Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 395: Years later...

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Date: August 23rd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): *Screen is perfectly dark.* It has been 5 years since the crisis with The Void, Kuja, and all of the other crazy stuff. Nintendus has become a far more lawful place again. Note the word 'Become'. The name, Nintendus, thus, is gone; only used to refer to it as a planet. Instead, it is much more of a multiverse; not only are the worlds of the past accessible, but many new ones as well.
Metal Man (GM): *Camera pivots to show the old Stadium.* The Melee Stadium, old and unused, fell into disrepair. Metal Man vanished after the Melee Questers were disbanded. Indeed, the old Stadium was demolished soon after and that was all for the old Questers.
Metal Man (GM): But Master Hand was not done with his tournaments... indeed... he had a far grander idea now! Construction began on the new, enhanced, far more exciting Brawl Stadium. More fighters, better arenas, and everything else one could ask for.
Metal Man (GM): *Camera moves about 3 miles to the left of the old Stadium, closer to Toad Town. One can now see the 'new Stadium'; it is a rounded rectangle shape. However, the outside edges have many buildings of their own on it, and the arena sits atop an entire floor. In time, I will discuss the layout of that; but first.
Metal Man (GM): *Image of the original 'Questers wanted!' notice posted on a wall.* The Master Hand had realized the value of the old Questers. Indeed, he saw how they allowed the Melee battles to go on much longer than the previous tournament. So... when the time came, he simply put up a new call for Questers.
Metal Man (GM): *A newer paper is plastered over the old; detailing things like pay, Melee moves, what have you.* And naturally, they came back again. Some new, some old, some in-between... but they came.
Metal Man (GM): *Camera enters the Stadium; into the new R&R. It has been lengthened, and now features a handful of flat screen TVs, and some general-use holo-consoles for research and stuff. Also, new couches and chairs...* Everyone is here.
Wolfman finishes up tightening the last screw holding up one of the TVs.
Wolfman: "Alright, it's hooked up."
Chancé: .oO(Now... how long until it falls...)
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak is here, although he looks slightly older. He has a black shirt and is looking over the new Melee remote.
Wolfman REALLY needs a break... after helping with posters and doing random stuff... gah.
Digifanatic: .oO(Ah... so nice to be doing this again... I loved my last few jobs, but this is it.)
Dragoshi: *Is prolly' leaning 'gainst the wall, as per usual.*
Professor Oak: "Hmmm how good is thi---" *He turns to the Questers.* "Gah! Welcome, new Questers! Er... and some old ones, too..."
Wolfman: "Oak, can you look into finding someone else to take over my job in a few years?"
Dragoshi: *Waves claw.* "Yo."
Deloth: "Heya, Oak."
Professor Oak: "Oh... I am busy with that as we speak. Speaking of that..."
Digifanatic: "Hello, Professor. Nice to be here."
Dragoshi: "Hm?"
Metal Man (GM): He shows off the new 'Brawl' Remote.
Chancé: "Hello Professor Oak. It is nice to meet such a bright scientist such as yourself."
Metal Man (GM): It looks like a streamlined Wiimote, with an LCD screen.
Professor Oak: "Master Hand crafted us a new Fighter Remote, which unlike the previous one, is not cursed. At least, not to my knowledge..."
Deloth: "...I thought you would stay away from those things by now."
Wolfman: "So Crazy Hand didn't touch it, right?"
Professor Oak: "Those present today shall become the first Brawl Questers. Crazy Hand? Of course not. Now... who wishes to go first?"
Dragoshi: *Raises claw.*"If you don't mind..."
Professor Oak: "We have tested it before. This version doesn't zap people either... Okay. Just step forward. Now... let me see how this works..."
Wolfman: "...good to know that I was a wonderful test subject Oak."
Deloth: "Welllll... I guess I'll try it after Drago."
Chancé: "I guess I will go after Dragoshi then. In other words, seconds."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak presses lots of buttons.
Chancé: "Thirds then."
Metal Man (GM): *BEEP BEEP BEEEP ZONK!!!!*
Dragoshi: *And, lo and behold Dragoshi gets up off the wall, and walks forward.*
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak points it at the wall... ...it shoots a bowl of popcorn into it!
Digifanatic: "After him."
Deloth: "... Oak, what is it with you and popcorn?"
Professor Oak: "...I knew I shouldn't have let Dr. Mario take a look at it... always reprogramming things to make popcorn... Er! Nothing."
Metal Man (GM): The popcorn made a nice dent in the wall.
Wolfman: "...Oak, just... nevermind... get the others to be Questers please."
Chancé eyebrow up.
Dragoshi: "...Okay. That was just wacky."
Professor Oak: "This should do it." He twists a knob, and it glows. "Yes! Much easier to use than the old one."
Chancé: "Very heavy popcorn.."
Professor Oak: "Now... Metal Man brought up a new thing... To become a Brawl Quester, you must repeat after me..."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up his right hand, with the remote in it.
Wolfman: .oO(...okay, he didn't do this before...)
Professor Oak: "I, Dragoshi, pledge to serve the Questers..."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak stares at the unusually silent Dragoshi.
Professor Oak: "Is he always that silent?"
Wolfman: "...must be shocked by the fact that you are asking for an oath."
Deloth: "...Want me to jump in until he gets himself out of shock?"
Professor Oak: "I'll go in order... so, yes." He sidesteps. Deloth can walk to Professor Oak.
Dragoshi: "Yes. Yes I am."
Wolfman: "... Dragoshi, it's called 'repeat the pledge', not 'answer the question'."
Deloth: "...Or not."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head and walks back to Dragoshi.
Professor Oak: "...Repeat after me..." He chuckles at how ridiculous this is. "I, Dragoshi, pledge to serve the Questers..."
Wolfman: .oO(Maybe I should say it instead)
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, just to end this...) "I, Dragoshi pledge to serve the Questers..."
Professor Oak: "And to never betray the Questers, or the way of good, as long as I am a Quester..."
Aribar comes into the R&R and murmurs an apology. The elf looks pretty much the same as before; blue clothes, one arm, brown hair and blue eyes, a little short..* "Apologies for being late... Got a little sidetracked when my shoes got untied."
Dragoshi: "And, to never betray the Questers, or the way of good, as long as I am a Quester..."
Deloth: "How do you even TIE your shoes, anyways?"
Aribar: "Magic."
Wolfman: "Quiet... let Oak finish."
Aribar murmurs an apology and goes to take a seat.*
Professor Oak: "And to protect the stability of this multiverse, I also pledge to refrain from usage of devices that would destroy it, aid those who would wish to destroy it, or give power to those like Kuja, Charles Magellean, or The Void..."
Dragoshi: "And, to protect the stability of this multiverse, I also pledge to refrain from usage of devices that would destroy it, and aid those who would wish to destroy it, or give power to those like Kuja, Charles Magellean, or The Void..."
Professor Oak: "Thus I am now to consider myself a Quester, until otherwise fired, released, or killed in the line of duty."
Aribar: .oO(Killed? I wonder if he means just once...)
Dragoshi: "Thus, I am now to consider myself a Quester, until otherwise fired, released, or killed in the line of duty."
Professor Oak: "There." He presses a button, and then a strange beam hits Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): He gains his melee moves and Quester stats. It feels somewhat warm, like it was a heat ray that hit him, but no shocks or zaps. Heh.
Dragoshi: "Huh. Well, that feels a lot better. Thanks." *Walks back to the wall.*
Professor Oak: "So... Deloth, your turn." He stares. "Weren't you dead?"
Deloth: "Yes."
Professor Oak: "Oh. Okay then."
Metal Man (GM): A few minutes later, everyone has said the pledge.
Professor Oak: "Now that all of you are Questers... ...hmmm. You need a mission... but..."
Metal Man (GM): He thinks.
Professor Oak: "OH! I almost forgot. Come this way."
Digifanatic gladly follows.
Metal Man (GM): He turns to the wall, and pushes in one of the televisions.
Deloth heads along with the oth--huh?
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along.*
Metal Man (GM): ...The wall opens up to reveal a hidden hallway. It has pictures of old Questers and a nice red carpet.
Deloth: "...That wasn't here last time."
Chancé I will have fun figuring this place out..
Chancé follows Oak.
Aribar: "Interesting.." *Walks over to the hallway's entrance.*
Metal Man (GM): Oak walks inside... to the Briefing Room (Aka The 'Bigger' Room) It's a place with all sorts of monitors, and a long table, with a display for each person.
Deloth heads down the hallway, looking around as he does so.
Wolfman also tags along, knowing about where we're going.
Metal Man (GM): The seats are nice plush velvet, and it's much cooler in here--air conditioning is far better.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi checks if he's got a pic in the hallway. :p*
Digifanatic: "Very nice."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Dragoshi's picture is in there. The yellow hat wearing one, no less...
Chancé: "So these are some of the other old questers?"
Metal Man (GM): Oak sits in the chair at the end of the table, and the chairs for the Questers would back up so they could sit automatically.
Professor Oak: "Yes."
Wolfman reclines in one of his seats.
Deloth: "Now THAT'S luxury. You seriously outdid yourself this time."
Dragoshi: *Takes his seat, because yes.*
Chancé takes a seat near Oak.
Deloth takes a seat and leans back.
Professor Oak: "Metal Man requested their pictures be immortalized. It was one of 10,000 things, and I'm not kidding, he wrote on his 'things to do' list which he dropped in the floor of the old Stadium."
Wolfman: "Have the other 9999 things been done?"
Aribar: "That's a great deal..." *Sits down.*
Professor Oak: "Mostly... but... Skyhigh is dead, so we can't poke him in the eye. Now, for a mission."
Wolfman chuckles at that thought.
Chancé: "Skyhigh?"
Metal Man (GM): He turns a knob, and... ...indeed, there is a mission right there.
Professor Oak: "Wha???"
Wolfman: "...it's a long story Chancé."
Dragoshi: "Hmm?"
Professor Oak: "Nobody knew about this except for..."
Metal Man (GM): All see the 'for' field. It's Peach.
Professor Oak: "...The Smashers."
Deloth: "...So what's Peach got to do with this?"
Metal Man (GM): Peach's mission is ID'd as #001. The title is "Missing Invitation." Professor Oak opens it up, and indeed, a hologram of Peach appears in the center of the table.
Wolfman: .oO(...yep. Definitely outdid themselves)
Peach: "Hi. I know I shouldn't be doing this, but this is really, really important! There's this tournament coming up, and... somebody stole my invitation to it! I already know I'm invited, but... it's really important!"
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
Professor Oak: "I should alert you... that is Peach speaking to us right now. She happened to be on the grounds when we chose to accept her mission."
Chancé: "I thought Peach became a much better fighter over the years, how did it get stolen?"
Wolfman: "I'm guessing you prefer things in writing Peach?"
Deloth: "...I can think of worse first jobs. Anything else we should know?"
Dragoshi: "How is it really important, anyway?"
Aribar: "Hm.."
Peach: "...I shouldn't have to explain it to you. I can't just let people steal my things! Besides... I figured out who it probably was."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Bowser walking nearby as Peach gets the invitation. A few moments later, she looks for it, and it's gone.
Deloth: "...Natch."
Digifanatic: "Of course."
Dragoshi: .oO(Saw that one coming)
Chancé: "Ah, I see... Old Koopa is at it again."
Wolfman: "...I mean no disrespect Peach, but shouldn't Mario be going after him now?"
Peach: "Mario? Well, I would ask him, but..."
Metal Man (GM): It shows Mario and Luigi fighting one another in the arena.
Peach: "They're kind of busy with their tournament bout. Of course, that's just a warm up, but..."
Aribar: "I wonder why he stole it? Eh, I guess we can ask when we go and get it from him."
Wolfman: "...right. Sibling Rivalry."
Peach: "You guys could probably find him faster."
Professor Oak: "Thanks to our new high-tech systems, we have tracked down Bowser to be... ..."
Chancé: "Well, I am willing to accept the mission, what about the rest of you?"
Professor Oak: "...A couple hundred feet from the left side of the Stadium??? Looks like an easy mission, Questers. We don't even need the warp room!"
Deloth: "...Then let's go, people!"
Professor Oak: "Here, you can take this door to follow him."
Metal Man (GM): A door opens... which goes out the left side of the Stadium.
Wolfman: "Well, that IS fast."
Deloth jumps over the back of his chair and takes off to the door.
Metal Man (GM): It's got blue carpeting instead of red. Also, there's some windows that show the garden outside.
Chancé: "We will be right back with your invitation Princess Peach."
Dragoshi: *Moves on along and out of the door.*
Chancé heads out the door.
Peach: "Thank you!"
Professor Oak: "Good luck, Questers. I'll be here... ...fixing that dent the popcorn function made."
Aribar: "This is far too easy.." *The half-elf says his goodbye to the mad professor and the princess before following the others out the door.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Odd... but hey, whatever works...) *follows the others out.*
Wolfman: .oO(It never is easy...)
Wolfman follows along.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk outside after a few hallways. It is nice outside. The grass is green. No ominous red stuff either. No clouds. The sun is out, and just down the dirt path, Bowser is slowly walking away.
Wolfman: .oO(...yeah, too easy)
Metal Man (GM): His shell looks a little duller than the Questers would remember. He must be getting older.
Deloth takes off after Bowser, zig-zagging and doing handsprings as he runs for no apparent reason.
Wolfman: .oO(Sheesh... going already?!?)
Aribar picks up the pace a bit.* "Hey, Del, let him at least explain himself first."
Metal Man (GM): Something fishy is out there. Aribar sees it... A metallic glint in the bushes to the left. Which quickly vanishes. Deloth, running down, would reach Bowser first. Bowser turns around, and sees Deloth. He doesn't seem particularly mean... or happy, either.
Bowser: "Huh. What's going on... ...wait... aren't you dead?"
Aribar whispers to the others nearby, "Hey, I saw something... All isn't as it seems."
Wolfman: .oO(...well, might as well see how Deloth does.)
Dragoshi: *Looks at Ari and whispers back.* "What'd you see?"
Chancé: "What did you say Aribar?"
Wolfman looks to Aribar, giving a look that screams "huh"?
Deloth chooses not to respond to that, instead using Fox Illusion to close the gap and, hopefully, send Bowser for a loop.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Oh?" *sees if he can take a look at what Ari saw*
Metal Man (GM): He's hit face-first and falls over.
Bowser: "WARGH!!! What was that for?"
Metal Man (GM): It's too late for Digi to see that glint now.
Aribar: "Something in the bushes." *Glances away from the bushes back to Del and Bowser.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Deloth is roughing up Bowser.
Deloth: "Fork over the invitation, Bowser!"
Bowser: "What invitation? Oh. You mean this?" He takes out one with... his name on it.
Aribar: "Hey, don't hurt your elders too badly! ... Even your giant evil koopa elders!"
Bowser: "This one's mine, sorry, punk."
Chancé walks over towards where Deloth is.
Deloth: "...Uh."
Bowser: "I've gotta bulk up before the tournament gets to me."
Wolfman: "It's fine that you want to bulk up, but outright stealing is not allowed."
Chancé: "Hmm, you never stole the Princess' invitation?"
Deloth: "Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. I thought you had swiped an invitation, not gotten your own."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Peach says you have her invitation."
Dragoshi: *to Ari again.* "What was the something?"
Bowser: "Stole the Princess' invitation? Why would you think I would do that? I mean... I only wanted to kidnap the princess... not a piece of paper..."
Aribar shrugs and whispers back, "I just caught it out of the corner of my eye... Saw the sun gleam off of it, though... Like metal.."
Deloth: "...Uh. Sorry about that."
Chancé opens his dex and messages back to the arena?
Wolfman decides to use his Dex's hopeful "lie detector" function in steal mode to see if Bowser is honest.
Aribar: "Then why would Peach say you stole it?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser appears to be honest. He also seems highly confused.
Deloth: "...Because he's the natural suspect?"
Dragoshi: "Like metal... Strange. Maybe this strange thing you saw could be related to the theft."
Deloth: "No offense."
Wolfman: "...guys, Bowser is innocent." .oO(For once.)
Bowser: "I don't know... Peach hates me or somethin'... yeah. That's it. Peach hates me! Now, if you could stop hittin' me, punks..." He goes to walk off.
Dragoshi: *Didn't even poke the guy, much less hit him for that matter.*
Chancé: "It seems that bowser was not the one who took it Oak, can we have a playback of the recording of the theft?"
Digifanatic: *whispers.* "Bowser lying... ha. Nice try, I'd say."
Deloth: *sweatdrops...*
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman and Aribar see the metal object again. It is closer.
Wolfman gets a closer look... woah. *attempts to dex it.*
Aribar: "Saw it again.." *The elf murmurs this before calling out to Bowser, "Hey, Wait!"*
Bowser: "What is it now?" He stops.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman dexes it...
Dex: "...DING!"
Aribar: "Have you seen anything odd around here?"
Dex: "Spiked Troopa. One of Bowser's common troops."
Wolfman: "We found a rogue Koopa Troop for you."
Koopa: "Rogue? Not me! I was just coming here to..."
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa walks out of the grass.
Chancé hears the voice...
Metal Man (GM): He sees the Questers.
Chancé: "Hmm?"
Wolfman: "To what?"
Koopa: "...Sell life insurance!"
Digifanatic: "Waaaaaaaaaiit a minute..."
Chancé: "Or was it... to steal Bowser's invitation?"
Wolfman: .oO(...I am not believing any of this.)
Koopa: "Yes! I mean... no! Not at all!"
Deloth glances back at the others, heading to the bush as well to see what exactly's going on...
Koopa: "Not that invitation!"
Digifanatic: "OH!"
Aribar takes a step back from the koopa.* "Ah! A horrible thief! Or a path-to-path salesman.."
Digifanatic: "And a worse liar."
Wolfman: "...WHOSE invitation?"
Deloth: "Okay, what'd I mis--who the heck are you?" *points to the Troopa.*
Wolfman is glaring at this Koopa now.
Chancé: "So you took The Princess' invitation?"
Koopa: "I'll tell you... ...if you can do a headstand! All of you! At once!"
Deloth: "..."
Koopa: "Yes! Just do that, and I will tell you what I have... borrowed."
Aribar: "... That's an absurd and random request."
Digifanatic: "Borrowed?!"
Deloth: "Let's kill him."
Chancé: "*Yelling.* Bowser! Can you tell us if this is one of your clan, or someone you know?"
Wolfman: "Not yet Deloth... let's not have violence if we can avoid it."
Bowser: "Beats me... you figure it out." Bowser walks out of earshot.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently Bowser has inherited Dragoshi's apathy.
Deloth: "...Can I least slap him around while we interrogate him?"
Koopa: "Uh. I am one of Bowser's minions... but... he sort of suspended me for the incident while cleaning the Clown Copter."
Chancé: "Well, I am not standing on my head, nor would any of you, it would give him time to run."
Aribar: "Little Koopa, you do realize we're the Questers, correct? The real deal? People who have saved this realm and trounced your king several times over?"
Koopa: "Now... headstands, or I'm not telling! The Quesadillas?"
Wolfman will attempt the head stand then... might as well play along.
Deloth: "How about a counteroffer? You tell us, or we get angry. And you wouldn't like us when we get angry."
Koopa: "No. The Questers were ungodly supermen who ate diamonds and smashed planets!"
Digifanatic: "Ate diamonds?"
Aribar snaps his fingers, causing some magical fire to fwoom up for a moment.* "And caused fire to appear at will?"
Koopa: "You just look like people who hang out in alleys drinking beer. Yeah."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman then falls over mid-headstand. Oof.
Koopa: "Fire? Yes, but whenever they did that... entire cities exploded!"
Wolfman has apparently forgotten how to do a proper head stand. "Don't say I didn't try."
Koopa: "Also, they could do headstands. Unlike... that guy over there."
Deloth: "Forget it, Wolf. Let's just bash him."
Chancé attempts to appear wise and not to be falling for the Koopa's tricks.
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa looks at Deloth... ...and laughs at him.
Digifanatic also gives the Koopa a bit of a staredown, trying to subdue him into, at the very least, shutting up.
Metal Man (GM): Then he looks at Chance`, and thinks something else. Then he sees Digifanatic.
Koopa: "Wait... that's it... you are Digifanatic... destroyer of worlds! Ahhhhh!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He runs away screaming.
Deloth: "...Crap." *STOP THAT PIGEO--er, KOOPA!*
Digifanatic: *glaring.* .oO(Destroyer of worlds?!)
Chancé: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He's kinda fast, too...
Deloth races off after him.
Chancé starts to run after him.
Wolfman joins in the chase.
Digifanatic: "I don't think I destroy worlds, but..." *running.*
Aribar starts after the others... Slowly.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth runs in front of him and stops the way, and Digi catches up to him. Meanwhile, Wolfman and Aribar are left in the dust. Dragoshi trails behind Digi.
Chancé attempts to run after him too.
Metal Man (GM): Chancé is with Digi. The Koopa sees he's surrounded... so he takes out a remote.
Chancé: "A... remote?"
Koopa: "Uh... well... don't try anything, because while you were busy interrogating Bowser, I... took this from him!"
Deloth tries to get it out of his hand with a blast of Fire Breath!
Wolfman needs to work out more.
Koopa: "It has... a big Red Button---Gah!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi hits the remote. It flies out of the Koopa's hand... ...And lands face down.
Deloth: *Toasteh.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK.* The red button has been activated.
Digifanatic tries to back off a step or two.
Chancé: "... did I just hear a...?"
Dragoshi: "...I could've just stolen that you know."
Metal Man (GM): There is a whirring from somewhere far off. ...The Questers see the Clown Copter.
Chancé: "Does that button summon the clown car?"
Metal Man (GM): And it's looking evil.
Deloth drops to a crouch and looks up.
Chancé looks up...
Chancé: "Yes it does.."
Deloth: "...Hoo boy."
Digifanatic: "Now it gets interesting."
Wolfman gets caught up... what the?
Koopa: "And for your information, I did steal something else... but it wasn't an invitation." He takes out Mario's car keys. "I took these, you fools! Ha ha ha haaa!"
Wolfman: "Okay, what's the Clown Copter doing here?"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps upwards.
Wolfman: "...come back here with those car keys!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Heh heh... those aren't Bowser's!)
Wolfman leaps up to follow.
Metal Man (GM): And lands in the Koopa Copter.
Wolfman midairs!
Dragoshi: *Tries to jump up to him!*
Deloth glances around for something to throw into the Clown Car's propeller.
Chancé: "Guys... he does not have the invitation... Though he did steal.."
Chancé attempts to hit the propeller of the clown car's bottom with an arrow or two.
Digifanatic might as well try to fight...
Wolfman will battle then.
Aribar stays on the ground and starts to conjure up some magical exploding goodness!*
Dragoshi: *Ehh... Might as wel.*
Dragoshi: *of course I get crap.*
Metal Man (GM): Chancé somehow manages to fly into the propeller and takes damage... and will also be dead last. Deloth finds a stick. A thick stick.
Deloth: "...Better than nothing. Watch your heads, guys!"
Deloth reels back and throws the stick at the props.Also, the stick lands on the ground.
Deloth: "...Well, I remember why I hate this job."
Aribar decides to start things off with a bang! He conjures up two orbs of orange and edgy looking energy. He then pulls his arm back before sweeping it towards the Clown Copter's occupant, causing the orbs to practically leap at their victim. If they hit the Koopa... Boom!* (Missile * 2)
Metal Man (GM): The Clown Copter attempts to dodge the missiles by moving left, then right.
Wolfman will reorganize himself as well as possible to just flat out Hip Drop him.
Metal Man (GM): It dodges both of those.
Aribar: "Blast! I didn't think that copter was THAT agile..."
Digifanatic starts off his turn by reaching into his malletspace collection of "doom" and pulls out a golf club! Noting the spikes, he grips it up and gives it a huge up-to-down swing, trying to bash the Koopa's head!
Metal Man (GM): Hit! The Copter barely evades Wolfman's hip drop.
Wolfman just hip drops the ground in frustration.
Metal Man (GM): Clown Copter guy takes out a robot Koopa and chucks it at Wolfman.
Wolfman attempts to roll backwards to avoid this!
Wolfman gets bonked.
Metal Man (GM): 1 Mecha koopa is milling around on the ground. Clown Copter guy chucks another Mecha Koopa, this time at Dragoshi. Failure!
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi, looking at the Mecha-Koopas decides to do one thing... Run up, and jump on one of them.*
Metal Man (GM): BONK. It curls up into its very heavy, metallic shell.
Dragoshi: *Then, Dragoshi would try to pick it up. Now Dragoshi has a Mecha Koopa in hand. And what does one do with a Mecha Koopa? Why, throw them at the propeller so it messes up the Clown Car!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Koopa: "Arghhh!!!!"
Digifanatic: "Bam!"
Dragoshi: *Pumps his fist in victory!*
Deloth: *Okay, let's try this again... Fire Breath!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, 'cause he can't dodge, naturally.
Chancé: "Hmm, now how to go about this... Where did that big stick go?"
Metal Man (GM): It's on the ground next to two other Mecha Koopas.
Chancé goes to pick it up and give it a toss at the propeller!
Metal Man (GM): He attempts to swerve out of the way. Hit!
Wolfman doesn't see an immediate result with that maneuver...
Digifanatic tries for a different strategy this time... he winds up his right hand and lobs two fireballs up at the Koopa. (Clown Copter propellers if he can't reach the Koopa.)
Metal Man (GM): The stick hits the propeller and deals damage.
Aribar snaps his fingers again and a spark whirls about in the palm of his hand, slowly getting bigger...* "You're gonna like this one." (Charging step of Fire.)
Digifanatic tries for a different strategy this time... he winds up his right hand and lobs two fireballs up at the Koopa. (Clown Copter propellers if he can't reach the Koopa.)
Metal Man (GM): The Clown Kopter veers quickly to the right! And both hit!
Digifanatic: *BURNY BURNY.*
Wolfman will just do dex analyzing on this copter.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf fails to dex it.
Wolfman will just try dexing again then... gotta focus.
Metal Man (GM): Success.
Dex: "...DING! Koopa Copter w/Koopa Troopa."
Metal Man (GM): HP: 133/150. Melee Attack: 1. Ranged Attack: 6. Thrown Attack: 5. Dodge: 5. Block: 5. AWARENESS: 5.
Dex: "Well armed, but somewhat low on health. The driver is rather inexperienced and has been in trouble for stunts like this before. Throws mecha koopas, fireballs, and occasionally gigantic cannonballs. End of entry."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like he's been working on his biceps..."
Wolfman: "Hardly."
Koopa: "All right... you're ALL going down!"
Chancé: "Aww. And I was going to use my all powerful knowledge of biology on it."
Metal Man (GM): The Copter flies around like mad, hurling flames everywhere--this attack threatens everyone!
Chancé frowns.
Metal Man (GM): But he has bad luck, so don't worry -too- much :p
Chancé dodges by jumping to the left.
Wolfman can't dodge though... base damage for him!
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi tries to dodge this barrage of FIAR by zooming around like the dodging... person... thing that he is!*
Digifanatic tries to take a huge jump over it.
Deloth attempts to jump the Copter as it swoops towards him. Good idea or bad idea? We shall see.
Dragoshi: *Base damage.*
Metal Man (GM): Some damage to Digi and Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Ow.*
Digifanatic: *takes the flames with a grain of salt.*
Aribar: *Aribar can't dodge the fire since he's charging up his spell... Hopefully that doesn't drop his charge.*
Metal Man (GM): Some damage to Aribar.
XaoShi sprints the 200 feet from the HQ* "Oi, Digi! You didn't tell me there was a brawl going on! You're making me miss all the fun, lad.."
Digifanatic: "I didn't know it was my responsibility!"
XaoShi jumps off Digi's back towards the copter.
XaoShi: "Oi, you Technicolored metal mime wannabe, meet Foot Man!" *he spins towards the copter with a powerful heel kick.* (Spin Attack)
Metal Man (GM): Hit! One more hit could defeat him!
XaoShi dents his foot on the copter, falling back to the ground near the ground.* "Frigging mug, that hurt..."
Aribar: "Time to burn!" *The fireball's grown to about twice the size of one of Mario's little flames. He thrusts his hand forward and the fireball flies unerringly at the Copter just like a +5 spear towards that weak cannon fodder enemy at level 1.* (WEAK FIREBALL!!!1)
Metal Man (GM): BLAM. The Clown Copter crashes into the ground!
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi tries to grab the Koopa before he runs away!*
Metal Man (GM): The Koopa isn't going anywhere. Mario's keys drop onto the ground. Bowser walks right back into view.
Dragoshi: *'Kay. So, anyway, Dragoshi takes back the keys the Koopa stole.*
Bowser: "What in the??? I knew that was my Clown Copter flying out here!"
Chancé: "It seems this guy took the clown car remote."
Koopa: "Ugh... not again..."
Chancé points to the koopa.
Dragoshi: "He stole the remote to it." *Points to the Koopa.*
Bowser: "...Him again? Dang it! That's the third time this week!"
Aribar: "Don't beat him up yet. We still need to get Peach's invitation off of him."
Digifanatic: "He's a nut."
Bowser: "Oh... Peach's invitation... that reminds me!"
XaoShi: "Cheeky little punk was making a blasted mess of things for a bit there.."
Dragoshi: "Yes, Bowser?"
Wolfman: "What do you know Bowser?"
Bowser: "I have an idea of where that fell... ...but what made you think I took it first?"
Digifanatic: "Cause we got a message from the Princess herself."
Deloth: "A misleading video clip."
Dragoshi: "Wrong place, wrong time, typicality."
Bowser: "I hate Peach. No way I'd be giving her back her invitation. And burning it wouldn't do any good anyway..."
Wolfman: "Faulty video information."
Bowser: "Ah... could you show me it? I wanna see if it's as I thought it was."
Wolfman attempts to use his Smash Dex to play the tape again.
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman takes a few tries to make it work. Bowser watches.
Bowser: "Hm... interesting!"
Chancé: "Allow me."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Peach walking... ...and Bowser simply being in the way.
Bowser: "She didn't lose it there."
Chancé takes out his dex and plays back the streamed video.
Bowser: "She... lost it in those funky ruins over there!"
Metal Man (GM): He points to the burnt up remains of the old Stadium.
Dragoshi: "...The old HQ?"
Chancé: "How did you know?"
Deloth: "Why would she be in there?"
Bowser: "Yep... was on a walk, and I was spying on her as usual... when this guy over here wanted to do something for no reason!"
Digifanatic looks to see just how well Bowser's lying... or being honest.
Metal Man (GM): He points at the Koopa.
Koopa: "But... didn't you say 'Steal Mario's keys?"
Bowser: "No! I said 'Borrow some cheese!' I wouldn't give you any important missions... nope... not after you destroyed a house in Toad Town, when I told you to go hose down the Clown Car!"
Metal Man (GM): He seems to be telling the truth. Rumors seem to be thrown about that Bowser spies on Peach a lot.
Digifanatic: .oO(Hmm... maybe he's not being stubborn as I think he may be.)
Aribar: "... What?"
Chancé: "Bowser, why not bring him to the arena as a 'training partner'?"
Bowser: "That might be a decent idea... after I'm done with him."
Metal Man (GM): He picks up the Koopa and knocks him against the Clown Copter a bit, then leaps into the Clown Copter.
Bowser: "Now then... you punks go find that meaningless letter. I have dinner to cook!" He flies off.
Wolfman: "Good luck on the tournament Bowser."
Aribar: "Have fun."
Digifanatic: "The ruins, huh?"
Metal Man (GM): There's a fork in the road just ahead.
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Metal Man (GM): They go to those old stadium ruins.
Chancé: "Good luck then, remember metal can burn food easily!"
Digifanatic: *Checks one more time just to make sure he's not guessing too quickly.*
Chancé heads towards the ruins.
Digifanatic: "Maybe he is right..."
Deloth heads on to the Old Stadium ruins.
Digifanatic: "I dunno.
Digifanatic follows.
Wolfman feels... a sense of nostalgia.
XaoShi wanders towards the ruins, growing quiet to tune into the smoldering remains.
Wolfman: .oO(...so many memories...)
Aribar starts to follow the others to the ruins.* "Wonder if there's anything left.."
XaoShi: "This used to be your home, then?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk into the ruins. Here the remains of the old Big Room are seen. Indeed... the way to the old R&R is there, too.
Digifanatic: "Dang..."
Metal Man (GM): There is no trace of the note yet, but the old Big Room has many features.
Dragoshi: "Heh..."
Deloth: "...Why'd they torch this place?"
Digifanatic: .oO(No, I won't torture Aribar...)
Metal Man (GM): There's an old light switch...
Deloth: "They never needed to..."
Wolfman gets into the old big room... wow...
Metal Man (GM): Stairs to nowhere... And a safe.
Wolfman: "...okay, if I was a human, I would be having tears right now."
Dex: "It burnt down in an accidental fire during demolition. The crew decided they'd leave what was left, for fear of whatever may remain on this spot."
Chancé: "Hmm, If I was bowser being a jerk, I would toss it in a safe."
Digifanatic: "Sounds plausible..."
Deloth reaches over and flips the light switch, still staring at the burnt wreckage.
Wolfman: "So we crack open the safe?"
Metal Man (GM): *BZORT* The light switch is broken. Though it has a plastic plate on it.
Digifanatic walks over to the safe and sees if he can remember the code or such.
Metal Man (GM): Can't remember it; only Metal used that safe, seemingly.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... should I ring Metal up?"
XaoShi sits down, listening for any sounds of remnants of this place, perhaps a flutter of paper.
Chancé: "It seems like the logical choice Ian."
Digifanatic: "Maybe he remembers."
Aribar: "I haven't heard from him in five years... I don't know if you could even do that."
Wolfman: "Hmm... wait..."
Wolfman tries calling out to SIMBER.
Wolfman: "Are you still there SIMBER?"
Digifanatic: *does wait.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing.
Dex: "There is no power to the building."
Chancé: "Wouldn't this 'SIMBER' have been moved?"
Digifanatic then tries contacting Metal via Dex.
Wolfman: "...well, so much for that idea."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing but an answering machine... the same one heard for 5 years.
Deloth continues just standing there, staring in shock at what used to be the Stadium.
Deloth: "...I can't believe they'd tear it down..."
Digifanatic: "You're right... not there."
Metal Man: "Hi, this is Metal. I'm off duty now, so this number is kind of dead. You can leave a message in the vain hope I'd see it, though!" *beep.*
Aribar: "Eh, I guess there was no reason to keep it up.."
Dex: "It was torn down to help build the new Stadium. Also, due to contamination from a variety of dangerous devices studied here."
Chancé uses his skills to look for the letter on the floor.
Digifanatic: "Wolf, you worked in administrations and such... think you may remember the code?"
Metal Man (GM): Nope... not on the floor.
Wolfman: "I'll try... I did have Knowledge of this place..."
Dex: "It may be possible to restore power. It was never disconnected."
Digifanatic: "I dunno if you used the safe or not, but you were pretty high on the list."
Wolfman attempts to recall such knowledge now.
Chancé: "How would we restore power dex?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolf recalls plenty. Metal used the same old combination on that vault as any others.
Dex: "Unknown. One would have to find the main generator, or a power line."
Aribar walks about the remains of the Big Room..* "Seems odd that anyone would come here.."
Chancé: "Hmm. Any luck wolf?"
Metal Man (GM): It should open like any of the others Wolf knows; just a few turns away.
Wolfman: "...maybe..."
Wolfman goes to the safe and tries some of the codes Metal used in the past.
Metal Man (GM): The safe door opens. ...Nuts... nothing good in here.
Wolfman: *fake Zelda tune.*
Metal Man (GM): There is...
Wolfman: "...Metal did clean house."
Metal Man (GM): A bottle of Schnapps... And a picture of Wolfman.
Digifanatic then tries searching the room for any other possible papers that may be the invitation.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently, things Metal left behind for no reason.
Wolfman takes the Schnapps.
XaoShi: "Wolf... why would a picture of you be deemed so valuable?"
Chancé: "Hmm, not in the safe, as far as I can tell not on the floor.."
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds a piece of paper. 'Note to self: Steal Doorknobs.'
Deloth grabs the picture. You never know, it might be handy.
XaoShi grabs the Schnapps - it could be even more fortuitous.
Wolfman: "No clue. Perhaps I helped found this place?"
Chancé gives the place a general look over, though he is still thinking of the power supply.
Metal Man (GM): The Schnapps has 'PzKw' written on it.
Wolfman: "As far as this bottle of Schnapps goes... I have... figures."
Metal Man (GM): It is, for some reason, somewhat cool to the touch.
Wolfman: "Panzer, where ARE you?!?"
Metal Man (GM): Chancé sees nothing new.
Aribar hrms and heads up the steps to nowhere, looking them over...
Dex: "Panzer location: Unknown. Metal Man location: Unknown."
Deloth: "Geez, I wonder what else is here..."
Chancé: "I can't find anything. Maybe one of you will have better luck."
Metal Man (GM): The steps to nowhere take Aribar up to some wires hanging free in the wind. They look electrical in nature.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *looks around the grounds again... maybe in the garbage or somewhere like that.*
Metal Man (GM): One side comes from power lines; the other are from the building.
Wolfman: "...thanks Dex." *shuts it off.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi fails to find anything.
Aribar calls down to Chancé.* "Hey, Chancé... You were asking the Dex how to restore power, right? Might have found a way."
Chancé: "Hmm? how so Aribar?"
Deloth looks around at the walls, particularly in holes and crevices...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds that the light switch plate doesn't fit the wall right.
Deloth: "...Eh?"
Aribar: "Found some wires up here. I'm no wizard with wiring and stuff, but I know they look like they're for electricity.."
Deloth grabs the plate and pulls it out.
Digifanatic walks over to where Deloth is...
Metal Man (GM): Peach's invitation flies on out.
Wolfman: "Well, what do you know?"
Metal Man (GM): It got hooked on the plate and pulled inside somehow.
Digifanatic: "Ahhhh..."
Deloth grabs it out of the air. Zelda jingle!
Wolfman: "...wait a second... this seems too easy."
Metal Man (GM): The plate, furthermore, was obviously added after the building was torched. How odd.
XaoShi: "Heh. Now there's a convenient.."
Wolfman turns his dex back on... and attempts a perimeter sweep across the whole area... 3 miles or so should do.
Metal Man (GM): The wires still dangle off to the side.
Deloth hangs on to the light switch plate as well. You never know.
Dragoshi: "..."
XaoShi grows quiet, scanning across the room for signs of movement, ears perked for a strange sound.
Chancé: "Wold, can you repair these wires? Then again, we did get the invite.."
Metal Man (GM): Xao hears mostly the sound of wires blowing in the wind. Although he also hears something digital clicking to the left.
Chancé: "However, who knows what we could find if you turned on the power... good our bad."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman detects nobody... yet.
XaoShi wanders a bit to the left.* "Wolf, what used to be over here?"
Wolfman goes to where XaoShi is...
Metal Man (GM): To the left is some office furniture remains, and a cylinder on the ground... which is attempting to turn on. But it doesn't have enough power, so all it's doing is clicking.
Digifanatic: *walks over.* "Well..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a complex holo-cylinder. Old looking, too.
Chancé: "So... hmm... Shall we turn it on?"
XaoShi: .oO(Well, it's... shiny. Queer little device, this.)
Digifanatic: "I think it needs a bit more power."
Wolfman gets a look at this... with the Smash Dex.
Deloth: "Er... we could take it back to the new Stadium and power it up."
XaoShi: "Think one of you can figure out how to reconnect those wires to get a bit of power over here?"
Dragoshi: "Are you really sure we should be messing around with that?"
Dex: "SIMBER cylinder. Carelessly left behind, most likely because Master Hand had no clue what it was for."
Aribar hops down the steps and over to the device.* "There's some wires up at the top of the steps... Fiddle with them and you might get some power... I don't know anything about that, though."
Wolfman: "...SIMBER!"
Chancé: "... Let's take it with us."
Wolfman: "I agree."
Dex: "It is currently attempting to turn on, but... no power."
Chancé: "Who is this SIMBER anyway?"
Digifanatic: "Good move."
Deloth: "So let's head out. We need to get this invitation back ASAP."
Dragoshi: "SIMBER? Huh. I thought he died along with the rest of the AIs after that... Incident. Strange."
Chancé goes to pick up the cylinder, thinking it's important.
XaoShi: "Dun dun dunnn... sorry, I couldn't resist. Care to explain about this SIMBER?"
Aribar: "SIMBER's a... Ah, computer person. Helped us in the past."
Wolfman: "Helpful AI program."
Chancé: "Deloth, do you have the invite?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah."
Deloth holds it up between two fingers and grins.
Aribar: "He took care of the old HQ for us."
Digifanatic: "Well, I say let's head back and take care of everything necessary."
Deloth: "Right here."
Chancé with the container starts to walk back to HQ.
Chancé: "Coming?"
Wolfman: "Hold on guys... no need to walk."
Wolfman calls up HQ on the Dex.
Deloth heads out and starts going back to the New S--
Wolfman: "Wolfman, calling Bigger Room."
Chancé: "Ch?"
XaoShi: .o0(crosses "Unpleasant exploding device" off his mental list.)
Digifanatic: "Ah, yes... Chancé, whenever we finished our missions, we'd get free warps back to HQ."
Wolfman: *out of dex voice range.* "Usually."
Digifanatic: "Handy little perk."
Chancé: "Ah, that is good."
Professor Oak: "Yes???"
Aribar: "Oh, it isn't that far of a walk.."
Professor Oak: (Dex) "Second call today... hm..."
Aribar: "Ah, wait... If you're calling Oak, might as well tell him what we found here."
Wolfman: "Can you please activate the warp for us to come back? We have the invitation, and a bonus."
Chancé: "Yeah, tell him we got the invite and this 'SIMBER."
Professor Oak: "Well... if you dislike walking that mu---"
Metal Man (GM): WARP. Everyone appears atop the Bigger Room's table.
Digifanatic: "I love it."
Chancé: "Woah!"
XaoShi blinks.
Chancé jumps down.
Professor Oak: "Ch... the new warp system's about 10 times more powerful, I see."
Deloth: "Indeed..."
Aribar: "Gah... Gotta get used to warping again.." *Blinks and realizes he's on the table... He hops off.*
Professor Oak: "What's that? I think I remember that cylinder... some."
Deloth: "Anyways. We got the invite, too."
Dragoshi: "Nice..."
Chancé hands over the SIMBER container to oak.
Deloth jumps down off of the table.
Digifanatic: "It's SIMBER, Oak."
Dragoshi: *Hops offa the table.*
Chancé: "It's someone called SIMBER?"
XaoShi slowly sits down off the table.* "Reality... isn't what it used to be."
Dragoshi: "It's SIMBER's cylinder."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak looks around.
Professor Oak: "Shhh... people don't know about that. They're... all paranoid about AIs these days."
Wolfman: "...then keep it quiet."
Professor Oak: "Something like... 'AIs support The Void!' But this is the Bigger Room, so... we're safe."
Dragoshi: "Okay. Good."
Digifanatic: "I hope."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the cylinder and opens up a wall, revealing a whole sort of computer bank.
Aribar: "People are still worried about the Void five years after its demise?"
Dragoshi: "So... I guess we keep this between us, then?" >_>
Chancé: "Anyway, can I meet this SIMBER?"
Professor Oak: "Worried? They always worry. With nothing else to think about, The Void's return is thought up. Even though he's dead."
Digifanatic: "That is strange, Professor... but yeah, that's paranoia for you."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak plugs SIMBER's cylinder in.
Professor Oak: "What is this? Something new!"
Dragoshi: "Hmm?"
Aribar: "Eh?"
Professor Oak: "He did change from that whole Void wave... wonder what he really was."
Digifanatic: "New? Oh."
Professor Oak: "...See, The Void obscured the true forms of things like AIs. All the better for them to serve him, right?"
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Digifanatic: "Oh, man, the illusions again? Geez..."
Professor Oak: "So... let's give it a whirl."
Wolfman: "...so we have no clue how SIMBER really is."
Chancé: "I am slightly confused, but ok."
Metal Man (GM): He presses the button, and SIMBER appears... a blue holographic depiction of what looks like the average man, except entirely blue. He looks much more modern-looking now.
Digifanatic: .oO(Whoa.)
SIMBER: "Hm... I thought I had been scrapped by now... Those construction workers told me "I loved The Void" and "Was out to get them"..."
XaoShi: "I can see through you."
Chancé: "You must be SIMBER, I am Chancè. We kinda rescued you."
Wolfman: "...it's a long story SIMBER."
SIMBER: "And with Metal Man gone, and everyone else on vacation, it was only the ruggedness of my cylinder..."
Aribar: "Greetings, SIMBER... Are you going to somehow kill us or subtly wait for our guards to go down, enter out computer systems, and take us over?"
SIMBER: "However, I have also realized a new thing about myself... No, no. I am actually a Galactic Federation A.I."
Dragoshi: "Galactic Federation...?"
Wolfman: "...would you know Samus?"
SIMBER: "A ship crashed here during The Void's era. So, The Void stole it, and reprogrammed me for evil."
Dragoshi: "...How peculiar."
SIMBER: "Samus? I know of, and I know Samus from my work here. However, now that I am back to normal, she would probably recognize me."
Digifanatic: *sigh.*
SIMBER: "However, I have a new mission for you."
Digifanatic: "Ooh."
Dragoshi: "What is this new mission?"
Chancé: "Hmm?"
SIMBER: "Those construction workers mistreated me and caused the old HQ to be burnt down. I want you to smack some sense into them."
Digifanatic: "Oh, nice!"
Chancé: "..."
Aribar: "You don't think they burnt it down intentionally, do you?"
Chancé: "How did they cause it to be burned down?"
SIMBER: "They burnt it intentionally." He shows a video of some Toads in construction hats.
Wolfman: "...I think you need to mellow out a bit SIMBER."
Dragoshi: "...Those sons of-"
Digifanatic: "No, I think all the paranoid freaks need to mellow down."
Metal Man (GM): They're just working on the place. Then, one of them sees SIMBER looking through the library.
Toad: "Gah! It's a monster! The Void's step brother!"
Toad2: "Ahhh!!!! We gotta stop it!"
Dragoshi: "Oh, I am so gonna knock some sense into them."
Toad: "Light the dynamite!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM!*
Digifanatic: "That sounds like a good idea, Dragoshi."
SIMBER: "The people of Toadway Construction apparently mistook me for a blue Void."
XaoShi: "Easy, Drago. What did they lose to make them so fearful?"
Chancé: "I hate race... erm... hmm... computerism?"
SIMBER: "They are very excitable, though, so I still think you'll probably fight them. The Void."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture... It's a humanoid being with two red eyes. 10 feet tall, made of TV static. Nasty bugger.
SIMBER: "His worst feature was... destroying reality."
Digifanatic: "Ahhhhh yes... him..."
Dragoshi: "Yet... We somehow destroyed him."
SIMBER: "Until the Melee Questers killed him, of course."
Dragoshi: "I remember it clearly..." *Flashback to the team attack o' dewm.*
Aribar: "... Fight a bunch of Toads? They can't even keep their town together for a month half the time. We can probably just frighten them.."
SIMBER: "So now, we have a new agenda... to teach those construction workers a lesson. However you wish. ...These Toads have dynamite."
XaoShi: "Pardon, no. What did the Void take from them? Sounds an awful lot like everything down to their sanity. Better to show them you're not like the Void by helping them, don't you think?"
Wolfman: "...can we at least take care of the construction workers later?" .oO(...SIMBER has changed)
Chancé: "SIMBER, is acting human."
SIMBER: "Well, it's up to you. I just don't want them to think I am The Void's relative... although don't tell them I'm alive. They're crazy enough to come in here after me."
Aribar: "Ah, right, highly explosive materials... That does complicate matters a bit."
SIMBER: "Human? Well, that shouldn't be a surprise... the AIs of the federation are based on past generals."
Chancé: "By the look f shock on wolfy's face, I would say that you were being limited before?"
SIMBER: "Naturally, The Void's programming destroyed most of my emotions... Limited by both The Void's unwillingness to let me betray him as well as the other AI, yes. Several AI piggybacked on my systems. It was aggravating. Especially that thing called Nova... which was entirely made up, I think."
Wolfman: "I've lost track of what was real and made up long ago."
Digifanatic: "Right..."
SIMBER: "Now that we've had the history lesson, you might want to get some rest."
Metal Man (GM): Mission #002 appears--it's 'Educate Dynamite-hurling People about AIs'
SIMBER: "Oh. By the way, they're usually atop buildings that are in the progress of being built. I hope you guys can still climb things."
Chancé: "So I guess that is our mission after we rest?"
SIMBER: "Yes."
Aribar: "... Hopefully they've built elevators into their buildings."
Digifanatic: "Heh. That'd be nice."
Dragoshi: "'Kay."
SIMBER: "Anyway... I shall be busy updating my databanks."
Digifanatic: "Very good."
Professor Oak: "Now... shall we return the invitation to Peach?"
Digifanatic: "Please do."
XaoShi: "Fair enough. Hopefully we can teach them to grow without explosives getting involved - the Toads have suffered enough, sounds like."
Chancé: "Sounds like a plan."
Metal Man (GM): Peach walks in.
Peach: "So, did Bowser have it?"
Wolfman: "Actually, no Peach."
Chancé: "It looks like he did, then hid it."
Peach: "I'm sure he took it. That evil Koopa! He... what? But how else could I have lost it?"
Chancé: "Or, were you to the ruins? You wanted to help SIMBER, correct?"
Wolfman: "We found it in the old HQ Ruins."
Dragoshi: "Yep."
Peach: "No... I went there to think, after hearing that BOWSER of all people was in the tournament!"
Chancé: "So you put it behind a panel?"
Peach: "No. But I do remember bumping into something. Shiny and... metallic. I was too busy thinking to notice it."
Digifanatic: "That Koopa Troopa..."
Wolfman: "It was a troublesome Spiky Koopa."
Peach: "...I see."
Chancé: "Anyway, *since Deloth left.* here is the invitation."
Chancé gives the slip of paper to Peach.
Metal Man (GM): Peach takes it and curtsies.
Chancé: "I hope to see you fight princess, I think you could win."
Peach: "Thank you... ...but keep a watch on Bowser. I'm sure he's out to get me!" She walks out. "And with Mario too busy fighting Luigi... I'll be sure to fight to win." *She waves and walks away.*
XaoShi: "The who fighting the which, now?"
Digifanatic: "Heh... no problem."
Chancé: "Strange girl."
Wolfman nods.
SIMBER: "Mario the Italian plumber vs. his brother Luigi, the Italian plumber. It appears to be a part of some tournament."
Digifanatic: "Well, I'd say that worked out quite alright."
Metal Man (GM): And at about now... somebody else would wander in for a visit.
XaoShi: "Fair enough, aye. Drinks, anyone? They're on me."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes, the tea..."
XaoShi wanders off, looking for a kitchen..
Chancé I wonder what the kitchen fridge has for supplies?
Chancé: "Bla."
Metal Man (GM): Kitchen fridge is fully stocked.
Dahl: *steps on in,decked out in an adventurer's outfit, big ass back pack and all.* "Hehe well now seems everything is back in order."
Chancé heads off towards the kitchen. Food on me! Join in newcomer!
Digifanatic: "Hey, Dahl. How's it been?"
Chancé picks out 5 random food items from the fridge.
XaoShi sets water on to boil, then looks for lime and orange to add to the green tea.
Chancé sees them is the fridge and tosses them to XaoShi.
Dahl: "Oh just traveling around this world." ^^
Rika yawns loudly as she steps into where everyone else is at. Her crimson hair was let down for now, and her blue eyes sparkled as she looked about. She was currently dressed in a pink sweater with a black skirt.
Dahl: "I figured 'Hey if I am going to live here, might as well go out and see the world.'"
Digifanatic: "Oh, that works."
Rika: "Wow, I really needed that nap! So, did I miss anything?"
XaoShi: "Not much, though you're about to miss tea. Want any?"
Chancé takes out a head of lettuce, a tomato sauce can, some cheese, noddles, and some bread. o_O?
Rika: "...Sure! One question..." She sits down. "What's tea?"
Dahl: *ear twitches and blinks ... then shakes her head * " ... huh ... I must be losing my mind."
Chancé tosses them all on the stove and hopes it tastes good...
Digifanatic: "What is it, Dahl?"
Chancé tastes it... needs more pepper...
Dahl: "I think I hear my mother." *not even looking in Rika's direction ... cause the player is mean :P*
Chancé: "Hmm, too much."
XaoShi: "A boiled fruity drink, lass. Try some, and see what ye think." *He sets the water to cool, while adding the citrus and tea bags.*
Chancé adds a bit of lemon juice to counter it.
Chancé: "Sigh... well... I have bland noodles for everyone!"
Digifanatic: "Your mother?"
Chancé sets a bunch of plates filled with noodles on the tables.
Dahl: *nods a bit.* " I wasn't always here " ^^;
Rika: "I'll take some noodles!" She nods, then looks to Xao. "Okay, I guess I could try some..."
Digifanatic: "Anyways, I'll be around for now."
Dahl: *freezes in place.* " ... ok ...this isn't funny" >.>
Dragoshi: *Playing around with a 9-ball (Non-explosive one, of course) in his hands.* "Hmm?"
Digifanatic: "I wasn't expecting it to be funny."
Chancé sets the plates in front of Rika.
Chancé: "Here you go Rika."
Digifanatic: .oO(That should do it. If she is right.)
Rika: "Thanks!" She takes the noodles and starts eating. "...These actually aren't bad."
Chancé: "Eh, I could do better. Dahl, do you want some?"
XaoShi takes the tea, drinks a bit, does a spit take, then opens the fridge and gets out a couple bottles of green tea to toss to Digi and Rika.* "Try them, I think you'll like it!"
Digifanatic: "Ah, very nice." *takes a sip.* "Yeah, that's good, thanks!"
Dahl: "...Rika?" * blinks and slowly looks around.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, this is interesting.)
Rika would open the bottle and take a couple of drinks, before blinking a bit. "...That's... wow..."
Dahl: "..." * sees Rika and twitches.*
Chancé: "Hmm, Rika you and Dahl look sorta similar, are you related?"
Rika: "Huh? Who's..." She looks back over to Dahl, and blinks. "...Sera? That you?"
Dragoshi: *Just watches this weirdness.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Chancé, I'd say that's her mother... wait, Sera?"
Dahl: *Has red hair right now to cause she ran out of dye XD* " ..."
XaoShi walks over to Dragoshi.* "Friend, what did I just walk into?"
Dragoshi: *Shrugs.* "...That's what I want to know."
Digifanatic: "I think we're seeing at least part of a family reunion."
Rika stands up and moves over to Dahl, tilting her head. "...Sera? Wait... no, that can't be right."
Dahl: *looks almost brain locked.* "... Mua."
Chancé: "It's obvious you two, now hurry up and hug and cry." .oO(Nothing like a mental slap to fix family drama..)
Rika: "..."
Dragoshi: "...?"
Dahl: *growls a bit.* "Ok ha ha he he ... who put this person up to this ..."
Rika: "Oh! I know who you are! You're Hahn's fiancé aren't you?!" She giggles. "...but you changed your hair and got pointy... no, that can't be right either!"
Dragoshi: "...No one put anyone up to anything. ...Well, as far as I know."
Chancé: "Anyway, I will be in my room working on the monster tomb, night all."
Dragoshi: "'Kay. 'Night."
Chancé: "Good luck Dahl and Rika."
Chancé heads upstairs.
Dahl: "...what is the name of the blond haired ...squirt you like and love" c.c
Rika: "Oh, Shorty? 'least that's what Rune calls him all the time... He crashed a shuttle this one time..."
Dahl: *twitch.* "Where is birth valley located.."
Rika: "Zema. But Birth Valley's gone. Daddy blew up..."
Dahl: "...and ...'daddy's' name is ?" * looks oh so confused.*
Rika: "SEED. The computer construct which produced life on Motavia..."
Dahl: "..." *just turns and starts to leave.*
Dragoshi: .oO(How can a computer construct produce life... I mean, how does that even make any sense?)
Rika: "Hey! Wait! Give me a few more chances; I can do it! I... I think..."
Dahl: "...who are you?" *She stops and looks back.*
Rika: "My name's Rika. I traveled around the Algo solar system, I even fought off the biggest, nastiest thing in the known universe!"
Dahl: *twitches and leans agianst the wall for a moment and just says nothing, thoughts just racing though her poor little confused head.*
Dragoshi: "Oh, please. There's no way that what this thing that's the supposed 'biggest, nastiest thing in the known universe' could compare to The Void."
Dahl: "... The Profound Darkness plagued our world for at least 3 thousand years ..."
Dragoshi: "Hm. Really now?"
Dahl: *nods.* "It was before I was born but... I remember the lessons." *she mutters something.*
Dragoshi: "...Huh."
Rika looks to Dragoshi. "The Profound Darkness was going to destroy the entire Algo star system..." She then looks to Dahl and sighs. "Listen, I'm sorry... if I've met you; I really cannot remember." It would hit her that this is a much younger Rika.
Dahl: *oh that hit a while ago ... that is one of the reasons why she is so confused XD* "... oh ... boy..." * she slides down the walk and holds her head.*
Rika: "What? What's wrong?"
Dahl: "...so .. how long have it been since you defeated the Profound Darkness."
Rika: "A year or two, I think..."
Dragoshi: *Would prolly' make a point about The Void trying to destroy the fabric of reality, but doesn't as that'd ruin the moment.*
Dahl: "...so that is why ...I am wasn't even ..." * just laughs in a somewhat sad way.* "So ... sorry to bother you miss." *She stands up and shakes her head.*
Rika: "Well... I'd like you to tell me who you are, at least..."
Dahl: "That is the problem ...I am not sure what will happen if I do ... ...screw it ... I am Dahlia Ashley Most call me Dahl... and yes .. I am like you in a way. ...and..." *stops and sweatdrops as she gets an image of a paradox." c.c;
Rika: "And what?"
Dahl: "I am your ...daughter.."
Rika: "My wha? But... that can't be... can it?"
Dahl: "The Hair ... ears ... run a test on me for DNA ... It will be partly yours... Oh wait ... pretty sure we don't have a bio lab here..." * sighs and rubs her forhead.* " ... but it is possible ...I think we are from different time frames... I have also been here for, Lets see, 20 years now."
Rika: "...I'm not even 20 yet..."
Dragoshi: .oO(Owww... Mental headache)
Dahl: "I like said ... Different time lines... I think " * grunts and rubs her temples...* "You're looking at your daughter ... who is about 34 right now... lost in a land of strange things..."
Rika: "I suppose... it's hard to believe, though."
Dahl: "Trust me .. seeing you here is more hard to believe then you think." *she sits down.* "You know what I think I need to ... go back out and get some fresh air..." *She gets up and leaves,quickly.*
Dragoshi: *Mumbles something about headaches while holding his head in pain. He then lets go and shakes it off.* "Eck..."

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