Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 22: Panzer's Red Text Day


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Date: November 28th, 2008.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers were on a space station, the Super Death Egg. All was fine until they encountered someone who typed in red text on their devices, and manipulated everyone off of the station.
Metal Man (GM): Annoyed, they went to go back to the Egg Carrier. But they were intercepted by James and Jesse... the former was incapacitated quickly, the latter fought for a moment, then ran. Now the Questers make their way to their boat... and some wish to check the temple, for the mysterious man's machines were able to see in there...
Digifanatic: *just walks forward.* "Please make this part of the trip less dysfunctional."
Aribar: "Why does it seem like we constantly get sidetracked from our goals to other missions?"
Deloth: "So. Now we learn that we might have been screwed over AGAIN."
Flaeyn: "Hm?" *Magically appears. Shwoosh.*
Panzer goes towards the temple. She's still muttering curses about that blasted red text. It left an imaginary smudge on her screen.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer and the rest reach the boat.
Panzer is hoofing it.
Metal Man (GM): Alas... the island with the temple on it is to the Northwest. Surrounded by water.
Aribar: "We should either check on the Egg Carrier or towards the Temple to see who is there. At least, those are the options that seem good to me."
Deloth: "Temple. We need to find out what went on there NOW."
Digifanatic: "Yes."
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "Quite."
Panzer can just walk along the bottom of the ocean and then walk out on the otherside.
Digifanatic: *hops in the boat.*
Deloth jumps into the boat and sits down.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer can, except the ocean is very deep in places.
Dragoshi: *Enters the boat.*
Metal Man (GM): Capable of crushing her like a tin can.
Aribar follows the others onto the boat.
Deloth: "I still can't figure out how to do a really convincing voice..."
Flaeyn enters the boat. "Ever tried voice changers?"
Deloth: "I was hoping I could do it on my own."
Aribar: .oO(Managed to convince me, Deloth.)
Panzer turns around. Gets into the boat. "Who's driving?"
Digifanatic: "I am."
Metal Man (GM): Even with random air... it's deep... and there's a cliff or two... and... yeah. It's just nasty down there.
Panzer has a fear of angler fish? She climbs up to the roof-part of the boat and sits there if there is one.
Deloth: "Uh, by the way... sorry about that, Ari."
Digifanatic: *takes the pilot seat, puts the keys in and turns on the ignition, waiting for anyone else who may show up.*
Panzer: "Hope it's strong enough to hold me without sinking."
Deloth: "I... overreacted. I should have known it was nothing."
Metal Man (GM): The boat is capable of doing that. Panzer sits on it without a problem.
Digifanatic: "We missing anyone?"
Panzer: "Leave already! They can swim!"
Aribar nods towards Deloth, but says nothing. He goes to sit on one of the sides of the boat and gets out his few notes on the Pure Element. He mulls them over while they sail to the temple.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, alright, heh..." *puts it in drive and heads towards the temple.*
Panzer: "I must find a way to talk to Zero! Hurry the fuck up!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi takes off... no rough water. It's a straight shot. A few moments, and the Questers are there. The temple's door remains open.
Digifanatic: *parks in and gets out, heading quickly for the door.*
Dragoshi: *Quickly follows behind Digi after jumping offa the boat...*
Deloth jumps out and runs into the Temple. Where's the Shrine of the Silver Monkey?!
Aribar puts away the few scraps of paper he was studying and hops off of the boat. He follows Digi and the others into the temple and stays alert for whatever surprises may lurk within.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk into the temple again. the Oracle fades on and shows a blank white sphere, with the stones spinning around it. There is no Eggrobo to be seen.
Digifanatic does the one thing to counter the lack of Eggrobo.
Flaeyn: "...?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Where is the Eggrobo that was here earlier?)
Panzer starts to examine the walls for anything extraordinary.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer sees there's a door going further into the temple. Nothing on the walls that is too weird...
Aribar stands off to the side; he awaits for the others to finish their investigation because he wishes to ask the Oracle something.
Panzer finds an uneven brick!
Metal Man (GM): The oracle crackles further to life. It shows the ship that warped in which Panzer hijacked. Panzer finds... nothing, unfortunately.
Panzer goes further in after pausing to tell the Oracle to go fuck itself.
Deloth: "...Oh, crap."
Digifanatic: "What?"
Dragoshi: "...what is it?"
Deloth: "If what we're looking for is THERE, how are we going to catch it now?"
Panzer: "Split up into teams?"
Dragoshi: "...We don't. Not now, anyway." :/ *Waits to get bitched at.*
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle shows a lingering image of Panzer's own GUI. Apparently there are still... lingering security holes. Walking in, Panzer sees a stairway that goes down. Quester footprints lead down--they've been here before.
Flaeyn: "Well, if we split up we'd have to be in even teams... I mean, in skill that is."
Digifanatic: "So it seems like that Eggrobo went into space."
Aribar: .oO(Oracle, who are some powerful or knowledgeable magicians and historians of the Mushroom Kingdom?)
Metal Man (GM): It shows a picture of the Final Egg Base. Through the eyes of the Eggrobo. Staring at the ship, which is just as the Questers left it.
Panzer turns around and glares. "Where is my tank, fuckhead?"
Metal Man (GM): It turns white. No information.
Deloth: "Uh, Panz... not everything is enhanced with profanity." *waits to get shot again for that remark...*
Panzer: "I hate you too. Fine. Don't talk to me. I'm going to blow you up soon." She stomps downstairs.
Flaeyn: "Did you just address your pants?"
Digifanatic: "So, the Eggrobo from Final Egg came here earlier?"
Deloth gives Flaeyn a tired look and turns back around.
Metal Man (GM): Walking downstairs, Panzer would find an empty room full of statues and an elevator.
Panzer checks the statues.
Flaeyn: "...Huh?" He says, confused at the situation. It seems he thought when Deloth said 'Panz', he was saying 'Pants'.
Metal Man (GM): The statues have been repaired.
Panzer goes to the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes straight down. The Oracle shows an image of the room with the Eggrobo.
Panzer gets out, look around.
Metal Man (GM): Then it shows blurred red text... and the Eggrobo vanishing.
Digifanatic: "Huh..."
Metal Man (GM): Panz sees a room filled with millions of gears and an elevator control gadget. It's set to go up and down between top and bottom rooms now.
Panzer: "Hallo?"
Metal Man (GM): No response.
Deloth: "Panz. As in short for Panzer, who is the nutcase cat Reploid that is stomping around threatening to kill me."
Digifanatic: *Tries to make you the blurred text.*
Panzer looks for something of more interest than gears and switches.
Metal Man (GM): It's too blurred out. Sort of like fake lines.
Digifanatic: *k.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer finds A plaque or two, describing how a spell with the power of the statues maintains the place. Strangely, in English.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Eggrobo must have used the teleporter before us."
Metal Man (GM): It also indicates the Oracle consists of the statues, and... this place was made by ancients trying to preserve some ancient ideal of life for future generations.
Panzer tries to move them aside if possible, to check behind them. "If these are in English, then this temple is more recent, therefore fake."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer pokes one. The words rearrange into ancient, unreadable gibberish. By magic.
Panzer lifts a brow. Pokes it again.
Metal Man (GM): It changes a third time.
Panzer searches her language dump to see if she knows it.
Metal Man: "The magical spell is sentient and has translated the plaques for your convenience. Unless it suddenly isn't convenient."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... is Vylch still hiding out West?"
Metal Man (GM): The oracle switches off for a moment. A white orb appears in Panzer's location. Weird symbols float around it. It eventually aligns.
Panzer: "I swear if you're that fucker, I'll eat you alive. What do you want?" She levels her gun at it.
Dragoshi: *Blinks as he sees the oracle switch off.* "...Is that supposed to happen?"
Oracle: "If you wish to know our language, enter the light." That is written on the orb.
Digifanatic: "Not sure."
Metal Man (GM): It then shows an image to Panzer... of herself, shooting it... .and the spell from the statues repairing it. The plaques reset to their normal text.
Aribar: "I didn't even get a chance to ask my ques-" *Aribar sees Panzer shooting and sighs.*
Panzer: "Haha. You're bad at predicting the future... But alright. Not like I don't have enough room on my chips. Teach it to me." She shoulders the rifle and touches it.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer appears back on the top floor with everyone else, and then strange text runs across her eyes. She can now attempt to translate the language, sorta like Aribar or whoever else asked for the language can. The orb floats back into place, waiting for Aribar's question.
Panzer checks it out and tries to read it. She reads the English/Common version out loud.
Aribar: .oO(Oracle, who are some powerful or knowledgeable magicians and historians of the Mushroom Kingdom?)
Metal Man (GM): Panzer reads the text on her eyes...
Panzer: "New language acquired. Panzer is a dummy. I hate this shit. Can I shoot it now?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows the image of Panzer shooting it in vain again. Then it shows Kamek... On his broomstick. Then it shows Toadsworth... It then shows a glass domed head which is on the Moon.
Aribar: "Oh, bother." *The half-elf knows he can't ask Kamek. Toadsworth, on the other hand, is a possibility.*
Metal Man (GM): It also shows a wizard guy behind a crystal ball, and 'related to Merlee' The thing shows what is obviously Grodus to Aribar. However, something is strange... He has no body and is mostly helpless. And on the moon.
Panzer: "Hey you. Who is that stupid red text from?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Gary Oak.
Aribar: "Everyone, if we ever have a spare chance, I would like to travel to the Mushroom Kingdom and ask the people just shown by the Oracle about a certain magical spell."
Panzer: "Bullshit. Pick up all the cards!"
Metal Man (GM): It shows Gary Oak. Building a card house.
Panzer: "Liar. A Bad liar at that."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Panzer.
Panzer: "I'm not a liar."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Richard Nixon.
Panzer: "I'm a perpetual liar. There's a difference!"
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of X.
Panzer perks up. "You know where X is?!"
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of a large explosion.
Panzer blinks. "He's gone?"
Metal Man (GM): Then it blinks for a moment, and shows... a continent to the south. The continent looks like the one many Maverick wars have occurred on.
Panzer: "Commander Zero, is her there too?"
Metal Man (GM): It strains for a moment, trying to levy whatever metamagic it uses. It then shows a single red pixel and a question mark, overlapped with the hazy continent image. So apparently it's rather far away.
Panzer: "Can you display the approximate coordinates?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows it being due South of the Mobius continent, a while down an open, turbulent sea. Close almost to the pole.
Panzer: "Any other reploids around? Hunters or Mavericks doesn't matter."
Metal Man (GM): The map fills with dots. It then brings up an image of Continia. Apparently it is a populated continent. Then it shows an image of the others, the Egg Carrier, and a still-resting shuttle craft from earlier. Weird.
Panzer blinks. "You're talking about this realm, right? As... Within comm distance?"
Radio: *ScrrrEECH QUONK* "Zero, you the---" *static.*
Metal Man (GM): It's definitely the sound of a Hunter on comm.
Panzer bolts outside, taps the side of her helmet. "Commander Zero? Commander X? ...Sigma... Is anyone there?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit far out, hence it can't really pick up anything. Although it shows an image... of the Super Death Egg... and the antenna bits still up there.
???: *Comms.* "KRSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH What, who is that on... *SHHHHHKHRHSHH* Freq..." *SKKRHS.*
Panzer: "It's Hunter Panzer. Who is this?" *starts trying to climb on the temple to get a better reach.*
???: *Comms.* "W..." *KJRHJSH* "Yo--" *KRSHHHHH* "-Here..." *KRSHHHHH "Copy" *RKSSSSS* "Ar--" *KRSHHHHHHH.*
Panzer: "I can't read you too well. Boost your signal as best you can. I'm a few continents away. Try using a relay."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer's extremely far away from whoever she is speaking to here; even with advanced technology, it seems mostly unable to reach.
Deloth: "Well, now that she's gone..."
???: *Comms.* "Can..." *KRSH* "Copy..." *KRSHHHHH* "Re..." *KRSSSH* "You..." *KRSSSH* "Cannot copy..." *KRSSSSH* "Read..."
Deloth: *thinking.* "Is there anyone anywhere that could tell me what I am?"
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle shows itself. then it shows the Super Death Egg.
Panzer: "Hold Transmission. Will close distance as best as I can." She scurries down and looks in. "I must go. I'm borrowing the boat." She starts hoofing it to the boat.
Deloth: "Okay, so can YOU tell me what I--WHAT?!"
Metal Man (GM): On the boat is a large antenna. For a phone of some sort.
Digifanatic: "Okay then, Panz..."
Deloth: "...Nnngh..."
Digifanatic: "We still have a teleporter here."
Metal Man (GM): It appears equipped for worldwide satellite connection.
Panzer lifts a brows and tries to input the last freq. used into it. "Hello?"
Deloth: "Oracle. Can you tell me what I am right now, or will I have to go back to the Death Egg for answers?"
Aribar hastens out of the temple and to the boat. "Hold on a second, Panzer! Don't leave us here."
Digifanatic: "Aribar, we have the teleporter."
Metal Man (GM): The phone clicks, crackles, then eventually a voice is heard on it.
???: "Hello? Where did you get that comsat from? You were using a portable radio earlier? Hunter P? I do not read, please repeat."
Panzer: "I found some sort of satellite phone. I was using my comm link. This is Panzer."
Aribar slows to a stop and turns to Digi. "What teleporter?"
Digifanatic: "The one the Eggrobo's been fixing."
???: "What, you're here too? We're in some strange new planet now..."
Digifanatic: "Scrap Brain's in this temple, right?"
???: "Everything is a mess. I can't say much more. Mavericks might be listening."
Panzer: "Yeah. Who is this. I barely caught any of your transmissions. Who cares. We might need to team up with them. What's been going on anyway?"
???: "That comsat is much easier to use but is unencrypted."
Digifanatic: "The teleporter goes between that base on Final Egg, Scrap Brain, and the Super Death Egg up in space."
Aribar: "To my understanding, Scrap Brain is on Christmas Island; it is the place that had the Eggman base and the stolen statues."
Dragoshi: "That it was."
Digifanatic: "Oh... dang it, that's right..."
???: "Unknown combatants aiding the Mavericks. Sigma is in control of half of the continent. X vanished a while ago. Zero is in the middle of a large battle. We've tried to contact the other continents but we have no real boats or planes that can go that far. Sigma must have found a way."
Panzer: "Your name, and X's last known where abouts? And where the hell is RepliForce?"
Digifanatic: "I knew it was one of the places with statues." *mouths out to himself.* "Crap!"
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle is thinking for a moment for Deloth.
Glyde: "I am called Glyde, one of the newer recruits of the Hunters. X was about in the Southwest corner, on the edge of Sigma's territory, when a large explosion messed everything else."
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle shows an image of the old Deloth to Deloth. Then it shows... ten other Deloths. From parallel dimensions.
Panzer: "I see. I'll see if I can get to you. Give one of your commanders my frequency. It's 140.32"
Metal Man (GM): It then shows them all crashing together when The Book exploded.
Deloth: "...What."
Glyde: "Will do." *Sounds of gunfire.* "I think they heard us. I have to go. Over and out." *Click.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Shrugs.*
Digifanatic: "That seems a bit far fetched to me..."
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle shows something else. Weird... it shows the Book being in the hands of Metal Man.
Dragoshi: "..."
Panzer hangs up and sighs, standing blankly a moment. She walks back to the temple. "My kind have been put into this world now. I must go and aide them. Anyone know a fast, direct route to the southern continent?"
Deloth: "...HIM?!"
Dragoshi: "Uh... huh. Well, then. ...Where's the Book?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows... the continent where Vylch was.
Digifanatic: "What is the name of that continent?"
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle notices Panzer.
Aribar: "I am not sure, Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): It shows... the Ship from the Super Death Egg. 'Benevolent Benefactor' indeed. The Ship is crashed in Final Egg, and in one piece... and laying there where it was last left by the Questers.
Panzer: "Then that's where I have to go. They need my help. Too many rookies. I must try to find a way to contact Colonel to send reinforcements."
Deloth: "Colonel who?"
Panzer: "His name is Colonel. He is Colonel of the RepliForce, my direct commander."
Aribar: "Will you be okay on your own down there, Panzer, or do you want us to come with you?"
Panzer: "Come if you want, but I can't guarantee anyone's safety. We all fight in some rough conditions, but there are humans who turn into Hunters. The plus side is your immunity for the Virus."
Metal Man (GM): It shows the boat... Panzer and the Questers will both part ways at about where the Egg Carrier is anyway.
Digifanatic: "Ah."
Metal Man (GM): So they can take the boat down to the Egg Carrier first.
Digifanatic waits for the Oracle to answer his question about Vylch's continent.
Deloth: *dryly.* "How about me tagging along?"
Panzer: "The more the merrier, but don't you all have something else to do?"
Deloth: "When do we NOT?"
Aribar: "Before this I think we were attempting to find Metal."
Panzer: "It could be a trap. All of this simulated for us to split up and get murdered or something. All from the guy with the red text."
Deloth: "Well, if that's the case, then we're out of leads."
Panzer: "So. Are you all coming with me, or no? I must inform command."
Metal Man (GM): The name of Vylch's continent... It just shows the continent again.
Digifanatic rolls his eyes.
Deloth: "I'll come. If things are that bad, you might need someone watching your back."
Panzer: "I have my unit for that. If they haven't all turned on me."
Digifanatic: "Well, aside from looking for Metal, I don't have much to do."
Panzer: "At least. I hope they haven't. Oracle, where is my unit?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows Sigma's face laughing.
Deloth: "Well, that and I have a lot of respect for someone who nearly liquefied my skull. I really don't want to disagree."
Panzer: "They've been turned. Haven't they?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows explosions and fighting everywhere. Assisting the Mavericks are some other people and machines nobody (not even the other Questers) can really identify. Apparently that and worse.
Panzer sighs. "I'm not going to destroy my unit. Maybe they'll still listen to me. We fought together for a century and a half. And I have chips. Hopefully the Virus hasn't advanced past there capabilities."
Deloth: "What virus is this again?"
Metal Man (GM): It shows the red text again. Creepy.
Aribar tries to think of where his talents would be best put to use. He mutters, mostly to himself, "I'm not sure whether I should look for Metal, research the Pure Element some more, or help Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle makes all decisions easier!
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'd say help Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): It shows an image of Metal Man finding the pure element, killing Mavericks, and shooting Vylch!
Dragoshi: "...We should at least deal with Vylch, first. Kill him with lightning and all that."
Panzer: "Oracle, are you the source of the red text scandal?"
Deloth: "...okay, NOW I call bullshit on the Oracle..."
Aribar: "Aye, I have to agree with you there, Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle goes to show Panzer something, but something happens and it turns white again.
Dragoshi: "..." *Blinks.*
Panzer lifts a brow.
Deloth sighs and shakes his head. "Ready to go break some robotic skulls, the--oh, what NOW?!"
Panzer: "I pissed it off again. Someone check downstairs."
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle itself seems to want to answer that question... It tries again. *Flick.* Nope. It starts flickering rapidly.
Panzer grumbles and goes downstairs herself. "Now that I have your attention again, fucker, tell me just who you are and you let that stupid white ball talk to me!"
Deloth just heads down and back to the boat.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer walks downstairs. The red text appears on Panzer's screen.
Red Text: 'No.'
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle turns off suddenly.
Panzer: "Yes." She goes towards the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer goes to the elevator.
Red Text: 'No.'
Panzer probably goes upstairs.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer goes upstairs and pulls a switch on her way out.
Panzer: "DOMINO'S CALL 555-PZZA."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator rises up into the ceiling and vanishes.
Deloth: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Now she can't get down there anymore.
Deloth: *Checks that the Questers can still get out.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. So can Panzer.
Panzer: "GOD FUCKING DAMMIT! You stop controlling me!"
Metal Man (GM): But no one can get to the lower level anymore, seemingly. A panel shut in the floor.
Panzer starts trying to rip it away.
Metal Man (GM): It repairs itself as fast as Panzer rips at it. Stupid magical spell.
Panzer: "Someone find that switch I pulled and push it." She keeps ripping, yelling insults. "Oracle, start fucking talking!"
Dragoshi: "..." *facepalms.*
Metal Man (GM): The Oracle is off. It won't turn on. And the Red Text won't appear either.
Panzer jumps up and down on the panel.
Metal Man (GM): The panel regenerates no matter how hard Panzer leaps on it.
Panzer: "THAT'S IT! I'm going to get the boat and drive it into this shaft!" *starts storming out. She's loosing it.* >>;
Red Text: 'Please do that.'
Dragoshi: "...That is really not going to work."
Panzer: "You shut the fuck up. I'm not in the mood to chat right now!" *walks out of the building and towards the boat.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer storms out to the boat.
Deloth just silently follows Panzer.
Metal Man (GM): Now everyone is on the boat.
Digifanatic: *Follows.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Just gets on the boat.*
Deloth: *thinking.* "Don't make eye contact, don't say anything, don't do anything..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can probably go... ???? *RUMBLERUMBLE.*
Julian: *Is sleeping on the boat.*
Metal Man (GM): The entire island sinks back beneath the waves. Apparently Mr. Red Text has it on speed dial or something.
Dragoshi: "...How am I not surprised."
Panzer looks back... "GOD DAMMIT!" She jumps into the water.
Deloth: "... This is, like, the worst Myst sequel ever."
Panzer: "Oh fuck. I can't swim... I just sink..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer goes to leap in.
Julian: *That RUMBLERUMBLE was enough to wake him up, apparently.* "Wzza... What's goin' on?" *yawn.*
Red Text: 'I need you to be alive.'
Metal Man (GM): Panzer walks away from the edge and then sits down... on Julian's lap.
Deloth: "The island just SANK, Julian. Along with the magic--"
Julian: "...Hi Panzer."
Deloth: "..." *brain fizzle.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian would notice an extremely heavy robot slowly crushing his legs.
Aribar looks out at the now sunk island. He also watches Panzer go to commit suicide by drowning, then choose to do so via Julian Sawyer instead.
Julian: "...Mind gettin' off? I like bein' able to walk."
Panzer: "Fuck you, lemme jump the hell in!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi finally leaves the temple, before he gets stuck underwater.
Deloth: "...Digi, is this really happening, or did I finally snap under pressure?"
Metal Man (GM): The boat moves out of range of the temple.
Julian: "At least stand up, then!"
Panzer grumbles and turns it to the ship site.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer gets up and sees the temple is out of range. She feels as if she's now out of range of whatever that was. The phone on the boat rings.
Julian: *Julian rolls over now that Panzer's off his legs, waiting until the ache stops before standing up.* "Someone get that."
Deloth grabs the phone. "Hello?"
Metal Man (GM): 'Whatever that was', the red text/controlling stuff.
Panzer: "Motherfucker... Stay out of my head. I win. Haha."
Jack: "Hey, you guys. An Eggrobo walked over and told me I needed parts. Then I realized I did need parts. Then he said there was, by chance, an Eggman shuttle near the Final Egg. Could you pick that up? Bill's almost through here. Then we can fly anywhere. Anywhere!"
Deloth: *eyes narrow.* "Are you going to screw us out of getting any money whatsoever again by doing this, Jack?"
Jack: "Forget boats. Boats are old. No. Not at all."
Dragoshi: "...Does this mean we can sell off the boat after we're done?" >_> "...no, wait. Forget I asked."
Panzer: "Let me talk to him."
Jack: "It's Marley's boat, anyway."
Dragoshi: "Kinda forgot that it belonged to someone." *Bops self on the head.*
Deloth: "Really? I mean, we do need to, y'know, eat. And if you'll hang on a sec, the 2000-pound mentally unbalanced robot with a rifle wants the phone." *silently hands the phone to Panzer.*
Jack: "Hello?"
Panzer: "Look you stupid fuck. Screw us over, and I'll use your guts to polish my armor. And I'll find a way to keep you alive to watch me do it."
Metal Man (GM): He laughs.
Jack: "Man, you do a great imitation of me."
Digifanatic: .oO(Hehe.)
Deloth leans back and listens with a half-smile on his face.
Panzer: "The hell I do! Is the shit ready or not you moron?"
Jack: "Because if you so much as point that rifle at me, I'm going to use my spear of death to fry you one transistor at a time."
Aribar: .oO(Huh. Jack's death staff wouldn't work on Panzer now that I think about it.)
Jack: "I need that shuttle. We're missing parts. Mr. Eggrobo knows where they are. He said... you would know, in fact."
Panzer: "Then -I'll- fix it and leave your ass in space."
Jack: "In space? I'm... on the deck of a boat."
Panzer: "Then I'll find you and put you in fucking space."
Jack: "I'll find you and put you in space first!"
Julian: "...So wait, we need parts from that shuttle?"
Deloth: *leaning over.* "She will, too. She can do that."
Panzer: "I don't need to breathe, moron. I'm a reploid."
Dragoshi: "Yes. Yes we do, Julian."
Jack: "I hear the sun is a great place for machines to be."
Panzer: "Space is comfortable, and the cold temperature would make my systems run better. The sun? Always wanted to visit. Maybe you'll come with me."
Julian: "...So let's just get it, then."
Jack: "Anyway, we can trade death threats later... because neither of us will be anywhere if you don't get the shuttle." *He hangs up.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are about to reach the Egg Carrier...
Dragoshi: "...Yea, that sounds wonderful."
Panzer growls. "Mortherfucker hung up on me. NO ONE HANGS UP ON ME."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile... Jack and the Eggrobo are on the deck of the ship.
Jack: "So, Eggrobo, if I give them this ship, you'll make me rich and powerful?"
Eggrobo: "Yes, I have some... interests... who can help you. I have some specific plans for those people. You seem like a fair person."
Jack: "Cool."
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobo walks off and resumes a more Eggrobo-esque stance, as the Questers arrive on their boat. Questers arrive.
Jack: "Hi Questers. You know where the... shuttle is, right?"
Panzer walks up to Jack, puts a claw almost up his nose and looks him in the eye. "Fuck. You." *then just walks away and crosses her arms.*
Aribar: "Hello, Jack. We do. But may I ask why an Eggrobo told you that you needed parts?"
Jack: "One moment." *Hurls a bucket of seawater at Panzer* "Anyway... The Eggrobo... yes. It told me. I don't know why."
Panzer is dampened and takes off her helmet and shakes her fur out. She puts her helmet back on. "Again. Fuck you."
Jack: *Shrug.*
Aribar: "Don't you find it a little odd? Exactly how many Eggrobos are running about since Eggman's demise?"
Jack: "One. The same one. It said it came from Final Egg."
Panzer: "Computer?"
Metal Man (GM): Heh. No computers here. Unfortunately.
Panzer grumbles and walks to the Eggland's best.
Deloth follows. Again.
Dragoshi: *Ker-follow.*
Digifanatic: *follow.*
Deloth: "Y'know, Panz, you might really benefit if you got rid of all that seething rage..."
Aribar: *Nafollowaga 3.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make it to the shuttle.
Deloth tenses up and prepares to dodge.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get to the Final Egg Area, and thus, to the crashed ship thingy. It sits there, a bit broken.
Panzer looks it over to try and figure out what it needs.
Metal Man (GM): Basically, it can hover stationary on the ground, but nothing else. Oddly, it is filled with parts. Egg Carrier Parts.
Panzer turns and looks at Jack. "You or that outdated robot didn't try to fix it at all, did you?"
Metal Man (GM): The screen on it has a stationary message on it.
Panzer keeps checking it out. x.x
Dragoshi: *MESSAGE READING START.*
Message: 'The Egg Carrier can be used to repair this... after it in turn has been repaired.'
Panzer tries to figure out which would be easier to repair.
Metal Man (GM): Of course... it seems like Mr. Red Text is just directly telling the Questers what to do. That could be good or bad. The Egg Carrier, as far as Jack said, just needs a few parts now. The Shuttle is lacking some parts and isn't made for terrestrial flight. Yet it could later be modified to fly in the atmosphere. It's based on a body that was probably used for either.
Panzer looks for something that might make a big enough 'splosion to blow up the base, and Jack with it. "Hehe... I'm not your wench, RT."
Metal Man (GM): There's a large power cell. It looks quite powerful. It's firmly plugged into the Final Egg base.
Panzer checks it out to see if it can be cross-wired or something for some sort of delay.
Aribar: "How are we supposed to scavenge parts from this thing and transport them back to the Egg Carrier?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer could change it...
Panzer: "Dunno. What do you want me to fix first, before we leave so I can blow this base up?"
Dragoshi: "..."
Metal Man (GM): But she realizes this base interfaced with the Super Death Egg.
Dragoshi: "No. We are not blowing it up."
Digifanatic: "I doubt it, but do we have the chance to repair one of those ships that wound up here and use that?"
Panzer: "Yes we are. Well. Yes I am. I hate this Jack fellow."
Digifanatic: "But Jack does not own this base."
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobo walks over. It followed the Questers...
Eggrobo: "Hello, fellow Eggmen. How can I serve you?"
Dragoshi: "...Help us repair that, if possible." *Points at the ship.*
Panzer: "Hell if I care. I'm sure that red texting idiot wants me to fix everything." She blinks and looks at the robot. "I'm not an eggrobo."
Eggrobo: "The parts for that are on the Egg Carrier. A strange coincidence. Many strange things happened when you warped."
Panzer: "It's a trap. I know it is. Go away. I need to fix some stuff. You bug me."
Eggrobo: "I defend this base, so you can use it." *He walks over to it.* "If it is a trap, you can always do something else. I can help."
Panzer: "I hate robots. They're archaic."
Digifanatic: .oO(And aren't Reploids like half-robot?)
Eggrobo: "Eggman made a more advanced machine like yourself once."
Panzer: "I'm sure it got blown up. Now go away, unless you want to be dismantled."
Eggrobo: "..." He walks into the base.
Dragoshi: "..." *Taps his foot, waiting...*
Panzer huffs and starts picking up parts and tries to fix the shuttle as much as she can.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer repairs it as best as she can. Still, a key part is missing to make it usable on the planet, and none of the boxes have it.
Panzer dusts her hands off and goes a-looking for it.
Dragoshi: *Tries... to help Panzer with her search. Might as well do something to make it look like he isn't slacking off.* :x
Aribar tries to help as well! Just 'cause.*
Metal Man (GM): Nothing, and worse than nothing. And nothing. Can't seem to find the piece. Not... here, seemingly.
Panzer goes back onto the base or whatever and looks for the robot. "Robot, I need one more piece and it's done, dammit."
Digifanatic: *Can I haz help?*
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobo walks out. Digi can't find it either.
Eggrobo: "Well, another one of those came here and... fell apart... let me see..."
Digifanatic: *to Robo.* "Yes?"
Metal Man (GM): He can't find it either.
Eggrobo: "Afraid I can't find it either."
Panzer: "Then it's not going to get fixed unless you get that part for me." *looks again.*
Eggrobo: "The Egg Carrier seems to have the part. Why not go there?"
Dragoshi: *Tries again as well. Might as well do so for futility's sake.*
Panzer: "Fine. I'll go there. Where is it on there?"
Eggrobo: "There's some in the repair bay of that ship, which is tailor-made to fixing Eggman machines. You just need to bring those parts inside the ship to repair it."
Panzer: "Alright." She goes that-a-way.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer heads off for the Egg Carrier.
Dragoshi: *Found nothing.* "'Kay." *Follows.*
Digifanatic: *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers head to the raised Egg Carrier.
Jack: "Oh, about time you came here."
Metal Man (GM): Bill walks out.
Panzer: "Shut up. Just looking for an effing part."
Bill: "Er... do you need something from the Egg Carrier?"
Panzer describes the part she needs.
Dragoshi: *Nods, and lets Panz do the describin'.* :x
Bill: "I'll get it, then..."
Metal Man (GM): He walks inside.
Jack: "Could I have the parts inside that shuttle, now? I need to repair the Egg Carrier."
Panzer: "Hell if I care."
Dragoshi: "Yes. Yes you can. We just need to fix the shuttle so we can give them to you."
Jack: "Oh. Okay."
Metal Man (GM): He waits and Bill comes out.
Bill: "How odd, it was--" Jack grabs it and tosses it to Panzer. "...a rather rare part, there aren't many of those."
Panzer catches it. "Thanks." She turns and leaves to go install it. "Be back in a second guys."
Dragoshi: *Nods, then follows behind Panz again...*
Aribar follows as well.
Digifanatic: *and he keeps following and following.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the machine... the part is actually a semi-heavy... engine... it needs more thrust, see.
Panzer opens the hood or whatever, leans inside and starts hooking it all together and putting it in.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer puts it in. Hm, it can fly now.
Panzer looks at Drag and Digi. "Should we give him the parts or no?" She looks for a place to charge it up at.
Digifanatic: "Might as well."
Dragoshi: "We should."
Panzer: "Alright. Someone go get his ass and the robot to come get them. I'll look for a way to charge this thing."
Eggrobo: *Walks over.* "The charger is... here."
Metal Man (GM): He points to the power cell.
Panzer: "Got a cord?"
Dragoshi: "...well, that's convenient."
Aribar: "I would much rather fly back than walk back. Again."
Metal Man (GM): There is an Eggman standard plug interface next to it. The Eggrobo pulls one out and plugs it into the shuttle.
Panzer plugs the other end into the cell if need-be. "Awesome. Well. That's that."
Metal Man (GM): The thing charges it up. The Eggrobo disconnects it.
Panzer checks it to see if it's fully charged.
Metal Man (GM): It is. The parts are in it.
Digifanatic: "Panzer?"
Panzer seems to be contemplating, still holding a wrench in hand.
Digifanatic: "May I please drive the ship this time?"
Panzer: "I... I must get to my unit... Sorry guys..." She dropped the wrench and started throwing the parts out.
Digifanatic: "Okay then... but we're still coming with you to help, right?"
Panzer: "If you want."
Eggrobo: "I could deliver the parts for you."
Digifanatic: "Cool."
Panzer: "Will we need to come back her for anything? Fine. Take the parts to that moron for me, Robot."
Eggrobo: "Probably. There are many things going on here... also the Questers are run by the likes of him." He points at Dragoshi. "He ultimately decides, if the other one isn't around. I will take the parts." He takes them and walks off.
Panzer: "Dragoshi, will we need to come back here?"
Dragoshi: *Sighs.* "...I don't remember being given the reigns, but... maybe."
Panzer: "... Should I blow this hulk out of space or not?"
Dragoshi: "...No. Not unless it's absolutely necessary." :/
Panzer: "Can I anyway?" *starts going over to the cell, grinning.*
Dragoshi: *Facepalms.* "...No."
Panzer: "PUH-LEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE?"
Digifanatic: "NO."

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