Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 399: Wrath of the Cheeto-Eating God

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Date: September 16th, 18th, and 19th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM) HQ.
Wolfman is somewhere... where?
Metal Man (GM) The Questers are doing their normal thing at HQ. Apparently, in the cafeteria. Probably eating lunch.
Wolfman "Argh... who took the last Goomba Gatorade again?!?"
Metal Man (GM) It's been a low key day--the only major news report was Captain Falcon tripping on a banana peel and fighting DK over it.
Aribar munches down on some grilled cheese while reading over one of his spellbooks...*
Digifanatic "Honestly, I didn't do it... I took a soda but no Gatorade."
Wolfman looks to see who... oh, just Digi.
Wolfman "I'm not saying it's anyone's fault... I just wish to be notified much sooner than... well, this."
Metal Man (GM) Today's special is "Unknown Space Flesh". It isn't very popular. Yet for some reason Kirby's eating it up.
Dahl *is flopped over a table in the cafeteria.*
Digifanatic "Oh... well, we can make sure to fine-tune the list sometime."
Dragoshi "..." *Wonders if he should poke Kirby about what the Unknown Space Flesh tastes like or not.*
Wolfman uses his Smash Dex to tell SIMBER: 'Stock up on Goomba Gatorade next time.'
SIMBER *Dex.* "Noted."
Metal Man (GM) Samus walks into the room and sits at a table. She seems bothered about something.
Wolfman then sees Samus... kind of sad...?
Metal Man (GM) She takes off her helmet. How anyone could have such strangely yellow hair?
Wolfman "Don't tell me you also want Goomba Gatorade. We're all out."
Digifanatic "What's wrong?:"
Dahl *looks up at Samus and hmms.* "something up?"
Samus "Grrr. Some Space Pirates sabotaged another cargo ship and killed a bunch of people. And I wasn't there to stop them. Even worse, they stole an inbound collection of AI... the Galactic Federation was trying to replace several that had been stolen from an outpost world."
Aribar glances up at Samus.* "Doesn't sound good... Any leads on where the pirates went?"
Samus "Yes. I'm not cleared to land there, though--they claim it's too dangerous for anyone to go alone."
Digifanatic "Well, you could always group up with us."
Wolfman "...and if I remember you right, you prefer going alone."
Samus "The far planet of Oria. Long lost to us, until we discovered the pirates had been going there. It was once a grand world, before the space pirates wrecked it. But they damaged it to the extent even they couldn't live there, so... this doesn't make any sense."
Digifanatic *a bit quiet.* "Sorry, didn't know..."
Samus "Reports about the planet's atmosphere being able to melt lead were rather discouraging."
Wolfman "...alright, maybe Snake can help us then."
Samus "A single dome appears to be where they're going. It used to be a federation place..."
Wolfman .oO(...I can't believe I said that.)
Samus "If you guys could investigate it, I'd appreciate it. The Galactic Federation would allow you to look into it... me..."
Metal Man (GM) She puts her helmet back on.
Samus "I must stop another Space Pirate attack near SR-388."
Wolfman just nods at that, answering his unasked question.
Dragoshi .oO(More AI... Wonder if this weirdness is related to those Hologram trafficking operations... I doubt it, though.) "'Kay. Good luck with that."
Samus "They're attacking more ships every day. It confuses me." She walks off.
Wolfman "Then good hunting."
Dahl *nods.* "alright.
Metal Man (GM) The dex glows. "Mission added--Investigate Pirate Installation."
Wolfman checks his Dex...
Aribar watches Samus walk off..* "Hrm."
SIMBER *Dex.* "You may warp to the area. The Galactic Federation has confirmed they can send you there, if you wish to go there."
Wolfman "SIMBER, I thought the area was dangerous, even for me. That makes no sense."
SIMBER "It is. However, the Questers have safety in numbers. Also, the Space Pirates are used to fighting Samus."
Wolfman "Even though the entire PLANET can melt us alive? That is what doesn't make sense."
Dragoshi "Yea..."
Wolfman .oO(Plus, I thought the Questers have fought space pirates...)
SIMBER "The dome has been confirmed safe... ...as long as you do not damage it too much. It appears to have a field which blocks the atmosphere."
Aribar finishes up his grilled cheese and stands up. He murmurs an incantation to send the spellbook back to his room and turns to his colleagues.* "Then hope they can warp us right into that space pirate dome."
Wolfman "...I don't trust this, but very well." *Turns to the others.* "This is a mission where I wouldn't force anyone to go. If you want to stay behind, I have no objections."
Dahl "You only live once eh?" *stands up and stretches.*
Trigger walks in.
Trigger *yawn.* "What's up?"
Metal Man (GM) The warp room door is open.
Dragoshi "Eh. Sure, why not. I think I'll join in on this investigation. 'Sides... I wonder if this has any relation to the hologram trafficking operations they've been up to.."
Aribar "We're heading to an incredibly toxic planet to take on some pirates."
Trigger "Sounds like a blasty-blast..."
Wolfman walks into the warp... regretting this as he moves in.
Trigger "I guess I'll go, got nothing else better to do anyway."
Dahl *follows.*
Trigger *follows.*
Aribar follows the others.*
Dragoshi *Ker-follow.*
Metal Man (GM) *WARP!* Oria G.F.S. Dome. The Questers warp in, appearing in a room atop some type of dome. Inside, the skylight above shows an evil, acrid-looking atmosphere of grayish-brown clouds. The warp machine which was entered through summarily shoots sparks and shorts out.
Wolfman materializes... just in time to see his ride out having disintegrated.
Metal Man (GM) A door with a glowing field awaits; it has no handles. How un-handy. It glows blue. The inside of this room is dank and somewhat wet, and smells of auto transmission fluid.
Wolfman "Alright, everyone feeling okay?"
Trigger "I'm okay."
Dragoshi "...Yea, I'm good. Anyway..." *Looks at the door.*
Aribar "Besides the fact that I have a foreboding feeling, yeah.."
Wolfman "That will have to do." *sees the blue door.*
Metal Man (GM) The door is octagonal and blue, and has a blue field.
Wolfman "...alright, good familiar entrance. A light projectile attack should open it up."
Wolfman has no such projectiles, of course.
Dahl "... how about a grenade?"
Wolfman "Save those."
Aribar "Eh..." *Walks over and pokes it..*
Trigger "I can fire fireballs from my arm cannon."
Wolfman "Aribar, there is no way that the door will open by you POKING it."
Metal Man (GM) The field repulses Aribar's finger lightly. It tingles a little bit.
Wolfman "Trigger, fire at will."
Trigger "Gotcha."
Aribar backs up, a little shiver running down his spine. He stands aside before Trigger fires.*
Trigger extends his arm to the door and fires a single fireball at the door.
Metal Man (GM) *BONK!* The door opens, the field gone.
Trigger "...Nifty."
Metal Man (GM) This leads down a hallway... with a transparent floor.
Dahl *heads in.*
Aribar "... Why do the doors open up when shot at?"
Trigger follows Dahl in.
Metal Man (GM) There's a large drop below... this was apparently an exterior part at the very top of the dome.
Wolfman "It's called 'Physics'."
Aribar follows the others, a little confused.*
Dahl "Yikes..."
Aribar "I think a doorknob would work just as well..."
Metal Man (GM) Ahead, through the murky air in here, there is...
Wolfman follows everyone else slowly.
Metal Man (GM) The door ahead has a big pile of metallic debris blocking it. It can't be reached through either.
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi walks along. Whee.*
Dahl *looks down into the large drop.*
Wolfman decides to go Prime and start scanning anything that seems like it would be interesting with his Smash Dex.
Metal Man (GM) Below the glass floor is a bunch of clouds, and deep below there is an acrid, dark-soiled ground. This planet's a wasteland.
Smash Dex "Structural integrity of the debris is at an all-time low; a single explosive blast could clear it."
Aribar looks about.* "If I ever create any sort of structure or building, I'm making it totally and completely straight-forward.."
Wolfman "Thank you." *closes Dex.* "Who here can unleash an explosive blast?"
Dragoshi "Okay, guys. Stand back. I'm about to clear the debris."
Trigger "Actually... meh whatever..."
Aribar "Takes care of that problem." *He stands back once more and tries to gauge how difficult the jump to the other side would be.*
Metal Man (GM) Jump to the other side? No such thing. It goes hallway -> Debris -> Door. The debris is sitting in front of the door.
Trigger "If you want, I could take care of the debris?"
Metal Man (GM) The debris looks old and... partially corroded.
Dahl "...wait.."
Dragoshi "...Or at least try to." *Dragoshi would then proceed to pull out an exploding 9-ball, and throw it at the debris.*
Metal Man (GM) *BLAM.* The debris is cleared.
Wolfman sees Dahl... hmm... bit slow on the draw.
Metal Man (GM) It reveals... ...an unpowered door, and a hand scanner. A cracked hand scanner.
Wolfman "Dahl, glad to see you wanting to join in, but sometimes you need to get in faster."
Dahl "...at least the floor didn't crack open."
Dragoshi *Decides to dex the hand scanner to see if it's broken or not.*
Metal Man (GM) It is. The floor does look a little fragile, but, luckily, it isn't the kind that breaks.
Dex "Hand scanner is damaged. It may require repair. It controls the door."
Trigger "Hmmm..."
Metal Man (GM) The hand scanner is powered, though. The crack runs through where one would put their hand.
Dragoshi *Walks over to it then.*
Trigger walks over to the hand-scanner.
Dragoshi *Then, Dragoshi's out. :/*
Aribar lightly steps over to the others.* "This is a bit of a challenge.."
Metal Man (GM) Of course... It isn't totally broken.
Dahl "I could try to zap it ..."
Wolfman looks around, wondering if there is a spare tool lying around that could help.
Metal Man (GM) No tools; long abandoned.
Trigger backs away from the scanner.
Wolfman checks the opening... hmm... He attempts to use his own strength to stick his hand in, and give it a good twist, but without a shout, to put it in a better configuration.
Dahl "...hmm."
Metal Man (GM) Wolfman puts his hand on it. *ZBZBZZBZBZBZBZBZT.*
Wolfman shouts... in pain!
Metal Man (GM) It is activated. It also zaps Wolf.
Dahl "...ouch."
Metal Man (GM) The door, however, still isn't powered. The wire leading to it has been cut. It is stripped in a couple sections.
Dahl "... Hrm." *tries to repair it ...*
Metal Man (GM) *BZAP!* Nothing.
Dahl "..ok ... one more time..."
Aribar "I almost wonder..."
Aribar hrms and mutters some stuff to himself..*
Metal Man (GM) *ZAP!* *ZAP!* It re-powers the door, which flips open immediately for some reason.
Wolfman "Nice going Dahl." *moves in carefully.*
Metal Man (GM) It opens to a wider, open room. A main command post, long abandoned.
Aribar hurries through before the door changes its mind.*
Metal Man (GM) Three main computer posts in here, all unpowered.
Dahl "Hah! " *chuckles and follows.*
Dragoshi *And Dragoshi moseys on along.*
Metal Man (GM) More importantly, a strange cylinder in the center of the room, held to the floor with three clamps.
Aribar "Good going." *The half-elf's gaze sweeps about the room.* "I dislike how we haven't run into anyone yet."
Trigger moves in the next room.
Dragoshi "Agreed..."
Dahl "Yea..."
Dragoshi .oO(I have a feeling that I might know what that thing is, but...) *Decides to dex the cylinder to see if his guess is right...*
Aribar just has a bit of a revelation.* "I'm now wishing that I read up on Samus's adventures a bit more. It would be coming in handy right about now.."
Dex "The cylinder is held in place by three rusted clamps. It can be freed with a good bashing motion. Unknown sensors are hooked up to it."
Wolfman "Bashing? ...this is my department... wait. Unknown sensors? I know this is silly, but can you be more specific?"
Aribar looks at the cylinder. Specifically, what's below it, above it, and tries to think of the consequences of destroying the clamps.*
Dex "Unknown sensors. Hooked up to computers nearby, which have minimal electrical activity."
Metal Man (GM) It looks like it's hooked into the computer systems.
Dahl *walks over to the computer and taps a few keys.*
Metal Man (GM) No response.
Dex "Computers appear to be awaiting a command."
Dahl "Hmmm ..." *Tries to hack it.*
Wolfman joins Dahl with the computer looking, hoping to find perhaps a manual that can explain what to do.
Trigger walks over to the computer as well. "Hey, let me try something."
Aribar looks about for any other doors or ways out of the room.*
Metal Man (GM) Wolfman finds no manual. Aribar finds no ways out at first...
Dahl "That didn't work ... Let's try this string of code..."
Wolfman "Hold on Dahl."
Metal Man (GM) Aribar then sees two doors.
Dahl *stops.* "Eh?"
Wolfman "Sometimes trying again works... but with computers, it's better to just wait."
Metal Man (GM) One has a weird blast shield. The other is normal. Normal one to the left, blast shield to the right.
Wolfman "There might be security programs in place."
Dragoshi *Looks at the computers for any damage to them that needs to be repaired.*
Aribar "I'm not too sure if we should go about breaking stuff just yet. I mean, there are two ways out of here.."
Wolfman turns to where Aribar is... aha...
Aribar waves his hand in the general direction of the doors.*
Wolfman scans the blast shield as he gets closer to Aribar.
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi sees extensive damage, though the few that work seem perfectly capable of taking commands. It'd take too long to fix them... unless he was... the Eggman.
Dahl "Well I just wanted to look around in here .. not really going to do to much." *tries again.*
Computer "Kafein' Za ERROR EX3934724024824024 BUZZZZZZZZ."
Trigger "Want me to try?"
Metal Man (GM) It shoots sparks and then nothing happens. Closer, but not close enough.
Dahl "... one more time then I will hand it off to ya.."
Trigger "Okay."
Computer "BUZTNZTKZNTKNTK" *Beep.*
Metal Man (GM) Nothing. The cylinder glows briefly.
Dragoshi "...I could also help with such a thing, but eh." :/ "I say we should come back to it later."
Trigger "Let me give it a shot."
Dahl "..." *punts the side of it and ONE more time I swear :P*
Wolfman will repeat his smash dex scanning of the Blast Shield, since he didn't see a report on it.
Metal Man (GM) It is activated. That is the good part.
Trigger "...STOP HOGGING THE COMPUTER DAMN IT!!"
Metal Man (GM) The bad part is that the cylinder also activates. A red AI appears.
Dragoshi "Dammit. This is why I said we should've came back later." e_e
Dahl "...Haha! Got it~"
??? "ERROR: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED ACCESS TO THIS QUADRANT. SURRENDER. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE OVERRIDE CODE, YOU SHALL BE OBLITERATED."
Wolfman looks to see what Dahl did... form a distance... of both Dahl and cylinder.
Wolfman .oO(...well, time to try something)
Aribar looks up at the cylinder and sighs.*
Metal Man (GM) It's some sort of humanoid form, distorted heavily by some... space pirate letters.
Dahl "...erm..."
Wolfman "Computer, this is Wolfman 2000, Super Smash Quester, friend of Samus Aran. The Galactic Federation allowed us inside." *hopes the computer can hear him.*
Trigger "..."
Dahl "...ok ... your turn" >.>
??? "NO OVERRIDE CODE DETECTED. ACTIVATING DEFENSES."
Aribar just steps back and hopes the computer overlooks him..*
Metal Man (GM) The AI vanishes; all the monitors turn on... flicking... corrupted GFS logos. ...They turn into Space Pirate logos.
Wolfman "...alright, that plan didn't work."
Metal Man (GM) The doors both open... ...And two space pirates bedecked in heavy armor leap out!
Trigger starts to disable the security from the computer.
Pirate 1 "Argh... zqggga Hraaaaaaaa!!!!!"
Wolfman turns around... crap. *Dex, translate mode please.*
Dahl *blinks and looks to the doors.* "...crap."
Metal Man (GM) Those pirates leap at the Questers with lasers.
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi tries to assist Trig.*
??? "ARGHG!!!!!" *Computers shut down--pirates remain.*
Wolfman prepares to use Toad Counter/Shield Defense should the pirates start to shoot.
Dex "Space pirate language cannot be translated."
Aribar glances at the pirates. The elf then wishes he had two arms so he could cross them.* "Excellent job."
Trigger "Thanks, now lets kick some space pirate ass!!"
Dex "They have hidden it from us.
Metal Man (GM) The pirates leap before the Questers with their guns. BATTLE.
Dragoshi "No prob." *Gets into stance.*
Wolfman guesses he'll have to do this the old fashioned way.
Aribar just stands there and examines the pirates, waiting for someone to make the first move..*
Wolfman wants some knowledge on these guys... besides, Chancé would hurt him if he didn't get more creature info. *Dex Pirate 1.*
Dex "...DING!"
Metal Man (GM) Space Pirate Soldier. HP: 0/150 0/150. Description: Heavily armored, medium-ish armed. Vicious Space Pirates, who usually come in groups. Good at fighting, poor at thinking. Awareness: 5. Block: 7. Dodge: 4.
Dex "End of entry."
Wolfman .oO(Ooh... 2 for 1 special.)
Wolfman rushes up to Pirate # 2 and just performs a simple jumping kick towards him.
Metal Man (GM) The pirate attempts to block it with an arm-guard. And fails!
Wolfman somehow gets his leg through the guard! He lands on the ground safely and resumes his attack! He keeps his focus on Pirate # 2 as he attempts to go with a right punch, left hook, then rear back a bit and unleash a SMASHing right roundhouse kick in his midsection!
Aribar frowns as he hears the dex's info. This battle will be a bit hard for the mage. He rushes towards the Pirate that came out of the bubble shield and launches a magical bolt of enemy at it. Aribar uses that to bring down his foe's defense before conjuring up a whirlwind of blades and slamming into the pirate and having the spell assault his foe's armor.* (Missile, Whirling Fortress)
Metal Man (GM) Aribar fails, then the Pirate tries to block the whirling fortress. And succeeds. He quickly tries to block Wolfman 3 times in succession.
Trigger aims his arm cannon at Pirate 2 and begins the pelt him with red fireballs.
Metal Man (GM) Wolf's attacks all hit.
Aribar bounces back from the soldier with a grunt.* "Gah... Tough shells."
Metal Man (GM) He takes out his rapidfire laser blaster and decides to fill Wolfman full of plasma holes. Or try to. It fails. The other one decides to shoot at Dragoshi with his laser blaster.
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi responds to the blaster with a simple, yet strong answer known as FIREBREATH TO THE FACE!*
Metal Man (GM) Instead, he shoots Dragoshi in the face! Yeouch! They appear to be glowing oddly.
Dragoshi *Anyway... Dragoshi runs over to the pirate, scythe drawn. And, once he reaches said pirate, Dragoshi would then attempt to strike him down by doing a spinning slash!* (Spin Attack)
Metal Man (GM) Hit.
Dahl *draws and spins her sword a bit, turning it to the flat side and goes to deliver a heavy swing at Pirate 1* (Pop Star Hammer)
Metal Man (GM) Pirate 2 glows and takes aim at Aribar with his laser gun!
Aribar leaps to the right of the shots!
Metal Man (GM) The pirate hits with the blue shots... ...but then he stops glowing. Pirate 1 uses his last volley of Super shots at Dragoshi! ...Ow.
Dragoshi *Anyway, in a game of stupidly high futility, Dragoshi attempts to dodge this by... Hell, I don't know... attempting to dash off to the side.* *!!
Metal Man (GM) ... And whopping damage. The glow vanishes. The two pirates now look strangely tired.
Wolfman decides to keep his focus on Pirate number 2, hoping for good momentum. However, he... doesn't do anything? Wait... he's charging up... from a slight distance! Wolfman is showing minor fury, as he looks like he wants to bull his way through Pirate 2! (Skull Bash, charging)
Aribar charges up an orb of magical energy and sends it flying at the first soldier! It seems to unerringly strike and pierce its armor..* (Homing Missile)
Metal Man (GM) It tries to block. And fails, as it pierces through its arm anyway.
Trigger charges at pirate 2 but instead of tackling into him he jumps up high on top of the pirate and yells "Prepare to be crushed!!" as he turns to stone and well... crushes the pirate.
Wolfman has charged up his fury and anger long enough... he is still upset with the lack of Goomba Gatorade before the mission. He takes out his frustration the only way he can... but rage tackling (skull bashing) Pirate # 2 out of its seat before it can try to launch an offensive strategy.
Metal Man (GM) Pirate #2 goes with his trusty energy saber. And fails!
Dragoshi *Dragoshi, annoyed decides to simply to vent his annoyance, glance at Pirate 2, and then open his mouth and fire out a burst of icy wind at the space pirate!* (Blizzard)
Wolfman slows down upon contact of hitting Pirate #2. Time to catch a breather.
Metal Man (GM) The pirate is frozen!
Dragoshi *Dragoshi would then zoom over to Pirate 2 and move behind him, holding his scythe above the pirate's head, preparing something...* (Charging Smash attack)
Metal Man (GM) Pirate 1 goes to stab Wolfman with his saber.
Wolfman would be recovering from his Rage Tackl--oh SLAG: Saber coming! Wolfman attempts to FLOOR it -- literally, dive to the floor to avoid the stabbing.
Metal Man (GM) *Stab.*
Wolfman gets floored... the wrong way. *PAIN.*
Metal Man (GM) The Space Pirate leers at Wolfman and goes in for the kill... when the AI cylinder flies out of place, throwing sparks everywhere. For some reason, that prompts the pirate to run...
Dragoshi *Still holding scythe in overhead position.* "What the..."
Metal Man (GM) And the other one, trapped in ice... begins sliding down towards the way the Questers came? Uh-oh... The building appears to be falling apart! (Inter-session break) CONTINUATION. The Questers, having repulsed some Space Pirates, and a weird AI, are now standing in the middle of a wide, oval-shaped room, with three computer banks. There's two doors ahead; one is a blue one, and the other has a red blast shield.
Alex Fender "Whoa. Ovally."
Metal Man (GM) The entire tower is shaking--this area is gonna fall soon!--which is why the other pirate ran away. Everyone is there. Warped in as reinforcements if they haven't been already. The mission is to investigate this base, and naturally this part's gonna fall, so... It comes down to door 1 or 2. Also... there's an AI cylinder laying on the ground.
Aribar "I suggest we follow the pirates, and quickly!"
Metal Man (GM) It's about the size of a garbage can. Much heavier.
Deloth *looking down at the shaking.* "Uh, if we don't make it out of here alive, I just want you guys to know that this isn't my real name."
Metal Man (GM) The pirates went through the blue door.
Aribar also quickly tries to remember if Samus said anything about them stealing AIs... He remembers her saying something about that.*
Metal Man (GM) The Pirates, apparently, have been stealing AIs. It'd be a long drop below if one fell with this building section, not to mention knowledge of the atmosphere melting lead would mean it'd be fatal even if one survived the fall.
Alex Fender "Shouldn't we... like... go?"
Aribar is in the middle of getting out and he looks at Del.* "... What?"
Alex Fender "Less talky! More getty outty!"
Alex Fender races over to the blue door, thumpin' it with his guitar.
Deloth "Yeah, uh, you've been using a nickname all this time... but let's continue this when we're NOT in danger of becoming ground patterns." *He runs over to the blue door, rears back, and gives it a good kick.*
Metal Man (GM) *ZNCK!* The door opens quickly, revealing another room. Who cares what's inside--everyone just hops in.
Aribar shakes his head, regaining his thoughts. He points the Smash Dex at the cylinder.* "One moment, Alex. You guys can go ahead... Dex, can you teleport this back to HQ? Or at least... Keep this thing tracked and tell the... Uhh... Galactic Federation, I think Samus's organization was called."
Dex "Transport beacon placed."
Metal Man (GM) *WARP!* The cylinder vanishes.
Aribar "Thanks!" *Flee!*
Deloth runs into the door.
Alex Fender gets his buns through the door like now!
Metal Man (GM) The Questers reach the next room in the nick of time. The blue door slams behind you and gains an indestructible shield... As the entire section the Questers were on plummets to its doom by a window. Now... for this room.
Deloth "...Fun."
Metal Man (GM) There's two terminals, both online but passworded and infected by Space Pirate junk. There's also another normal blue door ahead.
Aribar takes one quick glance out the window and turns away.* "... I dislike this place with a greater intensity than I had five seconds ago."
Alex Fender "Ooo, computers. I like computers. They're fun to hit with stuff. They make sparks."
Deloth "NO TOUCHIE TOUCHIE."
Alex Fender "Eh?"
Deloth "Don't smash those terminals yet."
Alex Fender "Did I SAY I was going to?! I just said it's fun to do, not that I'm gonna do it now. Jeez, you're just so weird, Del. ...IF THAT IS YOUR REAL NAME..." *He makes spooky fingers at him.*
Deloth "Actually, no, it's not, but my real name is such a sissified thing that I've been hiding it."
Aribar hrms, trying to think of the situation.* "Okay, we were ordered to check out this place. These Space Pirates have killed innocents recently. They're armed and dangerous. They know we're here... Our goal is to check out this place and to try and recover the AIs they've stolen... And if we go outside this dome we die. Our odds are... Against us to say the least."
Alex Fender "AI? What's the 'I' stand for?"
Aribar "Umm..." *Asks his Dex.*
Deloth "...Why do you care?"
Alex Fender "Cause I'm curious?"
Dex "Intelligence."
Deloth "Even though we have the more pressing problem of angry Space Pirates with big disintegration rifles pacing around?"
Alex Fender "Ohhh..."
Dex "This room, at least, is safe. For now. However it has little to offer.
Aribar "It's... Intelligence... Oh, stupid me. Artificial intelligence.."
Alex Fender "It's not like I'm asking you what the square root of a cow with glasses and a bell boy's hat is! ...though, that would be interesting to know."
Aribar takes a step away from Alex.
Deloth "..."
Metal Man (GM) Either way; there's a door ahead, and two consoles to play with.
Deloth "Uh, anyways, yeah. This isn't my real name."
Alex Fender "...typey keys!" *He walks over to a console and plays with it!*
Console "Password denied. Password denied. Password denied."
Alex Fender "Nice to meet you, Password Denied!"
Aribar walks over and watches Alex. He keeps an eye on the door ahead, though.*
Deloth grabs Alex by his collar and pulls him away from the computer.
Alex Fender "FRAGLE!" *Yanked away.*
Deloth "Unless you know what you're doing, stop."
Aribar "... Fragle? Er... Oh! So, Deloth, what IS your real name?"
Alex Fender "Fine, fine, back off..."
Alex Fender nudges Del away and heads back over to the computer. He cracks his knuckles and tries to backdoor his way into it.
Deloth "It's... uh... Uh... Daniel Ti'Fiona."
Metal Man (GM) Considering it's GFS property, Alex hacks into it using a fairly well-known backdoor. It begins playing holograms and stuff.
Alex Fender "Hot damn! It's like butterin' bread!"
Computer "Welcome to G-F-S Dome 13. Error. Error. Error. Current AI processing is underway for unknown Client. Space Pirates are in con-con-control. Below is a tower which leads into main dome."
Alex Fender "Computer lady! Where are Space Pirates in con-con-control from??"
Computer "Main dome area is computer central, where the AI and Pirates pirates are there. They are using an un-unknown object to hijack the network..."
Deloth "...You're not laughing. I'm impressed."
Computer "Main dome area has some large mega-AI project of sorts. It-it is con-controlling our systems. It-appears many-many ships have been hijacked for this pro-project."
Alex Fender "Computer lady! Where's the right bath... I mean path... to the con-con-control area in the ma-ma-Main Dome?"
Computer "In the mid-middle of the dome... under the unknown project that is-is being made."
Alex Fender "And which way is the mid-middle of the dome??"
Computer "Ahead, then down the control tower. Filled with pir-pirates."
Deloth "...You're not running away screaming either, Ari, so I'm REALLY impressed."
Aribar blinks, looking at Deloth...* "Daniel Ti'Fiona... Mmh... It's not... Too... Bad..."
Deloth *coolly.* "Anything ELSE you'd like to say?"
Aribar "At least it isn't Shirley?"
Deloth "...Uh-huh."
Metal Man (GM) There's the door ahead. It's blue and everything.
Aribar listens to Alex talk to the computer and tries to think of the odds they'll be facing..*
Deloth heads through the door ahead, somewhat embarrassed at this new "revelation"...
Computer "You will be facing, depending upon your approach, the main platoon of the Space Pirates and their ultimate AI... or a series of treacherous actions to sneak your way there."
Aribar follows Del, assuming Alex will catch up when he's done chatting..* "This is going to be tough."
Aribar "Even just two Space Pirates can give us trouble. A whole platoon? I'm not good with military terms, but that's got to be over fifty or so... I think.."
Deloth "Then it looks like we'll take the sneakily sneaky (a snake!) route."
Aribar "I was afraid you'd say that.."
Metal Man (GM) The door ahead opens, revealing the very top of a large tower. A catwalk twists its way down, but as Deloth would see, there's Pirates dotting it all the way down. A massive cable of sorts goes straight down the middle part of the tower, all the way down.
Deloth looks upwards, over the catwalk.
Aribar steps out beside Del and looks about...*
Aribar "We'd be sitting ducks if we went down the catwalk..."
Metal Man (GM) Looking upwards? There is the ceiling... and the... er... curse you brain. Skylight! Yeah. Skylight. Big glass thing up on top. A barrier between you and the deadly environment.
Deloth "Nothing there..."
Metal Man (GM) Naturally the catwalk itself is skinny... ...and it looks sloped, too.
Deloth then eyes that cable in the middle of the stairway...
Metal Man (GM) Like stuff could slide down it. And just keep on going. The cable in the middle looks like a handy way to climb down, only lacking hand holds. And it glows eerily. It hands from the middle of the skylight, connecting to some massive antenna that juts out atop the skylight.
Deloth "...I say we just get a running start and slide down the catwalk at max speed."
Aribar "... Knock the Pirates off?"
Deloth "If we go fast enough, y'know, they won't be able to shoot us... although we might also embed ourselves into a wall."
Aribar "I think we could just as well reach the bottom by jumping off right here.." *He looks at the walls near them... Any vents, opening, cover, or hand holds in them?*
Deloth "So you have a desire to make yourself into a pretty pattern when we hit the floor?"
Dragoshi "..."
Aribar "I'd believe it'd have the same results as coasting down the walkway. I'm... Not exactly bulky enough to slam into one of those armored soldiers and knock them off. Plus, I don't like to underestimate my opponent's accuracy."
Aribar looks about and sees... Dragoshi's now there. And Deloth's not.* ".. Umm... Greetings. As you can probably tell, we need to reach the bottom... And it seems impossible."
Dragoshi "Yep..."
Aribar looks down at the very bottom and what's the situation like on the floor.*
Aribar floor.*
Alex Fender "...the cable looks fun!"
Aribar "It looks like glowing rope burn."
Alex Fender "It looks pretty!"
Aribar "I don't know how we can do this without being shot at by an army.."
Alex Fender "Distraction?"
Aribar "Eh..." *He tries to get an estimate for how long it'd take them to slide or rope-burn-ize themselves down to the bottom.*
Dragoshi "Hmm..." *Decides to look around in his current position to see if there's any other paths down aside from the strange cable and the pirate-laden catwalks.*
Alex Fender "Hmmm... why don't we just rush 'em?"
Aribar "We could, but there's a ton of them and we'd be outnumbered and outmatched. That's just a guess, though."
Dragoshi "'Cause they'd have us horribly outnumbered. 'Sides. We have nothing that can give us a strategical advantage at the moment." :/
Alex Fender squints, counting their vast number. "...what if we blew the catwalk?"
Aribar "Mmm... They'd fall to their deaths I suppose. Then we'd have to take the cable down.."
Alex Fender "And that's tons of baddies we don't have to kill later."
Aribar "There might be more of them at the bottom, but I can't tell.."
Alex Fender "...cause we'd kill them now."
Dragoshi "...Hmm. I doubt we have anything that could reach that far to destroy the catwalk... Also, potentially destroy any more down below.
Aribar "If we destroy enough of it then the rest would fall due to the weight, but... Yeah, I don't think we have enough firepower to do so."
Dragoshi "Yea... Unless someone snuck the jumping tank in along with us. Which I really doubt." >_>;;
Aribar "Er... Yeah.."
Alex Fender "Alright, alright... well, I think we should at least cause a distraction that'll freak 'em out enough for us to use the rope."
Aribar "Hm... Any ideas? I might be able to conjure up some fireworks or something with my magic.."
Dragoshi "Well, we could try the catwalk idea, but we'd first have to look for structural weaknesses, though... Yanno, for maximum effectiveness."
Aribar "Aye."
Metal Man (GM) The very bottom is fogged over, but looks to be full of Space Pirates. It'd take about 5 minutes to slide all the way down. Dragoshi finds no other way down, but the cable's connection to the ceiling seems tenuous.
Dragoshi "Hmm... I found no other alternative routes, but the cable's connection to the ceiling is looking pretty bad there..."
Alex Fender "If we go down one at a time?"
Dragoshi "That could work... But if we do so, I should go last, being the heaviest." >_>;; "Though, let's consider that after I do this..." *Pulls out Dex, turns off it's sound and dexes the catwalk for any structural weaknesses.*
Dex 'Catwalk is fairly strong. It would take a heavy blast to even partially damage it.'
Dragoshi "Of course..."
Alex Fender "Then the cable it is."
Dragoshi "Though, are there at least any points of weakness in there, Dex?"
Dex "Again, the cable's connection to the ceiling is weak. Either way, they are planning something; you may wish to act fast."
Dragoshi "Okay... So the catwalk's fairly strong, no weak spots, and the cable, well... Yea."
Alex Fender "I'll take the cable and go down first, then."
Dragoshi "'Kay..."
Alex Fender reaches out for it, giving it a bit of a tug before putting his full weight on it and sliding down..
Metal Man (GM) A few pirates seem confused, but Alex lands below the platform, to where the cable connects: Some gigantic computer system. It has a lot of little plugs and dangerous looking wires hooked up to it... many AI cylinders hooked together.
Alex Fender lands, frowning...
Dragoshi *Sure, why not...*
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi stealthily falls all the way to the bottom. *SMACK!* OW. But nobody sees it!
Dragoshi *Stealth falling!*
Alex Fender stifles a chuckle and gives Drag a thumb's up.
Metal Man (GM) Both Alex and Dragoshi are at the base of the AI thing, unseen. It's apparently being powered up.
Dragoshi *Gets up, and notices all the AI stuff.* "Well, that's a first." >_>;;
Alex Fender "I'm decent at computers... I can try to jack into it..."
Dragoshi "I'm also pretty good with computers as well... Especially in the fields of hacking and repairs... Well, for what it's worth." :/
Alex Fender "I say we just yank shit out."
Dragoshi "...Yea. Let's just do that." :/
Alex Fender finds some wires and just starts-a yankin'.
Metal Man (GM) The Questers begin yanking stuff... Alarms go off. Space pirates above notice where they are. Most importantly, the AI itself is activated.
Alex Fender "...ohhhh snap."
??? "HALT IMMEDIATELY." A giant orange hand flies at both of them!
Alex Fender "WHOA! It's God! And he's been eating Cheetoes!"
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi suddenly notices the damned hand and attempts to dance around it!* .oO(Oh, holy shit, giant hand!)
Metal Man (GM) Alex Fender is hit by the wrath of Cheeto-eating God. However, Dragoshi leaps out of the way.
Alex Fender "OOF!"
Alex Fender is slammed into the wall, grunting...
Dragoshi *Why, yes. Dragoshi does attack this giant offending hand. How, you may ask? Well, first he raises left claw into the air and creates an orb of fiery energy, and then he hurls it at the damned thing... And when it connects, the fiery orb bursts out into an explosion of destructive power!* (Din's Fire)
Metal Man (GM) The slow-moving hand is impacted by it, and crashes into the cylinder. It is distorted... a giant face appears and glares at both Dragoshi and Alex.
??? "YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I AM A PART OF THE SPACE PIRATE PROJECT. EXPLAIN YOURSELVES BEFORE I HAVE YOU DESTROYED."
Alex Fender "The jokes on you, gigantic Cheeto eating God person! I NEVER know what I'm doing! Uhhh... we're... saving you? ...I think? Yeah! I think we're saving you!"
Dragoshi "I believe so.."
??? "FOOL." The face forms a person. The Space Pirates, strangely, step back.
Alex Fender "No, ALEX. AL. EX."
Dragoshi "..." *He tries to decipher what is the person, anyway.*
Alex Fender "Man, you weren't even close, were you?"
??? "The Space Pirates were assembling me in order to gain an edge over the GFS--an untouchable system that would outthink them at every turn... and now you have come to try to destroy me?"
Metal Man (GM) It's an orange person, who appears to be made of hundreds of small AI pieces put together.
Alex Fender "...man, you have bad ears for a computer god cheeto eating person. We're here to SAVE you, not destroy you. If we wanted to destroy you, we'd just nuke this place!"
Dragoshi "...'Kay, fuck this." *Decides to try to use the computer to override this... thing.*
??? "Nobody who talks like that could possibly save me." However, the hologram turns to Dragoshi. "Is this a child you've been tasked with guarding?" What a strange reaction.
Dragoshi *Stops his hacking attempt.* "...Wha?" *Chuckles.* "No, no. I'm far too old to be a child." :/
Alex Fender "I think he means me, Drago. Cause, you know, I am very ch--HEY!"
Dragoshi "...Oh. ...No. Not really. He's an ally of mine." >_>;;
??? "I see. If you are here to 'save' me, then explain to me how this would not impair my main orders to serve Space Pirates. Or else... I will simply destroy you."
Alex Fender "...because... I think you orders were altered BY the Space Pirates! See, if you were to serve them, they wouldn't be scared of you! Look at them!"
Dragoshi .oO(Yea, I mean, seriously, they look pretty creeped out) *Glances back at the pirates, then at the AI!* .oO(Almost like frightened bipedal space insects. ...With lasers. >_>;;)
??? "So they were. However, I cannot---" A large hangar door opens. There is a giant Space Pirate... oh gods... it's an Elite Space Pirate. The hologram is unceremoniously unplugged by it and tossed aside.
Metal Man (GM) The Elite Space Pirate roars, ready to fight!
Dragoshi "...What the christ."
Alex Fender "Hey, dude! Who pissed in your Kelloggs Cornflakes this morning?!"
Metal Man (GM) It appears to be roughly 30 foot tall, covered in phazon, and unlike earlier models, fairly stable and strong. At least. That's why it hasn't crashed or destroyed anything on its way out here. It roars angrily and tries to smash Alex with its fist, which is about the size of a boulder.
Dragoshi *Tries to zoom over to the cylinder while the behemoth of a Space Pirate is distracted.*
Alex Fender draws his guitar from his back gigbag in a flourish, swinging it mightily to deflect the shot. *BLOCK!*
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi moves very slowly. Alex picks block instead of dodge--which means that, while he succeeds, he also flies quite a ways backwards. No damage though. It sees Dragoshi and turns its attention to him.
Alex Fender smirks wide as he reaches into his jacket pocket and pulls out a pair of green biker goggles, yanking them down over his eyes as he spins his guitar around, the strap snapping into place around his body and hanging in playing position. He pulls the silver pick from behind his ear, how it stayed there no one knows, and slams a power chord. "Been a while since I had a decent fight! Common, butt nugget! Let's see what ya got fer Alex!"
Dragoshi *Right. Anyway Dragoshi tries to Wavedash over to the damned thing this time instead of normally running, 'cause hay, it worked that one time with the catwalks, so why naut?*
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi reaches the AI bits, but now the Elite Space Pirate is after him! He seemed only mildly annoyed by Alex's speech. Perhaps because Space Pirates lack English skills. He's wide open for being shot at, though.
Alex Fender "Ohhhh, no you don't!" Is on him like stink on Rosie O'donald, racing the distance over to him and suddenly vanishing, reappearing up in his grill, SLAMMING him with his guitar as he sings out. o/`Somesaid it's alriiiight... faster now, you know I got NO BREAKS!o/`.
Metal Man (GM) The ESP flicks Alex off like a fly.
Alex Fender "OWCHIES!"
Dragoshi *Tries to put a warp beacon on the AI cylinder.*
Dragoshi "That should do it..."
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi succeeds, and the computers are warped. Leaving... one big ugly Space Pirate to fight as a boss tomorrow! PAUSE! (Yet another inter-session break.) CONTINUATION. The Questers are in a wide dome room; the 20-30 foot tall Elite Pirate roars.
Aribar looks up at the gigantic space pirate...* "I... Umm... Why us?"
Metal Man (GM) The Elite Space Pirate stands tall... and in the center of the room. Go crazy.
Aribar tries to think of a way to take down this monstrosity. He's taken on some large opponents before, but nothing this big. Chances are it can block anything the elf throws at it, but one has to try something! Aribar conjures up two magical arrows sends them flying unerringly up to the Space Pirate's face.* "Hope this works..." (Two Homing Missiles)
Metal Man (GM) The monstrosity holds up his arm, trying to block them all with his massive girth. He blocks the first, but it knocks him off so much the second hits him. Man... that's one chunky Pirate. He's been eating his wheaties.
Dragoshi *So, anyway, Dragoshi sizes up his humongous foe and looks at 'im until he then flares up his nostrils, rears his head back, then lashes his head out, mouth open, which breathes out a massive gout of flame at the pirate! After such, Dragoshi holds up a small orb of fire in between his left claw, then throws it at the future poster boy for steroid abuse, causing an explosion upon (potential) impact!* (Firebreath,followed up by Din's Fire)
Metal Man (GM) The pirate sees the flame, and realizes it cannot just simply block that without catching on fire. It runs away from both of the fire attacks. Hit, and... Miss.
Digifanatic starts his share of action in this fight by rearing back his hand and rocketing up to the ESP's chest via Fire Punch/Fox, and finishes it off with a thrashing Rapid Fury of close-range moves to about the same spot as before.
Metal Man (GM) The giant pirate starts off his turn with a massive shockwave, threatening everyone... He blows a phazon inhibitor. Then he points his arm cannon at Dragoshi and blasts a giant phazon ray at him. Digi's fire punch easily hits him through the shockwave.
Dragoshi "..." *Blink-ku. Anyway, Dragoshi tries to do a normal tactic of his and dance around this supermassive deathray... And the shockwave if it's necessary. Actually, no. Dance around the ray, and jump over the shockwave. 'Cause really, how do you dance around a shockwave.*
Metal Man (GM) Success, followed by another success. Double miss.
Aribar would try to leap over the shockwave.*
Deloth "...It's always shockwaves, dammit..."
Deloth attempts a quick jump over the oncoming wave.
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi quickly hops over the shockwave and, then gracefully dance around the ray like some sort of overelaborate flower petal or something.*
Metal Man (GM) Deloth evades wave, er, so does Aribar.
Deloth stares at the giant Pirate, really wishing he had a slingshot for some reason... oh well. Hopefully a Final Cutter'll work just as well.
Metal Man (GM) The pirate tries to block all of that. Miss hit hit hit.
Julian *And Julian enters the fray to massive applause from the off-screen audience! He enters via warp, just finishing taping up his right wrist when he looks up! Horror of horrors!* "...The hell's goin' on now?"
Deloth "Evil Space Pirate."
Aribar "Just fighting a... Very... Very... Very big thief."
Dragoshi "Yeaaa... Now help us kill this poster child for mutagen abuse." >_>;; "...please?"
Metal Man (GM) The Space Pirate roars loudly.
Julian *The obvious solution to Evil Space pirates is PUNCHING THEM IN THE FACE >:O. Air Julian takes off, making a running jump up to the Space Pirate's head, hanging in the air for a bit above it, then falling down on it with a flurry of jabs to daze it! Rapid Fury attack GO!*
Julian *After delivering a dizzying series of lefts and rights to the Space Pirate's face, Julian rears back and SLAMS a powerful finishing right hook SMASH into the Space Pirate's waiting jaw, trying to knock it to the canvas-er floor. Yeah, that's the ticket.*
Metal Man (GM) The pirate responds by raising his arm to block what he can. Hit, hit. He is just too slow.
Julian *Julian lands after SMASHing the Pirate away, backing up to the group while wiping his nose with the back of his taped fist.* "Too easy."
Metal Man (GM) The pirate roars.
Aribar holds out his hand and begins to mutter arcane words under his breath. A red orb of energy forms in the palm of the elf's hand and slowly grows.* (charging Fire!)
Aribar now has a roaring fireball in his hand. The elf smirks at the giant space pirate and takes a step back, readying for a throw. He lobs the fireball towards the space pirate and while in the air it narrows and lengthens into the shape of a spear before piercing the Pirate!* (Fire spell!)
Metal Man (GM) The Pirate desperately attempts to run away. It has good success... Just not good enough.
Dragoshi *So, anyway, Dragoshi gets into stance and breathes in a lot of air which he then holds in for a few seconds, then opens his mouth and blasts out a massive, continuous stream of icy breath at the ESP.* (Blizzard!)
Metal Man (GM) He tries to block that with all his might. Hit, hit. He fails. Dragoshi freezes part of his arm, but he's too big to all freeze from that one set.
Deloth first does two normal slashes at the pirate's legs, then does a quick backflip out of harm's way, waggles his finger at the pirate, and smirks. "Aww. Trying to run already? Why don't you fight like the abomination of nature you really are, hmm?"
Metal Man (GM) He tries to block both slashes. Miss, hit. He is slightly effected by the taunt.
Aribar dashes towards the Space Pirate, the whistling wind in his ear getting louder with each passing moment. A visible whirlwind forms around the elf and divides, condensing into uncountable blades. They all whip about in a frenzy, but when the elf is just about to ram into the giant's foot they all twist about and thrust themselves into the pirate before Aribar. He hopes this sudden attack brings the Elite Space Pirate down to its knees, and to ensure that job is done the mage summons more wind-aligned swords and cuts up his foe's leg!* (Two Whirling Fortresses)
Metal Man (GM) He is hit by both, becaaause... he's busy moving to smash Julian into the ground with his frozen arm! And the Mega Smash is kind of a mega meh.
Julian *It's time! Primetime! Julian moves to center stage to take on the big bad Elite Space Pirate! Julian runs right at him, crouching down as he nears him and SHOOTING straight up with his right fist extended towards the sky, spinning rapidly and trying to catch the ESP in a pummeling vortex of pugilistic PAIN! It's the Little Mac special, the Star Uppercut!*
Metal Man (GM) The uppercut collides with the massive arm smash. Julian takes damage; but he also hits with great success over the arm attack.
Julian *Just as Julian reaches the arc of his jump, Julian brings his fist down to face lever, cocks his arm back, and continues his spin, staying in his place in the air and slamming hook after hook into the Space Pirates' face! The Super Spin Punch is TOTALLY TOUGH!*
Metal Man (GM) Well. No way he can block that.
Julian *Julian drops back to the ground after finishing giving the ESP a free one-way ticket to Pain Street, pointing his thumbs towards himself as he backpedals to the group, as if to say 'Who's the man?'*
Metal Man (GM) He has plenty of life.
Digifanatic decides to switch up his set a bit for this next turn. He takes another leap into the air right at the ESP's midsection. While in a casual midair flip, he contently digs into one of his pockets and pulls out his Digivice, smiling... Without further ado, a huge blast of energy surrounds him as he comes crashing down into the ESP's bulky frame! One Digital Slam coming up...(Stone!)
Metal Man (GM) It goes to un-digital slam that attack. With a block. *Blockd.*
Digifanatic *Didn't hit, but hey, he's under the nice protection of his energy field for now...*
Dragoshi *So, anyway Dragoshi starts his turn off by running over to the Pirate, scythe drawn, and when he does reach said pirate, he would then rapidly spin 'round and 'round attempting to carve 'im up!* (Spin Attack)
Metal Man (GM) He holds up an arm to block it... And barely fails. The pirate's arm is frozen and has a big gash in it now.
Dragoshi *And, Dragoshi decides to raise his scythe above his head, and prepare...* (Charging up Smash Attack...)
Aribar decides to take a different approach to this... He takes out his dex and holds it up to the Elite Space Pirate.* "We're basically flies before this monstrosity. We need a tactical advantage! Dex, scan this thing!"
Dex "Error! Error! Error! Phazon interference!" It shows static.
Julian *Welp, guess it's that time again.*
Aribar "..."
Dragoshi *So, anyway, after the dramatic scythe-over-head pose his done with, Dragoshi then quickly strikes at the pirate, with a heavy downward slash!* (Smash Attack)
Metal Man (GM) He attempts to block that with icy gusto. And fails! Hit.
Julian *Julian puts up his dukes and moves in, attacking ESP with a Left, and a Right, and another left! He's giving him what-fore with that 3-jab Combo!*
Metal Man (GM) 3. As for Julian... three expertly timed attempts to block those, too. Hit hit miss for Julian. The pirate swings its massive fist down at Deloth, thinking to clobber him. And its bad luck chain continues!
Deloth dodges quickly and waves. "Close, big guy, but no cigar!"
Deloth *Pop quiz, hotshot. You're in combat. A big evil mutated space monstrosity is swinging a piston-sized fist at you. What do you do? What DO you do? How about a Stone Drop, AKA Red Meteor?* *Probably getting whacked with the fist as he jumps, but...*
Dahl *Warps in I guess ^^;*
Metal Man (GM) Deloth takes damage, and the Elite Space Pirate takes the damage of Deloth's attack too... he smashes Deloth into the ground, taking resiquite pain. Two attacks hitting one another. Both win.
Deloth *OWEEEE, that smarts.*
Digifanatic decides to simply run up to the ESP and take a nice, big ol' golf club swing again... hopefully, it's enough to continue rattling the monster's senses for a bit.
Metal Man (GM) He tries to block the golf swing. Failure.
Aribar conjures another magical missile and launches it up at the Elite Space Pirate, commanding the arrow to head to a chink in the thing's armor if such a thing exists.* "I wonder if our attacks are even doing anything..." (Homing Missile)
Metal Man (GM) He then goes to block Aribar's arrow. *Blockd.*
Julian *Julian cracks his knuckles, then plants his feet, leans backwards, cocks his arm, and rears back as ki starts to gather into his fist. Looks like he's charging something...*
Dragoshi "...Hmm." *And, Dragoshi, for the sake of it, snaps his claws as a small orb of flame pops up. Dragoshi then focuses, the orb slowly growing in size...* (Charing up Din's Fire)
Dahl *cracks her knuckles and draws out her rusty old board sword and Moves in to preform a whirling slash (spin attack) on the Pirate, takes a step back, pulls the sword back, and throws a heavy swing at the pirate.* (smash attack)
Metal Man (GM) He attempts to stop both... And his only dice luck so far causes him to easily block both.
Dahl "heh ...oh this could be fun."
Metal Man (GM) It is nearly dead anyway.
Julian *This fist of mine is glowing white! Its burning grip tells me to defeat you! Everything goes slow-mo for a bit as Julian brings his bright fist forward, his entire lower and upper body moving along with it. As Julian reaches the max of how much he can move forward while standing in place, he pushes off with his powerful legs as time speeds back up! Julian's going at nearly the speed of sound.
Dragoshi "Now... Eat this!" *Suddenly, Dragoshi launches the concentrated blast of fire at the pirate, as it moves slowly at first, but quickly accelerates, and attempts to slam into the pirate, causing a ferocious explosion of fire upon impact, attempting to at least damage him somewhat, if not bowl him over.* (Din's Fire)
Metal Man (GM) Now... watch as the pirate attempts to block Dragoshi, and then just simply dodge Julian. ...And they worried about not hitting?
Julian *ESP LOOZE!*
Metal Man (GM) Next, he tries to simply dodge Julian's attack. Good luck, not good enough to evade Julian's attack. He glows a strange orange color and attacks with an empowered Phazon shockwave! It threatens all!
Aribar jumps over it!
Metal Man (GM) Dragoshi's attack and Julian's simply move through it, though Dragoshi takes damage. As does Aribar.
Dragoshi *Hangs on with, like... 12 HP.*
Julian *Julian rebounds after landing the punch, touching down as the Shockwave passes behind him, wiping his nose with the back of his fist again before giving the ESP the THUMBS DOWN. Oh yeah, it be ON.*
Metal Man (GM) No damage to Deloth.
Deloth shakes off the Stoning at a good time, having just rode out a big shockwave with no injuries...
Deloth "Okay... stupid idea time."
Deloth runs around to the back of the abomination of nature and performs a Final Cutter at the back of its feet, hoping to at least cripple it somewhat.
Metal Man (GM) The beast attempts to dodge them, as it can't block things behind it! Hit hit hit. He falls over, totally dead. That's an effect, right?
Deloth "...Uh. I didn't think it'd work THAT well."
Julian *Julian raises his fists in victory!* "'Bout time he took a 10-count."
Metal Man (GM) The Space Pirate dead, the entire place begins to collapse. The AI pieces are warped out.
Dragoshi "...Quite." *Leans against his scythe.*
Aribar blinks, looking at the fallen pirate.* "... Is it really dead?"
Julian "Is it movin'?"
Dragoshi "Anyway, we should prolly' get out of here."
Julian "If it ain't, it's dead."
Dahl "Gah, I think we should get out of here!"
Computer "Destruction imminent. Please use escape Warp A."
Julian "Right..." *Warp A?*
Metal Man (GM) A massive warp machine raises up... ...gee... the control panel for it's been ripped in two!
Julian *Oh snap.*
Deloth "...Crap!"
Deloth runs over to the panel.
Dragoshi *...And would it take a forever and a half and a Godzilla for one to repair it alone?*
Computer "Error. Damage to escape device. Repair to restore functioning."
Deloth "I need some duct tape and some chewing gum wrappers! Stat!"
Dragoshi *As does Dragoshi.*
Aribar "..."
Metal Man (GM) It wouldn't matter if it did, it's the only way out. There's two big chunks out of it on the floor that need to be reconnected.
Dahl *runs over to it as well.*
Julian *Julian backs off, and lets the others figure this out.*
Deloth "...Why did I wait to make that kit?"
Deloth fires a glance around for something, ANYTHING that could help!
Metal Man (GM) Deloth discovers a chunk of the board, laying on the floor, and where it needs to be put. Helpful! Now to just put it back on...
Deloth "...Okay, this thing needs to go there." *points to the board and the location of where it needs to be.* "Anybody have some glue?"
Dragoshi "...Forget about the glue! We don't have much time!"
Deloth "Che... fine."
Deloth grabs the board chunk and attempts to put it back, making this mother FIRE again! Live, darn you, LIIIIIVE!
Metal Man (GM) That's not gonna work, Deloth. It isn't a tinker toy. It sorts sparks n' stuff. This is where Dahl comes in. Right, Dahl?
Deloth "...Yeah, I've done my part here. Everybody has valid wills, right?"
Dahl "oh give me the damn thing..." *tries to repair it.*
Dragoshi *Tapping his foot, 'cause he's a bit impatient...*
Julian *Julian looks over his fingernails while he waits for the tech peoples to get this done...*
Metal Man (GM) Dahl quickly puts the machine back together.
Dragoshi *Okay. And Dragoshi tries to program in the coordinates!*
Aribar sits back... Knowing nothing of any of this.
Dragoshi .oO(This should hopefully work...)
Dahl *cracks her knuckles.* "hmm."
Metal Man (GM) *BZZT!* *KZT.* WARP.
Julian "Hey! You guys got it down yet?"
Metal Man (GM) Everyone appears at HQ, with the AI stuff.
Julian "...Guess so."
Metal Man (GM) However... the group appears specifically on the Big Room table.
Dahl "Hehe that was fun!"
Metal Man (GM) Professor Oak is shocked to see the Questers.
Deloth "...Nice work."
Dragoshi "...Again with the table?"
Deloth jumps off and onto the floor.
Professor Oak "Wha? Gah!" *He rubs his eyes.* "Well... nice to see you're alive."
Dragoshi "...We should really move this thing if we keep landing on it." *Hops off the table.*
Julian "Yo. Apparently we got the... whatever."
Professor Oak "Good work Questers, anyway... we analyzed the data. That was an isolated occurrence, and you stopped it."
Metal Man (GM) Mission Completed.
Aribar "Thanks for the nice greeting.."
Dragoshi "The AI cylinders."
Julian *Julian hops off the table, getting to work untaping his fists.*
Aribar "Hm... Oak, a random question related to your field of study.."
Metal Man (GM) Yes, in addition, Dragoshi.
Deloth "Well, now that we're back... does the shop sell duct tape and Swiss knives?"
Professor Oak "Not exactly, but it'll be open shortly."
Deloth "...Damn. How can I cobble together a brilliant last-minute solution WITHOUT ANY FREAKIN' DUCT TAPE?!"
Dahl *hops off the table and giggles.*
Dragoshi "You find electrical tape instead?"
Deloth "Fine. Does the shop sell electrical tape?"
Julian *Julian finishes untaping his wrists, tossing the bloody, Space-Pirate matter coated tape in the trash and shaking the sweat that had accumulated in there out of his hands.* "Now if you'll excuse me, I got a fight to go train for." *And so Julian wanders off to the Stadium's gym.*

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