Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 372: Couch Potatoes
Date: June 10th & 11th, 2007.
Trivia: Dahl first returned around this mission. Shane also re-added all the posts from eons ago to VGF as this was being roleplayed.
Metal Man (GM): The location: Drenched in darkness. TV static. Obviously, the X-zone. The Void is again standing forth, clutching at his heart and leaning on the Sword of Order.
The Void: "I must... must... destroy that which is wrong... there is not much time left."
Metal Man (GM): He coughs. Again; strange. He summons before him a picture of Nintendus. He sees it change; Garrick's trip through time.
The Void: "So... not... not all is... lost."
Metal Man (GM): His voice seems to be faltering some. He's a bit staticy-er than usual. He then picks up on a sparkle.
The Void: "Hm... Must... must... must restore that... or else... all is lost."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile: Dragoshi is at HQ, just getting acquainted to the surroundings. The others are nearby; it's R&R, and Metal is hanging a picture of Ferran on the wall.
Metal Man: "Well, that was quite the trip. But I expect we can get down to some real business now."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi sees his crystal is gone. It... vanished.
Garrick: *would most likely be located in the docking bay, aboard the Dauntless, in his own personal lab. He flips open his Dex.* "Metal, you there?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick appeared, and then Dragoshi saw it was gone.
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Dragoshi: "My crystal's... gone."
Wolfman is near Metal, making sure the picture is hanging properly.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi would... ...see the crystal again.
Dragoshi: "It happened exactly when Garrick appeared as we-...what the heck?"
Metal Man (GM): It's right there, sitting on an old couch.
Garrick: "Could you come to the Dauntless for a second? I have something I need to discuss with ya."
Dragoshi: *Takes it.*
Metal Man: "Ah, yes. Yes I shall. Come with me, Wolfman." *leaves the room.*
Dragoshi: "Why the heck was it on the couch...?"
Wolfman: "Understood." *follows Metal.*
Metal Man (GM): As Dragoshi stares at the crystal... and the room is empty... ...The couch eats him. And sends him to... the X-Zone.
Dragoshi: "What the-" *Eaten.*
Metal Man (GM): A decaying castle sits here; one that was once inhabited by Lumis Dongthar and Kuja.
Dragoshi: "...Wiggeh." *He looks at the crystal.*
Metal Man (GM): The crystal... ...it glows continuously. Dragoshi hears somebody playing on the organ; the theme song to this place. But... ...It is played by somebody who seems to be dying. It is unsteady. It sometimes is off key. *POUND* They occasionally drop their hand entirely. It originates up an ancient staircase. One could walk up; the surroundings show both paintings of Kuja's empire, and Lumis' control... ...he had 13 men chained here.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." *Walks over to where the sound is, humming to the tune when it isn't screwed up.*
Metal Man (GM): The weird, Charles-looking man's pictures are occasionally found on the floor, broken. Kuja ones, too.
Dragoshi: .oO(Such an interesting place... And what's up with those pictures? ...And some of Kuja? Huh.)
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi even glances one of Kairah; well. He destroyed all the images of himself. So it's a burnt-out silhouette. Dragoshi walks up... the music becomes more intense. He sees pictures of chaos; some of Gerald. ...He sees a door hanging on one hinge blocking the way in; but it can be opened easily. It has a dull brass doorknob. He can see a hand or two playing the organ as it is inside. It seems more desperate sounding now.
Dragoshi: "...Gerald, huh? Wonder what this place has to do with all these people..." *Slowly opens the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi sees The Void, with strange white patches in his being. He is playing horribly... ...then he stops.
The Void: "He... hello... I... have... summoned you here."
Metal Man (GM): That seems to be about all he can say for a moment. He leans on a pearly white sword. His dull, burgundy energy eyes barely even pierce the air to see Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: "...Why have you summoned me here, Void?"
Metal Man (GM): He stands about 10 feet tall, though... he hasn't shown his legs before, though.
The Void: "The crystal... it... it is the only key to salvation... and... and time was... was... altered... the alteration wa... was good... but it is no longer as nothing... it is restored... to... proper power, that makes it a useful tool again."
Dragoshi: "...Wha? How do I restore it to proper power?"
The Void: "I have returned to you... the crystal... the man with the blue gun had nothing to do with it, but his actions damaged reality and thus, it was made not to exist."
Dragoshi: "...The man with the blue gun... Is he The Destroyer... Or an agent of it?"
The Void: "Keep the crystal and use it at the final day or else all may be lost. Ally with the blue gun man, and his symbol too."
Dragoshi: "...Understood. When is the final day?"
The Void: "The destroyer is... not what you think he is... he is not what you expect. For he is not that which seems easily correct."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up, speaking somewhat fuller after he uses the sword for balance.
Dragoshi: "..." *Quickly pulls out his notepad and starts writing this down for reference.* "So... Does that mean he is not the true enemy?"
The Void: "The final day is only the beginning. It is the first day you must fear."
Dragoshi: .oO(Final day is only the beginning... First day... Man, how deep have I gone down through this weirdness...)
The Void: "The destroyer is what he is... I cannot tell you his name or his place. Be prepared."
Metal Man (GM): Before Dragoshi can say or do anymore... The Void holds up the sword and plays a weird melody with it. Dragoshi vanishes... and... before anyone can tell Dragoshi was gone, he is spit out of the couch.
Dragoshi: .oO(...What a strange melod-ow...) *Gets up, and quickly writes down stuff in his notepad, then quickly puts it away.*
Garrick: *will still be waiting for Metal and Wolf.*
Alexia comes into the R&R room and yawns.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Metal and Wolf have reached the Dauntless. Metal knocks on the door.
Alexia: "Finally managed to catch a nap..."
Garrick: "Unlock the door, Nova."
Wolfman: .oO(...I still can't believe he ended up in the past.) "...how did Garrick do it Metal?" *is still confused as to how.*
Dragoshi: *Wonders if he should leave and explore the general area outside the HQ to start off his journey to understand what the heck just happened or if he should move follow Wolf and Metal...*
Alexia: "...Are you okay, Drag? You look odd."
Metal Man (GM): The front door opens.
Metal Man: "Uh... I'm not sure if he did. I'll have to ask him."
Wolfman just nods, and follows Metal inside.
Dragoshi: "...Yea, I'm okay."
Garrick: *Nova would most likely lead them to his lab, which is tucked away deeper in the ship.
Alexia chews on her lower lip a bit. "...Okay, if you say so..."
Metal Man: "So... any explanation for the mysterious changes?"
Dragoshi: .oO(...I think. I might as well keep this a secret from everybody... For now, anyway.) "...?"
Alexia: "...You sure?"
Wolfman has none.
Garrick: *turns around in his chair at one of the tables. He's dressed in a lab coat instead of his usual bombers jacket.* "Yeah, I thought I should fill you in."
Dragoshi: "Mhm. What'd make ya doubt that?"
Wolfman: "That would be a good idea." *takes a doggy style seating arrangement out of the way.*
Alexia: "I dunno. You just had a really weird facial expression."
Garrick: *glances to Wolf, frowning.*
Wolfman: "...Metal asked me to come, for the record."
Metal Man sits in a chair and crushes it. "Oh, right, your chairs aren't made for people like me."
Garrick: "...after the situation with Atlantis... I decided to go to one of my favorite places to calm myself down. Mainly because Wolf pissed me off to no end..."
Dragoshi: "Ehh, it's nothing. Just still a little bit dazed from how I somehow lost 2.9 mil."
Wolfman: "Just hop on me: I can support your weight Metal."
Alexia: "Ah. Okay, sorry if I seemed nosy."
Garrick: "The Temple of Time. Ergo, you're odd time change."
Dragoshi: "Eh, no prob."
Wolfman: "I apologize for the... pissing off."
Garrick: *glances to Wolf and gives out a 'hmm', but doesn't say anything more.*
Wolfman: "But how did you activate the time travel? I don't recall you having the Master Sword."
Metal Man: "I'm fine right here, actually." *His chair has bent about half-way--how odd it must be for both a metallic man and a metallic wolf to be following one another around.*
Garrick: "I don't. But I do have that." *points over to a nearby table which has a few tools on it and his own personal sword. The Burning Chill.*
Metal Man: "So it's activated by more than one sword."
Wolfman looks at "That"...he attempts to see if there is some connection to how that sword works...
Traon is just lounging in a chair in the R&R room, he has his ankles crossed, and his hands behind his head, and his eyes closed, anyone could tell that he is completely relaxed.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman sees it has the same style point as the master sword.
Metal Man: "That reminds me, some odd things have already happened... which I'll be briefing the Questers on."
Garrick: "That's my guess. It could also be the Magitek in it."
Metal Man: "Mack... you know him, right?"
Garrick: "Yeah. He's one of the two things I probably effected."
Wolfman: .oO(...must be similar handiwork. I'll keep it quiet for now.)
Metal Man takes out a picture of a massive skyscraper with Mack's name on it.
Dragoshi: *Goes off to the library and reads up on... stuff.*
Metal Man: "That mysteriously displaced Julian's bank, and suddenly I hear Eggman and him have some strategic alliance. A good one, thankfully, but still he had to have gotten the money to found it..."
Garrick: "That'd be me."
Wolfman: "...more money than I could have paid him at the time..."
Garrick: "I gave him some coins because he said he needed some to build the closet."
Wolfman: "...there were already plenty of closets in the Stadium!"
Metal Man: "...I see. Some coins? You did know the rates at the time, right?"
Julian: *Speaking of Mack, Julian would currently be in his room/office, talking to his agent on the phone to get a good idea of Nintendus' entertainment industry and what sports currently have leagues; while writing down on a pad with his free hand on how to best kill Garrick.*
Metal Man: "Like... a rich person usually had around a thousand?"
Alexia flops down onto a nearby couch, absently picking at the fabric with her fingernail.
Garrick: "Yes, yes, I do. But it's Mack. It's not like I gave Kuja the coins. He deserves to have a bit of fun after all the cleaning he's done."
Metal Man: "And Grunty made everything cheap a while back... it must have been a bargain of the century. Well, I don't care." *hands Garrick a picture of Julian.* "You might want to watch out for that."
Wolfman likewise hands a picture of Dragoshi to Garrick.
Garrick: *glances to it.* "...heh. Julian was always a hot head. Still, he can't bust into the Dauntless."
Wolfman: "Dragoshi is probably more understanding."
Metal Man: "Since you got back, people sort of realized it happened due to you, and... well. I can't really stop them from challenging you to a battle. Perhaps a Stadium one, even! Yes. Either that, or fly away really fast right now."
Garrick: "I don't have time to fight anyone apart from missions."
Wolfman: "Then perhaps we should make a mission where you have to fight."
Garrick: "Then I'd most likely lose."
Wolfman: "There does need to be a good fight soon after all."
Metal Man: "Anyway, I must brief the Questers now. If you don't have anything else to say, I must go... for now."
Garrick: "I do, Metal. One more... very, very important thing." *stands up and walks over to a nearby table with a large testing container in it. He hits a few keys, opening it and reaching inside to pull out... the Transformer.*
Wolfman goes wide eyed again.
Metal Man: "Ah! A historical artifact!"
Wolfman: "A Transformer..."
Garrick: "...honestly, I wasn't thinking when I got a hold of this. I've done studies on it, and it turns out that it hasn't been activated yet. So, it's a free object."
Metal Man: "How'd you get that?"
Garrick: "I bought it."
Wolfman growls at Metal. "He probably got it from Game & Watch."
Wolfman: "I thought you'd have figured that out."
Metal Man: "...I guess that's where that mysterious money expenditures years ago came from..."
Dragoshi: *Comes out of the library. ...Huh. I guess he couldn't find something to read right now. Eh, either way, he heads back to R&R, and walks over to the couch that ate him. And, seeing as there are actually people in this room, it won't eat him, so he sits down on it, because yes.* >_>*
Metal Man: "...That money you spent went to the Stadium, and it was spent on 'miscellaneous services'... we're about to investigate what those were."
Garrick: "Well, this thing is dangerous in any hands. I don't plan on using it."
Metal Man: "Wolfman could use a new one, technically."
Wolfman: "I'd rather not."
Cloaked Figure: *wanders into the room on the Dauntless that Garrick and the others are~, aside from the cloak, this person has a little bit of green hair hanging out of the hood.* "Fairly interesting ship."
Metal Man: "Where did VG go, anyway?"
Garrick: *glances to Wolf.* "With the weird shit that keeps happening, VG could come in handy."
Metal Man: "Ah! ...Oh. It's just... wait... that isn't Sheik."
Garrick: *immediately reaches inside his coat and draws his gun, pointing it at this person.*
Metal Man: "Do we know you, perhaps?" *He presses some buttons, scanning. No matches, not with that cloak on, of course.*
Garrick: "Also a very, very bad place to be for cloaked people."
Wolfman: .oO(I wish to keep VG out of this... I think he's more tired of things than I am right now.)
Cloaked Figure: *She giggles a bit and pulls her hood down to reveal, Green hair with very little red swirls in it, Pointed Numan ears and blue eyes.* "It's not nice to point a gun at a lady."
Traon wakes up with a start when Drag walks in. "What? Hey... What happened? Where am... Oh... Sup Drag?"
Garrick: "...hey... wait a minute... ...you're that girl."
Dragoshi: "Yo." *Peace sign.* "Eh, nothin, Traon."
Alexia: "Oh, hi, Tra--oh, crap!"
Wolfman looks at this girl...
Metal Man: "Huh. That is odd. I have the slightest recollection as to who you are."
Wolfman: "...as do I."
Dragoshi: "Just figuring out how to get the 2.9 mil I lost back." :/
Garrick: "Alys' niece..."
Alexia looks at the three-inch hole in the couch cushion she's picked open.
Wolfman: "...niece?!?" *must have forgotten that.*
Metal Man: "I guess the time strangeness wasn't all for naught, Garrick."
Alexia jumps down from the couch and starts frantically looking in the HQ's rooms for something to fix the couch with.
Metal Man: "And..."
SIMBER: "Critical couch damage in R&R. Please report to R&R. This is not a test of the couch alert system."
Traon: "Drag... That woman worries me sometimes." he said as he went back to relaxing in his chair.
Alexia: *is frantically digging through a supply closet for some glue or something.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia find Schnapps with PzKw written on it.
Metal Man: "Note to self: Stop allowing AI to reprogram itself." *walks out to R&R.* "So, uh... whoever you are with the green hair... if you were a Quester, there's a mission to be had."
Cloaked Figure: *giggles a bit.* "Sorry about the whole cloak thing... hard to know who is on your side or not any more. Though it is nice to see You, Metal and Wolfman, again." *she smiles sweetly.*
Dragoshi: "I agree with ya on that, Traon." >_>;; *Chuckles.*
Alexia flings it out of the way and continues searching.
Cloaked: "...hmm ? A mission?"
Wolfman: "Well, welcome back... or is it me being welcomed backed? I'm unsure."
Garrick: "...Metal? What do I do with the Transformer?"
Alexia: "...Aw, dangit!"
Dragoshi: *Absentmindedly stares at the crystal.* .oO(Man with the blue gun and his symbol... Who would match that...)
Metal Man (GM): *Looks back.* "Oh. Keep it in drawer. That'll ensure nothing bad happens." *wanders fully into R&R, staring at the damaged couch.*
Alexia runs into the supply closet to keep looking.
Traon looks at the newcomer and perks a brow. "And who might this young lady be?"
Metal Man: "Now who took a bite out of this couch? ...And there's a bottle of Schnapps on the floor?"
Dragoshi: "More like scratched it ou-...Hey, there is?" *STEALS THAT.*
Metal Man: "But Panzer left..." *Looks at the bottle.* "Nearly twenty years ago!"
Traon: "I have no idea. I've been in here the whole time, but asleep mind you. But I thought I heard something, but I ignored it and stayed asleep."
Garrick: *frowns and shrugs, slipping it into a drawer on the Dauntless and locking it before going after the others, switching his lab coat for his bombers jacket and belting on the Burning Chill.*
Metal Man: "...I wouldn't steal that if I were you. Mack lost one of his eyes when he tried to remove those once."
Alexia: "...I bet there's some on the upper shelves, but I can't see up there..."
Dragoshi: "...That means I should get someone else to do it then, right?"
Metal Man: "Some says she still haunts the rafters... er..."
Dragoshi: "Oh, and a pair of goggles too, right?"
Wolfman: "Anyway... I apologize for not fully remembering your name..." *talking to Dahl.* "...would you like a ride back to R&R? Times and places have changed."
Metal Man stands to attention.
Alexia starts climbing up the shelves to locate the superglue of holiness.
Metal Man: "We have a mission today. I shall use R&R today, because the Big Room is still being cleaned."
Metal Man (GM): Alexia finds some really, really old glue. "100% not made of horses" brand glue.
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Just puts the Schnapps away.*
Julian: "Look Marty... yeah, I kno-...Midgets, I got that. The whole population's nothin' but midgets and animals. I can still compete." *Sign lights up in his room that indicates a mission is starting.* "Look, I gotta go. We'll talk when I get back, okay? Peace." *Julian hangs up and heads for R&R.*
Alexia: "Hey, alri--WHOOOOOOOOA!" *CRASH.*
Cloaked Figure: "Oh Sorry The Name is Dahlila Ashley Just call me Dahl and .. sue I might as well help my old friends." ^^
Wolfman: "Hop on Dahl."
Garrick: *walks into R&R, moving to a corner and chuckling as he sees the commotion about the couch.*
Wolfman has room for someone to ride on him...
Alexia tries to get up... only to find that she's accidentally glued herself to the floor by falling on the bottle.
Metal Man begins taking out stuff and waves to Julian.
Wolfman is waiting for Dahl to hop on before going to R&R.
Dahl: *hops on!*
Metal Man: "Hi Juli... ...why is there a bottle of glue stuck to Alexia?" *tries to take it off, but gets his hand stuck to it.* "...Now Alexia is stuck to my hand."
Wolfman follows Garrick to R&R, Dahl riding along.
Metal Man: "Maybe you could pull her off, Julian."
Julian: *Julian enters R&R, sees Garrick...* e_e
Alexia pushes herself up with all her strength...
Traon looks at Metal and Alexia, and can't help but laugh. "Listen, you two got yourself into that mess, you two and can get yourself out of it."
Metal Man: "Julian? Is it normal for fire to be inside your eyes?"
Garrick: *glances to Julian, arching an eyebrow.*
Dahl: *Hums to her self~*
Wolfman gets a good look at everything... wow.
Wolfman: "Umm... Metal, since when did you get close to Alexia like that?"
Metal Man looks at the glue bottle and part of Alexia's hair stuck to his hand. "Now this won't do at all."
Alexia just sorta stares at the patch of hair and the back of her shirt on the floor.
Metal Man: "I tried to take this bottle of glue off of her hair. And instead it became stuck to me."
Wolfman: "...oh. Not the other type of close that I've heard others mention." *makes a mental note of that.*
Metal Man shakes it off. It flies off and sticks to the man-eating couch, which eats it.
Traon rubs his forehead and lets out a light sigh. "Maybe I should become a janitor for you people and keep the supply closet in good order and... CLEAN."
Metal Man: "Now..." *Clears throat.* "Today's mission."
Alexia: "...Anybody have another shirt?"
Dahl: *hopes off and stretches a little.*
Dragoshi: "...I'll go get you one of my sweaters."
Metal Man: "Garrick went back in time and strangely altered time."
Julian: *Julian makes a cut-throat motion with his thumb at Garrick before turning his attention to Metal. That can't be good.*
Metal Man: "For example... ...Julian's bank company vanished."
Dragoshi: "...After I hear the mission specs."
Garrick: "I didn't mean to do it, by the way."
Metal Man: "Now, we could go back in time, but I'd remember if we had done that already."
Alexia: "...Could you do it now?"
Metal Man: "Thus, for some reason, going back in time is probably bad!"
Traon: "Hey Garrick, can I be in your will?"
Alexia: "There's a new person in the room, and I really don't want this to be their first memory of me..."
Garrick: "He ain't going to kill me, Traon, so stop asking."
Metal Man: "So, we're stuck with this... but... there's been an odd charge on our bill."
Wolfman: "What charge?"
Julian: *Isn't going to kill you. That's funny.* >_>
Traon snaps his fingers and crosses his arms. "Dang."
Metal Man: "Some... guy... ...well. Miscellaneous charges. We traced it to some place... let me look it up..." *takes out a map.*
Alexia wanders off again to look for something to fix the couch with.
Metal Man: "Ah! Yes... in Kakariko town."
Dahl: *blinks and looks over to Alexia.*
Metal Man: "That 1000 coins is worth about 1 million today. We need it to upgrade some HQ stuff. It hasn't been spent either, but we can't cancel it; too late. So... you must try to find who charged it, why, and get it back. And also get Alexia a shirt."
Dragoshi: "...Fine, fine." *Zooms off to get another sweater... then, comes back down with said sweater and hands it to Alexia.* "Sorry, didn't have any t-shirts."
Metal Man: "And prevent Garrick from dying by Julian's hands."
Wolfman: "The shirt has been taken care of."
Traon: "And it seems like we need a new cough. I suggest one that doesn't have a hole in it."
Wolfman looks to the couch.
Metal Man: "Oh. Yes. Get a new couch."
Garrick: *sigh.* "Metal, he's going to attack me no matter WHAT happens."
Metal Man (GM): There's a fist-sized hole in the couch for some reason.
Alexia: "...Hey, maybe there's some in the medical room."
Wolfman: "We should probably return that couch to Transylvania."
Alexia heads there.
Metal Man: "Yes, but for the duration of the mission, everyone is obligated to attack him if he does. After the mission? Well, I don't rule Nintendus, so you're on your own."
Garrick: "They won't."
Dahl: "...which one is Julian?"
Metal Man: "They will if they like..." *He takes out some coins and flicks them.* "Cash..."
Traon: "I'll sell tickets and buy the popcorn."
Wolfman points Julian out for Dahl.
Alexia starts digging through cabinets and drawers for some glue.
Dahl: "Oh alright."
Metal Man (GM): None of the shirts Alexia sees are suitable (pun) for more than a temporary T-shirt. Seems like most of them are dusty.
Julian: *Angry-looking black guy. Still need to put that description on the website...*
Metal Man (GM): Guess someone will have to buy one in Kakariko town.
Metal Man: "So... understood? Any questions?"
Wolfman: "Can you review the objectives in short again? I think I might have to help out here."
Traon: "Oh and Garrick, after the mission, I'm thinking of a weapon alteration. Think you could help me out there?"
Garrick: "Sure thing."
Alexia sucks on her finger while angrily pulling a scalpel out and slamming it into the floor nearby.
Metal Man: "Get Alexia a T-shirt, get a replacement couch, Garrick must not be killed by Julian, and retrieve the million coins from whoever it was erroneously given."
Dragoshi: "...Let me go search for one."
Wolfman: "A T-Shirt, or a couch?"
Dragoshi: *Zooms off to do so. Damn, he's fast.*
Metal Man: "Get Alexia a T-shirt. We need a couch too."
Dahl: "She can use my cloak for now if she needs... one" *blinks.*
Dragoshi: *From somewhere else.* "The former!"
Alexia pulls a couple of drawers out, using them as steps to reach one of the higher cabinets.
Metal Man (GM): No good shirts here; besides, there's plenty of nice ones in Kakariko... hopefully.
Alexia: "Rats. Nothing but cotton."
Wolfman: "Metal, do you need me to help with one of those missions? I'm probably one of the few that has some idea of where to at least return the old couch."
Alexia closes the cabinet. Just about then, the drawers slip and zoom out of their holes.
Dragoshi: *Stops.* "Ah, sod it." *Zooms back into the room and gives Alexia his trusty gray and red cloak of dewm.* "Just... Wear this for now until ya find a new shirt." >_>;;
Garrick: "We can dump the old couch into the volcano."
Metal Man: "Nah... I'm sure there's a couch merchant out there... good idea, Garrick."
Alexia: *CRASH #2.*
Metal Man: "You can carry it up to Death Mountain and dump it in there."
Dahl: *blinks and sweatdrops.*
Garrick: *nods.* "Sure thing."
Metal Man: "But first... somebody get Alexia out of the useless objects room." *opens a warp to Kakariko town.*
Dragoshi: *Does so, because yes.*
Alexia then angrily yanks a scalpel out of her leg and flings it at a wall in rage... just in time for it to rebound and hit her in the head.
Dragoshi: "...Ay carumba." *Pulls out some gauze.*
Wolfman turns to Metal again. "Think I should tag along this time?"
Garrick: *moves over to the couch and gives it a lift. He's sure that with his strength he can carry it easily.*
Traon stands up and walks to the warp, but doesn't go in yet. He then looks at Garrick. "Curious question Garrick, how are you with making poisons?"
Garrick: "Poisons? I dabble in some chemistry... I can probably cook something up."
Dahl: "Well, where do you need me to go?" *wanders over to Metal Man and Wolfman.*
Alexia stumbles to the warp, bleeding from multiple wounds and with a few concussions, a patch of hair missing, and the back of her shirt gone. And that's BEFORE the mission.
Traon nods and adds it to his list of things done to his weapon. He then smiles, "Oh this is going to be wonderful when it's finished."
Wolfman: "Dahl, the normal rule of thumb is to go with the Questers. However, since we're all doing separate things this time..."
Garrick: *hefts the couch onto his shoulder and walks into the warp.*
Traon: "Wait. If we are all doing separate things, what am I doing?"
Wolfman: "...not like that Traon."
Metal Man: "You'll do most of them at Kakariko town."
Wolfman: "Garrick is taking a separate trip to Death Mountain."
Metal Man: "So, everyone should enter the warp."
Wolfman: "Though, Kakariko is on the way... Including me this time Metal?"
Traon: "His going to trip of Death Mountain? I've hear of tripping down, but dang, how do you trip up?"
Metal Man: "Well, it involves throwing giant spiders off of steep cliffs."
Traon laughs and walks into the warp.
Dahl: "Ok... to the warp then!" *walks into the warp.*
Dragoshi: "...Giant spiders? ...Fun." *Enters into za warp...*
Julian: *Julian's probably going to focus on giving some poor schmuck a shakedown... Into the warp! Rar!*
Wolfman is assuming he's on standby unless told otherwise.
Dragoshi: *Puts his cloak back on and the extra sweater away.*
Metal Man (GM): Kakariko Town. The Questers all appear, more or less, at the center. It has definitely changed.
Dahl: *blinks and looks around.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the middle of the market. Almost immediately, people begin trying to buy the damaged couch Garrick has.
Dragoshi: *Like, how... Less zombies? :p*
Wolfman is warped in as well.
Man1: "Hey! Hey! 100 coins! I'll buy that!"
Man2: "No! It's worth 200!"
Woman: "I'll pay 500!"
Traon crosses his arms and laughs, "This should be interesting."
Wolfman chuckles at this situation.
Garrick: "I won't take anything less than 1 million."
Alexia: *tiredly.* "Do any of you sell shirts?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Metal Man (GM): The bids suddenly stop. A crazy man with a golden hat walks over.
Alexia plucks a splinter from a smashed drawer out of her arm.
Traon: "Make sure the shirt is girly."
Crazy Man: "Are you sure, that you wish to sell that for 1 million? For... I have a couch... for one million..."
Wolfman: "...looks like you've got a customer here Garrick."
Metal Man (GM): He points to a couch made of a strange burgundy material.
Alexia: "Shut up, Traon."
Metal Man (GM): It appears to be one of the most comfortable couches ever made.
Traon: "I swear it wasn't me talking. Blame my better half."
Garrick: "...yeah, and it probably eats hearts and craps out souls."
Crazy Man: "I and my family specialize in couches, you see... although... no one can afford them."
Metal Man (GM): The crazy man takes a piece out of your couch and tastes it.
Crazy Man: "Tsk tsk... Castlevania cotton... such low grade material."
Alexia: "Traon... shut up. Seriously."
Dragoshi: "...That's the first time I've seen someone eat a piece of a couch."
Garrick: "Instead of the couch eating him."
Alexia continues pulling splinters out of her arms and legs.
Crazy Man: "Indeed, but I must know all the couches by taste."
Wolfman: "Well, it is over ten years old."
Garrick: "Someone just buy some normal, nice couch."
Crazy Man: "I have... nice couches."
Garrick: "I'm going to go dump this thing. Be back soon."
Crazy Man: "Are you sure you won't sell it for... a thousand coins?"
Garrick: *starts down the side path toward Death Mountain.*
Wolfman: "Hang on Garrick."
Alexia: "Seriously, does anyone sell shirts around here?"
Wolfman: "Mr... what is your name?" *turns to crazy man.*
Julian: "..." *shrugs.* "I'm interested. Where's your shop? Maybe give me a tour?"
Crazy Man: "There are... deadly spiders up there. Only one man is crazy enough to walk up there alone. I am Dr. Archellago, pleased to meet you, Mr...?"
Dragoshi: "And did he throw them off the mountain?"
Wolfman: "Wolf Man."
Julian: "Sawyer. Where's your shop?"
Traon: "Oh? Hey Garrick, I'll go with ya." he jogs on after him.
Dr. Archellago: "You may call me Archel for short." *He turns to Julian.* "This way... this way."
Metal Man (GM): He walks towards a 2-story cottage of sorts.
Garrick: *glances to Traon, shrugging and heading up the path.*
Metal Man (GM): His shop is old-style. Wooden. Screen door.
Wolfman: "The reason that Garrick wanted to sell the couch for so much... that couch has been known to see how humans and other creatures taste."
Julian: *Julian heads for said 2-story cottage, looking out of the corner of his eyes for guards, close houses that could hear screams for help...*
Metal Man (GM): He opens the screen; it squeaks a bit.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see no guards in the immediate town area. Nor any other houses. In fact... it'd be hard for anyone to hear those screams here. Too much bidding.
Alexia: "..." *sighs and sits down on the arm of the million-coin couch while she looks around for a shirt seller.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside the store is a rather lavish setting.
Dahl: *is umm following Garrick.*
Metal Man (GM): The floor is made of Tiger-striped wood.
Garrick: "...hm. Maybe the Gorons will let us into the chamber instead of us having to climb all the way to the top."
Metal Man (GM): There's thick drapes... and most importantly: Three couches.
Traon shrugs. "I'm just here for the trip."
Dr. Archellago: "These are the three couches. I will not charge less than... ...300,000 coins."
Wolfman: "What material are they, and are they special for any reason other than material?"
Dr. Archellago: "For, you see... I am the only couch seller outside of Castlevania which does not charge at least a million coins."
Julian: *Julian goes to inspecting the couches. Y'know, color, durability, material, comfiness...*
Dr. Archellago: "These are of the same type as the one you brought in. They are special for this reason."
Wolfman wonders if Archel caught that the Castlevania couch does eat people.
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a baseball bat and hits a couch. The baseball bat breaks in two.
Wolfman: "...in other words, your couches eat things too?"
Dragoshi: "...That is one durable couch."
Dr. Archellago: "No, mine are too expensive to do that. That's what you get for buying from vampires."
Wolfman: "That is why Garrick was charging one million. It is mostly due to the fact that it can eat things."
Dahl: "Perhaps, only one way to find out" ^^
Wolfman: "We thought it was unique enough."
Dr. Archellago: "The 300,000 coin model will resist everything but ice."
Garrick: "Sure enough. We'll get there when we get there."
Dr. Archellago: "It is... deadly weak against ice. In fact, ice burns holes through it."
Wolfman gets a look at the Questers...
Dr. Archellago: "The next up, at 500,000, will take ice, but it is weak against moonlight. Bad things happen if it is exposed to the moon."
Wolfman: .oO(...who here can use Ice again? ...Dragoshi, for one.)
Julian: "Good thing we live in a sub-tropical climate..."
Dahl: *nods a bit and glances around as she follows.*
Garrick: *moves at a steady pace, not feeling too bad against the steep grade of the slope upwards.*
Dr. Archelago: "And at 750,000... the couch which is immune to all of those things, as long as you don't ask it a riddle involving a man with four legs in the morning."
Dragoshi: "And three-...Woah. Almost slipped."
Wolfman: "If the riddle is asked, can the couch be turned... um, back to normal?"
Dr. Archellago: "Possibly... I also have... shirts."
Wolfman: "But it hasn't been tested yet."
Dr. Archellago: "And... I have lamp shades... and... shoes... Chairs and doors."
Alexia: "...This is boring." *hops down and heads into Dr. Archellago's shop.*
Metal Man (GM): Alexia would see the three couches... and hear him speak of shirts.
Julian: "Hmmm..." *Contemplative pose featuring rubbing chin with hand.* "All sounds good. You got an office in here? I'd like to talk business if you got the time."
Alexia: "...You have shirts?"
Wolfman: "That's what I heard." .oO(...though I wonder if he only offers expensive ones...)
Alexia: "What kinds?"
Dr. Archellago: "An office? Maybe... but... shirts."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a rack with various shirts and pants.
Dr. Archellago: "We have... Tektite hide... Ganondorf armor... Fire-resistant Dodongo armor..."
Wolfman: "Anything more... well, ordinary?"
Dr. Archellago: "Wolfos Hide..."
Alexia: "How much are they?"
Dr. Archellago: "Ordinary... hmmm... They range from 50,000 to 1 million... I only have the best."
Dragoshi: "What do those four do anyway...?"
Traon: "So Garrick, I was thinking of adding a scythe blade to my weapon, and also lacing the scythe blade and the original blade of my weapon with some potent poison. Theres some other features I'd like to add, but I'm still thinking on them." he shrugs and continues following Garrick up the mountain.
Wolfman whispers to Alexia: "I suspect his stuff is expensive."
Julian: *Waits for the shrt talk to end so he can get back to the finding of the million coins...*
Dr. Archellago: "Allows you to jump high, cast dark magic, take fire without dying, and also gain powers in the full moon. Also, we have on sale the plain white T-shirt. Rugged construction. Possibly worn by some sort of cleric. Blue designs on it. Only 5,000 coins."
Wolfman: "No side effects or anything involving that shirt, correct?"
Dr. Archellago: "Indeed."
Alexia: "Mind if I take a look at it first?"
Wolfman has no problems with that idea.
Julian: "What're the prices for the others?"
Wolfman only hopes Archel doesn't mind.
Dr. Archellago: "You may look at it. Also... 50,000, 1 million, 700,000, and 50,000."
Julian: "Hmmm... I'll take the Wolfos hide."
Alexia looks for the plain white one.
Metal Man (GM): Alexia sees it at the right end of the rack. It has blue sphere-shaped outlines.
Dr. Archellago: "That will be 50,000 coins."
Alexia tosses 5000 coins to Archellago and slips on the new shirt.
Julian: "You take debi-...righ'. Forgot." *ANGER, reach into back pocket for spontaneously appearing bag of 50k coins, which he takes out and hands over to the good Doctor.*
Metal Man (GM): It feels very comfortable. *One objective completed!*
Dragoshi: "...I'll take the Tektite hide." *Shells out 50k for it.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian gets the stylish fur. And Dragoshi gets the Tektite thing.
Alexia stares at Julian. "...You're wearing a wolf hide?"
Dragoshi: *Slips it on.*"I feel like I could jump over bigger gaps..."
Wolfman turns to Dahl. "Any of these that you want?"
Julian: *Shrugs.* "Not yet." *Julian packs it away in inventory space.* "Gonna make some alterations when we get back."
Alexia: "...What's this shirt made of, anyways?"
Dragoshi: "...Speaking of things that'd need alterations. I still need to fix that cloaking device I got from a LONG while ago."
Alexia: "Feels great."
Julian: "Talk to Garrick about it... in 'bout 6 months."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Metal Man (GM): Now; for the couch.
Alexia: "...Anybody need a dustrag?" *holds up the 60 remaining percent of her old shirt.*
Julian: "Now, if I could see you in yo' office, I'd like to talk over this couch business."
Wolfman: "Can I tag along Julian?"
Dr. Archellago: "Of course." He walks into his office.
Julian: *Julian heads in after Archie, ignoring Wolf's question.*
Dragoshi: "Sure. I could always use something for room cleaning." >_>;;
Alexia: "It's yours." *tosses it to Drag.*
Dr. Archellago: "Now... what do you wish?"
Wolfman just waits in the "Lobby."
Julian: "First off, I'd like to thank you for takin' time outta your day to talk to me. Second, the couch ain't exactly on my mind right now."
Dr. Archellago: "Then what is?"
Julian: "'Bout 17-18 years ago, 1000 coins were handed over to someone, when they wasn't supposed to get it. Now, this coinage came from the Questers, an' figuring in 17-18 years worth of inflation, that 1000 coins are valued at a cool one mil today."
Dr. Archellago: "I see?"
Julian: "My job right now's to get that money back. An' I figure you as a prime suspect. So if I could get a look at yo' financial records..."
Dr. Archellago: "I have never seen any such thing, though." He takes out his... mostly empty... financial records. "Even back then, I never sold anything in that range."
Julian: "You never sold anythin' for more than 1000 coins back 'fore Inflationmania ran wild?"
Dr. Archellago: "No, most of my products were worth more, not less, than that. The cheapest I sold then was worth 2,000. I lowered my prices later once the wealthy aristocrats from Hyrule Castle town found somewhere nearby to shop."
Julian: "Did you ever get 1000 coins from somethin' OTHER than a sale?" *Julian's got his Dex open and is using it as a recorder for future reference, BTW.*
Dr. Archellago: "No. I never really worked for anyone, and nobody just gave me money."
Julian: "You got any other idea who MIGHT? Anyone else 'sides you in this town that deals in stuff that'd cost 1000 coins back then?"
Dr. Archellago: "I only know that there is someone who lives here who knew the Questers. In an old, deserted house nearby. He's also the only person besides Link to climb Death Mountain and survive."
Julian: "An' his name would be..."
Dr. Archellago: "Aribar."
Dr. Archellago: "Do you, perhaps, know that name?"
Julian: "Gimme a minute here..." .oO(...what. *EXPLOSION*) *eye twitch.* "Yeah, I do."
Dr. Archellago: "Now... do you need a couch?"
Julian: "I think. Let's head back out onto the floor. Thanks for your time." *Click, turns off recorder and places Dex back in his pocket.*
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago walks out.
Dr. Archellago: "So, we have discussed... the couch, remains to be bought. Unless you don't need one?"
Julian: *Julian walks out after him.* "Remember, we're ALL pickin' up the tab for this."
Wolfman: "...Dragoshi, you can keep your ice powers."
Dragoshi: "Of course."
Wolfman feels a little better. "Which one did you have in mind Julian?"
Julian: "Frankly? The first one. When the hell we gonna have trouble with ice on the couch?"
Wolfman: "...wait a second. Dr. Archel, do you mean ice attacks, or even something as simple as a fallen ice cube that can take out the couch?"
Dr. Archellago: "Ice cubes are most destructive."
Wolfman: .oO(...you can't even enjoy a cold drink! Panzer would hate it... where is she anyway?)
Julian: "Jus' don't be a clumsy muthafucka an' spill yo' drink, an' we won't have any problems...'Cause if you do, you're payin' for it."
Wolfman: "...I understand that you always pride yourself on high quality materials. Are there any other places with couches? ...not counting Transylvania, of course."
Dr. Archellago: "Deep under the sea, ancient Zoras create the finest couches ever made."
Wolfman: "We're not after fine couches. Just a decent, durable couch."
Dr. Archellago: "There might be a couch dealer in Toad Town, but that place keeps on exploding."
Wolfman: "I know who you are talking about."
Dr. Archellago: "They also had trouble with a man who ate couches."
Wolfman: "His name is... wait. Who ate couches there?"
Dr. Archellago: "All black armor... spoke to almost nobody... and he was like a machine. He also ate houses."
Julian: "We took him out."
Wolfman: .oO(...for good?)
Julian: "So are we buyin' this couch or not?"
Wolfman: "...I'd rather check out Toad Town first. If it helps, I know of the shop he is talking about it."
Julian: "No. I ain't steppin' foot in Toad Town, 'less it blow up the second I walk in."
Wolfman: "Then you don't have to step inside. I do work for the Taxi service there."
Julian: "We're takin' the first couch." *How many people are there?*
Dr. Archellago: "There might be a couch dealer on the moon, too."
Julian: "Okay, 3 of us, 300k couch... Cough up the 100k, you two."
Wolfman: "Julian, with all due respect, I'd rather shop around. Besides, I can do the scouting for you in Toad Town."
Julian: "...Look, let's vote on it. All in favor of buyin' THIS couch, raise yo' hand." *Raises his.*
Dr. Archellago: "You seemed interested in... Aribar. Do you want to see him? After you buy the couch?"
Wolfman keeps his paws down, AND tail. He almost... well, lies down.
Dragoshi: "..." *Doesn't raise his hand.*
Wolfman: "You're outvoted."
Julian: "All against..."
Wolfman snaps back up.
Dragoshi: *Raises his hand on the 'all against' part.*
Julian: "I see 1 hand. We got a tie."
Wolfman raises his paw/tail/whatever for against.
Julian: *Said HAND.* "Settle this on a coin flip." *Julian digs into his back pocket, and takes out a single coin.*
Wolfman: "I don't have a hand! I have a paw!"
Julian: "Exactly. Call it in the air." *FLIP.*
Dr. Archellago: "You could always pay for it in your own money... Sawyer."
Dragoshi: "A... Flux it. Tails."
Julian: *Catch, slap on palm...* "Heads."
Dr. Archellago: "I generally only sell to people who can afford these couches. If they are beyond your means, I can..."
Dragoshi: "Well, I did used to have a 2.9 million coin bank account, but that mysteriously vanished..."
Julian: "An' that's my fault how? You wanna blame someone for it, meet up with me after the mission."
Wolfman just leaves quietly...
Dragoshi: "I know it isn't your fault. I'm just annoyed is all..."
Julian: "So let's buy this couch so we can go talk to Ari an' get outta here, then we'll beat up Garrick afterward."
Wolfman is outside, and gives Metal a call through the Dex. "Wolfman, calling Metal Man. Do you copy?"
Dragoshi: "...right. Let's just buy the couch and talk to... wai... Nevermind. How much was it for the couch again?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "???"
Dragoshi: "...That'd pretty much slay my coins." *Has 292,801 coins. >_>;;* *wallet.
Wolfman: .oO(...huh? What's going on?) *tries again.*
Julian: "An' that's why we split it 3 ways. 'Sides, when was the last time you actually bought somethin'?"
Wolfman: "Wolfman, calling Metal Man. Do you copy?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "Uh... yes."
Dragoshi: "Well, I was planning on-Sod it."
Wolfman: "Julian is handling things worse than expected, and he doesn't want to check out a possibly better deal for couches in Toad Town. He also seemingly rigged a poll so that I couldn't influence it. Is there any way I can be warped over to Toad Town quickly so I can get that better couch deal?"
Julian: "Look, you put up 100k. I'll go talk to Wolf to see if he's contributin' to the 'Buy Us A Couch' fund, an' put up the rest if he ain't."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Yes. But first, gnaw on his shins."
Wolfman: "METAL!" *screamed that... those in the shop would most likely have heard that.*
Metal Man: (Dex) "What? That's what I'd do. I have these killer steel teeth, too."
Dragoshi: "...Ya know what? Screw this." *Heads on out, following Wolf.*
Wolfman: "...I will do the gnawing later."
Metal Man: (Dex) "I have the warp open right next to your position..."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* A portal appears to Toad Town.
Wolfman looks to Dragoshi. "I got us a warp to Toad Town: follow me."
Julian: "...The hell's wrong with him?"
Wolfman enters the warp, hoping Dragoshi will follow.
Dragoshi: "..." *Puts hood of his cloak up, and enters the warp, following after Wolf.*
Dr. Archellago: "You could always buy it with all of your money."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, with the mountain group. Traon, Dah, and Julian shove the couch uphill.
Garrick: *trekkin' up the mountain, doo doo, doo doo...*
Julian: "I'm savin' up for somethin'. Look, thanks for all of your help, an' thanks for the new threads." *shakes Archie's hand.* "Pleasure doin' business with ya." *Julian heads of of the door.*
Dahl: *Helping carry the couch.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are carrying the couch up, when they suddenly see giant red spiders. Three of them. And they're slowly hopping towards the Questers.
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps they want the couch. Perhaps they want to stomp on the Questers. Either way, they look ugly and are slowly coming towards the Questers.
Garrick: *balances the couch on one shoulder, holding it with his arm, while drawing his M150 with the other and firing a few shots.*
Dahl: *smirks and pulls her copy of the Fierce Deity sword out from it and charges forward right next to them and then Spins around quickly to try and Hit all of them with the large sword (Spinning Slash)
Garrick: *can't do much in the terms of moving, cause he's holding the couch, but he can shoot them alot... so he targets the closest one and unloads six regular shots and a Armor Piercing Round into it.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Metal Man (GM): Tektite 1 tries to leap at Garrick. *SMACK* Then it leaps at Dahl.
Traon would move two feet and then use jump with his leaping strike for the remaining tqo and strike Tektite 2.
Metal Man (GM): That Tektite is now against a wall. Tektite 2 goes to fly into Traon twice. Tektite 3 goes for Garrick twice.
Garrick: *growls.* "C'mon, guys..."
Dahl: "Alright... lets try this then!" *She Lifts the sword and it starts to glow brightly and she swings downward hard, and it lets loose a bolt of energy Right for Tek 1.* (Energy Bolt)
Metal Man (GM): Tek 1 is out of range. Dahl hits Tek 2.
Dahl: *she grunts as she sets the sword on her shoulder and raises her free hand up~* "Foi!" *she launchs a Fire Ball at Tek 2* (Foi)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *then quickly runs back to Garrick.* "Res!" *touches his shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): It works.
Garrick: *glances to Dahl and nods with a smile before turning back to the baddies before him. Alright, he was rightly pissed off now... and seeing how he was leading this little group, he'd better set an example. With a single movement, he drops the couch onto the ground and draws the Burning Chill from the sheath on the back of his belt, swinging it into position with the M150 proped over the top.* "Alright, you wanna play? Let's go to work." *kicks forward, his sword blurring as he brings his sword down in a hacking motion to Draw and Cut the one he attacked before, then spinning around to slam the handle of his M150 into the side of it's body before leaping backward, dropping a Grenade Shot to hit all three of them at the same time.*
Metal Man (GM): Tektite 1 dies.
Traon draws his crowbar and continues his attack on Tek 2, since hes in front of it and all. He quickly brings the bar up to make his crescent slash on the Tek.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Traon looks back at Tek 3 for a second and makes a tch sound, he then focuses back on Tek 2 and starts his dance of death.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. It responds by trying to leap at Traon. This one concentrates on attacking Dahl, leaping at and then leaping back.
Dahl: *stumbles a bit and then grunts, moving a unit forward then rushing forward Then leaps up and falls down at Tek 3, swipeing down at it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *Levels a hand at Tek 3 and smirks, chanting something as 5 balls of fire form around her arm.* "Flaeli!" *the fireballs shoot out for tek 3!* (Flaeli)
Metal Man (GM): All but 1 hit.
Garrick: *makes to cover the distance in a few long strides, firing his gun six more times as he does so before bringing his leg swinging up in a wide arch and dropping it down on top of the creature with a heavy crash.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Traon now goes on his aggressive assault and continues on with his dance with death. He then draws his naginata and brings the weapon around for a charged pole strike in an attempt to knock Tek 2 off the mountain.
Metal Man (GM): It flies off the mountain. Tektite 3 attacks Traon twice.
Dahl: *Raises the sword and lets it get nice and charged up and sends the energy blade at Tek 3!* (Energy Bolt)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *then Lifts her hand and zaps the little ...Tek with a Tsu bolt!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Garrick: *lets out a growl and unloads a pair of heavy shockwaves at the damn thing, hoping to finish it off.*
Traon keeps his main weapon out and move over to the last Tektite. "Anyone up for a game of baseball? he repeats the process and goes to smack the Tek with his weapon in an attempt to send it off the mountain."
Metal Man (GM): And that one's done too. Garrick and co. had just finished slaughtering the Tektites, in their quest to carry the old couch to the top of Death Mountain. The way up is now clear to the very edge of the crater.
Dahl: "This thing is heavy." *grunts a little as she helps carry it.*
Garrick: *hoists the couch onto his shoulder and moves on up to the edge, wiping the sweat from his forehead while he does so.* "Welp, time to toss this thing..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the edge.
Dahl: "Finally... whew..."
Metal Man (GM): The crater looks fairly normal inside. It's a long way down, too. Part of this scenario makes one think they might not want to toss the couch.
Metal Man (GM): One could always use it in your own room... or sell it for cheap...
Garrick: *hesitates for a moment...*
Garrick: "...nahhh..." *with that, he moves away from the others, gets into a hammer toss spin and... WHOOSH! In it goes!*
Metal Man (GM): One couch goes flying in; it explodes at the bottom and burns up into nothing.
Garrick: "...phew... well, that's done with."
Dahl: "So now what do we do? Head back?"
Metal Man (GM): ...The volcano begins rumbling.
Garrick: *reaches into his jacket and pulls out his Dex. His own personal linkup with Nova is alright, but he should have this too.* "Metal, we tossed the cou--uh oh..."
Metal Man (GM): It appears to have not liked that... in fact, it's going to erupt soon.
Garrick: "...we... should... run now..."
Traon: "... Garrick, for some odd reason I get the feeling you shouldn't have done that."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM.*
Dahl: *nods and runs!*
Metal Man (GM): A rock flies out and explodes nearby... then another... then another...
Traon is now running back the way they had come.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers flee as the ground behind them begins to be covered in lava.
Garrick: "Go go go go!" *turns around and races back toward the town.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run on down. A few Tektites turn to see the Questers, but then they realize the volcano is erupting too, and simply follow the Questers. ...The Questers now have Tektites and Keese following them. With lava behind those enemies.
Garrick: *holds his dex up while he runs.* "Metal!"
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Dahl: *Flails as she dashes down.*
Metal Man: (Dex) "I don't like that large smoke cloud."
Garrick: "Call an alert to the other Questers! The volcano is erupting!"
Metal Man (GM): The people in the town flee. Another person atop a tower rings a bell.
Traon is still running down the mountain, completely oblivious to the things chasing them besides the lava.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run into the town... the gates close behind them.
Guard: "We have a few minutes..."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then things get weirder. The Questers are in the main square. Out of a dilapidated building comes... Aribar??????
Aribar: "Do not fear. I shall stop the eruption!"
Garrick: "...what the hell?! Ari??"
Dahl: *Skids to a stop and blinks.* "...eh?"
Aribar: "Out of my way." He walks by Garrick and points out his hand. "Terrorbolt!"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOM.* A massive bunch of rocks explode and pile up outside the walls. The lava hits it and is stopped. He then turns to the Questers.
Garrick: *lets out a breath of relief before he looks to the one armed mage.* "What are you DOING here??"
Aribar: "...What are you Questers doing here?"
Traon just stands there, clueless.
Garrick: "Uh, well, we came for several reasons..."
Aribar: "I simply retired; I occasionally visit this town. But... all you have done is nearly destroyed this place. Be thankful I fixed it..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to the guard.
Garrick: "Hey, all I did was get rid of the old couch."
Aribar: "Make sure nobody goes up that way. We don't want any burn victims."
Metal Man (GM): He leans on Moonlight, his eyes looking... hm.
Traon: "You threw it in the volcano when you could have simply just sold it and made a small profit off it." he puts his hand to his head and shakes it and them mumbles something under his breath.
Aribar: "No wonder why it erupted. Volcanoes are very temperamental... you can't go hurling garbage into them. I could have destroyed it, if that was your intention."
Garrick: "Well, we didn't know you were HERE..."
Aribar: "Dr. Archellago spoke of some Questers that were here... but they left that way."
Metal Man (GM): He points to a still-open warp... to Toad Town.
Aribar: "Odd. I remember one of them was especially angry, too."
Garrick: "...huh... that's odd... why go to Toad Town..? ...Julian went too, eh? Alright... hmm..."
Aribar: "I don't know." He looks at the mess up there. "This will take a while to clean up... Dead Tektites everywhere."
Garrick: *scratches the side of his face, then thinks.* "...hey, Ari, can I ask you something?"
Traon thinks for a moment and then pulls out his Dex. "Metal, you there?"
Aribar: "Why, yes."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Been watching the whole time."
Garrick: "How long were you in the Questers?"
Traon: "Did the other Questers complete the objective of the little money problem?"
Aribar: "Over 15 years. Quite a long time ago, in fact..."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Nope."
Dahl: *wanders on over to the warp.*
Garrick: "We've been looking for some money that went astray around that time. 1000 coins."
Metal Man (GM): He twitches at the mention of that.
Aribar: "No, I don't remember any of that."
Garrick: "...you sure? It'd be about a million by now..."
Aribar: "I could hardly afford anything... and... look at my house."
Metal Man (GM): He points to the rickety shack.
Traon: "Good cover. If I had money I'd live in a little shack myself. I don't want people knowing I have money to spend."
Aribar: "If I had that, maybe I could have more than half a door... it's bad enough when you have one arm."
Garrick: "Traon! Shut it. ...look, Metal wants the money for some renovations done to the headquarters. You don't know anything about it..?"
Traon just shrugs and crosses his arms.
Aribar: "Well... there was something about a bank... some guy named Wario..."
Garrick: "No, we know about that thousand coins. I'm talking about a thousand coins that went straight into the Stadium's budget. Apparently they got sent to here sometime in between."
Aribar: "There's two thousand coins floating around? My." He holds his one hand to his chin. "Perhaps Julian has it. He seemed to be hurling around ideas to Dr. Archellago."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago walks over.
Dr. Archellago: "Yes. He was looking at the 1-million coin line of couches. Where else would you get that but from some past windfall?"
Garrick: "...he was, was he?"
Aribar: "Nobody's had that money around here... ever. Dr. Archellago usually lives off of what he can grow and nothing else."
Garrick: "...did they purchase a couch for you, Doc?"
Dr. Archellago: "He seemed to have the money for one, but he wanted other people to help him pay, and they fled through that warp. I bet he wants to save his million for himself."
Garrick: "And he chased after them... heh... sounds like Julian." .oO(Million coins or not, there's no way Julian would spend THAT much on a couch...)
Dahl: "...Wait, someone lost 1000 coins?" *looks confused.*
Garrick: *glances to Dahl and chuckles, then shakes his head.*
Metal Man: (Dex) "Yes. We're looking for 1000 coins that were lost approximately 16-18 years ago."
Aribar: "Odd... but there's not much I know. Piffle."
Garrick: "Alright, fine. I'm guessing that the others are going to take care of it... hey, Ari. What's say you and me share some old stories, eh? We can sit down with a couple of cold ones and reflect."
Dahl: *just tilts her head.*
Aribar: "Of course... not that I drink."
Garrick: "Just an expression, bud. I can even do some fixit stuff to your house. Nothing fancy, but it wouldn't be all rickety."
Metal Man: (Dex) "...This isn't going to find the coins very fast, is it?" @_@
Traon steps over to Dahl and offers a shrug. "Don't worry, I'm just as confused as you are."
Garrick: *walks over to it with a craftsman's eye...*
Metal Man (GM): It's... crafted poorly. Almost like somebody with one arm made it.
Garrick: "...hey, Ari, take a look at this..." *is poking his head inside the house through the main door, looking at something... can't tell what...*
Metal Man (GM): He opens the half-hinged door, revealing a house with a crooked tile floor, a crooked stove, and a refrigertor with a bent handle.
Aribar: "What, exactly? I know it's all crooked. I built it myself."
Garrick: "It's right... over..." *with a gentle motion he closes the door... Ca-CLICK! He has a gun pointed at Ari.* "...here."
Metal Man (GM): There's also a living room, with, guess what, a crooked couch. He stares at it, idly.
Aribar: "I'm a Quester. You'd have to shoot me 10 times to kill me. In that time I could probably Terrorbolt you into next week. I don't really want to fight you, but if you want that, then I must..."
Garrick: "Maybe, but I've learned a good few tricks in that time. Now, you know something more than you're letting on..."
Dr. Archellago: "Now, now, there's no reason to fight."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over, with no concern for his safety, and tries to push the gun away.
Dr. Archellago: "We all know this man with the gun just wants your couch."
Garrick: *Has one rock steady gun arm, but pays the doc no mind.* "I don't want his couch! I want to know where the money is."
Dr. Archellago: "His friends are cheapskates, and he's trained in the art of destruction and stealing."
Aribar: "How could I have money?"
Garrick: "I didn't say you had it."
Metal Man (GM): He picks up the poorly mortared tile on the ground.
Garrick: "I said you knew about it."
Aribar: "I couldn't even hire somebody to do this right."
Dahl: "Ummm... you know pointing a gun at someone isn't the best way to get information..."
Aribar: "The money... the money... I said I didn't remember."
Garrick: "You're lying."
Metal Man (GM): The doctor behind Garrick pulls out a gun of his own and sticks it to Garrick's head.
Dr. Archellago: "I know where the money is." *CLICK* "But you're too stupid to ask me for it!"
Garrick: "...then why didn't you say so, doc?"
Aribar: "Aww, c'mon Doc. He's too dumb to know what's going on."
Dr. Archellago: "That money was given out long ago to research a new type of ship design."
Garrick: *with his free hand, the Burning Chill is drawn and the point pressed into his gut in a blink.* "That ship design being?"
Metal Man (GM): He knocks Garrick's sword clear into the wall.
Garrick: "...mighty fast for a couch salesman."
Dr. Archellago: "Now now, don't get uppity with me. I didn't spend the money. I found it elsewhere."
Garrick: "So you have it then..?"
Dr. Archellago: "The Archellago. Used by Denon, The Thirteen Gentlemen... Sold it to Kuja when they all died from their own stupidity."
Dahl: "Then why don't you lower the gun and be civilized about this..."
Garrick: .oO(Knew I heard his name somewhere before...)
Dr. Archellago: "Oh, nothing." He takes down his gun. "For a moment there, I thought he might be competent with his weapons. I took the money I got and spent it on myself. I kept the thousand coins from then for rainy day money. Now, I would have given it to you, but... you just went and pointed guns at people."
Garrick: "Oh, please. If I can put up with Julian's taunts, yours are nothing to me."
Dr. Archellago: "Then you tried to stab me." *shrugs.* "Maybe I'm senile and lost the money while playing bingo. Either way... even if you kill me, or him, you're not getting the money. You'll have to make it worth my while."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off, laughing.
Aribar: "Now that you've heard the story... ...I still live in this crooked mess." He hands the sword back to Garrick. "And my head is not exactly as solid as you think it is."
Garrick: *watches him go, shaking his head... taking the weapon from Ari and sheathing it.*
Dahl: "... oh boy..." *sighs.*
Aribar: "Dr. Archellago is a crazy jerk. I only live here because people have so many warrants on me. He's also an expert con man."
Garrick: "With million dollar couches, I'd say so."
Aribar: "He sold designs for a faulty ship to Kuja AND Denon, and then took out secret insurance on them. When they both exploded, he collected. Big time. I don't know what he's doing with the money now, or why he keeps your old money, but he's... ...a money-grubber. He rarely spends anything."
Traon: "Why can't people be like me and keep their weapons to themselves until they are absolutely needed?" He lets out a sigh and goes to find something to lean on.
Aribar: "He usually cons food and services from people instead of buying them."
Garrick: *turns to look out the door to the shop.* "So, in order to get the money, we have to out con the con man..."
Aribar: "In fact, those things the Questers bought are likely cursed. Julian may or may not morph into a wolf." He chuckles.
Garrick: "See, if I told him that, he's STILL try to kill me."
Aribar: "And that white shirt... was from one of Kuja's evil mages... ...So don't hurt me if you have people saying they are the second Kuja."
Garrick: "Wonderful... you get all that, Metal?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "This is more exciting than Toad News."
Garrick: "I'd get a message to the others, if I were you..."
Aribar: "Now, you can get it back... if you stop trying to kill me. I know him well. But first. Get the others back here before you have a crowd of monsters terrorizing Toad Town. And... thank heavens nobody bought Ganondorf's armor."
Garrick: "We'd appreciate the help... and... sorry about all this, Ari."
Aribar: "Any time."
Dahl: *scratches the back of her head.*
Garrick: "If you want, I'll fix up your house for free."
Aribar: "Oh, sure... ...after you stick it to the con-man. He sold me the building materials to this house." *Sighs.* "Turns out they were all slightly bent from one of Kuja's ships crashing into them a long time ago."
Garrick: "We'd be oh so happy to... c'mon, gang. Let's get the others." *turns and double times it to the Toad Town portal.*
Traon: "Hey Aribar, whats the going rate for gold around these parts?"
Aribar: "Gold is made into coins. One coin of gold is worth one coin. Yet the crazy man seems keen on using fake coins..."
Dahl: "Why not use Fake coins to buy from him then and stunt his profit..?"
Garrick: "...are you guys coming or not?!"
Traon nods and goes to the portal.
Dahl: *blinks, shrugs and heads into the portal.*
Aribar: "That might be a good id..." *He watches them leave.* "...Meh."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Wolfman, Alexia, and Dragoshi and Julian are in Toad Town.
Wolfman: "...that warp seemed longer than it should have been."
Alexia: "I have to admit, I like this new shirt."
Wolfman: "Dr. Archel was right: there is a furniture person in Toad Town. I will take us there, and get us a decent couch. Follow me."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are here, with all the different huts... but finding a store will be difficult.
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Follows.*
Alexia shrugs and follows Wolfman.
Metal Man (GM): There's around 50-something huts here, and the Toads build relatively similar-looking ones.
Wolfman: "...I know he's here somewhere..."
Alexia: "Uh... which one's the sofa store?"
Wolfman luckily has a decent nose.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers look around and find the shopping area, but the names are totally confusing to them.
Wolfman: "...I know I had the name in my head before... Lay Z something..." *goes to the nearest hut shop. Hopefully, he'll be recognized due to his work at Toad Town Taxi. He hopes the others are following him, as well.*
Metal Man (GM): "Toad Bazaar Tadworth's Supplies Tayce T.'s", are the major ones the Questers see.
Alexia is indeed, although she's lagging behind somewhat and looking around.
Wolfman: .oO(Did that much change since the Questers left for that other planet?)
Metal Man (GM): There's also a store in a normal looking wood building. It's one of Ivan's government stores.
Dragoshi: *Helps on the great couch store search.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi would notice there are several general stores here. It would be easy to just walk into any one of those and look, but unlikely to find couches in just any store.
Wolfman: "Let's try the Bazaar and work from there."
Wolfman will have to rely on the town knowing him to help now.
Metal Man (GM): The Bazaar itself has a weird, crooked sign and it looks kind of dark inside.
Wolfman walks to the bazaar.
Alexia follows Wolfman into the Bazaar, still looking around. "Man, you'd think they'd run out of store ideas."
Wolfman enters the Bazaar. "Hello: Customers are here."
Metal Man (GM): A grizzled Toad with an eyepatch sees the Questers enter. The store seems to be... filled with oddities. Rusted anchors, baskets with strange patterns on it, candlesticks... Who buys this stuff, anyway?
Wolfman walks up to the grizzled Toad. "Hello there sir: Wolfman here."
Rus. T: "Arrrr, what do ye landlubbers be doin' in my store? You haven't an inch of seafarin' experience amongst ye!"
Alexia opens one of the baskets and looks inside.
Wolfman: .oO(...well, might as well speak how he speaks.)
Rus. T: "I've sailed the single sea of Nintendus for years on end, and yet all I get arrr confused customers."
Dragoshi: "...And you'd know that, how?"
Metal Man (GM): The basket Alexia opens is empty.
Alexia: "...Huh. What's the point of an empty basket?"
Wolfman: "Arrr, we be lookin' for the finest bench that can take almost anything thrown at it."
Alexia shuts it and stands up.
Rus. T: "Arr, you come in here, and yet ye be having no Pirate gait to ye! Clearly, ye have never been to yon ocean, at least, never more than a few feet off of the shore."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi find several objects... A cannon, some cannonballs, a big barrel, and... ...a bench-style seat that was probably taken off a ship. It doesn't look very comfortable... or stable.
Nick Caligo (GM): And off to the side, a number of porcelain animals. A Hippo here, a German Shepard there...
Wolfman: "Tis true, I haven't wondered off that far. However, me mateys previous bench has had a mind 'o its own. It had to have been thrown off the plank. We be looking for a new one to replace it."
Alexia: "Hey, guys, I think I'm gonna look around outside."
Rus. T: "Arrr, ye live in houses, do ye? What kind of pirate arrr you?"
Dragoshi: *Looks at the bench style seat...* "...Nah."
Wolfman: "A former Quester pirate."
Alexia heads out of the bazaar.
Wolfman: "You can't even recognize someone that works in the same town?"
Dragoshi: *Exits out the bazaar to continue on the... Great Couch Offensive?*
Rus. T: "...Questarrs? They sail something other than the sea..." *He looks closer at Wolfman.* "I remember ye voice... but I'm afeard you were always facing the same side as me eyepatch!"
Metal Man (GM): The other Questers have left the bazaar; possibly with good reason, as a ship bench won't really work well as a couch.
Alexia then begins the hunt for a couch store.
Dragoshi: *Helps with the search.*
Wolfman: "Well, would ye know where one could find a bench with animal coverings or leather or any other such material built in on it?" .oO(If this doesn't work, then I'm off to another store.)
Rus. T: "Arrr. Somewhere nearby... but I don't really see a need for one of dem. They be dangerous on the high sea!"
Wolfman: "They be for me and me mateys." .oO(...why am I still speaking like Rus. T?) "Can you be more specific as to where nearby?"
Rus. T: "Yarr, but I do not keep track of such things... and your mateys have abandoned ship!"
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile, outside.* The other Questers have located another shop a bit further away...
Wolfman: "...thank you then. Arrr... gh." *leaves the store, catches up.*
Alexia: "Looks promising."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman manages to leave the store in the nick of time to catch up to the others.
Alexia runs over to that shop.
Wolfman follows Alexia quickly.
Dragoshi: *Walks on over to said shop. Is a fast walker.* >_>;;
Wolfman: .oO(...why did I even take this mission again? And why did my intelligence chip somehow dip below normal levels again?)
Metal Man (GM): The store on the horizon has a bit more interest to it; it's a large store, possibly even a mega market of some kind. It appears to be called "Big T's Bargain Festival"... ...what a horrible name. As for Wolfman, perhaps the salty atmosphere in the store corroded his memory circuits.
Alexia: "...That name STINKS."
Metal Man (GM): The doors are the automatic opening kind.
Dragoshi: *Walks through the doors.*
Alexia: "Oh, well. Maybe they'll have a couch in here..." *heads in.*
Wolfman enters, and immediately goes looking for Big T.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a large number of... large objects. Tables, chairs... armoires, chests, bookshelves... also big appliances. However, there is a problem. They're all Toad-sized. So while they're big, someone like Dragoshi would crush it by sitting on it.
Alexia: "..." *just turns around and walks out.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same.*
Metal Man (GM): However, a salesman sees the Questers as they go to walk out.
Wolfman: "...where is Big T?" *is not having any luck.*
Chea. T: "Hey! Hey! Come back here! We have big objects in your size!"
Wolfman would obviously hear that: he's in the store.
Alexia: "...You do?"
Chea. T: "We just don't show them up front! ...Yeah... we don't get tall people so often!"
Metal Man (GM): He appears to be honest.
Chea. T: "I can show you them... ...if you don't walk away, of course." He has a rather fake grin.
Wolfman gets a quick look at him... "...strange, I don't remember you."
Dragoshi: "...I doubt it."
Chea. T: "Oh, but I remember you! Uh... Wolfy Man Thing!"
Alexia: "...You scare me."
Wolfman: "Close enough."
Alexia continues walking out.
Chea. T: "Yeah! Uh... you and the Quiddlers!"
Wolfman: "...NOT close enough. If I can't even be remembered for what I did, or what I do, it's not worth it."
Chea. T: "But... I do have things that are your size."
Wolfman: "Let's try the next store."
Chea. T: "In fact, a man named Dr. Archellago... ...hey, come back here!"
Alexia: *Looks around again...*
Wolfman: "You know him?"
Dragoshi: *Looks around as well...*
Wolfman REALLY wonders what's going on...
Chea. T: "Of course I do! He referred you to me, I think. Although his handwriting..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a note that looks to have been written by a drunken orangutan.
Wolfman: .oO(...I didn't trust Archellago... and he knows him...)
Chea. T: "Show... Quidllers... Special... cheap... couch..."
Wolfman attempts to figure this guy out: motive detecting time.
Alexia: "Well, I don't see much. You?"
Metal Man (GM): His motive is, obviously, selling the Questers whatever the 'Special... cheap... couch...' is.
Chea. T: "Well, I need your help to drag it out. I'm too small to grab it myself."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over towards what appears to be a back room.
Wolfman still suspects something.
Metal Man (GM): He wants to sell the Questers... whatever that is. It might be dubious, it might not be. He opens the door...
Wolfman: .oO(...a look wouldn't hurt.) "I'll take a quick look at it, but don't expect me to buy it just yet."
Chea. T: "Right... just come this way!"
Wolfman: .oO(...I probably should have left.) *wants to get through this store quickly.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman enters the store... ... Inside the back room, is a normal sized couch. ...With oddly hypnotic patterns on it!
Wolfman gets a look at the couch... obviously the patterns would affect him somehow...
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman's eyes go swirly... meanwhile... The group is outside, and then Garrick n' co. warp in.
Garrick: *as soon as Garrick hops out, he immediately flips open his Dex.* "Wolf, come in!"
Metal Man (GM): No response. Garrick would also see Alexia and Dragoshi.
Garrick: "Damn..Alexia, Dragoshi? Julian??"
Dahl: *warps in and stumbles.* "Gah! " *flails and falls over.* "OOF... ...I will never get used to that" *sighs and sits up.*
Garrick: "There they are... ALEXIA! DRAGOSHI!"
Alexia: *waving to Garrick.* "Hi!"
Garrick: "Take those shirts off!"
Dahl: *sweatdrops and looks at Garrick oddly.*
Garrick: "Take them off! Quickly!!"
Dragoshi: "...Good thing I still wore my sweater under the hide." >_>;; *Kershrugs, and tries to remove the Tektite hide.*
Alexia: "...Excuse me while I go find the police."
Garrick: "...wha--oh, damn it, here."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi takes it off. Odd. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it.
Garrick: *hands Alexia his bombers jacket.* "Wear that, but take the shirt off."
Alexia: "...Garrick, now I admit I'VE done some stupid things for dubious reasons, but you just blew the lid off and kept on going."
Dahl: *Stands up and dusts herself off.* "Umm ...why do they need to remove their shirts agian?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Odd... Nothing, but, eh.)
Garrick: "Listen to me. That blasted doctor in the village is a con man that sold Kuja faulty ship parts. EVERYTHING he has is messed up material. That shirt your wearing was worn by one of Kuja's former sorcerers."
Dragoshi: "Yea. I'm wondering the same thing out of curiosity." >_>;;
Garrick: "The stuff that you and Julian bought is also cursed."
Alexia: "...Kuja wore white and blue?"
Garrick: "No, his SORCERER did!"
Dragoshi: "...And my Tektite hide is cursed, how?"
Alexia: "Wouldn't he have worn red and black or something?"
Garrick: "Look, he pointed a gun TO MY HEAD! He has the money we're looking for!"
Dragoshi: "...No. ...Huh. This has gotten weird."
Garrick: "Now stop goofing around and take it off!"
Alexia: "But it's comfy! And your reasons are insane!"
Dragoshi: "...Just freakin' do it."
Dahl: *scratches the back of her head.* "Why would someone curse a shirt?"
Dragoshi: "I don't want to be stuck here all day talking about this... Awkward subject."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers' problems, however, have just begun.
Garrick: "Would it mke any difference if I told you that ARIBAR told me they were cursed??"
Metal Man (GM): They would hear something leave the store they just left.
Alexia: "How would he even GET one of Ku--okay, now you're just being stupid."
Dragoshi: *Good thing Dragoshi took off the Tektite hide.* "...Really?"
Metal Man (GM): ...That's odd... how many couches have eyes and hypnotic patterns on them? ...And Wolfman is apparently walking alongside it... as is the salesman.
Garrick: *has his back to this.* "Really! Damn it, trust me!"
Wolfman is walking... zombie like... "..."
Alexia: *casually looks at the couch.* "...THE COUCH IS COMING BACK FOR REVENGE!"
Alexia flings two Mindblasts at it and runs away screaming, dropping the jacket.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* *BOOM.* Garrick would hear those mindblasts hit something behind him. And for some reason, it sounds like a couch.
Garrick: "Wha..." *turn.* "...holy crap!"
Dahl: "...ummm" *glances to Wolfman.* "...what?"
Chea. T: "You must buy this couch! It demands to be purchased!"
Dragoshi: "Okay, and I thought glitch monsters were ridiculous."
Wolfman: *monotone.* "Buy..."
Garrick: "What the hell is going on?!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Attempts to understand Chea. T's motive.*
Metal Man (GM): He's evil and wants to mind control Dragoshi... ...why would he trust an insane Toad with a hypnocouch next to him in the first place?
Wolfman: *monotone.* "Buy the couch..."
Metal Man (GM): Either way, Wolfman is apparently being mind-controlled by the couch.
Dragoshi: "...Uhh... First, hell no. Secondly, that couch looks like it's screwing with Wolf's mind."
Garrick: "Then we blow it up and get Alexia to take off her shirt!"
Garrick: *swipes up his jacket, pulling it on before drawing steel.* "SHUT UP! I know it sounds weird!"
Wolfman: *monotone.* "Remove shirts later. Buy couches now."
Dragoshi: *Readies his sword...*
Dahl: "Garrick ...oh never mind" *sighs and draws the Fierce Deity Sword.*
Wolfman gets a look at the Questers... who will help pay?
Garrick: "Watch the couch blow up when we tear it in two and Toad Town go up in flames. Again."
Wolfman looks to Dragoshi. *monotone.* "Help buy the couch." *rushes to Dragoshi, performs two claw swipe attacks, then does a Rocket Boost style attack (think Fire Fox, UP+B)
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. A crit.
Dragoshi: *Gets struck by the fir-what the Christ.* *Hit, miss, hit.*
Garrick: "Couch go first!" *he clears the distance to the couch in two quick moves before Draw n Cutting it twice over, then blasting it repeatedly with his gun before leaping back.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit but two.
Dragoshi: "...What's up with the destruction of furniture, recently?" >_>;; "But, anyway..." *Dragoshi extends his arms to the sides after moving 1 foot closer to the couch, one claw holding the sword, the other ready to claw at it... Then, he starts spinning and spinning like a madman, attempting to carve as many sword and claw wounds into the couch as possible before tiring out and stopping his insane game of 'Will it Blend?'* (Tornado Barrage AKA Modified Swipe x5. >_>)
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Chea. T: "Your resistance is only denying you HUGE savings!"
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi stops his spinning dewm attack, and gets back into stance, panting slightly from pulling that off.*
Dahl: *levels her arm at the couch and smirks.* "Foi!" *launches a fire ball at it!* (foi)
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Dahl: *then rushes over to it and tries to use her energy Control on it!*
Metal Man (GM): It manages to block... barely. It's enchanted.
Dahl: *blinks.* "...Darn! Almost!"
Traon is just plain confused on whats going on, but he nonetheless pulls out his good ol' crowbar and goes at the couch. He brings his weapon up quickly for a upward slash, his crescent slash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hypnocouch is knocked back... not at all. The couch glows evilly, and then it fires an exploding footrest (which it seemingly spit out of thin air) at Dragoshi's head. *BLAM* Then it floats off the ground, and tries to crash into Traon, Dahl, and Garrick.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Damn couches.)
Garrick: *grunts as it smashes into him.
Wolfman: *monotone.* "The couch loves you. Buy it."
Metal Man (GM): It then lands on the ground...
Metal Man (GM): Chea T takes out a price gun and leaps at Traon, snarling.
Traon: "I just... got hit... by a couch."
Metal Man (GM): Then he tries to repeatedly stick prices to Traon's face, trying to smack him. He then leaps back and takes out a scanner and aims it at Dragoshi's eyes.
Metal Man (GM): *TSSEEER* The red light blinds Dragoshi!
Traon is priced. "Thats it! I'm never going to a furniture store again!"
Wolfman has a golden opportunity... he uses all of his power... *not monotone.* "BUY!" He gives a huge howl... but it's not the same type. He somehow casts a huge sphere of energy around him instead. It's a different type of pure energy attack... similar to what he learned from Zero, it's the Wolfkahouha.
Metal Man (GM): *Booom.*
Wolfman is a bit too tired to move from his current position.
Garrick: *grunts and backs up from the shot, wiping the blood coming out of the corner of his mouth.* "You still got it, Wolf... I'd love to put a few rounds into you... but gotta focus on the couch!" *with that, he sends a pair of burning and freezing shockwaves from his sword, flying toward it.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: "..." *Tries to take away that scanner thing from Chea. T, so he doesn't pull that annoying trick again.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi manages to steal it.
Dragoshi: *Okay, good. Dragoshi puts that away, and ends his turn there so he can let the blindness subside on it's own.* @_@
Dahl: *Goes for the Energy Control on the couch again!*
Metal Man (GM): Dahl attempts to control the couch... nada.
Dahl: *growls and tries again!*
Metal Man (GM): That couch isn't gonna run out of luck all that...
Traon goes on the aggressive and starts his dance with death against the couch.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Traon then tries Dahl's idea of Energy Control on the couch. Why not?
Metal Man (GM): Traon becomes a couch slave. I guess that's why not. :p
Wolfman: *monotone.* "Make him buy."
Metal Man (GM): The Hypnocouch runs up and tries to... bite... Dragoshi. *BITE*.. ...and it eats 3000 coins!
Dragoshi: *...First he's eaten by a-...You basteecheo.*
Metal Man (GM): Then it spits out a small array of paintings which explode at Garrick. Chea. T takes out the keys to the store and goes to beat Dragoshi with them.
Dragoshi: *hit, hit, hit, miss, crit, miss, hit.*
Wolfman thinks that Dragoshi is a bit weak... but how weak? He decides... to give Dragoshi a dex scan.
Dex: "...DING! Dragoshi. HP: 440/625. STR: 2. END: 16. SPD: 20. MNT: 8. AC: 28. *Etc.* http://www.metalman88.com/char.php?name=Dragoshi The second most powerful Quester (may be first most powerful; unknown.) Posesses the ability to steal things. Apathetic most of the time. Be careful when fighting him. End of entry."
Wolfman: "...I'll make you pay later." *goes to scan Garrick as well.*
Dex: "...DING! Garrick Fy'arr. HP: 225/395. STR: 10. END: 6. SPD: 9. MNT: 5. AC: 17. *Etc.* http://www.metalman88.com/char.php?name=Garrick_Fyaar An older Quester. He carries a number of weapons. He is known for pointing guns first, asking questions some time a year later. Prone to attacking people to get information; knowledgeable in a number of techniques. Beware his cursed Magitek. End of Entry."
Wolfman: "...I'll see about rolling back prices for you."
Metal Man (GM): The couch is about half-way dead, full of rips and tears.
Garrick: "Oh, shut up, Wolf." *is still on the couch, nailing it with a pair of Draw and Cuts before unloading another Shockwave.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. CRIT, even. Then another crit! The couch gets owned by a cut and then a shockwave. That's gotta hurt. Of note; Traon is brainwashed by the Couch.
Dragoshi: *Tries to heal Traon with one of his four Trimates. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi heal all of Traon's HP. It also removes the mind-control.
Dragoshi: "...There we go." *He then proceeds to face the couch, and...* *And a Black Dog pops out of the randomly appearing vortex and proceeds to try and tear the couch apart! Oh, the furniture related inhumanity!* "...Damn. Didn't expect that." *Blinks. And tries the randomness again...* *And a mech crashes down from the sky, takes Dragoshi's machinegun, and opens fire on the couch!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then proceeds to take his machinegun back, ready his sword, and strike the couch down another peg with a Modified Flipkick!*
Dahl: *because she is stubborn she will try to Energy Control it one last time~*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman is freed from the Couch's control.
Wolfman shakes his head, and optics... like a dog. "...huh? Did we find the couch yet?"
Dragoshi: "...Wolf. You just got mind controlled by a bloody couch."
Wolfman gets a quick look at the scene. "...no comment."
Dragoshi: *Points to the Hypnocouch that's had the bajeezus beaten out of it, and is still prolly' standing. >_>;;*
Metal Man (GM): It is sitting, actually.
Dahl: *Smirks then and Raises the sword and lets the sword glow.* "Heh now to finish this stupid thing off! ...HYYYA!" *swings the sword and lets the energy blade fly for it ...and what the heck... add a Sunder on it.*
Metal Man (GM): *Whiff.*
Dahl: *sweatdrops.* "...crap."
Metal Man (GM): Traon is no longer mind controlled. Couch is nearly dead.
Traon: "Damn couch. Lets end it." once again he goes on the aggressive, only this time he doesn't do his dance. He draws a sharp edge of the bar across his arm to draw blood and then forms that blood into a blade. He then rushes the couch and makes a vertical slash with the crowbar and a horizontal slash with the blood blade. *then goes about doing his dance with death.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit miss miss. The couch powers up... ...and then explodes. Chea T. falls over... his eyes look more normal now.
Wolfman looks to Chea T.
Dragoshi: "...looks like you were right, Garrick." o_o "The couch did explode."
Wolfman: *talking to the others.* "Was he affected by the couch as well?"
Dragoshi: "Apparently so."
Traon: "My decision still stands. I'm never going into a furniture store again."
Wolfman: "...what about Archellago?"
Chea T.: "...Woah... that Dr. Archellago... he said he'd give me a deal on a couch..."
Dahl: "Evil couches... what next?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks at the flaming crater.
Chea T: "..."
Dragoshi: "You just got scammed into buying a couch. ...That hypnotized you."
Chea T: "So... uh... you want a couch too? He did say you wanted one."
Wolfman: "That also hypnotized me... at least, according to them?"
Chea T: "And I mean a normal couch... not the... crazy... hypnotizing ones."
Wolfman: "...how do I know you can actually sell us a normal couch?"
Dragoshi: "Sure. Just as long as they're able to, yanno... Not get crushed under my weight." >_>;;
Chea T: "You blew up the crazy one."
Traon levels up!
Wolfman: "And not have it be affected by random elements such as ice, darkness, etc."
Chea T: "Also, Dr. Archellago is... yeah. Apparently a con man, as he sold me this couch for cheap... probably because he wanted it to destroy you."
Wolfman: "We already had a couch that was in a destroying mood: we just got rid of it."
Dragoshi: "If he's a con-man, then..." .oO(He might be loaded! I could steal some cash from him!)
Chea T: "Okay then, I'll get you a good couch, but I need a favor."
Garrick: "That being..?"
Dragoshi: *Oh crap, there goes the 'thief' aspect of Dragoshi's mind.* "Favor being...?"
Dahl: "Tha- ...What he said..."
Chea T: "I paid that man a lot of money earlier, and he never returned it to me. He also bought several of my things with. ...brass money. He's unlikely to stay in one place for long, so you better get him before he can escape."
Dragoshi: "...Fake money? 'Kay."
Chea T: "Yes. Fake money. All kinds of fake money. Some of them even said "In Suckers We Trust."
Wolfman: "Well, we do need a fast ride..."
Chea T: "I bit one of them and chipped a tooth. Rather abnormal for gold..."
Wolfman shouts out loud: "TAXIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman's voice is heard for miles.
Dahl: *yelps and covers her ears.*
Metal Man (GM): ... ...nobody comes.
Wolfman is trying to summon his Toad Town Taxi...
Chea T: "...You do know that taxis generally can be phoned in, right?"
Wolfman: "...since when did Toad Town Taxi not come to the yell of the Taxi?!?!?"
Dragoshi: "..." >_>;;
Chea T: "They got rid of that system after the entire city became swamped with people screaming that."
Wolfman: "...I was never told of that during orientation! And I work tehre!" .oO(...I'm starting to wonder which job is more zany.) *just calls them through Smash Dex then.*
Garrick: "Let's just open a warp to the town already..."
Wolfman: "You do the warp: I'm getting the Taxi to help out just in case you guys are a little late."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman goes to call them. Metal is still on the comms, having never been disconnected.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Ow... my ears... Uh... yeah... warp..."
Dahl: *walks over and baps Wolfman Lightly.* "That hurts you know" *pouts cutely.*
Metal Man (GM): A warp appears.
Wolfman just shrugs, trying to reach TTT fast enough.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman get an automated machine.
Dragoshi: *Enters ZA WARUPO.*
Wolfman just speed dials to the part where he leaves a message.
Answering Machine: "Press 1 if you need a taxi to come to the moon. Press 2 if you are being attacked by giant spiders. Press 3 if you want to join Toad Town Taxi. Press 4 if you wish to know where we are."
Metal Man (GM): *Several button presses later.*
Dahl: *heads into the warp.*
Wolfman: .oO(...They've never been THIS bad!)
Answering Machine: "110010101010101010101. 1011 1 01 101010101!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Wolf realizes the dex isn't equipped for this kind of calling, but only after the screen overflows with 1s and 0s.
Wolfman: "... ...Chea, you call em!" *hops in the warp!*
Chea T: "...Yes... ...yes I will." *Slowly backs away.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear at Kakariko town... they see there's been a sort of a ruckus. The door to Dr. Archellago's house lays open.
Dahl: *blinks and looks around.* "...whats going on now?"
Metal Man (GM): It's odd, too, as earlier he was sort of secretive. Few people are here; the house 'Aribar' was in remains silent and crooked. The Questers see the cooled lava flows higher up the mountain.
Dragoshi: "...I don't know, but it prolly' isn't good." *Also, Dragoshi checks out that house, out of-...He then notices the volcano.* "...I don't remember the volcano being active."
Wolfman really is unsure what's going on... something is hopefully in the air. He smell/motives it.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk to the house. It's strangely bare inside. Wolfman smells the motive of sulfur. Ick. rotten eggs. There's a single note laying in the middle of the 'showroom'...
Wolfman: "...okay, I did sense something stinked, but why am I smelling sulfur?"
Dex: "The volcano nearby..."
Wolfman listens to the Dex. "In short Metal."
Dragoshi: *Walks over to the note...*
Metal Man: (Dex) "I'm not the dex, but the volcano did just erupt. Sulfur is a common mineral around volcanoes."
Metal Man (GM): The note looks old...
Dragoshi: *Reads it... But, without picking it up.* >_>;;
Wolfman decides to try something more useful... see if he can use GPS to track down Archellago... hopefully without him knowing. Hopefully the Dex does have that function.
Note: 'I, Dr. Archellago, accept 1000 coins from the Stadium to develop new technology.' This is what was missing, clearly.
Metal Man (GM): Archellago isn't wearing a GPS beacon on his head, hence Wolfman can't magically find him. He can just pick up the note.
Wolfman just shrugs, then turns to Dragoshi. "What's the plan?"
Dragoshi: *Picks up the note, and shows it to Wolf...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi picks it up... ...There's a string on it... *Snap.* Dr. Archellago's house explodes with all of the Questers in it, or around it... and the note is charred black.
Dahl: *dead, yay.*
Dragoshi: *Good thing Dragoshi has good memory. :p*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see Dr. Archellago flying away in some sort of prototype ship.
Dragoshi: *Revives anyways.*
Wolfman would call that... instant death. *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Traon is still alive. "This is why you check for traps. Good job."
Dr. Archellago: "Ha ha ha! It'll take more than that to catch me, Questers!" *Flies away at incredible speeds.*
Wolfman will be revived in about 20 seconds or so.
Dragoshi: "Anyway..." *Tries to zoom after Archellago at max speed.* *Oh, wait... He's flying.*
Metal Man (GM): Not only is he flying, he flies up and away. And at ship speeds... he's likely to hit outer space.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Dang it! I'm tracking him, but he just suddenly escaped radar!"
Dragoshi: "...of course."
Garrick: "I'm on him. NOVA! Launch the Dauntless!"
Wolfman would have probably come back via Melee Platform by now.
Garrick: "Metal, a warp onto the bridge would be appreciated..."
Nova: "The Dauntless has been launched, but the target has vanished from radar... it was last traveling 1000 miles per hour. Finding it would be nearly impossible at this point."
Dahl: *aaand is back.* "Ugh... why that little..."
Wolfman is back...
Garrick: "...what's the call, Metal? Track him or no?"
Wolfman: "...okay, what did I miss within the past thirty seconds or so?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "The window for chasing him was occupied by you exploding."
Garrick: "...alright... dock again, Nova... sorry."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Still... uh... ...hmmm... you can still get a couch, right?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. We can still do that."
Wolfman: "If we're lucky."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Plus you found out what happened to the coins... technically he didn't take it with him."
Wolfman: "It depends on how nice Chea is after we inform him of this."
Metal Man (GM): A warp back to Toad Town appears.
Dragoshi: *Enters the warp.*
Dahl: *Heads in!*
Metal Man (GM): WARP.
Wolfman follows along.
Metal Man (GM): Chea T. is outside, with a couch.
Chea T.: "...By the sound of that explosion, he got away, didn't he?"
Wolfman: "He did."
Dragoshi: "Sadly, yes."
Chea T: "I guess you'll have to pursue him later." He points to the... normal couch. "This is a mere 10,000 coins."
Wolfman: "I'll pay for it."
Chea T: "I think you deserve to buy it, since, you put up with me hitting you and all."
Wolfman pays the 10K... there goes 2 months or so of working at Toad Town Taxi.
Traon: "You labeled me..." he then finished off peeling the last price label off his face.
Wolfman: .oO(...if I ever deserve to work there again.)
Metal Man (GM): Mission Completed.
Dahl: "At least you didn't kill us " *she giggles a little.*
Metal Man (GM): And the warp to HQ appears.
Wolfman stands by the couch. "I could use some help with lifting this."
Dragoshi: *Helps with the lifting.*
Traon helps as well.
Dahl: *Helps with the couch.*
Wolfman stands in the middle, using his back to help. "Thanks again Chea. Questers... let's get home." He commands everyone to enter the warp.
Traon has no choice but to go in the warp since he's helpin with the couch.
Dragoshi: *Follows, doing the same.*
Dahl: *heads into the warp~*