Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 72: Cold, Heartless Triangles
Date: July 28th, 2004.
Dex: "All Questers, Report to the Big Room."
Deloth heads to the Big Room.
Metal Man goes to Big Room.
Nick Caligo (GM): Mewtwo floats before the screen, as usual. With a gesture it flips on, depicting a Goron on a screen interlaced with static. He looks like he's calling from the icy peaks of Termina...
Metal Man: "...Good thing I'm not there."
Goron: "Must..." *ksshhhk!!* "help!! Evil Wizard..." *KSHHHK!* "Pyramid..." *kssshhhhk!!*
Nick Caligo (GM): The transmission ends.
Mewtwo: "This transmission came from Termina a few hours ago."
Metal Man: "...Sounds very dire."
Mewtwo: "It appears to be the work of Ganondorf..." *bweem!* The screen depicts a smooth, icy pyramid floating over the pit that an icy tower once occupied.
Locos Docos: "If it's a trip to a similar dimension, and as long as that guy that want his pretty pony back doesn't follow us, count me in."
Metal Man: "...But we just... blew him to pieces? Bah. I just KNEW he wouldn't die like that..."
Locos Docos: "It can't be Ganondorf... he was just destroyed."
Mewtwo: "I want you to enter this pyramid and find out what the cause of all this mess is."
Metal Man: "Well, you can't ignore a huge floating pyramid."
Locos Docos: "Agreed. We'll move out on the double."
Mewtwo: "But be careful... I sense a power involved in this matter unlike any you've seen before. A warp tile will take you there. Go to the warp room, then."
Yurie: "Whatcha mean, Mewtwo?"
Metal Man: "Would make sense... something is terribly wrong with things these days."
Deloth heads to the warp room.
Metal Man: "Ganondorf won't stay dead, Phantom's alive, and these raincoat people are around too."
Mewtwo: "I mean that if it IS Ganondorf, he's drawing strength from something... unreal..."
Metal Man follows.
Mewtwo: "... I sense a terrible madness is afoot... keep your guard up."
Metal Man: "I will."
Locos Docos: "If it's madness, then it's nothing I can't deal with. If the coordinates are set and preparations are complete, we'll leave immediately."
Mewtwo: "Go, then."
Deloth uses the warp.
Nick Caligo (GM): Upon entering the warp, the Questers spin very very fast.
Locos Docos, with feeling of confidence, and goes inside as well.
Yurie nods, then steps into the warp... and spins. @.@
Metal Man: "...Balance servos out of control!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Once they stop, they find themselves at the foot of the pyramid.
Metal Man: "Ech. ...Well, we're there... errr here."
Nick Caligo (GM): Its icy slopes reflect the sun to a near blinding degree.
Locos Docos: @_@ "...I feel as though I shall be as sick as a gooth-marth after too much ice cream."
Deloth: "You'd think it would melt out here..."
Metal Man: "Haven't you noticed how cold it is?"
Locos Docos shades his eyes, not wanting to be blinded like others.
Nick Caligo (GM): o/` FF7--You can hear the cry of the planet o/`
Deloth is squinting.
Locos Docos stretches his arms out, getting used to the comfortable air.
Nick Caligo (GM): The silvery doors lie just ahead, between two huge ice sculptures of... Yes, it's Ganondorf.
Yurie covers her eyes, thankful for her jacket...
Locos Docos: "I haven't felt this refreshed in a long time...!?"
Metal Man: "...That's just dandy."
Yurie: "Ugh... lovely..."
Deloth: "...Oh, flip..."
Nick Caligo (GM): They both depict him in... a strange pose indeed.
Metal Man: "I sure hope they don't come to life and chase us."
Nick Caligo (GM): He's crouched, holding his head, eyes squeezed shut. He looks like he's in agony.
Metal Man: "...Now why would he make statues of that?"
Deloth: "Hm, I like that pose of him."
Locos Docos: "..."
Metal Man: "He has to be channeling some strange power..." *He walks towards the doors.*
Yurie: "...or someone doesn't like him all that much..."
Locos Docos still cannot forgive what happened to him after the last incident together.
Yurie draws her rapier and follows Metal.
Metal Man takes out his Buster sword. "Anything gets in the way, we make sure it has no head."
Deloth unsheathes his katana and follows the others.
Locos Docos unsheathes his hammer, and follows.
Metal Man: "Unless it's a like-like... then we're doomed."
Locos Docos: "If it's a like-like, we'll just stab it from a distance."
Deloth: "Or toast it."
Locos Docos: "Yea, that too."
Nick Caligo (GM): Before the Questers even reach the entrance of the ice palace, their way is impeded; two ice crystals shoot up from the ground and shatter, revealing a pair of Iron Nuts.
Metal Man: "...Just dandy."
Deloth: "What, already?"
Metal Man gets into combat position.
Nick Caligo (GM): Their armor is black, and their eyes glow bright yellow.
Deloth gets into battle stance.
Metal Man: "This time, you won't be getting the best of ME!"
Yurie: "Alright then, lets Dance."
Locos Docos has his irises narrow, his focus too intent on them for now.
Yurie has selected Fireball Barrage, Power Strike, Interposition and Sandbolt.
Yurie scans an Iron Nut.
Dex: -DING!- "Iron Nut: HP: 255. Melee Attack: +10. Ranged Attack: +5. Saves: Fort: +10. Ref: +3. Will: +5. Defense: 18. DR: 15. Attacks: Slash, Airslash, Rupture Bolt. Notes: These particular Iron Nuts' armor is impervious to most forms of attack. Even spells work with reduced effect. Hack away its armor, and beware its Rupture Bolt attack!" -Done-
Metal Man: "Good time to test my new attack..."
Locos Docos: "Wow, that must be a decent Smash dex to get that kind of detailed enemy statistics."
Yurie nods at the Dex, then brings her sword to a Salute posture, a blue-green barrier surrounding her. "Interposition!" *Sh is now under REFLECT.*
Metal Man's blade is surrounded by twirling colors, those of darkness, the light, and many others. He points it towards the Iron Nut that Yurie scanned, and the large amount of various elements flies towards it. "VULCAN 5!" The attack explodes the minute it gets into range of the iron nut, sending ripples through the ground, melting some snow, and shooting electricity.
Nick Caligo (GM): *FAILURE* *FAILURE* In moments the Iron Nut is encased in ice again. Already the ice is cracking, though.
Aribar heads towards that one then and attempts a Bi-Bolt Slash on him.
Nick Caligo (GM): Two hits, obviously. Ari deals some lightning damage. That Iron Nut shakes a little, the ice cracks a bit. The other Iron Nut lunges at Metal, slashing at him with his huge sword. *CRITICAL HIT.*
Metal Man: "Gack!" *IS thankful he's wearing Iron Knuckle Armor.*
Locos Docos notices Metal being smacked like a rag doll. "!! Metal!"
Metal Man takes almost no Ice damage from that... @_@ "Hah hah hah! Don't worry... only special attacks can really damage me... or a few laser swords..."
Deloth whirls his katana around and slashes downward, creating a wave of energy flying towards the Iron Nut encased in ice.
Locos Docos: "..." He just snarls.
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, Deloth gives the Iron Knuckle a tiny scratch in its armor. Way to go.
Metal Man: .oO(Better than the Iron Nut that dealt to me...)
Locos Docos is intent on concentrating on the Iron Nut that not frozen. Blinded with rage of revenge, he holds out his hammer, griped with both hands. He then gets a running start, charges at the Iron Nut, and jumps as high as he can, and attempts a forceful vertical pound on it.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRACK!* The ice surrounding the hit Iron Knuckle shatters.
Locos Docos breathes in with some difficulty, then backs off a few steps.
Gibby unsheaths his sword, and quickly runs towards the frozen Iron Nut with the intent to damage it. As he gets within range of attack, he lifts himself up in the air, grips his sword with both hands, and attempts to hack at it with a downward slash attack.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit. The Iron Knuckles' ice prison shatters.
Gibby lands on his feet, and then goes at it with a running stab.
Nick Caligo (GM): Hit; he's still reeling.
Gibby leaps back to the group.
Razor runs in with the others. "What? Starting a party without me?" He looks at the Iron Nuts for a moment before bolting in to the one that wasn't frozen. "ANNIHILATE!" He leaps into the air at the last second, blades crackling with green energy as he slashes with the right one, then spins in the air, flipping the one in his left hand around and slashing the air in front of the Nut again with his left blade. Each slash lets out a wave of energy which slams into the Iron Nut with intense force. He lands nimbly on the ground, flips the left hand blade back over, and flips backwards.
Nick Caligo (GM): One hit. The armor's got some sort of magical protection... The first Iron Nut steps forward and makes a horizontal cleave through the air, a blade of wind tracing itself with it and slashing across Metal, Gibby, and Ari. And unless I'm mistaken, that's a hit. On pretty much everyone.
Gibby gets whacked by the wind.
Metal Man blocks it with his plasma shield--however, if it did hit, his armor should have taken care of the damage.
Aribar: "Gah!" *The elf attempts to duck but is blasted by the wind.*
Locos Docos makes a growl that can be heard from about 5 feet in distance.
Aribar is near death...
Gibby is pretty messed up, but he picks himself up.
Nick Caligo (GM): The second one points his sword at Metal. *Rupture Bolt.*
Metal Man: "Ahhh... a valiant attempt, but you'll have to try harder to find the chink in---...Gack!"
Locos Docos: "You suppose his friend found the chink?"
Metal Man ith shockidized.
Nick Caligo (GM): *ZAP!!* The blade blitzes with blue lightning before Metal finds himself pierced with icy energy.
Metal Man: "That's it, you die next!"
Razor steps back, flipping his blades up and crossing them in front of him. "Hiding in a shell... cowardly. I'll carve you apart! FREE ENERGY!" The blades blitz with a violet light before the energy streaks at the Iron Nut he had attacked before, causing numerous explosions of energy to sear through its armor. As they impact, he twirls his blades and angles them back along his forearms.
Metal Man shakes his gauntleted fist.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nut takes half damage.
Metal Man: "Good thing they don't have electricity... I mean... bad thing! Very bad!"
Gibby realizes he couldn't take another hit like that, so he takes out a mushroom, and pops it in his mouth to bring himself back to almost full health.
Nick Caligo (GM): These guys have REALLY tough armor.
Aribar first downs a Mushrooms and is restored somewhat before starting his plan. The elf mumbles a few arcane words and his Mage Masher glows white and is now under the enchantment of True Strike. Aribar continues saying more arcane incantations causing his shortsword to spark with electricity and goes it for a Bi-Bolt slash on the unlucky Iron Nut he attacked last round.
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, that's certainly a hit. *CRITICAL HIT.* The Nut staggers backward, holding its chest.
Locos Docos cups his left hand's wrist with his right hand, then he begins to rapidly charge a circular white ball of energy, and as he yells out "WWHHHHIIIITTTEEE..." the energy quickly disappears into his palm. He then yells out ...AAIIIIRRRR!" *He fires the White Air from his hand and it unleashes a cone full of white light onto the unsuspecting Iron Nut(s).
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nuts both recover some health.
Deloth dashes forwards, leaps upwards, and spins to slice the Nut across it's chest.
Razor: "...That... didn't work Locos..."
Locos Docos: "..."
Gibby: "No more white air!"
Locos Docos just becomes... awed.
Nick Caligo (GM): Deloth misses.
Metal Man shakes his fist angrily at the Iron Knuckle who flaunted his way through his armor last turn. "That's it for you, buddy. No one breaks through my armor and lives to tell! SOLUTION NINE! DIEEEEEEE!!!" Energy surges through Metal's right arm, engulfing the offending Iron Nut in explosions, shredding it, and totally ignoring its armor!
Locos Docos: "...They..are healed by ice?"
Gibby: "I guess..."
Nick Caligo (GM): White circles appear around the Iron Nut, orbiting around it and leaving trails of sparkles. They converge upon it and explode brilliantly.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... that wasn't too effective... time for plan B." *He runs up to the same Iron Knuckle that he attacked before, and produces a wand... then suddenly flies straight up, sending flames all over said Iron Nut. Metal lands somewhere near the group, brushing embers off.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes half damage. While his armor protects him from the cone of fire, he seems to have an innate weakness to it.
Aribar backs up from the battle a bit and raises his sword into the air. The sword crackles with electricity before sending a bolt between the two Iron Nuts and sends a shockwave out to both of them. "Thordain!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Both of them take the full shockwave, clenching their fists as the electricity burns them both.
Razor looks from side to side before narrowing his eyes from beside the visor. "Alright... that didn't work... ummm... I'll stick with my first move." He steps up nice and close to the Nut again, twirling the Lavis Blades on his fingertips. Like a pair of dynamos, the begin to crackle and blitz with green lightning. "Annihilate!" He stops the twirling abruptly and delivers a twin parallel downwards slash, sending the two waves of energy streaking the short distance to the same Nut as before.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRITICAL HIT.* It sends the metal knight FLYING backward, slamming into the door.
Nick Caligo (GM): It grunts and pushes itself up, taking a deep breath before going into combat position again...
Gibby runs at the first Iron Nut he sees, and instead of using his sword, he simply sheaths it. He leaps into the air once more, and looks down at the nut. He opens his mouth, and blows out a purple colored gas that is aimed right at its face. (Plague...)
Nick Caligo (GM): They each take some damage. I guess they aren't poisoned.
Gibby shuts his mouth, and leaps back to the group.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nuts both cough a little before one lunges in and takes another airslash at Razor, Aribar, and Gibby.
Gibby ducks this air slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): The other one leaps out of melee range, up to the base of one of the Ganondorf statues.
Aribar BARELY ducks under the slash.
Razor backflips neatly over the slash before landing in a crouched position. "You'll have to do better than that."
Locos Docos becomes mad at himself and becomes enraged. He sucks in all the breath he can... three seconds later, he lets out a deafening scream of "AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" at the nearest Iron Nut's armor. One could probably see the echoes as they reach them! *Phonomizer.*
Gibby covers his ears... or... the place where his ears WOULD be... if he had them.
Nick Caligo (GM): Locos's scream isn't heard. Instead, there's just a thundering BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!
Aribar blinks and because he had no possible way to soften the noise he's a little... Deaf.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nut holds his head, the sonic explosion rattling him like crazy.
Deloth shakes his head. Luckily, his hearing comes back.
Locos Docos: "..."
Deloth: "I hope this works..."
Locos Docos becomes dizzy.
Deloth runs forward and breathes a cloud of fire at the first Iron Nut.
Nick Caligo (GM): *SUPA FAIL.* The Iron Nut is blasted by fire!
Locos Docos just about falls from exhaustion.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nut by the statue HACKS straight through its bottom with an airslash. It starts to fall over.
Metal Man does the Matrix in dodging el statue.
Nick Caligo (GM): The statue explodes in a blast of frost. The other Nut is healed some.
Razor jumps completely out of the way of the blast, backflipping all cool-like.
Gibby is all discombobulated.
Metal Man: "Ow!"
Gibby is barely hanging on.
Yurie evades the blast easily. ^^
Nick Caligo (GM): The other Nut just takes a slash at Deloth. Hit. Aribar: Dead.
Aribar hath lost all his lives again.
Nick Caligo (GM): -1 life to Deloth.
Yurie growls, extending one hand at the Nut that sliced down the statue and releases a Fireball barrage.
Nick Caligo (GM): *Hit.*
Gibby grunts as he unsheathes his sword and puffs himself up, gaining air by pushing it out of his marshmallowy body. He puffs up about three times before landing, rushing the creature, and executing a slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CLANG!!* It's a hit!
Gibby lifts his sword up once more, and with all the energy he has, he lifts himself up in the air to where the Iron Nut's face is, and he performs a front flip slash right between the eyes.
Nick Caligo (GM): Well, that didn't quite work. He backs off, allowing Gibby to hit ice.
Gibby feels the ice hit his face realizing he missed. He lands back down, and retreats back to the group using his sword to help him reach there. "I can't keep this up."
Deloth jumps off the revival platform and dashes forward, hitting the first Nut's armor with a spinning slash.
Nick Caligo (GM): NOW we're talkin'. Deloth cracks through the armor successfully. It's BADLY cracked.
Razor aborts his previous action... which would have been REALLY damn cool, and turns back to the deaded Aribar and alive Deloth. A white aura engulfs his left blade before shooting out to Ari's body. "Spirits return! Life!" Aribar's body is engulfed in a white light, and he would be revived at 30% of his maximum health.
Deloth: "Take that, freezer burn!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Aribar: *REVIVED.* Alright, let's finish this up. They've lost their armor. The IK by the statue slashes at Deloth. *Whiff!* it barely goes over his head.
Deloth: "Whew, I could feel the air from that slash."
Locos Docos: "Everyone... cover thy ears."
Yurie does so!
Nick Caligo (GM): The other one raises his blade and unleashes rupture strike on Locos.
Deloth covers his ears.
Gibby covers his "Ears."
Nick Caligo (GM): Failure. Ice damage to Locos.
Locos Docos takes 15 since he's used to frigid blasts. "Again, cover thy ears."
Locos Docos takes in a breath as hard as he can, pauses for about three seconds, then blows it all out like a hurricane to the nearest Iron Nut, hoping to take out some of its armor.
Deloth keeps his ears covered.
Nick Caligo (GM): All its armor is gone. And it FAILED the save.
Locos Docos: !
Nick Caligo (GM): Lots of damage to da nut!
Locos Docos becomes woozy by his own screeching thunder boom sound again.
Nick Caligo (GM): As its armor is blasted off, the face of a jackalman is revealed. It looks none too happy.
Deloth uncovers his ears.
Gibby does the same.
Deloth rolls towards the Jackalman, then quickly stands and slashes at the Jackalman.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRITICAL HIT.*
Deloth follows his original slash with a quick stab to the gut.
Nick Caligo (GM): Miss. Without their armor they aint so tough!
Deloth: "Take that, ya iron freak!"
Yurie growls, then extends a hand and flexes her fingers. She then reels back the fist as flames begin to glow around it, then swings a sharp right hook at the thing, releasing a fireball at it. *Fireball Barrage.*
Nick Caligo (GM): YOWCH.
Yurie four fireballs lance out at the Iron nut, one connecting with sheer doom as they all explode.
Nick Caligo (GM): *Miss, Hit, CRITICAL HIT, Miss.*
Deloth: "Alright, Yurie!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nut shakes its fist at Yur as it disappears, incinerated.
Yurie: "Heh... toldja I'm hot stuff" *blows on fist.*
Deloth: "One more!"
Nick Caligo (GM): The one left is the one on the platform, for Razor's sake.
Deloth watches the move.
Gibby looks to Razor, and nods to him. Obviously a plan was made. He rushes over to the Iron Nut that's at the base of the statue, climbs up to the base, and stands behind it. He unsheathes his sword, and holds it out away from his body as if in a straight line so that it's behind its feet. "Ready when you are, Razor!"
Razor crouches down, his metal covered wings spreading before he leaps from the ground. His wings propel his armored form upward at an incredible rate towards the Iron Nut on the base of the statue. He comes up underneath it and from the side, moving to shove it off the base with all of his strength... then he grabs a hold of its arm and shoves it towards the edge to send it off balance... right over Gibby's sword!
Nick Caligo (GM): The Iron Nut looks back at Gibby, and then at Razor as he flies at him. His eyes widen with terror as he's pushed over, Gibby's sword piercing his posterior. He flies straight up, clenching his buttocks. "YAAAAAAHOOOHOOOHOOHOOOOOO!!!" *Poof!*
Deloth: "Nice move, guys." *high fives Gibby and Razor.*
Aribar: "Sorry for showing up late... What is the mission?"
Razor shrugs and sheathes his daggers. "Yeah... I had the same question."
Nick Caligo (GM): The door to the pyramid opens.
Yurie: "Finally." -.-
Deloth walks inside.
Yurie shrugs, then follows.
Locos Docos: "Finally... the Snowfall Pyramid."
Aribar eats his second Mushroom and heads inside.
Locos Docos struts inside as well.
Razor shakes his head slowly. "I hate the cold..." he says before heading on inside.
Gibby enters in.
Nick Caligo (GM): The inside of the snowfall pyramid is bizarre, to say the least.
Deloth: *exhales and sees his breath.*
Nick Caligo (GM): It's just a big, hollow pyramid centered around a circular arena of some sort, with a throne at the end.
Locos Docos: "Hmmm... nice accommodation."
Deloth stays in a ready stance.
Nick Caligo (GM): There's six statues all around, each depicting Ganondorf in some different form of agony... except for the seventh, which lies behind the throne.
Razor raises an eyebrow. "Pleasant place..."
Aribar: "... Odd."
Locos Docos: "This must be how..."
Deloth: "Stay on guard."
Locos Docos: "...he feels of us."
Nick Caligo (GM): That statue simply stands there, grinning, holding an enormous sword in that famous victory pose that he does in SSBM.
Locos Docos looks around, kinda curious at everything here.
Gibby: "Kinda... spooky... as if those statues could come to life or something..."
Locos Docos is going to search for something outta ...the norm.
Aribar: "... Now I really want to know what this mission is about."
Nick Caligo (GM): And on the throne sits Ganondorf himself.
Locos Docos: "!?" *He unsheathes his hammer.*
Aribar blinks... "You never give up..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Locos would notice stones gleaming in each statue's chest plate... of different colors.
Deloth whips out his katana.
Razor blinks a few times. "Why am I not surprised..." He reaches down to his hips and flips out his blades again, holding them along his forearms.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf looks like he's having difficulty breathing... he's battered and bruised, and his eyes are WIDE open and bloodshot.
Locos Docos notices them... wondering what they are for. "Guys..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He stands up, but stumbles onto one knee, still wheezing. He reaches up.
Ganondorf: "...Please... h..help... me..!"
Gibby: "What happened to you?"
Deloth stays on guard.
Aribar: "... I'll help you reach the next world." *Points his sword at Ganondorf and starts to walk forward...*
Nick Caligo (GM): He grabs his head and curls up, but then stands up, throwing his head back. His scream echoes through the hollow chamber.
Razor takes a few steps forward. "What's going on?"
Deloth: "You need a Tylenol or something?"
Locos Docos just gasps in disgust. "Hmm..."
Nick Caligo (GM): He stomps on the floor, leaving a crack beneath his boot, before holding up his fist, showing the Questers the back of his hand. The triforce of Power glows brightly as he glares at everyone with his bloodshot yellow eyes..
Locos Docos looks to the pearls lodged in the chests of it.
Aribar: "... Back up! Gannon's coming!" *Runs back a bit...*
Deloth goes into battle stance while scooting back.
Razor clutches his blades tightly, not backing up a bit. "Come on then!"
Gibby steps back...
Nick Caligo (GM): ... A second triangle fills in the Triforce... a black one.
Locos Docos looks at Ganondorf while he does that then back to the stones.
Nick Caligo (GM): A projection of said triforce appears around Ganondorf, magnified for everyone to see... the triangle that fills the center... it's...
Locos Docos looks back to him and notices the black triangle.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's engraved with a red Heartless sigil... It promptly disappears.
Deloth: "What the heck..."
Aribar: "... Ummm..."
Gibby: "This is wrong... this is all wrong."
Locos Docos: "You are right... That red was a bit tacky."
Razor narrows his eyes. "Brace yourselves guys... this could get rough... where's that kid when you need him..."
Aribar: "Umm... Maybe he's not transforming yet..."
Locos Docos: "Hmmm... something about these stones..." *He approaches the nearest one while keeping his focus on Ganondorf.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganon opens up by calling that huge sword into his hand and swinging it over his head a few times before bringing it CRASHING into the ground. Three trails of SEARING light trace their way towards Ari and Locos, Deloth and Gibby, and Razor respectively.
Locos Docos: "!"
Razor dives to the side and rolls out of the way and back to his feet. He glances back to see the others were not so lucky.
Locos Docos: "...I have failed... Forgive me..."
Gibby SUPA dies.
Locos Docos is sliced to beyond comprehension aka dies.
Deloth is near death.
Aribar is permanently dead.
Nick Caligo (GM): Locos reappears on the platform.
Locos Docos appears with full health. "First you strike me with the Four Sword within an inch of my life... Now you slash me to halfness!?" He rolls his eyes back into his head. "Thy life shalt end by these hands." He goes on and on and while he does that, the Warlock punch is combined into his hammer, then he charges to the Gannon thing and with all his might, tries to hit him on the head.
Razor: "Someone scan him!"
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRITICAL HIT.*
Locos Docos: "..." *His eyes are still beyond being seen. He returns to the group by judgment of distance.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Locos smashes Ganondorf in the face, causing him to skid across the floor on his back.
Gibby: "...err... you ok, Locos? You kinda lost your eyes."
Locos Docos: "!" *He hears the skidding and knows what he must do... he charges up Warlock Punch into his mauler again. Then he goes into further blindness and to charges back to him, wanting to torture Ganondorf by hitting his left arm.*
Nick Caligo (GM): *SMACK!*
Razor looks to the others as they are diced to bits. His anger seethes deeply and he turns back towards Ganondorf. "You... you'll pay for that!" He lets out a roar before rushing in on wing, Lavis Blades letting off waves of green energy. They glow brightly, bathing him in the emerald light before he moves right up into Ganondorf's face. "I'll tear you to shreds! ANNIHILATE!!!!" He flips back and slashes the blades upward at point blank range. They leave arcs of energy in the air, which would smash into his shoulders quite painfully, exploding in a bright flash.
Locos Docos returns again to the group by judging the distance again... his eyes still behind his head.
Nick Caligo (GM): Two hits. The dif is that he doesn't have any special enchanted armor...
Deloth scans Ganondorf with his Smash Dex Advance.
Dex: *STATIC.* "No data available." *ksshkshhhhhhhk.* "Ganon... orf... HP: .. 1..5... 00.."
Dex: "HP: 1500."
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Thassa' lotta' HP...
Locos Docos: "..." He shifts his head left and right.
Razor glances back, still angry, still bathed in that ethereal light. "Locos, figure out what's up with those gems... hurry up! There has to be another way to beat him! I'll hold him off!" He turns back to Ganondorf and glares at him, chest heaving beneath his armor.
Locos Docos: "..."
Deloth races over to one of the statues and slashes the gem on it.
Nick Caligo (GM): Deloth hits the gem, but hears a girl scream as he does so.
Locos Docos: "...!..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Not the evil banshee type of scream. More the damsel in distress because she just got slashed by a sword sorta' scream.
Deloth: "Oh, flip plus..."
Razor: "Don't destroy them! Take them out!"
Deloth yells sorry to the statue.
Yurie quickly rushes in from behind the others and skids to a halt, then flips out her Dex and scans one of the statues...
Locos Docos hears, but does not respond.
Metal Man catches up with the group.
Dex: "Statue: A decorative piece of art."
Metal Man: "...Sorry I'm late yet again, you know, my suit got frozen shut, and it took a dandy while to fix it... And then I heard all those screams..."
Deloth: "Real helpful entry."
Yurie: "Not the bloody statue, the bloody GEM!"
Dex: "Why didn't you SAY so?"
Metal Man: "..." *goes over his super secret logs he has from the dexes mentally.* "...Wow... that's hella messed up."
Yurie: "Shut up and scan already >.<"
Metal Man: "...Next time, remind me not to kill the enemy."
Locos Docos: "..." His mouth moves, but no sound comes out.
Dex: "Maiden Gem: One of the gems that Link had to gather in his quest to recover the Triforce from Gannon in A Link to the Past. The maidens have been recaptured."
Deloth: "Oh, triple flip..."
Dex: "And that INCLUDES Princess Zelda!"
Gibby: "If you say flip ONE MORE TIME..."
Yurie: "Guys! cover me!" *He runs towards one of the statues, still talking to her dex.* "Can we remove them?"
Metal Man: "I was gonna say, you guys steal gems, I take hits from that evil... thing..."
Razor: "Work on them! Me and Metal can hold him!"
Deloth: "Sounds good, I'm at one life." *He runs over to Yurie.*
Locos Docos: "..." He still stands there, lifeless.
Metal Man: "He'd have to be nearly all powerful to get through this armor... wait... he did only MAKE the villain that this armor is made from."
Yurie waits for her dex to answer before trying to pry the gem free.
Dex: "The gems can be removed, but I don't think he'd be too haaappyyyy..."
Yurie wedges her rapier into the crack of the thing holding the gem, shuts the Dex, then begins to pry the gem out.
Metal Man: "Who's the strongest here? It probably isn't me."
Nick Caligo (GM): Failure.
Locos Docos points to Ganondorf.
Nick Caligo (GM): It's set in good.
Metal Man: "...Don't make me punt you. ...What happens if I use one of Ganondorf's old attacks against him?"
Razor: "Locos already tried that..."
Metal Man: "Ah... well then, it's exploding time! Take this! I killed you once, now to freeze you good!" *He points his sword at Ganondorf, and lets off a TRI-ATTACK at him.*
Nick Caligo (GM): He takes the full blast of the Tri Attack beam, but isn't frozen. Ganondorf shields himself with his Triforce arm, taking only half the damage that Metal dishes out.
Metal Man: "...That's it! We have to chop off his arm! Now if only that wasn't nearly impossible."
Razor takes a few steps back before turning and bolting back to one of the statues on wing. Instead of prying out the gem, he charges his blades with destructive energy again and slashes at the base of the statue, trying to knock it down without harming the gem.
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor hits it, of course.
Metal Man (GM): *STATUE BOOM.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Razor chews apart the base of the statue. It falls over and shatters, leaving a... bright blue gem... amongst the ice... Good luck finding it next turn.
Deloth starts warming up the base of the statue he's in front of to melt it without hitting the gem.
Razor: "Destroy the statues without harming the gems!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Deloth starts melting it a little bit.
Deloth: "Cover me."
Razor: "Find the stone and secure it!"
Yurie: "I'll take care of this one!"
Locos Docos, still blinded, slowly raises his left arm to Ganondorf, and cups his left wrist with his right hand.. "..." *He yells out sound, but not words.* "...!" *white air?* *He would then hopefully blast the Gerudo with the white energy beam.*
Nick Caligo (GM): The Gerudo backflips over said ray with astounding, unnatural agility.
Razor: "Locos! Forget him! He's drawing power from the gems!"
Locos Docos: "..."
Metal Man: "I'm in charge of distracting him!"
Locos Docos continues to move his mouth, but still no sound.
Gibby: "...is Locos a mute now?"
Metal Man: "Someone cast Esuna on him."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf surrounds himself in a veil of dark energy before dashing at Locos and engaging him with... you ready for this? Not one, but TWO slashes from that great honkin' sword!
Locos Docos slowly reverts to normal.
Nick Caligo (GM): His strength is INCREDIBLE. He swings that sword so quickly that one can hardly see it. Two hits.
Locos Docos: "...I took this... for the team..."
Gibby: "Blast! Locos is down..."
Nick Caligo (GM): *SWOOSH!* *SWOOSH!* EASILY destroyed by a single slash. His corpse is mutilated by the second. He then turns to Metal and RAMS him head-on, dashing straight at him in a dark comet of d00m. *CRITICAL HIT.*
Gibby: "Jesus... It took out Locos AND Metal instantly... guys, we need to hurry up with those gems!"
Metal Man... is STILL... alive... "...Okay, I'm out of here."
Yurie growls, then sheathes her sword and, rubbing her hands together, digs her fingers into the space around the gem. She grits her teeth, then GRRRRRRRS as she keeps pulling on it, kicking up one foot, then the other foot and planting them on the statue itself as she PULLLLLS, little sweatdrops popping off of her ala Link. ACTION!
Nick Caligo (GM): Success. Yurie YANKs that thing outta' the socket.
Yurie: o.o! *KERTHUD!*
Nick Caligo (GM): *Yurie received the Green Gem.*
Metal Man: "...Where is Link and red potion when you need them?"
Yurie lands on her back, then quickly gets to her feet. "Got it!"
Razor: "That's one! Gibby... help me find this one over here!"
Yurie holds up one hand, then snaps her fingers. "INTERPOSITION!" *Reflect shield UP!*
Metal Man: "Someone throw me a mushroom, I'm a tad damaged over here." *Understatement, is in negative health.*
Deloth tosses a mushroom to Metal.
Yurie also sets her Dodge on Ganondorf.
Gibby notices the statue that Razor smashed, and runs over to the rubble. He does his best to try and spot the blue Gem among all that ice.
Locos Docos doesn't even have a corpse thanks to Ganondorf.
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby finds the crystal. That's two down!
Gibby: "I found it!" *He grabs hold of it.*
Nick Caligo (GM): ... Of seven...
Gibby puts it in his inventory... not his mouth.
Nick Caligo (GM): Ganondorf draws his sword back and begins to gather lightning into it.
Yurie: "...uh oh..."
Gibby: "Bad... bad... that's bad!"
Deloth gets ready to dodge.
Yurie: "EVERYONE! SCATTER!"
Deloth runs to the right.
Gibby runs towards Metal's direction.
Deloth runs back and blows fire on the base of the statue, this time making it melt fast.
Metal Man: "...I just need about 4 mushrooms..."
Gibby: "Aw quiet down... I'll help ya."
Nick Caligo (GM): Deloth melts the Gem out and it drops neatly to the floor. *3 Gems recovered!*
Yurie QUICKLY runs around the Arena and behind the Throne, using it for cover from the ensuing blast of doom. Pocketing the gem, she crouches down behind the throne.
Deloth grabs the Gem and runs.
Nick Caligo (GM): Yurie gets full cover from the throne. Behind it HAPPENS to be a bright pink gem, set into the base of the statue.
Yurie: "...hmmm..." *She growls, then pulls on that gem as well.*
Razor refuses to hide... even if it may get him killed, he moves down the line and smashes the next statue at the base... of course this one would be a bit easier to find than the blue one... so after said statue is smashed by the glowing green energy, he scoops up the next one.
Nick Caligo (GM): The statue falls apart. The gem shines brightly.
Gibby stands in front of the fallen Metal, and starts doing..."THE GIBBY DANCE!" a dance form similar to The Chicken Dance, only with a Kirby instead. This "Uplifts" Metal into fighting once more, and his health is recovered!
Yurie: "I've got this one guys!"
Metal Man: "Well... now I'm slightly better..."
Gibby is still dancing in front of Metal... ain't he cute?
Yurie: "Metal! Heal up! He's charging for something!"
Metal Man looks for something to hide behind, gives up on that, then takes one mushroom from Aribar and get into defensive stance.
Yurie grrs, then begins to carefully chisel out the pink gem with her rapier. POWER STRIKE.
Nick Caligo (GM): *SMACK!!* The Gem is removed from its socket easily. That's five..
Yurie picks it up.
Metal Man: "Let's take them all!"
Yurie: "...if you can hear me, princess-in-a-gem, help us..." *He nods.*
Gibby runs over to another statue with a gem on it, and breaths fire at the base.
Yurie: "Hurry guys!"
Nick Caligo (GM): Gibby melts the statue enough that the gem comes out.
Gibby grabs hold of it. "I got another!"
Deloth: "One more..."
Gibby puts it in inventory.
Razor turns to the final statue. "This one's mine!" He bolts over, delivering the double Annihilate blow to the base, and snatching up the final gem as it falls.
Nick Caligo (GM): *CRASH!!* The statue shatters.
Yurie: "..." *holds up the Green and Pink gems.* "Zelda! Descendants of the six sages of Hyrule! HELP US!"
Deloth pulls out his gem.
Razor turns and follows suit with the two gems he recovered.
Metal Man holds up Aribar's dead body.
Gibby takes his two, and holds them upward.
Zelda's Voice: "Thank you, Questers... we are forever in your debt..."
Nick Caligo (GM): A bright light engulfs the room as Ganon charges his sword. He finally finishes...
Deloth: "Oh no!"
Gibby: "We're too late!"
Metal Man uses Aribar's body as a shield.
Yurie: "I think not..."
Razor continues to hold the gems up, gritting his teeth.
Nick Caligo (GM): The Questers are teleported out immediately before he starts spinning around the room rapidly, destroying all the statues in his wake.
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal just BARELY avoids being cut in half. When he opens his eyes in the Big Room, he's still holding up Ari's corpse as a shield.
Deloth: "Thank you, Zelda..."
Metal Man: "...Thank you, Aribar... err..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Meanwhile, the Questers are all accompanied by seven beautiful damsels.
Yurie blinks, still standing there... holding up two somethings..then blinks and looks around, then at the girls.
Gibby: "HEY! I guess we won..."
Deloth takes a deep breath and lets it out.
Yurie: "Um... thank you." ^.^ *She rubs the back of her head gently, then bows to the sages.*
Razor blinks a few times. He lowers his now empty hands and looks at the girls in the room. "..." His attention quickly falls on Aribar and Locos... ahem... a couple Life spells... just so they don't, you know, lose all their lives.
Deloth: "A day in the life of a Quester..."
Yurie: "Thank you very much, your Highness, Sages..."
Deloth: "Yes, thank you."
Gibby: "Yeah... thanks!"
Zelda: "It is we who must thank you, for saving us from Ganon's clutches... again..."
Nick Caligo (GM): This isn't the Zelda the Questers would recognize from the stadium. This one's MUCH more attractive, and wearing a BLUE dress.
Aribar: "Oooow... Is this heaven? Or hell?"
Metal Man is still holding Aribar. "...Hi Aribar. You saved my life."
Aribar: "... Huh? Oh... Hi Metal ..."
Gibby starts drooling over THIS Zelda...
Deloth bows politely.
Razor shakes his head slowly and turns back to Zelda and the Sages. "He would have killed us all if you hadn't saved us... so I suppose we're even."
Zelda: "Ganon has gone insane... some force brought him forth from the grave and empowered him... while at the same time... possessing him..."
Locos Docos takes a while longer than Aribar.
Razor narrows his eyes. "That symbol... I think I've seen it before... somewhere..."
Maiden: "This is a dire time indeed, when that which terrorized all Hyrule could become dominated..."
Locos Docos: "...I'm sorry."
Aribar attempts up jump down from Metal. "Eeh... Maybe Link should go and look into this, then?"
Locos Docos has becomes to tears..
Razor finally pulls off his helmet, his long brown hair plastered to his face by sweat even as some of it spills out behind him.
Metal Man: "...It has to do with heartless... so... let's get those weirdos from Klumsy's tomb to save Hyrule!"
Locos Docos: "...If..I..I didn't go into a rage... I might've stood a better chance..." *sad sniff.* "..."
Metal Man: "Don't worry, Locos. He almost killed me too."
Deloth: "There, there."
Locos Docos: "NO!"
Metal Man: "...Almost."
Razor: "This goes way beyond Hyrule..."
Zelda: "Questers, beware Ganon... he alone is a force to be reckoned with."
Locos Docos: "..."
Deloth: *pats Locos on the shoulder.*
Gibby has little hearts where his eyes should be.
Locos Docos turns to his back.
Aribar: "We know..."
Nick Caligo (GM): -End Session on Razor's dramatic note-
Locos Docos: "...This I should've known... First the Four Sword... then this..."
Deloth: "But first..."
Locos Docos: "I just need to... shake away my hatred..."
Deloth walks to G&W's shop cracking his knuckles.
Locos Docos: "From now on, I will stay away from the evil that controls the Triforce of Power."
Deloth: "About this Smash Dex Advance..."
Gibby heads to G&W's FAST.
Aribar gives Razor 250 coins for reviving him a lot...
Deloth: "Know anything about THIS?"
Razor forces Aribar to keep the coins...
Locos Docos: "Aribar has the right idea... i need to give this away..."
Aribar: "... Okay then."
Razor now has an even better Reputation.
Deloth: *tosses the staticy Dex on the counter.*
Locos Docos: "So I can better myself." *He approaches Razor.*
Gibby stands behind Deloth, ever patient.
Nick Caligo (GM): No moves are received for this.
Razor turns to Locos. "Yes Locos?"
Aribar heads to Game and Watch's shop, ready to buy a 1-up shroom.
Deloth: "Know how to fix it?"
Locos Docos: "For me to advance in my profession easier, I give you charity. Name your reasonable amount, and I can give it."
Yurie: "Thank you... um... Princess... do we need to escort you and your friends back to Hyrule?"
Locos Docos: "Besides... I would've been still in limbo if not for you."
Deloth: "GAME AND WATCH! FIX MY DEX!"
Locos Docos gives Razor 755 coins.
Deloth: *eyes glowing red.*
Gibby: "...calm yourself, young one."
Razor raises an eyebrow. "Locos... I don't need your money..." He places a hand on his shoulder. "You're a friend. We all do our parts. You do yours, I do mine. I need nothing from you but your friendship." He takes the coins, however... because he knows why Locos is giving him the money.
Aribar: "Visit Oak. He made the thing!"
Locos Docos: "Uh-huh..."
Aribar: "Or... Let me see it."
Locos Docos: "Thanks now I need to do something..."
Deloth hands the Dex to Ari. "Oh, well. Might as well buy some supplies."
Aribar looks at it a bit and attempts to tweak the controls a bit.
Yurie: "...on second thought Princess... you and your friends might want to stay here... Hyrule's a bit dangerous right now..."
Nick Caligo (GM): Zelda nods.
Locos Docos head grapples in pain... but not while nick is away.
Yurie: "If you want, I could get you some rooms or something. It's not much, but it's better than jumping back into the lion's den."
Aribar: "Wait... When did it go Staticy, Deloth?"
Deloth buys a Pokeball and a Red Mushroom. "When I scanned Ganny."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth uses an automated vending machine.
Locos Docos heads to Wario.
Nick Caligo (GM): Zelda nods. "Yes, that would be fine."
Wario: "What can I do for you, loyal customer?"
Locos Docos: "Dearest Wario... I'm afraid I have bad news..."
Aribar: "Oh. Nothing is wrong with it... Immense evil forces can block the Dexes sometimes." *Hands it back.*
Locos Docos: "First... allow me to..."
Yurie nods, and leads Zelda and the other sages to one of the quarters... is it her, or did the one in the red dress just look at her bum? She's not THAT tomboyish...
Locos Docos first brings up a little money bag first.
Locos Docos: "First, allow me to deposit these 1,250 coins."
Gibby heads out of the shop, and goes to his room to sleep...
Aribar buys a 1-Up Shroom and is now left with 75 coins in his name.
Metal Man (GM): Wario takes it.
Locos Docos: "Now then... I've been told that if I don't spend some of it soon, I won't get as much in the future. I've already gave a friend 755 coins. Now don't get a heart attack, but I'd like to withdraw 3,000 coins."
Wario: "Here is 3000 coins."
Metal Man (GM): He gives Locos the money.
Locos Docos takes it, not realizing how heavy it is until he lifts it off of the counter.
Wario: "I think I can trust you..."
Locos Docos: "Thank you; I will be able to get more money by doing this."
Locos Docos leaves and heads for good ol' G&W... about 15 minutes later after a bit of dragging. With GGRRREEAT force, he puts the 3000 coins on the counter. He coughs and wheezes as he gets back his breath. "Mr G and Double-uuuuuuuuu!!!"
Razor is in his room... reflecting on the mission.
Locos Docos: "I was wondering..." *He puts his dex on the counter.* "How much an advanced version of the dex would be with coins plus this trade-in."
G&W: "The Advanced Dex itself."
Locos Docos: "...You can just deduct the trade-in from the total price. Yes."
Metal Man (GM): G&W gives Locos a blue one in exchange for the old one and all the coins.
Razor finally emerges from his room... all of his cubes have been removed from his gear. He heads to the shop.
Locos Docos: "Thanks for the hidden transaction..." *He leaves and begins to open the advanced thing.*
Razor steps on up to the desk. "Hey there... can I get a couple cubes?"
Locos Docos comes back instead when he hears about cubes. "I'd like to buy a smoke bomb as well."
Locos Docos drops the coins, takes the bomb, and opens the smash dex to see what it can do that the other can't.
Advanced Dex: "Hello. I'm Joel, the advanced Dex!"
Razor: "Yeah... I'd like to get... a Power Hit cube... an Airslash cube... a Death cube, and a Life cube."
Metal Man (GM): ...That's interesting... wasn't Sky/Julian's old dex named Joel?
G&W: "Okay. Pay up, then I give you stuff."
Joel: "It's been a while since I've seen the light... where did Skyhigh go?"
Locos Docos: "Uhhh... something about this... seems familiar... !" *He makes a nervous surprised gulp.*
Razor puts a whopping 3700 coins in front of him.
Metal Man (GM): G&W takes it nonchalantly and hands Razor the cubes.
Joel: "...I don't bite. I'm perfectly harmless."
Locos Docos: "Went on... extended vacation."
Joel: "...I see. Well then, where can we visit him?"
Locos Docos: "Oh... i believe we can visit him real soon... So! what does an advanced do over a regular?"
Joel: "Well, there's a pointy laser, automatic enemy scanning..."
Locos Docos: "...convenient, the second one is..."
Razor takes the cubes. "Thank you..."
Locos Docos: "Anything else?"
Joel: "Search stuff. Crack electronic locks. Hack computers. Oh, yeah, and I could locate Skyhigh for you."
Locos Docos: "Umm... another time."
Joel: "I can locate everyone who has used me."
Locos Docos: "...another time."
Joel: "Even you."
Locos Docos: "Who else other than me and original owner Julian?"
Joel: "Wolfman... but he disappeared. VG is right in this building."
Locos Docos: "!?! That's not right." *He shakes his head.*
Razor toys with his cubes for a bit as he walks back to the R&R room. He doesn't buy bracers then... he... GASP... saves his money! Then he finally heads into the Rec room and takes a seat at the bar... more cubes stashed off. He affixes three white cubes in one of his blades, and three night black cubes into the other. Into the slots on his armor, he has Airslash, Power Hit, Maximize, and Chain... he's seriously hoping that combo works. He dubs his three current Cube-moves: Obliterate, Resurrection, and Wave Slash!
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is now a Bodyguard. If someone wants him to block attacks from them, they can hire him--the rate is 500 coins per mission.
Razor pulls off his helmet and sets it on the bar... along with the armor on his forearms and hands. He reaches behind the bar and grabs an unmarked bottle filled with a clear liquid. He leans against the bar and sighs as he holds it.
Aribar is in the corner currently in a trance... That is, since his player just remembered elves don't sleep.
Locos Docos goes to Wario, and gives him 30 coins out of his own pocket, not to save in Locos' account. "Let this be a tip for a hard working service guy with an eccentric mustache."
Wario: "...Thank you! Now I can eat 3 Wilt Shrooms... instead of garbage!"
Locos Docos: "Here... Take out 100 coins out of my bank account as well. You deserve it."
Wario: "Okay then."
Locos Docos walks away and goes to R&R to research.
Razor places the now empty bottle back on the bar and stands up slowly. Affixing his removed armor pieces behind him, he looks around for a moment. Curiosity sets in... where did Yurie run off to? He does his best to try to trace her steps from the Big Room, asking about and such.
Yurie returns to the big room, a bit of blush on her face.
Razor didn't really get anywhere then, hmm? He was just stepping out as she came in. "Ah, there you are..." An eyebrow is slowly raised.
Yurie: "...Hi Raz..."
Razor gives a short nod as he turns to lean back against the wall. "Hey..." He looks her over once more. "I was just looking for you."
Yurie: "Ah..." *He frowns at Razor, then stands up straight.* "...Raz... do I look like some sort of Bishonen?"
Razor blinks a few times at the frown. "What?" He looks her over once more. Of course... he knows better than to speak his mind straight out... might get slapped. Ahem. He looks back up to her and smiles. "Hell no... why would you think that?"
Metal Man got some weird kind of raise for surviving that boss... now thinks of how to blow his massive quantities of money.
Yurie: "...because one of the sages... the one in the red dress... she hit on me." O.O
Metal Man walks by, clanking, laughing evilly under his breath... as he disappears into the shops.
Yurie: "I mean, I do look a bit boyish, but... dear lord!"
Razor blinkblinks, a bit startled. "One of the sages?" He chuckles lightly. "I wouldn't worry about it..." He places a hand on her shoulder. "Take it as a compliment... apparently you can be as attractive to other women as you are to me--n." He stutters a little on this last word...
Yurie: "..." *glares at Razor, little flames appearing in her eyes.* "...WHAT were you going to say?"
Razor slowly lowers his hand and raises an eyebrow. "What? What do you mean?"
Metal Man stands in the shop, wondering what to do with the large bag of money with a huge Â¢ on it.
Yurie grrrs, advancing on Razor, arms akimbo as she does so. "I'm attractive to other women?? Are you trying to -SUGGEST- something boyo? Well? WELL?"
Metal Man already bought the most expensive armor... his sword is the most expensive available... he thinks... those bracers are way too expensive, even for him.
Nick Caligo (GM): XD
Metal Man: "Hmmm... Eighty-six hundred coins..."
Metal Man: "Maybe I should donate it to charity... Charity for stabbing evil people with shiny laser weapons!"
Razor drops his hands to his sides eyes widening a little. "I--...I... I was just saying... it's a compliment... because you can be as attractive to everyone... and it's not... just me..." Even RAZ seems to break down a little now. Heh. He turns his eyes away from her slowly.
Metal Man cracks his fingers... he wonders if Rip Cheato is anywhere. "Let's see... where would he be hiding..." *He begins an absurd search for Rip Cheato... he opens closets, then proceeds to walk into the library and starts looking for books on Rip Cheato. He once again walks RIGHT by Yur and Raz, except this time he looks even more crazy.*
Nick Caligo (GM): Let's see... a brief history of Rip Cheato, an autobiography: Rip Cheato, Concerning Rip Cheato, COOKING Rip Cheato...
Metal Man: "...Cooking Rip Cheato? What the?" *He picks up Concerning Rip Cheato and looks inside it.*
Nick Caligo (GM): It's mostly a bunch of gibberish about his life.
Yurie flails, walking way, now rather red in the face.
Aribar wakes up from his trance, and hrms... He gets an idea to make some extra money and heads to the library to search up Potion making.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would see Metal with a HUUUGE sack of money flipping through Rip Cheato books.
Aribar: "Uhh... Hiya, Metal."
Nick Caligo (GM): Apparently, Cheato tastes great with pickles and ketchup.
Metal Man: "...Have you seen Rip Cheato? He tastes good with ketchup... and pickles! ...Errr... I wonder if he'll do anything for me if I offer him 8600 coins."
Aribar: "... Uhh... No... But do you know where I can find books on Potion Making?"
Metal Man: "...Unless... you're Rip Cheato wearing an Aribar costume?"
Nick Caligo (GM): Let's see... Cheato's self-autobiography says, "I was born a poor black book..."
Razor closes his eyes and lets out a light sigh. "Sorry..." He glances up down the hallway as she walks away, staring at her as she walks away. He finally jerks his head away and walks back into the R&R room.
Nick Caligo (GM): Concerning Rip Cheato says that he cornered the market on inanimate carbon rods in the 1960's.
Metal Man: "Well that's just great."
Nick Caligo (GM): Ari finds a really nice book: Kotake's Big Book o' Potent Potions.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... inanimate carbon rods can't increase my killing power..."
Aribar takes it and attempts to look up how to make some cheap potions.
Metal Man searches for books on 'Increasing Killing Power.'
Nick Caligo (GM): Metal find such a book. "How to increase your killing power and make chicken soup."
Metal Man: "...Hopefully this won't be as dodgy as those Rip Cheato books..." *He starts reading it.*
Nick Caligo (GM): It gives Aribar recipes for "Power Potion", "Red Potion", "Green Potion" and "Blue Potion."
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He heads to the librarian to check out the book and begins to read the ingrediants list for the Red and Green potions.*
Metal Man (GM): The Librarian puts it on Aribar's record, and he begins reading the ingredients.
Razor is drinking coffee... lots of coffee...
Metal Man (GM): First ingredient: Lake Hylia Water. Second Ingredient: Deku Nut. Third Ingredient: Red Chu-Chu Gel. Mix thoroughly in large black cauldron.
Nick Caligo (GM): Note: Aribar can buy these things in the Stadium, but for a hefty price. About 3/4 of the market price of these potions, plus 250 for the cauldron. OR... he can find the ingrediants himself.
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He takes his Roc's Feather and makes it a bookmark in the book... He then heads to Link's room.*
Razor finishes off his... seventh glass of coffee... before standing up and making his way to the holo rooms. Then he makes his way into a vacant room and activates a basic training program... well not quite basic. The room forms into a huge plain... with high grass and a crossbreeze. He can see mountains in the distance. Razor reaches behind him, re-affixing the armor to his forearms and hands before latching the helmet back on. "Begin..." Numerous Wireframes begin to appear in front of him. Lots of them. He reaches to his sides and flips out his blades, angling them along his forearms as he lifts his hands up to his face in a fighting position. He rushes forward, blades held to the side. The frames charge at him as well... however the front wave is met with a surprise, his new Wave Slash. He slices across with his twin blades, and a massive line of energy cuts through the front line. This then bursts out, chaining grayish bolts through the lines. A huge number of the Frame's fall from this attack, but they keep on coming.
Razor plants his feet as the Frames swarm around him. He looks from one to the next, and seemingly all at once they rush in, coming at him from all angles. He ducks low under a kick and comes up, slashing one frame vertically before spinning to jam his other blade in the next one's neck. He jerks it out and is knocked to the side by a kick to his waist. In reaction, he twists around, catching its leg between two of the points on his right hand blade and yanking it. The frame goes swinging out, slamming into several more before being jerked free from his blade.
Razor twists again, engaging in a mad dance of twists, turns, slashes and kicks. As many frames as he manages to knock down, though, they keep coming at him. One finally breaks through his defense, a foot planting itself in his back and knocking him forward, right into a punch to his gut. He doubles over and is slammed again, falling to his side.
Razor lets out a pained groan as the Frames move in on him. A fist is directed downward at him, but he rolls to the side... and right into another blow. Several fist blows land on his armor as the program slowly fades out automatically. *Program terminated.* Razor slowly pushes himself from the floor, coughing as he gets up to his hands and knees. He yanks his helmet off and gasps at the air a bit, sweat dripping from his forehead as his hair falls past his neck.
Razor sheathes his blades as he stands up, his helmet once more placed behind him. An armored finger comes up, wiping a small amount of blood from his lip. Hmm... that shouldn't have happened... weird. He closes his eyes and lets out a sigh again as he leaves the Holo room.
Yurie is sitting at the cafeteria, sipping a glass of juice.
Razor turns and walks down the hallway again, head down, eyes half closed. He doesn't even pay attention to where he's going... he's just kinda wandering now.
Razor continues wandering, armored feet making light clanks on the ground. He stops by his room and takes off all his armor... when he steps back out, he's wearing a pair of black pants, a tight black t-shirt, and no shoes. His feathery wings seem happy to be free. He finds himself restless, and so steps back out, making his way to the R&R room to grab a large glass of grape juice... mmm... grapey. And off he goes again... he doesn't feel like sitting at the bar, so he makes his way towards the cafeteria... heh, maybe they've got some crackers to munch on or something.
Razor: *He gets to the cafeteria. He steps in, taking a light sip of the juice to calm his nerves. When his hazel eyes trail up to see Yurie, he lowers the glass and lets out a sigh, looking away and closing his eyes.*
Yurie: "..." *He glances at Razor, then stands and walks over to him, sitting by him.* "...hey..."
Metal Man is at the cafeteria as well, stacking coins.
Razor glances up to Yurie. "...hey..." His wings shift about a bit.
Yurie: "...sorry about earlier... I didn't mean to get all aggressive."
Razor: "That's alright... I was rude... I didn't think..." He reaches down and takes a quick drink of the grape juice.
Yurie: "Nah... I just got a bit flustered. I always got teased when I was younger."
Razor looks back up to her and raises an eyebrow. He offers Metal a quick glance before looking back. "...why's that?"
Metal Man is counting countless amounts of coins. "...8,600... hmmm... what to do with these..."
Yurie: "Well... I had two older brothers in my family..and everyone kept asking where their little brother was when I was referred to."
Razor frowns, a hand drifting up to push some of his brown hair back. "Were they serious? If they were, they must've all been blind..."
Yurie: "I wasn't very..well developed when I was a kid... to be honest, I was a tomboy." ^^
Razor: "There's nothing wrong with that..."
Metal Man mumbles about a 'Rip Cheato.'
Yurie: "True. Anyway, I really wasn't marriage material when I got older, so I took up Fencing and such..."
Aribar hrms and heads to Young Link's room and knocks on the door.
Razor: "You're damn good at that too..." He lets out a short sigh. "I never really had the experience of growing up... I was made to fight... that's all I've ever really done."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... any of you people have an idea about what to do with 8600, maybe 10,000 coins?"
Young Link opens the door, yawning. "What is it? Did Ganondorf steal your shoes?"
Razor glances up. "You could buy some items..."
Aribar: "Uhh... Hello. Sorry if I woke you..."
Young Link: "Should I avenge your brother's death? IS THE MOON FALLING AGAIN???"
Aribar: "I was wondering... Umm... No, no, no!"
Young Link: "...Good... last time someone knocked on my door, it was about one of those three things..."
Nick Caligo (GM): XD
Aribar: "Do you have any extra Deku Nuts or... Lake Hylia Water I could borrow?"
Young Link: "...What makes you ask that?"
Metal Man (GM): Young Link gives Aribar those shifty eyes.
Aribar: "I was thinking about getting into some potion making..." *Holds up the book he took out.*
Young Link: "...Potion making? Well, sure... But only if you make me some potions. I only have one bottle of that water... and it's about seven years old... But I do have LOTS of Deku nuts."
Aribar: "... Really?"
Young Link: "Yes."
Aribar: "I also need... Either Red or Green Chu-chu gel... Depending on what kinda potion you want, that is."
Young Link: "Those gels, I don't have. I kind of... used all of them."
Aribar: "... For... What?"
Young Link: "Well, potions!"
Metal Man (GM): He points to three racks, each one stocked with 10 of each color potion.
Young Link: "I gotta have them just in case someone attacks this place. ...Why don't you buy them directly from me? You know... they're only a little bit old..."
Aribar: "... More than a year old?"
Young Link: "Let's see... expiration date: 1501. They should be just fine."
Aribar: "... Thats over 500 years beyond the date! Well, could you give me two Deku Nuts and that bottle of water? If I can get some funding I'll be able to purchase the rest of the supplies..."
Young Link: "Okay. I want 1 potion in exchange."
Aribar blinks at this date. "... So five centuries old... Sure! Red or Green?"
Young Link: "Red. I don't use magic too much... except around that large cat..."
Aribar: "... Cat? Oh! Mewtwo?"
Young Link: "Yeah... whatever its name is..."
Aribar: "... You'd have better luck if you lined yer hat with tin foil. If you're trying to prevent him from reading your mind, that is."
Young Link: "Tin Foil? What miraculous magical object is that? Is it like those swords that glow?"
Aribar: "Uhh... It is something you never wanna stick in a toaster."
Young Link: "...Well, here you go."
Metal Man (GM): He gives Aribar the two deku nuts and hylia water. *ZELDA OBTAIN RANDOM OBJECT THEME.*
Aribar: "Thanks!" *He accepts said random objects and heads to Metal... He had that giant sack o' cash...*
Metal Man is in the cafeteria. "Yo ho you ho yoooooo hoooooo money uhhh... random pirate thing!"
Aribar: "Metal? Meeeetaaaal? Guy with the bag of mone--" *Looks into the cafeteria...* "Hiya Met! I have a business offer for yah."
Metal Man: "...Hey Aribar, what is it you want?"
Yurie: "Well... I... really don't have much to say to that." ^.^0
Aribar: "If you give me 775 coins... I can start making everyone cheap potions... I just need some money for some extra ingredients and a cauldron... I'll give you a potion, Red or Green, free!"
Metal Man: "Okay, how much would that be?"
Razor chuckles softly. "Well... I suppose not..." She gives her a warm smile before sipping some more juice. "Tell me, Yurie, how are you adjusting to working here?"
Aribar: "Just 775 coins... I'll purchase the materials and get to work tonight! I picture that in the future I'll be able to sell them for 100 or so coins cheaper than those in the shops if I'm lucky!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... it's 800 for a potion... Well, gaining an 800 coin item for 775 would be good... here." *He tosses 800 coins at Aribar.*
Yurie: "I'm adjusted already. It wasn't that big of a change."
Aribar: "Yes! Thanks!" *He goes to buy a bottle of Lake Hylia Water, two Red Chu-Chu Gels, and a large black cauldron.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar easily obtains such.
Razor raises an eyebrow. "Is that a fact? Heh... it took me a while... a lot of... odd folks around here." He drinks a bit more of his juice before turning towards her again, his eyes trailing to hers.
Aribar: .oO(I hope no one thinks I'm a witch because of this cauldron...)
Nick Caligo (GM): Aribar makes SEVEN potions.
Aribar heads to Young Link first... He can be the test subject! The elf kicks the door slightly instead of knocking since he has one potion in his hand... Ther rest are in his pack.
Metal Man (GM): Young Link opens the door.
Young Link: "That was pretty fast."
Aribar: "It was easier than I thought... Wanna be the tes-- Wanna try one?"
Young Link: "...Well, if you want to waste one, okay."
Metal Man (GM): Young Link takes one and drinks it.
Razor realizes he was staring and quickly looks away again, back down into his near-empty glass.
Young Link: "...Well, it's a little flat, but otherwise good."
Aribar: "Whew..." *Gives Young Link the one he promised to give him, says night, and then heads to Metal.* "Heya Metal! I have a potion for yah!" *Sets a Red Potion down on the table in front of him.*
Metal Man: "Thank you."
Aribar: "I'd say marketing them for 600 coins would be a good idea... Hrm... I better get some 'sleep'. Today, the stadium... Tomorrow, THE WOOOOORLD! ... Never mind." *Heads to his room for that sleep-like trance...*
Razor raises an eyebrow. "Is that a fact? Heh... it took me a while... a lot of... odd folks around here." He drinks a bit more of his juice before turning towards her again, his eyes trailing to hers.
Razor realizes he was staring and quickly looks away again, back down into his near-empty glass.
Yurie: "...are you trying to flirt with me?"
Razor looks back up again. "What? No... I mean..." He downs the last of his glass. "...well... if I am I'm pretty bad at it, aren't I? ...but I don't think I am..." He chuckles and rubs the back of his head. He smiles and taps his fingers on the table a few times.