Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 88: Yurie & Razor Explore the Archives
Date: September 13th, 15th, 16th, & 19th 2004.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is at HQ, in R&R... Suddenly... they start hearing a high-pitched screech.
Gibby awakens, and falls off the couch. "GAH!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Gujin is in his ship. During a normal flight, he was sucked into a black hole. He soon emerges in an alien star system.
Razor is sitting at the bar, flipping a feather that appears to be from one of his wings like it was nothing. He's got new boots and new armor... in fact, his armor, while it resembles his OLD armor (Light body armor, dark green, black Kevlar pants), it appears more... organic. In fact, it's alive. He grits his teeth and slides the feather into his belt. "...the hell?"
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, the Black Hole crippled all of his navigation systems. And propulsion. And everything but life-support.
Yurie grumbles, looking up from her polishing cloth and oil as she hears the screech, then sheathing her new sword into its sheath and standing.
Gujin Hisaki: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Gujin is re-entering the atmosphere of one planet, on a crash course.
Yurie: "It sounded like a loud screeching of metal being ripped asunder..."
Gujin Hisaki: "Well, at least I'm not dead... but I think I'm going to be in the next few seconds..." *Braces for impact.*
Metal Man (GM): This planet was strange enough when he saw the high concentration of dead satellites and asteroids around it...
Razor slowly stands up from his stool. "...well... that's no good... we should go check it out..."
Metal Man (GM): But this place is full of weird buildings and things he has never seen before. Gujin's ship is zooming in on a green field. Then... *SMASH* He's crashed. The Questers would hear this loud explosion as the ship becomes stuck in the ground.
Razor blinks a few times. "Heh... explosions... NOW we should go..."
Metal Man (GM): Luckily, neither Gujin nor any other life-forms have been hurt. However, his ship, all aside from the nuclear reactor, is essentially blown up.
Gibby: "What WAS that?"
Metal Man (GM): And of course the cockpit.
Gujin Hisaki, having braced for the impending impact, AND having buckled his seat-belt, is not that hurt. His ship, on the other hand...
Yurie: "...it sounded like it came from outside!"
Metal Man: "Sensors confirm a ship re-entering the atmosphere and crashing right outside HQ."
Razor: "Let's go!" Razor looks to Gibby and Yurie... then RUNS... as in... FAST... gotta love Pegasus Boots. He's practically running on the walls as he makes his way towards the doors to the outside.
Yurie frowns at that. "...sheesh..." *She shakes her head and follows as quickly as possible.*
Metal Man follows. Despite wearing the same boots as Razor, he is more of a walking tank.
Gibby follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Several people, of various shapes and sizes, are approaching Gujin's ship. It is unknown what intent they have. At least to him.
Gibby: "Look! A ship!" *He points to the obvious ship.*
Yurie: "Thank you, captain obvious... Doesn't look like anything from Saga..." *He continues approaching the ship...*
Metal Man: "It is negative for scans of any region in this dimension."
Gujin Hisaki unbuckles and pops open the canopy and climbs out. He's about 5' 8", 195 pounds, Caucasian, with brown hair and a brown eye. The other eye, his right to be precise, is all the way golden, the whites and the iris. It also twitches about a lot, like he doesn't have much control over it. He's wearing a white T-Shirt, an Orange vest, Red pants, and a black glove on his right hand. The other arm is silver and cybernetic.
Yurie: "...it looks like a very large shoe..."
Gujin Hisaki: "Mind telling me who all of you are and what you're doing?"
Metal Man: "We would be the Questers, of planet Nintendus."
Yurie: "Well, I was about to ask you the same thing..."
Gujin Hisaki: "I asked first."
Razor's hands hover over his Lavis Blades, which are sheathed at his sides. His long brown hair catches each gust of wind. He's got deep green body armor and a matching beret. He watches the man carefully with hazel eyes. The most... striking feature about him... are the pair of white feathery wings extending from his back.
Yurie: ...how about you lower that hand-cannon of yours, first... You don't see us drawing -our- weapons..."
Metal Man: "You seem to have a rather... interesting look." *Though a freakishly large all-silver man carrying a huge slab of green material over his shoulder... more like dragging it... is not specifically normal for any realm.*
Gujin Hisaki: "...Hmph..." *reluctantly slides his hand back out and crosses his arms.* "Now who are you?"
Metal Man: "Metal Man. I do not come from this realm, or any one realm, even."
Yurie: "Yurie Ginsei d`Rakateur, Quester, representative of the Saga system."
Razor: "Razor... I'm not from around here... and that's all you're getting."
Metal Man: "We are all Questers, sworn to protect... or at least earn money blowing up evil people."
Gibby: "Gibby... soft fluffy kirby... FEAR ME!!!"
Metal Man: "Now then... are we going to continue staring at eachother or do something?"
Gujin Hisaki: "Do you guys have a hangar or anything?"
Gibby: "...Twister, anyone?"
Gujin Hisaki: "Twister is also acceptable."
Metal Man: "...Yeah... we might need a large magnet to cart that in, though."
Yurie: "We have a hanger... but you haven't told us -your- name."
Metal Man snaps his fingers, and a small army of Toads begins carting the wreck to a large garage.
Gibby: "Good ol' Toads..."
Yurie: "Metal, hold on a minute, we don't know if we can even trust this guy!"
Metal Man: "Trust him or not, his craft would probably force him to trust us." *He gives an evil grin.* "After all, that thing is probably worth a lot of money."
Gujin Hisaki: "My name is Gujin Hisaki, I'm a pilot... Don't you even think about it."
Metal Man: "Well, simple enough. We can't have somebody like you wandering around this planet without supervision."
Razor: "Hmmm... some nice tech on that thing..."
Metal Man: "Not because you'd get in trouble, but because the residents aren't supposed to know about the technology you are using."
Yurie: "Especially after the whole thing with Smithy and Locos still wandering about..."
Metal Man: "And, yes, we have several mean people who would delight in using you as an instrument of terror."
Gibby: "I fear the tubas..."
Metal Man: "So... you can join us, or you can stay here until your craft is fixed."
Gujin Hisaki: "Whatever, I'm leaving after my ship is repaired."
Metal Man: "Perhaps you'd like to earn all the repairs?"
Locos: "...Oh, that's right. I can't stay here much longer..."
Metal Man: "Hi Locos."
Gujin Hisaki: "...And who is he?"
Metal Man: "He's a guy who's been wandering around. Aka Locos Docos. Though he seems to be more benevolent than malevolent."
Yurie looks around for a doomship..
Razor: "Seems more like randomly insane to me..."
Metal Man: "Now then, perhaps you'd like to start earning back that debt... oh yeah. It's 10,000 coins." *grins.*
Gujin Hisaki: "..."
Metal Man: "We have evaluated the capabilities of being beyond an MTA."
Yurie: "I suppose Oak and Light are drooling over it as we speak. How about we go back inside now."
Metal Man: "Good idea. Now then, there's been a discovery by Deloth and Aribar. We have some information." *Automatically leads everyone into R&R, where he turns on the TV.* "There is an ancient city. Far older than previous records. It has by far the most advanced technology in existence. Aribar and Deloth have breached the only remaining entry, through the top of a buried tower. There appear to be super-intelligent computers as well as preserved minds of this civilization in the ruins. There is also tons of technology, waiting to be fixed or possibly bought from the computers."
Razor: "Sounds promising..."
Metal Man: "Anyways, are all of you ready?"
Razor: "Sure thing."
Gujin: "I guess... Not like I have a choice or anything."
Gibby: "I am."
Yurie: "Might as well."
Metal Man: "Well then... good time to test out the new semi-portable warp system."
Razor: "If you didn't I might've just dragged you along anyways... hehe."
Metal Man presses a button on the wall, and *WHOOSH*, everyone is teleported.
Metal Man (GM): *WHOOSH* The group reappears in a cave, dankly lit by fading blue lights.
Gujin: "Portable war-" *WARP'D.*
Metal Man (GM): There's several buildings here, most of them crumbling.
Gujin: "P system?"
Razor sniffs at the air. "Smells like the DMV..."
Metal Man: "Yes... we have high-power warp systems. We appear to have been thrown off target."
Metal Man: "Luckily, we only have to go straight to get to the city..." *He leads the way, across a bridge of photon.*
Razor follows right behind Metal, tightly gripping the hilts of his blades.
Gujin just follows the really big guy...
Metal Man: "Scanners show this is a path that used to lead to another city. The city in question was annihilated, so that's why it lead to a dead end."
Metal Man (GM): The next area has some light coming through cracks in the ceiling. It's FULL of cryo-units. In fact, there's a low layer of fog produced by the machines. What's in them is anybody's guess... unless someone took the time to wipe the moisture off the outside of one of them.
Gujin does just that. "Never seen this before..."
Razor: "Hmmm... I've seen THIS kind of place before... be careful... last time I saw one of these, it was holding an army in stasis..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a fully-armored person, hooked up via several cables and tubes. ...It's definently a warrior. He has one huge gun.
Yurie: "...Ok... lots of frozen people... or, rather, frozen fighters..."
Metal Man (GM): And a 'QH' insignia over his heart.
Razor: "It'd probably be best to let them rest..."
Metal Man: "Fascinating... Quester Hunters? What would they be here for?"
Gujin: "Who're they?"
Metal Man: "They are a group dedicated to our destruction."
Razor: "That would only make TOO much sense..."
Metal Man: "We destroyed them all... but these guys predate Questers..."
Editor's Note: Yeaaaah, prepare for some more weird "plot."
Metal Man (GM): The mist condenses, making a soft breath noise. It's in the form of a person. A ghost.
Metal Man: "..."
Yurie turns towards the ghost-person and draws her sword, the slender blade of her rapier glowing softly.
???: "Hello... soon-to be dead Questers. You are looking at my personal army... and they've been waiting for you to come down here. Waiting for 10,000 years!"
Gujin activates his Mega Buster.
Razor: "Hello... dead mystery person..."
???: "I killed the original Questers... all by myself..."
Gujin: "Why would they be waiting for US? I just got here. How could they know I'd be coming?"
???: "They were set by prophecy, that the Questers would return to the ruins of Ordoth. They could have waited forever. But you have shortened that wait. Oh yes. You must know my NAME."
Yurie: "...and your name is?"
Metal Man (GM): He laughs, and floats over the the largest capsule, on top of the 1000-smaller ones.
Gujin: "That can't be good..."
Metal Man (GM): He wipes off the mist from it... and it says 'DENON' in red letters. Beneath it is a regular person, dressed in heavy combat gear.
Gujin: "...Yeah, not good."
Denon: "I have yet to be able to revive my body. However..."
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK* *CLICK* *SNAP.*
Denon: "...I can always have my friends take care of you."
Metal Man (GM): The 1000 capsules begin unsealing and defrosting.
Gujin: "...May I suggest running?"
Yurie: "Um. Metal? Do you happen to have access to some sort of instant warp thing? GOOD IDEA NEW GUY!"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... we could kill all of them right here before they spread across the world like a plague..."
Yurie: "...and how exactly do you plan on doing that?"
Metal Man: "...But there's just too many of them to take on by ourselves."
Gujin: "And how exactly do you plan on doing that?"
Metal Man: "We must proceed to the city."
Gujin: "So, running?"
Metal Man takes off running ahead.
Yurie: "...then lets proceed away... *He shrugs and RUNS."
Metal Man (GM): The first line of capsules unseal.
Gujin flees like a coward.
Razor: "Okay everyone... RUN... or fly..." Razor decides to do a combination of both, resulting in more of a series of blazing fast flying leaps.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would hear explosions. They're blowing everything up behind them.
Gujin runs faster, thanking his high school for keeping Track and not cutting it.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone escapes across a really large bridge, at which the explosions end. HERE is the city of Ordoth.
Metal Man: "This city is protected."
Metal Man (GM): A hologram suddenly appears to greet everyone.
???: "Hello. I see you have come here for our assistance?"
Metal Man (GM): Oh yes. The city would be several greenish-blue stone buildings, some hundreds of stories tall.
Gujin: "And to save our respective skins from the massive army trying to kill us."
Metal Man (GM): They all have blue lines glowing through them.
???: "...They've been... unsealed..."
???: "This does not bode well."
Razor: "Yeah... we kinda figured that."
Gujin: "You finally noticed!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Deloth would see the group come to where they are from a bridge.
Editor's Note: Too bad they weren't actually THERE OOCly.
Yurie: "Yeah, could you give us some help??"
???: "I can give you a quick synopsis of how much time you will have left before you will re-encounter them."
???: "They can be held down here for a month."
???: "Then they will spiral out, and by a week they will attack your HQ in force."
Gujin: "So we got 1 1/4 months to prepare?"
???: "There is one link that they have that can kill all of them at once, but it is a paradox."
Gujin: "So what's the link?"
???: "The Shadow Temple, underneath your HQ. Once opened, it will turn them to dust. ...Then prompt doomsday."
Razor: "...you mean... yeah... the same Shadow Temple that'll release hordes of evil upon the world..."
Gujin: "So why don't we just blow it up?"
???: "Because that would release the evil forces as well as destroy your HQ."
Gujin: "It'd open it and kill all the evil inside at the same time."
Yurie: "...well... how many of those things are there?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and the rest are past the bottom of the tower, in a city.
Yurie: "Then it shouldn't be to hard to kill them all... shouldn't it?"
???: "Each one strong enough to take over an entire city."
Gujin: "So we need to take out the Quester Hunters."
???: "Their armor is tough, and they have guns that can level buildings."
Gujin: "Opening up the Shadow Temple is not an option, then."
Yurie: "...why is it the good guys never get the super weapons..."
Razor: "...don't we have one?"
Gujin: "It heightens the dramatic effect if we eventually beat them."
???: "The Deathmachine is not strong enough, nor are Pseudocubes."
Yurie: "No, Razor, we -don't- have one."
Gujin: "So what do we do, Mysterious Hologram?"
Yurie: "What about the Chaos Emeralds? The MAster Emerald, something!"
???: "Metal Sonic has the Master Emerald. And The forces of evil have the Chaos Emeralds. You would have to destroy them first... at which point you could probably kill Quester Hunters by hand."
Gujin: "So what do we do, Mysterious Hologram?"
???: "You accept our new tech... wait a second!"
Metal Man (GM): ??? looks at Gujin.
???: "...You, as well as the Metal one, have our technology..."
Gujin: "I do?"
Yurie: "...oh, great..."
Razor raises an eyebrow.
Yurie points at the new guy's metal arm.
Razor: "I never turn down a chance to get my hands on a new piece of high-tech gear..."
Yurie: "...don't you have some sort of anti-Quester-hunter gadget?"
???: "Anyway... this city will gladly sell technology."
Gujin: "This is just a prosthetic arm with a gun attached to it..."
???: "Quester Hunter Gadget? Nope. I'm Shaun Tenor, for your information."
Yurie: "Bleh... are we safe now, by the way?"
Shaun Tenor: "As safe as you will ever be."
Yurie then promptly skiiids to a halt.
Shaun Tenor: "This city can outlast this very planet."
Gujin: "So what technology are you talking about?"
Razor: "So... ah... how much for this technology to help us destroy these Hunters?"
Shaun Tenor: "Cybernetics, Mecha, Starships, Genetic Engineering..."
Shaun Tenor: "It varies upon the item."
Gujin: "Really, all this is all fairly cheap where I come from..."
Razor: "...sounds promising..."
Gujin: "I had to get the eye," *points to his gold one.* "On the Black Market, but it was still fairly cheap."
Yurie doesn't have anything she wants at the moment...
Shaun Tenor: "Now, I'm sure all of you came down here for more than just buying objects, so... you can explore some passages ahead."
Yurie nods, looking ahead.
Shaun Tenor: "There won't be any Quester Hunters... but it will probably be dangerous."
Yurie: "...what's in the passages, and where does it lead to?"
Shaun Tenor: "It leads to the lost archives. This area has been taken over by outside forces, and was disconnected from our monitoring network."
Yurie: "...what kind of outside forces."
Shaun Tenor: "I believe you would recognize this..."
Metal Man (GM): He shows several figures. One is Metal Sonic. The other is Smithy. And the others are various robots known to be controlled by either one.
Yurie: "...no way... no $@#(*@!# way!!"
Shaun Tenor: "Neither of those characters that lead them are alive... more specifically, Smithy has ceased to exist. Something else has hacked into them... a virus, perhaps?"
Yurie: "...E Li Three, more than likely."
Shaun Tenor: "It just about fits the description... they were re-programmed to destroy all things they saw."
Yurie: "Great... now we have a rogue computer deity hacking Smithy-bots..."
Gujin: "Can someone explain this all to me?"
Shaun Tenor: "Sure. These Questers were fighting against Smithy (Insert image of Toaster with a beard) and Metal Sonic (Insert duh picture here)."
Yurie: "Both of which are Bad."
Shaun Tenor: "They destroyed both of them. The world has been, until recently, at peace as a result. Unfortunately, both left a legacy of easily programmable robot armies. So, it appears someone has re-activated and combined the remains to form something annoying."
Gujin: "Not good."
Razor: "...more annoying than Locos and Gibby put together..."
Shaun Tenor: "...Well, the robots themselves are pushovers, luckily."
Gujin: "Which is good."
Shaun Tenor: "I'd suggest you check it out. And if you get the Master Data Disk I'll pay you 3,500 coins for your troubles. For each of you, just so you don't kill eachother over it."
Gujin: "...Well, let's get going then."
Yurie: "Master Data Disk?"
Shaun Tenor: "It contains priceless records. They are required to re-create some... special technology."
Yurie: "How many are there?"
Shaun Tenor: "Well, there's one in specific in that building. However, there are sure to be hundreds of them scattered about this world."
Gujin: "...One, I'd guess."
Shaun Tenor: "200, possibly."
Gujin: "Seeing it has the word MASTER in the title."
Shaun Tenor: "...But those aren't the master ones, like he says."
Gujin: "So, let's go."
Metal Man: "Yes." *He goes ahead. The path to the dead area is a simple dirt path.*
Gujin walks along the same path, activating his Mega Buster.
Razor continues on ahead, his crystalline Lavis Blades glinting slightly in the light as he slides them from their sheathes.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is a large building, surrounded by debris. There's three Robo-Koopas destroying things.
Yurie follows, her blade still sheathed...
Gujin starts a charge-up.
Metal Man (GM): They don't notice the Questers. Apparently they weren't programmed to attack people.
Razor: "Should we stop them?"
Gujin: "Might as well."
Metal Man: "No need to... but then there's the data they might have. We don't need to use force... who here is good at hacking?"
Razor: "Don't look at me... I'm good at hiding things, driving things, taking things, getting out of things, and tearing things apart... but not hacking thigns..."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm... All I could do is tear it apart of scare it to death."
Yurie: "Don't look at me... I sneak, I don't hack."
Metal Man: "Well, Gujin, maybe you could try?"
Gujin: "I might be able to pull this off... Sure, why not." *He walks over to one of the Robo-Koopas, and tries to well, um, hack 'em?*
Metal Man (GM): Lucky Gujin. He gets one of them under control... barely. The other two flee.
Robo-Koopa: "Debug mode activated. Possible actions are as follows."
Gujin: "All we need is one."
Robo-Koopa: "Read-Command logs. Reprogram. Self Destruct. (strange gibberish) All options are available."
Gujin clicks Read-Command Logs.
Robo-Koopa: "Parsing... Earliest Command. Reformat, new protocol set to 8803ELI. Secondary protocol: 2203LSD."
Gujin: "Is anyone taking this down?"
Robo-Koopa: "Emergency Protocol: 8475MS2."
Metal Man: "I'm recording it with my Smash Dex."
Robo-Koopa: "DESTROY all objects in catalog C."
Robo-Koopa: "Simplified catalog: All Ordoth or Ordothian relics. All commands read."
Gujin now clicks the strange gibberish thingy.
Robo-Koopa: "Bzzzt...bLaaaaaaaaaaalagahaabaananahaagagaaaaaa. Gnaaargh Bzzzty bababarhrhraagaaSHARAAGAAAAAAA."
Metal Man (GM): It starts shooting sparks.
Robo-Koopa: "GNAAAUAAUAUAAUDRUWREBGRR!?!" *EXPLODE.*
Gujin backs away.
Metal Man (GM): The head lands next to Razor.
Robo-Koopa Head: "Zeeky boogie doogy!" *EXPLODE.*
Gujin: "...Wow, didn't mean for that to happen..."
Metal Man: "Well, the Dex has scanned the protocols. They're E Li Three, Locos Docos, and Metal Sonic respectively. Though the last one is dead."
Gujin: "What about what it said before it exploded?"
Metal Man: "That was a corrupted command, a result of too much hacking. I believe it was originally related to factory default settings."
Gujin: "Right... Well, let's keep moving."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth joins the others, at the entrance to a large building underground. The Lost Archives.
Metal Man (GM): The area outside is filled with debris and blue matter. Inside this building lies the Master Data Disk.
Razor flexes his hand a bit. "Hmmm... well... let's go liberate this Data Disk... eh?"
Metal Man (GM): The door inside opens on its own. It's a sliding door.
Deloth: "Yes, let's." *He walks through the entrance.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside lies an entry room, with what would appear to be a desk for a secretary. It's empty.
Yurie slooooooowly looks up at the huge building, then looks at the others. "...so... who wants to knock first?"
Metal Man (GM): There's paper thrown around everywhere, and fluorescent lights flickering on the ceiling.
Razor blinks a few times. "Looks like we can skip THAT step..." He walks slowly up the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door behind the desk.
Deloth picks up a paper and reads it.
Metal Man (GM): It's gibberish. It crumbles to dust after a few seconds.
Deloth tosses the paper away.
Deloth: "Weird form of secretary shorthand."
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is off its hinges. It's the only way ahead... there's a dark hall on the other side.
Deloth: "Man, this place looks like it's been ransacked."
Yurie frowns, then draws her sword slowly... "Indeed... we need some light in here..."
Deloth takes out his katana. "Too bad I didn't bring my Frotz scroll..."
Metal Man (GM): The light switches for the hallway are, unfortunately, hidden by the darkness.
Razor reaches down and grips the hilts of his blades. They slide quietly from their sheathes. "I can see just fine..."
Deloth: "Yeah, I bet you can."
Razor: "Well... not really see... this new armor... it's as if I can feel what's around me."
Deloth starts fumbling around for a lightswitch. "Then help me find the lights."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth enters the hallway.
Yurie: "Deloth! Wait up!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth barely avoids a HUGE LIGHTNING BOLT.
Razor follows after Deloth. "Whoa!"
Deloth runs backwards.
Metal Man (GM): The flash gives everyone a rough idea of some person wearing white in the room.
Deloth screeches to a halt.
Metal Man (GM): There's a person in the center of the room with a staff.
Deloth: "In the hallway, fast!"
Razor: "...it looks like... a mage? Guys... be careful." He approaches carefully, readying his blades.
Deloth: "We need the lights!"
Metal Man (GM): Two other things shoot at Razor.
Deloth runs into the hallway.
Razor: One hit.
Yurie follows, searching for the light switch.
Deloth runs into the hallway.
Razor twists to the side instinctively, swiping at the air towards whatever just shot him...
Yurie: "Found it!" *flick!*
Metal Man (GM): *flip.* Yurie turns on the lights to discover one Mage clad in white, and two Eggrobos. Razor hits one of them twice.
Deloth: "Argh, not a mage... I haaaaate mages."
Mage: "And I hate idiots who wander into my territory!"
Deloth: "Hey, YOU left the door open!"
Yurie: "Look, we're just here, looking for the Master Disk for Shaun."
Metal Man (GM): Those attacks bounce right off the Eggrobo's armor.
Mage: "Shaun? He must be destroyed. He and his infidels!"
Razor: "Okay... you're gonna fry then, buddy..." o.O *He blinks as the attacks bounce off... that's weird.*
Mage: "You've wandered into our R&D... so you're reamed & doomed!"
Yurie: "Razor, the mage! Aim at the mage!"
Eggrobo: "You cannot damage us..."
Dex: "...DING! White Guard. A mysterious person in all-white high-tech armor. Serves only one master... who's that? HP: 50. STR: 18. DEX: 40. CON: 10. INT: 15. WIS: 12. CHA: 10. Defense: 30. Weapon: Staff--Allows following spells. Spells: Fire: 10 Instahit fire damage. Lightning: Reflex. Ice: Insta d4 freeze. Healing: 1/2 HP restored to target. Solar Flare: ignores resistances, fortitude."
Deloth: "YOU LEFT THE FREAKIN' DOOR OPEN!"
Mage: "Yes... well, why are you still here?"
Razor smirks as he turns towards said Mage. "Gladly... die! OBLITERATE!" He points his blades at the Mage... launching the black-hole style ball of doom at him...
Deloth: *whispers to others.* "Get his staff."
Razor: *Fear the instasplode of death...*
Metal Man (GM): He instant-plodes.
Yurie blinks as the mage's body simply vanishes...
Metal Man (GM): ...Though all he was was a bunch of floating robes...
Deloth: "Well, that was anti-climactic."
Yurie: "Don't get cocky, we still have those robos to deal with."
Metal Man (GM): Eggrobo 1 fires at Razor. Dual misses.
Razor artfully dodges the shots... ducking under them before stepping in and ramming his blades into the machine.
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. That thing is the most solid enemy Razor has ever seen.
Razor: "Gah... dammit... these things are tough... try using your special attacks..."
Deloth: "What is with those robots..." *He scans a Eggrobo.*
Dex: "Eggrobo +++. A remote controlled menace, armed with a laser pistol... or two. HP: 150. STR: 15. DEX: 20. CON: 40. INT: 0. WIS: 10. CHA: 12. Defense: 15. DR: 30. SR: 50. Weapons: Laser Blasters 2d10 Ignores Armor (d20+20)"
Deloth: "That explains a lot. We'll need a bazooka to dent those things!"
Yurie: "Hmm... any ideas?"
Metal Man (GM): There are also light fixtures hanging precariously over the robots' heads.
Deloth: "Anyone got a hand grenade?"
Yurie: "... the lights! Deloth, slash the things holding up the light fixtures!"
Razor: "...they're remote controlled... if we could cut off their signals... or that could work too..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth can easily slash the fixtures.
Deloth jumps and Shadow Warps to the light fixture over Eggrobo 1, then slashes through the cord keeping the light tethered to the roof.
Metal Man (GM): It falls on the Eggrobo... covering it completely. *BOOM.* ...It breaks out of the fixture!
Eggrobo: "Pathetic humans."
Yurie: "...well... it was a good idea..."
Deloth: "Well, that didn't work..."
Razor: "I'd say a better idea is to find whatever the hell is controlling them and stop it..."
Yurie shrugs, then rushes the Eggrobo, her sword smoothly sliding out of its sheath as she invokes HASTEAGA! Red light surrounds her as she promptly goes for a double disarm attack before slashing the robot, before stepping back and releasing a new and IMPROVED Slice and dice, beams of whit light slashing through the robot, complimented by white blasts of energy. *DOUBLE DISARM!* *miss.*
Metal Man (GM): All of those hit except for the last one. Yurie dents one of their shoulders.
Yurie: "Deloth! Razor! grab its guns!"
Eggrobo: *red eyes.* "...You have slightly damaged my exterior."
Yurie promptly springs away, getting out of its reach of a melee attack.
Razor scoops up one of the guns... fun time ^_^
Eggrobo: "...Oh no. Unforeseen glitch..."
Yurie smirks, her sword glowing brightly now.
Eggrobo: "Our powerful pistols can be used to defeat the purpose of the massively powerful armor system!"
Deloth: "Hold him off so I can get the other gun!"
Eggrobo2: "...All we can do is destroy them when we are destroyed."
Razor levels the gun he grabbed at the uninjured Robo. "Alright... let's see how you like this one... HELLFIRE!" The gun flares up red before unleashing a trio of bursts... two fireballs and one normal shot...
Metal Man (GM): All 3 hit. *NUKE.*
Yurie goggles at the near-instant atomization of the other robo.
Metal Man (GM): The blaster explodes in Razor's hand along with the robot that blew up. He takes damage.
Razor: "Geeeowch!" Shakes his now smoking hand about in the air.
Yurie: "No WONDER the gun exploded..."
Eggrobo: *picks up a crowbar and runs at Razor.*
Deloth: "Yurie, get the other gun. I'll need to heal Razor."
Razor: "...I'm... fine..."
Metal Man (GM): Okay... all it does is spook Razor by being an inch from hitting his flesh. And dent his pwetty armor.
Deloth: "A gun blew up in your hand. You are not fine. But, if you want me to..." *He grabs the gun and shoots at the remaining Eggrobo.*
Razor jerks his blades up again, swinging them at the crowbar.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The Eggrobo is apparently an expert at the crowbar, though, and does not drop it.
Deloth drops the gun.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth has dropped the gun; so Yurie can pick it up and use it.
Deloth: "Hot potato, Yurie."
Yurie grumbles and quickly kicks the pistol up into the air, catching them and aiming at tthe robot, having sheathed her blade during the kick-up.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Hit. It takes the hits.
Razor twirls his blades around before flipping them up over his head. He brings them crashing down as one into it in a SMASH attack!
Metal Man (GM): Super-hit.
Razor: "Ha! Eat that, uberarmor!"
Metal Man (GM): It's starting to look like a dented up trashcan. It swings at Razor with the crowbar. *SMACK.*
Razor: *CHINK!* "Hmm... on second thought... let's stick with that pistol... whoa!" *Crowbar'd.*
Deloth grabs the pistol from Yurie and takes another shot at the Eggrobo.
Eggrobo: "Kill. Crush. Destroy."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hits. These guys are very slow.
Deloth quickly throws the pistol to Yurie.
Yurie catches the pistol and opens fire on the robo.
Metal Man (GM): These things are wearing about 18 inches worth of armor, which is why they can't move more than a few inches at a time... except for those powerful arms. Hit. Miss. The thing is now shooting sparks, since it's been taking a beating.
Yurie tosses the pistol to Raz.
Metal Man (GM): Raz now has dual pistols. If he wants to use em.
Razor: "Alright friend... say goodbye!" He opens fire with both pistols to tear the thing apart...
Metal Man (GM): It explodes. The pistols both explode, dealing damage to Razor. Then the robot explodes, damaging everyone else but Yurie, who avoids by a hair.
Razor: "Geeeaaaah!" He starts blowing on his hands...
Metal Man (GM): The room is pretty much taken out by the blast.
Deloth Divine Cures one person back to full health and goes to heal another.
Metal Man (GM): There are four doors. Top left, Top Right, Bottom left, Bottom Right.
Deloth takes the hat and robes.
Razor: "Hmmm... I like the Top Right..."
Yurie: "Oh, great..."
Metal Man (GM): Some strange otherworldly thing causes Deloth to shoot sparks out of his hands when he goes to heal more than one person.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone does have the mushrooms x3, though.
Deloth snarfs a mushroom.
Yurie: "Might as well go Top-Right."
Razor scarfs down two mushrooms at well... he's almost fully healed. ^_^
Yurie doesn't need to scarf, she's ok.
Metal Man (GM): The top right door automatically opens.
Deloth shakes his hands to stop the whole spark-shooting thing.
Metal Man (GM): ...The lights are on. The Questers see this before entering a whole MESS of enemies. And some traps.
Deloth: "...Maybe another door."
Metal Man (GM): And inside the sea of 6 enemies and traps is a lot of money.
Yurie: "...hello hello..."
Razor: "...hmmm... juicy..."
Metal Man (GM): Enemies are: Two White Guards, Two Eggrobos, and Two Metal Hammer Brothers. The traps are various pressure plates put at random on the black and white checkerboard floor. All of the enemies are hovering over the floor.
Deloth peeks inside the top-left door.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees an empty hallway with a door on the side.
Yurie: "Hold on guys..."
Deloth: "We might want to split up."
Deloth: "But this hallway..."
Razor flaps his wings a few times, hovering just above the ground.
Yurie: "Let's try to grab the treasure first. We might not get another chance." *She invokes Hastega on herself, then casts it on Razor and Deloth.* "Now... why don't we all go say hello to the bad people."
Deloth pulls out his spellbook.
Metal Man (GM): The treasure is in the center of the room. About 10 feet away. Surrounded completely by enemies.
Deloth: "If I can Gnusto that mage..."
Metal Man (GM): And plenty of traps in the way.
Razor: "Let my fly in and shred them up... let them come at me if they have to..."
Deloth gets ready to cast Gnusto.
Yurie stops and scans the enemies before they enter.
Dex: "Armored Hammer Brother. A heavily armed menace. Relic of Smithy. HP: 200. STR: 25. DEX: 10. CON: 20. INT: 0. WIS: 10. CHA: 11. Defense: 13. DR: (Infinite) SR: 0. Weapon: Homing Exploding Hammer-- 3d12+ d20+18."
Yurie: "...oh sweet maker..."
Deloth wonders if he can get close enough to Gnusto the mage and get his spells.
Yurie: "Yeah... spells it is... Razor, atomize EVERYTHING in there."
Deloth: "Probably not..." *He puts the katana away and takes out the trusty Fire Rod.* "This should work a little better. Hmmm... Hey, what about a disguise?"
Razor narrows his eyes. "Alright... let's drop those Hammer Brothers before they get a chance to attack us with those hammers! HELLFIRE!!!" He performs the similar actions twice... four black fireballs and two waves of energy at each of the hammer bros... then two waves of energy at one of the mages...
Deloth: "Don't kill the mage completely. I want his magic."
Metal Man (GM): Everything but the second wave hits. Asplode.
Yurie whips her fingers out, then forwards, invoking Interposition before taking a running LEAP towards the offending enemies.
Metal Man (GM): The two remaining Eggrobos fire at Yurie.
Deloth shrugs and races towards the remaining mage, then Shadow Warps behind him and Gnustos him, inscribing his spells in the spellbook.
Metal Man (GM):Deloth is hit by two bolts as he goes to do that.
Deloth pulls off the Gnusto before passing out.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is KO'd before warping... He gets the Gnusto. Then he gets trap-blasted. *SNAP BLAST BREAK BURN BOTTOMLESS PIT.* -1 life. Yurie lands in the treasure.
Deloth points to Razor.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth also gets a spell called Solar flare.
Yurie yays and begins gathering said treasure. ^.^
Metal Man (GM): There are the two Eggrobos left.
Yurie: "Okay Raz, make some more light for me!"
Eggrobo: "Intruders are stealing treasure."
Yurie: "Raz! Obliterate the mage, then let these guys have it!" *She stays down to avoid the DOOM.*
Razor does... exactly what he did last round... with the Hellfire targets being the Robos, and the Partial targets the Mage.
Yurie is ducking to avoid being atomized...
Metal Man (GM): Everything hits. Razor atomizes Eggrobo one.
Yurie: "...sweet jumping jesus..." *She sloooowly looks up, blinking..*
Metal Man (GM): Eggrobo asplode again.
Yurie: "...did all the bad things go boom?" @.@
Metal Man (GM): As does the mage.
Razor: "...see... that's what happens when you go and piss me off..." >.> <.<
Metal Man (GM): Deloth re-appears in the treasure.
Yurie: "Yah... thankfully, Deloth took care of all the traps leading to the door..." *looks at teh l00t... "...I love this job." ^^
Deloth flies over to the treasure.
Metal Man (GM): All that's left is 20,000 coins and 3 maximize cubes, 3 blue rings, and 10 pokeballs.
Razor flies over as well, sheathing his blades and looking through the treasure. "Nice..."
Yurie: "Okay all... divide it equally.
Razor: "Let's just split this evenly..."
Metal Man (GM): There is also a Grand Helmet at the top of the huge pile. The remaining traps in the room turn off.
Deloth: "I'm good with my diamond helmet. One of you take the helmet."
Yurie: "I'm not taking off this Ribbon."
Deloth takes one cube and one blue ring.
Razor: "Okay... 6666 gold apiece, roughly... I'm fine with what I have... if none of use want it... we can just sell it and add to our pool of cash... one Maximize cube apiece... one Ring apiece, and three pokeballs each..."
Yurie collects her 6666 coins, a maximize cube, a Blue Ring, and 3 pokeballs. "...but what about the last one?"
Razor takes his cut of the cash as well... and takes the Grand Helmet... for later giveage or sellage.
Yurie takes the last pokeball.
Deloth takes 3 Pokeballs and the 6666 coins.
Metal Man (GM): There's another door, to the South.
Deloth: "Shall we?"
Yurie also slides on the Blue Ring.
Deloth puts 1 coin down. "There. One apiece." *He takes his coin back.*
Razor is quite happy with his EXP Booster, Feather, and Pegasus boots... pockets the ring... and the spare coin. o.O
Yurie: "I do believe we are fabulously wealthy." ^.^
Deloth: "Woo-hoo. Door to south."
Razor: "Hmm... doesn't quite replace my losses from buying stuff from that holo-fellow... but this will do..."
Deloth points to the door.
Metal Man (GM): There is the other door... and it looks like more treasure in there!
Yurie: "...Razor... fly over and open it... but be careful."
Metal Man (GM): It's a large treasure chest. After that, there are two more floors of riches, enemies, and traps.
Yurie: "Um... Razor... I don't trust that thing..."
Razor blinks a few times and slowly flaps his way over... making sure there are no traps or anything around before CAREFULLY examining the chest...
Metal Man (GM): The chest has no traps on it. It's unlocked.
Razor shrugs and kicks the chest open.
Metal Man (GM): ...Inside is fabulous treasure... With... a VAMPIRE LAYING ON TOP OF IT.
Yurie carefully makes her way over, then eeps.
Razor: "Ahhh! Zombie! It's Woodstock all over again!"
Yurie: (w) "Oh shit... SHHHHH!!!"
???: "...Who dares awakens me from my sleep? I was locked in here after failing my master..."
Razor points towards the heaped exploded corpses outside. "Uhhh... they did it?"
Metal Man (GM): It gets up. It's got red eyes, and a silver cape.
Yurie: "Er... your master? What's your name?" ^^
???: "...Hahahahahaha. You have a bad sense of humor."
Meier Link: "I am the great Meier Link! Destroyer of the Questers... Almost."
Razor: "Isn't there someplace more comfortable to sleep than inside a treasure chest?"
Meier Link: "It is about time that I was free... so I can exact my revenge! I wasn't in there by choice, fool. I was sealed in by those dastardly Hands!"
Yurie: "Ah, okay... well... don't look at us... we're not Questers. We're just treasure hunters." ^^
Metal Man (GM): His voice echoes throughout the building.
Razor: "Damn right... check out all of this nice booty!"
Meier Link: "...I'm rather thirsty..."
Yurie: "If you want... we can help you get revenge on those. hands... then you can go and do whatever."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link advances towards Razor.
Razor shakes his head slowly before taking off. "Nu-uh..."
Meier Link: "You cannot defeat me. I am invincible! You are stuck here..."
Metal Man (GM): He waves his hand, locking all the doors.
Meier Link: "I prefer to have live blood..."
Meier Link: "But if I have to, I WILL kill you!"
Yurie: ^.^0 *She draws her rapier slowly, the blade of the Nightingale glowing with a soft, white HOLY light.*
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link pulls out a rapier...
Meier Link: "Just try to hurt me with that."
Razor: "Well... don't think you're getting a free meal from us, buddy..." *He slides out his blades.*
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link drops his sword and spreads out his arms.
Meier Link: "Swing at me!"
Yurie: "...don't think so..." *goes to flip his sword up and catch it on the tip of her blade.*
Metal Man (GM): The rapier is automatically repelled into a wall.
Meier Link: "Fool... if those two were held together, you'd destroy us all!"
Metal Man (GM): However, it is stuck in a wall. About 5 feet of the sword, at that. And the blade is the end that is sticking out.
Yurie: "Maybe. Of course, now you can't use your sword. Can we discuss this civilly?"
Razor: "Well... that doesn't sound very pleasant..."
Meier Link: "I would die just by waiting for a conclusion to the discussion! I must have blood now... and you are the closest things to life for miles!"
Yurie points her Holy sword at his heart. "Try me, bucko..."
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link moves too fast to be seen. The sword is kicked away from him, and the mere effort involved punts Yurie back 5 feet.
Meier Link: "I shall gladly try your blood... but first... I believe there is another issue... with him." He points at Razor. "You obviously do not hail from this realm. Is the dimensional hole still active? If it is... then you are truly doomed. Hahahahahahaha."
Razor: "What?" He scratches his head.
Yurie: "Ow..." *He slowly gets to her feet and picks up her sword.*
Meier Link: "Now... to deal with yo---"
Metal Man (GM): He is hit in the back of the head with a flying brick of gold.
Meier Link: "Who did that?"
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link hisses and YANKS his sword out of the wall. A hologram appears. It's... that ghost?
Denon: "You are required to serve me, Quester Hunter. They are already doomed."
Meier Link: "I serve No One." He swings at Denon... actually slicing him in the shoulder.
Denon: "You dare strike your master?" He speaks in some godawful tone.
Meier Link: "...What... you're alive?"
Metal Man (GM): He bows...
Yurie carefully tugs Razor out of the way...
Meier Link: "What are you doing in such an inferior form?"
Denon: "This is not the time, or place. I shall deal with them myself... later."
Razor is tugged... out of the air.
Denon: "Let this be a warning to you Questers... if you continue to steal and destroy my robots... the QUESTER HUNTERS will destroy you."
Metal Man (GM): He and Meier disappear through a dark portal. ...With the treasure.
Razor: "...but... but... the booty!"
Yurie: "FORGET THE BOOTY."
Metal Man (GM): Razor is hit in the head with a Gold Brick.
Metal Man (GM): He would hear a far-off chuckling. The Gold brick is worth 1000 coins. Being hit in the head with it? Priceless.
Yurie: "Razor... we're about hip-deep in caca right now..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would probably feel a deep shudder and have flashbacks of Meier Link, wherever he is.
Razor snatches brick anyways... splits coinage with Yur. "...well... umm..."
Yurie: "Let's just get out of here and find the master Disk. *She opens the door out."
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is up some stairs behind a door to the East.
Razor: "I'd say... yeah... let's just find that Disk... ...you think we should go?"
Yurie: "Hmmm... I think that'd be a good idea..."
Razor: "...alright then... lead the way."
Metal Man (GM): The group gets up the stairs... and discover a large machine. It's got a large bin, and then a conveyor belt and electrodes leading to another bin.
Yurie: "...another big machine. Why is it there's always big, mysterious machines in these places..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear some sort of electromagnetic noise from the machine. Aribar is suddenly flung out of a blue portal onto the floor.
Razor: >.> "Uhh... hi Aribar..."
Metal Man (GM): Then... it projects some sort of old-timey film on the wall.
Film: "The Revive Machine and You. This here machine was made by great scientists of the Past to revive dead people."
Razor: "...well... that explains what HE was doing here... maybe?"
Yurie: "...no wonder we have the ability to cheat death..."
Film: "Put the remains of something in one bin, and the person is revived as the condition they were right before they died... in the other bin."
Metal Man (GM): Then it shows a film of somebody dumping a bunch of water with ashes in one end... Meier Link appearing, Dazed... on the other.
Film: "This machine has infinite applications. This film has been made for further archival purchases."
Razor: "...so... what should we do with it?"
Film: "Copyright by Quester Hunter Productions. Date: CONFIDENTIAL."
Metal Man (GM): It cuts out.
Yurie: "Lets just not mess with it..."
Metal Man (GM): The machine is currently activated, waiting for material.
Razor: "Yeah... it might be better that way... though we should make a note of it... we may want to destroy it later so they can't use it anymore."
Yurie: "Yeah..." *looks for an exit.*
Metal Man (GM): There are several ways to go ahead.
Yurie: "I think we're on the second floor now."
Razor: "So, which way, cap'n?" He chuckles lightly.
Metal Man (GM): There's one door up ahead that leads to a larger hallway. And inside that hallway is the outlines of two enemies.
Metal Man (GM): The only other way is back. The many other ways happen to be inside that hallway.
Yurie: "Great... you ready for little two-on-two action Razor?"
Razor grins and cracks his knuckles. "Shouldn't be a problem for us, eh?"
Yurie: "Right..." *draws her sword, then casts Hastega on both herself and Razor...
Razor slides out his blades and twirls them rapidly a few times.
Yurie: "Alright... here goes..." *He heads in..*
Metal Man (GM): Two Eggrobos are there.
Eggrobo: "High-level threat identified."
Eggrobo2: "High-level threat identified."
Razor walks in only an inch behind her... and to her right. "Ah geez... not more of THESE bozos..."
Yurie: "Yup, more of these bozos..."
Metal Man (GM): They automatically raise their dual pistols.
Yurie: "Alright then... you know the drill..."
Yurie: "Disarm them... then let 'em have it..."
Razor crouches down before rushing in, blurred with speed. He rapidly begins to strike at the hands of the Eggrobos... going straight to disarm first one, then the other...
Metal Man (GM): Even good luck can't save them. The pistols fly outta their hands.
Eggrobo: "Oh no. We are disarmed."
Eggrobo2: "We are doomed."
Razor then rolls to the side and scoops up the pistols, chucking two of them to Yurie.
Eggrobo: "Initiative Program B."
Eggrobo: "Ready for beta sega Egga 25."
Metal Man (GM): They continue this gibberish.
Yurie catches one of the pistols, then carefully takes aim... and tries to plink one of the egg-robos in its vital bits.
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. It doesn't even move.
Eggrobos: "Program complete."
Metal Man (GM): They start shooting dangerous amounts of static electricity.
Yurie: "...since when did they get THIS?!"
Metal Man (GM): A hologram appears over them.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Since I, Bob, The Lord of Electric Death, Arrived! Hahahahahahaha!"
Razor: "...oh... oh dear lord no... not him!"
Yurie: "...okay, now this is just plain STUPID!!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "You can thank that machine over there..."
Yurie: "We killed him already. What is this, bring-back-dead-villains day!? ..."
Razor: "...apparently it is..."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Well, actually, there is a complex metaphysical balance. I cannot exist for more than 1 day. Now then... time for my new invention... EXPLODABOLT!"
Metal Man (GM): The robots fire a HUGE lightning bolt at both Yurie and Razor.
Yurie: "GAH!" *avoid!*
Razor: o.O *Whoosh.*
Metal Man (GM): Both Questers avoid, barely. The explosion destroys the machine.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"
Yurie: "...let's just delete this guy and get it over with and this time, let's hope he STAYS deleted..."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "The machine... it's broken! What have I done?"
Razor: "Goodbye, Bob. Time for deletion! HELLFIRE BARRAGE!" His pistols charge up with black fire before unleashing explodey DEATH upon the two Eggrobos...
Yurie makes sure to drop her gun...
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Calculation Vectors are down! AAAAAAGH!"
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...Energy overload..."
Yurie: "It's nice working with a living Weapon of Mass Destruction." ^^
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...That's it! I've got it..."
Metal Man (GM): That Eggrobo that was injured explodes.
Razor: "Well... I suppose that the folks kind enough to make me can consider me a success... that is, if they weren't all dead..."
Yurie grrrs, picking up her gun and opening FIRE on the other robo.
Metal Man (GM): All but that horrible miss hit.
Metal Man (GM): The nearly-dead robot falls over, stunned.
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "Okay... how about I tell you something important... while I won't exist for long... The Quester Hunters... are going to take over the world!"
Yurie: "Alright, talk..."
Yurie: "...oh piss off..."
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "No... really... they have this plan... You must destroy *bzzzzzz.* their... leaders... The disk is upstairs... but... beware! It is guarded... by a... horrible... train station!"
Bob, Lord of Electric Death: "...General. Protection error. Shutdown." The robot shuts down and explodes.
Yurie: "...did that make any sense to you?"
Metal Man (GM): There's many doors to choose from now. Wait... no. One. Straight ahead.
Yurie looks around at the doors...
Metal Man (GM): And another one. There are two, to the West. Upper and Lower.
Yurie: "...let's try the lower one first..."
Metal Man (GM): The door is unlocked, and sliding.
Yurie walks over, slides it open slightly, and peeks in.
Razor peeks in over Yurie's shoulder...
Metal Man (GM): There are two more doors inside. Upper or lower West.
Yurie: "...okay, now this is irritating..."
Razor: "...I agree... Let's go... up this time?"
Yurie sighs, stepping inside, and choosing... upper this time.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door to the North here... and treasure.
Metal Man (GM): 5,000 coins laying in a pile.
Yurie steps inside... then, carefully makes her way over to the treasure.
Metal Man (GM): The floor creaks a bit, but nothing surprising happens.
Razor: "This excursion has been quite lucrative, at the very least. Save the world and all, yeah... nothing wrong with lining one's own pockets along the way..."
Razor: "Plus... it helps the cause!"
Yurie holds her sword out and carefully pokes among the gold coins.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens. They're not trapped.
Razor shrugs. "Looks fine to me..." Gives the pile one last definitive STAB... just to make sure nothing's alive under there...
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Just a pile of gold.
Yurie: "...split in half."
Razor: "..." He pockets 2500 of the coins... very stealthily. Nobody will ever know... >.> <.<
Metal Man (GM): Razor takes it out easily.
Yurie takes the rest, humming.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door to the north.
Razor just broke 10,000 again. ^^
Yurie tries the way they came... then she peeks in the other door.
Razor follows... she's the leader. ^^
Metal Man (GM): 4 enemies surrounded by traps!
Yurie shuts the door. "Not that way." -.- She heads back again, heading to the hall.
Razor: "...gotcha... not that way... how about that other door..." *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): There is the Northwest door.
Yurie takes said door.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a rather interesting floor. There's a yellow brick path heading straight to the exit.
Razor steps in and blinks. "...what... the crap..."
Metal Man (GM): And a red one that twists and spins about the room, heading to the door.
Metal Man (GM): They both meet at doors.
Metal Man (GM): And the only way ahead is straight.
Yurie: "...which way?" ...Red one..."
Razor: "...I could just fly, and thus avoid all complications..."
Razor: "Then again... that still leaves you back here..."
Yurie: "You could always carry me... And unlike you, I'm not in armor."
Razor chuckles. "I guess I could just do that..." He sheathes his blades and holds a hand out to her.
Yurie takes said hand and hops into his arms. "How very romantic and everything..."
Razor smiles and laughs before flapping his wings and taking to the air. He just... avoids flying over any one path.
Metal Man (GM): *BEEPBEEPBEEP* Razor manages to fly over... but his path is followed by spears coming out of the ground and stabbing the roof.
Yurie: "Sheesh..." o.o
Razor: o.O *flapflapflapflapgliiiiiiide.*
Metal Man (GM): He gets to the other door, which slides open.
Yurie leaps out of Razor's arms, pulling him inside.
Razor drops down to the ground in front of the door... and gets yanked inside.
Metal Man (GM): From this empty room, there is North or South doors.
Yurie: "Ugh... whoever designed this place was a nutcase..."
Razor: "...I'm reminded WAY too much of E Li Three..."
Yurie: "...which way this time?" *She looks at both doors...*
Razor: "Hmmm..." He glances back and forth. "I know!" He pulls out one of his coins. "Heads is North, Tails is South..." He then flips said coin...
Yurie: "...South it is..." *walks over to the south door and peeks through.
Razor scoops up the coin and follows behind her.
Metal Man (GM): That was the room where the two got the treasure earlier.
Yurie: "...been there..." *He walks over to the north door and opens it.*
Metal Man (GM): This room is a large room, full of electronics. The other rooms were just empty concrete rooms with fluorescent lights. There's a whole lot of robots and things in here.
Yurie: "...now we're getting somewhere..." *walks inside.*
Razor creeps inside slowly as well.
Metal Man (GM): The room has a computer monitor on it. It says E LI THREE on it. ...Looking closer, it's one of three tabs. There's also METAL SONIC and SMITHY.
Yurie: "...this is like an express train of things designed to hurt our brains..."
Razor: "...and probably our bones too... and various other things..." *He is obviously not paying attention...*
Metal Man (GM): The screen full of data on those three guys and their stuff absorbs all of Razor's attention. Yurie hears something liquid moving around on the floor...
Metal Man (GM): It's behind a desk.
Yurie: "Razor... we have company..." *He draws her sword, slowly walking over towards the desk...*
Metal Man (GM): There's a silver puddle.
Razor turns around slowly and watches.
Yurie: "...a silver puddle..."
Razor: "...I wouldn't touch it if I were you..."
Yurie: "..." *She draws her Dex and scans it...*
Dex: "Class 5 Liquid State Robot. Unknown/Unknown."
Dex: "It can form into anything. It's native form is that of a badly done Metal Sonic replica... and it, along with all of these other things, was made by Denon. Obviously he wants to annoy you."
Metal Man (GM): It does, indeed begin forming... but there is also hear something clanking. ...This room is completely full of robots! 6 of them.
Razor: "Oh... balls..."
Metal Man (GM): Or... more like 4 of them and 2 blobs, including that one the two Questers just looked at. There's one floating blob. It's a different color.
Yurie: "...oh dear..." *She sighs, then scans the new, floating blob.*
Dex: "...DING! Anti-Quester. This freakish thing has no stats. When hit, it learns that attack and a part of that person's stats, then constantly attacks with that until it gains more knowledge.
Yurie: "...Razor... don't hit the floating thing."
Razor: "...don't worry... I won't..."
Metal Man (GM): The 'Anti-Quester' blob is hovering by the head of the Eggrobo.
Yurie: "...ugh... this is starting to aggravate me..."
Razor then attempts to simply BURNINATE one of the Armored Hammer Brothers with One Hellfire Two Hellfire... and sends the final partial attack at one of the Replicas...
Metal Man (GM): All of them hit. The first one is asplode. *NUKE* Full damage. Everything but Two Armored Hammer Brothers. The Anti-Quester is still in the way of the Eggrobo.
Yurie: "Let's... clean up the rest of these bozos..."
Razor: "I hear that..."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Panzer has been sleeping peacefully in this abandoned building for a long while... however... something has been blowing up stuff in the next room. Her rifle is at her side, and so is all of her equipment. There's a nice thin wall in the way of where the explosions are coming from.
Panzer opens an eye lazily. She sits up, scratching her head and standing. She slings her rifle to her back and gathers up her stuff, dusting the 'eye' on her helmet. She walks over and kicks it down. "What the fuck is this racket..."
Yurie: "Oh great, not -another- one!"
Razor blinks a few times. "Uh... huh..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would see Yurie and Razor fighting off robots.
Panzer grumbles. "You woke me up you two. What's your issue with robots..." She look annoyed.
Metal Man (GM): There are 4 robots. Two weird Metal Sonic clones, a weird amorphous blob, and an Egg robo.
Editor's Note: Guess they have to destroy 'em twice! *Facedesk*
Yurie: "It's just THESE..." *points at the other robos.* "Are trying to kill us! ...wait... you... look familiar..."
Metal Man (GM): The blob is off to the side.
Dex: "Metal Sonic. Class 5 Liquid State Robot, and Extremely dangerous. HP: 110. STR: 13. DEX: 12. CON: 0. INT: 10. WIS: 11. CHA: 0. 3 Actions. Locomotion: Inductor, Thruster. Manipulator: Claws 2d4+2. Sensors: Nerve Web +4 to Demolitions, Disable Device, Forgery, Listen, Repair, Search, Spot. +3 Initiative. Secondary Weapons. Laser Cannon 3d10+1 Ignores DR Energy Beam. Flame Breath 3d6."
Razor moves in, setting his Dodge bonus to the Eggrobo before moving nice and close to the Metal Sonic clones. "Time to fry! Hellfire!" He flips his Lavis Blades about, and they gather black fire before he unleashes a massive series of flaming attacks upon the clones. A Hellfire to each of them, and one final partial attack to one of them.
Metal Man (GM): Ouch. Well, none of them can dodge that. I'll just say Razpr vaporized that first one... And the second one. *KABOOOOOM.* Razor blows them skyhigh... leaving that durn Eggrobo. The only target left is an Eggrobo.
Yurie sighs, then crouches and dashes at the Eggrobo, her sword letting lose a loud SHREEK as it leaps from its sheath. A string of furious, rapid blows later, she reels back and THRUSTS into the eggrobo's chassis, SMASHING the thing.
Metal Man (GM): That last one misses... as does two others... but the two crits hit. Lotsa damage, I guess. But is it enough to kill that... Hmmm... those bounce off the armor... not much damage.
Panzer looks pathetically towards Yurie. She scoffed under her breath and unshouldered her rifle and lined up the sights and took three, simple shots. Her aim wasn't good, she was still groggy. "Me? Familiar? Specify."
Metal Man (GM): One good hit from Panzer. All the armor falls off of the Eggrobo in a nice pile. Then it collapses into a bunch of plates and wires.
Metal Man (GM): The stairs to the next level are just ahead.
Panzer: "Hold on a second. What in... H...The crap is going on." *BZT* "Re-writing language directives."
Yurie: "...first off... who -are- you? You look... eep!" *He steps back, her rapier pointed at the robot.* "...like one of the Fallen Questers..."
Razor glances between the two. "Am I missing something?"
Panzer grimaces. "Fallen? I just went off... Wolf really put my name down didn't he? No matter. I've been on Elysium. I woke up here. It's been a while."
Yurie: "Razor... remember? The knuckleheads who came after us on the Satellite?"
Dex: "...This is a confirmed original Quester..."
Panzer: "It's one of those annoying things..."
Yurie: "...say what? Original Quester... hold up, the Panzer we fought was a COPY??"
Dex: "Correction: You didn't even fight one... at least records don't show such."
Panzer growls. The eye on her helmet glowed as her anger rose. "Do shut it up."
Yurie: "..." *flips it closed.* "So... you're an old Quester... COOL! We need some reinforcements after Deloth vanished..."
Panzer: "...Don't you have all the others?"
Razor: "...I agree... we could use all the help we could get... we're pretty scattered right now."
Yurie: "Not with us... what he said." -.-
Panzer: "I see. What happened? Stuff got blown up or something."
Yurie: "Metal, Gujin and Aribar are MIA, Deloth vanished down some pit, and Locos went nuts and started his own army..."
Razor: "...and who knows where the hell Gibby and Garrick have been..."
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile, Aribar and Gujin are watching TV at HQ.*
Panzer: "Nothing I wouldn't expect. What's going on with Wolf?"
Panzer: "Wolf. Wolfman."
Yurie blinks, looking at Razor.
Razor: "May I reiterate... who? Oh! Him... Metal's mentioned him before..."
Dex: "...He went Maverick."
Panzer: "You can't be serious. Wolf's way too caring and stuff to go Maverick."
Yurie: "Anyway... think you can help us? We're about a staircase away from this place's master disk..."
Dex: "...Perhaps... you should ask Metal... he's upstairs..."
Razor: "Right... and we're getting paid pretty well for it."
Panzer: "What's a Master Disk? And do put that sword away."
Yurie shrugs, sheathing her rapier.
Razor twirls his large blades skillfully and slides them into his sheathes.
Panzer: "And who are you guys, anyway. You seem to know me rather well."
Yurie: "The complete records of this tower... this is some futuristic city... Denon and Meier Link are running the Quester Hunters. "I'm Yurie, this is Razor. We're Questers as well..."
Razor nods and his typist realizes he must now describe the character...
Yurie puffs a little bit of hair out of her eye-patch...
Panzer: "I see. Unit Callname: Panzer. Current assignment: Observation and stasis. I can accompany you."
Metal Man walks down the stairs, looking a little dazed. He's wearing a whole lot of metal plates on top of his already metal appearance... he's got a Eggrobo head stuck on his right fist.
Yurie: "You'll need to do a bit more than observation and st- METAL!"
Metal Man: "...Woah... I musta hit my head while taking that shortcut... do I see Panzer?"
Razor is a tall, slender man with fair skin and brown hair down just past his shoulders. His hazel eyes have an odd glint to them. His armor consists of black Kevlar padded pants and green body armor which seems to be melded to his very body. He's got a cool green beret on top of his head, Pegasus boots, a feather tucked into his belt, and the Lavis Blades sheathed at his sides. He turns to look at Metal. "What took ya?"
Panzer: "That I am. Haven't heard from you."
Metal Man: "...I was lookin' for that disk... upstairs... there's nothing! Drawers and drawers of paper... Well... I thought you disappeared..."
Panzer: "Went to Elysium."
Metal Man: "...Uhuh..." *He rips the Eggrobo head off of his arm.*
Panzer: "Don't start with me. I just woke up."
Metal Man: "Well... There's some screens up there... and they don't look good... I saw an entire army march on Locos's base..."
Yurie: "...well... lets take a look..."
Metal Man: "And they're heading for HQ..."
Yurie: "...say -what-?"
Metal Man: "All of them. Quester Hunters. ...Actually... the soldiers are called 'Quest Hunters.'"
Yurie: "...how many..."
Metal Man: "They're robotic copies of those 1000 evil people that escaped... and they total in the millions..."
Panzer: "Interesting. How many nuclear warheads are in your possession?"
Metal Man: "Locos held them off with some weird lasers and robots, but we don't have any of that..."
Yurie: "...how long will HQ hold up?"
Metal Man: "...HQ has a defense system good enough to last 7 days... then it's toast."
Yurie: "I mean, with Mewtwo and everything..."
Razor: "...seven days?"
Metal Man: "The only way to defeat them is that tank that leads everything. We need to go into that and destroy the controls for the robots..."
Yurie: "...lets get upstairs, maybe there's something up there that can help..."
Metal Man: "Though it's filled with evil..."
Razor: "...Metal... we've been in more places filled with evil than I can count..."
Metal Man goes up the stairs. "Shadow Link, Meier Link, Bowser, Denon, Ruvyn, SA-X2... there's some more I couldn't identify... It can fly too..."
Yurie: "...the real Quester Hunters..."
Panzer remained silent. She started to walk away.
Yurie: "...where are you going?"
Metal Man: "...Hey! We need your help."
Panzer looks back. "Your talking is annoying."
Yurie: "Then lets get to the records... *He heads upstairs."
Metal Man: "Basically... it's gonna be a few of us in MTAs vs. millions of robotized killing machines..."
Panzer grumbles and waits on them.
Yurie: "What we need is to get the Stadium away from the army..."
Metal Man (GM): Upstairs is a few screens showing the army marching towards the stadium.
Panzer: "Or make a big enough distraction."
Metal Man (GM): There's a whole lot of boxes. Empty.
Razor heads on up and looks around at the screens. "Hrm..."
Metal Man: "Oh yeah, I took the pain to rig up a warp home from here."
Yurie: "What about the Master Disk?"
Razor: "...that's a good question."
Metal Man: "I already sent Deloth back... he broke his leg from that fall."
Panzer sits downstairs and toys with her hair.
Metal Man: "Let's see... Let's search inside this computer."
Yurie: "Right..." *She looks around... then begins searching.*
Metal Man (GM): Razor discovers it and yanks it... and Yurie also gets it a split second before him. Either way, the group has a nice, large, red disc.
Yurie: "Hello hello..."
Metal Man: "Good... we'll send that to him right now." *He pulls out a modified Dex.*
Yurie: "What's on this thing again..."
Metal Man: "I made the warp-a-DEX to deal with situations like this."
Razor: "Good good... will it warp us our cash?"
Metal Man: "Yeah... just gimme the disk."
Yurie nods, handing it over.
Metal Man presses a blue button. It's warped, and everyone gets 3500 coins... even Panzer.
Panzer is asleep again.
Yurie: "..." *She reaches over and POKES Panzer.*
Metal Man: "...Now... to warp back to HQ..." *Presses a red button.*
Metal Man (GM): *FLASH* *WHOOSH.*
Razor: "Uh... huh?"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone appears in HQ... with their hair standing on end.
Panzer opens an eye and glares. "Stasis... Disrupted. Countermeasure. Countermeasure." She leapt to her feet and glared to Yurie, eyes dilating.
Deloth looks up from the couch he was lying on and smiles.
Yurie blinks, looking around... course, her hair always pretty much stands on end.
Yurie: "Hey Deloth... you're looking better..."
Deloth: "Yeah, I am."
Metal Man (GM): *Gujin is watching ESPN3.*
Deloth: "But something weird happened while you were gone."
Deloth: "Er, my eyes started to change color."
Yurie: "...weird stuff happens all the time... Gentlemen! May I have your attention!"
Metal Man: "...I'll get everything prepared for our attack on that tank..."
Deloth: "In fact, a lot of odd stuff happened to me. My hands started to stick to stuff, I could see in the dark, that kind of thing."
Panzer wanders around, but listens.
Yurie: "I don't want to alarm anyone, but there's a very large army of robots heading towards us..."
Deloth: "Oh, dear."
Yurie: "We also have found one of the original Questers. Say hello to Panzer!"
Panzer looks over, removing her helmet. "'Lo."
Deloth: "I hope this leg heals in time for me to help."
Razor stretches, cracks his knuckles, flaps his wings (Oh yeah... did I forget the mention the two white feathery wings on his back) in the air a few times, and slowly wanders off... towards the cafeteria... to get a drink.
Yurie walks off as well...
Gujin is currently exploring the stadium, having not been able to get a good look around when he first came.
Razor sits down in said cafeteria with a large glass of apple cider in his hands, which he slowly drinks as he kicks his feet up onto the table.
Panzer looks to the one on the couch. "Where is everyone?"
Yurie walks into the cafeteria as well, looking at Razor, then ordering a glass of cranberry juice... "...Razor..."
Razor smiles to Yurie as he swallows a gulp. "Yes, Yurie?"
Yurie: "I was just wondering... if there was any way to improve myself..."
Razor: "Hmm? How's that? I mean... how exactly do you want to get better?"
Yurie: "I mean come on... you're a walking weapon of destruction, Ari can blast things to peices, Metal's got that doomsday weapon of his..."
Deloth starts playing on a Game Boy as he lies on the couch.
Razor: "Oh..." He shakes his head slowly. "We've all got our own ways, our own styles. For one, we'd be lost without you. When it comes right down to it, you're the head of this team. Yeah... Metal's the leader... but you've got it all. You're still good in a fight, you lead the way, take charge. We're the orchestra... you're the director. We make the noise... you guide us with precision... and, you can make some noise to boot." He glances towards her sword, and towards the Magic Punch. "If you want to be stronger... then I suppose we've got to start from the bottom. There's nothing wrong with your fighting style... your weapon is certainly excellent as well..."
Yurie giggles softly. "So... what then... Get implants, like you did?"
Razor: "Hmmm... have you considered putting something inside that little device of yours?" He detaches the Magic Blast from one of his blades and shows her the two cubes he put in in... Ultima and Element... easily identifiable. "This helped me a little... that's really the only way I can see to improve your equipment. All that's really left after that would be a special move or two... or perhaps talk to that guy down there. They've got cybernetics..." He points to his eyes. "Look close..." If she did, she'd see faint traces of metal in his hazel irises.
Yurie: "...I don't do cybernetics."
Razor: "Every little bit helps... though... I can see your preference there. I was... basically already integrated, so it was no big jump for me." He sighs and rubs his chin. "...anyways... yeah... a quick visit to the cube shop will help your weapon dish out a bit more damage... but believe me... there's nobody I'd rather have fighting by my side out there."
Yurie: "...thanks... that means a lot."
Deloth puts on a glove and rips the Game Boy off his other hand. "What is with this stickiness?"
Yurie: "I think I'll do a bit of shopping..."
Deloth takes the glove off and tosses it on a little table beside him.
Yurie stands, draining her glass and walking off...
Razor: "You deserve it... it's the truth." *He drinks a bit more of his glass. No he didn't... bastard...*
Aribar yawns and walks out of the holorooms... He has been in there for days working on some project. The elf heads to the shop just now remembering the 5000 coins he has in his pocket. Trudging towards the shops he gets out some money to buy some candy... Of the Rare quality! As well as a Health Up.
Deloth: "Hi, Ari."
Aribar: "Huh? Oh... Hello flying pink elephant..." *He eats down the candy and Health up before heading to the cafeteria for a cup of coffee.*
Yurie hums, looking at the selection of cubes, then at her Magic Punch... "...I need an Element Cube and... Sonic." *She pays and takes said cubes: a clear cube with an iridescent center, and a light blue cube with purple 'sound waves' in the center...*