Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 33: Shopping and Pokemon Insanity
Date: January 7th, 2009.
Trivia: This is one of the longest sessions of SSQ^2 I've logged so far, and the only log with the one-hit wonder, Kuji, in it.
Metal Man (GM): Previously... The group went deep into the mines underneath a crater. This crater was on the Maverick Continent, which was roughly the world of Mega Man X. Beneath the crater they found and fought 'Vol Opt 3.'
Metal Man (GM): This machine was the servant of an even greater power, who has no name and is based on a meteorite that is on a collision course with the planet. This meteor-ship launched another meteor at the planet; but Red Text blew it up. Red Text explained that this was the enemy he was trying to protect the world from; a dark being of great power. He did not explain why he used the methods he did, or how he knew.
Metal Man (GM): Zero was there and rejected Red Text's explanation, for Red Text could have removed the meteorite which created the crater the group was in now. Red Text simply said it was just another test and that 5 more remained. And so the group moved on to rest at Maverick Hunter HQ, where they are now, fully healed, and sitting about the ruins of the armory.
Metal Man (GM): The floors have a shiny metallic sheen, the walls also made of metal but heavily damaged. It's a tad cool in here but comfortable, at least. Zero and X are looking over some images on a nearby re-built computer. Dr. Robotnik himself is looking over a still-broken computer. There's also another reploid behind a counter, repairing busted weapons.
Keikyoku: *Tries to slide across the floor.*
Natalie and Raena are leaning up against a wall. Raena notices the reploid fixing weapons and decides to move up to him. "Excuse me, but do you know anything about swords?"
Julian: *Looks through the Hunter's available stockpile, checking out what they have weapon-wise.*
Repairman: "Yes, yes I do." He takes out a huge wrench and beats on a weapon. Suddenly, it works again!
Aribar is sitting down somewhere nearby. He is still exhausted.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian finds there... is none. That man's rebuilding them, one at a time.
Flaeyn wonders if there's any medical equipment he could take that's lying around.
Repairman: "I apologize for the shortage. The Mavericks broke everything in here."
Keikyoku: *Looks for some broken gauntlets.*
Metal Man (GM): Flaeyn sees that they don't. They hardly had anything to treat his wounds, and that was used up in healing him earlier.
Raena then takes off the digi-sabre and hands it to him. "I don't have any payment, yet, but what might you be able to do with this?"
Digifanatic also looks around for things to buy--likely healing items and such as he likes to get, but hand-operated projectiles and such are also nice--but he would find nothing immediately nearby.
Flaeyn crosses his arms, and sighs. "Geez."
Repairman: "Well, I don't work for free, but this thing is clearly a weakly engineered piece of scrap metal. I could make it sharper and easier to swing. With some emitters, it could become a real weapon."
Keikyoku: *taps on the repairman's shoulder.* "Is there any gauntlets that you can fix?"
Raena: "Hmmm... Name your price, and I'll get back to you when I have the money."
Repairman: "Fix? Well, it's half-fix, half create. Of course, Reploids usually don't need fake fists... Well, I'd say 25 to make it sharper, and 75 to make it easier to swing. Emitters run 50 a piece. It's flexible, of course. If you buy a lot at once you'll save some money."
Raena: "...that's a lot isn't it?" *Raena's ears angle back a moment, before she puts the sword back on her belt.* "Thank you."
Repairman: "Because then I don't have to constantly set and unset it into combat-ready status."
Keikyoku: "Can you improve my gloves?"
Repairman: "Yeah, but I do the best work in this continent. Yeah, show me your gloves."
Julian: *Walks over to Repairman after not finding anything worth stealing.* "Yo, Robot, what you got in the way of blunt weaponry?"
Repairman: "You name it, I can make it. Or improve something already made."
Keikyoku: *Takes off his gloves for the first time since he got them and hands them to the repairman.*
Repairman: "I studied in Reploid Weapons College for one year, then spent the other year using my knowledge to defend the college from Mavericks. Damn them, I nearly got my degree before they blew it all up. Let's see." He stares closely at the gloves. "You've got some chunky gloves here, I can't make them much heavier without them just gluing your hands to the floor."
Aribar: "My belief in robots not having magical spells has been shaken as of late; do you happen to possess any spelbooks?"
Repairman: "With some shaving off of excess material I could attach emitters or something more efficient, like gravitational aiming devices. No spells, however if you find me a certain mystical item I could probably branch out into magic."
Garrick is currently frowning as he looks at all the people working to get their weapons upgraded. He too was hoping to sell off some base weaponry and use it, with his own cash, to upgrade his gun. He frowned, then glanced to the yellow fox thing.
Repairman: "Hammers, eh?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out some rubble and sets it on the table.
Repairman: "What size?"
Garrick then turned his attention back to Julian.
Repairman: "And what price range?"
Garrick: "You are NOT bringing back the Sledge."
Repairman: "See, they're easy to make, but... unwieldy."
Keikyoku: "OOOO. Sounds fancy, but I don't have much money. Is there anything I can do around here to get some? Or I could help you with stuff and you could do it for cheap."
Repairman: "It takes a lot of work to make one anyone can swing without hitting their own feet."
Aribar: "What sort of mystical item do you require for sorcery?"
Digifanatic: .oO(What's Garrick's problem about the sledgehammer?!)
Julian: "I ain't too fancy when it comes to weaponry. If you apply enough blunt force to ANYTHING, it'll go down. I used to have a sledgehammer that fucked people UP, but I ain't been able to find one since I got here."
Natalie: "Sounded expensive. What do they use for cash around here?"
Raena: "Hmmm, I don't know. I just hope this old thing does have the power they say it does."
Repairman: "Mystical item I need is this little goodie." He takes out an image of a crystal... like the one Vol Opt had. "I need it in one piece. A fist-size sort. It has to be still glowing."
Julian: "I also got a bat if you wanna look at that an' tell me what you can do."
Repairman: "We use credits, but these are hard times. I'll accept other weapons and gold stuff as payment. Since if you have one of my weapons, what will you do with the useless scrap you found off the floor?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, Julian wants a hammer back... surprised he let go of it in the first place.)
Repairman: "A bat... well. I'll tell you the difference from my point of view." He picks up a crowbar and swings it like a bat. "The bat will hit much more often but it has to be partially hollow, otherwise it'll be too heavy. The hammer, here..." He swings it like a hammer. "If I hit, the enemy will be messed up. If I miss, I might mess myself up instead. I use a wrench, meself. It's a medium sized hammer and can't reach my feet. It's heavier than a baseball bat but lighter than a hammer. Anyway, for prices... baseball bats are 50-75 range. Hammers more in the 100-150 range. Also if you just want some improvements on the baseball bat... they run about 50-75 coins, assuming you just want it to hit harder or faster."
Julian: *Julian takes out his nail bat from Santa and puts me on the counter.* "Tell me what you can do."
Repairman: "Emitters would make it a bit unwieldy and weird."
Kuji walks out and smirks at everyone. "Well I prefer to just pummel people into the ground with my fists and whatever happens to be on them. Gloves, knifes, other people, it all does damage in the end."
Aribar: .oO(Not even I am willing to go after something like Vol Opt to get stronger magic..) *The half-elf mutters a nevermind and then goes on to say that he'll let people borrow money from him if needed.*
Julian: "..." *Looks at everyone else while thumbing at Kuji.* "Who the fuck's this guy?"
Metal Man (GM): Mysterious person walks into shop. The Questers don't know who he is.
Repairman: "I don't know, maybe he wandered in from fighting."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik looks to Kuji.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Who are you?"
Aribar looks up. "Ah, hello, stranger..."
Repairman: "Anyway. It's 50 to make the bat heftier, and 75 to make it more accurate."
Natalie: "Hey, look, another new person."
Raena: "So I see." The two just remain up against a wall, away from the rest of the crowd.
Repairman: "Your choice. I can't do both, because that bat's towards the limits."
Kuji: "My name's Kuji." *He smirks at the rest and crosses his arms, leaning against a wall.* "And who said what about fighting?"
Keikyoku: "So what about it? Can you improve my gauntlets for cheap if I help you and stuff?"
Repairman: "Well, there's nothing but fighting on this continent."
Deloth: "Yeah, Kuji, I don't like you already."
Repairman: "No, I don't work on charity." *Spins his wrench.* "Nobody can do things like me, and I like repairing."
Metal Man (GM): He slams his wrench on a busted buster and it works again. He then tosses it over his shoulder.
Digifanatic: .oO(My goodness, people, give some time before whether you hate someone or not...)
Repairman: "So. Before we continue sales pitches, who here even has... 50 coins?"
Julian: "So what, you think you can just waltz in here? Lean against OUR wall like you some kinda badass?"
Repairman: "Because I don't want to waste my time on cheap people."
Digifanatic: "Please cut the guy a break."
Repairman: "Of course, you can come back later when you have some money."
Keikyoku: "I could help you find stuff in the scrap heap, like parts and whatnot. All I have is some gold coins... How many credits are one of those worth?"
Repairman: "It's a 1-to-1 ratio. So 1 coin, 1 credit. Gold isn't any more useful to us than it is to you."
Julian: "I got 115 to spend. Show me what you got hammer-wise in that range."
Digifanatic: "I am sorry, but give him a little bit of time to settle or something before you criticize him."
Repairman: "115 eh?" He takes out some debris and hammers it together.
Kuji shrugs and pushes off the wall. "I guess, since it seems y'all don't care, I will go." He then turned, heading out the door and leaned against the building and shaking his head. "What assholes..."
Repairman: "Let's see... this be medium-low range of sledge hammer. It'll do what you said, but don't forget that it can also smash your toes real bad if you miss."
Keikyoku: *Goes and sits next to the scrap heap.*
Digifanatic sighs and walks out, looking for the guy...
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, okay, that was weird." *Continues working.*
Dragoshi: "Could've been weirder. ...don't know how. But it could."
Digifanatic: .oO(At least I get a conversation seen as how there's nothing here worth buying...)
Kuji looks to the man that just stepped out and blinks. "Come to run me off? I could always go out and see what there is to beat down out there, but I don't see a point."
Digifanatic: "No, I'm not trying to send you away. My friends are just... I'd say paranoid is the proper word."
Metal Man (GM): Julian spaces out staring at his new potential hammer.
Kuji smirked and adjusted his gloves on his hands. "I'm a fist fighter. I'm good at it, I just been looking for somewhere to grow stronger. But I guess here it doesn't matter if someone wants to help or grow..." He spits from the chew in his upper lip.
Repairman: "Okay... anyone else need to be served?"
Digifanatic: "We've had a few recent incidents of folks doing actions some of us would have considered idiotic, and they're afraid you'd be the next to do something."
Kuji: "I'm not out to die."
Digifanatic: "I doubt you are."
Flaeyn sweatdrops, "Hey, hey, we really don't have anything to gain by arguing..."
Garrick walks back in after having checked out the initial area.
Garrick: "Hey, are you guys done with that repair man fellow? I need to have him lo--"
Keikyoku: "What can you do for 33 coins?"
Garrick stares at this new fellow... groaning... "...ANOTHER new guy? God, they come by the droves in here..."
Repairman: "I could hit you on the head with my wrench. They say it gives you strange powers."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I guess so..."
Dragoshi: "Really? I haven't noticed..." >_>
Deloth: "So I take it you couldn't do anything with 25, then."
Repairman: "I mean, after all, my wrench can do this." *SMACK* A pile of debris turns into a golf club. "I could poke you with it for 25."
Keikyoku: "What kind of powers? And will it hurt a lot?"
Repairman: "It won't hurt at all, and it will give you machine powers."
Metal Man (GM): He smirks.
Deloth: "Will I be able to use a computer with something resembling competency afterwards?"
Keikyoku: "I don't like the look on your face..."
Repairman: "Yes, yes! It will solve all your problems."
Kuji walked into the repair shop again taking his gloves off. "What could you do to my gloves?"
Aribar: "I've fifty coins if you need them and promise not to stab me when possessed, Del."
Repairman: "..." He gets another idea. "Or you can pool your money for something."
Digifanatic: .oO(Hopefully, he'll be alright.)
Deloth: "I can't promise that, Ari."
Keikyoku: "And will I get a refund if it doesn't work...?"
Repairman: *Looks to Kuji.* "Is it just me, or am I seeing double? Two glove users, both with no money?"
Flaeyn: "A refund... I really doubt he'll give you a refund..."
Repairman: "I can't un-smack you, so no refund."
Julian: *Julian picks ups the hammer that was presented to him, and steps off to the side and starts swinging it around and trying to get a good feel for it.*
Kuji: "Just wondering what you can do, not asking you to do it."
Aribar: "Then I have fifty coins if you need them and promise to say sorry after you stab me."
Digifanatic: *takes a look at Julian and smiles.* "Nice investment." *thumbs-up.*
Keikyoku: "Sorry, but that seems kind of shifty to me..."
Deloth: "...Sure, Ari."
Repairman: "The same things I told him. In fact, you--" *He points to Keikyoku.* "Tell him--" *Points to Kuji.* "What I told you. I must assist my real customers."
Dragoshi: *Just chuckles lightly as he sees Julian test out his brand new ca-err... hammer.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks over and watches Julian.
Repairman: "Move your hands slightly up the handle. It has a weird center of gravity."
Aribar takes out his coin pouch and tosses it to the currently not-stabbing Deloth.
Keikyoku: "Can you smack some scrap into a car?"
Julian: "I can tell." *chokes up a bit more on the handle.* "My old one was lighter..."
Garrick stares at Kei...
Deloth casually snaps a tentacle out and catches it. "Thanks."
Garrick: "...what do you need a CAR for?!"
Natalie: "...wait a minute." Natalie steps up to Robotnik.
Natalie: "I've seen you before--in a--" *SMASH*
Flaeyn sighs, and shrugs. "Sigh. It'd be nice to have a weapon, sadly I have no coins."
Deloth then puts his regular sword onto the counter, attempting to ignore the aura of cocky stupidity coming off of Kuji. "What can you do with this?"
Kuji pulled his gloves on with a sigh, and opens his hands and closes them, adjusting them on his hands. "We could always go find a place with coins and jack it..." He chuckled and shook his head, holding his hand up, saying it was a bad idea.
Metal Man (GM): Natalie's statement is interrupted by a piece of scrap falling on the floor, loudly.
Keikyoku: "How heavy is your wrench?"
Dr. Robotnik: "I beg your pardon?"
Garrick turns his attention to Kuji, his eyes slowly narrowing. "Don't. Start."
Natalie: "...Nevermind. So, uhhh, where are we and what are we going to go do next?"
Dr. Robotnik: "We're on the Maverick Continent, and... actually, you've been freed from having to do anything at the moment. I'm researching local goings-on so you can have some ideas on what to do."
Flaeyn: "You do realize you're announcing you'll do a crime, in front of a Grim Angel, and a bunch of other people who could very well restrain you, right?"
Natalie: "Oh, alright."
Garrick sighs and moves up to the Repairman, folding his arms over his chest. "Alright, I've got a few doozies for you. You ready?"
Kuji: "I'll be outside. If there's anything going to be going on let me know. I wouldn't mind to travel and grow. Stagnant fighters are worthless..." *He exits the shop again and leans against the outside wall.*
EDITOR'S NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS BORING SHOPPING STUFF. FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT KUJI'S IDIOCY, OTHERWISE, IF SHOPPING BORES YOU, CLICK THIS TO SKIP AHEAD.
Repairman: "Doozies, eh?" He walks over. "I like the sound of some of that."
Garrick smirks. "I figured you might. Alright, first things first." He draws out his old original pistol and the machine gun thing he picked up off the bots on the station.
Repairman: "And if that weird guy wanders in and out two more times, I might pay you to test whatever you buy on that person... sheesh."
Garrick: "I don't think I'll be needing these anymore."
Repairman: "Ah, raw materials."
Metal Man (GM): He puts them to the side, to be evaluated for their value.
Repairman: "Okay, so already you have more money than the thief and the beggar. ...And the other customers who just need to earn some money."
Metal Man (GM): He apparently is very specific on which people he dislikes.
Garrick holds open his wallet/pouch/whatever he keeps it in. "I've got that much."
Keikyoku: "Well what can I do for money?"
Repairman: "Okay, so you have enough for something good." He coins them with his rather powerful machine eyes.
Flaeyn sighs when the Repairman mentions him, and crosses his arms.
Garrick: "Work. Not stupid work."
Dr. Robotnik: "I'm looking up some jobs, since you people want to make some money."
Garrick: "Alright, now, here's what I need." *He draws out the M-850, setting it on the table.*
Repairman: "Okay." He looks at the gun. "Wow, that's some weird work on that gun."
Garrick: "Yeah, I know..."
Dragoshi: *Just waits for Garrick to finish... Wouldn't want to interrupt the guy in the middle of his business.*
Repairman: "It's like somebody made it in an old workshop, but yet it has the power of a highly advanced gun like I'd make. Clearly the work of an ancient master. But also limited, due to its... low tech pieces."
Flaeyn: "Alright..." He says to Robotnik. "What exactly would I have to do if I were to accept a job from you?"
Garrick: "Don't get me started, it's kinda... well, don't get me started. Anyway, it's running on normal rounds, and nine millimeters at that."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, I'm just going to find some jobs and then you can argue about which job to take. I'll drop you off to do the job and go to check on my city. Perhaps you can have your own ship, because I need to supervise my own city's development..."
Repairman: "Yeah, some old fashioned rounds for sure."
Garrick: "So, I was wondering if we might be able to up the tech. Give it some more punch. Plasma, laser, ion... anything that isn't straight lead."
Kuji tapped his foot and opened the door but didn't come in and shouted in. "Well do you know where I can go and earn some cash with my skills." He left the door open with his foot so he could hear the answer.
Garrick: "Excuse me."
Repairman: "It's a tight fit, I'll have to look closely." He stares. "Okay, this will fit one, count that, one emitter. Or I can upgrade the caliber to a larger bullet or some sort of la... okay."
Garrick glances over his shoulder at the door.
Repairman: *Leans on his wrench.*
Dr. Robotnik: "..." *scratches his chin.* "Maybe I should repair that door."
Garrick: "Hey! Fighter dick! Mind your damn manners and stop acting like a prick!" *He turns back to the Repairman.* "Sorry about th--hey, that kinda rhymed... anyway, what were you saying?"
Repairman: "I can either give your gun a special effect, or I can make it shoot larger bullets. Or... shoot lasers."
Garrick: "A 'special effect'? How so?"
Repairman: "Larger bullets just do more damage. Special effects vary and are sort of iffy, but with a high accuracy gun they're more likely to work. Lasers... they're sort of funny in how they behave. Things like make people freeze solid, set them on fire, blind them with flashes, or cause them to go flying sideways."
Kuji lets his foot slide from the door and crosses his arms and sighs.
Garrick: "So some sort of integrated system along the barrel. Fair enough... what about the lasers? You say they work funny?"
Repairman: "Yeah. See, in an accurate gun like this, it won't be very useful accuracy wise, and only add modest damage. Usually lasers make things easier to aim but this has so much recoil suppression and zeroed in sights it's sort of hard to improve on it."
Garrick: "Hm... well, see, the deal with straight bullets is I can run OUT." *He takes the gun and slides the mag out, showing him to him.* "I've got about five rounds left until I'm dry. So, I normally would agree to the emitter for the special effect and the higher caliber, but only if you can somehow guarantee me an infinite supply of rounds."
Repairman: "Yeah. But this gun has some really strange properties. Just hand it to me."
Garrick replaces the magazine and hands it to him.
Metal Man (GM): He fires it. Over and over again. It never runs out.
Julian: *Julian walks back, with the hammer in tow.* "I got a question. You keep talkin' about these emitters... what they DO, exactly?"
Repairman: "See, reality doesn't work the same around this gun. Or any of your weapons."
Repairman: "If I could find out why I would probably be the richest reploid known to anyone."
Metal Man (GM): He hands it back.
Garrick: "Well... how much for the emitter and the upgraded caliber of rounds?"
Repairman: "The emitters do various fun things, like set people on fire, zap them, confuse them, or give them a cold. Emitter is 50 coins, maybe a little more depending on what you want. The caliber is 75 coins, as it's a real tough job on that gun."
Flaeyn: "Oh if only I had money..."
Garrick: "Hm... another thing I wanted to ask you before I settled. Do you have anything in the likes of some armor? A flak vest... jacket... maybe some kind of personal force field?"
Julian: "Mmm... Think I'll put this on layaway." *hands the hammer back.* "What's the best you got bat-wise?"
Repairman: "Armor..." He shrugs. "You're very active people and would get tired very quickly with anything permanent. I can make some temporary bits and pieces however. Ask Zero or X about armor that might work better. Well, this weird bat can be improved upon, but not too much. Not without altering it from a bat into something else..."
Garrick: "Fair enough. Alright, how much do I get outta those guns over there?"
Julian: "So you're talkin' 3 levels of blunt force here. Bat, Club, and Hammer?"
Repairman: "For more damage it becomes closer to my wrench than a bat; for more accuracy it becomes even lighter. Yes. The guns... hm." He evaluates them slowly. "50 of your 'coins' for them both. They're primitive and a bit cheap, but have a lot of parts I could use."
Deloth: "What about my sword?"
Repairman: "Let me see this sword..."
Deloth: *Still on the counter.*
Metal Man (GM): He picks it up and looks at it.
Repairman: "This here is raw material. I can do whatever you might want with it, for a price."
Deloth: "Any suggestions?"
Repairman: "What do you like in a sword?"
Flaeyn: "Maybe so it can randomly put people to sleep or something?" He shrugs.
Deloth: *dryly.* "Killing potential?"
Repairman: "There is no right or wrong with raw material, unless you're like some of my competitors, who have random 'themes' they abuse for no reason. Killing potential... either give it an acid emitter, make it sharper, make it laser-based, or just make it larger."
Kuji was wondering how he was being a dick, but just shrugged it off.
Metal Man (GM): Kuji would feel that it's vaguely cold outside. The others are busy shopping.
Dragoshi: *Is just busy waiting for the others to finish so he can do his stuff. >_>*
Garrick: *whamhandsslapcounter!* "Alright, here's my plan to you, Repairman guy. I'll do you the larger caliber and an emitter along the barrel for a paralyzing effect for 130 coins."
Deloth: "...What kind of emitters you have?"
Kuji sighed at the cold and walked into the shop and leaned against the wall. "I'm going to wait for something to do where it's warm."
Deloth: "...Uh, yeah. You. New guy. I'll have a job for you here in a minute."
Deloth turns back around to the counter and winks at the repair guy. "So, about those emitters... What kinds you got?"
Repairman: "Let's see." He takes some emitters out and rolls them around. "Paralyzing, yes, we have that... burning, confusing, blinding... freezing. And acid. That's it."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to Garrick.
Garrick looks back at him.
Julian: "Hmmm... A'ight." *Puts his bat back down.* "Give it a better swing, an' I 'll be back for one'a those hammers later."
Repairman: "Okay. That includes the spare parts you put on the counter, right?"
Garrick dumps 120 coins on the counter.
Deloth: "What does freezing do?"
Garrick: "If my math serves me, you'll owe me forty coins." *He sweeps up fourty coins back into his pocket, pushing the other 80 forward and the weapons.* "There you go."
Repairman: "Why, freezing makes people turn to ice, which sort of messes up their ability to fight for a bit. Okay, hand me the gun, and I'll improve it."
Garrick hands it over.
Deloth: "Eh... can you give me a paralyzing emitter for 75?"
Repairman: "Certainly. Put it on this sword, I assume?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes the gun, takes one good look at it, then goes to whack it with his wrench. It glows oddly, and then becomes red hot for a moment.
Deloth: "Yeah. Can you do something about making it a little sharper, too?"
Repairman: "Give me a sec, this weapon is a bit tricky to upgrade."
Deloth: "...Actually, never mind. I've only got 75 to spend. Just give me the emitter."
Kuji just listens and smirks.
Repairman: "Okay, now wait your turn, paralyzing guy." He turns to Julian after handing Garrick his gun. "You want a better swing, so, do you mean more accuracy, or just damage?"
Garrick takes his gun and checks it over, checking the sights and the bigger caliber of round.
Julian: "More accuracy, but is that gonna take the damage down too?"
Repairman: "Yeah, this thing's kind of unwieldy as it is, to make it accurate makes it sort of a batlet rather than a full bat. Of course, it makes sense, because baseball bats aren't made to hit very often. How else is the game exciting? If they used a massive club it wouldn't be so random."
Julian: "Hey, you try hittin' somethin' goin' like 90 miles an hour an' see how often you hit."
Deloth just leans against the counter and starts practicing his shapeshifting a bit. Never hurts to practice...
Raena: "...Hmmm... You, mage. You said you had coin available? Could I perhaps borrow twenty-five for a sharpening and polishing of my sword? I'm sure we can pay you back quickly in this line of work."
Repairman: "I can hit such a thing, but I use this for that." He takes out a short little club. "Of course, my eyes can see at a faster rate, so... what's your decision?"
Natalie: "Sometimes, I wish I could just use a card to make coins... that'd be cool."
Julian: "Is the opposite gonna be true?"
Deloth: *to Raena.* "Sorry, he already lent it to me. But here."
Repairman: "Yeah, to make it damage more..."
Deloth tosses 25 coins to Raena.
Raena: "...Thank you." She then returns the sword to the repairman. "Sharpening and polish, please, at the requested price of twenty-five coins."
Aribar jumps a bit, having woken up from a nap. "Er, sorry. I gave all my gold to Deloth, who has just seemed to give it to you."
Digifanatic: *just finds a bench and sits down--open for conversation.*
Repairman: "Twenty five???? If things were that cheap the streets wouldn't be made of rubble."
Raena: "Yes, that is exactly as you said before. How hard can it be to sharpen a dulled, rusty blade?"
Repairman: "Oh, right. I assumed you wanted me to do something which would tangibly effect your alternate reality weapons. Because they don't seem to dull, or if they are dull, it doesn't seem to change the properties of the blade. Like the gun which never stops shooting. But it would look shiny, so... I shouldn't argue."
Garrick: "She just doesn't want to carry around a dull blade. I can agree with that."
Raena: "...Fine, nevermind." She growls, taking the blade back and giving the coins back to Deloth.
Repairman: "My condolences, but I prefer major work. Otherwise it is sort of dulling to my mind. So, Mr. Paralyze emitter, you want your sword to paralyze stuff?"
Metal Man (GM): He waits for Deloth's response. Eggman walks on over.
Natalie moves over to Digi. "So, what's going on with you?"
Digifanatic: "Not much. I've just got nothing to buy here."
EDITOR'S NOTE: END BORING SHOPPING, ALTHOUGH IT TAKES A WHILE TO PICK UP!
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm, well, I've found a job or two. The first one is by that guy named Jack who likes to take advantage of you."
Natalie: "And we can't afford anything."
Julian: *Is deep in thought.*
Dr. Robotnik: "He promises 'hundreds of coins' if you can deal with a 'pesky double-o agent' which I bet is code for 'Red Text hired me to remove James Bond and I'm too lazy.'"
Digifanatic: "Huh... be quite honest, I'm usually content with what I've got--rarely do I things like guns or swords."
Dr. Robotnik: "The Feds are promising some more reasonable money to an investigation of some sort of destruction going on in Continia. It's localized and involves a ruined power plant."
Digifanatic: "And there are no good quick fixes like those health kits or whatnot around here."
Dr. Robotnik: "And in the weird pile we have some job in Kanto involving Team Rocket. Apparently they're up to no good and the main guy who stops them is stuck in a wall somewhere. They promise a strange currency called 'Pokedollars' in the 200 range."
Dragoshi: "...stuck in a wall?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. Their realm is positively insane."
Natalie: "Raena either, but apparently that sword is supposed to do something special, I guess. But I guess that's only in the Digital World." She then stops talking, listening to what's going on.
Flaeyn: "Can we even use 'Pokedollars' as currency anywhere other than Kanto?"
Raena: "Hmmm... Investigating the powerplant seems a viable idea."
Digifanatic: *to Natalie.* "Yeah, you have no idea about Kanto."
Julian: "Hmmm... I'm likin' the Kanto job. I never get tired of beatin' up Team Rocket. What's their exchange rate?"
Aribar yawns and looks up to Robotnik. "So we either work with a traitor, go to a power plant that is guarded by powerful mutants and robots an such, or stop Team Rocket. What wonderful choices."
Dr. Robotnik: "2 to 1, if the bank quotes I have are correct."
Julian: "200 PDs each?"
X: "Hmmm?" He walks over to the Questers.
Keikyoku: "I say we do the team rocket one, we need some laughs."
Dr. Robotnik: "It... isn't specific."
X: "You do jobs for money?"
Julian: "More or less."
Metal Man (GM): This is X the reploid, FYI.
Garrick moves over to X.
X: "Well... there is something. And I could pay you a lot of money directly. But those missions are much shorter and easier, I would assume."
Julian: "Go on."
Deloth: "Yeah, go ahead and put a paralysis emitter on it."
X: "See, the Maverick Continent was once more of a utopia, and Sigma's robots were all dead but a few..."
Repairman: "Okay then, show me the money and I will do it."
Garrick: "I can see where this is going..."
Deloth slaps the 75 down on the counter.
Raena: "Hmmm... What do you need us to do, metal-man?"
Natalie: "Ummm, Raena, I don't think they're called that..."
Raena: "Until I find out what they are called, then this will suffice."
Julian: "So you want us to beat the rest of 'em up?"
X: "Sort of. The issue is we built a system to restore our old world and hid it under the continent. During our peaceful period we found some really old machines and the remains of a lab. Zero said they looked strangely familiar. ...The problem is that lab became active when the meteorite struck, and is now an underground deathtrap. ...The system is scattered across four segments, four corners of the continent, and rogue defense systems protect all of them."
Julian: "How much of a deathtrap?"
X: "The Dr. W signs and spikes and semi-automated men who shoot nonstop lasers repelled our attempts to break in with a small army. It would require a group of people who could take on a lot of obstacles for a long time. I would do it but I need to ensure Vile is dead personally."
Digifanatic: "And of course, that hasn't happened yet..."
X: "He is the only maverick to continue his crusade with no reason; the remaining root of evil. Any rebuilding would be in vain without him dead."
Kuji looks around with a blink wondering whats going on and starts to throw punches into the air out of boredom.
Deloth: "...Is that 75 not gonna be enough?"
Repairman: "Oh? Sorry, I was distracted."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the 75, then sticks a weird glowy box on the sword.
Julian: "So you want us to get Vile outta the way, then fix the system?"
Metal Man (GM): Then he smacks it good with the wrench.
X: "No, I'll deal with Vile. You deal with the system."
Digifanatic: "Oh, okay."
Garrick: "Four areas..."
X: "If you succeed you'll get 500 credits to divide among yourselves."
Garrick looks at the people here... then at Julian.
Zero: "Yeah. That's because these labs remind me of my creator, Dr. Wily, and I bet there's some prototypes you DO NOT want to meet hiding in there."
Digifanatic: "Such as?"
Garrick: "Five hundred credits divided among... what... twelve people?"
Zero: "Well, he made me, so these prototypes would approximate me in destructive power. But have glaring flaws."
X: "Well, you could decide who gets what."
Deloth: *Sees that it is ready to use.* "Thank you."
Julian: "Any chance we could get that driven higher?"
Metal Man (GM): It is the same stats, except... it slows down enemies, under the right conditions.
Deloth calmly picks up the sword and slashes Kuji with it.
Digifanatic: .oO(What the heck was that, Deloth?!)
X: "Well, just re-activating is one thing. The other is--" *SWISH* "..." *STAB*
Aribar: "I don't require any money; others could have my share with it." *The half-elf watches Deloth attack the new guy and raises an eyebrow; He isn't getting backstabbed for once.*
X: "...You could put together what happened to Dr. Wily and the others, which are buried in the very deepest sections of these labs."
Digifanatic: *mutters to himself.* "I just don't get it sometimes..."
Julian: "Callin' his share then."
Metal Man (GM): Kuji falls over on the floor, unable to move for a bit.
Repairman: "I see my emitter still works."
Metal Man (GM): He also takes the sword's damage.
Julian: "...Damn, you do nice work."
Deloth turns around to the repair guy. "Is that payment still valid?"
Digifanatic will not say anything out loud.
Kuji lays there.
Repairman: "Well, I won't pay you a ton, but that was awesome." He gives Deloth 15 credits.
Garrick: "...heh... so, what's the call here? We can take care of this labs for X, or head to Kanto and deal with Team Rocket. Personally, beating up Team Rocket is always fun."
Deloth pockets them. "Thank you."
Digifanatic: .oO(Why? He's done nothing wrong so far and everybody except me is criticizing him!)
Julian: "A'ight, new question: Any way you can minimize the recoil from the hammer?"
Digifanatic: "Well, Garrick, knowing me, I know I'm good either way."
Raena: "Let's take care of those labs. Sounds challenging, and lucrative. Just the way I like it."
Natalie: "Now, Rae, we could be getting in over our heads..."
Repairman: "With a shorter handle, or perhaps some fancy mechanism. It'd run you a bunch of coins though."
Dr. Robotnik: *Walks over to Kuji.* "I don't know what you did, but he isn't moving very much." *Props Kuji up so he's standing like a statue.* "Much better."
Garrick frowns, scratching his chin. "The problem with the labs is that it's Wily's tech. And Wily isn't known for being a nice guy when it comes to his traps and tricks and bots."
Keikyoku: *Pokes Kuji.*
Julian: "Beatin' up robots, beatin' up Team Rocket, same diff. Personally I'd like to get rocket outta the way first."
Dragoshi: "I don't mind either way."
Aribar looks from the body to Deloth. "Huh. Are you possessed right now?"
Dr. Robotnik: "There is a vague chance he might wake up, so, don't poke it too much." *Walks over and continues typing.*
Metal Man (GM): And hence went the shortest lived Quester ever! (Ed. Note: Seriously, that was the last major action related to Kuji.)
Digifanatic: "Nah, I think he was more annoyed at someone that was doing nothing except having an ambition to hang around with us..."
Deloth: *blandly.* "Maybe."
Garrick looks to Raena. "Trust me, it's a bunch of jerks with little monsters that roar and spit ice and crap. It'll be fun, and we can come back and do the labs afterward."
Julian: "Right up your aisle."
Garrick: "Yeah, you might even make some friends."
Deloth: "...I think there's a difference between her and them. Not sure what it IS, exactly, but..."
Julian: "Mmmm... y'know what? I'll get back to ya. After I see what everyone else got in action."
X: "Anyway, my job will remain open for when you're ready."
Metal Man (GM): He walks back to speak to Zero.
Natalie: "I've told you guys time and time again, she's a --"
Raena: "It doesn't matter what I am. As long as we do *something* instead of staying idle here."
Zero: "So, about that large path of debris over there..."
X: "Sheesh, that crater ruined a lot of good places."
Digifanatic: *to Ari.* "I mean, it looked as if like the guy heard about us and maybe was looking for an audition or something."
Garrick heads over to Zero and X. "Hey, can I talk to you two for a minute?"
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "And he's only as cocky as Raena... and we're putting up with her quite well."
Keikyoku: *looks for fun stuff in the scrap heap.*
Aribar shrugs at Digi. "Unfortunately, I've been asleep. I didn't see what was happening."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku finds lots of little metal pieces!
Repairman: "Hey, get your own scrap."
Metal Man (GM): He points out the window. There are entire mounds of debris with scrap in them.
Repairman: "Out there."
Keikyoku: *goes and plays in another scrap heap.*
Digifanatic: .oO(Kei's going to get tetanus... nah.)
Dr. Robotnik: "So, which job are you taking? The air in here keeps making me doze off."
Garrick: "Team Rocket job, I say."
Raena: "Whichever. As long as we're doing something..."
Deloth twirls his new Tasword and sheathes it. "I'll let the others pick. I'm neutral either way."
Digifanatic: .oO(Kei's going to get tetanus... nah.) "Garrick and Julian say the Rocket job, I'm not gonna disagree with them."
Aribar: "I vote for anything but the Jack job."
Digifanatic: "Good mentality."
Metal Man (GM): Digi chants to himself. "Kei's going to get tetanus... nah. Kei's going to get tetanus... nah." Meanwhile, Kei digs up various metal pieces of scrap, and does not get tetanus.
Dr. Robotnik: "Rocket it is. Someone collect Keikyoku and we shall go!"
Metal Man (GM): He marches out the door, to where his ship is parked. The one size-too-small airstrip.
Deloth leans out. "Hey, Kei, we're about to leave. C'mon."
Natalie and Raena move to follow the group when they leave.
Keikyoku: *runs after the group with a bunch of interestingly shaped pieces of metal.*
Julian: *To there!*
Digifanatic: *Oh boy! Going to Glitchville!*
Deloth: "Ready to kick more crazy people in the chest?"
Digifanatic: "Might as well."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik gets on the ship. He puts the Kuji statue in the ship too, although by now the paralysis has lapsed, so Kuji is now just sitting in a chair.
Dr. Robotnik: "Can't leave without this."
Deloth: "Yes, we can."
Dr. Robotnik: "But then who will you smack with the sword? ...Errr... that was rude, sorry. I just figure if that other person is useful, so can this person be useful."
Deloth: "I dunno, but this isn't a garbage scow. No trash onboard."
Deloth grabs Kuji and tosses him off.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth goes to do so, but Robotnik gets in the way.
Julian: "Who was that guy, again?"
Dr. Robotnik: "No, no. Let me take care of him. At the worst I need someone to mop the floors."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, I am sorry but I am not quite sure what your problem is."
Dr. Robotnik: "I promise he won't harm you. Only your sense of elitism." He chuckles.
Julian: "He don't look like a good mop to me. He's got like, zero hair."
Digifanatic: "No, I don't think it's that."
Deloth: "He's all talk and no walk."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, I'm unsure." He stares at Kuji. "I can't tell WHAT he is, for some reason. Maybe if he would wake up and tell us why he's here."
Aribar says nothing about the situation ad simply awaits for them to fly off to Kanto.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, and he hasn't a chance to walk."
Dr. Robotnik leans Kuji over so he isn't in an uncomfortable position, and then starts the ship up.
Natalie: "Are we done yet? Can we go?"
Keikyoku: *examines his metal trinkets.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku sees that they're little pieces, like doorknobs... part of a reploid's armor... a doorframe... Alone they are useless, but maybe with some tools they could be made into something useful. The ship takes off.
Dr. Robotnik: "This ride may take a while..."
Digifanatic: "I refuse to criticize people who look to be a part of our group until they actually do bad things, and standing around looking at us while we're just buying things is not necessarily a bad thing."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now flying over the ocean.
Keikyoku: "Hey, Mr. Robotnik. Got any tools?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. Why?"
Digifanatic: "I mean, if the guy fights well and listens to what we tell him what to do, I say he's okay."
Keikyoku: "Can I use some?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers fly over the ocean, then over Mobius, then back over the ocean. Soon, they are at Kanto. Eggman scratches his head.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Where do I land, again?"
Raena: "Anywhere I guess."
Dr. Robotnik: "...So... on top of some houses? This place is littered with roads and people."
Julian: "Pallet Town?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, if there's an open area near Pallet, that should work."
Julian: "Oh hey, that forest looks nice."
Aribar: "If I recall our last visit, there were mostly empty routes between towns."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes, that looks good." He flies over. "Which do you not care for the most? The house on the right or the Pokemon... oh right, that large forest."
Metal Man (GM): He moves the Egg Carrier over.
Dr. Robotnik: "This forest is bumpy. Mind if I make it a bit easier to land on?"
Julian: *Shrugs.* "Not like I live here."
Keikyoku: *looks for some tools.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Looks to Keikyoku.* "Oh, sorry, I forgot."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a compartment and gives Keikyoku some basic tools.
Dr. Robotnik: "...I have plenty."
Aribar: "Can't the carrier make a water landing?"
Julian: "You really wanna swim in these waters? There's like, jellyfish an' shit out there."
Keikyoku: *tries to make some projectiles out of the scrap.*
Garrick: "Couldn't we just... climb down a rope ladder?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Not without sinking. And there's people in the water. Oh. Right. I didn't want to stay here anyway."
Aribar: "Oh, right. Swimming. Accursed swimming." *The half-elf sighs, defeated.*
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He shrugs. "Curses. I wanted to blow something up!"
Garrick: "We're here to make friends, not enemies."
Dr. Robotnik: "Fine, fine. You want to climb down into Pallet town?"
Aribar: "That sounds mostly painless."
Julian: "Jus' put us down somewhere."
Garrick: "Well, if we can't WARP down..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm... warping would be terrible. You know how physics behave here. You might turn into pokemon. Or explode. Or both! ...'Pallet' town it is."
Deloth: "I've had my fill of exploding Vulpixes for one lifetime, thank you."
Metal Man (GM): He flies over and walks over to a door. He opens it, and kicks a ladder down.
Dr. Robotnik: "You can climb down now. It's only 20 feet."
Garrick: "You got an extra radio on you?"
Natalie and Raena climb down.
Digifanatic: "Okay, cool." *follows.*
Julian: "Yeah, we might want an air lift or air support or air somethin' later."
Deloth turns to Digi. "Before we leave... mark my words. I've seen people like this. I--"
Dragoshi: *Climbs on down after those three are done.*
Deloth: "...dammit, Digi." *climbs down.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku smashes the pieces together. Violently. He creates: Slightly different looking ball o' jagged debris.
Keikyoku: "Can I keep the tools?"
Garrick: "Hey Robotnik, you got a radio or some kinda receiver we can use to contact you with?"
Aribar: *Climbs down. He just has a fear of climbing down a ladder with only one arm.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Oh, sorry. So many people talking to me at once."
Metal Man (GM): He hands Garrick a radio.
Dr. Robotnik: "I always keep several on me. And yes, keep the tools."
Julian: "I'll take one."
Garrick: "Yeah, yeah... it figures..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Here." He hands Julian a radio.
Garrick clips it onto his belt, then makes to slide down the ladder.
Metal Man (GM): The rest climb down and, they're in Kanto now!
Julian: *Yoink.* "Let's go!" *Down the ladder.*
Deloth: *deep breath.*
Metal Man (GM): A man walks up to them as they reach the ground.
Keikyoku: *Smiles and pockets both the tool and scrap ball before climbing down the ladder.*
Man: "It is amazing. Poke-mon can be transferred electronically now."
Deloth: "As I was saying, Digi, people like this don't have anything to back up their bragging. It's a rule of life."
Man: "Technology can do anything."
Garrick: "...uh... right..."
Natalie: "...uh-huh, okay then."
Metal Man (GM): He then stands there, blankly. There's the lab, and two houses. And the path up north... and the pathway that goes south, through water.
Julian: "So... what're we doing again?"
Deloth elbows past him, to the north path.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth runs to the North path. He smacks into an invisible wall. Professor Oak walks over.
Oak: "No, wait! It's dangerous to go without pokemon!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh no...)
Oak: "Oh... wait... you're one of those weird people."
Julian: *Goes to Ash's house.*
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers.
Oak: "You may proceed."
Metal Man (GM): Julian walks in to Ash's house.
Deloth: "Thank you." *continues.*
Natalie: "...Hmmm, deja-vu."
Metal Man (GM): Ash's mom is in there.
Dragoshi: *Just... follows behind Del.*
Aribar shudders as he hears Oak. He has a feeling that he's going to regret his decision to come along.
Ash's Mom: "Wow, you're strangers. They keep walking in to my house."
Julian: "Hey! Where's Ash?"
Ash's Mother: "Uhhh... he's in the mountains..."
Julian: "Thought he was stuck in a wall somewhere."
Metal Man (GM): She goes to the wall, and points at a map.
Keikyoku: *Follows someone.*
Metal Man (GM): http://ssq.metalman88.com/info/22.htm She points at 'Elite Four Place Thing.'
Ash's Mom: "Really? That must be why he isn't doing anything about Team Rocket. They're doing something strange in Viridian City. They even wrote a song about it. The song is horrible."
Julian: "Viridian city, eh... North, right?"
Ash's Mom: "Yes."
Julian: "You got a copy?"
Ash's Mom: "What, this?" *gives Julian a disc.* "Take it. Someone gave it to me and the horrible singing still haunts me."
Garrick frowns as he stares at the grass that leads northward, hrming to himself.
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Deloth walks up a bit, and... encounters a wild pokemon! It's a PIDGEY.
Dragoshi: *Has been following Del.* >_>
Deloth: *Double sword slash.*
Natalie: "So... what are we doing here again?"
Julian: "Thanks, thanks." *Pockets the CD, and looks at the map. He tries to figure out how to get to the Elite Four Place Thing.*
Metal Man (GM): Fight - Item - Run - Pokemon. Deloth used DOUBLE SLASH!
Digifanatic: "We're looking to exploit Team Rocket shenanigans."
Metal Man (GM): A critical hit!!!
Garrick: "What he said."
Digifanatic: "And hopefully beat the crap out of them."
Metal Man (GM): PIDGEY fainted! Deloth gained 0 EXP! The Pidgey has vanished. Apparently, fainted is just a nice way of saying 'Vanished permanently.'
Garrick: "...why did you turn the birdy into vapor, Del?"
Deloth: "It makes me happy."
Deloth continues tromping through the grass. It's a gas, baby. Can you dig it?
Digifanatic: *Oui, boss... just not in the thick stuff if possible.*
Metal Man (GM): The world suddenly flashes epilepticly again.
Garrick glances at Julian, shrugging and walking onward into the grass.
Metal Man (GM): WILD RATATA ATTACKED!
Deloth: *Three Light Pillars.*
Aribar follows Garrick and the others northward.*
Julian: "A'ight, now if you don't mind my askin'...what happened to Mr. Ash's Mom?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth used 3^!@O246byyqyih95694Ã©z392. RATATA FAINTED! *BREAK* The battle system falls apart and Ratata flies over the horizon.
Deloth: "...Nothing's leaving corpses and I'm getting hungry. This sucks."
Garrick: "...for God sake, Del. Stop incinerating the wildlife."
Dragoshi: "..." *Bah-link.*
Ash's Mom: "Uhhh... that's a funny story. He also went out to become a pokemon trainer and... bad things happened. We don't speak of him anymore."
Metal Man (GM): The non-Julian Questers make it to Viridian City. There's a man trapped behind a fence. In an area with a pool of water in it.
Keikyoku: "Heya drowning dude."
Deloth: "HEY, YOU! OVER THERE!"
Garrick: "...he's... kinda... not in the water, Kei."
Man: "Zzz... Zzzz... What? Oh no, DROWZEE ate my dreams again."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see no DROWZEE here.
Man: "Here, take this, I found it stuck in the back of my head."
Natalie: "This place... just... this place..."
Metal Man (GM): He hands the Questers an unlabeled CD.
Garrick: "Yeah... yeah... this place kinda sucks."
Deloth grabs it and stares at it.
Keikyoku: *tries to tip the guy over and examine the CD.*
Deloth: "...we need a CD player."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku tries to reach through the fence. He instead makes loud THONK THONK THONK when he goes to push the man.
Garrick: "...oh, hey, I gotta idea. Del, lemme see that."
Man: "Oh no... DROWZEE again..." He falls asleep in his one-man, voluntary prison.
Deloth: "Sure." *tosses it to Garrick.*
Julian: "So... what do you DO all day? Your kid's off runnin' around all the time fightin' with small animals, you ain't gotta man..."
Garrick takes it and walks over to Raena, slapping it on her forehead.
Ash's Mom: "Well... I sit at the table, hoping some day both of them will come home."
Deloth stares. "Uh... Garrick, I said a CD player, not 'let's hit a giant fox with it.'"
Raena attempts to grasp Garrick's wrist before he can reach her.
Metal Man (GM): Raena fails to block it. *SMACK.* *BEEP.* Giant text floats above Raena's head.
Natalie: "...what the hell is going on?"
Metal Man (GM): 'RAENA wants to learn DREAM EATER! But RAENA has too many moves!'
Dragoshi: "I don't know."
Metal Man (GM): 'Forget a move to learn DREAM EATER?'
Julian: "You ever thought of doin' somethin'...more?"
Aribar blinks and pokes the giant text.*
Garrick: "Holy fuck! It worked!"
Metal Man (GM): It's waiting on Garrick's reaction.
Deloth just walks off to find a place to eat before the punching begins.
Garrick: "Uhh... yeah, let's not do that. I just wanna see if it would work."
Ash's Mom: "Maybe, I don't know."
Digifanatic: "To be honest, I thought it was another unwanted copy of that song."
Metal Man (GM): 'RAENA did not learn DREAM EATER!' The disc falls off of Raena and onto the ground.
Digifanatic: .oO(But Digimon being able to accept TMs? That is odd... what's next? A Goomba gets Bubblebeam?)
Garrick picks up the disk and walks over to Del, slapping it on HIS forehead.
Deloth: "Restaurants, restara--" *WHACK.*
Julian: "What're you doin' tomorrow night?"
Metal Man (GM): 'DELOTH cannot learn DREAM EATER!'
Metal Man (GM): Why? Nobody knows.
Natalie: "Weren't we supposed to talk to someone about our job?"
Ash's Mom: "Staring endlessly out of the window."
Aribar blinks. He just realizes that Pokemon can learn lots of different moves. Spell-like moves. He gave away all of his money. The elf mutters something under his breath as he stands by the others.
Deloth: "...Do that again and I'll break your arm."
Garrick: "Oh, c'mon, Del."
Aribar: "We could go to the Pokemon Center, or to the gym. They might know."
Garrick: "Gotta have a little fun."
Digifanatic: "Aribar, the last time we went to the gym..." *sigh.*
Deloth continues looking for a place to eat, since no Pidgeys are actually falling down dead.
Julian: "You wanna go get a coffee or somethin'?"
Digifanatic: "I know it was Pewter, but nobody would get a word in edgewise except those robotic 'Fight me' taunts."
Ash's Mom: "Maybe, but coffee is only available many cities away."
Deloth goes to find the Old Man. "Yo, glitch guy. Where's a place to eat?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds the Old Man.
Keikyoku: *mimes sticking the CD to his forehead.*
Old Man: "Do you want to find out how to catch pokemon?"
Garrick is currently in possession of the CD.
Deloth: "No, I want to find a place to eat. What, you got wax in your ears?"
Aribar goes to the Pokemon Center. Go team x-way split!
Old Man: "No? Okay."
Keikyoku: *Tries to get the CD.*
Digifanatic: *follows Aribar.*
Julian: "Baby, I can get you wherever you need to go. You name it, I got a way."
Old Man: "I just had my coffee, so I am feeling up to helping people."
Garrick goes to the Pokemart, just for the sake of buying a few Pokeballs.
Deloth: "Good. Where's a place to eat?"
Ash's Mom: "If you found my son, maybe I would go and have this coffee. Otherwise I must wait for him."
Garrick also notices Keikyoku trying to grab the disk outta his hand. "...what do you want?"
Old Man: "If you want food, first, you must walk up to someone."
Keikyoku: "That disk thingy."
Metal Man (GM): A phantom food shop appears out of thin air.
Old Man: "Then you must ask for food, like this."
Old Man: "OLD MAN NEEDS FOOD BADLY!"
Aribar enters the Pokemon Center and heads up to the Nurse Joy. He braces for the worst.
Deloth just walks away. "Maybe there are some apples in the forest over there..."
Julian: "So if I go find your son, you'll be free tomorrow?"
Dragoshi: "But what if someone, say..."
Garrick tosses him the disk and walks into the Pokemart.
Dragoshi: "Shoots the food?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's trapped in an invisible wall by the demo.
Old Man: "Then, you do this."
Keikyoku: *sticks the disk to his forehead.*
Metal Man (GM): He hurls the pokeball through the window.
Invisible: "Okay, okay, here, take this and stop doing that!"
Deloth wraps his hands around the guy's neck. "DAMMIT, I JUST WANT SOME LUNCH, NOT A TUTORIAL!"
Metal Man (GM): OLD MAN acquired OLD FOOD!
Old Man: "And then you have food."
Metal Man (GM): The wall disappears. His neck is invincible, contrary to Deloth's attempts.
Garrick: "Yo. Shop keeper guy. How much for the Pokeballs?"
Nurse Joy: "Oh... it's... weird people... hello!"
Deloth: "...Drag, this is why I keep killing people."
Pokemart Clerk: "50 pokedollars a pokeball."
Deloth heads on to the forest.
Old Man: "Want to find out how to catch pokemon?"
Garrick holds out what coins he has.
Ash's Mom: "Yes... then I wouldn't need to wait for him."
Deloth: *Light Beam at the old guy.*
Garrick: "How much is that in coins?"
Pokemart Clerk: "25."
Metal Man (GM): The Old Man is replaced with a large hole in reality. Deloth hears the cry of Missingno.
Julian: "Sweet, it's a date. I'll be right back... What's yo' name anyway? Nobody ever given the name 'Ash's Mom' by their parents."
Aribar: "Greetings, Nurse Joy. We heard that Team Rocket was causing a ruckus somewhere in Kanto. Have you heard any news on this?"
Deloth: "...Aw, crap, forgot about that." *He makes a run for the forest.*
Keikyoku: *Sticks the disk to his forehead.*
Garrick drops 25 coins on the table, takes a Pokeball, then heads on out and will wait until everyone's done what they need to do.
Ash's Mom: "I actually have no clue what my name is... nobody ever asked me."
Metal Man (GM): A dialogue appears out of thin air. Apparently, Julian can name her instead! Garrick obtained 1 pokeball! Deloth runs into the forest.
Nurse Joy: "Oh, yes. They've created a portal to a strange world. Why, it's almost time for them to release MISSINGNO. into our fair town... I hate when that happens."
Deloth looks up at the trees. .oO(Please, please, tell me there's some fruit on them.)
Metal Man (GM): Deloth runs into the forest. He sees a large, green thing that looks delicious on the tree.
Deloth reaches up and taps that with his Tasword.
Julian: "Mmm... You look like a Delilah to me."
Garrick is actually going to walk on back and get Julian, since he's walking behind.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku smacks the disk. 'ERROR: POKEMON TRAINERS CANNOT LEARN TMS.'
Deloth: *tiredly.* "Are YOU going to try to kill me, delicious-looking green thing?"
Aribar: "Do you happen to know where Team Rocket is right now?"
Delilah: "Oh, I remember now. Thanks."
Nurse Joy: "In the forest."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth taps the green thing. It turns around... It has eyes... It stares into Deloth's soul. WILD METAPOD ATTACKED!
Deloth: *He has no soul. Three more Pillars.*
Julian: "No problem. I'll be right back... Delilah." *Exits the house and starts heading north, beaming.* *Probably collides with Garrick.*
Metal Man (GM): Metapod was hit! Metapod is still consious! Metapod uses HARDEN! Metapod is now tougher!
Metal Man (GM): Julian and Garrick meet up, to see Deloth fighting a Metapod.
Deloth picks up Metapod and tries a bite.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth used BITE!
Garrick slams into Julian, pointing at this and silently laughing. "This is ridiculous..."
Natalie decided to follow. Raena grumbles a bit. "Y'know... maybe there's an Ice Beam TM around here."
Aribar: "Thank you, Nurse Joy."
Metal Man (GM): It's like biting steel.
Julian: "...The fuck is he doin'?"
Metal Man (GM): IT WASN'T VERY EFFECTIVE!
Garrick: "He's biting the Metapod."
Metal Man (GM): METAPOD uses HARDEN!
Aribar takes out his radio and tries to contact everyone.
Metal Man (GM): METAPOD is now tougher!
Deloth: *Sets the damn thing on fire with Explode.*
Julian: "That ain't what you do with 'em." *Julian walks over to the battle scene and tries to punt the Metapod over the horizon.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth used EXPLODE! Deloth violently explodes. The METAPOD fainted! DELOTH fainted!
Julian: *Watches Deloth fall... then grabs him by the feet and walks back over to Garrick.* "C'mon, if we save Ash I got myself a date tomorrow night."
Metal Man (GM): The battle is over. Deloth is fried from his explosion. Some guys in black suits are up ahead.
Garrick: "...you... you got a date with Ash's MOM??"
Aribar: *Radio.* "Hey, guys. I have no idea where anyone is, but I managed to find out where Team Rocket is."
Deloth: "Haaaa..." *passes out. Pokecenter, please?*
Garrick sighs and pulls out his radio.
Digifanatic: *walks out, sees Julian back with the group, men in black and charbroiled Deloth.*
Julian: "What? She's hot. Enough."
Garrick: "We're in the forest, Ari."
Julian: "And maybe she's got a great personality or something, I dunno."
Garrick: "Del just blew himself up."
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, Ian, remember, this is Kanto.)
Aribar hesitates for a moment. And then another.
Keikyoku: *pokes Del with a stick.*
Garrick: "Come see. It was hysterical."
Metal Man (GM): No casino here. They're in Viridian Forest.
Digifanatic: "...okay." *walks over.*
Deloth: *I SAID POKECENTER, PLEASE.*
Aribar: "Ah, just be careful. Team Rocket's in the forest and supposedly they're trying to tear a hole in reality with something or another."
Julian: "He's in the Elite Four Place Thing."
Aribar: *Grid based walking to the other Questermon.*
Natalie: "Guys... that doesn't look good..."
Metal Man (GM): The men in black walk over. Three of them.
Julian: "C'mon, if we hurry I can get this sewn up before nightfall."
Metal Man (GM): They all look the same. And have whips.
Raena: "Whips, hmmm?"
Rocket 1: "Team Rocket is unstoppable!"
Rocket 2: "What are you doing here?"
Rocket 3: "ERROR MACHINE FIVE."
Garrick: "... shoot 'em?"
Metal Man (GM): One of them tries to whip Garrick. In the eye! He dodges. The other one tries to steal Deloth.
Julian: *Kicks that Rocket in the face.*
Metal Man (GM): The third one spins in circles.
Garrick draws his pistol easily and makes to blast the one that whipped at him.
Metal Man (GM): He explodes.
Digifanatic: *Well, Julian got it in first.*
Metal Man (GM): Rocket 2 is down. Rocket 2 is knocked over. Rocket 3 disintegrates at random. There's just a small roadblock up ahead.
Dragoshi: *Just readies his sword and bread in case more Rawkets appear.*
Raena: "Hmmm... I guess you guys took them down."
Julian: "So c'mon, we gonna go save him or not?"
Garrick: "So, wait, is our job to save Ash or stop the Rockets? Or both?"
Aribar continues walking at the same speed towards the others!
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk up. The roadblock... consists of hordes of pits.
Julian: "Save Ash, I got a date for the first time in 10 years, THEN we stop the Rockets."
Metal Man (GM): Someone has been digging for a very long time.
Digifanatic: *follows... uh oh.*
Metal Man (GM): They're not bottomless pits either. Just annoying ones.
Dragoshi: *Anyway around 'em.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk around them without a problem. They're about one square wide.
Garrick slings Deloth over his shoulder and walks on.
Julian: "Or... hey, they're right here. Kill the Rockets, THEN we go save Ash." *Walk on!*
Metal Man (GM): They then reach the roadblock... it's... a tree.
Dragoshi: *Just... walks around 'em.* :/
Metal Man (GM): There's a friggin' tree in the way. How did they have the time to grow it?
Dragoshi: *Cuts it down with his sword.* :/
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi used CUT!
Digifanatic: "Yeah, swords will work."
Metal Man (GM): It falls down, and the Questers find out what the rockets are up to. There's an area of forest which has been cleared out by Giovanni, who is supervising a very large hole in reality. Using this hole they are super-powering pokemon.
Metal Man (GM): They don't notice the Questers yet.
Digifanatic: "Oh wow."
Julian: *Counts the number of Rockets in the area.*
Metal Man (GM): There are five of them, in a line, before Julian reaches Giovanni. They make a very neat single-file line.
Julian: "Light 'em up."
Aribar reaches the others. "Hey guys. Huh, Del HAS seen better days."
Keikyoku: *Sneaks up and round house kicks the guy in the back of the line, hoping to make a domino effect happen.*
Metal Man (GM): *SCHMACK.* They topple like dominoes. Giovanni turns around.
Garrick: "...that was... oddly cool."
Giovanni: "What? No, it's... not Ash? I dealt with Ash. Who are you?"
Giovanni: "What do you want? I am simply super-powering these Pokemon to take over the world, and anyone who tries to stop me will be defeated."
Garrick: "Yeah, shut up."
Giovanni: "You are just meddling kids."
Garrick shoots him accordingly.
Keikyoku: "I am no kid..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick shoots at him. Nothing happens.
Giovanni: "I learned how to protect myself from those weapons, after a strange person named Vylch destroyed our old HQ."
Aribar then remembers their last encounter with Giovanni. "We're meddling kids who happened to steal Mewtwo from you."
Giovanni: "This portal is quite dangerous and in fact, I shall--"
Metal Man (GM): He holds his head.
Dragoshi: "...Make your head explode?"
Giovanni: "...Mewtwo has destroyed my memory again."
Garrick: "...Aribar, Mewtwo made him forget, remember?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Format error?)
Giovanni: "I was about to fight you in a Pokemon battle, and you know how to destroy pokemon."
Dragoshi: "...Anyway, we kinda want our fossils back." >_>
Giovanni: "Okay, I will give you your fossils back."
Julian: "They fly real good. Off my foot."
Aribar: .oO(This. This is the reason I should keep my mouth shut and let the others lead.)
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button. Two massive skeletal monsters emerge from the portal and make Missingno. noises.
Giovanni: "Tell me when you're done wanting them back."
Garrick: "...uh... those don't look like Pokemon..."
Julian: "Sure they do. Oh, by the way." *Pulls out the Team Rocket CD he got from Delilah.* "Anyone got a CD player?"
Metal Man (GM): The word 'MISSINGNO.' appears. It's a double battle! Against level 255 pokemon?!?! One of the rockets has a CD player.
Digifanatic: .oO(No, no, no, I won't say it.)
Julian: *Grabs the Rocket CD Player.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian acquires it. The Missingno. are showed in coins for no reason. The coins vanish as quickly as they appear.
Giovanni: "I told you they were strange!"
Dragoshi: "...Lucky jerks."
Julian: "Hmmm..." *puts the CD in, turns it on, and holds his head up to one of the headphones...*
Metal Man (GM): The CD is of Jesse and James singing "WE'RE GOIN' TO VIRIDIAN CITY! AAAAAYAAAAAAHHHH!!! WE'RE GOIN' TO VIRIDIAN CITY! GOING TO TEAR IT UP!" It is all high pitched.
Dragoshi: "..." *hahahawhat.*
Julian: *Turns that off quick.*
Digifanatic: *mutters to Jules.* "You know, Julian, if you play that to Giovanni, he might go insane at the cheesiness of it all."
Julian: "That's the worst goddamn thing I ever heard..."
Metal Man (GM): The first Missingno. begins charging! The second one attacks Keikyoku with water gun! ...Their accuracy needs work. *Splash.*
Keikyoku: *rolls on the ground in terror!*
Dragoshi: "...oh yeah, I forgot he had a fear of water." *Shrugs, then proceeds to attempt to beat the crap out of the first one with his sword and bread.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit (but Dragoshi bonks himself for some damage too), hit. Digi's turn. Their HP bars take damage. The bars budged a slight bit.
Digifanatic: *goes to smack Missingno. 1 with his golf club.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can see them, they're massive skeletons. *Smack.* Keikyoku is still soaking wet.
Keikyoku: *tries despirately to dry off.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku dries off.
Keikyoku: *homing attacks the thing's face twice, then clings to it.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku flies through it, dealing no damage at all. He then does that again.
Julian: *Tries blaring the annoying music at them and seeing if that has any effect.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian used ROAR! MISSINGNO. RAN AWAY! One of them runs away. The undamaged one.
Digifanatic: "It's a start."
Julian: *Throws the CD player at the other one.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian used ROCK THROW!
Metal Man (GM): Julian hurls it into the portal.
Julian: *This is why Julian doesn't have guns.*
Metal Man (GM): The horrible music blares out of the portal continuously.
Julian: *Hits the Missingno. with the bat.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Aribar's turn.
Aribar holds his hand out towards the Missingno and fires a barrage of elemental attacks at it. Fire, Electricity, Water, Ice, and... Grass! (Five Eles.)
Metal Man (GM): Aribar hits it with all kinds of death. It takes big chunks of damage.
Garrick sighs at all the oddities going on here... he draws his pistol reflexively and unloads a series of shots at the remaining guy, blasting him to hell.
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. Missingno. Is paralyzed! It may be unable to attack next turn. Missingno. Used Sky Attack at Garrick! *WHOOSH.* The charged power is immense.
Garrick leaps out of the way of most of it, but gets caught with the edge of it...
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* ...and Missingno. probably won't survive this round, either.
Garrick: "GRAHHH!!!" *WHAM.*
Metal Man (GM): The horrible music keeps blaring.
Garrick is TRASHED and slammed into a nearby tree.
Giovanni: "Gah! That... horrible music..."
Dragoshi: *Kicks the crap out of the remaining missingno. with a Bread/laser sword combo, then.*
Digifanatic: .oO(How have I survived this song?)
Giovanni: "I must make it stop!" He leaps into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi smacks himself... and deals some damage to the enemy as well. Annoying beeping noises occur as Garrick is injured. Also, Missingno. is in the red.
Digifanatic: "This world never fails to be strange..." *two Fire Punches to M2.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku points to the right for no reason.
Metal Man (GM): Then he balls up his fists. Keikyoku's turn.
Keikyoku: *Aims another homing attack at the thing's face.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku's pre-attack dance must have helped him. Hit.
Keikyoku: *clings to the thing's face on impact and then punches with his gauntlets of powah!
Metal Man (GM): Hit. The Missingno. is very weak.
Keikyoku: *continues clinging to the face for after he's done attacking.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku falls off the face... it's... like trying to hold on to a hologram.
Metal Man (GM): Julian beats the Missingno. to death... quite simply. Now it's gone... but one problem. The annoying music continues to annoy, and Giovanni has disappeared. And no one can seem to close this portal.
Digifanatic tries to shut off the CD player.
Metal Man (GM): Digi can't. It's inside the portal.
Julian: "...Wanna throw Deloth into it?"
Digifanatic: "You know, once we walk away far enough, we won't be able to hear the music."
Garrick: "...this is true..."
Digifanatic: "And we get to tick everybody else off by making them put up with it!"
Aribar: "Leaving holes in reality isn't exactly good for our public image."
Julian: "We could throw Del in an' not have to deal with his possessed whatever anymore."
Garrick: "...that's not very ethical, Julian..."
Keikyoku: *continues dancing.*
Julian: "Fine, we can throw the rat in."
Aribar studies the portal. He wonders if he could use his magic to close it.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku moves far enough away that Julian can't just shove him into the portal. The portal feels like an intrusion from a foreign place into this one. Beyond its surface one can see glitchy buildings.
Keikyoku: *tries ward on the portal.*
Garrick: "Well, I'm going to go take care of something really fast before we head on in there. I'll be right back."
Digifanatic: "Okay then..."
Metal Man (GM): *SNAP* The portal vanishes.
Garrick heads back into the basic part of the-- "...well... that was easy."
Julian: "...Alright then. Now let's go get Ash."
Metal Man (GM): The way North is clear... but the map of this place shows the Questers need to go West of Viridian to do that.
Julian: *Does that.*
Digifanatic heads back to Viridian and goes westward.
Dragoshi: *Sure, why not.*
Garrick heads back, and he makes sure to stomp through some grass along the way...
Keikyoku: *follow, just out of range of the hammer.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers encounter some grass as you go West. Garrick encountered wild NIDORAN MALE!
Garrick grumbles and shoots the damned thing. Not what he wanted.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick shoots the Nidoran with a straight hand of cards. He obtains 5 poker chips, er, coins. Nidoran Male Fainted!
Garrick: "I want to get a Pigey. I dunno why."
Julian: "I ain't cleanin' up after it."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk left for quite a while, then see a building. A man stands out in front of it.
Man: "I can't let you through unless you have the Rock badge."
Julian: "Is that door locked?"
Metal Man (GM): To the left there's a mountain which is about 10 feet tall and nothing else.
Man: "No, but no one can get past me."
Julian: "How come?"
Man: "This is the pokemon league. Only official trainers can get in."
Garrick: "I'll go heal Del..."
Aribar: "Guys, I think we forgot something."
Garrick: "Maybe Joy can give him a shot or something..."
Julian: "You got any weapons on ya?"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick takes Deloth's fried corpse to the Pokemon center.
Garrick walks on up to Joy.
Nurse Joy: "Oh dear... we can't heal wild pokemon. Only ones in pokeballs."
Julian: "Any defense?"
Aribar: "Thanks, Gar."
Keikyoku: *kicks the man, Chuck Norris style!*
Julian: "So you're just standin' here."
Aribar turns away from Julian and the Man.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku hits an invisible barrier.
Garrick: "I... lost his Pokeball."
Nurse Joy: "Well, let's put him into another one?"
Garrick: "I don't have another one."
Julian: "..." *Tries to use the door then.*
Garrick: "Could you just loan me one?"
Nurse Joy: "I don't have any on me... Most people don't carry Pokemon outside of Pokeballs."
Garrick: "Ash did."
Metal Man (GM): The door is unlocked, but the man projects an invisible force field.
Nurse Joy: "We don't talk about Ash after his... psychotic episode."
Digifanatic: *mutters to Ari.* "You remember the days of Debarrier Cubes?"
Nurse Joy: "He... stopped talking and went to hide atop a mountain."
Garrick: "...wait, psychotic episode? What happened to him? Huh."
Nurse Joy: "Something about people calling him the wrong name. All the time."
Julian: *Tries the mountain.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian climbs up the mountain. Yay glitches!
Keikyoku: *follows Julian.*
Man: "Hey, don't climb up the mountain. No one can do that."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku climbs up the mountain.
Julian: "Kiss my ass."
Digifanatic: *follows, because he can.*
Garrick tosses Del on the ground, rooting around in his pockets for 25 coins.
Man: "I can't do that either, because I can't move."
Aribar turns around and stands there. He watches them climb the mountain. "What?"
Dragoshi: *Climbs up the mountain as well.* :B
Metal Man (GM): The others climb up the mountain and see if they walk straight North they'll reach a cave.
Aribar casts Rejoin to get to the others. Climbing plus one arm equals annoying.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick discovers that Deloth has no coins.
Garrick growls and stands up, kicking his corpse. "Damnit, I wanted a Pidgey and you're making me take my only bloody Pokeball!"
Garrick: "Fricken cat... man... devil thing." *He reaches into his pocket, pulling out said Pokeball and throwing it at Del's corpse.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick has caught CATMANDEVILTHING. Name the caught CATMANDEVILTHING?
Nurse Joy: "Ok... a.y... give me the pokeball."
Garrick: "No. No, let it be called CATMANDEVILTHING. Fricken ass..."
Metal Man (GM): CATMANDEVILTHING is selected and entered.
Garrick drops the ball into Joy's hand, grumbling.
Metal Man (GM): She puts it into the machine. CATMANDEVILTHING is revived by electrical pulse. She gives it back.
Nurse Joy: "There you go!"
Garrick snatches the ball out of her hand, growling and pressing the button.
Metal Man (GM): The pokeball becomes extremely heavy.
Garrick: "I choose you, Catmandevilthing..."
Metal Man (GM): It then falls on Garrick's foot.
Metal Man (GM): Then it explodes. Deloth appears, intact but smoky. On Garrick's foot.
CATMANDEVILTHING: "..." *coughs.*
Garrick: "YOU FUCKING PRICK!"
Nurse Joy: O_o
CATMANDEVILTHING: "...what'd I do?"
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, in the mountains... Garrick's curse can be heard.
ragoshi: "What the he-"
Metal Man (GM): All the way out there.
Metal Man (GM): It echoes.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are nearly to 'Victory Road'
Garrick: "You go and blow yourself up, acting like an idiot, take up my only Pokeball to catch my Pidgey that I wanted, and then you break my big toe! I am SO kicking your ass!"
Aribar: "Did I just hear...?"
CATMANDEVILTHING blinks. "So what happened?"
Garrick reaches at De--CatManDevilThing--with murder in his eyes.
Digifanatic: "I don't wanna know... I'm only following cause I don't feel like being separated..."
CATMANDEVILTHING yowls and rolls away, ASAP.
Garrick: "COME HERE!" *He chases after him, drawing his knife.*
CATMANDEVILTHING gets up and runs.
Garrick chases after him accordingly, out of the Pokemon Center and most likely toward Victory Road, his knife making stabbing motions.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Garrick catch up to the group. The Questers are all at Victory Road now and... the way in is blocked by a giant boulder.
Julian: *Grabs Deloth as he runs by, and throws him at the boulder.*
Aribar looks at CATMANDEVILTHING run by... And get used as a giant boulder be gone spray-esque thing. "Why did we come here?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth smacks into the boulder. The possession meter beeps.
Digifanatic: "Because Julian wanted to reunite Ask with his mother."
CATMANDEVILTHING stands up and brushes himself off. "No. You came here to make money."
Aribar: "I was mainly talking about Kanto in general. This place... This place..."
Garrick growls as he dusts himself off somewhat. "Possessed or not, I'm going to STAB YOU..."
Digifanatic: "No, I mean this part of the situation... yes, we needed a little cash but that was just the Team Rocket part."
CATMANDEVILTHING: "I will get you your money if you stop allowing the world to control your minds."
Aribar then hears the meter. He hides behind Digi.
Julian: "Because if we got Ash, we don't need to worry 'bout Team Rocket anymore."
CATMANDEVILTHING: "Take me to the Pokecenter again and your money will be obtained. Or you can ignore me. I'll be waiting."
Digifanatic: "I'll do it."
CATMANDEVILTHING blinks and shakes his head...
Julian: "DO what?"
CATMANDEVILTHING: "Whoo, that wa--GAH!" *takes off towards Viridian again.*
Garrick grumbles and stops chasing him, putting his knife away. "Heavy son of a bitch crushed my big toe..."
Julian: "So... Boulder."
Aribar: "I think I am almost glad that he's on the getting-stabbed side for once..."
Julian: *Tries to move the boulder.*
CATMANDEVILTHING then races into the Pokecenter. "HELPCALLTHEPOLICETHERESAMANTHATWANTSTOKILLME!"
Dragoshi: *Decides to ram the boulder that's in the way with his scythe. Maybe it'll break that way.* :B
Aribar: "I may be able to move the boulder with my magic."
Digifanatic: "I heard you yelling something but... never mind." *stays with the group.*
Keikyoku: *runs the other way when he hears that.*
Nurse Joy: "The police?"
Metal Man (GM): She switches hats.
Julian: "So, move it."
Policewoman Jenny: "I am the police, what is the issue?"
Metal Man (GM): The boulder is movable.
Keikyoku: *catches up to the boulder.*
CATMANDEVILTHING: "Uh... just... never mind..."
Dragoshi: *Tries to push the boulder, then.* e_e
CATMANDEVILTHING walks out, thoroughly confused.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi shoves the boulder out.
Old Man: "Do you want to learn how to catch pokemon?" He looks at CATMANDEVILTHING.
CATMANDEVILTHING: "Uh... sure, whatever..."
Digifanatic: *just walks up the path the boulder previously blocked.*
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes and a portal open. Out of the portal falls a crispy-fried Giovanni.
Giovanni: "Ugh... Glitch city... don't go there, kid..."
Garrick heads inside as well, pissed as hell.
CATMANDEVILTHING: "...the hell happened to you?"
Giovanni: "Ten Missingno." *gets up.* "I'll defeat you later."
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes in Pokemon villain style. Leaving the open portal. The others head into Victory Road.
CATMANDEVILTHING stares at the portal. Four out of voices in his head say "Go for it!" He cautiously sticks a hand into the portal. Cue the massive blinking "BAD IDEA" sign.
Metal Man (GM): Inside Victory Road is a lot of debris. Or the Questers could just leap up the side of short cliffs and head out to an obvious exit.
Julian: *That works.*
Dragoshi: *Does just that.*
Metal Man (GM): The possession meter turns on again.
Garrick hops up the cliffs.
Digifanatic: *obvious exit.*
CATMANDEVILTHING: "...Actually... forget the money. I'll just steal this portal's energy for myself."
Metal Man (GM): The portal is absorbed into Deloth and a perfectly normal Old Man replaces it. Deloth glows slightly and turns back to normal name-wise... the glitch energy is now under control of whoever possesses him. He teleports to rejoin the group as if nothing happened.
Metal Man (GM): Possession meter turns off, all just in time for the group to come fast to back with Red. Or Ash... Or whatever you call him. His back is turned to the Questers. He stares off into the distance.
Digifanatic: *sees the end results of the VOIP and steers clear of Deloth and Garrick!*
Dragoshi: *Checks if Red is stuck in a wall.*
Garrick looks Deloth warping him, glaring at him.
Julian: "HEY! ASH! Go back home, yo' momma's waitin' for ya."
Metal Man (GM): Partially, yes.
Garrick: "You owe me 25 coins."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around silently.
Deloth stares blankly at Garrick.
???: "My name is not Ash... and who are you people? More insane people? Don't tell me, you're Team Rocket. I will destroy you."
Digifanatic: "We're not part of Team Rocket."
Garrick: "What is your name, if not Ash...?"
Dragoshi: "...We aren't part of Team Rocket."
???: "This entire world is insane. I can't bear to stay in it anymore."
Dragoshi: "In fact, we pummeled them a while back." *little while.
Julian: "Well c'mon, we'll get ya outta here."
Red: "I am Red, the Pokemon Master. I have defeated everyone in this world."
Deloth: "Giovanni's extra-crispy now, by the way."
Dragoshi: "Them and there freakin' glitched monstrosities."
Julian: "...Red huh."
Red: "It appears I age and nobody else does."
Deloth: "He jumped into a glitch portal and got ripped up by Missingnos."
Red: "My mother is still as young as when I set out. I am as old as any of you by comparison."
Aribar raises an eyebrow towards Red. .oO(Could he be the single sane person on Kanto?)
Red: "My pokemon are level 100, yet the Old Man tries to tell me to capture Pokemon. Even Bill doesn't understand. He toils on machines that can't work, because this realm is broken."
Garrick: "Yes... we understand... do you know WHY the world is like this?"
Digifanatic: "Did you ever tell the Old Man to can it?"
Red: "No. I can't change it. I tried. When I did, a young person named Gold attacked me and defeated me. I've been exiled to here since, trapped in this wall."
Julian: "Well you ain't the Pokemon Master any more, areya?"
Red: "I trained my pokemon to level 100. If I met Gold now he would lose quite quickly, despite his reliance on overpowered legendary pokemon."
Dragoshi: "...Any way we can get you... unstuck from that wall?"
Red: "I want to travel a world which does not follow insane rules... but I have been trapped. Yes, you are obviously not of this realm. Push me out of this wall. And let us get out of here. You do not want to stay."
Garrick steps on up, raising his hands non-threatingly.
Red: "Gold and his friends might attack you."
Garrick: "I'm just going to try and get you out, okay?"
Dragoshi: "...yea, that sounds good." *Pushes Red outta the wall.*
Aribar stands back and wonders if it is wise to let Red out of his wall.
Red: "Do what you must. I cannot die. No one can."
Aribar: "Why would he attack us?"
Garrick works with Dragoshi then, making to push Red out of the wall.
Dragoshi: "'Cause jerkishness." *Continues pushing.*
Red: "He wishes to become the Pokemon Master of all time. He would see you as new trainers."
Julian: "C'mon, let's get you outta here..."
Red: "And unlike the others you can't just..."
Deloth helps out. Hey, why not.
Julian: "Well, I think we can handle 'em."
Digifanatic: *aids.* *BLAH.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi gets stuck in the wall, and the others fail. Red is nudged by Julian and gets part-way out of the wall... and Keikyoku pushes him out.
Dragoshi: "...Okay, can you now do the same to me, now?"
Red: "Thank you. Now we must get out of here. Allow me."
Metal Man (GM): He hurls his Pokeball to the ground.
Red: "Snorlax. Strength."
Metal Man (GM): Snorlax pushes Dragoshi out of the wall.
Garrick: "...you... wouldn't happen to have an extra one of those I could have, would you?"
Dragoshi: "Thank you."
Aribar: "It is your lucky day, Red. Due to certain events, there are whole new continents out there to explore."
Red: "No. I gave up catching pokemon after I realized none would ever surpass my current ones, which somehow violate causality by having moves they shouldn't. You should try to catch them after we get out of here. We must leave. Now."
Julian: "Right." *Leave!*
Garrick: "Right. Let's get moving."
Garrick pulls out his Radio.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go to walk out.
Garrick: "Robotnik, come in."
Julian: "Call us an air lift!"
Dr. Robotnik: *Comms.* "Yes?"
Garrick: "We need immedate pickup. Come down on this transmission."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay, coming..."
Digifanatic: *heads out.*
Red: "I've lived through this world's chaos constantly. There are... flaws... that ensure it remains the same."
Deloth walks out. OR DOES HE?
Garrick: "We've noticed."
Dragoshi: *Would proceed to exit. ...right?*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers exit. A strange trainer in shiny clothing walks into the way.
Julian: "You can say that again. Don't matter how man bugs or birds I send into the sun there's always a bunch more just around the corner."
Gold:: "What's this, Red? You've escaped your prison again? I can't let you escape, for I am Gold!"
Deloth fires the Three Light Pillar combo at Gold.
Garrick draws his pistol in a flash, quite livid at the moment.
Keikyoku: "Be quiet!" *kick.*
Julian: "You about to be dead! How you like that name, Dead?"
Dragoshi: "...Oh, shut up." *DOUBLE DARK ELE.*
Metal Man (GM): The attacks bounce of him.
Gold:: "Ha ha ha. Very cute. You can't defy this reality that much. If you want to beat me, you'll have to beat my pokemon."
Aribar: "I believe we need to wait for a battle to initiate."
Keikyoku: *spins the oppisite way that he kicked and is now dizzy.*
Julian: "Okay, bring it on!"
Garrick: "Let's see what you've got, then."
Gold:: "I will make sure you don't win... no matter how hard you try."
Dragoshi: *Sighs, then readies his weapons.* e_e
Metal Man (GM): He pops open the Pokeball and hurls it to the ground.
Dragoshi: "This is getting stupid..."
Gold:: "Go! ASTAROTH!"
Metal Man (GM): Out comes a Lugia which is... Shiny.
Dragoshi: "..." *Bah-link.*
Gold:: "I've fought Red before. You can't beat me."
Garrick: "...uh oh... didn't we... fight a Lugia before...?"
Gold:: "I am the Pokemon Master."
Dragoshi: "No. You're an obstruction is what you are."
Aribar: "What if we don't agree to fight you?"
Red: "..." He throws a Pokeball. Out comes... Espeon.
Julian: "Man, if I came all this way, and we fuck this up... I dunno what I'm gonna do."
Dragoshi: "...yeah, me neither."
Julian: "Probably throw the rat overboard."
Garrick: "Then we don't fuck up. We rip him a new one. Red, can you take care of one of them while we get the other?"
Dragoshi: "I doubt he can..." :/
Red: "We have to defeat his pokemon. We have him woefully outnumbered."
Dragoshi: "...yeah, thought so."
Red: "Destroy that abomination."
Gold:: "What? Red talks? Oh... this is so precious... Now I'll really enjoy destroying you!"
Dragoshi: .oO(Hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, hurry up...)
Garrick: "My God, I'm going to rip your bloody pokemon to pieces..."
Metal Man (GM): ASTAROTH's turn.
Gold:: "ASTAROTH! Use AERO BLAST at all of them!"
Julian: "Don't like the sound of that."
Dragoshi: "...yeah, me neither."
Metal Man (GM): Espeon is hit!
Garrick: "G-G-GGRAAAAH!!!" *He gets slammed back into the rock wall, crumpling over...* "Fuck..."
Dragoshi: *Is blown back.*
Gold:: "Hah. Your friends go down just like your pokemon. You lose, Red!"
Dragoshi: *Gets up quickly, though.* "Ow..."
Aribar holds up his hand and orbs of electricity hover above it. They crackle with power as the mage draws back his hand and thrusts it towards the giant pokemon, flinging the volley of electrical spells right at it! Electrical Ele x 5!
Metal Man (GM): The attack was super effective!
Gold:: "Gah! That electric pokemon is overpowered!"
Red: "Just like you."
Red: "You guys are more useful at the moment."
Metal Man (GM): RED used a MAX REVIVE on GARRICK! Garrick was fully healed!
Garrick grunts as he gets to his feet, shaking himself off. "Damn, that felt good..."
Gold:: "Hey! Stop that! It's bad enough you have several pokemon at once..."
Garrick: "We're NOT Pokemon, you asshat!"
Dragoshi: "Yeah! Ya dunce..."
Julian: "Well, I dunno about two of 'em."
Keikyoku: "Can I have your pokedex?"
Gold:: "MY Pokedex? But it's complete. And it is all mine!"
Dragoshi: *Just... slashes the air with his sword two times, which sends out (-shaped waves of darkness at ASTAROTH! Double Dark Ele!*
Keikyoku: "But a robot ate mine..."
Julian: "Wonder who's fault that is."
Metal Man (GM): The attack was Super effective! The Questers are beating the tar out of that thing.
Keikyoku: "Well I was going to let you play Tetris on it..."
Julian: *Julian charges his right fist up with electricity and tries to beat MORE tar out of that thing with some Stunner punches!*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. Lugia is quite weak now.
Digifanatic: "Hmmm..." *he thinks about things for a second and leaps... he comes running into Lugia with two feet... one looks like the typical Icy Kick look, but the other's got a yellowy aura to it... Ice + Electric Kick!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Dragoshi: *Watches as Digi kicks Lugia in the face.*
Digifanatic: *And a Fire Punch to make things even more colorful... and fire is neutral to both... and he doesn't want to use up another EW at this point.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, yeah. Digi smacks Lugia down. Gold isn't even bothered.
Gold:: "Hah! I have five more Pokemon where that came from!"
Dr. Robotnik: *PA* "Oh no you don't!"
Metal Man (GM): BOOOOOM. A giant bolt of lightning burns Gold to a crisp. He falls over, KO'd.
Red: "Well, it's good to know you had backup... apparently your ship floats above the anti-reality shield."
Dragoshi: *Loots Gold, just to be a dick.* >_>
Keikyoku: *tries to steal his pokedex and pokemon.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi and Keikyoku try to, but his stuff is stuck to him. and destroyed.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, come on!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik used a little bit too much juice.
Aribar decides that it is a good day to be a mage specializing in electricity.
Metal Man (GM): A rope is thrown over for you.
Dr. Robotnik: "Quick, get aboard. My lifesign detector shows that only knocked him out! Even though that should be impossible..."
Dragoshi: *Grumbles, kicks Gold over, then climbs up.*
Aribar somehow climbs up the rope!
Red: "It is about time I got out of here." *Climbs up the rope.*
Garrick: "Let's move, then..."
Keikyoku: *climbs up the ladder.* "Mark my words; I will get your pokedex Gold!"
Garrick grabs the rope, upset he got screwed out of his Pidgey, but shrugs it off..
Keikyoku: *tries to separate the jumbled mess of scrap.*
Aribar: "So, has anyone NOT had enough Kanto for a lifetime?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship flies off, and Red looks to the Questers.
Red: "I'm sorry about what happened. I'm sure you didn't come to just save me. But it became obvious it was trying to eat you alive for what you had done. There is... something very wrong. I don't think anything can be done about it. So I will be with you for a while instead. I don't know how I can repay you..." He seems a bit confused.
Keikyoku: "Can I have your pokedex?"
Garrick slaps Kei upside the head.
Red: "I would no sooner ask for your weapons..."
Aribar: "We came to your continent to save you more or less; we heard that Team Rocket was up to something, we beat them, and then we rescued you."
Digifanatic: *on the ship.*
Julian: "You need to tell your mom you're alright."
Red: "Later. The... world must reshuffle and reset from that damage. It would just send endless enemies after me if it saw me going there..."
Garrick nods a few times. "Well, you have a place on here for a while, if you need to rest and get away from it."
Red: "And I'm unsure how stable my mother IS, considering I have reason to believe I came into existence at random. That is, the world is artificial, and someone programmed it... in contrast to you and this world out here."
Garrick: "After that, you tell us where you wanna go and we'll take you there. But we could use and extra set of hands... just know that the stuff we get into is extremely dangerous."
Dragoshi: "...That would explain a lot about that world."
Garrick: "We don't faint when we get smashed. We die. Pokemon die. YOU could die."
Red: "Dangerous? Well, I haven't been very far out of the protection of that world." He shrugs. "I figure if I keep my Pokemon defending me I'll be able to escape as it was in that world. See... when I was defeated, I whited out rather than dying. The others who you harmed with lightning were never meant to be harmed. Gold on the other hand is like me; that's why you couldn't permanently disrupt him."
Garrick: "Fair enough, but just know that it doesn't work like that outside your world. You won't white out."
Julian: "You'll black out."
Garrick: "And personally, if I was fighting you, I'd go for you rather than your Pokemon."
Julian: "Or does havin' Pokemon give you some kinda barrier or somethin'?"
Keikyoku: "What pokemon do you have anyway?"
Aribar: "We seemed to prove that enough electricity can bypass reality barriers."
Digifanatic: "Oh yeah."
Red: "I accept whatever it may be... now I just need to rest. I was standing for years on end." He walks off.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik spins around in his chair to face the Questers.
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, that was a waste of time. But don't worry, I'll find some more jobs, and... might have one for you myself. Heh heh heh."
Metal Man (GM): And with that, the session ends.