Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 91: Aribar's Darkness
Date: October 9th, 2004.
Metal Man (GM): Ari and Deloth are relaxing in the R&R, after a tough mission. It's afternoon, and the sky is clear.
Aribar is snoring on the couch.
Deloth: "Ahh, what a nice day..."
Metal Man (GM): Then, suddenly... their Smash Dexes start beeping.
Deloth: "Great, a working vacation."
Dex: "BEEP BEEP BEEP! DISTRESS CALL LOCATED."
Deloth takes out his Dex and looks at it.
Aribar wakes up and slowly opens his Dex up.
Metal Man (GM): It shows a sort of comm screen. It's too staticy for you to tell who or what is behind it, but...
???: "...Thank god you've responded... I'm stranded! My ship has crashed... and I'm in a hostile area." *Szzzzt-bzzzzt.*
Deloth: "What are your coordinates?"
???: "I'm running low on power... errr... 24-102."
Deloth stands up from the chair he was lounging on. "We're on it."
Metal Man (GM): The Dex scans a grid, locating that he's in...
Aribar: "Uhh... Who are you?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Some weird no man's land.
???: "I'm... Shawn. Wolfman's brother."
Aribar: "I didn't know Wolfman had a brother... We're on our way."
???: "I come from a galaxy far, far away, from the future... please hurry!" It cuts out.
Dex: "I suggest you get into your MTAs."
Deloth: "Roger that."
Aribar closes his dex and gathers his equipment; a Robe of Lords, Moonlight, and Mage Masher. The elf then heads to the MTA garage.
Dex: "The area he was calling from is unmapped... due to magnetic disturbances. It is a very dangerous place. Be careful!"
Deloth puts his Dex away and heads for the garage. "I wonder if those MTA mods I installed worked. Well, no time to field test them."
Metal Man (GM): The MTAs are all ready.
Deloth gets into his MTA and starts it up.
MTA: "All systems ready."
Dex: "Sending coordinates..."
MTA: "Coordinates received. Ready for takeoff."
Metal Man (GM): The garage door opens.
Deloth starts the foot and wing jets and blasts off.
Aribar heads into his MTA and jets into the sky... Upside down... And backwards.
Deloth: "Ari, stabilize!"
MTA: "Auto-stabilizer initiated."
Aribar: "Uhh... Is that the big, red button with 'Self Destruct' on i--Nevermind."
Metal Man (GM): The MTA turns to normal position, and both Questers are now heading towards the location.
MTAs: "...We are approaching the location fast. Just over these mountains..."
Metal Man (GM): The mountain in question, unfortunately, has Metal Sonic's base on it.
MTAs: "...Red alert. We are being chased."
Deloth: "Oh, dear."
Metal Man (GM): The comms lights up.
Metal Sonic: (C) "Get away from my base, worthless hunks of flesh!"
Deloth switches on his comm screen.
Metal Sonic: (C) "Your shadows are befouling my perfect base!"
Deloth: "Well, that just makes it more fun."
Metal Man (GM): He's right... that base is geometrically perfect.
Aribar: "We're just flying past! We'll be out of the way in milliseconds!"
Metal Man (GM): Even the shadows are square.
Metal Sonic: (C) "Nonetheless, I can't call off those missiles... good day."
Metal Man (GM): He turns off the comms. The MTA consoles beep.
Deloth: "This is bad."
MTAs: "3 missiles are coming up fast."
Aribar blinks and flies towards the base.
Deloth slots in his Fire Rod.
MTAs: "Warning. Base is heavily defended. You will be in range of their lasers in 5 seconds."
Aribar: "Mr. MTA, what is the attack that makes the most heat?"
Deloth: "Prepare Flamethrower and E-Slicer!"
MTA: "Fire attacks."
Aribar: "... Gee thanks..."
Metal Man (GM): From now on, MTA1 is Deloth, MTA2 is Aribar.
Aribar flies up and turns to face the missiles.
MTA1: "Flamethrower and E-Slicer online."
MTA2: "...Missiles are locked on."
MTA1: "Ready to attack."
Aribar: "Thordain 'em!"
Deloth fires the Flamethrower (MTA Fire Rod) at the missiles.
MTA2: "Thordain attack. Fire."
MTA1: "Attacks launched."
Metal Man (GM): The attacks are launched... destroying the missiles.
Deloth: "All too easy."
MTAs: "You may proceed. All missiles destroyed."
Deloth keeps flying towards the coordinates given.
Metal Man (GM): Both Questers fly over the mountain... and see a sea of metallic desolation.
Deloth: "Wow, dank and dreary."
MTAs: "You should land now. Up ahead is too dangerous."
Deloth proceeds to go into landing maneuvers.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth lands. The exit ramp opens.
Deloth walks out of the MTA.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees several gnarled trees... and pieces of metal shaped like rocks that float above the ground.
Deloth: "Hmm, too rough to use the cycle mod." *He looks at one of the trees.*
Dex: "He should be straight ahead..."
Metal Man (GM): The tree looks as if it has been twisted and bent into awful shapes.
Deloth starts running forwards.
Aribar exits his MTA and follows Deloth. "This place is a bit creepy..." *Follows at a slow jog.*
Metal Man (GM): Right ahead is a whole LOT of ruins. As they continue in, they see Aurora Borealis.
Metal Man (GM): There's a large burnt path that leads to a crashed ship up ahead.
Deloth follows the path.
Metal Man (GM): It looks like it has begun to be twisted and gnarled like the tree. Deloth reaches the ship... and sees a weird monster made out of steel girders.
Deloth: "I hope WE won't get twisted and gnarl... eep." *He takes out his Fire Rod.*
Dex: "...DING! That is a reticulated Girderman. It is in charge of... *gulp* destroying outsiders."
Deloth: "I'll melt that thing into slag." *He starts shooting clouds of fireballs at the monster.*
Girderman: "You no pass beyond here."
Aribar unsheathes the wicked red blade, Mage Masher. "Why not?"
Metal Man (GM): It turns around, batting the fireballs away with its girder-like arms.
Girderman: "It no safe. Magnetic field twist you into monster. This ship explode soon."
Deloth: "I knew I should have used the cycle mod."
Girderman: "If you want pass, give me item! Metal item!"
Deloth: "Like what?"
Aribar: "There is someone inside, I think... A Shawn. We have to res--What item? ..."
Deloth starts digging through his pack. "Hmm..."
Aribar walks over and holds out the Mage Masher. "You... Can take this if you want."
Deloth notices a Pokeball in his pack.
Girderman: "Thank you. You pass."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the Mage Masher... and melds it into his arm.
Aribar continues forward, sighing at the loss.
Deloth: "Aw, no... hey, I left my wrench in my pack!" *He hands the wrench to the monster.* "I must have forgotten it when I was installing the cycle mod!" *He follows Ari.*
Metal Man (GM): The two Questers reach the ship's only entrance. It's half open. Something is making noise inside.
Deloth looks inside slowly.
Metal Man (GM): Inside... is Ruvyn. He's digging though the ship, looking for something.
Ruvyn: "It has to be somewhere... that emerald..."
Ruvyn: "Had to lead that idiot into this dead land for no reason..."
Aribar sloooowly unsheathes Moonlight and sneaks up behind the Fallen Quester.
Deloth clenches his teeth and unsheathes his katana.
Ruvyn: "Then I had to scare off that girderman..."
Deloth sneaks up along with Ari.
Aribar waits until he's right up next to Ruvyn before screaming, "HIYA, RUVYN!"
Ruvyn: "AAAAAH! WHAT is wrong with you?"
Metal Man (GM): He turns around to face Aribar, unsheathing the Sword of Darkness.
Deloth: "Oh, way to go."
Aribar: "At least I didn't try to kill you... What emerald are you looking for?"
Ruvyn: "It's you... it's your fault I lost the emeralds AND my only job!"
Aribar: "... Huh?"
Ruvyn: "Well... this time you're not going to get the better of me! AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!" He charges at Aribar with the Sword of Darkness, trying to stab him in the chest.
Deloth: "Look out!"
Aribar: "Gah!" *He strafes to the left and attempting to parry the thrust with his own sword.*
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn leaps to the side, avoiding the parry. Then he tries to stab Deloth in the back.
Aribar: "Look! Uhhh... It is Cala! In human form!"
Deloth jumps and Shadow Warps behind Ruvyn.
Ruvyn: "...You idiot. Cala is my other sword! ...Thanks for reminding me..."
Deloth attempts to stab Ruvyn in the back.
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn pulls out Cala, which parries Deloth's attack. Then he slashes at Ari with the Sword of Darkness.
Ruvyn: "Hahaha! I will certainly win now!"
Deloth runs up and attempts to knock Cala out of Ruvyn's hand.
Aribar: "Eep!" *He ducks under the attack and attempts to roll into Ruvyn's leg.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth knocks Cala out of Ruvyn's hand, but Ruvyn slices Deloth in the shoulder with the Sword of Darkness. Aribar then knocks Ruvyn backwards, onto his back. However, he picks up Cala in the process.
Deloth staggers back a bit, blood dripping from his shoulder.
Metal Man (GM): He's prone now.
Deloth: "Why, you LITTLE..."
Ruvyn: "I'm the one who should be saying that!"
Aribar: "Hrm... Bolt!" *He raises Moonlight towards the sky after getting up and a miniature bolt appears from the roof of the cabin to strike Ruvyn.*
Metal Man (GM): *BZAP* He wasn't expecting that.
Deloth attempts to crush Ruvyn with a double-wing smash.
Ruvyn: "Ow! OW!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hits him once before he rolls to the side, gets up, and attacks Aribar with a scissor like slash with both swords.
Ruvyn: "You can't beat me! It's impossible! Now die, traitor!"
Deloth lays a hand on his shoulder, and the cut turns blue and closes up.
Aribar: "Eep!" *He attempts to dodge and parry the attacks but gets sliced up a bit on his good arm.* "Gaah!"
Ruvyn: "Hahah!" *Looks at Deloth.* "You little cheater! FALCON KICK!" He streams along the floor, flying at Deloth's feet.
Aribar goes in for a quick, but weak, thrust while Ruvyn is looking the other way... He misses as Ruvyn activates the kick.
Deloth flips backwards.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth flips backwards... and STOMP ON RUVYN! He then falls off, but he deals damage... Ruvyn then crashes into a wall.
Deloth: "Not how I planned it, but that'll work!"
Aribar rushes forward and sinks his sword into Ruvyn.
Metal Man (GM): He gets up, sword still in him... and slaps Aribar before he passes out, unconscious and bleeding.
Ruvyn: "I'll... get you..." *thunk.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth would notice that the place where he got the cut feels bad. Like it has no energy.
Metal Man (GM): The place where Aribar got hit with the Sword of Darkness is the same for him.
Deloth: "Augh, this cut feels numb..."
Dex: "...All places to Sword of Darkness touched will not heal completely until purified."
Aribar: "Uuug... I wish we still had the Sword of Light... Same here, Del."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn's sword starts glowing.
Aribar looks at his Dex... "How can we purify our wounds? ...Huh?" He steps back.
Metal Man (GM): Energy starts flowing through Ruvyn, who gets up... floating... obviously possessed.
Ruvyn: "...Aribar Hunter... we meet again... This host is pathetic and meaningless. You, however, have a chance to be all powerful."
Aribar: "... Huh? Who are you?"
Ruvyn: "I am the Spirit of Darkness. You can call me any name you want... but in this form, I am the Sword of Darkness."
Aribar attempts to think back to his past enemies while picking up Moonlight weakly. "!! No... No..."
Ruvyn: "Zio and this fool failed to use me correctly. You are the only one left with the blood to wield ME! The rest... they have no elven or demonic heritage..."
Aribar: "I have been tempted by you once... I won't let darkness control me again..."
Metal Man (GM): All Deloth would see is that both Ari and Ruvyn have been encased in some darkness. He can't see or hear them, or even touch them.
Ruvyn: "You can command the Heartless and control this wretched planet. If you decline... I will have no choice but to go for my last chance..."
Aribar slashes his sword about wildly. "No! Never! S-s-stay back!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar slashes it, causing several great flashes of light.
Aribar begins to think about the power... He begins to have a bit of trouble ignoring them...
Ruvyn: "...You have one last chance. If you don't choose me... then I shall use my other host, Ganondorf, to revive Zio from the dead!"
Aribar: "... And if I choose you? Then what?"
Ruvyn: "As for this pathetic parasite... he shall be discarded for the mob to deal with. Infinite power, wisdom, intelligence. You alone could rule the universe."
Aribar mumbles, "Infinite wisdom... Yes... Maybe... Arg... . Can he... Can Deloth hear us?"
Ruvyn: "No. As I said. Choose me... or choose the death that you and your colleagues will definitely experience!"
Ruvyn: "Then... we can most certainly use your body to commit evil... it may not be as powerful... but it could do..."
Aribar begins thinking that he can control this... He has the willpower to... Just because he couldn't completely control that Dark cube at first doesn't mean he can't control a mere sword.
Ruvyn: "You talk of the dark cube? You need me to control those."
Aribar thinks that he can fool this darkness... Yes... Yes! Accept it, and use it for good! "... I accept." *He sheaths Moonlight and extends his hand to accept the Sword of Darkness.*
Deloth: "Ari... I don't know what's happening in there... but I hope your decision is of your heart and not of your desires..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar grabs it. It is instantly silenced, and the darkness disappears. Deloth would see that Aribar is carrying the Sword of Light.
Deloth: "Ari, are you okay?!"
Metal Man (GM): Ari hears one last thing, inside his mind, before taking it. "I am to be treated as the light sword in front of other people."
Deloth turns to Ruvyn and starts glowing white.
Aribar: "... Yes."
Deloth: "One move and it's a Light Purge."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn has been completely healed. In fact, he's looking... good?
Ruvyn: "...Ugh... my head... hey... where am I?"
Aribar: "I have purified the Sword of Darkness."
Ruvyn: "...You saved me! Thank you... thank you thank you! That awful sword took control of my mind!"
Deloth looks at Ari, still glowing. "Is this true?"
Aribar: "... Don't worry, Deloth. I used my magic to calm the sword..." *He looks at Ruvyn... "The evil is gone now."
Ruvyn: "That was right before it forced me to become an evil Quester... you have the Sword of Light... strange... it was the Sword of Darkness all along? Oh well... oh yeah... something wants me to tell you that there's a marooned guy with a light stick a mile away from here."
Aribar: "Huh? A mile away?"
Ruvyn: "I'm going to come with you... because I need to get back home. Straight ahead."
Aribar: "You can stay with us until you have to go back home. Thanks for the help."
Ruvyn: "Indeed... Now, this way!" He walks outside.
Aribar starts forward and attempts to hid a small smirk on his face while looking at the 'Sword of Light.'
Metal Man (GM): The sword feels as if it has infinite power. Ruvyn starts walking along a separate, harder to see trail of burns on the ground. Aribar and Deloth eventually reach... a crashed... Arwing? It's totaled, surrounded by a debris field. A person gets out of it.
Shawn: "...You found me... finally. There's one problem."
Aribar: "Ah! Hello, Shawn... Hm? "
Shawn: "There's no way out... if you try to walk out, it'll make you walk in circles."
Dex: "INCOMING ENEMY AIRCRAFT."
Metal Man (GM): Just a few moments after that, an all black helicopter appears.
Aribar: "Eh?" *He looks up.*
Metal Man (GM): It then floats down.
Shawn: "Let me deal with this."
Metal Man (GM): Shawn pulls out a green buster sword. The Helicopter, modeled after an Apache, has the letters '13-G' on it. The cockpit window is tinted.
???: "Hahahahahaha! I have found you... all of you! With the Smash Dex, G-Diffuser, and Cala, I can create the ultimate weapon!"
Ruvyn: "...I'm not letting you take my weapon!"
???: "Don't be so sure..." The gunship fires at Ruvyn, who just barely avoids a huge laser.
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* A flaming crater appears in place of where Ruvyn was.
Shawn: "...I'll take you down before you can hit the ground!"
Metal Man (GM): Shawn runs up to the craft, and slashes it. A Blue shield takes the hit.
???: "Ha ha ha ha ha! You're too weak to hurt me!"
Aribar: "Leave this to me..."
Shawn: "Are you crazy? This thing has more firepower than one of Smithy's Death Tanks!"
Aribar walks forward and points his new-found sword at the craft... He attempts to focus energies at the tip to launch a beam at the craft.
Metal Man (GM): A HUGE beam of light strikes the helicopter, blowing out the shield.
???: "...You just don't play fair! Take this!"
Metal Man (GM): It fires a whole MASS of missiles, lasers, and bombs at Aribar. Shawn and Ruvyn run away to avoid being hit.
Aribar attempts to focus energies to create a barrier. "You shall not touch me..."
Metal Man (GM): The lasers and stuff are absorbed into the barrier.
???: "...This isn't possible! My information indicates that you should be dead!"
Aribar leaps towards the craft and tries to cut it in half with a mighty slash.
???: "...This can't be right... Ruvyn has been purified? AHHHH!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar slashes it. It flies backwards and crashes. ...Then it starts sparking. The cockpit explodes. It's Denon, somehow piloting it.
Denon: "...I'm not afraid of the Sword of Light!"
Aribar hops back. "Hmp. Is that the best you've got?"
Metal Man (GM): Denon leaps out, pulling out a sword made out of silver. Unlike the rest of him, it's REAL.
Aribar: "I shall purify the world with this sword!" *He then mumbles under his breath, "And not rule it, Sword of Darkness."*
Denon: "Behold. My ultimate weapon... the Silver Finisher!"
Metal Man (GM): Denon lunges at Aribar, going to impale him on the sword. The Sword of Darkness glows.
Aribar attempts to block and stab Denon as fast as he can.
Metal Man (GM): It goes through him... because he's a ghost!
Denon: "Hah. There's no way to hurt me!"
Metal Man (GM): Denon then attacks. He's going too fast to block.
Aribar: "BOLT!" *He raises the Sword of Light into the air and attempts to enhance his magic with its energy.*
Metal Man (GM): The sword, however, not only parries, but electrocutes him through his own sword.
Denon: "Guhhh... you scum... that's it!"
Aribar: "I cannot, and WILL not be defeated by a weakling such as you."
Metal Man (GM): Ari starts to feel some other presence in his mind. It gets stronger every time he uses the sword.
Denon: "FULL POWER SLASH!"
Metal Man (GM): He slashes at Aribar so fast, he can't even blink. He gets a thin diagonal slash through his chest. Thin, but it actually hit.
Metal Man (GM): Denon is now glowing with dark energy.
Denon: "...Wait... that's not the Sword of Light... that sword belongs to ME!"
Aribar staggers back, shocked by the attack... He then shakes his head and attempts to force the presence to the side.
Sword of Darkness: *Inside Ari's mind.* "This is the time to finish him off! Use Terrorbolt!"
Metal Man (GM): Denon looks like he's about to do another slash... and not even the Sword of Darkness can parry it... yet.
Aribar: "You lie! Die!" *He begins the incantations to ultimately destroy that poor, pitiful fool. He then screams, "TERRORBOLT! "*
Metal Man (GM): The sword glows, summoning several runes. The very ground cracks around Denon, who is carried up... AND CONSUMED IN A HUGE LIGHTNING BOLT OF DARKNESS. ...He lands on the ground, toasted. But still alive.
Denon: "You... you... YOU! I'll get you..."
Metal Man (GM): He limps off, gets in the helicopter, and flies away.
Aribar shakes his head after the attack... Inside his mind he says harshly, "I did not ask for your help..."
Sword of Darkness: "You would have been killed if he had hit you. He alone carries Zio's power in this realm. If he killed you... he could use your body and me to reincarnate Zio... You would never want that."
Metal Man (GM): Shawn and Ruvyn walk back.
Shawn: "...That was amazing! How did you do that?"
Aribar shakes his head again and replies to the sword, "... Just remember that I am in control..."
Ruvyn: "If you didn't have the Sword of Light, we would have been in major trouble."
Aribar blinks and looks at Shawn. "Why, ahh... With the Sword of Light!"
Shawn: "We should head back now."
Ruvyn: "Otherwise, we might get trapped in a magnetic storm... Wait... how do we get out if it constantly causes you to go in circles?"
Shawn: "My sensors last indicated that the Questers landed their MTAs in here. They can fly out."
Aribar: "Yes, that is correct."
Metal Man (GM): Ruvyn and Shawn start walking towards where the MTAs were.
Aribar follows behind them.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone reaches them... but there's another thing there that looks... like a red tuft of fur in the ground...
Shawn: "What's that?"
Aribar: "Yes, that is correct."
Shawn: "What's that? ...Rather than risk being eaten by something... could one of you other people poke it?"
Aribar sticks the Sword of Light into the Mage Masher's sheath... Even though it doesn't really fit... And scans the thing with his Dex.
Dex: "...DING! Lifeform from Planet Saga. Unknown identity. Partially buried. ...If any one of you are listening, maybe you could dig it out!?"
Aribar: "Hrm... Ruyvn, why don't you do it? I can't really do it well with one hand."
Ruvyn: "Fine, but if I lose an arm, I want your right arm!"
Metal Man (GM): He starts digging.
Aribar puts his Dex away and gets them Sword of Light back out. "Uhh... I dunno where it is, though."
Metal Man (GM): After a few minutes, one can see what it is...
Dex: "...That's Knuckles... what is he doing here?"
Aribar: "Besides... I don't think you should make such threats... Who? "
Knuckles: "...What... this can't be. We just defeated Eggman... now I'm here? ...Who are you... guys?"
Aribar: "I am Aribar Hunter of the Questers. Here is Ruvyn and Shawn. "
Knuckles: "...Never heard of any of you. Have you seen Sonic anywhere?"
Aribar: "Sonic? Uhh... I not recently I think... Well... I mean I've HEARD of him..."
Knuckles: "...Anyone else related to Sonic?"
Aribar: "Uhh... Metal Sonic and Robotnik."
Knuckles: "...That's bad. Very bad. I killed Metal Sonic, and Robotnik was thought dead until you said that..."
Knuckles: "...Wait... it makes sense now..."
Aribar: "Well... I THINK Robotnik is gone... And Metal Sonic's perfect base is over there." *Points towards the mountains they flew over.*
Knuckles: "The Master Emerald told me someone far away was manipulating the fields of time. ...That's REALLY bad. ...This place gives me the creeps. Can you give me a lift?"
Shawn: "How are we all supposed to fit into an MTA?"
Ruvyn: "...That's a rhetorical question, you twit!" *SMACK.*
Knuckles: "...Anyway, there just HAS to be a way out of here... even if it isn't taking a ride on your local bus line that is conveniently located in this twisted place..."
Aribar: "Hrm... Maybe I can use the Sword of Light to teleport us all back to the Stadium?"
Knuckles: "Let's see about that bus system."
Metal Man (GM): Shawn points to Aribar's MTA.
Shawn: "...That thing can hold 4 people... though it'll be a bumpy ride..."
Aribar: "... Or we can use my MTA I guess... Just don't stain the seats with coffee or anything!" *Heads inside his MTA.*
Metal Man (GM): They follow. Knuckles and Shawn stand by the sides... while Ruvyn has to climb UNDER the seat.
Ruvyn: "...I would have preferred standing out there unarmed to this... too late..."
Shawn: "I wonder what my Brother has been up to during all these years..."
Aribar: "Uhh... Errm... Shawn, ask the walking and weird looking cat when we get back." *He waits till everyone is inside and flies off to the stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): The MTA starts flying. It (and its passengers) escape the weird realm. They get to HQ without problems.
Gibby tries to snatch the Sword of Light and run off. "Yoink!"
Aribar ... Doesn't let Gibby.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby touches the sword... it repels him instantly.
Aribar: "Don't let this happen to you, Gibby..." *Tries to blow a hole in the wall with it.*
Gibby: "EEEEE!!!!" @_@ "Owie."
Metal Man (GM): The wall you attack gets a car-sized hole in it. Plaster goes everywhere. ...It blew up Gibby's shelf!
Gibby: "!!!!! DIE!!!!!" *He attacks Ari.*
Aribar creates a barrier... .
Metal Man (GM): Gibby deals damage to Ari.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is surrounded by V-chips.
Aribar: "OW! I'll give you to the count of ten to get out of here... One... . Two... "
Gibby runs away.
Aribar: "Five... "
Metal Man (GM): Gibby's in the kitchen.
Aribar: "... Good."
Metal Man (GM): He can use a Frying Pan.
Gibby hides in the fridge.
Metal Man (GM): The holy Frying Pan!
Gibby: "Heh... he'll never find me in here."
Metal Man (GM): The one used to cook 50,000 meals.
Aribar heads to his room to meditate... But then decides to raid the fridge for some pudding.
Gibby pretends to be pink meatloaf.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar sees a pink meatloaf in the fridge. It looks very tasty. More tasty than pudding.
Aribar mumbles aloud. "Sword, how fast can you cook meatloaf?"
Sword of Darkness: "15 milliseconds."
Aribar: "Thank you, Sword of Darkness..." *He attempts to hold the Sword of Darkness while holding onto the meatloaf to put onto the sink...*
Metal Man (GM): The meatloaf is alive!
Aribar: "GAAH! Dex, what is this?!"
Dex: "This is Gibby."
Aribar turns pale... "Did you hear anything I said, Gibby?"
Aribar: "... Don't make me destroy the fridge."
Gibby: "Don't do that!"
Aribar: "Then tell me if you heard me say anything!"
Gibby: "I heard you talking to a sword thingy."
Aribar: "... You heard me talk about the Sword of Darkness?" *Holds up the Sword of Light.*
Aribar points it at the fridge. "Three... Two... ."
Aribar: "... You WILL forget everything you heard tonight..."
Gibby: "What's the big deal? So you named the sword wrong..."
Aribar: "... Wait... So you don't know this is the Sword of Dar-- Uhh... Gotta go..." *Runs out of the kitchen and to his own room.*
Garrick steps into the kitchen right as Ari runs out.
Gibby falls on the ground, and blinks. "Uhh... what just happened?"
Garrick: "...what the..." *looks at Gibby.* "What's his deal? That's what I'm asking you, puff boy."
Gibby: "I think Ari has the Sword of Darkness... but it looks like the Sword of Light." *He gets up, and brushes himself off.* "Or something..."
Garrick: "Sword of whozawha?"
Gibby: "Sword of Darkness... it's a powerful sword that basically poisons the owner's mind, but in return he gets enhanced strength with its use... but it somehow looks like the sword of the light, the only other sword that can counteract the Sword of Darkness... but that doesn't make any sense." *He goes into pondering mode.*
Metal Man (GM): The frying pan has a post-it note stuck to it.
Gibby: "How can one sword look like another?" *He notices the frying pan, and grabs it. He reads the post-it note.* "What's this?"
Garrick: "If it's the Sword of Darkness or whatever, maybe it could... I don't know... disguise itsel--what's what?"
Metal Man (GM): The post it note says 'Zio will return if you read this note.'
Gibby: "Zio will return if you read this note. Well that doesn't make much sense."
Garrick looks over Gibby's shoulder at the post-it. "Zio will return if you read this note... who's Zio?"
Gibby: "Some guy we killed a long time ago... he was the original owner of the Sword of Darkness... oh, and-" *He whacks Garrick in the face with the frying pan.*
Garrick: *SMACK.* "...ow..."
Gibby: "...now why did I do that?"
Metal Man (GM): The note changes. 'Because you read the note!'
Garrick: "...good question..."
Gibby: "WOAH! What's going on? The note changed!"
Garrick jerks the frying pan out of Gibby's hand and smacks him upside the head with it.
Metal Man (GM): *BONK.* The note changes again.
Gibby: @_@ "Look at the pretty colors..."
Note: 'You must destroy the Sword of Darkness!'
Aribar drops the 'Sword of Light' off in his room and locks the door before heading off to the library to search for ways to maintain more control of himself when using that sword...
Gibby shakes it off.
Metal Man (GM): The minute Aribar puts the sword away, he feels almost like a zombie.
Gibby: "But... how do I do that?"
Metal Man (GM): The note changes again. 'Get Aribar... in the library...'
Garrick: "...wait... I thought he had the Sword of Light, not the Sword of Darkness."
Aribar trudges towards the library... Then stops halfway there.
Gibby: "It's disguised as the Sword of Light to fool us..."
Aribar: "Yaaawn... Too tired... Maybe later..."
Gibby: "Quickly! To the library!"
Aribar heads back to his room.
Gibby runs off to the library with the frying pan in hand.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is about to enter the hallway where his room is... only to see Gibby heading towards him... he hasn't spotted Aribar yet.
Garrick shrugs, wondering how Gibby seemed to take the frying pan back, then shoves his hands into his pockets and walks calmly in that direction.
Gibby: "Dum de dum dum... going to the library... do de do do... carrying a magic frying pan..."
Aribar looks about lazily for a place to duck into... Gibby doesn't look happy with that frying pan. He attempts to climb into a vent...
Metal Man (GM): Aribar climbs in. Gibby's frying pan changes again.
Gibby: "ARI! Are you here?"
Note: '...He's hiding somewhere...'
Gibby looks around. He reads the note. "Hiding, eh? Well... I'll find him!"
Aribar yells out, "NO! I'm in the kitchen!"
Gibby: "AHA! I knew it! You tried to fool me, but now is it I who has gotten the best of you." *He walks to the kitchen in victory.*
Aribar looks out the vent and when he sees Gibby gone, the sapped elf heads to his room.
Gibby looks around in the kitchen for Ari.
Aribar lays down on his bed once inside his room and without, realizing it, reaches for the Sword.
Gibby looks in the cupboard... "Hello? Mr. Ari?"
Metal Man (GM): The note changes. 'He's in his room.'
Gibby reads, and gasps. "He tricked me! Well now I'll show him who's boss!" He heads to Ari's room, and knocks. "ARI! Come on out!"
Aribar sits up and cries in his mind to the Sword of Darkness, "Gah! Gibby knows! He must! Now what?!"
Gibby knocks louder. "I mean it! Open up. I wanna talk with you!"
Sword of Darkness: "Easy. Give him me. And I will make him forget."
Aribar goes over and unlocks the door. "Come on in!"
Gibby raises an eyebrow (or... the area where the eyebrow WOULD be), and steps inside. "Look Ari, I want you to be honest with me... is that sword The Sword of Darkness?"
Aribar: "I'll tell you what... If it was the Sword of Darkness, it would repel from your touch, correct?"
Gibby rubs his "Chin." "I suppose so..."
Aribar: "So... Hold the sword. Since this is not the Sword of Darkness it won't repel from you." *Extends it to Gibby.*
Metal Man (GM): The pan's note changes. 'Don't touch it'
Gibby goes to touch it, but then reads the note in time, and backs off. "It IS The Sword of Darkness... I know it!"
Aribar: "... Huh?"
Gibby: "You want me to touch it so that it screws with my head, or something."
Sword of Darkness: "...He has an enchanted weapon! ...The only way out is to run or defeat him..."
Metal Man (GM): *Mickey Mania Boss music.* (The Mad Doctor one, in specific.)
Aribar: "... Gibby, I won't lie to you..."
Gibby: "Ari, the sword is messing with your head. You have to destroy it before it's too late!"
Aribar: "This IS the Sword of Darkness... Unlike before I have control over it! Believe me... Trust me..."
Metal Man (GM): The note changes again. 'You must separate the sword from him to win!'
Aribar: "And... Why are you holding a frying pan?"
Gibby: "No... no... nobody can control The Sword of Darkness... and this is a magical frying pan! It's the key to destroying that sword!"
Aribar: "... I don't want it destroyed... Just keep this to yourself. I can control it."
Gibby raises it up high.
Aribar then slams the door shut and heads to his bed. He whispers to the sword, "I hope he doesn't tell Mewtwo..."
Yurie: "The Sword of Darkness... right... have you been drinking the bathroom cleaning chemicals again?"
Gibby: "NO! I'm serious! This magical frying pan told me all about it!" *He raises it to her.*
Yurie sighs, stepping out of her room, in a dressed down version of her normal outfit. "..." *leans down and inspects said frying pan.
Aribar looks for a way out of his room... Besides the door.
Yurie: "...magical frying pan... right..."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie sees a post it note on the pan. It changes to say 'Hello'
Yurie: "...the heck?"
Aribar: "Sword, can you act as a... Parachute?"
Sword of Darkness: "...Who needs a parachute when you can fly?"
Gibby: "See? Magical..."
Aribar: "Darn... I wish I--Ooooh..." *He heads to his window and opens it up...*
Frying Pan: 'Aribar is going to fly away with the Sword of Darkness... you must stop him.'
Aribar sits on the window sill.
Yurie: "Um... right... let me get my rapier..."
Note: 'Hurry! You must break down the door of his room!'
Gibby: "Oh no! We must stop him!"
Yurie steps back into her room, gets her equipment, then steps back out and walks over to Ari's room.
Gibby goes to the door, and whacks it with the pan again.
Yurie: "Alright, alright, here goes... STARLIGHT RONDO!!"
Aribar just waits... "... Wait... Did you just hear what I just heard, Sword?"
Yurie flings her hand out at the door, multiple spheres of light shooting forth and slamming into it.
Metal Man (GM): The door explodes just as Aribar starts flying off.
Sword of Darkness: "No time to explain, we're going now! ...To the only safe harbor we have... Metal Sonic's base!"
Yurie: "Oh no you don't!!"
Aribar: "Eeh! Wait... Metal Sonic?!"
Yurie dashes towards Ari, hops onto the window seal and LEAPS at Ari.
Gibby runs to the window, and leaps at Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar now has Yurie hanging on his right foot as he flies... And Gibby is holding onto the other foot...
Aribar blinks and tries to use his willpower to take control over the sword. "I COMMAND you to stop this!... And you guys let go of me feet!"
Gibby: "LET GO OF THAT SWORD, ARI!"
Yurie: "Ari, what the heck are you doing? Don't you know that things with names like 'THE Sword of Darkness' aren't exactly good to mess with??"
Sword of Darkness: "I'm sorry, but I can't let you do that, Aribar."
Aribar ignores the others... "But... But... I can talk to them!"
Yurie grrs, then begins to climb, hand over hand, up Ari.
Sword of Darkness: "Very well..."
Metal Man (GM): Ari, Yurie, and Gibby all crash into the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Ari is surrounded by a barrier.
Yurie goes GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH as the three fall to the ground with a POOF.
Gibby lands on top of Yurie.
Yurie: "Uhhhhh... why do these things always happen..." -.-
Aribar falls on top of the others before jumping up and backing away a good 5 feet or so.
Yurie picks Gibby up and sets him down, then stands and draws Nightingale...
Gibby: "Ow..." He gets up slowly.
Aribar: "Thank you, Sword... Can I call you Dr. Swordopolis, by the way?"
Yurie: "Ari, put down the sword..."
Gibby takes out his own sword.
Sword of Darkness: "...Whatever you like."
Metal Man (GM): For some reason, Gibby also has the frying pan in his left hand.
Aribar looks at the others. "Look... I have control over it... I tamed it... I can use it for good!"
Yurie: "Really, so you just let us drop about a story onto the ground." *He sighs, shaking her head, her eye closed.*
Aribar: "... Hey, I dropped too! I mean... Errm... Look... Aren't we suppose to be friends? Shouldn't you try to support me?"
Yurie: "I can't believe you're so naive. Even evil powers and weapons, even if you use them for good purposes, are not good."
Gibby: "That thing was born evil... you can't change it."
Sword of Darkness: "You could kill them all and steal their powers..."
Aribar: "You be quiet!" *He yells at the sword.* "Well... Maybe that frying pan was born evil too!"
Yurie: "All it'll do is end up corrupting you and making you just like our enemies! Get rid of it, or let us destroy it!"
Aribar gets an idea...
Gibby: "The frying pan is actually helping us..."
Aribar: "Yes... Yes... Oh, how stupid I was! I'm sorry..."
Frying Pan: 'Take the sword from him."
Gibby: "There! You see, that wasn't so hard, now was it? Now... give me the sword, Ari."
Aribar: "... I was being stupid... Mewtwo should know what to do... Let us all carry the sword together back to him..." *He thinks to the sword, "I hope you can still wipe their minds of this memory..."*
Yurie whews, slowly sliding Nightingale back into her sheath...
Sword of Darkness: "No. You cannot drop me... unless you forfeit this nice arm you have here..."
Yurie: "How about I just call Mewtwo..." *He reaches into her pocket and pulls out her Dex.*
Aribar communicates mentally to the sword some more... "So you cannot erase their memory of this event. Wait... I want to admit to him in person my wrong-doings."
Yurie: *beep.* "Hey, Mewtwo? You there?"
Sword of Darkness: "I can erase their memory, not yours... if I erased yours, I would be in full control."
Mewtwo: "Hello. I discovered a lost Quester about 5 steps to the right of where you're standing."
Aribar walks over and tries to shove the sword into Gibby and Yurie's hands.
Yurie: "...say what?"
Metal Man (GM): The pan blocks the Sword before it can hit anything. *CLONK.*
Mewtwo: "Don't ask questions... just save it! Now!"
Yurie: "Save it?? SAVE WHAT??"
Aribar: "... If your frying pan is helpful why is it preventing you guys from helping me?"
Mewtwo: "A lost Quester!"
Gibby: "Hey pan, what's up?"
Yurie draws her sword, taking a swift, Alucard-like dash backwards. "What do you MEAN a 'Lost Quester'? The only people out here ae me, Gibby, and..."
Pan: 'Aribar is trying to erase your minds!'
Gibby steps back, and raises the pan up high. "Ari, you don't wanna do this."
Aribar reads that note... "How would I do that?!"
Yurie: "...figures. Mewtwo, alert the other Questers, now!"
Mewtwo: "Hurry! Before it's too late! I will... but there's a Quester stuck in the quicksand to your right!"
Gibby: "The sword! The sword can erase memories!"
Yurie clicks the Dex closed and draws her sword, raising it up... then looks right?
Metal Man (GM): Yurie sees something sinking in the sand.
Yurie: "...oh bugger..."
Yurie: "Gibby, hold Ari off!"
Yurie turns and dashes towards the sand.
Metal Man (GM): The ground caves in under Yurie. She's stuck in a pit.
Gibby raises his sword up, and crosses the sword and the frying pan together.
Aribar communicates to the sword. "Can you stun them so I can put you in their hands?"
Mewtwo: "Hahahahahaha..." The picture of Mewtwo morphs into one of... Denon?
Yurie skids to a halt, then eeps??
Sword of Darkness: "You must hit them first. Denon is busy confusing one of them."
Yurie: "Wait a minute!" *He growls, then turns towards Aribar.*
Aribar attempts to leap into the pit and thrusts the sword towards Yurie. "Yah!"
Yurie: "You IDIOT! You've brought them here with that damn sword!"
Metal Man (GM): The pit is inescapable. It has a magical roof.
Gibby attempts to block the sword with the pan.
Metal Man (GM): The dex picture morphs again to be the sword.
Sword of Darkness: (Through Yurie's dex) "No. I controlled your Dex, then taunted you with a picture."
Yurie draws Nightingale, then leaps upwards and strikes the roof...
Metal Man (GM): The roof is pure darkness. Aribar's sword is parried by Yurie's.
Aribar: "Hmp... Piffle."
Metal Man (GM): ...And Aribar's hit in the back by the pan.
Metal Man (GM): Razor's dex starts beeping.
Dex: "...There's a fight outside HQ!"
Yurie: "Traitor! Deceiver! COMPLETE BLATHERING MORON!"
Aribar stumbles forward a bit before turning towards Gibby. "... Look! A diversion!"
Gibby: "WHERE?" *He looks around.*
Aribar attempts to Terrorbolt Gibby.
Yurie uses the moment to bring Nightingale to bear, dashing at Ari's side to try to strike the weapon.
Gibby: *ZAP.* *He gets burnt.* "...ow... ow..."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby is burnt.
Razor stops halfway through the eggroll. "What the... DAMMIT!" He drops the other half and swallows what he's eaten before he BOLTS out of the cafeteria, taking the shortest route outside, grasping his blades as he goes.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is cut from behind, causing a loud burning noise.
Aribar: "Gah!! Stop this!"
Metal Man (GM): Razor arrives at a pit, in which the Questers are beating eachother up.
Aribar swings his sword about in a huge arc towards Yurie.
Razor grinds to a halt, tearing up the ground as he stops. He looks from one, to the next, to the next. "...what the hell?"
Aribar: "Razor, help!"
Yurie pulls her rapier up to block the sword, but is knocked backwards, landing on her rear. "Gah... holy hells!"
Aribar is currently holding the Sword of Light. "Gibby has been taking over by an evil magical frying pan!"
Yurie stares at Nightingale as black smoke drifts from where the blade connected.
Gibby: "SHUT UP!"
Aribar: "He's persuaded Yurie that this is the Sword of Darkness!"
Yurie: "Razor!! It's Aribar! He's gotten hold of the Sword of Darkness!"
Gibby: "Razor, Ari's lying..."
Aribar backs up away from them... "See?!"
Yurie gets to her feet, the smoke still trickling from the blade before it starts to clear.
Aribar communicates to the Sword. "If this gets much worse then we'll have to go to that base..."
Dex: "Aribar has to be telling the truth."
Yurie: "Only an unholy weapon would be able to do this to Nightingale." *He holds up the sword as the smoke drifts from it... black and sickly..*
Razor looks back and forth and back and forth again, before raising his blades. They slowly begin to crackle. "How about THIS solution... we all take a nice trip back inside, quit fighting, and cool off in the brig, hmm?"
Gibby: "Normally I'd agree, but Ari's possessed by the sword, and that's baaaad."
Aribar starts to try and back away from the stadium. "In the brig? No! I did nothing wrong! Scan it with your Dex! It will tell the truth!"
Razor: "Obviously, you just attacked Yurie. I don't care WHO started it... drop the weapons... all of you... NOW!"
Aribar: "She and Gibby attacked me first... I was fighting in self... Defense... . Them first!"
Gibby drops the sword... but not the pan.
Yurie: "How the hell do you think we wound up in this pit!? I tried to call Mewtwo, and what I got was a nice little deception, put on by that bloody sword!"
Dex: "Everything Aribar says is right."
Razor growls and slides his foot back. He's obviously ignoring his Dex. "Don't tell me things when I don't ask for them. Aribar... Yurie... drop the swords, or I'll be forced to take action."
Sword of Darkness: "We could possess them all and have an unholy army of anti-Questers..."
Yurie: "Make him drop his!"
Aribar sticks the sword into the ground but doesn't let go of it. He talks to the sword, "Yes... Err... Well... Ummm... I just want to make them forget this... Work undercover... For... Errr... Now."
Sword of Darkness: "Okay... but they have to shake your hand."
Razor bends his legs slightly, his eyes narrowing. The crackling of the blades becomes even more intense. "Let them go... or I'll remove them by FORCE!"
Yurie: "..." *He whips her sword down, then sheathes it.*
Sword of Darkness: "You must wait for Gibby to drop the pan."
Sword of Darkness: "You can drop me after he does that."
Aribar: "... I'll let go of mine on one condition: Yurie shakes my hand and agrees she won't draw her sword on me right now... And Gibby still has to drop that frying pan!"
Razor: "...Yurie won't draw her sword if you release yours... and a frying pan is NOT a lethal weapon."
Gibby looks at the frying pan, as if asking if he should let go.
Aribar: "Tell that to Princess Peach!"
Frying Pan: 'No.'
Yurie: "...oh no, no no no. I am -so- not shaking his hand, not after it holding that bloody Sword of Darkness!"
Razor: "Let go of the sword NOW Ari... or I'll Obliterate it."
Aribar: "... What? Do you want me to wash my hands first? ... I'll let go when Gibby lets go of the frying pan, and not a moment sooner."
Gibby: "I'm NOT letting go of the frying pan."
Sword of Darkness: "You must fix this problem... remember... if your style doesn't work, then mine will go ahead instead!"
Razor: "Ari... you're being unusually unreasonable here. I'm giving you until the count of five... one..."
Aribar: "Then I'm not letting go of the Sword of Light!"
Aribar: "If that frying pan is harmless then it shouldn't matter if Gibby sets it down!"
Razor: "...three..." He drops into a full fighting stance, his blades glowing completely green now.
Yurie looks up at Razor, then rests her hand on her sword. "...four..."
Frying Pan: '...'
Aribar: "... Okay, okay! I'll do it!"
Metal Man (GM): The 'Sword of Light' glows brightly for a split second.
Aribar communicates to the sword. "Fly, fly!!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar then starts flying away at full speed.
Yurie: "Gah! STARLIGHT RONDO!"
Metal Man (GM): It hits a blue barrier.
Razor crouches down and leaps into the air, wings flaring as he enters into pursuit.
Yurie slings her blade up and points it at Ari, releasing about a dozen blasts of light... all of which smack against the barrier.
Aribar: "Well... Are they our enemies now, Sword of Darkness?"
Sword of Darkness: "Don't worry... I've sent some friends to help..."
Aribar: "Friends? Who?"
Sword of Darkness: "...Uhhh... Bowser and Ganondorf."
Yurie: "SEE!? SEE!? I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU RAZOR!!"
Aribar: "And... I suppose the disguise is no use now..."
Metal Man (GM): Razor and Yurie and Gibby would see a dark portal appear.
Yurie leaps out of the pit, then dashes after.
Metal Man (GM): Out leaps... Bowser and Ganondorf.
Aribar: "Ummm... When we fought them they were just TV stars... Are they actually evil?"
Sword of Darkness: "Of course not... I've just mind-controlled them again."
Aribar: "Ah... Neat."
Metal Man (GM): And Yurie is being chased by Bowser and Ganondorf. *British Comedy music.*
Aribar: "... Could you tell 'em not to kill them? Just... Knock them out? I don't want them totally dead. Just around 99%ish."
Sword of Darkness: "...Drat... they're chasing us... should I use Shadow Warp? Yes. Okay."
Yurie: "Gahhhhhh!" *hops over an incoming shadow blast and flame breath.* @.@
Sword of Darkness: "Now then, if I use Shadow Warp, there's no guarantee where we're gonna wind up."
Razor flaps his wings madly, slowly gaining on Aribar. "Aribar... I know you can here me... drop the sword before I have to do something drastic..." *hear.
Aribar: "Errrm... Yes, I guess... If we don't know where we'll go neither will they."
Yurie: "Gyaahhhh! GET BACK! STARLIGHT RONDO!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Yurie's attack bounces off a blue shield around Aribar.
Yurie leaps upwards, then turns in midair, peppering Ganondorf and Bowser with the barrage of light blasts.
Sword of Darkness: "We're almost there..."
Razor: "Drop the damned sword, Ari!"
Yurie continues to backpedal and bombard Ganondorf and Bowser with her blasts..
Metal Man (GM): Ganondorf and Bowser are blasted. Now they look angry.
Razor sighs. "Then... you leave me no choice... Phase!" He flaps his wings a few times before seeming to blink out. "SLASH!" He appears right in front of Aribar, bringing the hilts of his blades down towards his head.
Metal Man (GM): Bowser breathes a lot of flames at Yurie.
Yurie: "Oh great..."
Aribar: "Gah! Dodge! Dodge!"
Yurie crouches, then leaps upwards, up and over the blast of flame.
Metal Man (GM): Razor's about to hit Aribar... then he phases out of existence.
Razor flips over once in the air when he misses. He jerks his head from side to side and turns around, trying to spot Aribar.
Metal Man (GM): He just totally disappeared.
Dex: "...Aribar has teleported through the Dark world to a random location."
Yurie is doing the dodge thing, weaving in, out, around, and under Ganondorf's and Bowser's continuing attacks...
Metal Man (GM): Yurie could use Razor's help... while fighting them, she would notice little black coins stuck into their foreheads...
Yurie: "...the heck?"
Razor: "Damn... try to figure out where he went. I'm coming Yurie!" He angles downward and dives like a falcon, swooping at the last moment to deliver some cover Hellfire from the air before twisting about and landing next to Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): They make no attempt to shield that area, either. Ganondorf seems to be slower than normal. The Hellfire hits the coins, which burn. Both of them instantly fall over.
Yurie: "...that was... easy?"
Razor: "...uhhh... Hellfire isn't THAT powerful... is it?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Bowser gets up, and dusts himself off.
Yurie: "I don't think so... hey..." *He draws her sword quickly...*
Bowser: "...Hello, punks. I have no clue what I'm doing here."
Yurie: "...say what?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks down, and sees the burnt coin. Immediately his expression changes.
Bowser: "...Wait... the Dark Sword has returned!"
Razor takes a step back, lifting his blades up again. "...uhh... what?"
Metal Man (GM): He picks up the burnt coin and points to it.
Bowser: "...It summoned us to destroy you."
Yurie: "..." >.>
Razor: "...ohhh... kay..."
Yurie slowly walks over to Razor, looking him in the eye.
Ganondorf: "...Unlike that fool, though, I would destroy you... if it had only not forgotten to give me my sword!"
Yurie: "...Razor..." *GRAB! NOOGIENOOGIENOOGIE!* "I TOLD YOU THAT IT WAS THE Sword of Darkness YOU FEATHERBRAIN!!"
Razor: "Gah!" He flails about a bit.
Metal Man (GM): *Warp.* Luckily, Ari appears in the base of Metal Sonic. Unluckily... this isn't the light world... This is the Dark World!
Aribar: "So... Uuuuh... Where are we, Dr. Swordopolis?"
Sword of Darkness: "...We've made a detour into Robotnik's base. The good Doctor should be here now..."
Yurie lets go of Razor, then sighs. "Alright... Bowser... what do you remember other than appearing here..."
Razor rubs his now sore head as he stands upright again. "...sorry..."
Bowser: "I had this really strange vision of the sword... and Aribar... and then Aribar ruling the galaxy... And in place of Saga was a black hole!"
Bowser: "...Then... there was a huge flying banana that got sucked down the hole... I just dunno..."
Yurie: "...I think you've eaten a few to many mushrooms."
Razor: "Ummm... Bowser... weren't you warned that you aren't supposed to eat the poisonous mushrooms?"
Bowser: "Then someone yelled 'Uh-oh, French Fry!' and it ended. Just like that!"
Yurie: v.v0 "Great... now we've lost -another- member of the Questers. This is just great..."
Ganondorf: "I had a similar vision... except... Zio was commanding the heartless... against Aribar! Then I saw a fat man blow up Hyrule Castle... which had been rebuilt--even though I blew it up yesterday! ...I really shouldn't have told you that."
Ganondorf: "Anyway... let us forget this meaningless event."
Razor: "Uhhh... huh..."
Ganondorf: "...I must leave now. I'll deal with you in time."
Yurie walks over, then reaches up and grabs Ganondorf by the tip of that awfully pointy nose and hauls him down...
Aribar: "So... Looks like I'll be siding with Robotnik... Kinda reminds me of Locos's episode... Only I won't fail, correct?"
Yurie: "Oh noo you don't..."
Sword of Darkness: "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): Yurie is surrounded by heartless.
Ganondorf (Stuffy nose): "...I still have the heartless... do you want to experience 5 deaths at once?"
Yurie: "Not really, but do you -really- want to rule the galaxy, instead of either of those idiots?"
Ganondorf: "...It is quite obvious that I wish to rule the world! ...If you could let go of my nose first..."
Yurie: "Because trust me, if Denon, Aribar, Robotnik, or any of those other schmucks become king, then guess who's going to be second banana."
Yurie: "No, you. and all the other villains."
Ganondorf: "Well... what are you saying? The heartless are weak while Denon is alive and that moron has the sword!"
Yurie: "Now, if you cooperate with us, and help us get -rid- of Denon and company, then we can go back to the old fashioned way of doing things, i.e., you try to conquer the world, we fight you, etc."
Ganondorf: "That sounds like a decent idea... hmmm..."
Bowser: "Can I join in? Wait... I'm already on both Denon's side AND Locos... That reminds me."
Yurie: "That would be appreciated... however..."
Metal Man (GM): Bowser pulls out a walkie-talkie.
Bowser: "Hello? Locos? Could you get me a ride?"
Yurie promptly draws Nightingale and lifts it, so that the tip of the blade rests on Ganondorf's forehead.
Razor just... stays out of this.
Yurie: "...if you screw us on this deal, then I'll make sure that you hurt. A lot. And trust me, nothing the Heartless can do can -top- the tortures I can conceive." ^^
Ganondorf: "...Nor could all the Questers stop what I can do... but I'll leave what you said at face value and not find out what you mean."
Yurie: "Danke." *He lets go of his nose, then puts away her sword.*
Ganondorf: "Now then... shall we go to your base?"
Yurie: "Why don't we."
Bowser: "Come in, Locos. Come in! Durned radio!"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Ari would see Robotnik's pod fly over to him.
Robotnik: "So... this is the help I needed..."
Aribar: "So... Is there a manual for evil overlords? Oh, hi, Robotnik... ."
Robotnik: "Welcome to the Egg base!"
Aribar: "Thanks... So I guess we're allies now?"
Robotnik: "I built this to take over the Dark World... and greet such important allies as you! Sure... anything for someone carrying that... sword..."
Aribar: "The Questers know about me..."
Robotnik: "That's okay... together, we can destroy them. Come with me."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik starts flying towards a large tower."
Aribar: "Can't we just enslave them and make them my personal servants? They're still somewhat my friends... Errr... Okay."
Aribar: "Oh, and they have a very powerful weapon..."
Robotnik: "What is that?"
Aribar: "Something possibly even more powerful than the Sword of Light: A frying pan."
Robotnik: "Hahahahahahahahahahaha! HAAA HAA HAAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's ridiculous! No FRYING PAN can defeat me?"
Aribar: "A magical one."
Robotnik: "Magic does not exist, except with the chaos emeralds."
Aribar: "... Must I demonstrate Terrorbolt?"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik lands and gets out, into the tower.
Robotnik: "No, because I forgot to mention that sword. Which is the entire reason I... have to help you."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik steps into an elevator, and motions for Ari to come in.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator starts going up.
Robotnik: "Now then. Who should we destroy first? With that sword, I can go into the light world. So, just to be fair, you get to pick who is destroyed."
Aribar: "Uhh... Well... Besides the Questers what enemies do we have?"
Robotnik: "Metal Sonic, Ganondorf, Hylians, Toad Town... just about everything. Even Smithy's ruins."
Aribar: "... Metal Sonic? This sword tried to take me to his base before..."
Robotnik: "Of course. The sword is indiscriminate in who it... 'asks' to help... You just got lucky."
Aribar: "Hum.... Do you have a dart board or something? Just kidding..."
Robotnik: "I do have a Dart board."
Aribar: "How about we go after the Kokiri Village, where Link used to live? They're just kids..."
Metal Man (GM): He gets out of the elevator as it opens, pulls out a dart, and throws it... at a picture of Sonic.
Aribar: "Good shot."
Robotnik: "Yes! We can Roboticise them all! More robots equals more power! HA HA HA HAAAA!"
Aribar cringes a bit... "Errm... Okay."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik opens a case... there's a small slot.
Robotnik: "Just stick the sword in the slot... you don't have to drop it..."
Aribar: "..." *He looks at the sword and communicates, "Should I?" to it.*
Sword of Darkness: "Yes."
Aribar does so.
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK.* *CINEMA THINGY.* Camera shows area of Hyrule field. Suddenly, a black hole appears... and starts consuming the area with darkness... It stops before a certain point. Then... out of it comes an endless armada of Eggrobos armed with rifles.
Metal Man (GM): They land, brush the dust off of themselves, then march into the forest... burning it down as they go. All of the Questers see this on Dexes, MTAs, Big room and R&R screens...
Aribar: "Err... I may be sick..." *Looks away.*
Metal Man (GM): They march through, and enter the village, and look around.
Robotnik: "Odd... nobody is there!"
Gujin Hisaki: "..."
Robotnik: "Oh well. It'll make for a good base."
Metal Man (GM): *Meanwhile.*
Yurie: "...oh my god..."
Metal Man (GM): *The Kokiri are hiding in the forest, unknown to all.* *Then the camera moves back.* The robots are tearing down the wood houses and building stuff. Including what looks like a huge teleporter... and Robotnik's flag.
Aribar: "Err... Don't make them burn down the Deku Tree or the area around it... That is too sacred a place... I don't want it destroyed."
Gujin Hisaki: "This can only be bad..."
Robotnik: "*shrugs.* "They won't move anywhere until the base is done."
Metal Man (GM): ~TO BE CONTINUED WHEN SYSTEM IS COMPLETE~. Will The Questers defeat the bad guys? Will Random Bystander Man appear and dropkick people? Will Wolfman's Brother and Knuckles do more than be wallflowers? Tune in, on the next episode of SUPER SMASH QUEST.