Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 64: The Mask of Mystery


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Date: 5:33:49 PM, April 18th; 5:40:07 PM, April 20th, 2009.
Rinith: "Well, It almost got me killed twice, so it's not my kind of work. Good point Digi."
Panzer: "Then stick with what you're good at."
Digifanatic: *Finds a flat area to land it.*
Panzer gets out once he lands and goes to look at the truck.
Kenku steps out once landed.
Metal Man (GM): You see an area to land right outside the town, Digi.
Deloth gets out after the landing and looks around at the carnage.
Metal Man (GM): It was a metaphor, however... no actual truck. But now SSQ has a truck just like Pokemon has a truck.
Digifanatic: *Lands.*
Panzer looks around through her scope, scanning the horizon. "What are we here for again?"
Metal Man (GM): You see a roundish, wounded villager person laying on the ground, besides a bunch of thrown around blocks.
Digifanatic: "To fight off the guy that stole Meta Knight's mask."
Kenku: "Were basically looking for someone parading around as Meta Knight."
Digifanatic: "Yup."
Waddle Dee: "Guh... no... don't destroy me..."
Deloth runs over and casts Minor Heal on the Dee.
Digifanatic: "We weren't going to."
Waddle Dee: "I'll do anything, Meta... M... M..." *Zot.*
Metal Man (GM): He wakes up as if from a coma.
Aribar: "We're the Questers; we're here to help."
Waddle Dee: "...You saved me???"
Deloth: "Yeah. What happened here?"
Waddle Dee: "This town has been attacked by... Meta... M... ...M something... he spoke with a lisp..."
Digifanatic: "Yes. Now where's the crazy guy with the cape and mask?"
Waddle Dee: "Go through there, you should see him. He's still at the museum for some reason."
Metal Man (GM): The path ahead looks rather simple.
Kenku runs off to the museum.
Deloth runs ahead at top speed.
Metal Man (GM): A straight o' path... you run and encounter a pile of star blocks forming a wall in your path.
Dragoshi: *Slowly walks behind, letting the others take the brunt of the damage if any potential traps pop up.*
Digifanatic: "Careful... there may be something hidden in here... it looks easily destructable." *Stands far back to allow someone with a ranged move to go for it.*
Metal Man (GM): The blocks sit in the way.
Kenku tries to quietly pop a brick.
Aribar uses the magical powers of belonging in a 3d world to walk around the pile.
Deloth steps back and tosses a Fire ele at the blocks.
Metal Man (GM): You would if you could, buut... It's between two buildings. The Fire Ele eats a hole in the wall. It looks clear on the other side of the wall. You see a ruined market up ahead.
Kenku: "So much for not alerting anyone." *He walks through the marketplace looking at the damage as he walks.*
Deloth just slips through the hole and keeps walking.
Metal Man (GM): You walk over.
Aribar follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): *WHOOSH* Three guys with swords leap out from behind fruit stands!
Knight: "Your defeat is nigh... t!"
Panzer is straggling behind a little, hating such a colorful, vibrant place.
Knight2: "We are the ones of the nigh... t!"
Aribar: "Wait, we're not here to attack the villagers!"
Knight3: "You will die from our swords of migh... t!"
Knight: "Excellent. Then you shall perish as they have!"
Dragoshi: *Pulls out his Flammothrower.*
Aribar: .oO(Not good guys...)
Deloth: "And your lines bi... te."
Panzer: "Three knights who are more or less retarded?"
Aribar decides to save up the majority of his magic for their masked foe; for now the mage approaches the first knight and unsheaths Sunlight before lunging in for a quick thrust.
Metal Man (GM): You thrust him straight--he is hit right quick, It is a very bright morrow indeed! +10 damage.
Deloth: "Alright, look, this is just getting stupid." *Whips out his taser and dark swords and attempts to rip up Knight #1*
Metal Man (GM): You stab Mr. Stupid with your taser of anti-stupid. Also...
Knight: "Avast, you stab hard, but I will prevail with the force of knigh... ts!"
Kenku tries to make a nice long wound across the three Knights with a cleave!
Metal Man (GM): You make a nice long line in the ground. Then another one.
Knight2: "Fie! Do you think you will defeat us with your massive equal sign?"
Kenku: "SHUT UP!"
Knight2: "Up died. His funeral was a sad one. You monster!"
Dragoshi: *Just runs up to the knights and tries to immolated all of 'em with his flamethrower!*
Metal Man (GM): Engrish attack go! Knight 1 is hit all three times. Knight 2 is hit twice, and takes 10 additional damage. Knight 3 is hit once, then twice. Dragoshi hits himself and sets himself on fire for 30 damage due to his rare hit-all glitch of death. Knight 1 takes 40 damage. Knight 2 takes 30 damage. Knight 3 takes 25 damage.
Dragoshi: "...That could've gone better." *Cough.*
Aribar: "Dragoshi, please don't catch the whole world on fire."
Digifanatic: "Still new with it."
Metal Man (GM): Knight1 looks barbequed.
Deloth: "So, Drago, what's next? Sword-swallowing?"
Knight1: "The fires of your bell will not deter us! We are the knights of migh... t!"
Rinith: "Yeah, knights... what ever... Well then."
Metal Man (GM): An Eli Vance made of ice hits the first one! Twice! ...Just kidding. *BAM BAM* *BAM* 20, then 10 damage. The first one, near dead, shines threateningly.
Knights: "We are the knights of three! Thee cannot beat three! We will defeat thee!"
Metal Man (GM): They raise their swords in unison, then leap around all of you like crazed monkeys, before then reaching a triangle formation, surrounding you.
Knights: "Tricornered Triangle Triad Attack!"
Metal Man (GM): They then fly at all of you (threatens all) with three slashes! One dodge check for all of those.
Aribar goes to... Step outside the triangle!
Digifanatic tries to take to the ground to duck under the stabs. *NO!*
Metal Man (GM): 20 damage per hit, as their attack rips the Questers up left and right.
Aribar dies.
Metal Man (GM): No, Panzer, you only dodged 1. You took 40 damage.
Deloth is still standing! Whoohoo!
Kenku grimaces.
Metal Man (GM): Only one required. Rinith takes 40 damage. Only one, Dragoshi.
Rinith: *O* "Gagh..."
Metal Man (GM): One. Eno. Uno. Ein. I'm using the 3 though. Dragoshi dodges every one of the slashes.
Knight1: "Hark! Go on without me, brothers!" *He collapses.*
Dragoshi: *Casually dances around each slash, because, well, why not?*
Panzer takes her time, pulls up a bead on knight 2's head and uses the butterfly method and then pulls the trigger after her aim, not caring to type out all the crap that goes with this. Bang.
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* He ducks really fast, but lacks the luck to avoid it. He is hit. He'd have to get a five to dodge it. Due to his dodge and armor, it's more of a top corner of the headshot, so only 2 extra damage.
Digifanatic sees Knight 1 standing there all icy and shining. He feels there's nothing more amusing than running in and jabbing a golf club into that stomach sheen...
Metal Man (GM): I just had to watch Wyatt Earp injure someone with a thrown pool ball. I mean, hit. Knight 1 is dead, also. Your move hits Knight 2. Knight 2's nearly dead, Knight 3 ain't much better. Time to finish this, ne?
Aribar goes to strike the second knight with Sunlight before rushing over to Knight 3 and stabbinating him!
Metal Man (GM): He is hit both times.
Deloth sends two Dark Eles at Knight #2, one at #3. "This is for your terrible pre-fight lines, bastards!"
Metal Man (GM): Knight 2 dies before he can hear Deloth. Deloth's fury sends Knight #3 falling over. Battle over! The Knights are in disarray and pieces before you: all that lay ahead is the front of the museum. Just one problem--the doors are locked. To the left is a weird star block. To the right is a weird bomb block.
Kenku touches his hand to himself and heals himself a little, and then does the same for Ari (Minor Heals x2/x2)
Deloth looks at the bomb block.
Aribar: "Thanks."
Metal Man (GM): It has a little icon of a bomb on it.
Aribar would go over to the star block and try to push it aside. Maybe it has something behind it?
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *Notes the blocks...* "The bomb has to be hit from a long range... I don't know if we should chuck the star block at it, or simply used a ranged move."
Deloth tries pushing the bomb block in front of the door.
Metal Man (GM): The star block cannot be pushed. It's the type you can break. Deloth: Neither can the bomb block be pushed. It has to be hit, hard.
Deloth: "Hrm..."
Aribar would back away from the explosive block of solid suicide and look up and around to see if any windows are open.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. All locked. Barred shut.
Digifanatic: "Yup, someone's gonna have to fire an Ele or something at the bomb."
Deloth backs away from the bomb block. "I elect you, Digi."
Kenku: "That's what I figure."
Panzer sighs, waiting on them to figure this out, standing back and tapping her foot.
Metal Man (GM): When all else fails use fire.
Aribar backs away and casts White Lightning... On the star block.
Metal Man (GM): The star block explodes. Underneath it is a switch.
Digifanatic: "Oh."
Metal Man (GM): Who knows what's under the bomb...
Digifanatic: *Keeps his distance from the bomb block.*
Deloth tries flipping the switch.
Metal Man (GM): The door opens. It's a museum with a tiled floor. do you enter? It's a little dark inside.
Dragoshi: *Quickly switches out the Flammothrower for his Repeater Rifle, and waits for the others to head in first.*
Kenku walks in slowly.
Metal Man (GM): A statue falls from above at Kenku!
Digifanatic: *Enters, keeping his Chill Blaster on his back for now...*
Metal Man (GM): Roll athletics check, Kenku! *SMASH* 15 damage to Kenku!
Deloth uses two Minor Heals to patch himself up, first.
Metal Man (GM): A statue falls at Digi!
Panzer is more or less watching from the doorway, she scans the room for traps.
Metal Man (GM): Roll athletics check, Digi!
Kenku shakes out of the statue.
Aribar: "Kenku! Digi! Stop destroying priceless artifacts!" .oO(Thank Whaller I didn't step inside.)
Metal Man (GM): Panzer determines there are traps by scientifical analysis of Digi being smashed by a giant statue of Kirby. 25 damage to Digi. Kenku: Proceeding further inside?
Kenku looks upward from where the statue fell.
Deloth: "Yeah, glad I didn't either, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): You see a masked figure hurl another statue at you! Athletics check, Kenku!
Aribar would step into the doorway and hold up Sunlight to cast some light into the dim room.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH.*
Panzer looks at the floor tiles, walking on in, avoiding ones that have raised places in them, or buttons, things that could trip stuff off.
Kenku: "Above! OW!"
Metal Man (GM): 15 damage as an image of King Dedede falls on Kenku. Panzer walks in. A statue flies at her from above! Athletics check, Panzer! *SMASH* 15 damage to Panzer.
Kenku tries to discern a way upstairs.
Dragoshi: "..." *Stays outside, trying to see where whatever's causing the statue chaos to occur is.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: You would cast light up. A man of some sort in a mask! ...Wait, no, that's a statue! And it's heading towards you!
Panzer lets it crack over her head, shrugs, walks back out, climbs the wall and walks over the roof instead.
Metal Man (GM): Athletics check, Aribar! Kenku: You see stairs at the end of the room. Then a giant block falls from the ceiling at you.
Kenku runs for the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): Roll athletics check, Kenku... Kenku dodges the block of doom. He runs into a separate hall of statues, as Aribar is buried in a statue of Waddle Doo. 15 damage to Aribar.
Deloth now heads in and starts running for the stairs.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: You run up to this hall, only to find there's a door blocking ingress. Then you see a masked, caped figure chuck a statue of a knight at Deloth. Panzer climbs up top of the roof.
Rinith: "You guys need help?"
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... Locked. The roof is a weak shingle roof.
Kenku: "Del, get in here!"
Metal Man (GM): It couldn't support Panzer's weight, as Deloth matrixes up to the door.
Deloth slides right under that sucker and gets to the door.
???: "Oh no you don't!"
Panzer walks along the edge of the wall then.
Metal Man (GM): *RIP* *SMASH.*
Dragoshi: *Quickly enters, moving around the place quickly, making sure to make the statue thrower's life difficult.*
Digifanatic: *Goes for the stairs as well, if necessary.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: You see part of the roof collapse up ahead.
Aribar: "Gah! Statues! Pain!" *The half-elf casts Rejoin to get out from under the rather heavy statue and wonders how they can STOP this statue-throwing madn--... Someone's speaking?*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth, Kenku: A giant piece of the roof collapses at you!
Rinith: *Follows after Drago.*
Panzer tries to peek in, blinking.
Kenku yells "Shit!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth leaps to safety. Kenku is buried under debris for 40 damage.
Deloth: *Acrobatical jump!*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would catch a glimpse of a masked, caped man leaping and vanishing down below through a locked door.
Aribar: "You! Stop throwing stuff at us!" *The half-elf fires a burst of fire at the masked menace! Fire Ele, 10 damage!*
Kenku does his best to pull himself out.
Metal Man (GM): And Kenku being buried in debris. And then Aribar lighting the debris Kenku is buried under on fire. The room's a mess, filled with smashed statues and a large locked door.
Rinith: *is running towards the direction of the masked man, if he can see him.*
Panzer shrugs, goes on across the edge of the roof, on the load-bearing wall and climbs down to the other side of the building.
Metal Man (GM): There's also another star block... and a second door.
Aribar: "..." *The half-elf mutters, "Wind Blast" to blow the fire out.*
Deloth Lockpicks the door.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: You'd see no door on this end. Aribar blocks the wind away. The Door resists all lockpicking. There's a star block by this locked door.
Panzer looks around outside, not caring much to try and get back in.
Deloth: *There IS a keyhole on the door, right?*
Kenku tries to get out of the debris.
Metal Man (GM): There's also a second star block stashed in the corner of the statue room. Nope. It's just sealed shut. Panzer: you see the outskirts of town. And a sign showing this is the Museum of Popstar.
Panzer knocks on the wall to see if it's thin enough to be broken through.
Digifanatic: *Did he make it up the stairs?*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: It's solid stone. You'd need more momentum than you currently can get to break through. Kenku moves around and buries himself in debris some more, 0 damage.
Panzer shrugs. Heads towards town.
Aribar uses Kinesis to life the rocks off of Kenku.
Metal Man (GM): Digi: No stairs inside except beyond the strange barrier.
Deloth tries smashing that star block in the corner.
Kenku gets up. "Thank you."
Metal Man (GM): The rocks and debris are knocked off of Kenku. *BOM.*
Aribar: "No pro--Gah! Now what?!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets a faceful of explosion from the deceptive corner block. 15 damage to him. That leaves the block near the door.
Deloth grumbles as he flings an Electric Ele at the other block.
Dragoshi: *Just watches the others do stuff.* :x.
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* another switch is revealed.
Kenku uses a good chunck of his magic to heal himself. (Minor Heal X5)
Aribar: */steponswitch.*
Metal Man (GM): The door opens, revealing not stairs (as it may have seemed earlier) but a small room full of paintings. It's strangely empty. You look into the rafters. No insane people up there now.
Deloth: *Uses another Minor Heal and steps into the room cautiously.*
Metal Man (GM): There's not much here, except a suspicious statue in the left corner
Aribar enters the room... Do the paintings seem priceless?
Metal Man (GM): They appear to be quite valuable. In fact, they have really high values in Popstar dollars listed next to them. You would also pick out a tag from a smashed statue.
Kenku walks slowly over and presses a finger on the statue.
Metal Man (GM): 'Picture of Kirby - 10,000,000' The statue moves a little.
Aribar: "Ten coins say that he's in the paintings." *The half-elf casts Sensory to try and detect the magic in that mask.*
Metal Man (GM): It buzzes slightly. Aribar detects one of the paintings giving off a strange aura.
Digifanatic: *Stands around for now.*
Rinith: "Great, is he?"
Kenku attempts to turn the statue around.
Aribar turns about to face the painting with the aura.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku turns the statue. *BUZZZ BZZZTTTT* Kenku is zapped for 15 damage. The painting is that of... Meta Knight. How obvious yet not.
Aribar: *Pricetag on it?*
Kenku stumbles back "OW."
Metal Man (GM): 150,000,000,000
Aribar: "I believe my magic is detecting him in that Meta Knight painting..."
Kenku looks around for a price or identification tag.
Metal Man (GM): There is none on the suspicious statue, which looks to be of a penguin man.
Aribar would cautiously approach the painting, sword first. He was hoping that the painting would simply be a fake, the the price tag seems to say otherwise. He would cast Rejoin to jump back at the first sight of the painting moving.
Kenku tries to hit the statue.
Metal Man (GM): The painting sits still. Kenku smacks the statue. *BZZT* 15 damage. Unless your sword isn't made of metal. The statue falls over. Aribar gets right up close to the painting.
Kenku grimaces but doesn't care and looks to where the statue was sitting.
Metal Man (GM): It was sitting atop... normal floor panel. Aribar, meanwhile, is so close he can small the oils of the painting.
Aribar would slightly tap the painting with his... ah, laser fire sword. And hope it doesn't catch on fire.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, careful there..."
Kenku looks at the bottom of the statue, and then if that shows nothing, tries to peel up the floor panel.
Metal Man (GM): The painting falls off the wall and explodes! *WHOOSH.*
Rinith: "Well, debts are bad, so please don't break anymo-- damn it!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer rejoins the group and...
Aribar: *Rejoin really quickly?*
Metal Man (GM): Before you is a strange Dreamlander wearing a mask.
Digifanatic: "Well, it's not like the masked guy is preserving the museum any better!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar appears besides Panzer.
Deloth: "Ah-HA!"
Metal Man (GM): He has... a jester hat on.
Dragoshi: *And Dragoshi just has his Repeater at his side.*
???: "Ah! Ah! Who are you! What do you want!"
Aribar: "Bad masked thief! Stop throwing statues and fire!"
Deloth raises an eyebrow as he gets his swords out.
???: "If you're sent by that Masked Man, you should know his evil plan!"
Deloth: "Take the mask off now or we murder you."
???: "He plans to trap all of Dreamland in masks! And take over another world with it!"
Aribar: *... Does this guy have the Metaknight mask on?*
Deloth: "TAKE THE MASK OFF."
???: "He's an evil, evil man!" *He swipes the sword and rips another painting in half by accident.*
Metal Man (GM): He has the Meta Knight mask on.
Kenku tries to grab the fool.
???: "You don't want to believe me? Fine! I'll fight you and all the rest!"
Digifanatic would so love to rip the mask off his face but his HP is too low to risk it...
Aribar: "Calm down, we don't need to fight if we don't have to!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku grabs ???, but the mask won't come off.
???: "Gah! Let go of me! I'll shoot you!"
Aribar: "Plus, we risk destroying these Dreamland artifacts! You don't want that, right?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes to stab Kenku in the gut.
Panzer tries to meander off, not really caring for fighting right now.
Kenku looks rather annoyed "LOOK! I DON'T CARE ABOUT PLANS, YOUR..."
Panzer: "This is bullshit, guys."
Aribar: "That Mask Salesman seems shady to us as well! Just tell us what happened."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku dodges, and lets go.
???: "Let... go! Let..." *Knocks Kenku back into a priceless Kirby painting* *Pant* *Pant* "Put down your weapons! Put them down! Or I'll blow you up! I know you're possessed by the Mask Salesman!"
Digifanatic: "We're not possessed..."
???: "He'll make you kill across several worlds to do his bidding, like he did to Meta Knight!"
Deloth: *Tiredly* "We are not possessed, dude."
Digifanatic: "He just gave us the favor."
Aribar puts Sunlight on the ground and kicks it away.
???: "Meta Knight... died! I didn't steal this! I didn't!"
Kenku: "Far from it! Your the idiot that has been causing havov!"
???: "I took it because his people... people..." *He breaks down coughing.*
Panzer: "Look, dipshit, you're fucking retarded. just go the hell away all ready."
???: "You can't get this mask back, I need it to stop him... he's... possessed the townspeople. Go away yourself, strangers!" *He fires a beam over your heads which rips a hole in the roof.*
Deloth: "Do you have proof?"
???: "I don't need proof... they're everywhere!"
Kenku tries to stop him with a leaping grab.
Metal Man (GM): He is grabbed.
???: "Gah... gah! Enough of you! Die!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires a beam at Kenku.
Digifanatic: "What did Meta Knight's people do?"
Aribar: "How did Metaknight die? How did you get that mask? What happened?"
Metal Man (GM): And if you let Akusai talk in here, TW, I will ban you. Kenku: ...Well, yeah. Do you take the hit instead?
Kenku "Look loony! If you just calm down we may be able to get this all cleared... OW!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): So do you take the hit Kenku? *BLAM* Alas. The hit has knockback. Kenku is thrown backwards for 30 damage.
Kenku grumbles "Sonova..."
???: "No! Stop that! Go away!" *He backs up.* "Meta Knight was absorbed into the mask by the Mask Salesman! He... he eats souls... and revives them!"
Aribar: "Do you still want a mask of yourself, Deloth?"
???: "He tried to make me do his bad work... after reviving me... when Kirby beat me up for that wish!"
Rinith: *Shivers.*
Deloth: "Considering that this person seems to be stark raving mad, Ari..."
???: "I got away, but then he turned the entire town against me! If you want to help me... destroy the Mask Salesman! Only when he is dead will I relinquish this mask... it is... the only safe weapon I have... since he... has Kirby!"
Rinith: "You guys have anyway to tell if hes lying, if he is not lying, I will very well go to the mask guy and kill him my self."
Deloth: *Can I read Marx's mind?*
Digifanatic: "Is killing the salesman the only way to help you get rid of the mask?"
Kenku: "Don't be that hasty Rinith..."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Deloth.
Aribar: "I do not believe I know of a spell to discern truth from lies..."
Deloth just crosses his arms and tries to pick up this guy's thoughts.
Panzer: "We could resolve this problem by killing them both, you know that right?"
Marx's mind: .oO(OHMYGODOHMYGOD THEY'RE GONNA EAT ME AND RIP ME APART AND THEY'RE EVIL SOUL STEALING MONSTERS OHMYGOD AHHHHHH I DON'T WANNA DIEEE)
???: "Yes... yes! the only way!"
Deloth: "...Alright, so. Kill the crazy mask guy?"
???: "There is no other way!"
Rinith: "Soul stealing is perhaps the one thing I don't tolerate from anything"
???: "Kill him... make the bad man go away!"
Kenku: "Guys... were being hasty... something doesn't make sense here on either side..."
Aribar: "Killing everything isn't exactly the best answer to this problem, Panzer."
Panzer: "It is most of the time, acctually."
Aribar: "Dreamlander, will you come with us to the Mask Salesman? Perhaps he can bring back Metaknight from that mask... Or something."
???: "No... no! Soul stealing man will steal my soul too! I know... you're not the first... anyone who listened to me died! And those who didn't... they still seek me!"
Digifanatic: "Alright, Kenku, you want to help us break down both sides and see why neither of them work out? Personally, I say, go back and whoop the Mask Salesman!"
Panzer: "I still think we should kill this guy and the mask salesmen."
Rinith: "If he steals your soul we will know you were telling the truth."
Kenku: "I think we need info from someone who is not on either side of this..."
Deloth: "...Well. All I can say is, this guy doesn't sound like he's a liar."
???: "But then my soul will be gone!"
Kenku: "You know... I'm gonna talk to that waddle dee."
Panzer: "Who gives a fuck?"
???: "And then... then... he will have his army... and... take over another world!"
Deloth: "ANOTHER world?"
Rinith: "No one picked up last time he said another?"
???: "His people... from other worlds... he harvests souls of dead and dying... to use as his army!"
Panzer: "That makes me immune. I have no soul."
???: "He's weird... just like you... you must be some more of his slaves!"
Panzer: "So I'm not inclined to care."
Rinith: "..."
Kenku sighs. "Guys... the dude has done nothing to make us trust him... keep an I on him, I will be back."
Deloth: "Look, calm down. You're really not helping your case here."
Aribar: "Good idea, Kenku. Come back if you find anything."
Kenku walks off to go find Waddle Dee.
Metal Man (GM): You walk off. Waddle Dee is standing by the ruined market.
Kenku walks over slowly "Excuse me... Umm... what do you remember of the attack?"
Aribar: "The Mask Salesman did ask us to retrieve that mask, but we had no prior connection to him. Frankly, he IS creepy and susipicious; he isn't the type of client I'd like to work for."
Waddle Dee: "I remember... a man who looked like Meta Knight, yelling and attacking... then he fought with the guards and turned them with some spell..."
???: "So... you... you go off and find him! I'll stay here... I have no interest in leaving... he is everywhere!"
Kenku scratches his chin and then quickly ask "Before the attack, did you run into a strange man with a mask at any point?"
Aribar: "Do you promise not to be as paranoid and attack other Dreamlanders?"
Waddle Dee: "Of course... I saw him before the attack!"
???: "Y-yes... if they stay out of here!"
Kenku: "I see... What did he do while he was here?"
Rinith: "I hate having the feeling to pick sides." =/
Waddle Dee: "He looked everywhere... then the attack began, as he flew around, attacking people as I just said."
Aribar: "Well, if we can trust this guy, then we will be here if we go to the Mask Salesman. If not, then we follow the trail of destruction... No offense intended."
Kenku: "Oh... well... I mean... did you see another masked man arrive in town before then?"
Waddle Dee: "A Masked Man came by earlier, asking where a mask was. I couldn't find it. He moved on."
Metal Man (GM): Not a Masked Man.
Kenku: "What type of mask was he looking for?"
Waddle Dee: "One like the man who attacked the town was wearing."
Kenku: "I see... Hmmm... thank you." *He walks back to the museum* "As far as I can tell, the salesman was supposedly by earlier searching for the mask... and the attack happened..." he says.
Deloth: *Glaring at the Dreamlander* "So he had nothing to do with it, in other words."
???: "He has tricks. Do you not know of his ability to shape-shift???"
Deloth: "Enlighten us."
Aribar: "He does have all of those masks..."
???: "He could turn into nearly anything... anything he has a mask of."
Kenku: "I wouldn't say that. There is a chance something has been done to hide a secret. In the end, I believe the best course of action is to let him know, and have him come to see the guy, with us in the middle to keep stuff from going crazy"
???: "I-I... I can't see him! He'll kill me! and you! You don't know what he can do!"
Deloth: "It still will, Kenku."
Kenku: "Well... were kinda at an impasse any way else... How's this... I'll stay here and keep an eye on him, and some of you go talk to him about whats going on. If you're so freaked out about it, you could try to spy on him before hand."
Digifanatic: "Well, we have a dilemma here. How do we go about getting rid of the Mask Salesman? We could get the Super Egg Carrier and drop lightning and whatever other wraths on him..."
Aribar: "That is a possibility. We can keep in contact with our radios as well; if this guy--er, do you have a name?--tries to attack you or go away, you can contact us?"
Digifanatic: "The spying part, I suppose could work, but of course, you've got to keep in mind any faults that might blow the cover."
Aribar: "Or we could go up and ask him."
Digifanatic: "Well, we'd have to be very humble about it. Just try to not look conspicuous."
Aribar: "I would think that this is a situation that we'd want to be blunt about. 'Are you stealing the soles of innocent people and planning on taking over the world?'"
Kenku: "More likely he would laugh it off if you asked that."
Digifanatic: "And then he may obliterate us in point blank... I guess my pessimist side is getting the best of me right now."
Deloth: *Sighs* "So. One of us stays here, the others go back and talk to crazy mask man."
Digifanatic: "Ari, maybe? At least he has Rejoin."
Kenku: "I'll stay here... unless you think you're going need me."
Metal Man (GM): Your choice.
Panzer: "I'll stay here jeez."
Aribar: "Try not to kill the Dreamlander."
Digifanatic: "Okay, Panzer. You may stay." .oO(Don't tick her off...)
Metal Man (GM): The Dreamlander looks left, then right, then sits in the corner.
Aribar: *Totheship.exe?*
Deloth heads back to the ship. He's getting really sick of this...
Digifanatic: *Believe so--takes it back to the observatory.*
Kenku shrugs "Meeeehh... I still feel like staying" and decides to stand over in the doorway.
Metal Man (GM): You head on over to the ship. Ship side: *Fastforward* you each the observatory. Gonna enter as usual?
Digifanatic: *Yes.*
Mask Salesman: "So... what's the news?"
Digifanatic: "Our culprit has become, shall I say... defensive, about the situation. He says that you're using these masks to steal the souls of your customers."
Mask Salesman: "He's probably haunted by the mask. It was never meant for him. Souls? Ha ha ha!" *Muttering* "I wish... Nothing more ridiculous has ever been said!"
Digifanatic: "You claim that because you're just an arrogant salesman looking for a cheap buck and a cheap laugh."
Aribar: "He is unwilling to give up the mask unless you're dead. He seems to think that you harbor plans to rule the world."
Digifanatic: "And when I say cheap laugh, I'm talking about how you're using these stolen souls to make your own masks and use them to your advantage in killing innocent bystanders... and then getting a cheap laugh cause you believe they had no chance."
Rinith: *W* "Read his mind deloth."
Deloth tries doing so. Also, thanks for spoiling it, Rinith.
Metal Man (GM): Digi speaks like a snivelling old man. Then he makes a bizarre face at the Mask Salesman. It is quite a sight.
Mask Salesman: "Ha ha ha ha ha! What a funny joke!"
Deloth ...just uses that as cover while he reads Mask Salesman's mind.
Digifanatic: "See? Cheap laugh. You're so stuffed up in your ego you're brushing off my remarks like they're dust."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth reads the following. Mask Salesman .oO(How many more lies will that bugger come up with? I want my mask back! I need it for--) He suddenly turns towards Deloth.
Mask Salesman: "A mind reader... how interesting..."
Deloth: "And just WHAT do you need that mask for?"
Metal Man (GM): He taps a weird trinket. His thoughts are replaced by thoughts of horrifying disco music.
Mask Salesman: "As I said earlier, I needed it to give back to Meta Knight."
Deloth: "Anything else?"
Aribar: "The Dreamlander said that you turned Meta Knight INTO that mask."
Deloth: "And if you've got nothing to hide, why'd you block me out?"
Mask Salesman: "I don't know. Am I allowed to read YOUR mind?" *He peers at Deloth like a madman.*
Deloth: "Sure, go ahead."
Metal Man (GM): He puts on a mask that looks like Mewtwo's.
Mask Salesman: "Oh ho!" *He doesn't transform, but he does gain mind reading powers.* "Yes... he's lying through his teeth... see... I can show you Meta Knight! He just won't show his face ever since the... incident..."
Rinith: "What kind of mask is that."
Mask Salesman: "One of a mythical, mind-reading creature."
Digifanatic: *Muttering very quietly* "How was he able to persuade MEWTWO?!"
Mask Salesman: "You know its name? How funny. I've never actually seen one. Yes... how interesting. I thought it was just a myth told be strange people."
Deloth looks up. "Mewtwo, if you can hear me, we need you down here for something."
Digifanatic: "Cause you killed him?!"
Mask Salesman: "So, you're saying I killed Sigma, even though your memories suggest he was a machine of awesome power?"
Digifanatic: "Perhaps."
Mask Salesman: "...That I killed... THIS MAN???" *He holds up the Elvis mask.* "I don't even know who this is. It makes singing a lot easier to do, though."
Digifanatic: "But you still took Mewtwo's soul."
Mask Salesman: "Perhaps he confused transforming with soul-stealing."
Deloth: "Mewtwo, seriously, we NEED you down here..."
Aribar: "You do both look and sound like a killer."
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm... thanks to Digi's botch, and his trinkets, the man's sort of a brick wall.
Rinith: "Then what do you do?"
Mask Salesman: "Prove it, then."
Metal Man (GM): You can roll a dip check, but the man's very much on guard now.
Rinith: "To get and find the masks."
Deloth: "...Alright, look, I have an idea. Why don't you show us the magic you use to create a mask?"
Metal Man (GM): Your roll is mostly in vain.
Aribar: "Didn't you say that you could show us Meta Knight? Why isn't he getting back his mask?"
Mask Salesman: "If you would promise not to ignore my demonstration, and bring me this person's mask, I might show you... but you wouldn't understand. Because it was stolen."
Digifanatic: "Whose do you want? Meta Knight's or someone else's?"
Mask Salesman: "The one worn by the very person who accused me of a murderer. Here... look."
Rinith: "I hate this..."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a door. Meta Knight, or someone who looks like him, covers his face with a cape.
Meta Knight: "Why did you open that door. I will not speak without my mask. It is shameful not to wear it."
Rinith: "You just did."
Mask Salesmen: "These people believe I killed you."
Metal Man (GM): No effect.
Aribar: "Meta Knight, we've been talking to the person who has your mask. He'd probably be willing to give it to you in person."
Meta Knight: "I cannot simply see him in person. Someone might see my face on my way there. Unless you have an instant solution."
Panzer is in sleep mode right now. XD
Aribar: "...Why don't you wear the fake Meta Knight mask that the salesman has?"
Deloth: "Heck, just cover yourself in your cloak."
Meta Knight: "It is fake. I am nothing without the real one. But can you teleport?"
Deloth: *Points to Ari* "He can."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Kenku and Panzer are still at Green Greens..."
Meta Knight: "Then take me there..."
Mask Salesman: "Do it. I have had enough of this chicanery!"
Metal Man (GM): ( if(condition) { cout << "Blah"; } else { cout << "Blah2"; }
Aribar walks over to Metaknight and tries to do a mass-Rejoin to Kenku and Panzer. The half-elf hopes that this is going to work, but doesn't think it will... 5 charges of Rejoin! ... Or all 14, if allowed.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar warps, taking everyone but the Mask Salesman to Marx.
Meta Marx: "What... gah! It's a ghost! You're dead!"
Meta Knight: "No... you are supposed to be dead."
Meta Marx: "Stand back! I'll kill ya!"
Meta Knight: "The mask is mine."
Kenku: "What?! What do you mean he's supposed to be dead?"
Meta Marx: "No! It's all mine!"
Meta Knight: "It appears you will have to knock it free from him. I cannot simply take it from him like this."
Aribar frowns and unsheaths Sunlight. It appears as if there really isn't a choice now.
Meta Marx: "No... you... you..." *He laughs.* "You're on the side of him... I knew it! Too bad you won't catch ME!"
Metal Man (GM): *BAMF.*
Rinith: *Leaps on him ASAP.*
Metal Man (GM): The wall explodes, and he starts flying away through the air. Rinith can't leap fast enough.
Aribar: "We're on Metaknight's side! He wants his mask back!"
Metal Man (GM): Maybe if you could hit things moving away from a distance... really fast.
Digifanatic: "Meta Knight, do you know where Kirby is?"
Rinith: *Twilight blast never misses.*
Meta Knight: "That is Marx... and Kirby has been captured by him."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Dang."
Metal Man (GM): A Twilight blast hits him, but doesn't down him. He's rocketing away.
Kenku: "Meta, do you know where any Warp Stars are?"
Aribar tries to fire a quick bolt of electricity at the fleeing Marx. White Lightning?
Meta Knight: "He is the true evil force. Do not worry... you have done your job..." *He looks down and then picks up... a part of the painting???*
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's what I was thinking. That, or just simply Kirby's copying ability..."
Metal Man (GM): He puts the painting on his face, poking out eyeslits.
Meta Knight: "I must aid you if we are to catch him."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Meta Knight: "Come back here after you have rested. The Mask Salesman tells me to give you this."
Metal Man (GM): +10 coins to everyone +1 EXP to all.
Deloth: "Wonder if I can stop by and get that mask made..."
Meta Knight: "Then... ...poorly made copy of my mask or not... I shall tell you how to hold down Marx... so the true power of my mask can be restored, and all can be safe from the evil of a misused mask."
Rinith: *Ding.*
Kenku: *nice Drake.*
Meta Knight: "Perhaps... if you perform well enough. I will... assist in repairing the town." *He walks off.*
Aribar: "We've got to stop accepting letters from strangers."
Digifanatic: "Yup. At least letters in strange writing."
Rinith: "... that should be done with out saying."
Digifanatic: "I guess we have no choice but to head back now. At least we have some leads on the situation."
Kenku: "I don't know, this has granted us a big opportunity Digi"
Rinith: "Hmmm... I need to pick up another book or two."
Digifanatic: "Well, he told us to rest, and not only that, we've taken some big hits."
Deloth: "So I wonder what my original form'll wind up being."
Kenku: "I have no problem with that. We resting here, or back at the Arena?"
Digifanatic: "Likely the HQ, but if enough of the others logically suggest otherwise, I'm with them."
Metal Man (GM): You guys can head back. I'm gonna spazz out. And using my magical EXP check thing, I detect it should be 19 EXP, not 18, for Digi.
Kenku: "Ok, I think Ill take my bike on the next trip."
Digifanatic: "That may be a nice idea. Okay, as I said, does anyone have a sufficient reason not to return to hQ?"
Deloth: "...I guess not."
Kenku: "Not that I see. Only reason to stay here is to chase after him, but that looks like a lost cause."
Digifanatic: "Okay... Going once... going twice... Sold. Return to HQ."
Rinith: "I want to pick up 1 or 2 more books."
Kenku: "Be patient Rinith, once we have this dealt with, we will have time to look for them again. Although if the ruins are still open, we can check it."
Metal Man (GM): No, not in the Kirby area. Yet.
Digifanatic: "Alright... So, I'm going back to the ship." *He walks over to the ship, 100% intact for once, and waits for the others.*
Deloth heads to the ship as well. "So seriously, what do you think my original form'll be? Human or dragon?"
Digifanatic: "I'd say dragon... As a Quester, you've had that one more often. And I think the salesman is more analytical towards the Quester side of you than the things you did on Chorrus."
Kenku returns to the ship. "Could be anything Del... maybe even just a simple non-winged version of yourself."
Digifanatic: "Then he wouldn't want it. Unless he purposely wishes not to fly for an extended period of time. He can do that even with his wings."
Kenku: "My plan although is to see if I can experince what it feels like to be one of ancients."
Deloth: "Ancients?"
Kenku: "Well... on my world... in current times, there are no lesser versions of my race... that which talked in barks and growls, and walked on fours. The are what we used to be and thus we called them 'the ancients.'"
Digifanatic: "Ahh..."
Deloth: "Huh. Interesting."
Digifanatic: *Presuming he's taking them back to HQ by now, or even more, they're in HQ.*
Deloth: "All we ever had was humans and dragons."
Kenku: "Interesting."
Digifanatic just sorta shrugs off the conversation for now...
Deloth: "What about you, Digi?"
Digifanatic: "Well, more or less humans and a bunch of animals that couldn't talk... Simply because they didn't evolve that way yet. A few species of course had more complex vocal chords but it's not like they could talk back to you."
Deloth: "Well, gee, that sounds boring."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, though sometimes, more than likely you wouldn't want to talk to an animal. Something about their inner laments about domestication you wouldn't want to pick up."
Deloth: "Like circus bears?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'm not sure if I'd want to be on the receiving end of that conversation."
Natalie: "What conversation?" *A familiar, feminine voice asks from behind.*
Deloth: "..."
Digifanatic: "Deloth? You messing around with my mind again?"
Deloth: *Big-ass grin on his face* "It's not me, Digi."
Digifanatic: "...Oh. Why, I guess Raena's been too grumpy to want to fight, huh?"
Kenku turns around "Uh... Hello?"
Raena: "Perhaps the feel of the Digi-sabre will prove just how real we actually are."
Natalie: "Hey, now, girl, you don't need to cut people up."
Deloth: *Turning around* "Nice to see you two again."
Dragoshi: "Besides... if you tried to cut anyone up... I'd have to tear you apart." *Chuckles darkly.*
Digifanatic: *turning around* .oO(Well now...)
Natalie: "Mmmhmmm. And if you did that, all I'd have to do is swipe a card and she's good as new."
Deloth: .oO(This is too good to pass up.) "Boy, Digi, YOU sure sound nervous in your thoughts."
Dragoshi: "And then we'd just be back at square one."
Natalie: "Yep. And by the way. Training is why we haven't been in-action recently. If you've played a game called Digimon World, you'dknow what I'm talking about."
Digifanatic: "Well, after the prank you pulled a while back, I was a little bit, ah, paranoid."
Panzer grins and changes back into her civis, then hits the radio and blares all kinds of annoying heavy metal music, still working on the Hawk.
Digifanatic: "Yes, Natalie, our good friend Deloth has recently gained the ability to shape shift. He needed to vent his frustrations out away from HQ after one particular mission, so I decided to chauffeur him."
Deloth leans back, listening to the story. He's probably gonna get his ass kicked by Raena for it, but it was worth it, dammit.
Digifanatic: "While I was piloting the ship to where he wanted to vent, he decided to hide out and assume your form..."
Natalie: "My form?" *She blushes a bit, and Raena just shakes her head.*
Digifanatic: "...Yeah. Oh yes, I was more than a bit freaked out, A, because I was first wondering when you snuck onto the ship, not realizing he set me up, and B, the fact that a male shape-shifting into a female... lemme think about this next part... Trying to intrigue a male sounds juuust a bit weird."
Deloth: "Well, I didn't go into EVERY detail. Even I have my limits." *Natalie's voice* "Just enough to fool you."
Digifanatic: "There you go."
Panzer whistles, wipes her hands and puts her earrings back in, puts her tail clasps on and ties up her boots nice and tight, then hops on the hoverbike and takes off.
Natalie: "Hey, that's pretty good! But that's all wrong, it's the wrong tone. *Imitating a female version of Christopher Walken* Y'do it again an' I'll stab y'in the face with a solderin' iron!"
Deloth: "Don't need to now that the real thing's around again."
Rinith: "Ancients..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, for how long?" *Laughs.*
Panzer steers with one hand, reaching down on the side and ripping off the stupid governers that the Hunters have, and kicks it into OD mode, handles down all the way, flying over hills and all sorts of things, riding around near the base.
Digifanatic: "...That statement is gonna stab me in the back."
Raena: "Quite literally if you aren't careful."
Natalie: "Raena!"
Deloth: "So, Raena, I see you're just as violent as ever."
Digifanatic: "Oh, as long as Julian is, I bet Raena will be as well."
Panzer rides up to the others, even driving into the building to find them. "Anyone want to ride with me?"
Digifanatic: "I'm not sure if that's a good idea rolling that around HQ."
Deloth: "Nah, I'll take my own bike later."
Kenku: "Nah... Im going to take a rest and then see how well the bike handles."
Panzer: "It floats. Kenku, remind me to put the governor back on for you. You'll kill yourself on this thing."
Rinith: "Where you from Kenku?"
Kenku "A little world known as Terra, what about it?"
Deloth: "By the way, Raena, want a new sword? I picked it up a while back and I can't really get used to it."
Kenku: "Uhhh... Rinith, are you ok?"
Raena: "Perhaps..."
Panzer: "Pussies." *She kicks off the wall, turns the bike and manages dash through the hallway with it, singing Barrett's Privateers rather loudly.*
Deloth hands the plasma sword to Raena. "Try it out. Just not on anyone, please."
Rinith: "..."
Kenku sees Panzer racing through the hallway. He blinks for a minute, before going "HEY!" and trying to chase after her.
Digifanatic: "Well, now that that's done with..."
Panzer looks back, turning the bike to the side and putting a leg out, stopping with her foot on the wall. "What? I told you I was going to put it through its paces. You have to break them in for them to work right for you."
Kenku: "I was hoping to do that myself actually... but thanks I guess..."
Digifanatic: *Turns to the rest of the conversation* "Right. Raena's sword..."
Panzer: "Wanna come with me? There's room."
Digifanatic just waits to see whether or not she'll accept Deloth's offering.
Blade Raena takes the hilt of the sword and looks at it carefully, noticing every detail.
Kenku: "Sure I guess" *Kenku says and gets on the back.*
Deloth: "Should be a switch on that hilt to turn on the blade."
Panzer: "Got a helmet?"
Kenku: "Umm... I don't think so actually... kinda dumb of me not thinking about it"
Raena: "Hmmm." *She then turns it on and blinks, jumping slightly from the blade of energy. * "Impressive."
Panzer: "Alright. Grab something and hang on." *She kicks her leg off the wall and takes off, flying towards the exit of the base.*
Kenku just grins and hangs on.
Panzer makes it out of the building, sets it into OD mode again and puts the hammer down, the bike picking up speed.
Kenku just is grinning as the wind goes by.
Digifanatic runs back to his room while N&R are focused on whether to keep the weapon or give it back to Deloth! Kidding... after all, it is important a Quester properly analyzes their potential of success with a weapon.
Raena executes a few practice moves with it, then tries to practice with her combo technique, but blinks as she overswings. "It's a little too light for me, though, if it was a bit heavier..."
Deloth: "Okay, sorry about that." *Takes the blade back and switches it off.*
Panzer smirks, pushing up on the 200MPH mark on the speedometer.
Deloth: "I'm gonna head up and stretch out for a while on the bed. Do not disturb." *Slips out of the room.*
Digifanatic: "Alright..."
Kenku is not feeling good "Uh... Panzer... might want to slow it down a little..."
Panzer: "Nope! Gotta break her in!" *She keeps it red-lined, seeing a nice, shallow slope to bank a turn on, doing so carefully.*
Kenku takes the turn as best as his body can, but is feeling sick.
Panzer: "This is why I'll have to put the governor back on for you. Human error is too high when you drive this fast, even just your hands shaking because of your primitve motor functions control could make you flip."
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I think I'm gonna rest a bit, myself..." *Cautiously walks away.*
Kenku: "That's fine... I also probably need to think about getting myself a good suit for next time..."
Natalie: "Alright, see ya. Raena needs to get back to her training anyway."
Panzer: "Alright. Wanna scare Digi?" *She turns the bike again, a bit more harshly this time. She flies for the base, reducing speed to 170.*
Digifanatic: "Okay."
Kenku groggily says "S---sure."
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, they haven't been around since the HQ was put up. They still can't find me...) *as he walks back to his room.*
Panzer flies into the base, speed lowered down to about 40 while entering the base. She weaves through the halls and looks for Digi.
Rinith: *is, somewhere.*
Panzer: "Bah. He must be somewhere else. Want to hop off?" *She stops the bike so he can get off.*
Kenku gets off a little dizzy "Thanks... I guess I need to get some equipment so I can take the high end better."
Panzer: "Yep." *She takes it back to the garage and puts the governor back on and parks it for the night, working on the Hawk more.*
Kenku regains his composure "I'm gonna get some rest. Later!" he says and walks off. He spies Rinith as he returns to the living quarters. "Hey Rinith..." he says casually. "Not that I'm trying to prod or anything, but what was that reaction about?"
Digifanatic of course, would make sure his door is locked, well, in case of certain "intruders." (Xp)
Rinith: "Just a familiar name..."
Kenku: "Familiar? Like, how?"
Rinith: "What is your home world like?"
Kenku: "Well... its... kinda like this central city I guess, although everyone is somewhat like me or... in a way you."
Rinith: "And that's all you ever saw...?"
Kenku: "Well... there are greener areas, and dense winderness, but I was still in school when whatever caused the VR thing to become a almighty teleporter happened."
Rinith: "Well, did you know what it was like outside the city at all? perhaps in books?"
Kenku: "Yes, I had been on trips and such. There are smaller towns and cities, and lots of green once you get out of city limits."
Rinith: *Sits down for a bit, thinking* "Well, whats your place's history then? Sorry if I seem to be asking a lot."
Kenku: "Depends on how far back you're looking."
Rinith: *Shrugs* "Major Wars, before guns. Any part of the world, and if there is non canine people."
Kenku: "Ah, yes there are Non-canine people on my world. In my home country actually the population is rather diverse in fact. As for wars... well... there are always conflicts."
Rinith: *Nods* "That... is all then."
Kenku: "Yea, I was just curious I guess... well... if you got any other questions... just let me know... till then... I'm getting a little sleep."
Rinith: "K."
Metal Man (GM): Recap. The Questers last did some weird errand for the Mask Salesman. They encountered Marx, who had stolen Meta Knight's mask. After some ambiguity as to who was evil, Marx fled and Meta Knight fashioned a new mask out of a priceless painting. He then told the Questers to come back later after resting before they could catch Marx. The Questers are currently at HQ, where no new mail has piled up and all seems peaceful.
Panzer is out racing on the hoverbike again, governor off.
Deloth heads down from where he was resting, going back to the ground floor.
Digifanatic is taking a slow stroll into the kitchen area, looking for a soda or something... he pulls one out before walking back to the common room.
Deloth: "Well, I feel rested and ready to go."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Digifanatic: "...Yeah."
Metal Man (GM): What, exactly, do you want to do with the bike, Kenku?
Aribar is in the library looking over his spell book and preparing for their inevitable confrontation with Marx.
Metal Man (GM): All's normal as can be. Especially that strange man wearing a fancy suit who has mysteriously appeared on the outskirts of the base and is taking pictures of it. Perfectly normal.
Digifanatic: *You can tell by the slight hesitation before that 'Yeah' that he's about as ready as he'll ever be... a bit disheveled but he'll be alright.*
Kenku is buzzing around on the hoverbike, making sure he knows how to drive it well. Seeing the guy, he buzzes slowly rides out to him "May I help you?"
Panzer rides up to him, in civis. She's also found a biker helmet. "What the fuck do you want?" She'd apparently driven passed him a few times.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, yeah, yup... let's go take down Marx."
Suit: "I am a promoter for a magazine and am photographing this area to feature it in the next issue of Mobius Monthly. Would you mind if I took some pictures inside your base?" *He's wearing a smart looking Fedora and using a rather small, durable, black rectangular camera. It's like a black box.*
Kenku: "As long as you don't do something stupid, I don't see why not"
Panzer scans him silently, contemplating. "Let me think."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is there... to the side. Panzer would detect the man to have a number of devices on him. None of them explosive, merely things you would see as civilian cameras, a telephone, etc.
Digifanatic: "Problem is, I think we'd have two very annoyed Questers in Kenku and Panzer if we left without them... they seemed ready to make the return with us."
Panzer: "I guess it would be all right. Want a ride or something? You're carrying gear."
Digifanatic: "By the way, anybody see Andrew lately? Need to talk to him about something."
Suit: "I figure it would be harmless." *He gets on the bike. His face is vaguely Italian.*
Deloth: "Meh, I can wait a few minutes... and no, Digi. Sorry."
Digifanatic: "Alright."
Kenku turns and heads back for his base.
Panzer kicks off and goes flying for the base. "Hope you're hanging on. I only drive fast."
Suit: "Hm." *He hangs on, tenatively, but decently enough to keep from flying off.*
Digifanatic: *Takes another couple of glugs from his beverage.*
Panzer pulls up outside the base to let him off. "Go on in."
Deloth: "So, Digi, what do you think about this mask salesman guy?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks right into the base. Assuming nobody stops him, he begins taking pictures of all the areas commonly left unlocked.
Digifanatic: "Strange, enigmatic guy like we usually encounter."
Deloth: "..."
Digifanatic: "Uh, hello?"
Deloth gets up in a spin and grabs the guy's arm in mid-photo. "Who the hell are you?"
Panzer parks the bike in the garage and gets suited in her armor, walking out with her helmet under her arm, going to find the gaggle.
Suit: "If you could let go of my arm." *He stands there.* "I am a photographer for Mobius monthly. I was invited in by one of your friends."
Panzer: "It's alright guys. I scanned him, he's not dangerous."
Suit: "But if all you want is a picture of an arm to represent you to the world, I will oblige."
Deloth: "Could I see some ID?"
Suit: "I can't open my wallet one-handed." *He shakes his arm.*
Panzer: "Let him go Deloth."
Deloth: *Lets go, glaring.*
Digifanatic: .oO(I wonder how much thought Panzer gave it.)
Metal Man (GM): He flips open a wallet and shows his ID. It shows a picture of him in a slightly different outfit, as the name "Zalman Grundy."
Zalman: "Is that good enough, or do you have a quarantine unit for me and my camera and cell phone?"
Deloth: "...Fine. Go ahead."
Zalman: "Hmph." *He walks away, continuing to take pictures.*
Panzer: "Deloth, you're always the one fucking up, whyy are you trying to play the hero now?"
Deloth: "To make up for lost time?"
Panzer: "You're doing a shitty job of it."
Aribar continues busying himself in the... Empty... Library.
Metal Man (GM): Zalman walks through the library, taking images of it, before making his way back towards the entrance.
Aribar simply stares at the man taking picture of empty shelves... But doesn't say anything. The half-elf doesn't want to deal with any crazies today.
Panzer is by the entrance. "Satisfied?"
Digifanatic: .oO(By the way, Deloth, I kinda have an idea how you feel. You can't sleep, I can't risk going to the pool area anymore! This conversation just ended.)
Deloth: "Digi, seriously, it's not that bad." *He grabs a seat again in the common room.*
Digifanatic: "Eh... so, oh right, we should have Zalman leave before we head for Green Greens again."
Zalman: "As much as I can." *He shakes his wrist.* "You would think they'd want tourists here in this... decked out Stadium... that no one does anything in."
Panzer: "The guy that grabbed your arm is just having a shitty day."
Zalman: "But it's your multi-use standardized stadium to waste, not mine." *He chuckles and then goes to walk out.*
Digifanatic: "Because we're too busy dealing we crises to get any extended leisure time to promote anything..."
Kenku joins the others.
Dragoshi: "Yeah..."
Panzer: "Well. At least he didn't see the garage." *She laughs to herself.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks away, leaving you about as you were before. Schatze walks over.
Schatze: "So... you going somewhere?"
Digifanatic: "Yes, Schatze? Oh, yeah, well, we were waiting for Zalman to leave... Yup... time to go I guess..." *Heads for the ship.*
Aribar sighs. "Even I can only do so much in an empty library." He puts the Cure book back onto one of the few shelves that have space left on it and goes to try and find the others.
Kenku heads for the ship. "You know... he was telling the truth... we need to get publicity going."
Deloth gets up and heads out to the ship. Usual seat, usual seatbelt, usual routine.
Panzer wanders off to the ship. "Where are we going?"
Dragoshi: *Nods in response to Kenku as he heads to ze sheep.*
Digifanatic: "Back to Green Greens to catch up with Meta Knight."
Kenku gets out remebering something.
Digifanatic: "Likely, he's still got that painting over his face..."
Kenku came back with his bike which he loads in the back.
Metal Man (GM): All seems normal as you get aboard the ship.
Aribar eventually heads outside of the Stadium and sees the others heading to the ship. He jogs over and asks the others, "Thanks for waiting for me... Was some stranger wandering the stadium just a little bit ago?"
Panzer: "We're going back to that fucking place?"
Deloth: "Yes, Panz, we are."
Digifanatic: "Yes, we're going to take care of the masked crazy, and then we'll be out."
Kenku: "Yea, a camera man for a mobian paper."
Panzer: "... Thought you morons already did that."
Digifanatic: "Not quite."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is go to fly off.
Aribar: "He was taking pictures of empty library shelves. I don't think he was entirely in the right frame of mind."
Digifanatic: *Takes it off, presuming later-to-show Questers have been on auto-follow, back to Green Greens.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship is now flying. Things continue to seem normal. Why, I've said that so many times... nothing can go wrong! As you fly over the ocean, you notice something suspicious flying near your ship on radar.
Digifanatic: *Checks the radar* "Oh, now what?!"
Dragoshi: "Hm...?"
Deloth: "...Digi, please tell me you're joking."
???: *Comms* "Bfpbrhf."
Kenku tries to get a better signal.
Metal Man (GM): It's coming up fast. You get a better signal.
???: *Comms* "BRBRWB Brpfhfd Rbgfor."
Metal Man (GM): ...It's approaching WAY too fast...
Digifanatic: "That's still nothing"
Metal Man (GM): What do you do? It's some sort of purple, square-ish ship.
Digifanatic takes the ship on a sharp right hand turn.
Kenku tries to descramble the darn thing.
Metal Man (GM): Roll a tech check. *WHOOSH* Digi sends the ship flying to the side just barely as the purple ship flies overhead. You loose some altitude as the ship turns around to face you.
Kenku: "Whoa!"
Metal Man (GM): You fail to decode the signal, Kenku. About 900 feet.
Panzer: "Just blow it up."
???: *Comms* "Brrrfph."
Metal Man (GM): It's flying at you! Just about 10 feet above you and moving diagonally down at you.
Digifanatic does a quick dive bomb...
Deloth: "Who the hell IS this?!"
Digifanatic: "No clue! I haven't seen a shadw of purple like this in a while! Unless it's Waluigi but I highly doubt it."
Metal Man (GM): The ship moves but the purple ship is not evaded. It responds with shooting bomb projectiles at your ship. The two bomb launchers fire, one missing, the other threatening you... Tech check, Digi.
Digifanatic then goes for a sharp left turn on that second one...
Metal Man (GM): *WHAMMMM.*
Deloth: *Glad he buckled up.*
Metal Man (GM): The other ship BLASTS the shields with some sort of huge napalm bomb.
Aribar: "I suggest we find a place to land, or crash land, if possible. AND start shotting it!"
Metal Man (GM): Fire burns around the top of the shield. Shield is at 70%.
Digifanatic looks to shoot some rounds with the revolving turrets at the odd purple ship.
???: *Comms* "BRRFGB BFFFFT!!!" *It's now heading to hit you, ramming speed!*
Metal Man (GM): Roll one tech check to see if you can counter its descent with the guns, Digi. The ship moves waaay too fast for this ship, seemingly.
Digifanatic: "This thing is INSANE! Who is piloting it?!"
Metal Man (GM): It flies out of the way. *WHAM!* The ship loses 700 feet. shields are at 55%.
Digifanatic: "Kenku, just tell them we come in peace!"
Aribar: "I don't think it cares, Digi."
???: *Comms* "Bgffbfft." *It's turning around to attack again. You have a moment to do... something.*
Metal Man (GM): What do you do?
Aribar tries to look out the window. Is the ship over land or water?
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Digi. You're over the ocean now. Yeah. Well, that, and the missiles. 30 of them. You can fire them, one at a time. They carry a +2 to the attack roll.
Digifanatic decides to fire one missile at the purple ship.
Metal Man (GM): Roll the tech+2 check.
Deloth: "This thing really needs a submarine mode..."
Metal Man (GM): The other ship spins and nearly avoids it. It is hit, but it keeps on coming. You see it fire two missiles of its own at you as it flies by! Tech check to dodge.
Rinith: O.o "Can't I sleep in here?"
Digifanatic: "NOT MY FAULT, RINITH!"
Metal Man (GM): You loop, all right. As the shield is hit by a towering missile, and the entire place shakes and shoots sparks.
Digifanatic quickly scouts the radar for an island to land it on...
Metal Man (GM): Alarms start going off. You are just North of Western island. Near the Mobius area.
Rinith: O.o "Sorry, any way I can help us NOT blow up in a huge ball of flames?"
Metal Man (GM): The other ship is underneath you and turning around again, about to attack. Better do something.
Digifanatic: "I don't know..."
Aribar: "I suggest you try to land on that island. I don't like the groans this ship is making..."
Digifanatic decides to land it for now... it was gonna be his next idea...
Panzer: "Maybe I can snipe the other ship or something." *She crawls up on the roof and secures herself onto a tow point and waits for the ship to move up.*
Metal Man (GM): You go to land. This makes you an easy target.
Deloth: "Crash positions, everyone, this might be a bumpy landing."
Metal Man (GM): Roll dodge check, -1 penalty, Digi.
Deloth tucks himself into a ball and braces for impact.
Metal Man (GM): Yeah. Panzer opens the hatch and gets out to snipe. She would see a massive missile blow up the shield and hurl her back into the ship. The purple ship is now about to crash into you, as the ship starts to lose power.
Digifanatic hits the throttle sooooo late... is there a repair button?
Metal Man (GM): Yes... but you have two choices... try to self-repair... ...or dodge. Choose wisely, then roll another dodge check-1. Er. Tech check-1 for dodge. Normal tech check for repair.
Digifanatic goes for the repair function, considering his horrible luck with dodging...
Metal Man (GM): Digi succeeds in repairing things. While the ship slowly moves to repair and land... *SLAMMMMM* The purple ship rams it into the ground, only losing some of its own shield in the process. The ship shuts down full stop, having been smashed into the ground. The purple ship flies around, ready to attack again. You're in a beach-ish zone with palm trees in it.
Digifanatic: *Into the radio* "Who are you and what did we do wrong?!" *To Panzer* "Take him down."
Deloth unbuckles and bails for the trees.
Digifanatic also goes out of the ship and looks for a hiding spot. Hey, maybe if he finds 100 rings he can 1-Up the ship!
Panzer is trying to take aim as best she can, again opting for the butterfly method, being patient about getting her aim right.
Metal Man (GM): Sniping on the ship, or outside in the grassy knoll--er, hills?
Panzer moved to a grassy knoll. :P
Metal Man (GM): Okay then. Panzer lines up a nice shot as the other Questers would see the purple ship buzz the ground, blasting the crashed ship with laser shots ..
Digifanatic: *To radio* "Please cease your aggression."
Aribar gets out of his seat and steps up to the ship's door. He peers out of it towards the purple ship and casts Sensory to try and get ANY sort of idea of what they're dealing with.
Panzer takes the opportunity to fire as he goes into his strafing run, firing right into the cockpit of that damned thing.
Metal Man (GM): Which continue on to threaten Rinith, and Aribar, since they aren't far enough clear. Panzer: The ship is moving in a slow, predictable line, and is not doing much in particular... your target makes it a bit difficult, but... Add 2 to that q4. So, q6
Deloth: *Running* "Digi, I don't think a simple cease-fire request is gonna be enough here..."
Metal Man (GM): A flying, angular purple space fighter.
Dragoshi: *Quickly exits the ship and looks for a hiding spot as well. wheee.*
Metal Man (GM): The ship zooms out of the way of Panzer's shot. No, it's shooting you with lasers, Aribar. If hit by the laser shots--you take 40 damage. The ship flies around erratically, not wanting to be hit by one of Panzer's shots. In the confusion, Digi finds a hiding place. Kenku, sitting inside the ship, would watch the ship take a bunch of lasers.
Digifanatic wonders if he can contact BLU from here. They've usually got real good weapons...
Metal Man (GM): Better run away from the ship.
Panzer: "Uhhuh. Fuck you."
Metal Man (GM): Digi: You could. The ship's crashed, Kenku.
Digifanatic: *Goes for it.*
Panzer waits for it to settle down again, slightly following it.
Metal Man (GM): And all the guns are on the bottom of it.
Deloth: "I don't get this... who would be trying to snipe us down now?!"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer waits as the erratically moving ship strafes the crashed Quester ship again, this time horizontally.
Digifanatic: "I don't know."
Metal Man (GM): It's practically flying straight towards her, now. +3 to your roll, Panzer.
Digifanatic: .oO(Okay, Engineer, stop drinking and start talking...)
Aribar frowns and takes cover away from the door. His magic probably wouldn't do too much damage to the ship, and his other spells could only help him temporarily escape.
Kenku gets out of the ship, trying to pull his bike out as he does.

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