Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 39: Eggman Crushes the Darkness, Round 2
Date: February 2nd, 7th, & 8th 2009.
Metal Man (GM): The group's preparing to embark on their final leg of the Dark Meteor mission. It's eerily quiet and Eggman is preparing some tools to bring on the journey. Hanging on a shelf is Julian's new weapon: The Egg Smasher. It's a shiny red tool of cranial trauma goodness. Additionally out of nowhere a portal opens up and Keikyoku's new character named Oushi flies out. The Questers are all sitting around the bridge of the Super Egg Carrier. Eggman isn't around. The hammer waits silently for Julian.
Oushi: "What the fuck was that?!?!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow, is it the ship?!)
Dragoshi: *Just... blinks as Oushi flies out o' the portal.* .oO(And, another new guy pops up.)
Kenku checks on the ship's main frame to make sure everything is in tip top shape, as he hears the swear and swings around. "What the hell?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship is fine.
Oushi: *Sits down somewhere, his dyed dreads a a dark shade of red. He is a black echidna with dreads spiked up at odd angles, a few of them are [at the moment] dark red, his bangs hang over his left eye and a katana can be seen hanging behind his waist...*
Digifanatic: .oO(No, no, no, Kei did NOT get a makeover.)
Aribar is currently sitting on the floor, still tired from their job in the meteor. He looks up as he hears the portal open and an echidna come out. He wonders if it is another lost soul that the Questers commonly attract, or an enemy from Dark Force.* "Greetings, stranger."
Oushi: "Yeah, hi... Where the hell am I?"
Digifanatic: "There are about two others somewhere around here that are thinking the exact same question."
Kenku: "Erm... on what formerly was a city planet... although you may know it as a the dark meteor."
Digifanatic: "Well, you somehow, presumably not by your will, got launched into a space mission in which we're supposed to destroy said meteor."
Aribar: "You are on the Super Egg Carrier, a space craft created by Dr. Robotnik."
Dragoshi: *Just lets the others do the question answerin' while he watches. A-yep.*
Aribar: "A person who, with our help, is actually saving the world for once; not destroying Mobius."
Oushi: "Alright..." *He props his feet up on a console as his dyed dreads change to a dark blue, his boots seem familiar...*
Digifanatic: "Cool hair, by the way."
Oushi: "Oh, that... Yeah... It just changes color..."
Dragoshi: .oO(...How does that even work? No, seriously, how? Does he get, like... color-changing dye, or what?)
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik walks in and looks at Oushi.
Dr. Robotnik: "Someone remind me never to go into genetics." He then looks at the new hammer. "Too bad Julian is asleep, I have to give him this. So, is everyone up to speed on what we are to do next?"
Dragoshi: *Too busy trying to ponder how the hell one goes about getting color-changing hair.*
Kenku: "Mostly" Kenku says.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... been a while since I've seen Julian with a sledgehammer and I admit I want to see it again."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, then... just hang tight. Oh. And does anyone need some recovery items?"
Digifanatic: "Got mine."
Oushi: "I guess I could use some..."
Kenku: "I could probably use some if we have to do something like that again."
Dr. Robotnik: "They cost money, though." He takes out band-aids and sandwiches. "18 coins a band-aid set, and 35 coins per sandwich. Former will heal most of your health... the latter heals everything but death."
Oushi: "I thought you were handing them out like the blue cross does... I'll waste my money on something else..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Blue what?"
Kenku: "Sigh... never mind then... I still don't have the currency..."
Oushi: "I guess I'll have to stab myself sparingly..." *sigh.* *His dyed dreads turn light gray.*
Kenku hears a jingle and pulls the coins out of his pocket "Where did these come from?"
Metal Man (GM): Mystery coins o' doom.
Julian: *oh hey new hammer.*
Metal Man (GM): So anyway. The Questers now are poised to fight their way to control the ship. They're on the ramp. Dr. Eggman is with them.
Dr. Robotnik: "I have determined the precise path to gain control over the ship. But you will have to aid me. And when we get there... you will have to defend the controls. Are you ready?"
Kenku: "As ready as I'll ever be, I guess." Kenku says.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we gotta make it quick... but it's doable."
Aribar: "This is a fool's errand; we were massacred before, and now we go back in! Of course, we don't seem to have much of a choice."
Julian's on the ramp, the handle of his new hammer sticking out of his equipment bag. "Don't look like we got much of a choice."
Digifanatic: "Well, nothing to be waiting for. Let's move."
Dr. Robotnik: *He chuckles.* "Ah, but you see..." He takes out some equipment and lines his pockets with gadgets. "Before you went in as the Questers." He poses. "Now you go with the aid of the EGGMAN EMPIRE, which shall be able to overcome even the most powerful of foes. This way!"
Aribar unsheathes Sunlight and goes to follow Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): He runs to the side and kicks a panel open in the ground.
Digifanatic: *moves in.*
Julian: *Follows the crazy fat man.*
Dr. Robotnik: "The way you went is truly suicidal. This way is the way to the ship by comparison." He leaps in.
Kenku follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): The group lands in a mechanized section.
Aribar ponders how Robotnik managed to fit down the shaft before following him.
Metal Man (GM): The door in has been barred off. It is a good thing the group smashed in. Aribar would see that Robotnik's current jacket and outfit looks... especially slick...
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. Now, let's see." He takes out a locater. "Ah, this is where we go."
Metal Man (GM): He points at a wall.
Dr. Robotnik: "Destroy the wall, Questers!"
Kenku looks around for someone else to volunteer before following the command.
Aribar looks at the wall and tries to determine what material it is made out of.
Digifanatic takes a look at the wall to see what may bring it down...
Metal Man (GM): It is made of metal plating. It is fairly tough looking.
Julian simply draws out the new hammer, tossing it from hand to hand to warm up. "Not a problem." He grips it like a baseball bat, rears back, and swings for the fences with rocket-powered abandon!
Digifanatic: *Okay, let's cave it in with a golf club.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall seems slightly load bearing, but not much. The wall collapses violently.
Julian: *It's outta there!* "Forgot how much I liked these."
Digifanatic: *looks at Julian's hammer.* "What a nice sight."
Dr. Robotnik: "You see, you are much stronger than you think you are!" He blinks as he sees some robots walking towards the group from the revealed room. "Hm. Let's kill those robots!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik takes out a gun and runs directly at the three robots.
Julian: "That's the kinda plan I can get behind!" *Julian drops his bag while running at the robots, hammer hung low at his side.*
Oushi: *Takes out his sword.*
Metal Man (GM): Three robots to attack.
Dr. Robotnik: "Full power!!!"
Digifanatic: *quick Fire Punch on Robot #2.*
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik shoots at robot #1.
Metal Man (GM): Digi misses, then Robotnik shoots a hole into Robot 1.
Aribar stands back and fires a blast of wind at the first robot. Wind Blast.
Oushi: *Dashes at a robot with black flames trailing behind him.*
Julian: *Hammer time! Robot 1!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits robot 1!
Metal Man (GM): Kenku's attack failed, so it misses them all. Robot 1 is killed by an onslaught of wind, hammer, and shots.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ahahahahaha!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires three times at Robot 2. He hits once.
Oushi: *stabs the tip of his blade into the ground and brings it up, shooting a line of black flames at the robots, then uses his momentum to spin around and do it again.*
Aribar: "Time for a zone of electricity!" *The mage points his sword at the first robot and three bolts of lightning are conjured into existence and leap towards the target! White Lightning x 3!*
Metal Man (GM): Oushi hits both times.
Digifanatic: *admires Oushi's move, in at least its aesthetic quality.* "That's pretty neat."
Metal Man (GM): Robot 2 dies. The rest go on over and hit Robot 3. Aribar's entire attack is required to kill Robot 2 then. Which it does. One robot left.
Dr. Robotnik: "Grind that robot into powder!"
Oushi: *Leans against a wall, his dyed dreads black.*
Julian rushes at the last standing robot, angling to smash it upwards from a rocket-hammer connection! Julian then crouches, Flash Kicks straight up into the airborne robot to juggle it, then follows through with his roundhouse kick's momentum to smash back into the ground with another hammer attack!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit. Julian beats it up, leaving it near death. The robot tries to punch Julian back.
Julian lands and backsteps just in time to not be robo-punched!
Metal Man (GM): The robot tries to punch Julian again!
Julian: *Another backstep!*
Metal Man (GM): It then tries to shoot a laser at him in desperation! The laser hits Julian. It's just the topper of its three-hit combo.
Kenku races up to the robot with sword still in sheath, and once in range draws, and strikes the robot with two quick slashes. (Drawn Slash x2)
Metal Man (GM): Or in this case, two miss, one hit combo.
Julian: *Cannot backstep away from a laser. That shit just keeps going!*
Metal Man (GM): *Slash.* Hit. *Slash.* Another hit. The robot explodes violently. Eggman kicks the head of the dead Robot 1 into the wall and begins running towards some stairs down.
Dr. Robotnik: "Onward! We have little time!"
Julian: "Go go go!" *Running!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are... breaking into what looks like an old ship. That somehow is integrated into the Dark Meteor.
Kenku flicks any liquids left on his blade away, and follows the others.
Aribar is glad that this first battle went better than their last run through the ship. He follows the others inside.
Metal Man (GM): In fact, the stairs are made for a space ship. They're all braced and easy to use.
Dr. Robotnik: "This is an old section. It appears the ship is usually controlled remotely."
Oushi: *Follows leisurely, his katana back in it's sheath.*
Digifanatic keeps going and takes the stairs when necessary.
Metal Man (GM): The stairwell leads down to a catwalk with windows. There are old engine rooms around.
Dr. Robotnik: "We're going to break into the 'sealed off' control room and take this ship for a ride!" He runs up to a door and presses some buttons. It doesn't budge. "Hm." *Points to the left side of the catwalk.* "Demolish that. We're going to need to cheat around this bulkhead!"
Computer Voice: "Dangerous levels of energy detected in Core. Course adjusted to fly towards planet."
Metal Man (GM): The hammer makes a big dent and breaks a small window, but it isn't busted through yet.
Dr. Robotnik: "Good for a first try, but... well, try again!"
Julian: *This of course calls for MORE HAMMER.*
Kenku tries to help Julian by making a flying strike at the door. (slam)
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* It flies clear off, revealing several old engines. And a single robot, who moves to defend the engines.
Dr. Robotnik: "Let's wipe that thing out!"
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik shoots at the thing's head.
Digifanatic: *Golf Club to the head this time.*
Julian's pretty much just in a blood fury by now and goes to smash the robot's head off with another hammer strike.
Oushi: *Dashes at the robot.*
Aribar shoots a weak bolt of lightning at the robot.
Metal Man (GM): It dodges Julian, but is hit by Digi and Robotnik. It is hit by Kenku. And by lightning. The robot is annihilated.
Dr. Robotnik: "Now... the bulkhead is too strong to penetrate even with the explosive chemicals my meter detects in here. That means..." He points at the wall. "We're taking the long route around it. Blast this wall apart!"
Julian: *FUCK YOU WALL.*
Oushi: *Shoots a beam of dark energy at the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Robotnik goes over and loads up on some weird containers with 'DANGER' labeled on them. The wall buckles from the laser and the hammer, but doesn't break. Yet.
Computer: "Course has been adjusted. Unknown interference in engineering section."
Metal Man (GM): The wall buckles some more. Eggman chuckles.
Oushi: *His dreads turn dark red as he dashes at the wall.*
Julian: "Man, my roll's off for some reason."
Metal Man (GM): Oushi smashes the wall over with his attack.
Digifanatic: "Well, that's a good start..." *tries to burn a hole through the wall magnifying-glass style via Light Ray.*
Metal Man (GM): Then the wall's hole is enlarged.
Julian: "And we're in."
Metal Man (GM): Behind the hole is a room nobody was supposed to get into: It's full of gears and stuff.
Digifanatic: *hops through the hole.*
Dr. Robotnik: "We're going to take a shortcut through the drive shaft."
Kenku squeezes through the hole.
Dr. Robotnik: "Try not to break anything. We'll be using it soon."
Julian: *Through the hole.*
Oushi: *Goes through the hole, his dreads slowly fading back to black.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks in. There's barely enough room to move down through this place full of large gears and computers. It's lit by a dim red light.
Aribar: .oO(When we go to lay siege on Eggman's bases, we'll have to take these indirect routes..)
Dr. Robotnik: "Fortunately, robots can't go in here for the same reason we have to be careful..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make their way out to the edge of an ominous pit. The only way across is a rotating drive shaft.
Dr. Robotnik: "...Anyone handy with machines who can help me here?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks over to a bunch of machines controlling the shaft.
Kenku: "Uhh... you saw how good I was on the ship."
Dr. Robotnik: "I'll set up a remote control so we can stop the shaft, then later start it up again. But this job is bigger than just I... as much as I'd like to pretend I can do the work of two people."
Digifanatic: "I might be able to help..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Very well."
Julian: "Not it."
Aribar: "We all saw how good Digi was on the ship. I vote that Kenku helps."
Kenku: "Fine, I guess."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay, I'll attach this. And you, Kenku... you take this highly scientific tool and jam it up while I do that."
Oushi: *Lays down, his hands behind his head.*
Metal Man (GM): He hands Kenku an electro-soldering iron. Then he points at a bunch of fancy looking circuits. Dr. Robotnik starts attaching the device. He's good.
Dragoshi: *Just... watches this go on.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): It's not the best job, but Kenku manages to interrupt it long enough. The shaft stops.
Kenku does his best to solder the circuit. He smiles, knowing that's about as good as he usually is.
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay. Let's get across before..." The group would see and hear a crowd of robots following behind them. "...They decide to repeal the anti-robot programming in here. Away!" He leaps onto the shaft and begins running.
Kenku follows Robotnik across the shaft, careful not to fall.
Computer: "Intruders identified in illegal section. Robots have been sent to deal with them." *KZBTK* "Unknown interference has interrupted shaft operation. Course deviating."
Oushi: *Stands up and skates across the shaft.*
Dark Force: *Psionically.* "What? How did you get there? Why are you there? I'll stop you somehow!"
Kenku: "Course Deviating? Deviating to where?"
Dr. Robotnik: "We've jammed the rudder, so to speak."
Dr. Robotnik: "It's probably not going to make its way to the planet, but we have to do better than just make it miss the planet."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run across. Lights turn on and alarms go off. The robots leap atop the shaft as the group just gets off it.
Dr. Robotnik: "Of course..."
Aribar: "I believe now we are doomed."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a remote and snickers.
Dr. Robotnik: "The robots don't know what I did."
Kenku: "I just hope there isn't something else in the ship's new circular path."
Metal Man (GM): He turns on the shaft again.
Computer: "Course is resuming."
Dark Force: "...Hah. See, you are fools."
Kenku: "Oh good. Or not.
Metal Man (GM): The robots fall off the shaft and into the abyss.
Dark Force: "...Or... not..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay... now for the fun part."
Metal Man (GM): He points at another wall.
Dr. Robotnik: "One last wall, and we're in."
Oushi: *Sighs and shoots a red beam at the wall.*
Julian: *Hammer? Hammer.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall bends from the first hit via the hammer. The wall is bashed in further by Bread and the 'Roll nuttin' laser. The Questers are now in an ancient control room.
Dr. Robotnik: "All right. Now..." He smirks. "This is where the real battle begins!"
Julian: "So you know how to work this shit, doc?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. It is, in fact, a more advanced version of what I use... and happens to sport impressive backwards compatibility! Which makes it... very vulnerable to my devices."
Digifanatic: "Oh, very nice."
Dr. Robotnik: "These people... they even stole some of my designs. Apparently they are from the future of my world. Or some relative thereof. Anyway..." He starts typing. "Based on what I know, Dark Force is too busy with the bomb to attack us directly."
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off. Doors begin opening.
Dr. Robotnik: "...So he's going to send all the robots after us."
Dr. Robotnik: "Your job will be to fight off an endless onslaught of robots."
Julian: "Ain't like we haven't done nothin' like that before."
Dr. Robotnik: "If you can keep them back long enough... I will take full control of the Dark Meteor. Heh heh hehh... Hah hah hah hah!"
Oushi: *Sighs as his dyed dreads turn a grayish color.
Dr. Robotnik: *Begins typing furiously.*
Digifanatic: "Alright, then..."
Kenku sets his sword in a position for wide strikes.
Computer: "Unknown information entered. Course is m'@!51519513!^@^^!@."
Dark Force: "Impressive, but you cannot defend the bridge forever!"
Metal Man (GM): The bulkhead into the bridge begins slowly opening. From the inside, literally, robot after robot is walking in. They're all just those basic humanoid robots.
Dragoshi: *Readies his blaster.* :x
Oushi: *Uses his left hand to flip out his katana with a flourish.*
Aribar looks about. He's surrounded by metal.
Metal Man (GM): Yeah... the Questers are on a ship embedded into a meteor.
Julian slowly pounds the hammer head into his open palm, waiting for the right time to strike.
Metal Man (GM): But... metal is a sort of rock.
Computer: "Course is glitching. Course is glitching. Aieeeeee!!!!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Hah hah hah hah!"
Metal Man (GM): There is only one opening through which the bots are coming. Which rips open to reveal five robots!
Aribar: "I'll try to hold the door closed! Or... Piffle."
Digifanatic: "Aribar, how long can you hold them back with Kinesis?"
Aribar: "I believe that I could hold the door shut for a decent amount of time."
Metal Man (GM): 5 robots are in view now, trying to walk in.
Julian is going to pound one of their goddamn heads in.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Oushi: *Decides to dash at one robot, trying to make him go flying.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It flies backwards into the jagged metal and takes
Oushi: *Slices the other robot next to him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Robot 1 is dead. Leaving 4 others.
Kenku tries to knock back the robots with a pair of wide slashes. (Cleave 1,2,3 Cleave 2,3,4)
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Robot 2 dies. Kenku attacks the horde like a lawnmower.
Digifanatic looks to go smack in Robot 3 with a Fire Punch, and then attacks with Icy Kick.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Robot 3 isn't dead yet.
Dragoshi: *Chuckles as he aims the Egg Blaster at Robots 3, 4, and 5, then proceeds to fire a shot that threatens all three at once! Oh no!*
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Hit. Hit. Dragoshi hit robot 4 and 5 with it.
Dragoshi: *Proceeds to smack Robot 3 with the Bread.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Robot 3 explodes.
Aribar points his sword towards door before flicking it towards the ground. In response to the movement, the bulkhead would (hopefully) begin to groan and close down as well. The Whallerian wants to conserve his strength, however, and doesn't hold his magic connection for too long; he is just gauging the power needed right now. Kinesis x 2.
Metal Man (GM): It folds shut. Aribar uses his maximum crushing power. Robots. They begin punching the door. It begins to get dented.
Dr. Robotnik: "Not bad for the first... period of time."
Computer: "Course has been deleted! Error! Errorerroerror!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Just a little bit more work, and we'll be home free."
Metal Man (GM): The door appears to be shut permanently. The robots make no attempt to break in after a moment. The group then hears some whirring through the air.
Aribar: "What is that noise and why do I not like it?"
Kenku: "There must be a maintenance shaft above us! Head up!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Ye--"
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Five flying disk things fly in the way the group came! They're... weird things with one eye. Much smaller. They're flying around the ceiling.
Julian: "The hell? Evil Frisbees?" *Julian sees the things fly in, Flash Kicks his way up to one and attempts to line it up with another flying disc thing and smash them together with rocket-powered ACTION!*
Metal Man (GM): They move around really fast. But Julian nails one with the hammer.
Julian: *And another hammer strike for the hell of it.*
Metal Man (GM): That one hits, too. One of the robots explodes. Julian swings again. Another one explodes. Dang, they're fragile.
Oushi: *Shoots a line of black flames at one of the things. Then he shoots another line of dark energy at the same thing.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Two hits... one KO. Two air discs remaining.
Kenku makes a quick leap and makes a drawing slash at one of the disks. Then he makes a second one.
Metal Man (GM): *Blam.* Two flying discs remaining.
Digifanatic tries to continue taking down #4 with another Fire Punch, and then let's toss a Light Ray in for good measure.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Only one remains.
Dragoshi: *Levels the blaster at the disk, and attempts to shoot it down!*
Metal Man (GM): It flies out of the way.
Dragoshi: *...Let's try that again.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi takes one of the dead discs and puts it on his head for a festive hat. Nothing happens.
Dragoshi: *...yeah, that was silly. anyway. Dragoshi tries to go for a three-way shot against both them thar robawts and the disc.*
Aribar first takes a look at the door to ensure that it is holding and then up at the ceiling to see if any more discs are coming down.
Metal Man (GM): Door is holding. No more discs at the moment. Ceiling isn't the hole; it's on the wall. The one the Questers used to enter the room with. They flew over the gap.
Aribar fires three quick, yet weak blasts of electricity at the last disc. White Lightning x 3.
Dr. Robotnik: "That should do it." *Presses a button.*
Computer: "Course set for Out of This Dimension! BZKTKZBTKB."
Dark Force: "You... you can't do that. I'll..." *Rumble.*
Samus: *Radio.* "I found this large section underneath the power core. It responds well to missiles."
Digifanatic: "Oh, that's interesting..."
Dark Force: "I'll destroy both of you--- you... Youuuuu!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM* *BLAM.*
Dr. Robotnik: "We have to get out of here, I am afraid. My hacking has damaged the ship... quite permanently. The way out is up!" He points at the ceiling. "Rip a hole through!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, no problem, as long as we know how to get out of here!"
Kenku jumps up and tries to slice out a hole.
Digifanatic tries to jab his golf club through the ceiling.
Dragoshi: *Attempts to blast the ceiling open!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers rip a hole in the ceiling. Some dead robots land in its wake. Robotnik climbs up and out.
Digifanatic: *jumps up and climbs out.*
Oushi: *Jumps on the control panel then does a backflip into the hole.*
Dragoshi: *Jumps on up and into the hole. Because he doesn't need your fanciness, thank you very much!*
Dark Force: "You leave me no choice..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now on the surface, about to the ship. A large sphere of darkness appears to block their way.
Aribar follows after the others and wonders what Dark Force's final act will be.
Metal Man (GM): It then forms into... a strange man wearing a cybernetic helmet, with a weird saber like device. Why, he's the man from that power plant earlier. The man who, with one attack, sent Deloth flying into Trevor's train. In the highly radioactive place. The entire place is rumbling, shaking. The man has a scar from when, apparently, he was attacked by a massive bolt of lightning.
Digifanatic: "Well, then..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick's strike on him during the HYDRA battle apparently made its mark.
Helmeted Man: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Eggman is unimpressed.
Aribar: "Could you possibly let us pass?"
Helmeted Man: "..."
Metal Man (GM): He continues to be in the way.
Dr. Robotnik: "I've gone too far to be stopped by some silent nitwit!" He aims his gun at the man's head. "Let us destroy him and defeat Dark Force once and for all!"
Metal Man (GM): The man readies his saber.
Digifanatic: "I think we have no other choice... I think... how long until this warps into the other dimension?"
Aribar holds up his own blade defensively. "I'll provide supporting fire; let us finish this quickly."
Oushi: "I can do massive damage to him... But I will almost die myself..."
Dragoshi: *Also holds up his weapons defensively.*
Digifanatic: "Well, if what we've seen before is an indication, you won't die, but... you'll be out for a while..."
Kenku looks to the others and decides to also set into a defensive stance.
Metal Man (GM): MEGA BATTLE: QUESTERS AND EGGMAN Vs. THE MASKED MAN.
Dr. Robotnik: "I know somewhat about this person. He is very tough." He presses a button on his gun. "But he is not tough enough to match my GENIUS!"
Kenku charges the man, and once he sees he close, closes stances and attempts to force the blade into his shoulder or through the oncoming block. He then draws it back and thrusts it at the guys chest. (Slam, Thrust)
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dr. Robotnik: "You are but a mockery of what true technology can do!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button and gains weird red gauntlets. He then runs up to the Masked Man and goes to... punch him to death. He hits twice, punching the Masked Man hard in the face. The Masked Man surveys the scene silently. He then waves his staff, and a giant wave of fire flies at Kenku!!! Kenku is thrown backwards, on fire. He then waves the wand again, aiming at Eggman. Eggman is thrown back as well.
Dr. Robotnik: "ARGH!"
Metal Man (GM): He then clenches his teeth and waves his wand again, causing a shockwave of kinetic energy to threaten Oushi, Aribar, Dragoshi, and Digi.
Dragoshi: *Hops over the shockwave!*
Aribar tries to leap over the wave of energy!*
Metal Man (GM): Only Aribar is hit... .
Oushi: *Flips over the wave.
Metal Man (GM): The Masked Man stares at the Questers, with a wave of despair and hatred in his eyes. He begins powering up.
Oushi: *Tries to end the powering up by smashing into him with a katana!*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit. He continues powering up. Oushi would feel a similar vibe to his own from this person. But instead of being emo, it seems to be... pure rage... which if anything is gaining power from pain he takes.
Oushi: *Snipes the flying man with a line of dark energy.* "Who are you..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Masked Man: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Oushi would feel the presence of great evil and hatred.
Aribar holds Sunlight about his head. Five colored orbs of energy spark into existence; one for fire, earth, lightning, water, and force. He brings his sword down to point at the Masked Man and sends the orbs of magic spiraling towards him! Ele x 5!
Metal Man (GM): He growls inhumanly as he's hit with a busload of magic energy. Trivia: Aribar is on this guy's level, magic wise. He just can't throw as many as he can.
Dragoshi: *Just aims the Blaster at the Masked Man, and opens fire on him thrice!*
Metal Man (GM): He stands there as the first shot misses. Then deflects the other one with his wand. Then the third one flies over his head.
Oushi: "If you tell me who you are I won't kill you..."
Digifanatic: *Okay, let's try to end this one with a big smack. Golf Club to the midsection cause why not?* *Cause no.*
Metal Man (GM): He parries. The Masked Man stares at the Questers, wondering just how they got so strong. The Questers can almost feel how betrayed he feels right now... Dr. Eggman stares at him, a gloating stance, ready to continue bashing him with his teckno-hands. And somewhere... Red Text watches. Suitably impressed... for he himself never thought that Masked Man would be defeated... or even brought to a draw. The Masked Man seems to be hatred, sadness, and rage personified. Dr. Eggman and the group, however, aren't going to be bullied by this, hence this fight continues.
Masked Man: "..." He says nothing.
Dr. Robotnik: "Bah. He uses MAGIC? But... he's being kept alive with cybernetics! Whoever made him must have been a fool!" He runs up to punch the helmet of the Masked Man some more, with his own Robotnik POWER GLOVES. Gee, wonder who Robotnik ripped off when he made those?
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik hits but once, as he is parried twice.
Masked Man: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The Masked Man frowns darkly as he summons a wave of darkness at Eggman. Eggman manages to leap out of the way, running at speeds no one thought he could do.
Masked Man: "..."
Metal Man (GM): The Masked Man then turns to Aribar and waves his wand, conjuring forth a beam of ice.
Aribar holds up his fiery sword while diving to the side!
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is frozen for a split second, and takes damage. The Masked Man then waves his wand again, creating an explosion noise and hurling a semicircle shockwave at all of the Questers and Eggman. Eggman... good god. The Questers see the fat man FLY over the wave with a giant leap. The Masked Man's anger intensifies at Eggman.
Aribar: "B-by Wh-whaller, I am getting tired of being froze--Gah!" *The half-elf tries to time a Rejoin spell so that he can avoid this killing blow!*
Metal Man (GM): One would begin to wonder how horrible it would be to fight Robotnik themselves.
Dr. Robotnik: "Ha ha ha ha. I am too smart for you, emotional fool! I am the EGGMAN!"
Rinith: *is hit as he walks out of the ship form some quick mediation.*
Oushi: *His dyed dreads turn dark red as he shoots beams while spinning.*
Metal Man (GM): The Masked Man is hit in the eye by one beam. He growls and deflects the other one.
Aribar is panting; tired from the fight. His sword droops down by his side, nearly dropping. The half-elf summons five more orbs of electricity and fires them at the Masked Man; likely the mage's last action in this battle.
Metal Man (GM): He stares at Aribar hatefully after this action.
Dragoshi: *Once again re-aims his blaster at the masked guy, and continues opening fire.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, miss. He parries the other two. Dragoshi shoots a hole in his shoulder.
Digifanatic tries a ballistic series of moves that might be a bit risky, but hopefully, something will pay off somewhere. He starts off by hitting MM low with an Icy Kick and high with a Light Ray before running back and slipping one of those barriers on Aribar.
Aribar looks up as a barrier surrounds him. He glances about and looks to Digi before nodding in thanks... And then a look of realization dawns on the mage's face. "We need to get out of here as fast as possible, right?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Perhaps." He points to the bloody, torn up Masked Man. "But this person should probably die for getting in our way. He's evil to the core!"
Metal Man (GM): He is hit by that first Icy Kick. The Light Ray missed.
Rinith blinks and winces after being hit by the surprise blast. "So... you guys are fighting someone else now, any reason I should help?" Until he got an answer, he would just up and defend himself for this turn, even though he felt something quite odd about the masked man.
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He looks at Rinith like he's crazy. "Yes, this man with a helmet will kill us all and block our escape from this about to explode Meteor. Please do nothing."
Julian: *And Julian's here! DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS (Tell me do ya know)?!*
Metal Man (GM): It's Oxford Encyclopedia time!
Julian: *THAT TOO.* *Hammer please hurt 'em.*
Metal Man (GM): He parries the first. Then he stumbles is hit. Finally, he just falls over and gets smashed.
Dr. Robotnik: "Enough of you!" He goes to pick up the Masked Man and pummel him.
Metal Man (GM): He punches the Masked Man mercilessly, hurling him backwards. The Masked Man stands up, creaky and heavily damaged. He stares at the group. Then he... walks out of the way.
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, that's good enough for me!" He looks left, then right... then runs for the ship.
Digifanatic: "Huh?" *follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Samus' ship flies off in the distance, and the Questers get a crackly radio message.
Dragoshi: *Runs on along.*
Aribar shuffles into the ship.*
Rinith: "And I had not do a thing."
Digifanatic: *picks up his radio.*
Samus: *Radio.* "Dark Force is trapped now. He tried to destroy me personally and I hit him with a large piece of debris. He used a lot of his energy on the bomb, but realized he couldn't make it powerful enough... just after it was too late. Then he said something about one of his men defecting???"
Metal Man (GM): The Masked Man surrounds himself in a sphere of energy, then flies straight off into space.
Dragoshi: "Well, that... was a thing."
Samus: *Radio.* "Apparently, his servant was not pleased to be given an unstoppable challenge."
Julian: *And sure, Julian went with them.*
Samus: *Radio.* "You should... get going now, before the ship's full acceleration kicks in. Samus out." *KSHT.*
Oushi: *Walks to the ship.*
Dragoshi: *Runs into the ship.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Programming in the coordinates.* "Well. That wasn't so hard, now was it?"
Rinith: *stands in the entrince of the ship still, leaning on an edge "I take it were going back in space now, huh?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Of course... I did this for a reason..." He points to you. "I want you to remember what I showed you."
Digifanatic: *pockets radio.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I tire of people who follow the normal path, and who just attack head-on. And many of our common enemies are too intelligent to be fooled by this anymore. A true GENIUS like myself needs rivals who will be a challenge... once we deal with the last one." He smirks and laughs.
Metal Man (GM): The ship goes to take off, without much of a problem.
Rinith: "Last one?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would hear some telekinetic mumbling in the distance.
Aribar: "So you want us to destroy the walls of your... base?"
Julian: "Red Text, he means. So what're you proposin', doc?"
Dark Force: "Your victory will only increase the suffering you have cursed yourselves with..."
Aribar goes to explain what he meant, but then listens in on the message..
Dark Force: "The enemy who put you up to this is no different from me... and that is why I was not prepared... but I will be... when I ret--" *BAM* The Dark Meteor flies away and explodes.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hah! No return for him... even if anything survived that... it's flying away from this universe at extremely high speeds!"
Digifanatic: *takes a look at the planet they've been residing on just to make sure it's okay.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Red Text... Red... Ted... Red Text."
Metal Man (GM): Digi would see the planet. It's okay.
Digifanatic: "Alright, two more to go, I believe."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, to be honest, I don't have a clue. He has this ship there." He points to the satellite. "It has a force field powered by the very planet we want to save. I was hoping to find something on the Dark Meteor, but it appears there will be no easy solution for this one. Perhaps you may need to research a bit. In any event, I must take the ship back to my base!"
Metal Man (GM): He sets a course for Eggmanland.
Dr. Robotnik: "I am quite sure most of you are tired, and the ship needs more fuel."
Aribar: "I have still seen little reason to be rid of Red Text. He has helped at least as much as he has hindered."
Dr. Robotnik: "Of course... you can evaluate your options. I have an incredible space-worthy ship, and your Galactic Friends have made a base. I don't see Red Text doing much myself."
Metal Man (GM): The ship goes to re-enter the atmosphere, almost casually.
Digifanatic: "Eh... it's okay. We're done with that test, and the Meteor is hopefully nothing more than an afterthought right now, AND we didn't exhaust the planet up doing it."
Oushi: *Reclines in a chair.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands. Of course, just as the Questers are about to leave the ship, Red walks in.
Red: "I assume you are the people Marley wanted me to talk to. Er. He was... calling."
Dr. Robotnik: "GUN? Bah." He flips through his messages.
Metal Man (GM): Message 1 - "That satellite's taking more and more pow"--
Dr. Robotnik: "Boring!"
Metal Man (GM): Message 2 - "Something is shaking up the entire pla--"
Dr. Robotnik: "Bah!"
Metal Man (GM): Message 3 - "You've got to do something about Red T--"
Dr. Robotnik: "Duh!"
Metal Man (GM): Message 4 - "LARGE EXPLOSION DESTROY PLANET IF YOU NO STOP RED TEXT!"
Dr. Robotnik: "Finally, a message I don't have to wait forever to understand."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over and presses some buttons.
Dr. Robotnik: "Mwoohoohoohoo. Looks like Red Text has been using this time to... charge the planet? Now that is strange. Of course. You are entitled to your rest... 'Questers.' Please take care of anything important you needed to do before we start on this. We have time, and... it will be complicated."
Aribar: "I thought he was charging the planet to destroy the meteor."
Digifanatic: "Actually, he was kinda... reverse charging the planet."
Digifanatic: "Thank you."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes, and no." He takes up the monitor and shows it to you. "Basically, he is doing a bunch of stupid things which will cause the planet to explode." He scratches his head.
Dragoshi: .oO(Really. Reverse charging?)
Aribar: "In any case, he was going to destroy the planet to destroy the meteor. Which he shouldn't need to do any more. Can we talk to him?"
Dr. Robotnik: "He was draining it before. Now he's just... I don't even know what he's doing now. Well." He types some text. "I'm not getting any responses. So I'd say no. Pah. He just likes being mysterious, is what I say. So... get your final plans dealt with, and then by the time you return we can finish this... confusing gobbledegook Red Text is doing. Whatever it is."
Oushi: *Lays down on something soft.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Begins building... something...*
Rinith: *watches absently.* "Still got that scanner Digi?"
Digifanatic: .oO(I still don't think I had told him my nickname, but...)
Rinith: "Didn't someone have some sort of scanning thing?"
Digifanatic: "Maybe Garrick you're thinking about?"
Aribar: "I half wish there was some Mushroom farm or Red Potion shop that we could set up connections with to get a cheap supply of healing items... Or even if we could find a place with curative magic to learn; it's becoming suicidal to not possess some healing means."