Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 66: Sinister Machines
Date: July 17th & 18th, 2004.
Garrick: "Good. I gotta go see Oak..."
Dr. Donez: "Now then, to incorporate this new attack into the best weapon in the world..."
Garrick walks off to do so.
Yurie: "I'm going to go shopping."
Dr. Donez hops off.
Yurie pads off, humming.
Garrick walkwalks on over to Oak's lab and walks on in.
Pat: "Hey Metal, you wanna explain cubes to me?"
Garrick: "Doc, you in here?"
Razor saves his cash for now.
Oak: "...Yes. What do you wish for me to do?"
Garrick: "Good, good. Listen, I want you to help me..." He takes his buster out of his jacket holster and sets it on the counter "...to make a customized one of these."
Mewtwo: "You will find your pay in your accounts. 1500 coins."
Oak: "...Okay. What do you want to change about it?"
Garrick: "Well, I was thinking of taking out the ability stealing part and adding another level of charge and one more cube insert."
Aribar heads to whatever we have for an item shop.
Garrick: "I won't need the ability stealing, I'm learning new moves after every mission."
Metal Man: "Okay... That will be 4000 coins."
Garrick: "...but all I have is 3940 coins..."
Oak: "Ah well. Come back when you have more."
Garrick: "...can't I just pay you 60 more coins after the next mission?"
Aribar probably walks past Oak's lab on the way to the shops. Hint, Hint.
Garrick: "It's just 60 coins!!!"
Oak: "I need every coin."
Garrick yells this sorta loud..
Aribar also probably overhears Garrick and walks into the lab... "Whats wrong?"
Garrick: "Dahh, I want to modify my buster and I'm 60 coins short..."
Aribar tosses the coins to Garrick. "Here yah go, then. No need to pay me back."
Garrick looks a bit surprised, but then smiles "Thanks Ari." He slams the full total of 4000 coins on the counter. "There you go, 4000 coins."
Aribar then blinks... "Oak, you sell items?"
Oak: "Thank you. It will be ready in a week."
Garrick: "...a WEEK?!?!"
Oak: "Yes. Unless... your buddy gives me another 4000 coins."
Garrick: "You son of a... GRRRRR..."
Aribar: "How much time is taken off with 2500 coins?"
Oak: "One half of a day."
Garrick: "...it's alright, nevermind Ari."
Oak: "It takes 6 days to get the parts."
Aribar: "You sure? I'd be happy to pitch in..."
Garrick: "One week? Alright, fine. One week it is. Take out the ability stealer and put in another level of charge and one more cube insert."
Oak: "And the shipping is very, VERY expensive. Okay."
Garrick spins on his heel, weaponless, and walks out.
Oak: .oO(I was gonna make a new one, but now I get to keep this old one as well! DINGDINGDINGDING!)
Aribar waits until Garrick leaves to ask... "I didn't exactly hear you. You deal with items correct?"
Aribar puts an Able Juice on the counter. "Can you buy this for 600 coins?"
Aribar: "I heard that there are some new-fangled Smash Dexes for sale, I think... What makes them better than the originals?"
Oak: "...They give you ultra-detailed information. And they don't take any time to give you data. ...And they have a built in cigarette lighter!"
Aribar: "I'll take it!" *Puts down 2400 coins.*
Oak: "Here you go."
Sora: *heads into Oak's lab.* "I hear there's a new Smash Dex ready?"
Metal Man (GM): He hands Aribar an Orange Dex.
Aribar: "... I'm underage! I can't smoke!"
Oak: "Yes. Well... it also lights candles!"
Sora: "How much does it cost to trade it in? ... What also lights candles?"
Oak: "2,700 coins. The new Smash Dex. The new Smash Dex is worth 10 times more than the old one. It can even pick locks! Detect traps! Shoot lasers!"
Sora: "..." *raises an eyebrow.*
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He debates trading it in.*
Sora: "... Riiight... I'll trade my old Smash Dex and buy a new one."
Oak: "...Okay. 2,700 coins."
Sora: *hands over le cash.*
Metal Man (GM): He hands Sora a lime green one.
Aribar: "Are there any CONS to it?"
Sora: "... Can I get a yellow one?"
Oak: "...Okay, there's a yellow one in here..."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out a yellow one and gives that to Sora instead.
Sora: *hands back the lime green one.* "Thanks!"
Oak: "Well, they do have... uhhhh... the exact same battery life as the old one. But the old ones still have power after 2 years of work!"
Oak: "...And keep it away from flammable things."
Aribar: "... Are the old ones flammable?"
Oak: "...No. Now, your generous friend Garrick has financed years of research."
Aribar: "... Years?"
Aribar: "Were you ripping him off?"
Oak: "All those coins... I can do experiments on each coin. Who? Me? No."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar senses that Oak is trying to raise money to build some secret project. He's not really sure if he ripped Garrick off.
Aribar: "... You're doing something..."
Oak: "...That's what I'm paid for!"
Aribar: "I meant behind your superiors' backs."
Oak: "...Well... yeah... what does it mean to you? I'll let you in on it if you don't tell anyone. It's nothing dangerous."
Aribar: "I won't tell..."
Oak: "Oh yeah. You too." He points at Sora. "It's the latest technology. You know those blasters I made? They're obselete, right now."
Oak: "The problem is... I can't isolate the problem with the new generation. This way."
Metal Man (GM): Oak pulls out three drawers, which opens a windows... it's actually a door!
Metal Man (GM): Inside is the TRUE mad scientist lab ibe wiykd expect. He's got some extremely gnarly guns in there.
Aribar notes what Oak does veeeery carefully.
Metal Man (GM): They're super futuristic. ...However, there's a cube-shaped hole in each one.
Oak: "...You see... no cubes known today can operate these. Not even Ultima."
Aribar: "Thats odd..."
Oak: "Well... that isn't exactly true... they actually fire those cubes like bullets. But... those cubes are too expensive to waste like that."
Aribar: "They sure are!"
Oak: "So... I've been working on the new generation of cubes: pseudocubes. ...Unfortunately, they won't be finished until long after everyone is dead. However... these cubes actually tap into dimensional disturbances. ...I'm afraid my prototype pseudocube was what was responsible for Smithy's appearance... There's another problem."
Aribar: "... So they ARE harmful!"
Oak: "...I can't make cubes. Nor can Light. ...I didn't even make that pseudocube. ...It's E. Gadd... And it costs tons of coins to get him to make experimental cubes. ...Some time... you should see him. The cubes you get here are trickled down. He has every type of cube. Every single one."
Oak: "Anyways. The Pseudocubes cost about 4000 apiece. And that's all I know. These cubes... I have no clue what the normal ones do to the stability of our world."
Oak: "They seem too mundane to do what those pseudocubes do."
Aribar unsheathes his sword. "The cubes in my sword may be harming this world?!"
Oak: "...We don't know. They seem too mundane."
Aribar: "... Okay, I guess..."
Oak: "I don't think you have to worry. They're weak in comparison to the pseudocubes."
Aribar: "Okay, I guess... See yah later, Oak..." *He walks out of the lab, unknown weather to be happy or sad at this discovery.*
Oak: "See you."
Aribar hrms and takes out his new Dex once out of the lab and begins to press random buttons.
Yurie nods to Ari as she passes, then opens the door and peers in.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar activates many things. It turns on a cigarette lighter, tells him the level of poisons in the room...
Metal Man (GM): It makes a radar of all the Questers and shows it to Aribar... A cheese grater comes out of the side... And it plays Beethoven's 5th.
Aribar checks to see if it has a laser pointer.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar presses a button that appears to activate such... It burns a hole in the wall. The laser comes out of the top of it.
Aribar: "Gah!" *attempts to set the power level of the laser lower...*
Metal Man (GM): It's set lower, and it just points. There's also a big, red button.
Aribar: "There... This will be fun when Gibby wakes up."
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Emergency.'
Aribar attempts to resist pressing it...
Metal Man (GM): Aribar presses it. It starts flashing. And making loud noises.
Metal Man (GM): It sounds like a firetruck alarm.
Aribar: "Ahh!!" *He runs around in circles, frightened.*
Metal Man (GM): About 300 Decibels. It hurts really bad. Aribar flees from the terrible noise.
Yurie: "What in blazes??" *peers out of the room with Dr. Oak, then covers her ears.*
Metal Man (GM): The room Ari was in ceases to have windows. Then, it stops making noise.
Aribar looks back into the room...
Oak: "...Uhhh... the emergency function is made to deafen the enemy so you can run away."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's ears stop ringing.
Aribar: "... Oh! Someone answered that phone..."
Oak: "...It's supposed to deafen enemies. Why did you press it?"
Aribar: "Oh... . Ummm... A dust bunny was about to attack..."
Aribar: "They're the hunting hounds for the boogie man, yah know."
Metal Man (GM): The dex actually levitates into Ari's hand.
Aribar blinks... And puts it away... He heads to his room then.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar finds Wario in his room.
Wario: "...Uhhhh... Wario's cleaning service!"
Aribar: "... . BOLT! BOLT! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLT!" *Needless to say Aribar attacks Wario...*
Wario: "...Okay... wait!"
Aribar stops the spell.
Wario: "...I'll give you your stuff back."
Aribar: "Do it now."
Metal Man (GM): Wario hands Aribar his lamp... whatever he keeps in all his drawers... and the sheets off his bed.
Wario: "I just thought life would be easier without all that junk."
Metal Man (GM): ...The rug is still missing, though.
Aribar: "I'll give you till the count of five to return whatever else is stolen. One... ... Two... ... FOUR..."
Metal Man (GM): Wario tosses the rug at Aribar and jumps out the window. He leaves a note.
Aribar attempts to duck under the rug then read the note.
Note: 'I was fired from the banking position after I refused to return several accounts worth of money. ...So... uhhh... if you could be kind, please send money to Wario Land, P.O. Box 9202187.'
Metal Man (GM): ...And what looks like his seal, but is too faded to read, is on there.
Aribar: "... BOLT!" *He destroys the note before putting things back in order...*
Metal Man (GM): The note is exploded. And Aribar fixes up his room.
Aribar exits his room afterwards and sneaks around the stadium trying to find Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar finds Gibby in the big room.
Aribar takes out the dex and aims the laser...
Metal Man (GM): Gibby feels a slight tingling on the back of his head. ...A... burning... tingling...
Aribar then turns the laser on...
Metal Man (GM): Now it's really burning. ...Now it's on fire.
Aribar moves the laser down to the floor in front of Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): ...Now the floor is on fire.
Dex: "WARNING! WARNING! BATTERY POWER LOW!"
Aribar lowers the settings to 0.0000000000001... "What the? Arg..."
Metal Man (GM): It stops burning things.
Aribar turns it off... And checks the battery gauge while making a quick retreat.
Metal Man (GM): The battery gauge is at 1/3.
Aribar: "What the...?" *pockets it and checks his old Smash Dex's battery gauge.*
Gibby: "AHH! IT BURNS!"
Metal Man (GM): The old one has almost full power.
Gibby holds his head in pain.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby puts out the fire.
Gibby: "Alright, who tried to set my head on fire?" *looks around.*
Metal Man (GM): The new Dex also has an AC adapter. Or a solar panel.
Aribar: "..." *walks into the big room...* "Uhhh... Hi Gibby... Nice hole in the back of your head which I didn't cause..."
Gibby growls. "Well when I find the guy who did this... POW!" He mumbles to himself.
Aribar: "I think that Oak did it! Yeah... Definitely not me. I would never lie!" *attempts to plug in the new Dex to recharge its power.*
Metal Man (GM): You plug it in. It quickly recharges.
Dex: "BATTERY RECHARGED! BATTERY RECHARGED!"
Gibby: "Of course it wasn't you... you're Ari!"
Aribar hides behind a chair after taking the plug out...
Metal Man (GM): That noise sounds awfully familiar to Gibby...
Aribar: "Gibby, can you see me now?"
Gibby: "Hmm..." *looks around.*
Aribar aims the laser at the floor in front of Gibby.
Aribar: "Look, Gibby! A pixie!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a red dot on the floor. Right in front of Gibby.
Gibby looks down at the red dot. "Hmmm..." He bends down, and tries to pick it up.
Aribar moves it out of Gibby's reach.
Gibby: "Hey!" *follows the dot, trying to pick it up.*
Aribar moves it onto the ceiling.
Gibby: "Grr... now I can't reach it!"
Metal Man (GM): If Gibby dangerously piled furniture up, he could reach it. Or fall off a 9 foot tower of furniture.
Aribar moves it about the ceiling. He is also unsuccessfully holding back laughs...
Gibby decides to do so. He pushes chairs, couches, tables, lamps, rugs, Questers, anything he can find, and stacks them on top of one another. He then starts climbing his way up to the top.
Aribar moves the spot onto the floor...
Gibby: "Aw damn it..." *jumps off the pile, hoping to body slam the dot thingy.*
Aribar allows Gibby to do so...
Gibby: *SLAM.* "HA! I win!"
Aribar then turns off the pointer. "I think you killed it!"
Gibby: oO(OW! OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW!!!!) *picks himself up.* "Well that's another problem solved. ...thanks to GIBBY, THE SUPER KNIGHT!" *poses.*
Metal Man walks into the tower and is buried in the resulting collapse. "AHHHHHH!!!!"
Gibby: "..." -_-; "Heh... heh... heh..."
Aribar puts the dot on Metal's forehead...
Gibby: "DOT!" *leaps on Metal's forehead.* "DIE!"
Yurie peers into the big room, then sweatdrops at the chaos she sees.
Aribar puts the dot on Yurie's left foot... Heh.
Metal Man: "...My forehead is not out to kill you..."
Gibby gets off of Metal, and leaps on Yurie's foot. "I WILL DESTROY YOU!"
Aribar falls to the floor laughing...
Yurie eeps, wriggling her foot.
Gibby: @_@ "WOAH!!!!"
Gibby gets sent flying off, and lands on his head. X_X "Ow..."
Yurie: >.> "Ariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~~~~"
Gibby twitches his left foot a couple times, but that's about it.
Metal Man: "...At least he enjoys that expensive device."
Aribar blinks and realizes that he just maaay be in trouble... "Uhhh... Yes? Eheheheh?"
Yurie picks up the KO'ed Gibby and throws it at Ari, ala SMB 2.
Yurie misses him... causing Gibby the thwack into a nearby beanbag chair.
Aribar watches the blue kirby miss him...
Gibby is out cold on the beanbag chair.
Aribar: "Eheheheh..." *He stands up...*
Aribar looks at Gibby... Then at the fallen pile of junk... "Eheheheh... Umm... I'm in trouble, huh?"
Yurie: "Yup... you're on clean-up detail." -.-
Metal Man gets out of the junk.
Aribar begins to clean up the fallen tower of junk...
Yurie walks over to Gibby and picks him up... "...hmmm..." <.< >.>
Gibby makes a moaning noise.
Yurie: *SQUEEEEEEEEZE* ^.^.oO(Kawaii!!)
Gibby gets the life squeezed out of him. His eyes almost pop out of his head. "GAH!!! HELP ME!"
Yurie lets go, still holding the puff-ball. "Oh, sorry." ^.^
Gibby starts breathing heavy.
Gibby: "...it's... ok... ugh... Could... you put me down?"
Yurie hums and tosses him gently up into the air, humming cheerfully as she walks over to Metal and deposits him on his chest, then pads off, humming.
Gibby: "Nooo!!" *lands on his head AGAIN!*
Metal Man: "...Nice... walking... football..."
Gibby: @_@ "I hate my life..."
Metal Man gets up and sticks Gibby on his shelf.
Gibby falls asleep on his shelf.
Aribar continues cleaning. "Gibby..." He says while putting a stuffed animal next to him on the shelf... "How did you make so much mess in such a little time?"
Gibby awakens. "...uhh... it's my specialty."
Metal Man heads off.
Aribar: "Would you be mad if I told you I did the laser pointing?"
Gibby: "...ask me later..."
Aribar: "... Are you a Magic 8 ball or something?"
Gibby: "..." *tries to grab his sword, but is too tired to, and just falls limp.*
Aribar: .oO(If he says 'All signs point to yes', I'll... . Continue cleaning this junk.)
Gibby falls off his shelf, and gets himself up. "I guess I'll help you clean up... seeing as how I kinda made the mess to begin with."
Aribar: "Thats okay... You just cuddle up with Mewtwo's stuffed animals and get some sleep..."
Gibby: "No no... I made the mess, so let me help." *grabs hold of a table, and lifts it back up... barely.*
Aribar picks up Gibby...
Gibby: "Hey! Let go."
Aribar: "Rock-a-by Gibby on the tree top... When the Aeroaga comes the cradle will rock... When Bowser is defeated the cradle will fall, and tons of candy will appear for all..."
Aribar: "... Bah... I never was good with lullabies..." *Sets Gibby back up on his shelf.*
Gibby: "Do you REALLY think that'll---ZZZZZZZZ." *is fast asleep.*
Aribar goes back to cleaning.
Editor's note: Then, suddenly, this happens!
Yurie (GM): The crowd roars as two fighters float out of the holding areas atop hover platforms above the empty cylinder of the battle arena. They pass through the 'wall' and into the arena proper as a monitor lowers, beginning to cycle through battle stages.
Aribar waves to the crowd.
Gibby unsheathes his sword.
Yurie (GM): Aribar gets to determine when the stage roulette stops.
Razor kicks up his feet onto the railing in front of him, arms folded across his chest as he watches.
Aribar: "Stop!" *He hopes for the Star Fox ship.*
Yurie (GM): A flash is seen as the Roulette STOPS. *ARENA: Corneria!*
Gibby: "Oooh... pretty."
Yurie (GM): The monitor slides up as holo-emtters flare to life, creating a solid-light illusion of the starship beneath the two Questers. *Battle READY!* The platforms vanish, dropping Aribar and Gibby onto the ship'ss hull. THREE!!
Gibby lands on his feet.
Yurie: TWO!! ONE!! FIGHT!
Gibby runs towards Aribar, and starts things off with an attempted slash to the torso with his sword. He trips on his feet, and falls.
Aribar easily watches Gibby trip before Bolting him. Currently Aribar doesn't have his sword out..
Gibby rolls out of the way just in time. Then he gets zapped!
Yurie (GM): And Gibby is zapped by lightning bolts. The crowd reacts, cheering a bit.
Gibby gets back up. "Lets try that again." He attempts another slash at Aribar. He trips... AGAIN.
Yurie (GM): Aribar manages to dodge the incoming slash.
Aribar: "Hrm... Time for my own swordplay!" *He first unsheathes his sword and slashes Gibby normally, then uses a Heroic Surge to slash him again.* "Dah! Stand still!"
Yurie (GM): *whiif! Whiff!* The crowd grumbles.
Gibby dodges the moves quite easily, and counters with a stab attempt.
Aribar brings his sword down to block before channeling a Thordain through it and around Gibby. "Take THIS!"
Yurie (GM): The crowd cheers as Gibby dramatically dodges the majority of the blast.
Aribar: "Grr... Tough little puffball, aren't you?"
Gibby: "You don't know the half of it!" *leaps back a bit, and shoots out a wave of fire at Aribar.*
Aribar: "Dah!" *He tries to roll to the side.* *rolls INTO the flames...* *is burnt to a crisp by that single attack!*
Gibby burps. "Excuse me..."
Yurie (GM): Aribar is now REELING! This is a chance for a finishing move! Crowd Favor: Gibby  Aribar . Gibby may now attempt a Coup-De-Grace. AKA, METEOR SMASH!
Gibby charges himself up for a meteor smash... "Here goes nothing..." He runs towards Aribar, and SMASHES him upward with a single punch.
Yurie (GM): *AUTOHIT!* *AUTOCRIT!* Gibby's uppercut literally sends Aribar up, up, up UP... And over the side of the ship, causing a great big flash of light as Gibby 'kills' him. Aribar reappears.
Gibby bows before the audience. "Thank you... thank you one and all..."
Aribar appears back on the revival platform... "Okay yah little squirt... Prepare for some death and destruction!"
Gibby: "Uh oh..."
Razor: "...what a stage hog..."
Aribar: "Fireball Barrage!" *Two fireballs fly out of Aribar's sword towards Gibby as the half-elf leaps off the revival platform.*
Gibby: "NOT GOOD!" *gets whacked by one, but BARELY misses the other.* "Ow! That actually hurt!"
Aribar: "Hmp... Do you smell burnt marshmallows? "*
Gibby runs towards Aribar, and slashes at him with his sword. As he does this, he shouts out the word "Freeze."
Aribar: "DAH! G-g-gah..."
Gibby leaps back.
Aribar: "Sand Storm!" *He extends his hand and a cone of sand sprays itself at Gibby.*
Gibby attempt to leap over the storm. He runs towards Ari, and attempts another slash with his sword. He misses.
Aribar easily dodges and counters with... "BOLT! Hahahah..."
Gibby finally dies, but comes back on the platform. He lands on the ground. "Well now we're even."
Aribar: "Hmp. Hit me with yer best shot!"
Gibby: "Alrighty..." He runs towards Ari, leaps up, and comes crashing down on Ari with a slash from his sword.
Aribar: "Lets fight swords with FIRE!" *He easily dodges Gibby's attack before sending Fireball Barrage at Gibby.*
Gibby: "Now that's not fair!" He dodges both.
Aribar: "Pah..." *He sees that he scorched the area around Gibby.*
Gibby counters with a stab to the chest of Ari.
Aribar unsheathes his sword and easily parries the blow and attempts a stab at Gibby.
Gibby dodges THAT stab, and counters with a slash to the torso. *Slice.*
Aribar: "Gah!" *All Gibby does is scratch his force field a bit.*
Gibby: "You scared there, Ari?"
Aribar: "Depends... Are you scared of thunder? THORDAIN!"
Gibby: "Gah! HA! Do you honestly think THAT will stop me?"
Aribar: "Maybe not right now!"
Gibby tries something different this time. It looks like he's going for a sword slash, but instead he leaps forward, and attacks Aribar with a headbutt to the face.
Aribar: "Gah!" *He can't dodge, but his force field yet again saves the day. He counters with a Sand Storm.*
Gibby: "Not again..." *gets blasted with sand.*
Aribar: "THAT'S how its done!"
Gibby: "Stupid sand..." *wipes the sand from his eyes, and goes to attack Ari with... dun dun dun... A KICK TO THE SHIN!*
Aribar: "..." *just steps back... And then attempts to flatten Gibby by jumping on him.*
Gibby rolls away from the jump, and tries to kick... dun dun dun... THE OTHER SHIN!
Aribar jumps again... This time with his sword ready to jab Gibby!
Gibby flips backward, gets on his feet, and slashes his sword at Ari's back.
Aribar: "Bolt!" *He attempts to fry Gibby after a quick roll away.*
Gibby: "Grr... you're starting to annoy me..." *shoots out another wave of fire at Ari.*
Aribar manages to lunge away, but is still burnt. He comes back with one life left... "That does it... Fireball Barrage!"
Gibby: "CRAP!" *gets blasted with the first one.* *dies, and comes back to life.* "Grrr..."
Aribar: "This is it!"
Gibby runs towards Ari, and slashes at him while chanting "Freeze." He misses.
Aribar easily dodges and strikes back by attempting to pick up Gibby. He then attempts to throw Gibby over the edge of the ship...
Gibby: "NOOO!!!!" *attempts to jump to the edge of the ship so he don't fall and die.* *falls to his doom.*
Aribar: "Have a nice trip! See you next fall!"
Gibby: "YOU CHEAP BAS---" The sound fades away.
Aribar: *FF victory theme.* "Yahoo-oo-oo!" *Aribar gains 5 Happiness points!* *Aribar gains 10 Cheap points!* *Aribar gains 7 Hungry points!* *Aribar gains 1 Gibby!*
Gibby grabs the points. "YOINK!" *He tosses them off the ship.* "Whoops."
Aribar discards Gibby.
Gibby: "AHHH!!! NOOO!!!!" *is discarded to his doom.*
Aribar: *Both are returned to the... Return place...* "Good match, Gibby!"
Gibby: "Yeah... if you like falling..."
Aribar: "You almost had me back there, though."
Gibby: "TO YOUR DOOM!!!! Yeah yeah..."
Aribar: "Well... I was tossed up to my doom!"
Metal Man (GM): A while later...
Metal Man is in the big room, relaxing after that semi-strenuous mission.
Aribar is probably heading into the R&R room from Oak's lab. He's now sporting a spiffy new tunic... He also has a blue feather in his hair.
Gibby walks into the big room, and sees Metal there. "Hello, Metal. Any plans for today?"
Metal Man: "Hi Gibby."
Aribar decides there is no one to brag to in the R&R, so he heads to the Big Doom... Err... Room.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is straightening a large display.
Gibby takes a look at the display. "What's that?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby is in R&R. The display is in the Big Room.
Gibby walks into the big room, and sees Metal there.
Metal Man is not in the Big room. He is in R&R.
Metal Man (GM): CRITICAL CONFUSION.
Aribar: "... Computer, end simulation! Or something..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar wakes up in his room. That was a dream...
Yurie ish in the big room, as usual, having a cheeseburger.
Metal Man is also in the Big Room... this time not confused.
Aribar: "GRAVY!" *Aribar sits up in his bed...* "... It was all a dream..."
Gibby walks by Ari's room, and knocks on the door. "Wake up, Ari! We have a meeting in the Big Room."
Aribar: "Gah! Okay, okay! I just gotta get some things from Oak first..."
Metal Man (GM): The dexes beep as usual.
Dex: 'Report to the Big Room, if you are not already there'
Aribar gets up and buys the items he said earlier from Oak before heading to the Big Room... Now sporting a spiffy new tunic and a feather in his hair... A blue feather at that!
Gibby heads into the Big Room with Ari, and looks at his head.
Razor enters ze Big Room. He's chugging a nice tall cool glass of OJ. Mmmm...
Gibby: "What's with the feather hat?"
Yurie: *chew.* "...nice accessory."
Aribar: "It allows me to jump like a roc!"
Gibby rolls his eyes. "Ask a stupid question..."
Aribar: "... Well... It does!"
Gibby walks over to Metal, who IS in the BIG ROOM.
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo pops in.
Gibby: "Hey, Metal."
Razor shakes his head slowly and eases down into a chair, chugging down his juice. That juice smells funny, doesn't it?
Yurie: "...Rocs fly."
Aribar: "Bah! Close enough! Oh, hello meow mix. . Err... Mewmix... Mewtwo..."
Mewtwo: "...Well, today's mission is a bit more like we're used to."
Gibby: "Sounds likes fun." *takes a seat.*
Mewtwo: "Ganondorf's soldiers are at it again. You just need to turn their armies into dust."
Aribar blinks... "Will do! Lets go now!"
Yurie: "Shouldn't be too hard. what's the destination?"
Gibby: "Any chance we'll get to take on the big man himself?"
Razor cracks his knuckles.
Mewtwo: "...Maybe. Anyways, proceed to the warp room in an orderly fashion."
Gibby: "Aye aye, captain!" *jumps off his seat, and heads into the warp room.*
Aribar dashes to the warp room.
Razor stands up slowly, finishing off his drink before slowly turning to stride on out. He turns to Yurie on the way out. "How's that cube doing for ya?"
Metal Man heads to the warp room.
Gibby: "Calm down, Ari. I swear it's like you hate this guy or something..."
Aribar: "He only SLASHED MY ARM OFF!"
Yurie: "Anything else we need to know before we go?"
Metal Man: "Yeah..."
Yurie: "And the Cube's doing fine." ^^
Mewtwo: "Nah. It's simple."
Gibby: "Oh like that's SUCH a big deal. I mean look at me... I GOT FLAPS!"
Mewtwo: "Blow em up."
Aribar: "Imagine if he slashed off your feet or something..."
Gibby: "EEK!" *looks down, and sees his feet are still on him.* "Whew..."
Aribar: "Or... If he took your KNEES!"
Gibby: "...I don't have knees."
Razor reaches said warp room.
Aribar: "... That's because he stole them!"
Metal Man (GM): The rest are waiting for Yurie in the warp room.
Gibby: "WHAT? I'LL KILL HIM!"
Aribar: "And Oak took the last dough nut at breakfast today! Get 'im, Gibby!"
Gibby: "...maybe later..."
Aribar: "It had pink frosting..."
Yurie follows quickly.
Gibby: "NOOO!!! MY FAVORITE!!!" *sobs.*
Aribar: "WITH those tasty sprinkles!"
Gibby: "Well I'll have to deal with Oak when we get back... my knees are more important!"
Aribar: "Gibby... Have I ever told you about the story of your elbows?"
Gibby: "...I used to have elbows... when I was human. IT'S WARPING TIME!"
Metal Man (GM): ~WARP~ The Questers appear in some mountain range... near Death Mountain.
Yurie: *eeeeeks as they vanish and tumble down the warp tunnel.*
Aribar: "... That was a---AHH! Evil Warp!"
Gibby shakes his head. "I'll NEVER get used to that... so where are we?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear on a large tile in the area.
Yurie: "...apparently, we're in Hyrule, according to my Dex." *points to Dex, which beeps.*
Metal Man (GM): ...And right up ahead, is none other than a cave.
Razor rolls in shoulders. "Ah yes... pleasant place."
Gibby: "Hmm... well lets start out with that cave over there." *heads on over to the cave.*
Aribar follows with his sword unsheathed.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby heads in, and sees a typical cave. There are torches on the walls. Hay is on the floor.
Gibby WOULD grab a torch, but he is too small.
Metal Man (GM): Some nebulous empty boxes are scattered about.
Gibby: "Somebody grab one of those torches."
Metal Man (GM): And, water can be heard dripping from stalactites. The Questers reach a fork which goes left, or right.
Yurie draws her rapier, looking around as she follows... "...anyone got a flashlight?"
Gibby: "Hello... torch? Grab one..."
Metal Man takes a torch.
Aribar: "Ummm... I kinda do..."
Metal Man: "I got one."
Razor looks around slowly. "I'll be fine. Hrm... which way to go... let's go... right." He turns and goes right.
Gibby: "We COULD split up..."
Metal Man follows Razor.
Aribar: *Heads with Razor and Metal.*
Gibby: "Who wants to go left with me?"
Yurie takes a torch. "...I'll go with you Gib."
Gibby: "Cool." *heads leftward.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby wanders to the left.
Yurie follows Gib.
Gibby looks around cautiously for anything... or anyone.
Metal Man (GM): The two Questers go deeper... and deeper... And reach a large open area.
Yurie: "...what exactly is this place?"
Gibby: "I'm not so sure."
Yurie holds the torch up, her sword glinting in the light as she looks around.
Metal Man (GM): There's a small pond.
Gibby: "Yurie, bring the torch over to that pond. Maybe we'll find something."
Yurie frowns, walks over to the pond and looking in...
Gibby walks on over to it.
Metal Man (GM): ...It's seemingly endless. Yurie doesn't find anything.
Gibby decides to spot around the pond.
Yurie frowns, then keeps going.
Gibby: "Well I don't see nothing... lets go." *heads on down past the pond.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a dead end there.
Gibby: "Hmm... well it doesn't look like this place leads anywhere."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie hears a metallic step.
Yurie: "...oh great."
Metal Man (GM): ...One of the torches on the way out is gone.
Metal Man (GM): ...It also appears to be getting further away.
Yurie turns towards the step, her sword drawn.
Gibby: "What's wrong?"
Yurie: "...a step. That way!"
Metal Man (GM): It's hurrying down the right path.
Gibby draws his sword as well.
Yurie quickly gives chase.
Gibby quickly follows Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): The right group reaches a building. ...The windows have been BLOWN OUT. There's fires everywhere. And dead soldiers.
Metal Man: "...This is a tad... strange..."
Aribar: "I dun like this!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Then, right behind them, a head clanks.
Razor twists around, hands lifted.
Aribar looks about, sword raised defensively.
Metal Man (GM): Both groups meet up... surrounding a shadowy figure.
Gibby points his sword at the figure.
???: "Well, well, if it isn't those adorable Questers."
Gibby: "And who might you be?"
???: "Ganondorf? I am far better than him."
Yurie whips her torch forwards, tossing it towards the shadow-enshrouded figure, trying to shed some light on the subject.
Gibby: "It's easy to talk the talk... but can you prove it?"
Metal Man (GM): It's none other than a reddish reploid!
Phantom: "I am Phantom."
Yurie: "...The heck??"
Aribar: "... Awwww piffle."
Gibby: -_-; "Ugh..."
Phantom: "And you are about to be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out... a machinegun.
Gibby: "Woah! Where'd you get that?"
Yurie: "Cheerful. alright then, lets dance."
Phantom: "I had Skyhigh steal it for me."
Yurie: "Gibby, help me flank this robo-twit."
Gibby: "Piece of cake."
Phantom: "To hurt me is to die a thousand deaths."
Gibby: "Alright, who thought that was EXTREMELY lame?"
Yurie: "...someone scan this guy."
Phantom: "You will be turned to dust! Then... Smithy can re-animate your bodies..."
Gibby: "Razor, scan this guy."
Phantom: "And the unholy armada shall destroy the Questers!"
Razor shakes his head. "Shut up already!" His hands glow faintly before he squeezes off a Hyper Burst.
Gibby: "...or not."
Yurie: *Watches Phantom closely, so she can dodge his attacks easier.*
Metal Man (GM): He quickly runs, going onto the ceiling and jumping behind Razor to avoid the shots.
Phantom: "I will show you a real attack! Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): Phantom shoots a single bullet at Razor's head.
Yurie: "Razor! Watch out!"
Yurie (GM): *BlaM!* It was a blank.
Gibby: "Oh yeah... that was GREAT..."
Metal Man: "...I'll get Skyhigh for this!"
Razor does a Matrix style dodge before jamming his gloves in his face, letting loose his AoO! "Hold still!" He continues his Hyper Burst.
Metal Man (GM): Razor does everything but blow Phantom up in one hit.
Phantom: "...Ugh... you cannot destroy me!"
Yurie: "...I'd say he did a pretty good job of doing just that o.o."
Phantom: "You force me to reveal my true form... flee, if you value your lives!"
Yurie: "Oh shut up... Aribar! Blast him. Gibby, I'll get right next to him, then you flank him!"
Yurie rushes past Razor and takes up a spot on Phantom's right side and lets fly with a powerful Power Strike.
Gibby: "Works for me!"
Metal Man (GM): He's hit.
Metal Man (GM): He explodes. ...*BZZZZZZT.*
Aribar: "... Oooookay..."
Metal Man (GM): The parts float up, and start attaching via electricity.
Yurie blinks, backing up slightly.
Yurie: "...was this in the script?"
Aribar: "... Piffle..."
Phantom: "...Error protect fault. Divide by 0! DESTROY! DESTROY!"
Metal Man (GM): His right arm flies off and hits the building that he had already gutted. Said building collapses into itself and ceases to exist. His arm re-attaches.
Phantom: "...Target acquired... destroy... Questers!"
Aribar: "Restore Questers!"
Aribar first says, "Uhh... Super Smash Dex, scan him!", before blasting him with a Bolt.
Phantom: "Destroy Aribar!"
Dex: "...DING! Trance Phantom. HP: ??????"
Metal Man (GM): He completely evades the bolt.
Dex: "Trance Phantom. Caused by blowing apart the original form. He is very much the same, except his endurance is much, much stronger. Beware of his machinegun." -End of description-
Yurie: "Flank him Gibby!"
Gibby runs towards Phantom, and gives him a good flanking for just being stupid.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Even though he was flanked, he seems to see it coming.
Yurie: "...we might need that combo attack. Combo! Now!"
Gibby: "...what's with you and combos?"
Phantom: "Ha ha ha!"
Aribar raises his sword into the air, ready to combo with at least Yurie...
Phantom: "You cannot destroy something that is already dead!"
Razor holds his hands out, the glow continuing. "Count me in!"
Yurie raises her own sword to defensive posture, a ring of fireballs from about her as she aims it at the tranced Phantom. "...LET FLY!"
Gibby takes in a deep breath, and breaths out a wave of fire at el Phantom.
Yurie (GM): *Combination! Thordain + Hyper Burst + Fireball Barrage + Bowser Breath!* *EXPLOSION ARRAY!!!!* The wave of explosions sweep over Phantom.
Aribar watches as their spells prooooooobably miss.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom avoids it all. He literally appears to teleport.
Yurie: "...no way!"
Gibby: "...CRAP! He's tougher than I thought!"
Razor grunts. "Not... good..."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Aribar: "Maybe we should retreat?"
Metal Man (GM): The explosion hits the wall.
Metal Man (GM): And out of the explosion, appears Locos.
Locos Docos: "!!..." *COUGHCOUGHCOUGH* "..."
Razor: "It's you!!"
Phantom: "I shall finish you off!"
Locos Docos waves in the air.
Locos Docos says in a croaked voice "My god, it's smoky." *looks up to the guy who's giving his allies a tough time.* "...You an enemy of my crew?"
Gibby: "Yay Locos!"
Phantom: "I used to be one of them... but now I have been truly enlightened."
Yurie (GM): Locos is about 5' tall, with thick, poofy white hair, glasses, light skin, pointy ears and wooden armor. A heavy hammer rests on his shoulder.
Aribar looks at Locos. "You look vaguely familiar..."
Phantom: "Watch me destroy that one." *He points at Aribar.*
Locos Docos: "Lemme guess... one of Smithy's Gang?"
Phantom: "None other."
Yurie: "Looks like it... and who are you?"
Locos Docos: "..."
Aribar: "NO! Its been around a month since I last died! I think... "
Locos Docos nods head... and pulls out from his back his MAULER.
Phantom: "Now... you, Aribar, shall become a burning crater! DARK BOMB!"
Locos Docos: "Elf! NOOOOOOO!!..."
Gibby: "...ouch... poor Ari."
Aribar becomes said burning creator... I mean crater.
Phantom: "Hah hah hah! I am second to none in my power... come, Locos... join us!"
Locos Docos: "Sure about that..."
Phantom: "We can rule the planet!"
Locos Docos: "First watch my hammer..."
Phantom: "If you come to us living.... ..."
Locos Docos begins to run around and around Phantom to see if he can trick him.
Yurie (GM): Locos: *YAMMERYAMMERYAMMER!!!* *SUCCESS.*
Gibby: "...what the..."
Locos Docos: "Sorry, I had to get that out of my system."
Yurie (GM): *YOU SUCK!!* Phantom is now DAZED! (May take no actions next turn, but may defend himself)
Phantom: "...Ugh... my head... what did you do to me?"
Locos Docos: "Uhh... Exercise? ...for the mind. Yeah, I wanted to see if you could exercise your mind."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar reappears on a revival platform. Minus one life.
Locos Docos: "Now about that deal..."
Phantom: "...Like... I'd give you that deal?"
Locos Docos has his back to the crew.
Locos Docos: "You lied!? I will smack you for that!...next time of course..."
Razor: "You alright Aribar?"
Gibby: "Gee, what a surprise..."
Phantom: "...Well... you did something to me... but... the offer still stands..."
Yurie: "Gentlemen, shall we smash him now?"
Locos Docos: "I exercised your mind."
Phantom: "... If you... help me... I shall give you a sea of currency!"
Locos Docos: "It will help you. I did!"
Phantom: "...You tricky bat... I knew I shouldn't have trusted you!"
Locos Docos: "You aren't part of Smithy's true Gang..."
Yurie: "Shall we try again?"
Aribar: "Time to die! Sand Storm!" *He shoots the sand of |)00|\/| at Phantom.*
Phantom: "...I am! The others... they think themselves as Fallen Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): Phantom is hit.
Locos Docos: "But one thing I ...AH!" *rolls out of the way.*
Yurie: "Ha! SANDSHOCK!"
Locos Docos: "... They would hit an ally!?"
Yurie slashes her sword across the ground, releasing a wide cloud of crackling, blazing sand.
Phantom: "...Yes... they are attacking me..."
Locos Docos gets out his hammer and begins to slouch over like a mongrel with his tongue sticking out. He speaks gibberish.
Gibby runs towards Phantom, and gives him a good slashing with his sword.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom casually avoids it, despite still being dazed.
Razor lifts his hands into the air. They glow orange for a moment before he holds them out in front of him, releasing a torrent of flames.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom avoids the attacks like some super athelete.
Yurie growls, then Flanks Phantom and deals him a Powerstrike.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Locos Docos gets out a pen and starts writing on some paper. He begins to act normal again. Then he begins to be done writing. He signals for Phantom to "come here" by finger.
Metal Man (GM): Phantom walks over, a smug expression on his face. Still slightly @_@ though.
Locos Docos starts to whisper so the Questers can't hear. "Phantom... I got these written orders by Lord Smithy himself... and wanted me to deliver this to you..."
Phantom: "...What do they say?"
Locos Docos: "He wanted me to give this to you..."
Locos Docos gives him the letter that says.. 'PHANTOM!: You are to abandon your current mission and report back immediately to base for new orders. ~Smithy.'
Phantom: "...Right! ...Well... sorry suckers!"
Locos Docos: "You best hurry."
Yurie: "..." o.o.
Phantom: "I'm coming Smiiiiithyyyyyy!!!!" *Disappears.*
Razor stands there... blinking numerous times. "Locos... that was... brilliant!"
Yurie just stands there, gaping.
Gibby just falls on his face.
Yurie: "..." 0.0 .oO(OMGWTFBBQ???)
Locos Docos gives out a big sigh and wipes his forehead.
Aribar: "You do STUPID stuff while I die... Bah..."
Locos Docos goes to the allies. "My word that was hard."
Razor pats Locos's back... hard. "You've become witty since last we met!"
Gibby: "I didn't expect him to actually FALL for that."
Locos Docos falls down on the ground.
Yurie: "...That... wha... guh... how?"
Locos Docos gets back up.
Metal Man walks in.
Locos Docos: "Well... ya gotta know two things... One: he's a complete moron."
Metal Man: "...I got stuck in some rope... what happened?"
Aribar: "... Locos has brained my damage."
Locos Docos: "Robotic or humanoid."
Gibby: "And two?"
Yurie: "...Locos just diplomatic-fu'ed Phantom."
Locos Docos: "That was very very good forgery. I've learned a new... technique while I went back to the real world." *gets out his hammer.*
Metal Man: "...I'll make sure not to get on his bad side."
Gibby: "Ooooh... hammer..."
Locos Docos begins wide-eyed. "Buuuttz I ssstttilll haaavve ffiittss!"
Metal Man: "Anyways, uhhh... Mewtwo sent me a message."
Gibby runs up to it, and starts poking it.
Locos Docos: "YEE-HAW!"
Aribar blinks and listens to Metal.
Locos Docos goes insane and pounding everything on the ground and walls, yelling like an idiot.
Metal Man: "He told us that this was a sham. Outside, there's a very, very, very large transport full of Smithy's soldiers."
Gibby hides behind Metal. "So... we have to beat them up?"
Metal Man: "While Phantom must have gone to their home base, there's still a huge army about to invade this small cave. ...Okay... I'd like to see all of us kill 5000 robots."
Aribar: "Then lets just leave..."
Locos Docos slows down and stops. "Hmm..."
Gibby: "I think we could... if we tried."
Aribar: "What is in this cave?"
Metal Man: "We're stuck between a rock and a hard place."
Razor blinks. "We could just steal the transport..."
Yurie: "...lovely... is there some way to, you know, smash all of them in one blow?"
Metal Man: "This is the former location of Ganondorf's thief brigades."
Gibby: "WAIT! I got it... we'll write 5000 fake notes, and give one to each of the soldiers!"
Locos Docos puts away his sheathes his hammer into the slider behind him and becomes intelligent again.
Metal Man: "...The 5000 robots are setting up a base camp. I doubt we can destroy all of them."
Yurie: "...if we try to steal the ship, I could probably fly it..."
Razor nods. "Same here... I'm a pretty good pilot."
Locos Docos: "That would be time-consuming, inefficient, and would utterly fail, Gibby."
Gibby: "Yeah well..." *mumbles stuff.*
Locos Docos: "I suggest a power overload to their main CPUs and/or hard drives."
Aribar: "I can overload them with Thordain and Bolt!"
Metal Man: "...All... 5000... of them..."
Locos Docos: "It would have to be a chain reaction of immense proportions..."
Metal Man: "That'd take a tactical nuclear strike..."
Locos Docos: "Even I doubt you have that kind of power, Hunter."
Yurie: "...we have the Explosion Array."
Razor shakes his head. "Look... just let me and Yurie sneak onto their transport, hijack it, and smash it into them!"
Locos Docos: "Think about it... Phantom easily dodged that attack."
Metal Man: "Well, let's go out and spy on them."
Locos Docos: "Agreed."
Gibby: "I'm with Metal."
Metal Man leads the way to the mouth of the cave.
Aribar: "... Okay..."
Aribar: "Wait... I have one question..."
Gibby follows them.
Metal Man: "Yes?"
Aribar: "Did Phantom kill all those people earlier?"
Locos Docos: "He does seem to have that kind of capability."
Aribar: "Well... Do you think he killed them all?"
Gibby: "It looks like it."
Locos Docos: "Though we can't be sure."
Metal Man: "Maybe."
Aribar hrms and then just follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Outside the cave is none other than a huge transport.
Gibby: "Well we won't get any answers here."
Metal Man (GM): ...This transport is red...
Locos Docos gets out his hammer and becomes smack-happy again.
Metal Man (GM): And look at that insignia...
Gibby takes a look.
Locos Docos: "We smack'em to the moon!?!"
Metal Man (GM): ...It's the Eggman insignia!!!
Razor blinks a few times. "What the hell?"
Yurie: "...oh god, not this again." -.-
Locos Docos begins to gasp several times.
Gibby: "Robotnik's behind this?"
Metal Man (GM): ...And there's a lot of gray, identical, robots everywhere.
Locos Docos begins to shake...
Metal Man (GM): Building stuff.
Locos Docos: "R--r--rrr--rrooo-roor-robo--t-nn-n-n-ii--kkk??"
Aribar: "Now I'm confused..."
Metal Man (GM): ...A robot spots the Questers. It calmly walks over.
Locos Docos: "Ttt--t-his is b-b-b-aaddddd-d-d..."
Gibby: "Uh oh! Quick, hide!"
Robot: "Hello. This is the spot of the future Eggman fortress. Robotnik requests that you leave immediately."
Locos Docos puts away his hammer as to not be hostile.
Aribar: "No he doesn't."
Gibby: "Yeah... we'll leave."
Locos Docos: "Shut up!"
Gibby backs away a bit.
Robot: "Unlike before, we do not seek to wantonly destroy possible allies."
Locos Docos: "Yes, we-we will leave."
Yurie: "...possible allies?"
Razor holds out his glove. It's Robotnik made, dammit.
Locos Docos: "!"
Robot: "If you want, you can talk to Robotnik and see what it's all about."
Locos Docos: "He must mean Smithy."
Yurie: "...that would be nice."
Robot: "...Smithy? He's evil."
Yurie: "I can attest to that." -.-
Robot: "This way."
Locos Docos: "We know his chaos must be stopped."
Metal Man (GM): He walks towards the open transport. The other robots glance at the Questers, then resume their duties.
Gibby: "So... what should we do?"
Yurie follows, her sword sheathed.
Metal Man: "...Well, it beats being blown up." *He follows the robot.*
Yurie: "We follow..."
Gibby gulps, and follows.
Aribar follows, and then remembers his sword is still unsheathed... He sheaths it...
Locos Docos: "True, but we must remain cautious."
Gibby: "I don't like this, guys."
Razor shrugs and follows as well.
Locos Docos steps into it backwards...
Metal Man (GM): Everyone gets inside. The robot leads the Questers to a huge screen... which suddenly turns on, revealing Robotnik.
Dr. Robotnik: "Greetings, Questers!"
Locos Docos: "Greetings, Lord Robotnik!"
Locos Docos bows.
Dr. Robotnik: "...As you have seen, I am merely building a defense post, to protect the Hylians from Ganondorf."
Gibby: "No tricks?"
Yurie: "Ah-hah... and what's this about being a possible ally?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...For some odd reason, a reploid ran through here, and blew up some robots."
Aribar: "Did you have Link's or the King of Hyrule's permission for this?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Smithy is trying to control my robots!"
Locos Docos: "Let me handle this... please, guys."
Dr. Robotnik: "He has destroyed everything of mine..."
Yurie: "..." .oO(It makes sense now.)
Dr. Robotnik: "And even worse, he has a satellite that can destroy cities!"
Locos Docos: "Interesting... hmmm... This isn't like last time..."
Metal Man (GM): The monitor turns to show a large red satellite.
Dr. Robotnik: "He's going to burn you into bits with this! He already destroyed my Robotropolis!"
Metal Man (GM): It changes to show Robotropolis being blown apart by a single red laser.
Yurie: "...it looks like a giant red bow and arrow..."
Locos Docos: "...Not the great Mobotropolis!"
Locos Docos: "...So... Smithy seeks more than the Mushroom World then?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...With your help, we must destroy his satellite!"
Metal Man (GM): The satellite is like a huge cannon. At the back, is a small building.
Locos Docos: "Robotnik, due to past... confrontations..."
Aribar: "... " *He doesn't trust this guy at all...*
Locos Docos: "And with the usual tradition..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well... this army of 5000 robots is all I have!"
Locos Docos: "... That's reassurance enough for me." *looks back.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I am hiding in a secret bunker. I was the one who supplied those weapons, the ones like what that guy has."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Razor.
Dr. Robotnik: "If we join together, we can save the world..."
Locos Docos: "Perhaps..."
Dr. Robotnik: "All I need is your agreement."
Aribar: "... I don't trust you."
Yurie: "Wait... how about we meet, face-to-face?"
Gibby: "...well... I suppose. Smithy's the big problem..."
Razor shrugs. "Sounds fine to me... hell..."
Dr. Robotnik: "...Well, okay, but... there's a slight problem."
Dr. Robotnik: "Smithy's satellite is floating above right where I am speaking."
Dr. Robotnik: "If I move, he will -------"
Metal Man (GM): The image cuts off, following with sounds of fire and explosion.
Metal Man (GM): The screen returns to normal.
Locos Docos: "We'll take care of Smithy, Dr. Kintobor..."
Locos Docos: "OMG, this is worse than I thought."
Gibby: "Well... so much for teaming up."
Locos Docos: "Smithy definitely has changed from his last attempt!"
Razor blinks a few times. "Ohemgee? What's that mean?"
Metal Man (GM): The image reappears. Robotnik's slightly singed.
Gibby: "You ok?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...Now... you see... what I mean?"
Yurie: "...can we warp you out?"
Dr. Robotnik: "This transmission is angering him already!"
Aribar: "Not really..."
Locos Docos: "Just stay put, Dr. Kintobor. We'll get you out as soon as possible. Remain in radio silence until we're near. We'll take over from here, okay?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...Ok... ay... Though I can still control my armies from here."
Locos Docos: "Good luck, sir." *salutes.*
Dr. Robotnik: "...Well... hope... you can help..."
Metal Man (GM): It turns off.
Locos Docos looks to the group... "Okay... so I know I did a little sucking up... But it's for the better..." *smiles.* "...Right?"
Aribar: "... I do not trust him. At all."
Yurie: "You did fine. Lets get back to HQ."
Gibby: "I agree."
Yurie pulls out her Dex and taps the comm button. "Mewtwo? Warp us back to HQ."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are warped back.
Locos Docos smells the air.
Gibby: "Ahh... much better."
Mewtwo: "...Welcome back, Locos."
Locos Docos: "Ahhhh! It feels great to be back in old familiar territory... Ahh, Mr. Two; good to see you as well." *goes over to shake hands.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo shakes Locos's hand.
Razor stretches and cracks his back.
Yurie: "We have a tiny situation Mewtwo... Robotnik wants to team up with us."
Mewtwo: "Well, from what Robotnik indicated, we're gonna have to destroy that satellite."
Aribar walks over to the wall near the exit and leans on it, slightly disgusted on how this mission went.
Mewtwo: "Whether or not we team up with him, that thing is probably a nuisance."
Locos Docos: "You mean more of a threat."
Yurie: "Indeed... for once I wish this base had some sort of main cannon or something."
Mewtwo: "It turns out, they won't attack us for now, because Exor is nearby. Or at least, that's what Robotnik's email said."
Locos Docos: "If it can destroy something in one shot that not even several hundred Freedom Fighters can topple, we are in huge crap."
Mewtwo: "Let alone Eggman's entire empire!"
Locos Docos: "Right, but one thing still bothers me..."
Aribar: "I say this is a trap set by Smithy."
Locos Docos: "Smithy once tried to take over the Mushroom World and failed. Now, he has a bigger army, and poses a worse threat to more than one world now... Things have changed, but I know of his original army than probably most anyone in this room right now."
Yurie: "...I've had experience with them myself..."
Locos Docos: "Have you combated against every foe in his army, including Mack, Bowyer, Yaridovich, and the Axem Rangers?? I have."
Yurie: "Axems, yes... so why isn't he throwing everything at us all at once?"
Editor's Note: He practically did, in that previous session--and they all died! Well, almost of them.
Razor nods. "...and Yaridovich."
Locos Docos: "...He's either planning something... Or just being a douche-bag again. My bet's on the latter."
Yurie: "Or he's not at full powers..."
Locos Docos nods. And grins...
Yurie: "...alright guys... lets get stocked up..."
Locos Docos: "Anyway, has anything... strange happened that has mention of Smithy?"
Metal Man: "Well... the long dead Questers reappeared to attack us."
Locos Docos: "I've seen that... but anything ...out of the ordinary... like prophets or anything?"
Aribar: "... Yes..."
Locos Docos: "You know like...'don't destroy him'!"
Metal Man: "...Yup."
Locos Docos: "And that type of crap..really?"
Yurie: "...no... wait... the weird guy in the cloak!"
Locos Docos: "!! Khan Kajan again!?!?"
Yurie: "...say huh?"
Metal Man: "...Khan whatanha?"
Locos Docos gulps loudly... "...It's nothing. Probably another of those jokers." *mutters...* "...Kaiotai kan Kajidoh?"
Aribar: "..." *He walks over and SMACKS Locos.*
Locos Docos: "You guys better go... I need to do something private." *leaves, barely missing the blow by Ari.*
Yurie: "What is with you?"
Locos Docos was unable to hear that.
Razor has since walked off... blah.
Yurie was speaking to Ari.
Aribar: "... A bad day..."
Locos Docos goes to a holoroom..
Aribar heads to his room and locks the door once inside.
Locos Docos uses his smashdex and presses a series of buttons to activate a special thing. He hopes to open the door. He opens the door manually, and goes to the console control bar.
Metal Man (GM): Locos goes there.
Locos Docos sorta wires it so a holographic transmission can be transmitted.
Metal Man (GM): It is connected.
Locos Docos presses in the codes needed to ..."Contact." He shall wait for him for him to be concealed by blackness and like floating up and down.
Metal Man (GM): Link Connected. Locos is covered in darkness.
Locos Docos: "Kantar? Kan ky kyancokin?" ("Master? Can you read me?") *isn't really covered in darkness.* "Kantar?!? Kan ky kyancokin!??"
???: "Keth. Kow kidit kougo?" ("Yes. How did it go?")
Locos Docos: "Ahhh... Lord Kajidoh... Kendo... nods head... kio kendo. Phanton kayed kon keiando kool."("Perfectly. Phantom played his role as well.")
Kajidoh: "Kaha. Kowoon Ko Kase Kwo?" ("Aha. How soon until phase two?")
Locos Docos kneels... "Lord Kajidoh... Forgive me, but that will take longer than expected. Ki kokon koon kato ke den." ("But I will move it as fast as possible.")
Kajidoh: "Kmmm. Kellkeep Koingen." ("Hmmmm. Well, keep going then.")
Locos Docos: "Milord, was it you that sent that agent on the clouds on top of that canyon? It was pure... brillance. Something... troubling you?"
Kajidoh: "Kes. Kitas Krilliant." ("Yes. Was brilliant.")
Locos Docos: "You gave me a scare there. Very well; my 'allies' do not suspect that my absence has corrupted me. Plan two shall begin tomorrow and we shall really start having the fun!"
Kajidoh: "Kalrrighto. Kessou. Keekou Katar." ("Alright. Bless you. See you later.")
Locos Docos: "We are 'supposed' to be enemies though... so we must be careful. Kaiando kolar." (Thank you. Over and out.)
Kajidoh: "Kransmission Kout. Keigilant." ("Transmission out. Be vigilant.")
Metal Man (GM): The transmission ends.
Locos Docos returns the room to normal. He goes back out. Then he goes back to the big room to take a snooze. "Geez! That was one helluva workout."
Yurie is cleaning her rapier, glancing at the odd new guy...
Razor is crashing... in his room.
Locos Docos glances at Yurie. He gives a confused look. "Whhaa-aatt!?"
Yurie: "...workout? ...aren't the training rooms over there?" *points to the opposite side of the compound.*
Locos Docos: "Well the holorooms are over here. And I needed to use it for my version."
Yurie: "...oh... I get it... you were sparring with your imaginary friend, right?" *runs the polishing cloth down the blade again, then sheaths it.*
Locos Docos: "Let's look at it this way... I'd probably accidentally destroy crap if I worked out in the training labs. You saw how I acted in the cave. Besides, I know my role around here. A 'veteran' of sorts... I've been kicking evil ass of the likes of Ganondork, Koopa, and Draccy long before Smithers came here to our world the first time."
Locos Docos points to Yur. "I'm gonna be nice to you with a warning. You wanna be suspicious? Ask the senior officers around. They've known me long enough to know how I act and stuff."
Yurie: "Warnings don't scare me. I had the shit scared out of me once, and nothing's really phased me since." *looks at the finger.*
Locos Docos puts it away after his last word.
Yurie: "...Smithy destroyed my home world... he squeezed every drop of goodness, happiness, life and hope out of it and turned it into a factory for his machines." *stands up.*
Locos Docos: "...I'm sorry." *puts his head down a bit.* "I didn't know."
Yurie: "It's okay. I don't like the past... to many bad dreams buried back there..." *turns.*
Locos Docos: "Tell me about it..."
Yurie: "...Tell you about it?"
Locos Docos: "It's a figure of speech on this land."
Yurie: "I know... I was wondering if you were using it literally, or figuratively."
Locos Docos: "I remember this one time where I was the sole chooser for this stadium's mascot. The Dog hunt dog... or something else."
Yurie: "Heh... Gibby sort of serves that purpose now."
Locos Docos: "Everyone else decided but me... and it was a PAIN and... so much pressure on me. They kept yelling to just choose one.
Yurie: "...Locos, wasn't it?"
Locos Docos: "Wasn't it what?"
Yurie: "Your name."
Locos Docos: "Yes." *sits up.* "Needed something?"
Yurie: "...I heard something about you being absent... where exactly did you go?"
Locos Docos: "I somehow returned to the 'real world.'"
Locos Docos: "I lived out my real life until I heard my beep go off... That's when I returned."
Yurie: "...must be nice..."
Locos Docos: "What I meant by facing every foe of Smithy's Army was that I only played a game of it..."
Yurie: "...a game?"
Locos Docos: "It seems that certain games of my world are reflections of here. Yes."
Yurie: "..." *turns towards Locos.*
Locos Docos: "Games like 'Super Mario'...or 'The Legend of Zelda'... I had no idea that you actually faced his army. So I say I'm sorry again... for being a bastard."
Yurie: "...let me get this straight... there are GAMES based on places of this world in this real world? How... peculiar..."
Locos Docos: "Ohhhh... heeellll... yeeahh. Places like Hyrule, Ice land, Nimbus land... Metroid, Mobius... list goes on..."
Yurie: "...really weird..."
Locos Docos: "Except they were kept 'seperate.' Gorons never met sonic... Tails wouldn't know what a 'Gerudo' would be..."
Yurie: "Okay, that's enough... This is a bit too weird for me..."
Locos Docos: "Metroids invading a ghost house is just beyond ridiculous..." *just kinda mumbles on and falls asleep.*
Locos Docos: "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..." *snores.*
Yurie sighs, padding off, humming gently and singing... o/` "Growin' up, you don't see the writing on the wall... Passin' by, movin' straight ahead, you knew it all. `\o "..."
Metal Man sees Yurie. "...Hey... looks like you've got something on your mind."
Yurie: o/` "But maybe sometime if you feel the pain... You'll find you're all alone, everything has changed... Play the game, you know you can't quit until it's won... Soldier on, only you can do what must be do-`\o "Oh, hey Metal..."
Metal Man: "All this crazy stuff that's been going on... ah well. At least one cannot be bored for long."
Yurie: "Yeah... we're living in interesting times..."
Metal Man: "Well. I gotta go. Good luck." *He leaves.*
Locos Docos gets up. "Hiiiii--oooo! I am now jogging to the store..."
Razor kicks his feet up on and lays back, staring up at the ceiling.
Locos Docos goes to the store.. He waiiiiiiitttss for a clerk of some kind of ...something.
Aribar dreams about killing a bunch of Mayans with Japanese people... And then walling them in with houses... he then mutters something about "Those damn sheep stealers..."