Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 369: Holo Gloves
Date: June 1st & 2nd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Hop is on the Seeker. He's finished reading the book. The Questers are there, too, but it is not mission time yet.
Glyph: *Hop would attempt to send Dr. Robotnik a thank you-email detailing how he is very sorry if he spontaneously combusts today and he never manages to send back the book.* "And then... to action!" *Hop then checks his book to see the best possible route to Charles' dimension.*
Metal Man (GM): The book doesn't say. Looks like Hop will have to ask somebody first.
Glyph: *Hop would first go find Metal.*
Metal Man (GM): He looks for Metal. After passing the cafeteria, he sees Metal at his desk. He appears to be re-wiring his office. Again.
Glyph: [Hop] "Metal! Help me find Charles Dimension and go back in time!"
Metal Man: "...Not now, busy." *Connects two wires together.* *ZAP* "Ow!"
Glyph: [Hop] "But! But! But!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm..." *Connects two different wires together; lights disco-flicker.* "No... that's wrong too..."
Glyph: [Hop] "Metaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal..."
Metal Man: "What about..." *He connects another two wires together and a television turns on.* "There. That's the right one." *sits at his desk as if Hop doesn't exist.* "Dum de dum... part 2... replace ceiling lamp with chandelier." *gets out a hack saw and stands on top of his desk.*
Glyph: *Hop dejectedly wanders away to the bridge to go talk to Dr. Robotnik.*
SIMBER: "May I help you?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh! Yes, sir. I would like to go to Charles Dimension... and if you can't, connect me to Dr. Robotnik. 'cause he'd probably know."
SIMBER: "..." He raises an eyebrow. "But I know where that dimension is. Dr. Robotnik would probably rather ask for the book."
Glyph: [Hop] "Okay!"
Metal Man (GM): He generates a holographic image of the universe.
Glyph: [Hop] "Tell me where Charles Dimension is Mr. SIMBER."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a large circular universe with a fireball at the center as 'Nintendus' Then he flips the X and Y coordinates. Suddenly, you see Charles' universe instead.
SIMBER: "It is a mirror universe. Reverse whatever polarity you would use in aiming for this universe."
Metal Man (GM): The book does speak of a polarity; one word goes for 'The current universe'. Apparently he means a mirrored version of that word.
Glyph: *Hop flips open the book and looks up the polarity word as casually as if he were looking up a phone number in his address book.* [Hop] "Polarity... P... is there an index?"
SIMBER: "Not exactly. We only know that polarity due to Ivo Robotnik's work."
Glyph: [Hop] "So we do want to talk to Dr. Robotnik."
SIMBER: "There are very few known dimensions." He flips through several different views; none appear other than Charles', the current one, and the X-zone. "But you only need the polarity to aim an effect at that realm. Unless you cannot say the word Lllessic mirrored?"
Glyph: *Hop punches the air enthusiastically.* "Yes! I can do that! Cisselll!"
SIMBER: "That's backwards. You must say _|ll933i)."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh. I can... er... Leeties! KD, sir! Are you good at incantations? I need your help pronouncing this... but don't say it out loud or you might teleports."
SIMBER: "Close. It is pronounced more like Elleheeieec."
Glyph: [Hop] "Oh. Nevermind~! Elleheeieec!"
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens.
SIMBER: "You're forgetting the rest of the spell. That's merely the Solarian name for his realm. I think it must mean something similar to hell."
Glyph: *Hop Er... oh, right. Hop checks his book once again and would recite the incantation right this time.*
Metal Man (GM): Hop recites it. The lights flicker, and a brilliant light glows from the book. A clock is shown, which then goes backwards. A portal opens to Charles' realm and it flies in... ... ... ...Only for a giant beam of energy to incinerate it and burn Hop black in the process.
Glyph: [Hop] "Whaaaaaaat?!"
Metal Man (GM): The portal then explodes.
SIMBER: "Hm. It says here you either need to be in the realm or it needs to have nobody on guard to work."
Glyph: *Hop coughs smoke.*
SIMBER: "Considering that whoever was on the side was waiting for anyone to try to enter, I think he countered it."
Glyph: *Hop rubs the soot out of his eyes and reaches for the book again.*
King Demon stands against the wall listening quietly to Hop and SIMBER.
Metal Man (GM): Metal walks in, a light fixture stuck on his head.
Metal Man: "I swore I wouldn't change that, but then the light bulb broke! Stupid fixture... Er... wait a minute... there was some big beam of energy in here, wasn't there?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Metal sir! I need to... go... to Charles... place. Yes. And turn back time!" *Hop hops up and down.*
Metal Man: "You can't just do that... he'll just do it again. I have a more permanent solution." *takes out his gun.*
King Demon waves his hand, moving the smoke away from him.
Metal Man: "And... we should be starting the mission soon. Unless you have another spell to use?"
King Demon: "You might want to be more careful with your spells Hop."
Glyph: [Hop] "Um... I could use them all. At once."
Metal Man: "That'd create a brilliant ray of... ...probably a beam of light like a flashlight."
Alexia peers into the bridge. "I smell smoke. Is everything okay?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Yes! And we'll have one beam hit the other... fight flashlight with flashlight! Hello Miss Alexia!"
Metal Man: "...Well, you can try that... er... later." He sits in his chair.
Glyph: [Hop] "Aw."
Alexia: "Hiya, Hop. Did you set something on fire or something?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Only a dimensional portal this time."
Alexia walks in with the others.
Glyph: [Hop] "I will fix Charles Dimension though! I will!"
Darkdata enters also, "I have the feeling of impending doom, also, why does Metal have a saw?"
Metal Man: "Oh. I was just fixing a light fixture." *Tosses it behind him.*
Metal Man: "Whoops!"
Dragoshi: *Pops up from the shadows 'cause he's weird like that.*
Glyph: [Hop] "Hey SIMBER, while they're doing their mission thing, can you contact Charles and ask him if I can enter and turn back time? Oh, and to stop killing people? That would be nice too."
SIMBER: "I have talked to Charles, in various ways, about 3930128 times."
Alexia: "...Oddly enough, that reminds me of something." *heads over to Oak.*
Dragoshi: "...Hop, that's inane."
SIMBER: "Every time, he has reaffirmed he wants to kill everyone. I believe he is best sealed off from our realm like The Terror I just heard about."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak rubs his elbow nearby.
Oak: "Yes, Alexia?"
Glyph: [Hop] "Well, if Leviathan were here, he would ask Charles if he wanted to kill everyone multiple times using the time travel... I'm glad he's not."
Alexia: "Are you still selling some of those Pokeballs?"
Oak: "M... not at the moment. I'm experimenting with them."
King Demon: "Why do you want to go back in time anyway Hop? Nothing good ever came from someone wanting to do that, you know..."
Alexia heads back dejectedly.
Azure idly passes by the bridge brought by the noise.
Metal Man: "Okay... now... for the mission." *sits down and looks at a number of things.*
Alexia: "Ready and listening, sir!"
Metal Man: "Ferran no longer poses an important goal, yet Nintendus is peaceful. Therefore, I have instead looked for objectives involving our most recent issue: That hole in the universe."
Alexia: "...The universe is broken?"
Metal Man: "...The hole has been there ever since the Oddworld inhabitants crossed over many years ago. Wolfman himself has written about it. It leads to another one. Unfortunately, some horrific all-destroying being wants in now, and it's apparently been breaking over time. So, to put it simply, we have a wall keeping out evil, and it's being crumbled from the other side. Now, in this situation, what would you do?"
Alexia: "...Repair and strengthen the wall?"
Dragoshi: "Try and figure out how to reinforce the wall from that side without actually entering it?"
Alexia: "While simultaneously launching an attack at the foe?"
Metal Man: "Pretty much. Although an attack in this case is impossible."
King Demon: "Try to get the evil back from the wall."
Metal Man: "We've located something which can do what we need, but it's going to be a bit difficult..."
King Demon: "A bit!?"
Metal Man: "Long, long ago. You remember the realm we went to, right? Seems those purple things you broke were what contaminated these."
Alexia: "...Could you be more specific?"
Metal Man: "..." *takes out a Polaroid photo of the floating corrupted stadium-world with the mold and the purple seals on it.*
Alexia: "..." *sweatdrop.* "Sorry, sir..."
Metal Man shows it on a projector and then, like Madden, circles the purple discs blocking doors. One of which was already broken by Demon's fist.
Metal Man: "He broke those. And this happened." *takes out... the Fighter Remote? The Transformer? The Doubler?* "These are fixed. No evil. The Void doesn't control them. In fact, they work for real now."
Dragoshi: "...What the heck...?"
Metal Man: "I'll return them to Nintendus. But what this means is something else."
Alexia: "Do we get to try them out?"
Dragoshi: "Go on..."
Metal Man: "...Not at the current, I must take them there to get the old information back to them. ...The Stadium was originally built with a backup plan. That plan was used when it was first destroyed. And again when Kuja destroyed it. There was a third thing, intended to be used in the event of Wolfman's death... Wolfman, as you notice, has probably left for his own realm, or running a taxi somewhere now. It was kept secret for many years, but in case of a Stadium-destroying emergency, would grant the power needed to finish one's foes once and for all."
Metal Man: "The writing is on the wall; we have always been under attack everywhere we go. The Stadium on Nintendus is only safe because we left it. Someone or something has always been chasing us... be it Kuja, The Void, or so forth. This is, of course, also on Nintendus... Now... I have researched it. The basement of HQ has always had absolutely insane security. Charles, for all his problems, suspected something beneath HQ. E Li Three's place was built in storage deep down, deeper than I expected. There's something down there, and I want you guys to find it. We must unearth Wolfman's legacy if we are to end this vicious chain of combat. Of course, it may be guarded. Only a scant few original Questers remain, and it was made at the origination of the Stadium. So watch yourselves."
Metal Man (GM): *A warp opens.*
Alexia enters the warp.
Dragoshi: "...Understood." *Enters the warp.*
Darkdata: "Yes, Metal" *Enters the warp.
King Demon enters the warp.
Metal Man (GM): The warp, interestingly enough, is just to the other Big Room. It's a bit dusty, but tellingly, the cabinet to the stairs down has been left open. The damage from that last event was repaired.
Dragoshi: *Walks on over to that...*
Alexia follows the others, looking around. "Guess nobody else has had the courage to come in here..."
Darkdata follows slowly, taking everything in. "Yeah, except the clean-up crew."
SIMBER: "Actually, I just repaired it with my machines as usual."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would see the wood-paneled walls; linoleum floors... the marble table... And the cabinet, which is dark and dank, and has concrete steps that lead downwards.
Dragoshi: *Down the steps we walk...*
Alexia starts heading down the stairs.
Darkdata follows them carefully, being careful not to trip.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down, and down, and past the first basement level; a perfectly empty concrete space. That was once the storage room for a replacement Stadium or two's worth of supplies. It's been used up.
Alexia continues going down.
Darkdata takes a quick peek in, then continues down.
King Demon does so as well.
Dragoshi: *Continuing down...*
Metal Man (GM): DD and King see just an empty room. The Questers continue down, and reach a closed wooden door. It's now mostly dirt this far down.
Alexia tries to open the door. She checks if it is locked.
Dragoshi: *Further down we go... Wheee.*
Darkdata: "Yeah... I am going to get some air."
King Demon looks around.
Metal Man (GM): It's locked.
King Demon: "I always thought there was a level below this one..."
Metal Man (GM): Not by much; it's a flimsy old lock.
Alexia: "Okay, who wants to kick the door down?"
King Demon kicks the door down.
Alexia steps back.
Metal Man (GM): It flies off... another empty room. There's a desk chair and two gum wrappers on the floor. The steps don't go any further down, either.
Darkdata: "Hmm? A hidden passage? Maybe I should look around..."
Dragoshi: *Searches for hidden passages.*
King Demon looks around as well.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers look around a lot. They find nothing. Then Demon steps into the center of the room. Conveniently, a strange glow appears on the floor. Then...
King Demon looks at the glow confused.
Metal Man (GM): Four sliding doors open in the corners.
Dragoshi: "...I believe that's our passage."
Alexia: "...Uh, which one?"
Dragoshi: "...Passages, apparently."
Metal Man (GM): They're... hologram projectors.
King Demon: "Heh, KNEW there was more to this area..."
Metal Man (GM): They scan Demon, and then a hologram appears.
Wolfman: "If you are here, then I clearly am not. What have you come for?"
Darkdata: "Dex, play back what Metal wants."
Alexia: "The thing that's been buried under here all this time..."
King Demon takes out Dex to replay what Metal had asked us to get.
Dex: "Unknown command. ...Mission objectives? That would be: Wolfman contingency device."
King Demon: "We seek the... 'Wolfman contingency device.'"
Wolfman: "I didn't know Smash Dexes spoke like that. Has Oak been working on them?"
King Demon shrugs.
Wolfman: "I made the device in case I died, so I wouldn't want to grant you access without a good enough reason for it. What is that?"
Alexia: "The universe is broken? ...Even more so than usual."
Darkdata: "To end the chain of destroying the enemy, enemy coming back, destroying X, redestroying the enemy... etc..."
King Demon: "There is an evil force from another dimension seeking to enter this universe through a tear. Your device is the only thing capable of stopping this."
Wolfman: "The universe... broken? Oh... that... and... the tear again? This is all very confusing. I thought the Questers were supposed to defend the Stadium."
King Demon: "We are, but we are also defending more now. Things have changed a lot since you left, and unfortunately, I don't understand all of it myself."
Wolfman: "I think I know your problem, and it may just be interfering in things you weren't meant to."
King Demon: "It is possible."
Wolfman: "Ultimately, the Questers were supposed to defend the Stadium." He taps the walls. "It is still here." He shrugs. "Could you say it a bit simpler? Perhaps how it threatens the Stadium? I want to help, but I can't use the final reserve for non-Stadium issues."
King Demon: "The threat is to everything, including the Stadium."
Dragoshi: "Oh, that? Simple. If said threat gets loose. It annihilates EVERYTHING. Stadium included."
King Demon: "So yes, the Stadium is being threatened."
Darkdata: "... erm." *blink blink.* "See above."
Alexia: "...And they just said it for me."
Wolfman: "Yes... but... I know the device. And it's sort of limited in effect."
King Demon: "Limited how?"
Wolfman: "Are you sure you want it? It's... a bit hard to get. I didn't want Ganondorf to steal it."
Alexia: "We'll need all the help we can get..."
Wolfman: "It cannot save the entire universe. For all we knew when it was made, there was only Nintendus."
Darkdata: "Ganondorf, is kinda... dead." >_>
King Demon: "What exactly does this device do?"
Wolfman: "And even that, we didn't give a name. It was just the Mushroom Kingdom."
Dragoshi: "Yep. Oh, so very dead..."
King Demon: "Ganondorf is gone. Worse evils are now threatening the Stadium, and Nintendus in general."
Wolfman: "Odd... but... the device is self-limiting, so if you misuse it, it just won't work, either way. You are aware it is... guarded, right?"
King Demon: "We thought as much, yes."
Alexia: "I'd be surprised if it wasn't."
King Demon: "I assume the guards won't be able to tell us from the evils you sought to protect it from."
Wolfman: "Then I shall open it. But you must use it wisely, or it'll not work. And... yews. I couldn't risk the Slytock Clones stealing it."
King Demon: "Great... what are the guards?"
Wolfman: "Holograms of the Smashers. All we had at the time."
King Demon: "The smashers... great... Well, since we need the item, I guess we'll have to face them."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman nods and soon a massive staircase appears in the middle of the room.
King Demon bows to Wolf. "Thank you, old friend."
Alexia runs down the stairs excitedly.
Dragoshi: *Bows, then moseys on along to the stairs.*
King Demon proceeds down the steps.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers soon reach... odd.
Darkdata: "Thank you Wolfie." *Goes to the steps."
Metal Man (GM): This is just like the Stadium was in the old days. Wooden floors, exposed rafters on the ceiling... Decidedly 90's-ish.
Darkdata: "Yeah... this would be so broken to bits if used today..."
Alexia: "...I don't really care for it."
Metal Man (GM): Now, of interest: For every fighter in the original stadium, there is a plaque. A massive sign is above them. 'This space is dedicated to the brave fighters of the Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament.'
King Demon looks around at the room. "Wow, now THIS brings back memories!"
Dragoshi: "...Nice place."
Metal Man (GM): The room is a spacious room, containing precious objects. Indeed, displays of old items, and the old holo-projectors. Pictures of old matches, too. Most specifically, though, it has a locked vault door under a set of pictures of the old staff.
Alexia: "Ah-HA!" *heads over to the vault door.*
King Demon looks at the vault and the people on the picture, trying to remember all of their names.
Metal Man (GM): It has a label on it too.
Dragoshi: *Reads label.*
Label: 'To only be used in the most dire, horrible, deadly emergency.'
Metal Man (GM): It has a puzzle on it, too.
Darkdata: "Needs more describing words."
Alexia tries to open the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The handle is blocked by a bar made of a purple material.
Alexia stops and looks over at the puzzle.
King Demon: "Not this AGAIN!" *smacks the purple bar.*
Metal Man (GM): It bends, then bends back. Demon must be on the right track.
King Demon grabs the bar and pulls on it.
Metal Man (GM): A purple bar which won't budge... at least, not easily. It stretches a bit, then snaps back.
Darkdata: "Just hit it, hard. Over and over again."
Alexia gives the bar a hard kick.
King Demon: "Great, a rubber band purple bar!" *takes out his sword and slices at the bar.*
Alexia: *quickly pulls her foot back to avoid losing a toe.*
King Demon: "Sorry..."
Alexia: "Just give me a little warning next time, okay?"
Metal Man (GM): The bar bends again... ...the bar is cut in two from the sword.
Alexia grins. "No harm done, though."
Metal Man (GM): The words 'Dolphin Slash' appear over it.
King Demon: "Heh, go figure..." *opens the door.*
Metal Man (GM): It's rusty;
Dragoshi: *Will try if Demon fails. >_>*
King Demon: "..."
Darkdata: "Let me try."
Metal Man (GM): *Flip.* *Crack.* After a lot of pulling, it opens.
Alexia looks inside.
King Demon walks into the vault.
Alexia then heads into the vault.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk on down, and they see... ... ... Wolfman was definitely hiding something down here. Well, not hiding. Saving. And it isn't any chocolate milk (Although there is some in a refrigerator nearby...) A massive holo-room. The largest ever built. And two pairs of gloves, blocked by a force field.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman appears again. The ceiling is easily 100 feet or taller.
Wolfman: "I don't have any real challenges for you, but for general safety a crack team of fighting holograms defend these." He picks up the gloves, walking through the barrier. "If you are real Questers, you will probably beat them. If you are fake... well... you just don't get the gloves. These gloves contain all the melee moves. The programming to the very heart of this organization. And, naturally, a link to the power of Master Hand that makes it all possible."
King Demon: "Looks like we found our security guards..."
Wolfman: "If you have these, then you have the power to... seal whatever that is... should you wish... or... even go back home. You could also re-initiate all of yourselves and regain your past powers. It is... even so powerful..." He looks, knowingly. "That you can revive dead Questers and Smashers."
King Demon perks up. "Now THAT could be a useful thing!"
Wolfman: "Now... it'll take a moment for them to appear... anything you need to know?"
King Demon: "We fight ALL of them?"
Wolfman: "No, no. That would be overkill. Then only someone like Kuja would be able to get it. Simply those best attuned to fighting you as you are."
King Demon: "So... which ones do we have to fight?"
Julian: *An emergency warp portal opens on one side of the field/arena/room, and out steps Julian! Hooray!* "Yo, sorry I'm late, had some business to take care of... Metal told me we're lookin' after some device, right?"
King Demon: "Yeah... Say hi to Wolf." *points to the hologram.*
Wolfman: "That's a silly request. If you are talking to me, it is unlikely he will return."
Julian: "...So what're we doin'?"
Leo: *Walks over to everyone.*
King Demon: "Actually, I was referring TO you, but still..."
Leo: "Hello, what's going on?"
Wolfman: "You must battle several polygonal past Smashers to obtain these gloves which you say need to... save the universe?"
King Demon: "Gonna fight some of the original members of the Stadium for the gloves that Wolf's hologram is holding, I guess..."
King Demon: "That is correct!"
Julian: "We're fighting Smashers? Too easy, all they got is 4 moves."
King Demon smacks Julian. "You don't want him to make it TOUGHER do you?"
Wolfman: "I will make no guarantees as to difficulty..."
Julian: *KD is immediately backhanded across the room.*
Metal Man (GM): He sees Julian do that.
King Demon: *OUCH!*
Leo: "Damn it Julian, knock it off."
Wolfman: "...That isn't a very Quester-like thing to do..."
Julian: "What? He started it."
Dragoshi: "...Don't mind them."
Wolfman: "You do not respond to speech with violence."
Julian: "He hit me first. All I'm sayin'."
Darkdata: "If only that worked Wolfie..."
Dragoshi: "...He didn't even land a-...Oh, flux it."
Wolfman: "That is... the same reasoning of Ganondorf. And Skyhigh, but he was banished."
King Demon gets up and starts to charge a fireball for a second, before realizing it probably isn't that good of an idea considering whats about to happen.
Wolfman: "Still, I am a hologram, so I shall let the smashers judge for me."
Julian: "Look, if you don't want trouble, don't start it. He did, he got trouble. ."
Wolfman: "That is not the Quester way." He crosses his arms. "You should apologize to him."
Leo: .oO(Bitch, bitch, bitch... I wonder if Julian can do anything other then that?)
King Demon: "It doesn't matter. Let's get on with our mission."
Wolfman: "It does matter... if you are Questers that is. The Questers must save fighting for battles. A smack is a smack; he did not try to harm you, merely warn you of a very real possibility."
Julian: "An' he coulda done it without the hit. I'll apologize if he does."
Wolfman: "One does not respond to force with far greater force."
Wolfman: "But if you both apologize, I would accept that."
King Demon: "Sorry Julian."
Dragoshi: .oO(You respond with a witty, yet sarcastic reply.)
Julian: "An' I'm sorry too. Now if we could get on with this..."
Leo: "By the way Mr. Hologram, are we taking turns fighting or fighting as a team?"
Wolfman: "For every member on your side, there is one on mine. They only have one life apiece, though."
Wolfman: "Real Questers will work together to fight such a mixed threats. Villains will kill one another instead."
King Demon draws his sword. "Let's do this!"
Leo: *draws his sword as well.*
Julian: *Is getting tired of his idea that 'You don't fuck with me, I don't fuck with you' being labeled as Villian behavior...*
Dragoshi: *Readies his own sword.*
Julian: *Doesn't need a sword, readies his fists.*
Darkdata strums a few notes.
Wolfman: "Now, I shall begin the preparations."
Metal Man (GM): The hologram of Wolfman goes over to the wall. The pictures of all the original smashers appear. Some of them, clearly, were never in the actual game. This is all of the past.
Darkdata: *Megaman Choose a stage theme.*
Metal Man (GM): He picks at random, and the following appear: Samus... Mack... Poo... Pikachu... And Geno. Ouch. That's gonna be deadly.
Wolfman: "Now..." The holograms form. "You must fight all of them at once, and beat every one."
Sable: "...Individually?!" She blinks.
Wolfman: "No. You must fight them as a group."
Julian: "Sounds easy enough... Also, who the hell are you?" *to Sable.*
Wolfman: "Since that is the Quester way."
Sable: "Oh, good. Otherwise, I'd have to sign off of this bounty. So, what's the prize?"
King Demon: "This will be... fun!"
Wolfman: "That is a good question... these gloves are only as good as the person using them."
Leo: "Hmmm, sounds interesting."
Darkdata: "You four can argue over it, I am just here to help."
Metal Man (GM): The fighters move to meet the Questers. Pikachu, Samus, Poo, Mack, and Geno. They get into their fighting stances...
Sable: "A rat, a soldier, a mechanic, an oriental fighter and... some kinda' doll??"
Julian: "Seriously, who's the robot?"
Sable: "I'm not a robot, I'm a cybernetically-enhanced bounty hunter."
Leo: *stares down Geno.* "...I'll take the doll."
Darkdata: "Sigh, we should all team up one one, and take them down one at a time."
Julian: "Good for you."
Darkdata: "Spreading out our force will only slow us down."
Dragoshi: "...Of course."
Metal Man (GM): Funny. All of them wound up in the same space. That's gonna be deadly. The Questers are in one row, facing the row of Smashers. The battlefield is a wide-open holo-room.
Leo: "So, who should we go after first then?"
Darkdata: "Any healers among them?"
Sable: "That doll's really starting to creep me out..."
Dragoshi: *Moves one unit forward, cross slashes Geno, then strikes him with a C. Modified Flipkick, then casts Indignation on him.* >_>;;
Julian: "None of 'em heal, but Geno needs to go first."
King Demon: "Lets go for Geno..."
Leo: "I figured as much."
Metal Man (GM): All hit. Geno's pretty beaten up. But he has plenty of energy left. And it doesn't look like he's going to just sit there and take that...
Julian: "By the way, I'm Julian-" *Reaches inside his vest for a weapon...* *Switchblade.* "Don't mess with me, I don't mess with you. Remember that." *Julian then rushes Geno and goes to stab him with said knife. What's on the inside of a Geno doll?*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Strangely, being a hologram, there is only energy inside.
Julian: *A knife blade, among other things. Poison...* *Julian quickly switches to his left hand, and goes for a throat thrust to daze Geno! Dirty Attack!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *POW! More damage, and Julian finishes up by getting Geno in a clutch, delivering 6 quick kicks to his midsection, then pushing off and connecting with a massive finishing roundhouse kick to the head! CQC!* *CRITICAL COMBO.* *NOT CRITICAL ROUNDHOUSE.*
Metal Man (GM): Geno turns to Dragoshi and attacks him with a Geno Beam. He hits, then uses a Geno Boost. Also, he boosts himself with his Geno Boost. He then hurls a punch at Dragoshi. *SMASH.*
Dragoshi: *...Huh. Guess it was something more along the lines of accuracy, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu continues the attack; he flies at Dragoshi with a charged Skull Bash. *Miss.*
Metal Man (GM): He then goes to headbutt Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): *BONK* He hits Dragoshi in the ankle.
Dragoshi: "Ow, my ankle!"
Metal Man (GM): Poo summons a Psi Star Storm at Dragoshi. Stars fly at him and explode.
Dragoshi: *Yea. Those all hit.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he fires a Psi Thunder attack at Dragoshi. Dragoshi takes damage, is stunned, and is knocked down, and dazed.
Dragoshi: *...How annoying.*
Metal Man (GM): Samus fires a powerful missile at the dazed Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Also, WHY ME?*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Dragoshi: *No, seriously. You'd think they'd attack Julian instead. >_>;;*
Metal Man (GM): Then she attempts to hit Dragoshi with 3 drop bombs. Mack causes a massive Power Saw to erupt out of the ground and try to slice everyone!
Julian: *...Oh no. Weak damage D:* *SURELY WE ARE DOOMED BY THE DAMAGE.*
Metal Man (GM): Mack then takes out his power drill and tries to stab Dragoshi in the face with it. He then tries to hit Dragoshi with his toolbox. He hurls his toolbox somewhere far, far away.
Sable: "Alright, doll boy, say goodnight! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..." Energy flares around her, and collects into her buster cannon, as she aims at Geno. "Someone cover me! I'm about to load a whole load of hell onto that doll!"
King Demon dives at Geno with a Demonic Charge.
Metal Man (GM): Crit! He's still standing.
King Demon follows it up with a pair of Flaming punches.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Darkdata attempts to cast invisible on Dragoshi, to help save him some pain.
Leo: *first heals Dragoshi then launches a fireball at Geno.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Demon hit him with those two attacks still, though. Geno Boost is both Defensive and Offensive.
Dragoshi: *Goes on the defensive.* <_>
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi's defense is not improved by invisibility. Being inside the holo-room, and facing them directly, they can easily tell where he is.
Julian: *And now so does Julian, as he activates the Cloaking Device on his vest! And then he goes to work-over Geno again, attempting to lock the doll in a grapple.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *Try Again!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Just barely. Geno Boost is evil. Geno decides to cast Geno boost at Pikachu. Then he fires a Geno Beam at Trigger. *BLAM.*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu decides to catch Trigger with a Thunder Jolt.
Metal Man (GM): Trigger is stunned for Pikachu's next attack... ...Which is Thunderbolt. CRIT!!!!
Leo: *gets fried.*
Metal Man (GM): Poo decides to use Psi Starstorm at Leo. Then he... does nothing? Samus uses Screw attack at Leo. Samus then fires a fully charged Charge Shot at Dragoshi. *BLAM.*
Leo: *looks like hell...* "Owww... the pain..."
Metal Man (GM): Mack goes and shoots nails at Trigger. Nasty.
Dragoshi: *Was hit by that Charge shot.* >_>;;
Leo: *coughs up some blood and falls over dead.*
Sable: "Alright, that's it you rat bastard! Eat photons! Charge SHOT!" She then unleashes the fruits of her delay -- a fully charged Charge Shot; the energy collected suddenly flares and fires into a thick, coherent beam of golden energy fired straight at the blasted doll.
Metal Man (GM): Miss! *Ping.* It gets worse!
Poo: *Mirror.* *BOOOOOOM.*
Sable gets flattened by her own beam of energy. She growls, and gets back up before charging more energy into her buster cannon. She jumps up. "Prepare to go to Hell! Hyper CANNON!" She fires another, more violent beam of energy at Geno, and as soon as it contacts something -- it explodes in a 1-square blast.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. It explodes, however, at the entire line... Mack, Poo, and Samus are hit.
King Demon starts off his turn by using fire spread on the Smashers.
Metal Man (GM): Demon hits everyone but Geno.
King Demon follows that up by attacking Geno directly with two Flame punches.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Leo: *Revive!* *Jumps to his feet and blasts Geno with another Fireball.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Although, don't despair, the Geno Boost won't last much longer.
Dragoshi: *Will Dex Geno. >_>*
Sable: "Hey! Person! I'm in need of medical assistance!"
Leo: *shudders.* "Damn it... I'll help you."
Dex: "Geno. Level: 100. HP: 341/512. STR: 6. END: 5. SPD: 21. MNT: 8. TP: 5. AC: 23. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +6. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +2. To-hit Bonus: +4. Movement Rate: 10. Turn Order Check: d20+21. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+14. Knockback Resistance: 0. Geno Beam: 4 TP, d20+20, Long range, Geno Boost: d20; 1, 2, 19, and 20 are O and D (+10 to-hit/damage and +10 to AC, lasts 2 rounds) Geno Whirl: d20+20, deals 20 damage, Knockdown. Geno Flash: Charge 2x, 60 damage, d20+20, -5 to accuracy for one round."
Dex: "This is a hologram of an old fighter. It lacks the speaking capabilities or thinking capabilities of a normal one, but possess the full attack powers. End of entry."
Dragoshi: *Cross Slash AKA Modified Swipe, followed up by C. Modified Flipkick at Geno. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. Hit, miss.
Dragoshi: *And, this time, Dragoshi...* *Flings an Amethyst shard at Geno's eye!* *Of course it fails!* *Anyway, another Modified Flipkick...*
Julian: *Hey kids! What time is it? It's Dempsey Roll Time! Julian shifts his center of gravity lower and starts bobbing and weaving as he nears Geno... then he lets loose with a left haymaker! Julian reaches the end of the follow-through, then immediately comes back with a right Haymaker! Julian repeats the process, throwing out 3 more Haymakers.* *DAMMIT.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit miss miss. The Geno Boost vanishes.
King Demon wonders how Geno's gonna do anything if he's stunned...
Metal Man (GM): Geno decides to use it again.
Julian: *NO BOOST FOR YOU.*
Metal Man (GM): Nada. Then he uses Geno Flash at Julian.
Julian: *Swing and a miss!*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu attacks Dragoshi with a Thunder Jolt...
Metal Man (GM): And then a Skull Bash. Nada.
Dragoshi: *Ailure! Errr... Failure!*
Metal Man (GM): Poo then does a different kind of move... ...he transforms into Julian. Then he attacks Dragoshi... with a dirty attack! ...For some reason, he attacks by hurling dirt with a punch at Dragoshi's face.
Dragoshi: *Dances out of the way!*
Metal Man (GM): He barely misses, but he follows it up with two Haymakers.
Metal Man (GM): Samus fires a fully charged Charge Beam at Dragoshi. *BLAM* Mack attacks Dragoshi with his drill... twice! *CRIT* *Drill.*
Dragoshi: *Slumps down into the ground, then backflips back up into life. <_>!*
Sable: "Come on!" She fires a torrent of uncharged beam shots, four to be precise.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit.
King Demon starts off his turn just like the last one, with a little fire barrage.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
King Demon then just fire punches Geno.
Metal Man (GM): Geno takes out the seven chaos emeralds and goes super! Just kidding. *POOM.*
Julian: *Quick, do a victory pose.*
Metal Man (GM): However... ...Young Link drops from the ceiling and takes his place.
Julian: *ROUND 2! READY... FIGHT!!*
Dragoshi: "...what the-"
Julian: "...What the christ."
King Demon sighs.
King Demon shrugs and smacks Samus with his final Flame Punch.
Metal Man (GM): He has what he had here eons ago. Hit.
Leo: *flings 2 fireballs at Samus.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *Dexes... Poo. Because, yes.*
Dex: "Poo. Level: 100. HP: 37/520. Stat Points used: 40/40. STR: 5. END: 8. SPD: 13. MNT: 14. TP: 5. AC: 20. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +5. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +2. To-hit Bonus: +7. Movement Rate: 6. Turn Order Check: d20+13. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+13. Knockback Resistance: 0. Skill Check Bonus: 3. Psi Star Storm: 5 d20+20, 10 damage each. 18-20 crit. Psi Teleport: d20+20, 30 damage, Reaches anywhere. Psi Thunder: d20+20, 15 damage, Stun, Daze, Knockdown. Mirror: Reflects attack entirely when used during enemy's turn (d20+20 counter-roll); Also can copy the foe and their moves/form for 1 round."
Dex: "A powerful physical attacker, Poo uses the power of Psi magic to damage his foes. He is one of the later additions to the Smasher roster. End of entry."
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu ups his Agility and then hurls a Thunder Jolt at Alexia.
Metal Man (GM): Poo goes in for some serious pain, causing a Psi Star Storm followed by Psi Thunder at Alexia. *BLAM* Samus then fires a fully charged Charge Shot at Alexia while she suffers from the lowered defense...
Alexia just lays on the floor dizzily.
Metal Man (GM): Mack goes and... Dual-Power Drills Alexia!
PurrRowl: "Man, they must REALLY dislike her!"
Digifanatic: "I'll say."
Alexia just lies on the floor, dazed, stunned, and bleeding profusely.
Digifanatic tries to at least pop a few opening blows on this crowd. He first launches a Fire Punch at Poo cause he's found out that he's at least taken a hit, and then tries something else in using Celestial Fury on Pikachu... he's waiting to see who seems to have most HP taken down this way due to his lack of information.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, Miss hit.
PurrRowl suddenly charges in, delivering a swift flying kick to Samus' chest, before spinning and sweeping at her legs with yet another kick. Continuing the spin, she flows into an uppercut, launching into the air and coming down with a glowing fist which promptly causes a small explosion. "Blast Punch!"
Metal Man (GM): Lesseee... Hit hit hit hit. Young Link pulls out a Young Bomb or... two... and hurls both at Alexia!
Dragoshi: *Tries to get in the way of that because no, dammit.* *Fails to get in the way of one, but gets in the way of the other!* <_>!
Metal Man (GM): Ironically... The explosion hits both of them at once.
Dragoshi: *How cheap.* *Err... uncool.*
Alexia: *DANGER WILL ROBINSON!*
Darkdata: "This may not work, but..." *Attraction Darksong - Poo and Mack!
Metal Man (GM): FAILD.
Darkdata: "Meh, all well, Heal our poor Alexia then."
Alexia: *Slightly less danger, Will Robinson!*
Dragoshi: *Readies his sword, moves 1 foot forward again, and attempts to strike Poo with a C. Modified Flipkick.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Pikachu attacks Alexia with two Thunderbolts!
Alexia: *CRITICAL, WILL ROBINSON!*
Metal Man (GM): Poo then Mirrors Young Link and chucks two Young bombs at Alexia.
Aaron runs toward the field of play.
Aaron: "Me sorry. Me play cricket."
Alexia is vaporized in the explosions. Damn you.
Metal Man (GM): Samus moves to where most of the Smashers are, and then fires an uncharged shot at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Of course it hits.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed.
Azure goes for Pikachu whose been awfully picky on poor Alexia. He concentrates his energy and with a swirl of his hands in a 4 rotation pattern forms three seals causing the area around him to shake as 3 dragons made of rock and earth rise from the ground. He casts his hands forward and prepares for attack. They then lunge forward spiraling around each other one crawls back under the ground one comes from above and one goes straight for the littile rodent. -Earth Dragon Fang Burst-
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Mack goes for some power nail action against Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Only one misses.*
Aaron takes a step toward Pikachu and unloads 8 fireballs his direction.
Metal Man (GM): So... All but 1 hit.
Digifanatic decides to continue attacking Poo... so he also continues mixing up his repertoire. He. whips out his Digivice, launching a round of Hyper Beam Matrix at the telekinetic one. (second hit = +Elemental Will: Ice). After all, he quickly pockets his weapon and goes for. a Fire Lunge, turns around, and ends it all with a Running Charge at Poo.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit and hit. And hit and hit.
Sable smirks a bit, and fires alternating fire/ice beams at Samus.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Young Link hurls two bombs at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *YL is semi-fail man!*
Metal Man (GM): The crit miss goes flying into the background.
Darkdata: "Hehe, may as well try again." -Attraction Clearsong *Poo and Pikachu*-
Metal Man (GM): They both move to the same spot. Oddly, this doesn't seem to change... much.
Darkdata: "Hmm... Well, might as well reduce their numbers." Lullaby - *Young Link.*
Metal Man (GM): Holograms... do not sleep.
Leo: *after defending, Leo notices that he is next to Samus and fires off three bolts of lightning at her.*
Dragoshi: *Dexes Pikachu.*
Dex: "Pikachu. Level: 100. HP: 259/520. STR: 5. END: 8. SPD: 22. MNT: 5. TP: 5. AC: 25. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +5. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +2. To-hit Bonus: +2. Movement Rate: 11. Turn Order Check: d20+22. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+13. Knockback Resistance: 0. Skill Check Bonus: 1. Agility: AC + 10 for 1 round. Thunder Jolt: d20+18, 15 damage, Stun, Knockdown. Thunder Bolt: d20+15, 50 damage, Daze. Skull Bash: d20+20, 20 damage, Charge Type 1 1x. End of Entry."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi...* *Throws an Albatross at Pikachu!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, then...* *A pair of scythes attempt to strike Pikachu down!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *And, then...* *Amethyst shard at Pikachu's eye! Ahhhh!*
Azure: still remembers being mauled by a army of surfing Pikachu. The rodent was the largest threat there!
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu charges and attacks Dragoshi with a Skull Bash. Poo showers Dragoshi with the Psi Star Storm.
Dragoshi: *9 hit.*
Metal Man (GM): Samus fires a fully charged Charge shot at Dragoshi. It misses.
Azure sends another earthly wave of dragons a Pikachu though its only 2 this time.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Azure sends out that third.
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu dies; no hologram to replace him... yet. Mack attacks Dragoshi with Power Nails.
Dragoshi: *Hit some more.*
Alexia revives and attempts to set Young Link on fire with a Heat Beam shot!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Alexia then Mends the others.
Aaron steps up and uppercuts Poo twice.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Traon rolls on in and..
Digifanatic notes the fact Pikachu's gone and now continues going for Poo... it's the only way to keep this going... he starts off with a smack of the golf club (just in range) and continues with another Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Darkdata: "Hmm, it just occurred to me, what would happen if someone used a EMP grenade?"
Dragoshi: "Nothing, I bet."
Metal Man (GM): Young Link hurls a Young Boomerang at Non-Young Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *FAILURE, hit.*
Metal Man (GM): *Whiff.* *...SMACK* Stun, Knockdown, Then he goes in for shooting a flaming arrow at Dragoshi's left eye. *ZOT* Blindness.
Darkdata: "Sigh, well, looks like I have to get creative." *Shatter Clearsong- Under Poo.*
Metal Man (GM): A 1 foot deep pit is made. Poo and the others on his spot simply sink down to the new level.
Leo: *then readies his sword and slashes at Samus.*
Metal Man (GM): All but 2 hit.
Traon stands there a bit confused on whats going on, but he is easy to decide on who the enemy is. He rushes at Poo and goes for a crescent slash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Traon then goes about pulling out his Dex and goes for the Dexage of Samus.
Dex: "Samus. Level: 100. HP: 264/537. STR: 9. END: 15. SPD: 10. MNT: 6. TP: 5. AC: 22. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +9. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +3. To-hit Bonus: +3. Movement Rate: 5. Turn Order Check: d20+10. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+8. Knockback Resistance: 1. Skill Check Bonus: 1. Charge Shot: d20+20, Charge Type 2 1.5x, Range 1, 1 Knockback, Missile: Two types; d20+20 for 5 HP (Homing; ignores 5 HP) or d20+10 for 50 HP (19-20 crit, +20 damage on crit) Drop Bomb: 3 d20+15, Screw Attack: d20+20, Jump 3, 10 + 10d5 extra damage. End of entry."
Traon shuts the dex and sighs.
Dragoshi: *Uses his Phoenix Down on himself, then...* *It's a tarantula! And it's holding Dragoshi's sword between it's fangs... wiggeh. Anyway, it attempts to hack and slash at Poo.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Takes his sword back, then strikes Poo down with a Modified Flipkick.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Julian: *Julian snaps out of the funk he's been in since 3 turns ago...* *Julian opens up with a knee to the groin at Poo. Dirty Attack!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *CRUNCH! Poo takes damage from the knee to the junk, and he's dazed.* *Julian then goes for a weapon! He gets a...* *Switchblade knife! Julian flips it open, and stabs Poo in the side with it.*
Metal Man (GM): Poo disintegrates.
Julian: *Julian takes out Poo...*
Metal Man (GM): There's a weird ghost imprint to the rest of them. It looks like another fighter, even.
Julian: *Julian quickly moves onto Samus, going to lock her in a Grapple!* *CRITICAL GRAPPLE.* *Julian runs at Samus, locks his arm around her head and leg trips here, slamming down with more force so she lands RIGHT on her neck for critical damage!* *Julian immediately jumps to his feet after landing the STO, finishing up by pulling Samus to her feet and attempting to slap a Hammerlock on her to get her vulnerable...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian's application of the Submission is successful for damage and Daze... Julian then spins her around, clutches her close, gives her 6 quick kicks to the midsection, then pushes off and tries to take her head off with a massive Roundhouse Kick finisher!* *Julian then backs off, and retreats back to the party line.*
Metal Man (GM): Samus decides to get revenge by firing on Julian with a charge shot! *BLAM.*
Azure takes a deep breath as he goes into a minor swirl the gathered flowing energy around him recedes back into his body as he dawns his nexus gauntlets quickly moving from a flowing subtle stance to holding his postion with a harsh stiff one. He clenched his fists tightly. A rather brutish spirit rises to the forefront among the others as his muscles bulge slightly -Azure switches from Astral Caller stance to Dragon King stance. Which doesnt mean anything but a incoming switch up in moves-
Metal Man (GM): Mack attacks Julian with his drill twice. O... Now that is a pretty strange situation.
Julian: *Julian manages to maneuver around both of those.*
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Digifanatic starts off this turn by giving Samus two kicks; first is Ice as normal but then he cranks up the heat for the second one! Another swing of the Golf Club shall finish this round.
Wolfman: *insert Justin Bailey SNES style death animation here.*
Metal Man (GM): Samus vanishes. The shadow of a fighter continues to sit to the side.
Digifanatic: *Continues his turn attacking YL!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! Hit! Young Link hurls two bombs at Digi!
Digifanatic: *Takes both blasts but not too concerned.*
Sable turns her sights on Young Link now. She charges in with a flying kick once again, comboing into a roundhouse. And, as he's flying away, she does a brief charge on her buster cannon, and fires. "Damn it..."
Darkdata: *Move object Clearsong* "Debris keep falling on Young link's head."
Blade: "Alright, it's time to try something new." From out of nowhere, it seems, a lion appears wearing a black robe with golden trimming and runes, and carrying a large staff. He smiles as he turns to Link, and flames suddenly rise from the ground around him. He holds up his staff as it all collects at the tip. "Flames, ignite my foes! Frizzle!!" He then throws his hand forward, after lowering the staff again and fires a pair of small fireballs at Young Link.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Leo: *turns around and dexes Mack.*
Dex: "Mack. Level: 100. HP: 37/530. STR: 7. END: 12. SPD: 10. MNT: 11. TP: 5. AC: 21. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +7. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +2. To-hit Bonus: +5. Movement Rate: 5. Turn Order Check: d20+10. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+10. Knockback Resistance: 0. Skill Check Bonus: 2. Power Drill: d20+20, 40 damage, Range 1, 19-20 crit, 1 knockback. Power Saw: Mass Evade Check Power Fan: d20+15, 12 damage, 1 Knockback, Knockdown, +40 damage on crit. Power Nails: 3 d20+20. End of Entry."
Leo: *then blasts Mack with some fire.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Dexes Young Link.*
Dex: "Young Link. Level: 100. HP: 175/527. STR: 8. END: 11. SPD: 18. MNT: 3. TP: 5. AC: 24. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +8. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +3. To-hit Bonus: +1. Movement Rate: 9. Turn Order Check: d20+18. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+10. Knockback Resistance: 0. Skill Check Bonus: 0. Young Bomb: d20+20, threatens two people, 15 damage, 19-20 crit. Fire Arrow: d20+20, Range 3, Blindness, Boomerang: 2 d20+20, 15 damage per hit, Knockdown on second hit. Spinslash: d20+18, 20+5d5 damage, Area Effect 1. End of entry."
Nick: *Sure, why not. Let's dex Mr. Shadowy guy too.*
Dragoshi: *DID THAT.*
Dex: "...Beep beep beep... NIDORAN HONK HONK BUZZ BEEP QUUUUUUU ZAP ZAP *Teleport noise.*"
Dragoshi: "...what's this about a Nidoran?"
Dex: "KUJA EIGHTEEN BEEEP HONK HONK FIVE HIT ZUBAT."
Metal Man (GM): It uncontrollably yammers on about objects. The shadowy object subtly moves a little.
Leo: "What's wrong with your dex?"
Dragoshi: "...what." *He blinks.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers soon hear the names of all the 13 Gentlemen, the Quester Hunters, Smithy's gang, and even a few explosion sounds. Also, the names of everyone in Side Quest, pronounced backwards.
Dex: "End of entry."
Dragoshi: "..." *Blinks.*
Julian: *Young Link gains the attention of Julian's ire, what with being all... young. and stuff. Yeah. All of a sudden...* *CRUNCH.* *Whoops! Knee to crotch! Julian then goes for a weapon and gets...* *SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDGEHAMMER!* *Julian's got a sledgehammer! He gets a good feel for it, weighs it a bit...* "Oh yeah. This'll do." *Julian then rears back, and with complete and utter abandon BURIES the sledge in the dazed Young Link's midsection!* *NOT A CRIT D:*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian finishes up by punching a kid in the face. Awwww.* *POW BIATCH.*
Metal Man (GM): Most of his HP is dead too. HP: 412/527.
Azure: *Well blabbermouth ruined my whole dramatic desc. so theres no point anymore. Azure rushes to Young Link and starts an attack combo with some spin kicks.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Azure takes the momentum from that fall and smashes his fist down toward Link in the earth starting a chain of attacks in the form of raging fist combos.
Metal Man (GM): All hit. *NUKE.* Link... explodes.
Digifanatic: "Down to two unless that shadowy guy wants out, which I doubt..."
Azure stands reaffirming his stance, taking a deep breath his muscles contract.
Metal Man (GM): Mack tries to finish off Dragoshi with some drills.
Dragoshi: *Not even close.*
Aaron uppercuts Mack twice.
Digifanatic knows that with only one target, this should be open season! He starts the turn with a. round of Celestial Fury... He turns around and continues with a Running Charge... He decides to finish this off with a Running Charge, trying to control his height so he pegs Mack in the head. Aerial Strike.*
Sable performs a two-thirds charge on her buster and fires. .
Metal Man (GM): Indeed... miss.
Blade closes to within 1 foot, and lightning flares up around him, arcing into his staff. He then slams the tip into it. "Heavens, open the clouds and strike down your judgement! ZAP!" Suddenly, a lightning bolt comes down on top of Mack. Blade holds off after that.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Leo: *fires off two fireballs at Mack.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed.
Dragoshi: *Okay, Dragoshi starts off the turn by casting a slightly charged up Ice Tornado on Mack!* *Dragoshi then proceeds to strike Mack with a Modified Flipkick!*
Metal Man (GM): That easily kills him. He vanishes. The Wolfman hologram bows slightly.
Wolfman: "You have passed the test. Many others would give up at this point."
Julian: "So we're done here?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes to give the Questers the gloves.
Wolfman: "...that was the test? I don't recall making it THAT easy."
Metal Man (GM): The other voice echoes down the chamber. Odd.
Digifanatic: *Level 91.*
Blade: DING! Welcome to almost Level 55!
Wolfman: *with said voice approaching the Questers... with a body.* *a four legged body, shaped like a wolf.*
Trigger: *Level 75!*
Metal Man (GM): The hologram looks...
Digifanatic: *Most likely further solidifying his spot as 3rd on the EXP chart.*
Wolfman: "But if I am still alive, then the failsafe is for me to decide..." The hologram vanishes.
Sable: *DING!* Welcome to Level 53!
Julian: "...What do you want, Wolf?"
Wolfman: "Maybe it was due to my time away from here, but I honestly must admit that the majority of you have improved. "I saw cunning, strategy. There was little in terms of one trying to be a glory hog."
Dragoshi: "...Eh. Time passes. Stuff happens. People get stronger and wha-...Ah, nevermind."
Leo: "Are you that Wolf guy hologram?"
Wolfman: "I helped make it... with the help of others."
Leo: "Hmmm, Nice to meet ya then."
Wolfman: "Even I knew I couldn't be around forever. However, I thought I'd have been... well, elsewhere or something."
Wolfman: "I'm only here because it was my day off at my other job, and I received a notice of the hologram being activated."
Digifanatic: "Makes sense."
Wolfman: "In short, what have you guys been up to?"
Digifanatic: "Same old insanities... different planets."
Leo: "Heh, yup."
Wolfman: "And you guys still try to be the heroes for all... makes sense."
Digifanatic: "Sometimes, it seems like we have no choice."
Dragoshi: "Well, if we aren't, then who will...?"
Julian: "It's our job."
Dragoshi: "That too."
Digifanatic: "Any idea how Veeg is doing? Haven't seem him in a while, neither."
Wolfman: "There will be a time when the Questers will... well, no longer be needed."
Wolfman: "VG is on his own journey right now. I lost contact with him awhile ago."
Dragoshi: *Checks if the strange shadow being with NIDORAN/SMITHY HP still there.*
Wolfman: "But I wouldn't worry about him. He can easily take care of himself."
Digifanatic: "Ah. And with the 'no longer be needed' bit? Your guess is as good as mine."
Wolfman: "Here is what I mean. Everyone has their time and place for being a hero, and an enemy. The Questers have been around now for... almost 13 years or so if my memory chip is working right. Even though you have all faced extraordinary odds... just be careful and don't go in too deep. If need be, I can see if Toad Town Taxi can help in some ways while you are down here. I'm sure you still have other planets to go to, after all."
Julian: "...We already got a ride, Wolf."
Wolfman: "I didn't mean just a ride."
Leo: "What do you mean then?"
Wolfman: "Well, I can't tell you everything right off, now can I?"
Leo: "I guess..."
Julian: "...Well, you could. We're leavin' in about 5 minutes."
Wolfman: "You do plan on coming back to Nintendus, right?"
Julian: "Not unless we need somethin."
Wolfman: "Then at least give me some way to keep in touch, or teleport to where you guys are. This way, if help is needed, if not myself, then perhaps others can be there."
Digifanatic: "Well, there is always Atlantis if you want a warp."
Wolfman: "Even Taxi drivers -- or fliers in my case -- have to have some way to defend and attack! I know how to get there. I'll keep that in mind. In any event, let's get you to your ride, shall we?"
Leo: "Let's go."
Julian: *Julian shrugs, takes out his dex, and calls up a warp to the Seeker.*
Metal Man (GM): The warp out appears.
Wolfman: "...or just use that."
Julian: "I'm out. Later, Wolf." *Julian heads into the warp.*
Leo: "Hey, nice to make your acquaintance." *warps.*
Julian: *Julian picks up those gloves before he leaves, though.*
Metal Man (GM): You go to do so.
Wolfman looks to the gloves that were picked up.
Metal Man (GM): *Zot.* The field still protects them. Only Wolfman can take them out.
Julian: *Or not. Cancel that warp.*
Wolfman: "...I forgot about that part."
Julian: "You mind gettin' those for me?"
Wolfman: "Well, as the hologram said, you did pass the test, and I agree."
Digifanatic: *walks back.*
Wolfman grabs the gloves.
Leo: *warps back.*
Wolfman: .oO(I hope I'm not forgetting anything.)
Leo: "So, what do those gloves do anyway?"
Julian: "Hell if I know. Save the universe or somethin'."
Wolfman: "To be honest, I don't recall. It's been awhile since I could use gloves."
Leo: "They look pretty nifty."
Wolfman: "However, they must be helpful for you if you had to pass a test to get them... at least, that's how it usually goes. I've been around for way too long if you ask me."
Leo: "How long have you been alive?"
Wolfman: "...over 100 years is my best guess."
Leo: "Wow, I'm sure you've seen a lot then..."
Wolfman: "Too much. Then again, I'm not even of this universe."
Leo: "Huh?! Oh, I'm the same way too."
Wolfman: "You said so yourself that you've been to other planets. And yet you sound surprised."
Azure: .oO(Who is of this universe to begin with.)
Leo: "Yeah, I'm still a bit woozy from the beating I took."
Wolfman: "Well, that's only natural. After all, they are some of the more known and common heroes of the day. Well, Mack wasn't... but he's still good."
Leo: "That Mack guy... man that nail gun hurt like hell..."
Dragoshi: "And that drill was pretty powerful too."
Wolfman: "He originally got involved with the Questers since we needed a repairman for some things. Some of the Questers... well, didn't exactly treat him nice."
Leo: "...At least you weren't screwed by Samus..."
Wolfman: "I think he became a Smasher mostly to get revenge. However, he did improve. He didn't quite get the hero status that the other Smashes had, but he didn't care. He was popular enough just for being a rogue-like Smasher."
Leo: *sigh.* "I'm just glad that's over."
Wolfman: "I wouldn't assume that yet. After all, that was only "Training."
Wolfman: "What if it was the real thing?"
Julian: "We'd still wipe the floor with 'em."
Wolfman: "They were programmed to be level 100."
SIMBER: "Status endless fighter attack; 6/32 fighters engaged."
Wolfman: "Just keep in mind that not all heroes are 'average'. And neither are villains."
Azure: "Below average would be nice."
Wolfman: "If every challenge was below average, then I wouldn't exactly call it worth doing. Anyway... SIMBER, can you please identify these gloves for the Questers?"
Leo: "Well, I must take my leave now. It was nice meeting you Mr. Wolfman."
Wolfman has them currently.
Leo: *walks back through the warp.*
SIMBER: "The Final Failsafe; they control the fate of all attached to the melee energy."
Wolfman eventually gets the gloves handed to the Questers...
SIMBER: "It can revive dead fighters, restore items, and grant the old moves to new."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go to do so... the shadowy being steps into view.
Digifanatic: *Checks if now is it okay to warp.*
Wolfman: "...wait a second."
Metal Man (GM): That can't be. That... that guy couldn't have survived.
Julian: *Julian will be hanging onto those for safe-keeping...*
Wolfman: "This sounds like the... plus..."
Metal Man (GM): It's Max. The Pokemon trainer.
Wolfman: "Hold on."
Digifanatic: *doesn't warp.*
Wolfman: "...MAX? I don't recall giving you access here."
Metal Man (GM): He's older, and apparently has taken a few fights. He doesn't particularly look excited, angry, or such.
Julian: "...Who the hell are you?"
Wolfman will let Max handle the introductions.
Max: "I am the greatest pokemon trainer in all of Nintendus." He coughs. "I came here because I have been waiting at least ten years for a rematch. Those vampires and mages messed up my big plan. And now I challenge you to a match... for those gloves... against this."
Metal Man (GM): He opens his sleeves, revealing a very long gauntlet that covers his right arm.
Julian: "...An' that is..."
Max: "This is a special device which is capable of stealing pokemon... but more than that."
Wolfman: "...a Snag machine?!?"
Digifanatic: .oO(That is cruel...)
Wolfman: "But I thought... you were... oh brother. Since when did you become evil?!?"
Max: "Oh, no, I've never used it."
Wolfman gets into a defensive stance.
Max: "But it's incredibly valuable. Stole it from some people who were evil, though. Since, I had to find foes of my own while you fought the man with no fashion sense. Now... the second thing it can do."
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes, leaving only that shadow again. Then he reappears.
Max: "It's a complete cloaking device. Team Rocket had big plans for it, but I shut them down."
Wolfman: "...without actually DOING anything yet, what do you plan to do with it?"
Julian: "Not interested. We got what we came here for."
Max: "Offering it as a fair item against those fancy gloves. If I could have those gloves, I'd revive the Stadium for some real battles."
Wolfman: "Why can't you just make your own? Your own Stadium, that is. I have no objections to that if you need a new competitive arena."
Max: "This one here. The other Stadiums, even cross-realm, are in disarray because this one does everything they can and then some. But if you aren't strong enough to defeat my pokemon, then I guess I'll have to look for a more worthy opponent..."
Julian: "Again, not interested. You don't wager somethin' you need against somethin' you don't. I don't wanna take the risk of losin' the gloves. But I'm only one person. What's everyone ELSE think?"
Azure: "I agree."
Wolfman: "This has nothing to do with disrespect Max. The Questers had come for these gloves and passed a test to earn them. I don't recall seeing you pass the test yourself."
Max: "I'm just saying that, if they're as tough as they say they are, then they should be a match for my pokemon. I've traveled wide and far and wound up back here. Nobody else as tough as them, unless I want to fight lawless rogues who'd be bent on killing me rather than fighting my pokemon."
Wolfman: "SIMBER: under whose authority was Max allowed to enter here?"
Dragoshi: .oO(...Pokemon, huh? I could give my Ekans a little workout if we actually do have to fight.)
SIMBER: "He followed the Questers in. As technically he has fought more opponents than the Questers and harbors similar intentions, he also qualified to come down here."
Wolfman: "...technicalities. always a troublesome deal."
Metal Man (GM): Julian has them. Max holds a hand to his chin.
Wolfman suspects something is up... .oO(...Max can't be that good, can he?) He attempts to discreetly scan for something... odd.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf sees both the old logs and his current stats. He beat the Questers at their high strength long ago. However, it notes that Kuja never hit him. He continued gaining experience when the Questers had to restart. He went nuts fighting every pokemon trainer, Team Rocket employee, and even Kuja soldiers and Thirteen Gentlemen androids. Of notorious note is his Evilking beating around Ruvyn prior to Ruvyn's first encounter with the Questers after Kuja died. That's about it; he's still a pokemon trainer. No evil links. In fact there's pictures of him beating down bad guys.
Wolfman: "...this is a unique situation."
Max: "If you won't challenge me over the gloves, then why not for honor alone? The pokemon league allows anyone to challenge the champion, once they have beaten the Elite Four. I have beaten all the other Elite and you are all that is left, within reason... after all, fighting Mewtwo would be foolish."
Wolfman: "Even I try to avoid fights with Mewtwo, so I will not argue."
Wolfman: "However, I can not decide for the Questers. It is up to them." *stands aside.*
Max: "Technically, only six of you can fight me at once; after all, if each of you is like a pokemon, it'd make sense. And before you laugh at the idea of level 100 pokemon..." He chuckles. "I've managed to get around that, too."
Wolfman raises his head up. .oO(...since when were there real life game sharks?)
Julian: "Good for you."
Max: "So, do you accept my rematch, or do you just want me to remain undefeated?"
Wolfman: "...There is one thing that does bother me about this match you want, Max."
Metal Man (GM): Julian can leave through the warp or accept the challenge.
Wolfman: "You know who the Questers are. We don't know who your Pokemon are."
Max: "I've kept them the same... mostly. I encountered some strange species out there."
Wolfman: "Ten years is a long time to remember your Pokemon."
Max: "Ghagael got his rabies shots, too. Although I have some new surprises." He holds a strange black and white pokeball with a red 'R' on it. Don't worry, it's not a Shadow pokemon. I took out all of those weirdos and their leader with the bizarre dancing moves. Then again, Kuja and Team Rocket half did the job for me. I think they picked the wrong place... Kuja City, after all, was patrolled by both."
Wolfman just nods at that. He then looks to the Questers to decide.
Metal Man (GM): For reference: The Mission was completed w/The gloves.
Azure really could care less about all this... there were enough challenges..
Max: "Of course, if you don't want to challenge me now, I can always wait... plus..." He looks at the warp. "You can probably find me anywhere I go."
Max: "But if you're so good, then you should be able to beat me. Although I doubt you could." He holds a golden pokeball. "This one took out Doopliss in a fair fight."
Azure: "In that case we will consider your challenge and we -may- get back to you. Until then." Azure does a slight bow not going too low to actually dignify this person and then heads through the warp.
Dragoshi: "...Did Doopliss have a robot's head on his person back then? 'Cause, if so, I'd like that back..." >_>;;
Max: "You can't escape me forever; if you are even a tenth of what they say you are, you should challenge me... what happened to the people who challenged me anyway? Did you fire them for losing so badly?"
Dragoshi: *Exits the warp as well.* "I'll consider it..." *to the.
Wolfman just looks at Questers, Max... Questers, Max... .oO(What will happen here?)
Wolfman: .oO(To use another cliche...) TO BE CONTINUED!