Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 66: Slippery Fumbling
Date: 9:04:20 PM, April 20th; 4:26:55 PM, April 23rd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): Yeah. He's under the water. Hiding. Marx, not Rinith. Better think of a group attack thing...
Raena: "...Not going back in there."
Metal Man (GM): He's just under the surface. A melee attack could reach him.
Raena: "If you get him to the surface, I'll hit him with my Diamond Storm."
Metal Man (GM): Or you could freeze him under the ice, but he's pretty magical.
Julian Sawyer: "Hold the fuck up."
Kenku tries to find a piece of stable ground and readies to smash with the others.
Metal Man (GM): He can't hear you, due to being underwater.
Julian Sawyer: "We all gotta hit his ass if we wanna get him. Anyone got anything that moves people towards you?"
Dragoshi: *Waits for Julian to talk before he preps the Electric Ele.*
Digifanatic: "My golf club usually sends things flying off."
Metal Man (GM): He is hittable by: extendable melee attacks, ranged attacks, electricity
Dragoshi: "No, but I could prolly' scare 'im out with Ele."
Metal Man (GM): Note that, being underwater, you should probably treat it as if he's water aligned. Cold water at that.
Kenku moves into position and wait.
Julian Sawyer: "Hmmm..." *Julian puts the Egg Smasher back in his equipment bag, then drops the bag and stretches his right glove tight over his hand as it blitzes with electricity.*
Rinith: *readies 2 electric eles.*
Dragoshi: *Readies three of 'em. He isn't firing them off yet...*
Raena prepares for a Diamond Storm.
Digifanatic: *Pulls his golf club pack out, in the ramming position on some other end of the group.*
Julian Sawyer: "Get his ass up here."
Kenku is waiting for Del.
Deloth charges an Electric Ele and grins insanely.
Rinith: *not yet.* =.=
Metal Man (GM): 1... 2... 3... and... you're all kind of standing around, seconds from attacking... uh... go?
Raena unleashes a large cloud of ice leaves.
Dragoshi: *Fires off three Electric Eles at Marx's spot in the water!*
Deloth flings his Electric Ele at the shoe.
Metal Man (GM): The ice misses as he is zapped by lightning, golf clubs, and all assortment of things. There's a small explosion as he flies out of the water.
Julian Sawyer punches his electrically-charged fist into the lake, dispersing the charge towards the shoe.
Kenku tries to grab him.
Dragoshi: *Quickly readies the Repeater Rifle and bread again.*
Meta Marx: "You mean business, don't you?" *He takes out a sword, flying out of Kenku's reach.* "Fine, I'll fight you!"
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE
Julian Sawyer: "Finally! Don't know HOW LONG I been waitin' to pound yo' stupid clown ass in."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Digi, Julian, Deloth, Meta Marx, Natalie, Kenku, Dragoshi
Digifanatic: *Sweet!* "Alright, let's see what we got here..." .oO(Deloth, wait for me and Julian. If we keep hitting him as a group it may work out better.)
Meta Marx: "You'll regret trying to defeat me! The Mask Man will destroy youuuu!"
Digifanatic: *Muttering to Julian* "Hold off a few seconds. I wanna do the group tactic again."
Kenku: "You aren't the masked man! You are an idiot!"
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever you say, clownboy."
Meta Marx: "...Curses!"
Julian Sawyer: "...Kenku, there's a time where you jus' gotta stop." *Holding until Del's turn.*
Kenku: "Fine... sorry... but he kinda ticked me off..."
Rinith: "Get him guys... I'm... too cold... to move..." x.x
Digifanatic then takes the opportunity to surround Marx as does Julian and Deloth, and then he unloads on Marx with a pair of Light Rays! And suddenly... an Icy Kick from out of nowhere... but he waits for Julian and Deloth's actions before he acts!
Deloth slings a pair of tentacles out and rockets towards Marx, sharpened-and-stiffened wings first! And if that wasn't enough, it's also a tasword stab to the face!
Julian Sawyer puts the plan into action, charging forward into action before taking to the air with a mighty leap, before coming down on the clown's stupid head with a Flying Heel Drop to the noggin! Julian follows that up by rebounding, backing up, and charging forward with an electric Stunner right to the mask!
Metal Man (GM): In order... Two glitches: +20 damage to Marx. Hit miss hit hit hit hit hit. Respectively. I will add a bonus 10 damage, because you all did this at once. Which not only looks cool, but saves me lots of time. Meta Marx desperately tries to dodge all of these things, but gets beaten the #$%^ out of instead of dodging them all. 130 damage total.
Meta Marx: "You... you mean people... you're going to die!"
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* He appears to the side of you.
Meta Marx: "TAKE THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): *BANGBANGBANGBANGBANABANABANBANBANBAN* Ithousands of arrows of light fly at all of you in a giant wave. Defense checks; must beat a 2 to dodge them!
Dragoshi: *Lol predictable.*
Julian Sawyer: *ACTION MOVIE HERO!*
Metal Man (GM): Julian dodges them while the rest get arrowed for 30 damage to all who are hit.
Julian Sawyer does a complex series of jukes, spins, and rolls to avoid getting ARROW'D.
Metal Man (GM): Meta Marx sees Julian dodge. He glows violently.
Deloth just soaks the damage.
Meta Marx: "NO! You do NOT dodge!" *His sword glows radioactively.* "META LASER!!!"
Julian Sawyer: *Which of course means Julian is the target for the next solo attack.*
Dragoshi: *Survives, but is now filled with more arrows than before.* :V
Metal Man (GM): *TSSSSSEEEEEEWM.*
Deloth: "Hey, guys, after this is over, I might be able to carry that mask. Got some spare space right here in my chest between the lungs."
Metal Man (GM): Julian is launched backwards into the wall for 80 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *DERP Need healz plz.*
Dragoshi: *Mutters under his breath* "bread..." *Dragoshi charges at Meta Marx and attempts to smack him upside the head with a bread-based assault!*
Raena: "Kenku, Dragoshi, let's hit him all at once!" *She prepares for a vicious assault by delaying until Dragoshi's action.*
Meta Knight: "What the?!?!"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi hits Meta Marx twice. Meta Marx takes 10 damage. Then Dragoshi slips on the ice and takes 10 damage.
Deloth: "...Oh, the yeast-based humanity."
Dragoshi: "Eat bread, vile be--Woah!" *Falls over.*
Metal Man (GM): Thennn... Both of Kenku's attacks hit.
Dragoshi: *Quickly jumps back up.*
Metal Man (GM): Sonic hit. Falling Star hit.
Dragoshi: *Shoots Marx in the face with the Repeater Rifle.*
Julian Sawyer: *Has 15 HP left.*
Metal Man (GM): Marx looks tough. Waaay tough. You slammed him with one attack after another. And he's ready to dish out more punishment. He deflects the bullet and then gets hit by the other one.
Digifanatic: *To Julian and Deloth* "Hold off again?"
Digifanatic: *Holds for Deloth's turn again!*
Julian Sawyer is currently on his way back to the group after being thrown into the fucking wall. Holding.
Deloth: "FEEL THE SUNSHINE!" *Holds his sword out and fires a trio of Light Pillars at Marx!*
Digifanatic goes through a similar motion of last turn... once again, he starts off with a Light Ray, but now he ends with a Fire Punch instead.
Julian Sawyer: *And Julian completes his limping over to the group, breaking into a run as he passes the party line before Air Sawyer takes off, his injuries not slowing him down as he goes to connect with FYD... to the FACE?! He's trying to knock that mask off! And then he rebounds and does it again!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss hit hit hit. Ignoring the fire punch, which hit nothin' at all. The mask wobbles. A few more punchings should knock it off. But will Julian survive to finish the job? I add 20 more damage, for targeting and the orderly movement.
Meta Marx: "A coordinated attacking team... too bad! I'll rip you all to shreds!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He swings his sword spastically, causing three waves of energy to fly at everyone. Defense checks again, must beat 2 to dodge.
Dragoshi: *See what I mean?*
Julian Sawyer: *Is NOT Dead, surprisingly.*
Metal Man (GM): 30 damage if hit. Natalie: Roll defense check.
Kenku grumbles "God... Damn..." and collapses.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* +10 damage to Natalie.
Deloth tries to keep from showing his damage. He's at low HP, but he can't show it without being targeted.
Meta Marx: "Hahahaha! And now to finish you off!" *He rips a HOLE IN REALITY above Natalie and tries to make it destroy her!*
Metal Man (GM): ...Or she might dodge it, who knows. Natalie/Raena fly into the hole! Then they fly out of it, having been crushed by immense gravity for 80 damage.
Meta Marx: "Give it up. I'll kill you all! Hahahah... hahahahahaha!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Uh oh, they're never gonna hear the end of this from Julian.)
Raena: "D... Damn it..." *Rae collapses, and then bursts into a thousand light particles, leaving behind a digi-egg. Natalie looks pretty beat up.*
Meta Marx: "Two at once. Not bad!"
Deloth growls. "Shut the hell up, Marx. You've already signed your death warrant, and attacking a 15-year-old clinched it."
Julian Sawyer: *Watches Questers dropping like flies as he stands tall... with his 15 HP* "The fuck is this shit."
Dragoshi: *Sighs, and attempts to steal the goddamn mask offa Marx.* :/
Julian Sawyer: "Someone get the kid outta here!"
Meta Marx: "I'll rip you to shreds... Ahahahaha... AH AH AH HA!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. You go to steal the mask. It stays firm. It's wobbling though.
Meta Marx: "Gah! Leave that alone... or I kill you next!"
Digifanatic: "Natalie, just run back to the Halberd. Meta Knight will keep you two safe..."
Metal Man (GM): There's some subtle rips in his appearance. 4 damage for each hit, Dragoshi? I'll... go with that then. The mask's nearly loose.
Julian Sawyer: "SOMEBODY done fucked up now! You got three chances to guess who." *Julian reaches down to his equipment bag, and pulls out the Egg Smasher, quickly turning to point it at Marx* "An' the firs two don't count!"
Meta Marx: "You said a bad word. Don't worry, they don't say bad words where you're going!"
Metal Man (GM): ...He brings up an interesting point. In Julian's version of hell, is it impossible to curse?
Julian Sawyer: *A fine question!*
Digifanatic is very concerned about the fight at hand. He can't take all his frustrations out on one move like the Golf Club Ram... and barriers are too risky... another Light Ray and Fire Punch. "Julian, go get him."
Julian Sawyer: *Can Julian's constant hammer assault on the mask knock it off or even break it? FIND OUT... NOW.*
Metal Man (GM): finishing off with a wild si-- Wild sillicon? Sideways swing, right. You swing once. *SLAM* The mask flies off. Then you swing him again in the clownish face. *SLAM.*
Marx: "Gah... urk... ..." *He stands right up.* "Fine, I don't need this mask to eliminate you!"
Metal Man (GM): He is somewhat weakened, but... ...ready to attack?!
Deloth uses his turn for three Minor Heals.
Marx: "You're not going to take me down just yet!" *He powers up. Then meteorites appear overhead and streak towards the Questers.*
Metal Man (GM): Defense checks! 2 or higher to dodge these ones. 20 damage if hit... he is definitely weaker. As Dragoshi and Digi are hit.
Deloth: *Meteor DODGE!*
Julian Sawyer's dodging streak continues!
Marx: "Byah... this is for knocking my mask off!" *He leaps up and sprouts demonic wings, then goes to fly into Julian.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* 60 damage.
Julian Sawyer: *KO!! as Julian flies backwards in slow motion, bouncing a few times before coming to rest in the snow.*
Marx: "Give up... I'll defeat you... THE POWER OF DARK MATTER WILL NOT BE STOPPED!"
Metal Man (GM): He begins glowing eerily. You must have really wounded him now.
Dragoshi: *Is, like... barely alive. with 5 HP. He takes a deep breath, and simply points his MRR at Marx and opens fire!*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges the second one after tripping backwards on the first one. Yup, he took 10 extra damage for that trip. FINISH HIM
Digifanatic runs up to Marx furiously, sliding in hard and Icy Kicking him in the face. He gets back and fires off two more Light Rays. He wishes he could use more attacks, but it's very hard in this situation...
Metal Man (GM): Digi chokes on some ice. Taking 10 damage. His first kick hits, sending Marx flying backwards. He takes 10 more damage. Marx stands up, crackling with energy, on the verge of defeat. He's powering up one last powerful attack... This one will be close, folks! Will Deloth save the day???
Deloth just forgoes the usual snide quip in favor of two Tasword slashes. WILL he win? WILL they triumph? WILL he ever get to sleep after this if over?
Metal Man (GM): Hit... hit!
Deloth: *36 damage total!*
Metal Man (GM): Marx is knocked back into the snow. He stands up, the dark energy fading.
Marx: "No... I was so close... I nearly had it all..."
Digifanatic is prepared to back away in case some serious crap happens...
Metal Man (GM): ...He stands up, glowing again!
Deloth: "...Of course."
Marx: "AND I STILL HAVE IT IN ME! AH AH AH AH AH AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!"
Digifanatic prepares a running away stance towards the ship...
Metal Man (GM): He flies straight up through the ceiling. You see him jet off towards a mountain. The mask lays in the snow.
Deloth grabs the mask and puts it under his arm, very tempted to try putting it on.
Metal Man (GM): Dark Matter and Marx are undefeated (and perhaps tougher than your level now) but... you succeeded in grabbing the mask.
Deloth: "C'mon, let's bounce."
Digifanatic: *Turns around, noticing there was no explosion* "...Huh."
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight's ship lands nearby, crunching through a wall with its sheer weight.
Digifanatic: "Yeah." *Drags Julian and takes him into the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): He walks down the ramp.
Meta Knight: "You have done well, Questers."
Deloth hands the mask to Meta Knight. "This is yours, sir."
Meta Knight: "Despite much destruction and defeat, you managed to retrieve the mask."
Dragoshi: *Pants... and picks up Kenku, tossing him over his shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes the mask and puts it on, hurling the fake one away, which breaks.
Dragoshi: "That... was tough."
Metal Man (GM): The mask shines.
Natalie: "Damn..." *She slowly gets up, groaning. * "Someone get the number of that dimensional rift?" *She then goes and gently cradles the digi-egg, and moves over to Meta-Knight.*
Deloth grabs the Digi-Egg and carries that on as well.
Meta Knight: "For your services, I will aid you in regaining a ship of your own."
Digifanatic: *Takes a huge exhale as he sits down* "Very hard..."
Deloth: "We need to tell the mask salesman about this as well."
Meta Knight: "Let us depart for your headquarters. We can deal with the mask salesman soon enough."
Digifanatic: *To Natalie* "She's gonna bring herself back to Renamon soon enough, right?"
Metal Man (GM): He walks up on the ship, taking one of the dead people with him.
Dragoshi: *Nods and slowly walks back up to the ship, Kenku's corpse in tow.*
Natalie: "Yeah... She's just gotta' hatch, then it's a matter of training and feeding her. She'll be good as new in a couple days."
Digifanatic: "Yup, good."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku's bike is left behind. DUN DUN DUNNN. Mission End.
Digifanatic: "At least it's good to have one Quester who understands reincarnation before they found theirself with us."
Metal Man (GM): +1 EXP.
Deloth looks down at the egg. "So that's what happens when a Digimon dies?"
Metal Man (GM): +New ship... help... whatever that means?
Metal Man (GM): The ship takes off. You may downtime as the ship flies back to HQ.
Natalie: "Yeah... It depends on if their source gets stolen or not. If not, it'll reconverge into a digi-egg, and they'll be reborn."
Julian Sawyer: *Downtimes being asleep.*
Digifanatic: "It's part of the whole data thing."
Deloth: "Huh." *Taps on the shell of the egg.* "So, um... sorry about that back there, Natalie. It was an accident, I swear."
Natalie: "Ahhh, don't worry about it." *The egg shines a bit when Deloth taps it.*
Digifanatic: "Meta's got a really nice ship."
Dragoshi: *Just... puts Kenku down somewhere safe, and takes a seat.* :x
Deloth: "So, will you need any help hatching that or anything?" *Motions to the egg.*
Natalie: "She'll hatch after she's absorbed enough energy. Meta-Knight, is there someplace on the ship where she'd be safe and can get a lot of sunlight?"
Digifanatic: "Nah. Usually they can just... yeah."
Deloth: "Oh. Huh..."
Panzer is asleep on the new ship, apparently.
Metal Man (GM): RECAIT SITH--The Questers last fought their way to retrieve Meta Knight's Mask. How, you ask? Well, they went to fly over and get it. Then a mysterious purple ship shot them out of the sky and attacked them ruthlessly. They split to the seven winds before eventually reuniting at Green Greens, where the painting-mask Meta Knight led them to the frosty zone where Marx was hiding with his mask. Following the suggestions of Meta Knight, the Questers fought their way through pistons, flame jets, Rinith saying things during the recap, and ice water. They then defeated Meta Marx using a combination of ripping things off of faces and blunt force. Marx remained defiant and escaped, hinting he wouldn't go down so easily. The Questers then returned to HQ; Meta Knight promising to help them rebuild their mostly wrecked ship. We return to their HQ, where Meta Knight has made good on his promise. The ship now is a bizarre hodgepodge of Eggman, Galactic Federation, and Meta Knight parts. Through all this, it manages to do the exact same thing it did before.
Deloth: *Scratching his head* "Well, uh... it flies..."
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Meta Knight and his knights are standing around the 15 foot wide, 30 foot ling, 10 feet tall roughly tube-shaped ship, which has a combination of thruster jets, wings, and propellers on it.
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't the nicest thing to look at, but if it goes it goes."
Digifanatic: "Dr. Frankenstein's ship. Really not much else to say."
Metal Man (GM): It looks the same, only the places with the most damage have Meta Knight-style parts.
Deloth: "Not a bad slap-together job."
Meta Knight: "Well... I like you for retrieving my mask, but even I couldn't give you a new one. The parts you have are beyond my knowledge... thankfully it only required some mechanical work."
Metal Man (GM): It has all four cannons, only they're now mounted on the front, so you won't be victimized by attackers from below.
Rinith: "I'd have to say myself it looks quite interesting, I actually like it"
Deloth: "So are we going to tell the mask salesman nutcase today?"
Metal Man (GM): The missile launcher is now slightly more prominent. Perhaps if you used it more you could avoid a repeat.
Digifanatic: "You're welcome. Julian, you interested in giving him the Stadium talk while he's here? Meta seems like the kind of guy that would like your proposition."
Julian Sawyer's already on it. "So, Meta Knight... what do you do in yo' spare time, exactly?"
Dragoshi: *Just listens to the convo.*
Meta Knight: "I am a defender of Dreamland. There was once a great kingdom and organization of knights like myself. Now it is down to me and Kirby. It may be for the better, for Dark Matter was a much more powerful and organized foe back then as well. The fact his only major servant is a former Knight of the lowest class is laughable."
Julian Sawyer: "That's coo'. You guys ever get any time off from that? 'Cause we've got this thing we're settin' up, an exhibition fightin' league fo' the whole world. I was wonderin' if you might wanna be apart of it. Prove you the best an' all that."
Aribar walks up to the others. Despite resting in the med-bay for a while, the half-elf still has some bruises and bandages on. "Did you guys manage to track down the guy in the purple ship?"
Julian Sawyer: "Maybe get Kirby in on this too. I imagine he's got alotta energy you wanna get burned off."
Digifanatic: *To Aribar* "Panz is pretty sure it's Vile by the VL serial number."
Meta Knight: "I only fight duels for honor. If this setting is amenable to duels of honor, then I will accept the invitation."
Julian Sawyer: "Absolutely, you can fight fo' the honor of Dreamland. Like I said, prove you the best."
Meta Knight: "Very well. When the time comes, I shall be here."
Digifanatic: .oO(Knew it'd work.)
Metal Man (GM): A familiar black-and-red reploid walks over.
Schatze: "That reminds me... how do you plan on making this tournament work?"
Deloth: "Throw stuff at a wall, hope it sticks."
Aribar: "It seems like each day I hate reploids more and more..."
Schatze: *Puts a finger to his chin* "I'm not even a reploid."
Aribar looks up to see Schatze. "Er, sorry, thinking to myself, and not about you."
Julian Sawyer: "What Del said. The first show ain't gonna be a tournament, jus' an exhibition to get peep's interested. THEN we bust out the league."
Schatze: "Who maintains this place?"
Metal Man (GM): He goes up to a door and flicks it. It creaks.
Deloth: .oO(Wow, Julian declared me right on something. Time to mark the calendar.)
Julian Sawyer: "Once we get some fuckin' money in here we're gonna get a maintenence crew. Right now?" *Looks towards the rest of the Questers* "We got some cleanin' to do 'fore we get this set."
Schatze: "I've been here a lot and noticed it stands idle all the time. The purple ship attacked it and no one has gotten to repairing the damage to the roof... Just so you know." *He then wanders off.*
Digifanatic: "Ohh... it would have been BLU had they took this as a permanent base, but that's not it."
Deloth: "Yeah, sorry, Schatze, we've been busy working as clean-up duty for the world or something like that..."
Julian Sawyer: "Are you any good at repairin' stuff, Schatz?"
Metal Man (GM): He stops.
Schatze: "Well..." *He turns around.* "If you scratch my back I will scratch yours."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm listenin'."
Deloth facepalms and groans.
Digifanatic: *To Rinith* "I wonder how well Panzer's little bots would do with that."
Schatze: "I require parts for a project but the usual contact I use is not here. So I need your help instead. Let me remember where they were..." *He goes to get a map.*
Rinith: *To Digi* "Well, from what little I know of technology, they could probably do a good job if you... programing the right word?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that'd be a good word."
Schatze: "Ah, yes. Deep within Final Egg's wreckage are the parts I need."
Julian Sawyer: "No rest fo' the weary... How deep?"
Deloth: "Schatze, why is it never anything easy, like a hardware store?"
Schatze: "One or two floors below where you are accustomed. I can lead you there." *He points to Deloth.* "Well... you could get them from the Eggman... but that would cost money instead of earning you money."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm flat broke as it is. We're goin' speulunkin'."
Schatze: "All you have to do is fight some crazy bots, pick up some compartmentalized boxes filled with parts, and give them to me. Then I will give you your reward. In fact, I will pay part of it up front."
Deloth: "Can we at LEAST stop by the mask guy first?"
Schatze: "Fifty coins to share amongst you. Triple that to share amongst yourselves if you succeed. Sound fair?"
Julian Sawyer: "So we're talkin' 200 total?"
Digifanatic: "Well, that's a nice number worth spreading."
Julian Sawyer: *Counts up who's active...*
Aribar: "Does anyone have any idea how much BLU would charge to be our Stadium's maintenance and protection?"
Julian Sawyer: "Too much. We got Schatze here, an' BLU put in protection already... Any chance of makin' that 250?"
Schatze: "Oh, I know..." *He puts a finger to his head. Must be remote link.* "Too much is right." *He flicks a hand.* "I'll make it 300. You still only get 50 before you even start. Deal?"
Julian Sawyer: "Deal."
Julian Sawyer: "Mind if we make a pit-stop befo' hand?"
Schatze: "I'm in no rush. Your help will already put me ahead of schedule."
Digifanatic: "That's a good sign."
Aribar: "Ahead of schedule with what?"
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight then! Sounds like we got a plan of action... Everyone in the ship!"
Digifanatic: "Sure." *Heads over.*
Deloth heads out and climbs into his usual ship seat, leaning back and shutting his eyes.
Metal Man (GM): You head in. The seats have padding. Garrick's table is gone. There's more seats instead. There's two pilot seats now. One handles moving the ship and can control weapons. OR, you can outsource the weapons and navigation to the second chair, granting +1 on all tech checks to both pilots due to... splitting it up.
Julian Sawyer will be taking that second pilot seat.
Digifanatic: *Just takes the primary pilot seat.*
Metal Man (GM): With that in mind, it remains something you can just set to take off and relax in. So as Schatze and the others board... what will be your destination?
Digifanatic: *We'll just presume everybody gets on, blah blah, takes off for the mask salesman's place, right?*
Metal Man (GM): Yeah.
Digifanatic: *Yup. Let's-a go.*
Aribar sits down somehow and reads his Cure book while they fly.
Metal Man (GM): I should make that sort of an informal rule. When in doubt, everyone has gotten aboard/walked aboard/teleported in inexplicably I will note the few times when it isn't that way And of course, you can explicitly say you haven't.
Rinith: "How's the book?"
Metal Man (GM): So the Questers reach the observatory. Landing, blahblahblah. You're there, those not interested can stay on the ship.
Digifanatic: *Will stay onboard for now.*
Deloth gets off and walks up to the observatory.
Julian Sawyer unbuckles and follows whoever to the Mask Salesman.
Deloth: *Opens the door and looks inside.*
Metal Man (GM): The coins are outdated, I will deal with that later too.
Aribar follows the others to the observatory. The mage doesn't particularly want a mask from this unsavory salesman, but he will stick along to ensure that everyone is getting a fair deal.
Metal Man (GM): You walk on in and see the Mask Salesman.
Mask Salesman: "Hello. How... was it?" *He smirks peculiarly.*
Deloth: "We got Meta Knight's mask back. Now, can I get mine?"
Julian Sawyer: "Wait, you got a mask?"
Aribar: "Deloth, and I think all of us, were to get a mask in exchange for getting Meta Knight his mask back."
Mask Salesman: "Perhaps... but you must remember the bargain." *He takes out five masks and shows them like a hand of cards.* "You must first sell all of these."
Julian Sawyer: *And these masks look like...*
Deloth takes the masks and looks at them.
Metal Man (GM): A gambler, a heavy looking rock one, another one looks like a person on fire, and another one is a blindfolded one, and the final one is a plain smiley face.
Deloth: "So what do each of these do?"
Julian Sawyer: *A gambler?*
Mask Salesman: "The gambler mask." *He flips it into the air and it hovers there for one of you to choose.* "Excel at gambling. At an unspecified cost..." *He smirks.*
Deloth: "How can you excel at a totally luck-based activity?"
Mask Salesman: "Magic."
Deloth: "...should've guessed."
Julian Sawyer: "Magic. All these masks are magic, I'm guessin'."
Deloth holds up the blindfolded one. "This?"
Mask Salesman: "Indeed. I will not say until someone takes the Gambler mask."
Julian Sawyer: "I'll take it."
Metal Man (GM): The other ones are still in the Mask Salesman's hands.
Mask Salesman: "To activate the effects, wear the mask."
Metal Man (GM): The Gambler mask floats in front of Julian, his to take.
Deloth: "So do you have a suggested price you want for these or something? I've never gone into the wild world of door-to-door sales before, so..."
Julian Sawyer: "Wait, you're talkin' actually put it on for you to talk about the others? I was thinkin' about sellin' it to someone at a casino."
Raena grumbles softly, as Natalie giggles as she picks up the bunny hood.
Natalie: "This is sooo cute!" *She straps it onto Raena at an off angle, who just glares at her.*
Deloth: *Hears this, catches a glance, attempts desperately to keep a straight face.*
Raena: "...Get this dreadful thing off of me, please."
Natalie: "But it's just too cute!"
Deloth: "So, what's the blindfolded one do?"
Mask Salesman: "You have to wear them to use them. If you somehow sell them without wearing it... more power to you."
Metal Man (GM): The rock one floats out before you.
Mask Salesman: "The heavy rock mask... makes the wearer very heavy. Fall through things... stay in place... you name it."
Deloth rubs his chin, thinking... "I think I may be able to use that one..."
Aribar simply sits by and lets the others talk to the salesman; he doesn't particularly want to be forced to con these things off onto another.
Julian Sawyer: "I'll jus' hold onto it..." *Julian takes the Gambler mask and places it in his equipment bag.*
Metal Man (GM): He probably has it, but he's not offering it to you right now.
Natalie: *Looking at his inventory, Natalie suddenly shivers as she sees a rather peculiar mask, with a single eye.* "...H-hey, what's this one? it's giving me the creeps."
Deloth: "I'll take the stone mask. I think I can wring some use out of that."
Metal Man (GM): He floats the mask over to Deloth. The Mask Salesman stares at Natalie and puts that particular mask away.
Deloth plucks it out of the air and stashes it.
Mask Salesman: "Popular as my greatest hits may be, I have no interest in causing them to be repeated everywhere I go."
Metal Man (GM): The burning person mask floats before him.
Natalie: "..." *She breathes a soft sigh of relief. * "Man that one looked like it was looking right *through* me."
Julian Sawyer: "I'm dyin' to know what this one does."
Deloth: "Set people's hair on fire?"
Mask Salesman: "Ah, yes. The fire mask." *He spins it.* "Ever wanted to become hot enough to burn people at the touch! It... does sort of burn though."
Raena: "If it bestows fire power to someone, I would like to have it."
Julian Sawyer: "Shit, I'll swap the Gambler fo' that."
Deloth: *Calmly* "You're hot enough already, Raena."
Dragoshi: "If it gives one the ability to be on fire without any pain involved, I can see how that'd be interesting." >_>
Julian Sawyer: *Takes the Gambler mask out and hands it to the Happy Happyist* "This one I could actually put to use."
Rinith: "Fire is... not my thing."
Raena: "You think so? Well, I could probably spare five minutes out of my training schedule if you *really* are interested..."
Deloth: "I'm already taken... I think... But, uh... maybe later."
Rinith: "Only fire I use is explosives as far away as my self." =/
Deloth: .oO(Oh shit, I wasn't expecting THAT.)
Raena just smirks, and leans up against a wall, while Natalie continues to browse the masks.
Deloth: "...come to think of it, I really have no idea if I'm still taken or not..."
Mask Salesman: "Mmm... sorry. You'll have to give that gambler mask to one of your friends first."
Deloth trails off into thought.
Natalie: "Oh! Do you have a mask that can amplify ice power? Raena could really use something like that."
Mask Salesman: "Or you could take both... then you would earn two masks. If you sell one of my masks I can make you one."
Julian Sawyer: "Deal."
Metal Man (GM): The fiery mask floats to Julian as well, leaving the next one: a blindfolded one.
Natalie: "Now what's this one do?"
Mask Salesman: "The Mask of Justice. See nothing, but always be able to determine the just solution. At least, whatever is determined by magic to be just."
Julian Sawyer: "By the way... You wouldn't happen to see a kid in green around here, woulda ya? Got a sword, weird hat?"
Mask Salesman: "Also aids one in weighing of objects and such."
Deloth: "Couldn't you just sell that one to a courthouse?"
Mask Salesman: "Link is in another place, fighting a dire battle unrelated to any of us. Well, yes, then you wouldn't earn your own personal mask made by me."
Natalie: "Hmmm... that doesn't quite seem like our speed."
Julian Sawyer: "Damn, thought I'd ask." *Julian collects his two masks and puts them in a comparment on his equipment bag.*
Mask Salesman: "Anyone... who wishes to try to sell this mask?"
Deloth: "I vote for her to get it." *Points to Raena.*
Metal Man (GM): He floats out the blindfold mask.
Mask Salesman: "But does she actually want it?"
Deloth: "Probably not."
Raena: "Hmmm... I doubt there's many people who are into justice around here, but I'll do my best." *The fox girl herself takes the mask.*
Natalie: "At least we've got something, 'eh?"
Deloth: "...Color me surprised."
Mask Salesman: "Finally..."
Metal Man (GM): The smiley mask with no eyeholes floats up.
Mask Salesman: "With this mask, you will be immune to sadness. ...And have a hard time seeing. It isn't my best work. But you seem so interested in masks... last chance for anyone who wishes to sell a mask for me."
Deloth: "...Magical antidepressants?"
Kenku hears the Salesman say this "I think I may have an idea of a mask to sell."
Aribar: "No thanks; after seeing those masks in use, they seem to be nothing but trouble."
Mask Salesman: "This is the last one left to sell. If you want me to make you a mask, you must first sell one of my existing masks."
Rinith: "I'l try"
Mask Salesman: "This has taken a considerable amount of time, so... decide quickly... very well." *The mask flies over to Rinith.*
Aribar: "For curiosity's sake, do you happen to have any spellbooks?"
Mask Salesman: "The actual value of these is 50 coins. Sell them and give me 50 coins. Then I shall reward you."
Deloth: "But you want markup."
Mask Salesman: "That includes the markup." *He chuckles.*
Julian Sawyer: "Everythin' a straight 50. Got it."
Deloth: "What happens if we manage to pay you without selling them, hypothetically?"
Natalie: "What if we give you the money without selling the mask?"
Mask Salesman: "I have magical powers. I will know. Hee heee hee haa haa haa."
Deloth: "But... you'll still have the money."
Mask Salesman: "I must spread happiness to the world. Not money."
Deloth: "...Makes sense, I guess."
Mask Salesman: "Now... go on to your work. You will not find customers talking to me about technicalities."
Julian Sawyer: "...Right, I'm done here. Lata, mask man." *Back to the ship!*
Natalie engages auto-follow!
Deloth heads out to the ship, Rock mask under his arm.
Rinith: *looks at the hat...*
Digifanatic: "Huh, a lot of you got something from him. Nice."
Deloth: "So either I try this on and find out exactly what it does, or I try it on and die a horrible death when I can't get it off." *He stares ruefully at the mask.* "Decisions, decisions."
Metal Man (GM): You reach the ship.
Schatze: "Ready now... or do you need to talk to the Mask Man more?"
Raena: "And now I can exact perfect justice should I ever wear the mask." *Raena nods softly. * "However, I have other plans for it."
Kenku heads for the ship.
Deloth: "...Other plans?" *He gets into his seat, still looking the mask over.*
Julian Sawyer: "Don't care." *Takes the second pilot ship* "Digi, let's move."
Digifanatic: "Yes." *Heads it for the Death Egg.*
Rinith: "Kenku, put this on."
Deloth: "Er... by the way, Raena, sorry about that comment in there. Slip of the tongue." .oO(I mean, she IS cute, but--no. Resist. You're TAKEN.)
Kenku looks over "Hmm?"
Rinith: "It's not deadly." =/
Julian Sawyer: "...hey, wrong way! We're headin' for the Final Egg, not the dead one."
Raena: "We'll see just how sorry you really are. Just pray you don't disappoint me."
Digifanatic: *Oops misinterpretation.*
Kenku looks at the mask slightly confused "I don't know... I mean... I don't feel like going "Happy Go Lucky.
Raena: *The near six-foot tall fox grins at him.* "Yes."
Deloth: .oO(...I'M GONNA DIE)
Digifanatic: *It's where he meant to take them* "Spar?"
Metal Man (GM): The ship makes its way there, smoothly.
Schatze: "Very good. I shall brief you..." *He points at the ship's computers.* "We shall land towards a run down area and descend in through an abandoned mine shaft."
Raena: "You could say that." *She leans up against a wall again, as Natalie just calmly takes a seat.*
Schatze: "You're capable of climbing down, right?"
Deloth: *Deep breath* "Yes, I think we're all capable of basic motor skills..."
Rinith: "Then never mind."
Raena: "I should hope Deloth is, as well." *She nods. * "But yes, I'm capable of climbing down."
Julian Sawyer: "Ain't a problem."
Deloth: .oO(...Yeah, either Raena's going to kill me, or Alexia will.)
Aribar: "Capable of climbing down? One-armed elves aren't typically good at that... But it doesn't matter for me."
Metal Man (GM): You near the forest. There's no good place to land... hmmm...
Schatze: "You capable of firing those guns?"
Metal Man (GM): He points at a patch of trees.
Schatze: "Shoot those down."
Julian Sawyer: "Whadda you need me to blow up?"
Schatze: "So you can land."
Julian Sawyer: "Can do." *Julian swivels around to the weapon controls, brings up the targeting system, and... FIRE ZE MISSLES at a patch of innocent defenseless trees.*
Metal Man (GM): You blow some of them away, but it's a bit shoddy.
Schatze: "...Hm... okay enough." *You can now land.*
Digifanatic: *Lands it.*
Julian Sawyer: "It'll work."
Metal Man (GM): *CRUNCH* The ship knocks over another tree. You're right next to a strange looking mine shaft. Schatze gets out and points down it.
Natalie stands up, and rejoins her Digimon as they head off the ship. "I'm not going down there without the rest of the team..."
Schatze: "This is approximately 100 feet deep. At the bottom is Eggman base paraphernalia. See you down here." *He leaps into the pit.*
Deloth: "Tree murderer." *Gets out.*
Digifanatic: *Looks at the where it hit the tree* "Just cosmetic..." *Takes the shaft.*
Julian Sawyer: "Let's do this shit!" *Julian unbuckles, grabs his bag, and heads out of the ship towards the mine shaft.*
Deloth: *Walking to the shaft* "So, uh, Raena... what kind of spar are you talking about?"
Kenku steps off the ship, and begins to walk down the shaft.
Rinith: "Think that kirby I hear a lot about would like this mask?"
Aribar walks over to the edge of the shaft and just sits there. He tries to look down to see the bottom.
Metal Man (GM): You reach the shaft... you cannot walk down it. It's vertical. The walls are slippery and clay-like.
Kenku: "Nah, he's bubbly enough already... Ummm... someone got a rope?"
Deloth: "...I have a really bad idea..."
Metal Man (GM): There's some small rocks just outside the edge of the shaft.
Raena: "You should know exactly as I mean."
Natalie: "Anyone got a *really* strong rope?"
Metal Man (GM): Leaping in would be highly damaging.
Deloth looks down at the Rock mask. A drop with this on wouldn't cause him to shatter... right?
Julian Sawyer peers in down the shaft... Perhaps he could slowly float down with his boots.
Aribar: *Can the mage see the bottom?*
Digifanatic: "Well, those who can fly may have enough room to flutter down... That'd be Del, Julian, and Dragoshi, right?"
Kenku: "That doesn't mean anything for everybody else..."
Digifanatic: "If they can carry us again..."
Natalie: "Back to the DV for you."
Raena: "...Fine." *Natalie holds out her Digivice, and Raena gets sucked into it in a beam of light. *
Natalie: "Alright, I'm ready to head down."
Deloth: .oO(So, Raena DOES mean what I think she does. Well, then, I think I'm pretty much screwed--OH DAMMIT NO WRONG WORD.) *He moans and facepalms for some unknown reason.*
Digifanatic: "Forget something?"
Kenku: "Thats true."
Metal Man (GM): You can't see the bottom.
Julian Sawyer: "Mm... I'm the only one that don't have wings that'll get in the way. Anyone wanna try climbin' down themselves?"
Deloth: *Muttering* "Digi, please just be quiet..."
Metal Man (GM): A drop with the rock mask? Probably bad. Think heavy thing falling long way.
Metal Man (GM): Julian could probably hover down.
Metal Man (GM): Just not with too many people.
Digifanatic: "Okay, Schatze said 100 feet..."
Kenku: "I would be more happy if someone had a grappling hook or rope..."
Natalie: "Exactly what I just asked for..."
Aribar: "I don't fancy climbing down that cliff. I'll just wait a couple of minutes and teleport back into the group."
Metal Man (GM): Flying in general would be acceptable to glide down, but overload yourself and it still will hurt. Somewhat.
Deloth: "Alright, let's see... I think I can get one, maybe two people."
Julian Sawyer: "Del, you grab Nat. Drago, you get Ari, I'll fly Digi down an' come back up and get Kenku."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, is it possible you can stick your swords in there and use them to climb down like ice picks?"
Natalie: "Alright, Del, you wanna' cop a feel--carry me down again?" *She asks with a soft giggle.*
Digifanatic: "Or just that."
Deloth: "I think they'd just slip right out--not now, Raena--Natalie---Rrrgh."
Dragoshi: *Grabs Ari, and flies on doooooown?* :x
Natalie: "H-hey! My chest isn't that small!"
Julian Sawyer: "Hey!" *Snaps fingers* "Save it for when we're breathin' fresh air again." *Grabs Digi in a fireman's carry and hovers down to the bottom of the shaft.*
Digifanatic: "He's talking about his swords."
Deloth just grabs Natalie by the hands and starts carrying her down, flapping his wings to moderate his fall.
Metal Man (GM): Carrying people one by one? That'll work. It gets cold and dim and wet at the bottom. In fact, there's water up to your ankles in here. Yuck.
Rinith: "Well... I'm going to try something..." *Tests how easy his swords stick in the wall.*
Julian Sawyer: *And Julian flies back up to get Kenku once Digi's on safe ground.*
Natalie: "Wai!" *She yelps as she's yanked by the hands.*
Metal Man (GM): Schatze glows in the darkness at the bottom.
Schatze: "Took you long enough."
Metal Man (GM): Julian takes a moment to get Kenku after dropping the others.
Deloth: "Shut up and walk." *He carefully sets Natalie down on the ground.*
Metal Man (GM): Rinith: The wall is made of slippery mud.
Julian Sawyer: "Hey, we didn't want someone fallin' an' breakin' they neck." *Julian says as he touches down with Kenku.*
Aribar thanks Dragoshi. Once they're down at the bottom the mage would unsheath Sunlight and let its laser edge shed a small amount of light on the situation.
Metal Man (GM): Rinith is... still up there.
Schatze: "Missing someone?"
Julian Sawyer: "Now-" *Julian reaches into his equipment bag, pulls out the Egg Smasher, and lights it up* "Lead the wa-...who'd we forget?"
Rinith: *Sticks the scimitar into the wall and slides down.*
Natalie: *Once on solid ground, Natalie resummons Raena and stretches for a moment, Rae looks like she's just woken up, with her fur all amess and a groggy expression on her face.*
Metal Man (GM): You hear a yelling noise. Then Rinith collides with the ground. 30 damage to him.
Julian Sawyer: "...Oh."
Schatze: "There he is."
Deloth just stays silent, because there's not really much he can say that won't result in him digging deeper into the ditch.
Julian Sawyer: "Rin! Ya break anythin'?"
Metal Man (GM): Schatze turns around, pointing at a corroded, rusted shut door.
Natalie winces a bit. "Nice..."
Raena: "Perhaps if he had claws..."
Rinith: "I have claws, but they don't work in mud!"
Schatze: "Of course, since I am paying you, you get to open this."
Digifanatic: "Well, nothing serious, it seems to be. Let's go."
Julian Sawyer: "If you're talkin' your walkin'. Get up."
Metal Man (GM): It's a typical Eggman door.
Rinith: "Trust me when I slipped I tried." x.x
Metal Man (GM): A single bit of steel, comes from the ceiling and is locked into the ground. It's half-buried in mud. And the water pools around it especially.
Schatze: "The rainforest is a horrible place to build a base."
Metal Man (GM): Locked into the ground.
Julian Sawyer: "Hmm... Let's clear out this mud, might be a hole at the bottom."
Metal Man (GM): But it's also buried in some mud.
Deloth: "Any more stunning conclusions, Schatze?"
Natalie: "Hmmm. If we wanna' brute-force it, Rae could probably freeze the mud to make it more brittle. Just a thought."
Schatze: "Not yet, my cynical half-friend."
Kenku: "Probably could find the lock to pick."
Metal Man (GM): Digging it out can be done by anyone with hands. It's loose mud.
Deloth: "Here, I'll do it."
Digifanatic: *Alright then, digging it.*
Deloth gets down and starts digging.
Julian Sawyer takes off his expensive electric gloves before starting to dig.
Metal Man (GM): *Diggity dig.*
Aribar stands back and lets the others dig; once again, one-armed mages aren't physically fit for such work.
Metal Man (GM): You reveal the full length of the door. 7 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Solid steel, looking a bit under the weather. The bottom of it is bulging slightly. It's locked into the ground.
Deloth: "Oh, great."
Kenku: "Too hard to lockpick?"
Deloth tries a Lockpick on it?
Julian Sawyer: *wipes the mud off his hands on the wall and puts his gloves back on* "Del."'
Aribar: "Since when did you learn to pick a lock?"
Deloth: "What I'm trying, but it's going to be a beast to open even after it's unlocked."
Metal Man (GM): It's not lockpickable. It has no conventional lock.
Deloth: "...No go."
Schatze: "This is more like a single plate of steel, if I recall..."
Rinith: "Got a spell for this Aribar?"
Julian Sawyer: "Gonna hafta bust it in, then."
Aribar: "I have two potential solutions." *He would hold his sword up against the door; he wonders if Sunlight could simply cut a hole through the door.*
Natalie: "Well, if you wanna' go with that freezing idea, let us know."
Julian Sawyer: *How thick is the door?*
Metal Man (GM): Who knows? Try knocking on it. Sunlight isn't quite hot enough. And that is a weird pun.
Kenku knocks on the door.
Metal Man (GM): Schatze looks at his nails as you stare at it. It makes a dull thud. Probably a couple inches thick.
Schatze: "I know the way in, but I figured you should teach yourselves."
Aribar: *This isn't a door with a doorknob, correct?*
Natalie: "Wait... Is this door still active? There like a control panel on it or something?"
Natalie: "Hmmm." *She then looks for just that, some kind of door control mechanism.*
Kenku thinks about something, comes up to the door and says "Open Sesame!"
Julian Sawyer taps the bulge at the bottom of the door a couple of times with his hammer.
Metal Man (GM): The bottom of the door wobbles. No control mechanism presents itself to you.
Digifanatic taps the bulge a few more times with his feet.
Aribar: "If one was strong enough, the bottom of the door could possibly be lifted up."
Natalie: "Well, I'm not finding anything."
Raena: "...Julian, shall we try lifting it?"
Aribar: *What are the walls around the door like? Also made of the clay material?*
Julian Sawyer: *Any open space or an indentation under the door where Julian could put his fingers under?*
Metal Man (GM): The bulge wavers strangely. Like a hook barely holding on. The door could be pushed on at the bottom. It seems wobbly. It all seems to center around the bulge...
Julian Sawyer nods slowly, then rears back with the hammer and goes to smash the bulge in.
Metal Man (GM): You smack it. It becomes normal, then the door pulls up like a bad 1950s curtain thing.
Schatze: "About time." *He walks inside.*
Deloth: "...Weird." *He heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): It's pitch black inside.
Julian Sawyer: "Overthinkin' it." *Onwards! Julian's hammer lights the way.*
Kenku: "Someone got a light or something?"
Digifanatic: "He already does."
Kenku: "Oh" *and follows.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on in as Schatze turns on a switch.
Schatze: "I have it set."
Aribar follows the others while holding up Sunlight for a bit of illumination.
Metal Man (GM): *CLICK... CLICKCLICKCLICK* Old lights turn on, as you slosh your way on the boilerplate floor.
Kenku looks around from where he is standing.
Metal Man (GM): You see a narrow, long hallway, with busted and hanging, flickering fluorescent lights. The walls are cracked and bulging in places.
Natalie: "Those can't be very safe." "Indeed."
Julian Sawyer: *Whistles at the lights turn on* "Don't no-one touch those. Don't wanna get flooded outta here."
Schatze: "Don't touch anything. It could fall apart with a bad poke." *He walks ahead.*
Digifanatic looks for alternate doors or other places that may seem tempting but should be avoided nonetheless.
Metal Man (GM): No doors yet. As you walk, he explains...
Schatze: "I had the privilege of stealing Eggman's plans. This base was going to be the new capital of the world under his old takeover plan."
Deloth: "Such a surprise."
Schatze: "It was one of the last places to fall. GUN made sure it would be unusable."
Kenku: "Kinda stupid place to have a capital."
Schatze: "They destroyed all the conventional entrances. And blew apart every area they could reach. While you were busy fighting Time Cops I figured out this area."
Aribar: "And what is the intact piece of the equipment that we are supposed to find down here?"
Julian Sawyer: "A box of parts."
Schatze: "Rogue Eggrobos were activated during an explosion. I assume they are still here."
Natalie: "...We're not fighting robots are we?"
Raena: "As long as we fight *something*. This is getting boring."
Schatze: "Once we get to their sector you are to find your way in and take their storehouse of parts. Just take it by force and carry them out. They're not very huge boxes of parts."
Julian Sawyer: "We're always fightin' robots."
Deloth: "...Yeah, we are. Weird."
Schatze: "Robots or magic-powered madmen. That seems to be the way this world goes."
Aribar: "I dislike this world." *Walking.*
Kenku follows the other.
Aribar: .oO(Robots asking for help. Robots with smaller cleaning robots parading about the stadium. Robots that attack us while in an airship. Bah.)
Deloth: "Robots everywhere. We know, Ari."
Aribar: .oO(And crazy kittens with mind reading powers. Oh, Nintendus, how I miss you.)
Deloth rolls his eyes as he walks.
Metal Man (GM): You walk all the way to the end of the hallway. There's some stairs down.
Schatze: "I leave you here. For it is your mission. Continue until you reach the boxes. Then bring them back here."
Digifanatic: *Stairs look pretty secure?* "Okay."
Metal Man (GM): Yes... in fact... the stairs begin to look new at this part. Weird.
Deloth: "...Was this part rebuilt or something?"
Natalie: "...A little disconcerting, but that's okay."
Rinith: "Everything is odd" *Shrugs.*
Aribar continues onward.
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight, let's get this ova with..." *Down the stairs!*
Kenku readies his shield, and sword and heads for the stairs.
Deloth heads on down the stairs, still contemplating this little situation in his mind...
Metal Man (GM): You walk down, and immediately begin to hear metallic clanking. The walls and ceiling take on a metallic texture. New bolts and plates have been built up everywhere.
Natalie: "Great, robots. I'm thrilled."
Raena: "Sarcasm aside, I *am*. Finally something to fight."
Metal Man (GM): You reach what looks like the entrance to a construction site. A heavy door with a small inset window blocks your path.
Deloth: .oO(Hopefully it'll tire her out... a lot...)
Aribar: "I believe that we have some company. If I were to take a guess, the rogue Eggrobos have been repairing the base in Eggman and GUN's absence."
Kenku: "I guess were facing some not so stupid bots..."
Julian Sawyer: "Del." *Snaps fingers, points towards door.*
Deloth: *Sigh. Unlock on the door. Results?*
Metal Man (GM): The door unlocks... Through the inset window you would see several Eggrobos inside a dome like structure. You may not want to open the door yet, as they patrol around, mindlessly welding things to it and repairing it.
Natalie: "...Great, they've got lasers too... they do have lasers right?"
Metal Man (GM): What looks like a large power generator sits in the middle, humming mechanically.
Rinith: *W* "This is... interesting."
Deloth: *W* "I have an idea."
Metal Man (GM): They have laser pistols, but these models appear to possess welding devices.
Deloth: *W* "What if I tried exploding that generator in there?"
Metal Man (GM): You could...
Kenku: *W* "That is true... but how big of an explosion do you think its gonna cause?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, that'll shock them. Just don't blow up the box if it happens to be in that room. Highly doubt it, but..."
Deloth shrugs. "Just a thought..."
Julian Sawyer: *How many eggrobos are we talking?*
Metal Man (GM): There's three of them. You hear more clanking on a level below, which is accessible by ladders.
Julian Sawyer: *W* "...It's jus' three. I think we can take 'em."
Metal Man (GM): The surfaces inside are all metallic, lit up by harsh lamps.
Deloth: *W* "So no explosives today?"
Kenku: "Probably can... Ill go first if we are."
Digifanatic: "Not yet, at least. Small ones, perhaps, but I wouldn't chance it on a generator."
Kenku: "So... open the door?"
Raena: "Let's just kick some ass and get it over with."
Julian Sawyer: "The door's open."
Aribar: "Do we know that those Eggrobos are hostile?"
Julian Sawyer: "I dunno, you wanna go ask 'em?"
Kenku is tired of standing around and swings the door open and sets his shield up.
Aribar: "...One moment." *The half-elf steps away from the door and takes out his radio. He attempts to reach Robotnik on it, despite being underground and very far away.*
Julian Sawyer: *The door was already open, but whatever.*
Metal Man (GM): KZZZT no response. The door was unlocked, but not opened. Kenku opens the door. An Eggrobo immediately notices him. It fires at him.
Natalie: "That looks pretty hostile!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is blasted back for 15 damage.
Aribar: "Hm. So much for that." *The half-elf pockets the radio and takes Sunlight back out. He hears the gunfire and goes to enter the room.* "I guess they are hostile."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar goes to enter the room. The Eggrobo shoots at him.
Deloth: "Yeah, gee, I guess they are."
Eggrobo: "Intruders detected. Stay out of protected perimeter or die."
Kenku gets up and tries to slide up enough to slash the three.
Raena: "Deloth... I think that reactor thing might be worthwhile actually."
Julian Sawyer: "Maybe you guys oughta try blastin' 'em from back here."
Aribar falls back.
Deloth leans into the doorway, fires three Electric Eles at Eggrobo #1, and leans back quickly.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar flies out... ...you could, but you'd have to GET INTO the room. The Eggrobo sputters and falls back.
Digifanatic: *Just stays a distance back.*
Kenku charges in shield first again.
Julian Sawyer: "See? Ain't that hard."
Eggrobo: "Hostiles refuse to go back. Summon backup."
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off.
Deloth: "NOW explode?"
Julian Sawyer: "Wait'll they're all up here."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku runs in and is attacked by two Eggrobos. You hear... jets.
Digifanatic: "Yeah. I doubt the box is in this room."
Metal Man (GM): Eggrobos flying up from the bottom of the generator pit.
Deloth: *Mmmmmm now Explode the generator, now that the gang's all here.*
Julian Sawyer: "Wreck 'em."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is hit by two attackers. Then Deloth blows the generator. The lights go out.
Natalie: "...anyone got a match?"
Julian Sawyer's hammer lights the way!
Metal Man (GM): It's now pitch, pitch black, sans a localized glow around Aribar. And the hammer. -1 to dodge checks. Enemies now come out of nowhere. Well, it was either that or it collapsed the entire shaft, making the mission FUBAR.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Deloth: "...Raena told me to do it."
Metal Man (GM): You can't tell where the enemies are, as the darkness is everywhere.
Raena: "...That may have been not a very good idea..."
Metal Man (GM): The Eggrobos appear to be moving around, they haven't attacked again yet.
Julian Sawyer: "You don't fuckin' say!"
Metal Man (GM): You can barely make out the power generator. Deloth blew a big chunk out of it. That's about it.
Kenku tries to walk slowly forward towards where the ladder was, keeping his ears out for any sound.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: Search check, -1 due to prevailing darkness. Kenku walks harmlessly into a wall, realizing if he tried again he might fall into the pit.
Deloth: "Raena, sometimes you really need to learn to control these destructive impulses..."
Kenku: "And so should you Del!"
Metal Man (GM): Well... the Eggrobos are not attacking... so the ball's in your court.
Raena: "...If I don't have to hatch again after this, you and I are going to have a *Very* fun time." *She says with a growl.*
Digifanatic: "Okay... okay..."
Deloth: "You stay out of this, Kenku."
Metal Man (GM): Appears they won't attack someone they can't see. Or maybe the generator effected them.
Kenku: "Stay out of what... its your own stupid fault for thinking that would work!"
Aribar: "Huh. They aren't attacking Kenku."
Deloth: "It's HER stupid fault!" *Motions to Raena's general direction.*
Raena: "However, this could work to our advantage. Stealth tactics and all."
Kenku: "Yea... but it's soo pitch black were not going to be able to find the stupid box... and Del... it was your choice, not hers to use the spell."
Julian Sawyer: "HEY!" *Snaps fingers* "Fight it out when you can see each other! Right now we got bigger problems."
Digifanatic: *Quieter* "And if we talk like this, we can actually make it stealth."
Metal Man (GM): People with glowing implements: You could probably wander around much more safely than Kenku. However, you run the occasional danger of encountering Eggrobos.
Digifanatic: *If a non-harmful Light Ray counts, he could use that...*
Metal Man (GM): Sensory: See in momentary bursts. Basically think of echo location.
Natalie: *softly* "If you were a Kyubimon, your tail fires could give us some light..."
Raena: "Unfortunately, that's not the case."
Aribar: "Ooh, potential idea."
Metal Man (GM): Light ray can't be used like that, it'll cause you to wear out if sustained.
Kenku sits down "Ah well... I'm starting to think I need to purchase some simple equipment like flashlights..."
Digifanatic: *He'll hold off on that.*
Metal Man (GM): So then, people with glowy implements... you could probably fuddle around with your limited sight.
Julian Sawyer peers in the doorway "A'ight, focus..." *And tries to remember a base path to one of the ladders when he could actually see it.*
Metal Man (GM): Search check. No, you won't fall off since you can SEE what the floor is.
Natalie and Rae stick to one of the people with lightsources, but remain outside of the light dome so that they aren't detectable.
Metal Man (GM): Julian wanders in the dark, reaching the generator and a ladder. He'd see that the generator just bust a connection. He could just stick it back together.
Aribar uses Sensory to try and tell when the pit begins and would then use Kinesis to unsheath the sword and hold it over the pit. He wonders if the eggrobos will attempt to attack the glow, or potentially even walk off of the edge of the pit!
Metal Man (GM): Or climb down the ladder.
Julian Sawyer does that and then immediately makes his way down the ladder to avoid repercussions.
Metal Man (GM): Raena appears to be following Julian around. Aribar walks out to the edge of the pit, and holds his sword aloft. Lit up well by the sword... The sword is lit up well by itself, I mean... The Eggrobos... stare at it. Then, they see with its light.. ... They fly over to the generator and begin repairing it. With the light of the sword. Julian climbs on down.
Aribar: "...Those things can fly?"
Metal Man (GM): He sees some more Eggrobos. There must be at least 6 of them wandering around here.
Julian Sawyer: *Does Julian happen to see a box of parts?*
Digifanatic: "Must be some good models."
Metal Man (GM): Julian: Nope. You aren't at the bottom yet... Julian slowly makes it to the rather small bottom area. Yes, they are well lit up.
Julian Sawyer then carefully continues to climb down hopefully without alerting them... and he did! Woo!
Metal Man (GM): Julian would see there's little here except an elaborately locked door labeled 'STORAGE'
Digifanatic: *If anyone else with a light source moves on, he'll follow them.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, the Eggrobos begin to make progress. The generator is beginning to make noises again. Raena: Been following Julian, I assume?
Deloth ducks out of the doorway again.
Kenku tries to sneak up on the group.
Natalie: *Once the lightsource goes away, the girls descend too.*
Aribar: *Would the half-elf see the others moving on at the bottom?*
Julian Sawyer: *How elaborately locked?*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, not close enough Aribar. Julian: Well, a glowing Eggman-style 'enter authorization to proceed' terminal and a hand-print scanner. Kenku: No, they're across a gap. Yes, there's a gap between the edges of the generator room and the generator itself.
Digifanatic moves on down the ladder if it's safe to do so.
Metal Man (GM): That gap forms the pit of the room.
Julian Sawyer: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Digi: No light over there. Julian walked away with it.
Aribar decides to try and disrupt the Eggrobos. He fires a blast of wind at the robots fixing the generator. Wind Blast, 10 damage to one of them.
Metal Man (GM): They're knocked away. As is the sword.
Julian Sawyer: "Fuck, I need Del down here."
Metal Man (GM): The sword goes clattering down the shaft.
Aribar: "Piffle!" *Tries to use Kinesis to grab his sword again.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll a Will check, you can hardly tell where it is.
Julian Sawyer quietly radios Deloth *W* "Get the fuck down here."
Metal Man (GM): You grab the sword, eating another kinesis. Now what?
Deloth glances up. Is the ceiling grippable?
Metal Man (GM): You can't even see the ceiling.
Deloth just tries to sneak over to the shaft, then.
Kenku sets his shield up in case they see him when the generator comes back on.
Metal Man (GM): Roll a search check, Deloth. -1 due to darkness.
Deloth: .oO(Dammit, of all the things I could've gotten as a cat, night vision wasn't one of them...)
Metal Man (GM): Kenku gets in a defendy-position as the Eggrobos are no longer working on the generator. The generator is 3/4 fixed.
Aribar brings the sword back up and just sheaths it. He would continue harassing the Eggrobos with the occasional Wind Blast. He would move back and forth cautiously, however, to keep his location secret.
Metal Man (GM): As Deloth stumbles in the darkness and finds the ladder. Aribar: You can't see them anymore. They're in the darkness and moving around.
Deloth starts climbing down like rite nao.
Metal Man (GM): They don't do anything though, having been distracted and unable to see. Deloth climbs down in the dark. That's not too hard. He'd get to the bottom, near where Julian and the locked door is.
Aribar just casts Rejoin to get with the main group then.
Julian Sawyer: "Took yo' ass long enough." *Points at the door* "You know what to do."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar: It's split up between people on top and people on bottom.
Metal Man (GM): You don't go anywhere and 1 use is melted. Alas... it cannot be directed perfectly.