Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 417: In a Pit with a BAG of Trouble

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Dates: November 27th and 28th, 2007.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are all at HQ. Snake has completed his weapon shop, it is now fully open for business. Dragoshi's stolen rifle still is locked up. Evil Trent. Dragoshi will need help to fix that. Metal Man is still studying that disc. He has a huge amount of notes on it, and apparently, that's only the beginning of those. Dr. Carrol is aiding him in deciphering it. They both look rather confused by what they've found. Mewtwo is at the arena, next to the arena signup thing, upon which some names are written. It being Quester only, of course.
Alex`Fender: *is standing outside the weapon's shop, hopping about, looking around inside.*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to go check out the Weapon shop as well. Whee.*
Aribar is in the improved library, looking over all of the shiny new additions... Chances are he hasn't eaten, slept, or even left the library since their last mission.
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak is working on some other machine. He is nearly finished, but is missing... something.
Kamui: *stands near the sign up booth, looking over to Mewtwo* "How long you been going at this?"
Feint: *Is by the sign up booth, going over the list of signups.*
Mewtwo: "?" He shakes his head. "This is a list. I simply watch people sign it occasionally." He points to it. "You're free to sign up, though, Kamui. You seem... interested."
Metal Man (GM): The previous day's list of people signed up was ripped off, apparently to be put as a record. It's blank for today.
Kamui: *shrugs his shoulders* "I guess I could, would probably be a good test of my ability." *He looks to the sign up sheet.* "Does it say when it's going on?"
Alex`Fender: "WHERE IS TEH AXES?!?!"
Dragoshi: *Facepalms.*
Mewtwo: "Not scheduled yet. It depends... on how many sign up."
Snake: *Looks up, seeing Alex* "So, you want one of the dusty, smelly guitars I found buried under that pop stand that was an HQ?"
Kamui: *Nods his head* "I guess that would make sense." *he looks over to the sign up sheet, and begins filling it out.*
Dragoshi: *Leans 'gainst the wall, waiting for Alex to finish his business.*
Alex`Fender: "YES, TIGHT PANTS MAN! MAKE WITH THE AXES 'FORE I BASHETH YOU!"
Feint: "How many do we have so far?"
Mewtwo: "About five or six."
Snake: "Bash me?" He chuckles. "Good joke." He sticks an old guitar up on the bench. "This will only set you back 50 coins, but it's relatively... basic... I don't even know how you'd make it a weapon."
Feint: *nods to Mewtwo and walks off, inspecting the arena.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a wide, round area, with a deep pit with padding underneath. 3/4 of it is surrounded by stands. The other fourth consists of a commentary booth.
Kamui: *finishes filling out the info, then looks over to Mewtwo* "You have any advice on this?"
Mewtwo: "It's a round robin tournament, so never give up, even if you lose your first couple battles."
Alex`Fender: "...it's an old, beat up Starcaster... ...this thing's a hunk of junk..."
Kamui: *nods his head* "Alright then." *he looks around, blinking a few times* "Does this place have a target range?"
Snake: "Well, all the good ones were stolen from the ruins. It's been so long. Plus the people who played them took off probably with their playing instruments."
Mewtwo: "The holo room exists, however it is of limited use for target shooting."
Alex`Fender: "...well, I should be able to fix it... needs new strings... and pickups..."
Feint: *finishes his circuit of the arena* "So, Mewtwo, any special rules we should know about, or is that being saved for tournament day?"
Alex`Fender: "...fine." *grumbles, but plops down 50 coins.*
Snake: "It's your choice, it's you or the dumpster." *Sees the coins* "Here you go, then." He gives the dirty instrument to Alex.
Alex`Fender: *snatches it out of his hand, looking it over.*
Mewtwo: "Well, no. The winners of the round-robin part fight one another in an elimination one afterwards."
Metal Man (GM): It looks like it survived a fire, then survived being buried.
Kamui: "So only one can remain standing..." *he looks up, sighing softly* "When is the next mission?"
Mewtwo: "Ha ha ha ha." He shakes his head. "Sometimes you have to ask people, and your mission is what they ask. It's only in a special occasion that they are announced instantly."
Kamui: *blinks, then nods his head as he starts walking off* "Ok then, I guess I'll go check with Metal."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man and Dr. Carrol are arguing about something, holding the disc and weird diagrams.
Metal Man: "The deformation of that plasma wave cannot possibly do that!"
Dr. Carrol: "If that is true, then why does the disc correctly predict the location of the disturbance?"
Alex`Fender: *meanders off to go fix up the guitar... or at least attempt to..*
Metal Man: "The Void did it, clearly."
Dr. Carrol: "Impossible, I already determined he moves backwards in time."
Metal Man: "...Really?"
Feint: *makes his way over to the weapon shop.*
Dr. Carrol: "Check it yourself. His molecules move in the wrong way."
Metal Man: "Hm. But why is this disturbance here?"
Kamui: *walks through the door, looking over towards Dr.Carrol and Metal Man. He crosses his arms over his chest, leaning lightly against the wall* "..."
Dr. Carrol: "Clearly, it has something to do with recent events, as the date on it and the disturbance match up perfectly. And that date shows it just starting yesterday."
Metal Man (GM): Alex finds it fairly easy to clean up the old guitar. It's just a little bent out of shape. But...
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi walks up to the counter of the weapon shop. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): He has nothing to really play on it, and it has no flavor. If you know what I mean.
Aribar continues pouring over all the new books.
Metal Man (GM): Maybe the flavor of cheap guitarness. Luckily, The Librarian's little offer means Alex could probably borrow a book of sheet music.
Kamui: *clears his throat* "Hey, Metal?"
Alex`Fender: *finds somewhere bright and flat where he can work on the guitar. Preferably the Big Room.*
Metal Man: "Hm... yes?"
Metal Man (GM): Alex walks to the Big room. It is burnt out and dark, and 50 feet away. The Bigger room, however, works nicely.
Kamui: "Is there any missions going on today?"
Metal Man chuckles.
Metal Man: "Perhaps you should rephrase. 'Is there anything I can do to help you?' For that... would be a mission."
Kamui: *blinks* "Well, yeah that would work too. Is there anything I can help you with?"
Metal Man: "Well..."
Dr. Carrol: "There is an unusual radio signal coming from Sector X."
Metal Man: "I was just about to say that!"
Dr. Carrol: "But how many people would understand 'X thingy'?"
Metal Man: "...Anyway."
Kamui: *raises an eyebrow* "I'll go check it out if ya want."
Metal Man: "Sector X is a zone out in the Lylat galaxy, inside Star Fox's cozy little universe. You'll need a ship. Unfortunately, we're short on those, too."
Dragoshi: *To Snake* "Hey. Do you do any modifications to weapons? 'Cause, I need the lock on this-" *Shows the stolen assault rifle* "disabled. Or better yet, have it lock out my enemies from using it instead."
Kamui: "Short, or you mean out?"
Feint: *goes through Snake's items, looking for something cheap.*
Metal Man (GM): The two cheapest items: Rusty Dagger - 20 coins. Video Cassette - 10 coins. Rake - 40 coins. Starcaster Guitar - 50 coins *On Sale.* And... Small Pistol - 80 coins.
Feint: *glares at his rather empty wallet* "I need to make some money..." *Goes off to find Metal.*
Metal Man: "Short? I mean out, yes. Out of ships. Our old ones are... not space worthy... And we made a mistake with our building design too! No way to get the ship inside the warp... without carving a hole in the wall."
Kamui: "I see, so why go and mention this if I am unable to do anything."
Metal Man: "Oh, but you are."
Dr. Carrol: *Nudges Metal.*
Metal Man: "Yes he is."
Kamui: *raises an eyebrow* "I'm listening."
Dr. Carrol: "You and I both know the only vehicles usable are under guard."
Metal Man: "The Questers do it all the time. Er. 'Obtain' vehicles."
Dr. Carrol: "Well, I'll wait until you... have finished telling them how to do that suicide mission you already told me." *Walks out.*
Metal Man: "It's not suicidal! ...Just dangerous."
Kamui: *crosses his arms* "You want me to do a "retrieval" mission then?
Feint: *walks in on Kamui and Metal* "What was she all flustered about?"
Metal Man: "She?" *Laughs.* "Dr. Carrol is a man... although more or less a robot. Now... the retrieval."
Kamui: *is still laughing at Feint.*
Metal Man: "There's prototype vehicles stationed over in Trent Easton's base, which we identified in a wrecked realm that appears to have once been a part of Nintendus."
Feint: *shrugs* "Meh, if she's a robot, then she can't care that I called her a she."
Metal Man: "Male personality programming... we'll see how far that goes. Now. Trent Easton's base is top-notch and filled with guards, like the ones you shot at for all eternity. But in the heart of it are car-like vehicles made of a tough blue alloy and with shiny lights in the corners. They possess a strong force field and twin lasers. And missiles."
Kamui: *sighs, whipping his eye as he stops laughing* "... And can go 360 degrees?"
Metal Man: "Dr. Carrol told me exactly that they were made off of existing consumer models of 'flying cars' which are common in his world. Sure. Therefore, we only need one to copy. Of course... The more one retrieves, the more you are paid. THEN... You drive it into the warp, SOMEHOW, and then get to Sector X and find out what's odd."
Kamui: *blinks, looking at Metal with an odd look. He then shrugs his shoulders* "Sounds like a plan to me."
Feint: "how many people would be a good number to send?"
Metal Man: "If you accept that plan, then... that can be your mission. Of course... I'd suggest three... four people. Trent's men are tough."
Feint: "Well... I'm in."
Kamui: *nods, then looks to Feint* "What you specialize in again?"
Feint: "Mainly just a combatant, but I can infiltrate if necessary."
Kamui: "I meant long range or melee?"
Feint: "Melee."
Dragoshi: *Pokes Snake, wondering if he's partially deaf or something.* "Hey. Could you possibly unlock this rifle-" *Once again shows Snake the stolen assault rifle* "And, possibly lock out others from it?"
Snake: "For a price. 70 coins to break that lock, for it has a problem. If I do it wrong, it'll alert every thug on... whoever made this rifle's... place to it being unlocked."
Kamui: *claps his hands together* "Perfect, that'll even it out some." *he takes out his dex, turning it on and checks to see who else is active.*
Snake: "30 more to reactivate it to work only for you."
Metal Man (GM): Only other person Kamui sees is Dragoshi.
Feint: *looking over his shoulder* "Think just 3 would be enough?"
Alex`Fender: *is busy with his cleaning, stringing, and adjusting the guitar...*
Metal Man: "Hmmm... if you went at it stealthily."
Kamui: "... Three people, heh. Feel like I'm back in Konoha already." *he places his dex away* "Pretty sure it should."
Metal Man: "You could kill some of them, but... don't go killing everybody, in that case."
Dragoshi: "...Good thing I have exactly enough coins for that, huh?" *Plops down 100 coins and the rifle. Whee. <_>*
Kamui: *Nods his head* "Too many dead bodies would draw too much unneeded attention."
Feint: "We could hide them."
Snake: "This'll take a mission to do, so come back when you're done." He gets out a complex set of tools and begins picking at the elaborate Datadyne-logoed lock.
Kamui: "Yeah, but a nook or cranny can only take so many bodies." *He looks towards Metal* "I'll go check on Dragoshi." *He turns and walks off.*
Feint: "So, do we actually know anything about this place? Number of guards, weapons, layout, etc?"
Dragoshi: *Nods, then leaves, and decides to head on over to the library to get that book on the dual-bladed scythe if he already hadn't done so...*
Metal Man: "Approximates... it's about three stories tall, but you only want about one of the floors. There's about five hundred men, although many of them are innocent civilians. Don't shoot them. Of course, they're unarmed too. If they pose any trouble, knock 'em out."
Kamui: *walks off down the hall, finding Dragoshi he calls out* "Hey, Dragoshi!"
Dragoshi: *Stops* "What?"
Kamui: *pulls to a stop* "You up for a mission?"
Dragoshi: "Maybe. Let me just get that book I was looking for in the library." *Would proceed to go to said library to get said book. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi goes to the library. SIMBER appears.
SIMBER: "How can I help you?"
Kamui: *turns around, walking back over to where Metal was* "Metal, change of plans. I think that mission may take longer then the alloted time we have today."
Feint: "One last thing Metal... when do I get one of these Dexes?"
Metal Man: "You don't have one?"
Metal Man looks to Kamui. Laughs again.
Metal Man: "Where do you have to be? You seem to always be at HQ."
Kamui: *looks over towards Metal, raising an eyebrow.*
Dragoshi: "Yea. I need to get a book on a weapon. Specifically, the one on the dual-bladed scythe."
Feint: "Nope, haven't been given anything since I got here."
Metal Man: "Okay then."
Metal Man takes out an extra dex and gives it to Feint.
Metal Man: "Now you have one."
SIMBER: "Dual-bladed... scythe... You do know that you need a scythe to use the information in this book right, right?"
Feint: "Thanks."
Kamui: "Next thing you know you're gonna tell me go outside and look for something to do."
Dragoshi: "Heh... I was gonna write down the info for future reference, so that way when I acquired a scythe, I could use said info." :/
Metal Man: "No, not really."
SIMBER: "Well, that's all in dandy, but it'll use your free book withdrawal. You fine with that?"
Kamui: *taps his foot* "What about the fortifications to the stadium?"
Metal Man: "They're pretty much complete. Plus with me around they're less likely to succeed at invading."
Feint: *playing with the dex.*
Dragoshi: "Hmm. You do have a point. Maybe later."
Kamui: "So I should go with that 'space craft retrieval" mission then?"'
Dragoshi: *Would then exit, and proceed to check up on Oak. Because yes.*
Metal Man: "Well, if you want. You can ask others about missions too, though."
Metal Man (GM): Oak is prying at, and slowly building, a machine. He seems annoyed.
Oak: "This was a lot easier..." *Smacks it* "In the *Smack* "Old days!"
Dragoshi: "What are you trying to build, if I may ask?"
Kamui: *nods his head* "Alright then." *He waves* Cya. *he turns and heads off for Oak's lab.*
Feint: *Follows Kamui.*
Oak: "Back a while ago, I was trying to make a move trading device for the new moves. But I'm lacking a component. Saffron City made it, but Team Rocket has it under its red fist."
Dragoshi: "What's the component?"
Kamui: *walks inside Oak's lab, pulling to a stop near the door and looks inside.*
Oak: "The moves are transferred as data, and there's a component which translates them into mental data again after the mind reading device has finished. That part is used in HMs and TMs. Silph co. developed it. But they're under the control of those Rockets... they won't accept any orders."
Dragoshi: "I see... How annoying."
Kamui: "So you need someone to step in and teach the rockets a lesson?" *he asks towards Oak.*
Oak: "Well, whatever results in the parts being delivered to me, if you want to help."
Feint: *looks up 'The Rockets' on his dex.*
Kamui: "So pretty much, a retrieval mission...?"
Oak: "Yes."
Dex: "Team Rocket. A group of organized criminals who extort people, steal their pokemon, and perform unethical experiments."
Kamui: *thinks for a moment, then nods his head* "I'm open so, I'll take on the mission."
Feint: *puts dex away" "Think you'll need a hand?"
Oak: "Very well... the warp room can be used for that mission then. Or any other one... well, technically it's always on."
Dragoshi: "How many people would you recommend we should have before taking on this mission?"
Kamui: *bows his head to Oak, then turns and walks off for the warp room.*
Oak: "At least three, they're a hefty bunch."
Dragoshi: "Well, good thing we prolly' have that many." *Would leave, then follow Kamui.*
Feint: *Walks out with Dragoshi.*
Kamui: *makes it to the warp room, looking around he takes out his silenced pistol and loads up a round in it* "..."
(Apparently, they never did make it to Kanto. Instead... they wound up taking the car mission.)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are still at HQ. A handful volunteered to do some mission involving stealing Trent's cars. The rest would be around the Stadium... and notice those people heading towards the warp room. Naturally, the other Questers don't know what's going on... yet.
Digifanatic: "Huh, that's odd..."
Chancé: "*In the Kitchen* "Hmm?"
Digifanatic: "Bunch of them are leaving together and I heard nothing about it."
Deloth glances up from another one of his books. "Oh, hey, mission."
Deloth: "Or something."
Digifanatic: "I guess..." *heads to the warp room.*
Deloth heads for the warp room to check it out.
Chancé: "I never started anything so..." *pulls off the chef apron and goes to see what this is about*
Kamui: *has been ready at the warp room since last night.*
Feint: *In the warp room, waiting.*
Dragoshi: *Also in the warp room.*
Deloth: "What's up?"
Metal Man (GM): In the warp room:
Kamui: *sighs, waiting for the warp to start.*
Metal Man (GM): Several people are waiting... but the newcomers will have to ask these Questers there what's going on first. The warp is slowly warming up.
Digifanatic: "Taking a surprisingly long time..."
Valentine Kilmer: *She makes her way into the warp room.* "What's going on this time?"
Kamui: "I picked up a mission to go check out some weird radio signal from space. Apparently, I need to get a flying vehicle first."
Feint: "We're going to steal some hover cars from Trent because we are out of space traveling vehicles."
Chancé: "Hello Val."
Oak: "Just a few more moments, the warp will be up!"
Digifanatic: "Heh. Alright..."
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER appears at the warp.
SIMBER: "Are you all properly in the know about this mission?"
Kamui: *creaks his neck* "Apparently, I have a number of people tagging along."
Deloth: "No. What's going on?"
Chancé: "No clue SIMBER."
SIMBER: "The Questers are going to steal some new flying vehicles from one of Trent Easton's bases, then fly some of those to a disturbance in Lylat's Sector X."
Metal Man (GM): The warp appears.
Chancé: "Anything else?"
SIMBER: "You are to either use stealth to get it, or some form of intelligent strike. If you accept it, of course."
Deloth nods and warps in. Here we go again...
SIMBER: "Nothing else. Fairly simple."
Chancé: "Ok then. *Enters the warp*"
Feint: *Steps through the portal.*
Kamui: *walks in to the warp.*
Dragoshi: *Follows along.*
Digifanatic: *warps.*
Metal Man (GM): WARP. The Questers appear at a base amongst a rather bare planet. The sky is perpetually night time here, and few plants grow here. There's some caves to the South, the base to the north, and trees East and West. The base has a gate with two guards overlooking it carefully. But it's so dark, and they have no night vision. The inside of the base, by comparison, is lit up to the nines.
Kamui: *takes out his silenced pistol* "You all do as you wish, I'm taking the trees to the West." *He pulls back the slide of his gun, cocking it and goes off to the trees.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui wanders into the boring trees.
Deloth starts heading south. Might as well check out everything else before the caves.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing else much here, lots of trees. Deloth heads to the caves. A sign with a skull mark sits by the entrance of the main cave.
Digifanatic decides to follow Deloth this time... basically for a similar motive.
Dragoshi: *Follows Del as well.*
Kamui: *uses the tree's to go around and try to go in from the side.*
Feint: *heads to the caves as well.*
Deloth: *He looks for anything else he may have missed on the sign.*
Metal Man (GM): There's no doors on the other sides. And the walls are 18 feet tall and have barbed wire on the top. Nothing else on the sign, except for an image of somebody falling down a pit.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..."
Feint: Anybody have a flashlight?
Digifanatic looks back to the gate again... he tries to figure out how tough those distant guards are.
Kamui: *looks at the walls, seeing that climbing would be rather hazardous. He begins circling the area to scout it out and see if there was anything of interest.*
Dragoshi: "I believe we shouldn't check out those caves..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I was thinking about going back, myself."
Feint: *picks up a rock and throws it into the cave.* "Probably a good idea."
Deloth: *coolly* "Okay, then, have fun."
Metal Man (GM): Feint would hear it fall... a long way.
Deloth looks for a good, big stick to use as a torch. He looks for big, dead trees.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Kamui sees the walls are flat. The base itself has not much of interest...
Dragoshi: "Yep. If that ain't a sign on not going there, then I have no idea what is."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees there are no dead trees, only withered looking skinny trees.
Deloth: *He looks to see what the sign is made of.*
Metal Man (GM): Wood. Kamui looks around and finds nothing.
Deloth pulls it out of the ground, lights a corner of it with Fira, and looks into the cave with the new illumination.
Kamui: *finding nothing of use, he sneaks back over to where the group went, heading for the cave.*
Metal Man (GM): The cave shows a biiiiig pitfall, that's pretty much it inside there. Something glitters, hundreds of feet below. Alex wanders in and is in the woods with the others.
Feint: *walks to the edge and looks down, looking for any possible handholds, maybe even a ladder.*
Alex Fender: *with a sudden thump of weight, Alex would be perched atop Kamui's head, a new, slightly dusty bag on his back the shape of a guitar.*
Deloth: "Hmm..."
Alex Fender: "Yo."
Digifanatic: "Hello."
Kamui: *looks up towards Alex, raising an eyebrow* "Enjoy the view that much?"
Alex Fender: "It's just so COMFY up here."
Metal Man (GM): Feint finds the cave has no handholds or a ladder. It's just a drop all the way down. Probably.
Alex Fender: *leaps off as such, looking down into the huge hole* "Nothing says 'What's in me?!' like a massive hole in the ground! Bet it's cake."
Kamui: *looks down the hole in the ground* "I can check it out, lemme try something real quick..."
Deloth tries going down slowly, using his wings to slow himself down to a safe speed...
Kamui: *begins walking down the side of the wall, using his tree climbing technique to stick to the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): The pit is extremely deep. It turns into a deep cavern below completely of rock. Kamui tries to climb the wall... like it's a tree... but it's a wall, not a tree, and it doesn't have a tree-like texture. No dice.
Digifanatic once again, from their original starting point, looks at the gates and the two guards to potentially see how tough they look.
Metal Man (GM): They look to be the same caliber of the ones the Questers encountered at Area 51.
Deloth: *looking up at the opening of the pit* "Why do I always jump, THEN think?"
Metal Man (GM): They squint, staring into the darkness where you are constantly. Deloth lands... he's now in an enormous pit.
Digifanatic: *back to the others, quietly* "If I can get a text scan on those, do you think it's a good idea?"
Metal Man (GM): The reason for this is a clearly advanced space ship from another era buried down here.
Deloth: "...Holy crap."
Alex Fender: "IS THERE CAKE?!"
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, it's rather dark, and there's no other cave-ways out of here either...
Deloth walks over to the ship in awe...
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is at the bottom of the wall... er... the pit.
Digifanatic: "Probably not..."
Alex Fender: "Well, if he isn't answering, he's OBVIOUSLY eating it already."
Metal Man (GM): The space ship is blue and white. And rounded.
Alex Fender: "And I'm missing out!"
Feint: *Calls down* "Everyone alive down there?"
Metal Man (GM): One door is exposed to sight... but it's locked.
Kamui: "I'm alright."
Deloth kneels down and looks at the lock. What kind is it?
Metal Man (GM): The lock on the ship is invisible. The door's held from opening by something inside it. It's extremely advanced, and extremely dim in here.
Alex Fender: "Damn it! I'mma going down!"
Dragoshi: "...Ehh. Might as well." *And, Dragoshi himself decides to fly down the pit as well, so yea.*
Alex Fender: *grabs Dragoshi as he makes to fly.*
Metal Man (GM): Going down is easy. There's loose dirt aplenty, no real need to land carefully.
Alex Fender: "YA, HORSIE!...I mean... YA, weird... dragon thingy!"
Digifanatic heads over and hopefully tries to head down as easily and steadily as possible.
Metal Man (GM): But the group may never get out again, it's so far down.
Feint: "jumps down after them, preparing for impact.*"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone lands down there, neatly avoiding entering any base.
Kamui: "Damn it, I bet we probably don't get transmission down here." *He takes out his dex to check.*
Dex: "Out of range. No signal. ..."
Deloth: "Locked... hrm."
Dex: "WQWRO!#BT^!()YBEGQOGQABAGOP!#TBQE. Unknown signal from space ship."
Alex Fender: "THE DEX! IT'S SPEAKING IN TONGUES! And not the good kind!"
Feint: *looks over the shiny new find.*
Deloth: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The door to the ship opens up. Some of its lights turn on and flicker.
Alex Fender: "Like Ozzy!"
Deloth enters... what the heck is going on here?
Alex Fender: "Ooo, shiny ship... maybe the cake is in there..."
Feint: "Trippy." *Looks in through the doors.* "Nope, no cake."
Kamui: *raises an eyebrow* "Well, this is great, what now?"
Dragoshi: "Okay..." *Follows Del.*
Digifanatic: *heads in.*
Alex Fender: "Awww..."
Feint: *Walks around the ship, looking for any outboard weapons systems.*
Alex Fender: *looks all downtrodden as he meanders his way inside...*
Kamui: *finally notices the ship all late because of his slow player, then makes his way towards it with his silenced pistol in hand* "..."
Feint: *Is still examining the exterior for any weapons like lazors or missiles or whatnot.*
Metal Man (GM): The interior of the ship is limited.
Dragoshi: *How is it limited?*
Metal Man (GM): It's narrow and half-buried.
Alex Fender: "...weapons out, aye?"
Metal Man (GM): The hallways pitch downwards quite a bit, leading to another door which opens ahead. It leads to a wider-open room, deep under the ground now.
Deloth: "We need to get this dirt out of here... First things first, though." *heads for said door.*
Alex Fender: *shrugs and meanders on after the others.*
Feint: *Gives up his search and follows the rest down into the ship.*
Kamui: *walks inside the ship, looking around. He looks for anything that might look like a control panel.*
Digifanatic: *keeps going.*
Dragoshi: *Follows behind the others, letting them be trapshields. :p*
Metal Man (GM): The group enters the room, and find an interesting array awaiting them.
Deloth: "Man, if we can get this thing running again..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a table, with a note very specifically with their name on it. You can only see the top, though, written in red ink and a flourished hand; 'Questers'
Deloth runs over and carefully pulls out the note, reading it.
Alex Fender: "...creepy, maaaaaaaaaaaan."
Feint: "Weird."
Digifanatic: "Huh..." *takes a look.*
Metal Man (GM): It unfolds, showing the body of the letter.
Kamui: *walks after the group.*
Alex Fender: *leaps up and perches on top of Deloth, looking down at the note.*
Metal Man (GM): 'To when you see this ship--I require you to activate it, it is simply a small errand. You will be rewarded if you do it. Naturally, if you are here, you must have dug down. All you must do is go down one sector and then turn the ship on... one of the older Questers shall have to do it.' It ends there. The door further down opens.
Deloth: "Alex, get off of me."
Alex Fender: "Trippy. ...awwww..."
Deloth continues downwards. Whee.
Kamui: *Looks over to Digi* "So what is it?"
Feint: "The oldest as in age, or time with the questers?"
Alex Fender: *leaps backward and lands easily* "I wants to see this. Maybe if we turn it on, we'll get cake."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi follows tooooo... For, I think he might be considered an older Quester. I think.*
Metal Man (GM): Continuing downwards, the Questers see the bridge. Crushed, dented, damaged. But one thing in specific steps out.
Feint: *following* *To Alex* "It would be alien cake though."
Metal Man (GM): A control panel requiring a hand to be put over an indent.
Alex Fender: "Oooo. Alien cake. With alien frosting. Mmmm."
Digifanatic: "Basically, it says to activate the ship... and it wants one of the older Questers to do the job..."
Deloth: "Wonder what it means by older..."
Digifanatic: "And when they say older, I think they mean more experienced. Probably like Dragoshi, Deloth, or myself."
Alex Fender: "Metal's pretty old. Ask him to do it."
Kamui: *Simply follows after the group, letting them lead on as apparently he was not much use at the moment.*
Deloth: "Well... mind if I try?"
Digifanatic: "But he's not here. Go for it."
Deloth puts his hand down onto the indent.
Metal Man (GM): *Click* *Whirr* The ship begins to power on. ...And the group sees right behind them, Trent Easton and his men.
Digifanatic: "Well, guess it's recognized you for long enough... oh man."
Dragoshi: "...Not you guys again."
Trent Easton: "Well well, if it isn't a couple of very, very helpful people."
Alex Fender: "WHOA! SNEAKY UPY TO THE MAX!"
Trent Easton: "Oh no, please continue operating the controls. The door didn't even used to open. I even threw C-4 at it."
Deloth pulls his hand off of the control panel, whirling around to face Trent.
Trent Easton: "Now now, you don't need to look at me." *He points at the controls* "Activate the shields on this. Perhaps it can get you out of this pit."
Feint: *Counts how many men Trent has with him.*
Metal Man (GM): Three.
Deloth: "After you leave, sure."
Feint: "We could... make you leave."
Dragoshi: "What he said."
Alex Fender: "Yeah. Right. Like we're going to give some dumbass, colon creeper of an army guy access to some totally bodacious alien ship."
Dragoshi: *In response to Del.*
Alex Fender: "Yeah, you heard right. I said bodacious."
Kamui: *stands there calmly, his back towards Trent at the moment as he didn't even seem to care if the person was there or not* "... Hm, just another annoyance."
Trent Easton: "Why leave? You might leave instead. Turn on the force fields, I'm sure this silly ship will defend you too."
Dragoshi: "Why are you so intent on us turning on this thing..."
Digifanatic: *to Dragoshi* "I think he wants us to fight them right here on the ship."
Dragoshi: "Because, really now. I don't trust an enemy that's wanting us to do something."
Trent Easton: "For you see, you have done me a great service by activating this ship. Perhaps if you cooperate, I can postpone fighting you to a more... how shall I call it... appropriate occasion."
Deloth: "Why postpone? We'll kick your butt anyways."
Dragoshi: "Because."
Trent Easton: "My force field is impenetrable, and you don't have a book-flinger here."
Dragoshi: "For all we know, it might be too soon for this to happen. ...And, that too."
Trent Easton: "You could leave, but... didn't you read the sign? Getting out of the pit with my help is next to... impossible."
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, they said we couldn't defeat Ganondorf immediately...)
Dragoshi: "...Don't you mean without?"
Digifanatic: *to other Questers* "Alright, if you remember back at the library, it was mentioned that we couldn't defeat Ganondorf then because it wasn't the proper time or something like that, and that we have to take out all of his allies first. Maybe Trent's got to go down in a certain spot in the order, just like 'Dorf."
Alex Fender: "Pfft... well, I'mma want to see what the hell this thing does. It it helps us out, we can kick his ass with help. If not, we can kick his ass WITHOUT help. Either way, it just increases the amount of time we take to kick his ass. Notice how I mention the kick your ass part a lot? Yeah, that's because we're gonna.'"
Dragoshi: "Not now, Alex. The fight may be... unnecessary at the moment."
Alex Fender: "Awww, c'mon! Just a little??"
Trent Easton: "You could fight me here, but... you might damage the ship."
Dragoshi: "Especially since we lack anything capable of piercing barriers... And, that too."
Trent Easton: "Would you like to destroy something useful to... both of us?"
Dragoshi: .oO(As much as I dislike him, he did bring up a good point.)
Deloth: *to others* "Well, looks like we're somewhat boxed into a corner... want me to fire this puppy up?"
Dragoshi: "Hmm. You do have a point. I mean, we're both in this pit."
Kamui: *simply sighs, standing there as he crosses his arms over his chest shaking his head* "I hate it when I feel dumb, then other people just stop thinking."
Trent Easton: "And if you think my men would let you out of the pit, you'd be crazy." *He gestures to the controls* "You should initiate those shields."
Dragoshi: "That's also another good point you bring up."
Trent Easton: "...So... are you going to stand around and do nothing?"
Deloth: "Since the circumstances seem to have changed..."
Kamui: *leans up against a wall, crossing his arms over his chest* "..."
Deloth turns back around and puts his hand back on the indent.
Dragoshi: *Just watches... And waits for either side to do something stupid.*
Alex Fender: *grits his teeth and growls slightly, waiting and watching as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth puts it on there. It is waiting for input. It can read your miiind!
Deloth: *mentally* "Activate shields..."
Metal Man (GM): The shields turn on... ...but that is where Trent Easton miscalculated. They don't work through dirt, all it does is activate something else.
Deloth: *mentally as well* "Can you detect the invaders in this room besides us?"
Trent Easton: "Hmph. Clearly, you told it to stop me."
Metal Man (GM): He aims his gun at you, but it is suddenly warped out of his hand.
Trent Easton: "Wha???"
Dragoshi: "Hmph. Clearly this thing's-... Hahahaaa... How does it feel to lose again?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship rumbles.
Deloth: "Gee, that worked a lot faster than I thought."
Dragoshi: "Stupid child."
Ship: "INTRUDERS DETECTED. ALL INTRUDERS MUST BE DESTROYED."
Alex Fender: "Aww, crap! That ain't good!"
Dragoshi: *Cocks his head, and glances at Trent* "...That on the other hand is prolly' not gonna be good for either of us."
Metal Man (GM): Easton and his men are unceremoniously tossed off the ship.
Kamui: *laughs out loud, not looking all that scared* "Yeah, we're screwed!"
Metal Man (GM): The door then locks as a hologram of a man appears and points at the Questers.
???: "IDENTIFY YOURSELVES."
Dragoshi: "..." *Laughs as he sees Trent thrown off the ship... Then looks at the man.*
Deloth: "We are the Questers, sir. Deloth, also known as Daniel Ti'Fiona, at your service."
Kamui: *looks over to the strange hologram* "I am Kamui."
Dragoshi: "Dragoshi Leucrocuta Helldusk. Originally a member of the Melee Questers, now part of the Brawl Questers."
Feint: *snickers and watches the hologram* "Call me Feint."
???: "..." The being grins an enormous, evil smile. "THE OWNER TOLD ME TO CAPTURE YOU. YOU ARE NEEDED TO REVIVE AN ANCIENT EMPIRE."
Alex Fender: "Uh... yeah! I'mma Alexander Fender! GSPB off--whoa!"
Deloth: "...Okay."
Dragoshi: "Sorry, but I'm not interested in cliches today."
Kamui: "Yay, an insane, glitchy little hologram, how fun."
???: "HAND ME ONE OF YOUR SMASH DEXES... OR THE CONTROLLER MAN GETS IT."
Deloth takes his Dex out with his free hand. "Here you go."
Feint: "Can a hologram hold anything?"
???: "I REQUIRE THE INFORMATION INSIDE." He takes it, and scans it.
Kamui: "Apparently that one can."
Dragoshi: "Yea, screw this." *Tries to throw an EMP at the hologram.*
???: "HMMM... HMMM..."
Alex Fender: "Whoa wh--"
Metal Man (GM): You take out the hologram... ...and the software guiding the ship... and the reactors...
Digifanatic: "Uh, Dragoshi..."
Deloth: "...DAMMIT, DRAGO!"
Feint: "Well, that was smooth."
Alex Fender: "...awww, crap. That ain't cool, man."
Metal Man (GM): It rumbles more, the lights dimming to emergency, and that dex he was holding is doubly fried.
Dragoshi: "Sorry, but I didn't want to deal with cliches today."
Metal Man (GM): Doors begin closing.
Kamui: *runs and tries to jump out the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui leaps out of the bridge. He is trapped in the hallway.
Deloth steps towards Dragoshi, getting ready to THROTTLE HIS SCRAWNY LITTLE NECK.
Metal Man (GM): The rest are trapped inside the bridge.
Feint: *Sprints back up the ship, heading for the door.*
Digifanatic: *also attempts to find some way out--Like through the windows*
Kamui: "... Damn it."
Computer: "T-MINUS FIFTEEN MINUTES UNTIL REACTOR MELTDOWN."
Dragoshi: *Glances at Del* "Don't even think about it."
Metal Man (GM): The windows are space-worthy, therefore Digi lacks capability to break them.
Alex Fender: "...well, that's just perfect."
Metal Man (GM): All the Questers have is a very violently blinking control panel.
Kamui: "DRAGOSHI! If THING DOESN'T KILL US I'M GOING TO SHOOT YOU!"
Deloth: "Oh, I'm thinking about it all right."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... how long can those EMPs last for?"
Metal Man (GM): The control panel must be beeping for a reason. Perhaps one should look at it.
Dragoshi: *Does so.*
Digifanatic: *checks out as well.*
Feint: "Anything electronic will stay fried."
Deloth delays his oncoming murder to check out the panel...
Dex: "The EMP most likely took out the software. Thus the reactors you just reactivated are out of control. Unlike new equipment, this was vulnerable to EMP. Therefore it is broken unless you fix it."
Alex Fender: "...quick! There might be backup software!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees a glowing red handle.
Dragoshi: "And, how are we to re-stabilize them without, yanno, bringing back annoying hologram man?"
Dex: "I am not a fortune cookie."
Digifanatic: *Control panel may invoke comp program or whatnot.*
Feint: "Could we break the holo panel and then repair the ship?"
Alex Fender: "ANNOYING HOLOGRAM MAN WAS NOT HURTING US!!"
Deloth: *pulls it. Since we're already streaming towards death on the DAMMIT DRAGO express...*
Kamui: *looks around to see if he can do anything.*
Feint: *looks for a door that is labeled engine room or something like that.*
Digifanatic: *Searches for anything else of importance on the panel.* *Does nothing!*
Alex Fender: *also searches about.*
Dragoshi: *Assists Alex, for what it's worth. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): The door to the engine room is most likely buried. Meanwhile, the red handle beckons. Nothing he can do... without perhaps trying to unlock doors. There is the door out of the ship Kamui could play with. Pulling it, reveals a small panel, labeled 'EMERGENCY RESTORE' Which, Alex and Dragoshi would both figure out how to use. Unfortunately. It will simply restore the AI.
Kamui: *looks at the exit, then walks over and tries to see if he can do anything to open the door.*
Metal Man (GM): It'd need to be hacked for anything else.
Alex Fender: "Pressitpressitpressitpressitpressitpressit!"
Metal Man (GM): The door switch looks suspicious to Kamui.
Dragoshi: *Hacks it so that it doesn't restore the AI, and instead just restabilizes this thing.*
Digifanatic: "Folks, we can deal with the hologram dude for now... once he buzzes out, hopefully, we wouldn't have to put up with the... oh man."
Kamui: *looks at the door switch, raising an eyebrow* "Great, suspicious switch, why am I the one stuck with it?" *He brings a hand around, then closes his eyes and pulls at the switch.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi manages to hack it, but... This gives him a choice: Everything + AI, or only the Reactor and everything else is busted. Kamui opens the switch, revealing two crystals. Dragoshi gets one chance at this. As the backup will then auto-backup the resulting configuration. It's ticking down to 8 minutes and the ship's heating up already. The button was placed between the two crystals, Kamui.
Alex Fender: "...WHY ARE YOU STARING AT YOUR COMPUTER, DRAG?!?!"
Dragoshi: "Okay, screw this." *Just decides to bring back everything, including annoying AI man.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZAP* The AI man appears, clutching thin air. The reactors turn to normal.
Kamui: *brings a hand around and reaches for the button.*
Deloth: "You owe me for that Dex, by the way."
Metal Man (GM): Kamui has the button. But, seemingly, it didn't work when he tried to get out first.
???: "THAT WAS RATHER POINTLESS. PLEASE HAND ME ANOTHER SMASH DEX."
Dragoshi: "Uh. No. I don't. You can just get another one. Either that or wait for the current one to be un-fried by the EMP."
Kamui: *blinks, then looks to the crystals as he switches their places then presses the button again.*
Metal Man (GM): *Click* The door opens.
Alex Fender: "Okay, okay, this time, I'mma give you the Smash Dex."
Metal Man (GM): The AI has no clue what Kamui is doing. He assumed everyone stayed in the room.
Deloth: "Fine, Drago. You owe me hazard pay."
???: "IF YOU WANT TO SET THE REACTORS TO EXPLODE AGAIN, JUST ASK ME INSTEAD OF RUDELY THROWING STRANGE CYLINDERS."'
Alex Fender: "And so help me cheese, if anyone does anything else stupid, heads are gonna start flying like oranges in a fifty car pileup."
Deloth: "After all, who's the one that nearly turned us into clouds of radioactive ash, hmm?"
Dragoshi: "Shut up, Del. I'm not giving you anything. Now shut up."
Deloth: "No."
Alex Fender: *walks over and presents his Smash Dex to the holographic man.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui's out... Trent's laying passed out. Trent, noticeably, has a communicator.
Alex Fender: "Don't mind them, they're just freaky deeky. Now, what's your deal, holographic man?"
Dragoshi: "'Sides. You can take this out on me back at the Stadium, for all I care." :/
???: "THANK YOU, SIR." *He holds it and looks at it carefully.* "YOU KNOW, YOU COULD HAVE SHOT THE CONTROLS. THEN WE COULD ALL BE DEAD."
Deloth: "How about if I take it out on you now?" *forms a Fira.*
Metal Man (GM): He then gives it back.
Dragoshi: "And accidentally miss and fry the controls?"
Kamui: *walks over to Trent, picking up the communicator. He then tries to make communication* "Hello, checking."
???: "I HAVE UPDATED YOUR DEX WITH MY OWN DATA. YOU SEEM RATHER HOSTILE FOR RECEIVING FREE DATA."
Deloth: "Not if I hit you with it point-blank range."
Alex Fender: "Ooo! Data! I likes me some data... whoa whoa whoa, hold up a second."
Dragoshi: "Sorry, but I didn't like the whole 'Revive our empire' thing, as that sounded like a bad cliche..."
Radio man: *To Kamui* "Uh, is this Trent? Huh?"
Alex Fender: "Can I axe you a question, holographic man?"
Dragoshi: "My apologies."
???: "YOU COULD TRY ASKING ME ONE, TOO. EITHER IS FINE." He looks at the ship. "NOW, TO REVIVE THIS EMPIRE, WE MUST REVIVE THIS SHIP. YOU SHALL BE MY PERSONAL REPAIRMEN."
Kamui: *tries to impersonate Trent* "All is clear, I'm just checking my com."
Alex Fender: "Why did ya need us for this little venture?"
Dragoshi: "Wait. Will this revivification of this empire be beneficial to us along to you? And will it help us defeat our enemies?"
Deloth sighs and drops his hands, finally uncharging the Fira. "This whole thing is insane..."
Man: *To Kamui* "Oh, okay Trent. Do you need anything? I heard a lot of racket in secret Tunnel 4, and you know how much the Questers would want that ship we've been investigating... strange that they never went for the obvious trap... they usually do that... we had those ships laying out for them!"
Deloth: *puts his hand back onto the indent and just listens to the AI dude...*
Kamui: "It's clear down here, Trent out."
???: "THE EMPIRE BENEFITS ALL. AND BECAUSE I'M A HOLOGRAM. I CAN'T MOVE OUTSIDE THE SHIP."
Alex Fender: "Yeah, but... why'd ya need Questers?"
Feint: "Which empire, and stop yelling."
Man: *To Kamui* "Uh... sure. Guard out." *Kshhhhh.*
Kamui: *tries to mess with the frequency to see if he can get a link back to HQ.*
???: "I AM AFRAID MY CIRCUITS ARE OBSOLETE, AND YOU DAMAGED MY ABILITY TO BE QUIET, SO YOU MUST ENDURE THIS."
Deloth: "Do you need me to activate anything else?" *stifles another urge to immolate Dragoshi...*
Feint: *looks to Drag* "Good job."
Dragoshi: "I'll repair it on the way back as a way of apologizing. I'm good with repairing computers. As well as hacking into them."
Metal Man (GM): Kamui dials a very strange frequency. Indeed. The answer he gets... is likely to be strange.
Kamui: "Testing this frequency, who am I speaking to?"
???: "YES, YES. PLEASE ACTIVATE... OH... STORAGE SYSTEM Z."
Dragoshi: "Storage System Z? Okay. Just direct me to it, and I'll get to it."
Deloth: *mentally* "Fire up storage system Z, please."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers in the ship hear... explosions.
???: "MUCH BETTER."
Dragoshi: "...What the heck was that?"
Metal Man (GM): The hologram turns into a more obvious person. Indeed, he looks real.
Alex Fender: "...'splosions that I didn't cause is usually a bad thing."
BAG: "Playing with toys you shouldn't be touching in the first place? Muahahaha!" *This would be the voice Kamui hears over the radio.* "So whom do I owe the pleasure?"
???: "You just activated my memory banks. And my weapons of mass destruction."
Feint: "And he stopped yelling."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Alex Fender: "...uhhh... kickass?"
Dragoshi: "Well, at least you stopped yelling."
???: "They were turned off to prevent me from turning against you. But you played into my hand, so..." He shrugs. "We shall now be very... very good friends."
Kamui: *messes with the frequency again to see what he gets.*
Metal Man (GM): Doesn't work. Kamui is still talking to BAG.
Alex Fender: "...well, this just sucks total monkey ass."
Kamui: "Son of a gun..."
Deloth: "...All I want is one good dawn-to-dusk day..." *takes his hand off of the indent again...*
???: "Yes. Yes it does." *He morphs into the appearance of Trevor* "But I am smarter than this buffoon." *He morphs into Charles.* "I read you hate this appearance. So I shall use it. Ha ha ha ha ha."
BAG: "Oh come now. No need for such harsh words for an old friend."
Dragoshi: "Nah. I hate the soupdish more." :/
Selrac: "My name shall be Selrac, because you'd have more power if you knew my name. Now. To continue resurrecting the empire..."
Deloth: "Alright, talk. What's your real name?"
Kamui: *looks around, trying to figure out what he can do now.*
Alex Fender: "...WHAT empire?"
Kamui: *looks to the com link, calling bag* "BAG, you there?"
Dragoshi: "Yes. what empire? Vagueness does not work well."
Feint: "First, we have to get out of this hole. Can we even do that from here?"
Selrac: "I cannot tell you, you might dislike it. So I'll call it... the... uhh..." He picks up a pin from the floor. "The Trent Bostonian Empire."
BAG: "Oh yes indeed. You contacted me in the first place. Who might I be speaking with?"
Deloth: "..." *eye twitch.*
Selrac: "You can get out of this hole... when I let you! Ha ha ha ha haaa!"
Dragoshi: "...That's stupid. Choose a different name." >_>;;
Deloth: "So you're telling us that this was all part of your lunatic plan, huh?"
Selrac: "Now... The Trent Bostonian Empire requires you do one more thing. Let's see... what was it..."
Feint: "Something suicidal?"
Selrac: "Oh, yes. You're Questers. Master left you a note. You read it right?"
Deloth: "Yes. Who's this master?"
Selrac: "The master dislikes being called Master. I must find him a name, too."
Metal Man (GM): He generates a globe and looks at the logo.
Feint: "Edmund Fitzgerald?"
Dragoshi: "Let me do the naming this ti-"
Selrac: "I shall call him Rand McNally."
Deloth: *Dare I ask what the logo is?*
Metal Man (GM): Rand McNally.
Alex`Fender: "...whaaaaat?"
Deloth: "..."
Feint: "So, why doesn't he like to be called master?"
Selrac: "Rand McNally was powerful man who had many of these ships. He, king of the Trent Bostonian Empire, entrusted me, Selrac the reverse Lunarian, to revive the empire by making you, the Questers... ... ..."
Kamui: "My name is Kamui, me and my team are at this ship right now in the ground, the rest of my team is stuck, and I'm outside right now with a knocked out Trent. Could you assist me in some manner?"
Selrac: "... ... ...I forgot."
Dragoshi: "...ARGH."
Deloth: "Rulers?"
Alex`Fender: "Cake?! Making us cake?!"
Selrac: "Making you cake? No... it was... more... world-savingy."
Feint: "Powerful?"
BAG: "Kamui? Where do I rememb- Oh! The questers! Yes yes! I'll be there in a jiff with his leg removed! Muahahaha!"
Selrac: "Powerful? Maybe... wait a minute... yeah. He wanted you to reactivate his legacy, but his legacy is spread everywhere. And there being many Selracs and... oh yeah... I need to name this ship. I shall name this ship... ..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks around.
Kamui: "Uh, ok."
Dragoshi: "No, no. Let me name the ship."
Selrac: "I name this ship The Let Me."
Alex`Fender: "The Boom Boom Junction!"
Dragoshi: "..."
Alex`Fender: "Damn it!"
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Selrac: "Which is a No No class ship."
Deloth: "...Uh, may I suggest an alternative?"
Dragoshi: "Go for it."
Selrac: "May I suggest an Alternative is the name of the shuttles inside it."
Dragoshi: ...
Deloth: "I was going say Highwind..."
Alex`Fender: "TOO LITERAL! IT HURTSES US!"
Kamui: *looks down at Trent, then takes out his gun and aims it down at the person with safety off, keeping an eye on him* "Somehow, I feel you are somehow responsible for this."
Alex`Fender: *groans and holds his head.*
Selrac: "So, now. Rand McNally demands you activate all the No Nos, and to do this you use the help of Selrac riding the Let Me around the universe."
Dragoshi: .oO(That's it. When I get the chance, I am going to rename everything on this stupid ship.
Feint: "Ok, how many No Nos are thee?"
BAG: *And not a moment too soon the Armored man lands with a loud clank right in front of Kamui with his POD shortly behind him. Speedy service.* "What time is it!? It's time to buy Klein's Toys! Ahahhaaha!"
Selrac: "There are over a hundred No Nos. Everywhere."
Alex`Fender: "Everywhere?"
Dragoshi: "Including nowhere?"
Feint: "Can we detect where they are using this ship?"
Selrac: "Oh, right, there's a name for the land they are in. The Wherethy."
Alex`Fender: "DAAAAH!!"
Selrac: "The Wherethy is where they are." *He turns on a map.* "I have uploaded it into your Smash Dragoshi don't throw an EMP cannister at him dexes."
Kamui: *looks over to the armorer man* "Good timing." *He points down to the hatch he climbed out of* "Down there, behind a locked door."
Deloth: "By the way, where's mine?"
Alex`Fender: "This is not cool!"
BAG: "Oh? And what's behind it?"
Selrac: "Your dex is in Trevor land. Land of the broken things."
Alex`Fender: "He's not naming anything after what I say! AND there's no cake!!"
Feint: "Well, lets get started, get us out of this hole."
Selrac: "Oh, right. I must name the hole. This is Do Not Name Things After What Alex Fender Says Hole."
Feint: "Is that hyphenated?"
Deloth: "...Can I PLEASE change those names?"
Selrac: "I read it off his smash Dragoshi don't throw an EMP canister at him dex too."
Alex`Fender: "...I'MMA SMACK YOU IN THE GALLBLADDER!"
Dragoshi: .oO(I was gonna name it the Hole in the Wall, but this is funny)
Selrac: "I'mm smack you in the galbladder shall be the name of the new land you shall find."
Dragoshi: .oO(And, the Hole in the Wall would've had a deli, too.)
BAG: "I don't go and touch things because people point at them. You get a monkey for that."
Alex`Fender: *starts toward Selrac, his arm rotating as he makes to grab his guitar.*
Feint: *head hurts.*
Selrac: "Now, you have the map. To get out of the do Not Name Things After What Alex Fender Says Hole..."
BAG: "Or use that one guy that screams a lot."
Selrac: "You must promise to come back, or else I will become very sad."
Feint: "Aren't we leaving with the ship?"
Alex`Fender: "I'LL show you sad, buddy-boy! Sad upside your HEAD!"
Selrac: "Not now, I'mm Smack you in the gallbladderian."
Dragoshi: "..."
Alex`Fender: "..."
Deloth: "..."
Dragoshi: .oO(This is just so sad it's almost funny)
Alex`Fender: "I'M A COOLIAN!"
Dragoshi: *funny.
Feint: "Interesting... maybe too much info..."
Alex`Fender: "Not a... Smack... somethingorotherian!"
Deloth: "Selrac, sir?"
Feint: "Alex, theres cake in the docking bay."
Selrac: "Not anymore. You're a Trent Bostonian-I'mm Smack you in the gallbladderian mix. Yes, Deloth Don't Choke Dragoshi?"
Alex`Fender: "THAT'S IT! He's going down!"
Deloth: "What will I need to do to change these assigned names?"
Alex`Fender: *reaches for his guitar, pulling it out. He hasn't gotten the strings tuned just right yet, but it makes a good smackin' stick.*
Feint: "Get used to them." *heads for the ships exit.*
Metal Man (GM): You swing at his head. A lot.
Selrac: "Ow. My non-existent I'mm Smack you in the gallbladderian head."
Metal Man (GM): He leaves the door open, and says one last thing to the others. All the while, a guitar is being viciously stabbed into his head.
Kamui: *looks at BAG* "Sorry, there's a large door I have no clue how to open which leads in to another room, my team is trapped in. I'm tired, and I'd really appreciate it, if I can get a large metal door open, to get my team out!"
Selrac: "Oh, and I have special little items for you if you do what I say."
Alex`Fender: "WHY *swing* DON'T *swing* YOU *swingswing* MAKE *swingswing*--"
Deloth: "Like what?"
Alex`Fender: "...special items?"
Selrac: "Like this."
Metal Man (GM): He gives Alex a guitar tab. 'Ode to I'mma Smack You in the Gallbladderia.'
Alex`Fender: "..." *looks it over slowly...*
Selrac: "That can be used to attack people with music. Or if you choose."
Alex`Fender: "...I can already attack people with music!"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(I have got to rename everything eventually)
Selrac: "Now you can confuse them as well."
Deloth: "...Would you happen to have a sword to spare?"
Alex`Fender: "..." *...yoink.*
Deloth: "He confuses us all enough already, thanks."
Selrac: "No. But if you found the other ship I'm looking for... the... Choo Choo Acid Reflux Disco... I will give you more stuff."
Alex`Fender: "Now THAT is a kickass name!"
Deloth: *...Will I never be able to claim a weapon?*
BAG: "You mean the other questers? How did you get stuck out here anyways? No matter. I see what I can do. Hmhmhmhm! And do I will, yes." *The armor feet clank up to the door and the visor scans the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Selrac now appeased, the Questers see BAG walking into the ship instead.
Kamui: "Thank you." *he says in response, following after BAG.*
Selrac: "It appears you have a blue buddy made of something. I shall now name him. Violent Potato Eater Man."
Dragoshi: *Turns around to see a Blue Armored Guy."
Alex`Fender: "He eats potatoes! Violently!"
Dragoshi: *Facepalms.*
Deloth: "Uh... who are you?"
Deloth revs up another Fira. Great, the cycle continues...
Dragoshi: "He's some blue armored guy. And apparently a Violent Potato Eater."
Kamui: "Guys, this is BAG." *He says, pointing to the blue armor man.*
Selrac: "Perhaps he comes from Violent Verb Victory Vivisection Vase Land."
BAG: "I met these fools before! I mean, allies. Yes. Allies indeed. Muahahaha!"
Alex`Fender: "Okay, this is just getting old..."
Selrac: "Now, I shall await your next aid." He vanishes, and the ship is now only showing its lights.
Deloth: "..."
Metal Man (GM): So now it's the Questers, BAG, Trent Easton KO'd, and a pit none of them can seemingly escape.
Deloth: "Well... looks like we might be here for a while. Better get comfortable..."
Metal Man (GM): Unless... BAG can fly!!!
Alex`Fender: "CAN YOU FLY, VIOLENT POTATO EATER MAN?!"
BAG: "Yes. I also give out pink dresses for special little boys like you."
Kamui: *chuckles at BAG.*
Deloth: "..." *just turns around, puts his hand on the indent, and mentally asks if there's a kitchen available on the ship.*
Alex`Fender: "..."
Computer: "Kitchen is covered in dirt. Please dig 15 feet through buried left passageway. Then enjoy."
BAG: "Muahaaha! Take me up!" *He laughs as The POD attaches it's claws to BAG and starts to lift him out of the pit.*
Alex`Fender: "...okay, if I don't get to smack someone soon, I'm gonna go crazy, ma--"
Metal Man (GM): BAG can, indeed, fly. Unfortunately for you, he is flying out of the pit, possibly without you.
Kamui: *jumps up and catches BAG's leg* "Ehp!"
Deloth just starts digging...
Dragoshi: *Also joins in on the digging.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui is floating to freedom. Meanwhile, Deloth and co. have decided they are going to live in the ship, as they dig down.
Kamui: *keeps latched to BAG's leg, looking down below* "What were they hoping to accomplish digging DOWN?"
Kamui's Dex: "I do not know. However, you can complete the mission while they eat dirty potatoes." Meanwhile, the others reach the kitchen, and BAG floats on out of the pit.
Alex`Fender: *looks up and up and up while Kamui floats on outta there.*
Kamui: *watches on down below, then looks up to BAG* "Thanks for the lift."
Metal Man (GM): Either way, they're split up; Kamui is topside, and the Questers are now in the kitchen.
BAG: "Muahahaha! So what goodies are there to steal?" *He saids after he lands.* "Shall POD pick up the rest as well?"
Metal Man (GM): The kitchen of the ship has a lot of old but dusty equipment. And generators which... create food.
Deloth walks over to the generators... he tries to figure out what they can make.
Kamui: *stands on solid ground, shrugging his shoulders* "Yeah, if it's not too much trouble, or a very long climbing cable might work too."
Metal Man (GM): They can make any carbon based food.
Dragoshi: *Goes back to the indent, and puts his claw in it, and mentally asks what they have to do to get this ship out of here.*
Deloth: "...Fish!"
BAG: "Nonsense! It will get them!" *The POD the hovers back to retrieve the others.*
Computer: "Selrac is working on a plan to free the ship. If you wish to free it faster, you will need full power. That will require a large amount of digging in the south door in the kitchen."
Metal Man (GM): The POD flies over the base. The men, used to fighting humans and other things, shoot at it. Which is rather in vain, as Trent isn't there to inform them of what they're shooting at. Plus they have machineguns... and they don't have good aim.
Deloth looks for a way to get a meal from the generator...
Metal Man (GM): There is a dialing mechanism, put in the food and it heuristically determines it, Deloth.
Kamui: "Well, we also need to get a ship to go out to space and check out some radio signal that's coming from space."
Dragoshi: "Fair enough. I shall get to digging then." *Mentally asks if they have any shovels nearby.*
Deloth dials in... fish!
BAG: *The POD feeling threatened fires back at them as it hovers normally. With it's lasers of course.*
Metal Man (GM): The men, who, again, are amateurs, are repelled by lasers. Deloth gets fish in the ship bay. The POD can easily steal not one, but three floating cars--they hardly weigh anything, heh.
Deloth: "Yay, fish!"
Deloth chows down.
Alex`Fender: *is a waitin' for pickup at the moment.*
Metal Man (GM): BAG doesn't seem to notice Alex.
Alex`Fender: "...YO! CAN I GET A LITTLE HELP HERE PLEASE?!"
Dragoshi: *And, Drag still has his hand on the Indent, wondering if he could get any shovels for the digging.*
Deloth: "Hmm... more fish!" *dials it up.*
BAG: *The POD uses all six of his retracting arms, attaching the claws two at a time tot he floating cars and pulls them back to it's master.*
Kamui: *looks down below, then over to BAG* "I think someone wants out."
Metal Man (GM): The cars all appear before Kamui, as if magically.
BAG: "Why does it sound like a mouse is talking?" *He looks back and down into the pit.* "Oh! He does, does he? Muahahaha! Well we'll just wait until POD returns."
Dex: "...That was... much easier... ...all it took was falling into a pit."
Metal Man (GM): The POD finishes dropping off the third one, the men having become distracted by the fact Trent Easton is missing.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi, question unanswered goes off to do MOAR DIGGING.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets... more fish. Dragoshi would find a buried shovel while digging. How novel.
Deloth: "Yay, fish!" *You know the drill.*
BAG: *The POD then hovers down and attaches it's claws to Alex and starts to lift him up.*
Dragoshi: *Takes that, and continues digging.* *This time, with 100% more shovel!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is getting pretty far now... he hears Alex being picked up faintly, though. Meanwhile, Deloth gorges on fish.
Alex`Fender: "WHOO! I've got... HIGH hopes! I've got... HIIIIIGH hopes! I've got... HIIIGH in the SKY, I WANT... PIEEEEE hopes..."
Deloth: *continues the cycle of getting, then eating fish.*
BAG: *The POD then would give Alex a friendly little shock.*
Dragoshi: *Still digging.*
Alex`Fender: "OWCHIES! What'd I do to you?!"
Metal Man (GM): *Shoomp* Dragoshi hits the last bit of dirt, and is now in the main generator room. ...Uh-oh.
BAG: "I think the rest are busy. Let's go steal more! Muahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship's missing a gem of some kind. BAG would notice some other interesting things in the base. Inside is protected by blast shields, but outside posesses a number of sentry turrets. As they are not made to deal with things that can fly, they could be stolen relatively easily. The generator room, meanwhile, is dark, mostly, running on two cylinders of fuel out of what must have been hundreds.
Kamui: *looks over towards the sentry turrets, bringing a hand around he points at them* "How about those, those look like easy pickings."
Dragoshi: *Heads back to the indent, and mentally asks if there are any gems that this ship could use nearby.*
Feint: *is digging I guess.*
BAG: "Drop the fool and let's go over there!" *Alex is dropped right next to Kamui and picks up BAG who starts to float towards the items, of course scanning the area for anything unusual.*
Alex`Fender: *WHAM* "Owwww!!"
Metal Man (GM): Feint reaches the empty generator room too.
Kamui: *looks over to Alex* "Glad you can join us."
Computer: "No gems detected in the area. Selrac believes you may find them in your travels."
Dragoshi: "I see." *Now asks if there's a way out.*
Alex`Fender: "My poor lumbego..."
Metal Man (GM): The POD would detect several calls for reinforcements, and a search party is apparently about to be sent where BAG is.
Feint: *checks what this thing runs on.*
Metal Man (GM): It runs on weird glowing fuel in tubes, apparently some highly purified energy water thingy.
Kamui: "Stop being such a whiner." *he brings a hand around and helps Alex up.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship identifies BAG's POD device as the way out to Dragisgu,
Alex`Fender: *grunts and is helped up* "Oh, can it, ninja boy. I've gone through worse."
Feint: *Goes back to the control room.*
Metal Man (GM): The POD would easily steal anything not taped down.
Dragoshi: *Would proceed to exit the ship, and yell up and out of the hole* "HEY! COULD SOMEONE BRING ME BACK UP HERE!?."
Metal Man (GM): BAG would hear more people squeaking, as a large contingent of men and a hover-tank would leave the base. Apparently they've decided the people ordering the POD are more important than it.
Kamui: *takes some steps away, dusting himself off then looks up* "So then what do we do now?"
BAG: *And so the stealing begins, removing anything that's not bolted down and hovering back to the cars.* "Looks like we'll get company soon. Muahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): The tank and men follow the POD, and they're nearly to you.
Feint: *Exits the ship and looks for the secret passage out of the pit that Trent must have come through.*
Dragoshi: *Assists Feint.*
Kamui: *takes out his gun, as he takes out the clip looking at the amount of bullets. He then slaps it in to the butt of his gun, turns off the safety and pulls back the slide.*
Dragoshi: *Also, decides to check Trent himself for anything of interest, too.*
Alex`Fender: "...uh oh." *reaches to his back and draws his Fender Starcaster.*
BAG: *The POD then moves down to get Dragoshi and anyone else after dropping BAG and the goods.*
Metal Man (GM): Feint determines Trent's men lowered him down.
Dragoshi: *Goes over to POD to be gotten by it.
Feint: *goes to the POD as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Time is running short; the men are within about 150 feet now.
BAG: *And the POD slowly makes it way out of the pit to join with the rest of the crowd.* "Seems like everyone to me! Now if you'll excuse me. We must be going now!"
Alex`Fender: "Do we go and get away before the big bad men start shooting us?"
Feint: "Wow, look at all them baddies."
Dragoshi: *Waits to jump offa POD once they're out* "Well... There's still Del... But, he's out stuffing his craw with fish, so whatever." :/
Dex: "The warp room is ready, if you wish to warp out now."
BAG: "Muahahaha! Actually... I think I'll have a bit of fun first. You all may wish to leave."
Man in tank: "Surrender! Now!" *BLAM* A badly aimed shot blows up something higher up the mountain into which the cave is in.
BAG: "As a fee for help, you only get to take one car!"
Deloth finally finishes his little fish binge, stretches, and heads out of the kitchen.
Dragoshi: "Well, I'm a bit bored myself, so what the hell."
Feint: "Aww, no battle?"
Dragoshi: "I think I'll join in on the fun, too."
Metal Man (GM): As for the men and their stuff... no one can fight them directly, that'd be suicide. There's 25 of them and a tank.
Kamui: *Looks over to the man in the tank* "No thank you!" *he waves then runs off in to the warp.*
Deloth: *to the others* "So what's going on?"
BAG: "Let me handle this."
Dragoshi: "Well. If you say so." *Takes one of the cars (If one hasn't been taken already) and leaves.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Kamui is out.
Alex`Fender: *makes to warp on out. He dunnae want to die.*
Deloth: *Well, since everybody else seems to be leaving... might as well. Where's the warp?*
Feint: *sends off a few quick blade beams and runs to the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* The warp is just to the left. Deloth is still in the cave. BAG would hear him speaking. Only one Quester left, may want to send him to the warp.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi leaves for the warp.*
BAG: *And then that's when BAG laughs evily and the POD begins to spit out at least ten R/C helicopters.* "It's time! Deathcopters! Attack! Guahahaha!" *The helicopter strafe forward as they carry out their mission. To ram into the soilders. Nothing would happen. It would hurt, but that's it.*
Metal Man (GM): The soldiers shoot at them. They seem confused.
Soldier: "What sort of enemy is this?"
Soldier2: "What, did the Questers go insane?"
Tank Man: "C'mon, find and kill them already! Trent could be trapped in there!"
BAG: "Muahahaha! This is no Trent! You serve me now! Meeeee Ahahahahaa!"
Soldier: "This must be that Locos Docos we've heard so much about. Let's get 'im!"
Metal Man (GM): *BZKTT.*
Soldier: "...Trent Easton was actually a government agent? Nuts to him! Let's serve this strange man! Yes. Clearly, his undefined laughing means we will get a health plan from him."
Tank Guy: "I'm sure he will respect the fact this is technically American property, despite the fact I met him fifty seconds ago!"
BAG: "Oh yes. How delightful. Come mean. Gather everything here and leave nothing for the fools. You all with Serve Klein Toys and a promising tomorrow!"
Soldiers: "Yes master!"
Metal Man (GM): They begin doing so. As they had no real will to begin with, this is no real difference from serving Trent. Meanwhile... Deloth is stuck down there. He gets up... only for Trent to wake up behind him.
Trent: "Heh... heh... heh... you're coming with me, lost person. My radio indicates a strange man has stolen my troops. And you're going to get them back for me."
Deloth whips around. "...Not you again..."
Trent: "Indeed... me. You shall be seeing a lot of me."
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOMP.* "A dart hits Deloth in the neck."
Deloth: "Gah!" *rips the dart out... whoo, this place is getting blurry quickly...*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth passes out... and has been kidnapped! But of course... BAG is already gone with his newly acquired troops... And the Questers are at HQ, with no real notice of him missing... until they notice it, of course! Mission Completed. The Questers are at HQ. You guys can downtime some.
Valentine Kilmer: "So how did it go?""
Dragoshi: "It was... very... wacky. Let's just leave it at that." *Just leaves the room and enters the weapon shop to see if Snake's done with that Assault Rifle yet.*
Metal Man (GM): Of course, he is.
Alex`Fender: *meanders on into the library..*
Snake: "That took... forever... but... 'ere you go." Hands it to Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Takes it, and bows in thanks* "I see. Thank you." *Dragoshi would then leave.*
Valentine Kilmer: "...Didn't I count more of you when you left?"
Metal Man (GM): Library is open, Alex.
SIMBER: "Do you desire a book, sir?"
Alex`Fender: *walks inside, frowning* "Book?"
Feint: "Deloth didn't come through?"
SIMBER: "Book. Yes. Book. You have a free book withdrawal."
Valentine Kilmer: *Sighs* "I'll report him missing then."
Dragoshi: *Heads into the library was well. Whee.* "Hey, SIMBER. Do we have any books on assault rifles or the Dark Sword?"
Alex`Fender: "...uhhh... do you have music tabs books, maybe?"
Feint: *also heads to the library.*
SIMBER: "Yes. Yes I do. What type do you want?"
Alex`Fender: "ROOOOOOOOOOOCK!!!" *devil horns!*
SIMBER: "Very well." He summons 'Rock Anthology, Vol I'. "Will you want this? It contains many rock songs... the essence of it, so to speak."
Alex`Fender: "The essence of Rock? How can I deny myself that... lemme see it!"
SIMBER: "Very well." He hands the book to Alex.
Alex`Fender: *looks through it greedily..*
Metal Man (GM): It'll take a while to practice. Once practiced, Alex will gain the ability to use a first level 'Rock and Roll' attack via the guitar.
Feint: *Walks around the library, examining a book here and there.*
Alex`Fender: "Whoa ho ho ho... I'm all over this." *starts meandering out, going to go practice... as soon as he gets this bloody thing tuned right. It keeps coming out of tune..*
Metal Man (GM): It's like a gigantic library of congress, practically every book on stuff you'd want to know is here, Feint.
Dragoshi: *Pokes SIMBER* "Any books of interest on assault rifles? Or the Dark Sword?"
SIMBER: "Assault Rifles, Volume I. Swordfighting, Volume I."
Dragoshi: "How much would one cost if I were to use my free book withdrawal on the other?"
SIMBER: "The first is free. The second is 100 coins, for a beginner's volume."
Dragoshi: *Winces...* "This'll be a tough one... Seeing as I don't have the coins for the other one..." >_>;; "Actually, ya know what. I'll just use my free withdrawal on the one for Assault Rifles. The other one can wait."
Metal Man (GM): He hands Dragoshi the book.
Dragoshi: *Takes it* "Thank you."
Metal Man (GM): That leaves Feint, if he wants any.
Dragoshi: *He would then open the book, and walk away, already reading it.*
Feint: "Looking for a book on... more efficiently and accurately controlling energy."
SIMBER: "Energy control. Got you. Do you have any in specific? You need to master individual types before you control 'em all."
Feint: "hmm... I suppose light..." *holds up his blade and charges the blade beam for a second* "Same as this type" *dissipates it.*
SIMBER: "Light." *He takes out a book on 'Control of Light.' "That will be your free withdrawal. Is that okay?"
Feint: "Thats fine."
SIMBER: "Very well." *Gives Feint the book.*
Feint: "Thanks a lot." *walks out, paging through it*

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