Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 81: Poisoned Coins of Confusion
Date: August 12th & 13th, 2004.
Metal Man walks in. "Hi Locos. How's it going?"
Locos Docos: "...Ready to face the greatest most terrifying, one-armed thing that will ever approach me."
Aribar is sitting in the R&R messing with his equipment and cubes... He is sporting a nifty badge on his chest and has a... Dorky looking wizard hat in front of him.
Metal Man: "Hi Aribar."
Locos Docos: "..." *He gulps in preparation.*
Aribar looks up at Locos... He stands up while picking up his sword. "You... You left us to die back there! First you just WALKED AWAY from the fight... Then came back claiming to help distract the monster if I recall correctly... What did you do? YOU WARPED OFF THE SATELLITE!! I don't know how I'm holding myself back from Thordaining you right now!"
Locos Docos: "Hey! First off, I did NOT know I would be instantly warped as soon as I pressed it! Second, I hadn't a clue what coordinates were set. But that doesn't matter... what does is what happened."
Aribar: "... How about explaining why you didn't help us attempt to fight SA-X?"
Metal Man: "SA-X2."
Locos Docos: "...My beard. Lunarian blind pride."
Aribar: "... Right... SA-X2... Wait... What?! Your BEARD?!"
Locos Docos: "Yes... silvery and shiny it is. Remember when I complained about missing my soap?"
Aribar: "..." *Twitch.*
Locos Docos: "Anyway, I let the Lunarian pride control of me."
Aribar: "Maybe I should help you save that beard..." *Raises his sword into the air.*
Locos Docos: "If not for my human side, I probably would've done even less."
Metal Man: "I wouldn't do that. Perhaps Locos could explain why they let him leave at all? And then again?"
Locos Docos: "Those explosions made me realize that there's something beyond blind honor and tradition."
Metal Man: "Cowardice?"
Aribar: "He better do it quickly before I Bolt him!"
Locos Docos: "Teamwork... and... Compassion for others."
Metal Man: "Alright... depending on what team you're on."
Locos Docos: "Ours."
Aribar: "Pah! Sure you are!"
Metal Man: "Which reminds me... we're gonna have to deal with Ganondorf eventually."
Aribar: "I'm beginning to wonder exactly how..." *Twitches when Metal says that...* "How loyal you are to this organization."
Locos Docos: "Which is why... I request punishment."
Aribar: "... Can I bolt him yet?!"
Metal Man: "Oh, and scans have revealed that there IS a satellite, an exact copy of the one we destroyed, at the sun... as for that..."
Locos Docos: "Though I have control of it over the next 6 years... I let down those that needed me."
Metal Man: "Well, there is no need for a punishment, more of a challenge."
Locos Docos: "Actually, I've read in the archives... About 'punishment' missions."
Metal Man: "Yes, well, you did experience them the same as I."
Locos Docos: "Where they received nothing for their efforts."
Metal Man: "However, this is different. You see... we've caused a bit of a problem with our activities. Hyrule has been messed up beyond acceptable means."
Locos Docos: "Which I was part of."
Metal Man: "Ganondorf terrorizes what hasn't been killed or trapped under satellite pieces. The goal is simple: trap Ganondorf. When we have time, you shall have to do that. In the meantime, we have larger problems."
Razor re-enters the one of the holo-rooms, already unsheathing his blades. He commands the computer to activate the same program he had run the last time... and in a short time the area is loaded up. A wide field with high grass surrounded by mountains. Numerous wire frames begin to appear all around him, and he twirls his blades for a moment. "Alrighty... let's go." He shifts into a fighting position, blades pointed downwards, and the frames rush in. He darts forward, and in a furious dance proceeds to royally dice up these frames, his movements more nimble than before, his attacks twice as fast... and twice as powerful. The frames begin to close around him, attempting to swamp him, only to be fried by a series of dark fireballs plowing through them.
Metal Man: "Robotnik's forces have mobilized completely, and that flying base has been cutting Robotnik's face into all."
Locos Docos: "With my actions and guilt, I must experience what is like without allies against... what!?"
Metal Man: "In fact, he's claimed Death Mountain to be... Mount Eggman..."
Locos Docos: "What happened with Dr. Robotnik?"
Aribar: "Hey Locos..." *He begins equipping his armor... It has cubes in it.*
Locos Docos: "Say no more."
Metal Man: "Well, he did almost kill us all... not to mention he destroyed the castle."
Locos Docos: "Just... get it over with." *He has his eyes open to Aribar.* "I do not deserve atonement. Not now."
Metal Man: "Now now, killing eachother isn't allowed... unless you're the late Phantom."
Aribar: "... Think fast." *Four balls that look similar to Luigi's fireballs fly towards Locos... Wood Blast Barrage!* "Not killing! Just severely hurting!"
Locos Docos: "...I do not deserve to dodge all of them. I told you..I didn't deserve to dodge all of them."
Metal Man: "If you want to kill eachother, at least go to the arena."
Locos Docos: "Metal, stop... anyway..."
Metal Man: "I can think of far meaner things to do to a person, though."
Aribar: "I am satisfied with Locos's splintered body. ."
Locos Docos: "What happened to Dr. R?"
Aribar takes his equipment and heads to the Holorooms.
Metal Man: "He and his base have been running amok in Hyrule."
Locos Docos: "...But he said himself!"
Metal Man: "And I thought aliens and Ganondorf was bad enough..."
Locos Docos: "Why would he attack us?"
Metal Man: "I don't know. He exclaimed some gibberish about Smithy replacing him, right before blowing up the satellite, and then yelling at everyone. He's insane... there isn't much else to explain."
Razor continues to fling himself against the seemingly endless hordes of frames, so far not having even been touched in his dance of blades.
Locos Docos: "...So... Rather than ally with us..."
Metal Man: "He has declared war against all."
Locos Docos: "Julian Kintobor has gone back to his twisted vile ways. I've read of him in the old archives, and I wouldn't be surprised if he brought back his old empire of Robotropolis and his most feared creation... The Robotizer."
Metal Man: "The only pattern to his insane attack is to carve his face into anything he finds suitable."
Locos Docos: "I can remember that one line... that one line..."
Metal Man: "Of course, occasionally he's also had skirmishes with both the aliens and Ganondorf's troops."
Locos Docos: "'In every game, there are winners and there are losers--and as you know... in this game, losers get... RO-BOTIZED!'" *He had tried imitate that exact same voice.*
Metal Man: "That is the strangest thing... he has very few robots, and reports show them to be pure."
Locos Docos: "Now what were you saying before this monologue of mine?"
Metal Man: "Something is wrong... and why is everything attacking Hyrule? Heartless... aliens... Smithy... Ganondorf... Robotnik... They're all after something."
Locos Docos: "They're after us, of course."
Metal Man: "It isn't in that castle, though. Or in anything we've seen there, not even things from archives."
Locos Docos: "You think it's the Triforce?"
Metal Man: "I have a feeling they are after things we have never seen in Hyrule. Nope. They could have stolen it while Hyrule castle was on fire."
Locos Docos: "I doubt that there is anything more powerful than the complete Triforce."
Metal Man: "Alas, we come to the biggest clue as of yet. Why would they bring in machines that could cloak, impossibly powerful abilities, and even worse, warps? We have deduced it, from Link, that they are trying to get to Termina. At least... we think. It could just be they think we live there or something."
Locos Docos realizes something then just goes to nod from now on.
Metal Man: "Anyways, we have to destroy Robotnik's base before it manages to find HQ. That will be first. Details on that... will be made later."
Locos Docos: "Snively?"
Metal Man: "Then, after that, we will have to either warp to Termina, destroy Ganon, infiltrate Exor, or destroy a large... disturbance... Snively? I've heard stories, but he's nowhere to be found."
Locos Docos: "As G&W said before, you have a shield you want to sell?"
Metal Man: "Yes. At a bargain of... hmmm. 6000 coins."
Locos Docos: "What's it do?"
Metal Man: "Adds the power of the best shield to block attacks, for less."
Locos Docos: "Less than what?' normal price?"
Metal Man: "Yes."
Locos Docos: "Now then, when's the next time we can go to my favorite person's site? Though I can't tell if I like E Li Three or Klumsy more. E Li Three. When can we visit him?"
Metal Man: "A short bit."
Locos Docos: "He was able to do something in 24 hours that took me 24 and a half months to do. ...Make that 24 minutes for me. Make people loathe him, become a master annoyer, and become someone would say '...Let's KILL HIM.'"
Metal Man: "Yeah... he was almost too good."
Locos Docos: "How long has it been since we last saw him?"
Metal Man: "I dunno, but..."
E Li Three: "It may be shorter than you think..."
Metal Man: "...Oh... I forgot. He can occasionally send long-range messages."
Locos Docos: "Yes, yes. I know he's been trying to get in contact with me. Strange thing is... I tried to stay with him, and he threw me out in the desert. Could I be too much for even him??"
Metal Man: "He's eccentric. Being a program, he seems to dislike flesh. That... and there's secrets that he keeps that none of us could know. I'm sure that troubles him all the time."
Locos Docos: "Or, he just can't stand me. Like anyone one else here."
Metal Man: "Trust me; he's more annoying than you can ever be."
Locos Docos: "...Lies! Everyone one here take vote!...It be close race! It be that simple. Now then, I say this; sooner we get back to E Li three headquarters, sooner I will bribe you for research. Deal?"
Metal Man: "Okay."
Running Bull arrives at a very tall building... was this the place that his tribe wanted him to visit? He is certainly confused... but he enters anyway. "What is this place? This looks like a huge... stadium or something. Is anyone here?" He arrives at a very tall building... was this the place that his tribe wanted him to visit? He is certainly confused... but he enters anyway. He goes through two lines and gets a look around the room he just entered... the entrance room. He is still awed by such a sight.
Metal Man is in R&R, just adjacent to the entrance room.
Running Bull looks around and spots a room next door... it looks like a place to relax... he enters.
Yurie is also in the R&R room, leaning back on a couch and sipping what appears to be a glass of cranberry juice.
Running Bull: "Umm... hello. I am Running Bull. My tribe had asked me to visit the tall building that everyone comes to for what they say are contests... is this the place?" *He speaks with a sense of uncertainty.*
Yurie: "Hmmm?" *looks over at the American Indian in the red tunic..
Wolfman (GM): The two Questers see an Indian/Native American before them. He is wearing a red, ruby like tunic, a similar type headband on his head, and a feather attached at the back of the headband.
Metal Man: "Well... hello person who randomly wandered in here."
Running Bull: "Perhaps you did not hear my name right. It is Running Bull, not Person Who Randomly Wandered In Here. You probably have me mixed up with my cousin."
Metal Man: "...I see..."
Running Bull: "Anyway, is this the building where everyone comes to watch or take part in contests?"
Yurie: "Huh... an Indian. Now I'm surprised... after a Metal Man, a little blue thing and a half dragon, seeing another normal human is... interesting..."
Metal Man: "Well, I was here before most of you... in fact, only Aribar or Klumsy... and wherever Wolfman went... remain of those who were here before me. This is that building."
Running Bull: "Then I might have made it on time... thank you. I was sent here to possibly train, and learn some things so I can teach my village. They believe that they will be attacked soon. Do you know where I can start?"
Metal Man: "Uhhhhh... soon."
Running Bull takes a seat at one of the... seating areas. He doesn't know the name of them, but knows it's a place to sit down. "I understand... but what is this place exactly?"
Metal Man: "Quester Headquarters. You name them, we smash them."
Running Bull: "Very strange saying..." *He gets a better look around this resting type room.*
Metal Man (GM): Few tables, some chairs, etc.
Running Bull: "Well, I'm going to walk around... perhaps we'll talk again..." *gets a good look at Metal Man.* "Man of Metal." *He gets up and leaves the resting room to explore more of this 'Headquarters' as the Man of Metal calls it.*
Metal Man: "Indeed."
Yurie: "...you're just going to let him run around?"
Metal Man: "Eh."
Running Bull takes in the sights of this place... he is almost mesmerized of the spectacle. Could this be where he learns to better himself? He continues walking through the Headquarters... by looking around at everything, he doesn't know where he is going... but he almost doesn't care.
Yurie: "...ahem..." *She seems to have been following mister Running Bull around the HQ..*
Running Bull thought he heard something... he stops for a moment, and turns around.
Aribar comes out of the holorooms after a long training session against a wireframe. The half-elf currently has on blueish Zora Scalemail armor with a little badge that looks like Superman's emblem pinned to his left sleeve. A cheesy looking Wizard Cap is on his head with a Roc's Feather sticking out of it's base. His sword is sheathed on the right side of his leather belt. Anyone who passes him could easily notice that his rig.
Yurie: "Hello there Running... whatever..."
Aribar begins heading to the R&R room to go to 'sleep'.
Running Bull: "You are closer than that man of metal. Running Bull. Who are you?"
Yurie: "Yurie Ginsei. Nice to meet you."
Running Bull: "Same here." *He offers his hand... he learned a little bit about handshakes, and wonders if it applies here.*
Yurie reaches over and shakes his hand, sipping her drink in her other before letting go.
Running Bull: "What types of contests are held here exactly? The tribe wasn't very detailed... they often never are."
Yurie: "Armed combat, actually... not to mention we go out and stop evil people..."
Running Bull: "So there is more than just contests? You guys are actually... heroes?"
Yurie: "You could say that." ^^
Running Bull: "...perhaps that is what my tribe wanted me to be... but how fast can I be a hero?"
Yurie: "Well... it's sort of late at the moment... but your best bet is to speak with Metal Man later..."
Running Bull: "Do you know where the... er, sleeping places are located then?"
Yurie: "Yeah, lemme show you... there should be an empty room."
Running Bull: "Very well." *He follows Yurie to the rooms... when she starts moving that is.*
Aribar heads over to G&W's stand. His intent is to haggle a Shell cube into his possession.
Aribar: "Heyah... Do you have any Shell cubes for sale? "
G&W: "Regular price, yes."
Aribar: "... Hrm... I've been a steady customer, right? Why not offer me a twenty-five coin discount?"
G&W: "...I'm not just gonna give it to ya!"
Aribar: "Bah... I didn't want to do this, but..." *He reaches into his pack.*
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): He's got a gun!
Aribar pulls out a Darkness Cube... The one he got from Skyhigh. "... How about this? Eighty coins?"
G&W: "Looks good to me. Sold!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes it.
Aribar buys two Shells and adds it to his Elven Protection combo. "Thank you, sir."
G&W: "...Woah... woah... this cube was a bargain! It has some rare mind control gelly on it! Woohoo! I'm going to be rich!"
Aribar: "... What?"
G&W: "That stuff sells for 100,000,000 coins on the black market!"
Aribar: *Twitch, twitch.*
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): Haha. Sucker.
Aribar: "So you would ILLEGALLY sell it?"
G&W: "Well, why not?"
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): G&W is a crook.
G&W: "It is illegal to possess it in the first place!"
G&W: "...However, maybe you'd like to make some money yourself? You could take the cube and sell it for me."
Aribar: "... Where to and how much?"
G&W: "Saturn valley. You've been there before, right?"
Aribar: "I believe so..."
G&W: "The Saturns use it for something... Oh, of course, there's monsters there, but they shouldn't be a problem."
Aribar: "Ah... Okay... I want ten percent of the profits."
G&W: "Okay... that's 10,000,000... a little steep... well, that's only if you sell it, so maybe, I guess."
Aribar feels a little bad about this... Hrm... That little elf then gets an idea. "Ten million... Sure!"
G&W: "Good luck!"
Aribar: "Will do!" *He takes the cube back and exits the room... Heading to Oak's lab.*
Metal Man (GM): Oak is testing... toaster pastry armor!
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): Mmmm... pastry.
Oak: "...Only another 5 minutes until my first batch is done..."
Aribar: "Oak... You almost got me sent to jail for a long time..."
Oak: "What? You took it before I could destroy all of that gel."
Aribar: "... I forgot about that... Well... You better dispose of it before mister Watch goes to jail..."
Oak: "How much did he say it was worth?"
Aribar: "One-hundred million... He wanted me to take it to Saturn Valley."
Oak: "Right... you better give it to me right away..."
Aribar: "I stupidly agreed to it... And this is probably all on the security cameras." *He hands Oak the cube.*
Oak: "Oh well." .oO(Yes! Funding for my pseudocubes!) "Er-hem, Well, hopefully you won't get arrested."
Aribar: "What did you do with that stuff anyways? I mean the rest of that gunk?"
Oak: "Destroyed it. All of it but a small dab."
Aribar: "Ah... Good... Ah... Not good. Why didn't you destroy it all?"
Oak: "The dab that was on the cube. That you stole before I was done."
Aribar: "Oh... Eheheh... Wait... How did you destroy it?"
Oak: "I'll finish it as soon as possible. With this." He pulls out a blowtorch.
Aribar: "... Can I borrow that?"
Oak: "It needs fuel. Which is located in... Toad Town. ...Which has Exor sticking out of it..."
Aribar blinks and wonders if it is really worth the trouble to fool Watch. "Umm... Don't you have a Charmander or something?"
Oak: "...That'd melt the cube... the lab... and possibly you..."
Aribar: "Oh... Where is the nearest fireplace?"
Oak: "...That's not good enough."
Aribar: "... Can I just Bolt it?"
Metal Man (GM): Oak drops it in some solution.
Oak: "Whoops! Well, say good bye to that cube."
Aribar: "... What did you drop it in?"
Oak: "Poison. Deadly poison. It melts everything that touches it."
Locos Docos has now woken up from his bed in the closet beside Ari's room. He awakens with a yawn and drops by Oak's lab for the daily coffee.
Aribar: "... That you just happen to keep opened to..." *He picks up the nearest object that isn't his and pokes the poison with it.*
Metal Man (GM): It... melts...
Locos Docos is a bit eerie-eyed and can't tell what some things are.
Locos Docos: "Can't... sseeeeiiee..." *YYAAWWNN* "...straight."
Aribar takes an Explosion cube and dips the corner in it.
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): *confuses the poison for a punch bowl and takes a swig.*
Metal Man (GM): It also disintegrates.
Locos Docos: "I've come back for more of that wonderful beverage, Prof..."
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): Haha. Awesome.
Oak: "You want the deadly death poison?"
Locos Docos: "Deadly? ... I thought it was coffee."
Oak: "...Just don't drink it again."
Aribar: "Why do you leave this stuff just LAYING AROUND A ROOM FULL OF PRODEMON?!"
Locos Docos begins to get in Oak's face.
Oak: "Because I don't often let people wander in and drink it."
Locos Docos: "You... you listen here..." *He begins to poke air...*
Aribar: *Twitch, twitch.*
Locos Docos: "I need that damn beverage cause..cause otherwise... they be coming to take me away!"
Aribar: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" *He just runs out of the room screaming at Oak's... Smartness.*
Oak: "...You better deal with Locos... he's looking... weird... Now Locos... the huge red mushroom that ran out has your hat!"
Locos Docos looks the other way, stuttering...
Oak: "...And the key to that undead temple you told me about!"
Locos Docos makes more ...drunken gestures. "Dr. Sumac, I ...I respeek that mushroom too much..." *He looks to Oak's face again.* "And I don't have no frickin' hat to chew on."
Oak: "Right... look, just hold this."
Metal Man (GM): Oak gives Locos a bucket of sand and runs out with the poison.
Locos Docos: "...?"
Metal Man (GM): One can hear the sound of a car flying off at high speed... he must have a CAC.
Locos Docos: "That damn... damn him!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hears Oak's car take off at high speed.
Locos Docos picks up the bucket, staggers all around, and throws it all around.
Aribar blinks and attempts to look outside the nearest window.
Locos Docos: "He gave me... kitty litter!"
Metal Man (GM): The car is heading towards... Saturn Valley.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Locos trashes the lab. *BZZZZZZZT* *BLLLLP.*
Locos Docos: "God damn sonofa..."
Aribar heads to his MTA...
Metal Man (GM): Sand everywhere. *BOOM.* Something random just exploded.
Locos Docos: "...quake." *He begins to hiccup.* "I'm ...I'm half Lunarian dammit. I don't to take this crap."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's MTA is waiting patiently. ...Like mecha do.
Aribar: "... Muahahahah..." *He gets inside of it to take off.*
Locos Docos: "...Ari?...A--" *hic.* "...ari!?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Someone set the radio of the MTA to 'n00bchat'
Locos Docos: "EHh... where... whe'd he go."
N00b (Radio): "OMG WTF BBQ."
Aribar: "..." *Feels his intelligence lower to one.*
N00b2 (Radio): "BBQ! YELLING LOUDLY OMG LOL."
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary): Mmm... BBQ.
N00b (Radio): "MOOOONPIE."
Locos Docos gets out his smeelly bass from last Christmas.
Metal Man (GM): It continues like that.
Locos Docos: "Jaa... Joe! Locl... Loc--" *hic.* "Locos the professor!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's Mecha takes off. ...Spinning wildly... And with the radio off.
Locos Docos: "Joel... Joel!?"
Mecha: "Navigate error... destination: ???"
Locos Docos smacks the fish on a counter several times.
Aribar: "Whew... Wait... Crap... Haywire plus mecha equals... Umm... Destination is Oak's CAC!"
Locos Docos: "'Amnit... jewel! Locate that, quack! Ahhh..." *He throws the fish into several beakers...* "Screw this highway..."
Metal Man (GM): The mecha smashes into the ground twice, then jerkily follows Oak. Locos sees the fish morph into a huge loaf of bread.
Locos Docos staggers out of the lab backwards. "Ohh..goody... now that damn pirates after... me." *He gets out the real Joel.*
Metal Man (GM): Oak's CAC is heading towards Saturn Valley.
Aribar: "Robot go! Wood Blast Barrage!"
Joel: "...What is it?"
Mecha: "...Target out of range."
Razor is just lounging in his room. He sighs and shakes his head at the sounds of the usual chaos. His blades sit beside him, while he fiddles with a pair of strange glove-like items with a pair of cube slots in each. Into these slots in each he puts an Ultima cube and an Element cube. "Not bad..."
Aribar: "Dah... What attacks are in range?"
Locos Docos: "Fish..food. I--" *hic.* "I--" *hic.* "...need that lo-a-cation of that damn nutty professor."
Mecha: "'Run Away' and 'Suicidal Death.'"
Locos Docos: "He took off with my sobering drnink!"
Aribar: "... Get into Thordain or Wood Blast Barrage range!"
Mecha: "No can do... the CAC moves 3 times faster than we can."
Aribar: "... Drop dead weight!"
Mecha: "Okay." *Aribar is ejected.*
Locos Docos ...makes a twitching smile at Joel.
Aribar: "NOT ME YOU BLASTED PIECE OF MACHINERY!"
Joel: "...You could buy poison shrooms..."
Locos Docos: "...Have I told you how... I respect you!?" *He waves his finger to the left and right.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar has landed in the middle of nowhere.
Locos Docos: "No no. It has to be that coffee."
Aribar: "... Piffle. Just piffle..."
Locos Docos: "Now locate that damn Admiral Stukov before I get jiffy in a piffy."
Nodal walks in.
Aribar contacts Mewtwo via his Smash Dex.
Nodal: "Where'd my old room go?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's in the desert.
Nodal: "It seems to have been replaced by a bathroom."
Metal Man (GM): Nodal appears to have confused his still-present old room for a bathroom. Metal seems to have a funny look on his face at first sight by Nodal.
Metal Man: "...It's you! The guy who owes me 100 coins!"
Nodal: "Metal...? OH GOD!" *He runs away.*
Metal Man: "I want my 100 coins!" *Chases.*
Aribar continues trying to contact Mewtwo for about a minute.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar gets the Country Music station.
Nodal: "What is the interest?"
Aribar kicks his Smash Dex towards the horizon...
Locos Docos presses buttons to try to contact Admiral Pof.
Metal Man: "Let's see... 1% over 2 years..."
Razor fiddles with the Magic Blasts for a moment more before picking up his blades again. "Hmmm... I can feel this..."
Metal Man: "So you owe me now... 106 coins."
Nodal: "Metal. I'm actually not here. I'm over there."
Aribar: "Okay... I have no idea where I'm at... And now Aribar is talking in third person... Aribar is doomed."
Nodal: "I'm that closet."
Metal Man: "What are you doing in a closet?"
Nodal: "Stealing your wallet. You better go catch me."
Locos Docos goes to the Big Room, acting like a big PO'd goat coming down the hallway. "You ...want something done right... ya gotta not allow the fish to do it."
Aribar looks around for any signs of life or water.
Metal Man: "...Are you insane?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sees some spider plants and a small pond. And... two trees.
Nodal: "You must be if you see me over here."
Locos Docos brings in a big ol' wiff of the air.
Nodal: "Go ask Jay, he'll tell you."
Jay Resop: *Inexplicably in the Stadium.* "Como te llamas?"
Nodal: "Pssst, Jay, smile and nod."
Aribar walks over and picks up his Smash Dex. "Aribar says... Locate the stadium."
Locos Docos: "Where's that chipmunk... that gathers everyone here."
Dex: "...Stadium is... 10 miles away."
Locos Docos looks for the button that calls the guys whenever an emergency arrives.
Nodal: "So uh, Metal, you gonna go get your wallet back or what?"
Aribar: "So roughly three hours away..."
Metal Man: "I have my wallet right here."
Nodal: "No you don't."
Metal Man pulls out his wallet. "Yes I do."
Aribar: "Dex, can you turn into a sniping rifle thing?"
Nodal: "Well you better look in it to see if I took anything."
Metal Man pulls out all his coins, ID... alll of it is there.
Aribar: "Or call my MTA back?"
Nodal runs away while Metal is looking.
Jay Resop (OOC Commentary):: Heh.
Metal Man: "...Where did he go?"
Locos Docos presses the button to summon a couple Questers 'cause this an emergency with the squinty eyes and ...goats. And the Prof getting away. He at least presses one of the electoshocking ones. "Need a ...jump start for this building."
Dex: "Going to... binocular mode."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex shows images of objects 100 feet away.
Locos Docos passes out after trying to summon someone for over 10 seconds.
Nodal: "I know."
Yurie would like to note she's been in the cafeteria, sipping on some cranberry juice and avoiding all the madmen wandering about the HQ.
Aribar: "Dex... Aribar says to summon his MTA ASAP!"
Dex: "...Your MTA is malfunctioning."
Aribar: "Damned Haywire spell!"
Dex: "It will not return until it has finished following Oak."
Aribar: "... Can you at least give it an order to destroy Oak's CAC?"
Razor takes a quick swipe at the air, and a wave with a green tint zips from the tip of the weapon and slams into the wall... and slices right into it... nearly double its normal strength.
Aribar: "Don't make me break you!! Tell me... Are you resistant to water?"
Dex: "Up to 1200 leagues, Ishmael."
Aribar: "What about electricity and wood?"
Locos Docos has been drooling on the floor of the big room and it connecting to anywhere else ever since he passed out.
Razor nods slowly as he slips off his bed, wings stretching a bit behind him as he sheathes the blades." He peeks out the door to make sure there is no insanity in his path before slipping out and making his way to the cafeteria to get some food."
Dex: "Seeing as I have a metal case and rubber padding... It would deal no damage. I can also be thrown on the ground, set on fire, AND exploded."
Aribar: "Control, alt, delete!"
Dex: "...Do you ever realize that most machines don't have that ability?"
Aribar: "Alt, Eff four!"
Dex: Locate your own head."
Aribar: "Eef Five! Eeffiveeffiveeffive!"
Dex: "Your head asplode!"
Aribar attempts to snap the thing in two.
Metal Man (GM): ...Ow... that thing is really tough...
Aribar: "... ARRG!"
Dex: "Just walk down that path for 10 miles. It should be safe."
Aribar: "But I want to hurt yoooou!"
Dex: "...No time... because... look behind you!"
Aribar: "Can you at least form a fa--" *Looks behind himself.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a thief holding some of Aribar's money.
Razor comes out of the kitchen and back into the cafeteria with a tray covered with... curly fries, pizza, tacos, eggrolls, and CHICKEN KIEV!
Thief: "...He... he... heh... You're too poor to hurt me..."
Aribar casts Wood Blast Barrage followed by a Heroic Surge one.
Metal Man (GM): 777! DING DING DING DING DING DING! It rains 777 coins on Aribar for apparently no reason. Thief go BOOM.
Aribar: "Hmp... I hunt thieves for a living and one has the nerve to--GAK!" *Is crushed by the coins.*
Razor grabs some orange juice and sits down at one of the tables. He digs right in, chowing down on the pizza first.
Dex: "...Well, at least you're rich now."
Aribar pockets the money... "Damnable thieves... I guess you're right, Dex..."
Yurie: "...hey Raz..."
Dex: "Now, unless you like killing thieves, we should get going."
Locos Docos wakes up, and energetic... but still in the mood he was in.
Razor glances up and swallows that bite. He smiles. "Hey Yur. How're things?" He picks up his OJ and takes a nice swig.
Aribar: "... I do like killing thieves... Can you leave a message on the Stadium's computer?"
Metal Man (GM): Locos sees another of Oak's poison beakers... on the coffee table. In R&R.
Locos Docos: "...Ohh... oh my g... is it tru... e"
Yurie: "Alright... I'm hiding in here for now."
Locos Docos scans this with the "Fish." (Joel)
Joel: "...It's another one of Oak's poison beakers! ...But who is distributing them around the stadium?"
Nodal walks into the kitchen, stealthily avoiding MM.
Razor chuckles softly. "I could hear the explosions from my room... I've learned to stay out of things as well..."
Aribar: "'Dear Questers. Stop. It is me, Aribar. Stop. I'm currently stranded in a desert near the stadium... Stop. I'll be killing thieves until rescued. Stop. Sign, Aribar. Stop.'"
Locos Docos: "...Alright, more coffee!! But is this as potent as that coffee that I'm used to drinking, Joe? What you goats call... deaf?"
Nodal: "Oooh pizza."
Locos Docos staggers moonwalkingly to the canister and chugs it down...
Aribar: "Aaaand Send it. Although how you will I don't know... "
Yurie: "...who's that?" *points at Nodal.*
Nodal: "No one."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex sends Aribar's message... causing all of the smash dexes in the Stadium to beep and play that message.
Nodal: "Look the other way, I'm not stealing all you Questers' food."
Razor takes a hold of a piece of CHICKEN KIEV, but finds it too hot... so he stabs it with a fork to give it some cooling holes... butter spurts into the air over Razor's shoulder.
Locos Docos: "...Damn pygmy... no one's goonna tell me to stop!!" *He drinks the rest of the poison.*
Razor blinks a few times and pulls out his Dex. "What the hell?"
Locos Docos finishes it off, and whips his mouth off.
Metal Man (GM): Razor sees Locos drink a bunch of poison.
Dex: "Aribar chased after Oak in his MTA, which he used Haywire on."
Locos Docos belches. "Finally, now maybe I can get to sobering..."
Razor: "...well that was brilliant. I'd better go pick him up... Yur, want to come along?"
Aribar walks around the desert and pretends to limp. "Ooh... I'm done for... Why did I have to bring this sack of money with me from town?"
Yurie: "Sure... but who's the oddball?" *points, once again, at Nodal.*
Locos Docos wonders what changes there is...
Metal Man: "...That bum owes me 106 coins! And ran from me!"
Yurie: "...and this is my problem, why?"
Metal Man: "...I don't know. ...And why did Locos drink that vat of poison?"
Aribar pretends to fall to the ground... The bag of money next to him.
Yurie: "...and how did you get in here without going through the door?"
Locos Docos: "..."
Metal Man: "Well, he is a Quester."
Locos Docos: "HAAHAHAHA..."
Dex: "What is it with you and losing everything?"
Razor glances to Nodal. "...I have... absolutely no idea... apparently Metal does." He smirks and turns to Metal. "Have fun with the thrashing... I'll be right back..." He stands up, scooping up a few eggrolls and a couple CHICKEN KIEV, which he eats on his way out the cafeteria. He pauses at the door. "Coming, Yur?"
Dex: "Are you a loser, Aribar?"
Locos Docos cackles with such vibrancy.
Aribar: "Shaddup... I'm trying to confuse thieves..."
Dex: "Why aren't you a winner?"
Yurie: "...meh... forget about it... I'm going with Raz to save Ari. Seeya..." *walks off to the lift...*
Dex: "...Oh... I only have about 3 megabytes of memory... forgive me."
Locos Docos: "...God dammit. That brand of coffee wasn't potent enough."
Metal Man (GM): The ground starts rumbling near Aribar.
Aribar blinks... And looks up.
Razor steps into the lift beside Yur, munching happily on an eggroll. "...want one?"
Aribar stands up and grabs his money. "W-what is happening, Dex?!"
Metal Man (GM): Some large invisible thing flies overhead where Aribar is, unleashing... Eggrobos.
Aribar: "... Piffle!"
Dex: "...It's Robotnik's flying head fortress!"
Locos Docos: "Swarming leeaf cobblers..."
Yurie: "No thanks, already ate..."
Aribar: "Send out an SOA! Save our Aribar!"
Locos Docos goes up to Metal..."
Metal Man (GM): The dexes start beeping, and yell "SAVE OUR ARIBAR."
Locos Docos: "You there... Met." *hic.* "Metal Man of Subcon..."
Yurie: "ACK!" *She jumps, then opens her Dex.*
Locos Docos opens up Joel.
Metal Man: "...What? You want poison?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is on the screen, being chased by EggRobos.
Razor: "Crap! Hurry up you stupid lift!" He lays into the down button.
Locos Docos: "Why does this fish keep going on about... saving our Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): Razor goes down.
Yurie goes down with him... and soon arrive at the hanger.
Locos Docos: "And Where's Professor Elmtree?"
Eggrobo: "Kill. Crush. Destroy. Kill. Crush. Destroy." It and the others fire at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOP ZOOP ZOOP* *BZOOP.*
Yurie: "Alright then... Mobilize MTA TSIPHONE!"
Aribar: "EEeeeh!" *Puts his Dex under his hat and fires a Thordain behind him.*
Yurie presses the activation button as her slot opens, her MTA rising out of the docking bay..
Locos Docos unsheathes his mallet.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. The ones Aribar hit take 2x damage. They're mad now.
Locos Docos: "Boy... if you..if you don't tell..me where he went, I swear I'm gonna... smack you with a big ol' wet one."
Razor stuffs the last two eggrolls into his face as he runs towards his MTA...
Metal Man: "He went to the middle of nowhere. Get in yer MTA and follow Yurie and Razor."
Metal Man (GM): They each fire on Aribar.
Locos Docos: "I keep hearing about a 'Saturn valley' though."
Metal Man (GM): *MISS MISS CRIT.*
Locos Docos: "That's where he took the most potent coffee!"
Aribar is only hit by the crit..
Yurie swiftly climbs into the MTA, taking the pilot seat as the chest cloes up. The MTA is lifted out and onto the launching pad as the HUD lights up around her. She slots in her sword and DEX, then LAUNCHES, blue and white light trailing after her mecha.
Locos Docos: "Alright..alirght."
Aribar is hit... he casts Mage Armor while screaming. "AAAAH!"
Razor hops in and punches the buttons. "Start up, Archangel!" The MTA takes his form, wings erupting gracefully before it boosts out of the hangar, wings flapping while thrusters in its back boost it forwards.
Eggrobo: *Pointing at Aribar. *"Get him. He has technology and money."
Nodal: *Still at HQ.* "Apparently playing dead worked... now to steal all their food."
Eggrobo2: "But I thought we wanted moon pearl."
Locos Docos: "Once we get our Aribar back, promise..and I mean... promise I can get our coffee."
Eggrobo3: "No. Moon pearl bad. We need money."
Aribar: "I don't have a moon pearl! Definitely not at all!"
Metal Man (GM): They all shoot at Ari again.
Aribar: "..." *Debates throwing his Dex... One hit.*
Locos Docos tumbles down and rolls from floor to floor to get to the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Locos reaches the MTA. Razor and Yur will arrive where Aribar is soon.
Locos Docos points to the ceiling. "You listen... you rebellious teenager."
Aribar: "Die! Thordain!"
Locos Docos: "You hate me, and... I..." *burp.* "you." *He gets in slowly.*
Garrick leaps into his MTA, which he doesn't have a name for yet, and zooms after Locos.
Metal Man (GM): One of the Eggrobos fighting Aribar falls down.
Locos Docos: "Now if you... if you don't cooperate... I'm gonna... gonna swear that I have no relationship with you!"
Aribar: "Help me, Dexy!!"
Metal Man (GM): Razor and Yur appear in their MTAs. They see Ari running from robots.
Dex: "Continue evasive measures."
Yurie: "Alright, time to save the mage boy. FIREBALL BARRAGE."
Locos Docos activates his machine by kicking it in reverse with him sitting upside down.
Garrick: "God, I hate it when I sleep in! Come on, MOVE!" *He blazes after the others.*
Yurie thrusts her mecha's hand downwards, rather large balls of flame lancing downwards at the bots.
Aribar probably looks up to see giant fireballs... And DASHES outta there.
Razor shoves his blades into the slots, and large versions of them materialize in the grip of his MTA. "Oh no you don't! Die! WAVE SLASH!" He darts forward and slashes at the rear line of the bots, following the ensuing chain reaction with a trio of twisting slashes to one remaining one... if any survive the fireballs.
Locos Docos: "Mr. DIS-respecktukl... Lay in a course for the middle of nowhere!!" *He jump starts his own MTA and goes crashing through a wall to go east to the site of where he layed course.*
Garrick is rushing like mad to get to where the others are.
Nodal: "Okay, got all the food... now what."
Locos Docos: "I will stop that mad doctor at all costs!! COFFEE, here I come..."
Nodal walks to his room dragging the sack of food.
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE.* The robots are dead.
Yurie backwings and lands her MTA in front of Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick arrive.
Aribar trips into the sand... His heart is pounding from what just happened.
Razor kicks his feet forwards, reverse thrusters flaring as he grinds to a halt in the air and lands on the other side of Ari.
Garrick lands and sighs as he sees the smoldering ruins of the robots. "Awww, why'd you start the party without me?"
Locos Docos is spit out of the MTA for it being disrespectful.
Aribar: "... Nooot really..." *Slowly stands up.*
Locos Docos: "...Where am I? Prof-ofessor Elmtree!?"
Aribar: "Well... I suppose you'd like to know how I nearly got myself killed?" ^^'
Locos Docos looks to the left and right, staggering..."
Garrick: "Yeah, I'd kinda like to know... everything."
Aribar: "Uuhh... Well, I was selling my Dark Cube I got from Skyhigh to G&W... Aaaand some mind control gunk was still on it."
Locos Docos looks at all of his "Allies" with squinting eyes...
Aribar: "He said it was worth 100 MILLION coins..."
Locos Docos: "...1`00 miilllion~!?" *He unsheathes his hammer...*
Garrick: "That's quite a lot of coins..."
Aribar: "... And he offered me ten percent if I delivered this illegal substance to Saturn Valley."
Locos Docos: "You ...all of you are bounty hunters!!" *He stumbles all around, barely balancing.*
Aribar: "Naturally I took the offer... But then I thought that this was bad... So I went to Oak's lab to have him get rid of the mind controlling stuff."
Locos Docos: "How do you people try to sneak up on me... And even when I don't have my coffee of delicious 'poisonous death.'"
Aribar: "Umm... He dropped it in Locos's 'coffee'... And after I left I saw him ZOOMING towards Saturn Valley."
Locos Docos: "And that's when I caught this thief trying to take off with the black death! And all... uhh..."
Dex: "No... Oak's poison."
Locos Docos: "All five of you won't stop me from reaching the mad professor!"
Garrick: "Why was Oak even MAKING a poison."
Aribar: "I wanted to make sure he didn't sell it so I took my MTA... And the radio was on the n00b channel."
Locos Docos breathes in heavy breath... and a sandstorm comes a brewin'
Aribar: "In an effort to stop it I Haywired the system... Causing my MTA to basically dump me off here where I was almost robbed then killed. And... Here I am! Eheheh..."
Dex: "And he stole 777 coins from a thief!"
Aribar: "Oh, and I overheard those Robotnik Robots talking... Shaddup, Dex!"
Locos Docos then fires the loud boom at Aribar, officially attacking him.
Garrick: "Son of a... somebody knock him out already!"
Dex: "Wait... maybe he's drunk on poison?"
Locos Docos gives a "Bring it on" taunt. "Come on... all of ya..."
Aribar: "Locos!!" *Casts Elven Protection on himself.*
Locos Docos: "None of ya will stop me from taking over penguin land and stopping him! Not even her!" *He points to Yurie..* "That ..." *blushes.* "...cute bounty hunter."
Garrick: "You can say that again... ohhhhhhhh crap." *He glances to Yur, then back at Locos.*
Locos Docos: "He comes from the heavens, he stops for no one..."
Aribar chuckles... Then looks at Yurie's MTA... And immediately stops laughing... Dot dot dot...
Locos Docos: "I summon Machine Made Mack and Bodyguards!! COOMMEE FOORRTRH."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP *WARP* *WARP.*
Aribar: "... What the?!"
Locos Docos: "BRRUUWhahaha! You think this would be a handicap match!?"
Aribar: "He IS a traitor! You're going down, Locos!"
Metal Man (GM): A large sword stops the attack, and out of nowhere, Machine Made Mack and several Green Shyguys appear.
Mack: "Kill them!"
Locos Docos bobs his head up and down.
Garrick: "I think we'll be needing this... QUESTERS! DOUBLETIME!!" *He throws his hands in the air, and EVERYONE in the party gets faster! Even Locos! WHOOHA!*
Locos Docos: "Yes my minions! Attack with all your might! Rid the bounty hunters... Leave the cute one to me."
Razor steps his MTA back and unsheathes his blades.
Nodal watches this all on TV. "We get some nice channels."
Locos Docos: "Attack anyone you wish! Even the cute one! Be remain her to be conscious!"
Yurie: "Razor, get Ari into your MTA and link him in." *He already has her rapier out and is in attack position.*
Aribar: "I'll attack Locos on foot! No need for someone else's MTA."
Locos Docos: "...You're nothing but a one-armed bandit!"
Metal Man (GM): There are 6 robo-guards. And Mack. Each guard has a large laser pistol.
Aribar: "Come on, Locos! Use that spell again! I dare yah!"
Mack: "You'll never defeat us!"
Garrick powers up his buster and drops into his usual Ali style stutter step and targets the guards first. "Help us out here, Ari. We'll help Yur when these guys are finished."
Aribar: "Bah! Fine! Mack it is..."
Razor shifts towards the large group. "Alright then... I'm feeling nice and quick... DIE!" His blades glow green and he sends out SLASH after SLASH in the air at the Mack... four Annihilate waves and four normal wave attacks total.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits... 4 hits...
Metal Man (GM): It takes the hits, but is still there. Well... that's only 556 more than it can take. Heheh. *BOOM.*
Locos Docos: "Noooo!!!"
Metal Man (GM): ...It's replaced with something else! Machine Made Yaridovich appears in its place.
Locos Docos: "HAHAHA!!!"
Garrick: "Jeeez... alright, deal with it."
Yaridovich: "You can't kill faster than Smithy's factory can make enemies!"
Locos Docos: "You cannot defeat the forces of Charles L. Magellean!!"
Aribar: "By Whaller... I think we're doomed."
Guard: "You keep this up, we're letting out the Fallen Questers on you!"
Guard2: "Ha ha ha!"
Locos Docos: "No! They are not necessary!"
Yurie: "Fine, allow me to teach you the fine art of mass destruction."
Aribar: "Yurie, finish Locos now!"
Garrick: "Locos is bringing these guys here! You've got to drop him!"
Locos Docos prepares for the attack by sheathing his hammer.
Yurie's Mecha points right at Locos as a circle of light forms around its wrist.
Yaridovich: "You won't touch him as long as we get in the way! GUARD FORMATION!"
Metal Man (GM): They all move in the way, Bodyguard style.
Locos Docos: "...My minions... I thank you!"
Yurie: *A PAIR of red, white black and gold pillars hammer downwards towards Locos.*
Metal Man (GM): Guard 1 is hit twice.
Locos Docos: "Haaaahhh!"
Metal Man (GM): Yaridovich, once. Guard 2 dodges. Guard 3 is hit once. Guard 4 is hit once. Guard 5 is hit once.
Nodal walks around R&R.
Metal Man (GM): And guard 6 is hit twice.
Garrick brings his buster back, his MTA mimicking his actions as he lets out a growl. The buster begins to charge with insane power, his MTA practically glowing as charges the monstrous attack he's going to unleash.
Metal Man (GM): The guards who are hit die. Yaridovich is damaged.
Yaridovich: "More reinforcements, post-haste!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.* Out comes Bowyer. Machine made, of course.
Locos Docos: "Army of Charles L. Magellan! Use thy special forces and decimate the bounty hunters!!"
Bowyer: "...Warp machine is low on energy! Please last longer this time!"
Yaridovich: "What? We are unstoppable!"
Garrick: "These guys are mine..."
Locos Docos: "Sorry..." ^_^;
Yurie: "Atomize them Garrick."
Locos Docos: "I meant special attacks."
Metal Man (GM): Targets are now Locos, Yaridovich, one guard, and Bowyer.
Bowyer: "Locos! We must flee! Otherwise, the warp machine won't be able to continue supporting you!"
Yurie: "Ari, give us some assistance with Thordain!"
Yaridovich: "We'll distract them long enough for you to run!"
Locos Docos: "..." *breathes heavily.* "..."
Aribar: "I have a better idea..."
Metal Man (GM): The monsters attack.
Locos Docos: "They are... better prepared than I thought."
Metal Man (GM): Bowyer fires an arrow at Yurie... it's REALLY FAST. It splits into three before going to hit her.
Locos Docos gets into His MTA.
Yurie 's MTA is hit... once.
Metal Man (GM): That hit puts Yurie under Silence for three rounds. Yaridovich flings himself at Razor. ...He flies way beyond, and bounces back. The remaining guard fires at Aribar.
Locos Docos turns on his MTA. "Charles L. Magellan army: We must retreat at once! We will meet in Saturn Valley!" *He begins to fire its sprockets. Its legs then retreat into the huge body...*
Aribar prays they're unconscious and prays that someone casts a damaging spell on him.
Metal Man (GM): Locos's MTA is now fleeing. But cannot attack. It is moving at full speed.
Locos Docos: "Hurrrryyy!!"
Garrick: "...man are you guys stupid. You are the STUPIDEST I've ever seen. Know why?"
Metal Man (GM): Yardiovich and Bowyer chase after him with the guard robot.
Garrick: "...you shot the wrong people. You missed me." *He lets out a roar as he flings his buster forward, sending a foursome of VERY large plasma attacks straight at each of them.* "FULLY CHARGED FORK SHOT!"
Metal Man (GM): They leap up to take all of those attacks. Aaand all of those miss... except one. Guard robo go BOOM. Locos's MTA suddenly speeds up and disappears. Yurie is unmuted.
Locos Docos: **BRRRREEEIINNKKK!**
Garrick: "No idea. Dex, can you track his MTA?"
Dex: "...He's disappeared from all sensors."
Garrick: "...Garrick to Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "What now? I knew something was wrong, with everyone spontaneously taking off."
Garrick: "We have a situation. Locos has gone insane."
Mewtwo: "What are you saying? The word crazy has gone insane? I can't hear you very well, this transmission keeps breaking up... You go find him then. Because Exor just started flashing weirdly. I saw a large army walking into a warp machine!"
Garrick: "Any idea where they're headed?"
Mewtwo: "I don't know."
Garrick: "Mewtwo, we need to get to Saturn Valley. Can you send us the location?"
Mewtwo: "Sure. Oak's there right now."
Garrick: "OAK is there?!"
Mewtwo: "Go straight over the mountains, continue North."
Nodal walks over to talk to G&W. "Look what you've gone and done."
Garrick: "Right... let's go."
Garrick: "Yeah, we could use some backup here."
Mewtwo: "...Uhhh... don't drink that poison Oak made!"
Aribar wonders if he's at least at minimal health now.
Nodal: "You didn't see the big fight going on on the HUGE SCREEN??"
Mewtwo: "It's... like, Slytock!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is, in fact, at minimal health now.
Aribar: "Uuh... Can someone cast a damaging spell on me?"
Mewtwo: "Except it's more poison."
Garrick: "...perfect. Mewtwo, we need some help here. Are any of the Smashers available?"
Aribar: "Please...? Anyone...?"
G&W: "You really should get out more often... I have to sell some things."
Aribar: "... I have an absorption spell cast on myself."
Nodal: "I don't have anything to get out on."
Mewtwo: "No... they're cleaning up that mess on Hyrule. Metal will be coming, though."
Yurie: *camera zoom out, KABOOM!!*
Metal Man (GM): Just as he says that, Metal's CAC smashes into the nearby rocks.
Metal Man backs out. "Anyone miss me?"
Metal Man: "I heard Locos went... insane..."
Garrick: "He did. We need to catch him. Come on..." *He zooms over the mountains to the north.*
Metal Man: "But in other news, that purple guck he drank tastes good."
Nodal: "I miss you."
Aribar shall... Umm... Assume he's not at full health.
Mewtwo: "...Oh! There's this Nodal person. He seems drunk all the time. And he owes Metal 106 coins..."
Aribar: "Umm... Can someone give me a lift? My MTA is currently following Oak... "
Nodal: "I swear Mister Keg I only had one Osshifuh."
Metal Man: "Hop on in."
Aribar heads into Metal's CAC.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Nodal appears in Yurie's MTA.
Yurie: "...WHAT THE!!?"
Nodal: "Woah. I gotta lay off the drinks."
Nodal: "Who are you?"
Yurie's MTA lifts upwards... then boosts away.
Yurie: "Yurie. Now sit down or else."
Razor boosts off as well...
Metal Man follows in his CAC.
Aribar straps himself in with as many seat belts as possible.
Nodal sits. "...There doesn't seem to be any seat belts here..."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches Saturn Valley. It's raining, noonday.
Yurie: "Nope, except for the ones on my seat. just hang on to something..."
Aribar looks about for his MTA.
Garrick: "Should we go in with MTA's or not?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's MTA is crashed, head first, into a boulder. There's a cave next to it.
Aribar: "... Stupid piece of junk... "
Metal Man (GM): Oak's CAC is parked outside.
Yurie: "Don't think so... we'll have to disembark..."
Nodal: "Anyone else wonder why the MTA following Oak ran into a boulder?"
Aribar: "Because I Haywired it..."
Garrick lands his own mecha and hops out, grunting as he hits the ground. He looks around.
Yurie lands her MTA carefully, then presses the deactivation key. The MTA's chest opens up and Yurie climbs out and down the kneeling MTA to the ground.
Metal Man parks and opens the doors.
Nodal gets out and falls over.
Metal Man: "Ahhh... memories... the pile of puke and Skyhigh..."
Nodal: "Never again."
Razor lands and opens up the hatch... his is still standing. He hops out, wings braking him as he lands gracefully.
Aribar gets out of CAC and heads over to Oak's CAC and... Kicks whatever wheels it may have.
Metal Man (GM): The cave is lit up.
Yurie: "Lovely image there... and Nodal or whatever your name is, get up..."
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Saturn City.'
Yurie draws her sword, walking over to the cave. "...okay everyone... weapons out."
Metal Man whips out his sword.
Nodal gets up and draws his bow nocking an arrow.
Razor slides out his blades and follows behind Yurie. His magic blasts glow a happy green at his grip on the weapons.
Aribar unsheathes his sword and follows everyone into the cave.
Metal Man (GM): There's some steps, which lead to... a stone dead end.
Garrick activates his buster, then heads on inside.
Yurie is, apparently, leading. "..."
Metal Man (GM): There's an inscription.
Yurie: "Okay... what kind of joke is this..." *He reads said inscription...*
Garrick does as well..
Metal Man (GM): 'He who consents to the darkness can enter; those who don't are denied forever.'
Yurie: "He who consents to the darkness can enter; those who don't are denied forever."
Aribar: "I think we must enter without using any lights..."
Yurie: "...Lik hell we are. Garrick, make us a door if you would."
Metal Man (GM): There's a little platform, and some sort of portal sits there.
Nodal thinks, when in doubt, blow it up.
Garrick: "Yes ma'am."
Yurie looks at the little platform, then at the portal.
Metal Man (GM): It's like a mini-black hole.
Nodal: "Hehe, I have good vision."
Yurie: "...hey... new person... step on the platform..."
Nodal: "Um. Sure thing. Just let me get my wallet."
Metal Man: "He's not necessarily new. He was here before me!"
Nodal reaches down and swiftly pushes Ari onto the portal. "Oops."
Metal Man (GM): Ari avoids
Nodal: "Aaaw crud."
Razor in a flash has a blade up against Nodal's throat. "Don't... do... that... again..."
Aribar: "Another traitor?"
Yurie also has her Were Bane against Nodal's chest.
Metal Man: "Nah. Just an old Quester."
Yurie: "Probably stupid as well..."
Nodal: I'm not a traitor, I'm just lazy.
Metal Man: "Not really... he's kinda tricky."
Yurie: "You, onto the platform..."
Aribar: "... Go on, meatshield..."
Metal Man: "And what is it with you and hazing people?"
Nodal: "Stupid Quester Hazing."
Metal Man shoves everyone aside and runs into the portal.
Aribar: "I mean meatshield... I mean rookie!"
Yurie: "It's not hazing."
Nodal walks onto the portal.
Razor steps back, lowering the blade.
Yurie lowers her blade as well.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Aribar: "..." *Walks into the warp.*
Metal Man disappears into the warp... his shadow can be seen in the real world.
Yurie: "..." *He steps on as well.*
Razor shakes his head. "Alright then..." He steps into the Portal.
Garrick steps in as well..
Metal Man: "Hmmm... that reminds me... has anyone brought a moon pearl?"
Nodal: "Hey, look, it's all dark worldy."
Metal Man (GM): Everything's all wavy and weird.
Yurie: "Don't our Dexes have built in Moon Pearls?"
Metal Man: "...Eheh..."
Razor: "...moon pearl? Yeah... what Yur said..."
Metal Man: "Not necessarily anymore."
Garrick: "...this... won't be good..."
Nodal takes out his moon pearl.
Metal Man: "...Now who's the stupid one?"
Nodal: "No bottle for me... so glad I kept this."
Aribar: "I think Robotnik also wants Moon Pearls for some reason..."
Metal Man: "...I can see why... there's a city up ahead... but if we get too close to it, the dark world transformation effects might occur. See, right here we are protected by a little bit of light from the portal."
Razor: "Bleh... that's no good..."
Yurie: "Lovely... can't we reflect the light?"
Metal Man: "Nope. Nodal and I and Aribar are veterans, so it isn't too much of a problem."
Garrick: "...well, we have no choice. We can't go back to the Stadium and get Moon Pearls. Let's move."
Yurie: "...says who?"
Metal Man goes towards the portal, which then... disappears.
Yurie: "...erm... yeah..."
Aribar: "... Piffle."
Razor: "...what the..."
Garrick: "Yep... come on." *He heads onward toward the city in the distance."
Metal Man: "Well, Nodal has a pearl, and... then there the fact that the portal won't let us out.
Yurie nods, then shrugs and follows.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick morphs into a flying guitar.
Nodal: "My pearl."
Yurie: "...how... big is this portal." *She stops.* "Pearl."
Metal Man: "The size of a real pearl."
Razor blinks a few times. "The... hell?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick can still talk--with guitar-like overtones.
Aribar: "Five coins says Razor turns into a duck!"
Nodal walks towards the city tossing his pearl up and down.
Metal Man (GM): Nodal is surrounded by a strange force-field.
Garrick: "I don dow dow dow dow dow dow DOW dow dow dow... n't get it..."
Razor: "Shut up Ari..." He sighs and steps up beside Yurie. "Well..."
Yurie: "...you want to go first, or should I... I... don't have a very nice heart." ^^0
Razor: "How about we do it at the same time?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar turns into... well, isn't that funny. He turns into his sword... or rather, is sucked into it, though now it has eyes and stuff like Exor.
Yurie: "...you first."
Garrick: "Come ON, you two!"
Aribar blinks... as he floats around.
Razor sighs. "Alright..." He heads on forward.
Metal Man (GM): Razor morphs into a Bat.
Aribar: "Whee!" *Flies in circles.*
Metal Man (GM): Of course, with a squeaky voice.
Razor: "G-gah! Hey... at least I'm a living thing..."
Garrick just sorta floats there, struming cords... "Come on, Yur. We gotta keep moving."
Yurie sloooowly inhales, then walks forwards.
Metal Man shrugs, and walks through, turning into a large radio with wheels... and some weird hands coming out of the dials.
Nodal: "Oh nice." *He turns Metal Man on.*
Razor: "Hehehe... nice one Metal..."
Yurie: *walkwalkwalk...* "...um... I... haven't... turned into anything...? GAH!!"
Metal Man: "...No matter how ridiculous this is, at least we can get there."
Nodal: "I feel sorry for all of you."
Razor: "Don't make me bite you..."
Yurie stumbles... and falls flat on her face... and turns into dozens upon dozens of little chibi Yuries.
Metal Man: "Then give one of us your moonpearl..."
Razor twists around and looks at Yurie. "What the hell?"
Metal Man: "...I wonder if the Dark World broke when Yurie entered it."
Nodal quickly takes his pearl off than puts it back on to see what he turns into.
Million-Billion-Yuries: "...HEY! I'M ONLY 4 INCHES TALL! HEY!"
Nodal: "Oh my god."
M-B-Metal Man (GM): The pearl does not come off, despite what Nodal attempts.
Nodal: "Send it back, we don't want it."
Garrick: "...come on."
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, is a large shop.
Garrick: "Well, that looks promising..."
Nodal: "Hey guys, I think I'd better cover the negotiating..."
Million-Billion-Yuries: "CHARGE!" *The many many little Yuries draw their teeny-weeny rapiers and charge towards the shop.*
Metal Man: "That's the one Oak was gonna go to." *He follows.*
Garrick heads inside.
Razor flaps a few times before landing on one of the Yuries' heads.
Aribar hovers forward...
Nodal goes in.
Metal Man (GM): Inside, is Oak. Who also has a Moon Pearl.
Oak: "Okay... 100 trillion coins... final offer."
Aribar: "... DIE!" *Pokes Oak...*
Yurie (GM): The chibis bounce up and down, poking him on the ankles with their little rapiers.
Metal Man (GM): Oak rubs his back, where Aribar stabbed him.
Nodal sneaks up to Oak and attempts to grab the pearl w/o him noticing.
Aribar: "Double crossing idiot!"
Oak: "...Take the cube. Give me the money!"
Aribar: "Thats MY cube!"
Million-Billion-Yuries: "OAK! OAK! OAK!"
Oak: "Don't worry... I'm using this to build pseudo cubes!"
Aribar flies up to Oak's throat...
Metal Man (GM): Oak's moon pearl blocks Aribar.
Aribar: "Now... Before didn't you say those are why Smithy was able to COME here?"
Million-Billion-Yuries: "OAK! OAK! OAK!" *pokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepoke.*
Metal Man (GM): Apparently the cursed ones can't attack those with Moon Pearls effectively.
Garrick just sorta floats there, playing "Stairway to Heaven", and watching the madness. He glances to the rows of items behind the shopkeeper..
Metal Man (GM): Nodal get stuck to the pearl... it has got glue on it! There's several sets of pearls in the shop behind the shopkeeper.
Nodal: "Oh geez."
Million-Billion-Yuries: "OAK! OAK! OAK!" *pokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepokepoke.*
Metal Man (GM): Moon Pearls, indeed.
Garrick: "...how much for a Moon Pearl?"
Oak: "...Okay, could you stop poking me?"
Shopkeeper: "How badly do you need it?"
Nodal stabs Oak with one of his arrows.
Garrick: "I'm a floating guitar..."
Yurie (GM): *The chibis wave up at oak, then begin to scale his legs...*
Aribar attempts to... stab the Dark Cube to pick it up.
Metal Man (GM): The shopkeeper blocks Aribar. Oak dodges. Nodal trips and falls on the Yuries.
Garrick: "Would you STOP messing with the Professor?!?!?!"
Yurie2: "Lookit me! I'm scaling Mt. Everest!!"
Nodal: "Oh god the Yuries!!"
Razor flaps up and away, flipping over to grip on ceiling.
Aribar: "He stole that from me!"
Shopkeeper: "Come on, I don't have all day."
Yurie (GM): *The Yurie's are squished flat... ala cartoon.*
Nodal gets up.
Garrick floats over to the counter and drops 750 coins onto it. "There."
Shopkeeper: "I need at least 1 trillion times that much!"
Aribar flies over to one of the Pearls and attempts to... Touch it or something so he turns back to normal.
Metal Man (GM): The pearls have an electric shield around them.
Yurie (GM): *The chibi Yurie's continue to scale Oak's legs, singing cheerful chibi songs as they do so.*
Nodal: "Well I seem to be stuck to 2 pearls..."
Oak: "One of them being mine."
Garrick: "...you do know that I will play a very bad version of 'The Song That Never Ends' unless you take that for a Pearl."
Nodal: "This presents a problem."
Aribar: "... I am gonna blast someone if I don't get my Dark Cube back!"
Shopkeeper: "I can imprison all of you in gems!"
Razor just sits on the roof, staying out of it...
Metal Man (GM): The Shopkeeper points to several rows of gems.
Aribar: "... Umm... Eep..." *...'Backs' up.*
Nodal: "If I were to run away really fast, maybe Oak would let go..."
Yurie (GM): *One of the chibi-Yurie's hops up on the counter.*
Garrick picks up his coins and packs up as well.
Shopkeeper: "Are you those people looking for Locos?"
Million-Billion-Yuries: "...now look... we just want to be turned back to normal so we can fight the bad people that are coming here to destroy the dark world... YUP!"
Nodal runs away as fast as he can.
Aribar: "Uuuum... Dex? Are you there?"
Dex: "...Cannot function in dark world."
Yurie (GM): *The chibis begin jumpins again as they chorus 'YES.'*
Shopkeeper: "He's in that building, over there."
Aribar: "... Control, alt, delete it all!! Blast."
Shopkeeper: "It's thanks to him that this town is in the dark world. All hail mighty Smithy and Locos!"
Yurie190: "Well, if we had Moonpearls, we could join up with you ^^."
Nodal: "Mutters under his breath:I wonder how mucgh those gems are worth."
Million-Billion-Yuries: (the other 199 or so Yuries) "Yeah!"
Shopkeeper: "That'll be 9000 million coins."
Metal Man (GM): Oak, meanwhile, has disappeared.
Aribar: "... Oak? Where is he?!" *He zips outside to look about.*
Metal Man (GM): He's gone.
Nodal: "Oh god."
Aribar: "Blast!" *He ZOOMS towards the Dark World exit.*
Nodal is pulled by the gem in Oak's hand.