Super Smash Quest - Story - Chapter 97: Bullets and Fists
Date: November 5th, 6th, & 14th, 2004.
Yurie (GM): A beeping is heard from the group's Dexes, followed by a IM: 'All Questers meet in Warp Room.'
Digifanatic: "Hmm... wonder what's going on..." *He heads over to the Warp Room.*
Deloth walks to the Warp Room.
Gibby looks at his dex. "Here we go again." He runs to the warp room.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... time to make up for that beatdown..." *He gets up and wanders into the warp room.*
Yurie is sitting at the warp room controls, waiting for everyone. For those who weren't here before, there's now an odd green door, ala SMB2, at the far end of the warp platform...
Yurie: "Hey guys."
Digifanatic: "Hey, what's going on?"
Metal Man: "Hey, that looks like an interesting door."
Gibby: "Another mission I take it?"
Yurie: "Ahem... I've got some good news guys. I've managed to establish a permanent warp to a different planet."
Gibby: "...what planet?"
Deloth: "Which planet?"
Digifanatic: "That's cool."
Yurie: "My homeworld of Saga."
Metal Man: "Wow... maybe we'll be able to discover why people have been coming here, then."
Yurie points a thumb at the green door.
Deloth: "Er, any bad news to go with it?"
Metal Man: "I think we eliminated all bad news, for now."
Yurie: "Not really. I just need you guys to come with me."
Metal Man: "As long as there aren't any ghouls or deathrays under the door..."
Deloth: "I will." *He walks over to the door.*
Gibby shrugs. "Why not? I need something to do."
Metal Man: "Well, being the experienced interdimensional traveler I am, it shall be nice to have another trip."
Yurie: "I've set it so that we'll appear in one of the major hub cities... Now, shall we?"
Yurie hops off from her seat, then walks towards the door.
Deloth throws open the door.
Gibby tightens his boots, and heads to the door with the others.
Deloth decides to let Yurie have the honors.
Yurie reaches over, then turns the knob. The door glows faintly, then slides to the side, revealing a glowing green tunnel..
Metal Man: "Woah. Green. I haven't seen a green tunnel for a long time..."
Deloth: "So, uh, how do we go through?"
Metal Man: "Blue... Purple... Black... even a Red one..."
Deloth: "Just step in?"
Digifanatic: "Maybe a warp pipe."
Metal Man: "...A warp pipe... IN A DOOR?"
Yurie: "Yeah, I guess so..." *steps inside.*
Gibby: "Crazy stuff..."
Metal Man shakes his head and leaps into the door.
Deloth walks into the tunnel.
Gibby steps inside.
Digifanatic follows the others.
Yurie the door slams shut behind Digi. The tunnel flashes right before the group is rapidly accelerated forwards, flashes of green streaking by them like comets.
Deloth: "Wow, this is amazing..."
Digifanatic: "So this is what the Mario Brothers go through. Cool."
Metal Man: "Nah. It's mundane."
Gibby: "I think I'm getting a seizure." *He holds his head.*
Deloth: "Only because you've done it so often."
Yurie the group slows to a stop in front of a new green door... which Yurie opens slowly.
Digifanatic: "That was interesting..."
Deloth hands Gibby some Dramamine.
Metal Man: "Brace yourselves... we could have teleported to the 2D dimension!"
Deloth: "Or the 4D."
Gibby takes it... and feels mighty better. ^_^
Metal Man: "4D... I heard that was deadly."
Deloth: "No, but it can be."
Gibby: "...I've heard of 2D, and 3D, but... 4D?"
Metal Man waits to see what's behind the door.
Yurie steps outside. The outside is rather humid, the colorful lights of thousands of neon signs glowing down at them from above, the lights from shops and restaurants lighting the damp streets. People walk around, talking and or looking in the windows. Above them, it's nighttime, with two moons shining in the sky...
Deloth walks outside. "Wow..."
Digifanatic: "Nice place."
Deloth looks around. "Man, Elzhard has nothing on this..."
Gibby steps out as well.
Metal Man: "Well... I'm surprised... no ruins or death or mega monsters."
Yurie: "Ahh... perfect... gentlemen, welcome to Koorong."
Digifanatic had stepped out, and is now leaning against the nearest wall.
Gibby: "Odd name..."
Metal Man: "Well, it feels odd to actually feel safe for once."
Digifanatic: "Sounds Vietnamese or Korean."
Metal Man: "For the last year or so, I've had to worry about my own books flying up and hitting me in the head!"
Deloth: "Yeah, usually we're halfway up to our knees in entrails."
Gibby: "I guess we're just lucky today." *He proceeds to walk more.*
Metal Man: "...I wonder if they've seen many walking suits of armor, kirbies, Earthlings, and half-dragons?"
Yurie: "That's because we're on Frontside... Koorong is a free port city, where you can pretty much buy anything and everything in Saga... Hey, Gibby, wait up..."
Metal Man follows Gibby... moving a tad slower than Gibby.
Deloth walks over to a shop window and glances inside.
Gibby: "I wonder who we'll meet first."
Yurie: "You'd be surprised Metal. Saga is pretty cosmopolitan."
Metal Man: "Hmmmm."
Deloth heads back over to Yurie.
Yurie (GM): People (and some who are OBVIOUSLY not people, like that armored skeleton, or the lizard thing with the frilled neck) are walking about. Vendors on either side are shouting out their wares... weaponry, drugs, potions, knicknacks, doodads..
Deloth: "Well, interesting population, I can say that."
Gibby: "Indeed... I hope they're friendly."
Deloth: "Probably, unless we meet some muggers."
Yurie: "They are, for the most part. You guys want to wander around while I secure some transportation?"
Digifanatic: "Sure. One thing..."
Digifanatic: "Do you know of any Badge shops around? I feel like getting one more. For now, at least."
Deloth: "Do these people even TAKE coins?"
Metal Man: "Do they even know what badges are?"
Yurie: "You'll just have to look. The problem with Koorong is that it's very fluid. And trust me, they'll take coins. They'll take any currency."
Digifanatic: "Thanks. "
Yurie: "They probably do. Meet back here in a bit, alright?"
Deloth: "Sure thing."
Yurie walks off, heading up a set of stone stairs up the street from the green door.
Metal Man follows.
Deloth decides to look at the stuff for sale.
Gibby decides to wander off in the other direction.
Metal Man has a problem with mindlessly following people.
Digifanatic follows Deloth.
Yurie (GM): Deloth sees that most of the stuff is odd: Good luck charms, chickens, fresh food, potions... Gibby walks along, then bumps into someone unintentionally while looking around.
Deloth walks over and looks at the potion shop.
???: "Oof! Hey..."
Metal Man gets distracted by the shops, and looks for the weirdest object in the entire 100 foot square area.
Gibby: "Oh! Sorry..."
Digifanatic follows him to the window. "See any good stuff?"
Deloth: "I dunno." *He heads inside.*
Digifanatic walks behind him.
Yurie (GM): The person Gibby bumped into is a slender young lady with dark purple hair, glasses, and a rather nice red Chinese dress. She looks down at him, then blinks, then squeals and picks him up and cuddles him.
???: "Kawaii." ^.^
Yurie (GM): Deloth and Digi enter what appears to be a bar...
Deloth peeks outside and looks at Gibby. "Achtung."
Gibby starts blushing. "Umm... ma'am... could you not do that?"
Deloth shakes his head and chuckles a bit.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... this seems peaceful enough."
???: "Sorry about that..." *sets Gibby down and pats him on the head.*
Deloth snickers a bit and heads back inside the bar.
Yurie (GM): The tall guy behind the bar looks at Digi from behind the bar. He's very tall, with tan skin, an Australian style outfit, and blond... dreadlocks. His eyes are hidden by a pair of dark blue, wrap around shades...
Deloth looks around for a menu.
Gibby: "Yyyyeah... anyway, you wouldn't happen to know where I am right now, do you?"
???2: "Can I getcha somethin?"
Digifanatic: "Um... do you just have regular diet soda?"
Deloth turns to the guy. "Whatcha got?"
???2: Pretty much everything from here to Shrike to Manhattan..."
Deloth: "How much is a good Firebreather?"
???2: "I think I can handle that. Mild, spicy, or dragons' breath?"
Deloth spreads his wings. "Sir, what do YOU think I want?!"
Yurie (GM): Meanwhile, Yurie walks up to a surprisingly modern building, then walks through the sliding glass door. The sign beside it says 'Region Ship Transport Terminal - Koorong Branch.'
Deloth: "First, how much is it?"
???2: "Nice wingspan. Alright, alright, one death breath firebreather coming up."
???: "You're in Koorang, silly monster..."
Yurie (GM): The weirdest Item that Metal has found is, apparently, a very large skeleton in knight armor talking to a younger man in sci-fi, hero chic clothing..*
Metal Man: "Hello. I was wondering if you two know a good weaponsmith around here."
Skeleton: "Yeah man... I'm not kidding you..."
Young Man: "Lemme get this straight... this guy with a white headband, dressed like some kinda ragged gym teacher, cut down the kid with a broken lead pipe, then beat up you and five other guys."
Young Man: "Your skull must be fractured t--what? buzz off Metalface, I'm busy."
Metal Man: "Broken lead pipe? That sounds like a pretty good weapon... Hmmm."
Skeleton: "SEE! He believes me! That kind of fighting skill could only come from Wakatu!"
Young Man: "Ignore him. He's gotten his skull bone rattled. You idiot, there -are- no more people from Wakatu, they're all dead, wiped out by Trinity..."
Deloth sits on a bar stool and waits for his firebreather.
Metal Man listens to their interesting conversation.
Deloth decides to listen to the bar talk while he's waiting.
???2: "Alright, here you go sir, one fire breather..."
Yurie (GM): The man slides the glass over to Deloth. It's, literally smoking, the fluid inside a deep burgundy.
Deloth: "How much is that?"
???2: "Eh, on the house. I'm feelin' generous tonight."
Metal Man (GM): .oO(Trinity... Wakatu... gibberish...)
Deloth drinks it slowly; even he gets burnt up from this stuff.
Digifanatic looks at Deloth's drink with interest. "Ya know what, bartender? I like spicy stuff, so what the heck, I'll take one as well."
Yurie (GM): Deloth takes damage from the sheer power and heat of the beverage.
Digifanatic: "Maybe the stuff inside could work as a projectile against an enemy."
Deloth coughs up a cloud of smoke. "Phew, potent."
???2: "Of course it is."
Deloth: "Good." *He tosses the bartender a coin as a tip and waits for Digi to finish his.*
Digifanatic: "I'm not gonna have it now. If there might be a foe or something susceptible to fire, it might work as a decent offensive weapon. Ya never know."
Deloth: "Out of curiosity, what's your name, bartender."
Gibby decides to check out the bar that he saw Digi and Deloth go into.
Digifanatic: "That's a cool name."
Yurie (GM): The girl in the Chinese dress follows Gibby inside. She waves to Roufas, then walks around the bar, opens a door, then walks in and shuts it.
Deloth: "Hi, Gibby."
Gibby: "Hey, Deloth. What 'cha got there?" He looks at the beverage.
Gibby: "Any good?"
Deloth: "I like it, makes my flame breath strong enough to melt steel."
Deloth: "Just don't order the strongest stuff, or you'll pay."
Gibby jumps up on a stool, and looks around for a beverage menu of some sort. "I'll try something else..."
Deloth coughs up another cloud of smoke to make his point.
Metal Man goes into the bar just because everyone else gravitates into it.
Digifanatic: "Hey Metal."
Gibby: "Hello, Metal."
Deloth: "Hey, Metal."
Roufas: "Ah, great, more customers."
Metal Man: "Hello, Guten Tag, Aloha."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we're all good friends."
Yurie (GM): The Questers would all notice that there aren't many customers in the bar...
Deloth: "Business not good these days?"
Metal Man: "I heard something about Trinity and Wakatu... I dismissed it as gibberish."
Digifanatic: "Or is it closing time soon?"
Metal Man: "Something about Wakatu being one of the last Trinity, which had been destroyed by giant locusts."
Roufas: "Not really... you guys aren't from around here, are you..."
Gibby: "Nope... we warped here."
Metal Man: "We're from far, far away."
Deloth: "Not us. We have a companion that is, though."
Metal Man: "I'm from even further away."
Roufas: "Figures. Well, yeah, it's close to closing. Anyway, anyone want anything else?"
Digifanatic: "Nah, I'm good."
Gibby: "Would you happen to have..." *smacks lips.* "Root beer floats?"
Metal Man: "Ummm... what's your best Ginger Ale? I want the strong stuff. The stuff that makes normal people cough and hack."
Roufas: "Guys, I can fix anything." ^.^
Gibby: "Root beer float for me then!"
Yurie (GM): The door opens with a soft creeak...
Digifanatic: "Oh boy..."
Deloth looks over to the door curiously.
Digifanatic tries not to look to see who or what is entering, but the suspicion intrigues him...
Yurie (GM): In walks a tall, short haired woman in a dark green tank top, green pants and boots. A pair of flashlight-like objects hang from her hips, and she has a pair of broad metal pauldrons on either shoulder...
Roufas: "Annie, you're late..."
Annie: "Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I had stuff to do, alright?"
Digifanatic: "Is she your daughter?"
Metal Man: "What... an interesting customer."
Gibby: "Yeah... VERY interesting..."
Annie: "Me? His daughter? Ha!" *She walks around the bar, then vanishes into the door beside the bar as well.*
Metal Man: "Hmmm. I wonder what this Wakatu is."
Gibby has a couple little hearts floating around him.
Deloth gets off the bar stool. "Sir, what's behind that door?"
Metal Man's attention span is estimated at about 50 seconds. "Yeah."
Roufas: "...none of your business monster man..."
Deloth: "Don't call me a monster, I've heard that too many times already."
Metal Man: "He meant me. I'm the monster man. Just don't expect me to do the monster mash."
Metal Man: "What about... this Trinity I hear about?"
Roufas: "Sheesh... you guys really must be from out of town... most guys like him wear the term 'monster' like a badge of pride... Trinity? Well... it's pretty much a political alliance."
Metal Man: "Ah..."
Yurie (GM): The door opens again as a group of men in black suits walk in...
Metal Man: "It's the men in black!"
Deloth: "Good grief, I'm the one consuming the firebreather and he's acting like HE's drunk..."
Yurie: "Excuse me gentlemen, but I'd like to take care of this..."
Gibby: "I am now officially confused."
Yurie (GM): Roufas walks around the side of the bar and interposes himself between the Questers and the men in black.
Gibby: "Who are those guys?"
Roufas: "Gentlemen, what can I do for agents of Trinities Boss..."
Deloth: .oO(Oh, great. A bar run by the Mob.)
Agent1: "This the guy?"
Agent2: "Yup, that's him..."
Agent1: "Roufas Larouch, you're hereby under arrest for conspiracy and sedition against the Trinity Organization."
Yurie (GM): Roufas sighs, looking over his shoulder at the Questers.
Digifanatic: (mumbling) "What the...?"
Roufas: "Would you gentlemen excuse me? This may get a bit messy."
Digifanatic: "Sure. Should we leave for now?"
Gibby: "Trinity Organization? Sounds big..."
Yurie (GM): Roufas shrugs, then calmly reaches into his pocket, then pulls out a cigarette and lights it, taking a puff...
Deloth: *whispering.* "Sounds more like crooked cops..."
Roufas: "You have no idea... now... why don't you suits go blow some smoke up the butts of your master and leave the real justice-mongering to us heroes?"
Gibby: *whispering.* "What's he doing?"
Agent1: "I'm assuming he's resisting arrest."
Agent1: "Can we kill him now?"
Deloth: *still whispering.* "Digging himself deeper into a pit, I'd say. Now wait a minute, shouldn't you just slap some cuffs on him?"
Yurie (GM): The suits tense up, reaching for their jackets... right as time seems to slow. Roufas calmly reaches into either side of his jacket, then calmly draws a pair of long barreled automatic pistols. He doesn't even aim at them. His arms whip out to either side as he pulls the triggers. One two three four five six seven! The bullets flash out, hit the walls, then bounce off the walls, the tables, the ceiling, and floor before finally stopping.
Deloth: "GET DOWN!"
Gibby jumps off the stool, and covers his head.
Deloth quickly draws himself into a crouch.
Yurie (GM): The seven agents are neatly torn up, sparks shooting from their bodies as the bullets ricochet through them, before embedding themselves into the walls. They all fall down.
Deloth stands up.
Gibby gets up. "HOLY CRAP!"
Deloth walks over and examines a body.
Roufas: "...Cheap piles of robot junk. Next time Trinity, don't send toys after the Lord of Bullets..."
Metal Man: "Wow... I admire your marksmanship. The only thing that could beat that was when I had a holographic clone and axes the size of bicycles."
Deloth checks for anything that might be useful on their bodies.
Gibby walks up to Roufas. "H... how... how did you DO that?"
Yurie (GM): They're torn to bits. Apparently, Roufas had some kind of ammo that punched holes the size of saucers in is targets... He grins, whipping the guns about before holstering them inside his jacket.
Deloth: "Man... Nice shooting..."
Roufas: "Not bad. That's why I'm the Lord of Bullets."
Deloth: "And now, if you wouldn't mind explaining what the bloody heck HAPPENED..."
Gibby: "Seriously... That..RULED!"
Roufas: "Let's just say that Trinity is an organization that pretty much controls most everything. The current leader of Trinity is a bit megalomaniacal, so he wants to take over everything and put everyone under his thumb, including Heroes."
Yurie (GM): Footsteps are heard from behind the door as Annie and the purple haired girl rush in, panting.
Deloth takes out his Smash Dex and calls Yurie.
Metal Man: "Ah, I wouldn't stand for that."
???: "Sorry roufas... but we heard gunshots..."
Annie: "Woah... looks like we weren't needed... Aguni SP-9 with Conicals again, Roufas?"
Yurie: *beep.* "Yeah?"
Deloth: "Yurie, two guys just tried to kill the bartender and he ripped them to bits. You might want to come and check this out."
Yurie: "Oh... you must have met Roufas then..."
Deloth: "Apparently, there's this group called Trinity that wants everything he can, including this group called Heroes. Yes, I met Roufas."
Yurie: "Yup, I was hoping this wouldn't happen... I'll be there in a moment..."
Metal Man seems to have zoned out for several minutes.
Gibby: "How does Yurie know about all this?"
Deloth snaps his Dex shut. "This is her homeland. She probably knows tons about this place."
Gibby: "She never mentioned it before..."
Metal Man: "Yeah... homeland. Mine is even weirder. But it's in another dimension. ...And I think it exploded shortly after I left it."
Deloth: "As is mine. It's in this solar system, but you'd either need a very good craft or be immune to fire to get there."
Gibby: "Yeah? Well... mine has... a stone castle... and trees... and clouds... birds..."
Yurie (GM): The door opens as Yurie walks in, She looks around, then down at the pile of mechanical men...
Deloth: "Good, you're here. Can you explain what is going on here?"
Gibby: "Yeah, what's up with all this?"
Yurie: "...sheesh, you've been busy while I'm gone, haven't you Roufas?"
Roufas: "A little..."
Yurie: "Alright... lemme explain..."
Deloth: "Please do."
Yurie (GM): She looks around, then takes a seat at a nearby table.
Deloth takes a seat at the table also.
Roufas: "It's good to see you again Yurie... it's been what... a year?"
Gibby sits on the table top.
Yurie: "Yup. Same to see you to Roufas. Annie, Liza..."
Gibby: "You should... start at the beginning."
Metal Man: "And we're Yurie's random friends! Sorry... I was experiencing warp-lag."
Yurie: "Alright... Before Smithy came here, Saga was controlled by the Trinity Organization, which was a political, economic and military powerhouse comprised to the major cities in the world. After we got rid of Smithy--"
Yurie (GM): Roufas, Liza and Annie blink, then stare at the Questers and Yurie.
Yurie: "--Trinity, apparently, came back with new management... before, Trinity was mostly in the backseat when compared to the city governments, but now it seems to want direct control."
Deloth: "That's not good. Is that, among other reasons, why you wanted us to come here?"
Yurie: "Not really. I wanted to get reinforcements for -our- little problem."
Roufas: "Reinforcements for what?"
Deloth: "Yes, what?"
Metal Man: "I should add, Smithy is technically no longer evil."
Yurie: "...the Quester Hunters? Duh?"
Metal Man: "Not just them. They've conglomerated into an evil comglomercorporation!"
Deloth: "Ah, of course."
Metal Man: "Robotnik and Metal Sonic... and the forces of evil serve them."
Roufas: "Wait... Robotnik? That idiot's still around?"
Metal Man: "Well... uhhh... I've heard he's been imprisoned. He's a small-fry. Smithy captured him, in fact."
Liza: "...I think this is going to take a bit more explaining..."
Deloth: "So, what are we going to do about Trinity?"
Metal Man: "Hmmmm..."
Roufas: "Alright... let me get this straight. So, you guys are some kinda organization made to fight off villains and stuff, but now you're having to deal with something akin to an army the likes that could wipe out a planet? Great..."
Metal Man: "Yeah... even with the power of 6 other armies, we're outnumbered..."
Garrick: *WARP* "Ahhhh!" *SLAM* "...owwwww..." *He warps through the sparking green door not too gracefully, slamming into a nearby wall and skidding down it.*
Yurie (GM): Roufas, Liza and Annie jump slightly as Garrick is punted in through the door...
Yurie: "...Hi Garrick..."
Metal Man: "Dropping in, I see."
Digifanatic: "Hey. Glad to see you here."
Deloth glances at Garrick.
Garrick brushes himself off as he gets to his feet, nodding to Yur and the others. "You need to get that door fixed, something's messed up with it."
Metal Man: "Yeah... well... not many doors are green..."
Deloth: "Well, we can't just leave here. We have to do something."
Garrick: "And somebody followed you here."
Metal Man: "Eh... anyway, what should we do while we're here?"
Yurie: "Yeah, but the Green Door is only inside Quester HQ... I doubt anyone can follow except us. Now... *She turns to Roufas..* "Would you mind giving us a little bit of help?"
Garrick grumbled at being ignored before turning his gaze to this new fellow, wondering what exactly was going on.
Roufas: "Hmm... I dunno... I've already got enough trouble with Trinity..."
Metal Man: "We could make it worthwhile."
Roufas: "Oh really?"
Metal Man: "Well... we can deal with unruly villains and tyrants and puzzles and lost objects."
Deloth: "And bad coffee."
Garrick: "Not to mention robots, armies, large spiky shelled lizards, and crazy scientists and wizards."
Digifanatic: "Of course..."
Roufas: "Hmmm... well... I suppose a bit of assistance would be appreciated. However, the other Lords might be a bit tougher to sway..."
Metal Man: "Hmmm... well, we most certainly don't have much money to throw around these days. The repair costs from the last rising of undead nearly made us broke..."
Liza: "You can say that again..."
Roufas: "Save the money. We could use some help facing off against Trinity. However, I'm only one guy, even with my organization to assist me."
Deloth: "Then let us help."
Metal Man: "Now then, who are these lords?"
Yurie: "The Lords are pretty much the creme-de-la-creme of the heroes of Saga. As of right now, there are twelve of them, each one equally powerful and equally dangerous, and named after their signature abilities."
Deloth: "Do you know their names?"
Metal Man: "Huh... that's funny. Back home, the main bad guy we seek to destroy has 13 people who would match that description..."
Yurie: "Of course... You're looking at two of them right now?"
Deloth: "If we can get those, we might be able to get some strategies."
Yurie points at Roufas, then at Liza. "Roufas Larouche, the Bullet Lord, and Liza Sai Long, the Fist Lord."
Digifanatic: "Oh wow... that's interesting."
Metal Man: "Ah. Well, nice to meet you. I'm what you'd call the leader of the Questers."
Yurie (GM): Liza giggles, then bows slightly...
Roufas: "By the way... we didn't catch the rest of your names..."
Garrick arches an eyebrow at BOTH names, his curiosity growing as he looked at the pair of them. He was proficient in both styles of shooting and hand to hand, though not what you would call a master. He nods slightly "...Bullet Lord and Fist Lord, huh?"
Deloth: "I'm Deloth."
Liza: "Yep." ^.^
Digifanatic: "No problem. Name's Digifanatic, but you're free to call me Digi for short anytime."
Metal Man: "I am what you see before you. Metal Man, or Metal for short."
Garrick nods slightly. "Garrick Fy'aar..."
Roufas: "Nice to meet you... and yes, I'm the Bullet Lord, and for good reason" *Points at the rather hole-filled robot MIBs piled up on the floor of the bar.
Digifanatic: "Wow. You're a good shot."
Metal Man: "My main proficiency is weirdness, confusion... and unorthodox tactics."
Garrick: "...makes me wish I pestered Oak to fix my buster a bit faster."
Yurie: "Considering he did all that with only seven bullets, you should be thankful that you're not fighting him."
Digifanatic: "Seven bullets? Dang!"
Garrick: "Alright, alright, I'll admit, that's pretty damn good. Though I still wish I had my buster."
Roufas: "Yeah... and I'm not much when compared to Liza here..." *thumbs at the pretty girl with glasses, purple hair and the Chinese dress.*
Deloth: "So, you're the Lord of Fists?"
Garrick smirks slightly, then moves over to Liza and folds his arms over his chest. He stands for a second... then throws a punch straight at her pretty little face.
Metal Man: "Well then... we could probably deal with Trinity... oi... Garrick has lost his mind again..." *He hides under a bar stool.*
Deloth steps away from Garrick.
Digifanatic: "That's not a bad idea, Metal."
Deloth: *Far, far away.*
Digifanatic hides next to the bar.
Yurie (GM): Liza yawns, catching Garrick's punch... with her index finger...
Garrick: *whistle.* "You ain't kidding..."
Liza: "...you want to challenge me hun?"
Metal Man: "I think he's lucky that she hasn't torn his arm off and used it to smack his own head off."
Deloth slowly walks back.
Garrick: "And get my ass handed to me by a pretty little thing like yourself? Please. I'd rather keep my head AND my dignity intact, thank you."
Roufas: "I wouldn't... there's a reason why Liza is the Lord of Fists... and that she has another nickname: The Hand of God..."
Digifanatic: "I see."
Liza: "Oh phooey... and here I was hoping to have a good spar..."
Annie: "You have any idea how much money we have to spend on punching bags for her?"
Metal Man: "Eh... well, you see, there is another thing. We Questers are inexperienced in your ways of combat, as we use a secret art that combines magic and technology."
Garrick: "Well, I can certainly try. If you want me to, that is."
Annie: "Hold up... Magic and technology?"
Deloth looks around in the bar for peanuts.
Yurie (GM): Annie leans in, looking rather interested, as does Roufas... Also, there's a little bowl of peanuts on the table..
Metal Man: "Yeah... Melee Moves. First thing, we have a miraculous device, the fighter remote, that can turn any old person into a fighting machine."
Roufas: "Ah hah..."
Metal Man: "Furthermore, from that point on, they can become better and better by defeating people... probably faster than most normal people. Of course, we only just recently found the backup remote... our founder went mad and stole the original. Say... you guys wouldn't be interested in this technology, would you?"
Garrick: "Metal, are you sure you want to give them that?"
Deloth absently eats a few peanuts while listening.
Metal Man: "Why not. They did save us from psychopathic robots. I mean, it's already in the hands of a madman... And we almost lost the backup to that freak who can use them like some people eat peanuts... I think it's what killed Smithy, too. He was one tough guy until he met several melee moves."
Garrick: "He's damn near invincible now. Him and that Metal Sonic."
Metal Man: "Yeah, these days, everyone wants our planet. Something to do with vast quantities of rare materials... Of course, that's why we came here."
Roufas: "To get help."
Metal Man: "Yup."
Garrick glances back to Liza and smiles slightly "With people like her, we could stand a chance..."
Roufas: "Hmm... well, you've got my help. Now, Liza I can't speak for... nor the other ten Lords."
Deloth: "About them... Where are they?"
Roufas: "Here, there and everywhere. They're scattered all around Saga."
Metal Man: "Sounds like an adventure... and for once, we won't have a bunch of crazy people meddling as per usual."
Deloth: "We're gonna need all the help we can get, Metal."
Metal Man: "Well, first thing. Liza, what do you think?"
Liza: "Well, I dunno..it might be fun. Besides, there's really not much left to challenge me here..."
Metal Man: "Ah. Well then, the next thing to do, should you agree, us find the other lords and get their help."
Roufas: "Well, we're not going to help you find the other Lords... that's one of the major tribulations with being one of the Twelve. We tend to like being anonymous. However, you can probably have a bit more leverage with this..." *Roufas produces a card from one of his pockets, offering it to Metal.*
Deloth: "What's that?"
Metal Man takes it.
Roufas: "This is my card. It's pretty much a symbol that I've thrown my lot in with you guys."
Metal Man: "Ah."
Yurie (GM): The card is about the size of a playing card, with an elaborate representation of a gun on it, as well as the number '3.' *Questers receive Key Item: Bullet Tarot.*
Liza: "Alright... fine, here's my card as well". *Liza flicks a card over to Metal. on it is a pictogram of two people fighting, as well as the number '4'.*
Yurie (GM): *Questers receive Key Item: Fist Tarot.*
Yurie: "Anyway... if you guys are all done here, I've managed to procure some transportation..
Metal Man: "Ah... so I have yet to meet lord 1 and 2. Yes, we're ready to go."
Deloth stands up.
Annie: "Good luck finding the others... you'll need it."
Deloth: "I'm sure we will. Yurie, if you would be so kind as to lead us to the station..."
Garrick turns to head for the door of the establishment before turning to look at Liza. He lets the small smile on his face creep wider slowly. "I owe you a spar, alright?"
Liza: "You sure do." ^.^
Yurie stands, walking out of the bar and leading the team up the street...
Metal Man follows.
Deloth follows Yurie.
Garrick winks at her before turning and following the others.
Yurie: "Alright... as I said before, Koorong is one of the major hubs for region Ships. As such, we should be able to get pretty much everywhere without any layovers..."
Garrick: "So where do you think our first stop should be?"
Metal Man: "I'm not sure..."
Deloth: "I wish we had a radar or map, or something..."
Garrick: "Maybe the Dexes have one..."
Yurie (GM): The team is lead into the main offices of the Region Ship company, then lead through one of the port doors out towards the Region Ship Pad... which is currently empty...
Yurie: "...so..where's our ship?"
Gibby: "Good question." *He scratches his head.*
Metal Man shrugs.
Digifanatic: "And if someone took it, who?"
Gibby: "Maybe it's invisible!"
Garrick: "I doubt that..."
Yurie (GM): A loud humming is heard from the air above as a ship slowly floats down, ala VTOL...
Metal Man: "Invisible? You better hope it isn't gonna sneak up on you..."
Yurie (GM): http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/g/r/grinner2/ws_trident.jpg.html
Editor's Note: In case that link dies... just think of a large, blue ship with three prongs linked together like a fork; each prong is rather rounded. (I updated the link to archive.org)
Gibby: "...or... that could be it right there."
Garrick: "It's very... very... blue."
Yurie: "...nice design though..."
Gibby: "I like blue."
Metal Man's shiny armor reflects the blueness.
Digifanatic: "Indeed. Nice and sleek..."
Metal Man: "It beats the CACs, kinda."
Gibby: "And pointy."
Digifanatic: "Well, what are we waiting for?" *He walks towards the ship.*
Yurie (GM): The engines cut off as the main hatch opens up, the ramp extending as a young voice comes over the intercom.
Metal Man looks around, and follows, making sure not to trip over anything.
???: "Are you guys going to just stand there? Come on up."
Digifanatic stops near the hatch.
Garrick shrugs and shoves his hands in his pockets, following the others.
Digifanatic: "Thanks." *He walks up the hatch into the ship.*
Metal Man: "I'm coming, I'm coming." *He ambles aboard the aircraft.*
Gibby: "Mother always said to never listen to strange voices... but what does she know?" *He boards on the ship.*
Metal Man: "You have one?"
Gibby: "Well... yeah..."
Metal Man: "My entire family and dimension kinda... exploded after I used that machine."
Gibby: "Do I need to explain the facts of life to you?"
Metal Man: "No, silly... strange... weird... puffball."
Garrick: "I think he finds it a little weird for a marshmallow to have a mother."
Yurie follows up into the ship.
Yurie (GM): The door closes behind the Questers, the ramp retreating. The main passenger compartment is large and rounded, in something akin to a oval shape. A door is situated at either end of the oval, and stairs on either side curve upwards to what appears to be a flight deck hanging overhead. The walls are a dull gray...
Gibby: "...man you guys forget. I wasn't always like this... remember???"
Digifanatic sits down in one of the seats.
Metal Man: "Oh... yeah... kinda like everyone forgets I'm not made out of steel." *He takes off his helmet, revealing a... headless monster! WOOOooooOOOOOO.*
Gibby: "You're NOT?"
Yurie (GM): There's a very large sofa in a long 'C' shape, as well as a number of large, comfortable chairs, making the C turn into a circle...
Digifanatic: "Wonder if this place has any decent magazines around..."
Metal Man: "...No."
Yurie: "Could you two be a bit more mature...?"
Metal Man puts his helmet back on.
Gibby: "I doubt it... but who cares! I call couch."
Metal Man: "That's ok. I can sit in a chair."
Gibby jumps, and dives into the couch head first.
Metal Man sits down in one of the chairs.
Yurie (GM): About that time, something leaps over the balcony above and... flies down? It's a small, cartoon-like fox with dark orange fur, green eyes, and three very large floofy tails. He's wearing a normal blue uniform shirt with gold lapels, and a captains hat. He's... using his tails as rotary blades?
???: "Ahem... you guys are the passengers, I suppose?"
Garrick: "...well, you don't see that every day."
Metal Man: "Ahhhh. Yes, I am. Metal H. Man, leader of the Questers."
Gibby sits up on the couch. "Hello. I'm Gibby."
Yurie (GM): The fox lands with a soft tap... he's only a little bit taller than Gibby is..
James Prower: "Pleasure to meet you all. I'm James Prower, captain of the ship, the SRS Trident. Now, I assume you all have got tickets?"
Yurie: "Yup, right here..."
Garrick: "James Prower... that's a cool name for a little fox guy."
Digifanatic: "Yeah." *He takes out his ticket.*
Metal Man: "Whew. For a minute there, I thought I was gonna have to wash dishes."
James Prower: "You got something against little foxes?"
Yurie (GM): The fox takes the tickets, then pulls out a little PDA-like device from his jacket pocket and slides them through.
James Prower: "Yup. Full class Tickets, Open Destination TBA... So... where do you guys want to go?"
Metal Man: "Uhhhh... hmmmm." *He scratches his metallic chin, resulting in a mild scratching noise.*
Garrick: "Ask her." He nods at Yurie.
Metal Man (GM): .oO(It's nice not to be the one picking up all the lose ends for once...)
Yurie: "We'll be heading for the Magic Kingdom."
Garrick: "Magic Kingdom... sounds like something out a kid's story book."
Metal Man: "Magic, eh? Hmmmm."
Gibby: "Hey James, you got anything to eat on this ship?"
James Prower: "Hmm... well, it kinda is. The Kingdom is home to Saga's best magicians, including the Prime Adept, Lord Blue Gabrialis. And yes, we got plenty of food, but it'll be served later. I need to get this baby off the ground."
Yurie (GM): James hops up, then takes off via his tails, flying up and onto the balcony.
Metal Man: "Ah."
James Prower: "You just sit tight, alright?"
Metal Man: "Yeah, easy enough."
Gibby: "Well then I'm taking a nap. Wake me up when we eat."
Metal Man holds onto the chair, expecting possible turbulence.
Yurie takes a seat on one of the chairs, thinking...
Gibby flops on the couch, and catches some zs.
Digifanatic just relaxes and looks for something to read.
Yurie (GM): A subdued humm is heard as the Questers feel the ship lift off. Instantly, the walls and parts of the floor glow slightly... then seem to turn on, showing the outside like a TV monitor.
Garrick sits down in a chair and kicks his feet up on the table, relaxing.
Digifanatic: "Hey, this is a nice camera system."
Metal Man: "Huh... I've never been on a ship that does that."
Garrick: "...hey." He looks over to Yurie. "...you okay?"
Yurie: "I'm fine... just... not exactly enthusiastic to be heading to the Kingdom..."
Garrick frowns. "Why's that?"
Metal Man: "Well, it beats being attacked by those not-so-gentlemen."
Yurie: "Lets just say me and Lord Blue... kinda didn't get along very well."
Digifanatic: "Lord Blue... hmm, as in Sonic?"
Yurie: "No, Lord Blue Gabrialis, Prime Adept of the Magic Kingdom... and holder of the Tarot of Spells."
Metal Man: "Spells, eh? Nifty."
Garrick: "Meh. Magic is just a way for those who can't be strong to be dangerous."
Metal Man: "...You wouldn't want to say that to a magic-user... you know... they don't like anymore than us technology buffs being told that."
Yurie: "I wouldn't tell that to him..."
Garrick: "Well, if he doesn't like you, Yur, does that mean we'll have to fight him or something?"
Metal Man: "That does remind me... Garrick... what was it you were trying to tell us earlier about the door?"
Garrick: "Right... well, I went to go train in the holoroom and I found the door there. It looked like it had been forced open by something. Scratches... claw marks..."
Metal Man: "Claw marks... well, let's see. Pokemon have claws..."
Garrick: "It'd have to be particularly strong to open a warp door outside the warp room forcefully. ."
Metal Man: "Let's see... now what would follow us to Saga... I can't see it being Bowser... though he does have plenty of claws and spikes."
Yurie: "Considering that Lord Blue has gained access to both sides of all the opposing schools of magic..."
Garrick: "Opposing schools of magic?"
Yurie: "Yeah... on Saga, all schools of magic are set so that one type opposes another."
Garrick: "How many schools are there?"
Yurie: "Runic magic opposes Arcane, Light opposes Dark, so on and so forth... "Twelve."
Metal Man: "Well, they must know their magic..."
Yurie: "As such, if a person obtains the gift of one school, they can't learn the opposite school."
Garrick: "And if this guy knows all that magic, he'll be a force to be wary of."
Yurie: "However, Lord Blue can access all Twelve schools, at a great cost."
Digifanatic: "Do you have an idea as to what that cost is?"
Yurie: "It involved his brother, Rouge... that's all that I'm going to say about it... and I suggest you don't bring it up."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Garrick gives Yurie a look, but goes back to thinking quietly on his own.
Digifanatic sits back and waits for something interesting to happen...
Digifanatic: "So, does anybody know anything else as to what's going on?"
Metal Man: "Uhhh... not really, no. Though Gibby has been sleeping loudly."
Garrick smirks suddenly, then slams his hands on the table and yells "S'MORES!"
Gibby leaps up from the couch, and looks around all wide eyed. "WHERE? WHERE?"
Metal Man: "...Ooookay..."
Digifanatic: "...I'd never do that."
Garrick: "Apparently I would."
Gibby blinks. "What's going on?"
Metal Man: "Garrick promised to make you s'mores."
Yurie (GM): The flight goes smoothly, as it continues for a while longer...
Editor's Note: To be continued, in the next Saga log!