Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 84: The Face of Doom
Date: August 17th & 18th, 2004.
Locos Docos had a vid-tv camera installed so a guy or other thing can contact him at anytime, and vice-versa. He continues to count the paddleball that's he's been having. "1,228,001... 1,228,008... 1,228,050... 1,228,059... The progress of the Doomship's repairment: Can't tell, since I'm on the dang part that's being repaired... construction progress unknown... I can't even tell if the Koopa pack and the other part of the army has returned even. Oh well... 1,228,128..."
Locos Docos: *He sneezes mightily hard, and has lost count. He curses under his breath, and throws the thing outside of his chair, and it goes outside the forcefield. He then gets out his mega book that he hid under his chair and begins reading History of War and Peace.* "...and thus after the clans of Kunjan and Runkhan couldn't agree on which players they wanted for 'Coconut Caveball', it started the first known feud in history." *He puts the thing away with a bookmark in it and groans. He starts to wonder when anyone will contact him, besides telemarketers.*
Metal Man (GM): Those at Questers HQ would notice a shiny new machine named the 'Move Swapper 2.0' in R&R. Apparently an invention funded by Oak's newly found wealth. In order to swap, or sell, or buy moves, one sticks on a red helmet. Then the user navigates a user menu, yadda yadda blah blah. It has no moves to sell as of yet.
Locos Docos vid-phones Kintobor in desperation.
Robotnik: "What do you have to report, Mr. Magellan?"
Locos Docos: "Question is, Julian, what have you to report? The repairs on the doomship completed yet?"
Robotnik: "Yes, almost. We also recovered Zeta. In three days, your ship shall fly again."
Locos Docos: "Speaking of Zeta, can you install a new weapon for him? That 20-foot sword of his is the reason why I had to call you."
Robotnik: "Of course."
Locos Docos: "Whatever your heart's desire."
Robotnik: "That shall be arranged. Mwoo hoo hoo hoo."
Locos Docos: "By the way, you know where the army of Charles L. Magellan went after they evacuated? Accelerated Axem Black and all?"
Robotnik: "They're building a huge base right outside your old doomship."
Locos Docos: "Despite the fact that I only owned one, that's good news to hear. Now I'll repay you for one favor since you helped me with this. Turned out those bounty hunters that chased me were the Questers, so whenever you need help in backing them off, I'll help ya once."
Robotnik: "I see."
Locos Docos: "Anything you request of me, Dr. Kintobor?"
Robotnik: "Nothing at all, seeing as my base will destroy the Questers soon enough."
Locos Docos: "Very well. The large army of Machine Mades, Space Pirates, Koopas, and other miscellaneous allies will be on standby." *VIDEO OFF.* "..." *slaps his forehead.* "I should've asked how much longer it would've taken." *He now continues with reading History of War and Peace.* "...Hmm, didn't know that at least 5 Greek gods were banished from Olympus." *He has read History of War and Peace for at least 24 hours straight now.*
Metal Man (GM): Later...
Locos Docos: "UUUHHHHH!! Hour by hour... DAY BY SECOND DAY!! ..."
Locos Docos closes his eyes, breathes in deeply, and opens them again. He grows tired of waiting for the bounty hunters to come back.
Locos Docos: "If this keeps up, I'll actually finish this book by the time they come back! I'm taking matters into my own hands now..." *He pulls the second chain that's from the left of the third lever which is next to the gear that launches Bob-ombs from outside the doomship. He contacts the foreman in charge of the construction of the Magellan Military base.*
Locos Docos: "How goes the progress of HQ? Behind, ahead of schedule, or on schedule?"
Robokoopa: "On time. About 5 days until completion."
Locos Docos: "Excellent. Soon, the Magellan Military will be able to dismantle the Quester Armada's soon enough. Speaking of which, any news from our espionage?"
Robokoopa: "None yet, although the Questers should reveal themselves soon enough."
Locos Docos: "Have the imports of Robotnik's Robots been added to the military yet? I am filled with... giddiness about adding a third major part for our army."
Robokoopa: "Yes. A large brigade of Robo-eggmen."
Locos Docos: "A minor... lowered expectation, but still better equipped, regardless. In case they should strike a large enough base of Lord Kajidoh or Dr. Kintobor, the doomship will be launched with the machine mades and robos. This way, the construction can continue without lack of workers. This report is well accepted, Foreman. Charles out." Vid-cam off.
Locos Docos now contacts the machine/koopa/whatever in charge of the doomship's maintenance.
Deloth is in his room, practicing slashes at a cloth dummy of Locos. "Take this, and that, and more of this, and more of that!"
Razor searches for this Move Swapper...
Metal Man (GM): It's prominently displayed in R & R.
Razor presses the On button.
Deloth follows Razor.
Metal Man (GM): It has three sets of melee moves, some moves some other people sold to it, and one has to put on the helmet to use it. A large red helmet.
Razor raises an eyebrow at the helmet before putting it on. "Alrighty..."
Metal Man (GM): It has Mario, Pikachu, and Ridley movesets available. As well as the following other moves: Darkness, Fireball Barrage, Lightning Beam, Sand Storm, Soul Steal, Plague, Starstorm.
Razor would like to sell some moves first... "First off... let's drop... Hyper Burst. Don't need that anymore." (Power Shot + Maximize)
Metal Man (GM): Razor gets 280 coins. The helmet SHOCKS him, and now he has forgotten Hyper Burst.
Razor: "Ew... wow..."
Metal Man (GM): It is now available for sale for 560 coins.
Razor: "Hmmm... what else... Sand Storm..."
Metal Man (GM): Razor gets 600 coins for it, and it now has two copies of it.
Razor: "...and Phasebolt..." (Gravity + Energy Beam + Power Shot)
Metal Man (GM): Razor gains 450 coins for that.
Razor: "How much would I get for Free Energy?"
Machine: "...A flat 2000 coins."
Razor: "Ooo... yeah... let's drop that one too!" *He takes his new trove of coins.* "Very nice indeed..."
Metal Man (GM): Oak walks in.
Oak: "Well, I see you guys seem to like this new machine."
Razor takes off the helmet and raises an eyebrow at Oak. "I do..."
Oak: "You can thank Aribar and his trillion coin donation for it. That, and the pseudocubes are almost ready... though they cost around 10,000 coins each."
Razor chuckles softly. "Hey Oak... who could I talk to to get a new Armor form for this Fusion Suit?"
Oak: "Errr... I'm not sure. That's a rather strange piece of technology. GW barely knows what he's selling, and Samus doesn't know much about selling, only finding armor."
Oak: "Now, the pseudocubes, when placed in special weapons, allow you to do a very special special attack."
Razor: "Special... I got it."
Oak: "They instantly master any other cubes are placed in with them, and thus set some sort of trademark attack... though it takes legendary weapons and such to do it. Said trademark attack functions as a weapon on its own, rather than a special attack. It is the level that the smashers use their own attacks. Now if only I knew how to make it work for four moves..."
Deloth puts the helmet on and sells Phasebolt as well.
Razor: "Sounds a little confusing... I'll work on getting some armor upgrades first... this vulnerability to cold is getting to me... and I'm pretty sure the Gravity Armor gets rid of that..."
Deloth takes the helmet off and heads for G&W's. "Hiya, G&W. How's the whole binding debt thing going?"
G&W: "Someone needs to pay me back."
Deloth buys a bag of Magic Powder and a Pokeball.
Razor: "Well... maybe I should go talk to Samus about it..." Hold on. Checking Nick's formula.
Deloth heads to his room and feeds his babelfish.
Locos Docos contacts the maintenance guy in charge one more time.
Locos Docos: "...You're different from the one in charge of building the base, aren't you?"
Robokoopa: "Yes sir."
Locos Docos: "Doomship completely repaired?"
Robokoopa: "Yes, sir."
Locos Docos: "What about upgrades to the hull? If there weren't any, then set up a schedule for one two days from now."
Robokoopa: "...Yes, we need upgrades. We'll get to that."
Locos Docos: "Don't do so yet. ...I have this deep... disgusting feeling that the bounty hunters are gonna do something... major. Set up haul upgrades two days from now, then after that, do any upgrades that could be necessary and/or useful."
Robokoopa: "Yes, sir."
Locos Docos: "We need the doomship to be at optimum efficiency in case they strike. Charles out." VID-CAMERA OFF.
Metal Man (GM):Quester dexes: BEEP BEEP BEEP Blah blah blah Big room stuff as always.
Yurie: "Ugh... great..."
Razor is there already... HA!
Yurie looks up from her sketches, then dashes into the big room.
Deloth heads into the Big Room.
Luthiel Moonlek would run into the big room.
Aribar heads to the BR... With a shiny heart ring on his finger now!
Mewtwo: "It's finally time to deal with Robotnik."
Razor: "Robotnik? What about Locos?"
Mewtwo: "While this will definitely be a difficult mission, getting rid of Robotnik opens the way to Smithy's lair. Locos is somewhere nearby. Smithy's fall will reveal him to us eventually."
Yurie: "Mewtwo, what about LOCOS. There's the small fact that he might come after the stadium with a bloody army..."
Aribar quickly changes his Bi-Bolt slash cubes with his Warlock's Bane ones before he forgets...
Mewtwo: "I've been here for years, and no army has been able to penetrate the stadium. I can block anything that comes nearby."
Yurie: "Alright... what's the plan?"
Mewtwo: "You must fly your MTAs to Robotnik's Head base, braving a hair-raising amount of turrets and lasers. Once there, you want to infiltrate the right eye of the base."
Mewtwo: "You will have to go up about 10 floors, then activate the self-destruct."
Yurie: "...and then run away as fast as possible, I assume?"
Mewtwo: "It's simple... except for the fact that each eye on its own has hundreds of robots, 30 feet tall concrete walls, and about 8 turrets. Yes."
Mewtwo: "You can shut down some of the stuff from the main cannon tower in order to help your journey."
Yurie: "Great... want to paint bullseyes on our foreheads while you're at it?"
Mewtwo: "Well, you can't say I didn't try... The back of the base has a huge jet flame coming out of it. The bottom and top are nothing but spikes and greased aluminum."
Mewtwo: "Under that would be layer upon layer of titanium."
Deloth: "We had BETTER get a good reward for this."
Aribar: "Maybe Haywire can help this time..."
Razor: "Ah... heh."
Mewtwo: "Oh, and you'll have to repeat this for the other eye. Destroy the nose and mouth in a similar fashion..."
Mewtwo: "Then venture inside and fight whatever he has hidden inside."
Deloth: "Well, this will be fun."
Yurie: "And... we get no help with this."
Mewtwo: "They'd be more of a liability than a help."
Aribar: "Will we be able to use our MTAs the entire time? Or will it get too small to continue in them? Or don't you know?"
Mewtwo: "Nope. Stairways are way too small... so is the front door."
Deloth: "Good thing I used that 1-UP. I'm gonna need it."
Yurie: *Time for Move Selection!* *She chooses Doomsday, Hastega, Interposition and Slice-and-Dice.*
Deloth preps Divine Cure, Shadow Warp and Wing Smash.
Razor selects Blade Beam, Hellfire, Resurrection, and Obliterate.
Deloth: "And better take this..." *He grabs his trusty Fire Rod.*
Aribar has Warlock's Bane, Wood Blast Barrage, Elven Protection, and Thordain as his specials. Haywire*3, Light*3, Mage Armor*2, True Strike*2, Dataread*2, and Machine Invisibility*2 Spell-wise.
Metal Man uses Flaming Uppercut, Yellow Submarine, Tri-Attack, Accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Right out front, all of the MTAs are ready.
Deloth: "Let's get this over with." *He climbs into his MTA.*
Razor cracks his knuckles and heads on out.
Metal Man gets in his CAC. "All systems are go."
Aribar heads into his MTA and prepares for Combat...
Yurie climbs into the elevator, then takes it down to the hanger. Running out, she climbs into the MTA Tsiphone, then activates it as the MTA switches to Fly mode, the carrier units prerpping it to launch...
Metal Man takes off.
Razor hops on in to his MTA. "Alright, Archangel. Startup sequence initiate." The systems slowly power up, and the MTA takes his chosen form... that of a nimble looking warrior, two large feathery wings emerging from its back. His blades slowly form themselves at its sides before it boosts off, wings flapping as it goes.
Metal Man: "We're heading towards Hyrule, where his Death Head is currently located."
Deloth activates his MTA's wing's jets. "Roger."
Aribar: "People really don't like Hyrule..."
Yurie: "Tsiphone, LAUNCH."
Metal Man (GM): The head can already kinda be seen as a small dot on the horizon.
Yurie clenches as the MTA rockets out of the Stadium, taking up formation with the others.
Deloth flies towards Hyrule.
Yurie: "... Guys... maybe we should lure it away from Hyrule..."
Computer: "Scan of Death Head complete. This base is roughly the size of the Moon."
Yurie: "...that's no moon, it's a space station..."
Computer: "It has class X laser cannons, warp drive, and one huge cannon... unknown capabilities. It is powered by the Master Emerald. Incoming cannon range in T-minus 5 seconds."
Aribar: "Time to die!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship computers start beeping. INCOMING FIRE. The base is about a mile away.
Deloth pulls up to dodge the shots.
Metal Man (GM): Lasers start coming in. At this range they can't even hope to hit the Questers...
Deloth: "Evasive action!"
Yurie dives her MTA downwards.
Aribar keeps moving forward and dodges the incoming lasers.
Metal Man (GM): Locos would see that the Questers have flown overhead his Doomship, which is luckily concealed.
Metal Man: "It's actually worse there."
Yurie hits the boost button, rocketing towards the Head.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in range to swoop at the right eye... man is that thing large... It's highly structured.
Razor throws his arms back, wings directed backwards as his back thrusters flare at full blast.
Deloth: "At LEAST 7500 or I'll kill someone..."
Metal Man (GM): There are 9 cannons on it, one of them huge.
Yurie pulls her MTA upwards, then streaks downwards at the eye.
Deloth zigzags towards the eye.
Metal Man (GM): It's an Octagon, with a cannon at each corner, and for the pupil a huge cannon. ...There are two airfields on it...
Aribar has his MTA extend its sword as woodland energies begin the charge around it...
Metal Man (GM): Several ripoff Arwings take off. They're red and yellow instead of blue and white.
Robotnik: "How nice of you to visit me!"
Deloth: "Let's kill..."
Aribar: "At least they aren't the Star Fox's rivals..."
Razor pulls up his blades.
Metal Man (GM): The cannons are off, but there's roughly 100 ships incoming. It will take a while to fly towards the eye and land.
Dex: "...DING! Egg-Wing. HP: 10. Desc: A pathetic fighter. However, in flocks, it can overwhelm the enemy with lasers. Watch out; if they go kamikaze, you're in serious trouble."
Deloth: "Not too bad."
Aribar: "Ooh..." *Cancels his woodblast barrage to prepare a Thordain.* >:)
Yurie: "Alright gentlemen... why don't we bust through that fleet..."
Deloth: "I say we dodge and attempt to land."
Razor boosts straight towards the eye. As he flies towards his target, he swipes four times at the air, sending out four blasts of energy towards one poor Egg-Wing. The first two, rather than waves, are more beam-like, and upon striking scatter out to overtake several more targets. He keeps pushing forward through the ensuing explosions.
Yurie: "Razor, Ari, Clear us a path!"
Metal Man (GM): About 10 explode.
Aribar quickly pulls up into the air while raising his sword. The sky grows a bit dark as Aribar unleashes an MTA-ized Thordain! "Vir'ednith b'luthel!"
Yurie waves one hand, finger outstretched, in a slow circle, a red circle of light appearing around her. "Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaste-GA!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar kills 20 more ships.
Yurie snaps her fingers on the GA, her MTA now glowing red and audibly humming... and speeding up!
Deloth: "We still have to land, Ari. Don't get cocky yet." *He 's MTA rears it wings back and begins charging.* *its.
Robotnik: "It's time to stop them! Attack!"
Metal Man (GM): A whole HORDE of fighters fly at Razor... they're kamikazing already...
Yurie: "Oh dear... time to dodge..."
Metal Man (GM): All attacks on the hordes of fighters just results in more explosions. There's too many fighters to just destroy them all.
Razor: *Is hit 13 times...* >.<
Metal Man (GM): Razor's ship is disabled by all sorts of explosions. *BOOOOOOOOM.*
Locos Docos is now on page 1,575.
Yurie: "Razor! Eject!"
Robotnik: "Mwa ha ha ha!"
Razor: "Dammit!" *KaCHUNK...*
Metal Man (GM): Locos hears the comms of the Questers... and a live video feed of Razor's MTA being hit by hundreds of ships, then exploding.
Deloth: "Razor! No..."
Yurie boosts downwards, catching Razor and loading him into her cockpit.
Locos Docos puts away the book, and leans back... having his index finger over his peach fuzz mustache and rest of fist resting under his chin.
Razor rubs his head, slumped to the side in Yurie's cockpit. "Ugh... thanks... ow..."
Deloth: "There's too many! We have to just land!" *He jets forward and slams the cloud of ships with a Wing Smash.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Locos Docos: "My intuition was right. They're indeed doing something major. Yet I can't and won't do anything unless Kintobor enlists for my help."
Yurie uses all three of her actions to go into full boost and make a dash for the Eye...
Metal Man (GM): Yurie lands already. Thus, Razor lands. The ships target Aribar. *SMASH.* Aribar's MTA is disabled.
Deloth: "Better eject, Ari."
Aribar: "Piffle!" *He ejects...*
Deloth catches Ari in his MTA's cockpit.
Metal Man (GM): That leaves... Deloth versus millions of ships.
Deloth: "Well, this is bad." *He uses Shadow Warp to get next to Yurie and Razor and jumps out of the MTA.* "Run!"
Metal Man (GM):The Questers are at the entrance. The doors slide open, revealing a large room full of computer terminals.
Deloth heads inside. "Wow, complicated."
Metal Man (GM): Gene Gadget Act 2 - Sonic 3D Blast Genesis. (Midi)
Razor hops out of Yurie's MTA and slides out his blades.
Aribar dashes inside before those wings decide to shoot them.
Metal Man (GM): The alarm turns on.
Deloth: "Warm welcome."
Computer: "DANGER: INTRUDERS."
Deloth takes his katana out of its sheath.
Aribar unsheathes his sword and sighs.
Yurie climbs out as well, drawing her sword...
Aribar: "Stealth is not our forte. ."
Deloth: "YOU THINK?!?"
Yurie: "Alright guys... start working on the computers. Razor, make sure no one disturbs us." *She runs over to one of the computers...*
Razor gives his blades a quick flip. "You got it."
Deloth: "Razor, I'll help." *He walks next to Razor.* "Never was good with computers."
Metal Man (GM): The stairs to the next level opens... and 15 eggrobos stream out, armed with laser pistols.
Razor: "Sheeeit! Deloth... we're up!"
Metal Man (GM): The door closes behind them, and the door back out also closes.
Deloth: "I'm ready!"
Eggrobos: "Destroy Questers. Razor must be neutralized."
Metal Man (GM): They all aim at Razor, and fire.
Razor: "Oh what the hell... nobody likes me!!" *Is hit three times.*
Yurie growls, continuing to work on the comps.
Aribar presses random buttons... Like in the movies!
Razor grunts and stumbles back. "Gah... that's it... Deloth, let's shred 'em!"
Yurie: "Turn off... turn off..."
Metal Man (GM): These computers are easy to hack...
Deloth jumps and Shadow Warps behind Eggrobo 1, slashing it twice before warping back beside Razor.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are deactivating robot production throughout the eye.
Yurie moves from computer to computer, shutting off everything. "Just a bit more guys!"
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Aribar: "Control, Alt, Delete... Control, Alt, Delete..."
Razor twists towards #15, still under the effects of Yurie's Hastega. "Time to die! Blade beam!" For his first attack, he sends two Blade Beams followed by two normal attacks at #15.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits.
Razor: CRIT hit.
Razor: "I'm not finished yet!"
Metal Man (GM): Two of them die.
Razor lathers, rinses, and repeats at one of the uninjured ones! Another Crit... of DOOM...
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE.*
Razor: And... more hits to two and three others.
Locos Docos is wrapping up a conversation. "Now one more time... do you need my help or not, Doctor?"
Metal Man (GM): 8 of them explode. 7 are left.
Razor: *Two normal attacks at one of the injured ones!*
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Deloth high-fives Razor.
Locos Docos: "...Kintobor, do you need my assistance or not?"
Robotnik: "No, not really."
Locos Docos: "Thank you!" vid-screen off on him.
Razor smirks. "Man... I love this move... BLADE BEAM!" He targets one that has yet to be hit by any of his attacks... there is sure to be one... HitCRITmissCRIT.
Metal Man (GM): A bunch more hit. 4 more explode.
Razor then uses Hellfire on one of the poor bots, and uses his partial attack on another.
Yurie: "Almost... done..."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie's hastega wears off. Just in time to destroy whatever is left. The computers are down, and the way ahead opens.
Deloth: "Booya! "
Aribar casts Mage Armor on himself before exiting the room.
Razor: "Hehe... no wonder they're all targeting me... Deloth... could use a quick heal here..." *He heads on to the doorway, waiting for Yurie.*
Yurie tosses Raz a mushroom, then follows.
Deloth casts Divine Cure on Razor before heading through the door.
Metal Man (GM): Up there is a large machine... it is the master control for all of those ships and robos outside.
Deloth: "Let's turn it off, shall we?"
Razor returns Yurie's mushroom. "Thanks anyway."
Yurie: "Yes, let's."
Razor nods quickly. "I'm all for that..."
Yurie: "Ari, you do the honors..."
Razor: "Ari... you're the smart one here..."
Aribar: "Sure." *He wants over and attempts to turn it off.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar turns it off.
Yurie: "Is it off?"
Aribar: "I think so..."
Deloth: "Good, let's go."
Metal Man (GM): The next room is up yet some more stairs.
Yurie looks around the room. "...hold on guys... DOOMSDAY!"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM.*
Yurie lets fly with a Doomsday on the deactivated machine, destroying it.
Computer: "DEFCON 5 MODE ACTIVATED."
Computer: "INTRUDER DETECTED ON FLOOR 2."
Deloth: "WAY TO GO."
Yurie: "...there. now no one... aw shit, I goofed, didn't I..."
Deloth runs up the stairs.
Computer: "DESTROY. DESTROY. DESTROY."
Razor: "...smooth one Yur..." u.u
Yurie runs as well.
Metal Man (GM): A large flying sphere bowls Deloth over, flying in through the doorway.
Yurie: "I THOUGHT THAT THING TURNED OFF EVERYTHING IN HERE!!"
Metal Man (GM): It unlocks, revealing three... very special Egg Robos...
Deloth slowly picks himself up.
Metal Man (GM): And a large machine.
Razor: "Apparently just everything outside..."
Deloth: "Shut up, all of you!"
Yurie: "...time to go..."
Deloth: "We've got bigger problems!"
Yurie turns tail and RUNS!!
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's face appears on the screen.
Robotnik: "Ha ha ha ha! That's it! Run for your lives!"
Deloth runs outside. "Yurie, why did you blow up the machine IN THE FIRST PLACE?"
Metal Man (GM): Okay... the Questers are outside, with the remaining undamaged MTAs there.
Deloth jumps in his MTA.
Yurie: "BECAUSE I WANTED TO F@!&$($ PREVENT ANYTHING FROM TURNING IT BACK ON!!" *He climbs into her MTA.*
Deloth: "Somebody close the door on their way out!"
Razor has no clue who's going where and what the crap's going on! So... he just kinda follows the others... obviously not getting into an MTA.
Metal Man (GM): Those Eggrobos are following the Questers.
Deloth blasts off.
Yurie: "RAZOR! COME ON!!"
Razor: "We're not done here!"
Deloth: *points to Yurie.*
Aribar doesn't go with them, but casts Machine Invisibility on himself...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is flying away. Luckily, the aircraft are gone, so... he can fly away as he wants.
Yurie sighs, then climbs out of her MTA. "Ari... got any more of those Machine Invincibility Spells?"
Deloth stops and flies back to the group. He then jumps out.
Aribar: "Just one. ." *He continues onward inside the eye.*
Razor: "I have a feeling they're gonna shoot at me first... keep going on Ari."
Metal Man (GM): There's those Eggrobos flying around... they lock onto Razor.
Deloth prepares to Shadow Warp behind the Eggrobos.
Yurie: "Ari... put that other spell on Razor!"
Aribar quickly does so.
Eggrobos: "Target locked. Preparing anti-Razor macro."
Yurie growls, invoking Hastega, then Hasting Razor and Ari with her other actions.
Eggrobo: "...Targets are missing... remaining target is lifeform Yurie. Destroy."
Yurie: "...shit..." *She RUNS.*
Metal Man (GM): They... chase after her.
Razor chases after them in turn.
Deloth catches up to Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): *PEW PEW PEW* *PEW PEW PEW.* They shoot lasers, barely missing Yurie, but creating mini-craters.
Yurie: "GUYS!! GO TURN OFF THE SELF DESTRUCT! I'LL KEEP THEM BUSY!!!"
Yurie eeps and leaps over the various shots fired at her.
Razor: "Not leaving you here!"
Deloth pulls out his Fire Rod and takes potshots at the Eggrobos while running inside.
Yurie: "YOU ONLY GOT A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE THAT SPELL RUNS OUT! NOW MOVE IT!"
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobos turn towards Deloth. *PEW PEW PEW.* Deloth is blasted into a wall.
Deloth: "Nngh, that smarts..." *He casts Divine Cure on himself before following Razor and Ari.*
Aribar continues up the tower.
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobos continue to follow Yurie, perceiving that they don't need to kill Deloth yet.
Yurie uses this chance to retaliate, bringing down a string of DOOMSDAYS one one bot.
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit, 2 1/2 hits. Thus, technically 2 hits.
Razor growls and leaps up into the air, using his actions to full extent... Hellfire to two of them and a partial attack to a third... the one Yurie hit.
Metal Man (GM): *EXPLODE.*
Yurie: "DAMMIT RAZOR!! GO ALREADY BEFORE THE SPELL RUNS OUT!!!"
Metal Man (GM): 9 hits.
Razor: Three crits as well...
Deloth climbs the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and others reach the 3 floor. there's a lot of shiny computers here. First one goes BOOOM.
Deloth wheezes a bit and casts Divine Cure on himself again to get back to full health.
Metal Man (GM): These computers control the base defenses, cannons, and some other things.
Deloth: "Crud, I hate computers."
Aribar: "We can zap 'em or I can disable them."
Deloth: "I vote for number two."
Metal Man (GM): Only one ship is left. ...It's flashing red, though.
Aribar attempts some disabling.
Metal Man (GM): *DISABLE.*
Metal Man (GM): These computers are shut down. That's odd... Razor's attacks bounce off of the remaining ship.
Deloth: "Another computer room down."
Eggrobo: "Anti-Razor defense system at 100%. ... control center is down."
Razor: "The hell? No wonder it's still alive... Yurie... you'll have to take this thing down... I'm thinking Robotnik REALLY has something against me..."
Metal Man (GM): It falls to the ground, dead. ...Well, more like turned off.
Razor: "...never... mind..."
Deloth: "Too bad we couldn't reprogram it."
Deloth walks to the robot.
Metal Man (GM): The door to floor 4 is open. Everyone gets there, sooner or later.
Deloth: "These parts might be useful."
Yurie huffs, finally finishing the stair climb...
Razor gets there... later... with Yurie... Deloth... went with Ari...
Metal Man (GM): ...Yet more controls... why is Robotnik letting the Questers play with his controls?
Deloth runs up to the others.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's with Ari.
Metal Man (GM): These controls deal with his airport.
Deloth: "Ari, your call."
Aribar: "Disabling time..."
Metal Man (GM): *BZZZT.*
Computer: "COMPUTER TAMPERING DETECTED."
Metal Man (GM): ...Oh no... there's airplanes on the way... The computer Ari is at just explodes.
Aribar: "GAH! It probably all got backed up somewhere too..."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* An airplane slams through the wall.
Aribar: "... EEEEH!"
Deloth glances around for a way out.
Razor: "RUN AWAY!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The rest of the Questers wander into a large armory. There's gold, weapons, and armor, and shields everywhere.
Deloth: "Wow, lotsa stuff."
Metal Man (GM): And steps that go upwards.
Razor: "Be careful what you touch guys..."
Deloth looks around for booby-traps.
Aribar: "Now you know this must be trapped..."
Deloth: "Help me look, guys."
Metal Man (GM): No booby-traps... just three robots with axes standing still. They look at the Questers, then remain looking at the treasure.
Deloth: "So, what do you guys think?"
Razor: "...I think... don't touch the loot."
Aribar: "I think I should Haywire them or we just go to the next floor."
Razor: "No Haywire... It could send them right after us... Let's... keep going..."
Deloth decides not to let himself get greedy. He heads up the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): This next room up the stairs has glass walls.
Yurie: *runs into the armory...*
Aribar follows the others.
Deloth: "Ooh, shiny!"
Razor waits for Yurie to catch up before heading up.
Yurie follows the others. -.-
Metal Man (GM): One can see the entire base from here. It's the most overprotected place anyone can imagine. And all for an eye!
Yurie: "Imagine what the rest of the place is like..."
Metal Man (GM): There's walls... squads of robots... laser cannons... two robot factories... turrets...
Deloth groans a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Those annoying Airplanes... the group shut most of it down, luckily.
Yurie: "When I get back, I'm going to hurt Mewtwo."
Deloth: "This is not gonna be easy at all."
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is closed.
Aribar looks for a button of Self Destruction +1.
Deloth: "And don't hurt him, I want my pay."
Metal Man (GM): No such button.
Yurie: "...lemme guess, through the door."
Aribar looks for a way out +1.
Deloth: "Lots and lots and lots of pay..."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie discovers the door the group used to go in has wires and stuff on it. So does Aribar. This room has some interesting computers... not controls, status monitors. They read as follows:
Aribar looks at the monitors.
Metal Man (GM): Base Defenses: Off. Airport: Online. Robot Factories: Off.
Yurie: "If the base defenses are off, then why were those robots in the armory moving?"
Deloth: "Well, we got rid of some of the most dangerous ones..."
Metal Man (GM): Satellites: Online. Backup Robot Factories: Online. Backup Main Defenses: Online.
Deloth: "But, I could be wrong..."
Metal Man (GM): Self Destruct: Locked.
Locos Docos drinks more Diet Coca-cola in one belch.
Deloth: "Anyone got an idea to open that door?"
Aribar: "I do, but first..."
Locos Docos: "Heh heh heh heh heh. How I love watching these hunters going about. And Robotnik doesn't even want my help! HAHA--hhheeee... hhhhhuuhh... such delicious irony."
Aribar attempts to use these computers to find out where the self destruct button is at.
Computer: "...It's on floor 9."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are on floor 6.
Deloth: "Lemme guess, the stairs are behind that door."
Aribar heads over to the door... And attempts to close it somehow.
Metal Man (GM): It shuts. ...The other door opens.
Deloth: "Yeeha." *He walks through the door.*
Aribar: "Yay! Now..." *He heads to the door.*
Razor narrows his eyes, waiting a moment before moving to follow. What is it with these people and rushing up stairs...
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is a massive 2-story room.
Deloth: "Wow, big."
Aribar: .oO(Why do I have the feeling a huge mecha is here?)
Metal Man (GM): It's the controls for the Egg Cannon.
Deloth keeps his katana ready.
Metal Man (GM): ...They're aiming at something.
Metal Man (GM): A whole lot of machines and gears can be heard turning.
Locos Docos laughs like Ganondorf and pulls a lever forward, a chain down 6 inches, and presses two buttons in hoping to send a surprise to one of their future locations.
Deloth: "Hey, if we could control that cannon..."
Computer: "Cannon is aiming for Target 1: Toad Town. T-Minus 15 minutes until firing process begins. Cannon is aiming for Target 1: Toad Town. T-Minus 15 minutes until firing process begins."
Razor: "...Toad Town... wait a second..."
Deloth: "Now we NEED to control that cannon..."
Aribar: "... Time for a 15 minute break!"
Deloth: "Okay, time for some heroic action."
Metal Man (GM): The main console is right in the center.
Razor: "Why is there nothing here?"
Yurie: "Don't ask... who wants to try the console..."
Aribar heads over to the console. "Should I disable it?"
Dex: "You shut down everything. Only base systems are left."
Razor: "...that makes sense... try to disable the cannon if you can... if not, change its aim..."
Yurie: "Alright Ari, shut it down... Razor, Deloth, let's keep him covered."
Deloth stays next to Ari, ready to fight.
Aribar attempts to disable it.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar touches it.
Deloth gets in a battle stance.
Computer: "Cannon aiming halted..."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* A huge present-box warps in.
Deloth: "Stay on guard."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's gift-wrapped and everything.
Aribar: "... I say we open it."
Deloth: "I say it's a trap."
Metal Man (GM): Just untie the bow to open it.
Deloth: "Forget the box."
Metal Man (GM): The box has a tag on it. One would have to move it in order to read it.
Deloth: "Don't touch it." *He looks around for the exit.*
Yurie frowns, then tries to read some of the tag, if it's poking out. She isn't MOVING IT.
Aribar walks towards the present...
Metal Man (GM): Exit is the way down.
Razor stays... a good bit away from the present...
Aribar looks about the present once he gets about 10 feet away.
Metal Man (GM): The present is a large cardboard box.
Metal Man (GM): All Yurie can see is an... 'From Cha-.'
Yurie pulls out her sheath, then gently uses it to pull the tag out to read more.
Metal Man (GM): ... it says... 'From: Charles L. Magellan.'
Aribar: "I still say we open this..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can go up. But the way down is the exit.
Deloth: "I say we forget the box and go up."
Metal Man (GM): *Jeopardy music as everyone stares at the box.*
Aribar goes to open it...
Metal Man (GM): *Dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnn, dun dun dun dun DUN, dun dunna dunaa dun dun dun dunna dun dun dun, DUN, dund udn dun, dun, dun dun dun.*
Razor backs awaaaay.
Metal Man (GM): It opens, revealing... well, look at that! It's Mecha Wart!
Deloth runs up the stairs. "Run!"
Aribar: "Aww... He shouldn't have... Who was the sender?" *Aribar didn't see the tag I think...*
Metal Man (GM): The tag reads completely: 'To: Bounty Hunters. From: Charles L. Magellan.'
Razor: "...and you HAD to open it..."
Aribar: "You could have stopped me!"
Deloth: "SHUT UP AND GET UP!"
Metal Man (GM): It starts up, blood red neon lights turning on.
Mecha Wart: "Ribbit. Ribbit."
Deloth is at the middle of the stairs looking mad.
Mecha Wart: "Destroy Bounty Hunters. Ribbit."
Deloth walks up the rest of the stairs.
Locos Docos cackles loudly.
Aribar attempts to Haywire it then run.
Metal Man (GM): It then opens its mouth and spits out 3 bombs at Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): BOOM. Aribar's hair is now on fire.
Razor: "Stop, drop, roll!"
Aribar attempts to stop, drop, and roll!"
Mecha Wart: "Ribbit. Ribbit. Ribbit. Ha ha ha. Ribbit."
Deloth: "Guys, run!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar stops, drops, and rolls.
Aribar attempts a Haywire after the fire is put out.
Yurie is RUNNING now.
Razor: "Deloth, get back here and help us kill this thing! Err... gah!"
Deloth: "GET UP THE %^$@ STAIRS ALREADY!"
Yurie: "THIS ENTIRE PLACE IS LIKE A GIANT SERIES OF THINGS DESIGNED TO PISS US OFF!!!"
Razor sees Ari casting Haywire and runs his arse off.
Metal Man (GM): Mecha Wart starts spinning around.
Aribar dashes to the staircase.
Deloth is at the top waiting for the others.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run up, and the door slams behind them.
Deloth: "What took ya?"
Aribar: *Run, run, run, bloody nose, fall to ground, pretty stars...* hit into door, bloody nose.*
Metal Man (GM): They are on floor 9. The self-destruct switch is right there for them to pull it.
Deloth: "About time... Only how will we get out when we pull it?"
Razor looks for a window.
Metal Man (GM): There's no windows. Everyone's at the base of the cannon. The Questers can open the door to go down--pending pressing a button.
Razor: "We'd better make sure our way out of here is clear before pressing that thing..."
Metal Man (GM): The self-destruct is kinda like a fire alarm switch.
Deloth wonders if he can jam something in the door to keep it from closing...
Metal Man (GM): ...No, silly, press a button and the door stays open until one presses it again.
Razor: "Get that door open!"
Metal Man (GM): Red button by the door opens it...
Deloth: "We've wasted too much time. We need to do something now. I say we go for broke and pull the switch already."
Razor: "Right... open the door, you two start heading down, I'll set this thing off."
Deloth: "OK." *He pushes the button and heads through the door.*
Razor looks to the self destruct switch. "Well... here goes nothing!" *PULL!*
Metal Man (GM): It is set off.
Computer: "SELF DESTRUCT ACTIVATED."
Deloth races through the door leading to the down stairs.
Razor turns and makes a break for it... hopefully Yurie is already ahead...
Deloth runs down lotsa stairs.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get down to the bottom... errr... floor 7. The door is locked.
Deloth: "NOT NOW!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM* And through the wall flies a large Arwing.
Deloth desperately kicks the door.
Razor: "Gack! Who?"
Robotnik: "Santa Claus! Of course! It couldn't POSSIBLY be me!"
Deloth runs toward the Arwing.
Deloth jumps on top of it and throws the pilot out of the cockpit.
Metal Man (GM): This arwing has four blasters... and is completely armored and powered up.
Deloth: "Outta my way, tubby!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth notices the large glass dome in the way.
Robotnik: "...Get off my cockpit dome, you imbecile!"
Deloth smashes the glass.
Metal Man (GM): That glass is a bit too tough to just magically smash.
Razor: "Oh come on you psychopath... do you really want to sit here and get blown to bits?"
Deloth: "You got a better idea?"
Robotnik: "I know exactly when and how this base will explode."
Deloth jumps off the Arwing.
Robotnik: "Now then, it is about time you faced destruction!"
Metal Man (GM): ~Miniboss~
Deloth calls his MTA before getting into a battle stance.
Metal Man (GM): The MTA will arrive AFTER the battle is over.
Locos Docos does the opposite maneuver that he used to warp the Mecha Wart, and doesn't know what will happen after he does it.
Metal Man (GM): The Mecha Wart is warped back to the factory.
Robotnik: "Now... take this!"
Metal Man (GM): He opens fire at Razor. *CRIT!*
Razor: "Why me!?!" *Asplode?*
Razor: "Gah! Ow!"
Deloth turns to Razor and Cures him.
Robotnik: "You remind of that pesky hedgehog... and his buddies!"
Deloth: "The ones who kicked your flabby rear on at least 5 different occasions?"
Locos Docos does a random procedure, not exactly paying attention to what it does. Pull a chain one foot down, throws three levers, turns two random gears, and presses the button that has butter on it.
Razor chuckles softly and steps forward. "That's interesting... reminds me of a funny story... oh yeah... HELLFIRE!!!" He slashes down and up, sending four dark fireballs and two violet and green waves towards the ship.
Metal Man (GM): Locos gets 3 boxes of bananas. 2 hits, Razor.
Locos Docos: "BANANAS!!"
Metal Man (GM): That ship moves really fast.
Locos Docos starts savoring the great yellow fruits.
Deloth: "I'll scan, you smash!"
Locos Docos pulls on another chain and holds it for about 5 seconds, then releases it.
Deloth: "Unless you need me to heal."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik fires more lasers at Razor.
Razor dodges two of them! He is at slightly low health.
Locos Docos: "...Nothing happened."
Robotnik: "Just a few more blasts, and then I can finish off the rest of your friends!"
Deloth: "We need to beat him fast so we can GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!"
Razor jumps up, taking wing before unleashing another Hellfire assault upon Robotnik. "You wish!" Le CRIT.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits. The Arwing rocks a little bit, taking the damage.
Locos Docos tugs the chain longer this time, then releases it.
Metal Man (GM): Locos gets a pie. To the face.
Deloth whips out his Dex and scans the ship.
Dex: "...The Quadawing. HP: 720/900. Desc: Robotnik's amalgamation of his technology and Cornerian fighter ships. Just take it down, before he can melt you with those lasers."
Locos Docos gets his long ol tongue out and licks his face out.
Deloth: "Good advice, Dex."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie appears.
Razor: "Yurie, speed us up!" *Delays until after Yurie's turn.*
Locos Docos toggles 5 gears to their 3rd positions.
Yurie nods, then casts Hastega on herself, then Hastegas Razor and Deloth.
Razor: "Ha! Dodge these!" Two Hellfires and a partial attack! Pain and hurt!
Metal Man (GM): 4 hits.
Locos Docos: "...Nothing again? I really should make every combination do something."
Robotnik: "Ow... I'll teach you! Time to go full-power!"
Razor: "Full pow-...why the hell do they always wait to do this stuff?"
Metal Man (GM): He shoots 3 blasts of 4 at Razor, laughing insanely.
Razor: Dodge hit dodge hit dodge dodge hit hit hit hit hit hit.
Robotnik: "What do you mean, power overload?"
Razor would've actually survived had he been at full health... but in this case... it's an asplosion...
Metal Man (GM): Razor go BOOM. Razor: -1 life.
Robotnik: "...My work is done here! Hahahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies through a wall and disappears.
Deloth hopes his MTA comes soon.
Metal Man (GM): ...The computers and stuff are beeping...
Computer: "SELF DESTRUCT IN 3 MINUTES."
Deloth: "C'mon MTA, HURRY UP!!!"
Metal Man (GM): ...The Quester MTAs appear on one of the holes Robotnik made.
Deloth jumps in his MTA. "Hurry!"
Metal Man (GM): That is, Yurie's and Deloth's.
Deloth grabs the revived Razor and pulls him into his cockpit. "PEDAL TO THE METAL!" *He takes off back to HQ.*
Razor didn't need grabbed dammit... he punches Deloth lightly in the arm. "Don't grab me like that..."
Deloth: "Shut up or I'll throw you out."
Yurie growls, then climbs into her MTA and LAUNCHES.
Deloth: "I said shut it." *He sits back a bit as he heads towards HQ.*
Metal Man (GM): Behind the Questers, the eye of the station explodes. ...It now looks like it has a black eye. One of the two, of course.
Deloth: "We made it..."
Metal Man (GM): Blah blah blah session end.
Deloth jumps out of his MTA and heads to his room.