Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 400: Super Smash Trade Network
Date: September 21st & 23rd, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu vs. Link is raging in the arena. The Pirate AI mission was just completed. The Questers would be in the stands. Lakitu is mysteriously missing, though Digi would still be looking for him.
Deloth: "Hey, guys, where can I get some spray paint? I need to touch up my room."
Metal Man (GM): They're on Big Blue. Currently it's an aerial battle between Pikachu and Link.
Digifanatic: *walks back to the others, too concerned with Lakitu to be interested in the booth for now.* "Don't know... maybe there's a good hardware store around here or something."
Deloth: "Eh... okay. Nothing serious."
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu leaps up, and... he nails Link in the head with a kick.
Digifanatic: "Oh, nice hit."
Chancé: "That had to hurt."
Metal Man (GM): Link flies back, bounces off of Captain Falcon's ship, lands face-down on an F-zero racer. The crowd cheers. Link gets up and leaps at Pikachu, and tries to stab him, only to be kicked down again. This time he catches himself, though... and does an up-stab directly below Pikachu. *STAB!* Pikachu is now flying in the air.
Deloth: "By the way, I need some postage stamps, too."
Digifanatic: "Oh? Some token of gratitude or whatnot, wanna give someone a gift?"
Metal Man (GM): While Pikachu floats down and lands on a car... Link moves in... *BEEP BEEP BEEP!* It's the Questers' dexes.
Deloth: *without blinking.* "Yes."
Digifanatic: *eyes fixed on the match again... and then his Dex" .oO(Dang it.) *opens Dex.* "Hello?"
Deloth: "...Hold that thought." *takes out and opens his Dex.*
Dragoshi: *Opens Dex.* "...What."
Aribar opens up his dex.
Metal Man (GM): A commander is on the screen. He's some sort of high-tech guy. He speaks.
Commander Randall: "This is Commander Randall, speaking on behalf of the Galactic Federation, thanking you for regaining those artificial intelligences we lost."
Dragoshi: "No problem."
Aribar: "No problem, Commander."
Digifanatic: "You're welcome."
Commander Randall: "We shall begin sending you supplies for you to use in subsequent combat missions, although they will cost money to buy. Any way, I have a lot of errands to do, so I'll get back to you later. Randall out." *Zoomp.*
Metal Man (GM): The message ends.
Digifanatic: *closes Dex and looks back at the match.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers look back at the battle; Pikachu lost another life?!?!?! Wow. Fast-paced battle.
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Puts Dex away and notices Pikachu's life loss.* "Sheesh..."
Digifanatic: "Link's to lose."
Deloth slaps his Dex shut and looks back up. "So. Postage stamps?"
Chancé: "Try the toad town post office?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I may have a couple up in my room, but I don't know how many you need. I mean, I did like to send gratitude towards friends I've met on the road before I came back here."
Deloth: "I'll probably need a lot. I'm sending something heavy."
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu and Link have a while to go, and the battle gets kinda boring as they start chucking stuff at one another from atop platforms. However, another figure enters the stands... it's Ganondorf. He looks completely healed.
Digifanatic: *back to the fight.* "Oh, I want to see--OKAY, WHAT IS THIS?!"
Metal Man (GM): In fact, he's walking right towards everyone.
Deloth: *under his breath.* "...Uh-oh..."
Deloth slowly reaches back, towards his sword...
Chancé: "Poor Link..."
Metal Man (GM): A drink man gets in his way. He rudely knocks the man over and continues, until he finally sees the Questers... ...clearly, he's not happy. He seems... somewhat mad about something.
Aribar narrows his eyes and looks at Ganondorf.
Dragoshi: *Glances at Ganondorf.* "...What is it?"
Chancé: "It seems Ganon has something to tell us... or he is just hopped up on power again."
Ganondorf: "Your... past behavior... it is time that you have taken responsibility for your foolish antics." He clenches his right fist. "You never looked beyond the tip of your own noses. Upon seeing me, you assumed I was out to do evil." *His Triforce of Power tattoo glows.* "I am a balance like all the other Triforce wielders. It was not me, but The Void, which caused me to enter into so many antagonistic organizations... against my own will."
Deloth: "Uh-huh..." *keeps his hand on his sword handle.*
Metal Man (GM): He bites his lip, almost hard enough to draw blood. His other fist trembles a bit. The Questers haven't seen anybody this mad before.
Aribar: "Oh? And you had nothing to do with it at all?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Stays silent.*
Digifanatic: *tries to see if he can believe Ganondorf's word or not.*
Ganondorf: "The Void... used my body and ignored my mind. It was not in my favor to mindlessly attack you, nor was it my type of endeavor to ally with... fools."
Metal Man (GM): He appears to be telling the truth. Digi senses a very different sort of motive at work with his current speech. One which, to be honest, never surfaced during The Void's days.
Chancé: "Or to act as a temptation in traps?"
Digifanatic slowly nods in belief. If anyone should have the last word, it'd be himself.
Deloth: "Got it. Anything else?"
Ganondorf: "You were supposed to be a police organization. You failed your duties by killing me, thus allowing the Void to use me over and over again. Do you not see what I mean?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Deloth and sees his nonchalant response. He looms over Deloth, staring at him directly, with his crooked nose very close to Deloth.
Deloth coolly stares right back at Ganondorf.
Aribar: "What are we supposed to do? Say sorry for you being weak-willed and taken over by a god-like power? It's in the past."
Chancé: "Now, all of you, stop trying to (care bear) stare each other down."
Metal Man (GM): Seeing his fearsome nature fail, he overpowers Deloth's own look with his willpower. He laughs evilly, standing back.
Digifanatic: "I understand exactly what you mean, Ganondorf, and I believe we did kill you... if anything, the Void reincarnated you and made sure you didn't know you had been killed before."
Ganondorf: "I would never be afraid of an incontinent idiot such as yourself, Deloth."
Deloth sweats a bit, accidentally breaking eye contact... he needs to work on his casual stare...
Chancé: "Ganondorf, I believe you have something important to tell us?"
Digifanatic: "That is the closest thing I can think of."
Ganondorf: "Yes... that you should be held accountable for your actions. You never took into account my mental status when you attacked me... and you still do not. For this reason, you shou--"
Deloth bites his tongue. Hard. Otherwise things would get bad VERY quickly...
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER appears.
SIMBER: "Unfortunately, Ganondorf, the old Questers are mostly gone. Those who have joined have agreed to change their ways, and they have."
SIMBER: "Yelling at them won't change anything."
Ganondorf: "Hmph." He suddenly stomps off.
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER vanishes again, leaving the group to discuss this for a moment.
Chancé: "Hmm, a bit blunter than the technique I was going to try SIMBER, but your method works."
Aribar mutters, "Good riddance."
Deloth: "So why is he so mad at US? Void's the one at fault. Hell, if anything, he should be thanking us."
Digifanatic: "I see what you mean. Honestly, if he didn't do anything wrong, then it was my thick cranium that did it... but that Lakitu is still suspicious and I'm glad I haven't found him."
Chancé: "People often fine it easier to place blame in other than themselves Deloth."
Deloth: "Was that directed at him or me, Chancé?"
Digifanatic: "Hey, I'm gonna be right back, guys. Heading up to my room for a few minutes, see if I still have any stamps."
Aribar: "It's Ganondorf. He probably wanted to take out his rage on us."
Chancé: "You asked why he was mad at us Deloth, I answered."
Digifanatic starts walking back to his room at this time, stopping and glancing back at the fight every now and then, but soon enough, he gets back to his room. Now to look for some stamps...
Deloth: "Still, the things I'd do for one good punch to his big, fat head..."
Metal Man (GM): The fight is still going on; by this time, Link and Pikachu are fighting in the lower left corner. Link pulls out a bomb, but Pikachu zaps him good! He flies onto the pavement... ...but he recovers onto a car! Stage left.
Chancé: "Now Deloth, violence has never made everlasting peace."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to attack... the bomb explodes, and he falls over. KO! Pikachu wins.
Chancé: "It had made link need some potions and healing however..."
Deloth: "No, but it sure feels damn good to cave someone's face in right after he's insulted you."
Chancé: "I find it's more fun to prove them wrong, then drive the point as far as necessary."
Metal Man (GM): Digi get to his room. Just in time for everyone's dexes to beep again.
Digifanatic sighs a bit and opens his Dex.
Deloth: "Not when the opponent can rip you apart... what NOW?!" *Dex out, Dex open.*
Dex: "A mission is available. Please report to the Big Room."
Chancé opens his dex.
Chancé: "I see."
Deloth: "Good, a new outlet for pent-up frustration." *heads on over to the Big Room.*
Dragoshi: *Opens Dex.* "...Right." *Closes Dex, heads over to Big Room MKII. >_>*
Chancé strides to the big room.
Aribar heads to the Big Room...
Digifanatic closes his Dex, ignoring the stamps for now... he goes to a corner of his room and grabs something that would go back about 5 or so years in Digi's timeline... an old keytar he received from a trip to Scott's planet that the ex-Quester hosted. Looks like Digi will make interesting use out of this...
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in the Big room. Today's briefer is... Captain Falcon.
Digifanatic: .oO(Give this a shot today.)
Metal Man (GM): Captain Falcon is standing up. He gives the thumbs up sign.
Captain Falcon: "Hey kids. Welcome to the Big Room. I just got another call in..."
Dragoshi: o_O "...Hello. Anyway, what's the mission?" *Blinks.*
Alex Fender: "WhoooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!" *SLAM.*
Dragoshi: .oO(Also. I'm far from a kid. e_e)
Captain Falcon: "Well, there's these AI cylinders, and they're missing."
Alex Fender comes SLAMMING through the door and face first onto that big ol' table in the center.
Deloth: "...Ewww. I'll clean the table after we get back."
Captain Falcon: "Somebody stole them, apparently."
Alex Fender gives a thumbs up.
Aribar: "... More stolen AIs?"
Dragoshi: "Space Pirates?"
Alex Fender: "I'm okay!"
Dragoshi: "Or someone else?
Digifanatic: *looks at Alex.* .oO(Hmm... he looks familiar... wait a second.) *takes a quick look at him and his guitar.* .oO(My eyes messing with me?)
Chancé: "Yes. I see."
Captain Falcon: "Space what? No... somebody else."
Chancé: .oO(Too many hits to the head? Well, him and Alex Fender would make a good set of friends...)
Alex Fender flips up and sits cross legged on the table.
Falcon: "See... they were in the lab, and... then they just vanished."
Alex Fender: "Vanished? Like disappeared?"
Falcon: "We got a lead, though. Supposedly, somebody's trying to sell them. Yes. Exactly."
Aribar: "... Sounds like an incompetent thief."
Wolfman somehow gets in on the conversation... whatever said conversation is.
Dragoshi: "Did the people there at least get a good look at the person before they disappeared?"
Alex Fender: "Oo! Is it Wal-Mart??"
Wolfman: .oO(...and I HAD to enter at that note.)
Alex Fender: "They have great items at rock bottom prices, you know."
Falcon: "Wall what?"
Deloth: "...Alex, why did we let you join again?"
Dragoshi: *Facepalms as Alex says that.* "...what."
Wolfman: "Alex Fender, Wal-Marts... are not exactly around this part of the multiverse."
Digifanatic: .oO(That's it! That name sounds a bit familiar?)
Alex Fender: "The old guy in the tight, tight pants let me join."
Falcon: "No, no. They were seen in Del... Del Pianto... Delfino island."
Alex Fender: "So tight, you can see his RELIGION."
Wolfman: "Delfino Island... Mario's been there."
Falcon: "They were trying to sell it to some guy named Don Cortega. Or something. Anyway, your job is to find the guy who did it. He was... sorta dark looking. And skinny."
Deloth looks around the Big Room for a ballpoint pen.
Chancé: "Ah. I was to the Delfino islands on my travels... I did not meet this don fellow though. Hmm..."
Alex Fender: "And kick his ass?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Dark-looking, and... skinny? Waluigi?)
Falcon: "No, no. He's useful. Plus, people who fight him... disappear..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Nice tennis courts.)
Alex Fender: "Awww... I wanted to kick someone's ass."
Falcon: "Any way... you guys can go warp there... and remember!"
Metal Man (GM): He makes a thumbs up symbol.
Falcon: "Winners don't do drugs!"
Dragoshi: "There's always next mission, Alex." :/
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds one.
Alex Fender: "And losers don't do milk!"
Digifanatic: *to Alex.* "Hey, you're Scott's buddy, right?"
Deloth: "Alright!" *snatches and pockets it.*
Falcon: "Yes! Milk is only for winners! Or... neutral people."
Wolfman: "...Alex, I think you need to keep quiet for a bit. What you are saying often doesn't make sense."
Dragoshi: *Almost crashes from the weight of the cliché in what Falcon said. And almost laughs from what Alex said.*
Chancé: "Falcon... did you... never mind... someone open the warp?"
Alex Fender is IMMEDATELY IN Digi's face. "Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss???"
Falcon: "Now... Falcon... Warp!"
Deloth: "Now to look for an empty bottle and some rubber bands..."
Metal Man (GM): Falcon catches on fire and flies out of the room.
Digifanatic: "Oh, hi."
Metal Man (GM): He leaves two burning trails behind him. Wowza... he's fast.
Wolfman: "...since when could Falcon do that?"
Deloth: "...Oh, right, mission time. Guess that'll have to wait."
Dragoshi: "...Does that always happen?"
Metal Man (GM): The warp room is open.
Digifanatic: *looks at Falcon for a minute.* "He's nuts." *What was left of Falcon, that is.*
Deloth heads for le warp room.
Chancé: "So stupid he can def..."
Metal Man (GM): The warp room has a weird warp pipe in it. I mean. Warp pipes are par for the course, but...
Chancé heads to the warp room.
Metal Man (GM): ...This one is plaid.
Wolfman enters... huh?!?
Alex Fender: "LUDICROUS SPEED!!!" *leaps in feet first.*
Digifanatic: "Anyways... Alex, you are Scott's friend, right? Think a couple of us met you on a trip a while back?"
Dragoshi: "...Does this warp send peo-DAMMIT, ALEX! Get out of my mind!."
Metal Man (GM): Alex vanishes. *WARPWARPWARP.*
Wolfman: "...personally, I think this pipe might be what I need."
Digifanatic: "Saturn Coffee without the boing."
Wolfman: "I could use some craziness OUTSIDE of this place."
Chancé: "Well, we have our test, we can dex him when he arrives where he gets."
Wolfman: "Plus... someone has to keep an eye on him."
Wolfman leaps in.
Deloth: "What I need is a really big bottle of aspirin and some damn rubber bands and paper clips..."
Deloth climbs up and jumps into the pipe.
Dragoshi: "Don't you mean the BoInG?"
Digifanatic: *rather contently, almost with a chuckle.* "Yeah..."
Dragoshi: *Chuckles as he then enters the pipe.*
Chancé: *Face fault.* "Or we can jump in head first..." *sigh.*
Chancé jumps in.
Aribar belatedly goes and follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): WARP. Everyone appears at the Delfino marketplace, near Delfino plaza.
Metal Man (GM): It's a nice, tropical day...
Wolfman takes in the sights, sounds, and smells... finally, a vacation!
Metal Man (GM): ...When a warp pipe appears in front of a shop, shooting the Questers out in a pile... atop pineapples, which go flying everywhere.
Alex Fender is already there, waiting for the group. And for some reason, he has a pineapple on his head.
Wolfman: .oO(...the smell of pineapples? Wait, I wanted the beach!)
Dragoshi: *Augh, wackily placed pipes!*
Metal Man (GM): A man sitting in a lounge chair... no, a Pianta, no man has a tree atop his head...
Digifanatic: *half-dryly.* "I didn't set the coordinates."
Alex Fender: "Aiyiyiyiyiyi!"
Metal Man (GM): With sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt, greets the Questers.
Chancé: "Ah yes, the Yoshis here thrive on the tropical fruit."
Wolfman attempts to stand back up... without knocking more pineapples down.
Dragoshi: "...Why did we place a pipe under a pineapple stand?" @_@.
Don Cortega: "Hello, Questers. I am Don Cortega. You... you are looking for one of my clients, no?"
Dragoshi: "I mean, sure, pineapples are good, but-...Oh."
Deloth: "Er... yes."
Chancé: "We are looking for a thief who is selling something stolen."
Wolfman will let the others talk here. His role: silent enforcer. (hopefully)
Chancé: "Surly you would never have a client like that."
Wolfman: .oO(Chancé, watch some MOVIES for once.)
Alex Fender is busy doing a funny shimmy dance next to Dragoshi.
Don Cortega: "Oh... I am not so sure. I have... many clients. For you see... those are not pineapples you landed on... they are... tracking devices..."
Aribar crosses his arm and stands off to the side, letting Lucent by the group's face.*
Don Cortega: "Any way... what was stolen? Thieves... try to sell things to me."
Alex Fender: "Tracking devices? Can you track my boogie?"
Chancé: "AI containers."
Deloth: "ALEX, SHUT UP. NOW!"
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Did any of them try to sell you any strange cylinders?"
Wolfman: .oO(Planting fruit to plant a camera... hmm... I'll need to let Snake know about this later.)
Don Cortega: "Hm... I saw... two people..."
Metal Man (GM): There is a person next to this guy's stall reading a newspaper. It has a picture of Game and Watch on it.
Wolfman notes the newspaper...
Alex Fender: "Pineapple mambo..."
Metal Man (GM): The headline is "Infamous Black Market Baron Strikes Again!"
Wolfman drops his jaw...
Deloth walks over. "Can I see that paper for a second?"
Alex Fender dances right next to Del, now.
Digifanatic takes a look at the paper...
Digifanatic: .oO(Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyy...)
Dragoshi: "...Is that..."
Wolfman: .oO(...GAME AND WATCH?!?)
???: "Uh... sure. Look as much as you want." He's looking inside it, so the the whole outside part can be read by the Questers.
Digifanatic: *to Dragoshi, finishing his sentence.* "...Who you think it is."
Metal Man (GM): It's a spiel about Game and Watch illegally stealing and selling machinery to various clients.
Deloth: "So. HOW long have we supported a black market baron?"
Wolfman uses his Smash Dex to read the text... well, display it on his screen, how about that?
Don Cortega: "Ah yes. The Stick Figure baron... he is one of my clients."
Chancé: "So, Don Cortega, would you care to give up the two clients names?"
Deloth: "And more importantly, where can I find and arrest his ass?"
Wolfman: "Chancé, I doubt Don Cortega does that."
Don Cortega: "He brought me some cylinders of some kind, possibly A.I. The other guy simply gave me some weird barrels, nothing important."
Aribar: "Never knew Game and Watch was scum..."
Don Cortega: "Do you seek, then, Game and Watch?"
Dragoshi: "Guess so..."
Wolfman: "He used to be... well, one of our clients."
Don Cortega: "He knows his craft well. The police came to arrest him, and, well... he turned sideways, becoming invisible."
Digifanatic: "Sounds like him."
Dragoshi: "Well, that would make sense, seeing as he's some sort of 2-dimensional paper... thing."
Chancé: "So he lost the weight he gained?"
Don Cortega: "I saw a Warp Pipe over on that island appear. I believe he used that one. It leads to yet another market." He points to a pipe on an island, just across a little water.
Wolfman: "The literal sense, Chancé."
Don Cortega: "From the looks of it, he's become even skinnier."
Chancé: "Hmm, I see."
Deloth looks down into the water for Angry Boss Bass.
Alex Fender: "...that sounds like a song."
Wolfman: "Try big fish that swallows you whole."
Alex Fender yanks out his guitar and starts playing something like the Spider man song.
Chancé: "The water here is quite nice, I do not believe there are any harmful aquatic creatures."
Metal Man (GM): No Boss Bass.
Deloth: *He looks for ANY meat-eating creatures.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Digifanatic: *And then for stinging bloobers.*
Wolfman: "I'll scout the water for you guys... or at least, the bottom ocean floor."
Chancé: "Thank You for the information Don."
Don Cortega: "There are no harmful fish in these water. Only delicious tropical fish."
Digifanatic: "Oh, thank you."
Alex Fender: o/`Skinny man, skinny man, turns sideways to steal from a stand. Can he swing? No way bud! He's just narrow and dark and stuff. Hey there... there goes the Skinny man... o/`
Wolfman can't really swim... after all, he is a Maverick Hunter.
Don Cortega: "I wish you luck on your journey... it may be difficult, if you want the Dark Baron."
Wolfman: .oO(I sure hope the anti drowning module is still working... I shouldn't need to breathe.)
Deloth shrugs, hops into the water, and starts swimming, using both arms and wings for extra swimination.
Chancé sprints off towards the water and jumps, d. Jumps, and umbrellas towards the pipe.
Wolfman leaps into the water and starts walking/hopping/etc to his destination.
Deloth: "...Crap, I'm a fire elemental, I'm not supposed to swi--*SPLOOSH!*"
Aribar looks down the pipe...* "Is there... A drier way to get there?"
Metal Man (GM): Chancé leaps up, then sinks into the water.
Don Cortega: "Maybe... if you can fly."
Metal Man (GM): Then Chancé umbrellas, soaking wet, all the way to the other side.
Chancé: "well, a bit wet, but not too bad..."
Aribar: "... Do you happen to have a large kite?"
Wolfman runs across the bottom.
Dragoshi: "...Well, I'm half dragon..." *Opens up his awesome wings that haven't had use in a forever and a half and a Godzilla and a chainsaw. <_>*
Chancé starts to try and drain water from his robes by twisting them like a rag.
Alex Fender grumbles at the water damage that could happen to his guitar... he slides it away an TRIES to swim..
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman makes it across... ...but water doesn't seem to ever stop coming out of his ears, nose, and mouth. He also gets a fish stuck in his left ear. And seaweed on his feet.
Digifanatic decides to walk steadily up to the water. Yes, he's a tad concerned about his keytar, but then again, he's also got a Smash Dex and a Digivice that don't seem to take much damage in water...
Wolfman: "fihs weiorhweiorhewio sdiofhio dsi we we rweoihweioh wer w wer we sdhohxcoiv adof adsiofhasf." *takes fish out of his ear.*
Aribar: "... Nevermind." *Takes a breathe and tries to awkwardly swim... With one arm.*
Metal Man (GM): Alex makes it across. He hits his head on a buoy on the way, though.
Wolfman: "...alright, I need to be careful with that."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar begins drowning.
Alex Fender: *thunk.* "OW!*
Dragoshi: *So, anyway... Dragoshi would then start his trek to the pipe with a jump, another, jump, and possibly flight. If not, a third jump, and then flight. <_>*
Chancé seeing Aribar dives back in to try and save him.
Metal Man (GM): Digi does the backstroke across. Dragoshi flies across easily.
Wolfman turns around... oh crap! *goes into the water to try to help Aribar from below if needed.*
Metal Man (GM): Chancé leaps to Aribar... Wolfman steps into the water. His personality chip short-circuits. Meanwhile, Chancé slowly drags Aribar to the island.
Wolfman: "Hey, get-a your hands off-a Aribar! I'm the-star!" *attempts to drag Aribar away from Chancé to drag Aribar himself.*
Alex Fender: "Hey! When did Wolf turn Polish?"
Chancé: "??? Did you fry your brain?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth got across successfully.
Dragoshi: *Staring from the island.* "...what."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman drags Aribar away from Chancé.
Chancé watches Aribar get taken.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone on the island.
Wolfman: "I'm-a Mario, numbah one!"
Metal Man (GM): The pipe on the island is usable.
Deloth finally claws his way onto the pipe platform, coughing and spitting out water. "I HATE nature."
Alex Fender: "No, you're Wolf. Of man."
Chancé: .oO(... I better fix wolf... crashig him should cause him to reboot... )
Wolfman: "YAHOO!" *triple jumps, SM64 style, into the pipe.*
Digifanatic takes the pipe rather hastily before Wolf gets too bonkers... or not.
Chancé dives into the pipe after wolf.
Alex Fender: "SWEET! I wanna use my butt to kill things too!"
Alex Fender leaps in after Wolf.
Deloth heads into the pipe also, dripping wet, still coughing and just generally having a really sucky day so far.
Metal Man (GM): All reappear soon... ...in a Zelda marketplace, next to a man who is constantly tapping his knees with his hands.
Dragoshi: "...From one market to another" e_e.
Shop-man: "Hello. Press C Arrow to sell to me! Please please please! C arrow is all you need!"
Wolfman appears to some... freaky guy...
Alex Fender wees and runs up to the man, mimicking his action.
Deloth looks around for any shops selling clothesline string... or electrical tape.
Wolfman tries to find the C Arrow button on his suit.
Dragoshi: "What C Arrow? Is it like those lions that need to be set up?"
Wolfman: "Hey, I don't-a have it! That's not-a fair!"
Alex Fender: "We're not looking to sell stuff! We're looking for Skinny man!"
Chancé jumps towards Wolf getting ready to try and crash his CPU.
Aribar belatedly mutters a thanks for getting him out of there...
Shop-man: "You are also shop-teller man? You look for Baron?" He continues the freakish movement. "I will tell you... if you pay me 5 coins!"
Alex Fender: "How about I pay you with a tasty jam?"
Chancé: "Woops... wrong button..."
Wolfman: "Why should we-a pay you? Why should I-a pay you? I'm the-- Eheee hee heee! I'm not going to give you money... you will give me info first..."
Deloth: "...Allow me, Dark." *reels back and gives Wolf a whack to the head with the blunt side of his katana. That's known as a "hard reboot", kids.*
Chancé: "Here, Deloth let me try again."
Shop-man: "A... mad jam? What is... a mad jam?"
Wolfman: "Give us our info or my King will be mad at you!"
Metal Man (GM): *BZT!* Wolfman turns back to normal... but may revert to any of those personality at any moment, whenever he chooses.
Wolfman: "I don't want to have to use hocus pocus here..."
Shop-man: "Your talking machine looks valuable. Can I have that instead?"
Wolfman: "...what just happened?"
Deloth starts winding up for another hit--oh, is he fixed? Darn.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi tries to repair Manwolf so we don't have to deal with this inanity, because sheesh. @_@*
Wolfman: "...I malfunction too easily."
Chancé: "You were channeling Mario, some sneaky guy, and some minion of bowser?"
Metal Man (GM): He's as repaired as he's gonna get. Too much salt water on the brain.
Wolfman: "A malfunctioning AI won't work well."
Deloth: "You might wanna consider either getting some better parts or a good coat of waterproof primer..."
Shop-man: "So... do you pay me with large bottles of jam, or talking robot man?"
Chancé gives five coins to the shop-man.
Metal Man (GM): He takes the coins.
Chancé: "The information please."
Shop-man: "The skinny man vanished seconds before you came! His cylinders... they were not quite C-arrowish enough for me! He walked down that way!" He points down an alley.
Wolfman: "You couldn't trade with him, in other words?"
Chancé heads towards the ally. "Thanks for the information."
Deloth starts towards the alley... today is not gonna be a normal day.
Wolfman nods, then goes to the alley.
Digifanatic heads down that way.
Wolfman: .oO(...what DID happen to me?)
Dragoshi: *Does the same, because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down the alley, passing up a lantern post, and reach... a dead end. A wall with a paper-thin hairline crack in it is at the back of this alley.
Deloth: "...We need a bomb."
Wolfman scouts the dead-end... and sees... well, slag.
Wolfman: "I have another idea."
Wolfman attempts to use his Smash Dex to call Mario.
Dragoshi: "I have exploding 9-balls. Though, what's your idea, Wolf?"
Deloth: "But I want to blow this thing up."
Digifanatic looks to see just how easy it is to see that crack... and how tough and tall that wall is.
Mario: (Dex) "Yes-a? What-a do you need?"
Wolfman: "Mario, it's Wolfman. I'm trying to recall the adventures you told me about before... didn't you say something about being able to become flat yourself on one or two of those adventures?"
Deloth starting looking around for possible MacGyvering items, meanwhile...
Mario: "Yes, but that was-a within-a the Paper world. I-a blow everything up in the normal-a world instead."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees an odd sight: A bomb flower growing in an alley????
Deloth: "...That'll work."
Wolfman: "I still think we should look into being able to borrow some of those Paper powers."
Deloth: "Wolf, no need."
Wolfman: "...Deloth has it covered. Wolfman, out."
Deloth points a thumb to the bomb flower inexplicably growing in the alley...
Deloth: "Someone must have dumped out some really nice soil here."
Wolfman looks to the bomb flower that Deloth has found...
Chancé: "As yes, the bomb flower... what was it again?"
Wolfman: "Well, it technically can grow here with proper soil, since sunlight doesn't come here much."
Metal Man (GM): Chancé would remember it as being some sort of weird flower which can be plucked and thrown, causing explosions. The wall looks rather fragile, too.
Deloth: Okay, who gets to throw it? I."
Chancé: "Whoever can pick it up, be careful, it is fragile."
Wolfman: "I'll stand down. I might have... another strange moment."
Deloth: "...I'll do it. Stand back."
Digifanatic: "Hang on, Del."
Wolfman will do just that, and stand back.
Deloth: "Hang on what?"
Digifanatic stands on the opposite site as Deloth, willing to help.
Deloth pulls the flower, then QUICKLY flings that mother at the wall.
Digifanatic: *assuming whatever needs to be picked up is large and/or heavy enough to be picked up by two of them.*
Wolfman: "...alright, I'll try to help!"
Wolfman is thankful that Bomb Flowers have slower fuses than normal bombs in Hyrule. He goes to grab the Bomb Flower Deloth failed to throw properly, and throws it himself to the weak point!
Metal Man (GM): Deloth explodes instead.
Chancé: ".. how about I try.."
Metal Man (GM): A new bomb flower grows up.
Deloth: "THAAAAA!" *BOOM.*
Chancé pulls the new bomb flower and tosses it at the wall.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* Yet another pipe appears... this one's red.
Chancé: "looks like he went down another one.."
Wolfman: "We're going to end up playing cat and mouse here..."
Deloth just heads into the new pipe. This might take a while...
Chancé jumps down it.
Wolfman also follows along... there has to be a catch somehow.
Digifanatic: *goes for the warp*.
Dragoshi: "Apparently so." e_e *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in a high-tech shop. On... Corneria. A futuristic Pig in red armor sits behind a counter.
???: "Hey. What's this now? Some Questers? What do you guys want?"
Metal Man (GM): Weapons dot the wall behind him.
Deloth: *tiring quickly.* "We're looking for a black flat guy, and do YOU have any electrical tape?"
Wolfman: "...we're trying to find a Black Baron, sir. He's taken something from us."
Digifanatic looks to see if he can get a picture of G&W on his Dex to show the pig...
???: "Aw man, he was just here a minute ago! He had these funky cylinders, and they looked nice, but then I found dents in them! I don't buy dented stuff!"
Deloth: "So where'd he go?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that'd be our target."
Wolfman: .oO(...why is he trying to steal broken equipment?)
???: "Well..." He shakes his head. "Are you nuts? You can't catch him this way. You've probably been to five places already. Am I right?"
Digifanatic: "This would be our third."
Wolfman: "I thought fourth."
Digifanatic: "Close enough."
Deloth: "...Do you have any electrical tape or not?"
???: "Electrical tape? Sure... uhh..." He takes out some. "That'd be... 10 coins. It's the best quality."
Deloth tiredly slaps down 10 coins and puts the tape in his pack. Kit item getto daze!
???: "Well, you seem like nice customers. Maybe I can figure out your problem after all. What's missing?"
Wolfman: "A good way to catch the Baron is what we're missing."
???: "'Cause if it was electronic, maybe it has a tracker on it. You never know. I'd just need to know who made it."
Wolfman: .oO(Tracker... wait... Don Cortega had tracker pineapples!) "...did anyone actually take one of those pineapples from one of the worlds we've visited?"
Digifanatic: "I was expecting them to be normal pineapples..."
Dragoshi: "...I could go back and get one if no one did so."
Chancé: "Wolf, he is saying that if the AI cylinders had a tracker. Not if we have one."
???: "Pineapples??? Well. The Don tracks his stuff, but this doesn't sound like his forte, if you know what I mean."
Wolfman: "To be honest sir, I'm unsure what anyone's forte is right now. All we want to do is get our cylinder back."
???: "Who made it?"
Wolfman wonders if it is best to tell the truth or lie here...
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman ascertains that if he told a lie, he'd give you the wrong information. And the cylinders are already lost, so it's not like the shopkeeper is gonna get them if he knows.
Wolfman: "The Galactic Federation made it. It was put in our care for a little while."
Dragoshi: *Just twiddles his thumbs, being the silent one this time...*
Deloth looks at all those weapons on the wall... shiny...
???: "Well. This teleporter has their access... you guys should go that way... yeah."
Metal Man (GM): He sets some coordinates... displaying the coordinates to the Galactic Federation Store.
???: "Make sure to come back again, though--we've got some killer new products."
Wolfman: .oO(Oh great... GFHQ) "If we ever get the chance to come back, we will."
Dragoshi: "'Kay..." *To the teleporter! <_>*
Wolfman will warp once again... but is this the right one?
Wolfman: .oO(...and who was he?)
Digifanatic: *one more warp...*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP!* The Questers appear... at the Galactic Federation... shop. A man in a techno-outfit turns to them.
???: "I'm really busy right now. I can't tal--... oh. The Questers. That's right! We forgot something."
Wolfman: .oO(Well, at least these guys care about us to an extent. But what was forgotten?) "...what is that something?"
???: "We have trackers on them..." He flips a switch. "There they a---...what the???? They appeared, then vanished! That makes no sense..."
Wolfman: "...did they become... two dimensional? Sideways?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... would you like to see our target?"
???: "I dunno... looks like... somebody turned them off. Perhaps for servicing. Sorry guys. Maybe you should go back to HQ to figure it out, we can't seem to track it. It was nearby here for a moment--in fact, we also did some business with a strange, skinny being, but... that's about it."
Chancé: "Apply a flip code to the trackers?"
Wolfman: "It's that business that we're interested in, sir. He's the guy we are after."
???: "Oh. Him. Well, he was here just before you came... and also had weird cylinders. He went..." He gulps... "...To the Pirate Homeworld."
???: "You know... Zebes, or... whatever it is called."
Deloth: "Figures. Can you warp us there?"
???: "...Are you sure?"
Deloth: "Do we have a choice?"
???: "It's... dangerous. Space Pirates everywhere."
Dragoshi: "We'll just have to be careful, then."
Wolfman: "Is there a chance we can borrow one of your men to accompany us then to make it less dangerous?"
Dragoshi: "Or at least some equipment?" <_>
???: "None of our men would go there, even if they were paid for it. Not without some miracle."
Deloth: "Although going back to HQ can give me a chance to get some stuff I might need..."
???: "If you must get the object that badly, you may as well go... But I suggest against it."
Wolfman: "...we want it that badly."
Deloth: "We do?"
Wolfman: "It was stolen from us."
Metal Man (GM): A warp appears.
???: "Uh... good luck, then?"
Wolfman: "Thank you." *enters the warp.*
Digifanatic: "Thank you very much."
Chancé: "If the trackers appear again, alert us on our dex."
Digifanatic: *warp #5, I believe. Yeah.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would appear in a Space Pirate shop... ...hm. Odd, no Space Pirates.
Wolfman lands... in enemy territory: great.
Wolfman looks to see the doors/pathways available.
Deloth heads into the warp. "Okay, what next?"
Metal Man (GM): Wolf sees instead... ...An 8-bit Birdo. It talks, which is even stranger.
Dragoshi: "...What the heck..." .oO(What's that doing here?)
Wolfman keeps looking, and spots... huh?
Wolfman attempts to discern if it's "flat" enough, G&W style.
Birdo: "You're not going to find the main man here either, punks." It adjusts its bow. "Mr. G and W doesn't associate with punks like you."
Metal Man (GM): It's flat all right.
Deloth: "Fine. Give us a warp to the next place."
Metal Man (GM): In fact, Wolf looks at its side, and it vanishes.
Wolfman attempts to see... oh great: more vanishing things.
Birdo: "I can't let you do that--I'm gonna have to take you down for chasing him without cause." It... puts on 8-bit brass knuckles? "Nobody messes with the 8-bits."
Wolfman: .oO(I need a new upgrade.)
Deloth: "Without cause? HE'S SWIPING OUR PROPERTY!"
Birdo: "Unless... you're willing to pay a twenty coin restitution to my main man, Mr. G and W."
Chancé: "So, do any of you know any good sprite comics?"
Wolfman: "Look Ms. Vanished One... we were former associates with G&W."
Deloth: "I've got ten coins, a roll of electrical tape, and a pen. Will that cover it?"
Wolfman: "He chose to leave us, and we have to get back what he stole."
Birdo: "He doesn't mess with crazy people like you any more." S/he? turns to Deloth. "I'll take the ten coins. That'll require ten more. Of course, I thought you were the type to fight... Finders keeper, losers weepers, Mr. Wolf. So what if he found it? It's not yours anymore. So, are you gonna pay up, or feel the pain?"
Wolfman pays 10 coins.
Deloth pays the other 10.
Chancé: "We can beat them easy, you know that guys. and more than likely you will be ripped off.."
Birdo: "Hmph. Wimps. No wonder why the Big G doesn't associate with you."
Deloth: "Shut up, Chancé."
Birdo: "Well, I'll just be leaving--oh... that's right..."
Wolfman: "We wish to be more peaceful than before, and only fight when we have to."
Dragoshi: "Don't make me hurt you... I'm actually in a decent mood today."
Birdo: "Pirates don't give warps home for Questers, and you're out of the way of any... decent warp device. Perhaps you'd rather pay me 50 coins than be left out to dry with pirates everywhere and no escape in sight?"
Birdo: "The Big G was insistent we make you pay for scaring his favorite clients."
Wolfman: "...where is your honor?"
Deloth glances at the others, then at Birdo, then cracks his knuckles.
Birdo: "Pft. Honor. We all know money rules the world."
Dragoshi: "...Honor's dead these days."
Deloth: "Okay, that's the end of MY rope."
Birdo: "I can take you all on at once, if you want to try me."
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *he walks around the room, and slowly starts to walk in a circle around Birdo..."
Wolfman: "But doesn't G&W have to have some sort of honor when he does his work?"
Digifanatic: *stops for a second, as if he's thinking about something.*
Birdo: "You're right, he does." S/he? raises a fist. "But he doesn't give it out to spineless punks like you. If you want his good graces, you're gonna have to show me you're worth them. One of those ways is fighting..." It smiles. "Are you too afraid to hit a girl?"
Chancé: "A girl?"
Wolfman: "I'm not afraid. I've hit girls before many times."
Chancé: "I don't see a girl he-- oh... right.."
Wolfman: .oO(Of course, said females are usually either in arena battles or enemies, but...)
Digifanatic: "Same here... I've been in fights like this."
Birdo: "Well then, what are you standing there for? So I can charge up a smash attack for a hundred minutes? Fight me if you're so tough."
Chancé plucks a vegetable.
Wolfman: "So you've also learned how to Smash Attack? I'm curious of your form... without the "us getting hurt part."
Chancé munches on the carrot.
Birdo: "Oh... I'm very good at it. Here... let me show you!" *COMBAT BEGIN.*
Deloth: "Natch." *ducks into battle stance.* "So, what's next on the plan list, Wolf? Me finding something big and heavy to hit YOU with?"
Dragoshi: "Del, shut up. We have a dumbass tranny to deal with."
Wolfman: *Mario.* "I don't-a think so!"
Dragoshi: *Points at Birdo.*
Deloth: "Sorry. It's been a very irritating day."
Chancé: "Hmm, now... I wonder..."
Metal Man (GM): Birdo stands with a counter full of Pirate merchandise behind him.
Chancé quickly plucks a vegetable, hoping that he will pull the right one.
Chancé after pulling up a shriveled up turnip, he tosses hard a the low bit monster.
Chancé: "Eat this!"
Metal Man (GM): Counter-attack! Birdo shoots a bomb at Chancé's face! *BLAM.*
Chancé decides to wait for now, and charge his bow at the end of his turn.
Wolfman decides he might as well show Birdo how a Smash Attack is supposed to be done. He leaps over to Birdo, first with a jump kick to setup. Then, he quickly launches a crouch kick, followed by a smashing Uppercut. Why all of that? Because he's Down Right Fierce! (normal, normal, smash)
Dragoshi: *And, what does Dragoshi do at the start of his turn? He runs over to the counter, jumps up, and attempts to kick stupid tranny... dino... thing in the face while trying to get behind the counter!* (Normal Attack)
Metal Man (GM): +1 bonus to Wolf's attacks. Birdo simply turns flat against Dragoshi's attack. And is still hit! S/he spins around again to try to deflect Wolfman... Hit, then goes to deflect the other... Crouch kick misses. The Uppercut misses.
Wolfman: .oO(...me and my big mouth)
Dragoshi: "Okay, now first. Fuck you. Secondly, I tire of your existence. Third, give us back our gods damned money!" *And, so, Dragoshi tries to steal the coins from Birdo.*
Birdo: "A good con never returns their money!"
Metal Man (GM): Birdo is aware of Dragoshi's attempt and deflects his hand.
Birdo: "Silly dragon, I steal from people all the time! I don't fall for that kind of trick!"
Dragoshi: "...You lucked out." *So... What's there worth stealing behind the counter, anyway? <_>*
Metal Man (GM): Several weird machine guns named 'Plasma cutters', they look highly unwieldy though. It takes both hands to hold one. Or you can basically lock one to your arm. They look heavy, though!
Dragoshi: *Ehh... I'll deal with that later. After I glare at Birdo, open up my mouth, and breath out a nice, cold chilling wind of frozen death at Birdo!* (Blizzard)
Metal Man (GM): Birdo flips out of the way. It flies by, harmlessly.
Deloth winds back, then suddenly lunges at Birdo with a quick flurry of punches, kicks, and wing smacks for flavor. Rapid Fury!
Metal Man (GM): Birdo utterly fails to dodge that one.
Digifanatic starts his part in the fight by running up to Birdo, sliding in and pulling off a quick kick from below, which immediately sets off one huge blitz of half-blurry punches and kicks, making sure to start each blow from the side, working inward so Birdo has no room to shift her "axis". *Everything is one Rapid Fury.*
Metal Man (GM): Birdo fails again, taking that hit as well. Birdo takes advantage of this lineup to open fire at Dragoshi with not one, but three bombs shot from s/he's mouth! Birdo packs a punch. A street punch.
Dragoshi: *He takes the hit, not bothering to do anything to block or deflect it or something.* "..." *Dragoshi would then take one of the plasma cutters and starts applying it to his arm.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi equips the gun with gusto.
Dragoshi: "Heheheheh..." *Oh. Fucking. Hell. Dragoshi's got a gun...*
Deloth: "I'm really getting sick of this..." *whips out his katana and jumps upwards into a Final Cutter!*
Dragoshi: "Now, next order of business..." *Dragoshi zooms over to Birdo and attempts to try the theft shtick again. Maybe this time it won't horribly fumble.* (Theft)
Metal Man (GM): Birdo goes for the dodge... Hit, hit, miss. Then Birdo goes to defend... And blocks Dragoshi's theft attempt. The shockwave hits.
Wolfman decides that knowledge might be better of in the long run... time to Dex this girl and see what she's made of.
Dex: "...DING! An unknown gender associate of the 8-bit club. Like all the 8-bits, they're bitter about the '3-D and Higher bits' moving in on their turf. They have reacted by becoming extremely close-knit and aggressive against all who remotely threaten their kin. Birdo is one of their higher members, and can take on a number of Questers. Beware its punches."
Metal Man (GM): Birdo. HP: 46/250. Awareness: 7. Dodge: 10. Block: 10. Bomb Shoot: q10, 15 damage, Rate 3, Speed 6. Punch: q12, 40 damage, Rate 0, Speed 10. Headbutt: q8, 25 damage, Rate 1, Speed 5.
Dex: "End of entry."
Chancé with a glare in his eyes releases his bow and watches the arrow fly at the pixel dude.
Metal Man (GM): It whizzes past Birdo's ear.
Chancé annoyed, ends his turn.
Birdo: "Eh? Was that an attack, or a breeze?"
Wolfman decides to take advantage of his position and timing to leap close to Birdo, and charge for... well, something. Something good. His stance is similar to that of a bull.
Wolfman: *Snively.* "Eee hee hee... you're mine..." *charging Skull Bash/Rage Tackle for full charge.*
Digifanatic: *quietly, with a grin.* "Time to... turn this battle on." *With that, he walks a bit closer to Birdo so he can really get into Melee range... and just starts playing a series of notes on that old keytar he got at Scott's place. The resulting sound is like an orchestra at low pitch, but every so often, his fingers start going higher up the scales...* *Onward he goes, and as the pitch increases, he raises the volume up a bit and a bluish energy, a la Marth's clothing, surrounds him. The sounds easily becomes more and more cacophonous until, after a while of charging, it is on the verge of absolutely chaotic. Finally, right at the highest end of the keytar, he unleashes one last chord...*
Dragoshi: "Okay, one last time, and regardless of success or failure... That's it." *Dragoshi sighs, then attempts one last theft, this time using his scythe to /reap/ whatever benefits he'd potentially get. Aside from bad puns. <_>!*
Metal Man (GM): That fails.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi finally gets the idea of using that plasma cutter he attached last round and aims it at Birdo, and viciously fires round after round at Birdo attempting to fill him... her... hir..it... Whatever full of lasery death, regardless of recoil involved.* (Space Pirate Machinegun attack x2)
Metal Man (GM): Hit, and hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then waits for Birdo to overkill blast the hell out of him in retaliation.*
Wolfman has stored up all of the rage that he could. He now flies towards Birdo in his rage style tackle, hoping to knock back Birdo... or knock her down.
Metal Man (GM): Birdo manages to barely evade the attack... but! Wolf hits a Space Pirate safe. BONG!!!! The door cracks open and ten coins fall onto him.
Wolfman mis-aimed... or did he? *CA-CHING.*
Deloth takes a lightning-quick glance at the guns behind Birdo. He checks how close the guns and him/her are.
Digifanatic: *BAM! With one huge orchestral hit, the blue energy seems to explode immediately around him, hopefully slamming Birdo quite well. And THAT is Digi's new move, "A Day in the Life", his version of Marth's Shield Breaker.*
Metal Man (GM): Right next to one another.
Deloth charges up and Fire Foxes right at the guns. Hopefully either the impact or the fire will set off a blast from one of the gun's power sources, hopefully making others explode, hopefully spraying shrapnel towards Birdo...
Metal Man (GM): Success for Deloth. Birdo leaps out of the way, then is sprayed by the indirect blast, as is Deloth. Stand at +2. As s/he can't just dodge an insanely powered fireball. Digi's attack misses. Birdo fires a punch at Digi's attack. *BLAM!* Digi gets nailed.
Digifanatic: *40 damage worth taking.*
Metal Man (GM): Birdo looks a bit low on energy. Just a little more! HP: 106/250.
Chancé decides to go for another vegetable!
Chancé pulls the weathered potato and fires it at Birdo.
Metal Man (GM): Birdo is hit.
Dragoshi: "Okay... First. Stop moving around so much." *Dragoshi snarls as he slowly breathes out a chilling mist, then quickly breathes in and exhales a sharp, icy mist, potentially capable of freezing Birdo!* (Blizzard!)
Metal Man (GM): And a decent Blizzard hit! No freeze, but Birdo's looking cold... very cold.
Dragoshi: "My, my... Forgot your blanket? Well, good. 'Cause I'm gonna warm you up. Though, do be warned. There have been serious cases of freezerburn caused by this." *And, then, finally doing something slightly different, Dragoshi flares his nostrils, then opens up his mouth all wide and stuffz, and breaths out a massive reddish/orange inferno at Birdo's nose... mouth... snout... whatever that huge thing on it's face is.* (Firebreath)
Metal Man (GM): The attack bounces off of Birdo like it was never there.
Birdo: "Revenge is a dish best served cold, you pyromaniac!"
Dragoshi: "Pyromania would involve an obsession with fire, you 'tard. 'Sides, can't I make some silly lines about heating up? Sheesh..." *Ending turn right there...*
Wolfman: *Mario.* "It's-a me, Wolf-a Man!" *goes to imitate Mario's classic right punch, left punch, right kick combo against Birdo after getting close enough to do the deed.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit, miss.
Wolfman: .oO(...why was I imitating Mario? Just what DID happen to me?)
Digifanatic: *After the long ordeal from A Day in the Life, Digi returns to a more conventional turn. He cracks his fingers in his right hand before balling it up. As usual, he retracts the fist and lets it go nice and hot before cometing right at Birdo's head via Fire Punch, with a potential side of antipode?*
Metal Man (GM): Possible antipode... Birdo dodges it.
Metal Man (GM): Digi's fist hits a bookcase behind Birdo. It falls on Birdo, crushing he/r? flat.
Dragoshi: "'Hah' yourself., you stupid tranny."
Wolfman: .oO(...alright, that was strange.)
Chancé starts to charge his bow... again.
Metal Man (GM): The warp device rolls out from under it and opens up, revealing an eight-bit pipe.
Dragoshi: "...I'm keeping this, though." *Points to the plasma cutter.*
Wolfman: "...probably a good idea."
Birdo: "I'll get you... just wait for me to get out from under this bookcase..."
Metal Man (GM): The Bookcase begins to shake.
Chancé: "You always keep the strangest things Dragoshi."
Deloth: "I say we just leave... I'm tired, I'm wet, and I want my damn coffee."
Wolfman: "...we can talk again later, Birdo... once you've regained honor." *takes the 8 bit pipe.*
Digifanatic: "Heh. I agree with the get out of here idea."
Digifanatic calls up HQ for a warp out...
Metal Man (GM): The 8-bit pipe goes to HQ.
Dragoshi: "You live for now. Parasite." *Exit, stage pipe!*
Chancé follows the Wolf, looking tired and angry he could not help in the fight.
Metal Man (GM): No HQ warp can reach here.
Deloth heads over and hops into the pipe.
Digifanatic just uses the pipe then.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear at HQ... on the Bigger Room's table. Captain Falcon salutes as the Questers enter.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh no.)
Wolfman salutes back at Captain Falcon.
Captain Falcon: "Ah, it appears your mission has been completed. The AI were safely returned to the GFS."
Deloth: "Yippee skip."
Captain Falcon: "I believe you found it on the Pirate Homeworld, right?"
Wolfman: "...forgive me for interrupting Falcon, but I don't recall us actually... physically bringing it back. But yes... Game & Watch does live on Zebes."
Captain Falcon: "Really?" *He looks confused.* "Oh, right. The GFS never specified WHO returned it... ...and the money they promised to you never did get here..." He scratches his head. "But... how'd it get returned?"
Wolfman: .oO(At least it's not SR-388)
Dragoshi: "That's what I'm wondering..."
Metal Man (GM): Something's going on out through a door, the shop.
Deloth: "Let's say it's magic and end this, okay?"
Dragoshi: "Regardless, at least I acquired this." *Points to the plasma cutter.*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf is flicking some sort of money... he's buying something.
Chancé: "We were chasing the evil G&W twin gamegear boy?"
Captain Falcon: "Ah, yes. There were rumors about Game and Watch... or at least, a man who was dark."
Deloth glances at Ganondorf and squints, trying to make out what he's buying...
Wolfman: "But... it looked like him!"
Metal Man (GM): It's... some form of GFS communicator.
Dragoshi: "That it did."
Deloth: "..." *nudges the others.*
Wolfman is officially confused...
Digifanatic: "Yes, Deloth?"
Deloth: "Look at Ganondorf over there in the shop. I think he. 's buying a comms unit... ...And I think it's a GFS unit, too!"
Digifanatic is reminded of the monologue he received before this mission...
Digifanatic: "Well, I'm not saying anything until he starts doing some crazy things."
Ganondorf: "Yes. I'll take that for all two hundred and fifty coins."
Metal Man (GM): He counts out the coins. They look freshly minted.
Dragoshi: "Agreed, Digi."
Deloth puts a finger to his lips and listens in on this conversation...
Wario: "You're one of the richest people we've seen in a while... what did you do for this?
Chancé: .oO(well, that explains it.).
Ganondorf: "Oh, nothing. Nothing at all. I've always saved up money over the years. Thieves are spendthrifts too, you know."
Deloth: *thinking.* "Sure, and I was raised by a marauding band of elves..."
Ganondorf: "Now I'll just be taking that..." He takes the communicator. He sees the Big Room. Immediately, he turns to walk away.
Metal Man (GM): It's fairly obvious from the Big Room.
Digifanatic: .oO(Uh oh...)
Captain Falcon: "So, anyway... there you go. You'll get your reward for the mission soon, but... nobody seems to know where the GFS reward money went. It was a lot, too..." *He walks off.*
Deloth then crosses his arms and looks at the others.
Deloth: "We now officially have a problem."
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf is busy messing with the communicator as he continues walking down a hall... soon to be out of sight.
Deloth: "Should we confront him now, or REALLY let him get his hand into the cookie jar?"
Wolfman decides to try to track Ganondorf through his Smash Dex... this unit should be traceable.
Metal Man (GM): Can't seem to access it through Smash dex--he's still figuring it out, and for some reason, it's on a special frequency... And he's stopped in front of an elevator now.
Wolfman will just have to follow the old fashioned way.
Deloth: "I really wish I had some stealth training right about now."
Digifanatic: "Wolf, contact us only if it's absolutely necessary. I don't want to make the same mistake twice."
Wolfman is unsure if he heard Digi; he's already going after Ganondorf about this GFS unit issue.
Digifanatic holds his position for now nonetheless.
Metal Man (GM): Wolf goes to Ganondorf.
Deloth checks if there's an alternate route to the upper floor...
Metal Man (GM): Several, Deloth.
Wolfman: "Evening Ganondorf."
Deloth then quickly slips out of the Bigger Room and starts up, motioning for the others to follow him. Hopefully they can find a way to surround him.
Metal Man (GM): He turns around as he hears Wolfman. He snickers as he fiddles with the device.
Ganondorf: "You, by chance, happen to know the old Quester frequency, do you not?"
Deloth: *muttering.* "Elevator, elevator... where's the elevator..."
Wolfman: "Unfortunately, probably not. According to the other Questers, I had malfunctioned some more memory chips on the recent mission."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi follows behind looking at the plasma cutter, trying to understand it better.* "Yea. You did."
Wolfman: "Why do you ask?"
Ganondorf: "I heard... the required frequency was on old smash dexes... like yours. Could you show it to me there, then?"
Deloth glances around... where exactly ARE the elevators back down, anyways?
Metal Man (GM): Towards the corners of the Stadium.
Wolfman: "My Smash Dex? This is actually a newer model. It just has a personality chip disabled right now. Even I have to upgrade."
Digifanatic continues to stay in the Bigger Room.
Deloth starts heading for the one that Ganondorf was shooting for, hoping that he also doesn't get a punch to the stomach from Ganondorf when he's found...
Dragoshi: *Dexing the plasma cutter while talking.* "Well, there's got to be an older model of the danged thing somewhere." :/
Ganondorf: "Hmph. Then I shall simply have to use what I already know." He types in a set of keystrokes. "Now, if you excuse me... the Federation told me this would allow me to contact the past Questers, which your hologram so rudely told me were the real people who treated me like dirt."
Wolfman: "Hold on Ganondorf. You do realize that some of the past Questers... are current Questers, right? Also, I was the main leader back then."
Ganondorf: "You yourself just revealed modern dexes... do not have that frequency."
Wolfman: "If there are any problems, you might as well just talk to me about them."
Ganondorf: "Therefore, I have a one-hundred percent chance of only contacting old Questers... No, not at all; in fact, with your help, I have had a very... smooth... time at the Stadium."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the elevator and walks aboard. Coins are heard jingling in his pockets.
Wolfman: "...sorry, but I do not believe that."
Wolfman also steps in the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): He closes the door, and sets it for the next floor above: Dormitories.
Wolfman: "I recall that you and Bowser often made things difficult for the other Smashers and Questers."
Ganondorf: "Yes... but thanks to you, Wolfman..." The coins are head again. "No such problems will occur. Why... I am better off now than I was before."
Wolfman: "...alright, what's with the coins I am hearing? Somehow, it's hard for me to picture you carrying them. Rupees should be more your thing, and they shouldn't jingle that much. What is going on Ganondorf?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is on the second floor, waiting for the elevator to come back down.
Wolfman: .oO(This isn't good...)
Dragoshi: *Is prolly' left out then while he's busy trying to get a better look at the plasma cutter via Dex scan.
Digifanatic starts walking towards the elevator, hoping he doesn't see the two talking... and indeed, that's what he sees: neither Wolf nor GDorf, but he does see Deloth.
Ganondorf: "Oh, nothing..." *DING!* The elevator hits the third floor and opens. Ganondorf walks out. "Merely business as usual."
Wolfman follows Ganondorf still.
Digifanatic: "If you think there's any way to act nonchalant and have Ganondorf believe you, go for it."
Wolfman: "I don't know what is usual."
Deloth is frustratedly and repeatedly hitting the "call elevator" button at this point...
Ganondorf: "Correct... you never look for it, Wolfman."
Wolfman: "I usually don't need to. You try to capture Zelda and the Triforce. THAT is usual. THIS... is not."
Deloth: "SIMBER, if you can patch into their conversation and give me an audio feed, I would really appreciate it."
Wolfman: "You smiling, searching old frequencies, feeling cold hard cash."
Ganondorf: "And now I'm afraid I must leave you for the time being." He slots open a door, and walks into his room. Oddly, he drops an image of G&W behind him. The door then locks behind him.
SIMBER: *Plays back the previous conversation verbatim to Deloth.*
Wolfman is left without an explanation... but with an image. He picks it up.
Metal Man (GM): It shows G&W. The 'notorious' baron.
Digifanatic: *assuming he hears this as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Cut from a newspaper seen recently... Digi also hears this.
Wolfman gets a better look at this image... wait... the newspaper!
Wolfman: .oO(...our Game and Watch has turned traitor...?!?)
Digifanatic raises his eye(brow)s upon hearing this...
Dragoshi: *Assuming he doesn't as he's busy getting dex results on his new toy. :p*
Deloth: "Man... Okay. Lord of darkness wrapped up into a massive AI-stealing scandal. What do we do?"
Dex: "This is a standard Space Pirate weapon. Beware, as it wears out after a couple uses."
Digifanatic: "Ask Jigglypuff?"
Dragoshi: "Estimated amount of uses?"
Deloth slumps against the elevator doors, trying to process the insanity of all this...
Dex: "3. You used one of them with that mission."
Digifanatic: "As long as we get a translation of what she's saying..."
Dragoshi: "3 total, I take it?"
Wolfman uses HIS dex to see the status of G&W in the Stadium.
Metal Man (GM): G&W left a while ago, in the big Melee Stadium shutdown.
Dragoshi: "Okay. I'll save it for more... important occasions."
Metal Man (GM): Left without a monopoly of his own, he turned to the black market.
Deloth: "I say we get some caffeinated beverages and plot a strategy. Coffee?"
Digifanatic: "What do you think, Deloth? She was the last to fight him."
Metal Man (GM): He apparently deals in... items from the past Stadium.
Wolfman: .oO(Ganondorf vs. Jigglypuff was rigged somehow, I know that. Now, G&W has left, and Ganondorf wants the past... wait...)
Deloth heads back for the kitchen...
Metal Man (GM): Mission Complete.
Wolfman: .oO(I don't know why, but I think Ganondorf is trying to be evil again)
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *opens up his Dex, looking to see if he can find JPuff anywhere. Maybe she's got what he needs to know.* *Or not until next time!*
(And here's another match which occurred just after this log.)
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers are all wherever about the Stadium. Another match in the tournament is taking place!
Dragoshi: *Is prolly' deciding to take advantage of such as there's nothing good on TV at the moment. >_>;;*
Lakitu: "WELCOME, ladies and gentlemen, to the third to last match of the first round of the very first BRAWL TOURNAMENT!" His voice booms from the speakers... indeed, many matches have taken place by now..
Dragoshi: .oO(Huh... Last match of the first round already?)
Dragoshi: "Hmm... Wonder who'll be fighting this time..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Pikachu's taken down Link, Ganondorf, as I'm sure everyone is well aware, has bested Jigglypuff... Pit sent Ness crashing down from Sky World, Samus has proven once and for all she's the ultimate badass Brawl chick by slamming it to Zelda... Bowser's bashed Yoshi's nose in, and Meta Knight, in an unexpected appearance alongside Diddy Kong, emerged victorious... In an amazing come-from-behind victory, Kirby Final Cutter'd through Roy's infamous Flare Blade technique and finished him at the very last second, and in an even more unexpected twist, Peach beat the snot out of Fox like he was the sandbag.
Lakitu: "Today, we've got an ASTOUNDING match! You never thought you'd see the day this one would happen, but here they are... IN THIS CORNER...!" The new Battlefield materializes in a flash of stardust, hanging over the horison of a beautiful valley. "MARIO!" And on cue, a warp pipe emerges from the ground, shooting Mario somersaulting into the air like a cannon.
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Sheesh, when did they expand on the budget for stages...?)
Nick Caligo (GM): And in THIS corner... "Uhh... er..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He lands with a flourish, waving his arms up at the crowd, who cheers wildly for their hero! "And in THIS corner... uh... ... err.." Another warp pipe pops up.
Dragoshi: "...What the heck..."
Trigger walks over to Dragoshi and starts scoping out the arena. "Hey man, what's going on?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Another figure shoots out, spinning as Mario did; this one's green...
Dragoshi: "'Zat Luigi popping out of the-...Oh, hya, Trigger. Just a tournament battle."
Nick Caligo (GM): He lands on his face clumsily, smashing his nose on the ground. He groans, standing up and rubbing his nose. "... Mario's green brother!"
Trigger: "Mind if I join ya?"
Dragoshi: "In watching it? Sure, I don't mind."
Nick Caligo (GM): There's sparse clapping throughout the crowd. Luigi dusts himself off and drops into a fighting stance.
Trigger takes a seat next to Dragoshi.
Lakitu: "Uh. LUIGI! That's it. Give it up for LUIGI, everyone!" Slightly more clapping, but the crowd's not so lively for him... He hangs his head a little, sighing.
Dragoshi: *Muttering.* "...Wow. This audience sucks..."
Trigger: "...What, they're usually louder then this? Did you say something?"
Lakitu: "... AHEM-HEM! Well. Without further adieu... THREE. TWO. ONE. FIGHT!"
Dragoshi: "Yes. Let me whisper it to you, so I don't accidentally cause problems..." *Whispers to Trigger.* "This audience sucks. I mean, seriously, they cheered like mad for Mario, yet when Luigi pops up on the field, what does he get? Next to nothing! I mean, what the hell?"
Trigger: *whispers back.* "I don't know, isn't he just as popular is that Mario guy?"
Dragoshi: *Whispering back...* "Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case."
Nick Caligo (GM): Luigi starts off by squeezing his knees together and bending them inward, clutching his fists, shaking madly... either he has to pee, or--*BOOM!* And off the Green Missile goes! ... Or rather... *fizzle.* ... And... into the floor the green missile goes. He doesn't get much of a boost out of it, merely skidding a little ways in the dirt, offering his back for Mario to spring off of as he hops to the upper platform.
Trigger: "...Oh, I think I see what you mean..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Luigi pushes himself to his feet and shakes his head, glaring upward at his brother as he beckons for him to follow him up. He obliges, charging up as he bends his knees for a jump... but not just any jump. *BWOOSH!* He surges upwards with a SUPER JUMP! ... But it seems Luigi's not used to it. "AHHAHAHAHAHAAAA!" Smoke trails behind him as he rockets past Mario, who dodge rolls around him and. looks up, waiting... As Luigi falls back, flailing his arms, his stomach meets his brother's fist in a PAINFUL uppercut that knocks the wind out of the poor plumber. Mario follows with a flip-kick to send him flying back upwards. "OH!" Lakitu says, watching the brutal beating Mario administers on his brother, "Talk about sibling rivalry!" Mario continues by leaping up after him, executing the famous MARIO TORNADO and drawing him into a flurry of fists before SLAMMING him outwards. Luigi flies out over the edge...
Trigger: "Wow, this is some brutal comptiton out here."
Dragoshi: "...It seems one-sided if you ask me."
Nick Caligo (GM): He charges up again, looking near-constipated as he furrows his brow, energy gathering... and then BLASTS back to the battlefield, a flaming explosion trailing from behind him.
Trigger: "Yeah, I mean Luigi isn't even putting up a good fight..."
Dragoshi: "I blame the lack of decent applause..."
Trigger: "I think I might have a solution to that..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The audience stands. "OH!" they exclaim in unison as he not only makes it back but SLAMS his head right into Mario's stomach, sending the older brother falling back down to the lower platform. Luigi stands up, grinding his teeth together as he looks down at him. He jumps down, foot-first to kick Mario in the face; Mario simply waits, dodging around behind him and grabbing him by his other. foot. He swings him around in a circle and sends him hurtling to the other side, landing at the edge...
Trigger stands up and yells... "Come on Luigi, YOU CAN BEAT HIM!!!!"
Dragoshi: "Bravo, Trig. At least there'll be someone that'll try and give Luigi a small spark of hope." :/
Trigger: "Come on people, give some support to Luigi!" *starts to chant Luigi's name to start firing up the croud.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Luigi shakes his head briskly, then looks over to the Questers' booth, jaw dropping. Mario stops to let him enjoy it, smiling. Luigi shakes it off, though, and rolls up his sleeves. Mario drops to the ground, then into a fighting stance. Luigi immediately starts off by throwing a series of green fireballs at him. Mario dances around them, moving closer and closer, then super capes one back at him. Luigi rolls under it, landing at Mario's feet in a crouch..
Trigger: "UPPERCUT HIM!!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The audience doesn't seem to share Trigger's sentiment. It's like nobody even hears him... then again, it is a veritable sea of Toads and Toadettes of all ages. Mario moves to kick him, but Luigi rockets over his head with another super jump and a blast of smoke. Mario looks around, confused... only to take a foot to the back of the head as Luigi drops down from the platform behind him.
Trigger: *sigh.* "What's with these people?"
Dragoshi: "No, no, no. Trig. You mean that he should..." *Dragoshi would then shift his voice to fit make it sound like it has some sort of ridiculous german accent.* "GIVE HIM ZE UPPERCUT! ZE UPPERCUT!!. ...No idea. No idea."
Trigger: "YEAH!!! GIVE HIM ZE UPPERCUT! ZE UPPERCUT!!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Mario staggers a little, and Luigi runs in after him to give him another taste; he flails his arms wildly in circles to beat him about. Mario's too quick, though... especially for his own brother. It seems that these guys must've done this when they were kids. With a quick hop, Mario drops into a smooth wavedash, letting Luigi hit nothing but air as Mario slides all the way over to the edge and spins around on his heels like he's riding skates.
Trigger: "Damn, for a portly plumber, he sure is fast."
Nick Caligo (GM): Luigi grins, pulling in energy... Mario just waits...
Trigger sits back down.
Nick Caligo (GM): *BOOM!* Luigi rockets off at full blast after him with another green missile... ... Which Mario simply sidesteps... allowing his brother to send himself catapulting over the edge. Not long after, everyone hears the telltale *POOM!* It seems like it's all too soon that Lakitu announces the victor. "This fight's winner is... MARIO!" And once again... like clockwork... the crowd roars for their hero.
Trigger: "...He really needs to change up his attacks, Luigi just seems too predictable... Man, I bet I could beat him... Hey, are Questers allowed to compete?"
Dragoshi: "No. 'Sides, I think there's going to be a Quester tourny in the near future, anyways. I think. ...I should prolly' ask if such a thing'll happen."
Metal Man (GM): People begin leaving the stadium. Indeed, it seems that the group might as well leave too. Of course, they're Questers, so they can sneak out... through the same way the Smashers themselves use. A special door which only opens for people with the right IDs, off to the right of the stands they're in.
Trigger: "So no one else is fighting today?"
Dragoshi: "Apparently so..." *Looks at the special door and shiftily looks left and right.* >_>...<_<...<_>! *LOLFISHEYES* *Anyway, Dragoshi would sneak off to there, because yes.*
Trigger decides to follow after him.
Metal Man (GM): Trigger and Dragoshi Mario walk down the hallway. In fact, he's too busy revelling in his own pride no one gets a chance to see anything but the back of his head. There is the walkway back to R&R; it's fairly easy to walk into. The TV's on in there. Hm. That's unusual, the other Questers are busy out in the cafeteria.
Trigger: "Man, Mario seems a little too full of himself."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi walks off to R&R... Curious as to why the hell the TV's on.* "Yes. How annoying."
Nick Caligo (GM): There is Luigi walking along slowly as well, hanging his head shamefully, looking at his feet.
Trigger motions to Luigi. "Hey, cheer up man. You'll get him eventually."
Nick Caligo (GM): He sighs, shaking his head.
Luigi: "Mama-mia... no, that's not-a the problem..."
Trigger walks over to Luigi. "What's the problem then, if you don't mind me asking."
Luigi: "You don't understand... the Marios are a proud a-family, and Mario is a-the proudest of them all! ... and I'm a-nobody. It's-a always been that way, ever since we got-a-delivered to mama and-a-papa."
Trigger: "Well cheer up man, you'll be just as popular as your brother soon, I'm sure of it."
Alex Fender: "YEAH, DUDE!"
Alex Fender looks at Luigi from his head... upside down... how'd he get up there?
Trigger looks over at Alex and freaks out, falling over.
Nick Caligo (GM): Even Alex's outburst doesn't get through to him... man, he must be really depressed.
Luigi: "If only that-a-were true..."
Alex Fender: "'sides, everyone knows that green is much cooler than red! Green is like springtime, my man!"
Luigi: "Ah well..." *sigh.* "... Thanks, guys. You're-a-good friends..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He smiles weakly, looking around at the Questers.
Trigger: "No problem."
Alex Fender: "You know what you need?? A cheerin' up tune!"
Trigger: "Hey, have I met you yet?"
Alex Fender: "Hold up, my man, I gots me a song to play!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Luigi shakes his head and holds his hand up. "No thanks, Alex... I gotta lotta' thinkin' to do."
Alex Fender leaps off of Luigi's head and lands right infront of him, yanking his Stratocaster from his back... or not.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's now that it should hit the Questers that he was just TOTALLY WIPED by his brother in the FIRST ROUND.
Alex Fender: "...alright... but if you needs a tasty jam, you just scream 'ALEX, GET YO' ASS OVER HERE!.' And I'mma be there."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi semi-noticed this by saying it was onesided, but eh...* *one-sided while watching the fight. *while watching the fight.
Nick Caligo (GM): With that, Luigi sticks his hands in the pockets of his overalls and continues down the hall, shaking his head some more, repeating to himself in a mutter, "Mama-mia..."
Alex Fender: "...right."
Alex Fender pulls out his Dex.
Trigger: "Man, but then if I went through a fight like that I'd feel the same way..."
Alex Fender: "Yo! Red computer-y doodad!"
Dragoshi: *Anyway... Dragoshi has to check out a TV that's strangely on in R&R when presumably no one was around for some reason. :/*
Alex Fender: "Where be the red plumber guy??"
Trigger shrugs. "Not sure, but I did see him while me and Drago were walking back here."
Alex Fender: "Right. A-thank ya."
Alex Fender proceeds to sprint down the hallway, guitar in hand, looking for the paisano.
Trigger walks over to the TV room.
Dragoshi: *Same with Dragoshi. <_>*