Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 61: The Iron Conqueror Returns
Date: July 10th, 2004.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers are sittin' in the good ol' R&R room of the Melee Stadium. Yes. It's back.
Gibby is sleeping on the couch.
Metal Man is shining his pistol, as per usual.
Nick Caligo (GM): The old fashioned Wolfman style Melee Stadium, with Big Room, R&R, Holo Rooms, Dr. Oak's lab, and all the good ol' fashioned trappings!
Razor has his arms folded across his chest, hood of his cloak pulled over his eyes as he leans his back against a wall.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's been quiet since Quester Hunter HQ was destroyed... along with a good deal of the Questers, it would seem.
Alex is shooting some pool by himself, the blaster not on his arm, but tucked away in his jacket.
Aribar sits back on a couch looking at his sword. Aribar has on some casual clothes and a brown leather vest under a heavy cloak. People that look at him from the side probably wouldn't notice that his right arm is missing.
Alex is shooting some pool by himself, the blaster not on his arm, but tucked away in his jacket.
Nick Caligo (GM): When Alys killed Zio, QH HQ just blew up. MOST people didn't survive at all. VG did. He's in traction in the sick ward right now. So did Metal, who... being made of metal... just needed dents pounded out.
Mewtwo: *PA* "Attention! All Questers report to the Big Room for briefing."
Gibby awakens, and falls off the couch landing on his face.
Alex: "...hmpf, that didn't take long."
Aribar stands up and sheaths his sword. The half-elf then exits the room and heads towards the Big Room.
Gibby: "Ow! My nose... wait... I don't have a nose... heh."
Razor pushes away from the wall, sure to help Gibby up on the way out.
Alex pops the 5 ball into the side pocket, then puts his pool cue up and walks after Aribar.
Gibby gets helped up, brushes himself off, and heads on over to the Big Room with El Razor.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo floats by the huge screen in the big room, arms folded and eyes shut. He opens them as everyone enters.
Mewtwo: "We didn't get many volunteers I see... I don't blame you after that incident with the Quester Hunters."
Alex: "Well, what can you do?" He shrugs to Mewtwo, then takes a seat in one of the chairs.
Mewtwo: "However, it seems that they have at last been defeated... though at great expense to ourselves." The screen lights up and the room goes dim.
Gibby nods, now remembering the great battle. He jumps on one of the chairs, and plops down.
Aribar doesn't say anything, but just looks at Mewtwo.
Razor resumes his position leaning against a wall.
Mewtwo: "Though we are wounded... we can't relax yet." The screen depicts Princess Toadstool's castle just by Toad Town. "Bowser is already at it again."
Aribar: "You'd think he'd learn by now..."
Razor simply shakes his head in silence.
Mewtwo: "He has invaded Peach's castle and taken her hostage. We already dispatched the Mario Brothers to handle it, but they haven't come back in 48 hours."
Alex: "...well, it's nothing we haven't done before, right? Go in there, bust up the old lizard, rescue Peach, and come home for dinner. Piece of cake."
Gibby: "So we go in, beat up Bowser, save Peach, and return. Sounds simple enough."
Alex looks at Gibby, chuckles, then looks back at Mewtwo.
Gibby turns to Alex, and then holds his head. "AHH! He's reading my mind!"
Aribar: "Hrm... This shouldn't be too hard. Maybe the brothers are just delayed in their return."
Alex: "Dah, they probably just ran into some trouble. They're great, those two are, but Bowser is slowly learning both their and our tactics."
Mewtwo: "Indeed, but we cannot take that risk... plus this will be a good warm-up."
Alex: "My thoughts exactly. Well, shall we go then?"
Mewtwo: "Report to the warp room, yes."
Gibby: "I'm up for it."
Alex pushes himself up from his chair and heads for the warp room.
Gibby jumps down, and heads to the warp room.
Aribar mutters something to himself about some kind of book before heading towards the warp room.
Nick Caligo (GM): Just like old times, eh guys? Well, there the Questers are in the warp room once again. And once again, a warp pipe pops up through the floor upon your entry.
Alex: "Let's go bust up old spikeback." *is first, placing one hand on the edge of the pipe and leaping inside.*
Aribar hops up onto the pipe and falls in.
Gibby leaps up in the air, and then falls into the warp pipe with a cannonball.
Razor comes in behind the others, cracking his knuckles before sliding his glove over his right hand, covering the one that is there... and the marking on the back of his hand. His wings burst out from his cloak as he leaps into the air and dives into the pipe.
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, good going Alex. He makes a note NEVER to be first again as he falls *up.* and then drops onto the ground in front of the exit pipe, followed closely by a one-armed half elf, a marshmallow, and a man made entirely of metal. *DOGPILE ON ALEX!*
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor, on the other hand, shoots straight up.
Razor chuckles to himself as he lands nimbly... BESIDE the pile. Ahem.
Alex: "...could you guys get off me? Please?"
Metal Man gets up slowly.
Gibby: "Thanks for breaking our fall."
Metal Man: "Ugh."
Gibby gets up, and looks around.
Aribar: "Ow! Gibby! Yer foot is in my eye I think..."
Gibby: "...oh... sorry..."
Alex growls under his breath and pulls himself to his feet, dusting off his shirt.
Metal Man adjusts his gun, and looks around.
Aribar gets up and unsheathes his sword.
Alex places his hand into his jacket, then pulls it out once more to show that he now has his buster on. He gives it a sharp twist, the energy blaster humming to life.
Nick Caligo (GM): The group is right at the footsteps of the castle.
Alex: "Let's just get this over with already..."
Nick Caligo (GM): .. Well, across the drawbridge, really.
Razor tilts his head to the side. "Hmmm..."
Metal Man walks right in, without a care in the world.
Gibby follows el Metal.
Alex adjusts his jacket a bit, then walks in as well.
Aribar checks under the bridge to see if there is lava or anything under it before crossing.
Nick Caligo (GM): Lava? Water as always, buddy.
Razor keeps his wings out and ready... they push at his cloak as he brings up the rear.
Nick Caligo (GM): The entry hall is, simply, a red carpet leading up to a throne, sitting on which is Peach... bound and gagged... and to her sides, Mario and Luigi! ... Bound... aaand gagged.
Metal Man: "...This is easy."
Aribar: "Now you know the door is going to mysteriously close behind us and we'll hear that, 'BWAHAHA!' or something like that."
Razor flaps his wings a few times to lift off the ground. "Stay frosty folks..."
Metal Man walks right up to the hostages.
Alex: "...most likely... hey guys!" He makes a Gibbish sort of comment and waves to the three peoples.
Nick Caligo (GM): Peach blinks and mumbles through her gag.
Gibby: "...Well lets go set her free."
Nick Caligo (GM): Mario is... not just tied up, he's bound to a stick and wearing a straw hat, too.
Aribar looks all about him.
Nick Caligo (GM): ... He's been Scarecrowed!! ... And Luigi, too!
Alex: "...oh, come on..." *starts moving toward them as well.*
Metal Man goes to rip off Peach's gag.
Peach: "Bowser has a new wand that turns people into scarecrows!!"
Metal Man: "...Darn."
Alex: "...wait... hold on..."
Gibby: "...hi to you too."
Alex walks up to her. "...run that by me... again?"
Aribar walks up to Mario and Luigi... "Ummm... Hello there.."
Razor keeps in the air, moving closer. "Ummm... oooookay..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor evades a burst of energy that hits Peach instead. She's suddenly stuck on a stick and wearing a straw hat and a tattered brown dress. Bowser est behind everyone.
Razor twists around in the air. "Aww... damn..."
Alex spins around and aims his buster "How the CRAP does someone as big as him sneak up on us????"
Aribar looks at Peach and then Bowser. "I take it you're preparing for Halloween with that thing?"
Bowser: "Bwah hah hah! You Questers are getting careless!"
Gibby unsheathes his sword.
Alex: "And you're getting fatter."
Metal Man silently aims his laser at Bowser.
Razor keeps in the air... better evasion... and holds out his gloved hand towards Bowser.
Bowser: "This is all muscle, ya lil' punks!" he grins evilly and waves this weird lil' scarecrow tipped wand around.
Metal Man: "We all have our weapons."
Gibby: "You're outnumbered, Bowser. You're going down!"
Alex: "Yeah, we've done this song and dance way too often, spikeback. You know how it goes, so let's just get it over with already."
Bowser: "Maybe outnumbered, but not outPOWERED! This time I've got all of ya right where I want ya!"
Gibby runs towards Bowser, and goes for a slash to his face.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit.
Gibby leaps back.
Bowser: "That all 'ya got?"
Gibby: "...umm... NO!"
Razor throws off his cloak before diving down, swooping a bit closer as he squeezes his hand, letting off a trio of laser blasts.
Nick Caligo (GM): One shot hits him in the shoulder.
Bowzer: "GRRRH! That's it, prissy boy, you go FIRST!!"
Aribar quickly scans the ceiling for a chandelier for something that could fall down onto Bowser.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ari see one such chandelier, but Bowser's not under it right now.
Aribar just stands his ground.
Metal Man: "Your reign of annoyance ends here!" *fires three lasers at Bowser.*
Nick Caligo (GM): One hit on his other shoulder.
Alex quickly dashes to the right as he brings up his buster, skidding to a halt after a few paces and blasting him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Blasting him, or the wall behind him? Bowser lets out a loud RRROOOOAAAAR and stamps his feet, threatening everyone. Bowser's roar is loud and positively staggering. Ari and Gibby, easily the smallest, most timid people here, are unaffected. They simply cover their ears and squeeze their eyes shut. They're used to this. Everyone else, however, either goes white with fear or is shaken up--literally. Everyone but Gibby and Aribar misses their turn due to fear.
Metal Man is frozen still with fear from that loud roar. That, or just deafened. Either way, he's like a statue.
Gibby runs up to Bowser, leaps over him, and lands so that he's facing Bowser's back, and goes for a swing at his tail.
Alex tumbled over onto his side from the stamping of his feet. He growls to himself, then spins himself back upward and readies himself for the next opening.
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby scrapes Bowser's shell. Bowser turns around and punches him in the face.
Gibby: *BAM.* *falls on his back.*
Razor hath dropped to the ground and is huddled down, shielding his ears and looking away.
Nick Caligo (GM): And skids across the floor. He takes damage.
Aribar opens his eyes after the stomping and roar ends and charges towards Bowser's right side. Once he's close enough to attack the elf extends his arm and sword attempting to at least draw the lizard's attention by scraping his scales while running past him.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Aribar only scrapes him a little.
Gibby runs at Bowser, leaps at his head, and slams his sword down hard.
Nick Caligo (GM): *SLASH!!*
Bowser: "..." -,- "..."
Gibby: "Err... heh... heh..." *slowly backs away a bit.*
Metal Man snaps out of the trance. His metallic joints flex. His eyes turn to Bowser, scanning him for a second. He twirls the pistol, then breaks into a run at Bowser. "It is time this ENDED!" He then tries to ram into him head-on, using his entire body as a weapon.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CLANG!!* Hit. Metal causes Bowser to stagger a bit.
Razor bursts up from the ground, wings unfurling as he takes to the air again. He aims down, the glove taking a lock on Bowser's face as he clenches his fist, letting loose another laser burst.
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor's laser burst misses him entirely.
Razor: "Damn Eggman and his faulty products..."
Aribar tosses his sword into the air and catches it with the blade pointing it towards the ground. He runs towards Bowser and attempts to stab the lizard's tail... . Just to get his attention again.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit!
Alex starts moving toward Bowser, his hand flicking a second button inside the buster. A powering up sound can be heard as small little balls of energy appear around the exit of the cannon (charging shot)
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser opens his mouth WIDE and CHOMPS at Gibby. *CHOMP!!* Mr. Gibbs is subject to IMPROVED GRAB! He receives damage and Bowser WHIPS his head up, flinging him at Razor, missing Razor though.
Gibby is sent flying.
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby smacks a wall.
Gibby dies tragically... kinda.
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby the Dead returns on a glowing platform, one life down. He's invulnerable this next round.
Aribar blinks and... Goes suicidal as he attempts to jump up and climb onto Bowser's back, aiming to reach the head...
Nick Caligo (GM): Failure. Aribar slips off.
Aribar: "Gah! Stupid shell..."
Razor moves to the side to get a better shot as he tries again to fill the big lizard full of holes.
Nick Caligo (GM): TWO hits.
Nick Caligo (GM): He glares up at Razor... and then unleashes a HUGE cone of flames, just for him. He misses Razor entirely.
Razor: "Nice aim..."
Metal Man goes to snatch that wand out of Bowser's hands.
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser tries to punch Metal as he approaches, but misses. Metal hits Bowser, but fails to disarm him.
Metal Man: "Snatch that weapon!"
Alex darts right up to Bowser, having moved 20 feet and guessing his right next to him now, and plants his charged buster cannon right in his gut. He smirks slightly, muttering "I love this job." Before clicking the button and (IT BETTER HIT) unloaded a large blast of charged energy right at him.
Metal Man: "You don't want him using that against you!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit. *PWOOOF!!*
Metal Man: "...Remind me to add that capacity to my pistol."
Nick Caligo (GM): Bowser skids across the floor, lil' X's in his eyes after that blindingly brilliant blast.
Nick Caligo (GM): He BARELY staggers back to his feet, shaking his head.
Aribar blinks. "He's STILL conscious?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby's just down to 2 lives. Bowser's under the chandelier now.
Alex: "Do you find me sadistic?"
Gibby smirks, and leaps up into the air. He takes aim, and slashes at the thing that's holding the chandelier up. "Nighty night, lizard breath!"
Bowser: "I find you bothersome, that's what I find you!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Mmm, since this is SSQ I'll allow that. *TWANG!*
Alex: "...what do you find that?"
Gibby front flips back down to the ground.
Metal Man: "He found it to be quite a pratfall."
Nick Caligo (GM): The Chandelier comes crashing down on Bowser, FLOORING him as broken crystal scatters all over the floor. His eyes are now little swirlies!
Yurie: *Dramatic Finish!!*
Nick Caligo (GM): He's trapped good under there, that's for sure...
Alex: "...well, that was certainly a more interesting battle." He walks right up to Bowser and takes the wand from his hand.
Gibby sheathes his sword.
Metal Man: "Try that wand on the scarecrows."
Alex: "I'll just take that... and do this..." He holds it to his buster first, copying the ability of it if he can.
Nick Caligo (GM): Alex finds himself... ABLE to copy the ability! *Mega Man copy weapon music.* --You got SCARECROW BUSTER--
Aribar walks over to Bowser after sheathing his sword and kicks the beast. "This is for being a bother!"
Gibby: "Turn Bowser into a scarecrow!"
Alex: "...and then do this." He turns to the Brothers Mario and the Princess and waves the wand at them.
Aribar: "... Yeah!"
Nick Caligo (GM): --With this weapon, you may make a ranged touch attack to turn one enemy into a scarecrow at an SP cost of 5-- .. Wait, you don't HAVE SP... Hmmm... interesting... that shall need to be remedied.
Razor lands in front of bowser, hand palm open, leveled at his face. "Tempted to blast him... but... nah... I think that using his own weapon against him would be much more befitting..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The Princess and the brothers return to their normal state.
Metal Man: "Indeed. Use the wand on him."
Alex: "...and then this." Turns and waves it again, this time at Bowser.
Aribar: "Awww... ."
Mario: "Ho! Thank-a-you!"
Metal Man: "Not a problem. Anything you got to tell us?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The big bad King Koopa is stuck on a stick, wearing a straw hat. His shell is dirty and missing spikes.
Gibby: "Can we keep him? He'll be great for scaring the birds away at HQ."
Nick Caligo (GM): His eyes are now X's.
Razor laughs at him. A lot.
Nick Caligo (GM): He's alive, don't worry.
Metal Man: "Something seems wrong..."
Aribar blinks and pokes Scarecrow Bowser.
Alex: "Nah, just stick him out in the castle vegetable patch."
Metal Man: "This was far too easy."
Aribar: "Bah... Don't complain! Easy is good."
Mario: "Looks-a-like we finally got-a-him! Great-a-job!"
Alex walks over to Mario and hands him the wand, thinking it'd be best in his hands "You worry too much, Metal."
Gibby: "Aw you're just being paranoid. We're just good."
Metal Man: "Those Quester Hunters half killed all of us when we tried to kill them. ...Of course... he isn't dead..."
Luigi: "Heh heh, you won't-a-get away so easily NOW, will you?"
Alex: "Hold onto that, Mario, it'd be kinda annoying if someone got a hold of it again."
Razor stoops down and picks up his cloak, pulling it back over his shoulders. "I say you just destroy it..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Mario takes the scarecrow wand and pockets it.
Mario: "Don't-a-worry. I know somewhere safe-a-to put this."
Alex: "Well, now that everything is back to normal around the castle for the umpteenth time, let's head back to headquarters."
Gibby: "Sounds good; I need my beauty sleep."
Nick Caligo (GM): *CUT to a large storage room with a bunch of wands in cubby holes. Wario is currently rubbing his hands, wondering which instrument of magical sadism he's gonna use.
Wario: "Heh heh heh..." *CUT back to the current scene.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Meanwhile... *OUTER SPACE.* Holy crap! It's a giant walkin' toaster!! .. Overseeing Nintendus from a magical screen. He speaks in a deep voice with a harsh metallic twang.
???: "Mario... MARIO!! You thought you beat me, but I WILL have the last laugh... ha ha ha ha ha... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Clearly this guy's a little nuts about something. All hear something... it's kind of this *whoosh.* noise...
Metal Man: "...What's that?"
Alex: "...no idea..."
Razor looks up. "Eh?"
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers hear screaming... from outside.
Gibby: "Uh oh! Sounds like trouble!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The people of Toad Town are fleeing for their lives. Princess Peach is aghast at the sight of them all running.
Gibby heads outside.
Aribar blinks and begins to head outside, sword now unsheathed.
Peach: "Wait! Where are you going!?"
Alex heads outside as well, moving quickly.
Razor breaks out the ol' wings again and glides out the door.
Alex: "We've got trouble... something else is coming..."
Nick Caligo (GM): The whoosh is becoming louder... it sounds like it's coming closer. Wind flows around everyone as it becomes closer... going from a whoosh... to a hurricane...
Aribar: "This doesn't sound good... ."
Nick Caligo (GM): It's like a freight train in the Questers' ears, it becomes so loud.
Gibby shields his eyes.
Metal Man looks around, nervous.
Alex starts to charge his buster again, the cannon vibrating as he glances around for the source of it.
Aribar just holds onto his sword, unable to do anything.
Razor grits his teeth, looking up and around from his higher vantage point.
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor's blown away, literally, his wings acting like a parachute in a storm and blowing him higher and farther from the castle.
Alex: "...something tells me we're going to need some backup..."
Metal Man stands still, looking around, scanning furiously.
Gibby looks to Razor, and he can't help but laugh.
Razor: "Ah! Damn!" *Wheeeeeee...*
Aribar attempts to see what is going on... . "Where is this wind coming from?!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers see it... plummeting through the clouds like a bright blue comet of energy. A colossal sword sheathed in blue fire crashes into the castle with a bright flash. Peach screams as the massive explosion that follows blows everyone off their feet and into the air outside.
Metal Man: "..." *He displays an indignant expression, motionless as he is thrown.*
Alex goes flying, landing with a hard THUD into the ground as far away as he is thrown.
Razor strains his wings trying to get back.
Aribar: "GAAAAAAA--" *Thud.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers hear one last cry from the Chancellor of the Mushroom Kingdom (who clings to a pole before being blown away) as they fly helplessly into the sky...
Chancello: "Exor...!! Exor has returned! No!!"
Alex: "What the... what's a Exor???"
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers black out. Their last memory of this event is akin to falling upwards. When they wake up, they are miles from this location, and every one of their smash dexes are beeping.
Alex: "...dahhhh, that hurt..."
Gibby awakens to his dex, and holds his head. "Owie... huh?" *pulls out his dex, and flips it open.*
Alex does the same as he sits up.
Nick Caligo (GM): The ruins of Toad Town are smoldering a mile away, and the enormous sword is jutting from the castle, straight upward, the hole it created in the overcast clouds still remaining from its descent.
Razor finally landed... probably pretty hard... he sits up, a bit farther off than the others. He pulls out his thingy.
Metal Man: "...What the heck happened?"
Nick Caligo (GM): A humongous fissure stretches from the tip of the blade.
Aribar: "Uuuuuh..." *He attempts to slowly get up. His Shortsword is probably stuck in the ground several meters away. The elf looks for his Smash Dex and finds it in his pocket and takes it out.*
Mewtwo: "Questers, this is bad."
Alex: "Mewtwo, you better be filling us in on what's going on!"
Mewtwo: "This is very very bad. Very very VERY very bad."
Gibby: "What happened?"
Aribar: "We get the idea... "
Mewtwo: "That sword is none other than Exor."
Razor: "Exxon? Isn't that a gas station?"
Gibby: "What's an Exor?"
Nick Caligo (GM): It glares aimlessly and pitilessly at the world which it shattered with the eyes on its hand guard.
Alex: "I heard somebody yelling about it. What is this Exor thing?"
Razor looks up. "Certainly overdone..."
Aribar listens to Mewtwo but also looks around to see if Mario, Luigi, or anyone else is about.
Mewtwo: "Smithy, the Iron Conquerer as he is called on some worlds, has come back after being defeated by Mario."
Mewtwo: "Exor is a weapon, a weapon that houses the gate to another dimension... Smithy's dimension."
Gibby: "You lost me at 'Bad.'"
Razor: "Wow... I never knew..."
Alex: "...perfect... just perfect... so your telling me this Exor sword thing and this Smithy is going to try and conquer Mario's world again?"
Aribar: "Ooookay... Is there some giant knight who wields this sword, or anything like that?"
Metal Man simply stares.
Mewtwo: "Yes, Alex. It's the very same Smithy."
Mewtwo: "Aribar, no. Exor needs no wielder to cause terrible destruction, as you see here."
Alex: "...yes, I guessed, but they're trying to do it AGAIN?"
Aribar: "Ah... Ah..."
Metal Man: "...He has returned..."
Mewtwo: "For the last time, YES. This happened another time, years ago, before the Stadiums ever existed."
Razor: "So wait... the plumber sent this guy packing, right?"
Gibby: "How hard could he be?"
Alex: "If Mario can do it, so can we."
Aribar: "I'd say pretty hard... Like Mewtwo just said."
Mewtwo: "You have no idea how much Mario had to improve his skills the last time. And he needed Princess Peach and BOWSER for the maker's sake to beat him the last time! As well as SEVERAL others. Even then, they needed the assistance of the seven stars."
Gibby: "I see..."
Metal Man: "I will need a far larger weapon."
Gibby: "What kind of weapon?"
Mewtwo: "Alex... Smithy is more terrible than even the Quester Hunters."
Aribar: "...Ahhh piffle."
Razor: "I could certainly go for a few tactical nuclear devices right now..."
Mewtwo: "His coming alone, as you plainly see, levels entire villages. From there the destruction only spreads by the hand of his machine empire!"
Alex: "..." He sighs and rubs his eyes with his left hand, growling softly. He finally looks back to his dex and asks "Well, how do you think we should go about training to beat him then?"
Metal Man: "...You cannot train to destroy him."
Mewtwo: "I'm sending a warp pipe to pick you up... Mario has already returned with Luigi, the Princess, and Bowser in their custody."
Metal Man: "Or any enemy. It is essential you know their weaknesses and their strengths. You must pit their strengths against their weaknesses."
Alex: "Then what do we DO?"
Razor: "Simple, kid. We do what we always do."
Alex: "Who are you calling me kid? I'm older than you, son."
Nick Caligo (GM): The warp pipe pops up with the obligatory noise.
Alex is about 33 or so.
Aribar puts away is Dex and hops into the pipe.
Alex pockets his own dex and jumps into the pipe as well.
Metal Man: "..." *looks around. He twitches looking at the humongous sword. And then he goes into the pipe.*
Aribar curses after getting in realizing that he'll be squished...
Razor jumps into the the air, wings extended, and dives into the pipe.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers arrive back in the warp room. Razor SMASHES his face directly into the ceiling. The rest of the Questers wind up dogpiling.
Metal Man: "...How I loathe these pipes."
Razor drops to the ground, face well smashed... he twitches, eyes all swirly. @.@
Link: "... A stylish entrance, as usual..."
Alex: "I prefer the Hylian warp pads, myself..." He gets to his feet.
Metal Man: "...Hello, Link. Does that fairy STILL yell at you?"
Razor: *Twitch... twitchtwitch.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Link's just hangin' out. Chillin' by the door.
Navi: "HEY!! Clean your room, mister!"
Alex: "I guess that's a yes..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Link flicks Navi.
Alex: "...anyway, what's up, Link? You off on your own mission to Hyrule?"
Link: "I'm going on an investigation to Quester Hunter ruins in Termina with this new kid who just got initiated. I'm just waiting for him."
Razor comes to and pushes himself back to his feet, rubbing his nose.
Aribar: "New kid? Who?"
Metal Man: "Ah."
Alex: "New kid? We got another Smasher?"
Link: "Mewtwo says he's an ace, but the kid uses a giant KEY as his weapon."
Metal Man: "New people..." .oO(...New... ... ... no files from origination.)
Alex: "...run that by me again? ...a giant... KEY??"
Metal Man: "...That isn't too weird."
Razor blinks. "Ugh... I've seen worse... I remember this one guy who tried to bash me with a Maian Medikit..."
Link: "Yep. Key. As in "Very large object of unlocking."
Alex: "Yeah, I know what a key is, Link."
Link: "Heheh, maybe if we run into a dungeon he can just take me right to the boss!"
Metal Man: "I mean, it isn't a huge golf club."
Aribar: "That would be nice..."
Alex: "You could only be so lucky..."
Metal Man: "...I just wish it hadn't had exploded when I tried to use it."
Link: "Anyway, Mewtwo wants to see you in the Big Room."
Metal Man: "...Alrighty."
Aribar looks at Metal... "You made a... Nevermind."
Alex: "I figured as much. Later, Link..."
Aribar listens to Link and heads to the Big Room.
Metal Man: "...Yes. I have experimented with technology in many ways."
Alex raises a hand to him as he walks by, heading for the Big Room.
Razor yawns and waves to Link as he heads to the Big Room.
Metal Man: "...Secret... ways..."
Alex: "A giant key... I ask you..."
Metal Man: "I still don't know who would make a giant key."
Aribar: "At least it's better than a petrified halfling..."