Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 7: Of Kings and GUNmen
Date: September 13th, 20th, & 22nd, 2008.
Metal Man (GM): The group is now approaching the ship, with Waluigi and Mario in tow. Guards stop to stare, their work done in transferring the wealth.
Waluigi: "I have no clue why Wario is with them. It's weird. We had no plan with him staying with them."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku is still on the ship.
Mario: "I-a just want you-a freaks to stop making political-a intrigues! I'm out here for-a no reason! Why couldn't you-a gotten a loan-a?"
Waluigi: "You... don't understand how we work." He glances to the people with him and Mario.
Dragoshi: "..." *Just walkin' on along with the group. A-yep.*
Mario: "Okay-a. Let's-a talk to these-a people."
Metal Man (GM): The group walks up to the ship. It is now they get a good impression of how large it is.
Gibby: "Good call."
Metal Man (GM): It is the size of Peach's castle plus some more width. It's like a weird boat, which, instead of flying on water, flies on the air.
Gibby feels small... smaller than usual anyway.
Metal Man (GM): It has many jets, rockets, and propeller things. They apparently copied Eggman.
Dragoshi: *Low whistle.*
Metal Man (GM): And on a small deck near the ground, is a large leader-type, with Wario, discussing things with his people. And behind him a little bit is Keikyoku, who appears to be holding gloves in the fashion of the other echidna people.
Gibby: "Hey! There's that Echidna guy."
Metal Man (GM): The leader is orange colored, unlike his subjects.
Keikyoku puts on the gloves.
Deloth: "Good. Let's kill him."
Metal Man (GM): He wears nearly paper-like garments accentuated by stone and metallic armor plates, and has a tall staff. Wario is next to him, looking mesmerized even though nothing shiny is in sight. The Emperor looks to the Questers from his platform and leans over, staring down at them like they're made of dirt.
Emperor Cylus: "Who are you, and what do you want? I am about to leave, and have no time for peasants."
Deloth: "I get dibs on first punch and that armor." *cracks his knuckles.*
Waluigi: "I'm kind of the friend of the guy next to you. I don't remember him agreeing to come with you as a part of the deal."
Emperor Cylus: "Oh? Well, too bad. He's decided to come with me. Right, Warus?"
Gibby: .oO(...Presents? I don't see any presents.)
Wario: *Dazed look.* "Yees... master..."
Emperor Cylus: "We do not tolerate peasant names. He is one of my men now."
Waluigi: "I don't care, give him back, or else I'll..."
Dragoshi: "I see."
Emperor Cylus: "Attack me? Hoo hoo hoo. I don't see the wisdom in THAT."
Metal Man (GM): Massive cannons on the ship pivot, aiming dead at Wario's castle.
Emperor Cylus: "With one command, all the wealth you own could be destroyed. Do you wish him back that much?"
Deloth: "...Don'tcha love these wild homecoming parties?"
Waluigi: "I... uhhh..."
Dragoshi: "Not really, no."
Metal Man (GM): Mario pushes Waluigi aside.
Mario: "I-a don't care about Wario! He's-a idiot! But you-a help him and steal stuff from some people I-a don't care about, and now I-a here! You give-a the stuff back, or the Mushroom-a Kingdom, Bowser-a Kingdom, and the people named-a after weapons will get-a you!"
Emperor Cylus: "This is quite dangerous indeed. You are right; I couldn't fight all of them..." He smirks crazily. "But who said I had to???"
Metal Man (GM): He casts a strange spell at Mario. Mario is knocked out instantly.
Gibby rushes over to him.
Emperor Cylus: "I'm afraid you stared a little too closely at me, and anyone else that dumb can join you on the ground. I'll be on my way, no---..." He stares at the Questers. The group alongside Mario. "Who are you, and what do you want? I am open to business propositions, but only if you are nice and stop trying to get me killed. Then you would be better off unconscious like your friend."
Metal Man (GM): He taps his staff.
Emperor Cylus: "Indeed, I don't know if I like people who witness me living to tell others... unless you have something to say?"
Deloth: "While you're at it, could you blast him once or twice?" *points to Keikyoku.*
Gibby: "Look, we don't want any trouble."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to his right, confused.
Emperor Cylus: "Wait... what is he doing there? I did not hire him..." He looks to Deloth. "Is he possibly a traitor in my midst?"
Deloth: "No, sir, he's just a moron. Think of a confused, lost, helpless sheep away from its herd."
Gibby gently nudges Mario trying to wake him up.
Keikyoku: "I joined a couple minutes ago."
Gibby: "Come on, Mario... get up."
Metal Man (GM): Mario is still not awake, though one of the Questers grabbed a mushroom from earlier...
Dragoshi: *Has the mushroom.*
Gibby looks to the others.
Emperor Cylus: "I see." He crosses his arm. "Throw the 'moron' overboard. He can join by proper protocol." A platform opens. Keikyoku is dropped off to where the rest of the group is.
Gibby: "Do we have anything to help him?"
Emperor Cylus: "You have done me a favor. So I shall be generous." *He smiles.* "What favor do you want of me?"
Deloth: "All we ask is that you give back the land that you have earned. Lofty request, I know, but a lot of unneeded bloodshed and war will be avoided." *humbly bows on one knee.*
Metal Man (GM): The Emperor smirks.
Emperor Cylus: "Why, this land belongs to Wario and Waluigi." He looks to Wario. "Wario is now Warus, so I cannot in good faith take it unless they were to strike me first..." He points at Waluigi. "So I will allow your land to live free, for I have these objects for a different fight in mind."
Keikyoku walks up to one of the subordinates, "What is proper protocol for joining?"
Metal Man (GM): A subordinate leans over the railing to Keikyoku.
Deloth: "What fight would that be, sir? If it's alright to ask, of course."
Subordinate: "Pst. Just visit our headquarters in Westopolis. You'll be an easy one to join, since you've already got experience in sneaking."
Emperor Cylus: "Why, the people named GUN, who wrongly suppress our people."
Emperor Cylus: "They also are trying to control the passage between the world we live in and this one. We merely wish to trade with the people in this world."
Deloth: "I see. I'm sure that diplomatic discussions have already tried and failed?"
Emperor Cylus: "Oh. And him." He points to Mario. "If you could convince him I have no ill plans for his world, then I can leave immediately to fight my true foes." He thinks a moment, then turns to Deloth. "The GUN foes wish to rule our island and block trade for tariffs. They do not listen to our council nor will they talk."
Deloth: "I can certainly see that as a possibility from our brief contact with them."
Emperor Cylus: "Additionally, no offense to... him..." *He stares harshly at Waluigi.* "But my impression is that Wario and Waluigi were a drain on the society of this sphere. I am doing them good by taking one half of the equation away. I am sure whoever caused this red clothed man to think I was evil was the true villain."
Deloth: "That is shaping up to be a very large possibility, sir."
Gibby: "Sir... can you heal Mario?"
Deloth: "We'll talk to him when he wakes up."
Emperor Cylus: "Very well. But his actions will be your responsibility." He waves his staff.
Metal Man (GM): Mario awakens.
Gibby sighs with relief.
Mario: "Woah-a... I saw lots-of stars! Rainbow-a road! It's-a where you-a go when you-a die?" *He shakes his head.* "Owww..."
Deloth: "When you get your senses back... I honestly don't think this man is the villain of this story."
Keikyoku: *walks up to the group.* "Sir is there anyway I can join now, I don't think I'll ever be able to go to Westopolis..."
Emperor Cylus: "You can ask your group to take you there. It is simply outside regulations to have people join on the spot. You may keep the free weapon, however. I must inspect all potential people who join. My predecessor was destroyed by his wild and violent ways, and his random troops, who half the time undermined him."
Keikyoku: "Ok, thanks for the weapon anyway, I'll try to go to Westopolis."
Mario: "Who-a is then? You-a? Waluigi-a?"
Deloth: "I believe it may be GUN."
Mario: "Weird-a." He looks to the Emperor. "Then again-a, he appears to-a be taking Wario away. I-a hate that Wario. Take-a him away-a!"
Gibby: "Easy, Mario."
Emperor Cylus: "Now, I must be going.Do you have any other comments?"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi is fuming in the corner.
Deloth: "Only my thanks to you for allowing us to discuss this. I believe we have a much better grasp on the situation now."
Metal Man (GM): The Emperor looks left, then right. His guards look twice, and up and down too, to ensure nothing is about to attack him. Weird. The guys the Questers met in the old days were always careless about that sort of thing.
Emperor Cylus: "Very well. We shall be leaving."
Metal Man (GM): The cannons move back down in place. The Emperor, carefully escorted, walks inside the ship.
Keikyoku stares on disheartened.
Metal Man (GM): The ship slowly flies off. Waluigi finally speaks. The look of rage on his face is indescribable.
Gibby: "Well... that wasn't what I expected to happen."
Waluigi: "What... you just let them take Wario???"
Mario: *Pats Waluigi on the back.* "He-a was a loser anyway!"
Dragoshi: "Didn't expect that either, but that went far better than expected. ..."
Waluigi: "I... I can't just let them take Wario! But had I resisted, he or you or... ..." Waluigi's eye twitches.
Deloth gets up and brushes himself off casually.
Gibby: "Well we were in no position to try and take him back."
Deloth: "So. Did I do well?"
Gibby: "You did very good, Del."
Metal Man (GM): The field around Sarasaland dissipates. It shows that, sans all the stolen things, it is intact.
Mario: "Well, that's all-a I needed to-a see!" *Leaps into warp pipe, which remains.*
Dragoshi: "...at least the land itself is okay." *blinks.*
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi stands there, silently. It seems like talking to him would probably be a bad idea.
Keikyoku walks up to Waluigi. "Do you have any small airships or other transportation devices that I could possibly borrow?"
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi twitches silently. He grabs his tennis racket and stares at it, breathing heavily.
Gibby walks over to Waluigi. "I'm sorry about Mario. If we could have done anything about it that didn't threaten all of us, we would have."
Deloth casually takes a few steps away from Waluigi.
Dragoshi: *Follows Del...*
Deloth glances over at Dragoshi. "Ready the blast shields..."
Dragoshi: "Will do."
Metal Man (GM): A loud SNAP is heard as Waluigi silently dons his armor.
Waluigi: "I don't care... you... took him... and Mario was here... ...why didn't I just destroy you first??? I'll kick you down for this!"
Deloth walks over to behind the warp pipe. A bit more quickly, this time.
Gibby steps back with the others.
Metal Man (GM): Waluigi's racket assumes its laser racket style, as his armor protects his body. He is ready to fight.
Gibby: "Look, you don't have to do this. We can figure out another way to get Wario back."
Metal Man (GM): He doesn't seem to have the mental fortitude to think to chase anyone, especially since it'd be to the Mushroom Kingdom.
Gibby looks to the others for support.
Keikyoku: *runs over to the others.* "If you loan me an airship I can go to Westopolis, join them, and convince them to give Wario back."
Waluigi: "I... ...I'll get Wario back... but only after I have won! Waluigi will always be the weeeener!"
Dragoshi: "...We don't have an airship." >_> "'Sides."
Metal Man (GM): He doesn't appear to be listening to logic. Instead, he listens to trippy dance music, as he takes out a boom box from NOWHERE and throws it down, playing weird trance music. He then gets out a quiver-like arrangement of tennis balls.
Deloth: "Shut up, Kei. I'm still going to strangle you in your sleep."
Gibby: "...I think we should go now."
Metal Man (GM): The pipe's about to go.
Deloth hops in the pipe, then.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi casually walks over to your pipe.* "Now is not the time to talk about it. And, Del. Can it with the thr-...oh, nevermind." *PIPE... ENTERU!!*
Gibby: "Don't worry Waluigi, we'll figure something out!" *hops into the pipe.*
Keikyoku: "Well, your loss." *dives into the pipe.*
Metal Man (GM): He hurls a tennis ball, but it is too late. The pipe is gone, and so are the Questers. He stares at it silently.
Waluigi: "They don't fight me still? ...Maybe I was wrong..."
Metal Man (GM): He falls over, mentally exhausted. Meanwhile, back in the Mushroom Kingdom... Mario pops out and the Questers appear as well. Daisy glances.
Gibby holds his head.
Daisy: "You fixed it? That easily? Wow..." She looks down. "I almost regret marrying Bowser now."
Gibby: "I'll never get used to that." @_@
Deloth: "Well, that was amusing."
Keikyoku flies out of the pipe, does a quintuple backflip and lands nimbly on his feet.
Mario: "Yup. Your-a kingdom, minus all-a the valuables. You-a need no more fear!"
Gibby: "Well... we did lose Wario to them."
Metal Man (GM): Peach comes out. She looks a bit different.
Peach: "What did you find there? I must report this to the... ...Mushroom delegates."
Gibby: "Mushroom... delegates?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Delegates? Did they actually...)
Keikyoku looks dumbstruck.
Daisy: "Wario? I hated Wario."
Peach: "Well, after one of them hurled a gavel at me, I discovered nobody really liked the old coots. So I tricked them into agreeing to make their sons 'kings'. Only in the fine print it said..." She goes on for a moment about political gibberish. "...And in short, we have a bit less stupid system."
Dragoshi: "Glad to hear it."
Peach: "The delegates are younger and interpret for their crazy fathers, so things are much less messy. Plus there will be elections. Eventually." A gavel flies out a window and over her head. "Eventually we'll move the geezers out of the actual building." She sighs.
Gibby didn't understand a lot of that, but it sounded good, so he nods.
Keikyoku: "Wow, I never really thought my words might have an impact on the Mushroom Kingdom government."
Dragoshi: *...Goes to take that gavel as well.* >_>
Peach: "So... Wario is gone, and I heard the valuables are gone, but Sarasaland is free?"
Keikyoku: *takes the gavel first..* "You have a gavel, Dragoshi."
Metal Man (GM): This one's broken. Dang.
Deloth: *flatly.* "YOUR words?"
Keikyoku throws the broken gavel back through the window.
Metal Man (GM): *BONK* The Questers hear distant cursing, followed by someone falling over.
Peach: "...I never did like those geezers. So... what will you crazy guys do next?"
Daisy: "I think I will assess the damage."
Metal Man (GM): She walks off, looking a bit disappointed for some reason.
Keikyoku: "Well could you get me some sort of transport to Westopolis?"
Gibby: "What's at Westopolis?"
Peach: "Well, some weird guys on a boat came in one day saying they're ready to travel the ocean if you wanted. If they're with you, we will gladly retrofit the boat to better survive the rigors and give you an escort. Since you saved an entire kingdom!"
Keikyoku: *shudders.* "Well could you show me to them?"
Peach: "Sure, if your friends are also interested."
Keikyoku: "Well" he turns to the group "You guys wanna go to Westopolis, we could try to save Wario if you want."
Peach: "Yeah. You could save Wario."
Gibby: "I'm going. I made a promise to Waluigi."
Deloth gives Keikyoku The Look (TM). "And you're saying that's ALL we'll do there?"
Keikyoku: "Well if I joined them, you wouldn't have me following you everywhere..."
Peach: "I guess you should talk to those guys, since I don't know where Wario is..."
Deloth: "I'd rather have you here and in my sight. Regrettably, unleashing you on an unsuspecting world would be the greater of two evils."
Gibby: "Del, lay off the guy for a little bit."
Deloth: "Why? He's done nothing except screw up repeatedly and run off first chance he got? Hell, he should be on a leash and choke collar."
Gibby: "Well last I checked, we helped out fellow Questers, not belittle them for their errors."
Dragoshi: *Resists making a snarky comment about how letting him loose on aforementioned unsuspecting world would be funny.*
Peach: "Well, not all of us started out perfect."
Metal Man (GM): She looks upwards. Perhaps remembering all the times she was kidnapped.
Deloth: "Fine. Then you'd better prove yourself soon. Which means that you're staying with us."
Dragoshi: *Just stays silent.*
Peach: "So... you want to save Wario? Marley and... ...Jack, I think. They are down by the coast."
Metal Man (GM): She holds up a hand and summons a Warp Pipe with some... heart-shaped energy.
Deloth: "Right. We'll be on our way then."
Dragoshi: *Nods.* "That we shall."
Deloth: "Thank you." *grabs the rim and hoists himself into the pipe.*
Gibby: "Great. You're a peach, Peach!"
Keikyoku dives into the pipe.
Peach: *Giggles.* "Of course!" She curtsies as the Questers leave.
Gibby jumps and hovers into the pipe.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk into the pipe, and pop up at Marley and Jack's place. The boat. Marley, leaning on a chair, hears the Questers and gets up. He's been watching the sea with binoculars.
Marley: "Well there, young fellas! You just made GUN vanish! What did ya do?"
Dragoshi: "...We did?"
Marley: "One minute they were there, and the next... they left!"
Marley: "Yeah. The Echidna ships... they began shooting weird weapons!"
Deloth: "Hey, guys."
Dragoshi: *Tilts his head to the side. Dragoshi is confused.*
Marley: "Then the Echidna ships left. The seas are ours to travel!"
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Well. That's good to hear."
Marley: "So. You seem to have come back for a reason. Whatcha gonna do now? Maybe you should find some way to make some money so we can have a good place to settle. Since all this movement is making my old bones ache."
Gibby: "We need to travel to Westopolis."
Marley: "Whaaat? Are you crazy? ..." He thinks. "Well, yes, you are. Okay, but I won't get any closer than the coast. Them hoodlums will mess you up!"
Deloth: "Alright. Hang on a sec." *walks over to the shoreline and shakes his wings a bit. A few loose feathers fall out before he walks back.* "Sorry. Those were driving me nuts. You know how hard it is to talk calmly with down tickling you like that?"
Dragoshi: "Not really, no. Though I could imagine."
Deloth: "Good. I hope you never do."
Dragoshi: *Decides to boredly search for any ? blocks in the vicinity while this is going on.* >_>
Marley: "There's lots of criminals in that city."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds an ? block.
Dragoshi: "Wonder whats in this one..." *Kicks it.*
Keikyoku: *stares at the water.* "Uhh... ah-uh... well... uh... we-we-well i-is thee-th-there any way we can get there without traveling on the w-w-wa-water?" *shudders at the thought of being on the accursed water.*
Gibby: "Hmm... well we'll just have to be cautious and stealthy."
Metal Man (GM): *POP* Another mushroom.
Dragoshi: *Takes that shroom.* "And, that's another one."
Marley: "'Fraid not." He crosses his arms. "You ready to go, then? There's lots of criminals in Westopolis, but if you insist..."
Metal Man (GM): Marley opens the door to his ship.
Gibby: "If it's the only way, then that's what we'll have to do."
Dragoshi: "I was hoping for coins or a Fire flower, but... this'll do." >_> *Shrugs, then goes back to the others.*
Deloth steps in.
Keikyoku looks fearfully at the boat before dragging himself onto it.
Gibby steps in after Kei.
Deloth: *glances at Keikyoku.* "What's wrong with you?"
Keikyoku quickly grabs a large bucket before going into the cabins and finding a place to try and sleep.
Gibby walks over to the edge of the boat and looks out at the ocean.
Dragoshi: *Casually follows behind. A-yep.*
Metal Man (GM): A closet will do fine in this case. There's a closet in the ship, if Keikyoku is looking to hide from the water. Otherwise, most of the 'bed' area also has windows to the ocean.
Marley: "Okay then, off we go!" The ship moves off the coast, and begins moving back to the Sega Region.
Keikyoku runs to the closet with the bucket.
Metal Man (GM): On the way, the Questers see the two islands, and a very peaceful ocean in general.
Keikyoku turns green as soon as the ship starts moving and then promptly uses the bucket for the reason he grabbed it.
Deloth: "Well... I'm not gonna fault him for that, seeing as my girlfriend has the same problem..."
Gibby: "When did you get a girlfriend?"
Dragoshi: "..." .oO(Why do I have a feeling that I might know who he's talking about.) >_>
Deloth narrows his eyes. "Quite a while... although we almost never actually get to SEE each other."
Gibby: "Oh... a long distance relationship?"
Deloth: "Unfortunately, yes."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers cross the ocean effortlessly; The Echidna people cleared out the GUN people. However, as they near the Sonic Region, they can't help but feel... watched. As they approach.
Marley: "Odd... it's never been this empty near the shoreline before."
Gibby: "All the better for us."
Deloth: "GUN's probably got troops all over the place."
Metal Man (GM): He looks out the window.
Marley: "Hm... I think we made a bad decision. You are right... GUN is everywhere. In fact, we have no choice but to land, because I swear I see jets and helicopters flying overhead..."
Gibby: "Doesn't look so bad to me."
Keikyoku wakes up, and the bucket being full runs out of the closet, up to the deck, leans over, and... "Feeds the fishes", afterwards he turns pitch white and starts rocking back and forth in the fetal position on the deck.
Gibby: "We just have to sneak is all."
Metal Man (GM): There are a whole lot of GUN people on the shore, and the land... and... basically lots of them. A helicopter specifically flying towards the ship.
Marley: "It's a bit too late. They knew us when we escaped them, and for some reason they're all out on the coast." He looks in his pockets. "We'll need to do something about them when we land."
Jack: "Ah, a real GUN fight! About time! More dead people!"
Gibby: "We'll manage."
Deloth casually takes out his sword and twirls it a couple times. "I'm rather looking forwards to it..."
Keikyoku rocks back and forth, baaack and foooorth.
Metal Man (GM): Some time passes, and the group is now on the shore, surrounded by GUN agents. One lead one with a slight tic and a black outfit, a man, is at the forefront.
???: "You helped those dirty echidnas, and now all of our land is being attacked by them! We've lost Westopolis because of you."
Deloth: "Technically, sir, that's not our fault."
Dragoshi: *Just leans back and listens.*
???: "Well, my superiors want me to fix it, because they're gonna attack Capital City next. And guess who knows what new equipment those echidnas got?"
Deloth: "I wouldn't know. Enlighten me."
???: "You. So. You have two choices. Surrender and join us, or surrender and be in prison."
Aribar supposes he is with the others. The half-elf nondescriptly stands at the back of the group. Having been incapacitated by... A very long-remaining case of seasickness, he hasn't been able to help the others in a while. He has also been oblivious to what the others have done.*
Jack: "Eh. Like you control this area. We could take your men out if we wanted to."
???: "Yeah, like they'd do what you say."
Deloth: "You're saying that we would need their help to do that? Amusing."
Keikyoku vomits all over the beach.
Deloth: "Heck, we wouldn't need him, either." *points a thumb to Keikyoku.*
Gibby: "Are you gonna be ok?"
Dragoshi: *Absentmindedly flexes his left claw.* "..."
Aribar tries to look away from Keikyoku, not wanting his own case of sickness to get worse.*
???: "So, what'll it be?" *They raise their weapons.* "Come with us, or die?"
Gibby: "I'm not a big fan of dying."
Dragoshi: *Looks around the area. He counts the number of GUN people.*
Metal Man (GM): About 15.
Gibby: "Perhaps we can learn more about what's going on if we join them."
Deloth narrows his eyes. He's personally wanting to take out these egomaniacs and be done with it, but at what cost... and his back's hurting, which just makes the decision-making even harder.
Keikyoku doesn't want to join the enemies of his friends.
Aribar steps forward towards Del. The mage tries not to appear threatening when doing this... He mutters to Deloth, "I don't believe we should burn this bridge with GUN... I know little of the current situation, but if the citizens of this land found out I'm sure we would sit much lower in their eyes."
Dragoshi: .oO(Lessee... fifteen of these jerks... 6 of us... Well, that's counting Jack. Dunno if he managed to find anymore souls or whatever for that staff of his, but... maybe. Maybe not. I'll just continue waiting.)
Deloth: *through his teeth.* "My opinion of GUN has dropped somewhat after seeing the other side of the story."
Dragoshi: *To self.* "Quite..."
Aribar nods and steps back into the protective fold of the other Questers.*
Keikyoku turns greenish and falls over.
???: "I'm going to count to 3, and if you don't all drop your weapons, we'll just have to beat them out of you. One..."
Deloth: *snarling.* "Careful not to hurt yourself counting that high."
???: "Just for that, two." He crosses his arms.
Gibby: "Well, I can see there's no way around this one." *unsheathes his sword.*
Aribar puts a hand on the hilt of his blade, unsure of what his fellow Questers will decide..
Deloth: "Alright, this is getting annoying. So annoying... it's repulsive!" *whips out his beam sword and spins it around.* "No more talking."
???: "Three." They move to attack. "Now let's see who is truly superior."
Deloth grits his teeth as his back spasms again. C'mon, focus on the GUN agents...
Keikyoku is still pretending to be passed out on the ground.
Aribar watches his comrades unsheathe their weapons and take a stand. In that instant the master of electricity bolts into action. While staying in the throng of Questers Aribar thrusts out his hand and cries out, "White Lightning!" Several flashes of lightning and peals of thunder pierce the battlefield--and one of the GUN soldiers.*
Metal Man (GM): All hit, naturally.
Deloth runs up to one of the GUN agents and attacks with two slices of his beam sword!
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. BLAM! One down.
Deloth ducks back to the group before involuntarily yelping a bit. Anyone behind him would see his back visibly THROBBING.
Dragoshi: *Casually takes out his scythe, and readies it. He notices Del's back... but doesn't pay it any mind.* "...Let the harvest commence." *Dragoshi dashes on over to the agents, and attempts strike three of them at once with his scythe.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Another one falls.
Gibby goes for the ol' slash attack. He charges towards one of the GUN agents that was not attacked and slashes him horizontally two times.
Metal Man (GM): Hit and Gibby trips.
Gibby stumbles after his slash. "Oof! Guess I'm still a little rusty..."
Metal Man (GM): The remaining ones fire in groups of three. First, at Aribar.
Dragoshi: "Still did pretty well, though."
Metal Man (GM): Then at Deloth. Then at Dragoshi. Then at Gibby. The single one takes weak pot shots at Dragoshi again. Dragoshi is hit twice...
Aribar tries to dive away from the shots and towards the GUN agent he targeted before!*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is hit. Gibby is hit. Aribar is hit.
Dragoshi: *stumbles back a little from the shots and hisses. He quickly regains his composure though.* "Hmph."
Keikyoku's weapon stays on at all times.
Metal Man (GM): So... two GUN guys died.
Aribar is grazed by the shot, but he doesn't let it phase him. He comes up out of his roll and leaps into the air while unsheathing his sword. A silvery sheen covers the blade as Aribar raises it above his head and the half-elf swings it down upon the GUN soldier who he struck before!* (Drawing sword, Warlock's Bane.)
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Miss. Keikyoku misses his un-described attacks both times.
Deloth crumples to one knee as his back throbs again... and not one this time, but FOUR red tentacles erupt. And they're not attacking or going back in this time. "GAAAAAAAAH!"
GUN Soldier: "Aaaaaah! It's an alien!"
Gibby: "That's... new..."
GUN Soldier 2: *smack.* "Just kill it! Kill it kill it!!!"
Aribar dances back to recover from his failed attack and risks a glance at Deloth when he hears the scream... And sees something quite... Odd.
Deloth stays on one knee, moaning softly. It... doesn't look like he'll be doing anything this turn.
Gibby: "Del! Are you ok? What is that?!"
Dragoshi: *Chuckles darkly, knowing what's coming next when Del's next turn rolls around.*
Jack: "He's a regular space alien, that's what!"
Dragoshi: *Once again charges at the agents, and once again attempts to tear into three at once with his scythe.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. THREE of them go down now.
Gibby was concerned about Deloth, but knew there was still a battle taking place. He charges at one agent and slashes him once, then charges after a second one with a running headbutt.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Now 6 dead, that kills the weakened one.
Gibby: "Man... there's still more than half left."
Metal Man (GM): They concentrate their fire on Dragoshi. Hit miss...
Dragoshi: *Gets hit once, and dances around the other two.* "Pathetic. Though... good effort. I'll kill you guys a liiiiiiittle bit more quickly as consolation." <_>
Keikyoku tries to uppercut a gun soldier into another one.
Metal Man (GM): Miss. Hit!
Aribar lashes out at a nearby GUN soldier with his sword. He doesn't know what happened to Deloth, but he does know that it probably isn't a good thing for someone here. Aribar does a quick jab on one soldier before lunging towards another GUN agent and swiping him.* (Two weapon attacks.)
Metal Man (GM): Aribar headbutts instead of swiping and takes damage. First one soldier dies, then the other. 7 GUN soldiers remaining.
Gibby looks over at Del, curious to see what will happen.
Deloth takes a few deep breaths. "Cover me, guys. I think I should be okay in a bit." For now, he fires two Light Pillars at the soldiers.
Dragoshi: *Just leans back and watches.* "...huh."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Dragoshi: "I was expecting that other thing." *blinks.* "Ah well." *Shrugs and once again continues his soldier-killing tirade by attempting to rip three more soldiers a new one.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Deloth: "Heh... sorry to disappoint..."
Dragoshi: "No prob. I'm kinda having fun ripping these pests apart like cheap toilet paper, anyway."
Metal Man (GM): 4 remaining.
Gibby feels victory in their grasp, but wants to try out an old move before it's over. He opens his mouth wide and proceeds to suck in one of the agents.
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Gibby copies the ability to shoot poorly.
Gibby pulls out his newfound gun and fires a shot at another one of the agents.
Metal Man (GM): He demonstrates how weak they are individually!
Gibby: "Note to self: Copy enemies that aren't weak..."
Metal Man (GM): 3 GUN agents fire at Dragoshi. One of them fires at Gibby.
Dragoshi: *Just stands there.*
Metal Man (GM): They shoot holes in things which are not Questers. One of them dies from friendly fire.
Dragoshi: *And watches as the bullets miss him completely.* "...Thanks for making my job easier."
Keikyoku tries to uppercut a GUN Agent into the dreaded sea. He misses, and tries again.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku uppercuts the air, then... the GUN agent is hit and flies a short distance, but is washed onto shore again.
Aribar quickly glances around the battlefield and notices how fast it is clearing. In fact, the half-elf sees only two agents left... Aribar stands his ground and points his sword at the remaining GUN agents.* "Stand down! We've decimated your entire squad. Give up now and your fate might be a kind one." (*Diplomacy!*)
Dragoshi: .oO(...Why do I have a feeling they won't listen)
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is shot at. The offending officer crashes into a rock and dies. However, it still threatens Aribar.
Aribar dives out of the way and towards the remaining GUN member.
Dragoshi: *Under his breath.* "Morons..."
Gibby puts his sword away. It was all over.
Aribar rolls out of his dive and up into a kneeling position near the final GUN member, which he stabs.
Metal Man (GM): Miss.
Deloth pushes himself back to his feet and fires three more Light Pillars at the final GUN agent. "Just GO AWAY."
Metal Man (GM): Hit hit miss.
Dragoshi: *Instead of killing the last agent with his scythe, Dragoshi decides to take matters into his own hands--literally. How? By shredding him with his claws.*
Metal Man (GM): And... le dead.
Deloth breathes a sigh of relief... and twitches reflexively as the tentacles drop across his shoulders. "What... what the hell is happening to me?"
Dragoshi: "Stuff." :/ *Twirls his scythe and puts it away. Hoorah.*
Keikyoku: *drops to the ground, gives it a hug and kisses it..* "Oh sweet sweet land. shudders at the guard half floating as the tide rolls in and out. searches the dead guards for valuables."
Deloth shakes his head as one of the tentacles then takes the beam sword from his hand and sheaths it for him.
Metal Man (GM): The GUN agents are defeated. Their leader remains. He has a stiff upper lip, and frowns.
GUN Soldier: "Fine! We don't have resources to fight you... the thugs and the echidnas are attacking Capital City! Just you think about what you've done if they should succeed..."
Metal Man (GM): He runs off.
Dragoshi: "...Then why did you bother in the first place!? Idiot!"
Deloth: *tentacles still out.* "They couldn't make it much worse..."
Jack: "Yeah, they don't hire very bright people anymore."
Dragoshi: *Yells at the Soldier as he runs away.*
Jack: "They're afraid somebody will know too much. So then. I can give yeh some idea of the situation..." *He points out to the fire in Westopolis.*
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Jack: "Tho' I ain't going inland no more. Looks like a real fight. And I don't have a proper murder weapon! The GUN people took over that burning town long ago, when they consolidated th' world. Echidnas and thugs, especially thugs, ruled it. The Echidnas came in after, really, though... ...So the question is whether you want GUN to succeed, or th' Echidnas... or maybe a third option."
Keikyoku perks up, interested.
Jack: "I dunnae wha you like. What do yeh think is best for this place? I hate 'em all, o' course. So don't ask me. I'm fine with any option tha' kills those bums."
Marley: "Personally, I think a reformed leadership made up of equal representatives--"
Jack: "Yeh, he always says that junk."
Marley: "...would fix it."
Aribar helplessly looks towards the others.* "It is up to you guys. I know very little about this land or what would be best for them. I would suggest supporting GUN, but it appears as if they aren't quite the guardians I imagined they were."
Jack: "Or ye can just go wanderin' off and stuff. I dun care..."
Dragoshi: "Okay, but where would we get aforementioned equal representatives? And where would we even start?"
Jack: "GUN did guard stuff, but they were selfish little buggers..."
Marley: "Uh..." He looks down. "I don't know."
Dragoshi: "..." *facepalms.*
Jack: "Yeh. I know the only way is to kill 'em all, but you guys have favorites. So I'm offering you advice if you want."
Aribar: "We could get representatives from GUN and the Echidnas along with the other powers in this land..."
Jack: "Okay then. Pop quiz: Where to get them from? I know the GUN schmucks. They got a fancy building. But them Echidna people. They just like to attack stuff. Of course, if ye knew where their kin lived... maybe there? Since otherwise, it's all warriors n' priests and dummies. They're useless."
Aribar: "They must be organized somehow. I doubt they could give GUN much of a fight otherwise, unless their numbers are just huge..."
Deloth: "Maybe the library has some info? 'Course, they might not let us back in..."
Jack: "Ye beat up n' killed GUN people. They won't let you within the front door. The Echidna people, tho. You might be able to waltz right in. You helped them an' they seem to like you. Maybe even if ye don't want to be their friends, they can tell ye personally. It's rare that anybody be a friend to those maniacs. Even I sympathize with their killin' of human jerks. But they're so structured... it would be a rare occasion to talk to them, and ye have that permission, methinks..."
Marley: "How ironic. You could just walk into Westopolis, and you said you'd never go there again. Heh heh heh heh."
Deloth: "Situation's changed."
Aribar frowns, remembering their first visit to Westopolis now.
Jack: "So. Ye goin' there? I think you've got a good bet now. They've taken it over. Thugs may hate you, but thugs don't rule the Echidnas. Thugs are sort of slaves to them in this case..."'
Dragoshi: "Yea. That sounds like a good idea."
Gibby: "That seems like the best way to go."
Deloth: "I'm game."
Aribar just nods. He doesn't have much say in this.
Deloth points a thumb to his back. "Maybe I can find out some info about these, too."
Dragoshi: "I doubt you will, but hey... It's possible."
Jack: "Heh. I dun think the Echidnas know aliens either."
Metal Man (GM): He points to Westopolis.
Keikyoku: "Well, we could get in... the echidnas like me."
Jack: "Well, off ye go."
Deloth nods and starts running that way.
Dragoshi: "Adios." *Waves, then runs onward... To Westopolis!*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers begin walking to a place you thought they'd never go to.
Aribar begrudgingly follows the others.*
Metal Man (GM): Almost immediately the Questers find something very weird. The thugs that were in the way. They're still there. But they're accompanied by Echidnas.
Thug: "Hey! It's them no-payment people!"
Thug 2: "Yeah. Let's get e--"
Metal Man (GM): *WHACK.*
Cultist: "Do not disrespect our potential allies."
Dragoshi: "..." *Chuckles as Thug 2 gets a good thwackin'.*
Thug 2: "Whatever you say, crazy freak man!"
Metal Man (GM): *WHACK.*
Thug 2: "Okay okay! Respected Echidna person!"
Gibby: "At least those Echidnas seem to have things in order."
Cultist: "You may pass."
Deloth bows slightly. "Thank you."
Metal Man (GM): They move out of the way, dragging Thug 2 by the scruff of his outfit and into some cacti.
Dragoshi: "Thanks." *Bows slightly as well.*
Thug 2: "Gah! Ow!"
Deloth then continues onward towards Westopolis.
Aribar thanks the Echidna as well, his stomach feeling a bit queasy... The half-elf believes that he won't like what he'll see in the city.
Keikyoku: *runs over to the echidna.* "Thank you." *shakes hand.*
Dragoshi: *Continues on along to Westopolis as well.*
Cultist: *Stares at Keikyoku, then eventually shakes the hand back.* "Strange customs they have down here."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers wander into the city. It's been mostly burned down in the front area. Payday advance is in shreds. Guns n' Explosives exploded.
Gibby: *gulps.* "This is rather... unpleasant."
Metal Man (GM): Casino is good... Liquor mart okay...
Deloth glances around at the wreckage rather impassively. "Didn't leave much standing, did they?"
Metal Man (GM): The abandoned stuff on the right side of the city is torched. The Questers can now mostly see an Echidna shrine. It's down to the right. Many echidnas are milling around there. The streets are practically empty.
Gibby: "Too bad the weapon shop's destroyed. Some extra weapons could have helped."
Dragoshi: "Ah well."
Metal Man (GM): There's a sign to the right down the right street... 'Black Market will return shortly.'
Aribar looks at the sights for a while before just deciding to keep his eyes to the ground.
Dragoshi: .oO(Well, at least some places'll be okay.) >_>
Keikyoku glances at the shrine.
Deloth starts walking to the shrine.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers move to the shrine area... an Echidna in slightly more regal dress notices them. All white, like the others.
Cultist: "I see. You are those who aided us. What do you need?"
Keikyoku: "Where is the head quarters?"
Cultist: "Regional, or the HEAD headquarters? There is a difference."
Cultist: "Well, the head one is on Angel Island." He points far away at the sky. "This is our regional one. We've expanded to include this entire town, though."
Keikyoku: "Well where do I go to join?"
Deloth: "Any ideas on how to actually get there?"
Cultist: "If you wish to join, you join here." *He looks to Deloth.* "Initiates and above get free transportation back and forth to the island."
Digifanatic is in the back of the crowd just listening for now... seems like he's been wandering around for a little bit.
Cultist: "In the past, diplomats were also allowed to the island. GUN stopped that in its tracks. The fall of Eggman was a blow to our kind."
Keikyoku: "Well I wish to join..."
Aribar nods, listening to the Cultist. He wonders what the others plan to do.
Cultist: "If you want to join, you simply swear to uphold our ideals, on penalty of death. Breaking from us will get you marked for life, so do not join if you have a wavering belief..."
Gibby: "What exactly are your ideals?"
Cultist: "The King is divine and never wrong, those who do not pay their tax to him are wrong and must die, the world belongs to us and no one but us may leave the perimeter of the island. And of course, Angel Island is sacred and all who harm it must die."
Keikyoku: "Well, what is the tax?"
Deloth narrows his eyes. This just took a turn downwards.
Gibby: "Those ideals seem rather harsh."
Cultist: "15% of all possessions go to the King for his holy mission of spreading the faith."
Gibby: *looks to Del.* "We're not REALLY going to join them are we?"
Deloth: "I don't think we are." *shoots a glare at Keikyoku.*
Cultist: "You seem more like diplomats than cultists."
Keikyoku: "Well I have nothing, so I couldn't pay a tax..."
Cultist: "And that is no offense to you, but you are a small force with weapons..."
Aribar: "We have solved political problems elsewhere..."
Cultist: "...Who appears to serve a sovereign interest of a land none of us have seen."
Digifanatic nods, still not saying anything juuuuust incase...
Cultist: "You have been most beneficial to us, so if you wish another audience with the King, we can take you to him."
Deloth: "That would benefit us greatly."
Cultist: "Then it is arranged. This reminds me. We have not paid you properly for your work. You have helped spread our word for us."
Metal Man (GM): He hurls several small bundles of coins. 20 each. To each of the Questers.
Deloth catches it with a tentacle. "Thank you."
Dragoshi: *Catches his bundle.* "Thank you." *Puts it away.*
Cultist: "The evil GUN people must be destroyed. Your brave fighting against their injustice is a worthy thing."
Gibby: *The coin bundle hits him in the face.* "Ow! Ooo... coins!"
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... That and they are really bad at their job." *Is now up to 50 coins! Huzzah!*
Cultist: "Now. You may wonder how we travel. This way." He walks to the door and opens it, wandering inside the shrine.
Digifanatic guesses he takes his share his well, nodding with a quiet "Thank you."
Aribar thanks the Cultist and heads inside.*
Gibby: "Fair enough." *He follows the Cultist.*
Keikyoku catches the coins, before they hit the ground after bouncing off his face.
Dragoshi: *Also thanks the cultist, and follows along.*
Deloth follows inwards as well. "Incidentally, would you happen to have a library I could look through?"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers walk inside. A smell of many incense candles is inside.
Gibby: "Hey Del, with those arm things, you could read four times the amount of books!"
Cultist: "Well. You are in luck. We are historians as well. We can research something for you on the island..."
Deloth: "I have more arms now, Gibby, not eyes."
Metal Man (GM): He leads the Questers to a dark room, with a large painting of an Echidna... who is half-machine.
Digifanatic: *walks in.*
Gibby: "Well I didn't say you'd read faster..."
Cultist: "This was our founder, the great Kragok. He died fighting GUN a long time ago, when GUN did not rule this land. And he helped provide for this..."
Deloth rubs his chin, thinking. "...Would you have happened to come across one of my species in your past?"
Digifanatic: .oO(Whoa... wonder how that hybrid was formed.)
Cultist: "Er... no. You are alien to us."
Metal Man (GM): The Cultist opens the painting. Like. Holds the frame and it swings open on a hinge.
Aribar raises an eyebrow at the Echidna... He wishes that he knew more about GUN.
Cultist: "Just so you know. There is a special way to open this painting. People who are unworthy will lose their fingers."
Metal Man (GM): There's a... teleporter behind it.
Cultist: "This system was designed by his government long ago. We lost everything but a few of these. It is an instant transport... I ask you go first, so I can properly shut the painting."
Deloth sighs and looks at the teleporter. Looks like his questions about his transformation will have to wait. "Alright. Thank you."
Gibby: "We all have to go in at the same time?"
Deloth steps into the teleporter.
Dragoshi: "Understood." *He nods, then heads into the 'porter.*
Digifanatic walks in...
Aribar heads into the teleporter after the others.
Cultist: "No, it works one at a time." *Walks in after; the painting swings shut...*
Metal Man (GM): A loud warp noise is heard, and surroundings shift suddenly.
Deloth: *to himself, muttering.* "That was odd... out there... I didn't even have to think about catching that bundle. I just saw it and they snapped out and grabbed it."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers appear inside another boxed in chamber.
Cultist: "To prevent invasion, the code must be used. You are diplomats, so I won't bother explaining."
Digifanatic raises his hand.
Metal Man (GM): He raps on the door for about 2-3 minutes straight.
Gibby: "That's a long code..."
Metal Man (GM): It's a semi-random pattern which makes no sense to the Questers.
Cultist: "The GUN men stole one of these once. We had to improvise."
Metal Man (GM): The door opens. It's another painting of this 'Kragok'; and lo and behold, the Questers are now atop Angel Island, on a large ruin...
Cultist: "This one won't budge from this wall... this wall belonged to the ancient imperial palace."
Digifanatic: "Those paintings of your founder--was he a cyborg or something like that?"
Keikyoku is interested.
Gibby: "Wow... I hardly felt anything."
Aribar comes out intact, if a bit queasy..*
Cultist: "He was one of sorts. He replaced limbs lost from a battle. Behold his lost majesty." He holds out his hands, revealing a vast field of debris.
Digifanatic: .oO(Ah, like Darth Vader...) "Thank you."
Cultist: "His machines still function, so we must be careful where we go. The King located his place just up this way." He points up a towering pile of stairs. And then begins walking up them.
Gibby: "How fancy..."
Keikyoku follows, interested.
Deloth starts climbing up the stairs. Whee.
Digifanatic: *keeps going calmly.*
Cultist: "The GUN people destroyed our technology and the Eggman's. They hate all advanced machines now."
Metal Man (GM): He climbs the stairs like they are nothing.
Aribar: "Don't they use technology?"
Cultist: "We only have this." The Questers begin to see another towering palace. "No. Not like we and Eggman once had."
Dragoshi: *Follows behind.*
Keikyoku follows, looking at the tower.
Deloth starts breathing a bit hard. "Quite a flight of stairs you've got here..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers reach the top.
Cultist: "We had to build up the ground. Anything too low in elevation will flood. The king will meet you outside the palace today."
Metal Man (GM): And indeed; there he is, waiting outside the palace, atop a chair. Several attendants fan him this time.
Deloth: "Alright... thank you."
Metal Man (GM): He also has a spearman to either side, and some other court people around him.
Cultist: "I will be ready to take you back." He stands aside.
Gibby: "Alright, see you later."
Aribar nods in thanks to the Cultist and looks towards the King.
Digifanatic stays relatively quiet as he has been in the past... just looks around with curious intent walking to a chair, also showing his respect and bowing for the King.
Deloth drops to one knee and bows. Never hurts to show respect.
Dragoshi: *Bows as well.*
Aribar follows the other's example.
King: *Glances at all of the Questers.* "Yes... I see you are the foreign diplomats. Well, then. Before we begin... where doth thou originate from? I know you seem random in your connections. But you are seemingly bound together, like people of one country... ...And cannot properly consider your position without a name."
Aribar looks to the others and wonders what they will say. The half-elf is once more taking the back seat... At least for the time being.
Gibby: "Umm... I doth thou originate from The Questers!"
Digifanatic: .oO(No, Gibby... that was not cool.)
King: "Is this a correct statement?" He waves a hand by all of the Questers.
Digifanatic: "It is, Your Highness."
Metal Man (GM): Those who were Questers may reflect the differences between what they did as Questers and what they do now. The Questers being mostly a function of killing and destroying people for being different; this organization altogether more concerned with democracy, for whatever reason...
Keikyoku: "I don't remember... I think here..."
King: "This holds true for a majority of you, then?"
Metal Man (GM): He looks to those who haven't answered yet.
Digifanatic: "As a Quester of the past and the present, I can confirm his statement. Before we arrived here, we were more of a police/superhero force, basicially intent on stopping people and organizations of evil intent."
Dragoshi: .oO(Woah... It's like... we flipped to the opposite end of the killing/peacefulness spectrum. Or something like that.) "Aye."
Gibby: "We're peace keepers... kinda... sorta."
Aribar frowns, that realization dawning on him now... Still, he can't deny his past, and they can redeem the Quester name this way.* "Aye, I am also a Quester."
King: "You do realize, that many call me 'evil', even though I have no such intention. Furthermore, a police force has rules... you do not seem bound by such."
Digifanatic: "We held that status for several years, until very recently when we were informed by our boss, who unfortunately, parted ways with us, that our duties were not necessary on our past planet."
King: "I can accept your strange story, but I have to wonder if it will be as double-tongued as your business too." He smirks.
Digifanatic: "Hence the 'slash superhero' part, Your Highness."
King: "Hm. Your duties no longer necessary... then you still call yourself this without a leader?"
Digifanatic: "We basicially equal ourselves to each other and take things as a group effort."
Aribar: "It is a title we have held for many years."
Digifanatic: "If one of us comes up with a plan most of the rest of us consider ridiculous, we reject it and try to come up with something more agreeable."
Gibby: "We look out for what's best for the majority."
King: "So you are a group, with a title, who have changed. Hm. So... before I move on... you are sure the title you held as policemen still works, despite being more of a league of justice?"
Keikyoku: *looks were disturbed, like he's confused about something.* "I think I'm from here... I mean angel island... I mean, just look at me, I'm an echidna too..." he looks more and more confused.
Digifanatic: "As of our current situation, I would not immediately call ourselves policemen... But as a veteran, I can safely say we could consider our past work to be with police officer-like intentions."
Aribar: "Unfortunately, it was only in our past world we possessed that title. Our work here isn't well known... I think. Really, I am not sure what the people of Mobius think of us."
Deloth: "I am not sure that this title is appropriate any more, actually, Your Majesty."
Gibby: "We've changed with the times."
King: *To Kei.* "You are a new addition, then..."
Digifanatic: "They are correct. Add to the fact we're still relatively new to this planet--we haven't had enough to do here that we could correctly judge ourselves from."
King: *To group.* "To us, you are considered the Justices. You remind us of a group from long ago... You favor no one and harm all who seek to impose corruption."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to his castle.
King: "I can be sure you do not agree with our methods and ways. I was informed of your reaction."
Digifanatic: "That is about correct, Your Highness."
Keikyoku: "Well I haven't joined... I was wondering, before I got my 20 coins, I have nothing but my possession, no, money, how was I supposed to pay the tax, but like I said, that was befor I got some money..."
King: "So then. What do you wish for Mobius? I hear you have... ideas."
Aribar: "I suppose we want what is best for Mobius, and to do that people must have representation... .. I believe we wish to gather the leaders of the various factions on Mobious and form a ruling counsel of sorts."
King: "Hm. So you would come here, to get representatives."
Digifanatic: "And I see no representation except those by a bunch of trigger-happy officers."
King: "What are the factions you see needing such?"
Aribar: "Unfortunately, I don't know any powers in Mobius besides your echidnas and GUN..."
King: "Well, that is about it, since Eggman is gone. But next there are the sub-group of... outlaws... We just as you do not care much for them, but they represent a minority."
Deloth: "Unfortunately, I don't think they're much in the mood for diplomacy and talking."
King: "Let us say we agree with this. Then how are we to bring GUN in line with the idea? They want Westopolis. It was never theirs. And they never maintained it."
Deloth: "Hm. That would be a problem."
Dragoshi: "That it would."
King: "Of course. They believe we are only able to be evil and hostile." He fetches a scribe, who begins writing an elaborate thing down. "I can alleviate it with a promise of peace if Westopolis is left in our hands, and furthermore that a plan for equal representation is begun."
Aribar: "I would imagine compromises must be made between you and GUN... Ah, treaties for peace, or at least a cease-fire, could most definitely help."
King: "Yes. If a cease-fire could be made. Then we could discuss, as we are now. I guess that would be your next thing to do. So... if you do not have anything further to add... I can wait on that. But I also offer my services."
Deloth: "Services, your majesty?"
King: "Our weapons shop... our guilds... our town. Diplomats whom can help us are afforded various privileges that allow them to see favor in our cause... and retain their own nationality."
Aribar: "Do you happen to have anyone who dabbles in the arcane arts? Of spells and magic?"
King: "Indeed. We have maintained a small collection from the old times. It is ashame they are incomplete."
Deloth: "I would be quite interested in those spells, myself..."
Aribar: "Hm... I would love to read over those tomes if we have a spare moment."
Digifanatic: "Me neither, but it is good you still have things like that..."
King: "Then you shall be able to see those tomes soon. We must prepare them for you. We also have weapons and items dealerships... if you are interested."
Digifanatic nods at that.
Gibby: "Now you're speaking my language."
Dragoshi: *Also nods.*
Aribar: "Thank you, your majesty."
King: "Well then. I see we have concluded our discussion, in agreement. I must monitor our efforts elsewhere. You are free to go as you please." He gets up, walking with his court in attendence. The guy who escorted the Questers earlier is by the steps if they should need to leave; otherwise, a stone city awaits on the island.
Digifanatic doesn't have to urge to leave right now... "Do you want to take a look around?"
Deloth heads to the city. He wants to take a look at those tomes...
Aribar follows Deloth into the city.
Dragoshi: *Follows along.*