Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 92: War Breaks Out

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Date: October 21st, 26th and 28th 2004.
Locos Docos: "I've called the both of you to the Conference Room so I can get events and facts straightened out."
Ricky: "That shouldn't be too hard... well, maybe a little hard, considering the wars going on..."
Meta Knight: "I have witnessed many of the battles myself."
Locos Docos: "Then tell me in your own words what has happened then, Sir Meta Knight."
Meta Knight: "Well, I'll start from the beginning. After you repulsed the Fallen Questers, they flew to the Questers and attacked. Some mysterious phenomenon destroyed most of their ships, sending them back to their home in the Lost City. Soon after that, fighting boiled over."
Meta Knight: "Many people fought for Toad Town. In the end... Ganondorf, acting strangely, took it from the Fallen Questers and gave it back to its rightful owners. Continuing... just a few days ago, a strange warp occurred in Kokiri Forest. Strange robots, apparently like yours, appeared. They wore the Eggman insignia. They took over Hyrule Field."
Locos Docos: "And there's many an army trying to take it, I presume."
Meta Knight: "Indeed. Aside from that, Metal Sonic took over more of the mountains, and those Space Pirates took over several defenseless cities to the South. I fear that if we do not end some of this fighting, we will be their next target."
Locos Docos: "You need not fear, for in a matter of days, we shall relocate our homebase to the skies."
Ricky: "Should we try to destroy any of these enemy armies that have been popping up?"
Locos Docos: "Yes, but I will get to that. Before I discuss the plan, may I ask where King Bowser is?"
Ricky: "Uhhh... Bowser is currently undercover with the Quester Hunters."
Locos Docos lets out a breath of sigh through his nose. "Sir Meta Knight, I want you to take the Halberd and a portion of which army you prefer and take the Death Mountain Crater. We need that perimeter secured."
Meta Knight: "Yes Sir. It'll be tricky with all of those laser batteries, but I could probably clean it out with a simple megalaser blast."
Locos Docos: "I know you will not fail. Since the Koopa and the Middle ages generals aren't present, I want you, Ricky, to take the recently repaired Egg Carrier, another army, and find the gray Chaos Emerald. The third army will protect the tower."
Ricky: "Affirmative."
Metal Man (GM): Ricky and Meta Knight go to their positions. Ricky chooses the Eggrobo army, while Meta Knight brings along the koopa troop, leaving Locos with the Machine Mades.
Locos Docos: "I have personal matters to attend to. Dispatch immediately!" *He shall take 100 of the finest construction workers of the Machine Mades for the plans.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would probably hear something along the lines of 'RED ALERT' in his room at Eggman's base in the dark world. The computer console is beeping. Meanwhile, Meta Knight attacks Metal Sonic's forces in Death Mountain. They seem to have been stretched thinly.
Locos Docos: "Activate thy rocketpacks. We are departing for the seas!"
Machine Mades (In unison): "Affirmative."
Metal Man (GM): Death Mountain Crater is taken over. Metal Sonic's thinly dispatched troops flee, some of them so careless they fall off the mountain to their doom.
Locos Docos activates his personal platform, which he has made modifications to, with what now looks like a rocking chair with rocket boosters attached at the bottom, and sets for the West.
Metal Man (GM): Locos, and the Machine Mades, fly towards the West. Nothing but endless ocean, so far. Aribar's console displays satellite imagery of the Egg Carrier--which was assumed destroyed--flying high above Twoson.
Meta Knight: (Comms) "We have secured the crater. We caught them with their backs turned."
Locos Docos: "Advanced Smashdex R-Y77... Code Name: Prometheus. Identify the largest uninhabited island you can find." *He says to comm:* "Acknowledged."
Smash Dex: "Scanning landform..."
Locos Docos: "Let's hope it's large enough like a continent..."
Smash Dex: "Beeboop. Unknown landform discovered."
Metal Man (GM): The Smash Dex displays a picture of a HUGE ship, crashed into the water. Seems almost like this is the sea of crashing ships..
Smash Dex: "Inhabited mountain of steel?? Unknown type. Scanning for other land marks..."
Locos Docos: "A ship won't do... no matter how big."
Smash Dex: "Beep. Small island discovered. Cinnabar Island. Inhabited by 3 people in a strange building. Roughly 1 square mile large."
Locos Docos: "...Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's console continues to beep. As I said, it appears on of Robotnik's 'lost' ships have resurfaced, armed with Eggrobos of its own, and apparently with a mind of its own.
Locos Docos: "..."
Smash Dex: "Continuing to scan."
Locos Docos turns to his construction workers.
Smash Dex: "Last landform discovered."
Locos Docos: "Schematics..."
Smash Dex: "...Unknown Size... Grape Fruit Garden. Re-scanning size. 28 miles long, 28 miles wide. 5 miles southwest of this location."
Locos Docos: "!"
Aribar checks the console and hrms.
Console: "Unknown enemy has stolen Egg Carrier. Unknown Enemy has reprogrammed entire fleet of Eggrobos."
Locos Docos: "So as it's uninhabited..."
Smash Dex: "Only inhabitants are peaceful dreamland people."
Locos Docos: "... Machine Mades! We have 20 days to complete this project."
Machine Mades: "Affirmative."
Locos Docos: "Go forth, create the skeletal formations of it, but leave most of the vegetation if it is reasonably practical."
Machine Mades: "Affirmative." They start flying towards a landmass on the horizon.
Aribar: "... That is bad, correct?"
Locos Docos sighs.
Console: "Correct."
Locos Docos: "Twenty days... and many many denizens around the globes..."
Aribar: "So... Send out so more Egg thingies to get rid of that ship or something... Where is Robotnik?"
Console: "Affirmative... Robotnik is in the Command room, 1 door down from this room."
Metal Man (GM): Locos sees a strange flash on the horizon.
Locos Docos shields his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): In the opposite direction of the Machine Mades. ...Suddenly, a whole swarm of Eggrobos have appeared...
Locos Docos turns his chair 180.
Ricky: "We're under attack by an inferior force of... more Eggrobos! Where did they come from?"
Locos Docos goes all twitchy in the face.
Ricky: "Wasn't Robotnik banished?"
Aribar heads down to where the console said Robotnik was to tell him the bad news and what he did.
Metal Man (GM): Locos' smash dex shows a view of the Egg Carrier taking out enemy Eggrobos with missiles and... Eggrobos.
Locos Docos: "DESTROY THEM WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!! WE WILL NOT HAVE DISSIDENTS DESTROY THE PROJECT!!!"
Ricky: "Affirmative. FULL POWER!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's side splits off here, and will be returned to after Locos' perspective is shown first.
Locos Docos closes the dex with extreme force. His face turns red... and continues to swell red. He slllloowwwly caaaalms down.
Meta Knight: "I hear there's some trouble down there. Well, all things are fine down here."
Locos Docos clicks to General Knight "Begin phase 2 of the mountain crater. Sure hope it's not too toasty for you and the Eggrobos."
Meta Knight: "No, not really. The Eggrobos can take up to 1000 degrees, and the Air Conditioning seems to be working fine."
Metal Man (GM): Locos sees a portal open in front of him. It opens completely... revealing a greenish Egg-o-Matic with floating arms... and Aribar at the controls.
Locos Docos: "...Dr. Hunter, I presume."
Aribar: "Lalala... Time to kill a traitor..."
Computer: "Target Sighted. Charles. L. Magellean."
Locos Docos: "Down to business, are we? Very well..."
Aribar: "... Doctor? How do you assume I am a doctor, Traitor?"
Locos Docos: "...Habit." ^_^; *He switches a lever on the right side of his chair.* "I'm not gonna fool around either."
Metal Man (GM): A HUGE FIREBALL is launched at Aribar's pod.
Locos Docos: "You know, you Questers are becoming a LARGE pain in the behind."
Aribar blinks... And tries to fly up clos--Fireball?! He tries to quickly evade. "... I am no Quester. They are my enemies!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar moves to the right of it... but the fireball hits his blue forcefield a bit. Shields: 75%.
Aribar: "Gah... Locos..."
Locos Docos: "And yet you call me a traitor? Let me guess..."
Aribar: "Hmp... I am the Wielder of the Sword of Darkness and Conqueror of Kokiri Forest and Hyrule Field! You cannot stop me. Yah!" *Taps the X button a lot... I mean... Fires a bunch of lasers.*
Metal Man (GM): A front panel flies off, and Locos is threatened by 10 red lasers.
Locos Docos: "...I was thinking of something along the lines of a powerful yet dark weapon, yes."
Aribar mumbles below his breath, "I'll have to ask the good doctor where he gets his evil villain speeches and such at..."
Locos Docos maneuvers his chair to fly high up.
Metal Man (GM): Locos flies upward, only taking 3 hits. Locos's shield: 97%.
Locos Docos hovers back down. "Yeh HEH HEH HA HEH HEH!"
Aribar: "Coward!"
Locos Docos using a Cackletta like laugh. "I suppose you're right."
Computer: "Summoning more arms always helps."
Locos Docos: "I'll pass this round for you to hit."
Aribar listens to the computer and holds down R3... Err... Summons more arms.
Metal Man (GM): *ZZZZZZZZT.* Two more warps open, and Aribar's machine gains 2 more arms.
Ricky: (Locos's Smash Dex) "I've taken out the Eggrobos. It appears some enemy is engaging you. Want me to help?"
Locos Docos whispers "No."
Ricky: (Locos's Smash Dex) *nods.*
Locos Docos: "I refused outside help... so you should too!"
Aribar: "... Huh? What are you saying?"
Computer: "Ready to launch arms. Power at 100%."
Locos Docos presses the button to his left and two large saws come out from the bottom and make a right angle.
Aribar: "Fyyyaaah!"
Locos Docos: "Maybe this will cut you down to size. Yeh HEH HEH HA HEH HEH!"
Metal Man (GM): The arms are fired at Locos.
Locos Docos goes after the arms that just appeared by making a dash for them with his chair.
Metal Man (GM): And Locos's saws hit the arms. *KABOOM* *KAPLOOK* *LOUD SAWING NOISE.* Locos's Shield: 80%. Aribar's Shield: 60%. All of Aribar's arms detonated.
Locos Docos makes the chair retract the saws. He faces Aribar in the Eggmobile again. "So then, elf, what do you say? Will you leave to me my plans in solitude, or shall I continue to shave off your chances? Yeh HEH HEH HA HEH HEH!"
Computer: "Lasers are fully charged. Ready to fire."
Aribar: "Or you can stop hiding behind such inferior technology and fight me face to face!"
Locos Docos: "In the air!? Not even I'm that insane to do it."
Aribar: "... I meant on the ground, twit."
Computer: "Saffron Island is 1 mile to the south."
Locos Docos: "No more, one-armed dork." *He turns his chair around.*
Computer: "Target is vulnerable."
Locos Docos: "While it was fun to play with you, I need to get back to work."
Aribar: "Fire the lasers!"
Locos Docos: "Adios, muchacho!"
Computer: "Affirmative."
Locos Docos blasts off for the Grapefruit island.
Metal Man (GM): Locos has a whole lot of lasers heading towards his back.
Aribar: "You will NOT get away--Hey!" *He attempts to follow.*
Metal Man (GM): *FWOOM* Locos starts escaping. Only one Laser kinda-sorta scrapes him. Aribar's too slow...
Aribar: "Arms! More arms! Fast!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP WARP WARP WARP.* The thing gains more arms and speeds up. Locos detects Aribar catching up to him.
Locos Docos: "GWEH??"
Metal Man (GM): There's an island up ahead. It's confirmed to have 100 robots building something.
Locos Docos: "Slows down to an eventual stop over grape garden."
Aribar: "More... More! I will catch up to him and kill that traitor!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's mecha now has 4 sets of arms. It catches up to Locos, who has slowed down toa stop over the robot workers and island. These workers are just like Smithy's machine made armies of the past.
Aribar attempts to crash into Locos.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's mecha is flying at Locos at high speeds.
Locos Docos: "Soon, Project Feranium will be ...uh wuh!?"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Aribar hits Locos. Both ship's shields are knocked out, and Locos is pushed away a bit. The arms exploded in the collision.
Aribar: "HAH!"
Locos Docos is luckily adjusted with a seatbelt. "..." He turns to Aribar. His face begins to twitch. "...YOU WANT SOMETHING NOW, PUNK!!??!"
Metal Man (GM): The 100 machine mades pull out laser guns, as if they anticipate an order to attack.
Locos Docos face becomes a slight red color now... more like a rose.
Aribar: "A one-on-one battle. No chairs. No Arminator things..."
Locos Docos calms down by taking a breath...
Aribar: "Or I can finish you with a blast of lasers..."
Locos Docos: "...No."
Aribar mumbles, "Start charging up the lasers..."
Metal Man (GM): The lasers on Aribar's craft charge.
Locos Docos: "Has it occurred to you that I want to be left alone right now?"
Star Fox: "...There they are. Take them all out, boys."
Aribar: "Has it occurred to you that you attacked me fir--Huh?"
Metal Man (GM): Incoming arwings... 4 of them.
Falco: "You can't have this island, fools!"
Locos Docos: "True, and for that I apologize..."
Aribar: "Blast! Star Fox! Warp out, computer!"
Computer: "Acknowledged." *WARP.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar disappears.
Locos Docos face becomes red again.
Metal Man (GM): The Machine Mades open fire on the Arwings.
Locos Docos gets all twitchy.
Slippy: "Ack! I'm hit!"
Aribar lets out a sigh... And hopes he's back at Robotnik's base.
Locos Docos: "YOU WANNA PIECE OF ME AS WELL, STAR PUNKS!!!?!?!"
Star Fox: "Yeah... and we'll take a piece of you to go, as well!"
Locos Docos breathes with rage. "ALLLL UNITS!! OPEN FIRE UPON THEIR ASSES WITH TOTAL PREJUDICE!!"
Star Fox: "...Woah! What's that?"
Garrick has been watching all of this in the Big Room. He's got his feet up on the table and hands behind the head, curious as to just what the hell is going on.
Metal Man (GM): The Egg Carrier has come, surrounded by the Eggrobos, ready to attack.
Falco: "Jeez Laweez! What was Pepper thinking?"
Locos Docos becomes in front of the crew. "Soo..." *keet.* "..."
Slippy: "AHHHHH!!! I'm REALLY HIT!!!"
Garrick: "...they need help... meh, I'm bored."
Locos Docos smiles with a sadistic smile.
Metal Man (GM): Slippy is being blown around like some sort of pinata.
Garrick gets up and makes for the docking bay.
Locos Docos: "You wan--" *keet.* "want to mess--" *keet.* "up this project? Come--" *keet* "on... I d--" *keet* "dare you..."
Falco: "We'll do what we want..."
Peppy: "...If we don't get killed first!"
Slippy: "I've lost a wing!"
Garrick, as he's walking, pulls out his Dex and rings Mewtwo.
Locos Docos: "Leave--" *keet.* "...and I'll call off my--" *keet* "reinfor--" *keet.* "reinforcements."
Metal Man (GM): The Star Fox team fires at the indiscriminate numbers of Eggrobos, but it makes very little difference.
Garrick: "...heyyyy... mind cat. You there?" *He strolls into the docking bay and makes for his MTA.*
Mewtwo: "Yes?"
Garrick: "Yeah, uh, Star Fox are allies of ours, right?"
Locos Docos is filled with so much rage, that he brings out his joystick thingy with only one button.
Mewtwo: "Of course."
Garrick hops into the cockpit of his mech, the MTA, and powers it up.
MTA: "All systems online."
Locos Docos presses it, and many missile silos, machineguns, and torpedoes come out of his chair...
Garrick: "Wellllllllll... they're about to be blown up... soooo... I'm gonna go help them. Send some help, if ya could, would ya?" *He flips a few switches and launches.*
Locos Docos: "Fifty machine guns..." *breathes deeply.* "...500 homing missiles, 100 warheads... and 2,000 bullets..."
Mewtwo: "I'll try..."
Garrick: "Sure, right... *He zooms off toward the battle, gunning the engine to full."
Locos Docos shakes with unhinged rage and points his finger to backwards...
Slippy: "AHHHHHHHH!!!!" *CRASH.*
Falco: "You need to be more careful, Fox. That madman has too much power!"
Locos Docos: "Leave now... or my rage won't be held back. This project will be completed... or I'll kill the all of us."
Fox: "Never! We must save this island from your evil powers!"
Garrick: (Comms) "..." *bzzzzzzzzzt.* "..." *bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.* "...hey... heyyyyyy... Star Fox..."
Falco: "Take this, madman!"
Metal Man (GM): Locos is hit by a few lasers.
Locos Docos: "All I'm doing is a construction project... IS THAT TAKING OVER!??!"
Fox: "...Garrick... what're you doing here?"
Locos Docos is blown backwards and circles about a couple times.
Garrick: "Helping you?"
Falco: "You better hurry up! This guy has a bomb!"
Locos Docos: "...!..."
Garrick: "Who's guy?"
Slippy: "Little help here, guys? I'm only SINKING INTO THE OCEAN!"
Locos Docos just... really briefly... thought of something...
Peppy: "Don't worry, Slip, it'll just be like piloting the Blue Marine! Heh heh heh heh."
Locos Docos breathes in very deeply for about 15 seconds... and retracts all the firepower. "I remember my vow... I... will not kill. Not another innocent."
Garrick: "...did you just call me a innocent?"
Locos Docos presses another joystick button.
Falco: "Garrick, get these guys off of my tail!"
Locos Docos: "Star Fox team; consider yourselves fortunate that I was able to suppress my rage one more time..."
Garrick: "Uhhh... yeah."
Slippy: "Sinking... into... the ocean... I didn't sign up for that!"
Garrick zooms off to help Falco out, blasting away at the guys on his tail.
Metal Man (GM): *BAM BAM BAM.*
Locos Docos pressed the button that makes a big ol' ass fan, about 500 feet big, comes out.
Falco: "Thanks Fo- I mean, Garrick. What the heck is that?"
Locos Docos: "Consider this my alternative. This big ol' ass fan has five settings."
Peppy: "Who cares? Just shoot it down!"
Fox: "It's already in the water. Are we supposed to drag it to the ocean floor?"
Locos Docos sets the dial to three on his chair; High.
Garrick goes to grab Slippy before he... she?...gets cut up.
Locos Docos: "My units are protected from this hurricane, but you guys aren't. I'll see you later."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick grabs Slippy's soggy and burnt up Arwing.
Garrick: "Locos!"
Fox: "Shoot that fan!"
Locos Docos: "Unfortunately, it kicks in 5 seconds after it's started... and at full power. You will now be pushed by the fan at about 500 MPH. Have a nice day, fellas."
Garrick: "Stupid son of a... dahh..." *Unloads a full charge of shots into that fan.*
Metal Man (GM): *KABOOM* El fan takes damage.
Garrick: "Don't you guys have bombs or something?! Help me out here!"
Fox: "I'll try..." *Launches a bomb into the fan.*
Garrick charges up and fires off another volley.
Metal Man (GM): *WHOOSH* Despite hitting the fan, everyone is blown away. Luckily, the bombs are blown up before they are blown back at everyone. Everyone lands back at HQ... slightly damaged.
Locos Docos sighs and powers down the fan to an eventual stop.
Garrick sets Slippy down very gently..*CLANG.*
Locos Docos: "Back to work, everyone. The festival will be started in 20 days."
Garrick docks himself and gets out, growling under his breath "...idiot... we have to deal with him..." *sigh.* "...you four okay? ...Dex, did you do any scans of whatever Locos was building before we got blown away?"
Dex: "It looked like the foundation to a building."
Garrick: "Any idea of what kind of building?"
Dex: "Looked like a tower."
Garrick: "...we need to get in there."
Locos Docos: "The first foundation shall be the stage of the plan... then we will move to the next part of the wide construction. "Ricky, continue searching, then we will move on to phase 2."
Garrick: "Hey, who's up to sneaking onto that island and finding out what Locos is doing?"
Locos Docos: "Time for one and a half..." *He calls up to the Quester HQ...*
Metal Man (GM): And now for Aribar's perspective of these events. Starting back when Locos said to "Destroy the Dissidents with full power!"... Robotnik is tending to his next army of Eggrobos, busy with controls.
Dr. Robotnik: "Aribar... you look like something is wrong. What is it?"
Aribar: "Oh... Umm... Some enemy thingy stole an egg carrier I think... So I sent more robot thingies to attack it."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmmm..." He checks some screens. "...It's that traitorous Magellan! ...Or as you might call him, Locos Docos. He seems to have a fascination with refurbishing old, crashed ships, then using them for his own gains."
Aribar: "That vile traitor! ... I almost wish I could go personally and pay him a visit."
Dr. Robotnik: "It is possible. The only problem is that he's floating over the ocean."
Aribar: "Hrm... Well. . You do have some flying vehicle, correct?"
Dr. Robotnik: "He is surrounded by armies, the least of which overwhelmed Metal Sonic's mach---yes... of course I do. The Arminator should do well for you. It has a built in teleporter, launching arms, lasers, and escape teleporters."
Aribar: "Armies? Arminator... Hrm..."
Dr. Robotnik: "He is alone, right now."
Aribar: "It seems I have two choices... Wait until later and build up an attack force to overwhelm him and assault him then, or go in this Arminator... Which do you suggest?"
Dr. Robotnik: "You should go now. I have many of this 'Arminator', and it needs to be... tested."
Aribar: "Ooh... Okay. I'll get ready immediately and after getting lost at least three times I'll reach... Umm... Where would this thing be at?"
Metal Man: "Phendrana Ocean. You can warp there directly."
Dr. Robotnik: "Oh... I mean... just a moment."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik pulls out a remote control, and the semi-huge green floating pod appears by itself.
Aribar oohs and aahs at the remote.
Dr. Robotnik: "If it wasn't for this device, that heinous hedgehog would have surprised me many times."
Aribar: "Hrm... I see." *He goes over to take the remote, which he assumes the good... Err... Bad doctor is lending him.*
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik lets Aribar take the remote. The door to the machine opens.
Aribar heads up into the machine making sure he has the Sword of Darkness and Moonlight with him before waving goodbye... And hoping that this thing is easy to pilot.
Metal Man (GM): One can warp to Phendrana Ocean with a press of a button. The main control is a joystick. There's a red 'arms' button, as well as a right punch, left punch, and laser turret button... even though it doesn't have arms yet...
Aribar checks his equipment a bit and looks at the controls some more before beginning to warp.
Computer: "Ready to warp."
Aribar presses the warp button and hopes for the best.
Metal Man (GM): After the battle above, Aribar warps back here, more or less in one piece.
Aribar huffs and puffs while getting out of the machine. "Robotnik? Robooootniiik?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes? I see that you did a good job."
Aribar: "Thanks, but this needs a bit of repairing... Plus the fact that it summons arms too slowly... Well... It seems Locos was somewhat neutral before this. What do you propose I do next after I try and conquer Hyrule? Locos may become a threat... But I can't really go out and help the units or anything with Star Fox so perhaps destroying Corneria City would lower their morale."
Dr. Robotnik: "That sounds like a terrific idea. We'll have to wait for the warp generator to calm down, of course."
Aribar: Hrm. Okay then. Hum... Can you send some scouts to a... 'Grapefruit Island' I think? Locos is building something or doing something there. I want to keep him monitored."
Dr. Robotnik: "That's easy. My satellites that I stole from Smithy should do."
Aribar: "Hum... Can you fire lasers at Locos from those satellites?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Not quite yet."
Aribar: "Huh... I see. Nevermind then."
Metal Man (GM): And now, back to the present, as Locos calls the Questers. The Questers' dexes beep.
Garrick pulls out his Dex and answers.
Metal Man (GM): Locos is on the screen.
Garrick: "Hey, Locos. We were just talking about you."
Locos Docos: "If you were really paying attention, then you realize that the island construction was a decoy. The true plan is that I'm setting for an attack on the other side of Nintendus! Stay out of my way, or feel the unrestrained rage of me."
Garrick: "...uh huhhhhhhhh... and why are you doing this?"
Locos Docos logs off.
Garrick: "Meh, idiot."
Aribar ... Answers his own Smash Dex... He isn't a Quester but it seemed like Locos communicated with all the dexes...
Garrick glances to the Star Fox members, then shrugs "Well, it looks like we got another mission on our hands..." He rings Mewtwo again "Gather the Questers, Mewtwo, we got a mission to do."
Mewtwo: "Yes?"
Garrick: "...we've got a mission to do, Locos is trying something."
Mewtwo: "I'll go and get details on that."
Metal Man (GM): Despite what Garrick said... Mewtwo later decided it wasn't worth following up on. More time passed...
Metal Man (GM): ...It has been a relaxing couple of weeks. Despite the occasional uprisings, nothing major has occurred. Suddenly... KABOOOOOOM.
Yurie: "!"
Metal Man (GM): A large explosion rocks the area. All objects not stuck to anything crash on the floor.
Digifanatic: "Here we go again."
Metal Man (GM): All sorts of windows break.
Metal Man: "What the heck?"
Digifanatic rus to and ducks in a corner.
Metal Man (GM): The alarms go off.
Mewtwo: (PA) "ALL QUESTERS REPORT TO BIG ROOM, IMMEDIATELY."
Metal Man (GM): KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
Digifanatic: "Right."
Metal Man (GM): Another far off explosion rocks the place.
Digifanatic runs off to the Big Room.
Metal Man follows Digifanatic.
Yurie is hanging onto one of the couches in the Big Room, lookign around. "What in Saga's name..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is there, presiding calmly over maps and data. Several objects are floating around him--he's holding them up to keep them from being thrown on the floor. KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
Digifanatic: "What could be causing this?"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is very calm, despite the objects flying around.
Mewtwo: "Just another Quester Hunter invasion... of Toad Town."
Yurie: "Lovely... how bad is it?"
Mewtwo: "It's extremely bad."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo turns on some screens, showing an armada of ships flying black flags with white fists in the middle. Surrounding those fists is a purple starburst aura.
Mewtwo: "They've allied themselves with Metal Sonic... and Robotnik... They now call themselves Apocalypse Group. Their power is nearly triple of before, and they're sending it all against Toad Town. Needless to say, we can't stop them."
Metal Man (GM): KABOOOOOOOOM.
Mewtwo: "We must evacuate the city."
Digifanatic: "At least before they shoot at us."
Yurie: "Alright... is the transport room ready?"
Mewtwo: "Save as many townfolk as you can. There's no time to waste."
Digifanatic: "Got it."
Metal Man (GM): KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
Mewtwo: "Your MTAs are ready. Just be careful. They're gunning for you."
Yurie: "Right... everyone! To the hanger!"
Metal Man: "Affirmative. We'll save those villagers."
Metal Man (GM): A few moments earlier, in Toad Town 2... Mario is outside Toad Town, walking around, seemingly oblivious. Then, he sees a single Goomba.
Mario: "What are-a those doing here?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks over to stomp it, a confident look on his face. *THUNK* *THUNK* *THUNK.* Just as he does that, he sees an entire ARMADA of ships, monsters, tanks, even the Wing Fortress heading towards him.
Mario: "...Mama-mia!"
Metal Man (GM): He flees, just as missiles, lasers, and rockets are chasing him. The logo of Super Smash Quest appears over the armada for a short bit. Then, the camera pans towards a large, green ship that leads the army. Aribar's in the bridge of this ship, with the Quester Hunters, Robotnik, and Metal Sonic. While this was somewhat against his will, Robotnik claimed he could steal the world from them after they helped him and Aribar conquer it.
Denon: "Look at that pathetic man run. Has he ever seen a force this large before?"
Aribar: "Heh..."
Eldorado: "Yeah. That time he destroyed your Quest Hunters."
Metal Man (GM): This 'Eldorado' is a weird man wearing a wolf-like golden mask.
Denon: "...Be quiet, fool."
Meier Link: "...Incoming forces. Prepare to attack."
Denon: "Ready the cannons!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Soon, we shall have Toad Town in our grasp!"
Aribar looks at his new 'allies.' He is not very confident in their fighting skills... The elf impatiently taps the Sword of Darkness against his shoe while waiting for the mayhem to commence.
SA-X2: "Yes sir." *She starts typing in some things.*
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is the Hyrule Guard, Toad Guard, and even the Cornerian Air Force.
Eldorado: "Are you SURE we can defeat that?"
Denon: "Of course!"
Metal Man (GM): Meier Link mumbles something in the background.
Metal Sonic: "They don't have a chance."
Aribar: "What if the Questers come? They surely will."
Denon: "We'll crush them."
Eldorado: "...Is that Star Fox?"
Metal Man (GM): *Camera pans outside to inside Star Fox's cockpit.*
Star Fox: "Let's take down those ships!"
Falco: "I'm ready."
Peppy: "Roger."
Slippy: "I can't wait to destroy those losers!"
Metal Man (GM): The Star Fox Team easily overwhelms a single Doomship, which goes crashing into the endless amount of soldiers below.
Peppy: "That's one down!"
Bowser: "...You worthless idiots! Get away from my ships!"
Metal Man (GM): A heavily armored Clown Car w/Rotating laser turret, Laser Cutters, and an armored dome flies out of the flagship.
Falco: "Jeez Laweez! What the HECK is that?"
Peppy: "Aim for the arms!"
Bowser: "You will never stop me!" *ROAR*!
Metal Man (GM): This continues for a while. Bowser manages to cut off a wing of Slippy's ship, but is shot down. Locos is at... his headquarters. He's seeing a live video feed of the fighting over Toad Town 2. Ricky comes on the Comms.
Ricky: "...Locos. I have a report for you. About the chaos emeralds. Or should I say, Charles L. Magellan?"
Locos Docos raises an eyebrow. He sips down another unique brand of his specially made Coca-Cola. "Charles, Rick. Report the report."
Ricky: "Well, Charles, I've identified where some emeralds are. ...Aboard the Archelago, the Quester Hunter flagship! Even worse... they've allied with Robotnik and Metal Sonic!"
Charles stands up and spills his Coca-cola over.
Ricky: "They're... using the power to destroy Toad Town 2."
Charles breathes heavily.
Ricky: "Not even the Questers can stop them!"
Charles: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Just then, another comms thing lights up. It's Denon.
Denon: "Hello, worthless Smithy lover. I just thought I'd give you an offer."
Charles: "The doctor, making his comeback, allies with powerful pasts."
Denon: "Join us or die. Hahahahahahahahahahaha! If you do not... Mario and Toad Town will be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): Denon waits for a response, a greedy smile on his face.
Charles: "Then I say this..." *He gives Denon a stern look...* "...I never worked for Smithy in the first place." *He smiles sadistically.* "Only spied on the machine." *He turns the comms off.*
Denon: "...You're a tricky one, eh? Just like Robotnik... but I settled his busine--" *cuts off.*
Ricky: "...That was annoying. Anyway... I was thinking. Couldn't we 'temporarily' help the Questers?"
Charles: "Threatens me when I am not a threat to them, eh?"
Ricky: "Yes... a mean one, he is."
Charles: "We have little choice. Either let the Hunters destroy Toads with what's likely an emerald that we need, or we risk our lives and try to do something foolish, rash, and selfish..." *He pops a coca-cola bottle.* "...Let's move out."
Ricky: "Hmmmm... alright! Meta Knight says that Metal Sonic's forces have left all but their home base unguarded."
Charles: "Very well."
Ricky: "He could strike from the side, and you and I could take the back and other side. Those other forces are attacking them head on."
Charles: "We do your plan, and send a small recon to the home base. And keeping the grape garden project still working, understood?"
Ricky: "Affirmative."
Charles: "Fifteen days, my advisor. I don't want that one to slip. Over and out."
Ricky: "Ricky, over and out."
Metal Man (GM): *Camera pans to the battlefield, once again. The Questers are coming towards Toad Town in their MTAs.*
Digifanatic: "Here we go..."
Yurie: "Everyone, try to be careful. We're not here to engage the enemy. We're here to rescue toads."
Digifanatic: "Yup. Don't fire unless fired upon."
Yurie: "Digi, I'm in charge hun."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Denon: "Hello, Questers. Have you come to die?"
Eldorado: "There is no chance of survival for you. Turn back!"
Metal Man: "Fat chance..."
Aribar: "Hum... The Questers are here..." *He attempts to communicate with the Sword of Darkness and ask if it is wise to confront his former allies.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers' ships are heading towards the Quester Hunters, but not in sight yet.
Sword of Darkness: (To Aribar) "Now is not the time. Wait for the dice to kill some of them."
Eldorado: "This is your last chance. Turn back before we fire on you!"
Denon: "They don't have a chance."
Aribar: "Don't kill them. I want them taken as prisoners of war."
Charles comes in with the Magellan Military as the Doomship being the flagship.
Denon: "Okay..."
Eldorado: "..."
Dr. Robotnik: "It can't be! Incoming attackers!"
Denon: "Man your battle stations. We're under attack from all sides!"
Charles: "Ricky, if they are powered, then power down the attack systems."
Ricky: "Affirmative... but they're going to shoot at us soon!"
Charles: "Let's see if we can try a non-fighting approach."
Ricky: "...Full power to shields!"
Denon: "Kill them all!!!"
Charles hails the flagship of the QHers.
Metal Man (GM): A hail fire of lasers flies out in all directions.
Denon: "What is it, you traitor of the toaster?"
Metal Man: "Questers! We must land before we get torn apart!"
Digifanatic: "Alrighty." *He lands the MTA without hesitation and jumps out.*
Charles switches on the comm to the flagship.
Yurie swoops her MTA downwards, underneath the blasts of lasers and lands as well, leaping out..
Denon: "Yes?"
Charles: "Unidentified flagship: Power down your systems and leave this airspace. You are in direct violation of the Mushroom Kingdom treaty of circa 1560 A.D."
Denon: "...I will destroy the Mushroom Kingdom soon enough, what's your hurry in making me even more angry at them?"
Charles: "Sorry, that was the incorrect transcript. *He looks over to the second page of 'What the heck to do in a big war time flagship.'*
Denon: "I'm waiting..."
Charles: "Right... Quester Hunters: We have detected several Chaos Emeralds aboard thy ship. We request to inspect these Emeralds to see if you have a particular and if you are misusing them."
Denon: "We have no chaos emeralds!"
Charles: "...That is all."
Dr. Robotnik: "What? Chaos Emeralds?"
Charles: "..."
Metal Sonic: "You must be hiding them from me. I thought you promised them to me!"
Denon: "...There are no chaos emeralds here, fools."
Charles: "...Ricky... report to the front deck." *He bashes Ricky on the head with his Mauler.*
Ricky: "Aye aye, sir---ow!"
Charles: "Now what have I told you about readings?"
Ricky: "The readings are correct! Look for yourself!"
Charles: "... Verified?"
Metal Man (GM): Ricky shows a live video feed of the Emerald Detector made by Robotnik on the Egg Carrier.
Charles: "...Frickin' liars." *He turns his attention to the... other guys.* "I don't mind the doctor lying to my face, but you two others I will not take it from! All ships, fire at will! Take down the menace of the Mushroom Kingdom skies and take the gray Chaos Emerald! ...If they have it."
Ricky: "Attack! Attack!"
Metal Man (GM): *Resume Questers.* Straight ahead is Toad Town.
Digifanatic: "Alright... we gotta save those Toads... I wonder if some of them are in the sewers as a shelter or something."
Metal Man: "Yes. You ready, Yurie?" *He pulls out his Stun Baton.*
Charles: "Take them, kill most of them all! Leave not many standing!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAMBAMBAM.* Up ahead is a handkerchief with Mario's 'M' mark on it.
Digifanatic walks over to the handkerchief. "Whoa... looks like Mario dropped this."
Metal Man follows.
Digifanatic: "Wonder where he ran off to."
Yurie: "Probably into town..."
Metal Man: "Well, judging from the destruction, he had to have gone there."
Digifanatic puts it in his pocket to give back to Mario when they come across him.
Metal Man (GM): There's a 3-way intersection up ahead. The group is walking across deserted streets. A war rages above, and the noise of fighting echoes from further into the city.
Yurie: "Lovely. come on guys..."
Digifanatic: "Which way?"
Metal Man: "Hmmm... Yurie, why don't you choose for once."
Yurie: "Lets head this way." *Points down the right fork.*
Metal Man: "Aye."
Digifanatic: "Alrighty."
Metal Man follows.
Digifanatic follows as well.
Yurie heads down the right fork, leading the way.
Metal Man (GM): You reach a dead end...
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder if there's a switch or something."
Metal Man (GM): There's a large building smashed in the way.
Yurie: "...lets head back..."
Metal Man (GM): A sudden noise is heard.
Digifanatic: "Uh-oh..."
Metal Man (GM): 2 Mecha Goombas and a Quest Hunter appear.
Quest Hunter: "There they are! Those Quester scum!"
Yurie targets the Quester hunter, then rushes forwards, swiftly drawing her sword and SLASHING him.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie gets a crit. Hit. Double damage.
Quest Hunter: "OW!"
Yurie then spins and promptly Roundhouses him across the face.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie then steps back and flashes forwards, rapidly cutting him twice with Slice and Dice.
Metal Man (GM): *Combo broken.* Miss. Once. However, Yurie hit the other one. Quest Hunter has almost no HP left...
Quest Hunter: "You shall... pay... for that! TAKE THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires his Laser blaster at Yurie. *CRIT.*
Yurie: "Ahh!"
Digifanatic: "You okay?"
Metal Man (GM): He continues with another shot. *CRIT.*
Yurie: "Ahh!"
Quest Hunter: "HAHAHAHAHAHA."
Metal Man (GM): *MISS.*
Digifanatic: "You're gonna pay... I hope."
Quest Hunter: "...That'll teach you to mess with Apocalypse Group!"
Digifanatic runs to the Hunter, puts his right arm back and SMACKS him with a Standard Punch.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.*
Quester Hunter: "Ow!"
Metal Man (GM): He is killed. *BAM.*
Digifanatic: "Now..." *looks at Goomba 1.*
Metal Man (GM): Mecha Goomba 1 attacks Digifanatic. *CRIT.*
Digifanatic: "Yikes!" *He rears his left hand and goes for Mecha Goomba 1 with Fire Punch.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Mecha Goomba 2 attacks Yurie. *MISS.*
Metal Man: "Take this, filthy Goomba!" *He bonks a Goomba on the head with his Stun Baton.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.* *DAZE.*
Metal Man then summons the Electroshield at the Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP.*
Metal Man grabs the Goomba and throws it at the other Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): It is hit, and... So is the other Goomba.
Metal Man continues the combo by punching the other Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH*
Metal Man then kicks that Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH*
Metal Man finishes the combo with a Dark Punch.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH*
Yurie grrs, then slashes Goomba 1.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man (GM): The Goomba dies.
Yurie then folows up with a running strike at the other remaining Goomba.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie ducks down and sweeps at the goomba. (kick)
Metal Man (GM): *HIT.*
Yurie crouches, then leaps upwards, the air around her whipping around her body as she executes Headwind.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK.* The Goomba dies. *Victory fanfare.*
Yurie is heading back towards the three-way intersection...
Metal Man (GM): It's a dead end. One can go back to the 4-way intersection now.
Deloth heads back to the intersection.
Gibby: "Where are we going? I'm getting hungry..."
Metal Man (GM): The two ways that haven't been tried are turning right or going forward.
Metal Man: "We're looking for Toads to save."
Gibby: "Mmmm... toads..."
Yurie: "Let's head right..."
Metal Man: "Aye aye, captain."
Deloth: "OK."
Metal Man salutes and goes right.
Deloth heads down the right-hand path.
Yurie leads the way.
Metal Man (GM): This path is long and deserted.
Gibby goes with them.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can hear the explosions above and nearby.
Gibby: "Sounds like a battle."
Metal Man: "Yes. The Quester Hunters, Cornerian and Magellan armies are fighting nearby."
Yurie: "Definitely... let's try to keep going. We really don't need to be in the crossfire..."
Gibby nods, and continues down the road.
Deloth: "Right. The last thing we need is to be stuck between laser guns." *He keeps heading down the path.*
Metal Man (GM): After passing several more ruined buildings, the Questers reach a strange piece of road.
Gibby takes a closer look at the road.
Metal Man (GM): This road has three crossings over a long pit.
Gibby: "Hmm..."
Yurie: "...okay... who decided to mess with the laws of physics..."
Metal Man (GM): One is very simple, a steel bridge.
Deloth: "Hm, weird spot..."
Metal Man (GM): The middle of the path has a weakly put up wooden bridge with holes in it. And the final one is a floating light bridge.
Gibby: "The steel bridge looks dependable."
Metal Man: "Take your pick. I think the Quester Hunters have already begun to bewitch the town."
Deloth: "Hmm, plain, weak, and just plain strange..."
Yurie: "From the looks of that light bridge, I'd say so..."
Deloth looks down into the pit.
Yurie peers down into the pit...
Metal Man (GM): The pit has a bed of spikes in it. Which are electrified.
Deloth: "Eep, we'd better pick well."
Gibby: "Well the middle bridge is the riskiest, and I don't trust things that float..."
Deloth: "Uh, you go first, Gibby." *He glances around for anything that might help.* "Hmm, if there was a rock around here..."
Gibby sighs.
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign.
Deloth reads the sign.
Metal Man (GM): It says 'Danger: Spikes are electric.'
Deloth grabs the sign and pulls it out of the ground.
Gibby: "Good call, Mr. Sign."
Yurie: "...I wonder who put those down there..."
Deloth: "Who knows. Stand back." *He tosses the sign onto the light bridge.*
Metal Man (GM): It falls through, and hits the spikes, exploding.
Deloth: "Well, THAT one's out of the question."
Gibby: "Well now it's obvious..." *He walks over to the steel bridge, and crosses it.*
Deloth thinks a bit.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby walk across the bridge, without a problem.
Yurie: "..."
Deloth: "Of course, Gibby's the lightest of us..."
Yurie goes across the steel bridge.
Gibby arrives at the other side, and does a little jig.
Metal Man (GM): Yurie also gets across. The Wooden bridge falls down on its own.
Deloth shrugs and walks across the steel bridge.
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign at the other end.
Sign: "This trap designed to destroy fools who believe in magic." -Denon.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is some more endless road. ...And some bad guys!
Gibby: "Hmm... I wonder who Denon is."
Deloth: "Alright, finally some action."
Metal Man (GM): It's a lone Quest Hunter.
Gibby pulls out DA GUNZ.
Quest Hunter: "Who are you? What are you doing here?"
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out his custom laser rifle.
Deloth unsheathes a mythril sword and growls.
Yurie quickly dashes at the Quester hunter, hopefully interrupting him before she fires, slashing him with her sword.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie then follows up with a quick roundhouse to the side.
Metal Man (GM): *CRITICAL MISS.* The Quester Hunter counter-attacks. *MISS.*
Gibby aims his gun at the Quester Hunter, and fires a shot.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. The Quest Hunter fires at Gibby.
Gibby: "EEP!"
Metal Man (GM): *HIT* He continues with a stun punch.
Deloth: "Ooh, that has to hurt."
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Gibby gets hit with the bullet, and dodges the punch.
Deloth glares and runs forward at the Hunter, charging his sword with fire before slashing him in the stomach. Lucky.
Metal Man (GM): Missola.
Metal Man attacks the GH with his baton.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Enemy is not dazed.
Metal Man continues with a quick punch.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man then baton smashes the QH again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man punches the QH.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The QH is killed.
Gibby: "Easy enough." *He puts his gun away.*
Deloth sheathes his sword. "Yes, but I would have liked to inflict some pain. Oh well, maybe next time."
Metal Man (GM): 20 Coins to everyone.
Yurie: "Yeah, only because there was one of them."
Deloth continues down the road.
Gibby follows Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is another intersection. Left or right.
Deloth: "Hmm... Too risky to split up. Okay, who says left?" *He raises his hand.*
Gibby takes a look at what the right side looks like.
Yurie: "Deloth..."
Deloth: "Yes?" *He puts his hand down.*
Yurie: "Let's head down the right path first, then try the left..."
Deloth: "Sounds good." *He walks down the right path.*
Gibby shrugs, and goes down the right path.
Metal Man (GM): Another dead end... and... a horde of enemies! ...
Deloth unsheathes his sword.
Yurie: "Here we go again..."
Deloth: "Let's kill."
Gibby pulls out the gun.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds 3 coins on the ground.
Deloth: "Hey, alright!" *He grabs the coins.* "Let's get it onnnn!"
Gibby gives Deloth a funny look.
Yurie: "Leave the toads for last..." *He quickly rushes the first QH and nails him with a sword strike.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie follows it up with a kick to the side.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Gibby turns to one of the eggrobos and attempts to Inhale it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Gibby then fires a shot at the same bot.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. The Quester Hunter attacks Deloth with his laser rifle. Miss.
Deloth dashes towards the QH who attacked him and uses a Flare Swipe on him.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Eggrobo one shoots at Yurie. One hit. The other Eggrobo shoots at Deloth. Miss. Evil Toad 1 attacks Gibby. Hit. Evil Toad 2 attacks Deloth.
Gibby: "OW! Stupid Toad..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Evil Toad 2 attacks Yurie. Miss.
Metal Man attacks a robot with the Stun baton.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's dazed.
Metal Man punches it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man kicks it.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man smashes it with the baton again.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man uses Baton throw on the thing.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Metal Man hits it again with a punch.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Yurie continues her assault as she deals another slash to the QH she just attacked. CRIT.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Yurie follows that up with a rapid double-stroke. (Slice and Dice)
Metal Man (GM): 1 hit, but the combo is broken. And the action pauses here... for now!
Editor's Note: Freakin' Season 3 system. So boring. Sorry about that, my old self apparently equated "repetitive attacking forever" with "fun."

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