Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 85: Lies, Horrible Lies, and Robotnik
Date: August 21st & 23rd, 2004.
Trivia: This was originally supposed to be one of the last sessions; concluding with the next session showing the Questers could really fight. The truth is, the Reality TV plotline was only mentioned in this log, then forgotten. I have taken the liberty of patching in an explanation for it... though I admit even that can't explain anything. Oh well.
Trivia 2: There were two attempts at the Final Egg fight. Since only the later one was decided to be canon, that is what you will get.
Metal Man (GM): There's a rather... important message. The Dexes are beeping.
Dex: "Important message-- please go to R&R."
Deloth pulls out his Dex and heads to the R&R room.
Aribar: "Eh? The R&R?" *Stands up... And walks forward two steps to the middle of the R&R.*
Luthiel makes his way into R&R, blinking a little.
Nodal leaves his comp and heads to R&R.
Metal Man (GM):The Questers reach R&R. Everyone is assembled there. Even... Bowser?
Deloth: "Wonder what's up?"
Metal Man (GM): Dracula?
Garrick arches and eyebrow, wiping a bit of sweat from his brow as he blasts another goomba into dust and leaves the holoroom, heading for the R&R.
Deloth pulls out his katana.
Metal Man (GM): ...Even some of the aliens from earlier...
Deloth: "Don't ANYONE move."
Oak: "Well... we called you here to tell you something important..."
Garrick steps into the room "Hey guys, wh--holy..." *vuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.*
Dracula: "Why don't you tell him, Bowser?"
Luthiel blinks a little and looks especially at Dracula, his eyes wide in terror. He pulls out his holy beads, holding them towards Dracula as he walks towards him, holding his boomerang.
Garrick: "What is this?! Why are you here?!?!"
Mario: "Yeah, you-a are always good at this kind of thing!"
Nodal: "I'm not still sleeping right?"
Metal Man (GM): Bowser steps forward, a kind of guilty look on his face.
Bowser: "You see... You know all that fighting you did in the past? ...It was fake."
Bowser: "All of it, a grand thing for a TV show. A REALITY TV show."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser turns on the TV, and sticks in a tape.
Garrick stands there, looking thunderstruck.
Nodal: "I... better still be sleeping."
Luthiel growls, shaking the beads at Bowser and Dracula. "They lie!"
Deloth: "You. Are. Kidding."
TV: "And now, On the SMBHQ Network, another episode of... Super! Smash! Quest!"
Deloth: "Oh, my..."
Aribar: *TV* "Nobody messes with a Jentainian wizard!" (*Etc.*)
Aribar: *Not on TV* "... I am going to Bolt someone and it is NOT going to be pretty..."
Deloth leans against a wall and holds his chest.
Nodal: "...I better be getting paid for this."
Aribar throws his sword at the TV.
Deloth: "A BLOODY TV SHOW?"
Bowser: "Now... uuhhhh, we need your help, because something has gone HORRIBLY wrong. We... brought in Heartless and Robotnik and Smithy and some others to raise the ratings."
Luthiel glares at Bowser. "You fiends! Why would we even think of helping you?"
Garrick looks livid. He suddenly lashes out and grabs the first person he sees, let's say... Oak, and SLAMS him against the wall "I will PERSONALLY rip your stomach out and feed it to you for this! EVERY! LAST! ONE! OF! YOU!!"
Bowser: "They are real, and have gone horribly wrong!"
Deloth: "You brought in HEARTLESS?!? YOU IDIOTS!"
Aribar: *Twitchy twitch.*
Oak: "...P-p--please understand... we all were being paid for this! I have a family..."
Garrick: "BY WHO??"
Deloth advances towards the group, eyes glowing red.
Oak: "Well... the good old Network, of course."
Deloth: "You will PAY."
Nodal: "I wasnt getting paid!!"
Oak: "Master Hand too."
Luthiel keeps walking towards Dracula, holding the beads up.
Dracula: "Please don't hurt me... we have larger problems..."
Garrick shoves the buster into Oak's gut "You've got five seconds..."
Dracula: "If we aren't careful, Robotnik, Smithy, and whatever else may destroy us all!"
Deloth: "I'd kill Oak, but then I couldn't use his lab."
Luthiel growls. "Please? PLEASE? After the lives you took, you're begging for mercy?"
Garrick: "You brought them here, YOU deal with it!!"
Aribar: "You are a pack of incompetent idiots! Worse than Zeni!"
Nodal: "I'd kill Oak, but then he wouldn't tell me where he hid his money."
Metal Man (GM): *ZOOM* Wolfman himself appears in the middle of the room.
Deloth: "Lo... okay."
Aribar: "... Wolf?"
Garrick spins around, looking at Wolf. Oak is still in the air, hanging from Garrick's hand.
Wolfman: "You may have been... poorly paid TV heroes... but now you must be REAL heroes. Could you at least stop trying to kill your allies?"
Deloth: "TV HEROS!"
Garrick: "Allies my ass."
Nodal: "Paid my ass."
Garrick: "Nodal, SHUT! UP!"
Wolfman: "Regardless of what you do... the Heartless, Robotnik, and Smithy will continue their reign of terror. Now, there is one other thing to take care of."
Deloth: *quietly.* "You started it..."
Metal Man (GM): Wolfman pulls out the fighter remote.
Aribar: "What are you going to do with that?"
Wolfman: "You don't deserve to live if you deny being heroes and run off with one of my most closely guarded secrets!"
Deloth: "Guys, run."
Wolfman: "Can't you see how much I had to do to keep this secret?"
Garrick stares at Wolf, still holding Oak up by his shirt.
Nodal: "Hmmm, this is bad."
Deloth backs toward the door.
Nodal backs behind Deloth.
Garrick: "You're blackmailing us..."
Wolfman: "All of the lies... yes... it was my bad planning that caused those HORRIBLE missions!"
Nodal: "I KNEW IT."
Deloth: "You... You made us live a lie..."
Wolfman: "..." Wolfman shoots sparks.
Wolfman: "...It appears the Maverick virus is worse than I thought."
Deloth keeps near the door.
Nodal: "Could Wolf always do that?"
Wolfman: "I only have a few minutes left... Please... you're the last hope for us all! We'll... recompense you for your damages later..."
Nodal: "Now I'm starting to agree to this mission."
Wolfman: "..." His eyes turn red.
Aribar: "I was a hero to my people before I accidentally came here... Looks like I'll have to be a REAL hero again..."
Deloth backs out the door.
Wolfman: "...Humans... humans everywhere! Must... destroy them all!"
Deloth: "YAAAAHHHHHH!!!" *He runs away.*
Aribar: "... Should I Haywire him?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo appears, and hits Wolf with some warp object. *WARP* He disappears.
Luthiel eeps a little and begins to back up.
Metal Man (GM): The doors are locked.
Aribar: "Guess not..."
Deloth screeches to a halt.
Garrick: "Well, you in on this too, Mewtwo?" .
Nodal: "...Well that was convenient... thanks."
Garrick: "See, I'd LIKE to believe that..."
Mewtwo: "They could not have chained me here against my will."
Deloth: "One question."
Nodal: "Well at least that's one person."
Mewtwo: "I would rather have been free. Wolfman is no longer Wolfman. He used the last of his energy to beg for you to help... us..."
Deloth: "Which dingus decided to bring Heartless in on this?"
Mewtwo: "Crazy Hand."
Mewtwo: "It was his idea to bring in all of the REAL villains. And now, things have gone terribly out of control."
Garrick walks straight up to Mewtwo and jabs a finger into his chest. "What makes you think we'd help you? Now? After all this?"
Luthiel looks at Deloth and blinks. "Who is this Heartless?"
Mewtwo: "Garrick, what do you want from me?"
Nodal: "Mewtwo, if you weren't in on, this how do you know it was Crazy Hand?"
Aribar: "We have no choice... We have to use our talents we gained defeating these wimps..." *Points to Dracula and company.* "To defeat the Fallen Questers, Robotnik, and Smithy..."
Deloth: "Heartless are not a who, they are a what."
Mewtwo: "I was told shortly before you were. There is... another issue about."
Deloth: "I still can't believe we were on a TV show. It was all a scam..."
Mewtwo: "It appears Metal was in on it the whole time... but in a different way."
Mewtwo: "He, being a real spy sent by Smithy, saw everything, yet did not understand it."
Deloth has a angry look in his eyes.
Mewtwo: "While the fighter remote made him on our side, he still possessed the ability to see through a lot of our devices."
Aribar: "I thought that Metal was just made by Smithy, but broke free of the mind controlling... Or something similar."
Mewtwo: "More or less."
Metal Man: "You don't need to talk for me, you know."
Deloth: "So, what's your point?"
Aribar looks over to Metal. "Oh... Heh..."
Metal Man: "Now then, since these studio crooks have ADMITTED to such deeds, I am in full control. We have several objectives."
Deloth turns to Metal.
Metal Man: "We must destroy Robotnik's base, defeat Smithy, then go on to destroy the Heartless."
Deloth: "And that Heartless cube?"
Metal Man: "Yeah... destroy that too."
Nodal: "Oh yeah that sounds reeeal easy."
Metal Man: "Well, it just gets harder. None of our enemies are fake anymore."
Aribar: "We can destroy it when we get to Robotnik's Death Mountain base..."
Metal Man: "We'll have to deal with downright dirty tacticians who don't care about ratings."
Deloth: "Will we still be on TV?"
Metal Man: "Sure, but only if you want to be. You'll be paid for it, though."
Nodal: "I agree."
Metal Man: "1000 coins a week, 500 coins per increase in your power. That's the new flat rate."
Deloth: "Sounds like a good deal."
Metal Man: "You might get bonuses for raising the ratings, of course."
Deloth has had his eye on that shiny Mythril Armor...
Garrick: "..." .
Deloth: "Will the cameras be able to take care of themselves?"
Metal Man: "Why of course. They're in your smash dexes!"
Aribar: "I bet our Smashdexes are c--Yup..."
Nodal: "Even mine?"
Metal Man: "All of them."
Deloth: "They could see inside my room?"
Aribar takes out his dex. "AND I TRUSTED YOU! No memory upgrade for you!"
Metal Man: "They only are on during missions. ...And right now, for some reason."
Deloth: "Good, I don't want people figuring out about my babelfish aquarium."
Nodal: So thaaaat's what that program eating my memory was...
Metal Man: "Now, sometime around our destroying, we should pay a visit to the hands."
Aribar: "Wait a minute..."
Metal Man: "I'm sure if we beat them up, they'd give us all that back-pay they owe us."
Garrick: "I say we pay a visit, right now..."
Deloth: "And wreck Crazy Hand for the Heartless idea?"
Nodal: "They better."
Metal Man: "Can't."
Aribar: "Was the Slytock virus real?"
Metal Man: "Yes. Created by Wolfman."
Aribar: "... I will kill him if I ever see him again."
Metal Man: "He's become victim to both that and some Maverick stuff someone slipped into his systems. Thus, not only will he make spontaneous clones, but they will kill all humanoids."
Nodal: "Oh, this day is getting better and better."
Aribar looks at the 'baddies.' "Question... Were you guys holding back when we fought you?"
Metal Man: "We have to find the original core, steal the fighter remote back, and destroy it."
Dracula: "Who said I could fight?"
Dracula: "That was my stunt-double."
Deloth: "I reeeeally want to kill all of you right now, just so you know."
Nodal: "That explains so very much."
Metal Man (GM): ...The alarms go off yet again, and Robotnik's voice is heard on the intercomms.
Nodal: "Yup, better and better..."
Deloth: "Not now..."
Robotnik: "Hello, QUESTERS. I'm on my way to destroy you all."
Robotnik: "Let's see... T-minus 23 hours..."
Luthiel: "What an idiot..."
Aribar: "... Crap! We need to get that other eye!"
Metal Man (GM): All displays show a timer ala SA2.
Deloth: "What say we prove ourselves real heroes?"
Luthiel grumbles and throws his boomerang at the speakers.
Garrick: "...so, let me get this straight..."
Metal Man: "Well, you get more pay then."
Deloth: "I'm ready to slash for cash."
Garrick: "We've got to go stop Robotnik, stop Smithy, stop the Heartless, AND stop the Hands, with no help, no backup, and just what we have right here and now?"
Aribar: "Time to go back to protecting innocent lives again..."
Metal Man: "Sure."
Nodal: "So the person we were going to fight anyway is going to come to us, and fight our defense systems instead of fighting us on his home turf."
Metal Man: "Except it's real, so we don't have stage directors helping us. Oh, yeah. You should get Locos too."
Deloth: "You really make a irresistible offer, Metal. What about our MTAs?"
Metal Man: "They work just fine."
Deloth: "So they're not just props?"
Metal Man: "Did you think they were when they worked against real enemies?"
Deloth: "Good point."
Garrick looks to the left, then scowls. "The champion of the Mushroom Kingdom, the hero of Hyrule, the space pirate buster... I can't believe you would stoop this low..."
Nodal: "So the whole world was in on this..."
Samus: "We were paid, you know."
Deloth: "Garrick, shut it. We need to crack an Egg right now." *He pulls out his Dex.*
Nodal: "Oh come on, was everybody getting paid but us..."
Samus: "And those aliens are also real, thanks to Crazy Hand."
Editor's Note: Wait, weren't those 'aliens' just in the room a moment ago?
Garrick: "So that's all you care about. Money. Heh, makes sense. Fine, let's go kick Robotnik's ass." *He spins on his heel and heads for the docking bay.*
Metal Man shrugs and follows.
Deloth: "Now there's the Garrick I know." *He walks to the docking bay.*
Nodal: "Works for me that fat jerk made fun of me."
Deloth: "You know it'll take a long time for me to trust you again."
Nodal follows Garrick.
Deloth: "And you, and you, and you." *He heads the rest of the way to the docking bay.*
Aribar gets his sword out of the TV and heads down the hall to the MTAs.
Nodal: "So after this, we go after the director of Survivor?"
Metal Man: "Yeah, I guess so."
Nodal: "Then I'm doubly in."
Metal Man gets in his CAC... and cackles to himself, unheard by the others. "They fell for it... I knew paying off all the Smashers and the weaker bad guys would be worth it." He'd clutch his dex, with its camera. "With that raw deal, I and Oak can become millionaires, while the Questers will forget about this deal in fifteen minutes." Then he'd put the dex away. "Hm, better put on my game face." He'd go back to looking like nothing unusual happened, again, unknown to anyone else.
Deloth jumps in his MTA.
Nodal looks around.
Luthiel hops into his MTA as well. *Luthiel.
Garrick hops into his own MTA, starting it up and gunning it, blasting out of the docking bay.
Metal Man: "Let's get going." *He made one last wry grin at the dex cam, and spoke to it, unheard by the others.* "After all, you're now a TV show for real... and most of the money is going to me. None of that previous stuff was fake, but you won't know... until I'm far away and a millionaire. Heh... heh... heh." *Then he put the dex away and continued on, making sure not to mention it again.*
Nodal: "Anyone gimme a ride?"
Deloth: "Thrusters online!"
Luthiel waves Nodal over.
Deloth blasts off.
Nodal gets in Luthiel's MTA.
Aribar gets into his MTA. "Mecha, go kill Metal! I mean... Mecha go fly!"
Metal Man (GM): All heading towards Robotnik would see that the head is much closer than before. The other laser is charging up.
Deloth: "I still can't believe we were all fakes."
Aribar: "Piffle... Lets make this QUICK!"
Deloth: "Nothing more than unknowing actors."
Nodal looks over at Luth's eject button and stays quiet.
Deloth: "But enough moping. We have work to do."
Aribar: "Pah... At least I've had practice at being a hero by killing thieves before coming here..."
Robotnik: "Hello Questers! Come right on in... to your DEATH!"
Aribar attempts to rout all power in his MTA to it's shields and thrusters.
Luthiel slows down the MTA down considerably, charging the lasers.
MTAs: "Major weakpoint discovered. Route to internal structure of Face Base."
Garrick: "Robotnik, give it a REST already... you know we're just going to smack you upside your stupid egg-on-it's-side shaped head."
Deloth: "Prepare for action, team."
Metal Man (GM): The MTA shows that the Questers could probably fly inside the head and destroy the power source.
Nodal: "I resent that remark Aribar."
Garrick: "And STOP acting like the captain, Deloth." *He guns the engine and heads for the weakpoint.*
Aribar gives an evil look towards the MTA Nodal is in and continues forward.
Deloth stays quiet and thrusts toward the weak point.
Luthiel soars towards the weakpoint, firing lasers at it to maybe bust a hole in it and fly in.
Metal Man (GM): The huge weakpoint leads to a large hallway... where the MTAs can land.
Deloth jets over to the hallway and lands.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door leading to the next room.
Garrick goes to land, bringing his MTA to a halt and setting down. He hops out of it and looks around, powering up his buster. He smirks slightly, and heads for the door.
Luthiel lands in the hallway as well, stepping out of the MTA and walking towards the door.
Nodal gets out and he heads for the door.
Metal Man (GM): The door slides open for everyone.
Nodal gets out.
Computer: "Internal Security disabled."
Aribar gets out and casts Mage Armor.
Deloth jumps out of the MTA and unsheathes his katana, then heads into the door.
Aribar: "I have four charges of Machine Invisibility if we need it..."
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a strange room.
Deloth: "Good, we might."
Luthiel casts shield of faith as he walks into the room.
Metal Man (GM): There's a hologram projector showing... a robotic Razor?
Deloth: "What the heck?"
Aribar follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): It also shows his DNA strands, attacks, and quite a bit of data.
Nodal: "Oh yeah... this is bad."
Aribar: "We better delete this..." *He heads other to the computer and tries to think of a way to delete it all.*
Metal Man (GM): There are plenty of terminals and data ports to play with.
Deloth: "I kind of want a copy of this info."
Nodal: "Looks like you guys are on your own with this one, my dex would probably explode."
Deloth: "...Never mind."
Aribar: "Razor would probably kill you, Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): It's all open to delete.
Deloth: "Ari, just delete the stuff."
Metal Man (GM): You can just click a few buttons.
Aribar attempts to see if there are any security measures before deletion.
Metal Man (GM): None... all disabled.
Deloth: "Too easy."
Metal Man (GM): ...The security measures have been turned off... to conserve power?
Nodal: "This doesn't feel right."
Deloth: "Probably conserving power here to route it to the laser."
Aribar: "Da-beted!" *Deletes it.*
Metal Man (GM): *BAHLEETED.* The images disappear, and the door to the next hallway opens.
Deloth: "Well, that's done." *He walks through the next door.*
Nodal walks to the next door.
Aribar goes into the hallway... That is, after the other nice shields enter...
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* *SNAP* *CLICK.*
Metal Man (GM): The otherwise dark and metallic room lights up with blaring yellow lights. A hydraulic lift can be heard.
Deloth: "Pressure sensors, I shoulda guessed."
Nodal: "This is very bad."
Metal Man (GM): A hole opens up in the floor. The door closes behind everyone.
Aribar unsheathes his sword and raises it into the air... The half elf looks about and tries to see what is going on.
Deloth gets into a battle stance.
Nodal nocks an arrow.
Metal Man (GM): A shadowy figure emerges on a lift from the hole.
Deloth: "Who are you?"
Metal Man (GM): No response. The thing's eyes light up.
Aribar: "Robo-Razor I bet. Dex, scan 'im."
???: "Metal Razor version 1.0 Engaged."
Dex: "...Error: signal jammed."
Metal Razor: "...Scanning perimeter."
Nodal: "So did anyone get that thing's stats back there..."
Metal Man (GM): It walks towards the Questers.
Aribar: "Should I Haywire it...?"
Deloth backs up while still battle stancing. "Might be a good idea..."
Metal Razor: "Perimeter scan... Perimeter Scan..."
Deloth: "But not yet."
Nodal backs up behind his favorite meat shield Aribar and hides.
Metal Razor: "Several voices picked up. Unknown identification."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth supa-hidez.
Aribar: "... I am Aribar... A friend."
Metal Razor: "...Aribar identified. Checking database. ...Enemy. Destroy."
Aribar: "CONTROL, ALT, DELETE!!"
Metal Man (GM): Its hands morph into blasters.
Metal Razor: "Surrender or die."
Aribar: .oO(At least it wasn't surrender and die...) "What will happen if I surrender?"
Metal Razor: "Robotnik wishes to see you."
Aribar: "In that case... I lied."
Garrick: "Oh he does, does he?"
Metal Razor: "He wants to see the expression on your face as your HQ is destroyed."
Aribar side-steps to show Nodal. "THAT is Aribar Hunter!"
Metal Razor: "...That is one Nodal. A drunken buffoon."
Deloth bites his tongue to keep from chuckling.
Metal Razor: "You are Aribar, and that--" *points at Garrick.* "--is Garrick."
Aribar: "... Where is your head at?"
Garrick: "Good. Can you count too?"
Metal Razor: "1... 2... and 3 enemies. My head is here."
Metal Man (GM): He points to his head.
Aribar: "Are you suuure that's your head?"
Metal Razor: "Yes."
Garrick: "I have a question. Why does Robotnik wish to see us?"
Metal Razor: "Maybe I should cut off one of your heads to demonstrate."
Nodal: "I don't think that is a very good idea:"
Metal Razor: "To show you the destruction of your headquarters."
Garrick: "You know, now, that doesn't seem so bad..."
Aribar: "... Look! A distraction!" *Points behind Metal Razor before running to, and into, the door...*
Nodal follows Aribar stealthily.
Metal Man (GM): The thing's head spins a full 360 degrees in an instant.
Metal Razor: "You cannot hide from me."
Garrick busts out laughing.
Metal Razor: "Now, surrender or die."
Garrick: "HAHAHAHAHhahahah... hahaha... hah... hahah... ha... alright, I'm sick of this." *vuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUU.*
Aribar: "... Can you give us some time to prepare for our deaths? Like a minute?"
Metal Man (GM): It stares at Garrick.
Metal Razor: "...No."
Garrick: "Actually, yeah."
Aribar: "Half a minute then? Or at least 24 seconds?"
Nodal: "But if you kill us wont Robotnik be angry?"
Garrick: *VUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU CHING!* He points the fully charged buster at the Metal robot.
Metal Razor: "No. He will dance with joy."
Locos Docos is now a fourth of the way through History of War and Peace. He has now read approx. 3,696 pages.
Metal Razor: "Fire away, moron."
Garrick: "Moron, is it..."
Nodal: "Yeah, fire away, be my guest Garrick."
Garrick: "Nodal, shut up already..."
Metal Razor: "First shot is confirmation of your death."
Garrick: "...you know, I would kinda like to save my shots for Robotnik... yeah, why don't we do that?"
Aribar attempts to cast Machine Invisibility on himself and three other people in this order: Aribar, Garrick, Luthiel, Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Razor looks around, kinda freaked out.
Metal Razor: "Where have all of you gone?"
Nodal: "Oh geez."
Metal Razor: "...Oh wait, there's still Nodal."
Nodal hides again.
Aribar: "Muahahhah... This only lasts four minutes... Let's make this quick!" *He prepares for combat.*
Metal Razor: "Surrender or die. Make your choice. 4. 3. 2."
Nodal: "Surrender sounds good right now."
Metal Razor: "...Come with me."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Razor walks towards an elevator.
Nodal looks back with a pleading look then follows.
Aribar: "!!" *He attempts to run up and slash Metal Razor.*
Metal Razor: "Elevator, engage. Lockdown room."
Garrick also blasts..
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Garrick hits, barely.
Locos Docos pulls the gear that's directly behind him to the fourth position, then pushes a lever on his right forward to see the current events on the world around the Questers.
Metal Man (GM): Locos see Garrick blasting down Metal Razor.
Metal Razor: "My head... asplode..." *EXPLODE.*
Nodal: "Thanks a lot guys."
Nodal avoids the explosion.
Deloth gets out of hiding.
Aribar: "Although I did waste those spells... Well, lets go."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick get the Miniboss killer award. 250 coins.
Nodal: "Aribar... I thank you for trying."
Locos Docos: "..." @_@
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is ready.
Aribar: "Hmp. I won't help a thief." *Continues to the elevator.*
Deloth walks over to the elevator.
Locos Docos pulls the gear to the third position to see the location of where they are and where the coordinates that said place is.
Nodal: "Hey at least I didn't steal your work for television."
Metal Man (GM): This is... inside the Face Base. They're heading towards central command. Deloth, Nodal, and Ari, and Garrick go up the elevator. The Face is over mountains, heading across a huge desert. It's now roughly 22.something hours away. So like about 100 miles.
Deloth starts humming the Star Wars theme song for no apparent reason.
Metal Man (GM): The main door opens. The Questers Robotnik, in his control room... This room is full of computers, monitors, commands, and you name it. Robotnik's chair has its back to you.
Aribar begins to walk forward...
Metal Man (GM): The monitors show various gibberish the Questers can't possibly understand.
Razor folds his arms across his chest as he steps out.
Computer: "T-Minus 15 hours until full charge."
Metal Man (GM): The chair turns around, with none other than Robotnik in it.
Robotnik: "Welcome to the bridge of my Facebase."
Deloth: "Hiya, fathead."
Aribar: "... Facebase? You need to hire a writer..."
Robotnik: "As you can see, this place is nothing less than pure genius."
Razor: "Eh... I've seen better."
Aribar: "So that is why we easily disabled that eye?"
Robotnik: "I have wired the remaining cannon to destroy your headquarters. I also have another plan, in case you wish to thwart me now."
Aribar: "Really now?"
Robotnik: "And another beyond that. I have surrounded this planet with hundreds of satellites."
Razor: "Planning too far ahead isn't too smart ya know..."
Robotnik: "That one you destroyed was a prototype."
Robotnik: "On my command, they can cut this planet to bits."
Razor: "Thanks for the warning..."
Aribar: "Robotnik, I think you forgot one thing..."
Robotnik: "What would that be?"
Aribar: "What if we disable your controls?"
Robotnik: "That would be plan number three. Metal Sonic controls a secret base that you cannot find. He will destroy you if I am defeated."
Razor: "Oh? Where could it possibly be hidden that WE couldn't find it?"
Robotnik: "Enough! It is about time I destroyed all of you, so that my master plan can finally commence..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik gets out of the chair, and puts up his fists.
Robotnik: "I will destroy you myself... unarmed!"
Aribar: "..." *He attempts to quickly cast Haywire on the controls.*
Razor blinks a few times. "..."
Deloth: "You? Unarmed? What next, a card trick?"
Metal Man (GM): The controls beep and explode. All of them. Robotnik does not flinch.
Aribar: "Time for plan three, huh?"
Robotnik: "I have already sent the command matrix to Metal Sonic. This base does not have any further purpose. Rather, I expected to break it while destroying you. Any last requests?"
Metal Man (GM): He grins.
Aribar: "I have one..."
Razor shakes his head slowly.
Aribar: "My request is that you tell us the location of the secret base... Of secretness."
Robotnik: "My answer is this."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik rifles through a bag.
Razor reaches down and grips his blades.
Aribar unsheathes his sword...
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik produces an unlit Bomb. A Bomb Flower.
Deloth takes out his katana.
Robotnik: "Metal Sonic will kill you if you are sighted, so I need not worry."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik puts it away.
Robotnik: "Now then, it's about time I destroyed all of you, don't you think? Show me what you call... power."
Razor slowly slides his blades from his sides and flips them up into position. "Time to drop you once and for all." The blade begin to blitz furiously with energy... like... Annihlate... but BIGGER. "Apocaypse... STRIKE!" He lunges forward, slicing at the air horizontally, twice. Four waves of emerald energy and two smaller violet ones streak at Robotnik.
Metal Man (GM): He is hit 4 times.
Aribar first attempts an AutoScan.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik takes the four hits, a green aura surrounding him.
Dex: "...Error. Error. Massive energy disturbance."
Dex: "He is emitting a large amount of Electrical Disturbance Energy."
Deloth: "That's not good."
Aribar casts Elven Protection on Razor... For a while he absorbs spell damage.
Robotnik: "And now... to show you true power!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik glows green, and the entire room shakes and rumbles.
Razor extends and flaps his wings a few times. "What the..."
Robotnik: "I give you..."
Metal Man (GM): Green laser beams stream from Robotnik, and fly at Razor. They are accompanied by a loud hissing noise. They fly at Razor and explode. It... somehow misses.
Robotnik: "You wish to tempt fate?"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik glows again.
Razor: "Already did... too many times."
Robotnik: "I summon upon you... MEGAMISSILE!"
Metal Man (GM): He launches a HUGE missile at Razor. It splits into two, one half going towards Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is blasted to near death by the horridly powerful attack.
Aribar: x_X "I see a bright light..."
Robotnik: "...You still wish to live? Very well..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik glows again, and rushes at Deloth. ...He falls on his face, missing Deloth.
Deloth stabs downwards with his katana and attempts to drive it into Robotnik.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth scratches Robotnik with the hit.
Deloth turns to Aribar and casts Divine Cure on him.
Aribar: "Ooh... Thanks!"
Locos Docos begins to adjust his chair so that he sits up straight. He then begins to have a slight smirk on his face, and he holds in his torso to better present himself. He can indeed hold it for hours at a time. He then turns on the nanocameras again and looks to his lackey. "Koopa: Estimated time until arrival to the Robotnik base?"
Koopa: "About an hour."
Razor moves in closer. "You're really pushing it now! Eeeyah!" He slices at the air once, sending out two waves, whirls about and slashes again, then leaps into the air, wings extending as he flips forward to deliver the last two strikes.
Metal Man (GM): 5 hits. One crit. Robotnik falls to the ground, looking dead.
Robotnik: "...I can't believe it... you almost beat me..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik pulls out a large button.
Robotnik: "Release... Master Egg!"
Metal Man (GM): Right in front of him opens a huge panel.
Locos Docos crosses his right leg over his left and clasp his hands together with his index fingers pointing up. "...To think... so much power..." He smirks. "...and I'm the one to stop them next!"
Deloth: "Not another gadget..."
Metal Man (GM): *VRRRRMMMM.* ...A HUUUUUGE MECHA emerges.
Aribar attempts to quickly Haywire it.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik leaps in. The Haywire hits a magical shield.
Nodal slowly follows its size with his eyes.
Robotnik: "You have tested the limits of my patience! Enough of this nonsense!"
Deloth: "Not good."
Razor slowly looks up at the Mecha from his vantage point in the air. "Well... that's a little big... don't you think?"
Aribar: "We're doomed..."
Razor looks back to the others. "I think SOMEbody is compensating for SOMEthing..."
Robotnik: "I have made this... the ULTIMATE WEAPON. Only Metal Sonic could defeat THIS. And he... isn't here!"
Deloth: "Or the real Sonic."
Razor: "...or us..."
Robotnik: "Go ahead, I dare you!"
Aribar attempts to scan the Master Egg before, with the help of a Heroic Surge, casts Elven Protection on himself and Deloth.
Dex: "MASTER EGG. Head: 1000 HP. Shoulder Rack: 2000 HP. Body: 5000 HP. Belly: 2000 HP. Leg1: 1200 HP. Leg2: 1200 HP. Arm1: 3000 HP. Arm2: 3500 HP. Cloak Mechanism: 2000 HP. Chainguns: 2000. 2000. 2000. 2000. 2000. 2000. Shield Generator I: 1000. Shield Generator II: 2000. Beam Cannon (Belly): 1000. Defense Turret: 1000. Sensor Array I: 2000. Sensor Array II: 1000. Sensor Array III: 2000. Noise-Dampeners: 700. Jetpack I: 1000. Jetpack II: 1000. Jetpack III(center): 3000. Rear-Defense-Array(RDA): 5000. Rocket-Launcher: 2000. Power Core: 500. Computer Core: 1000. Misc. Components: 3000."
Deloth: "OH MY *BLEEP*!"
Dex: "Desc: If you really wish to die, then just try this monster. It is powered by the Master Emerald, and is only second to what has been called... a GOD."
Razor smirks. "Nothing is unstoppable. Not you. Not me. It's just a matter of time! APOCALYPSE STRIKE!" He shoots upwards, slicing upwards, and then downwards, sending the series of attacks towards the Head area.
Deloth edges back towards the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Razor hits it all but one time. The rest can flee through the huge hole those missiles made.
Deloth jumps through the hole.
Nodal fires a bandit shot hoping to steal something important.
Metal Man (GM): Nodal misses... The thing looks at him, then launches its right arm into him. *NUKE.* Yes, sonic 2 style. *ATOMIZE.* One life down the drain.
Deloth hears the slam from where he is. "Poor, arrogant dink."
Robotnik: "This machine could kill Smithy in seconds. Why do you think you can defeat it? You could even run, without being called a coward."
Aribar blinks and tries to think of what to do...
Robotnik: "For only a FOOL takes on the invincible!"
Nodal: *His atoms* "Help us..."
Aribar attempts to damage the shields on this thing by casting not one, but two Wood Blast Barrages on it's weaker shield generator.
Metal Man (GM): 5 hits.
Locos Docos removes the clasp that his hands had together and talks to his wristwatch, which has a direct link to... HIM...
Nodal: *His atoms* "Kill the Elf!"
Metal Man (GM): ...Robotnik laughs as the force field absorbs that attack.
Robotnik: "Just leave if you value your life. And now it is time to destroy all of you at once. Chain guns, engage!"
Aribar: "You can't silence me!"
Metal Man (GM): All 6 Chainguns light up, spraying bullets at everyone. These shots effect EVERYONE.
Razor: Two hits.
Nodal: *His atoms* "Don't worry Ari, it's fun being atoms... you can float around and stuff."
Aribar is at -6...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth has fled far enough to escape to HQ. Ari is unconscious unless healed. Nodal returns minus one life.
Razor: "Heal Aribar!"
Metal Man (GM): One of the broken screens on the comms flickers.
???: "We're sending in some backup."
Robotnik: "...Why would the unstoppable MASTER EGG need backup?"
Nodal: "Can I force feed him a mushroom?"
Robotnik: "Hmph. I guess it won't hurt if I get some backup..."
Nodal shoves 2 mushrooms down Aribar's throat.
Aribar is revived at low health. "Ooooow... Thanks..."
Razor lets loose another Apocalypse Strike upon the head!
Nodal: "That... was gross. I never wanna do that again."
Metal Man (GM): All hit, and one crits. The head takes the damage, but of course is STILL THERE.
Robotnik: "Psh... I'll teach YOU to mess with my machines!"
Metal Man (GM): The belly opens up, showing a huge beam. Behind that is the power supply, in which the Master Emerald is inside.
Metal Man (GM): It is pointed at Razor, and charges up. *VRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMM-* *SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!*
Razor: "Geach! In the words of Aribar... piffle..."
Metal Man (GM): Razor loses 3/4 of what would be his maximum health... ow...
Locos Docos: "We are now at full speed to intercept with the Facebase. Time of arrival, Koopa?"
Aribar dies... AGAIN.
Koopa: "20 minutes!"
Locos Docos: "Excellent!"
Razor heavily weakened.
Koopa: "There's some sort of energy reaction too..."
Razor sizzles a bit. "Owwww..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is near death... The belly closes up. Robotnik laughs.
Robotnik: "There are incoming reinforcements in 3 minutes! I can't lose! I don't even need those reinforcements!"
Locos Docos: "What kind of ...energy reaction?"
Koopa: "Robotnik just blasted the Questers with Master Emerald energy."
Locos Docos: "He must not be kidding around this time..."
Koopa: "It's causing flux in the space-time-ratio mathematics space equation!"
Aribar is just BARELY alive... Or just BARELY KO'ed.
Metal Man (GM): Ari is standing, but unable to make actions. *WARRRRRP* Behind everybody warps in... well isn't that just dandy... ZETA, and Locos's Doomship!
Koopa: "The flux has warped us ahead 20 minutes. We are ready to intercept."
Aribar is just in a daze... He doesn't really notice the others.
Razor glances back. "Oh, you've gotta be kidding me!"
Locos Docos: "We intercept on my mark. Not before."
Robotnik: "I don't kid! This is it... we destroy the strongest Questers, then dominate the rest!"
Nodal looks back. "Oh great more people."
Razor narrows his eyes. .oO(Crossfire... could use this to our advantage if I'm careful...) he thinks to himself.
Robotnik: "Magellan, are you here to help me? Together, we could rule this entire planet! No one could stop us!"
Nodal quickly uses one of his mushrooms and one of his own to heal Ari.
Razor: "Wait... do you want to take Nintendus, or blow it up?"
Aribar: "Oooh... Thanks..."
Robotnik: "Control it. Blow it up if we fail. That way, no one will want to defeat us!"
Nodal: "Ari, don't look behind you."
Razor: "...what a sore loser..."
Aribar looks behind him.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sees ZETA, who is lounging atop Locos's Doomship, ready to attack.
Locos Docos speaks on loud speaker to him and Questers. "Sadly, Doctor Kintobor, I prohibit my army and myself from interfering with your 'fun.' Consider our arrival as backup."
Metal Man (GM): So are the god knows how many guns of that gunship.
Robotnik: "Very well... you might want to back up, my lasers are a bit longer ranged than they need to be. And I may not stop myself from hitting you, because your so-called 'backup' isn't any help at all!"
Koopa: "...Something is very wrong... why are the flux capacitors out of whack?"
Locos Docos: "Lower the doomship by at least 300 meters, and back up by 1 kilometer."
Koopa: "And my astrological... aye aye!"
Metal Man (GM): The Doomship backs up, then goes down. ...Revealing a huge glowing blue warp.
Koopa: "Oh no! We've torn the fabric between dimensions!"
Robotnik: "I'll fix THIS! Nothing cannot be fixed by explosions!"
Aribar is still looking at the doomship... Mouth wide open.
Metal Man (GM): His mecha steps up, and starts blasting the huge hole.
Razor: "That's... a bad thing..." He slides out of the way of the blasts. "Ummm..."
Koopa: "You idiot! You have no clue what happens when large amount of energy collides with a hole in space-time! ...Neither do I, but meh."
Locos Docos turns off the loudspeaker.
Aribar backs away... Far far away.
Metal Man (GM): The hole grows larger.
Locos Docos: "I've heard enough from you."
Robotnik: "It's no use! It's going to swallow us all! ...I will not give up! Die, hole in space-time! You will not stop ME!"
Razor: "Ummm... we may want to RUN NOW!"
Metal Man (GM): It's starting to eat pieces of the Facebase.
Robotnik: "Full speed ahead! FULL POWER! FULL EVERYTHING! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE MORE!"
Metal Man (GM): The FaceBase starts attempting to escape the hole. Locos' Doomship is being attracted to the hole.
Aribar attempts to find his MTA.
Nodal backs up next to Ari.
Koopa: "Sir! We must flee!"
Razor swoops down, ready to grab Aribar and Nodal and FLY.
Locos Docos: "Though I want to finish what they started, I will not allow this ship to fall into another rift of dimensional portals. CLEAR: FULL REVERSE."
Koopa: "We have no clue as to how to plug that up. Aye!"
Metal Man (GM): The Doomship flies away at full speed. However, Robotnik's base isn't so lucky... The Master Egg, and the Facebase, are sucked in. Completely.
Locos Docos: "We will meet again... we will... meet again."
Nodal: "Well crap."
Aribar: "If that thing isn't stopped... it'll destroy everything... "
Robotnik: "...I'll get you for this, faceless dimensional hole! I will return! The Master Egg will have its vengeance! YOU WILL ALL PAAAAAAAAAAAAY! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" *Schloop* *Vanishes into portal.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in Hyrule field now.
Locos Docos hides his face in the shadows..and the doomship disappears.
Metal Man (GM): The hole is above; Locos and his ship disappears.
Deloth prepares to dive off the base if needed.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth can be seen leaping off the base before it is sucked in. ...That hole is definitely not good.
Deloth: "Skydiving, one of my favorite hobbies!"
Metal Man (GM): Oh yeah, all Robotnik haters rejoice: I doubt he'll be coming back.
Editor's Note: Ha ha ha ha ha ha HAHAHAHAHAH HAAAH HAAH HAAAH HAAAH HAWHAWHAWHAWHAHW AHAHAHAH AHAHAHA HAH. That's about the best lie I've told in a looooong time.
Razor: "...we can't stop it by putting in energy... RUN! We've got to think of some way to stabilize it!"
Metal Man (GM): ...The hole then glows and spews out several blotches, which fly to places unknown.
Deloth spreads his wings to slow down a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Razor and the hole group are together.
Nodal runs very very fast. "Hello?"
Locos Docos pulled a chain on his extreme back and launched a probe into the portal before he left.
Metal Man (GM): All of the dexes get a transmission.
Aribar just stands there and looks at it...
Metal Man (GM): As does Locos. ...It's Smithy.
Razor pulls out his Dex.
Aribar pulls out his dex.
Deloth pulls out his dex.
Nodal looks at his Dex.
Smithy: "Hello, soon to be subjects."
Locos Docos is curious... and puts the dex on the vid screen.
Deloth: "Plug it, Smithy."
Smithy: "That was a test of my new doomsday device."
Razor: "...doomsday... you moron! You're going to destroy the universe with that thing!"
Smithy: "It has managed to destroy Robotnik in one fell swoop, without much of a problem. I now have an ultamatum for all remaining rebels. Surrender in 3 days, or be utterly annihilated."
Nodal: "Why doesn't anyone every realize a doomsday device will destroy them too?"
Aribar: "... Piffle... Juuuust piffle."
Smithy: "Oh, and the Master Emerald is not gone."
Smithy: "It is now in my possession. That is all."
Metal Man (GM): The message ends.
Locos Docos turns off his vid-screen.
Razor: "Toasters with doomsday weapons... NOT a good combination..."
Aribar: "... Locos still has a Dex, right?"
Deloth: "With that emerald, he could have a unlimited source of power!"
Locos Docos researches through several databases to see if Robotnik had any wills."
Deloth notices that the ground is getting awfully close.
Metal Man (GM): Locos discovers a small document. The will of Robotnik--not a last testament, but his plans. It's outdated, but it references several hidden armies.
Deloth starts flapping his wings to slow down for an army.
Metal Man (GM): The catch is that Locos will have to destroy Metal Sonic.
Aribar attempts to somehow contact Locos's dex.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone's MTAs arrive... Locos gets a loud beeping noise from his dex.
Deloth flaps over to his MTA and climbs in.
Locos Docos conceals his face into darkness and changes his voice with a voice transmodifier.
Razor quickly jumps into Archangel and starts it up.
Locos Docos opens it.
Deloth: "Thrusters online!"
Nodal: "Anybody for a lift?"
Deloth blasts the thrusters and slows down.
Metal Man (GM): Locos appears on Ari's screen. Or someone who is concealed and has a weird voice but has his dex, at least.
Nodal gets in someone's MTA.
Aribar: "Hey... Umm... Did you happen to get Smithy's transmission?"
Locos Docos has his glasses give off a glare. "He contacted everyone, I would assume. If he did, then I was included."
Aribar: "... I think we'll need your help defeating him... Even if you may turn traitorous on us again..."
Locos Docos: "The moment I rebel against him, the koopas and the machine mades will attempt to assassinate me. Even if I did, I wouldn't side with you traitorous bounty hunters." *TURN OFF."
Aribar: "... Piffle..."
Koopa: "Not exactly... Smithy technically got us the same way you would if you betrayed him."
Locos Docos: "Install a chip in here so the Questers can't locate me via this dex nor can they contact me."
Nodal: "We're not bounty Hunters... we're TV Stars."
Koopa: "And... I'm not sure if we'd like to live in a world where people who disagree are warped into... the X-Zone. Or worse... what if they let people out of there? The Machine Mades are actually programmed to serve you alone... Smithy has been arrogant."
Locos Docos: "Even if I did consider a thought of it, Lord Kajidoh and I made a contract to help each other with him supplying me with many more Machines and helping the Koopa Troop while I back him up as well."
Koopa: "It's your choice, I'm just a servant. I'll get to work on your Dex."
Locos Docos: "But now that Doctor Kintobor is gone, what will happen to his Botniks?"
Koopa: "The ones you have are set to obey you. The rest are now... in the hands of that so-called God, Metal Sonic. The problem is, we can't touch Metal Sonic... he's in a satellite next to the sun. And if he's stronger than that Master Egg..."
Locos Docos: "Do not worry. Even though armies are part of the Magellan Military, we have enough to suffice."
Koopa: "Smithy has planned to destroy the Questers first."
Locos Docos: "He does as he wishes, and I do as well. We not need to wage wars if there is nothing to gain from it."
Koopa: "Any other commands for today?"
Locos Docos: "Get to work on the Dex, and do the repairs on the doomship and upgrade the hull on it and any other things that haven't been done." *He goes to sleep.*