Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 412: Bizarroworld Badness
Date: November 11th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is wandering through the Stadium now; the wreckage still under reconstruction. However, he has no suggestions or questions about the current affairs. Oddly, he is looking at a very old disk.
Alex Fender: *is be-bopping in the opposite direction that Metal is walking, walking in a very odd sorta style, flailing his arms and legs about.*
Deloth: *would be up in his room, carefully studying the "Fire Elementals" book he got from the library.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi is also wandering around as well, drinking his usual sake/hot sauce mixture. Oddly enough, he isn't wearing the yellow top hat he's usually seen with.*
Digifanatic: *Aiding in repairs, since it's the nice thing to do and he doesn't have much else to do on his mind.*
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER is directing a more organized repair effort. Metal Man is seen wandering through several hallways, analyzing a dark disc with a one-eye magnifier. The Smashers in general are sparse; though the new security systems are at normal guarding capacity.
Chancé: *finding nemo--metal* "Something on your mind Metal?"
Metal Man: "I have discovered a disc capable of solving all of our problems, one of infinite value and beyond. However." *He lifts it up, revealing a chip out of it* "It is incomplete. That one chip is the only thing preventing me from using it, and the knowledge on it."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues his wandering and drinking...* "...Ya know. Maybe I should actually do something with my time. Like... oh! I have an idea..." *He pulls out the Star Board he took from Team Rocket's Magical Exploding Underwater Base of Doom, a can of polish, and a rag or something of the sort to polish it with (After putting down his drink), sits down, and starts polishing it.*
Chancé: "Hmm, something to solve all of our problems would be interesting, but what would we learn?"
Metal Man: "It is a complete copy of the technology that existed in the previous realm. And then some. Most interestingly, somebody figured out how to do it all without magitek or violating physics. It would repair the Stadium... grant us unstoppable warping capabilities... force fields... power sources... it'd take quite a long time to build it all from nothing, but! We could possibly stop our current threat dead with it."
Alex Fender: *Thump. Lands on Metal's head, looking down at the disk* "Must be something with lots of explosions on it!"
Metal Man: "I found it shortly after the destruction of the previous reality. A piece of dirt in the shape of a hand had been clutching it."
Metal Man takes off his helmet... it looks like he has no head under there. He sets it onto the floor with Alex atop it, and continues talking, headless, to Chance.
Alex Fender: "...whoa. Trippy."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then stop his polishing, and hold up the board... Which is still pretty rusted, but it has a small shine here there. He would then continue walking, drink and board in tow... Until he came across the Headless Mettaur and friends* "...Hiya."
Metal Man: "Not explosions, but explosive devices." *He raises a hand to a non-visible head* "To recover this would require going to an extremely dangerous set of coordinates, though."
Chancé: *seen this trick* "Hmm, the Void's hand? With great power comes great chances of corruption~."
Metal Man: "If you are interested, I could detail this set of coordinates."
Alex Fender: "What makes it so horrible?"
Dragoshi: "I am curious."
Alex Fender: "Does it have... like... kittens with spikes around it...?"
Metal Man: "The Void was probably involved with it. I do not know to what extent." *He pops his head out from inside the armor like a turtle, and turns on a screen.
Metal Man (GM): An image appears. It shows an old map of the universe, which had many planets and one world. And then it shows the X-zone permeating all inhabited worlds. It then simulates it exploding back into a multiverse.
Metal Man: "Ironically, The Void was trying to add too much order to a chaotic system. That is why he was killed."
Metal Man points at a universe that looks oddly like the past reality.
Dragoshi: "...Isn't that a bit paradoxical?"
Metal Man: "This world has the same composition as this disk."
Dragoshi: "A being of pure chaos trying to add or-Oh, nevermind." *Looks at said universe.*
Metal Man: "It is very small, a single building of sorts, floating in nothingness... But it is shown to possess extreme dimensional anomalies. Even more frighteningly... In the five years prior to now, it has been accessed a couple times. By who, I do not know."
Metal Man: "This disk was apparently created at the same time as it. Its purpose is unknown. I did not plan on going here anytime soon, except..."
Metal Man shows an image of the library, and the books the Questers handled earlier.
Alex Fender: "Except bad shit started to go down."
Metal Man: "No. I was ruling this out even in that case."
Deloth walks past the group towards the kitchen, still intently studying the book.
Metal Man: "The library books from the ruined world of Kuja's have similar fingerprints to this realm. Energy signatures, that is. I suspect that it may know the source of Ganondorf's magic."
Dragoshi: "That'd be helpful if that was the case."
Metal Man: "The Toad Town one may also know. But this library, in disk-form or not, is probably more comprehensive."
Digifanatic: *has since taken a break from his repair work, and seeing the halls relatively void of comrades, enters in here* "Uh-oh. I'm trying to help fix this place and I'm missing out on something big. What's up?"
Deloth: *walks back to his room, STILL reading. Someone should probably alert him...*
Metal Man: "The only problem is that it's probably a dangerous place, as all probes we sent were consumed by strange interference. Further scans showed they had been annihilated. Samus helped identify a small 'safe area' we could explore for now."
Dragoshi: "What's the 'safe area'?"
Metal Man: "It has something in common with a foe she once fought."
Dragoshi: "Which one?"
Metal Man: "An area, oddly, near where all the visits came in. The area is a number of rooms which are thought to be more stable. I don't know, you ask her."
Alex Fender: "So, wait. Let me get this straight."
Metal Man shrugs. "In any case..." *Taking his helmet back and putting it on.*
Alex Fender: "This place.." *steps off the head* "..has this little chip that you need for this disk that you have that makes us practically unstoppable."
Metal Man: "Yes. One little chip."
Alex Fender: "But the place is all freaky deeky? Like, shit from the OLD Questers?"
Metal Man: "Worse."
Metal Man: "This facility exists in a pseudo-universe. It is out of phase and apparently on the edge of something bad. I cannot tell exactly. It will probably take all our resources to explore beyond the safe rooms. That I do not ask for... now."
Alex Fender: "Do you think we can handle it? I feel practically naked without my ax."
Metal Man: "The 'safe' zone is only somewhat dangerous. I do not believe you will be in too much peril there."
Dragoshi: .oO(And I wish I had a machinegun. Or a scythe. Either or. :/)
Alex Fender: "Well, hot damn. Let's get to it."
Metal Man: "As you wish. The Warp Room has been attuned to the entry of this place. You may check it out now."
Illusionist: "I agree. Quite an adventure."
Dragoshi: "...Though, what should we do with the disk after we get the info we need from it? I mean, we just can't let it stagnate and possibly fall into the wrong hands."
Illusionist appears seemingly out of the wall, and moves toward the Warp Room.
Metal Man: "Most likely, destroy it. It is exceedingly dangerous if completed."
Dragoshi: "...That's the answer I wanted to hear. Thanks."
Metal Man: "The only reason it's safe now is, it only says what it may have when activated. The chip missing contains a little piece of everything, and it's compressed so that little chip basically makes it unreadable beyond the message."
Deloth: *walks by again--hey, wait, he's not even going to his room, just pacing back and forth aimlessly.*
Digifanatic: "Ah, alright."
Metal Man (GM): Making into the warp room... the Questers would be warped. A rather long warp, too. Though it gets worse when they arrive... at the UNKNOWN FACILITY, UNKNOWN TIME, UNKNOWN PLACE. Rematerialization is erratic; people slowly reappear inside a dark room, where reality is literally shaky, bendy, and staticy in parts. It's very confusing. The walls seem to be made of black stone--but they keep acting in a bendy fashion... What appears to be a door slowly rotates and morphs. It may as well be multidimensional.
Digifanatic: "This makes a fun house look like nothing."
Alex Fender: "...Trip. Y."
Metal Man (GM): An eerie sense of noise echoes through the place, sounding at one way sentient and another mechanical.
Alex Fender: "...Soooo... where's the chip?"
Metal Man (GM): One can, however, use the door; indeed. It is sentient... it reorganizes its shape exactly to accommodate whoever uses it.
Chancé: "Hmm... the whole universe is not alive... however... yes, interesting.."
Dex: "Unknown... locacacationnnnnn is somewhere withininin this area..."
Dragoshi: "...In a potato?" :/
Metal Man (GM): Sound echoes funnily in here.
Digifanatic: "Heh. Anyways..." *keeps going and heads for the door.*
Dragoshi: *Follows, being careful not to bump into any screwed up parts of this room's reality.*
Metal Man (GM): The door opens, revealing a larger room. Here the group realizes to an extent, why the past was so screwed up;
Alex Fender: *shoves his hands int his pockets, heading toward the door as well.*
Metal Man (GM): All which seemed to be reality there was probably a mimicry of this place.
Chancé follows carefully.
Metal Man (GM): And to make it odder, this place is magical; the wide open room you have entered glows white in spots, with strange green lighting keeping it visible. Two sets of stairs lead into a wide plaza; there, a large black sword statue is seen, and atop it a torch with strangely flickering light, of a blue kind. The group is partially in luck, as a glowing magical control-like thing is before it.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Dragoshi: "...This is way too easy."
Metal Man (GM): It is, however, apparently closer in origin to Chozo stuff than what was once believed to be so-called 'Atlantean'.
Digifanatic: "Do you think it's safe to scan that sword?"
Alex Fender: "Whoooooaaa..."
Metal Man (GM): Altered to be more magical in appearance by, most likely, another Metroid race. It involves movable bead things and characters nobody can see.
Illusionist: "I feel like one of my spells has sent us all into an LSD nightmare."
Alex Fender: "I'm thinking we shouldn't do nothing with the scanning stuff..."
Digifanatic: "I mean, I don't want to scan it and trip up umpteen security breaches that would screw us ten times over..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a door to the left, and to the right... and then ahead, there is a wall which is half-transparent.
Deloth warps in... apparently he just got the message that big shiny stuff was happening.
Digifanatic: "Well, check the sides first before we head up?"
Dex: "Inininteresting... this plaplapla... ce... showssss signals in comomomon with the X-zone... but... theythethethththt are... more stabbbble here..."
Digifanatic: "Heh, at least the Dex isn't all static."
Metal Man (GM): The staircases to take you down to the plaza go down, rather than up.
Deloth: "I had just gotten to the last chapter..."
Alex Fender: *meanders over to the left, heading in that direction.*
Digifanatic: *Follows Alex.*
Dragoshi: *Follows as well.*
Illusionist: "..Where are we going?"
Deloth follows Alex, muttering under his breath about something.
Illusionist shrugs and follows the others, not daring to be left alone in this place.
Metal Man (GM): The door reorganizes itself for the group, revealing a long hallway with lights, and windows which show static outside. It opens into a room with seven pedestals.
Chancé follows the others.
Alex Fender: *looks about at those seven pedestals...*
Metal Man (GM): The pillars seem almost to spin; the room is a dead end. Two doors would go further, but they're so distorted no one can understand how to use them. Presumably, they go outside the safe zone.
Dragoshi: *Also glances at 'the pedestals.'*
Metal Man (GM): The pedestals have dark marks in the middle of each. Something sat on them... but good question as to what.
Digifanatic examines the marks a bit, looking at each one...
Metal Man (GM): All the marks look the same.
Digifanatic: *And they look like?*
Alex Fender: "..mm... nothing here."
Metal Man (GM): Circular, small marks.
Dragoshi: "Let's check out the right side, then..."
Digifanatic: "No problem. Let's go for it." *heads for the right hand side.*
Alex Fender: *heads in that direction as well.*
Deloth: *continues along with the others. Sorry, I'm juggling a couple of things at once here.*
Chancé follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers head to the right section. This one is more interesting. It shows The Void mural. However... There is one preceding that mural.
Dragoshi: *Looks at that mural, then, very curious about it.*
Metal Man (GM): The characters reshape for the Questers to read...
Digifanatic: *checks the mural as well.*
Chancé looks over at what they are looking at.
Metal Man (GM): 'Born out of desperation and hope, ???? ???? The Void and ??? ??? ??? ??? the world of the Hedgehog ????? ???? ??? ??? ??? who are good ??? ??? their friends.'
Digifanatic: "Sonic or Shadow?"
Metal Man (GM): There's also one after The Void mural.
Deloth: "Aw, man, I hate fill-in-the-blank puzzles..."
Metal Man (GM): It says...
Dragoshi: *Looks at the one after...*
Digifanatic: *checks it out.*
Chancé notes it down in his dex and looks at the other one.
Metal Man (GM): 'The Void was defeated by ??? ????, and ??? ???? ??? ???? ??? ??? nothing could ??? ??? ??? ??? his ????, the ??? ???? human ???? ??? ??? ??? peace ??? ??? universe ??? ??? ??? ?? ?? Questers forever.'
Chancé notes that down too... "Hmm..."
Digifanatic: "Dang, why does this one have to be even worse..."
Dragoshi: *Starts jotting this down on his notepad.*
Metal Man (GM): The former shows a strange sphere of nothingness; the latter-most shows an infinity symbol. On the other side of the wall, is a mural showing Kuja. It is complete.
Chancé walks over to that one..
Dragoshi: *Writes down those two symbols, then looks at the Kuja Mural.*
Metal Man (GM): 'The Evil One, Kuja, sought to destroy the Questers.' It shows Kuja with an evil grin on his face. 'He got his chance once his world was destroyed, and the Questers had breached reality. In truth, he had started this via a time loop; he himself would go back in time and give the Questers a means to do so.' It shows two Kujas; one, a ghost smiling at a hole in reality. Another, a wicked-looking God Kuja going back in time and giving Fighter Remote technology to the Questers, unbeknownst to them.
Digifanatic: "Okay, that second one is a bit odd."
Metal Man (GM): 'Ironically, he precipitated his own downfall; the Fighter Remote made the Questers unstoppable, and the hole in reality created The Void.' It shows Kuja in a 'fleeing/argh' pose as The Questers and The Void are shown shooting at him.
Chancé:Chancé Lucent .oO(Note to self, If I see Kuja again, I must not ask if he made out with himself..).
Metal Man (GM): 'He died, trampled underfoot by beings he had created which were completely unstoppable. His omniscience was useless against them. He was permanently sent back.' He is shown, a ghost again, in his realm, frowning. 'Yet Kuja did not tire. Again he shall rise, this time to aid the Questers... against what cannot be known.'
Digifanatic: "So Kuja started all of this? This is some crazy full circle here."
Metal Man (GM): It shows Kuja handing out new Fighter Remote technology, yet again.
Metal Man (GM): A second line makes it clear; 'Unlike the first, he did this... with no ill intentions.'
Dragoshi: *Still jotting this down.*
Deloth: "THAT'S a pleasant change."
Chancé: "Hmm... Kuja knows why they want to summon. Even if he will not tell us. He may have his reasons for it too..."
Metal Man (GM): There is a third mural. It... is the freakiest of all. It shows Metal holding a disc.
Digifanatic: "OH GEEZ..."
Metal Man (GM): 'The Questers shall come here and read this message, due to ??? ??? ??? ???'
Chancé jots this down and the symbols he missed.
Dragoshi: "...What the christ."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a portrait of the strange hallways.
Dragoshi: *Continues writing this down, because sheesh.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Within this building, a central place, a concentration of that which they already know, they shall read these murals.' It then shows a final one, which shows... a catastrophic explosion?
Digifanatic: "Aren't prophecies just a bit crazy?"
Metal Man (GM): 'They shall experience difficulties in escaping shortly thereafter.'
Dragoshi: "...Did the sun explode again?"
Deloth flinches and looks back towards the hallways.
Metal Man (GM): The place shakes... and not in the usual way.
Chancé: "... I hate prophecy."
Dragoshi: "...Sometimes, so do I. So do I."
Metal Man (GM): Something appears, blocking the exit... ...It first looks like a Dan, but then it morphs. It is... it cannot be. A multi-dimensional super entity!
Alex Fender: "...well, THAAAAT ain't good..."
Metal Man (GM): It speaks in a bizarre voice.
???: "Who comes to this place? Who?"
Dragoshi: "We do. Why do you ask?"
???: "You look so flat and unreal. It's like... a piece of paper."
Alex Fender: "Well, who are you, then?"
Chancé: "You look so multi-dimensioned to us."
Dragoshi: *Straightens his ridiculous shades* "Mhm."
???: "I am... AGkwnowt WP anr WIRN wair WORHWfb aJFOPA."
Digifanatic: "Huh?" *looks around at himself and others to make sure nothing glitchy has happened that he wasn't aware of.*
Deloth: "...Uh... could you repeat that?"
Metal Man (GM): That made no sense. Apparently, despite having universal translators, they forgot to give themselves legible names.
???: "AGkwnowt WP anr WIRN wair WORHWfb aJFOPA! Your ears must be as bad as the paper you appear to be drawn with."
Chancé: "Hmm, that is quite hard to prenounce. Would Bob do?"
Alex Fender: "...how about we just call you... Agknot."
???: "...the letter Bob is a rather absurdly short name."
Deloth: "...Oy. This is gonna be painful..."
Chancé: "Well, I would prefer to call you bob then to murder such a unique name. Murder as in mispronounce."
Agknot: "That shall do... now..." It shifts. Its walking is weird, as it appears to be in several places at once. "I demand to know what lower-dimensional objects are doing in this room."
Alex Fender: "We're looking for something. A chip."
Agknot: "A chip?..."
Chancé: "We are exploring really."
Alex Fender: "Yeah. Little chip."
Agknot: "Ha... ha ha... ha... it cannot be possible."
Digifanatic: "Yes... we hear that it contains wide amounts of technology. Oh?"
Agknot: "It is actual... actually impossible."
Digifanatic: "Please explain."
Agknot: "The chip was already found by beings just like you, possessing more power than you have now."
Dragoshi: "...That... Makes no sense."
Alex Fender: "...who were these peoples?"
Agknot: "You make no sense. My translator is on full power, yet you sound like tiny squeaky toys."
Dragoshi: "Haaa... Seriously?"
Agknot: "They were you. Most definitely. Slightly different."
Digifanatic wonders if Agknot is just bullcrapping them or if he speaks the truth.
Chancé: "If this turns into a time paradox..."
Agknot: "Time? What time? That concept does not exist here."
Deloth: "...Different how so?"
Agknot: "They appeared to be slightly larger."
Chancé: "Time as in the... hmm... interesting concept..."
Alex Fender: "...all of us?"
Agknot: "Now... you are to leave now... for it is imminent your other selves will recur in here yet again, and you don't want to collide with them."
Deloth: "But we need that chip!"
Agknot: "Or with me... yes... me from then would prefer to kill you. You have the chip... in... another... what did you call it... time?"
Alex Fender: "...did we say anything to you?"
Agknot: "To take it now would destroy several realities."
Dragoshi: "I... see."
Digifanatic: "Hang on. So if we wait enough time, we'll just have the chip at our HQ?"
Agknot: "You told me to tell yourselves in the past not to find or take the chip, and to leave now, before the catastrophic explosion depicted in a mural I cannot see was going to kill you all."
Dragoshi: "...Fair enough. Now, let's get the hell out of here."
Agknot: "Unfortunately, now is passed. I believe it may be another time already. Now is future... past... and present, indeed."
Dragoshi: *Would proceed to leave... Unless Agknot or someone else would like to interject >_>*
Agknot: "Yes... move... in bizarre lines... out of here... before... yourselves collide."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go to leave, walking right through Agknot.
Digifanatic: *also starts to leave* "Okay, this is just plain bizarre. That also may be a complete understatement."
Metal Man (GM): They then see they are too late... early???
Alex Fender: *frowns, shrugs, then heads out of there as well* "Thanks, Agknot, you crazy crazy thing!"
Deloth starts heading out as well. No big loss--oh boy.
Metal Man (GM): As another group of Questers, out of phase with their reality, walk straight through them and into that room.
Deloth: "...Crap." *takes off for the exit.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go to open the exit.
Alex Fender: "...whoooooaaaaa..."
Metal Man (GM): ... Ganondorf opens it for them.
Deloth: "...I'll be puzzled later." *OUT!*
Alex Fender: *was racing after the others... and then skids to a halt.*
Chancé: "Oh my, well it is nice to not be the only one surprised today."
Dragoshi: .oO(...WHAT THE CHRIST!!?!) *Would proceed to leave too.*
Alex Fender: "It's Creepy Green Skin Man! And he brought his creepy green skin with him!"
Chancé follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf watches them begin to leave.
Ganondorf: "...Well, I guess I have no problem after all."
Metal Man (GM): He begins walking towards the transparent wall on the other side.
Alex Fender: *skiiiiids to a hault.* "...leave the weirdo place... chase after Creepy Green Skin Man..."
Digifanatic: *holds his position and just stares at what Ganondorf's doing before he makes up his mind.*
Chancé: "Agknot, thoughts?"
Alex Fender: "Agknot isn't here, doofus!"
Dex: "Unknown Energy rerereading in unknown sececector."
Metal Man (GM): That must be the explosion. However, it could be something else.
Alex Fender: "...that doesn't sound good..."
Deloth: *Cancels that exit.*
Alex Fender: *Creepy Green Skin Man, ho!*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, let's head back in."
Deloth: "...Half leave, half stay. That way things can't get TOO bad." *runs after Ganondorf.*
Chancé: "Hmm... what Gannon is up to may make him more powerful..."
Alex Fender: "Whoo! And the chase is on, dudes!"
Metal Man (GM): Those who chase would be seen by Ganondorf.
Chancé: ".. Sigh... looks like there is no time to decide, and I could not leave them, they are my friends... sorta... well... Panzer could use a bit o ni-- after him."
Metal Man (GM): He... begins walking away from them, right through the transparent wall.
Deloth: "HOLD IT!" *dashes right at the wall.*
Ganondorf: "You fools. This realm is untouchable. And so am I. I have simply come here to fulfill the will of my commander."
Dragoshi: *As does Dragoshi* "Who said we were going to even touch this realm?"
Ganondorf: "Hmph." He walks into the middle of the place beyond the wall. It's got a staticy sky like the X-zone.
Alex Fender: "No way, no how, dick snipper!"
Alex Fender: *LEAPS through the air after him, plunging through the wall.*
Ganondorf: *He takes out a black book* "Now, you can watch yourself what makes me unstoppable... you've wanted to see it, haven't you?"
Deloth: *continues chasing... whoa, the sky's broken. Anyways.*
Dragoshi: "Never again, Alex." *Sighs, then follows.*
Digifanatic: *Leeeeeet's go!*
Dragoshi: "Sure, why not."
Kamui: *would appear behind the group, walking up towards them from behind with his arms resting at his sides* "..."
Deloth quickly sizes up the chances of tackling Ganondorf in the legs before this happens.
Ganondorf: "The master gave me this... he located this realm, and realized how one could use it to aid him in your world."
Dragoshi: "'Cause I highly doubt that you have superior form of Rare Candy."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth would think that his idea seems probable.
Deloth: *He goes to tackle Ganondorf.*
Ganondorf: "Ha... ha... ha... my lie was enough to make you shut up, it does not matter now."
Dragoshi: "I mean, if you did then you would've had to have some sort of horrible drawback."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth tries to tackle Ganondorf. A weird green field blocks him.
Ganondorf: "The magic of this book makes me invincible as it is, Questers."
Chancé walks over and using nonviolent jesters attempts to grab the book.
Dragoshi: "Invincibility is a lie within itself." :/
Deloth: *bounces off and wobbles a bit, trying to get the stars out of his vision.*
Ganondorf: "But now I shall give my cause troops to enforce its true plan... especially since one of our members defected."
Metal Man (GM): The field also blocks Chancé's attempt.
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, I don't think he sleeps with it tucked in his arms...)
Metal Man (GM): He materializes a pedestal and lays the book there.
Alex Fender: *lets out a roar and SLAMS his fist into the barrier...*
Metal Man (GM): Blocked.
Alex Fender: "This ain't cool, man!"
Chancé attempts to feel the dimension around him and it's multi layeredness.
Kamui: *looks at Ganondorf, narrowing his eyes* "A 'Cheatbook' huh?"
Ganondorf: "Oh evil book... oh predictor of the future... I call upon you to grant me and my allies, of the Smasher Alliance, a true crew to defend ourselves from these people!"
Digifanatic: "There are prophetic verses in that?"
Metal Man (GM): The book sparks, and then the sky does too. Soon, it forms all kinds of soldiers; be they Goomba or otherwise. They appear into portals and vanish. Ganondorf turns around, his work completed. He seems annoyed.
Deloth: "Grrrr... You're gonna pay for this, Ganondorf!"
Ganondorf: "But since Bowser is gone, we only have HALF... and since you came, my dark master could not... so that depletes us further."
Dragoshi: "Hmph... Ha..."
Ganondorf: "With Grodus gone and Metal Man defected..."
Alex Fender: "If I had my ax, you'd be drinking your teeth right about now!"
Ganondorf: "I shall have to destroy you with this book."
Digifanatic: "So it's just you, that book, and us--wait, METAL MAN was in your party?!"
Dragoshi: "If we impede your progress in any way, that is a small victory for us." *Smirks.*
Chancé: "Oh Light? The Darkness is calling for it's self? Give us an advantage?"
Ganondorf: "Ha... ha... ha... you are so naive. Metal Man himself was going to destroy you. But no, you had to side with him, and like the traitor he is, he decided foolishly to turn against this book... despite the fact it is infinitely powerful."
Alex Fender: .oO(Chip...)
Ganondorf: "I shall now defeat you using a monster conjured from it alone... myself, I must leave. My Master is expecting me."
Metal Man (GM): He holds it in front of himself.
Chancé: "Nothing has infinite power."
Ganondorf: "Evil book of destruction, create something capable of destroying the Questers!"
Digifanatic: *mutters* "It's because he knows better than to side with an egotistical villainous freak."
Deloth: "...Man, if I had only studied on how to summon some of those fire elementals..."
Kamui: "Heh, if you say so, red-head."
Metal Man (GM): Lightning shoots out of it. The book seeks out things to copy... ...so, naturally, it copies the nearby extra-dimensional beings. However, it cannot quite comprehend them, so it uses Ganondorf's magic to create... An Iron Knuckle which is of the same material of this realm.
Chancé: "Have you wondered Gannon why your master would give you a book that would let you destroy him? If it is all powerful?"
Metal Man (GM): It clutches a giant wrench.
Alex Fender: "Dibs on the wrench."
Ganondorf: "My master works in mysterious ways. Like THIS!" *BOOOOOOM.*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf vanishes in a gigantic explosion.
Dragoshi: "That's not mysterious. That's as subtle as-" *...Prepares to dodge. Or try. Or something.*
Chancé: "Mysterious my left fork."
Alex Fender: *gacks and throws himself to the left, trying to avoid the explosion.*
Metal Man (GM): Alex and Kamui and Dragoshi take damage from the explosion. The weird Iron Knuckle spins its axe and goes to attack. Oddly, the wall that was once transparent is now solid.
Deloth manages to block the force of the explosion with his wings... battle stances, kids, let's make it happen!
Metal Man (GM): BOSS BATTLE - DIMENSIONAL KNUCKLE.
Chancé: "Hmm, he pulled it from the area around it..."
Metal Man (GM): This Knuckle is pretty slow...
Kamui: *slowly stands himself up after the explosion, coughing some and growls.* "That little coward."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi starts off his turn by zooming over to the DK (NOT Donkey Kong!) and attempts to steal that thar wrench of it's.*
Metal Man (GM): It sits there, and even with bad luck, thwarts Dragoshi.
Chancé: "Well, quite honestly I should test a potion on this guy..." *roots around in his pocket.*
Dragoshi: "...Okay." *Just eats one of his mushrooms, and calls it a turn.*
Chancé pulls out a Cureula Potion...? "How... useless. Well, it should stop him from dodging thefts anyway."
Metal Man (GM): It is hit by the potion, barely.
Digifanatic hopes that this Knuckle can't defend well for one attack, so he just grabs his Digivice and freaking UNLOADS on it with a round of Hyper Beam Matrix, no strings attached.
Alex Fender: *lets out a roar as he brings his fists in a huge hammer smash down onto the top of the big ol' Iron Knuckle.*
Metal Man (GM): It easily blocks both attacks. It is extremely metallic and heavily armored.
Alex Fender: "Owowowowowow!" *jumps about, waving his hands in the air to get the sting out of them.*
Digifanatic: "Looks like I'll have to resort to my quick and weak stuff."
Deloth: "...Alex, did it strike you beforehand that smashing your hands onto solid metal might not have been a good idea?"
Alex Fender: "What am I supposed to do?! I have not my axe!"
Chancé: "Well, I think he got the point out of his attack... maybe he will cooperate? ..."
Digifanatic: "Chancé, not now!"
Chancé: "I think hanging around you guys has given me a case of the puns.."
Deloth races forwards and Fire Twists the Iron Knuckle twice. Hopefully this'll do some damage.
Dex: "Ththere isisisis a triiiiick to defeeeting Iron Nuuuuckles..."
Metal Man (GM): *BLOCK.* *ULTRA BLOCK.* The Dimensional Knuckle decides to crush Alex by smashing at him with all its might. *SMASH*
Kamui: *Brings his hands around, focusing his chakra he does a number of hand signs, watching at Dimension Knuckle. This was risky, but he felt like trying* "Fire style! Fireball Jutsu!" *he fires a fireball at Knuckle.*
Metal Man (GM): It then swings at Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): It is hit by the fireball. Deloth takes damage.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would proceed to zoom over to the back of the Dimensional Knuckle, then jump up into the air, wings spread, and twist violently... And end it by crashing down across the behemoth's back with a mighty Aerodrill assault!*
Deloth: *CLONG... ow.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's equally armored everywhere. The large, metallic Knuckle awaits more attacks, and prepares to swing.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then try to grab the wrench again, and attempt to steal it again. Though, he's got something in store for it if he fails at theft again.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi grabs the wrench. The wrench is extremely heavy. Dragoshi is crushed into a pancake. With a wrench laying atop him. Apparently, it's a very heavy object.
Dragoshi: *Well. At least he got the wrench out of the guy's hands.*
Chancé decides to cast a barrier around Deloth since he is damaged greatly.
Alex Fender: *growls as he rubs his hands and his head... he's in a great deal of pain...*
Kamui: *reaches around, and tries to pick up the wrench to smack the metal giant with.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui picks up the wrench. That is all he can do.
Kamui: *puts the wrench down next to Dragoshi, then brings his hand around and fires off another fireball.*
Dragoshi: *Gets up, and dusts himself off.*
Metal Man (GM): The monster blocks it.
Digifanatic hopes that this Knuckle can't defend well for one attack, so he just grabs his Digivice and freaking UNLOADS on it with a round of Hyper Beam Matrix, no strings attached.
Digifanatic decides to stick true to his word this turn: he charges straight at the Knuckle and rattles off an Icy Kick before leaping back and Fire Punching the thing.
Metal Man (GM): El block.
Alex Fender: *leaps backward, out of the way, and looking around for a weak spot or something similar..*
Metal Man (GM): Weak luck follows Alex, apparently... ouch. The Knuckle has no weak spot, except for the fact he is made out of a shiny stone which looks metallic. Metal... entirely made of some form of metal...
Alex Fender: "...I just had another idea!" *gets a look around at anything interesting that might be used as a throwing object... most likely, water.*
Metal Man (GM): Water? In this realm? Alex will need to find a source of water.
Dragoshi: *Oh. Right. In any case. Dragoshi would then stand upright, and start twitching violently, feet planted into the ground, arms somewhat spread out, elbows somewhat bent, claws partially curled up, as he has that twisted twitching look on his face, then his pupils get all dilated as he starts swinging his head somewhat, then rears it back and LAUNCHES two deadly bursts of acid out at the Knuckle.*
Alex Fender: *shrugs and goes in after the acid, making to strike the area that Dragoshi spits at one big ol' smash from his feet, another Head On Collision.*
Metal Man (GM): It dodges all three. However, in doing so... It hits a wall. It should be easier to hit for a short time.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi uses this as a flimsy opportunity to charge up his Gravity Well!*
Deloth: *Okay, charging up a Wing Smash, because this is seriously getting old.*
Chancé pulls out his Cane of Somaria.
Metal Man (GM): The Dimensional Knuckle's luck is still too good. He bends out of the way; it slides down his back and behind him.
Chancé: "Hmm, Deloth, try to knock that block into him if you can."
Deloth: "If you say so."
Chancé: "throwing it at him would be better though.."
Deloth reels back and Wing Smashes the block at the statue.
Kamui: *brings his hands around, focusing more energy in his hands, he then fires off another fireball at the spot where the acid hit the Knuckle.*
Metal Man (GM): No acid hit the knuckle, therefore it is able to block it still. Wow. *Ker-BLOCK.* The block hits it. It isn't quite so much damaged as... ...It eerily falls into a hole in reality and vanishes. Due to being pushed into such.
Deloth: "...That works."
Alex Fender: "...that was LAME..."
Dragoshi: *Stops charging up the Well.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall back in becomes transparent again.
Chancé: "His fault for dodging~."
Alex Fender: "I think we need to be bailing now."
Kamui: *lowers his hands, raising an eyebrow* "... OK! I'm ready to go."
Deloth: "Yeah, let's split."
Deloth heads for the exit.
Chancé leads the way back and glances at the exploding prophecy on the way.
Digifanatic: *Might as well* "Well, yeah."
Metal Man (GM): Chancé glances back at it as the Questers go to leave.
Kamui: *walks after Deloth.*
Alex Fender: *does a quick search of the area for anything interesting that might have dropped..*
Metal Man (GM): He sees the other Questers have picked up the fragment. Interesting fragment?
Dragoshi: *Assists Alex. :/ Futilely, at that. >_>*
Chancé takes a look around too before he goes.
Deloth: *keeps heading for the exit... he needs to study that fire elementals book more to see if it gives details on summoning.*
Metal Man (GM): Half of the good stuff here is extradimensional.
Digifanatic: *Also takes a look.*
Metal Man (GM): Therefore, Alex finds the only object of interest: A piece of the armor of the Iron Knuckle, a copy of the helmet, that is. Digi would find the helmet too, which Alex is holding.
Alex Fender: "...it's a helmet..."
Metal Man (GM): Alex found it first. Not Dragoshi.
Alex Fender: "...so much for my ax..."
Metal Man (GM): The helmet has a weird L symbol on it. It still glows with some of the old magic.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder how well this would work if one of us put it on..." *Looks at the L.*
Alex Fender: *grumbles and shoves the helmet on his head.*
Digifanatic scans the L. He knows the Dex will act funny, but he should still be able to figure out what it means.
Metal Man (GM): It's a weird lookin' L...
Dex: "L... Elelelee... Stands for... organization... unknown..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a sweet item. Defense +1.
Digifanatic: "Unknown organization... well, this may be interesting."
Alex Fender: "...sweet, I guess." *pulls it off and heads for the exit.*
Metal Man (GM): The way back to HQ is open.
Dragoshi: *Goes back to HQ. Whee.*
Chancé heads to the portal, still wondering about the explosive... meh.
Metal Man (GM): Mission complete. The group is at HQ again.
Deloth picks up his book and starts reading again.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi gets back to polishing the Star Board.*
Digifanatic hangs around for a bit, wanting to chat with Alex...
Alex Fender: *grumble mumbles and heads off to find something to entertain him.*
Digifanatic: *Or not!*
Chancé heads to the kitchen to try and figure out the gender bender candy.
Digifanatic: *Since he can't do that, it's back to repairing the Stadium, with no matches or whatever for him to work with.* .oO(No idea how long this will take, but you have to get it done sometime.)
Chancé cuts the chocolate into 4 parts. The first part he uses his cooking skills to try and figure out the candy.
Chancé:Chancé Lucent .oO(If I can figure out how it was made, it would make a excellent potion for hiding oneself... ).
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi is still polishing up the Star Board, which is continuing to lose some of the huge amounts of rust it hass accumulated over it's years and years of not being cleaned* "Man... This thing's gonna take forever to polish, but it'll be semi-worth it when I'm done."