Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 437: Kuja's X-ed out Plan
Date: February 16th, 2008.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now out in the Big room, as per usual. Of course, this time, things are mildly different.
Digifanatic: "This is odd, not being in R&R."
Metal Man (GM): Kuja's ghost, of all things, is sitting at the table, alongside Metal Man.
Metal Man: "I just like to change the sights and sounds a bit."
Chancé: "Hmm? *looks at the ghost*"
Digifanatic: *sees Kuja's ghost* .oO(Ahhhh...)
Chancé pokes it.
Metal Man (GM): This Kuja, as said before, is a bit different from the one in FF9. He wears pants and--
Chancé: "hologram, spirit?"
Kuja: "Don't touch me." *SMACK*
Metal Man (GM): The smack leaves a light mark.
Deloth: "WAAAAGH! KUJA!"
Dragoshi: "Heh...Reminds me of five years ago." *...Then looks at Kuja's ghost* "...Well, except for him being here, but whatever." *Looks back at Metal.*
Metal Man (GM): He's quasi-solid.
Chancé: "It's cute."
Digifanatic: .oO(Not...gonna say anything.)
Kuja: "I have come here to inform you of a unique opportunity to decode the data on a disk you have."
Halbardeer looks at Kuja. "Who's the girly man?"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man holds up the broken purple disc.
Dragoshi: "What is this unique opportuni-..."
Deloth: "Metal, what is HE doing here?!"
Metal Man (GM): Kuja shoots a giant fireball at Hal's head.
Dragoshi: "God dammit, people. Can you not be rude about our guest?"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM*
Chancé: "Nice shot."
Metal Man (GM): Hal takes 50 damage.
Halbardeer rolls into the next room.
Kuja: "Next time I won't use 1/10th of my power."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man backs away a bit, but shrugs.
Dragoshi: "Anyway, about this unique opportunity."
Chancé takes a seat next to Kuja.
Halbardeer: "I see, he's a magic user! That explains that."
Kuja: "I will not tolerate any further funny business. I only came here because I discovered, at great expense, a way to make your disc useful. When you destroyed my empire and The Void consequently killed me, some of my men escaped. Please get me a picture of the X-zone."
Metal Man: "Er... SIMBER?"
SIMBER: "Picture online."
Chancé: "Doesn't the Void's death nullify yours?"
Halbardeer: "I'm alright, don't worry about me... I just gotta roll a little and I'll be back on my feet in no time."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of a strange, gigantic blue X in the sky.
Kuja: "Yes. But something odd happened. These men... they were insane enough to flee into this X-zone. They never reported back. However, their last signal had... this."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up his hands, projecting an image of a strange, alien character set.
Kuja: "The disc is encoded in this, as your leader has been sending about the entire information network. Yet nobody had a way to decode it... except. The men who crashed in the X-zone apparently do."
Halbardeer rolls around for a bit.
Kuja: "So I propose a mission for you. You go into the X-zone and find my men, and you may keep the decoder. Beware, for this is not the same X-zone that was The Void."
Halbardeer: "What's this X-zone place? Does it have burritos?"
Dragoshi: "No. It doesn't. It's a place of pure chaos. And insanity."
Kuja: "This is one formed after... after he died. It was a simple coincidence that these Void-generated men managed to escape to it. ...I defer to your leader for explaining the X-zone, for I never bothered to explore it myself." He shakes his head. "Only low lifeforms like Questers are fit for exploring it."
Halbardeer: "So it's like Oak's lab?"
Metal Man: "Er... yes. The X-zone is a very static-y place. In this case, I've mapped its current expanse."
Metal Man (GM): The image branches out.
Dragoshi: "...No, Hal."
Deloth: *bites his tongue to avoid firing back a nasty comment*
Metal Man (GM): You see a static-y tunnel between the X-zone and another Y-shaped nebula.
Metal Man: "Team Star Fox used this once. It's a bizarre wormhole filled with chaotic beings."
Chancé: "Hmm, Kuja, why do you choose to stay dead anyway? You must miss the finer things of life, like food."
Kuja: "I cannot be revived." He stares at Chancé angrily. "Your usage of strange powers made my body vaporize."
Chancé: "So you never thought of creating a new body?"
Kuja: "Too bad. I could have just reached in and picked up the code if I weren't so improperly assorted." He stands up. "Trapped between life and death is not a pleasant existence. If I could posses bodies other than my own, then this would be a lot more unpleasant."
Metal Man (GM): He walks right through Chance`.
Chancé: "Hmm. Can't you create a magical body then?"
Kuja: "I am the foremost master of magic in this realm. If there was anything powerful enough post-Void to give me a body, I would have used it already."
Dragoshi: "...He's got a point, there."
Halbardeer finally crawls back to his feet. "So, we're going to be taking arwings again through this earthworm hole?"
Kuja: "I can have a body for mere milliseconds--the constant destructive energy which follows me everywhere disintegrates anything I use."
Metal Man: "No. This warp is solid. We can walk on the ground."
Kuja: "Technically. There is a second which is not." He laughs. "With your piloting skills, you'd never be able to get it if it had crashed there."
Chancé: "Then you can't trap the c.d.e (constant destructive energy), and use that power?"
Kuja: "That energy was stuck there by the Questers. If I could remove it, all of you would be dead and I would rule the universe."
Metal Man (GM): He holds an arm through a wall and concentrates. A giant hole eats into the wall.
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Halbardeer: "This guy sounds pretty evil, why do you want him to have a body anyway? Unless you want to try killing him again or something."
Kuja: "I cannot control it enough to do anything but that. Otherwise I must concentrate constantly to keep it from eating my soul entirely."
Metal Man: "There's a reason he cannot have a body." *He takes out a file.* "He ruled the world once. He's only helping us now because we so thoroughly screwed him over."
Chancé: "Then why not do a few good deeds?"
Metal Man: "He has no choice but to help us because he has nothing else to do."
Chancé: "Well, a few good deeds that do not have some benefit to you."
Kuja: "The very second I obtain a body, I will start by burning your eyes out, cell by cell, while melting your te--"
Metal Man: "That is quite enough, Kuja."
Halbardeer: "I can imagine a lot of things I could do if I could walk through walls..."
Kuja: "Inferior ruler. You cannot control your subjects. But you know what you need to know."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a portal in the middle of a wall, reducing it to rubble, and then walks into it, the portal closing behind him.
Deloth: "Excuse me, but this inferior ruler and these lower life forms broke your body..."
Dragoshi: "...right. Anyway, how about that warp."
Metal Man: "Kuja would do a lot of evil things if he hadn't been cursed by us."
Deloth: *rolls his eyes* "Egomaniac."
Chancé: "Hmm, I should send him some cake after."
Halbardeer: "I don't suppose we've got anything that can fix the burns from that fireball before we head out?"
Metal Man: "Don't bother--he'll set it on fire and explode it on you."
Metal Man looks to Hal.
Metal Man: "Sorry. Gotta pay for anything to heal that at this moment. After mission you'll be healed. It's just a manner of economy. That's why, while I hate his guts, I only talk about him behind his back."
Chancé: "Oh but Metal, I will warm his cold-- erm coal heart and make him a better person."
Dragoshi: "... No you won't."
Metal Man: "If you want a burning cape-shaped scar in your face, it's your issue, not mine." *Chuckles*
Dragoshi: "That's as impossible and pointless as..."
Halbardeer: "Alrighty, a fireball's not enough to bring General Halbardeer down! So let's review the mission. Some people are trapped in this X zone, we need to go rescue them and retrieve a decoding device. Whatever that is, right?"
Chancé: "If I get burned in the process it will be worth it. That and I can annoy him with kindness!"
Metal Man: "Yeah. They'll be in a ship."
Metal Man shows a large image of a white ship. Gigantic. Like a space battleship.
Halbardeer: "And we're going there on foot?"
Metal Man: "Yes. Warped in at the mouth and then allowed to walk through."
Halbardeer: "Do we gotta fix the ship, or warp them somewhere else?"
Metal Man: "No. Take the decoder and run like a madman. Kuja only wants to figure out what happened to them."
Dragoshi: "Fair enough. Take decoder, run like hell. Got it."
Metal Man: "He's been researching the remains of his empire so he can write a book."
Halbardeer: "Oh, so... we don't want to hurt them if we can help it?"
Metal Man: "Because we've burnt out his ability to maim people and take over reality."
Dragoshi: "Oh, and figure out that stuff too. Right. No, more like we have no chance of beating them, Hal."
Metal Man: "Nah, kill them if you want. They were constructed by The Void, anything that remains is unlikely to be friendly. That too."
Dragoshi: "As, you see, they're from the era where everyone was ludicrously powerful."
Halbardeer: "Let's hope the ship has a dex on board that can tell us what happened than!"
Metal Man: "The computer aboard is likely to be extremely powerful. It would be relatively easy to find out from that, yes."
Chancé: .oO(It's nice to know there are people more insane than me.)
Metal Man: "Any more questions? The warp is ready."
Halbardeer: "So is the warp open, I want to see these Voidians!"
SIMBER: "I still don't trust him. He doesn't seem as stupid as you portray him."
Deloth: *heads on to the Warp Room*
Metal Man: "Pah! He's limited by his ego."
Halbardeer clunks along towards the warp.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along*
Digifanatic just walks on in...
Chancé: "Of course he has some goal in mind SIMBER, something on the disk is useful to him."
Halbardeer: "So we're still not going to saffron city right?"
SIMBER: "Good point."
Metal Man: "Yes. Saffron City is not as good as this... Hi Digi. The warp room is open. Ask the others if you need info."
Chancé: "That is why I think you should make your own inscription for when we decrypt it, I think you can do that well SIMBER."
Chancé enters the warp.
Halbardeer enters da warp.
Digifanatic: "Oh, I'm sorry... I didn't realize you never noticed me. That's probably my fault."
Metal Man: "Oh. Well. Anyway, you know what to do."
Metal Man (GM): The warp room's open. This warp's weirdly hypnotic.
Dragoshi: *Enters the hypnowarp. Which he doesn't hail*
Deloth shakes his head, blinks his eyes a few times, and heads into the warp.
Metal Man (GM): WARP! You appear in the... 'X-zone'. The sky is a weird trippy white-ish mess which wavers constantly. Everywhere you walk you have two or three blueish-blur images of yourself. The ground is solid white and yet grainy.
Deloth: "...Good grief. This is like that dream I had once when I was in bed with a 101 degree fever."
Halbardeer: "Look! I'm not the only Halbardeer anymore!"
Metal Man (GM): You see a large variety of old space ships stuck into the ground. Most of them, curiously, have gotten millions of tiny holes in them and/or rusted.
Deloth: "Only... with more TV static."
Halbardeer walks up to one of these spaceships and looks at it.
Metal Man (GM): Most of them are useless. There is a crashed Arwing missing a wing with the name 'James' on it and a crashed black angular fighter which has been completely rusted to only a frame...
Chancé: "Hmm, interesting."
Dragoshi: "...Now, which one of these ships is the one we're looking for..."
Deloth looks around bewilderedly for a bit before heading over to the graveyard of spaceships.
Chancé: "I wonder if what we say aloud has any effect here."
Digifanatic: "I doubt it..."
Chancé: "Uh... Sky pink?"
Halbardeer checks out James' Arwing.
Metal Man (GM): James' wrecked Arwing shows that whoever was inside leaped out, and you see what appears to have been a bomb mark on the side. There's some glowing steps leading straight ahead, though that's the only direction you can go anyway.
Deloth heads up those.
Dragoshi: *Does the same. Whee*
Deloth: "Man, this place is weird. It's making my whole body feel funny."
Digifanatic decides to head on board.
Chancé: "Guess it does not work, all well."
Halbardeer clunks along after the rest of them.
Chancé follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): You follow the steps and discover a collapsed tower of some sort. Apparently it was formerly a part of a flying city. The tower's an empty frame. Some words are scratched into the side in a strange language. The steps walk by it, as if James himself took a look at it.
Halbardeer looks at the strange language. "What language is that..."
Deloth scans those to see if he can copy that message into his Dex.
Dex: "...Ancient Lylat language detected. Translating. SAVE US ALL FROM THIS HORRENDOUS PLACE. ALL THE STRANGE SHAPES DRIVE US TO INSANITY. RUN WHILE YOU CAN STILL READ. It appears there is more, but it's written as if the target was losing control of their hand muscles."
Halbardeer: "Strange shapes driving people to insanity? Unfathomable. I like strange shapes."
Dex: "Cannot translate, but it trails off into some profanity."
Metal Man (GM): You see up ahead, what looks to be a person standing there. The steps lead up to them.
Chancé: "So we have to face the shape monster of doomchaos~"
Halbardeer scans the person with dex.
Dragoshi: "More like run away from ii." :/
Dex: "Strange energy wave detected. Approach not suggested."
Halbardeer looks around for something he can pick up.
Dragoshi: "In which direction? Straight ahead?"
Dex: "Approaching the figure from which strange energy waves are coming."
Digifanatic just wonders where the heck the decoder's supposed to be.
Metal Man (GM): You can attempt to run around it instead, but that might be hard. Nothing much to pick up except for ship debris.
Halbardeer picks up some ship debris. "I can throw something to see if it's alive."
Dragoshi: "...Let's not."
Dex: "The target is ahead; there is little in the way of direction to choose from otherwise."
Halbardeer: "Oh, and we might wanna grab the arwing back there... it's mostly in one piece, could probably fix it up."
Halbardeer tries to walk around the figure.
Digifanatic: "Not a bad idea...as long as nobody starts yelling at us."
Dragoshi: "...But it's prolly' been in here for a while, so I'd rather not chance something inane and nonsensical to happen."
Deloth simply hangs back and watches while the X-Zone irradiates his bones with 100% pure insanity. Wheeeee!
Metal Man (GM): Hal manages, amazingly, to get around the guy. He's about 5 feet tall.
Halbardeer looks back at the guy to get a look at him front the front as he keeps going down the path.
Digifanatic: .oO(Hmm...looks like he passed by with ease.)
Metal Man (GM): Due to the constant glare you cannot see who he is.
Chancé jumps, jumps again and peach floats over the guy, wee.
Metal Man (GM): That is, glare from the white energy. Darkdata leaps over him. Barely.
Chancé: "Hmm, it's been too long since I played leapfrog."
Digifanatic smiles but holds his laughter after the comment.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi tries to jump, double jump, then triple jump over the guy. Whee*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi also jumps over the guy.
Deloth follows suit with the jumps. Seems to work with all the others, so...
Digifanatic is unsure whether he should jump or walk around...he takes the safer option according to his abilities and also tries jumping over...
Metal Man (GM): And Digi leaps over it.
Halbardeer continues along the path, looking for anything else of interest.
Metal Man (GM): You make your way ahead, not knowing what the heck that guy was... ..but not really caring, either. However, the way ahead has a new block; there's a bunch of weird floating Static-things in the air, and they look hostile. There's a whole cloud overhead over a large area just ahead. You have the choice of fighting your way through or running through and hoping you don't get mauled.
Halbardeer: "I think the warp was off, I don't see this ship anywhere."
Digifanatic: "I say we test the waters first, and if it looks safe, then we run."
Chancé:: "Do any of you have long range energy attacks? I want to try something."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I've got something."
Chancé: "Ok Digi, anyone else?"
Deloth: "All I have are fire attacks."
Chancé: "Good enough, 2 people, anyone else?"
Halbardeer: "I'm an up close and personal kind of guy myself."
Chancé hauls out his mirror.
Chancé: "Digi, attack with the energy attack at the mirror?"
Digifanatic: "Alright then..."
Dragoshi: "I have my guns...Oh, and Gravity Well. ...And my acid."
Digifanatic: "I say guns for you."
Chancé: "All too physical. :/"
Chancé holds the mirror at ready.
Digifanatic decides that if anything goes too wrong, he'll just give Chancé a Mushroom. Walking a decent distance away from the mirror, he unpockets his Digivice and unloads a Hyper Beam Matrix at the mirror.
Metal Man (GM): The mirror is... hit? Chance` gets blasted in the face.
Chancé: "Ow. Try again? My finger slipped."
Deloth just tries shooting a Fira at the static.
Metal Man (GM): The Fira streaks into the static. The static monsters begin to fly at all of you. There's... there's so many of them!!!
Chancé: "sigh, your too slow Digi."
Deloth takes off running.
Dragoshi: "No. More like Del's too friggin' hasty."
Metal Man (GM): It's like an angry bee swarm.
Chancé: "Oh, wait, they are energy!"
Deloth: *Deloth goes back.*
Chancé runs forward holding his mirror in front of him.
Metal Man (GM): They are made of energy. And now 15 of them are bearing down on you. Deloth runs back.
Halbardeer runs behind Chancé.
Deloth: *shouting back* "I'll lure them baaaaaaack..."
Metal Man (GM): He stumbles into the lone figure.
???: "Huuuh haahaahahahahahaahah heeee!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He stands in the way. Not all the swarm follows you, but you're now surrounded! BATTLE! The man is revealed to have two Cheese Danish eyes and a strange tongue. What is he doing here???
Deloth: "...Aw, MAN..."
Metal Man (GM): Targets: 3 glitch monsters and Dan 2.
Dan : "I'm uhhh... twuce da fuhn! Haw hawh hahahaha hoo!"
Metal Man (GM): His spinning cheese danish eyes are threatening.
Halbardeer runs up and halberd storms the glitch monsters in a double strafe.
Metal Man (GM): First one hits monsters 1 and 2. Second one hits monsters 2 and 3.
Chancé runs up the glitch #1 and tries to absorb it into his mirror.
Metal Man (GM): You cannot absorb it. It's incompatible.
Halbardeer: 10 to 1, 22 to 2, 10 to 3
Metal Man (GM): Bounces off the mirror.
Dragoshi: *Decides to assist Hal by trying to strafe the glitches and blast them*
Metal Man (GM): Failure Strafe.
Deloth aims a Bomb Kick at Dan's face. Toasted Danishes, anyone?
Chancé: "So, they are non energy energy? Weird."
Dex: "The word is 'strangely aligned energy.' They are not of this world."
Metal Man (GM): You toast his Danishes all right.
Chancé: "So energy can not be created or destroyed but slightly altered? heh."
Metal Man (GM): Dan's takin' some bad damage!
Dex: "It appears you'd need to be from the same dimension to effect them with the mirror. Of course, that'd probably vastly alter your senses and drive you insane. That is why we do not believe the crash survivors will be of any use to anyone, even Kuja. If they are alive they are unlikely to make any sense."
Digifanatic goes with a quick double punch (First one: normal, second one: fire) to Static1.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit... Base hit mania Glitch 1, 2, and 3 all converge on and attack Chancé. They're weak though. Chancé dodges the first... the second... And the third hits Chancé for 15.
Chancé: "Well, I have my target~"
Metal Man (GM): Dan decides to rip open a hole in reality. Two, actually. One on each side of Digi. Gotta leap fast or you'll be shredded to bits! ...You are healed 10 HP? Weird.
Digifanatic: *Cool...but he was at full health already. BLEH!*
Chancé gulps the blue essence.
Digifanatic decides to take a little bit more of a chance and flipkicks Glitch 1 (Upward smash), and he'll settle on that for now.
Metal Man (GM): BLAM! You hit. First glitch dies. But two more appear to replace it! Glitch 2 and 3 fly at Digi's head.
Chancé: "Ok, so Kill Danish dude first."
Metal Man (GM): *Bonk* *Bonk* 15, 15, 30 damage total to Digi.
Digifanatic: *That'd be 30, correct?*
Dan: "You no can stoppah me heerh! 'Cuz I can't stop forgetting to add 2 after me nameh!"
Metal Man (GM): He's obviously nuts.
Dragoshi: *...All right then. Dragoshi will just spit acid at Dan 2. Twice should work.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Dan : "Eeeeeergh!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Glitch 2 and 3 fly at Dragoshi. Both fail.
Dragoshi: *Sidesteps both*
Metal Man (GM): You seem to be a match against these guys. But there's so many of them!
Dan : "Heergh gaaahahahahahaha! And remember, Geh geh geh ha- haaaa... ha ha ha geeh heeeee!"
Metal Man (GM): And Julian warps in just to aid you.
Digifanatic wishes he had a hit all move...but he decides that it's better to take this fight one turn at a time, literally...so he hits Dan with an Icy Kick and a Fire Punch.
Metal Man (GM): You attack Dan... Hit, hit. Dan 2 clutches his chest, then violently explodes.
Dan : "ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!"
Dragoshi: *In any case, Dragoshi also decides to take it one turn at a time, and decides to spew a bunch of acid at Glitch 2*
Metal Man (GM): Oddly, another Dan walks right into the battle. Hit, miss. Glitch 2 dies! But two more appear!!! Glitch 3 flies at Dragoshi. It's rather wimpy.
Dan 2 : "You cannot defeat the X-zone! Stop trying! Argharagaagabaaaaahhhhh!!!"
Digifanatic is going clubbing with Glitch 4...but not as in raving and tripping E. He means...golf club to the head.
Metal Man (GM): Well I sent them a response thing. It seems to be mildly less slow. Hit. #4 is now damaged.
Chancé: *walks up to Dan* "You know, I always wanted to try Danish cooking, I should get your eye!"
Dan 2 : "Go ahead and try! Try try try and fry! Ha ha hahaha. Ha ha hahaha. Ha ha hahaha."
Metal Man (GM): You grab his eye.
Metal Man (GM): It explodes violently on you and him!! Dan is hit by his own eye. 25 damage to both you and Dan.
Dan 2 : "Burn burn baby! Ahhh!!!! My eye socket is on fire!! Fiyahhhhh!!!!"
Chancé: "Hmm, the other one?"
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Chancé: "Get rid of his other eye~"
Dragoshi: *How about shoot Dan 2 2's other eye off?*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* Headshot. He explodes violently. No more Dans.
Julian: *And Julian's here! Surprise. Also CANNON BLOW to...someone. The one with the least HP*
Metal Man (GM): You hit Glitch 3.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi then shoots Glitch 4.*
Julian: *For 28%. Yee*
Chancé: "Yay, I knew his eyes were the source of his weakness." .oO(No, really, I was not going to send his eyes to Kuja on top of a cake)
Metal Man (GM): Glitch 3 explodes violently.
Digifanatic: "Well, that's 1/5 of the fight so far."
Metal Man (GM): Glitches 4, 5, 6, and 7 all attack Chancé for no reason. 15 damage a hit. So, miss miss miss miss.
Chancé: "I knew Wii sports was good for dodging~"
Metal Man (GM): It's their turn again! Ahhhh!!! They all attack Digi now. Only three attacks threaten him!
Digifanatic: *He sucks at dodging!*
Metal Man (GM): One hit! 15 damage.
Chancé: "Digi should play Wii Sports more."
Julian: *Julian attacks Glitch...6. That's a good number.* *GOLDEN* *GLOVES*
Digifanatic still limits himself to one move for he realizes that he could still be attacked...so he unloads a Hyper Beam Matrix at Glitch 4 since that's his heaviest attack.
Chancé Cane of Somaria-es Glitch 7.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. Hit. Lots of hitting. Hit.
Julian: *38 damage! And that's that*
Metal Man (GM): Glitch 6 dies a horrible death.
Dragoshi: *Alright, then. Dragoshi attempts to gun down glitches 4, 5, and 7 with a Rifle Strafe, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. The remaining Glitch 5 crashes at Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): It attacks Dragoshi again!
Dragoshi: *'Nother sidestep*
Julian: *PUNCH IT. TO DEATH*
Digifanatic will wait to see if more pop up before he does anything...
Chancé tosses the potion he summons away. "Useless right now."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Glitch 5 is dead. You win! You see the way ahead now... There is clearly a debris field leading into the distance. It looks like something big hit that group of Glitches and crashed. The Glitch things, thankfully, are gone for now. They apparently fled after you viciously killed your way through a bunch of them.
Julian: *And that's the last one!* "Now, anyone gonna tell me what's goin' on? I'd be here mo' often, but I got shit to do."
Digifanatic: "We've got to get a decoder that was here in the X-Zone in order to help figure out some of the content on Metal's weapons disc."
Julian: "Good enough." *Onwards!*
Dragoshi: *Moseying on along*
Metal Man (GM): You continue down the debris trail, seeing skeletons and torn up stuff.
Digifanatic: *And on he goes*
Metal Man (GM): It looks like it sprung a leak and crashed here. Indeed. A gigantic corroded engine just sits along the path. 'KUJA-01.'
Chancé: "Unique name."
Digifanatic: "That's the kind of sarcasm I like."
Digifanatic looks to see if he can bypass it.
Metal Man (GM): You can walk right around it.
Digifanatic: *does so*
Metal Man (GM): You finally see the ship... it looms large. There is... one problem, however. It is still being patrolled... by Supersoldiers???? Strange men in all-black armor walk around the ship.
Julian: "...Didn' we kill all these guys?"
Metal Man (GM): They have their old Kuja armor on. Dead glitches and Dans litter the ground around it.
Chancé: "They seem to be busy."
Metal Man (GM): You see a Dan walk up to the ship and be gunned down by lasers and... ..astral projections? These guys are freaky.
Dex: "No Supersoldier has been seen to act like that before."
Metal Man (GM): There's a wide-open door on it, but, again, it's heavily guarded. Any glitch stuff dumb enough to get near it seems to get lasered or hit by weird after-images of the Supersoldiers.
Chancé: "Intelligence, in Supersoldiers? It defies science!"
Julian: "Ain't intelligence, just plain power. You'd keep this thing well guarded too if you had astral projection an' shit."
Metal Man (GM): The odd thing is that there's still a distress signal coming from it. It indicates 'Ship Crashed, Men Down, Supplies Low, Surrounded by Enemies'
Chancé: "Well, I should of been more clear, intelligence in the sense that they don't yell halt, stop, come closer and your shot, one more step, if you cross that line..""
Julian: "Never did that in the first place."
Digifanatic: "Well, then if people had any smarts they wouldn't take one more step forward."
Metal Man (GM): You hear another signal on your dex. It's a high pitched one. Hard to hear. It's from something else. Do you do anything about it?
Digifanatic leans his ear in to see if he can make anything out better.
Metal Man (GM): It's ear-painful static. Maybe you want to try something program-wise instead of going deaf.
Digifanatic quickly moves his head back...
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi tunes it into his dex. He identifies there is somebody else to your left. In a pile of debris.
Digifanatic: "Got anything?" *holds hand up to the ear he leaned in with for a moment*
Dragoshi: *To the others, quietly* "There's someone else in a pile of debris to the left of us."
Julian: "So fish him out, then." *To the debris!*
Chancé: "walks behind Digi."
A subtle wave of temporal energy shifts in space behind everyone as Aiden is warped in subtlely "Finally. You people are hard to catch up with."
Dragoshi: *Walks in front of Chancé, but behind Digi*
Metal Man (GM): You go to the debris. It's like a shelter, really.
Julian: "Who're you again?"
Metal Man (GM): A strange antenna pops out. Then a person. ...It looks just like Star Fox, but older.
???: "What? People? You can't be serious... ...are you illusions?" He pokes Digi.
Dragoshi: "...We're real." >_>
Aiden: "Time Knight Aiden Avios Ligaze. I joined you awhile ago however due to the incompetence of my own group I spend more time in the wrong time than I do here."
Digifanatic: "No, I'm here."
???: "I've been trapped in here for twenty five years... I can barely tell the difference. The only thing which kept me alive is that." He points to the ship.
Julian: "...You've been kept alive by that ship? How?"
???: "Just as I thought everything was an unending sameness, it crashed in. But the men on it... they're twisted."
Dragoshi: "...I see. Though, how did you get past the soldiers guarding it?"
???: "The ship. It gave me reason to hope for rescue. I knew people would come after it."
Chancé: "The sky is blue, the grass is green and we can take you out of here."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up, revealing a severely out of date Lylat uniform. He wears sunglasses.
Julian: "Nah, I mean what'd you EAT. Dead folks?"
James McCloud: "Those flying glitch things taste just like chicken."
James McCloud: "I am James McCloud... probably the only original member of the Star Fox team if enough time's passed. If you want into that ship, you'll need to distract those men. They're completely insane. And nigh-invincible. I shot at one for a couple hours. He stood there while my shots bounced off of his head."
Julian: "We got that. You got any ideas on how we gonna do that, Mr. Been-Here-25-Years?"
James McCloud: "My ship is back there. I was saving the energy in the G-diffuser for if I could take over that ship. But." He raises a hand. "It can also serve as a makeshift rocket."
Julian: "Kamikaze, interesting..."
James McCloud: "Of course... one of you'll need to rig it to do that. My tech guy didn't come with me here. Some bomb went off on my ship and I got sucked into a black hole. Rocket my ship past theirs and they'll chase it. They want supplies just as badly as I do."
Julian: "I can fly it, but I can't fix it. Anyone else?"
James McCloud: "Heh. Welcome to my world."
Dragoshi: "I can also fly it, but I can't fix it either." e_e
Chancé: "If I tried to fix it it could become a rocket... or it could turn into a dancing spaceship... --;"
James McCloud: "Well, the reason I mentioned one of you needed to rig it, is I doubt you'd want to be inside it when it crashes. As you could just fly it normally but you'd be... stuck inside it. I used the eject to save myself from the crash landing."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Chancé: "Wait... James do you have some spare parts?"
James McCloud: "Either way, we're no use standing here. Those crazy men might see us. Come on." He begins walking to the ship.
Chancé follows James.
Aiden advances within.
James McCloud: "I tried everything. There are no useful spare parts outside of that ship. This place eats all inorganic matter away. Only by constantly moving my ship around could I keep it from being eaten away."
Metal Man (GM): He takes you to the ship, pointing out the controls and the one remaining fuel cell.
Chancé: "Any weird parts then?"
James McCloud: "With one wing it can fly up, then arc down into the ground while spinning."
Digifanatic: *is with the others*
James McCloud: "I've got lots of ruined parts with holes in them." He points to a nearby ship, made of black metal. "That's a Venomian ship. It's busted. I picked it over. Nearly blew up on impact."
Chancé: "Well, it's worth a try."
James McCloud: "It's really simple, really." He points to the control lever. "Holding this up makes it go down, holding it down makes it go up. You can set it to constantly turn left to get a few more seconds of air. A tech guy could program it to auto-compensate and fly itself. But I don't know how... and I'd have only one chance if I tried."
Chancé walks over to the other ship and tries to make a Bizarro Item Temp remote control unit and remote.
Metal Man (GM): You put together a 'remote control unit'--...it's just a stick made of junk materials you can jam into the control stick on the Arwing. Primitive, but it's all you can do with all those hole-filled parts.
James McCloud: "Of course, whatever we do, we need to push it up near the ship to have maximum effect."
Chancé: "*blink* Would this work? *holds it up?*"
James McCloud: "I must say, it's a bit risky, but... you guys can work as my failsafe. Stick it in and let's push it over to the ship."
Chancé sticks it in?
Metal Man (GM): You stick it in. James McCloud begins pushing the ship towards the white ship.
Dragoshi: *Sure, why not.*
Metal Man (GM): Between all of you, you manage to push the ship all the way up to the other ship, in a position to launch it.
James McCloud: "So. If you guys are ready to do this, I'll just let it off. You're going to have to run inside the ship after I do it, though."
Julian: "Let's do it."
Aiden: "Got it."
James McCloud: "Okay then. 3... 2... 1..."
Metal Man (GM): *Click* *WHOOOOSH*
Digifanatic starts heading inside the ship!
Metal Man (GM): The Arwing flies up and over the ship, and keeps going. The Supersoldiers run after it as if it's some candle to moths.
Metal Man (GM): You have a clear way into the ship. You begin running inside it.
Dragoshi: *Waits for the soldiers to chase the arwing...And, then he runs*
Metal Man (GM): James McCloud runs in with you.
Metal Man (GM): You all run inside, and up into the first room of the old ship. The Supersoldiers are too busy chasing the ship to notice, so you see in this first room where the captain and the bridge would be. All the men are pretty much dead, some having scratched farewell messages onto the wall. Hm. Apparently, not all of these people were illusions.
Digifanatic wishes he knew where the decoder was...
Chancé uses his dex to snap pictures of the farewell messages.
Chancé: "There has to be some respect for their memories.."
Aiden: "A temporal imprint of will maybe." *He continues moving.*
Metal Man (GM): You snap some pictures.
Julian: "They've been here for 25 years. Ain't much left to respect." *Onwards*
Metal Man (GM): You have access to the bridge computer.
James McCloud: "Actually, they crashed a few years ago. Not 25."
Digifanatic takes a look at this...
Metal Man (GM): There's a Kuja-standard keyboard and computer combo, but it's asleep.
Digifanatic takes a quick look around for other possibilities, first.
Digifanatic: *Within the room*
Metal Man (GM): You see few others, except there's a lever for force fields, and another to turn on the weapons. And a navigation computer, also in sleep mode.
Digifanatic: "Should I wake up the computer?"
Chancé: "Trap the superpeople out with the field first?"
James McCloud: "Up to you. I'm just following."
Aiden: "Depends will it be crazed or evil? This is a Kuja based ship is it not? Temporal logs recall him being...'interesting'"
Digifanatic: "Hmm...I like Chancé's idea." *raises the forcefields*
Metal Man (GM): You raise the force fields. You can't tell if that kept the Supersoldiers out or not, though. Because you have no other systems online.
James McCloud: "You might want to look on the main computer."
Digifanatic: *wakes the main computer by wiggling the mouse around*
Chancé: "Might as well poke the computer."
Digifanatic: "Already on it."
Metal Man (GM): It turns on, showing live footage of Supersoldiers, who, being stupid, are baffled at their shield keeping them out and the busted up Arwing.
James McCloud: "Good, the first gauntlet's out. The problem is what's downstairs."
Chancé: "*flicks the lever for the weapons* Might as well distract them too."
Digifanatic sees if there's any more information available...like text displays.
Computer: "Weapons cannot be engaged with shields up."
Metal Man (GM): There is a wealth of information. It appears these men died just a while ago. They had been living off the supplies.
Digifanatic: "Keep the weapons down."
Chancé: "Yep, shields are better."
Aiden: "Got it."
Metal Man (GM): It appears, so far as you can see, that they found some sort of building while they were here. Far off, in the distance. They had been researching it. Hence, the weird symbols they transmitted. Of course, this was incomplete, which is why you came here. And also why they are dead now. The complete version, apparently, caused a strange being to appear downstairs.
Aiden raises his hand inputting the information onto something similar to a holographic notepad.
James McCloud: "As I was saying... the day those Supersoldiers went crazy was the same that they found some weird relic. Some of them yelled out about 'downstairs' before strangely dying."
Digifanatic: "Hmm...should we go down and see what's up before we hit the building?"
James McCloud: "We can't really leave the ship with all those Supersoldiers outside. So I would guess so. I'm staying up here, though. Gives me the creeps. And I've been living here."
Metal Man (GM): You may proceed down some stairs, into the very area you've been warned against. Or you can play with the computers some more. They might have more to say.
Digifanatic wakes up the Navigation computer.
Metal Man (GM): It shows you are in 'anomalous location' and going at 'unknown speed' You may wish to input some questions specifically. (It's an intelligent model)
Chancé: "Digi, dump all the data possible on the past downstairs events?"
Digifanatic: "Hang on a minute..." Typed: 'What is the remaining distance to the unfinished building?'
Metal Man (GM): It beeps. It shows an arc and shows the building is all the way on the other side of the X-zone. Miles and miles away.
Digifanatic doesn't know whether to trust that or not, given 'anomalous location' and such...
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. It can't be exact, that is for sure. It has a hard time comprehending this space.
James McCloud: "I know that probably isn't correct, but it is probably far away. Those guys were up and about for quite a while. By the time they found it they'd become used to the area. Too bad they ignored my existence."
Digifanatic looks to see if there's a camera of the downstairs area--particularly the one of disturbance--and if he can access that camera angle on one of the monitors.
Metal Man (GM): You check it out. You see a bizarre disturbance and a bunch of dead people.
James McCloud: "Looks like they touched something they shouldn't have."
Digifanatic: *Attempts to make sense of it*
Metal Man (GM): You see it looks like a humanoid shape. It appears to be mostly glitchy and staticy. It looks like it was a former crew member.
Aiden: "It's glitchy but it looks like a person."
James McCloud: "We're stuck here until you're done with whatever you came here for, I would presume?"
Digifanatic: "Hmm...well, we're looking for a decoder for something we've got back at base." *Shows James a picture of Metal's disc* "That would be the object that needs decoding."
James McCloud: "Ah!" He stands back. "That thing's probably just as unholy as whatever corrupted that guy down there. So I guess you'd want to... take it from that guy down there?"
Digifanatic: "If...he...has it..."
James McCloud: "I don't know. I was paying more attention to where they had their supplies. If you don't mind I may look for some in here. They should be... should be..." He opens a bunch of drawers. They're empty. "Rats. They used 'em up like I did mine."
Aiden: "I take it that means they aren't anymore."
James McCloud: "It looks like what you want is down there, in that... thing's... hands. You'll have to kill it, I guess."
Digifanatic: "Okay. If I'm analyzing this correctly, in order to play this correctly, we'll need to fight the strange guy downstairs, or at least come face-to-face..."
Metal Man (GM): The way downstairs remains open.
Digifanatic: "I know Dragoshi's pretty good at stealing stuff."
Dragoshi: "How are you so sure that it's on that things person?"
James McCloud: "The thing they took was freaky. They all died and yelled about the 'downstairs' when it happened. Now there's one weird guy downstairs with a bunch of weird stuff going on. I think he should be the guy you're after, or at least know something. Problem is, he's apparently a murderer."
Digifanatic: "Hmm...well, not much else to do, I'd say? If these monitors are correct, we've got a long time left before we reach that building. That means absolutely nothing. What's his weapon?"
Chancé types in the computer. "Is there a way to talk to the guy without going into the room?"
Digifanatic: "I don't think diplomacy will work."
James McCloud: "He doesn't appear to have a weapon."
Metal Man (GM): You can see him just barely if you stare down the stairs. He's wandering around the downstairs at random. You would come face to face with him if you walked down the stairs. He isn't so powerful as to be something to avoid at all costs.
Digifanatic: "Dang. If we knew what he was strong with, it'd be a lot easier to pinpoint our plan."
Aiden: "Then we have to simply proceed with caution by going downstairs."
Metal Man (GM): As he apparently has yet to just walk up and attack you. Even though he's probably been listening all this time.
Dragoshi: "I suppose so."
Metal Man (GM): He's about 10-15 feet diagonally.
Aiden: "If it makes you feel any better I will approach him first."
Metal Man (GM): He doesn't speak yet.
Aiden switches his hand from blade Hrotti to blade Durandal as he looks down stairs.
Digifanatic: "Alright, Aiden. If you think it'll work..."
James McCloud: "I'll make sure nobody gets in up here. Those Supersoldiers look awfully mad..." Strange. You can't even see their facial expressions. They are standing outside the field making dumbfounded expressions.
Dragoshi: *Follows behind Aiden, assault rifle in hand*
Chancé: "He is trapped down there, I wonder how those Supersoldiers did it?"
Metal Man (GM): You look down. You see a room full of dead people immediately below.
Chancé: "Don't step past the bottom stair."
Metal Man (GM): The strange being notices you walking and finally speaks.
Digifanatic casually follows.
Chancé: "Not yet."
Chancé follows also.
Digifanatic stops when he should, too.
???: "YLAST YARGH YNEH. YEH YAH YEEEE."
Aiden: "At great costs it seems.." Aiden advances downstairs and starts down. "..."
???: "YLAND YNET?"
Metal Man (GM): He holds up a hand at Aiden. BZZZZZTTTTTT He fires a weird beam at him.
Chancé: "Dex, translate?"
Dex: "It is the same language as the disc. Untranslatable as of current."
???: "YAT YOO YING!!!"
Aiden defends with counter strike swinging his sword with an unmatched speed at the blast.
Metal Man (GM): You are hit by it. 0... damage???? ...Suddenly you gain the ability to understand what he is saying.
Aiden takes a step back up the stairs and stops again.
Dex: "Unknown field detected. Scanning... ...translation data detected. Translating..."
Aiden: "Did you just give me the ability to speak with you?"
???: "I see... I see everything and nothing at once. The men who died... the men who tried to kill me... because I attempted to inform them that they had been fooled into serving Kuja. You have come here despite their loyal supersoldiers locking me out. I ask you why."
Chancé: "Trying to translate a disk that may or may not now be useful with the information you are about to provide us as with if we were tricked by him also. Kuja is a ghost now, by the way."
Aiden: "Hmmm in more times then one." He folds his arms "I will not lie to you. This place is a graveyard of the past. We are seeking out a decoding device on what in what is left of this place."
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi just listens.*
???: "A decoding device." The person narrows his eyes. "If Kuja is a ghost, you still know I am here. Yet only Kuja knew of mission KX-5: The one which stated we were to escape and survive at all costs. How did you find out this ship was here?"
Chancé: "Kuja's ghost told us."
???: "Then you see." He crosses his arms. "I cannot let Kuja have the translator. If you are intelligent enough to get here, you will realize why. I can explain it to you though."
Dragoshi: "It's not for him. It's for us."
???: "If he told you, he knows you are coming. Your technology is porous to Kuja's technology. Therefore if you know he will know in short order."
Metal Man (GM): He holds up his hands, generating an image of the disk.
???: "If he knows then he can reverse engineer this to build his empire back and enslave the world. The inscriptions I read gave me increased wisdom; I saw this immediately. I killed the others to prevent this. There is another way but you may not like it. You are Questers, unable to accept compromise. I do not know if you'd even want to hear my idea."
Dragoshi: "Sure, let's hear it. I've got all the time in the world, really..."
Digifanatic: "I would like to ask a question, please."
???: "What is your... question?"
Chancé: "That old quester ideal really needs to be worked on, continue... Hmm... I missed your name."
Julian: *Facepalm* "jesusfu--For the last goddamn time, we ain't inflexible destruction machines. Let's hear it."
Aiden: "I've been randomly displaced between the eleventh and sixteenth century. I can take a couple of minutes to hear your words."
Digifanatic: "If Kuja was truly meant to be just an informant, and we never give him the disc...would he steal it from us or something?"
???: "He is a ghost. Ghosts don't need to steal."
???: "If he were truly dead and you somehow pried this information from his old computers, it would be safe. Otherwise... he can fly through the walls at any time and take it, by the same virtue he probably can't harm you permanently."
Digifanatic: "Right. So, may we please hear the compromise?"
???: "The compromise is simple. One of you act as a human carrier as I have. I will die transmitting it, but it will be worth it if this information can benefit the Questers and keep Kuja in his place. The problem is that the human carrier will be corrupted and may not live from the experience. Furthermore they are limited to the limits of a human as opposed to a computer. They will only be able to see small pieces of the disk at a time. There is an ancient temple which can undo it. I would have used it but I am too far gone. If you take too long, you, too, will become too far gone. And it will be lost when you die."
Dragoshi: "...Well, I'm up for risking my life if no one else is."
???: "So you must not be greedy. You will posses the ability to pick a few technologies. And then it will be lost forever."
Julian: "Done worse. Where's it at?"
???: "The temple is on the other side of this realm. Indeed, it is inside a place called the 'Y-zone'. Floating in space nebulously. Once you have obtained that which you need it must be undone there."
Dragoshi: "Hey, I mean back in the era of The Void's convoluted idiocy I made a deal or that would've prolly' killed me eventually, so a third won't be any diff-...I see."
???: "If I may add--this knowledge has been wrongly attributed to The Void."
Aiden: "As a time knight I've exposed myself to many energies that could have ripped me asunder or frozen me in place for all but...it is not my place to obtain information outside of my mission assigned by HQ."
???: "The Void stole it from an ancient Lylat civilization, which originally constructed these wormholes. As he stole everything he ever did. He dropped the disk even though someone else made it."
Dragoshi: "So, The Void's reality's biggest plagiarist ever. Got it."
???: "And in time you shall learn as I have that he was simply a harbinger for other people's information."
Digifanatic: "Why am I not surprised?"
Chancé: "Can the information be shared between people."
Aiden takes that information inputting it into a journal .oO(Temporal update from the eyes of a survivor.)
???: "Half the information is half the alphabet which makes for 0% of the effectiveness."
???: "You need the full 385 character alphabet, which itself is in a bizarre extradimensional fashion the brain cannot correctly understand without slowly disintegrating."
Dragoshi: "I see."
???: "I have held on as I have knowing Kuja would find a way to send a crew. I intended to kill them so that no one would obtain this. However, he was dumb enough to send you."
Metal Man (GM): He smirks.
???: "I shall die happy knowing what you reduced him to. Only if he were truly helpless would he ask for your help. What he did to our people--he warped them in from other worlds to make himself look good--just to subjugate other innocents... it was awful."
???: "I have one final request."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at the ship around himself.
Dragoshi: "And, that is?"
???: "This... is the ultimate in evil. Even now it still functions. You, anyone who is not a supersoldier. They could fly it. That would be the end of sanity for your world yet again. Destroy this ship utterly by activating the self destruct."
Julian: "An' that is...where?"
???: "Here." He hands you a code slip. "Type this into the main computer."
Julian: *Yoink* "Got it."
???: "Now. Which one of you shall be the transmitter, if any? My time grows short. The exertion of talking to you is slowly killing me."
Dragoshi: "I will be willing to be said transmitter"
???: "For the conversion spell uses most of my strength... normally I speak in weird sentences made of of Y-words..."
Chancé: "I still want to know why bad guys program a self destruct code into their things. @_@;"
???: "Very well."
???: "Oh. Simple."
Dragoshi: "'Sides, I had a side job as an oracle that would eventually die after some great prophecy one time...Though, that was during The Void's convoluted insanity, but whatever."
???: "To keep good guys from stealing their stuff. Could you imagine what would happen if you had stolen Kuja's military during the war? Er. His ships."
Digifanatic: "True...that's why people intentionally sunk ships during, like, the World Wars and such..."
Dragoshi: "A lot of it."
???: "Total death to his people. Therefore I bid you farewell."
Digifanatic: "Thank you."
Metal Man (GM): He shoots a beam into Dragoshi's forehead. Dragoshi glows oddly like he did. He himself disintegrates. Not a very heartening sign.
Chancé: "Farewell ???; Hope reincarnation is real."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi would feel strangely tired.
Julian: *Aaaand back up the stairs*
Metal Man (GM): You head up the stairs.
Dragoshi: *Sighs, then shrugs...And, then his eyes start closing a little bit...Like, half-closed* "Huh..."
Chancé: "Ok, helps Drago up stairs."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi feesl as if he can see the universe. He sees what that man did: Kuja was intending to retrieve the disk's power for himself.
Chancé: "Blow up ship; Get info to Metal, save Dragoshi."
Metal Man (GM): Something he cannot do as long as it is inside your head, for you are a Quester. The ship's command console awaits more orders.
James McCloud: "That's odd. I heard no fighting. And why is your dragon guy glowing like that?"
Digifanatic: "Okay..." *heads back up*
James McCloud: "Was he something else than a monster?"
Julian: *Waits for everyone to get up the stairs...* "Yeah. Get ready to run."
Dragoshi: .oO(Why do I feel so tired all of a sudden...And---...Belay that question. Seems like he was telling the truth. Well, that's good.)
Chancé: "Turn the shields off first. Or before we leave."
Digifanatic: "Well, James...I thought diplomacy wasn't going to work, but it did."
James McCloud: "I'll be ready."
Dragoshi: *In response to James, tiredly* "Long story..."
Dex: "You may warp out when finished... you wouldn't get far running from SuperSoldiers."
Digifanatic: "James, you should seriously think about warping out with us..."
Dex: "They can chase people for miles."
Dragoshi: "Just follow us. ...We're gonna...blow this place up..."
Digifanatic: "Cause we're going to blow this--yeah."
James McCloud: "Of course. I wished to follow you out of this cursed land all this time now."
Julian: *Everyone's up...* "A'ight, here we go." *Julian turns the shields off, and inputs the SD code*
Digifanatic: "You got it."
Metal Man (GM): You put it in.
Computer: "SELF DESTRUCT INITIATED!!!"
Dragoshi: *Chuckles a little weakly due to his tired state* "Good, good..."
Metal Man (GM): *Alarms go off*
Dex: "Warp activated."
Metal Man (GM): WARP!!!
Digifanatic warps outta there.
Metal Man (GM): You appear at HQ, more or less unharmed. In the Big Room, too. Kuja and Metal Man are there.
Chancé: "Hi Metal, we have limited information, Kuja was going to use the disk for himself."
Aiden: "It appears he will never know however."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, crap.)
Kuja: "Yes. I am going to use that disk for myself." He reaches at you. "What is this? No... it can't be."
Kuja: *Reaches at Dragoshi in vain*
Dragoshi: "It is...Kuja. It is..."
Chancé: "Yes, it can be. Nyah. :P"
Julian: "An' that's out in the open. I'm gonna go get some lunch, call me if you need me." *To the kitchen*
Kuja: "So you hid it inside a Questers' brain to make it impossible for me to touch."
Dragoshi: "Even in death...You're a failure."
Kuja: "Hmph. I will get it somehow."
Chancé: "One of your helpful ex-fighters helped us."
Dragoshi: *chuckles weakly* "Sad... isn't it?"
Kuja: "You'll see..."
Metal Man (GM): He flies off.
Dragoshi: "Over my corrupted...body..."
Metal Man: "Well, that was a close one. I didn't know he had THAT planned. No wonder why he put up with your insults."
Chancé: "SIMBER, has Kuja really left?"
Digifanatic: "Well, we had an idea."
Dragoshi: "Good thing we screwed him over."
SIMBER: "Flown straight into outer space."
SIMBER: "He appeared disgusted."
Digifanatic: "Okay, Chancé, I'm not trying to be rude...but why would you just say that out loud AND in his presence?"
Metal Man: "Hm. Well then. I guess Dragoshi will have to decode things for us."
Aiden: "That specter can really fly."
Metal Man: "I'll show him the disk then... and get to work. The rest of you... good job."
Metal Man (GM): Mission Complete.
Chancé: "He was going to check as soon as we got here anyway Digifanatic, we need to get this done quicky for Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: *Nods, and stretches, yawning a bit.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal leads Dragoshi off.
Chancé heads to the kitchen and makes a cake.
Dragoshi: "Ya know...I wonder if there's a way to...end a ghost's existence." *Follows Metal slowly, stumbling a little bit. Whee*
Chancé: "It's a bit dark, but that is ok~"
Metal Man (GM): You make a slightly dry cake. Sorta dry, at least.
Digifanatic walks over to the kitchen and grabs a fork...
Digifanatic: "You mind?"
Chancé uses Enchant to make it fire resistant.
Chancé: "This one is a nice prank, erm present for Kuja."
Aiden takes a moment to enter information into his mission report.
Chancé points to the Valentine candy in the fridge.
Digifanatic looks inside and chuckles a bit.
Chancé goes to the the icing and adds lots of hope and love into putting it on the cake. La-de-da~.
Digifanatic: "Well, after the legacy-slash-infamy of one Chris 'Darkdata' Notair, there's no way you can be quite as insane as he was."
Metal Man (GM): It's ultra fire resistant. Yay.
Julian: *Meanwhile, Julian has managed to find a nice T-Bone steak, and is cookin' it on up. Nothing special requiring a check, just watching a steak and make sure it doesn't burn or anything. Or even get cooks well done, BLECH.*
Chancé: "Maybe. Heh, I am still working on his candy formula."
Aiden sends his report off to HQ. A small orb of light raises from the small computer on his arm and then fades away.
Digifanatic: "Which one?"
Chancé: "The gender swap onces."
Digifanatic: "Hence 'slash infamy.'"
Chancé also casts enchant on the icing making it attracted to anger.
Chancé: "La-de-dee~ This will keep me~ from getting a face full of hot ice-ing~ SIMBER, are you there?"
Digifanatic: "I honestly have no idea how successful it'll be, but it's an hilarious idea." a hilarious*
Chancé adds the final touch of "we won" with a pink heart under it in icing.
SIMBER: "Yes, I am here."
Chancé: "Heh, I have no idea also, but it's fun to use cooking as a tool of love, hope, and annoying. Can you send this cake to Kuja somehow?"
Aiden bracer starts to go off again. He looks to everyone "Well I'll see you around. Hopefully I wont be caught up in the crusades of earth four times in a row."
SIMBER: "I can throw it at him when he next appears. See you, Mr. Time fixer."
Digifanatic: "Like a pie..." .oO(I don't know HOW I live with these folks...must be all the time I've spent here)
Chancé: "Please do SIMBER?"
Chancé hands SIMBER the cake.
SIMBER: "I'll do so."
Metal Man (GM): He warps the cake to storage.
Chancé: "Thank you."
SIMBER: "It'll be a while. He tends to come and go every long while..."
Chancé: "Long term rubbing it in. Just don;t forget. :P"