Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 391: The Void Battle Part I: The Overpowering
Date: July 21st and 22nd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Traveling Towards Infinity.
Dragoshi: *On the road again... Something something something, I forgot the lyrics to this song dammit...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers take their elevator ride upwards. Indeed, as they go further past Final Destination, the sky changes colors. It is no longer a bitter blackness, but rather becomes an umber purple. The sky itself seems to wrinkle and a frigid breeze blows as the Questers proceed towards their real Final Destination. The sun can be seen over the horizon. It appears to be setting; the bottom of some nearby clouds glow orange from its fading light.
Garrick: "...probably be best to heal us up, Alexia."
Alexia nods silently and starts Mending the others.
Alexia: "No panic... no tears... just calm acceptance. This is the end of the world..."
Metal Man (GM): One begins to see something far different ahead: indeed. There is a great discontinuity here, one the size of an entire planet. It is a vast hole, so large that even from here one can see it devour all around it.
Garrick stands in his new armor, feeling the healing taking place. He sighs softly at Alexia's words.
Metal Man (GM): But amongst the turmoil and death, a single voice speaks again.
Dragoshi: "..." *Flexing his left claw as he concentrates, creating a small orb with it's own field of gravity.* "Good... Good." *Dispels the orb, then listens to the voice.*
Digifanatic is at full HP... probably not so in the lives category.
Bonecrusher grubs on some more cooked human arms.
Darkdata: "Or the salvation of it Alexia."
Digifanatic: .oO(Where does he get all of those?!)
Dahl: "...huh ..."
Garrick: "Let's hope it's the later..."
Master Hand: "This is the end. You must defeat The Void, so that our world can be returned to sense and sanity. You must fight with all your power... and your true power. No longer shall The Void influence you again... you must break free of the fate he has assigned you."
Garrick: "...Master Hand..."
Dragoshi: "...I'll make sure to do that, Master Hand."
Master Hand: "I shall use the last of my powers to help you... I cannot do much more. The rest... is up to you."
Garrick: "...if we do defeat the Void... what is to become of us?"
Dragoshi: "'Sides, I have few new surprises in store for him..." *Cricks his neck, and chuckles.*
Darkdata: "I thought the crazy hand was still saying 'kick his butt'?"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is healed; the light from the orange sun shines on everyone dimly. Master Hand speaks, his voice fading.
Aetos: "Alright, that was great, everyone. Sorry I had to step back. I got exhausted too fast.."
Dragoshi: "No prob."
Garrick glances back at Aetos and Bonecrusher... he groans softly...
Aetos: "Now. It's time for our last fight, One-Winged Angel."
Bonecrusher: "You want?"
Master Hand: "You are becoming too distant for him or even I to talk to you. but have hope... even if this may be your final fight as your current selves, you shall not have done so in vain... of course... for some, it may not be their last battle. I shall see what I can do... but that is all I have time left to say. As Crazy Hand said... destroy The Void..."
Metal Man (GM): He tries to say something else, but it cuts out entirely.
Aetos summons One-Winged Angel, lighttech version from some unexplained realm of light.
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "Understood."
Metal Man (GM): The sun fully sets on this world. There is now only one barrier between that great, gaping chasm of darkness and the blue marble of Nintendus. The Questers.
Darkdata begins some vocals.
Dragoshi: *Readies his scythe once again, sliding out it's carrying case, quickly opens it up, pulling it out, and puts the case away.*
Dahl: *cracks her neck then her fingers.* "...right... well then" *she slips a claw over one of her hands and then draws her sword.* "... Let's do this."
Garrick stands there silently, his weapons hanging on his sides, staring ahead at that large darkness...
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. All around it is the debris of not one, not two, but a million planets... past, future... and even alternate realities.
Alexia takes her gun out of its holster, gripping the handle tightly.
Darkdata: "This-is-is-is is-is-is kinda-a-a cool-ool-ool.
Metal Man (GM): As all enter the heart of it, they hear the moans of people lost forever to The Void's evils.
Darkdata: "And-nd-nd creepy-py-py-py."
Dragoshi: "So many people lost to this bastardous fiend... It shall end today."
???: "If only I had not given in to his demands..."
???2: "This is... no infinite power..."
???3: "Why did I think he was telling... the truth????"
Bonecrusher: "Me need lift weights, come get when we ready."
Garrick: "...alright, hold on."
Metal Man (GM): Some sound very familiar. Indeed. The voices seem to notice The Questers, as they enter the field... it's like a gigantic asteroid cloud.
Aetos: "I wonder if Matek is here."
Dahl: "...so many voices..."
Metal Man (GM): It's all circling this massive hole, which, now that the Questers can see it, is so giant that it blots out all that is in front of them if they turn to face it.
Garrick sends a very strong, very dark glare at Bonecrusher before looking forward.
Bonecrusher looks to Dahl. "Who you?"
Metal Man (GM): Like a massive blender, it eats the debris... slowly... painfully... it has become far too large to simply suck in debris. Any larger and it would simply collapse this dimension.
Digifanatic: *just keeps saying nothing and just keeps going.*
Aetos eyes Garrick's glare and looks around again.
Darkdata: "Life, Death, A balance of scales, never to be moved of place / however the rules have fallen from grace / trust in yourself to believe / that you can make things right, as they can be."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator abruptly stops in front of the portal. Indeed. It does not just stop.
Dahl: "A friend of some of the Questers" *smirks.*
Garrick glances over to Alexia for a moment..
Metal Man (GM): The energy and pieces that make it up abruptly disintegrate and are eaten by the massive black hole.
Garrick: "...you okay?"
Bonecrusher goes to shake Dahl's hand.
Metal Man (GM): An eerie silence fills the air... some single tone continues to emit endlessly from the giant black hole. The Questers are seemingly standing on thin air.
Alexia: "...Yeah. I think so."
Darkdata: "A balance flawed / by a fake god."
Alexia: "I used to fear death, but..."
Garrick gently places a hand on her shoulder, squeezing it softly...
Alexia: "Now that it's in my face, it doesn't seem like much more than a change of mindsets..."
Metal Man (GM): The silence is suddenly shattered. Once. Twice. Three times. Thirteen... twenty-six times.
Darkdata: "We must stand and fight / else be lost to this blight."
Dragoshi: "26 shatters..."
Metal Man (GM): Reality is suddenly ripped in two in front of the portal, and a new battlefield emerges.
Dahl: *shakes his hand.* "Heh and- ...eh ?"
Dragoshi: *Eyes widen.* "...Oh hell. I know where this might be going."
Garrick: "Just remember... there is no tomorrow. No holding back, aye?"
Bonecrusher unknowingly grips too hard. Oops.
Metal Man (GM): It is the same Final Destination the Questers used once before... but something else lurks.
Garrick gives her a kind smile.
Dragoshi: "...Maybe not. Gah..."
Alexia nods somberly.
Metal Man (GM): A ripple forms in the misty desolation of that black hole. More ripples occur, as everyone hears something massive groan.
Dahl: *grunts and holds her ears.*
Metal Man (GM): Then... several cracks form in it, and a single hand bursts forth!
Garrick: "...now, we see it."
Darkdata: "Together we must stand, us a questers. To defeat the darkness that festers. As we can, to fix fate, altered by evil, fallen from grace."
Metal Man (GM): It slowly forms a fist, as a tall form appears before everyone.
Garrick: "The Void's true self."
Metal Man (GM): It is a 10 foot form of darkness, one which casts no shadow, for it IS a shadow.
Dragoshi: "...So, we meet again, Void."
Aetos: "It's the same as before, but bigger, Garrick."
Metal Man (GM): It appears to be made of smoke. Two red, smoldering coals for eyes, and a furnace-like red mouth. His massive hands have gnarled fingers, like rotten tree roots.
Garrick: "...no... no, this is just another mask..."
Darkdata: "A trickster false, a prophet fallen, evil incarnate, an illusion."
Metal Man (GM): In his left hand he holds a 5-foot laser blade... No! That is too simple. It tricks one's eyes.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, come on!"
Metal Man (GM): It is an electrical storm in the shade of red, violently trying to escape from his short blade. His sword is something which cuts reality simply by existing; a physicist would be unable to explain it. While the blade is chaotic, the point is sharp and seemingly solid. He flicks it at the Questers; it makes a whoosh like a fire devouring oxygen.
Darkdata stops his vocals.
Garrick: "...there is no tomorrow..."
Metal Man (GM): The handle, made of a dark blue material, has an upside-down Smash logo on it.
Aetos: "No 'Sword of Order' to beat him down cheaply this time."
Dragoshi: "...Who needs artifacts this time, anyway?"
Darkdata: "But is this it's real form? Or a mask? a fake?"
Dahl: "...this is going to be .. interesting.."
Metal Man (GM): The entire thing is hunched over like a dread ogre, breathing out... what appears to be clouds of static... like a massive steam engine.
Garrick: "I believe it's another mask... ...c'mon, enough standing around."
Metal Man (GM): Reality is fuzzy around this being; indeed; everyone's ears would ring as if he was made of a thousand televisions. He finally moves, as if he was too angry to do so earlier.
Garrick moves from the crowded spot where they stood in the elevator like area and moves toward the being, drawing his own sword and gun.
Metal Man (GM): He speaks... but this voice... is different.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would follow, scythe in hand.*
Aetos: "Ahp... What happened to The Nothing?"
Metal Man (GM): James Earl Jones is a pipsqueak; this voice is low enough to rattle anything big and metallic.
Aetos whirls One-Winged Angel.
Metal Man (GM): Yet... seemingly, easily understood.
Alexia moves forwards gun in hand.
Darkdata plucks Ab.
The Void: "I am... what I am. And I have always been here... and always will."
Dahl: *follows, flinching constantly from the sound, her sword resting on her shoulder.*
Garrick: "You lie."
Dragoshi: *Tries to detect The Void's motive...*
Metal Man (GM): No skill works against what he says.
Dragoshi: "...What the..."
The Void: "I have watched you... do your bidding. And in the beginning, all was good."
Aetos: "Ok. If you don't think that's real, then have Dragoshi use his truth-seeing power."
Bonecrusher takes a few practice hacks with his club.
Nick Caligo (GM): Let's see. Dragoshi THINKS he means to kill everyone and grind their dimension to make his bread. But he's just guessing.
Dragoshi: .oO(It's almost as if my ability to find the truth within one's lies... Doesn't work on him.) "I no longer have that ability, Ae."
The Void: "But... you became... troublesome." He becomes angrier. "You... turned away from what I gave you."
Aetos: "Oh. Me neither. Weird."
Dragoshi: "That's 'cause it was all a sham!"
The Void: "I gave you planets... powers! You were more powerful than Gods!"
Darkdata: "I think I know why. He is a lie, from living so many..."
Garrick grumbles at Aetos...
Alexia: *calmly.* "Your time is up, Void. You've destroyed too much."
Dragoshi: "You only fed us full of lies, you miserable pile of secrets!"
Aetos: "Why are you grumbling at me, Garrick?"
The Void: "They were never lies, as long as you believed them. I can make anything real in this world... indeed... You have been playing my game all this time."
Garrick ignores him, his eyes staring up at the red ones of the Void..
Garrick: "...no... he's telling the truth."
Darkdata: "No, if we had been playing 'your game' we would of never saw the truth."
Garrick: "That's right... Dark is right... we don't want to play anymore."
Dahl: "Power is unimportant in the hands of those who want to live in peace, so is the B.S. that you're spinning ... the game is over, we are going to finish it ... here and now.
Dragoshi: "In fact, we're taking the game out, throwing it in the trash, throwing the trash into an incinerator, and launching that into the SUN!"
The Void: "But was life so bad, with my control? You never lost as long as you followed my truth."
The Void: "You gained endless coins..."
Dragoshi: "You know something?"
Darkdata: "No, we never won as long as we followed your lie."
The Void: "You became superheroes who traveled the galaxy..."
Dragoshi: "Your existence tires me."
Alexia: "And since I doubt you'd like to forfeit, we'll have to force a loss on your side."
Bonecrusher scratches his head.
Bonecrusher: "Me lost."
The Void: "You even got to 'kill' me every so often, and I took it in good faith, because it made you believe."
Dragoshi: "Heh... Believe in what?"
Garrick stands there, taking it all in... it was amazing how long it went on...
The Void: "You were happy... I was happy... everyone was happy. The villains, not so much, but why would you care about them?"
Dragoshi: "Some asinine joke that mocks us? ...No, mocks ALL!?"
Julian: "You ain't the only one. The Void's talkin', Dragoshi's tryin' to look tough, everyone else is interjectin' as they please... It's all a garbled mess." *Hey! It's Julian!*
Alexia: "We don't anymore. Give it up."
Dahl: "You made me lose my family ...I have not seen them in 15 years ... you think I wanted to be here? ...I wanted to be with my mother and father." *she growls loudly, griping the sword.*
Traon is now just... there.
The Void: "Without that, you would have never tried to become so great, Dahl. Indeed... part of the reason you have that blade is that I willed it to you."
Dragoshi: "...Actually, Julian, I'm not trying to be tough. I'm just-Oh, screw it. Why do I even bother with the dramatics?"
Darkdata: "You created this world as a trap for me. It drew me here when I used my powers."
Bonecrusher is still lifting a 400 lb dumbbell in his left hand.
The Void: "But... I shall tell the truth."
Darkdata: "It was a trap for anyone."
Aetos: "..I've a question. It was you who brought us all through those dark portals? Why?"
The Void: "Ultimately, this being my game... I have fought many bosses of my own, just as you... but you have your motives crossed."
Digifanatic: .oO(And you know what happens to all of those people who get irrational and have insane plans to rule everything? They get overthrown, killed, or commit suicide. I can't see this being any different.)
The Void: "I am the hero, who has come to defeat you. Zio simply failed at the game... the second best. Second to my own grand playing."
Alexia: "Oh, our motives are clear now."
The Void: "It is you who are my final boss... and there is no escape with the rest of your universe destroyed."
Dahl: "...Fine ... you can have it BACK!" *she flings it at the Void.*
Alexia: "Ch. You've been lying through your teeth all these years. Why are you telling the truth now?"
Darkdata: "You hold a mirror of our view in your hand void. You live your own lies."
Julian: "Blah blah blah..." *Waits for the Grand Plot Exposition to end...*
Metal Man (GM): He holds a hand up as if Dahl hurled a firebrand at him.
The Void: "No... keep it... the power is yours... as is the power of Dragoshi's Vendetta Machinegun... and Vendetta itself. And indeed, Julian's power... you have delighted me much, Julian, for enforcing my will. The Golden Rule... remember that?"
Dahl: "... no I think I have something better in store for you.." *She slips on her other claw and tightens it.* "...something much more painful""
The Void: "The Golden Rule also states... that The Void kills all his foes." He hurls a crushed coca cola can to the ground.
Dragoshi: "...I had fun with that little toy. But, I have no use for it now."
Julian: "...Okay, now you're jus' bein' ridiculous. Which ain't to say you haven't been ridiculous all this time, you jus' bumped it up to a new level wit' that one."
The Void: "It is you who are ridiculous... for using my saber and stealing my rule, Fighter. But enough of you."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Garrick.
Garrick remains silent, staring back at him.
Darkdata: "The items you have given us are false, the rings, the harp, the upgrades, am I right?
Aetos: "Garrick's turn?" *Keeps smirking, sadly.*
Julian: "Fuck it, you ain't worth the breath talkin' to." *throws up his hands in frustration.*
The Void: "I am sad that you have rejected my Magitek. Indeed, that is only a name on your sword, not the real thing. I have it here..." He holds out some crystals. "I can give them to you."
Dahl: *just mutters something and growls.* "Don't do it ..."
Garrick stares at the crystals... then back up to the Void... and he can't help but laugh. Which is odd for the situation, I'd imagine, but there he is, laughing his head off...
Bonecrusher decides to find a corner of the arena and go to sleep.
Darkdata smiles seeming to know what Garrick is thinking.
Dragoshi: *Just watches...*
The Void: "This... is not funny." He stares at Garrick. "The crystals are right here. You can use the power of Magitek here... one last time!"
Dragoshi: "I suggest putting them back in your toy box, Void."
Garrick: "Phew... that was good... I needed that..."
Aetos: "One last time?"
Garrick: "...you wanna know why I think this is funny?"
The Void: "Indeed... you can also kill Metal Man with your ship... you can shoot Hop too... You can rule an entire planet."
Metal Man (GM): He twists his face.
The Void: "What is funny... about eternal happiness?"
Alexia: "And what? Be overthrown and die in a revolt?"
Dragoshi: "...The funny thing is it's being provided by someone lying through their teeth. Of course."
Aetos: "Hey, Void, do I get a wish to?"
Julian: "Oh boy, here it comes..."
Dahl: "'Cause it is all fake .. much like yourself..."
Darkdata: "The living of a lie is not 'eternal happiness.'"
The Void: "Ignore them, Garrick. Like you've done so many times."
Garrick: "Happiness? Are you serious? You're not giving me happiness. You're giving me temptation. Things that I thought I cared about in the past. See, when I was in Zio's hand, about to die, I thought of something."
Traon stands there, with his arms crossed, listening and remaining silent.
The Void: "Zio... was but a tenth of what I can do."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to Traon, while Garrick is about to say something.
Garrick: "Oh, and now you threatened? Hold up, guy, let me finish."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick can still talk, of course, but... The Void's a jerk.
Garrick: "I... meh... what's the use... we all know the outcome of this situation anyway."
The Void: "Ah... you... blood demon. You have done well with your anger and fury. Come to me, and you can have more than mere hatred!"
Aetos looks to Traon and the Void now. .oO(Wow. Looks like everyone BUT me was in cahoots with the real Void. How ironic.)
Alexia: "Misery and suffering?"
Metal Man (GM): He finally turns to Alexia.
Darkdata: "If you are lost in your way/deep in an awesome story/don't be in doubt and stray/cling to your lonesome folly."
The Void: "You have wanted to be cursed for so long... I have more curses than any Dr. Archellago."
Traon shakes his head. "I have had my share of hatred and anger. There is nothing you could offer me to satisfy my hunger."
Dragoshi: *Flicking a coin in the air, checking to see how many times it lands out of boredom until Void STOPS TALKING.*
Alexia: "You've already cursed me enough with genocide. You've already wiped my race out of the history books."
The Void: "Indeed..." He finally stops looking at individual people. "The time has come... for my last speech." He turns to Aetos, knowing the others won't even give him the time of day.
Garrick looks to Alexia, his brow furrowing...
Dragoshi: *Stops, snatches the coin, puts it away, and puts it in his pocket, then looks at Aetos.*
Julian: *Last one! Finally!*
The Void: "You... are a very special case. So special, I wish these interlopers would not be here to taunt me. You had a chance for greatness... but you betrayed me... for a mere imitator."
Metal Man (GM): He shows Charles. The tattoo on Aetos from The Void begins to burn, like acid. It even appears again, after having been 'erased.'
Aetos: "An imitator you were in--control..of?.. AGH!"
Aetos holds his wrist.
Aetos: "Was it being gone just your imitation too?!"
Darkdata: "You have a choice to make/will it be foolish or folly/don't with the master of lies, open your eyes."
The Void: "I did not control him... no... he was so foolish as to try to stop me... but even he has not offended me as much as you. For you hold the dubious honor of both betraying me for him... and then failing his standards as well... not to mention failing... as a Quester... in a world where I gave them everything they wanted."
Darkdata: "You can be strong in your fate/Don't let oneself be guided by hate/in the darkness of his eyes/don't trust the lies."
Garrick: "Dark, hold up..."
Aetos: "Agh... so fate reveals itself."
The Void: "Yet... there is a happy resolution... for you put yourself in my control long ago... and I am not one to forget."
Dahl: *blinks.* "...mrrr."
Julian: "Dark, cram it."
The Void: "... I have a gift for you, my servant. Do you remember the weapon that you cherished so? The one I willed into your hands?"
Darkdata is off put by the comments. "Hmm, K then."
Nick Caligo (GM): One-Winged Angel appears before him.
Traon: .oO("So, am I actually going to be released this time?" No. Just no. For some reason, I'm just not feeling the rage right now. Just give me time Blood, I am sure you'll have your time. "Perfect.")Oo.
Aetos mutters. "No, it wasn't yours. Ever... Leave it alone."
Aetos somewhat writhes from his hand-pain.
The Void: "... I'd like you..." He raises his hand slowly, fingers trembling with power as the weapon readies itself, rotating to point its tip towards Aetos. "... To have it BACK!" The sound the Questers hear, they don't know what it is. Laughter. Static. Echoes. Screams. All of them seem to blend together as the keyblade shoots straight towards Aetos and rams itself brutally into his chest, opening a murky black hole in his heart. While it buries itself up to the hilt... it doesn't come out the other end of him..
Aetos goes wide-eyed and pales a little.
Alexia runs over to him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Aetos can feel a horrible sinking feeling in his chest as his heart seems to beat slower and slower. He grows cold... very cold.
Digifanatic: "Oh man!"
Aetos falls to his knees.
Garrick places a hand on Alexia's shoulder, holding her back.
Digifanatic runs over...
Digifanatic: "This is just..." *sighs.*
Garrick holds his sword out to block Digi from advancing further..
Traon: "What the.." he grabs the hilt of his weapon and runs over to Aetos as well, but he doesn't draw it, but instead goes to a knee to help support him.
Digifanatic walks back.
Alexia: "LET ME GO! I HAVE TO SAVE HIM!"
Garrick: "He's beyond being saved, Alexia..."
Aetos closes his eyes to focus the pain away, and tries to grip the hilt, provided it's still just outside the chest.
Darkdata: "It's your battle Aetos, You have to defend your heart."
Traon stops just before he gets there as he notices Alexia being held back.
Alexia: "No... nobody is, Garrick. ...Let me help him. Please."
Dahl: *flinches and shakes her head.* "O-oh geez..."
Alexia: "I'll never be able to live with myself if I can't..."
Darkdata: "Alexia, we can't help him. I think... this is his battle."
The Void: "Fare well, unfaithful servant! Enjoy your gift! The gift of nonexistence!" They keyblade twists itself, wrenching Aetos' heart in half. He ceases to feel. To see. To hear. Finally... to think. His consciousness is snuffed out completely as his body disappears in a burst of purple and black energy.
Julian: *Wonders why the hell Alexia is getting so emotional over someone she barely knows.*
Garrick: "No, it isn't... he sold his soul to the Void ages ago..."
Alexia drops her head as a single tear falls from her eyes.
Garrick: "I'm sorry..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Those watching would see his heart floating upwards... before falling away into the black hole of the Void, disappearing.
Dragoshi: "If you're done being a showoff..."
Julian: "...An' ... that's over with."
Digifanatic: "Okay, now I have really... had it."
Darkdata: .oO(A heart, lost to the void, maybe it can be recovered, if the soul that bonds to it still lives. The bonds of fate.)
The Void: "Ha ha ha! Don't cry for him, my friends! For he has received truly a wonderful fate. You see... your world was never as peaceful as when I came... and soon, it will achieve ultimate peace... just like your friend. Nothingness... is peace."
Dragoshi: "..." *Is holding back laughter...*
Garrick turns his gaze back to the Void. His eyes are like cold, blue steel as he glares at him.
Julian: *Julian makes the universal hand gestures for 'Hurry it up'. Julian ain't got all day >:(*
Darkdata: "Destruction for peace is a lie." total.*
Alexia slowly looks up, turning slowly towards the Void, eyes burning with anger...
Metal Man (GM): The Void then turns around and faces the others. Bonecrusher passes out inexplicably, as if the oxygen had been taken away from him while no one was looking.
The Void: "...Excellent. The fight has not yet begun, but I have already defeated two of you. Now... to take out the rest!"
Alexia: "...You'll pay. You'll never be able to steal another person's redemption again."
Dragoshi: *Muffled.* "Screw it." *Laughs.* "Nothingness is peace?! ...Such an asinine concept. But, in any case."
Garrick: "I've had it. I've had it with you, your words, your actions, your voice, everything. I've had it with your illusions and your tricks. I've had it with EVERYTHING. You're outnumbered, out classed, and just plained fucked."
Traon: "So simply put. You wish to make life 'nonexistent,' to me, that is pointless. And I can't even go on to explain how it can bring this 'peace' you speak of."
Dragoshi: "...You also forgot his existence, Garrick. ...wait."
Garrick: "Face it, Void. You're all out of lives. Your game is over."
Dragoshi: "Stupid me. That does qualify as everything." e_e.
The Void: "Fool." He flicks his sword at Garrick. "For you just described your own situation."
Digifanatic: .oO(Now, stop being so arrogant and actually believe that you may be in trouble!)
Garrick: "Now, enough of this damn talk. Julian is bored, Drag is pissed, Alexia is livid, and I'm just plain tired."
Metal Man (GM): He turns to face the Questers, standing where the sun once was.
The Void: "You are correct. It is time for you to die. I must stop this senseless war!"
Dragoshi: "...I'm not really all that pissed." :/
Julian: "I never understood why people like you talked so damn much, Void. It's all gonna be made meaningless once we beat yo' stupid-ass into the ground."
Metal Man (GM): The Deity sword returns to Dahl. Guess it wasn't The Void's work? BATTLE.
Dahl: *blinks and grasps it * "...eh ?"
The Void: "Fine... we shall do it your way... the silence of your deaths shall proceed." The Void stops talking... for the time being.
Julian: "Ring the bell, school's in sucka!" *Julian starts of... by going for a Foreign Object! This time Julian comes up with a...* *Brick! Julian winds up, and wings the brick right at the Void's head/head-analogue!* *CRAP.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void points at Julian.
The Void: "Ha-ha!"
Metal Man (GM): He misses.
Julian: *Oh yeah? How about LEGENDARY FIST TO FACE TECHNIQUE? Let's see if you can dodge that!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits The Void's face. He stands there as if Julian's fist just flew through his head. He ripples a little from the hit.
Darkdata: "... Well, he has one liquidy real form."
Julian: *And... Crap. LEGENDARY FIST TO FACE TECHNIQUE Times TWO.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Julian: *Damn.* *CRIT.*
Metal Man (GM): He ducks under the first, but the crit nails him. However... all the critical does is make his head jerk a tenth of an inch. It's like punching a giant cloud of smoke.
Dragoshi: "...Let's see here..." *Starts muttering for a second, then extends his claw over to the Void, creating a black dome of gravitational force which surges with purple electricity in an attempt to make crushed Void. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He stands there as it pulls at him. He stretches a little, but snaps back into place once it's done.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi... Bides his time.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void glows bright red. An image of Tridus appears above him. He slashes it in half... and a dust falls amongst everyone. It makes everyone feel very... very sleepy. LAZINESS--Next round, half actions for everyone (including The Void.)
Garrick: "Ugh... he's using the attacks he used way back when..."
Dragoshi: *...Good thing Drag saved up time, then. e_e.*
Metal Man (GM): He then holds out his sword, pointing it at everyone... A hideous noise emanates from it, followed by all of reality wildly distorting. Wild flashes of light try to blind the Questers, as their skin feels like it's being stabbed by needles while frozen, on fire, and tickled at the same time.
Alexia: *KZZZT OW.*
Darkdata watches everyone get hurt.
Metal Man (GM): The reality-rending attack soon ceases, but his greenish-hued sword glows violently, as he points it at Dragoshi.
Darkdata: "Erm..." ^^;
The Void: "You have the spirit of ten fighters... too bad it's all wasted!"
Metal Man (GM): Black lightning flies forth from it, trying to fry Dragoshi like a bug lamp fries a moth.
Dahl: *screams out in paint and falls to one knee, holding her shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): He ends his tirade, ready to attack again...
Julian: *Oh no, Julian is hurt.*
Dragoshi: *Gracefully dances away from the first and second, but gets fried by the third.*
Traon shakes and wobbles a bit, and he then shakes his head to clear it. He growls slightly and draws blood on his arm and then quick draws his crowbar. He then launches himself at The Void to make his two cuts.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Crit.
Traon then goes about starting his Sacred Serenade. (Reflect.)
Garrick growls at the tiredness he has over his body, trying to get himself to move... he grips his sword tightly, having enough energy to channel it into his sword and bring it sweeping across his body in a diagonal arch, a huge wave of white energy making to smash into him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It flies through him, making a dent with no gas; other gas inside him fills the gap quickly.
Darkdata feels tired...
Darkdata sets up an item shield with his chili peppers... and... Fires a Ba-zooze-ka at the void!
Garrick: "He's gotta be solid..."
Metal Man (GM): ERROR: The Void is already insane/drunk/etc. It splashes on the floor. He looks down on it as if Darkdata wasted it. He is standing atop the booze for now.
Digifanatic goes for an interesting strategy; he uses a Full Cure on... Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Does it even work, though?*
Digifanatic finishes his turn by smacking The Void with his golf club...
Metal Man (GM): The Void is hit by the golf club with a resounding "THWOOP!!!" He does not look pleased.
Digifanatic: .oO(You know, I've yet to find an enemy that actually takes their battles seriously AND doesn't laugh in our faces. Looks like you will not be the first.)
Metal Man (GM): The sound of a golf club hitting something denser than a golf ball.
Digifanatic: "Alright, Dahl, take it away!"
Dahl: *Growls and mutters something, summoning up a Flaeli but then tries to alter it ... to an Order alignment.* "...come on work damn it!" *She Aims the flaeli.*
Metal Man (GM): Dahl succeeds.
Dahl: *Smirks a bit.* "...heh ...lets see if you like this ...ORDER FLAELI!"
Metal Man (GM): One hit. He dodges all but one, begins to speak...
The Void: "I refuse to order more magic attacks that fail to---"
Metal Man (GM): And the last one hits him in the face.
Metal Man (GM): Critically.
Dahl: "EAT IT" *cackles.*
Metal Man (GM): Ironically, between the critical and order, missing all those other ones isn't so much of a sacrifice. The Void rubs his face for a moment.
Dahl: *she then stumbles.* "U-ugh that was a little rough..."
Alexia fires a pair of Psy Shots at Void, aiming for his face.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. He ducks under them. He can squish down to evade attacks. Huh.
Dragoshi: *He wonders if the Full Cure worked on him.*
Metal Man (GM): They don't work against drowsiness, no. It was wasted.
Dragoshi: *He defends then.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void summons another image of Tridus... blows it up... ...it's like a giant party ball! Each person gets a random item!
Dragoshi: "...What the hell."
Julian: "...The hell?"
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi gets a full cure.*
Julian: *Julian gets a can of Metal Cola!*
Darkdata got a Destructocube!
Garrick: "...a cheese danish??"
Digifanatic: *Cell Phone... he'll hang on to it. Not enough moolah right now.*
Alexia got... a Ba-zooze-ka. Yay.
Dragoshi: *Wonders if the Darkness Cube have an affect on the Void...*
Metal Man (GM): The Void grabs the Trimate. He spins it on one finger. He hurls it over his shoulder.
Dragoshi: "...No use for such things, I take it?"
The Void: "Drinking purified essence of myself would not heal me."
Dragoshi: "It'd do nothing but slosh around in you?"
Garrick: "Would it be cannibalism..."
Metal Man (GM): His saber then turns orange, and he points it at Julian.
The Void: "YOUR SOUL IS MINE!!!!"
Julian: *Oh god not this again.* *FUCK YOU.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian is burned by bright orange lightning.
Metal Man (GM): It would also make him speak like Bonecrusher.
Julian: *Like Julian talks much during battles anyway.*
John dives in with, not Schnelltott in hand, but a glowing blue pike... He lunges at The Void, intending to impale him through the chest.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, indeed. He shakes a fist at that pike.
John: "HIYA, Mr. Crazy man! Remember me?"
The Void: "You posess Klumsy's accursed sword! Will that thing never stop haunting me?"
Dragoshi: "John! Glad to see you're here as well."
The Void: "I should have let Aetos keep it..."
John: "Haunting? Funny you should mention that. I used to be a haunt!" He momentarily lets go of the pike and whirls around, aiming a spinning strike with Schnelltott at Void's neck.
Traon: "I have got to get me one of those pikes."
Metal Man (GM): It slices right through. Apparently, The Void's insanity is no match for Klumsy's Schwartz.
Metal Man (GM): He screws his head back on, grumbling.
Dragoshi: "...Nice one."
Digifanatic: "I say..."
Traon just backs off a bit.
Garrick leaps upward, his jets taking him right at the Void's chest easily as he slices into him twice over, passing by him and to his backside, turning and putting three rounds from his Tri-Barrel into him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit hit hit.
Darkdata bides his time. He has the 'spoony bard' look on his face.
Digifanatic also takes a little time to dent into The Void's health further... he goes for an Aerial Strike and then pops an Recov Vial.
Metal Man (GM): He takes an aerial strike, and continues standing. He seems to be smiling for some reason...
Dahl: *growls and levels her arm at the Void.* "Let's try this again..." *tries to Energy Control her next attack which will be a Foi.*
Metal Man (GM): Good enough; it changes too.
Dahl: "Order Foi!" *sends the newly formed Foi blast at him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit! He appears to begrudge the attack, but for some reason he doesn't let it ruin that creepy smile of his.
Dahl: "And now Tsu!" *fires of her other tech at him.*
John's own grin would match the Void's as he stares right at him, pike still in his hands and Schnelltott put away again.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch.. It burns him good.
The Void: "Come at me with what you will... Julslayer!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Groan. Facepalm.*
Julian: *Julian just shakes his head at The Void... and then gives him Ze Uppercut! ZE UPPERCUT!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *While Julian's in the air, he goes for a Foreign Weapon! Julian comes up with...*
Julian: *Julian draws out the Sledgehammer in mid-air, rears back behind his head, then SLAMS it down full force into The Void's Head/Head-Analouge!*
Metal Man (GM): It's like Mario Party 8 all over again as Julian gets NEGA COINS!!!! -1000 coins.
Metal Man (GM): The Void is made of sterner stuff. No stun.
Julian: *Julian somehow retains his air time, and goes in for a clutch(or the closest thing to it) on The Void!* *That's No Good!* *So instead Julian cancels and kicks him in the face. BIG BOOT.* *DAMNIT.*
Metal Man (GM): The Big boot flies in a Big Arc over The Big Void.
Julian: *Julian finishes by removing his fedora, extending the blade, and trying to slice The Void right down the middle as he falls, using his fedora like a buzzsaw! What a Hat Trick!*
Metal Man (GM): He gets slashed by the Hat Trick.
Julian: *Julian lands, puts his fedora back on, and jets back to the group!*
Dragoshi: *First, Dragoshi rears back a little bit... Then fires out a nasty looking dark green glob of... stuff at the Void.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi uses an Eggman Coffee and calls it a turn!*
The Void: "I've had quite enough of your false powers!"
Metal Man (GM): He summons Tridus' image again, and cleaves it angrily. Suddenly, everybody looks like... random people.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick looks to Dragoshi, who is suddenly Kuja... then Aribar... then Eggman...
Dragoshi: *Looks at where the Void was.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi sees none other than K. Rool who then turns into Yoshi who is then suddenly Captain Falcon... everyone randomly changes personalities and appearance.
Dragoshi: "...That was a waste..." *Blink-ku.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void himself is also randomly changing. Indeed, everyone sees him appear at random between everyone. No one can tell if he's warping or not, and he doesn't seem to be staying in one place.
The Void: "That should give me some time to think. Hmph!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns to... Garrick, or at least, The Void's rapid appearances always face Garrick's appearances...
The Void: "To quote one of my more articulate underlings... Die, Infidel!"
John just tilts his head to the side a bit as he contines staring at the one who was originally The Void. Still grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Metal Man (GM): He flies at Garrick with 10 rapid slashes.
Garrick grits his teeth as he raises his... sword... gun... fists... whatever... and blocks three of them.
Digifanatic: *just concentrates on the figure that attacked Garrick to the best of his knowledge.*
Metal Man (GM): He powers up and points his sword at Darkdata.
The Void: "Your time has come, bard."
Metal Man (GM): He fires a HUMONGOUS ray of orange fire at him... two of them, even!
Digifanatic: "You know... If our powers were false, we probably wouldn't even be able to pull them off, but we have been able to pull them off, and at a decently good rate, too!"
Metal Man (GM): No one can tell who is who. Whoever attacks has a choice of random attacking or trying to out-think it. Either way doesn't look so good--it's hella confusing.
John focuses on the one who that ray of orange fire came out of.
Darkdata: "Just store TP everyone, and smack him harder next turn.."
The Void: "Toilet... paper????"
Dragoshi: "Tempura... Sandwiches?"
The Void: "You cannot prank The Void!"
Dragoshi: "...No, wait. That's TS."
John, in that case, just stares at where The Void originally was. "Y'know, you're a rather silly fellow." A rock appears in his left hand, which then grows slightly larger. His right hand starts to glow as well. "Always have been, for as long as I can remember.. But can you tie your shoes with your teeth? I'll bet you can't."
Metal Man (GM): He remains purposefully silent as he continues flying around everywhere.
Darkdata: *Good thing no one knows it's Darkdata.* *Break the 4th wall with style!*
Garrick: "...I'm here, everyone! I'm right here! I'm Garrick!"
Julian: "Good for you!"
Garrick: "Bite me, Julian! It's a tactic, alright??"
John just stands still and points a finger at the one which was originally Garrick, still grinning from ear to ear.
Dragoshi: "...How the hell does that qualify as a tactic?" >_>
Digifanatic: .oO(Not now...)
John then shifts his attention back to where The Void was, pointing his pike at him.
Traon just stands there, waiting it out.
Garrick holds his turn, his sword glowing a solid, steady blue as he charges... he doesn't want to take the chance of hitting someone... he charges, then defends.
Darkdata sets up a chili pepper item sheld and...
Darkdata: *Drinks a metal cola.*
Digifanatic defends. No use guarding if you can't tell who's who.
Wolfman finally warps in... MMX style.
Darkdata: "The Void has got no brain to hold him down, to make him frim to make him frown..."
Wolfman: .oO(HAH! Finally got that thing to work... hey, what's going on?) *surveys the battleground.*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman surveys people randomly changing who they are at a rate of 5 per second. The Void randomly warps around with these people, yet it seems like the perspective isn't changing.
Wolfman: .oO(...talk about a personality crisis.)
John: *One of such figures is holding a pike (or similar object perhaps relating to what it changes into), pointing it directly at another of the figures.
Metal Man (GM): Indeed...
Wolfman: .oO(...The Void made a good plan alright.) .oO(But he forgot one thing.)
Wolfman goes to the "center" of this arena.
Wolfman: .oO(I'm still a maverick!!! Metal, don't you even THINK of docking me of pay here: I'm trying to stop the Void by stopping him... even if this hurts my comrades in the process.)
Wolfman howls, and calls upon Wolfkahouha hell. Or hopefully heaven for the Questers.
Darkdata: *Watch it hit one of the Questers.*
Metal Man (GM): Let's see... Target is...
Darkdata: *My Chili pepper can take the hit woo~*
Metal Man (GM): So it hits Dragoshi and Darkdata.
John: "No, no, no, you're doin' it all wrong! Kill that ooooone!" He jabs his weapon at his 'target'.
The Void: "Good work, Wolfman! I should give you a ta---... oh, right. You have no skin."
Metal Man (GM): So, after hitting Darkdata's chili pepper and damaging Dragoshi, what does Wolfman do?
Wolfman: "...you shut up Void. I at least TRIED to counter your strange effects after getting here!"
The Void: "Counter them again, please!"
Julian: *Julian... waits! The suspense!*
Dragoshi: *Tries to out-think the effect.* "...Wait a second."
John is stiiiiill pointing at that same target.
Dragoshi: *Walks over to the image John is looking at... And kicks it in the face!*
The Void: "Foolish, yet brave."
Metal Man (GM): The nature of the illusion causes Dragoshi to kick himself in the face, then Wolfman.
Darkdata: "Idiots, WAIT, WAIT FOR THE ENCHATMENT TO WEAR OFF."
Wolfman feels like someone kicked him in the side.
Dragoshi: "...What if it doesn't wear off, ya git?"
John: "...That was silly."
Dragoshi: *He wishes he could find The Void. But instead he would just throw duct tape at random people.*
Julian: *OH NO.*
Metal Man (GM): Targets: John and Julian.
The Void: "Face it! You cannot hit me as long as my spell is in effect!"
Julian: *Jullian wins Duct Tape? I don't get it :(*
Dragoshi: *Is pretty much killing time by throwing duct tape. Twice again!*
John acquires: Duct Tape!
Metal Man (GM): Julian continues to acquire duct tape, as does Wolfman.
John: "Heeeey... I was just thinkin' about that stuff."
Wolfman catches the tape coming at him.
Wolfman (GM): *zelda fanfare.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi just ends his turn there.*
Julian: *Julian gets more duct tape. What.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone turns back to 'normal', that effect over.
Darkdata rolls his eyes.
Wolfman turns to everyone...
Darkdata: "It does wear off 'stupid.'"
Metal Man (GM): Summoning up another ability... WRATH is displayed. Everyone has the urge to attack this round.
Wolfman: "I was not aware of that! I just got in the battlefield, slag it!"
Dragoshi: *...Actually, Dragoshi was planning on attacking come his turn so that helps.*
Metal Man (GM): Including The Void, who uses his wrath to attempt to grab Digi by the neck..
Digifanatic: *Grabbed, dude.*
Metal Man (GM): DANG those are some painful hands.
Metal Man (GM): He chucks Digi away and then his sword turns green. He summons a giant amount of dark energy, and then cleaves it in two. The resulting blast threatens everybody.
Wolfman starts to dodge... uh... yeah, RIGHT.
Dragoshi: *Typical. Crap with more crap.*
Darkdata: *Bookworm Shield protects darkdata.*
John evades the damage!
Dragoshi: *Barely dodged that attack... And is blinded. Meh.*
Julian: *SON OF A BITCH.*
Dahl: *and blinded...*
John: "I'M BLIND!" He starts off by smacking himself in the face to try to get the blindness to go away.
John then proceeds to burn off some of that Wrath by flaring up with a Hell Raiser, flying in The Void's general direction and flailing flames all over the place.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
John then tries to cool off a bit, attempting to refrain from attacking further but keeping focused on The Void.
Darkdata: *Checks if John's attack hit the booze on the ground.* *Toasty!*
Metal Man (GM): It missed the booze as well as The Void.
Traon now goes on the offensive. He get into his aggressive mood and goes on the assault on The Void with his Dance with Death. He goes about his normal routine.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Traon then goes about with forming another blood blade and attacking.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss, miss.
Traon throws his arms up in frustration at his blindness.
Darkdata laughs. It sounds kinda creepy. "Heh, Void, I know you are not hit by things of mass destruction, but what about if things got injected with order?"
Darkdata holds up the Destructocube, he uses Alteration Clearsong to change the Desturction cube into a Mass Order Item.
Metal Man (GM): It turns... into a sugar cube. Apparently it's highly unstable. But now... it's very sweet!
Darkdata: *Curses in what seems like 200 different dialects.*
Digifanatic reaches in and uses his second (and final) Full Cure--again on Dragoshi, hoping that, at the very least, he's cured of his blindness. Afterward, it's a Running Charge on the Void, seeing what elements may bring to the table.
Metal Man (GM): Digi loses blindness, but not Wrath. Miss.
Wolfman: "I unintentionally attack my allies, and you want me to attack more?!?!?"
Wolfman will give The Void some trouble... (hopefully)
Wolfman starts with a basic claw smash to see what takes place...
Metal Man (GM): Miss!
Wolfman will try again!
Wolfman: "Stop moving Void!"
Wolfman will just quick-hide the claws and blast him with the Forehead Buster.
The Void: "The trick is that you're blind. Ha-ha!"
Wolfman: "...I'll get you next time: I've hit the end of my turn."
Julian: *Aaaaaand... Full Cure!*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. Fully healed.
Julian: *e_e. I HAVE FURY. FURY AT YOUR FACE. Haymaker.*
Julian: *And Julian goes for the Foreign Objects! He's got a...* *Baseball Bat! Julian goes into his windup... here's the pitch!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit!
Julian: *In-field single! aaaand MORE WEAPONS! Julian brings out a...* *SLEEEEEEEEEEDGEAHMMER! Again?* *Hammer don't hurt 'em! Or rather DO hurt 'em! Julian swings for the Void's midsection area!* *SON OF A BITCH.* *Swing and a miss!*
Darkdata: *Feel my candy coated pain.*
Julian: *Aaaaand one more time! Julian finishes off with a...* *Cutting open his hand :(*
Dragoshi: *Anyway, seeing as Dragoshi is cured of blindness, he...* *throws a pair of scythes at the Void!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *And, once again!* *MORE THROWING SCYTHES!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *And, one more time!* *Darts!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Dragoshi: *And, then... A TIDAL BLAST!*
Wolfman: "...and what do you intend to do THIS time Void?"
The Void: "And now, for--"
Metal Man (GM): PAUSEEEE. We return, with The Void ready to attack... yet again. He laughs at everyone, but... says nothing, as he does his same routine with summoning a hologram of Tridus and destroying it. A new one appears: "JEALOUSY". For some reason, it does make everyone jealous... but nothing else. The Void turns and looks at Bonecrusher.
The Void: "Your days of attempting to ruin of my speeches will come to an end!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires two streams of purified reality; that is, raw energy. It's like water, only it burns the very air it touches. And both of them are heading at Bonecrusher. Bonecrusher is damaged severely. Then The void turns to Dragoshi.
The Void: "Your random attack shall hit me no longer!" He casts a strange spell... and is now protected from Dragoshi's random attack for the rest of the battle.
Dragoshi: "...Meh. In a way, you actually helped me." *Shrugs.*
Bonecrusher revives from death, then goes into an agressive defensive posture.
Dahl: *blinks.* "...Crap he can stop attacks now?" *mutters.*
Wolfman: "Yes. He can."
Alexia: "I want that ability, dammit..."
Azure: .oO(As randomly powerful as usual. Its so hard to judge his strength and act accordingly...)
John leaps at The Void, becoming rather jealous of his head and wanting to keep it as a souveneir. So he brandishes Schnelltott and goes for a quick jab, followed by a slash, then a heavy thrust to the chest, neck, and chest again, respectively.
Digifanatic: .oO(I wish I had a sword like that!)
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Digifanatic: "John, why must you get such luck like that?"
Dahl: "I know, It's not fair!" *flails.*
Wolfman: .oO(...I don't know why they are talking about luck right now)
Dragoshi: .oO(Heh... Luck? Bah. I'm much more envious about the sword than any luck...)
Traon: "My my, John, you did well." he shrugs and looks at The Void. I don't like his arms... So lets blow him up! He launches himself at the Void and then he goes to stop quickly, but letting the momentum of his weapon keep going to make his Crimson Wave.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Traon then goes on to quickly jolt his crowbar up The Void's midsection in an attempt to push him back with his Crescent Slash.
Metal Man (GM): Miss!
Garrick was last seen behind the Void, his gun raising as he pumps an AP round into him. Then he will fire another AP round and call it a turn.
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Digifanatic: "Dang, you two are getting forms of luck that I have not seen in a while."
Alexia: "...Don't look at Garrick like that, Digi."
Digifanatic: "What?" *puts out his hands as if he's confused.*
Alexia fires a set of not one, not two, but FOUR Psy Shots at Void.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit hit.
Digifanatic goes for a two-punch rally on Void: first is changed to Ice Punch, second is the standard fire; both shots are aimed for the head if possible.
Wolfman starts off simple: run to The Void, and get two good claw smashes in, just to see what happens.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Wolfman then REALLY lets loose. Time for another helping of aggressive berserker barrage against this... whatever Void is.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit hit hit.
Wolfman: "Alright Void... come and get me!" *stands roughly one unit away from The Void.*
Dahl: *mutters something and growls Trying to energy control her next set of attacks! As usual to Order.*
Digifanatic: .oO(I almost seem weak compared to these folks, man!)
Metal Man (GM): Success!
Dahl: *cackles a bit levels one of her arms at the Void and chant something to her self.* "ORDER FLAELI."
Metal Man (GM): Miss mis smiss miss miss. Miss.
Dahl: "Rats ... fine then ...Order FOI!" *summons up and flings a Foi at em.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: "Hehe Now Order Tsu!" *Sends the order bolts at The Void.*
Metal Man (GM): CRIT! The Void recoils violently from that one.
Dahl: "Eheheheh ORDER TSU! ...AGAIN!" *aannnd another.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dahl: "Order Foi! for the finish!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Azure holds his hands together calling his spirit charms forward. He starts speaking in an archaic tounge. Sets of words being repeated 12 or so times in a very fast manor. Each orb would begin to glow with a different color forming a rainbow assorted shield around Azure. He then began to call up the spiritual pressure used in his energy barriers. Only it became amplified by this energy surrounding him. As he cast it the rainbow field would explode outward across the field at each and every Quester then wrap around and cover them completely in a thin layer of spirtual force. (Rei Ki Barrier+ Avatar's Will)
Julian: *ZE UPPERCUT!* *POW BIATCH.*
Alexia: "...I want that move."
Metal Man (GM): CRIT indeed. He doesn't knockback, though... just bend back, then flip back to his normal stances, like a rubber band.
Garrick: "Wouldn't mind it myself..."
Julian: *And while Julian's in midair from punching the Void IN THE FACE, he reaches into his vest for a Foreign Object! This time Julian's got a...*
Digifanatic: .oO(Why can't I do that kind of damage?!)
Julian: *SLEEEEEEEEEDGEHAMMER! Again? AGAIN.* *Julian whips out the Sledgehammer, raises it above his head, and tries to SLAM it right down into the Void's skull/skull analouge! C'mon...*
Metal Man (GM): FAILURE.
The Void: "Your hammer... shall never hit me!"
Garrick: "Pipe down..."
Dragoshi: *Tapping his foot.*
Julian: *More Weapons >:(* *Dangit! Light tube. Smash time!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Cricks his neck, and fires a Tidal Blast barrage at The Void.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, he does have more pop than I do... but sti-iiiiiiiiiiiiiillllll!)
Metal Man (GM): He powers up... the true meaning of Jealousy becomes true, as John's uber damaging attack from before is repeated... at John himself... insta-hitting him (even through the barrier.)
Metal Man (GM): The Void buts his arms behind him, and powers up.
The Void: "You have harmed me well; but you will never defeat me."
Metal Man (GM): He generates the evil Tridus image, and from it comes the virtue of LOVE... uh-oh... The Void knows how to use that for evil, too!
Alexia: "Maybe not, but we'll destroy you nontheless."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers no longer feel like they can attack The Void... it would just be too hateful.
Dragoshi: *...Has no idea on what to do now, then. :/*
Alexia just drops out of her battle stance, blinking.
Metal Man (GM): The Void, however, feels nothing. He spins his saber... and throws it like a boomerang. It blows apart the shield protecting the Questers. He recovers it, and then powers it up... and fires two massive beams of destruction at Julian.
The Void: "Now... you know my strength!"
Alexia slowly turns towards Garrick...
Garrick slowly lowers his sword and gun, staring at the Void...
Dragoshi: *Looks at Alexia, and sees that she's turning towards Garrick.* .oO(...I have a feeling that if I don't step in and stop this, the misunderstanding is going to get worse.)
John grins... And throws himself forward for a big ol' bear hug with The Void!
Alexia: "Oh, man, after this is over..."
Metal Man (GM): The Void laughs and AoOs John mid-lunge, trying to sunder him.
Digifanatic: "What, take a vacation? Yeah, I'm due for one myself."
Dragoshi: "Yea, seriously." >_>;;
Alexia: "Uh, Garrick, there's something I've been meaning to tell you..."
Alexia: "...I love you."
Garrick glances to Alexia, his eyebrow arched... and he... wow...
The Void: "Unlike Zylcon... I am love and hatred at the same time... and I love to hate you!!!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh man, let's see how he takes this.)
Dragoshi: .oO(...That actually makes a lot of sense.)
John: "Aww, that wasn't very niiiice... C'mere!" He lunges again.
Metal Man (GM): John hugs The Void. No damage.
Garrick: "...kinda... abrupt, don't you think?"
Metal Man (GM): He's hard to hug, though--he's all gaseous.
John: *Grab!* He then whips out a roll of duct tape and sticks an end to 'im, then starts running circles around The Void in his own strange friendship bonding ritual.
Dragoshi: "...Yea. I mean, that has got to be the most arbitrary declaration of love i've ever see-Screw it." *Twiddles his thumbs.*
Metal Man (GM): The Void is patched up slightly. Slightly healed.
Alexia: "But I do!"
John is making no effort to keep The Void's arms on the outside of the wrapping. O.o.
The Void: "...Well, I guess that effect works." He shrugs.
Wolfman: .oO(I wonder what is more hilarious: seeing John heal The Void or seeing Alexia wanting to go out with Garrick.)
Garrick: "...could we perhaps talk about this a bit later...?"
Alexia: "Why? If we all die here, I won't have another chance."
John then backs off and grins s'more.
Garrick: "... ...I... don't know what to say..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Garrick, I hope you just concentrate on the fight, now, alright? Remember that the thing with Aribar was her suddenly snapping due to the Saturn Coffee... maybe it's similar but she just ain't caffeinated and all...)
Alexia: "Now... go get 'em, tiger!"
Garrick stares at Alexia for a moment, then turns to look at the Void, a small smile on his face as he slides his Tri-Barrel away and spins his sword in his hand, moving into a new, different stance.
Darkdata looks at the stupid cube of very sweet sugur. "I don't care if you are not as powerful if I made it direct from the 'cube I need a Item of order, So... I will pour my heart into making it." *Alt Clearsong - Sugur Cube.*
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata takes the sugar cube... and turns it into an order cube.
Darkdata: "My spell is sung, spells powers undone, My plan will soon be ready."
Alexia: "Alright... double Mend!"
Digifanatic: *Hmmm... what to do when you can't attack? Defend.*
Wolfman: "Who needs a quick heal?"
Dragoshi: *Raises his claw.*
Wolfman scoots to Dragoshi, holds on to him, and uses his helmet for a more defensive purpose... health regeneration. "Sorry, but that's all I can give."
Dragoshi: "No prob."
Dahl: *Just stands back and waits.*
Azure invokes the army of barriers again. Azure still couldn't come up with a proper means of countering this problem.
Julian: *Round 2, Fight! Well, not now. Later.*
Metal Man (GM): The Love effect vanishes. Hatred appears instead!
The Void: "Your emotions are fun to play with!"
Dragoshi: "...Man this is annoying!"
The Void: *Hurls his saber again; it, once again, instantly blows up all the shields.*
Azure: .oO(That saber of his...)
The Void: "Now... to ensure that you stop making those shields!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps high into the air, and flies at Azure... he's gonna try to chop Azure in two! Ooh... he's lucky. The Void falls down, and misses Azure by an inch. He curses and stands back at his place.
Azure remains calm and moves just before the slash and takes a step to right.
Bonecrusher steps up and tries to uppercut him not once, not twice, not even thrice, four attempts are made.
Alexia: "...Azure, that had to be one of the stupidest dodges I've ever seen."
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit hit hit.
John: "YARRRR!" John goes into something of a frenzy, aiming two heavy slashes at The Void; the first aimed to slash through his gut with a bright red flare as the second dons a dark, sinister red glow again as it heads for The Void's neck...
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
John: *The darker red glow fizzles halfway through the strike, even before it missed; something obviously failed, again.*
Garrick slowly lowers his stance, his weapon pointed in a lance style at the Void. He just made this little combo up off the top of his head, but... it'll leave a mark. He gives another glance to Alexia before the jets on his armor suddenly flare to life, his new flight power taking over as he rockets toward the Void from on corner of his big, gaseous body to the other. As he lands, he suddenly surges back, cleaving through him a second time before turning on his heel and spinning his gun out into his left hand, all three barrels glowing as he fires a powerful, nasty looking AP Round at his head..
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit.
Garrick: "How you like that, you damned darkened bastard!"
Darkdata focus his ideas... walling off his emotions. "Amplify order, the item I hold, create a object of fear for the Void's chaos. The power of our hearts, lost upon a sea of chaos, upon a nightmare, in a storm, Amplify Order, Hold it well. A shield for our emotions, a guard for our hearts. Order to balance the chaos, so that our hearts may be protected order to weaken the nightmare, so we may live our dreams, order to calm the storm, so we may guard our souls." *Amplify Clearsong - Order Cube.*
The Void: "I like it very much, you screaming, yelling, loud person!"
Metal Man (GM): It is amplified. It glows. The Void stares at it.
Alexia generates two Mindblasts and flings them both, roaring with each toss.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Darkdata holds his hand to his head. Walling off emotions is tiring.
Digifanatic tries his hand at a wider range of attacks this turn: Aerial Strike to the shoulders, Celestial Fury through the midsection, Golf Club to the midsection as well.
Wolfman will go for one of his most violent attacks... even if it won't connect against the gaseous Void. Time to see if Wolfman can take a Bite out of crime! .oO(...) He will just try again!
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Hit! Wolfman grabs The Void.
Wolfman somehow gets a solid grip! He jumps up while holding onto The Void, and somersaults him back down into the ground!
Metal Man (GM): Hit... Crit, even.
Wolfman lands near the Questers, wanting to save some anger for another day.
Dahl: *Growls.* "Why won't you just DIE!" *tries the spell element change again with Energy control ... as usual to order.*
Metal Man (GM): Crit energy control! It definitely turns orderly.
Darkdata: "Balance to the chaos. Each one bit at a time."
Darkdata holds his head a bit more.
Dahl: "Now for a new trick... ORDER FOI BARRAGE!" *Just Rapid fires out Fois at the Void.*
Dragoshi: .oO(...Did someone just copy me?!)
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit crit miss hit miss. The Void is hit repeatedly, yet... he still stands.
Dahl: *Grunts and stumbles, smirking.*
Azure well since this rounds theme appears to be large nukage. Azure kneels slightly and waves his arms around in a circle forming two lines of energy. One bursts into flames and the other into light. They quickly form into dragons and flow around his body resting for a moment at his sides. Before there long ethereal bodies lunge forward toward the void. -Dragon Fang Surge Fire/Light-
Metal Man (GM): Hit... hit.
Julian: *Oh boy oh boy, a turn! You know what that means, kids!* *LEGENDARY FIST TO FACE TECHNIQUE!*
Metal Man (GM): CRIT.
Julian: *POW BIATCH.*
Darkdata: "And sometimes attacks need no help to fight chaos..."
Julian: *Julian whacks the Void good in the mouth! AND NOW IT IS CAN BE WEAPONS TIME. Julian takes out a...* *Switchblade. WHHEAK.* *Julian's gonna cut the Void good! Or is he?* *CURSES, FOILED AGAIN.* *More Weapons :D* *Water Bottle. WHEAK.*
Metal Man (GM): Welcome to bad luck zone.
Julian: *Or knife Hilt. Whatever. Smashy Smashy!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Oh boy. >:(* *Aaaaand... Sure, Why Not.* *BRICK IN YO' FACE.* *POW.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian deals more damage, lands, and heads back to the group.*
Dragoshi: *Okay, in any case... Dragoshi creates a Gravity Well in the Void's area in order to make a Void accordion. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): The Void is hit... suddenly, the entire stage shakes. Battle Over!
Dragoshi: "...What the hell?"
Darkdata: "Woah" *Snaps out of what he was thinking.*
Bonecrusher is dumbfounded, like it's anything new.
Wolfman: "...okay, what did you just do Dragoshi?"
Metal Man (GM): He falls on his hands, breathing heavily... much like Ganondorf. Then he gets up, powers up... and goes to attack... ...and falls over.
Wolfman: "This place shouldn't be shaking!"
The Void: "You... shall... ...not..."
Dragoshi: "...Man, I didn't expect that Gravity Well to do this."
Metal Man (GM): He becomes silent... his body covered in hordes of holes, scratches, and dents.
Wolfman turns to the Void... who... is dying?!?
Metal Man (GM): The four Smash Emblems float up... the massive portal behind him begins to close.
Dragoshi: *Once again gets into stance and looks at Void.*
Julian: "...Wow, nice one."
Digifanatic: "I'm not going to say anything yet... Aside from aye, Julian."
Wolfman observes the Smash Emblems floating...
Metal Man (GM): The Void lays dead, as the portal slowly closes.
Darkdata: "Aetos never returned..."
Wolfman: .oO(Do I let them float, or do I use them again?)
Digifanatic: "Well, I wouldn't say that yet, judging by the words of Master Hand."
Dahl: "...Can't be that easy..."
Julian: "Looks like the Void's nothin' but a straight-up punk after-all. So... how we get outta here?"
Metal Man (GM): Master Hand flies in, and congratulates the Questers.
Dragoshi: "Yeah... It's never that easy."
Master Hand: "Indeed, The Void is dead. It is all over... the portal shall close, and all shall be returned to normal..."
Garrick: "...that can't be it..."
Wolfman: "...that was too easy though."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, kinda anti-climatic."
Wolfman: "Well... not really 'easy' per se, but..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. It just can't be. I mean, Wolf's right."
Wolfman: "Thanks Digi."
Master Hand: "You fought well, and he is... dead."
Metal Man (GM): The credits roll to the side...
Metal Man: "SUPER SMASH QUEST--"
Azure: "...I was expecting less.."
Dragoshi: "...I mean... There's no way a simple Gravity Well could've ended that."
Metal Man (GM): GMs: Wolfman, Nick Caligo (GM), Metal Man, others... Original Five Questers: Coop, Canadian Yosheh, Panzer, Demon...
Julian: "What's so hard to believe? Anythin' dies if you punch it hard enough."
Dragoshi: "I suppose so. But, still. It's the friggin' Void."
Metal Man (GM): Special Thanks to H----...