Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 425: Cranky Kong's Favorite Show

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Date: January 2nd, 2008.
Trivia: Record lows occurred in Florida this day's night.
Metal Man (GM): HQ is quiet, pretty much. After the episode involving some problems in the world of Reploids, not much else has been spoken about. The Smash League nears beginning, with signups still sitting out.
Valentine Kilmer: *The freelancing tactician is busy in her room, trying to figure out the energy tank she stole from X.* "I really wish Zero would have given me his infected one."
SIMBER: *Appears, looking at the tank* "But the infected one he spoke of was in turn stolen by Dr. Proctor. He couldn't have had it. So he couldn't have given it to you."
Kamui: *He sits in a hall for the time being, legs crossed Indian style with his head hanging and eyes closed. He was enjoying the silence, trying to enjoy it as much as he could before the next mission.*
Chancé is finding new ways to annoy and be nice to Valentine, currently he is dropping off a cake at her room door with a big smiley face on it, and the writing "Don't be so '>8(' all the time". He puts the cake by the door, knocks and walks back to the kitchen.
Valentine Kilmer: "Point taken. But there is little to do. Though, I suppose Dr. Light might have an idea."
Digifanatic is standing in front of the door to one of the warp rooms... .oO(I'd love to...but now is not the time.)
Metal Man (GM): An electrical discharge fills the air at the front of the HQ's doors. A blue orb begins to form and then bursts outward. Energy crackles across the ground for a few moments as Aiden's form appears.
Aiden: "Finally...this better be the right place this time." *He had been getting dropped off in random directions by the Time Knight headquarters for the past couple months. The crusades where fun but seriously. He heads through the doors.*
Aribar continues reading his holy spell book, even though the need for it is past.
Valentine Kilmer: "Even understanding this container will be- ...SIMBER. Get the door if you would."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues reading that thar book. A-yep.* *In R&R, as per usual, for reference. And stuff.*
Aiden enters HQ and goes looking around. He been there once before anyway. He greets people along the way.
SIMBER: *Opens the door.* "All I see is a cake."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is over in R&R, analyzing data.
Valentine Kilmer: "...Cake? Do you have another bug, SIMBER?" *She hovers over to the door and sees what SIMBER sees.* "...What is the meaning of this." *She actually seems surprised.*
Aiden enters the R&R room.
SIMBER: "Negative. The last ones were removed just recently."
Digifanatic walks away from the warp room and hangs out in R&R.
Metal Man: "Hm. It has been a long time, Aiden." He spins an incomplete disc. "What's been going on?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, hey, Aiden...nice to see you again."
Aribar looks up from his book.* "Aiden? That name sounds a little familiar.."
Dragoshi: *Would just look up, half-focused.* "Hiya. You missed stuff. Stuffish stuff. Stuff that was fucking crazy."
Valentine Kilmer: "Sadly, this is one bug that's almost impossible to remove." *She sighs and hops off the platform to collect the cake, taking it back to her desk and setting it aside.* "SIMBER. Please inform Dr. Light I will be seeing him as soon as I reach his lab." *She grabs the energy tanks and hops back into her platform, hovering away.*
Aiden looks around. "Yea, or so I've been told. I'm supposed to be sent here to keep an eye on possible temporal disturbances. But HQ can never get a proper target on a time frame. So I've been everywhere -but- the right place." He sighs. "And once I'm finally here it's after everything is over, not before." He rubs the back of his head with a slight chuckle.
SIMBER: "That shall be done then." *VOIP* He vanishes.
Aribar: "Ah... Then finally welcome to the home of the Questers."
Deloth: *Still studying Cure up in his room... geez, this is a long book.*
Metal Man (GM): Yup, it is!
Dragoshi: *You could say the same about the Assault Rifle book in length. :p*
Aiden: "So I take it everything has been calm then?"
Kamui: *stands to his feet, making his way over to R&R. Once there, he spots Metal and Aiden.*
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi. Who's busy reading. Yep.*
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong's around the water cooler, having a drink. Odd. He's usually smashing bongos and posters of himself playing them in two.
Aribar: "Eh... Besides epic battles between forces of sorta-evil and such... Yeah. Quiet."
Valentine Kilmer: *Val will shortly arrive at Dr. Light's lab, of course waiting outside to be let in.*
Chancé is busy in the kitchen cooking up the next thing for Val.
Metal Man (GM): Val arrives. The door slides open.
Dr. Light: "Come in."
Kamui: *looks over to Metal Man* "What are you up to, Met?"
Metal Man: "I'm still scanning this data. It's becoming sketchy now... the chip to this would be handy any time now."
Chancé: "Two fudge cupcakes~ Hmm do de do~ With a half-a-strawberry on each~."
Valentine Kilmer: *She doesn't been to be told twice, she enters into the Lab.*
Dr. Light: "So... what did you come here for? I hear the others went to the wasteland that remains of my world? Most unfortunate... nothing there can be fixed. It's too late..."
Kamui: "Need a chip huh? Do you know which one exactly?"
Valentine Kilmer: "You can never change the past, Dr. Light. I need you to tell me more about this." *She shows Dr. Light the energy Tank.*
Dr. Light: "That is a perfectly normal Energy Tank... a bit shoddy of a copy, but I digress."
Chancé: "Wonderful~ Now to put them in the fridge, and to be safe... *Sticks a note on top of them saying, Do not eat, Eating this will result in me spiking all your food with insanity potion. -Chancé."
Metal Man: "The chip of this CD-DVD-thing, Kamui." *He shows the part of the disc on the edge which is missing.* "One piece, and I can regain all the technology of the past. Every single blueprint has the same requirement, it accesses what is missing here."
Valentine Kilmer: "Did you just say copy?"
Chancé then heads to the room where everyone else is to continue reading his book.
Kamui: *looks at the chipped disk* "I suppose you could, did you find them during the missions?"
Dr. Light: "Reploids use copies of technology I made. Very few except for X occasionally use the real thing, because there probably aren't many functional examples left."
Metal Man: "This disc? No. It was found held by a hand-shaped piece of dirt, ostensibly The Void had tried to destroy it or hold onto it when he died."
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
Dragoshi: "Huh. Interesting. I guess he only had enough time to remove that one chip, apparently." *Still half-focused between the book and the stuff that's going on.*
Kamui: "So just find the chip huh?"
Valentine Kilmer: "Interesting. So it easy to infect this copy of an energy tank?"
Dr. Light: "It's nothing you can infect. It can contain infected material though. Any material even."
Metal Man: "Yeah. But it's a small chip. According to a mission to some strange oddity of a place, it's in some extra-dimensional place there or something. I want it now, however, for the benefit is immediate."
Valentine Kilmer: "I see. What's a good material to cause a reploid to go insane?"
Dragoshi: "But, apparently it's far too early for us to get it."
Dr. Light: "Little to none. The Maverick Virus is the only thing which can, spread either by wireless transmissions or nanite gas."
Kamui: *nods his head* "I'll see what I can do when I can." *He begins walking off, his arms remaining at his sides* "I'll see if anyone else wants to help."
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong sits down to the side of the water cooler. He looks like he saw something shocking.
Kamui: *stops near Donkey Kong, raising an eyebrow* "What is it?"
Aribar looks up from his book.* "Are you sure that the information on that thing is all benevolent? No evil technological fiend that is waiting to be unleashed?"
Donkey Kong: "Ook! Ook!" He makes chimp noises, then gestures something about a crocodile which can walk. Then he makes a bad impression of a pirate going 'Arrr!'
Valentine Kilmer: "That little is the case, Dr. Light. Zero had an infected energy tank. It was taken before I could get it."
Chancé notices DK. "A walking crocodile?"
Metal Man: "Yes. I have scanned it constantly. No Magitek, no magic even. Simply technology."
Kamui: "... A bipedal walking pirate croc?"
Dr. Light: "Sounds like it was carrying something nasty."
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong nods his head, then gestures something about bananas. Then bananas exploding.
Dragoshi: *Looks up* "...Exploding bananas?"
Chancé: "Has turned all Bananas into weapons of mass destruction?"
Dragoshi: "Did the Croc befriend a relative of E Li Three or something?"
Valentine Kilmer: "Heals itself when taking or giving damage. Any thoughts on that, Dr. Light?"
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head and then gestures pirates... and then running away... and then he points at the clock as it ticks seconds.
Aribar: "That sounds surprisingly tame." *Glances over to the primate... And takes out his Dex, getting the translation unit up.*
Dr. Light: "Obviously a form of possession, something unusual... not supposed to be possible, frankly."
Dex: "Error: Unable to translate expressions."
Kamui: "Bipedal croc pirates ran away with your bananas?"
Aribar: "Curses. Metal, I hope your little disk allows us to... Translate expressions. Ah well." *Puts it away.*
Metal Man (GM): DK then points to the clock again and then makes another gesture of bananas. Then he gestures to the clock... ...Then he makes an exploding gesture.
Dragoshi: "...Banana time bombs?"
Kamui: *Looks over to the clock, then to DK.* "Time bomb?"
Chancé: "Talk in chimp? So the Dex can translate?"
Aiden: "Something about bananas and a boom..."
Valentine Kilmer: "Well, it's possible. And I'm going to eliminate this possibility with your help."
Dr. Light: "That will be hard. This energy would go beyond what I know, as it appears to violate theories that I used to create reploids. Therefore, it must follow some more thorough theory... as it obviously existed, there are records of it both in your recordings and in theirs.."
Dex: "Unable to translate 'chimp.'"
Aribar closes his book.* "We could play charades, or... He could take us there?"
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong nods and points to the warp room.
Chancé: "Mission time! Everyone follow the monkey."
Kamui: *turns and walks over to the warp room.*
Aribar grabs his scarf and sword before heading to the warp room.*
Metal Man: "You guys go on ahead. I have a disc to... poke with... stuff."
Deloth slaps his book closed and heads to the warp room.
Dragoshi: *Already has his bread and assault rifle ready, so he heads on into the warp.*
Digifanatic: *heads to the warp room with all of his normal things in tow.*
Valentine Kilmer: "Of course. You have the most knowledge in the field. I need you to do some research on my side and I shall do the same, so long as you permit me with supplies."
Dr. Light: "Supplies? What kind?" *He scratches his head* "You don't have quite the same modularity X or Mega Man had..."
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong presses some buttons. A warp appears. He leaps on in.
Chancé follows the monkey~.
Deloth heads through as well, shiny new titanium sword ready for action.
Metal Man (GM): WARP! Questers appear at none other than DK Isles, in the center with Donkey Kong. He points at the way to the exit.
Valentine Kilmer: "Not me. My cybernetic brain would shut down. I just need you to build me a harmless robot and supply me with energy tanks so I can figure out what these tanks can fully do. Even beyond what you know."
Digifanatic: .oO(Geez. If the Smashers ever had to do Survivor, this would be the place...)
Metal Man (GM): K. Rool's Kremlings have constructed Kruel Kong Krushing barriers Kontaining Kool stuff to stop then from Konquering him this time.
Kamui: *brings a hand around, taking out his silenced pistol and begins walking off in the direction in which DK points.*
Metal Man (GM): In fact, there's so many barriers that it seems impossible. But never fear! Cranky Kong is right nearby in a wheel chair! ...And a very large cane.
Cranky Kong: "Ah, so this is who you bring for help DK? I would have done it in fifteen minutes, not thirty! And I'd had gotten all of them!"
Metal Man (GM): He hits Donkey Kong on the head. Repeatedly.
Deloth rolls his eyes. "So what's going on?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh no!)
Kamui: "'Eh?"
Cranky Kong: "Now, as for all of you... you people who Donkey Kong brought here..."
Dragoshi: *Just listens.*
Cranky Kong: "Let me guess... you're the... the Melee Questers, right? Yeah... and..." He points at Kamui. "You're Sky High! Oh, and you." He points at Dragoshi. "You're Kinnin!"
Deloth: "Sorry, but no, no, and no again."
Cranky Kong: "And I just know who you are." He points at Deloth. "... ... ...You're banned!" He hits Deloth on the head.
Kamui: *blinks a few times, tilting his head to the side* "Melee" Questers?
Deloth: "OW!"
Cranky Kong: "Sheesh. You'd think Mewtwo could keep troublemakers like Deloth out... now... let's see... who else is here... oh yes... I'd remember this one any time." He looks at Digi. "Digifanatic. The only one who seems to look right to me. Anyway..."
Deloth rubs his head, wondering if he can jump him and wrestle the cane out of his grip...
Cranky Kong: *Points at the barriers with Kremlings on them* "I want you to run at all of these, climb over them, and run all the way out to the outside! K. Rool's got the bananas and plans to blow them up, you see!"
Kamui: "... Is that it?"
Deloth: "Can't you just pick some more after they grow back on the trees?"
Cranky Kong: "I wouldn't care, I'd collect them all in under an hour and get all the bonus rooms, but... ...but I like to see Questers do their thing. Now, you, Kinnin, be sure to say lots of witty things and carve your name on things. And you, Sky High. Die a lot. It's funny!"
Aribar: "Do you have a TV and a DVD player? An easier alternative then.."
Cranky Kong: "Wah???" He looks at Aribar. "If it isn't Evil Aribar!"
Kamui: -_- *growls silently, just sitting there* "Old man...!"
Cranky Kong: "I'll vanquish you myself, you evil plot-breaking figment of Slytock!"
Metal Man (GM): He begins bashing Aribar over the head.
Deloth: "He's NOT evil."
Aribar quickly backs out of cane range.* "Ehehehe-OWPAINSUFFERINGAGONY!"
Deloth: "And will you stop hitting him? He's messed up enough already."
Valentine Kilmer: "Of course if you're not up to the task, Dr. Light. I can find your rival to help me out. I read up on the X series profiles, leading down to you and Megaman fighting Dr. Wily."
Metal Man (GM): Cranky shakes his head after he hits Aribar a few times and he steps away.
Chancé: "Donkey Kong, did this old Monkey forget his medication?"
Aribar: "I think my brain is damaged..."
Cranky Kong: "Hm... you're not Evil Aribar... you'd have dodged all of those."
Julian: *And Julian decides to make an appearance, stepping out of a nearby warp portal as he finishes wrapping his fists.* "Yo, sorry I'm late, had a public appearance to make...you know the drill." *Finishes fist-wrapping, and reaches into his pocket, pulling out a small piece of paper* "A'ight, says here we're...rescuing the Kong's bananas." *Looks up* "We don't got anythin' better to do?"
Cranky Kong: "And then you would have morphed into your ultimate form. Curses. I wanted to use my ultimate power."
Metal Man (GM): He looks and sees Julian.
Dragoshi: "Can we just get on with this? We have produce to to rescue. Or something."
Kamui: *walks by and begins looking at the situation the best he could.*
Dragoshi: "Also, no. We don't."
Cranky Kong: "Ah, Ruvyn, it's been so long since I've seen you! Can't help but wonder if your face melted a little, though."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes Julian's hand.
Julian: "...Who?" *has his hand shaken.*
Digifanatic: .oO(He's losing it...if he hasn't already lost it.)
Cranky Kong: "I want to see you slash people to death like you do all the time. "And you, Fake Evil Aribar... you need to laugh like a gremlin. Because you're fake like my teeth!"
Chancé: "... Hmm, Hey wait, I know you now! Your the monkey who took Pauline every thyme Mario was cooking."
Deloth: "He's not Ruvyn."
Cranky Kong: "And you're not banned." He laughs.
Deloth: *muttering under his breath* "Crazy old loon..."
Julian: "Sorry, old-timer. Slashin' ain't my territory."
Metal Man (GM): Cranky Kong looks to Chancé.
Deloth: "And no, I'm NOT! Will you stop saying that?!"
Cranky Kong: "Ah, finally, somebody who recognizes my true talents."
Aribar flees from Chance's general vicinity.*
Cranky Kong: "Of course, your name escapes me uh... ehhh... what do you remind me of..."
Kamui: *walks over to the barriers, tapping one with his foot.*
Cranky Kong: "Oh, right. Green! Yeah! You don't look much like a Yoshi anymore though."
Julian: *Steps away from Geriatric Kong and heads over to where he isn't.* "A'ight, so we gotta get past all these barriers?"
Cranky Kong: "I want you to eat things then."
Chancé: "I had a operation, Dragoshi took the cut off parts."
Cranky Kong: "Anyway. You go on and do those barriers, if you do what I said I'll give you a bonus. Now... get!"
Chancé: "Can't, no stomach." :/
Julian: "Bonus? I like the sound of that...anyone got a sword?"
Chancé goes after Julian.
Metal Man (GM): The first Kremling Barrier you see is "UnKonquerable Wall Of Koolness."
Aribar: "Aye, although I'm worried about what you're going to do with it.."
Metal Man (GM): It's a wall of pure wood, built extremely tall, with no door. It looks a bit shaky.
Deloth: "...Who wants to kick it down?"
Julian: "I'mma just use it."
Kamui: *looks around at the pure wooden wall* "I could burn it down, but then I'm afraid I might burn everything else."
Aribar hands his blue sword to Julian then.*
Cranky Kong: *Yelling in the background* "Oh, and you, banned guy! Stop doing things! You're banned!"
Julian: "Hol' up, I got this." *Julian backs up a bit, plants his feet, rears back with his right first...aaaand BOOM! Julian launches a haymaker augmented with pure concussive force at the barrier! Cannon Blow!*
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa...And I could just crush it with a Gravity Well, but who knows how much other junk will come crashing down. It'll be like a bad attic, rea-...That also works""
Dex: "Senility rate of Cranky Kong is extremely high. Following his advice may not be suggested."
Kamui: *looks over and yells at Cranky* "QUIET OLD MAN!" *He looks back to the barrier.*
Metal Man (GM): *SLASH* The barrier is easily destroyed.
Aribar flinches away from the splintery debris.*
Deloth: "I AM NOT BANNED!"
Kamui: *watches as the barrier is broken down* "... That works."
Cranky Kong: "Good one, Ruvyn. With your unstoppable stats you can slash anything into dust!" He hears Deloth. "The banned member is revolting, Ruvyn! You know the protocol. Stab him until he shuts up!"
Julian: *Julian dusts off his knuckles, accepting the sword from Aribar* "Still got it...Huh? I ain't stabbin' him."
Metal Man (GM): The next barrier is 'The Kremling Kold Wall' It's a gigantic wall of pure ice. About 5 feet thick.
Aribar blinks and looks at the wall...* "Why?"
Dragoshi: "...Yea...no." *Just spews out his ACID at it. 'Cause yea.*
Kamui: *places his gun away, then forms a number of hand signs before bringing his hand forward and fires off a few fireballs at the ice.*
Julian: *Snaps fingers* "We got any fire use-There ya go."
Chancé: "Have to love fire spells."
Digifanatic: "Close enough in my book."
Metal Man (GM): Acid is not good enough. Fire on the other hand slowly melts it.
Digifanatic: "Or not..." *tries a Fire Punch.*
Metal Man (GM): It begins sinking... sinking... uh-oh. It might fall towards you.
Deloth steps back a bit.
Chancé tosses the blue essence at Kamui so he can attack again.
Julian: *Julian backpedals out of range of falling death.*
Aribar starts walking backwards out of crushed-flat-like-a-flat-thing range.*
Digifanatic: *and then walks backwards...*
Cranky Kong: "Digi! Morph into Mewthree like you did in episode 176!"
Kamui: *takes the essence and fires another fireball attack.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi punches the wall over forwards. It crumbles easily. The next wall, Wall number 3, is actually not too bad. It's just a padlocked door. Except the padlocked door has two Kremling grunts in front of it with brass knuckles.
Julian: "Easy." *Onto the next barrier!*
Aribar: "I wonder when we get to the wall of air..."
Metal Man (GM): They run up. One of them swings at Digi.
Digifanatic: .oO(I think you're breaking the fourth wall there. And I never transformed...I just took a few abilities.)
Chancé drops a block on one of them.
Deloth charges at the Kremlings, sword out.
Metal Man (GM): You hit one, Chancé.
Digifanatic: *BONK.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets punched.
Julian: "Here we go!" *Julian goes for the Kremling that didn't rush forward, and goes to hit him under the ribs with a side-hook! Liver Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): It's still alive. It gets up and punches at Darkdata.
Deloth slashes at Kremling 1 with his sword.
Kamui: *takes out his gun and cocks it before taking a shot at Kremling 1.
Metal Man (GM): Kremling 2 is hit by the Liver Blow after swinging at Chancé.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to whack Kremling 2 upside the head with his DETH BRED.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hits #1. Kamui hits #1.
Julian: *Julian follows up with a lunging uppercut! Gazelle PAUNCH!*
Cranky Kong: "Ah! Digi has done his special move and vanished again!"
Aribar just stands back and conjures up some strategically placed hail to cause a minor annoyance to the Kremlings!*
Metal Man (GM): Chancé dodges. The remaining Kremlings are vanished. Now for the door with a padlock on it.
Julian: *And Julian uppercuts it into oblivion! Victory!* "Yo, we got any lock picks?
Chancé: "Why not just break the lock off?"
Kamui: *lowers his gun, then shakes his head meaning he didn't know how.*
Cranky Kong: "Fake Evil Aribar should be laughing by now!"
Aribar: ".. I do believe we should lock the door behind us and throw away the key... Monkey. Any case, no picks here."
Cranky Kong: "This show has changed. It's too bad. Back in my day, I always loved to watch Ruvyn make all the others look like chumps, and the Banned people to be chased away forever. Plus Kinnin should be cursing more!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The lock is not extremely sturdy. It's a cheap Kremling product. It's securely locked, though. It's not extremely secure against lock picking.
Dragoshi: *Shrugs, and gets to pickin'.*
Julian: *Julian's just gonna go ahead and smash it with the Blue Sword's hilt.*
Metal Man (GM): There is a wall around the door. A very tall one like the others, that goes pretty much too high up to see. The door is easily unlocked. Then Julian savagely smashes it to pieces.
Dragoshi: "...Right." *Moving on.*
Julian: *To make sure it stays unlocked. Onwards!*
Cranky Kong: "Hahahahahahahaha! Excellent! Smash everything like real Questers!"
Deloth heads on through...
Kamui: *walks on to the next area, gun still in hand.*
Metal Man (GM): He's getting more distant.
Chancé follows.
Aribar raises an eyebrow to the abuse of his sword... But he just says nothing and continues on. He also closes the door behind him.*
Metal Man (GM): You reach the other side. There's a thick steel wall... and two Krushas up atop the hills that bound the path you're on. Cranky Kong's Wheelchair appears up there. You see Cranky push a Krusha to his death, he falls to his death and his corpse lands where you are.
Cranky Kong: "Bad reception, bad scmreception! Blagh!"
Aribar blinks.*
Julian: "..."
Dragoshi: "..."
Julian: "Anythin' that helps. Someone take out the other one."
Aribar: "By Whaller... We're cursed by a chimp in a wheelchair."
Chancé: "E Li Three learned tricks from him."
Kamui: *brings his silenced pistol around and aims a quick shot at the Kremling's head.*
Metal Man (GM): The other one looks at Cranky across the way and immediately climbs down in fear of Cranky. Apparently they know about him. Kamui's shot misses. Out of range. The Krusha leaps the last 5 feet down and hurls an orange grenade at all of you. Apparently these guys are tough. ...Could Cranky be telling the truth about his powers?
Johnny Stepz: *Commence explosion dodging!*
Julian: *Whoops.*
Aribar: "Oh piffle!" *The elf quickly summons up a magical shield to block it!*
Dragoshi: *Ker-dance-around!*
Cranky Kong: "Now, Skyhigh! Die!"
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi pulls out his assault rifle and starts opening FIAR on the Krusha.*
Metal Man (GM): Cranky Kong applauds as Kamui is blown up with the others. You hit the Krusha.
Cranky Kong: "Good work Skyhigh. Just die over and over again!"
Kamui: *takes his gun up and fires off another shot again at the nade lobber.*
Chancé drinks the yummy milkshake and restores some of his hp.
Dragoshi: *And, some moar fiar was opened. Because yes.*
Julian: *Julian's gonna take the Krusha for a ride! First, Julian moves in close and tries to knock the wind out of him with a Liver Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): The rest of this hits, as he can't really deflect a mob.
Julian: *Aaaand then Julian grabs the Krusha by the color, and Air Sawyer is taking off!*
Deloth just hangs back, since the others are sending everything short of a spatula army at the Krusha.
Aribar tries to go and flank the reptilian foe and unleashes a powerful close-ranged blast of magic!
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi reloads* "Damned low ammo..."
Metal Man (GM): He's pretty much obliterated by the onslaught. Cranky Kong applauds.
Cranky Kong: "Yes! That's how I'd do it! By attacking like five people at once!"
Metal Man (GM): The steel wall remains. But he dropped some orange grenades... Five of them.
Chancé picks them up and gives them to someone who can throw.
Julian: *Victory! Julian does a celebratory fist pump...and then finger snaps and points at the wall* "Knock it down."
Metal Man (GM): The big steel wall remains in the way.
Chancé: "Whoever can throw the best gets them..."
Kamui: *takes one of the nades and gets ready to throw.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui explodes.
Cranky Kong: "Yes! Good work, Skyhigh!"
Dragoshi: *Takes the remaining 'nades. 'Cause he's half-decent at ranged stuffz.*
Aribar flees from Kamui's general area.*
Metal Man (GM): 4 grenades left.
Julian: "...Try that again." *Backs up >_>*
Kamui: *stands to his feet, coughing some before taking a mushroom and eats it.*
Chancé backs up from the grenades.
Cranky Kong: "So far Skyhigh's about to go into the lead... with Ruvyn in second... Banned is catching up though."
Dragoshi: "Let's save these for later." *Just spews acid at the wall. Because really now. e_e.*
Metal Man (GM): Not enough to melt it. It's a pretty tough wall.
Chancé: "Yay, cooking oil... useless."
Cranky Kong: "Give it to Skyhigh and have him set himself on fire with it! I want to relive that episode where he leaped into the magma... that was just great."
Deloth: "Here, give it to me. I can use it."
Chancé tosses it to Deloth.
Julian: "Hmmm...Better idea." *Julian sets the sword down, and whips out...The C4!*
Kamui: "I am about to slap a monkey. -_-#."
Cranky Kong: "Gah! The Banned guy again? Take it from him, Skyhigh!"
Dragoshi: *Stands back and waits for Julian to do his thing.*
Julian: *Julian walks over to the barrier, plants it on the wall, steps back...and BOOM.*
Aribar flees to hide near the last barrier when Julian whips out the C4.*
Deloth backpedals ASAP.
Julian: *Steps back far enough so he doesn't get exploded.*
Kamui: *takes distance from the wall.*
Chancé walks away from the wall also.
Metal Man (GM): You do so. BOOOM! The wall is gone... leaving the final barrier.
Julian: *Onwards!*
Metal Man (GM): It is blocked by a tough-looking Kremling with a cane and an eye patch. HE does not look armed for combat either.
Deloth heads on to the final barr--or not.
Metal Man (GM): It is... 'The Kong Krushing Konfusionator'
Aribar: .oO(NOOOOOoooo! Another old geezer!)
Julian: *Riddle level.*
Dragoshi: "..."
Kornelius: "Hello, I am Kaptain Kornelius, the sub-Kommander of the Kremlings."
Chancé: "Cranky! It's your poker partner~."
Julian: "Lemee guess. We gotta answer a riddle or somethin' to pass."
Kornelius: "And today you have qualified to get to your death by the King's Kongzilla Krushing Device of Kuestionable Safety."
Julian: "That works too."
Aribar: "You have... An odd accent."
Kornelius: "But to enter, you must first prove yourselves to me."
Aribar: "Ah... And that is? The task?"
Kornelius: "You must first show me that you are not Kongs. To prove that to me... you must..." He chuckles. "Eat a golden banana."
Kamui: "... o_o What?"
Julian: "Not it."
Cranky Kong: "What? Don't eat those! I was gonna pawn them for new tires! Kill 'em!"
Chancé: "Dex - Golden Banana?"
Dragoshi: "Also not it."
Dex: "A glowing golden banana."
Aribar: "... Not it!"
Dragoshi: "...Also. Tires?" *Glances at Cranky in a 'what' style.*
Metal Man (GM): He brings out several glowing bananas.
Chancé: "More information Dex?"
Dex: "It's a glowing golden banana. What else is there to say besides it belongs to the Kongs?"
Kornelius: "I'm afraid eating them is the only way to go..."
Deloth: "...Sure."
Aribar: "Actually..." *Looks up to Cranky and then to Chance..* "Hey, whip up some banana pudding or something!"
Cranky Kong: "Wait! Green! Eat the banana! You're a Yoshi! you won't actually destroy it by doing so!"
Deloth: "I don't really like bananas, but whatever. Hand it over."
Chancé: ""...""
Cranky Kong: "Wait... the banned guy eating bananas? Nooooooo!!!!!"
Chancé: "No stomach remember, they cut that out!"
Cranky Kong: "Do I look like I remember things?"
Darkdata: Chancé Lucent .oO(Nice Deloth. :D).
Chancé: "Yes. Unless your old stories are fake?"
Julian: *Hmmm...Dexes Kornelius.*
Cranky Kong: "Yeah, but I use all my mind powers to remember them and ever spell ever made!"
Deloth reaches over, takes one of the bananas, and peels it.
Metal Man (GM): You attempt to peel it. It is made of solid gold. It's completely useless. Why would anybody want them?
Kornelius: "Hah! So you are not a Kong! You don't know they're not edible!"
Chancé: "It's not even real food?"
Dragoshi: "...Actually, screw this. Let me have one." *Just takes it and tries to peel it as well.*
Kornelius: "The rest of you, however, were fooled. Ha ha ha. You are just like the Kongs."
Aribar walks over to Deloth..* "... That's... Just weird."
Kornelius: "But there is more than one challenge for the rest of you. Oh, yes." He gives Deloth a hand stamp. "You may pass."
Chancé: "... 10 points if you can bonk Kornelius with a golden Banana?"
Julian: *Waits for that Dex result.*
Deloth: "Thanks." *walks over to the barrier.*
Cranky Kong: "Wait... no... the banned guy wins? Because he doesn't know they're not edible? Ridiculous!"
Dragoshi: "You're ridiculous! ...No, seriously."
Chancé: "This is just plain silly."
Chancé grabs a G. Banana, then... peach hovers over his head.
Aribar looks at Lucent's... Display of cheatery.*
Dex: "Unable to complete result. Systems are busy."
Dragoshi: *Snrks.*
Julian: "Useless." *Julian snaps the dex closed and pockets it again.*
Cranky Kong: "This can't be... I'm taking things into my own hands now!"
Metal Man (GM): His wheel chair floats down and he appears before the Kornelius guy.
Aribar steps back from the ensuing geezerfight.*
Kornelius: "No Kongs, sir. Not even you. You can kill me, but it won't konquer the Kremlings--for only I kontrol this gate."
Chancé watches it with Deloth.
Cranky Kong: "Not you, it's that banned guy who cheated I want! He's not supposed to go anywhere!"
Dragoshi: *As does Dragoshi, who keeps the Golden Banana he took before Kornelius said that stuff about it being inedible.*
Kornelius: "You are a Kong and he is not. To us, that is all that matters."
Dragoshi: "He's got a point there."
Julian: "Yo, so are we gonna get on with the next trial or not?"
Kornelius: "This old man is blocking me from giving you one."
Dragoshi: "Yea. I mean, there is another trial, right? ...oh. Well. That's annoying."
Cranky Kong: "I'll show you..." He suddenly glows and phases out of reality.
Dragoshi: "And not hel-...What the hell."
Julian: "..."
Kornelius: "That was unexpected." He straightens up. "Now, for the next chance to get through..."
Aribar: "... Magical monkeys?"
Kornelius: "Cranky can do almost anything. His one limitation is it requires somebody to ignore everything he says."
Julian: "Whatever. Next trial."
Kornelius: "The next trial shall be simple. If you are not Kongs, then you will not object... to this." He gets out a watermelon. And puts a hammer besides it. "You must smash the watermelon, even though it could give you more health instead."
Dragoshi: "...Smashing a hammer with a watermelon? Sure, why not. ...Wait. Strike that. Reverse it."
Aribar: ".. If it increases one's vitality, then wouldn't you Kremlings want to eat it too?"
Dragoshi: "...Though the prospect of breaking a-Ah, nevermind. Just give me the hammer. I need to relieve stress, anyway."
Kornelius: "No. Watermelons are disgusting."
Julian: "I happen to like 'em, but that don't mean I'm above smashin' 'em."
Dragoshi: *Just takes the hammer and makes it come crashing down on the watermelon.*
Deloth: *mentally* "...Did he just say watermelon?"
Aribar shrugs.* "Ah well."
Deloth winces. So much for that.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi smashes the watermelon to bits.
Kornelius: "Hm. Konsidering Kranky Konsidered you all Krazy and something else named Kuesters, I don't think I'll Kall it Unfair to let you all through. Kall it my Kourtesy, okay?" He opens the gate and vanishes.
Aribar: "This is a silly place."
Kamui: *blinks, then waves lightly* "Thanks?" *he looks at the gate.*
Deloth: *heads through.*
Aribar dives through the gate while he has the chance!*
Julian: "...Hate that lisp." *Onwards!*
Metal Man (GM): You all head through and see Cranky Kong again in his chair.
Chancé follows 'loth.
Dragoshi: *Takes the hammer with him, because yes.*
Cranky Kong: "Ha ha! Got here first... although only Skyhigh has done his dues so far. A shame. But now is the big problem." He points to a time bomb sitting atop a gigantic pile of bananas. "Yeah... one of you should defuse that... without blowing them up. Or I'll blow you up. With Fireaja! And Ultima! And Another Gate!"
Deloth: "I'm listening..."
Julian: "...K. Someone take care of it." *Defusing apparently isn't Julian's territory either.*
Dragoshi: *Wonders if it's possible to just...Yanno. Warp the bananas without warping the bomb with them or something.*
Deloth heads up to the bomb. Now let's see...
Metal Man (GM): Warping it is a possibility. Kremlings aren't very intelligent, and the bomb just looks stuck at the top there.
Aribar: "... Could you perhaps teach those spells to me?"
Chancé: "Just pull the bomb off and toss it away."
Cranky Kong: "Sure! Just laugh like a gremlin when I tell you to, Fake Evil Aribar!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Just tries to warp the bananas over to wherever they're supposed to be. Minus the bomb, of course.*
Metal Man (GM): The bomb is labeled 'Krem-U-Boom' and it has a gigantic red wire sticking out of it... ..and a locked panel to the right of it. And a giant red button.
Aribar: "... Will do."
Metal Man (GM): The big red button has nothing written on it.
Deloth then quickly turns the bomb around and examines that panel...
Metal Man (GM): It's a weakly held panel screwed together with poorly made screws. Something is hidden behind it. Dragoshi fiddles with his smash dex.
Deloth pushes the tip of his sword into a screw and starts unscrewing the panel.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth unscrews it... rather quickly. You see a mess of wires. Two blue, one green, one purple.
Deloth: "Oh, great."
Dragoshi: "Hey, Cranky. Where do you usually keep these things?"
Deloth takes out his Dex. "Can you tell which one of these goes to the detonation mechanism?"
Cranky Kong: "In a gigantic cave. Why? Of course I can tell. I have laser eyes! ...But I'm not telling you, banned guy!"
Aribar: "Which of those go to the detonation mechanism?"
Deloth: "I wasn't talking to you, thanks." *scans the wiring.*
Dragoshi: "...'K." *And, Dragoshi warps the bananas (minus bomb) via dex to the gigantic cave Cranky mentioned.*
Dex: "I am not a bomb defuser. All of those committed suicide ages ago."
Metal Man (GM): Only the bomb remains. Wait, wasn't Deloth in that pile somewhere?
Cranky Kong: "Now I've got a banned guy in my hoard. Can I keep him?"
Dragoshi: "...Well, that solves the part about the bananas."
Deloth: "Okay, maybe if I cut--" *VOIP.*
Dragoshi: "Wouldn't he defile your bananas, though?"
Aribar: "Do you really want to clean up after him?"
Cranky Kong: "And somebody get rid of the bomb. It's ticking me off, literally. That's what Diddy is for!"
Chancé: "Dex, can you teleport it to King-K-Rool's ship?"
Dex: "No ship found."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi tries to warp the bomb into somewhere inconspicuous. Like that part of the Dry, Dry, Desert that only has a Twister.*
Metal Man (GM): The Dex warns that trying to warp it could... blow it up.
Cranky Kong: "Hm. I have an idea. Skyhigh. Blow yourself up."
Dragoshi: "...Can't we just throw this thing into the water?"
Cranky Kong: "The Kremlings live in the water. Their bombs can too."
Julian: "How big of an explosion would this thing make, anyway?"
Chancé pours the milkshake he summons over the bomb. Or at least, he does until...
Cranky Kong: "Oh, that?" He looks at it. "Enough to destroy a small island."
Chancé stops himself from pouring it.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, well that's just brilliant."
Chancé: "THAT much power, for blowing up bananas?"
Cranky Kong: "K. Rool's gone mad. He just wanted bananas at first. Now he wants to do Islandocide."
Julian: "So let's send it to some small island somewhere that nothin' lives on. Or into space."
Cranky Kong: "Now apparently he wants to blow up the bananas, too. And he didn't even have the time to make a million traps and things to collect!"
Metal Man (GM): The bomb has a small computer keypad.
Aribar: "... Can't we just remove the explosive material?"
Cranky Kong: "If you can keep it from exploding in the process!"
Metal Man (GM): Oddly, this keypad has no q or c.
Dragoshi: *...Then let's do this thing.*
Julian: *Hoh snap.*
Dragoshi: *ono.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi activates 'K. Rool Kills Everything' mode.
Dragoshi: *Wait what.*
Metal Man (GM): The bomb glows red, shoots steam, throws sparks, shoots springs, shoots rubber plastic Kremlings, then explodes. Oddly, the island and you are not killed.
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Cranky Kong... looks tired.
Cranky Kong: "Hmph, cleaning up for you as always!"
Aribar blinks...*
Julian: *Comedic anime blackface effect!* "...Totally not my fault."
Cranky Kong: "I had to stop time and teleport it into the X-zone in the past! Into the sun!!!"
Chancé: "Yay for magic using old monkeys~."
Dragoshi: "...Well, that makes sense."
Cranky Kong: "That's prone to mess up reality."
Aribar: "... If you... Did that... Can do that... Why didn't you just stop the bomb on your own?"
Cranky Kong: "I hope you're happy."
Aribar: "... Not really."
Cranky Kong: "Because you were gonna do it for me! More exciting that way."
Julian: "I ain't dead, the bananas are safe...I think we're good here."
Dragoshi: "...I'd agree with that."
Cranky Kong: "Now all you get is this!" He hits all of you over the head. Except for Kamui. Whom he hands a copy of Skyhigh's helmet. "Oh, you forgot this."
Julian: *X_X*
Cranky Kong: "Now, if you'll excuse me..." He floats off.
Kamui: *takes the Helmet, looking it over "Um... thanks."
Dragoshi: *e_e.*
Aribar: "Gah! Pain!"
Metal Man (GM): You hear a scream shortly after... ...Deloth flies over the island and lands where you all are.
Julian: *Rubs his head where he was hit* "K...think we're done here." *Calls in a warp home.*
Chancé: "*x_X* and you can have this. *Puts the insanity potion in his lap and teleports back to HQ*"
Deloth: *Doppler effect* "...aaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" *WHAM.*
Metal Man (GM): Donkey Kong runs over and claps for you... then makes some more signs. He makes the sign for... ..Cranky...
Dragoshi: *Oh god more signs.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he makes the sign for beatings. Then he makes the sign for "No trespassing."
Aribar: "... Yup." *Enters the warp.*
Julian: "God it."
Gujin_Hisaki: *Got.
Dragoshi: "...'K."
Metal Man (GM): Mission Complete.
Kamui: *takes the helmet, then places it over his head.*
Metal Man (GM): Kamui has gained: The True Skyhigh's Helmet.
Deloth staggers to his feet, spitting out massive mouthfuls of dirt.
Metal Man (GM): It's a red Boba Fett helmet.
Julian: *And Julian is outta here.*
Deloth: *stumbles into the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps a setup with head-legs-arms-etc.
Dragoshi: *To the warp.*
Chancé cuts the fudge into a heart and spade, puts them in a nice bag and tapes the bag to Valentine's door. No note~ then heads to R&R to read.
Julian: *Julian checks out the sign-up sheet for the Smash League...his name would, naturally, be at the top.*
Valentine Kilmer: "Not me. My cybernetic brain would shut down. I just need you to build me a harmless robot and supply me with energy tanks so I can figure out what these tanks can fully do. Even beyond what you know."
Dr. Light: "Perfectly fine with me... I do that sort of research all the time."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Hasn't been updated quite yet. Dr. Light begins assembling such as Val specified. It's a lot easier than some of the things Metal Man saddles on him.
Valentine Kilmer: "Excellent. Remember that is I do stumble up the same type of virus that was given to Zero, I need that robot to have a failsafe switch on it."
Dr. Light: "I will keep that in mind." He continues working.
Valentine Kilmer: "I shall leave you to your work then. Thank you, Dr. Light." *She hovers out of the labs for the moment.* *Of course Val went back to her room, now finding the bag on her door.* "...Who keeps leaving this here? SIMBER. Please tell me you caught who ever keeps leaving this at my doorstep."
SIMBER: "Of course. Who else has cooking skills anyway? Not Dr. Mario! And VG made nothing but poison cakes. Metal Man's cooking is more of an extension of Chemistry. Bubbling liquids and poisonous orange gases and all."
Chancé [txt SIMBER] - Let her figure it out for herself.
Valentine Kilmer: "So a quester? Give me the profiles on each one."
SIMBER: "One at a time... you should know the names."
Valentine Kilmer: "Picky. Fine. I'll start with the annoying one that enjoys giving me hugs and thinking I should be nice. I think the cake said it all anyways. Chancé Lucent."
SIMBER: "See? You didn't need my help at all."
Chancé is in the kitchen cooking up baked good #3, 3 caramel coocoos.
SIMBER: "The rest of them only know how to explode things."
Julian: *Julian can make a sandwich :(*
Valentine Kilmer: "It's better to have someone confirm it so false rumors aren't started. I suppose I'll just wait here until he arrives again."
Chancé finishes up and...
Metal Man (GM): Chancé creates caramel cockatrices. They look like they're made of stone.
Chancé: "Hmm..."
Dragoshi: *Can make stuff properly if given instructions and stuff. D: But, he didn't hear that. :/*
Chancé tosses them out.
Dragoshi: *Not to mention he can repair computers and stuff. Oh, and hack into them. But, eh. :/*
Chancé cuts three triangles of bread, and makes three triforce sandwiches. "She must be sick of candy by now anyway. SIMBER, did she figure it out yet?"
SIMBER: "Assuming he doesn't burn anything, he should be here any time now."
Chancé goes to get a nice big glass of Orange Juice to go with the sandwiches and heads up to Valentine's room.
Valentine Kilmer: "..." *Just just sits on the edge of her platform, her left leg crossed over the right as he just sits there in silence.*
Chancé knocks on the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door is knocked on.
Valentine Kilmer: *She just hovers right next to Change, looking at him as she still holds that bag she found when she arrived at her room, but didn't seem to go in. Just waited outside.*
Chancé: "Ah, there you are. Did you like the cake, and fudge? Or you did nto get a chance to try them yet?"
Valentine Kilmer: "...You know what I'm going to ask."
Chancé: "Is "Why?" That question?"
Valentine Kilmer: "I see you took your smart pills today."
Chancé: "Why yes I did. The first reason is quite a vain one, you said I could never make something like the Super Chocolet milk that I gave julian, So I made a cake in that format. The second reason is that, you are always running everywhere and doing quite a bit to help us. I figured you had no time to cook something yummy, so I deicded to make you a few things."
Valentine Kilmer: "...You're lucky I still have some of my human funcations."
Chancé: "and so are you~ You should really give it a try and tell me what you think! Also, do you have any favorate foods?"
Valentine Kilmer: "Figure it out." *She doesn't have much to say towards this.* "But I take back that one comment. I suppose it doesn't require much to cook. Just timing."
Chancé: "Really? Then I must insist you join me in the kitchen somethime!"
Valentine Kilmer: "I'll pass."
Chancé: "*Hands her the tray of sandwiches* "I will not take no for a answer~ See you tomorrow, I hope you like berries~."
Chancé walks off to finish reading his book.
Valentine Kilmer: "...SIMBER. I will ask you to look the other way the day I plant a bomb under his bed." *Of course she holds the sandwich as she saids this.*
SIMBER: "Okay. You do that... I shall maintain the systems."
Valentine Kilmer: "Hmm. I suppose I can't give some of this a try, however." *She gathers the cake in her room and hovers back to Dr. Light's Lab.* "Dr. Light. I have something as a reward for assisting me."
Dr. Light: "Really?"
Valentine Kilmer: "I will share some of these sandwiches and this cake. You're more human so you would need it more than me."
Dr. Light: "Interesting... thank you." He looks at the cake. "Strange. But... free cake." He tries some of the sandwiches, not being extremely hungry at the moment.
Valentine Kilmer: "Don't mind the cake. It was meant for me." *She tries some of the cakes as well.*
Darkdata: *Really good cake and sandwiches... though the fudge in the bag turned out the best, heh. >_>)
Valentine Kilmer: "...So it seems. Call me when you are finished, Dr. Light." *She heads back over to her room, escaping into it for a good while. Of course, he has yet to part with the bag.*

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