Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 60: Tubes and Rocks
Date: 7:18:55 PM, April 6th; 4:19:53 PM, April 9th, 2009.
Schatze: "Interesting, they have perfected a matter destruction field."
Deloth: "Huh. Good."
Panzer: "So that's what that is? I want some..."
Digifanatic: .oO(I bet you would, Panz...)
Panzer: "Imagine what I could do with all that."
Schatze: "Yes. But you need to steal an energy destruction field projector to have one."
Panzer: "I'll get one on my own time."
Deloth: "Panz, any particular reason why you torture us so much?"
Schatze: "It's like a laser, only twice as powerful, and lethal if it has extended contact with an object."
Metal Man (GM): The group lands at Maverick Hunter HQ.
Digifanatic: *Heads out and goes back to find X.*
Kenku steps out, still slightly annoyed.
Metal Man (GM): X is standing around.
Aribar: "Well, Deloth?" *The half-elf seems serious about his offer.*
Panzer: "I don't torture you. Zero just whipped the ever-loving fuck out of you."
Deloth gets out and heads into the base.
X: "So something is going on in that building?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah. Zero Virus is mad."
Deloth: "I'll think about it, Ari."
X: "Zero Virus!? Hmmm."
Digifanatic: "Much bonkers."
Deloth: "Oh, and he's going to nuke you into molten slag."
Panzer pulls out a laser pointer and puts the bead on X's helmet crystal, saying boom a few times from somewhere in the bowels of the shit in the dark with her robots.
Deloth: "Along with every other Maverick Hunter on this continent."
X: "Well... you didn't actually fix anything, so I can't pay you... ...but we will take care of him them. He's a serious threat, I wouldn't send you in against him. Especially with that Reploid Child you have. She might get injured."
Deloth: "Be careful. He's got sawblades and exploding rooms."
X: "Sorry about that. I figured those old, outdated robots meant nothing more than a random factory activation."
Kenku yells "Ah for crap sake... I'm going back to the ship... Shatze, give me the specifications."
Julian Sawyer: "Well, it meant a lot more."
X: "I will send the Mavericks after it and keep you posted of what develops. Er. Hunters."
Aribar: "Thank you for nothing, X." *He heads to the ship.*
Panzer hears the snide remark and levels a bead on his head, narrowing her eyes as she squeezes the trigger just slightly, not yet firing though, waiting for X to say something else stupid.
Julian Sawyer: "Call us when somethin' interestin' happens. 'Till then." *Out!*
X: "Okay." *He walks away.*
Deloth: "Good luck with that, X. I look forward to your funeral." *He heads out and gets back into the ship.*
Panzer: "Walk on off, bitch. Walk on off."
X: "I've died four times so far without staying that way."
Digifanatic: *Back to da sheep!*
Metal Man (GM): You're on the ship again.
Schatze: "Now for some real work."
Deloth: *Shouting back as he walks* "Fifty-five. Beat that."
Kenku: "I guess... this should be a simple get in and get out right?"
Digifanatic: *NOW we go to Robotnikland... unless someone has to announce something else...* "I hope."
Panzer shifts her aim to Del. "I can make it 56..."
Julian Sawyer: "Long as 'Botnik don't-Panz, lay off."
Panzer: "I promise I can put it right through your head. Won't feel a thing."
Deloth: *Tiredly* "Panz, put the rifle down."
Panzer: "Too much purple haze." *She slings the rifle and goes back to sitting amongst her robots, letting them rove all over her.* "Aww. I like you guys too."
Aribar: "...I wonder if Robotnik has any other books."
Kenku shrugs "He isn't much of a magic caster although Ari"
Aribar: "Aye, but he had a few books. I doubt that he has any more than last time, though."
Deloth: "So what do you need from that tube, Schatze?"
Julian Sawyer: "He needs the tube."
Metal Man (GM): You're going to Robotnikland now.
Deloth: "He said he needed a part from the tube."
Schatze: "Yes. The one with the blue mark on it."
Metal Man (GM): You're nearly there.
Schatze: "Robotnik won't mind it... ...he doesn't even use them."
Deloth: "So why do you need this one particular tube?"
Julian Sawyer: "Didn't we already go through alla this?"
Schatze: "It has parts in it I can use to make a weapon which will aid you. Yes."
Julian Sawyer: "Thought you needed to keep yo' body going."
Panzer pokes her head out of the darkness. "Schatze, we have there a golden opportunity for mobile weapons sentinel platforms."
Schatze: "It can do that too. It's multi-use."
Digifanatic: *Lands it at Robotnikland when it's appropriate.*
Metal Man (GM): You land.
Schatze: "I'll wait for you here."
Panzer: "Hehehe..." *She smirks plays with the little critters, starting to name them.*
Metal Man (GM): The way to Eggman is open.
Digifanatic: *Gets out and starts heading in.*
Deloth gets out and heads for the old Eggman building.
Metal Man (GM): You walk in. Eggman looks at you.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hello, Questers. Come for a mission or something?"
Digifanatic: "We're looking for a part. Particularly, a stasis tube." *Approximates the size Schatze gave them with his hands* "About this size, blue mark on it."
Panzer: "We need a glass tube with a blue mark."
Dr. Robotnik: "Blue what?" *He shrugs.* "I keep them in the Egg Carrier. Take one, and only one. They're just around for spare parts."
Deloth: "Okay. Thanks." *He makes for the Egg Carrier to go find one.*
Julian Sawyer: "'Ppreciate it." *Let's go get the thing.*
Kenku follows Del over.
Aribar: "Robotnik, you don't have any more spellbooks besides Panel and Activate, huh?"
Panzer looks crazy, rubbing her hands together like she does. "I have an army of robots now..."
Dr. Robotnik: "No. I am not a big... 'magic'... person."
Digifanatic: *Follows Deloth.*
Dr. Robotnik: "Welcome to the club, then."
Aribar: "As I thought. Thank you in any case." *He returns to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): The others walk up. They see an array of tubes in the ship. They all look the same, except for a bulky one with a blue mark on it. It has a sign on it that says 'DO NOT TOUCH.'
Panzer: "Awesome, isn't it?"
Metal Man (GM): And some weird controls on it.
Deloth grabs that one and tucks it under his arm.
Dr. Robotnik: "Yes. If you need Robot parts... I'm the number one supplier." *He narrows his eyes* "GUN competes with me as number two."
Digifanatic: *Follows Deloth back to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): It's very heavy. You'll need a second Quester to lug the other side. It has a special, reinforced shield around it. It sloshes when you move it.
Deloth: "Digi. Someone. Get this thing on its other side."
Panzer: "I'm sure I could fabricate what I need to." *She looks over at the others.* "Want me to carry that, weaklings?"
Digifanatic: *Helps Deloth with it.*
Deloth: "No, Panzer."
Julian Sawyer gets on the other side.
Deloth: "Thank you, Digi." *Continues carrying it to the ship.*
Panzer: "Works for me. I could carry it on my own, takes all of you though. Drop it and I laugh. And Robotnik kills you."
Digifanatic: *Helps Deloth set it down when they get on.*
Metal Man (GM): You carry it on in. Robotnik looks at it.
Dr. Robotnik: "I remember something about that... eh. Be careful with it, I'm sure it's junk. Dropping it would make a mess."
Metal Man (GM): You are on your way to the ship with it.
Panzer: "Got the statistics on it on your computer or a book?"
Deloth: *Mumbling* "Just keep walking, people."
Kenku looks around to see how well it squeezes in.
Metal Man (GM): It squeeeezes into the ship.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm. You know what, I should look up what that was..."
Metal Man (GM): He begins clicking buttons.
Panzer leans over his shoulder to watch.
Metal Man (GM): Other Questers: Do you go to get on the ship? The tube barely fits in, as Schatze looks to it.
Deloth: *Yes.* "Quick, take off. We need to ditch Panz before she gets back on."
Schatze: "Hm... yes."
Panzer: "I heard that. My hearing is sensitive you know. I'll fucking shoot you. I'll stay here with Robotnik if you're that desperate to get rid of me."
Dr. Robotnik: "It'll just be a moment. This is some really old inventory."
Panzer whistles and calls out all her crazy little robots and they crowd around her feet.
Deloth: "C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, hurry it up."
Schatze: *Looks around and presses buttons on the tube.*
Digifanatic: *Flies out.*
Kenku: "Why the heck to you want to leave panzer?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship flies off without Panzer. Then...
Dr. Robotnik: "..."
Panzer: "You need to know what you're ... Oh well."
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik brings it up. It shows... ...' INVENTORY 00-4: METAL SONIC.'
Panzer: "Good thing I stayed and got my pets."
Dr. Robotnik: "...I believe your friends will be in for a very interesting ride. Of course. If you liked them, you could warn them."
Panzer: "Nah. They cut me off in mid-sentence. They deserve what they're getting."
Dr. Robotnik: "But..." *Shrug* "Maybe you can just visit them after I have determined how to turn off Metal Sonic when things go... wrong."
Metal Man (GM): *On the ship.*
Schatze: "Yes, this is what I wanted. Here are your 100 coins."
Metal Man (GM): He hands out the 100 coins to everyone on the ship to split.
Deloth: "Thanks. The hell is IN this tube, anyways? Lead?" *He looks down at the tube.*
Schatze: "Some spare parts."
Metal Man (GM): It's heavily armored and sealed.
Digifanatic: "I dunno. Probably something heavy and something you've got to be careful with."
Metal Man (GM): It has a cryptic serial number.
Deloth: "... Heavily armored, sealed spare parts?"
Schatze: "They're very valuable. Worth every coin I gave you."
Deloth: "Like WHAT? Wrenches made of solid gold?"
Schatze: "I'll show you once we land."
Dragoshi: "Fair enough."
Digifanatic: *Just casually flies it back to the Stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): You're on the way to HQ.
Deloth: "... I've got a bad feeling about this, guys."
Digifanatic: "Any ideas?"
Metal Man (GM): You're on the way to land now... the ship is landing.
Deloth: "Probably some kind of killer virus, knowing our luck." *He looks for biohazard stickers.*
Metal Man (GM): No biohazard stickers. A ripped sticker which says 'GU' The ship lands.
Deloth: *Any OTHER interesting labels?*
Metal Man (GM): Another one which says 'DO NOT TOUCH'
Deloth: "...GU? GUN?"
Digifanatic: "Ohhhh man. Be very careful..."
Kenku looks at what "A GUN label? wonder what they would be doing with one of the capsules."
Schatze: "Old model." *He goes to lift the cylinder out and drag it outside of the ship* "Don't worry, it's mine, not yours."
Digifanatic: "Oh no no no no..."
Deloth puts a foot on the cylinder. "HOLD IT RIGHT FUCKING THERE."
Digifanatic: "We will not let you examine this in private."
Metal Man (GM): He just keep on pulling it, Deloth's foot being nothing for the Reploid-grade engines.
Schatze: "Well then, why did you bring it for me?"
Metal Man (GM): He drags it out to the top of HQ, pressing a few buttons on it.
Schatze: "It won't bite you. It's a tube."
Metal Man (GM): He stands it up.
Kenku sighs "let him have it guys... hes paid us for it..."
Deloth: "What's IN the tube, smartass?"
Digifanatic: "Kenku, quiet for a bit."
Deloth: "Besides insanely locked up spare parts."
Digifanatic wonder if he can contact Robotnik via radio.
Metal Man (GM): You can, of course. Schatze stands up the tube and pulls a cover off of it, revealing controls. He types in, deftly, a series of commands.
Schatze: "Well, I'll show you. Then we won't have any more argument."
Digifanatic: *R* "Hello, Doctor? Something seems very odd about this tube..."
Panzer answers the radio for him. "It's just parts, according to inventory. Why?" She smirks to Robotnik.
Digifanatic: "Panzer? Please put Robotnik on for us."
Dr. Robotnik: *Thumbs up at Panzer as he is too busy figuring out remote shutoff codes...*
Dragoshi: *Just watches Schatze do his thing.*
Panzer: "He's busy."
Dr. Robotnik: "Oh, yes, it is nothing at all."
Deloth keeps a hand on his sword hilt, just in case. It's a double-cross, it's gotta be, it's too suspicious...
Panzer: "I said he's busy."
Digifanatic: "You say that with such devious sarcasm..."
Deloth: "Schatze, could we possibly delay this?"
Digifanatic: "I imagine it is something very important."
Schatze: *Puts a hand to his chin* "I would if I could, I have activated the sequence to show what is inside to you."
Julian Sawyer, after landing, just collected his coins and went downstairs to work the phones and figure out who would participate in Arena matches so he can put on a show and get some revenue pumping into Westopolis.
Schatze: "You wanted to know, so as a friend I activated it for you."
Digifanatic: "Besides, you didn't even question us taking it away..."
Panzer: "It's some valuable parts, that's why they're so locked up."
Digifanatic: "What kind of parts."
Schatze: "Oh, but..."
Deloth keeps his hands on his swords.
Metal Man (GM): He puts a hand over the controls.
Panzer: "Spare parts accumulated over time."
Schatze: "You wish for me to delay it, then? I thought you were afraid of it. The... parts... which don't do anything."
Digifanatic: "Spare... so perhaps explain what the connection is among the parts such that they're all in one big statis tube? Please?"
Panzer: "Just parts. Harmless parts."
Schatze: "They are kept together so they are not lost."
Deloth: "...You're a really crappy liar, dude. You need to knock those pauses out of your speech next time."
Schatze: "They are... very valuable."
Digifanatic: "Oh, but you sound so innocent, Panzer. Not."
Panzer: "I never sound innocent."
Schatze: "Well if we're done lying... it's not like you'll argue with me now."
Deloth: "Now, could you please shut the tube?"
Digifanatic: "I knew it. You know something's up with the tube."
Panzer hangs up on them, snickering. "I hope they open it."
Digifanatic: "What--augh." *Pockets the radio.*
Schatze: "...!..." *He stops it* "But if you insist, I'll just take it." *He picks it up again.*
Panzer radios Schatze in text only mode. "Open it and run away."
Deloth: "WE'RE going to take it and check it out without opening it like dumbasses."
Schatze: "..." *He stops and puts it down, and presses a button.* "Okay, it's yours. I will just walk away now." *Walks into the Stadium.*
Digifanatic: "Thanks..." *Is there any sort of dim transparent qualities to the tube?*
Deloth: "Tail him, guys."
Metal Man (GM): Julian is hard at work at the phonebook.
Kenku looks over confused at the group wondering what the next plan of action is.
Deloth keeps an eye on the tube. Any signs of opening?
Metal Man (GM): He will get a list of possible fighters to check out for next session.
Digifanatic: "One of us should guard the tube."
Panzer walks over to Robotnik. "Any luck? I told Schatze to open it and run."
Digifanatic: "I'll be willing to."
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, yes, and no. If it comes near me or you we're safe. If we just sit here we can just watch it from afar."
Deloth: "...Fine. Digi, you guard the tube, don't let ANYONE open it. I'm going to track Schatze. Indulge my paranoia a bit."
Digifanatic: "No problem."
Panzer: "That's the idea. Why do you think I stayed?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm."
Metal Man (GM): A message appears on Panzer's visor.
Panzer: "Every time they run off without me, bad things happen."
Deloth heads into the Stadium and glances around for Schatze.
Panzer checks it out.
Kenku: "Are you guys really sure this thing is that dangerous... I mean... isn't this a bit overacting? I mean... what with the sudden distrust of Schatze?"
Metal Man (GM): Schatze is walking outside the HQ and now wandering towards Central City.
Panzer gives Robotnik the news.
Dr. Robotnik: "Hm. I see. Well. Feel free to sit around. I figure they'll come back soon."
Digifanatic: *Stays at the tube, observing it and the space around.*
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight... a'ight... cool, I'll call ya when I got somethin' set up." *Julian hags up on a new potential fighter (Who? We'll find out Thursday!) and goes back to flipping through the phonebook* "Man, I gotta get my own personal transport... Relyin' on Digi sucks." *Back to dialing!*
Deloth: "..." *He continues tracking Schatze, trying to keep him in sight.*
Panzer sits and manages to start working on her critters.
Digifanatic: "Dangerous, maybe. Suspicious, very much."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze continues walking towards the city. He is easy to follow. He makes no attempt to lose Deloth. He is walking on a public road.
Deloth: *Has he even gotten a chance to see me?*
Kenku looks confused "How so? I mean... isn't he basically Red Text in a robot suit?"
Metal Man (GM): He appears to have a phone book in his hand and is looking through it. No, he doesn't seem to have seen you, Deloth.
Deloth: *All of us have a radio, right?*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Yes. The ship is open for use. The tube sits there, blinking uselessly.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, but the way he seemed so defensive about the tube, he surely acted weird."
Deloth: *Radios Digi* "This is weird. He's headed for Central City and it looks like he's paging through a phone book."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze is now at Central City, with Deloth following.
Dragoshi: "Oh yeah... speaking of Central City. I kinda need to take that coupon to the post office."
Digifanatic: *R* "See if you can catch his part of the conversation."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze is looking through the phone book.
Digifanatic: *R* "I'll stay here and make sure no one else comes by and messes with the tube..."
Metal Man (GM): He appears to be heading towards... ...a home repair store. He stops for a second and mutters to himself.
Kenku: "Mmm... I still don't see you point there... just seems like such a sudden change of heart..."
Schatze: "Hm. I should have shown them my bank. Now I'll have to withdraw some money." *He veers off to the left.*
Metal Man (GM): He remains easily followable.
Deloth: *R* "...He sure isn't acting suspicious now. Maybe I should head back..." *He keeps following, for now, anyways.*
Digifanatic: "Maybe he's knocking you off your guard."
Panzer has a robot on her head and one on her back, another on an arm and a leg, trying to work on them in the process, it would at least keep Robotnik entertained.
Kenku: "Anyway... im going to go back inside."
Deloth: *R* "If something comes up, give me a ring and I'll try to make it back ASAP."
Metal Man (GM): He wanders over to a bank. It says atop it-- 'Toad Bank--Mobian Continent Branch' He wanders inside. There are Toads inside, too. He whips out a debit card and swipes it at an ATM.
Kenku walks off and walks back twoards the kitchen area, passing by Julian.
Metal Man (GM): Maybe it's the ATM of the doomed! Or maybe... an EEEVIL ATM??? ...Nope. He puts in a PIN before you can see the PIN, then takes out a bunch of coins. Then he wanders back towards the hardware store.
Digifanatic: *R* "What's going on now, Deloth?"
Deloth: *R* "Well, he just got our cash... so far it doesn't seem out of the ordinary. He keeps veering towards a hardware store."
Metal Man (GM): At the hardware store....
Digifanatic: *R* "Ahh." *Checks the tube again.*
Metal Man (GM): The tube is still blinking.
Panzer pulls out a disk and gives it to Robotnik, a copy of the purple haze data. "There you go, something to play with. Maybe you can make one."
Dr. Robotnik: "...!? Hmmm. Yes. I shall look it over."
Deloth tries to get a glimpse of what Schatze's getting.
Metal Man (GM): You see him getting...
Digifanatic: *Blinking pattern is still the same?*
Panzer: "Thought you might like that."
Metal Man (GM): It's a weird hardware store.
Deloth: *R* "He's got a soldering iron, a screwdriver, some kind of EEPROM flasher thing, and... groceries."
Digifanatic: *R* "Probably putting the parts together... but what about the groceries?!"
Deloth watches in growing disbelief. *R* "Tinfoil, ball bearings, solder, an alarm clock... Computer fan, resistors..."
Metal Man (GM): He pays for them in cold, hard coins, then goes to walk out.
Digifanatic: *R* "Building circuits or something..."
Deloth: *R* "Hey, Digi, by the way, what's an EEPROM flasher? I saw it on the package, but what the heck is it?"
Metal Man (GM): He hands Deloth the Snickers bar on the way out while he's describing what he is buying.
Digifanatic: *R* "A memory chip..."
Deloth: *R* "...I fucking hate Schatze so damn much."
Digifanatic: *R* "So it sounds like he's programming something."
Metal Man (GM): He is now walking towards a laundromat.
Digifanatic: *R* "And he's doing it with the parts in the tube."
Deloth heads back to the others. No sense in trailing him now.
Digifanatic: *R* "Anything else?"
Metal Man (GM): You lose him as he enters the laundromat.
Deloth: *Radio, dryly* "Yes, he handed me a candy bar on the way out."
Metal Man (GM): Because you're not trailing him.
Digifanatic: *R* "Odd..."
Deloth: *R* "Apparently I need to work on my stealth."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the tube sits there, blinking.
Digifanatic: *R* "Don't worry about it... so what sorta thing you think he could be programming?"
Deloth continues walking back to the group.
Metal Man (GM): Close examination would reveal it saying 'CONTENTS FULLY SEALED' and 'ALL SYSTEMS NORMAL'
Deloth: *R* "I dunno. Some kind of computer virus?"
Digifanatic: *R* "I got a reading...'All systems normal.'"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth eventually reaches the group.
Deloth hands the candy bar to Digi. "Enjoy."
Digifanatic: "I'll consider it."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze gone, it seems like all is normal.
Panzer smells like dryersheets and is having a bad fur day, all her facial/head fur and her tail fur is staticy and on end from being cleaned so much. It looks ridiculous.
Digifanatic walks around the whole tube, to see if he can look at that MYSTERIOUS THIIING () from a different angle and get a better idea of it.
Kenku leaves the kitchen with a sandwich in his mouth and walks to the ship. "So... what now?"
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Eggman vaguely studies things as Panzer passes the time at his place... ...what will happen next? We'll have to see... next mission! +1 EXP; +100 coins to split up from Schatze. Although I will give you more descs on the tube. It has the ripped GUN sticker on it. An empty keyhole in the middle next to a keypad. It says it is in full containment mode.
Kenku will take low split.
Metal Man (GM): All you can really figure out about the cylinder is the cylinder has a 3-4 foot tall containment area, is about 1.5 feet in diameter, and has thick steel reinforcement around where the tube would be.
Deloth: "...Well, whatever it is, rule one applies. 'Full Containment Mode' equals 'Will Set You On Fire Somehow'."
Digifanatic: "I think so."
Metal Man (GM): It appears to have magnetically stuck to the top. No, he merely spared you because he felt you should tell the others of how you were exploded.
Digifanatic: *Continues observing the tube* "There has too be a lot of parts in here... Besides, he said a stasis tube..."
Deloth: "Schatze says a lot of things."
Metal Man (GM): Some stuff went down and the Questers went back to HQ, weary of their failed mess with the Zero Virus in the Maverick Continent. So they went to do the bidding of Schatze instead, who requested a mysterious tube. Thinking of the 100 coins first above all things, they dutifully retrieved it. Then began freaking out approximately 100 coins too late and left Panzer behind due to some thought that she somehow should be left behind. So in leaving behind the only person curious about the tube they never found out what was in it. They went to HQ, where they then demanded Schatze drop the tube. He did, after pushing all sorts of buttons on it, then wandering off to get a strange grocery list.
Kenku walks out of the stadium again with a sigh and looks to Digi. "You know... instead of standing around all day and guarding that thing, why don't you just stick someone in the weapons tower, and let Schatze open it. If its dangerous... then bam it's dead."
Aribar wanders out of the empty library, which the half-elf has essentially claimed for his own and retired to early on Monday. He has no idea what happened. The mage heads to the R&R, yawning along the way.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, who are we gonna get, though? BLU is gone and I don't think the weapons tower is automated..."
Deloth: "Not a bad idea, but what if the towers can't take it out for whatever reason?"
Panzer has assumedly made some decent progress with her robots, not 100% but she's getting somewhere, still tweaking them a bit.
Kenku: "Well... that's a risk we take... its a better idea that sitting around on your asses and wait for Schatze to come back with a plan."
Digifanatic: "Hope that mano-a-mano works... and it that won't do it... who knows."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers went to sleep later that night... it is the next day.
Rinith: *probably was looking around the place that day, and meditating... and reading, he sure has read a lot lately.*
Metal Man (GM): The tube looks pretty much the same.
Deloth: "...Guess we don't exactly have a better option to take."
Metal Man (GM): Julian has fallen asleep with the phonebook in his face.
Digifanatic: "Maybe we can spend some time talking with Malin and Talin... learn a little bit more about the dark forest or something..."
Aribar comes across the others. "Greetings, all."
Digifanatic: "And hello, Ari."
Panzer is asleep in the floor at Robotnik's under a mound of robots.
Deloth: "Hi, Ari."
Rinith: "Welll... what I miss this time?"
Kenku: "Hey Ari... well... I dunno what your doing, unless you are gonna try that, I'm gonna go fly Dragoshi over to Central City."
Digifanatic: "Some weird stuff... No problem, Kenku."
Rinith: "So nothing new?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, something is new. That strange old tube out in front is new. And we're wondering what is in here."
Kenku nods, and walks off to the intercom. "Hey Dragoshi, you wanna get a ride to the post office?"
Rinith: "Hmph," *Goes to look at the tube.*
Metal Man (GM): Marin and Tarin are nowhere to be seen. Odd. Schatze is next to the tube.
Schatze: "So. As you can see, this tube is completely non-dangerous."
Metal Man (GM): He flips a switch.
Metal Man (GM): He opens it up. There is nothing inside it.
Deloth: "It hasn't been opened yet. Shut up and step away."
Digifanatic: "Cause I bet you took out after we fell asleep."
Schatze: "The part I wanted was this." *He pulls a capacitor... a very large capacitor... out of the tube.*
Schatze: "This capacitor can charge up and create powerful amounts of charge."
Metal Man (GM): It's about 3 feet long.
Schatze: "It was used to keep this thing secure."
Kenku walks back and sees Schatze, and nothing dangerous and sighs.
Schatze: "It had to sit, to boot, so that I could remove this without becoming electrocuted."
Rinith: "I know nothing about technology..."
Deloth: "Why the hell was the tube locked up tight?!"
Digifanatic: "Oh... was there anything else inside there?"
Aribar: "So he wouldn't be electrocuted?"
Kenku: "Anyone see Dragoshi?"
Schatze: "The capacitor was part of the system. It had to be drained by setting it to maximum security to drain all the power."
Digifanatic: "He may be wandering again... dunno."
Schatze: "If I had just opened it it would not drain the capacitor... hence..." *He makes exaggerated electrocution gestures.*
Dragoshi: *Is... outside, leaning against a wall near the stadium entrance, snoozing. Again.* :x
Panzer walks up and sticks her head out of the pile of robots, looking around. "Robotnik? They messed with it yet?"
Kenku walks over and pokes Dragoshi "Hey, you wanna mail your ticket?"
Deloth: "And you didn't just tell us all this from the start?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well..."
Metal Man (GM): *Shifts Panzer side to PM* (This is for you, me in the future who logs this)
Editor's Note: Future me who logs this suggests most of Panzer's side missions don't need to be logged.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, seems kind of odd..."
Schatze: "It never occurred to me. I went to get some parts."
Dragoshi: *Slowly opens eyes and looks at Kenku* "...Don't see why not." *Yawns, then pushes himself offa the wall.*
Deloth: "For someone who wants to not be insanely suspicious every day, you're doing a damn lousy job so far."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, it seems as such..."
Kenku says "Ok then, lemme go see if someone else wants to come along." and walks back to the group. "Im taking the ship out the Central City, anyone want to tag along?"
Rinith: "Depends what you are getting."
Schatze: "You know me, I'm Red Text." *He waggles a finger and wanders off.*
Dragoshi: *Nods, before heading on up to the ship so he can wait for Kenku and whoever else he brings along.* :x
Kenku: "Just dropping off Dragoshi's coupon to the post office for now... Might do more once we get back"
Digifanatic: "Hey, I don't need the ship. You two may go ahead."
Deloth mutters and aims a finger-gun at the back of Schatze's head. "I swear, for just one shot at him right now..."
Rinith: "Might as well."
Aribar: "I don't have a single coin to my name and I dislike cities; I think that I'll just stay here, unless... Is Angel Island near Central City?"
Kenku: "Actually if it's fine, Ill also go pick up Panzer if she wants. Not really, but if you want to go there Ari."
Rinith: "Why to Angel Island?"
Digifanatic: "Spellbooks, I think..."
Kenku sees no one saying no to him about picking up Panzer, he walks to the ship, and makes sure those that are coming are on.
Aribar: "I have reason to believe that a very useful spellbook is located on Angel Island; one that can teach the arts of healing. I'll tag along, and if we have time, maybe we can stop there." *He follows Kenku onto the ship.*
Digifanatic: "Well, we'll see what Panzer was so suspicious of when she got on the radio."
Rinith: "... I could use some spells, being the only one of my spells I remember is a blast of dark and light energy."
Kenku: "Healing eh? I might have to borrow that after you."
Rinith: "I can't even use the spell that suppresses my insomnia anymore." -.-
Kenku starts up the ship as Rinith gets on.
Dragoshi: *Is on the ship, waiting for the others, twiddling his thumbs.*
Deloth: *Getting on the ship just 'cause* "They've got pills for that now, Rinith."
Digifanatic: *Heading on as well... taking the co-pilot seat this time.*
Kenku makes sure everyone is on and takes off. *first stop: Central City.*
Digifanatic: "I know Deloth's still interested in giving some smack to Raphael, but I dunno if that's something he really wants to drag you guys into just for his interests..."
Metal Man (GM): So let's see. First destination... Capital City. Er. Central/Capital City. You'll be there in a moment.
Deloth: "My interest in doing that waxes and wanes."
Kenku: "I can drop you off on the way to Robotnik if you want to give him a piece of your mind Del."
Metal Man (GM): You're nearly there already. You see the landing pad atop GUN HQ.
Rinith: "Pills eh? Perhaps another time." *Buckles in this time.*
Metal Man (GM): No. Aside from that, that's the customary landing location the Questers have used many times.
Deloth: "Besides, Rinith, I like the company every night."
Metal Man (GM): You could try the airport but you see more conventional aircraft flying around there. Wouldn't be good to land in their way.
Kenku carefully lands on the landing pad.
Deloth waits in the ship for Drago to drop off his coupon.
Metal Man (GM): The ship has landed. Doing anything, Drago? There's a post office... inside the building itself.
Kenku steps out after landing just in case GUN comes out.
Metal Man (GM): It's just a few floors down. Nobody comes out. You can wander downstairs if you want though.
Dragoshi: *Exits the ship and goes to go down to the post office on that floor, then.* :x
Aribar stays in the ship as well.
Metal Man (GM): You wander over and see a mail slot. Remind me... your color choice was? Ah, well then... just send it in.
Dragoshi: *Goes to do that.*
Metal Man (GM): Yeah. The coupon slips in and you've just sent the mail. Wheee.
Dragoshi: *Heads back up to the ship* "Alright, I'm done."
Digifanatic: "Cool. Next stop, Angel Island, I think?"
Dragoshi: "I believe so."
Kenku nods and goes to reset coordinates... but first radios Panzer. "Hey Panzer, can you wait on getting a ride back?"
Panzer answers. "I'm trying to get dressed, damn. Give me a fucking minute."
Deloth: "...She's going to have some kind of anger-related blood pressure problem one of these days."
Kenku chuckles "Youve got time actually if you need it Panzer... we were planning to visit Angel Island anyway."
Deloth: "Like her head exploding like a stepped-on grape, knowing her."
Aribar: .oO(How does a reploid get dressed? Why would one get... I'm stopping this thought right now.)
Panzer: "Tell that fucking punk Deloth I heard that. And that my oil pressure is fine. I'll be ready in a moment. Head this way and I'll be dressed when you get here."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is waiting for its new coordinates.
Deloth: "Tell her I knew she heard that."
Kenku rolls his eyes and sets for the robotnick continent.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik continent instead of Angel Island?
Kenku flys off in that direction.
Panzer puts on her helmet, that was what she called getting dressed, dusts herself off and stands, herding her robots into a line.
Metal Man (GM): About... 10 robots. The ship shortly approaches the continent of Robotnik. The landing pad is open.
Kenku lands at the pad after getting proper clearances.
Metal Man (GM): You land.
Panzer whistles and walks out, Robots crowded around her feet like astroturf, moving just enough out of the way for her to walk without squishing them. "Blasted creatures don't know what a line is."
Metal Man (GM): The way in is open.
Digifanatic: *Looks out* "And she's got pets."
Kenku walks out of the ship, and over to Panzer is. "Heyo... uuh... heh... I see you kept some of the little guys from the factory."
Deloth: "Maybe they'll mellow her out a tad, Digi."
Panzer: "Yeah. They're shaping up nicely. Still don't know how to follow. They gaggle instead." *She walks towards the ship, robots still clusterfucked around her feet.*
Rinith: "What are those?"
Panzer: "They're my pets. We ready to go now or do you have to talk to Robotnik?"
Kenku walks back to the ship. "I see" Kenku says "Unless someone needs to, were ready to go off to our next destination."
Digifanatic: "No, I have nothing to talk about."
Kenku: "You need me to swing back by HQ to drop them off Panzer?"
Panzer gets onto the ship, pointing to the cargo bay and looking at the pets. "Get over there and stay." They... sit there. She nudges one of them with her boot and they scurry off like cockroaches. She looks to Kenku. "No. They stay with me for right now. Where we off to?"
Metal Man (GM): Where are you going next, indeed? Angel Island?
Kenku: "Angel Island. Ari thinks there might be a spell book or two."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is ready to go when you tell it to go.
Panzer: "Why are we going there?"
Digifanatic: "Ari wants some spells."
Rinith: "I'd like a spell or two as well"
Kenku takes off for Angel Island "healing spells actually interest me too."
Panzer: "We have more pressing matters." *She looks around and flips a few of the ship's radio switches, making sure everything radio related is off.* "Bad idea... I got wind of something you might be interested in."
Aribar: "What is that?"
Kenku: "How so?"
Deloth: *Tiredly* "If it's the tube, we already know."
Panzer: "It's tube related. You saw what he has in the tube, right?"
Aribar: "A capacitor?"
Deloth: "A capacitor."
Kenku: "We opened it, it was empty."
Panzer: "Did you make sure that's what it was? Or did it look too advanced and you believed him?"
Digifanatic: "Well, we're still very tenative. He seemed rather mistrusting."
Panzer: "The hell you are. That wasn't a capacitor."
Deloth shrugs. "I didn't know. I have no idea about parts like that."
Kenku: "Ok Panzer... what was inside it?"
Panzer: "I'm not entirely sure how it works, myself, but the guy he got it from is in Wario Land or something, the guy we got the gold statues from. What's his name? John?"
Deloth leans back in his seat, shutting his eyes. "Jack. Could you cut to the chase and tell us what it is, please?"
Panzer: "That's the one. He knows what it is. Supposed to be something to do with... Oh... Nevermind. It's too deep for you guys."
Kenku: "Jack?...Oh great..." *Kenku says.*
Digifanatic: "You know, I saw that coming."
Kenku: "How is it too deep if its a pressing matter?"
Panzer: "You know how I showed you that purple haze, right?"
Deloth just reads Panzer's mind.
Digifanatic: "Yes I did."
Panzer doesn't have a mind. She has a CPU.
Kenku: "Yea, the stuff you were vaporizing stuff with?"
Panzer: "That 'Capacitor' Is supposed to be an integral part to making one of those fields."
Metal Man (GM): Actually no, Deloth does read Panzer's mind, and that is 1101010101010100101100110101 Oh dear. As I said before.
Kenku: "What? why the crap would Red Text... Uh... oh..."
Panzer: "Has he been acting fishy?"
Deloth: *Deep breath* "So now we go pound the shit out of him and take it back."
Panzer: "Because I haven't been able to figure out what he'd want that part for. I'm just curious where Jack got it from, and how he knows RT."
Aribar: "It has been a while since a past ally has screwed us over. I guess we should just get back to the stadium and ask him. Jack worked for Red Text for a time."
Kenku: "I dunno... but if my thinking is right... he could be setting up to take out the 'bad guys' in his own hands."
Panzer: "You know he won't tell you. I'd rather go to the source."
Digifanatic: "That being?"
Panzer: "Jack. He's the one who sold him the part."
Digifanatic: "Ah... dunno where he is, though. You have any idea?"
Kenku: "Good luck on that... Jack is fighting Ari in Maverick Continent... Last we knew at least."
Panzer: "Who, RT or Jack?"
Panzer: "Jack is somewhere in Wario land."
Rinith: "So angel island is on delay."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, at least for a little while."
Kenku: "Hmm... really... I wonder if he gave up. On the delay... up to you guys."
Panzer: "We can get to it later. It's not pressing. I'm more perturbed by this right now."
Deloth: "For now, let's go find Schatze and wring some answers out of him."
Kenku: "So Wario Land then?"
Panzer: "If he's acting weird, I want to find out what else he's gotten from Jack and why. What else has he been doing? Been building anything?"
Deloth: "He bought a whole bunch of weird stuff at a store. Computer hardware."
Panzer: "To Wario Land."
Digifanatic: "Not sure... last time I checked, Schatze--yeah, buying things."
Panzer: "Computer hardware? Anything else?"
Kenku reset his coordinates to Wario Land after checking the map.
Metal Man (GM): You see it... on this map I will now link on the page so we don't have an issue with finding it again.
Deloth: "A houseplant, a candy bar, and a ceiling fan."
Panzer: "A plant?"
Kenku chuckles. "He knew you were watching, they're all red herrings."
Panzer: "What kind of plant, I've done some weird spy-shit with plants. How do you think I got promoted to First Seargent in my unit?"
Deloth: "Which is why I didn't mention them earlier. ...How the hell should I know? It looked like a plain old potted plant."
Digifanatic: "I think there are some red herrings in there. Just a couple of wacko items to confuse us when they really mean nothing at all."
Panzer: "Hmm. Damn. Next time he acts funny, I'll watch him. I need all the little details you guys might miss."
Rinith: "I miss too much stuff." -.-
Metal Man (GM): So Wario Land pops into view. First thing you see is, yes, some kind of construction going on... in a weird looking area.
Digifanatic: "The tube hasn't done anything strange since we landed, though."
Kenku looks over the area, checking out how it compares to the mushroom kingdom before calling for directions and clearance.
Panzer: "Observe, it's easy to make things out of mundane items." *She pulls off a panel in the ship and takes out a small box of spare chips and fuses. She takes a bit of wire that was hanging off the hull and looks at their hands.* "Anyone wearing jewelry?"
Kenku: "Wait till we land before than demonstations please Panzer."
Panzer: "Very well. I need a small crystal though. Or a thick piece of glass with the right tune to it."
Rinith: "If I had my stuff that's now lost to the void... Not that I'd let you touch it." =/
Deloth: "...For what, Panz?"
Panzer: "You will see. It's useful if you're captured. This is a complicated version though."
Aribar: "I have a small magic crystal... As long as you don't destroy it, you can borrow it." *Aribar takes out the crystal that X said could be used to enchant weaponry.*
Panzer: "It won't be harmed."
Metal Man (GM): There's a simple landing place nearby. The ship seems to have no problem navigating to it.
Kenku lands at the pad, and steps out. He keeps one hand on his sword just in case. "Umm... keep an eye on your coins just in case."
Deloth steps out with his swords out. "Oh no. I may be broke for only the one hundredth time."
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign near the launch pad.
Aribar: "Ah, yes. My absolutely massive sack of coins. I hope nothing happens to it." *Sarcasm aside, he stays inside the ship until Panzer is done with her trick.*
Panzer sits down with the parts, pulls one of the chips apart and more or less makes a ghetto receiver/transceiver out of it, takes the bits of copper wire and wraps some around the crystal, attaches an end to the chip, the other to her finger for a grounding connection, then pulls off her glove on her free hand with her tail, flicks out a claw and sticks it into an outlet, opens her mouth and some random news channel plays through after the crystal starts vibrating.
Metal Man (GM): 'STAY OUT OF HERE IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU' There's a path leading towards what almost looks like a giant space ship launch pad.
Panzer scoots the crystal around a little and the channel changes to a pop station.
Digifanatic: "Oh wow, makeshift radio. Very nice."
Kenku seesy the launch pad. "Anyone want to guess thats Jack's doing?"
Aribar: "Interesting. I do not know if I could replicate that feat if it is ever needed, though."
Panzer puts things back where they got and gives Ari the crystal.
Deloth: "Probably. Wanna go break things?"
Rinith: "Yeah... I have no skill in such things, point taken though."
Aribar takes the crystal back and exits the ship. "Deloth, why do you want to break stuff owned by a man that has a staff that can shoot death rays?"
Digifanatic: *Leaves the ship.*
Kenku walks towards the space pad.
Metal Man (GM): My other-dimensional counterpart must have said that. I was waiting for you to split it instead.
Deloth: "Makes things exciting, doesn't it?"
Panzer scans around for Jack after getting off the ship.
Metal Man (GM): There's movement down the path. He has little to no defenses.
Aribar: "I'll remember to hide behind you when he attacks us."
Metal Man (GM): You can just stroll in. You see parts of robotic Goombas strewn about.
Deloth: "..." *He walks along, looking at the broken robo-parts.*
Digifanatic: "You're not gonna keep these, too, right, Panz?"
Metal Man (GM): Some look like they were impaled. Others look like they were experimented on, then discarded.
Panzer: "I don't care to repair them."
Metal Man (GM): Some are half-melted into the ground.
Digifanatic: "Ah... yeah, I see."
Panzer checks them out briefly to see if they had weaponry though.
Kenku looks confused. "What are these doing here? I wouldn't think Wario as a technical specialist..."
Panzer: "Told you something's up."
Aribar sighs and continues onward. He doesn't particularly want to deal with any of this.
Rinith: *Keeps his eyes open for something intresting.*
Digifanatic: "Maybe he bought them from Bowser or something."
Panzer whistles and her little bots come scurrying out. She pushes them together like a little crawly carpet and puts the experiments on them and points to the ship and they scurry off again with the experimental goomba parts.
Dragoshi: "Or maybe they were already there. Who knows?"
Panzer wanders down the path, scanning frequently, then stepping off the path to take an alternate route through the woods, rifle at the high ready.
Kenku walks closer to the spaceship pad. "Hey Panzer... what would it take to get one or two of those?"
Digifanatic: *Looks off at the Panzer Jrs--I mean, the MavCon bots* "They're getting good at that already."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer walks off the road while the others walk towards the large tower structure.
Panzer looks back before going into the woods. "They're smart. As for getting them, take me back to that factory and I'll reprogram some for you."
Metal Man (GM): Jack can be seen, bandaged and furiously building... something.
Panzer wanders into the woods now, looking for other outlying buildings.
Jack: "No no no... this won't work." *Shoves object off of table.*
Metal Man (GM): There's only one--the unstable, old tower structure which has a bunch of weird construction supports on it.
Kenku: "Cool, Ill keep that in mind" *at this point he sees Jack and decides to just walk up quiety and say* "Hey Jack!"
Metal Man (GM): It's right behind Jack, and vaguely looks like one half of Mario. The other half is in a giant debris pile next to it.
Deloth crouches down and squints, trying to catch a glimp--oh dammit.
Panzer checks out the still standing tower.
Jack: "YOU..." *He clutches his staff.* "You tricked me into fighting Ael. What were you thinking?"
Aribar: .oO(We were trying to kill two birds by launching them at each other.)
Deloth: *Standing back up* "Trick? They did steal the statues."
Kenku: *The fox smirks* "Not much... you wanted to fight her, and I just through I'd give you the initative."
Rinith: "You guys made him fight someone? heh."
Jack: "The statues..." *He shakes his head.* "Ael told me the Eggman had them. I looked all over his island, and they were nowhere. Therefore... you must have them!"
Kenku shakes his head. "They're gone. Ael took them out of our timeline... well unless she has them on the moon."
Deloth: "Sorry, no."
Aribar: "Eggman did have them. He made a radio antennae out of them, and then Ael took the antennae."
Kenku: "That was a different set of statues Ari."
Jack: "The antenna? Made of golden statues? Nonsense! Where did the gems go? I know you're lying... I saw that antenna."
Deloth: "No idea where the gems went."
Kenku: "Well... if I'm wrong, your talking to the wrong people about the statues. Either way, we came to ask about something you sold."
Jack: "It doesn't matter... you tried to kill me. So it's only fair I try to kill you. Sell? I sold nothing to nobody. What am I going to sell... one-liners?"
Panzer looks for some stairs to climb up to look for more robots or something else shiny.
Deloth: "We didn't try to kill you. Just refer you to people who happened to be psychos."
Aribar: "The only part I had in that decision was being indecisive." *The mage stands off to the side, hoping that neutrality can save him from death rays.*
Kenku: "A-apologize... I guess a better question is have you spoken to Red Text in the last couple weeks?"
Jack: "Of course not, he tried to kill me after James Bond stole the communicator from me."
Kenku: "Oook..." *Kenku says before looking for the others.*
Aribar: "The others have reason to believe that some high-tech parts were sold to him and that he is creating a rather destructive weapon with them."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... some sort of strange artificial intelligence."
Jack: "That's all news to me. I'm the one with the destructive weapons."
Deloth: "Not anymore, apparently."
Jack: "And I'll destroy you unless you get me the ten statues... ...or the gems that were on them thereof! The gold... forget the gold. It's gold. I have lots of gold."
Aribar: "Why do you want those gems?"
Kenku looks around at the new voice "Uh... Hey Andrew, didn't see you get on"
Digifanatic: "I didn't either, but hey, sometimes quiet is better."
Jack: "Why do I want them? Well, I could just kill you."
Metal Man (GM): He points the staff at Aribar.
Jack: "You don't ask the questions. You lost that right when you nearly got my head blown off by giant blue rays of destruction. That jerk... ...I hardly scratched him with a death ray which would erase you all."
Metal Man (GM): He has his back turned to the table...
Deloth takes a quick glance at what's on it.
Aribar: "To my knowledge, those emeralds contain great power, but essentially drives their owner mad. Somehow, I imagine that you would want to be sane to spend your fortune."
Metal Man (GM): You see a wrench and some crudely built gem with a lot of machinery on it. It looks similar to his staff.
Jack: "My knowledge is better. This staff has more power than you think."
Metal Man (GM): He points at a marking on his staff.
Jack: "It drives most people mad. But with this staff I can utilize them indirectly. And guess what I want to do to a magic-hurling maniac... with powerful energy controlling gems? Naturally I require all the gems, and you have uselessly lost 10 of them to a man who doesn't know what magic is and made a dumb antenna out of them. So what'll it be? Get me my gems, or death?"
Metal Man (GM): His staff glows ominously.
Aribar: "There were emeralds on the statues we stole?"
Deloth: *Calmly* "That antenna could have gone on to bigger and better things, you know."
Metal Man (GM): *TSEER* A death blast misses Aribar's ear by an inch.
Jack: "Don't play dumb or you won't have a mouth to be dumb with."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to Deloth.
Jack: "Sure, but it isn't doing squat for me."
Aribar flinches away from the blast, "I'm not playing dumb, but merely making sure I understand the details before I provide information!"
Deloth: "I take it you have no leads on where the gems are?"
Jack: "Understand it in yo head. I want the gems, not your head trip. ..."
Metal Man (GM): He fires again, missing Deloth by an inch.
Jack: "Antenna. Eggman. Statues went to him."
Deloth: "And he doesn't have them anymore."
Jack: "So I can only guess that he senselessly set the stones aside when he was done. Why don't you ask him? Huh?"
Aribar: "Okay, let me explain exactly what happened."
Kenku tries to calmly say "Alright Jack, calm down, I'll radio him."
Metal Man (GM): *TSEER* It misses by half an inch this time.
Deloth calmly watches the deathbeam zoom off into the horizon. "You're probably killing many innocent seagulls with that."
Digifanatic: .oO(Don't incite him...)
Aribar: "We got the statues. For some reason I can't remember, we decide to stab you in the back and give them to Robotnik. He makes an antenna that has special properties out of them."
Jack: "I will take that one crack. One. If I hear any more it'll be you who's cracked. Well, it's good you're honest."
Aribar: "I don't know if the emeralds were included in that construction or not. If they were, then Ael now has them."
Jack: "Because you'd be dead otherwise."
Aribar: "Er, I skipped something..."
Jack: "You musta missed something. The golden antenna is still there."
Kenku: "Robotnik has the antenna back Ari."
Aribar: "Ael and his deceased... What? He does? How? Why?"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: Radioing Robotnik?
Kenku: "Cause Ael gave it back... anyway." *he says and grabs a radio.*
Jack: "And don't mention my name to Robotnik. You know his stance with me."
Kenku: "Right... Right" *Kenku says as he buzzes Eggman.*
Dr. Robotnik: *Radio* "Huh? What?"
Aribar would mutter this to Jack so that Robotnik wouldn't hear. "... In any case, Ael and his deceased partner Pandora attack Robotnik. We conveniently happened to be there at the time, and had a brief scuffle. They took the antenna and erased any evidence of their existence except our own memories. The others apparently know more of what happened after this than I do."
Kenku: "Hey Robotnik, its Kenku of the Questers... when you built the antenna, what did you do with the statue's gems?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Gems... gems... ...hurled them to the side. Why?"
Kenku: "I see... We have a potential buyer interested in them... could I be able to pick them up?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Y--" *Static* *Hiss* "We now return you to Wheel... of... FORTUNE!!!!"
Kenku blinks and tries to call Robotnik Back.
Dr. Robotnik: "You're up, Mr. Cartwright." *Wheel spinning noises.*
Jack: "...So? Where are the gems?"
Kenku looks to Jack "Ok... he says they're there unused... I'll go get them for you... one sec although." and beckons the Questers over.
Aribar thinks up a horrible idea. .oO(I wonder if Jack could deal with that wizard in that dark world?) He walks over to Kenku. "Yes?"
Digifanatic: *Walks over as well.*
Jack: "You had better not be planning against me. You won't make it a step away."
Kenku whispers "Robotnik was about to tell me that I can have them... but he got cut off... and it looks like Jamming." He looks back to Jack "No... No... we're going to get them for you."
Digifanatic: *W* "Yeah... do continue."
Kenku: *W* "All I'm saying is, we might want more than me flying over, although Jack will probably want someone here to make sure we follow the deal."
Panzer walks in, dusting her grimy hands off. "Well, that sucked."
Aribar: *W* "If needed, I can stay here and fulfill that roll."
Panzer blinks, seeing them in a group.
Kenku: *W* "Ok then... is everyone fine with that?"
Deloth: *W* "Nah, I can hang back. The only real thing I can do is rip stuff up with my dark sword, and anyone can do that."
Aribar: *W* "Who here honestly believes that if we leave Deloth alone with Jack, there will be anything left of the cat when we get back?"
Rinith: *W* "You can teleport, right Aribar?"
Kenku: *W* "We don't want too many hanging back... but I'm fine with you two."
Deloth: *W* "I resent that, Ari."
Kenku: *W* "If others are."
Deloth: *W* "It's TRUE, but I resent it anyways."
Aribar: *M* "If you want to stay, then be my guest, Deloth."
Digifanatic: *W* "Yeah, as long as everyone keeps their cool, things will be fine."
Deloth: *Shrugs* "Sure."
Kenku whispers "Ok" and then turns to Jack. "Ok, we will get your Gems and leave a couple peeps here as a guarantee to you."
Aribar: "While you people decide..." *He walks over to Jack. Or, at least as close as he can get before the crazed rich man points the death staff at him.*
Panzer walks over to Jack non-chalantly and looks at them in a group. "What're they doing? I was oiling my robots."
Deloth walks back over to Jack, plants his swords into the ground, and takes a seat on the ground.
Aribar: "Jack, have you ever thought about becoming a librarian?"
Jack: "Librarian? Not enough killing. Too many people. They were busy trying to fool me into thinking they didn't know where the other gems are. I need them... want them now."
Aribar: "The type of librarian that I'm thinking of would initially require killing, wouldn't have to deal with people, and could potentially be paid a great deal of money."
Kenku: "Are you fine with the deal Jack?"
Panzer shrugs a little. "They do that. Gems? I must have missed a lot."
Aribar: "We recently encountered a continent shrouded in dark clouds; feral beasts seem to run wild there. A crazed mage rules over the land, and has an incredibly extensive library which he has gained through bloodshed and thievery."
Digifanatic: *Heads back to the ship while Ari does his conversation.*
Kenku waits for Jacks response.
Aribar: "Spellbooks are a rare and precious commodity in this world, and if you owned a large library of them, I think you could earn an impressive amount of money."
Jack: "Bring me the stones and I will not kill you. Then perhaps I will think of this library. Who owns it? Leave the people and leave for the gems." *He points to Kenku.* "Do not deviate or people will die."
Deloth: "Someone take my swords too, guys. Extra security."
Kenku nods and heads back to the ship "You coming Panzer?"
Panzer blinks. "Going? Where? I have no idea what's going on."
Aribar: "That is the largest problem; we don't know. It's a crazy mage commanding incredibly powerful magic; I know that he can fling bolts of magical energy far stronger than what I can, and I was also able to detect a spell that rivals, if not surpasses, your own deathstaff's power."
Dragoshi: "Yeah... And he has some sort of darkness fetish."
Kenku sees Del's response. "Well... since you offer..." he says and picks up the sword of darkness, before looking to Panzer "Back to Robotnik's, need to pick up something for Jack... but don't let Eggman know that"
Dragoshi: "...well, more so a need for it than a fetish, but... still."
Jack: "Well... my device will stop any mages dead in their tracks. Assuming you don't double-cross me and die for it. Like I'm sure you will."
Panzer: "I'll stay here. It will give me a bit of time to work on my robots a little more." *She whistles and a few seconds later the little bots crowd around her feet.*
Andrew: "No, Dragoshi, I am 99% sure that fetish is the right word."
Digifanatic: .oO(Wow, Andrew. Awkward time to start speaking again.)
Kenku returns to the ship and sets it to Robotnik continent.
Aribar: "While I doubt that this mage is as powerful as Ael, I know he is an incredible threat. I only ask this of you just in case you decide you want to go on a... Suicidal mission. In any case, I will head off with the others." *To the ship if Jack has nothing more to say.*
Dragoshi: *Just silently heads to the ship.*
Kenku takes off once everyone is in.
Metal Man (GM): You go to the ship and take off. You're on your way to Eggman's place now.
Kenku tries again to radio Eggman.
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Dr. Robotnik: "DING DING DING You won 10 dollars!"
Metal Man (GM): No go.
Kenku sighs "This is not good... I hope whatever is going on doesn't mean the landing is going to be rocky..."
Metal Man (GM): You see the landing pad up ahead.
Andrew: "Signs point to suprises ahead."
Kenku lands carefully, checking to make sure there aren't any surprises.
Deloth just lies down on the ground and works a bit on his tan back with Jack.
Metal Man (GM): You land. The way is clear.
Digifanatic: *Steps out and walks in.*
Panzer is working on her robots in silence.
Kenku steps out and walks out in the direction of Robotnik's place "Hello?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Hello. What happened? Radio cut out?"
Dragoshi: "It did."
Kenku: "Was wondering the same thing actually... you have the Gems?"
Dr. Robotnik: "The gems are here." *He chucks them at your feet.* "I don't really see what the deal about them is."
Andrew: "They make great eggmacguffins~"
Kenku: "Yea... but the buyer seems to know a little... either that or their pretty nice."
Metal Man (GM): There's five of these.
Andrew: "... That was bad, even for me."
Dr. Robotnik: "They're magic... ...and only every other statue had one."
Digifanatic: "Five..." *Muttering to the group* "There are still five more out there, huh?"
Rinith: *Picks up one of the gems, and looks it around.*
Kenku: "Interesting" *he looks at the gem and then at Del's sword.*
Aribar: "Robotnik, can we happen to get a note written by you attesting to that emerald number fact?"
Metal Man (GM): Big chunky green gems. Very different.
Dr. Robotnik: "Sure." *He writes it down on a scrap o' paper and hands it to you.*
Aribar: "Robotnik, aren't these the Chaos Emeralds?"
Rinith: "Chaos Emeralds?"
Kenku looks at Ari... and hopes hes wrong...
Dr. Robotnik: "No. Merely gems. They're much more boring cousins to the emeralds."
Aribar: "Huh. Interesting." *He takes the scrap of paper.*
Kenku "well then, we are off... thanks for the help."
Digifanatic: "Okay then."
Metal Man (GM): I'll be a little slow, back of my head hurts.
Kenku walks back to the ship with the gems Rinith doesn't have.
Metal Man (GM): You board the ship.
Kenku sets the ship back to Wario Land coordinates. He takes off.
Rinith: *continues to examine them back on the ship, like holding two at once, meditating a second with one, what ever he may do to make them do something.*
Metal Man (GM): They're green... and they don't seem to do much... although holding them tingles strangely. You reach Wario Land, landing pad.
Kenku steps out with the gems in hand, and yells to Jack. "OK we have them!"
Rinith: *tries to charge some magic light in to one.*
Digifanatic: "Rinith, careful with those."
Kenku looks at Rinith. "Careful... we don't want to break one... I'd rather not have Jack angry"
Jack: "Hm? Bring them to me."
Metal Man (GM): He stands there and holds out a hand.
Kenku walks over and give him the 5, and then passes Del his sword back.
Deloth takes it and sheathes it, still lying down.
Digifanatic: "And don't forget the note."
Deloth: "Hey, guys. Got a nice tan while you were gone."
Kenku: "How can you get a Tan with that fur?"
Metal Man (GM): He takes them.
Digifanatic: "It's probably a secret."
Jack: "All five... ...fine. I will not kill you." *He then walks over to the ruined tower.* "Once I merge them with the others I have."
Aribar would also give Jack the note from Robotnik. "There were only five of them."
Deloth: "No, Digi, just disgusting to see."
Deloth: "Like how I managed to deal with that hangover."
Kenku: "What are your plans anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks.
Digifanatic: "...Ah. Nooooo comment."
Metal Man (GM): He looks again,.
Metal Man (GM): He looks again!
Aribar steps away from Jack. And behind Deloth.
Jack: "I knew it. They're gone!"