Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 78: Dracula's Smelly Castle
Date: August 4th & 8th, 2004.
Metal Man is polishing his armor.
Locos Docos puts another banana peel on the floor.
Aribar is making another... "Good"... Drawing of the Questers.
Deloth puts the peel in a trash can.
Garrick is currently at a table in the R&R room, working on something... "...could you pass me that pair of pliers, Metal?"
Metal Man: "Sure." *Picks up Deloth and hands him to Garrick.*
Garrick: "...I said the pliers, not the hammer."
Razor (GM): *BEEBEEBEEP* All of the Questers' Dexes start beeping... and we all know what that means! Mission time!
Mewtwo: "Questers, please report to the Big Room... we've got an investigative mission. You'll be briefed when you get here."
Deloth hits Garrick with his tail and runs to the Big Room.
Locos Docos sighs and brings the self to mission room of psychic cat.
Deloth draws his katana on the way.
Garrick sniggers and quickly fixes up his little device, pocketing it and heading toward the big room as well.
Gibby goes and buys his stuff... a star shield and a mythril helmet... before heading to the Big Room.
Aribar crumples up his drawing and heads to the Big Room.
Metal Man goes to the Big Room, with his old stuff.
Razor is already in the Big Room, feet up on the table. He's sporting a new Fusion Suit... no helmet. It's painted dark green and black, and he's got a cool looking matching green beret on.
Deloth: "Beret..." *bites his lip to avoid giggling.*
Garrick: "Oh, shut up, hammer."
Locos Docos: "Tell us where to go, what to be cautious about, and we'll get on the run."
Deloth slaps Garrick with his tail again.
Aribar: "More stylish than dragon scales. You could be made into a good piece of armor."
Razor (GM): Mewtwo stands in front of a large screen, and beside him is a tall man. His hair is long and silver, reaching far down his back. His skin his pale, and his eyes are cold and grey. He's wearing rather old fashioned clothes... boots, pants, a fancy black jacket, and a black cloak. The lining of the cloak glows a faint red. He also has a sword sheathed at his side.
Deloth: "Wow, who's he?"
Gibby puts on his helmet, and places his shield on his back. His sword is placed in his sheth.
Garrick sits down and reaches into his pocket, pulling out the device he was working on, or more so, devices. A pair of fingerless gloves, which he pulls on and snaps into place. He looks to the person, arching an eyebrow.
Gibby: "Umm... some guy..."
Mewtwo: "This is Alucard. He's come to us asking for aid... he'll be briefing you on your mission."
Metal Man: "Alucard? That's Dracula backwards! Better not be Dracula!"
Aribar: "... Hello, mister Alucard."
Garrick: "More like the son of Dracula."
Gibby: "I KNEW IT! HE HAS COME FOR REVENGE!"
Metal Man: "I only killed Dracula three times..."
Garrick: "Gibby, calm down..."
Deloth: "Cool it, Gibby."
Razor (GM): The man steps forward and points to the screen with a gloved hand. An image appears of a rather dark castle... Castlevania.
Alucard: "I am not Dracula. I am his son."
Deloth has his katana out.
Garrick: "See? I told you."
Gibby: "I don't trust vampires..."
Deloth: "Weird, you don't seem evil."
Locos Docos stands there perplexed...
Garrick: "Only Dracula would be stupid enough to name his own son after himself, only backwards."
Aribar: "... You don't trust me, Gibby?"
Metal Man: "You better not want revenge!"
Gibby: "...BESIDES you!"
Locos Docos: "Uhhhhhh... what is... a vampire?"
Garrick: "Alright, that's enough bickering. Let's get on with this."
Razor (GM): He narrows his eyes at Deloth.
Alucard: "Relax... I'm not evil. My mother taught me better. Now, if you would all be quiet for a moment, I could tell you why you've been called here."
Aribar mutters, "Sorry."
Deloth stays quiet.
Gibby: "A vampire is a big scary guy that bites your neck, and SUCKS YOUR BLOOD!"
Deloth stomps Gibby on the foot.
Gibby makes a sucking sound. "OW!"
Deloth: "Gibby, shut up."
Locos Docos: "...Never heard of them..."
Gibby: "Well am I wrong?"
Metal Man: "My neck is made of steel."
Deloth goes back to being quiet.
Razor (GM): Alucard looks back to the group.
Alucard: "My father has once more been reborn. He is building his forces and gathering power... he wishes to make a move to take control during the confusion of Smithy's attack on Nintendus."
Metal Man: "So we get to kill him again?"
Aribar: "... I take it that you and your father aren't on good terms?"
Deloth: "And stake him?"
Gibby: "Mmmmm... steak..."
Locos Docos: "...Another third party... I'm getting sick of these intrusions."
Garrick: "I think the lord of all vampires would need a little more than the usual wooden stake through the heart, Deloth."
Metal Man: "Be thankful. If they stopped quarreling among themselves, they'd be invincible."
Alucard: "Normally, Richter, Maria, and myself would be able to handle this... but there's a problem. His minions are more powerful than before. They're utilizing strange technologies alongside magic... as much as I dislike admitting it... we need your help to stop him... and we need to figure out how he gained access to these devices."
Garrick: "So, will it just be us going in, or are you and this Richter and Maria going to go with us?"
Metal Man: "We're Questers. Unless it's really bad, we can handle it..."
Locos Docos: "...I think he wants us to make a path to Dracula."
Metal Man (GM): .oO(If we'd stop trying to kill each other...)
Gibby: "And even then, we'll try anyway."
Alucard: "Maria and Richter have cleared the way to the drawbridge... we will cover you while you assault the castle. Once you've made it to the Marble Gallery, you can stop. We'll push on from there while you recuperate."
Garrick laughs openly.
Deloth: "Got it."
Metal Man: "Sounds like a good plan. Shall we start now?"
Locos Docos: "Why not at sunrise?"
Gibby still doesn't like any of this...
Garrick: "A shot at Dracula? I'm not missing this for the world."
Aribar: "... I suppose so, Metal."
Gibby: "I guess..."
Metal Man: "I've killed him three times, and it gets better every time."
Alucard: "You must be cautious. Good luck... we'll warp you in in front of the castle."
Deloth looks towards the warp pads.
Gibby: "Maybe we should bring garlic..."
Metal Man: "Deloth, there aren't warp devices in here."
Garrick: "Maybe we should just go and blast them all to kingdom come."
Deloth: "Gibby actually has a point."
Garrick stands up and heads for the warp room.
Gibby: "...I DO?"
Deloth: "Yes, miraculously, you do."
Metal Man: "He has those shiny metal teeth he installed in his mouth."
Aribar: "Ready all your Water, Light, and Fire techniques everyone."
Metal Man opens Gibby's mouth.
Gibby: "Wow... so this is wha---GURK!"
Locos Docos: "I have none... other than Ice."
Razor stands up and makes his way to the warp room as well.
Aribar follows Razor.
Yurie is already waiting in the warp room, her sword in its sheath. Her normal steely-gray-blue tunic replaced by a bright blue, glittering tunic...
Aribar: "Ooh... Where did you get that at? Shops?"
Metal Man follows.
Locos Docos chugs down his last Coca-cola and throws the can to the bin. He heads down to the warp room.
Deloth heads to the kitchen and grabs a couple bulbs of garlic before heading to the warps.
Metal Man: "I didn't buy anything. What I want is too expensive."
Yurie: "Yup. Nice, ain't it." ^^
Garrick: "Looks good on ya, Yur."
Yurie steps into the warp.
Gibby heads over to the warp now with stretch marks on his face.
Garrick smirks slightly and steps in the warp as well.
Deloth steps onto the warp.
Gibby steps with Deloth.
Razor (GM): *WARP!!!* There's a flash... and when everyone recovers, they stand in front of the castle. The drawbridge is straight ahead, and the sounds of battle can be heard behind them. The inside of the castle is dark... very dark... darker than the night. An eerie silence hovers around it.
Deloth: "Man, this place is FREAKY."
Gibby: "Tell me about it..."
Deloth keeps his katana out.
Metal Man: "This place is rather corny looking."
Locos Docos: "...Aye, even I can't see this well." *He unsheathes his hammer.*
Metal Man: "I mean, where's the fountain of blood?"
Deloth: "And stereotypical."
Metal Man: "The skulls?"
Metal Man: "And there needs to be moaning undead."
Gibby: "Why couldn't Dracula live someplace nicer..."
Metal Man: "I'll stereotype you!"
Aribar: "More like 'A good defensive structure'..."
Razor narrows his eyes and slides out his blades. He flips them a few times before stepping forward.
Razor (GM): Everyone would notice that the normal rough hewn stone seems smoother... almost metallic.
Yurie: "Nah... proper for a vampire... shall we go inside?"
Locos Docos: "Be quiet..."
Garrick: "Yur has a point. Let's get going."
Yurie: "...guys... do the cobblestons look... odd to you guys?"
Metal Man walks to the drawbridge, sword and shield out.
Yurie has her sword drawn...
Garrick starts off, powering up his new stuff and moving onward.
Gibby: "I dunno..." *He takes a look.*
Metal Man: "Meh. They look like me."
Aribar: "Well, I better get prepared. Mage Armor!" *The wizard, while keeping his sword sheathed, casts Mage Armor on himself.*
Deloth looks at the cobblestones.
Razor (GM): "Let's go..." He pauses on the drawbridge. "Yeah... we should report that... let's get moving."
Locos Docos walks slowly across, sort of ...scared..about the surroundings.
Deloth walks towards the others.
Locos Docos: "This is more darkness than my days on the moon."
Deloth: "Stay low, stay quiet, stay alive."
Metal Man: "Now, if anything kills me, that's your cue to RUN."
Razor (GM): The Questers enter the threshold of the castle, being enveloped by the shadows inside. An eerie wind howls through the empty chambers of the castle, and they can barely see the hands in front of their faces.
Metal Man: "If it even damages me, that means... uhhh... advance on the enemy backwards?"
Garrick rolls his eyes and moves onward, glancing around.
Deloth: "I shoulda brought my flashlight."
Metal Man: "Who turned the chandelier out?"
Yurie: "... what I'd give for a torch or something..."
Aribar: "I got the problem solved!"
Locos Docos feels a chill down his spine from the wind.
Yurie shivers as well, her sword drawn.
Aribar casts Light on his sword after unsheathing it.
Deloth: "Or at least a match."
Aribar: "This will only last thirty minutes or so. Lets act fast."
Metal Man DOES THE MATRIX.
Razor (GM): Suddenly candles burst to life, lighting up the entire long corridor. The flaring flames sear Yurie and Garrick, and nearly get Metal as well, but he is able to jump out of the way in time.
Aribar: "Aww! I wasted a spell!"
Razor (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/sotndra1.mid
Locos Docos: "Aiiieee!"
Metal Man: "I'm immune to fire."
Gibby: "That's nice..."
Deloth: "Haunted candles!"
Yurie: "Remember where we are..."
Deloth 's pulse is racing.
Razor (GM): The windows fly open, and wind howls loudly through the corridor. There's an odd shuffling... cracking sound... and a hand bursts from the earthen floor in front of the party.
Deloth jumps backwards.
Gibby leaps back.
Yurie: "...oh great, we have company!"
Razor steps back, nearly getting grabbed. "Gah! Dammit!"
Metal Man: "So that's where Pat went!"
Deloth: "Good sweet mike!"
Locos Docos goes from rear to front.
Yurie steps back as well, hand extended as she prepares for a Fireball Barrage.
Gibby unsheathes his sword.
Razor (GM): This is followed by many more... hands, arms, and bodies. Rotting corpses climb from the ground in front of the Questers, and the stench reaches them... YUCK!
Metal Man: "I'll give it a nice trimming."
Gibby: "DEFINITELY Zombies."
Locos Docos waves his hand from his face.
Garrick cracks his neck and starts his usual Ali style stutter step move.
Metal Man: "I will kill them with Beatles music."
Razor (GM): The smell threatens Razor, Ari, and Locos.
Metal Man is, once again, unphased. "What joke is this?"
Deloth opens his mouth and prepares to blow fire.
Metal Man: "I smelled worse coming out of Deloth. His mouth smells like death. ...But worse."
Gibby: "OH SNAP!"
Deloth: "Metal, shut up."
Gibby: "Err... I mean... don't be stupid, Metal!"
Locos Docos starts choking and exhaling violently.
Razor (GM): Razor and Ari feel the need to throw up... but manage to hold it. Locos, however... loses it... thus distracting him from the battle.
Metal Man: "Kill them with your breath! It smells of Garlic!"
Aribar: "Oh boy..."
Locos Docos: "BLLLLLEEAAAAAAAAAA...."
Metal Man: "I will kill them with Beatles music."
Gibby: "It's times like these I'm glad I have no nose..."
Aribar: "... YOU WANT BURNING ROTTING CORPSES?!"
Razor (GM): The Zombies move in, surprisingly organized! Four rows of five zombies coming at the Questers!
Metal Man laughs evilly.
Deloth is tempted to aim for Metal, but doesn't.
Locos Docos moves to the side to do this..
Garrick: "About TIME we had some action!"
Gibby: "Boy... that's a lot of zombies..."
Deloth: "Tell me about it."
Yurie: "The living dead rise to meet us gentlemen... shall we reply?"
Locos Docos: "Tt..this... I hate.." *BLLLLAAAACCCC* "...that smell..." *more galumphing coming out."
Aribar first Autoscans them with his Smash Dex Advance.
Smash Dex: *BING!* "Zombie. HP: 50. Def: 15. DR: 5. Zombies are the first denizens of Dracula's castle that most encounter. Their stench and appearance alone is enough to make most turn back. They are not extremely powerful, but they attack in swarms. Death magic heals them, but they are damaged by Curation and Life magics, and seem particularly prone to combustion."
Deloth: "Fire and light and Cures, oh my."
Gibby gets an evil smirk on his face...
Smash Dex: "Light and Darkness attacks also seem to affect them differently."
Locos Docos: "...I full-heartedly...*black!*...agree with stench."
Aribar: "Time to take 'em all out at once! THORDAIN!" *He aims for the middle of the Zombies.*
Razor (GM): Aribar's blast flies into the group... KAZZAP! A huge group of the zombies get SHOCKED. They are too slow to evade anything, but a few of them cringe away from the attack.
Aribar: "NEVER mess with a Jentanian Wizard!"
Deloth: "That's good to soften em' up!"
Metal Man: "I'll smoke these evil Zombies easily."
Aribar: "Oh, Locos, they're animated. DON'T TRY TO TALK SENSE INTO THEM!"
Razor (GM): The ones in the front seem to have taken the brunt of the attack.
Metal Man: "But I'm animated too! Err... I mean..."
Garrick: "I think Locos is currently hurling his guts out, Ari..."
Yurie thrusts her hand out, peppering the first row of four with a string of fireballs.
Razor (GM): The middle Zombie gets NAILED by the fireball... and suddenly bursts into flames! It drops on the spot and burns to a pile of ash.
Deloth: "One down."
Metal Man whips out a little tiny wand full of cubes. "I'll tear them to pieces!"
Garrick: "Just save a bit for me, I have a few tricks I'd like to bust out on them..."
Razor (GM): There's a nice little hole in the front middle of their formation now.
Metal Man runs up to a Zombie in front, then leaps up, sending flames flying everywhere. Four zombies are threatened, one of them takes double fire damage, the others take normal damage.
Yurie: "Metal, punch open the front ranks!"
Razor (GM): The entire front line is BURNINATED... in a massive wave of fire, they're just... gone... completely vaporized... Metal gets the OVERKILL award... +10 coins!
Metal Man: "Woohoo!"
Razor (GM): And now... the Zombies don't look happy. (Wait... zombies can look happy?) There's 15 left...
Yurie: "Garrick! Keep them back from us!"
Gibby: "Yes... please do..."
Yurie: "Gibby, Deloth, use your breath weapons. Razor, take off and pepper them from the air!"
Garrick brings up his buster, twisting it slightly and aiming at the front line of zombies... or, what's left of it. He braces with his left hand and fires one shot..no... four shots! Four bolts of plasma blast out of the cannon and hopefully nail the zombies in the chest or head. "Fork Shot!"
Gibby: "Yurie... I have plans of my own..." *He smirks.*
Aribar: "... Fork Shot?"
Razor (GM): 1, 2, 3! Garrick manages to peg the middle three zombies in what was the second line. The zombies hit stumble a bit, but continue their advance! They attack the party! The three Garrick shot attack him!
Locos Docos: "...Oh dear lord..."
Locos Docos continues to do it down a vent.
Garrick just looks at the zombies after being hit for nearly no damage. "...you were trying to do... what?"
Razor (GM): Three more advance on Yurie, clubbing at her with their rotten fists!
Metal Man: "Watch out, they might shoot fire."
Razor (GM): Miss Miss CRIT!
Deloth: "Zombies? Fire? Probably not."
Razor (GM): One of them manages to club Yurie in the head... the other two... miss horribly... rotten eyes, you know.
Garrick: "Deloth, STOP shouting out toward us when we get hit and concentrate on not getting clubbed YOURSELF."
Yurie is hit. "Gah!"
Razor (GM): Two shuffle over to Deloth and THWACK him. Hits? *THWATHWACK.* A lone zombie attacks Aribar!
Deloth is hit.
Aribar: "Eep!" *That attack is just barely over his Defense!* *He isn't even affected by the zombie's scratches.*
Razor (GM): The remaining five go to their biggest threat, Metal, and SWAMP him. They all club at him at once.
Metal Man is hit four times for almost no damage.
Razor (GM): ...for a special Mass Zombie Assault.
Metal Man: "Hey, good drum work! Now if only you could hit me..."
Deloth uses Divine Cure on the leftmost zombie.
Gibby: "Heh... you call THAT a cure attack?"
Razor (GM): The zombie is engulfed by the spell, and simply crumbles to dust.
Deloth: "Yeah, I do."
Gibby: "You ain't seen nothing yet." *He has something planned...* "Go on Razor..."
Razor steps towards Metal, holding his blades out. "INFERNO!" A cone of flame completely engulfs all five of them. Three success, two failure. They all get burninated... except for the last one, who is licked by the flames. He almost lights on fire.
Gibby: "Step back everyone... watch the master at work." *He sheathes his sword, and takes a look at one of the zombies.* "Alright, Zombie... it's time... to get jiggy with it!" He steps up in front of the Zombie, and suddenly, this weird rap-like music starts playing in the background. Gibby suddenly starts performing The Gibby Dance in a "You Got Served" style dance. He ends it by performing a spinning headstand, and landing on his feet followed by a peace sign.*
Deloth crosses his arms.
Yurie: "...annnnnd break it down..."
Aribar: "I would clap if I was able too..."
Deloth: "Uplift... Good thinking."
Garrick: "...that was... almost entertaining."
Razor (GM): The Zombie just watches Gibby... dance... and his head explodes in a big mess. Its body falls to the floor, now motionless.
Gibby: "That's the way... uh huh uh huh... I like it!" *He moonwalks back to the group.*
Yurie: "...now I know why they call him 'Gibby.'"
Razor (GM): Locos finally runs out of food to throw up... and gets back in the fight!
Aribar: "In the future during my day zombies were easier to kill!"
Locos Docos kinda staggers left and right... and comes back. "...I've finally stopped."
Razor smirks as he steps to the side, blades still glowing as he engulfs another four zombies in a pillar of flames. The entire front line catches aflame. They actually run around a bit, letting out pained groans, before they fall to the ground, crispified.
Razor (GM): Four left!
Yurie whirls, letting another four zombies have it with her fireball barrage.
Razor (GM): Three hits! Yurie manages to bullseye three of the four! All three catch on fire from the hits. But... they don't go down!
Yurie: "Hah! Nice an tost- HEY!"
Gibby: "And now to Burn the house down!" He opens his mouth, and lets out a wave of fire that attacks the remaining zombies.
Metal Man: "If those survive, I will subject them to horrible Beatles music."
Locos Docos: "...I need to toss my cookies still!"
Razor (GM): All succeed in evading... but the one Yurie missed! Damage! Aaand... the one zombie... catches aflame... but is still moving! The others are vaporized completely.
Gibby: "Metal, play that funky music, Steel Boy!"
Deloth puts his hands to his ears.
Metal Man: "We all live in a YELOWWWWWWOWWWWWOWOWOWOWOWOW SUBMARIRIIIIIINNNNNNEEEEEE! YELLLLLLLLLLLOOOOWWW SUBMARINEEEEE~~~~" *He SCREAMS Yellow Submarine at the remaining zombie.*
Deloth uncovers his ears.
Aribar: .oO(... Good thing I don't sleep often... Or else I'd have nightmares of this.)
Locos Docos: "What's wrong with that Beatles' song!?"
Razor (GM): Aaaand... the zombie lets out a terrible shriek. Its head begins to vibrate before it explodes. His chest caves in too... quite the mess. Metal gets a bit of blood on him. (If you've ever seen Dogma... yeah... like that.)
Razor (GM): *FANFARE!*
Deloth does a a victory pose.
Metal Man: "In your face, Farmer Zombie!"
Aribar: "... Ookay..."
Garrick shakes his head "Let's... just keep moving."
Yurie: "Ugh... well... that was interesting."
Gibby: "Yes... onward!" *He moves forward.*
Metal Man: "And now, to spread devastation!"
Deloth walks forward.
Locos Docos deserves only a little healing; he did nothing and was not damaged.
Gibby: "Alright, who wants a Gibby Dance?"
Deloth: "Anyone need a Divine Cure?"
Gibby: "I'll dance in front of ya for free!"
Aribar: "All that Zombie did was scratch my armor."
Locos Docos shrugs and just takes the whole thing.
Gibby dances in front of Yurie... but this time it's the traditional Gibby (chicken) dance... not the rap version.
Deloth puts the mushroom back in his pack and uses D-cure on himself.
Aribar continues forward if that is the only way to go...
Yurie: "Cute." ^^
Razor (GM): The Questers find the hallway eerily quiet again. Only the sound of the shutters clapping interrupts the silence. Down at the end, there is a short staircase, and a large wooden door.
Deloth: "Great, a fork in the road."
Metal Man goes to investigate the shutters as best as he can.
Metal Man picks up the fork laying on the road and stabs Deloth with it. "That's MY fork!"
Deloth: "FIGURE OF SPEECH!"
Aribar cautiously walks forward checking for traps as they move forward.
Razor (GM): Metal find that the shutters are made of... metal. Very shiny metal. He can barely make out a small letter engraved on them. Looks like an M or something...
Deloth flaps his wings a bit and flies up about an inch to avoid any floor traps.
Yurie is walking slowly as well, rapier raised...
Metal Man: "...These shutters are fabulous! I must steal them!"
Deloth flies forward with sword out.
Gibby follows la Yurie.
Metal Man goes to take them off of the window.
Razor: *He shakes his head and follows behind Yurie.*
Razor (GM): The shutters SLAM on Metal's hand for some damage.
Metal Man: "Ow. My hand. I'll teach you!"
Deloth: "That's gotta hurt." *He uses D-cure on Metal.*
Metal Man goes to disable the trap.
Razor (GM): Metal finds... that the shutters... are normal shutters. No trap...
Aribar heads down the steps and to the door attempting to listen to whatever is on the other side.
Metal Man: "...Who slammed them on my hand? I want you to appear before me, before I resort to loud music!"
Yurie: "Hear anything?"
Razor (GM): The wind continues to howl, and the shutters continue to slam open and closed.
Metal Man: "Worthless shutters..."
Deloth: "I have bad vibes about this... Metal, c'mon!"
Metal Man (GM): *He wanders over to the door and goes to open it.
Deloth keeps above the ground a bit.
Aribar: "Wait, Metal!"
Metal Man: "YOUR YELLING WILL ATTRACT THEIR ATTENTION! SHHHHHHHHHHH!!!"
Aribar: "... Don't open the door. I heard something in water on the other side... As well as some fluttering above. My guess is bats and zombies."
Metal Man: "Uhhhh... okay... Deloth, open the door."
Aribar heads to the side of the group. He prepares a Sand Storm special spell.
Deloth flies forward, opens the door, and then quickly flies back. "Stay alert."
Razor (GM): As the Questers step in, they see two possible paths. A small set of earthen stairs leads downwards. They can hear the water from here. Or, they can take a rocky path up above. There appear to be numerous stalactites on the ceiling of this cavernous room.
Deloth lands. "Which way..."
Aribar whispers, "Dracula would probably near the top."
Razor (GM): Note: The Questers are nowhere NEAR the keep...
Deloth: "We shouldn't split up... too risky."
Gibby: "Yeah... lets head up."
Metal Man: "Up." *He starts going upwards.*
Deloth heads towards the upper path.
Aribar begins climbing.
Gibby follows Ari.
Yurie does as well.
Razor (GM): Deloth, Ari, and Metal... they see one of the NUMEROUS "Stalactites" move. Aribar... realizes that each of those is actually a bat. A really big fuggin' bat. Size of his torso, bat.
Deloth backs away.
Razor (GM): They don't seem to have noticed the group, yet.
Aribar whispers, "Bats..."
Deloth: *whispering.* "...get back fast..."
Metal Man moves silently through the area.
Deloth heads back.
Aribar noisily attempts to do the same. Cursed Scalemail!
Yurie sneaks as well.
Gibby moves back as well... the whole silent check thing.
Razor (GM): *FLAPPYFLAP!* Bats have very good hearing, you know. Numerous red spots appear on the ceiling. They're awaaaake... and they're not happy.
Yurie: "...um... time to run!" *RUNS!*
Gibby runs for it!
Aribar dashes as well.
Deloth gets outta there.
Razor (GM): They drop from the ceiling!
Deloth dives down the stairs.
Metal Man whips out his sword, and proceeds forward.
Aribar continues on the uppermost path.
Yurie runs for the lower level, then leaps and tries to tumble, gracefully, down the stairs.
Deloth: "Glad you could join me, Yurie."
Metal Man: "Let's kill these bats."
Yurie: "I... hate... bats..."
Aribar: "We'll hold them off!"
Metal Man: "Aribar and Metal. The classic team. Nothing can defeat us!"
Deloth: "Gibby, over here!"
Gibby hears Deloth's voice, and follows it.
Razor stays up with Metal and Aribar. "I'll stay up here, you guys drop down below... we'll meet you on the other side!"
Gibby: "Good luck!"
Deloth: "Run, Gibby!"
Yurie: "Don't die on us!" *runs with Gibby and Deloth.
Razor (GM): Now, goodness... the Questers have split up!
Gibby is running as fast as his little feet can carry him.
Deloth runs down the path.
Razor (GM): Which means, of course, we'll have to do one group at a time!
Aribar: "Reminds me of dungeon crawling back home..."
Razor (GM): We have: Razor, Metal, and Aribar up top. Yurie, Gibby, and Deloth down below.
Deloth: "Yet ANOTHER thing to have therapy about..."
Razor (GM): Garrick and Locos are kind of in limbo here... LOL Ari.
Garrick takes the lower path with Yurie and the lot.
Deloth: "Along with the bananas and my creation..."
Razor (GM): Okay... Lower group: *PAUSE.* Upper group: INIT!
Metal Man: "It's Bat killing time! We'll show that Batman is weaker than us!"
Razor (GM): There's 32 bats total... the people in this group counted!
Razor smirks and twirls his blades up. "I'll make this quick... WAAVE! SLASH!" He slices at the air, a gray line appearing along eight of the bats! He then... stabs one of them... blah.* And... only 4 hits...
Razor (GM): Four of the bats explode in a bloody mess, showering a number of them with gray bolts of energy! 10 More bats burst in bloody messes!
Metal Man: "Byah! Eat tasty, Tri-colored death!" *He fires a large Tri-attack beam into the cloud of bats.*
Razor (GM): Two of the bats dart out of the way, and six of them burst! 12 bats left! The bats swoop out of the air, six darting at both Razor and Metal. First Razor. Razor darts to and fro, avoiding all of the attacks but one. However, he makes a slash at one of the bats that passes by. The bat explodes, but one of them latches onto Razor! 1 HP DRAIN!
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Razor (GM): They latch on to Metal as well! ...2 points of HP drained! They all flutter back up into a cluster... almost a formation.
Aribar: "Muahahahah! SAND STORM!" *The elf lets loose a cone-shaped blast of sand out of his sword onto his foes--the bats.*
Razor (GM): Five of the bats are caught in the storm... the rest flutter away.
Aribar also Autoscans them.
Razor (GM): It doesn't really matter at this point... because the bats EXPLODE when hit...
Smash Dex: *BING!* "Bat. HP: 8. Defense: 20. DR: 0. Bats. Common annoyances until encountered within the castle. These bats are large, but nimble. While physically weak, they are extremely agile, attack in large numbers, and can strike at the weak points in armor. While they have no specific weaknesses, their physical frailty is quite apparent."
Razor: *He slashes at the air again, nailing three of the bats with a Wave Slash.*
Razor (GM): Miss Miss SPLAT. Two more of the bats asplode. The five remaining bats dive down at Metal, Razor, and Ari... with a Wing Smash attack! Two at Metal, Two at Razor, one at Aribar... first Metal.
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit.
Razor (GM): One critical miss...
Metal Man stabs that Bat with his sword.
Razor (GM): Critical Miss! The bat tries to gnaw Metal's hand.
Metal Man (GM): *Miss.*
Razor (GM): Razor also takes a hit. Ari is hit too!
Aribar has... almost no HP left.
Razor (GM): Five bats remain...
Metal Man fires another tri-attack beam at the 5 remaining bats. He kills them good.
Razor (GM): *FANFARE!* KERSPLOOOOOODE! The final bats are blown apart in the air. The trio realizes they are all now covered in bat blood... ewww. Everything falls quiet... until the trio hear the sounds of battle from below!
Aribar: "... Piffle!" *Looks to see if jumping below is a good idea.*
Razor (GM): They can make it down there... but you'll have to take the stairs... the three will be able to join in the battle below in a bit of time.
Razor (GM): *Group 2.*
Razor (GM): This group makes their way down the stairs. They hear the sounds of battle from up above. As they descend, the light begins to dim, and the air becomes stagnant. The sounds of moving water become louder as they approach the lower level. They unsteadily reach the bottom of the stairs... the only light is coming from a few candles on the walls, and what appears to be a lantern held by a crouched figure a short ways ahead. He stands on a large platform in the middle of the water... and that's the strange part. The normally murky waters of Castlevania are almost black... appearing more like crude oil than water. The man seems engrossed in work, and doesn't notice the group.
Gibby: "I wonder who that is?"
Deloth: "Man, that water looks disgusting."
Locos Docos: "...I can't see exactly... but something reeks!"
Deloth looks towards the figure.
Razor (GM): www.angelfire.com/art2/yahrazor/REQUIEM.MID.
Garrick: "...this isn't right."
Gibby: "What do you mean?"
Deloth pulls out his sword.
Locos Docos: "What... a...STENCH."
Deloth: "Something feels wrong here..."
Razor (GM): This group can easily cross the water to the large circular platform with little more than a jump.
Garrick powers up his buster "Keep moving. Stay ready."
Luthiel Moonlek would look up from the water and over his shoulder at the approaching figures with a blink, standing to turn to look at them and holding the lantern up. They could see he was rather tall and thin, green eyes and a young face. He's wearing white clothing and has a necklace of wooden beads wrapped around his hand. "Who are you?" His voice almost gentle.
Garrick moves forward and jumps to the platform.
Gibby unsheathes his sword.
Deloth leaps to the platform.
Gibby: "We were gonna ask you the same thing." *He jumps the platform.*
Yurie has her own sword out as well, looking over at the figure with her rapier brandished. "And you would be? And what're you doing in this place..." *She leaps over as well, landing gracefully...*
Garrick: "Stole the words from my mouth, Yurie."
Locos Docos decides against bringing out the mauler, and takes a more hop-ish than jump thing to the platform over the crude-ish oil-ish water.
Luthiel Moonlek would blink a little and step back a little as they brandish their weapons. "Now wait a second... I mean you no harm. I am a priest from outside the castle. My name is Luthiel Moonlek... I came here to find out why these waters are so polluted, since nobody else would volunteer. Are you here for the same reason?"
Deloth: "Kind of."
Locos Docos: "Nay."
Yurie: "Kinda... we're here to take care of Dracula..."
Garrick: "Or at least try."
Razor (GM): Locos would notice motion in the murky water behind Luthiel. There's something alive down there. Yurie thinks she may have seen something moving about, but can't be sure.
Deloth: "Locos, you look uneasy."
Yurie: "...guys... I think we have company..."
Locos Docos: "...Aye; something be actually living in that slop."
Yurie draws her sword slowly..
Garrick glances to Yurie, then glances toward the water. "...I don't see anything..."
Deloth: "Oh, man."
Razor (GM): aaand... SPLOOSH!
Deloth gets into a battle stance.
Luthiel Moonlek would note the area where Locos was looking at and turn as he hears the sploosh, brandishing a sturdy wooden boomerang that looks like a cross.
Locos Docos unsheathes his mauler.
Razor (GM): Numerous dark figues fly up from the water, right up behind Luthiel. Their skin ranges from shades of blue to orange in the light. The filthy water is still dripping off them. They are scaly, fishy men... and don't look too happy. http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/madforest.mid
Yurie: "Lovely, and us without our lightning mage..."
Deloth: "Anybody got an idea?"
Garrick: "We'll just have to deal."
Gibby: "Just... hit them until they die."
Garrick shrugs his jacket onto his shoulder and starts his usual stutter step.
Razor (GM): The monsters use the element of surprise and storm the party. One runs at each of the Questers, slicing at them with clawed hands. Three of them hang back, spitting out odd blue fireballs at Yurie, Garrick, and Locos.
Locos Docos: "Come on, ya scaly stinky, cat o' nine tails slumps..."
Razor (GM): CRIT to Gibby!
Gibby is messed up!
Razor (GM): Locos avoids! Yurie AVOIDS.
Locos Docos leapfrogs out of the attack, barely getting slashed by the gross creature from underwater.
Yurie whirls out of the way of the fireballs, then lands in a crouch, growling softly...
Razor (GM): Wow... they all managed to MISS... the fireballs whizz by the Questers' heads and slam into the walls behind them.
Deloth: "Lousy shots."
Garrick gets slashed across the chest, but is able to dodge out of the way just in time "These things mean business. Take 'em with lightning magic."
Yurie: "You know... I'm really beginning to dislike this castle..."
Gibby gets whacked. "OW! You'll pay for that, fish man!"
Garrick just sorta stands there... again. "...is it just me, or do none of the monsters here hit hard?"
Razor (GM): Then no damage...
Deloth just stands there, blinking.
Gibby: "...shut up..."
Locos Docos: "...For now, they were slouching."
Razor (GM): They all hop back into a strange arc formation.
Deloth turns to Gibby and casts Divine Cure on him.
Gibby: "Whoot! Thanks, Deloth!"
Garrick: "...did you just say 'Whoot'?"
Deloth: "No problem, Gibbs."
Gibby: "...yeah... it's what I say..."
Garrick: "...but what's that mean, exactly?"
Deloth: "It's a synonym for huzzah."
Yurie smirks, then thrusts her hand forwards, peppering two of the monsters with fireballs.
Gibby: "Umm... okay, that works."
Yurie: 2 hits... 1 on each.
Razor (GM): Miss HIT HIT Miss... SLAM SLAM! They stumble back from the fireballs, the black water actually burning for a moment. Damn that smells bad.
Deloth: "Aw, that smell reeks."
Gibby runs at the fishy thing that attacked him, and attempts to connect with an upward slash.
Razor (GM): KASLASH!
Yurie: "Ugh... smells... like oil..."
Razor (GM): The fishman glares at Gibby angrily, his sword scraping harmlessly on its scaly hide.
Deloth: "Somebody, scan one of those mermonsters!"
Garrick: "Run off from the new technology maybe?"
Gibby: "Hmm... that bad..."
Garrick: "I got it." *SCAN.*
Smash Dex: *BING!*
Luthiel Moonlek would blink a little and glance at the Dexes, then look back at the Fishmen.
Smash Dex: "Fishman. HP: 69 (Yes... I actually rolled it) Defense: 18. DR: 8. The Fishmen are a common site in the waters in and around Castlevania. They are fearsome, powerful creatures, and many comers who make it through the first hallway of the castle will find themselves suddenly swamped by these monsters. They can fire bolts of fiery energy from their mouths which pierce through any defenses. They are particularly vulnerable to electricity, but are immune to the effects of cold."
Deloth: "Ari reeeeally should be here..."
Locos Docos: "...This cancels out white Air."
Gibby: "Well hopefully they won't have a hard time with those bats."
Yurie: "Switch to Warlock Punch Locos..."
Locos Docos: "..." He glares at Yurie. "Why would I use that!? It's of the darkness! And these creatures are of that same kind of source of power!"
Luthiel Moonlek would take a moment to cast Bless on the group. He would glare at the Fishman that attacked him and hurl the wooden boomerang at him. "Back into the murky depths you go, unholy creature!"
Razor (GM): *MISS!* The fishman steps out of the way.
Luthiel Moonlek catches the boomerang as it returns.
Locos Docos: "You want to be abominations? Here then... have a cookie." *He tosses out... a cookie. It hovers in the middle of the battlefield, hoping to target a fishman with the largest health count.*
Deloth: "A cookie..."
Yurie: "Trust me, that ain't no normal cookie..."
Garrick: "I think we gathered that."
Gibby: "Quiet! You're making me hungry..."
Deloth resists the urge to go get the cookie.
Locos Docos: The cookie goes back to the owner, and hovers over him. It heals him, Locos, for some health.
Luthiel Moonlek: "A... cookie?" He blinks.
Deloth: "Wow, a magic cookie."
Gibby: "Yeah... THAT was helpful."
Locos Docos: "...Darn Yoshi Cookie..."
Gibby: "Alright, fish... you're going to be served FRIED!" *He opens his mouth, and shoots a wave of fire at the fish.*
Razor (GM): Two in front of Locos are FRIED, and three others are caught in the blast. TORCH.
Deloth: "Good thinking, Gibby!"
Gibby burps up a puff of smoke. "Heart burn... ugh..."
Deloth spins his katana above him, then slashes downwards, creating a white wave of energy flying towards a fishman. "Phasebolt!"
Razor (GM): The fishman Deloth hit stumbles back... it appears to be weakening.
Deloth: "Everyone, aim for that one!"
Garrick spend another round charging. The others would plainly see not only Garrick's buster glowing a electric blue, but his gloves and boots are glowing as well.
Gibby: "Oooo... pretty..."
Yurie: "Ooohboy, here comes the explosion..."
Gibby: "Explosion? EEP!" *He steps far back.*
Deloth steps back a bit as well.
Luthiel Moonlek would look to Garrick and take a few steps back with Gibby and Del.
Garrick: "Alright, try this out. CHARGED FORK SHOT!!" Garrick yells out as he braces with his left hand, sending not one, not two, not three, but FOUR massive charged plasma shots and four very unlucky Fishymen.
Deloth: "Whoa, what a blast..." *He runs back to his original position.*
Razor (GM): Well... two unlucky fishmen... Garrick's shots assault the front line, slamming into two of them. A SPLODE!
Deloth: "What a hit!"
Luthiel Moonlek would blink and take a few steps forward. "Whoa..." Moving to his original position.
Yurie steps back, covering her face with her arm to protect herself from the shockwave.
Razor (GM): Garrick COMPLETELY obliterates two fishmen... so much so that he simply annihilates an entire line, taking a third fishman out as well... three smoking craters... and a hefty OVERKILL award for Garrick... Garrick, 25 coins!
Garrick lets out a chuckle and blows the smoke coming out of his cannon.
Razor (GM): Those were three UNHARMED fishmen, by the way... Well, Deloth... you need to do something cool...*shrugs.*
Deloth high-fives Garrick.
Gibby is glad he didn't have to go after Garrick.
Garrick slaps his hand down low, behind his back. "Don't get cocky just yet, there's still a few more left."
Luthiel Moonlek would try to focus his mind a bit more and hope for a hit this time. He hurls the cross boomerang at the weakest Fishman.
Razor (GM): PING. Luthiel misses horribly... but the fishman doesn't seem to be paying attention... as the boomerang SLAMS into the back of his head. He grumbles as Luthiel hits a fleshy part, and deal full damage. Why? BECAUSE I SAID SO!
Deloth: "Nice shot."
Luthiel Moonlek catches the boomerang. He nods to Deloth. "Thank you."
Yurie smirks, then steps forwards, letting fly with another string of fireballs, right at the fishmen...
Razor (GM): One... hit. The fishman screams in pain... horrifying, really... as it goes up in flames, the polluted water completely igniting. It runs around, flailing its limbs, screeching terribly before finally dropping to the ground.
Gibby: "...I'd feel bad if they weren't so... fishy..."
Luthiel Moonlek would just watch the fishman as he burns up and falls over.
Razor (GM): Five left...
Yurie: "Anyone want freshly roasted fish?"
Locos Docos: "Here, have another cookie!" *He gulps down more Coca-cola, throws it to the side, and tosses another Yoshi Cookie into the air. It hovers, and targets either the fisherman with the most health count or himself.*
Locos Docos: The cookie goes right down the fishman's throat after smacking its... weapon?
Razor (GM): The lone uninjured fishman freezes in place... and its arms fall right off. It just... sits there. Yeah, immune to ice attacks... but not to freezing, apparently.
Yurie: "...um... okay... that was... weird..."
Locos Docos: "A weird attack for me..."
Locos Docos: "Shouldn't I have one like that?"
Garrick: "Get a few cubes and make one."
Gibby: "I want a cookie..."
Razor (GM): The other fishmen blink a few times before screeching and all turning towards Garrick. They look very angry at him for blasting three of their buddies, and the four of them let out a string of blue fireballs!
Locos Docos: "If I'm really lucky, I'd even be able to control my opponent for one round!"
Garrick: "DAHH!!" *He takes a pair of fireballs to the gut, growling.*
Gibby runs over to the frozen fishy (mmmm... frozen fish sticks...) and leaps into the air. His sword starts charging up in a white aura while in the air. "Time to slice and dice... Double Edge Dance!" He lands in front of the fish on the tip of his foot. Then proceeds to slash the fish 4 times in one smooth motion.
Locos Docos is not targeting it this turn.
Razor (GM): Chop, stutter, chop, CHOP! CLING CLANG CLONG! The frozen fishy, frozen scales shatter with the cuts. It falls to the ground and shatters... ewww... messy.
Gibby: "Ahh... fishy dead."
Garrick: "Fishy chopped to bits. Only three left!"
Razor (GM): 4 Fishmen left.
Deloth casts Divine Cure on Garrick.
Razor (GM): Garrick: Ahhh... much better...
Garrick sighs slightly and stands up straighter "I needed that."
Locos Docos: "Here we go again!" *He throws his third cookie into the air. Hopefully, it'll target the next fish with the largest health count again.*
Deloth: "Where would you be without me?"
Garrick: "We'd just turn to marshmallow man."
Gibby: "Go to me."
Deloth watches the cookie fly through the air.
Locos Docos: The cookie is swallowed by that fishman, and groans in pain.
Deloth: "Gooo, magic cookie!"
Locos Docos: "It has more than 15 different possibilities!"
Razor (GM): Da Fishmen attack! They spit fire again... two at Gibby, one at Locos, one at Garrick.
Garrick dodges easily, moving to the side and cracking his neck.
Gibby ducks the fire... ok he just stands there as they fly past him... he's just small OK?
Locos Docos uses both fists and deflect it to a wall.
Razor (GM): The one shooting at Garrick actually managed to blast itself in the foot...
Deloth: "All brawn, no brains."
Luthiel Moonlek would try another boomerang toss again...
Razor (GM): KerSMACK! It gets pegged in the face! o.o The fishman rubs its nose and glares at Luthiel.
Luthiel Moonlek catches the boomerang and laughs.
Gibby: "Umm... I don't think it hurt him."
Yurie: "I think it just aggravated him..."
Garrick: "Or messed up his sinuses."
Gibby: "I think I'm hungry..."
Luthiel Moonlek shrugs a bit. "It's still funny to see a fish rub his nose..."
Gibby: "Cookies, Fish..."
Deloth: "Got anything besides that 'rang?"
Yurie whips her sword down, then rushes the Fishman Leth whacked, then thrusts her sword forward, the blade glowing as she initiates a Power Strike.
Luthiel Moonlek: "Fists?"
Razor (GM): STABBITY!
Garrick: "Any magic?"
Luthiel Moonlek shakes his head.
Razor (GM): The fishman grunts as your blade slices into its scales, a bit of dark blood getting on Yurie's blade.
Garrick: "...well, just stay back and toss your cross then."
Deloth wonders if that boomerang has a slot. "Here, take this."
Luthiel Moonlek blinks and watches Deloth.
Deloth pulls a Haste cube out of his sword and hands it to Luthiel.
Garrick brings his hand forward and fires off a ZAP spell at the nearest one.
Luthiel Moonlek glances at Garrick and looks at the cube, reaching for it. "What is this?..."
Deloth: "You can have it for this fight."
Yurie: "It's a Cube. Slot it into your armor!"
Luthiel Moonlek would take the cube and slot it into his silk robe.
Razor (GM): KAZZAP! The beat up fishman near Yurie twitches madly and falls to the ground... it FRIES from the inside out. Smelly...
Deloth: "You can cast Haste on someone to make them move faster. Smells like a landfill in here."
Luthiel Moonlek would give a bow to Deloth. "Thank you... I'll put it to good use for this fight."
Locos Docos: "The only challenge here is surviving their stench... PEW!"
Yurie growls and release another fireball barrage.
Razor (GM): Two Hits.
Deloth brought some garlic anyway.
Razor (GM): FRYYYYYYYY! The Fishman bursts into flames and stumbles back, falling into the water. Apparently it's not THAT flammable...
Deloth: "Get set to get wet, mermorons!"
Locos Docos: "...Baaaaad joke."
Luthiel Moonlek chuckles a bit and shakes his head.
Garrick: "...alright..." Lets out a growl as his body glows a purplish color. He points at the last two Fishmen and BLASTS them with bolts of purple energy "FREE ENERGY!!"
Razor (GM): Half damage.
Gibby decides to become Trogdor, and BURNINATES THEM!!!
Razor (GM): Another hit for full damage, from Gibby.
Locos Docos tosses one more cookie into the air, this time targeting a random enemy or him. It goes down another fishmen's throat, and deals another solid chunk of damage.
Luthiel Moonlek would turn and cast Haste on Deloth, then throw the boomerang at the fishman with the lowest health.
Razor (GM): HIT!
Deloth races forward at superspeed and twirls into the most injured fishman, sword out.
Razor (GM): *MISS.*
Deloth attempts to stab another Fishman through the heart.
Razor (GM): HIT. Stab.
Deloth rolls back to the group.
Razor (GM): Congratulations, Deloth! Deloth has managed to even out their health to 18! Quite the feat indeed! He gets an IMPROBABLE award... 18 coins! The Fishmen fire one fireball each at Yurie and Garrick. It hits Garrick.
Locos Docos: "...This is taking longer than a loob-ball contest. Let's end this before I become bored."
Garrick: "Let's just DROP them already!"
Razor (GM): Aaaaand... Aribar and Razor come charging down the stairs, covered in bat blood! ARIBAR AND RAZOR JOIN THE FIGHT!
Garrick: "It's about TIME you got here!"
Gibby: "Nice of you to arrive, guys."
Deloth: "Nice to see you guys. Now, let's kill."
Razor (GM): "Having fun guys?"
Locos Docos listens to them coming.
Garrick: "Just SHOOT them."
Locos Docos: "Nothing happening upstairs?"
Garrick brings his buster up, right as Raze does most likely.
Aribar: "From bats to... Fishmen?"
Razor flips out his blades, and one of them charges with black energy. He holds out the blade, a black pulse of energy shooting into one of the Fishmen. "OBLITERATE!" The fishman is engulfed by the blackness... and when the energy fades, the Fishman is simply... gone.
Garrick fires off another ZAP.
Razor (GM): KAZZZZZAP! The fishman twitches a few times, smoking, and drops to the ground, dead. *FANFARE!*
Deloth victory poses.
Aribar: "Aww... You didn't leave any for me!"
Garrick: "...Deloth. Heal me again."
Razor (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/sony/ps1/olrox.mid
Luthiel Moonlek rubs the back of his head and would return the Haste cube to Deloth.
Deloth casts Divine Cure on Garrick.
Locos Docos: "All right! Now let's move on before I become bored again."
Deloth: "Luthiel, keep the cube." *He smiles.*
Luthiel Moonlek: "Are you sure?"
Garrick: "Alright. Let's get moving." *He heads forward, walking at a brisk pace.*
Aribar munches down a Mission Mushroom before following the others.
Luthiel Moonlek nods with a smile and places the cube back. "Thank you. Now, let's go." He hops off the platform and heads towards the stairs.
Deloth walks forwards.
Razor sheathes his blades and takes the lead. "Let's just get this job done." He raises an eyebrow to Luthiel before heading up the stairs at the other end of the hall, wings flexing.
Locos Docos follows on.
Razor (GM): Aaaand... we'll make a long story short here...
Aribar: "Who is the new guy?"
Gibby heads onward... making sure not to touch the water... ewww...
Garrick: "Some priest."
Gibby: "A priest."
Yurie: "Ah... Ari, Metal, Raz, this is... What was your name again?"
Luthiel Moonlek: "Luthiel... Luthiel Moonlek."
Locos Docos: "Right... Moony."
Yurie: "Right... here. hold on a sec..."
Gibby: "Odd name..."
Luthiel Moonlek blinks a little at Locos, and then at Gibby..
Aribar: "Pleased to meet you."
Razor (GM): Everyone moves into the next room... it's somewhat outdoors. Bones litter the ground, along with pieces of armor, rusted old weapons, etc. It's a fairly simple... small dirt floor arena.
Deloth looks at the armor.
Luthiel Moonlek: "A pleasure to meet you as well."
Yurie taps her rapier, then flicks it upwards, a cube floating upward as she catches it, the tosses it to Luth.
Locos Docos: "...I don't like this place."
Razor nods. "Same..." He turns and looks across to the other end. "Our goal should be just beyond that door..."
Deloth: "This might be useful..."
Gibby: "Hmm... I wonder what lurks around here?"
Yurie: "Here, catch this and Slot it into that boomerang of yours."
Aribar searches the weapons for something... More valuable.
Yurie: *Luth receives Damage x1.5.*
Luthiel Moonlek blinks and catches the incoming cube. "Okay... Well, thank you, miss..."
Razor (GM): Aribar... doesn't find a valuable weapon... but he does find... 50 coins!
Deloth searches through the armor.
Luthiel Moonlek slots the boomerang with the said cube.
Yurie: "Don't mention it..."
Razor (GM): At that point... some of the bones begin to attach together at the other end of the arena-like place.
Yurie: "...the heck?"
Locos Docos: "...I'd rather not get dirty in this pile."
Deloth quickly looks up.
Garrick: "...much more than skeletons..."
Locos Docos: "Oohh goody... what Del said. Might be a dragon skeleton."
Garrick: "Something tells me we're fighting something more than skeletons..."
Yurie: "...very bad looking Skeletons..."
Gibby: "DEAD Skeletons!"
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Aribar: "Priest, I hope you have curative spells!"
Gibby: "...oh yeah! My cure spell should take them down!"
Locos Docos: "Unsheathe thy weapons, an aaasthume the posssithion!"
Garrick: "...what the CRAP was that, Locos?"
Gibby: "Don't ask..."
Razor (GM): They slowly form into skeletons, yes. Out of the door ahead of you steps another skeleton... and in his presence, the others gain his odd trait. They all turn crimson, and begin to drip blood to the ground. This one who came out is actually armored. He holds two swords... one a large katana, the other a thin purplish blade. Attached to its shoulder is some kind of MASSIVE cannon...
Yurie: "Does it matter? Here it comes..."
Garrick: "...hoooooly crap."
Razor (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/DwellingofDoom.mid
Luthiel Moonlek blinks a little and grips the beads in his hand, staring down that massive skeleton.
Gibby: "...that's the most BAD ASS skeleton I've ever seen."
Yurie flicks open her Dex and scans the Skeleton.
Smash Dex: *BING!* "Blood Skeletons and Commander. HP: 23/91. Defense: 17/22. DR: 0/10. Blood Skeletons are some of the most dangerous, and annoying, denizens of the Count's castle. While they are generally not too tough physically, they have the ability to deal a good deal of damage, and they refuse to stay dead. Conventional attacks will not permanently defeat Blood Skeletons. Being undead, they are healed by Death magics, and are vulnerable to damage from Cure and Life magics. These skeletons, however, are. This particular Blood Skeleton seems tougher than the others. It has somehow been outfitted with powerful pieces of technology, armor, and weapons. It is wielding the magical Were Bane, a powerful rapier especially strong against werecreatures, and what appears to be an Osafune crafted Katana. On its shoulder appears to be an elemental buster cannon, crafter unknown. Be careful."
Garrick: "...I call the cannon."
Yurie: "Dibs on the rapier."
Aribar: "Were Bane!"
Luthiel Moonlek takes out his boomerang again.
Yurie draws her sword.
Garrick: "Well, shall we, gentlemen and lady?"
Gibby: "I just wanna beat it up!"
Razor (GM): There are five blood skeletons in front... the commander is behind them.
Garrick brings his buster back, charging for this round.
Locos Docos: "And this is why I didn't bring darkness along with me."
Yurie: "No fire spells guys... Priest... hope you can do something to help with this..."
Gibby decides to start things off on a good note. He walks over to the Skeleton commander, and magically, he wearing a Blues Brother's outfit, complete with tie and hat. The lights dim, and Gibby pulls a harmonica out. He starts playing a smooth jazzy tune while dancing a slower version of the Gibby Dance at the same time. When he finishes, the outfit and harmonica disappear, and the lights come back.
Luthiel Moonlek nods to Yurie. "I'm not a priest for nothing, now... I have something."
Razor (GM): The Blood Skeleton sizzles a bit...
Locos Docos aims at the first regular Blood Skeleton. He raises his left arm to it, and cups the wrist with his right hand. He focuses all the power into for a short burst and yells "WWWWWHHHHHIIIITTTTEEE... AAAIIIRRR!" It then fires white energy as a cone at the skeleton.
Razor (GM): Locos hits multiple targets.
Razor growls lightly. "These guys are just ASKING for a wave slash..." Then he shakes his head slowly. "That won't work... not if the Dex is right... sooooo... RESURRECTION!" He holds out one of his blades at an uninjured skeleton, who is engulfed in a white aura. He's behind the other ones... Far enough to be out of the range of a Cone, but not a Line. The Skeleton screeches, and in a blinding flash, crumbles to dust.
Yurie looks around, then delays her turn..
Luthiel Moonlek would hold his boomerang in his right hand and those beads in his left. He raises his left hand and holds the beads in the direction of the skeletons... The beads being his holy item as he uses his Turn Undead Skill.
Razor (GM): The four Skeletons in front simply disintegrate as Luthiel shows off his holy might! The Commander glares at him, thoroughly PISSED.
Locos Docos: "Yes! At the priest!"
Razor (GM): "Nice..."
Luthiel Moonlek gives a slight nod and lowers the beads, glaring at the commander.
Garrick merely grunts, glaring at the Commander as well as he slowly begins to walk toward the front of the group.
Luthiel Moonlek just glares at the commander.
Razor (GM): The commander braces itself. The cannon on its shoulder crackles with electricity before firing three bolts of electric energy at Luthiel! HITCRITHIT. That's... a whole mess of electric damage...
Gibby: "...oh my..."
Razor (GM): "Damn!" *Sizzle...*
Locos Docos: "...Sizzling." *He gets out a marshmallow.*
Gibby: "...Locos... don't start!"
Razor (GM): Luth's probably DEAD at this point...
Yurie: "Save the marshmallows..."
Luthiel Moonlek falls over. Word of advice, don't, piss off any skeletons...
Razor (GM): The commander isn't done yet... it didn't like Gibby's dance... It steps up to him and slashes down at him with its two swords. Miss and CRITMISS...
Gibby dodges them both. "Critics..."
Razor (GM): The Were Bane becomes lodged in the ground...
Gibby leaps up into the air, and comes crashing down on the commander with a downward stab.
Razor (GM): *MISS!* It rolls out of the way of Gibby's stab... but is forced to abandon the Were Bane to do so!
Gibby: "Somebody get that Were Bane!"
Locos Docos: "...I'm not good with swords."
Yurie smirks, then rushes over to the sword and grabs up the sword... then throws the blade into the air...
Aribar: "Didn't Yurie call-- Yup..."
Yurie: "I claim this sword as my own, and in doing so, claim the spirit of this blade, I name thee, Werebane!" *He raises her sword in salute, the rapier's blade shimmering, then vanishing. Werebane glows, then dissolves into a mote of light, sinking into where the blade was, leaving behind a steel and silver blade with a faint purple glow.* "...Damn I'm good..." *win pose.*
Razor blinks. "Ummm... ooookay. That works."
Locos Docos: "...Does that mean you're gonna give up your other sword? Now... that is the shiznnight!"
Aribar: "The wha...?"
Locos Docos: "...Would someone else go before I die from the eerieness that comes from that blood of bones."
Garrick brings his buster back, charging for this round.
Aribar raises Mage Masher into the air. The blade begins to glow with electricity as Aribar summons up arcane energies. While standing where he's at the elf points his sword towards the enemies and sparks of electricity form around them. Bolts of lightning fall from the sky onto the skeleton captain as the terror of Thordain is released. "Arshes-Falma!"
Razor (GM): Half damage...
Razor growls, turning to the fried Luthiel. "Come on, holy man, get back up! Resurrection!" White light engulfs him, and he is revived at full health!* No loss of a life, this way.
Luthiel Moonlek stands and shakes his head a little, looking around. "Eh?... I'm not... dead?"
Razor (GM): Mister Commander turns to Razor. It looks none too happy about revival. It's shoulder cannon begins to charge again... this time the barrel frosts over. It fires a triple Icy burst at Razor!
Razor darts out of the way of the blasts, though barely. "Crap! Ice!?!"
Razor (GM): The Commander steps in to try to slash him! HIT! One... damage...
Locos Docos: "...Are you happy now, ya big ol pile of non-flesh?"
Aribar holds his hands out before him as two lightning-bolt shaped bursts of blue energy fly towards the Commander! Aribar's version of a Magic Missle spell. "Faer Nl'gnos."
Gibby opens his mouth, and shoots out a wave of flames at the commander.
Razor (GM): No damage.
Yurie growls, then steps up to the Skele and introduces him to her new sword, the hard way. SMASH ATTACK! CRITICAL.
Razor (GM): CRITICAL SMASH!
Locos Docos: "...One way only to deal with his kind: allies, cover thy ears..."
Gibby covers his "Ears."
Yurie covers her ears.
Razor covers his ears. "Locos!"
Locos Docos inhales as much as he can... face turning blue, then where he would yell, instead a loud BBOOOOMMMM thunder goes to the Commander.
Luthiel Moonlek would... cover his ears.
Aribar blinks... And is unable to cover his ears because he has a sword in his hand.
Razor (GM): FULL DAMAGE. The Skeleton goes flying back... and slams into the wall. Its body shatters, and falls to the ground in a pile of bloody bones, sword, and buster cannon.
Luthiel Moonlek smiles to Locos. "Nice shot..."
Locos Docos breathes normal again... "I thank you."
Luthiel Moonlek nods a little and wraps the beads around his left hand, and turns to Razor. "And thank you, for reviving me."
Razor smirks and walks over to it. He looks down at the Katana. "Deloth will like this..." He reaches down to grab it, but suddenly leaps away. The bones are reattaching!
Locos Docos takes another coughdrop.
Razor (GM): "What the HELL!?!"
Luthiel Moonlek blinks and look at the skeleton... Too late for that, then..
Locos Docos: "This candy is delicious AND helps my throat!"
Razor (GM): The Skeleton Commander's teeth chatter as it stands to full height again.
Locos Docos: "...You know why I hate and love this at the same time."
Yurie: "Life magics..."
Locos Docos: "While I don't appreciate you not staying down..."
Garrick holds the charge for a moment, then fires it at the skeleton that just popped up.
Locos Docos smiles sadistically. :D
Razor glances to Yurie. "I think I got what you're saying..." He flips his blade around a bit. *MISS.*
Locos Docos: "This means we get to prolong YOUR SUFFERING!!"
Luthiel Moonlek would glare at the Commander, angry that he had hit Razor. He closes his eyes and casts Shield of Faith. He then holds up those holy beads again, trying another Turn Undead!
Razor (GM): The Commander seems completely unphased by Luthiel's Turning attempt... he's just too damn tough!
Locos Docos: "SLASH... BURN... DESTROY! ERADICATE!!"
Yurie smashes him again. crit.
Razor (GM): .. The Commander turns to Yurie, the buster cannon releasing a triple ball of flame! Aaaand, a slash!
Yurie acks and dodges around the incoming blasts AND the slash.
Yurie: "KILLEM! KILLEM! HURRY UPPPP!!!" @.@
Locos Docos: "Come on, priest. Smack him down."
Luthiel Moonlek would take out the good 'ol boomerang again and cast the Damage 1.5x cube Yurie gave him. He then hurls the boomerang at the Commander.
Razor (GM): HIT. Luthiel deals one damage...
Garrick just casts a ZAP.
Razor holds up the blade. "You're dust! Resurrection!" That white aura surrounds the skeleton! *SUCCESS!* The Skeleton's HP is HALVED.
Gibby performs his little Gibby Dance in front of the commander once more... but it's the traditional version.
Razor (GM): SizzlesizzlesizzlesizzleASPLODE! Gibby dances the Skeleton to DEATH!
Yurie: "...I think the skeleton just went asplode..."
Locos Docos: "Finally... it went away."
Luthiel Moonlek sighs in relief and then puts away the boomerang. "Good job, small, blue one..."
Yurie salutes the dust, then sheathes her sword.
Locos Docos will now blindly follow the group.
Razor twirls his blades about, sheathes them, grabs up the Katana for Deloth and moves towards the door.
Gibby: "Yes, well... thanks goodness I always wanted to be a dancer."
Garrick sighs slightly, his buster arm dropping to his side and picks up that buster cannon, shouldering it and walking off.
Yurie: "Just as long as it isn't the exotic kind..."
Luthiel Moonlek would follow Razor, walking along side Gibby. "You'd make a fine dancer."
Aribar: "... Does anyone else find it WRONG that a skeleton died by being DANCED?"
Yurie: "Of course it is..."
Gibby: "No way! My dancing is LETHAL!" *He strikes a disco pose.*.
Locos Docos: "I have a cookie to attack... isn't that more wrong?"
Razor (GM): Garrick can't quite figure out how to work the Buster Cannon, but there's some kind of marking on it... looks like a squiggle and an M.
Gibby takes a look at the Cannon. "Hmm..."
Garrick tries scanning it with the dex.
Razor (GM): *BING!*
Gibby: "It's obvious that the M stands for... DRACULA!"
Dex: "LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!"
Luthiel Moonlek spins around, brandishing the beads and the boomerang.
Razor (GM): A dark figure hovers up in the air above the party...
Aribar takes it he hears that and turns about.
Razor (GM): http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/cv1s6.mid
Aribar: "Ooooh... Piffle!"
Razor (GM): And with Aribar's quote... I fear we must close, unfortunately.