Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 31: Mega Maverick Exploding
Date: January 2nd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): Last time, Bond started off as the villain but realized he got fooled, so he became an ally to the Questers and agreed to give them Mega Man X. The Questers now have Mega Man X and will be preparing to fight off whatever landed in the Maverick Continent. But they can also follow James Bond if their first priority is completing Red Text's challenge... they can't be sure exactly what Red Text meant and how long challenge 2 is, so... that's what will be found out. The group is on the Egg Carrier, with Mega Man X being repaired by Dr. Eggman.
Digifanatic: "Okay, it feels like whatever's currently on the Maverick Continent will stay on the Maverick Continent... on the flip side, unless the Carrier can assist us in locating Bond, we may have no idea where he's running off to."
Dr. Robotnik: "I saw him run off to the side. He seems angry about our Red Text foe. I guess it's a matter of priority..."
Metal Man (GM): Zero walks in.
Zero: "Priority? Well, I'll give you priority. The allies of the robots on the Maverick Continent have noticed what is going on. I wouldn't give them long to attempt to land out here or similar."
Garrick glances up at Zero, current picking at his nails with his knife. "Land out here and do what?"
Julian: "Yeah, what happens if whatever's in robotland finds a boat or somethin'?" *Currently sitting with his feet up on a table or ottoman or some small servile robot.* "Kill everythin'. Duh."
Aribar simply stands off to the side. "I would prefer that we take care of the Mavericks; I don't care about Red Text. Of course, this is just my opinion. It is up to you guys to decide."
Digifanatic: "Well, if we can find Bond later, I'm more about the Mavericks right now."
Zero: "I'll request myself and X be dropped off back at the Maverick Continent, if nothing else. Out here is nothing, and you guys aren't the only hunters out there."
Dragoshi: "Yes. That would be for the best."
Zero: "And you're doing that wrong." He shoves Robotnik away from X. "Reploids, especially X, can't be restarted by your human programs. They're more like people. Like you."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmph! Impossible!"
Garrick: "Bond can go take a long walk off a short pier for all I care..."
Zero: "So..." He punches X in the chest. "YOU ARE KILLING HUMANS X! AHHHHH!!!!"
Julian: "So what, we're gonna go finish off the Mavericks? Everyone cool with that?"
X: *Bolts awake.* "What? Huh? No! I'm de... Do you have to do that every time I am reassembled, Zero?"
Zero: "Serves you right for getting in trouble."
Garrick: "...THAT was his activation procedure?"
Zero: "Well, I could have just poked him, but that would be too nice after the mess he left us in."
X: "What mess? The Maverick Hunters killed the enemy."
Julian: "Whatever works."
X: "I saw Sigma. I shot him to death. It was the explosion after he died which knocked me out."
Garrick: "And sent you to another continent."
Zero: "...But shortly after the continent filled with more robots, and Sigma returned..."
X: "I doubt that is Sigma then... or at least, the real one."
Metal Man (GM): He presses some buttons and displays a hologram of himself and Sigma in another final battle. Sigma is fatally wounded and speaking.
Sigma: "It appears I have failed again. I have learned that I cannot defeat you, X, because of a loathsome flaw in all reploids: you have that vile human unpredictability about you. As superior as we Reploids are, we can't replicate that worthless function which, nine times out of ten, leads to human-based mistakes... but with you, leads to finding holes in my plan every time. The virus has failed. Dr. Wily has failed. It cannot be resurrected again, because it will only fail. Therefore there is only one way to ensure the destruction of huma--"
Metal Man (GM): He falls over.
X: "At this point I walked over and everything exploded."
Zero: "You're missing what's in front of you again, X! "Those robots must have been a part of his plan to destroy humanity. And us."
X: "But it could not be him leading them, because he learned the hard way." He turns his back. "Kill the machines then, but do not harm the Mavericks..."
X: "They can't possibly be in their right minds. If they know what happened there they would not persist in what would ultimately fail."
Zero: "All right, I'll show them that message whenever I encounter them. Can we just go now?"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik wakes up from his sleep.
Dr. Robotnik: "What? You've stopped fighting like a married couple yet?"
Zero: "...Just take us to the continent already."
Dr. Robotnik: "Fine." *He flips some switches and the Egg Carrier takes off.*
Zero: "So, Questers. Coming with us, or will we be waving goodbye? I don't care, but it's your choice."
Garrick: "The lot of us seem to think we're better off with you."
X: "They should come, they helped save me. Or so my system logs show."
Deloth comes up from the Carrier's lower decks, yawning and stretching. "What's going on?"
Zero: "Ah, I see. X needs bodyguards. Maybe to protect him from his anti-war rants."
Julian: "We're gonna go kill some robots, Del."
X: "..." He crosses his arms. "War only kills perfectly valid minds."
Aribar looks at X and wonders if that is how the reploid normally acts. That recording of Sigma just screamed suspicion to the mage. X's plea to not harm the Mavericks also seemed odd. He wonders if the robot was reprogrammed or something by some enemy before being rescued.
Garrick: "...hey X, do you mind if I look at your buster for a minute?"
X: "No." He shows it to Garrick. It's the same ol' buster. No upgrades on it though.
Deloth takes a seat. "Sorry about that. That two-person Vortex sort of wore me out."
Garrick looks it over, placing three fingertips on it... "...jeez, I remember this... It was ages ago, back when I started being a Quester... I had one just like this..."
X: "You had Dr. Light with you???"
Metal Man (GM): He looks around.
X: "Only Dr. Light could create a buster like this. ...Or whoever made Zero's buster, which is suspicious..."
Garrick: "Yeah. We've hopped around time a lot, X. He made some busters for us to use. I had one... served me very well."
Zero: "Yes, yes. I was created by the devil man, Dr. Wily. My buster is far better anyway. Too bad I can't test it in here."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. Then maybe we could be dead and stop hearing robots acting self-important. Robots, robots! I don't care. The Egg Empire uses them, throws them out, makes some more. I locked my only sentient robot up for good, and some other people made it even more permanent when they were done with him. It appears I saved the world from a world of dramatic sentient robots who pretend to be important."
Garrick: "Thing is, Zero, I had one of yours as well."
Zero: "You talk tough, but you're even more self-important, Dr. Eponymous Name Land."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmph."
Garrick: "Then I had it modified... and then lost it in a bet with Link for his boots... jeez, that was ages ago... oh well."
Zero: "So you were in bizarro world. If Light and Dr. Wily were alive, and you could freely trade in our weapons... Either the distant past, bizarro world, or both."
Garrick: "I worked with Light for a while. Wily... wasn't Wily running through time and space all the time? He kept popping up warning us about the sun exploding or something?"
Zero: "Bizarro world."
Dr. Robotnik: "Oh, it gets better. They say there were several of me there, too. All evil and bumbling. Names like George."
Garrick: "No, just you, Doc. But you had siblings out the ying-yang."
Garrick: "Brother, cousin, nephew, dad, grand dad..."
Deloth: "Hell, might have been a sister or two, but we never met them."
X: "You speak of people from different worlds, and in fact another world much like this one, except completely unbalanced. ...I suspect something amiss then, in those robots you were fighting."
Garrick: "You two weren't there."
Zero: "Well here, take a look." He shows X a hologram of the crazy robot.
Garrick nods to Zero and X in turn. "At least, I don't think you were..."
X: "That robot isn't from my world. Is it from yours?" He looks to Eggman.
Dr. Robotnik: "No."
X: "Is it from yours?" He looks to Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): It doesn't look even remotely familiar to Garrick. It's a weird humanoid, but very futuristic bot... unrelated to the hordes the Questers have seen in that it smacks people with its bare hands.
Garrick: "No, not as such... you saw this down when you were fighting Sigma?"
Zero: "No, they were attacking you Questers when I rescued you."
Zero: "And also here." He shows the ones the Questers were fighting in front of the missile silo.
Garrick: "Oh THOSE things..."
X: "Then it is not Sigma, confirmed. Those aren't Sigma's robots, or Dr. something's robots... or even you bizarro world's robots."
Garrick: "Maybe a new design from Red Text?"
Dr. Robotnik: "We're almost to the area we were at before. Hm. I just remembered. Those robots pushed you back and nearly blew up my ship. I'm not going to repeat that mistake! Do any of you Questers have a plan for taking the robots on?"
Garrick: "I figured we'll shoot them until they fall over."
Dr. Robotnik: "EMP... hmmm! We'd need some parts, but it is doable."
Julian: "More or less Garrick's idea, yeah. But EMP works."
X: "It might harm Mavericks though!"
Julian: "THEN we beat the hell out of 'em. That's a bad thing?"
Aribar: "I have plenty of electrical spells, which typically seem good against robots, but I have no ideas."
Zero: "Boo hoo, we'll see how much you like it when Vile shows his love for you by shooting you repeatedly."
Digifanatic: "Oh... Sounds like Vile is, uh, immune to EMP or something?"
X: "No. EMP is usable against Reploids. Just with less power..."
Julian: "Still works, got it."
X: "I can help instead."
X: "The reploids will listen to me. Their commander admitted their failure. These weird robots aren't Mavericks, and the other Sigma has to be fake. If I can make the Mavericks at least pause to reconsider, then..."
Metal Man (GM): He points to Eggman.
X: "He can make a precision strike here." He points at what seems to be just the center of the crater. "I was there when the explosion occurred. It was Sigma's control center. Any fake Sigma must be still broadcasting from there."
Zero: "I still say we kill our way in."
Dr. Robotnik: "It's up to them, unless you two want to do it alone."
Julian: "How you know they're gonna listen to you?"
Aribar: "Aren't the Mavericks your mortal enemy, X?"
Julian: "If I've learned one thing since I started bein' a Quester, it's don't negotiate with the crazies. They don't fuckin' listen."
X: "As long as they wish to harm humans, yes."
X: "But I think I can fix that."
Julian: "An' it looks like these maverick whatever's 'bout the craziest fuckers you can find."
X: "I have the communications from Sigma himself."
Julian: "You think."
X: "I have been fighting them for much longer than you."
Julian: "So what happens if it don't work?"
Zero: "Yes, and I've fought them the longest. They should all just be killed."
Deloth: "I still say EMP them."
Garrick: "Then we go back to the ol' Quester standby."
X: "It doesn't have to work all the way."
Aribar: "Why would they trust a message from Sigma delivered through you?"
Dr. Robotnik: "All right then, we do both. X, alone, goes to persuade insane robots with a silly message. If that fails we EMP them and destroy our way in."
Julian: "Sounds good to me."
Dr. Robotnik: "X may be harmed but... if he feels so strongly, it won't even be a problem."
Garrick: "Nothing you couldn't probably repair, Doc."
X: "I'll show you, and Zero. These wars have damaged the world so greatly... if they were to happen once more like this, it might destroy the entire continent."
Zero: "Okay... we'll see what your little plan does for us."
Aribar: "I mean no offense, but aren't you simply being stupid by going in alone?"
Garrick: "There's a fine line between stupid and devoted."
X: "I have killed Sigma by myself, something Zero has done far fewer times."
Aribar: "Can't we open up communications from here and you talk to them from the safety of the Egg Carrier instead of in the lair of the beast?"
X: "No. They would use that to target the ship."
Garrick: "Then at least let's get a open comm link on you, X. So we know when to move in, IF we need to move in."
X: "That's what my radio is for." He presses the button on the side of his head once. *CLICKCLICK* It registers on the ship's comms.
Dr. Robotnik: "We are there. Get going, before they know to lock-on."
X: "I will see you soon."
Julian: "So you wanna give us some kinda codeword for when to pull you out or jus' wait for 'em to swarm ya?"
X: "There is no need for a code word. You will hear it."
Digifanatic: "Alright then."
Metal Man (GM): He warps off the ship and down below. The ship gets an audio feed. A Maverick or two walk up to X. They talk, then suddenly Vile appears. Near X.
X: "Vile. You have been fooled. These robots and their masters are not Sigma. I have this communication." He begins showing it to Vile.
Deloth: "He's going to get his head blown off."
Vile: "Why would I trust the lies of a vile Maverick Hunter worm?" He shakes his head. "Even if Sigma did that, he issued new orders, which inevitably negate tha--" The Sigma in the hologram says something and it strikes Vile in a weird way. "That code word... programmed into the virus... it's a shutdown code. Only he would know."
X: "So now that you have your free will back... release the Mavericks and allow me to deal with the person who wrongfully enslaved you."
Garrick glances to Julian, his eyebrows raised.
Vile: "Hah! You idiot. It is in my free will to use this information to RULE THE MAVERICKS. It is clear the current Sigma is fake. But that means... I am the ruler!" *ZOT* X is paralyzed by his shoulder cannon. "Your friends are here. They will try to destroy everything in sight. That is just fine. I will take control!" *WARP.*
X: "Gah... damn it... so close... why does he want to do that? I freed him!"
Zero: *Comms* "Mavericks don't have to be mind controlled, some times. Now let's go to plan B!"
Julian: *throws up hands.* "Told him."
Garrick: "Cause he's a bloody freak. That'll do it, then. Let's nuke the place and head on in."
Zero: *Looks to Julian.* "They're readying a bunch of robots. We'll need to use the confusion X caused to break in. That means no stopping to fight until we're inside. Understood? If we fight outside, we'll be massacred by sheer numbers."
Julian: "Set up a bottleneck, yeah, I got ya."
Zero: "I think if we can catch Vile before he can do whatever, we can destroy the whole works and leave all the Mavericks dead. It has been confirmed any remaining ones will be loyal by their will, rather than their programming, anyway."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay!" He ship lands. "Get off, and quick! I'll stay too low for their missiles this time!"
Aribar sighs. "Well, we seemed to put up a good fight against Vile before. Hopefully this won't be too suicidal."
Dr. Robotnik: "I have a few surprises... you'll just have to hold out while I whip up some EMP to distract them."
Julian: "Let's go waste those suckas." *Gets up and gets off.*
Garrick slaps in a fresh mag for his pistol and heads on out after Julian.
Dragoshi: "Yes. Let's." *Quickly exits the ship, getting out the Bread and the sword.*
Digifanatic: *leaves with the rest.*
Deloth takes out both swords and heads off of the ship.
Julian: *Grabbed his equipment bag before he left.*
Aribar unsheathes Sunlight and follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Zero takes out his beam saber, and the Questers run off. Their first obstacle: A guard outpost. There's only a small way to get past it, due to a ring of walls and debris to the left and right. A robot mans a never-ending machinegun mounted atop a short little tower.
Deloth: *as he runs.* "Hey, guys, I've thought of something new with my shapeshifting. I'll show you when we get a chance..."
Metal Man (GM): At the base of the tower are three other robots with small arms/pistols. The one on the tower is firing tracers at the Questers, but they're out of range.
Garrick: "Take out the gunner up top or we'll get turned into hamburger."
Zero: "I'll help take out the robots on the bottom. Remember, we just need to get through, so think fast! Somebody do something about that tower."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers about 30 feet away from it.
Deloth glances at the bottom of the tower. He checks out what type of debris is near it.
Julian: "Don't look at me..."
Garrick will go for squeezing off a pair of shots at the shooter up top.
Deloth: *Screw it. Two Light Pillars at the gunner on top.*
Aribar tries to help Garrick by shooting a few bolts of lightning at the machine-gunner as well.* (White Lightning x 3.)
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are out of range. They cannot hit the tower from here.
Digifanatic: *does not looks like he will get in enough range, considering his lack of ranged expertise, so hopefully he'll be able to run past this guy.*
Julian: *waits for the gunner to get taken out first before moving in.*
Garrick: "I'll draw his fire, then you guys hammer him."
Zero: "I'll wait until you take out the tower guy."
Garrick would, in that case, start sprinting off to the left, firing pot shots at the gunner to get his attention.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick attracts the machinegun fire. It utterly fails to hit him.
Deloth immediately runs in and pops off two Pillars at the guy, again.
Aribar decides to rush forward and suicidally cast White Lightning! Fear him!
Metal Man (GM): He has cover, so...
Dragoshi: *Would proceed to get into range, then proceed to blast the machine-gunner with an Electric Ele!*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit by a Light pillar. The machine-gunner is shot down as Garrick continues running. However he is now in range of the 3 small arms fire people. He gets to make one attack at them. Zero runs after Garrick so he can get into range. The small arms people make quasi-inaccurate shots at Garrick.
Julian: *Machine gunners are gone? Awesome. Julian dashes for the three dudes at the bottom, following Zero's example.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is hit.
Deloth: *Light Pillar at the first dude.*
Dragoshi: *Electric Ele at the dude Deloth failed to hit!* :B
Digifanatic: *follows Julian.*
Garrick grunts as he's glanced by the shots for some mild damage as he unloads one good solid shot at the one on the left, guessing Zero is going right.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick still hits the well-dodging guy on the left, who falls over. Zero and Julian enter range of the short-range guys down there. The pistol guys fire at Zero, then Garrick.
Metal Man (GM): Zero goes to stab the one who shot him. *STAB.* He falls over. That leaves one guy.
Julian: *Julian goes to beat that guy to death with a bat.*
Aribar fires another bolt of lightning at the remaining soldier!*
Deloth: *Pillar, #2.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick takes some more damage. The remaining soldier is knocked down by lightning! OBSTACLE 1: CLEARED.
Garrick grunts as he's shot again, but races on through. "Keep moving, don't stop."
Deloth: "What the crap is with my aim today?"
Digifanatic: *Keeps going.*
Julian: *Julian pulls his bat out of the dude's face and moves on.*
Deloth keeps running.
Dragoshi: *Runs on along.*
Metal Man (GM): The next obstacle is a set of stairs. A reploid is standing there, holding a missile launcher. At the base of the stairs are two pistol guys.
Deloth: *Checks if the missile launcher is loaded.*
Zero: "Someone brave and, preferably fast, should lure away that missile."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, it is.
Zero: "Unless somebody else has a better idea."
Aribar: "I can lure away the missile... I think."
Deloth steps into range cautiously, getting a spell ready. *muttering.* "C'mon, fire, I dare you..."
Metal Man (GM): The pistol guys draw their guns and the missile guy aims at Deloth. He's gonna pull that trigger.
Deloth: *Explode on the missile launcher!*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM.*
Aribar: "Of course, I think Del already has something."
Zero: "Okay, let's go." He runs for the moment, he'll engage the pistol guys soon.
Metal Man (GM): The Missile Reploid has nothing left but two boots.
Dragoshi: *Also runs, preparing to engage the pistol jerks as well.* :B
Deloth then starts dashing to get into melee range for some Cuisinart action.
Garrick moves in as well, making to get a shot off at the left gunman.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers all run at the pistol guys, except Deloth, who has to wait to run at them. They fire at Zero, then at Dragoshi.
Aribar goes to stand behind the others. It is spell artillery time again!
Digifanatic: *walks in to the range of the pistol guys as well, but still too far to do anything.*
Julian: *Baseball batting!*
Digifanatic: *Golf Club to the one Julian's not hitting!*
Metal Man (GM): *BONK.*
Dragoshi: *BREAD TO THE FACE!*
Metal Man (GM): *BASH.* *SMASH.* They get beaten down.
Garrick snorts and leaps over them, moving through.
Dragoshi: *Moving on!*
Deloth grabs those boots as he runs. He likes boots.
Julian: *More running!*
Digifanatic: *Let's-a go.*
Aribar: "I didn't even get to launch a spell!" *Follow at running speed!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach a door. It has a small tank sitting in front of it, with a guy sitting atop it tank-style as a sight guy. A second guy has the machinegun post. Then to the left of the tank is a guy armed with grenades. The door is locked.
Dragoshi: "...This is a tough one."
Deloth: "Wow. They are REALLY not kidding around."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, say hi to the grenades... and hopefully, we'll all say goodbye to the guy holding them."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are out of range.
Dragoshi: "...Though, how are we gonna deal with the tank?"
Garrick: "He could blow up a 'nade over the tank."
Aribar: "I can cast a self-teleportation spell; I could possible lure some fire off of everyone."
Dragoshi: "Or we could take out the guy on top of it."
Zero: "If you can take out the machine-gunner I can cut up the tank."
Digifanatic: "I like that... if that turret is slow."
Garrick: "I'll get the gunner."
Aribar: "I'll go in first to try and lure some firepower away."
Julian: "I'll wait here."
Aribar: "Just say when everyone's ready."
Zero: "I'll wait until you take out the machine-gunner."
Garrick: "Alright. Ari. Del. Head in. I'll be going after you."
Aribar breaks off from the rest of the group to get some distance between them. He would then rush into range of the tank and grenadier. He would probably stoically accept gunshots, but if a grenade or tank shot is thrown in his direction then the mage prays and casts Rejoin!
Garrick will rush in after Ari, waiting to see that gunner turn his attention to Aribar before firing off a shot at him.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar runs at them. The Grenadier does nothing, motioning to the machine-gunner.
Dragoshi: *Nothing yet...*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Aribar runs into range; the tank turret aims at him but it takes a round and he gets in too close. The machine-gunner fires at Aribar instead. Garrick begins running towards the group. The Grenadier holds his hand steady on a grenade, not throwing it yet. The tank starts up; it will probably move soon.
Garrick hopes that Del is going to blow that grenadier up as he targets the machine gunner.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar takes damage from machinegun bullets as Garrick runs into range. The machine-gunner fires at Aribar first.
Garrick blasts the machine-gunner!
Metal Man (GM): The Grenadier is still holding tight to his grenades, while the tank begins to move towards Aribar and Garrick. The machine-gunner gets shot.
Metal Man (GM): He's not quite down yet.
Deloth: "Huh? Oh, yeah, right." *runs in and Explodes the grenadier.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth goes to do that. A lightbulb goes off when he does that... the grenade isn't explosive until primed. He hasn't pulled the pin yet. *CLICK* Nothing. On the other hand the warhead on the missile was easier to set off. The grenade uselessly catches on fire.
Dragoshi: *Walks into range and casts Ele on the Machine-gunner.* >_>
Aribar continues rushing forward and hopes that he's a convincing target.
Julian: *Julian just goes in to beat on the guy while he stares at his ruined grenade in amazement.*
Metal Man (GM): Causing Zero to begin to run in with Julian...
Deloth gets another Explode ready, for if the tank guy fires a shell at them.
Metal Man (GM): The tank turret turns to attack the oncoming Julian and Zero; the tank itself goes to run over Aribar. The grenadier goes to throw another grenade, hoping it doesn't randomly burn up.
Garrick tries to get a shot off at the grenadier, then...
Metal Man (GM): Tank turret doesn't fire yet. Takes forever to aim.
Julian: *Tries to bash the grenadier's face in with his nail bat.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges; Julian bonks his own foot instead.
Digifanatic: *goes for a Fire Punch on the Tank guy.*
Aribar (belatedly once more) casts Rejoin to warp back to the group... Wherever that location would be now... And hopes he isn't run over!
Dragoshi: *Casts Ele on the Grenadier.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would warp away from the attempt to run him over, appearing half-way between Julian and Deloth; in close range still though. Digi is in range by now. Tank guy is punched off the top of the tank.
Deloth: *Okay, who's left?*
Metal Man (GM): Digi would see the tank is larger than a car, but not huge. The tank guy's KO'd. Grenadier took some damage too. Not dead though. He's tougher... Oh, right.
Deloth fires a Light Pillar at the Grenadier, assuming he's still standing.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick takes damage from the exploding grenade. The Grenadier is hit by the light pillar.
Garrick gets his shot on the grenadier then.
Metal Man (GM): He's hit. Zero fails to hit the Grenadier.
Metal Man (GM): The tank tries to hit Aribar and Deloth with a tank round. Grenadier gets punched. The Tank round flies out of the barrel, then explodes at the tip of the tank barrel.
Aribar tries to Rejoin out of the way of the round that's probably exploded anyways!
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* The tank takes more damage. Aribar teleports to the same place again. Zero misses again.
Zero: "Stop moving!"
Grenadier: "I know when I'm outnumbered."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button and... explodes.
Metal Man (GM): Threatens Garrick, Zero, and Julian.
Metal Man (GM): ... Or not. He explodes up.
Aribar blinks. He then realizes that he didn't move AWAY from this point. The elf mutters a thanks to Deloth for saving him from dying due to his own stupidity.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing.
Julian: "A'ight then. *Checks what enemies are left."
Metal Man (GM): Only the tank. It's locked shut now. And... going to probably flee.
Julian: *Fuck it. Running!*
Deloth slips on those new boots before continuing on.
Digifanatic: *gets away from the tank and moves on.*
Aribar follows after the others.*
Metal Man (GM): DThose boots are more like, charred black bits of metal.
Dragoshi: *Just... moves on, apparently.*
Metal Man (GM): But Deloth can wear them. The Questers are at the door now. The door is... stuck shut.
Zero: "I'll handle this!" He goes to do a classic Jedi sword door opener trick.
Metal Man (GM): Only it doesn't work.
Metal Man (GM): He starts spastically slashing the door.
Julian: *Looks for a nearby instrument panel.*
Garrick: "Laser proof metal."
Metal Man (GM): Julian sees one to the left. It was blown up.
Julian: *Snaps fingers.* "Digi! ...Never mind."
Dragoshi: *Smacks the door with his Bread.*
Metal Man (GM): Captain explode: Exploding useful stuff entirely by accident just for the Questers. *BANG!* The door buckles slightly.
Julian: *Beats the shit out of the door then.*
Dragoshi: "But not bread-proof." *WHAM!*
Metal Man (GM): ...Those annoying slappy robots are converging on the Questers from behind.
Julian: *Beats the shit out of the door FASTER.*
Zero: *Looks behind him.* "Someone keep those robots away with something! It'll be a minute, this door is incredibly thick."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, can you Vortex past the door and open it from the other end?"
Metal Man (GM): Zero uses his time to bash on the door constantly.
Julian: "You're tellin' me." *Punch kick flail!*
Deloth: "Dunno. I've never tried zapping somewhere I can't see."
Julian: "He'll get stuck in the wall or somethin'."
Metal Man (GM): There's notice some unexploded grenades laying around. 3 of them on the ground.
Digifanatic: "True, plus there might be someone with a cannon smiling at you."
Dragoshi: "Just hold off the robots, then!" *Smash, smack, bash!*
Deloth turns around and begins charging. "Someone cover me. I'm gonna make things go boom."
Digifanatic: "Hang on!" *glances at the spare grenades.* "Okay, I see..."
Aribar looks at the robot swarms. He tries to blow back two section of them with some powerful blasts of wind.* (Wind Blast x 2.)
Digifanatic: *notices the high knockback and hopes it's a good idea--after all, that golf club ram has high knockback.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar blows back about six of them. They fall over.
Digifanatic: *Tries that on another bot.* *BLEH!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi runs into the robots and beats some back. Then gets punched back by a robot.
Julian: *Whales on the door some more.*
Metal Man (GM): The robot horde has been kept at a distance of 15 feet in this first round of robot stopping. The robots go to come closer. There's about ten of them of interest, like an enclosing circle.
Dragoshi: *Continues beating the crap out of the door.*
Julian: *More door assault.*
Zero: "Those who are slashing the doors... don't stop. The door being broken is our only hope." *Stab, slash.*
Metal Man (GM): The door is being deformed slightly by the beatings.
Aribar blows back another group of robots with Wind Blast!*
Metal Man (GM): It seems less strong elements of it are crackling.
Garrick goes after the robot horde as well, trying to keep them back as best he can with shootings and CQCings.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar knocks down only three of them now; beginner's luck worn off.
Flaeyn: *Joins in on the Brawl for awhile!!!11eleven* :o
Metal Man (GM): Garrick knocks three other robots back. Four or so appear to be making progress. Just in time for Flaeyn to fight them. Yeah.
Flaeyn'd then start off with a Grand Cross, wavering his hand around in the air before quickly snapping it downwards, a rift opens and drops giant crosses.
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn knocks down the four others, giving people breathing room. The door is beginning to buckle inwards some more.
Garrick: "Hurry up, over there!? Please?!"
Julian: *Punch, kick, it's all in the mind.* "Workin' on it!"
Metal Man (GM): However the ten robots are joined by two others...
Zero: "This is a very... very tough door."
Deloth: *charged up.* "So. Either this blows up, or I blow up." *holds his arms out, winces, and claps together light and dark. Antipode!*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* Deloth knocks out six of them in a large explosion.
Aribar continues knocking robots onto the ground! He casts Wind Blast on the group of robots closest to the Questers.
Dragoshi: *Smashin' up that thar door.*
Metal Man (GM): Three more fall over from another Wind Blast.
Digifanatic tries one more Golf Club, let's knock down at least one more!
Garrick makes to slam another into the ground while raising his pistol and putting a fresh shot into another bot.
Metal Man (GM): More damage to Garrick, but five... Garrick knocks them all back and then knock another one back. The door's nearly done now... but the robots rally, as an impressive twenty-four of them come at the Questers in a final push! The door is filled with cracks and is... melting.
Julian: *Bonk bonk bonk.*
Zero: "Stupid door!"
Dragoshi: *Killin' the governor-general, bossman. And by governor-general, he means a door.*
Deloth: *Sees if he can grab a grenade.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Deloth can.
Digifanatic: "These guys are just fodder..." *tries one more trick as the golf club goes back into malletspace again... takes a few steps back and goes for the Aerial Takedown.*
Metal Man (GM): Two more get knocked over.
Deloth: *Yeah, thanks chief, he' just doing sword slashes, then.*
Aribar fires another Wind Blast at the masses of robots! ... This isn't going to end well.
Metal Man (GM): Five of them fall down, then none. It would have been better at it than Wind Blast.
Aribar: *A failure is Ari!*
Garrick backs up as he unloads a rapid fire series of shots into the air.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers have fourteen robots still coming at you. Now only two.
Flaeyn just does so with a simple God Hand then.
Metal Man (GM): One robot left.
Garrick: "I'm out!" *backs up, making to slap a fresh clip in..*
Metal Man (GM): The one robot walks in and attacks Julian! *SMACK* Now there are thirty more robots coming, plus the one in range! Ahhhhhh!!! ...The door cracks, but isn't dead yet. It seems practically hopeless...
Digifanatic just goes to Fire Punch that mass of robots! Twice!
Garrick: "Come ON with the door, already!"
Julian: *PUNCH PUNCH KICK.*
Deloth fires away with two more sword slices!
Dragoshi: *CRASH SMASH BASH.*
Zero: "One more set of attacks should break it!"
Aribar decides to do something a bit more effective; the mage summons up an overwhelming supply of magical energy and sends a wall of force towards the robots! KINESIS TIMES FOUR!
Metal Man (GM): Twenty robots are blown off their feet and sent flying.
Digifanatic: "Oh, that'll work."
Deloth: "...SHIT, man."
Metal Man (GM): Five robots remain.
Garrick backs up a few steps, making to unload another series of shots as a fresh mag goes into his gun as he unloads another series of shots into the remaining bots.
Metal Man (GM): All of those robots fall down, then another one in the distance is shot down.
Garrick: "I'm running out of ammo!"
Metal Man (GM): An endless mass of them goes towards the Questers-- *CRACK.* The door breaks into pieces.
Julian: "We're in!" *Through the door!*
Garrick: "Everyone in! Move!"
Digifanatic: "Moving on!" *THROUGH THAT DOOR.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Comms* "You repelled them yourself? ...Get in there, I'll block them off from you!"
Zero: "About time!" *Runs inside.*
Deloth quickly turns around and dashes through the door! Yay, boots!
Aribar flees in through the door.*
Dragoshi: *Runs inside as well!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear some more explosions. The robots are stuck outside. The Questers killed or maimed or shoved away over fifty of them. The group is inside. Nothing goes to attack them here.
Garrick hauls Flaeyn by the scruff of his shirt and throws him inside, running in after him.
Metal Man (GM): It appears Vile killed his way through here...
Flaeyn: "H-Hey!" He gets dragged, until he breaks off then runs along with them.
Metal Man (GM): It's a short hallway, with a stairwell that goes up to the top; a sort of observation post. There's intact dead robots everywhere; their bodies stripped of weapons, however. Firing can be heard in the distance.
Digifanatic: "Stripped them of their gear..."
Garrick: "Don't stop. Push it."
Julian: "Don't like the looka this..." *Running still!*
Digifanatic: *keeps going.*
Flaeyn swears under his breath after he notices the empty bodies, hoping to get one. He would then keep on running.
Garrick leaps over a knocked over bot and keeps running full tilt.
Deloth keeps running up the stairs. Didn't Snake do this same thing?
Dragoshi: *Continues running on, running on.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run through the hallway and up the stairs, eventually reaching a cylindrical shaped room. The door has slammed shut, and it's another omni-door. Only it's stuck open a tiny crack by a dead reploid.
Aribar follows after the others and then begins to wonder how they're going to get OUT of here.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can see inside... Vile is talking to Sigma.
Vile: "You are not the real Sigma, are you?"
Sigma: "I am the only Sigma. Do not question ME."
Vile: "I can shoot you to pieces with these weapons, Sigma. But more importantly..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear that same hologram they saw X show Vile.
Garrick grunts as he gets to the door, slapping in a fresh clip. He only has two clips left after this...
Sigma: "Hmph. You are smarter than you look. I will give you an offer... serve me and we can destroy those who oppose us. Refuse and the people who fought my army to a standstill will kill us both."
Vile: "You and your useless offers. You're not Sigma; you can't offer me what he had."
Flaeyn: "Anyone mind filling me in on what happened between these two lovebirds?" He lipspeaks to the others.
Sigma: "I have his body, that is enough for any one."
Aribar: .oO(Maybe they'll kill each other.)
Vile: "I will kill those people, then finish you off after they're done!"
Sigma: "Your move will be in vain." The body vanishes, and ominous laughter fills the room.
Metal Man (GM): Then the door opens for the Questers to enter the room.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently Fakema isn't against the Questers killing Vile to bits.
Vile: "...That scheming fake..."
Dragoshi: *ROOM... ENTERU!*
Aribar: "Greetings, Vile. Up for a rematch?" *Enter.exe.*
Deloth steps in cautiously, ready for another brawl.
Digifanatic: *heads in.*
Garrick moves in as well, still quite injured..
Vile: "You must have heard him. If you kill me, he has something planned, I assure you."
Julian: *Which is what Julian plans to do!* "Don't matter, we'll deal with him after we deal with you."
Flaeyn: "Hmph." He enters as well, then shakes his head. "I'm not sure it's anything we can't deal with."
Garrick: "Like we deal with everything."
Zero: "I've killed the real Sigma, and I've killed you. I think we can all do that yet again."
Vile: "Fine... try your best." He equips... a huge amount of stolen weaponry!
Dragoshi: "You guys just had to be hasty..." *Sighs.*
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "Saw that coming..."
Metal Man (GM): He is now equipped with all sorts of weapons.
Julian: "What, you wanted to talk to this guy? That worked well last time, huh?"
Deloth: "If there's a homing weapon there somewhere, I call second dibs."
Dragoshi: *Rolls eyes.*
Aribar: "Then let us try it; Vile you are up against people who have beaten you before. Do you simply want to surrender rather than be beaten again?"
Zero: "You can talk to some people, but Vile is not one of them."
Dragoshi: "If there's an assault rifle, then thirds."
Vile: "I cannot fight all of you... I would rather escape but..." *BZT* "...This room is warp-proof. And the Fake Sigma has ensured I can't just run away. I would not surrender, because Zero would use it as an excuse to kill me."
Zero: "Of course. I wouldn't let him live another second if I had this chance..."
Vile: "I have no choice. At least I'll kill some of you... for however long that works with your bizarre bodies."
Zero: "Just shut up and die like a reploid."
Deloth rolls his eyes when he hears that.
Deloth: "Oh, for one iota of what I USED to be able to do right about now..."
Dragoshi: *Decides to start off the battle by running in, and attempts to tear into him with his sword and Bread.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges both easily.
Garrick moves up in a flanking position of Dragoshi, skidding to the right as he slides to one knee, preps, and unloads a pair of aimed shots at his face.
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Vile: "You won't like this weapon!" He jets over and attacks Zero with... bubbles???
Zero: "Gah! Ow! Argh!"
Metal Man (GM): Zero is hit over and over again with bubbles, taking Zero falls to one knee, heavily damaged and with only a bit of HP remaining. The bubbles explode on hit.
Deloth raises an eyebrow.
Vile: "The most powerful Maverick weapon of a certain era... it deals damage faster than anything else comparable." To prove his point, he attacks Julian with bubbles next.
Metal Man (GM): *Image of Julian being hit by a bubblicious horde.*
Deloth: "...The most powerful weapon is a BUBBLE GUN?"
Flaeyn sighs. "Somehow this doesn't surprise me as much anymore."
Metal Man (GM): Tons o' damage to Julian as he gets bubblowned.
Vile: "You think you're tough... but I won't go down without making you easy prey for him!"
Flaeyn: "'Tch. I can see you're his pawn after all, Vile."
Aribar points Sunlight at the purple reploid. Magic ripples over the blade along lightning dancing over its surface. The energy gathers into four orbs at the tip of the fiery sword before being shot off towards Vile! The orbs of lightning travel in a spiraling helix motion and home in on the reploid before bursting into an electrical explosion upon impact.
Aribar: "I prefer to fight bubbles with lightning."
Zero: "I'll pop your bubble, purple pansy!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps to stab Vile in the face.
Deloth: "Zero, please, let ME take care of the horrible puns." *One-two combo, you know the drill.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Flaeyn would go in with a Seraharde, sending it out towards Vile before hopping into the air and coming down on the back of his hand with a Godhand.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Flaeyn knocks him backwards. He falls over and some stuff breaks.
Vile: "Gah! Curse you!"
Digifanatic spends the first half of his turn trying to light up Vile's face with a Fire Punch before comfortably walking back and countering with a bubble of his own: namely a Digital-Bubble-Shield-Barrier-whatever you want to call it on Zero.
Flaeyn: "Feel the might of a Grim Angel, fool."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Tries to steal the bubble weapon offa Vile first and foremost because sheesh.*
Metal Man (GM): Seriously, Dragoshi grabs the weapon off of him. Or... well. Dragoshi rips it off and it breaks.
Dragoshi: "...that works."
Vile: "Hah! The weapons are stuck to me!"
Dragoshi: "Doesn't matter..." *Goes to try and smack Vile upside the head with the bread this time.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Garrick grunts as he sees Julian go down and Dragoshi smash that damn bubble weapon. He lines up his shot and unloads a rapid fire series of shots at Vile, hoping to really pour on the damage.
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Vile: "You impudent..." He whips out another weapon. "Burn, prehistoric thief!" He goes to roast Dragoshi with a certain elephant Maverick's flamethrower...
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit less accurate, but it certainly sprays enough death. Dragoshi is set on fire brutally and Vile laughs. He then goes to set Flaeyn on fire with it next.
Dragoshi: *FUKKEN IMMOLATED.*
Metal Man (GM): Not quite as lucky that time.
Dragoshi: *...but alive.*
Metal Man (GM): More damage to Flaeyn. The Questers are dealing massive hordes of damage to him, and if he doesn't practically kill everyone he hits he stands no chance of victory. Also that requires some nice luck on his part.
Aribar rushes up to Vile and tries to stab him with his sword. The half-elf then takes and step back and raises the weapon up into the air; a powerful magic aura surrounds the blade before he brings it crashing down upon the Reploid!
Metal Man (GM): Nope. No hits. Vile is heavily pockmarked and damaged. Without the extra armor he stole he'd have died by now.
Zero: "Thanks for the shield, kid." He goes to slash off Vile's weapon arm.
Metal Man (GM): Vile leaps aside.
Digifanatic: *Nods but, it's still not over yet.*
Metal Man (GM): It is a flamethrower. It has combustible stuff, which makes fire. It isn't like the grenades. And it isn't moving. What it'll do is more the mystery.
Deloth: *Explodes it no matter what. If nothing else, it'll burn all its fuel.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth goes to explode it. It doesn't explode, but catches on fire. Somehow, it has infinite fuel. And it's on fire.
Metal Man (GM): He rips it off and hurls it into a corner. It sits there, infinitely burning. He also takes damage from it burning him. And his arm attachment on there is melted into uselessness.
Flaeyn attempts to grab Vile by the helm.
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn grabs him. Now what?
Flaeyn'd then just transform that hand and attempt to crush his helm, if he can.
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn hits him. Flaeyn deals damage instead, adding a gigantic dent to that hole Zero made.
Flaeyn would let go, dropping him before quickly backing off.
Vile: "Gah!" He stumbles backwards. He's really messed up.
Aribar: "Ready to give up?"
Digifanatic notices everything that is going on around him... it may be the end of this fight, but they still have Sigma to go, and under potentially dubious conditions... so he does probably the most surprising thing of all. He just stands there, stares down Vile, and focuses...
Vile: "You won't let me... I have no choice... I will never let up..."
Metal Man (GM): This is MMX vile loaded up with weapons. MKI without his mech. He hasn't used much of his own weapons.
Dragoshi: *Once again tries to go and beat down Vile iwth the old bread-sword combo.* :B
Metal Man (GM): He stands even though there's a huge gash in his head and a dent, and his left arm is a smoldering mess. *SMACK.*
Garrick grunts as he slaps in a fresh clip for his pistol, sighting down and putting to aimed, solid shots into his faceplate.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Vile stands. His head's almost entirely blasted off, his arm busted, his body filled with holes.
Vile: "I won't go down fighting the likes of you."
Metal Man (GM): He jerks to the left, his stub shooting sparks, as does his helmet. The Questers hear a very loud powering up sound.
Flaeyn: "Crap, I think he's going to self-destruct!"
Digifanatic: *Checks if they can run the way they came.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. The door hasn't been shut, or at least, it isn't there to keep the Questers from escaping.
Vile: "Self destr---yes. It is self-destruct. You will all be vaporized!"
Aribar: "Ah, you would still have gone down fighting us."
Julian: *KO'd, don't give a shit.*
Dragoshi: *Mutters under his breath...* "Bread..." *Suddenly attempts to smash Vile upside the head with the Bread twice...* (Using the bread's special ability...)
Zero: "I don't care what you're doing, I have one good attack."
Metal Man (GM): He is hit once, but dodges the other.
Vile: "Too little, too late." The shoulderpad sparks and explodes.
Dragoshi: *He's running now.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi and Dragoshi run out, leaving the fight.
Aribar: *Uses Kinesis to grab Julian and flees.*
Garrick grits his teeth, growling...
Zero: "I'm not leaving. I don't have to worry like they might."
Garrick: "Zero, don't be a bloody hero..."
Flaeyn runs, attempts to grab Zero before doing so though.
Zero: "I have this neat protective fie--"
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn's hand bounces off the field. The field vanishes.
Zero: "...Well now I'm out of here!"
Metal Man (GM): *Runs.*
Garrick: "...oh, NICE JOB, ASSHOLE!"
Flaeyn: "...Well." He then runs off.
Garrick runs out with the rest of them.
Digifanatic: *has already ran out so he doesn't really know this has happened.*
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn runs out. The Questers hear the charging continuing... then a super-massive explosion. BAMABAABABROOOOOOOOM. The door the Questers ran past slammed shut behind them, before then being cracked and falling over. The explosions then slowly stop.
Aribar: "I am suddenly reminded; where is X?"
Zero: *Comms* "Where are you, X?"
X: *Comms* "...You left me stunned out here for no reason."
Zero: *Comms* "Oh, right."
X: *Comms* "I broke free, and just now a large explosion occurred on the base. It took out a wall."
Garrick: "Dammit, Vile might get out that way..."
Digifanatic: "If he's not in a million pieces."
X: *Comms* "I can't tell, there's smoke and debris everywhere."
Dragoshi: "...If he didn't disintegrate himself."
Garrick immediately makes to go back in.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick sees a smoked out room. It looks like multiple explosions took out the right side wall, which also blew up where Vile was standing. The door was also blasted to pieces in this manner, which is inconsistent and odd.
Digifanatic: *heads back in as well, and notices Zero bubble-less.* "Did he try to swipe you before he blew everything up?"
Metal Man (GM): The same explosion stuff blew out the door ahead as well.
Zero: "No. Flaeyn tried to grab my ponytail. And I don't see any fragments of Vile here."
Dragoshi: *Walks in...*
Digifanatic: "Ohhh... I did not know allies could pop that."
Zero: "I was figuring he might try to trick us, but it obviously involved a deadly explosion. Nothing we could have done without bubbles like that."
Flaeyn: "...Sorry, I don't know my own strength."
Zero: "Still if he survived he's alone and missing several pieces. The explosion would take an immense amount of energy and probably damage anything in the same room with them."
Digifanatic: "It happens, okay..." *He looks for anything that might be bits and pieces of Vile's remains.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds a flaming dominoes pizza box. He eats a burning slice and takes damage. It's tasty though.
Garrick heads over to the other door, but not before slapping Flaeyn upside the head.
Zero: "Hey, you! Stop eating the flaming debris!"
Dragoshi: *...Drinks the hot chocolate he's been carrying around with him since Christmas.* :B
Digifanatic: *spits it out.* "I'm fine..."
Zero: "Let's go." He walks over to the busted out door ahead.
Flaeyn is slapped, and doesn't fight back. The angel just groans. "S-Sorry."
Metal Man (GM): He stops for a moment and looks to all of the Questers.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along.*
Aribar: "So, now what? We've taken care of Vile, but this Sigma fellow is still on the loose. Do we just go back to the Egg Carrier, or...?"
Julian: *KO'd, don't give a shit.*
Zero: "Looks like we identified the Sigma issue."
Metal Man (GM): Just beyond the door, there is Sigma's dead body, propped up to appear alive.
Digifanatic: "Flaeyn, stop putting yourself down. It's an ACCIDENT."
Dragoshi: .oO(Still wanna know what's up with the fake Sigma, though...)
Metal Man (GM): In fact it is merely held together by wires of a similar make to those robots. He turns on, as a sort of passive communication device.
Garrick: "...a dummy."
Digifanatic: "Besides, I still have several left."
Sigma: "As you have seen, Vile was an idiot to the last."
Dragoshi: "A tough idiot, but an idiot nonetheless." :/
Sigma: "I wish to know who are you, and if you know of where I come from. I come from the destroyed remnants of Ragol. I found this body and made it to my use. I merely built my robots in an attempt to prepare this planet for my creator's return. If you destroy this robot I will have no means of speaking to you. The creator will not accept compromise; this continent is to be for it. Mavericks like Vile have resisted the call because I am not the true controller of this virus, but the true controller has been suppressed by the likes of you."
Zero: "Shows what you know."
Sigma: "What is it I do not know?"
Aribar: "We are the Questers; a group of fighters who try to protect and help people."
Zero: "I won't tell you."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to Aribar.
Sigma: "You help people. But do you not know the darkness in their hearts? People are puppets who fight against their true selves. To help them they must become their true self. That is what my creator promises."
Dragoshi: "...Oh for shit's sake. Tell me when this clichefest is over." *Snoozes.*
Aribar: "Who is your creator?"
Digifanatic: .oO(I like the Dragoshi method.)
Sigma: "You call me cliche, but your reaction is also cliche."
Aribar: .oO(It doesn't seem particularly malevolent. Maybe we can get some information from him...)
Sigma: "I--Me---Creator are more powerful than you know."
Dragoshi: *Don't care. Sleeping.*
Sigma: "If you doubt my power then wonder at the impending event which will shatter your perception. My creator is..." *ASKZBKBT* "Pioneer 1."
Dragoshi: *Will it shatter the perception of the sleeping, though?* :B
Sigma: "I do not RBQEKTBYKYBYK... you cannot KBZKT..."
Metal Man (GM): The loud static noises might.
Flaeyn: "Pioneer 1? Who is Pioneer 1?"
Garrick: "...I think I see where this is going..."
Sigma: "The settlers of Ragol."
Aribar: "I don't."
Flaeyn: "..." He just goes and sends out a burst of energy with his Seraharde, attempting to hit Sigma.
Garrick: "What are you--"
Sigma: "You will see your true self in time." It explodes.
Flaeyn: "Lets see..."
Flaeyn: "As I thought. Must be just a decoy." He would then search for time bombs.
Metal Man (GM): None.
Flaeyn: "...Nothing, huh?"
Digifanatic: "Welllllll, now what?"
Garrick grabs Suih before he gets to far, throwing him to the side, drawing his pistol. "Explain why you blew him up."
Zero: "I don't think it was a decoy, but a communication device. I know what I need to know, however. Something much larger is coming. Also..."
Aribar: "Why did you hit him?"
Dragoshi: *Is sleeping. Now if anyone would like to wake him up, now's the time.*
Metal Man (GM): He points further down the hallway. It goes down into a... mine?
Zero: "Whatever controlled him is down there, since the wires go that-away."
Flaeyn: "He was practically starting to malfunction. We wouldn't have gotten an ounce of information from him in that state."
Digifanatic: *wakes Drago up.*
Garrick: "Then we would have FIXED him."
Dragoshi: *Wakes up.* "It's over already?"
Garrick: "You don't blow something up that gives us useful information!"
Aribar says nothing and starts down the hallway.
Digifanatic: "Nah, not quite, Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: "...Is the part where that guy started spouting crap about darkness over, though?"
Flaeyn: "How would we fix it? It would probably self-destruct as we try, crippling us."
Zero: "Well, it was giving us information through its pathetic threats until somebody blew it up."
Digifanatic: "You know, I'm just gonna stand in the middle and say no comment."
Garrick: "I'm tired of your attitude, Flaeyn. I'm not like Julian, though. I'll give you one more shot. You fuck up again, I won't hesitate to put a bullet between your eyes. I'm TIRED of these fucking idiots who think they know everything."
Zero: *Walks on into the mines.*
Aribar: *Speaking of Julian, I guess I'm still carrying him with Kinesis!*
Flaeyn: "'Tch. Fine then, I'll just shut up."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get some time to rest, for...
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along.*
Metal Man (GM): Next session... they go to the mines!