Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 439: Turf War Overkill
Date: February 20th, 2008.
Trivia: I picked up Super Smash Brothers Brawl at midnight after this session.
Metal Man (GM): Today's briefing is, simply enough, in R&R. Metal Man stands in front of a TV.
King_Demon walks into R&R.
King_Demon: "What's going on?"
Metal Man: "As you can tell, I like to vary where I brief, as I don't want to catch chair-table syndrome again."
Dragoshi: "...chair-table syndrome?"
Trigger walks into R&R.
Metal Man: "When one sits at a chair and briefs for years on ends. Er. End. It... damages the mind somewhat."
Trigger: "Makes ya kinda lazy?"
Metal Man: "Now then, our little enemy the Innotek head's been spotted again. We even have his name. Alan Shezar. He's a jerk, I give you that."
King_Demon: "Ah, yes, I think you gave me a headache once with that syndrome Mets!"
Metal Man (GM): Another electric rift appears as Aiden's form subtly forms into the environment.
Metal Man: "Of all places, he's here."
Metal Man points to Toad Town.
King_Demon: "That place AGAIN!?"
Metal Man: "Turns out he's hiding in a dumpy area of town. So this mission might be easy. As thugs aren't likely to attack Questers. Not if they like living, at least."
King_Demon: "Oh, good, a vacation... too bad it's gotta be somewhere we've been to a million times already..."
Trigger rolls his eyes.
Metal Man: "So, basically, head on in, find him, and take him out. Easy. The Warp room's open now. You may go."
Dragoshi: "Sounds a bit too easy, but whatever."
King_Demon sighs and heads to the warp room.
Digifanatic: "Well, this could wind up interesting...I need a few 'Shrooms--I'll be there in a minute or two." *buys 2 Mushrooms and returns to the others, eventually warping*
Trigger: "Well, lets go." *goes to the warp*
King_Demon: "I'll take easy over one-hit-kill any day of the week!"
Dragoshi: *Into the warp...Whee*
Metal Man (GM): So you wander into the warp, pretty easy. In fact, you appear in the alleyway of a rough part of Toad Town.
Metal Man (GM): The problem is finding Alan in this whole mess... It's a street with several brick apartments. Some random thuggish Mario enemies are wandering around. None of them are dumb enough to bother you, though. You don't really know where he is, so, what do you do?
Aiden: "I guess asking the locals would be a good attempt...our target probably would stand out here."
Digifanatic: "True...do we even have a photo of the guy?"
King_Demon looks around for a... talkative-looking person, to ask about it.
Digifanatic: "I think we would, but I'm not sure."
Metal Man (GM): There's a Hammer brother just standing around. You do have a photo of him, on the dex.
King_Demon walks up to the hammer guy and shows him the photo "Have you seen him around?"
Hammer Brother: "Hmmm... I see where you're goin'... only you're Questers. What's in it for me?"
Deloth: *warp in*
King_Demon: "Well... for starters, you can walk away unharmed..."
Dragoshi: "And, you could get a little money on the side..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Demon, don't be so demanding...there you go, Dragoshi.)
Hammer Brother: "I know how you work, bro. This is Smithy Gang Territoritah, though. You can't ask me like that."
Trigger: "I think I can get something out of him..."
King_Demon: "Well, like my friend said, we could pay you..."
Aiden walks up to the hammer brother for a moment. And attempts a diplomacy check as he speaks.
Hammer Brother: "I only seen him if you can gimme some kind of reward. Like... 40 coins."
Digifanatic: "I can supply part of that."
Dragoshi: "As can I."
Trigger: "...I'll fork over 15 coins"
King_Demon checks his pockets. "I can too."
Aiden: "Look I'll be civil. For now. But if you don't point us in his direction I might slip on a sword."
Dragoshi: "I'll fork over another 15. And, Digi, you fork over the remaining 10"
Digifanatic: "Sure." *10 coins later...*
King_Demon turns to Dragoshi "One question though, how do we know we can trust his information to be correct?"
Aiden: .oO(What the hell is wrong these people...)
Trigger hands over 15 coins.
Metal Man (GM): He seems not so impressed with Aiden, more so with the cash.
Dragoshi: *Hands over the other 15...*
Hammer Brother: "About time ya paid me. Now, this weird guy, he comes in, hires one of the brothers, and then... he walks down that way."
Metal Man (GM): He points down a crooked alleyway.
Hammer Brother: "Crazies down there, brother. Watch out."
Aiden facepalms looking at the Questers. .oO(You don't pay crooks...-.-)
Trigger: "Thanks for the warning dude."
Dragoshi: *Just nods in agreement.*
King_Demon wonders if those "Crazies" are any crazier than this lot of... err, people?
Metal Man (GM): Good question. The hallway down that way has a bunch of fliers up on it.
Digifanatic walks over and reads one of the fliers.
King_Demon reads another.
Trigger reads one as well.
Deloth just heads down the alleyway/hallway/whatever it is.
Aiden follows "You guys actually paid him...why?"
Digifanatic: "We probably weren't going to get much help any other way."
Metal Man (GM): They say things like 'Smithy Gang Revivalist Group: The first true Smithy followers since Phantom!' 'Glory to Kajidoh!' 'The Questers SUCK!' 'Join the Smithy Gang, get a free beer!'
Trigger: "...So what, we're gonna get paid after this...might as well spread the wealth."
Dragoshi: "That, and I saw threatening him as pointless."
King_Demon: "Sadly Digi's right, he can't help us much if he's dead, can he?"
Digifanatic: "That, too."
Aiden: "If threatening hadn't worked pushing him around would have. You don't kill someone seeking information you leave them within an inch of their life. Their tongue seems to value being able to move more casually than ceasing to do so then."
King_Demon takes the "Questers suck" poster...
Metal Man (GM): You make your way down. True to their word, it's a crazy place. Two guards in costumes of Yaridovitch stop your way.
Guards: "Halt! In the name of the dead Smithy! What brings you here?"
Guards: "Do you know where you are? This is approximately where Smithy's old airfield was. It belongs to him!"
Deloth: "Actually, it's public property now, seeing how the landowner is dead."
King_Demon: "Do we really want to argue with them over who owns what?"
Guards: "False! There is one remaining heir."
Aiden: "That would be correct. I take it you two have nothing to do now since hes gone."
Dragoshi: "And, that heir is...?"
Deloth: "And who would that heir be?"
Trigger: "Who's that?"
Guards: "You know not of Doopliss?"
Dragoshi: "...He's the heir?"
Trigger: "...Oh god...not him."
King_Demon: "Isn't he slightly... dead?"
Dragoshi: "Not really."
Guards: "He served in the empire when the vile Locos Docos took over. The organization automatically gives control to whoever survives. He is the only one left. Unanimously, it is his! And he ordered us to protect his kingdom."
Deloth: "Wait, didn't we roast him a while back?"
King_Demon: "Twice, I believe..."
Guards: "All the more reason for you not to enter his kingdom." They slam their pikes into the ground.
Trigger: "...Oh noes, what do we do now?!"
Guards: "Why not buy some Smithy bonds?"
Deloth: "Cuisinart, of course."
Guards: "They're cheap, useful, and they support the empire!"
King_Demon: "Uh... excuse me, but we're looking for someone who may be hiding here. As far as I can see, he doesn't belong in your kingdom either. If you let us find him, we will remove him for you."
Metal Man (GM): Weird, how they keep talking at the same time...
Guards: "Who is this person you accuse of hiding here?"
King_Demon shows them the picture.
Guards: "He is our guest of honor, invited by Doopliss himself. You may not harm him while he is in our kingdom!"
Trigger: "...You gotta be kidding me..."
King_Demon: "Really? Cuz the impression I got was that Doopliss wanted him dead..."
Guards: "He has not ordered us to kill him, therefore your impression is wrong. Of course, if you wish to pay tribute to him, we will let you in."
Deloth: *coolly* "How much?"
King_Demon: "pay... tribute... ok..."
Guards: "We are but humble guards. The toll for homicidal infidels is 10 coins per group. Of course, there are 2 of us. 20 coins, please!"
Trigger lets out a loud sigh.
Aiden: "That's it they're gonna bleed you all dry if you pay them."
Deloth: "Yeahhhhh... may I make a counteroffer?"
Guards: "The guard of Smithy's kingdom is mighty. Only if you truly have a reason will we listen!"
Trigger: *quietly to the others* "I have an idea..."
Digifanatic: *whispers* "What do you think?"
King_Demon: "i say kill em all, but that's just me..."
Trigger: *quietly* "Why don't we tell them in a convincing way that we were secretly hired by Doopliss to take out the target?"
Deloth: *whispering* "I say we just blitzkrieg now."
Dragoshi: *Whisper to Trigger* "I doubt they'd believe us."
Deloth stands up and sighs. "Alright, look, it's been a very long week and we're all rather annoyed. You move and let us through, or you get to see your own insides."
Trigger: *Whispers back* "Why not since I'm kinda new, I'll do it and ...damn it"
Guards: "Hmph! You say that as if you are the only one who would attack us! We do not fear a single insane man!"
Metal Man (GM): They have been specifically trained to scare away and block outsiders. Therefore they're hard to trick.
Trigger grabs Deloth by the neck. "Sorry, my friend here is a bit stupid."
Deloth: "You wanna lose that hand, Trigger?"
Guards: "He should watch what he says. We have a legion for anyone who wishes to die by our hands!"
Dragoshi: "Del, shut up. Trigger, let go of Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): You may wish to think of another way to get past them. :p
Trigger lets go.
Metal Man (GM): Of note: The alleyway is small, bordered by two tall buildings. The guards are all the way at the bottom. Smithy's 'kingdom' is pretty small and is just a small square area between buildings and not connected directly to streets.
Trigger walks up to the guards and starts talking with them. "Hey, so what exactly is going on in there?"
Aiden: "Hmmmmm I have an idea."
Aiden looks to everyone for a moment and turns nodding his head to the alleyway with his back to them.
Guards: "The running of Smithy's grand country. Which is a Quester-free zone. Unless you pay tribute!!!"
Trigger: "...Hmmm, what if I told you I wasn't a quester? Could I still get in?"
King_Demon: "You know me, I'm up for anything..."
Guards: "You cannot fool us. Non-questers are allowed in on a person by person basis, anyway!"
Trigger: "...What kind of people are allowed in then? Besides followers of Smithy."
Guards: "We know you want in. Like we'd say that!"
King_Demon looks up at the top of the building, wondering if they can get past the guards that way.
Trigger: "Who said anything about me being a Quester, I just hang out with these guys, nothing more." (Can I try a presence check?)
King_Demon goes and checks out the buildings, trying to go around the guards that way.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi follows, futilely trying to assist Demon. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): They are about as fooled as you are by email spam. Demon sees that both doors are locked, but there is a fire escape out in front of them.
Trigger looks deadpan for a second then regains his composure.
Guards: "Ha ha ha. Yes. You are a Quester! No matter what you say. Why else would Demon be with you?"
King_Demon: "Because I'm insane!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon speaks from out front. His voice booms down the alleyway.
Metal Man (GM): It seems if you could climb the building you could jump right in. Of course, the guards are watching the alleyway...
King_Demon goes around to the other side of the building to see if he can climb out of the guards view.
Trigger walks back to the group.
Guards: "You waste our time. But we do not mind!"
Metal Man (GM): ...No, not well ****.
King_Demon wonders if he can enter the building and climb that way.
Metal Man (GM): It's out of the view of the guards. Out front. Front of building. Back of the building is where the guards are.
King_Demon does that then.
Trigger: "Maybe I could distract the guards?"
Metal Man (GM): The rest of you seem to be frozen standing in front of the guards. If only you'd move... :p
Dragoshi: *Followed Demon. :p*
Metal Man (GM): Demon climbs on up the building. He's on top.
Trigger begins to walk over to were Demon was.
Metal Man (GM): From here you can just leap down. The rest hear Demon climb up the building.
King_Demon crosses the building and climbs down behind the guards.
Dragoshi: *Starts climbing up...*
Digifanatic: .oO(I have no idea...) *walks out and tries climbing...*
Aiden don't need no stinking climb. Chrono bursts.
Metal Man (GM): Digi falls on his back, as does Azure, both of them taking 5 damage.
Deloth: *stays where he is, hoping to keep the guards from noticing the others...*
Metal Man (GM): The rest climb up.
Deloth: "I can't believe you're not only dedicated to Smithy, but Doopliss too. What the hell is wrong with you?"
Aiden: -.- "Lets try that again.."
Digifanatic: *exhales...take 2*
Guards: "We are dedicated to Smithy. Doopliss is merely his heir. Unless you know a more worthy one?"
Digifanatic: *And that's another 5*
Metal Man (GM): Azure and Digi fall over again, taking 5 more damage.
Digifanatic: "A little help?"
Metal Man (GM): It's tricky to climb.
Digifanatic: "Eh, oh well..."
Trigger: "...Come on slowpokes..."
Deloth: "I dunno. Us?"
King_Demon is climbing down.
Metal Man (GM): Digi falls over again. 5 more damage.
King_Demon stays out of sight of the guards though, hopefully.
Aiden: "fine..." -.-
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow. This'll kill me more efficiently than a fight...)
Dragoshi: *Climbs down, also trying to stay out of sight...*
Aiden kneels slightly as if hes about to warp but instead jumps *badge power!*
Deloth: *keeping his attention away from the painful thumping sounds...* "I mean, c'mon. Even your average Joe on the street'd be a better heir than Doopliss."
Metal Man (GM): Aiden falls over. 5 more damage. Digi finally gets up.
Guards: "We do not judge our heirs. They are the chosen ones."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the others sneak into the courtyard.
Deloth: "Chosen by WHO? Smithy's decomposing body? Steve the repair guy?"
Metal Man (GM): Which is deserted, sans a single building with the broken neon sign 'Smithy HQ' and two locked doors that block the entrance.
Guards: "By the rules of our gang, of course!"
King_Demon walks up to the doors "This is way too easy... isn't it?
Digifanatic keeps going and follows Demon down...
Deloth: "Pfft. Rules?"
Guards: "Any person is better than Charles Magellean, anyway. You yourself know how much he failed."
Deloth: "Well... okay, you got me there."
Aiden just climbs the damn wall >.<
Deloth: "Still. Doopliss? The guy can't even play Monopoly, let alone manage an empire."
Guards: "Well, we could revive Trevor."
Deloth: "Nooooo, that's okay."
Guards: "We only avoid such as he generally is genocidal. Doopliss said he'd be a bad choice. Too obviously evil."
Metal Man (GM): Aiden climbs the wall... barely. Deloth has served one purpose so far: The guards don't notice anybody moving to the door. In fact, Deloth continues talking forever. The rest of you are free to do what you want with the locked doors.
King_Demon tries to break the doors down quietly.
Deloth: "Well, you know, you could at LEAST get somebody evil enough to have their own abilities."
Guards: "Yes... like Phantom, the insane Quester killing machine?"
Deloth: "Uhhhh... no."
Trigger: "Let me try."
Metal Man (GM): Demon pokes the door. It is not phased. The door breaks from Trigger's attack... However, it's a large empty room filled with one... two empty cardboard boxes. Looks like Smithy--err, Doopliss--gotcha this time. It's empty.
King_Demon enters the room.
Metal Man (GM): Almost as empty as the cobblestone-filled courtyard.
Digifanatic looks for any writing on the boxes.
King_Demon looks for a clue as to whats in the boxes.
Metal Man (GM): You find a clue: This room is not where the HQ is, but maybe it's something else out in the courtyard. The other buildings are all sealed up and unrelated. The courtyard itself is suspicious though.
King_Demon walks back into the courtyard to see what's off.
Digifanatic heads back and basically dittos Demon in looking for stuff.
Metal Man (GM): Demon finds, before anyone else, a loose cobblestone.
King_Demon pries it off.
Metal Man (GM): Pulling it doesn't seem to do anything--it seems like something beneath it is holding onto it.
King_Demon pushes it, lifts it, presses down on it, whatever it takes to get it to move.
Metal Man (GM): You push it. The cobblestones rearrange and form stairs that lead into an underground building.
King_Demon: "Huh... wonder if Peach knows about this..."
King_Demon starts down the stairs.
Trigger follows him down.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on down, and reach a weird counter-like place, in a small, brightly lit, warmer than usual room.
Metal Man (GM): Doopliss is at the counter.
Doopliss: "Er, uh. I'm not particularly interested in fighting you guys right now, so... what'll it be?"
King_Demon: "You, again!?"
Dragoshi: *Shows a picture of Alan to Doopliss via the Dex* "This guy. We know he's somewhere around here. Where is he?"
Doopliss: "Oh. He's my guest. But he said he had a response to that. Go back into the courtyard and see for yourself."
Digifanatic: "Oh..." .oO(Why can't we just beat up you while we're at it?)
King_Demon: "You go ahead, I'm staying here... for now..."
Trigger heads back upstairs and heads for the courtyard.
Digifanatic cautiously walks upstairs...
King_Demon keeps an eye on Doopliss, smelling a rat.
Doopliss: "I would suggest you leave this room, as since you found it it's not likely to be a room any longer." He nonchalantly walks out through a secret passage and vanishes.
King_Demon attempts to follow Doopliss.
Dragoshi: *Also exits the room. Whee. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): Demon smacks, face-first, into the closed door.
King_Demon grumbles and punches the door.
Metal Man (GM): Then the ceiling begins to move down as the place is about to revert to the configuration it was before the stairs were there.
King_Demon hurries up and gets out, not wanting too terribly to get crushed.
Metal Man (GM): Demon runs on out. Everyone by now would see their foe... ...well, Alan Shezar, standing like a coward behind a massive tank-like thing with four legs, a weird SMB pipe for a steam spout, a small, steel cockpit, and a hammer brother.
Dragoshi: "...Don't tell me. Another Overkill?"
Trigger: "...It's looking like it."
King_Demon: "It's a good thing that Doopliss is already dead, cuz I'm gonna kill the little-- *sees the tank* crap."
Alan Shezar: "I'm afraid you'll never beat my minions fast enough to harm me. My friend here shall see to you."
Hammer Brother: (Not the same one from earlier, that guy was green) "Hyuck hyuck! I've got more power this time!" He pulls a lever and it points twin pipes at you.
King_Demon: "Well, so much for 'Easy.'"
Aiden: "And when its gone your gonna keep running right? Typical D-minus villain. I'll note to place you in that file for future reference"
Digifanatic: .oO(What are these gonna fire?)
Alan Shezar: "Villain? You're the villains! I'm just doing what I believe in."
Metal Man (GM): Naturally the Overkill goes first. Or should I say, 3000+ Deluxe: Ultra Innotek Edition?
Hammer Brother: "I've got new tricks today! Take this, jerks! Hyuck hyuck hyuck!"
King_Demon: "Didn't we kill this thing already?"
Alan Shezar: "The Overkill is legendary for its rebuildability."
Metal Man (GM): It powers up, then fires its dual lasers at Demon, Digi, and then Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): The Hammer Brother laughs from his exposed cockpit.
King_Demon gets smacked, then dexes it.
Dex: "...DING! Overkill 3000+ Deluxe: Ultra Innotek Edition; HP: 0/300; Defense: q10; Attacks: Bullet Bills: q12, 30 damage; Hammers: q10, 15 damage, confusion; Charging attack: q10, threatens all, 50 damage; Bob-Omb Air Raid: q10, threatens all, 35 + 5 damage for 1 over; Dual Laser: q10, Threatens one target, 30 damage, 1 delay, Rate 2. It has but one new attack, but that attack can mow down Questers very quickly."
Digifanatic holds off on attacking Overkill wildly for fear of lack of defense--so he decides to retaliate with lazors of his own--okay, they're not lasers, they just encompass a web of cyber beams. (Hyper Beam Matrix)
Dex: "End of entry."
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's a lasery battle!
Trigger jumps up and spin attacks the overkill right in the cockpit.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
King_Demon takes aim at the cockpit with a kick and a ground wave.
Metal Man (GM): Hit Hit.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi readies his Innotek Android Machinegun, and opens fire on the Overkill with a pair of blasts*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Aiden actually pulls out two of his swords. He holds Cortana and Hrotti in each hand. He raises one up and then another for two slashes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Overkill decides to be a punk and laser Dragoshi 3 times.
Hammer Brother: "Laser this, copycat!"
Metal Man (GM): Overkill makes his way to turn 3 and then lasers up Digi next. He's a cheap mutha*bleep*er, but if you have a good memory, perhaps he isn't so cheap.
Dragoshi: "Try and throw the Hammer Bro into the pipe on it's head!"
Metal Man (GM): It's not exactly a warp pipe, but it has the same appearance as one.
Dragoshi: *Points at it*
Metal Man (GM): But it's definitely a steam pipe.
Dragoshi: *Eats a Mushroom*
Digifanatic: *Screw a Mushroom...he's downing a HEART CONTAINER.*
Hammer Bro: "Hyuck hyuck hyuck. I'm gonna kill you!"
King_Demon punches the tank twice then ground waves it again, since it seemed to work ok last time.
Metal Man (GM): Hit miss miss.
Dragoshi: *He would then try and yank out the Hammer Bro. from the cockpit with a grab.*
Metal Man (GM): The laser setup for some reason forced them to make it an open cockpit... You grab him.
Digifanatic finishes off his turn by at least trying to Fire Punch Overkill, especially what with Dragoshi grabbing it...
Dragoshi: *And, then, Dragoshi attempts to throw him into the steam pipe!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, then You hurl him into the Steam Pipe. He vanishes. The machine explodes... it's still going now. But riderless. Alan Shezar stares in disbelief.
Alan: "What? You were supposed to be stupid like last time!"
Dragoshi: "I remembered the last fight." *Grin*
King_Demon wonders if he can jump into the cockpit.
Metal Man (GM): You could, but Alan leaps into it first.
Dragoshi: "Your fault for being redundant, ya git."
Digifanatic: "Demon, I know how--aww man..."
Alan: "I'll... I'll..." *BOOM* The laser devices fly off.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* The thing is now spewing smoke.
Dragoshi: *Continues his twisted grin* "Want to test me?"
Alan: "I am a superior pilot. I'll think of a way!"
King_Demon: "Is this where we run for cover?"
Aiden: "Way for taking it down noted.."
Trigger jumps up to the cockpit and attempts to beat apart the overkill.
Metal Man (GM): It is still operational... with Alan at the controls. Alan is much too big to throw into the steam pipe, and the steam engine's been heavily damaged anyway. Alan looks like a poor choice of target. It blocks the Super Combo. Alan cracks a grin as he adapts to the controls.
Aiden goes for a leg as he resheaths his two swords rapidly moving his hand against the two he leaps up and then as he begins to lower to the base of one of the legs he sends out a single super speed slash followed by a powerful sword slash.
Alan: "You don't know who you're fighting, boys. I'll make you regret crossing me!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss. It appears Alan really does do better at piloting. Weird.
King_Demon: "Huh... guess the Hammer guy really WAS useless..."
Dragoshi: "Well, he was useful for something ."
Metal Man (GM): Well, that, an Alan's great luck.
Dragoshi: "Destroying those annoying lasers"
King_Demon: "That's true, I guess... More useful in death than in life, go figure..."
Metal Man (GM): Overkill... behaves differently.
Alan: "Allow me to... improvise. This vehicle needs... more... power!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a wrench and a glowing energy cell and does something shiny, noisy, and involving a lot of power tools.
Dragoshi: "...What the heck."
Metal Man (GM): When he's done, it's now 150% more powerful, and appears to have new controls.
Trigger: "What's he doing?!"
King_Demon: "I have a bad feeling about this... can we use the Force?"
Alan: "I'm not about to use inferior technology against you... I helped take Innotek from a small time thing to a true corporation. Now take this!" He slams a lever.
Metal Man (GM): It wheels up and then puts its pipes to the sides, then violently spins... at everybody!!! Threatens all.
Aiden uses counter-force dammit!
Alan: "And another one for the road!" He shoots a bullet bill at Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): Alan appears to be on a roll, hitting everyone with his attack. But will his Bullet bill hit Dragoshi? *BLAM*
Alan: "Chew on that!"
Digifanatic tries jumping into the cockpit, wanting to grab Alan.
Metal Man (GM): Digi grabs at him. But Alan's anti-personnel shield protects hims from that.
Alan: "I, too, saw that last battle."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Alan: "I simply thought it'd be worth another try, since that Hammer Brother is not terribly useful anyway."
Digifanatic then tries using a forward smash--golf club battering ram--to send Alan out of the cockpit and away from the controls.
Metal Man (GM): You use 'smush' instead and sorta poke stuff.
Digifanatic is still inside the ship, though...
King_Demon starts pounding the tank again with a couple kicks and a ground wave.
Alan: "I know how the Questers are. I will not fall for temporary weakness! You will most likely try to defeat me and succeed. I just know..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss, miss. His better choice of stuff apparently gives him the upper hand.
Dragoshi: *Spews out a pair of Acidic Bursts at the Overkill, then uses a Heart Container, fully healing himself*
Trigger jumps back up to the cockpit once again and tries to beat apart the shield protecting Alan!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Hit You begin nickling and diming him to death.
Dragoshi: "Someone re-scan it!"
Metal Man (GM): HP: 89/300.
Aiden does this I guess.
Dex: "...DING! Overkill 3000+ Deluxe: Ultra Innotek Edition with Alan Shezar Piloting it; HP: 89/300; Defense: q10; Bullet Bills: q12, 30 damage, Delay 2, Rate 1.; Hammers: q10, 15 damage, confusion Charging attack: q10, threatens all, 50 damage.; Bob-Omb Air Raid: q10, threatens all, 35 + 5 damage for 1 over.; Dual Laser: q10, 30 damage, 1 delay, Rate 2.; DISABLED Pipe Spin: Threatens all. 45 damage if hit. Delay 3. Rate 1.; Self Explosion: Destroys self, splitting remaining HP across all enemies. q15.; End of entry."
Metal Man (GM): There is barely any space in the cockpit. Alan Shezar fills it nicely.
Digifanatic: *Then Alan and Digi are squeezed in there...*
Aiden: "Great..." Aiden starts to rapidly move his swords.
Dragoshi: *And, Dragoshi fires a couple more shots out of his Lucky Deathgun (AKA Innotek Android Machinegun) at the Overkill. Whee.*
Metal Man (GM): This is more of a case of a normal human not fitting in a hammer brother guy's seat. Miss, miss. Alan Shezar's luck is holding out. Although those moves make you wonder what he's planning.
Alan: "I know how you work. You won't get a chance to harm me."
Digifanatic once again decides to use a smash to knock Alan out of the cockpit!
Metal Man (GM): Alan politely declines Digi's offer of falling onto the ground.
Digifanatic hops back out. "Dragoshi, I think he personally needs a hit of your acid."
Alan: "I must say, you are not as stupid as you look." He grins. "But you won't look very nice after I do this."
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a silver detonator and--drops it on the floor.
Alan: "Oops. Wrong one."
Metal Man (GM): He presses the big red button.
Digifanatic: "No, I bet that was the right one!"
Metal Man (GM): The resulting explosion threatens everything in the area. Roll dodges.
Dragoshi: "Why do I have a feeling I know where this is goi-" *Woahlyshitasplosion*
Dragoshi: *Dodges the exploding Windburst or whatever Aiden's deadly charge attack was.*
Digifanatic: *Hit twice...he really needs to beef up his D*
Metal Man (GM): He hit Aiden while he was charging... even more to dodge as Aiden's attack explodes!
Aiden takes even more damage on top of the damage he took earlier and thanks to several falls Aiden is now out of HP.
Metal Man (GM): The machine's gone. And Alan is flying straight up. Huh. Rocket ejection seat.
Alan Shezar: "I managed to make myself a pretty nice eject seat. See you later, Questersssss!!!!" *PING*
King_Demon wonders if he can jump attack him... guess not.
Metal Man (GM): That said, you did pretty good. Of course, Aiden's out a life and I dunno about the others...
King_Demon: "I REALLY hate it when they do that...
Dragoshi: *Still alive.*
Metal Man (GM): Battle over!
King_Demon is still alive with about 40 hp left.
Metal Man (GM): Alan left behind one thing. The detonator thing.
Dragoshi: *Takes it*
King_Demon: "Well, it's better than nothing..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a mission item, so, yeah. The guards cleared the area after what happened. Looks like the new Smithy Gang didn't take any chances. A warp to HQ appears.
King_Demon takes the cylinder through the warp.
Dragoshi: *Exits through the warp. Whee*
Trigger walks through the warp.
Digifanatic: *So he broke even*
Aiden revives once at HQ time knight HQ seemingly moving into effect.
Aiden: "it appears I need to run more simulations.."
Dragoshi: *Goes to the shop to buy himself a Mushroom, then head back to R&R*
Aiden: "I'll be heading out for now..."
Aiden taps his device a spark of energy covers his body before he warps away.
Digifanatic: "Some people are just stubborn." *to Dragoshi* "I wonder when we'll ever resume that tournament. They promised us that what we did before wasn't going to be the last of it."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa...I've been kinda wondering that as well."
Digifanatic: "Probably better after we stop all this Innotek crap."
Digifanatic: "I remember when we tried doing it before I was vouching until after Ganondorfgate was over with..."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... Though, the end of that one is still messed up. Seriously. Even the way the 'Dark Master'-" *Makes air quotes when he says that name* "was defeated was ridiculous"
Digifanatic: "Luigi, of all folks..."
Dragoshi: "And ya know what caused the ending blow?"
Dragoshi: "A combination of my anger over the loss of one of my weapons and Deloth's corpse. Mostly Deloth's corpse, though."
Digifanatic: "Sometimes good things in odd packages... Hmm...if we've got a new tournament, wonder if we have to re-sign or if we're good to go."
Dragoshi: "Eh. I don't mind either way."
Digifanatic: "Same here... It's amazing how predictable our enemies get... After years and years they're still the same arrogant, stubborn folks that don't learn from their elders. It's actually hilarious."
Dragoshi: "Heh... I mean, sure, we didn't catch 'im this time, but i'm just glad I destroyed the lasers on that thing before it started causing any heavy casaulties to our group." :/
Digifanatic: "Yeah...though I admit, it would have been awesome to see Demon hop in and gun Alan down."
Dragoshi: "I guess so."
Digifanatic: "Come on, you would have wanted to see it."
Dragoshi: "But, I would've rather taken him in for questioning and ask him a lot of stuff. Not really."
Digifanatic: "Eh. Maybe it would have been better off..."
Dragoshi: "I mean seriously, if we had one of their guys in captivity, we could prolly' get a couple of answers."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. You know, you're probably so much better off than me, being the sort of wanderer type. Rather than myself that is more than well aware that there are people out there wondering 'What in the world is Ian doing now? Is he even still doing that job?'...and those sort of things."
Dragoshi: "Eh. I guess..."
Digifanatic: "I never would have thought I would have been more relieved to be told a lie I believed for five years."
Dragoshi: "Why's that?"
Digifanatic: "Well, back during the last stand of the Void, Metal said that if you wanted to go home, you couldn't return again... And I had always been so adamant in this job and I felt like I couldn't leave this planet, because of all the good I had done as a Quester. Everyone I know knows that I'd be pretty committed to this organization and something phenomenal would have to happen in order for me to leave this post. And I never did. Few weeks back, I was reminiscing about Dr. Carroll communicating to us and I wondered if Earth suddenly became stored in the Warp Rooms' database. Metal said it always had been...even before Carroll! So I had to go. I told him that I've missed missions before and this wouldn't be different. I think I missed what...one or two...so it went exactly as I thought in that category. But it finally took a huge burden off my mind, and now I'm back to the way it used to be...the occasional letter and such, which is good."
Dragoshi: "Well, that's good to hear."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. I'm good, man. So once this wave of evil is gone, I'll be away for another couple of days...but for now, I'm in no hurry. I could go a month or two if I have to. So, I'll be hanging around wherever...we'll see what happens sooner than later."