Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 381: Annoying Alexia & Green Hill Follies

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Date: July 2nd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Quester HQ.
Wolfman is waking up from yet another nap on The Good Couch.
Metal Man (GM): It's the Big Room. Metal Man is standing in the room, looking around. He seems annoyed with the sameness.
Wolfman ...or not.
Alexia is... uh, restrained from wherever she was last time.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I was here 5 years ago and still in this same room. I should really change stuff."
Metal Man (GM): By now Alexia would have been released from the medbay.
Wolfman: "How so? Turn R&R into the Big Room?"
Metal Man: "Nah. Just that this old wood paneling could use some alterations."
Wolfman: "So we need a carpenter."
Alexia checks her pack, takes out some explosives, and heads for Julian's room.
Wolfman: "...don't tell me our mission is to find one. I'm pretty sure we can easily find one at Toad Town."
Alexia: *mumbling to herself.* "It will be mine. Oh, yes. It will be mine."
Metal Man: "I wonder where everyone else is."
Alexia starts spreading C4 on the wall around Julian's door.
Metal Man speaks to the ceiling. "SIMBER. Stats on the Questers?"
Wolfman: "Probably sleeping on The Good Couch."
SIMBER: "Scanning... ..."
Alexia then steps back and detonates.
Wolfman: "I've done it myself."
Dragoshi: *Pops up from the shadows of the Big Room.*
Darkdata enters. "What was that sound?"
SIMBER: "Two units in the Big Room." *BOOM* "C-4 attempt on Julian's door by Alexia has failed."
Wolfman: .oO(...we're still a little short.)
Metal Man shakes his head.
Alexia: "..."
Wolfman growls.
Dragoshi: "...Is she still trying to continue on with that fruitless venture?"
Metal Man: "I'm going to beat some sense into that girl... blowing up parts of HQ for no reason is NOT acceptable!"
Wolfman: "Not even a medical bed can keep her away?"
Metal Man walks out of the room.
Dragoshi: "...Want me to help, Metal?"
Metal Man: "No. This is my issue."
Dragoshi: "'Cause, really, this has gotten old."
Metal Man: "I screwed up with Charles. I'm not gonna screw up this time."
Wolfman: "Dragoshi, let Metal do this."
Dragoshi: "It's also been screwing around with my slee-Oh. Okay."
Metal Man takes out an old staff and soon re-emerges at the area where Alexia is.
Alexia: "...Maybe if I hotwired Metal's car..."
Metal Man: "You've been making a mess of HQ, Alexia." *Smacks other palm with his staff.* "Are you sure this is the way?"
Alexia: "Unless Julian opens his door, yes."
Metal Man: "Because you don't want to end up like this." *Holds up Charles' head.* "Ew." *Throws it away.*
Alexia coolly looks at the head. "Why do you keep a severed head on your person?"
Metal Man: "That's Julian's, but SIMBER gave it to me as a demo."
Alexia: "I don't think you quite realize how desperate I am."
Metal Man: "And now SIMBER will put it back." *Grumbles.* "fF you're gonna damage my HQ, though, over trying to curse yourself... well..." *Points his staff at Alexia.* "I challenge you to a battle!"
Alexia: "Fine, if you'll let me get my sleep first."
Metal Man: "You brought your lack of sleep on yourself. Perhaps you should find out why it's a bad idea as I hit you with giant teakettles."
Alexia: "I didn't bring it upon myself and I want it gone. Open the door."
Metal Man: "No!"
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE.
Alexia finally sighs and takes out her gun. "Sheesh..."
Metal Man runs at Alexia and goes to bonk her on the head with his baton. "That fur coat is in his room. I will not allow you to trespass on his room--especially if your goal is to turn into a Wolfos or something awful like that. I'm just gonna knock you out here and now so we don't have to do it later."
Metal Man (GM): *BONK*
Alexia: "It won't work, Metal. And all I want is the six days of sleep that I've missed, okay?"
Metal Man: "I will not stop, until you respect the right for Julian's room to not be trespassed into. Would you not dislike it if someone broke into yours?"
Alexia: "Depends on if they had a good reason for it or not."
Metal Man: "An attack on this door is an attack on my HQ, and by extension not just I but all of the Questers must defend it, including from other Questers."
Alexia: "Metal, I really don't want to hurt you or anyone else."
Metal Man: "Then stop obsessively going after a sham item Dr. Archellago made. If anything it should be burned, as it likely is cursed, like that shirt. Yet you refused to wear that other shirt once the curse was gone from it, opting to chase after something dangerous."
Alexia: "I can't stop going after it, Metal. It won't let me."
Metal Man: "It's a shirt." *He shakes his head.* "You made that all up. But if you really believe that..." *snaps his fingers. A burning noise is heard.* "Then it no longer exists, for it has been burnt to a crisp by SIMBER."
Alexia: "Then I have about three days left." *tosses her gun to the ground.*
Metal Man: "Okay, fine, be like that." *He shakes his fist.* "Just don't die on my floor." *He walks off, disgusted.*
Metal Man walks over to the Big Room. He mumbles angrily, as he puts away his baton. "Mfmfegeeh... er... Right. The Mission."
Wolfman: .oO(...I don't think Alexia is happy.)
Metal Man: "As a heads up, if Alexia does anything destructive to the HQ, I authorize you to stop her by any means necessary. If she dies, she dies of her own will. The shirt was scanned and while it had questionable properties, none of them involved addiction or death without it."
Alexia just sits down and starts picking at the wall with her fingernail.
Dragoshi: *Leaning against the wall.* "...Understood."
Wolfman: "Is she properly covered currently?"
Metal Man: "Well, yes. She bummed a shirt off of somebody a while ago. In hindsight, it was dumb to go out on a mission to get it, but I thought it might be nice to do some average chores." *Shakes his head angrily.* "Never again. Now, to the mission." *Flips up the screen.* "We found this in the middle of the fields of Nintendus. It's odd, as it was never there before."
Wolfman: .oO(Average chore missions are possible to do...)
Dragoshi: "...Hrm?"
Metal Man shows an image of... a Green, grassy area with platforms, spikes, and other such things. Springs too.
Wolfman gets a look at the screen... hmm... is this familiar?
Metal Man: "Some sort of hilly area. I've heard somewhere it's called Hill Zone, probably Green Hill or something. Either way, it's weird, and some strange energy can be detected inside it."
Wolfman: "...Green Hill? Sonic's main romping grounds?"
Metal Man: "Yeah, SIMBER told me that, but I'm not inclined to believe it."
SIMBER: "But it is. It matches all the other Green Hill Zones which existed, but then were destroyed."
Wolfman: "Perhaps it's a Neo Green Hill?"
SIMBER: "The odd thing is that it's been altered a slight bit, and as such probably has a link to current events."
Metal Man: "Right, right. Just watch out, there's rogue robots and obstacles in there."
Wolfman: .oO(I hope we aren't subject to the physics of that world... one touch without a ring to equal death? No thank you!) *looks to the other Questers.* "You guys ready?"
Darkdata: "Yes."
Metal Man: "Anyway. Look around for anything weird, and search for stuff. Need a good recon of that area."
Wolfman: "Scouting... something we haven't done properly in awhile."
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
Wolfman: "Not a problem here."
Metal Man: "Anyway... here's the warp. Good luck." *flips open the warp; it looks strangely ring-like.*
Wolfman gets a look at the warp... and chuckles. "Well, only one way to find out."
Darkdata: "... through the ring, over the spins, to green hill zone we go!" *warps.*
Wolfman jumps, then somersaults his way into the ring.
Dragoshi: *Ker-warp!*
Metal Man stares at Alexia. "If you're going to sit there doing nothing, you might as well clean up that mess you made. That area you blew up is needing ceiling tiles, floorboards, a new coat of paint, and in general lots, and lots of hard work. Which is why you don't blow up stuff where you live."
Alexia: "Sorry. You have no bargaining chips left."
Metal Man: "I don't need bargaining chips. You're a Quester. Either act like one, or be angsty outside to the flowers."
Alexia: "Certainly." *gets up and heads out of HQ.*
Metal Man looks angry for a moment... ...then shrugs. "I just wish we had more Aribars and less Locoses."
Metal Man (GM): Green Hill Zone. Everyone appears, sans Alexia. The group gets a note through immediately.
Wolfman opens the note.
Metal Man (GM): 'Alexia decided talking to flowers would be better than helping you this mission. -Metal'
Wolfman chuckles.
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Metal Man (GM): Green Hill zone: Specific description of this one...
Wolfman just shrugs now.
Metal Man (GM): Palm trees, flowers, a wide view, and generally peaceful. A log bridge awaits the Questers ahead.
Wolfman: "We can worry about her later." *gets a look at the place.*
Dragoshi: .oO(I should prolly' go and reason with her after the mission's over... But, I bet it'll be a fruitless effort. But, anyway...) "...Nice place."
Metal Man (GM): It looks a bit shoddy and old, but it crosses a deep pit, so... meh.
Wolfman: "I agree. However, let's be careful." *walks at a normal pace, keeping an eye out for everything. Upon reaching the bridge, he stops.*
Metal Man (GM): It has no handrails and is a little bit long.
Darkdata follows Wolfman.
Wolfman tries to look below the bridge if possible.
Dragoshi: *Follows along as well...*
Metal Man (GM): There is a deep pit beneath the bridge. It seems nearly endless.
Wolfman: .oO(...maybe I'm just paranoid.) "Wait until I cross." *starts going across the bridge.*
Metal Man (GM): A robotic wasp flies overhead. It fires a shot at Wolfman... ... Which misses. It then goes to fly off.
Wolfman continues crossing.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf hear a crack behind him. In fact, it'd become noticeable now. The entire bridge is on fire and falling apart... the shot just hit the bridge behind Wolf.
Wolfman: "GAH!" *is prepared to jump and fly if needed.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman runs really fast and grabs the other side just in time; But for everybody else, there is a 80-foot gap to jump or otherwise cross.
Wolfman pulls himself up... and sees the other Questers. "...well, that didn't work out too well."
Garrick (GM): The door to Quester HQ opens a second time after a few seconds, Garrick walking outside with a arched eyebrow and looking around, looking at Alexia... doing whatever it is she's doing.
Dex: "Indeed... ... ...The pit is quite deep, so they'll have to cross it somehow."
Metal Man (GM): Wind blows by through the flowers and palm trees. It might be tricky to cross.
Dragoshi: "So, Darkdata... Solid air?"
Darkdata: "So, solid air anyone?"
Alexia is just heading away from HQ to nowhere in particular...
Wolfman: "I say go for it."
Darkdata strums a few notes, ready to use the spell again if it falls short.
Garrick: *frowns and moves over to follow her.* "Hey, Alexia, wait up..."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata uses his spell. The solid air is picked up by the wind and blown away.
Darkdata: "Oh fiddlesticks."
Metal Man (GM): It was a block of warm air, which then was picked up with the other warm air, and is moving towards the cold air somewhere to the East of the Questers.
Alexia: "Unless it wasn't actually burnt and you can give it to me, I don't need to talk to you."
Garrick: "Give what to you?"
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Wolfman: "I have an idea. I think I can fly across most of this gap. If I jump first, I can maybe get back to the other side, and effectively become a taxi."
Alexia: "The Wolfos hide from Julian's room."
Garrick: "Oh... why do you need it again?"
Darkdata: "If we had trees, we could make a bridge."
Dragoshi: "...Well, there's palm trees in the area."
Wolfman: "This is Green Hill Zone: of course there are trees!"
Metal Man (GM): There are, indeed, palm trees all around.
Alexia: "It delivered an ultimatum to me about a week ago. If it doesn't curse me, I won't be able to sleep until I die."
Wolfman: "But cutting them down? I'm unsure if that's a good idea."
Dragoshi: *How big are said palm trees?*
Metal Man (GM): Tall ones, too. 10-30 feet. Skinny buggers, though.
Dragoshi: *He checks how thick the trees are.*
Darkdata: "So, cut a few of them down, and tie them together. Simple, and kill the bugs too."
Metal Man (GM): About 3/4 a foot in diameter, a foot in diameter at best.
Garrick: "...really? ...huh... ...you do know if you die, you'll just revive? Cause... you're a Quester?"
Alexia: "And now that it's been burnt to ashes... well, you can do the math."
Dragoshi: *And on a rough estimate... How many palm trees would it take to create a suitable bridge?*
Alexia: "Even so, I can't go back now. Metal hates my guts."
Darkdata: "Hmm, Lets try this idea..." *uses shatter clearsong on the earth beneath the tree.*
Garrick: "Nah, he doesn't."
Wolfman still wonders why his idea isn't being used.
Alexia: "Oh, yes, he does."
Darkdata: "Because, we don;t want you tired."
Dragoshi: *No prob. I'll just pull out the laser scythe... Unless these are like Tonka tough to the extreme. Then I'll have a bit of a problem.*
Metal Man (GM): There is a small explosion, and the ground that is shattered falls into the pit.
Wolfman simply makes sure that his surrounding area isn't going to be attacked.
Alexia: "Besides, after seeing how he handled that problem, I'm not sure that I want to work for him anymore."
Garrick: "Uh, Alexia? I tried to KILL HIM... and he still likes me."
Darkdata: "Hmm."
Alexia: "Garrick, can you get me that hide? If not, goodbye."
Darkdata focus the explosion towards the pit so it will fall the other way."
Metal Man (GM): The next one that is blown up falls the other way. Darkdata gains: One palm tree.
Wolfman turns around for a moment to see what the other Questers are doing.
Dragoshi: "Okay. Good job so far, Dark. We need about... 2 more. 3 if we want to walk with fewer problems."
Wolfman: .oO(...somehow, I don't think this is what we should be doing. If I get attacked with them due to this...)
Darkdata: "Hmm, lets see."
Wolfman turns back around, facing "his" mainland. Time to make sure that no surprises are in store.
Alexia: "...I take it you can't. So long." *continues walking off.*
Darkdata: "Songs of shatter hear my call, trees of three, firm and tall, explode below the roots, fall away from the pit."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata has 4 trees now.
Darkdata: "Strip the bark and use it to tie the trees together."
Wolfman: "...I'm WAITING..."
Dragoshi: *Starts stripping the bark with his scythe...*
Metal Man (GM): Wolf sees two smaller pits with waterfalls in them ahead, as he sits there.
Garrick: "Alexia, wait!!"
Wolfman: .oO(I'm not going to just desert the Questers unless I'm told otherwise here. Neither of them are Julian.)
Garrick: *runs up and spins her around, having her face him.*
Alexia: "What?"
Garrick: "Listen to me. You are a QUESTER. You've gone toe to toe with some of the most horrible, nasty, vile, EVIL things in existence. Kuja, Kales, Robotnik... all of them! And you're going to let some idiot salesman who tried to con us finish you?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi gets his string. Now just a little more work and he's done.
Alexia: "No, I'm going to let a bureaucratic Nazi finish me." *casually unpins her badge and places it in Garrick's hand.*
Dragoshi: *Was that for one palm tree or all?*
Alexia: "Thank you and goodbye."
Garrick: *looks down at it..*
Alexia turns back around and keeps walking.
Garrick: "...you're a damn coward, you know that?"
Metal Man (GM): That's enough string to tie all the palm trees. It came from all four, too.
Garrick: "You're a DRAGON, for god sakes!"
Alexia: "And what does that have to do with it?"
Dragoshi: *He uses the bark string to tie the palm trees together.*
Garrick: "You're letting some punk salesman beat you! A dragon! ...Alexia... please. We need everyone to take down the Destroyer..."
Alexia: "You'll find others."
Garrick: *snarls.* "You aren't thinking straight. Nova, scan her for... something! A curse, a disease, anything!"
Dragoshi: *Okay, now that he has them tied together, he them puts them over the pit to make use of them for a makeshift bridge... Right?*
Nova: "It can only be mental illness or her own will; for there is no trace of disease."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi drags the bridge across. The gap is cleared.
Garrick: "You see?! Give Dr. Mario FIVE MINUTES with you. That's all I ask. Five minutes."
Wolfman: "Next time, allow me to be the ferry across the waters of Death."
Dragoshi: "Well, that was... different." *Crosses the bridge that is... FOUR PALMTREES.*
Alexia: "I'm not going back into that building unless something happens to make me change my mind. Right here, right now."
Darkdata follows after Dragoshi has crossed.
Wolfman: "Anyway, be careful up ahead. Smaller pits are nearby, but they are right by a waterfall." *leads the Questers slowly.*
Alexia: "You haven't made it happen yet. Are you willing to try again?"
Garrick: "I'll do whatever I need to do. This ALL has to do with the Destroyer. I know it."
Metal Man (GM): Questers reach another obstacle; two gorges, with waterfalls to the left.
Julian: *Julian would be walking back to his room, towel wrapped around his waist, hair down, and slippers. Must be coming back from a shower... whistling as he walks, Julian heads into the same hallway that his room's on... and his door's a general mess, burnt and thrown about. Julian stops in his tracks...* "..." *And rushes towards his room to check on it.*
Darkdata: "Hmm, Wolf, may I try one thing first?"
Wolfman: "...you don't intend on freezing the waterfall, do you?"
Alexia turns around again and keeps walking.
Darkdata: "Maybe."
Wolfman: "I wish to keep this zone untouched as much as possible."
Dex: "A frozen waterfall would eventually melt in this sunny weather."
Darkdata: *Elemental Control Clearsong.* - Waterfall => Water Bridge => Ice bridge.
Wolfman: "Now, this is a simple pit. How hard can it be to cross?"
Dragoshi: "...Pretty much, yea."
Metal Man (GM): An ice bridge is formed.
Wolfman: "..."
Garrick: "Damn it, Alexia!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotic fish leap out at it and crash off of it.
Garrick: "I will not make you throw this badge away!"
Wolfman: "Slag it Darkdata!"
Metal Man (GM): *BONK! BONK!* It appears they cannot attack it.
Wolfman notes the fish... hmm...
Metal Man (GM): The waterfall in the background remains unmelted.
Darkdata: "And across I run."
Alexia: "You're not doing too well so far."
Metal Man (GM): He merely used some water to create ice cubes in the shape of bridges.
Garrick: *grabs her roughly by the upper arm, holding her tightly. He's strong.*
Darkdata runs across being careful not to slip.
Wolfman just shrugs, and goes across.
Metal Man (GM): Julian sees... somebody lit off a C-4 in here, and it threw many of his things around.
Garrick: "Nothing I say WILL convince you! Only that I have the Wolfos Fur!"
Dragoshi: *Okay. Dragoshi carefully walks across the icy bridge.*
Julian: *Julian quickly opens his door... and immediately notices the burnt Wolfos Fur and the note Metal left among the wreckage.* "Aw HELL no..." *Julian picks up the note... reads it...* "...What the hell does Alexia want wit' this thing?" *Julian picks up the fur and heaves it over his shoulder.* "SIMBER, is Alexia still outside?"
SIMBER: "Affirmative."
Alexia: "Garrick, let me go."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk across the icy bridges... ...
Wolfman is prepared to jump here.
Metal Man (GM): A robotic snail slowly moves towards them on the other side.
Wolfman will jump up and take the powered flight route to get to the other side.
Garrick: "No. Not until you come to reason."
Darkdata: "Robot? Non-living." *Shatter Clearsong.*
Julian: "Thanks." *Julian quickly heads outside, not bothering to change out of his tower & slippers, to where Garrick & Alexia would be.*
Metal Man (GM): *PING* Its ultra-tough shell is apparently resistant against those effects. It does crack, though... Oh no. Those aren't damage cracks...
Alexia lifts Garrick off of the ground with her TK and continues onwards.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf makes it across.
Wolfman turns around and sees the Snail... .oO(That's not natural!) *slashes it.*
Metal Man (GM): *PING* That shell protects it for now... until...
Garrick: *grunts and holds her back... or attempts to.* *nope. He's thrown.*
Metal Man (GM): The snail's armor cracks open... as it reveals jet boosters and a rack of missiles!
Julian: *Julian eventually makes it outside and heads for the two, holding the Wolfos hide high in the air and yelling at Alexia.* "YO! ALEXIA! WHADDAFUCK YOU TO DO MY ROOM? For this?!"
Wolfman: .oO(...since when did snails do this?)
Alexia: *surprisingly calm for the situation.* "I'll pay for the damage. Give me the hide."
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE. The hide's burnt black. Indeed, there's some slices in it two. Ironically, the explosion obliterated a section of it.
Julian: "Why the hell you WANT it?"
Alexia: "Because I need it to sleep. Hand it over."
Metal Man (GM): Snail is 10 feet away.
Julian: "I lend it to you while you get a shirt, an' suddenly you wanna blow up MY room to get it back? Get a teddy bear."
Nova: "Curse detected."
Metal Man (GM): Ice bridge is 10 feet behind the Questers.
Nova: "That burnt shirt is cursed, however Alexia has not been effected by it."
Alexia: "Julian, I'm not kidding here. Give it to me."
Nova: "Its curse may have been negated by burning."
Dragoshi: *Hmm... Dragoshi attempts to blast the snail by casting Indignation!*
Julian: "What's the real reason you want it?"
Alexia: "I just told you. I literally cannot sleep until it's cursed me."
Metal Man (GM): Hit!... *BLAM.* The snail explodes.
Dragoshi: "...that was fast."
Metal Man (GM): Battle Over!
Wolfman: "..."
Julian: "...Sounds like it already cursed you. Get Doc to subscribe you some sleepin' pills."
Alexia: "They don't work. Just give me the hide."
Metal Man (GM): The path ahead is long. One could run down it.
Dragoshi: "...That has got to be the quickest fight."
Wolfman sees a long path. "...I did need to run."
Julian: "Tell you what. We fight for it, in the Arena. 1-on-1, winner gets the hide."
Wolfman: "Anyone want to know what it's like to ride on a Wolf running in the wind?"
Dragoshi: *Does so, being wary of enemies. Run being the thing that he does so.*
Darkdata follows.
Wolfman will guess not. *runs solo.*
Alexia: "With six days of insomnia, that's a big sucker bet, don't you think?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi runs almost like Sonic. Darkdata moves really slow... and Wolfman rockets behind him. The Questers soon realize why this long expanse was here. There's a big ramp ahead.
Julian: "No."
Darkdata: "Come on legs."
Alexia: "Then it's been nice knowing you." *heads off.*
Wolfman keeps at it: if required, mid-air and powered flight can mean something.
Metal Man (GM): The main question is whether or not to run up it.
Julian: "Whoa whoa whoa, where you goin'?"
Dragoshi: *Continues his running.*
Alexia: "I'm leaving the Questers. Why?"
Darkdata does so too.
Julian: "Why you leavin' the Questers is why."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the edge and fly off. Good thing they kept running... ...For they're flying over a pit to a platform on the other side. They're far over the pit and now flying towards the land...
Wolfman: .oO(I need to come here more often!)
Metal Man (GM): However there are three robo-wasps here, and they're spiked.
Alexia: "Because if you don't give me that hide so I can get some sleep and live, I have better ways to use the last of my time."
Wolfman hopes he can land gracefully. He gets his claws ready JUST in case.
Julian: "Look, do a sit-down with the Doc. You ain't even exhausted all options yet."
Alexia: "I've tried all the options, trust me."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman bonks off of a flying wasp. *BONK* No death. He just takes damage as it explodes and the spikes sting.
Alexia: "Either give me the hide or let me leave."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi evades the wasp nearest to him; but what of Darkdata?
Wolfman will feel that one in the morning.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata clips one, taking Naturally, they go to attack the Questers once they land.
Julian: "There's two reasons why you ain't gettin' this. One, I don't deal well with people who jus' up an' walk off. Two, you ain't allowed to leave."
Alexia: "Watch me." *heads off.*
Metal Man (GM): As he says that, Alexia is warped to another part of HQ.
Metal Man: (Dex) "Yeah, yeah, I wasn't gonna let her leave in the first place. Like hell I'd let Charles 2 arrive on my doorstep. I think I'll see what Dr. Mario can do for us... anyway, thanks for helping. You guys can assist on the mission if you want."
Julian: "No problem. Where we goin' today?"
Metal Man: (Dex) "Green Hill Zone. A recon mission. Find out what's there. Beat up some... weird robots."
Julian: *Julian starts to head back inside.* "Don't we already know what's there?"
Metal Man (GM): (Metal on the Dex) "Nah, this one appeared on Nintendus all of a sudden. It's been altered in some way. Some weird energy field inside." Julian reaches the inside; he sees the warp inside the Big Room. Glancing, he also sees Alexia inside a device he remembers from long ago... the De-vampirization device used on Aribar. Dr. Mario is fiddling with the controls, talking to himself.
Dr. Mario: "Oh yes! It will take many days to fix this medical disorder! More coins for me!"
Julian: "Always some kinda weird energy field, or robots, or Kuja Bankers... I'll be ready in 10 minutes." *While the freedom between his legs is nice, Julian realizes that you can't fight evil in just a towel. He heads for his room.*
Metal Man (GM): As Julian gets clothes on, the battle begins. BATTLE. The Wasps are 15 feet away. Both Wasps are 25 feet off the ground.
Dragoshi: "...I already know what to do." *Walks 5 feet forward, jumps 25 feet up and casts two Indignations. One for each wasp.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. They both survive... but look beaten up already.
Dragoshi: *Quickdraws the Vendetta Machinegun and fires out a Tidal Blast... Which splits up to hit both wasps. Split Tidal Blast!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit miss hit. Wasp 1 shoots two fireballs at Dragoshi. *BURN.* *MORE BURN.*
Dragoshi: *For weaklings they have some good accuracy. :p*
Metal Man (GM): Wasp 2 shoots one at Darkdata. *Burn.* Then it shoots one at Wolfman.
Darkdata: "Bleh." *Sticky clearsong - The wasp's 1 and 2 Robots don't like gears and alike being sticky. :D*
Metal Man (GM): They become sticky and begin making weird buzzing noises.
Wolfman: "One target? Aww, you shouldn't have."
Wolfman goes for a stylish finish: he jumps up for the required height, and aims his aerial flip and swipe at the combined Buzz Bombers so that they land on the spikes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Wolfman: *CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): They're still alive, barely. They are, however, stuck to the ground, upside-down.
Dragoshi: "...Well, this is another... interesting fight."
Wolfman lands on the ground next to the Buzz Bombers, and rears his right claw. He charges it up a bit... and lets loose a claw smash, Smash Bros Smash! style!
Metal Man (GM): They can't really dodge while stuck in the ground. Hit.
Wolfman: *SMASH!*
Metal Man (GM): They're still alive.
Dragoshi: "..." *Casts another Indignation on the wasp cluster, 'cause seriously now. @_@.*
Metal Man (GM): BLAM! They both explode. Battle Over!
Wolfman: "Thank you Dragoshi. My aim was off this time."
Metal Man (GM): By now, Julian has gotten dressed. The warp awaits him;
Dragoshi: "...Those guys were slightly more persistent than the slug. Just slightly, though." >_>;;
Wolfman: "Either was, was this what you were expecting coming into this realm?"
Metal Man (GM): Next up, the Questers see something mystifying... there's a floating platform, and a long area covered with hundreds of spikes.
Wolfman makes his way to the next section... figures.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Wolfman: "...alright, how many places have these spike traps? They are becoming cliché. *attempts to gauge the distance from here to platform to other side.*
Darkdata: "I agree, even the temples in my world uninstalled them."
Metal Man (GM): It is hard to tell, because there's a pit up ahead and a wall of spikes. It seems to continue endlessly.
Wolfman turns to the Questers. "No tree cutting this time. This area is all skill."
Darkdata: "I guess we have to use the floating platform?"
Wolfman: "Dragoshi, you are up next I believe to try something first."
Dragoshi: "...Hmm." *Hee gauges the distance between here and the platform.*
Metal Man (GM): The platform is big enough to fit everyone; 10 feet, 15 feet vertically. An easy jump.
Dragoshi: "...Well, what if we all tried getting on the platform? Maybe it'll act like a pseudo-ferry."
Wolfman: "well, get on it first."
Dragoshi: *Jumps over to it then.*
Wolfman also jumps, now that Dragoshi took the first one.
Darkdata jumps.
Metal Man (GM): It begins to move forwards. Indeed; it is lifting the Questers right over the spikes.
Wolfman: "...alright, so we get a free ride. But even I have to wonder what the catch is."
Dragoshi: "Hey, I was right."
Darkdata: "Be ready."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the spike wall. It becomes level with the bottom of the wall, then moves down 3 feet and towards it. Hm... those spikes look pretty nasty close-up.
Wolfman: "..." *jumps STRAIGHT UP before the platform gets any closer, and hovers if required.*
Metal Man (GM): Below the Questers is a slightly foggy area, but they don't see any spikes... Wolfman leaps before the platform carries him into the wall.
Darkdata jumps off into the fog?
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi doesn't react fast enough; *SPIKE* he's knocked off the wall.
Wolfman does as best as he can to land safely, even though the fog is a bit... well, hard to see through.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata leaps into the fog... as does Wolfman. They land at the bottom. Rings fly out of Dragoshi.
Wolfman has lost 150 rings so far this mission.
Darkdata has lost 60.
Metal Man (GM): Now down here, the Questers hear a whooshing noise. Several flame jets have been installed about. Two on the ceiling, one behind everyone up top, and another on the floor ahead.
Wolfman gets a look... what the? "...did we enter the Scrap Brain Zone or something?"
Metal Man (GM): They roar to life, chucking fireballs up, down, and sideways in a pattern which will make it hard to cross up ahead.
Dragoshi: "...Possibly. Maybe."
Metal Man (GM): It's also sorta cave-like in here.
Wolfman gets a better look at the surroundings... hmm... cave. "...doesn't seem mechanical enough."
Dragoshi: *Decides to Tidal Blast the flame jet in front of him. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi puts out one flame, only for others to fly out.
Wolfman: "As I said earlier, skill is required."
Metal Man (GM): Hitting the jet, however, is what extinguished that one flame.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): It can't be put out by water alone.
Wolfman attempts to use Melee based tactics: form bubble shield, roll across, repeat all of that.
Metal Man (GM): Tumble it is. Wolfman rolls past them, deflecting a few on his way.
Darkdata calls a mirror shield to protect him and runs across.
Wolfman: .oO(Sonic would be so proud.)
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata also gets across. More fireballs are deflected.
Dragoshi: *Sets Vendetta Machinegun to reverse setting, shoots self with it, sets it back to normal, puts it away, and tries to roll past the problem.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi gets through, mostly. One fireball nicks him. Up ahead are two loop-de-loops the Questers must cross... outside this cave.
Dragoshi: *Actually, partially burned on his arm, but eh. Anyway...* "...Two of those? Huh."
Wolfman: "Alright, everyone in speed formation. We have to rev up."
Dragoshi: *Nods, and prepares to rev up...*
Darkdata walks up and jumps to the opposites side of the loop noting that one does not have to go through the full circle.
Wolfman goes through the loops the normal way: running time!
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman runs to the top, then falls down on his back. *CRASH.*
Wolfman stumbles.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Darkdata fails to leap far enough and lands into a gap between, he falls into a pit and reappears at the beginning of the loop.
Dragoshi: *After the first bit of acceleration, Dragoshi would then use the momentum from his first loop-de-loop to... help himself gain speed.*
Wolfman: "...alright, cheat it if required." *attempts to speed through it again...*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi runs across loop 1. Dragoshi crosses loop 2.
Darkdata: "cough, sold air steps."
Wolfman gets across the first loop: now, Loop 2!
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman runs all the way around, as Darkdata makes wobbly air steps.
Darkdata jumps using the stairs as a booster.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata crosses loop #1. Now there is loop #2.
Wolfman is losing speed, and he knows it. Time to try cheating... jump to the OTHER SIDE of the loop from here. (it's been done in the games before: you know what I mean)
Darkdata does the same tactic.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman leaps to the pit, and crashes, taking damage and then landing back in the middle of Loop 2. Darkdata leaps across... barely.
Wolfman tries a different tactic. Instead of running, he dashes... that is, with his Headbutt Tackle attack.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf flies across, smashing a fence with his head. Hm... didn't know that was there. Still, he's on the other side.
Wolfman rebounds. "Alright, I do not want to have to do that again."
Metal Man (GM): Now there is another obstacle: The only way truly ahead is underwater, down a water pit up ahead.
Wolfman: "...water... I KNOW I should be able to handle it: I shouldn't have to worry about drowning. I don't know about the rest of you, though."
Darkdata summons a bubble of air and dives into the water pit. "Easy."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata sinks below.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata has a water shield. Oddly, he chose not to share with the other Questers.
Wolfman: "Drag, I'd advise hanging onto me until we get Darkdata to get that air bubble on you." *shouldn't need the water shield.*
Darkdata pops back up. "Wait... I forgot you two."
Wolfman waits for Drag to either hop on him or hop on in.
Metal Man (GM): A water shield of sorts appears on the other Questers.
Darkdata dives back under.
Wolfman will be fine without it... oh nevermind.
Metal Man (GM): Now Wolf won't get water in his joints.
Wolfman jumps in... carefully. Knowing how this realm works, one mishap and the bubble will break.
Dragoshi: *Does the same as Wolfman...*
Wolfman: .oO(Welcome to the Labyrinth Zone everyone.)
Metal Man (GM): Down below, in the underwater area, the Questers see to the left a Piranha bot; to the right it almost appears clear.
Wolfman tries to see if there is anything behind the Piranha bot without attracting it's attention.
Metal Man (GM): Seems to go on in that direction, too.
Wolfman: "...two paths. One guarded, one not. Personally, I'm for the guarded one."
Darkdata: "The harder one is more than likely the right one."
Dragoshi: "Mhm..."
Wolfman: "So now... can we sneak pass, or do we fight?"
Darkdata: "Dragoshi could focus an ice spell around the fish. If he has one.."
Wolfman: "Oh, he's got an ice move alright. Good thinking. Dragoshi, think your tornado will do the trick?"
Dragoshi: *Casts Ice Tornado on the water surrounding the fish.* "Let's see if it does..." *around, not surrounding.
Metal Man (GM): The fish moves to the side, then turns to attack! BATTLE.
Darkdata: *Amplify - Dragoshi's Air Bubble.*
Metal Man (GM): It is amplified.
Dragoshi: *Tries to Ice Tornado the water around the fish again...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Wolfman: .oO(...why closer?)
Metal Man (GM): It's still alive, and breaks out of the ice, though.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then walks up to it to see if the air bubble does anything bad to it. if it doesn't, Dragoshi just claws at it.*
Metal Man (GM): Its teeth pop Dragoshi's air bubble when he goes to touch it. Hit, hit. Hit, hit. It still lives.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi casts another Ice Tornado on it!*
Metal Man (GM): It explodes! (underwater...) Battle Over!
Dragoshi: .oO(Exploding while underwater? How does that even work...?)
Wolfman: "Darkdata, a shield for Dragoshi please. I'll scout ahead."
Darkdata: "Done."
Wolfman would be ahead of the others slightly.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is... a sign with an evil face on it.
Dragoshi: *And, so life moves o-He checks whose face is on it?*
Darkdata follows, letting Wolf scout.
Wolfman looks ahead and above the sign, thinking something is up.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi can't tell; only the eyes, which are purple, can be seen here.
Wolfman: "...follow me."
Wolfman goes to the sign, and CROSSES it. He spins.
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Metal Man (GM): It spins around... creating a warp for the Questers.
Darkdata does the same.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi tries to play Keepy Uppy with i-What, no jumping sign?*
Wolfman jumps into the warp... probably ring shaped.
Metal Man (GM): This sign's more Sonic 1-like.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi jumps into the warp then.*
Darkdata does the same.
Metal Man (GM): A familiar jingle is heard. Act Clear! Points appear. But the mission is not over. For... Green Hill Zone, Act 2 begins! The Questers leap out of the water, along with Dahl Mallos, who pops in just now. Also Julian.
Wolfman is back in... Green Hill?
Dragoshi: "...I guess this is a two-parter?"
Wolfman: "Welcome Julian. We're in a warped Mobius or something."
Metal Man (GM): To start off, there's some gentle up-and-down hills.
Wolfman: "Now, care to have a race up and down those hills?"
Dahl: "...huh?"
Darkdata: "Why not? I know I will lose though."
Julian: "...What the hell is this? Whatever." *Julian walks. Fuck running, too much effort.*
Dragoshi: *Has prolly' just won the race, then...:p*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi easily wins the race, but what's up next is a spring that goes up.
Wolfman hops onto the spring, continues going forward, and attempts to do somersaults while going across just for kicks.
Darkdata does so too, minus the tricks.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi hops onto the spring as well... After Darkdata's done.*
Julian: *And Julian brings up the rear with the spring hopping.*
Wolfman: .oO(I actually feel kind of alive here... even if I can't match the speed needed.)
Metal Man (GM): More bouncing up, as the Questers reach their next obstacle: There's a cave ahead, with a series of spikes on the ceiling and floor which pop in and out in a timed sequence.
Wolfman jumps up to be "in the middle" so to speak, keeping his momentum. If the going gets tight, activate Rocket Tackle.
Dragoshi: *He checks if the spikes are continuous.*
Metal Man (GM): Any space between the top one is hit by the bottom one and vice versa; one has to get past them quickly.
Darkdata: "Hmm... aha..."
Wolfman won't be able to rocket tackle out of this one then...
Darkdata lays a thick solid air clearsong over the floor, making it so that it is higher than the spikes.
Metal Man (GM): The spikes and ceiling are very close together. There's no space in-between. The air gets poked to death as Wolfman moves to jump.
Wolfman JUMPED, but that's hopefully a minor technicality.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf leaps across, no spikes hit him.
Darkdata: "Bleck, that did not work out well."
Wolfman turns back to the Questers... so much for keeping speed.
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Wolfman: "I know that we all have special abilities, but I think this is a zone where we should rely on what we can do naturally more."
Darkdata: "Well, guess I will have to break it."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi tries to zoom past all the spikes without getting hurt too badly.*
Darkdata: *Shatter Clearsong.*
Julian: *Waits for Darkdata's sonic experiment to go off...*
Wolfman could use some rings/health right about now.
Metal Man (GM): The spikes repel the sound. It'll take more than that to kill them.
Darkdata: "More eh?"
Julian: "So much for that..." *Julian gets the timing of the spikes, then tries to run across right after they sink into the ground, doing some kind of flying baseball slide near the end to hasten his exit.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi and Julian zoom by, Julian passing him across.
Darkdata: "Sigh, No choice, watch me be impaled."
Metal Man (GM): No impaling for Darkdata too.
Julian: *And he's safe! Julian skids as he exits the cave, using the momentum to propel himself back to his feet.*
Darkdata: "Thank you RNG, Running Nie Gracefully."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi runs past the spikes! Hooray.*
Wolfman: "Who is Nie?"
Metal Man (GM): Next up... two Turbo Snails are in the way.
Julian: *He jumps on their heads. Modified Ax Kick!*
Darkdata: "Person joke, you would not get it." *sets their gears sticky.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to cast Indignation on the same one Julian jumped on!*
Wolfman doesn't even bother attacking.
Metal Man (GM): They all explode like cheap toys.
Julian: *Julian rebounds off the destruction of Snail 1, and tries to stomp on Snail 2's head while he's still in the air!* *Woo, 400 points! And we're walking/running/side-scrolling...*
Wolfman: "Alright, I don't know about you guys, but I feel like I could use some rings."
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi moves on.*
Metal Man (GM): Kinda walking, kinda scrolling.
Wolfman moves ahead, hoping to find some rings to recover.
Metal Man (GM): Another loop-de-loop is ahead.
Darkdata casts heal darksong, healing Wolf some. Then he does his usual solid air+jump.
Wolfman sees a Loop-de-Loop... here we go again.
Wolfman starts near the base and attempts to do his Tackle Headbutt move again.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi starts running...*
Julian: *Julian run the loop-de-loop. Whee!*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone so far makes it across, having learned from the previous ones. Now there's a large hatch that goes down; however, the hatch is shut and locked. Palm trees are nearby, as well as some weird rock formations.
Wolfman slows down. "...alright, this seems out of place."
Julian: *He checks how locked it is.*
Metal Man (GM): Extremely.
Dragoshi: *Searches the area near the rock formations for anything of interest.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi searches them... nothing on them. They're just solid hunks of rock.
Wolfman attempts to find a switch nearby.
Dragoshi: *nevermind.*
Metal Man (GM): It must be hidden somewhere. No obvious switches.
Wolfman: "...come on: there has to be a switch!"
Dragoshi: *Attempts to assist Wolfman.*
Wolfman tries again.
Darkdata: "Hmm, looking for a switch right? Let me help."
Julian: *Preps some C-4...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers look around a lot. Nothing in the area that they can easily see. Julian preps C-4. Does he detonate it?
Wolfman: "...alright, this isn't working..." *turns to Julian, who didn't help with the search... uh oh.* "Julian, I really hope you don't detonate that."
Darkdata: "A magic lock?" *Echo Clearsong.*
Julian: *Whoops, I pressed all the buttons. After backing away about 30 feet.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens with Darkdata's spell.
Darkdata: "Bleh."
Metal Man (GM): It explodes... ...the door stands. However, one of the rocks explodes... nothing under that rock, though.
Julian: "Damn."
Darkdata: "SIMBER has been..."
Metal Man (GM): The rocks must be breakable.
Darkdata begins tilting random rocks.
Wolfman: "...Julian, interesting idea."
Julian: "Hey..." *Busts up those rocks with mighty punching action!*
Wolfman finds a set of rocks and attempts to bounce on top of them to break them. (Hey, it was done on Sonic 2!)
Metal Man (GM): Wolf and Julian break all the rocks, revealing a switch.
Julian: *Hit 'dat switch.*
Wolfman: "There we go."
Metal Man (GM): The hatch reveals downwards, revealing a floating platform.
Dragoshi: *He checks if it is big enough for everyone.*
Wolfman: "Nice going Julian. Though next time, try to keep the C-4 for reserve."
Julian: "An' we're in." *Head for the platform, completely blowing Wolf off.*
Wolfman jumps in... sheesh: Julian hasn't changed that much.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi moves on along to the platform.*
Julian: *Julian doesn't like it when other people try to tell him how to do his job when he's doing a perfectly good job without the advice.*
Darkdata does the same.
Metal Man (GM): The platform goes on down, and the Questers feel the temperature dropping. It becomes somewhat dark down there.
Wolfman gets a minor chill...
Wolfman makes sure we aren't going to collide into another spiked wall.
Metal Man (GM): Nope... the Questers sink on down into some weird temple area. It sets into a wider platform; and before everyone is a massive door... but they aren't going to get there yet. For a familiar vehicle lowers down...
Wolfman sinks into the temple... which zone is this?
Wolfman gets a look at the vehicle...
Dragoshi: *Does the same...*
Wolfman: .oO(Please don't be the Eggman Egg Carrier.)
Metal Man (GM): It's an Egg-o-matic, piloted by an eerily glowing Eggrobo.
Dragoshi: *Also, checks his crystal to see if it has been reacting.*
Metal Man (GM): Its head is on backwards and it is silent as it works the controls.
Wolfman shudders... figures.
Metal Man (GM): No reaction.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): It moves in to attack!
Julian: "An' here we go with the boss-fight... Get ready!" *Stances!*
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE. The Nega Eggrobo lowers down and begins clicking the levers on it... CLICK CLICK... CLICK... CLICK CLICK... Each lever pull launches one rocket at all of the Questers. It starts slow... then goes psychopathic, violently exploding stuff all around everyone!.
Julian: *Oh snap!*
Dragoshi: *Somewhat improved! <_>*
Wolfman attempts rolling behind him.
Julian: *MUCH BETTER.*
Wolfman has 20 rings left.
Metal Man (GM): It spins around a bit, and then targeting reticules chase Julian. They're too fast to simply dodge.
Julian: *Oh fuck YOU.*
Metal Man (GM): Target locked. Its side-components open up and it shoots a massive plume of flame at Julian, barbequeing him.
Julian: *Dragoshi's the higher-leveled one, attack hi-@%#(@#&%!@(%&!!)*
Metal Man (GM): They click shut, as he then presses a button and a giant hammer pops out. Which it then violently swings at Julian.
Nega Eggrobo: "Target 1 has been heavily damaged. Prepare for next attack phase."
Julian: *Bleh. Pass, play dead.*
Dragoshi: *And, suddenly out of nowhere and albatross flies at the Nega Eggrobo!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. It flies past the machine, which ducks to the left.
Dragoshi: *Anyway... Tidal Blast.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Rule #1 of SSQ: Silent enemies are always the deadliest. Actually, I'd add "If Wolfman is GMing, all enemies are deadly."
Wolfman doesn't trust this situation. Eggrobo hasn't spoken yet or anything.
Dragoshi: *-1 debunking.*
Wolfman attempts to turn this battle from 2D into 3D! He rolls AWAY from the Questers to the left and moves five feet back, taking a "flanking" position. At that point, he gets his defensive senses up.
Darkdata: "Hmm, would what I did on the minor enemies work on a major one?" *Sticky Clearsong - Gears, Joints, etc.*
Metal Man (GM): Failure!
Darkdata: *Sticky Clearsong - Gears, Joints, etc again!*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata hits it with the sticky clearsong. It becomes sticky. The robot takes out a can of WD-40 and oils itself and everything else inside. Then it puts it in a slot and a giant hand tries to spray Darkdata in the eyes with it! *Spray.* Blindness for Darkdata!
Wolfman: .oO(Ouch... talk about adding insult to injury)
Darkdata: "Dammit magic can not be fixed by WD-four--AHH MY EYES THEY BURN."
Eggrobo: "Stickiness alleviated. Phase 2 can partially proceed."
Metal Man (GM): It types in some buttons and two racks pop out of the side, all covered with machineguns. It opens fire on everyone with them, spraying the entire area with bullets. It even threatens Julian, laying dead on the ground. As they tend to fly everywhere.
Wolfman gets sent up, all arms spread out. He then falls to the ground... or rather, through to the ground. Lives: 2 left, not appeared yet.
Julian: *Is not dead.*
Metal Man (GM): This Eggrobo is pretty serious: And it hasn't taken more than a scratch.
Julian: *And Julian's down to near-death. Fantastic. Julian struggles back to his feet... Dex!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian goes to dex it...
Dex: "Error! Unknown jamming field in place. HP: ?00. Level: ??? Unknown combatant. Uses Eggman technology, yet is apparently not under his control. Extremely dangerous. May have some head-related issues. Beware when it makes a loud beep. End of entry."
Julian: "Head-related..." *Checks if the head of the Eggrobo open to attack.*
Metal Man (GM): No. It has a glass dome around it.
Julian: *Glass... glass is susceptible to PUNCHING >:O! Jump Attack + Legendary Fist To Dome Technique!* *Ow my hand!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! The dome cracks a little. It absorbs the knockback and is not stunned, but is damaged.
Julian: *Julian gets up on the hydra's back and lashes out with two more Legendary Fist To Dome Techniques!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, crit.
Julian: *Ow my hand again, CRIT!*
Metal Man (GM): A big crack develops. Several pieces splinter off, some into Julian's hand. This is unsafety glass.
Julian: *Hoorway for gloves.* *But fuck, Splinters >:O. Those hurt. MORE PUNCHING.*
Metal Man (GM): *Note to lackeys: Use antimatter glass.* Hit.
Julian: *MOAR CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): The hole is the size of a finger. This glass is very thick. Julian cracked surface pieces. The pieces were flaking off the top. It will take one more punch to break this open.
Julian: *Go Go Gadget Haymaker.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Ow my hand!*
Metal Man (GM): The glass shatters, revealing the weird, glowing Eggrobo.
Julian: "Finally!" *And we've got just enough time left for a Grapple attempt!* *On the Eggrobo inside.* *CRIIIIIIIIIITICAL!* "C'mere." *Grab by head, pull out of cockpit, LAUNCH into nearby wall.*
Metal Man (GM): He attempts to counter-grapple Julian! He fails. However when he hits the wall he leaps off back at the vehicle. Also, he puts up his fists like a Rock 'em Sock 'em robot.
Julian: "Not so fast!" *Julian tries to bounce him off the wall with a roundhouse kick(modified Big Boot) as the EggRobo's flying back towards the machine!* *MOAR CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): He attempts to grab Julian's foot. Barely failure. Still, he continues leaping back even after Julian crit kicks him. That thing's psychotic.
Julian: *No, it's just annoying >:(.* "Wait for it..." *Julian then LEAPS off the Egg-O-Matic whatever and connect with a falling Axe Kick to the EggRobo's head as it comes back with another rebound, aiming to knock it to the floor where the others can beat the crap out of it.*
Metal Man (GM): He tries to attack Julian back in desperation. Hit. However it does not hit the floor, repeatedly leaping back. As soon as Julian stop hitting it, it lands back in the machine.
Julian: *Julian lands after kicking the Eggrobo around like a soccer ball after shattering a plate-glass dome with his bare hands. Oh yeah.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi zooms two units forward, jumps up 15 feet and casts Indignation on the Eggrobo, or more specifically it's head.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, anyway... Dragoshi does it again!*
Wolfman just... appears out of nowhere. Or... something. (how DOES Sonic re-appear after losing a life anyway? He can't go back up THROUGH the ground!)
Julian: "If you ain't already in on it, go for the head of the Eggrobo! Don't hit the machine!"
Darkdata: Pure Darksong - Wd40 - Eyes.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata makes the WD-40 purer. Ow! Ow his eyes! He just made the tears which were trying to dilute it vanish!
Darkdata: *KO'ed.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, the spell actually succeeded.
Julian: *KO!!*
Metal Man (GM): He died, therefore the WD-40 no longer harms him. The Eggrobo attacks Julian with 6 Rock'em Sock'em robot punches.
Julian: *KO!!*
Metal Man (GM): As he does that... his machine activates and fires bullets at everyone else... And then it fires rockets at everyone else!
Julian: *Julian's sent reeling in slow-motion, being knocked into the air and landing on his back! Oh my!*
Wolfman loses 75 rings...
Dragoshi: *Drag manages to not be hit by explosions and stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot sits back in its seat. It seems unshaken.
Darkdata: *Revive.*
Julian: *Round 2, Fight! Julian's back on his feet... and conserving his time. Next!*
Darkdata: "Slay it, Punch It, Kill It!"
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi jumps 15 feet up into the air, and...*
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobo has taken plenty of damage, but it's pretty angry-looking.
Dragoshi: *...let's try that again without the fumble.*
Metal Man (GM): Its head remains on backwards.
Dragoshi: *A Molotov cocktail! Which it throws at the Eggrobo's head!*
Wolfman can actually do something... but not anything cheap due to the stun.
Wolfman leaps up towards the robo, and first attempts his aerial flip and swipe again.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Wolfman better aim the Rocket Tackle correctly then towards the head/neck area... if this fails, then the ship might be hit: who knows?
Wolfman would land right by the Questers after that.
Darkdata casts generic haste and speeds up all party members.
Metal Man (GM): But... my boss is finally tough enough... that even Julian's overkill barrage hasn't reduced it to critical. In fact, it starts off with a barrage of machinegun bullets 2x at everyone. Then it viciously attacks Dragoshi with its hammer attachment.
Wolfman does the Sonic-Death action again.
Julian: *Alright, lots of turn time... Yes, I think we can work something out. Julian gets up on the hydra's back and assaults the Eggrobo with...* *Beer Bottle to 'da head!* *MUCH BETTER.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *SHATTER! The EggRobo gets glass stuck in its skull.* *More Foreign Weapons! This time Julian's got a...* *Baseball Bat!* *Julian steps up to the plate, 3-2 in the count, bottom of the ninth... here's the pitch!* *Oooh, tough break as Julian strikes out!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Julian: *Alright, last one. Julian's now trying to hit the EggRobo with a...* *Lead Pipe! Swing...* *FUCK YOU.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *KA-RUNCH!..* *And Julian kicks it in the head for good measure. Axe Kick!*
Dragoshi: *Jumps 15 feet up into the air, and...* *causes a mech to fall from the sky, take Dragoshi's machinegun, and OPEN FIAR on the Eggrobo's head!*
Dragoshi: *OW.
Metal Man (GM): ...Okay, maybe if someone gives it a push it'll die. That mega explosion ripped it another mouth-hole.
Dragoshi: *Ala Gex.* "HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?" *Anyway, Dragoshi gets his machinegun back and casts NATDIGINSION!...ERrr... Indignation on the Eggrobo, once again aiming at the head.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It explodes into a million pieces. Thus the ominous doors open...
Dragoshi: "...Finally."
Metal Man (GM): The Act Clear music plays... Act Clear! ...But ahead lies a massive temple... to be continued!
Julian: "'Bout fuckin' time..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign at the door to the temple. This is like Metropolis Zone in Sonic 2. It has the evil face of the being with... glowing eyes there.
Wolfman comes back... barely. "...the robo is destroyed?"
Dragoshi: "Yea. I killed it."
Julian: "WE killed it." *Julian heads onwards.*
Dragoshi: "I meant that final-blow wise, not overall. Sheesh."

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