Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 54: A Submarine Too Far
Date: March 23rd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): Maybe the Questers should go visit him Carrington. He'd even pay them!
Dragoshi: "Hey. guys. Let's go back to Carrington."
Julian: "So let's go get 'em."
Kenku: "Best advice is to fly in with the ship, give them some a blast or fly out... unless someone has a better idea."
Aribar: "Unfortunately, the only mute spell I know would be to blast a hole in the ship so we're in a vacuum..."
Metal Man: *Record scratch.* "You do your own work now? Impossible!"
Aribar: "It's a little trick I recall from Aetos!"
Metal Man: "No more free pay! Gahhhhhh!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship makes its way to Carrington Institute, through the atmosphere.
Deloth: "Alright, that shifting's done..." *scans himself with the Dex.*
Julian: "Shut, UP! Damn."
Dex: "...DING! I haven't a clue, buddy. I keep checking and it's like someone blew up my central database."
Aribar: "Having no salary is indeed a horrible thing. My spellbook budget is constantly in danger."
Dex: "...But you do resemble Deloth."
Deloth: "Huh. I was wondering if a Dex would pierce this. I AM Deloth, you outmoded piece of circuitry."
Dex: "Resemblances may be unintentional or mistaken. I have as much processing power as a calculator."
Metal Man (GM): The ship re-enters and is nearly to Carrington institute.
Digifanatic: *gives it a place to land at CI.*
Aribar: "Dex, who am I?"
Metal Man: "But... but! Now... what will I do?" *He then stays silent, thinking about that.*
Dex: "The fairest Elf of them all."
Deloth: "...Oh, great, we're almost there." *highly disgusting-looking speed shift back to regular form.*
Aribar: "... The complement scares me, but okay. I was simply wondering."
Deloth: "...Ow. Stupid nerve, getting hung on a rib."
Metal Man: "The dex still works. For things it saw recently." *Takes it back.* "Which is about three things. Some of you guys and Kuja. Kuja's dead and hopefully you guys remember who you are."
Deloth: "Maybe we can hook it back up to another database."
Metal Man (GM): *Ship lands.*
Metal Man: "Yes. Or... develop something else."
Deloth: "And maybe I can finally figure out what I am. And get a million coins, while I'm making impossible wishes."
Metal Man: "Frankly, Wolfman isn't around. We can do whatever we want. Er... you want. I'm... just going to be around with you guys."
Metal Man (GM): Carrington walks out.
Digifanatic: "Alright, we're here, let's get our suits." *walks out.*
Julian: "Maybe we could copy it an' get us all one. Missed havin' a little library in my pocket." *Departs the ship.*
Carrington: "Took you a while."
Digifanatic: "We were diverted."
Julian: "Done what needed to be done."
Metal Man (GM): While the earlier stuff went on, Panzer boozed on Schnapps and some old Demoman whiskey. She then saw strange sights.
Digifanatic: "Unfortunately, testing weapons is not our priority. Space suits are."
Panzer pulls herself up and off the ground. "...That's some old whiskey... How the hell did that get mixed in with me schnapps?" She rubs her head.
Metal Man: "Hi Panzer. How did you clone yourself??? And why haven't you killed anyone yet?"
Deloth: "She built another body, Metal, and she's sane now. Please shut up, you're giving me a headache."
Panzer: "I didn't. Vile killed me, Red Text took my old body after I appeared in a new one."
Aribar: "Metal did you have an odd man named Vylch attack you?"
Deloth: "...You're drowning out everyone else's thoughts too."
Carrington: "Well, I see. Here for the space ships."
Digifanatic: "Oh no, not another long explanation... let's wait until we take a break to explain everything, alright?"
Metal Man: .oO(*Image of self driving space ship, running down cacti and trees, and then running cars off the road to the sound of rock music.*)
Deloth: "..." *smacks Metal in the head.*
Panzer: "Should I just lay back down and chill?"
Deloth: "STOP THINKING LIKE A BAD MOVIE."
Digifanatic: "Yes, he can read minds, Metal, now let's get our equipment!"
Metal Man: "Okay." .oO(*Thinks of Deloth saying that in an endless loop.*)
Carrington: "Yes. Let's."
Julian: *Nods his head towards the spaceship.* "We got a place to put 'em. Where they at?"
Metal Man (GM): He gets out the equipment.
Panzer: .oO(Can you read my mind?) :O
Deloth groans and facepalms.
Metal Man (GM): Carrington also pokes Panzer.
Carrington: "No, you should not rest on this mission. Otherwise our alien friends are doomed."
Panzer waves a dismissing hand. "What the fuck do you want."
Carrington: "...You don't need a space suit, do you?"
Deloth: "Metal, please..."
Carrington: .oO(*Picturing self looking a lot more like James Bond and much less like a fat guy in a tuxedo.*)
Panzer grumbles. "They don't need me. They made it pretty far without me." *hic.* .oO(000100001100)
Dragoshi: "I need one."
Digifanatic: "Yes, and so do I."
Metal Man: "If I could stop thinking, then I would... .something." .oO(*Sputters and crashes as Metal stands there.*)
Carrington: "Here you go." *Passes them out.* "I had them sized based on our surveillance scans. They have enough oxygen to last 1 hour in space before needing a refill."
Deloth: "Carrington, it'd take a lot of Slim-Fast for that. Stock up."
Dragoshi: *Takes his space suit and puts it on.* :x
Kenku nods and takes the suit to the ship. "Umm... Carrington, does my sword need anything for use in space, or should it be fine?"
Julian stores his in the space ship. No use in putting it on before he needs to.* "...It's a sword."
Carrington: "..." *Looks a bit embarrassed.* "Er... yes... you're just like those Maians, aren't you."
Aribar: "Just wear it on the outside of your suit, Kenku."
Carrington: "Place all weapons outside the suit."
Deloth: "I wouldn't know, I've never met one."
Julian: "Ain't like swingin' yo' arm works any different in space."
Metal Man: "All I need is oxygen."
Digifanatic: "Thanks." *takes his suit and is ready to walk onto the ship.*
Carrington: "That will cost you 10 coins per hour of oxygen."
Kenku: "I have no problem with wearing it outside... I was just afraid of it shattering from the shear cold. I guess not then."
Garrick grumbles as he wakes up from the back of the ship, having spent the past few nights doing all nighters on the ship's systems himself. He walks out of the shuttle slowly.
Metal Man: "...My last ten coins... I'll just stay in the ship."
Julian: "Garrick! Spacesuits!"
Metal Man: *Insert group sigh of relief here.*
Kenku walks back to the ship. "Hey Garrick, grab a suit."
Garrick: "Sorry, guys... I had to overhaul the systems to take care of the new pressure ratings of this kind of spa--"
Dragoshi: *Made sure to place all weapons outside of the suit.* >_>
Carrington: "Yes, the heat gets a bit extreme... but your weapons are weird looking."
Garrick freezes, staring at Metal.
Julian: "Oh, an' Mets' back. Go fig."
Kenku: "I see."
Deloth steps away.
Metal Man: *Turns around and looks at Garrick.* "Ah. Hi Garrick. Long time no see."
Garrick feels his eye twitch...
Metal Man: "Sorry but I couldn't bring Nova. The entire world exploded. I killed Kuja though."
Digifanatic: "Garrick, he is not going to drive the ship."
Metal Man: "Then he cursed me."
Deloth: *steps away again.*
Metal Man: "Then the Questers blew up the curse. Now I'm just sort of lost."
Garrick: "...you SON OF BITCH!!!" *charges straight at Metal, completely forgetting his gun.*
Deloth: "Garrick, no, wait!"
Panzer steps in the way.
Metal Man: "?"
Deloth: "...No, wait! AIM FOR HIS MOUTH!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man does nothing to dodge, as he is still sort of out of it.
Aribar stands there for a moment, shocked by Garrick's attack.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick dramatically falls short. Panzer then dramatically falls short.
Julian: "Whoa what's gotten into you?!" *Julian yells as Garrick screams past him.*
Panzer is drunk. >>;
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man then dramatically does not dodge.
Dragoshi: "...oh yeah."
Garrick stumbles around Panzer then, his fist cocked back as he aims to punch him straight in the middle of his face, right on his nose.
Metal Man: "Woah... I feel like a voice cried out, and then suddenly nothing happened."
Dragoshi: "I forgot about that."
Panzer: "It is too early in the morning for this bullshit. I'll be on the ship. I need a drink."
Deloth: "Bring me some, Panz."
Panzer tosses Deloth a bottle of her old ass Schnapps.
Deloth tries to grapple Garrick, pinning his arms to his sides.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick misses Metal Man even as Metal Man stumbles towards the punch.
Panzer goes to then grab and restrain Garrick by sitting on him.
Metal Man (GM): ...
Garrick is too bloody angry to even focus all of his shots toward Metal.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick lunges at Metal and shoves Deloth aside.
Deloth: "Son of a--" *staggers backwards.* "..." *He just sits down, pops open a bottle with his teeth, and takes a sip.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer fails as Garrick finally attacks Metal... Metal doesn't even see it coming, being almost kind of drunk from going between dimensions.
Panzer: "Fuck it." She just staggers off to the ship instead and pulls out another bottle of Demoman-brand whiskey.
Aribar: "Garrick, stop this!"
Metal Man: "Gah! I'm under attack by Shadow Garrick!"
Digifanatic: "No, that's the real one..."
Garrick punches Metal square in the face, knocking him down with a twist of his hips in CQC, and sits on his chest, his eyes ablaze, slamming his fist into his face as hard as he can, over and over. "YOU RAT BASTARD, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT! ALL OF IT! I'LL KILL YOU!"
Panzer stops and tries something completely different. She pulls out her rifle and takes a shot at Garrick's torso.
Deloth takes another drink and then aims to smash the bottle directly onto Garrick's head.
Metal Man (GM): He's knocked over and sorta sits there, eyes spinning. His helmet eats the punch. The visor of Metal's helmet shatters and gets sharp shards into Garrick's fingers. And into Metal's face.
Metal Man: "Gah! I knew I shouldn't have ordered DANGER glass!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is then smashed over the head and falls on Metal. Everyone falls on top of one another in a pile of glass.
Metal Man: "All right, uncle! Uncle! Just stop crushing me to death!"
Aribar: "Stop!" *The half-elf tries to separate everyone with 5 charges of Kinesis!*
Metal Man (GM): The Kinesis works.
Deloth: *And rotgut, don't forget the rotgut.*
Panzer walks back to the ship now. Continuing to drink.
Metal Man: "Ow... ah... that was a good punch, Garrick. Now I'll be picking glass out of my face for a while... and... ick! Alcohol everywhere!"
Garrick growls as he's thrown back against the spaceship wall, straining to get off of it from the magical force keeping him there.
Julian doesn't know what the fuck.
Carrington: "As long as you get the aliens safe, I don't care how many drunken brawls you have."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off.
Deloth: "Garrick, would you care to explain why you just punched Metal in the face? Besides the obvious?"
Garrick: "You'll be drinking your TEETH when I get done with you, you fucking ass. I'll rip you to pieces."
Dragoshi: "...hey, guys."
Julian: "I think I missed somethin' here."
Dragoshi: "Can you kill eachother after we're done with the mission?"
Deloth pulls out his sword and points it to Garrick's neck, for extra insurance.
Panzer pokes her head out. "Garrick, shut up before I kill you."
Metal Man: *Takes off his helmet and empties glass out of it, then slowly replacing the visor.* "I dunno what I did. Although I did cause the world to be destroyed. In fact, the Time Cops are gonna kill me for it sorta like you almost did."
Garrick: "Fuck you, you damned metallic bitch! You're not even a Quester, you have no room to talk!"
Panzer: "God. I have some midol if you want it."
Aribar: "Violence against beings that typically come back to life when killed is quite meaningless! Can we talk about this sensibly?"
Deloth: "...Garrick, could you calm down just a tad before your heart explodes?"
Metal Man: "..." *Takes out a notepad and writes that one down.*
Julian: "Garrick, chill the fuck out, dog! We got somethin' to do 'fore you can bash Metal's head in."
Panzer: "Party foul Garrick, damn." *goes back to the cargo bay again. Drinks more.* >>
Digifanatic: *mutters.* "I have no idea... I have no idea..."
Garrick is still trying like a son of a bitch to get off the bulkhead of the ship, the sword little consequence to him, but as the magic holds him there, there's really no threat unless Del fully stabs him.
Deloth: *still pointing his sword.* "Now, would you like to talk about this?"
Metal Man: "I'll remember that one. But it doesn't quite catch the sentiment of that time I was called a bastard tool of destiny." *Gets up slowly.* "Look, I don't have any powers and none of us are really old fashioned Questers anymore. And I was never 100% Quester to begin with, due to the lies about my past work."
Garrick: "It's your fault. All of it. You started all this."
Metal Man: "Well actually, Wolfman started it and I finished it, but yes, I did a good deal of mistakery."
Digifanatic: "And Kuja cursed him. Metal didn't curse himself."
Panzer pokes Deloth. "Dude, come drink with me. Forget them." *hic.*
Metal Man: "Nah, I know what he means. The Time Cops hate me for the same reason he does. But truth is with that Book dead I can't do much. Well." *He takes out a huge wrench.* "I can beat on stuff, but it's nothing super."
Garrick: "Good, I won't have much trouble then when I kill you, fill you with holes, and eject you into the sun."
Metal Man: "The Book could toast a good Time Cop, but it came with that curse and... why are we still standing around here anyway? You have some job and I'm wasting your time."
Julian: "Hey, that's great an' all, but I've been tryin' to get us back on track for like 20 minutes now. We go beat up these chumps on the moon, THEN we can talk 'bout our feelin's an' shit."
Metal Man: "If he hates me THAT much, I can just stay right here."
Panzer: "Garrick, stop being fucking retarded."
Dragoshi: *Gets on the ship and waits for everyone to do the same.*
Metal Man: "I don't want to harm your... time... I did my tenure as a leader and you've learned so well now you don't need me."
Panzer: "Metal, ignore him. He must think you're taking over his fake ass command."
Metal Man: "Oh. He thinks he is a commander."
Panzer: "Something like that."
Digifanatic: "Well, we voted him leader."
Panzer: "Makes me laugh at least."
Deloth: "Hey, Panz, if you've got something like some rope or handcuffs, we really need to restrain Garrick."
Metal Man: "Well then." *He looks to Garrick.* "Master Garrick, I beg your forgiveness, but I never really intended to lead the Questers again, especially if they don't need me."
Panzer: "I can bend some I-beams around him."
Julian: "HEY!" *Grabs two random people who have not entered the ship by now and drags them into the ship.* "LESS TALK, MORE WALK. Wanna get this shit OVER with already."
Panzer: "Wait. I do have cuffs." She pulls some out.
Schatze: "I can help you, Panzer."
Digifanatic: *heads into the ship under his own will.*
Panzer: "I-beam or cuffs?"
Deloth: "Cuffs for now. Got two pairs?"
Metal Man: "Uh... I don't know if I-beams are good for him to be trapped in. As much as he broke my second favorite visor. I don't hate him at all."
Panzer pulls out another pair and a length of heavy shackle chain. She tosses them over. They're fucking heavy, made outta the same stuff she is.
Aribar: "I can keep him held here for now. Handcuffs may just make him madder."
Deloth: "Ari, we may need you for the mission, anyways."
Panzer: "Do I CARE if he gets more pissed? Nope. I'll toss him into space if you want."
Metal Man: "Well, if I must... I can help."
Metal Man (GM): Metal takes out his huge wrench and leans on it.
Aribar: "I'm hoping he'll be better by the time we get to the moon."
Deloth: "No. Metal, no no no no no."
Julian has at this point grown very impatient with everyone and dragged people who don't weigh two and a half tons onto the ship.*
Metal Man: "...Okay. In that case..."
Aribar: "And I feel rather odd talking about him like he's not even here."
Deloth: "Ari, just hold him by his chest or something so that I can restrain him--" *dragged.*
Metal Man: "I am going to go to a very safe place."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man runs into Carrington Institute.
Metal Man: "SANCTUARY!!! SANCTUAAARRRY!!!!"
Panzer sighs and goes after Metal to drag him back.
Metal Man (GM): He is dragged back.
Metal Man: "...Okay, fine. As long as you keep him away, I'll stay."
Metal Man (GM): Now...
Julian: "Digi, get us outta here."
Panzer: "C'mon. He misbehaves, I'll chain him outside the ship if you want."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar succeeds wonderfully.
Panzer: "Let him burn in the atmosphere."
Metal Man (GM): XD
Deloth gets back OUT of the ship and handcuffs both Garrick's hands behind his back... and then cuffs his legs together for good measure.
Garrick is drug into the ship, handcuffed, and forcing against said cuffs a few times before growling and sitting there.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is cuffed.
Panzer: "This ship have a brig?"
Deloth: "NOW we can go."
Schatze: "No, too small."
Schatze: "I can just lean on him. I weigh as much as you do."
Kenku slides back into the weapons seat and buckles in.
Julian: "I have been waitin' FOREVER AND A FUCKIN' DAY for you suckas to finish up."
Panzer: "We'll turn him into paste."
Digifanatic: *sighs, puts on his suit and takes off again.*
Metal Man: *Gets on the ship.* "Uh... ...sorrysorrysorrysorry... I didn't want to cause any scenes... ow, my face."
Panzer: "We can attach more chain and tug him along outside the ship, I'll stay with him " She smirks.
Garrick strains against his cuffs.
Panzer looks down at Garrick. "Good luck kid, it's made from the same metal I'm made from."
Garrick: "To think that I tried to save you from your own fucking stupidity."
Deloth sits down and buckles up.
Digifanatic: *oh yeah, straps in.*
Metal Man: "..." *Takes the seat furthest away from Garrick.* "Are you sure I should be on the same ship as him? I mean... he's really turning new shades of purple over there."
Metal Man (GM): The ship's ready to take off.
Digifanatic: *Takes off* "I don't know... I don't know. Just keep your distance."
Metal Man (GM): Ship takes off. Metal Man looks at the ground forlornly. Oh, and it recharged.
Deloth: "He'll either snap or get better. Fifty-fifty chances aren't bad."
Panzer: "Metal, it's fine. He's not going anywhere. He lunges at you again and I'll toss him outside to freeze and suffocate all at once."
Metal Man: "...I just... don't want to harm anyone like what happened to Locos."
Panzer: "When he revives, maybe he'll ... Cool off." *Ha! Bad pun.*
Metal Man: "It was my responsibility and he went nuts just like that, and we lost a good person. And I really disliked that happening."
Panzer: "It's not your fault. I'm sure this is just a bunch of congealed bullshit."
Metal Man (GM): Carrington goes outside and looks over the broken glass. He picks up the lost shades and puts them in his pocket for later.
Garrick snarls, straining against the cuffs a second time, his entire being focused on getting a hold of either one of the damned metal beings and ripping them to pieces.
Digifanatic: *again, typical entering space procedures...* *vroom vroom autopilot off fly me to the moon etc etc.*
Aribar: "... And once again I forgot to ask Carrington for spellbooks."
Panzer: "Keep on and see if I don't sit on you. All I have to do is drop a boot on your chest and you'll die."
Digifanatic: "Not the time, anyway, Ari."
Dragoshi: "You can always do that after the mission."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers fly into space, blessed by dice luck after that bizarre incident with failure.
Panzer: "I think it has rabies."
Kenku: "You can ask once we get back... by the way... how hard is it to learn magic?"
Julian decides to sit down next to Garrick. "Look man, I know it's tough, but chill for a second. You ain't exactly in the best place to rage right now, y'know?"
Deloth: "Panz, please don't kill him."
Metal Man: "Did he by chance find that can of soda I lost? Maybe that's doing it."
Garrick: "I will get ahold of one of them, and when I do..."
Panzer: "If he attacks me I'm going to crush him."
Metal Man: "That soda could drive anyone crazy. It was delicious, but perilous."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is almost to the moon now.
Panzer: "When you do eh?"
Kenku tries to use the weapons systems to scan for any strange ships.
Panzer: "Schatze, which one of us is going to either stay here and baby sit or carry him to the moon to be used as a meat shield?"
Digifanatic: *looks for a place to land near where they did last time, if that's the best option.*
Metal Man: "...Crud. Now I wish I had bought an air tank."
Schatze: "I will guard him."
Deloth: "Well, sorry, Metal."
Panzer: "You staying here then?"
Schatze: "Yes. You know how bad the transmissions get too deep on the surface, and those... people... could do any number of things to mess with them."
Panzer: "Alright. Be careful. He's a slippery little fucker."
Garrick snarls, straining against the cuffs once again. Julian would notice his eyes blazing, overcome. The combination of several things from all sides plus the sheer battle stress was causing him to lose his mind...
Panzer pulls out more lengths of heavy chain and hands it to him. "If you want to tie him up go for it. But be gentle with the chains, those are my tank chains."
Schatze: "I will." *He... carefully chains the cuffs and Garrick to the hull itself.* "There."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick's raw strength is great, but in the current situation, he can't yet figure a way out.
Julian: "...This might not be a good idea. I'm just sayin'."
Panzer looks at Garrick. "Want me to put you out kid? I'm sure I can find a syringe and a good sedative."
Julian: "You're jus' pilin' on what's already been piled on."
Panzer: "There's no room for someone that snaps, really."
Deloth: "I don't think taking the cuffs off is viable right now, though."
Julian: "Like you got much room to talk about, Panzer. Sooner or later he's gonna snap an' you're gonna wake up wit' yo' head on one side'a the planet an' yo' body on the otha side."
Panzer: "I try to snap on the enemy, and generally useless comrades. If he can carry it then so be it. I don't sleep either way."
Garrick doesn't say another word, his eyes boring into Panzer, blazing with fire. He doesn't strain against the chains and handcuffs anymore. He's relented, waiting...
Panzer looks back down at him. "Just because you're not struggling anymore doesn't mean shit."
Deloth: "Right, well, after we're done with this, someone ring Continia's hospital and get some sedatives."
Panzer: "I'll make some."
Deloth: "Big ones. Dragon-sized, if they carry such."
Panzer: "Nothing either can't fix, I assure you."
Aribar: "Garrick, if you don't calm down, then you won't get out of the cuffs."
Deloth: "...By the way, as a warning, I don't think I'll be able to talk out there."
Garrick turns his gaze to Ari.
Panzer: "And good luck with picking the lock, it's biometric. Not a key lock."
Julian: *Shrugs.* "Tried warnin' ya, ain't my fault if what happens, happens." *Goes to get his space suit on.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers land on the moon.
Garrick slowly returns his gaze back to Panzer, staring into her eyes. "You're on borrowed time. Just like Metal. Make use of it."
Dragoshi: *Puts space suit on if he hasn't already and walks on out into the moon.*
Panzer: "I've handled prison details before. This is cake." She looks back into his, eyes dull and lifeless. "I'll kill you if I have the inkling to. Keep threatening me."
Julian hero-walks out onto the moon in his spacesuit.*
Panzer: "All I have to do is step on that fleshy little head of yours."
Metal Man: "I don't know what else I can say. Oh, right. You signed an agreement not to kill me."
Panzer: "Don't worry Metal."
Metal Man: *Takes out the old Quester agreement.* "...But... it is no longer magical..."
Panzer: "He's stuck for now."
Digifanatic: *walks out.*
Metal Man: "Yeah, but he's a Quester. Like you. And sorta like me. Then again, that puts us... me... whoever..." *Trails off.*
Deloth breathes out every bit of air in his lungs so that they don't over-pressurize, then switches off his breathing and steps out.
Panzer walks around to the back of Schatze and opens a panel on his back and inputs a few lines of code, then shuts the panel. "The cuffs will now accept your biometrics, for whatever reason, if you have to free him."
Garrick: "She is not a fucking Quester. She never was."
Schatze: "I will do so if for some reason I am dead and the man over there is safely away. I cannot condone murder, even if it is of a very confused accidental world-destroyer."
Panzer: "Damn right I'm not."
Garrick: "She shouldn't even BE here."
Panzer: "Damn right again. I should be drinking and far from here now."
Schatze: "Also, the suited man seems harmless."
Metal Man (GM): There's a wall of jagged glass just up ahead.
Panzer: "He is. He just talks... A lot." She turns and leaves, walking outside.
Metal Man (GM): Schatze, Garrick, and Metal Man are cooped up in the ship.
Garrick turns his gaze on Schatze, scowling heavily.
Deloth raises an eyebrow and starts chipping away the glass with his swords.
Garrick: "...Red Text. Right?"
Dragoshi: *Spews out acid at the glass.*
Julian: *Hammer? Hammer.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku would have detected a time-space anomaly at the center of the Alien station. And some highly advanced, but quiet/inactive TC ships. Anyway, Panzer and Julian smash the glass and open the way through towards the burned out looking Alien settlement.
Kenku steps out and radios. "It looks like they're planning a jump. Their ship is in the center of the old station."
Metal Man (GM): They would see three TC ships landed there. No activity outside yet.
Schatze: "Yes... I am Red Text."
Digifanatic: *radio.* "I see."
Panzer: "Oh fuck them."
Deloth: *growls silently to himself and keeps going.*
Kenku: "That's... weird... there was only 1 ship before..."
Garrick: "You've gotta understand what I'm feeling here, right? What's going on?"
Digifanatic: *radio.* "Well, they're Time Cops... this is what's gonna happen..."
Julian: *Radio.* "We'll get 'em, don't worry about it."
Schatze: "Not exactly. Panzer lost most of her insanity during some... strange incident... and this strange man seems harmless, although I am watching to make sure he doesn't try to destroy this world."
Garrick: "He SEEMS harmless. Now."
Schatze: "Also note that Panzer made me this body, while most of you ignored me."
Aribar: "There are more Time Cop ships?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, it seems so."
Metal Man (GM): The three ships there could be watching for intruders.
Kenku: *Radio.* "Do we head in or sneak around... I'm wondering if the anomaly I register was a jump in and not a jump out..."
Aribar: "We should disable their ships."
Garrick hrmps, giving it a bit more... he had an idea, a small plan... but with the others nearby, it wouldn't take long for them to grab him and hold him down. He could take Panzer, but the other Questers would probably back her up... Del would, Digi would, Ari might, Drag definitely would... he couldn't take them all. Metal was weak, by the feel of it... he didn't know how Schatze fared in combat...
Garrick gave Schatze the once over, trying to gauge his strength from his stance, his poise, the tech on his body...
Panzer scans the ships for life forms.
Digifanatic: "And how? We don't have EMPs..." ...*
Deloth wonders if he can possibly shift into a Time Cop guise and sneak in that way...
Metal Man (GM): He has about the same attributes as Panzer. Only he moves like he's being controlled remotely.
Panzer: "No EMPS."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth could try. But Who would he shift into?
Deloth: *Ah, there's the rub.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer's readings would be indistinct, showing heat signatures but no conclusive info.
Panzer: "I need updates. Meh." *tries again, looking for a bit more clearer imaging on thermals.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man, the former time cop, begins taking out another weird book and writing things down.
Deloth motions to the others and shifts one of his hands into Ael's. Dang, moon charades is tough.
Panzer: "Nope. Too old."
Garrick ponders... he might be able to take Schatze and Metal at the same time, but he'd need to take at least one of them out hard and fast before they could contact the others... he waits, and charges... he MIGHT be able to get off a Final Smash to take out one of them.
Metal Man (GM): Then Panzer cleverly pastes images of Sigma everywhere for fun.
Aribar: "Exactly how hard is it to take a sword or a bolt of lightning to a console to disable a ship?"
Panzer: "I also need to stop drinking. I could sonar ping the fuck out of them. If the doors to the ship are open, it'll kill the humans or other fleshy things inside."
Deloth: "..." *walks over to Ari, taps him on the shoulder, and shows him the shifted hand.*
Panzer: "Then again, it would kill you if I don't do it right. Unless you want to wait in the ship a minute."
Aribar looks at Deloth. "What did you do with your hand?"
Panzer facepalms. "Nevermind. It's space. No air for the waves to travel through."
Digifanatic: "I'm afraid of what I might walk into."
Panzer: "I'd have to be touching the ship."
Garrick grumbled... he couldn't reach his Jackhammer Rounds, charge them, chamber, and fire fast enough. And he needed to Magitek his way out of the cuffs... he'd have to do this the hard way.
Digifanatic: "Or that."
Deloth: "..." *shifts it again into Pandora's.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's girly metallic and looks freaky. The doors on the ships are closed.
Panzer: "Want me to try it?"
Metal Man (GM): The ships seem rather calm. Almost... empty.
Aribar: .oO(Nice hands, Del?)
Garrick pushes his wrists together, grabbing the tech biometric keeping them attached to his wrists, muttering softly under his breath... he's never tried a silent Magitek short before...
Digifanatic: "Well, if we're out of the radius, go ahead."
Deloth whacks Ari in the shoulder with his girly-hand.
Aribar: "Gah! What is it, Deloth?!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man looks at Garrick. Then at Schatze.
Metal Man (GM): He then looks to his dex.
Panzer walks up to the nearest ship and touches it and then sends a nice, high pitched sonar pings through the metal and into the ship where it should echo and kill.
Deloth: *shifts his entire arm this time, gesturing to it.*
Metal Man (GM): He then looks to the controls of the ship.
Metal Man: "...Hmmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gestures to his ability to imitate other people. Does Aribar catch on?
Aribar: *DOESN'T GET IT.*
Garrick feels the charge surge through his hands, trying to fry the cuffs enough to get them to unlock.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar does get it, no glitches. :p Sonar ping... there's hardly any atmosphere left.
Deloth tries to pick up any thoughts from the ships while he's playing charades.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick rips one of the cuffs. Panzer fails to synchronize the frequency just right.
Panzer tries again.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth determines no thoughts in the ships. They may as well be empty. Garrick is still tied to the hull.
Deloth: .oO(I'm not picking anything up from those...)
Metal Man (GM): He could slip loose. But Metal Man looks to him and Schatze.
Panzer walks off. "Fuck it. Let's just walk passed. They should have had an alarm go off when I touched and apparently since no one came out to kill me they don't care."
Digifanatic: *sigh.* "Fine..."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar understood Deloth could change shape.
Deloth: *He can shapeshift. And disguise himself as people. Like Time Cops.*
Garrick quickly grips the cuffs before they clink of any metal hard, gently setting them against the seat.
Aribar: "Deloth, what use is one shape-shifted person going to be? We barely even know what kind of personality they have."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers can probably walk to the main building now.
Panzer is heading that way.
Julian, after waiting for everyone else to try their way, meets up with everyone else as they take HIS way and decided to attack the jerks straight on.*
Garrick frowned. This was gonna be tricky... Metal would yell for help while Schatze would attack...
Metal Man (GM): Garrick gets tangled and stuck. Schatze points at Garrick.
Schatze: "Don't try to escape!"
Metal Man: "Look. It's obviously my fault he's going out of his mind. I appreciate you taking care of it for me, but..."
Schatze: "I don't take orders from you... suit-person."
Metal Man (GM): The group is nearly to the main building now.
Garrick tries again, since Schatze is distracted with Metal.
Deloth: *just turns around and starts heading for the main building, trying to think of a good attack form to take... maybe a big dragon or something, but he's not sure if he could get the mass needed for that.*
Aribar just follows Panzer and the others now..*
Metal Man (GM): They walketh to the building. It has been jury-rigged... the front door's jammed shut and won't let anyone in. At least, it doesn't seem like it...
Digifanatic: *looks for windows or such.*
Deloth looks for a crack on it somewhere to pry it open.
Julian: *Looks for structural weakness in the door.*
Kenku looks to Digi. "Smash it?"
Deloth: "...!" *gets a thought and motions for everyone to step back.*
Kenku looks confused, but does so.
Metal Man (GM): There's a crack in the middle.
Panzer checks the door for traps just in case. XD
Metal Man (GM): It has been left slightly ajar... success! No traps, except... The door is bulging slightly. Something big is leaning on it on the other side!
Julian gets the fuck out of the way.*
Panzer walks away from it and waits on the Del to do whatever it is he's gonna do. She goes to look for a different entrance.
Digifanatic: *also moves out of the way.*
Deloth builds up an electric Ele and tosses it at the door.
Aribar moves away as well.
Metal Man (GM): Oddly, Metal Man seems to have an idea of what is going on and... idly does nothing about it, instead sitting in the pilot seat of the ship.
Dragoshi: *Gets outta the way.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer sees... there is a side entrance, but it was blown up. ... *BOOMF* The small elec ele isn't enough to budge the door open.
Deloth: "..." *Fire Ele doing anything to it?*
Panzer looks for a way into the blown up part, maybe some moveable rubble...
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Still stuck. Panzer sees a wall entirely of rubble. She'd have to basically swim from it.
Deloth: *How 'bout a swift kick to the hinges?*
Kenku rolls his eyes and says over the radio. "All that motion to stand back for that?" He gruffly gets up and charges the door with his sword.
Panzer knocks on the base walls to test the thickness.
Metal Man: "What is your frequency, Ken--robot?"
Schatze: "I'm not telling you."
Metal Man (GM): The door snaps. Then a pile of debris flies out! Kenku takes damage as he's pushed aside and the door slaps shut... but is now usable to enter. It's an automatic door.
Julian: *Radio.* "Nah, all that motion to stand back fo' THAT." *Smacks Kenku upside the helmet as he enters.*
Kenku gives a fox-like yelp as he's caught in the debris. He checked to make sure his suit isn't leaking.
Deloth just walks into the newly-opened base.
Metal Man (GM): The suit's okay. The Questers wallk in. There's TC equipment sitting in there. It's still vacuum, but...
Kenku: *radios.* "HEY! the Eles weren't working!"
Metal Man (GM): There's unattended computers and stuff just laying around.
Dragoshi: "...this has gotta be a trap."
Aribar enters the room and looks about. "Possibly, Dragoshi."
Garrick tries ONE MORE TIME to get free of these damned chains... they're heavy, but big, and not able to be tightened properly... he COULD slip out...
Julian: *Looks for anything else.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man notices Garrick move slowly.
Kenku gets up and follows the others.
Metal Man: "If you wish to fight me... I will grant you your wish... once we are on flat ground. Even I could not escape those chains though. And I can't go through him either."
Schatze: "Wha?" He notices the broken handcuff. "He's not going anywhere."
Garrick: "I don't want to fight you. I want to make you PAY for all the pain you've caused."
Metal Man: "Then a fight should do that. I won't even try to defend myself if you should decide I need die. I... don't particularly have anything left to do."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the others see the computers, and, narration aside, we cut to the chase. They see the first person yet on this abandoned base.
Garrick: "And after you die, I'll kill Panzer. She deserves it for all that she's done. Or not done, as the case may be."
Kenku looks over at the person.
Metal Man: "She's one of the original Questers. Call her what you want, but you'd just be killing the person who made it possible for you to be a Quester."
Metal Man (GM): It's Ael. He sighs, frustratedly.
Ael: "We've warped three times. They're here now."
Julian: "Hey, we're gonna beat you up."
Ael: "You don't know what Metal Man did, did you?"
Dragoshi: *Readies his Bread and Blaster again.*
Julian: "Don't know, don't care."
Ael: "Or should I say... the TIME BANDIT."
Dragoshi: "No one cares."
Panzer walks past Ael and on into the base. >>;
Dragoshi: "Shut the hell up."
Metal Man (GM): Ael is inside the base.
Julian: *Mockingly.* "Nmore nmould nmI nmay NME NMIE NMANDIT-Shut up."
Garrick: "No, she's not. She's told me herself. She's not a Quester. Never been one. She's been using them to get to her group of soldiers this entire time."
Kenku says over the radio. "I think she wasn't talking to us at first... keep an eye out for Pandora or someone else."
Dragoshi: *Chuckles at Julian's comment.*
Ael: "Now see. This... is what I thought would happen." He shrugs. "So... it's a good thing you're here."
Panzer turns down a hallways and disappears. >>;
Metal Man (GM): Panzer walks further into the base. There is a locked door... Panzer would find a locked door down the way, as Ael gets into battle stance.
Panzer checks it for traps.
Ael: "If you insist, I will fight you, but it will mean nothing."
Aribar: *Checks if Ael is alone.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. No traps.
Kenku sets into stance.
Metal Man (GM): In fact, Panzer wasn't meant to encounter the locked door, Ael was... trying to and failing to block the path.
Panzer picks the lock.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer could just punch it down. It's flimsy.
Garrick: "She's been infected by some virus this ENTIRE TIME. She's a burden, a horrible robot that needs to be ripped to pieces. And I'm going to do it. You have a lot more on your shoulders than her."
Metal Man (GM): Also... people fighting.
Aribar: "If you think we are so dim-witted, then enlighten us, Ael."
Garrick tries like hell to get free... struggling...
Panzer walks through it.
Dragoshi: *Decides to... ignore Ael and go follow Panz while he's distracted.* :D
Ael: "The Time Bandit most obviously brought you together to defeat us and take over the Time Cops. And here you are. Doing that for him. But fine. Serve his master plan. I'll be happier dead."
Aribar stands back. He doesn't have any weapons out, but if Ael attacks him then he'll join in the battle.*
Digifanatic: "We're not gonna take over the organization."
Ael: "He will."
Aribar: "What we have is a case of miscommunication, Ael. I didn't even know Metal was a 'Time Bandit' until you said something!"
Metal Man (GM): Ael raises his staff, and...
Dragoshi: *Walks past Ael while this is going on.*
Kenku yells at Ael. "From what I can tell, your information is flawed, and someone from the brigade just seems to not like someone retiring. You still being here after your stupidity just makes us want to punch your face in."
Deloth: "Ael, he never even told us this. We're just busting up your group because you're a bunch of nutcases."
Julian: "An' I ain't gotten my workout today."
Ael: "Nevertheless, if you insist on persisting in nonsense... then I shall use my powers to silence you." He waves his hand...
Metal Man (GM): People who walked past him would find, past the unlocked door, an airlock.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the Airlock.* "Okay... now how do we deal with this?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth and Julian are silenced.
Julian: *...Oh no, not silence.*
Deloth: *Oh no, not silence when I can't even talk anyways! NOOOOOO!*
Metal Man (GM): Ael then waves his wand again... ice flies everywhere, threatening to freeze everyone.
Dragoshi: *Examines the Airlock.*
Julian is hilariously frozen.*
Panzer: "Something like that."
Dragoshi: *Does just that, then.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian is frozen entirely solid. Digi is partially frozen.
Deloth casually dispels the ice and gives Ael a totally silent hand gesture.
Julian is so angry right now.
Ael: "The Time Bandit will fail against my cold, harsh logic."
Kenku: "No... you will fall here!"
Metal Man (GM): He casts an explosion spell at Julian. Who is frozen and helpless.
Metal Man (GM): Julian's all but shattered into tiny pieces. He's unfrozen, though. Still silenced.
Julian: *LIVES.* *IS GOING TO HIT YOU IN THE FACE WITH A HAMMER.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. They hit a field around him, not him.
Dragoshi: *Opens the Airlock and does whatever it is he needs to do to let the room re-atmosphere-ize the room.*
Panzer is in the airlock with him.
Kenku charges Ael with a lighting fast slash, and then as he closes tries to slam him in the chest.
Metal Man (GM): Ael deflects the attack with a small magic field.
Garrick growls, forcing against the chains, trying desperately to yank free of them.
Digifanatic hopes he can still bash up the forcefield a bit... he'll go with a Fire Punch and a Light Ray.
Metal Man (GM): His field is hit twice.
Garrick: "For FUCK sake! Let me OUT of these!" *One more..*
Metal Man (GM): Schatze moves to restrain Garrick, with the precision of a remote controlled car. Giant dice descend from space to destroy Garrick. Just kidding.
Aribar: *...Checks if Ael has any sort of 'focus' like a staff.*
Metal Man (GM): He has a blue rod.
Aribar reaches forward and casts Kinesis on the rod to get it out of Ael's grip. It may not have any physical effect on the mage, but it is at least not violent. "Ael, you chastised us for attacking first before. Now the tables have turned; you offer no explanation and simply strike at us!"
Metal Man (GM): It collides with the field.
Ael: "Your words are witless and your thoughts weak. I explained enough, then you chose to push the attack. The Time Bandit, Metal Man, was one of us, then rebelled for our rival team. He caused the near destruction of our own group and we've finally found him. So we go to arrest him and you help all the way until you realize he's yours, then attack me. Either way I can obliterate all of you. I'm not like the other stupid mage who was so arrogant he held one hand behind his back until it was too late to stop you. Almost as bad as Pandora, he was. He got himself killed playing with you. I don't play games. You've had to reset your skills five times to my zero. I admit, there are about five of you. But if you win, it will not be a pretty victory for you. See the superior logic or die."
Aribar: "And why is that?"
Ael: "I possess the capability to null your space suits. You don't have the same capability to do to me."
Deloth: *Can hold his breath. Hooray!*
Ael: "I sense you are split up, such that each segment of your group is easily defeated one-on-one by me and my fellow agents. Furthermore there are so many aces up my sleeve my sleeve is now made of aces."
Kenku: "With how this place is... pretty isn't a victory we can get most ways."
Ael: "There's a reason we don't tell you anything. But if you insist."
Aribar: *Checks if Ael still look like he's going to continue the assault.*
Deloth just rolls his eyes. .oO(If you WOULD tell us everything, moron, maybe we'd know enough to actually help you out.)
Metal Man (GM): Yes. In fact Aribar senses him aligning insanely powerful arcana energies... but he's waiting to see if people will attack him. He could use them now but he's... just waiting.
Aribar does nothing else. He would bide his own powers and await for Ael to strike so he can attempt to counterspell and magic the Time Cop throws.
Deloth crosses his arms and just glares. Logic versus hitting people in the head are fighting their own fight, and until one or the other wins, he's not attacking.
Ael: "I won't hit you again if you leave me be."
Metal Man (GM): The ice busts off of Digi, setting him free. The mute spell he used is still in effect on those he hit. Note that Ael has saved all his actions for potential counters himself... Or at least, could have.
Julian's still pretty out of it from being muted and being frozen and then being exploded, so he doesn't do jack this turn.*
Deloth: .oO(I really hate this guy, I really do... but still, maybe he's right. Maybe Metal's still lying, and this is all some insane plan...)
Digifanatic: "I'm not planning on doing anything stupid right now... we're already in the middle of one problem that may become serious, I'm not sure if I'd rather deal with two..."
Kenku looks at the others and radios "Hold off?"
Digifanatic: "I think so..."
Kenku sheathes his sword for now, and waits.
Metal Man (GM): With everyone holding off, yet again, Ael sighs and laughs to himself as he breaks all the mute spell remnants.
Ael: "Besides, I can't talk when I'm being attacked... especially in outer space... Metal Man is wanted for the serious crimes he did. Naturally he is not here. Naturally, you don't know the story from adam. That is why we stayed gone when we detected you destroying his book."
Digifanatic: .oO(Why did Metal send us to a dimension where this would happen? Was this part of the curse... and save it for later, Del. Please.)
Deloth blinks. .oO(Adam?)
Ael: "It would be inevitable he would tell you what happened, since he never stops talking. Then you would be counted on to make your choice and we would then have our fight, if any, right there. ..." He facepalms. "Pandora decided she would rather take this place over, however, and is probably busy face-kicking aliens. Something about it being 'too boring' to hunt the only being ever to escape us."
Kenku: "What! We have to stop her!"
Deloth: *Checks if this place been re-oxygenated and repressurized yet.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope.
Ael: "I give you two choices."
Kenku: "While you are not messing with the time stream Pandora is!"
Digifanatic: *doesn't say anything and lets Ael speak.*
Ael: "Fight me and perish or... transport those aliens out of here and come back when you're done figuring whether you want to fight us over your master or plan to aid us in fighting HIM instead."
Digifanatic: "I'd take the second."
Ael: "You may pass by me then... as the others did." He stands aside.
Kenku: "Agreed... although if Pandora comes back in shambles, don't fault us for it."
Deloth gives Ael a tired salute and walks to the airlock.
Digifanatic: *follows Deloth.*
Julian: *doesn't know what the fuck, heads out the airlock.*
Kenku runs after Del.
Metal Man (GM): Now we continue to the airlock people and quasi-pause main group. Panzer and Dragoshi enter the airlock. The air is stagnant but functional. There's a group of people down the way in a wide open room.
Aribar vaguely entertains suicidal thoughts of asking Ael for the Time Cop's library of spellbooks before heading after the others.
Metal Man (GM): There's something going on there.
Panzer tries to see if she can hear WTF is going on. XD
Dragoshi: *Tries to do the same.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer and Drago would hear the following.
X Leader: "No! Don't!"
Pandora: "Hahahaha. Your base is ours! You're done for, space scum!"
Metal Man (GM): *kick.* *Punch.*
X Leader: "Gah! Ow!"
Panzer looks at Drag and shakes her head.
Dragoshi: *Nods in response to Panz.* *Just... stays there, then.*
Metal Man (GM): The others catch up, through the airlock. Resume on main group. Everyone's together in the room just before Pandora... The room with oxygen.
Panzer unshoulders her rifle and takes careful aim for Pandora's head.
Deloth: *deep breath.* "Finally. Speech."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* Pandora reappears facing the group.
Digifanatic: *takes a few good breaths.*
Pandora: "Awww, if it isn't loser's, inc. What, did Ael decide to join your side just to stop hearing me talk?"
Deloth: "Hi, Pandora. We're here to restrain you. Violently."
Dragoshi: "Do you ever think before you talk?"
Julian: "Hey, shut up."
Pandora: "You won't get anywhere, I promise--No, you shut up, ugly face!"
Aribar: "We're here to transport the aliens away; we've got a temporary truce."
Julian: "No, you shut up."
Panzer: "At least get some better insults."
Dragoshi: "You first, kid."
Pandora: "..." She grins. "Okay... I'll let you take the aliens..." She kicks one in the face and punches another one. "Just let me punch them some more!"
Metal Man (GM): *Punch.* *Kick.* *Bodyslam.*
Panzer uses one shot, one kill. -.-
Deloth: "Step away from the aliens or we will turn you into ground chuck."
Panzer takes damage. Pfft.
Metal Man (GM): *WARP.*
Pandora: "Old woman fails again!"
Panzer: "Because you warp everywhere, fucked up little bitch."
Pandora: "Well... I'm not gonna let you have the aliens! They're MINE! You hear? Mine! I'll fight you all! And win!"
Metal Man (GM): BOSS BATTLE
Aribar: "Ten coins say that you can't dodge my shots."
Julian: "I'm gonna headbutt ya, an' yo're gonna fall down, an I'm gonna take a fuckin' nap 'cause I've earned it." *Stance!*
Digifanatic just decides to sandwich an Icy Kick between two Light Rays...
Metal Man (GM): She's hit by Ray 2. She punches Digi after being hit.
Kenku tries to run between Pandora and the aliens, and slashing at him as he tries to go by.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Kenku swings at air. He will try again, slashing as he does.
Metal Man (GM): Warping around like a fiend, she is. Of course, she's terribly fragile. Digi's beam burned her pretty nastily.
Dragoshi: *Attempts to blast Pandora in the face with Blaster shots.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits!
Pandora: "Ow! OW! I'll end you all right now! You... annoying men! And old hag!"
Metal Man (GM): She becomes REALLY angry. Explosive energy surges... As she teleports onto the ceiling and rains explosions on everyone. Rainbowy explosions. Threatens all.
Deloth gets rainbow'd. Owie.
Pandora: "HAH! Take that, ugly face man!"
Kenku is getting reports from his suit that hes not in good shape and grumbles.
Deloth: "Ow, colors!"
Pandora: "You call yourselves tough guys, but you're being beaten by a girl! Heee heee!"
Panzer drinks more.
Metal Man (GM): She teleports and hurls a rainbow-colored explosive energy orb at Dragoshi's face.
Deloth cracks his knuckles and sends three Darkness Eles at Pandora.
Metal Man (GM): It burnses her nastily.
Pandora: "Gah! You ruined my SECOND white dress! Now you're REALLY GOING TO DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): It appears Pandora is teh suck against mages.
Deloth: "A Daniel Ti'Fiona special, thank you very much." *bows.*
Metal Man (GM): She might pre-emptively KO brawlers and blast Dragoshi but... can't dodge magic. Really sort of lacking without Ael to back her up.
Aribar is blasted by the explosions, but decides to pay Pandora back in spades! "Dodge this!" *Five bolts of electricity race from the mage's hand towards the Time Cop. Despite her errant teleportation, they unerringly pursue her!*
Metal Man (GM): She is electrified and smokes a bit.
Pandora: "BZZzktk... You... you are NEXT!"
Deloth: "Mmm. Char-broiled brat."
Panzer aims and fires for her head. Again.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer misses everything.
Pandora: "At least I can still defeat that hag!"
Metal Man (GM): She's not looking too good.
Digifanatic decides to shove a Golf Club into her chest.
Metal Man (GM): Sure, she totaled Julian. Sure, she burned Dragoshi. But she ain't good at winning the war. Hit. She flies back, but she then warps back in place.
Kenku charges in on her current position for a slash.
Metal Man (GM): The dice continue to attack Kenku. Then they mock him.
Pandora: "That was closer than I expected... stop trying, brat!"
Kenku grumbles as she teleports out of the way.
Dragoshi: *Continues spamming Blaster fire.*
Metal Man (GM): Mmm. Spam. Dragoshi dramatically shoots once, misses. Twice, misses. Three times, *ZOT.*
Pandora: "Owwww!" She growls, holding the smoking hole in her arm. "Now... you... PAY!"
Metal Man (GM): She powers up and fires explosions everywhere.
Deloth: *About at 1/3 health...*
Kenku grumbles barely there.
Pandora: "And now for you, Magey boy! How about... EXPLOSIONS?!?!"
Metal Man (GM): She warps, trying to grab Aribar.
Aribar tries to jump back to dodge!*
Metal Man (GM): She grabs Aribar and warps into the ceiling, blowing him up and then causing him to fall at the floor.
Digifanatic: *takes a hit, reeling but he might be okay.*
Aribar ... Doesn't get back up.
Metal Man (GM): She's nearly done for herself. She warps down, twitching.
Pandora: "D... Dddddie! All of you!"
Deloth: "Here, have some more." *Three more Darkness Eles.*
Panzer scoots away slightly to help the aliens.
Metal Man (GM): She falls to one knee, now on fire.
Panzer walks up and tries to rip her head off.
Metal Man (GM): She dodges as Panzer trips over her and takes damage.
Dragoshi: "...this has gone on long enough."
Deloth: "Finish her, not fall and hit yourself."
Pandora: "Even while on fire, I can defeat you, old woman!"
Dragoshi: *Mutters under his breath.* "...bread..." *Zooms towards Pandora and attempts to thwack her upside the head with his bread. Twice.*
Panzer: "Uh-huh. Suck a fat one, bitch."
Metal Man (GM): She dodges some more.
Digifanatic almost wishes he had charged a final smash last turn, but not to worry yet. Fire Punch + Light Ray.
Metal Man (GM): In slow motion, Digi punches at Pandora. Pandora warps, but he touches her a split second before. Digi falls on his face in slow motion. Pandora then reappears---
Metal Man (GM): She explodes violently, and it rains white metal confetti.
Metal Man (GM): All that's left is part of her jaw, which is stuck in the wall.
Deloth brushes off the unexpected ticket-tape parade.
Digifanatic: "Well, we didn't win a million bucks, but..."
Panzer pulls that part out and steps on it. Repeatedly.
Dragoshi: "...damn. I was hoping to turn her corpse into a pinata."
Digifanatic: "There were no goods anyway."
Head X: "Oh... thank you! How can I ever repay you?"
Deloth: "But she's not talking anymore. Isn't THAT worth a cool mission?"
Head X: "Please... take this money!"
Dragoshi: "That'd be nice."
Metal Man (GM): He thrusts 100 coins at the Questers.
Dragoshi: "Can we also... rest here?"
Metal Man (GM): To share, of course.
Head X: "Yes. You can."
Dragoshi: *Takes 'em... and does a head count.*
Digifanatic: .oO(5 powers off... I had the 1 right...)
Dragoshi: *Doesn't include Panzer, of course.*
Kenku walks over to the aliens and casually and gingerly looks half sitting on the hilt of his sword "Are you guys ok?"
Head X: "...Of course, the strange man will try to remove us if we stay too long... Mostly... a few bruises..."
Kenku: "The strange man" Kenku says in half-breath.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Ael..."
Julian: *Is KO'd, thanks to that prick. Julian has learned the value of communication this day.*
Metal Man (GM): Either way... a mission well done.
Deloth: "...Guys, I'm considering an allegiance change. I really am."
Kenku rolls his eyes and whispers back "What do that want with them..."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, we are forgetting about something! Something important indeed!
Digifanatic: "Oh, Del?"
Dragoshi: *Divides to coins along Digi, Del, Kenku, and himself. 25 coins each.*
Metal Man (GM): We turn to the ship.
Deloth: "Yeah, Digi?"
Dragoshi: *actually, I forgot.*
Digifanatic: *Meh, 20's still good.*
Dragoshi: *Make it 20 to those guys. And 20 to Julian as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is stopped for the billionth time by... Schatze.
Julian will collect as soon as he wakes up.
Garrick: "Let... me... GO!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man, however, has some strange plan of his own.
Metal Man: "It's a shame I have to do this, really."
Metal Man (GM): *WHANG* Schatze is disabled by a wrench to the back. Metal Man stands across the ship from Garrick. He laughs bitterly.
Metal Man: "You don't know what you're after, man. I've escaped from worse than you."
Garrick pulls free of Schatze's arms, staring at Metal, confusion coating his features, but his eyes narrowing...
Metal Man: "I don't want to harm you but no one is going to stop you effectively and I know you just want to attack me. The Time Cops are the real people to hate. You want to know how I set us all up the bomb?
Garrick glares at him, his hand going for his pistol.
Metal Man: "Or do you want to try your luck at fighting time's most wanted fugitive?"
Garrick: "You've got ten seconds."
Metal Man: "I was a Time Cop. A member. Not a leader. They had this plan... this nasty, horrible plan... I escaped. But I got lost. So me and my dangerous Time Cop powers wound up in Quester-land."
Garrick: "It doesn't matter what you were."
Metal Man: "That fighter remote? ZZZAP! There went my memory, besides from warping from place to place. I'm still not in one piece here."
Garrick: "You still caused all of it, every last thing."
Metal Man: "So I was half asleep, and this baby... this thing... between me and it and the fighter remote, I accidentally bungled it all."
Metal Man (GM): He points to his wrist, which has a bizarre, broken clock on it.
Garrick glances to the clock, then back to Metal, his thumb pulling back the hammer.
Metal Man: "I've been an unintentional fugitive and now everyone wants a piece of me. There's my ten seconds. Now, if you want to fight me..." He takes out his wrench. "I can't help but oblige you, since that is my one skill which I take pride in!"
Garrick: "I don't care. You had a hand in all of it, and it's thanks to you and your crap that caused the universe to explode in on itself. We had something GOING for us. The world was SAFE... and it kept... coming back. And now we're here. And I refuse to let you do that to us again. We will make this world a safe place and leave in PEACE, dammit."
Metal Man: "I busted my clock. The fighter remote's just a toy now. And I'm more or less normal, as far as once can be that. What more could you want?" *raises the wrench.* "We're in this together, you and I. Whoever dies it doesn't matter, you can't escape it until you are dead. Away with you!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit twice.
Metal Man: "It's kind of ironic I'm hitting you with a wrench, though. Since you build things."
Garrick growls, getting clunked twice by that damn wrench. He makes to reach out, gripping Metal in a Judo stance and twisting, sending him slamming to the ground before burying his heel into his back. "I can't build anything anymore here!"
Metal Man (GM): He dodges the second. Hit by the first. Metal's armor deflects the heel, causing Garrick to fall painfully and take damage from his attack on that second one.
Metal Man: "You talk shiny, but you can't out-crazy me! I am the king of crazy!" He switches out, taking out... a GIANT ELEPHANT SHOTGUN. "Don't worry, this will only kill you, not the ship. I think. Who cares?" *Cha-chik. BOOOM!*
Metal Man (GM): Metal flies back and takes damage.
Garrick: "...mother of Go-*WHAM*"
Metal Man (GM): The gun deals damage and sends Garrick flying back. Metal pulled both triggers. That maniac. The gun is unloaded and won't be loaded again any time soon...
Garrick lets out a roar of pain, doubled over, clutching his stomach. "Dum dums in a fucking elephant gun?? Jesus..."
Metal Man: "Now you know my true form! ... that line sucks."
Garrick growls, pushing the pain aside and raising his pistol, unloading a rapid fire series of shots into Metal.
Metal Man: "..." *Pulls a part of a seat from his back.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit three times.
Metal Man: *BANG BANG BANG* "Touche! What did you put in those bullets? Sleeping pills?" He coughs, slowed down a bit. He then takes out... a chunky silver microphone.
Garrick: "Oh Jesus, don't tell me you still use that..."
Metal Man: "They said Alex was bad. They forgot about MEEEEEE!!!!" *Mike screech.* "Hello hello, and tonight we will..."
Metal Man (GM): Garrick hear a guitar riff from nowhere. It's the Beatles. And the only thing worse than that is...
Metal Man: o` IIINNN A TOWWWWWN... WHERE I WASN'T BORN, LIVED A MAN... WHO SAILED A BEE AND HE TOOOLD NOBODY... OF HIS DEATH... IN THE LAND OF SUBMARINES... SO WE SAILED UP TO THE SUN TILL WE FOUND A SEA OF GREEN AND WE LIVED BENEATH THE WAVES IN OUR YELLOW SUBMARINE`o.
Garrick lets out a groaning yell, falling to his knees as he covers his ears. "NOT AGAIN, DAMNIT! I thought I was RID of that FUCKING SONG!"
Metal Man: `o WE ALL LIVE IN OUR YELLOW SUBMARINE YELLOW SUBMARINE YELLOW SUBMARRIIIIIIINEYELLOW SUBMARAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!`o
Metal Man (GM): It isn't even the right color! Garrick takes damage as his eardrums melt. Somehow, the horror is worse than the pain. Man, the dice really do hate him. See that 0? And that 4? Garrick keels over. Then Metal Man HURLS FOUR MEGA MUSHROOMS AT HIM.
Garrick falls over in a heap, not seeing anything as the mushrooms slam into his back.
Metal Man (GM): Garrick is KO'd and hit with mushrooms. Metal Man realizes his mistake... And then passes out from the absurdity of it all. The scene fades with Garrick's ULTRA CORPSE, Metal Man, and Schatze all on the floor. However...
Garrick: *...ba-bump.* *...ba... bump... ba-bump...*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man twitches on the floor.
Garrick lays there in a heap as well, twitching... he twitches again... and then suddenly his body throws backwards, staring at the ceiling, his eyes insanely wide, his mouth open in a soundless scream. *...ba-bump ba-bump ba-bump ba-bumpba-bumpba-bumpbabumpbaumpbabump.* "...swwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwEET MARRY MOTHER OF CREAM AND SUGAR. I... FUCKING..." An explosion of light, Garrick's hair growing at an extremely accelerated rate, taking on a bright sheen instead of the dull brown, his eyes turning from the deep blue into a blazing, shining gold.
Alex Fender: "LIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man sits up. He holds the microphone in the one hand and... just stares through his bullet-holed visor.
Metal Man: "...That is the last time I put potato chips in my computer chips."
Garrick (GM): The former body of Garrick leaps to his feet, his body twitching as it finishes the complete transformation, the powerful muscles and army fatigues transforming into dirty, torn jeans, a bright red and yellow t-shirt that says 'RIDE THE LIGHTNING' across the front, high top sneakers, a black leather gig bag across his back, and one big ass grin.
Alex Fender: "Welllllllllywellywellywellywellywell!"
Metal Man: "Please don't kill me. I healed you so much I turned you into someone else." *Coughs out a broken music CD.*
Alex Fender: "It about damn time that stuck up soldier boy got a little nutty! A few more days and he was on the road to a pair of TIIIIIGHT pants! Like that old man with the tight pants! Seriously, major bulge action there. Bet he liked the wee wee."
Metal Man: "That guy? I hated him too."
Alex Fender: "...or at least liked his wee wee. ...eh? Wait, what, who, huh--HOLY CRAP! IT'S TIN DUDE!"
Metal Man: "UNHOLY PURITY! IT'S MUSIC MAN!"
Alex Fender: "I KNOW!"
Metal Man: "YOU KNOW!"
Alex Fender: "YOU KNOW TOO!"
Metal Man: "I KNOW TWO TOO! ...Erhem... I guess you aren't evil... I mean... crazy like your friend was."
Alex Fender: "TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FISH! Wait, no, that was too random. Nah, wait, not too random. Eh. Random is random. Is it? Or IS IT. Eh, him? I dunno. He was stuck up. Going nutty. He needs a break. He can sit and rest, let the ol' willy hang loose and catch some air."
Metal Man: "...Good, because it would have been awkward to have had to tie him to the ceiling. With my imprecise, dangerously uncalibrated robo-hands."
Alex Fender: "Dude, you seriously need to stop it with the robo hands. I mean, what's it like to PEE and do the obligatory man pee pee shake afterward?? COLD AND HOSTILE, that's what. All over your junk. Not cool."
Metal Man: "..." *He looks down.* "Many common tasks are dangerous for me. Like... opening doorknobs... without breaking them off the socket."
Alex Fender: "Doorknobs, shmorekno--oo, smores... er..doorknobs, shmoreknobs."
Metal Man: "...So... since you aren't going to kill me... uhhh... let's clean this up before they get back and kill us both."
Alex Fender: "Handling your wee wee is siris binis. They who? Who what?"
Metal Man: "Also. I will introduce this person to you."
Alex Fender: "Who's coming? The MAN?!"
Metal Man (GM): He picks up Schatze and props him up...
Metal Man: "This... is talk radio man."
Alex Fender: "RUSH LIMBAUGH IS HERE?!?!"
Metal Man: "...No... this man... he IS literally a radio. And I accidentally changed him to the wrong channel."
Alex Fender: "So is Rush Limbaugh. But he has pills. A lot of 'em."
Metal Man: "He's groovin to the oldies right now. Which isn't doing him much good otherwise. Think you can lend me a hand in reactivating him?"
Alex Fender: "...he's a robot. I dun like robots. BUT! I will try to attempt to fix him the way I fix everything!"
Metal Man: "Good. The way I fix things involves Yellow Submarine and mega mushrooms. At least now no one will tell me to shut up... Heheheheheh."
Alex Fender walks over to the robot man, looking over his face for a second before taking in a deep breath. "WAKE THE FUCK UP, RADIO MAN!!! YOU ARE ON THE AIR IN FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE MINUTES!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Alex yells but the wrath of Dice Lord Bolgrathos is had. It doesn't matter, because it works anyway.
Schatze: "Gaaaaaaaaaaaa... wait a minute. How did you get in here... who are you? Why is Metal Man holding me?"
Metal Man: "The Ice Cream Wizards attacked. I swear to God that's what happened."
Alex Fender: "...wow, that worked. Holy cracker face."
Metal Man: "They attacked us with praline twist."
Alex Fender: "I yelled at him at technology happened."
Alex Fender: "...dude... I CAN MAKE SCIENCE WITH MY FACE."
Schatze: "...The oxygen levels are low. Maybe it's driving you both insane."
Alex Fender: "Fucking SWEET."
Metal Man (GM): He turns a lever. The air is more fresh-smelling.
Metal Man: "Well, that explains why I passed out. But I don't think you'll un-crazy either of us."
Schatze: "You're talking to the man who drinks tea in a space station."
Alex Fender: "Pfft. I'm completely sane. For my people."
Schatze: "...The Questers will be here soon." He slowly begins cleaning the mess up.
Alex Fender: "For you guys? I might seem a bit... what's the term we're looking f--QUESTERS?!"
Metal Man: "Yes, Questers. They obtained this ship through means they have not told me. We're stuck here due to... lack of space suits. Weeeeelll..."
Metal Man (GM): There's a space suit Alex could use.
Alex Fender: "They're HERE?! Fucking crazy. It's like they're the crazy circus of the unver--ooooo."
Metal Man: "You could go meet them."
Alex Fender: "...aw, dude. I totally gotta do it now. I mean, it's like, a message from Bob The Builder."
Metal Man: "Yes. I understand. Go now, and be frabjulous."
Alex Fender: "Can I do it?! YOU BET YOUR ASS I CAN!" *gets that sommbitch on his sweet sexy body.*
Metal Man (GM): It fits well. Alex can now leave to... meet them. Metal Man just sits back, polishing bullet holes out of his suit. How does he polish them out? EARLY 80s SYNTH MUSIC.
Alex Fender opens up the doors to this space ship, settling down in a sprinting runners stance, looking upwards.
Metal Man (GM): The sound of hideous synth music is all it takes to remove a couple bullet holes from his suit. And it's... in a can.
Alex Fender: "WATCH AS I BREAK THE FOURTH WALL AND REQUEST MY USUAL SMASH FACE MUSIC!!"
Digifanatic: *hears that yelling.* "...What?"
Deloth: "...Hyenas? On the moon?"
Metal Man: "Godspeed..." .oO(Yes! No Garrick! I will survive one day longer than expected!)
Metal Man (GM): Alex would be able to run the whole way to where the group is resting.
Alex Fender: "Oooooooooh Skylar?" *he talks to himself.* "Yes? Can you pleeeeaaase turn on Runners High? Why of course, Alex! A'thank you!"
Alex Fender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtHGR-jyLKY. Y'all here this going as Alex SPRINTS through the air lock, some how gaining full traction on the moon.
Deloth: "... Oh, shit, Garrick, don't kill us p--"
Digifanatic: "Is this room making us go insane?"
Deloth narrows his eyes. That... that madness in his face... those clothes...
Alex Fender: "HERE WE GO FOR THE SEVENTY-FIFTH TIME!!! LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUNCH TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Digifanatic: "Oh gods, it's him."
Kenku grumbles in pain "What the crap?"
Alex Fender slams STRAIGHT into Deloth, pinning hm to the ground in a huge ass hug, snuggling his bowl covered head into his.
Dragoshi: "Oh holy shit."
Digifanatic: "You have NO idea... if you think Metal comes out of a cheesy Surrealist film..."
Alex Fender: "OHHHHH, DELLY POO! I missed you SOOOOO MUCH!"
Deloth: "...Get off me before I mule kick you in the groin."
Alex Fender: "You say the sweetest things."
Digifanatic: "Take that and add a guitar and some acid." *pointing at Alex, mouthing out.* "That's him."
Deloth: *My foot aiming at your yarbles, THAT'S a sweet thing.*
Kenku blinks really confused "Ooook..."
Alex Fender gasps, his attention turning to Kenku, staring at him.
Deloth: "Yes, Alex, go get the fox."
Alex Fender: "...oooooooooooo... when did they make foxes that could talk and walk and do long division?"
Deloth: "AND GET OFF OF MY CHEST!"
Digifanatic: "Since the 1980s..."
Kenku blinks, "What!?!"
Alex Fender: "That's what SHE SAID!!"
Dragoshi: "...Well, this has gotten surreal."
Digifanatic: *muttering to Deloth.* "This is the LAST thing Garrick needs to see." *LITTLE DOES HE KNOW!*
Deloth: "ALEX, GET THE FUCK OFF OF ME BEFORE I GET MY SWORDS OUT AND CARVE YOU LIKE A HAM!"
Alex Fender leaps onto Kenku's head, perching atop it like Spider-Man, looking at his face from upside down.
Deloth: "THANK you."
Metal Man (GM): *Metal Man chuckles inside the space ship at what he hears from the space suit radios.*
Deloth gets up, filled with anger, humiliation, and a slight urge to go outside and quietly slit his throat.
Kenku stammers and fall off his sword onto the ground. "GAH! WHAT THE CRAP!"
Alex Fender: "A new little Quester for me to mentally wound in ways untold to mankind!"
Deloth settles for screaming and smashing his head into a wall repeatedly.
Deloth: "WHY?! WHY?! WHY?! WHY DID YOU COME BACK?!"
Alex Fender: "...Because I miiiiiised yooooou."
Deloth: "..." *sobs quietly.*
Panzer: "Should I suffocate him now?"
Kenku stummers "Umm... hi... please to meet you... although were kinda busy at the moment..."
Alex Fender: "Pfft. I know. You're doing in a thing in a place with a GUY. Have you no shame?!"
Alex Fender cackles and leaps off him, standing up straight and proud, his gig bag on his back.
Deloth: "Where the hell did you even come from?! We're in SPACE!"
Kenku grudedly stand up... and promptly falls over "ARGH... I need a nap..."
Alex Fender: "I'm FROM space. A'duuuuuuh."
Digifanatic: "The same place Kenku and Rinith came from... probably some warp."
Deloth: "...I either need to be drinking MORE or drinking LESS. I'm not sure which."
Dragoshi: "Both yet neither at the same time?"
Digifanatic: "And he's collapsed. Knowing him, I can see why." *He slowly reaches for the gig bag in humor, drawing his fingers to within a few inches each time, but without touching it.*
Deloth: "... I'm going to go to my happy place. Alert me when we're ready to leave."
Julian: *Still in dreamland.*
Deloth sits down in a corner and shuts his eyes. That's right, peace, serenity... *...And Alex. Who am I kidding.* "RRRRRRGH." *wraps his wings around himself and retreats deeper.*
Digifanatic: *reaches for it one more time but retreats again.* *turns to Dragoshi.* "I dunno... I'm almost willing to say things have already got worse."
Dragoshi: "I suppose so. I'm just still kinda glad that we killed Pandora, though." :x
Digifanatic: "Yeah... Giovanni still ranks higher, but this one was satisfying."
Kenku: "Agreed... Pandora was an A-Hole..."