Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 90: Wacky, Airy Battles
Date: September 26th, 29th and 30th, 2004.
Garrick is currently in the R&R room, shooting some pool. His usual worn bomber's jacket it drapped over a nearby chair, his Z Buster just barely visible in a makeshift holster inside the jacket.
Deloth is sitting in his room, facing a computer and typing furiously.
Garrick: "...six ball... side pocket..." *crack... thunk.* "Cake..."
Deloth: "Gah, I need to take a break..." *He shuts off the computer and heads downstairs.* "This situation is looking dire, people. What're we going to do about the Hunters?"
Garrick continues knocking various colored balls into various pockets, calling out each shot as he does. "You need to calm down, Del."
Deloth: "Calm down? CALM DOWN?! 100 trillion Quester Hunters on the way, and you tell me to calm down?"
Deloth: "Sheeze... I'm heading to the shop." *He walks to G&W's muttering as he goes.*
Garrick rounds off his game with the eight ball in the corner pocket, as usual, and racks up a new game.
Aribar trudges into the R&R with a hawk on his head... He looks like the walking undead with all the lack of sleep lately. . The first place the elf heads to is the coffee machine.
Garrick: "...bah, I need a mission..."
Deloth purchases and uses a pair of 1-UP mushrooms.
Garrick looks to Aribar, then double takes "...erm... you look like crap."
Aribar: "Up... All night... Summoning... This evil hawk... That--Ow!" *The hawk pecks him on the head.* "... That keeps pecking me..."
Deloth heads back to the R&R. "Er, nice hawk... Although I can't really say the same for you."
Gujin is once again on the couch in R&R, flipping through the channels. "So why do you keep it?" *says this without looking up.*
Deloth: "What'd you do, get hit by a truck and dragged 10 feet?"
Aribar: "I wasted a day and 100 coins worth of material on summoning this familiar!"
Gujin: "So dump it and get another one."
Deloth: "You mean the hawk that keeps pecking you on the head?"
Aribar: *The hawk flies over and pecks Gujin on the head before landing on the TV.*
Deloth: "I'll roast that bird."
Aribar: "Still need to decide a name for the damned thing..."
Deloth takes out his Fire Rod and points it at the hawk.
Deloth: "Why not?" *He looks over at Ari.* "Give me a good reason on why I should spare that stupid chicken."
Aribar: "... Because he'll be a good scout on missions..." *The caffeine starts to wake him up.*
Gujin: "Not good enough." *He 's Mega Buster switches colors to Orange and Blue. Gujin then points it at the bird, and a stream of electricity streams out with a ball at the end, grabs the bird, and reels him back in.*
Deloth: "You hold, I'll toast." *He turns to the hawk and points the rod at it again."
Garrick: *Gujin suddenly finds the barrel of a much more enhanced buster at his temple.* "Let the bird go, Gujin..."
Deloth: "C'mon, let me roast the stupid bird."
Garrick: "Don't you KNOW what a familiar is, Del?"
Aribar: "N-no! Don't kill it!"
Deloth lowers the rod.
Gujin points his Mega Buster at Garrick, and shoots the hawk at him. The hawk isn't harmed, just launched.
Aribar: "..." *Twitch.*
Deloth: "Alright, fine. I'll spare that stupid chicken. But if he tries to peck me, it's off to the great KFC in the sky."
Garrick grabs his jacket and flips it around, catching the bird in it and letting it go gently.
Aribar: "I COULD enchant it with Electric Grasp and zap you with it... Thanks, Garrick."
Gujin then goes back to channel surfing.
Garrick: "You need to work on your aim, Guji."
Gujin: "I wasn't looking."
Garrick: "Excuses rationalize failure."
Gujin: "Just go back to your pool game."
Garrick goes back to his pool game, his buster tucked back into his jacket, which is on his body now.
Hawk: (In elven) "... That idiot with the gun should have his eyes pecked out..."
Garrick: "...your bird just talked, Ari. In what, I don't know..."
Aribar: "Eheheh... Just ignore its rambling... Oh, you can call it Suru... Yes... That is a good name..."
Garrick: "Heh... just don't let him go hunting for Pikachu." *He smirks to Ari as he smacks the twelve ball into one of the corners.*
Gujin: "Just keep it away from my head and we'll get along fine."
Aribar twitches... "Okay... Maaaaaybe I should tell those infernal pokemon to not eat, flame, electrify, or... Killerize 'im... I'll be back..." *Leaves the room, the hawk following.*
Garrick chuckles as he cracks the cue ball into a few more of the colors, rounding out his next game easily. He sighs as he finishes, clipping his stick back onto the holder before stepping out to go do some buying.
Metal Man (GM): Later... the group is assembled at the Big Room, now redone to look like some sort of large meeting table.
Deloth: "Okay, what are we going to do about the Hunters?"
Garrick: "...like what you've done with the place, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Dire times require dire measures."
Locos Docos falls from the ceiling of the closet again and tumbles out.
Deloth: "So, what's the plan?"
Garrick glances at Deloth and sighs, shaking his head, then looks to Mewtwo and waits for his answer.
Mewtwo: "Well, the Quester Hunter invasion is inevitable. All we can do is divert and destroy them."
Yurie: "I'm assuming a full frontal assault on the QH's flagship?"
Locos Docos gets up and dusts himself off.
Mewtwo: "Yes... to an extent."
Digifanatic: (to Locos) "You okay, dude? Wait, do you even know me?"
Locos Docos: "I've been meditating on current events..."
Garrick leans back in his chair "To what extent?"
Mewtwo: "You see, the army and airships are invincible together..."
Locos Docos gets a small champagne glass, pours in some Coca-cola, swirls it around, and sits in his chair.
Mewtwo: "Attacks on either part result in being shot from the other."
Digifanatic: "Oh wow..."
Locos Docos sips.
Digifanatic: "That's understandable."
Locos Docos: "This seems quite different from our last encounter with them."
Mewtwo: "But if we split them up..."
Yurie: "We'll remove their advantage."
Garrick: "Yes, but how do you plan on splitting them up?"
Mewtwo: "Yes. There is both the solution... and another problem."
Digifanatic: "What? "
Mewtwo: "They have been instructed to stay together."
Yurie: "Terrific. By Denon I assume?"
Mewtwo: "Of course."
Locos Docos: "Last time I knew, Zio was in charge."
Mewtwo: "The only way to split them apart is to force them together. Two separate groups must advance on two separate sides. Using the MTAs, of course. Anyone on foot would be murdered."
Digifanatic: "That's very risky."
Yurie: "So a Pincer attack..."
Mewtwo: "We have no choice... if they get too close, we're finished anyway! Not even the entire Cornerian fleet could dispatch them."
Locos Docos: "..." *He gulps down his final bit.*
Garrick: "Excuse me, Mewtwo, but how are two groups of three or four going to deal with an entire army and air force?"
Locos Docos: "What's in charge this time?"
Mewtwo: "Denon is in charge of them."
Yurie: "...who said it's a groups of three or four?"
Mewtwo: "He is a mysterious figure that has no history. That, and... you're Questers... you're more like 300 to 400 against them!"
Yurie: "I'm assuming we have no reinforcements, Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: "We have the Cornerian fleet and the smashers on hold, but they have to protect the stadium."
Locos Docos: "I'm not concerned about the fleet. I'm concerned on what Denon is..."
Mewtwo: "He is a highly advanced ghost from some unknown time."
Locos Docos looks to the others from his own stare-off spot.
Garrick: "Whatever. So, we split into two groups, take them from either side. And then what? Blow them all up?"
Mewtwo: "The Cornerian fleet and Smashers will help you do that."
Yurie: "Our MTA's aren't good in engaging small targets..."
Mewtwo: "That... and you could drive them into the forest..."
Garrick: "We better have more than just Pikachu or something when it comes to blowing them to bits..."
Yurie: "What do you think the Fleet's for? Besides, we also have the Star Fox squadron, right Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: "Complete with the Cornerian Fleet."
Locos Docos: "...Maybe this is the true QH Army."
Mewtwo: "Now then... we have nothing else to do. Get going. Metal will come later."
Deloth solemnly walks to the garage.
Locos Docos: "One more question..."
Garrick stands up, but then looks to Locos before he turns to leave.
Locos Docos: "...Suppose the forces two years ago were just a bunch of elite powerful vampires who incidentally had the name Quester Hunters..."
Digifanatic waits for the question.
Locos Docos: "You suppose it is coincidence?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth reaches the garage.
Mewtwo: "They did it on purpose. They have Meier Link himself! The rest of them would be back if they hadn't been so completely destroyed..."
Editor's Note: Ironically, Meier Link was more permanently destroyed than any of the other Quester Hunters. Silly past me.
Deloth gets in his MTA and starts warming it up. "5 Questers against 100 trillion Quester Hunters..."
Locos Docos: "Maybe... but perhaps Meier Link is just an illusion..."
Deloth smiles a bit. "Seems unfair to the Hunters."
Locos Docos: "And that these machines are the true Hunters."
Digifanatic starts heading out towards the garage.
Garrick: "Locos, stop getting so technical and let's just go kick some ass." *He turns around and heads for the garage.*
Yurie sighs, making her way to the cafeteria and getting a styrofoam cup of cranberry juice, then steps onto the elevator and rides it down.
Locos Docos: "Going into battle without knowing your enemy is suicidal!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi goes to the garage and gets in an MTA.
Mewtwo: "We know this enemy... unless... you know more?"
Locos Docos: "..." .oO(At least we have *some* knowledge.) "No more than you."
MTA: "Beeep... reconfiguring for new User: Digifanatic."
Locos Docos keeps going down.
Yurie (GM): *plays A World Without Danger.*
Mewtwo: "Records indicate you experienced some sort of attack from them..."
Metal Man (GM): Digifanatic takes a second to get used to the controls... then takes off, ahead of everyone else.
Deloth: "Pheh." *He takes off.*
Yurie slides out of the elevator, sipping on her drink as she walks over to her MTA, then leaps up into the open cockpit of the Tsiphone Custom.
Mewtwo: "If you are going to participate, I suggest you go now, Mr. Locos."
Locos Docos: "... Aye aye, sir."
Mewtwo: "I'll hold down the fortress."
Locos Docos does this and that, and heads downstairs and to start up the MTA.
Garrick hops into his own MTA, watching Digi and Del blast off before everyone else. He flips a few switches in his own Jackknife Custom, which he tricked out as best as he could.
MTA: "Activating Mobile Transport Combat Trace System."
Garrick: *comm.* "What do you think, Yur?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Digi lead the pack. There's a large army on the horizon.
Deloth: "Hrmm... Looks bad."
Yurie stands there, tossing her cup out of the closing cockpit as a holoscreen slides around her, forming a wireframe as gravity units stabilize the cockpit... "Not to bad... but watch this... activate!!" *The Tsiphone Custom's six wings fold out, the two normal wings joined by two larger, feathered wings... the Tsiphone slides out and into the launch platform. then boosts out, leaving behind trails of pure white light.*
Garrick rolls his eyes, then guns the throttle of his own MTA, shooting out of the garage and into the air, sliding into formation behind Yurie.
Locos Docos has his window hatch closed... so he can't see where he's going..
Yurie: *The Tsiphone soon catches up to the others... her MTA apparently -much- faster than before.*
Metal Man (GM): Everyone in MTAs hears an incoming transmission.
Deloth turns on the comm screen.
Fox: "Hello. I'm here to help you."
Yurie (GM): *A comm-screen pops up.*
Deloth: "Well, you're a welcome sight, I must say."
Yurie: "Good to see you again Mister McCloud... you and your boys up for a stroll through enemy territory?"
Fox: "Now then, we won't help you yet, just because... you're the only guys certified to do this!"
Locos Docos opens his hatch to find out where the MTA has taken his captive.
Garrick: "Listen to her, she sounds like a veteran buzzboy. ...er... girl."
Fox: "Now then, you guys need to split up."
Deloth: "Any particular groups?"
Metal Man: "So... either go left or right of the oncoming attack craft."
Garrick: "It doesn't matter, but try to keep the spacing even." *He zooms off toward the right.*
Deloth follows Garrick.
Yurie: "Right. You heard the fox boys... split up. Digi, you're with me."
Yurie leans to the left, the wings flaring and blasting forwards.
Metal Man (GM): Digi's MTA follows Yurie.
Locos Docos: "Ayyeeeyaaa... Iii'mmm tttrrayyiinn to conntrolll this thing that's outtta coonnnttruuullll agaiinnnn."
Peppy: "Use the R button to barrel roll!"
Yurie: "I don't need no stinking buttons..."
Falco: "I told you, there is no R button on an MTA!"
Peppy: "What? Oh."
Garrick: "He's living in the past..."
Fox: "Locos, head off, before you fly into that oncoming army!"
Garrick: "Shut up, Del."
Yurie: "Gentlemen, keep the chatter to a minimum."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Garrick are right group.
Deloth sets his comm screen to stay on and to the side.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie and Digi are left group.
Locos Docos: "YYeeaaaa Iii cannn''tt tell me llleefftt from my riiight."
Metal Man (GM): Locos is heading straight towards his doom. Locos starts getting hit by stray laser fire.
Fox: "Turn now, before it's too late!"
Locos Docos: "Daaahhhh--eehhhh llookk ouuutt cause hheeerre I cooomme." *He forces his blasted MTA to turn left and downwards.*
Metal Man (GM): Locos is now left as well.
Locos Docos skids to a halt after having to choke his own machine to the point of breakage.
Yurie: "Alright then... Digi, keep up. Locos, you've flown one of those things before, stop fooling around!"
Metal Man (GM): We start with left group.
Locos Docos turns it to complete manual control.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie, Locos, and Digi reach the side.
Fox: "Now, Left group, this is your time to shine. You have to shoot down those cruisers."
Metal Man (GM): There are three cruisers.
Yurie: "Alright then... activating all-range mode!"
Fox: "You have to hit them in the bridge area."
Metal Man (GM): There are three Venomian cruisers.
Yurie flares her MTA's wings, the 'skirt' disconnecting and sliding back to reveal the MTA's legs. two small spheres float out of the shoulders as a beam of energy forms in its hand...
Metal Man (GM): They're like mini Star Destroyers. Digi goes into all range mode...
Yurie: "Alright then... let's dance..."
Metal Man (GM): Locos's MTA flies out of view.
Yurie: "Let's see how this will mess them up..." *He 's hands flare out as the spheres open up. Many, many spheres float out, then begin to pulse rapidly, whipping around the feminine MTA.* "STARLIGHT RONDO!!" *He sweeps her hands forwards, the starbursts lancing towards one of the destroyers, aiming for the bridge.*
Metal Man (GM): 3 hits. It's almost destroyed.
Yurie the small bursts zing forwards and explode like small novas along the bridge.
Metal Man (GM): Digi flies up to that carrier to finish it off. 1 hit. It is crippled, crashing. 2 of them left.
Random Venomian Officer: "You're insane! You can't destroy us all! Concentrate fire on the insane one with the wings!"
Metal Man (GM): They fire all their weapons at Yurie.
Yurie: "Try to stop me!!"
Metal Man (GM): *CRIT.* Hmmm... all it does is hit the cockpit, doing nothing but shaking things up.
Random Venomian Officer: "Oh no! She's too fast! We need backup!"
Yurie's boosters flash... allowing her to slide and barrel roll out of the way of the blasts as she darts in, thrusting the laser-blade version of the Nightingale into one of the bridges, releasing a Slice and Dice.
Metal Man (GM): All hit the slow, and pathetic cruiser.
???: "What? The Questers? ...I'll take you down!"
Metal Man (GM): The Cruiser isn't quite dead... until a HUGE blue superlaser destroys it and its partner.
Yurie: "...what the??"
Metal Man (GM): A mysterious winged MTA clone flies in... it's got wings, and is completely red, weilding a razor-sharp looking frisbee.
Dex: "...DING!" 'Violet with unknown MTA clone. HP: 6000. STR: ??? DEX: ??? CON: ??? INT: ??? WIS: ??? CHA: ??? Defense: 30. DR: 25. SR: 30. Unknown model MTA. Assumed to be derivative of Sora's stolen MTA.'
Digi: "...Don't worry. I'll take care of this!"
Metal Man (GM): She flies in towards the mysterious MTA, at ramming speed.
Yurie: "Who the heck is Violet..."
Violet: "The best Quester Hunter in existence!" She immediately hits Digi with the discus, causing his MTA to fly out of control.
Digifanatic: "Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!" He disappears, crashing.
Yurie smirks at the violet-hooded Hunter in her Comm screen... "So... what do you want, 'Violet.'"
Violet: "The destruction of all of you traitors! You... you deceived us! With your false promises... I am too high a caliber to endure the unprofessionalism of these so-called 'Questers'! And now, to show you what a true professional fights like!"
Yurie: "Unprofessional?? Alright... now you're -mine- Miss Thang..."
Metal Man (GM): Violet's MTA spins around once, then takes the discus and throws it at Yurie's MTA. *SMASH.* It does no perceivable damage... but the right arm is now disabled.
Violet: "Just think, if I wanted to, I could have chopped that arm off! Ha ha ha ha!"
Yurie: "Ha-ha-ha this... STARLIGHT RONDO!" *She retailates with a single large blast of light.*
Metal Man (GM): Violet's MTA avoids it with a dance-like dive.
Violet: "Nice try..."
Yurie boosts upwards, circling along with the red MTA.
Razor: "HELLFIRE!!!" The familiar cry sounds over the comms as a dark green, black, and white figure blazes past the mysterious MTA, trailing a series of black fireballs before streaking over to Yurie's side. It comes to a sudden halt... finally offering a clear look at Razor's MTA, its large wings flapping at the air, its form slender, and its armor green and black. It grips a pair of short, three-pronged energy blades in its hands. "...sorry I'm late..."
Yurie: "Looks like the cavalry is here!"
Metal Man (GM): Violet is hit by 3 of those, 1 of those...
Yurie: "What kept you Raz?"
Violet: "There's another one of you! Blast... I shouldn't have used my cannon so quickly!"
Razor: "Bleh... sorry Yur. I was... kinda sleeping..."
Yurie: "Razor, keep her off of me while I deal with this busted arm."
Razor: "I'll do my best..."
Violet: "You'll regret that!"
Metal Man (GM): She glows, then points at Razor. A stream of runes encircle her... and a huge lightning bolt flies at Razor. The bolt flies out, and blows a huge crater in the ground.
Violet: "You're a tough one. Looks like I'll have to bring out the big guns..."
Razor: "Oooo... sounds interesting..."
Yurie pulls up the vid screen and initiates repairs.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie succeeds. Arm repaired.
Yurie: "Back in action!"
Violet: "Why must you Questers always be so persistent?"
Razor nods. "Good to hear that..." He crosses his arms across his chest and charges with black energy. "Because it's our job! Now... DIE!" He seems to blink out for a moment, rushing directly at her before swinging his blades high over his head and bringing them slashing down, unleashing another stream of fireballs in her face as he passes by before flipping overtop of her and thrusting his blades out at her back.
Metal Man (GM): 1... 2... hits. That thing seems to be super-nimble... because of a box on the back of it. It's labeled 'Quester Hunter Supercharger.'
Yurie: .oO(...a turbo accelerator?)
Violet: "...You may have seemed to have a chance before... but now... it's time for you to taste defeat!" She takes the diska, and spins it up. ...Then, it starts throwing laser projections of itself everywhere! They go for both Razor and Yurie.
Razor grunts as his MTA takes a beating... all the way down to near no energy left. "Ow! Yurie... could use a bit of that speedup trick of yours..."
Yurie is torn APART by the slicers...
Violet: "Hah! Already I am close to beating out everyone else on defeating Questers!"
Yurie: "Don't... get... cocky... HASTEGA!!! *She casts Hastega on herself, then Hastegas Razor, then loads a... Maxshroom into her MTA, instantly restoring all of its Frame.
Razor unleashes the DOUBLEHELLFIRECOMBOOFDOOOOOOOOOOOM! upon Violet, primarily targeting the Supercharger on her back... then puts a normal mushroom into his MTA... >.>
Metal Man (GM): 8 hits.
Razor: One crit on top, one crit on the bottom...
Metal Man (GM): *BAMMO* It explodes, tearing a hole in the back of the MTA.
Violet: "Grrrrr... WORTHLESS QUESTER HUNTER MACHINE!"
Metal Man (GM): *KABOOOOOM* The machine explodes. More like, self-incinerates. ...And in the center of it is some strange Quester Hunter wearing one of those masks. And cloaked in the purple hoodie... with white wings...
Yurie: "...oh no... not another mask-wearing fruitcake..."
Violet: "FRUITCAKE???? THAT'S IT!!! YOU'RE GOING DOWN!"
Razor: "...eh? I'd say more like... shortcake..."
Metal Man (GM): ...The... thing... charges at Yurie's MTA, literally causing a trail of flames from the speed. *SLAM* Yurie's MTA is hit. Violet has smashed through the head of the thing, and is now INSIDE facing Yurie.
Violet: "You won't be able to hide inside such a pathetic tin can! Surrender now or face destruction!"
Metal Man (GM): Violet pulls out her slasher and throws it, causing mass destruction inside the MTA.
Yurie: "GAAAAAH!!" *She crouches, the disc slamming and slashing at the electronics as she... vanishes?*
Computer: "DANGER! DANGER! MASSIVE DAMAGE! UNABLE TO MAINTAIN FLIGHT! CRASH LANDING! DAN-*BOOM*"
Violet: "...Where did she go? I wasn't through!" *Smashes the main controls in with her bare fist.* "...At any rate... you're next!" She points at Razor.
Fox: "...I'm coming in to help you guys... while the army has stopped to stare, it appears they are confident you will be destroyed!"
Violet: "Has to be somewhere... unless she has that evil Smithy device... that thing is the only reason I don't have that worthless Fallen Quester's head!"
Yurie: *A soft flutter is the only hint as Yurie... reappears, her cloak fluttering as it turns back to it's blue-purple color as her sword slices out. and SLICE AND DICES Violets but with a Hastega multi slash.
Violet: "What? Argh!"
Fox: "Just hold on... these ships are giving me a hard time..."
Metal Man (GM): All hit but one.
Yurie: "Eat enchanted steel, you purple BITCH!"
Metal Man (GM): Violet stumbles back, with a big bleeding cut on her face... then laughs.
Violet: "Nice try... next time, try using something sharper!"
Yurie: "...no... bloody... way." O.O
Violet: "You are a great fighter. It is a shame you serve with such amateurs... and continue to persist when you know there's no way to escape!"
Yurie: .oO(Not even Nightingale could disable her...)
Violet: "Join us... we're nothing but the best! Well... except for that Ruvyn... he's just an idiot with a big weapon... I am unmatched in all of Nintendus. Not even Metal Sonic can defeat me!"
Yurie: "...who the hell are you..."
Violet: "An old friend... hehehehehe... ahhahahahahaha!"
Razor pushes forward, the cockpit flying open. He blazes out and zips towards Yurie's MTA... following the same route in that Violet had made... he tries to scan.
Dex: "...Unable to scan..."
Razor lands in, ready and raring to go... his blades are already crackling with emerald energy. "I don't believe you belong in here!" He flips around her, coming to Yurie's side before lunging in, delivering a series of furious slashes at the air in front of her... massive waves of green energy would slam into Violet... good ol' Annihilate!
Yurie: "Tell your masters to go to hell... when you see them there!"
Metal Man (GM): 6 hits... She manages to keep up her speed.
Yurie dives away from the incoming blasts...
Violet: "You're forgetting something... I am my own master... and soon to be theirs!"
Violet: "It is about time I finished this! I summon the powers of Hatred to my side!"
Metal Man (GM): She is engulfed in a red glow...
Razor: "Uhh... eep?"
Violet: "And now... for my ultimate attack... GRANTS! GRANTS! GRANTS! GRANTS! GRANTS!" The entire area is engulfed in white arrows of light, which TEAR through the MTA... and concentrate on hitting Razor.
Metal Man (GM): Only one hit... Also, the MTA is pretty much FUBAR right now. It's being held in the air merely by Violet's magic.
Razor grunts and stumbles back. "Gah!"
Dex: "...Possible weakness found. She appears to be weak against attacks to her slasher."
Razor smirks towards Yurie. "Do it..."
Violet: "Lies! Lies! Wretched device! You're next!"
Yurie smirks, then whips her blade out, striking at the slasher to DISARM her!
Metal Man (GM): Yurie knocks it away, causing a massive explosion. The mask actually disappears... so does the cloak... but whoever's under all that disguise still covers her face. She's wearing some sort of futuristic clothes.
Yurie: "...who the..."
???: "...You fools... that was the seal on my power... now I can do what I want! Ha ha ha----... Who are you... and why are we in the middle of the air? ...Why am I covering my face?"
Yurie: "! RAZOR! GRAB HER!"
???: "...And then there's the issue of why I am alive at this moment... It can't be... are you Zio's minions?"
Yurie: "No... we're Questers..."
Metal Man (GM): She backs off, pulling out a different, all metallic slasher.
Razor declines such action, instead going around to the other side of her, blocking off the exit, just in case.
???: "Questers? ...There has to be something wrong here... I died fighting Zio long ago!"
Yurie: "...I saw your picture in the archives... you're..."
Alys: "Alys Brangwin... former Quester... and currently confused over what is going on..."
Metal Man (GM): Alys turns to look outside, and stares at the armada.
Alys: "...Who built THAT?"
Yurie: "The -real- Quester hunters... now we need to get out of here before this MTA starts falling!" *He pulls out her Dex and taps it.* "Mewtwo, we need a warp, NOW!"
Alys: "Oh. Don't worry. I can keep it aloft... with this."
Mewtwo: "...Come in... come in... we're--" *static.* "--hel--" *cuts out.*
Metal Man (GM): Alys pulls out a red chaos emerald.
Yurie: "Still, I'd like to be as far away from Denon as possible... crap..." *She blinks... then stares.*
Yurie: "Is... that what I think it is??"
Alys: "I found this rock in that other-realm that I was sent to after killing Zio. Looked like heaven... until this Fat man started summoning machines on me..."
Yurie: "...one of the Emeralds... Look... Alys... do you think you can get us back to HQ with that?"
Alys: "I blasted those things to bits and stole that from him. That's when..."
Alys: "No... I don't even know how it works, only that it can repair and protect machines. Yes... there was this fat man in heaven... sending robots after me!"
Yurie: "...mind repairing my MTA now? You kinda wrecked it... while you were being controlled."
Alys: "...I see."
Metal Man (GM): She closes her eyes, and concentrates. *FLASH* MTA insta-repaired.
Yurie: "Apparently, you were under Denon's control... as a Quester Hunter..."
Alys: "...Believe it or not, I remember something else... before him... The gem made me serve this large machine filled with glowing cubes... those robes aren't standard Quester Hunter material... rather... Fallen Quester material!"
Razor: "Sounds interesting... really could use the information... but, uhh... what about them?" He points down.
Alys: "I was there... in that satellite you destroyed... it was after the crash my memory was erased."
Yurie: "Um... we can chat later... now lets get OUT OF HERE!"
Alys: "What were you here for, anyways?"
MTA: "MOBILE TRANSPORT TRACER SYSTEM ACTIVATED."
Alys: "I'd like to repay my debts to you before you go."
Yurie: "We're supposed to be infiltrating the flagship... oh?"
Alys: "Oh, those things. Allow me."
Metal Man (GM): She leaps out, and flies into the armada...
Alys: "Just a minute!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* *BOOM* *SLASH* *CRASH.*
Yurie: "...I'm scared now... not for her... for the Hunters..."
Metal Man (GM): She leaps from ship to ship, smashing it to bits with the Slasher.
Razor: "Uhhh... huh..."
Metal Man (GM): They start retreating... only to be hit by the Cornerian fleet.
Denon (Comms): "They've captured and freed Alys! Full retreat! I mean it, retreat!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* *BAM* Alys returns, a devilish grin on her face... and a large chunk out of a Venomian Star Cruiser in her other hand.
Alys: "Now then. Let's get out of this dump."
Yurie just... gapes.
Razor: "Uhhh... wow... have fun...?"
Alys: "They have Meier Link, and I don't want him to come and get us... he's actually as strong as I am... Hasn't Metal explained any of this to you?"
Yurie: "...not really..."
Alys: "...Not surprising. I'll have to tell you later."
Metal Man (GM): *Everyone gets back to HQ.*
Metal Man (GM): Yet another while later...
Digifanatic waits around in Big Room, waiting to talk to someone.
Metal Man (GM): Alys is in R and R, just resting after that incredible destruction she leveled on the incoming Quester Hunter army.
Yurie is also in R&R, with her own glass... "So you used to be one of the older Questers..."
Locos Docos hangs from the vertical that he recently installed on the ceiling. He hangs onto it by wrapping around it with his legs and are able to lock. He also sips down more Coca-cola from his wine glass.
Alys: "...One of the first Questers, but NOT the oldest."
Yurie: "No wonder you ripped the army apart... considering what experience you've had as a Quester, not to mention the stuff with Robotnik..." *He sips her glass, gently rubbing her eyepatch.*
Alys: "He was pathetic in comparison to Zio. He had a curse that kept him alive as long as I was."
Digifanatic sighs and looks at Alys. "I dunno how to say this or why I'm saying this, but I guess we meet again."
Alys: "If I had not done as I had, you would still be endangered by his immortality, no matter how many of his armies you destroyed."
Locos Docos does a major creaking noise just to loosen up and move along the sides of the pole. It extends from one side to another."
Alys: "I shouldn't be here right now. It might have negative effects and even revive him if we're not lucky..."
Yurie glances at Digi, still gently rubbing her eyepatch.
Locos Docos sips some more.
Alys: "Where did you get that eyepatch?"
Yurie: "I doubt it... I think you were sent to the X-Zone... like Robotnik was..."
Locos Docos: "Bad mitten accident. I witnessed."
Yurie: "Oh... this? It's a long story..."
Locos Docos: "Realm that connects places like this world, your dimension, etc."
Alys: "Well, I most clearly died."
Yurie: "Yeah... X-Zone... it's sort of like a space between dimensions or something... seen it as well. It's where I got this eyepatch..."
Alys: "What are dead people like me doing in there?"
Yurie: "Who said you were dead?"
Alys: "If I wasn't dead... Zio would still be alive as well."
Locos Docos: "Actually... whoa... WHOA!!" *He falls down with a large thud... he landed on his back.*
Digifanatic: (to locos) "You okay?"
Alys: "...What do you think you're trying to do, Locos? Make me remember Klumsy?"
Yurie shrugs, still rubbing the eyepatch gently.
Alys: "Oh well. You have that twerp to help you up."
Digifanatic: (to Yurie) "She means me, huh?"
Alys: "Now then, there's a mission of importance that must be done to prevent several bad things. I have an idea about what happened. There is something wrong with the way dimensions fit together. I only know this because I am here, despite the fact I died."
Yurie: "True... and if you're curious about my eyepatch..."
Locos Docos: "With you, there's always something wrong."
Alys: "Shaddup, you MORON. I don't see you destroying many armadas by yourself. What happened to you, anyway? You've all of a sudden gotten this very irritating attitude. ...It seems to have infected everyone... I sure hope this isn't an alternate dimension, or we're all doomed."
Locos Docos takes his time getting up. About two minutes total.
Alys: "I couldn't survive fighting two Zios at once..."
Metal Man (GM): Alys sighs and leans back, obviously tired.
Locos Docos finally stands and dusts himself off, shaking off any of the pain that remained.
Digifanatic: "I don't mean to be irritating. Heck, I've really tried to be a lot more mature since I came back. And I believe I have. "
Yurie shrugs, then slowly raises the eyepatch, revealing her blinded eye... which is now solid green, no pupil, no white. The flesh around it is also slightly scarred, like her hand. She then slides it back down.
Alys: "But something is obviously wrong... what is it with people... ick! What happened there?"
Digifanatic: "Oh my gosh..."
Locos Docos: "A frickin'... bad mitten accident!"
Alys: "...Unless she was handling some sort of cursed mitten, I doubt that is true."
Yurie: "I got blasted when I went into the X-Zone to shut down Smithy's doomsday machine, which was powered by the Master Emerald... when I smashed the stone, I got a bit... blasted."
Locos Docos rubs his chin with his thumb... curious.
Yurie: "Course, it also smashed my sword into tiny pieces when I did the Meteor Finisher..."
Locos Docos: "And I wasn't there to help... despite my ehhh... *ahem*! ...We won't go there..."
Alys: "...I would respond to that, but I don't know what a rabid Gem Smith was doing with some sort of emerald and then using it to power a doomsday device!"
Locos Docos turns his back rather quickly.
Alys: "Clearly something is wrong. Why didn't Bowser stop this evil smith?"
Yurie: "No, the Master Emerald... the Emerald which your Red Emerald is linked to. Smithy was a mechanical maniac who could eat Bowser for Lunch."
Alys: "...So this rock is linked to another one... I really do need to get back to my own dimension. This set of problems sounds like the entire world has gone off its tracks and into a different notch than it was before. But who did it? Zio was killed... the others don't even know what that means... That Robotnik fellow was more interested in shooting lasers than dimensional sabotage."
Locos Docos sighs and turns around. "With all due respect, Brangwin-chan, you've been away for too long, and have missed out on so many current events... And your favorite boy is in the X-Zone as well..."
Alys: "Which is why I don't belong here."
Locos Docos murmured that very quickly.
Locos Docos: "What! ...Oh." *He turns to Digi.*
Alys: "...I hope you meant Chaz... If Zio was there, he could break out just like me and cause all sorts of havoc."
Digifanatic: "Alys, I don't mean to offend you in any way, but are you kind of upset that I'm back?"
Locos Docos: "...Digi... anyone can be upset that you're back."
Razor strides into the room... late again... this seems to be becoming a habit. He's scarfing down the last of an eggroll.
Alys: "...You left? I didn't know."
Digifanatic: "Oh. I didn't leave--I was forced out."
Alys: "Now where did Wolfman go?"
Yurie: "Wish I knew... no one does..."
Alys: "By now he should have made some speech about what I should and shouldn't do... That's... great!"
Digifanatic: "That Klumsy got the best of what he considered stupidity... and sessions weren't even going on at the time."
Alys: "...I can tell someone hit that boy in the head with a brick. Session? What?"
Locos Docos: "...There he went again."
Alys: "...I guess he must of had some sort of extradimensional experience."
Digifanatic: "But I promised I would be more mature when Metal lifted all those bans, and here I am now." *sigh.*
Alys: "...You're talking some mighty strange gibberish."
Locos Docos: "He means 'embargoes.'"
Digifanatic: "You wouldn't know."
Locos Docos: "He's been ehhh... exiled for quite some time."
Yurie: "He's rambling again... speaking of which... could you help me out? I need some training."
Locos Docos snickers. "Haa... hehhh..."
Alys: "I'd love to, but I'm low on energy at the moment. That outburst drained all of my smash powers."
Digifanatic: "Case you forgot, the name's Digifanatic. Mind if you shake?" Digi extends his hand towards Alys.
Alys: "...I know who you are, silly." *Decisively does NOT shake Digi's hand.*
Digifanatic: "Just checking."
Razor leans back against the wall next to the door, listening quietly and folding his arms across his chest.
Alys: "Now, it appears there's enough of you here for me to let you in on some dire information. The Holo Tomb has been abandoned, and is now host to treasure, traps... and monsters."
Locos Docos uses sarcasm. "Ain't that a surprise."
Yurie's eye lights up.
Alys: "The monsters are meant to protect the treasure, which I have heard is nothing short of extradimensional... just like what that silly kid said!"
Razor raises his eyebrow... now THAT peaked his interest...
Digifanatic: "Do you know where the Tomb is?"
Alys: "I also heard some Questers are already there, looking for treasure."
Yurie: "Of course she does."
Alys: "Oh, sure. I'll lead the way. It's out in Dry Dry desert."
Digifanatic: "Oh okay."
Alys: "As long as those warp rooms still work..."
Digifanatic: "Thanks for the info."
Metal Man (GM): Alys gets up.
Locos Docos: "...And what of your low energy, Brangwin-chan? I thought you had none."
Alys: "Well, I can still walk, just don't expect me to save you from monsters."
Yurie: "Not like I need saving..."
Metal Man (GM): Alys starts walking towards the warp room.
Yurie stands as well, resting her hand on her rapier as she follows.
Razor snickers and turns out behind Alys.
Locos Docos: "I know what can set her off..."
Alys: "...Yes... and the last person who set me off was beheaded... stupid fat robot!"
Metal Man (GM): Alys continues into the warp room, and starts setting stuff.
Alys: "I'll have the coordinates set in soon enough... but these new controls are weird."
Locos Docos decides to follow.
Digifanatic starts walking, but holds back after about four steps.
Locos Docos: "Of course, anything, or anyone, that calls you f- " He immediately cuts himself off.
Alys: "...If you had even said one letter more, you'd regret it for the rest of your life."
Locos Docos: "Uhh..."
Razor: "Which would probably last about two more seconds... if that..."
Locos Docos: "To call you fabulous!"
Metal Man (GM): Alys finishes with the programming, and the warp pulls up. It's a desert one, of course.
Alys: "Now, here's the warp. Just follow me." She jumps in.
Digifanatic follows and enters the warp.
Yurie jumps in.
Razor yawns lightly. "I always preferred the desert..." He jumps on in.
Locos Docos kinda skids on in with a bit of a white air magic, and slip sliding into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Everyone appears in the Dry Dry desert. A Huge temple, like a pyramid, is dead ahead. However... the light-up-neon sign that said 'Klumsy's Holo-Tomb' is broken.
Digifanatic: "Klumsy again..."
Yurie: "Looks pretty decrepit..."
Metal Man (GM): It now says 'Lush olo mb.' Alys walks ahead, and goes to open the front door... it won't open.
Alys: "Worthless mid 90's technology..." She kicks it in.
Yurie follows as well, looking around as she slowly draws her sword.
Razor just follows, hands on his blades.
Metal Man (GM): Inside is a desert tomb sorta layout.
Digifanatic starts walking behind the others, bracing himself.
Metal Man (GM): It's made of rock, and filled with sand.
Yurie: "Digi, Locos, Razor, form up around Alys..."
Locos Docos just follows, levitating and being cross-legged.
Digifanatic walks towards Alys.
Metal Man (GM): Light trickles through holes in the ceiling. She leads the group into the next room, a hallway of sorts.
Alys: "I'll guard the exit. You guys pick someone to lead you through this mess."
Locos Docos: "...I wonda what happen to the tortoise... I mean after all... he did come back alive..."
Metal Man (GM): This place has four different places to go. Forward, to the right, or to the left.
Razor: "I'll... just follow Yurie. If you don't mind, that is."
Digifanatic: "That's not a bad idea."
Yurie: "No one split up..."
Alys: "I guess you should follow Yurie, then."
Locos Docos: "...What are you talking about..." *He moves in closer with his back behind her..*
Yurie glances at the others... then points down the right hall. "This way..."
Locos Docos: "This leader gotta be good'n'healthy."
Digifanatic follows her down the hall.
Metal Man (GM): This long hall is dusty and empty. There's a door that goes South of here.
Yurie: "I -am- good and healthy, thank you." *He taps on the door, then looks at Digi.*
Yurie: "Open it."
Yurie steps back.
Digifanatic attempts to use Koopa Klaw on the door. "That should have done it."
Metal Man (GM): The door is opened... and a huge log on a string flies at Digi!
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* It just barely misses Digi.
Locos Docos: "I'll just... have my back to you still and just set this 'barrier' here to make sure I don't bump into you..."
Metal Man (GM): The way into the room is clear.
Yurie: "Thought so. This place probably has traps all through it..."
Digifanatic: "I was kinda expecting that."
Yurie peers through the door.
Metal Man (GM): The room is the same layout as the others, except... there's a T-shaped pathway. The path goes left or right from here.
Digifanatic follows Yurie to the fork in the hall.
Metal Man (GM): There's a red circle in the middle of the path.
Locos Docos: "Can someone describe to me what's happening?"
Yurie: "..." *She steps up to the circle and scans it...*
Locos Docos: "I can only see the way we went... and to the sides..."
Yurie: "Locos, stop being a coward."
Dex: "Unknown floor tile. It may be an elevator... or a deadly trap."
Locos Docos: "Ohh..you're right..."
Digifanatic: "Judging Klumsy, that's probably a trap, but you never know."
Razor: "Hmm... should I test it?"
Yurie glances... then hops over the circle and heads left.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie hears a click. Darts fly out of the walls at her.
Locos Docos is still levitating and being cross-legged. But moves in a circle around Yurie, with his back toward her all the time and being 5 feet away from here. "I forgot the full extent of this power..."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie repeats what Digi did, avoiding the darts.
Yurie: -.-0 *She grumbles, then climbs to her feet and resumes walking.*
Metal Man (GM): The way to this door is now clear.
Metal Man (GM): Digi follows nonchalantly.
Yurie: "...Digi, try the door..." *He steps back.*
Razor follows behind.
Metal Man (GM): Digi nods and opens the door. Nothing bad happens. However... Aribar is standing on the other side.
Yurie: "..." o.O
Aribar: "Hi. I didn't know you'd be here. I just thought I'd scout ahead for you."
Locos Docos is hovering about 8 ft away from Yurie... just fluttering behind her.
Aribar: "I already checked out this area for you. You should try that other door."
Razor: "How exactly did you get in here?"
Locos Docos: "He's a bandit... what else do you expect?"
Aribar: "Well, I used the warp room to warp directly into the middle of this building via the EL RAPY machine. A bandit? No, no. I hate thieves, remember?"
Yurie: "El Rapy?"
Locos Docos goes up to Arc. "...One... armed... bandit." :) *He backs up.*
Aribar: "The Extremely Low pRobability Accelerator particle thingy."
Aribar: "...What are you saying? I'd never steal!"
Yurie: "Both of you, enough!"
Razor: "...but you did, that one time..."
Locos Docos: "You can try to approach me, Yur. I can't get to you, and you try to get to me, the barrier will just move me forward."
Aribar: "I stole something? Never! Wait... are you those evil clone Questers I heard about?"
Locos Docos: "Yes."
Aribar: "...I can't believe it... Ahhhhhhh!!!!" He runs off... taking Digi with him for no good reason.
Locos Docos goes to a bit forward and looks to the path where the Arc went. "..."
Metal Man (GM): He just flat out disappeared. Even worse, everyone would hear something that sounds like a TV exploding. They'd hear it six times.
Yurie: "Locos, you IDIOT!"
Locos Docos turns his head a bit towards the group.
Yurie heads towards the noise.
Locos Docos: "...That was a clone."
Metal Man (GM): In the room Locos just walked into appears two caped men with broad green hats, red eyes, flowing black hair, and ghostly appearance, with a musical staff...
Locos Docos: "My logic reasons that he would've taken my response as a sarcastic one."
Yurie: "...oh come on..."
Metal Man (GM): Two heavily armored Nidokings... An Armadillo in a mecha...
Locos Docos: "..." *He puts up a peace sign.* "Yo!"
Metal Man (GM): And an evil looking Scarecrow.
Armadillo: "...Surrender or be destroyed!" It raises its right arm up, and all the other... things... follow in sync.
Locos Docos: "Interesting proposition..." *He raises an eyebrow...* "...What's the catch?" *He still hovers.*
Armadillo: "Well... if you win, you can pass."
Locos Docos nods his head to the group.
Armadillo: "There are many great prizes that only people like the real Aribar can get!"
Locos Docos: "Sound good, guys?"
Yurie: "Sure." *Vanish!"
Armadillo: "...Where did they go?"
Locos Docos turns rapidly around and around.
Farmer Zombie: "Come back here, cowards!"
Nidokings: *LOUD ROARS.*
Locos Docos: "Whooooaaaaa!! THiiiiss siiisss betterr than a carrnnviialll riiidde!"
Green Man 1: "...I'm putting a stop to this. MINOR REGISTER!"
Metal Man (GM): A series of three minor register notes cause all moves that start with consonants for their name to stop working.
Locos Docos begins to slow down and still has a complete 180 toward Yur.
Green Man 2: "...They must be using something other than one of those blasted melee moves!"
Green Man 1: "You should know, since you're my holographic clone... idiot!"
Green Man 2: "I'm still better than you!"
Yurie floats over and behind Green Man 1, then waits...
Armadillo: "You both are wrong. You're both real."
Locos Docos: "Ya know razor... I would help, but although I know where she is... she needs to be behind me so I don't accidentally hit my head on the ceiling when I try to attack!"
Green Man 1: "Who said that? Was it you?"
Green Man 2: "No. It was you. Idiot!"
Green Man 1: "You're the idiot, idiot hologram clone!"
Green Man 2: "..."
Dex: "...DING!" 'Clar-ius. HP: 150. STR: 15. DEX: 50. CON: 10. INT: 40. WIS: 30. CHA: 40. Defense: 30. DR: 0 (Immune) SR: 30. 3 actions. Attacks: Forte: Will Save otherwise take 50 - SR damage. Quarter Rest: Insta-hit, affected person cannot use spells for 4 rounds. Fugue: Will Save 30, otherwise have HP Halved and lose a turn. Allegro Burst: Reflex save . * numbers below 50 - SR damage. Repeat: Affected person will repeat their last action on target of choice. Minor Register: All attacks starting with a vowel do not work. Major Register: All attacks starting with a consonant do not work. Alarum: Everyone takes their level in damage. No DR. They share the same statistics. That is, you get two separate HP counters.'
Razor remains quiet as he levels his blades at Green Man 2, releasing a small orb of black energy that would then try to engulf him. Obliterate...
Locos Docos: "..." *He just kinda... flutters to the side.* "...Did you hit them?"
Yurie shakes her head... then reappears, raising one hand and pointing it, point blank, to the back of the green man as a string of glowing balls of light appears. "STARLIGHT RONDO!"
Locos Docos: "...Starlight whatsitz!?"
Metal Man (GM): I might add, all of the other people are slow and hulking. This is a wispy spirit guy who moves around ultra-fast. All of those hit.
Locos Docos: "...I smelt blood for some reason..."
Editor's Note: It ended here. Primarily because of people whining about the stats of these characters. They were kind of ridiculous, but ultimately they would have fallen easily to Razor/Yurie's attacks. Of course, I can't leave this hole dangling, so for posterity, I'll add an 'ending', which may be modified when I do the next log, so it fits better.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers fought and defeated the Clariuses and other nonsense. Unfortunately it turned out that the treasure was missing. With that, the Questers and Alys left the wrecked holo-room, disappointed.