Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 59: Goddamn.
Date: 5:02:33 PM, April 6th, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): The group went to a temple based on Metal Man's suggestion. They went there and discovered a Raven which led them to go to a forsaken evil island which, once inside, had a great library of magic. Too bad an evil being of darkness owned the library and scared the Questers away. Deloth swore vengeance on Raphael the Raven for leading the group there. Indeed, everyone's at HQ as Deloth's about to go on his own to get this... vengeance. Schatze and the ship are sitting atop the Stadium. The ship lays open, I'd assume Digi is nearby. Everyone else is where they would be at the Stadium when not doing anything else. Of note, there is yet another piece of mail. Additionally one would see a large square building being built across the street. Oddly, despite this bein' a Stadium and all... nothing seems to happen but you guys walking in and out of it. Hm. Perhaps you need to do more work before it does more than... exist.
Julian Sawyer: *Getting the mail...*
Metal Man (GM): The mail consists of but a single envelope, slightly creased. The familiar and aggravating typeface of the Maverick Hunters are on it, along with X's... ...name on the return address.
Dragoshi: *Is... sleeping outside, leaning against the stadium wall.*
Panzer is in the garage, fabricating something or other with some sheet metal left behind so nicely by Engie.
Digifanatic: *He is at the ship if Deloth is there--he wants to aid him and get this thing out of the way, but if he's elsewhere, Digi himself is probably at R&R (or the closest thing to)*
Kenku is in the arena practicing with his sword and shield.
Metal Man (GM): The tedium of silence occupies the outside. In the arena, Kenku practices hitting targets, and Panzer makes a variety of widgets and things out of sheet metal. Julian seems perpetually staring at the mail, not actually... opening it.
Deloth is... wherever he is. Stadium, at the ruins, wherever the GM dumped him.
Metal Man (GM): Stadium Diagram ( I put this up where it can be seen )
Panzer is making a little model of herself, acctually.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth's eyes apparently glazed over for a moment; he's standing just outside the ship, with Digi staring at him.
Deloth rubs his eyes and blinks a few times.
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Well, you just want to get this done with?"
Deloth: "What? ...Oh. Nah. It's not even worth the effort."
Digifanatic: "Alright..." *Walks down* "If you want to follow, go ahead."
Aribar is... Sitting around in the R&R doing nothing. The half-elf has no books to study, no information to gain, nothing to do...
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Well, I'm not quite sure. You have the mail... so you have 'got' it, but do you open it?
Deloth steps down from the ship and heads outside to clear his head.
Metal Man (GM): Julian wanders into R&R and opens the mail in a nonspecified manner. Out pops a simple letter. 'Dear Questers, The Mavericks have nearly vanished, but a strange building near their old headquarters is acting up.
Kenku puts away his sword as he sees Julian step in.
Metal Man (GM): We don't really think it's serious enough to check out ourselves, so if you check it out, we'll pay you. Another round of weapon upgrades, if you should accept. -X'
Deloth: "...What the?" *He walks over to the construction site across the street and looks.*
Metal Man (GM): A large sign stands on the ground near the skeletal rectangular building.
Aribar looks up to Julian. "What is that?"
Metal Man (GM): It says C A S I O It's not complete yet...
Julian Sawyer: "These pricks again... Man, this better be the last time. Tired of dealin' with 'dis... X wants us to go and kick the Mav's heads in some more."
Metal Man (GM): The letters are in a pile, being fabricated piece by piece.
Julian Sawyer: "You in?"
Deloth looks around for construction workers.
Kenku: "That problem again?"
Metal Man (GM): You see them. They look like the thugs.
Digifanatic: "I got time..."
Metal Man (GM): They're a bit straggly and wear slightly strange clothes. Ah, right. R&R doesn't exist.
Deloth: "...Oh, right. Casino."
Metal Man (GM): Julian would find himself standing in a hallway.
Deloth: "...Didn't think it'd be so close to the Stadium."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I didn't think it was the company."
Metal Man (GM): Old habits die hard, don't they?
Julian Sawyer makes a mental note to get BLU to add a Lounge area on later.
Metal Man (GM): Speaking of that, Julian would be in, specifically, the ticket entryway.
Digifanatic: "Well, let's head up the ship, I say."
Metal Man (GM): It looks dusty and abandoned already. With signs that say 'enter ticket fee here' and 'insert name of show here' blinking continuosuly.
Panzer finishes the little model of her and finds some paint to paint it with.
Deloth heads back into the Stadium and looks for everyone else.
Metal Man (GM): The garage has places to put paint but, unfortunately, nobody's bought any. Deloth would first see Julian, standing in the deserted ticket entryway.
Deloth: "Hey, Julian. Any mail?"
Metal Man (GM): There is an inter-HQ comms system available in this and every room, in case you want everyone in one place.
Kenku: "Alrighty" *Kenku says.* "You know... we should also start thinking about who else should enter the arena."
Panzer wanders off to look for paint.
Kenku: "Er... I mean, who to invite for fights."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer wanders over to the thug construction place and sees cans and cans of paint of all kinds. Since they're making a building. They don't really mind this because, after all, they made a deal with the Questers... ...so they shouldn't mind missing some paint... seemingly.
Digifanatic: *Heads back to the ship, probably passing Deloth.*
Panzer picks out the colors she wants and walks off with them. She more or less ignores the thugs if they're around.
Metal Man (GM): They more or less look the other way. Perhaps because they got too much? Who knows.
Kenku heads for the ship.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer now has paint, but now we have a mission idea and... Julian... catatonically staring at the note.
Deloth: "Uh, Digi? Where are we going?"
Metal Man (GM): Schatze is at the ship, sitting around.
Deloth: *Starts following Digi, somewhat confusedly.*
Digifanatic: "Back to the Maverick Continent."
Schatze: "Hmm... I have found something quite amusing... but nobody WOULD want to take a task by me... would they?"
Digifanatic: "X has more problems, I guess."
Panzer walks away with the paint successfully! She goes back and sits in her room [garage] and starts painting.
Metal Man (GM): Painting is more or less easy to do, especially since the place is relatively... peaceful and/or meant for that.
Digifanatic: "Oh, Schatze? I'd be willing to hear it after we're done with this."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: You have the paper, and the mission idea in your head... ...and the inter-HQ commlink on the wall within arm's grasp.
Schatze: "I guess. All it involves is picking up an object from Eggman. All you'd have to do is request it for me."
Digifanatic: "What kind of object?"
Schatze: "A tube, like this." *He displays a stasis tube-shaped object.* "I just need it to keep this body in shape."
Panzer whistles and paints away, tapping her boot against the wall and making an aweful racket.
Schatze: "I would pay you 100 coins to split amongst yourselves." *He makes a gesture.* "Of course, I'll have to show you the bank I've found... it's the only way I've been able to move money around anymore. Since my real body is in space."
Julian Sawyer: *When did we get a PA System? In any case, Julian grabs the speaker and turns it on, broadcasting his voice throughout the stadium* "YO! This is Julian: Everyone get to the ship, we got some more bidness on the Mav Continent to take care of. Julian out." *Julian hangs the speaker back on the wall and walks out to the ship* "Gonna need to start makin' cards soon..."
Schatze: "Up to you, of course..." *He taps his foot idly.*
Digifanatic: "That's probably a quick task we can take care of after this is over."
Aribar: "We could possibly go to Eggman's lair on our way to the Maverick continent..."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Seems like it's considered 'standard equipment' for any building made by the BLU or... even RED.
Kenku: "Hmm... another courier delivery..."
Metal Man (GM): Julian's voice echoes with the above message throughout all the rooms of HQ. Except the garage, where it was disconnected a while ago. Don't ask me HOW I remembered that. I just did.
Panzer is still making some hellish racket with her boot.
Deloth: "Do we even WANT to keep helping X? I mean, it seems like he's not doing a very good job of this."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, those going upstairs would hear Panzer making noise. And... it is sort of a question whether or not you'd help X... ...probably best discussed atop by the ship.
Julian Sawyer: *...I'm gonna go ahead and assume everyone made it to the ship* "He's keepin' us up with weapon upgrades. 'Sides, you really wanna face the alternative?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar and Digi and Deloth and, not Julian are at the ship. I'm sure Kenku would follow there too... eventually. Everyone but Panzer's made it to the ship.
Kenku: "I dunno... but what else is there to do? Outside of the courier service and possibly inviting more competitors."
Aribar decides to start towards the ship. He then remembers that Deloth wanted to go somewhere else as well. They're going to be all over the world today...
Deloth: "Ehh... good point."
Schatze: "If you fetch a small object for me on your way I will pay you 100 coins to divide amongst yourselves."
Deloth: "...Digi, if at all possible, I'd still like to swing by and chew out the bird sometime."
Aribar would stop when he hears all of the racket coming from Panzer's garage... He wonders if the reploid even heard anything over the banging and noise and goes to investigate.
Julian Sawyer: "Can do."
Panzer is still just kicking on the wall, leaned over the model, trying to paint in the replica RepliForce symbol...
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi is doomed to be left behind, sleeping lazily outside! yaaaaaay!*
Digifanatic: "Oh? Changed your mind?"
Deloth: "Yes. Big surprise."
Julian Sawyer: "Everyone get the ship, we're takin' off! Let's get this shit over with so I can brainstorm how to get people an' businesses to here afterwards."
Aribar would knock on the door before heading inside. "Hello? Are you in here?"
Kenku: "Eh... if you do that, I'd rather go somewhere else while your there and see if I can get more people for the arena."
Digifanatic tugs Drago's shoulder a bit...
Metal Man (GM): Schatze gets an ! mark over his head.
Panzer looks up and quits kicking the wall for a minute. "What?"
Schatze: "Aren't you forgetting something?"
Kenku: "Or do the courier service."
Schatze: *Steps aboard* "...Nevermind. I'm sure you wouldn't take off without Aribar." *Takes a seat.*
Aribar: "We're going over to the Maverick continent, and I think the Mushroom Kingdom, and about ten or twenty other places."
Panzer: "Alright." *She packs up all this stuff in a metal box she's managed to fabricate in her spare time and put it under her arm and walks to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer makes her way to the ship, and I would guess Aribar would follow.
Julian Sawyer: *Who's missing...*
Aribar: "I was passing by and figured that there was no way you could have heard the announcement over the intercom, so I came to make sure you knew."
Dragoshi: *Slowly wakes up after Digi tugs his shoulder* "...what is it?"
Digifanatic: "We're gonna hit the Maverick Continent again."
Dragoshi: "I see."
Schatze: *He folds his claw-hands together and waits* "To get the object I request, simply go to Eggman's island and ask for a stasis tube. Then fetch one. I have one in particular I want, it has a small blue mark on it." *He nods.* "Then I will pay you 100 coins. Then you can drop me off with it, as it takes up a significant amount of space and might hamper your other missions..."
Dragoshi: "Let me mail in my kart coupon first."
Schatze: "Post office... ...the closest one is in Central City."
Digifanatic: "Heh, well, Kenku, if you want to help out Robotnik, go ahead. It really shouldn't be a drawn-out task at all."
Dragoshi: "I see."
Schatze: "No one bothered getting one set up out here, since... the place you're in is no longer under a GUN charter."
Digifanatic: "We can do all of this sooner than later."
Panzer: "Stasis tube, Schatze? You can have mine. I don't use it."
Kenku: "May as well..."
Dragoshi: "Well, I can always just do it after we're done."
Kenku is standing by the ship.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone's on the ship.
Julian Sawyer: *...Why the fuck are we just standing around, then.* "Digi, you waitin' for an invitation?"
Schatze: "Hm, yes..." *He shrugs.* "It's not for the same usage, and I doubt you'd want your stasis tube cannibalized for parts."
Panzer: "Like I care? They're not hard to build."
Schatze: "...Isn't an Eggman one either, so it wouldn't have the specific parts I want."
Digifanatic: *Starts going to MavCon seen as how Panzer's taking care of the stasis tube stuff.*
Julian Sawyer: "Then pick-up-the-PACE! Maverick Continent, now."
Digifanatic: *Or she's not.*
Dragoshi: *Goes to enter ze ship.* >_>
Schatze: "..." *Looks left-right* "I specifically want the one with the blue mark on it... if you want 100 coins." *Leans on side of ship as it flies.*
Panzer: "Blue mark? Get a hold of Moth."
Deloth: "Why is this blue mark so important?"
Panzer: "He's just picky, that's it."
Schatze: "I have privileged knowledge of Eggman's inventory. The blue one is an older model with a particular part he doesn't stock anymore."
Digifanatic: "Meh... again, we can do this after we get back from MavCon."
Julian Sawyer: "And I'm guessin' that's the only kind you can use."
Schatze: "Yes. The newer kind has a lockout chip which even he can't override."
Panzer: "If you're making a weapon, you'd damn well better include me."
Schatze: "Of course I would."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is still moving towards the Maverick Continent.
Schatze: "Take your time, just... note that you may be tired after whatever you see on the Maverick Continent. And doesn't Dragoshi have a letter to send?"
Digifanatic: *Keep in that direction.*
Panzer: "Good man."
Kenku: "Alright then Digi, we will check this out."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, he does... that's a quick task as well."
Dragoshi: "Yeah. I do."
Julian Sawyer: *Snaps fingers* "'Nother thing I gotta get established, a post office."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's a good one."
Schatze: *He sits there, now waiting silently.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship is now nearly to the Maverick Continent. Where do you go first?
Digifanatic: *Looks for X's area.*
Metal Man (GM): You mean Maverick Hunter HQ? You land there.
Panzer takes her scope and lifts it to her eye to look around for traces of Vile.
Metal Man (GM): X walks out to see you yet again. Vile is nowhere to be seen.
Digifanatic: "Hi again..."
Julian Sawyer: *Everybody out* "You gonna run outta Mavs anytime soon?"
Deloth steps outside. "So what is it NOW?"
X: "Hello. We've been getting weird reports of activity... not specifically Maverick... occurring near that shortcut you found by the Maverick palace that mysteriously exploded a bit earlier."
Panzer walks out and sees X and glares at him, cocking her rifle.
Deloth: "And you didn't investigate on your own?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, and about that mysterious building?"
X: "IF you just deal with it then we'll upgrade your weapons another round, especially since you're frequent mercenaries. Well, yeah, I could investigate it on my own, and then you earn nothing. If you insist, of course."
Digifanatic: "Well, we do like our weapons. And we do like bigger and better."
Deloth: "I'm not sure if these swords could even be upgraded any further."
Aribar: "We can do the job this time, but note that our services may be more direly needed in another portion of the world."
Deloth: "...I need to start learning pistol skills."
Panzer: "X, you know I'm still going to fucking kill you right?"
Julian Sawyer: "Kill him after he upgrades our shit."
Panzer: "I'll kill him when I damn well please."
Julian Sawyer: "So they're out by the old base?"
X: "Don't make me make a mercenary mission where the first person to steal all your rifles gets their own walker-mech. Yes. It should become obvious when you reach there. All kinds of enemies which were rumored only to exist very long ago... Pathetic by today's standards, they still are incredibly annoying. I look at it like pest control."
Digifanatic: "Well, time to hit it, I guess... anything to get rid of pests is a good thing."
Kenku: "What type of an upgrade would you be able to offer if I may ask?"
Aribar frowns and begins to wonder if the Maverick Hunter is becoming too dependent upon their help.
X: "A weapon upgrade."
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight, let's get this over wit' so we can move on to tha important stuff. C'mon!" *How do we usually get to this place? Walking? Airship?*
Metal Man (GM): If you like walking for miles, then walking is the choice for you.
Aribar: "Aye, let us fly there and get this mission over with." */ship.*
Metal Man (GM): Otherwise a good ship flight should take you to that ol' forest.
Digifanatic heads back to the ship and flies towards the mysterious building.
Julian Sawyer: *To the ship!*
Deloth hops back into the ship and waits.
Dragoshi: *To ze sheep!*
Panzer points at X with her sharp little claws. "I've got your ass, X."
X: "Sorry, but I'm not interested in you." *He brushes Panzer off and walks inside HQ.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship is ready to go. so the ship is flown towards the mysterious building. Which is just at that weird forest you were at earlier. You'd just land a short distance outside the forest (so as to not crash into trees)... there's a well worn path leaning dead ahead.
Panzer shrugs, gets back in and leaves with the peoples.
Julian Sawyer: *Out, onwards! You know the drill.*
Digifanatic: *Gets out and take the path.*
Dragoshi: *Moving on! And by that, I mean he goes down that worn out path.*
Deloth: *Out, up the path to the forest of delights.*
Aribar unsheaths Sunlight and follows the others down the path.
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the forest. You see a yellow helmet laying on the ground in your path.
Deloth picks that up and looks it over.
Panzer wants to step on it.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth picks up the construction helmet. It's a helmet. Nothing under it. There's another one down the way, too.
Panzer steps on that one. Haha.
Deloth: *Does it have a little green cross on it?*
Kenku looks at it, and sees if it looks familiar.
Julian Sawyer walks up to that one and nudges it over with his foot... but Panzer steps on it. Whatev.
Aribar: "It is like a twisted breadcrumb trail." *The half-elf follows said metool helmet trail.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer goes to step on it. *FLIP FLIP* Something was under it and failed miserably to hit anyone! Panzer is standing atop it.
Panzer stomps it into the floor. She jumps up and down.
Metal Man (GM): The helmet is invincible! *FLIP* It threatens Julian. *FLIP* It's sitting on the ground. Panzer jumps up and down on the helmet, seemingly to no avail.
Aribar: "..." *The half-elf goes to flip one of the helmets like a turtle.*
Julian Sawyer attempts to sidestep being BZOT'd.
Panzer: "Fucking arch design."
Kenku waits for it to flip open again and try to stab it.
Metal Man (GM): *BZOT* 10 damage. *FLIP.*
Julian Sawyer: *Dang!*
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM* It dies.
Julian Sawyer just keeps on walking after that...
Deloth holds the helmet with a tentacle and takes his swords out-- "..."
Metal Man (GM): The helmet disintegrates.
Dragoshi: *Continues walking down the path. wheeeeee.*
Deloth: "...Must be buggy software." *He keeps going on, swords out now.*
Panzer: "Aww. I was going to ride it around because it would chase you guys."
Kenku walks down the path.
Metal Man (GM): You continue walking and see someone else with a shield standing in your path. He has a gun.
Digifanatic: *Chuckles at Panzer's comment.*
Metal Man (GM): He stands there.
Metal Man (GM): He isn't doing anything. Just.. ..
Kenku: "Er... hello."
Metal Man (GM): Standing there.
Aribar steps off of the path and goes around.
Panzer: "Don't get too close. It'll throw a ball and chain at you."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar walks off the path and it ignores him.
Panzer keeps her distance. Waits for someone to not listen.
Digifanatic: "Huh..." *Follows Ari's lead.*
Panzer walks by it too, yay?
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Yay.
Julian Sawyer: "...Wait a sec. I seen this before." *Goes off the beaten path and walks around Mr. Joe.*
Metal Man (GM): It stands there like a statue.
Kenku walks by.
Dragoshi: *Also walks by the guy, leaving him in peace.*
Panzer: "I think it's broken."
Deloth just follows the others off the beaten path. Weird.
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead, there are... two of them standing in the way. Side by side.
Aribar steps off of the path and goes around.
Panzer crosses her arm and lifts a brow, standing back.
Metal Man (GM): These are apparently alive! It shoots at Aribar. Dodge check, Aribar. Aribar falls sideways and crashes into a tree, taking 20 damage. The other one shoots at him while he's inconvenienced. He takes 10 more damage, and is now sizzling slightly. They return to blocking the path. Yes.
Kenku charges up and tries to Cleave the pair.
Julian Sawyer pauses as Aribar is blasted into the tree. "Okay, that ain't gonna work..."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: Roll for it.
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *Takes some sediment from the ground and tosses it away from the path.*
Metal Man (GM): They both take advantage of Kenku's attempt to close distance with him and shoot at him.
Aribar ducks down and crawls past them while using the brush and foliage as cover. He is understimating their intelligence.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku takes 20 damage.
Kenku grumbles and tries again.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: Intelligence check.
Kenku: *19 to each.*
Julian Sawyer runs up behind Kenku and tries to vault him and the Joes as Kenku is shot up again.
Metal Man (GM): They are both hit by Sunder and split into two halves, dying. Aribar sneaks past the Joes' severed heads.
Deloth: *And thus the lesson: wait long enough and other people will do your work for you. Onwards!*
Metal Man (GM): Er, Cleave, right.
Metal Man (GM): You see a weird silver cap with googly eyes sitting on the ground.
Panzer stolls passed, looking around and scanning for other random oddities.
Metal Man (GM): It is slowly moving around on the path in front of you.
Dragoshi: *Moving on!*
Deloth: "...What NOW?"
Metal Man (GM): It's like a roomba.
Kenku crouches down with his sword again waiting for it to get close.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): It detects Dragoshi and ZOOMS at him.
Dragoshi: *Wasn't moving on past it.*
Aribar flees onward as it goes after Dragoshi.
Metal Man (GM): It just randomly attacked you.
Dragoshi: *Was moving on past the decapitated joes. Goddamn.*
Julian Sawyer: *Moves past as it focuses on Drago.*
Metal Man (GM): It's rabid. And/or insane.
Digifanatic runs past it after it gets to Dragoshi.
Panzer walks around it while it's being rabid on someone else's time.
Metal Man (GM): Julian walks past as it SPROINGS upwards, dealing 10 damage.
Dragoshi: *Also thanks for leaving me behind you jerks.*
Metal Man (GM): It then flies past Dragoshi and turns around to attack him again. What do you do, Dragoshi?
Julian Sawyer: *You're welcome!*
Deloth slashes at the springy-thingy while its middle is exposed.
Metal Man (GM): The others appear to have used you as bait for the monster.
Dragoshi: *SHOOT IT IN THE FACE WITH A BLASTER.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll for it, Deloth. Dragoshi's shot bounces off of it. It Zooms at him and goes to pop up. Then Deloth goes to attack it while it's popped up. Dodge check, Dragoshi. It looks like Deloth will rip it to shreds. But first, it is about to hit you, Dragoshi. *SMACK* 10 damage to Dragoshi. Then *POOM* It's chopped in half and dies. Next up, there's a stubby castle battlement just sticking out of the ground, with a trap door in the middle of it.
Panzer steps to the side a little, expecting a turret to pop out.
Dragoshi: "...really nice of everyone else to leave me behind." *Just moves off to the side.* :/
Metal Man (GM): *POP* A helmeted robot flies out of it.
Kenku sighs. "Why are we here?"
Metal Man (GM): It lands in front of Kenku and, hearing his voice, shoots at him. *FLIP BZOT* 15 damage.
Digifanatic: "To take care of these disturbances..."
Metal Man (GM): *FLIP.*
Julian Sawyer attempts to slide under the turret's range, then smash it with the Egg Hammer as he passes it.
Kenku waits for it to slip up again.
Metal Man (GM): Julian attacks a nonexistant turret. So he slides into the dirt, digging a small hole.
Julian Sawyer: *Makes it past in any case.*
Metal Man (GM): Then he trips into it, getting dirty. Luckily, he takes no damage.
Panzer walks around the mini castle.
Deloth just tries walking over and attacking the turret.
Dragoshi: *Also walks around it.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Up ahead are the ruins of the Maverick palace.
Julian Sawyer: *Climbs out of the little hole he's dug for himself, and continues on.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Turret? There is only a metool and a trap door. *FLIP* The Metool attacks Dragoshi as he walks around it! It fails...
Dragoshi: *No it doesn't.*
Metal Man (GM): ...Then is blown up.
Deloth stabs his sword into the trapdoor, then.
Metal Man (GM): Just walking past the castle turret thing then?
Julian Sawyer: *Yop.*
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is Vile's castle area. It looks semi-deserted. At least, no sentries anywhere.
Panzer holds up her rifle and looks throught the scope for enemy units.
Metal Man (GM): That place you blew up has been rebuilt though. Yes, Kenku. Search check, +1 bonus Panzer. Deloth: Ah! *Stab* *POP.*
Digifanatic avoids the trapdoor and goes to the castle.
Metal Man (GM): The trapdoor busts apart. Revealing... A conveyor belt downwards. Panzer detects the area is empty. Totally empty.
Metal Man (GM): Maybe a few automated defenses. But nobody's home.
Deloth kneels down and looks into the hole carefully, swords out.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: You hear a factory within.
Panzer walks a little closer, then pushes Deloth in.
Kenku slowly walks behind everybody, a little annoyed.
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt is moving upwards... you see a small vacuum-head robot going up...
Digifanatic: "So, what do you got Panz--wha..."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is pushed into the conveyor belt. *POP* He is then popped back out like a robot and hurled on his face.
Julian Sawyer: *Looks as Deloth falls in* "...Huh."
Metal Man (GM): *POP.*
Julian Sawyer: *SMACK.*
Metal Man (GM): It pops out the sproingy robot. Julian succeeds at making a 'SMACK' noise with his lips.
Deloth: "Panz, don't do that again."
Metal Man (GM): The robot lands atop Deloth's head.
Julian Sawyer: *With the hammer, goddamn.*
Panzer: "Apparently it goes the wrong way." *She walks away from it and scans for other defenses, automated or manually... manned.*
Metal Man (GM): It harmlessly springs back and forth while on his head. Deloth now has a weird robot for a hat.
Digifanatic decides to just pop the Robot one via Light Ray...
Metal Man (GM): *BLIP* The robot falls apart. And Deloth's hair is mildly burned.
Panzer: "Aww! Don't kill it... I wanted one for a pet. Fuckwads."
Metal Man (GM): He now is sporting the 'burned hair' hairstyle.
Julian Sawyer: "Panz! You got anything?"
Metal Man (GM): You're right. You BLEACHED Deloth's hair. My bad. It's a light ray. Not a DARK ray.
Panzer: "I dunno, scan isn't finished."
Metal Man (GM): Only the top fringe of course... where the robot was sitting.
Kenku sighs and looks for to see if there is anything of interest.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would see the rooms were basically set to destroy all who enter. Kenku would wander back to the trapdoor hole. He'd find a little switch in there. It's a lightswitch.
Panzer looks back at the group. "I hate all of you."
Deloth now has a ridiculous-looking set of white kitty ears over the rest of a red body. Of course, he's not aware of that yet...
Kenku shrugs and flip the switch.
Deloth: "Nice shot, Digi. I barely felt a thing."
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt turns off. Hm. Now you could crawl down inside.
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't that nice. We still gotta find a way to stop these things from comin' out."
Deloth: *Nope. He still doesn't know.*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I suppose so."
Panzer tries to snatch up Julian when he's looking away and toss him into the room to set off the traps, stepping back.
Julian Sawyer's stare is eternal.
Metal Man (GM): Which room? There's only one nearby.
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh dear GODS...)
Metal Man (GM): And the door is shut. So Panzer picks up Julian and sets him down in front of a shut door.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Kenku shrugs and looks..."Well... the only way to go is in... or back to the ship."
Metal Man (GM): The door appears to be heavily barred.
Julian Sawyer: "I'm gonna ignore that." *Julian walks back to the trap door* "Hmm... they ain't poppin' up anymore." *Julian looks in...* "Hey, the belt shut off somehow."
Panzer: "You should go in there. There's candy... And... AIDS..."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the mystery trapdoor sits there.
Deloth: "I'll go."
Metal Man (GM): It's a weird little conveyor belt with the sound of a factory below.
Digifanatic is ready to take the low road and crawl in, if necessary...
Julian Sawyer peels the trapdoor up "Everyone in!"
Deloth gets down, folds his wings in, and starts crawling through the trapdoor.
Panzer checks for a window.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: You see one, it has a weird purple sheen to it.
Panzer doesn't get too close or touch it. Scans it.
Metal Man (GM): The scan reveals a rather high amount of energy in the window. As Deloth gets to the bottom of the conveyor belt.
Kenku follows Del through.
Dragoshi: *Waits for Del to go in first.*
Metal Man (GM): He would see a recently locked door. Through a slit on the door one can see a... factory... making robots.
Digifanatic: *Third in line.*
Dragoshi: *Oh, and Kenku too. Dragoshi will just... watch.*
Panzer stands up on her tippy toes and tries to look in through the window, still staying a respective distance back as she lets the others go on their merry way.
Deloth: *What kind of lock on the door?*
Panzer: "This might be the source of the problem right here."
Julian Sawyer heads in as well.
Dragoshi: *Now enters.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: You see purple-tinted empty roomness beyond the window.
Aribar catches up to the others. "Sorry, everyone, I had to tie my shoes agai... Woah. Deloth..."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the others are now in a small room adjacent to a factory. A barred door blocks the way. A bar which is on the other side of the wrought iron door. A faded W logo is on the door.
Julian Sawyer: *Where does the conveyor belt lead?*
Deloth tries casting Lockpick on the door. Biff boom pow?
Metal Man (GM): The door flips open.
Aribar: "What happened to your hair?"
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belts in the factory lead up to this room you just unlocked.
Deloth: "...Something happened to my hair?"
Metal Man (GM): Upon unlocking it, a pile of robots moves in to the room you're in.
Julian Sawyer: "Easy enough." *Intothe room* "Somethin' happened to his hair?"
Digifanatic: *Looks up* "Oh, that might have been me..."
Metal Man (GM): They uselessly clutter onto the ground, nearly burying some of you.
Digifanatic: "Just the energy of the light or something..."
Aribar: "You turned blonde."
Digifanatic: "Well, that one spot..."
Panzer looks around for a random thing and tosses it into the window, a pinecone if she can find one.
Kenku tries to push out of the robots in confusion.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer hurls a pinecone at the window.
Metal Man (GM): The Pinecone turns purple, then dissolves.
Dragoshi: "...Well, then."
Panzer: "That's fucking awesome. I need a bottle of that shit."
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, in the factory, the Questers wade through robots into the main room. The way ahead is further up the conveyor belt.
Digifanatic: "What? I didn't hurt you, and I didn't know you were overprotective of your hair color... and I didn't know it could do that."
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt can be walked up...
Deloth: "Digi, you owe me a bottle of red dye when we get home."
Metal Man (GM): No further robots appear to be going down it.
Julian Sawyer: *Waaaaade through the robots, waaaade... up the conveyor belt, sure.*
Panzer if, upon finding nothing more to throw into the haze, walks down the conveyor belt to find the others.
Digifanatic: *Conveyor belt.*
Deloth starts running up the down staircase--I mean, conveyor belt.
Dragoshi: *Swims through the sea of ROBAWTS and up to the conveyor belt.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would slowly catch up, after hurling an old boot, an empty box, and a rock into the field, watching them all turn purple and disintegrate.
Kenku follows over to a conveyor belp.
Aribar follows the others up the belt.
Metal Man (GM): That's some interesting defense tech. So the group is now crawling up a conveyor belt which leads... ...into some small area which is taking a while to crawl through.
Panzer: "Hey guys. You should see that room. There's this big purple cloud in there, it's very energy rich!"
Julian Sawyer: "There better be a switch at the end'a this. I bet."
Digifanatic: "Not falling for it."
Aribar: "That sounds... Odd."
Deloth: "Panz, why do you hate us?"
Panzer watches them do this, looks around for a switch to reverse the direction of the belt.
Digifanatic: "Ari, Panz is just screwing around with u--Panz, what now?!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer finds a switch.
Panzer grabs onto the wall, getting off the belt, then presses it.
Metal Man (GM): The belt reverses and is now flying the other way at high speeds.
Julian Sawyer: "Panz what the fuck does that switch do?" *OH FUCK.*
Deloth: "SHI--" *ZOOM.*
Metal Man (GM): They are now going the way they want to go--a bit too fast.
Panzer chills there on the wall. "I'm awesome."
Digifanatic: "PANZ YOU WILL HIT THAT BUTTON AGAIN NOW--"
Panzer: "Bye guys."
Aribar starts running backwards a bit to slow down.
Metal Man (GM): A room flies by as they're now flying through several rooms. *SLAM.*
Julian Sawyer: *Just goes with the flow and tries to anticipate NOT crashing into a wall/certain death.*
Dragoshi: *Tries to do the same.*
Panzer radios them. "Tell me what happens, I'll hit the switch then walk along and join you."
Metal Man (GM): The group is chucked off the belt in a pile into the end of the line. There, several robot-making machines sit. They've been turned off.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Panzer: "You guys there yet?"
Digifanatic: "She is a dead reploid."
Metal Man (GM): Seems like cake; you can just smash these apart and leave.
Julian Sawyer pulls himself up and dusts himself off "Wreck 'em."
Deloth staggers to his feet dizzily. "But mommy, I don't want to go, I want to stay here, bake cookies with you..."
Kenku sighs "Can we just leave... I don't see why we should beat them up like this..."
Metal Man (GM): They would just take a few hits to smash.
Panzer presses the button again. o.o.
Digifanatic: "Yeah..." *Thrashes one of the machines with a jab from a golf club.*
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt stops. Digi goes crazy on the machines.
Julian Sawyer draws out the egg Smasher again and goes to break up a machine or five.
Metal Man (GM): Parts fly everywhere as he violently smashes them to pieces.
Panzer walks on along it, staying near a wall, whistling.
Aribar just continues onward.
Kenku sighs and walks away and back twoard the conveyour belt. oO(This was a completly stupid idea...)
Metal Man (GM): Those past sections were just robot assembly parts. Someone who was anticipating you turned them... all off? At the end of the line, where everyone is, there'a staircase, which leads to a 'FACTORY CONTROL ROOM'
Kenku: "Alright... I'm going back to the ship..."
Panzer looks around for any deactivated finished robots.
Metal Man (GM): The door's been left open at the top.
Deloth just lets the cobwebs clear out of his head.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: You remember a nice big pile of them back at the start.
Deloth: "Hey, Panz, I think I see beer in that room up ahead."
Julian Sawyer: *Up the stairs, throught he door* "C'mon, we're almost done."
Digifanatic: "So, can we go back to where we were before?"
Julian Sawyer opens the door, but does not necessarily go through it.
Aribar heads up the stairs. "Why did we come here again?"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku would encounter Panzer on his strangely sudden trek backwards towards the ship.
Panzer goes back to the pile. She answers Deloth. "Beer is for pussies."
Dragoshi: *Just silently follows behind Julian... and doesn't go through ze doors.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian would see the controls to the factory... switching themselves.
Julian Sawyer: "So we can get more free stuff an' get X further in our debt."
Metal Man (GM): Switch on... switch off. Switch on... switch off.
Digifanatic: *Waits where Julian is.*
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Deloth heads up the stairs and looks into the room. "...Trap."
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't this a sight." *Snaps finigers* "Ari, fry 'em."
Metal Man (GM): It has screens and shows images of you entering, and seemingly turned things off once you entered...
Panzer looks at Kenku, going for the other robots. She checks them out to see if they're reprogrammable, being careful not to accidentally turn them on again.
Aribar enters the room and looks about. "Nothing so far has done us much harm..."
Metal Man (GM): They appear to be in service mode. So yes.
Kenku sees Panzer, and goes to get up the trap door.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar enters the room. A hologram of Zero appears mid-air next to him.
Panzer tries to reprogram some to be in her army that she just made. :P
Zero?: "Hello Questers."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Tech check.
Deloth: "...Awww, hell naw."
Aribar: "Hello... Zero virus?"
Digifanatic: "Ah yes, that..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer programs them to vacuum carpets.
Julian Sawyer: "Ah fuck, you again."
Panzer: "Yess... Mua hahahaha..."
Aribar would have his sword out. He isn't about to be caught with his guard down against this powerful entity.
Zero?: "Your fake information didn't help me."
Panzer tries again after one tries to vacuum her foot.
Metal Man (GM): The vacuum cleaner bots are now vacuum cleaner robots. Again.
Aribar: "Our information wasn't fake.'"
Deloth: "Technically, it wasn't fake, just rather outdated."
Julian Sawyer: "What they said."
Zero?: "However... you found this old Wily place in your memories."
Panzer picks some up, throws them into the purple haze.
Deloth: "We can't help it if we didn't have info past that."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Gonna walk outside to do that?
Zero?: "And I happened to find it."
Aribar: "Actually, X told us about this place."
Metal Man (GM): He plays when you entered this via warp pipe. Several missions ago. It has been remodeled, of course. This place, the factory you climbed to the top of and out of.
Digifanatic: "Oh, that? That wasn't Wily either."
Kenku sees Panzer jump out and throw the bot.
Aribar looks at the tapes. "Huh. You've done a good deal since we last came here..."
Zero?: "Of course it wasn't. Then it won't matter that I happen to have found these."
Kenku looks confused.
Metal Man (GM): Image of robot masters stream across the screen.
Digifanatic: "We were exploring and happened to find the warp here. We had no idea this was the other end of the pipe."
Zero?: "And of course, this."
Panzer looks back at Kenku and grins. "Wanna check out the purple haze?" She hands him one of the bots to throw into it to be disentigrated.
Metal Man (GM): You see the data for the Zero Virus in full, with Dr. Wily's signature on it.
Deloth: *Calmly* "Don't recognize it."
Zero?: "Of course, now that I am complete... I don't really have any problem with you. What possessed you to come here? My plans have nothing to do with you."
Julian Sawyer: "What do yo' plans have to do with, then?"
Zero?: "You are just outliers who know nothing of this world. The only one who does has the brain of a child."
Panzer radios them. "We're throwing robots into the purple haze, you want to be tossed in?"
Digifanatic: "X told us of an odd disturbance in this building."
Aribar: "X has been using us as his minions because he is too lazy to come out here himself."
Digifanatic: "Julian, you still have the letter, right?"
Zero?: "You have seen it yourself. Reploids are lazy. Useless."
Zero?: "Clones of Mega Man X, the ultimate pathetic machine, built by Dr. Light."
Zero?: "If you simply let me alone... I shall rebuild this continent... with robots based on the work of Dr. Wily... and THEN a true utopia shall be made."
Julian Sawyer: "Knew this was gonna happen..." *Julian pulls out the letter* "We got word that you're harrassin' the Hunters. We can't have that."
Zero?: "You and... what army?"
Deloth: "Yeah, see, look. We hate X for his pansy-peace ways and his want to get people to do everything for him, but we hate Wily more."
Aribar frowns and begins to wonder how they could possibly attack Zero.
Panzer shrugs. She goes back to get more bots to toss into the purple haze. Armload after armload.
Deloth: "The radio, if you will, people."
Zero?: "I have the power of Dr. Wily... I possess his creations... I am the God of Destruction... ...you are just hired help."
Digifanatic: *Takes his out.*
Julian Sawyer: "What? You got arms, use 'em."""
Aribar sheaths Sunlight and stands off to the side.
Zero?: "So leave this place... or become dust particles."
Metal Man (GM): He smirks to himself, his aura fluctuating. He looks vaguely rabid.
Deloth calmly takes the radio in his hand. "Did you really think we'd be stupid enough to come here without reinforcements?"
Aribar: "If I may ask, what will you do with the Maverick Hunters? And what will you do once this continent is under your control?" .oO(Yes.)
Dragoshi: *Also stands off to the side Keeps hand on sword, though. Just in case he attacks the spectators. :x.*
Zero?: "They will be eradicated... brought down by a NEW virus NO ONE can predict... because I have... the original Zero Virus... and no one else does."
Deloth: "Ha ha ha ha ha."
Panzer loads up assloads of metools onto the conveyor belt and hits the "ohshitfast button" And flings them into the other room where the others are to get their attention for not answering their radios.
Zero?: "Then shall rise the Wilroids, a new class of machine only Dr. Wily could create."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a crash down below.
Julian Sawyer: "That's a stuipd ass name."
Zero?: "You think it stupid? You won't be able to think soon enough."
Aribar: "What do you plan for the rest of the world?"
Metal Man (GM): The entire room begins to... ...spazz out. Like... parts of it turn into blocks and fly around.
Dragoshi: "... ...what the hell..."
Zero?: "This continent only is mine... all who get in my way will be destroyed!"
Metal Man (GM): Nothing.
Panzer looks at Kenku. "They must be in trouble or something man, they're not answering me at all. Wonder if they found Vile."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer hurled some robots into a window.
Aribar: "Goodbye." *The half-elf has no reason to fight Zero; he exits the room and starts to head outside.*
Digifanatic: *Leaves as well.*
Dragoshi: *Also leaves.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Yeah, I'm outta here." *Julian knows when he's outmatched and exits the control room.*
Zero?: "..." *He smirks and the room turns back to normal.* "I thought so." *The door slams behind you. The conveyor belt changes to move you back outside.*
Deloth: *Heads down the steps, handing the radio back to Digi* "You people do realize that we could've reamed his ponytail halfway across the continent."
Panzer is working on reprogramming some more robots to make her mini army.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer/Kenku would see the others leave as if nothing was going on.
Aribar: "I somehow dout that, Deloth."
Panzer looks up. "What happened?"
Metal Man (GM): The above area remains empty.
Kenku looks at him "So... nothing of importance?"
Aribar: "We wisely decided to not anger the 'God of Destruction', Zero."
Deloth: "We're QUESTERS. Him versus us equals big majority on our side."
Julian Sawyer: "We're fucked, but that's about it."
Panzer: "Zero's back at the base, fucking X right now."
Kenku blinks at Julian "How so?"
Panzer: "How is he here, too?"
Julian Sawyer: "Nah, other Zero. Virus Zero."
Panzer: "Oh really? Was he purple and semi solid?"
Digifanatic: "Not that I'm aware of."
Julian Sawyer: "He's in there." *Thumbs back towards the conveyor belt* "An' he's gonna attack the continent. Wanna go wreck his shit?"
Panzer: "What did he look like exactly?"
Panzer: "I know how to kill him."
Metal Man (GM): He was red and semi-solid. Pulsating oddly.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, he was red and semi-solid..."
Aribar: "Deloth, we're weaker than the heroes and villains in these worlds. We've always had trouble against Robotnik, Shadow, Bowser, and so on. Personally, I don't want to take my chances against Zero."
Digifanatic: "But not purple..."
Deloth turns around and heads back to Virus Zero's room.
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belt is still moving the wrong direction.
Panzer: "Really easy like. He wasn't puple? Then he wasn't made out of Nightmare, which is what I'm guessing what that room is full of there."
Digifanatic: "Hmm... Ari, I wonder if there's any way to shut him down from inside the cyber realm..."
Julian Sawyer: "So what, you wanna go do the honors?"
Deloth: "God of destruction my ASS. We've fought gods before and won."
Aribar: "Fight him in his home realm? No thank you, Digi."
Panzer: "Maybe I should talk to him."
Kenku is confused on what exactly people are talking about.
Digifanatic: "I was just wondering if there was a covert way around it... you think you have it under control, Panz?"
Metal Man (GM): You'll have to switch off the conveyor belt to make your way in.
Panzer sits down against the side of the purple haze building and scans for local only frequencies.
Julian Sawyer: "Well let's got fuckin' DO IT then." *Switches the belt off* "In person."
Kenku: "I thought that Zero was going to do research or something..."
Aribar looks at the purple haze that Panzer's looking at. "What's that?"
Panzer: "It's weird. It eats shit."
Deloth: "Kenku. Now is not the time for 'think'. Now is the time for 'blow stuff up'."
Metal Man (GM): The purple building is sealed tight, the window glowing oddly. It gives off a lot of electromagnetic noise.
Panzer sends what data she gathers on it to Schatze to be checked out, and to Mav HQ to be analyzed there too.
Deloth heads across the now-off belt and to Viral Zero's room. If possible.
Digifanatic: *Follows if he can.*
Aribar casts Sensory upon the haze to get an idea of what it really is.
Metal Man (GM): Perhaps, but you can't detect any comprehensible frequency at the building itself.
Kenku sits outside still confused.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You get the image of a bug zapper.
Aribar: "...So, after Zero kills Deloth, should we throw the body in here?"
Julian Sawyer: "If it's got a body."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth makes his way alone, inside the empty factory.
Panzer: "Want me to go with you guys?"
Aribar: "Should I go and stop Deloth before he dies stupidly?"
Kenku: "What the? What did I miss Ari?"
Aribar: "Deloth went back into the factory... And he's going to die horribly."
Julian Sawyer: "Yes, for the last time. Everyone into the hatch."
Panzer: "Let him die, the Zero Virus is a cocky, loathing piece of crap really."
Kenku rolls his eyes "Well... we better stop him from being an idiot... or at least drag his body out."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth would reach the stairs up to the control room.
Kenku walks back to the trap door.
Panzer flips on her radio to try and talk to the ZV "Infidel?"
Metal Man (GM): No response.
Deloth heads up the stairs and knocks on the door.
Panzer flips it back off. "Bastard won't talk to me."
Aribar goes to cast Rejoin to attempt to warp to Deloth.
Panzer goes back to programming robots.
Kenku starts to head down the converyor belt.
Julian Sawyer: "So go talk to him! Face to face! All the goddamn bluster in the world you got, Panz, an' you afraid of this guy."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the door opens for Deloth to enter the room. Aribar appears right next to him before he enters.
Aribar: "Deloth, stop this."
Panzer looks at Julian. "The only reason Vile killed me was because of the Zero Virus. That's what made Sigma warped to begin with. Why would I want to go and chat with something like that? He'll just kill me again."
Aribar: "What do you think you're going to accomplish by essentially committing suicide?"
Panzer: "The only thing I want to know is if he'll let me join him but he won't so I answered my own question, but why not. He might." *She gets up and goes to follow along with the others.*
Deloth steps into the room. "Because I'll have at least tried."
Aribar: "Do you know how stupid that sounds?"
Metal Man (GM): The Zero virus appears before Deloth.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Shakes head* "The fuck have I done..." *Heads in after everyone else.*
Zero?: "Think you can fight me alone? Who do you think you are, Mega Man X?"
Zero?: "I guess I shall taste blood today then!"
Metal Man (GM): LE BATTEL FIRST ROUND: Deloth, Zero Virus; Aribar may join. Others may join next round.
Zero Virus: "What are you going to do, sneeze on me?"
Dragoshi: *Slowly follows behind, sword at the ready. e_e.*
Panzer looks down the belt and sees something going on. "You guys have fun wit that. Zero, Send his body up the belt when you're done. He's next to go into the purple haze room."
Deloth glances around. Any computer-looking things in the room? *...Meh, screw it. For now, three Electric Eels at Viral Zero.*
Metal Man (GM): You hit him with them. They vaguely bounce off of him.
Zero Virus: "I was created... to DESTROY!"
Metal Man (GM): He snarls and leaps at Deloth, lunging for the jugular as he goes to decapitate the 'Cubi with one good slash.
Aribar steps backwards. The half-elf isn't even in the room, and he feels like he's going to get killed by whatever shockwaves or aftermath of the attack there is.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is slashed and flies backwards, hitting the wall and slamming the door shut. He takes 40 damage.
Deloth: "..." *He gets up and brushes himself off.*
Metal Man (GM): His sword arm then changes...
Zero Virus: "METALMAN DATA ACTIVATED. FIRING..."
Metal Man (GM): He fires metal blades at Deloth! The people outside hear chainsaw noises.
Panzer is laying on the conveyor belt about fifty yards away, watching through her sniper scope to see it up close and personal. "Hurry up and kill him, Zero."
Metal Man (GM): And discs crashing into the door, missing Deloth.
Deloth quickly does some Matrix-style dodging around the blades.
Zero Virus: "..." *He banishes the discs and then points at Deloth.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall behind Deloth morphs like the Yellow Devil and goes to knock him over from behind! *SMACK* Deloth is knocked over for 30. Anyone joining in?
Aribar goes to cast Sensory to get an idea of the amount of power and energy being emitted by Zero in the closed off room.
Metal Man (GM): Those outside would hear a variety of smacking and stabbing noises.
Deloth: *Knocked over. Flips back onto his feet.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar would feel as if too close to a hot stove. The Questers stand around outside.
Kenku just is going to stand at the end of the conveyor belt, and just whats going on for later.
Metal Man (GM): The door, that is.
Julian Sawyer recovers from being pinged the fuck out, to have the foresight of trying to radio Maverick Hunter HQ.
Zero Virus: "What are you going to do now, pathetic organic? Bleed on the carpet?"
Metal Man (GM): Julian radioes HQ.
Deloth: *So. Electric magic didn't work, so let's try swords of darkness and taser blades instead.*
X: *Comm* "Hello. What is it?"
Julian Sawyer: "We need backup."
Julian Sawyer: "A lot of it."
X: *Comm* "They're... busy now... ...you should leave and we can coordinate later."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm tellin' ya, this guy probably ain't gonna wait."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth succeeds at... 'trying'... His sword slashes. The Zero Virus watches him slash the air a lot.
Zero Virus: "Can you even aim at targets?"
Julian Sawyer: "The fuck are they BUSY with, anyway? Weekly poker game gettin' intense?"
Panzer: "Zero, finish him off. Make Wily proud."
Deloth: "...In retrospect, I probably should've realized that."
X: *Comm* "No, they're out patrolling a dangerous desert area. A few Mavericks were seen there a while ago."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm talkin' 'end of the Mav Hunters' here, X. You gotta have SOMEONE."
Zero Virus: "You aren't worth my speeches."
Metal Man (GM): The entire room Deloth is in suddenly EXPLODES!
Panzer blinks. "Wow. Awesome."
Metal Man (GM): Unavoidable damage; Deloth is charred black and hurled out of the room, on fire, into an adjacent wall.
Aribar tries to dive away from the explosion.
Kenku sighs, and goes to collect Del's body.
Metal Man (GM): He's got 1 HP. The room seemingly regenerates, then the door melts into the wall and vanishes.
Panzer puts Deloth off, slings her rifle and tries to get the body before Kenku.
Dragoshi: *Goes to walk over to Del tooo...*
Deloth pushes himself up. Again.
X: *Comm* "If it's THAT bad, you should come back here and we can discuss what you've found."
Aribar: "Did you have enough of the Zero virus?"
X: *Comm* "I don't suggest staying close to anything that dangerous on your own."
Deloth: "Lowballing it a bit for a god of destruction, I'd say."
Digifanatic: "A really adamant, crazy Zero Virus... what we found."
Julian Sawyer: *Comm* "...A'ight." *To the group* "Fall back, we gotta talkt to X 'bout this shit."
Kenku: "Sounds like a far better idea than this" *Kenku says and heads back up the belt.*
Panzer: "Wait guys. I gotta get my new pets and I need to throw Deloth into the haze first to heal him."
Digifanatic: "Panzer, I do no trust that haze."
Aribar: "I say that we just leave this continent to rot; it's been filled with nothing but war, and I'm not exactly fond of the reploids here either."
Panzer whistles for her robots.
Kenku: "I dunno about that Ari... what will happen if the Zero Virus took over... would he be content?"
Panzer glares at Ari. "I'll throw you in there with him, organic."
Aribar: "I wouldn't dare group you in with the likes of X, Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer whistles.
Aribar: "And I doubt it, Kenku."
Metal Man (GM): Some vacuum cleaning robots appear.
Panzer: "Like it or not, I have dibs on destroying the Hunters."
Kenku: "Then leaving the continent to rot is a stupid idea... we have to at least keep them at each other's necks."
Panzer: "Don't eye them, they don't like that. They're still under construction."
Kenku: "If not let X have the upper hand."
Panzer: "Nah. I need the reploids here to re-establish RepliForce."
Digifanatic: "X is having enough problems just being even, nevermind the upper hand..."
Deloth: "So. Fall back for now?"
Digifanatic: "Think so."
Metal Man (GM): It would seem that way, as you can't even get access to the Zero Virus.
Deloth: "Got it, chief."
Aribar: "No, let's go in and attack Zero."
Panzer: "Deloth, can I put you into the haze now?"
Panzer: "You couldn't stop me."
Kenku: "Yea... no reason to stay here... we can't do anything"
Metal Man (GM): The way out is waiting.
Deloth: "Probably not, Panzer."
Kenku heads back twoards the ship.
Aribar: *Exit, stage left.*
Panzer: "Another time."
Deloth starts heading out and back to the ship.
Julian Sawyer's action presumably didn't go through, but he told everyone to fall back and head back to HQ... which everyone is doing! Hooray!
Digifanatic: *Walks out.*
Panzer starts walking off, motioning to the mini-army of bots to follow her.
Dragoshi: *Also proceeds to walk off, following behind the group.*
Metal Man (GM): You reach the ship. You're all ready to go.
Schatze: "...Waste of time, I presume."
Panzer: "Schatze, I need a glass jar."
Julian Sawyer: "Shit's too powerful."
Deloth: "Pretty much." *Gets into the ship.*
Panzer: "I need it now."
Schatze: "Help me and I can help you."
Panzer: "Fine. Gimme a fucking jar."
Digifanatic: *Enters the ship* "So, who wants to take care of the Robotnik favor for now?"
Schatze: "I just want that stasis tube and then I will give you 100 coins... ...and a glass jar."
Deloth: "We'll need to make it quick, then, Schatze."
Aribar: "...Deloth, I will give you Sunlight if you attack Zant while I take some of his ill-gotten books."
Panzer: "I need the jar nooooowwwwwwwwwww... Useless tincan."
Deloth: "Now, here's what I don't get."
Schatze: "I don't have a jar on me nooooowwwwwwwwwww."
Julian Sawyer: "We need to talk to X 'fore we leave."
Deloth: "Why did Zero Virus leave me alive?"
Metal Man (GM): Digi is flying the ship to Robotnik land.
Digifanatic: *MHHQ, first!*
Julian Sawyer: *Turn that shit around, son.*
Metal Man (GM): Now the ship is flying to Maverick Hunter HQ.
Panzer herds her robots inside. "I'll come back another time for the haze."
Deloth uses his Healing Factor now, if possible.
Digifanatic: *I am, Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth regains 10 HP.
Digifanatic: *Lands it outside the base.*
Aribar: "It's merciful. And I'll throw in my weapon upgrade too, Deloth."
Panzer gives a copy of the haze data to Schatze.
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Digifanatic: "Oh, your white spot disappeared."