Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 65: Purple Knightmare


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Date: 6:34:23 PM, April 20th, 2009.
Panzer aims and fires. ^.^
Metal Man (GM): The ship flies out of the way in the nick of the time. However... Its strafing run is for naught.
Rinith: *Gets to running the the cover* "Any one here injured?"
Metal Man (GM): It's now beginning to notice the sniping. The area roughly around Panzer starts taking fire. It hasn't found Panzer yet though.
Panzer: "Well, at least I can distract him. Effect repairs on the ship."
Digifanatic: *Radios Engineer* "Hello, Engie, this is Ian from the Questers. We're being mercilessly fired upon by an unknown purple ship and we'd like some extra firepower on our side..."
Metal Man (GM): Someone will have to turn it on to repair it.
Panzer is in her camo armor in some grass. hard to find. XD
Digifanatic: *Radio* "Right now, we're situated on the Western Island, near Mobius..."
Metal Man (GM): Time is running out for that. A decent set of shots may make it impossible to activate.
Engineer: "Hm. We don't particularly have anything faster than a boat, here. It'd be about an hour."
Panzer: "Hurry up, if I take too many more shots he'll see me and blow me to bits."
Digifanatic: *Radio* "Oh... an hour is way too long. Thanks but no thanks."
Metal Man (GM): The hill slowly catches on fire as the ship mows down palm trees and smashes into some other palm trees.
Digifanatic: *Hangs up and tries Robotnik.*
Metal Man (GM): You'll need to say the message for Botnik too, as... *BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM* Panzer's hill is now pretty much blasted apart.
Digifanatic: *Radio* "Dr. Robotnik, Digi from the Questers... we've got an unknown purple ship firing at us and our downed ship from the Western Island near Mobius..."
Aribar notices the gunfire has turned away from the ship. He quickly slips towards the door and attempts to summon up as much magical force as he can muster; the mage curls his hand into a fist before thrusting it downward; magic and kinetic force would hopefully make the hostile ship mimic the action and smash into the ground. (Kinesis x 5)
Metal Man (GM): The ship assumes Panzer is dead or something, and turns around to strafe the ship again.
Digifanatic: *Radio* "This would be a job for the Super Egg Carrier, if you please."
Metal Man (GM): It turns around and then is smacked by kinetic force. Aribar's kinetic force causes it to stop mid-air as the engines fight against the force.
Dr. Robotnik: "What's a job for what?"
Panzer waits, lining up another shot, trying to make this one count, putting her century of training in sniping on the line. "Fuck you." She watches him turn to fire at her, unmoving. She fires when it moves to strafe, as it stops she fires another shot at the cockpit. Two in all.
Digifanatic: "We're being attacked by an unknown purple ship."
Aribar: "I can't hold it for long! If anyone's got ranged attacks, attack it now!"
Dr. Robotnik: "And I'm not... just any errand boy... I may cost you some... money."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: Fire away, it can't move. Two rolls.
Digifanatic: "How much you want?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Just 100 coins."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we can split that."
Metal Man (GM): +1 to accuracy on each, Panzer.
Dragoshi: "That we can."
Metal Man (GM): The ship is stuck. It can't possibly dodge these.
Deloth: "YOU'RE CHARGING US?!"
Metal Man (GM): You hit through the field and hit something, registering damage.
Panzer: "Well, its shields are fucked up."
Dr. Robotnik: "I will... er... be there in 30 minutes."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, we have no idea how strong this ship us!"
Panzer: "Want me to fire again?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship breaks free of Kinetic.
Digifanatic: *Radio* "30 minutes? Sorry, that may be too long."
Metal Man (GM): It seemingly homes in on where Aribar is and fires a missile at him.
Digifanatic: .oO(Why would it take Robotnik 30 minutes in a ship like the Super Egg?!)
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, I have to load all the missile launchers."
Aribar: "Gah! It got away; seek cove--MISSILE!" *The half-elf dashes away from the ship and... Hey, this isn't a very good plan. He looks for some cover away from Panzer and the others.*
Panzer: "Let me guess. You all only have swords and short range weapons."
Dr. Robotnik: "I don't generally leave all the explosives right where they can explode in my base."
Digifanatic: *Radio* "Understood."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Aribar leaps and then explodes.
Digifanatic: *R* "What about the lightning bolts?"
Metal Man (GM): He flies away, on fire, taking 80 damage total.
Dragoshi: "I have a few long-range weapons..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I can come now if I only use lightning. Are you sure that will work?"
Rinith: "I only got magic."
Dragoshi: "Dunno if they'd be any good at this distance, though."
Metal Man (GM): The ship flies around, now that Aribar has been sent flying, towards your crashed ship.
Panzer grumbles. "Anyone get a plate number?" She takes a potshot at it as it starts to fly off.
Digifanatic: *R* "I hope."
Metal Man (GM): *Ping* *Miss.*
Panzer: "Out of my range. Oh well."
Rinith: "And I don't think we need Robotnik's help, myself."
Aribar dies. Yay.
Metal Man (GM): The ship, having taken some minor damage, strafes at the Quester ship. 80 damage????
Digifanatic: *Away from radio* "Rinith, we have no idea if the ship's at 10% or 90."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is made of... linoleum?
Panzer: "Thanks guys. Glad you helped." *She sees it strafing again? And fires one more shot?*
Deloth: "Oh, shit, we're gonna be stranded here if our ship gets blasted!"
Rinith: "... Well then, I still think we can blow it up."
Metal Man (GM): Oh, right. It half-begins strafing, only to be drawn off dodging the shot.
Rinith: "I'd rather have BLU help us and we keep this thing off, cheaper, and someone I trust more"
Metal Man (GM): The shot hits the side of the cockpit. It throws a small spark. Not any real damage, but it's mad now.
Digifanatic: "Rinith, it's gonna take an hour!"
Metal Man (GM): It's now approaching the hill Panzer is on.
Digifanatic: "We could all be out cold in an hour!"
Panzer gets up and runs. o.o
Dr. Robotnik: "I will be coming shortly... in 30 minutes... unless you say otherwise."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer begins running... it's a burning hill. Yes. It tries to strafe Panzer. Dodge check, Panzer.
Panzer dives onto the backside of the hill and roll down.
Digifanatic: "Fine. 30 minutes, 100 coins." *Hangs up.*
Metal Man (GM): *PEW PEW PEW PEW* 40 damage. Panzer hurls herself out of its sight after being hit by a laser.
Dragoshi: *Pulls out the AR-53 and inspects it...*
Kenku looks to Panzer as he gets on his bike "Panzer, get on! We need to bait this thing to the stadium."
Deloth leans out and tries firing three shots of Electric Ele at the ship.
Metal Man (GM): The ship turns around and is now moving in to attack the Quester ship. A machinegun... but if I haven't given stats? It has no ammunition. :P
Panzer has a hole clean through her chest at this point. "FUCK YOU GODDAMN IT." She leans over the hill laying down, using one shot one kill.
Metal Man (GM): Island. Western Island. Then it's just what the stats say. A rate 1 machinegun.
Deloth: "Dammit, I REALLY wish I had some stronger magic here..."
Panzer: "Someone else fire on it damn it!"
Digifanatic decides to pull a really high-risk moving considering its stats--a round from his Chill Gun, firing it at one of the purple ship's engines.
Metal Man (GM): The ship dodges again, but also again fails to hit the ship.
Deloth: "That's what I'm DOING!" *Watches the Eles arc toward the ship.*
Panzer takes 15 from uber recoil.
Metal Man (GM): It is hit by a chunk of ice at the shields while dodging.
Dragoshi: *Shakes head, puts it away, and pulls out the Maverick Repeater Rifle instead. He has no idea if it'll work at this distance, but he tries to get a bead on the ship and fire two shots at it.*
Metal Man (GM): It's about 50 feet up. Real low.
Panzer stays on the backside of the hill, camouflaged.
Metal Man (GM): The Chill Gun hit. Deloth's Eles bounce off the shield.
Rinith: *is still trying to twilight blast the cockpit to blind any pilots.*
Metal Man (GM): It notices the group of Questers: Deloth, Digi, and Dragoshi.
Deloth: "Fffff..."
Metal Man (GM): It fires a missile at them.
Kenku tries to use the ship as a jumping platform and come up for the slash.
Metal Man (GM): Roll dodge, Deloth, Digi, and Dragoshi. Also, it is hit by both of Dragoshi's attacks.
Deloth: "OH SH--"
Metal Man (GM): 80 damage if hit by the missile.
Deloth: *Explode.*
Metal Man (GM): And hurled away on fire. The twilight blast flickers in the cockpit as the shield begins to lose power.
Digifanatic: *WHEE! Where does he land?*
Dragoshi: *Gets blown the fuck up, but survives.*
Deloth gets flung away, nearly unconscious and with some nice new third-degree burns.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku leaps up... Roll for the really high slash, Kenku.
Deloth: "Nnngh... oh, son of a BITCH, that hurt like hell..."
Metal Man (GM): As Kenku does the Matrix effect, the ship turns around to attack the Quester ship again.
Rinith: *just keeps gathering energy and blasting the thing while being quite an open target.* =.=
Digifanatic: "Just keep firing things that'll smash the cockpit up... Wait a minute. Ari, you've got Activate, right?"
Deloth staggers to his feet and uses three Minor Heals on himself while he can.
Metal Man (GM): It flies out of the way, spinning.
Digifanatic: "Oh right, he's out."
Metal Man (GM): It turns around to do another strafing run.
Digifanatic: "ANYONE have Activate?"
Kenku grumbs and readies for it to come back.
Metal Man (GM): Your radios crackle.
Digifanatic: *Takes his out.*
???: *Comms* "Bghdbdf vhsdvsd."
Digifanatic: "That's no help!"
Metal Man (GM): Digi holds his radio, distracting him. He cannot do anything to avert it from attacking the ship for this semi-round. Kenku would see the ship coming for him, fast. Do what you will, Kenku.
Kenku: *leaps up for another swing.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku leaps up.
Digifanatic: *Radio* "Do you speak English in blargilangkkk?"
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* Wow, you hit! ... .. Kenku is smacked into the windshield like a bug. And then the purple ship crashes THROUGH part of the Quester ship.
Deloth: "HOLY SHIT!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is then hurled off, filled with jagged pieces, into the ground.
Dragoshi: "..."
Digifanatic: "Oh wow."
Dragoshi: *Whoops!*
Digifanatic: *Hangs up.*
Metal Man (GM): The purple ship's shield is gone, and the front of it heavily damaged. Kenku: You took 100 damage.
Deloth fires three Ice Eles at the ship!
Metal Man (GM): You see the pilot, as the ship goes to escape.
Kenku grimaces and burns through his heals. (Minor Heal X6!)
Metal Man (GM): It takes some hits, ice appearing on it. The ice alone won't be enough. Rinith: Roll for your sword attack as it moves to rocket away.
Deloth: "EVERYONE FIRE NOW!"
Dragoshi: *Attempts to shoot it down with the Repeater Rifle!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi is still distracted by the Radio. Yes... hanging up took your OTHER action. What a jerk that guy was. Rinith: Athletics check. The ship is hit by repeater rifle fire.
Kenku gets up, still healing and walks over to the ship.
Metal Man (GM): Rinith leaps into the ocean. No damage. The ship flies off, smoking, icy, and damaged.
Deloth: "FUCK!"
Metal Man (GM): Your ship's now a convertible. A hole-filled convertible.
Deloth tries firing three more Electric Eles at it.
Metal Man (GM): The electricity flies off into the distance, but it is too far away. Rinith lands on the ice, which then breaks as he lands in it.
Deloth: "..."
Digifanatic: *Re-radios Robotnik* "Doc, the ship has left Western Island. Maybe you can track it while you're prepping the Super Egg?"
Deloth just sits down and facepalms.
Metal Man (GM): He's now in the shallow (1 foot deep) seawater with ice cubes. It's vaguely cool.
Kenku drives over the ship "Anyone need heals?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah..."
Dr. Robotnik: "I could, if I had any clue what object it was."
Digifanatic: "Oh, well, it's a purple ship with a mashed-up front end... don't see purple ships too often."
Metal Man (GM): The Twilight Blast flies over the horizon and probably misses somewhere far off.
Kenku gives digi a couple charges. (Minor heal x2)
Dr. Robotnik: "A pity, the ship has flown into Maverick Territory."
Deloth: "...So... are we still going to Green Greens?"
Dr. Robotnik: "It vanished and I can't track where. Some jammers there."
Kenku: "Maverick Territory... Great..."
Metal Man (GM): The ship may or may not be salvageable; it's sitting there, throwing sparks.
Kenku: "Man... this is gonna take some money to fix if we can..."
Deloth walks over to the ship, groaning, bleeding, and burnt. "Man, how are we going to get anywhere NOW?"
Kenku Sees Del. "hey you need some help, or do you got it?"
Deloth: "I might..."
Dragoshi: *Has taken only...80 damage.* :x
Rinith: *heals Drago twice, anyone else?*
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik's ship appears overhead.
Kenku would say hes good, having spent his own.
Metal Man (GM): Robotnik floats down in his Egg-o-matic.
Dragoshi: "Thank you."
Dr. Robotnik: "My my... look what we have here."
Rinith: *heals Deloth once, Digi?*
Dr. Robotnik: "This is not a hundred coin mercenary attack fee. This is... a hundred coin towing fee! Unless you are as much a GENIUS as I and choose to move it yourself."
Deloth: *Monotone* "I'd be tempted to just for your attitude."
Dr. Robotnik: "That Galactic Federation technology really is useless, isn't it?"
Digifanatic: "No, it's not useless."
Kenku says "I'm gonna try to radio the Masked Salesman, maybe he can setup pickup for us... I would also radio Zero... looks like something's up AGAIN!"
Digifanatic: "Just that... whoever it was was let off their leash..."
Deloth: "Does the mask salesman even HAVE a radio?"
Rinith: *heals Digi for 30 hp.*
Digifanatic: "Probably not. Thanks, you two..."
Deloth: "Thanks, Rinith."
Digifanatic does decide to walk to the ship to see if it even can start up.
Kenku: "Well someone on Termina or Green Greens has to."
Digifanatic: "Even still, we don't know their frequency."
Kenku: "True..."
Digifanatic: "Least I'm pretty sure we don't."
Metal Man (GM): You walk over. The control panel has a big ol' hole in it. Right where the normal start-up button is. It'll take a tech check to figure out how to get it activated.
Deloth: "...Anybody know how to hotwire vehicles?"
Digifanatic: "Working on it."
Metal Man (GM): Digi sticks two wires together. *BOOMF BAM ZOT ZZZZZBBBBBZZZZ* The ship turns on and begins hovering a foot off of the ground.
Deloth: "...Wow."
Metal Man (GM): Well. It isn't entirely destroyed. Apparently it never managed to blow up the engines.
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I'm surprised, myself."
Dragoshi: "Well, it... works. somewhat."
Digifanatic: "Dunno what kind of altitude or speed we can get off it..."
Metal Man (GM): What you have now is effectively a convertible with an engine and a control stick.
Dragoshi: "...prolly' be best to get it repaired."
Rinith: "I don't even know if that's safe"
Digifanatic: "Exactly."
Metal Man (GM): No real windshield either.
Digifanatic: "We're gonna have to keep it low so we don't suffocate."
Metal Man (GM): And it's missing a chair. And that table thing Garrick put in there is gone.
Deloth: "Might have to go to Green Greens by bike. I'm not sure if I could carry someone while flying or not..."
Panzer finally gets up.
Dr. Robotnik: "Mwoo hoo hoo hoo hoo. If you want ME to take you there... that will be 10 coins each."
Panzer: "Well. I feel exposed."
Rinith: "I miss my familiar..."
Digifanatic: "Folks, how desperate are we to finish this right now?"
Deloth: "I think we need to take out Meta Marx now before things get worse."
Panzer: "Hopefully desperate. I'm leaking radiation, and there's not too much I can do about it. So... I'll be over there."
Digifanatic: "Okay, Kenku or Rinith? Drago?"
Deloth: .oO(That and I'm still desperately curious about my "original form"...)
Panzer walks away a little bit, pushing a few sparking wires back into herself.
Rinith: "I'l take the ship..."
Dragoshi: "I... think it'd be best to deal with the ship first."
Digifanatic: "Dang it, two and two... Deloth, you want to see how well you can fly carrying someone?"
Deloth: "Across an ocean? No."
Digifanatic: "True..."
Panzer: "I can walk, myself. How deep is the ocean?"
Digifanatic: "Not sure."
Dr. Robotnik: "The Mobius trench between here and that continent you keep babbling about leads to the core of the planet itself."
Panzer: "Robotnik, how deep?"
Dr. Robotnik: "I think it would be a bad place to go... unless you are unmeltable."
Digifanatic: "...Oh wow. Did not know that."
Dr. Robotnik: "At least 100,000 feet below sea level."
Panzer: "Distance of one side of the trench to the other?"
Dr. Robotnik: "It's about 1000 feet across."
Panzer: "Any way around it?"
Dr. Robotnik: "There's a gap like that between each different world's continent. So no. My theory is that each world sent here forms its own tectonic plate."
Panzer: "Damn. I hate tectonic plates."
Digifanatic: "Sounds reasonably accurate."
Panzer: "How far from base are we?"
Dr. Robotnik: "Well, you could walk back to your base." *He points back to it.* "It would take a while, being about 40 miles away."
Panzer: "Alright. Kenku, care if I borrow your bike?" (If you loaded it on the ship XD)
Metal Man (GM): The bike is okay. None of them were destroyed.
Panzer: "I'm going to get Hawk."
Deloth: "...Well. I've got the 10 coins if we decide to get ferried over there."
Digifanatic: "Same here."
Dragoshi: "Same."
Panzer gets the bike off the ship. "I'll be back." She kicks the governor off and flies towards the base.
Metal Man (GM): The bike reaches the water... ...Tech check to avoid hitting an incoming surf wave. Sure... but they can't go up a near-vertical wave of surf. *SPLASH* Panzer moves the bike sideways and is showered by some water, but makes it past the swells near the coast.
Dr. Robotnik: "I'll be waiting."
Panzer kicks it up a gear and redlines it over the waters that are smooth.
Metal Man (GM): MEANWHILE Julian awakens at base. All seems normal. Julian: You there? Also, people on the island: What is your plan for going places? A. Use the (heavily damaged) ship B. Bikessssss C. Eggman (10 coins)
Deloth: *Grumble grumble... pays his ten coins to Eggman.*
Julian Sawyer awakens from his power nap in his quarters, rolling out of bed and yawning as he walks out of his room and towards the kitchen "Gotta get somethin' goin' in here,'s quiet... too quiet." *Looks around suddenly* "Where the hell is everyone?"
Digifanatic: *Hands over his 10 coins.*
Rinith: "Perhaps I will learn how to drive the hard way, it don't look hard"
Metal Man (GM): Julian would hear some alarms go off... ...air raid sirens...
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): *ZOT ZOT ZOT ZOT* *BAM!* HQ shakes violently. Signs light up which say 'ACTIVATE AIR DEFENSES'
Julian Sawyer: *We have a radar, ri-FUCK ME. Julian recovers from being shaken and rushes towards HQ's defense panel. We installed anti-air turrets, right?*
Metal Man (GM): But of course, Julian's the only one around. Yes.
Julian Sawyer: *ACTIVATE AIR DEFENSES.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian runs over and activates the air panels. *BAM BAM* *ZOT ZOT ZOT* *BOOOM* *BLAM* You hear an explosion over head. You see a ship fly away, smoking and on fire. The damage was relatively minimal--some broken glass, a small hole in the roof. People who paid Eggman: Going to HQ, or to Green Greens?
Deloth: *Green Greens.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would drive up on HQ just in time to see the purple ship fly off, and HQ smoking a bit.
Julian Sawyer: "If it ain't one kinda shit, it's the other!" *Watches the ship fly away... then immediately gets on the radio to a Quester. Aribar? Sure.* "Where the hell are you guys?"
Metal Man (GM): It, of course, makes haste and vanishes. Aribar's radio crackles as he lays dead on Western Island.
Digifanatic: *And Ari is dead.*
Panzer grumbles, drives into the base, powers up the hawk, leaves the bike in the garage and flies up and after it. "GET BACK HERE."
Rinith: *is following Panzer... quite unsteadily.*
Julian Sawyer: "C'mon... the fuck was that?" *Julian hears the commotion in the garage and goes to investigate... and sees Panzer fly off.* "..." *Radio to Panzer* "Panzer, what the hell just happened?"
Panzer radios back. "It's the ship that shot us down, he just hit you and I'm after him."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer: The hawk, at top speed, unfortunately, can't keep up with the purple ship. However, the ship loses a chunk of its side as it finally vanishes over the sea.
Aribar: *... You guys didn't pick up Aribar's body?*
Panzer flies down and gets the chunk to inspect it, holding it with the Hawk and look at it, landing to meet Rinith.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar's body sits on the island. Crabs poke it.
Kenku looks around "Uhh... did anyone get Ari?"
Metal Man (GM): The group who went to Green Greens are dropped off, and lose 10 coins. They are now at the town... ...but they don't see Meta Knight quite yet.
Deloth: "...Uh..."
Julian Sawyer: "That don't answer a whole lo-fuck it I'll meet you there." *Julian grabs the bike Panzer left behind and races towards where he say Panzer land the Hawk* "This is what I get for sleepin' in..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, I thought he would have wound up loaded onto the ship..."
Metal Man (GM): The crashed hunk of purple wing indicates some sort of custom design It looks brand new. There's a serial number--VL-229. Julian: Do you go there at top speed?
Panzer lifts a brow and contacts Robotnik. "Run this serial number for me, VL-229."
Dr. Robotnik: "Nothing in my database."
Julian Sawyer: *VROOM.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian goes at top speed! Tech check, Julian! Panzer, Kenku: You see Julian, flying in the air, riding the bike. It's some major wheelie action! Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!
Panzer lifts a brow. "Wow. I hope he splats."
Metal Man (GM): Due to his excellent lu--ability, he lands before you.
Kenku looks weirdly. "Holy smokes!"
Metal Man (GM): Then the bike limply falls over with him on it.
Panzer: "Humans aren't allowed to ride an ungoverned bike, it is against regulations."
Rinith: "I'm not human." =/
Panzer pokes Julian with the Hawk's foot. "You alive?"
Metal Man (GM): Green Green people: Come in, Green Green people. what do you do?
Julian Sawyer manages to bring the wild bike under control enough to park near Panzer and Rinith without killing himself "The fuck did you do that bike?" *He says to Panzer as he dismounts* "Okay, so... Where is everyone else?"
Deloth gets off of Eggman's ship and heads for the town, taking out his blades and getting ready to fight.
Panzer: "I pulled the governor off. Want it back on?"
Digifanatic also heads into town, Chill gun back on his back...
Panzer: "Doesn't matter what you say. It's a heavy part to take off, and you're not allowed to ride the bike without it." *She hops down and re-governs the bike.*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: the townspeople run in fear of you. Yes. Assuming you remember what transpired ICly.
Digifanatic: *Muttering* "Deloth, swords down..."
Kenku: "Julian, I need that unfortunately."
Julian Sawyer: "...I don't know what you jus' said, but I don't 'xactly care. Where is everyone else, and what the hell was shootin' at base?"
Deloth mumbles a bit and sheathes his swords. "Sorry. Reflex."
Digifanatic: "Understood..."
Rinith: "Well, now what..." -.-;
Digifanatic: "Okay, so the masked dude ripped through town... then hit the art museum..."
Metal Man (GM): You'd see the way back to the museum, green greens group.
Kenku: "There at Green Greens, dealing with Marx... No idea on who attacked us... we believe it landed in MavCon before."
Julian Sawyer: "That's what I wanna know."
Deloth runs towards the museum.
Kenku: "I need the bike although, I think we forgot Ari in the craziness... Unless Panzer can get him that is."
Panzer: "I can get him. I'm a little busy right now." *She's not doing much though.*
Digifanatic: *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): There's two groups running at once. One group is near HQ. That's Julian, Kenku, and Panzer. I dunno where Rinith went. Then there's Digi, Deloth, and someone else at Green Greens.
Julian Sawyer: "...The fuck ever." *Throws his hands up* "Where the fuck is the ship?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth reaches the Museum. The door sits open.
Kenku: "With the guys at Green Greens."
Metal Man (GM): Rinith says he is not in your group, Digi. Kenku is, apparently.
Deloth looks into the door suspiciously. Any statues ready to be thrown?
Metal Man (GM): Anyway. Deloth would see no statues being thrown. Just Meta Knight, staring at a wall.
Julian Sawyer: "...So how did you get here?"
Digifanatic: *Also takes a very cautious glance in before walking in and up to Meta Knight.*
Deloth: "Yo. Sorry we're late, we got shot up by an opposing ship."
Digifanatic: *He's still got the painting covering his face, right?*
Dragoshi: *Walks on behind.*
Julian Sawyer: "Don't answer that." *Radio Digi* "The FUCK is going on?"
Digifanatic: *R* "Strange purple ship shot us down, Robotnik towed us to Green Greens."
Kenku says "Fine... I'm going to try to help get to the bottom of this."
Julian Sawyer: *R* "So can the damn thing fly?"
Digifanatic: *R* "Not very well. The whole top got sheared off, first of all..."
Kenku picks up his bike, and heads back to HQ.
Meta Knight: "Opposing... ...ship???"
Julian Sawyer: *R* "WHAT?!"
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight turns around, dramatically.
Digifanatic: *R* "Anyway, some guy got a strange mask from a salesman in Termina and he's been ripping crap up here on Green Greens. We're looking to fight him with the help of Meta Knight."
Meta Knight: "Do you need a ship?"
Kenku Calls up Zero at MavHunt HQ.
Digifanatic: "Uh, yes..."
Meta Knight: "Then ride with me, on the Halberd."
Julian Sawyer: *R* "Fuck! If it ain't one thing it's another. That ship always needin' repair... So you guys are at Green Greens right now?"
Meta Knight: "Because it will take more than three of you to catch Marx."
Zero: *Radio* "What is it?"
Deloth: "Deal. Where is it?"
Digifanatic: *R* "Yes we are, Julian. In a museum, about to be aided by Meta Knight and his ship."
Kenku: "We just got attacked by a Purple ship... Robotnik reported it came from the Maverick Continent, any Mysterious ships fly out in the last few hours?"
Meta Knight: "This way." *He goes to leave the museum and walk just to the side of town.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a massive ship sitting out there.
Digifanatic: *Follows MK to the Halberd.*
Panzer blinks. "Oh, is that Zero? Tell him to look out for Vile in that ship."
Deloth: "...Whoa."
Julian Sawyer: *R* "I leave you sucks alone for 2 hours an' this shit happens... Tell him to head to the Stadium."
Deloth heads over to the ship, admiring it as he climbs aboard.
Dragoshi: *Low whistle.*
Digifanatic: *R* "Alright..."
Dragoshi then proceeds to get aboard the Halberd.
Kenku turns holding the receiver. "What?!? Vile was on board?"
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight activates the Halberd after the Questers get on. Sitting behind the wheel, he looks around.
Meta Knight: "So, where do you want to go?"
Digifanatic: *To MK as he boards* "Okay, first of all, we need to make sure our ship is on bay so we can drop it off at the Stadium..."
Panzer: "Yeah. That was Vile. Apparently he knows how to fly now. I'll be right back. I'm going to go scan the area." *She leaves to go somewhere.*
Julian Sawyer: *R* "Julian out." *Hands up* "Dammit... Panz, think you can carry this piece in yo-... ...Fuck it." *Julian gets on the now-governed bike and drives back to HQ* "Wasn't worth gettin' outta bed today."
Kenku nods and returns to the receiver. "More news... Panzer reports that Vile was on board..."
Panzer patrols the parameters in the hawk.
Digifanatic: "Perhaps it can be repaired while we're away... and we also need to go back to the island immediately west of Mobius..." *Sets coordinates* "So we can pick up Aribar... you may have a nice medbay here, for all we know..."
Rinith: *gets back on the bike after Julian." <-.->
Zero: "Vile was on board... a purple ship." *He coughs.* "What am I to do about it? Vile hasn't been sighted anywhere here."
Digifanatic: *Sets second coords* "And then back to the Stadium to pick up the rest of our party."
Kenku sighs "I was just wondering if you had seen any ships leaving or returning from the continent."
Meta Knight: "Where is your ship, then?"
Digifanatic: "Outside of the opposite end of town. So just those two quick stops and then straight back to our base."
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight flies outside the opposite end of town. He's heading towards the island.
Meta Knight: "Tell me when to stop, then..."
Metal Man (GM): The island is coming up fast.
Digifanatic: "Right there..."
Deloth: "There. That island, right there."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, it's got all the charred remains on it from the purple ship..."
Julian Sawyer pulls into the garage and wanders into the kitchen to fix himself a lunch meat sandwich while the other group does their thing.
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight stops at the island. The Halberd lands.
Digifanatic goes out, brings Ari onto the ship, and hauls him into the medbay.
Metal Man (GM): You see Aribar's corpse next to the ship wreckage.
Rinith: *doesn't know where he is anymore... I think he went back to the island.*
Digifanatic: "And there is the ship. Hopefully we've got some of mechanism that drop the wreckage in here for now."
Panzer radios back to everyone. "Guys, I found a ship."
Digifanatic: *If there are any controls on the dash that will put the ship wreckage into the Halberd, that will be carried out by either Digi or MK as Metal finds appropriate R* "Yes, Panzer?"
Julian Sawyer: *Eating sandwich* *R* "Wha?"
Metal Man (GM): MK does all the controllin' he isn't letting anyone else touch his ship. He has the massive hand of the Halberd grab the wreckage. Then stick it atop the deck and secure it there. The ship then takes off. Aribar's corpse is brought alongside the ship.
Meta Knight: "Now... where is your Stadium?"
Panzer: "Hang on."
Deloth: "Thanks."
Digifanatic: "To the southeast a bit... Bit... You'll see a big cylinder building."
Panzer gets in the ship, sets the hawk or auto-pilot back to the base and flies back, landing outside HQ.
Julian Sawyer exits the stadium yet again, sandwich in hand as he hears the sound of Panzer's new ship landing outside.
Metal Man (GM): He lands the Halberd at the stadium. Kenku: I lost your question in the haze. Repeat it.
Julian Sawyer: *And the Halberd now! This is a grand fucking day!*
Digifanatic: *R to Panzer* "Don't worry, that ship is ours."
Kenku looks over with his hand on the receiver, with a look of surprise "Man... it's good to have Meta Knight on our side."
Deloth: "Everybody on board. We're going Marx-hunting."
Kenku: "Will in one sec..."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer's ship is blue and rectangular. It's vaguely shiny.
Julian Sawyer: "What's this new ship that Panzer found?"
Metal Man (GM): The groups are now reunited.
Panzer: "I found it."
Dragoshi: *Is already on the ship and stuff so yeah.* :x
Julian Sawyer: "...great. Park it up top."
Natalie: "...Wow, this is an interesting ship here."
Raena: "Run by a video game character."
Natalie: "Yeah, true, but you're a video game character too."
Raena: "...we've had that discussion before."
Natalie wanders the Halberd, eventually running into someone.
Kenku: "I was just wondering if you had seen some strange ship entereing of leaving Maverick Continent?"
Digifanatic: "Yes, Natalie, we get it, everything you see is something that you've seen before the Digital World."
Zero: "I can't say we detected one. Our sensors are less than perfect."
Julian Sawyer: "Everyone get in the fucking ship, I want this done so I can go back to bed!" *To the Halberd!*
Kenku: "I see... well sorry for bothering you. Give us a buzz if you see something although... I'd rather not have us get surprised again."
Panzer puts the hawk up in the garage for the moment and looks the ship over. "Hey guys, I've got a good idea of where to get all sorts of nifty things, wanna go?"
Kenku grabs his bike and drives into a Halberd Cargo bay.
Julian Sawyer: "After we kill this Marx guy."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer lands. Meta Knight stands by the Halberd.
Julian Sawyer: "Whoever the fuck he is."
Natalie: "...No, not the Digital World, just... my world. My real world."
Meta Knight: "It would appear they would rather help me first."
Digifanatic: "I know. That's why I said 'before'."
Panzer: "Works for me. This can be done with a small party of well... Me." *She does a double take at Meta Knight.* "What the fuck are you?"
Julian Sawyer: "He's Meta Knight. Get in the ship!"
Meta Knight: *Adjusting his painted on mask.* "I am... Meta Knight. And this ship is... the Halberd."
Metal Man (GM): He walks aboard the Halberd.
Natalie blinks as she turns towards Panzer. "Wow, you look like you're out of a Mega-Man game..."
Panzer looks at Natalie, brows raised. "Game? Mega Man? Oh. You mean X, right?"
Natalie: "Y-yeah..." *She nods, though a little intimidated by the Reploid.*
Kenku walks up to the passenger area, and waits for take off.
Julian Sawyer: "GET IN!" *Yells Julian out of the Halberd's open hatch to those that haven't already boarded.*
Rinith: *is on the ship for sake of ease where ever the hell he went.*
Panzer blinks. "What about X? He's a wuss."
Natalie: "You just look like someone from one of his games. See, where I come from... ahhh, I probably should just save that."
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight waits patiently for the discussion between Natalie and Panzer to end. He is in no real rush.
Natalie: "Anyway, where are we headed now?"
Digifanatic: "Meta, we've got the ship to hunt, they can talk at several thousand feet."
Meta Knight: "So your friend who is not on the ship can talk to someone on the ship... almost a mile away?"
Panzer: "Games? What games?"
Natalie: "Video games? Oh, nevermind."
Metal Man (GM): No. Natalie is on the ship. Panzer is not. Unless Panzer chooses to board.
Panzer walks back to her ship, plotting.
Julian Sawyer: "...Whatever, man, take off."
Metal Man (GM): Well, everyone would have a radio.
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't got time for this, Panz can follow if she wanna."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer wanders off, as the Halberd takes off.
Deloth: "I'm ready to go. Again."
Dragoshi: *Nods.*
Metal Man (GM): You're flying towards the island again.
Deloth: "So, you ready to break some heads again, Raena?"
Meta Knight: "You have probably heard about this mission before. However, there is more to it... more than the man who sold me the mask goes on to."
Digifanatic: "Please tell."
Raena: "With pleasure."
Meta Knight: "He is a very strange and foolish man; the truth is, the mask is not the source of my power. It is just shameful I have to use this... improvised... thing... instead. Marx is a servant of an evil darkness which has always plagued our world--such that it is known as the Nightmare."
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't he like, a clown or some shit?"
Deloth: "Yeah, he had that stupid jester hat on..."
Meta Knight: "This Dark Matter, Dark Energy, as you call it, possessed him long ago. He made a wish which would have made him ruler over our world, but Kirby stopped him."
Digifanatic: "Ahh."
Meta Knight: "Now he has revived... the Dark Matter is at it again. He wanted to take MY ship and use it to terrorize all of Dreamland. But he failed, so he took my mask out of spite."
Deloth: "Pretty lousy revenge."
Meta Knight: "He is capable of mimicry much like Kirby. Therefore... he shall be difficult to defeat."
Deloth: "So I take it that my dark blade will be useless against him?"
Raena: "I'll just have to keep him from sucking me up..."
Natalie: "You do that."
Julian Sawyer: "So let's kick his head in."
Kenku: "Oh great... does he need to consume stuff to do it?"
Meta Knight: "Possibly." *He points out a snow area.* "He is hiding in an iced in factory. When you find him... ...attack him as a unified front or he will escape again."
Metal Man (GM): The Halberd goes to land in a wintry wonderland.
Kenku: "Ok."
Deloth sheathes his dark sword, then.
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands. A ramp falls down, landing in the nice and soft snow.
Julian Sawyer: "..." *Finally notices Natalie and Raena* "Who the fuck let the teen in here?"
Deloth steps down the ramp, looking around for the factory.
Digifanatic: *Mutters to himself as he leaves* "No comment no comment..."
Julian Sawyer: *Exits the ship.*
Natalie and Raena leave with the group.
Kenku pulls out his bike and starts it up. "I'm going to do a quick scout ahead."
Metal Man (GM): There is no distance THAT long to scout ahead about. It's just a short distance to two iced over steel doors.
Deloth plods through the snow, sweeping it off of himself as he walks.
Kenku slowly follows with the group.
Raena: "If I was a Kyubimon, one Dragonwheel could take care of this underbrush."
Natalie: "Well, I don't even know if digivolution is possible in this world."
Rinith: "C-c-c-cold... damn sea water... I-I never get c-cold."
Digifanatic tugs the doors a bit to see if they're ice-jammed. If jammed, he gives it a Fire Punch to try to melt the ice.
Julian Sawyer powers through the snow "Someone de-ice that fuckin' door!"
Deloth: "A... Kyubimon?"
Raena: "Think of it as a more powerful version of me."
Julian Sawyer: "Don't give a fuck, open the door!"
Digifanatic: *Well, are the doors jammed?*
Kenku sets the sword forward and guns it at the door like a battering ram.
Metal Man (GM): The door sits there, frozen solid. Kenku gets his sword stuck in the ice covering the door ... DIGIFANATIC... PAWWWWWNCH!!!! Digi punches the ice off. Then the doors go flying inside the place.
Deloth: "Nice shot--"
Digifanatic: "Yeah."
Julian Sawyer: "Move!" *Into the factory!*
Rinith: "Is it warm?!"
Deloth stares as the doors goes flying off their hinges before running inside.
Digifanatic: *Runs in* "It might be now..."
Metal Man (GM): The factory has one way further inside--up some diagonally upwards moving conveyor belts. Light filters in from tall windows in this factory room.
Kenku grumbles a little but catches up.
Metal Man (GM): The conveyor belts ARE moving, oddly.
Digifanatic: *Are the belts with us or against us?*
Dragoshi: *Runs in as well.*
Metal Man (GM): They're moving up, the way you want to go.
Digifanatic: *To the belts!*
Julian Sawyer: *To the belts!*
Metal Man (GM): You roll right up towards the first landing on your way up, assisted by belts.
Deloth heads on up the belt. Whee.
Dragoshi: *To ze belts!*
Kenku tries to ride up the belts.
Natalie: "Conveyor belts, 'eh?"
Metal Man (GM): There's another belt on the way up.
Digifanatic: *To the second belt.*
Metal Man (GM): But weird, useless pistols pound the conveyor belt at random intervals from above. There's three of them.
Digifanatic: *Or not!*
Kenku tries to disern if there are enough time to blast under them with the bike.
Deloth: *Can I fly around the belt?*
Metal Man (GM): Pistols! BAM BAM! No, pistons, right. No, you can't, it's a narrow, tube-like enclosure.
Julian Sawyer steps off the first belt, and tries to analyze the timing of the piston's pumps so that he doesn't get squashed...
Metal Man (GM): About 3-5 mph. You could bike under them Kenku, with a tech check.
Rinith: *gets ready to time a dodge threw em.*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: You see that if you walk at a steady rate you can walk through them. But only because you spent time watching them.
Kenku thinks....
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Kenku: "Anyone have something to jam a piston?"
Julian Sawyer does that then.
Deloth: "See anything, Julian?"
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Natalie.
Digifanatic observes the pattern a bit and wonders if he can smash through and apart at least one of the pistons with a solid strike of his golf club...
Metal Man (GM): Athletics, TW. Julian dodges the pistons by slowly moving through with the pattern. The dice are displeased! Rinith is squashed one, two, THREE times! He takes 30 damage and arrives on the other side, flat as a pancake.
Deloth just makes a break for it.
Kenku sighs and hits the gas.
Metal Man (GM): After the unintentional Sesame street gag, Julian arrives on the other side with Del and Natalie unharmed.
Digifanatic wonders if he can get through the same way Julian did, simply by watching the pattern...
Metal Man (GM): Kenku crashes into a piston. Then his bike is smashed into pieces. As is he. He destroys one piston, then takes 20 damage. Welll.
Deloth: "...Wow. Wish I had an air pump or something for you, Rinith."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku remains in one piece. Just a flatter, more health-sized piece.
Kenku: "Ah man..." *he says looking at what remains of his bike.*
Natalie rolls through no problem, along with the fox behind her.
Natalie: "Whoo, gym class paid off!"
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Aribar. Kenku: Well, yeah. Several parts are now smashed flat. Maybe you can find more parts deeper inside. Digi gets through by copying Julian's method alone. Aribar dodges pistons! I mean fails to get Cure!
Julian Sawyer completes the course and stands on the other side, watching as most of the oher Questers... mostly get fucked up. Julian slowly shakes his head as the others cross "You'd think we'd have somethin' like this down by now."
Deloth heads through to the next room.
Kenku will leave the bike where he is for the moment, figuring no one is gonna still a broken bike.
Metal Man (GM): There's one more conveyor belt up. It has three pistons .. And three flamethrowers. What kind of insane people made this factory?!?!
Rinith: "No..."
Metal Man (GM): They pulse and smash at random intervals. Random, predictable intervals.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Rinith: "NO DAMN IT" *ICE ELE THE MECHANICS.*
Julian Sawyer: "The FUCK does this factory make?"
Digifanatic: "No clue."
Metal Man (GM): You see a piston, then a flame jet, then a piston, then a flame jet, then a piston, then a flame jet.
Kenku tries to slide up and slash the leg of the first piston.
Julian Sawyer: *Any chance of flying across?*
Metal Man (GM): The flame jets can't be frozen.
Deloth: "...Aw, geez."
Natalie: "...Welcome to murder factory, population; you."
Rinith: *can freeze the pistons?*
Metal Man (GM): The pistons can't be frozen, but you... Watch Kenku chop apart a piston. That's one less piston.
Julian Sawyer: *Piss... How far up do those Pistons stop? Retract completely into the ceiling?*
Kenku kicks it down the conveyor, hoping to jam the other.
Metal Man (GM): They retract completely into the ceiling.
Raena: "Hmmm..." *The two girls spend a moment to study the pattern.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: Melee check. *SMASH* It collides into the other one and knocks it loose. Then the one behind it. You realize now this conveyor belt is going the opposite way you want to go. The three piston pieces catch on fire and roll down at Kenku! Dodge check, Kenku. *SMASH* Kenku is covered in flaming debris for 35 damage. But now all that's left are three flame jets.
Digifanatic: "Okay..." *Wonders if he can smash the mechanism for the flame jets via golf club or something.*
Metal Man (GM): They go on and off in predictable intervals.
Kenku: "Ow... Ow... Ow..."
Metal Man (GM): Maybe.
Natalie: "Wow... Kenku, you're not doing too well."
Raena: "Do we need to go this way?"
Digifanatic: "I think so, Raena..."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Digi.
Kenku gets himself out of the Debris "Shut up Natalie, at least I'm getting somewhere!"
Julian Sawyer: *Could Julian fly over the flame jets?*
Kenku uses his last two charges (Heal x2)
Natalie snickers softly. "Got the pattern?"
Raena: "Almost. A little bit more."
Rinith: *Tries to flip through the fire.*
Deloth: "...No you're not. You're just getting run over."
Metal Man (GM): Rinith: Ath check. Rinith leaps bravely into the fire. He gets barbequed for 30 damage. Extra crispy.
Deloth: *Wince.*
Metal Man (GM): He falls back to where you are, on fire.
Julian Sawyer: *Do the flame jets cover the entire pathway up, or is there space over them?*
Metal Man (GM): Raena/Natalie watch the flame jets carefully.
Digifanatic carefully measures out a running start and casually pulls out his golf club before running towards the first flame jet, running out of speed right before the jets. In doing so, he swings the golf club in front of him, hoping to bash the flame jet and knock out its controls.
Metal Man (GM): There's a space where each piston was. They're in the ceiling. Roll melee attack, Digi. Golf club roll.
Raena: "Got it, I think." *The two then try to navigate the flames in time with them shutting off.*
Metal Man (GM): You smack it.
Julian Sawyer: *Is there space enough to fly over the jets of flame?*
Metal Man (GM): Julian: No, they're in the ceiling.
Kenku sighs and tries to run across with his shield facing upward.
Metal Man (GM): You'd have to crawl under them.
Dragoshi: *Attempts to shoot down one of the flame jets with his MRR.*
Rinith: *tries one more time, to get past the flames... and going for a roll at the end of it all.*
Metal Man (GM): Natalie slowly navigates the flames as the shots and golf smacks fail to damage the flame jets. Athletics check, Rinith.
Digifanatic: "These are really strong..."
Metal Man (GM): Rinith leaps through some flames, taking 10 damage and landing at the other side. Kenku: No roll. Kenku just walks through. The shield protects him. The flame jets cannot be damaged in any way, shape, or form.
Deloth tries following Natalie's pattern. Roll?
Metal Man (GM): Deloth: Athletics, +1.
Julian Sawyer just navigates the falmes pretty much the same way he did last time. Watching the timing of the jets and modulating his walking as such.
Metal Man (GM): Yes, they make it unharmed.
Deloth: *Bling bling baby.*
Digifanatic decides to take a deep breath back at the start, going for the timing trick those ahead of them did.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth does a triple lutz through the flames and takes no damage. Then Julian follows across.
Digifanatic: "Okay... think so, think so..."
Dragoshi: *Follows Julian's example, seeing as he knows what he's doing...*
Digifanatic: *Goes for it.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi also slowly walks across with Dragoshi...
Deloth: "Easy."
Metal Man (GM): You reach another large door, it has a chain and a padlock on it.
Julian Sawyer will be smashing that open with his hammer.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH ALARM.*
Digifanatic: "Blah."
Julian Sawyer: *Kicks the door open.*
Natalie: "Shit!" *Natalie ducks, and Rae doesn't flinch.* "Good going..."
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM SLAM SLAM SLAM SLAM* The way ahead goes into another room. Where some sort of pneumatic motor is slamming what should be the floor of that room into the ceiling endlessly. Yes, Kenku. It is currenlty completely impassible.
Deloth: "...Way to break it. I could've just lockpicked the door."
Metal Man (GM): As the floor of that room is slamming into the ceiling once every 5 seconds.
Julian Sawyer: *Where is this pneumatic motor located?*
Metal Man (GM): And the length of floor is about 20 feet. It's under the floor somewhere.
Digifanatic looks for the power supply... maybe he can hack into it.
Kenku tries to see if the hydraulics are showing when it smashes.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. It's all under the floor.
Julian Sawyer: "Still woulda set this shit off."
Metal Man (GM): Digi sticks his head into the place where it smashes. Then pulls it out before his head would be decapitated. *BONK* 10 damage as it grazes his head. He sees it's a piston that goes under the floor into a hole. You could roll something down there.
Digifanatic: *M* "That woulda been nasty..."
Julian Sawyer: "What'd you see?"
Deloth: "I could try an Explosion."
Julian Sawyer: "Do it."
Raena: "This is going to be... dangerous..."
Metal Man (GM): OSHA apparently never inspected THIS factory.
Deloth bends down and tries Exploding the hydraulics system for the floor-smasher.
Metal Man (GM): You do so. The floor flies up into the ceiling like a missile. Deadly floor and piston shrapnel flies at all of you.
Julian Sawyer: *Back out the door!*
Deloth: "HETOLDMETODOIT!" *Hits the dirt.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll above a 1 to take no damage. If hit, take 20 damage. Yeah, defense.
Deloth dives, ducks, and weaves out of the way of the debris!
Rinith: *does something right! by flinging himself threw the air behind something.*
Metal Man (GM): Natalie got so much HP, she'll just dodge floor shrapnel anyway! Digi and Julian have linouleum stuck in their faces. The way ahead is clear. And covered in shrapnel.
Digifanatic: "Dang it..." *Pulls some pieces out of his face and walks ahead... hey, he's wearing shoes.*
Julian Sawyer's magnificent plan of 'Get Deloth to blow up the floor' backfires as he is shapranel'd. Julian removes the shards casually as he moves on. "That'll work." *Julian takes to the air to avoid stepping on a piece of glass.*
Natalie Natalie hits the deck, as Raena shoves her out of the way of some shrapnel, quickly cutting it out of the air with the digi-sabre. "Alright... I guess I wasn't kidding when I said that this was the murder factory!"
Deloth: *Gets up and continues.*
Metal Man (GM): Yeah, no worries about the sharp stuff on the ground, unless for some reason you walk barefoot and don't have tough soles. And don't just brush them aside. Your next obstacle is... ... A bunch of boards. With a sign.
Deloth: "..."
Metal Man (GM): 'DO NOT ENTER. CONDEMNED.'
Deloth: "I elect you to kick them down, Julian."
Raena: "...Let me handle this." *She moves forward to the boards, and chops them up with a Sonic Blade.*
Metal Man (GM): You see the floor continues ahead. It looks old and faded.
Digifanatic is very cautious towards walking ahead, who knows what may spring out at the group this time...
Metal Man (GM): Digi walks ahead. The floor groans.
Deloth takes a piece of the board and throws it into the room.
Julian Sawyer reaches into his equipment bag, grabs a rock, and throws a rock onto the floor.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth hurls a board into the room where Digi is. Then a rock lands next to Digi. *Groan COLLAPSE* Digi, the rock, and the board, fall to their doom.
Deloth: "...Dammit, Julian, not AGAIN..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi is a useful pit detector. :D
Deloth jumps down and tries to grab Digi before he can fall, flying.
Julian Sawyer: "Hey, you threw somethin' first."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* They'd land in a darkened cellar, Digi 30 damage poorer as a result. Deloth: You don't have those kinda reflexes. Buuut... You can pick him up after he's fallen.
Deloth: *Whoops, just a liiiiittle too late.*
Metal Man (GM): It's just down into a dead-end pit thing.
Julian Sawyer: *Watches Del fly off...* "Anyway: How many of you suckas can fly?"
Digifanatic: "That probably would have been the only way forward..."
Deloth grabs Digi and starts hauling him back up.
Metal Man (GM): Digi is dragged back up.
Digifanatic: "Or not."
Dragoshi: "I can fly."
Metal Man (GM): You can see it was just one segment of the path that was broken. Hence the sign.
Digifanatic: "Anybody have any extra Heals or something?"
Metal Man (GM): The path beyond that looks a bit less bent out of shape.
Kenku: "I'm out."
Deloth: "Alright, I think I can ferry one person at a time."
Rinith: "Me."
Kenku: "Ill go last."
Natalie: "Hey! You okay down there?"
Dragoshi: "I believe I can do the same."
Julian Sawyer: "Okay... I'll grab Kenku, I'm assumin' hairball can carry the kid so they can be takin' across at the same time."
Raena: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Yeah. But not too far to hop across.
Digifanatic: "Thanks again..."
Julian Sawyer: "Or y'all can jump, I don't give a shit. Who wants to get ferried?"
Natalie: "I can't make that, I need to be carried."
Raena: "I can." *Rae moves back, and makes a running leap across.*
Deloth grabs Natalie and starts flying her across after Raena.
Natalie yelps as she's suddenly grabbed. "Hey! That's my boob!"
Julian Sawyer: *Grabs Kenku in a fireman's carry and flies across.*
Dragoshi: *Grabs... whoever needs to be grabbed.* :V
Digifanatic is feeling very tenative on this, he'll just wait...
Kenku gladly is flown across.
Deloth: "Whoops, sorry, wrong carrying position."
Digifanatic: *So I guess Dragoshi?*
Metal Man (GM): You leap across. All nine thousand of you.
Deloth shifts his grip and continues, blushing furiously.
Dragoshi: *Grabs Digi and flies across with 'im.*
Metal Man (GM): No rolling needed, it's a short jump.
Julian Sawyer dumps Kenku off as they cross the pit and keeps on keeping on.
Metal Man (GM): There's a door which continues dead ahead and opens up into another bright area. And a barred off to the door to the left which says 'DO NOT OPEN'
Dragoshi: *Does the same with Digi, and moves on along. Wheeeee.*
Deloth sets Natalie down and continues into another room, still horribly embarrassed.
Metal Man (GM): There appears to be a room beyond that door. If you could just break in.
Kenku steps to the side with shield up.
Julian Sawyer: *Looks through the doorway of the non-DoNotEnter door.*
Deloth: "...Natalie, I am so sorry about that."
Digifanatic takes a look at the two options...
Rinith: *uses defend with his two swords ready.*
Kenku: "Del, lock pick or everyone get out of the way and I'll slash it from the side."
Natalie: "I don't think we should go in there..." *She postures, then moves to the other doorway to peer inside.*
Metal Man (GM): You got the one which leads into a bright courtyard with steps down into a semi-outside area, or the one to the right of the normal path with the 'DO NOT ENTER' sign and boarded up.
Deloth: *Is there even a lock to pick on the barred door?*
Natalie: "This doesn't seem too bad. Does anyone here have some kind of trapsense ability?"
Metal Man (GM): Nope. It just has some boards blocking it. No lock.
Deloth: "... Ah, the old two doors paradox..."
Julian Sawyer: "Looks like some place a big boss like Marx might hang out in the shadows... Someone open that other door."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. Okay, definitely should to the side if it's to be opened."
Kenku: "Everybody get out fo the way of the gront of it and I will."
Deloth steps to the side of the door and takes out his taser sword.
Julian Sawyer: "You do that."
Dragoshi: *Goes off to the side and waits. While he does, he readies the MRR and the bread*
Kenku tries to smash it from the side of the door with a upward slam.
Metal Man (GM): You smash the door.
Digifanatic: *Steers clear of the front of both doors.*
Metal Man (GM): It said do not enter. You discover why as the debris hits a pile of boxes. They spill out, revealing... ...explosi--
Julian Sawyer leaps through the other door as the boxes spill out.
Rinith: *is defending, yay.*
Julian Sawyer: *ACTION MOVIE HERO BOY.*
Natalie: "...Uh-oh. I don't think that's good..."
Raena: "Hit the DECK!" *Rae tackles Nat as the explosion goes off.*
Dragoshi: *Gets the hell away!*
Metal Man (GM): Roll checks, this time you have to beat a 2 to dodge. It's so intense the entire building leans sideways.
Deloth just tries to fling himself through the other door. *Fuck.*
Metal Man (GM): 40 damage to all as it rains fiery debris everywhere.
Julian Sawyer's a goddamn action hero!
Dragoshi: *Takes the damage then, 'cause well... that's exactly two.* :/
Deloth: *Fried 'Cubi, anyone?*
Metal Man (GM): Julian goes flying out into the courtyard and into the snow. He is save.
Kenku coughs as he gets up and looks inside the now charged room.
Metal Man (GM): Ala action hero. Everyone else follows after. Slightly more toasted.
Rinith: *rakes 26 damage.* =.=
Deloth staggers out the other door, Minor Healing himself twice.
Metal Man (GM): The cool snow is nice but that was nasty.
Dragoshi: *Regardless, he survives due to being hilariously durable.*
Rinith: *heals himself once so hes at 96HP.*
Julian Sawyer is back on his feet! "A'ight, now what..." *What's out here in this courtyard?*
Digifanatic: *31/121 HP. Not good...*
Metal Man (GM): You're nearly to the end of this accursed factory.
Raena: "Nnnf, that hurt..."
Natalie: "You okay?"
Raena: "Yeah, nothing some rest won't cure." *They then follow the group.*
Rinith: "Who needs healing... ugh..." *Kneels.*
Metal Man (GM): But now you see a sort of lake of ice water between you and the way across.
Julian Sawyer: *... How thin be that ice?*
Metal Man (GM): It's all broken up in chunks and floating around.
Kenku: "Looks for a bridge or something."
Digifanatic: "I may or may not... we really need to get some merchants to set up our own private shops."
Metal Man (GM): So, thin as it can get.
Kenku looks for a bridge or something.
Julian Sawyer: "...Okay, who thinks they can make it?"
Metal Man (GM): There's no bridge.
Raena: "I can probably bridge the gap with my Diamond Storm technique if needed."
Metal Man (GM): It's about 30 feet long.
Kenku: "Sounds like a good idea."
Digifanatic: "You have my obligement."
Metal Man (GM): It IS rather close to freezing...
Rinith: *judges... how much ice ele would it take to freeze? and be safe to walk on.*
Metal Man (GM): You could try freezing it. Not gonna say what happens yet.
Rinith: *pumps ice ele X3, his favorate ele.*
Metal Man (GM): It freezes over.
Natalie: "Do it." *Rae nods, and uses Diamond Storm on the water, to try and make a bridge across.*
Julian Sawyer: "Worst comes to worst we could jus-Whatever." *Walkin'!*
Deloth shifts his claws to be a bit longer and skates across, just for fun.
Metal Man (GM): You skate across... reaching the final area! There's a massive pile of snow here.
Digifanatic: *Makes it over.*
Metal Man (GM): It is covering... something.
Rinith: "Magic is more draining then I remember..."
Natalie: *The two walk over and blink at the snow.* "Huh. I think Frosty the Snowmon would like this place."
Julian Sawyer: *Snaps fingers* "Melt it."
Metal Man (GM): The snow does not answer Julian's command, refusing to melt.
Deloth walks over and pokes his sword into the snow a few times.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth gets snow on his sword.
Rinith: "I got to melt it now?"
Natalie: "What about that plasma-thingy, deloth?"
Rinith: "Or can someone else?"
Metal Man (GM): No Ice damage bonus. Merely snow.
Raena: "Unfortunately, fire is beyond my capabilities."
Deloth: "...Oh, yeah, forgot about that."
Julian Sawyer: "You wanna stare at it all day? Someone melt this bitch so we can get on with our lives!"
Deloth sheathes his tasword, takes out the plasma blade, and swings it through the snow.
Metal Man (GM): E Li Three dances atop the snow as it mel---it just melts. No E Li Three. The snow melts, water pooling around your ankles. Marx, covered in ice, wearing the mask, gets up.
Meta Marx: "Oh... what brings you here... to my frosty abode?"
Deloth puts the plasma blade away and takes out the tasword.
Natalie Rae falls into a battle stance, drawing the Digi-Sabre again.
Kenku looks rather annoyed at Marx. "HAND OVER THE MASK YOU SONUVA!"
Meta Marx: "No!" *He sees the plasma blade and...*
Metal Man (GM): Is slashed once before warping. Didn't attack him as a group. Le crud.
Kenku grumbles, and goes looking for Marx.
Digifanatic: "Okay, find him and play zone offense."
Kenku: "Right..."
Natalie: "This isn't exactly a game of football, Digi..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi goes swimming in the ice.
Digifanatic: "Still..."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi joins him in the lake. Then Deloth joins him in there too.
Julian Sawyer: "...Zone offense, someone ain't ever played Football before."
Metal Man (GM): It's the ice swimming national competition!
Kenku goes to help the others out of the lake.
Digifanatic: "No headway." *OUTTA THE LAKE.*
Dragoshi: *Gets the hell out there.*
Julian Sawyer: "...GET THE FUCK OUT! We can swim after we kill this sucka!"
Metal Man (GM): They each take 5 damage and get out after having a swim.
Raena: "Ugh... this water's frigid." *She quickly gets out after somehow falling in. Natalie just giggles.*
Digifanatic: "Hey, he could be able to swim..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi notices a shoe in the water. Perhaps ice swimming WAS the answer.
Digifanatic: "Wait a minute..." *Eyes the shoe...*

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