Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 413: CastleWarMania
Date: November 14th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): Questers are at HQ, as usual. The Stadium area, now named 'Julian's Mistake Memorial Stadium', is a bit more fixed now.
Dragoshi: *Snickers at the new name.*
Valentine Kilmer: *She's currently held up in her room, which looks more like a science lab as she begins to formulate a few items to help support the questers.*
Kamui: *was in the kitchen at the minute, eating a bowel of tasty-wheat.*
Deloth: "Hrm... wonder if I can return these books today."
Digifanatic: *Is off doing some repairs--my excuse for only being here for a few minutes during the session tonight.*
Deloth grabs the library books under his arm and tries to find someone with authority to open a warp.
Dragoshi: *Is in R&R, still polishing that ungodly old and rusty Star Board. >_>*
Metal Man can be seen looking at that disk again. He seems vaguely tranced.
Deloth: *walking in* "Hey, Metal, I need a warp back to the library to return these. Can you open one?"
Dragoshi: *Puts the polish away, carries the board with him, and walks over to Metal* "...You okay there?"
Metal Man: "They're not due yet. What's the rush?"
Kamui: *finishes his meal, then walks over to the sink rinsing off his bowl before placing it in a dish washer and walks off for the main room.*
Deloth: "Well, see, I don't exactly know what the fine'll be if I'm late, so I figure better safe than sorry."
Metal Man: "Perhaps after this mission." *He stands up* "For a new find of mine has, again, presented a great possibility before us."
Dragoshi: "What is this great possibility?"
Deloth sighs, puts the books on the floor, and crosses his arms. "So what is it?"
Metal Man: "Well, I decoded some more disc symbols, and discovered this."
Kamui: *walks over to the group, standing behind Dragoshi* "..."
Metal Man takes out an outline of Dracula. "It said this man had a lot to do with it. We all remember old Dracula, right?"
Dragoshi: "What's the count have to do with anything?"
Metal Man (GM): Val creates a new beneficial item.
Dragoshi: "I only remember him from the two or so encounters i've had with him from about 5 years ago, but I doubt that was the real thing."
Deloth: "Dracula, huh..."
Metal Man: "The disc implicates him as being around when it was made. As I remember, he went into hibernation shortly before our little tussle."
Deloth: "Be right back." *heads to the kitchen and looks for some garlic.*
Metal Man: "Therefore he was in prime shape to at least see it made."
Metal Man (GM): One for offense, another for defense; both are vials.
Metal Man: "We don't have much else to go on, so this is our best lead. Methinks we'll find a lot more to do once we find out what the old Count is up to."
Dragoshi: "Well, that does seem like a plausible possibility."
Deloth: "Garlic, garlic..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth looks for and finds a clove. Of garlic.
Deloth grabs it and heads back to the briefing.
Metal Man: "Anyway. I've located the Count at Transylvania. It's a break of pace; no freaky monsters, no sneaking... just wander around until you find him. You know. The good old days."
Dragoshi: "Huh. Sounds good."
Metal Man: "If that's simple enough, and nobody has any other ideals, I'll open the warp then?"
Deloth: "Fine with me."
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not." :/
Valentine Kilmer: "Excellent. These will come in handy in case the Questers get into more trouble." *She slides the two vials into her lab coat, buttoning it close before crawling onto her platform and hovering out of her room with her equipment and arriving on the scene in Metal's office.* "What's the plan today?"
Metal Man: "Raid a vampire's castle, ask the old vamp for some details. Blow stuff up on the way."
Valentine Kilmer: "Hmm. it would be wise to bring something effective against them. Is ninja still carrying that holy water?"
Metal Man: "Ninja?" *He shrugged* "He vanished a while ago. I hear there's, inexplicably, some holy water on the Count's premises, though.."
Dragoshi: "...You know. That brings up one good detail. What the heck happened to the ninja, anyway? I mean, it's been a while since anyone's last see-Ah."
Deloth: "...Mind explaining why the Count would keep holy water in his own castle?"
Dragoshi: "...I blame incompetent minions."
Valentine Kilmer: "I would say it ended up there and is unable to removing it. Either way. The BoA is to find this holy water before anything else."
Deloth: "The what-now?"
Metal Man: "Backwards Oasis Airhorn?"
Ninja: *Falls from the ceiling and lands on Metal's Desk.* "I actually sold it to vampire hunters to open my restaurant!"
Metal Man: "Gah! Er... hello."
Valentine Kilmer: "...Best- oh nevermind." *She sighs in disappointment.*
Dragoshi: "...What the-Oh. Hiya, Ninja. Long time no see."
Metal Man: "Okay then, so... what's the restaurant about?" *Taps fingers* "We gotta blow up vampires, nothing personal."
Ninja: "Hai! My apologies for leaving again, but I had to fill out the honor of my ancestors! And I've done it and I've come to tell everyone that anywhere you need me, I will bring you the most tasty burger. Of course you can't have it for free! That is bad business!"
Deloth: "I'll, uh... let you know if an order comes in."
Metal Man: "I'll remember that, it's about time I let in some more items... I've just been so busy repairing the Stadium."
Ninja: ""I leave menu and number! You call when in need! Also I have degree Pirate removal is you have pirate problems."
Dragoshi: "Does it extend into Space Pirates?"
Deloth: "Actually, I had an idea of my own earlier for a weapon... but that'll have to wait, I guess."
Ninja: "Any pirate, but fee is fee! Now I must go. Busy man with restaurant! I am please to hear you miss me as well. You have fun and honor!" *And then he poofs out of existence.*
Metal Man: "Weapons for you is no!! ...yet." *He cracks his neck* "See you, Ninja. Now... the warp is open, you may proceed."
Valentine Kilmer: "Feathers of a flock..."
Deloth nods and heads into the warp. It gets more surreal every single day, I tells ya.
Dragoshi: "..." *Just walks into the warp.*
Valentine Kilmer: *She hovers her way into the Warp as well.*
Metal Man (GM): WWWAAAARP. The Questers appear atop a rocky hill, in front of a great giant castle made of green stone, with black spires and rich golden inlays. All dilapidated, of course. The only problem is... the path up to the door has a gigantic gap in it, and the pit around the castle seems endless. The only obvious way to the door consists of a number of tiny, impossibly fast-hovering platforms.
Dragoshi: *He looks for nearby candles.*
Metal Man (GM): The dirt you stand on is rather rich and dusty; a bit dry. Anyone could easily pick up a bunch in your hand. Also there are rocks. No candles. Old, dead trees though. It's night out, and the moon is showing; not full, but it is a blue moon.
Deloth: "...There's gotta be a better way over."
Valentine Kilmer: *She quickly takes some of the dirt for later.*
Deloth picks up a handful of dirt and blows it at the pit, looking for any invisible platforms.
Dragoshi: *Decides to search one of the old trees to see if anyone left anything in them.*
Metal Man (GM): An old sign lays, knocked over. It says 'Ye who seeketh thy doom inside ye olde castyle of doom, viewe ye the truye pathe to victore to get thee in.' No wonder why somebody knocked it over. It's hopelessly confusing. Deloth throws the dirt at the pit. Some of it levitates on thin air, dead ahead of the path he's already on.
Valentine Kilmer: "Careful."
Dragoshi: *Continues searching in old oak trees to see if anyone was clumsy enough (or silly enough) to leave anything in them.*
Deloth walks to the fallen dirt and takes one step onto it, keeping one foot on solid ground.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds nothing. Deloth has no trouble walking on the invisible platform. In fact, the invisible surface feels like a ramp, and is seemingly also made of dirt. Invisible dirt.
Dragoshi: *Stops searching. Though, he takes some dirt for the sake of it. Because hey, maybe he could blind someone with it.*
Deloth then starts walking up the ramp.
Metal Man (GM): Deliciousss dirt. Deloth begins walking up the ramp. No problem, except he discovers the true usage of those tiny platforms: They're apparently haunted pieces of stone, and they want to embed themselves into his skull.
Metal Man (GM): They are unlucky, with good reason; unholy poltergeist thingies.
Valentine Kilmer: "Hmm. I did warn him."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth leaps out of the way. They follow him up the ramp, ignoring everyone else.
Deloth peels out up the ramp, aye.
Dragoshi: *Sees what Del's doing, and decides to help. By trying to blast one of the stones with his acid.*
Metal Man (GM): Maybe Deloth can lose them somewhere. They dodge... barely. It misses. Deloth manages to escape them, however the stones now attack Dragoshi!
Dragoshi: *...Oh, yea. Of fucking course.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is up at the door. A big ol' red door. It has four bolts on it... and has a big ol' lock on it too. It seems firmly shut, and this platform has nothing else on it.
Dragoshi: *Really, now. This is just insulting. So, instead of bothering to dodge. He gets into a blocking pose, and attempts to parry them. With kicking.*
Metal Man (GM): The stone walls can be seen and felt here, though. Dragoshi is stoned. There is a torch, one on each side of the big ol' door.
Valentine Kilmer: "Oh dear..." *She tries to study the stones first.*
Deloth pulls on... oh, the left torch.
Metal Man (GM): The stones have mystical cursed pentagons on them. They glow evilly. Deloth only succeeds in removing the torch. The flames of the torch are strong, showing the door and wall's even, brick-like surface in detail.
Dragoshi: *...Simple. Dragoshi quickly backs away from then, and once he's at a good enough distance, then tries to crush them all into unholy powder with a Gravity Well.*
Metal Man (GM): The stones crumble into sand and die. They drop 5 coins.
Deloth rubs his hand over the wall, looking for something out-of-place...
Dragoshi: "...Stones that drop coins. Huh." *Carefully walks over to one of the coins, and pokes them. Just in case they aren't EVAL MIMIC COINS ONO.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi pokes the coin.
Valentine Kilmer: "Good job." *She then hovers past Dragoshi.*
Metal Man (GM): It explodes with the others, burning Dragoshi. Evil cursed coins.
Dragoshi: "...I was expecting evil mimics, not explosions." e_e. *Dusts himself off.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth discovers an odd feeling brick. It sticks out more than the other ones.
Dragoshi: "So glad I'm used to this kind of abuse by now." *Walks up the same ramp Del went up.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi and Val join Deloth at the front of the castle. Only the right-side torch sits still near the door, Deloth holding the other torch.
Deloth pushes it. Whee!
Metal Man (GM): One can see the four bolts holding the door together, the brick-wall structurization, and the ledge the group is standing on. *Click* Nothing happens.
Valentine Kilmer: "Alright. let's be more careful about touching things."
Dragoshi: "Fair enough."
Valentine Kilmer: "Have you tried to open the door?"
Metal Man (GM): The door has a big lock on it.
Deloth: "...Good point." *tries that, still holding the torch with one hand.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing. The door's locked solid.
Valentine Kilmer: "Can anyone pick a lock?"
Kamui: *looks at the door, blinking a few times. He looks at the big lock, inspecting it carefully.*
Dragoshi: *Raises his claw* "Yo. I'm a bit rusty, mind you but I can try."
Valentine Kilmer: "If you will."
Kamui: *Moves out of the way.*
Deloth steps aside and lets the Drago through.
Dragoshi: *Nods, and walks over to the lock, using his claw as a makeshift pick like the time he picked a lock during his misadventures at Team Rocket's Magical Exploding Underwater Base of Doom.*
Metal Man (GM): He picks his teeth instead. At least he got the gunk out of them now.
Dragoshi: *...Let's try that again. :p*
Metal Man (GM): He puts his finger in the lock. It explodes. The lock is a lie!
Dragoshi: *NOT AGAIN.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is still jammed shut.
Dragoshi: "...Okay, this is just getting repetitive."
Kamui: >_< *blinks, then opens his eyes wide* "What just happened?"
Valentine Kilmer: "My theory is correct then. It's the four bolts."
Kamui: *blinks again, then looks to Val* "So what we do now?"
Valentine Kilmer: "And please, do not touch them." *She begins to examine one of the bolts.*
Dragoshi: "Yea. I've had enough things explode on me, anyway." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): It appears to be one of four bolts holding the door together. Two of them are a bit loose.
Valentine Kilmer: "I need someone to knock these out." *She points to the two loose bolts.*
Dragoshi: "I'm not doing it."
Kamui: *walks over* "I can try, I need to make use of myself."
Valentine Kilmer: "Let's do it quickly before more stones arrive."
Deloth: "I can try it if Kamui's attempt doesn't work."
Kamui: *brings his hands around, doing a number of hand signs before creating a set of ice shards and launches them at the bolts.*
Valentine Kilmer: *Hovers away from the door.*
Metal Man (GM): The two bolts break off. The door remains locked, as the other two, not loose, hold it in place.
Dragoshi: *Backs away from the door as well.*
Kamui: "Stubborn door." *Forms more ice shards, then launches them at the remaining bolts.*
Valentine Kilmer: "..I was going to suggest using Dragoshi's acid ability."
Metal Man (GM): The remaining bolts fall loose... the stone Deloth was pushing acts as if it was pushed again. Funny trap-maker. Had it been pushed twice, the door woulda opened anyway. However, the time for door pushing is over; as four bats fly in from behind the door to annoy the Questers.
Valentine Kilmer: "What remarkable design..." *She notes the door down for later in her notebook.*
Deloth: "Whoa!" *wields the torch as a makeshift weapon... not much, but it'll have to do.*
Dragoshi: "...Yea... no." *Instead of trying to Gravity Well the bats, in which he might accidentally hurt an ally he instead spits out two bursts of acid, one for a different bat.*
Metal Man (GM): Two bats die. The other two attack Deloth.
Deloth tries to burn 'em up with the torch.
Valentine Kilmer: "What annoying creatures." *She would try to shot them, but might hit, Deloth, so she lets everything work out itself.*
Metal Man (GM): They both burn up, revealing a wider open room with a fountain. The ways to the left and right have been destroyed by age; you only have a choice of up or down; the way up is up a treacherous rubble pile; the way down is underwater. The fountain is also sort of interesting.
Kamui: *blinks, then looks to the others* "Up?"
Deloth heads up, up, up and AWAAAAY!
Dragoshi: *Looks at Del* "Woah! Wait a second!"
Valentine Kilmer: "I don't mind. Sets off the traps for us."
Dragoshi: "Bu-...Actually, you have a point there."
Kamui: *looks to Deloth* "Up and away now."
Dragoshi: "That, and I wanted to check out the fountain."
Valentine Kilmer: "Let's check it then follow him."
Dragoshi: *Nods in agreement.* "I'll go first, though. Not like I've been hit with enough explosions to the face today, anyway." *Would proceed walk over to the fountain.* "Hell, for all I care, I might as well try and go for the new record, here."
Valentine Kilmer: "I'll stay here then. If there's something in the fountain, I'll come to you."
Dragoshi: *Just nods, and Starts off his attempt at figuring out what the water in the fountain is, by pulling out a coin, and flipping it into the fountain, to see if the water does anything to it.*
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* *CLICK* *CLICK* Deloth activates plenty of darts.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets hit by a few. He also gets to the door up there.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi's flippage of coin into fountain?*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is also hit. The coin sinks into the fountain without anything happening.
Deloth drops the torch and pulls out the darts, swearing under his breath. He then picks the torch back up and kicks open the door.
Dragoshi: "Okay. So, it isn't some sort of slime-like acid. Good." *Would then try to examine the water, as if trying to discern anything... unique about it.*
Metal Man (GM): It is 100% normal water. Vampires must like fountains.
Dragoshi: *Is there anything odd that's in the water? Like mermen? Or other stuff?*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi would need to stick your head underwater to find that sort of stuff out.
Kamui: *goes up after Deloth, picking the darts out of himself one at a time* "Ow... OW... ow..."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi isn't that hasty. So, instead he thrusts his palm into the water, in order to get his coin back before doing any of that funny business.*
Metal Man (GM): He gets the coin back.
Dragoshi: *Okay, then. I guess it's okay to put one's head into the water now... Though, he's careful about it.*
Metal Man (GM): He discovers water is cold. And nothing in the fountain.
Dragoshi: *Takes head out of it.* "Nothing of interest in here. It's apparently normal, as far as I can tell." *Shrugs, then moves on up... Though, he makes sure not to trigger the dart trap. Particularly, by jumping over that part of the floor.*
Valentine Kilmer: *She takes some of the water into a vial just in case, now having a collection of water and dirt before following Dragoshi, then looks for where the trap is activated.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi activates dart traps. Val would see several pressure-sensitive blocks which lead up to the high door.
Dragoshi: *So, Dragoshi tries to zoom ahead and somewhat gracefully move around the darts... Though, I doubt it.*
Valentine Kilmer: *Would just naigate around the pressure stones if possible.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is hit by darts.
Dragoshi: *Just moves on up, muttering about typicality.*
Metal Man (GM): No dice; darts hit Val as she climbs up... The Questers get their way to the next room, which is a stone bridge across a large watery chasm. The stone bridge is fine; except four zombies are wandering on it, and in the way.
Deloth: *Makes sure he still has his torch.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes, you have it.
Dragoshi: *Looks for candles. :p*
Metal Man (GM): No. No candles everywhere. All candles in existence have been destroyed just to prevent anyone from getting their filthy mitts on them. I mean... anyway...
Valentine Kilmer: "A pity I'm not good with deactivating traps." *She pulls a dart out and saves it for later.*
Deloth: "...Someone else might want to throw this torch at 'em. I have shaky hands."
Kamui: *spots the zombies, sighing deeply* "I got it."
Deloth hands the torch to Kamui. "You're up. Don't miss."
Kamui: *brings his hands around, forming a number of handsigns, before bringing his hand around and fires off a fireball attack at the zombies.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui hurls it into the water alongside the bridge.
Kamui: o_o "Oh crap."
Dragoshi: "..." *Sighs, and tries to keep still, then fire out two acidic bursts at the zombies.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi spits the first one into the water. Then he spits another one. It melts a zombie... and the other one goes into the water too.
Valentine Kilmer: "Always quick to attack, huh?"
Kamui: o_O *Brings his left hand around, aiming more carefully at the remaining zombies* "Yeah, sorry my aiming sucks." *he fires off another single fireball attack.*
Metal Man (GM): Three zombies left. Kamui hurls the fireball into the water.
Dragoshi: *Too busy to respond. Trying to regain composure, as apparently, blasting things with acid seems to tire Dragoshi out.* "...You know."
Metal Man (GM): The water has taken lots of damage.
Dragoshi: "Maybe we should just try to jump over them, instead."
Kamui: "Pht, yeah, you can go ahead and try that." *he forms another set of handsigns, before creating a set of ice shards again, only to launch them at the zombies, about 3 of them this time.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui hits a zombie. Side-effect: Kamui freezer-burns himself from using too many ice shards at once. The other two ice shards fly into the water.
Kamui: *looks to his frozen arm, growling* "Blast it, sorry guys, exerted myself too much."
Metal Man (GM): Two zombies left.
Valentine Kilmer: *She signs and lets the two have their fun, looking around while distracting the zombies.*
Metal Man (GM): Val sees mostly a big, ornamental door ahead, and a strange line in the final segment of bridge.
Dragoshi: "...Right. Well, i'll be trying to jump over shambling undead. And possibly get hit in the face with more explosions." *Sighs, then runs across the bridge, jumping over the first rotting of what was once a man (...WHAT IS A MAN *Shatters wine glass*, anyway?) and then. he attempts to grab it with his tail if the jump succeeds.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi leaps into the water. Brrr. It's cold. Gotta jump back onto the bridge. No.
Valentine Kilmer: *Looks to see if the bridge is in two parts.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi lands, then lunges off the side into the water. This isn't a very wide bridge.
Dragoshi: *Tries to jump back up to the bridge, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi leaps back up. Val would see the bridge has a seam right before the door. It is connected together by a seam.
Valentine Kilmer: *She blinks for a moment, then looks at the seam a bit more while rubbing her chin.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then once again turn over to one of the two rotting husks of flesh and blood which prolly' still has it's last meal, rotted and sloshing around in it's stomach, and fires an Acidic Burst at it. Again. e_e.*
Metal Man (GM): It melts. One left. The seam looks almost... hinged.
Kamui: *blinks a few times, looking to his arm to see if it gets unfrozen yet.*
Dragoshi: *Looks for random rocks on the bridge.*
Metal Man (GM): No rocks. Kamui is unfrozen now.
Valentine Kilmer: "Someone knock the zombie into the seam." *She points the seam out.*
Dragoshi: "...'K." *Dragoshi would then carefully walk over to the last zombie, and try to grab it, then throw it there.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi grabs it. And... throws it at the seam. The end of the bridge collapses and sinks into the water.
Kamui: "o_o Is that bad?"
Metal Man (GM): Then a gigantic spiked section from above falls into that section and stabs the submerged bridge piece.
Dragoshi: "...Wow. Sucks to be that zombie."
Metal Man (GM): However, that activity has awakened something else... The ground rumbles. Then a gigantic being made of water appears where the gap is.
Metal Man (GM): It's a torso, two long arms, and glowing blue eyes of energy.
Dragoshi: "Oh. Yea. I can totally see where this is going." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): It reaches over the walkway the Questers are on and smashes the way back. It is now sitting calmly... directly in their way... and ready to fight!
Kamui: "... Oh YEAH! WE ARE SCREWED!"
Metal Man (GM): Bad luck for the water elemental. The water appears to have had enough of things being thrown into it. Now it has (ironically) decided to throw itself into you.
Valentine Kilmer: "Seems it's angry. Looks like we have to fight." *She then decides to study the creature first.*
Metal Man (GM): Val determines a pretty detailed idea of what it is... It's a classic Water Elemental, probably an unholy-summoned one. The water itself probably acquired sentience from a number of curses and dead bodies landing in it... This water being is weak to all things water is, and strong against all things water is. Additionally, it is a magical entity, therefore its very existence depends on it being magically charged. Damaging the magicalness of it could impact it severely. It is also quasi-unholy, of course. It possesses strong grabbing, smashing, and drowning-related attacks. That's about all Val can tell for now.
Valentine Kilmer: "It would be best to not go near this thing. Use Earth and freezing abilities if you have them. It's water, treat it as such." *She plans her next movement.*
Kamui: *brings his other hand up, focusing ice energy inside his hands he forms two ice shards, not pushing it with three as he then suddenly launches the two ice shards at the creature's head and chest.*
Metal Man (GM): It uses a wide gesture to try to defend itself... But it winds up being hit once despite that. It's critically weak against that. It retaliates by trying to flood the platform and knock off the other end.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi, who is pretty much fucked due to this happening on the same turn he's on, well... What the hell can he do aside from take damage?*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is knocked a ways away; he'll have to run back to get to the monster.
Valentine Kilmer: *She tries to steer clear of it.*
Metal Man (GM): Val is knocked all the way to the edge but not off it.
Dragoshi: *Tries to make a Gravity Well that crushes the water flooding towards him and make it, yanno, not try and blow him away.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi, on the other hand, hits the monster extremely. The water elemental ends its turn by flicking a thingy above Kamui... a giant stone spike thingy crashes down at him.
Valentine Kilmer: *She of course isn't feeling too good due to the heavy attack, but she's not out.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui gets smashed.
Valentine Kilmer: *She's back on her hovering platform and this time studies for a way to discharge the magic from this water creature.*
Metal Man (GM): Val's magical knowledge is good enough to know that a concentrated dispell or dispersal spell of sorts could break up the entity back into normal water again. It's probably also weak against crosses. But how hard are they to make?
Valentine Kilmer: *Can make one out of mud with the dirt and water she has, and dose so in difereint areas along the ground.*
Metal Man (GM): Val makes a primitive lil' cross thingy. Good enough, I guess.
Valentine Kilmer: *She gives it to Dragoshi and tells him to use it against the element.*
Dragoshi: *Just nods.*
Kamui: *stands there breathing heavily, then brings his hands up and does his best to focus some more chakra, forming a pair of ice shards, he fires them at the water monster again.*
Metal Man (GM): The water being attempts to block. But Kamui manages to hit once.
Valentine Kilmer: *She decides to get ready for something, so she waits.*
Dragoshi: *So, what does Dragoshi do with a primitive cross? He runs over to the Elemental, cross raised, and tries to jam it in! Into it's head, that is!*
Metal Man (GM): It attempts to dodge. Instead, it's stabbed. The primitive cross turns into a real one, and with its holy might, the water beast is smited. The water becomes holy water; a third section falls down, giving the group a path to the door.
Kamui: *coughs a bit, about ready to fall on his knee's.*
Valentine Kilmer: *She takes what holy water she can.*
Metal Man (GM): The door itself is seemingly unlocked... but it has an evil-looking pentagram on it.
Dragoshi: "..." >_>...<_<...<_>! *Pulls out a bottle of something and scoops a little bit of the holy water into it. He also puts the cross away.*
Metal Man (GM): Val obtains one item's worth; a handful, that is. As does Dragoshi.
Kamui: *coughs some, before bringing his hands around and focuses some chakra in to the water to try and create some ice spikes from the holy water.*
Dragoshi: *Yayz.* *Holy Ice Stakes.*
Valentine Kilmer: "Now that we're through here... lets be more careful and more on."
Metal Man (GM): The pentagram on the door was obviously drawn with blood.
Valentine Kilmer: "Dragoshi. if you will..."
Dragoshi: "...Dispel it with my cross?" *the cross.
Valentine Kilmer: "Of course."
Kamui: *takes one of his mushrooms and ingests it, restoring some energy.* "... That should do for now."
Dragoshi: "Understood." *And, so, thy not-so-priestly hero would put his holy cross against thine evil pentagram! Insert generic religious comment here!*
Metal Man (GM): The door melts and reveals one last test: a stairway up to the Vampire's keep. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling; this stone stairwell has no railings and looks dangerous. It's empty and unused. It definitely does not have candles.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi, having to be the pincushion, seeing as he has the most HP out of the group, carefully goes up the stairs.*
Metal Man (GM): The chandelier cracks and falls down at Dragoshi. Who dodges it. It falls to the bottom, uselessly. The way up is now clear.
Dragoshi: "Phew..." *Wipes the sweat off of his brow as he dodges the FALLING CHANDELIER OF +5 FANCINESS and starts movin' on up! Movin' on up! With 50% more song reference.*
Kamui: *heads on up after Dragoshi.*
Valentine Kilmer: *She hovers along behind the rest of the two, taking in the surroundings.*
Metal Man (GM): The group makes it into a small chamber. Dracula's coffin is there. It opens up, and the vampire lord soon stands before them.
Dragoshi: "...Why, hello there."
Dracula: "So, you have come again to see me. What a pity; you shall not learn anything new if you wish to kill the immortal."
Metal Man (GM): He is the old version here.
Kamui: "Immortal, hell gramps you look like you're kickin' 70's now."
Valentine Kilmer: "Let's not angry him yet, Kamui."
Dracula: "What do you want, impudent fools?"
Metal Man (GM): He stands there, strangely impatient with you all.
Valentine Kilmer: "Detailed."
Dracula: "You have destroyed several of my finest traps... to ask me information?" He hisses. "Make it quick. I do not wish to waste valuable resting time."
Dragoshi: "Fair enough. We want detailed information-" .oO(If you have any) "On a disk that was made around your time."
Dracula: "I would destroy you, but... you and I have similar motives... for the time being." He rubs his chin. "I await the time which tasting your blood will be a valid choice... again."
Metal Man (GM): He thinks a bit, finally speaking.
Valentine Kilmer: *She just remains quiet, as she's just the adviser.*
Dracula: "The disc... yesss..." He makes a weird symbol with his right hand. "The Void died, and I rose. I saw a disc compiled of the data you would, inevitably, need to defeat something... just as bad, if not worse. Indeed, I was allowed to rebuild my castle for some reason... and then we are speaking right now."
Dragoshi: "I see. Interesting."
Valentine Kilmer: "And this thing we have to fight?"
Dragoshi: .oO(I wonder if it's related to that master of Ganondorf's...)
Dracula: "I do not know what it is... see, otherwise I wouldn't put traps in my castle. For then I would simply trick you into encountering it instead, knowing you would surely die. Ha ha ha."
Valentine Kilmer: "And here I thought it was the usual welcoming for the questers. I have a personal question for you. Two, actually."
Dragoshi: *Just waits for Val to ask her questions...*
Dracula: "A personal question... for me?" He laughs at the thought.
Valentine Kilmer: "How would you like to help us?"
Kamui: *looks at Valentine with an "as if" look.*
Dracula: "...Ah, but you see... you are allied with Simon Belmont, who has nothing better to do but kill me. Furthermore, if I were not so tired, I would have tried to suck your blood by now."
Valentine Kilmer: "I'm not a quester, I just advise them as I only plan to find Ivo Robotnik."
Kamui: *looks over to Dracula as he mentions the name "Simon", ignoring the Belmont part* "You have board games? Do you remember being tricked by a ninja character some time ago?"
Dracula: "Board games... have you been drinking my moat?"
Dragoshi: *Smacks Kamui upside the head* "Don't mind him."
Dracula: "If you are done boring me... I must get back to my sleep."
Kamui: *gets slapped upside his head* "Ow, what?!"
Valentine Kilmer: "No. Just need to know the location of the disk."
Dragoshi: "Sorry. Semi-natural reflex in response to stupidity." >_>;; "You mean info."
Dracula: "Location... you mean, where I saw it? That was... the moon. But it went somewhere else... all strange... and... in that place fools call outer space."
Valentine Kilmer: "Of course. Any other info you haven't told us about it? More info means less visits from the questers."
Dracula: "No. Most specifically..."
Metal Man (GM): *Rumblerumblerumblerumble.*
Dragoshi: "I dislike the sound of that."
Kamui: *looks up hearing the rumbling* "Eh, I think I hear base calling me." *Inches towards the door.*
Valentine Kilmer: *See just stares long and hard at Dracula.*
Dracula: "That was not... me..."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.* He peers out the door.
Dracula: "Hmm... Ganondorf just appeared out front of the castle..."
Dragoshi: "Oh, bloody hell."
Dracula: "...With an entire army of minions?"
Dragoshi: "That means we need to hurry, then."
Kamui: "..." *stops and walks over to Dracula* "Army of minions"?
Valentine Kilmer: "...We'll be leaving now. Please take care of yourself, Dracula."
Dracula: "I am afraid you cannot simply leave me to be attacked by him..." He smiles darkly. "The entire castle is warded against teleportation."
Dragoshi: "Crap. How did he catch on to us, anyway..."
Dracula: "And he so cleverly surrounded the entire castle... Warping in exactly on its outside. Therefore... if you want to escape alive... you shall simultaneously save my castle."
Kamui: *claps his hands together once* "Right." *He points out the door* "I got it!" *He runs off for the door.*
Dragoshi: "Fair enough."
Dracula: "...Like him."
Dragoshi: *Follows Kamui out.*
Metal Man (GM): He begins walking out. The Questers can never seemly trust him, especially with how he climbs down the stairway with unnatural ease.
Valentine Kilmer: "A clever trick. However... We could just sneak outside."
Dragoshi: *Stops* "Hm?"
Valentine Kilmer: "As this castle isn't our issue."
Dracula: "I know all the passageways, by the time you reach them you'll be surrounded by his men." *He leaps effortlessly ahead, with Kamui.*
Dragoshi: "...He does have a point. But... Gah." *Can't decide. Sighs.*
Valentine Kilmer: "Then again, it's best to stick with someone that knows his castle in and out." *She hovers along.*
Dragoshi: *Follows along.*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf and his men advance inside. The head of them is a strange little man with a book, who effortlessly mind controls undead and various monsters... into joining his side. Dracula, however, walks directly in front of the massed group, standing in the way.
Dragoshi: *Starts mixing some of the holy water he acquired into his hot sauce/sake mixture while this goes on. >_>*
Dracula: "This uncalled for invasion of my property is foolish, Ganondorf. I have never died, and you have died over and over again."
Ganondorf: "Hmph. If I had come here to kill you, you'd be dead already." *He looks to the Questers.* "No, rather I am simply taking this castle over in the name of the Dark Master. If you do get in the way, though, I will have to destroy you."
Kamui: *pulls to a stop, looking down at Ganondorf, then looks over towards Dracula* "He wants to claim your castle." *he makes that "Ooo, he's in big trouble" look.*
Valentine Kilmer: "So if we just slip outside and on our way, you'll leave us alone?"
Dragoshi: *Has finished mixing some of the holy water with his usual drink. Yayz.*
Ganondorf: "Yes. Then we can further bolster our forces to destroy Toad Town with."
Dracula: "You cannot just take my monsters as your own; we had an agreement once upon a time. And I have powers..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Well. I can't have the bolstering of forces thing happen. Not at all."
Ganondorf: "Silence, windbag. The Dark Master is above all such things."
Valentine Kilmer: "A quick question before we leave... Tell me a bit more about this Dark Master, Ganondorf."
Ganondorf: "He stands before you."
Metal Man (GM): The strange little man looks up. His eyes are blood red. Dark symbols are all over his body, and he has a dark look in his face. He speaks with a rather irritatingly shrill voice.
Dragoshi: .oO(So. That is the Dark Master. Hmm. He doesn't look that tough... Though, maybe he's an avatar of said master, that retains a portion of the guy's power?)
Valentine Kilmer: "Oh. That's him, is it?" *She looks a bit closer as the robed man, studying the markings as well.*
Dark Master: "This castle, and all things unholy, belong to ME! All reams of evil must be mustered to wipe out the Questers. I shall vaporize all who get in my way." He then makes the stance of walking directly at you.
Dragoshi: "...Aren't they always like that, though?" :/ "Except, yanno, less organized?" >_>;;
Dracula: "I shall kill this foolish idiot."
Metal Man (GM): He walks directly at the Dark Master, and moves to attack...
Dragoshi: "...I have a bad feeling about this..."
Valentine Kilmer: "You have fun then, Dracula. We'll be going now."
Dragoshi: *Quickly gets out of the way.*
Dark Master: "Your powers are nothing to me, Dracula." He raises the book. "Spear of Darkness!"
Metal Man (GM): A gigantic spear of pure evil impales Dracula...
Valentine Kilmer: "Unless you two questers want to die, we better leave now."
Metal Man (GM): ...Except he warped behind the 'Dark Master' in the first place. And fires three fireballs into the back of him. But the Dark Master is surrounded by a force field!
Dark Master: "Playing with me shall only extend your suffering, non-Smasher trash!"
Kamui: *watches as Dracula is impaled* "KICK HIS OLD, CRUSTY BUTT, DARK LORD!" *He yells, cheering on Dracula once before he turns and runs after the others.*
Metal Man (GM): He turns around.
Ganondorf: "There are two of us, and one of you... and several terror-stricken cowards who will not defend you. I shall relish ending you, Dracula."
Dragoshi: "...I'm feeling a little crazy today. I'll meet ya back later, 'kay?"
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf throws a punch; Dracula grabs his fist with superhuman strength and sinks his claws into it.
Ganondorf: "Urgh... when did you get so... strong?"
Kamui: *would run down along the wall, and runs over near Dracula and brings his hands up focusing his chakra in his hands ready for battle* "I got your back."
Dracula: "My home ground heals and empowers me."
Valentine Kilmer: "...You questers are very brave and very stupid." *She follows along the other two.*
Kamui: *brings his hand around, forming a number of ice shards and fires them at the dark masters back.*
Dragoshi: "Yea, sorry. I blame the moat." *Decides to assist Kamui. Whee.*
Valentine Kilmer: "*She just gives the Defensive Vial to Dragoshi and the Offensive Vial for Kamui.* "Idiots or not, I'll support."
Metal Man (GM): The Master blocks the attack out of hand, however, he is distracted and unable to coup de grace Dracula.
Valentine Kilmer: "You two can pay me 18 coins later."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around to face Kamui. Dracula attempts to hurl Ganondorf into the Dark Master.
Dragoshi: "Thank you." *He slurps down the vial, his reflexes improving.* "Fair enough." *He would then say this and power up a Gravity well...*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf defends himself from this attack, no longer surprised. The Dark Master, however, turns his gaze to Kamui, lifting up his book.
Kamui: *watches on at the dark master, then takes a battle-ready stance.*
Dark Master: "You will serve ME, weakling Quester! The Dark Prognosticus commands it!" His eyes flash red.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi is charging up a Gravity Well. 10-4, good buddy.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui's eyes turn red. He now believes only in serving the Dark Master. Therefore he would be compelled to use his time to attack Dracula, Dragoshi, or Val.
Valentine Kilmer: "Hmm." *She studies the Dark Master's Abilities.*
Kamui: *turns and looks towards the other quests, bringing his right hand around he focuses his chakra and makes a number of handsigns. Finishing, he makes a circle with his fingers and spits air through the circle firing a fireball at Dragoshi.*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf tries to dislodge his hand from Dracula. Dracula is unable to hold on. Dracula teleports to the side and casts 3 fireballs at the 'Dark Master.'
Valentine Kilmer: "This is bad. Real bad. Dragonshi, throw me your dex."
Metal Man (GM): The Dark Master's force field protects him.
Dark Master: "Like you could kill ME... Ganondorf, stop these Questers! We must take this castle! And we can't do that unless Dracula is incapacitated or killed!"
Dragoshi: "Okay... Let's see how you like this! May you be crushed underfoot! GRAVITY WELL!" *Dragoshi would then extend his claws forward, as a massive black dome crackling with purple energy consumes the general radius around Ganondorf, Kamui's Fireball, and the Dark Master.*
Ganondorf: "Yes, mast----"
Metal Man (GM): The Master and Ganondorf jump out of the way.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then use his tail to grab his Dex and hand it over to Val.*
Valentine Kilmer: "Tsk!" *She catches it and fumbles with it, seeing if she can call someone.*
Metal Man (GM): The gravity well has had one good effect; the way in was crushed; cutting off the troops.
Dragoshi: "Well, at least I cut off the influx of troops..."
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is hit by the Gravity well, too. His mind control is knocked off as well.
Dark Master: "You Questers... you shall all pay for disrupting my takeover of this castle."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to conjure some wicked spell.
Kamui: *Is knocked to the ground, before he slowly gets to his feet* "Yeah, that was fun..."
Metal Man (GM): Dracula attacks him by lunging at him. Dracula is knocked away by the field. The Dark Master holds up the book; the entire place begins rumbling.
Valentine Kilmer: *She tries to contact Metal Man.*
Metal Man (GM): Val gets Metal Man on the dex. Ganondorf sees this and is now advancing on Val.
Ganondorf: "No! Do not call--"
Metal Man: (Dex) "Yes... what's your status?"
Kamui: *looks to Ganondorf* "Hey!" *he brings his hand around and fires off another fireball at Ganondorf.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would get in Ganondorf's way, and suddenly drink the hot sauce/sake/holy water mixture, and spit out a blast of acid at Ganondorf, which may or may not have holy properties*
Metal Man (GM): He blocks it, but is distracted.
Dragoshi: "Oh, no ya don't!"
Valentine Kilmer: "Metal Man. It would be best to send reinforcements. Ganondorf is here at the castle."
Metal Man: (Dex) "...Understood."
Dragoshi: *Stands in front of Val, attempting to guard her from the EVAL king.*
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf's defense is weakening, as Dracula tries to hit him with a teleport-fireball combination. Ganondorf barely blocks that too.
Dark Master: "You... you cannot stop me. This castle is mine." He holds up the book, causing the bridge to be rebuilt...
Valentine Kilmer: *Val this poofs as a cute plush version of herself sits on her platform.*
Metal Man (GM): ...And then Samus appears aside him and hits his little field with a missile.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi would then attempt to fire off another Gravity Well at Ganny Boy Advanced the DARK MASTER, ONO. Oh, and the bridge. Again.*
Dark Master: "Gah! No! Smashers! Ganondorf, I told you to stop them from doing things like that!"
Ganondorf: *Parry* "I'm afraid it's too late, sire. We wasted time talking when we could have killed Dracula. Now he's on the loose with Questers, of all things, aiding him."
Dark Master: "Very well. We shall retreat... with the soldiers we have!"
Dracula: "There shall be no retreat for idiots of your kind!" *He uses the last of his power at the moment to fire a firestorm at the Dark Master.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit miss. The Dark Master is hit by two fireballs. He burns, revealing green flesh.
Dark Master: "Ayayayayaya!! You... you... I'll burn you next time!"
Metal Man (GM): All of the creatures and the Dark Master, as well as Ganondorf, turn sideways and vanish. *.
Kamui: *covers his eyes from the attack, then looks over as Dark Master burnt by two fireballs.*
Metal Man (GM): Dracula laughs.
Dracula: "Did you see what just happened there? You... saved me from them, additionally destroying their attempt to steal my endless source of mindless, undead monsters for themselves."
Dracula: "Now... I must rest again. You make your piece... but I have a special reward for people like you..."
Valentine Kilmer: "So it would seem." *She reappears.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes out an unholy sword. Why, it's the Sword of Darkness! Wait a minute... it's a lot more weapony now. Indeed. It's a Dark Sword, not a Sword of Darkness. He flicks it before all of you.
Kamui: *looks over to Dracula* "Hm?"
Dracula: "A Dark Sword made in the likeness of the Sword of Darkness. No Void or mind-controlling within... only pure evil, which can, yes, be used to kill other evil creatures."
Dragoshi: *Tilts his head to the side.* "Interesting."
Dracula: "A pity I had only one. It is a weapon any of you can use." And with that, he walks off.
Dragoshi: "I've been meaning to practice my swordsmanship again..." *Walks over to take it...*
Kamui: *Waves off to Dracula* "Night night, Dark Lord."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi picks it up... gaining, for all his troubles, that sword. A warp back to HQ appears. Mission Accomplished.
Valentine Kilmer: *She backs away from is as she isn't good with swords in the first place.* "We shall meet again, Dracula." *She then waves at Samus* "Looks like you came in time."
Kamui: *turns and walks in to the portal.*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi twirls it around, and gets into stance, easing into stance... A stance he hasn't used in 5 years.* "It's been a while since i've last done this."
Samus: "Yes, this time I was able to help you."
Valentine Kilmer: "You questers make my job more difficult than it should be."
Samus: "All thanks to a metallic man hurling a container of kool-aid at me while I was looking over a diagram... grr..."
Valentine Kilmer: "Well. I thank you for your assistance none the less."
Samus: "I'll be sure to fight him when I get a chance... in the Julian's Mistake memorial arena... ...an annoyingly long name." *She shakes her head.* "You're welcome... I'll be a bit quicker next time. That Ganondorf slob never seems to get enough of being defeated."
Dragoshi: "Hopefully, I haven't rusted too badly." *He would then look at Samus, and bow in thanks to her. He would then chuckle* "Oh! A question. Metal mentioned something about that one place where the chip for the disc located at being related to one of your foes. Which one was it?"
Valentine Kilmer: "He'll get his in the end."
Samus: "I am unsure... perhaps if you get some more information and ask again, I'll remember. For now, I am needed by the Galactic Federation." She walks into the warp and vanishes.
Dragoshi: "Fair enough." *He would then also enter the warp.*
Valentine Kilmer: "I too need to rest. You two can pay me tomorrow." *She leaves as well.*
Dragoshi: "...'K." *He would then look at the Dark Sword.* "Now. I need to find a Dark Scabbard for this. Or a normal one. Either or."