Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 428: Proctor's Stupid Tournament
Date: January 8th, 16th, 19th, and 20th. (So many pieces...)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would be at the Stadium, alongside the new recruit, Natalie. They would be here for the battle that they were challenged to. It's pre-battle right now, with Metal Man looking over who is there. The Stadium is a wide-open space; this is a smaller enclosed area, a sort of bullpen for fighters on this side, the 'red' side of the arena.
Metal Man: "Hmm... who is here..." *Looks* "Uh... all of you that are here to represent the Questers in the tournament, please say 'aye'."
Dragoshi: *Pretty much there, boredly twirling around the DETH BRED* "Aye. Also, Eye, I, and any other word that can be mistaken for 'aye'."
Julian: *Julian would be sitting on one of the locker room's benches, finishing lacing up his boots. Julian's wearing his boxing gear tonight: no upper body clothing, black trunks with gold trim, black boots, and Gold Gloves ready to slip on when the action starts* "Aye. An' this ain't much of a tournament, is it?"
Deloth turns to the new recruit. "Hiya."
Chancé: "Hmm, oh, yes Aye." *Has his nose in his book.*
Metal Man: "Deloth, Trigger's been here for... a... er, while." *Shakes his head* "That's... one... two... three people... four? Five... six. Okay, looks like we have plenty of people."
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(...Wait a sec.) *Stops twirling the bread, takes off his top hat and puts it away* .oO(Okay. Much better)
Aribar stands with the other Questers, mentally preparing for what lies ahead. He's just in his traditional mage-esque garb, orange scarf of doom and sheathed blue sword included.*
Metal Man: "Your foes will be Mario, Pikachu, Star Fox, Ice Climbers, Kirby, and Meta Knight. Six people. It's going to be one massive melee. Now I'll give you some hints, because I've spent some time watching Smashers."
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi's pretty much in his normal outfit, sans top hat* .oO(This shall be interesting...)
Metal Man: "First thing, they almost never work together. Second thing, they're tough and really hard to kick around. Yeah. It's about not falling off the stage."
Julian: "We're fighting the entire Star Fox team too? How is that fair?"
Digifanatic: "I think he means just Fox."
Dragoshi: "No. Just Fox, I'd presume."
Metal Man: "...No, just Star Fox. He uses the full name here."
Digifanatic: "Which is not the first time...yeah."
Julian: "Then say Fox McCloud next time. You're gonna confuse people."
Chancé tosses his book in the Quester Branded bag of holding and pays closer attention.
Metal Man: "Any way... six of you will go against them. If there's more, then the lives will have to be split and tag-teamed in when the other person dies."
Chancé: "So focus taking them out one at a time, the lightest to the heaviest, work together, and smash them hard?"
Aribar: "Do you honestly think we stand a chance against them? That is to say... Mario? Kirby? They are powerful fighters.."
Dragoshi: "Yes...But as Metal said, they almost never work together. We could use that to our advantage."
Natalie: "...Hmm, this is new." She looks about her new surroundings, with folded arms. There's a description of her on her page -- writer's too lazy to describe.
Metal Man: "Well, if we specialize, yes. Mario's an all-round fighter. Which one of you is all-round?"
Digifanatic: "Probably me..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Prolly' Digi."
Metal Man: "And I want the truth... you're free to trick me, but he'll outdo anyone who isn't similar, most likely. Being an all rounder, he's all about consistency. Every move of his will keep working even when he's on fire."
Digifanatic: *shifts attention to the new voice...*
Metal Man (GM): Digi. I said three times she was.
Natalie: "...wait, fighting?" She blinks a bit, tilting her head. There was a fighting game back where she comes from...
Julian: "Fightin'. Y'know, the whole reason we're here in a locker room."
Metal Man: "Anyway... so that's Digi vs. Mario. Okay. Digi, you stand over here." He points to one of six chairs.
Aribar gives a glance to the new recruit.* "Aye; a tourney of sorts." *He then goes back to listening to Metal as well as wondering where his strength lies..*
Digifanatic walks over and sits down.
Metal Man: "We'll decide about tag-outs after we're done with the first six. Now we got Star Fox. He's a quick guy but light. To throw him off balance, we need a heavy hitter who is also kinda fast."
Dragoshi: "Definitely Julian"
Digifanatic: "He's got every trick in the book and then some."
Metal Man: "Okay then, you sit over there." *He points to the chair next to Digi for Julian.*
Julian: *Shrugs* "I ain't complainin'." *Gets up, and goes to sit in a different chair.*
Metal Man: "There's two. Now the Ice Climbers... they're all offense, but there's two of them, so there's a rather high chance of hitting them. All you need is defense. Which one of you has the best defense?"
Natalie: "Then I should get ready, huh?" She finds a space big enough and pulls the small machine clipped to her belt. She then pulls out a card, holding the device out. "Alright, here we go... Digi-summon activate, Renamon come-forth!" She swipes the card through the device, and in a burst of light, Natalie's joined by a 6-foot fox.
Chancé: "I have a decent defense, but my attacks have a high hit-chance."
Metal Man: "I can always try to pick if you guys aren't in the know, but I haven't spent a ton of time picking."
Digifanatic: "Wait, what?"
Raena: "Hmm; who do we need to destroy today? It's not always about destroying, Raena. But be careful -- we're in a totally new world today."
Aribar: "I'm decent at dodging things and bringing up barriers and such.." *Glances to the summoned fox.* "Hm.."
Dragoshi: "I also have decent defe-..." *Looks as Natalie summons Raena. ...He then blinks, and shrugs apathetically. :/*
Metal Man: "Okay... I'd say we save your high hit chance for another foe, Chancé."
Digifanatic doesn't jump out of his chair, but he seems almost shocked by the presence of the new Quester's ally...
Deloth blinks at the new arrival... you see something new on this job every freakin' day, I tell you.
Julian: "...Who let the teen back here, anyway?"
Metal Man: "It's really down to Dragoshi and the newcomer in my mind. Whatsa you say, Dragoshi?"
Raena: "I see." Her ears perk up as she hears 'defense, and she turns about. In that smooth, cold voice she speaks up. "I specialize in defensive tactics."
Dragoshi: "Hmm...I was gonna suggest Del, as his defensive abilities also seem pretty good."
Digifanatic keeps mostly quiet for now, as the match is the more important thing--he's got plenty of time to introduce himself and his view to the newcomers.
Digifanatic: .oO(If her name...wow, that'd be almost scary.)
Metal Man: "Hm hm. Well, you seem apathetic and the new person seems to want to do defense. We'll see about that, then. New person, you sit next to Julian. You'll be fighting the Ice Climbers... well. Your assignment is to fight them. "Kirby... Kirby... we need somebody with abilities that aren't good. So if he copies them, he gets bad moves."
Natalie: "Wait, wait...the ICE CLIMBERS?!" She blinks rapidly. "I'm fighting a VIDEO GAME?!"
Metal Man scratches his forehead. "No, although in some realms they are video game characters."
Julian: "Again, who let the teen back here?"
Dragoshi: *Okay, now you've done gone and confused Dragoshi. Niiiice going there, Nat.*
Deloth: "...Oh, great. Three minutes and she's already snapped... I'll go get the restraints."
Metal Man: "It was the work of another hole in reality."
Natalie: "...where the hell am I?"
Digifanatic: "Deloth, I think she's just a bit surprised."
Dragoshi: "Eck. Freakin' holes in reality."
Metal Man: "Another dimension."
Raena: "Somewhere that's different, apparently Gee, you think, Raena?"
Deloth: "Oh, right. Dimensional rips... I hate those things."
Metal Man: "Now, er. Which one of you has moves that are... specifically useless to Kirby?" He glances at Aribar.
Aribar: "Heh... In any case... Hrm... Me?"
Dragoshi: *Nods in response to Del* "Thirded"
Aribar: "Well, if Kirby has some bad melee abilities then my abilities will definitely be useless."
Metal Man: "Okay, Aribar, you sit next to where new person..." *Looks at piece of paper* "Natalie would be sitting if she wasn't freaking out. Final dibs. Meta Knight. He can hit like a freight train. He never stops attacking, really."
Aribar salutes Metal and takes his seat.*
Dragoshi: "Because I do not like the sound of Kirby spewing out acid at me." >_>;;
Metal Man: "I need somebody fast."
Chancé: "Hmm... I should start work on those calming pies."
Deloth: "Well, anyways... nice to meet you, new person and giant six-foot fox."
Raena: She sits where Natalie would be sitting.
Deloth: "And I'm pretty quick if you want to give me a shot."
Raena: "I have a name." She's shoot a dagger-like glance at Deloth.
Dragoshi: "I'm in the same boat as Del."
Metal Man: "Or at least, somebody could... *Sees Raena sit there* okay, good... *continues reading* Whoever can block furious attacks from Meta Knight."
Metal Man: "Additionally, this is the sixth seat. If you don't get it, then you either have to sit out, or share one with somebody else, which means sharing lives."
Chancé: "How Furious?"
Metal Man: "Meta Knight attacks at about 3 hits per second when he gets mad. He's one of the toughest ones in the group. Though he can't seem to KO anyone easily of his own accord."
Chancé: "Energy or Melee?"
Dragoshi: "I believe that's my cue. 'Sides. I've wanted to face Meta Knight again. It's been about...Five years, if I'm not mistaken since I last saw the guy."
Metal Man: "Melee. He uses a sword."
Chancé: "No good for me."
Dragoshi: "I'm good either way."
Metal Man: "Okay then, Dragoshi. I'll then start with the next thing. Anybody in the seats want to have one life and then have one of the remaining people take over when you lose that life?"
Raena: "...I work alone."
Metal Man: "Good if you think, for example, you can't fight for a long time, or you crack under pressure. Or you want to trip your designated enemy up."
Deloth: "Sorry, but working alone here usually gets you killed. Quick."
Natalie: "Raena, you alright with that? I don't think the Digivolve cards will work here for some reason."
Raena: "That's fine with me." She cracks her knuckles and straightens the belt from which the katana she wore hung.
Metal Man: "Cards? Evolution?" *He takes out a pack of cards and eats it.* "Mmm..."
Aribar: "Hrm... Chance, and Del are seatless, right?" *Looks about to make sure he didn't forget anyone.*
Digifanatic: .oO(This is so strange...I wonder why nobody's looking at me yet.)
Metal Man: "Yes, Aribar." *Spits out a joker card.*
Chancé: "Things could get quite hairy if Kirby got my potion ability."
Metal Man: "Blech. Jokers taste disgusting. So. If any of you want to split your time with somebody else, say so now."
Deloth: "...Hey, Digi, mind explaining why you've had that look on your face ever since she got here?"
Dragoshi: "I could split mine with Del."
Metal Man takes out a can of a foul-smelling metallic beverage which appears to be flammable and begins drinking it.
Digifanatic: "I'll talk to her about it after."
Aribar: "I take it we only switch at life loss?"
Metal Man: "Ah, Deloth. You want to share place with Dragoshi? And yes, Aribar."
Digifanatic: "And you. This fight's big right now."
Aribar: "Hrm... Chance, I'd imagine you'd be a good counter for Mario or Fox..."
Chancé: "I would not mind helping with Fox, or Mario. It is up to them if they wish to share."
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm surprised she didn't say something to me when she heard my nickname...I thought that'd be the finishing nail.)
Metal Man: "Okay then. Aribar and Chancé share one, and the other is shared with Dragoshi and... Deloth. Looks like we have our final roster then. If nobody else has any last-minute changes..."
Digifanatic: "Actually, Deloth might be just as well off paired with me."
Metal Man: "Hm, I almost forgot. There's Pikachu too. We need one more person. Pikachu's fast and electrical."
Chancé: "I'll take Pikachu!"
Metal Man: "Okay, you do that."
Chancé: "My mirror should make this fun~"
Julian: *Julian finishes preparing, and then looks up and motions for Natalie to come over* "Hey kid, c'mere."
Digifanatic: "Hmm...I think you should switch Deloth or Chancé over to my side. Perhaps Mario can be beat by someone who has a strength and a weakness...if Chancé gets lucky, we could get the quick lead. And Deloth, well...hmm. Yeah. Dragoshi would probably be fine on his own."
Metal Man: "Hm... considering Julian had to bail... Mario vs. Digi, Pikachu vs. Chancé, Fox vs. Deloth, Ice Climbers vs. Natalie--err, Rena... Kirby vs. Aribar, and Meta Knight vs. Dragoshi. Of course, this is one massive melee, but we're to keep this in mind if we want to win."
Dragoshi: "Understood." *Is now sitting at his chair. And stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): The stadium is filling with people, and the other side is about ready.
Raena scoffs softly. "I'll be able to take anyone else on if I find the mountaineers too much of a pushover."
Metal Man (GM): The battlefield has also been chosen. Metal takes out a card.
Metal Man: "Hm. Luck has it, you may recognize this arena a little. It's a holographic replica of the Archellago's cockpit. There's only one main pit in it, but the windows can be broken."
Dragoshi: "I see. Interesting."
Metal Man: "And if you didn't know it already, this battle runs on Stadium rules. No item usage, and we don't have the arena items either."
Aribar frowns, not familiar with the Archellago.* "Hrm. Our weapons are still allowed though, right?"
Digifanatic: "I'd presume."
Metal Man: "Yes, your items are allowed."
Dragoshi: "Okay, good. 'Cause I was hoping to use my bread against Meta Knight."
Metal Man: "With that in mind, you may now proceed to the arena. Just a note... if you guys want to wait a bit before starting the battle, now's your last chance. If you guys fall asleep out there, the battle will continue without you... that wouldn't be good, now would it?"
Aribar take a deep breath and lets it out... The elf isn't optimistic about this battle. He pushes the end of his scarf behind him so it doesn't get in his way and unsheathes his sword.* "Heh..."
Digifanatic gets up somewhat confidently but not overconfidently. Overconfidence is the last thing he needs.
Raena: "Just get on with the fighting." She stands up, getting herself ready.
Deloth stands up as well, taking his sword out. "Ready."
Dragoshi: *Gets up as well, twirling the bread around again. He then slides it away, and cricks his neck* "I'm also ready."
Metal Man: "Very well. Proceed to the arena."
Aribar starts towards the arena.*
Metal Man (GM): The way to the arena appears; the other fighters are already lined up on it.
Chancé proceeds to the arena.
Digifanatic: *walks in next...he gulps but he's ready.*
Natalie heads out with her partner, preparing herself for a rather harrowing battle. "Hmmm, no cards...this is gonna' be a bit dangerous."
Deloth heads towards the arena, whistling carelessly as he walks.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi walks in as well, the usual apathetic look on his face, while absentmindedly flexing his left claw.*
Metal Man (GM): You're all at the arena. The commentator starts to announce.
SIMBER: "In the red corner, the defending 'champions of good', the Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): The crowd cheers.
Aribar mutters, "Huh. They actually like us."
Dragoshi: "...So they do. So they do." *Waits for something typical that'll make the crowd boo them.*
SIMBER: "In the blue corner, the challengers for the title, Meta Knight, Pikachu, Kirby, Mario, Ice Climbers, and Star Fox!"
Chancé: "... Who installed an announcer program on SIMBAR?"
Metal Man (GM): The crowd also cheers for them. It's about even.
Digifanatic: *quietly* "I'm not sure how many of them know about what happened on our recent encounter."
Raena: "Let's get it on, you video game freaks."
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight, Pikachu, Kirby, Mario, the Ice Climbers, and Star Fox line up. The arena, which is a gigantic ship (the inside, at least...)... appears.
Digifanatic: .oO(Veteran versus veteran...this one should be good.)
Metal Man (GM): It's a generic bridge of a space ship, with controls to your left, and a wall to your right. You're facing the sides: Ahead are windows, behind you are windows. You're separated by a big hole in the middle of the floor. Denon and Quest Hunters are milling around the control panel and watching you. On the ceiling are dangerous looking electric lights. Roll inits.
Dragoshi: *...Electric lights huh? Oh god, Dragoshi has ideas.*
SIMBER: "The fighters are ready... and now we start in... Three! Two! One!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are to the left of the pit. The Smashers are to the right of it.
Raena: The Renamon drops down into a classic kung-fu fighting stance, staring down her opponent.
Dragoshi: *So, anyway, Dragoshi looks at Meta Knight. He would then rear his head back, and spew out a nice little glob of acid at Meta Knight as a way of saying hi to him after not seeing him in 5 years. :p*
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight is hit. Meta Knight is moved slightly, but still standing firm.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi runs around the pit from whatever side in which it would be convenient to meet Meta Knight at the other side. After doing so, he'd then kick MK in the face, then slide out the bread which would also double as an attempt to smack Meta Knight around with it at the same time. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight parries both attacks.
Dragoshi: *Falls back into stance and waits.*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu sees Dragoshi's attacks and then attacks him with two Pika Jolts! One hit.
Dragoshi: *Gets shocked by the first, but quickly dances around the second.*
Metal Man (GM): Mario decides to team up with Pikachu and hurl fireballs at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Dancin' around the fiyah...*
Metal Man (GM): Both are dodged. Star Fox goes after Deloth with his high powered Fox Fire move!
Deloth calmly watches Fox fly up. At the last second, he swings his sword around in a home run-style swing, hopefully bringing it into Fox's cranial cavity.
Chancé then looks to Dragoshi show got a beating and casts a barrier over him.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's sword is blocked and he is hit. Star Fox continues flying into the barrier and breaks the one on Deloth as it forms, and is stopped there.
Dragoshi: *Thumbs up to Chance. Dragoshi then quickly returns his focus on Meta Knight.*
Metal Man (GM): While Deloth is on the same tick, Meta Knight goes to slice him into bits with his sword. He isn't very lucky. The Ice Climbers decide Deloth is also a good target, and try to smash him with their hammers.
Deloth: *Fire Twist at MK!*
Metal Man (GM): Their spin goes into effect after MK-Deloth fight. MK is hit by the fire twist.
Deloth: *Out of moves, which means it's HAMMER TIME.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets hammered!
SIMBER: "Deloth takes a pounding as Meta Knight gets burned, and Chancé uses lots of barriers!"
Aribar rushes around the pit and leaps towards Kirby, boot first. The elf rebounds off of the Popstar hero (or the ground) into the air and quickly summons up some static electricity and rockets into the pink puffball!* (Smash Attack, Thunderstruck)
Metal Man (GM): Kirby attempts to counter by simply eating Aribar. He eats Aribar and gains... Thunderstruck.
Digifanatic decides he won't go for the most obvious way to shock Natalie and Raena. However, as he stares down Mario, he goes for the second most obvious way to shock the two as he grabs his keyboard and blasts Mario with his "A Day in the Life" trick. He follows it up with a quick Icy Kick.
Metal Man (GM): The Stage event triggers here; a Quest Hunter wanders into the action! He's big and wears a metal suit... and isn't doing anything at the moment. Mario gets hit twice.
Raena: "Hey! You in the blue; he's not the one you want! You're MINE!" Raena cracks her knuckles as she rushes Popo; drawing the katana on her way over to him and then giving him a pair of slashes he'll never forget.
Metal Man (GM): Popo and Nana stand there and are hit a lot. Popo even hits his head on the floor somehow.
Dragoshi: "...Ahem..." *Dragoshi said as he glared at Meta Knight, pursuing him. Once Dragoshi would close in on MK, he'd jump up into the air, spread his wings, twist around violently then come crashing down Meta Knight, in an attempted Aerodrill. Regardless of the attempt's success or failure, Dragoshi would then attempt to smash the DETH BRED into MK's face.*
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight is hit both times, Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: .oO(That should get his attention...)
Metal Man (GM): Mario sees that Dragoshi's been attacking Meta Knight and decides to chuck fireballs at him. Amazingly, it is his third fireball that actually has a chance of hitting.
Dragoshi: *Autodances around the first ball o' fire, and...* *And Dragoshi gets the last fireball in the gut after sidestepping the second.*
Metal Man (GM): The barrier is 'sploded. The Quest Hunter sees all the fighting and moves closer to the Questers. Pikachu attacks Darkdata with... Thunderbolt!!!
Chancé brings up his mirror!
Metal Man (GM): It is reflected-er, absorbed.
Chancé then tosses up another barrier!
Metal Man (GM): Kirby uses Thunderstruck against Deloth. He then uses it again.
Deloth: *Barrier blocks the first hit...* *KZZZZT.* *cough* "Do you get some kind of sick kick out of beating me around?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth would be knocked back a bit, as the Ice Climbers go in to try to kill him with their hammers.
Raena: The fox silently growls at her attempt to draw off the wonder twins, perhaps the beatdown she'll exact will do what she wants.
Metal Man (GM): Denon leaps into the arena, and, seeing that Deloth is weak, tries to stab him in the face! Deloth easily recovers. Meta Knight shows off his uberdeadly death attack and deals 50 damage!!!! But Raena isn't knocked anywhere, due to the nature of it.
Raena: She growls loudly as she crosses her arms in front of her and takes each hit as it comes. Quite a few scratches develop on her person, but she seems alright.
Digifanatic: .oO(If those two are like of the ones I know, it'll be long before they're out of it...)
Aribar tries to pay Kirby back in spades by launching another Thunderstruck at him. The elf then unleashes a Storm of Blades!*
Digifanatic changes up his strategy just a bit this turn, though the target's still the same: Mario might be the new recipient of a Fire Punch followed by another Icy Kick!
Metal Man (GM): Digi attacks... Digi hits twice. Mario's all worn out from his fighting.
Dragoshi: *So, once again, Dragoshi pursues Meta Knight once again, spewing acid at him along the way. After doing so, regardless of success or failure, Dragoshi would attempt to strike MK with a low, sweeping kick, followed up by a flipkick.*
Metal Man (GM): Mario goes after Aribar. With more fireballs. And really bad attack luck. Lots of hits on Meta Knight, I think.
Aribar summons a watery shield to deflect them.
Raena: She twirls the Digi-sabre about, and unleashes two slashes at Popo and Nana, before jumping up into the air. "Diamond Storm!" She spreads her arms and a shitload of icy daggers appear. She'd flick her arms forward then, causing the ice to rain down on the Ice Climbers.
Metal Man (GM): Ice Climbers dodge! Aribar deflects both fireballs. Julian and Trigger replace some Questers who have left the battle. Ice Climbers are hit by the Ice Cone. The Quest Hunter surveys the area and wanders around some more, having been mostly ignored. Julian fully rejoins the battle, as Fox takes aim at Aribar with his Fox Fire!
Julian: *Do you know what time it is? It's time! Primetime that is, as Julian enters the match as an alternative! He keeps with the original game plan, heading straight for Fox and going to land a crushing Liver Blow!*
Aribar waits for Fox to rocket forth and quickly dives to the side!*
Julian: *Julian knocks the wind out of Fox! Julian then follows up with a quick series of jabs to Fox's stomach, working over that rib injury he just inflicted!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is glanced for minor damage. Then Fox gets punched painfully by Julian. For cannot use any counter attacks and is hit by the rest of the stuff Julian does. The Void appears in ghost form at the bridge. He laughs, and then turns the entire stage upside-down! You all land on the ceiling... ...new hazard: Don't get smashed into the lights too hard or you'll get zapped. The Quest Hunter continues wandering around. He gets into position to see Trigger, the Ice Climbers, and Kirby go at it.
Natalie blinks as she suddenly joins her Digimon on the ceiling. After they pick themselves up, they refocus on their target.
Metal Man (GM): The Ice Climbers attack Aribar with their death hammers!
Dragoshi: .oO(...Oh my freaking gourd. This is gonna help me in such a big way.)
Metal Man (GM): Kirby uses Thunderstruck in Trigger's general direction.
Aribar blocks with his sword!*
Julian: *Julian rights his course in mid-air as he falls, landing on his feet. Julian then uses this period of disorientation to yell threats at Fox through his mouth guard, combining them with threatening hand gestures with his gloves.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar takes some damage from the hammers.
Trigger starts off running up to Kirby and begins to go combo crazy on his ass with a couple punches to his small gut then kicking him around a bit like a soccer ball, then tries to finish him off with a smashing uppercut! Then attempts to knock Kirby into the stage lights with a well placed spin attack!
Metal Man (GM): Trigger's hit by the first Thunderstruck. Then Trigger hits. Meta Knight engages Dragoshi with his sword slices of doom.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi tries to counter MK's slash with a loaf of Death Bread upside the head. Also, lulz rhyming.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is hit only once.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, in response to that single slash, Dragoshi decides to attempt to grab Meta Knight, then smash him into the lights, face-first if he succeeds.*
Metal Man (GM): Mario does some persistent fireballs at Aribar. Meta Knight cannot counter. Hit.
Aribar: *hit once.*
Metal Man (GM): Still not quite enough to shatter the lights, they are cracked. Aribar is hit and deals with the damage, etc, so... Pikachu uses Thunder at Aribar! He fails!
Aribar uses Storm of Blades to try and juggle Kirby into the air, jumps into said air above Kirby, and tries to rocket into the puffball with Thunderstruck to smack him against the lights.*
Metal Man (GM): Kirby hits his head on the ground and the Storm of Failure, then wanders into the Thunderstruck. A bad day for him.
Julian: *Julian's back on the offensive! Keeping up the pressure on Fox, Julian lays into him with another Liver Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): Fox is hit pretty heavily.
Julian: *With the move that has no damage bonus.* *But it does slow Fox down! With Fox stunned, Julian goes to grab him by the collar...*
Metal Man (GM): He manages to only barely get hit.
Julian: *Julian barely manages to grab Fox...then makes a might leap up into the sky! Air Sawyer is taking off...and crash-landing into a lighting fixture, Fox-first!*
Metal Man (GM): You smash the fixture. Both you and Fox take 15 damage!!!
Raena: Still Eskimo beatdown as she targets Popo and suddenly opens up a can of whoop-ass on him with a kung fu combo!
Metal Man (GM): Ultra hit. The Ice Climbers become Ice Pinballs from that, but they're not quite down yet. Stage Event 4... the one everyone will hate. And by coincidence, Stage even 2 and 1 all at once! Ahhhhh!!!! Simultaneously: Denon leaps out and attacks Aribar with his sword. The Quest Hunter... ...sits there. And then the entire ship crashes into the ground and explodes, threatening everybody!!! Mario is hit. Pikachu dodges. Fox gets blasted. Ice Climbers 'splode. Kirby is burned. Meta Knight gets blasted.
Raena: "SHIT!" She braces herself, and rides through the explosion.
Dragoshi: *got hit *explosion'd* "Owww..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar uses his magical powers to dodge Denon. Or not. He takes minor damage.
Trigger: *Blown up* "That hurt..."
Metal Man (GM): Mario attacks Trigger with Fireballs as Julian dodges. Also, the ship resets and is right-side-up now.
Julian: *NOT Explosioned.*
Metal Man (GM): Trigger is hit once.
Trigger: "...You're gonna pay for that, fatass." *starts to slide into Mario then begins to flatten Mario with a super combo!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. No damage to Trigger. Fox, Kirby, and the Ice Climbers decide they've had enough of being in... whatever position they're in and mob Aribar. Fox tries to burn Aribar with a Fox Fire. Kirby attacks with two Thunderstruck. Ice climbers attack with their hammers.
Aribar sidesteps Fox and backflips away from the Thunderstrucks and then conjures up a red Stopsign to block the Ice Climbers.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar takes damage from Fox Fire... then from the Kirby hit... And then some damage from the Ice Climbers.
Aribar: *Mid-air jump to get back from the 5th dimension!* *Uses Thunderstruck to get back after that roll fails*
Metal Man (GM): You barely get back... but you're on the edge, Aribar. The Quest Hunter is still wandering around, as Meta Knight looks to slash up Julian.
Julian: *Julian looks to not get slashed up.* *No dice*
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues his pursuit of Meta Knight, this time, attempting to SMAAAAAAAASH him upwards and into the lights, then follow up with an Aerodrill.*
Julian: *Julian just goes to straight-up punch out Fox! He rears back, gathers pure concussive force into his right fist, and then LAUNCHES forward right into Fox's face with a Cannon Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi hits twice, and... Also hits Fox, barely.
Aribar: *Rushes to Kirby, two barrages of Storm of Blades.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, Aribar. Fox must now jump... He succeeds and is not knocked off. Kirby leaps back on despite taking serious damage.
Raena: The gold fox then leaps up and unleashes a huge burst of frost and ice daggers.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Mario attacks Natalie with some more low-accuracy fireballs! 3... 2... 1... Raena dodged the first one.
(Somewhere between then and now I switched to using 1 on 1 battles. Yeah, this chapter's weird, I know.)
Digi vs. Pikachu:
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu is to your left and with a combat stance. The crowd watches carefully to see who hits first.
Digifanatic somehow gets the lucky break...let's see if he can make it work. Let's start off with a Fire Punch followed by an icy Kick.
Digifanatic: *Both to Pika's head...well, he's short!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu shoots two Thunder jolts at Digi! Hit, hit... 15 damage total.
Digifanatic: "Alright, alright...I'll give you credit for that." *ANYWAY! He changes up his plan to see if he can hit harder--problem is, he's gotta rest a turn. Pikachu might have had to deal with a Zubat's Supersonic, but can he deal with Digi's keyboard antics (A Day in the Life)? And then he goes for one more Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, Hit. Pikachu hurls a mighty Thunder attack at Digi. *ZAP!* The crowd cheers! Pikachu is delayed into next week for his powerful move!
Digifanatic can't seem to keep up well with two attacks per turn, BUT Pika's going to lag for a while...here goes nothing with a Hyper Beam Matrix. A hit will equal a sweep of his Brawl moves...
Metal Man (GM): Hit! Pikachu's starting to get thrown around!
Digifanatic: *Yeah, well, Digi's taken his share of damage as well, even though he's a bit more durable than the Pika.* *Unless he's been taking his Protein and Iron.*
Digifanatic decides to lay cool for this turn and use something that will only drop his defense by one...he decides to flipkick Pikachu into the air *Upward Smash*!
Metal Man (GM): Hit! He's getting weaker...
Digifanatic: .oO(Geez...I didn't know the Pokemon-Digimon rivalry was still this good!)
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu charges up a move!
Digifanatic: *Uh oh...he knows that either a Skull Bash or Smash is coming...*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu fires a Skull bash at Digi!
Digifanatic: *Not today, boys and girls!*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP.*
Digifanatic goes by that idea then...for the horde of physical and elemental barrage on Pikachu! A quick kick (Normal Move) to the feet, a Fire Punch to the head, and an Icy Kick with the other foot to Pika's stomach!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Hit. Pikachu is mildly thrown! He jumps back easily.
Digifanatic: *And there's another Hyper Beam Matrix! If this one connects, this could get interesting!*
Metal Man (GM): He goes to dodge. Hit! Pikachu just barely gets back onto the stage after that.
Digifanatic: .oO(And if I had a hammer...)
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu uses his quick attack to get Digi! He attacks again! Hit. He attacks a third time. Hit. Pikachu hurls a last-ditch Thunder! 30 damage. Digi is thrown off the stage, but leaps back easily!
Digifanatic rubs his hand on his forehead as he heads back in to the fight... He once again goes for the Rate 3 Onslaught, just trying to nip away Pika's % before he goes for the (hopefully) final blow. Two punches, this time the first being on fire, and then the Icy Kick once again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Bad luck for Pikachu in an otherwise quasi-close fight. Pikachu must jump back! Not enough... he Quick attacks back! He gets back, at the expense of Quick attack. Which doesn't eat any time for him.
Digifanatic figures he can't waste too much time...here goes A Day in the Life...and right when he takes his fingers off that last chord, he sends Pika up into the air with another flip kick!
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. Pikachu leaps back onto the stage... only enough to then postpone him to the next round.
Digifanatic then decides to go for one more Hyper Beam Matrix...does he have the ammo to make it through?
Metal Man (GM): He is hit. He just barely makes it with 1 slot left to attack. He attacks with his last Quick attack! Digi leaps back onto the stage after being hit.
Digifanatic is a bit surprised he made it back.
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu attacks with two Thunder jolts! Hit. Digi flies off... but he jumps... then he jumps again... then finally he fire punches back onto the stage!
Digifanatic just does one normal punch and then an Icy Kick...will do a Fire Punch if necessary.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Digifanatic: *And since he's got the free turn, one more Fire Punch!*
Metal Man (GM): Pikachu is sent flying off the stage and is defeated! Very close--one more hit could have done Digi in... but he failed. Battle finished. Winner: Digifanatic.
Digifanatic: *deeply exhales, not quite sure if Pika made it...he looks up, seeing the Pokemon not return...* *walking back to the others* "Win or lose, that was a good opening fight. Good luck, whoever's coming up next."
Metal Man (GM): Digifanatic wins, securing 1 point for the Quester team. Next up: Aribar.
Dragoshi: "Ehh...Took a little too long for my tastes."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but that's cause we survived all of those blows! Nobody wants a fight where everyone's having a dry streak!"
Dragoshi: "Nah. More like Pikachu was just really persistent. I gotta give 'im that."
Digifanatic: "Oh heck yes."
Aribar looks up from his spellbook.* "Huh? What? Over already?"
Dragoshi: "Yea. It's over, Ari."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. We're on the board, Ari."
Aribar: "Time flies when you're studying ways to manipulate the universe." *Stands up and stretches.*
Digifanatic: "Heh. Go get 'em."
Dragoshi: "Well, good luck, Ari." *Goes back to polishing his Star Board. Whee.*
Aribar vs. Star Fox:
Aribar nods and starts towards the arena.*
Metal Man (GM): Now... for the opponent... Star fox. Star Fox appears on the stage.
Aribar walks onto the stage, sword in hand and shiny scarf on neck!*
Metal Man (GM): Star Fox walks on stage, salutes... and then goes Blaster-crazy against Aribar!
Aribar: *With a wave of his hand the elf brings up a magical shield to block all of the shots! Or at least tries to defend against them.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Cause it's a pea shooter. Miss, miss... miss... miss. All miss. A shocking failure for Star Fox.
Aribar then rushes towards the pilot, making sure that he doesn't get the advantage of range. The wind picks up around the elf and forms into a series of razor-sharp blades and they slice into McCloud!*
Metal Man (GM): He trips on his face and takes more damage. Star Fox runs up and tries to stun Aribar with his reflector!
Aribar quickly jumps back!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar dodges... he uses Fox Phantasm against Aribar.
Aribar crouches down after landing from his jump back and springs to the right, and away from the deadly dash!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Star Fox can't hit nothin'.
Aribar rushes towards Fox and leaps into the air, sword held high above the elf's head. He then tries to bring it crashing down upon the Fox!*
Metal Man (GM): Star Fox fires a single blaster shot.
Aribar sidesteps the shot!*
Metal Man (GM): He follows it up with the reflector.
Aribar jumps out of the way!*
Metal Man (GM): He cannot hit Aribar, no matter what he does.
Aribar decides to go on the offense now! The mage summons up a whirlwind and focuses it into an entire armory of blades before unleashing a flurry of biting blows upon the fox. Aribar then jumps into the air and charges up his electrical powers before rocketing towards McCloud!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Metal Man (GM): Star Fox attacks with his reflector again.
Aribar tries to roll out of the way.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is reflected and stunned!
Aribar receives a jarring first hit!*
Metal Man (GM): He attacks Aribar with another reflector shot after that. No. That's not a status effect. It knocks him back in the turn order.
Aribar attempts to fall away from the shot while shaking of the stun.*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* More damage. Star Fox attacks with his Fox fire-thingy attack!
Aribar tries to roll to the side!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar evades. Star Fox flies into next week.
Aribar tries to retaliates by rushing over to Fox and smash him farther down the stage!*
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over it.
Aribar then unleashes another flurry of wind-powered sword blows!*
Metal Man (GM): He ducks to the side. He leaps again!
Metal Man (GM): Star Fox attacks with his Blaster once!
Aribar tries to desperately dive away!*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* He then closes in with that nasty reflector.
Aribar rolls away!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar avoids.
Aribar then quickly tries to charge up some electricity and blast Fox from point-blank! He then tries to smack the pilot around in the air a bit with another Storm of Blades.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Star Fox goes nuts with lasers!
Aribar gets with the fancy footwork and whatnot!
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit.
Aribar is blasted...*
Metal Man (GM): Star Fox goes at Aribar with the reflector!
Aribar tries to dodge!*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* 10 damage, knocked back! Star Fox goes for the blood with another reflector attack! And fails!
Aribar: *Go team Aribar!* *He decides to go for some more payback by trying to unleash a mighty slash at Fox with his blade!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He jumps back. Star Fox's really mad now. He uses his Fox fire!
Aribar steps to the left!*
Metal Man (GM): *BURN* 25 damage.
Aribar rushes over to his foxy foe and unleashes a barrage of quick sword strikes upon him!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss miss. Fox makes a perfect return to the stage despite all the hits.
Aribar then unleashes some wind-powered slashes with a Storm of Blades before trying to send the Fox flying with a Thunderstruck!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Fox Phantasm! Fox Phantasm! Fox's luck suckz! Fox dies! Winner: Aribar.
Aribar: "Never mess with a Jentanian wizard!"
Aribar triumphantly leaves the field.*
Trigger vs. Kirby:
Metal Man (GM): Kirby tries out Copy! He steals... Sliding Kick! And gets a weird little hat.
Trigger then goes on the offensive with a super combo.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Kirby's already in trouble... but... He strikes back with Stone Drop! You are hit for a whopping 25 damage.
Trigger tries to grab Kirby.
Metal Man (GM): Kirby dodges!
Trigger tries to grab him one more time if he can.
Metal Man (GM): You hit.
Trigger then chucks Kirby as far as he can.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Kirby attacks... with another stone drop! *BLAM*
Trigger slides into Kirby hoping to knock his block off.
Metal Man (GM): Kirby leaps over the kick!
Trigger then tries to connect with a smash attack before Kirby lands.
Metal Man (GM): He is hit! Kirby's turn. Kirby spams more death rock! Hit.
Trigger goes after Kirby with another super combo!
Metal Man (GM): Hit! Kirby uses cheapness drop! He misses. Bad luck, Kirby.
Trigger slides into Kirby again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Trigger then finishes him off with another Smash Attack!
Metal Man (GM): Kirby says hello hellooo! Kirby says hello goodbye!!! Miss. Kirby uses omni-cheap lazor-err, Stone Drop. 25 damageo. Cheapo strike +1! Audience boos Kirby.
Dragoshi: *Also joins in with the booing crowd from wherever he is.*
Trigger once again goes for a super combo!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Trigger then tries to spin attack Kirby off the arena!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Kirby attacks with cheap drop! Hit. Trigger leap back easily after being knocked off the stage.
Trigger: "...I'm not done with you yet!"
Trigger runs at Kirby and tries to grab him!
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Trigger then begins to punch him while still holding on so he can't get away.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit.
Trigger then chucks Kirby overboard!
Metal Man (GM): Not enough to knock him off. Cheapzilla attacks with Stone lazor! Trigger dodges.
Trigger then gets up close and personal with a super combo!
Trigger then finishes him off with a SMASH ATTACK!!! "HEY KIRBY!!! OPEN WIDE!!!"
Digifanatic: .oO(No! Don't tell that to KIRBY!)
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Metal Man (GM): He returns safely.
Trigger: "Grrr... Hmmm, crowd seems kinda lackluster tonight..."
Metal Man (GM): Kirby attacks with his hammer! Hit! Trigger barely gets back onto the stage!
Trigger: .oO("I could really use the crowd's support about now...")
Metal Man (GM): Kirby attacks with cheap stone!
Dragoshi: *From wherever he is* "Oh, come on! Can you do anything other than that, you friggin' one-trick pony?!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit ...Trigger's out of jumps... Kirby defeats Trigger with cheap laser! The crowd boos. People hurl rocks at Kirby. Kirby eats the rocks. Kirby turns into a rock and scares them away.
SIMBER: "Uhhh... okay... Kirby wins!"
Trigger: "YOU CHEAP SON OF A BIT--*asplode.*
Dragoshi: *Looks for something to hurl at Kirby.*
Metal Man (GM): The standings now: Questers 2, Smashers 1
Dragoshi: "Hmph. I find it disappointing that Kirby could only win by being a one-trick pony. And, I'm also sad that I can't find anything to hurl at him...Nor can I sock him for his flagrant abuse of one move."
Trigger walks over to Dragoshi after losing. "...Damn it...I can't believe I lost to THAT!!" *points to Kirby.*
Dragoshi: "...If it's any consolation, he got booed by the crowd twice, and he BSed you out of a win. ...fuck I worded that wrong"
Trigger: "...Thanks...dickhead." *walks off pissed.*
Dragoshi: "What I meant was...The only reason he won is that-...Screw, it. I'm too flustered by Kirby's idiocy to speak properly"
Trigger: *walks back to Drago* "...Sorry, I'm just kinda pissed off right now, I didn't mean to take it out on you.
Dragoshi: "...No problem. I'd be pissed too if that happened to me." .oO(Lessee...Seeing as Kirby, Fox, and Pikachu have gone...Who's left now? Mario, Meta Knight, and...I know) there was a sixth person, but I can't remember 'em.)
Dragoshi vs. Ice Climbers:
Metal Man (GM): Normal battlefield. Crowd remains a little POed at Smashers.
Dragoshi: *Reaaaaaalll-y doesn't blame them.*
Metal Man (GM): Ice climbers chuck ice bergs at Dragoshi. One hit.
Dragoshi: *And, how does Dragoshi start off the fight? Simple. He decides to start off by attempting to tenderize the duo by shooting at Popo with an Acidic burst, following up with a quick upwards flipkick to the head, and ending it by attempting to smack Popo around with his tail.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
Dragoshi: *And, for his second turn in a row, he would proceed to slam into Popo with a loaf of DETH BREAD, then follow up that slam by ramming it into him.*
Metal Man (GM): Behold, inability to dodge anything. So... hit. Ice Climbers attempt to get revenge with blizzard. Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to continue along the path of simplicity and smack Popo around with a low sweeping kick, followed up by attempting to slam into Popo's face with his tail. Hard.*
Metal Man (GM): Ok... Hit, hit. Ouch. Ice Climbers use their Hammer spin! Miss.
Dragoshi: *Dances away from the hammer spin.* *So, anyway, that thar Dragoshi just simply burns up time by spitting moar acid at Popo, then, he...rolls...into him, and then, when he stops his rolling, he would then try to claw at 'im. And stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit. Ice Climbers attack with hammers again. Failure.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues his barrage of normal attacks, starting up by clawing at Popo with his left claw, then trying to kick him upside the head, and ending in an attempted tail-smack to the face.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits.
Dragoshi: "Alright, enough messing around here." *Then, Dragoshi zooms over to Popo and attempts to wrap his tail around the Ice Climber and strangle the everloving crap out of him.* *And, Popo suddenly feels the very life being viciously choked out of him as he's then slammed against the ground as Dragoshi yells and starts viciously break-tapdancing on him. Once he jumps off, he would then rear back and attempt to SMAAAAAAAAAAAAASH into Popo with a fearsome headbutt.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. They jump back after being thrown for a bit.
Dragoshi: *Smiles twistedly* "Now this is gonna be fun..." *Says this as he starts his little mid-battle cooldown exercise*
Metal Man (GM): Ice Climbers use their hammers in desperation... Missed.
Dragoshi: *Spins outta the way.* *Cricks his claws a little bit, before smiling again, and going about his usual rounds of tenderizing...But, this time, instead of using Normal Attacks, he decides to jump up into the air, spread his wings out, twist around and around, then come crashing down on Popo in an Aerodrill. After he falls out of said Aerodrill, he would then rear back, and attempt to SMAAAAAAAAAASH into Popo with a flipkick of deadlier-than-usual proportions.*
Metal Man (GM): They get back after being knocked away again. And they Belay attack Dragoshi... And miss.
Dragoshi: *Sidesteps, and continues his tenderizing, this time with the usual foray of Normal Attacks, starting up with a generic clawing attack at Popo, followed up with a kick to the face, and ending in a tailsmack. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): The Ice Climbers fly to their doom!
Dragoshi: "Well, that was simple enough..."
Julian vs. Meta Knight:
Metal Man (GM): Plain arena.
Julian: *Aaaaand Julian starts us off with a low-hanging hook to MK's side,intending to knock the wind out of him! Liver Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Pow! Julian winds MK...and then PUNCHES HIM IN THE FACE with the Golden Gloves! How's that for a 1-2 Punch? 5% and -3 DV BTW.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian drops back after landing the jab to the face, putting up his defenses.*
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight attacks fiercely with his sword! Hit.
Julian: *Julian is attacked fiercely by Meta Knight! Ow my shin!*
Julian: *Blahblahblah CANNON BLOW!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Meta Knight tries to hit Julian with more slashes this time! Miss.
Julian: *Hahahahaha you suck. Julian goes to soften MK up with another Liver Blow!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Julian: *Julian then unloads on the vulnerable MK with the Triple Legendary Fist To Face Technique! Normal Attack * 3.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit+, hit. Meta Knight... attempts the same move, 'cause it is his best, after all.
Julian: *Oh shit.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, he has a hard time hitting. He finally hits Julian for a whopping 40 damage, though!
Julian: *Julian forgot how much pain hurts, but tries to pay it back almost in full with a 1-2 Combo from his Golden Gloves! Sock it to ya!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. He's already pretty high up there. If Meta Knight was more powerful, you'd be in lock-step. Meta Knight is forced to continue using his best move, for his accuracy has been bad.
Julian: *Oh god.*
Metal Man (GM): And you take... 20 damage. His move's one flaw: Far too little rate to be useful against Julian. It does make julienne fries though.
Julian: *Liver blow, 1-2-3 Combo**
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Big time. Meta Knight gets back to the stage. Then he is hit and must jump again... Gets back handily. Meta Knight then goes to glide into Julian twice.
Julian: *Julian is glided into! The pain!*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. He attacks three more times!
Julian: *Julian is too fast and too furious to be hit!* *CANNON BLOW! Get offa my cloud!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He gets back. He recovers, then uses three more gliding attacks. Last one misses pretty much, heh.
Metal Man (GM): Ok... one hit.
Julian: *GOLDEN GLOVES OF PAIN.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. First jump... Second jump... He gets back... barely, and having used all his jumps.
Julian: *And Julian greets him with another punch to the face! Edgeguardtastic!*
Metal Man (GM): No dodge. Hit. He is knocked to his doom. (No jump left) You win!
Julian: *Flex!* "That's how it's done!"
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight shrugs. "Perhaps I need to train more." In the distance, Proctor looks on (unseen), and, furious, walks out and vanishes. Apparently his latest scheme failed with that match. Whatever the heck it was.
Dragoshi: *Claps as he watches the fight end.*
Digifanatic: "Man, he's as much of a closer as he ever has been...but I'd still like to see the last match be fought." .oO(And I'd like to see what-are-their-names before I introduce myself to them.)
Metal Man (GM): The Smashers assemble and look to all of you.
Meta Knight: "Hm... so you are worthy opponents in the battlefield. But... we request one more thing of all of you. That you fight with honor in the field; for power without is... nothing."
Digifanatic: *gives a slight nod upon hearing this...he's usually not a ruthless guy.*
Julian: "No prob."
Dragoshi: *Nods* "Understood."
Meta Knight: "With that, I leave you to your work; we shall meet again soon. The Smash League shall begin, and then we can fight again."
Digifanatic: "Well...the question is--oh, good. That answers what I was going to ask."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at the arena, having finished their challenge. Metal Man wanders in, glancing around.
Metal Man: "It appears that the Smashers have been defeated, and, therefore, Dr. Proctor's crazy plan is thwarted. That leaves us... what should we do next?"
Digifanatic: "Good question..."
Julian: "Kick his ass?"
Metal Man: "A good possibility. SIMBER. Give me information on where Proctor went."
SIMBER: "He's hard to track..."
Metal Man: "Pft."
SIMBER: "Ah, here we are."
Metal Man (GM): It shows the wreckage of a building. A Space Pirate-inspired one. Right nearby, too.
SIMBER: "Luigi ran his little crazy 'faction' from here. Of course, since we beat him up right near HQ, it got toasted by opportunistic people with guns."
SIMBER: "Proctor was last seen in that headquarters. I assume you'd want to get him?"
Digifanatic: "Why not?"
Julian: "You bet."
Metal Man: "It appears we can warp you right in front of it, then... you're clear to go."
SIMBER: "The warp room is active. I await your return." *Vanishes.*
Digifanatic: *heads for the warp room.*
Trigger: *heads for the warp room as well.*
Metal Man (GM): The warp room already has a warp open; do you enter it?
Julian: *Hells yeah.*
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* You all appear before a burnt out building of sorts. The front door's poorly closed; no lock, it was obliterated. The place's been thoroughly destroyed. You wonder why Proctor would even bother going into it.
Julian: *Or why we would even bother going into it. NEVERTHELESS! Onwards.*
Digifanatic: "Nothing else to do." *starts to walk in...if someone objects, say so.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk in, and find a ruined hallway. Empty, empty, empty. Broken debris about. But something of interest: A large bulkhead, destroyed. It leads, almost immediately, to whatever was the 'control room' of the area.
Julian: *To the control area!*
Digifanatic takes a quick look at the debris and bulkhead to see if there's anything notable before hitting the control area.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing much. All ruins.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along.*
Trigger follows the group.
Metal Man (GM): You soon enter, to see Dr. Proctor. Oddly... he is sitting in his chair calmly. He sits before a really large, really fried control panel.
Dr. Proctor: "The Questers, as I predicted. That is why I came here in the first place."
Julian: "You gonna come quietly, or we gonna have to make a ruckus?"
Dragoshi: *Just silently watches.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Hey, as far as I know, this ain't his base...it's just a hideout.)
Dr. Proctor: "You cannot stop my research. It is too late to." *He cracks his fingers.* "Your... encounters... have informed me well of my mistakes."
Julian: "Look, if all this research an' shit you doin' is 'peaceful', why not do it wit' us? If there ain't nothin' wrong, you ain't gonna have any problem doin' it under our supervision."
Dr. Proctor: "True... but what would you do for me?" He puts his hands in his lap, a shiny ring showing.
Julian: "Give you some place to do it that ain't a hellhole?"
Dr. Proctor: *He chuckles* "Did you really think I experiment here? This place was simply a useful meeting place. I have a place far superior." *He picks his teeth.*
Julian: "An' you don't get us constantly goin' after you. That's a perk."
Dr. Proctor: "I could simply give you accurate descriptions of my research. It is perfectly harmless, after all. I simply wish to create a perfect reviving machine."
Digifanatic: "Okay. That's understandable...but what sort of things would you revive with it? That's what we're concerned about."
Julian: "Under Quester supervision. If you're gonna revive some big-bad that we fought before, we'd like to know about it before hand so we can be there 'fore it gets outta hand."
Dr. Proctor: "What I revive... is not important. I simply need dead things to revive with it. If you can give me things which have freshly died which are NOT bad guys you fear, then I would be... fine."
Digifanatic: .oO(Ooh, I think you said the wrong thing to an audience like us...) .oO(Wait...)
Julian: "We don't deal in killin' things that ain't about to kill us."
Dragoshi: .oO(A perfect reviving machine...? Bah. That's just wrong on so many levels...)
Dr. Proctor: "Yes. However, your reaction to Mr. Blonde gives me the idea that some of them you do not mind more than others. Per se, a Goomba over Mr. Blonde."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I wonder if there's a murder mystery that needs to be solved in some city right now. That would be a good, lawful way to test it, wouldn't it?"
Dr. Proctor: "My machine is not complete... I do not want to harm innocent people. I want evil beings whom no one will care are being incorrectly revived."
Digifanatic: "But you're not harming anyone if they're already dead, right? At least, that's how I interpreted it."
Dr. Proctor: "Not specifically, no. But I do not want to potentially damage victims of murders. Rather I wish to have more like those you slay... I don't care. Robot, human, alien. The machine has a universal recognition of life force."
Digifanatic: "Okay, I see what you meant. My bad."
Dr. Proctor: "You are very good at making dead bodies of evil people, you see. I am nearly complete. If you could just send me the corpses of the next corpses you kill that are not ones you care about..."
Julian: "Hmmm...Think we might be able to set up wit' that. How you feel about goo?"
Digifanatic: "If they're at least as fresh as you requested, it's a possibility."
Dragoshi: .oO(...Oh god, not those guys.)
Dr. Proctor: "Goo? What is it when it is alive?"
Julian: "Killer robots with machine guns.*
Dr. Proctor: "So you wouldn't mind if I revived that? Seriously?" He seems interested.
Julian: "If you ain't gonna sic 'em on us or anyone else, sure."
Digifanatic: "Heh, well, we could re-kill it without much a hitch if necessary."
Dr. Proctor: "Zero was... a mistake. I only wish to revive." *He thinks.* "I will accept your offer, then. Additionally, I am sure you wish to see my machine."
Julian: "Would help."
Dragoshi: *Just nods* .oO(Might as well...)
Metal Man (GM): He takes the covers off of a weird, rolling-vacuum cleaner like device, with lots of electrodes and a single energy tank in the center. It contains something so dark the container is pitch black.
Dr. Proctor: "Using this dark object, I suck the darkness that killed the enemy away. This causes them to revive. It has been effective despite how thorough you are with killing. Its only problem is, originally, it make whoever it revived evil. I fixed that. Then it made them psychotic. I have fixed that too. Just a few more revives and it should be perfect."
Digifanatic is unsure to react as if Proctor is an honest man...he's made this mistake of over-gullibility before.
Dr. Proctor: "Now... I shall write up a contract so we don't get off on the wrong foot later and forget. Here. You write it." He hands a paper and pen to Julian. "It is simple. 'We, the Questers, will provide Dr. Proctor 10 test corpses for his revive machine, and not interfere with his research that pertains solely to reviving the dead. If Dr. Proctor should break this agreement, we may continue to attack him. Once the 10 corpses are supplied, the contract is up."
Julian: *Julian writes it down...unfortunately, Julian has terrible handwriting.*
Dr. Proctor: "Hm... well, it'll do. Now let us all sign it." *Signs it.*
Digifanatic: *signs soon after.*
Dragoshi: *...Signs it...Albeit a little hesitant to do so at first..*
Dr. Proctor: "I assume you will be collecting this goo soon, then?"
Julian: "Hol' up. I'd like to add a little clause here that if anythin' Dr. Proctor revives happens to go psycho, he's gotta call the Questers so we know about it wit'out havin' to wait for it to pop up on the Mission screen."
Digifanatic: "Ah, good idea."
Dr. Proctor: "Fair enough. I'd rather have it killed than have to get in trouble for it."
Dragoshi: "Yea. Best to nip it in the bud before it becomes apparent."
Julian: *Julian scribbles that in as an addendum...*
Dr. Proctor: "So... we are all agreed, then?"
Julian: *Signs* "Looks like it..."
Dragoshi: "I suppose so..."
Dr. Proctor: "I simply wanted to experiment, so... once I am done, I will present the results and we can then discuss what to do next." He stands up. "If you'll excuse me... I'm off to my lab to prepare. I will give you the coordinates to my lab." He gives you a piece of paper with them written on it. "I know you wouldn't trust a data version."
Dr. Proctor: "Goodbye... may we meet again under less stressed pretenses." The man then suddenly beams out as if warped from above. Very odd.
Digifanatic: "Anyways... Let's see if we can get those first few bodies, right?"
Julian: *And Julian calls up Base!* "Yo, we got an agreement here from Dr. Proctor. Says we won't attack him if he don't use his research to try an' kill us or anyone else. But first we gotta head back to...shoot, where'd we fight those robots again?"
Metal Man (GM): (Dex) "The corporation place. I'll contact the weird guy about that Corporation. We should have a mission for it by tomorrow, then. Hope you're ready for a real big fight."
Julian: *Dex* "Never not. Send us a warp."
Metal Man (GM): A warp to HQ appears.
Julian: *Into the warp!*
Dragoshi: *Moseying on along...*
Metal Man (GM): Mission complete.