Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 45: Shooting Rockets with Rockets
Date: March 2nd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): Slight recap. The group was up to their normal antics. They found some neato contractors to help them. They even paid the contractors before having them do any work, by taking out their enemies for now.
Metal Man (GM): Now they are on Continia, inside the base of BLU, Builder's League United. They stand before a weird 1960's guy with a big wrench. All the members of BLU are present, and the Questers are fully healed. Additionally, Panzer has managed to rejoin the group, and has no clue what is going on. But then again, that's what being a Quester or claiming not to be a Quester is all about! Also, Garrick and some others were bickering about nonsense. Let's see if anyone's still bickering.
Deloth: "So, will that sword work for reforging?"
Aribar simply stands off to the side, face buried in a spellbook.
Engineer: "Well yes, depending on what you want it to be made into. Of course, I think you might want yer stadium before anythin' else. Since, once that's built, makin' everything else will be verry easy."
Kenku was planning to follow Julian and Garrick in for a Sandvich (and probably get into a slight shouting match) but neither are present... soo...
Deloth: "Well, yeah. Can I have it back for now, then?"
Engineer: "Yeah." He hands it back. "So. What should this here Stadium contain?" He then looks at Panzer. "And who's that?"
Deloth: "Our resident gun-loving psycho."
Panzer tilts her head back down from her bottle of schnapps and lifts a brow. "I'm Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): The group is, FYI, in a sort of underground lab.
Digifanatic: "Oh?" *turns around.* "Uh... well, psycho wouldn't be the best word." .oO(In her face.)
Deloth: "...Since when did you get here, anyways?"
Panzer: "Have you seen my Tiger tank around?"
Engineer: "Gun-loving?" He chuckles. "What kind of person doesn't love guns? A dead one, I think."
Kenku walks back towards the group with a sandvich in hand.
Aribar: "Personally, I prefer shooting bullets from my finger. Fireballs, lightning bolts..."
Engineer: "You can't very well stab any of the foes we've seen without a few shots first."
Panzer: "I like you, Engineer person. Anyway. I'm a reploid, Panzer, serial number 115, Commander in the 2nd Sniper division of Repliforce.
Engineer: "Well, thanks. Not too many other people like me. They run and claim I'm crazy for making automated killing machines. The joke's on them... I make all kinds of money, and all I have to do is sit around and watch people die! Hahahah... hahahahahaha! So... on the non-violent construction part... who was it who wanted the Stadium again?"
Digifanatic: "We, kinda all do."
Engineer: "Since... I'm sure you all have a lot of ideas, but... there can only be one blueprint."
Panzer: "It should have large howitzers all over it."
Kenku: "Yea, this would be the stadium for the Questers setup on Westopolis."
Engineer: "And, you have to reckon, our technology can't do everything." He smirks. "Only 99.99% of it."
Panzer: "...For defense of course. You drink?"
Engineer: "Of course." He holds up some obscure, watered down American beer.
Aribar: "Garrick was the one who knew the most about the Stadium I believe."
Kenku: "I dunno... we might want to tone down or at least cloak any defense we use to make sure we don't scare people."
Panzer shakes her head. "Pathetic. Here." She hands him a dusty, really old bottle of schnapps from her original stash.
Kenku: "...unless needed of course."
Engineer: "Scare people? Scare people?" He laughs again. "Who cares? Giant missiles... death rays... got to keep the enemy away somehow."
Kenku: "Well... we are trying to make a locality to bring it tourists after all."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the schnapps and drinks it, coughing slightly.
Engineer: "Ah. You should talk to the Demo Man. He's the one who drinks this..."
Aribar: "In the Stadium we would need... An arena, obviously. Stands, locker rooms, storage rooms. A command center for our own activities. A med bay. Preferably a library... A cafeteria..."
Deloth raises his hand. "We need it to be big enough for some excellent fights. Maybe have some stuff in the arena for gimmick battles as well."
Engineer: "That kind of alcohol, at least."
Panzer: "Really? Is he German?"
Kenku: "Probably 3 or 4 smaller practice arena."
GM: "I'm not sure they would need a library for a Stadium?"
Metal Man (GM): A one-eyed black man wearing a weird vest walks in, clutching a giant bottle of whiskey.
Flaeyn: "I'm not sure they would need a library for a Stadium?"
Panzer: "...Almost a match." She turns and walks off to find the demoman.
Demoman: "Arrr... who was that calling for me?"
Panzer: "Heard you like schnapps."
Demoman: "Yes... all of it... I drink it all!" He drinks a large portion of whiskey from his bottle.
Deloth: "Flaeyn, we might if we're going to be using it as a base, also."
Panzer she hands him a similar bottle. "There you go then."
Engineer: "I have to tell the pyro not to use fire around him. He breathes a quasi-flammable vapor."
Kenku: "This is true... were going to need some housing for ourselves then too."
Aribar: "I don't know what Garrick planned, but our old Stadium had tons of utilities."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. Our old one had lots of nice amenities."
Demoman: "Ah, thank you much!" He drinks it down in a single gulp. "Have some of this!" He pours a bunch of whiskey in the bottle and gives it to Panzer.
Panzer turns up her own bottle, it about half-empty.
Engineer: "...So, you want..."
Metal Man (GM): He begins writing things down.
Panzer tosses the empty bottle and shrugs, taking the new stuff and downing it. "Nice sting. Year?"
Flaeyn: "Right..." He says, a little late to Deloth.
Demoman: "Ah... Nine-teen fifty two!" Panzer can't be exactly sure how old that is, since these people are obviously from a different time.
Engineer: "A library... A training area..."
Panzer: "Wow. Only a little older than I am."
Engineer: "...Large guns..."
Panzer: "A garage for my tank when I find it."
Engineer: "Some smaller training areas... a training complex, I guess?"
Panzer: "And an armory."
Engineer: "A garage, of course... Well, yeah, I was wondering when someone would say that, since you all have weapons..."
Panzer looks at the demoman. "You like tanks?"
Demoman: "Anything that explodes is just great in my book!"
Aribar: "Oh, right. We -do- have an airship; we would need somewhere to put it..."
Demoman: *hic.* "Especially which fires them!"
Panzer smiles and nods. "I like him. I think we'll get along famously. I'll need secret places to hide all the other stuff Metal won't let me have."
Engineer: "...It's like that one outside, right?" He writes some measurement down.
Kenku: "Umm... are we in charge of building the Casino?"
Deloth: "...Incidentally, where's the Medic?"
Engineer: "If you are, we can deal with that... later. Ah... Meeeediiiic!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Medic walks in.
Flaeyn: "Hm. Did anyone request a shop yet? We could hire someone to work there and sell us items if needed."
Medic: "...You're not injured. Why did you call me?"
Panzer shows her sniper rifle to the demoman. "Nice ain't it?"
Kenku: "Alrighty... Umm... talking about the Medic, we could probably use a Med Bay."
Deloth heads for a less crowded corner and motions the Medic to follow.
Panzer: "Want me to try and contact LS? I don't think that medic knows how to patch up reploids."
Aribar: "Ah, right. We should have a shop... If possible. We should at least have some way of ordering in supplies and such from across the world."
Digifanatic: "And obviously, with the Stadium, we need a lot of things for the fans... concessions, souvenirs, and so on."
Medic: "A med bay?" He seems confused.
Metal Man (GM): He holds up his gun, and a medkit.
Medic: "Why does anyone need that? With these, all wounds are healed!"
Deloth: *to Medic.* "See that guy there with one arm?" *motions to Ari.*
Medic: "Except death." He shrugs. "But most normal people respawn."
Panzer looks at the medkit. "That thing is obsolete."
Medic: "Ah... it's like your equivalent to our Demo man. The lack of an arm... it gives him character. If it were to be healed, what would he be? Just another generic team member?"
Aribar: "We like to have comfy beds to rest on while respawning. Plus, your healing gun seems nigh-one-of-a-kind."
Medic: "Ja, but that's what this is for."
Deloth: *quietly.* "Yeah, see, I'm thinking about an arm transplant so that he doesn't have to struggle with tying his shoes. Any way you could do that?"
Metal Man (GM): He points to a cabinet with a medical symbol on it.
Panzer: "I know who to stay away from. You'll cross my circuits."
Medic: "Ach, I do not fix robots! Engineer does!"
Panzer: "I AM NOT A ROBOT." *She levels her sniper rifle with the medic's head.* "I am a reploid."
Kenku: "Well... we need a place within the building to store and administer those, and to deal with stuff it can't really heal."
Digifanatic: "Yes, she is."
Medic: "Ach, you cannot hurt me. We are on the same team. Whatever you say, 'reploid.'"
Panzer: "I kill teammates all the time."
Engineer: "Yup... but we're special."
Kenku: "Panzer, you're wasting your ammo shooting him."
Engineer: "If you're on our team... you can't harm us."
Metal Man (GM): He walks right through the medic like he's not there.
Deloth: "So. How about it, Medic?"
Engineer: "Makes life a lot easier. Otherwise the Demo man might blow us all up!"
Aribar: "Essentially, Engineer, we need to combine a gladiatorial stadium with a base for a group of mercenaries."
Panzer: "Meh... Freaks." She slings her rifle and sits back down to drink more. "You leave Demo alone. I like him. We share a fondness for blowing shit up."
Medic: "I can't transplant an arm... it can't be healed by our technology. See?"
Metal Man (GM): He points to the Demo Man.
Demoman: "Yeah, if he could get his arm back..." He pokes his eyepatch. "I'd have two eyes again!"
Engineer: "So... you want an arena, too. Man, this is big."
Panzer: "I could make you a reploid arm."
Metal Man (GM): He draws up some diagram.
Panzer: "Hey Engineer?"
Engineer: "A library... training area... garage... armory... giant guns... a medical cabinet... living quarters."
Kenku: "You bet it is!"
Aribar looks up from his book for a moment, raises an eyebrow, but says nothing about the arm comments.
Engineer: "Garage includes that whole thing with the airship."
Kenku: "Probably add conference facilities."
Engineer: "Conferences... with who?"
Kenku: "Maybe us... maybe someone were working with... I dunno..."
Engineer: "I guess I can have a small room for meetings... luckily nothing you've asked for is outside my knowledge."
Aribar: "Which reminds me. Teleporters?"
Panzer: "How strong are you going to build this place? I don't want to fall through the floor when I'm not on ground level. I weigh about two and a half tons."
Engineer: "Don't work. I used to have so many of them..." He holds one up. "Broken. Well, usually I build it strong enough to take hundreds of rockets without catching on fire, burning, or even appearing to be damaged. That should be able to hold you... like the floor here."
Metal Man (GM): He kicks the floor. It appears to be impervious.
Deloth looks at Panzer. "Gee, you certainly don't show your weight."
Engineer: "It's a good thing, unless we wanted Heavy to become our new elevator."
Panzer looks at Deloth. She takes off her helmet and hands it to him. It, alone, weighs about two hundred pounds by itself.
Engineer: "So... shall we go over? I'll bring some of my team and leave some to guard the base."
Deloth: "GRRRRGH..." *knees wobble.*
Panzer: "Very dense material. Newer armors are lighter, but I'm old school so." *She laughs.* "It's just a helmet. You want me to hand you a boot?"
Metal Man (GM): A tall, Russian man walks over.
Deloth: *gasping.* "Mind if I borrow this for my training sessions?"
Heavy: "Ah, what is this?" He looks at the helmet.
Panzer: "Just don't lose it."
Metal Man (GM): His gun is about the size of a car's transmission.
Aribar: "Just a warning; the area we're building in is filled with thugs and gangsters. We've... Made a bit a of a non-aggression pact with them, I hope, but there is a chance they may cause you problems."
Kenku: "Probably a good time to." Kenku says that as he looks around. "Has anyone seen Garrick?"
Panzer looks up, blinking. "That's my helmet. It's probably light to you, as it is to me. Hey. That's a nice gun you've got there."
Heavy: "Yes. Although I do not need helmet. For I am strong!" He looks to be built like a brick. "Yes... it costs over $20,000 dollars to fire for one minute!"
Panzer: "Nice... Can you lift me?"
Engineer: "So... shall we go to the building site?"
Deloth, with great difficulty, transfers the helmet to under his arm. "Sounds... good..."
Heavy: "I am not sure. I can lift large thing, but..." He looks at Panzer. "You are like two or three of Sasha, piled atop one another! If I could hold both of my guns at once, well... other team would cease to exist!"
Panzer: "Just try. I'm a female so I'm light. Like I told them. I only weigh two and a half tons."
Engineer: "Strange that they built machines with genders..." He walks over to the elevator and goes to leave.
Metal Man (GM): Heavy puts down the gun and tries to pick up Panzer. He finds, with intense difficulty, he can pick Panzer about a foot off the ground.
Panzer lifts a brow. "Hey! Someone who can lift me! Want some of my armor too, for weight training?"
Deloth: "Me or him?"
Heavy: "Yes... very heavy but still somewhat movable... barely." He puts Panzer down. "Well, I could lift armor, yes. I could use some for training. Different object than gun, at least!"
Metal Man (GM): The Engineer, Medic, and Australian guy with a sniper rifle get on the elevator out.
Deloth hands the helmet back to Panzer. "Damn... I have a whole new respect for you."
Engineer: "We're ready when you are... since I'm sure you want this stadium built sooner rather than later."
Deloth silently slinks to the elevator, his masculinity compromised.
Panzer: "Alright. Here." She takes off her forearm pieces, 500 a piece, and hands them to him. She takes the helmet and puts it back on. She looks to Deloth. "You get used to it fast."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku's question is answered imminently by reality. There is... no Garrick around... Perhaps he decided to take a break after getting worked up.
Panzer: "Deloth, want my gloves instead? They're light. They weigh 50 lbs each."
Aribar follows the other outside.
Deloth: "That might be better, yeah."
Kenku only hopes he left to cool his nerves and follows the engie back to the ship.
Digifanatic: .oO(50 pound gloves... my goodness.)
Metal Man (GM): The Heavy takes the shoulder pads and also the gun to the elevator.
Aribar smirks, thinking that he could possibly carry Panzer's armor with his magic.
Engineer: "This elevator can hold whatever you put on it, don't worry."
Panzer: "They're the lightest thing I wear."
Deloth: "...what are you grinning at, Ari?"
Engineer: "Giant steel beams required to build the inside here."
Panzer hands Deloth her gloves.
Metal Man (GM): He waits as people get on the elevator.
Deloth slips them on. "Much more doable."
Digifanatic: *heads on.*
Kenku is already aboard.
Panzer goes to the elevator, stretching and moving a little faster without some of her armor.
Aribar: "Oh, nothing, little Deloth."
Flaeyn: "Little Deloth, huh?"
Heavy: "Little man good for scouting! Shoot spies before they hit front line."
Deloth: "Ari, consider what I just put on and what that would do if I happened to punch you indignantly."
Heavy: "Leap over large gaps and fight on roof. But in the end, it is me who ensures base is secure. No one can outsmart bullet!"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator goes up, slowly.
Deloth: "Or sword."
Aribar: "Ah, but you couldn't even touch me! For one, I doubt you're quite as nimble with an extra hundred pounds. For two, I can simply teleport about or stop your punches with Kinesis!"
Panzer blinks. "Do I need to wall climb up?"
Engineer: "No, the elevator will take it."
Panzer: "It's slow."
Deloth: "...Ari, why have you decided to harass me out of the blue?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer can wall climb up if you want; it's a perfect surface.
Panzer wall climbs up, leaping from one wall to another in reploid fashion.
Aribar: "Revenge for stabbing me before."
Metal Man (GM): The group gets out to the top, and thus, to the ship. The group begins going on the ship. Who shall pilot today... Digi, perhaps?
Deloth: "...Fair enough, I guess."
Julian would be waiting at the top of the elevator. No idea why. "So what, we got this all sorted out?" *He says as the group begins walking/boarding the ship.*
Panzer grins. "Lemme flyyyyyy!"
Kenku looks to Digi "You do the honors with Garrick not here."
Deloth: "Plus I got a new set of gloves to wear from Panzer."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes." *does so.*
Engineer: "Well, mostly. The guy you were arguing with isn't here."
Deloth: "...Her generosity makes me suspicious."
Engineer: "Good riddance... what was wrong with him anyway?"
Panzer: "I have tons of gloves."
Deloth gets into the ship. Not driving, he's terrible at it.
Kenku gets onto the ship.
Deloth: "Mind if I hang on to these, then?"
Engineer: "You know. The guy who tried to shoot... the other guy... over some slip of his mouth."
Panzer: "Anyone heard from Red Text lately?"
Aribar stands to the side in the airship and continues reading his spellbook.*
Engineer: "The Scout says some downright annoying things, but do you see me shooting him? ...No."
Julian: "Whatever. So what we got?"
Aribar: "I don't believe we heard from Red Text since we went up and met him in person... Which you missed, I believe!"
Engineer: "Me, the Heavy, the Sniper, the Medic, and all your friends... and this big plan." He shows the Questers a plan for a Stadium with a training area, arena, big guns, medical cabinet, garage/landing pad, library, and living quarters.
Digifanatic: "Well, Garrick does have a very fiery personality... but what happened?"
Deloth: "...I'll take no response as a 'yes.'"
Panzer: "A sniper?"
Flaeyn: "Just a bit of fighting between Questers, Digi."
The Sniper: *An Australian man.* "Yes. G'day to you." He has a sniper rifle... it's custom everything.
Deloth: "That you started, I might add."
Julian: "I see... we're gonna be usin' the stadium as a test run, then. Let's see how you build this, then maybe we'll contract ya to build the rest."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes... Like that sarcastically hasn't happened before."
Panzer looks at the sniper and glares. "I'll be watching you."
The Sniper: "I figure we'll be much safer if I just kill anyone who tries to interfere with construction before they know what hit them."
Kenku: "Garrick was annoyed by... a couple mistakes... and well... Flaeyn here kept pushing his buttons to say the least."
The Sniper: "Oh... of course..." He smirks. "Not every day you encounter a contract killer like me. Of course... I work for these guys, since they pay much better than most people. My Dad hates me for it, though. I just don't see why."
Deloth: "...Uh, Panz?"
Panzer: "No. I don't trust other snipers. Ever. Snipers never get along with other snipers. What setup are you using?"
Digifanatic: *as he puts the ship in a cruising autopilot, I guess.* "Mind if I take a look at the plans?"
Panzer doesn't take her eyes off the skinny, stupid-hat-wearing bastard. "What Deloth?"
Deloth: "..." *gulp.* "Mind if I keep these gloves?"
Panzer: "Keep them. I have others."
Kenku: "At the end point... Garrick was at the point of quitting, and Del was about the beat the tar out of Flaeyn. Julian looked like he was able to at least start to cool Garrick down although."
Panzer puts on a new set of gloves from a compartment in her armor.
Metal Man (GM): He shows Panzer the rifle. It's... some weird custom thing.
Panzer checks it over. "Not bad. Kinda small..."
Metal Man (GM): Something commonly used British/Australian snipers 20 years after WW2.
Deloth: "Huh... should be interesting to see how I do with these on."
Metal Man (GM): The ship takes off.
Julian: "Engie, how good are you at buildin'... y'know, regular buildin's?"
Metal Man (GM): It's still flying to the location.
Engineer: "I built that building we were just in. All by myself. We save money that way."
Panzer still glares at the sniper.
Metal Man (GM): The Sniper seems to have a good mood about it all. Although if Panzer looked closely, she'd see he has a sort of steely expression in his eyes, too.
Digifanatic: *looking at the plans.* "A bit basic, but Jules has a point."
Kenku: "Uh... Julian, may I ask you a question?"
Julian: "...That works. You do half as good on the Stadium as you did on yo' base, an' we'll be in business." *Looks at Kenku.* "What?"
Panzer just watches him. Like a hound dog or something. "So. Your parents live in Australia?"
Kenku: "What was that comment about earlier? 'Furry' and all?"
Deloth: *coolly.* "Yes, Julian, why don't you inform him?"
The Sniper: "Yeah. They do."
Panzer: "Where in Australia?"
Sniper: "That's not something I tell... strangers..." He smirks. "As much as I would like someone to smack Dad upside the face... I don't even know how he manages to call me here. We had this strange contract and suddenly, WHAMMO! We're in this bizarre realm."
Panzer: "I'm not a stranger. We know each other's names. That's all there is to it."
Digifanatic: .oO(Still waiting on someone that came here on their will, besides Flaeyn...)
Julian: "What's there to get? You're covered in fur."
Kenku: "That... I somewhat understand... why you used it in a somewhat derogatory way I don't."
Sniper: "Hmmm..." He wanders off, waiting for the ship to land.
Metal Man (GM): The ship is nearly to the area.
Panzer grins. "I win."
Metal Man (GM): The ship gets a radio signal.
???: "You... you guys... up there. You took your time... Team Rocket is coming!"
Engineer: "Team Rocket? Now that's just a dumb name."
Digifanatic: "Oh geez." *sets off cruise and speeds it up a little bit.* "Yeah, it kinda is..."
Panzer: "Team Rocket? What the fuck are those dumbasses up to now?"
Engineer: "I'll blow them up before they even get near the spot... land us where you want the Stadium, I have something to show you."
Digifanatic: "Okaaaaay..." *looks for the area where they landed last time on the radar, hopefully nobody's there from preventing a safe landing.*
Julian: "They's tryin' to strongarm their way to a new base here. Too bad its' gonna be OUR base first."
Kenku decides his curiosities can wait, and holds on for the fast landing.
Metal Man (GM): Digi finds it. It's a cratery area in the center o' town.
Digifanatic: *will land it right there.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands, and the Engineer and crew get right out.
Engineer: "Now, I reckon we have 1 minute to prepare. Here's what we do."
Digifanatic: *Hopefully without putting it into a cra--thank you. Listens and prepares to get off.*
Deloth: "Want us to come with you?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a calculator-like thing and starts building things around one side of the crater.
Kenku steps out and looks at the engie.
Engineer: "We'll guard this side. You guard the side your ship is on. We outlast 'em and then they won't be able to call this place theirs. You have any allies here?"
Panzer taps the side of her head. "X? Zero? Anyone there? This is Hunter Panzer."
Deloth: "Just a bunch of street gangsters."
Kenku: "Their probably too far out Panzer."
Julian: "We got what's lefta the thugs. Digi, call 'em up."
Digifanatic: *gives them a buzz.* "Hello, this is Ian. We are right there, get ready to fight off the Rockets."
Aribar simply stands with the others, ready to fight the Rockets.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer gets no response. Out of range.
Engineer: "Get 'em to hide in those ruins around here." He points. "Quickly."
Panzer grumbles. "Goddammit."
Metal Man (GM): The Sniper has already vanished.
Digifanatic: "Go find places to hide in the ruins."
Metal Man (GM): The Demo man is shooting weird, spiky bombs everywhere.
Digifanatic: "You'll be doing the sneak attacks."
Kenku prepares to fight... although not knowing what to expect from such an enemy.
Digifanatic: "I think."
Panzer: "Who are we fighting this time?"
Dragoshi: *Also prepares.* :x
Metal Man (GM): There are some tattered thugs with SAW guns hiding around, setting up emplacements in bombed out buildings.
Digifanatic: *heads out and stays with his party.*
Deloth grabs both swords and hops out of the ship.
Digifanatic: "As in Team."
Panzer climbs on top of the ship and snuggles up into a nice little spot near the tailfin and ranges the enemy.
Aribar unsheathes his blade and stands near the ship.
Metal Man (GM): With the group in position... They would see a series of helicopters land. Some people converse, and then they see... five guys in plain T-shirts, one with a R flag, walking towards the Questers. They're 100 feet off.
Rocket: "Give up... this place is Giovanni's, thugs!"
Panzer draws a bead on the one carrying the flag, smirking.
Rocket 2: "Team Rocket owns this city now!"
Kenku yells back. "Tell Giovanni the city has already been purchased, and not to you fools!"
Julian: "..." *gestures towards the oncoming rockets.* "This is it? You suckas ain't even in proper uniform!"
Rocket: "What?" He looks. "...That's not a thug..."
Rocket 2: "Pft. It's all just to scare us away."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer can't seem to aim at him. Weird.
Panzer forgot to take off the lens cap. >>;
Metal Man (GM): A blue dot appears on one of their foreheads. Then Panzer aims at another one. They seem stupidly oblivious.
Rocket: "Do your worst. Team Rocket will win!"
Metal Man (GM): They move to run at the Questers...
Julian makes the universal hand gesture for 'Bring it on!' while drawing the Egg Smasher out of his equipment bag.
Metal Man (GM): The one with that dot on it dies instantly. The blue one.
Dragoshi: *Readies the Egg Blaster and the Bread.*
Metal Man (GM): Then some machinegun fire echoes from the buildings.
Deloth gets both blades ready. Cuisinart time!
Panzer fires. >>;
Kenku charges back at the incoming rockets, sword back set of a swing.
Metal Man (GM): Bullets rake them down. Panzer fires, only to see her target got mauled by bullets. Total overkill. Kenku see they are 100 feet away, and that he shouldn't probably run up close... he might get hit by crossfire.
Kenku watches the carnage. "Ew..."
Metal Man (GM): There's some movement in the distance.
Giovanni: *Radio.* "I don't care who you are. You cannot stop Team Rocket!"
Panzer adjusts aim to check out the movement. "Goddamned motherfuckers can't fire accordingly."
Metal Man (GM): There are squads of 10 men... approaching from north, west, east, and south. 4 in total. Panzer and the Questers face South; the TF2 guys face North. So 40 men total. The men on the East and West encounter the machine-gunners.
Kenku stands west, and prepares for incoming enemies.
Metal Man (GM): The East squad dodges exceptionally, only to be hit by exceptionally aimed bullets. They lose 1 man.
Panzer: "Guys, they're trying to box us in." She scans the horizon for some advantageous terrain that might help.
Metal Man (GM): The one on the West evades and takes up defensive positions. 10 approaching are approaching the Questers in specific. Panzer see some nearby buildings. Ruined. With second floor windows. It will take a while to relocate to one, though. Note that they're a ways off, so no close-range stuff yet.
Panzer slinks away to one that has a good spot for sniping.
Metal Man (GM): The Quester ship is also parked and sitting around.
Kenku sets a position to the west to prepare for oncoming.
Deloth flicks a trio of Ice Eles at the oncoming troops.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer spends her turn finding a place to snipe from. Kenku moves to the West side, and is now taking his turn with the West side.
Aribar looks and wonders if he could hit the Rockets with some artillery magic...
Digifanatic is not really sure what to do, as he has no significant ranged attacks...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth fires his first ele and it misses. They're a ways away.
Digifanatic: *takes his turn to follow Kenku.*
Julian waits for them to get into range before making with the smashy smashy.
Metal Man (GM): Digi moves to the West side with Kenku.
Panzer gets there when she gets there. XD
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's attack hits nothing, as they dodge the erratic bits of ice flying past them.
Metal Man (GM): The soldiers are 100 feet away.
Julian is absurdly well-prepared for attacking oncoming soldiers.
Kenku: "Digi I think I got this, take the East Side."
Julian's guarding the south.
Aribar decides to try a little Spy-like actions! He casts Plane to head to the Dark World... He has a plan that will hopefully disrupt the soldiers to the south.
Digifanatic: *sighs.* "Alright then..." *moves over there then.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar flies into the Dark World... just being there burns his flesh. The buildings are all gone and he's in a jungle. It's not the same Dark World as A Link To The Past... more Metroid-like.
Aribar: *The half elf heads south 20 feet.*
Engineer: "Blow 'em up!"
Demo Man: "Ah, take this you blokes!" He presses a button as they near the North side.
Metal Man (GM): They leap out of the way as the path explodes violently.
Metal Man (GM): One of them leaps out of the way of a sniper bullet. The Engineer, having already built a full assortment of stuff, takes some pot shots at them with his pistol. The TF2 guys continue waiting... they're nearly in Sentry gun range. Now time for the East side. Now 50 feet in, the Rocket soldiers fire at the thugs. Who fire back at them. Some thugs get shot up, and they continue on their way. The Rockets on the Western side try to mimic what their Eastern brethren did.
Digifanatic: *It's his turn to run East after all that is over with.*
Metal Man (GM): They shoot up all the thugs on their side. Digi moves East.
Kenku yells to the others with a bit of confusion. "Since when did Team Rocket use Guns!"
Deloth: "Since their two brain cells began sparking?"
Metal Man (GM): They tried to use Pokemon before... didn't work out so well. They're more like poachers than animal trainers, anyway. Panzer gets into position. The rockets are nearing the Quester position.
Aribar continues forward 20 feet in the foreign landscape. The half-elf figures he'll charge for another round before popping back out into the real world... If his spell works.
Kenku does not to play with being fired upon, and attempts to close on the rockets. (Run 20 W)
Deloth fires another trio of Ele shots, then. Dark, this time.
Metal Man (GM): This time, they are in range of spells. One of them falls down, dead, from Darkness.
Panzer is there, all covert like. She draws a bead on one of the enemies and fires for a headshot.
Metal Man (GM): The guy dives out of the way... they're real soldiers this time. Back on the North side, the rockets close in on the TF2 guys.
Julian simply waits, readying the hammer for the oncoming whacking. Julian picks out the Rocket who is going to be his first victim when they get within 40 feet.
Engineer: "Hahahaha... hahahahahaha!"
Dragoshi: *Attempts to shoot one of 'em down with a barrage of Egg Blaster shots.*
Metal Man (GM): The Sentry gun fires at them. Two of the Northern ones are blown up by missiles and bullets. The Demoman fires a salvo at 'em too. They dodge. One of them dies in the Southern part: 8 remaining there. The Engineer shoots his pistol at the 8 remaining Northern ones. They dodge that, too. They open fire on the TF2 guys. They hit them pretty bad, but the medic heals them some. The sniper fires at the Rockets. They dodge that, too.
Panzer looks around the ruined building for something to stabilize herself better when shooting.
Metal Man (GM): The Rockets on the Eastern side are now practically in the Questers' turf. Some thugs shoot at them. One of them dies, leaving 8 on the East side.
Digifanatic smack some sense into a Rocket's head with a golf club, or something like it.
Metal Man (GM): One of them is bashed to death by the golf club. 7 remain. On the Southern side, they wander into range of Julian and Deloth. 8 of those guys. Panzer finds a small piece of wood to stabilize herself with.
Julian calls out the Rocket he targeted last turn, zooming towards him and trying to knock his block off with the Egg Smasher!
Deloth aims sword stabs at two different Rockets.
Aribar goes 20 more feet and casts Plane to appear... Behind the rockets?
Metal Man (GM): Miss on Lasword. Aribar does so, wandering all the way behind their helicopters.
Panzer re-takes aim for anyone important and fires.
Metal Man (GM): They've left their helicopters unguarded.
Aribar: .oO(Oops... Overshot it a bit too much.)
Metal Man (GM): They dodge Panzer again. 6 remaining of the Southern side. They open fire, threatening Del and Digi.
Julian then goes to knock off ANOTHER Rocket's block with Hammer time.
Metal Man (GM): They're attack helicopters. Missiles, machineguns...
Julian: *Take 2!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian kills another Rocket, leaving 5 of them.
Julian: *He knocked his block off!*
Deloth: *blandly.* "Ow, bullets. I'm in such pain."
Metal Man (GM): There's several attack copters; Aribar is behind most of them... due to his warping and all. So he's facing one which was emptied.
Rocket Soldier: "Give it up! You can't outnumber us!"
Kenku yells back. "We don't need to."
Aribar: .oO(Do I dare try to pilot them? Try and destroy others with them? Hm...)
Metal Man (GM): There's some men here, and... Giovanni is watching at the center of the large helicopter pileup. Western side: It's Kenku vs. 10 rockets, up close. They shoot at Kenku.
Kenku closes within striking distance, and then makes two broad swings, targeting 3 uninjured foes each time. North side... 8 remain. The Engineer waits for the sentry deathage. 3 of them die, murdered by the Sentry gun.
Engineer: "Ahahaha... ahahahahaahaha!" He points at them.
Rocket Soldier: "That's no Quester!"
Demoman: "Ah, shut up!" *Fires grenades.*
Metal Man (GM): They run away from his explosives. *BLAM* The sniper hits one. The remaining 4 of the Rockets fire at the TF2 guys. They fail to hit them this go-round. Now, in the West, it is Digi vs. World. Or at least, vs. 7 Rockets.
Panzer is drinking on the job.
Metal Man (GM): Of course, they get shot at by Thugs. Or... they stand there while the thugs shoot at nothing. They shoot at Digi, accepting him as the only real threat.
Digifanatic: *tries to sidestep those.* *I'MMA HIT!*
Metal Man (GM): *BAMBAMBAM*
Digifanatic: *What in the world can he do besides hope the thugs get better chances? Give a Rocket one Fire Punch for now...* *Well, here's the second at least...*
Metal Man (GM): They dodge like dodging... dodge... dodge things.
Digifanatic: .oO(Bad idea... now I know what I really need to do next time.)
Julian: *King Of Blunt Trauma? It's more likely than you think!*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer's in the South side. In a building. Where no one will be able to easily shoot her.
Deloth: *A final 3-Light Ele salvo, all at different soldiers!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits one of them in their armor, doing no damage. Then one of them mysteriously melts into the ground.
Julian: *Home run!*
Metal Man (GM): Then another one gets smashed to death, leaving 4.
Panzer re-aims and tries again to shoot someone important within range. >>;
Metal Man (GM): South side is nearly eradicating, showing once again, the Questers win.
Julian: *Home Run!*
Aribar tries to position himself in a straight line with a helicopter and Giovanni's troops... Then he summons up as much kinetic force as he can and unleashes it upon the copter! He hopes to at least scare the troops, if not take them out.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer shoots one through the head while another one is smashed to death. The two remaining ones shoot at Julian.
Panzer: "Bout fucking time."
Aribar: *Kinesis x 5!*
Giovanni: "Reinforce the South side. Prepare the attack helicopter."
Metal Man (GM): He hears something and looks behind him.
Giovanni: "...Why is the attack helicopter flying at m--"
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM.* Giovanni and his solders are thrown around and disoriented. No reinforcements for the South side now!
Metal Man (GM): Of course, some soldiers are now looking for Aribar. He'll have to decide between hiding and fighting. Or shoving giant helicopters.
Dragoshi: *Goes to do that with an Egg Blaster Barrage.*
Metal Man (GM): They are shot down. Quester side has killed 'em all!
Deloth: "...Well. That was surprisingly easy."
Metal Man (GM): Of course... on the West side... Kenku is now being surrounded and attacked by a mob of 7 Rockets.
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi, think you can bring some of that over here?!"
Metal Man (GM): They shoot and punch at him.
Digifanatic: "Or Kenku's side? Something?"
Rocket Soldier: "Die, poke-reject!"
Deloth: "Oh, right, other sides..."
Metal Man (GM): The Quester side would see Kenku get beaten up by a mob.
Deloth starts running for the West side. He figures the TF2 guys can handle things for now.
Kenku slaps his bandage on and goes buck wild.
Dragoshi: *Moves to assist Kenku.*
Julian punts one of the heads he liberated from a Rocket body over the horizon before heading over to the West to help out Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku gives the mob a taste of violence as 3 of them are slashed in two. Leaving 4. Kenku: The lawnmower of mobs! To the North, the TF2 people have decided it's time to finish off their foes. The Rockets seem frightened, doubly so since they just saw their south side counterparts get beaten to death. 1 is shot to death by the sentry. Then another two explode violently. The last one is shot through the head.
Sniper: "Thanks for standing still, wanker!"
Metal Man (GM): As they have basically obliterated their side... We get to see life through the Eastern Side. Quester reinforcements haven't arrived, so...
Metal Man (GM): The 7 Rockets go to punch and shoot Digi up.
Digifanatic: *One Icy Kick to hopefully finish off #4 and then he goes into pair-of-Light-Rays mode.* *Oh hold it.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits, then he dodges the punches.
Digifanatic: *Well, considering the damage he took, change of plans. Band Aid, first...*
Metal Man (GM): The remaining thugs manage to shoot at these Rockets... again.
Digifanatic: *then an Icy Kick and a Light Ray.*
Metal Man (GM): And... they're useless... again. The Rockets dodge everything, leaving a force of 7 to beat up Digi... or do they???
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, down where Aribar is, the soldiers are now looking for him, and he has to choose whether to fight or flee.
Panzer takes aim and fires again.
Julian decided to reinforce Digi in the East last time around after vanquishing the South.
Metal Man (GM): They dodge the bullet. Like bullet-dodgers.
Aribar: *Counts the soldiers near him.*
Metal Man (GM): There's at least 5 looking for Aribar. And 10 around Giovanni. Slightly smashed.
Giovanni: "Find whoever did this! I want the copter up NOW!"
Soldier: "Sir. The blades are broken."
Aribar: *Looks for other attack helicopters.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. There's another one right next to where the one Aribar shoved was.
Dragoshi: *Goes west.*
Giovanni: "Use the OTHER attack copter, then."
Soldier: "We are still looking for who did that, sir."
Aribar: *Commander, fire the second salvo! The arch mage gets next to the other copter and helps deliver it to those nice Rocket troops!*
Metal Man (GM): Giovanni watches another helicopter speed past him and crash into a troop helicopter, exploding.
Giovanni: "What the hell? Stop that person before I kill you for failure!"
Metal Man (GM): The soldiers see Aribar, now that he's pushed away all the helicopters near him. They shoot at him.
Aribar holds Sunlight up to his head in a mocking salute to the soldiers before being shot at!
Giovanni: "Don't let him destroy the last thing! I need that to kill them all!"
Metal Man (GM): *Blam.* Damage to Aribar. And now... for the West side. The Rocket Soldiers are much less numerous, so they just get several shots off, which threaten the combined numbers of Dragoshi and Kenku. Some poorly aimed shots.
Dragoshi: *Sidesteps.* "Pathetic."
Kenku grins and attempts to slash through the remaining foes.
Dragoshi's response? Blaster Barrage. to the face.*
Metal Man (GM): 3 of them die, while Dragoshi slips on the corpses. Then he kills the last one. Dragoshi takes damage from crashing into the ground once.
Dragoshi: *Quickly hops back up.*
Kenku catches his breath...
Metal Man (GM): The West side is clear, with bits and pieces of Rockets everywhere. Meanwhile, the sniper snipes at the enemies near Digi. One of the 7 is shot down. The Engineer stands there as his sentry turns around to face that side. The Demo Man runs over, too.
Julian: *The Grand Army of Julian arrives in the East to dispense Burning American FREEDOM! And by that I mean heavy blunt trauma. WHACK!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi is joined by the Demo Man and fire from the Engineer's gun.
Rocket Soldiers: "Ahhhhhh!!! Two of them!"
Metal Man (GM): Julian and the Demo Man attack at the same time.
Julian: *Home Run!*
Metal Man (GM): They dodge Julian twice, but one dies from Julian. Two others explode violently. The 3 remaining then become under attack by the Sentry Gun.
Kenku turns to the east next turn.
Metal Man (GM): Another one dies.
Digifanatic: "Oh, thank you for bailing me out..."
Metal Man (GM): The two remaining fire at Julian and the demo-man. He runs outta the way.
Metal Man (GM): The thugs fire at the two remaining guys, as Julian takes damage. The Rockets dodge the thug fire, again.
Julian: *Yells at the thug encampments.* "Can't you guys hit ANYTHIN'?"
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Digifanatic decides to fire off two Light Rays...
Thug: "I swear, we're tryin'!"
Thug 2: "Bah."
Metal Man (GM): He chucks a grenade.
Digifanatic: *Not a glitch!*
Metal Man (GM): It flies over the top of the other building and explodes uselessly.
Thug: "That's a negative. We can't hit anything!"
Julian: "You gotta be kiddin' me..."
Metal Man (GM): Also, Garrick would walk out of the ship, and find two Rocket Soldiers running from him. They're leftovers. Nobody likes leftovers.
Garrick: "...oh, Jesus..."
Panzer jumps out of the building and roars, running after them, charging like an idiot. "GET BACK HERE!" She fires while running.
Metal Man (GM): Because Giovanni himself and his soldiers are about to shoot Aribar to death with bullets.
Garrick draws his pistol easily, unloading a series of shots into both of them.
Metal Man (GM): They dodge Panzer again. Because... Panzer has the same luck the thugs have.
Aribar looks about. He quickly tries to find this important thing that Giovanni needs.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick shoots one of them down. Giovanni pointed to a really large, square thing of steel... like a container. Soldiers surround it and are converging on Aribar.
Garrick: "What's the situation, you guys?!"
Digifanatic: "We're trying to keep Team Rocket from using this land for their purposes..."
Aribar can sadly not stick around to take care of it. He fires off four fiery blasts of magic at the container before casting Rejoin.
Digifanatic: "Just trying to ward them off."
Dragoshi: "We're slaughtering them, by the way."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar teleports to the center, as the cube is set on fire.
Panzer is still running and screaming like a madcat... Maybe she has rabies?
Giovanni: "...Both copters are destroyed. I'm going to kill them!"
Metal Man (GM): The last remaining one is sniped at. He evades. He vanishes into the distance.
Julian: "Knockin' heads off these Rocket bitches. After that Engie's gonna start buildin'. If he does well enough, we might contract him to build the rest'a the town."
Metal Man (GM): The TF2 guys regroup.
Garrick: "Like the sound of that."
Engineer: "We've almost got them..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar reappears with the group.
Digifanatic: *looks and sighs.* "Well, if nothing else, they understand what we want."
Metal Man (GM): Stratego-ish Battle complete.
Garrick runs into the group as well.
Engineer: "We all did good... those Soldiers were sitting ducks."
Julian: "I knocked off like, 9 heads. Great job."
Engineer: "...But..." He points at where the rockets landed. "What's going on over there?"
Kenku looks to the Engie. "Hey, you got a something I could possibly use for first aid?"
Aribar: "Greetings, everyone! Giovanni's to the south with a group of soldiers. He's got some odd container that seems vital to his mission, or something."
Dragoshi: "No idea. But I believe it'd probably best to stop it."
Julian: "?" *Looks at where the Engineer is pointing.* "We oughta go stop 'em."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yeah."
Metal Man (GM): The medic shoots Kenku with the medi-gun. Kenku doesn't recover any HP... he shrugs.
Engineer: "Yeah, we--"
Giovanni: *Radio.* "You dare to fight Team Rocket? I'll show you what we're made of!"
Garrick: "...ahhh. Looks like I didn't miss the big fun."
Metal Man (GM): *CLANK* The flaming metal box unfolds into... a Nidoking mecha.
Digifanatic: "Not yet, I'd say."
Metal Man (GM): It's about 30 feet tall.
Aribar: "... Oh... Oh, piffle."
Julian: "...The fuck."
Julian: "We're gonna need a bigger gun."
Giovanni: "I've learned better than to trust men to do a giant robot's job!"
Dragoshi: "Or a shitload of electricity."
Kenku sighs "Ah well... might as well use this now." He sees the Mecha "Oh Damn I better use it now!" and patches up himself with the bandaid.
Julian: *Yells at the thugs.* "HEY! You suckas betta be able to hit THAT, right?"
Thugs: "Let's see!"
Metal Man (GM): They hit it. The bullets ping off of it.
Deloth just sighs and ducks into battle position.
Aribar stares dumbfounded at the Nidoking.
Garrick: "We've got plenty... alright, lady and gents. It might be big, but I think with the fuckton of us there is right here, that we can take care of this... BLU, you guys get some cover and provide fire support."
Engineer: "I've never seen anything that big before... well..." He looks to the ship you have. "Does your ship have... ballistics in it?"
Aribar: "I should have tossed the helicopters at -that-!"
Metal Man (GM): The Nidoking is still slightly on fire, but being fireproof, it... slowly cools off.
Dragoshi: "Yeah, I do believe it has missiles."
Engineer: "Okay... you distract it, while me and the Demo Man build a really large array of missiles."
Metal Man (GM): The Nidoking has no missiles. The ship does.
Engineer: "I'm sure you'll think of something."
Metal Man (GM): The Engineer runs into the ship with the wrench. He walks out with some missiles and begins building missile launchers.
Giovanni: "If you really want this place... you'll fight me directly!"
Julian: *Fights him... Directly!*
Metal Man (GM): It's a 30 foot tall Nidoking, with a glass-windshielded cockpit in the head.
Kenku looks to the ship, "Uh guys... ok if I try to fight big with big?"
Panzer is still running. >>;
Garrick: "Let's rock this thing old school, Julian..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is... chasing that one guy to the ends of the planet?
Digifanatic: "I think we've still got enough energy to take this thing down."
Deloth looks upwards. "Mewtwo, if you can hear us, we REALLY need some support here."
Garrick runs in with him, skidding down a bit of concrete as he goes full tilt toward the Nidoking, side by side with Julian.
Digifanatic: "Yes, Kenku."
Kenku: "Is this too much of a risk to use the ship against?"
Garrick: "Just stay high up and unload on it! Just don't hit US!"
Aribar: "That would be an excellent idea; attack it from two fronts. We'll need every tactical advantage that we can get!"
Digifanatic: "If you need someone to help you, I'll join in."
Deloth: "...MEWTWO! You'll get to beat the snot out of Giovanni!"
Aribar follows after Garrick and Julian, but at a slower pace. The mage tries to keep to any cover in the area; he's far too wounded to do what he's about to do right now...
Panzer is going nuts, intent on killing this one guy with her bare hands. She flings her 200 lbs helmet at him.
Kenku: "I think it's a 1 person setup but sure Digi." Kenku says as he runs to get aboard.
Deloth: "...So much for psychic backup."
Metal Man (GM): The single escaping Team Rocket guy is killed. He was just a soldier. Hit by a massively heavy helmet.
Panzer walks up on the body and pries her helmet out of him. >>; She puts it on, still covered in bloody things and chunks.
Metal Man (GM): After being wounded by Digi and bullets.
Panzer: "That'll teach you you little motherfucker."
Metal Man (GM): Music.
Julian dashes ahead of damn near everyone, angling to get behind the 3-story tall Nidoking and deliver a pair of punishing hammer smashes to the back of its knees, aiming to take it down!
Metal Man (GM): Julian hit the thing twice.
Julian: *And then Julian punctuates it by smashing it in the back of its right ankle. Fall, damn you!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian hits it, several times. Its thick armor protects it.
Julian: *F this.*
Kenku straps into the drivers seat and takes off.
Metal Man (GM): The ship takes off. Only 10 missiles remain on the ship... the other 10 are being lined up and the Engineer is preparing them so he can... launch them all at once?
Kenku hopes the height difference is enough of a distraction and goes for it. He presses some commands and aims for the bot's head.
Digifanatic: *One missile at a time, remember.*
Metal Man (GM): The missile hits the thing flat-on in the head.
Metal Man (GM): That does some real damage, although it's still in one piece.
Giovanni: "Don't you try to stop me with that!" He takes a step forward... which threatens to squash Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Massive damage from the sheer, crushing deathliness. Then it gets off of Julian and tries to grab at the ship.
Metal Man (GM): Evasive action! It grabs the ship.
Giovanni: "NEVER MESS WITH TEAM ROCKET!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He then goes to hurl the ship at the Questers below. The Quester ship is flying at all the people on the ground. After all, that's an entire ship he just threw at them. The ship bounces off the ground violently and lands somewhere behind the Engie. No way in *bleep.* It's gonna fly any time soon.
Engineer: "Gah! Just a little more time!"
Metal Man (GM): People on the ship are alive, too.
Kenku tries to unbuckle and get out.
Digifanatic: *flies out.* "It was worth a shot..." *flies as in walks out.*
Engineer: "Look... help me with these missiles. You can't hit it on foot!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is out of range of the ship attack, by the way.
Dragoshi: *Goes to shoot Mecha-Nidoking up. A-yep.*
Giovanni: "You have mocked me one time too many! Your metallic death will be permanent!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi shoots it over and over again. It is in vain. The lasers bounce off of it like nothing. Panzer sees a giant ship smash most of the Questers. Then the mecha steps a step forward and into a crater. It becomes a bit stiffer. Some of the ship's systems (not missiles) still work... Or he can help the Engineer with those missiles. The Engineer is activating them one after another. But it takes a while, with 10 missiles.
Digifanatic: *is gonna head over and help the Engineer.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi runs over and doubles the missile-activation rate. That thing has a glass visor for a windshield... Panzer could shoot through it if she lined up the shot properly.
Panzer stops running, settles down and aims correctly for the visor and fires into it, trying for the best trajectory possible.
Metal Man (GM): It has its foot stuck in a pothole. It's like shooting a barely moving statue. A pinhole is shot out of the windshield.
Panzer gets up and keeps running. >>;
Garrick grumbles, hoping that he could have done something to help, but growling and sliding over to the Engineer.
Metal Man (GM): More importantly, though, Panzer's opened a hole through which things like explosions could fit.
Garrick: "How much you got done...?" *He holsters his pistol, pulling out his own belt tools and making to help out as well.*
Engineer: "I've nearly fully programmed the cascade array... you can just activate the last of them. You guys have way too many safeties on these missiles!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick presses a lot of buttons, but to no avail.
Engineer: *Waves to Kenku.* "You! Activate the last of the missiles!"
Kenku sees the group having trouble with the final rockets and gets out of ship to help.
Metal Man (GM): They are activated. The Giovanni Mecha stomps at the Questers, imposing. It is about to smash them to bits.
Engineer: "You think you're so... big... try some missiles on for size!"
Metal Man (GM): *Launch.* *Launch.* *Launch.* *x7 more.* *BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.* It is blasted again and again, stumbling backwards. The glass cracks and shatters due to the hole, and the inside of the cockpit is sprayed with fire and glass. It stumbles backwards, creaking... it stands for a moment. Then it straightens up again.
Giovanni: "Too bad you don't have ten more. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
Metal Man (GM): A sniper bullet misses the mecha entirely.
Giovanni: "Ooooh. You think you're so bad, don't you? Nobody will save you! I am the leader of Team Rocket, and you are DEAD!"
Metal Man (GM): The thugs run out from their emplacements, one of them crashing a car into it.
Giovanni: "Not going to do it! This place is MINE!"
Metal Man (GM): The cockpit is exposed. Giovanni can be seen within it and the smoke and fire.
Dragoshi: *Opens fire on Giovanni.* >:/
Engineer: "Gah! That thing's tough! Concentrate fire on the cockpit!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM* Some wires n' stuff fly out.
Digifanatic tries to see if he can fire more missiles from inside the ship.
Metal Man (GM): The crash has ruined the missiles in the ship for all intents and purposes.
Digifanatic: *Goes to charging a Final Smash.*
Metal Man (GM): If Giovanni gets too close, most everyone is screwed.
Panzer tries to snipe Giovanni after stopping and getting into the best supported position she could. She has blood in her eyes or something. -.-
Metal Man (GM): Panzer falls over into a crater. A small one. But it's embarrassing.
Panzer: "GOD DAMMIT. WHO PUT THIS FUCKING CRATER HERE?!"
Thug: "Bourne did... he's dead."
Garrick snarls as he quickly makes to leap over the nearby wall, racing toward the thing's blind spot, his hands slapping together in prayer.
Metal Man (GM): It is a bit blind at things facing too far to the left or right near its feet but not in front of them.
Garrick: "For FUCK SAKE! Please let this work! LET THE POWER OF THE SOLARIAN'S FLOW THROUGH ME AND ECHO THROUGH MY ACTIONS! AND I REALLY FUCKING MEAN IT THIS TIME!"
Garrick skids forward up against it, leaping off a nearby chunk of rock and onto it's belly, his hands slapping onto it, using Magitek to hopefully... HOPEFULLY... blow it to pieces the rest of the way.
Metal Man (GM): Being so unnaturally huge, the question is mostly does it manage to channel the dangerous amount of energy which threatens to limit its movement even further? It is further slowed down as energy overloads its systems.
Giovanni: "Hmph! If that's the best you can do, I've already won!"
Garrick grunts as he slumps, trying to desperately get out of it's way... as he makes to get away, he turns at one last time and fire a single shot at it.
Engineer: "That cockpit is wide open. Quick, shoot some bombs in it, Demo Man!"
Giovanni: "Gah!" Garrick shoots him right in the arm.
Metal Man (GM): That screws with his controls even more. At the end, the TF2 people rally.
Garrick lands it a roll, panting heavily, worn out from using that energy..
Demo-man: "Eat bombs, you nasty bloke!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship is incapable of moving very fast. Giovanni is pelted with explosives. He's now rather messed up, but still capable of pressing the all-important 'Destroy everything before me' button... somebody will have to take him down, and quick!
Kenku gets on the ship and tries to start a gatling gun, seeing no other options.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku starts it up. The head is riddled with bullets.
Giovanni: "No! So... close! You... will... DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): It is hit with hundreds of more bullets, as the gatling blows out entirely. The entire mecha sparks erratically. It no longer reacts to any commands Giovanni gives it.
Giovanni: "No... NO... I am so close! Just one more attack and all my foes die!"
Metal Man (GM): Giovanni uses all his might to try to get one more attack out of it. He does. It swings its Tail at the Questers! Nope. It does smash the ship though.
Dragoshi: *But not awesome enough for Dragoshi to get hit by.* *So... he survives.*
Metal Man (GM): Giovanni's final attack backfires. Badly.
Kenku ducks to the floorboard.
Giovanni: "Yes! I have gotten them! I have won!"
Dragoshi: "No you haven't."
Dragoshi: "Shut up."
Metal Man (GM): The mecha starts overloading and falling backwards.
Giovanni: "Gahhhhhhh!!!! Eject! Eject!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses the button. The ejector seat activates... part way. BOOOM.
Digifanatic: "Did we just do what I think I did?"
Metal Man (GM): He is blown to smithereens!
Digifanatic: "I think we did."
Dragoshi: "Shut him up? Yes. Yes we did. And it better stay that way."
Digifanatic: "Not that... I mean, we actually killed the boss of Team Rocket."
Dragoshi: "That's what I meant."
Kenku gets out of the rather smashed ship and sees the bot in smithereens "YES!"
Digifanatic: "Close enough.:"
Garrick is leaned over, his hands on his knees, panting heavily... he tries to recall if the Engineer's wrench vibrated again when he used Magitek.
Dragoshi: *Checks the remains. Yanno. Just in case.*
Metal Man (GM): The wrench did. The mecha is in pieces. The Team Rocket landing thing has been blown to pieces. And while the Questers were busy fighting, the remaining Rockets got shot up by thugs. Team Rocket: DESTROYED.
Dragoshi: "That'll do."
Kenku walks over to the Engie. "You got enough metal to repair the ship?"
Dragoshi: "That'll do." *Slides away his weapons.*
Garrick: "Get... get Julian up..."
Engineer: "...I don't understand why he kept on coming."
Dragoshi: *Then goes to pick Julian up.*
Engineer: "It was wasted effort once we blew out the cockpit."
Digifanatic: *walks over and aids Drago in that.*
Dragoshi: "He's an idiot. That's why."
Garrick takes a long, deeeep breath and sighs, feeling the feeling come back to his limbs.
Digifanatic: "And arrogant."
Engineer: "He got his last attack in exchange for his life."
Dragoshi: "An insane, egotistical idiot."
Kenku: "He probably had nothing else left if my facts were right."
Engineer: "But... that's a job." He laughs.
Garrick: "Fantastic job, everyone. Everyone on the guns... and BLU, of course. Very well done."
Engineer: "I think I'll get to work once we clean all the corpses out. Think we should put a market commemorating this day BLU and the... Questers... triumphed over idiots named 'Rocket.'"
Digifanatic: "You know, though?"
Demoman: "Yeah! They're now in pieces... in HELL! Hahahahahaha!"
Kenku: "Hey Engie, could we get a quick repair job on the ship?"
Digifanatic: "I kinda miss that whole 'blasting off' thing..."
Engineer: "I'll do what I can."
Garrick: "Oh, shut up, Digi."
Garrick sighs, smiling slightly before moving over to the Engineer.
Engineer: "I don't know. Then we would have to kill him... again."
Garrick: "Hey, could I talk to you for a minute?"
Engineer: "Yes... I'm a bit tired, though."
Metal Man (GM): Mostly, he has several bullet holes in him.
Garrick: "I'm just curious, is all..."
Metal Man (GM): The Medic heals him.
Kenku: "'K" Kenku says and then tries to find a nice soft place to lay down for a minute.
Panzer finally runs up, helmet still bloody and covered in dirt. "How on earth do I get this out of my fur?"
Metal Man (GM): The Sniper walks down, rubbing his brow.
Garrick: "Your... brand of technology. How you work with it... how do you do it? Like, what knowledge do you have?"
Sniper: "For a minute there, I was afraid I was the only one who could save you all."
Engineer: "11 hard science PHDs, my friend."
Panzer looks at the sniper. "Oh shut up. I killed a guy with my fucking helmet. Beat that asshole!"
Garrick frowns, glancing at his right hand, clenching it for a minute before nodding. "...right. Okay. Thanks."
Sniper: "Well, I killed several people while you were falling in the crater."
Panzer: "You saw that?"
Sniper: "Of course. I had to watch the entire field."
Dragoshi: "And I just splattered Rocket mooks like they were nothing."
Panzer: "Don't make me irradiate you all."
Sniper: "For all I know they had two giant robots. Radiation? That's good for your health, though."
Dragoshi: "...If they have a second one, I say we hijack it."
Sniper: "The Scout drinks radioactive energy drink. It makes him move so fast even a sniper couldn't hit him."
Panzer: "What are you people on?"
Garrick frowns before he leans against the nearby wall, reaching into his pocket to pull out his pack of cigaerettes, seeing it's empty... "...dammit..."
Sniper: "Whatever you are, apparently. You must be healthy all the time with that radiation."
Kenku gets up and dusts off himself before rejoining most of the group.
Metal Man (GM): A man decloaks from nowhere. He hands Garrick a cigarette... a man in a suit.
Garrick draws his pistol in a flash... then pauses and sighs.
Panzer: "It's my power source. Want some?"
Spy: "I apologize for my lateness, but as usual, they left without me."
Garrick: "You. I thought you blew to pieces."
Sniper: "Well, no, but the Scout might want to look at it."
Spy: "We respawn, of course."
Panzer: "Where is the little fucker? I've done my running for today."
Garrick takes the smoke, nodding a thanks before pulling out his lighter and lighting up, moaning softly in appreciation. "That's a good one..."
Dragoshi: *Just stretches.*
Sniper: "He should be here soon. I just saw The Spy appear out of nowhere."
Garrick: "Smoke, that is."
Sniper: "Not... now though."
Spy: "Of course. Only the best."
Panzer starts to override her security systems one by one so she doesn't have to do it later. She leaves the last measure in place as to not irradiate everyone.
Julian continues to be knocked the fuck out.
Panzer: "I want a smoke."
Garrick: "You guys... all you guys... you've got some pretty solid tech. Invisibility field, auto disguise... automated turrets, gear dispensers, healing packs..."
Spy: *Hands Panzer one.* "Here. I have plenty."
Panzer eats it.
Medic: "Ach. We should take out the med cabinet."
Garrick: "We can probably gets some good stuff knocked... out..."
Kenku sees Garrick and the spy smoking and makes a "Yeeech" face, and steps back a couple steps.
Spy: "...You are a strange person."
Panzer: "Hmm. Russian tobacco?"
Garrick: "Damn right, she's a strange person..."
Spy: "Of course."
Metal Man (GM): The medic takes out the cabinet from the damaged ship.
Panzer: "I don't breathe. How could I smoke if I don't breathe?"
Metal Man (GM): He then drags Julian's body over it and smacks it into the cabinet.
Garrick: "You could chew."
Metal Man (GM): Julian is suddenly revived and healed.
Garrick takes another breath of smoke, looking at Panzer oddly.
Medic: "Finally, something which works on you weird people!"
Panzer: "I don't swallow, nor produce saliva?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes to do the same with the others.
Garrick: "...but you can taste?"
Panzer: "It would dissolve." *She spits acid on the ground.* "See? Acid spit. Reminds me. I need some oil. I'm a quart low. Lessee. Last time I had any was about 10 years ago."
Engineer: "Oil?" He builds a weird gas tank thing. "Just stand next to this."
Garrick: "..." *sigh.* "...Panzer is me in five years... when I've gone batshit insane..."
Engineer: "I call it a dispenser. One-dispenser-refills all."
Panzer: "Is it synthetic 90-weight?"
Engineer: "It can create any oil you need. Out of thin air."
Garrick: "Just stand next to it, Panzer. It's really crazy stuff, what they've thought up."
Engineer: "See, once you learn enough science, you learn how to fabricate anything."
Panzer: "I'll go with that then." She goes and drinks up some oil, some gears finally stop crying for lube. "Much better."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer just walks near it, and suddenly it's like all her systems have been maintained, guns reloaded, and even health refilled.
Julian's back. He groans for a couple of seconds, rubbing his head as he gets back on his feet. "Nnngh... What happened? Gio's dead, right?"
Metal Man (GM): It is a very bizarre object.
Garrick: "Yeah. We aced him good."
Metal Man (GM): The only thing more powerful is the health cabinet.
Garrick: "He, literally, exploded."
Medic: "Well, ze autopsy shows he killed himself via defective escape explosion."
Panzer: "I've been squeaking a while. Then again, I was never supposed to be activated, and if I was supposed to, I've outlived my service date by a century and a half."
Engineer: "Most of the things I make are classified or considered illegal by the American government. But they're not here... hahahahahahaha!"
Garrick chuckles softly.
Panzer: "I was a prototype made in Germany. Old sniper reploid model."
Engineer: *Begins building a... building.*
Garrick: "It's a damn shame you missed out on our old world, Engineer."
Panzer: They decided not to go with a heuristic system."
Julian: "Great." *Finally stands all the way up.* "Now then..." *Gazes around the battlefield... notices that the ship is currently on its side.* "The fuck happened?"
Garrick: "You would have liked it. Tech that would make you stop for a second."
Digifanatic: "Giovanni asploded."
Engineer: "It is a shame... after mastering the laws of physics, I could always do with a world more different from mine than this one."
Panzer starts cleaning her helmet off. "Uhg. I need a bath."
Kenku goes "Hmmm..." and scratches his chin before deciding to do a quick search of some of the dead bodies his sliced in two. Besides, they're not going to be remembered anyway.
Metal Man (GM): They got some guns that are much cheaper than the Questers' and some now annihilated armor bits.
Garrick: "Alright, lady and gents. Let's take a breather and get back to work. Let's clear out the dead bodies, get them burned or buried, fill in these craters, and start building."
Digifanatic: .oO(I still dunno how Panzer could take a bath without shorting out or whatnot.) "Good idea. Something peaceful."
Garrick: "Something not wrecked, pretty much."
Kenku sighs and walks back to the group to see what Engie is up to.
Metal Man (GM): That, and pure water? It doesn't conduct electricity. Like... 100% pure...
Julian: "C'mon, this town ain't gonna rebuilt itself!" *Julian goes out and starts picking up the heads he knocked off of Rocket soldiers.*
Metal Man (GM): Of course... it would become impure from being touched by anything not water...
Dragoshi: *Goes to help. Hooray!*
Metal Man (GM): So not very useful.
Garrick finishes his smoke, glancing to the Spy for a moment.
Panzer: "I don't rebuild. Anyone know where I can find a lake? A deep one?"
Garrick: "I've gonna need to get a pack or two from you. Talk to you about that later."
Garrick pushes off the wall, going to go help clear.
Thug: "Uhhh..." He points to the North. "There's a rainforest filled with little ponds... and maybe a deep water area if you hike."
Rinith: *Wakes up, walks over.* "I missed something when I slept under the tree huh?"
Panzer: "It has to be deep water. Too deep to see into."
Kenku: "Yea... we annihilated Team Rocket."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I dunno how good salt water is your system so I'd avoid the beaches." is for your system.*
Panzer: "It's harmless."
Thug: "The deepest water is a very far distance away. An entire temple with an extremely deep chamber."
Garrick pauses for a minute at that. "...a temple filled with water?"
Panzer: "God dammit. Engineer, give me a huge drum of water."
Engineer: "Hmmm." He thinks carefully, then bangs on the dispenser. A barrel filled with water appears, made of some debris nearby.
Metal Man (GM): It is rather large. He then goes back to... building entire walls by swinging a wrench. The Eggman will be... envious.
Garrick: "Water Temple... Hm."
Panzer lifts the dispenser off the floor and toodles off with it on one shoulder, her capacity to carry is 1.5 times her own weight.
Garrick shrugs for a moment before going to clear up some more stuff.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we came across that once or twice before, but never had anything to be able to drive to it with, like a sub or something."
Kenku keeps watching the Engie do his work.
Digifanatic: "What were you thinking about it?"
Panzer dumps the water in the crater and looks around. "Everyone, go away."
Kenku turns around for just a sec, notices and makes a couple steps closer to the Engie and comes back to what he was doing.
Metal Man (GM): The crater Panzer fell in is behind a building, out of view of the others.
Rinith: "You guys need to wake me up so I can do something other then follow you around blindly." =?
Panzer: "Wow. It worked." She takes a bath, dragging in pieces of armor and washing them off as she goes. Once finished and satisfied she dresses and walks back to the group, fur still a bit wet. "Better."
Garrick has since thrown as much scrap metal he can towards the Engineer.
Panzer: "Engineer, remind me to get with you on making another set of armor for me sometime. This set is as old as I am and needs replacing. It's also outside its service date."
Garrick: "I really can't think of anything else to do with it..."
Engineer: "With enough time, effort, and crazy people blown up by missiles, anything is possible."
Metal Man (GM): He uses the scrap metal to continue building the new HQ, slowly. Of course, it'll take a while.
Panzer: "I think the only thing holding this set together was dirt and rust."
Garrick: "First thing is first, Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): It takes roughly a minute for a sentry-sized thing to be built, so... an entire building will take a day or two. Or maybe three to make the full thing.
Garrick: "We need the stadium up and running before anything."
Metal Man (GM): Also, Eggman will probably add in his touches... next time.
Kenku: "At the very least I'd like to see the lodging... especially... well..." He looks at the ship.
Digifanatic: *also continues on to clean up bodies and whatever else... nothing much else to do.*
Engineer: "Workin' on it... one wall piece at a time."
Kenku nods and keeps watching the engie work.
Rinith: "How do you do such a thing?"
Panzer looks at Garrick "Don't you get snide with me. I will infect you."
Garrick: "I'm a human, not a Reploid."
Panzer: "I'll find a way."
Garrick: "And I'd appreciate YOU not getting snide."
Digifanatic: "Panzer, you can wait..." .oO(Especially at the rate she shows up.)
Panzer: "I'll eat you like I ate that cig."
Garrick: "Oh, shove a cork in it."
Panzer: "Look here motherfucker."
Digifanatic: "Oh my goooosh..."
Garrick slowly stands up from the pile of metal he's been collecting for the Engineer, looking to her hard. "Yeah? You gonna say something?"
Dragoshi: *Too busy cleanin' up corpses, so he can't listen to the ensuing shitstorm. Hooray work!*
Kenku sees the others collecting metal, and starts doing so himself.
Engineer: "You know, once I finish the arena, you can kill one another every time you get in an argument without disturbing a mission."
Panzer crosses her arms, vents opening. She shakes her head. "Nothing needs to be said. You're a human. You're sub-par to me already."
Rinith: "How are you... building it like that?"
Digifanatic: "Oh come on, Panz, you're going apples to oranges now!"
Panzer: "Thus." She walks off and starts moving steel around the area for the engineer to use.
Garrick lets out a mirthless chuckle, shaking his head and going back to throwing metal into one pile and rocks into another.
Engineer: "After the 10th hard science degree, reality began to look easy to control. It is."
Metal Man (GM): He forms more walls and things out of scrap metal.
Digifanatic: *mutters to Garrick.* "Knowing her, by the time she finds us again, we'll already be hosting stuff in the Stadium."
Panzer: "I heard that."
Digifanatic: *m* "Nice ears."
Panzer: "Cute aren't they? They're not just for show."
Garrick sighs... "Why does every person need to have a bloody attitude..."
Panzer: "Drop it already."