Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 368: Attack of the Benches
Date: May 28th, 29th & 31st, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers, having had a close encounter with a being which totally destroyed everything in its wake, managed to get permission to use a certain device of the Archivist's... They're currently at the Seeker at Ferran. Professor Oak is looking over the details of the cloaked, chain-covered being.
Professor Oak: "Hmmm... yes... yes, this is very bad."
Dragoshi: *Leaning 'gainst the wall.* "...Hrm?"
Professor Oak: "This being has the same energies as... well. The Void. Mewtwo. Kuja. Yet it doesn't appear to have had to learn them. In fact, it spontaneously entered existence just to fight you there."
Dragoshi: "...That explains why the crystal didn't act negatively to it..."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the crystallized piece of Kuja's soul and starts twirling it on his finger again...* "Such an interesting object... But, anyway... As you were saying?"
Professor Oak: "I only knew how to kill it from the ancient information I had, and this... 'fake' staff doesn't last forever. I must inform you that you are probably going to enter its home realm, as it appears tied to the corrupted items."
Dragoshi: "And an example of such things would be...?"
King Demon leans against the wall looking at the creature.
Azure is there.
Metal Man (GM): It's a dark being in a black trenchcoat, covered in chains.
Professor Oak: "You should know this by now. Transformers. The Fighter Remote. Doublers. Max Ups."
Dragoshi: "I merely wanted to know for reference."
King Demon: "This thing's got all our old items?"
Professor Oak: "No, it corrupted them long ago."
Alexia: "Can we un-corrupt them?"
Professor Oak: "...They've all been destroyed. Good luck uncorrupting dust."
Professor Oak: "Now, I'll turn this over to Metal."
King Demon: "Great... so what do we do with him?"
Metal Man (GM): Metal walks over, holding a new gun. He slaps a button, and the Questers see an image of a machine.
Metal Man: "This is the machine. I have already, with the help of Ivo Robotnik and Dr. Light, jury-rigged it to destroy the barrier. Now, I'm going to give you a bit of a heads up..."
Metal Man spins the gun. "This realm is incredibly hostile."
King Demon: "Why do I get the feeling this isn't gonna end well?"
Metal Man: "So hostile that enemies are everywhere, and you will have super-powered foes to face as well. Traps... everything."
Dragoshi: "...Of course."
Alexia: "..." *sweatdrop.* "Maybe I should sit this one out..."
Metal Man: "Also, if you die there, unless somebody takes your corpse back out here... you stay dead."
King Demon: "Sounds like fun... I take that back..."
Azure: "It's time like this I wish I still had the strength to resurrect..."
Metal Man: "So... if you're ready... here you go." *opens the warp.*
Alexia: "...I don't really think I'd do well in this mission."
Metal Man (GM): It's a dark warp, which is so evil that it reaches out trying to grab everything nearby.
King Demon: "!? Nice warp... You sure this IS a warp? Looks more like a Kraken to me!"
King Demon shrugs and steps through the tentacle... warp... thing...
Metal Man: "Well, yes, it is. The realm is just so evil it corrupts anything it touches."
Azure hands Professor Oak the book he was reading. He gotten through a large portion of it but he didn't want to take it to where he was going. "Professor, if you don't mind, I'd like to continue reading that upon my return. But I'm sure if I took it with me chances are it could be lost."
Metal Man waits for everyone to enter the warp.
Dragoshi: *Decides to follow so Demon doesn't get horribly massacred.* >_>;;
Professor Oak: "Ah... okay."
King Demon thanks Drag for the help.
Azure: *Does a little head bow.* "Thanks." *he looks to Metal Man.* "Then I'd better keep my guard up here." *he walks through the warp.*
Traon rushes in, doing a last second strap on to his weapon on his back. "Sorry about being late, but luckily I caught the last few things said through the door." He hesitates a little before going into the warp, he then let out a breath and goes in after Dragoshi and Demon.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in the midst of a Gothic-architecture building. It's full of wires and such. High-tech, only... ...It's encrusted with what looks like mold. Evil mold. Purple mist hangs in the air, and the doors are all cracked. The floor tiles join at odd edges, and the sky is pitch black. Three doors; two north, one east. They all look the same. There's some ivy growing near them; it looks dark and twisted.
Dragoshi: "...Nice place."
Azure: *spirit charms rise up around him and just float in a stationary position.*
King Demon: "Very nice..." *starts walking toward the east door.*
Azure: "My charms seem to think so..."
Traon winces at the site but then takes in the detail. He then looks at Dragoshi and lets out a sigh. "Yo Drag, we've been through a lot late, I'll try my best to watch your back if you watch mine here." He neglected to speak of his dread in his gut at this place.
Dragoshi: *Nods in response.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon would find near the East door, a locked box. The East door is also unlocked.
Traon looks at Demon and shakes his head. "Now wait a minute Demon..."
Azure: "I'll do what I can against any evil encountered in this place but I can't guarantee anything. I'm not quite sure of the force in this place."
Metal Man (GM): It leads to a marble path hanging over empty space. That path then goes to another room.
King Demon looks at the box closer.
Metal Man (GM): It has a glowing purple seal on it.
Valkyrie: *blinks as she appears near the group.* "... you all seem to choose the ...oddest places to travel."
Dragoshi: "...That's an understatement." >_>;;
Valkyrie: *glances around.* "...very much so..."
Traon removes his weapon from his back and walks over to where Demon is and looks at the box as well. "It would be best if we stuck together as a group here Demon, so please tell us ahead of time before wandering off, aight?" he said as he looks at the box.
King Demon: "Damn, I really want to know what's in this box!"
Azure: "To advance down this path means we need to do something about that seal. The box may have to do with that."
Azure: "You might not like what you find. Think carefully about what you do here."
Valkyrie: *walks up to the box if she can.* "Hmmm."
Traon looks over to Azure and motions him over. "Do you understand what this seal means?" he asks curiously.
Dragoshi: *Walks over to the others, 'cause yes. Oh, and he looks around, just in case...*
Azure: "No. I'm not quite sure of its purpose either. Sometimes these things are made to stop us from moving forward. Othertimes they're made because someone wanted whatever's inside locked away. I'll attempt see if I can figure it out." he walks closer to the seal.
King Demon wonders if he can glitch it...
Traon nods and looks back at the box, tapping his finger on his arm. "Maybe we should check out all the doors before we decide on which one to go through. Seems like a wise idea to me."
Dragoshi: *Nods in agreement.*
King Demon: "All right."
Valkyrie: "...other doors?"
Metal Man (GM): Only the two to the north and one to the East. Also, the glowing box... which Demon looked at.
Azure is trying to determine the purpose of the seal.
Metal Man (GM): It cannot be glitched. The seal is just an energy seal.
King Demon: "..."
King Demon wonders if he should smack it.
Azure: "Its a basic seal. It'll go down when whatever is keeping it up does."
Valkyrie: *taps the box.*
Traon backs away from the east door and goes to look at the other two doors at the north. He goes to the one closest to the east door first to look at it.
King Demon taps the box with the foil sword.
Azure: "..." stands at a medium point between both points. Those messing with the box and Traon at the door.
Metal Man (GM): Demon taps the box. It shakes a little. Traon meanwhile looks at the one closest to the East door; it is locked.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi blinks as the box shakes.* "..."
Traon notes the door being looked and moves on to the next north door.
Azure: "Hold on there..." Azure makes a slight movement with his spirit charms and motions them toward the box. "If there is a dark reaction or some form of curse on it they will react and counteract against it. If not then this is something else." they float over and hug tightly to it.
Valkyrie: "...huh?" *taps again.*
King Demon: "That a good thing?"
Dragoshi: "...I doubt doing that is a smart idea..." >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): The dark energies which hold it shut break. Out pours 10,000 coins. The next North door is unlocked. It slides open smoothly. It has a long path which goes across oblivion to the other side; though the door there has dark energy shrouding it.
Dragoshi: "...Right." *Checks the area for traps, 'cause this has got to be way too easy. Specifically the area of the box and coins.*
Traon backs away from the door and goes back to the group. "The furthest north door from this is open, though I would suggest we go in this one first... That north one just freaks me out."
Metal Man (GM): No traps. Just moolah. I guess not everything is a trap.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. So... It's not trapped. ...Huh."
Azure leaves the money to be dealt with those actually around the box. He advances toward Traon "Agreed. It didn't open until I broke the dark force around the box. That rule about seals still applies."
Dragoshi: "And I thought Metal said everything was trapped. ...Maybe he was wrong, maybe not. Eh."
Azure calls his spirit charms back to him.
Valkyrie: *just heads over to the others.*
King Demon takes some money.
Azure: "It was trapped with a dark force. In any event that force is broken now. That doesn't leave it to linger. Shall we move through this area and return later to the north door?"
King Demon: "To the East?"
Traon nods at Azure. "I like that idea. Let's go east if everyone likes that idea."
Azure nods to KD and awaits what everyone else says with his arms folded within his Gi. "..." He moves to Traon's position near the east path.
Azure looks around the area for a moment but is ready to advance through the east path. "Is everyone ready?"
Azure takes off his hood to reveal that dashing young man whose age is often forgotten by his actions. "Alright then." he heads through.
Traon shudders "No. I'm not ready. But lets go anyways."
King Demon goes through the east door.
Azure: "I would attempt to erect a barrier for all of us. But just because a force is -evil- won't mean I know what to act against or when I could counteract. But I'll do what I can with this body of mine to keep what I can at bay."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go mid-way... *Crack.* *Crack.*
Azure stops immediately.
Metal Man (GM): The bridge explodes in the middle, and is now falling!
Traon: "... Anyone feel like jumping?"
King Demon: "I'll jump! "Rather, I'll FLY!"
Metal Man (GM): Gotta hurry. It's falling really, really fast.
Dragoshi: *Yea, Jumping sounds good.*
King Demon flies across the gap, or at least TRIES to.
Traon jumps as well.
Dragoshi: *Well, here goes nothing. Jump!* *Whee, now watch as I still fail. >_>;;*
Azure leaps across in mid air he creates an ice dragon that elongates itself across the path in an attempt to create a temporary landing base to re-jump for those that did not quite make it. It sits at the medium point of the falling path.
Valkyrie: *tries to jump across I guess* ^^;
Metal Man (GM): Azure and Traon make it. Dragoshi falls, takes damage, and reappears on the other side.
Dragoshi: *...Well, at least it wasn't too bad a failure.* "...Ow."
Metal Man (GM): Demon made it. Lenneth leaps and falls, taking damage; however, she reappears on the other side too. The door ahead, though, is blocked by dark energy.
Valkyrie: "Ugh ..."
King Demon sighs. "Not this again..."
Azure: "One moment." *moves his hands around and pushes them toward the door motioning his spirit charms forward.* "This energy is dark. It is not in fact evil though."
Valkyrie: "Then what is it?"
Metal Man (GM): It blocks the way; its purplish hue glows eerily.
King Demon wonders how he can help...
Azure: "Not sure. But dark energy is not always evil. Most people that use the energy find its the easiest to gain power from however and it draws to there imbalances. In any event my charms to have that much of an effect against the door." *looks around now that they're closer to the door for anything.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing around the door; the dark energy works like a shield.
Dragoshi: *Would use his shield-slaying machinegun, but might cause something bad to happen...*
King Demon touches the shield.
Azure steps out of the way letting KD and Dragoshi have a hand at it. Despite how he thought sometimes bashing did seem the logical course of action.
Metal Man (GM): It's like... a wall.
King Demon hits the shield thing, looking for a reaction.
Metal Man (GM): It cracks slightly.
Azure: "Hmmmm..." *sends a light dragon at it.*
Metal Man (GM): It shatters. The door behind it opens.
King Demon: "Woah, that works..."
Dragoshi: "...Well, that was simple..."
King Demon goes through the door.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a room with a door to the north, one to the east, and another to the south. It looks to be a former fighter locker room--now it's just encrusted with evil vines and rusted. The floor looks rotten.
King Demon: "This looks... abandoned..."
Azure takes a step in looking around. "I wonder what set this world's balance off in such a way..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers quickly find out.
Dragoshi: .oO(How interesting.) *Follows...*
Metal Man (GM): Walking inside, the Questers would see a person emerge from the floor. They'd be a normal human, except they're glowing violently purple.
Dragoshi: *Checks for the crystal's reaction.*
Metal Man (GM): They also carry a gun. Strange purple veins line this person. The crystal glows like the person does, faintly.
King Demon grabs for his sword upon seeing the person.
???: "You have no place here, light-siders. What brings you to our lair?"
Dragoshi: *Sees the faint glow from the crystal and gets into stance...*
King Demon: "We are trying to uncorrupt some... items we have."
???: "Heh... heh... heh... You cannot save what is already lost." He spins the gun. "You're best off dead, for soon a lot more than mere items will be corrupted."
Metal Man (GM): The being enters battle range.
King Demon: "Ah crap..." *gets into a battle stance.*
Azure: "Hold on..." he says getting into a slight defensive posture "A fight is not necessary. They are not yet lost." ---wait are they lost >.> "All we need is a way to uncorrupt them. We wont intrude further from that point and will leave if need be."
Dragoshi: "I doubt that this... being shall listen."
???: "You don't get it, do you?" He holds up a corrupted version of a Max Up. "The items are corrupted because we want them to be, and you yourselves are the next thing to be corrupted." He aims the gun. "All I need is a clear shot."
Dragoshi: *Okay, anyway, Dragoshi pulls out his scythe and attempts to slice off the Corrupted Man's gun-wielding arm with a pair of Swipes.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. All hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then proceeds to switch out his scythe for his sword, move one foot forward, and does a trio of modified flip kicks- All directed at the gun-wielding arm.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit. The Corrupted man holds his arm.
Corrupted Man: "You slashed the wrong freak today."
Dragoshi: "And you challenged the wrong freak." :p
Metal Man (GM): He takes out his gun and fires it like an automatic laser shotgun which is fully charged, always, at Dragoshi point blank.
Dragoshi: *2 hits.*
Traon moves one foot towards the man and uses the extra reach on his weapon to bring it up quickly with a crescent slash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Traon continues to bring his weapon around and swings it like a baseball bat at the man's head.
Azure advances toward the man and then performs a knife edged strike which erupts in blue energy attacking the body and spirit. -Subtle Strike-
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
King Demon launches at the corrupted man with his Demonic Charge. He follows it up with a pair of Flame Punches.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then tries to make the guy drop the gun by giving him a little 'Shock therapy' to his arm with Indignation, then following up with a cross slash (Modified Swipe), and then rears back a little bit, then attempts to strike the man with a heavy kick and a heavier descending slash on said man's arm (C. Modified Flipkick.)*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit hit. Hit. He fires a pure beam of purple energy at Demon. *ZOOM* *BLAM*
Traon winces at the beam that was fired at Demon. He then reaches into his pocket and pulls out the familiar bell of taunting. He dings it... After that he start his dance of the sacred serenade. (The reflect dance.)
Azure attacks the man with another subtle strike his hand erupts in gold flame as he attacks with a light based strike.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
King Demon is forced to use his Demonic Rage attack on Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi... Holds out his hand as some sort of strange barrier pops up absorbing the blow. Dragoshi continues along his strategy and attempts to carve the damn guy's gun-wielding arm off with a pair of Cross Slashes. (Modified Swipe x2)*
Metal Man (GM):He powers up and fires his ray of death at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Staying alive!*
Traon stops, a bit surprised his taunting bell didn't work. He shrugs is off and quick draws his crowbar. Wielding it like a sword he goes on the aggressive and goes for another crescent slash at the man's arm.
Azure attacks with another subtle strike.
King Demon shrugs and uses 4 flame punches on the Corrupted Man.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
Dragoshi: *Flings an amethyst shard at CM's eye!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi goes to hurl it... and he's killed by Demon's attack. The Questers are still in the corrupted locker room. There's a door in each direction; the Questers came through the one to the West.
King Demon searches the body for anything useful.
Metal Man (GM): Each door looks about the same, so it's more of a game of 'pick the door' Nothing useful.
King Demon looks at the doors to see if any are locked.
Metal Man (GM): None.
King Demon starts for the north door.
Alexia pops up behind the others. "Hi, guys!"
King Demon looks at Alex "Hi, decided to join the fun, huh?"
Metal Man (GM): The North door slides open. Demon sees a long marble bridge... ...with a big hole in the middle. It leads to a building far across, with another energy-walled door.
Dragoshi: "...Another one?"
Alexia looks to see if the bridge's missing piece is somewhere nearby.
Metal Man (GM): 15 feet. And, no.
King Demon sighs and goes for the east door.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi follows.*
Alexia follows the others to the east door.
Metal Man (GM): This one connects to a long, skinny corridor over the abyss. A small door is on the other end... it leads to yet another room.
King Demon: "Who wants to bet this corridor isn't as safe as it appears?"
Dragoshi: "...Wouldn't that be somewhat obvious...?"
Alexia takes out her Dex and scans the hallway for traps.
Dex: "No traps detected."
King Demon looks at Drag and Alex "Should we go down here or try the south?"
Alexia: "I'll go first." *starts down the corridor to the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia makes it safely. The door has a purple barrier on it.
Dragoshi: *Follows down the corridor as well, 'cause yes.*
King Demon goes down the corridor and looks at the purple barrier. He shrugs and hits the barrier like he did the last one.
Metal Man (GM): It shatters. The door opens up.
Alexia looks inside.
Metal Man (GM): This is some sort of old storage room. Brooms, mikes, even some speakers laying around.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door to the north and one to the south in here.
Dragoshi: *Checks the south door...*
King Demon enters the room and looks at the equipment "Wonder what they recorded here..."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi moves in... ...*FWOOSH.* Fire flies from the floor in jets at everyone inside the room! Demon leaps out of the way like a mad man.
King Demon: "Talk about hot-footing it..."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is burnt and thrown out of the room. Gonna have to outwit those flame jets. Some other details; the Questers see an old "PA Booth" sign on a room in the distance, and there's a big dome out there too.
Alexia: "...I have an idea!"
Dragoshi: *Eats Ultra Shroom.*
Alexia: "Let's turn on the sprinkler systems!"
Metal Man (GM): This room is filled with mops and brooms and mikes and wires and such. And, well, yes, it does have sprinklers.
King Demon looks for a way to turn on the sprinklers.
Dragoshi: "...The question is, is there even any water in there?"
Metal Man (GM): Good question; they're recessed into the ceiling. And that freaky mold is growing on them. Demon is in the room, but one step in any direction will likely re-trigger the flame jets.
King Demon fireballs one of the sprinklers.
Dragoshi: *Where did the flame jets come from anyway?*
King Demon: "The floor."
Metal Man (GM): The flame jets came from the cracks in the wood-board floor. Fireproof wood, even.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* The sprinklers go off... ...it's now simply raining water.
King Demon wonders if that gets the sprinklers going... and takes a step toward the PA room.
Metal Man (GM): Demon moves one step. *Click.* *Whooosh.* *Nothing.* The air of the room smells like natural gas, but no flames.
King Demon shrugs. "Guess the fire's out... for now... *"
Metal Man (GM): PA room is to the north. To the south is a longer room called 'Equipment and Maintenance'
Alexia heads into the room. "Good idea, huh?"
King Demon: "Hmmmmmmmm..."
Dragoshi: *Enters the room, and walks over to where Demon is.*
King Demon: "I guess so..."
Dragoshi: "I suppose..."
King Demon: "North or South?"
King Demon: "Works for me..." *starts to the south... for equipment!?*
Dragoshi: *Nods and follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Another purple barrier blocks the way.
King Demon: "..."
Dragoshi: "You know what to do, Demon." >_>;;
King Demon: "This is starting to get annoying..." *hits the door.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Hmmm... wonder why one keeps encountering them like this... The door opens, revealing a rather wide-open, also-wood-floored and moldy room.
King Demon steps aside "After you two..."
Metal Man (GM): Inside, there's a door to the West, and one to the East.
Alexia: "...We need a map."
Dragoshi: *Checks the West door, 'cause yes. >_>*
King Demon: "Well, this IS an equipment room..."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi moves towards that door. *WHOOSH.* A wall appears in the way. Two men with guns appear.
Corrupted Man: "You don't seem to get it."
King Demon is suddenly glad he's not in the room yet...
Corrupted Man2: "For you are forgotten."
Metal Man (GM): They are the same purplish, corrupted beings. Apparently the Questers only killed one of many.
Dragoshi: *Just gets away from them.*
King Demon shrugs, his hand on his sword. "What do you two think?"
Alexia notices Dragoshi running and backpedals as well.
Dragoshi: *Runs back the way he came from.*
Corrupted Men: "You cannot escape from us in our home realm."
Metal Man (GM): They chase after Dragoshi, keeping pace. In fact, those not moving with Dragoshi... get shot at!
King Demon goes back to the fire room as well, since he doesn't really wanna fight them alone!
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* *BLAM* They follow the Questers right into the fire room.
King Demon runs for the PA room, but launches a fireball behind him, hoping to burn them with all the gas.
Dragoshi: *Does the same as Demon.*
Alexia continues running with the others.
Metal Man (GM): Even with the flames, the Questers only mostly damage them. The room explodes, hurling shrapnel everywhere. A flaming speaker bonks Demon.
King Demon shoulda glitched!
Metal Man (GM): Alexia ducks away from a flying microphone. Dragoshi stands there as all the debris misses him.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi evades like the agile basteecheo he is.* *By... standing.*
Metal Man (GM): However, both of them appear before the Questers, on fire, still holding their guns.
Corrupted Men: "This... is the end of the road." The door behind the Questers is blocked.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on a bridge with the door behind them locked and the burnt Corrupted Men facing them.
King Demon: "Anyone got marshmallows?"
Dragoshi: .oO(At least they should be weakened...)
King Demon draws his sword. "Come and get it then!"
Alexia takes out her gun and gets into battle stance.
Dragoshi: *Draws out his own sword.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi moves 1 foot forward and attacks the first Corrupted Man with a modified Flipkick followed up with a modified Swipe, then attempts to fry the man's gun wielding arm with an Indignation, then finish the turn by attempting to break the Corrupted Man's windpipe with a Strangle.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit, hit, hit. The First 5 hits kill the first Corrupted Man. Then the left over one hits the second one. Corrupted Man 2 opens fire with his gun at maximum power at Dragoshi. *BLAM.*
Dragoshi: *First life lost.* >_>;; *Ker-Revive!*
Alexia tries to disarm #1 with TK!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The weapon flies over into the pit. Another one appears in its place.
Corrupted Man 2: "Nice try."
Dragoshi: "...Okay, then. So theft and disarmament are useless."
Alexia: *...Okay, then, Mindblast at #1!*
Metal Man (GM): He's dead. He goes flying off the bridge. The Questers look behind them; they're on the bridge that was broken.
Alexia: "...Boy, that was easy..."
Dragoshi: "...Good think we used the sprinkler room to our advantage." >_>;;
King Demon looks at the door behind him "So much for going to the PA room..."
Metal Man (GM): That's the one Demon entered through, but there's a huge gap in the way.
King Demon goes back to the sprinkler room.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go to the Sprinkler room. North, East, or South.
King Demon: *wait, what?* *returns to the room where he and the others first encountered the corrupted people.*
Metal Man (GM): The way Demon originally entered the Sprinkler room was across that bridge there; the one which broke. Demon goes back to that room... One can go West, or North, from this massive equipment room.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi heads south seeing as that was the way they were originally going.* *Oh, wait.*
Azure reappears. He takes this time to -heal- those that need to be healed.
Dragoshi: *Already in the equipment room. He checks out the West area, then.*
Metal Man (GM): West? The Dragoshi walks out and see he's going the opposite way he came, and parallel to it too. There's a door ahead, too.
Dragoshi: "...right." *Goes back to the equipment room and walks over to the North door.*
King Demon gets healed, SWEET!
Metal Man (GM): Going back to the North door... ...It's an even longer bridge, but there's a big 20-foot gap in the middle.
Azure is useful for the little time he is around at least.
Metal Man (GM): About 10 feet above Dragoshi another path hangs over that gap.
Alexia: "...Oh, boy."
King Demon wonders if he can fly the gap, even though it's 20 feet...
Metal Man (GM): This path ahead has another gap in it too. A 10 foot one.
King Demon tries to fly to the ledge above.
Metal Man (GM): Demon flies up... grabs it... ...it vanishes.
King Demon: "CRAP!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon falls on down. *SMACK*
Alexia: "..." *wince.*
King Demon: "Geez, damn ghost ledges..."
Metal Man (GM): The only choice to continue here is to cross the 20 foot gap, and then the 10 foot gap beyond this one.
King Demon picks himself up and looks over at the other end of the bridge.
Metal Man (GM): All the way at the other end is a taller building.
King Demon: "Guess SOMEONE'S gotta try it..."
Azure: "Anyone capable of making a platform structure at a median point between the gaps?"
King Demon: "Nope, sorry."
King Demon attempts to fly across the gap, for some dumb reason.
Dragoshi: *Tries to Tidal Blast part of the gap to see if there's an invisible path.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon flies into the pit, takes damage, then reappears. The Tidal Blast flies into the pit... ...Then reappears and soaks everyone. No damage.
King Demon looks around on the platform to see if there's any controls or anything.
Metal Man (GM): No controls. Just a gap.
Alexia shakes the water off of herself.
King Demon suddenly wishes he had his teleport skill again.
Azure switches the water to slight heat, drying his clothes.
King Demon looks back at the way they came.
Metal Man (GM): The near-empty equipment room is behind Demon.
King Demon goes back to the equipment room to see if there's anything useful in there.
Dragoshi: *would use Portalman's ring but it only allows him to cross warp up 10 feet. He looks in the near-empty room.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon finds a big bench. Wooden bench with metal supports on either side. Lunch bench.
King Demon: "Think we can build a bridge?"
Metal Man (GM): It is 7 feet long.
Dragoshi: *7... That'd still leave 13 feet. And another 3 feet for that other gap.*
King Demon searches more.
Dragoshi: *Decides to help Demon on his search because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon and Dragoshi search the edges, and find... a storage cabinet 10 feet long, but it's really heavy. Its got two doors on it.
King Demon attempts to lift the cabinet... this is gonna hurt.
Alexia helps by using her TK.
Dragoshi: *Assists Demon because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon picks it up with no help needed. 'Cause Questers are tough.
King Demon carries it out to the ledge... now to put it so that it won't fall OVER!
Alexia: "...Well, looks like you've got it, so..." *releases her TK.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon gets it out to the ledge. The bridge, FYI, is made of marble. It's a little crumbly.
Dragoshi: *Searches for something else that'd be long and useful for bridging gaps.*
Alexia makes sure to stay off the bridge for now.
King Demon suddenly realizes that they may want to put the bench on first...
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds... a lamp. It's unstable and 3 feet long. The lamp is somewhat jar-shaped.
Dragoshi: *Puts it away, because no. He then tries to search for something along the lines of another lunch bench.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragohis finds the other lunch bench. Identical to the first one found earlier.
Dragoshi: "Found another bench."
King Demon: "Bring it out! that'll make... actually, that'll make a 17 AND a 7 bridge."
Azure: watches them go back and forth "Hmm..."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then decides to do just that and search for something stable that'd be approximately 6 feet long.*
King Demon does the same.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds the following: Ten toothpicks. A sugar cube castle. A deck of cards.
King Demon pockets the cards for later and searches again.
Metal Man (GM): Demon find a small blender.
Azure walks in and searches.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds an ice pick. Azure finds a top hat.
Alexia: "Can I have the sugar cubes and toothpicks?"
King Demon: "What kinda equipment room IS this?"
Metal Man (GM): This place seems tapped out.
King Demon wishes to pocket the ice pick as well.
Dragoshi: *Pockets the Ice pick.*
Azure: "There is nothing more of use we can use here."
King Demon shrugs and builds a 17 foot long bridge using the cabinet... wait. He checks if the doors, once open, make it longer.
Metal Man (GM): No.
Alexia starts playing with the toothpicks and sugar cubes.
Metal Man (GM): Demon creates a rather flimsy bridge from the pieces. He can either choose to take it apart, losing 1 foot of length, or to try to anchor it anyway.
King Demon: "Uh..."
Dragoshi: "...Take it apart and let me take a crack at it?" >_>
King Demon: "What do you guys think? OK." *takes it apart and hands Drag the items.*
Dragoshi: *This time, Dragoshi attempts to build the bridge. Yayz.*
Alexia: "..." *looks up.* "You guys want me to try?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi puts it together... but can he anchor it correctly? Yes. He makes a bridge across the first gap.
King Demon: "Want me to go first?"
Dragoshi: *Walks over to the bridge and stops at the last foot before the gap. He then uses Portalman's ring to warp across the remaining 4 or so feet that are the gap.*
King Demon: "Or would you lightweights prefer to go?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is now at the middle. Of course, it takes a small jump to cross that gap.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi waits for the other would-be bridge-makers.* >_>
Alexia gets up, gets a running start, and does a Prince of Persia-style jump across the gap.
Azure: gets ready to make the next jump.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make it. Now... for the 10 foot gap.
King Demon follows and ends with a (relatively safe) flight.
Metal Man (GM): Can't just leap over that, but the other bridge is hard to grab.
Alexia looks upwards for anything sticking out on the ceiling.
Metal Man (GM): Black skies above. No ceiling out here.
Dragoshi: "Okay... So who wants to build the next bridge?"
Alexia: "Let's see..."
Azure: "It should be someone who can choose carefully. I assume some things will fall as we move things to the other side as we can't quite go and pick up and move things as we go."
Alexia: "Uh, I have duct tape. Lots of duct tape. So when we anchor this new bridge down, I can handle that."
Metal Man (GM): That is a problem... need to reach 4 feet away. And they're still anchored to the other side.
Azure: "We should grab the bench and something else we can hold down easily. This gap is smaller."
Alexia: "...Stupid question time."
Metal Man (GM): They're all the way back where the Questers left them.
Alexia: "Can we maybe build the bridge entirely out of duct tape?"
Dragoshi: "Can't one of us just go back and get the other bench and the lamp?"
Alexia: "I'll go get 'em!" *backs up a bit and tries to jump the 4-foot gap again.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia leaps across... but that was close.
Alexia stumbles and wobbles a bit on the edge, but makes it nonetheless. "...Uh, how do I get this stuff over to you guys?"
King Demon: "I should be doing it, since I can fly..."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... But, she volunteered."
Alexia: "... "...Do you guys think you can catch this bench if I toss it over?"
King Demon: "We can try..."
King Demon: "Actually... attach it to the end of this bridge, then we can anchor it here, then unanchor it on the other end!"
Alexia: "Makes sense."
Alexia picks up the bench and puts it on the end of the first bridge. She then crosses back to the others on the bench.
Metal Man (GM): To anchor it... Alexia hurls it into the pit.
Alexia: "..." *facepalm.*
Dragoshi: "...Hey, Demon. Can how much weight can you carry while flying?" >_>;;
King Demon: "Uh..."
Alexia heads back, grabs the lamp, and anchors that with some of the tape.
King Demon shrugs. "What you have in mind?"
Dragoshi: "I was thinking that you could ferry us across the gap." :/
Metal Man (GM): Alexia anchors it.
King Demon: "Nice!"
Metal Man (GM): Alexia goes to cross and steps on the lamp. *CRUSH.*
King Demon: "Hey drag, can't your ring teleport us to the other gap?"
Dragoshi: "...It only does short distance teleportation."
Metal Man (GM): I think it was a good thing the Questers didn't try to use that any other way... so... gotta figure out another way to move the stuff.
King Demon: "You said 10 feet, that's the length of this second gap, isn't it?"
Dragoshi: "And I used up about 40% of its power anyway... Yea, but that's per day."
King Demon: "Oh..."
Metal Man (GM): Alexia sees the lamp was unsuitable; she found out once you stepped on it. It sorta crumbled, but she didn't fall.
King Demon: "What's on the end of the bridge?"
Alexia: "Rats." *jumps back to the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia leaps back to the others.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi was about to disassemble the bridge so he could use it to bridge up the 10 foot gap...*
Alexia: "Can I try my idea now?"
Dragoshi: "What is it...?"
Alexia: "Duct tape bridge."
Dragoshi: "That'll fail horribly."
Alexia: "How do you know it will if you don't try?"
Dragoshi: "Simple. Duct tape isn't that sturdy you imbecile."
Alexia: "...Can I at least try it?"
Dragoshi: "No." *Eyeroll.*
King Demon: "It's a sacrifice I can live with!"
Dragoshi: "...Don't make me repeat myself."
King Demon jumps across and grabs the bench from the bridge, then tries to fly it back across.
Alexia: "C'mon, please?"
Dragoshi: *Slowly twitching.*
Alexia starts pulling the tape off of a roll anyways.
Metal Man (GM): Demon falls down, take damage, and the bench falls with him.
King Demon: *daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...*
Alexia then tosses one end of the tape to the other side of the gap.
Metal Man (GM): Demon reappears on the middle platform.
Alexia then anchors the other end of the tape to this side of the platform.
King Demon: "That hurt..."
Azure: "I would assume so." *heal.*
Alexia then thinks for a moment about what to do next...
Metal Man (GM): Hm... A thin, sticky tape trail crosses the 10 foot gap.
Metal Man (GM): It's not too sturdy, but it appears to have been correctly stuck on. It's just one strand.
Azure: "...This will either end successfully or the way all common sense deems it should go."
Dragoshi: "...And I'm guessing the latter?" >_>;;
King Demon wonders if he shouldn't try to fly this gap instead...
Dragoshi: "...Not it."
King Demon shrugs and tries to take the easy road, by FLYING the gap!
Dragoshi: *Hmmm... wonders if he could jump the first 4 feet then use Portalman's ring to warp across the rest if he succeeds at the jump.*
Azure actually attempts the jump.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi could. Demon fly across. Barely.
Dragoshi: *tries to do so, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Success, with the portal warp for Dragoshi.
King Demon sits and waits for the others.
Dragoshi: *So, Dragoshi makes it across the whole ten yards... Errr... feet.* *Also, Dragoshi can no longer use Portalman's ring for the rest of the mission.*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is blocked by another purple aura.
Dragoshi: "...Demon, you know the drill." .oO(Yeesh. What is up with these things popping up, anyway?)
King Demon shrugs and smashes it.
Metal Man (GM): The barrier is smashed.
King Demon enters the room beyond.
Metal Man (GM): There's a console here... it's an elevator room. Only the elevator is all the way up at the top. The console has no power.
King Demon suddenly wishes he'd brought his gloves with him, his knuckles are getting sore. "Hmmmmm..." *wonders if he can Glitch power to it. He shrugs and tries to do so.*
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Nice idea."
Metal Man (GM): No power, nor can glitching it give it power.
Dragoshi: *Looks for a nearby staircase.*
King Demon: "CRAP!" *looks up.*
Azure looks around using that whole electric charge thing as the usual last resort.
King Demon looks around for some way to go up as well.
Metal Man (GM): Hm... no, and no. Only a bunch of dead wires.
King Demon wonders if he found anything... "Great, a dead end!?"
Dragoshi: *Looks for a ladder inside the area beyond the elevator door seeing as the elevator is way up at the top.*
King Demon launches a fireball at the console.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Demon blows up the console. Now how is anyone gonna get up?
Dragoshi: *...This is just getting stupid.*
King Demon: "Oops?"
Metal Man (GM): The ceiling is solid, and 10 feet up.
King Demon looks at the wires... they shouldn't have been destroyed, shouldn't they?
Metal Man (GM): The people who took this place up don't even want Questers to be here. It's a big mess of wires.
King Demon wonders if he can hook the Dex up to the wires directly...
Metal Man (GM): There's no other way up, and Demon just blew up the elevator console.
King Demon: "Sorry, my mistake..." *looks at the area where the console was to see what's left.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a pile of charred circuit boards and button fragments thrown around.
Azure: "And we currently lack our friend... to repair such a thing with a song."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. How typical."
Azure sighs as technology was already out of his range. "And without that main contraption... I cant make any attempt at giving it power unless there's another source. And even then it can no longer be told how to move up or down."
King Demon wonders if it can be rebuilt with computer programming ability... no, that'd be computer engineering...
Dragoshi: *Fine, fine... Let me try. And predictably fail.* *Or not...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi cobbles together some wires and circuits. It still lacks power.
King Demon: "May I?"
Dragoshi: *Pulls out Dex tries to use it to power it up.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi powers it up... now what?
Dragoshi: *Now we try to use it to bring the elevator down to this floor.*
Metal Man (GM): Success. It slowly creaks down.
Azure: "Good job Dragoshi." waits it slowly moving down.
King Demon: "Good going Drag!" *gets out from under the elevator's landing area.*
Metal Man (GM): It hits the ground.
Azure: "Let's move. I wouldn't have imagined something like this delaying us so long. I'd like to limit out time here..but it seems to get longer and longer as we continue." *moves in when it's there.*
Dragoshi: *Does so.*
Metal Man (GM): It goes up, and then clanks into place. *CRACK* It sticks up at the top. The door ahead is clear.
King Demon gets off the elevator when it gets to the top.
Dragoshi: *Follows along because yes.*
King Demon goes to the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door is not barrier. It opens, revealing the above path: It leads to a door of a big Stadium... one which is blocked by two steel shutters in the way.
King Demon walks through the door and looks at the stadium's shutters,
Azure walks up the path to the two steel shutters. He attempts to push one to the side, getting a good grip at the center.
Dragoshi: *Does the same as KD, while cautiously looking around for traps or tarps. ...Or tpars. Or tapirs.*
Metal Man (GM): They're just hunks of steel plating in the way. No traps.
King Demon does the same as Azure to the other shutter.
Dragoshi: *Helps Azure with his shutter.* <_>!
Metal Man (GM): The door slowly is revealed. It's thick titanium, and it's solidly locked.
Dragoshi: *...of course.*
Azure: "Why is a door behind a shutter..."
King Demon: "To keep us out?" *looks around for another way into the stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): No other way; it's heavily armored.
Azure: "Does this mean we are at a dead end..."
King Demon wonders if they can bust through it as well.
Dragoshi: "...No. It means we'll just have to try and break it down, then."
King Demon looks at the door, then tries to light it up with some flame.
Azure looks at the door. Wondering if it is this a titanium basic kinda door with a lock and all or if it is this a technological kinda sliding one.
Metal Man (GM): It's almost like a wall made of Titanium.
Dragoshi: *Looks for hinges.*
Metal Man (GM): No hinges, no lock.
Dragoshi: *just blasts the spot Demon tried to light up with some fire with an Ice Tornado.*
King Demon fireballs the door, just out of frustration, and 'cuz there's no console for him to blast.
Azure: "We can make an attempt at altering its structure. Demon... Dragoshi we must work in sequence." *sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): It takes the damage and sits there. It's incredibly strong.
Dragoshi: *Tries to search for a weak spot on it...*
Azure: "Now hold on you two. Demon begin throwing your fireballs again. Concentrate on a single point."
Metal Man (GM): No one weak point.
King Demon continually fireballs a certain spot on the door.
Azure assists KD with a dragon fang fire type blast salvo at the same point as he fires. "When the door finally shows signs of being heated stop immediately. Dragoshi, use your water attack to cool the door. Do you both understand the concept?"
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi Tidal Blast Barrages the same spot the two are striking.*
King Demon: "It may work..."
Dragoshi: "Personally, I'd think Ice Tornado would've worked more effectively, but meh." :/.
Azure: "A frame is only as strong as a single point once there is an imbalance in the structure it will break easily." *continues the repetition, aiding demon with fire and when a point was heated, aided Dragoshi with water as well. Azure has the group repeat this pattern at 3 points on the door, revolving around its center.*
Dragoshi: *Ah, the wonders of well-thought out plan.*
Azure: *once they're done messing with the structure of the door it will be time for the obligatory hit the hell out of it with a really strong hit time!*
Metal Man (GM): After a long while of slowly damaging it, the door shatters into big chunks.
King Demon walks in, sword drawn.
Azure walks in, following everyone.
Dragoshi: *Sword drawn as well...*
Metal Man (GM): Having fully entered, the Questers see a single figure standing in the middle of the debris-strewn ruins.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the figure...*
Metal Man (GM): A massive machine, the source of power for all of the devices that were corrupted, sits in the middle, covered in the mold.
Azure pulls out his dex and points "What is this thing ..."
Metal Man (GM): It makes a loud-pitched screech.
King Demon: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The mold, however, is unusual... if suddenly glows and forms the outline of a person, who then appears, ghost-like, floating over the machine.
???: "Ah... the Questers... I've been waiting for you."
Azure closes the dex "A spirit..."
Dragoshi: "Hmph. And, you are...?"
King Demon: "I doubt it's a spirit, but yeah... Well, we're here!"
???: "I have been summoning your greatest foes, twisting every good power Wolfman gave you into evil... yes... you have willingly abstained from the powers he gave you, but even without you exercising them... I have them. The Fallen Questers were my weapons once."
Dragoshi: *Checks if the crystal reacts to this being...*
Metal Man (GM): It does not.
King Demon: "So the puppetmaster finally shows himself?"
Azure: "And you are? For what purpose have you gone threw all this..."
Dragoshi: "So... The crystal does not react."
???: "I am no puppetmaster; they are all dead." He shows images of Kuja, The Void, Zio, Gerald... Zylcon... "I am simply the gatemaster who let many of them in using your own technology. And this... is the gate they used."
Metal Man (GM): He holds his hands wide open, materializing one of those dark rings Zio used long ago.
???: "Of course, you can go back and live, I won't consider you cowards..."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs as lightning strikes the machine. He reforms as a corporeal being, the lightning flowing to his hands.
Valkyrie: *erm is with the group* ^^;
Metal Man (GM): He's about 6 feet tall, and has long arms. The Questers see his face... he is half human, half machine, with his red left eye lower than his right real eye.
King Demon gets in a defensive stance as the electricity flies.
Azure: "I see now. You're the force that causes this world harm."
Metal Man (GM): He has wild black hair and he wears an all silver cape and boots, with his clothes themselves made of a black material.
Azure: "You and that machine..."
???: "Oh no... no... I'm just that person's gatekeeper. And the bell tolls for theee!"
Metal Man (GM): He makes a dramatic stance. Lightning strikes the way the Questers came in. A tower from above flies down and crashes into that spot. He then gestures with his hands, and all the seats nearby rip out of the stands and fly around the Questers in a maelstrom. The platform the Questers are standing on, a warped Final Destination, detaches from the Stadium itself, which all but the walls and that platform fall down and explode, creating a fiery abyss below.
Valkyrie: "Is this another one of the cultists?" *she glances a bit.*
Azure removes his hood. His eyes glow red. "Well it seems there is no way back. If thats the case then there is only one path to take." his spirit charms begin to float around him as he slips into stance an aura of black energy flowing around him. "Straight through what stands before us."
Leyron: "I believe it is time I told you my name." He holds his right hand out, pointing at the Questers, palm out. "Leyron. So unpleased to meet you."
Dragoshi: *Twirls his sword, then gets into stance.* "...Yep. ...That makes two of us."
Valkyrie: *draws her sword and mutters.* "If you wish death then we shall give it to you... it is not to late to stop this foolishness."
Leyron: "The Destroyer, Kuja, and so many others have paid me to guard this post. Are you really sure you want to fight me?"
King Demon readies his sword to fight.
Leyron: "I see."
Metal Man (GM): He gestures his hands one last time. Black wings appear and he takes out twin pistols, hovering 1 foot off the ground and 3 feet away from the Questers.
Leyron: "They said I wouldn't get a good job after being dispelled from the Ethereal realm... ha ha ha ha... Do you know why they call me Leyron the Fast? No. No you don't. You're Questers. Die."
Metal Man (GM): He flies at Dragoshi and opens fire on him with his pistols. He appears to glide around reality itself.
Dragoshi: .oO(That's stupid. You outspeeded me. SO that would seem obvious And, outspeeding me is somewhat diffi-Oh, screw it.)
Metal Man (GM): He fires like an insane maniac. Agent Smith? Agent Smith can't warp in and out of reality.
Dragoshi: *Survives! Which is more than a good enough reason for Drag to quickly use a Phoenix Down! <_> Anyway, Dragoshi switches out his sword for his machinegun and fires an Indignation shot at Leyron!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi cut it insanely close. Leyron bends backwards and smiles crazily at the shot as it passes him by.
Dragoshi: "...Meh." *And another! Now watch as he predicts a miss.*
Leyron: "Such strange attacks you have. And I thought letting in other-worldly maniacs was fu--" *SMACK.*
Valkyrie: *darts forward 2 feet and then tries to land a hit with Lancer.*
Metal Man (GM): He ducks out of the way.
Leyron: "Oh, so close... well. Maybe." *Rolls some dice mid-air.* "Quantum mechanics. Completely random with them, completely random without them."
Valkyrie: *slides back once on the ground and growls, swiping her hand out and summoning one of her mage souls.* (Absolute Zero)
Metal Man (GM): He dodges out of the way.
King Demon says "Time to cook the bun!" *steps forward one foot, then uses Demonic Charge on the machine.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon hits the machine. He chuckles.
Leyron: "That machine is just here to represent where I am. I'm not actually powered by it."
Dragoshi: "...Same for the mold, I bet?"
Leyron: "I asked you nicely." He points at Dragoshi.
King Demon uses it on Leyron and the machine both.
Metal Man (GM): The machine takes the damage; but it doesn't effect Leyron. He dodges it easily. The machine takes a beating. Not much effect.
Azure advances toward Leyron... For now he makes no other action.
Metal Man (GM): The ground is dull and metallic. The machine is mildly shiny.
King Demon knows what he's gonna do next turn... assuming that he isn't hit.
Janice: "I've got an idea!" Her right hand retracts, and a small barrel pops out of the gauntlet. A small ball of bright blue energy that seems to have a frosty glow to it collects on the tip of the barrel. She then tries to halve the movable area that the boss can move in by creating an ice wall on either side of him with the cryo beam function on her buster.
Metal Man (GM): Janice makes an ice wall around Leyron, reducing his space to dodge in.
Leyron: "You can't hit me, even with this wall behind me. Not that you'll get any time to do that..."
Metal Man (GM): He picks up the entire machine and hurls it at all of the Questers. It explodes, violently.
Leyron: "This thing merely marks where I exist... machinery became obsolete long ago. And now it's time for a blast."
Dragoshi: *Zooms outta the way.*
Valkyrie: *tries to move but fails and yelps.*
Dragoshi: *Anyway, seeing as that got crudely killed, Dragoshi fires off another Indignation shot at the guy.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): He ducks out of the way.
Leyron: "See? Out of sight, I am."
Dragoshi: "...really now?"
Leyron: "Yes, really now."
Metal Man (GM): His voice booms.
Janice: "Man! Talk about needing a breath mint!"
Metal Man (GM): The tower, part of which he crashed into the way out, is about 20 feet away, over the wall.
Leyron: *Cough.* *Cough.* "Ow... you made me use my outside voice..."
Dragoshi: *...Measures how tall the tower is.* "Good."
Metal Man (GM): He broke off the top of it, and it's about 80 feet tall. 100 feet before he broke that piece off.
Dragoshi: "Okay, seeing as how screwed up this place, maybe... The foolish black-winged man with the pistols suddenly got hit by a violent explosion."
Metal Man (GM): He violently shoots Dragoshi. Those words do nothing.
Leyron: "Talk all you want; it makes you an easy target."
Dragoshi: "...Okay. Then I'm just gonna walk over and try something different." *Sneaks off to the tower... Hoo boy.*
Valkyrie: *just tries to Absolute Zero him.* c.c;;
Metal Man (GM): That'd be a hit.
Valkyrie: *Smirks and Summons up Aelia.* "Go now .. show him the power of one with Dragon blood in her Veins!..." *Dreaded Dragona.*
Metal Man (GM): His defense goes down some more.
Valkyrie: "Hmph .. it appears she needs more practice ... no matter." *leaps up, lets her wings appear and launches herself at him.* (lancer) *growls when she misses, landing with a skid.*
King Demon does the only attack he can that has a chance of hitting, 2 sword spins.
Azure guards this turn.
Janice tries to trap him in between the explosions of a pair of hyper cannon blasts.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. Julian would appear.
Julian: *Julian all of a sudden falls out of a hole! Fully healed.*
Julian: "...What the hell?"
Dragoshi: *He was running over to that thar 80 foot tall tower.*
Metal Man (GM): Leyron surveys the battlefield, which is, as said before, a platform floating in the midst of a massive maelstrom of ripped out chairs. The corrupted Final Destination in the center of this stadium in this realm. It's about 20 feet out, though.
Julian: "...The fuck is going on?"
Azure: "..." looks at Dragoshi..like they are the only ones here. Then turns his attention back to Leyron.
Metal Man (GM): It's a piece of the top of the tower he chucked in the way. It's a pile of debris. Then there's the Questers' foe, Leyron. He's about 6 feet tall, and has long arms.
Leyron: "Oh, I know what is going on... I am the gatekeeper for The Destroyer, and you seek to purify the melee items."
Alexia: *Battle stances, kids.*
Leyron: "But, even with this ice wall behind me... you cannot stop me!"
Julian: "... See, THIS is why I asked Metal for a pay raise. 10k don't cut it for shit like this." *Ready...*
Metal Man (GM): It's a 1 foot behind Leyron, and slowing him down.
Leyron: "You won't live to collect your paycheck... I've been at this for a very long time. Nobody's been able to stop me, and you won't be the first."
Alexia: "Why can't you just let us through?"
Leyron: "Let you through? To where?" He points. "I thought you wanted to discard the evil of this realm. If it is to another realm you wish to go, I simply charge a thousand coin fee."
Metal Man (GM): He is specifically the one who tainted the melee items.
Leyron: "It is time that I take out this trash..." He shakes his head and glows, holding his hands out.
Metal Man (GM): All of the chairs all around the Questers suddenly fly inwards, threatening everyone. He then fires a supercharged beam of lightning at Azure. *BLAM* Next, he hurls a large bench at Julian.
Alexia manages to dodge the flying chairs of doom.
Metal Man (GM): He fires a bolt of lightning at Dragoshi.
Julian: *Retroactivly BENCH"D."
Dragoshi: *Damn. Anyways... Dragoshi shoots at Leyron with an Indignation shot.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi follows up with a Tidal Blast Barrage!*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed, two hits.
Julian: *Julian... dexes.*
Dex: "...!#$)!$#RQTIGRWNHWO!#%)WD($!NBEEP... DING!"
Dex: "Level: 300. HP: 106/1575. Stat Points used: 120/120. STR: 30. END: 30. SPD: 30. MNT: 30. TP: 9. AC: 40. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +30. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +12. To-hit Bonus: +15. Movement Rate: 15. Turn Order Check: d20+30. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+30. Knockback Resistance: 3. Skill Check Bonus: 7."
Dex: "Error... beep... unknown interdimensional entity which has been allowing in evil to this realm. Extremely powerful; approach with caution. Possesses deadly attacks. End of entry."
Julian: "...'Least we got that out of the way." *Julian packs away Dex... then checks out the battlefield. Checks out this so-called tower,*
Metal Man (GM): There's a now 80 foot tower nearby. However, before it, a cloud of flying chairs and a crashed top piece of the tower blocks access.
Julian: *Checks out the cloud.*
Metal Man (GM): It's about a 5-foot thick whirling mass.
Julian: *Checks if he could fly around it.*
Metal Man (GM): No, as it is a dome all around the Questers.
Azure finally has enough energy. He slips from his defense stance to his all out dominant one gathering large amounts of energy. This battle field and that had been used against them would now become his own weapon. His spirit charms began to glow resonating with the gathering of force. Azure draws his hands to his sides causing the swirling energy to meet at his hands. He raises them up his eyes give of a purple flare as a demon rises from his aura as well as a wolf in illusory which quickly disappear. He clasps his hands together shooting the energy off. It rockets from his hands causing a slightly shockwave before disappearing and reappearing just before Leyron with all its force in tow. And hopefully something extra! -Full On Agressive Attack SlipStream Blast -Area Empathy-
Metal Man (GM): Actually, that does hit. Ice wall behind him. He takes more damage from his own debris field.
Leyron: "Guh... what the? You're some sort of Super-monk, aren't you? Well, I'll take care of that!"
Metal Man (GM): Leyron strafes the battlefield with more extremely powerful lightning bolts, hurling one per combatant.
Azure is hit regardless.
Dragoshi: *And what a surprise. They all auto-hit.* >_>;;
Metal Man (GM): Then he causes another Debris field enclosure.
Azure is KOed by the debris. He revives. He holds his body a little .oO(I see... that's my advantage.)He raises his hand and gathers more energy and fires it off though its much smaller in comparison. -Slipstream Blast-
Metal Man (GM): Hit! (Barely)
Julian: *Alright, this guy's gonna be hard to hit... So HAYMAKERHAYMAKERHAYMAKERHAYMAKER.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss miss.
Julian: *MUG.* *BOOYAH.* *Julian steals a random body part of Leyron!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian steals from him a key. He reaches out for it angrily.
Leyron: "Don't use that! You don't know what it'll do!"
Azure: "A gatekeeper has lost his key."
Julian: *Julian quickly pockets said key as he kicks Leyron while he's down, aaaand... WEAPON.* *KNIFE HILT. IT GOES IN YOUR HEAD >:O* *BOOYAH AGAIN.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian then backs the fuck up away from Leyron so he can't get that key back, and...*
Metal Man (GM): He's knocked back 3 feet. He is now 5 feet away. Leyron floats back to where he was before.
Leyron: "You don't want to know why I was here... you should give up now!" He raises his fist and fires a blast of energy at the ground.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM* It engulfs the arena.
Azure spins his spirit charms around, forming an X cross energy barrier with them.
Leyron: "The darkness beyond will destroy you... you should not toy with fate."
Azure: "I've been doing that for awhile now. Tempting fates has become more of a pastime."
Leyron: "There is nothing past this darkness, I assure you... but death. The Destroyer assigned me to this warp for a very specific reason..."
Dragoshi: *Revived, zooms in front of Azure, and cricks his neck.*
Azure: "Are you going to continue being cryptic or will we continue this fighting with no real answer from either side truly being defined?"
Leyron: "The only answer is your doom." He points at the sky; the Questers see five points there. "Those five, although they let more in than the true shield, block out an even greater foe than the Destroyer."
Azure: -.- *even a monk grows tired of people that don't listen to reason. The universe was in a vast supply of them here and with Fenrir and Diabolus as the current dominant avatars in him his patience was running thin. But at least he is talking.*
Azure: "And that foe is? Remember we have your key and may use it as we wish."
Leyron: "Its name is unspeakable. We ourselves cannot allow knowledge of the being itself, for it grows on being known. Our seals have been steadily breaking... In truth, Kuja himself probably fled here to escape this being."
Dragoshi: "...Seals? Such as...?' *"
Leyron: "The Five points of darkness up there. There used to be twenty-five. Lumis broke several, Charles broke some more, and of course we let Lord Kuja through willingly."
Leyron: "Each point was just additional reinforcement. Normally, only one or two die in the lifetime of a gatekeeper like me. Whatever it is on the other side wants in very badly, and it probably won't stop until all of them are broken... I suspect you may be aligned with this being."
Azure: "I assure you we are not."
Leyron: "But if you defeat me, the seals will break. That is the only way to untarnish and restore your precious Melee items. You have a choice; I could fight you full on, but in reality, if you must break this seal, you may as well beat me down, so that whatever this is won't kill me first."
Azure looks around "We should contact our allies about this matter before we proceed further." he looks to Leyron "Unless you wish to continue fighting right now with both your demise and something under your protection failing."
Leyron: "I have not much to lose. I can just flee this realm if it is catastrophically destroyed..." He bites his lip a little. "...But that thing could also spread to my home realm."
Julian: "...I still got no idea what the hell is going on. We beatin' on this guy or what?"
Dex: "Atmospheric instability is increasing at an exponential rate."
Azure tries to contact Metal if thats even possible.
Metal Man (GM): Azure opens a dex screen. Metal appears on it.
Azure: "Consider the current situation a temporary hold Julian."
Metal Man: "Looks like you've almost succeeded... the items appear to be... miraculously reviving?"
Azure explains the situation to him.
Metal Man: "...That is very bad... ...I'd even consider reversing our---"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see up in the sky. The five stars shake violently. Leyron clutches his chest.
Azure: "..." *gets a crazy idea and starts healing Leyron!* >.>
Leyron: "Urgh... I just knew it... he'd attack the minute you weakened me-------" Seconds before he would keel over and die, Azure begins to heal him?
Dragoshi: *Helps Azure by giving Leyron an Ultra Shroom. <_>*
Metal Man (GM): He stands there, dumbfounded. However, Azure would feel the energy increasing. Without Dragoshi and Julian's full help, mentally/magically, even that healing wouldn't stop whatever was on the other side.
Azure nods as he understands the link between Leyron and the shield. If he can be kept alive the seal will hold.
Dragoshi: *Would try to help Azure mentally... Somehow. How would he help? Channel his own latent magical powers into Azure's healing powers?* >_>;;
Azure: "I cannot keep this up. My intentions still remain true but even I have limits." his spirit charms float around Leyron becoming there own sort of seal against the breaking one.
Metal Man (GM): The link statics a bit, but it seems to be... holding firm?
Dragoshi: *HOW PREDICTABLE.*
Julian: *Julian... helps?*
Glyph: [Hop] (Comms) "Guys! Do you need help?"
Metal Man (GM): Azure and Dragoshi are overpowered.
Dragoshi: (Comms) "YES!"
Glyph: [Hop] "Metal! Warp me in!"
Metal Man (GM): It is Julian's last-ditch effort which counters the energy.
Metal Man: "We don't have power to do tha---" *FLASH* The stars hold, Leyron standing... barely.
Leyron: "That was a close one. I didn't expect you to last against me originally, but the... thing... probably expected me to get cocky."
Julian: "...Holy shit, how'd I do that?"
Leyron: "It... seems so. The others lost their concentration quickly."
Dragoshi: "...With half the crap that happened, that's to be expected."
Metal Man (GM): He drops the spinning furniture and then strengthens the stadium to serve as a bigger seal to the stars.
Azure holds his chest a little, standing up.
Leyron: "I'm... sorry it had to come to that. Had that being not been behind there, I would have fought further, but..." He simply stands. "You'll just have to kill me another time." He chuckles.
Metal Man: "Hmmmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Just as the Questers are all confused, guess who appears on the link?
Azure: "You should consider the situation fortunate. Had you not spoken up. I would not have figured out a resolution to your almost untimely demise."
Dragoshi: *Godzilla? Metal? Master Hand?*
Azure looks at his dex.
Professor Oak: "Ah! It is elementary, I have been researching this situation."
Dragoshi: *Oh, right. Oak.*
Julian: "...Hey Oak. You got any idea what's goin' on?"
Professor Oak: "...You were quite quick, I applaud you at that. Had you failed, something mentioned to have destroyed entire galaxies years ago would have invaded. ...Ever wonder why humans were mostly alone in the universe?"
Dragoshi: "...Phew. Glad we dodged that bull-...Yea, I suppose so."
Julian: "No. But then 'gain that ain't 'xactly the kinda stuff I ponder about."
Professor Oak: "..." He gives you a knowing smirk. "Before they existed, the Precursors, who you know as Mobians, did. As did some others. Lizardmen are one of the few survivors of that era, but what happened sort of set them back a thousand plus years..."
Dragoshi: .oO(Then again, I always wondered why I had the weirdest luck sometimes)
Azure: "It's times like this I'm glad my homeworld exists in dimension alongside this one."
Professor Oak: "Some ancient Lizardmen texts, show, however, a being descended from the sky and destroyed planets, people, and other things wholesale. It doesn't say if there was a limit to its extent, but it came from outside their dimensions and destroyed most sentient life. I can't seem to tell who or what it is. Astonishingly, it resembles a human in some ways. The seal on this realm which was modified by Kuja apparently was what kept Earth from being destroyed by this being. However, Kuja's intent was obviously to control the gate himself."
Azure takes this time to start to slowly heal his allies of there damage. He then moves to finish healing Leyron hoping that he wasn't a two-bit bad guy.
Professor Oak: "I get the feeling his cannon was to overpower it, but I cannot be sure... his cannon had hundreds of purposes. After all, who wouldn't want to destroy barriers between dimensions and warp through time and space freely? Not to mention erase objects and people from a certain time onwards."
Glyph: [Hop] "I can do that!" *Hop holds up the Tome of Sardis Mongul.*
Professor Oak: "...Sure you can. Anyway, just get home in one piece, we'll deal with this... is that what I think it is?" He looks at it. "This could be useful."
Metal Man (GM): A warp home appears. Leyron sits down, exhausted.
Glyph: [Hop] "Professor Oak, sir, I may need your help with this book to do something..."
Dragoshi: "...Hey, I called rea-Oh, wait. Azure called for reading it ne-...Ah, sod it."
Glyph: [Hop] "Something I've been trying to do for a long time."
Metal Man (GM): Mission Accomplished.
Azure: "Leyron, when we came here there was a seal placed on a gate to the north. I removed it. What lays in that area?"
Julian: "...Hey, Leyron, what's this key do anyway?" *Julian holds it up.*
Leyron: "A flick of the wrist and a few words, and you open the gate."
Azure: *CAN BE USEFUL ^^ When he is around.*
Aetos: *Sniffs, sitting at the trial room, reading the Tome of the X-Zone... or whatever it was called exactly.*
Julian: "What, with the key?"
Julian: "K... What gate?"
Leyron: "You have earned it from me if you wish to keep it, but if even one bad person gets it, the entire universe could be at stake."
Metal Man (GM): He points at the five stars.
Leyron: "The gate you unsealed, monk? Probably just a door-gate. I put them up to block out trivial invaders."
Azure: "I see."
Julian: "What's in the tower you blocked with all those chairs an' shit?"
Metal Man (GM): Leyron moves them out of the way.
Leyron: "The way out and the commentator's box... what's left of it. Of course, you get a pretty warp."
Azure: "I assume he wanted the way in blocked off. As we forced our way in."
Julian: "Makes sense..."
Leyron: "I hope more things make sense. We don't want to accidentally let that... thing... in..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. 'Cause that'd be... Horrible. ...right?"
Julian: "I'll put this key in our vault. Best defenses in the galaxy, ain't no way it's gettin' taken." *invokes Murphy's Law.* *Pockets said key again.*
Azure nods. "It is a good thing you where able to at least begin to speak about the situation. Had you not the fight would have continued in there usual manner. As most of our enemies don't like to explain themselves."
Dragoshi: "...Yeaaaa. And you can probably see how that gets insanely annoying sometimes."
Julian: "Yeah, like Cream. That was fucked up."
Metal Man (GM): Leyron shakes his head.
Julian: "'RARGH I'M GONNA ATTACK YOU!' 'Why the hell you doin' this?' 'RAGH ATTACK RARGH!'."
Leyron: "If that ever happens again, I will personally destroy the people making the warps into here. Or, if I'm fickle, I could cause the... unspeakable horror... to go there instead."
Julian: "You can send the horror at Charles?"
Dragoshi: "..." >_>;;
Leyron: "If he opens a portal here, I can connect it to that portal, and... well. Opening that up... The Horror would be re-routed to his realm. From what I've read, it'd probably destroy all sentient life and anything else it got its hands on."
Julian: "...Man, you gotta do that."
Leyron: "It relies on him creating a warp and you catching it; therefore I'd need your help. As, unless he's suicidal, he wouldn't connect a warp to Kuja's gate. At best that'd let the other multiverses and other versions of Kuja in, at worse it'd cause his realm to explode like we speak of here."
Julian: *Comms to base.* "Yo, Oak, can you like, monitor Charles' dimension so we know when he sets up a warp to here?"
Professor Oak: "In a limited fashion, yes."
Julian: "Make it happen. We're gettin' that bastard an' playin' by his rules at the same time."
Glyph: [Hop] (Comms) "Wait!"
Azure: "Hold on..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Let's not do that..."
Azure: "Would the seal holding it from moving...-here- be in place on the same way from that dimension?"
Glyph: [Hop] "That's what I got the book for."
Julian: "What? Either Charles Dies or It Dies. I'm thinkin' win-win here."
Glyph: [Hop] "Or we could rewrite history."
Azure: "Or Charles dies and it simply moves to our dimension and then everything dies. Your win win dies."
Dragoshi: "...Hop. One problem."
Glyph: [Hop] "What?"
Dragoshi: "What if we re-write something that's supposed to happen?"
Julian: "So we find out a way to keep it there."
Glyph: [Hop] "No. We won't."
Leyron: "That is an issue... it'd be harder to hold in Charles' dimension. Outside dimension portals are much harder to make than inter-dimension ones."
Glyph: [Hop] "I know we won't. We'll just have to be careful not to..."
Azure: "For now lets explore... other options..that don't involve using an enigmatic all destroying force to serve our own needs. Ever notice how that doesn't work out for our enemies?"
Julian: "Keep it on the backburner."
Metal Man (GM): The warp out is open.
Julian: "For now, let's get the hell outta here. I got a BLT with my name all over it." *Julian heads into the warp.*
Glyph: [Hop] "I'll have to talk to Dr. Robotnik about giving him the book back tomorrow..."
Metal Man (GM): As for the things you just heard of? You'll have to find out what those are...
Julian: *LEVEL UP.*
Azure: *still rests at 80.*