian: "C'mon, let's get the hell out of here." *Julian heads for the warp.*
John: "...Focus light. Intensely."
King Demon goes to the warp.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* The Questers are at base.
John heads into the base as well, knowing at least a -little- of what's going on now... though not much. Still looks rather confused.
King Demon: "So what do these stones actually do?"
Julian: "What John said."
King Demon: "Ok..." *wonders how the hell this is a helpful item...*
Julian: *Julian heads off to drop off his hat at a dry-cleaners. He'll be back momentarily.* "While I'm gone, give those to Mets. The Archivists want them." *Away!*
King Demon thinks, then goes... wherever he goes when he's not doing a mission.
Dragoshi: "Eh. They only need 5, if I'm not mistaken."
King Demon sighs and hands the three crystals to mets.
Dragoshi: *Adds two more crystals to the three.*
John adds his as well, then goes to whatever this base's equivalent of R&R is.
King Demon goes to... work out... or hunt Hop, whatever he finds first.
Dragoshi: *Oh, right. Drag puts in the rest of his as well.* *Dragoshi would then proceed to follow John.*
John: "Mmh... So confusing..." He leans his head back against his chair, closing his eyes.
Dragoshi: "...What is? Those fights or that whole mission?"
King Demon turns into his glitch self, then hacks the computers, just for the fun of it.
John: "...Mind's a bit... muddled. This chaos isn't helping..."
Dragoshi: "Ah. ...I see what you mean by that."
John opens his eyes and looks at Dragoshi. "...Where are we? What planet?"
Glitch Demon becomes his normal self again.
King Demon: "Well, that was fun... Hey, you guys want to know who actually killed Kennedy?"
Dragoshi: "We're on the Q.S. Seeker, which is on the planet Ferran. And, who did, Demon?"
John looks to KD, lofting an eyebrow... "Ferran... Hrm. Last I recall... was Genetia."
Dragoshi: "Yea. But, we dealt with the problems on Genetia and moved to here."
King Demon: "Hello!"
John: "...How long ago was this?"
Dragoshi: "I think a week or two ago... I can't remember, really. I'll ask Metal, when I see him."
John nods slightly, and rests his head on the chair again, closing his eyes.
King Demon lays down on another couch and quickly falls asleep.
Dragoshi: *And, Drag follows suit, minus the sleeping.*
John isn't asleep, just relaxing. Probably trying to put his brain together. He doesn't quite seem all there.
King Demon opens his eyes. He sits up and walks away, back to the cockpit of the Seeker, then he sits against the wall and rests.
John doesn't budge, just sittin' there with his eyes closed.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi is absentmindedly muttering to himself.*