Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 432: Boring Errands
Date: February 1st & February 6th, 2008.
Metal Man (GM): It's a quiet day at HQ, with everything as normal, including the book area and such. Metal Man walks about as Professor Oak checks out some pictures. He apparently went on a trip before recently, perhaps to an island. Dr. Mario counts his coins as Princess Peach idly walks through the cafeteria.
ChancÃ© returns the book on 6 will enchanting objects to SIMBER in the book room.
Metal Man (GM): SIMBER is seen maintaining the databases. They've mushroomed greatly in size, so much as to become cumbersome. SIMBER appears before ChancÃ©.
SIMBER: "Ah, returning this? Thank you." He takes it...
Metal Man (GM): ChancÃ© learned Enchant Object! ChancÃ© can now enchant objects with an appropriate Will check!
Digifanatic: *In R&R, Digi is oddly seen lying face up on one of the couches, or if someone is not likened to this, he's face up on the floor, staring monotonously at the ceiling. Despite his usually bright persona, he seems a bit frazzled.*
ChancÃ©: "SIMBER, is there any books on useless but flashy spells?"
SIMBER: "Flash? Pyrotechnics? Wait, that one's useful. Uhhh... Hologram I?"
ChancÃ©: "Or spells that could be considered prank spells?"
Digifanatic: .oO(This has got to be one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me...)
Dragoshi: *Pretty much looking at some of the stuff he's acquisitioned over time. Like the broken shield generator, that turquoise gun barrel, and that Star Board.* "... I really need to get around to figuring out how to get the stuff that's needed for these." >_>;; "..Ah well, I'll get around to it, eventually."
Metal Man walks on over and glances at Digi. "Hey Digi. What's new?"
ChancÃ©: "Hologram I?"
Digifanatic: "Uh, not much... I'm just not sure if my mind's screwing around with me or what..."
SIMBER: "Makes a holographic image. Can only really deceive sight, since it's... a hologram. The image cannot exceed the size of a car. Although some experienced casters can create very detailed ones. It cannot speak, but you can make a lot of flashy images."
Digifanatic: "To be honest, it goes back a little while... when we tried doing that 6 on 6 before we got warped out."
ChancÃ© gains a very evil grin.
Metal Man: "Hm. What's weird, then?" *He scratches his ear. You know what's weird? Metal Man's weird.*
ChancÃ©: "The cost?"
Dragoshi: "Well, except for the generator. Just need to find someone who's good at fixing stuff like that up and the right amount of money, so that'll be easy... Though, the gun barrel on the other hand... That's gonna take a bit longer, and if I correctly remember what Metal said a while ago, the power source for the Star Board would take a mission to find."
SIMBER: *Another clone appears before Dragoshi* "I know how to repair things. Perhaps I can help you?"
Deloth: *pokes his head into R&R* "Hey, Metal, we got any fish?"
SIMBER: *One in front of Darkdata* "I take it you'd like that book?"
ChancÃ©: "Sounds great SIMBER. The cost?"
Metal Man: "No, we do not have any banana--oh, fish. In the fridge."
SIMBER: "30 coins. Cheap."
ChancÃ©: "I'll take it."
Digifanatic: "Well... I don't know if my mind is blanking out on me or what, but there was this one middle-aged girl that was with the rest of us..."
Deloth: "Cool." *pops back out and heads to the kitchen.*
Dragoshi: "Oh! Well, then. First..." *He holds up the broken shield generator* "How much would it cost to repair this?"
ChancÃ© hands over 30 coins.
SIMBER: *hands over the book.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You see a semi-old fridge, with a familiar worn handle.
Digifanatic: "I do not know her personally, but the fact that she shares a similar background to mines is just strange... and that's the only time I've seen her. It's like some sort of delusion."
Metal Man (GM): Inside would be some fish, some spaghetti, some frozen burgers, burritos, Energy drink, etc. general food.
ChancÃ©: "Thank you SIMBER."
ChancÃ© heads to find peach.
Metal Man: "Huh. I wish I was lucky like you. I have nobody else who shares a background with me. It's almost like my history was deleted..."
SIMBER: *Speaks to Dragoshi* "To fix that? That looks... expensive. Uh... ask Professor Oak, he can do it for at least 50 coins."
Digifanatic: "I guess nearly six years or so away from Earth has done that to me."
Deloth: "FISH!" *pulls it out and digs in.*
Metal Man: "Yeah, I could tell."
Metal Man (GM): It's raw fish, but that's not a problem for you. Well, actually, a little bit frozen...
Digifanatic: "Like my mind's just trying to create something that'll give me hope that I can one day see my old friends again... hmm, wait a minute. Remember when Dr. Carroll contacted us?"
Dragoshi: "'K. Now, for my other thing..." *Holds up the Star Board* "Got any idea where the power source for this thing is?"
ChancÃ© Lucent: .oO(Now where did peach go.)
Deloth: *CRRNCH CRRNCH CRRNCH.* "Mmm. Fishsicle."
Metal Man: "Yeah, I do. That was weird."
SIMBER: "Hmmm... Metal Man should know, he was friends with Star Steel."
Digifanatic: "Is there anyway we have a Warp Room database that can allow me to go back, even for a day or two?"
Metal Man (GM): Peach is in the hallway near the stadium.
Digifanatic: "Or was that done for after Carroll got killed?"
Dragoshi: "I see. Thanks. And, last but not least." *Shows SIMBER the turquoise gun barrel* "Do you know of any other parts that go along with with this?"
Metal Man: "Go back? Well, sure. Due to our little re-arrangement of reality... We can't go to Carrol's reality, at least, not the same one. But we can go to yours."
SIMBER: "No, but you could have some made by Snake."
Digifanatic: "Oh my..." *stands up.*
ChancÃ©: "Ah, princess Peach, there you are. Do you have time for me to ask you a question?"
Digifanatic: "I thought this could never happen."
Dragoshi: *Puts his stuff away* "I see. Thanks" *Bows in thanks, then heads off to go on the search... for Professor Oak!*
Metal Man: "Well, you sent letters to it thanks to The Void. It was only a matter of decoding in order to re-establish a warp."
Deloth opens the fridge again and starts pulling out stuff at random.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but those were years ago."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds Cactusade, Spicy pomegranate juice... cream of toast... ... What was the last time somebody restocked this? A can of peanut butter: "USE BEFORE: THE VOID DIES"
Digifanatic: "When we last took care of the Void, you said if we tried going back to our homes, we couldn't come back here."
Deloth: *Who cares? Chomp!*
Digifanatic: "Which is why I stayed here... because I loved this job so much."
Metal Man (GM): The bizarre mixture of flavors and rotten things begins to sicken Deloth. Do you continue to eat anything at all?
Metal Man: "Well, yes. That was... a lie."
Metal Man looks down.
Metal Man: "It was to keep you from leaving forever. But now I realize that is silly."
Digifanatic: *actually chuckles* "Ahhhh... Well, you got me!"
Metal Man: "Julian had the chance to leave us for millions. Now he's back in the fields where he gets beaten up by every guy we see. Heck, I don't know what it is, but every enemy seems to target him and Dragoshi."
Digifanatic: *pats Metal's back.*
Deloth stops and leans back against the wall...
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi reaches professor Oak. Professor Oak stares at badly-taken pictures.
Oak: "I knew I shouldn't have let Todd drink my rare wine..."
Oak: "Since when is this art?" *He stares at a blurry picture of a Charmander's foot.* "And this is definitely not a Porygon..." *Image of a broken TV out on the beach.*
Digifanatic: "And trust me, the only time I plan on leaving here forever is if A) I decide to fully retire my Questership, B) I can't find anything else here to do, or C) There's some really seriously stuff going down on Earth in which my abilities here might come into play. Fortunately, those first two shouldn't be happening to me in a while."
Oak: "..." *Image of a fly, close up* "I don't think this is a Venomoth either."
Metal Man: "Well, in reality, you're free to come and go anyway... sooner or later we should end our problems with the bad guys. I hope."
Dragoshi: *Looks at the pictures* "... Not gonna ask." *Looks back at Oak* "... Hey. Could you fix this?" *Shows Oak the shield generator that he stole offa Trent last season..*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth feels slightly better now that he's done eating the old stuff... but now the fridge is empty!
ChancÃ©: "I have a friend who seems to always be in a grumpy mood, and since you are a famous cook, I was wondering if you knew a really good recipe I could prepare for her?"
Oak: "Oh, one of those. Dr. Carrol told me how to make that work. But it's expensive... 50 coins... to get the parts and repair it."
Deloth heads over to R&R again. "We're all out of everything."
Peach: "Oh, uh... yes. What does your friend like?"
Metal Man: "Out of everything? That can't be. I thought VG was buying groceries."
ChancÃ©: "She won't say. She seems to like fudge though."
Metal Man (GM): A discarded milk carton is accidentally kicked in by Deloth. An image of VG is front and center on it. 'MISSING'
Digifanatic: "Yeah... if all I need is a few days to say hello and talk to people as to what it's like--cause people really wonder if this is like what they imagine it to be--then so be it. I might miss one or two mission, but it's not the first time I've done that."
Deloth: "... As I was saying, we're all out of everything. Especially fish."
Dragoshi: "Eh. I have the funds for it." *Pulls out a sack, and pours out some coins on the table, then quickly stacks 'em up 'till there's 50 and puts the rest away* "That should be enough, if I'm not mistaken."
Digifanatic: .oO(And hopefully, I'll stop having these odd delusions.)
Metal Man: "Well, Deloth... what you need to realize is that we're all in this together." *Turns to Digi* "How could you eat all of the food, Digi? I need that to hurl at lawn gnomes!"
Digifanatic: "I didn't!"
Metal Man (GM): You notice Metal Man's helmet is on sideways.
Metal Man: "There's no use denying it, Digi. You ate the food. Look at this milk carton in your hand!" *He picks up a lamp.*
Digifanatic: "Oh god, are you playing the Amazing Screw-in Helmet game again?"
Metal Man: "Huh?" *Looks to the side, knocks over a table* "Oh." *Screws helmet back on right* "I hate when that happens."
Digifanatic: "Do you ever get dizzy when that happens?"
Peach: "Fudge? Well then... I know a good recipe for fudge brownies... though it's in my room. Would you mind if I got it?"
Metal Man: "I feel dizzy all the time, these days. My armor isn't good for my sight or my balance, as it's lopsided with all my keepsakes."
Metal Man: "Some day I'll need some repairs to it... spinning Deloth..."
ChancÃ©: "I can wait. *Hands Peach a frying pan from the kitchen*"
Metal Man: "So many Deloths..."
ChancÃ©: "Just in case Bowser comes. :P"
Digifanatic: "Dude, there's only one Deloth in the room."
Deloth: "So where can I get some more fish?"
Peach: "I'm quite good enough at defending myself now, but thank you." She smiles and walks off.
Oak: "Ah! You are quite rich, Dragoshi. Just give me a day and the shield thingy and I'll have it going for you."
Metal Man: *Hits head* "Ow. Well, my suit is sort of wearing out, you see, after these years... I could use a new phazon power pack. We could get some food, some fish, and a new phazon power pack if you want."
Metal Man (GM): Peach returns to Chance`, carrying a cookbook.
Peach: "I got a copy just for you. Here!" She gives Chance` a brownie recipe.
Dragoshi: *Nods* "Understood. Thanks." *Walks out of the room and goes to search for Metal.*
ChancÃ© takes the recipe.
Deloth: "Fish! Where?"
Metal Man (GM): Metal is in R&R, looking lopsided.
ChancÃ© bows. "Thank you Peach."
Metal Man: "The Toad Market, just down the way... I'd like to come, though, unless you want to buy it yourself!"
ChancÃ©: "Have a wonderful day!"
Peach: "You're welcome." She nods. "Need anything else? I have to go to a little meeting down the hallway..."
Deloth: "I don't mind. Come along."
Metal Man: "We should look for VG, too, some day. We need somebody to get the groceries every day..."
ChancÃ©: "I think I am going to join the others. Good luck with the meeting, I hope it will not be boring."
Peach: "Me too." She does a curtsy and walks off.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man gets out his dex.
ChancÃ© bows and walks to the others.
Metal Man: "Okay... now... where is the grocery store..."
Dex: "Toad town, you idiot."
Metal Man: "..." *SMACK.*
Dex: "I am sorry, it is in the middle of the sun."
Metal Man: "To the sun!"
ChancÃ© enters the room. So what is going on; why is meat beating his Dex.
Metal Man shakes his head.
Metal Man: "Right... Toad Town."
Metal Man (GM): Chance` would see... it appears Metal is getting directions.
Deloth: "Okay, so let's go already."
Metal Man: "Okay then, so... all of you here, and me... can walk to the grocery store. Unless you like my driving skills."
Dragoshi: *Off to see the Mettaur, the wonderful Mettaur of Quoz! ... AKA Metal.*
Digifanatic: "Oh no..."
Metal Man makes a driving motion and accidentally knocks over a vase. "Uh... not like that!"
Deloth runs out the door without asking further questions.
Metal Man walks out the door.
SIMBER: "I shall ensure no one breaks in while you are gone."
Digifanatic will walk, thank you very much.
ChancÃ©: "SIMBER, if you see Bowser, feed him some of the mold from the fridge? Heh. *follows the others*"
SIMBER: "But--" *Chance` walks out* "... Deloth ATE that mold."
Metal Man (GM): You begin walking out, first on a short dirt path, then up a sidewalk. Toad Town's a bit more modern now; there's a few streets, a few cars, and houses. Metal Man looks around like he hasn't been there for a while.
Deloth FLOORS it towards Toad Town Market. Fish is there!
Metal Man: "Okay... we're at Heart and Spade street... where should we go..." *Deloth flies past* "Oh, right, that way."
ChancÃ© flips open his dex. "Yes SIMBER?"
SIMBER: "... The mold was eaten by Deloth."
ChancÃ©: "Oh. That would explain.."
Metal Man follows Deloth.
ChancÃ©: "... This will not end well."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is able to find the store very quickly, thanks to his mold-poison infused existence. Metal Man stumbles in after Deloth. This store... is very strange.
ChancÃ© follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): It possesses heart pieces, heart containers... phoenix downs... ..generic food (think all the many SSB:M food items.)
Deloth slams his claws into the sidewalk, skid-turns toward the door, and runs in.
Metal Man (GM): It also has a non-food section. At least, not food for normal people.
Deloth: "Where's your fish?"
ChancÃ©: "Deloth, do you want fish in a pill?"
Metal Man (GM): You speak to the shopkeeper... who is an old man.
Old Man: "TO GET FISH, YOU MUST GO TO LOW PLACE. IT IS DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE. TAKE THIS." He gives Deloth a weird coupon.
Deloth stares at the old man, then the coupon.
Old Man: "DODONGOS DISLIKE SMOKE. YOU MUST KNOW. FISH FIFTEEN COINS PER FISH."
Metal Man looks at the Old man. "I require some radioactive phazon fuel."
Deloth slaps 60 coins on the counter while examining the coupon.
Old Man: "REQUIRE YOU OBJECT NOT SOLD IN NORMAL STORE. GO FISH."
Metal Man (GM): The coupon is '5 off per fish if you buy 3 or more--offer valid UNTIL A GIGANTIC EXPLOSION MOON DESTROYS IT'
Metal Man: "But Deloth has already bought fish!"
ChancÃ© aims a Megavitamin at the old man's mouth to cure his CAPSLOCKOSIS.
Deloth then slaps down the coupon. "Supply me."
Old Man: "YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE METAPHOR, THEREFORE YOU DO NOT FIND IN STORE."
Metal Man (GM): You hit the man with the megavitamin, while the man teleports pixellated fish to Deloth.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi is lost in HQ. Great. Might as well dex SIMBER* "Hey, SIMBER. Where'd Metal go?"
Old Man: "MONEY YOU PAY, FISH YOU RECEIVE." *Hit by Megavitamin.* "ITEM YOU SELL TO ME." 1/2 the megavitamin's cost in coins fly back to Chance`.
Deloth steps behind another aisle and devours all four in approximately 5.8 seconds.
SIMBER: "He is at the grocery store, just down the street."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gains a status effect of some kind! FISH IN STORE, BUY SOME MORE: +3 to init, and max HP temporarily increased by 20, on the next mission. Lasts for one mission only, the next one. The next one you go to.
Old Man: "CURE ME OF THIS, YOU CAN DO NOT. THERE IS TRY, NO DO INSTEAD." Gibberish. "BUY HIGH, SELL LOW, THAT IS HOW THE STORY GOES."
Dragoshi: "... I see. Well, I'll just wait then." *Keeps walkin' around. Whee.*
Metal Man: "Hrmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man searches around.
ChancÃ©: "Do you have some pixel bytes, for the 00 FF and 80 tonight?"
Metal Man finds some inside another item, and takes it out. "Okay... and I'll get some food." He gets a shelf or two full of random food.
Deloth jumps back over the aisle like it's a sawhorse. "WHOOOO! That's some FINE fish!"
Metal Man (GM): The store is full of normal Toads. They stare in amazement.
Toad 1: "Wow! Super heroes in the grocery store! When does THAT happen?"
Digifanatic: *waves to the Toads.*
Toad 2: "When you sleep through all of Mario's adventures, of course!" *Smacks Toad 1.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, I'm just here for the ride..."
Toad 1: "Ow!"
Old Man: "CREDIT YOU SHOW, OR FOOD YOU DO NOT CHOW."
Metal Man: "Oh, right."
Deloth: "... How much will you give for this?" *slaps the dusty sword onto the counter.*
Metal Man takes out a credit card with 50 inches of dust on it. It takes a while to blow the dust off.
ChancÃ©: "*looks to the shop keeper* Can you use your powers to get a Megavitamin into Deloth's [the one with the fish obsession] mouth?""
Old Man: "DUSTY SWORD IS DANGEROUSLY UNDER USEFUL." He looks at it. "FOR TWENTY FIVE COINS, I BUY. POWERS I CAN, FIFTEEN COINS IT COSTS IF YOU STAND."
ChancÃ©: "Never mind... Hmm..."
Deloth: "Take it and give me a fish and ten."
Old Man: "OFFER ACCEPTED, LITTLE MAN."
ChancÃ©: "Do you have a Anime Hammer?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes the sword and trades another fish and 10 coins to Deloth.
Deloth devours that one as well.
Old Man: "NO HAMMER HAVE I; DODONGO KING OWNS ALL THAT IS USEFUL."
ChancÃ©: "You call a anime hammer that makes *squeek* noises when it hits something useful?"
Old Man: *Sees credit card* "CHARGE COMPLETE NOW; YOU HAVE POSSESSION. WHY BUY THAT RADIOACTIVE MEDICINE?"
Metal Man: "I happen to need it to power this suit... not that you'd know, weird pixellated man."
Old Man: "HM."
Metal Man takes the stuff and goes to walk back to HQ.
Deloth: "Whoo... good fish."
Old Man: "COME AGAIN; BUY MORE FISH AGAIN TOO. NO HAMMER OF THAT HAVE I, STRANGE MAN. NO HAMMERS HERE, BUT IN OTHER SHOP THERE IS."
Digifanatic: *hums the Donkey Kong hammer jingle...*
ChancÃ©: "Do you have a mixed berry item?"
Deloth taps Digi on the shoulder.
Old Man: "MIXED BERRY I HAVE; 15 COINS HAVE YOU?"
Metal Man would quickly reach HQ, as would anyone leaving the store.
Deloth: "You should try one of those fish."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Probably not a bad idea."
ChancÃ© pays for 2.
Deloth: *thinking* "... You got any books here?"
Metal Man (GM): Chance` gets a box of mixed berries.
Old Man: "YES, COOKING BOOK I HAVE. THIRTY FIVE COINS IN ALL."
Digifanatic walks up the counter, waiting in line behind ChancÃ©...
ChancÃ© gives 9 coins and sells 1 Megavitamin (6 coins is half of 12) to pay for the cookbook.
ChancÃ© then heads to the base; reading it on the way.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... I've heard a recommendation on that fish... what's your price?"
Old Man: "FIFTEEN COINS FOR ONE FISH, SAYS I."
Digifanatic: "Okay... And what do you have that's, say, really spicy? Like peppers or hot sauce or something to that effect?"
Metal Man (GM): The Cookbook, as seen on the shelves, has 'Cooking I' which allows more advanced recipes.
Old Man: "FIFTEEN COINS FOR THREE BOTTLES OF BULLET BILL'S FIERY INFERNO SAUCE."
Deloth: "While I'm thinking about it, you got anything that has to--wait, why was I going to say THAT?"
Digifanatic: *grins upon hearing that.*
Deloth: "Uh... souls?"
Digifanatic: "I'll take one fish, and if you don't mind... here's 10 more for 2 bottles of that sauce."
Old Man: "NO SOULS SOLD HERE; ALL SOLD OUT LONG AGO."
Deloth: "Err... where can I find them, then?"
Metal Man (GM): The Old Man nods and gives Digi what he buys.
Old Man: "KAKARIKO GRAVEYARD. POES AND POES ALL AROUND."
Deloth: "... Right."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... and one more fish. Make it even." *15 more coins.*
Deloth blasts out of the shop at top speed, screaming "METAAAAAAAAAAAAL" at the top of his lungs.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is out of range, at HQ. Perhaps you should use your Dex as you run.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues looking for Metal. Once he finds the guy, he would poke him and ask about where a power source for the Star Board is.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is in HQ; you'd see him in the kitchen, Dragoshi.
Digifanatic decides to scan one of these bottles of hot sauce to see what it might do to him in terms of helping and hindering before he tries it out.
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets more fish. Anything else, Digi?
Digifanatic: *He's goooooooood.*
Deloth screeches to a halt. "Oh, right."
Dex: "...DING! This is a really, really hot bottle of hot sauce."
Deloth runs back to the shop. "What do you need to trap a Poe?"
Dex: "It allows the user to create fiery things."
Digifanatic: .oO(Heheh... I might burn my mouth out, ooh.)
Dragoshi: *Walks over to Metal and pokes him.* "Hey. Do you know where I can find the power source for this?" *Shows Metal the Star Board.*
Old Man: "BOTTLE NEED YOU; I SELL FOR TWENTY COINS."
Metal Man: "Ah, well."
Metal Man shows the phazon cube, which he slots into his suit.
Deloth: *slaps down another 60.*
Metal Man: "These work fine. Star Steel had something better, but... yeah."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... thanks for the items!" *Walks out.*
Deloth: "Gimme three."
Old Man: "WELCOME ARE YOU. BOTTLE OWNER IS DELOTH." *Gives three to Deloth* "THESE DO NOT BREAK."
Deloth: "Thanks." *tucks them into his pack and rings Metal up on his Dex.*
Metal Man's dex rings. He picks up. "Yeello?"
Dragoshi: "... I don't even want to know how the heck you got that. So, anyway about that 'something better' Star Steel had... Know anything else about it aside from it being better than the Phazon?"
Deloth: "I need a warp to Kakariko Graveyard, and make it snappy!"
Metal Man: "Uh. Can't do it in the town. Run over here. Well, it was some really mind blowing stuff with fusion, Dragoshi."
Deloth: *VROOOOOM back to base.*
Metal Man: "Star-like stuff. Only a high tech place like Innotek could reproduce it."
Digifanatic: *heads back to base pretty content.*
Dragoshi: "I see..."
Metal Man: "These phazon cubes are on sale in the market for a whopping 80 coins, though. They are also used in Space Pirate tech."
Deloth crashes through the front doors of HQ and screeches to a halt. "Warp! Now! Hurry! Poes-a-plenty!"
Metal Man (GM): The Warp room is open...
Digifanatic: *Bides his time... not in a hurry.*
Dragoshi: "... Yea. I don't have the money for that. I'm about 35 coins short." >_>;; "Though, I might as well try to look for the pirate tech, then." *Shrugs* "'Sides, I feel like taking another Plasma Cutter if I come across one. Those things were great."
Metal Man: "Well, you can always take these ten I have laying around."
Metal Man gives Dragoshi ten coins.
Metal Man: "In fact, you guys were helpful on this whole grocery store thing."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man sees to it that everyone who went with him gets 10 coins.
Dragoshi: "... Thanks." *Blinks, then puts the coins away.*
Metal Man: "Tomorrow, we can deal with the next big thing."
Deloth: "C'mon, c'mon, open the warp!"
Deloth starts rocking back and forth on his heels nervously.
Metal Man (GM): The warp opens.
SIMBER: "Sorry, most people aren't as hurried as you."
SIMBER: "I had to make sure it was you, after all."
Digifanatic: *muttering to Dragoshi* "I can't believe it... six years I believed I'd never be able to return home again... wow, did I fall for it!"
Deloth jumps through the warp, thus ending his surreal little bender on reality... FOR NOW! BWAHAHAHAHA!
Metal Man (GM): Deloth runs in from the warp, and into the Kakariko Graveyard. It is daytime. It is... pretty much deserted. Old and creepy. Tombs everywhere, Ocarina of Time style.
Deloth glances around for signs of Poe-ey activity...
Deloth: "They have to be around here somewhere..."
Metal Man (GM): You find a rusty shovel. No poes. It is daytime, maybe that's it?
Deloth: "... Shoulda come here at night..."
Metal Man (GM): Dampe the grave digger walks out.
Deloth picks up the shovel and looks suspiciously at one of the graves...
Dampe: "Ah! You're doing it all wrong!"
Deloth: "YAAAAGH!" *jumps back and drops the shovel.*
Metal Man (GM): The creepy gravedigger emerges from behind a gravestone, laughing.
Dame: "If you pay me 10 coins, I'll give you what you want. You want me to dig up some treasure? Or perhaps you want to explore a tomb?"
Deloth clutches his chest. "Okay, heart, you can start beating again..."
Deloth holds out 20 coins. "Can I get one of each?"
Dampe: "One of each? Okay then! Ha ha." He takes the coins and the shovel and lazily digs a patch...
Metal Man (GM): He plucks out a chunk of gold! ... It's worth 10 coins.
Dampe: "Not much luck. Only struck even. Oh well!" He then kicks over a grave and reveals a large pit. "You can jump in now."
Deloth: "Thanks..." *pockets the gold nugget and climbs down into the pit.*
Dampe: *After Deloth has fallen down* "Wonder why he's so nuts about the tomb anyway. Nothin' but redeads down there!"
Metal Man (GM): Inside the Tomb Deloth lands deep underground. There is a door that leads deeper inside. It is guarded by two redead. They make freaky noises and sit there, staring at you even from across the room. Those aren't poes!
Deloth: "Zombies. Why does it always have to be zombies?"
Deloth starts off by tossing a Flame Sting at Redead 1 from across the room. At their speed, he'll get, what, 15 free shots at each?
Metal Man (GM): It is hit. They both stare at you. And scream.
Deloth: "Gah!" *winces and slams his hands over his ears.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* Deloth is paralyzed and knocked back. 10 damage total. The Redeads continue to sit there. You wonder if there are even Poes down here.
Deloth staggers back, knocking a bit of blood out of his ears. Those eardrums had JUST healed, too...
Deloth: "I really wish I had brought my Fira bracelet... Or Cura."
Deloth narrows his eyes, looking around.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing but bones and such in the tomb. Even if you could kill one, it's a lot of redead for one person to take down. And you don't have an anti-redead sword.
Deloth: *Then how am I supposed to get a @#$&^ing Poe?!*
Metal Man (GM): Did I say there were poes down here? Did you ask Dampe? When you chuck money at the first offer it sorta interrupts any further dialog. He had no clue what you wanted. How could he? The tomb has a 'return to surface' portal right where you entered.
Deloth heads out of the tomb... this isn't going according to plan.
Metal Man (GM): You reappear. Dampe scratches his neck.
Dampe: "Got all the Redead pictures you wanted?"
Deloth: "Listen, do you either have a good way to re-kill Redeads or a better place to find Poes?"
Dampe: "Oh, I do--but Poes? Why didn't you tell me?" He smiles, showing his gold tooth. "Ten coins and I'll find you as many as you want! Unless you know already... then you don't need my help."
Deloth: *muttering* "I have GOT to cut this impulse buying out sometime..."
Deloth hands Dampe another 10 coins. "Do tell."
Dampe: "Very simple."
Metal Man (GM): He points to three big graves just a little bit North.
Dampe: "Hit those with the shovel. The Poes sleep inside of there. Just watch out... there's lots of them!"
Deloth: "Any specific order I need to hit them in?"
Dampe: "No, no. Just hit 'em good!"
Deloth: "Got it."
Deloth picks up the shovels and approaches the tombstones, then whacks 'em one. And another one.
Metal Man (GM): *BONGG.* Er. 6 poes fly out. They see you and fly at you with your lanterns.
Deloth tries a quick jump backwards to dodge while pulling out one of the bottles from his backpack...
Metal Man (GM): 25.
Deloth swings his readied bottle at Poe #1, forgetting that he's holding that and not his sword...
Metal Man (GM): You swing at the poe and hit... but it goes through the poe. Only the lanterns are solid.
Deloth: *Uh, um... swings his bottle at the lanterns?*
Metal Man (GM): They dodge. You hit one anyway. One Poe lantern flung aside. It explodes. The poes attack you again.
Metal Man (GM): 25 more damage. You may wish to use your turn to kill two more first. The lantern you knocked away won't vanish.
Deloth: *Probably a good idea to rack up a couple more lantern-aways. Fire Twist at Poe 2's lantern!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Deloth: *Let's try that again... and no more friggin' ones.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. The Poe attack is much deadlier than usual! 50 damage.
Deloth: *60 HP left... I can take one more hit, but if I keep trying, they could get lucky...*
Deloth tries for a catch of Poe #1 with his in-hand bottle first.
Deloth uses his next action to attempt to get the HECK outta there.
Metal Man (GM): WARP! You return to HQ... You have +1 Poe now.
Deloth heads off to find Bactine for all these burns... friggin' lanterns.
With that, a whole lot of errands were finished.