Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 375: Maester's Death

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Date: June 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2007.
Wolfman is in R&R.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at HQ. Metal Man looks over some files in a melancholy way. He stares out a nearby window.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm?"
Dahl: *wanders on in, in her cloak and all, stretching a bit.*
Metal Man (GM): Big Room.
Wolfman eventually makes his way to the Big Room...
Metal Man: "I have looked, and looked. And Dr. Archellago has yet evaded us still... the rock busted."
Wolfman: .oO(...too quiet. Metal probably needs us soon.)
Leo: *walks into the big room.*
Dragoshi: "...The what busted?"
Garrick: *moves into the Big Room as well.* "The who now?"
Leo: "Hmmm?"
Metal Man: "The phylactery. The device which held that ghost in this world."
Dragoshi: "Ah, yes. That."
Garrick: "...didn't we need to use the hammer in Death Mountain for that?"
Wolfman: "It is destroyed now, right?"
Dahl: *tilts her head.*
Metal Man: "Destroyed, yes. We already found a way, Garrick."
Garrick: "...why didn't people tell me this?" *grumbles.* "I would have liked to see that smithing room..."
Wolfman: "We didn't go to the Death Mountain Core. Most of us wouldn't have even made it to the smithing room."
Leo: "I thought you did?"
Dragoshi: "You'd have to swim through lava to do that, though, Garrick." :/
Leo: "...And I think that would have hurt... badly."
Garrick: "...couldn't we have just warped through it?"
Dragoshi: "...Doubt it."
Wolfman: "Even you know the warps aren't 100%."
Metal Man: "Anyway, we have ourselves another mission. Just give me a second." *Rummages...*
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
Dahl: " ...huh.."
Garrick: *hrms, pondering...*
Wolfman wonders where we'll be going this time. "Anyone want to predict what we do this time around?"
Dragoshi: "Nah."
Wolfman: .oO(...alright, given everything...)
Garrick: "You can never predict these things."
Wolfman: "That might be true, but what's wrong with trying?"
Garrick: "Nothing at all. You'll just guess wrong, most likely."
Metal Man: "Actually, it is fairly predictable."
Wolfman: "...we have to rescue princess Peach?"
Metal Man: "Dr. Archellago and the Destroyer are our only two priorities left."
Dragoshi: "...Not that kind of predictable, Wolf. 'Sides..."
Metal Man: "Dr. Archellago would be the mission, but he's hiding as usual. But we got ourselves... a contact... who says he can tell us what's going on."
Dahl: "Oh?"
Dragoshi: "I doubt there's anyone that'd even bother with kidna-Seriously?"
Metal Man: "And all that Atlantean material you picked up had enough extras to please him. His only demand was that you meet where he chose... ...And it ain't pretty."
Garrick: "Just give us the location."
Wolfman: "Then where is the ugliness?"
Dragoshi: "...Okay. Where'd he choose? That one place at Death Mountain?"
Metal Man: "The ruins of Nova's module in the Magnetic wastelands."
Dragoshi: "...Ah."
Dahl: "...Nova ?"
Wolfman: "...that's ugly alright."
Metal Man: "Nova was an artificial intelligence of sorts. It had a computer backup there. Long ago, it was blown up. Then, recently, an evil virus escaped it and nearly destroyed the world."
Garrick: "And he's now the main operating system and AI for the Dauntless."
Dahl: *ears twitch.* "Oh.."
Metal Man: "Anyway, this guy knows it exists, which means he may be questionable."
Garrick: "Avon, perhaps?"
Wolfman: "However, we don't have much of a choice, do we?"
Metal Man: "I dunno. Either way, you got the materials, and a warp... and... no choice, yes. This guy's a one-time offer. And possibly our only hope."
Garrick: "Well, we'd better take it then."
Dragoshi: "Meh... Might as well take up the offer, then."
Leo: "Yeah..."
Wolfman just grunts in approval.
Dahl: "alright."
Wolfman: "Anything else we should be aware of before we head into the warp?"
Metal Man: "You may wind up fighting this guy."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Garrick: "Think I should warm the Dauntless up?"
Metal Man: "Whoever he is a major creep. He claims to have sat on the sidelines while Kuja and the earlier Questers fought. Not necessary. Our warps here are very fast."
Wolfman: "Would I recognize him?"
Leo: "..."
Metal Man: "Perhaps."
Dahl: "...really ..."
Garrick: "...yeah, I'm guessing Avon."
Metal Man: "Oh, yes. Even as the world burned, he twiddled his thumbs."
Leo: "Sounds like a twit."
Metal Man (GM): The warp out appears.
Garrick: *stands, looking at his worn jacket.* "...I need to get a new jacket. This one is getting old."
Metal Man: "I like old jackets, myself."
Dragoshi: "...Oh! On an unrelated note... Whatever happened to SPONGE, anyway?"
Garrick: "Yeah, but how it's lived up to all the fighting is a flippin' odd thought."
Wolfman: "Let's worry about nostalgia later."
Leo: "...SPONGE?"
Garrick: "Don't ask."
Wolfman starts heading to the warp.
Garrick: *shoves his hands into his pockets and walks through the warp.*
Leo: "Ehh..." *walks into the warp.*
Metal Man: "What a weird acronym... uh... someone would have to remind me what that is."
Dahl: *blinks and heads into the warp~*
Dragoshi: "A spaceship."
Wolfman: *warped.*
Metal Man (GM): Magnetic Waste, Late at Night. It's dark. The Auroras are going on.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi follows into the warp as well... So he'd appear slightly later than the others. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see clearly Nova's ruined module, and the footsteps of Locos and the old troopers back when there too. Also, the old suits of Kuja soldiers.
Wolfman gets a look at the area... and tries to recall old memories.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear a click, and a red eye lights up in the dark. It looks sinister.
Wolfman: .oO(...Locos... you were an interesting Quester. Why did you... hold that thought.)
???: "So, you finally came..."
Dragoshi: *Looks at the red eye.* "And, I presume you're our contact?"
???: "Heh heh heh heh heh heh... yes... yes I am."
Wolfman looks to the 'contact'...but says nothing yet.
Garrick: "Come out of the darkness and show yourself."
Leo: *does the same.*
???: "I just got a hold of some interesting information, and judging by the material you have here, you are very interested. Oh, no, mon ami. I cannot do that."
Dahl: *lets her arms slip under her cloak and mutters.*
Wolfman: "Garrick, this is on this guy's terms."
Garrick: .oO(Mon ami..? Hmm...)
???: "My very existence is in jeopardy right now, I don't want to die before I tell you."
Garrick: "Then talk. Quickly."
Dragoshi: "...Fair enough."
Wolfman: "Alright Mr... can we call you Mr. Dark for the purpose of this meeting then?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a flare, cracks it, and hurls it to the computer. ... ...Then he turns it on.
Garrick: *makes sure he's recording this.*
Metal Man (GM): There is a vague outline, and then the computer turns on. It throws sparks.
???: "Damn it. Charles Magellean wants you all to die. He did his best to break this. I need your help. I don't want to inconvenience you... this is a very pressing matter."
Garrick: *scowls at the mention of that name..*
Wolfman: "...Charles Magellean? Wasn't he..."
Dragoshi: "Then please, do go on."
???: "This is the only computer which knows the truth. The moron blew it apart to try to stop a virus which he himself was responsible for spreading."
Dragoshi: "...The truth?" *Perks up at the mention of that.*
Garrick: "...no, he didn't."
???: "I'd kill him, but I have enough foes already." He picks up the broken monitor.
Wolfman has a slightly clearer head now. "Are we to put this computer together again?"
???: "Are you so sure? It sent me the logs." He shows a picture of Charles wrecking it after 'accidentally' beaming a virus into a suit of armor. "He didn't mean it, no, but he shouldn't have tried to break it."
Dahl: *head tilt.*
Metal Man (GM): He gives the screen to Garrick. "You're handy. Please repair it. It's just a few broken connections."
???: "I'll fix the computer itself."
Leo: *looks at the picture.* "Wow, what an idiot..."
Metal Man (GM): He stands it up and begins soldering stuff.
Wolfman: .oO(...finally said something right in awhile.)
Garrick: *scowls a bit, but takes it and flips out his Multitool!, going to work..*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick manages to fix it, but it phases a bit. Atmospheric. He takes it and puts it back, coughing. He turns it on.
Dahl: *just watches.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the Gerald-Nova corrupted thing. It moves to attack, but then they see something freakish.
Dragoshi: *Same.* "...You again?"
Leo: *watches.*
Metal Man (GM): The being takes out a disk with a weird Greek symbol on it into the computer.
Dragoshi: *Checks what symbol it is specifically...*
Metal Man (GM): Upon being inserted, the hybrid changes again... ...and obeys his every command. The greek symbol being that of Sigma.
???: "You're lucky I had this. Otherwise you'd all be dead. Now... computer, show me the truth."
Garrick: "...Sigma..."
Nova: "Er... bzz... bzt..."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Finally... The truth...)
Wolfman really gets bad memories... .oO(What's SIGMA doing here?!?!?)
Gerald Robotnik: "You cannot control me! I will return again! And again! And again! And again!"
Leo: "...Freaky..."
???: "Erase the Gerald Program."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEP.*
Dragoshi: *Gets memories of said virus hybrid being in his blood...* @_@
Gerald Robotnik: "Noooooooooooo!!!!!!" *Vanishes.*
Dragoshi: "Thank you for shutting him up."
???: "It takes one to know one..."
Metal Man (GM): He then makes a symbol, and you see an image. 'The Day of ???' It shows a massive explosion.
???: "This is what we're trying to avoid, right?"
Dahl: " ..."
Dragoshi: *Starts writing this down on his handy, dandy notepad of dewm.* "Correct."
Garrick: "Of course..."
Leo: "Yeah."
Wolfman simply nods.
???: "I have discovered the true intents of the 'Destroyer.'"
Dragoshi: "...And, those are...?"
???: "Specifically, he himself has caused instabilities in reality for the whole time. You've been living in them."
Dragoshi: "...Interesting."
???: "It's hard to tell what's real from fake anymore because of it. That Gerald? Fake. He died. We all know that."
Garrick: "Right.."
???: "But he's been reappearing without reason because of this being."
Dragoshi: "Yep..."
Leo: "...Weird."
???: "And, to be honest, I'm not sure how long anything will stay dead OR alive... it's all losing sense, you see."
Garrick: "Beings that we've killed do seem to come back often.."
Wolfman: "...so we're effectively no-when?"
Dragoshi: "Which would explain things such as the Dans and those glitches..."
???: "One day sanity, reality will cease to be. If this thing is not destroyed, it'll destroy everything else."
Dragoshi: "Is this said day... The final day?"
Wolfman: .oO(...wait. Why is he sounding like how I did when I ran into the Questers again?)
???: "I'm not sure... I don't WANT to know."
Wolfman: .oO(I predicted that things would change... but... man, hearing it from someone else... oy.)
???: "I'm telling you this because I spied upon the Destroyer."
Metal Man (GM): He steps forward... ...it's Phantom. A purple-ish reploid who has a number of guns.
Dragoshi: "Hmm... I'm asking because I was told to use this- " *Shows the crystallized piece of Kuja's soul.* "On said day. I was also told to ally with the blue gun man and his symbol."
Wolfman: "...now that's an old image."
Dahl: "So how do we fix this?"
Phantom: "Well, there is one thing, however it's sort of sketchy."
Garrick: "...blue gun?"
Dragoshi: "...Yep."
Garrick: "You mean like this?" *unholsters his M-150, the crystal blue handgun...*
Phantom: "...Charles L. Magellean..."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head.
Phantom: "Maester..."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head again.
Dragoshi: "The blue gun man who altered time and-..."
Phantom: "His name is Locos Docos. Those are aliases he used to hide himself."
Wolfman: "...I remember him probably more than most of us here, Phantom."
Garrick: *watches Phantom, grumbling.* "So, we're finally gonna stop him?"
Phantom: "He's acting in concert with The Destroyer. He's only survived because he aided that person. For some reason, though, The Destroyer vanished... that's why I'm here."
Wolfman: "What do you want us to do, Phantom?"
Phantom: "Find a way into his realm. A real way. A secret way. Something he wouldn't ever see. We must figure out what's going on... unless we all perish."
Wolfman: "...does the X Zone still exist?"
Phantom: "Even now, all that keeps me alive is the Maverick Virus. And it isn't even strong enough to infect Wolfman from me now. It does, yes."
Wolfman: "In case you haven't been caught up on the times... I'm technically part Maverick now. Since the Virus was meant to kill... is there a way to... I don't know... combine what we both have to find a way in?"
Garrick: "We have a few different items at the Stadium that could effect the X-Zone..."
Phantom: "Some day that may mean something again..." He stares at the stars blankly.
Dragoshi: *Stares at the stars as well... Then sighs.* "So much to do..."
Phantom: "The virus lacks interdimensional capabilities. You need what you can to break into his realm. I cannot help you, especially because of this."
Metal Man (GM): He pokes his right arm. One second it's solid. The next it isn't.
Wolfman: .oO(...a hologram?)
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Phantom: "I, and possibly other things, are losing their reality from this corruption."
Garrick: "...you're phasing in and out of reality."
Phantom: "Normally I'd ignore it, as I did the Kuja wars, but this is getting serious."
Dragoshi: "...This is most definitely not good."
Leo: "Hmm."
Phantom: "I picked this place because of its stability. And... the Destroyer cannot see or hear anything here. Now... a final note..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to the console, scowling at images of Charles it shows him.
Dragoshi: .oO(A safe spot against the Destroyer... I wonder if we could relocate here...?)
Phantom: "This man may or may not be with the Destroyer. But he's done things to aid him throughout his life. I can help give you closure on him, in case we never see him again..."
Wolfman: "I wish to help with the closure myself."
Phantom: "...I knew his services and such quite well. I equipped a good half of his men with guns."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Phantom: "They told me all about him. He felt persecuted by everyone else, no matter whether or not they actually did. You shouldn't have let him survive... every single day of life for him past the point where you could have killed him was torture."
Wolfman: "...so we are to kill Locos."
Phantom: "I am unsure what is going on with him. Normally, his henchmen would be interfering by now."
Dragoshi: "..."
Phantom: "He sent a vast legion of foes to prevent this, and I was delayed by them. Something pressing made them abandon their duty, though..."
Dragoshi: "...Pressing?"
Wolfman: "Important, Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: "I know that."
Leo: "..."
Phantom: "Well, they wouldn't tell me, and I was down to my last sub-tank anyway, but they just ran off as if somebody's recalled them."
Dragoshi: "I meant that as in what the pressing thing was."
Leo: "Maybe received new orders?"
Phantom: "Locos could have something powerful now. We may never know. We simply need to make the hole."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Phantom: "I can help you do so... but one last thing."
Dragoshi: "Shoot."
Wolfman: "...name it."
Garrick: "Go ahead."
Leo: "Hmm?"
Wolfman gets to dog style sitting pose now.
Metal Man (GM): He picks up the Atlantean ore and... eats it? It coats his armor. He looks more solid now.
Phantom: "I must be inside your Stadium at all times. It is the only thing which can resist the Destroyer's subconscious will to annihilate me."
Dragoshi: "...Sure."
Garrick: "...that'd be up to Metal."
Phantom: "Even with the legendary ore, I fear all Atlantean things have lost their luster now."
Wolfman: "...Garrick, Metal will allow Phantom in."
Metal Man: (Dex) "Oh? Well. I've been listening. Now, I trust Phantom."
Garrick: "Oh. Well, okay then."
Wolfman: *smirks.* "Told ya."
Leo: "They seem like they could get along together..."
Dragoshi: "But, may I ask two last questions...?""
Phantom: "...I should have asked for you to turn off your dexes... ...but there you go. Ask... while we have this time."
Dragoshi: "First, do you know the meaning behind these words...'The final day is only the beginning. It is the first day you must fear.'?"
Phantom: "The Void? Those words? ...Gibberish."
Garrick: "What about this thing?"
Dahl: *blinks.*
Phantom: "He's been predicting doomsday on and off for many years now."
Garrick: *pulls out the strange V medallion.*
Wolfman turns to Dahl.
Phantom: "He must like giving out gifts... heh."
Wolfman: "Are you still confused on a lot?"
Garrick: "Is it... cursed or something?"
Phantom: "You know him. He's weak and apparently easily copied. No. It's just a medallion made of normal material."
Dahl: " ...Kinda ... But I have been gone for almost 15 years." ^^;
Dragoshi: "...I see. Secondly... Are there any more pieces of..." *Shows the crystal again.* "This remaining?"
Garrick: "...I guess I could wear it, then." *proceeds to put it around his neck.*
Phantom: "You're lucky you have that, because Sephiroth and others made sure Kuja's soul pieces were annihilated. That's the last one."
Wolfman: "Join the club. I haven't seen Phantom... well, even lively like this in awhile."
Phantom: "Lose it and nothing remains of his soul... ...I wonder which piece that is, though."
Dragoshi: "...Of course."
Wolfman turns back to Phantom.
Dragoshi: *Pockets it.*
Wolfman: "...I can say my pieces to you once we enter the Stadium. Are you ready to come aboard?"
Phantom: "Yes."
Dragoshi: .oO(I'll have to keep it close to myself, then...)
Garrick: "Then lets get going."
Metal Man (GM): The warp out appears.
Leo: "Let's go."
Wolfman gets out of dog sit stance and helps get Phantom home... well, new home... something like that.
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Garrick: *warps out, then... poof.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
King Demon is... wherever everyone else is!
Wolfman is probably with the newest "guest" of HQ right now.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers, having discussed with Phantom their current problems, return to HQ. Phantom, of course, being an old Quester himself. A simple purplish reploid with lots of guns.
King Demon is in the big room, cuz he didn't go on the quest...
Dragoshi: *Looking at the crystal with a slightly annoyed expression on his face.* .oO(Sad that this is the last part of it that remains, but I'll have to make due.)
Metal Man (GM): Everyone now is in the Big Room. Phantom finishes what he spoke of earlier.
Wolfman: "So how does it feel to be back 'home' Phantom?"
Garrick: *moves back into the Big Room, slowly rotating his arm to get feeling back into it after taking a short nap.*
Phantom: "Odd... ...but now that I am back, it is time that we got to work on the portal. We must make one into Charles' realm in order to figure out his role in this."
Alexia: "I thought he was dead."
Dragoshi: *Pockets the crystal, then leans against the wall.* "Yes. That we should."
Phantom: "However, I have a problem; I don't know of any interdimensional portals that lead there... ...he is dead. He became some sort of abomination."
King Demon looks at Phantom curiously.
Alexia: "...Of course."
Garrick: "...I might have something."
Wolfman: "...and of course, Atlantis had to have been blown up..."
King Demon: "I didn't do it... alone..."
Alexia: *mumbling.* "...why won't they just STAY DEAD already..."
Garrick: "That cube that Mewtwo cave me when we were aboard the Seeker."
Wolfman growls at the rest of the Questers, except Dahl and Garrick.
Dragoshi: "...Meh. They would've prolly' saw it coming." :/
Phantom: "What does it do?"
Dragoshi: "...Wait. You mean that cube that sent us into the X-zone?"
Garrick: *folds his arms, thinking.* "Yeah. It used confrontation to create portals."
Phantom: "Portals to where?"
Garrick: "The X-Zone, far as I could gather. I've still got it in that soundless pod in my lab aboard the Dauntless. It's a possibility."
Phantom: "The X-zone was blocked off long ago. Locos knew it'd try to get in. He managed to somehow defeat The Void. We need a portal-maker which can be aimed anywhere..."
Wolfman: "...all by himself?!?!?"
Phantom: "Supposedly."
Garrick: "Hmm... ...well, what about Portalman? Didn't someone get his device that developed portals? Could we adapt that to create one?"
SIMBER: "Hm... I'm looking for wherever that went..."
Dragoshi: *Shows them Portalman's ring which is on... whichever finger that'd be big enough to slip the ring on.* "Yo."
Garrick: "Yeah, right there."
Phantom: "You have a portal, then, eh?" He seems surprised. "That'll need some power, though, unless you want to shrivel into dust from using it."
Wolfman: "What sort of power?"
King Demon: "What kind of power do you need?"
Garrick: "I can develop and energy source using Magitek, possibly..."
Phantom: "Raw energy. You see that ring? It just needs a power source... Magitek????"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps up and down at the mention of that.
King Demon: "Will Glitch power work?"
Garrick: "Yeah, Magitek."
Phantom: "Yes. Yes! That will do. No. That isn't a source of power... just an ability, Demon."
King Demon: "Oh... ok..."
Garrick: *hrms softly, scratching his chin.*
King Demon shrugs.
Phantom: "Another thing. We need to come in from a direction he won't expect. Most portals appear on his twisted vision of Earth. I'm thinking we need some way to make it appear in outer space."
Wolfman: "In other words, portal road trip? ...what about the moon Heaven?"
Garrick: "...considering the size of the portal, why not fly the Dauntless into it?"
King Demon: "That sounds like fun! Count me in!"
Phantom: "Hm... intriguing idea..."
Dragoshi: "Sounds good..."
Phantom: "All the other portals were made on Nintendus, so it naturally went to his version of Earth. That moon doesn't exist there, so... yes. Yes. Take your ship. We can all go there... ...just lead me to it and the Magitek."
Dragoshi: .oO(I still wonder if Fiz found any use for that unicorn horn I stole from Portalman a while ago, though...)
Wolfman: .oO(And the Wolfman scores another intelligence point... err, something.)
Garrick: "Well, I'll need to develop a device that can both harness the ring and project it using a Magitek power source... something like that won't be easy."
Alexia: "Howso, Garrick?"
Garrick: "Well, you're talking about powering a ring to create a portal not only the size of a space going vessel, BUT going transdimensions. That takes quite a bit of energy... the device would be easy, it's powering it with the Magitek that'll be tough." *paces, thinking.*
Alexia: "...Would tapping into this place's power supply give us a bit of extra leeway?"
Julian: "How much it gonna cost?" *Julian suddenly appears, leaning in the doorway of the Big Room.*
Garrick: "...well... hm... wait... What if I could... yeah... that might do it..."
Dragoshi: "Well, if we have any of those high-end Magitek crystals left over, we could use those to power it... But, that's prol-Hmm?"
Julian: "What, what's gonna do it?
Wolfman: "Julian, how much money do you have again?"
Garrick: "The Dauntless uses a combination of cold fusion and Magitek heat from a Magitek crystal to power all systems."
Julian: "More than enough. I'm fundin' this, 'cause it's finally somethin' I can get behind."
SIMBER: "The Stadium doesn't have enough power to make that kind of warp. It always relied on external machines, and we sort of lost Atlantis..."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... And we don't have quadrillions of coins, so..."
Wolfman: "I already did my growling, SIMBER."
Garrick: "If I could develop a device, link it to the Dauntless, I could create a sort of 'portal cannon' that could create the portal."
Alexia: "I'm not sure about the mechanics, but yeah, the idea sounds plausible. Good idea, Garrick."
Julian: "Whatever. How much is it gonna cost?"
Garrick: "We wouldn't need to spend much, just the parts for the device itself. The Magitek is the expensive part, and it's already there." *does a quick calculation in his head.*
King Demon gets completely lost and just leans against the wall.
Garrick: "...50 thousand oughta be enough."
Julian: "Done."
Garrick: "Good deal. If anyone needs me, I'll be at the Dauntless. If I were you guys, I'd work on strategy or something... even if we DID get in there, it's gonna be hell getting to Locos..."
Phantom: "We already have a strategy... heh heh heh. Come in from behind, and observe, then leave."
Wolfman: .oO(...I don't recall a strategy)
Garrick: *chuckles and turns, moving back toward the docking bay to get to work.*
Julian: *Julian stands back up, reaches into his back pocket, and pulls out a bag with 50k coins in it. Julian walks over and hands it to Garrick.* "This oughta be the right price for revenge.*
Wolfman: .oO(...well, that works.)
Alexia: "And then nuke him, right?"
Garrick: *takes that before he goes, nodding a thank you to the brawler.*
Phantom: "Well, I'm sure we'd get around to it, but we need to be sure of his place in The Destroyer's plan first."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
King Demon: "Wait, we're gonna actually save Locos?"
Phantom: "Now, I need another important thing... ...you know about this person, right?"
Julian: *Nods back, then turns to the others.* "Look, all I wanna do, an' what I've been wantin' to do since he took off runnin', was end him with my own to hands. What're we gonna have to do to make that happen?"
Alexia: "The guy's a massive threat and you're just gonna WATCH him?!"
Leo: *walks over to the others.*
Alexia: "You saw what he's done! We have to take action now!"
Dragoshi: "..."
Phantom: "Tell me... what is his threat level, and what is wrong with him? All in good time... ...whoever you are."
King Demon: "Sweet, license for destruction!"
Dragoshi: "...Heh."
Leo: "Cool..."
Julian: "I'm Julian. We've met. Like multiple times."
Phantom: "No, not you." He points at Alexia. "Her. And..." He points at Leo. "Him."
Julian: "Pretty sure you met Alexia too when we let you sell guns outta the back room awhile back."
Wolfman: "...I don't care who lands the killing blow Julian. Just as long as something is done."
Garrick (GM): Dragoshi's Dex beeps.
Phantom: "Oh. That's who she is. I didn't recognize her with those different clothes."
Alexia: "He's genocided an entire dimension! Screw observing, we kill him now!"
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his Dex and opens it.*
Garrick: *through the Dex.* "Gonna need that ring before we can do this thing, Drag. Just letting you know."
Phantom: "Genocided?" He shakes his head. "Sounds like he's just like Sigma."
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
Phantom: "But no Hunters to stop him..."
Garrick: *nods and disappears off the Dex, going back to work..*
Phantom: "Why did he do this? Did he think he was superior to whatever race he destroyed?"
Wolfman: "Well... I'm a former Hunter."
Dragoshi: "...Actually, not an entire dimension. Just a good portion of an entire race... get your facts right, kid. Sheesh."
Julian: "He's fuckin' insane. That's why."
Phantom: "Ah, okay." He finishes writing something. "So Locos killed most of an entire race, because he's insane."
Julian: "Exactly."
Dragoshi: "Yep..."
Phantom: "I must shake my head, then... That's absolutely stupid... I thought he was a tactical genius of some sort."
Wolfman: "Perhaps he was. Until... well... ...I think either he had too much Gargoyle Soup or Mega Mack."
Alexia: "The guy's a total psychopath."
Leo: "All the more reason to kill him, I guess..."
Julian: "You're tellin' me. He tried to eat me once when I was makin' a sandwich."
Dragoshi: "...He what."
Leo: "WHAT?!"
Phantom: "I know much of his history, you see... ...originally, he wanted to help everyone."
Wolfman stays quiet for now.
Garrick: *hammerhammerhammerwrenchwrenchwrenchMultitool!Multitool!Multitool!*
Phantom: "So then it is decided... I shall see his purpose, and then he is to be dealt with. I thought he might help us, but he sounds... ...pathetic."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom shakes his head.
Dragoshi: "...I guess so..."
Garrick: The Dexes beep.
Wolfman responds.
Dragoshi: *Same.*
Wolfman: "Wolfman speaking."
Leo: *opens his dex.* "Hello?"
Garrick: "We're ready to roll. Just the ring and we're set."
King Demon goes to wherever the Dauntless is then.
Phantom: "...To the Dauntless." He follows.
Leo: "Cool, be right there then." *shuts his dex.*
Julian: "Always been pathetic..." *Gets the Message.* "Got it. Let's bounce, people!" *Julian heads for the hangar bay.*
Wolfman goes to the Dauntless.
Dragoshi: *Nods then moseys on along to the Dauntless, ring in his possession.*
Leo: *follows everyone.*
Alexia heads on over to the Dauntless as well.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom leaps onto the Dauntless. Metal appears and also leaps aboard.
Garrick: The Questers walk into the docking bay to see the massive ship. Garrick is welding in what looks like a large, rectangular hatch sort of thing under the nose of the ship. Just as he puts the finishing touches on it, he glances back to see the others walking in.* "Good. Alright, all that's left is the ring. Dragoshi, if you please?"
Dragoshi: *Notices Metal, and waves.* "Yo, boss. Oh. right. Ring." *Hands Garrick the ring.*
Wolfman: "...you're also tagging along Metal?"
King Demon looks at the ship "Nice, Garrick!"
Leo: *boards the ship.*
Dragoshi: "He wants to deal with Charles as well. ...I think." *Shrugs. Boards ship.*
Alexia climbs aboard the Dauntless.
Metal Man cracks his knuckles, looking extremely serious. "I've been wanting to do this from the beginning of this mess."
Julian: *Punches fist into palm.* "An' I've been waitin' longer." *Julian heads into the ship.*
Wolfman growls loudly. "An I was the one that brought him in!"
King Demon shrugs. He enters the ship.
Garrick: He takes the ring from Dragoshi, nodding once and looking up to the ship. "Alright, Nova. Open 'er up." The hatch suddenly opens and large looking gun sorta thing slides down from the hatch. He flips open a panel on the cannon and applies the ring, using his Multitool! to attach it into place. The cannon slides back up into place and locks closed. With a nod, he boards the ship.
Metal Man takes out the Deathmachine. "First thing I'm doing is breaking all the windows, poking all his guards in the eye, and then crashing a space ship into his tower."
Garrick: "You are NOT crashing this space ship into ANY tower."
Leo: "...Way to lighten the mood."
Julian: "You don't count, you weren't around when he REALLY went off the deep end."
King Demon: "Hey, can I drive?"
Julian: "An' he didn't try to EAT you."
Metal Man: "I have my own." *Winks and makes a thumbs-up motion.*
Leo: "..."
Garrick: "No, you cannot drive, King.."
Dragoshi: "...You mean the Seeker?"
King Demon: "DAMN!"
Nova: "All systems ready."
Wolfman: "Julian, save the attitude for when we actually fight. You'll probably need it then."
Metal Man: "Seeker? Heck no. That cost three of my pay... er... a lot of coins!"
Alexia: *looking out of the ship for a moment.* "Hey, Garrick, is there anything to eat onboard?"
Garrick: "Alrighty then. Everyone grab a seat and strap in."
Metal Man buckles.
Garrick: "...huh? Oh, sure. Check the mess hall."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom stands as if gravity won't effect him.
Dragoshi: "...The Kuja ship?" *Takes a seat and buckles up as well.*
Julian: *Julian takes a seat and buckles.*
Wolfman: "Umm... what of me Garrick?"
Metal Man: "That thing's too big to fit through the portal."
Alexia heads to the hall, then.
Wolfman: "I don't exactly use the standard seats anymore."
Leo: *takes a seat as well and buckles up.*
Metal Man: "Plus it's in for service. I think we crashed it into too many asteroids."
Garrick: "...uh... just... um..."
Dragoshi: "...Your limo?"
Metal Man: "Bingo."
Garrick: *walks over to Wolf and uses his Multitool! to weld his metal paws to the metal floorboards.* "There, that oughta do it."
Wolfman: "...next time, make room for quadrupeds please."
King Demon heads for the mess hall as well.
Wolfman attempts to turn to the other Questers. "And before anyone asks, I am not allowing anyone to ride on me while on the Dauntless. My back does not have a seat belt."
Leo: *looks over at Wolf.* "...Aww."
Dragoshi: "...I didn't even know that the limo was space-worthy." >_>;; "But, anyway..."
Garrick: "Alright... Nova, heat up the engines and make a break for the atmosphere."
Nova: "Affirmative." *Ship flies off.*
Metal Man (GM): Phantom stands as if there is no change in gravity... ...odd.
Garrick (GM): King and Alexia would most likely get thrown somewhere..since they aren't strapped down. @.@
Metal Man (GM): With food, too!
Alexia: *CRASH.*
Phantom: "...I guess they don't have inertia dampeners."
Dragoshi: "...that's not good." o_o;;
King Demon uses his flight to try to not get thrown around as much.
Dragoshi: "...Inertia dampeners?" ?_?
Wolfman: "I probably could have used my claws to dig into something, but this is better safe than sorry."
Garrick: "Working on that.."
Alexia: "OH CR--" *sounds of glass breaking.*
Leo: "...You mean the ship is like still broken?!"
King Demon hollers from the Mess Hall "HEY! SOME OF US ARE TRYING TO EAT BACK HERE!"
Garrick: *cues the comm unit.* "I told you to strap in..."
King Demon: "Well, it'd help if you had seat belts in the kitchen!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers soon fly out into outer space, and are now... ...dead ahead to the blue moon of Turion.
Leo: *yells back.* "MORONS!!"
Phantom: "..."
Wolfman: "It's times like this you are glad you don't have to eat, right Phantom?"
Phantom: "Why am I reminded of my time back at the Hunter's base? ...Yes, Wolfman."
Garrick: "Just... get back up here..."
Julian: *Julian drums his fingers on his chair's armrest as they near their destination, not engaging in the conversation around him, focused on one thing... pounding Charles into a bloody pulp.*
Wolfman also has his memories of the Hunter Base... just... different ones.
Leo: *smiles.* "I ate before I walked in on you guys."
Alexia gets up from the cabinet she smashed into and starts looking around the mess hall.
Dragoshi: "Good thing I ate." >_>;; *already ate.
King Demon walks back to the main cabin eating a turkey leg.
Garrick: "Alright... here we go... Nova, bring the Portal Cannon online."
Nova: "Portal Cannon is online."
Alexia heads somewhat unsteadily back to the main cabin as well, with a glass of what appears to be tomato juice.
Garrick: "Power levels?"
Nova: "Full power, sir."
Garrick: "And give me reactor status, just to be sure..."
Alexia: "Anybody else want a sip?"
King Demon: "Ya know, considering this thing doesn't exist anymore, it's actually pretty good!"
Leo: "You might wanna find a seat Alex."
King Demon: "Oh, and the rest of the bird wasn't bad either!"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alexia: "..."
King Demon: "Hey Garrick, thanks for the snack!"
Alexia just sits down and buckles in.
Nova: "Stable... er... for now."
King Demon searches for a seat big enough for him and gets in it.
Alexia: "...Seriously, anyone want a drink of this?"
Garrick: "Yeah yeah... okay... here we go..."
Dragoshi: "No thanks."
Leo: "Why didn't you eat before we left?"
Dragoshi: "Yea..."
Metal Man: "The eternal question, isn't it, Leo?"
King Demon: "I did, about 4 hours ago!"
Leo: "..."
Garrick: *flips a few switches, finding the appropriate dimension wavelength... then activates the Dimensional Cannon and fires.*
Metal Man (GM): It fires... ...this is where things get odd.
Alexia just shrugs and finishes off the last of the stuff in her glass.
Metal Man (GM): A portal appears, but then an army of twenty men and... Ganondorf???? appear. This Ganondorf has... the Master Sword? ... ...And Phantom looks unphased. The Questers see a giant black meteor approach the scene.
Julian: *Don't care...*
Metal Man (GM): The Ganondorf somehow speaks to everyone via the comms.
King Demon: "What the..."
Leo: "...That can't be good..."
Wolfman is really wondering what's going on...
Ganondorf: *Comms.* "Turn back now, under orders of Maester Magellean."
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Ganondorf: *Comms.* "Even in space, we can fight and destroy your ship."
Alexia: "...Let's ram him."
King Demon: "Can you just shoot him down?"
Wolfman: .oO(I forgot that alternate universes can be this confusing.)
Phantom: "Hold your fire."
Garrick: "...he thinks he can destroy my ship."
Leo: "Take him out then."
Garrick: *hovers his hand over the firing controls before looking to Phantom.*
Phantom: "Oh... yes. He can." He chuckles. "You forget these people have unbelievable powers. ...Not that it matters..."
Garrick: "You want me to blow him up or not?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear an evil laugh. Then the meteorite becomes focused... ...that can't be. The Ganondorf turns to it.
Ganondorf: *Comms.* "...You, unknown being. Turn back now!"
Garrick: "..is that who I think it is?"
Wolfman: "Who?"
Metal Man (GM): The black meteor forms into The Void... who now has legs. He laughs again and pulls out... the Sword of Order.
The Void: "I've come to deliver this."
Dragoshi: "...Hrm?"
Ganondorf: "You're nothing more than The Void. Maester has easily defeated you. As I shall..."
Leo: "...Oh S***..."
Metal Man (GM): The Ganondorf powers up and swings his sword. ... *SNAP.* It breaks in two on The Void.
Wolfman: .oO(...woah.)
Dragoshi: "...Nice one." *Slow clap.*
The Void: "Shoddy workmanship... as always."
Leo: "Damn..."
Garrick: "...well, I didn't expect that."
King Demon: "OK, this is gonna get bad, isn't it..."
Ganondorf: "This... this can't be! You're below Maester's incredible powers!"
Dragoshi: "A shallow fake of a sword, I presume?"
Garrick: *glances down at the V medallion around his neck..*
Julian: "So are we beatin' these guys up, or are we lettin' The Void take care of 'em?"
The Void: "Maester... doesn't even have the power to defeat one of my illusions."
Phantom: "Shhh!"
Dragoshi: "...Illusions?"
Phantom: "Just wait a moment..."
Leo: "So, we're just gonna watch?"
Metal Man (GM): Phantom begins setting on the lasers... slowly.
King Demon: "Damn, I knew I shoulda brought popcorn!"
Ganondorf: "...My men will destroy you! You cannot stop all of them!"
Wolfman wonders what Phantom is going to do now...
Metal Man (GM): The vast hordes move to attack, inexplicably in space as they are now.
Phantom: "It's time we made a mess of them. Garrick... you may open fire."
Dragoshi: *Waits for Ganondorf to shut the hell up and stop wasting everyone's time...*
Garrick: "THANK you. Nova, send 'em to hell."
Ganondorf: "I am the unstoppable Ganondorf, appointed by Maester Magellean to stop yo---"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around and sees the photon cannons destroy all his men.
Leo: "Nice shot."
Metal Man (GM): Then things get only worse. He survives the attack...
King Demon: "That works..."
Garrick: "...hm..."
Metal Man (GM): But then The Void grabs him by the neck, staring into his eyes.
Dragoshi: "...Well, what now, zombie man?"
The Void: "There is only one all-powerful being... AND IT IS ME!!!!" *CRUSH.*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOOOM.* The fake Ganondorf explodes into particles of dust.
Julian: "Boom."
Metal Man (GM): There's absolutely nothing left of him.
Dragoshi: "...Well, that ends that."
Leo: "Looks like we don't have to worry about Ganondork..."
King Demon: "Good news, Ganon's gone, bad news, THAT DAMN VOID ISN'T!"
Metal Man (GM): The Void picks up the fragment of his Master Sword and eats it, then flies into the portal... ...stops for a moment.
The Void: "I see, you share my ideas, Questers... Come... watch what I can do... hahahahahaha..."
Dragoshi: "...did you just eat that? Also, what happened to that pearly white sword you had...?"
Metal Man (GM): He flies into the portal and vanishes.
Wolfman wonders what the Void means here.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom motions for the Questers to fly into the portal.
Julian: "Does it matter? Let's keep on."
Garrick: *nods once and engages the engines, flying in.*
Phantom: "While I respect your ability for destruction... The Void has it covered. Of course, don't expect to only sit back. There's something special in store for you..."
Leo: "Do we have to fight him?"
Metal Man (GM): ...The Questers appear in space, above the planet. The Void motions again for the Questers to follow as he descends to the planet.
Wolfman: "In other words, we're not quite done yet."
Julian: "We better."
King Demon: "Can we just go blow him away now?"
Phantom: "We have to get to the planet first, silly."
Metal Man (GM): A few moments pass; the Questers are now above the planet, close enough to get a good picture of The Void wandering amongst the destruction. ...He waves a hand, revealing the true nature of it.
Garrick: *follows, of course.*
The Void: "Look at this... fake beings conjured to fulfill some sort of fantasy. The real Solarians would have slaughtered him... But I know just what would set things right."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out the Sword of Order.
Julian: "Me punchin' him in the face."
Wolfman would smack Julian if he could... stupid restraints.
The Void: "Restore these buildings and reverse this destruction!"
Metal Man (GM): The entire planet is healed. Most likely to Charles' horror, his genocide ceases to exist, as do the people to kill in the first place. The buildings are rebuilt, and most of them overshadow his own tower.
Leo: "...Wow."
Metal Man (GM): Another of his henchmen appears.
Julian: "...Wow."
Metal Man (GM): It's... ...Hyper Trance Cream.
Julian: "Shows what he knows."
King Demon: "This is... strange...
Julian: *OH GOD D:*
Garrick: "How about a bullet the size of a small skyscraper down on that thing? Would that do it?*
Wolfman: "...wow..."
Hyper Trance Cream: "It's you! The Void! You and all those bad people who killed Cheese!"
Garrick: "...who is that?"
The Void: "No, nobody killed Cheese."
Metal Man (GM): He smacks the Hyper Cream across the street and into a wall.
Julian: "Woo!"
The Void: "You did."
Leo: "...I bet that left a mark."
Metal Man (GM): He then arcs a hand... ...the building above her crashes down atop her. She, naturally, stands up, laughing.
Garrick: "...can I blow her up?"
Hyper Trance Cream: "You cannot hope to beat me! I have twice the power of Kuja!"
Leo: *looks to the others.* "Anyone got popcorn?"
Julian: "Can I?"
Phantom: "Eh... she's too powerful for any of you to take."
Wolfman: "...then who will?"
King Demon hands Leo some popcorn he'd taken from the mess hall.
Metal Man (GM): She takes out her scythe, and then fires Mega Megid en masse at The Void.
Garrick: "A couple plasma torpedoes could take her out..."
Metal Man (GM): He idly stands there, rebuilding everything she destroys.
Leo: *takes the popcorn.* "Thanks Demon."
The Void: "Don't you get it? I'm NOTHING! You can't harm me with substance!"
King Demon: "Welcome!" *eats a handful of his own.*
Julian: "So what, you're gonna wait 'till she runs out of power or something?"
Hyper Trance Cream: "Hah! I bet you can't stop this!" She hurls her Scythe at him.
Metal Man (GM): ...He deflects the scythe, and then walks directly at her.
Dragoshi: "Can I have her scythe when you're through with her?"
Metal Man (GM): She uses an ever-increasing crescendo of obscenely cheap attacks at him. They... all fail. He doesn't need any flashy defense.
Julian: "I want her head."
The Void: "I need only one attack to defeat my foes... ..."
Leo: *starts eating the popcorn.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear the entire planet rumble.
Dragoshi: "...Hoo boy."
Metal Man (GM): They then see a massive amalgamation of attacks appear... ...from outer space, even.
The Void: "ARMAGEDDON!!!!!!!"
King Demon: "This is NOT good... shouldn't we get out of the way?"
Garrick: "...holy hell... how does he have that attack?! Nova! Full impulse, pull us away!"
Julian: "We're fine. An' he's used it before, Garrick."
Wolfman: "...long story."
Metal Man (GM): The ship pulls back as Hyper Trance Cream and the entire city are vaporized.
Wolfman: .oO(One that I don't recall.)
Leo: "...Cool."
Julian: "...Damn, there goes the head."
Metal Man (GM): Debris flies out into outer space. The Void dusts his hands off as a blade-less scythe handle lands into a smoking crater where she was.
Garrick: "He has? I don't remember seeing it... though, I've taken a good many shots to the head..."
Dragoshi: "...Can I at least have the handle, then...?" >_>;;
The Void: "I forgot to say... there's only one grim reaper in this world."
Metal Man (GM): He then walks at the tower itself.
Garrick: "Erm... Nova, warp that handle to Dragoshi, if you would..."
Metal Man (GM): The handle appears for Dragoshi.
Leo: "..."
Metal Man (GM): It's... ...a little hot to the touch.
King Demon: "Damn, I need a weapon..."
Metal Man (GM): Something far more substantial appears just ahead:
Dragoshi: "...Thanks." *Waits for it to cool down a little before taking it.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): The X-nauts. The flat-Nauts, that is. An entire army.
Leo: "I'd like a new sword myself..."
Metal Man (GM): A force field protects the tower.
Wolfman finally gets out of his restraints.
Metal Man (GM): Grodus sits in front of all of them. He stands resolute.
Wolfman: "GRODUS!"
Leo: 0_0
Dragoshi: "Let me guess. You predicted this?"
Grodus: "I shall fight to the death for Maester Magellean. Unlike the others, I have mastered great spells beyond this realm."
King Demon: "Oh, good, target practice!"
Julian: "Didn't I kill him like TWICE?"
Wolfman recalls his last battle with him...
The Void: "Interesting... ...but you're NOT Grodus."
Metal Man (GM): He spins the Grodus around... ...he's paper-thin.
Julian: "I punched through his goddamn head one-That would explain that."
King Demon: "Oh damn, not practice for US!"
Dragoshi: "Anyone have any giant scissors?"
Metal Man (GM): The Void takes out a lighter and lights him on fire.
Garrick: *snorts.*
The Void: "Ha ha ha ha ha! Burn! Burn like the fake thing you are!"
Dragoshi: "...that works too."
Leo: "That works too."
King Demon pulls out his tinfoil sword "Does this count?"
Wolfman just chuckles.
Grodus: "Ahhhh!!!" *Runs around, catching all the other paper people on fire.*
King Demon: "Damn, he stole MY trick!!!!"
Dragoshi: *Holding back laughter.*
The Void: *Looks around at the mostly burnt army.* "Note one for ruling the world: Don't make an army made of paper."
Julian: "Eh, I'll take it."
The Void: *He then goes to the tower itself.*
Julian: "Now that the undercard's outta the way, let's get to the main event."
The Void: "This is no fun. If I enter this, nobody will see what I do. I think I'll make it a bit more visible."
Garrick: "Erm... Void, if you can hear me, I can solve that problem.."
King Demon: "This may be the easiest mission we've ever had..."
Dragoshi: "...Hey, Void. Is the insane guy allied with the Destroyer?"
Metal Man (GM): He glows once more. The Questers see... ...a massive beam hit the tower from above, like Independence Day. He idly freezes the tower to turn to the Questers.
Leo: "And it's fun to watch."
Garrick: "...or not."
The Void: "Oh... you can???? Well, I like help... besides..."
Metal Man (GM): The beam is unfrozen. It blows apart the insides of the tower, leaving the frame.
The Void: "This thing is made up of some material which resists death from above."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers don't see Charles in there, but the tower is a sitting duck of a target. The Void pauses to let the Questers shoot it.
Phantom: "I do believe Charles should be here any time now..."
Garrick: "...riiiight... Nova... unload on that thing."
Nova: "Opening fire... nnnow."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* *BOOM* The various weapons slice and dice it. It creaks and falls over, crushing a massive space ship nearby. That also explodes. The Void laughs again.
Garrick: Several plasma torpedoes, hundreds of photon bolts, and quite a few missiles.
Dragoshi: "..." *Presumes the handle has cooled enough to take it and picks it up.*
The Void: "Now... please, come out. Heh heh heh heh..."
King Demon: "He talkin to us?"
Leo: "...Hmmm?"
Phantom: "Yes."
King Demon: "OK..."
Leo: *finishes eating his popcorn.*
The Void: "Well, I was going to do this myself... but you so kindly kept on wanting to help me... why would I want to harm potential allies?"
King Demon goes to exit the ship... err, we did land, didn't we?
Garrick: "Alright..." *makes to land the Dauntless.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship landed, somewhere in-between Hyper Trance Cream exploding and the burning of Paper Grodus.
Julian: "About time." *Julian unbuckles as the ship lands, and prepares to exit.*
Metal Man comes out, carrying his Deathmachine.
Wolfman steps out.
Garrick: *makes sure he's set for fighting and heads out as well.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi prepares to exit as well.*
King Demon walks out of the ship and jumps on the top of it, as much as he can.
Leo: *sets out with sword in hand.*
Julian: *Julian exits.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then readies his machinegun.*
Metal Man (GM): The Pyreflies appear as they have over and over again. Indeed; it is Maester. He apparently was doing something else during all of this.
King Demon draws his sword "Finally, the bastard shows himself!"
Metal Man (GM): He is crazed angry. He attempts to create something else from the Pyreflies, but The Void zaps them with freaky lightning.
Leo: "..."
Julian: "'Sup bitch?" *Julian tightens one of his gloves.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he goes to speak... ...but The Void pulls an Aetos. All the air around his head is gone, and no sound can be heard.
The Void: "Somehow I think we don't want to hear what you have to say..."
Leo: "Ha ha!!"
Wolfman doesn't wish to speak here... he just gets into a fighting stance.
King Demon sits back and enjoys Magellan getting his.
Dragoshi: "...What should I beat him to death with? Sword, machinegun, shotgun, scythe... or newly acquired scythe handle?" >_>
Metal Man (GM): Still angry, and apparently not willing to step down as usual, Maester gets into his fighting stance as well.
Garrick: *narrows his eyes, drawing the Burning Chill in one hand and the M-150 in the other.*
Metal Man (GM): But before he can power up to levels beyond the system in order to evade everyone, The Void uses another spell the Questers haven't heard of before.
King Demon considers it, but is enjoying the vantage point of being on top of the Dauntless too much to get down.
Leo: *hops on Wolf.* "Hey mind if I like ride on you?"
The Void: "...Equalizer!" *Glow.*
Metal Man (GM): His insane power-ups are negated. Not that he'll just fall over. He's fully ready to fight all of you. Hence... The Void stands to the side, crossing his arms. Beware: Maester Magellean remains tough... very tough.
Leo: *hops off Wolf.*
Garrick: "Finally... we can END this!"
Dragoshi: "Quite."
The Void: "Do what you want with him. I shall ensure nobody tries to interfere."
Leo: "Got it."
Julian: "I'm gonna rip yo' head off an' put it on my wall!"
King Demon: "Time to fry, Charlie!"
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Metal Man (GM): Maester continues to make mouth motions, but the Questers can't really make them out. Apparently this is where his angry lecture about the Questers interfering would be. However The Void, despite his past issues with the Questers, doesn't hate them so much to make them listen to that.
Garrick: "Well, at least we don't have to hear him rant..."
King Demon: "Yeah, can we shut him up for good now?"
Wolfman: "Nothing wrong with the occasional rant Garrick."
Dragoshi: *Decides to Dex Maester while he's blabbing and not noticing that nothing's happening... After the battle begins, that is.*
Leo: "Heh."
Garrick: "But from him? Heh."
Metal Man (GM): Maester makes some more angry gestures. Apparently he dislikes anyone going before him.
Dragoshi: *Okay, now that the battle's started and whatnot, Dragoshi Dexes Charles. Oh, and he sticks his tongue out at him.* :p
Metal Man (GM): He attempts to stop Dragoshi's dex action with a boxing glove. The Void grabs it and eats it.
Dragoshi: "Thank you..." *Waiting for Dex results...*
Dex: "...DING! Maester Magellean. Level: 175. HP: 0/900. Stat Points used: 70/70. STR: 10. END: 10. SPD: 20. MNT: 30. TP: 6. AC: 25. Increased Damage (Special Moves): +10. Increased Damage (Normal Moves): +4. To-hit Bonus: +15. Movement Rate: 10. Turn Order Check: d20+20. Trap/Mass Avoidance: d20+25. Knockback Resistance: 1. Skill Check Bonus: 7. Maester is an extremely powerful unsent being. However, he seems to selectively violate rules of reality however he wishes. Unfortunately for him, he also did the same thing his relative, Lumis did: antagonize beings with more powers than he had, disrupt reality, and in general make a mess."
Julian: "An' we all know how that turned out..."
Dex: "However, unlike last time, the Questers are free to correct the disruptions that were originally made; hence preventing such from happening again. Beware his annoyingly powerful magic attacks. End of entry."
Dragoshi: "..." *Dragoshi casts Indignation on Charles.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He is stunned.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then quickly draws out his sword, and... checks how far away Maester is.*
Metal Man (GM): Maester is 2 feet away.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi walks a foot forward, then strikes Maester with a Modified Flipkick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Maester wastes some time talking with no sound coming out. The best anyone can tell is "The Void" ... "Bounty Hunters" and possibly "Impossible."
Dragoshi: .oO(This is sad.)
Metal Man (GM): Then he gets into the real attacks, casting Comet 2 on the Questers. It rains meteorites.
Wolfman hopes he can roll out of the way.
Julian: *Oh no.*
Dragoshi: *And typicality strikes.*
King Demon is hit apparently.
Garrick: *growls as he gets nailed with several meteorites..*
Dahl: *Yelps as she takes the hit!*
King Demon grumbles as he gets bonked on the head.
Dragoshi: *Shrugs it off as the comets strike him a bit. Stayin' alive...*
Leo: *gets pelted by meteors.*
Metal Man (GM): Then, using the remaining time, he singles out Dragoshi and fires a powerful Flare attack at him.
Dragoshi: *of course.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM*
Dragoshi: *Still stayin' alive, though...*
Julian: "A'ight you sonuvabitch, I've been waitin' too damn long for this, an' today's the day!" *Julian charges at Charles, fist reared back.* "You're goin' down!" *HAYMAKER!* *MUCH BETTER!* *PAAAA-CHOWWWWWW!*
Metal Man (GM): Crit. It also harms his defense.
Julian: *Julian charges right at Charles as he's knocked into some debris or something, taking advantage of his -5 AC to KNEE HIM RIGHT IN THE JUNK. Dirty Attack!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Crit.
Julian: *MUCH BETTER.* *PAAAA-CHOWWWWWW!* *FREE HIT :D*
Metal Man (GM): Clearly, the dice also dislike him.
Julian: *Julian backs off the doubled-over Charles, and reaches into his vest! He's going for a weapon and he's got...* *A switchblade knife! Julian quickly flips it open an JAMS it into the back of Charles' neck! That's gotta hurt!* *NOT A CRIT D:*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian backs off, rolling his neck as he lets the others gets a shot.*
Leo: *moves 7 feet, gets right in Maester's face and begins to slash him repeatedly.*
Metal Man (GM): All but one hit.
Dahl: *Runs the 7 feet over to him and skids to a stop.* "How about you Fight like a warrior eh?" *tries to grab him and use Energy Control.*
Metal Man (GM): The one thing he CAN do is magic, so he manages to block that. Still, it looks like somebody ran a truck over him.
Garrick: *races the two hits toward him easily, his sword drawing through him with a Draw and Cut before rotating his body around for a Roundhouse and then putting a few rounds from his M-150 into his gut.* *races four feet toward him, unloading on him as he goes with several shots from his M-150, one set of normal shots followed by a nasty Armor Piercing shot.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
King Demon moves six feet, then launches a fireball at the evil sorcerer.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman rushes to Locos, getting as close as he can. "Normally, I wouldn't do this, but I'm going to make an exception!" He goes to Bite Locos.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman holds onto Locos as best as he can... luckily, he doesn't "have" to howl to use his uber attack, the Wolfkahouha. He deals plenty of damage.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi...* *Slides out a molotov cocktail and throws it at Charles, attempting to stun him. WITH FIAR.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman is still holding Charles... he thinks.
Dragoshi: *And, anyway, Dragoshi this time...* *switches out his sword for his machinegun, walk a foot forward, and Tidal Blasts Maester. :/*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Maester shakes with rage. He summons his most powerful abilities to the table.
Wolfman is in trouble... he's already close to Maester!
Metal Man (GM): A sphere appears around him, and then explosions fly across the entire area. This is... 'Big Bang.' This one's got teeth.
Julian: *Julian stands strong as the explosions ripple around him. Nothin's gonna stand in his way!*
Leo: *gets blown up, but's he's still alive... somehow.*
Metal Man (GM): Not quite done yet, he powers up and hurls an insanely powerful ball of black energy amongst Wolfman, Garrick, and Leo. Mega Megid. *BLAM*
Wolfman can't avoid that...
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): He spends the rest of his attack charging up... ...for something.
Dragoshi: "..."
Leo: *gets vaporized.*
Julian: *Cracks his knuckles... Julian goes in for a grapple!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Garrick: *sliced through the huge blast from the Big Bang from his gun, but screams as he gets destroyed by that Mega Megid... but he's still up...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian grabs Charles about the waist, hoists him up over his shoulder, spins him around so his faces forward, then hooks both of his arms under Charles's armpits and SLAMS him into the debris pile/barricade/whatever that he's being held against! Dominator Slam!*
Metal Man (GM): He takes his damage.
Julian: *Julian then picks Charles back up and attempts to lock up again in a clutch!* *CLUTCH! Julian pulls Charles in close, gives him 6 stiff kicks to the midsection, then backs off and tries to take his head off with a massive roundhouse kick! Clutch Kick Combo!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, but his head's still stuck on.
Julian: *Julian then stands Charles back up, leans him against the debris pile, and takes off his Fedora. Julian squeezes the feath to extend a diamond-edge blade along the brim, then holds it at his side vertically, rears back, then LAUNCHES it in an upward arc towards Charles, attempting to cut him open from crotch to head ala Kung Lao! Hat Trick!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Hit.
Julian: *Julian's fedora comes back down to him, as he catches it and puts it back on.*
Leo: *revives.* *after materializing, he then throws a fireball at Maester.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *Takes aim with her arm and summons up 5 balls of fire around it.* " Flaeli!" * they fire For Maester.*
Julian: *Julian's got his Dex out, keeping track of Charles' HP...*
Metal Man (GM): All miss. HP: 710/900.
Dahl: *she then smirks and brings her arm back.* "Foi!" *and pitchs a fireball at him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *Then does a little spin and aims with the other hand and Grunts as it crackles a bit.* "Tsu!"
Scott: Things get strange all the sudden as the air shakes a moment before Scott comes back from his home dimension... Heeeee's baaaaaack!!!
Julian: "Where the HELL have you been?"
Leo: "...Scott? ...How?"
Dragoshi: "...Nice timing, Scott."
Scott: "Hell yeah, bitches! Scotty's back in the house and ready to ROCK! Long time I know but I can't stay away for too long."
Leo: "Hmm?"
Dahl: *sweatdrops.*
Leo: "I'll ask about it later, just kick his ass." *points to Maester.*
Scott: "Now... Chucky-boy... I can't say I liked you... in fact I hated your guts. Now it's time to get your eardrums blown the fuck outta your head."
Dragoshi: "Good thing Void shut him up. So, yanno, ya can't hear him talk." >_>
Scott flips his sparkling pearl Gibson Moderne guitar into playing position while slinging his SG. Bringing it up to play he rips it out shredding like he's never shredded before. His fingers fly up and down the fretboard like mad building up heat until the guitar catches fire... the fire he channels into a skull of pure flame. He then takes the flaming skull into his hand... "Batter up, asshole! HEATSEEKER!"
Metal Man (GM): Critz.
Scott: "YEAAAAH!"
Julian: "Hold it RIGHT there."
Scott kicks it around and charges in up close and personal. With both Moderne and SG in hand he charges in and brings both axes to bear on Chucky. Swinging them straight at Chuck to leave him "Snowballed". "HELL YEAH!"
Julian: *repeat.* "Hold it RIGHT there." *Julian steps in front of Charles before Garrick can set anything off.*
Garrick: *rears back, then stops..* "..get out of the way, Julian!"
Scott: "Finish em' already!"
Leo: "Come on..."
Julian: "Hear me out. Charles is on the verge of collapse. I've had a grudge against this man longer than most'a you been Questers. In all fairness, I should be the one to finish him off. So that's why I'm offerin' each of you 50k in coins to back off right now an' let me finish this 1-on-1."
Garrick: *stares at Julian, almost shocked... stunned at this..*
Leo: "...50K, really?!"
Scott: "I'll take that."
Leo: "Me too."
Julian: "I got two takers. Who else is gonna join 'em?"
King Demon is already charging up energy for his attack, as he has to do it.
Dragoshi: "...Hmm... Can I at least Dex the guy for his remaining info?" :/
Julian: "As long as you don't deal any damage."
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Isn't in it for the money, but more so the info.*
Dahl: "As so as you die though I am going for him .. got that?"
Alex: "...you selfish son of a bitch! You've pushed and threatened and kicked peoples asses to get your way! You've threatened to kill me after I helped a man that deserved to be helped because it inconvenienced you! This man has put us ALL through enough hell to last for several years and you offer me money so you can kill him?!"
Leo: "Umm, Dahl, I really don't think Julian is gonna die any time now..."
Dahl: "You never know." ^^
Garrick: "...fine... whatever..."
Julian: "Since when did I threaten to kill you?"
Scott: "I can think of a few times."
Julian: "Recently."
Leo: "Well, whatever..."
Garrick: "The incident with your bank!"
Dragoshi: "Well, there was that time with the bank mo- ...Yea. That."
Garrick: *growls and slams his sword back into his sheath, holstering his gun and turning.*
Leo: "This is some crazy ass s***..."
Garrick: "Fine. Kill him... as long as he's dead..."
Leo: SOMEONE JUST KILL HIM ALREADY!!"
Garrick: *just walks away, heading back to the Dauntless...*
Julian: "A slit-throat gesture don't mean jack if I don't follow on it. I've been goin' to therapy, I got my anger under control now."
Dragoshi: "Well, that's good to hear..."
Scott: "I'd pay to see that. *"
Leo: "...Yeah."
The Void: "Ah... but who said only one person could kill one other person? All of what each of you want is possible, assuming you continue as you are now."
Julian: "So we've all got a de-..."
The Void: "That includes what you want, Julian."
Dragoshi: "All of what each of us want? My want being...?"
The Void: "...I'm not The Psychic, Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: "Heh."
The Void: "Besides, you can't kill him yet, he's got enough HP to take a couple more hits!"
Scott: "Obviously."
Dragoshi: "...Mhm."
Leo: "...Well Julian, start with the dismembering."
Julian: "All I want is to feel Charles' life slowly drain away when I strangle his ass to death. If I act now, I can take care of that. I'm jus' making sure that happens."
Scott: "Then fuckin' do it already."
Garrick just walks away...
Dahl: *just sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon lasers Dahl. That sigh caught his attention!
Dragoshi: "..." *faycepalm.*
Wolfman is back in action.
King Demon: "OK Jules, you have ONE shot, then he's MINE!"
Leo: "Same here."
Metal Man (GM): Go ahead, but I doubt what'll happen will be as anyone expects... :p
Wolfman simply regroups.
Dragoshi: *Dexes Maester for his attacks, because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): Maester is incapacitated. Wounded. Attempts to dex him fail, as he suddenly powers up... again.
King Demon leans on his sword, waiting for Julian's turn... or screw up, whatever happens first...
Dragoshi: "...Oh for crying out loud..."
Julian: "...You've got to be fuckin' kiddin' me."
Metal Man (GM): In fact, the sphere around his mouth vanishes as well.
Maester Magellean: "So... you think you can kill meee? That is... impossible!!!!"
Leo: "What?! NOO, HE CAN TALK. KILL HIM NOW!!"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up to his fullest extent, with the entire power of the moon... ...
Dragoshi: *Does Dragoshi have to make a Charles-sicle? :/*
Metal Man (GM): ... ...*Shine.* What was that behind him? ... ...
Julian: *Does Julian have to choke a bitch >:O*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone sees Bob and Fayth appear. And Bob has a crow bar.
Julian: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Julian: "Great, the flunkies."
Leo: "..."
Dragoshi: "...Or maybe... They're BACKSTABBERS!"
Julian: "Jus' what I fuckin' need."
Dragoshi: >_>
Eggman: "Oh... I am not here to help Charles."
Dragoshi: "See? See?"
Leo: "KILL HIS ASS THEN!!"
Eggman: *Pats hand with crowbar.* "This man betrayed his very own organization, going out here, and firing all of us for some fools!"
Dahl: *Head tilt.*
Leo: "Huh?"
Eggman: "He left us to die with Space Ship McGee, there. The failed Klumsy Wannabe."
King Demon: "I'll take my 50k now..."
FAYTH: "The truth must be restored to reality."
Dragoshi: "You mean soupdish?"
FAYTH: *Raises a hand.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man also raises his Deathmachine.
Dragoshi: "...Let me help you with that..." *Concentrates...*
Metal Man: "You cannot power up, Charles. You never learned teamwork, so you decided you could kill your way to a life. Now you're going down."
Julian: *realizes he can't win.* "A'ight, deal's off, everyone power up."
Dragoshi: *Already is powering up. Heheh.*
Wolfman does his powering up...
King Demon grabs Julian. "WHAT?"
Leo: *powers up.*
Wolfman: .oO(...but at the wrong target...) *also follows Demon's lead.*
Julian: "This sonuvabitch is goin' down one way or the other." *Elbow to KD's nose so he lets go, kick to Wolf's throat, grab Fedora.*
Dahl: *umm just gets a Flaeli Ready cause she has nothing to .. power up c.c.*
Wolfman dodges.
Leo: *looks like he is about to jump high.*
The Void: "Yes... no one of us can take him down. That was the only reason he persisted in the first place."
Julian: *Like hell you do.*
The Void: "..." He zaps Julian, Wolfman, and King Demon.
Scott brings both of his guitars to an attack position.
King Demon: "?"
The Void: "That is what Charles does, you fools! Stop fighting one another and kill the real threat!"
King Demon: "That works for me!"
Leo: "I kinda knew that was gonna happen..."
Scott: "Fucking, duh!"
King Demon fireballs Charles, if he can.
Wolfman: "...guess I'm still Maverick after all."
Julian: "HEY! They started it!" *Julian picks himself up off the ground, grabs his hat, and prepares for a Laser Rocket Toss.*
Maester Magellean: "No... you Bounty Hunters cannot kill me... you do not have the teamwork... :)"
Wolfman prepares to leap in close for another Wolfkahouha... just waiting for the signal...
Scott: "You don't see me bitchin' on a 'holier than thou' kick."
Garrick: Garrick isn't there... having returned to the Dauntless.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi is still prepping his Super Ice Tornado.* "How very wrong you are..."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom, turns to Garrick on the Dauntless.
Julian: "You didn't have two of your team-mates jump you for kicks."
Phantom: "Nice to see you're here. Why not shoot Maester while you're at it?"
The Void: "They had their reasons... but now is not the time."
Garrick: "Julian wants to have his way. He can have his way."
Dragoshi: "We'll end this idiocy here and now... ONCE AND FOR ALL!"
Phantom: "He isn't getting his way, though."
Leo: "...Can we kill him now?"
Garrick: "He'll just punch people till he does."
Phantom: "Everybody else is readying to finish him. The Void even hit him over the head."
Garrick: "..."
Scott: "As usual."
Julian: "Everybody just had to jump in..." *Julian spinning his fedora in his hand like a buzzsaw, gathering energy until it's glowing white! Never did that before...*
Phantom: "Him being Maester for the first one; The Void hit Julian next."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi is concentrating as the wind around him gets colder and colder... Almost as if something big was coming...*
Wolfman is definitely poised, ready to leap and give a big howl...
Garrick: "...Nova... lock onto him with the Super MAC cannon..."
Leo: *readying his jump attack.*
Nova: "Target acquired."
Scott slings his SG and hammers into some guitar solo insanity to get his power to full.
Garrick: "I'll send a bullet the size of a ten story building down his throat."
Nova: "Readying to fire..." *Powers up with the others.*
Metal Man (GM): After enough charging, powering up, and deathliness, all of the attacks are fired at once. Maester seems unphased.
Scott: "FIRE IT UP!"
Dragoshi: "MAY THE CHILLING WINDS CONSUME YOU! ICE TORNADO!"
Scott: "HEATSEEKER!"
Leo: *jumps high into the air and downward thrusts his sword into Maester's skull.*
Wolfman launches himself towards Maester, and gives a proper howl to call upon Wolfkahouha.
Julian: "This freight train that's gonna hit you? That's me." *Julian launches the DESTRUCTO DISK HAT TRICK, straight for Charles' neck.*
King Demon jumps up and tries to attack Maester with his spinning sword strike.
Maester Magellean: "I will defeat all of you at once. You cannot stop me; nobody does! I will return again and again... you see, because you always attack me first! I am the victim... it is my right to have my vengeance on all of you interlopers!!!!"
Garrick: "DIE, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT! JUST GET THE BIGGEST GUN YOU CAN GET!! FIRE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up his own ultimate attack. Some vile-looking beam. He goes to fire it... ...
Julian: "Shut yo' bitch-ass FACE."
Scott fires off a flaming scream-emo skull of destruction!
Metal Man (GM): ...It fizzles out.
Maester Magellean: "OH SHI---"
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
Scott: "FOREVER ROCK'N'ROLL, FUCK-WAD!"
King Demon: "FINALLY, I get to destroy something worth being destroyed!"
Leo: "...That was some explosion..."
Metal Man (GM): His head is sliced off early, the rest of his body being blown apart so thoroughly it's leaves a fading imprint on everybody's retinas. The head bonks Julian on the head and lands on the ground, face-first. The Void wipes the debris from his face.
Wolfman backflips out of the way.
Dragoshi: "...Well, Julian. I think you could use that head as a trophy..." >_>;;
Dahl: "...eeew."
Scott: "WHOO!"
Leo: "Umm, I kinda need that..." *pulls his sword from Maester's skull.*
King Demon looks at Julian "Well, you got to kill him, pay up!"
The Void: "Now... begone from this realm... lest you become my next target..." He seems like he isn't done with this realm yet.
Garrick: *slowly slumps back in the main seat of the Dauntless, his head in his hands.*
Bob: "Not so fast... Just because he is gone, doesn't mean we are! I, Bob, Lord of Electric Death, declare the beginning of the Third Magellean Military!!!!"
Dragoshi: "...We have no time for you two. There's a higher-end evil we have to destroy."
Julian: *Julian gets back up from the massive explosion just in time to catch his fedora as it returns... Hallelujah. Julian picks up Charles' head, looking it right in the eye...* "You gonna make a nice trophy... But I've had enough of you fo' now." *Julian lowers his arm, and puts the head behind his back.*
King Demon sighs and looks at Bob. "Idiots..."
Leo: "...Why don't you go crawl in a cave and die..."
Scott: "I wouldn't have it any other way."
Wolfman: "...typical."
Garrick: "...SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!!! NOVA, BLAST HIM NOW!!"
The Void: "Starting with... you..."
Julian: "An' I've had enough of BOTH of you. Get the hell OUT."
Scott: "Hey, if they want a fight they got it."
Metal Man (GM): Bob, Lord of Electric Death, and Fayth are blown apart by orange lightning and MAC shots.
Wolfman: "Scott, stand down."
Scott grumbles.
Julian: "Like THAT."
King Demon: "That works..."
Leo: "Eat death you pricks."
The Void: "Whoops. There goes the Third Magellean Military."
Dragoshi: "Thank you."
The Void: "May I have another?" *chuckles.*
Dragoshi: "That saves us an entire headache."
Julian: "Good riddance to bad rubbish."
Wolfman: *to Void, quietly.* "Think you can mess with Julian's brain a little?"
Dragoshi: "Ee-yep."
Leo: "I second that."
The Void: "I created both of them, however they lost their purpose after they failed to lead Charles to his death... repeatedly."
Garrick: "...I just wasted two of my five rounds of the best weapon I have on this thing on three people..."
Dragoshi: "At least he helped improve upon my machinegun." *Chuckles.*
Garrick: "...but GOD it felt good..."
Nova: "Sorry... you told me to blast them. I made sure they wouldn't be returning... heh..."
Leo: "Heh."
Julian: "Now, I got what I came for. Anyone else got any business 'fore we get outta this hellhole?"
Dahl: *just blinks.*
Dragoshi: "Glad t'hear that." >_>
Scott: "Damn straight."
Wolfman: .oO(Besides kicking your sorry behind Julian...)
King Demon holds out his hand. "Just the 50k we were promised..."
The Void: "Now... to destroy more things..." *He eyes the moon; the red aura on it catches on fire.*
Scott: "Man, I love this job!"
The Void: "Burn! Burn, meaningless hunk of rock!"
Garrick: "No... hopefully, we won't be fighting anything that needs it sometime soon..."
Leo: "Hey Julian, I still want my 50k in coins!"
Wolfman: "Questers, I suggest we take our leave."
Julian: "I jus' said that." *ignores Leo.*
King Demon: "Sounds good to me..."
Scott: "I'm good."
King Demon: "Where's my money Julian?"
Dragoshi: *Looks at the scythe handle.* "I either need to merge this with my other scythe or make this one oriented on destruction, but eh..."
Leo: "Lets just go..."
Metal Man: "We better leave... now. My sensors say this place is gonna blow!"
Wolfman follows everyone back... staying at the BACK of this group.
Dragoshi: *Zooms into the Dauntless.*
Leo: *heads aboard the Dauntless.*
Metal Man runs onto the Dauntless.
Julian: "Then let's get the fuck outta here." *Julian heads for the Dauntless, conveniently ignoring any and all questions about pay.* "Thanks for the help, Void!"
King Demon gets into the dauntless.
The Void: "Oh, you'll pay for it soon enough... wahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!"
King Demon: "I WANT MY MONEY!"
Metal Man (GM): *The moon begins to explode.*
Leo: "What the hell does that mean.."
Scott heads back to the dauntless.
Dahl: *heads aboard the Dauntless.*
Garrick: *waits till everyone is back aboard the ship before kicking the launching thrusters and blasting out of there...*
Wolfman has officially followed everyone back in now.
Scott whistles and is joined by Roxy.
Metal Man (GM): Cinema.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers board the Dauntless, which flies out... in the background... The moon burns... and then cracks. The Void blows it into a million pieces, revealing that core everybody's been told to fear. The Void sends it into the sun, and it explodes too! Then the planet itself begins to explode... not by fire, but by big hunks of it flying outwards for no reason. The rocks fly forth... obliterating the Solar System of FY-55. The sun goes Supernova and explodes... Then time itself stops... at 3:55 PM, Sunday. The Questers leave as the world they just left has vanished from existence. The portal is now just an empty ring. One could fly through it, and still be in the same realm as Nintendus. The portal itself vanishes, leaving no trace of what was behind. Meanwhile, within that realm, The Void holds the Sword of Order. At the very center of the nothing, he can be distinguished by a mild glowing, and red eyes.
The Void: "The right has been wronged... the sword abomination can now rest... for I made it, too..."
Metal Man (GM): He stabs it into the center of the nothingness, writing on it with his dark magic. "Locos Docos. FY-55 Year ??? to *Current year.* Death by Insanely Overpowered Fireball." Then he vanishes too. The camera zooms out, leaving only the sword... ...And the realm of FY-55 is forever gone from the view of all of SSQ. The camera moves back to HQ, as everybody gets back... and also gets their rewards. Mission Completed. Phantom smiles.
Phantom: "That... ends that."
Dragoshi: "Yep..."
Phantom: "Let us never speak of Locos Docos again."
Julian: *Julian's off to call a taxidermist.*
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom then holds his center.
Phantom: "...But I must go now, too... for in truth, I have long been dead."
Dragoshi: "'Sides. I have more... Important things to do."
Wolfman: "...so what happens now Phantom?"
Phantom: "I do not know... but I finally figured out why my ghost wandered this realm... To ensure the end of Locos Docos."
Dragoshi: "Such as finding a way to have free reign over the contract's pow-...Huh."
Phantom: "For he committed the same sin I did..."
Garrick: *just sits there in the Big Room, silent.*
Leo: *does the same.*
Phantom: "It was my punishment to eliminate him. At last, I can move on."
Wolfman: "Then good journey."
Garrick: "...Phantom..."
Scott strums away at his guitar. Ah, just like old times.
Phantom: "I thank you for your help, Questers... remember me... and..."
Metal Man (GM): He takes his personal gun and gives it to Garrick.
Dragoshi: "I wish you peace in your death."
King Demon: "Hey Mets, how can we get our 50k from Julian?"
Garrick: "...huh?"
Phantom: "I don't need this anymore."
Garrick: "...the Last Request? But..."
Phantom: "There isn't anything to shoot in heaven!"
Scott: "Whoa, spiffy, dude."
Phantom: "Of course, Wolfman... ensure Sigma does not return."
Leo: "I hope you find happiness in the afterlife Phantom."
Metal Man (GM): He waves... then fades out.
Dahl: "So that is one more win for us huh?"
Garrick: *reaches forward and takes the gun, nodding.*
Wolfman: "I'm no longer the Hunter I was. That's up to the other Hunters."
Scott: "It's been short but good luck, man."
Wolfman: "...I think I'm needed more here anyway. Someone has to help Metal keep these guys in line."
Leo: "Heh."
Dragoshi: "...Mhm."
King Demon: "In line? I STILL WANT MY DAMN MONEY!"
Garrick: "King?"
Wolfman: "Demon, I didn't mean you."
Garrick: "Shut the fuck up, already..."
Scott chuckles to himself.
Dragoshi: .oO(Seriously, though. I still need to find out how to have free reign over the contract's power... With or without the damned thing.)
King Demon draws his sword and walks off ranting about getting stiffed by Julian.
Garrick: *slings the gun onto his side by the strap and walks to go do work on the Dauntless.*
Julian: *Julian would yet again be in his room/office, apparently negotiating the best deal on the stuffing and mounting of a human head.*
Wolfman simply stands by Metal for now.
Scott: "Well guys, my stay here is short but I figured I'd pop in to do some damage and let you know about my temporary reassignment."
Dragoshi: "That reassignment being...?"
Scott: "Remember my roomie Alex Fender?"
Leo: "Yeah."
Dragoshi: "Yea."
Scott: "Heh, the bastard got his own ship and crew while I was gone! Can you believe it?"
Scott laughs.
Dragoshi: "Woah. Seriously?"
Leo: "You gotta be kidding me? Heh."
Scott: "Yeah, fastest ship in the GSPB, he calls it the 'Freebird.'"
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Leo: "Sounds nice."
Scott: "Gotta say he's come a looong way."
Dahl: *Stretches and leans against something, looking very worn out and a little cut up cause of that fight.* " ...ugh..."
Wolfman looks to Dahl.
Scott: "Anyway, I've been reassigned to him."
Wolfman: "Doing alright?"
Scott: "Yeah, surprisingly."
Leo: "Wow, so where are you stationed on his ship?"
Scott: "I'm the backup."
Dragoshi: "Backup, being...?"
Leo: "Backup captain?"
Scott: "If things get dicey I drop in and blow the shit out of stuff. However..."
Leo: "Ahh."
Dahl: "Could be much better ... but ...I think I will be alright..." *slides down the wall and to the floor .. siting now.* "Just ... tired ..."
Garrick: *flips open his Dex as he moves to his lab, sending a message to Metal about meeting up with him before going to work on examining the Last Request and doing some toolwork on the M-150 and the P-90.*
Wolfman: "...need a ride anywhere? That last battle seemed to have tired you out more than expected."
Scott: "Recently we had a huge battle. Me and Master Hendrix went at it. Alex's crew went up against AC/DC. While Alex and his sister went up against Johnny Cash."
Dragoshi: "Woah, woah, woah. what? Seriously?"
Scott: "Yeah, long story."
Leo: "Geeze..."
Scott: "Anyway... Something happened during the fight."
Dragoshi: "...?"
Scott: "Alex was captured by Cash and fired off into the galaxy somewhere. Now we're going to go find him."
Wolfman: "...or would you rather just sit and talk?"
Dragoshi: "...wow."
Leo: "So is that why you're here?"
Scott: "Yeah, to let you guys know that I'm going to be gone longer than expected."
Dragoshi: "No prob."
Leo: "It's cool."
Dragoshi: "Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, yanno?"
Dahl: "Nah ...right here is good." *she smirked weakly and pulled her hood up over her head and mutters something.*
Scott: "Gotta help bail my best bud and roomie, right?"
Dragoshi: " *Of course."
Wolfman simply sits as well then.
Leo: "Yeah, best friends gotta stick together."
Scott: "Damn straight. I appreciate you guys understanding me here. I've got one more person to go see before I split."
Dragoshi: "That being...?"
Scott: "I gotta go say hey to Garrick, duh." He chuckles.
Dragoshi: "Heh..."
Leo: "Heh, alright take it easy man."
Garrick: *trades his jacket for a lab coat, stripping down his guns to clean them and hopefully do some upgrades...*
Dragoshi: "Though, man you missed some weird stuff. Like hypnocouches and cursed shirts."
Garrick: *also puts the Burning Chill up for a sharpen or maybe a Magitek charge.*
Leo: "...That was some crazy shit there man."
Scott: "Hah! Sounds like I've been doing all the boring stuff."
Dragoshi: "Oh. And we've learned of the identity of a new foe. One called 'The Destroyer' or something like that."
Wolfman: "...since I haven't really been to... it's Motavio I believe... what was your home like again?"
Scott: "Anyway, later guys. Take care and I'll see you whenever I get the chance. Peace, dudes."
Dragoshi: "'Kay. Adios."
Leo: "See ya."
Scott walks out and to the Dauntless. "Yo, G-man, you in?"
Garrick: The intercom on the ship pipes up. "In the lab. Come on in."
Dahl: "Well how to put it... It was a desert planet with little patches of Green here and there .. some small forests and a vast ocean ... with many interesting people and creatures."
Scott: "On my way."
Leo: "Well, I'm gonna go to bed. I'll see ya later Dragoshi." *walks back to his room.*
Scott heads on up to the lab and tosses Garrick a GSPB salute. "What's up, man?"
Garrick: *looks up and chuckles, shaking his head and going back to cleaning his guns.* "Post battle fixes. Also, trying to figure out what this thing does." *nods to the SMG on the other table.*
Wolfman: "How do crops grow in the desert then? Granted, I don't need to eat really, but... that makes little sense."
Scott: "Heh. Sounds like fun."
Garrick: "Eh. It's a habit. ...here's something cool."
Dahl: "I can't remember exactly how but we had a few farms here and there ... and there always was monster meat."
Scott: "What's that?"
Garrick: *walks over to a nearby drawer and opens it, taking out a device and placing it on the table in front of Scott. A Transformer.*
Scott: "I'm intrigued."
Wolfman: "So there were a lot more people that had to hunt and kill for a living there?"
Garrick: "You've never heard of these?"
Scott: "Maybe... Refresh my memory."
Garrick: "Apparently, everyone has a alter ego of some sort."
Dahl: "Well there was that ...trading between towns and the Hunters Guild."
Garrick: "Use this thing and it brings it out. They used them back in the day. Just don't put it on."
Scott: "Sorta like Mega Mack... Which I still have three vials of. And refuse to use."
Garrick: "...you should probably give those to me."
Wolfman: "Was the Hunters Guild similar to the Questers... minus the craziness, of course?"
Scott: "Take 'em. Third drawer of my desk."
Garrick: "I can probably study them and make some sort of antidote in case another you know who shows up. Anything else in there of yours?"
Scott: "Plenty."
Garrick: "Anything you gonna leave?"
Dahl: "In a sense yes." *she nodded.* "Father and mother were apart of it."
Scott: "I left Fiz in charge of my brewery. You can keep it running if you want. I'll be back eventually but as for when... I dunno." He shrugs.
Garrick: "Fiz left a while back. I'll keep an eye on it. Anything else?"
Scott: "I left a bunch of stuff in there. Just keep an eye on it for me and keep it all in order."
Wolfman: "Chaz, I recall being a part of it: I did some reading back in my original world. But... Rika... she was in it?"
Garrick: "Right on. I doubt anyone will touch it. Anything dangerous, though."
Scott: "Plenty."
Garrick: *sighs.* "I'll just keep an eye on it."
Scott laughs. "Joking, joking."
Dahl: *nods.* "I believe so ...I haven't seen them in a long time ... since I first got kidnapped and brought here, remember?"
Wolfman: "...I wish I could say I did. My intelligence chip has never been properly tuned up."
Garrick: "...I take it you're leaving?"
Scott: "I got reassigned... err... things came up that take precedence."
Garrick: "Just be careful, okay?"
Scott: "Always am."
Garrick: "Alright... see you later."
Scott: "Just keep the band together. I may need you guys to do some tours on VC. I miss the feelin' that one time we played at the Sword Tournament."
Garrick: "Yeah... I'll do what I can."
Dahl: "It has been a really long time ..." she sighs a little bit and lowers her head.*
Scott: "Cool. Keep it together, man. I'm out. Oh, wait... Here, take this."
Wolfman lowers his head as well.
Garrick: "Hmm?"
Scott tosses Garrick a handheld device.
Wolfman: "...do you want me to try to help get you back home at some point?"
Garrick: *grabs it.* "And this is?"
Scott: "A N.O. gate generator."
Garrick: "...okay... cool."
Dahl: "And when Kuja started to destroy everything ...I hid like a coward.." *she blinks and looks over to him.* "...I would like to see my mother and father again ... but I will not abandon my allies again..."
Scott: "Whenever you guys need me or need to come find me it'll find my personal N.O. gate generator when you press 0."
Wolfman: "I can't speak for anyone else."
Garrick: "Okay... fair enough."
Scott: "These JUST came into use at the GSPB so it's state of the art stuff."
Wolfman: "However, I will not blame you if you want to see your family again."
Garrick: *places it to the side.* "I'll keep it in mind."
Scott: "Just be careful if people start acting more irritable than normal. Could be an evil robot we killed and left in an N.O. realm."
Wolfman extends his right front paw out.
Dahl: *she nods a bit.* "I don't know what to do ...I appeared again to fight Kuja .. but he is dead now isn't he."
Scott: "If that happens, gimme a shout."
Garrick: "...uhhh... got it. Right..."
Scott: "In the meantime, take care, man."
Garrick: "You too."
Scott clicks his own N.O. generator creating a black hole in the floor that looks like it's lined with purple brain matter.
Wolfman: "Kuja is gone. However, there is always someone."
Scott: "Wah-hoo!" He jumps into the hole which closes behind him.
Garrick: "...heh..."
Wolfman: "I'm sure it's similar back on Motavia." Right front paw is out if Dahl needs to shake it, grab it, hug it, hurt it, whatever.
Metal Man is, indeed, in the Big Room.
Dahl: "We have had a peaceful live there .. as far as I know .. well aside from the incidents with ... what was it ... Dark Force and the Profound Darkness... but that goes back thousands of years..." *she sighs and bats at his paw.*
Dragoshi: *And, Drag is... somewhere. Trying to figure out what to do now.*
Garrick (GM): Metal's Dex would beep.
Wolfman gets the idea.
Metal Man looks at it, sitting in the Big Room. "Eh?"
Wolfman: .oO(...alright, so not everyone appreciates the idea of hugging... I'll make a note of that)
Garrick: "Metal, if you have a moment, could I talk to you?"
Dahl: *didn't bat at it in a mean way it was more here trying to be her old playful self but she is tired* ^^;
Wolfman: "The Profound Darkness... one enemy every thousand or so years? Sounds like a better life: we have issues here almost every few days."
Dragoshi: "What to do, what to do... Take one of Master Hand's trials? ...I don't even know if it's possible to reach the temple from here. Practice some moves that I've been prepping? ...Maybe. Figure out what to do with that scythe handle...? Nah." *Shrugs, then wanders off, looking for something to do.*
Metal Man: "In a moment, then." *Looks around.*
Dahl: "true..."
Wolfman turns to Metal.
Metal Man: "Have anything to say, Wolf?"
Wolfman: "...we can talk later. It sounds like you were called away."
Metal Man: "Indeed." *He walks.* "But remember this: The infighting stops with Charles' death. That includes you, Julian, and anybody else. I will personally come down on the next person to threaten a Quester who is also a Quester."
Dragoshi: *Prolly' wouldn't have heard that due to his wandering around HQ. So, I suggest telling him this so he knows. >_>*
Metal Man then walks beyond to the Dauntless, where he (assumes) Garrick is.
Wolfman: "...understood."
Wolfman turns back to Dahl.
Garrick: *is in the lab, doing some work on the various weapons he has.*
Dahl: "Hmm?"
Wolfman: "...that was the first time in a long time that I've felt... well, Maverick."
Garrick: "Metal. Good. I wanted to discuss something with you."
Wolfman: "Time to explain more of my back story."
Dahl: *blinks.*
Wolfman: "As I said, I come from an alternate future. I was built by a scientist who didn't have proper intelligence chips at the time. Eventually, I had 8 or so siblings."
Garrick: *moves over to a nearby notebook and slides it across the table to him.*
Dahl: "8? ... that is a big family."
Wolfman: "During my confusion, I ended up joining the Maverick Hunters. I eventually re-met my family. However... it wasn't pretty. It was a 2 legged Wolf Pack. However, one member betrayed us, and I had killed another one after getting confused about what family is."
Metal Man: "And that is?"
Garrick: "I've been doing some planning, since we keep having to deal with space travel and people going INTO space all the time."
Dahl: "..."
Wolfman: "When I re-met the family, they had tried to take me away from the family that I already knew. I didn't believe that was what family was. Eventually, I made peace with most of the members. The closest member I had... her name was Tifa. If she was a human, she would have had a heart of gold, as most of you say."
Garrick: "I wanted to discuss with you an idea of mine. A Planetary Alert System. Basically it'd be like a group of interconnecting dishes that monitored who came in and went out of the atmosphere."
Metal Man: "Ah, right."
Wolfman: "However, she abhorred fighting."
Garrick: "If we tie it into SIMBER, we can boost the overall range of our sensors from just the planet to well outside the planet."
Wolfman: "...that was eventually her downfall."
Wolfman lowers his head again.
Garrick: "I thought it'd make it easier to find that swindler."
Dahl: "I am sorry..."
Wolfman: "...that killing that I did, was probably the first time I felt like I had part of the Maverick Virus within me. Are you familiar with what that is Dahl?"
Metal Man: "Hm... we'd need money though. We don't have all that much, not after that space ship, and especially since Ivo moved off-planet."
Dahl: " Is it like a ...computer Virus?"
Wolfman: "That is a simple explanation. However, it's a virus... that is meant to kill."
Garrick: *shrugs.* "It's just an idea. If we can find that million coins, we can really do some good work on the stadium."
Dahl: "Oh ..."
Wolfman: "Supposedly, it was originally made by a crazy doctor. Others say it was due to someone getting hit on the head by a truck. Whatever the origin of it, the purpose of the virus is to kill and destroy everything."
Garrick: "I can draw up plans for upgrades as well..."
Wolfman: "When I was still on two legs, I do recall... vaguely that I was evil for a time. Whether it was me acting Maverick or actually being Maverick, I do not know."
Metal Man: "A good idea, though. I'll see what I can find about it... Anything else?"
Garrick: *thinks for a moment.*
Dahl: *blinks.*
Garrick: "...that's mainly it."
Wolfman: "I take it you are surprised that not all of us are pure gold?"
Metal Man: "I'll see what I can do. First, though, I'm going to need to settle Julian's hash." *pats his right hand with his gun.* "The head was his to take, but the violence he incited over it was not."
Dahl: "No one is perfect but ...I ... never expected ... that..."
Metal Man: "And if he thinks he can defeat me, this time I won't try any mamby pamby match. I'll just have the Smashers beat him into the ground."
Garrick: *sighs.* "I'm just glad that he's getting his anger."
Metal Man: "About time somebody laid down the rules... which, of course, means for reference... no Quester on Quester violence. We can't save the world if we all act like Charles and try to kill one another."
Wolfman: "I eventually became a four legger by a fluke trip back to my realm. I was... as far as I was aware... captured by someone. Maverick or Hunter, I do not know. Either way, I was too rouge for either. I wanted to try to touch base with the Wolf Pack. They were all dead."
Garrick: "Fair enough... let it be known that I didn't want to hurt any Questers."
Dahl: *head lowers a bit.* "..."
Wolfman: "I eventually... somehow stumbled my way back here, helping the new batch of Questers on and off. I have tried not to let my anger get the best of me. ...as you can see, it didn't work out too well this time."
Dahl: "No one is perfect." *she tries to smile warm heartedly.*
Wolfman just nods.
Metal Man: "Anyway. Good luck with your idea... I shall be back in one of my offices if you need me." *walks to the Big Room, where an interesting historical discussion goes on.*
Wolfman: "That's not quite my entire life story, but... I don't even remember that much more."
Dahl: *giggles.* " Well at least you got to meet them, your family I mean ... before they ...well ..."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would also walk over to the Big Room, curious to see what's going on, if anything.*
Wolfman senses something... are others coming back in?
Metal Man sits in his old chair. "This thing's getting pretty worn. Dang."
Dahl: "Perhaps you should get a new one."
Dragoshi: "...Get it refurbished?"
Wolfman turns to the others that just entered.
Dragoshi: "...Wait. IS that even the correct term?"
Wolfman: "...so what happens now?"
Metal Man: "Dr. Archellago and The Destroyer are still on the loose. We just don't have any magical let's interrupt what you're doing issues anymore."
Wolfman: "Also... I apologize for my actions. I had lost control."
Metal Man: "Don't worry. I know your intent."
Wolfman: "It still doesn't make it any better."
Metal Man leans on the Deathmachine. "I'm going to end his reign of terror next time I see him."
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Question. Is it possible for one to do Master Hand's trials from here, or does one have to go back all the way to Ferran to do so?" ?_?
Metal Man: "Why destroy Charles if you let somebody else become just like him? Possible for both, although we may have to wait on that... Of course, I doubt it'll be much. Julian just has to be informed: No more threats against other Questers."
Dahl: *blinks.*
Dragoshi: "...I see. Just curious. Well, that and I wanted to do another trial sometime soon, but eh."
Metal Man: "I am the authority here, not him."
Wolfman: "Maybe I should think about taking up vice~presidency or something again. Of course, it would be a little difficult to do paperwork."
Metal Man: "You always have your place, Wolfman... but you issue punishments, not direct attacks."
Wolfman just nods. "I'm thinking of going out for a run/fly around. Anyone wish to join?"
Metal Man: "Anyway, it's simple. I'll be nice and give everybody amnesty in the interest of not attacking over old stuff... with the explicit knowledge the next person to try to start something is in for a coin deduction or worse. Myself... I must catch up on paperwork." *He sits down, sighing.* "So much of it... everywhere!!!!"
Dragoshi: *Absent-mindedly flexes his left claw.* "...Well, I'd come with, but I have some new attacks to practice o-...'Kay."
Wolfman: .oO(Welcome to my old world, Metal.)
Dahl: "I am too tired to move right now.."
Wolfman: "...can I at least give you a free ride to your bed then?"
Metal Man: "I just wish... that Charles could have listened."
Dragoshi: "..." *Sigh.*
Metal Man grasps a piece of paper angrily. "He betrayed my trust and used me. He may be dead, but he still ticks me off."
Dahl: "Do I even have a room here any more?"
Dragoshi: "And, how will you try and get rid of the agitation?"
Wolfman: "Even if you don't, either we can find you one, or you can share with me. I have two beds, and my original bunk make is gone."
Metal Man: "There's rooms left for everybody here. Beds? Sleep? Bah." *He drinks some metallic-smelling liquid.*
Wolfman: "Metal, even I get sleep. And I don't even need oxygen!"
Wolfman tries to help Dahl up for her to get on him.
Dragoshi: "...what the heck are you drinking, Metal?"
Metal Man: "There's not much left of my organic body... and Metal Cola, of course."
Dragoshi: "...Ah."
Dahl: *flops on Wolf.*
Dragoshi: "Eh. I have somewhat of a difficult time trying to sleep. Then again, I've traveled a lot, so sleep isn't too much of a problem, but eh." :/
Wolfman: "...then I guess that makes the two of us--" *signals Dahl as well.* "--the most well-rested of the bunch. Pardon me." *makes his leave.* "SIMBER, could you please direct me to Dahl's room?"
SIMBER: "This way." Arrows form to show the way.
Julian: *All of a sudden Julian decides to enter the Big Room! Surprise! It appears a little bit of detritus from Charles' head broke off when exiting the warp. Julian'll be cleaning that up...*
Wolfman follows the arrows, gets the door open... somehow... and puts Dahl into her bed. He then eventually makes his way to HIS room for him to get sleep.
Metal Man snaps his fingers, making a metallic racket.* "Julian." *He makes the 'come here' motion.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Leans 'gainst the wall to watch the situation.*
Julian: *Julian looks up, then heads over to Metal, depositing the Charles-bits in a nearby trash can on his way over.* "Yo."
Metal Man: "No more threats against other Questers, you hear? There isn't to be any inter-Quester fighting during missions on my watch. If I catch anyone, including the people who attacked you, doing it, or making threats, I'll be dealing with them myself."
Julian: "Fine by me. You don't want nothin', you don't START nothin'. 'Parrently some people forgot that."
Metal Man: "This is mainly because the Charles thing taught me that mess was preventable. Had I just thrown the book at him the first time he even remotely threatened a Quester, we'd only have a crazy man in a jail. Probably still not useful, but it wouldn't require all those explosions..."
Dahl: *would be snoring~*
Metal Man: "So then. Also, amnesty to everybody's slip-ups before now, since otherwise many people, myself included, would be feeling that."
Dragoshi: *Tries to remember the most recent slip-up he's made before now...*
Julian: "Good. Startin' over with a clean slate. So next time someone tries to attack me, like what happened today 'fore the big attack, THEY get punished?"
Metal Man: "Yes... but the same goes if you threaten them. Kills or no kills, you got that head, I better not see any more massive conflicts over whose ego is bigger. 'Cause everybody looks stupid when that happens."
Julian: "So what about when Leo or someone starts mouthin' off? I can't keep 'em quiet?"
Metal Man: "This includes any trophies you ask for. Charles irritated you specifically, so, it makes sense you get that. But Dr. Archellago's head and the others are off-limits for dibs. It's my job to keep them quiet, not you. You don't want to become like Yurie, after all."
Julian: "Who's he again?"
Dragoshi: "Who has dibs on Archellago's head, anyway?"
Metal Man takes out a book. "Yurie had effectively become the leader of the Questers. Shortly after, she was sucked into a portal into the center of the universe and never seen again. I don't understand why that happened, but I don't want you flying into black holes either. Especially freakish ones that have never been reversed. I could be looking at the wrong cause and effect though... she ticked off The Void like Charles did. In fact, everybody who's ticked him off has died a horrible death."
Julian: "Alright, alright, I get it. Don't go mouthin' off to higher-powers an' if Leo shoots his mouth off, let him do it. Even if he's doin' it about me."
Metal Man: "..." *Writes on memo: 'Do not tick The Void off'.* "Plus, he may attract the enemies to hit him instead."
Julian: "Does the Stadium still work?"
Dragoshi: "Yea... I'm wondering the same thing."
Metal Man: "Yes. That is where these disputes are properly settled. It's a bit dusty, but it'll do."
Julian: "Could I get like, 3 Mandatory Match cards? So I can beat the hell out of someone in there instead of in the field."
Metal Man: "No, the protocol is thus: You can call them out to a challenge. If they accept, you battle. Otherwise, the issue is firmly in my hands... ...and I review all footage, so I'll be sure to hack into the bank accounts of people who decide to taunt and fight instead of doing their jobs."
Julian: "Deal."
Metal Man: "Now then, we have everything where it should be."
Dragoshi: "Hopefully so..."
Metal Man: "Oh, yes, and the Charles thing. That was all on old protocol which still stands. A Quester who has gone evil is to be killed by all the Questers."
Dragoshi: "...Old protoc-Oh. That."
Metal Man: "So if you see any more of them, we kill them. A lot."
Dragoshi: "With acid?"
Julian: "Just wish you'd said that earlier so we coulda nipped this in the bud 'bout 2 years ago. Also, you seen Scott's room lately? It's like a biohazard in there."
Metal Man: "I thought I could change him." *He laughs bitterly.* "I should have thought about digging up all of Death Mountain with a spoon! Oh... right." *He looks around shiftily.* "I'll check it out sooner or later."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Julian: "I'd like it to be sooner. I'm like two doors down from him, an' I don't wanna wake up in the middle of the night to discover that some green blob monster's broke outta there, y'know?"
Metal Man: "Right. I'll be on it." .oO(I hope he didn't find my Phazon stash.)
Julian: "Now if you'll 'scuse me, I gotta get to bed. Peace, I'm out." *Julian exits the Big Room, presumably heading for HIS room.*
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile...*
The Void: *Looking at a map.* "Heh heh heh... there goes the only man stupid enough to fight The Void, beat him, and assume he was free to do what he wanted."
Metal Man (GM): He crosses his face off a wall, which also has Yurie, Kuja, and a number of other faces. Gee. He really DOES kill whoever ticks him off. Hard to tell... amongst Lumis Dongthar and somebody named Zemus, there's mostly crossed off faces there. Ivo Robotnik's face has been repeatedly crossed through. A note is on it, though. 'Forget this one, he never seems to die anymore.' He gets up, looking around the X-zone. He chuckles once more, remembering how so many people tried to stop him and failed.
The Void: "Sha'Fol... should be Solarian for Big Fat Dumb Idiot... Not counting Sardis Mongul... the idiot who crashed into me and died... ...Hmmm..." He stares around, seeing only a few faces on there. He looks disgruntled. "I'm running out of people to kill. That's boring. There must be a solution."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at the map... points at somewhere no one has noticed before... and then chuckles.
The Void: "Aha! There it is! Yes. That shall solve everything."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a portal and flies out, his intent unknown. One thing is sure: He left behind one of his Keyblades. D'oh! *Back at HQ*
Dragoshi: "...Right. In any case, I have two new moves to practice on so I can use them in the field. So, yea. Adios" *Exits.*
Dahl: *would be up and about in a few 'hours.'*
Julian: (It's bloody 2:30 in the morning, people. GO TO BED)
And it ended there.

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