Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 89: The Million-Door Madhouse
Date: September 19th, 20th, 24th 2004.
Trivia: This immense monster of a log contains multiple one-hit-wonder appearances, one of the few of Yurie's missions that ended, and one of the few missions which overlapped with another one chronologically. If ye have not the fortitude to read all of it, I suggest you scroll past the segment involving millions of spinning rooms, and then again past the endless gambling portions. And then again to the end of the boss battle after about mid-way in said battle.
Trivia 2: Yeah. Yurie's stuff is rather... long... @_@
Aribar is sitting in the R&R with a -HUGE- book on his lap... He's apparently reading it...
Deloth walks over to Ari, drinking his tea. "Whatcha reading?"
Aribar reads the last bit of a paragraph and looks up at Deloth. "My spellbook..."
Deloth: "...Nice assortment."
Aribar: "Although we mages have great magical powers all memory of the spell is lost once we cast it. So if I don't study my spellbook daily I'd be a useless member of the team."
Deloth: "I see."
Aribar: "Of course... Highly trained mages sometimes can permanently memorize a few of their spells... But that comes with many years of training, though."
Panzer is just wanderin' around.
Deloth walks off and leaves Ari to his studies.
Yurie (GM): Panzer would feel a gentle touch on her mind... right before something just... appears behind her.
Mewtwo: "I'm surprised to see you back here, Panzer..."
Panzer turns and looks behind her. "Yes. Blame your Questers, they woke me up."
Mewtwo: "You don't sound to pleased to be awake..."
Panzer: "In a way, I am. I got to come back and see what you're up to."
Mewtwo: "How was Elysium, hmmm?"
Panzer: "It was... Enlightening and an excellent place to unwind."
Aribar hrms and finishes studying his spellbook. He decides to head to the shops to get 100 coins worth of materials to summon a familiar.
Mewtwo: "Don't try fooling me... it was boring."
Panzer shakes her head. "No. I learned a crapload of stuff!"
Aribar walks out of the shop and puts the materials in his room. Tomorrow he will summon the familiar when he won't be interrupted. He then heads back to the R&R wondering weather to summon a kiikii or a Hawk...
Deloth is practicing his new Elasticity.
Aribar heads to the Big Room to see if there are any missions or something going on.
Yurie (GM): Mewtwo is hovering right in front of the screen, looking very wise and intelligent as he floats there... He then turns back to Aribar and the other Questers, still floating.
Aribar: "'allo, Mewmix."
Digifanatic: "Good evening Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Greetings Questers... I assume you're here for a mission briefing... or you're just playing with yourself..." *looks at Deloth.*
Panzer sits away from the rest, this was still rather foreign to her.
Deloth: "Heh..." *stops stretching.*
Digifanatic backs away from character.
Aribar blinks and Deloth... And then scoots his seat away from the Fantastic Deloth.
Razor stands at the door.
Mewtwo: "Ahem... with the approaching army en route, we've been scrambling to find some resources to help us with our defenses. We've managed to uncover an odd set of ruins near the Lost City that are of great interest to us. However, none of our scanning equipment can penetrate it."
Deloth: "And you want us to go in and investigate."
Panzer: "Wait. What's the Lost City?"
Aribar: "Hrm... I like lost cities... Neat artifacts in them! Sure! I'll go."
Deloth: "I'm in."
Mewtwo: "The Lost City was where the other Questers found you. Now, I've managed to get a lock onto an ancient beacon located inside the ruins. However, that's all I can do for the moment."
Deloth: "Warp Room?"
Panzer: "...Alright... You actually think I want to go back? You're kidding."
Mewtwo: "Yes. On your way..."
Deloth stands up and walks towards the Warp Room.
Panzer stands and grumbles, hauling herself off irritably.
Razor turns from the doorway and heads towards the Warp Room.
Yurie (GM): *PEWF!*
Aribar heads towards the Warp Room. He adjusts his mantle and makes sure both of his swords are sheathed on his side. The elf then turns to Deloth. "Well... I hope whatever happened to you doesn't infect me... I dun want another arm..."
Yurie (GM): The lot of Questers vanish... and reappear... in mid air in the middle of a very long, downwards-going tunnel... going down, anyone?
Deloth opens his wings to slow his fall a bit. "WHOOHOO!"
Aribar blinks... And curses his inability to fly. "Aaaah! I gotta remember to memorize Feather Fall!!"
Razor blinks a few times as he starts to fall. "Uhoh..." He darts about to try to grab a hold of the two nearest allies before braking himself.
Panzer sighs as she falls. She merely crosses her arms. "It's all coming back to me now."
Yurie (GM): The lot of Questers float/fall downwards... and then slowly begin to feather fall downwards until they land in a dark chamber...
Aribar: "Hrm... I can fix this..."
Panzer gathers herself up to stand. She wanders about, seeing just fine.
Deloth uses his Darksight.
Razor looks about, likewise apparently unaffected by the darkness... in fact, he can see perfectly.
Aribar: "Ssussun!" *He raises his Mage Masher into the air and it gives a faint glow in a twenty foot radius.*
Yurie (GM): Instantly, the chamber lights up. This is a large, circular room. The ceiling and floor are perfectly smooth, and painted in one of those funny, hypnotizing swirls in black and white. the walls are also smooth, with random black streaks of paint lining the walls. There's a large red door on one wall. And the Questers are standing on a red, carpeted circle... a little sign pops up before them...
Deloth blinks a bit and his eyes flash a few different colors. "Hmm..." He walks forward and looks at the sign.
Aribar: "Uuum... This is different..."
Panzer closes her eyes, systems thrown off by the patterns.
Yurie (GM): It reads, in bold black letters, 'DO NOT MOVE.'
Aribar: "... . Should we move?"
Panzer: "..." She moves.
Yurie (GM): The sign promptly vanishes... then the Questers hear a vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRM as the entire room, except the carpeted spot, begins to spin... and spin... and SPIN!!
Deloth closes his eyes.
Deloth: "Why did you move?!"
Panzer sits down and enjoys the ride. "Whee!"
Yurie (GM): It spins for about 2-3 minutes... then promptly stops with a loud CHACK...
Deloth opens his eyes and staggers a bit.
Aribar: "Oooh... I think I may be sick..."
Yurie (GM): ...the door is now off to the Questers' left.
Deloth: "So dizzy..."
Panzer: "...?" She goes towards it.
Deloth shakes his head a bit and heads towards the door.
Yurie (GM): It's a big red door with a big gold knob... like something out of a cartoon.
Panzer pulls on it if the room doesn't go crazy again.
Yurie (GM): It opens into a long hallway. The hallway is painted in monochrome black and white stripes. It goes ahead... then turns right at a 90 degree angle.
Deloth: "Be careful with that!"
Panzer walks forward. "It's just illusions."
Aribar: "Hrm..." *He begins to follow Panzer.*
Deloth raises an eyebrow and his eyecolor changes to green. "Odd decoration tastes." He walks down the hallway.
Yurie (GM): The Questers soon reach the turn... oddly enough, one of the black stripes opens, revealing a red button marked 'Push.'
Panzer pushes it.
Yurie (GM): *boop!*
Deloth: "You really need to think things through, Panzer."
Aribar: "What are you doing? What if--!"
Panzer: "...Nothing else around here to do now is there?"
Yurie (GM): Everyone except Deloth manages to hop backwards as the floor leading down the next hallway promptly tilts... and begins sliding Deloth down towards an open door...
Deloth slaps a hand against the floor and starts Wall crawling back up.
Panzer wanders off?
Yurie (GM): ... Oddly, there's only that door at the end of the hallway... the other ones seem to have... vanished?
Panzer opens it and walks through.
Deloth releases his hand and starts sliding towards the door.
Aribar: "Gah! Panzer, try and be more careful in the future... Should we follow?"
Deloth: "Man, whatta crazy place."
Yurie (GM): Deloth slides... right into another cylindrical room... this one has red swirls and a red door...
Panzer follows the action.
Deloth: "Oh, good grief."
Razor continues to follow...
Deloth sticks a wing out and touches the door.
Yurie (GM): There's also another carpeted spot... and another sign. The door doesn't budge.
Deloth pulls his wing back.
Aribar follows the others and hopes it doesn't kill him.
Deloth: "Another sign." *He reads it.*
Panzer reads it.
Yurie (GM): It reads 'STAND ON THE CARPET.'
Panzer pokes the carpet with her boot.
Yurie (GM): And I bet you can guess what happens next... the roon begins to SPIN!!!
Deloth closes his eyes again.
Panzer stands on the non carpeted area. "WHEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!"
Deloth: "Uhhhhnnn... This is worse than a roller coaster."
Yurie (GM): About a minute later... CLICK! The room stops... the door now facing off to the right...
Deloth staggers around and falls into the door.
Aribar: "Mommy... "
Yurie (GM): The door opens up, revealing...
Deloth: "Uhhhh..." *He staggers back.* "Okay, not dizzy anymore..."
Yurie (GM): ...Garrick, hovering in mid air... with a little keyboard set right in front of a little platform.
Panzer: "Touch it!"
Deloth: "Uh, hello."
Panzer runs towards it...
Garrick: "Whoa whoa whoa, easy there..."
Aribar: "'allo..." *Staggers towards Garrick...*
Yurie (GM): Garrick apparently can't move... due to the large, black gravity restraints on his arms, legs and around his waist. Another sign floats down.
Panzer turns and glares at him. "Must... Touch..." She reaches for it.
Deloth resists the urge to throw up and looks at the sign. He slaps Panzer on the wrist.
Garrick: "...li... little help..."
Sign: "Welcome to LIVE ACTION HANGMAN!"
Aribar: "... Eep!"
Deloth: "...Oh *bleep*"
Sign: "Guess the word correctly, and you win! Guess too many wrong times, and you LOSE!"
Yurie: a wheel-of-fortune style display pops up in front of Garrick.
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
Panzer stretches and sits back against the wall. "Might as well get comfy."
Sign: "Proper Noun. Choose First Letter!"
Garrick: "...I would implore you to NOT guess wrong..."
Deloth: "Panzer, you got us INTO this mess! Um... E?"
Yurie (GM): E _ _ _ _ _ E E.
Panzer: "I was merely getting us here faster. Hours would have passed by now if you'd have been in charge!"
Aribar: "Oh! Oh!"
Deloth: "You shut up!"
Aribar: "I know!"
Razor: "...I knew this place looked familiar... I knew it I knew it I KNEW IT!"
Garrick: "ALL OF YOU SHUT UP AND ANSWER THE DAMN PUZZLE!!"
Yurie (GM): *Next Letter/Guess.*
Yurie (GM): E L _ _ _ _ E E.
Yurie (GM): *BZZZZT!*
Razor: "E Li Three."
Razor: "...next thing you know we're going to get attacked by a bunch of dancing bananas or something... lord almighty..."
Yurie (GM): The restraints glow brightly... *You WIN! Do You want to play for a PRIZE?*
Deloth: "You got a wrong guess. Er, are there stakes involved?"
Yurie (GM): *Same Stakes!*
Garrick: "No! No prize! Get me OFF of this thing!"
Yurie (GM): Except this time, a little box floats down beside Garrick's head with a ? on it.
Deloth: *whispering to others.* "I think we'll pass."
Panzer: "...That was pathetic."
Yurie (GM): *WIN BIG PRIZE?*
Garrick: "I will personally BLAST the person that asks for the prize!"
Aribar: "... Would that hurt?"
Aribar: "I mean... Never mind... Sleep deprivation getting to me..."
Razor: "It would hurt a lot..."
Yurie (GM): *BING! NEW GAME!*
Panzer: "Oooh! More chances to loose a comrade! EXCELLENT!"
Razor: "Wait, what? Yes."
Garrick: "...ohhhh, you're SO going to get it, Raze... and who the crap is THAT?!?!?" *jerks his head toward Panzer.*
Razor: "I was talking to Aribar!"
Aribar: "Control, Alt, Delete!"
Garrick: "Do you think the computer knows that?!?!?"
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _. Thing!
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ _ _ E _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
Garrick: "...hurry up and guess..."
Deloth: "You guess."
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ _ _ E _ R _ _ _ _ _ R _ _ R _ _ R.
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ _ _ E _ R A _ _ _ _ R _ A R _ _ R.
Deloth crosses his fingers on both hands.
Yurie (GM): _ _ _ I _ E _ R A _ _ _ _ R _ A R _ _ R.
Yurie (GM): M _ _ I _ E _ R A _ _ _ _ R _ A R M _ R.
Yurie (GM): M O _ I _ E _ R A _ _ _ O R _ A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I _ E _ R A _ _ _ O R _ A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I L E _ R A _ _ _ O R _ A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I L E T R A _ _ _ O R T A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I L E T R A N _ _ O R T A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I L E T R A N S _ O R T A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): M O B I L E T R A N S P O R T A R M O R.
Yurie (GM): *BING!* *YOU WIIIIIN!*
Aribar: "Moooooo... Ooooo... Beh... eeehi... hiiiile..."
Yurie (GM): *YOU WIN BIG BIG PRIZE... or do you want to play for EVEN BIGGER BIG BIG PRIZE!*
Aribar: "... Maybe?"
Yurie (GM): The box, and Garrick float down and land... the box promptly pops open.
Aribar: "... Gah! No!"
Yurie (GM): Everyone, including Garrick, gains 500 Coins and becomes stronger.
Aribar: "... Can I say the Y-E-S word now?"
Yurie (GM): The door behind everyone opens again...
Deloth looks for the exit. "Hm." He looks through the door.
Yurie (GM): It leads back to the SPINNING RED ROOM.
Deloth walks through the door.
Aribar: "... I dunn wanna go in there again!"
Garrick rubs his wrists, then hmpfs loudly and makes for the door.
Yurie (GM): The Questers know the drill... get to the red carpet...
Deloth grabs Ari's wrist and drags him back to the whirly red room.
Panzer: "Maybe I should stay here and you guys go around again and if you come back, we're going in circles..."
Deloth: "Good idea."
Panzer: "Alright." *She plops onto her butt and waits.*
Deloth steps on the carpet and prepares himself.
Yurie (GM): The door closes on Panzer... while everyone ELSE gets another taste of WHIRLY SPINNY RED ROOM!
Deloth: "Comfy carpet."
Panzer whistles and stares at the ceiling.
Aribar: "EeeeeeEEEeeeeeeeEEEEEeeee..." *He sheaths his sword and holds his mouth...*
Deloth: "Isn't too bad when you get used to it."
Yurie (GM): The door stops again... now to everyone's right.
Deloth blinks a bit and takes off his shoes and socks before going through the door.
Yurie (GM): This door opens into another hallway, this one going off to the left...
Aribar begins slowly crawling to the next room... He can't balance properly to stand up.
Deloth: "Where is this little funhouse going to lead us next..."
Razor: "It's gonna lead us to a room full of bananas, I just know it..."
Yurie (GM): The Questers walk along, minding their own business... and enter into... a BRIGHT NEON GREEN Round room.
Razor: "MY EYES! THEY BURN!"
Yurie (GM): With a red door... and another little red circular spot.
Deloth: "AUUGHoh wait, I have sunglasses." *He puts on a pair of sunglasses.* "Ah, much better." *eyes turn yellow.*
Aribar blinks and stops at the doorway. "No! I'm not going in!"
Deloth slowly touches the door.
Yurie (GM): The door doesn't budge...
Deloth taps the red spot.
Razor: "Heads on in..."
Yurie (GM): *vrrrrrrrrrrrrr...* The doorway Ari was standing behind slams shut... and the room begins to spin... oh dear, the group is not on the carpeted spot...
Deloth: "What'd I DO?!?"
Yurie (GM): Razor manages to take wing... while the room begins to SPINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN-N-N-N, spinning the rest of the Questers with it... meanwhile, in Ari's little hall...
Deloth: "NOT AGAINNNNNN!!"
Aribar starts recovering from the spinning of the last room now...
Yurie (GM): Ari... hears something behind him... like a bouncing rubber ball...
Aribar: "..." *He blinks and turns around.*
Yurie (GM): *!* Meanwhile... back in the Hangman room... Panzer also hears something bouncing behind her... like a rubber ball...
Panzer looks over. "What?"
Yurie (GM): *!* Meanwhile, back in the spinning room... it's now stopped spinning...
Razor drops back down to the ground... feeling alright.
Deloth takes the sunglasses off and puts them back in his pocket.
Garrick glances around.
Yurie (GM): The door is now... unlocked, one would assume.
Garrick shrugs, then walks up to it and opens it.
Deloth opens the door and walks out.
Razor quickly flaps on over towards the door.
Deloth: "I wanna get out I wanna get out I wanna get out..."
Yurie (GM): The group walks out onto what appears to be a balcony... overlooking a very very large black and red Roulette wheel...
Deloth looks around for signs.
Yurie (GM): Another little sign pops up, with a little coin blocks and a hand scanner...
Deloth reads the sign.
Yurie (GM): *Place Bets! Place Bets! Red or Black, 2 through 20! Place Bets!
Deloth: "Shall we?"
Garrick: "...you know, I'm tired of this... I'm really... REALLY tired of this... HEY! WHOEVER THE CRAP IS WATCHING US, GET YOUR ASS OUT HERE NOW SO I CAN TEAR YOU A NEW ONE!!!"
Yurie (GM): *You may place bets... either in Coinage... or HP. the more you bet, the bigger the return profit.*
Razor: "...this is OBVIOUSLY E Li Three's work... so I doubt he'll listen..."
Yurie (GM): *10 of each.*
Garrick: "I don't give a crap. I seriously don't. So I'm going to start exploding stuff until he DOES listen."
Deloth shrugs and puts 10 coins in the box, betting on 7.
Garrick pulls out his buster, charging...
Yurie (GM): The 2 7's, both red and black, light up on the wheel.
Razor: "...I'd advise against that..." *Puts in ten coins on 3.*
Garrick: "I don't care."
Yurie (GM): The 3s light up as well.
Deloth: "At ease, Garrick."
Garrick charges his buster to full, then aims at the ceiling and lets out a huge triple wave of energy.
Deloth: "Toooo late."
Razor: "I'm not saving your ass this time..."
Yurie (GM): The energy hits... creating a large puff of smoke... and no damage.
Deloth: "Er, how do we spin the wheel?"
Yurie (GM): *MAXIMUM BET ACCEPTED! Coins or HP?"
Deloth: "Mine was coins."
Yurie (GM): A poker-chip like symbol appears on Garrick's chest.
Deloth: "Now you've done it."
Yurie (GM): *Number?*
Garrick: "Double 0."
Yurie (GM): *Ok, so 1. LE SPIN!!!*
Deloth crosses his fingers again.
Yurie (GM): The roulette wheel begins to spin... and out pops the BALL! the big, clear ball... with Aribar inside it?!
Deloth: "What the heck?!"
Razor: "Aribar's found his new calling in life, apparently..."
Yurie (GM): Ball goes *BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE... Rollrollroll!! Well, it landed on a Red... The roulette wheel slooooowly begins to come to a stop... Ari landing in the cranny with... 00 on it...
Aribar: "... I see a bright light..."
Deloth: "That's it."
Yurie (GM): Guess what, Garrick just won a prize!
Razor: "... You... have the dumbest luck I've ever seen..."
Deloth: "I'm getting Ari out of there."
Yurie (GM): Razor and Deloth lose their coins... but Garrick receives a large red box with a purple bow on it... oh, and Aribar is released from the ball and reappears on the balcony.
Deloth: "Ah, there you are."
Garrick opens said box.
Razor: "...next time, when we try to drag you into a room... just follow us..."
Aribar shakes his head and slowly tries to stand up... "OOoow... Spinny room is better than hellspawn ball..."
Yurie (GM): *Play again?*
Yurie (GM): Garrick gets *Mystery Present.*
Razor: "...we're... still missing people... yes."
Deloth bets 10 HP on 7.
Razor puts 10 coins on 3 again...
Garrick doesn't bet this time, he doesn't want to push his dumb luck.
Deloth: "Like 75/(75)."
Yurie (GM): inside Garricks box is... what appears to be an overly large piece of candy wrapped up in a bright gold wrapper. It sparkles with magicalness. Garrick Receives RARE CANDY.
Garrick: "...a piece of candy?"
Deloth: "Rare Candy."
Yurie (GM): *everyone place their bets?*
Razor watches in awe of the magical rare candy of rarity and magicalness.
Garrick: "Doesn't look to rare... looks like a piece of toffee."
Deloth: "It's said to instantly make you more experienced."
Aribar: "..." *Blinks and walks up to Garrick.* "Ooooh... Well, that toffee is worth almost two grand!"
Yurie (GM): *everyone ready? lets SPIN!!!!!* Red. *rolls.* 14.
Razor: "I wonder if it actually tastes good..."
Deloth: "I'm not playing anymore."
Yurie (GM): Deloth is dealt damage, no DR.
Aribar: "It does. I had two of 'em earlier."
Deloth eats a Mushroom.
Yurie (GM): *play again?* *Or go back.*
Deloth: "Not for me." *He goes back.*
Razor: "Hmmm... I suppose we'll have to find the others some other way..."
Aribar: "I'm not playing this dangerous game..."
Garrick shrugs and unwraps the candy, eating it. "...tastes like..."
Yurie (GM): The Candy. Tastes like happiness, sunshine and rainbows... there's no real way to describe it. Garrick becomes stronger.
Garrick: "...well, it tastes like... gravy..."
Deloth prepares himself for another spin.
Yurie (GM): *LE - SPIN!!!!* A few minutes later... it stops...
Deloth is starting to enjoy these spins. He opens the door and heads through.
Yurie (GM): The group walks... right into the black and white spinny room they started in...
Deloth: "Oh, you're kidding me..."
Aribar just follows Deloth...
Deloth looks around for anything different.
Yurie (GM): Nothing's different... it's just like the one everyone started in...
Aribar: "That's it... I give up..."
Deloth screams as loud as he can.
Deloth: "THIS BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITES!!!!"
Yurie (GM): *echo-echo... echo...* *The door, naturally, slams behind everyone as Razor walks through.*
Aribar: "... Maybe we should fly back up that tube?"
Deloth attempts to contact Mewtwo on his Dex to tell him about this place.
Yurie (GM): *static-static-static.*
Deloth switches off his Dex and growls.
Yurie (GM): *vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...*
Deloth: "Okay, I'm... What is that sound?"
Yurie (GM): The room is starting to spin again!
Deloth: "Not again!"
Yurie (GM): EVERYONE gets caught this time... round and round they go!! A few minutes later...
Yurie (GM): They come to a halt and CLICK. ... they can now open the door.
Deloth: "This is getting monotonous."
Aribar heads to the corner to throw up this time...
Deloth opens the door and walks through.
Yurie (GM): Through the door is a catwalk... over a very large aquarium... aw, look at the cute... cartoon... fish?
Aribar heads into the next room.
Deloth looks at the fishies a bit as he walks down the catwalk.
Yurie (GM): Inside the next room is another R- I'm joking... this room is shaped like a pentagon... in the center is a large, fuzzy, pyramid-shaped die with numbers at each corner, 1-4.
Aribar looks down into the aquarium... "Death by water... Would that stop this horror?"
Razor: "FUZZY DICE!"
Yurie (GM): There's a little plaque on the floor that reads 'throw me.'
Razor: "I'll show you how!" He dashes at the thing and PUNTS it!
Yurie (GM): *FLY!* The die bounces around the room, then lands... on 3. A blue door appears on one of the walls.
Razor: "Oooo... a door..."
Deloth opens the door and heads through.
Aribar walks over to the door... And into it...
Razor heads over.
Yurie (GM): The group enters a small, elevator like room with red carpeting on it... as Razor enters, the door closes and the elevator begins to rise.
Razor would grit his teeth if there's elevator music.
Aribar: "Death by elevator music?"
Yurie (GM): No elevator music... there's light above the group now... and they rise up... into the black swirly room again.
Deloth stretches his arms out just for the heck of it.
Aribar: "I think I'm gonna cry..."
Yurie (GM): Standing on the red carpeted spot...
Deloth: "I think I'M gonna puke."
Yurie (GM): ...and THERE'S ARI'S VOMIT IN THE CORNER!
Razor: "Son of a ******* ******* *****!"
Yurie (GM): *LE SPIN!*
Yurie (GM): A minute later, it stops... the door opens again.
Deloth heads through the door.
Aribar unsheathes his sword... "That's it... I'm gonna kill myself!"
Razor: "Uggggh... E Li Three... I will get you for this..."
Deloth: "What now, giant staplers?"
Aribar: "... Well... One more room... THEN I'll end this horror..."
Yurie (GM): The Questers walk down another mc escher inspired hall into... another pentagon shaped room with a big D4 in it.
Aribar heads into the next room...
Razor kicks it again!
Deloth stretches the fingers on a hand out and grabs the die.
Yurie (GM): BOOT! ...
Deloth: "I WANTED TO ROLL IT!"
Aribar: "DIIIIIE! Thordain!" *He bolts the dice after Razor kicks it.*
Deloth crawls out from under the die.
Yurie (GM): Another door appears... this one bright green.
Razor approaches said door.
Deloth heads through the door.
Aribar: "This is probably the gambling room..." *Enters door.*
Yurie (GM): The Questers walk into a gigantic bowling alley... one lane, 10 pins... and a gun-turrent like thing with a cursor on it.
Deloth gets in the turret.
Aribar: "... By Whaller! Something different!"
Yurie (GM): *WELCOME TO BOWLING! Select player!*
Deloth raises a hand.
Razor: "Woo! Let's go bowlin'!"
Yurie (GM): Nice one! A little laser beam flies down the lane and hits dead center on the pin... then a large, clear, plastic bowling ball is lowered... hey! Look! it's Panzer and the new guy Gujin! and they're both inside it!
Deloth: "How'd they get in there?"
Panzer growls and looks very... Very disturbed about this. She cursed loudly, every known word though it was very distorted from her being tossed about. Nothing was clear enough to understand.
Gujin: "This can't be good..."
Aribar: "..." *Waves and laughs... He is temporarily permanently insane...*
Gujin: "And who are you?" *is talking to Panzer.*
Yurie (GM): A large boot on a stick is lowered... and promptly PUNTS the ball down the lane, knocking them around inside it as it rolls... and scores a STRIKE!!
Panzer is too busy screaming foul language.
Yurie (GM): Panzer and Gujin reappear beside the others... and a present appears at Deloth's feet.
Deloth takes the present and opens it.
Aribar: "You got a birdy! Or is it an Albatross? Or a falcon?"
Panzer falls over. X.X
Aribar: "... Or is it called a hole in one?"
Deloth: "What'd I win?"
Gujin: "Ok, I'm going to ignore you ever did that. Where are we, and who is that?" *points to Panzer.*
Aribar: "Panzer... An original Quester."
Yurie (GM): Inside is... a cube!
Deloth takes the cube and scans it to see which one it is.
Gujin: "...Ok. Now where are we?"
Yurie (GM): It's a clear cube with what appears to be a broken clock inside it.
Dex: "Slow cube."
Panzer twitches and gets up.
Razor: "Ooo! Bowling!"
Deloth slaps it in his armor. "You guys try it."
Razor jumps in.
Gujin: "Hmmm... I'll have a go."
Razor: "Finally... E Li Three comes up with a GOOD idea..."
Yurie (GM): *veem!*
Aribar: "Me next."
Yurie (GM): Razor is lifted up as two halves of a clear sphere are locked around him... then promptly BOOTED down the lane.
Aribar: "Or... Not..."
Razor: "AAAAAAAAA!!! DAMN YOU E LI THREE!!!!"
Yurie (GM): *STRIKE!* *Razor reappears... with a package...*
Gujin: "...Whatever, I'm gonna try..." *He gets in the turret thingy.*
Deloth: "What'd you get?"
Razor: "Oooo... sweeeeet... bonus!" He rubs his head with one hand and deftly manages to open the present AND hold it up with the other hand.
Panzer stumbles away, still muttering curses.
Aribar stands in front of the turret.
Yurie (GM): Inside is a large white bomb with a couple of blue 'Z's on it...
Aribar stands in front of the turret...
Razor: "...the hell?" *scan away.*
Yurie (GM): *Sleepy Bomb.*
Deloth: "A Sleepy Bomb. Sweet!"
Yurie (GM): *lift, clomp, lower, kick, BOUNCEY BOUNCEY BOUNCY* *SMASH!*
Razor realizes he still has Robotnik's Coffee Mug in his inventory...
Yurie (GM): Gujin reappears, with a present...
Deloth: "What'd YOU get?"
Gujin: "I dunno, let's find out." *He opens his.*
Aribar: "I've already been in a ball once... Not again!"
Yurie (GM): Inside is a large green vial with a little frog on it... *Freshen Up!*
Aribar looks for the next room.
Deloth: "Now this is my kind of game!"
Gujin: "..." *He pokes it while holding it up.*
Yurie (GM): The only way out is the way back...
Aribar heads back into... The dice room.
Razor: "Anyone else want a go?"
Deloth heads back to the die. He stretches the fingers on a hand and grabs the die.
Razor heads back in.
Yurie (GM): Deloth picks up the die.
Panzer: "I'm not moving... Oww."
Deloth: "MY TURN!!!" *He throws the die.*
Yurie (GM): *BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE!* LUCKY!
Gujin heads back into the die room then.
Razor: "Uh... huh..."
Yurie (GM): The door to the bowling room vanishes, leaving Panzer inside, and another green door appears.
Deloth heads through the door.
Aribar walks through.
Razor glances back. "Ugh... she may never learn..." He walks on ahead.
Panzer goes to sleep.
Yurie (GM): That boinging noise Panzer heard before? Its coming baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!
Panzer snores right through it.
Gujin heads through the door.
Yurie (GM): Inside the new room is... a large oriental garden with a bridge. o.O
Deloth: "How beautiful!"
Aribar: "Ten coins say a troll is under the bridge."
Razor: "...now this is a nice place..."
Yurie (GM): A little sign pops up on the bridge... 'follow the path under the cherry blossoms to get to it'?
Gujin: "Pretty..." *Sure, why not.*
Aribar heads to the middle of the bridge. "Don't get distracted..."
Deloth walks up to the sign and reads it.
Gujin reads the sign once he gets to it.
Yurie (GM): *Happy Happy Fortune Telling: Toss a coin into the Water, and have your fortune made!*
Deloth flips a coin into the water.
Gujin fishes a coin out of his pocket and tosses it in.
Yurie (GM): *splish!* *splish!* *A little slip of paper appears in both of those Questers' hands...*
Deloth reads the paper.
Aribar decides to go with the crowd and toss a few coins, three, into the water.
Razor tosses a single coin in as well.
Yurie (GM): Deloth's reads: 'Wise man one who not say silly things.'
Deloth puts the paper in his pack. "Well said indeed."
Gujin reads his.
Yurie (GM): Gujin's reads: 'Wise Man always make good on promise.'
Yurie (GM): A little slip of paper appears in Razor's hand... however, in Aribar's hand, something else appears... a large gold, coin-like object with magic symbols on it.
Aribar: "Oh? What is this?"
Deloth looks at the thingy in Ari's hands.
Razor: "Heyyy... he gets a shiny!" He shrugs and reads his fortune.
Deloth: "I bet it's a spell."
Yurie (GM): Razor's fortune says: 'Confucious Say: Zeeky Boogie Doog.'
Gujin: "So what was the point of this?"
Razor: "What the hell is this supposed to mean? ...Zeeky... Boogie... Doog?"
Aribar attempts to figure out what the magic symbols are.
Yurie (GM): And, promptly...
Yurie (GM): o.o The Questers toss their fortunes away... right as they EXPLODE.
Gujin: "...ohhhh... It was a trap."
Razor: "...that was cool!"
Yurie (GM): Ari Receives: Luck Medallion Accessory.
Aribar blinks... "... I still have mine."
Deloth: "Lucky Ari."
Aribar: "Hrm... I wonder what it does?"
Deloth: "Put it on."
Razor: "Oooo... maybe it makes things explode when you say Zeeky Boogie Doog..."
Aribar takes off his Heart Ring L2 and puts the medallion on.
Yurie (GM): Razor manages to avoid the prompt explosion at his feet...
Deloth: "Don't say that!!"
Razor: "Hmmm... note to self... don't say Zeeky Boogie D-Uhhhh... nevermind... Let's continue..."
Aribar: "Maybe we should go to Mars or something to find out why saying the Zeeky word sends an explosion at us?"
Razor: "...yeah... you do that..."
Deloth: "Or maybe we should get out of this hell hole."
Aribar: "As for this coin here... I think I'll keep it for later..." *Puts his heart ring back on.*
Razor looks ahead.
Yurie (GM): There is no ahead... the trail stops at a BIG grove of sakura trees... there's another sign there, too.
Deloth: "We gotta get out of here." *He looks at the sign.*
Aribar looks at the sign.
Deloth: "I'm starting to lose my will to live."
Yurie (GM): The sign says... *Beware of Ninjas.*
Razor: "...Ninjas... oh you've gotta be kidding me..."
Deloth takes out his katana. "Finally, some action!"
Yurie (GM): *silence...*
Gujin starts charging his buster...
Razor: "Cricket... cricket..." He grips his blades.
Deloth: "COME ON OUT!"
Yurie (GM): ... *SPLASH!!!!!*
Razor: "Ninjas don't come out when you call them you douchebag..."
Aribar blinks and turn around while unsheathing his sword.
Yurie (GM): The moment Deloth says that, two ninjas LEAP out from th river, then flick their hands forwards.
Deloth whirls his katana around and growls. He turns to face the ninjas. Lots.
Yurie (GM): Many many tiny shuriken darts riddle the Questers and the ground.
Gujin: "OW! Damn..." *He blocks the majority of them with his Mega Buster arm.*
Razor dodges like MAD.
Gujin then starts picking out the needles that got past it.
Yurie (GM): The two Ninjas stand there, posing there on the bridge, looking all cool in their shiny pink uniforms... wait... pink??
Razor: "...you know... they say pink is the new black... but I never quite agreed... it just looks so... stupid..."
Deloth is hit by 13 stars.
Yurie (GM): The ninja says a few japanese syllables and poses... waiting...
Gujin takes a picture of it, planning to make postcards and sell them to gullible people.
Ninja: "SHO! ZIN! SHA! HZooooOOOOOOOH!"
Gujin: "I'm gonna be rich..." *snapshot!*
Razor sets his evasion focus to Ninja 1 as he blinks out, flashing in right in front of the two Ninjas, crouched down low. "Alright... here we go!" He flips his blades up and holds them over his shoulders, and they begin to crackle with energy. The very space around him seems to darken a bit. "Meteor... REVOLUTION!" He brings his blades down in a pair of wide horizontal swipes, the energy trailing from the blades and slicing into the two, emitting a series of energy blasts behind them. He then slashes at the air right in front of Ninja 2, producing a pair of energy waves at point blank range.
Yurie (GM): The Ninja promptly... vanishes at the impact of the attack.
Ninja 1: EEEEE!!! *BOOM!*
Yurie (GM): ...now there's only 1 ninja... that vanished.
Razor: "...the only thing worse than Ninjas... are E Li Three Ninjas..."
Yurie (GM): *COUNTER! SAKURA NINJA BIG SMASH!*
Gujin: "That are pink."
Yurie (GM): From high above, the ninja reappears... wielding in both hands... a full grown cherry tree?? o.O
Gujin: "..." *He takes a picture.*
Razor: o.O "Treeeeeee!"
Yurie (GM): Oooooh... just barely... the ninja SLAMS the tree down where Razor was... right before it explodes into a hail of bright pink energy shuriken, which Razor ALSO avoids.
Razor: o.O "Watch out for that tree folks!"
Gujin: *...* "We're falling farther and farther down the rabbit hole..."
Aribar raises his sword into the and concentrates. "I am tired of this... I want to end this quickly!", the elf mutters. Aribar begins to glow as he focuses all of his arcane energies as well as his own life energy into one of his most powerful spells. Two shining white portals appear in the room; both above the ninja. Aribar cries out the arcane words, "Treemma B'luthel!" before an awe-inspiring crack of lightning brings quic. quick and painful death to the doomed warrior. Afterwards Aribar drops his sword and falls to his knees, physically fatigued by this tremendous spell.
Yurie (GM): The ninja fails both attempts to evade that.
Gujin um... Fires his charged Mega Buster shot? I dunno, he doesn't have any Super Duper Whooper Whopper attacks yet.
Aribar: *Terrorbolt cracks down on the Ninja!*
Yurie (GM): The ninja stands there... then promptly falls into tiny bits of ash. *VICTORY... I think...*
Aribar is now panting for breath... He also looks a bit paler. "Whew..."
Razor: "...nice one..."
Aribar grips his sword and slowly stands up... "That spell is almost too powerful..."
Yurie (GM): The group can leave now.
Razor leaves! "Damn ninja fairies..."
Aribar heads back to the Dice of Room... And slashes it with his sword.
Yurie (GM): The group hears something as they draw close to the door.
Gujin looks around for the thing.
Yurie (GM): Gujin turns around... where the sakura trees were across the bridge, there is now a sea of pink ninjas... all carrying fully grown sakura trees.
Ninja Army: "BANZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!"
Gujin: *FLEE TOWARDS THE DOOR!*
Aribar pants and slowly runs towards the door...
Gujin: *AWAY FROM THE NINJAS. He takes a picture as he's fleeing.*
Yurie (GM): The group manages to make it into the dice room and slam the door...
Gujin rolls dem bones.
Yurie (GM): They're now safely back in the dice room. The door opens to the bowling room again.
Gujin rolls again.
Yurie (GM): Another door appears... this one unopened.
Aribar looks in the bowling room... But doesn't seem to notice Panzer isn't there.
Gujin heads in.
Aribar rests a bit before heading in.
Panzer is sleeping still. But... she isn't in the room.
Yurie (GM): Inside the room is... what appears to be a large hotel suite... all in pink...
Razor: "...okay... is E Li Three not telling us something? Pink Ninjas... pink room... If I find a fuzzy pink toilet seat cover I swear I'm gonna break down..."
Yurie (GM): There's no front desk... it's a hotel room, with a bathroom...
Razor glances in the bathroom.
Gujin heads into the bathroom, expecting the worst.
Yurie (GM): It's a normal bathroom... with a little sign.
Gujin reads it.
Razor reads le sign.
Yurie (GM): *Don't Take the Little Soaps.*
Aribar trudges to the bed... And falls down on it... He's already fast asleep on the bed.
Razor looks at the toilet seat...
Gujin takes one, just to spite the sign.
Yurie (GM): It's not fuzzy.
Razor wipes his forehead in relief.
Yurie (GM): The bar of soap promptly bounces around in Gujin's hand like a Mexican jumping bean.
Gujin: "..." *He drops it.*
Razor: "Don't drop the soap!" *quickly glances around for sign of an enemy...*
Yurie (GM): The soap bounces along the floor, up the wall, and back onto the soap dish.
Gujin: "..." *He sprays water on the soap.*
Aribar: "ZZzzzzzzzz... Zzzzzzzzz."
Yurie (GM): The soap doesn't move.
Gujin pokes the soap.
Yurie (GM): Apparently, aside from the bouncing soap, it's normal... just... very very pink...
Razor shakes his head slowly and lifts the toilet seat up.
Yurie (GM): ... inside the toilet is pink water...
Gujin drops one of the soaps in the toilet and flushes to see what happens.
Aribar: "Zzzz... No, mommy... Five more... Zzz... Minutes... Zzzz... Zzzzzzz..."
Gujin takes one of the soaps with him to bed.
Yurie (GM): Later, inside the pink bedroom, our heroes begin to wake up...
Gujin still has the soap.
Yurie (GM): Gujin notices that the soap he had taken from the bathroom has now grown tiny little eyes, little stick arms, and is now a pac-man like thing with sharp shiny teeth... and it's now pouncing on his face to EAT HIS NOSE!!!
Gujin: "ACK!" *throws it at the wall.*
Yurie (GM): The soap goes *smash.* and dies. Gujin gets 1 EXP.
Gujin: *doo dee doo!*
Yurie (GM): Now that everyone is awake... they can leave the room.
Razor can't wait to get out... does so.
Gujin does so.
Yurie (GM): They enter. Into the dice room again.
Razor sighs. "I can't wait to get the hell out of here..." He punts the dice.
Aribar yawns and follows Razor.
Yurie (GM): The door appears and opens...
Ninja Army: "BANZAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!"
Aribar: "..." *He attempts to push the dice onto a 2.*
Yurie (GM): The die rolls over and lands on a 2... the door slams, vanishes, and reappears on another wall..
Razor: "AHHHHHHH!" *slams the door shut as fast as possible...
Aribar: "This is the only door we haven't gone into I think..."
Razor opens the door carefully...
Gujin: "Is it safe??"
Yurie (GM): On the other side... is the black and white swirly room...
Gujin looks in.
Razor: "...not again!"
Gujin: "We've been in here before?"
Yurie (GM): ... Wait. Where's Deloth?
Yurie (GM): The room is waiting...
Gujin steps in, unaware of whatever dangers the room might hold.
Aribar: "... I have lost the will to care..." *Heads inside.*
Razor sighs and heads in.
Yurie (GM): Everyone knows the drill... *SPIN!!!!!*
Razor gets to the center...
Yurie (GM): the door comes to a stop and opens...
Aribar stumbles forward.
Yurie (GM): Inside is another room with a fuzzy die in it... this one looks familiar, though.
Gujin holds his head and does a long blink, then opens his eyes and rolls the dice.
Yurie (GM): A door appears and opens...
Gujin looks in.
Yurie (GM): Inside is a large room with a big, floating opaque bubble in the center... on the side is a large pin... the kind one pokes balloons with. On the opposite side is... another door.
Aribar heads inside.
Razor: "...it might be better to just walk past and go to the next door..."
Gujin: "Where's the fun in that?"
Razor: "Not getting our arses fried?"
Aribar: "..." *Slashes the bubble with his sword.*
Gujin: "I see no fire in here."
Yurie (GM): The bubble bobs off... and lands right in front of the door...
Razor: "...crap... good one Ari..."
Gujin picks up the dart and throws it at the bubble.
Yurie (GM): Of course, there's the pin... though it looks like long metal spear... the pin is thrown... the bubble bursts... dropping out... a guy?
Digifanatic: "What the heck was that???"
Aribar: "Hey! You won... What is that?"
Gujin: "Who the hell are you?"
Digifanatic: "Oh... Hey, you guys look familiar."
Razor: "... dear lord..."
Aribar squints and looks at Digi... "Is... Is that you? Digifanatic?"
Digifanatic: "Hey... yeah I am. Man, it's good to be back. " *He shakes hands with the others.*
Aribar backs off from Digi. "You aren't evil, are you?"
Gujin keeps his hand back.
Digifanatic: "Well, I never intended to be evil."
Gujin: "Never heard of you."
Razor: "...he doesn't look as twisted as I remember, Ari... and he'd be chucking cookies at us and singing badly..."
Digifanatic: "But that pain in the butt Klumsy thought I was..."
Aribar: "... I guess you're right..."
Digifanatic: "Besides, I'd never chuck cookies at you guys. Why would I hurt a friend like that?"
Gujin: "I still have no idea who you are."
Digifanatic: "I'm that old guy Digi from season one..."
Gujin: "Never heard of you."
Digifanatic: "Started in, what was it, Dreaming Nightmares... oh."
Razor: "Well... you did... if you want, I can play a nice little recording I've got of your singing..."
Digifanatic: "No... Now is not the time. I'm a Strong, Smart Hero. I've been specializing in Martial Arts. Check out this Koopa Klaw."
Aribar: "Well... Wanna help us through this hellhole?"
Digifanatic: "Right! Run!"
Gujin is now regretting ever letting this guy out of the bubble...
Yurie (GM): RUN is the proper term... a beachball-like bubble drops off the ceiling and lands on Digi, then promptly vanishes...
Aribar: "... We never speak of this again... Okay?"
Yurie (GM): Two more bubbles drop down, both painted with smiley faces.
Razor: "Sounds good to me... uhoh... SMILEY FACES OF DOOOOOOOOM!" *His typist is not in the mood for paragraph description today... and everyone saw his cool-ass description for Meteor Revolution yesterday, so... Razor uses Meteor Revolution upon the smiley faced bubbles of doom... and then double-stabs the faster of them if they're still alive... and focuses his evasion skills on the other.
Yurie (GM): All hit. They both bounce around the room, taking a beating... then landing where they originally were.
Razor: "Well... durable buggers aren't they..."
Gujin: "..." *He looks for that dart again.*
Yurie (GM): The bubble bounces... then shapeshifts into Razor...
Razor: "Oh... crap..."
Copii-Razor: "NOITULOVER ROETEM!"
Gujin continues looking for the dart, and picks it up if he finds it.
Yurie (GM): The thing unleashes a huge blast wave of energy at Gujin and Razor...
Razor leaps up into the air, flipping over the two waves and dodging the stabs...
Yurie (GM): Gujin is hit.
Razor: Meteor Revolution: Maximize + Power Hit + Airslash + Ultima + Ultima + Doublecast + Chain + HP Absorb.
Yurie (GM): Gujin has been neatly vaporized... -1 life.
Aribar unsheathes Moonlight and dashes towards one of the bubbles. He unleashes Warlock's Bane onto the bubble with a fury of stabs and slashes. "Senger's Streea!"
Yurie (GM): The bubble bounces away at the attacks... hit.
Aribar then autoscans one.
Dex: "Copy Bubble. HP: 1. Attack: Copy. Def: 1. A security weapon created to neutralize intruders. Immune to all attacks and techniques except one..."
Aribar drops his sword and uses Heroic Surge to throw the dart at the bubble.
Yurie (GM): *POP!* Gujin reappears.
Razor: "...that worked a lot better... sorry about that Gujin... I'll buy you a shroom when we get out of here..."
Aribar: "Pop it so we can leave this place once and for all!"
Razor bolts over and grabs the dart of |)00|\/|, whirling about to chuck it at the annoying crap.
Yurie (GM): Hit! *POP!* Digi Reappears... as does Deloth.
Deloth: "Okay... where are we?" *He looks around.*
Digifanatic: "Alright. So, shall we move on?"
Razor heads through the next door.
Deloth follows Razor through the door.
Digifanatic follows Razor.
Deloth: "Okay, we can officially say that this place is nuts."
Digifanatic: "I agree."
Gujin: "Let's just get out of here."
Digifanatic: "I agree."
Gujin heads through the door. "Stop saying that."
Digifanatic: "Sorry. I say just keep going." *He continues through the hall.*
Deloth: "Do we really have a choice?"
Yurie (GM): The door opens into another hallway... this one leading down to the left...
Deloth: "Well, this is familiar."
Digifanatic walks cautiously.
Deloth walks down the hallway.
Digifanatic: "This place certainly is crazy."
Deloth: "What we need is a map."
Razor: "It would probably burn your eyes..."
Deloth: "Or put you in a straitjacket."
Gujin keeps walking...
Digifanatic does the same, and continues to the left.
Deloth: "Maybe this place is one big illusion. If I had brought Kulcad I could have checked."
Digifanatic: "It might be."
Yurie (GM): The Questers soon find themselves approaching a rather small door... as in a door that's only a foot tall..
Deloth: "Yep, we're in Wonderland."
Digifanatic: "Well, this is a change of pace."
Deloth: "Now where's that bottle."
Razor: "...what the crap..."
Aribar just follows the others.
Gujin: "I've already said that."
Yurie (GM): The door also has a tiny doorknob...
Digifanatic: "It is possible to take down the wall?"
Aribar: "..." *He attempts to contact Mewtwo.*
Deloth attempts to turn the doorknob and open the door.
Yurie (GM): *crackle-static-crackle...*
Yurie (GM): The doorknob goes click. and the entire wall opens...
Aribar throws the smashdex against the wall and awaits for it to return to his hand...
Deloth: "..." *He walks down the new entrance shaking his head.*
Digifanatic continues through the hall.
Aribar pockets the dex and follows.
Deloth: "I'm losing my will to live."
Razor continues ahead.
Yurie (GM): Inside is... another dice room.
Deloth slams it.
Aribar: "..." *Twitch.*
Yurie (GM): The die goes flying! A door appears...
Deloth: "Man, that's good stress relief."
Digifanatic: "I agree."
Deloth heads through the door. "Would you stop that?"
Digifanatic: "I'm sorry."
Aribar trudges through the door.
Yurie (GM): Inside is... what appears to be a large hole with another platform... and a sign. Oddly enough, Metal is standing, gagged, on the sign.
Digifanatic walks through the door.
Deloth reads the sign.
Digifanatic: "Holy cheese... you okay?"
Metal Man: "..." O_o "!!!!!!"
Deloth: "What now?!"
Razor: "...how the hell did you get here..." *reads the sign.*
Aribar walks up to Metal and slashes him off the sign with his Mage Masher.
Yurie (GM): *Welcome to Metal Pachinko! Hop in the hole and win a prize!*
Digifanatic: "What the...?"
Deloth thinks a bit.
Razor: "Last I checked... playing Pachinko with a person was quite painful..."
Deloth: "Should we?"
Aribar attempts to JUMP over to Metal and THEN slash him free.
Razor: "...it doesn't seem like that crazy bastard means us any real harm... he's just making us mad here. If we just play his games, we should come out okay..."
Deloth: "You know, I could have flown you over..."
Yurie (GM): Fortunately, Aribar cuts Metal free without harming him... and doesn't knock him or go himself into the pit.
Razor: "...well... nevermind then..."
Metal Man: "...Well... that was weird... I was playing a game on a computer..."
Gujin 'accidentally' shoves Digi in the pit.
Metal Man: "...I must have hit my head... was that Digi you pushed into the pit?"
Yurie (GM): Digi falls down the hole... and whacks onto a padded spring, which launches him...
Metal Man: "Digifanatic..."
Gujin: "Never heard of him."
Metal Man: "He used to sing. A lot."
Yurie (GM): Down another pit... which he is now coming down towards another pit...
Aribar: "Apparently a good version of the Fallen Digi."
Gujin: "I just got here, remember?"
Yurie (GM): Another hole opens up above the platform, dumping Digi onto the platform... with a gift box..
Digifanatic shakes himself over and hands the others the box.
Deloth swan-dives down the hole.
Gujin opens it.
Digifanatic: "What'd I get you guys?"
Aribar hops back to the main platform and heads into the dice room since he doesn't remember any other doors.
Deloth: "Stuff and skydiving, I like this kind of pachinko!"
Razor shrugs. "Hell... present... I'll do crazy stuff for a present... to quote our Ninja friends... banzai!" He drops down a hole, wings folded up.
Yurie (GM): Inside is... a clear cube with a little kitty face on it.
Metal Man: "...And to think... I'm the only thing here that would be a good pinball..."
Gujin pokes it.
Digifanatic: "That's gotta be that Cat Cube."
Deloth: "WHEEEEE!" *He tucks himself up into a ball as he heads for the spring.*
Yurie (GM): The spring boings Deloth down...
Gujin pockets it...
Yurie (GM): And into another tube... which keeps going down... landing Deloth in a room... the walls of which promptly open up into a million billion ray guns which open fire...
Metal Man: "...Hmmmm... do I like gambling..."
Digifanatic: *Looks at the cube.* "Yeah, you can take it Guj, I don't have any cubes it can go good with."
Deloth climbs back up the tube.
Metal Man (GM): *Looks at Deathmachine.* "Duh."
Yurie (GM): -1 life. Deloth reappears on a revive platform.
Metal Man shrugs, curls into a ball and rolls into the pit, since he makes a pretty good Pachinko machine ball.
Yurie (GM): BOING. Ooooh!
Deloth: "Anyone got a spare 1-up..."
Yurie (GM): Metal is dumped onto the platform... with a bright glowy gift...
Metal Man: "...What's this?"
Gujin: "Well, I might as well go..." *jumps in the hole.*
Yurie (GM): Razor lands on top of Metal... with another gift...
Metal Man: "...Ooomph."
Razor: "Ow! Damn... why could you be Pillow Man..."
Metal Man: "Good thing my armor is insured against sudden plane attacks... I mean..." @_@
Gujin waits for his fate.
Aribar falls asleep in the dice room...
Gujin wonders where he ended up.
Digifanatic just patiently waits for everyone else to return.
Razor gets off Metal and opens up his present. ^_^
Metal Man opens the glowy present to make sure it doesn't blind anyone.
Yurie (GM): Gujin falls out a pit... and down the pit again. no repeat prizes. Gujin THEN lands ont the platform... with a gift box.
Gujin: "Yay, I'm not dead!" *He opens his gift.*
Yurie (GM): Inside is... nothing. Gujin gains experience!
Gujin: *doo dee doo!*
Yurie (GM): Razor's gift contains nothing... Razor gains experience!
Digifanatic: "Nice, Guj."
Razor: "Yeah... a whole lotta nothing... joy..."
Digifanatic gives Gujin a thumbs-up.
Metal Man opens his box of glowy fun.
Yurie (GM): Inside Metal's box is a pokeball... this one, however, is a dark indigo color with a white M above the button.
Gujin: "...What's that?"
Deloth: "Nice prize."
Razor: "...wow... shiny..."
Metal Man: "Woohoo. This should be useful sometime."
Deloth walks back to the dice room to keep Ari company and throw the die again.
Razor will do it again!
Digifanatic: "Nah, I'm fine with the cube."
Aribar: "ZZZZzzzz... ZZzzzzzz..."
Yurie (GM): Razor lands on the platform again with... a bag of coins.
Yurie (GM): Razor receives 1000 coins.
Gujin: "Hmmm..." *He tries his luck again.*
Razor: "Hey... this is kinda fun..."
Deloth throws the big fuzzy die.
Yurie (GM): *THUD.* Gujin lands... with a box in his hands..
Gujin: "Another box..."
Razor is apparently a compulsive gambler... he jumps again!
Gujin opens it up.
Metal Man waits for them to get done, using the Deathmachine as an impromptu bench. Yes, he put the safety on.
Yurie (GM): Inside is a pretty ring with a green stone set in it..
Gujin: "O..." *He puts it on.*
Yurie (GM): Gujin Receives Green Ring Accessory! Razor lands... with another box.
Razor: "Jackpot..." He slices it open.
Yurie (GM): Inside is a large, jagged, clear crystal. it glows with an inner light.
Razor: "Ooooo... shiny..."
Gujin tries one more time...
Yurie (GM): Gujin lands with another box...
Gujin opens it.
Metal Man: "I wonder if any boxes have nasty things in them..."
Yurie (GM): Inside is a bottle of blue liquid.
Razor scratches the side of his head and pokes at the odd shiny rock.
Yurie (GM): It glitters.
Gujin: "Now what's this?"
Yurie (GM): Gujin receives: Blue Potion. Razor receives: Rock Candy.
Razor sniffs. "Smells tasty..."
Aribar: "Zzzzz... Zzzzzz..."
Digifanatic: "I'm good."
Gujin tries again!
Razor: "Ah what the hell..." *kaJUMP!*
Deloth: "Would you guys hurry up in there?"
Metal Man then packs away the deathmachine into his pack. He's too busy thinking about the Master Ball's uses.
Yurie (GM): Gujin and Razor land on top of each other... each with boxes.
Aribar blinks and wakes up... "They still jumpin'? Geeze... What is the big deal?"
Razor pushes himself off of Gujin and opens his box. "I can't help it! Gambling is fun!"
Aribar heads to the edge and casts Protection from Arrows/Bullets before jumping in.
Yurie (GM): Inside Gujin's box is an odd little crystal, inside is a glowing heart.
Deloth is now willing to throw the die and trap them all in that stupid little room.
Yurie (GM): Inside Razor's box is an odd looking egg the size of an ostriches egg. it has a large stare mark on it, which glows. Gujin receives: HP UP.
Yurie (GM): Razor receives: Star Egg.
Metal Man starts poking Deloth for fun. *poke.* *poke.* *poke.*
Deloth growls loudly. "Stop."
Gujin pockets all of this and goes down the hole again.
Razor: "Dang... cool..." *Decides do go just oooooooone more time.*
Yurie (GM): Gujin lands inside a large cylinder... The roof closes up, and a HUGE FRIKKEN WEIGHT lands on top of him, killing him instantly. Aribar lands on the platform... with a BIG bag of coins. Gujin reappears on a revival platform.
Metal Man: "The good thing with gambling is when you quit while you're ahead."
Razor drops down to ze springy.
Yurie (GM): Ari receives 5000 coins!
Aribar: "Ooh!" *He counts zee coins!* "Gravy!" *Hops in again.*
Yurie (GM): Razor lands in another big cylinder room... which promptly fills with PH 0 Acid and instantly melts him. he reappears on a revive platform.
Razor: "Oh balls..." *sizzle.*
Metal Man stacks plastic buttons.
Digifanatic just stands by the wall waiting for the madness to end.
Gujin tries... AGAIN!
Razor gets down. "Well... uhh... hell, let's go again!" He drops in again.
Yurie (GM): Ari lands on the platform again... with another box.
Metal Man: "Lalalalala aSIZZLER lalalalalalala SIZZLER..."
Yurie (GM): ...
Aribar opens it up.
Metal Man: "...I'm millions of years and other things away from my home... yet that tune is still in my head..."
Deloth walks back to the dice room and starts resting in a corner.
Yurie (GM): Inside the box is a little packet with a pill inside that reads 'Instant Calcium Supplement.'
Aribar: "Hrm..." *Pockets it for later.*
Deloth: "I'll feel better after I kill something."
Yurie (GM): Guj lands on the platform, with a box.
Gujin opens it up...
Yurie (GM): Inside is a yellow medallion with an odd crest on it... looks like something zelda-iish.
Gujin: "...Ok..." *He pokes it.*
Deloth shouts "If you guys don't hurry up in there I'm throwing the die and trapping you all in there!"
Aribar dives in one last time...
Metal Man: "...If you do that, then I'm gonna trap you in this here Master Ball."
Yurie (GM): Razor lands in a tank of water... in which piranha dwell. You can guess the results.
Gujin, seeing as how there are no more death rooms, dives in.
Yurie (GM): ...
Razor: "Ow..." Pain, destroy, dismember... reappear... JUMP for the LAST FUGGIN' TIME!
Yurie (GM): Ari sees a huge pit of large, pointy spikes and blades...
Aribar: "!!!" *He uses the Lucky Medallion he got the other night!*
Yurie (GM): ... !.! Aribar lands... with a small box in his arms. It's black, and has a funny crest on it.
Aribar: "Huh..." *He heads back to the Dice Room to open it.*
Yurie (GM): Gujin receives Light Medallion.
Deloth: "Hi, Ari."
Yurie (GM): Razor lands... with another large box in his hands.
Aribar: "Hi! I got lotsa coins, Calcium, and this box..."
Razor: "Oooo... this one's big... maybe it was worth all that pain..." *opens.*
Deloth: "Cool, what's inside?"
Gujin wonders what he got.
Aribar: "Dunno..." *Opens it.*
Yurie (GM): The box doesn't open... it's sealed with a mysterious power... doo-dee-doo-dee-dooooooo...
Deloth: "I know where THAT came from."
Yurie (GM): Inside Razor's box is... an extremely large toy squeaky hammer? o.o
Aribar looks at the box and studies it more...
Deloth: "I can open it with Rezrov when we get back to HQ."
Razor scratches the side of his head.
Deloth: "A spell that magically opens almost anything. I think I might have it in my spellbook."
Aribar: "Oh... Like an Open/Close spell! Or Knock!"
Razor scans le squeaky toy with his Dex.
Deloth opens his spellbook and looks for Rezrov.
Dex: *DING.* "Squeaky Hammer. Weapon. Sword-Type. x1.5 Crit. A weird weapon of squeakyness. Target must roll a Will save at DC (damage) or be Confused."
Aribar hrms and... Scans his present with his Dex too... Good idea, Raze. .. Eheheheh.
Deloth: "Here it is."
Razor: "...sword?" o.O "Oooookay... ummmm..." *rests the hammer across his back... coughcough.
Gujin is still somewhere in the pachinko machine...
Deloth: "Hand me the box and I'll try a Rezrov."
Yurie (GM): Gujin pops out with a bag of coins.
Aribar: "Hrm... Okay." *Hands it to Deloth.*
Deloth holds the box and his eyes glow purple.
Yurie (GM): Medium size. Gujin receives 210 gold.
Gujin doubles his bank account!
Deloth: "Hrm. Rezrov doesn't work on this box."
Deloth gives the box back to Ari.
Aribar takes the box back and studies it a bit more... Dexes it if possible.
Yurie (GM): *interference.*
Deloth: "I just thought of another spell that might help."
Aribar: "What spell?"
Razor: "Alright folks... let's get a move on..."
Deloth flips through his book.
Metal Man: "Maybe I can pry that box open..." *Pulls out the extremely HUGE all-green Buster sword he uses occasionally.*
Deloth: "Here it is. Blorple. Explore an object's mystical connections." *He puts a hand on the box and casts Blorple on it.*
Aribar: "Uhh... Uhhh... N-n-no need... I'll... Uhhh... Keep it till we get back!"
Yurie (GM): The box glows... then shimmers, a spark of energy crackling along Deloth's arm.
Deloth: "What the..."
Aribar looks at the crest to see if he knows it before putting it in his pack.
Deloth: "This better not suck me in like the cubes..."
Metal Man tries to open the box very gently once Deloth is done being zapped.
Digifanatic: "Well, is everyone done by now?"
Deloth takes his arm off the box.
Digifanatic: "With the jumping in and everything?"
Metal Man: "They better be..."
Deloth: "That is a really weird box. Rezrov didn't work, Blorple zapped me..."
Aribar: "I wish I knew how to open it..."
Digifanatic: "Hey, is it okay if I re-introduce myself and all to you guys?"
Deloth: "I have a few more things to try on that box... But we'll need to get back to HQ so I can get my scrolls."
Metal Man: "Whatever you want."
Deloth rubs his arm a bit and examines it for damage.
Aribar rolls zee dice. "... Sure. "
Digifanatic: "Okay, so like I was trying to get to before... name's Digifanatic; just use Digi for short."
Deloth: "Welcome, I guess..."
Digifanatic: "Eh, more like welcome back. Which is kinda odd... that Klumsy was such a pain to me... But I don't want to go there. So, is there anyone who hadn't seen me before?"
Aribar falls asleep.
Deloth looks for the new door and heads through it.
Digifanatic: "Anyways, if there's anyone who hasn't seen me before, please introduce yourself."
Razor: "I'm Razor... crazy guy with wings, smartass, and overall weapon of mass destruction."
Digifanatic: "Cool... Razor. Anyone else?"
Deloth: "You may remember me, but probably not my new form."
Digifanatic: "Even still, it helps to refresh my mind."
Digifanatic: "Ah... might have remembered that name." *glances at other Questers.* "Ari, I think I remember. Gujin I remember..." *He walks through the door.* "And I promise to not be as immature this time around."
Metal Man: "...Wow... you have a weird memory..."
Digifanatic: "Hey, there are some names that stick in my mind."
Metal Man: "This here Gujin isn't anyone from when you were last around."
Digifanatic: "For a few times. I think he came around just before I got ditched. I think."
Metal Man sighs. .oO(I wonder if Digi can see through time as well as dimensions... that's just messed up, and I tricked the Questers into thinking they were on a reality TV show!)
Yurie (GM): Another door opens.
Digifanatic walks through.
Deloth heads through the door.
Metal Man follows.
Razor keeps on going along.
Digifanatic: "Metal, you tried to get me back after Klumsy did me in the first time around. Oh well. I forget sometimes. Let's keep going." *He smiles and walks on.*
Gujin heads through.
Digifanatic keeps walking. "Does anyone else want to introduce themself?" *He stops and leans against the wall, waiting for something to happen.*
Metal Man looks at his watch. .oO(Why does Digifanatic remind me of my watch? How did Klumsy 'do him in' if I never found any record of such in the Stadium record? This is just confusing...)
Yurie (GM): The door's waiting...
Deloth heads through the door.
Digifanatic walks through the door.
Razor keeps going.
Gujin goes through the door.
Metal Man continues through the forever door.
Digifanatic: "Now, was there anyone that forgot to introduce themself?"
Yurie (GM): ... On the other side of the door... is the black and white swirly room!
Digifanatic: "Oh gosh no..."
Deloth starts bashing his head against a wall.
Digifanatic: "I assume you guys went through this many times before."
Metal Man: "This room looks tasty."
Digifanatic enters the swirly room.
Aribar spins around in the spinny room... Wheee!
Deloth stomps on the carpet. "Take that, big creepy room!"
Digifanatic leans against the wall.
Deloth: "And that, and that, and that!"
Metal Man stands in the center.
Deloth: "How are we going to get out of this loony place, and when will this room stop spinning?! And when will I have to murder someone?"
Digifanatic waits for the spinning to stop.
Aribar runs against the spinner.
Yurie (GM): The room sloowly stops...
Aribar: *Run, run run... Run into wall...* "Ow..."
Deloth looks for the door.
Digifanatic walks out into the next hallway.
Aribar ... Waits for something to happen.
Metal Man waits as well.
Gujin does the same.
Deloth stretches himself around as he waits for a door to appear.
Yurie (GM): ...Where's the door?
Aribar: "... There is no door... Hrm..." *He searches the room INTENTLY...*
Digifanatic: "This is odd."
Metal Man tries to slice down a wall.
Yurie (GM): *When we last left off, the group was inside the black swirly room again. sans the red door...
Deloth: "Okay, where's the door?"
Metal Man: "Yeah. Where is it?"
Gujin: "It left, I think."
Aribar searches every corner of the room...
Deloth: "Well we should go get it."
Gujin: "Doors are like that, sometimes."
Deloth looks up on the ceiling.
Garrick just sorta stands there, still a bit pissed with all these games and tricks.
Yurie (GM): The door reappears... followed by another... and another... and another... and another... until the circular wall is nothing but doors.
Aribar: "... Goodie."
Deloth: "Should we split up?"
Metal Man: "...D'oh."
???: "I doubt you'll be needing to split up, gentlemen..."
Gujin starts a game of Eenie Minnie Miney Mo.
Deloth: "Who said that? Show yourself!" *He takes out his katana.*
Yurie (GM): Another red door appears right in the middle of the room... then opens up.
Deloth: "Should we go through?"
Metal Man: "...Uhhh..."
Yurie (GM): An extremely tall (8') gentleman steps through, dressed in a white and red checkerboard suit and paisley tie. He has thick, spiky red hair, and is wearing a white, porcelain mask in the shape of a blank human face. In one hand, he's carrying a slender cane, topped with a golden door..
Gujin: "Sure, why not..."
Deloth: "..." *He raises an eyebrow.*
Garrick smirks slightly, cracking his neck and powering up his buster "I take it you're the owner of this establishment."
Metal Man: "...Wow... what a weird person."
Yurie (GM): The door slams behind him and vanishes. He twirls his cane, then rests the tip on the ground before him, gloved hands crossed over the top.
Metal Man gets into battle stance.
Garrick: "Calm down, Metal..."
Metal Man: "He's got to be evil. Just look at that face!"
Garrick: "Never judge a book by it's cover. Or, in this case, a mask."
Deloth: "Um, thanks for the Slow cube earlier?"
Gujin: "Are you the guy that owns this place?"
???: "Indeed I am. I am the Doorman, one of the Thirteen Gentlemen and servant of Lord Denon..."
Gujin: "Is this a good thing or a bad thing for us?"
Metal Man: "Bad."
Metal Man: "Denon was the freak who let loose 1000 different maniacs armed with futuristic beam rifles."
Garrick remains silent as he looks at this 'Doorman.' It seems everyone else is speaking first. He awaits some sort of evidence that this man was trying to do them in.
???: "Oh, very very bad. You see, this is my interdimensional prison for people like you. I enjoy torturing my victims psychologically. Now, I'm about finished with my fooling around."
Deloth: "So that's why I was about to go insane. Battle stances, people!"
Aribar unsheathes his Mage Masher...
Metal Man: "...It's too bad you haven't met E Li Three... you two could make a club." @_@
Gujin: "So we gotta fight now... So be it." *starts charging his buster.*
???: "I do so love a good show. Come then my duckies! Show me whatever you got."
Deloth: "Fine with me, nutcase. I hope this place doesn't interfere with a scan."
Dex: *AUTOSCAN!* "The Doorman. HP: 4000. Str: 10. Dex: 20. Con: 20. Int: 20. Wis: 20. Cha: 20. Fort: +10. Ref: +20. Will: +10. Def: 30. Dr: 15. SR: 15. Attacks: Unknown."
Deloth: "Whaddaya mean unknown?!"
Metal Man: "I think he likes to use attacks from other dimensions."
Garrick rolls his shoulders back while snapping his neck, popping the bones in both locations and spreading his feet into a battle stance. He dances in his usual Ali style stutter step, waiting to try his hand at this fellow. "Watch the doors."
Dex: "The Gentleman of Dimensions, The Doorman is known for his ability to alter space and time to his specifications. He is a dangerous opponent to deal with. Beware."
Gujin: "Or steal ours."
Yurie (GM): The Gentleman floats up into the air and taps the floor with his cane. Everyone hears a familiar vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRM.
Deloth: "Oh, great. Another space-time fooler."
Yurie (GM): Everyone except Gujin and Garrick are rapidly spun around the room and slammed into the walls before it instantly stops...
Metal Man takes almost no damage...
Deloth bounces off the wall and lands on his feet. He also takes no damage.
Garrick: "I expect this to be something of a challenge, Mr. Doorman."
Deloth jumps in the air and flashes rainbow a couple times before summoning a gigantic dragon spirit to attack the Doorman.
The Doorman: "Oh deary me, is that for me?"
Deloth: "Feel the power of my ancestors, you loon!"
The Doorman: "Sure." ^^
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's move fails.
Metal Man attacks the Doorman with his sword, swinging it with a Tri-attack based slash.
Yurie (GM): He ducks under it.
Metal Man: "Dah! Worthless weapon."
Aribar dashes towards the doorman as his arcane magic fills the air. "M'elzar Ky'ostal!," he cries as a glimmering aura of arcane energies shield him from anything this villain may throw at him. Aribar then has a surge of heroic energy and cries out, "Inbau Doeb Velven..." and Moonlight leaps from its sheath. The now-enchanted blade whips back and forth at this masked man automatically before finally zipping in for a quick thrust. (Cast Mage Armor and Dancing Blades. Attack with the Dancing-enchanted Moonlight. Also designating him as his chosen dodge target.)
Yurie (GM): He parries the attack with his cane.
Deloth: "Man, we gotta do better than this!"
Garrick rolls to the side and flanks Aribar with his own attack, taking a second action with Heroic Surge to fire a halfway charged shot at the masked Doorman, his buster erupting a comet of green light into the man's stomach.
Yurie (GM): His stomach... opens, letting the shot pass through and slam into the wall... then promptly seals back up.
Garrick grumbles slightly, then stands back up straight at regards the man. "...what are you..."
Gujin really doesn't have anything else to do except fire the charged shot from his buster, which he does.
Yurie (GM): He bats the charged shot away then floats upwards, laughing.
Metal Man (GM): *Miss.*
Deloth: "Oh, come ON."
The Doorman: "You are all fools. And Lord Denon was afraid of you?"
Metal Man: "I could have hit him..."
Yurie (GM): The doorman snorts, then brings his cane up and points it at Metal.
Metal Man: "You cannot defeat me. I am a walking suit of armor!"
Yurie (GM): Everyone sees Metal get sucked into one of the doors. Metal is then promptly is thrown through a vortex of gravity, time and space, ripped apart and reconstituted, then promptly dumped back out the door.
Metal Man dusts himself off. "Well, that was a nice move to warm up on." *A loud DING is heard after Metal takes all the damage.*
Garrick leaps up and over the Doorman, running toward the other side of the room and charging. While he charges, he yells out "Questers! DOUBLE TIME!" The light surrounds him and everyone in his party, giving them all extra chances to attack.
Metal Man (GM): .oO(Perfect.)
Garrick is really booking it. Thanks to the Pegasus Boots and his own natural speed, he's as close to a blur as you can get. He spends his extra energy charging his buster full circle.
Deloth: "Ari, if you have any spells left, use 'em!" *He delays.*
Metal Man: "Okay... that move smarted..." *He eats all three of his mushrooms... then glows, surrounded by runes.* *He floats up a bit, pulling out the HUGE Deathmachine. It starts charging, a huge point of light... three of them... combining in the center. "With the power of E Li Three, I seek to..."
Metal Man: *Gerudo Knuckle + Claw Assault + Radio Boom = Gerudo Radio Assault!* "BEAT YOU SENSELESS!" *He runs up to the Doorman and starts beating him with the Deathmachine...*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. The maximum damage to the Doorman. No resistances applied.
Aribar prepares to buff the team up a bit. He stays near this man and casts both his Enhance Abilities (Intelligence) on Deloth with the help of his last Heroic Surge... Deloth gets a bonus to his intelligence! "Ku'lam Yutri, Ku'lam Yutri!" He then uses his extra action to cast True Strike on himself and his sword so that it has a good chance to hit. "Seke Thrityh! Let your aim be true, Moonlight!"
Metal Man: "That'll show you to use fancy moves on me... nothing can beat being punched out with a dark radio claw that explodes!"
Aribar: "Get 'im, Deloth!"
Deloth: "I will!"
Yurie (GM): No damage.
Deloth casts Slow on the Doorman, then Dragon Spirits him again.
Metal Man (GM): That be a failure, so it hits the Doorman.
The Doorman: "Grrr... Take THIS!" *He points his cane at Aribar, followed by a door opening in front of him and releasing a powerful wave of sonic energy.*
Aribar: "Gaah!!" *He is caught by surprise as the wave rips through his arcane armor and mantle.* "Gak!" *Is seriously weak.*
Metal Man preps up his next move, another Claw Assault. He runs up to the Doorman and viciously slashes at him with the Mythril Greatsword.
Metal Man (GM): 2 hits...
Metal Man uses his last action to cast Solution 9 on the Doorman.
Aribar quickly munches down two mushrooms while attempting to hold onto his sword and then casts his only spell that would even damage him: Terrobolt... No fancy description this time.
Garrick unloads a HUGE attack on this guy's punk ass. When it comes to this, he LEAPS into the air and brings his buster down, fully charged, to bear on the Doorman. He unloads a Fork Shot at him, smacking into him hopefully four times (if I'm right about this) and following up with a Hellfire spell right into his gut as he lands. He pants slightly after the Hellfire hits him, standing up. "...I've got to admit, you're pretty tough."
The Doorman: "Of course I am. Now, prepare to reap the whirlwind!"
Gujin: *...heal?* *...more heal?*
Gujin: "...You're welcome?"
Digifanatic appears into this crazy fray. "Sorry I'm a tad late!"
Gujin: *has no idea what he just did or how he did it...*
Digifanatic now waits for his turn if he needs to.
Yurie (GM): The Doorman snorts at the new guy, then whirls his cane and POINTS it at him. Digi is slowly lifted off the ground, then bounced off the ceiling, off the floor, against the ceiling again, then lands on the floor, finally.
Digifanatic: *Upon landing.* "Man that guy's crazy!"
Gujin shines his pretty golden Light Medallion, healing all. *MORE SHINE.*
Digifanatic runs up to Doorman with a Koopa Klaw.
Yurie (GM): *hit.* No damage.
Aribar is already kneeling on the floor from his Terrorbolt's spell... He expends even more life energy for yet ANOTHER Terrorbolt... Portals of arcane energy open up over the Doorman and two huge beams of lightning come down to fry the man to a crisp... Or at least for He then eats a Mushroom to recover lost health. His sword also drops to the ground with Dancing Blades over.
Garrick uses both of his turns to charge his buster full way, then uses the second of his three Heroic surges and charges the Doorman, getting full in his face as he unloads another Fork Shot, Point Blank, with his optics, and another point of damage thanks to Close Combat Shot.
Yurie (GM): The doorman yells out as he's, literally, blasted backwards...
Aribar: "Give up!"
The Doorman: "He-he-he... we're just getting started!"
Aribar gets ready for another super-spell session... One, two, three, Four bolts of Terrorism... Errm. . Terrorbolts... Head towards the Doorman!
Yurie (GM): Some more hits.
Aribar yet again looks drained... near death again...
Gujin: *SHINY SHINY.*
Yurie (GM): The Doorman growls, then points at Garrick...
Garrick: "I knew this was coming..."
Yurie (GM): Fail. Garrick is promptly lifted up and slammed, repeatedly, against the ceiling and floor.
Garrick hits the ground on his feet, groaning a bit. "Heh, that hurt... kinda..."
Gujin: "That happened to me once, I think..."
Digifanatic: "Ditto." *He goes up and does what he did last time: Koopa Klaw.* "I--" *He walks back, very frustrated.* "Sorry guys..."
Yurie (GM): Miss.
Garrick leaps over the Doorman, his buster blazing as he charges and fires another halfway charged Fork Shot at the idiot.
Yurie (GM): 3 hits!
Digifanatic braces himself, knowing it might be him.
Yurie (GM): The gentleman growls, then whirls his cane.
The Doorman: "I've had about enough of you!"
Yurie (GM): He then points the cane at Garrick. Garrick manages to get out of the way of the suctioning door.
Garrick: "That's odd..." *backflip backflip backflip vuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU* "I'm actually having fun myself!" He sends another halfway charged Fork Shot his way, seeing this is the only way he can really smack him around.*
Yurie (GM): 2 hits.
Gujin: *heals Aribar to full, then.*
Aribar doublecasts Terrorbolt.
Digifanatic walks in front, starts running, and goes for the two-handed Koopa Klaw.
Yurie (GM): DIGI ACTUALLY HITS.
Digifanatic walks back a bit more confident.
Yurie (GM): Suddenly, a door opens behind the Doorman...
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Aribar: "Piffle... Now what?!"
The Doorman: "?"
Garrick looks to the open door, his buster raising upward and shifting it's aim between the door and the Doorman.
Digifanatic: "It might be a trap... it MIGHT be."
Yurie (GM): The Doorman turns around...
Gujin: "This can only be good."
The Doorman: "What in blazes?? I thought I took care of that fool..."
Dimitrius steps through the door, wearing a star cape, a Magus hat, a spiritual shield, and in his right hand, he holds an ice wand. He smirks and swings his icewand in the air, sending a wave of freezing energy at The Doorman.
Yurie (GM): *HIT!*
Digifanatic: *muttering to the others* "...Who is he?"
Yurie (GM): The Doorman shouts in pain as the freezing wave slams into him.
Garrick: "Doesn't matter who he is, he's helping us, that's all that matters. Everyone, kick it up!"
The Doorman: "Blasted white mage. I'll deal with you AND these little duckies in one fell swoop! Fine then. Now I'm through playing games!"
Aribar: .oO(What? Whew... For a second I thought I had some competition...)
Yurie (GM): He taps the floor again... then raises both of his arms up, his jacket opening. Everyone except Ari, Garrick and Gujin are whirled around the room. The Doorman then slaps his cane down as millions of shurikans fly about the room, slicing everyone. This hits everyone.
Aribar hops up to avoid the spinning before falling to the floor and having all the Shurikens miss him.
Gujin pulls off a fantastic display of ability, but gets nicked by one.
Digifanatic is hit.
Dimitrius: "Who here is heavily hurt?"
Gujin: "I got it covered, don't worry about it."
Dimitrius nods then swings his Ice Wand again, sending another blast of ice at The Doorman.
Yurie (GM): Both miss.
Garrick spins in mid air to expertly dodge all the projectiles and everything else thrown at him. He brings his buster up and sends another half charged Fork Shot straight at him.
Yurie (GM): 2 hits!
Digifanatic does the same thing as last turn; two-handed Koopa Klaw. He walks back to the group after missing some more.
Gujin: *Heals everyone some more.*
Aribar: *Double Terrorbolt!*
Yurie (GM): Hit. The Doorman growls, then promptly points that cane of his at Garrick. And then points it at Ari.
Yurie (GM): Dodge! They both dodge the evil doors.
Gujin reckons Ari's gonna delay until after him. *heals the party then.*
Digifanatic goes up and does the standard two-hand Klaw.
Aribar just Terrorbolts in that case...
Garrick saves his last Heroic Surge and cranks him again with another in-your-face half charged Fork Shot.
Yurie (GM): 3 hits. The Doorman then zeroes in on Gujin...
Garrick: "Give it up, Doorman. You know you're gonna lose..."
Gujin: "..." *KILLED!*
Yurie (GM): A door appears in front of Gujin and hits him with a supersonic blast.
Gujin gets decked even more.
Yurie (GM): He is then repeatedly SLAMMED up and down against the ceiling and floor several times.
Garrick speeds up behind the stupid idiot and burries his buster in his back, unloading another Fork Shot, half charged, point blank into him.
Yurie (GM): They ALL HIT. And Garrick also critted.
Gujin: *Light Medallion Healing POWAH.* *He is fully healed.*
Aribar: *Terrah Bolt!*
Yurie (GM): The Doorman continues to assault Gujin. Gujin dodges the first gravity feild... but gets caught by the second and SLAMMED REPEATEDLY.
Garrick rolls, aims, charges, and blasts. Same old same old.
Yurie (GM): 1 hit... but it's a CRIT.
Aribar... does Two Terrorbolts.
Gujin: *blah blah Light Medallion blah blah.*
Metal Man re-appears after strangely having been frozen still. "...Sorry about that... the Deathmachine in combination with that other attack drained caused me to experience time travel." *He double-takes.* "...You're still fighting?" @_@
Gujin: "Really. Where did you go?"
Metal Man: "I stayed right here, but everything fastforwarded."
Gujin: "The guy's a fucking TANK."
The Doorman: "Grrrr... ENOUGH of this! I'm going to start pulling out the stops!"
Garrick: "We've worn him down quite a lot, though."
Gujin: "So you were in suspended animation?"
Yurie (GM): He slams his cane down into the floor.
Aribar jumps ... Double jumps...
Yurie (GM): Pretty much everyone gets bounced and slammed around the room. Some one, some twice, and some all three times.
Metal Man doesn't take any damage, despite any times he got hit.
Garrick growls slightly as he picks himself up from the hits, having taken some damage but not so much that it can't be healed by Gujin. "Really, you ought to try better than that."
Metal Man: "Okay... time for my own personal version of torture!"
Garrick: "Metal, wait!"
Metal Man: "What?"
Garrick: "Let's combo it... you, me, and Ari."
Metal Man: "...You go formulate that on your own. I'm taking it down myself!" *He opens his mouth, and shoots a cone of horribly sung Yellow Submarine music in the general direction of the Doorman.*
The Doorman: "GAAAAH! THE PAAAAAAAIN!"
Metal Man (GM): *BERSERK* *CONFUSE* *SILENCE*
Yurie (GM): He holds his ears... but seems to shrug off the status effects...
Metal Man: "And now, to finish off that great hit... with a sequel!" He pulls out a large 1920's vaccuum tube radio, and throws it at the evil Doorman. One could faintly hear it playing random Beatles songs.
Metal Man (GM): The Doorman dodges it.
Garrick growls as he follows up Metal's attacks, flanking him and halfway charging, then fully charging his buster with the use of his last Heroic Surge. He brings his buster up and fires off a fully charged Fork Shot, each large blue and white plasma blast streaking toward the idiotic Doorman.
Yurie (GM): They all hit.
Gujin starts off by fishing those two cube things out of his pocket, looking at them, and slotting them into his Mega Buster. Then he does what he's been doing the whole battle and uses the Light Medallion, bringing it down to 27 charges.
Aribar casts Elven Protection on himself. Along with Resistance.
Gujin: *Light Medallion.*
Metal Man scratches his chin. "Hmmmm..." He attacks the Doorman with a super-accurate charge attack.
Yurie (GM): The Doorman flicks his cane down at Metal. Metal dodges out of the way of the opening door. Then he dodges again. Then another door opens, sucking Metal in. Metal then promptly is thrown through a vortex of gravity, time and space, ripped apart and reconstituted, then promptly dumped back out the door.
Metal Man: *Another DING!* "Persistant bugger, aren't you?"
Aribar casts a single Terrorbolt.
Garrick just regular attacks the idiot, seeing as Metal's going to use that Deathmachine thing of his. Miss.
Metal Man: "Looks like I'm in luck. And now... for another DEATHMACHINE attack!"
Metal Man (GM): Tailwhip + Radio BOOOM + Claw Assault = Freaky Radio ATTACK. First thing, The Doorman takes damage equal to all his resistances put together. Then... 4 Airslash radio attacks. 2 hits. No resistances applied.
Aribar charges a Terrorbolt for a Team Blast thing...
Gujin does that healing thing he does so well, bringing the charges down to 24.
Garrick takes his turn and double charges on both actions.
Aribar: *Continues charging a non-chargable attack...*
Metal Man points his palm and the Doorman, and out of it comes a stream of fire... aimed to combine with the Terrorbolt and Fork Shot. "HEAT RAY!"
Yurie (GM): *UNITY ENERGY!*
Garrick looks to Metal and Ari, then just shakes his head slightly and brings up his buster, sending another HUGE forsome of plasma shots at 'em.
Aribar slowly stands up from the ground--which he has pretty much has been on since the second Terrorbolt--and summons up two portals of Terrorbolt on this guy... "Terrorbolt!"
Yurie (GM): HEAT RAY + TERRORBOLT + FORKSHOT = SOLAR FLARE! *The screen darkens as a sun appears behind the Questers. a huge solar flare leaps out of the sun, passing by the team members and THROUGH the Doorman, lashing at him with the fury of solar wind.*
Yurie (GM): The Questers BLOW this guy back and slam him against the opposite wall, cutting his health apart... ... and then he stands up slowly...
Gujin: "...Yeah, thanks for crushing my self-esteem even further."
Aribar is almost totally passed out on the floor... @_@
The Doorman: "...Very well then. You've left me no choice."
Metal Man: "Whaddaya mean? I barely do enough. And I've been taking this horrible damage! Ugh!"
Garrick growls lowly, panting slightly.
Yurie (GM): He taps his cane onto he floor, then stands there, feet spread as his coat begins to billow in the wind...
Gujin: "I suppose you want me to heal you now..."
Metal Man: "Sure."
The Dooman: "You will now face my full fury!!" *Doorman begins CHARGE!*
Metal Man: "...If this is bad, I'll run into his attack for everyone."
Yurie (GM): 1/3 charged.
Metal Man: "Yup. Bad. I'm gonna tackle him and start punching him."
Garrick: "Gotta drop him now..."
Metal Man is so heavy, it's more likely the floor would be torn up and blown away than for him to be picked up.
Gujin: *yawn... Light Medallion has 22 more charges.*
Garrick clenches his hand into a fist, his buster sliding back and his gloves and boots glowing, preparing to lay down some hand to hand smackdown next turn.
Yurie (GM): 2/3 charged.
Aribar slowly attempts to sit up before blasting this unholy creature of huge Health-ness with two Terrorbolts...
Yurie (GM): Auto-hit.
Metal Man: "Hey Gujin. What else can you do?"
Gujin: "Not much, really. All I have is this buster and..." *Gujin's buster suddenly starts flashing, slowly at first, then it slows down, before one final big flash, which reveals the buster to now be colored... olive and yellow?* "...Hey, my weapons are coming back!" *checks out the display on his buster to confirm that he is now, infact, using the Thunder Beam.* "Sweet. These got damadge in the crash, but now they're coming back." *He points his Mega Buster at Doorman, and fires, sending out 3 large, cracking beams of Electricity at the fellow.*
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Garrick charges his weapon halfway, then rushes up to the guy and gives him one last Fork Shot blast.
Yurie (GM): 1 hit.
Metal Man goes to Mr. Doorman, then rudely goes to disarm him.
Yurie (GM): The cane goes flying.
Gujin: "Hah! No cane for you!"
The Doorman: "...that wasn't very nice, you know?"
Metal Man: "Now! Someone grab that and bonk him on the head with it!"
Yurie (GM): Fully charged!!! He promptly snaps his fingers and his cane floats up and begins to rapidly split into dozens of canes. Each cane flies out and slides into where the doorknobs should be... *CLICK.*
Aribar: "Pi... ffle..."
Metal Man: "...I should have done it earlier so I could disrupt it!"
Yurie (GM): "Nothing can stop this!"
Aribar: "... Look! A distraction!"
Garrick runs straight at the idiot, growling fully, and bringing his half charged hand straight up into his jaw, a surge of plasma arching into him. "Shut UP!"
Metal Man: "Wait... maybe I can use this to some sort of useful use..." *ponders if the Wand of Wonder could do something better than just damage...*
The Doorman: "Don't count on it. Hehehe..."
Metal Man: "...That's it! We have to break one of those doors, and stab the Wand of Wonder into it!"
Metal Man: "Watch me!"
Yurie (GM): One can see the Doorman's mask... twitch? It's... smiling now.
Metal Man: "...Hmmm... I have a better idea..." *He runs up to the doorman and CHOPS HIS MASK OFF.* *Super Accuracy Attack.*
Yurie (GM): *...crick...* A small crack appears on the Doorman's mask..
Metal Man: "Break that mask! It's the source of his power!" .oO(Next I'll be saying 'Slay him Frodo!!!!!' Man, I need to lay off the reality-melting puns.)
The Doorman: "You poor, ignorant fool... do you really think I even NEED a physical form?"
Garrick: "That is IT! I am SOOOO blasting you into next week!"
Aribar aims the two Terrorbolt portals towards the mask... And blasts him!
Metal Man: "No. But I do know that you will have to locate your head after... it's broken."
Garrick growls and charges his buster up nice a strong as he pushes a Hellfire spell into it. Then he growls and brings his buster up, blasting the stupid idiot with a HELLFIRE CHARGE!
Yurie (GM): Hit.
Garrick blasts the damn idiot in the mask.
Yurie (GM): Garrick's final blast hits the Doorman right in the mask... ! *CRack... crack... crack... carackcraakcrackcrack!!!
Garrick: "I thought I told you to shut your stupid masked mouth, you crazy checkered psycho."
Metal Man: "E Li Three is the only true mental torture agent!"
Garrick reaches into his jacket and pulls out his Dex. "Mewtwo, we need immediate warp outta here. I gotta feeling this place is going to be doing something other than standing up and still."
Aribar: "... I hurt in places I didn't know I had..." *Is still laying on the floor. He took more than several times his health in damage this battle...*
Yurie (GM): The mask explodes... revealing... a small red door where his face should be... his clothes promptly quiver, red steam sliding out as the door clicks open, revealing white light. The mist is absorbed into it before it shimmers... then evaporates.
Gujin: *And Gujin healed it all away and then some.* "..." *Zelda Boss Death music plays while this happens.*
Yurie (GM): His clothes and cane lands on the floor for the taking.
Gujin picks up the cane.
Metal Man looks at the clothes.
Aribar crawls over to sheath Moonlight and then falls asleep.
Metal Man: "Hey Gujin. If that cane is good, I can give you this far better wand of wonder!"
Yurie (GM): Gujin receives: Dimensional Cane.
Metal Man: "Can I pay you 10,000 coins for it?"
Garrick checks the heaped clothing for anything that could be used or converted into ammunition.
Metal Man: "...You can have my CAC?" *He grabs the clothes quickly.*
Yurie (GM): The clothing is very fine silk clothing... one could probably wear it. Metal Man receives Doorman's Suit.
Gujin looks the cane over.
Garrick shrugs and awaits that warp.
Aribar: "Zzzzzz... Zzzzz..."
Locos: "I've felt my warmth spot go suddenly to a size 3... which means one thing... Ricky; take care of the salvaging. They're done..."
Gujin: "...So... door?"
Yurie (GM): The doors then all swing open, filling the room with light... when it fades, everyone reappears in the Big room.
Metal Man: "Eh."
Gujin: "...And we're done!"
Yurie (GM): Mewtwo hovers there.
Locos takes his platform and high tails it to the Headquarters of the Questers.
Metal Man: "This clothes looks only good enough for a disguise..."
Aribar sleeps some more... A little bag with 1000 coins for Gujin is hanging out of his pocket...
Mewtwo: "...that was fast... You guys have only been gone an hour..."
Metal Man: "Woah."
Garrick: "We've been fighting for six."
Metal Man (GM): Razor, Yurie, and Gujin suddenly now have 1 random cube each.
Gujin slots that in... He takes the coins too.
Razor glances around. "Uhh... wait... how did I get here?"
Locos: "...I need to reach them quick, congratulate them, then wait at the front door..."
Metal Man: "...You weren't there... Good question. Maybe the warp-machine complex broke?"
Locos takes the rotating platform at full speed. He can't risk it any more.
Garrick: "Very carefully. Are we going to be rewarded for this mission, Mewtwo?"
Metal Man: "...Wait... that means someone tampering with the machines..."
Gujin dexes the cane.
Yurie (GM): Everyone receives 3000 coins.
Metal Man (GM): Locos arrives at the front door.
Locos enters and dashes towards the uhh... general gathering place. Might be the big room perhaps where the Questers are?
Gujin waits for Dex to finish that scan of the cane.
Metal Man (GM): Locos actually gets in and flies in. *WHOOSH* Locos, with his platform, appears in the big room.
Locos arrives... a bit embarrased. He knows better than to fly in on a thing with a chair on it indoors ^_^;
Gujin checks to see if the Dex is ON.
Dex: *Bing!* "Dimensional Cane. Wand-type weapon. x1.5 Crit."
Locos: *clears throat.* "...I suppose uhh... ehhh!?!"
Joel: "...This can't be... a relative to my original owner is using that inferior machine..."
Locos: "Hi guys... uuhhh... Guj..?"
Dex: "Contains following specials."
Locos presses the button on the platform to make it fold many many times and go back into his backpocket.
Dex: "Invert Gravity: 5d6+5, Ref 30. Chaos Reverb: 3d6 Sonic Damage + Confusion (Will save)"
Locos: "So... how did the mission go? Anything challenging?"
Joel: "...That item he has is from a Quester Hunter..."
Locos whispers... "You be quiet."
Dex: "Dimensional Drop: Reflex 20. , No DC."
Metal Man follows Gujin's lead and scans the suit.
Dex: "Doorman's Suit. Armor."
Aribar wakes up in a little bit, yawns, and looks for Metwo... "Mewmix?"
Dex: "4 DR. 4 Slots."
Metal Man: "...That DR sucks. I sure hope it has something good on it."
Locos: "...Okay... seems some people got some new toys."
Dex: "+15 SR, Immunity: All Status Effects."
Locos: "I see what seems to be Sky... then metal and yur... but where's raz and ari?"
Gujin: "Sky? Who?"
Metal Man: "All status effects... that's good..."
Razor is... there... standing behind Locos... still looking rather confused...
Locos: "Ohh... right!!...sorry. It's Gujin, right? I've been on the moon far longer than a year... must've messed with my brain, huh."
Joel: "My former owner was Gujin."
Locos gets out Joel. He waves his finger in discipline at Joel. "I've told you time and time again! Don't go yammering without reason!"
Joel: "...Maybe you should switch dexes with him. That machine doesn't even talk on its own!"
Aribar trudges towards the shops to sell the Calcium for 495, but an Intelligence Rune Armlet, and 3 Rare Candies.
Locos: "...Gujin... is this really yours??"
Metal Man (GM): This weird DEX is vaguely familiar to Gujin. He must have found it on the floor in the other place he used to be.
Aribar: "Mewtwo? Meeew--Yaaaaawn--twoooo?" *He trudges around the stadium looking for the Mew of Twoness.*
Locos: "I can hear you behind me, Razor. You can come in if you want. Listen, I love to stay and chat... but the mission's done..."
Gujin: "Wouldn't know, haven't seen it."
Razor yawns. "Uh? Oh... hi..."
Locos: "It's been about... 2 minutes, so I uh... Well, gotta go!"
Metal Man: "So... what do you have to say???"
Locos dashes off to the entrance of the building, but still being inside.
Gujin: "Hand over the Dex... I hate it when they run..." *takes off after him.*
Metal Man (GM): Locos's being chased by Gujin.
Locos slows down. He begins to wait, and tapping his foot.
Metal Man (GM): Gujin catches up to Locos.
Gujin: "Now then, what's this about a Dex that's supposedly mine?"
Locos: "!!" *He looks to Gujin...* "I suppose you speak about Joel... the dex that belonged to the Gujin..."
Gujin: "That'd be me."
Locos pulls Joel out and opens it. "It's been a while since I seen ya... Joel's been quite a help. You see, some things have happened since you were gone..."
Aribar doesn't know what to do with 811 coins as he searches for Mewtwo.
Locos: "Like me buying this Advanced Smashdex. I wonder if any others are curious as to why I'm still here... they still have that tracker in my other backpocket... Joel, you want to return to your original owner?"
Gujin: "Funny thing. I don't remember a single thing you're talking about, or who you are for that matter."
Locos: "I'm sure you don't. Dimensions have that sort of tendency. I will exchange Joel for your Smashdex."
Locos: "A Lunarian never backs from a deal."
Joel: "...Good... I guess."
Gujin gives Locos his Smash Dex and hold his hand out for Joel.
Locos hands Joel to Gujin. He takes the Smash Dex from gujin. "Hmmm..."
Locos: "Ahh... it's the same model. Though less... talkative." *He puts away his new dex.*
Gujin: "Well... Nice doing business with you... I guess..."
Joel: "...That's weird. Where did you lose your arm, Gujin?"
Gujin: "...He? What?"