Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 380: Ferran Fakemen
Date: June 29th & 30th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The group is at HQ. Metal Man spins around a globe of Nintendus in the Big Room.
Garrick: *shows up, looking confused and somewhat tired as he walks into the Big Room and sits down in his usual seat.*
Dragoshi: *In the Big Room, leaning against the wall.*
Digifanatic: *after resting up from the results of that last mission, he's in BR still with an air of confidence.*
Metal Man: "Well... well... I hear your last mission was a bit crazy... but I'm afraid it doesn't get any better here."
Metal Man: "For... bad, bad things are happening at Eggman's dimensional cannon. Somebody or something is making a mess... and I don't know who it is."
Dragoshi: "...Eh. We had, like, three people on that prev-Huh."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Metal Man: "Anyway, here's the status there." *brings up a screen of the Tower.*
Metal Man (GM): Everything LOOKS normal... until random portals rip open. Ferran police show up and try to stop the random foes who leap out and destroy things. They instead get blasted away by one of the dark figures firing lightning at them.
Metal Man: "That's been happening this whole time. Several entire departments of people tried to stop them and got shoved away. I don't know what they're up to, but you'll probably have to fight scores of them... anyway." *Snaps fingers.* "Your warp out is open."
Garrick: "So, wait a minute... You're saying that our mission... is to find out what is going on with Eggman's dimensional cannon... stop it... while random portals will show up and spit out hordes of enemies at any given moment?"
Metal Man: "Yes... unfortunately."
Digifanatic: "Non-stop action..."
Garrick: *stands up, cracking his knuckles and so forth before heading on into the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick warps.
Dragoshi: *I'm following. Watch, as Dragoshi walks into the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): Ok... after a few moments, and a wormhole later, the Questers are standing in front of the massive cannon. The first things that hit them are just how tall and red it is. Eggman must be compensating for something--however there's no time to think on that, as fog pours from the front door and a bunch of lines appear mid-air. Indeed, it's a person. ...looks like they were formerly one of those police officers.
Metal Man (GM): It stares at the Questers, its colors strangely inverted from what it would normally look at; thus it's dressed in distressingly yellow clothes with bizarrely colored skin.
Garrick: "...well, this is odd."
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. Something is up, as it talks.
Dragoshi: "...very much so."
???: "All that enter past this point, abandon your hope, for there is no escape from this tower." He points his gun at the Questers. "If you move a single step closer, I shall make sure it is your last."
Garrick: "Is that any way to say hello?"
???: "You have no idea what you are walking towards, mortal."
Garrick: "I think I do."
Garrick: "Or, at least, I'm guessing I do." *stares at the guy before slowly taking one step toward him.*
???: "Very well." He walks to fight... and...
Dragoshi: *Okay, firstly, Dragoshi pulls out his scythe. He checks how far away he is from this Policeman*
Metal Man (GM): 10 feet away. There's a door a distance away as well.
Dragoshi: *Okay, anyway. Dragoshi slashes at the officer with his scythe, then rears back a little bit and attempts to immolate the guy with some charged-up FIAR BREATH.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. The nega Policeman is looking a bit crispy. In fact, Dragoshi melted his pistol. He throws his arms back and floats off of the ground.
Garrick: "Still saying you're gonna kill us?"
Nega Policeman: "You cannot stop us. We are above you."
Metal Man (GM): He then puts his hands forwards and throws a huge amount of lightning bolts at Dragoshi. That last one was a crit.
Garrick: "...o.o... okay... I stand corrected."
Metal Man (GM): Two crits, even.
Dragoshi: *Staying alive. Though, he's looking a bit crispy.* "...Hmph."
Garrick: *yanks out the Last Request, ready to try this gun out in a fight for the first time. Easily one handing it, he clears the distance to the guy easily, sending off two Rapid Shots from his gun before leaping up and cleaving into him with a Draw and Cut.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit hit miss hit. Hit. He floats around erratically, making him hard to hit at times.
Digifanatic figures that with all the possible things they'll have to fight against, Dexing may not be in best interest. However, he does try this: he uses Golf Club twice to get the Nega in a difficult spot... he finishes his turn with an Aerial Strike--if this connects, Nega will be right up against that wall. He finishes his turn by retreating to guard Garrick this time.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit. He flies up against the wall--then he teleports right back to where he was before.
Nega Policeman: "Your knockback is useless against me."
Dragoshi: *So, Dragoshi starts his turn by casting Indignation on the officer, then gets into stance, readying his scythe, then suddenly Flipkicks the officer, using the scythe for reach. He then finishes his turn by Tidal Blasting the guy.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Crit crit.
Digifanatic: *He may have guarded the wrong guy.*
Metal Man (GM): Today is Dragoshi's lucky day. The Nega Policeman is getting the snot kicked out of him. Hit hit hit.
Dragoshi: *And, that's that.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit... and hit... but he stands.
Nega Policeman: "You have not learned... you shall be eradicated."
Metal Man (GM): He holds his hands out and begins spinning in circles. He then suddenly glows with electricity as he flies at everyone.
Dragoshi: *Slightly improved...*
Metal Man (GM): He hits all of the Questers. He flies into them, then past them. He is not done. He simply spins up again and flies at everyone again!
Nega Policeman: *Spinny effect on his voice.* "You are only able to go in circles!"
Dragoshi: *I'll just take that. :/*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM, BLAM, BLAM!* More damage to everyone. He then stops, and then aims at Garrick and lets fly five more bolts of lightning.
Garrick: *feels his eyes go wide... lightning... ever since Kuja, he hated it...*
Metal Man (GM): The Policeman's aura is shifting slightly. Digi is hit instead of Garrick.
Digifanatic: *gets zapped a bunch of times but he's okay with it...*
Garrick: *growl, feeling the anger starting to course through him once more... he felt anger all the time these days...* "Enough of this! Get out of the way!" *he proceeds to leap up into his face once more, slashing into him with a pair of Draw and Cuts before smashing him down with a Heel Drop and finishing things off with another Rapid Shot down into him before using the momentum of the gunshots to push him back into position, five feet away from him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss miss hit miss.
Digifanatic switches his style from defense to hard offense! Icy Kick followed by a quick turnaround into Fire Punch!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi concentrates for a sec, and...* *Throws an albatross at the eval officer!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, said albatross violently pecks the heck out of the guy's head. Dragoshi would then proceed to cast Indignation on the officer again, then flipkick him, once again using the scythe for reach.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The Nega Police Officer is hit by the scythe and falls over backwards onto the ground. He fades out into dust... it was just an illusion.
Garrick: "...this doesn't bode well..."
Metal Man (GM): The way in the front door is open. Eerie ticking can be heard inside... Ominous fog pours out. The Questers hear some sort of clattering inside the red tower's walls, and the normally wide inside appears to have become somewhat cramped.
Garrick: *frowns, but keeps moving, weapons in hand.* "C'mon..."
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "'Kay."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside the tower's first floor, the computers have been trashed. Even worse, dark energy emanates from the floor. Somebody had a party in here, that's for sure: There's holes in everything leading up the stairs.
Dragoshi: "...Someone did a num-Hoo boy." *He checks his crystal for a reaction.*
Metal Man (GM): The crystal is not reacting at all.
Digifanatic: *puts on those energy binoculars and checks the computers.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi would see the entire room is covered in energy. In fact the air has enough energy to start firing lasers everywhere, if it wasn't so unstable.
Digifanatic: "Well, it's not just what you see coming from the bottom... heck, it could generate lasers if you decreased it's volatility!"
Garrick: "Dark energy... there's something evil in here... This doesn't seem good, going into something like this with just the three of us..."
Dragoshi: "Yep... ...Wait."
Dragoshi: "Again with only three people?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, yikes... You're right." *tries to Dex Metal from inside.*
Metal Man: (Dex) "???"
Garrick: "...wha? What's going on?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "Uh. You tell me."
Digifanatic: "May I please speak to Metal Man?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "...Digi, real funny. You're talking to me right now." *Rubs dust off of the camera.*
Digifanatic: "I'm not trying to make any jokes. I'm trying to contact HQ so I can speak to Metal."
Wolfman: "Metal, give me that." *takes the Dex.*
Digifanatic: "Oh, I'm STUPID!" *smacks self with open hand.*
Wolfman: "This is Wolfman."
Dahl: *is ... um ...there.*
Digifanatic: "Anyways... sorry about that breakdown, Wolf. But there's a lot of crazy energy being generated in this tower and we think it'd help if we had a couple of more guys--and/or girls, if possible--with us after what happened last time."
Wolfman: "With Metal at the controls, I think making a portal for me will be feasible. Stand by."
Dahl: *Is looking over her shield~*
Wolfman hands the Dex back to Metal.
Digifanatic: "Very good."
Wolfman will eventually get warped over there... hopefully not on top of anyone.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Uh. Yes. Next time I will announce my name instead of just speaking. Metal out."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Wolfman appears. Still, the Questers have the choice of going upstairs or checking out the busted computers so far.
Wolfman: "Alright, in short."
Digifanatic: "Strange disturbances involving Robotnik's dimensional cannon..."
Dahl: "... oh boy..." *sighs.*
Digifanatic: "Influx of portals, we had a quick fight with minimal damage... and there's this crazy dark energy seeping through the building."
Wolfman: "...got it."
Digifanatic: "I'm checking one of the comps." *does so.*
Wolfman notes that this area has some computers that are... in need of repair. "Should we repair this computers?"
Dragoshi: "Nah... We should do that after whatever is causing this weirdness is gone."
Digifanatic: "Good idea. I say up." *points to stairs.*
Wolfman: "Well, we've already encountered E Li Three. What else left is weird?"
Digifanatic: "Heh, yeah..."
Wolfman: "Alright, we'll go up. I'm uninformed as to what we're doing anyway, so my say means little."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *walks up the stairs.*
Wolfman just follows Digi for now.
Dragoshi: *Does the same...*
Wolfman: .oO(Hope we're not making the wrong choice.)
Wolfman: .oO(...must be long stairs.)
Garrick: *Following the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Continuing on, the Questers go further upstairs... ... ... And find that the next room is totally upside-down. They're walking onto the ceiling of that room. The room's been turned upside-down, apparently by some strange magic.
Wolfman enters the room... but thinks he has a vertigo moment. He looks up... and shudders.
Wolfman: "You know the sayings not to look down, right? Well, don't look up!"
Dahl: " ...u-umm."
Dragoshi: "..." *Facepalm.*
Garrick: "...well, keep moving." *keeps on walkin'.*
Wolfman scouts the room as best as he can.
Digifanatic just looks at whatever is on the ceiling of note... and puts on those binocs again.
Metal Man (GM): Upside-down. Topsy-turvy. Boxes are on the ceiling, and seemingly there is no way further ahead. The ceiling has a number of tiles on it, some broken, some not. Furthermore, there is an upside-down rusty sign on the left wall. It has an arrow pointing at the floor and a circular 'Warning!' style sign, only it is yellow.
Digifanatic makes sure to steer clear of broken tiles, just in case there are enough together to make a big enough hole to fall through...
Metal Man (GM): What it says is, naturally, upside-down.
Wolfman is disoriented.
Digifanatic: "Okay, then..." *Once again, he tries avoiding groups of broken tiles.* "I wish I had an idea what was in those boxes..."
Garrick: "This is odd... I mean, did they set traps or something? Or is this just a outcome of the weird magic?"
Digifanatic: "Could easily be either one."
Wolfman: "...I'm unsure to be honest."
Metal Man (GM): The room is lit from the floor, and the fluorescent lights there flicker oddly.
Dragoshi: "Or both."
Digifanatic: *looks down at the lights.* "Huh..." *looks back ahead and above...* "Move on?"
Metal Man (GM): Can't move on; no doors up from here. The room's all upside-down, making finding the next door difficult.
Dragoshi: *Decides to search the general area for traps then...*
Digifanatic searches for anything that may reverse the gravity, or even better, the orientation of the room.*
Wolfman tries not to get air sick.
Garrick: *checks to see if another door is on the ceiling... floor... that thing...*
Digifanatic: *Not too bad.*
Metal Man (GM): There could be a door on the ceiling, but there's lots of boxes up there. All Digi finds are cracked floor tiles. Er. Ceiling tiles, from this vantage point.
Wolfman: .oO(I really don't like upside down rooms...)
Garrick: *hrms and shoots one of the ceiling tiles.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick breaks one, and underneath it is nothing. However there's a space underneath it... so there is space beneath them.
Digifanatic: "I'm gonna see if I can get one of the boxes. Any objections?"
Wolfman: "None here... just get us out of this room." *moves very slowly...*
Digifanatic goes for one of the boxes in midair, looks like he's not needing to jump unless "reach" means with a jump...
Wolfman: .oO(...alright... one thing at a time...) *checks to see what Digi is doing... he is... going after a box?* .oO(I really do not like being upside down!)
Digifanatic: "Who knows. There could be a hidden switch or something."
Dahl: *is with the group ~ for now anyways.*
Digifanatic: "Completely unassuming but who knows..."
Digifanatic: *yeah, that's an accurate little leap.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi leaps up... touches a box... it falls down with him... It hits the ground and breaks some ceiling tiles.
Garrick: "...oh ho ho..."
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Wolfman: "...you didn't just break something again, did you?
Metal Man (GM): Underneath one of them is an Eggman symbol. Another one has nothing. Another has a single coin under it. Hm... these ceiling tiles have stuff under them... especially the cracked ones.
Digifanatic: *looks at the Eggman symbol.* "Whoa."
Garrick: *He tries to determine what the boxes are made of.*
Digifanatic: "Someone's been hiding stuff! Who knows... one of these tiles may have the switch or something akin to that."
Wolfman gets a look "above"...gulp... anything worth seeing?
Digifanatic looks for more cracked tiles and sees if there are boxes within the vicinity of those...
Garrick: "There might be a key or something in one of those boxes... we need to be careful."
Metal Man (GM): Wolf looks above and sees... nothing more than boxes.
Digifanatic: "Yes, Dahl?"
Metal Man (GM): There was nothing inside the box which crashed, but it's dented a bit; made of aluminum. Digi see many cracked tiles, not all have boxes near them.
Dahl: "...what are we doing?" ^^;
Dragoshi: *Jumps up and tries to move one of the boxes on the ceiling.*
Digifanatic looks to see if any of the boxes have handles or something that he may be able to grab onto so he can place them at will (considering he can hold them that long)...
Wolfman sees what Dragoshi is trying to do... he goes for a different idea though. He attempts to use his claws to climb up to the "floor", and do pushing from there.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf knocks another one down onto the ground. It smashes more tiles. Out comes a weird looking rainbow key, a bag of sand, and a scrap of paper. Nothing big.
Digifanatic: "Huh... a key." *scans it to see if there's anything notable to it.*
Wolfman: "...three items? Now I KNOW I'm paranoid!"
Dex: "This is simply a key."
Garrick: *hrms and picks up the key, pocketing it.*
Dex: "But is there a door to open with it?"
Wolfman scouts the room if there is something with three slots in it.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman finds no such thing. He does find three cracked tiles next to one another, though.
Garrick: *starts a'shootin' boxes.*
Wolfman spots three cracked tiles... uh oh.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... think we can use any attacks on them? If there are no boxes in the area..."
Dragoshi: *Takes the key and pockets it, just in case.*
Wolfman: "...you know what I'm thinking. And yet I don't think we have a choice."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick shoots boxes. They fly around and crash about, breaking more tiles and revealing an old shoe, a box of marbles, and eight playing cards stuck together with chewing gum.
Garrick: *wonders why Dragoshi is trying to take the key from his pocket.*
Wolfman now sees... what the? "...alright, I'm a little better."
Dragoshi: *Takes the sandbag then. Maybe he can bean someone upside the head with it. >_>*
Wolfman finds a way to take the playing cards.
Garrick: *notices the cracked titles next to each other... he frowns, then shoots them out.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman obtains the cards. They're cards showing random baseball players. Nothing important.
Digifanatic: "Garrick, come up with anything?"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Garrick reveals a big red switch.
Wolfman: "...who are these guys?"
Metal Man (GM): There's also a long chain with a handhold next to it.
Dahl: "I dunno.."
Garrick: "Well, that's convenient. Who wants to do the honors?'
Metal Man (GM): There's a red ! next to it, and black-and-yellow stripes around it.
Digifanatic: "Nice find. I thought my idea had a chance." *decides to press/stomp/whatever is necessary to trigger the switch.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi pulls the switch. It moves half-way... the room begins turning to right itself. Indeed... it does so... ... ...It continues turning.
Wolfman is getting dizzy again...
Metal Man (GM): The room begins spinning constantly and picking up speed, in all 3 dimensions. And the boxes are flying around...
Digifanatic yanks the chain!
Dragoshi: "What the-"
Dahl: "Uuugh..." * stumbles.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi grab the chain, avoiding being picked up by the mess. But now he must climb it as the room spins around, harming everyone else! The switch appears to be jammed.
Garrick: *yells out as he makes a lunge for the chain..*
Wolfman somehow gets harmed... gah.
Metal Man (GM): The room spins so fast that the chain is straight-out; it's almost like everyone's being spun around... Digi fails to reach the switch, more damage as some boxes hit several people.Up, down, even side to side have lost all sense by now. Garrick lunges for it. However Digi is on the end of the chain, and Garrick can't just grab the chain... Digi climbs up as everyone but Garrick and Digi take more damage. The switch is still jammed.
Digifanatic: *I will use a KB attack.* *Aerial Strike!*
Wolfman attempts to do what Garrick did, and grab on!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman is NOT having a good night.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf leaps out, crashing into a wall. Digi's attack breaks the switch, but not so much it sticks in 'Overdrive." The room stops, the door ahead unveiled by the boxes which hid it having been thrown out of the way.
Digifanatic: "Anybody want any vials? I've got plenty."
Dragoshi: "No thanks. I'm good."
Garrick: *grumbles.* "You wanna tell us before you pull something next time, Digi?"
Dragoshi: "Though, hey. At least the door's unveiled."
Wolfman finally gets... well, back to normal.
Dragoshi: *Points to the door ahead.*
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is a red-and-yellow staircase, with a giant window wall to the left. On the right are various Eggman signs.
Wolfman: "...let's not do that EVER again."
Garrick: *grumbles and heads up the staircase.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick steps on the second step. *BOOOM.* It explodes on Garrick.
Dragoshi: "...exploding staircase?"
Digifanatic: *shakes his head a bit and didn't quite walk in when that happened.* "Now wait..."
Metal Man (GM): It shatters the glass to the left of it, too, but that doesn't mean much.
Digifanatic peers to see if there's anything abnormal on the staircase.
Metal Man (GM): The steps are red and yellow. Garrick's exploding step was red.
Dahl: "Wheeee the room is still spinning."
Digifanatic: "What sucks is that I bet the next bomb is on a yellow step... When we'd normally assume it would be on a red one."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm. I suggest standing back. I'm gonna check to see if that's the case. And, no, I don't mean by walking up on the second yellow step."
Wolfman tries to get a look at the room WITHOUT moving. .oO(Figures it's another floor trap.)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers notice that the steps steeply curve up and turn to the right. They must be going around the outside of the tower.
Digifanatic: "Go for it, Dragoshi. I wasn't going to walk up yet."
Garrick: *backs up, rubbing soot from his jacket.*
Digifanatic: *stays a few steps clear of the stairs.*
Dragoshi: *Pulls out a paperclip, approaches the staircase, and throws said paperclip at the second yellow step.*
Metal Man (GM): It lands... ...CLICK... ...hmm. Nothing much. Although... *SLAM* The door back slams shut, and the Questers hear a rumbling. Soon, there is a VW-bug shaped spiked ball rolling down the steps at the Questers... and it's a dead end behind everyone.
Digifanatic: "OH MAN!"
Metal Man (GM): It rips out the glass walls to the left, throwing glass everywhere, and is coming at the Questers at about 20 MPH.
Garrick: "...well, that's just WONDERFUL..."
Metal Man (GM): It has a little bit to go, but good luck finding a way around it.
Wolfman gets a look at this... bug.
Garrick: *glances out the glass hole that came from the explosion... he looks up and down...*
Digifanatic: *He checks if he could time a second jump to get up.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a perilous set of ladders hanging on the side of the tower.
Digifanatic: *Or the ladders! What.*
Dahl: " ...umm" *tries to get out of the way.*
Metal Man (GM): They're off out of the way of the weird spike flying at everyone, but it's a long way down. That thing must have gone up several floors while it was spinning.
Garrick: "Well, we either brave that or go the other way, which is most likely still laden with traps..."
Wolfman: "You decide Garrick: This place is messing with my mind too much."
Metal Man (GM): The ball is now about 200 feet away and picking up speed.
Garrick: "I don't want to try stopping that thing. It's probably primed to explode if we stop it's momentum."
Dahl: *tries to climb then!*
Dragoshi: "..." *Yea... I think I'll try my luck with the ladders.*
Digifanatic: *Or not.*
Wolfman is able to climb here.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi climbs aboard one of them.
Garrick: *follows the others, making to grab and swing out, starting teh climbing.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick slips off the icy ladder and takes damage from the fall. He reappears on the ladders.
Garrick: *grunts as he reappears, making to catch Dahl if she falls past him.*
Metal Man (GM): Dahl also slips off, and reappears after taking Digi manages to barely climb on them. Dahl fell while Garrick was also falling. However, the Questers manage to clear the spike thing... *BOOM.* It takes out the part of the tower where they just were. They are able to climb straight up to a ledge without.
Garrick: "..*grunt*...c'mon." *starts climbing.*
Digifanatic: *heads up the ladder.*
Dahl: *climbs then~*
Digifanatic: .oO(Better this than dead.)
Dragoshi: *Climbing on up...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the ledge... Giant glass windows block their way in. And inside is a massive computer room.
Wolfman also goes up.
Metal Man (GM): Several mainframes are maintained by Eggrobos, who seem unaware that evil has invaded the tower.
Garrick: "I got it."
Wolfman: .oO(...do we take out this glass... and WHAT are Eggrobos doing here?)
Metal Man (GM): It is Eggman's tower. In fact, his logo is all over the machines; to reinforce that notion. Many of them are even in the shape of his head.
Garrick: *draws the M-150 easily before firing a few shots into the glass, then giving it a firm kick.*
Metal Man (GM): Silver machines with red eyes and teeth. Man his logo is ugly. The glass breaks, the Eggrobos turn to question the Questers.
Eggrobo1: "Please state your function."
Garrick: *swings up into the room.* "Your cannon is doing something weird. Or somebody is doing something weird to it. We're here to find out what."
Eggrobo1: "We are currently trying to investigate that as well. Please proce--"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* *WARP* *BLAMMMM.* The door into the room explodes, as a purple Koopa with a giant hammer smashes it in.
Wolfman: .oO(...the eggrobo was nice? ...what the? Who wears Purple?!?)
Garrick: *...me likey that hammer...*
Dragoshi: *Gets up into the room as well.*
Wolfman gets a look at this Koopa.
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobos take a defensive position on the Questers' side and shoot at an endless amount of Goombas which are following this weird Koopa.
Wolfman ends up joining this eggrobo team... too strange.
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa has red swirly eyes and a weird goatee. It also glows eerily like the Policeman.
Koopa: "This tower belongs to The Destroyer now. Surrender, Eggrobos."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh man...)
Garrick: *quickly looks for a way out of this room...*
Eggrobos: "Error: You are not Eggman. Destroy."
Metal Man (GM): The only way is blocked by this guy with the hammer.
Garrick: "Back 'em up!"
Metal Man (GM): And it turns out to be more than just a hammer, as he taps it and it becomes staff-length.
Koopa: "So you have the Questers on your side. Very well. I shall destroy them as Master says."
Wolfman simply nods.
Metal Man (GM): He walks to face the Questers, as the Eggrobos shoot at an unending stream of Goombas trying to overflow the room.
Dragoshi: *He checks if the crystal reacts in any way to this strange Koopa.*
Metal Man (GM): Not at all.
Koopa: "I am Apook, Lord of the Nega Koopa. You are in The Destroyer's land. There is no recourse except to kill you."
Garrick: "If you robos can keep the goombas busy, we'll take care of this guy."
Metal Man (GM): He spins the purple hammer, which glows evilly as the Robos protect the Questers from Goomba attacks.
Garrick: "Hit 'em hard!"
Dahl: "...let me guess ...time to K.O. this one."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi starts off his turn by Quick Dexing Apook.*
Dex: "Unknown interference. Unable to obtain accurate data."
Metal Man (GM): It only shows the data for a normal Koopa. Which is vastly weaker than this, as it shows a graph of its energy readings being on par with that psycho Policeman encountered earlier.
Dex: "Beware of its many different attacks. It is a commander for the enemy forces. End of entry."
Dragoshi: "This won't do." *Quickly puts his Dex away and switches it out for his sword as he readies himself a little bit, and attacks Apook with a partially charged modified Flipkick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. He is knocked back.
Apook: "You have fought our kind before. Your attempts to control my position will not succeed."
Wolfman: "...and who exactly are you and your kind? I'm out of the loop."
Apook: "All of the Destroyer's men are alike."
Garrick: "We fought that Nega Policeman earlier on... he must have teleport powers as well."
Dragoshi: *And, this time Dragoshi starts slashing him up into confetti. Or at least trying to. >_>;;*
Wolfman: "A policeman that can teleport? Isn't that a little excessive?"
Metal Man (GM): He spins his hammer around; miss hit miss hit. He blocks expertly.
Garrick: "He was just a illusion... this guy doesn't seem to be, though..."
Apook: "All of existence is an illusion."
Metal Man (GM): He teleports back to where he was. Then he spins his trusty hammer around and swings it at Dragoshi, trying to smush him. It comically stretches to reach Dragoshi and makes a squeaky noises wherever it hits...
Metal Man (GM): It smashes the ground next to Dragoshi. He then spins the hammer and slams it on the ground.
Dragoshi: *Is being wary about this...*
Wolfman sees an earthquake move coming: JUMP time!
Metal Man (GM): One end becomes a cannon, and out come three Bullet Bills, who sit in front of him. However, they are not going to defend him. They just sit there... for now.
Wolfman ...or not.
Metal Man (GM): He then tries another hammer squish at Garrick.
Garrick: "What IS this thing?? He's got magic out the ying-yang." *yells out in pain as it sends him into the ground.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* *SQWONK* Ow. Also, smushed. The bullet bills are at the same level as anyone would stand. They're silver in appearance.
Garrick: "GRAHHH... I'd kill for a Ultra Shroom or something right now..."
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa then finishes his turn by taking out a bag of Cheesy Puffs... and eats them. He regains health.
Wolfman: "...CHEESY PUFFS? Okay, I know this guy is familiar!"
Garrick: "This doesn't look good..."
Wolfman: .oO(...I just can't remember from WHERE!)
Metal Man (GM): More Goombas attempt to join the battle, but they are shot by the Eggrobo. Also... Bullet Bill A spins up and flies at Wolfman. *BONK!*
Digifanatic figures that the best thing to do is stay in the positive numbers... he tosses Garrick an Ultra Shroom. An Aerial Strike starts Digi's offensive, using it to go over the BBills and still hit Apook. He turns around and smacks Apook with the golf club from behind. *That'll do.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *Raises her sword, lets he glow and sends an energy bolt at Apook.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *then points her sword at Apook.* "Foi!" *and launches a fire ball at 'em.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Garrick: *growls as he wants to destroy that blasted Koopa... koopa... Koopa? Waaait a minute...*
Dahl: *then moves into a defensive stance with her glass shield.*
Garrick: *grunts as he tries to pull himself straight from that massive slam attack... he might be boosted in power by the Destroyer, but he IS still a Koopa... with that, Alex makes to run up to him and jump on him.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick leaps up... and is deflected by Apook's hammer.
Apook: "I am more than any Koopa. I am Apook!"
Garrick: *grunts as he slides to the side.* "That's just Koopa backwards, idiot!"
Digifanatic: "Heh... yup."
Apook: "No. There is a specific class for them... the Toidis."
Digifanatic: .oO(Idiots backward... heh.)
Garrick: *grunts as he brings his sword in a mighty cleave, sending out a blue and red mixed Shockwave slash at him.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. He deflects it with his staff-hammer.
Garrick: "God, what does it TAKE!" *he finishes off with a trio of shots from the Last Request... c'mon, Phantom, give him some luck here.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit. This Bullet Bill flies at Garrick. It hits him and explodes, dealing damage to Garrick and dying itself. Bullet Bill B decides to crash into Dragoshi...
Metal Man (GM): ... but that's a miss.
Garrick: *yells out, flying back a bit, blood falling from his face and his jacket singed... but he's still up and able..*
Wolfman jumps to the center of the battlefield, and unleashes Wolfkahouha hell... one of the two shots he'll probably get.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. However Wolf hits both Bullet Bills. They both die.
Wolfman stays at his current position.
Dragoshi: "Dammit, Wolf! I could've used those to our advantage."
Digifanatic: "Nice fallback!"
Wolfman: "Sorry: I wasn't informed."
Dragoshi: "...Eh. Just remember that next time. After all, strategy and whatnot." *Shrugs, then proceeds to cast Indignation on Apook.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Anyways, Dragoshi starts concentrating, and...* *An albatross flies at Apook!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then finish his turn by striking Apook with a Modified Flipkick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Apook: "Now, comes your judgment."
Metal Man (GM): He goes into his shell and then begins ricocheting all over the room, causing explosions wherever he hits! Mass.
Dragoshi: *Prolly dances around this whole mess. :p*
Digifanatic: *He's hit.* *is rattled quite much, and is a bit dicey on his first life, but he'll be okay for now.*
Metal Man (GM): He then returns to his hammer, which he spins and slams into the floor again.
Garrick: *screams as he's sent flying by the massive explosion, landing a few feet away... he groans heavily from the hit, but slowly pushes himself to his feet...*
Metal Man (GM): It turns into a cannon again, and out comes a Green Koopa.
Wolfman is not doing too well either.
Metal Man (GM): Finally, he does a magic spell at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Success? Failure? fish?*
Metal Man (GM): Despite the high roll, the magician's staff wins out; Dragoshi is cursed with 'SLOW.' The Koopa tucks into its shell and flies at Garrick's head.
Digifanatic just keeps moving forward, then... for the first blow, at least. He starts off with a double duty of fire; a Punch, followed by a quick turn around, and then a Lunge. He ends the turn by keeping Apook at bay via Running Charge, he could get stunnage.
Garrick: *feels his neck snap in two as he crumbles and dies.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Hit.
Dahl: *moves in close annnd Takes a Swipe at em!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: *florishes the sword and then Raises it up.* "...hehe ZAN!" *attacks both the Green and Apook~*
Metal Man (GM): Greeny is hit, but not Apook.
Wolfman attempts to do something... Melee-ish. He rolls "through" Apook, getting on the other side of him. Once done, he goes for a charging headbutt to hopefully knock him into the pit!
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Miss. He stands guard, rapidly blocking Wolf's blows with his hammer.
Wolfman then goes to bite him instead. This time, with more accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman: *attempts to hold him still for Dragoshi to get some free hits... come on, teeth!*
Dragoshi: *just attacks Apook with a partially charged modified Flipkick.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Wolfman: .oO(...now I'm in for it.)
Metal Man (GM): Apook tucks into his shell and spins around yet again. He litters the place with debris.
Wolfman tries to hold onto him if possible.
Dragoshi: *I'll just take the damage...*
Wolfman: *Is thrown off... BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Metal Man (GM): He finishes his turn by summoning a second Green Koopa and eating a bag of cheesy puffs. This Koopa flies at Digi.
Digifanatic: *Thank you.* *Revives and does another Aerial Strike to avoid dealing with the GKT en route to Apook. A swing of the golf club will finish this round.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Dahl: "U-uugh... R-Res." * heals~* *Then levels her sword at the enemy.* " ...FLAELI!"
Metal Man (GM): All miss.
Metal Man (GM): Koopa 2 flies at Wolfman. Nobody is there since Wolfman just died... hits no one.
Garrick: *revives, pissed off to no end... he charges at Apook, his sword spinning as he cleaves into his twice over with a Draw and Cut, then leaps back and unloads an Armor Piercing Bullet at his face. His FACE!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Wolfman would revive... and do nothing. So... *Melee Platform Activate!*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi moves 5 feet forward and attempts to strangle Apook!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi, he may be able to teleport like that police guy!"
Digifanatic: "Remember when I tried to stuff him against the wall?"
Dragoshi: *Looks at Digi as if he were an idiot.* *Stops doing so, then strangles Apook again. Or tries to.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Apook: "You shall soon be defeated." He powers up, and then swings his powerful hammer at Dahl.
Metal Man (GM): Dahl is heavily damaged, then smushed. He then does the same at Digi. *SMASH*
Metal Man (GM): He then attacks Dragoshi with four of them.
Dragoshi: *...That has got to be the most stupidly unnecessary thing to do. 'Cause all it took was 1 hit to KO him. :p*
Dahl: *yay... dead...*
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa here then flies at Wolfman.
Digifanatic starts off his turn wanting to go big on Apook. Due to limitations on movements, he tries this... an Ice Punch followed by a Flaming Kick *double Elemental Will here.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Digifanatic: *turns around, and then...*
Metal Man (GM): Koopa 2 flies at Garrick.
Garrick: *...this is horrible, I'm STILL hit by that.*
Metal Man (GM): It flies off the tower to a grisly death, after hitting Garrick.
Garrick: *grunts as it nails him before keeping the pain on Apook. He stabs into him with his sword, holding him there for a few choice shots with the Last Request before tossing him away and blasting another AP Shell into him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Wolfman again rolls to Apook's other side: now he is closer to the pit than Wolfman is. This time, starting simple: two claw smashes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Wolfman then rears up... and unleashes the Rocket Tackle: hopefully there is recoil on it, but probably not. Fox: "HIYAH!" He recovers, and lands...
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi gets back up, and tries to strangle and grab Koopa 2 so he can throw 'im at Apook. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Koopa 2 is dead. Dragoshi grabs air.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi attempts to strangle and grab Apook so he can throw him at Koopa 1, then. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Dragoshi hurls him at Koopa 1, who is also hit.
Apook: "Think you can kill me? Think again!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies way out of sight. Then he summons 3 Bullet Bills... but they'll take a while to reach the Quester. Another Koopa flies at Dragoshi.
Wolfman: "...your boss has left you. What do you do?"
Metal Man (GM): *BONK*
Dragoshi: *Ow. Somewhat.*
Metal Man (GM): He's flying at the ceiling.
Digifanatic: *...ohhhhhhh boy. He gives an Ultra Shroom to Dragoshi and then proceeds to beat the stuffing outta Koopa 1 with two Aerial Strikes.*
Dragoshi: *Eats the shroom. :/*
Garrick: *just wait...*
Wolfman tries jumping on the Koopa. Then he tries AGAIN.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman hopes that the Koopa has retreated into its shell: he kicks the shell off the platform now!
Metal Man (GM): Yes. *KAPLOOK.* He flies off to his doom.
Dragoshi: *...First off, Dragoshi runs over and jumps up 50 feet. Dragoshi would then proceed to flipkick Apook.* *Dragoshi would then...* *Throw a molotov at 'im!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, followed by miss. He brandishes his hammer and powers up again, however an explosion rocks the tower and he falls face-forward on the ground. Soon his real identity is revealed... as Fred, the diabolical Hammer Brother who once haunted Charles. His purple hammer is unchanged, though. That just lands to the side.
Dragoshi: "...What the heck."
Fred: "Ugh... I don't feel so good... first I transformed into a mecha, then an evil guy shot a laser at me, and now I smell of Cheesy puffs and dead Koopas..."
Wolfman: "...it's a VERY long story."
Fred: *Gets up.* "...Buh? Questers? You aren't Charles. I must kill Charles! Where is... where is my machine?"
Wolfman: "Charles is already gone."
Fred: "Dang it. Now Bowser will never pay me."
Wolfman: "Bowser is gone too."
Fred: "What do you guys want here anyway? If my... very bad memory is right... this place is just full of bad guys... kinda like me, only crazy."
Wolfman: "...That, I don't know... this tower messed with my mind too much. I don't recall why we're here anymore. Ask the others."
Fred: "Well, all I know is the big evil guy said it was the end of the world and then he shot me with a laser. He said something about using this cannon to do it... too."
Garrick: *wanders on over to the hammer and picks it up... though he glances to Dragoshi.*
Dragoshi: "Did you get a good look at the guy's face? Or his outfi-what."
Garrick: "You want this? E Li talked about some sword I'm supposed to have... so... I dunno. If you want it, you can have it."
Fred: "Whuzza... no, I don't need that."
Dragoshi: "Sure. Don't see why not."
Fred: "That looks like some bad thing Charles could give people. And he sucks!"
Dragoshi: "Though, I'm prolly' gonna use it as something to hang over my room's wall." :/
Dahl: *with the group.* "Uuuh?"
Garrick: *tosses the hammer to Dragoshi, then.*
Fred: "Heh heh heh. Because I can't kill him, so now I'm out of a job. Anyway... uh... keep on going up the tower. I'm going to watch the world end from below."
Metal Man (GM): He leaps out the window... he had a parachute???
Wolfman: "...that doesn't surprise me at all for some reason."
Dragoshi: "...Right." *Puts hammer away after checking what the hammer does.*
Metal Man (GM): The hammer's main ability is to extend to hit faraway targets. The (exploded) entry to this place is open.
Dragoshi: "Well, anyway... Let's move on."
Wolfman turns to the Eggrobos... if they are there. "Coming?"
Eggrobo1: "We shall defend these computers."
Eggrobo2: "Had they been compromised, all systems might fail."
Wolfman: "Probably a good idea. Keep up the good work then." *follows Dragoshi.*
Dragoshi: *Movin on through... Movin' on through.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers continue onward, eventually reaching a big locked door. The handle seems jammed on this otherwise normal metal door.
Wolfman checks for handles, panels, etc.
Dragoshi: *Checks for traps...*
Metal Man (GM): It's got a handle, nothing else. No traps here.
Dahl: "..." * trys to jiggle the handle.*
Metal Man (GM): Handle is stuck.
Dahl: "...hmmmm" *looks for the door hinges.*
Metal Man (GM): There's two on the left.
Wolfman tries dexing the door to see what happens.
Dahl: *examines the hinges.* *takes a few steps back and Foi's the hinge.*
Metal Man (GM): The hinges are in decent condition, until Dahl blows them apart and the door flies off.
Dahl: "Ding! problem solved" ^^
Garrick: "Good job."
Wolfman: "...since when did you become my Smash Dex?"
Garrick: *moves on in and keeps going.*
Wolfman puts his Dex away.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a messed up office. Specifically, a desk, a few holes in all the walls, and evil energy.
Wolfman gets a look at the Office. .oO(...I don't recall having this much of a mess when I was on two legs.)
Dahl: *slowly steps into the room.*
Metal Man (GM): Papers everywhere. Eggman's chair is seemingly gone, and nobody is to be seen in here...
Dragoshi: *Does the same... Also, checks the crystal.*
Metal Man (GM): Still not reacting.
Dragoshi: *Odd. Ya'd think that a place involving the Destroyer would've made some sort of-Oh, nevermind. Drag decides to search the area for anything of interest...*
Garrick: "...huh..." *gives everything a once over, looking for an exit door or something stolen or something like that.*
Wolfman just sits down, and gets the cobwebs cleared out of his head. .oO(...this is just not my mission.)
Metal Man (GM): The lights flicker. The Questers see Eggman's most secret papers: Something on saving the world how Kuja 'wanted' to. It has a huge number of diagrams, showing how he was trying to use it to destroy something of great evil... But then somebody wrote on it. 'Nice try, dummy.'
Metal Man (GM): The lights flicker again... ...a line of bookshelves on the back wall opens up to show several computers...
Wolfman wonders who wrote that.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear familiar music, and then suddenly words echo. Gerald's face appears on the monitor.
Gerald Robotnik: "I shall make you feel my pain and despair! Everything you ever--"
Dragoshi: "...Hoo boy."
Metal Man (GM): It then morphs into a darker, evil face. That of the Destroyer.
???: "Have cherished... is mine to destroy! No one shall survive! I have killed countless civilizations!"
Wolfman: .oO(...well, that solves THAT mystery.)
???: "None shall defeat me, for all attempts to win against me have FAILED!"
???: "I shall make this foolish tower an example of your feeble mortal intellect... behold, as I rip it to shreds with but one finger!"
Metal Man (GM): *Click.* There is a massive explosion as most of the cannon and the room the Questers are in explodes. Ivo leaps out from behind a pile of books and looks at the Questers, frantically.
Garrick: *growls as he SLAMS his fist into a nearby wall.* "You son of a bitch! I'll rip your throat--DAHH!!"
Dragoshi: "Hiya, Ivo."
Ivo Robotnik: "Uh... ... ...you must do something, Questers! I discovered the way to defeat this being, however he managed to attack first!"
Wolfman quickly gets into defensive stance... too much going on. "Well, tell us what to do!"
Ivo Robotnik: "A massive influx of power directly to the--"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM.* A shadowy being appears and blows Ivo Robotnik to pieces. All that remains is... complex magitek machinery.
Dahl: "..To th-..." *just stares.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a note.
Wolfman: .oO(...to the Magitek that just appeared?) *gets a LOOK at the note without touching.*
Note: 'To all who find this: You have never known me, the true Robotnik; this machine has always been my proxy. If you are reading this... I shall some day come to show you who I really am, the ultimate genius of the world!'
Metal Man (GM): The broken machine raises a fist at the Questers and disintegrates.
Wolfman: "...whoever else is confused, raised your hand or paw or claw." *raises his right front paw.*
Dragoshi: *Raises his left claw.*
Garrick: "...we need to get out of here."
Metal Man (GM): The destroyed monitors flicker again, before dying out.
Dahl: "... Umm."
Metal Man (GM): This razor-thin slice is falling down. That tower wasn't even made as good as that cheap replica Robotnik that exploded. There is a vague laughing as a warp appears quickly--better leap in before it crashes.
Wolfman takes the warp!
Dragoshi: *Zooms into the warp... Also, would the voice sound familiar?*
Garrick: *growls and races for the warp, leaping into it.*
Dahl: *leaps in!*
Metal Man (GM): The voice is familiar. In fact, it is very familiar... the Questers have heard it many times, and it obviously is related to all of the things they saw today. But just who is that who effortlessly blew up the Egg Cannon and its robotic host? The Questers will just have to find out... on another session of Super Smash Quest! Mission Completed.