Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 47: Pipes of Doom
Date: March 7th, 2009.
Trivia: There were supposed to be many 'Pipe Missions.' Instead, this is about the only one that was ever done.
Metal Man (GM): The group was on their way to the Mushroom Kingdom, after dropping off Panzer. They're going to deal with some sort of pipe problem in the Mushroom Kingdom so it can get pipes out to distant places. They're on the ship now. Of course, they could change their minds.
Kenku sits there humming some sort of silly song.
Garrick: "Alright, final call before we pass the Stadium... take care of the plumbing problem at the Mushroom Kingdom, or find something else to do...?"
Digifanatic: "I can't think of much else."
Kenku: "Plumbing problem to me is first priority."
Deloth groans and sits up. "Nngh... how long have I been asleep?"
Kenku: "A while, not much happened outside of Panzer left on her own to deal with Vile."
Garrick: "Or so we know..."
Aribar: "Morning, Deloth."
Garrick grumbles softly before he puts the Afterburners on and heads toward the Mushroom Kingdom.
Metal Man (GM): The ship reaches the Kingdom again.
Deloth nods and yawns. "So what're we doing?"
Digifanatic: "Mario and Princess Peach have been complaining of some creatures hanging underground."
Garrick lands at Peach's castle again, bringing it down nice and easy.
Kenku: "Were gonna try to clear them out. Will probably get up better connections with the Kindom too."
Metal Man (GM): Mario walks out.
Garrick: "Maybe further than that. It'll solve our transportation problem. Or at least to an extent. Everyone out, game faces on." *He unbuckles and heads out.*
Digifanatic: *walks out.*
Kenku greets Mario with a short bow as he steps out.
Deloth nods, stretches, and steps out. Could have sworn he keeps hearing talking coming from somewhere...
Aribar follows the others outside.*
Deloth: "...Are any of you guys mumbling to yourself?"
Kenku: "Not since I was humming stuff aboard."
Deloth stops. "Okay, that's really worrying, then, because I swear that I keep hearing you guys muttering to yourself."
Garrick nods shortly to Mario.
Aribar: "Are you possessed again?"
Garrick: "Well, we're here to look into that problem. Just show us an entrance down into the system, I suppose."
Mario: "Oh... I hope you-a are feeling brave!"
Deloth: "...Not as far as I know, Ari."
Mario: "It-a killed me over twenty times last-a time. Hm." He motions for the Questers to follow him as he walks out into the woods.
Kenku: "What did?" Kenku says as he follows Mario.
Mario: "The pipe-a mess. It is-a pure evil!"
Deloth follows along, thinking.
Mario: "Made to stop-a anything. I-a think someone very powerful made-a it."
Metal Man (GM): He trudges down a long unused path, passing a sign which says 'DANGER: HORRIFYING DEATH AHEAD'
Mario: "You-a real sure?"
Aribar: "It is only horrifying death; it'll be a nice change in pace for us."
Deloth: "No, but that's kind of our M.O."
Kenku: "Weve probably dealt with worse."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yeah."
Digifanatic: "I'm not gonna say anything yet."
Garrick walks along with the others, frowning.
Deloth: "...I SWEAR I still keep hearing you guys talking."
Garrick: "Before we head down... Mario, you said it killed you twenty times."
Mario: "Yes. It-a is trapland!"
Digifanatic: "Don't worry about it. Maybe it's just the aspirin."
Garrick: "Wonderful... tell me something. When you died, where did you end up?"
Aribar: "What are we saying, Del?"
Deloth: "I dunno. It's kind of hard to make out, like you're all talking at once."
Digifanatic: "Can't help you with that."
Mario: "Well, in this land, I-a have multiple lives due to my-a mushrooms. So I-a woke up at the beginning of the trap course every-a-time! Had to repeat it... went very crazy... so hard."
Digifanatic: "Ohh... interesting. We'll try to look for them."
Garrick: "Right... well, you're free to come down with us. Any help you can give us would be appreciated, but if you want to head back to the castle, you're free to do that too."
Aribar: .oO(I wonder if Deloth's going to stab me in the chest... Again. Maybe another Robotnik's in him...)
Deloth: "I am NOT going to stab you, okay? I'm not possessed."
Mario: "Going down there? Never again..." He points out a steel silver pipe. "Go at your own risk... Aieeeee!" *He runs away.*
Kenku looks over "Uh... Del... Ari didn't saw that."
Flaeyn: "What's down there again?"
Deloth stares at Kenku. "Uh, yeah, he did. I just heard him. Plainly."
Metal Man (GM): There's another sign.
Digifanatic: *reads the sign.*
Sign: 'This trap land you will never escape, death awaits ye traveler.'
Garrick: "Traps... Chomps, Ba-Bombs, Bullet Bills... the usual Mushroom Kingdom atire... Probably some crap jumps and fireball wands, too."
Flaeyn: "Excuse me?" He says towards Garrick. "Bullet Bills..?"
Digifanatic: "Sounds about right."
Aribar: "..." .oO(Deloth?)
Deloth: "It's the whole nine yards of pain and misery!"
Dragoshi: "And prolly' a lot of other stuff."
Deloth: "What, Ari?"
Kenku looks to Ari and back to Del. "Weird... I don't remember hearing it at least..."
Garrick: "You'll see for yourself when we go down there. It'll be like old times, for us... everyone set?"
Aribar: .oO(Look at my mouth. Is it moving?)
Kenku looks confused at the two. "One sec."
Deloth: "...you have GOT to be shitting me."
Flaeyn: "Ugh, I see..."
Dragoshi: "And, if there's any underwater areas... We'll prolly' see cheep cheeps. And bloopers. Just pray that we don't see a Boss Bass on the way." :x
Garrick groans and looks to Drag.
Digifanatic: .oO(I wonder if Panzer is screaming for mercy right now.)
Deloth: "Uh... guys?"
Garrick: "Why did you have to bring that up? Now I'm gonna be dreading that?? What's up, Del? Make it quick."
Aribar: "I do believe our resident mutating fuzzy death machine can read minds!"
Dragoshi: "Because I thought it was nescesarry."
Deloth: "...yeah, Ari pretty much just said it for me."
Garrick: "...right, well, are you feeling off? Messed up? Can you think straight with it still going on?"
Kenku: .oO(What the crap is going on?) *He thinks as he looks rather bewildered.*
Deloth: "Yeah... right now it's just like you guys mumbling all at once... I don't KNOW what's going on! I'd tell you if I did!"
Garrick: "Right... we'll look into it later. Let's give this a shot. That might come in handy later."
Kenku blinks "Umm... I didn't say that..."
Garrick: "I'm heading down." *He turns with that, heading over to the steel pipe and placing his hand on the rim, leaping into it with the usual Mario pipe sound.*
Digifanatic: "You know, I was pondering that as well, Garrick, about it being handy." *heads in.*
Dragoshi: *Heads on in!*
Deloth heads in, shaking his head.
Aribar prepares to follow Garrick. The mage tries to hide a smirk as he imagines tortures he can annoy Deloth with if he truly can read minds!
Kenku is still bewildered, but know he needs to keep to the task at hand, and deal with it later. He walks down the pipe.
Flaeyn hops inside, a bit confused.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear in an underground area. There is a simple gap and nothing else. It's a gap they can hop over without much effort.
Metal Man (GM): Digi hits an invisble NOTE block and falls into the pit. He is thrown to the start, minus some health.
Deloth: "Where'd that come from?"
Flaeyn: "... Well that was certainly interesting."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, thankfully it stays visible.
Digifanatic: "Andrew, why couldn't you be here to warn us about that?!"
Dragoshi: *Hops on the note block, then over the gap.*
Kenku manuvers around the note block as he moves down.
Digifanatic: "You probably saw that coming!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku does so. That wasn't too hard.
Garrick hops over as well, bouncing soft before landing.
Aribar steps over the hole.*
Digifanatic: *avoids the block this time and hops over.*
Deloth hops across using the note block as well, still bewildered by the insanity of this new power.
Flaeyn does the same, a bit wing action just for fun as well.
Kenku walks ahead, sword at the ready.
Deloth: "Why in the world can I suddenly read minds now?"
Metal Man (GM): There's now two pipes ahead, one which comes from the ceiling, another from the ground. The Questers have to jump up it, but there's a piranha plant popping out of the bottom one every so often and... spitting fire. The ground just before the pipes looks weird.
Deloth: *Checks if the Plant is within range of an Ele shot.*
Digifanatic: *Checks if the ground is a different color. Or a weird texture.*
Metal Man (GM): It is missing some texture to it, it looks strangely flat.
Kenku tries to crouch near the pipe and hack it at its stem.
Deloth waits for the plant to pop up, then tosses a Darkness Ele at it.
Garrick pulls Kenku back by the collar of his shirt. "Waaait a sec."
Kenku is pulled back. "Ok."
Digifanatic picks up some loose dirt and tosses it at the odd ground.
Metal Man (GM): The Dark Ele flies right through it.
Deloth: "...The hell?"
Metal Man (GM): The dirt lands on that weird patch and... stays there.
Deloth taps the weird patch with a foot.
Kenku: "Must be some sort of glass bridge or something."
Aribar: "I wish we had Mario with us so that he could guide us through these obstacles..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth goes to tap it. Once his foot nears it, it becomes stuck to the floor and can only slide around.
Deloth: "What the--"
Flaeyn: "Oh that's bad..."
Metal Man (GM): He can pull it back, but only by sliding it off of the seemingly magnetic weird ground.
Deloth: "My foot's stuck!"
Flaeyn attempts to pull Deloth out.
Garrick: "Slide it backwards toward you."
Metal Man (GM): Pulling Deloth horizontally backwards frees him. But it also means no one can easily approach the piranha plant. Well, they could jump at it.
Garrick: "Right... over the magnetic block, over the plant before it pops out."
Digifanatic: "Okay. Aribar, a Fire Ele, perhaps?"
Deloth: "Alright, what kind of sick, twisted challenge is this?"
Garrick: "Point of no return..."
Digifanatic: "Probably a very analytical one."
Garrick steps up himself, walking to just within that magnetic part. He checks how tall the pipe is.
Metal Man (GM): It's a little taller than Garrick is.
Deloth grabs some dirt and flings it at the ground past the magnetic floor.
Metal Man (GM): There is no ground past the magnetic floor, except that which is beyond the two pipes.
Aribar: "Deloth's spell flew right through it; I doubt that my own could do much better. The floor doesn't seem deadly, so heading over and hacking at the plant should work."
Kenku: "This is a challenge... no way to jump..."
Digifanatic: "But Mario never uses darkness, right?"
Garrick: "Let me try and jump it."
Digifanatic: "Go ahead."
Garrick waits for the plant pops out, chomps, then as it's going back in, he leaps at the pipe, grabs the edge, and vaults over it.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick flies face-first into an invisible note block and is pushed right back to where he was standing before he jumped.
Deloth: "...Hey, Digi, just to be sure... think of a number between one and one thousand and keep thinking it."
Garrick: "...oh, screw you."
Metal Man (GM): The note block hovers just about the middle of the two pipes, a little to the left. It is possible to pass it, however it is tricky.
Digifanatic: "Okay." .oO(542... 542... 542... 543... 542...) (Yes, the 543 was intentional.)
Kenku: "Maybe getting on the block would work?"
Garrick grunts, then tries to do the same while avoiding said block.
Digifanatic: .oO(542... 542...)
Deloth: "Five hundred and forty-two. And five hundred and forty-three, you little cheat."
Digifanatic: *with a smug grin.* "...Yeah."
Deloth: "Well. That's that, then."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick goes to do so... But he can't seem to get around it while jumping... he's too tall and bonks his head painlessly on the pipe. Then the plant shoots him in the head with a fireball for damage and knocks him back.
Digifanatic: *Looks for solid ground below the second pipe.*
Garrick: "Ow! Damnit..."
Metal Man (GM): Below? Yes. It's solid as can be.
Kenku tries to jump on top of the noteblock.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku jumps on top of the noteblock. He's jumping constantly. He is also too tall to simply move right and through the gap at full height.
Deloth: "I have an idea..."
Digifanatic: "I think so, too."
Dragoshi: *Tries to hurl a kama at the pirahna plant, making sure not to hit Kenku.* :x
Deloth backs up, runs, then tucks and rolls just as he jumps, hopefully crouching enough to slip through the gap.
Kenku presses down on the note block to see if it would give him more clearance.
Metal Man (GM): The Kama flies through the plant.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth flies through, collides with the plant, takes damage, but gets through. Kenku's plan doesn't work.
Kenku grumbles under his breath.
Deloth: *Oh no, OH NO! Minuscule damage! How will he ever survive?*
Garrick does like Deloth, if possible, waiting for the plant to go down before he leaps through.
Deloth: "I'm through!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick gets across with no issue.
Dragoshi: *Decides to follow Garrick's example as well.*
Digifanatic follows their lead, trying to time it just right.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi and Digi also get across without issue.
Kenku tries to slide off the note block and duck under the gap.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is also through.
Kenku: "Phew." he says, annoyed with the note block and the Pirahna.
Aribar follows the example of the others.
Deloth: "How are these blocks even invisible like that, anyways?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are across. Their next challenge... four Hammer Brothers attack!!!
Deloth grumbles before whipping out his swords.
Digifanatic: *Wonders if there are any hovering blocks in the region.* .oO(Their mother wears combat boots.)
Deloth: *blandly.* "Yeah, you lead in original insults, Digi."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'll admit I only did that for your reaction."
Metal Man (GM): Nope, no nearby blocks.
Deloth: "Dammit, Digi, don't defile this gift."
Garrick: "Give it a rest, you guys. Let's take care of business."
Metal Man (GM): There's four of them... Fire, Hammer, Boomerang and Giant. All at once.
Garrick moves forward, slamming a fresh clip into his pistol as he draws it, trying to slide to the side a bit and unloading the entire clip into... let's say Giant. Easy target.
Metal Man (GM): All hit, for he is a huge target.
Dragoshi: *Digs into his cloak for a second, pulls out two kamas, and hurls each one at the Giant Hammer Bro.*
Metal Man (GM): One hit. The kama sticks in him in case anyone is brave enough to try to reuse it. The entire world slows down for some reason. The giant hammer brother stomps the ground, causing everyone to be stunned. And giving the Hammer Siblings a better chance to hit... The Giant Hammer Brother chucks his hammer at Dragoshi. It smashes Dragoshi flat.
Metal Man (GM): The boomerang one chucks a boomerang, which threatens everyone.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is picked up by the boomerang and slammed into the Questers for more damage to him. It hits Dragoshi and Garrick and Digi as well.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku dodges. As that is going on, the Fire bro goes to burn Garrick with two fireballs. They're more tiny fireballs. ...Which is why they move real fast. The first one hits Garrick. Then the second one hits him for more damage. The Hammer Brother chucks a hammer at Garrick for good measure. He then chucks another one at Dragoshi. *SMACK* They know how to spam projectiles, like cheap jerks. *SMACK* both hits, more to Garrick. They prepare for another hailstorm of random projectiles...
Digifanatic: *It's not a projectile, but a golf club does add to the randomness... he targets the giant.* *Rammed for damage and massive knockback.*
Metal Man (GM): He falls over after being smacked for more damage. Digi sends him flying out of the area entirely. He's gone.
Digifanatic: "There we go."
Dragoshi: "...Well, that's one way of taking care of him."
Deloth: "Home run."
Digifanatic: "Well, it's not a hole in one."
Kenku: "You got that right" Kenku chuckles.
Deloth flicks a trio of Ice Eles at the Boomerang Brother.
Metal Man (GM): He takes damage and sits there.
Garrick: "Unload on the big one. I got him good."
Dragoshi: "Digi sent the big one flying, Garrick."
Metal Man (GM): The big one appears to have been sent very far away. And dead.
Aribar fires five blasts of electricity upon the Boomerang Brother! 5 Elec Eles!
Metal Man (GM): He dies after the second one. Aribar violently destroys where he was standing after he flies off the screen.
Kenku attempts to go all Mario on the Hammer Bro with sword and feet.
Metal Man (GM): He jumps out of the way.
Kenku tries again.
Metal Man (GM): He jumps out of the way. Only two remaining. The Hammer brother is jumping around for no reason...
Garrick grunts as he took a ton of damage from that, pulling the hammer back on his gun and unloading another rapid fire series of shots into the Hammer one, kneeling to aid his aim.
Metal Man (GM): He is hit all three times.
Dragoshi: *Blasts the Hammer Bro in the face with a single Wind Ele to see if it goes down first.* :x
Metal Man (GM): It leaps out of the way and... off the stage and dies.
Digifanatic: "I didn't see that in Kanto..."
Garrick: "Don't get cocky. We still got the one."
Deloth: "This is suspiciously easy."
Digifanatic: "I wasn't trying to, Garrick... I was just curious."
Garrick: "Speak for yourself..."
Kenku: "Probably is supposed to be... front line fools probably."
Dragoshi: "...That works." *Proceeds to blast the Fire Bro with two Water Eles. If the thing has a weakness, anyway.*
Garrick grunts, in a good deal of pain.
Metal Man (GM): It takes normal damage... but it does get damaged a bit.
Deloth: "I've got a medkit you can have after this."
Metal Man (GM): The Fire Bro breathes fireballs at Deloth. Deloth takes damage from both hits.
Deloth: "OW! Jerk..."
Digifanatic: *tries another Golf Club Ram--trying to not mess with elements against these guys.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. He's still there. Barely.
Deloth: *Twin sword stabs!*
Metal Man (GM): He gets toasted. The way ahead is clear... a ramp slope that goes over a pit. On the other side is a bunch of breakable blocks.
Deloth: "...Hoo, boy."
Digifanatic: "I wish we could analyze the area for more of those note blocks without perhaps costing us more..."
Kenku comes up and looks at how big the gap is.
Garrick: "...well, hold on."
Garrick: "I might be able to get... something..."
Metal Man (GM): The gap is relatively small.
Garrick reaches into one of the pouches on his belt and pulls out that small scanner he got from Samus and the visor he harvested from the helmet they used it on. He slips it over his eyes.
Kenku scratches his chin and cast some dust high across the gap.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick slips it on. It cannot identify anything in here. The dust settles without hitting anything invisible. Anyone could just run down the hill and leap across.
Garrick: "...don't see anything."
Digifanatic: "I'll be guinea pig again."
Garrick grumbles and flips it off, keeping it off for the time being.
Kenku: "Hmm... no note block to get in our way. I say we just jump it."
Garrick: "Alright, Digi. On your go."
Kenku steps out of Digi's running path.
Digifanatic: *runs down and hopes he hits nothing in the air except solid ground on his landing.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi goes to jump... the floor sticks him down. Then he gets off of it and jumps... And falls into the pit. He takes damage, and lands behind everyone else, but not at the start. Apparently it can't comprehend that with all of the Questers here at once.
Digifanatic: "Okay, what the heck is going on here?!"
Digifanatic: "We were focusing too much on the air to look at the floor!" *facepalm.*
Kenku blinks. "Dumb physics."
Garrick: "Alright, let's see..."
Deloth sits down and starts sliding down the ramp.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth slides down and hits the bottom... Deloth slides off the end and over the tiny pit. Apparently, trying to jump here is baaaaad.
Kenku makes sure he doesn't bump into Del, and casts a rock high upwards over the grav spot.
Digifanatic examines the floor he and Deloth got stuck on without stepping on it.
Aribar: *Tries to follow Deloth across.*
Kenku blinks "Oh" he says and races down the hill, and rides his momentum across the pit.
Dragoshi: *Just... does the same thing Del does.* :x
Deloth: "Ow, ow, ow, road rash..." *He stands up gingerly.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth did make it. Rock high upwards the grav spot hits the weird floor and sticks to it. Digi sees that the floor he got stuck to is another bizarro floor. Kenku gets across.
Digifanatic: *does the Deloth/Kenku trick.*
Aribar: *Same trick here.*
Garrick uses the same trick, as well.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers get across. The blocks are relatively easy. They're weird-o blocks the Questers can just grab. No. They're right next to the Questers.
Deloth grabs one, experimentally.
Metal Man (GM): There's a 10-block tall wall which continues on. Deloth grabs one. It begins flashing in his hand. And is no longer a part of the wall.
Kenku steps back from Deloth.
Deloth flings it away and ducks.
Metal Man (GM): It breaks into four chunks of ice, which harmlessly fall away.
Garrick: "...they're just flashers."
Digifanatic: "Oh..." *picks another up and chucks it into the pit.*
Garrick grabs one himself, holding onto it.
Dragoshi: *Just... watches.* :x
Metal Man (GM): Anyone can easily hold onto them. Garrick's block eventually vanishes. The Questers just need to throw away the ones in their path.
Kenku looks at Garrick confused.
Aribar looks past the wall.
Deloth starts grabbing blocks and tossing them away, trying to make a path big enough for everyone to fit through.
Kenku starts to help clear the wall.
Digifanatic: *looks like they're doing it for him.*
Metal Man (GM): A huge path is made. The Questers near the end, where you suddenly see... a change of pace. A water area that goes down.
Garrick: "Thought it might come in handy. Meh." *...* *He slowly looks to Drag.* "...you just HAD to say it."
Deloth grabs one last block and throws it into the water.
Kenku sighs "This is going to be a challenge..."
Dragoshi: "Hey. It was gonna come anyway."
Garrick: "Yeah, well. Pray that Boss Bass isn't around this one."
Aribar: "... I hate swimming."
Kenku: "If its fine, I'll stay up front of now, and let you guys blast stuff."
Dragoshi: *Just readies his blaster.* :x
Garrick: "Boss Bass can't be killed, far as I know. He keeps coming back." *He glances to Kenku, grinning as he pulls the hammer back on his gun.* "Grow a set and come on."
Dragoshi: "Yeah, but it should keep 'im away for a few seconds."
Garrick: "Let's go."
Digifanatic: *looks to see how wide it is.*
Kenku: "WHAT! I said I was going to take the front!" *and jumps for the water.*
Deloth: *Checks the block he threw in.*
Digifanatic: *and if there is solid ground past it.*
Metal Man (GM): That block vanishes.
Dragoshi: *Goes... into the water.* :x
Metal Man (GM): The water goes down; there's nothing but wall blocking the way that isn't underwater.
Garrick leaps into the water as well..
Deloth: "..." *sighs and jumps in.* "Good thing I don't have to breathe..." *SPLOOSH.*
Kenku starts to swim on, making sure he doesn't go too far ahead.
Digifanatic: "Either you jump down or declare it a dead end..." *takes a leap.*
Garrick keeps swimming as well, letting out small bubbles as he goes.
Aribar follows the others, not entirely happy with this wet turn of events.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers go swimming. They don't get what is supposed to be so hard down here, as there's many, MANY electric jellyfish that are in corridor-file. But they seem to be able to precisely swim past them.
Kenku keeps swimming, keeping an eye out for more Jellies.
Digifanatic: *Just keep swimming just keep swimming.*
Garrick keeps swimming as well, an idea coming into his head.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers swim on ahead, and then meet an obstacle Mario himself never got past.
Deloth just swims past the jellyfish, rather enjoying this. He likes swimming.
Metal Man (GM): There's a line of alternating note blocks. They're moved such that the Questers can't simply swim past them...
Garrick: .oO(...oh, wonderful...)
Kenku: .oO(Well this is interesting...) *tries to hit a block to knock it out of order.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku hits the block. It begins to glitch out.
Digifanatic: *Looks for a surface to the water or to see if it fills the whole space.*
Kenku tries to hit it enough to get an opening to shift in.
Deloth swims over and smacks the glitchy note block again.
Aribar: *Tries to squeeze through past Kenku and Deloth.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku bashes the block apart, making a way through.
Garrick moves in as well, looking down at nodding to Kenku before motioning him through.
Kenku tries to squeeze through the spot.
Dragoshi: *Swims through as well.* :x
Digifanatic: *swims through.*
Deloth slaps another note block.
Garrick motions Del through as well as he goes through the hole, running low on air as he does so...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth breaks another one. It's relatively mundane. The Questers find a way up to the surface... And their foe: Boss Bass, is up there too! Quick, better blow it up!
Deloth: *swims through along with the others.*
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi, did you ever play the lottery?"
Kenku grumbles not having the chance to dry off yet.
Deloth: *surprised cloud of bubbles and a trio of Wind Eles right at it!*
Garrick immediately draws his pistol from the water, automatically unloading his pistol on it something fierce.
Dragoshi: *Shoots it with the blaster because holy crap in a disco!* "No, not really!"
Kenku tries to get close to hit, and go for a slash, not know how well he can swing in this stuff.
Aribar fires fire charges of electricity at it!
Metal Man (GM): It dies quickly.
Garrick grumbles... his pistol doesn't work well underwater with plain slugs, even if it is something big.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can now get up on the ground. Mario never has gotten this far, so clearly there's something more to it than just unfair obstacles...
Deloth swims up and gets out of the water like rite nao.
Kenku gets to the surface, and tries to step away from the group for a minute, taking his shirt off, and shaking dry.
Garrick swims up to the surface as well. "Everyone out of the water, before he comes back!"
Dragoshi: *Gets outta the water!*
Deloth: "Huh. That was easy."
Digifanatic: *heads onto dry land.*
Kenku puts his shirt back on and heads back to the group.
Garrick makes to get out of the water as well, continuing on.
Deloth uses a quick shift to snap the water off of his skin.
Garrick: "Nice work back there, Kenku."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are at the center of the blockage. Some kind of bizarre glitched gibberish stands in the way of their further passage.
Deloth: "... Oh, what NOW?"
Aribar uses the standard Quester tactic; attack it. He fires a weak bolt of lightning at the object to see how it reacts.
Garrick: "...this... it could be remains of something that hit Kanto. You know, the glitched stuff."
Digifanatic: "I was thinking that."
Kenku: "Something that hit Kanto?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah... weird story."
Deloth: "...I'm going to try touching it. Stand back."
Garrick: "Before your time."
Dragoshi: "Let's just say it led to a trainwreck and end it at that."
Deloth walks towards the glitchwall and carefully taps it with one finger.
Kenku: "I see..."
Metal Man (GM): The glitch shakes violently.
Deloth: *steps back quickly.*
Metal Man (GM): The room suddenly shudders and a giant W appears.
Kenku: "Oh boy..."
Metal Man (GM): Giant blocks begin to fly in from behind everyone!
Aribar: "Oh, piffle!" *Dodge.*
Kenku is in in the back of the head, and faceplants. He gets up "Ow..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is smashed into the ground for an extra beating. The blocks form together a massive round thing! It morphs to reveal... a large golem made out of Mario blocks!
Garrick grunts as he hist the ground, groaning... "...Del... you still got that medkit...?"
Deloth quickly tosses it to Garrick.
Garrick pops it open, trying to bandage himself up before shit gets real.
Metal Man (GM): The Dr. Wily boss theme plays as it is time for battle! BOSS BATTLE: Questers vs. MARIO DEVIL.
Kenku sighs and making sure hes not going to be hit again, gets up and charges.
Deloth: "Hope you appreciate that, Garrick, I'm pretty banged up myself..."
Metal Man (GM): The Mario Devil's luck is incredible! Ahhhhhh! It makes the sound of fireballs being shot and glitched 1-ups. Then it morphs into Bob-ombs holding blocks, which then throw all their blocks at all of the Questers, which fly past them so it can reappear on the other side.
Garrick: "I'll keep you covered, Del."
Deloth: "Try! Try REAL hard!"
Deloth won't even TRY rolling a dodge for that.
Garrick stands up, cracking his neck from side to side before smirking.
Kenku takes the hit.
Digifanatic: *auto hit.*
Metal Man (GM): The Mario Devil's ungodly luck strikes again!
Deloth: *block to the gut.*
Garrick: "Right... it's big, but it can't handle all of us at once. Pour it on!"
Digifanatic decides to launch a pair of Icy Kicks before shooting a Light Ray.
Metal Man (GM): It uses its incredible luck to the maximum and still fails to dodge. It takes extra damage.
Garrick grunts as he flanks right, using Digi as a distraction, unloading his gun in a series of blasts before skidding and lining up a shot with what he THINKS is the thing's head.
Metal Man (GM): It dodges once!
Kenku charges the robot, leaping at the last moment to slam his sword into it from above, and then rolls in for a thrust.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Yes, those are low accuracy, high power moves.
Deloth flings his last trio of Eles at the Block Devil. Lightning, this time.
Metal Man (GM): It takes the hits, glitching up some.
Aribar fires three bolts of electricity at the MISSINGMARIO. White Lightning!
Dragoshi: *Aims his blaster at this... very surreal... variant of the Yellow Devil and blasts it in it's face analogue thrice. Or tries to. Whatever.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. The Mario Devil glitches out and morphs into the disembodied head of Fire brothers. Several of them... like, it's made out of them. It flies at everyone again.
Deloth: *tiredly.* "Oh, geez..."
Garrick grunts as he makes to charge, leaping in front of Del as best he can...
Metal Man (GM): It flies through Garrick even if he blocks it, glitching all the way.
Aribar: *100% can make it dodge!*
Deloth: *OOF.* "Ugh... I can't take much more of this..."
Garrick: "Keep it up, man... we got this."
Digifanatic isn't sure what it'll take to break this guy up, so... let's try an Aerial Takedown for the lulz.
Metal Man (GM): It tries its hardest to dodge, but is still hit.
Garrick growls as he surges forward, sliding in next to Kenku as he grabs it by one of it's blocks, hoping it twists as it should and uses it's own weight against it, slamming into the ground hard with some CQC, twisting himself and putting a solid shot into it with his gun from point blank range.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. It shudders strangely. Not a good sign.
Kenku charges the blocky thing again, leaping up for a slam then sliding in for a thrust.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Deloth attacks with another two sword stabs. Trying a Devour on this thing for HP would probably result in disaster.
Metal Man (GM): Both hit.
Aribar rushes up to the monstrosity and unleashes two powerful Warlock's Slashes on it.*
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi continues his usual foray of shooting stuff in the face. A lot. Because well... why not?*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit, hit.
Garrick pants a bit, growling... surely that had to do it...
Metal Man (GM): The weakened devil stands before the Questers. It switches to a separate attack pattern, growing an eerie giant eye and shooting large balls of plasma at Dragoshi, then Kenku.
Dragoshi: *Or not!*
Kenku rolls out of the way.
Dragoshi: *Quickly leaps to the side.*
Metal Man (GM): It attacks me while the Questers are not looki--j/k. After that, it stands for a moment, then morphs into an ancient mecha... Wily's machine! With spikes! And tries to land on top of the Questers!
Deloth whimpers and just tries to fling himself out of the way.
Metal Man (GM): Those spikes HURT.
Dragoshi: *Has like... almost no health.*
Metal Man (GM): It, however, is equally weak, as it reforms, slowly melting from the combined beatings the Questers have given it.
Dragoshi: *Is barely, barely, barely hanging on to life.*
Kenku doesn't dodge that one but it's up with a huff.
Metal Man (GM): It prepares to finish the Questers all off... but it is out of turn.
Digifanatic quickly slaps a Barrier on Dragoshi before laying a Fire Punch on the weird glitchy thingy.
Deloth gets fragged from the machine drop.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Garrick growls as he braces, unloading a wave of shots at it..
Metal Man (GM): It is hit twice.
Kenku Yells under his breath "DIE!" as he charges and leaps for another Slam and Thrust.
Metal Man (GM): It is gradually slowing down. A good shove could kill it. It's practically about to explode.
Aribar: *Warlock's Bane!* *... Good shove via the wind! Wind Blast!*
Metal Man (GM): The Warlock's bane hits him. Aribar slashes it to pieces... Zero style, almost. It explodes for about 5 minutes. He then blows away the remains, revealing a pipe up.
Kenku laughs as the glitch dies, and walks up the pipe.
Digifanatic: "Well, it's a pipe..." *takes it.* *oh, he takes Deloth with him.*
Dragoshi: *Enters the pipe. Hoorah. And stuff.*
Metal Man (GM): The pipe up leads into... an insanely old factory.
Garrick grunts softly, making to head after the others, walking into the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): There are ruined Wily machines everywhere.
Kenku sighs and starts to mutter under his breath "What now..."
Metal Man (GM): And outside the window... this is definitely the Maverick continent.
Dragoshi: "...Well, this explains a lot."
Kenku: "I hope we're near Mav Hunt HQ, I'm tired as is."
Aribar: "Why are we here?"
Metal Man (GM): A short explosion echoes from somewhere. The pipe shoots out a bunch of glitchy tiles. Mario then flies out of it.
Dragoshi: "I think it's because this is where that whole screwed up mess leads-Woah! Jeeze, Mario. Way to make an entrance."
Mario: "Mama mia! I can't believe it! You-a cleaned up that mess!"
Kenku: "Pipe leads us here..." Kenku says and then turns around and greets Mario.
Garrick rolls his shoulder a bit, glancing to mario... "Hey. You got a mushroom on you?"
Mario: "...But I didn't think you could do it... I forgot to mention there are several of these pipes. What-a for?"
Garrick nods at Del, still passed out.
Mario: "I can't carry-a 1-up mushrooms. They do not-a fit in my pockets... they-a activate when I-a touch them. Sorry. Mushrooms do-a not revive-a the dead."
Kenku: "If you excuse me, im going to see how safe it is, and walks to the edge of the warehouse and looks outside."
Dragoshi: "Oh. Well, that makes sense."
Garrick: "Right, right... well, he should revive in a few minutes."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... it would have been nice to walk out with a perfect record, but..."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku walks just a few feet and nearly falls through the floor. It's a dangerous factory. The Questers will have to spend a moment fighting through it just to get outside.
Kenku blinks as he topples over "What the crap!?!"
Dragoshi: "Anyway, we should be able to warp back to the Mushroom Kingdom without having to go through that mess of a dungeon again, right?" >_>
Garrick: "Stay back, Ken. Let's take a minute to rest."
Kenku says "Alright" and returns to the group following the pass he took and sat down.
Aribar sits on the ground, tired as well..
Kenku slowly and carefully takes the spike out of his chest "Ow..."
Metal Man (GM): We shall pause here, since the Questers will be going through this vile factory next session... and beyond!