Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 385: As Reality Crumbles

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Date: July 7th, 2007.
Trivia: Took place on the fated date of 7/7/7. Well, 7/7/07 but you get the idea.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at HQ, and Metal Man is looking over the statistics for destruction. It has become night out, and the statistics show that Genetia's tattered husk has been blown to pieces.
Wolfman is at the Big Room, wondering who all is around.
Glyph: "I have built an item of ultimate power to help you on your quest!"
Wolfman: "...and what item is that Glyph?"
Dragoshi: "Said item, being...?"
Glyph holds up a polished stone--the one that was thrown at him by King Demon.
Dragoshi: *Blinks.*
Wolfman: "...alright, I have a question."
Metal Man: "Hm... that's no good. It's getting closer to us, and all of that debris is only adding to the damage potential..."
Glyph: "And I even know exactly what it does this time."
Wolfman: "Are you naturally stoned?"
Alexia comes out of her room, writing something on a piece of notebook paper.
Metal Man: "Also, I managed to fix up that weird thing Dave gave me."
Darkdata: "... Glyph, how about some candy, just one..."
Wolfman: "Alright... destruction is at an all time high, and we're armed... nearly... to the teeth."
Metal Man presses a button, and a blade pops out of his left arm. It's that same hunk of metal... well. Looks almost like a bayonet now.
Glyph: "Who's willing to carry the item this time?"
Wolfman wished his helmet could have gotten an upgrade. "...do we take out The Void for good now?"
Metal Man: "We can't even touch him, Wolf. I ran a diagnostics over that last battle we had with him. We dealt no damage--merely a status effect."
Wolfman: "Then... what do we do?"
Metal Man: "Even then, he reacted by destroying everything in the lake before flying out to continue putting the pressure on the planet as a whole. I... don't know. We must go to the tower and see if the Sealer is there."
Alexia finally finishes writing and looks up, tucking the paper into her pocket.
Metal Man: "It is all we have at this point. I have set up the warp. Dr. Archel is expecting us."
Darkdata: "Let us hurry then."
Wolfman: "I'm expecting it's in that airport terminal... Master Hand, here we come!"
Wolfman goes into the warp.
Dragoshi: *Enters... ZA WARUPO.*
Glyph: "H... hey! Wait!"
Darkdata warps.
Alexia heads into the warp as well.
Metal Man: "You might want to follow them, Glyph."
Glyph runs after the Questers.
Metal Man sits into his chair, staring at the surface of the table. "And to think, everything I have done winds up with this..."
Metal Man (GM): Warp.
Glyph: "You jerks!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear atop the tower, overseeing all of the old Charles airbase. In fact, the entire Light Side.
Alexia sighs. "The one thing that calms me down also makes me look nuts..."
Darkdata: "Don't make me send you into that pocket dimension again."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago is standing by his machine.
Glyph: "I need one of you to carry my invention--just one!"
Wolfman: "Dr. Archel. What's going on?"
Dr. Archellago: "So... what was the big thing which brought you here?"
Wolfman: "...right: I'm used to asking others what is going on."
Dr. Archellago: "The machine is... working as good as it can, I fear. There is little even Dave's artifacts could do with it. Nay. It is at full power."
Wolfman: "...we are looking for The Sealer."
Dr. Archellago: "The... Sealer?"
Wolfman: "Supposedly, he is around this area."
Dr. Archellago: "Hmmmm..."
Wolfman: "I have my own suspicions on who it is."
Metal Man (GM): He stands out to the edge and looks up.
Dr. Archellago: "...I am sorry. I do not know any such person."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around.
Dr. Archellago: "It could be me, though."
Wolfman: "Well... do you know of Master Hand?"
Glyph: "You don't look like a giant hand."
Dr. Archellago: "Master... what? No, no. Never seen any thing here like that. In fact... nothing is really here anymore. My machine has shown this area is... sparse, and empty."
Wolfman: "...wait. Your machine is... holding the world together, so to speak?"
Metal Man (GM): He twists a knob on it; indeed, it's a massively complex bulbous machine, made of hundreds of pieces connected to one another. Two massive antennae distort the reality around them, preventing it from going out of control.
Dragoshi: "..."
Wolfman: "The hand that holds the world up... I'm starting to think that you might be The Sealer we need."
Dr. Archellago: "Yes. In fact, it is an upgraded version of the one Ivan once used. Hm... but if I am... what am I to do? This world's only together because of this machine, and it's survived not one, but three of The Void's chaos waves."
Dragoshi: "Also... There's apparently a disturbance in the nearby area."
Dr. Archellago: "Perhaps we need not do anything to stop him?"
Darkdata: "Doing nothing will get nothing done."
Dr. Archellago: "Oh. Disturbance. Well, of course; this machine is situated atop the biggest disturbance."
Alexia: "I don't think this is a good time for inaction..."
Wolfman: "and what disturbance was that?"
Dr. Archellago: "Specifically, Charles touched the world at this spot."
Wolfman: "Also... what IS in that Airport Terminal?"
Alexia puts her hands into her jeans pockets, fingering the paper.
Dr. Archellago: "My old junk."
Wolfman: .oO(...Charles... gah.) "And why was it barricaded so much?"
Dr. Archellago: "The Void used to have Smithy's tower... but you guys destroyed that."
Glyph notices Alexia's pockets. "Hey, Alexia, mind putting this rock in there with that paper?"
Dr. Archellago: "It was barricaded by the six successive legions which occupied it. Indeed... this is a replica of that tower, by Charles' own architects... ...and manned by the cursed Aetos."
Alexia: "No, I don't mind."
Glyph holds out a magical looking stone.
Alexia takes it and puts it in her other pocket.
Glyph: "Thanks."
Dr. Archellago: "Now, let's see here. You want to find the Sealer. If I am the sealer... what happens next? Oh. Wait. I've heard of this before..." He chuckles. "I can't be the sealer. I'd be dead then. Hmmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): In the background, the machine seems to shake some.
Alexia smiles a bit. "I just wonder what people'll think of me if they find that letter on my person."
Wolfman: "...you also remember the legend? Good, because I don't. ...now what's going on?"
Dr. Archellago: "Oh, just some normal distortion... the machine has issues at times."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to turn the knob again. It comes plumb off. His jaw drops.
Dr. Archellago: "...That... that isn't normal..."
Wolfman: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Darkdata uses his harp's ability to detect magic.
Metal Man (GM): He sticks it back on. No avail.
Wolfman: "We're running out of time, aren't we?"
Dragoshi: "I blame the disturbance."
Dr. Archellago: "Uh... more than that. See, I used this machine to simply deflect The Void's magic. It appears a pocket of it became wedged between this machine and Nintendus... And... we're standing on it!"
Dragoshi: "..."
Glyph: "Ah, well, I always wanted to go in a planetary explosion."
Wolfman: "In English?!?"
Dr. Archellago: "A big---"
Metal Man (GM): BOOOOM!!! The machine explodes into a million pieces.
Wolfman ducks and covers.
Darkdata: "Ack."
Glyph just stands there.
Metal Man (GM): A pillar of energy flies out from it and into outer space.
Darkdata falls on his butt.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers then see what it was concealing... wait a minute...
Dragoshi: *Stumbles back a little bit.* "What the hell?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Those are other parts of Nintendus around this tower!
Wolfman: "...what the...?"
Metal Man (GM): Rap Land... Termina...
Wolfman: "...the real Nintendus!"
Metal Man (GM): Even the F-Zero Racetracks!
Glyph: "Define real, Wolf."
Alexia: "..."
Dragoshi: "...Holy crap."
Dr. Archellago: "Hrm... so that illusion was stuck between the machine and Nintendus... go figure."
Glyph is not impressed by the dimensional chaos and was very much expecting things to explode horribly.
Wolfman: "The Nintendus that was supposed to be the only one."
Darkdata: "..."
Wolfman: "I led missions to those areas."
Alexia: *calmly.* "So what now?"
Dr. Archellago: "Unfortunately, this also means you're doomed." He packs a suitcase and flips a switch. A long pathway that hovers continues out to some sort of runway above the real Nintendus. "I have, however, made a back up plan."
Wolfman: "...what do you mean doomed?!?"
Dr. Archellago: "I can only save one of you from interdimensional destruction. For I have constructed another escape vehicle."
Wolfman: "...one?"
Dr. Archellago: "This will be... hmm... the third time I've evaded interdimensional destruction."
Darkdata gets up.
Dragoshi: "... ...The third?"
Darkdata: "Why do I get the I smell a trap feeling?"
Dr. Archellago: "The first time, Sonic's world exploded, and I was just a background person. However, I found one of Eggman's escape pods... designed to escape such things. Again, I built one in the next realm. It exploded quite fantastically... I even have a picture."
Metal Man (GM): He shows an image of a giant flying ship labelled 'MMS' exploding.
Wolfman: "...that ship looks familiar..."
Dr. Archellago: "No biggie. One of you can survive, we can figure out a way to revive the others. But who shall be saved? It must be someone with memories of all the others."
Glyph: "Haha, oh man, I knew this was familiar. Surviving interplanetary explosions by not being a threat, Charon and I are experts at that."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago looks to Glyph and chuckles.
Glyph: "Ohwait."
Wolfman: "...so who gets to live?"
Glyph: "Memories of all the others?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Who???"
Dr. Archellago: "But I have the only lifeboat out of here... unlike whatever other times you spoke of."
Glyph raises his hand. "I have everyone's memories. Maybe."
Dr. Archellago: "You never knew Star Steel. BUZZ!"
Wolfman: "...if you want memories... my chips are slightly corrupt, but I would be a possible candidate."
Dr. Archellago: "Anyway... I think I'll just take Wolfman with me. Good bye, doomed people." He begins walking away.
Darkdata: .oO(This is too convenient, I smell a trap. The Dr. Archellago is 1) very weird, or 2) a fake.)
Alexia: "Wolf?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman can follow... but are the Questers just going to let him escape like that?
Wolfman: "... ...now hold on Archel!"
Wolfman attempts to grab him... though biting!
Dr. Archellago: "There are four days left. It'll take 3 to escape... Ow."
Glyph: "Do you have enough space to take the rest of my memories... ah. You... you bit him."
Wolfman then puts his front paws on his feet.
Glyph: "Don't do that."
Wolfman: "We've helped you by giving you our money. We made sure that there was time to take care of what was needed. What I will NOT tolerate is a coward."
Dr. Archellago: "The machine cost millions to build. It's outlasted the last one I made in the other realm."
Wolfman: "I do not care."
Dr. Archellago: "I have knowledge to probably win the next time."
Wolfman: "Either we all go... or none go."
Dr. Archellago: "But even Link's Ocarina can't stop this moon." He chuckles.
Wolfman: "You are going to help us to the very end Archel."
Dragoshi: "Quite..."
Wolfman: .oO(Come on Questers... help me out!)
Glyph: "Seriously, don't do that, Wolf. Take some high-grade soul composition memories and make a run for it."
Dragoshi: "'Sides. I'm not gonna die that easily."
Dr. Archellago: "If you won't let me go, then you leave me no choice..."
Darkdata: "In agreement. Else I will be testing my cooking on our fail doctor for the next four days."
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a hand and clicks a remote.
Glyph: "I told you not to do thaaat!"
Darkdata: "Erm, fair."
Wolfman: "What choice is that?"
Metal Man (GM): The area shakes, and the Questers see... ...a highly futuristic space ship float down to the landing pad.
Dr. Archellago: "I have the world's only indestructible space ship. If you do not let go of me, I will simply destroy all of you with it."
Darkdata falls over anime style.
Wolfman: "..."
Alexia forms a Mindblast in one hand.
Glyph: "Stop it! Seriously! Geez! You'll kill us all!"
Wolfman: "This is a time where we should be working together to stop The Void."
Glyph: "And speaking from someone who's tried, I mean it!"
Alexia: "Pardon me, but while the ship may be indestructible, you aren't."
Dragoshi: "Excuse me..."
Wolfman: "If you aren't the Sealer that can help fix a mural and stop the world destroying, you will just have to come with us to find him!"
Dr. Archellago: "Ah, but that is the problem... The Void cannot be stopped without surviving through several worlds and trying again and again. I was certain I had him this time, but I forgot to dispel the illusion here first. An honest mistake."
Glyph wanders over to Archel.
Dragoshi: "...So? I've gone through some really weird stuff before and during my Questership."
Dr. Archellago: "The next time he is definitely dead, and I can likely revive all of you."
Glyph: "Let 'em go, Wolf. In order for us not all to die, I will stop you with force."
Alexia: "Likely isn't enough. Glyph, stand down.
Dr. Archellago: "Well, if you help me, I can make it probably."
Wolfman: "This isn't about revival."
Dr. Archellago: "I have enough data capacity to at least store your memories."
Wolfman: "This is about winning, or dying trying."
Glyph: "No! No, it's really, really, not! Let go right now or I force you to let go."
Darkdata: "Glyph, I will pocket ring you if you try anything."
Wolfman: "And how do you intend to force let me go Glyph?"
Dr. Archellago: "But I will not harm you, if you intend to keep me here. I just won't move from this spot either."
Glyph uses Mindblast immediately!
Darkdata uses his ring and poofs glyph.
Metal Man (GM): Mime stone: He's mimicking Alexia. Unfortunately for him, Darkdata's ring is there. It hits. Dr. Archellago shakes his head.
Wolfman gets sent forward, on top of Archel, due to the blast.
Dr. Archellago: "This is why you will all die... not me."
Dragoshi: "...Can't we just act civilized for one damn second?"
Metal Man (GM): He shoves Wolfman up and leaps onto his ship.
Darkdata: "Alexia toss that stone kthx? CALL DARKSONG!"
Wolfman gets pushed off... sheesh.
Dragoshi: "Seriously. We're all acting like children here." @_@
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago looks at the controls.
Wolfman: *to Metal.* "Metal, we need assistance of some type ASAP!"
Alexia pulls out Glyph's magical rock and flings it away.
Dr. Archellago: "Hm..."
Wolfman: "We have traitorous Questers, and Archel just wants to leave us to our deaths!"
Alexia then runs towards the ship at top speed.
Dr. Archellago: "Very tempting... I could simply escape, or I could kill them... or I could still try to save them. Ah. I know. I must counter what The Void would do!"
Metal Man (GM): Alexia runs up to the ship while the Mime stone flies around.
Wolfman: .oO(Come on Dex... help us out!)
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Archellago motions to her.
Wolfman: .oO(...this isn't good.)
Dr. Archellago: "Hey, you! Come aboard. I can save you, and all the Questers! But if you try to kill one another, then I can't save you, no matter how I try."
Wolfman looks to the "gap" into Rap Land, Termina, etc while the Dex is still trying to reach Metal.
Dex: "Unable to connect. Area is too unstable."
Wolfman: .oO(...is it possible to enter?)
Dragoshi: "..." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): Those lands are very far down... wouldn't want to fall. Archellago safely inside his ship.
Wolfman: "...as much as I want to visit those old places..."
Wolfman looks to Archel... then Dragoshi...
Alexia: "..."
Wolfman: "Dragoshi, any suggestions would be helpful here."
Alexia: "...Sorry, but I'd rather die than live as a coward."
Dragoshi: "..." *Taps his foot, trying to figure out what to do.* "I sadly have no idea on what to do."
Alexia steps back from the ship.
Wolfman: .oO(I still can't believe Glyph hurt me...)
Dr. Archellago: "So be it..."
Darkdata: "I will have to get Metal to get that cube for Glyph again."
Dr. Archellago: "Then I shall correct what is wrong."
Metal Man (GM): Glyph is still here. A giant targeting cursor appears on him.
Glyph: "What."
Wolfman sees... what the?
Metal Man (GM): The stone did not work so well... not in this mess.
Dr. Archellago: "You... are obviously one of The Void's friends. You have turned the Questers against me."
Glyph: "Um, I was hurting them 'cause they wouldn't let you go."
Wolfman sees that Glyph is targetted alone...
Darkdata: "Mmkay, Glyph, I would run, fast."
Wolfman silences Dark.
Dr. Archellago: "That was not the right way. Now it is too late for all of them... but I can at least save them from you."
Wolfman: "Let Glyph get hurt."
Dragoshi: "...Hrm." *Walks forward...*
Glyph: "I probably would be one of the Void's friends if I hadn't hit him with ice and kinda ruined that. But as is, I'm not. Not really."
Darkdata: "Wolfman, don't be a jerk. Less the cycle of hate continue."
Dr. Archellago: "Reason... with THIS!!!" He fires a massive beam at Glyph, launching him off the tower. It is unknown what becomes of him.
Darkdata: "..."
Wolfman: "...it is too late for that."
Dr. Archellago: "I have done what I could for you. He was trying to betray you like Charles."
Alexia: "...Talk about instant justice."
Wolfman: "I will not argue with you on that Dr. Archel."
Dragoshi: "I blame his alternate personalities for that."
Wolfman: "Do you still intend to run away from here, though?"
Dragoshi: "...Trust me. The guy said he had like, way more than he could count."
Dr. Archellago: "Perhaps he shall return a day without those personalities..." He seems distraught over what he has just done. "But what am I to do now? I... was compelled to kill you all for a moment... The Void's powers are beginning to become stronger in this realm."
Wolfman: "..."
Darkdata: .oO(How did this guy get a PHD?)
Wolfman: "...if you want us to kill you now, let us know."
Metal Man (GM): He holds his head as the entire ship begins glitching out.
Wolfman: "If it will stop the pain."
Dr. Archellago: "Too... late..."
Dragoshi: *Sighs.* "...Ah crap."
Metal Man (GM): He fades out of existence, as the ship suddenly reconfigures itself from a pure white ship to one of darkness. It then strafes the area the Questers are at at... ...it's gonna attack them!!!
Wolfman gets a look... uh oh.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear a familiar voice from the ship.
Gerald Robotnik: "No one can stop me... it is written that I shall destroy all who oppose me!"
Wolfman: "...GERALD!"
Charles Magellean: "Everything... everyone are my pawns! You shall all die, Bounty Hunters!"
Metal Man (GM): It's... changing voices.
Dragoshi: "...Go away, you broken records."
Wolfman: "...and Charles?!?"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "There is no escape from my power!"
Wolfman: "...The Void has absorbed all of them!"
Denon: "Your fate is sealed!"
Dragoshi: "...Bob too?"
Trevor: "I will grind you into dust, fools..."
Dragoshi: "My, my. This is going to be quite the festival of idiocy."
Metal Man (GM): This continues on, echoing from the radio. It is really tweaked out now. BATTLE.
Alexia: "Huh. It's the ship of shame."
Dragoshi: "..."
Wolfman: .oO(...did I do the right thing?)
Metal Man (GM): It powers up, and then targets Wolfman. Several voices yell at him as it fires a ray of fireballs, Dark Energy Waves, and Orange lightning. It then flies at everyone!
Wolfman: *BOOM Boom boom boom boom...*
Dragoshi: *Success? Failure? Disco?*
Metal Man (GM): It then begins charging up.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi zooms outta the way.*
Darkdata: *Sidestep.*
Alexia gets clipped by it. Yeow!
Gerald Robotnik: "You shall feel my pain, and despair!"
Waluigi: "I am the real wiinner!"
Indalaceo: "You cannot defeat me."
Charles Magellean: "I cannot let you win this time, Bounty Hunters."
Dr. Wily: "Behold my new weapon!"
Tridus: "The Solarians will always triumph!"
Darkdata: "We really should team attack this thing."
Metal Man (GM): It's floating right in front of the Questers. It's hovering directly on the ground.
Alexia: "And I thought I had problems with multiple personalities..."
Darkdata: "Dear god, it's like a broken record of stupid sayings..."
Metal Man (GM): It begins playing back some really freaky ones. Seems like it has an accurate record of the many sayings of past foes... and they're playing at random.
Darkdata: "I with there was a button that said 'crash hard drive.' If not, voicebox."
Dragoshi: *'Kay. Anyway, Dragoshi checks to see if this is can be electrocuted, by casting Indignation on it!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi hits it. It deals no damage. Nothing. It's like the attack hit it and was absorbed.
Dragoshi: *Tries to look for a weak spot on this stupid thing...*
Metal Man (GM): There are no weak spots. At all. The ship was engineered to be invincible, which is only possible... ...in a realm messed up like this one.
George Robotnik: "Give up, you fiends! There is no victory here!"
Dragoshi: *Anyway... he looks about for any entrances into the stupid thing.*
Metal Man (GM): Sure. Two, one on each side... but they've been locked.
Dragoshi: "Hmm... If only..."
Darkdata: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): A code-lock. Buttons 1-9 on it...
Darkdata walks over to the lock and uses "eye of truth" on it.
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata sees that there is really no lock, hence, the doors fused with the vehicle itself.
Darkdata: "uugh... that defies logic. This is crazy, it's like a realm where logic has failed."
Dragoshi: *Looks at Darkdata as if he said something stupid.*
Darkdata: "Well, I can't do much but defend for now."
SIMBER: "There is no reality anymore, fool! Dr. Archellago tried to escape, but Glyph delayed him! Ha ha ha ha haaaa!!!"
Alexia: "...Why is SIMBER suddenly evil?"
Darkdata: "Wait, hmm, well if rules can be broken." *Restore Darksong - Restore reality.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata restores reality to a 5 by 5 inch square.
Darkdata: "Well, that was... odd."
Wolfman would be reviving... but with reality kind of broken... things would be questionable. He takes the revival platform and lands... well, hopefully in that 5 by 5 inch square.
Darkdata: "No taunts from my spell? How..."
Alexia: "Well, since none of our attacks seem to be working..."
Alexia goes right into a Return Postage defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): The ship laughs evilly, and powers up. The Void's voice is heard.
The Void: "This is it! The end! I will finally succeed!"
Metal Man (GM): It powers up... ... ...
Dragoshi: "...Or will you?" *Stands his ground...*
Metal Man (GM): It fires... ...and misses. An old-looking hedgehog walks into the battle.
Darkdata: "Erm? Zuh?"
Dragoshi: "My, my. It appears your aim is off." *Notices the hedgehog.* "...Hrm?"
???: "*huff.* *puff.* *huff.* "I... I hope I'm not too late. There is... obviously something wrong here!"
Dragoshi: "Aside from the fact reality makes no sense?"
Metal Man (GM): It's an older-looking hedgehog, who is also partially robotic. Rather frazzled looking.
Darkdata: "Slownic?"
???: "That... thing... he's using at you... is not real either!"
Darkdata: "*cough.* Sonic?"
Dragoshi: *To the hedgehog.* "Anyway... You are?"
???: "Sonic? I'm not Sonic. He'd have killed that thing if he weren't lost to the chaos..."
Uncle Chuck: "I'm Uncle Chuck... and the reason you cannot defeat that thing is because it shouldn't exist. Unfortunately, I didn't get there in time for the others, and... well... those other worlds were destroyed."
Dragoshi: "Okay. So, how do we deal with it? Say that it doesn't exist and hope that logic breaks around causing it to collapse in on itself?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman would revive. Uncle Chuck firmly points at the invincible ship.
Wolfman is revived... now.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the god damned thing...*
Wolfman: "...so that thing doesn't exist... care to explain how I just died by a blast from it?"
Uncle Chuck: "It is an object made of all the hatred and chaos The Void has brought in this world. Only as long as you believe it is real does it exist... as with the Solarians."
Wolfman: "...just DON'T believe, huh?"
Darkdata: "Oh. Who wants to play cards?"
Dragoshi: "...So, that means if we believe it doesn't exist it'll die."
The Void: "No... this thing is real! More real than you are! And it's going to shoot you!" It shoots repeatedly at Chuck. No damage. It's like somebody merely shined a flashlight at him.
Dragoshi: "...Poker or Blackjack? Or Go Fish?"
The Void: "Glyph! Attack them! They're... uh... inconveniencing Dr. Archellago!"
Darkdata: "Go fish is more fun for everyone."
Dragoshi: "I'm game either way."
Wolfman: "I'd like to play Monopoly instead."
Darkdata: "Got a board?"
Dragoshi: "...I prefer Scrabble."
Alexia: "Uh, I can read you guys what I was writing this morning."
Wolfman: "Scrabble? Even you can kick my butt at it."
The Void: "No... Dr. Archellago got him... now I can't kill you! This... this is unfair... I will have my vengeance!"
Dragoshi: "Sure. Go for it, Alexia."
Metal Man (GM): The ship vanishes.
Uncle Chuck: "Now... we have some talking to do. A number of things have to be done... because The Void is not dead."
Alexia: "...Never mind."
Dragoshi: "...'Kay."
Wolfman: "...I didn't think so."
Darkdata: "'The Void is not dead' has become an understatement."
Metal Man (GM): The realm returns to normal: Unfortunately, that means Charles' stuff is back... for now.
Dragoshi: "Of course he isn't. Anyway, what is it that you need to talk about?"
Uncle Chuck: "The Void has won over and over again because he destroyed his one weakness... that part of the mural..."
Wolfman: "Mural... YOU'RE the Sealer!"
Dragoshi: "The 'Hand that Upholds the World'...Or, should I sa-"
Uncle Chuck: "And so, our realm was destroyed. Babylon Rogues? Shadow clones? Eggman Nega? All sense was destroyed, and then so was our realm."
Metal Man (GM): He chuckles.
Uncle Chuck: "No, no I am not... but I know him. And where he is!"
Dragoshi: "Eggman Nega? That sounds like some B-rate movie thing."
Uncle Chuck: "For I read the mural long before The Void touched it."
Dragoshi: "As do Shadow Clones."
Darkdata: *Jumps up and down.* "Woo!"
Wolfman: "If you don't mind, please tell us what you know."
Dragoshi: "So... Who is this 'Sealer'?"
Uncle Chuck: "I'll lead you to him... it appears Knuckles was... mostly correct, but let me speak first.
Dragoshi: "Err... Where, I mean."
Uncle Chuck: "He is, indeed, the Master Hand."
Wolfman: "...I was right!"
Dragoshi: "Nice one, Wolfman."
Wolfman: "I'll have to let Julian know when we save the world that he was wrong."
Uncle Chuck: "He helped put this together, and so it's in his nature to destroy The Void. But he can't do it directly... some sort of red tape. But, he did create something that could."
Metal Man (GM): Uncle Chuck draws something on the ground. They look like weird little Smash Bros. symbols.
Dragoshi: "If you don't mind... Could you lead us to this 'somethi-'...Huh."
Wolfman: "...the Smashers?"
Uncle Chuck: "The Smash Emblems, in particular. Four of them."
Dragoshi: "...Which four and where?"
Uncle Chuck: "They aren't so much artifacts as keys to drawing out The Void's true form."
Dragoshi: "Makes sense..."
Uncle Chuck: "All this time, people have been killing his proxies and corrupted people who represented him. The real one's never been harmed, and all the more he goes around killing endlessly... and creating such evils as the Solarians... for... He made Solaris in our realm... get it? Solaris? Solarians? Both all-destroying time-warping monsters."
Dragoshi: "...I get it."
Wolfman: "...the resemblance is there."
Dragoshi: "And they both sound stupid. And badly contrived."
Darkdata: "The Void must be a whiny emo blogger under all that power."
Alexia: "Yep."
Uncle Chuck: "Now, as for your friend, he was unfortunately misguided. While he harmed The Void, he also helped him. So much that The Void himself was confused... You'll probably be able to find him on the way, but it'll take a Smash Emblem to clean that mess up."
Wolfman: "And we need 4 in total."
Uncle Chuck: "Unfortunately, the others aren't so lucky. The one you know as Aetos must either repent or vanish when The Void is defeated. 4, yes. You'll see The Sealer soon. He'll give you more details on that."
Wolfman: "Understood."
Uncle Chuck: "Thanks to our work here, Nintendus is safe. But to save it, it will probably change beyond what all but, say, Wolfman here would understand. As what has appeared now is The Void's own work."
Wolfman: "...and of course, there is only so much that I can understand."
Uncle Chuck: "This is more than a planet. He just doesn't want you to believe that."
Wolfman: "I always thought this place was supposed to be more than a planet."
Uncle Chuck: "If it were to change back, his power would be lost forever... and indeed... with luck, it will. Unfortunately, the casualties have been high. Dr. Archellago was actually trying to help. But he's a blockhead. He tried to defeat The Void's minions by selling them cheap clothes and ships."
Darkdata: "How did he get his PHD?"
Wolfman: "Dark, let's not worry about that right now."
Uncle Chuck: "He bought it from Dr. Robotnik for a rather large fee..."
Dragoshi: "...We don't have time to skip around with minor things like that. We have a reality to save!"
Uncle Chuck: "Which he stole from Knuckles."
Darkdata: *-_-;* "Ah, I see."
Dragoshi: "...Or in the very least a dimen-...Why did Knuckles have a PHD?"
Wolfman: "...Knuckles, a PHD? ...nevermind."
Dragoshi: "...wait. Don't answer that. I prolly' don't want to know."
Uncle Chuck: "Knuckles' money, not a PHD." He laughs. "Are you like Knuckles too?"
Dragoshi: "No, no."
Wolfman: "Your statement was a bit open to interpretation."
Uncle Chuck: "We should get off here, at any rate."
Metal Man (GM): He points at the entire tower shaking.
Dragoshi: "Bu-Yes. That we must."
Uncle Chuck: "I'm afraid Dr. Archellago's doctorate was in architecture."
Darkdata: "Let us hurry then."
Wolfman: "Let's go. Feel free to hop on for a ride, Chuck."
Metal Man (GM): A warp out appears as the whole thing begins falling apart.
Wolfman: "I don't bite. ...usually."
Darkdata coughs thinking about the not-so-good Dr. and warps.
Dragoshi: *zooms into the warp, motioning for the others to follow.*
Wolfman waits to see if Chuck takes the ride before hopping in the warp.
Uncle Chuck: "No need... your metallic friend received your message and managed to help me find you before it was too late. Plus... I'm not that slow!" He runs into the warp.
Alexia heads into the warp as well, somewhat bewildered.
Wolfman: "Hey, wait up!" *chases after Chuck.*
Metal Man (GM): Behind everyone, the fried remains of Charles' base collapses into dust. That whole event destroyed every last remnant of it. A flag of Aetos' Magellean Military burns silently as the Questers appear at HQ... a higher level of it, at least.
Uncle Chuck: "Now, here's the rub. The Sealer was around here all along, and your building is sort of a tower, too!"
Alexia: "...what."
Wolfman: "Master Hand is still here? ...how come I never knew? I thought he dispersed when the other Smashers did!"
Uncle Chuck: "Oh, yes. Nobody told you, so naturally you didn't believe it... that's how The Void got into this position in the first place."
Alexia: "I'm gonna have to update my letter..."
Uncle Chuck: "But that's easily fixed." He snaps his fingers and speaks out something... "I have come, as the mural has told; the ones who shall save the world are here, and The Void has failed to kill them of late... Appear before us, before there is nothing left to save..."
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand appears out of thin air, hovering over the Questers. He seems confused.
Master Hand: "What? Have more Questers decided to challenge me?"
Wolfman: "...at a later date."
Master Hand: "I thought they gave up on fighting years ago. No one has fought here for years, and the arena has attracted a population of weeds."
Wolfman: "I'll do what I can to fix this after the current crisis."
Master Hand: "I have thought of perhaps a new hobby... hmmm... perhaps... boxing."
Wolfman: "However, we need your help to find Smash Emblems and stop The Void."
Dragoshi: "...Dude. No time for that. We need to-Yea. What Wolf said."
Master Hand: "Oh! Right... the mural... somebody bothered to read it? Why didn't they come the other two times?"
Uncle Chuck: "The mural had been damaged! Only I remembered it, but it was almost too late this time as well..."
Master Hand: "..." He does not appear too happy. "So my creations have been destroyed because of a typo? What horrible luck. Well, I guess the third time is the charm. Or maybe the end. But I cannot let The Void win again. You seek the four Smash Emblems, as I said; they alone can unlock the key to your true enemy."
Dragoshi: "Mhm."
Wolfman: .oO(The Void isn't our enemy?)
Dragoshi: "And, the locations of these Emblems are...?"
Master Hand: "Now... let me look through my paperwork... I knew it'd take a while before I'd have to use these..." He flips through some pages.
Alexia takes out the paper from her pocket, flips it over, and starts writing again.
Master Hand: "Hm... here we are. The first one is in the Tin Tower of Johto. Deep within its ruins. I have kept these very secret, so no one should try to stop you... But there's always a first time for everything."
Wolfman: "We're expecting to be stopped."
Dragoshi: "No one that isn't a Pokemon, I bet." >_>;;
Master Hand: "Once you have that one, I shall inform you of the next... and the next... and the fnal one."
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
Master Hand: "With all 4, you hold the key to defeating The Void at last. Oh... and I must warn you. If anyone else has found these before you, expect to have quite a fight on your hands. They are... very powerful."
Wolfman: "Duly noted."
Dragoshi: "Understood."
Alexia: "Yes, sir." *continues writing.*
Master Hand: "Come back to this roof once you have the first Smash Emblem. I don't expect to be waiting long..."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Uncle Chuck: "Now, I'll be sticking around here myself. It was a rather risky journey out here, you hear? I don't want to fight any more reversed beings... their punches hurt like Knuckles!"
Wolfman: "Feel free to stick around Uncle Chuck."
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand floats up and vanishes, leaving a Smash logo floating above the Stadium. Must be a way to call him.
Wolfman: .oO(...I hope he's not too upset we waited for this long to challenge him)
Dragoshi: *Anyway... He looks for warps to said Tin Tower opening up now.*
Wolfman: .oO(or meet)
Alexia: "...So, does anyone still want to see my letter?"
Dragoshi: "Well, I have some curiosity... But, if you don't feel like showing it..."
Alexia: "Just as long as you don't think I'm nuts. It's actually pretty calming."
Metal Man (GM): No, not yet... heh.
Dragoshi: "...I don't you're nuts."
Alexia: "Okay, here goes... Dear Dad. How's everything going? Meeting any interesting people like I have been? Sorry I haven't written before. Things have been pretty wild around here... and I might be about to get myself killed in the line of duty. Either that or I'll check into the 'Old Questers Don't Die, They Just Giggle' club..."
Metal Man: "Heheheh. Heheheheh." *Chuckling at a mirror.*
Wolfman: "Hmm..."
Alexia: "The job's nice. You meet a lot of people, you travel a lot... you get put in peril nearly every time you head to the kitchen, but I expected that."
Wolfman goes to the Arena... maybe he can get some practice there. .oO(I owe you this fight MH.)
Alexia: "The people here are a pretty scattered crew. I'd invite them for cards or something, but none of them really has a full deck."
Alexia looks up from the paper. "No offense."
Dragoshi: >_>;;
Metal Man: "I ate some of my cards."
Wolfman would have arrived at the Arena by now.
Metal Man: "They tasted like the Michelin tire man."
Dragoshi: "...Metal, cards aren't edible!"
Alexia: *looking back down as she flips the paper over.* "I'm not really sure when I'll be able to write again, so I love you. You be careful up there."
Metal Man: "Yes, but I needed to up my supply of Vitamin Hoyle!"
Darkdata: "I create mushrooms that can make me walk though walls, none taken."
Wolfman: "...if it's alright Master Hand... it has been awhile since you have fought someone. I wish to give you the opportunity... I am here for combat."
Dragoshi: "...There's no such thing as Vitamin Hoyle!"
Metal Man (GM): A note flicks down to Wolfman. 'I will accept the challenge... in a day or two. Right now I must find all my paperwork.'
Alexia: "...Thanks for listening."
Alexia puts the paper back in her pocket.
Wolfman sees the note... "...understood. Thank you."
Wolfman hops off.
Metal Man turns to Alexia. "Huh, that's nice. Sorta like Digi's constant mails to his house."
Darkdata: "Wolfman, how about a fight between me and you, the 'spoony bard' wants some pratice.
Metal Man: "If only I had a family to write to."
Wolfman sees Darkdata... huh? "...you want to have a friendly fight?"
Dragoshi: *Nods in agreement with Metal.* "Same..."
Darkdata: "Yeah, I need to tune my harp, this should be enough to do it."
Metal Man writes on a piece of paper. "Dear interdimensionally dead people. Sorry imaginary people killed you. I am currently looking for something to do. One of my friends is dead, and the other is in another dimension. Julian at least started following the rules. Meanwhile, Aetos is still on the loose. Oh well."
Wolfman: "Well, if I'm going to go against you... I don't want to just use the traditional Final Destination. Do you have a preference?"
Darkdata: "Any world is good with me."
Wolfman: "Fair enough."
Wolfman got positioned closer to the nose of the ship: Darkdata more towards the tail. However, he's still close enough for hitting! Starting off: claw attacks!
Darkdata: "Arg~."
Wolfman then attempts to grab Darkdata... normally! No biting. *grab.*
Darkdata: "Arg, it's like a bear hug only worse."
Wolfman tosses Dark behind him, then ends up... at the tip of the high part of the stage before it drops to a lower level.
Darkdata: "Moving will not stop sound from reaching you! Lullaby Darksong!"
Wolfman gets lullabied. He gets zonked out... *ZZZ.*
Darkdata: "And now, to do a bit of damage!" *Shatter Clearsong, the ship below wolf!*
Wolfman: (GM):: Hit, but that description isn't fully... accurate.
Dragoshi (GM): Darkdata only causes a rather... minuscule dent on said area of the ship.
Darkdata: "Hmm, guess that attack vector will not work."
Wolfman: *ZZZ*
Darkdata: "Ah, I know."
Darkdata goes where Wolf is. *Grease Clearsong, the area under wolf.*
Wolfman: *slides down back to the left end, towards the center of the arena.*
Darkdata: *And sticky clearsong under wolf.*
Wolfman: *stuck.*
Wolfman would finally wake up... but can't do anything.
Darkdata: "Ehehe, he is in for a surprise when he gets up."
Wolfman: "...wha?"
Darkdata: "Ahahah!"
Wolfman (GM): The star lands... somewhere.
Wolfman: "...oh crap."
Darkdata: "Back to sleep with you!"
Wolfman: "Oh SLA" *ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.* *ZZZ*
Darkdata: "Yes, repelling him off the stage should be enough. Hmm, I need to move him first though." *Grease Clearsong 2x Wolf to edge.*
Wolfman wakes up after sliding to the center of the stage and staying there... "...okay, enough with the cheap antics!"
Darkdata: "The spoony bard's skills have only just begun!" *Repel Darksong.*
Wolfman sidesteps.
Darkdata: "Curse you!"
Wolfman: "Well, since you want to play rough..."
Wolfman will do a BITING grab!
Darkdata: *Arg.*
Wolfman brings Dark closer to the Nose edge... not quite there though. He holds on a little more... before he hits the quick "top" part before the nose dips down, he throws Darkdata over. ...well, maybe not: not much damage was done. Darkata would land on the edge of the nose.
Darkdata: "Grah."
Wolfman (GM): However... there are sounds behind me. ...Arwings!
Wolfman gets hit by three of them... He also gets blasted a little to the right, away from the nose, away from Darkdata.
Darkdata: *Elemental Control Clearsong.* *Air Blast Wolf.*
Wolfman (GM): It's an Arena that simulates the environment... with the arena barriers...
Wolfman *OOMPH* has some distance... but tries to make up for it. He goes into a running sprint, and attempts to tackle Darkdata off the edge!
Darkdata: "And you're going to take yourself with me. Remember the grea-*ooof.*"
Wolfman did forget the grease... but didn't forget the backup plan. Unfortunately... this is where even the backup plan can fail.
Wolfman attempts to turn around and use his Rocket Tackle to get back up onto the Arena. However, since it emulates Fox's Fire Fox... well, Darkdata has a chance to attack him or get up or do both much sooner. Not exactly Attack of Opportunity, but close enough.
Darkdata: "Oh wow, this should be good." *Sold air clearsong right in front of where Wolf is going.*
Wolfman has to roll higher to beat it. "..."
Darkdata: *THUNK.*
Wolfman (GM): *POOM* *POOM.* Both of us lost our first lives... Dark lost his first.
Darkdata: *Smirk.*
Wolfman (GM): While the hammer appears, Dark's platform is ready for him to jump off and have fun.
Darkdata: "Dammit, I knew my gender changing candy would bite me in my gosh-darned butt someday."
Wolfman (GM): We were mostly in the center and front.
Darkdata: *Jumps off.*
Wolfman (GM): Traditional to Melee rules, you have 1 round of invincibility.
Darkdata: *Shatter Clearsong on the hammer.* *Mirror Clearsong.* <_<
Wolfman gets off of HIS platform: he has his round of invincibility. .oO(we've both gotten off recently...)
Wolfman goes all the way to the tail, towards the hammer... but not enough time to actually reach out and grab it.
Darkdata: "Phew. No hammer for you!" *Shatter Clearsong on the hammer.* again...
Wolfman (GM): Darkdata hasn't even MOVED from the center. Try getting close to have a chance.
Darkdata: "Mirror! Dammit, I really need to fix that b#."
Wolfman is stuck in a conundrum... and a bad one. .oO(If I don't grab the hammer, he does, and I risk getting beaten. If I do grab the hammer, he might not come down, and this cycle repeats. ...aw, forget it)
Wolfman takes the hammer. *ROAR.*
Darkdata: "Grah!"
Wolfman (GM): However, I need a near perfect jump to be able to get back on the upper platform.
Wolfman attempts his one, solo jump. ...not near enough: his back is to the wall.
Darkdata: "I don't suppose I can blow up the hammer in your hands like my plan has been all along? Well, I can at least defend myself from it, I need to move more. Mirror!"
Wolfman (GM): Of course, Darkdata can either come towards me and risk being hammered, or go towards the nose and be a coward. And what does that spell do again? ...I can't get OUT of my area with the hammer, remember?!?
Wolfman uses his entire turn just to wait for the hammer to fade... ah: there it goes.
Darkdata runs a bit closer to wolf.
Wolfman (GM): Darkdata can land on the tail section and get an attack in if he wants.
Darkdata: "You seem stressed. You need to relax..." *Lullaby Darksong.*
Wolfman: "And what is this" *ZZZ.* *ZZZ*
Darkdata: *Jumps down to where wolf is.*
Wolfman (GM): Darkdata already did as far as I can tell. I'm at the drop point from high end to low end. There is some space to go before the edge is hit. I am on the tail END. --/________> to the right of the slash. > is the edge.
Darkdata: *2x grease clearsong.*
Wolfman (GM): Flat land: wouldn't work as well. And only the second one would have done anything.
Darkdata: *Anyway last bit of time is used to make a return postage stance.*
Wolfman wakes up this turn.
Darkdata: "Now I need you distracted while I work, so CHAOS DANCE!"
Wolfman (GM): ...I dance... I slip on the grease. I fall on the ground.
Darkdata: "Now for my plan!" *Repel Darksong!*
Wolfman takes wall/migraine damage then. He is at least able to move this turn. He jumps over dark, making it Wall, Grease, Dark. He does his first attack: grab + bite! *BIT.*
Darkdata: *Blarg.*
Wolfman has some moving to do to in order to drag Dark to the edge... *Blarg.* Dark breaks free. But still takes the damage.
Darkdata: "Wee!"
Wolfman: Since the grab failed... Wall___Grease_____________________Darkdata____Wolfman_______>
Wolfman will save his time.
Darkdata: "Great, time for you to take a nap!"
Wolfman: *ZZZ.*
Darkdata: "And a bit of grease behind Wolfman..."
Wolfman (GM): Darkdata puts grease behind me. It's still a mostly flat land though. *ZZZ*
Darkdata: *Repel Darksong.*
Wolfman gets repelled... but it does wake him up!
Darkdata: *with tiny bit of time left.* *Chaos dance.*
Wolfman is THANKFUL that didn't work while Wolfman was in midair. He is in a quick conundrum... he has is midair... he at least tries to get back on first BEFORE worrying about the dance. He is definitely going to make it back on... but the dance? He jumps over Dark, rears back his claw... and attempts a Smash Attack! *POW.*
Wolfman (GM): All of those Darksongs that gave Darkdata damage, plus the power of the Smash Attack... can we say, Arena Barrier?
Darkdata: *Bleh.*
Wolfman (GM): Before Darkdata hits that, though... he is still in midair though, over no land.
Darkdata: "This is what it is like to fly. Weee~"
Wolfman taunts by howling.
Darkdata: "HOWEVER! You are coming with me!" *Call Item Darksong.*
Wolfman immediately starts to rocket tackle in midair.
Wolfman (GM): I'm paused in midair for 1.5 seconds. But know that I'm much higher than you are. Darkdata is almost at the point where he would hit the barrier and go poof. Better make it a good one.
Darkdata: *Amplify your rocket boost so you go over the top barrier.*
Wolfman: *POOM* to Darkdata... finally!
Darkdata: "I HATE THIS TIME OF THE MONT--" *stars and lines going up.*
Wolfman (GM): This game's winner is... WOLFMAN!

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