Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 377: No Life on Mars
Date: June 24th, 2007.
Trivia: I totally botched the units - feet conversion on logs prior to this one. Of course it may have been fixed by now, or maybe not.
Wolfman is trying to rest on the R&R couch... not too happy with events.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at HQ as usual. Indeed. Metal is looking over a map, talking with someone on a phone.
Metal Man: "Yes? And... yes? ...Okay." *Hangs up.*
Wolfman will eventually make his way to the Big Room.
Metal Man: "Well, Dr. Archellago's project has been finished, at least, as far as I know."
Dragoshi: *Leaning 'gainst the wall.* "Huh. 'Kay, then."
Digifanatic walks in nonchalantly, listening to the plan... and he sees, once again, a Quester he has not been acquainted with.
Alexia: "So do we go and blow it up now?"
Garrick: *sits calmly with his hands folded behind his head, listening.*
Wolfman: "No Alexia... we don't blow up Archel's project."
Dragoshi: "...Wha? No."
Metal Man: "Blow up the thing that so many Questers paid for? Even if it was evil..."
Digifanatic waves to the newer Quester, but is polite and doesn't interrupt more important matters right now.
Dahl: "Not this one at least."
Blade: *The dragon was standing around in his Warrior form, the full-plated tiger with the huge sword.*
Garrick: "He knew what he was doing, I can say that much. WHAT he was doing, though... it's complicated, to say the least." *glanced to this tiger with a huge sword and rolled his eyes to himself before putting them solidly on Metal once more.*
Wolfman: "Then, who is our target?" *hasn't yet noticed the new Quester... soon enough, though.*
Dahl: *stretches and yawns a little.*
Digifanatic eagerly listens.
Metal Man: "...Well, we don't really have a target. The machine is on, and the destruction seems to have been paused."
Garrick: "For now."
Metal Man: *Ground shakes.* "Although Earthquakes occur more frequently... However, we have kind of an issue."
Blade: "Then, oh Metal one, what is our next objective? What's our mission today?"
Metal Man brings up a picture of the 'Terrible Three'
Wolfman quickly feels the ground shaking: he tries to hover with his powered flight.
Metal Man: "Apparently they aren't so three-ish or anything anymore."
Wolfman turns to the new Quester...
Metal Man: "The machine broke the mysterious magic making them illogically work together."
Dahl: " ...eh?"
Metal Man: "In the confusion, they revealed a lair deep within Mars."
Dragoshi: "So... Did they try to kill eachother after that or just... leave in confusio-Oh."
Metal Man: "Hence... you guys check out what's up there and everything."
Metal Man: "The Solarian ruins there, I suspect."
Garrick: "And, in the end, probably put a stop to all three of their magical weirdness."
Wolfman: "So tonight, we're janitors going to clean up someone's mess."
Blade: "Forgive me if I seem ignorant, but who ARE the Solarians?"
Garrick: "Someone should read the Quester history logs..."
Metal Man: "It's a long story that nobody really needs to know anymore. They were just a race of insane people who combined magic and technology."
Dahl: " ...fun.
Metal Man: "This combination was powerful, but also destroyed all of them."
Blade: "I see."
Metal Man: "The remnants have done nothing but haunted us, except for the rare few things Garrick has."
Metal Man: "Hence..." *pulls a lever, revealing a warp.* "If you guys blow up their base, bonus points."
Metal Man: "Although, watch out. Some evil person is there."
Dragoshi: "...As per usual?"
Dahl: "Ooooo!" *giggles.*
Wolfman: .oO(When Metal encourages destruction, watch out...)
Blade: "So, we go there, level a base, kill someone and come back? Sounds like my kind of job." He spoke sarcastically.
Garrick: "I provide full magical destroying weaponry and armor and what have you. For a price. Bother me if you want something shiny."
Wolfman: "Well, let's get going. Whoever wants a ride on me, wait until after we warp please." *starts going towards the warp.*
Blade walks up to Garrick. "I could use an upgrade to my sword and armor."
Garrick: *sighs and stands, moving toward the warp.* "You need to stop asking people to ride you, Wolf. It's starting to sound... odd."
Alexia heads to el warpo as well.
Digifanatic warps out.
Garrick: *glances to Blade.* "Depends on what you want. After the mission, though. C'mon." *heads on in.*
Blade: "Alright." He warps with them.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARPWARPWARP.*
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along to the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): Mars--Ruins. The Questers appear in front of a door set into the ground.
Metal Man (GM): An aura surrounds them.
Wolfman: .oO(...okay, what is this?)
Metal Man: (Dex) "Ah, right. You can't survive in space, so I sent over some new device of Professor Oak's to help ya."
Dahl: *appears and blinks.* "So this is Mars?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see it now; some sort of floating sphere.
Dragoshi: *Grabs it.*
Blade looks at the sphere, blinking.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Pretty much, although this whole 'insanity' thing has me wondering if we've been fooled..."
Wolfman: "I can last for awhile without oxygen, but thanks."
Metal Man (GM): The door downwards is securely locked. Made of stone, and also powerless. Gray stone. It sticks out pretty badly.
Alexia: "...We need a jackhammer."
Dragoshi: "Okay, so what does the device do...?"
Metal Man (GM): It is lightly cracked on the edges.
Wolfman gets a look at the door.
Digifanatic: *also takes a quick look.*
Metal Man: (Dex) "Well, it generates oxygen. I had a feeling you'd need it. Of course, this is breathable ratio... pure oxygen would be bad."
Dragoshi: "Of course."
Wolfman: "Hmm... stone... what's a good weapon against stone again?"
Garrick: *steps up close to the door, giving it a good shove.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick pushes down into the ground. Then he tries to pry it open. It's locked. No budging.
Blade: "I could freeze the stone with my magic." *POOF!* The tiger turns into a lion with a black robe.
Wolfman sees Blade change... woah.
Dahl: *blinks and looks around.* "Hmm."
Alexia: "...Uh. Interesting trick, Blade."
Wolfman steps away to let Blade to her thing.
Garrick: "...erm, Blade?"
Blade: "Thank you; this is my newest form -- the Mage Form."
Garrick: "We're on Mars. Nova, what's the current temperature OUTSIDE the bubble?"
Blade: "I had an idea; if I constantly hit it with Freeze and Frizzle; it could crack and crumble. Stone isn't that resilient to extreme temperature changes like that."
Nova: "Eighty degrees below zero Fahrenheit."
Wolfman: "...will that work for you Garrick?"
Garrick: "What's the point of freezing if it's already frozen?"
Nova: "It would probably be better to heat it up."
Dragoshi: *Rears back a little bit... hoo boy.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah. I was gonna say."
Garrick: *turns and pulls his M-150, a massive blue hand cannon of a handgun, and fire a clips worth of shots into the cracks around the door.*
Digifanatic: "But that's just expand it and make it... oh boy..."
Dahl: *quickly steps back!*
Digifanatic: "That should work." *steps back.*
Blade: "Then let's try it." He holds up his staff as it flares up with fire. Red energy flares around him as he fires a fireball at the stone door. "Frizzle!"
Dragoshi: *After the slight charge, Dragoshi would unleash a massive gout of flame on the door.*
Garrick: *What once was nasty slugs are dangerous energy rounds...*
Wolfman is already out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): *Blam.* It cracks, then crumbles. The Solarians were not very fit for Mars. It falls in a ways... 10 feet down. It's pitch black in there.
Garrick: "There, that should--" *TOASTED.*
Digifanatic: "Well, it did..." *searches for some safe way down than just a 10-foot free fall.*
Wolfman: "...alright, we can enter. But now...we'll have to see. Perhaps our Dexes can do the work for us?" *attempts to turn the Dex into a Ocarina-of-time style map.*
Digifanatic: "Perhaps." *tries the same so he doesn't have to look at Wolf's.*
Garrick: "We've been here before."
Digifanatic: "It's been a while for me, at the very least."
Garrick: "But assuming these three people are as they should be, it's most likely different. C'mon."
Digifanatic: "That too."
Wolfman doesn't remember being here...
Blade remains in Mage Form as he follows the party inward, lighting the tip of his staff to provide light.
Garrick: *moves forward and flicks a small flashlight attached to his M-150 and jumping downwards. 10 feet isn't bad.*
Wolfman moves slowly with the others.
Alexia hops down the hole as well.
Digifanatic: *Leaps down only when Garrick and whoever else is out of the way.*
Dahl: *follows in after the others.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLANK* *THUNK* Everyone reaches the bottom. Lights turn on... ...it isn't a pretty sight. This area's been trashed thoroughly.
Garrick: *slams a fresh clip into his gun and flicks the light off.*
Blade: "Well, isn't this beautiful."
Dragoshi: *Jumps down as well...*
Garrick: "Like I said, we've been here before."
Wolfman gets a look.
Alexia: "...Geez, what happened here, anyways?"
Dragoshi: *Lands, gets up.* "Mhm."
Wolfman: "...then perhaps you can make me a new intelligence chip that will make me remember?"
Dahl: " ... huh ...Wonder what happened here.."
Garrick: "You weren't here, Wolf. This is where I crashed the Dauntless after that three month long disappearance." *begins to make his way in, his gun moving from side to side as he holsters it quickly and draws the Last Request, a nasty looking SMG.*
Alexia takes out her gun and starts heading forward.
Blade continues to follow, keeping at the ready.
Wolfman: "Well, that explains that one. But I still want that intelligence chip."
Dahl: *Lets her hand rest on her sword's handle, walking after the group.*
Wolfman continues to stick with the others.
Garrick: "Talk to me later."
Dragoshi: *Readies his machinegun, following the others.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk ahead, deeper into the ruins. They soon come upon a chair. A very broken chair. Indeed, a terrifying man in dark robes appears to sit there.
Wolfman: .oO(...he doesn't realize that any INT chip never works.)
???: "Who dares come into my lair..."
Wolfman sees... someone sitting on a broken chair? But... .oO(...I'm not saying it. Someone else please?)
Garrick: "Cue overused evil man question number sixty three.."
Dahl: " ...huh ?"
???: "I am no simple evil man..."
Dragoshi: .oO(I am tempted to be sarcastic.)
???: "I have been watching you all this time..."
Metal Man (GM): *Sparks.*
???: "I have been watching you all this time..."
Garrick: "Let me guess. You are the ultimate evil?"
Metal Man (GM): *Sparks again.*
Dragoshi: "I doubt it..."
Garrick: *...grumble... shoot.*
???: "Buy ten dollars from Dominoes..."
Metal Man (GM): He falls over.
Dragoshi: "Unless the ultimate evil spa-...What."
Metal Man (GM): It was a robot.
Wolfman: "What was it with Dominoes?"
Garrick: *Damn, who called it.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a note stuck to his head, penned in an unsteady hand.
Garrick: "Big thing with Aetos back in the day."
Garrick: *steps forward and yanks it off, reading it.*
Dragoshi: "Dominoes? Pizza, I think. ...oh. Wait. That's not what ya meant."
Note: 'This was some weird trick used to 'control' us. Somebody decided it'd be fun to cast magical spells on The Ultimate Lifeform.'
Digifanatic: "Heh." *waits for informations regarding that note.*
Note: 'I will make sure whoever did this pays--'
Dragoshi: "Actually, I have no idea what is up with Dominoes."
Metal Man (GM): It becomes blurry after that.
Garrick: "...the... Ultimate Lifeform."
Metal Man (GM): Whoever it was was very angry.
Dragoshi: "I prefer-...Huh."
Metal Man (GM): The dead robot is holding a key, too.
Garrick: *glances down and pulls back the hood of the robot.*
Digifanatic: "Oh man...'
Wolfman: "Ultimate Lifeform... wait a second..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a stick used to hold the hood up, and a small speaker.
Wolfman: "Didn't we fight someone that claimed he was that?"
Metal Man (GM): It was an automaton. Nothing individual or special. No logos, either.
Wolfman: .oO(...that... Shadow guy I think...)
Garrick: "We fought several someones who called themselves that." *snags the key and glances around for a door.*
Dragoshi: "Only one rodent would be egotistical enough to claim to be that..."
Garrick: "...oh yeah, Shadow. Hate that blasted angsty mouse thing."
Wolfman: "If you are thinking the same person I'm thinking... shouldn't rodents be much smaller?"
Dahl: "Ultimate Lifeform eh? sounds like some one has a big ego."
Digifanatic: *turning to Dahl.* "You know nothing yet."
Alexia: "...Shadow, Shadow..."
Digifanatic: "Just wait a few more weeks and you'll learn some crazy stuff."
Garrick: "Opposite Sonic, Alexia."
Alexia: "The short guy with the guns and chemical imbalance?"
Digifanatic: "If you haven't already..."
Metal Man (GM): There's actually two doors. One on the left, one on the right. They both look exactly the same.
Wolfman eventually helps Garrick find doors... gah.
Garrick: "...oh, wonderful. Which way, ladies and gents?"
Metal Man (GM): Both have locks on them, too.
Alexia: "How about left?"
Wolfman: "I'm waiting for two Scottish gargoyles to quiz us on which way first."
Garrick: "Alexia said it first." *heads to the left and tries the key in the lock.*
Dahl: *Watches for the moment.*
Dragoshi: "We already came across two Scottish gargoyles a long while ago, Wolf. Remember that time when we tried to get to the Gravity Egg via the Astral Realm?" >_>;;
Wolfman: "I recall. However, they've popped up many more times before that."
Metal Man (GM): The door unlocks... and the key vanishes.
Metal Man (GM): You can open it now.
Garrick: "Figured that'd happen." *opens the door and peeks inside.*
Dahl: "Well onwards then?"
Digifanatic: "Go for it." *follows on in.*
Wolfman turns to Garrick... oh: he just opened the door. *follows.*
Alexia heads through the doorway with the others.
Dragoshi: *Follows through.*
Metal Man (GM): The tunnel ahead moves in a confusing, snake-like path.
Dahl: * follows~*
Metal Man (GM): Soon enough the Questers find a massive pit and no real way to get across. It's 150 feet long; at the other end is a door.
Alexia: "...Of freakin' course."
Wolfman: "Always due for another pit..." *checks to see if there are walls that could theoretically be scaled across.*
Garrick: *hrms, getting to his knees and feeling around the edge of the pit for an invisible path or something similar.*
Digifanatic: *looks down... checks if it is pitch black?*
Dragoshi: "..." *Aims machinegun at an angle into the air, and fires a full-out Tidal Blast barrage which all then split into smaller bursts and hit various areas across the pit for any invisible pathways.*
Alexia looks upwards.
Metal Man (GM): Pitch black.
Dahl: *peaks over the edge and tosses a Foi down there to try and light it up a little.*
Metal Man (GM): No invisible pathways. The foi falls down and then vanishes deep down the pit. The walls are all treacherous and appear to be cracked stone. In fact, the walls around the Questers are especially cracked.
Blade: "Well, excuse me if I manage to kill myself..." He twirls his staff. "Zoom!"
Wolfman: "...and what are you doing Blade?"
Alexia: "...Blade? What are you going to do?"
Digifanatic: "It's a bit nuts..."
Garrick: "...h. Stop him, someone."
Metal Man (GM): Blade flies backwards into the door. Then again into the door. Boing! Boing! Boing! *SMACK.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Walks over to one of the walls and tries to flipkick it...*
Garrick: "...or not."
Blade suddenly disappears, and reappears a few feet behind him, bouncing around like a pinball. "Ow!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi kicks a wall.
Wolfman chuckles at the attempt.
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly sees a handle.
Garrick: "My thoughts exactly. Excuse me."
Dragoshi: "I knew those cracked walls were suspicious."
Alexia: "Uh-huh..." *steps back a bit.*
Wolfman: "Long as they don't crack and crumble on us, I'll be good."
Garrick: *makes sure it's not a door handle and more like a handhold for climbing.*
Blade stands up, and wobbles a bit. "Did anyone catch the number of that pizza...?"
Dragoshi: "...I could go for some pizza."
Metal Man (GM): It's neither. It's a handle of some kind. It moves around when Garrick grabs it.
Blade: *He shakes his head, which ruffles his mane up some.* "Mayhaps it's like a zipline?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but it better be able to support two of us at once."
Garrick: *hrms and gives it a firm push in either direction.*
Digifanatic: "You know, two-way trips..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick pushes it. It has a spring... that doesn't seem to be the right way.
Wolfman is out of the way so Garrick can do his spring thing... or something.
Blade: "...I could try Zooming to the other side again..."
Garrick: *hrms... then PULLS it... back along the wall, toward the door they came in, and straight back to the other side of the tunnel.*
Digifanatic: *gets out of the way so he doesn't become in the path of this projectile.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick pulls it back, just pulls on it. A hole appears in the ceiling, and then a... hanging car appears.
Dragoshi: "...There we go."
Metal Man (GM): Appears to be a way across.
Garrick: "Ah ha. Shall we?"
Alexia: "...Uh, I don't think it's that simple."
Wolfman: "...strange technology. Why must cars be hanging instead of on the ground?"
Metal Man (GM): Room for everyone.
Wolfman hops on the car then.
Dahl: "How interesting." *she blinks.* *and hops on!*
Digifanatic: *Gets on.*
Blade loads up.
Dragoshi: *Gets on as well.*
Garrick: *jumps in.*
Metal Man (GM): Once everyone is on... they see a switch to turn it on.
Alexia sighs and climbs on as well.
Wolfman: "...ah, there is the switch." *flick.*
Metal Man (GM): It hums and moves slowly across the gap.
Blade: "I've three other forms I wish I could access. If I could assume Destroyer form, I would have just flown across."
Metal Man (GM): The corridor is 10 feet wide. A bit squishy for a dragon.
Garrick: *frowns... how slow...?*
Metal Man (GM): It's sorta slow. The Questers are moving about 10 feet a minute. It's 30 feet.
Dragoshi: *Sooo... How does one kill three minutes?*
Garrick: "...this doesn't seem right." *leans over the side of the cart to check the connection between the cart and the track it's on.*
Wolfman: "How so Garrick? We're on a nice, peaceful trip across a bottomless pit with no worries whatsoever. What could possibly go wrong?"
Alexia: "That's what I--never mind."
Dahl: *sits crossed legged.* "...yup.."
Digifanatic: "You had to say it?"
Wolfman: "Someone did. I thought it was my turn."
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* It reaches the other side.
Wolfman: "See? Nothing happened. Now, who is supposed to say it next..."
Garrick: "...guess I'm just paranoid."
Dahl: *hops out!*
Garrick: *hops out and looks around.*
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is a bit problematic... it's a sliding door with no power.
Wolfman gets out of the car.
Alexia gets out and heads to the door.
Blade: "I've got this handled, someone expose a wire leading to the door."
Garrick: "Not that simple."
Wolfman looks to find some sort of control panel.
Dragoshi: *Exits as well...*
Dahl: *Looks for a control panel~*
Blade: *He prepares a Zap spell.*
Digifanatic: *Checks what this door is... Stone? Steel? Some other extremely dense material?*
Garrick: *checks the door itself, testing to see how thick it is and what direction is slides.*
Metal Man (GM): There's no panels nearby, but something's gotta move the doors themselves... It's about 4 inches thick and made of steel.
Dragoshi: *Checks to see if the door can magnetically slide...*
Wolfman doesn't see a panel... oh well.
Dahl: *walks up to the door and taps it.*
Wolfman: "Alright, I'm going to assume straight out attacking the door won't work either."
Metal Man (GM): It might be able to slide magnetically. It shakes a little at Dahl's tap.
Wolfman: "...did you somehow cause the door to shake with your finger?"
Dragoshi: *Decides to test it out, by using an Indignation spark on part of the door and tries having it move...*
Wolfman: "...maybe we can attack this door. Any objections to me ramming it?"
Garrick: "...everything so far is showing how weak the stuff is in this place..."
Dahl: *places her hand on the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is shocked and flies open.
Digifanatic: "You're right... it could be hollow the way she--or that."
Blade blinks a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Inside reveals a laboratory.
Garrick: "Oh ho ho..."
Metal Man (GM): A person... no... blue thing... stands by it.
Wolfman shrugs again...
Garrick: *moves inside and looks around with a prac--hmm?" *
Wolfman enters the lab, and sees... a blue thing.
Dragoshi: "I was hoping it'd just slide open 'cause I thought it was magnetic..."
Rathos: "Ha... ha... ha... it is I, Rathos Lell! You shall die today!"
Alexia heads in, gun drawn.
Dragoshi: "But fly open? Man, that was unexpected."
Wolfman: "...who again?"
Rathos: "A silly curse was all that stopped me from killing you when you were on the moon... but now I am free!"
Alexia: "...Don't you ever die?"
Rathos: "I am Rathos Lell, dread Solarian!"
Dragoshi: *Boredly looks at the medallion.* "...Mhm."
Rathos: "Now... feel my power!" He powers up...
Digifanatic: .oO(It's like that one bad dream you keep having over and over again.)
Blade: "I'm sorry, who are you again? I was brushing my mane..."
Dahl: "Look another bad guy with a big mouth ..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM.* A bunch of chaos spears fly through him like he's made of butter.
Dragoshi: *Medallion being the one he got from Rathos on that one time on Ferran...*
Metal Man (GM): He falls down face-first. Shadow takes his gun and jams it into his dead body.
Blade: "...That was impressive."
Dragoshi: "...Let me guess. Shadow."
Garrick: "...and that'd be Shadow."
Alexia: *nervously.* "Heh heh... hiya."
Wolfman: .oO(...so we do see Shadow.)
Shadow: "I've had enough of these illusions. All of these people telling me who I am... giving me a gun... even trying to tell me I lost my memory."
Dragoshi: "Who's next? Tridus?" *Shakes his head and waits for it...*
Metal Man (GM): He tilts his head at Dragoshi.
Shadow: "More of those losers? Who thought it'd be a good idea for me to help them? I need no weapons or allies. Nor do I need any of this."
Dragoshi: "...I don't know."
Garrick: "...can I have your gun then?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see a few explosions. He blows away various pieces of IIF and TIC equipment.
Shadow: "My gun? No, you can not. It is broken... like all of the lies... and someone must be behind it! Tell me... are you behind this madness?"
Blade: "No; we're here to investigate something."
Dragoshi: "The Destroyer, if I'm not mistaken..."
Alexia: "Of course not."
Shadow: "I remember... I first came to save you from two machines... some being tricked me into it... The Destroyer?" He chuckles ominously. "I think you got that black-robed fellow confused with me."
Wolfman: .oO(...I recall the last time I saw Shadow. I want to be careful with what I say. And Dragoshi said what I wanted to... oh well.)
Metal Man (GM): He points at the Questers.
Wolfman: "...can you clarify that for us?"
Dragoshi: "...That really wasn't him."
Shadow: "You're nothing but an entire army of fakers. Everything you've done has destabilized the world. This isn't the world I came from, nor would Maria want me aiding world-destroying fools."
Wolfman: "...I will not argue."
Garrick: "..." *said... that... sorta.* "...Maria..?"
Alexia bites back a question of "Maria who?"
Shadow: "If you value your lives you will put down your weapons and--"
Metal Man (GM): He holds his head a bit, then looks at the Questers. His eyes are nearly blood red.
Alexia then steps away from Garrick.
Wolfman already has his claws sheathed.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the crystal and boredly looks at it.* "..."
Shadow: "...Maria gave her life for everyone else... and yet no one knows her name?"
Blade lays down his staff; though he doesn't need it to cast magic. "...I have nothing to do with this."
Garrick: "We know her name... I've heard that name before."
Digifanatic: .oO(I recognize it.)
Shadow: "Maria died because of humans just like you... just as Gerald said. And when I went to save the world, guess who died? ME!"
Wolfman: .oO(Excuse me Shadow... I'm a reploid here...)
Dahl: " ...soo who is Maria?" *looks to the others.* " ...erm .. not human here pal." ^^;
Garrick: *winces, glancing back at Dahl.*
Dragoshi: "...Uhhh... Not to be rude or anything, but some of us... Ah nevermind."
Alexia also steps away from Dahl.
Shadow: "There are many types of beings... but I am sure you all lack the souls of those whom I died to protect."
Garrick: "Oh, cut the shit!"
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a hand.
Wolfman: "...Garrick, hold on a second. Shadow, I won't argue with anything with what you've said."
Dragoshi: "...Yes. It's gotten quite annoying."
Wolfman: "However, you said something interesting, about how we are destabilizing this world. Would you know of a way for us to re-stabilize it?"
Shadow: "Destroy them all! Destroy those who continue to destabilize this realm..." He kicks the body of Rathos Lell into a bottomless pit. "Those who clearly do not belong here!"
Wolfman: "...then I am the source."
Garrick: "ENOUGH already!"
Shadow: "I will not waste my time with words. I shall destroy all of you!"
Wolfman: "Garrick, SHUT UP!"
Blade: "We're only here to stop a being that's destabilizing *all.* reality."
Wolfman: "Shadow, you want me. So I won't stop you."
Wolfman: "I was the original cause of the Questers." *steps forward.*
Dragoshi: "But I doubt you'll believe that."
Alexia: "Wolf, what the heck are you doing?!"
Shadow: "Pft. I've seen the history of this organization. You are not one who mindlessly destroys."
Metal Man (GM): He picks up Wolf and tosses him aside.
Shadow: "Your life is not to be destroyed, unlike these fools..."
Wolfman somehow gets picked up... wow: he's strong.
Garrick: "He's trying to be a sacrifice with an insane being."
Dragoshi: "...You know something."
Wolfman: .oO(And it didn't work either.)
Shadow: "Insane? Do you know what you have done? Constant war between you and these other entities has destroyed the lives and worlds of all sane people."
Blade: "Then I suppose I am to fall to judgment even though I am innocent of most of the things you claim *I* did. Very well, but do not expect me not to fight back."
Garrick: "Bite me, rodent! We do what we can to keep people alive!"
Wolfman stands away temporarily.
Shadow: "I shall do more than bite you..." He turns blood red... uh-oh.
Dragoshi: "This makes you sound like a hypocrite. After all, none of us are actually supposed to be here. Hell, this is all a bunch of dimensions clumped together by some evil higher-end being, so therefore if you were to-Oh, SCREW THE TECHNICALITIES!"
Wolfman hopes he made his side-step obvious before the battle.
Blade: o/` Phantasy Star IV - Ooze o/`
Dragoshi: *And, how does Dragoshi start this off? By trying to Dex Shadow!*
Shadow: "Chaos Control!" He warps out of the way of Dragoshi's dex.
Wolfman: .oO(Yep... good ole Shadow.)
Dahl: *blinks.* " ... huh..."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi blasts Shadow with an Indignation shot from his machinegun to show him what happens when you waste Dragoshi's time.*
Wolfman: .oO(...but to fight in this fight, or not? I can't attack the Questers, but Shadow has no personal beef with me...)
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then...* *Calls forth the grand deathmech who descends fron his vortexy sleep to take Drag's machinegun and...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Blasts the everloving hell out of Shadow and Daze!* *Oh, and Drag takes his machinegun back from the mech.*
Shadow: "You use guns? Hah. You're not even as good as Knuckles!"
Wolfman chuckles at Shadow's statement.
Dragoshi: "...Says the one who was controlled by various other forces." *Dark chuckle.*
Wolfman was laughing with Shadow, not against.
Shadow: "I'll show you who's controlled by chaos..."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up a hand... ...that's odd. He stands there for a moment...
Shadow: "Chaos Spear!"
Dragoshi: .oO(I have a feeling I know where this is going...)
Metal Man (GM): He splits into several projections. The Questers' eyes might dart all about, but good luck finding the real one. Magic energy appears over your head, Soon it makes sense to Dragoshi. Shadow wasn't just saying Chaos Spear. He was also using Chaos Control. But by the time he realizes this, easily thirty spears of lighting fly at him from all directions, direly glinting in the air and making a whoosh noise as if they're rending the very fabric of reality as they aim at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Hit, miss, hit, hit, miss, miss, miss, miss, hit, hit.* "...Hmph." *Beaten up somewhat by that barrage but still okay.*
Shadow: "Who do you think you are, master of the universe?"
Metal Man (GM): He would then vanish. Of course, he didn't actually vanish. He just moved so fast that he appeared to have teleported. Moving towards Dragoshi, a small sonic boom is heard as he flies at him in homing sphere form. Whoosh! Wham! Smack! Bang! He flies at Dragoshi from hundreds of different angles at once, Each blow would feel like being hit by a hammer... and there were so many of them. And a crit. *SMACK.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi dodges only one of those.*
Garrick: *is busy in the middle of his own turn, running to the side.* "Good lord, he's fast..."
Metal Man (GM): He reappears, scratching his chin some.
Shadow: "If you're going to defeat me, you'll have to do more than just throw attacks at me!"
Dragoshi: "..." *He's still alive, smartass.*
Dahl: "I have an Idea ... but I need to grab him to do it ..." *ponders for the moment.*
Dragoshi: "...I haven't even started yet." *Cricks his neck.*
Wolfman: "...I'm sorry Questers, but I'm not engaging just yet. I'm not the one he is after." *simply steps to the side, out of the way of the battle, and just prepares a Melee Bubble Shield.* .oO(I only want to get involved if I'm really needed. Even I would be mincemeat against Shadow.)
Digifanatic decides to just let a bit o' fun out on Shadow... he starts with a mighty Fire Punch to Shadow's midsection, before quickly turning around and pulling off a Running Charge straight to the head. He then hands off an Ultra Shroom to Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Eats the shroom.*
Wolfman: .oO(And whatever penalties I receive... I'll accept.)
Metal Man (GM): He is not knocked down. His shoes help him get up immediately.
Digifanatic: *Kinda.* "I wish we could get some better healing items... I wish I could guard you but it doesn't look like I'll be able to pull that off soon."
Garrick: *prepping for something, but moves as much as he can during which... he has an idea, but he spends in whispering hurried into his link to Nova.*
Dahl: *smirks and Darts at Shadow and swipes at with the Fierce Deity sword, watching him.* *Growls and waits.* "..."
Metal Man (GM): Dahl makes a fake swipe; Shadow turns to dodge, but realizes it is fake. He is not fooled.
Blade uses his free hit to lay his hand on Shadow. "By the frigid northern winds... FREEZE!"
Metal Man (GM): Shadow dodges the otherwise very much freeze-worthy attack with a few inches to spare. A lab of blue desks and broken vials everywhere. The ceiling is made of rough rock and the ground a metallic laboratory-clean surface... To the back is the door and on the desks are broken magitek crystals. None of them have any power left. The past efforts of the ancient Solarians who built this place was in vain; with the walls of stone cracking and all the magitek busted, it might as well be a garbage dump.
Blade: "Got it... Heavenly clouds of judgment... ZAP!!" he slams his staff into the ground as it sparks with electricity, dispersing the lightning through the floor in the immediate area, however his comrades would not be in danger only Shadow if he was still on the ground.
Metal Man (GM): The electricity flies through the floor... Hit.
Dragoshi: *And Drag switches out for his sword, runs a unit forward and attempts to make a cut-and-grab via a modified Five-Clawed Discount!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. No items to steal; his shoes would burn Dragoshi to touch.
Metal Man waits...
Dragoshi: "...Right. anyway..." *Dragoshi quickly swaps out his sword for his scythe and gets into position.* "Let's see how you like, this!" *Dragoshi suddenly lashes out at Shadow with a pair of quick, deadly and accurate uppercut/swipes from his scythe as Dragoshi concentrates during his airtime... And when he lands, he quickly strikes at Shadow with one mighty upward blow, then follows up with that by crashing down with an equally destructive blow!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then lands, smirking. He then waits for Shadow to unleash his wrath upon him, 'cause that prolly' wasn't a good thing to do.* >_>;;
Shadow: "It appears you won't take my warning shots seriously. Very well; you shall die for your impotence."
Dragoshi: *Before he's about to get slain.* "...Impudence." *Facepalms, shaking head.*
Metal Man (GM): Shadow runs forwards quickly, towards Digi. The anger gleams in his eyes as he flies for him at unimaginable speeds, grabbing... his leg. It would be after this that he'd begin spinning... using Digi as a flail at Dragoshi.
Shadow: "You can protect your friend all right... he just might not come out of it in one piece!"
Metal Man (GM): After saying that, he'd toss Digi head-first at a wall and then viciously bring his fist down at Dragoshi's head. Afterwards he would rip out a massive research desk and attempt to slam it atop Dragoshi's head, causing a small explosion. He would then try to punch it (assuming it hit) so hard it and Dragoshi would fly like a missile into the wall, careening at Digi and then causing the ceiling to cave in on them after the desk fully exploded.*
Wolfman: .oO(...in a way, I can understand Shadow's intentions. He's not evil... well, certainly not that high on our evil list.)
Garrick: .oO(Good lord... c'mon, Nova, make sure my hunch is right..)
Metal Man (GM): Tons of damage, stun, and daze to Dragoshi; a ton of damage to Digi. Shadow dusts off his hands, looking at the destruction.
Digifanatic: *Still alive...*
Dragoshi: *Too bad that doesn't matter as it only put Dragoshi down one life. :p*
Shadow: "Feel free to pretend I'm not able to kill you... it'll just make the irony much sweeter."
Dragoshi: *And Drag Revives... Just to hear that.*
Digifanatic: "I never said you're unable..."
Dragoshi: "I'm sorry, but you are sadly mistaken. I am quite aware of my mortality you blithering imbecile."
Wolfman again stands far from the Questers, MBSing the time away.
Shadow: "Then you continue insulting me? Clearly, you do not care for your own safety."
Dragoshi: "..." *Hangs his head low... And laughs.*
Digifanatic: .oO(I didn't say THAT one.)
Wolfman: "..." .oO(...they are in for it if they keep this up.)
Dragoshi: "If that wasn't obvious enough as-is."
Shadow: "So I am correct... you are mindless destroyers." He points again. "I shall ensure you destroy no more than you already have."
Digifanatic: "Ohhh... now what, Drag?"
Dragoshi: "...You are far from correct."
Wolfman hopes Shadows sees that he is far enough away from the "mindless destroyers."
Dragoshi: "You couldn't even begin to see the reality as-is..."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow seems to not be looking at, or talking at Wolfman. Apparently he considers Wolfman to be innocent.
Dahl: "This is more self defense then anything for me..."
Blade: o/` Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper o/`
Digifanatic looks at this scenario, trying to figure out just what he should do... well, he might as. well try to keep pummeling Shadow in the hopes that he'll turn his attention away from. Dragoshi and keep the big guy in there. He begins with a Fire Lunge and then takes a swing with the golf club in an attempt to launch Shadow back towards the others.
Dragoshi: "Then again... I don't blame you. After all, you were being used as someone else's toy multiple times over and you prolly' still are."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He is knocked back a little.
Digifanatic continues to beat up on Shadow via Aerial Strike and finishes his attacks, turning around once more and using a round of Celestial Fury.
Metal Man (GM): Both hits.
Garrick: *listens quietly as he preps himself...*
Nova: "Chaos energy is an orange-ish energy, often associated with the X-zone. It is a very powerful source, which burns whatever it touches similar to fire. However it is room temperature most of the time. It tends to dissipate quickly and is very hard to control. Those who do control it can move through reality as if it is made of butter. Extreme caution is advised against anyone who can use it more than for a few silly magic tricks."
Garrick: .oO(Then what I need... is to anchor him to THIS reality... this'll take one hell of a bit of magitek...)
Nova: "That's pretty much the analysis."
Garrick: *glances around to make sure that Shadow's attention is set on the main group before he pulls the Burning Chill from his sheath and jams it hard into the ground of the room. The room itself could be a solid, FULL anchor. Why anchor the person when you can anchor the room he's in? As long as he doesn't know, things should be good... he brings his hands back, trying to determine what the cost would be of dimensionally anchoring the laboratory...*
Metal Man (GM): The laboratory is already anchored. The object which is not is Shadow. He is able to unhinge himself from normal reality at will in more ways than one. What one needs is some way to simply negate his speed and energy (which are separate.)
Garrick: *stands, knowing he needs more time to think...*
Metal Man (GM): However, he's only attacked people who have attacked him before. Interesting.
Dahl: *she sighs then moves in towards Shadow "Just stop this ...please, there is no need for all this this commotion ... you're going to hurt someone that doesn't deserve to be hurt!" *takes another fake swipe!*
Metal Man (GM): He is fooled by it.
Dahl: *Tries to zap the power from his shoes, both of them! Energy Control.*
Metal Man (GM): His shoes go dead. He growls.
Shadow: "I don't necessarily need those either... unless you are Sonic?"
Wolfman: .oO(Dahl, Sonic? Hardly.)
Dahl: I do not wish to hurt you, I just want you to stop ...Please... just stop this."
Shadow: "I see... you are not like the others." He points to the side. "I only wish to kill those among you who would slaughter innocents, namely, them." He points with two fingers: one at Dragoshi, one at Digi. "They have no mercy nor soul, and will not stop until I am dead. I have no choice but to kill them before they strike again."
Digifanatic: .oO(She's probably going to get overkilled for that, but she's got some spunk I am normally too conservative to boast about... then again, that last turn makes me look like a total hypocrite under these thoughts.)
Blade: "I agree with Dahl; I am only fighting because I wish to defend myself and my friends."
Digifanatic: .oO(No soul? That's low.)
Wolfman: .oO(...well then. Shadow confirms.)
Dragoshi: "I am fucking tired of you berating me."
Dahl: "They will stop ... for me ... maybe..." *she turns to Dragoshi and Digi.* "...lay your weapons down please ..."
Shadow: *He turns to Blade.* "You don't have the malice they do. I do not believe you to be the same... merely confused."
Dragoshi: "'Kay... But you can't stop me from chewing him out verbally." *Puts his scythe away.*
Digifanatic complies to this offer--well, his actual weapon, so to say, really hasn't been used...
Garrick: *stands there, his mind whirling...*
Dahl: "I don't wish for any more of this unneeded fighting tonight..."
Wolfman feels better about the Questers now... he slowly approaches the group again.
Garrick: "We're not TRYING to hurt people, Shadow... we're trying to help. We can only do so much..."
Shadow: "I have all the right reason to chew you out. All you have done is kill your way to victory this whole time. I stopped Gerald... I would not tolerate another of him."
Wolfman ...or maybe not.
Dahl: "Shadow don't ... please..."
Shadow: "Then why did you attack me? I had no intent to kill true heroes... but not so much of you seem to be those. Sonic the Hedgehog never attacked first."
Dragoshi: "...I'm sorry, but I don't like it when people threaten to kill me."
Wolfman: "...Dahl, while your efforts were appreciated, I'm unsure if they will work fully."
Dragoshi: "...And I prolly' missed something. Then again, I always miss something, so correct if I'm quite obviously wrong."
Shadow: "The apathetic uncaring for your own existence or mine is clearly one closer to the Eggman than that of somebody of heroic origin. Tell me, what makes you so good, killing people for threatening you?"
Digifanatic: "Same here... again, like she said, I'm doing in defense more or less..."
Wolfman: .oO(...you've done it again Dragoshi.)
Garrick: "You gotta understand, Shadow."
Dahl: "Self defense is hardly attacking First shadow ... you threatened their very lives ... so .. your started to be no better then they were a moment ago... please just stop..."
Garrick: "Most of the time when people threaten us, it's usually because they plan on blowing the world to pieces or taking it over. Look at Kuja."
Wolfman: .oO(Dahl, right idea, bad choice of words...)
Digifanatic: .oO(I'll shut up and analyze this to myself.)
Shadow: "Kuja." He shakes his head. "Kuja." He buries his face in his hands. "Ku... ja..."
Garrick: "Besides, so far, you've done a good job at attacking us every time before this."
Shadow: "You had a choice. A chance. His weapon could have been your savior. Instead, you blew it up and this very realm."
Garrick: "We're wary of you."
Shadow: "You gave into Gerald's temptation. 'Let's destroy everything so it can't harm me and feel my despair.'"
Garrick: "No. We didn't."
Dragoshi: "...I... really don't know anymore."
Garrick: "If you're talking about that blasted crystal, it's still around."
Shadow: "This realm is falling to pieces because of somebody, and if it isn't you, someone else tricked you. Bring me to whoever ordered the destruction of that cannon."
Garrick: "...the Dimensional Cannon?"
Dahl: "Cannon ? ...what cannon?" *blinks.*
Shadow: "Oh... but first..." He blows up the rest of the lab. "The Magitek is another instrument of world destruction... yes. The Dimensional Cannon."
Garrick: "...but... wait..."
Wolfman: "...I have a possibility of who might be involved, but I am not 100% positive. Only because I am unsure of this person's true allegiance."
Shadow: "Whoever ordered it destroyed did so either directly or not knowing that it would doom this realm."
Garrick: *thinks back... thinks far, far back... wasn't HE the one who overloaded the cannon's circuits?*
Metal Man (GM): Thinking... a number of memories:
Wolfman waits for Shadow to acknowledge him before continuing.
Digifanatic: *Thinks of possibilities he may remember.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick overloaded it, then Gerald's program (which Garrick helped deliver) blew it apart. Metal said something about destroying the tower, as it was Kuja's command center... Kuja himself may have contributed in his last battle and his death throes. The Void totally blew it apart... it's hard to tell who was responsible.
Garrick: "...I was the tool."
Shadow: "Who ordered you, then? You see..."
Metal Man (GM): He shows an orb.
Shadow: "This is your ordinary energy. This is what happens when you destroy the seal on it."
Metal Man (GM): It explodes.
Garrick: "But... I wasn't with the Questers at the time... I left... so it couldn't be Metal..."
Shadow: "That's what happened there. Whoever or whatever destroyed the cannon did so knowing it. Because if they didn't, they wouldn't have known how to destroy it. ...The cannon's weakness was that seal. It had a link into all of creation. Breaking that ripped it all asunder."
Garrick: "...it's either Kuja... or the Void." *pulls the V medallion out from under his shirt.*
Shadow: "Gerald made the Eclipse Cannon to simply manipulate ether. That cannon manipulated much more."
Wolfman: "...at the risk of sounding stupid, Shadow... how familiar are you with Dr. Archellago?"
Shadow: "The Void?" He thinks. "Did he order you to do that? Dr. Who?"
Dragoshi: *Mutters to himself, barely audible to those with rather good hearing.* "I, who have traveled beyond dimensions... I who have seen things that would make the sanity of others collapse into pure, unbridled insanity... I who have been tricked into signing a contract made by those bastardous imps of Zylcon... I who have thought he held all the cards knowledge-wise in the beginning..." *Sits.*
Garrick: "I wasn't ORDERED to overload the cannon... I was given the tool, and at the time, it seemed right..."
Wolfman: "...he is a salesperson that recently 'convinced' us to give up all of our coins to help power a machine that would supposedly keep this reality intact for awhile."
Shadow: "What was that tool?"
Garrick: "A virus that Ge--"
Wolfman: "While I disagreed initially, I was outvoted."
Dragoshi: *Apparently, Dragoshi's muttering to himself about the past... As if trying to analyze his situation.* "...Yep."
Shadow: "Of course. Who would know better?"
Garrick: "That virus was Gerald's..."
Shadow: "So. You were fooled by Gerald. That makes two of us. But the question is... can this simply be chaos controlled away like his FIRST doomsday device?"
Metal Man (GM): He shrugs, walking out.
Wolfman: .oO(...maybe my thinking is not related to this incident here.)
Dragoshi: "...I doubt it."
Garrick: "...there's a way."
Shadow: "I must finish my work here. Tridus still breathes. Another Solarian."
Garrick: "...at least, I think there is..."
Shadow: "You have told me all I need to know. Just one more thing."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Dragoshi.
Shadow: "Never speak to me again."
Metal Man (GM): He warps out. The Questers have the trolley back now. They hear some explosions in the other lab.
Digifanatic: *turns to Dahl.* "Nice persuasion... "
Dahl: "...I am just glad we didn't have to lose anyone..."
Computer: "Reactor critical. Unknown energy reaction."
Computer: "Defense systems on---disabled."
Garrick: *stands there, breathing heavily... it was him... HE was the one that caused all this..*
Computer: "Activating--" *BOOOM.* "Weapon of mass destruction has been blown apart. Recovery systems online..."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM* *BOOOM* *BLAM.*
Dragoshi: "...Wait for it... And there we go."
Wolfman catches up to the others.
Computer: "All systems offline."
Computer: *Bzt.* *Kzt.* *Pop.* *Speaker explodes.*
Metal Man (GM): The lights dim to nearly nothing. The Questers will have to push against the walls to move the trolley... but it's faster than when it's powered anyway.
Dahl: *Eeps and covers her ears.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, man... yeah, let's get out, I'd say."
Metal Man (GM): Gerald's words echo in Garrick's mind. He would remember how Gerald also fooled Charles. Kuja himself was undone by all his machines suddenly exploding. He was there. Over and over again. Destroying. Corrupting. He was the one who originally talked all about Maricians, Solarians, and all of them.
Dragoshi: *Slowly gets up...*
Metal Man (GM): An original developer of the X-zone stuff, too. Could he be The Destroyer?
Garrick: .oO(...I'll rip him to pieces... I'll put a bullet in every pore of his body... I'll make him wish he never picked up a wrench...)
Metal Man: (Dex) "You guys may want to hurry out of there. Sensors indicate that base will explode imminently."
Metal Man (GM): The last time Garrick truly saw him, he was Zylcon.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we gotta leave." *hops in the cart.*
Metal Man (GM): Even then...
Garrick: "...Metal... a warp."
Wolfman also gets in.
Metal Man: (Dex) "you gotta get outside that base. It's shielded, even with the power out."
Dahl: *hops in.*
Garrick: *moves quickly over to the cart, then, getting in and making to help push. He also retrieves the Burning Chill from the floor.*
Dragoshi: *Follows along... Last this time. huh.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick slowly pushes it all the way back, with everyone in. The Questers are nearly out... Tridus appears, fiercely staring at them.
Tridus: "You think a hedgehog could kill me? I am a Solarian! All of you are inferior to me!"
Wolfman: .oO(...can't we just get out of here in peace for once?)
Dragoshi: "...Shut the hell up. Go away."
Metal Man (GM): He creates a barrier, and then summons some incredibly powerful magic, lifting an ominous sword of death.
Garrick: *his eyes go bloodshot, his fists quivering... with a mere motion, he draws the Burning Chill.*
Metal Man (GM): He seems able to manipulate reality like it's a joke.
Dragoshi: "And leave us the fuck alone. I am no fucking mode to deal with some two bit jackass."
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. This is a Solarian.
Garrick: "Get out of my WAY!!!"
Dragoshi: "Even if he can control reality."
Tridus: "Hah! You can't even damage 1/10th of my energy! I am unstoppable!"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up... goes to attack...
Dahl: "..." *tries to negate his power with a energy control! ...well try to being the key word.*
Dragoshi: "DID YOU NOT HEAR ME!?"
Garrick: *races straight at Tridus, his sword switching over to a ghostly, energy like form as he makes to CLEAVE through his shield and right into his head.*
Wolfman: .oO(...alright, where is the comedy moment?)
Dragoshi: *Not in the best of moods right now...*
Metal Man (GM): It bounces off. He's too strong! Shadow appears again. He holds... the white chaos emerald?
Dragoshi: *Quickly draws out his machinegun and prepares to... No. He waits.*
Shadow: "This is an illusion. All of it is fake. And the man to help fix it died of his on hypocrisy."
Dahl: "...huh ?"
Garrick: *is like a demon possessed, not even seeing Shadow behind him as he cleaves and chops into that shield as much as he possibly can.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Doesn't even say a word, glancing at Shadow.*
Shadow: "Charles Magellean. He was fated to save the world with his balance. Then he went insane. Now it is up to you."
Dragoshi: .oO(And what a waste of balance that was.)
Wolfman: "...do you trust us?"
Metal Man (GM): He chucks the emerald to Garrick. It immediately makes him feel... peaceful, yet still angry.
Shadow: "You are the only hope left. I used most of my energy recovering my true mind."
Wolfman simply nods.
Tridus: "Bah! Nonsense! Solarians are real! You're just jealous!"
Garrick: *barely sees it coming before he grabs it... he feels himself calming down... a gentle burn, almost...
Dragoshi: "..." *Looks at Tridus, eyes acid green with hatred.* "I suggest staying out of this."
Tridus: "We hurt Charles all right... but he was asking for it. Indeed... Zemus was one of our own!"
Digifanatic: *ticked off at all of this... but says nothing.*
Dragoshi: "And staying dead. Permanently."
Shadow: "Do as I told the others... who foolishly left. Concentrate on the emerald... and how fake this person is."
Garrick: "...you're gonna move."
Shadow: "All of you."
Dragoshi: *Concentrates on the emerald...*
Wolfman focuses what he can into the emerald... come on you Reploidic self: be life-like enough!
Dahl: "..." *concentrates on the emerald then!*
Tridus: "What? You're not going to attack me? I guess I'll just incinerate you with Quadcast Fireaja. Hyaaaa---"
Garrick: "One way... or the other." *he focuses his own energy into the emerald as he squeezes it in his left hand, his right gripping the Burning Chill.*
Metal Man (GM): He makes his attack. It forms... and flies... ...and disintegrates.
Tridus: "Nonsense! You can't take a ho---"
Dragoshi: *Still glaring at Tridus, and only speaking to him.* "...Sad."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at his hand. It's disintegrating.
Tridus: "No Solarian disintegrates! You will all die!!!!!"
Dragoshi: "I suggest making your last moments of existing worthwhile."
Metal Man (GM): He powers up... too late. He and his barrier and everything about him ceases to exist... ... As does the entire base. Everyone's on the surface now.
Dragoshi: "...And you waste your time with trying to kill us." *Shakes his head and sighs.*
Shadow: "The Solarians were all lies made up to help destroy the world."
Dragoshi: *Keeps silent now.*
Shadow: "As long as any of their ruins exist, their fake powers will haunt us."
Garrick: "...what of the magitek?"
Shadow: "That includes their technology... unfortunately. There is no such thing as Magitek."
Garrick: "...I see."
Shadow: "You should treasure it while it remains real... once the fight for reality is over, it will no longer exist."
Wolfman looks to Garrick when Shadow said that.
Garrick: *holds up the Burning Chill, sighing...*
Shadow: "Now... I have done what I can. In order to help save your reality... I must go home. We may meet again... or we may not."
Wolfman: "And should we not... Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog."
Dragoshi: *Nods, not saying a word in response to Shadow.*
Shadow: "And remember..."
Metal Man (GM): Shadow points to Dragoshi's crystal.
Dragoshi: .oO(I have to use the crystal on the final day...)
Shadow: "The prophecy foretold by that is coming true. The man who could balance it all turned out to be a fraud. You must take his role or die like him. Farewell..."
Dragoshi: .oO(That, and that the final day is only the beginning. ...It is the first day that I must f-...Hmm.)
Metal Man (GM): *Vanish.*
Dragoshi: *Nods, and bows.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are back at HQ... he chaos controlled them back. Mission Accomplished.
Wolfman suddenly appears in the Big Room.
Blade: "Hmph, I'm glad I stayed out of it mostly."
Digifanatic: .oO(Dang... I don't think I would have quite heard those words had I not pulled this place.)
Garrick: *stands there, still holding the White Chaos Emerald... not sure what to do with it.*
Metal Man sees the emerald, blinks. "Odd. Shadow appeared and told me we should keep that for the next battle."
Dragoshi: *Stands there as well, holding the crystal... Confused by all that has happened.*
Metal Man opens a panel. "You can put it here for safe keeping... all of us will need it."
Dahl: " ...hmmm..."
Garrick: *looks to Metal, very downcast in a sense... before moving forward and gently slipping the emerald into said panel.*
Wolfman: "...I have forgotten what it's like to be warped by Chaos Control."
Metal Man (GM): It sits there. A glass cover goes over it to keep people from stealing it.
Garrick: "...hey, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Garrick: "Do you know--" *his voice cracks a bit before he clears his throat and sighs.* "...do you know where I can get a new sword?"
Dahl: "I can make you one .. though it maybe a little ... different so to speak..."
Dragoshi: *Sighs, and shows Garrick his sword.* "Well... If you need a new sword, then... Take it."
Wolfman tries to recall what he said to the Questers upon first returning from awhile...
Garrick: "I'm not taking anything... I'll get my own weapon."
Wolfman: .oO(...times would be different, possibly Questers no more? That could very well happen at this rate.)
Wolfman: .oO(...I need to retire eventually.)
Garrick: *shakes his head and turns, leaving to head to the Dauntless... he'll need to look into finding a new reactor system for it, now..*
Digifanatic walks over to Dahl now, trying to invoke at least a casual introduction. "You know, it's only this one mission I've seen you in, but as far as I can tell, you're quite the bold girl. That's pretty cool."
Dahl: *blinks.* "Bold? ...hehe ...thanks I guess."
Wolfman: "Digi is correct, Dahl. Even I wouldn't have attempted what you did."
Digifanatic: "Heh, I was just about to introduce myself to her, Wolf."
Wolfman: "Well, why don't you two talk on the Couch? It's much more comfortable in there than in this Big Room."
Digifanatic: "Eh, I don't mind standing up for now. If she wants to sit, though, that's not a problem."
Dahl: *shrugs and leans against a wall~*
Digifanatic (GM): She can clearly get the idea that he is a very sociable and overall nice guy when there's nothing to annoy him mid-mission.
Garrick: *moves into his lab on the Dauntless, growling and smashing a nearby beaker with the swipe of his hand. Every time. Every flippin' time, he gets screwed over. Something he has breaks, gets stolen, gets destroyed... he sits down heavily on a nearby stool and rubs his eyes, glancing over to the drawer that holds the Transformer.*
Wolfman will go to R&R and take the couch then.
Digifanatic: "So, yeah... Ian 'Digifanatic' Hoffman. Call me as you wish. I'll gladly accept either one."
Dragoshi: *Leans against the wall, muttering to himself... Apparently, something just didn't sit well within his mind. But, eh...*
Digifanatic: "Or, as he said, 'Digi' for short tends to be the popular third choice..." .oO(Lot of D's while I've been here... surprising little letter.)
Dahl: "Ah ... Well I am Dahlila Mallos Ashley, Most people call me Dahl" *she giggles.*
Digifanatic: "Dahlila... very nice. Well, good to know you a little bit better, at least... But alas, I must ask a question that's always on my mind whenever someone new shows up: did you come here on your own will?"
Garrick: *sighs and looks away. He's screwed up too much to screw up again...*
Dahl: *she nods.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, cool."
Dahl: " ...no ... not at all."
Digifanatic: "Well, you're not alone... though not with me. Strange how it always seems to work that way, though."
Dahl: *she sighed a bit and nods.* "Yea I know..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, man... well, I suppose I'll be around for now, but not in this room. See you whenever."
Dahl: *she nods to him.*
Digifanatic: *smiles and then walks off, waving back to her.* .oO(She's either going to be real valuable or her attempted persuasions are going to cost us dearly.)
Dahl: *waves with a smile.*
Digifanatic: *TO HIS SYNTHESIZERS OF DOOM!* .oO(Now I can relax for a bit! Dang, I miss Scotty... I hope everything's going along over there.)
Metal Man (GM): *Envies the fictional synthesizer, shaking his fist at his (IRL) broken piano.*
Dragoshi: *Pushes himself off the wall, muttering and walking a little more slowly than usual... Wandering along his way to the stadium... So he can get his mind off of this and practice his moves.*
Garrick: *sits quietly in his lab on the Dauntless, brooding and wondering what he's going to do without magitek... he's sword is magitek, his new energy rounds are magitek, his ship's engine is magitek... it's always been a part of him for ages. Like a special move or skill. It's helped in fights and win wars... how is he going to handle things without it?*
Dahl: *she stretches and heads off to find her slabs of glass! and to try and make ...a Shield!*
Blade would walk up; in Warrior form. "Excuse me, mister Fy'arr, but I asked you earlier about a sword and armor..."
Garrick: *slowly looks up to Blade.* "...who the hell do you think you are?" *stands up from his stool, his face a mask of almost shock.* "You have the gall... the audacity... to walk onto MY ship... when I've been kicked and just told that the very thing that makes me a solid, stable member of this group is a lie and it's gonna be yanked out from under me in a few days... after I was told that I was tricked by one of the most evil men in existence... when I was told that *I* had a hand in. ...and ask me about making you a sword and armor?"
Dragoshi: *Striking at the dummy (or whatever is used as a practice target when one wants to just practice their moves in the stadium) with ferocity. Slash after slash, kick after kick, then striking it down with various magics, as if trying to get his mind off of something... And failing. He stands still.* "Why do I bother? It's not like I can deny the truth. I know it. But, part of me just won't a.
Wolfman: "ZZZ... Questers need help... ZZZ... World needs help... ZZZ... We all live in a yellow submarine... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..."
Garrick: "...well? Are you going to answer me or are you just going to STAND there?"
Dragoshi: "Maybe I might not care about my own life or my enemy's for that matter, but still... What the hell are you going to do after going through years upon years of crap being forced through you like a-...Grah!" *Makes a popsicle out of the dummy with a charged Ice Tornado and sighs.*
Blade: "...I'll leave." He turns and heads back from whence he came.
Garrick: "Yeah. You damn well better leave. Nova, as soon as that newbie is gone, seal up the Dauntless. No one gets in or out unless okayed by me."
Dragoshi: "...Then again... I just really don't know anymore." *Shrugs, and decides to thaw out the dummy, because no one wants to fight a frozen punching bag.* "...I believe I'll take my leave for the night." *Exits the stadium and heads back to his room.*
Garrick: *sighs and goes about looking or making a new sword.*
Dahl: *lifts the shield of glass and looks it over.* " ... good good"