Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 80: The Phantom Satellite
Date: August 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2004.
Locos Docos: "'Ell now, Mr. Beepa. I be selling these cubes that be in me mallet 'ere."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Which ones are those?"
Locos Docos takes out the cubes of Mug and Counter. "These are the ones."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Hmmmm. I'll give you 60 coins for both."
Locos Docos: "These are fine cubes, aren't they?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes."
Locos Docos: "And I must say... you continue to run a successful business."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Well, it is interesting how the years have passed..."
Locos Docos: "I agree. Perhaps you can part with 125 coins total for the both of them?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "That is a mite more than market price... I'll give ya 85 coins. No more or less."
Locos Docos: "...They weren't of much use to me anyway." *He just stares into this black little eyes.* "You drive a hard bargain. Very well. 85 it is!"
Metal Man (GM): Mr. Game and Watch fishes out 85 coins and takes the cubes in exchange.
Mr. Game and Watch: "Well, that's why I'm still here, and Pinach isn't."
Locos Docos: "Not know of him." *He puts down 585 coins and takes out his tacky Kokiri Wooden plate onto the counter.* "With the plate, how much would a Sapphire Tunic cost? I need to ...update my 'fashion' so to speak."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Yes...well... 1465 coins."
Locos Docos: "You."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Eh... what type?"
Locos Docos: "Mushroom Kingdom Federal. ...or did Wario trick me?"
Mr. Game and Watch: "Nononono, that's okay. Though it appears Wario hasn't... uh... put down your amount... what is it?"
Locos Docos: "Alright... closes his eyes... 1465... minus 585..." *He opens his eyes and writes out a check for 880 coins toooo...* "What's this out to? The Melee stadium shop or you?"
Mr. Game and Watch: *Glances at check.* "So you have 2345 coins total? Well, if you made that the correct price, then write it out to Game and Watch's Item Emporium."
Locos Docos: "I glanced last to my total account, counting in my pocket and at bank... At 2,615... that'd bring my total down to..."
Mr. Game and Watch: "1150 coins."
Locos Docos: "Okay, I wrote out the check and now left with that much."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Good." *He pulls out a sapphire tunic, and hands it to Locos. He takes the Kokiri Wood Plate.*
Locos Docos tries it on. "Ohhh... yeeeahhh... I feel more powerful now."
Mr. Game and Watch: "Oh yeah... Metal is also selling a one of a kind shield for a lot of money. I only am telling you because you might be able to get it from him for cheap. It's an outdated model, but stronger than all but our best shield for some reason. I think it was a mistake."
Locos Docos: "...I'll look into it. Have a nice-a day." *He goes back to resting in big room.*
Mr. Game and Watch: "You too."
Metal Man (GM): Hey, look! Phantom is in the big room! I wonder how he snuck in?
Phantom: "Wow, this place has changed a lot. The wallpaper has gone from orange... to blue..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks... different, too.
Locos Docos: "Yeh... sure is... ah what!?!? Phantom!? How...!?"
Phantom: "Hi Locos. How's it been? I woke up in a bunker surrounded by aliens today. And I have no clue who I am."
Locos Docos: "...so this is a hologram?"
Phantom: "But... I have been sneaking data from the computers. Hologram? What? I'm no hologram."
Locos Docos: "...right right..."
Phantom: "Although I don't know what or who I am."
Locos Docos: "Yeah, that is a tough life."
Phantom: "Nothing like killing a bunch of aliens, though."
Locos Docos: "So you know where these suckers are coming from?"
Phantom: "Only the Green-clad one could match me. Well, apparently I was, like, buried in Hyrule field! They said they were gonna use me to destroy this world... rather than doing that, I blew them up. Though not all of them."
Locos Docos: "...!"
Phantom: "Especially not the Green-clad one."
Locos Docos just realized. "I've been told you were to permanent rest after smuggling guns... how'd you come back to life?"
Phantom: "Oh, and supposedly they had to load a new system onto it. I'm not this body's original personality matrix. Well, I don't know. They put me together. Supposedly all that happened was that I was buried in pieces years ago. ...The worst thing was when I saw some other guy who looked just like me. I had to run from him... he said I shouldn't be allowed to live again or something."
Locos Docos nods. "I see where this is going. There is a clone of you that works for the Smithy Gang. Evidently, you ran into him."
Phantom: "Smithy Gang? Eh. So that's what those aliens work for? Someone also said I was programmed with a derivative of... metal? What the heck does that mean? This is all confusing."
Locos Docos shrugs.
Phantom: "Then, this guy in a mecha chased me. After that, another guy, who controlled the mecha with his mind, sent it flying away and chased after me as well! What kind of world is this?"
Locos Docos turns on the recorder in his back pocket.
Phantom: "Furthermore, I supposedly have the power to destroy everything... well, I just can't see it, when that green clad thing and that guy in the mecha and even the telepath were stronger than me!"
Locos Docos: "Phantom, you must understand that you were put to rest under Lon Lon ranch over two years ago."
Phantom: "...I believe so. I can't remember because my alternate personality has that. They supposedly stored that somewhere... on that copy guy, yeah."
Locos Docos: "If what thy say is true, then there is a clone of you that works for the Smithy Gang."
Phantom: "I read about them. Sounds... bad..."
Locos Docos: "Aye. He's grown more powerful since his last attempt. Now explain to me about your attackers... Can you remember any details?"
Phantom: "Well, the first one attacked me with a mecha. It had a cannon that could level this building in one hit. The other weirdo wore nothing but black, and ran at me with a large sword. He said I was some sort of abomination."
Locos Docos: "Guy in mecha, can you remember any facial details?"
Phantom: "Kinda pointed nose, really bad scowl... not much else. Blue eyes, that's it."
Locos Docos: "Reddish mustache?"
Phantom: "What? No. His hair was kinda red."
Locos Docos: "Guy with large sword?"
Phantom: "The guy with the large sword also had blue eyes... but they had a supernatural glow. He has black hair too. He was also able to fly off the ground and backflip in ways unimaginable."
Locos Docos: "And the green-clad alien?"
Phantom: "It had a cannon too, but no face."
Locos Docos: "Any names?"
Phantom: "The black clad guy said he was Tridus. ...And tried to claim me in the name of one 'E Li Three.' Always the worst names for weirdos... However, I was able to hold my own, thanks to this..."
Locos Docos: "I seeee..."
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out several things. Machineguns, pistols, even a grenade launcher.
Locos Docos: "Machineguns..."
Metal Man (GM): The final thing is a weird cannon that clamps to his arm... a laser whip! It has Smithy's mark on it.
Locos Docos: "Pistols..and a grenade launcher... and what's that!?"
Phantom: "I stole it from the green-clad thing. It grabs stuff, shoots lasers, cuts, whips, you name it. It can even act as a cane."
Locos Docos: "Also it seems to have... Smithy's insignia too."
Phantom: "Yup. That thing was able to stun the black haired man too. There's that, and..."
Locos Docos: "Must be powerful..."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom blurs around the room. He reappears in his seat, but everything in the room, including Locos, has been moved around.
Phantom: "I seem to possess as of yet unseen speed."
Locos Docos: "One more thing... You know the rank below you in the Fallen Questers?"
Phantom: "What are Fallen Questers?"
Locos Docos says silently. "He might be playing dumb..."
Phantom: "Some of them, calling themselves that, actually came at me earlier."
Locos Docos turns off the recorder.
Phantom: "They were quickly stuck to the ceiling... but..."
Locos Docos: "Listen, you're in danger here. We'll talk later..."
Phantom: "I am? You mean you guys are after me too? I can't believe it!"
Locos Docos: "Some might mistake you for the 'clone' so you need to hide elsewhere."
Phantom: "What is it about me... people run from me, other people chase me..."
Locos Docos: "We'll talk later! Go!! I'll fall asleep so no one suspects me, now you need to skee-daddle outta here before someone like another Questa or Mewtwo comes in."
Phantom: "Okay... nice knowing you."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* He flies straight through a window with his stuff, and disappears. The shattering noise echoes throughout HQ.
Luthiel would hear the glass shattering and run to the area where the window shattered, wondering what just happened.
Locos Docos: "...Oh yeah... like that's silent...*idiot.*"
Metal Man (GM): Luthiel see a Phantom-shaped hole.
Luthiel wouldn't know of Phantom probably, so when he gets to the scene he just looks at the hole in the window, blinking. He turns to Locos. "Did you see what happened?..."
Locos Docos: "...Something embarrassing to no end."
Metal Man walks in. "Hey Locos. Did you try to fix the windows again? I told you, a SLEDGE HAMMER does not fix windows..."
Locos Docos: "I'm still not bribing you."
Metal Man then leans on the broken piece of glass. *SMASH.* "Whoops. Oh well."
Locos Docos: "First Phantom... now you. I sure as hell will not pay for the glass window."
Metal Man: "What is Phantom doing here? Why did he only destroy this window and somehow re-arrange furniture? Technically I broke the window."
Locos Docos: "Funny you should you ask; this time, I have a recording between me and the alleged original 'Phantom.'"
Metal Man: "...But he's dead!"
Locos Docos takes out the tape player with the recorded message. He then places it on the table, set to near max volume so most everyone can hear without it being tone deafening. "Play it... and find out."
Metal Man plays the tape. "Fascinating... now... why did you record a bunch of fizzing noi---oh."
Luthiel blinks a little and listens to the recorded conversation with a look of confusion.
Metal Man: "Does it need to rewind?"
Locos Docos: "Maybe... I've just recorded it until the point where he crashed through the 'exit.'"
Metal Man rewinds it, then played.
Garrick isn't with the others, he's currently walking into Mr. Game and Watch's shop.
Tape: *Replays all that was said earlier, stopping where Locos cut it off.*
Metal Man: "That's fascinating... especially since he seems to have a similar voice generator."
Locos Docos: "At least this time I wasn't tied time so I was able to record it."
Metal Man: "After all..." *voice changes to be almost Phantom's.* "I can talk just like him!" *Voice changes back.* "Those Smithy people are still using the same technology to fix people."
Locos Docos: "I thought I wouldn't be as gullible as last time."
Metal Man: "Now, where did he head off to?"
Locos Docos: "He's off hiding somewhere. Knowing him, he's probably behind a bush."
Smash Dex: "He is heading towards Hyrule at sub-sonic speed. His Smash Dex still functions."
Locos Docos: "Hiding behind a bush in Hyrule field. Even more original."
Smash Dex: "...He is heading towards location SR-Z."
Garrick steps out of Mr. Game and Watch's shop with a much lighter wallet and a few extra enhancements. A small badge is pinned to his jacket and a new pair of boots are on his feet. He makes his way to where ever the others are, he's guessing the Big Room.
Smash Dex: "None other than the satellite. ...The signal disappeared as he entered their force field."
Metal Man (GM): A little while later...
Aribar is probably in the R&R in a trance-like state in the corner... Sleeping is for... Umm... Squares... Yes...
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is in the big room. Samus and Megaman are there, as is a rather special warp. Aribar has been carried in, still in a trance...
Mewtwo: "We have opened up a warp right outside the force field. We must start now, or wait for another week."
Gibby: "Oh goody..."
Aribar wakes up then... Yawning.
Mewtwo: "The warp is online."
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* Everyone, ready or not, appears in Hyrule field. It's another, normal, sunny day.
Gibby: "Well... here's the calm before the storm."
Metal Man (GM): However, the satellite is just sitting right there, stuck in the ground.
Gibby walks towards the satellite.
Aribar: "... That looks a little odd..."
Locos Docos: "I don't understand why we just don't bomb it with explosives from right here."
Metal Man (GM): Samus and Mega follow Gibby, and Metal does too. They and Gibby walk right through a force-field... which ripples as they walk through.
Locos Docos follows them as well.
Metal Man: "This is why. No explosions can penetrate this."
Metal Man (GM): The docking bay, blasted open, leads to the main room, which is now on its side.
Gibby: "So far so good..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The only way ahead goes STRAIGHT DOWN.
Metal Man: "Well... this is a bit of a problem..."
Gibby: "Ready to jump?"
Razor glances down. "I can handle that..."
Locos Docos: "Ready to tuck and roll."
Aribar: "Ummm..." *He casts Mage Armor on himself.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a blinking switch on the wall.
Gibby: "...What does that do?"
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Emergency stairs.'
Aribar: "Uhh... I'd prefer not to lead... Maybe Samus should?"
Metal Man (GM): Samus leaps down, spinning. The Questers would hear her land after a minute.
Locos Docos: "The Smashers are good at blasting things from a distance. Be best they lead."
Samus: "You might want to try those stairs! This is a steep drop!"
Aribar heads down the steps.
Razor shakes his head slowly and drops down, wings flapping to brake his fall.
Gibby goes over to the switch, and flips it.
Metal Man (GM): The switch flickers, and dies.
Aribar ... presses the button.
Gibby tries to fix it.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby fixes it, and Aribar presses it.
Gibby: "There we go."
Metal Man (GM): ...A large electric platform appears over the gap.
Locos Docos: "I am much better at technology, so wherever a bunch of gizmos are, then lead the way."
Samus: "...Looks like that's an elevator!"
Metal Man (GM): Razor lands where Samus is.
Gibby goes to the platform, and steps on it.
Razor drops into a crouch before pushing back to his feet, wings folding behind him. He looks back up. "...stairs... elevator... somebody was confused..."
Aribar follows Gibby.
Locos Docos isn't much trusting of going down, so he taps first then steps.
Metal Man (GM): It's solid. Megaman and Metal get on the platform as well. It starts going down.
Gibby: "Come on, Locos."
Metal Man (GM): The group is on what used to be the glass wall of the satellite. Up ahead is a door.
Gibby walks up to the door, and gives it a pull.
Metal Man (GM): It creaks open, revealing a blue corridor. It's shiny and smooth.
Locos Docos: "...Aye, though it was used for evil, it still saddens me of how this magnificent piece of technology has become nothing more than 'garbage.'"
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is, yet again, a door. ...This corridor is right-side up! Even weirder, one can hear the sounds of computers and technology working.
Gibby walks up the corridor, looking around from time to time. He goes over to the door, and tries opening it.
Samus: "We must be getting close to whatever it is."
Metal Man (GM): The door opens yet again. However, the sight this time is far different.
Locos Docos follows blindly till seeing the totally different sight.
Metal Man (GM): It's a large room, full of computer terminals, weapons, a steel floor, and an overwhelming stale smell. There's people here.
Metal Man (GM): ...Robots, indeed. Reploids. Lots of them. As there are what appear to be metroids.
Locos Docos nods.
Gibby keeps quiet.
Reploid1: "We have secured Lon Lon ranch... but the destroyer has escaped."
Reploid2: "...WHAT?" *He smacks Reploid1.*
Aribar attempts to keep quiet...
Reploid2: "Without him, our plan cannot continue. The clone is but a shadow of his power!"
Reploid1: "Yes, but Smithy has promised us the other two if we lose that one."
Gibby: "What are they talking about?"
Reploid2: "...But I doubt he will give it to us that easily."
Samus: "It sounds like gibberish..."
Megaman: "What? These robots are strange..."
Reploid1: "...Well, regardless of flaws, we must continue."
Locos Docos: "How does it look, creation of Dr. Light?"
Reploid2: "All hope is not lost... we can always summon IT..."
Megaman: "These robots are too sophisticated to be from my time..."
Samus: "What? They're jokes compared to what I've seen. We should worry about those metroids."
Metal Man (GM): Some Space pirates walk in, and Reploid 2 leaves.
Reploid 1: *sigh.* "Well then, we're ready to continue scouting out the entrance to 'Kakariko Village.'"
Metal Man (GM): The Space Pirates nod, and they, the reploid, and some metroids float towards where everyone is.
Gibby: "Quick! Shut the door."
Samus: "Won't they notice?"
Locos Docos: "I was once told 'If I close my eyes, they can't see me.'"
Aribar whispers, "Let us surprise them while we still can!"
Gibby: "We can sneak attack them. on the other side."
Locos Docos: "...Or we can hide in the dark."
Aribar: "I can't hide..."
Reploid 1: "What is that chattering I hear?"
Gibby: "Err... NOW!"
Reploid 1: "You, you, and you. Get the metroids to find ou---"
Metal Man (GM): They all turn to stare at the group.
Gibby steps out in front of the group with his sword out in front of him.
Locos Docos closes his eyes.
Reploid1: "The Questers! Here?"
Gibby: "That's right... and we want answers!"
Reploid1: "Hahahahahaha. Like we'd deal with you?"
Aribar springs forth and quickly casts a Bolt on the closest Reploid... "B'luthel!"
Reploid1: "Smithy said he'd give us at least 25% of the--- AH!"
Metal Man (GM): The reploid takes half damage.
Gibby: "I'd reconsider if I were you. Ari here has a lot more punch to pack. As do the other Questers."
Reploid1: "Ha ha ha ha!"
Gibby: -_-; "Great..."
Reploid1: "Enough! Waste them!"
Aribar: "... And that was my weakest spell..."
Metal Man (GM): Targets are... 3 space pirates, Reploid, 2 metroids.
Razor twirls his blades around for a moment before looking to one of the Metroids. "Alright... don't want you getting anywhere..." He attempts to Obliterate one of the Metroids.
Metal Man (GM): The Metroid suddenly explodes like it had been frozen, then missiled.
Razor twirls the blades and crosses them in front of him.
Locos Docos asks with eyes closed, "Ask them how many they see here."
Aribar: "... I hope we don't run into any Ghost Metroids again!"
Gibby takes his sword, and taps it on the ground. It turns into an icy sword. He then runs at the Metroid, leaps into the air, and shouts "ICEBRAND!" as he comes down on the Metroid with a slash.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Gibby hurt it quite a bit.
Gibby leaps back to the group, and looks at his sword. "Heh... I like it I like it..."
Metal Man (GM): It is not frozen.
Locos Docos unsheathes his hammer, not feeling cowardly anymore. He raises hammer high into a pound downward on Metroid thingy "HAMMER TIIIIMME!"
Gibby sooooo wants to do the hammer dance.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Super hit. It's almost dead.
Locos Docos pulls the mauler from the metroid and its guts.
Gibby: "You know... you can always just give up, and not risk getting yourselves killed."
Reploid1: "Ignore him! Attack!"
Gibby shrugs. "I tried to help."
Metal Man (GM): The Metroid lunges at Locos.
Locos Docos sees it coming...
Metal Man (GM): It misses.
Locos Docos grabs it briefly, then chucks it back at the group.
Metal Man (GM): The reploid produces an ax out of nowhere and tries to diagonal slash Aribar. Miss, barely.
Aribar: "EEP! Way too close..."
Metal Man (GM): Two Space Pirates fire at Razor.
Gibby: "Looks like they're actually trying... how sad."
Metal Man (GM): All misses. The last Space pirate fires at Gibby.
Gibby dodges them all. "That the best you got?"
Locos Docos: "Do not disrespect... eh da Space buggaro pirates."
Gibby: "Ari, finish off that Metroid."
Razor: "And maybe a couple others while you're at it."
Locos Docos: "Aye, one of them tried to lunge at me."
Aribar first Auto-Scans the Space Pirates before using a Bi-Bolt slash on the remaining metroid.
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit. The metroid takes absolutely no damage. The attack bounces off the hard shell.
Aribar: "What the?! My spells are useless..."
Metal Man runs up to a Space Pirate, then leaps up for yet another FLAMING UPPERCUT.
Smash Dex: "...DING! Space Pirate . HP: 100. STR: 20. DEX: 30. CON: 15. INT: 23. WIS: 18. CHA: 12. BAB: +8. Defense: 17. DR: 10. Main Weapon: Pulsar Blastar Autofire 3d8 19-20 X3 crit. Desc: Wanted outcasts of the universe, these scum are known for their metroid breeding program."
Aribar: "I got dibs on one of their blasters!"
Gibby: "Same here."
Locos Docos: "Hmm... these seem to be the stronger kind. Tell me space pirate sir, what rank would you be?"
Metal Man (GM): The space pirate is almost killed in one hit.
Space Pirate 2: "*pained-sounding gibberish.*"
Gibby: "...why are you treating those scum bags like they were VIP, Locos?"
Locos Docos: "...oohhh... kaayyyy..."
Razor turns to one of the Space Pirates. "Your turn to die. Don't worry, it'll be painless... I think." A black ball zips from one of his blades and engulfs one of the uninjured pirates.
Metal Man (GM): It explodes, of course.
Locos Docos: "Whhoooo! ...Wait..eck... bug guts."
Gibby opens his mouth, and shoots out a wave of flames at the group.
Metal Man (GM): Space pirate 3 and Reploid are hit.
Metal Man: "And now... Tri-Attack!: His bbladde shoots the three-colored beam at the Reploid."
Metal Man (GM): Reploid is frozen, and takes half damage.
Locos Docos: "...slimy vermin..?"
Gibby: "Get the reploid!"
Locos Docos aims his arm up, same old attack of preparation, at the only Metroid left. "WWWHHHHHIIITTTE AAAAIIIIIRRRRR!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Full damage.
Locos Docos: "Take that, ya slimy vermin."
Metal Man (GM): Locos kills the metroid.
Locos Docos: "YYEEE-Haaawww! Those things... are sllimmishhy!"
Locos Docos: "...Yet comfortably squishy."
Aribar attempts to run into a position so he can hit as many enemies as possible with a coned shape attack before launching a Sand Storm .
Metal Man (GM): One hit, one half-damage hit. First guy is dead. Only the Reploid is left.
Metal Man (GM): Reploid1 disappears.
Gibby: "Drat... he's gone."
Locos Docos: "Bah... good riddance."
Metal Man (GM): He has disappeared through a passageway.
Gibby sheathes his sword.
Locos Docos sheathes his hammer.
Gibby goes down the passageway to try and find him.
Aribar: "We have to get him before he alerts others!"
Razor nods and darts forward.
Aribar dashes after it... Even though all his attacks seem useless.
Locos Docos: "...let them do what they want... anyone want to follow them? Cause I'm not."
Metal Man follows.
Metal Man (GM): ...It's a maze.
Gibby: "Aw poo..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a large area of collapsed beams and stuff, which are flashing violent colors.
Aribar: "... Smash Dex, can you trace the Reploid?"
Dex: "...He has gone straight ahead. Do not turn."
Gibby: "Lets move it!" *He goes straight.*
Samus: "...Well, this place isn't too bad..."
Metal Man follows.
Locos Docos follows the others that aren't chasing the reploid.
Aribar: "Ooh... This would be a good chance to try out... Heheheh..."
Gibby: "Try out what?"
Metal Man (GM): The group reaches a two-way fork.
Aribar: "Ooh, a certain spell I thought was useless... Dex?"
Dex: "...He disappeared here. You may go either way, although... the way to the left is generating high frequency warp signals."
Locos Docos blindly follows Aribar for a while.
Aribar: "Uhhh... He probably warped..."
Gibby: "Then let's go left." *He turns to the left.*
Aribar follows... And hopes that there ARE warps ahead.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach... a large, pitch-black room.
Locos Docos: "Oh boy..."
Gibby: "Crap. I can't see."
Aribar: "Light!" *He casts Light on his Unsheathed sword.*
Locos Docos: "Smoke,."
Metal Man (GM): Now the Questers can barely see.
Aribar: "Hrm... This is the best I can do..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The floor has lots of cords.
Gibby: "Hello? Anyone in here?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby's voice echoes. It's also cold in here.
Locos Docos: "SMASH THE CORDS!"
Samus: "...It's too dark. I can't see anything."
Aribar: "At least I have low-light vision..."
Megaman: "What is in here?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar notices a large, silver hulk straight ahead. That's all he can pick out.
Locos Docos unsheathes his hammer and for no reason smashes against some wires... once.
Metal Man (GM): No effect. The wires are too hard.
Gibby: "Locos, stop that!"
Samus: "Well... I wonder what they're hiding in the dark..."
Aribar: "Some... Big silver thing is ahead." *Points in the direction of the hulk.*
Locos Docos smashes even HARDER... smash attack.
Locos Docos just feels himself vibrate.
Razor: "...can you put some light on it, Ari?"
Aribar ignores Locos and continues forward, Lighted sword raised in the air.
Gibby follows Ari to whatever he saw.
Metal Man (GM): Ari and Gibby reach a dead control pad. It's got weird characters they can't understand on it.
Locos Docos shakes it off and follows him.
Samus: "...That's space pirate writing!"
Aribar: "Can you read it, Samus?"
Razor: "Can you read it?"
Samus: "...It seems to say something, yes... This is a warp machine. It can warp in objects from other warp machines..."
Razor: "Can it warp out as well?"
Samus: "The only other machines are in... 2XXX and ...SR-838? It appears so."
Gibby: "That must be how the Reploid escaped."
Samus: "Should I try to turn it on?"
Gibby: "Go ahead."
Razor: "...that must be how they got here as well... go ahead..."
Metal Man (GM): Samus starts typing in, and the room lights up.
Gibby steps back a bit.
Aribar: "Thats better..."
Metal Man (GM): The room has bright spotlights and gratings everywhere, and the wires also have many mini-lights lighting them up.
Locos Docos: "BRIGHT!"
Razor: "Hmm... how... cheesy..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a large chamber that starts lighting up.
Computer: "...Class 3 warp established."
Samus: "...I can't stop it! It's... pre-programmed?"
Megaman: "Why don't we blast it?"
Locos Docos: "So what's gonna be coming?"
Samus: "...It's... class 3... the largest thing this thing can handle..."
Locos Docos: "I mean what's coming this way!?"
Aribar: "Wait... Something is coming HERE?!"
Gibby: "This could be bad... VERY bad."
Locos Docos: "I doubt it."
Samus: "Activating the machine triggered the warp... it was outgoing already."
Locos Docos: "Then let's destroy it!"
Razor: "That may be a bad idea..."
Aribar: "I could try my Haywire spell... But it is too random, I think!"
Locos Docos: "No! No, bad idea it isn't!" *He shoots white air at the generator.*
Samus: "...It's 50% complete..."
Aribar: "... Should I try Haywire? I only have one charge memorized..."
Gibby: "Go for it!"
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZZZT&. The machine starts blinking.
Computer: "...Error. Error. Trnamsississsisssssss.*BZZZT*"
Locos Docos: "Yahoo! I stalled it."
Aribar waits to see what Locos's attack does first.
Computer: "...Generator one offline."
Gibby: "...and I wanted to know what was coming out too..."
Aribar: "... It seems to be dead now..."
Locos Docos: "Shoot the other one!"
Samus: "Well... we stalled it... what else are we going to do?"
Metal Man (GM): The door locks.
Computer: "...Backup generator online. Resuming transmission."
Gibby: "Aw crap. Ari, go for haywire!"
Locos Docos: "...Break the door down or the other one?"
Metal Man (GM): A really loud, low pitched humming noise is heard.
Razor: "Dammit... how did I know..."
Razor: "If this turns out to be some huge horrible cyborg beast, SOMEBODY is gonna get throttled..."
Metal Man (GM): The machine starts shooting sparks.
Computer: "...Warp error. WWAAARP ERROR!"
Metal Man (GM): The room starts shaking.
Locos Docos: "Annihilate it, Razor!"
Gibby: "Not good!"
Metal Man (GM): Plates fall off the ceiling.
Gibby shakes all about.
Metal Man (GM): And... blue warpholes appear everywhere. Then explode.
Aribar: "... Ummm..."
Computer: "...Warp generator offline! DANGER! DANGER!"
Metal Man is hit. "Ow!"
Razor: "Aribar, what did you DO!?!" Gah!"
Aribar: "... Made it do random stuff!"
Gibby: "Random is bad! That... stung..."
Aribar: "Cutting the power supply will stop the Haywire!"
Computer: "...Error. Error. Error. Function control unit offline."
Locos Docos: "This is gonna get ugly..."
Razor: "Last I checked, it was a BAD idea to mess with a computer that controls a device that can rip holes in space..."
Gibby: "Gee, ya think?"
Metal Man (GM): Next, the metal tiles on the ground start floating up and flying at everyone.
Locos Docos: "Well that was a long time ago!!"
Metal Man takes damage again.
Locos Docos jumps, move to the left, the right, and duck.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is hit for some slight damage, as everyone else avoids.
Samus: "Let me fix this..."
Aribar... isn't hurt, due to armor.
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZZZT.*
Computer: "Normal functions resumed... transmission at 86%..."
Gibby: "Looks like all we can do is wait."
Locos Docos: "I don't think so..."
Aribar: "... You guys are gonna hurt me, huh?"
Samus: "It's stuck now. If we try to stop it, it will explode."
Locos Docos: "Hold your ears."
Gibby kicks Ari in the shins. "I feel better..."
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* The warp finishes. It's the same height as Samus.
Gibby takes out his sword.
Aribar: "Gah! That hurt!"
Metal Man (GM): Smoke drifts out of the machine.
Locos Docos: "There now... no more trouble outta that machine."
Samus: "...It can't be?"
Metal Man (GM): Out steps... another Samus.
Metal Man (GM): It looks around, then it makes a single click noise. Its buster is armed.
Razor blinks a few times, hands reaching down to grasp his blades. "The hell? Is that...?"
Locos Docos: "...Great... I turn off the generator AFTER Samus returns." *He checks his watch.*
Computer: "This is SA-X2. On my command, it will destroy you."
Aribar: "Uhh... I think I'll go back and pick up that Blaster now... Eheheh..."
Locos Docos looks between the watch and this lookalike, and hears the Computer at the same time.
Computer: "This was a trap."
Gibby: "ANOTHER Samus? Amazing..."
Razor: "Oh... *CENSORED*"
Computer: "There is not much here, except... your end."
Locos Docos: "I don't have time for this."
Razor: "It's a copy, Gibby..."
Computer: "You have one chance to surrender. If any one of you refuse, all of you die."
Gibby: "A copy perhaps, but it's another Samus."
Aribar: "... Look! A distraction!" *Points behind the computer.*
Computer: "I can see this entire room, and even your bones. There is nothing there."
Razor: "Surrender to what, exactly?"
Computer: "The Space Pirates."
Gibby: "HELLS NO!"
Locos Docos: "THE SPACE VERMIN!? Okay."
Computer: "Is that your final answer... Gibby?"
Gibby: "Yeah it is!"
Locos Docos: "As long as I don't miss my soap, I'll not get raged."
Aribar: "... Control, Alt, Delete!"
Computer: "SA-X2. Destroy unit Gibby."
Samus: "...Don't worry. We'll back you up."
Gibby: "Umm... can't we talk this over?"
Megaman: "I guess this is what we were here for."
Samus: "...The SA-X can't talk."
Locos Docos: "I'm sure as hell ain't gonna back up something tiny and full of cockiness."
Razor: "Don't worry Gibby, we're with you."
Computer: "You have approximately 5 seconds to live."
Locos Docos leans against the wall, not giving a damn for Gibby's foolishness.
Aribar: "Locos, I'm gonna Locosdoken you if you don't help us!"
Computer: "Locos Docos. You may leave if you wish."
Locos Docos: "!?"
Gibby: "Help us out!"
Locos Docos: "Unlike you, I'm a Lunarian with pride. I am not going to waste my time trying to fight something I have no grudge against."
Razor twirls his blades for a moment. "Let's see how you like this, parasite... ANNIHILATE!" He slices twice in the air, sending two green waves from his blades towards the SA-X2.
Metal Man (GM): The SA-X2 sits there as the attack bounces off.
Gibby: "Bad... very bad..."
Razor grunts. "Gah... bad shots..."
Computer: "Your pathetic attacks cannot destroy our weapon! SA-X2, kill him!"
Metal Man (GM): It nods, slowly, then opens fire on Razor with missiles.
Locos Docos walks backwards to the door, and keeps an eye on the battle.
Gibby: "Humph... some Quester you are."
Locos Docos: "Tell you what. Back off, and I'll help." *He points to him with his index finger.*
Metal Man (GM): All the missiles miss.
Aribar: "I won't tear you to shreds if you help!!"
Metal Man (GM): The door is ready to open for Locos.
Gibby: "Fine, whatever."
Metal Man (GM): The SA-X2 gets angry and punches a hole into the ground.
Samus: "Watch out, it's only warming up!"
Gibby decides to scan this Samus wannabe.
Locos Docos checks his dex as well.
Dex: "SA-X2: Metroidesque Clone. HP: 500. Other stats: ??? Desc: This is the epitome of destruction. The only way to even begin to harm it is to specifically aim at the body, or left or right arms. It has all the abilities Samus has ever possessed. If it goes Phazon Beam on you, you're good as dead."
Locos Docos: "...Oh yeah, sure as hell that I ain't gonna fight that creation."
Gibby: "Come on, Locos. We need you." *Hears dex* "Right... well here goes nothing!"
Locos Docos: "One second... Computer, how much damage can this thing's weakest attack do?"
Computer: "It can kill you easily."
Locos Docos: "...Damage wiiise, ya jack-ass."
Computer: "Measured in the amount of hits from a goomba, around 70."
Locos Docos: "...seventy in one attack... you hear that? Now if you still wanna go suicide, then stay here if you want."
Computer: "It could destroy this entire room. It already has begun, judging from those 7 missiles."
Razor: "Yeah... now if only it didn't have the aim of a three year old..."
Gibby has his sword glow into a white aura. He then leaps at the SA-X2, and attacks its left arm with a smash slash attack.
Locos Docos leaves and says the final words "Once you get off of your high horses, I'll be outside waiting."
Computer: "Ha ha ha ha. Your humor will make a good grave marker."
Locos Docos: "Close the door on my way out, jack-ass."
Metal Man (GM): Miss. The door opens and lets Locos out.
Aribar: "Locos, I WILL kill you!"
Gibby: "...as will I." *He leaps back.*
Samus: "This is why I'm here. Now to get rid of the clone." Samus fires 3 lasers at it.
Metal Man (GM): Only one hit. To the right arm. The SA-X2 cringes.
Gibby: "Nice shot!"
Megaman: "Take this!" Mega unleashes a crashman bomb at its body.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, to body. *BAM.* The armor is cracked.
Gibby: "There! Attack the armor!"
Metal Man silently charges at the SA-X for a Charge/Smash attack with his sword at its body.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The suit on the SA-X2 crumbles, revealing another suit.
Gibby: "We just gotta destroy those suits, and it'll weaken."
Razor: "Are you sure, Gibby?"
Gibby: "It's like with the iron knuckle... I'm sure of it!"
Computer: "It could kill an Iron Knuckle in one attack!"
Gibby: "YOU SHUT UP!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos, meanwhile, is in the outside hallway.
Locos Docos taps his foot impatiently...
Computer: "I am programmed to obey one person, and one person only!"
Aribar: "Hehehe... Draa Faer Nl'gnosen!" *He casts not one, not two, but FOUR Magic Missiles on the SA-X's body thanks to a Heroic Surge!*
Computer: "You are not him."
Locos Docos: "No one said you had to obey me. I hated being like a bastard to my allies, but if this beard isn't groomed by a certain time, I become unfit for society and turn into a person as rotten and isolated as Ganondorf."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, but the attack from Aribar does no damage!
Metal Man (GM): SA-X2 unleashes three missiles at Razor. *EXPLODE.*
Locos Docos: "..." :( "... That... didn't sound good."
Gibby: "Oh no!"
Aribar: "... Razor? You alive?"
Metal Man (GM): Wait... that was only for one missile... Razor is... well... obliterated.
Aribar: "... Time to go Jentanian Mage on this clone! Quen B'luthel Thrityhen!" *He first casts True Strike on himself then unleashes two Bi-Bolt Slash attacks... Thanks to his second and final Heroic Surge.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit. The others miss.
Locos Docos: "I know I can't command you, but can I ask what happened in there?"
Computer: (To Locos) "Razor was completely annihilated by missiles."
Locos Docos whistles loudly. "But it only sounded like three explosions!!"
Metal Man (GM): However, Aribar does manage to make it angry. However, it's now focusing on Samus.
Gibby: "Alright, this is starting to piss me off. I'm ending it!" He walks over to the computer, and takes a look at the controls.
Metal Man (GM): The controls are sitting right there. They are gibberish. However...
Gibby: "Samus, come here!"
Samus: "There's three buttons there. The one on the left activates the warp. The one to the right activates shutdown."
Gibby: "And the middle?"
Samus: "The one in the middle... was used to turn it on."
Gibby: "Well it was fun while it lasted... LATER!" *He pushes the right button.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby warps away! *WARP.*
Metal Man runs up to SA-X and gives it a super-accuracy attack to the right arm.
Metal Man (GM): El hit. The right arm is looking all cracked up. Razor re-appears.
Computer: "...Deactivating warp linkage..."
Locos Docos: "!"
Aribar: "... Should we all Warp with Gibby?"
Locos Docos tries to go back in.
Metal Man (GM): Locos succeeds at going back in.
Samus: "It might be another trap. Or it could be warping to some unknown place."
Locos Docos appears quickly from the door. "What happened here!?"
Aribar: "Help us NOW!"
Locos Docos: "...?' *He looks to where everyone is... cept Gibby.* "...Where's Gibbo?"
Computer: "He warped, despite my attempts to stop him..."
Locos Docos: "To escape from this vile beast..."
Computer: "...An unknown energy signature has been detected entering the satellite. Proceeding with lockdown. Locos, this would be the best time to flee."
Locos Docos spies to the terminal and runs to it, brushing away other people.
Metal Man (GM): Locos gets to it, and is able to see all of the buttons. Shutdown, Turn on, and warp.
Locos Docos: "Only one chance! You guys gotta warp outta here. This thing's too damn powerful even with my help."
Locos Docos presses the warp button several times "You guys get on while I distract this bitch-monster."
Metal Man (GM): Locos is warped, and he leaves the warp open.
Aribar: "... Great job, Locos..." *He figures that he cannot help at all...* "Sorry, Samus, Megaman... My attacks are useless!" *He goes to Warp.*
Samus: "This is your chance! Flee!"
Metal Man: "What he said." *Warps.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone but Locos appears in an unnamed room.
Gibby: "Where... where are we?"
Metal Man (GM): They're still on the satellite... This room is full of files. ...It has the genome of the SA-X2 on a holo-projector.
Gibby: "Say... where's Locos?"
Metal Man: "...I... don't know..."
Aribar: "... DAH! I just remembered I forgot to pick up those Space Pirates' Blasters!"
Gibby: "Oh yeah..."
Computer: "...DANGER: SHUTDOWN INITIATED. Intruder... SA-X2..." *BZZT.*
Metal Man (GM): It shuts down, though the lights are on. There are lots of explosion noises in the distance.
Gibby: "Ahhh... I love the sound of exploding baddies."
Metal Man: "...That reminds me... just where is Link? He was supposed to be being held captive here..."
Gibby: "You're right. Hmm... maybe the files say something."
Aribar: "I really don't like this..."
Gibby goes to one of the folders, and pulls out a file. He starts to read it.
Metal Man (GM): It says... SA-X2 development. It took the DNA of Samus and fused with a metroid.
Gibby: "Hmm..." He grabs another file at random, and reads that one.
Metal Man (GM): This one shows the DNA pattern... it's like millions of AT-TA-CG and stuff.
Gibby: "There's a whole BUNCH of information on that SA-X2 character..."
Metal Man opens another file. "...It says that subjects do not last more than 3 days due to a degenerative condition inherent in all of the SA-X2s. Thus... all we have to do is hope it dies before it can reach HQ. Then again, Samus and Mega could have killed it."
Gibby: "A three day life span..."
Metal Man: "...What's this?" *He pulls out a huge bronze cube.*
Gibby: "Hmm?" He turns to Metal.
Metal Man: "...This is a replacement core for that teleporter..."
Aribar looks at Metal. "... Meaning?"
Metal Man: "Meaning that we can find out how it works at HQ. And... maybe a bonus? Someone will have to carry it, though."
Gibby: "Awesome. Say, you think there are any maps around here?"
Metal Man: "Let's see..." *He pulls out... just what's needed.* "Ahah! This is a map of the satellite. We're in... data resource center."
Gibby: "Great! We can find out where Link's being kept."
Metal Man: "Or, that other side of the fork we didn't take. ...Containment is across the hall from here."
Gibby: "Let's get going then."
Metal Man exits, into the hallway.
Gibby follows Metal.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can still hear the explosions going on.
Metal Man opens the door to containment.
Metal Man (GM): There's nobody in there... and the door to the containment area within is sealed.
Gibby: "Nobody in here..."
Metal Man (GM): The group enters containment. The room is gray, all gray. There's a large door blocking the way to the containment cells.
Aribar: "Metal... Is there a Weapon Storage place anywhere on here?"
Garrick: "Yeah, we could use a really, really, REALLY big gun."
Metal Man: "Nope. SA-X2 is their only weapon... And I see why... heh heheh..."
Garrick: "Well, crap. Let's crack these cells then."
Metal Man: "How're we gonna open this door? The computer's down."
Garrick: "We do it the easy way."
Gibby: "We could... BREAK IT!"
Garrick charges his buster.
Metal Man: "What if it's invulnerable? Or worse, reflective?"
Garrick: "...good point."
Gibby: "We'll climb that mountain when we get to it. Someone blast it."
Metal Man punches it. No effect.
Garrick lets the charge die, then pulls out his dex and scans the door. "What can you tell me, Dex?"
Dex: "Security door, sealed. This door is invulnerable, and unsealable. ...But the walls don't seem so sturdy..."
Garrick: "Blast AROUND the door?"
Gibby: "Sounds like a plan."
Garrick: "Alright, stand back..."
Gibby stands back.
Garrick brings up that charge again.
Metal Man: "Okay..." *stands back.*
Garrick: "Might want to cover our six, in case Clone guy shows up..." *He charges to full, then fires off the shot into the wall to the right of the door.*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOOOM.* A big hole opens up to reveal the inside. Right there, is Link, chained to the wall, and unconsious.
Gibby crosses back all the debris, and steps inside.
Garrick follows up.
Metal Man (GM): ...Then... there's Phantom sitting right there... one of them...
Phantom: "Hello. Looking for something?"
Gibby: "We meet again..."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom pulls out a shiny key.
Phantom: "I knew you'd come in here."
Garrick: "Who's this guy?"
Phantom: "In fact, you just doomed yourselves and your pathetic planet."
Gibby: "Yeah right... just hand over the key before we have to hurt you."
Phantom: "You let the SA-X2 loose without control, and destroyed the security."
Aribar: "... Yay."
Phantom: "I shall pilot the satellite to the sun, and destroy you all!"
Aribar: "... Wait... Why aren't you destro--Oh... Thats better."
Phantom: "All I need is for all of you to stay... right here..."
Garrick brings his buster up to bear on the guy "You've got five seconds, boyo. Give us the key."
Phantom: "Oh, and your buster is no more effective on me than the sun. Now then, I do have a deal..."
Phantom: "A man named E Li Three has been chasing me around. Well, perhaps you could kill him for me."
Garrick glances to Metal.
Phantom: "Worthless loser blew up everything I used on him..."
Metal Man: "You're crazy! He's just... a program!"
Garrick: "...I don't get this."
Phantom: "Yeah... he only nearly chopped off my right arm. Anyways, either agree to kill him, or you die."
Gibby: "So if we kill E Li, you'll give us the key?"
Garrick: "...what's the call?"
Aribar: "... I don't like this lose-lose decision..."
Phantom: "Well, that's too bad."
Gibby: "Well I can't trust Phantom as far as I can throw him... but he DOES have what we need."
Phantom: "You shouldn't have gone down here and gotten in my way."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom taps his foot while the Questers deliberate.
Phantom: "Don't worry, I have all the time in the world."
Garrick looks away from the others and back to Phantom.
Phantom: "Decided yet?"
Gibby: "We sure have."
Gibby unsheathes his sword.
Garrick charges his buster.
Phantom: "No key for you."
Metal Man (GM): Phantom breaks the key in two.
Phantom: "Now then, I have a world to destroy."
Metal Man (GM): He kicks down the containment door and walks away.
Garrick: "Let 'em go. Let's try and free Link."
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Gibby: "Yeah... there has to be another way besides the key."
Garrick fires a single shot into the chain, making sure he doesn't blast Link on accident.
Metal Man (GM): There are -two- chains. Garrick cleanly breaks the chain.
Gibby: "That's one."
Metal Man (GM): The other one remains.
Garrick turns to the second chain and fires again.
Metal Man (GM): The chains are severed, Link wakes up.
Link: "...Huh? What am I doing here? That green monster must have caught me..."
Aribar: "Hello, Hylian Wonder..."
Garrick: "Good morning. Ready to kick some ass?"
Link: "...Oh. Hello Questers."
Gibby: "Nice to have you back."
???: "PROPULSION SEQUENCE ACTIVATED."
Garrick: "...damn, there's Phantom's thing."
Metal Man (GM): The entire place starts shaking...
Razor: "Damn... we've gotta go stop him... what's the way out of here?"
Gibby: "Here we go again!"
Metal Man (GM): The way to the bridge is open.
Gibby: "Well... there's always the way we came in."
Razor: "That works."
Garrick: "We still gotta find Samus and Mega."
Metal Man (GM): You can walk straight back.
Gibby heads back that way.
Metal Man (GM): The group arrives at the bridge, where... 1... 2 Phantoms? Are piloting.
Gibby: "What? Two of them?"
Aribar: "... Umm..."
Phantom1: "Finally, our plans have come to fruition!"
Garrick: "Clones... more clones... alright, time to go to work."
Phantom2: "What? I want to conquer the world, not destroy it!"
Garrick: *vuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUU* Garrick charges.
Phantom1: "You're a stupid clone. Not a Destroyer like me."
Phantom2: "Look out!"
Phantom1: "What joke is that guy thinking of?"
Razor unsheathes his blades.
Phantom1: "...And that other guy..."
Gibby has his sword out.
Phantom2: "They'll kill you!"
Garrick: "God, I am SICK of this! FORK SHOT!!"
Phantom1: "They do not know what they are up against."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick hits Phantom 1. He explodes.
Gibby: "Nice shooting, Tex."
Metal Man (GM): ...Then reforms. Minus his right arm.
Phantom1: "I hate when that happens."
Aribar blinks... And takes this time to Scan the Phantoms.
Phantom1: "Please, could you talk first?"
Gibby: "Alright... what's going on here?"
Dex: "...Phantom, Protector of Integrity... and Phantom II. ...No information found."
Garrick: "...son of a... step AWAY from the controls! Now!"
Phantom: "Well, you see, I am a Destroyer GOD."
Gibby: "More like a joke..."
Phantom: "It is my job to join the other three at the sun."
Garrick: "Other three?"
Phanton II: "...Don't listen to him. Flee with me!"
Gibby: "You moron! You'll just fry up."
Phantom: "...Errr. Two. The God of Technology, and the God of Magic."
Garrick: "We don't have time for this. Let them fry. Let's find Samus and Mega and get OFF this thing."
Razor: "What will happen when you join them then?"
Phantom: "Together, when the right people arrive, the universe will either be destroyed, or... granted special abilities. I will take my place waiting."
Garrick: "Dex, can you scan for a signal from Samus or Mega?"
Gibby: "You're nuts."
Phantom: "You do not possess the power to challenge us yet."
Aribar: "... This is stupid."
Dex: "...Signal is broken from massive vibration-- possible escape route found."
Razor glances to the others. "I don't see any reason to screw around with this now... let's just get the hell out of here..."
Garrick: "Give it to us!"
Phantom: "The special abilities? Now? You're crazier than I am!"
Garrick: "I'm not talking to you, idiot! I'm talking to the piece of technology!"
Phantom II: "We have to get out of here..."
Garrick: "I mean the escape route, give it to us!"
Dex: "Go to the left. There's an MTA sitting in there..."
Gibby: "That works!"
Razor: "...an MTA? Odd... alright... let's go folks..."
Dex: "It may be cramped, but... it's the only safe way out."
Gibby heads left.
Garrick: "Simple enough, but what about the others! Locos, Samus, Mega?"
Aribar blinks... And follows that Dex's directions.
Metal Man (GM): Outside, the ground is visible. The satellite has taken off. ...Locos is on the ground, looking up at the group. He was teleported outside the satellite.
Gibby: "LOCOS! There you are!"
Razor: "Samus and Mega Man can take care of themselves... and apparently so can that bastard..."
Locos Docos waves bye-bye to the satellite.
Garrick: "Yeah, and so can Link here, but LOOK how he was when we found him!"
Metal Man (GM): The comms screen lights up.
Phantom: "Who is this?"
Dr. Robotnik: "You aren't getting away with this!"
Phantom: "Getting away with... what?"
Garrick turns back to the Phantoms "You two, where are S... what the..."
Dr. Robotnik: "You can't destroy the Questers!"
Phantom: "...You sound confused. Go back to bed."
Gibby: "He's right."
Dr. Robotnik: "...GRRRR! You're heading straight for them! I know what you're doing. Smithy is replacing me with you!"
Garrick: "Oh bloody HELL!" *He walks up to the more reasonable Phantom and grabs his shoulder.* "You know where Samus and Mega are. WHERE?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...I'll just destroy you now..."
Phantom II: "They are heading towards that MTA."
Computer: "...INCOMING LASER FIRE."
Gibby: "Let's GO people!"
Razor: "Then lets get the hell out! NOW!" He makes a dash for it.
Gibby runs to the MTA.
Computer: "ENEMY BASE... COUNTER-ATTACK INITIATED."
Garrick dashes faster than everyone toward the mech.
Yurie however, from inside the control room, is a familiar voice, shouting... "DOOMSDAY!!!"
Garrick: "...Yurie??? What the..."
Phantom: "What are you doing?"
Razor: "...?" *He grinds to a halt.*
Phantom: "You can't destroy the controls. The God of machines himself is assisting me!"
Gibby stops while everyone else stops.
Aribar blinks... And stops.
Yurie a pillar of red, gold, black and white light slams downwards from the ceiling, into the controls before the Phantoms. Yurie, however, is now running towards the group..
Metal Man (GM): They shy away, taking a little damage and are engulfed in smoke.
Gibby: "Exit, stage left!"
Computer: "Navigation controls jammed Shields down."
Gibby continues running.
Razor shakes his head a few times. "Yurie, come on!" He turns and starts to run again.
Computer: "Power is at 1%."
Yurie: "Dammit, I finally find you guys after getting lost in this damn thing! Let's GO!"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches the MTA.
Garrick: "In in IN!"
Gibby climbs inside.
Garrick hops inside.
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, guess what. It's the MTA Jeff Maxwell stole... but it's reverted to normal form. Samus and Mega Man are waiting there.
Locos Docos sees from below, wondering if the group'll get out alive from that laser that fired.
Garrick: "Thanks for the HELP, you two!"
Samus: "You have impeccable timing. We just managed to fix it up."
Aribar climbs inside also.
Samus: "It attacked us."
Gibby: "We're good like that."
Garrick: "...I take that back. I love you. Fire this baby up!"
Metal Man (GM): They activate the MTA. The Questers hear explosions and yelling from the control room.
Razor flips easily inside the mech, holding a hand out to help anyone remaining outside.
Metal Man gets in.
Yurie leaps up and into the MTA herself, landing carefully.
Samus: "...Just because we saved you doesn't mean you need to get all sappy."
Razor sees nobody else coming and closes the door up.
Garrick: "Just make this thing MOVE!"
Metal Man (GM): It launches. The Questers would see the satellite, damaged, but flying, get hit by two lasers.
Yurie: "Hang on... wait... who's at the controls??"
Samus: "I am."
Garrick: "Who better."
Metal Man (GM): The satellite then fires a wave of energy at something... it uncloaks, revealing itself to be a huge flying Robotnik head.
Razor folds his arms across his chest. He was always more comfortable as pilot than passenger...
Metal Man (GM): It's like, 4x larger than the station. The station tries to flee, but is engulfed by some more lasers.
Yurie: "...apparently, someone has an ego problem..."
Metal Man (GM): ...One problem... it's flying towards Hyrule Castle... and it's gonna crash!
Garrick: "This is not boding well..."
Locos Docos can hardly see what's going on; it's too far high in the sky/orbit.
Yurie: "...doesn't this thing have weapons!!?"
Samus: "No... Jeff Maxwell's cannon overwhelmed the systems. Jeff Maxwell himself could have been on that satellite."
Garrick glances to Link, then back to the castle... then over to Samus "What's this thing powered by?"
Robotnik (Comms): "Ha ha ha ha! Take that, dirty Hylians! Take that, worthless clones! Take that, worthless space pirates!"
Link: "...That castle... it's doomed..."
Gibby: "Meh... they can always rebuild it."
Yurie: "Not if we have anything to say about it..."
Razor: "How can we stop it though?"
Garrick: "What is this mech powered by? It's core, power source?"
Samus: "This thing is broken."
Yurie walks over to the door to the MTA and opens it... while in flight. "Simple..."
Metal Man (GM): The cockpit depressurizes. It's now freezing cold.
Razor grabs onto something when the door is opened.
Metal Man (GM): And there's a suction.
Yurie pulls out her own Dex and flips up the panel before leaping out.
Samus: "...What in Zebes is she thinking?"
Garrick holds on "...she must have a plan, that's her style."
Megaman: "...This gives me an idea!"
Yurie: "Alright... Scan... no... Power... no... Mix? The hell? No... ah, here we go..."
Razor: "I think I know!" He dives out as well.
Metal Man (GM): Megaman presses a button, and summons Rush.
Yurie presses the red button, then flips over end, swan diving.
Megaman: "Jet mode!" He leaps out, on Rush, following everyone.
Yurie: "MTA TSIPHONE! ACTIVATION!"
Garrick: "...god help us." *leaps out as well.*
Metal Man: "...If only I had my Star Board."
Gibby jumps. "GERONIMO!!!!"
Link: "If only I had... wait, nothing I have would let me fly!"
Aribar blinks and jumps, confused.
Razor takes wing, diving straight down as he pulls out his dex. "Alright... here we go! They'd better get here in time!"
Yurie: *A flash of light is seen, followed by a blur as the angelic-style MTA swoops by, catching Yurie in the cockpit before closing up. Yurie lands in the seat, sliding the Werebane in as she punches in the commands...*
Metal Man (GM): Yurie's MTA is naturally nearby, but the others are a bit... far away.
Robotnik (COMMS): "Prepare for final laser barrage!"
Locos Docos is just... puzzled.
Metal Man (GM): Those who jumped out have arrived near the satellite.
Yurie: "Okay Tsiphone, full boost, get us in range of that falling satellite!"
Metal Man (GM): However... those without MTAs, wings, or anything else might just have a problem with falling.
Razor has a bit of time... his wings flare out and he brakes himself as the MTA approaches... he reaches out to grab on to Garrick so he doesn't fall all the way before his MTA comes.
Garrick grabs Razor's hand as he reaches for him, looking for something on his buster...
Metal Man (GM): The MTAs are 100ish feet away. The satellite will crash in 3-4 minutes.
Garrick: "Razor! Get us over to Yur's MTA!"
Razor nods and tilts forward, swooping towards the closer MTA.
Aribar simply falls... And damns himself for not memorizing Feather Fall.
Garrick: "I have an idea..."
Gibby: "CATCH ME!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Mega sighs and catches Gibby.
Megaman: "Now... why did you jump out in the first place?"
Yurie: "Alright... here it comes..."
Gibby: "...I thought I could float..."
Garrick flips open his dex "Yurie, PLEASE tell me you can blast through that whole thing..."
Dex: "What half-insane thing do you want to do today?"
Aribar opens his Dex. "... Save me, you advanced piece of crap!"
Garrick: "...power... power, I need a source of power... my MTA is the only thing I can think of..."
Dex: "Which is still out of range."
Yurie: "I can try..."
Dex: "...Ummm... I can save my self!"
Garrick: "Can't it get here any FASTER??"
Metal Man (GM): It slips out of Ari's hands and grows a parachute.
Razor: "Just charge that thing Garrick."
Yurie growls, then whirls, reaching up and Snagging Ari.
Garrick: "It won't... ahh, hell. Alright..." *vvuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUU.* "YURIE, GET BACK OVER HERE NOW!!!" *He charges at best he can, yelling into his dex for Yurie to get back over to them.*
Razor swoops towards Yurie now.
Aribar attempts to... Grab on to his Dex's parachute... Thing.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie catches Aribar, and Aribar catches the dex.
Yurie: "...alright... this baby should be strong enough to allow me to amplify my Fireball Barrage..."
Garrick gets to Yurie's MTA with Raze now.
Yurie raises her MTA's opposite hand, a circle of flames appearing before she releases a string of powerful fireballs at the falling satellite.
Metal Man (GM): The satellite can't dodge. The Questers blow huge chunks out of it... which are now kinda like flaming meteors.
Razor: "Yurie... we need to work together!"
Garrick lands on the mech, sliding his hands over the surface of it for some sorta connection port.
Garrick: "Give me a second... Yurie, I need a connection! Open something for me!"
Yurie: "Look guys, get into the cockpit. as long as we're inside her, the ether unit that allows us to do our specials will amplify them... *The chest cockpit opens."
Razor nods quickly. "Right, come on Garrick." He drops down and slides on in.
Garrick, still charging by the way, climbs in.
Megaman: "Anything else I can do for you, Gibby?"
Yurie: "Alright... we need to let rip with a Team Blast strong enough and big enough to ATOMIZE that thing..."
Gibby: "Follow those Questers!" He points Mega to where everyone is getting inside Yurie's MTA.
Garrick: "Best thing I can do is a Fork Shot, though I might be able to combine them all into one big blast."
Razor: "What about the move you just learned?"
Metal Man (GM): Mega follows the Questers.
Yurie: "The best move I got is Doomsday..."
Razor: "I've got Annihilate."
Garrick: "Gotta be a charged shot Fork Shot."
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile, Samus, Link, and Metal just kinda stare at everyone from a while away.*
Garrick: "...alright, I'll charge up a Hellfire."
Locos Docos does as well.
Gibby: "Ok... now toss me into the chest cockpit with the others."
Razor twirls his blades a bit. "Just tell me where to put these..."
Garrick: "...GIBBY, get in already!"
Metal Man (GM): Megaman stuffs Gibby in the cockpit and backs off.
Garrick yanks the cockpit closed.
Gibby: "Thanks again!"
Garrick: "Gibby, charge something up. We're combining these all together."
Locos Docos starts to walk to the castle, but keeping distance from it..just a bit.
Garrick: "Alright, you ready, Razor?"
Locos Docos steps back about 50 steps to be safe.
Metal Man (GM): There wasn't exactly many people in the castle, judging from the fact that all the maidens and Zelda and Link and Ganondorf are all far away.
Garrick waits for them to get in position.
Yurie: "Alright... everyone ready?"
Garrick growls as his buster glows bright red, his gloves and boots glowing the same and vibrating madly. He's sweating, like he's holding hot coals. "I'm good..."
Razor shoves his blades into a pair of slots in the MTA. He grips them tightly, and green energy crackles around them and into the Drive, charging the attack with the power of Annihilate. "Let's do this!"
Yurie: "Alright then..." TEAM BLAST!!!"
Garrick slams his buster into the drive and fingers the button with his thumb...
Gibby just watches.
Yurie: *The Tsiphone glows, then splits into three after images, one copying Yurie's stance, one copying Garrick's, and one copying Razor's.*
Metal Man (GM): A large explosion nearly blinds everyone. Then the Questers hear another explosion.
Gibby covers his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): ...And many others.
Gibby: "Did we get it?"
Locos Docos shields his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): ...When the smoke clears, 1/4 of the satellite has flown straight into Death Mountain.
Metal Man (GM): The other 3/4 is sitting on top of Hyrule Castle.
Locos Docos: "...Well... at least it's better than ...nevermind."
Gibby: "Well THAT helped..."
Metal Man (GM): ...And junk is raining on Hyrule Castle town, starting fires.
Razor: "Dammit... it wasn't enough..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's base conveniently disappeared during the explosion.
Garrick: "..." *pulls out his dex.* "...come in, Mewtwo."
Metal Man (GM): However, at least the SA-X2, two phantoms, and possibly Jeff Maxwell are dead!
Gibby: "Well... these things happen. They'll just have to rebuild."
Garrick: "The satellite is taken care of..."
Gibby: "...so is Hyrule..."
Gibby: "It balances out."
Garrick: "So is SA-X2, two phantom clones, and possible Jeff Maxwell... along with 3/4s of Hyrule Castle and a bit of Death Mountain."
Locos Docos opens Joel as well.
Gibby: "We made a mess."
Garrick: "But no casualties."
Mewtwo: "...I don't even want to ask what SA-X2 and a Phantom Clone was, and is doing there."
Garrick: "At least, as far as we know."
Mewtwo: "Well... reports confirm you've reduced the satellite to junk bits. So, that's finished. Oh, yes, and there are some awards."
Mewtwo: "Gibby and Aribar have gotten... the lemming award. 500 coins."
Locos Docos patches in on what is going on.
Garrick: "We need to send Scouts into the castle wreckage and Death Mountain. You know, for the Hylians and Gorons."
Gibby: "...what's a lemming?"
Locos Docos tries to tune in on any conversations.
Mewtwo: "...Razor gets the bravery award... 700 coins."
Metal Man (GM): Locos hears Mewtwo rattling off awards.
Mewtwo: "And... everyone gets paid 1000 coins for what they did. That's what it would have cost to hire anyone else to do this job. Now... do not speak of this destruction again." *Shakes his head.*
Locos Docos: "Including me?"
Garrick: "Damn right..."
Mewtwo: "Yes, Locos."
Locos Docos nods on his side.
Mewtwo: "I'll warp you back."
Garrick: "Please do."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone, MTAs and everything, are warped back.
Gibby arrives safe and sound. "Ahh... good to be home."