Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 38: Questers vs. Darkness, Round 1
Date: January 28th & 31st, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): Questers had been planning to deal with the Dark Meteor; they also wanted to deal with Red Text, however. So they called for Samus' help and got some GF help, thus retrofitting Dr. Eggman's ship for space flight. The Questers would be aboard Dr. Eggman's ship now; the Egg Carrier... or is it a new name now? It looks more futuristic. Eggman is at the controls, with the group in the bridge. The transformed Deloth doppelganger is on the side.
Dr. Robotnik: "So, remind me one more time. What exactly shall we do first?"
Aribar stands off to the side and shrugs. This is for the others to decide.
Julian: *Doesn't know what the fuck.*
Digifanatic: "We have to get Samus on the Dark Meteor, hopefully it'll be better off if we can drop her off."
Metal Man (GM): Red Text is on the left, Dark Meteor to the right. Dark Meteor thing is gonna attack Red Text. But Red Text has a weapon which draws off the life of the planet. So if Red Text uses it, he'll destroy the planet AND The Dark Meteor.
Digifanatic: "When we get in close, the Meteor's gonna launch some ships at us. We just need to blow them up with our weaponry so we can safely get Samus on the meteor."
Metal Man (GM): So, the plan is... preemptively destroy the Dark Meteor, then deal with Red Text.
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay. Setting the course, then."
Digifanatic: "There, Samus can destroy the meteor by planting bombs and the like."
Dr. Robotnik: "I detect an orange ship entering the solar system we're in, too."
Digifanatic: "That should be her."
Dr. Robotnik: "There's also a lot of shiny, glowing buttons. Heheheheh."
Julian: "Like that one movie with Bruce Willis, got it."
Dr. Robotnik: "Let's see... what does THIS one do?" He presses an unmarked button.
Digifanatic: "And if we have any time bombs we can plant as well, more power to us. And if we have any time bombs we can plant as well, more power to us. But we are not going to allow Red Text to use enough power such that he drains the life force from this planet."
Julian: "So we're jus' drawin' fire off Samus so got time to do her thing, then goin' after Red Text?"
Metal Man (GM): A warp forms in space. Since Dr. Robotnik doesn't have it set to anything in particular, a warp to a strange world opens, and someone who looks like this falls out of it. http://scatha-the-worm.deviantart.com/art/Dec-Request-Kenku-109219786
Dr. Robotnik: "Woah! They integrated the warp into the ship? This will be... very handy."
Dr. Robotnik: "...Although I apologize, I had no clue it was set to... 'Unknown Source.'"
Julian: "The hell is this thing?"
Digifanatic: "I think that's just our old Quester magic up to odd things again."
Dr. Robotnik: "Beats me."
Digifanatic: *muttering.* "You know, it'd be so much better off if they just walked up to us, I swear..."
Kenku: *With no sword out, he lands on the floor with a thud.* "Ow..." *He says as he gets up and looks around at the strange people both somewhat normal, and some 'Hairless.'* "What the hell?!?" *He yells.*
Dr. Robotnik: "My sentiments exactly."
Julian: "Hey, it talks!"
Aribar looks towards the newcomer.* .oO(This is the second furry being to literally fall into our midst...)
Dr. Robotnik: *Presses the button again. Nothing happens.* "It must have been a stray capacitor charge..." *Tweaks the button.* *Spark.* "Egh. Well, I have the ship ready. Shall we launch? I will need some of your help, though. This panel is far too large for me to reach all of the buttons with my armspan alone!" *Tweaks an eyebrow.* "Yes. It is real. Of course, I know what happened. You were sent here because I pressed a button."
Dragoshi: "...Well of course it's real. What'd you expect this to be? A world where everyone turned into Tang upon dying?"
Dr. Robotnik: "A button which malfunctioned, and tore a hole across dimensions."
Julian: "It happens."
Aribar: "Greetings, and welcome to... I don't think this planet has a name, so, welcome to here."
Dr. Robotnik: "This dimension is like a giant black hole, so it is too easy to suck new people into it."
Julian: "Welcome to a big goddamn ship. We're about to go blow up an asteroid, you in?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Now... shall we get to work?" He gestures to the control panel.
Digifanatic: "Yeeeees, indeed."
Dr. Robotnik: "There are two other positions here. One is of the coordinator." He points to his left. "They help keep the ship running. To the right is..." He points. "The navigator. They talk to others and ensure we are moving properly."
Kenku was about to make a comment about being in a video game world or something when he hears sword "Why the crap would I be helping to blow up an asteroid! I'm just a gaming geek... see even my sword is..." he cuts himself off as he sudden draws a very nice looking Italian long sword. "Wow..."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik points to his own seat. With his long arms, he in fact reaches what should be two positions. He apparently wants to control it all.
Dr. Robotnik: "These are the main controls, and weapon controls. I assure you, it is meant for both to be controlled by the same person." As he sits awkwardly to reach both panels at once. "Who here is good with... computers?"
Digifanatic: "Lemme at it." *walks up.*
Julian: *puts hands up.* "Look, the most advanced piece'a tech I ever used GOOD was a Dex. Ship controls an' shit's more of a Digi territory."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay. Which panel will you control, Digi?"
Kenku: *After taking a moment to understand what's going on, and stop panicking inside his head, he looks over.* "Umm... I'm somewhat good... know a couple programming languages."
Julian: "An' maybe this guy." *thumbs towards Kenku.* "You said you a geek, right?
Kenku nods. "Yea, Ive played lots of different sorts of games, and I've build a comp or two."
Dr. Robotnik: "Excellent. You get whatever Digi doesn't choose."
Digifanatic: "I'll take the navigator spot. I've been doing a lot of piloting and such."
Aribar: "I mean no offense, but, ah, playing games doesn't exactly sound like qualifications for flying a ship."
Julian: "I seen more ridiculous shit happen, Ari."
Kenku: "Well... this is true... but if the controls aren't horribly complicated, I could be able to figure them out."
Julian: "They got... what, flight simulators an' shit. Teach you how to fly a plane, might cross over, y'know?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes, this isn't a game." He chuckles. "But the buttons are similar!"
Metal Man (GM): He points.
Dr. Robotnik: "But there's just hundreds more of them. Those GF people don't like holographic displays enough. A shame. Okay... navigator, press the initialization switch."
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds the toggle switch.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now, Coordinator, whoever it is, go over and flip the init switch for that side."
Dr. Robotnik: "Galactic Federation."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, a faction we've been allying with recently."
Dr. Robotnik: "Some high tech people. They've got a few years on me in technology... but their genius is inferior to mine."
Kenku: "I see... and you guys are what exactly?"
Julian: "Professional beatdown artists. More o' less."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that works."
Dr. Robotnik: "And I'm a temporary ally."
Aribar: "We're called the Questers. We... Try to keep the peace, help the world. Things like that."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yeah."
Digifanatic: *as an aside.* "And ignore the nicknames for now, just call me Ian."
Dr. Robotnik: *chuckles.* "Normally I would rather compete with the likes of you. Perhaps in... Tennis?" He smirks.
Kenku: "Ok..." *He says, still trying to understand what's going on in the back of his mind.*
Dr. Robotnik: "So... who is going to flip the coordinator switch? We need to turn the ship online, and I can't manage three stations. My arms aren't long enough... Er... two stations. Not three."
Aribar: "If you let me near the controls, I would probably accidentally electricute everyone..."
Digifanatic: "I guess our new 'recruit' will." *He, of course, uses the term very loosely, being that as far as he can tell, Will wasn't recruited but more or less just had a strange case of fate.*
Kenku: "That or Kenku is fine I guess."
Aribar: "Oh, right; names. Aribar Hunter at your service."
Dr. Robotnik: "I am... the Genius, Dr. Ivo Robotnik! ...Some people call me Eggman, too."
Kenku: "Yea... I've seen you before in a way."
Dr. Robotnik: "You're not the first..." He points to the control panel. "But could I interrupt and ask you flip the switch?"
Kenku: "Oh right."
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, that makes three of us.)
Metal Man (GM): Kenku flips the switch. Then the panel glitches again at random.
Dr. Robotnik: "Good enough... oh. It forgot the time for some reason. ...Those GF people." He shakes his head and programs it back in.
Dragoshi: "...Well, that's awkward."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay. Let's get going!" He flips his switch. "Liftoff sequence is ready. And while we're all here... do you need any new weapons or items? For a price... of course."
Metal Man (GM): He leans on the panel as the ship slowly powers up.
Dragoshi: "Depends. Still sellin' that blaster?"
Digifanatic: "Nah, I'm good."
Julian: "What you got to sell?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes, although I misplaced it. I'll find it before we reach the Meteor."
Kenku listens in, wondering how currency and stuff works here.
Dragoshi: *Nods in response.* "Wonderful."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, various kinds of my official Dr. Robotnik merchandise!" He walks away for a moment, as the ship jolts only a little and begins flying straight... up.
Aribar: "Sorry, Robotnik. I'm still trying to learn that spell from the book I borrowed off of you."
Dr. Robotnik: "Take your time!" *From a short distance.* "I have these!" *He walks in, carrying a massive pile of gadgets.*
Julian: "Three words for ya, Doc: Blunt Force Trauma."
Dr. Robotnik: "Ah."
Metal Man (GM): He sets down the pile.
Kenku just goes to look at the gadgets in curiosity.
Dr. Robotnik: *Takes out some items.* "I'll be ready to sell them in a bit... I have to build a proper stand! I was busy building your ship."
Metal Man (GM): He sets up a little stand as the ship begins to fly into space. The Questers can see, for the first time, both enemy space things. To the left is a red, Eggman-esque base with weird shiny metal additions to it, and a force field. To the right is a gigantic meteor with what looks like a space ship embedded into it. The ship is heading to the right.
Julian: "I got time." *Goes to watch the fireworks/prepare to beat shit up while Eggman sets up his Mystical Murder Stand.*
Metal Man (GM): The orange ship... it's a speck now, but a little point appears on screen to show it's Samus' ship. It's en route to meet the group at the Dark Meteor. One can look out a back window and see the planet everyone was on. It's a really large, cloud-shrouded planet that seems almost staticy-in places.
Digifanatic: *just focuses on his station for now... he can sightsee after.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm. Sensors show the planet we were on is in the midst of a massive dimensional rift. No wonder so many people came and went so easily! We shall have to fix this later. Er." *He looks to Kenku.* "Have any questions, while I set this up?" *Attaches a shiny neon tube to a power device.*
Kenku: "Umm... well... first off... I apologize if this sounds weird... but why have you kinda become good?"
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "Long story."
Dr. Robotnik: "Heh..." He points to the two objects out there. "Only for the moment! Those other two monsters out there threaten to destroy the planet."
Kenku: "I see..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I can't rule a planet if it is destroyed, see. But once this is over... we shall probably be enemies." He chuckles. "Although unlike them I won't be so... mean. I prefer to defeat rather than destroy. The great genius of Dr. Robotnik cannot be experienced if one is dead, after all!"
Kenku nods to this. He has read too many Sonic Comics and played too many games not to.
Dr. Robotnik: "Although Sonic..." He scratches his chin. "He I might try to remove, if only because he ruins everything evil I do. Wonder where he is right now, even!"
Digifanatic: "No idea."
Julian: "Yeah, this guy's double-crossed us like, 4 or 5 times already. Hell, he's probably gonna do it again after we get ridda Red Text."
Digifanatic: "And again, the Red Text bit is a long story."
Kenku: "I see. Hmm... something tells me its something I might have read about before."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. The Red Text is even more evil than me, mostly because he doesn't want to rule, more than destroy! Or so it seems. He has no known appearance and manipulates everybody. Bah!"
Julian: *Julian really wishes he had unlimited supplies of C4 again.*
Dr. Robotnik: "We'll see to it the only thing he manipulates is a hospital bed!"
Digifanatic: "If that. Of course, we've got to have the planet's energy source diverted into something less likely to use it for malicious intent."
Dr. Robotnik: "I will need to find some more equipment, and it'll be a moment before we arrive. Feel free to discuss among yourselves... we have a large mission ahead of us!" He walks out.
Kenku: "Wait... wait... whats this about planets energy and diverting it?"
Julian: "Fuck if I know. We're gonna go beat up a robot, that's about it."
Digifanatic: "Okay, seen as how we're in a cruising situation, anything you'd like to ask us that you think we can help explain?"
Kenku: "First off... What were you just talking about about the planets energy and diverting it?!?"
Digifanatic: "Right. We used to do our work on another planet, but it got to the point there was nothing left to be quelled. We managed all the peace we could find. So we were offered the chance to warp out of there into the planet we're flying out of right now, given little information except the fact that we had a chance to continue the jobs we've had before."
Kenku nods, understanding this as he continues to listen.
Julian: "That and the dimension we was in collapsed."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... this is a dimension in which we've seen people and... non-people we've interacted with before, but because this is a different dimension, they don't know us. But we're kinda familiar with them..."
Kenku: "I see."
Digifanatic: "Like Dr. Robotnik. We encountered him several times in the past dimension as a sworn enemy, but because of this dimension's Robotnik being little aware of our backgrounds, we've got a truce made out until all these crises are over with. Now, this Red Text guy... is another story. Completely anonymous, no idea who he is, but it's pretty certain it's a guy."
Kenku: "Not even Robotnik?"
Digifanatic: "He doesn't know either."
Kenku: "Hmm... k... Guess I was making the wrong assumptions."
Digifanatic: "We were doing one mission a while back, and somehow this guy got a hold of the vehicle we were in... And somehow, he's hooked himself up to a source of energy from a bunch of temples on this planet which helps keep this place in order. Don't know how he did it, or where or when, but we know he does. He wants to do whatever malicious ideas possible to this planet... but he realizes that we've all got a decent gift for fighting. He's given us a series of seven tests. This is number four. Supposedly, after the seventh is done, he'll I guess reveal his identity and challenge us to a fair fight. I'm not sure how well you want to believe the 'reveal his identity' and 'fair fight' parts, but we've heard that much from the guy. Good enough for you?"
Kenku: "Almost... you didn't answer my original question."
Digifanatic: "Right. As I said, Red Text dude is hooked up to the planet's energy system. His initial idea was to destroy this meteor we're heading for with some laser or something based off the temples' energy. Problem is, guess what happens if he uses too much of it."
Kenku: "The planet dies... but why divert it... can't you just break the link?"
Digifanatic: "Well, we're not sure what'll happen if we do. There could be some serious instabilities on either end of this system if we break it in half."
Kenku: "I see." *He says with a sigh.* "Well... I guess my only other comment is I hope that diverting it doesn't cause as much of a disaster... unless you mean back into the planet itself."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. Like if we can just keep the energy in a loop among the temples or just in a place where it won't go haywire."
Kenku: "Yeah... that would be one way. I think that mostly answers everything right now... well... stuff that isn't crazy biology or something."
Digifanatic: *takes a glance.* "Nice sword."
Kenku pulls it back out and inspects it "Yes... I'm actually surprised I have it... when I was back home, the closist thing I had touched to it was something shaped like it made out of duct tape."
Digifanatic: "Oh wow. I'm usually not a sword person but that's cool, man."
Kenku: "Yea... I mean... I took some lessons with one of my colleges clubs... but this will be strange at first... it weighs so weirdly... and all I was using in the VR place was a dinky hilt simulator..."
Digifanatic: "Huh... virtual reality type. Yeah... you might want to stay with us."
Kenku: "Not really... it was a experimental program for the Con. Gamer that I am, I definitely wanted to check it out. And I guess... thats how I got here."
Digifanatic: "Oh... yeah, they might be wondering where you are right around now..."
Kenku: "Yea... they probably are..."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Okay, since you seem to be more of a technological type, and I presume you're from some Earth out there, whichever one it is, take a quick look at me. Do I look familiar to you, like someone presenting a story about me? This is just to see if you're from the same dimension as I am."
Kenku: "I must say... you are probably not... my planet has no one who is as Hairless and you and someone like Robotnik is..."
Digifanatic: "Anyways, I guess it's good to relax for now, but soon enough, we've got more dirty work to pull."
Kenku: "I guess" *He says, and starts to loosen and take off the heavy Jacket.*
Metal Man (GM): Aboard the Super Egg Carrier, a little while later...
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm... the new recruit has tired... I could understand... we've been waiting for a while. Space is huge, after all."
Rinith: "I don't like being in space too much myself..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, hmm, who else can take over?"
Aribar: "If this is a worst-case-scenario kind of thing, then I could TRY to help."
Rinith: "I should be kept away form the turrets myself."
Dr. Robotnik: "We only need someone mildly decent... we're not there yet, anyway."
Metal Man (GM): He sets up his booth once and for all.
Aribar looks about. No one is taking up the reigns, so the half-elf has to do it... He steps up to where Kenku was.* "What did he have to do again?"
Dragoshi: "Well... I could help with that, then."
Digifanatic: "Alright, then. If you feel up for it, please go ahead."
Dr. Robotnik: "As the Coordinator, you just make sure the ship is working by being ready to use necessary safety systems. Now, to save some time... how many of you need weapon-related work, and how many need items?"
Aribar looks at Dragoshi and quickly steps back. "Then you do it. I don't particularly want to fill Kenku's shoes."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku wakes up and continues working at the Coordinator station like nothing happened.
Rinith: "I have some odd coins to work with."
Kenku: "What type of items?"
Rinith: *looks at the 10 coins he kind of picked up.* "I can use these... right?"
Aribar looks back to Kenku. "Oh, you're back up. We thought you were too tired to continue being the Coordinator and were going to switch to someone else."
Dr. Robotnik: "Healing and some small utility items."
Kenku: "Oh, sorry about that... heh."
Digifanatic: "Ah, well, I have some change left over. I'll be glad to take a look."
Dr. Robotnik: "So then... anyone need weapon assistance, or shall I put out my more miscellaneous wares?"
Kenku: "Interesting. Hmm... I don't think I have this world currency right now although..."
Dragoshi: "Well, the only thing I kinda want at the moment would be that blaster you were selling a while back."
Dr. Robotnik: "Ah. I shall... look for it."
Aribar: "I'm fine with my sword, but I'll probably buy some restorative items when you get them out."
Metal Man (GM): He begins searching for his gun.
Rinith: "What weapons do you have?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes it out. Egg Blaster; Rate 3, 17 damage, Intelligence + 1 Accuracy, threatens 3 enemies at once. 70 coins.
Dr. Robotnik: "You mean this, Dragoshi? I primarily specialize in guns."
Rinith: "Anything other then guns...?"
Dragoshi: "Yes. That."
Dr. Robotnik: "Since me and my robots use... pistols and single-shot cannons. Well, I have a spear."
Aribar: "If you need some more money, Dragoshi, I can lend it."
Dr. Robotnik: "That'll be 70 coins, Dragoshi."
Dragoshi: "No thanks, Ari." *Hands Eggman 70 coins. Blaster get! And stuff.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Looks to Rinith.* "So. You want maybe, a spear, or a sword?"
Kenku goes back to learning how the coordinator station works while the others are bying.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku sees there are a lot of little switches.
Rinith: "I can use both."
Metal Man (GM): They turn on stuff like fire suppressants and seal off segments of the ship. They can flip around between generators... it's like a big backup device.
Rinith: "I could use a gun to really, Just wondering what you have in stock."
Kenku: "Ah... so its the safeties for the ship."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well..."
Digifanatic: "Typically, I'm not much of a long-term weapons guy, but if you have a few single-use offensive items, I might be interested in those."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a spear. And a sword.
Dr. Robotnik: "I'm a bit short on guns now, but I have these..." He checks them out for the specs.
Digifanatic: "Like grenades or something."
Julian: *Julian asked for some assistance administering Blunt Force Trauma a while ago, and his wants haven't changed since.*
Rinith: *still has burn wounds as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Egg Spear; Rate 1, 35 damage, Melee Accuracy. 55 coins. Egg Sword; Rate 2, 20 damage, Melee Accuracy. Threatens two enemies at once. 65 coins.
Rinith: "... I don't think I can buy anything for a while."
Dr. Robotnik: "Probably not."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to Julian and then asks...
Dr. Robotnik: "...What's your current weapon like? I think I'll have to either work on it myself or build a better model."
Rinith: "I use two simple swords."
Dr. Robotnik: "The only hammer I have, you see..."
Rinith: "A scimitar for slashing, and a shortsword to parry."
Metal Man (GM): He points to an immensely large one on the wall. It requires Melee 5 just to hold.
Julian: *Julian produces the nail bat from his equipment bag.* "I'd also like to see some explosives if you got any."'
Dr. Robotnik: "A bat with a nail in it?" He shrugs. "I can probably do this to replace it." He draws with white chalk on a blue piece of paper.
Metal Man (GM): He creates a blueprint for a precisely balanced hammer with a rocket on the end.
Dr. Robotnik: "Just swing and push a button, it'll rocket into the enemy, dealing severe blunt trauma. It will cost... 100 coins though. Since I'll have to custom make it."
Julian: "Not a problem." *Julian produces a pouch with exactly 100 coins in it from his equipment bag.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay." He then waves a finger. "But it won't be done until you get back. I must take care." He chuckles. "But it will be a fine machine of destruction!"
Julian: "An' the other part'a my question?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...Remind em what that was, again?" He must be an absent-minded GENIUS.
Julian: "Explosives. Like C4 an' junk."
Dr. Robotnik: "Explosives. Well, just one moment. Anyone else need weapons?"
Kenku: "I would look into it, but I don't have the cash."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay..."
Digifanatic: "I'm also interested in the explosives route. And I always like healing items as well."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a black box and quietly unlocks it.
Dr. Robotnik: "The Eggman... Bombom. Just ONE can destroy an entire island. Cannot be stopped once it is activated. Bonds to surfaces with permanent glue. ...70 coins apiece."
Julian: "Sounds great for blowin' up the meteor."
Dr. Robotnik: "Of course... I will give you one for free, so that the meteor will be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): He hands Julian one.
Dr. Robotnik: "But you may want more!"
Digifanatic: "Oh, that's good."
Dr. Robotnik: "...I only carry three on my person at a time, though. For safety reasons. They're not very volatile and have a slow start-up time, so that the person who sets it can run away. But dropping one face-down could activate the timer."
Dr. Robotnik: "Now, for healing..."
Aribar: "I can contribute twenty coins towards another one, but... I don't quite envy holding onto one."
Digifanatic: "Any smaller-scale explosives, perhaps?"
Dr. Robotnik: "I don't do small explosives."
Digifanatic: "Oh. Okay, healing items, please."
Dr. Robotnik: "When I fought GUN, they watched in horror as entire cities exploded. They used to have a whole lot of cities. Not anymore." He then slides a plate of sandwiches, and a pile of bandage boxes at Digi.
Metal Man (GM): Eggman Brand (TM) Band-aid (TM) Healing Device (R)(TM): Stick this on your wound, and it'll look like you have Eggman's face for a wound instead! Heals 91 HP. 18 coins. Giant Sandvich: Heals all your illnesses/damage, as well as mental problems and status effects. Except for potential eating disorders and death. 35 coins.
Kenku: "I thought you said death wasn't your thing?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes." He smirks. "I announced preemptively of the bombs."
Dr. Robotnik: "Few people were harmed directly, due to my GENIUS. Only the buildings! Because less GUN buildings meant more land for me. Anyway... the sandwich will heal any issue you have. The bandages work for smaller jobs."
Digifanatic: "I'll take one of those Band-Aids, please." *-18 coins.*
Dr. Robotnik: "18 coins, then." He hands Digi one.
Aribar: "Did you say mental problems? Such as Deloth's mental problems?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. Mental problems. It is filled with sanity."
Aribar mutters, "Wish I had fifteen more coins. Drat."
Rinith: "How did you... never mind."
Dr. Robotnik: "A crust of feeling normal with the meat of health and the cheese of sanity. Another of my great inventions!"
Aribar: "I may wish to purchase one when I'm a bit richer."
Dr. Robotnik: "...And the only reason I still am alive. That hedgehog... Hm. We're almost there. Anyone else need something?"
Rinith: *...* "Nope."
Digifanatic: "Aribar, considering the possessed guy is still adamant about using Deloth for a while, I don't think a sandwich will work. I've said before, this is a situation I don't think we can loophole around."
Dr. Robotnik: "Bah. My genius is greater than that of any possessor!"
Aribar: "We'll save it for after he's done using Deloth. But, on foresight, I'm sure Robotnik has a better refrigerator than the pocket in my mantle..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): He idly opens a panel no one knew existed and sticks the sandwiches into it.
Dr. Robotnik: "All my equipment comes stock with hidden refrigerators."
Rinith: "Thats interesting... even the bombs?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, in any case... 15 you said?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...Unfortunately, there is no room for refrigerators in any equipment smaller than I am. Although you give me an idea... a GENIUS idea... for later." He walks to the control panel. "The Dark Meteor is going to attack us soon. To battlestations!"
Rinith: *goes wherever directed.*
Digifanatic: "Eh, whatever." *back to his post.*
Kenku does some final prep check to make sure all systems are good.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku sees nothing is wrong. The computer detects 3 incoming ships.
Dr. Robotnik: "Mwoohoohoohoo! Look what this thing can do!"
Metal Man (GM): He smacks a button. One of the ships is blown to bits by a giant bolt of lightning.
Digifanatic watches the ships get a load of... well, this.
Kenku: "Nice shot."
Aribar: .oO(One has to love lightning.)
Julian: *Does pretty much nothing but watch the fireworks.*
Digifanatic, he believes is navigation, so it sounds like he gets to do the barrel rolls when necessary.
Metal Man (GM): The ships open fire on the ship everyone is on. The ship is raked by some dark missiles.
Kenku checks for damage, and starts activating safeties.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku has a limited idea of what happened. It scraped one section, which he seals off for repairs. It hit somewhere else, too, but he's unsure.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hmph. We seem to be taking this well... FIRE TWO!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* Another one is lanced away by lightning. The remaining ship, still at a distance, fires more dark missiles.
Aribar: "Dodge better!" *He vaguely wonders if they're going to blow up.*
Rinith: *loses his normal calm for the first time.* >.<
Digifanatic: "I'm not used to this ship! I've been spending too much time flying the little one!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* More hits.
Rinith: "Why the fuck am I here?"
Aribar: .oO(At least Robotnik is a good shot...)
Kenku: "I need some help here if you got a moment doctor..."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku's unsure what was hit. On the other hand, it was only one ship firing, anyway.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ah, but first!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* He barely grazes the last ship, which spins and blows up.
Dr. Robotnik: "I may as well get a look here, too."
Digifanatic: *sighs, calmly bites his lip and keeps looking out.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks over and checks the Coordinator station.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm. Minor damage to aft section. Some hull breach in sector 33." He flips two switches. "Nothing much, just be careful. The real battle is about to begin!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see their... real battle, right now! There's a whole line of enemy ships.
Kenku: "Oh great."
Dragoshi: "Hoo boy..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I'll open up some secondary fire." He turns to the other Questers. "How many of you can aim a gun?"
Metal Man (GM): There's 10 of them, total.
Dragoshi: "I'm a pretty good shot."
Aribar: "I've never fired one, but from seeing others do it, shooting seems simple enough..."
Rinith: "I'll help the best I can... I haven't hit much since I entered your damn world though!"
Dr. Robotnik: *flip.* A gunner station appears out of the wall. "You, Dragoshi... control a side gun. I can't have too many active without removing the instant destruction capability of my main fire, though!"
Dragoshi: *Nods, then goes to man a side gun.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Here we go!" The ship flies into combat range.
Metal Man (GM): He flips a button and fires. *BLAM* One of the ships is down.
Rinith: *drops to the ground to meditate.* >.<
Dragoshi: *Goes to attempt to shoot down one of the ships.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* The ship isn't shot down, but 50% damaged. Another hit will probably kill it...
Rinith opens an eye. "Does magic work in space...?"
Metal Man (GM): All the ships open fire, making it much harder to dodge...
Dr. Robotnik: "Depends. What kind of magic?"
Digifanatic: "Think we got grazed this time... "
Metal Man (GM): Digi's dodging effort prevents some damage, but the ship is still hit.
Digifanatic: "Don't think it's as bad as the last few hits."
Aribar: "I have some offensive magic, but it would certainly be too small and ineffective to destroy those ships."
Rinith: "Manifestations of energy then the absences of it."
Metal Man (GM): A generator was goin' red. Thankfully, Kenku switches to another generator.
Julian: *Holds his hands up.* "I'm only good close up."
Dr. Robotnik: "You wouldn't happen to have some cold magic, would any of you?"
Rinith: "I'm willing to give a shot at there hulls at least..." >.>;
Kenku: "We've lost the primary generator, backup is functioning at full capacity although..."
Dr. Robotnik: "The generator? There's... four of them." He glances over. "Yes... so that leaves three."
Aribar: "I can summon cold and hot energies, electricity, earth, and more."
Digifanatic: *another deep breath.* "They've just got power, man..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay." He points to a corner. "Use all your cold magic in that direction, Aribar. A super-cold lightning generator can operate at 200% its normal output."
Aribar points his hand where Robotnik indicates and focuses as much icy cool magic as he can at that generator. Fire Ele x... Er, Ice Ele x 5!
Digifanatic: "Well, as long as that means it can take two ships out, rather than just hitting one for twice the power of an attack that already obliterates it in one shot."
Metal Man (GM): Indicators show Kenku that the Electric generator is becoming extremely cold pop up.
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes! FULL POWER!" He smashes some buttons.
Metal Man (GM): One of them dodges. The other is blown to smithereens. Leaving 7.5 ships.
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, it wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but it saved us from a miss."
Dragoshi: *Attempts to shoot down the ship he damaged earlier.*
Metal Man (GM): It dodges. The other ships open fire.
Digifanatic: *Tries to knife edge it around the missiles.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMBLAMBLAM* The ship shudders. Kenku detects a jam in the lightning generator. Also, there's a fire in the sector to the left of it.
Rinith: *winces, and goes back to meditating.*
Metal Man (GM): He is able to activate fire suppressants there.
Kenku attempts to redirect generator power to run at full again.
Dr. Robotnik: "Is everything okay, new recruit-person?"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku clicks it. It says 'JAM; please clear manually.'
Kenku: "Umm... don't fire yet..."
Dr. Robotnik: "What's wrong with the lightning generator?"
Kenku: "I'm getting a report of a jam, most likely in the relay."
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He points to Julian. "You! Run over there and unjam it! It's probably a stuck gear... I think they are trying to knock out the lightning gun. ..." He points to Rinith. "Okay, you unjam it!"
Julian: "Zzz..." *Bubble snap.* "Huh?" *Looks at the generator.* "So just bash it or what?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Bash the debris in it! A strike hit the section... some debris flew around."
Julian: *Julian gets up from where he was sitting/sleeping and goes to put the beatdown on some debris. Bat Time!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian gets his bat stuck after partially removing the debris!
Julian: "Stupid fuckin'-" *RARGH.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian rips it free, also removing the debris.
Dr. Robotnik: *Points to Aribar.* "Now! Supercool it again!"
Julian: *Julian rips his bat free from the jam and somehow clears it up at the same time!* "There."
Aribar: "I can only do that once more; if I do it any more, it will be less powerful and I may mess up. Are you sure you want it done now?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...Yes. The sooner they die, the sooner they will be unable to destroy the Lightning gun. One lucky volley and I'll be down to pea shooters."
Aribar fires off another volley of icy spells at the generators!*
Kenku: "You know if there is any way to increase the gun's shielding?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Not unless you know some ward spell... it's dark energy that is being fired at us! Now... FIRE!!!" He slams ze buttons.
Rinith: "What would light do?"
Metal Man (GM): He hits only once; this leaves 6.5 ships. Dragoshi, time to fire.
Dr. Robotnik: "Light... well... tell me quickly, what kind of light energy thing are you speaking of?"
Dragoshi: *Once again tries to reduce that number to six.*
Rinith: "I can manifest light and darkness in a burst."
Dr. Robotnik: "Can you manifest light only? Darkness will only help them."
Metal Man (GM): Only 6 ships left now. They fires, still capable of performing their higher powered volley.
Rinith: "Perhaps, though only a small amount."
Metal Man (GM): They still hit, the lightning generator spazzes out. All Kenku can think of is 'LIGHTNING GENERATOR AT CRITICAL.' Another sector is also on fire, and another generator is losing power.
Dr. Robotnik: "Well. We might need to improvise." He looks to Kenku. "Status?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian sees the generator. It's not jammed, but it is overheating something fierce. It has also been dented and the hull around it is losing its... strength...
Kenku: "Not very good... There isn't a chance the gun could cause damage to the rest of the ship would it?"
Dr. Robotnik: "If it overloads it can take out a large portion of the ship. And most of our generators."
Julian: *And the brawler with no technical skills is supposed to do... what, exactly?* "Hey! Doc! The generator's gettin' hot!"
Digifanatic: "What's the chance we can bottle up another Terrorbolt out of you and toss it at another ship?"
Kenku starts to reroute power. "Umm... unless someone can do some major work on it... its preetty close to busted."
Dr. Robotnik: *Well, just that.* "Okay... the Lightning gun is too precious to waste." He shuts it down. It begins to cool down. "Now for our alternate artillery." He brings up an energy gun device. "I need more than just energy, or else it'll be pea shooting."
Aribar: "I would say slim; I would probably be far too warn out to fight along side of you in the ship."
Dr. Robotnik: "How many of you, including that other person, have holy powers or objects? These enemies are dark. If I can fire holy-aligned energy at them, it should rip through them. But we'll have to go a round without being able to shoot at them... well, besides Dragoshi. So I need at least one other bit of holy energy to... er... 'bless' the gun."
Julian: "Where's that smart-ass angel when ya need him..."
Rinith: "I don't have the strongest holy powers..."
Dragoshi: "Well, I can shoot things with light energy, but, as you can see I'm manning the side gun over here, so..."
Metal Man (GM): Possessed Deloth walks over.
Deloth: "I can make entire pillars of light energy!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Good. You and... that... other person with weak Holy powers..."
Aribar: "I used up my store of diverse magic; now I can only throw lightning and ice."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a bunch of wiring and gets out his multitool.
Dr. Robotnik: "Focus your energies into this... but don't do it too much, or we'll all be on fire. Holy fire."
Deloth: "I'll see what I can do..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's possessor conjures up a lot of holy energy. What will Rinith conjure up? Eggman then works on the device as it glows... It is successfully upgraded. He smacks the wiring back into the panel.
Dr. Robotnik: "All right... Julian, come in here. They're going to keep firing at the lightning gun. And it won't be pretty."
Metal Man (GM): They do just that!
Rinith: "Eh... doing just one type without the other makes me feel odd."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAMBLAMBLAM* The lightning gun area begins to lose integrity. Kenku does everything he can to deter hull depressurizations. Unfortunately, Julian will have to run or else be trapped in there sooner or later! The original damaged generator comes back online, having repaired itself.
Kenku: "Running on all cylinders generator wise."
Dr. Robotnik: "Excellent!"
Aribar: "Digi, I don't mean to be mean, but have you dodged a single shot?!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian runs in as a door slams behind him.
Digifanatic: "Actually, I have not... Not my fault, though. They've been pretty sharp..."
Dr. Robotnik: "As long as one of you two is successful, we'll live. And... this ship is huge. It isn't really good at dodging."
Dragoshi: *Right. Time to shoot another ship. A-yep.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* 5.5 ships left. Next round.
Dr. Robotnik: "This new thing can fire twice without overheating. And it's holy, so it retains its insta-kill... Mwoohoo hoo hoo!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Get a load of this!" *Fires at the Dark Meteor ships with holy energy bolts.*
Metal Man (GM): One ship is hit. It melts. 4.5 ships left.
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes! They've nearly lost their bead on us."
Rinith: "At least I did something." >.>
Dragoshi: *Tries to bring the number down to four!*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* Deprived of their formations, they fire more randomly.
Digifanatic: *Got it!*
Metal Man (GM): The ship actually dodges! The ship repairs some spot damage. It is no longer on fire, at least.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now I'll take them down for sure!"
Digifanatic: "Thanks, Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): The ships begin to turn away, as the space around them is filled with debris, and the Super Egg Carrier has obviously bested them.
Digifanatic: "You broke the curse, I think."
Metal Man (GM): Two more ships blow up, leaving only two ships. Samus appears on the COMM screen, where Digi is.
Samus: "Nice shooting, there. I'll be landing. You should be able to get in soon."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is now beginning to roll back the damage it received; compartments and busted generators come back online.
Kenku breaths a sigh of relief.
Digifanatic: "Thank you."
???: "You cannot stop me. You will not land!" A massive ship flies off of the Dark Meteor; it then morphs into a giant mecha. It has no long range weapons, however.
Digifanatic: "Actually, I'm only saying that on behalf of the shooters... I admit I had some problems--oh gods."
Dr. Robotnik: "Oh really?" He cranks a lever. "Let's show them what we're made of!"
Dragoshi: "When did we walk into, uhhh... one of those types of shows?"
Metal Man (GM): He opens fire on the mech with the powerful holy gun.
Dragoshi: "Seriously. I'm kinda drawing a blank on the genre name, but... this is ridiculous."
Metal Man (GM): It dodges one, but is hit in the face by one.
Dragoshi: *Shoots at it.*
Metal Man (GM): It dodges to the side. Then it comes flying at the cockpit, fist-first!
???: "The power of Dark Force compels you!"
Aribar: "Brace for impact!"
Metal Man (GM): It flies and hits its face into a non-vital part of the ship.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ha ha ha ha ha! Repair the lightning gun, Kenku!"
Dragoshi: *Cheesy response mode initiated!* "Yeah? Well, the power of shut up compels you." *Prepares to fire again...*
Dr. Robotnik: "..." *BUZZ* "Aribar, have any ice magic? I just need one clean shot. That thing can be hit point-blank with lightning... I think it's some possessed person."
Dragoshi: "...I could supply some, but... yeah. You already know my situation." *Coughs.*
Aribar fires off a single, big shot of ice magic at the generator. Freeze!
Metal Man (GM): It freezes. Eggman gives a thumbs up.
Dragoshi: .oO(...I forgot about that. Huh.)
Dr. Robotnik: "Give my regards to Dark Force, you tiresome fool!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies back, blitzing with electricity.
Dragoshi: *Moar shootan!*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* The radio goes silent from the enemy mech thing. Then it blows up as the Super Egg Carrier rams the broken bits into oblivion.
Samus: *Radio.* "I've cleared up a place for you to land."
Dr. Robotnik: "Excellent. We're in!"
Digifanatic: "Very nice!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship repairs itself almost fully as it goes to land in a small, barren metallic area. Coincidentally, this was where the ships that were blown up once were moored. It passes through a small barrier, which, for some reason, is an atmosphere... no space suits here.
Dr. Robotnik: "Land us then, Mr. Digifanatic."
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands, relatively undamaged, and with the space above being filled with millions of little pieces.
Kenku: "Hmm... would be useful if someone could recycle that junk."
Samus: *Radio.* "There's two parts to this place. One part is the bridge, and the other is the core. I'm going to the Bridge. You blow up the core and the whole thing will be destroyed."
Rinith: *calms down once more.* -.-
Samus: "Just go straight down through the interior until you can't go any further down. You'll be there."
Julian: "Lucky we got just the thing for it."
Samus: "It's a bit thick out here, so watch out. Things with scythes keep chasing me everywhere. I've killed a few but they're... stubborn."
Kenku puts back on his coat, and prepared to get out of the ship."
Digifanatic: "Meh, I bet..."
Samus: "Samus out." *Click.*
Dr. Robotnik: "You go on ahead. I will ensure you have a ride out when you're done. I will also see to repairs... oh... and please steal any overly shiny technology you see. We... might need it."
Digifanatic: *heads off.*
Rinith: *gets the hell off.*
Metal Man (GM): A ramp goes down to the surface.
Kenku follows Digi out.
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "Understood." *Heads on out.*
Aribar: "I don't envy either of our tasks." *The half-elf unsheathes Sunlight.*
Rinith: "This world is testing the limits of my sanity."
Aribar: "And yet, you've only been here for a fraction of the time we have!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Don't worry. You'll get used to it."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers leave down the ramp. They're on an utterly alien world with a black sky and cold, steel floor. It's like a massive ruin. There's the vague foundations of ancient buildings everywhere.
Julian: "Ain't this a sight..."
Kenku: "Wow... must be some sort of structure, like the death star."
Metal Man (GM): There is no real way inside. Just a ruined building growing with some bizarre alien overgrowth next to two ruined ships.
Dragoshi: *Just readies his Blaster in one hand and the Bread in the other, while looking around...*
Metal Man (GM): Ancient signs which are written in an illegible language line the area. The only one any Quester could hope to understand is a giant 'X'.
Kenku goes to see if it looks sectioned, like a doorway.
Aribar follows the others over. "I wonder if it could be as simple as 'X marks the spot'."
Rinith: "I'll be fine if we stay out of space as much as possible." *looks and sniffs around.*
Kenku: "I hope it isn't... 'cause that may mean "Drop heavy object here."
Metal Man (GM): The building ahead has a door on it, which has another strange symbol on it. The X isn't a doorway, but rather a sign. It's old and broken, and flickers. There are some faint, dried bloodstains at its base.
Kenku: "Hmmm..." *He tries to sniff the blood, and see if it leads anywhere.*
Aribar: "How did the pilots of those ships get into the meteor?"
Metal Man (GM): It's faint. But Kenku would notice the ground is more worn towards that ruined building up ahead.*
Kenku: "I think I might have something." *He says and walks towards the building.*
Aribar heads over to the building with a door.
Digifanatic: *follows if it's safe.*
Metal Man (GM): The door turns red, and three weird black monsters with pink bellies appear. They have sabers for arms.
Dragoshi: *What's this? Something for Dragoshi to test his new blaster on!? OH BOY.*
Metal Man (GM): http://www.pso-world.com/images/beastiary/ruins/ladimenian.jpg
Julian: *And the bat's out.* "Wreck 'em!"
Kenku sees the monster and brandishes his sword.
Aribar holds up his sword. "And so it begins!"
Rinith: "Something I can deal with."
Metal Man (GM): The first one walks up to Rinith and does a big ol' slash. Rinith is knocked over. The La Dimenian then walks up and attacks Aribar with a slash.
Aribar desprately tries to swing up his sword to block the slash!
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is knocked over. The one to its right then goes to attack Julian with two slashes! Miss and a hit. The third one then walks over to attack Kenku, then Digi. Kenku takes damage and is knocked over. Digi also takes some damage.
Kenku grimaces in serious pain.
Aribar is knocked down to the ground and is in quite a bit of pain. If this was their first encounter, then how are they supposed to get through the entire ship?! He points his sword up towards the fighter that slashed him and fires a blast of icy energy at him.
Rinith: *holds his heavy bleeding wound.* "D-damn it."
Metal Man (GM): It stands there as it snows lightly over it.
Digifanatic: .oO(Where's our tank when we NEED HER?)
Digifanatic has no idea how well these guys can dodge, so he just starts with Icy Kick to Fire Punch on #1, playing it safe.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and a miss.
Rinith: *plays it very defensively, going for a slash with his scimitar, then using cover.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Kenku tries to knock the sword out of the enemies hand, and then stand up and slam his enemies face.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Kenku goes to disarm it, but... its entire arm is a sword.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. On the third one, it tries to parry, but instead smashes itself into Julian. Both it and Julian hit eachother for extra damage. But all hit, too. It breaks apart and dies. Apparently it's a glass cannon. Two remaining.
Julian: "YEAH! THAT'S WHAT YOU GET!"
Dragoshi: *Attempts to shoot them both down at once with three shots from his EGG BLASTA.*
Metal Man (GM): Triple lutz. I mean failure. All hit. Dragoshi's gun laughs evilly as the Dimenian is hit over and over again. The Dimenian dies. Another La Dimenian slashes once at Dragoshi, then once at Julian. It misses Julian entirely. Must be Julian channeling the scout archetype.
Dragoshi: *Winces as he takes the blow. Ow... Almost down to half health already.* e_e
Aribar tries to fire another blast of ice at the Dimenian that just attacked.
Metal Man (GM): *Zap.*
Digifanatic: *And he's going to thrust a golf club into La Dimenian 2's middle regions!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi stabs it good.
Digifanatic: *And he's going to give this guy damage and knockback!*
Metal Man (GM): It falls over, rather worse for wear.
Rinith: *blasts it with twilight blast.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* It dies. The door opens... revealing a door downwards into a weird, glowing place.
Rinith: *holds his wound.* "I don't like this."
Aribar: "We're already one fight in and we're in bad shape. Great."
Julian: "Then stay outside." *Julian patches up his wounds with a med-kit and heads in!*
Kenku pants a little, and tosses the heavy coat away, before holding his own wound. "Good... Grief."
Aribar ignores his wound and continues onward.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along...*
Rinith: *follows after, staying in the back for now.*
Kenku slowly brings up the rear.
Digifanatic: *moving on.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now at an eerie, dark room, underground. There's wreckage everywhere.
Samus: *Radio.* "I'm nearing the bridge. You should have less trouble once I'm in."
Metal Man (GM): There is... another door. With four buttons in front of it. The door is locked. The buttons are in the floor.
Aribar: "That will be nice. These foes are tougher than I thought they would be..."
Digifanatic: *takes a look at the buttons, trying to determine their colors and shape.*
Rinith: "You ok Will?"
Kenku coughs "I guess... the cut stings like hell although... I should of probably left the coat back on the ship too as it's ruined now."
Metal Man (GM): They're round buttons. They're red. About the size of a platform.
Aribar: "I suppose we randomly stand on them and hope for the best; I would imagine it is some sort of security feature."
Rinith: *gets on a button.*
Julian: *Julian cautiously stands on one.*
Digifanatic: "They're all identical... that's the annoying part."
Kenku tries to sit down for a minute and study whats going on.
Metal Man (GM): Click... click... For each one the Questers stand on, the door turns a bit green. As does the button.
Aribar: "Huh." *The half-elf goes to stand on one.*
Kenku gets up and stands on one if there still is one.
Metal Man (GM): All of them are stood on, and the door opens to the next room. There is a sort of elevator device in the center of the room. But it is deactivated; as told by the three switches standing right next to it.
Kenku regains his composure a little and starts messing with the switches.
Digifanatic: *heads in and examines the three switches.*
Aribar looks about the room to ensure that there's nothing hiding somewhere to try and catch them by surprise.
Metal Man (GM): The switches have a simple toggle button atop them.
Kenku turns on the first and third switches.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar finds nothing. Kenku turns on the first and third; one... two switches remaining to be turned on?
Kenku turns on the others.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku turns on the second, but... the fourth one is hidden.
Kenku wonders why nothing is happening and pads the panel, looking for another.
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds another switch. He turns it on, and the elevator down is active. It goes down from here.
Kenku goes over to the elevator, and looks for a minute before going in.
Dragoshi: *Does the same as Ari. Safety first!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds no traps. This place is a little bit under defended, in fact.
Metal Man (GM): Sans those toughs the Questers pushed over earlier. The elevator goes down. Down there is what was once some ancient city.
Metal Man (GM): It keeps going down, as the vast destruction of what must have been an entire planet becomes visible... or was it a city-planet ship? A distant voice begins to echo in the air.
Digifanatic: "Ohhhh, wow."
Aribar loks across the width of their vista and wonders what this place is..
Kenku: "Wow..." *He says as he gazes upon the place.* "I wonder why it's deserted."
???: "Can you not see... I have destroyed two civilizations with my infinite reach... I know of the Red Text... his powerful weapon is no match for my despair..."
Dragoshi: *In a voice similar to ???'s, but much more mockingly.* "Can you not see... We do not care."
???: "Heh heh heh heh heh heh..."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator begins falling faster.
???: "Then you will not mind if I kill you... for it doesn't matter."
Rinith: -.- "You think this steel sword would snap if I used it to slow us down?"
Julian: *Taps foot impatiently.*
Aribar: "We have beaten great evils that have told us similar threats."
Julian: "Man, why bother? we gotta fight what's at the bottom anyway."
???: "No wonder... for I am known as evil itself!"
Aribar looks down. He tries to determine how close they are to the ground.
???: "Any other power is a mere dilution..."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator is about 100 feet away from the ground. And picking up speed fast.
Dragoshi: *Almost stumbles, but quickly regains his composure and looks for a way off this crazy thing!*
???: "My mere door guards nearly crippled you on sight... you may possess greater ship technology, but it will never reach me in the core..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a glass tube. The platform is falling down, apparently powered by magical energy.
Aribar tries to use his magic to slow down the elevator to a less-than-lethal speed. Kinesis x 5!
Metal Man (GM): Those who use magic would sense the energy being weakened from an external force. The elevator slows down.
Kenku pants and huff...
Digifanatic: *In reality, he probably wouldn't be speechless, but meh.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator slowly lands on the final part, revealing a massive ship, and its core, which is linked to the surrounding planet.
Julian: "Got our target, let's go blow it up."
Digifanatic: "Whoever was responsible for slowing it down, thank you."
Aribar: "You're welcome."
Rinith: -.- *opens his eyes.* "So where were we."
Samus: *Radio.* "A-HAH! There he is!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Aribar: .oO(But heere's hoping that it'll allow us to go back up it..)
Kenku nods and gets out of the elevator, hand on his sword.
???: "You will... you will... not... t..." A whole army of Dimenians appear, but they quickly fall apart.
Samus: *Radio.* "We've got his attention divided. Run in and take out his power source!"
Digifanatic: *moves into the core.*
Kenku follows Digi.
Julian: "Let's go! Sooner we get to the core, sooner we can get outta here!" *Running to the core!*
???: "...N... o..."
Dragoshi: "Understood. I'll mock him along the way as well. Yanno. Just for kicks." *Follows behind.*
Rinith: *runs after Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): The door into the ship shuts.
Dragoshi: *Mockingly.* "Y... e...s..."
Aribar follows after Julian and the others.* "That won't keep us out."
Kenku decides to test his swords strength on the door.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* The door is broken in. Inside is a weird, ruined cityscape. The way to the generator is blocked by a sparking electrical cable sitting atop of an unlocked metal door.
Julian: "Move that cable!"
Digifanatic wonders how much current is in that wire...
Dragoshi: .oO(That's the best the guy could come up with?) *Shakes head, disappointed.*
Aribar: "I should be able to move it safely." *He looks over the wire and wonders if his magic could move it safely aside.*
Julian: "Well you gonna do it or jus' talk at it?"
Aribar: *Uses Kinesis to move the wire!* "I was just mulling over whether or not this is actually a trap..."
Metal Man (GM): The door can now be used.
Julian: *Go Go Go!*
Kenku walks through.
Dragoshi: *Movin' on...*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the reactor. *BLAM.*
Digifanatic: *Uh oh, blam?*
Samus: *Radio.* "I got him... ????" *Radio cuts out.*
Metal Man (GM): A towering dark figure appears between the Questers and the reactor.
Kenku: "Ah crud buckets."
Julian: "Here we go, Mr. Big Ugly hisself..."
???: "I can see in your minds... you have fought my servants before... but without me... they are nothing..."
Metal Man (GM): The entire place rumbles as the dark being powers up with energy directly from the reactor.
Dragoshi: .oO(...yeah, I got nothin'.)
Rinith: *tries to push any force OUT of his mind, even if it was just fluff text.*
Aribar holds up his blade defensively. The mage thinks of all of his options for the coming battle and wishes that he didn't waste all of his energy on Robotnik's ship.* "Soon you will be nothing."
Dark Force: "Your powers mean nothing besides mine. But I will not waste my time speaking..." He shows his form; a massive being of darkness which is nearly 40 feet tall. "I will render you into particles too finite to see!"
Digifanatic: *mutters to Ari.* "Void 2.0..."
Julian: "Yeah yeah yeah..." *Julian patches the rest of his wounds real quick with his last medkit.* "You ain't nothin' but a big-ass punk that's gonna die like the rest of 'em!" *Julian then draws his nail bat yet again and tries to go cuckoo-crazy on DF's leg.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits him... both times. He does not so much as dodge.
Kenku stands there looking at the thing towering over him, with a slight tinge of fear "I am not scared... I am not scared... you're saving a planet for crying out loud!" He starts to close his eyes and focuses on something in his mind.
Dark Force: "You doubt my power. Continue to do so... you will never see it coming."
Aribar points his blade towards Dark Force. Steam rises from his sword as ice begins to form about it. The frigid projectile forms and lances forth towards the darkness. Freeze!*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit, and fatigued.
Rinith: *leaps at the think for a spectacular combo with both his weapons, DUSK AND DAWN X2! putting all reckless power behind the weapons in the offensive combo.
Metal Man (GM): Both hit...
Digifanatic decides to go for something rather entertaining and in fact, is something he hasn't done in a while. He digs into his pockets and takes out an odd, oval-shaped, plasticlike object that kinda looks like a cell phone with waaaaay too many missing buttons. He aims it at DF and fires off two moderate beams of light. *Three, in fact.*
Metal Man (GM): Both hit. Dark Force takes all the damage.
Dark Force: "You throw a good punch..." He holds a massive hand. "But I can unleash the fury of hell itself."
Metal Man (GM): It suddenly begins raining gigantic balls of plasma, which explode violently everywhere.
Julian: *And Julian's back down to almost-half health again! Fun!*
Digifanatic: *Or not!*
Aribar is thrown back from the explosion and slams against the ground. He doesn't move.*
Rinith: *does a spectacular dodge, deflecting one of the bolts of plasma right of the edge of his sword and off somewhere.*
Dark Force: "I will not mock you... merely corrupt your soul with darkness."
Metal Man (GM): He rips a hole in front of him. Dark energy washes over the entire area. DARK ENERGY WALL.
Rinith: "YOU WILL NOT NEAR MY MIND OR SOUL DAMN IT."
Kenku collapses to the ground.
Metal Man (GM): Rinith feels no effect; he is too strong. Everyone who is of low resistance feels a burning sensation; they are fatigued for the next round.
Dragoshi: *Barely staying alive.*
Julian: *Below half!*
Dark Force: "Your pain is just the beginning..."
Julian: *Assaults DF's kneecaps with a bat like a badass.*
Dark Force: "No one will come to save you... for I am my own Deus."
Metal Man (GM): Julian bonks himself in the head.
Dragoshi: *Aims his bread at Dark Force, and sends out two spiraling rays of light at Dark Force, both of them slamming into the fiend! Double Light Ele!*
Aribar doesn't move. He's dead.
Dark Force: "Your powers of destruction are a magnitude too small." He chuckles. "Do not be angry; I know the tools of the trade. You are very good... but you can't beat me."
Rinith: *begins charging some smash energy... or in his mind just starts to focus a hell of a lot.* "Cover me!"
Digifanatic: *And he does the exact same thing...*
Dark Force: "You invite your death... excellent..."
Metal Man (GM): It rains exploding death!
Dragoshi: *That's right! ME!*
Metal Man (GM): Ton of damage to Dragoshi.
Digifanatic: *And I'm like yeah WHATEVA.*
Dark Force: "Feel the Darkness!!!" The area is again filled with darkness.
Julian: *Manages not to get hit! Just in time to be hit by the next thing.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian succeeds in dodging the darkness!
Metal Man (GM): The darkness fails.
Dark Force: "Yes... prolong the suffering..."
Metal Man (GM): It's quite obvious normal destructive power won't kill him.
Digifanatic: "Not yet, you will..."
Metal Man (GM): He's made of solid darkness. Zio was about a small bottle full of his energy vs. this. The Void could maybe bite his kneecaps.
Julian: *Wipes the sweat from his brow after dodging the falling balls of death, looking up at the top of DF.* "Man... he's too much. Void wasn't even this hard. But... I ain't goin' out like this." *Julian shakes his head back and forth twice to clear the cobwebs, then starts bouncing from foot to foot while throwing some shadow punches.* "Not at the bottom a' some hellhole comet. Not like a punk. Not by YOU." *Yet another charging Final Smash!*
Metal Man (GM): The Final Smash is charged. The foe is a 40 foot being of darkness, being powered by an entire ship's reactor. Samus shot him full o' missiles before he even came down here and he's still ready to rip people to shreds. And surrounding him are the ruins of not one, but two civilizations he destroyed.
Rinith: *stops gathering energy as his hands begin to glow, both of them pure white with holy energy which then extends slowly in to his scimitar and shortsword. Dashing at the hulking beast, Rinith slashes once quickly with the off handed weapon and leaps.* "STAY THE FUCK OUT OF MY MIND" *At this he enters a flury of blows with the glowing weapons, all the while gathering what energy he could around himself and within himself, until each blow was a great giant wave of shimmering light and his fur even gave off some. Half floating there in the quick and powerful onslaught Rinith drops his shortsword and grips the scimitar with both hands. "BE GONE!" Rinith cleaves down with the pure white blade, landing and swinging a large arc of brelent energy again, then taking the energy he had. been gathering and firing it in a huge beam from the sky on intensely focused energy, putting every ounce of his own power behind it, even if he would pass out, to take this being out, or at least weaken him enough that the rest of the group would have a better time doing so. falling to his knees and his scimitar slipping out of his hand at the end of it all.
Metal Man (GM): Dark Falz stands there through all of this. He isn't gonna be killed by it. Buuuut... a massive amount of damage is done, and it appears Rinith has given him a single scratch.
Dark Force: "So, you are not entirely worthless." He laughs. "It is still a fool's errand to fight me!"
Rinith: *looks up.* "D-d-damn it... Finish it... Digi..."
Digifanatic stands in the same position he was last turn, head bowed to the ground... once again, he reaches into his pockets and clutches the odd machine he pulled out two turns ago. He pulls it out and holds it to his midsection, and suddenly, a huge aura of light which is best described as maroonish-white emanates from his body. He suddenly levitates a few feet, which catches him off guard, as this is something he hasn't done in a very long while. The glow becomes brighter and brighter, almost to the point where it's hard to tell there's still a person inside it. With a sudden rush of energy and adrenaline, he charges forth and blasts once through Dark Force, pounding at him with intense light-like energy. He turns around, and starts the same motion in the opposite direction, stopping inside his body, as if the Quester himself was incorporeal.
Metal Man (GM): He is hit heavily again; a small bruise and some more cuts appear. He seems almost amused by the Questers' desperate attacking.
Digifanatic concentrates the energy one last time as he stays inside DF's body, letting out a final "AHHHH-HHH!" scream, before what seems to be a large explosion of energy appears from DF's body. If he hits hard enough, one may actually sees holes of darkness from inside DF and other parts vaporized away. The explosion sends Digi hurtling back towards the group, catching the ground before threatening other Questers. He gets up practically none the worse for wear. "I'm gonna need to come up with a name for that..."
Rinith: "D... damn... it... all."
Metal Man (GM): Dark Force takes some more damage, but is still standing.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "So THAT'S how Celestial Fury's been hiding on me all this time... but wait, that was nothing like Celestial Fury. It never had that explosion..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get a radio call.
Dr. Robotnik: *Radio.* "Plant the bomb, you fools! He can't be destroyed!"
Dark Force: "How did that get through?" The radio goes silent again. "You will all die."
Julian: *A record scratches somewhere as Julian snaps out of his charging state.* "...Coulda said that earlier!"
Dark Force: "Normally, I would taunt you, then give you a last chance to defend yourselves before destroying you." He shakes his head. "But after the last group of people killed me with powers from another dimension for that... you shall have no mercy!" It rains more death.
Julian: *Julian regains sense-of-self enough to dodge falling death!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian gets some badly needed luck. But will Digi dodge?
Digifanatic: *Yes he does!*
Rinith: *grabs his two swords and defends himself quickly.* "Get the bomb!" *then readies for the darkness.* "I'm not good with such things, I'll distract him more."
Metal Man (GM): He then releases darkness again. The Questers manage to hug the borderline and survive.
Rinith: *is running low on resolve.*
Dark Force: "Give my regards to those who have failed to kill you. They were pathetic."
Julian: *Looks up at the big bad again.* "Man... fuck this." *Julian then rears his head back and roars, expunging his gathered Smash energy to give him a boost and enter Blazin' mode.* "YEAAAAAH!" *Julian gains a look of determination, grabs the bomb out of his equipment bag and dropping it, and running towards Dark Force! As Julian nears the abomination, he crouches and makes a running leap, gaining enough energy from his partial charge to make it to DF's kneecap! Julian doesn't rest, and uses his collected Smash energies to keep criss-crossing his way up DF's body, nimbly trying to evade the dark one's assumed swats while jumping from side to side! Julian reaches the end of his climb, landing on DF. Julian then makes his move, launching himself across DF's face with a Tornado Whirlwind Kick to roundhouse the big bad repeatedly in the face to add insult to injury and hopefully stunning hm long enough for Julian to finish up! Jules immediately leaps off DF's left shoulder upon arrival, swan dives down, and tucks and rolls to safety behind the big ugly... right next to the core! Julian comes out of his roll, slaps the bomb on the core, and activates it!* "LET'S GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!"
Rinith: *smirks.* "Good bye dark one.* *he sheaths his swords and grabs the two downed ones and takes off."
Digifanatic: *runs out, hoping that somehow, there's enough fighting the power to really screw up DF if nothing else. He does hope for an epic kill, though.*
Julian: *Julian runs between Dark Force's legs and out hopefully before the big guy can put two and two together.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian smacks Dark Force, who, impressively, makes no attempt to stop Julian from attacking him repeatedly. Julian then smacks the bomb on the core.
Dark Force: "Hm... you aren't stupid... but you did overlook something. Your bomb can be enriched... to the point if it goes off... Your entire planet will be destroyed. Heh... heh... heh..."
Digifanatic: *He probably doesn't hear this 'cause of him running out by now...*
Dark Force: "What is this? It cannot be turned off? Why, excellent. Run... run away!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run away. He does nothing to stop them. In fact, he lets them go up the elevator.
Dark Force: "I await your desperate attempts to prevent planetary annihilation."
Digifanatic: "I bet Robotnik just double-crossed us."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go on up... Nothing stops you. They reach the ship just as... Deloth walks down.
Digifanatic: "Now what?!"
Deloth: "Oh, sorry. I was repairing the ship. How did it go?"
Digifanatic: "We might lose a planet..."
Rinith: *is gasping for breath and most likely badly over heating if you know anything about canines and adrenaline.*
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik walks down.
Julian: "Totally kicked his ass in the face, tho."
Digifanatic: "Unless you got some strange way of rerouting this meteor so the bomb doesn't wipe it out!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, isn't that a nasty issue! It appears someone has overcharged my bombom."
Digifanatic: "Did you want this to happen, Doctor?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Now what I am to do..." He thinks. "We shouldn't leave yet. It'd be a fool's errand to remove it, but there has to be a way..." He looks to Digi. "How can I rule a field of destroyed debris, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "You have a point."
Dr. Robotnik: "I didn't expect a being of darkness to also possess high quality radioactive materials... ...Especially one who is big on the magic."
Deloth: "Unfortunately, I can't do much about it either."
Metal Man (GM): Beeping can be heard inside the ship.
Digifanatic: "Oh no..." *runs in.*
Metal Man (GM): It's... Red text.
Red Text: 'I know everything. I can resolve this issue... at a price.'
Digifanatic: "Yes, we're gonna blow up the meteor, what else do you want?!"
Red Text: 'In fact, the price is exactly the same as what I need to resolve the problem.'
Digifanatic: "Is this going to be test number five?"
Red Text: 'Robotnik possesses the only non-jammable teleport. And I possess the ability to power it and set it to coordinates such that the Dark Force and the explosive are sealed away, where they can explode safely out of range. You could call it that.'
Digifanatic: "Okay, that's a start." *runs back out.* "Robotnik, where is your teleportation device? Red Text says we can use it to isolate the meteor such that it won't harm any innocent planets."
Dr. Robotnik: "I saw." He shakes his head. "Give Red Text an unblockable teleport? No! You have to trust me. I can find a way to..." He smirks. "Do his plan entirely without him!"
Dr. Robotnik: "This is an entire planetoid. The explosion must be a certain radius to hit the planet. Even at full power, he has to be where he is now to hit the planet."
Digifanatic: "Really? Even with what the core can supply the bomb with?"
Dr. Robotnik: "We have broken his security and he is preoccupied enriching the bomb. If we reroute the movement coordinates to..." He types... "We could wipe out the ship without endangering the planet. Of course. You will have to accompany me to a sensitive part of the Meteor... and I may just line my pockets with some technology... but fair is fair. I won't doublecross you like HIM."
Rinith: "Should I leave... these two here?"
Digifanatic: "Doctor, we don't have much else of a choice right now! I'm ready."
Dr. Robotnik: "I have the time right here." He takes out a timer. It's counting down to 0... .and is at 27 minutes. "Let me heal your teammates first."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a television and smashes it on the dead Dragoshi. What the heck?!?!
Dragoshi: *TVS ARE FOOD.*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi awakens to the sound of a 1-up jingle.
Dragoshi: *Gets up, wondering how he just got brought back to life so quickly.*
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik then begins smashing televisions on everyone else, including the people who aren't dead. They are healed. He then looks at his stash and shrugs.
Dr. Robotnik: "I only have three more, so don't die too much more!"
Rinith: "Gah... what the heck?"
Kenku gets up, and looks at himself, and surprisingly sees himself in real good shape "What the hell just happened?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, I smashed a television on you, and then you got a 1-up. Which heals you. I don't know how it works, I just steal them from zones. Now let's get going!"