Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 52: Of Time and Radiation
Date: March 21st, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): The group went on a low-key mission off to ol' moon. There they exchanged a box and then left, not paying too much attention to the Space Pirates or the TC logoed ship which stole Red Text's desired artifact from the ancient basement. They're now back at HQ, in-between missions... everything's seemingly normal... except also... the HQ is finished. Yay!
Kenku walks around HQ, thinking about his new hard earned cash.
Deloth has a comfortable seat in the new Stadium, relaxing. Finally, a new home... of sorts.
Aribar simply sits in the stadium, reading his books. Space travel left him disorientated and he had to head back to the ship in the middle of the last mission. He's a bit dumbfounded at what little he's heard of their failure.*
Digifanatic: *Meh, he can wait for the picture for now.*
Metal Man (GM): The new Stadium is a 3-story complex, the first floor slightly sunk into the ground with stairs leading in. It's a round building with somewhat outdated furniture and materials. Since it was made by the Engineer. It looks kind of retro.
Digifanatic: *Yeah, probably in the library or whatever room best resembles R&R/Lounge.*
Panzer goes to chill out in the garage and more or less turn it into her personal workspace/bar.
Metal Man (GM): Plenty of space for that... nobody else seems to be using it, since no one has a car.
Deloth stands up and heads for... let's say Living Quarter 1. He looks to see what is in there.
Metal Man (GM): The ship has been thoughtfully moved atop the third floor AKA the roof.
Aribar would be in the Library... Does it happen to come -with- books, mundane or spell?*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Inside each Living Quarter area is 4 rooms separated out neatly. They're each about living room sized and possess a retro TV and a bed and a night stand. And a closet.
Kenku is probably just walking around checking out the place, learning what's this and that.
Deloth: "Oh, hey, even closets. That'd... really be useful if I had more than one set of clothes. ...I really need to visit a clothing store sometime."
Digifanatic: *also happens to check out the living quarters, muttering...* "Nice spaces..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a bunch of shelves.
Panzer sets up her things in a corner of the garage and relaxes, drinking a little while plugging up her capsule and what not, laying out some extra parts.
Metal Man (GM): If it came pre-stocked then it'd nerf the reason to find the spellbooks.
Deloth: "Oh, hey, Digi. Didn't pick you up as you came in."
Kenku maneuvers down to the Library and waves to Ari as he looks around. "Man this place needs to be stocked."
Panzer goes to find the Demoman.
Digifanatic: *walks back out and notices Deloth.* "Cool, isn't it?"
Aribar: "Aye. There's not a single book in here."
Deloth: "It's great. Finally, a place to LIVE instead of just lodging in for one night."
Digifanatic: "I know, really..."
Aribar: "That is something that will have to be remedied soon..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Now, now, don't get ahead of yourself, you can put in stuff later...)
Kenku nods "That true, but for now, at least we have a proper setup."
Digifanatic: "Oh, right, usually I used to keep things in like a computer and some newspapers and such. Just a few extras I liked to have in my room in case things got a bit boring."
Kenku starts to walk off and check the other basement areas.
Deloth: "Hrm. You know where we can pick those up?"
Digifanatic: "I'm not sure, actually... newspapers and magazines you could probably find anywhere. Computers, though... that may be a problem. Unless they let me have one for presenting the Quester badge or something, I'd rather save my money for things that matter. And I don't want Engie building me one." *whispering.* "Cause I reeeeally don't need something that primitive in my room."
Deloth: "Good point."
Metal Man (GM): Floor 0 is the ground floor. It's a 50% basement. The whole building is, for some reason, 5 feet underground at the 0th level.
Deloth: "Maybe we could check around Central City. They probably have some electronics stores there."
Digifanatic: "True... what's with you and computers lately? You've normally been the type to avoid them, like Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): The Demo man wanders into the garage.
Demoman: "Ach, what ye cryin' about?"
Deloth: "Well, see, I figure that I should at least try to start learning about them. What happens if we get stuck somewhere and you're not around to be the tech expert?"
Kenku waves to the Demoman as he steps by.
Digifanatic: "Ooh, yeah. Let's see... I think Kenku's pretty good with them... Andrew of course..."
Aribar sighs and begins wandering the stadium. A library is no fun if it doesn't have books.*
Digifanatic: "So I'm not the lifeline in the field."
Panzer: "Thought you might want to have another drink with me, that's all. No better way to break in a garage, other than fix a tank and mine isn't here."
Demoman: "Ach, I see. Always a gud time to drink, yeh!" *He hoists the bottle and drinks a healthy swallow from it.*
Digifanatic: "Then again, compare my attendance to theirs, I see where you're going."
Panzer drinks with him. XD
Kenku walks back upstairs to meet the others "So does anyone have an idea of something to do right now... cause I'm kinda bored at the moment."
Deloth: "Well, yeah, but still. I figure that I should least get to the point where I'm not making them burst into flames as I walk past."
Digifanatic: "True." *turns back to Kenku.* "I dunno."
Panzer: "So. Where are the rest of you guys hiding at?"
Digifanatic: "We could always check the Engineer's computer, see if anything interesting pops up. Problem is, I have no set ambitions."
Kenku yells to Panzer "Were upstairs in the commons area."
Aribar comes across the others as he hears Kenku and Deloth talking.* "I've heard that Red Text's package or whatever was stolen in the last mission. I'd believe that it would be a good idea to fetch it."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes. But we have no idea where those... TC guys have gone off to. We could be helplessly searching in space for a while before we even pick up a read on them."
Kenku: "Yea... for the moment that kinda is a lost cause."
Digifanatic: "We don't even know what TC stands for!"
Metal Man (GM): The Stadium has a convenient all-rooms comms system for those who wish to yell across it.
Aribar: "We could search that mission computer for 'TC' just in case something comes up. Either that, or we try to focus on some other task."
Digifanatic: "Tried it. I did a little bit of searching with that letter I got and nothing relevant to any of the words I found notable popped up." *unpockets the letter and hands it back to Ari.*
Panzer: "Demoman, where are the rest of your group?"
Schatze: *Wanders in where Ari and Digi are.* "As I recall, we were just going to help the Institute remove the intruders from the moon..."
Digifanatic: "'World 82C,' 'Being 32,' etc, nothing."
Kenku: "Hmmm... Umm... actually... anyone know wheres a good place to purchase something?"
Demoman: "Well, truth be told, we dun have any more to do heer. We'll be leavin' soon fer our own HQ, ya know. Gots ta fight RED some more!"
Metal Man (GM): Demoman is just inside the garage.
Digifanatic: "I'm not sure. There's probably a mall in Central City or somewhere."
Kenku: "Well... if you guys need any more help with RED, definitely let us know."
Panzer shrugs. "Alright. If you come across a WWII era, vintage Tiger tank, call me."
Digifanatic: *to Schatze.* "Yeah, but aren't they probably gone by now?"
Aribar: "What do you want to purchase? I know that there is a weapon smith in the Maverick Hunter HQ. Most continents have towns with shops as well."
Kenku: "Ummm... Well... its been on my mind for a while... I'm thinking of possibly getting a shield to go with the sword."
Demoman: "Ach, I will look. That war wasn't so long ago, ye know. I'll be bak!" *He hiccups and leaves, possibly to find a tank...*
Deloth: "Engineer still owes me one of his wrenches."
Panzer waves. She gets back to setting up things the way she likes it. She's basically taken over the space as her shop/bedroom. XD
Schatze: "So unless you have a better idea, it's easy money to do another errand for the Carrington people."
Digifanatic: "Ah yes, weapon test."
Kenku: "That's another option."
Dragoshi: "That it is."
Digifanatic: "Problem is, I'm not sure if they'd put that on hold, considering the events on the moon."
Panzer starts by more or less trying to disable the comm to the garage. >>;
Kenku: "Well... there is no reason not to at least try. Hmm... Id say contact him to try to find out."
Metal Man (GM): Not a difficult thing for Panzer to do.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, hang on." *looks around for a phone.* *and a phone book.*
Deloth: "I wonder if this place has a kitchen."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer disables it. Digi finds a telephone. And a phone book. But who does he call?
Kenku: "That's true... where is the Kitchen?"
Digifanatic: *Carrington Institute.*
Metal Man (GM): It's right in there. He finds the number, but does he call it?
Aribar: "I just recalled that I never got spellbooks from them..."
Panzer looks for a welding rig.
Metal Man (GM): Welding rig... Panzer sees one.
Panzer pulls it over and finds a metal plate, cutting it into a rectangle that's nice and big, then welding "Panzer" on it in some nice, calligraphic bead work that, like her handwriting, is hardly readable, then drills holes in it to put chain through and hangs it on the entrance to the shop. ^.^
Metal Man (GM): *Ring Ring.*
Carrington: "Hello, who am I speaking to?"
Digifanatic: "Ian Hoffman, Quester. You guys worked on the ship we were using for space travel."
Carrington: "Yes... er... we didn't work on your ship, but I remember you."
Digifanatic: "Oh, right. Sorry about that." *hits himself on the head with his wrist a few times.* "Anyways, have you folks yet conducted the weapons test?"
Carrington: "No, the mission is still open."
Digifanatic: "Oh, very nice. Thank you very much. Have a nice day."
Carrington: "You too. Goodbye." *Click.*
Metal Man (GM): So now that Digi knows that... Better gather the group, I guess.
Digifanatic: *Yeah--he walks back up.*
Deloth: *muttering.* "What I wouldn't give for a good slice of beef... what's up, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Carrington test is still available. You interested?"
Kenku: "Guess so."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is on the roof.
Digifanatic: "Alright, anyone else?"
Dragoshi: "Don't see why not."
Deloth: "...Sure, why not."
Aribar shrugs.* "I have no opinion on the mission, but I would like to look over their library."
Deloth heads up to the ship.
Digifanatic: "Sounds like we have a positive basis..." *follows--suppose he'll pilot, not like it really matters.*
Kenku heads for the roof and the ship.
Dragoshi: *Walks on up to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer'd hear people talking up stairs a lot.
Aribar follows the others to the ship.*
Panzer walks out and checks on the clatter.
Digifanatic: *turns back and notices Panzer.* "If you like testing weapons, follow us."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would see everyone going into the ship to leave with little explanation. The ship is ready for launch.
Digifanatic: *Waits for Panzer to make her decision.*
Panzer follows along.
Kenku finds a seat aboard and suits up.
Deloth: "Well, that's everyone. Let's light this candle, Digi." *buckles in.*
Digifanatic: *straps in, too.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship is ready for takeoff.
Digifanatic: *does so.*
Metal Man (GM): All seems normal as the Questers fly towards Continia.
Deloth: "...Something wrong, Rinith?"
Rinith: "Just hoping we don't end up targets as tests for nonlethal weapons."
Panzer puts her helmet on and relaxes. "Where are we going?"
Metal Man (GM): The radio beeps.
Deloth: "Weapons testing at Carringto--who's that?"
Panzer: "Probably them."
Panzer answers the radio. "Questers."
Dr. Robotnik: "Gah! Stop that!" *KZHT* "No, you..." *BZTHT* "No! that belongs to me.*KZRHZHRSHHHHHH.*
Metal Man (GM): Explosions rattle the comms as the radio turns off. On the other end, that is. The ship's radio is fine.
Aribar: "That was random. And it sounded like Robotnik."
Panzer: "... That was the most interesting message I've gotten thus far. Digi, we might need to check on him."
Digifanatic: "Yeeeaaahhh... I bet it's the silhouette guy."
Deloth: "... Maybe we should go take a look."
Aribar: "Try calling him back first."
Digifanatic: "Fortunately, I did not tell Carrington we were guaranteeing on showing up."
Panzer: "Maybe. Might be remnants of Vylch or Jack."
Aribar: "If you can..."
Panzer tries to call him back.
Digifanatic: "I just asked if it was open. "
Metal Man (GM): *KZHTBZTHZZZZ.*
Metal Man (GM): His radio's down. It's strange that Panzer's radio isn't also down.
Digifanatic: "Uhh... I can turn this around towards Robotnikland if you guys want to."
Dragoshi: "...might be a good idea."
Deloth: "Might be a good idea to go check and see if it's something we need to nip in the bud."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *turns the ship around and takes it to Robotnikland.*
Metal Man (GM): It has a computer. A limited one. The ship is flying to Robotnikland now. Hm.
Panzer looks out the window.
Metal Man (GM): There's smoke in the distance.
Kenku slides over to the weapons seat, just in case.
Aribar: "Did we tell the Carrington Institute that we were accepting the mission? We should tell them that we're going to be delayed if so."
Panzer goes and gets her rifle and sighs, loading it up and standing by the door. "Don't land too close."
Digifanatic: "No, again, I only asked if the test had been conducted yet."
Panzer: "Schatze, theories?"
Digifanatic: "Carrington said the test hadn't been done, I said 'Very nice, have a good day.' and we parted."
Schatze: "It's quite odd..."
Deloth takes out his swords and gets ready to attack as soon as the ship lands.
Schatze: "There's strange behavior near the moon too. I'm detecting multiple anomalies."
Panzer: "More pirates?"
Digifanatic: "Maybe. "
Schatze: "No. The pirates... are gone."
Panzer: "Digi, distance to land?"
Schatze: "They left. Then some group of ships which jammed all scans appeared."
Digifanatic: *checks the navigation equipment.*
Schatze: "They're real pros. They tried to shut down my station with a complex virus. And all that in the few moments we were flying..."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is about 500 feet up.
Schatze: "Yes... TC was on their ships."
Metal Man (GM): The Eggman place is smoking and silent.
Aribar: "I believe that we should investigate this matter with the moon and these odd ships after we are done with our current mission."
Panzer opens the door of the ship and jumps out.
Panzer hits the ground and begins running, rifle in the high ready, scanning around as she runs.
Rinith: "To bad we can't split up effectively with one ship."
Digifanatic: "It'd be too risky, anyway."
Kenku: "That mission needs to be put on the wayside... someone has badly rattled Robotnik... and it's not the good guys..."
Dragoshi: *Quickly runs out of the ship, following behind Panzer, Blaster in hand, also looking around during his run.*
Digifanatic: "We've got a party not good for thinning out, if it was ten of us, maybe." *follows.*
Rinith: *gets following with his swords.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer runs towards Robotnikland.
Panzer: (Radio, to Digi) "Use SWAT tactics and we can get in and out clean, hopefully."
Metal Man (GM): The ship also lands. There's a door that has been blown open.
Deloth gets out of the ship and runs behind, blades ready to make canned meat of whatever comes his way.
Kenku steps out of the ship following behind Del.
Aribar follows after the others with his sword out
Panzer pauses behind cover, glancing around for guards or sentries, running through if it's all clear.
Digifanatic: "SWAT? Yeah, alright, that's just break in and surround the target, right?"
Metal Man (GM): It's all clear out here.
Digifanatic: "It's an Earth thing."
Panzer: (R,D) "I'm on point, I'll let you know. Just get inside for now."
Panzer pauses inside the doorway, scanning and keeping her rifle up. Kinda like blitzkrieg on the base. XD
Digifanatic goes for the open door and runs in, looking for the culprit. Hopefully he won't have a staticy, hard-to-find body.
Kenku follows slowly behind Panzer, keeping an eye for cover just in case.
Deloth: "I really wish we knew what we were looking for..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down a hallway and soon hear fighting.
Dr. Robotnik: "No! I will not give it to you! Take THIS!" *SLAM.*
Panzer puts a finger to her mouth and signals to shush, getting down the hallway, trying to stay out of view for a surprise attack.
Digifanatic: *looks to see who Robotnik's slamming.*
??? Male: "You are behind our power. You cannot become ahead of it."
??? Female: "Hehehehehe, you think you're smart, don't you?"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Digifanatic: *Tries to see if he recognizes the voices.*
Dragoshi: *Also stays out of view as well. >_>*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers would peek around to see Robotnik in a mecha pushing a weird blue mage against a wall.
Panzer draws a bead on the male's head, the back of it anyway.
Metal Man (GM): Only to be blasted aside by what looked like some female robot blasting him with an explosion before vanishing again.
Digifanatic: *Radio, Panzer, kinda quietly.* "Blue male mage, female robot. Any idea?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer draws a bead.
Panzer shakes her head.
Metal Man (GM): Eggman's mech falls back as the white female... almost reploid-ish robot smashes it back further. The mech is now embedded into the wall. The blue mage begins walking, pointing his staff at Eggman. "Now you die." There's a clear shot.
Panzer takes it now. ^.^
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM* *PONK!* It bounces off a blue shield!
???: "People to the right, Pandora."
Panzer narrows her eyes and motions the others to hop in if they want to.
Pandora: "What?" *ZOOP.*
Panzer: "Looks like our TC friends."
Dr. Robotnik: "Hahahahahahahaha!"
???: "Shut up!" *BLAM* He blows the mech through the wall.
Metal Man (GM): The two of them then turn to face the Questers.
Deloth steps into the doorway, in full view.
Aribar: "These fighters are from TC?" *The half-elf would enter the room and hold his sword defensively before him.*
Ael: "So, you're those people who we've seen. The people who think they're us."
Deloth: "Hello. Name and profession, please?"
Pandora: "We're the real version of what you claim to be, posers."
Dragoshi: *Doesn't step into the doorway, and just keeps his baster readied...*
Pandora: "Look, you even have a weak ripoff of me~"
Rinith: "...I think they think they're Questers too..."
Pandora: "How pathetic."
Panzer: "Uh-huh. Look here kid, I've been doing this longer than you bitch."
Ael: "Questers. Pfah. We are the Time Cops. We deal with real problems."
Panzer: "Then go deal with something else. He's not important."
Ael: "Now stay back or we'll turn you to dust. We know how you operate, we have your entire story on disc."
Kenku: "Time Cops? Aren't you causing more problems than solving."
Deloth: "On... disc?"
Ael: "You don't have the clearance to know what we are doing."
Panzer: "Right. And I'm Erwin Rommel. Just shut up already."
Pandora: "If it's a fight you want, you GET ONE! Prepare to fail, losers!"
Aribar frowns as he watches the mage.* "If you have our 'entire story' on disc, then you should know all of the good that we've done."
Digifanatic: "Look, we didn't even know you were on the moon until we saw your ship!"
Deloth: "And we WEREN'T looking for a fight, you maniacs, just wondering why you're smashing a fat man into a wall for no apparent reason. Geez, people..."
Pandora: "Didn't you hear Ael? YOU AREN'T SUPPOSED TO KNOW. IT'S ABOVE YOUR CLEARANCE LEVEL, MORONS!"
Metal Man (GM): She waggles her finger at the Questers.
Panzer: "GOD. SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU STUPID, SNOTTY LITTLE BITCH."
Deloth: "WE DON'T HAAAAAAVE A CLEARANCE LEVEL, SHITHEADS."
Pandora: "YOU FIRST, OLD WOMAN!"
Panzer: "RESPECT YOUR FUCKING ELDERS."
Ael: "Enough, Pandora, we can at least tell them they are dumb with our inside voices."
Pandora: "NO, YOU--...fine." *She looks miffed.*
Panzer: "If you want to do something interesting, go stop X and Zero from destroying my commander and RepliForce."
Ael: "There's a reason behind that, but I can't tell you that either."
Deloth: "Alright, look, I don't mind other people doing the same job we do, but I'm willing to break your skulls just for your snotty holier-than-thou attitude."
Panzer: "I already know it. It's above our clearance, and it threatens your operation." She lines up another headshot and fires. "Pathetic. Hiding behind a shield."
Pandora: "We're not like those bums you pushed into ditches. We'll kill yah! And then make dashboard bobbleheads out of your skulls! Ehehehehehe~ Way to miss, old woman!"
Dragoshi: "Your brain is a dashboard bobblehead."
Deloth: "Yeah, besides, we'll just grow new skulls."
Dragoshi: *Rapier wit to the rescue!*
Ael: "Don't mind her, I got teamed up with her as punishment for not killing Charles Magellean."
Panzer: "Come over here you prissy little bitch, I'd love to grease my tank's treads with your fucking circuits."
Deloth: "Wait, wait, wait, time out, time out."
Dragoshi: "Sucks to be you."
Digifanatic: .oO(He... just... WHAT?)
Deloth: "You were in the old world, too?"
Panzer: "Who is Charles Magellan?"
Digifanatic: "Locos ring a bell, Panzer?"
Panzer: "Yeah. Why?"
Ael: "Yes. And no." He makes the sound of a book closing. "But you will never know."
Digifanatic: "Same guy, like I'm Digi and Ian."
Aribar: "We've fought Bowser, Robotnik, Ganondorf, Zio, the Void, Kuja, and even greater threats. What exactly have YOU done?"
Ael: "Shut you up."
Panzer: "One's on the rag, and one rhymes. I'm already getting a headache."
Metal Man (GM): He casts a simple spell...
Digifanatic: *takes a look at Ael's book.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is silenced. Ael has no book. Creepy.
Ael: "Your persistence has been noted. I will switch to track 2: spells to use against angry children."
Deloth casually dispels the incoming magic. "Not bad."
Panzer can still flip them off. Rapidly. XD
Metal Man (GM): He waves a hand and it suddenly gets a lot colder in here.
Deloth: "You do still realize that there's technically no reason for us to be fighting?"
Panzer runs better!
Metal Man (GM): Kenku and Digi and Rinith are covered over with ice. They slow down and take damage.
Panzer likes the cold. Machines run better in the cold.
Rinith blinks, his fur freezing... -.-
Deloth does a quick slide under the ice and rolls back to his feet.
Kenku shivers, but keep moving.
Aribar: "Was that a gentle spring breeze that you just conjured?"
Ael: "And now, a parting gift." He points his rod at Aribar. A cone of energy flies at Aribar.
Rinith: "I was hit by that and have to say... that was sad."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar dodges. He flips some pages, ruffled.
Ael: "Pandora, please kill him. He is making me look bad. Like that infidel in World 45."
Pandora: "No! You told me to shut up! I'll kill who I want to!"
Pandora: "You shut up the old woman. I wanted to hear her scream! Now all I'm going to hear is explosions! Hmph!" She teleports through the air.
Metal Man (GM): Then she suddenly reappears behind the group.
Metal Man (GM): BOOOOOM. A large, multicolored explosion attacks the group from behind!
Rinith: "DAMN IT."
Aribar tries to dive forward to dodge!*
Metal Man (GM): The attack hurls people onto their faces, if it hits them that is.
Panzer flips her off. Again.
Kenku mumbles "Ow" as he gets up again.
Dragoshi: *Gets smacked face-first into the ground by a very fabulous explosion, then.*
Pandora: "You're gonna wish you had fingers when I'm done with you, old woman!"
Metal Man (GM): Pandora warps into Panzer's face and fires explosions point blank at her. Gah!
Panzer grins and shrugs, wriggling her fingers.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer takes damage and is launched backwards into the wall.
Ael: "Fine, you've had your fun. Now KILL HIM already."
Deloth gets knocked down, but pushes himself back up. "You. Other person. Could you please put a leash on your partner? I think she's rabid."
Pandora: "Okay, grumpy tube-hat, I'll humor you. ONCE!"
Panzer is embedded, already almost dead. XD
Metal Man (GM): Pandora teleports over to Aribar and lamely tries to kick him.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar gets kicked in the head! Ow!
Ael: "I meant KILL HIM, not ANNOY HIM, Pandora."
Pandora: "Oops, I guess I misheard you~"
Deloth: "...See, Questers actually shut up and use teamwork when they battle. Not... psycho-bitchwork."
Dragoshi: *Sighs, quickly flips back up, and proceeds to shoot Pandora in the face with his blaster. Thrice.*
Ael: *Opens his mouth and points at Pandora.*
Pandora: "Not a word from you! Not a word! Not a--GAH!"
Pandora: "You ruined my favorite white dress! YOU'RE GOING DOWN, GENETIC FREAK!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow, chill pill?)
Deloth: *mildly.* "Who are you calling genetic freak, psychobitch?"
Digifanatic rolls his eyes and gives Pandora two Fire Punches.
Pandora: "Not you. You're more like a bug."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *SMACK.*
Dragoshi: *Rolls eyes.*
Pandora: "What were those, fire pokes? I barely felt anything!"
Deloth: "Cat, technically, but I can see how your cockroach-sized brain can't comprehend my true form."
Digifanatic: "Meh, at least I actually hit."
Panzer flips Digi off from the hole in the wall.
Aribar rolls up onto his feet and charges towards Ael.* "You've read about us; you should know not to mess with a Jentanian wizard!" *The archmage drops his sword and... Goes to grab Ael?*
Digifanatic: *Didn't see that.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar goes to grab him.
Panzer taps "Fuck you Digi" in morse code. XD
Ael: "Believe me, I know." He stands there as you grab him. "Do your worst, first-year elf."
Aribar: "It'll be an enlightening experience!" *The archmage casts Plane on Ael to send him to a plane of electricity/energy!*
Ael: "Thanks." He vanishes.
Metal Man (GM): Now no one can target him.
Panzer is playing dead in the wall. Srsly.
Aribar frowns. He knew that Ael probably knows a similar spell, and hopefully the smart-mouthed mage can't target them from here.*
Pandora: "You really don't get it, do you!" She points at Aribar. "Why would we be called Time Cops if we didn't know teleportation? Oh well, you're too... stupid to figure that out."
Aribar: "It takes time to teleport back, doesn't it?"
Pandora: "..." She smirks. "Time cops."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, he seems to be gone, for all intents and purposes.
Deloth: "Can you please explain to me why you decided to rip us up in the first place?"
Pandora: "So, is this it? A slow, repetitious wheel of pathetic attacks? I'll enjoy kicking your skulls around this old man's retirement house then!"
Kenku sees the high speed of the mechs and decides hes needs to work something more accurate. He need makes a slow swing at Pandora, and quick one to finish.
Pandora: "Well, let's see. Part 1. YOU TRY TO SHOOT AEL IN THE HEAD. Part 2. YOU CONTINUE ATTACKING. I think that's obvious. How about you?"
Deloth: "I mean, sure Panzer decided to shoot at you, but she's insane anyways. Besides, I'd be willing to stop attacking if you would."
Metal Man (GM): Pandora teleports away from one, then is hit by the other.
Deloth: "Since, technically, us continuing to attack is self-defense. Here, allow me to demonstrate." *jumps forwards and strikes at Pandora with his swords.*
Pandora: "You're so precious." She begins to imitate Deloth. "It's seeelf defense! We can attack whomever we waaaaant! We're the Questers and we know eveeerything!!!" She then laughs. "It's a lot cheaper just to blow you up and send you to dead encountered mercenaries department for re-use!"
Metal Man (GM): She laughs and teleports away from everything Deloth does. On the plus side, the Questers have been landing hit after hit on her, and she's a bit fragile.
Deloth: "Now, see, I CONTINUE attacking because you and your better half have been throwing things at us with no chance of stopping."
Pandora: "Hee hee hee. Yeah, people who attack us say that all the time. Too bad they're dead, otherwise you could meet them!"
Rinith: ... *puts away his swords.* "See if you can dodge /this/, TWILIGHT BLAST!" *BANG.*
Deloth: "Perhaps you should consider diplomacy instead of relentless attacks? Just saying."
Dragoshi: .oO(That would require to have a brain in the first place.)
Kenku: "If I may ask... why did you attack Robotnik anyway? Isn't that Sonic's job?"
Rinith: "Hey, I'm only attacking because I was attacked, I'll stop if she does."
Pandora: "..." She shakes her head. "What is it with these people and wanting to have PEACE? That's BORING! You're a bunch of losers! Shut up and die! Ael! Come back here and shut the losers up! They're annoying me!"
Deloth snorts at Dragoshi's comment.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is free from the wall, but still silenced. Until next round.
Pandora: "Come on and miss me, old woman! You're just one poke away from the junkyard!"
Deloth: "Sheesh. Ael, wherever you are, may I suggest getting a partner that's NOT on anti-psychotic medicine? Or getting her some stronger pills?"
Pandora: "I've met stronger vacuum cleaners than you!"
Panzer stays in the wall and steadies out her rifle. She uses One shot, One kill and tries to blow the bitch's head off.
Metal Man (GM): She teleports away from the otherwise perfectly aimed shot.
Pandora: "Yeah, sniper rifles aren't meant for up close combat, old hag! Let me show you what I can really do!"
Metal Man (GM): *Warp noise* Ael is back from the realm of electricity. He is surrounded by electrical energy.
Ael: "That was a most interesting trip, Pandora. The realm of electricity is just fascinating."
Deloth: "...Ael. If you didn't hear me, I'll say it again. Find a new partner."
Pandora: "Shut up and silence them! They're trying to make me stop killing them!"
Ael: "No, I have something better."
Metal Man (GM): He nonchalantly gathers the energy in a ball. He then tries to hand it to Aribar.
Deloth: "All we want is to NOT have to rip each other apart! Why doesn't anyone listen these days?!"
Ael: "Here. Let's see if you can hold some REAL power."
Aribar: .oO(Doesn't even look singed... Just what I thought.) *He accepts the orb. He hopes to use to to blast Ael down to the ground.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar holds the orb. Then the power is too much. Ael smirks.
Ael: "The electrical power is something I can control. When it is coursing through your body..."
Rinith: "Throw the orb to me, I have an idea."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar starts shooting smoke and sparks as he is getting zapped. He can't hold or seemingly get rid of the sphere of electricity. He takes damage as it empties itself into him and stuns him. He is incapable of moving and suffers slow movement.
Deloth sighs. "Alright, look, one last try. Cease-fire?"
Kenku sighs "Alright hold up! Ael... why were you attacking Robotnik in the first place?"
Pandora: "No! No! NO CEASE FIRE! SHUT UP!"
Ael: "Silence, Pandora. Perhaps they can help us instead of dying."
Ael: "And they were about one shot away from seriously injuring you."
Pandora: "What? NO! I'm untouchable!"
Ael: "..." He sighs.
Dragoshi: "No, no."
Deloth: "THANK YOU. Can we PLEASE start discussing instead of killing each other, now?"
Dragoshi: "I think he's right. ...But, in all seriousness."
Ael: "We require the artifacts of this world to deal with something that is above your pay grade. That includes Eggman's entire radio tower. If you have no objections, we will be on our way with it and cause you no further trouble."
Kenku: "Why would you want his radio tower?"
Ael: "Otherwise I have a spell I prepared just in case I encountered a morphing being."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Kenku and sighs again.
Ael: "We require the artifacts of this world to deal with something that is above your pay grade."
Dragoshi: "...Yeah, I have none over here."
Deloth: "I take it you mean me, Ael." *casually flexes a hand out of its normal movement.*
Ael: "Yes. I have always thought a... forced transformation... into a slug... would be... exciting."
Aribar stands there and says nothing. He is annoyingly out of his league, he has been embarrassed, and he can do nothing about it.
Ael: "...So you have no objections? Of course... I can necromancy your dead friends in if you need their opinions."
Kenku sighs, thinking there isn't going to be enough information, and decides to go see if he can find Robotnik.
Kenku: "One sec..."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik is stuck fast in his mecha, saying lots of mouth movements but no words getting out.
Deloth chuckles. "Not a bad idea, Ael. I like your creativity."
Ael: "I ask that you do not speak to the... Egg Man... he isn't a part of our... fight. None of this ever happened and no one will believe you if you try to tell them."
Kenku: "But it is his tower you're trying to steal."
Digifanatic: "Okay, Ael... what exactly are you trying to do?"
Ael: "Eminent domain."
Metal Man (GM): He sighs, and repeats himself.
Ael: "We require the artifacts of this world to deal with something that is above your pay grade."
Digifanatic: "Is that all you want to tell us?"
Ael: *Clears throat.* "I cannot say anything else."
Dragoshi: "I... see."
Deloth: "Can we GET clearance later?"
Ael: "I am forbidden and will be killed by extradimensional magic if I even attempt to."
Dragoshi: "I doubt that."
Digifanatic: "Extradimensional magic?"
Dragoshi: "In fact, I'm betting that all signs point to no."
Ael: "It's a long story, and the only person who could tell you is in fact the person who you will never see."
Deloth: "Can we earn clearance, then?"
Ael: "No. No. And no."
Dragoshi: "Because this kind of knowledge, by some obscure law of reality is probably brain-wreckingly annoying to obtain."
Ael: "Yes. Look at Pandora."
Pandora: "What do you mean, brain-wrecking? I'm perfectly normal, you blue hood!" *SMACK.*
Deloth: "I'd rather not."
Dragoshi: "...I'd rather not."
Dragoshi: "Remind me to get you a soda later, then."
Kenku sighs "How many more artifacts do you have to collect?"
Ael: "Ow. The... work of the job... calls me... so we will take this radio tower... and one other thing... which we have not found yet."
Deloth: "...Do you need assistance finding it?"
Ael: "Of course, you may attempt to kill me at any time if you change your mind."
Metal Man (GM): He casts a spell and the entire island rumbles as a... suspiciously golden radio tower can be seen ripped out of the ceiling and leaving a hole through which it is visible.
Ael: "Don't make me... drop this..." *He floats up and out of the ceiling.*
Dragoshi: "..." *Low whistle.*
Metal Man (GM): Pandora makes a nasty face at him when he's not looking and then points at the Questers.
Deloth: "Yes, I know, you'll be back, we haven't seen the last of you."
Pandora: "And don't you try to stop us again, or I WILL find an excuse to ignore Ael and kill you all! Kill you losers! ..."
Dragoshi: "Do that, and I'll make sure to gut you and turn you into a pinata."
Pandora: "I'll get you for that, fuzzy... THING."
Metal Man (GM): She shakes her fist.
Deloth: "That's FURRY, thank you."
Ael: "Pandora, I'm not going to hold a giant radio dish all day. Please stop talking with the locals and come up here."
Pandora: "What-EVER!" She teleports.
Metal Man (GM): BZZZWAAARP. Suddenly, all the injuries and damage vanish.
Kenku looks as confused as ever.
Metal Man (GM): Eggman wakes up sitting in his mech with his coffee cup in his hand.
Panzer haunts everyone.
Dr. Robotnik: "...What... how did I get here... why am I holding this?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer's revived and in normal shape, too.
Dragoshi: "..." *Shrug.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall isn't even damaged anymore. Panzer is standing on the ground.
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He looks at the controls. "I can't believe it... the antenna I made with the cursed statues just teleported into thin air!"
Aribar: "You were mugged."
Panzer scratches her head. "This is some bullshit. This isn't my garage."
Dr. Robotnik: "I was so CLOSE to finding out who that mystery being was!"
Kenku: "Cursed statues?"
Metal Man (GM): He slams his fist on the controls. Accidentally causing his mech to smash some of his controls.
Deloth: "Well... sorry. Doesn't look like they left any clues."
Dr. Robotnik: "Bah!" *Leaps out of the mech.* "Do you know how this happened? ...How did you get here?"
Aribar: "Does this room have security cameras?"
Deloth: "Ship travel, of course."
Panzer plays back the audio from his transmission.
Kenku: "We flew when you radioed us for help basically. Can't say much else, you wouldn't believe us."
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks through the logs.
Dr. Robotnik: "One minute, I was here, the next, I was there. It's on tape!"
Metal Man (GM): It shows him warping on the tape. The transmission is played, but the voice has been replaced with a high-pitched man's.
Dr. Robotnik: "...That's not me! Why did you think that was me?"
Deloth: "...Huh. Wild magic surge in the area, maybe?"
Dragoshi: "...well, that's nonsensical."
Digifanatic: "Probably the whole time thing... Got to explain the one moment-next moment bit."
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He grumbles. "Well... while you're here, I have a NEW job for you, since SOMEONE or SOMETHING took my antenna. Or maybe it just flew away. I don't know! In the five milliseconds before it vanished, I detected the strange being. He was, in fact, trying to tell me something. He told me someone was coming for me. Then... this. ???" He shrugs. "What's more important is he pointed something else out before this happened."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at a map of the world.
Panzer: "You want the rest of Jack's statues to make a new antenna."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, that would be a plus, but not required. See... there is an object which is so useful in this case, I don't even need the antenna anymore. The man... thing... pointed it out to me... but unfortunately, it's in the worst place imaginable."
Deloth narrows his eyes. So if THAT'S the other object... "Where is it?"
Dr. Robotnik: "..." He brings up an image of the power plant the Questers once went to in Continia.
Dragoshi: "Is it in the s-- Oh."
Dragoshi: "That place."
Dragoshi: "...we still need radiation-proof suits." >_>
Dr. Robotnik: "The object powering that plant is... the object. So dangerous it warped everything around it into a wasteland, even!"
Deloth: "Well, we'd just need a few radiation suits."
Dr. Robotnik: "But if I had it... the strange being would become clear, for it is of the same radiation as him. And an abundant power source. Radiation suits? Certainly. Allow me to measure you."
Metal Man (GM): He looks through his drawers and gets out a measuring tape.
Deloth: "Don't forget the wings and tail."
Dr. Robotnik: "I feel as if Sonic himself destroyed my antenna, but... you can make it right anyway."
Kenku waits for to be measured.
Metal Man (GM): He does it rather quickly, making laser-guided measurements. He stops at Panzer and shrugs.
Dr. Robotnik: "You emit radiation, Panzer. Do you need a suit anyway?"
Panzer: "No. No suits."
Dr. Robotnik: "Good, I don't know how to make suits for ro---reploids."
Panzer: "I make the radiation. It's healthy for me to absorb too."
Metal Man (GM): He walks over to the side and starts making them out of gaudy red and yellow material.
Deloth: .oO(Nice word-swap.)
Rinith: "Don't forget my tail either." *has his tail hidden in his cloak anyway.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are going to look like evil traffic stripes in these.
Panzer: "If you want, I can suck it all up before they go in?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Ohohoho. Not this radiation. You can minimize it, but it's one of the most powerful sources I've seen!"
Deloth: "...Mind if we borrow some fabric paint, too?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Fabric paint?" He narrows his eyes. "Red and yellow are the best colors! ...And I don't have them in any other color. I refuse to even buy those."
Panzer: "You have no idea. I'm good at mopping it up. Want me to test the suits?"
Deloth looks down at himself. "Well, I concede on the red, but I prefer beige a bit more than yellow."
Dragoshi: "I don't care either way. Whatever works."
Dr. Robotnik: "You can test them, yes."
Metal Man (GM): He finishes them. They look like red and yellow space suits. Mostly red. But with yellow highlights... They come with matching helmets. Sized to fit everyone, more or less.
Panzer: "Suit up everyone" She looks at Robotnik. "So. Where do I test them?"
Kenku suits up.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm." He opens a heavily locked bulkhead. "In the laboratory."
Panzer walks into the lab. "Hehe... This will be fun."
Metal Man (GM): The lab's a special Eggman item. Filled with machines and chemicals, it also has an area specifically for radiation.
Dragoshi: *Suits up.*
Digifanatic: *puts on a suit.* *and follows.*
Rinith gets the suit on oddly. >.O
Aribar sluggishly puts the suit on and follows as well.
Rinith: "This thing is not comfortable." -.-
Panzer: "Everyone in?"
Metal Man (GM): Everyone can easily get into the room, while feeling mushy in the suits... they all get in, seemingly.
Panzer shuts and locks the door, then walks back to the middle, taking a moment to override some programs and open her vents to start releasing varying levels of lighter radiation.
Metal Man (GM): The suits appear to hold up. At least, the radiation counters in them show outside radiation is... radioactive... whereas the inside of the suits are not.
Panzer: "All good so far? Now. He was talking about cracked out radiation right?" She ups the temp of her core and starts streaming out a less filtered version, definitely lethal.
Dr. Robotnik: *PA* "Yes, definitely like that."
Panzer: "It gets better."
Metal Man (GM): The suits hold to that as well.
Dr. Robotnik: *PA* "They should hold up to a certain extent. Even my best technology can't, say, guard a direct exposure to a reactor that is overloading or really hot."
Panzer: "Hmm." She goes all out, aux. vents even opening up all over and the temp of her core goes just outside of redline and she pushes out radiation one level below her max and it's some nasty stuff, like being inside Chernobyl when it died.
Metal Man (GM): The suits are at their limit. Too much exposure and they will fail. They can last about 15-30 minutes of this.
Kenku: "Ummm... Panzer..."
Deloth: "Uh, Panz, you should tune it down."
Panzer: "Good enough." She starts to pump it back in, cleaning it all and filtering out the radiation so the door can be opened.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, really..."
Panzer: "I'm cleaning it now."
Digifanatic: "I'm not sure how good these would hold like this."
Panzer: "Good thing to have against an army of humans... Or anything non mechanical."
Metal Man (GM): The room also aids in cleaning it out.
Panzer finishes scrubbing out the radiation and opens the door up for them. "All clear."
Dr. Robotnik: "So then, if you are ready... I will pay you much if you get the source for me... and maybe those people will pay you, too. I have had my robots send a radioactive hazard container for you to put it in. Beware, it's heavy. Almost as heavy as three lead safes, one inside the other."
Panzer walks out. "I can carry it..."
Dr. Robotnik: "Good."
Rinith: "How bad is that radiation?"
Dr. Robotnik: "If you get too close, it's the same as the highest level you experienced in the lab. So you'll have limited safe time to remove it."
Panzer: "If it's too heavy, I'll get it. Or, I can scrub the room prior. Up to you guys. I can store a lot of radiation, too, but it will have to be released somewhere. I can only scrub out so much."
Dr. Robotnik: "We'll see what happens, that should be good."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are by the ship now.
Panzer grabs the container and walks to the ship.
Kenku follows Panzer back.
Dragoshi: *Moseys on along to the ship.*
Digifanatic: *heads over.*
Deloth gets back into the ship. "Ready?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah." *takes off his helmet for now if it's safe.*
Panzer: "Didn't mean to scare you in there, but I wanted to make sure those are safe, better around allies than in the midst of a possible battle. Radiation poisoning is no joke."
Digifanatic: "Ohh yeah."
Metal Man (GM): The ship takes off.
Digifanatic: *starts to take off towards the Continia power plant.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the wastelands of the radioactive land. The ship warns them of this. Landing a safe distance away is suggested.
Digifanatic: *Does so.*
Rinith: *yeah... no radioactive ship please.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands just outside the edge of the radioactivity.
Panzer goes on her merry way, hauling the container.
Digifanatic: *puts his helmet back on--left the suit on--and heads out.*
Kenku suits up and walks towards the site.
Dragoshi: *Puts on his suit and heads out.*
Rinith: gets the suit on a bit faster this time, and goes out.
Deloth: *suits up and steps out into the wasteland.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk down the wasteland. They approach... The train tracks. The ones where your last bad time was here. It has been a while, hasn't it?
Panzer whistles, going on along.
Metal Man (GM): Trevor's HQ up ahead is busted. The Questers can easily take a left... towards a ruined area with two cooling towers and chain-link fences. The fences block access, but they look half-melted.
Digifanatic: *takes a look and moves on.*
Deloth: "...Target sighted, I suppose."
Kenku follows quickly behind Panzer, having no reason to slow up, especially with his sword under his suit.
Deloth heads left.
Aribar wonders if the mad scientist and his defenses will still be there as he follows the others.*
Panzer more or less walks through the fence.
Metal Man (GM): The fences can be climbed over, ripped apart, or... something. Like that.
Deloth: "I really hope that these suits hold up as well as Robotnik says they do."
Digifanatic: "Hopefully..." *follows Panzer.*
Aribar walks through the hole Panzer made.*
Panzer: "That's why I tested them. He makes some ineffective crap sometimes."
Dragoshi: *Walks through the new door Panz made.* :V
Kenku keeps following Panzer.
Rinith follows. O.o
Deloth just steps through the hole. Show-off...
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk through. They're at the little place with the security checkpoint. With the wooden thingies where cars go through.
Panzer: "When you weigh as much as I do, you can walk through a lot of things."
Metal Man (GM): The way is clear, the checkpoint thing already broken off.
Panzer walks through that, too.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer can walk through the toll-booth thing it was connected through. :p
Panzer does so!
Dragoshi: *Just walks through whatever new doors Panzer makes.*
Digifanatic: *keeps going.*
Deloth just keeps following Panzer's passive trail of destruction.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are just about inside. There's two cooling pools. There was a road which went straight in. But it has sunken into the pools, leaving a radioactive gap and no safe way on the ground around it.
Deloth: "Oh, great."
Kenku keeps following Panzer doing his best not to trip or catch on something.
Panzer pauses and looks back ."What we want is down there?" She points into the pools.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door beyond the moat of radioactivity. Not inside the moat, though...
Digifanatic: *Tries to guess how long the gap is.*
Metal Man (GM): The gap is 10 feet long, eighty bazillion feet wide.
Panzer walks through it.
Metal Man (GM): There's a big ol' wall and no sloped way up to the other side.
Dragoshi: *Jumps up, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer leaps out using the water to buoy the jump.
Rinith: "I don't like the idea of... not making that jump."
Kenku looks at the gap, and sees the others getting successfully across, and jumps himself.
Metal Man (GM): Rinith jumps across, barely.
Panzer sets the container down. "I'll catch you." She perches to catch people falling short.
Aribar waits until the others are across and casts Rejoin. He couldn't make the jump.
Deloth sighs, backs up, and makes the jump. He has GOT to learn to fly using these feathered wings...
Metal Man (GM): No one has any trouble leaping across. Except Digi.
Panzer tries to catch Digi.
Dragoshi: *Has no trouble at all. Ever.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi lands in the water! Digi burnssssssss! Digi climbs out, a bit more radioactive than before.
Panzer: "Sorry Digi. I tried." *She brushes the goop off him as best she can and then grabs the container and keeps going.*
Metal Man (GM): Anyway... The door's there, but it's all corroded and covered in black fungus. It won't open. Smashing time!
Panzer throws the container at it.
Deloth: "...You're gonna break that thing, you know."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer misses the door a little. ... It flies through the wall anyway.
Panzer shrugs and walks through the wall after it.
Metal Man (GM): An eerie blue glow is seen, as the damage exposes the inside.
Deloth: "Hey, guys?"
Panzer: "It looks awesome in here!"
Kenku: "Whats up Del?"
Deloth: "You think that this power source was the other thing Ael and Pandora were looking for?"
Dragoshi: "Knowing our luck? Probably."
Deloth: "...Should we deliver it to them?"
Digifanatic: "I'd say so..."
Panzer checks the rads in here, starting to make an annoying noise like scratching.
Kenku: "From what has been said yea... dunno if that means there going to give us a surprise visit."
Metal Man (GM): It's above normal power plant ambiance but safe for the suits. The blue stuff is hot however. No one should touch it.
Panzer: "Not too bad on the Geiger."
Deloth: "Meh. If they do, I say we just hand it over, claim it was stolen, and go on with our lives."
Metal Man (GM): The entire room glows an eerie plasma blue.
Panzer: "C'mon in."
Metal Man (GM): There's a small path through it which can be safely traversed.
Deloth: *steps into the new doorway and onto the path.*
Aribar says nothing, but his thoughts would obviously tell Deloth how little he thinks of the plan. He follows Panzer.*
Digifanatic: *tries the path and follows.*
Metal Man (GM): But in this state it's... radiating immense heat. In fact, in the Questers' suits, it becomes... sweaty.
Kenku slowly walks closer in. "Alright... let's close this baby up and get moving."
Panzer pauses to look at it. "This stuff is interesting. Reminds me a little of that Phazon crap."
Metal Man (GM): Interestingly, the only difference is that this stuff... is less radioactive.
Rinith pants, not sweat XD though that may be worse for him. "Can someone cool it down in here?" >.O
Panzer: "I wish we had an extra jar. I want some of this..." She keeps going, following the others.
Digifanatic: "Well, we gotta get a move on quick before we start baking in here."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk up to the former main processing area. A huge crane is collapsed on the ground and blocking the narrow non-radioactive path. The crane itself has some goo stuck to it, so the Questers can't climb over it, and it'd take a phenomenal jump to leap over.
Digifanatic: "What's up with the sticky stuff?"
Metal Man (GM): There is a ruined control device for it to the left.
Panzer looks for a path to a wall to climb around it.
Metal Man (GM): No wall around it. This room's big and empty. The lights are dead but this weird blue stuff and black fungi keep it lit up.
Deloth looks upwards.
Kenku looks to see if there is any spot he couple possibly put some weight on the crane and possibly drop it in the moat.
Panzer scans the blue stuff to see if it is possibly touchable / scrub-able.
Metal Man (GM): Moat's waaay too far away for that. The blue stuff is hot, but not hot enough to melt steel. It is jell-ish and can be pushed away, yes. Upwards are some distant light fixtures.
Deloth: "Dang. I was hoping I could snap onto one of those and swing my way across..."
Digifanatic: "Can we plow a path right through the crane--spells or something?"
Panzer starts kicking a path clean for the others, scooping goop away like a snow plow... Or a goop plow.
Metal Man (GM): No way to easily kick through the crane. However it is possible to just make a path around to where the crane is propped up and has a gap people can crawl under it with.
Panzer does just that.
Kenku does his best to try to crawl under the crane without scraping his suit.
Metal Man (GM): On the other side the goo is... not there. There is a still-intact console. There's also a large bulkhead over the next door. 'HAZARD CONTAINED DO NOT OPEN' The console is beeping loudly. 'DANGEROUS RADIATION LEVEL'
Panzer walks over to it. "Inteeresting... We're not supposed to go in. That means we're going in."
Metal Man (GM): 'UNKNOWN DISTURBANCE IN CORE'
Rinith: "Great logic."
Digifanatic: "Well, we do have the suits, which will save us."
Kenku looks at the console, wondering...
Panzer walks to the door and puts a hand to the door to count the Rads on the other side.
Dragoshi: "I wouldn't doubt that in the slightest."
Kenku: "Ummm... guys, be careful I have a hunch."
Deloth: *ducks under the crane.* "Being careful isn't really our job."
Panzer: "Yeah. Dipshits one and two must be in there."
Kenku: "That's what I'm guessing..."
Digifanatic: "Wouldn't be surprised."
Panzer listens to the door for voices or anything like that, calculating the radiation level inside.
Metal Man (GM): The level is quite high. Just below tolerance of the suits. That is, any higher and time would be limited in there. The sound of... things... bumping around there can be heard.
Digifanatic: *whispering.* "Yeah, I hear something."
Deloth: *takes his swords out and gets ready for another fight.*
Metal Man (GM): The control panel would make it possible to just open the door.
Kenku pulls his sword out of its scabbard, and inspects it to make sure it's not affected as he goes over to the panel to open the door.
Dragoshi: *Puts his blaster by his side and waits... not really active... just... waiting.*
Deloth: "...someone's going to have to be the one to open the door."
Metal Man (GM): The weapons are assumed to be outside the suit. They'll be cleaned afterwards of course.
Deloth: "Fine, I'll do it." *walks over to the panel and starts opening the door.*
Panzer blinks. "Oh. Ok. Open the door."
Aribar left his sword and equipment on the ship. He simply waits behind the others.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku wastes all the luck on opening the door for Deloth. The door is opened so smoothly that, in fact, Kenku would have a chance to slam it back shut if he didn't like the idea of opening it and letting in the radioactive flying hard hat monsters he'd peer under the door and see. Does he open it all the way or just slam it shut again?
Deloth watches as Kenku opens the door for him.
Panzer: "Open the damn thing!"
Kenku listens and opens it the rest of the way "Well... at least it's not the twin idiots."
Metal Man (GM): Four flying hard hats with googly eyes attack!
Deloth: "Oh, crap, it's... construction helmets?"
Metal Man (GM): Today, on hall of failure: Init rolls.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer succeeds violently! They're four freaky hard hat monsters. Guess it would be possible to play vault-ball with them.
Panzer hauls off and kicks on into the others, well, if not into them into the wall. XD.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer misses.
Panzer tries to chuck one into the others. YAY.
Metal Man (GM): *KAPLOOK.* Panzer misses, but you smashes one. A Hard Hat tries to crash into Panzer! It smashes itself! A Hard Hat tries to crash into Panzer! A Hard Hat tries to crash into Digi! *SMACK*
Rinith tries to attack a hardhat.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It is smashed to bits. 1 Hard Hat remains.
Rinith attacks that one too.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.* They're all gone. It is possible to enter now. This section is much more radioactive. Some weird walking radioactive-pole things see the Questers and... literally float away, fleeing from them.
Kenku quickly steps in and looks for the thing they were sent for.
Panzer walks in, vents and auxiliaries opening to start filtering some of it out, needing the suits to hold up better.
Rinith: "So, let us get out of here, this suit is very uncomfortable."
Digifanatic: *walking in.*
Panzer: "What are we here for?"
Digifanatic: "A power source, I believe."
Deloth: "Right, right... we're looking for whatever's putting out all this radiation, Panz."
Schatze: *Walks in.* "Ah... sorry to have left you."
Kenku: "The power source of the plant."
Deloth steps into the new room, looking around.
Schatze: "Some strange interference jammed my signal."
Metal Man (GM): The new room is circular. There is a large, round object smashed into the center of it. A thick casing covers it. A weird little robot floats down from the ceiling.
Kenku: "Uh... hello."
Metal Man (GM): It floats up against the round thing, which rotates, showing a window. Inside the container is a bizarre old man with a fat face. He sticks his tongue out at the Questers and makes... symbolic gestures???
Panzer: "That's it. It buried itself, probably had a melt down." She kneels next to it and starts digging at it to get the core free.
Interpreter: "Hello. I am the interpreter. My master has told me to interpret for you."
Kenku: "Umm... if I may ask... who's your master?"
Interpreter: *Clears throat.* "Hello, wimps who have to wear suits inside a radioactive fun zone."
Panzer dig digs.
Interpreter: "I am Master Porky and you will do what I say if it is good for yo--He has changed his words." The robot looks at Panzer. "He says for you to keep digging, please."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer digs, unearthing some ancient capsule buried into the floor.
Interpreter: "He asks, what do you want?"
Panzer: "This is for something else fat ass." She pulls it out and looks at it. "Shiny."
Interpreter: "You misunderstand."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer pulls out the large capsule with the fat person in it, revealing a shiny blue thing beneath it.
Panzer holds it up to the group. "This what we're after? Eww. Nope." She tosses it aside and goes for the blue thing.
Intepretor: "..." *Floats over next to the spun capsule.* "If you want that object, you will do what he says. Otherwise. The object is quite dangerous."
Metal Man (GM): The radiation readings begin to go up as the blue thing is unearthed.
Interpreter: "The master created it to destroy this planet and world, for he hates nothing more than people existing and being happy."
Panzer tries to pull out the blue shiny thing.
Interpreter: "However, he is willing to trade you for it if you either can destroy the Absolutely Safe Capsule or make him a new robot to do his bidding."
Kenku begins to step back "Uh... guys... these suits aren't going to be able to take more of this..."
Interpreter: "Attempts to steal it will categorically fail."
Aribar: "Panzer, I think that thing is pushing our suits to the limits..."
Metal Man (GM): The blue thing glows blindingly. The room's becoming over-radiated.
Aribar: "... Oh, wait, the container!"
Interpreter: "The object you have will melt your friends if brought too far away from the containment module inside this room."
Panzer: "Then move away from it. I'll collect while scrubbing to try and help you." She switches some systems and starts to funnel radiation into her tanks.
Kenku begins to walk out of the room.
Panzer: "I want this thingy... WANT IT HAHAHAHA."
Interpreter: "You have no hope of..." She stares as Panzer does that. "No. Do not take the blue object. He will make me summon the other robot."
Panzer: "I'm radiation proof, motherfucker."
Digifanatic: *as he starts to walk away a bit.* "What other robot?"
Interpreter: "You said a bad word. Now you are making Master Porky angry. No one likes him when he is angry. Not even me."
Aribar backs away as well. "Could you answer a question? Did a mage and a white robot come by here?"
Interpreter: "No. No thing has come in here since the other robot escaped."
Panzer: "Is this blue thing here what we came for, guys?"
Schatze: "I don't know, I missed your chat about... whatever that is."
Deloth: "I think so."
Kenku: "If that thing is running the plant yes..."
Metal Man (GM): It is obviously plugged into a massive power conduit.
Interpreter: "Desist now or I will begin singing the forever song. There is no escape from the forever song."
Deloth: "Hey, Panz, if you can put it in the capsule..."
Panzer: "Then this is it. I can turn off my audio and just not hear you." *drags the capsule over and starts to disconnect the power source from the blue thing.*
Aribar: "What should we do with this... Person?"
Metal Man (GM): The suits begin to beep. Radiation levels are getting too high even with Panzer.
Interpreter: "This is the song that never ends. It goes on and on my friends. Oh this is the song which never ends."
Kenku starts humming it for sillies.
Interpreter: "On and on forever it never ends. This is the song which never ends."
Deloth: "Panz, seriously, just put it in the container..."
Metal Man (GM): It is getting quite annoying.
Panzer shuts her core down and starts to directly feed on and power herself with the high radiation to try and get rid of some more of it.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer removes the device. Panzer begins to glow greatly. Oh... the power! This thing is incredible!
Rinith: *backs out fo the room...*
Metal Man (GM): It would be possible to smash that interpreter bot with a flick of your finger.
Digifanatic: *backs off as well.*
Metal Man (GM): The core is free.
Panzer stands with the device. "This ... This thing... I want this for me..."
Deloth covers his eyes. "Panz, hurry up! Put it in the container!"
Dragoshi: *Backs away...*
Interpreter: "You will not escape from here."
Kenku walks backwards out of the room, and several steps back.
Interpreter: "Give up. Nein. Non. Nunca."
Aribar: "How did you get here? Is this place yours?"
Panzer shakes her head. "That song is bothering me." She puts it in the container and seals it off. "There we go..." She continues to suck up radiation and glow. Shiny.
Kenku yells "Panz! Seal it up and lets go!"
Interpreter: "Das ist nicht gut. Halt jezt. Achtung!"
Panzer jumps to the position of attention.
Metal Man (GM): The container seals it off. Radiation goes down.
Kenku once Panz walks out, Kenku will shut the door.
Metal Man (GM): It is possible to leave now.
Interpreter: "The master will come after you."
Deloth: "C'mon, let"
Interpreter: "He will destroy your favorite food."
Deloth: "C'mon, let's go, let's go, let's go."
Dragoshi: *Gets outta here.*
Interpreter: "Then he will summon Giygas to consume you all."
Deloth starts running outside and for the exit.
Panzer blinks. "Fucker. I hate you." She sucks up all the radiation she wants, re-activates her core and grabs the capsule and walks off with it. "Peace."
Interpreter: "You will die from the madness."
Kenku shuts the door on the blabbering idiot and heads for the exit.
Interpreter: "There will be so much madness."
Metal Man (GM): The door shuts.
Panzer: "I want one of these things, they're awesome!"
Metal Man (GM): It is now possible to walk right out.
Deloth heads outside.
Aribar follows the others and wonders what just happened.*
Panzer walks outside, through a fresh door in the wall.
Metal Man (GM): The radioactivity is much diminished. The alternate path cuts down on time too.
Deloth: *muttering.* "Well, that was way too easy..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are outside... There's a sparkle in the sky.
Rinith: "I did not like that." -.- "Hmm?"
Deloth: "...Ship. Go. NOW."
Panzer starts to run systems to scrub radiation off her armor.
Dragoshi: *Gets to the shiiiip.*
Kenku runs for the ship.
Deloth makes a dash for the ship.
Panzer: "We might want to go..." She runs for the ship.
Aribar follows after the others.*
Metal Man (GM): It seems peaceful. The radiation is gone, even. It is possible to take off the suits... and proceed to Eggman's base.
Rinith: gets out of that damn suit "Bah... its to hot... I need to cool down."
Dragoshi: *Takes the suit off.*
Panzer gets into the ship. "That was fun. I love that place."
Kenku desuits, and places it and the sword in a safe place to be cleaned later, and finds a seat.
Panzer pets the container. "This thing is just incredible. It was such a supercharge!"
Deloth takes off his suit and spreads his wings, letting the heat dissipate. "Ugh. I sympathize, Rinith..."
Metal Man (GM): The ship and Digi are ready.So it is possible to take off. Of course... something's amiss, as ominous lightning can be heard in the distance.
Aribar: "So, what was that thing in the sky?"
Digifanatic: *does take off his suit, is in the ship, and books it for Robotnikland.* "The Giygas guy, maybe?"
Schatze: *Inside the ship.* "Uh..."
Panzer: "Let's just... Go..."
Deloth: "...Uh what?"
Schatze: "A small... extremely fast moving object. It is... approaching the ship..."
Schatze: "Shall we go now?"
Digifanatic: "Not Sonic..."
Panzer: "GO! GO ALREADY."
Schatze: "Sonic... does not leave a fiery trail."
Deloth folds his wings around in front of his mouth and screams. Loudly.
Digifanatic: "Unless he's Super Sonic..."
Kenku gets into the weapons seat.
Aribar: "Digi, no talking! FLY!"
Digifanatic: *he is flying it!*
Metal Man (GM): The ship takes off.
Schatze: "...You're going to need to move faster to lose it."
Rinith: "Daaammmmnnn it."
Panzer jumps up and down. "PEDAL TO THE METAL!"
Digifanatic cranks the thrust as hard as he can, not wanting outer space, but fast enough. *Ponders if shutting off the autopilot will help.*
Deloth leans over to a window and tries to get a glimpse of what's coming in.
Metal Man (GM): It moves at top speed. A moment passes. CRACKOOOM
Schatze: "It is firing long-range attacks at us!"
Kenku tries to get a read on the object and prepares to return fire.
Schatze: "Terrible aim... but..."
Panzer: "Want me to return fire?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a very small object, about 100 feet away.
Digifanatic: "I dunno if that's a good call or not."
Schatze: "I'd suggest you do so, it's... speeding up."
Panzer holds her scope up to her eye and looks at it.
Schatze: "Or... you speed this ship up somehow."
Deloth: "Shoot that thing down, Panz."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at the device the Questers just stole.
Digifanatic: "This is it, Schatze!"
Aribar: "Ignoring that Master Porkey fellow was PROBABLY a bad idea!"
Schatze: "...You could hook that core up to the ship. You could go faster than anything with that."
Digifanatic: "It can't go faster unless I use the outer space drive, and this altitude is too dangerous for that!"
Panzer: "Capitol Idea... Would it break it apart?"
Kenku: "It was better than giving him what he wanted!"
Schatze: "If we regulated the speed to within sane parameters, no. This ship can handle really fast speeds, remember? It just lacked the power source..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer detects it. It looks like a person. Only people don't fly sideways.
Rinith: "Space sounds great right now."
Metal Man (GM): At insanely high speeds. It is possible to take a shot at it.
Panzer: "WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?" *takes a shot just to see if she can hit it.* XD
Kenku attempts to make lock onto it with the ship's weapons.
Digifanatic: "It's probably Giygas!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer hits something for the first time tonight! *PONK.*
Dragoshi: "Or it could be the robot that was alluded to a while ago."
Metal Man (GM): The object is not capable of maintaining its speed and heading when a bullet smacks into it at absurd speed. BOOOOM!
Panzer: "Well. It's pissed now."
Metal Man (GM): It makes a big blast, a chunk of it flying off.
Deloth: "Nice shot."
Kenku: "Yea... nice shot."
Panzer: "Thanks. Bout time."
Metal Man (GM): It's losing altitude... It takes a parting shot!
Metal Man (GM): CRACKOOOM! Lightning rakes the ship, shorting some relays out. But not enough to slow it down or make it lose altitude. Not in this case. The being that was following the ship...
Panzer: "Want me to put the core in or shoot it again?"
Metal Man (GM): ...Crashes into the ocean.
Schatze: "That will be enough, unless you feel like fighting it to be sure."
Kenku sighs in relief. "Let's just get this thing to Robuttnik's..."
Panzer: "Well. It just went into the ocean so..."
Schatze: "My sensors show you caught it unaware and blew something important off of it."
Aribar: "I've been humiliated enough for one evening."
Panzer: "What did I blow off it?"
Deloth: "Let's just floor it out of here."
Dragoshi: "I'd say destroy it to be sure, but... Yeah."
Metal Man (GM): He shows a satellite image.
Digifanatic: "Not sure... let's just hope we can bring this back to Robotnik."
Dragoshi: "Everyone ever is outnumbering me." :/
Rinith: "Perhaps Robotnik will pay us if we collect it?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer shot an eye off of a robot of some kind.
Digifanatic: *What does the robot look like?*
Metal Man (GM): Can't tell, it was moving too fast, and then it got shot and crashed. The eye looks vaguely human.
Panzer: "I think it's save now... I doubt it's of any more use."
Digifanatic: "Okay, back to Robotnikland now, please?"
Schatze: "Let's take the device to the base before it reconsiders."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is... still heading there.
Digifanatic: "Yeah." *hopefully the rest of the trip shall be safe.*
Metal Man (GM): We'll pause here, since... there's gonna be enough for a whole 'nother mission going on when... the Questers give Eggman the device! DUN DUN DUNNN...