Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 436: Fruit Brick Beats Supertechnology
Date: February 14th, 2008
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the Big Room, including ol' Demon, who has rejoined for the billionth time.
Halbardeer waves to Demon. "Hey there, I hear you're a veteran here."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is at the head of the table. An image shows the damaged supercomputer chugging away, throwing sparks and stuff.
King Demon waves back "Hi, and yeah."
Chancé is cooking.
Deloth: "Sorry about that computer, by the way. Friggin' Vile..."
Chancé blends fruit ice cubes, and flicks it off the brick setting.
Halbardeer: "Doesn't that ark thingy have a big computer on it too?"
Chancé: "Oh no! not again... (;_;)"
Metal Man (GM): Chance` creates ice shoes instead of ice cubes. How odd.
Chancé: "Am I mixing up my weird item creation skills?"
Digifanatic is lounging around in R&R, merely flexing his fingers.
Metal Man: "Anyway..." *clears throat*
King Demon grabs a deck of cards and starts playing solitaire.
Metal Man: "We've been analyzing the signals of the weird hologram."
Chancé heads into the big room carrying the shoes...
Metal Man: "Due to... damage... we haven't quite gotten the right answers, or at least, they don't seem entirely right. But it appears to be on track, as it is a very interesting site, indeed."
SIMBER: *appears* "Just spit it out already."
Deloth: "What answers DID we get, anyways?"
Metal Man: "But I like suspense!"
Metal Man: "Ow!"
King Demon: "Nice to see SIMBER is his usual self still..."
Metal Man: "Okay, okay... we got some signals indicating an ancient lab on Mobius."
Dragoshi: "...Thank you, SIMBER."
Halbardeer pokes Demon once again. "Hi, I'm Halbardeer."
King Demon looks at Hal "Hi, name's Demon."
Halbardeer: "So what do you do around here Demon? Smash stuff like me?"
King Demon: "Mobius?
Metal Man: "Mobius. Planet where Sonic came from. Let me show you the facility."
Chancé pokes Halbardeer. "Want to buy some Fruit Ice Shoes? Only 5 coins!"
Metal Man (GM): An image pops up, showing an old lab sitting by the ocean.
King Demon: "Smash? nah... well, actually, yeah, most of the time..."
Metal Man: "This is an old Robotnik lab, most likely one of Gerald's..."
King Demon: "Oh, THAT Mobius..."
Metal Man: "The signal was shown to have been bounced off of here on its way to us."
Deloth: "Nice ocean view. He had good taste."
Digifanatic: "Huh, here we go."
Metal Man: "It's not exactly the location though, so the signal could have come from anywhere before hitting it... But not to fear; we can steal the receiver and then see if we can pick up the original signal as it's sent to it."
Halbardeer: "I remember this guy from somewhere... didn't he make the awesome mushroom eating crystal or something?"
King Demon: "So we're looking for a needle in an ocean?"
Metal Man: "So. You are to break through the 50-year old-ish lab and steal the only working electronics inside it. No needles, thankfully. It's right by the ocean instead of inside it."
King Demon: "Sounds like fun..."
Metal Man: "Unlike Ivo Robotnik, whose own lab was under the ocean, before we blew it up."
King Demon sighs with relief upon hearing he wouldn't need to go swimming.
Metal Man: "So, everyone understand? Any questions?"
Digifanatic: "Well, seems like nothing strange for us."
SIMBER: "Why aren't we just following the hologram's instructions and going to Saffr--
Halbardeer glances to Lucent. "I dunno... What do the shoes do? They look kind of hard to walk in..."
Metal Man: "Because it might be a trap."
SIMBER: "Everything's a trap to you."
Metal Man: "I just tire of sending Questers into traps."
Halbardeer: "Uh... how long ago did it tell us to go to Saffron if it WASN'T a trap?"
Chancé: "Erm... 'Metal - here, have a gift of ice shoes!'"
Metal Man looks at the shoes. "Hmm... odd thing to give to me on a Valentines day..." *Raises an eyebrow and hangs the shoes over the briefing chair*
SIMBER: "You know, those will melt."
Metal Man: "Not with my air conditioning."
SIMBER: "...So you'll freeze the Big Room over them?"
Metal Man: "...Of course!"
Metal Man turns up the air conditioning.
Metal Man: "Er, anyway. The warp room is open. I advise you leave before it becomes cold in here."
Halbardeer whistles, wearing a huge amount of armor. "Hey... that's pretty neat... maybe I should make my room colder too."
King Demon runs for the warp.
Deloth heads on to the warp room.
Halbardeer clunks towards the warp room.
King Demon: "I HATE the cold!"
Chancé heads to the warp-o.
Dragoshi: *Into the warp we go. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): You fly through the warp, and wind up just outside a large square-ish metallic building, with a short path of dirt between you and it. This area is very remote. Clearly it was supposed to remain hidden.
King Demon: "This is MUCH better..."
Metal Man (GM): Adding to the hidden-ness is the lack of an obvious door. There's a beach to the south of your position, mountains to the North, and of course, lab to the East.
Halbardeer: "So... We go in any take anything that looks like dexy right?"
Metal Man (GM): The side of the lab you can see has three armored-over windows and a crooked tree near it.
King Demon walks up to the tree.
Deloth eyes the beach enviously. "Cooool..."
Halbardeer looks over the crooked tree, to see if it's close enough to the building to climb onto the roof, and proceeds to smash a window in if not.
King Demon: "Hey, when this is over, does anyone mind if I build a house on this beach?"
Deloth promptly wanders over to the beach.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth wanders over to the beach. Hal sees that it is high enough to climb onto the roof. The beach is covered in wreckage. The side of the building facing the beach has two armored-over windows on it.
Metal Man (GM): The old crooked tree, meanwhile, is barely alive and looks strangely segmented.
Deloth checks the wreckage to see if there might be anything interesting in it.
King Demon walks up to the lab and searches for a crack or opening.
Halbardeer climbs up the old crooked tree and hops onto the roof.
Chancé takes a vial of sand.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds an old manhole cover. It seems stuck into the ground.
Deloth: "...That's odd."
Chancé then searches for a random object.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Hal climbs up onto the roof. He would find a hole.
Digifanatic notices Deloth and walks over. "Want any help?"
Metal Man (GM): Demon would find nothing.
Deloth tries to pry the cover up...
Metal Man (GM): Darkdata would find... a rock. Deloth pries the cover up. It's yet another entrance!
Halbardeer yells down to the group. "There's a hole up here. I'm gonna head down and look."
King Demon punches the wall in frustration.
Metal Man (GM): The hole in the ceiling is just a little too small to fall into.
Chancé takes the rock.
Halbardeer looks through the hole first.
Deloth starts climbing down the hole carefully.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth climbs down his hole on the beach.
Chancé follows Deloth carefully also.
King Demon would burn the tree down in anger, but THAT would probably succeed far better than punching the wall.
Metal Man (GM): And Hal looks through his hole--there's a lab in there. Dark and unused.
King Demon walks over to Del and climbs down the hole as well.
Metal Man (GM): Chancé and Deloth go down into the underground storage room. It's old and smells like saltwater. There's some steps up which lead to a boarded up door.
Deloth: "Phew. Smells in here."
Dragoshi: *Decides to try and climb up to the roof as well via the tree.*
Halbardeer jumps up and than chaindashes into the hole to force his way through, taking out a chunk of the roof if he has to.
Deloth heads up to the door and starts pulling away boards.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi slips and falls. Hal breaks through the room. *CHUNK*
Dragoshi: *Tries again...*
Digifanatic decides to follow those guys as well...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth pulls away some boards. Dragoshi slowly climbs up to the roof. Hal enters an abandoned lab with three doors: one North, one East, one South. The South one is shaking. Deloth happens to have pried it open just now. The South door leads into the darkened storage room. Who knows what is in there?
Halbardeer looks for lab equipment.
Metal Man (GM): As for the hub room, it has a dead computer in one corner and two E-100-ish robots in the left corner. The room to the East and North are both securely locked.
Dragoshi: *Goes into the roof hole.*
Deloth flings the door open and looks around. He wonders if that would let a bit of light in.
King Demon looks around the room as well.
Metal Man (GM): Hal discovers that there's large power conduits leading into the East room. Demon finds nothing. Except a tiny rock.
King Demon: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth searches around and finds a light switch.
Halbardeer: "So... these cable thingies stuff we gonna take too?"
King Demon looks at the E100s, wondering if he can program them to help them look.
Dex: "They likely lead to something powered. But the door is locked."
Halbardeer heads up to one of the E100 thingies from behind and bearhugs it, lugging it towards the door Deloth comes through. "I'll take this."
Deloth flicks that on.
Metal Man (GM): Demon is unsure. The robots covered in cobwebs. Maybe if he had good electronics skills. The light switch is... a dead light switch. Hal touches the E-100 thing. Before he can do anything else, it and the other E-100 suddenly light up.
Deloth: "...Dang. We need to find the circuit breakers for this place, nothing works--Hal!"
Robot: "DANGER! INTRUDER! ERROR! KILL! KILL! KILLLL!!!!
Deloth: "What the hell, man?!"
King Demon: "Good going..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi climbs into the room.
King Demon gets ready for a fight.
Metal Man (GM): Robots get to go first--again. Robot 1 attacks Deloth with two lasers! 15 damage per hit. Robot 2 goes to punch out Dragoshi. 30 damage per hit with the punches.
Dragoshi: *Dances out of the way of the punches*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi dodges; Deloth takes 30 damage.
Digifanatic doesn't waste any time as he goes to Fire Punch Robot 1 and then "unsheathing" a golf club, battery-ramming into the robot's frame (forward smash).
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Dragoshi: *Anyway, Dragoshi tries to blast out Robot 1's optics with his assault rifle. 'Cause that sounds like it'd be a sensible method of taking down a robot with EYE LASERS*
Metal Man (GM): Hit Hit.
Halbardeer steps close to robot 2, and wings up a halberd smash, charging it up.
Deloth makes to slice up Robot 1 with two slashes!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit.
King Demon shrugs and tries to use his ground wave.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and miss. 7 damage. Robot 1 fires three lasers at Digi. 15 damage per hit, FYI. Hit, hit hit. 45 damage total. And he goes to continue lasering... this time at Hal! 15 damage a hit.
Halbardeer unleashes A full power halberd smash on robot 2, jumping up as he brings his halberd down in a brutish smash, followed by a jump forward and a second normal halberd smash.
Dragoshi: *So, anyway, seeing that Robot1 was all, like, LOLDEATHLAZOR, Dragoshi decides to spew some acid into it's optics, then blast it with an assault rifle.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit
Digifanatic decides to tell Robot 1 that he better deal with all the pain...for the Questers, it's just A Day in the Life.
King Demon punches Robot 1 twice then uses ground wave again.
Metal Man (GM): This will take a bit to count... several hits and misses later... Robot 1 and 2 decide to beat the @#( out of Dragoshi with punches. 30 damage a hit.
Dragoshi: *Takes 120 damage...And is down to 50 HP.*
Deloth: *Ker-Wing Slam at Robot 1!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): Robot 1's nearly dead!
Digifanatic: *Normal punch, Icy Kick, Fire Punch!* *On Robot 1* *ONE BIG OLD MEH!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Halbardeer decides to unleash a halberd storm on both of them, followed by a halberd smash on robot 2.
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit and hit. Robot 1 is DEAD!
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi decides to attempt to blast ROBOT 2 with some acid. About...3 times should do it. And, in the eyes. Because yes.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss miss hit.
King Demon punches, kicks, then Demon Slashes Robot 3-2.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit.
Digifanatic: *-1 defense? Well, let's take a gamble now, shall we? Hyper Beam Matrix!* *And that's why it's a gamble!*
Metal Man (GM): Hyper Miss!
King Demon: "CRAP!"
Digifanatic: *Even more reason it's a gamble!*
Deloth: *Fire Twist! In fact... let's make it TWO!*
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then proceeds to try to headshot the ROBOT with his assault rifle. Twice. Just in case one misses... >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit Miss Miss. So AR 1 and Deloth's first Fire Twist both hit. The robots are deeed. FYI, they had 100 HP each.
Deloth: *dusts his hands off* "No big deal."
Halbardeer swings his halberd around before resting it on the ground. "That was easy!"
Metal Man (GM): So then, you have your locked doors. One of the robots dropped a key.
King Demon poses.
Dragoshi: *Eats a Mushroom, and takes the key*
Halbardeer than looks at the remains of the robots, to see how badly they were beat up.
Metal Man (GM): They look like they were blown to tiny pieces.
King Demon looks to see if anything can be recovered from the robots for later.
Metal Man (GM): You might find something... interesting. Hal finds nothing. Demon finds an odd little label. 'Property of I.' The label was burnt up, so you only have 'Property of I' on it.
Deloth puts his sword away and slips on his Cura bracelet, just in case.
King Demon: "I!? Very funny."
Metal Man (GM): I!!!
Deloth: "What'd you get, Drago?"
Metal Man (GM): You have the door to the North and door to the East. Both are locked.
Halbardeer goes to the terminal in the corner, and looks if it's attached.
Metal Man (GM): The rusted key lays on the tile floor. The terminal is not attached to the wall, but it also looks ancient and rusted.
Dragoshi: *Took the key. :/*
Halbardeer blows on it.
Metal Man (GM): Hal blows off the dust. It's a 'Robotnik Industries Computar 3000.'
Digifanatic looks over..."I? Ivo? Ivan? Who knows if the Robotniks visited each others' bases..."
Dragoshi: "A key." *Dragoshi decides to take a look at the corridor terminal.*
Dex: "That is an incredibly old computer."
King Demon looks around the room for anything else to do.
Metal Man (GM): You see what I just described to Hal. (Yay lazy shortcut) Demon sees two locked doors and lots of floor tiles. A door to the North and one to the East. Maybe you want to try to open them.
Halbardeer looks to dex. "Are we supposed to take it with us?"
King Demon sighs and hits a door out of boredom.
Dex: "It doesn't appear to be useful."
Metal Man (GM): Demon hits the East door. It doesn't budge. It's very solid and steel-looking. You can't tell much about the North Door, it's dark in here.
Halbardeer picks up the incredibly old computer and looks beneath it.
Metal Man (GM): You see a pile of dust and... an old instruction manual for that computer.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his Electric Torch and turns it on. Maybe a little light will help us with our mysterious northern door*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi now can see.
Halbardeer takes the instruction manual, and starts to read it.
Metal Man (GM): Seeing allows you to see the North Door is a rotting wooden thing.
King Demon: "Oh, good"
Metal Man (GM): The manual shows Hal how to turn the computer on, and repair it. Moot point, right now, as there's no obvious place to plug it in.
King Demon tries to break down the north door.
Metal Man (GM): The North Door disintegrates. But all that's inside is an old broom closet. There's an old mop in there.
King Demon takes the map.
Halbardeer takes the old mop.
King Demon examines the mop as if it is a map.
Digifanatic takes another look at the west door...not really trying to open it yet...
Deloth: "Hey, Drago, could you hand me that key?"
Metal Man (GM): Mop, not map. It's a mop.
King Demon: "..."
Halbardeer tests how sturdy the mop is.
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit old and bent. Not very sturdy.
King Demon: "Where'd Drago go with that key!?"
King Demon walks off after Hal and Drago.
Deloth: "I'll hold that mop."
Metal Man (GM): The other doors: East (Steel, big cables going in that direction, has a lock). South (Wooden, leads to darkened storage area.)
Halbardeer hands the mop to Deloth and than looks around inside the closet.
Deloth: "Better try the key on that east room, Drago."
Metal Man (GM): Hal bonks his head on the ceiling! 10 damage.
King Demon: "Amateur..."
Digifanatic steps out of the way and lets Dragoshi at it.
King Demon looks.
Halbardeer gets out of the closet, rubbing his head, and heads to the south. "Scan anything in there dex?"
Metal Man (GM): Demon looks. He sees... some tiles are loose.
King Demon tries to pull up the loose tiles.
Dex: "It's an old storage area. You might be able to find some junk on the floor."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Dragoshi stands, mouth agape, holding out the key.
Dragoshi: "...Just let me check something out first." *Dragoshi heads over to the south room and examines it, seeing as he still has his electric torch on*
Metal Man (GM): The South room is the one most people came in from. It's filled with a bunch of debris.
Halbardeer looks around now that Dragoshi is lighting, for any shiny debris.
Metal Man (GM): The South Room is pretty much empty and filled with old salt water. Demon pries out a tile. Hal hits his head on the ceiling and takes 10 more damage. These low ceilings are murder.
King Demon looks to see what's under the tiles.
Metal Man (GM): Underflooring. Mostly wood. The door to the East remains untouched.
King Demon: "... well, that was pointless..."
Halbardeer rubs his head and heads back to the east door, looking for a key hole.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Hal and Dragoshi stare at a room with murky water in it.
King Demon tosses the tile back down and leaves the room.
Metal Man (GM): There's a keyhole in the doorknob on the door Hal is looking at. The tile Demon tossed falls into the South room and stays there.
Deloth whirls the mop around boredly. "Are you all finished?"
Halbardeer: "Try the key on this door Dragoshi"
Dragoshi: *Turns the torch off, and heads back into the main room. He sees what Demon's doing, and heads back into the main room, and decides to pry some tiles off. Just because.*
Metal Man (GM): The answer is right in your hands. But you seem to dislike it. Dragoshi daringly ignores the obvious keyhole to pry more floor tiles out of the floor. Not very good at it, either. He breaks some tiles while he's at it.
King Demon: "Uh... can I have that key drag?"
Deloth: "Oh, for the love of--"
Metal Man (GM): There's... shockingly, nothing under the tiles.
Dragoshi: *Okay, now, he opens the door*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is using the key to pry up floor tiles... ok. Now he turns the key. The door opens and you realize you were running in circles for no reason.
Digifanatic: .oO(Why did he stray...)
Halbardeer was looking for loot.
Metal Man (GM): This lab corridor is chalk full of stuff, mostly dead robots and old electronics.
Digifanatic: "I had a feeling..."
Halbardeer looks for a place to plug in the computer.
Metal Man (GM): The loot is in here, not out in the low security hub.
Deloth: *starts searching for salvageable components*
Metal Man (GM): If Hal picked the computer up and dragged it into the lab, there's plenty of places to plug it in.
King Demon starts searching as well.
Halbardeer brings it inside and plugs it in.
Metal Man (GM): Hal does more odd things and plugs the computer in. It sputters to life, then freezes. The instruction book says it must need a new memory board. Conveniently, the lab is coated in useful pieces of equipment. You just need to find it.
Halbardeer: "What's a memory board Deloth?"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Deloth and Demon, searching for random things, find in order: An eraser, a toaster, and five pounds of salt. There's no obvious door ahead in here, either, just desks covered in equipment.
Deloth: *pockets the rubber eraser*
King Demon: "Is this a computer lab or a kitchen?"
Metal Man (GM): Demon can tell whoever worked here must have lived here.
Digifanatic decides to search around for some pertinent things to take back...
Metal Man (GM): There is, in fact, a small kitchen area alongside all the mechanical a and electronic stuff. Digi finds a big green board in a plastic bag.
Deloth: "A thing for a computer that lets it keep data and manipulate it more easily. Why?" *In response to Hal's question... a little late, though.*
King Demon: "So... what do we need to get that computer working?
Halbardeer: "This computer says it needs a new one."
King Demon: "OK, Where do we get one?
Digifanatic takes the board out and examines it for anything interesting...
Metal Man (GM): There's a sticker on the bag.
Digifanatic: *and then reads the sticker*
Metal Man (GM): Before you can take it out, you have to break the sticker. The sticker says 'DO NOT OPEN--electrostatic sensitive materials. Equip grounding strap first.' Weird engrish. Like any old electronics stuff.
King Demon: "Grounding strap!?"
Deloth digs around in junk piles some more. Let's see, what else...
Digifanatic: *looks for a grounding strap*
Halbardeer looks around the kitchen.
King Demon looks to see if any more rooms are connected here.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds 50 year old toast.
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds an old screwdriver.
Deloth: *Let's try that again.*
Metal Man (GM): Hal finds a pot you could put over his head.
Dragoshi: "...Let's save that. It might be of use." *Anyway, he decides to try and help with searching as well. Mainly for any electronic parts that still might be working.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds an old strap inside a small drawer full of stuff. Dragoshi finds a Dominoes pizza box.
Deloth: "...Hey, cool."
Deloth pulls that out and looks at it.
Digifanatic turns around.
Metal Man (GM): It's got an alligator clip on one end, and a strap with a metal plate for your wrist on the other.
Dragoshi: *...Puts that down, and continues searching for parts. Whee*
Digifanatic: "Think that'll do it, Deloth?"
Halbardeer checks the strength of the pot.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds an old receipt.
Deloth: "Let's see... maybe."
Metal Man (GM): The pot is not very strong. It's corroded and old.
Deloth looks for a piece of metal to clip the strap to.
Halbardeer: "What's this receiver thing we're trying to find supposed to look like anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees there's a big piece on a desk to clip the strap to. Dragoshi's receipt for pizza.
Dragoshi: *Throws it away.*
King Demon still wonders if there are any other rooms connected to this one.
Dex: "It is... a computer of sorts."
Metal Man (GM): There aren't any other rooms. At least, that you've found yet.
Deloth sticks the clip onto that. "Okay, Digi."
Halbardeer starts searching the walls for secret doors.
Digifanatic brings the bag/board over...
Metal Man (GM): Hal finds nothing. Demon finds a loose floor tile.
King Demon: "AGAIN!?"
Deloth equips the strap and cuts the sticker with a claw, then pulls out the board.
King Demon shrugs and picks it up, since he has nothing else to do.
Metal Man (GM): Now, Deloth... you need to open the rusted case. Secured with screws. Demon pulls out a floor tile. He discovers 5 coins.
King Demon grabs the coins, SWEET!
Metal Man (GM): Loot! Loot! Loot! Hm... this used to have much more. Apparently most of it was taken in the past.
Deloth: "...Great, I forgot my Leatherman. Digi, we need a screwdriver."
Halbardeer examines the roof for secret doors this time.
Digifanatic: "Oh geez...I just saw one."
Digifanatic goes back to look for it.
Metal Man (GM): Roof? No doors. However there's a nice skylight you could open up.
Halbardeer opens the skylight.
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds nothing.
Digifanatic: *Wow...talk about bad short-term memory.*
King Demon helps Digi.
Metal Man (GM): The skylight lightens up the room! Demon finds the screwdriver!
King Demon grabs the screwdriver and hands it to Deloth.
Deloth takes it and starts unscrewing the case.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth unscrews the case... ...and now you can slot out the memory board. With all the light and proper parts, it shouldn't be too hard.
King Demon searches around for anything he can do or use.
Metal Man (GM): Demon finds nothing.
Deloth attempts to DO SO! Duhn-duhn-duuuuuuhn!
Dragoshi: *Decides to search for stuff he can do or use as well. Whee.*
King Demon gets bored and sits down on a table or something.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth succeeds in making a lot of clattering noise. No fixing.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds... he finds old sunglasses.
Deloth retrieves his screwdriver from the bowels of the case and tries again.
Halbardeer spots the sunglasses. "What are those?"
Metal Man (GM): They're old people sunglasses. Deloth manages to just barely repair it, but his palms are sweating, his hands shaking, and he can't be sure how much it's repaired. The only way to find out is to turn it on.
King Demon looks for something as well.
Deloth: "Gah, flashbacks to the Eclipse Cannon..."
Dragoshi: *Decides to put 'em away and save them for later. Anyway, time to continue the search. Because yes*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing to do at the moment, Demon. However, the computer turning on will probably be interesting.
King Demon comes over to the computer.
Halbardeer heads over to the computer and turns it on.
Deloth wipes the sweat off his hands and face and goes back to his other forte... searching!
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* *BZZT* BUZZZ**** It makes an unholy racket, then starts up. Yes. Yes you can, Deloth. Finally, the computer shows a DOS-like screen. Green text. INPUT COMMAND: _
Halbardeer reads the manual again.
Metal Man (GM): The manual tells you all its functions. It has a database feature. Activated by typing 'DATABASE' It also has a calendar.
King Demon grabs the keyboard.
Metal Man (GM): And... solitaire.
Halbardeer types in "DATABASE" and doesn't hit enter.
King Demon: "What should we do first?
Metal Man (GM): INPUT COMMAND: DATABASE_
Metal Man (GM): It has few other functions. A document writer, and a physics program. It sits there. INPUT COMMAND: DATABASE_
Halbardeer: "It's not working."
Dragoshi: *Just hits enter. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): CLICK. The bad, bad manual people forgot to note you must click 'enter.' It spits out new stuff. GERALD DATABASE ver 3.5 MENU: OPEN DATABASE, CLOSE DATABASE, DELETE DATABASE, EDIT DATABASE.
King Demon: "Gerald? So who's I?"
Dragoshi: "Hmm...Open Database?" *Saying this to Hal*
Halbardeer shrugs. Reading what open database does in the manual.
Metal Man (GM): It apparently gives you a list of databases.
Halbardeer: "It gives a list of databases... whatever those are."
King Demon shrugs and types "OPEN DATABASE" and hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): DATABASES AVAILABLE: INVENTION ABANDON SHADOW INNOTEK SELECTION: _
Halbardeer: "Invention and Innotek both start with I!"
Deloth: *looking at the computer* "Hey, hang on. What's that about Shadow?"
King Demon: "Let's find out!"
Metal Man (GM): You may type anything you want.
King Demon types SHADOW.
King Demon hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): READING DATABASE EXTERNAL PROGRAM HANDLER HAS BEEN USED. ACTIVATE OR QUIT?
King Demon: "EH!?"
Dragoshi: "That's prolly' us."
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't mention what an External Program Handler is.
Halbardeer reads the manual for any sign of what this means.
King Demon: "What's the manual say about THAT?"
Metal Man (GM): It must be some add-on.
Halbardeer: "It's not in the manual! It's like the enter key!"
King Demon: ... "Activate?"
Deloth: "...Or maybe it has to do with when I sneezed when I was linking those two wires."
Metal Man (GM): You can type what you want here, too.
Halbardeer: "Doesn't external mean outside?"
King Demon: "External... I wonder..."
King Demon types QUIT, but doesn't hit enter.
Halbardeer: "You have to hit enter remember!"
Halbardeer hits enter.
King Demon: "I didn't WANT to hit enter!"
Halbardeer: "Maybe we should take this back to HQ and let them examine it? They're pretty good with computers."
Deloth: "Or maybe you should KEEP YOUR COTTON PICKING HANDS OFF OF IT, HAL!"
Halbardeer shrugs, and heads back outside, looking for another door into the building.
King Demon: "..."
Metal Man (GM): You hit enter. It goes back to the OPEN DATABASE menu. What do you do?
King Demon: "Huh..."
Dragoshi: *Types in INNOTEK and hits enter.*
Dragoshi: "Wonder what Gerald has to do with Innotek"
Metal Man (GM): EXTERNAL PROGRAM HANDLER HAS BEEN USED. ACTIVATE OR QUIT? Not again!
King Demon types ACTGIVATE.
Metal Man (GM): You keep fighting over it.
King Demon hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): ERROR: ACTGIVATE: INVALID COMMAND. ACTIVATE OR QUIT?
King Demon types ACTIVATE and hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): LOADING... BEEP. SCRIPT PROCESSED.
King Demon: "This should be good..."
Metal Man (GM): An image of a scientist appears, in the background of a blue city.
???: "Innotek was founded to help continue the ways of Gerald Robotnik, even after he was dead."
King Demon: "Eh? Whozat?"
???: "We work to advance the future of technology for the good of humanity." The scientist... you can't tell who he is.
King Demon wonders if there's a volume control on this thing.
Deloth leans over in front of the screen and takes a picture using his Dex. Maybe the guys back at HQ can identify him.
Metal Man (GM): *BZKT* It's a bit distorted. It takes a moment to clear up.
Deloth: *Well, one never knows.*
Halbardeer circles the building.
???: "...We built this to fix what I*BZLTBZT* wanted fixed."
King Demon sits back and watches the FMV.
???: "We at Innotek have closed down this facility with the move to #(@#(%BZKTBZT. We hope anyone who is reading this knows that we stand for good, and not evil. With that said..."
Metal Man (GM): MESSAGE TERMINATED OPEN ANOTHER DATABASE?
Deloth types in Shadow and hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): OPENING It shows an image of Gerald Robotnik.
Gerald: "I created Shadow the Hedgehog to protect the world from anyone who would seek to use my technology for evil... I knew my own mind would not stay sane for long... yet it was not I who would threaten the world, but rather those who would use my technology for evil..."
Deloth: *flatly* "Protect the world. Good job on that, doc."
Gerald: "This computer has this message to warn all who would go into my old base for evil... Shadow the Hedgehog will not tolerate usage for evil... if you have seen this base or anything of mine... to be used for evil... ... ..."
Halbardeer checks the walls for any other entrances to the facility.
Gerald: "Go forth to these coordinates, and release him to the world!"
Metal Man (GM): Hal sees no other entrances. Odd. Weird coordinates scroll across the screen.
Deloth records the coordinates. "This could be fruitful."
Dex: "Coordinates recorded."
Metal Man (GM): MESSAGE TERMINATED OPEN ANOTHER DATABASE?
Dragoshi: *Types in INVENTION then hits enter*
Metal Man (GM): The constant operating of the machine is making some smoke, which in turn is being seen on the ceiling. A weird handle can be seen if you look up at where the smoke is going.
Metal Man (GM): OPENING DATABASE INVENTION
Deloth: "We need to cool it after this one's over. There's a lot of smoke going up there and... hey..."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of... it's too blurred out. All staticy and corrupted.
King Demon gets up to get the handle.
???: "Weprhprk Created this QWEOqet to stopweotwe."
Deloth looks up at that handle perplexedly.
???: "There is noqrweop way to... wsqorbetq... Void..."
Halbardeer heads back inside after finding nothing.
???: "Werkewbwoerb Warn... the Vqwroqwb... It is... wrbaobr... baseeoetawetb... ment." MESSAGE TERMINATED
Metal Man (GM): You get the handle. Pulling it, a floor section pulls back in response. Revealing stairs down into the basement.
King Demon: !?
King Demon: "Sweet!"
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Good move, Demon."
Deloth starts heading down excitedly.
King Demon looks back at the computer, then presses Abandon and hits enter.
Metal Man (GM): READING It shows an image of... why... It's that weird hologram!
???: "You really shouldn't be here. If you know what is good for you. I know exactly what is here, and it is in the basement. It will kill you if you touch it. I need it... to help save the world."
Metal Man (GM): The hologram from the ARK. The blue man.
King Demon: "Uh... Who are you? GERALD!?"
Halbardeer looks at the computer, seeing it smoking. Than spots mystery guy. "Wait... He's blue?"
???: "Therefore, you are warned; and I will stop you all."
Metal Man (GM): It is not Gerald.
Dragoshi: "...Huh. Wonder what he has to do with this place."
???: "If you should seek to uncover who I am... I am not meant to be seen. I will not let you."
Dex: "He is the man's messages we decoded and found bounced off of here before reaching the ARK."
King Demon: "I'm not sure you have a choice in the matter..."
???: "But... I admire your courage."
Metal Man (GM): MESSAGE TERMINATED. Down in the basement, there is a very simple little transmitter.
Halbardeer: "Is this a broadcast, or a recording?"
Dex: "A database recording."
Deloth walks over to it and picks it up. "C'mere, you..."
Metal Man (GM): You go to pick it up.
King Demon looks at where the hologram was for a minute before grabbing the computer's hard drive to take it with him.
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly fades out. The hard drive's stuck in there. And it's on.
Deloth: "What the..."
Dragoshi: *Follows the others*
Metal Man (GM): You can't take it out without breaking the computer.
Deloth takes out his sword and looks around cautiously. "Alright... anyone in here?"
Metal Man (GM): The transmitter in the basement vanishes, and in its place a hologram appears. The blue man, yet again.
Halbardeer turns off the computer anyway, since it's smoking.
Metal Man (GM): This time, a transmission. Computer turns off without a problem, but... anyway...
Deloth ducks down into his battle stance, glaring at the hologram. "What do you want?"
???: "I don't want anything. It is you who came here, not I."
Dragoshi: "He has a point there."
???: "I have absolutely nothing to hide. However, your mucking around has attracted some bandits."
Deloth: "Okay, yeah, well... where's the transmitter we're looking for?"
???: "I shall send them here for you to beat up, and make you think about randomly intruding. My anonymity is crucial to my mission in helping you. You almost had me there, but your decoding was flawed. You will find nothing of use in this dump."
Deloth: "We're not real big on trusting people who send in bandits and mystery transmissions from planet X, thanks."
???: "Very well, I shall not tell you anything about Innotek, and they shall be allowed to destroy you. If you insist. I would rather it be another way."
Dragoshi: "...God dammit, Del."
???: "For, without my help, they will be able to overcome you easily. They are super-intelligent, partially because they have been watching you all this time."
Halbardeer heads down the stairs. "They do kind of outnumber us a hell of a lot don't they?"
???: "Over three thousand to one."
Halbardeer: "But if they wanted us dead, why haven't they attacked us yet?"
Deloth: "Alright, listen. We're willing to accept your help, but we just need some proof that we're not stepping into a double-cross."
???: "I have been coordinating you to confuse them. The minute I stop they will attack you relentlessly."
King Demon: "Again..."
Deloth: "No offense, but it's happened enough to make me rather wary."
???: "I cannot give you any further proof. If you do not trust me, I shall let the ensuing chaos prove my point."
Halbardeer: "He doesn't sound like he cares too much either way what happens to us."
King Demon: "Well, you could at least tell us WHO you are..."
???: "Either way, the bandits surely would wreck things if not destroyed. They are, after all, a side effect of your strange adventures in nowhere land."
Deloth sighs... "Fine, fine."
???: "I cannot tell you who I am, for then my help is worthless. Worse than if I did nothing."
Dragoshi: "I see. Fair enough. Anyway, about those bandits..."
King Demon: "..."
???: "You are intelligent... but you didn't know to quit while you were ahead. I do hope you learn from this."
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes.
Halbardeer heads back up the ladder. "You guys can search down there, I'll stop any bandits that come our way."
Metal Man (GM): Then suddenly, Vile, Doopliss, Klungo, and a mysterious robot warp in. Vile being the purple reploid, and Doopliss a weird guy with a sheet over his head. Additionally Klungo is a green lizard-ish guy in a lab coat. The robot is rounded off and looks athletic.
Dragoshi: *Readies his assault rifle* "I believe there isn't a point to searching down her-... ...What the heck."
Vile: "How odd. We were just looking for you."
Deloth: "...Oh, boy."
King Demon: "Uh... Hal?""
Klungo: "Klungo hatessss Quessssterssss!!!!"
Deloth: *...Yeah, Sulu, battle stance and sword out, warp speed.*
Vile: "You thought you had me there, but I happened to find these people who hated you. Now we can all kill you!"
Dragoshi: "...Huh. I guess today's wacky coincidence day." :/"
Gizoid: "ERROR: Name not found. Enemies found. Kill. Gizoid mach 4 program online."
Halbardeer looks down and spots Vile. "Purple armor dude! Where did you get that armor paint job anyway?"
Doopliss: "Heh heh heh. About time I got to fighting yous all again. You owed me big and you didn't even give me a box of chocolates! Now I'm gonna mess up your heads."
Vile: "It is my own choice, hooligan."
Dragoshi: *Eats another shroom 'fore this stuff starts. >_>*
Vile: "Now, knowing you, you want a fight now, instead of a speech. I shall acknowledge your request. But let me state this first!"
Doopliss: *Smacks Vile*
Halbardeer drops down again. "Well really, I thought we were up against bandits, not you guys."
Doopliss: "Let's kill 'em now, while they're standing there!"
Dragoshi: "...Was that really necessary?"
Doopliss: "Shaddup, you!"
Dragoshi: "...Hey, I don't even feel like fighting today."
Gizoid: "Question: What is our name again?"
Vile: "Don't ask me, I signed up five minutes ago."
King Demon: "I'd say scrap metal!"
Doopliss: "Mario busters!"
Klungo: "No. That name ssssucksssss."
Doopliss: "And you have a better idea?"
Klungo: "The sssshuut uuuup and killl Quesssterssss gang."
Halbardeer: "How about the full metal alliance?"
Aribar warps in to stand beside the other Questers.* "Apologies for not coming sooner, but some other matters kept me."
King Demon: "Better late than me in a body bag!"
Metal Man (GM): Ok. Doopliss starts first.
Doopliss: "I have learned from my past mistakes. I'm gonna just copy youse and smack you down, slicks!"
Metal Man (GM): He copies Aribar. How ironic! He gains Aribar's attacks...
Aribar: "Hmp! I think not, you blanketed has-been!"
Deloth: "Yeah, you're going down, bedsheet!"
Halbardeer points his halberd to Vile. "I'm going to defeat you, and than I'm going to take your armor!"
Metal Man (GM): I got them.
Doopliss: "Ha ha ha. Feels just like old times. Now to irritate you all!' "Inferno! Inferno! Inferno!"
Metal Man (GM): Vile, Klungo, and the Gizoid are protected by fiery barriers for a while.
Aribar: "Piffle... I wouldn't use close-range attacks against them."
Metal Man (GM): Lacking any good copied moves, the Gizoid lamely punches at Dragoshi. 15 damage a hit.
Dragoshi: *Gets socked in the face once, and sidesteps the second one quickly*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. 15 damage. Klungo gets out his potions and chucks them around at Demon.
King Demon attempts to jump out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): You take 45 damage from the colossal explosion.
King Demon: *new pain!*
Metal Man (GM): Vile's turn. He shoots lasers at Hal. Hit, hit. A whopping 50 damage. Ow. Better concentrate on one of them--they're powerful.
Deloth: *Let's see, who to smash up first... uh... two Fire Twists at Klungo!*
Dragoshi: *Dexes Gizoid out of curiousity*
Metal Man (GM): Hit Hit.
Dex: "DING! Gizoid; HP: 0/100; Dodge: q10; Copy: Copies whatever hits it Punch: q10, 15 damage, Delay 1, Rate 2. End of Entry."
King Demon launches a fireball at the nearest enemy.
Aribar starts conjuring up some icy energy...* "I've ways to get around your dirty trips, Doopliss!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon threatens Vile.
Dragoshi: *In any case, Dragoshi decides to, uhhh...Hurl that fruit brick he got from Chance` at Gizoid's head! >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Gizoid is hit! Gizoid learns: Fruit Brick: 15 damage.
Dragoshi: *Just eats another Mushroom, 'cause this is wacky. >_>;;*
Metal Man (GM): Gizoid uses Fruit brick against Dragoshi! Four times! 15 damage per hit, Dragoshi. Also... Demon hits Vile for... 15 damage. Did I mention the Gizoid's item throwing is very fast?
Dragoshi: *Gets bonked by the first Fruit brick, while all the others miss. I presume those missed fruit bricks are now on the floor? Or did they dissapear after missing?*
Metal Man (GM): They break when they miss. And when they hit.
Deloth aims a Bomb Kick at Klungo, hoping the heat'll blow up one of those potion bottles in his ugly face.
Halbardeer takes a defensive stance, and glares at Vile. "Let's see you try that again!"
Dragoshi: *...Yea, i'm just gonna dex Doopliss and Klungo.*
King Demon: *I'll dex Vile, if he hasn't already*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, Deloth.
Dex: "...DING! Vile (Again); HP: 15/150; Dodge: q8; Wrist Laser: q12, Rate 1, Delay 2, 25 damage, Rate 2; Grenade: q8, Threatens all, 50 damage, Delay 2, Rate 1; Air Strike: q10, 15 damage, Rate 4, Delay 1; Knockback Fist: q10, 15 damage, Rate 1, Knocks person back 1 round, Delay 1. ..DING! ...DING! Klungo; HP: 14/100; Dodge: q7; Throw Potion: q10, 15 damage per 1 over Delay 3; Punnnnch: q7, 15 damage, stun 1 Delay 1. Doopliss; HP: 0/180; Dodge: q9; Copy: Instant, copies enemy stats ARIBAR COPY; Hail: q7, 5%, Delay 1, Rate 1, threatens all, Delay 1; Inferno: Protects person for 2 turns with fire that deals 5 damage Delay 2, Rate 3; Storm of Blades: q11, 5 damage, +5 for each over enemy DV, Delay 2, Rate 2, Thunderstruck: 16%, delay 2, Rate 1. End of Entries."
Doopliss: "Eat swordy death, elf!" He Storm of Blades attacks Aribar. A lot.
Metal Man (GM): 5 damage and then some.
Aribar tries to dodge while keeping onto his charge!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit hit. Charge asplode. Also, lots of damage. Gizoid chucks fruit bricks at Demon! 15 damage per hit. Hit miss hit hit 45 damage to Demon.
King Demon: "Ouch!"
Metal Man (GM): Then Vile shoots at Deloth with twin lasers. 25 damage a hit. Hit, hit.
King Demon sighs and fireballs Vile again 3 times.
Metal Man (GM): Only one threatens him.
Aribar decides to take out some anger on Doopliss! He rushes towards the ghost and unleashes a -true- flurry of windy slices upon the copyblanket!*
Metal Man (GM): And it misses. Hit hit hit.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi decides to help Ari by shooting at Doopliss.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. The Gizoid continues chucking fruity ice bricks. At Aribar's head. 15 damage a pop. Klungo chucks potions at Aribar's head instead. Hey, that rhymes!
Aribar tries to melt the ice blocks with a quick spell and dive away from the potions!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit hit hit. The potions deal 45 damage to Ari.
Aribar has definately seen better days now...
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss powers up. He then uses three Sword storm things at Hal. Vile shoots two lasers at Demon. Gizoid chucks a bunch of ice bricks at Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *Dances around the bricks. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi... Hit miss miss miss. 15 damage. Demon is hit twice, 50 damage.
Metal Man (GM): Hal blocks one attack entirely. Then he is hit by the other two for... 45 damage total.
King Demon punches, kicks, then shoulder charges at Vile.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit Miss.
Aribar downs three Mushrooms!*
Halbardeer jumps into the fray and unleashes two halberd storms on everyone but the Gizoid.
Metal Man (GM): Vile is hit twice. Klungo, hit twice. Doopliss, hit once.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi spews acid at Doopliss. Twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit Hit. Vile (Again) HP: 48/150 Klungo HP: 46/100 Doopliss HP: 81/180 Gizoid HP: 15/100
Halbardeer makes like the previous turn and unleashes a double halberd storm.
Metal Man (GM): You hit Doopliss once.
Aribar unleashes another Storm of Blades upon Doopliss and then charges up some electricity and rockets towards the blanket!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit Also hit.
King Demon switches targets and punches at Klungo twice,then tries a ground wave.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi continues to shoot at Doopliss, 'cause copycat ghosts are annoying.*
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss attacks Dragoshi with all his Swordy might. Two hits, 20 and 40 damage Now Gizoid's turn, as he tries to kill Dragoshi with tons of fruit bricks. 15 damage a pop. Vile continues lasering... ..at Hal. 25 damage a pop. Klungo chucks deadly potions at Demon. Demon takes 20 damage. Also, Hal is hit twice, 50 damage.
King Demon punches Vile, uses a mushroom, and tries to hit everyone (hopefully) with ground wave.
Metal Man (GM): Hit Vile. 5 damage. Then... All but Doopliss are hit by ground wave. Gizoid learns: Ground wave! Gizoid chucks two blocks of fruity ice at Dragoshi's head. Then he leaps up and makes a gigantic ground wave which threatens all Questers! ...Or not. He just fails at that. So only ice stuff threatening Dragoshi. 15 damage a pop. Hit, hit. 30 damage.
Dragoshi: *Uses a Heart Container, fully restoring his health. He then opens fiar on Doopliss with an assault rifle blast*
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is looking weak. Klungo is second-weakest. Hit. Doopliss is looking weaker.
Aribar unleashes two more Storm of Blades upon Doopliss!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Doopliss attacks back with... guess what? Storms of Blades at Aribar! Vile adds in, shooting lasers at Aribar's face. 25 a hit from Vile; 5 + extra with Doopliss. Hit for 30, then 10, then 20, then 25 and 25 to Aribar. Aribar looks like a truck ran over him.
Doopliss: "Ha ha ha! Take that, slick!"
Vile: "Who's defeated now!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Wonders why people say such dumb stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is about critical.
Aribar groans, slowly getting up from the ground..* "I'm not out yet.."
Gizoid: "ERROR: Taunt.txt not found. Defaulting to what is overheard. Why do Aribars say such defeated slicks?"
Doopliss: "...Something is seriously up with that robot."
Vile: "Who cares? With its ice brick attack, all our foes will die horribly!"
Dragoshi: "Yea. I think we can all agree something's up with him."
King Demon punches Vile twice then uses the ground wave.
Metal Man (GM): You hit Vile once. Then... no Ground wave. Gizoid decides Ground Wave is weak. It chucks a barrage of fruit bricks at Demon. 4 dodge rolls, Demon. It appears the demonic fruit bricks are bent on killing you. While Demon contemplates fruit bricks, Klungo chucks potions at Aribar. *BONK* 45 damage to Aribar.
Aribar is bonked by the potion and it shatters over the elf's head! He falls to the floor... And doesn't get back up.*
Doopliss: "At last! I triumph over the elf! Ha ha ha ha!"
Gizoid: "Elf dumb slick bread!"
Halbardeer pops back into the basement, halberd already swinging as he charges everyone but the Gizoid once again. "You've not seen the last of me!"
Metal Man (GM): Vile and Doopliss are hit by the first; Nobody hit by the second. Doopliss is getting pretty weak.
Dragoshi: *Just spews out a pair of Acidic Bursts at Doop Scoop*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss, Dragoshi.
Dragoshi: *And, a third because friggin' stupid luck.*
Metal Man (GM): Stupid luck comes in threes. Trigger is warped in. As Doopliss attacks Dragoshi with Sword storms. And then Gizoid chucks Ice blocks at his head. 15 damage a hit. As for sword storms, 30, 5, and 0 damage from the sword storms. Vile shoots lasers at Hal's head. 25 damage a hit.
Dragoshi: *Hit twice more*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Vile (Again) HP: 75/150 Klungo HP: 53/100 Doopliss HP: 147/180 Gizoid HP: 22/100
King Demon tries to punch Doopliss twice, then uses ground wave.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit. Then... Miss miss miss miss.
Dragoshi: *Just shoots Doopliss. Twice. e_e*
Metal Man (GM): For not too much damage. Hit, hit. And that kills Doopliss.
Doopliss: "Gah! I forgot there are so many of... you..." *POOF*
King Demon: "Sayonara ghosty!"
Metal Man (GM): The Gizoid goes to get revenge, by chucking hordes of ice bricks at Dragoshi's head. Ahhh!!!! 15 a hit, of course. Trigger's turn.
Vile: "Bah. Reinforcements. I'll kill them all quickly."
Gizoid: "Slick bread reinforcement dumb!"
Klungo: "Jusssst sssstop themmmmmmm!!!"
Dragoshi: "...I'm still wondering where he got 'bread' from."
Halbardeer pulls in Klungo, throws him at Vile, and then halberd smashes Klungo.
Metal Man (GM): Grab misses!
Halbardeer smashes at the guy.
Metal Man (GM): Hit!
Trigger runs into Vile with a sliding kick!
Metal Man (GM): Vile leaps over the kick!
Trigger then keeps his momentum going and slides into Klungo!
Metal Man (GM): Failure. The Gizoid chucks ice bricks at the newcomer, Trigger. 15 damage a hit... only two threaten. Vile shoots lasers at Trigger's head. 25 damage per hit. Klungo chucks potions at Dragoshi. Only two threaten you. The area is now filled with frozen fruit snow. And Dragoshi takes 45 damage. Hit, miss. 15 damage to Trigger.
Halbardeer: "We gotta take this Gizoid back and use him as an ice cream machine when we're done!"
Metal Man (GM): Vile's lasers hit Trigger for a whopping 50 damage.
King Demon: "Assuming we're not buried in the ice before we get done!"
Trigger: "...That kinda hurt..."
Metal Man (GM): Klungo is weak. Vile is at 50%.
King Demon punches Klungo twice then uses ground wave, just because it's SOMEWHAT effective.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss. Plus you hit the Gizoid With the ground wave.
Dragoshi: *Eats 2 Mushrooms, then flipkicks Klungo. Twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Failure kickz. Failure dodgez. Gizoid chucks more ice at Dragoshi. Hit hit hit. 30 damage.
Halbardeer decides to spread the joy and halberd storms all three. "It can't be any worse than more FRUIT SNOW!"
Metal Man (GM): First one hits Klungo. Second one hits all three. Gizoid learns Halberd storm!!!
Trigger tries to finish off Klungo with a super combo!!
Metal Man (GM): Just barely. Klungo is dead.
Klungo: "Nooooo... my precioussss..." *POOF*
Metal Man (GM): Vile is hit.
Dragoshi: *Decides to spit acid at Vile. Twice should work.*
Metal Man (GM): Vile's weak; Gizoid is not. Hit Failure. Vile's defense is down, but then back up as it's his turn again. Gizoid decides to HALBARD STORM against Halbardeer, Demon, and Dragoshi!
Metal Man (GM): And Demon took 16. He then hurls a brick of fruit ice at Halbardeer. Miss.
Halbardeer: "You need years of training to master Halbardeer's command of the halberd!"
Vile: "I shall show you how it's really done." He fires two lasers at Trigger's head.
Metal Man (GM): 50 damage. Ow! Vile is 2/3 dead.
King Demon eats his remaining two mushrooms and ground wave's both of them.
Metal Man (GM): Gizoid is almost 50% dead. Hit both!
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi spews out more acid at Vile, then eats his last shrooms. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. And Vile is nearly dead.
Trigger tries to attack Vile again with a super combo attack.
Vile: "You can't beat me!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss
Halbardeer points his halberd at Vile. "Now that your friends are out of the way... You're going down!" And with that charges forward unleashing 3 furious halberd smashes on him.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit, Hal. He kneels from the damage.
Trigger then slides into Vile for one last attack!
Vile: "Your ancient technology cannot kill me!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOOOOM! Only the Gizoid is left.
King Demon: "You were saying?"
Gizoid: "Ancient bread technology cannot beat me!"
King Demon: "Who asked YOU?"
Dragoshi: "...Okay, now we can deal with fruit brick man over there." *Points at Gizoid*
Gizoid: "Suck slick dumb you asked!"
Halbardeer: "You have something against bread Gizoid? I'm quite fond of it myself. Nice warm crust, smooth flavor that goes great with butter!"
King Demon: "WHAT did he just say to me?"
Gizoid: "What? Bread fond says slick technology!"
Dragoshi: "...He's pretty much copying everything that's been said thus far."
Gizoid: "Copying everything bread slick said."
King Demon gets ready to beat the crap outta the little droid thing.
Dragoshi: "...It's ridiculous. It's not even funny." *Just shoots Gizoid in the face.*
Halbardeer: "Gizoid copy us, hurt self?"
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. The Gizoid responds by beating up Dragoshi with ice bricks. Man, this guy is the most powerful guy you've faced in the entire battle. His high dodge allows him to abuse Ice bricks to the point the entire room is now flooded with fruity slush! It's up to your ankles.
King Demon kicks Gizoid twice then uses Demon Slash on him.
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit miss.
Halbardeer: "Man, any more of this, and we'll be practically underwater. I wonder how well this Gizoid will fight than!"
Metal Man (GM): Gizoid HP: 54/100.
King Demon: "I'm gonna get me some scrap metal."
Metal Man (GM): The Gizoid chucks fruit bricks at Demon. Miss hit hit hit. 45 Fruit brick damage.
Gizoid: "Scrap metal bread technology sucks! Slick slick slick slick!"
Halbardeer slides at the Gizoid, going in for 3 halberd smashes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss hit.
King Demon: "OK, now THAT I understood, is that sad?"
Dragoshi: "..." *Continues trying to shoot Gizoid in the face, because really now.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
King Demon poses. "Sweetness!"
Gizoid: "Bread... bread... bread..." BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM!
Halbardeer stands, pointing at Gizoid. "Where is your bread now?"
Metal Man (GM): It rains fruit block bits.
King Demon: "I shoulda brought an umbrella!"
Halbardeer lickings the inside of his helmet out. "MMM. Fruity."
Dragoshi: "...Yea, seriously."
King Demon: "Did I mention how much I HATE the cold!?"
Metal Man (GM): This battle lasted 2 hours and 34 minutes. That's amazing. You defeated 4 people, who had a combined HP of...
Dragoshi: "Not really."
Halbardeer: "Think we can collect some of this fruit snow for later?"
Metal Man (GM): 530 HP. The hologram reappears.
King Demon: "Nice bandits."
Halbardeer goes over to Vile, to see if any of his armor is left.
???: "Impressive. You managed to blow up the bandits. However you flooded my basement with fruit slush."
Halbardeer: "It's delicious, you should try some."
???: "I guess that is what I get for having Questers do my dirty work for me."
King Demon: "Thought you could use a snack..."
Dragoshi: "...Yea. Sorry. My fault." >_>;;
???: "You are free to go. Attempt to pry into my communications again and--"
Metal Man (GM): *BZZTZKTBZKT BLAM* The fruit slush short circuits the hologram. A fried transmitter lands in the slush.
Dragoshi: "Last time I use fruit bricks against-..."
King Demon: "Uh... that wasn't supposed to happen, was it?"
Dragoshi: "I really don't think so."
Metal Man (GM): This is... the BONUS ENDING: Nearly unstoppable group of villains defeated. You gained: Transmitter, with Fruit slush on it!
Halbardeer heads over to the transmitter and picks it up out of the slush.
Halbardeer looks for more of Vile's armor. "Don't tell me it all exploded!"
Trigger: "That was crazy..."
King Demon goes back upstairs and grabs the computer to see if SIMBER or anyone back at the base can uncorrupt it.
Metal Man (GM): The armor is gone. All the remnants were warped out. Demon: You can just hold onto it; your dex and the others are set to warp back to HQ.
King Demon does so then.
Halbardeer: "It's all gone! Hmm... maybe next time!"
Dragoshi: *Heads back to HQ*
Halbardeer slurps up more fruit slush before heading back.
King Demon takes the comp back to HQ.
Metal Man (GM): Halbardeer gains: One container of fruit slush.
Trigger follows behind Dragoshi back to HQ.
Metal Man (GM): WARP! You're back at HQ, with the rusted computer, and fruit slush on your ankles.
King Demon looks down.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man looks at the transmitter, immediately taking it when you appear.
King Demon: "Great, now I need a shower..."
Metal Man: "I can't believe it! You got something out of that seemingly dead end... All thanks to a bunch of fruit slush."
Halbardeer eats the fruit slush. "We got a computer too! And an instruction manual!"
Halbardeer hands Metal the manual.
Metal Man: "I'm going to definitely stock some fruit bricks."
Metal Man picks up the manual. "Hmmm... this may be useful later. I'll bring it into the lab and see what Oak can do."
King Demon sets the computer down and walks off to clean himself up.
Metal Man: "Anyway. We'll be decoding what this fried thing has on it and clean up that computer, and see what we get. Good work as always."
Metal Man salutes, then slowly (and slippery-ish) drags the computer stuff to Oak's lab.
Oak: "What is all this fruit-slush covered junk got to do with my lab?"
Metal Man: "You're going to fix it."
Oak: "Why me..."
Metal Man: "I don't know. Dr. Light keeps charging me exorbitant bills."
Halbardeer: "Can I help?"
Dr. Light, is in the corner, counting bills.
Metal Man: "And Dr. Mario doesn't deal in... ...machines or living beings."
Dr. Mario, is in his office, busy reviving Aribar with... ...a go-kart motor?
Oak: "Yes. Yes you can help. Once I finish my current experiment.
Halbardeer: "What's that?"
Oak: "Oh, just my experiment with making some new items. Based on your field work. It'll take an hour or two. You just wait a little."
Halbardeer: "Are they fruit brick powered?"
Dragoshi: *Buys three Mushrooms, then heads to the lab* "...Why the fruit bricks. Why."