Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 42: Crazy Ivan's Revenge
Date: February 21st, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): The group was on the Red Station. They had survived several little trials... only to be stuck just before the bottom floor. They're on the 4th floor of 5; the floors go backwards on this space station. The way ahead is blocked by a massive gray wall, made of a steel alloy. It is flexible and has resisted a firm pummeling. Accompanying the group is a robot... one of Red Text's. There's no seeming way ahead... and Red Text promised he'd share his true plan with the Questers if you could find him, too.
Digifanatic: "Okay, is it possible there's a way to teleport past the wall?"
Metal Man (GM): It's solid, and one can even see out through an oddly angled window that there is a room on the other side of the wall.
Andrew: "I don't suppose you have an idea, Robot the Robot?"
Kenku presses his hand up against the wall, to see how rigid it is.
Robot: "Of course not, usually it opens for me."
Metal Man (GM): The wall flexes to absorb the push from Kenku. It's a small porthole. And leads to outer space.
Robot: "Teleporting? Well, if you had a teleporter, it would be useful."
Andrew: "Anyone who has a blade should stick it in the window and cut downwards."
Kenku decides to see how well it flexes by making a shoulder charge into it.
Robot: "The window leads to space!"
Digifanatic: "Uh, and that'll allow the vacuum of space to enter this room."
Andrew: "Or not, whoops, ignore that."
Metal Man (GM): The wall flexes and bounces Kenku back when he hits it.
Deloth raises his hand. "Teleporter present."
Digifanatic: "But yes, Robot, we have at least two of us that are--there ya go."
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his sword, and attempts to cut a doorway-sized hole in the wall.* :V
Kenku stumbles back. "Hmmmm."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi can't seem to cut the wall. It's too tough.
Digifanatic: "I wonder where he found or how he made this material."
Deloth just tries to Vortex past the wall.
Andrew just tries to walk though it slowly.
Aribar: "Could we attempt to pull the wall back?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes right through the wall. On the other hand is a conveniently located switch to recall the wall.
Digifanatic: "Hello? Can you hear me?"
Deloth whacks that. Pulls. Pushes. Whichever.
Metal Man (GM): The wall opens up, and the way ahead is clear. A nice little staircase awaits the Questers.
Deloth: "Smooth as silk."
Andrew walks up those~
Digifanatic: *walks ahead.*
Aribar follows behind the others.*
Dragoshi: *Descends up into the staircase! ...actually, no. He just walks up it. A-yep.*
Kenku does the same.
Metal Man (GM): It goes down.
Oushi: *Glides on up.*
Dragoshi: *Moves on down, then.*
Oushi: "I need to stay out of my stash, I have no clue where we are..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach an average sized... one large room. It has glass windows about, with nothing more than steel bars holding them in place.
Kenku enters the carefully.
Metal Man (GM): A massive computer system behind several walls of glass and steel mesh are on the other side.
Digifanatic: *walks in.*
Kenku looks over at the computer system, and wonders.
Andrew: "... Oh my word, it's ginormous~"
Digifanatic: "Yes it is."
Andrew starts drooling.
Deloth: "...See, now I'm suspicious."
Digifanatic: "Do tell."
Deloth walks over and knocks on one of the glass windows cautiously.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth knocks on it, and a digitized voice booms over an intercom. Still no appearance of a person.
Oushi: *Snaps his finger in front of Andrew's face.*
Red Text: "So you have come. I see you took your time. I must admit that you have been very resourceful. None have passed six of my seven tests before."
Deloth: "Nice to not see you too, RT."
Red Text: "Look around you... this is how I have watched all that is below."
Aribar: "Others have attempted this challenge?"
Metal Man (GM): Screens... all over the place.
Andrew: "And died, obviously~ It seems RED TEXT is setting us up to do something..."
Deloth: "So what? Are you nothing more than a program in this computer?"
Red Text: "I will not say. For now comes the time of the most important decision you will make for a long time."
Kenku: "Hey Red Text... a question for you... what's your connection with Eggman?"
Deloth: "Didn't figure you would..."
Red Text: "My plan is to protect this world from the damage of instability. In pursuit of this goal I have stopped at nothing. Are you with me, or against me?"
Kenku: "Instability? Aren't you causing it yourself?"
Digifanatic: "Explain why the planet would be otherwise instable had it not been for you."
Red Text: "I will accept none other than a group consensus, and once the choice has been made, it cannot be revoked. For ultimately my behavior decides whether I am your friend or enemy. You have been to Kanto, have you not? That is some of the instability I would... correct."
Digifanatic: "We have, at least twice."
Red Text: "Have you not noticed that Dark Force came from another realm and surely would have damaged the entire planet irrevocably?"
Deloth: "Yeah, yeah, we took care of him and we can take care of you."
Andrew: "D-E-F-I-N-E Instability."
Kenku: "Wouldn't using that giant laser with the planets energy done the same?!?"
Oushi: "If not for instability I wouldn't be here..."
Red Text: "I will not justify my actions to you any further. It is your choice."
Dragoshi: "Yeah, we've been to Kanto. Both experiences were... surreal, to say the least."
Digifanatic: .oO(Especially with two non-Pokemon somehow accepting TMs...)
Oushi: "Red, You need to loosen up, man."
Andrew: "Look, red text, I have see too many bad sci-fi movies in order to side with you without explanation."
Aribar: "I must say, Red Text, that the way you have presented yourself to a potential ally has left you looking suspicious at best, and dangerous and capable of causing further instability at worst."
Andrew stands beside Deloth~
Red Text: "If you let fantasy color your perceptions, then you are more unstable than I thought."
Digifanatic: *whispers to Dragoshi.* "What's the chance he's lying about the instability part?"
Deloth: "We're unstable. That's part of our JOB." *He taps his own head.* "Stable people go unstable very quickly."
Red Text: "The same could be said as to the usage of the planet's energy. Are we not similar?"
Oushi: "How would you even correct the instability?"
Andrew: "You're a guy who talks in red text. Dear god, it's like the pot calling the kettle black."
Dragoshi: *Whispers to Digi.* "Minimal."
Deloth: *to Andrew.* "Red."
Kenku: "In the end... siding with any one side unless we truly trust them doesn't favor us at all. I vote No."
Digifanatic: *w* "Correcting the instability, I apologize."
Aribar: "Personally, I believe that we should do what we can to amend any instability and chaos we cause, lest we unleash another Void or X-Zone upon the world."
Red Text: "And that is the sort of plan I have. Of course... you seem to dislike such an idea..."
Oushi: "I can swing any way..."
Deloth: "Exactly, Ari. And why trust the untrustworthy when we can make it a DIY project?"
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Which is basically what we've done, on and off, over the last ten or so years..."
Andrew: "What we dislike is when we do not have all the facts. Also, the whole binding contract thing never works out well. EVER."
Oushi: "So you plan on correcting the instability by killing everyone, Isn't that like correcting a race's suicidal actions by killing the race?"
Deloth: "I can't speak for Not-Me, assuming he's still using my body, but I vote no. We'll do it ourselves, thanks."
Red Text: "There is no contract." He chuckles. "I will choose whether to help you or harm you... based on your reaction. This is... the seventh test."
Digifanatic: "May I ask one more question, Red Text?"
Red Text: "If I may ask you one in return, yes."
Aribar: "When have we ever worked alone in the past? We've always been ordered about by some higher power; typically Mewtwo, Metal Man, or Wolfman. Personally, I see no reason to trust Red Text, or to not trust him."
Deloth: "Besides, I've always liked the hands-on approach, anyways..."
Digifanatic: "Okay, you may go first."
Andrew: *mumbles.* "Once the choice has been made, it cannot be revoked." *mumbles.*
Red Text: "Why do you distrust me when I have helped you throughout your entire quest, never once used my unfair knowledge to harm you, and instead of trying to trick you into some deal, allow you to tell me which behavior I should have instead?"
Oushi: "What's in it for you, if you stop the instability?"
Aribar: "What did Bond exactly do for us?"
Digifanatic: "Because we do not know of your identity. You keep yourself shrouded behind everything you have in this building..."
Deloth: "...Oushi, let Digi ask the questions, please..."
Oushi: "Why? My question is valid and deserves a serious answer?"
Digifanatic: "If we were able to interact with you in a manner much more direct than text messaging most of the time, we would be able to understand you more easily."
Red Text: "You yourself should know how many foes you get when you fight instability. My hidden nature is the only way I've managed to amass so much useful, world-saving information."
Deloth: "Yes, but not now, okay? Thanks."
Red Text: "I fight the instability for the same reason you do."
Digifanatic: "The reason why we got along with our previous bosses much better is because they were with us all the time. We had regular conversations and eye contact just about every day, even when we weren't on missions."
Red Text: "I would not be your boss, merely an informant."
Red Text: "As I am now. You have disregarded what I have said constantly. Do you see me doing anything about it?"
Deloth: "Squealing at us through instant messaging?"
Andrew: "Deloth, your wit I adore~"
Digifanatic: "Now, may I just please ask my question, for curiosity purposes?"
Red Text: "Ask what you may, but I can sense your distrust... it is quite ironic."
Digifanatic: "According to Dr. Robotnik, the planet we have been inhabiting used to be nothing more than the continent of Mobius before other realms became etched into the surface of the planet. What were you doing before all of that happened?"
Oushi: *Lays on the ground and takes out something small and glass.*
Red Text: "I know how this came to pass and what great danger awaits us all. But if you do not trust me, such information is wasted on you."
Deloth: "In other words, you're throwing a temper tantrum."
Digifanatic: "No, I don't want to know why other realms started appearing on this planet, I just want to know what you used to do before this planet became instable."
Kenku sits there just thinking.
Red Text: "Does it matter if you distrust everything I say?"
Digifanatic: "We haven't made our decision yet."
Oushi: *Lights one end of the thing and inhales. Offers it to Kenku.*
Deloth: "Yes. Telling us might make us distrust you a little less."
Red Text: "For the answer to your question, look yourselves in the mirror."
Kenku looks at Oushi. "Nooo thank you."
Deloth: "I do. Every morning."
Oushi: *Shrugs, puts it away.*
Red Text: "And what does the person in that mirror do?"
Oushi's dyed dreads turn a light shade of gray.*
Andrew: "He programs computers, has fun and works to save people from idiots who think they know everything~"
Deloth: "Wishes he had his girlfriend back and praises not having to shave anymore?"
Red Text: "If you are too dense to realize what your occupation is, then I should revise my tests. I swear you had a deep thinker in your group somewhere..."
Oushi: "Throws himself into a self destructive spiral filled with suicide attempts and the occasional use of drugs."
Deloth: "What, are you suggesting that old 'murderers for hire' chestnut again?"
Aribar: "That is one way to look at it, Deloth."
Deloth: "Please. I've already justified every life I took."
Andrew: "Deep thinker? Hurr Durr Narf~"
Dragoshi: *Just leans against the wall, and listens to the conversation...*
Red Text: "Do you call yourself a murderer for hire? I thought not."
Deloth: "Considering I don't know WHAT to call myself yet, no."
Digifanatic: "I don't consider myself a murderer, just someone who helps keep the peace. Or at least tries to..."
Deloth: "What am I supposed to do, walk up and say 'heyyyy, you're one nice-looking cat-like freak of nature with tentacles sprouting from his back on command'?"
Julian: *And Julian gets off of autofollow.* "Hey, Red Text, if it's any consolation, I believe ya; More than 'botnik anyway."
Aribar: "We've always fought on the side that we, or our bosses, thought was for 'the greater good.' All that Red Text appears to want to give us is information; info that could help us fight for the 'greater good.'"
Julian: "I'm lucky I was able to get some weaponry offa him 'fore he turns on us again."
Deloth: "Or, Ari, it could screw us over."
Dragoshi: *Nods in response to Julian.*
Oushi: *Takes out the glass thing again.*
Julian: "It ain't like we're bindin' our souls to him or somethin'."
Digifanatic: "As I said before, we haven't made our decision yet. If you just showed your face and your said your name to us, it may or may not influence how much we trust you."
Aribar: "We've worked on information from Robotnik, and we -know- he is untrustworthy."
Kenku just sighs "I seem to have spoken to soon. I'm a rookie of this group, who has only been here a day, so I will go whatever way works..."
Deloth: "Incidentally, you wouldn't happen to know anything about Not-Me, I suppose."
Metal Man (GM): Red Text is silent for a moment.
Julian: "...Are we?"
Dragoshi: "We aren't."
Red Text: "Yes, this is who I wanted to talk to. Julian. What organization do you belong to?"
Oushi: "I don't care where we go, I'm gust a guy looking to for something to do." *Inhale.*
Julian: "None that exist."
Red Text: "...What about ones which don't exist?"
Aribar: .oO(Should I be offended that Julian's classified as the deep thinker of the group?)
Deloth: "...Are you attempting to get existential with us?"
Red Text: "Well, if you're not willing to think in broad, obvious terms, you may never know what my previous occupation was."
Julian: "Technically? The Questers. My production company too, but that shit got blown all ta hell, so it ain't like it matters anymore."
Deloth: "Lemme guess, RT. Your profession was... manipulative jackass?"
Kenku: "wait? you mean you were something like a Quester?"
Andrew: "Gaia? God Complex?"
Red Text: "Yes! Duh! Duhhhhh!!!" *Head bonking noise.* "I should have just put a sign asking you what you were as a test. Then you would never have gotten in here."
Julian: "Do you ever stop runnin' yo' goddamn mouth, Del?"
Aribar: "... You aren't serious, are you?"
Deloth: "Once per week, yes, Julian."
Oushi: *Stares off into space.*
Red Text: "That is the piece of information I will give you. I was once a Quester. But not one any of you saw." He pauses. "So, going to declare war on me yet? I have a time schedule and you're eating into my 'Die at the hands of the Questers' time."
Digifanatic: "Please calm down, guys. We'll never be able to make a solid decision if we keep arguing..."
Deloth: "YOU were a Quester? Please."
Dragoshi: .oO(You say that as if they're actually going to make any solid decisions.)
Digifanatic: *to Deloth.* "See, if I told him to just tell us who we is, I wouldn't have to worry about going through a list of Questers that we may or may not have significantly encountered..."
Julian: "Can't fight somethin' ya can't see."
Deloth: "Fine, RT. WHICH Quester were you?"
Aribar: "What do you mean? I was one of the first Questers; I've seen almost every single soul who called him or herself a Quester. Was there some covert group of Questers or something?"
Digifanatic: "Maybe this dimension's and the name is a coincidence."
Red Text: "The last one ever. But I will say no more until I know whether you wish to kill me or not."
Deloth: "No. Now."
Julian: "Look, I got no beef with you."
Digifanatic: "The last one ever... Mr. Macgregor?"
Dragoshi: "Last one ever... Okay..."
Red Text: "As I was saying... you have your choice. Do you wish to be my friend... or enemy?"
Kenku: "I am too much of a rookie here... I'll abstain."
Andrew: "You know what? If there is time travel involved, I am going to break something."
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, that'd explain why we haven't seen him.)
Red Text: "There is no time travel whatsoever. In fact, my mission partially includes stopping any such rubbish."
Deloth: "I WISH to know who the hell you claim to be."
Red Text: "Too bad... that is all you are getting." Silence reigns in the semi-spacious room.
Julian: "Well if you stop askin' him all the damn time he might tell us." *Looks to where the voice is emanating from.* "I'm coo', if you're cool."
Oushi: "This is dragging on faaaaar to long, will somebody decide already?"
Deloth nudges Digi. "Let's stonewall until he cracks."
Aribar: "I believe we should side with Red Text."
Julian: "Ari knows what's up."
Andrew: "I think so too~ Just after one question Red Text; Free will, what are your plans about it?"
Metal Man (GM): It's coming from two loudspeakers, above a series of glass walls and steel mesh which protects some computers behind it.
Red Text: "Free will is something all people should have, if they don't already."
Deloth narrows his eyes and tries to glimpse of the computer. He looks for monitors on it, displays, anything.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth sees nothing more than red LEDs. And it's a bit murky past all those walls and barriers.
Deloth: "So what's the computer for?"
Andrew: "Sorry Del, going to have to side with Ari and the rest."
Deloth: "Oh, come ON. You're willing to trust someone we've never seen, we don't know what his overarching plan is, we don't even have a NAME..."
Julian: "For bein' a goddamn computer. What's your alternative? We spend the rest'a our lives in this room? Workin' for Eggman?"
Red Text: "The computer is used to... you guessed it... type red text with!"
Dragoshi: "...I have a question of my own. It's not really important, but... Do you have any headache meds?"
Red Text: "WoooOOOooooo!!!"
Dragoshi: .oO(I have a feeling I'm going to need them.)
Digifanatic: "Like Julian said, this is not a binding situation..."
Kenku: "Eggman is not someone I want to work with much longer..."
Julian: "Motherfucker's got a goddamn Space Station that controls all the planet's energy! I'd rather side with 'em than against 'em."
Andrew: "He is deadpan snarking~ I like him a bit more~"
Red Text: "I simply wish to know whether you're an ally or an enemy. What you do afterwards is your choice. Personally, I'd rather kill some more of Dark Force's goons, but. I know you might prefer to kill me, because... that's what you do. I don't blame you."
Digifanatic: "And if we do happen to have some sort of conflict with the guy, perhaps we can have a mutual split."
Red Text: "So then, is Deloth the only one who still opposes being my ally?"
Andrew: "... Hur dur. Stop with the passive aggressive Hannibal lecture. It grates on my nerves~"
Deloth: "I have a better idea. Let's kill Eggman AND Red Text."
Dragoshi: *Watches as his question flies under RT's radar.* "Looks like it." .oO(Shitstorm approaching...)
Digifanatic: .oO(Settle down... settle down...)
Red Text: "Then. I shall ask for your final, binding vote... do you wish to be my ally or enemy? Say which and no other word so I can... count..."
Kenku says "Well... if everybody is saying this is the best path... Ally."
Red Text: "I didn't want to reveal my occupation... but... if that's your vote, then."
Metal Man (GM): The ten barriers open up one after another, revealing a British Gentleman wearing a red top hat and with a red monocle. He is drinking a cup of tea.
Red Text: "I guess I will have to save the large, people smashing machine for later."
Metal Man (GM): He is sitting by a computer. And a large machine which was hidden behind all the barriers.
Deloth: "The Doorman, I take it."
Digifanatic: "I believe I've seen worse."
Oushi: "Got anything to eat? Nice monocle by the way."
Julian: "...'Bout what I expected."
Red Text: "Doorwhat? I am Red Text. That is my name. Yes! My name." He shrugs. "I don't remember much. I was warped into your world just as it exploded."
Aribar narrows his eyes as he looks the man over. He wonders if he ever saw the man before.
Deloth: "...Guess we beat all the sense out of you last time."
Andrew: "Oooh, is that the evil/hero overworld generator DX Alpha core CPU with byte processing in a googolplex?"
Kenku looks over at the man as he explains.
Aribar: "... So you're another random person that warped in to join us?"
Digifanatic: .oO(I have a feeling this may not be over yet.)
Red Text: "Then I was thrown DIRECTLY into this one without explanation, although I deduced I was a Quester from watching you."
Digifanatic: "How can you say that without ever having fought with us or actually being in our group?"
Andrew is currently red-drooling over the cpus.
Deloth leans over, putting his face directly in front of Digi's. "Because he's a presumptuous bastard. Which is what I was saying earlier, I believe."
Dragoshi: *Chuckles as he sees Andrew re-drool over the CPUs.*
Red Text: "I have my reasons." *He straightens up.* "Now I will tell you what I am doing."
Metal Man (GM): He shows an image of Deloth teleporting through the barrier.
Andrew: "Computer Nerd Senses Tingling..."
Deloth narrows his eyes. "Oh, not this crap AGAIN..."
Andrew hugs the computer system.
Red Text: "Teleporters are a horrible, terrible, no good thing, and they serve only to damage this world."
Digifanatic: "Andrew, please..."
Julian: "Damn straight."
Digifanatic: "...stop... that..."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much."
Deloth: "Flattered. What's your point?"
Red Text: "I have taken the power of the planet so as to..." He watches Andrew. "Yes. Feel free to hug it. I built it myself. Being stuck in space does one wonders." He continues. "...ensure it is safe from world-destroying catastrophes."
Metal Man (GM): He flicks a switch. You hear several explosions, some rattling, and a single beep.
Red Text: "All the teleporters in the world have now been destroyed."
Aribar: "That is a rather bold statement."
Deloth: "I think you missed one."
Digifanatic: "...including the one we used to get here. Two if you count Aribar."
Red Text: "But you're not on the planet, Deloth."
Deloth: "So what? Now you're going to keep me up here?"
Red Text: "And I know you would oppose me modifying you." He smirks. "But someone else has been using your body."
Julian: "You think you can get whatever's in his head out?"
Red Text: "It just so happens all those weird things that happen to you are linked to this being."
Oushi: "You have anything to eat? I'd rather fly than teleport myself."
Digifanatic: "Indeed. He said he would reveal himself once we settled these matters with you."
Red Text: "At a cost."
Julian: "How much are we talkin' here?"
Red Text: "The teleportation is a byproduct of this being."
Deloth puts his hands on his sword hilts, slowly pulling them out. He really, really, REALLY doesn't like where this conversation is steering.
Red Text: "It will be replaced by something less likely to slowly mutate your friend into a plane-shifting abomination."
Digifanatic: "Slowly mutate? This was just a one-time transformation..."
Julian: "So what we gotta do? Kill him?"
Aribar puts a hand on the hilt of his own sword. He doesn't want to be stabbed in the back. Again. "Not particularly, Digi."
Deloth: "Besides, I think the brakes have been put on that some time ago, thank you very much."
Andrew: "Mmph, Can this thing run ES4 without crashing~"
Aribar: "He was different when we came here. He grew the tentacles. He got that tattoo. He has changed over time."
Red Text: "Kill him? Heavens, no."
Kenku: "Red, if I may ask... do you plan to return the energy to the planet once the teleporters are gone?"
Digifanatic: "I think the tattoo was something he had before we came here. We just never noticed it or something."
Red Text: "I have the power of the entire planet. Surely I can zap a spectral poltergeist and repair a world-damaging ability."
Digifanatic: "Same with the tentacles; I think he had them all along since this realm but instead, he never noticed them."
Red Text: "The power of the planet shall be returned once my work is done. And that shall be done shortly." He points to Deloth. "Do you prefer to be possessed or not?"
Deloth: *calmly.* "It's looking tempting, compared to the alternative."
Red Text: "Well." He sips some tea. "It is your choice. Not mine."
Julian: "Man up an' get this thing outta yo' head so we can get outta here. 'Sides, I don't think anyone'a us likes the idea of you goin' psycho again."
Red Text: "Which causes me to mention another outstanding issue... the reason I needed all that power to begin with. Some realms on this world have been cursed... warped in incorrectly... stuck together... broken. You have been to one of them."
Oushi: "You got some more tea?"
Digifanatic: "Yes, we have."
Red Text: "...Yes." He takes the teapot and pours some more tea for himself. "Using the power of the planet, I can heal these fractures."
Oushi: "Can I have some?"
Red Text: "No." He chuckles. "Kidding." He pours Oushi a cup... he has a whole tea service on the table. He puts it on the edge for Oushi to take.
Julian: "...Is there gonna be any more power left afta' you do alla this?"
Oushi: "Thanks, I like you already." *Takes the cup and sip quietly, his dyed dreads turning a pleasing shade of white.*
Andrew is still hugging the computer.
Digifanatic: "How much do you value your teleportation abilities?"
Deloth: "Quite a bit, thank you."
Red Text: "Plenty of power, it is an entire planet, and regenerates. Especially since healing the planet... allows it to regenerate faster."
Digifanatic: "Okay... let me get to part two."
Red Text: "Now... the other part of my history." He drinks the tea. "I saw this planet made."
Digifanatic: "We've seen how Red Text always seems to mention you yet he's never said anything about Aribar's ability to teleport..."
Red Text: "I landed in Mobius, as the GUN Generals had chased Robotnik to his final demise."
Aribar then realizes something. He wonders if Red Text happens to know of one of the tomes the half-elf that Aribar has recently been studying...
Red Text: "The Teleport spell is fully sensible and safe."
Deloth: "I bet I know why."
Aribar: "Unlike Deloth's ability, my own 'Rejoin' spell should only make me travel in this plane."
Red Text: "...So I followed Robotnik and convinced him to work with me."
Deloth casually creates a small ball of darkness in his hands. "This."
Red Text: "He then turned on me, like a traitor he is."
Digifanatic: *looks at the darkness.* "Eh?"
Kenku blinks and looks over.
Red Text: "I had superior foresight, so I defeated him."
Aribar: "Congratulations; your first Robotnik betrayal."
Andrew: "Mmph, so my wonder~ Do you want to join me for a date? I can see us playing wonderful games together~ Then maybe some Pi, and division~"
Red Text: "Meanwhile, a strange silver man appeared and summoned entire realms, and stuck them together as I watched from the space station. Ah, yes, it would be delightful. Uh..." *He looks at a piece of paper.* "Andrew, right."
Aribar: "Metal Man?"
Digifanatic: "Silver man... like he's wearing a metallic suit of full-body armor?"
Deloth: "Darkness is like a vial of nitro. It's useful if handled with about six or seven precautions, but otherwise it tends to wreck things. Spectacularly."
Digifanatic: "Caldon Bell?"
Red Text: "Describe me this Metal Man I keep hearing about... armor... what kind of armor?"
Andrew: "The computer, not you RT."
Deloth: "Which means that carrying a highly unstable fragment of it in my chest cavity might be half the trouble."
Red Text: "...Yes... you can hang out with the computer..." He chuckles.
Digifanatic: "So like I said, Aribar's picked up his abilities by a spellbook."
Red Text: "The spells all follow predictable patterns and are a result of this silver man's work."
Andrew: "What OS does it run anyway?"
Red Text: "The teleportation brought in any other way, however, creates holes in reality."
Digifanatic: "If we can find a spellbook and you can learn the spell, you can still keep your power and Red Text can exorcise whomever it is inside you, right?"
Red Text: "The OS? It's... a heavily modified EggOS. Red Text edition, you could call it?"
Deloth: "Hey, I close those holes behind me."
Aribar tries to think of a way to describe Metal Man. "Metal's more of the kind of person you have to see to know... If I recall correctly, he had huge, clunky armor; the man himself was very tall. I think he might have had a scarf or something about his neck... He had the Quester symbol on him..."
Andrew: "Then you know that Robotnic may have left hooks in the code right?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Aribar, but if this is the Caldon Bell Metal Man, I don't think had the Quester symbol. Just the Illian Metal Man."
Red Text: "I cleaned those out, and replaced them with millions of my own, Andrew. I was trapped in space just as he was. I had nothing to do."
Digifanatic: "But yes, Red Text, are the names 'Caldon Bell' and/or 'Illian Macgregor' familiar to you?"
Red Text: "The appearance matches the man who is built this planet."
Digifanatic: "Do you have a picture of him in your database?"
Red Text: "The second part..." He looks around. "I saw someone else who looked like him... but was clearly not wearing armor. Sadly, no, I never got a clear one."
Digifanatic: "Same with the second man?"
Red Text: "The second man." He shows you a picture of a man similar in height but seemingly made entirely out of steel. He has rounded limbs and torso, and non-human proportions. "He came and observed."
Digifanatic: "Same with the second man?"
Red Text: "I suspect him... .that was entirely why I began this work. I know that the destruction could occur again, if the world is not protected."
Digifanatic wonders if there's a rotation feature on this picture.
Red Text: "He... he vanished when I took a picture."
Deloth raises two fingers. "May I ask a question?"
Red Text: "Yes, teleporter."
Deloth: "Assume I did get my teleportation removed. Could you guarantee a stable replacement?"
Deloth: "Julian, if I hadn't had this, you would've been roadkill, remember?"
Red Text: "I assume an in-realm teleporter spell would suffice? Of course, you'd have to learn it."
Julian: "What's yo' point? Still gotta get that crazy outta yo' head."
Digifanatic: "Like I suggested, a spellbook."
Red Text: "But my tea is getting cold and I'd like to remove that evil thing in your mind."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up.
Digifanatic: "Got a microwave in here?"
Red Text: "Because I knew that if you did not fight me... Then all of us would have to fight... him."
Deloth: "...Give me the book and I'll take you up on that offer."
Digifanatic: "Heck, Deloth, I got a bunch of coins still on me, I'll help you pay for it if you need it."
Deloth: "I'd also like to know who is using me as rent-free vacancy."
Rinith: "They seem nice enough, no offense Deloth."
Oushi: *Pours himself another cup of tea.* *Sip.* "This is cold, can anybody warm it up?"
Deloth: "Uh, Rinith, that's how people lure other targets in, yes."
Rinith: "That's why I don't make friends."
Aribar: "Your possessor IS nicer than you, Del."
Deloth: "Hey, I've been a veteran and I've been buried and decomposing for four years. I've EARNED the right to be grouchy."
Andrew: "That and you know, the fact that your mind is being touched tends to make people crabby~"
Red Text: "I shall find the book."
Metal Man (GM): He walks up and goes through his bookcase... yes, he has one. Right behind him all this time.
Oushi: O.o "Can I look at your books?"
Andrew being done hugging the computer. "I'm fine now, I just get like that sometimes around powerful computer cycles."
Aribar: "... Do you happen to have many spellbooks in that collection?"
Metal Man (GM): He hands Deloth the 'Rejoin' book.
Digifanatic: "Yup, I think that's Ari's spell."
Red Text: "I have a few relevant to my interests."
Rinith: *looks over at Aribar, then the books.* "If those are spell books, may I look through them?"
Red Text: "...I would give you 'Plane' but it's a very high level spell. It takes a lot of willpower to cast such a spell, as the secret is it closes the hole behind you neatly."
Julian: "A'ight, so he's got the book. Get ridda tha crazy."
Oushi: O.o "Got any books on vampires? Or spells that convert life into pure destruction?"
Red Text: "Do I look like a villain to you?"
Andrew: "Nice responce, 9/10."
Kenku looks at Oushi. "Why would you want to lean that?"
Metal Man (GM): He adjusts his monocle.
Deloth: "So. Who's in my head?"
Aribar: "The Plane spell is safe to cast?"
Red Text: "Yes, it is a part of this realm. Now... who is possessing you..."
Oushi: "I already have a spell like that... I want to improve it."
Digifanatic: "Aribar, do you really think you need anything besides Rejoin?"
Red Text: "Just stand still so I can focus a beam of pure healing energy."
Rinith: "Id ask to try it, but... I'm broke."
Red Text: "The truth is it's sort of like a cold, only more irritating."
Aribar: "I don't know, Digi, but at least now I know that I can safely cast Plane... Of course, I don't know of any other planes out there."
Kenku: "Oh... that spell."
Digifanatic: "Of course, I've never really gotten into the spells bit, so you know things better than I do."
Deloth just sighs and stands still.
Kenku steps a small bit away just in case.
Aribar does the same.
Rinith: don't stand to far away, just stays leaning on a wall.
Red Text: "Now..." He flips a switch.
Metal Man (GM): A beam of white light shoots through Deloth like he isn't there. The outline of a man flies off of him, and his ability to teleport vanishes.
Digifanatic: *glimpses at the outline.*
Dragoshi: *Also glances at the outline.*
Kenku looks to the outline and puts a hand on his swords hilt.
Julian: *Follows the outline with his eyes as it takes shape.* "Who we got here..."
Oushi: *Touches the light.*
Digifanatic: "Oushi, please don't!"
Ivan Robotnik: "Gah! Ack! Ah!" A man in blue clothes stands up. "Ah, it is you, Questers!"
Dragoshi: "... What."
Deloth takes a breath out. "I know that voice..."
Digifanatic: "We were freaking out from HIM?!"
Julian: "..." *looks at everyone else.* "Who 'dis again?"
Andrew: "... Who is this guy?"
Deloth turns around. "Ivan Robotnik."
Dragoshi: "What is this I don't even." *Confused.*
Digifanatic: "To all of you newer Questers..."
Ivan Robotnik: "It is I, Ivan Robotnik. And I have arrived just in time to fix this world! You see... the world was destroyed and I was too, but then I found a body to escape with. Unfortunately I never figured out how to escape his body until now!"
Red Text: "I'm afraid I've already saved the world. You're not needed."
Digifanatic: "Yes, he did say Robotnik..."
Ivan Robotnik: "What is this? A sinister British Gentleman?"
Deloth points both blades at Ivan. "I'm sorry, but I don't like people who use me as a mindslave."
Digifanatic: "You newer Questers, in our past dimension, we met a couple of Ivo's relatives and he was one of them."
Oushi: "Got any money?"
Julian: "Digi, save the explanations 'till AFTER he's gone."
Ivan Robotnik: "Now now, don't draw your sword on me!"
Kenku: "I see..."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Dragoshi: *Mumbles.* "...This is why I asked for headache meds, folks."
Ivan Robotnik: *He takes out a device.* "As you can see, this world replaced the old one. Well, with this magical device, I can replicate what was lost like nothing happened at all!"
Red Text: "That's a very, very bad idea."
Aribar: "Ivan... Ivan..." *The half-elf tries to place which one this was.* "Weren't you the leader of Nintendus for a long time?"
Kenku: "Uh... yea, don't do that..."
Deloth: "Put that thing down, Ivan."
Digifanatic: *takes a look at the device, just curious to see what he's using.*
Julian: "Put it down 'for I MAKE you put it down, fat man."
Metal Man (GM): It's a large box with a bunch of weird gauges and dials on it.
Andrew: "I can't let you do that Ivan." *He coughs.*
Rinith: "Oh great..."
Andrew: "How can you talk like that?" *He coughs some more.*
Dragoshi: "...yeah, this does not sound like a good idea."
Ivan Robotnik: "Now that you have done everything according to plan, the world can be saved. After all, I knew it all along and planned everything!"
Oushi: *Pulls out his katana with a flourish.* "Do I need to chop your hand off?"
Red Text: "Bah! If you knew that much... go ahead and turn your device on!" *He... smirks?*
Deloth: "Hand nothing. HEAD."
Red Text: "Let him use the device, Questers. I have a little game for him."
Dragoshi: "...If you insist."
Deloth: "But I want to decapitate him. He's a pain in the ass."
Red Text: "If your device works, then you can go and do whatever it is you plan, Dr. Come From Nowhere. If it doesn't... well... you're useless and will be killed for being such an annoying, unkillable brat."
Kenku: "But won't that device erase the world as is?"
Oushi: "I'd rather chop off his head too..."
Ivan Robotnik: "What? No! I am your savior! And I have come to use my plan to save the world! My perfect plan which everyone has unknowingly been a part of will now show that I am right!"
Rinith: *Blinks at Kenku's statement.* "That... what will happen to us then?" *He sounds a tad bit worried this time!*
Dragoshi: *Just keeps his hands near the Blaster and the bread, waiting for whatever happens next.*
Metal Man (GM): He presses the button.
Aribar: "Ivan, the world was remade. It doesn't need to be saved."
Deloth: "No. Ivan. Drop the device before we pith you."
Digifanatic: .oO(Ivan, religious figure you are NOT.)
Metal Man (GM): The machine turns on... And explodes in a cloud of blue smoke and crystal fragments.
Digifanatic: "Heh, dud."
Ivan Robotnik: "GAH! No... it doesn't make sense!"
Deloth: "...NOW we pith you."
Red Text: "Your machine was made based on a world which no longer exists."
Julian: "So much fo' that."
Andrew grabs the broken parts that fell to the ground.
Deloth holds both arms out and starts shifting them into two more blades.
Red Text: "Your survival was... a blip... which annoyed people."
Digifanatic: "Just as I thought."
Andrew: "Could be useful~"
Dragoshi: *Quickly draws out the bread and the Blaster.*
Red Text: "You are an instability, Ivan. I'm afraid you will have to die."
Rinith: "Why must he die again?"
Digifanatic: "Because he's a little bit loony."
Deloth: "He's a bad guy. Let's leave it at that for now."
Ivan Robotnik: "This world is nothing. The world of Wolfman will return... you... you can't be the real people..."
Kenku gives a sigh, before answering Rinith. "We aren't on the planet. I figured if it would have worked, the planet would of been well... 'Rewritten.'"
Ivan Robotnik: "You're... the Void! I know it! I'll stop you with my ultimate weapon!"
Oushi: *puts his sword away.* "You are no more of a threat than a little girl."
Digifanatic: "Yup, he's lost it."
Deloth starts shifting his other tentacles into blades, once his arms reach that stage.
Andrew takes off his shoe and tosses it at Ivan's head."
Dragoshi: "You say that as if he's even had it."
Julian tries to remember how well Ivan took a punch.*
Deloth: "Hey, guys, I just realized."
Ivan Robotnik: "Gah! Ow!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Del?"
Andrew: "Sometimes things just require a boot to the head."
Ivan Robotnik: "No! The world must be returned... I will now defeat you."
Rinith: "..." *SHINK* *draws his swords in a flash.*
Deloth: "I'm not a human anymore. Why should I fight like one when I can shift up some more weaponry?"
Oushi: *Kicks Ivan.* "Gimme all your money, I'm robbing you."
Julian: "Yeah yeah, let's jus' get this over with."
Aribar: "I thought you were brighter and more logical than this, Ivan..."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a weird pose.
Deloth ducks down into battle position. Let's see, that should be a total of two blades on the arms, two tentacle blades, and both swords being held by the other two tentacles.
Ivan Robotnik: "But it is entirely logical. The world must be revived! There is no point to a world where this... disgusting... evil person and others who make bad decisions live!"
Metal Man (GM): He then glows violent blue, and takes on an almost DBZ-ish appearance.
Oushi: *Aims for the crotch this time.* "I said produce a wallet."
Kenku doesn't like this and draws his sword, preparing to charge.
Ivan Robotnik: "Your threats are no match for me! I will blast you to smithereens!"
Deloth: "Ivan, do realize how much frustration I've had building up. This will not end well for you or your spinal cord. Perhaps your soul as well."
Metal Man (GM): He glows violently blue and floats up, Super sonic like.
Ivan Robotnik: "Prepare to be saved from The Void's possession!"
Aribar unsheathes Sunlight. "Ivan, we've beaten every Robotnik that has attacked us."
Metal Man (GM): ALTERNATE FINAL BATTLE: Questers vs. IVAN ROBOTNIK Z.
Andrew tosses his other shoe at Oushi. "Stop doing stupid things and get ready to battle him."
Oushi: "Do I need to use my death beam?"
Ivan Robotnik: "Hahahah... that's right... I have all the powers of the past world... you shall be destroyed for not helping me!"
Dragoshi: "Please do, Oushi. Please do."
Oushi: *Uses his katana to chop the shoe in half.*
Red Text: "You focus on beating him up. I will exorcise him once he's dead."
Julian stretches and gets warmed up while everyone's posturing and throwing shoes.*
Digifanatic: "I've got two Band-Aids that say you just may be able to do it more than once..."
Red Text: "I would kill him myself, but... he's yours to kill."
Aribar: "Thank you for being so kind..."
Andrew: "YOU CUT MY SHOE."
Ivan Robotnik: "Now, please stand perfectly still while I give you my opening monologue."
Andrew: "YOU HAVE MADE A MORTAL ENEMY."
Ivan Robotnik: "I am the immortal unstoppable Ivan Robotnik! I don't need the help of mere mortals!"
Aribar: "There will be other shoes! Ivan's, for instance!"
Andrew: "But that can be dealt with later, Nyah~"
Ivan Robotnik: "With the power of the seven chaos emeralds, twenty chaos shoes, and five chaos bowls of cereal, I will destroy you!"
Deloth: "Kind of interesting to see someone so thoroughly lose their minds, huh?"
Rinith: "It's a sad case indeed."
Ivan Robotnik: "You... you... you are servants of Kuja and The Void's evil Lovechild! You shall become like the pages on books I read too often! You... you beings of evil who do things for yourself and tolerate the existence of British Nobility! Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Oushi: "Wow, even I'm not that deranged, Maybe this'll calm ya down." *Produces the glass thing.* "Hmmm?"
Ivan Robotnik: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He begins glowing even more.
Rinith: *pins his ears back.* -.-
Digifanatic decides that will not save anything up the first round... so let's start with a pair of Fire Punches.
Metal Man (GM): Ivan continues screaming.
Red Text: "In the name of the Queen, could someone shut that fool up?"
Oushi: *Puts the glass thing away.* "I've heard more sense from crack babies."
Dragoshi: *Mutters under his breath.* "...bread." *Interrupts everything ever by dashing towards Ivan, then proceeding to go for a one-two deth bred combo.*
Andrew: "No one has a mute spell, Read Text."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Digi takes damage from accidentally punching him in the mouth.
Deloth: *Then let's try three Darkness Eles to put out that light.*
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHClearly you are evil, for you use DarknessHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!"
Metal Man (GM): They all hit him.
Deloth: "See, Ivan, this is WHY we hit you."
Metal Man (GM): He's not holy or weak against them, but... he's hit.
Dragoshi: *Just... shakes his head in disgust as he levels his blaster, because shit.*
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHH AHHHH HAAHAHHHHHHHH AHHHHH AHHH AHHH AHHH AHHHHHHH AHHHHH HAAAAAAAA HHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHHH!"
Metal Man (GM): It's getting more annoying. Gah!
Dragoshi: "That... wha... bu... oh, nevermind." *Sighs as he proceeds to attempt to blast Ivan in the face three times with the Egg Blaster.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Metal Man (GM): He's just floating there. Screaming. Glowing like a lantern.
Rinith: "I'll put you out of your misery then, 'Ivan.'" *runs up to slash quickly with his scimitar, before going for the DAWN and DUSK combo.*
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHHHwhat misery? I am haAHHHHHHHHHHHHH."
Metal Man (GM): He floats around it.
Deloth folds his ears down to attempt and protect somewhat against the incessant screaming. "Doesn't this guy need air?"
Digifanatic: "He should..."
Red Text: "He is a dimensional instability. I believe in fact, he is filled with superheated gas." He snorts.
Dragoshi: "And screaming. Lots and lots of screaming."
Oushi: "Damn you are annoying!" *Seems to channel all of his hatred and anger into his blade as it sucks the life out of him.*
Deloth snorts. "And bullshit, I might add."
Dragoshi: "Enough screaming to open up an 'Iscream' factory, even."
Metal Man (GM): He racks up damage like it's candy.
Red Text: "And to think, I was going to merely offer him a portal out of this realm. Too bad he decided to try to overwrite it with nonsense. Because the truth is... all that went on in a book. This is a real dimension... I am afraid."
Aribar points his blade up towards Robotnik. Five points of light are conjured into existence and electricity begins to arc about each one. He then sends the orbs of lightning flying towards Robotnik! Electric Ele x5!*
Oushi: *Coughs up blood.*
Metal Man (GM): We're on a roll. The Questers have dealt some damage, but one can't tell exactly how much. He's... glowing... too much.
Red Text: "It's like looking at a small sun."
Julian finishes his warm-up routine. "A'ight, done listenin' to you." With that, Julian rushes over to the FakeMan, and delivers a hard thrust to the throat with his palm before trying to gouge out one of Ivan's eyes with a thumb. Dirty Attack x2!
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits him twice. Bizarre energy around him protects his eyes, but Julian still hit him twice. Julian tries to make him clumsier than he already is. He fails.
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH."
Metal Man (GM): He glows and begins to crackle.
Kenku races at him and with a short leap swings the sword over his head at Ivan. "SHUT UP!" He then tries to thrust him as he closes.
Metal Man (GM): He flies out of the way.
Kenku: "No. Oops."
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Andrew: "Hey Aribar? What's the password?"
Aribar: "... What?"
Deloth: "The password is KILL THIS IDIOT ALREADY."
Red Text: "The password is always swordfish."
Digifanatic: "That's a good one, Deloth."
Dragoshi: "No, it's bird."
Aribar: "Oh, ah... Yellow... Bandana? Pink... Sundae? Banana swordfish? ... Pink banana!"
Andrew: "Close enough~"
Dragoshi: "Because bird the word."
Andrew grabs Ari and uses hidden file.
Metal Man (GM): *Vanish.*
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH." He stops. "You can't possibly survive this. I am as powerful as any person from The Book world... which means... THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up and spins around wildly, forming a blue shield. Then he begins flying around the round... bouncing everywhere like a pinball! Ahhhhh!!! Threatens all.
Andrew hi-fives Ari in the hidden area~
Deloth gets slammed, but stays up on his feet. "You also forget that a Quester can take ANYTHING."
Oushi: *Becomes a bloody mess on Ivan's windshield.*
Andrew: "I would have saved Oushi, but he cut my shoe~"
Deloth: "I'm not mad."
Metal Man (GM): More damage to Deloth.
Aribar high-fives back as well as he can. He's rather glad that he's not dying horribly.
Ivan Robotnik: "Of course." He powers up a massive beam. "But this is... EVERYTHIIIING PLUS ONE!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires a massive blue death ray at Deloth. He then raises his fists, which burn violently.
Ivan Robotnik: "Now... survive THIS!"
Deloth: "...I really hate you, y'know." *collapse.*
Metal Man (GM): He flies up to Dragoshi and begins punching... Punching... PUNCHING SO DANG FAST IT'S LIKE THERE'S THREE OF HIM.
Aribar: "Andrew, have I thanked you for saving me yet? Because I am now."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi takes only a lot of damage, since that's not his ultimate death beam.
Dragoshi noticed. :/
Andrew: "You're Welcome~"
Metal Man (GM): He then looks to Julian.
Ivan Robotnik: "Batter up!"
Metal Man (GM): He generates an antimatter baseball and hurls it at Julian.
Julian: *And Julian gets beaned.*
Metal Man (GM): Some more damage as it explodes violently. He then floats up.
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Good ol' charging chuck.
Digifanatic is not thrilled by the chaos around him, so he does what he hopes will level the field in the Questers' favor a bit more... HE'SA CHARGIN HIZ FS.
Metal Man (GM): A bit early... oh well.
Dragoshi: *Slaps on the band-aid, and continues to open fire on Ivan.* e_e
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit.
Rinith: *starts to charge his energy.* "Cover me if you can guys!"
Julian, seeing that status effects get him nowhere, decides to introduce Ivan to the weighted end of his hammer. SMASHO!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, hit.
Andrew makes a small tapping noise on his Power Glove and starts a COPY FILE program~ Right at the Super Death Beam. (Charging) "Also, Red Text, can you look at reviving Deloth? I mean, he did give up his powers..."
Aribar: *Pops into existance!* "So, we're down Deloth and the echidna, other people are rather hurt..." *The half-elf decides to launch another blast of electricity at Ivan. Electric Ele x5!*
Red Text: "If I could I would, but I require a suitable focusing object. Which will then explode after being used. You don't happen to have such a thing would you?"
Andrew: "Like a bandage?"
Aribar: "Will some dark crystals from Dark Force's machines work?"
Dragoshi: "Would a mushroom work?"
Red Text: "Let's see. Yes, no, and do you want a supersized corpse? In that order."
Digifanatic: "Just a bandage, then."
Ivan Robotnik: "AHHHHHHH" *Still charging.*
Dragoshi: *PEW PEW PEW.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits.
Digifanatic stops concentrating and makes a quick scoff at Ivan. As like last time something like that happened to Ian, he reaches into his pockets and takes out the machine he often conceals on casual occasions. He takes a few steps and holds the monitor like-side of this thing at Robotnik's face. "You have no idea what this thing can do..." He once again sees that maroonish-white aura glowing around him, apparently emanating from the machine, starting out relatively dim and brightening up almost to the level it was last time. Then, all of a sudden, a wide laser-like beam of that color flies out into Ivan's face... and then a huge array of almost as impressive beams, angling higher, lower, left and right in odd patterns shoot out, almost as if it's being fired.
Rinith looks quickly at all the lights and the new flashy show, finishing his charge of dark energy, his own body seeming to have some sort of semi shadowy aura, he uses his short sword to focus the darkness along the blade. Taking an odd stance, he starts swinging the blade in a set pattern, sending waves of dark energy at Ivan, intersecting the colorful light rays almost perfectly, losing their wave like shape and instead spiraling around the light energy, intensifying the blasts of energy. Though he still had his shadowy aura around him, his yellowish eyes are black, besides the normal green flaw.
Digifanatic: *To finish up, one more huge beam like the first one launches straight out. The glow fades as typical and the Questers are left standing there, repocketing his odd gadget again.* "Hello, old friend...", he smugly says to the maneuver he pulled off.
Metal Man (GM): He is utterly blasted. But when all the destruction fades out... Ivan Robotnik is still there. He has stopped yelling though. Perhaps he realized he didn't need to.
Ivan Robotnik: "Your smashes mean nothing compared to the infinite power I wield! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" Oh wait, there he goes again.
Aribar rushes towards and leaps up to Robotnik! Two magically enhanced slashes rip into Ivan!
Rinith smirks a bit as he watches the final blast of energy hit, pushing of his hood quickly and then taking off in a quick dash and leap. "Your idiocy ends here, old man." *charging the scimitar with the reminiscent light energy surrounding the area from Digi's attack, he channels that in to his scimitar, "DUSK AND DAWN" he goes for a series of light fast. swings and slashes of the dark light energy, not to unlike what he pulled off on the great dark being there fought once before... though now that he had both light and dark to work with it was mush more styled. The dark and light energy cutting through (though more passing then really cutting) up Ivan Robotnik as he kept up the extended combo. finishing it off with a power X slash of both swords and. tumbling off to the side, with out even looking back he closed his eyes, and released the last bit of stored of energy in a huge dark blast focused solely around Ivan Robotnik... then Rinith fell to his knees and took a breather.
Metal Man (GM): He's hit by that second thing. Still a bit woozy from the extreeeeeme damage he took earlier. The sun shines...
Andrew passes a bandage to red text, then uses his magic tarrot cards to take two whacks at the enemy.
Red Text: "Give me... a moment." He begins typing.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Ivan Robotnik: "You fight so long... but can't you see? My HP is above your puny mortal abilities! You are nothing more than the weak pawns of The Void. And I... I will save the world! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!"
Dragoshi: "Your... what?"
Red Text: "I don't know, he's probably begun making up random abbreviations to sound smart."
Metal Man (GM): Andrew hits him with the copy of his death ray. He bounces off the wall. ...But then some weird inspirational music plays and he stands up anyway.
Ivan Robotnik: "That wasn't but a scratch!"
Digifanatic: "Non-diegetic material! Get rid of it!"
Metal Man (GM): His uniform is tattered and the Questers have ripped off one of his legs.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, and the Black Knight said it wasn't a flesh wound..."
Ivan Robotnik: "Feel... my despair... my hatred... my regret of losing a shoe while shooting someone with a giant death ray!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a blue light saber.
Ivan Robotnik: "Evil British Gentleman, I am... your brother's sister's orange radioactive friend."
Digifanatic: .oO(This is getting pathetic.)
Red Text: "I think he is destabilizing to a dangerous degree. Kill him before that mus---" One would hear the Rocky music begin playing. "NOW!"
Aribar: "Julian, steal that saber!"
Ivan Robotnik: "I have the eye of the tiger and the stinger of the bee! You will die in less than three seconds!"
Digifanatic: "Heh... as both sides can hear that, that music works both ways, you know. Take him down, Julian."
Julian's eyes light up when he sees the saber some into play. "Hey! Gimme that!" Julian crouches low and twists back before springing forward, teleporting over towards Ivan to deliver a roundhouse Flash Kick to the face, and keeps up his spin while lashing out with the Egg Smasher! Julian focuses the concussive force of the hammer on the hand holding the lightsaber, trying to knock it free.
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Ivan Robotnik: "You are no match for the power of Bluefin tuna! Ahahahaha... Ahahahaha ahahahaahahahahah!"
Metal Man (GM): Ivan Z stands there, powering up a massive sphere of energy.
Ivan Robotnik: "I will kill you all and then I will sing popular music while dancing! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!"
Rinith starts to finally catch his breath and stop panting... "Damn it... what is he doing now!?!"
Ivan Robotnik: "CHAOS EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He causes a gigantic blue explosion.
Dragoshi: "Something incredibly stu--Woah!"
Julian: *Finally gets the dice going his way.*
Ivan Robotnik: "And now, for the closer!" The Rocky theme blares full on as he walks up to Julian. "Whose golden rule works now, eh? HYAHHHHHH!!!" He begins punching at Julian like Rocky... on steroids.
Julian: *BOB AND WEAVE MOTHERFUCKER.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian weaves out of the way while he wanders off and punches the wall.
Red Text: "Who should I revive again? Oh wait, right, him."
Metal Man (GM): He tosses a bandaid on Deloth's corpse, then shoots it again with the white beam.
Red Text: "This is giving me Deja Vu..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is revived.
Rinith: "Gah... eh..." *coughs up some blood... his clothing/robe things scorched.*
Deloth pushes himself back to his feet. "Whooo... that stung."
Digifanatic gives himself a Bandaid and decides to casually slip a Barrier on Deloth.
Garrick is going to come in on his turn instead.
Deloth glances up, figures this isn't going to be good... charging up a Final Smash!
Garrick growls as he pushes himself out of a vent near the top of the room, landing in a crouch and glancing to Julian, then back to Ivan, then back to Julian. "Are you kidding with this shit? Robotnik, AGAIN?!"
Ivan Robotnik: "It was all my plan. Destroy him, Garrick! NOVA will return!"
Red Text: "Oh no, not someone else he recognizes."
Ivan Robotnik: "Silence, evil British man!"
Digifanatic: "Don't listen to him, Garrick. Just beat up Ivan."
Julian is recovering from near-KOship when he hears a large CLANG from behind. Julian turns his head, sees Garrick, turns his head forward again, then double takes. "When the fuck'd you get here?"
Dragoshi: "Just knock him for a loop. Or five."
Ivan Robotnik: "It's The Void's evil plan, he's made the Questers into servants of Kuja and The Void's Lovechild, Vuko the Evil British Man!"
Red Text: *Facepalms.*
Garrick: "Did the vent thing. Not as fun as Die Hard and my dad made it look. Right... so..."
Julian: "We're beatin' this guy up." *thumbs towards Ivan.*
Rinith: "Just... finish Ivan off, he threatened first!"
Red Text: "...Uh... sorry for turning the air conditioning up so high then. I thought all the explosions were to blame."
Dragoshi: "And he's being annoying."
Garrick reaches to his belt, drawing his gun and pulling out a clip of ammo with the words 'JACKHAMMER' written on it. "Well, good thing I have some special Final Smash shit for this." Saving it up!
Red Text: "I am also Red Text, in case you didn't notice." *Sips some tea.* "This being was possessing Deloth, and apparently now wishes to repossess the entire world."
Dragoshi: *Puts away his Blaster, then takes a deep breath and closes his eyes, in an attempt to tap into... something...* (Charging Final Smash...)
Rinith: "I will... NOT DIE LIKE THIS!!!!" *picks himself back up and makes another dash at Robotnik.* "We will not lose!!!" *OMG he said we this time, and how, Show of Resolve X2 as he cuts some shit up.*
Ivan Robotnik: "Four score and twenty--ow! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..."
Aribar dashes towards Ivan while charging Sunlight up with magical energy before slicing him twice more!
Ivan Robotnik: "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH."
Metal Man (GM): He flies out of the way. Aribar is so annoyed he bashes his head into the ground.
Julian: "This's gone on too long, but it ain't gonna go on too much longer." *Julian cracks his neck, then starts hopping from foot to foot and shadowboxing as some smashtastical energy starts gathering around him.* "I'm puttin' you down for the count." *Julian gives into peer pressure and ALSO begins charging a Final Smash!*
Andrew: "Hehehehehhehheheh~ It's time to start charging, for a new fortune! Final Smash Charge~"
Ivan Robotnik: "Hm..."
Aribar: "Can you stop this fighting now? You're outnumbered and certainly will be beaten!"
Metal Man (GM): He... doesn't yell, or scream. Instead, he casts a spell on himself.
Ivan Robotnik: "No. Come and hit me, I command you!"
Metal Man (GM): He shimmers like a mirror.
Garrick: "...we... might wanna wait... "
Ivan Robotnik: "Hahahahaha... Haheheahaahaahahahahah..." He laughs like a madman.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, alright..." *Uses a pair of Icy Kicks, cause they're his weakest move with decent accuracy.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit by the one that does hit him normally. It's not an anti-move shield...
Digifanatic holds. He doesn't want to press his luck too far.
Deloth crosses his arms and grins, eyes glowing. "First of all, let's switch that music to something else." *Rocky Theme stops. Suddenly... "JUMPIN' JACK FLASH, IT'S A GAS, GAS, GAS!* "Now then... MELISSA TI'FIONA'S MAGIC MISSILE MASSACRE!"
Garrick: "DEL! WAIT!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hits the shield. The Price is Right Failure Horn goes off. Then all would hear 'We Built this City on Rock and Roll' for no reason.
Ivan Robotnik: "You fool! Of course it will hit me! It will also hit EVERYONE ELSE! AHHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"
Rinith: *pins his ears.* "Damn... it."
Metal Man (GM): The entire room is filled with bad rock music and magic missiles.
Aribar: "...Damn you, Deloth..." *Dies!*
Metal Man (GM): Ivan is nearly done for, as the music dies and he begins to waver like a hologram.
Dragoshi: *Survives, but is, like... near dead.* :x
Ivan Robotnik: "Your foolish narrative casualties mean nothing. I will save the world! And then... I will paint it blue!"
Metal Man (GM): The shield is broken, however.
Rinith: *watches the magic missiles, and closes his eyes... as death for the first time greets him...*
Garrick lives as well, but barely.. He glances to Julian, nodding once before flicking a switch and gathering his own Smash Energy. Delaying for a Team Smash Attack!
Andrew died then. :/
Ivan Robotnik: "Give up... the good guys always win!"
Dragoshi: "Thank you for acknowledging your own defeat!"
Aribar: *First John, then other random people over the years, and now Deloth. WHY IS ARIBAR BETRAYED BY HIS COMRADES?! Is dead now.*
Julian throws his arms out to the side in a Christ-esque pose as his Smash Energy finishes and a red aura gathers around him. "SAY GOODNIGHT!" With that, Julian lowers his head and dashes towards Ivan, his left arm cocked back and ready to rock! Julian's unstoppable force meets the annoying object that is Ivan Robotnik in the form of a rib-shattering left hook to the side, spinning Ivan around and disorienting him enough for Julian to back up and dive forward again with a tremendous lunging uppercut that has Ivan seeing stars! Julian then gets right in Ivan's personal space, weaving back and forth in a figure-8 motion to build up momentum until it he's reached terminal velocity! Julian reaches the end of one arc of his movement, then begins again with a fearsome right hook straight to the jaw! Julian reaches the end again and uses his built-up momentum to keep going! POHM! POHM! POHM! POHM! Julian keeps Ivan out of it with those devasating hooks, driving hm to one side then coming back up and punishing him with another punch! Just when Julian's running out of steam, he lands the last blow with the rest of his Smash energy behind it, his fist glowing a blazing red as it smashes Ivan right in the nose and onto his back! Julian's work is not done, however! He quickly circles around Ivan as the fat man bounces off the ground, catches him mid-bounce, sets him back up on his feet, then SMASHES into him with a shoulder charge to send him flying... right towards Garrick!
Garrick growls as he spreads his stance slightly, looking to Julian as he watches him rip the shit out of Robotnik, watching the sweat and blood fly as he punches the man over and over... he feels his body crackle with that power he lost so long ago... that strength he had when he fought the Void... he grips the handle of his pistol as it reforms in his own will... lost so long ago... that strength he had when he fought the Void... he grips the handle of his pistol as it reforms in his own will... then he lets out a growl as his pistol shifts from ruby red to a brilliant blue color, slamming the clip named JACKHAMMER home in it the handle, slamming the slide back and bringing it to bear on Robotnik. "GOD, I MISSED THIS POWER! MAGITEK FINISHER! JACKHAMMER CANNON!" *baBOOSH goes the gun as the round slams into his face, exploding with the force of a small cannon.*
Julian of course still has enough wit in his body after that to collapse after the shoulder charge and dodge the soon-to-be-incoming flying fat man.
Andrew: "There is a reason why I don't use the Major Arcana in my deck for normal battling, it drains me and it can shake worlds. 21 marfor cards, 21 choices, and 21 chances what will be yours?" Andrew slowly drew out a small deck of 21 cards, they glowed a light blue and they seemed to be alive as he pulled a single card from the deck, and read it. THE CHARIOT a card of great power. "It seems fitting, since one of the key words related to this card is VICTORY. Andrew holds up the card as it flashes and a Giant Winged Chariot comes down... Which he then gets in and proceeds to charge the enemy at hyper speeds!"
Metal Man (GM): It slams into him...
Andrew: *As soon as the Chariot hits Ivan, Andrew appears where he was, looking really drained.*
Dragoshi: "In any case..." *Dragoshi opens his eyes, then glares at Ivan, and pulls out his scythe, gripping it tightly.* "I tire of your existence. Let's fix that, shall we?" *Dragoshi them zooms towards Ivan, scythe low to the ground. Once Dragoshi reaches the guy, he'd start off his combo with one nasty upward scythe slash to the chest and follow up with a descending slash, following up with a swift flip kick to the face, then a sweeping kick to the legs in an attempt to knock to the annoying lug off balance. Regardless of success or failure, he would ram the scythe into Ivan's gut, knocking the wind out of the jerk. Dragoshi then jumps back, and quickly charges forward once again, tearing into Ivan with his scythe once, then passing him by. He then turns around and dashes back to Ivan, carving into him again, and once again passing him by. He repeats this three more times, the scythe glowing brighter each time. And on the last charge, he raises the scythe one last time, then brings it down upon Ivan, tearing into him one last time, the scythe's glow fading away as Ivan himself starts glowing, and Dragoshi behind, Ivan, kneeling.* "THIS... ENDS... HERE!" *With that final yell, the glow speeds up until Ivan explodes in a massive burst of energy, presumably frying the guy to hell and back.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit after another slams the man. After taking the millionth hit, however, he stands up and literally takes a card out of his sleeve.
Digifanatic: "Now what?!"
Ivan Robotnik: "You fight bravely... you fight greatly..." He flips the card. "But only a Robotnik can kill me!"
Metal Man (GM): *Gunshot.*
Digifanatic: "What, you're going to slit yo--oh..."
Andrew: "Rules of irony~ Learn it."
Ivan Robotnik: "Gahhhhhh!!!!" He falls over. The delayed effect of the attacks rips him to shreds a trillion times over.
Julian's too exhausted and passed out on the floor to give a shit.
Metal Man (GM): All remote traces of him cease to exist.
Dr. Robotnik: "So this... was the miserable excuse you said was haunting you." He holds the gun, having docked with the space station with a small ship while you were busy blasting Ivan to bits with uber attacks.
Dragoshi: *Leans on his scythe, because goddamn, that took a lot out of him.*
Dr. Robotnik: "I apologize for taking the last hit, but you must understand; I walked in and he practically invited me to shoot him with his boisterous boast."
Metal Man (GM): He blows the smoke off of his gun.
Red Text: "Well, with all of that over, allow me to finish what I was doing." He pulls a switch. "I will return the power to the planet... and heal it in the process."
Digifanatic: "Mr. Red Text... now that that fight is over, may I ask you something?"
Julian: *Thumbs up!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are healed by a white light, and then the same light flies from the satellite and hits the planet... healing it in turn. Some of the continents change... Kanto vanishes entirely... It is altogether more coherent.
Digifanatic: "Well, I'll check out the pretty light show, first."
Red Text: "My part is done; there is no more."
Garrick: "...so... what are you, then?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I was gonna get to that, cause even I have odd doubts."
Metal Man (GM): The English Gentleman looks at Garrick, adjusting his monocle.
Dragoshi: "...Phew..." *Wipes the sweat off his brow with his free hand.*
Andrew: "Oh no you don't, Stories need more British good guys."
Red Text: "The last Quester, warped in at random at the very last second of your old world."
Digifanatic: "For a person who claims to be the last Quester that existed... and for someone who apparently resembles a person we knew as the Doorman, who really was never a Quester..."
Oushi: *Pours another glass of tea.* "Do you know where I can get one of those monocles, but only linked to my moodstone so it changes color?"
Andrew glomps (tackle hugs) Red Text.
Digifanatic: "It sounds like you're disguising something from us, and it feels awfully anti-climactic."
Metal Man (GM): Red Text goes to say something, but then is interrupted, repeatedly.
Julian: "Man, I don't fuckin' care if he's Metal's second cousin three-times removed." *Julian stands up.* "We're done here, I wanna get off."
Red Text: "Erk." He eventually straightens out his nice red dress suit. "I do not say what I did without meaning. I was warped in, blown up, then estranged on an island filled with talking animals."
Digifanatic: "Andrew, may we please get some words in edgewise with the man?"
Red Text: "If you want to say that never happened... I didn't exactly like when it happened either."
Digifanatic: "So how did you get the space station?"
Garrick glances to Julian and nods, holstering his gun.
Red Text: "The GUN people on the surface defeated him. He fled to his space station and... yes, I've told this story twice... followed him, and we worked together."
Digifanatic: "Okay, just checking."
Red Text: "Then he betrayed me at the last moment, and I had to use my own self-programmed defenses. Those, ironically, trapped him in my grasp."
Rinith: "..." *just doesn't get up for now...*
Red Text: "And now he is here."
Oushi: *Waits for an answer.*
Dr. Robotnik: "You know this satellite belongs to me. My GENIUS created it. You destroyed my teleporter for no reason!"
Digifanatic: "Oh, there was a reason."
Red Text: "It would cost you approximately 10,000 rings a month to operate."
Dr. Robotnik: "..."
Julian: "...So wait, how the fuck WE 'sposed to get off if all the teleporters blew up?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Enjoy your new satellite!"
Digifanatic: "Because there's probably a teleporter here that isn't actually on the planet."
Dr. Robotnik: "Come with me, Questers."
Digifanatic: "And thus, it was exempt from the explosion."
Andrew: "Sonic always blew up yours before you had to pay the operation cost?"
Rinith: *pushs himself up.* "So you guys finished him off...?"
Dr. Robotnik: "I promise I will not betray you... as long as you don't act like that man I just shot... and it's within a few hours of this battle."
Julian: "He's fuckin' worm food."
Red Text: "The fat traitor has come to take you home. It's a lot better than the alternative where we're stranded. I was afraid that might happen, even."
Garrick: "Then we'll leave." *He follows Robotnik.*
Rinith: "And I died..." o.O "That is disconcerting... so then, we have to go with him or be trapped..."
Dragoshi: "...Yes. Let's." *Follows behind.*
Garrick: "Get out of this God forsaken place with this God forsaken people..."
Red Text: "Now, you were asking who I am." He adjusts his monocle. "You know the rest, since you lived it."
Oushi: *Pokes RT so that he can get an answer.*
Metal Man (GM): He looks to Oushi.
Red Text: "A color changing monocle? Even I could not make such a thing." *Sip.*
Oushi: "I have color changing hair."
Julian: *Also follows Robotnik.* "What we gonna do next? I'm on a roll, I can't fuckin' stop NOW."
Red Text: "..."
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP.*
Digifanatic: "Well, just because we lived through the events doesn't mean we can confirm our own suspicions..."
Red Text: "The dimensional instability localized around your hair has been repaired."
Julian: "There's gotta be like, some kinda suburb or city fulla dumbasses waitin' to get their heads beaten in."
Andrew: "Any chance of getting your NETAddy?"
Digifanatic: "...he doesn't like your hair."
Garrick glances to Julian, arching an eyebrow. "We could always... just... you know..."
Red Text: "You wish for my net address." He tosses Andrew a card.
Oushi: *Gets angry to see if his dyed dreads turn a dark red.*
Metal Man (GM): Oushi's dreads turn red... And STAY red. The red card says, 'Red Text - Gentleman World Protector - www.redtext.iws' Like most things, it reveals little about him.
Oushi: *Grabs RT and shakes him violently.* "PUT MY HAIR BACK THE WAY IT WAS!!!!!!!!!"
Andrew adds it to his Power Glove Computer~
Andrew: "So your IM contact is email@example.com?"
Red Text: "...Yes." He is shaken. "I'm afraid only that man you killed could do that."
Garrick stomps back over to Red Text and grabs Oushi by the arm, ripping him away. "I swear to fucking GOD..."
Red Text: "Good luck, I will have more advice for you in the coming weeks... allies."
Oushi: *Smashes the teapot over RT's head.* "ASSHOLE, I NEVER TOLD YOU TO FUCK WITH MY HAIR!!!!!!!!" *Slap.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Bah! Worthless scumbag... you'll meet your match some day!"
Metal Man (GM): Oushi is out of range of the teapot. He throws a temper tantrum while being dragged away by Garrick.
Digifanatic: .oO(Not a peaceful day edgewise, even after our most significant day on this planet!)
Andrew: "... Red Text, sorry to bug you again, do you have any rope and duct tape?"
Metal Man (GM): Also, that teapot is likely to be unsmashable.
Garrick glances to Andrew. "Just... walk. He won't get away from me."
Red Text: "Yes. But it's red. Everything is red. The dye exploded in the storage cabinet."
Rinith: "That... says so much."
Red Text: "I am tiring of my own color. I shall probably experiment with different shades."
Julian: "How about we shave him? Won't be complain' 'bout his hair then."
Andrew: "May I have some?, just in case."
Garrick: "Don't worry, new guy."
Julian: "Restrain him, THEN shave 'em. Good idea."
Garrick: "If he gets out of hand, I'll just shoot him. Repeatedly."
Red Text: "Meh." He hands you it, then begins closing up the... several walls of protection. "I must rest. I tire after seeing similarly-colored buffoons shoot one another."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are now in Robotnik's little ship.
Rinith: "He's too useful to kill though, I'm for the shaving part, losing fur sucks." =/ "I should know."
Andrew: "Thank you, talk to you sometime."
Garrick throws Oushi into a corner of the little ship, drawing his gun and pointing it at him. "You move, speak, gesture, or do anything I don't like, I fill you with lead. Clear?"
Julian: "'Botnik! Where's your razor, I know you got one for the 'stashe!"
Oushi: "I will kill him."
Garrick: "You spoke. Fantastic." *He promply puts a few bullets into him.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm." He digs in a cabinet while undocking and setting the ship to go back to his base. "I don't usually take my razor to outer space."
Julian: "Gotta have a backup."
Metal Man (GM): Oushi receives bullets.
Julian: "C'mon man, you're bringin' me down."
Dr. Robotnik: "Although... I know something which can double as one."
Dragoshi: "Is it a chainsaw?" >_>
Digifanatic: *just doesn't want to listen.*
Andrew then quicky jumps him while he is in pain with the rope.
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a large, old looking gun. It has an electric bayonet.
Dr. Robotnik: "I experimented with vibro-bayonets once. It never worked right. Kept throwing the robot's aim off and giving people impromptu shaves."
Julian: "...I think that'll do. How ya turn it on?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, this button." He presses it and it sputters to life, making a razor-like noise. He holds onto it carefully. "It tends to wobble, so be careful."
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh do I wish to return to a bedroom again...)
Metal Man (GM): Oushi is tied up. He hands it to Julian while piloting the ship.
Garrick: "There. Good."
Dragoshi: "...anyone got any popcorn?"
Andrew: "Thank you Garrick."
Julian: "Can do." *Takes it from Eggman while it is presumably turned off, then walks back over to the group.* "Someone get his limbs."
Dr. Robotnik: "Of course, now that the two super-people are gone, we will probably be rivals again." He smirks. "But AFTER we land and... you shave that thing that reminds me too much of Knuckles."
Andrew: "He is tied up Julian~"
Rinith grabs the limbs.
Garrick holsters his gun and walks to the further away chair, sitting down it and staring out the window, grumbling about idiots.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Andy, come over here for a second, I want to speak to you about something one-on-one."
Metal Man (GM): Rinith pins him to the wall with the strength of Zeus.
Rinith: *holds em up.*
Julian: "AFTER? Man... How long you think you can hold 'em?"
Andrew goes over to see Digi.
Rinith: "Do what you want?"
Dr. Robotnik: "...After we land, that is. Shave him now." He facepalms. "I never thought I'd say that to you people."
Digifanatic: "To be rather honest, I haven't encountered very many people as a Quester that might be able to comprehend things about my past, or what should have been my past..."
Dr. Robotnik: "This is entirely ridiculous, a man died and the world was healed, and now an annoying person is getting a military haircut!" He shakes his head and laughs.
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, this would be the most awkward thing ever, but...)
Dragoshi: .oO(There's that one time with the shirts. ...And the couch.)
Julian starts up the bayonet. "I'm gonna enjoy this."
Digifanatic: "But you may be one of the rare exceptions." *pulls out his little gadget.* "You probably have not owned something like this, but does this look familiar to you?"
Oushi: *Tries to get free.*
Metal Man (GM): Oushi's... bound and duct taped and held to the wall. Even Ivan Robotnik in DBZ mode would take some crazy good rolls to escape.
Andrew: "Oh, hey, A digivice. Old version 1.0?"
Digifanatic: "2.0, actually, if you want to call it that. Completely legit. Glad you recognize it."
Metal Man (GM): I'm sure they would have respected the hair if Oushi hadn't tried to smash the British Gentleman for no reason. :p
Digifanatic: "It's what I should have been doing about half my life ago had someone from the previous Quester dimension hadn't stumbled into my hometown..."
Andrew: "Where is your digimon anyway?"
Digifanatic: "Never got one. Like I said, it's what I should have been doing." *grins.*
Andrew: "Heh. Just give me one second Digi." *He attempts to reach into Oushi's pocket for his little glass pipe~*
Garrick sighs and stares out the window, rolling his neck a few times and contemplating as they return to the surface.
Metal Man (GM): Andrew finds the pipe.
Garrick: "Hey Doc..."
Andrew then takes the damn thing and smashes it with his uncut shoe.
Julian: *By the time Julian's done, Oushi's formerly-color changing hair is now, welp, nothin'. The rat is now entirely bald up top.* :B "THERE! Oughta teach ya." *Julian turns the razor off and sets it down, then gets up close in his face and takes off his fedora, exposing his own dreadlocks.* "Hair's a privilege, not a right. Gotta earn this shit, man."
Andrew: "That was for my shoe."
Metal Man (GM): *Cool guitair riff as the pipe is smashed to bits.*
Garrick: "Are you gonna hold true with the whole becoming our rival or something?"
Andrew: "Who knows, you may act a bit sane now."
Julian backs up and puts his hat back on. "You can let 'em go if he's startin' to smell or somethin'."
Andrew walks back over to digi. "So where were we?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, yes." *He adjusts some controls.* "But after seeing what that fake Eggman did, I don't think I'll be fighting you so much as..." He chuckles. "Competing."
Garrick: "...what if I made you an offer?"
Dr. Robotnik: "I have always wanted to improve the world with my devices... and you wish to improve it with your actions."
Digifanatic: "But yeah, for some reason technology appealed to me as a kid, and I happened to witness some strange Digital World stuff going on, and because I was young and naive, I didn't think it was some Japanese publicity stunt."
Garrick: "Something right up your alley, I think."
Dr. Robotnik: "...Maybe... depends on how much lenience you have for my... feud with Sonic. Since you aren't as environmentalistic as him."
Julian then walks over to Garrick and 'Botnik. "Where you lettin' us off, anyway?"
Dr. Robotnik: "He keeps telling me factories are evil."
Garrick: "Well, if this works, you should be fine with this... if we all work it all the way it should be worked. Sonic'll be too."
Rinith looks at the baldness, and shakes his head. "Anyone got a hat, and who's sonic?"
Andrew: "Dr. Robonik, just tell sonic you will buid Omnirobochao9X if he destroys your good factories~"
Dr. Robotnik: "Okay, what is this plan?" He flies over the Mobian continent, which now has more cities. Oushi, meanwhile, is bald and pipeless.
Garrick glances at Andrew and rolls his eyes in irritation before looking to Robotnik. "We do what we should'a done as soon as we got onto the planet."
Digifanatic: "Friend of mine was with me at the same time, and a few years later, one of each of these comes flying out some computer in our middle school. Problem was, we learned just enough from another friend that at 12 years old, our parents would be a bit freaked out if it had been several hours since school ended and we didn't come back home..."
Garrick: "We rebuild the Stadium."
Julian: "Set up a base? That too."
Andrew: "I see, then what happened?"
Digifanatic: "We could have checked out the Digital World that day, but we left for our houses. Couple of hours later, strange meeting with a strange guy."
Dr. Robotnik: "Rebuild the what?"
Digifanatic: "Apparently he found out that real characters in his dimension were fictional characters in mine."
Dr. Robotnik: "If you wish to live on the island you graciously told me about..." He shrugs. "As long as you aren't in my way I don't mind."
Julian: "Big-ass sports arena."
Dr. Robotnik: "For once I get down here... I must defeat that hedgehog!"
Garrick: "Made for fighting."
Julian: "Acutally, I had a different idea in mind, which was what I was gonna ask you about where you was lettin' us off."
Garrick: "And you can do it too, but in a sportsmanlike manner."
Digifanatic: "Somehow, I thought that this other dimension would have been much cooler than the Digital World..."
Garrick glances to Julian, his eyebrow arching.
Julian: "I'm thinkin' Westopolis might be a good place for it. Prime development territory...'cept for all the thugs."
Rinith: "We should get him a hat at least." =/ "Also, who's this hedgehog, what about this Sonic character as well...?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, now I am interesting." He lands. "It's a sports arena... what sport?" He puts a hand to his chin.
Andrew: "Well, I hope your digimon found a good home..."
Julian: "Fightin'. 'Could be other stuff too."
Digifanatic: "Heh, whomever it would have been..."
Julian: "Like... I dunno. What's that underwater one?"
Dr. Robotnik: *Looks to Rinith.* "Nonsense. Baldness makes one wiser!" *Coming from Mr. Chrome Dome scientist here.*
Garrick: "There was a Blitzball thing for a little while, I think."
Digifanatic: "Three years of ambition down the drain. I was 12 and too much an immature mess to make things work as a Quester, had to leave."
Garrick: "But mainly, it's for combat. Regulated combat."
Rinith: >.> "He stoped squirming and talking, I think we broke 'em."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, a fighting tournament... in a shady area... and I could fight Sonic without having to build a large factory in pristine wilderness? As long as I use the ticket fees to pay off the construction, I'm in."
Garrick: "But this is not only a combat arena. It's also a base of operations."
Digifanatic: "By the time I came back, everything was taken care of. Digital World didn't need extensive assistance anymore. It was hard for me to escape those bad choices, but I had to forget."
Dr. Robotnik: "You should find more sponsors, however." He adjusts his goggles. "As a scientist I have occasionally studied business science, and I know that it takes more than one person to start a major business."
Julian: "The only problem is all the thugs. We either take them out or get 'em to shape up, we get hailed as heroes, get development rights, maybe even the city itself, an' most importantly: We all get fuckin' RICH."
Garrick: "Well, back in the day, Oak was one of the prime scientists."
Dr. Robotnik: "If thugs are the only problem..."
Metal Man (GM): He shrugs.
Dr. Robotnik: "We can blow them up."
Garrick: "We can take care of them, plenty easy."
Julian: "Yeah, I was thinkin' we could use those big-ass ships you got to scare 'em off, or scare 'em straight."
Dr. Robotnik: "Like you blew up that fake Eggman." He cringes. "I never want to see any more people from your world AGAIN."
Digifanatic: "I got older and over my past... but I still wanted a happy ending."
Dr. Robotnik: "Did they all act like that???"
Julian: "More o' less,yeah."
Dragoshi: "Only most of 'em."
Dr. Robotnik: "I'm surprised you didn't arrive in this world completely insane."
Andrew sends an email to Red Text about the Stadium, and inviting him to come visit when it is finished.
Garrick: "Trust me when I say I used to be at least somewhat mild in temper a few years ago."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, he doesn't know of that time the Questers were lost in Capital City and annoying GUN people, but that's a tale for another day... :p
Digifanatic: "I realized I could have done real well had I cleaned up my act, and soon enough, I found myself back in the business... where I've practically held my time since. It's been a good ten years or so for me since."
Andrew: "Nice work Digi."
Digifanatic: "I don't forget the past, I just build off it."
Andrew: "Glad to see that you improved. It gives me hope for other people~" *He looks right at Oushi.* "Hint, Hint~"
Digifanatic: "Heh... and now you know for sure where my nickname comes from."
Garrick glances to Andrew, chuckling lowly and drawing a cigerette from his pocket. It's half full.
Dr. Robotnik: "Well..." He shrugs. "I'll be getting the money for this project. Who knows, perhaps I can fight Sonic while constructing it--he'll probably object to me tearing down abandoned buildings. That pesky hedgehog..." He walks off, mumbling.
Garrick: "You'll get over that mindset right fast."
Garrick: "People are idiots."
Julian: "I wanna punch half the people in this room right now, to be honest."
Rinith: .oO(oh... hedgehog = Sonic...) "Am I one of them?"
Garrick: "What he said."
Julian: "You think you are?"
Andrew: "Oh, Garrick~ Your so cute when you are a pessimist~ I think I will have to convert you to sunshine and rainbows~"
Rinith: "Meh, don't care enough to think about it."
Julian: "Think I'm gonna have to throw you out the airlock."
Garrick lights the cigerette with a zippo from his pocket, taking a drag and looking to Andrew.
Metal Man (GM): This has been SSQ^2's first Cycle's finale. And now, for some trivia.
Garrick: "Lemme tell you something, jack."
Digifanatic: "See, just when I thought I could clear my mind..."
Metal Man (GM): First: There were two endings, you could have fought Red Text. You didn't.
Dragoshi: .oO(It's the little things like this that makes life worth living.)
Garrick: "I've been in this business pretty damn long. I've seen a lot of shit, fought most of it. So has... three other guys in this room."
Metal Man (GM): Second: I planned for you to establish a Stadium sometime after this. Garrick read my mind for me.
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi, Julian and myself... and Aribar but he's elsewhere."
Garrick: "Everyone comes into this group thinking they're all badass and awesome or misunderstood and powerful. They piss me off. Because they think this is a game."
Rinith: "Garrick, I just want to go home -.-"
Andrew: *to Digi.* "He does know I went to 4thwall college right?"
Garrick: "Then go. Nothing is stopping you, right? Just walk away."
Rinith: "Yeah, the whole I'm in another demtnion ant stoping me."
Garrick: "Robotnik can most likely whip something up."
Kenku hears this and ponders.
Julian: "Yeah, I'm the ONLY one who pulled that shit off. An' you sure as hell ain't me."
Garrick: "What he said. I'm just a grizzled war vet who should have been dead a long, long time ago."
Rinith: "...?" *Shrugs, and just drops the tied up Oushi like he should have done a while ago.*
Digifanatic: "So what do you think? Deloth still hates Red Text?"
Metal Man (GM): What did Metal Man have to do with the creation of this realm? Who is the weird silver being whom is often confused with him? How has the world changed? How will Sonic react to 'Robotnik and the New Stadium'? Does Panzer still hate Red Text? And... Will Oushi's dreads ever grow back AND be rainbow colored again?
Andrew: "Ah, but the thing is Garrick, I came into this 'game' as a chearful happy person. You don't wanna breakthecutie do you?"
Metal Man (GM): He even pronounces the brackets. 'Less than Trope greater than' :p
Julian: "...God. Just... shut up. You ain't cute."
Rinith: *sits down and starts to meditate.*
Garrick: "...okay, I'm going to be clear with this." *He stands up, looking directly at Andrew, his eyes narrowing. He's quite the scary figure, and standing next to Julian doesn't help either.*
Metal Man (GM): In the distance, Robotnik ponders while holding a crescent wrench in one hand, and a crowbar in the other.
Garrick: "I've reached the limit of my patience since joining this group. If you annoy me, in any way, shape, or form, I will not hesitate to shoot you and keep shooting you until you stop moving. I did it with that white rat, I did it with that one guy who complained about running away, I did with God-Damn-Mother-Fucking-Son-Of-A-Bitch CHARLES MAGELLEAN... I'll do it to you too. No warning, no second chances. Just several clips of lead. Done deal. So take your lollipops and your sunshine and rainbows and get them away from me."
Metal Man (GM): Jack walks in, eating a sandwich.
Digifanatic: .oO(Not another plot twist.)
Garrick glances to Jack, grumbling and taking another drag on his cigerette to calm himself down before sitting down and staring back out the window, wishing they were on land already.
Dragoshi: "...Oh, hey there, Jack."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would realize the ship just landed. Eggman's landing systems sure are subtle!
Andrew: "You know, I would recommend help for that tick where you politly tell someone you are going to kill. To be fair, I will respect your wishes, and you know; not smother you with love."
Jack: "Welcome back to terra firma."
Andrew then walks over to digi.
Oushi: *Tries to cut himself to freeeeeeeeeedom!*
Andrew: "So, what is your email/im name anyway?"
Jack: "I will make sure not to eat any lollipops near that guy."
Digifanatic: "Uh, dude, it's not like we're parting ways or anything."
Jack: "Anyway, just wanted to tell you that when you have some free time, GUN would like to speak with you."
Julian takes a seat near Garrick. "Jus' think, man: Soon we're gonna have mo' money than we know what to do with, an' we can retire far away from guys like him."
Garrick: "Meh... it won't last. It never lasts."
Jack: "And... uhh..." He shrugs. "I'm going to go off and do more of my thing, since I heard through the grapevine Red Text turned out to be 'cool'... which means I can once again go where I please. If you want to help me I'll always be open to pay you. Of course... after that island exploded, the hunt has begun for those golden statues."
Jack: "Rumor has it they're no longer cursed. Woo!"
Dragoshi: "Which means they'll be worth thousands."
Jack: "The ones which powered the Oracle thing. You know. The island with the undead robots and people."
Dragoshi: "I remember."
Andrew: "I just want it, just in case."
Jack: "That the other guy that... " He scratches his head. "Ow."
Jack: "I'm not going to try to remember that too hard, it confuses me."
Oushi: *Looks for a new pipe where he found the other one, in one of the seats.*
Metal Man (GM): Oushi is still tied up.
Dragoshi: "Besides. That thing with the undead robots? Never happened. ...ever."
Jack: "Sure thing."
Dragoshi: "Okay, good. Glad we've gotten that out of the way."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, alright, I'll write it down, hang on..." *writes some things down--interestingly enough, considering the status of the new dimension, nothing sounds particularly nerdy, again, because most of those in this dimension, save for Andrew and Natalie, likely don't have a clue about his background.*
Metal Man (GM): Oushi breaks free! But then, before he can do anything, the credits land and crash on what's going on! CREDITZZZ.
Julian: "SWEET JESUS-" *CRASH!*
Metal Man (GM): SUPER SMASH QUEST^2 - PART 1
Dragoshi: "What the fu-" *SMASH!*
Metal Man (GM): A Deloth's Corpse Production. Starring: Julian! *Julian smashes somebody with the hammer.*
Digifanatic: "Okay, Andrew, you're the expert." *tries to dodge words Super Monkey Ball style.* *except he's not trapped inside a ball.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi! *Word nearly crushes Digi while he's talking.*
Kenku is watching the sky.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar! *Clip of Aribar going on about how things are bad.*
Andrew: "Sweet, the credits, I took a class on these." :P
Digifanatic: "This has... never happened to us before."
Andrew steps onto the layer above the credits, and pulls out a chair.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick Fy'Arr! *Image of Garrick leaping from the Egg Carrier and attacking the Questers.* Dragoshi! *Image of Dragoshi receiving bread... from Santa Claus.*
Oushi: *Hides under a steel unbrella.*
Metal Man (GM): Andrew! *Andrew hugging Red Text's computer.* Gibby! *Gibby appearing with his sword... for ten seconds.*
Andrew: "Ah, my sweet processor~"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer! *Clip of Panzer cursing out Red Text.*
Rinith: o.- "Wow."
Metal Man (GM): Trigger! *1 millionth of a second image of him.* Kuji! *Kuji stomping out of a Maverick base after being told off by Julian.* Natalie! *Image of Digi going 'Wait, you're still here?' to Natalie.* Flaeyn! *Flaeyn looking unimpressed as he's in a car falling to its doom.*
Metal Man (GM): Rinith! *Image of Rinith shaking his fist after being left behind for the ten trillionth time.*
Oushi: *Sits in a chair.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku! *...Image of James Bond shooting him.*
Metal Man (GM): Guy who shot Keikyoku! *James Bond shoots the clip of him and it dies.* Goo, aka 'GN or 'Trigger'! *ERROR: IMAGE NOT FOUND.* Oushi! *Image of Oushi breaking out of the tape, only to be interrupted by the credits.* And now, some of the other people!
Andrew takes the time to stick another image under Oushi's.
Metal Man (GM): Commander Borne! *Borne smashing Capital City to pieces with a giant mecha.* Ourumov! *Ourumov with a gun, sinking into the ocean.* Trevor, err, Trevelyan! *Image of Giant teleporter exploding with Trevelyan falling.* Marley! *Marley fishing.* Jack! *Jack counting coins while the Questers are doing his work for him.* Red Text! *A screen covered in red text.* Dark Force! *Image of Dark Force plotting to return to the world in... exactly 1001 years so as to avoid this recurring defeat theme.* Ivo Robotnik! *Ivo Robotnik commanding Mewtwo to warp Giovanni.* Ivan Robotnik! *Ivan Robotnik in his DBZ pose.* Inexplicable late appearance of Deloth's name! *Deloth's weird-looking form next to his purely draconic one.* Giovanni! *Giovanni standing in front of Mewtwo and laughing.* Mewtwo! *10 second picture.*
Digifanatic: "Obeeeeeey the kiiiiiiitty..."
Metal Man (GM): Website! *PHP ERROR ERROR 404 DREAMHOST IS DOWN FOR REPAIRS.* GMs! *Metal Man... next to another Metal Man.* And special thanks to: Wolfman, Nick Caligo, SMBHQ, people who I didn't mention directly already, and the IRC idlers! -FIN-
Kenku blinks. "Awww... I wasn't important enough."
Darkeyes waves at the camera, at the mention of 'the IRC idlers!'.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku! *Image falls down and smashes 'FIN', of Kenku, then fades out.*
Ivan Robotnik: "I will be back! I am always back! I am behind everything!"
Dragoshi: "No. No. No."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, screw you too."
Dragoshi: "Go away."
Digifanatic: "Julian, the honors, please?"
Rinith: "Ok, I want a gun, I don't know how to use it, but so help me I need it to shoot him."
Ivan Robotnik: "No one can stop me! I have escaped to the credits and will rule them forever!"
Oushi: *Holds up a picture of Oushi dragging the dead Questers back to town with the words "In loving memory" on it.
Rinith: *blasts Ivan with magic instead.*
Ivan Robotnik: "What's that up there?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks up and is suddenly smashed by a giant image of The Void. Which then explodes... fading out the credits for good.
Kenku pulls up a sigh. "Yey."
Rinith: "... awesome."
Dragoshi: "...that works."
Metal Man (GM): Until next session... FIN