Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 72: The Ruined Stadium Tournament
Date: 5:04:11 PM, May 4th; 4:27:59 PM, May 7th, 2009.
Trivia: Julian vanishes for good after this log, despite his tournament succeeding as far as generating interest and revenue are concerned.
Metal Man (GM): Recap: The Questers decided to go after that evil Levis guy. So they did, building a tank out of parts and sneaking their way through his forces. They got to his HQ, where they, surprisingly, held up to all checks for frauds, although it was aided by Levis' general apathy. For some reason, as the Questers soon discovered, Levis had been played by Ael into attacking in the first place. Out of options, Levis got a gigantic 20 foot tall tank and went for a last stand. Amazingly, he succeeded wildly beyond expectations, leveling all the tanks around him. However the Questers weren't going to let him run over their HQ yet again. They had learned from last time. Sorta. They damaged a number of the guns while Panzer eventually blew herself up in order to take it out, but the massive hulk even took a nuclear explosion without dying. Unfortunately for Levis, however, it was unable to keep out the radiation. Desperate to make his mark anyway, Levis saluted his old Commander and then turned the tank about, firing one last gigantic laser shot which sliced the Capital City GUN building in two and made a huge mess. Still, he died, and so did his tank. The Questers are at their half-rebuilt HQ, as vendors and people line up. Colonel Berge is watching nearby, smoking from a... pipe??? Continuation Panzer would awaken just as the regen tube opens up, Schatze looking around suspiciously.
Schatze: "Surprising. People CAN be revived over FM radio."
Deloth: "I hope we've got all that we need for these people..."
Panzer sits up slowly, lifting a brow. "What happened? And where in the hell am I? Why is the HQ leveled?"
Digifanatic is already well awake this time and talking with Deloth... he is noticeably semi-casual for this affair, apparently doing so to reflect his commoner-like personality. And cause he brought no suits or whatnot from the past dimension. :P
Deloth: "...Wonder if I should shift up a tuxedo or something."
Digifanatic wonders... have they started to build a designated area for everyone to fight yet?
Metools: *They're still all over Digi, to one on his head looks like an unsuspecting hard hat.*
Schatze: "I have uploaded the relevant data, but I am afraid it probably isn't the same as being there."
Panzer: "I'm not getting any new data, where did you stick it?"
Metal Man (GM): Panzer would have video recordings of what happened, sans a few gaps, like the briefing with Levis. They're lazily shoved to the side, not actually properly integrated.
Digifanatic: "If you really feel like it, Deloth, but I've always found myself as among the citizens."
Panzer finds them in weird places, like in motor and gyro files, starting to properly replace them where they work better and gets a general over view.
Digifanatic: *Sees the Metools crowding around* "Hang on, I'm gonna go see if Panzer's back yet." *Walks back over to Panzer and Schatze with the Metools.*
Schatze: "I didn't have an exact idea since... this body is more or less remote controlled and I've managed to evade any serious need to maintain the systems..."
Metal Man (GM): As the Questers sit around, a blimp lands just outside HQ. It says 'Glitz Express' on the top.
Julian Sawyer: *And hey, Julian's here now! All is well... where was he Saturday? * "Damn, I leave fo' one day an' you guys kill Levis. Berge gave me a breefin', but damn if it ain't like I always miss the fun stuff..." *Cracks his neck* "But that don't matter. I'm here fo' this... Schatze, we got any idea when our guest are-Guess that answers that."
Digifanatic: "Hi, Panzer. Everything alright now?"
Dragoshi: "Well... There's Glitzville."
Panzer: "Of course you have..." *She sees the Metools, it takes her a second but as all the lost data is recompiled she gets it and whistles. They crawl off Digi and crowd around her. She gets out of the canister and stands, dusting herself off. They crawl on her instead and she pets them.* "I'm fine now."
Digifanatic: "Alright. These little guys are cool, aren't they?"
Panzer: "Yes. They love anyone that feeds them. You must have fed them."
Metal Man (GM): A small band walks outside of the Glitz blimp and begins playing as a red carpet is rolled out near the stadium.
Digifanatic: "Yes, I did. They were dragging that bag around."
Julian Sawyer: "...Which reminds me: I wasn't here when you all set this up. What terms did y'all agree to fo' this?"
Schatze: "Beats me."
Deloth: .oO(Oh, geez. What am I going to say to this guy?)
Panzer looks at the band and lifts a brow. "Wow. A really stuck up asshole must be coming out. Want me to shoot the blimp?"
Schatze: "I was busy watching my own business." *Picks up the phone* "Seems like they just randomly dialed numbers."
Deloth: "No, Panz, please do not shoot the blimp."
Natalie emerges from the ship with a loud yawn, her bandages now gone and all that's left is a residual soreness. Raena can be found in the section where the arena is supposed to be, still practicing her swordsmanship when she's not helping out with the construction.
Digifanatic: *To Julian* "A basic fight. Keep going until the wind's out of you."
Julian Sawyer: "Nah, we wanna be on good term with these guys. 'Least until we kick they ass."
Panzer: "Well. I need to go feed these things. They get a little ravenous." *She walks off, coated in bright yellow harhats.*
Digifanatic: *Still to Julian* "Can't find Rinith anywhere, though. Would you like to be the alternate?"
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, but what're the terms? Free-for-all? Series of 3-man fights?"
Deloth: "Free for all, as far as I know."
Metal Man (GM): Finally someone emerges from the blimp... a weird lookin' guy with a spear with dark eyes.
Deloth: "I hope I can announce well. It's an unknown ground for me."
Panzer sets out the food bowls and feeds the Metools who crawl off her and start eating.
Julian Sawyer: "Well this is gonna be a big goddamn mess... Excuse me." *Julian grabs his equipment bag and heads outside to greet their opponents.*
Dragoshi: *Follows behind.*
Digifanatic: "Eh, I wouldn't worry about it too much, Del. Just don't get too excited until it starts getting exciting, that's all."
Panzer leaves them to feed and she walks to the blimp also.
Digifanatic: "It also won't hurt too much to follow my lead." *He walks over to the production areas, asking a few technicians if all the sound and cameras are working right.*
Metal Man (GM): Then also behind him comes two guys with bodies made of iron. They're... walking iron guys.
Panzer: "Iron corrodes easily."
Deloth: "...Looks like we got some nice competitors, at least."
Craw Daddy: "I am Craw Daddy. Are you the mortals I have been sent to destroy?"
Panzer: "Mortals? I'm willing to bet that I'm older than you, Crawfish."
Julian Sawyer: "...More o' less. Who're your friends?" *Gestures towards the two iron buddies.*
Natalie: "Um... 'Destroy' wouldn't exactly be the best term..."
Dragoshi: *Just silently watches.*
Iron Adonis: "I am Iron Adonis. And he is also Iron Adonis." *He looks to his pretty much clone-like brother.* "Our invincible bodies will never fail."
Dragoshi: .oO(Guess this means I get to bust out the flamethrower.)
Panzer: "Can I weld you two together and see how far you get in a three-legged race?"
Julian Sawyer: "We'll see about that."
Dragoshi: .oO(...is that even legal though?)
Deloth: "Please don't mind Panzer here. She's clinically insane."
Craw Daddy: "So... your stadium looks like a wreck. Where do we fight, mortals? And when?"
Panzer: "I'm not clinically insane. I'm Maverick again."
Craw Daddy: "I thought you were going to be serious competitors."'
Deloth: "And... that's different, Panz?"
Julian Sawyer: "In any case, welcome to the Stadium. I'm Julian, that's Panzer-" *Introduces everyone else* "We'll start after those Megaton suckas get here."
Iron Adonis: "Hah! Competitors! You're crazy, Craw Daddy!"
Panzer: "Yes. Different."
Craw Daddy: "Shut up, low-ranking rocks!"
Iron Adonis: "..." *Silence.*
Digifanatic: *Turns back to Craw Daddy* "Well, we are serious, just not overachieving egotists."
Panzer snickers, shakes her head, and walks away. "Rusty old fools."
Julian Sawyer: "In the meantime... Shit, I dunno, do what you want. Jus' don't mess up the Stadium mo' than it already is. We're rebuildin' after some nutcase attacked us."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaaahh... It was a real mess."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, as long as you stay within the boundaries, and that may or may include the debris still lingering around, you'll be fine."
Julian Sawyer: "So, it'll jus' be the three of you representing The Pit?"
Craw Daddy: "Hmph. You have no security? I'll be careful then."
Iron Adonis: "Yes, your stadium doesn't even seem to warrant all of us!"
Digifanatic: "We'll be more than happy to be your security if you tick us off enough."
Iron Adonis: "We were under the impression you had more than a bunch of weird soldiers around!"
Panzer walks over to Schatze. "I want my Rifle please."
Craw Daddy: "I don't need an audience to fight."
Digifanatic looks around in the sky for some Warp Stars or another Dreamland machinery that Megaton will be coming in from.
Schatze: "Of course." *Hands it to Panzer.*
Metal Man (GM): Just then, a Warp Star smashes down.
Panzer slings it and looks around for something to get into.
Deloth: "...Well, there's our other competitors."
Metal Man (GM): ...And a big, tough guy who's approximately only 1 foot tall but several feet wide, including his large, wrecking ball hands appears.
Natalie: "Yow!" *The impact knocks Natalie off her feet. * "Hey! Watch where you're aiming those things, this ain' a Kirby game!"
Julian Sawyer jumps slightly at the sudden impact, then turns to face the Megatons "Take it yo' the other team."
Megaton Fighter: "All right! Who are the suckas I'm going to smash into dust? I haven't punched people who aren't rock in forever!"
Digifanatic: *Flashes a thumbs up to Deloth, telling him to walk over to the booth areas.*
Metal Man (GM): There's only one, surprisingly.
Deloth motions to Craw Daddy and the Iron Adonises. "Right there."
Julian Sawyer: "Yeah, them. Welcome to the Stadium."
Deloth then nods to the fighters and heads to the announcer booth.
Craw Daddy: "Hm. I see... all brawn, no brains. He would be a perfect match for them..." *Points to the Iron Adonises.*
Digifanatic: *To one of the tech guys* "Yeah, looks like everything is fine. Deloth and I are pretty much set to go."
Iron Adonis: "What? I'll smash you for that! After the other guy dies from merely touching us!"
Metal Man (GM): Making things more confusing, Mario and Luigi pop out of a pipe.
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight, Del an' Digi are wussin' out... who's I got backin' me up?"
Julian Sawyer: "...The hell are you two doin' here?"
Mario: "A-ha! It is-a you! The Iron Wusses!"
Raena: "I will. It'll be a good way to test my skill."
Iron Adonis: "What? They have the GREAT GONZALES HERE???"
Digifanatic: *To Julian* "Hey, all the people watching and listening to this need someone to let them know who's doing what!"
Megaton Fighter: "That puny guy couldn't do anything if he tried."
Mario: "I-a am just here to make-a sure Macho Grubba doesn't try anything."
Dragoshi: *Looks to M&L.* "Oh! Hey there!" *Waves.*
Luigi: "Me... too... I guess..."
Mario: "Luigi, inspect their blimp!"
Luigi: "Okay..." *Wanders towards the blimp.*
Julian Sawyer: "...Yeah, you do that."
Craw Daddy: "He won't find anything."
Julian Sawyer: "Better safe than sorry. So I got Raena an'...anyone else?"
Megaton Fighter: "So, who fights what? I am getting impatient!"
Dragoshi: "And me." :x *Coughs.*
Panzer walks back over to the crowd. "Is sniping allowed, Julian?"
Julian Sawyer: "Look, jus' head into the Stadium, there are sign's that'll get you to a locker room so you can get set up." *To Panz* "'Long as you inside the ring."
Kenku gets out of the stadium with a yawn. "Hey all... Hmm I see our fighters are here."
Panzer: "How far does the ring extend?"
Julian Sawyer: "It's a dirt ring surrounded by a ditch. Not far."
Panzer: "Not really worth my time... Hang on." *She walks off.*
Metal Man (GM): The group heads into the Stadium. Noticing the 'locker room' is alternatively in pieces or wrecked, they sort of congregate just outside the ditch-surrounded arena.
Craw Daddy: "This reminds me of before I was a tournament fighter. I have to wonder if this is all just some ruse."
Kenku looks to the others "So has anyone laid out the ground rules to the group, or should I put up what my plan originally was."
Panzer: "It is a ruse. I'm going to blow up your stupid fucking blimp in a moment."
Dragoshi: "...Yeah, well. This place would look much better. ...Panzer." *Facepalms.*
Kenku: "Panzer... stop it."
Julian Sawyer: "I was thinkin' we'd jus', y'know, kick they ass. It's jus' a crow with a spear an' two talkin' rocks."
Dragoshi: "Don't mind her."
Panzer: "I just might. It looks ridiculous."
Dragoshi: "It isn't a ruse."
Kenku: "...We need some rules Julian."
Julian Sawyer: "If they ain't got a blimp they ain't got a ride home. An' I damn sure don't want them hangin' around here."
Digifanatic: .oO(Schatze should have kept Panzer in the tube for about 6 more hours...)
Craw Daddy: "Hmph. I doubt you'd know how to destroy the blimp. Believe me... people have tried that before."
Panzer: "Blimps are easy to blow up. All you have to do is over inflate them if they're made out of helium."
Metal Man (GM): A probe flies over and drops a sword hilt which bounces off of Panzer's head.
Julian Sawyer: "Fight until you can't go no more. Ring-outs mean you stay out fo' a few seconds 'till you allowed back in."
Panzer catches it before it hits the ground, waves to the probe.
Metal Man (GM): This is a... Reploid Plasma Sword Accuracy: Melee+1 Damage: 12 Rate: 3 Extra: Used properly, may do additional damage. Used improperly, may harm user or self, or break entirely. Ring's about 20 feet in diameter.
Julian Sawyer: *Reinstate the ring-out penalty, then. Ring outs would be too easy to score a win.*
Kenku: "Ok, I would think single elimination bouts would be the best way or doing this, unless the fighters say differently"
Panzer: "Wonder what color this one is. I'm willing to bet it's green, since it's not specialty." *She powers it up.*
Metal Man (GM): It's green.
Craw Daddy: "Well... you're the arena master. Who fights what first?"
Julian Sawyer: "Single-elimination wouldn't work. Megaton's only got one guy, an' the Pitters got two fighters that are the same."
Panzer: "Aye. At least it's not blue. It almost matches me." *She clicks it off and walks into the arena, well, to the stands and sits on her ass for the moment.* "Julian, I guess I'm playing if you want me to. Do a seeded chart."
Julian Sawyer: "Hmm..." *Does a head count.*
Metal Man (GM): The fighters sit around. Iron Adonises seem to be standing together, so you got Iron Adonises, Craw Daddy, and one Megaton guy, plus whatever Questers you choose.
Kenku: "I don't know, is this supposed to be a team fight? I guess I originally planned it as 1 on 1s If it is, then Ill think this differently."
Digifanatic: "Well, what are you going to do, have the Megaton guy fight three times?"
Julian Sawyer: "Assumin' the Iron Adonises fight as a team and Panzer gets in, we got 8. We could do a bracket."
Megaton Fighter: "All this talk is making me dizzy." *He begins idly punching the dirt.*
Panzer: "Just waiting on you weirdos to figure it out. Hey you, spikeball, how much do you weigh?"
Kenku: "That sounds like a good idea Julian."
Julian Sawyer: "Problem is figurin' out who fights who..."
Megaton Fighter: "That's a secret!" *He pounds the ground. It shakes. Must be quite a lot.*
Panzer: "Probably about as much as me, maybe a little more."
Craw Daddy: "While you're at it..." *He begins taking notes on Julian.* "Hmmm... inferior technique... broken stadium... Yeah... don't have to worry about this one..."
Panzer: "Julian, might want to put weight into consideration, since three of the opponents would be called heavy weights, like me. The rest are pipsqueaks."
Craw Daddy: "Worst that anyone might do is beat the Iron Adonises... heh heh heh."
Julian Sawyer: "Panzer! You wanna fight the big guy in round 1?"
Panzer: "I don't care, really. I just want to weld those two piles of walking scrap together."
Iron Adonis: "Hey! We're not scrap! We're number 10!"
Craw Daddy: "...Pathetic as always."
Panzer: "I wouldn't even use you two as armor plating."
Julian Sawyer: "Sounds like a match to me." *Julian digs into his equipment bag for a notepad and a pen, and pencils in Panzer and the Adonises for a round 1 fight.*
Megaton Fighter: "Who do I smash? Smash! I must smash something!"
Julian Sawyer: *...We don't have any scouting information about the opposition, do we?*
Digifanatic: *And neither do they.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope, not really.
Julian Sawyer: "Smash Raena, then. You two oughta match up well." *That's fight #2!*
Megaton Fighter: "Of course!"
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Raena and smashes the ground, creating a small crater.
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight... who's gonna fight the Crow... Drago, Kenku, c'mere." *Quester Huddle!*
Metal Man (GM): That's one scary mofo right there. Not particularly scary at first appearance, but he just smashed a hole in the ground without thinking.
Dragoshi: *Just sways back and forth slightly... well, that is until Julian calls him forth, so he walks on over to the guy.* :x
Kenku steps over.
Raena: "Hmph... I hardly doubt his skill will even match my own." *She says idly, after figuring out just who she was fighting.*
Julian Sawyer: *Huddle!* "Rock Papers Scissors to see who fights Craw Daddy." *Julian puts his fist forward, resting on his other palm* "Winner fights him, losers fight each other."
Kenku also nods.
Julian Sawyer: "Ready? One... two... THREE!" *Shoot!*
Kenku reveals his choice.
Metal Man (GM): Hm... Kenku's paper is beaten by two Scissors.
Kenku shrugs "Ah well."
Julian Sawyer: "A'ight, you an' me Drago. One... two... THREE!" *Shoot!*
Dragoshi: "Right, right..." *Ker-shoot!*
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi's rock beats Julian's scissors.
Dragoshi: "I guess that settles it." *Chuckles lightly.*
Digifanatic: *Does some shorthand on the results with the rest of his notes.*
Julian Sawyer: "Looks like we got some matches. Tought luck, Drago." *Huddle break!* "A'ight! Crow-guy, you're fightin' Dragoshi here-" *Claps Drago on the back* "And I'll take on Kenku fo' the last first-round fight."
Dragoshi: *Stretches a little bit after that's all said and done.*
Craw Daddy: "Sure enough."
Metal Man (GM): So then... which match goes first, Julian?
Digifanatic: *Taps on his wrist to one of the TV men, mouthing out 'Are we good?'*
Julian Sawyer: "Glad we got that settled..."
Kenku steps to the side and looks to see if they've got any early fan fair, or the dojo master.
Metal Man (GM): TV men? Alas. You don't have any,. You just have some people in the crowd. A bunch of random people. A few of them have cell phones. So then, we're just waiting on which person Julian chooses to have fight first.
Kenku sees it as a start with a smile.
Julian Sawyer: *After rolling some dice he found in his equipment bag...* "Kenku and me are goin' on first. Then Crow and Drago, then Panzer and the Irons, an' Raena and the Megaton go on last."
Panzer is laying on the ground, tapping her foot and waiting.
Craw Daddy: "The name's 'Craw', Jelion."
Metal Man (GM): They sit aside, leaving Julian and Kenku in the ring. The Megaton guy and the Iron guy seem similarly impatient to Panzer.
Julian Sawyer: "Whatever, Birdo. Let's get this show on the road." *Grabs his bag and heads into the Arena.*
Kenku says "Alrighty" as he steps into the ring, pulling his sword out.
Digifanatic: *To the crowd* "Alright, if you all could just settle down and find somewhere to stay for a while. We'll be starting soon, we don't want any stray fans interrupting the events..."
Megaton Fighter: "I didn't come out here to watch you defeat yourselves! Hurry it up, squishy people!"
Metal Man (GM): ROUND 1: Julian vs. Kenku Assuming there's nothing else... init time! Kenku, ironically, seizes the init, then fails on his actual roll.
Digifanatic: "Obviously, you can still walk around, buy some food or whatever, but please stay within the appropriate areas. Thank you." *Walks back over to Deloth* "Here in the Westopolis region of Mobius, something exciting will soon be going on. In a few minutes, we Questers will be hosting an exhibition pitting some of our own talent against those from other fighting promotions, Dreamland's Megaton and the Mushroom Kingdom's Glitzville. I'm Ian Hoffman, soon to be joined by Deloth Ti'Fiona, where we will present you this coming invitation. For those of you that have heard about our adventures and hopes to maintain peace throughout this planet, you may or may not be aware of our most recent crisis. Only two days ago, a short time after we announced the booking of this upcoming match, stray GUN Commander Levis attacked our headquarters, leaving the ruins you see behind me. We all knew that our hard work was put in jeopardy as a result of this madman's interests. Yesterday, we fought back and successfully avenged Levis' destruction. As a result of Levis' suicide and our victory, we knew we had an opportunity to leave those problems behind us and put our minds back on more enjoyable things. As you may have noticed, our headquarters are still, in fact, in the reconstruction phase. So, with that in mind, today we come to you with a fresh spirit of competition and good will towards the Megaton and Glitzville representatives whom have accepted our offer. We hope that the rest of our festivities will pass by without a problem, and that this will be the beginning of a successful long-term development, especially after the point when our headquarters and accompanying stadium are fully rebuilt."
Deloth: .oO(...Deloth Ti'Fiona?)
Julian Sawyer: .oO(Ti'Fiona?)
Digifanatic: "Now I bring in Deloth next to me. Let's talk a bit more about who'll be representing each side today."
Iron Adonis: "Hahahahaha, Tifiona! What kind of girl is that?"
Deloth takes his mic. "Trust me, folks, I've heard every joke possible about my last name already."
Schatze: "I would make one, but I am a gentleman." *Sips a mysteriously recently appeared cup of... ...well, it resembles tea, but has a harsh metallic smell.*
Digifanatic: "Heh. Our first match will be two of the Questers, Julian, and Kenku."
Deloth: "As such, may I note that metalhead down there is rather bad at insults."
Julian Sawyer shakes his head at the still last name, and steps into the ring, drawing his Egg Smasher and pointing it at Kenku. "Yo' ride ends here. Let's get this show on the road."
Metal Man (GM): And to start the match off, Kenku and Julian trip and fall over in the dirt!
Craw Daddy: *Clap clap clap.*
Metal Man (GM): Order: Kenku, Julian
Digifanatic: "Yeah, everyone's been tossing some trash today. This should be fun." *Once again, playing the small crowd and casual atmosphere to his advantage.*
Deloth: *Flatly* "And what an exciting start it is indeed."
Panzer looks over at Schatze. "Whatcha got there?"
Kenku grumbles tripping over his pants. He gets up and charges Julian testing with a standard and a thrust to test speed.
Schatze: "After determining tea would make a mess, I mixed cleaning agents with mildly caustic herbs to create a more reploid-friendly variant."
Metal Man (GM): No rerolls, sorry Kenku. Even if that's like, totally wrong. So, roll dodge check, Julian.
Craw Daddy: "Well, at least he didn't fall on his sword."
Panzer: "Sounds interesting."
Julian Sawyer scrambles back to his feet after slipping on his way up from the ditch, then quickly tries to avoid being gutted.
Digifanatic: .oO(Wait for your match, Mac Daddy.) "Oh, and Kenku gets off his feet quickly, striking Julian once with his sword, good thing Julian dodged that first move. So, let's see if and how he'll return the favor."
Metal Man (GM): Sooo...
Deloth: "Oh, come on, Ian, you know how. Sledgehammer to the gut."
Megaton Fighter: "More smashing! Less slow stabbing! Smashy now!!!"
Digifanatic: "That's definitely one way to do it, but let's see if he thinks what you think."
Julian Sawyer's lucky he put in some endurance training in as he can't avoid the thrust, but quickly recovers and dashes straight for Kenku attempting to slow him down by attempting to grab him by the shoulders and hit him in the groin with a hard knee. Dirty Attack makes its return!
Panzer: "Neither one of you knows how to fucking fight."
Deloth: "...Aaaaaand I'm sure that every single one of you males out there just winced sympathetically."
Craw Daddy: "Not dirty enough."
Digifanatic: "A surprise move from Julian, not something we were expecting to see this early on."
Julian Sawyer: *SMASH! Julian lands the knee, and the blinding-pain of the lower body attack gives Julian time to back up before leaping into the air and trying to come down on the shoulder of Kenku's sword-arm with a Flying Heel Drop, pressing his advantage!*
Digifanatic: "And the Heel Drop connects!"
Deloth: "Also, deep sympathies for that octave you just lost off your voice, Kenku."
Digifanatic: "A fine response to Kenku's opening statement."
Panzer: "Boooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Tear into his chest and rip out his heart and feed it to him already!"
Metal Man (GM): Heel drop. Ahhhh.... Just +5 more damage. One round.
Deloth: "And Panzer says she can do it better. As usual."
Julian Sawyer rebounds after landing the kick, swiftly moving back into a defensive stance as Kenku no doubt wants revenge.
Panzer: "Deloth, just you wait until I melt those two."
Kenku yells "Shut up Panzer!" before trying to pick Guj out.
Iron Adonises: "We will not be melted. The Iron Adonises are unstoppable!"
Digifanatic: "Like I said, the trash is being thrown around, but that's what not the main event is..." .oO(We need to build a soundproof booth next time we do that, and don't make a remark about it.)
Metal Man (GM): You see Julian perfectly well, Kenku.
Panzer: "Come over here and say it. I could step on you."
Metal Man (GM): Currently the atmosphere is sort of like some underground dogfighting spectacle. :p
Kenku charges Julian with a grin, leaping up and coming flying down with the sword at him, as he lands he steps back and thrusts.
Digifanatic: "Kenku, a bit off his mark that time, but so was Julian!"
Craw Daddy: "Yes! Beat up that joker!"
Metal Man (GM): Now with 100% more sword holes
Deloth: "Now, will Julian be able to pick up the slack before he gets Cuisinarted into strips?"
Julian Sawyer's beaten down from the series of strikes that he somehow forgot to dodge, but gets back on his feet and is on Kenku like a hobo on a ham sandwich with the Egg Smasher, trying to disorient the swordsmen with a volley of blows from the hammer to his face!
Digifanatic: "Well, now he's pulled out the hammer, and he goes 2-for-3. At this rate, one of these two will be out of breath before they realize it."
Deloth: "Any more stunning revelations, Ian?"
Digifanatic: "Nah, not right now."
Metal Man (GM): Two hits of three. While I wonder what would happen if Aribar were to be in the match.
Julian Sawyer backs off after his last attack is dodge, bringing the hammer up to... I dunno, maybe parry those sword strikes. It'd be nice not to be hit for once.
Kenku stumbles back a little from the blows, but steps forward, racing in he tries some quick strikes before going all out.
Digifanatic: "Kenku continues to mix up his array of moves, and finishes with a big slam! Is he gonna get up?"
Deloth: "...We're gonna need some cleaning powder for the ring after this match."
Metal Man (GM): The crowd cheers as Julian is stabbed. Just the kind of battle they want: A brawler being stabbed repeatedly by a swordsman.
Julian Sawyer's almost taken out by that last series, but still stays on his feet and goes straight for Kenku with the hammer strikes again, hoping to turn this battle around before it's too late. Which is probably already is, let's face it.
Kenku can see this fight is near over, but decides to be careful, he swings in for a slash as a counter before falling behind his shield.
Digifanatic: "Julian, staying in it with the hammer... got to be a bit lighter on the feet if he's gonna get another ch--and Kenku plays a bit of defense!"
Metal Man (GM): So... ??? Or not?
Julian Sawyer: *KO!! by three HP! Oh foolish Julian, why didn't you invest more EXP into HP instead of waiting for uniques that will never come. Julian flies backwards into the pit, beaten.*
Deloth: "And this battle is... Over."
Kenku flicks his sword clean and then bows to his opponent before stepping off.
Deloth: "And in a stunning upset, Kenku has defeated the long-time veteran, Julian!"
Panzer: "'Bout fucking time. Just one more boring thing to sit through."
Digifanatic: "Yes, it is! Well, it looked like Kenku was gonna be close, so he played it safe, but he didn't need to."
Craw Daddy: "...You don't have revival devices do you???"
Metal Man (GM): ...There aren't any quick ones on hand.
Craw Daddy: "Hm, well... I can revive him, but it's coming out of your tab. They're expensive."
Digifanatic: "Well, that, and a bit of rest in between rounds will help."
Craw Daddy: "50 coins a pop." *He flicks a coin.* "And I'm not stayin' for more than today, sooo..." *He glances around.*
Kenku: "I see... who usually sells them?"
Craw Daddy: "1-up shrooms. You can't get 'em cheaper than I'm selling them. They're 100 coins for most people. But obviously this is a match and he appears to be in charge of this thing, so if I could get my 50 coins... You can probably safely leave the other mortals KO'd for the duration. Heh heh heh."
Panzer sits by Schatze and puts her head on his shoulder and goes to sleep for the moment.
Metal Man (GM): Winner: Kenku. Loser: Julian. Next match: ???
Julian Sawyer: (GM) NEXT FIGHT: Dragoshi VS. Craw Daddy
Metal Man (GM): Craw Daddy looks at his notes.
Digifanatic: "Well, up next, we've got Dragoshi from the Questers versus Craw Daddy of Glitzville."
Craw Daddy: "I guess we can go off of these." *He leaps into the arena.* "Who wants a taste of exspearience?"
Dragoshi: *Casually gets up, dusts himself off, and walks over to the arena, Bread in hand.*
Deloth: "For those of you without the reference notes, Dragoshi L. Helldusk is another veteran Quester, specializing in guns, theft, and strangling people until they pass out. He also wields a mean bakery item, I might add."
Kenku finds a seat to watch the next match.
Deloth: .oO(...I have to wonder how many people are going to hate me after I announce for this match.)
Craw Daddy: "Let's finish this quickly. I have another event booked for me."
Metal Man (GM): Round 1, Match 2: Dragoshi vs. Craw Daddy Roll inits Order: Dragoshi, Craw Daddy
Dragoshi: *Quickly runs over to Craw Daddy bread at his side. Once he approaches the guy, Dragoshi goes to smack him around with the Bread twice.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit once, only to deflect the other with his spear.
Deloth: "Speaking of which, you've just seen said bakery item in action. Sadly, we don't sell collectible replicas yet."
Craw Daddy: "Well, you aren't a chump. But you are weak, mortal." *He puts his spear in front of him and charges at Dragoshi, whole hog.*
Digifanatic: "Yup, and it's mighty sturdy."
Metal Man (GM): 60 damage as he stabs Dragoshi very painfully in the gut, then backs up and stands at his side.
Craw Daddy: "Hah!"
Digifanatic: "Craw Daddy gets right back in it though, fortunately for us, it's a quick charging move which makes it easy for us to describe."
Deloth: "And that description would be 'Drago gets shish-ke-babbed like cube steak', correct?"
Dragoshi: *Hisses as he's struck by the spear, and backs up a little. He does not look pleased. Dragoshi then retaliates by swinging around the bread twice more!*
Digifanatic: "Yes, he got hit a ton, but he's been bulking up. He might be alright."
Metal Man (GM): He blocks one, then is hit by the other.
Craw Daddy: "You swing like Gonzales sometimes, but your arm is weak." *He charges at Dragoshi with another spear strike.*
Panzer is still asleep on Schatze.
Digifanatic: "Again, Dragoshi going with the loaf, but Craw Daddy, quick on his feet and able to make him miss once."
Schatze: *Sits there, watching with Panzer sleeping.*
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* 60 damage. He's a pesky bugger.
Deloth: "And here comes Craw Daddy again, laying down a thick layer of melted pain on that bread."
Digifanatic: "Dragoshi slammed again! He might need to try something else if he wants to fight Kenku in round 2."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi has two big gashes now. Gah, just what IS that spear made of?
Aribar just sits in the stands reading his spellbooks.
Dragoshi: *Hisses once again as he gets speared...* "Hmph..."
Kenku makes mental notes on the fight, since he figures he's next.
Dragoshi: *In any case, Dragoshi doesn't let up on his bread-based assault, unleashing two more swings with his furious loaf!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Digifanatic: "But he's stubborn! I, personally, would have tried something else, but once again, the same result..."
Metal Man (GM): You're in a match, so you can wait until your turn and it'll count.
Craw Daddy: "So, you're about one third as strong as I am. I respect that, but you are still just a lowly mortal. Ha ha ha."
Dragoshi: *Also, as a last ditch attempt before Craw Daddy's retaliation... Dragoshi mutters something under his breath* "bread..." *Dragoshi unleashes another full-out bread barrage, this time coming out of nowhere with them! Jeeze...* (Using the bread's special ability)
Metal Man (GM): Two hits.
Deloth: "Well, Drago might give Craw Daddy acute flour poisoning, but as it stands right now, his strategy's a little underwhelming--Oh, and he swings AGAIN! Damn, guy loves his pastry!"
Craw Daddy: "Hmm... make that half as powerful." *He attacks Dragoshi with another running spear attack.*
Dragoshi: "...For what it's worth. I suppose I did my best. ...even if it wasn't good enough."
Digifanatic: "Maybe a bit too much..."
Metal Man (GM): And fails.
Dragoshi: *Blinks as the attack whiffs.*
Digifanatic: "And Craw Daddy swings and misses! Reminds me of that one time I saw Wario try to hit a golf club and pick his nose at the same time..."
Dragoshi: *Sighs, and goes in for the usual 1-2 bread punch!*
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Deloth: "Gives a whole new meaning to 'double bogey', huh, Ian?"
Digifanatic: "Indeed it does."
Craw Daddy: "I always have to give some suspense. Now you go!" *He attacks again!*
Dragoshi: "...Even if I lose... At least I put in a good effort." *Chuckles.*
Deloth: .oO(Geez, the bad puns... I'm... I'm hating MYSELF for that one...)
Metal Man (GM): 60 more damage as Dragoshi is impaled and shoved off stage.
Digifanatic: "And Dragoshi gets slammed again! That one might do it... and in fact, it does!"
Deloth: "Aaaaaand Craw Daddy splits Dragoshi like a rotten melon."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi lands in the pit with Julian.
Digifanatic: "Craw Daddy's going to fight Kenku in Round 2."
Dragoshi: *Gasps as the final blow strikes true...* "Good game..." *Falls over, knocked out by the force of the blow.*
Digifanatic: "Our third fight will be Panzer against the Iron Adonises... The Adonises, also representing Glitzville."
Deloth: "And iron."
Panzer opens her eyes and gets up, walking down to the ring. "Let's get it over with."
Iron Adonises: "Now is our time to win! Prepare to be brain damaged!"
Metal Man (GM): They stomp on the stage as Craw Daddy does a pose and gets offstage.
Panzer draws her sabre and ignites it, watching them for the moment.
Metal Man (GM): Round 3: Iron Adonises vs. Panzer Roll inits. Order: Panzer, Iron Adonii.
Iron Adonis: "Go ahead and hit us! We're invincible!"
Panzer: "The hell you are, shut up. You give me a headache."
Deloth: "Panzer is a good half-ton of titanium warmachine, using sniper rifles, blades, suicidal explosions, and a severe lack of self-preservation to win her fights. She's also a damn good tank driver and gunner."
Iron Adonis: "See? Brain damage!"
Digifanatic: "More than one half, I think."
Deloth: "It's impolite to ask a lady her weight, Ian."
Metal Man (GM): It's heavyweight vs. heavyweight... let's see what happens...
Digifanatic: "...the more explosive force to Levis' engine, thank you very much."
Kenku looks to Panzer "So Panzer... whats your plan... run and gun?"
Panzer walks up and looks down at them, lifting a brow. They were small enough to step on. She simply turns the blade around in her hand and goes to drive it straight down into the red-shoed one's head, then bring it out to the side to tear a nice gash into him. "Nope. Just want to poke them a little, then I might stick them together."
Metal Man (GM): Melee + 1 roll... I'd guess two slashes then, you know the drill.
Kenku sees Panzer pulling out the sword and sighs.
Metal Man (GM): They run away from the first one! ...Then you stab the other one!
Aribar looks up from his stack of spellbooks. .oO(It seems odd seeing Panzer fight up close and personal for some reason...)
Metal Man (GM): Panzer doesn't have to roll a third one. She could. Or use another rate three action.
Deloth: "...And it's a tourney interesting enough to make Aribar look up from his books in the stands! Now THAT'S a miracle, folks."
Metal Man (GM): They're right next to you, so you could kick it. It'd be a normal melee attack check.
Aribar: .oO(Thank you, Deloth. Now there's a stadium of people staring at me.)
Metal Man (GM): Of course, a rate 3 one will be more like a tap.
Deloth grins as he catches that thought.
Metal Man (GM): So it's probably not enough time to pull off a real kick.
Panzer pulls her leg back and sends her 500lbs boot right into the stupid thing's face, if it has one left already, going to kick it out of the ring, trying to more or less scoop under it to kick it as far as possible.
Metal Man (GM): Panzer kicks the Iron Adonis right in the spike!
Digifanatic: "But as we've hinted at, Panzer, a versatile fighter, trying two different moves..."
Metal Man (GM): And the Iron Adonis dodges, so... Panzer stubs her toe on the spike (which IS bent, but not broken) for 10 damage.
Deloth: "And kicking an Adonis directly in its spike. Brilliance."
Metal Man (GM): It is apparently true that Reploid material > iron, but... ...it still hurts due to some weird enchantment!
Digifanatic: "Well, Panzer does have heavy boots, so it's probably not going to hurt her that badly."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, that was more of a painful whiff than a hit. Iron Adonii. They appear to possess approximately 2 brain cells between them, so they both mindlessly try to run into Panzer. Two dodge checks, Panzer.
Digifanatic: "The Adonises nicking Panzer twice... not very elaborate, but effective."
Metal Man (GM): Two hits! 30 damage! Those hurt. Evil enchanted spikes.
Deloth: "Just wasn't fast enough on her feet, apparently."
Panzer lifts a brow. "Meh." She backs away a few steps, deactivates the sabre, then pulls out Greenbird (rifle) and tries to blow a hole through the fucked up one using anti-vehicle rounds from the .50 cal sniper rifle :P
Deloth: "And now she's got her trademark sniper rifle! Cover your heads, people."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer fires and hits near the crowd! People run from that side of the stage!
Deloth: "...I WARNED you."
Digifanatic: "Heh, no comment, Deloth."
Metal Man (GM): It's just a natural occurrence, not some glitch. Iron Adonii.
Panzer: "Apparently someone has played with my rifle."
Metal Man (GM): They mindlessly chase after Panzer .. One of them runs into the ditch.
Metal Man (GM): The other one misses Panzer entirely!
Craw Daddy: "...Awesome."
Panzer: "At least they're consistent."
Kenku falls over laughing.
Panzer: "I'm two and a half tons of metal, how can you miss me?"
Deloth: "And the Iron Adonii show their staggering lack of IQ by running directly into a ditch. For their next trick, I suspect they'll accidentally set themselves on fire."
Metal Man (GM): One of them is stuck in a ditch. You could probably hit them as long as you didn't get a fail roll. The other one is busy wandering around, seemingly lost even though you're the only landmark in the arena.
Panzer recalibrates a slight bit and she goes to fire again, this time being safer by aiming for it's center mass. Should be hard to miss this time at all.
Metal Man (GM): +1, since... you took that time to recalibrate it.
Digifanatic: "And it looks like as long as one of them can't find his buddy, he's just flailing around wishing Mommy Adonis was here."
Iron Adonis: "Ow! What kind of enemy are you? Gonzales didn't have a weapon like that!!!"
Panzer: "I'm a Reploid Sniper."
Metal Man (GM): You deal 40 damage, as it's sort of like vandalizing a sentient statue.
Digifanatic: *Doing his best Heavy impression* "And Adonis not outsmart bullet." *Normal voice* "That's just one of our allies."
Panzer: "I wouldn't even shoot bullets that were made from you."
Metal Man (GM): Iron Adonii. The one in the ditch takes his turn crawling out. The one Panzer shot charges at her. *BONK* 15 damage. It's sort of like a love tap since you're not made of flesh. Irritating, damaging, but not immediately lethal.
Iron Adonis: "Why aren't you dead yet! Die puny thing!"
Digifanatic: "The one that Panzer shot though, comes right back. We'll see if Panzer keeps firing her sniper shots or if she can find some other way of breaking through their bodies."
Panzer moves around behind it, puts the barrel in between the spikes on it's head and pulls the trigger, since it's at her feet.
Metal Man (GM): +1 again, they're pretty hard to miss.
Panzer: "My chip relays aren't even made of iron."
Metal Man (GM): Hopefully.
Deloth: "Or if she just says 'screw this' and goes off for a drink of vodka."
Metal Man (GM): *BONK* You shoot that guy yet again. *BLAM* ...You KO one of the Iron Adonii!
Panzer: "I don't drink vodka. I drink Schnapps."
Metal Man (GM): Now it's you vs. the mostly undamaged other one!
Digifanatic: "And half of Panzer's battle is over, looks like one of them got blasted well enough to fall out of the fight."
Iron Adonis: "You're going down, evil... ...metal shooting... thing!"
Metal Man (GM): Iron Adonis' turn. He slowly runs at Panzer.
Deloth: "And in-between correcting me on her choice of rotgut, Panzer sends one of the Adonii to the scrap heap with an armor-piercing round. Now, for the other one..."
Metal Man (GM): *BONK* 15 damage. It's a rather close fight so far... ...if Panzer can't shoot it fast enough it might slowly nudge her to death!
Panzer slings Greenbird and takes the sabre out again, activating it and going for a very Colonel-esque triple slash... Colonel Zero hybrid, really. One horizontal, two diagonal forming an 'X'.
Metal Man (GM): Indeed, about the furthest apart battle was Craw daddy vs. Dragoshi... ...with Craw Daddy being far more evil than one may have expected... Yeah. Miss, hit!
Iron Adonis: "You can't stab me! You will just be flattened!"
Metal Man (GM): Iron Adonis. He goes after Panzer with another slow-mo attack ... He runs in circles!
Digifanatic: "Panzer back to the sword, but it seems as if it's not sharp enough! Maybe her bullets are her only way to win this."
Deloth: "...Is this guy broken or something? He's like a wind-up car that keeps going in circles until it hits something and explodes."
Metal Man (GM): Approximately 1000 lbs. Calculated from being smacked by it several times. If it didn't move so slowly you'd be in a lot more pain.
Panzer grabs it and picks it up and tries to just stick the sabre through his eye like a pin into a pin-cushion.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently, whoever created these was in the mood for sentient wrecking balls. Roll one Melee check, then two sword attacks. It dodges everything! Running in circles works!
Iron Adonis: "Victory is mine!" *Tries to hit Panzer.*
Deloth: "And apparently, Panzer can't handle something spinning around like that. What with all that schnapps she chugs, I'm surprised."
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* 15 damage.
Digifanatic: *Mumbling* "Careful, she does have good hearing, you know..."
Panzer gets Greenbird out and pushes the barrel to it's head when it's at her feet and fires with One Shot, One Kill.
Metal Man (GM): +1, as usual... *BLAM!* Its head asplode! It is knocked over, with a big hole missing out of it.
Panzer: "I'm never fighting with a fucking sword again." *She walks off.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer wins! After eight billion rounds! Hopefully Raena is back!
Deloth: "And victory goes to Panzer, for turning both Adonii into smoking piles of scrap metal!"
Digifanatic: "Yup... and she's a bit frustrated, too. The Adonises are tough, though, I can understand why...'"
Megaton Fighter: "Raaaah! Finally! Boring fights suck! Time to SMAAASH!" *He leaps onto the stage, shoving the KO'd Iron Adonis aside.*
Natalie and Raena step up, with Raena cracking her neck a bit. Soon, they enter the arena, Natalie waving to the crowd, while Raena focusing a steely-eyed gaze on her opponent.
Digifanatic: "Now, next on the card, we have Raena and Natalie--the latter acting more of a strategist than an actual fighter--against Megaton Fighter, Dreamland's sole representative. This'll be the last match of Round 1."
Metal Man (GM): Match 4: Raena vs. Megaton Fighter.
Megaton Fighter: "Show me your best!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Roll inits. Order: Megaton Fighter, Raena.
Natalie: "I don't wanna' show you my breasts!" *Natalie says in a furious tone. * "Anyway, LET'S ROCK!!"
Deloth: "And this should be one heck of a fight, because both of these battlers look like they've got enough fighting spirit for a good three lifetimes."
Megaton Fighter: "I smash you into two pieces with single fist, foul mouthed thing!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, literally several worlds' worth of fights under these combatants' repertoires."
Metal Man (GM): He leaps up onto a magically appearing pile of bricks. Then a red bar appears over his head. He watches it go up and down and then tries to time it juuust right... *CLICK!* It lights up perfectly! ...He's still charging...
Digifanatic: "Well, Fighter opens up with an interesting move, I'm sure Raena was wondering what just happened... but he's doing nothing yet."
Deloth: "I'm expecting one heck of a charged hit next turn. Hope Raena can dodge a punch well."
Natalie: "Alright, let's kick this off with a bang! Digi-Modify!" *Natalie pulls a card from a holster on her belt. Using an over-handed technique, she swipes it through her Digivice, causing an audible digital tone, and Rae glowing for a moment. * "Iron Wall activate!" *A sheet of thick metal appears in front of Rae for a moment, shimmering before disappearing. Rae then starts running towards the Megaton Fighter, rolling a Reploid Grenade at him!*
Metal Man (GM): No wall appears. He is hit, surprised by the inexplicable item usage. He takes 30 damage.
Deloth: "And Raena kicks off with a brand new, never-before-seen move! Count yourself lucky, people!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, she kept some of those grenades from our Levis mission and put them to use with good timing."
Metal Man (GM): Megaton Fighter. Two crosshairs dance over his head. He watches them closely... *CLICK* He doesn't quite get them right! He's still charging... Nope. He could charge through the end of the world itself.
Digifanatic: "Fighter, apparently look for the right time to strike, likely to surprise Raena. Now, how will she go on?"
Natalie: *After Rae's traversed about half of the distance, she then crouches, jumping up and disappearing. She then appears mid-flip over the Megaton Fighter, coming down straight with a Falling Star kick. Once she lands she then dashes past him with a quick iaijutsu-inspired draw slash.*
Digifanatic: "Star to Sabre, Star misses... However, Fighter will encounter a face full of sword if he's not quick enough!"
Metal Man (GM): He's hit by the Digi-saber.
Digifanatic: "And he will get a face full of sword."
Megaton Fighter: "You won't last through my next attack! HAAAAA--" *He watches a stopwatch...*
Metal Man (GM): Gets it juuust a little off... and he's almost done charging!!!
Digifanatic: "What is he waiting for? Raena's just going to pummel at this rate..."
Deloth: "I suspect he's going for a one-punch KO. Raena had better able to dodge well."
Natalie: "I don't think you can interrupt that, Rae, just give it all you've got!" *Rae nods, turning around and unleashing a blindingly-quick triple strike with her sword, before once again flipping forward with a Falling Star axe kick.*
Digifanatic: "Well, we haven't seen anyone try that yet, with the possible exception of Panzer's One Shot, One Kill, but the Adonises were already beat up at that point."
Deloth: "And it's a Sonic Blade-to-Star combo. Always a good idea to mix hand-to-hand in with sword strikes to keep your foe off-guard."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Megaton Fighter.
Deloth: "Will this be Megaton Fighter's big strike?"
Digifanatic: "Well, Fighter read that well, dodging the Falling Star."
Megaton Fighter: "You're going DOWN!" *He leaps off and goes to smash Raena into dust!!!*
Deloth: "It is! This could end the match right here!"
Digifanatic: "Raena's strong, but strong enough?"
Raena recovers from her landing just in time to get punched in the chest.
Metal Man (GM): *SMAAASH* Rae is smashed violently into the ground for 150 damage, as the entire place shakes violently.
Digifanatic: "Oh, wow! Raena survived that!"
Deloth: "AND SHE STANDS UP! Folks, this is why she's one of the MVPs of our team!"
Digifanatic: "Megaton Fighter is probably rolling his eyes right now! The problem is, how long will he need to be able to pull that off again?"
Natalie: "Raena!!" *Natalie screams at the top of her voice, like a distressed school girl. For about thirty seconds it seems as if the Renamon had finally been put under. But she rises from the crater, battered and bloody, with murder in her eyes. With a growl she rushes forward, swaying a little from her limp, but unleashing a torrent of sword strikes.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. His armor sure is tough.
Digifanatic: "Raena, a bit exhausted, does get in one stab. Nothing else, that is chipping away at Fighter's stamina."
Deloth: "A bit exhausted? She just got nearly turned into fox Jell-o."
Metal Man (GM): A tough fighter, he goes to punch out Blade. While injured himself, he seems confident.
Natalie: *A sloppy move from the Megaton Fighter, Raena attempts to slide out of the way of the strike.*
Metal Man (GM): He swings a second time.
Digifanatic: "Well, expecting the one-hit KO, Fighter changes up his plan now, and Raena slides away..."
Natalie: *Flattening out the katana, she attempts to catch and divert his next punch.*
Digifanatic: "Twice, even!"
Deloth: "She just will not give up!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps back, ready to attack again.
Natalie: "Come on, this had BETTER work this time! Iron Wall activate!" *Natalie swipes her second of ten Iron Wall cards, causing another metal sheet to appear, shimmer and disappear again.*
Raena flips backwards and tosses another Reploid Grenade.
Metal Man (GM): The grenade misses.
Digifanatic: "Natalie, suggesting to go back to beginning on this one, we'll see if the Wall can protect Raena this time."
Metal Man (GM): He hurls a punch at the wall! Depends if you want to stand there and let him even hit the wall to begin with.
Raena growls, moving to juke away from his strike. Though, she is somewhat protected now...
Digifanatic: "The Wall takes the impact, it'll probably be enough to crack apart..."
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* He smashes the wall apart, then swings again for the finisher?
Deloth: "I believe that's indeed hitting the wall and going right up it."
Digifanatic: "And that one, folks, will do it."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH!* 25 damage.
Raena tries her best, but gasps as she gets caught in the shoulder. She suddenly flies thirty feet back and crashes into the arena wall, sprawled out. She peels off of it, and lands unmoving.
Deloth: "KO! This round goes to... MEGATON FIGHTEEEEEEEEER!"
Metal Man (GM): Just barely edging out Raena, the Megaton fighter holds up his fists and does a victory pose.
Natalie runs over to Raena and picks her back up, who simply smiles as she slowly regains consciousness. 'That was a great fight."
Raena: "Nnnf... sorry I lost."
Metal Man (GM): Craw Daddy steps up as it's he for... the semifinals!
Panzer walks to the garage to repair the dents in her boots and the damage to her leg gyros.
Digifanatic: "Yes, playing the game works out! Now he'll have to take on Panzer in the next round. We'll have a quick break to get our winners back up to tip-top condition... or not, apparently Craw and Kenku have taken their break and want each other now!"
Kenku sees the fight end, and returns to the arena. Bowing slightly, he pulls his sword and shield taut.
Craw Daddy: "Finally, a real fight. Let's see if your sword's a match for my spear, eh?" *He gets on his side of the arena.*
Deloth: "Wasn't there an old legend about a spear that could cut anything and a shield that could block anything? Maybe we'll finally get that question resolved today."
Panzer crawls in the medicine cabinet after fixing her armor.
Metal Man (GM): Time for inits, as Craw Daddy prepares for battle! Round 2, Match 1: Kenku vs. Craw Daddy. Order: Kenku, Craw Daddy
Kenku decides to forget his defense for the first round, and charges in. As he makes it close he leaps up and comes down at Craw with his blade like he would with a hammer. As he lands, he again pulls back and thrusts.
Deloth: "And Kenku starts off strong, with some excellent swordplay. Let's see if Craw Daddy can parry those."
Metal Man (GM): He spins his spear, blocking one and taking the other. Craw Daddy
Deloth: "Partially. That one looks like it hit hard, though."
Craw Daddy: "I admire your spunk, but you're not as experienced as me." *He runs at Kenku with his spear.*
Panzer climbs out once healed, goes back to sit by Schatze and sleep on his shoulder again.
Metal Man (GM): ...Really slowly.. ..As he misses.
Kenku deftly dodges and goes for two quick strikes.
Deloth: "Can he do enough sword strikes to defeat Craw Daddy before the spear of kill everything impales him?"
Metal Man (GM): Craw Daddy trips and takes 10.
Digifanatic: "Kenku got in a really solid hit that first time, but Craw Daddy manages to avoid the second."
Metal Man (GM): He parries the other one.
Craw Daddy: "Stay still!" *He charges again.*
Deloth: "Kenku attempts to disobey that order. Such a surprise."
Metal Man (GM): *HIT* 60 damage.
Deloth: "However, he fails and gets splatted for his trouble."
Kenku stumbles back from that, but rolls up and leaps in from another slam, before pulling behind his shield.
Metal Man (GM): He's hit again.
Craw Daddy: "Hmph! Stay down!" *He runs at Kenku yet again.*
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* 60 damage. Craw Daddy is proving himself to be part blender.
Kenku is gonna go all out in his last try... knowing his probably toast.
Metal Man (GM): He's hit twice!
Digifanatic: "Kenku needs to dig out that shield and take a breather, it might have to be his best opportunity, but he slams him twice! A smart play, but does he put enough in it to take Craw Daddy down?"
Deloth: "And Craw Daddy rips through Kenku like a dog ripping through a sock, although Kenku promptly returns the favor with some serious sword skills."
Craw Daddy: "Hah! You... can't... win!" *He's heavy of breath. This could make or break Craw Daddy's chances.*
Metal Man (GM): He runs in to try to finish the deal!
Kenku curses under this breath...
Metal Man (GM): *STAB* 60 damage.
Deloth: "This match is, again..."
Metal Man (GM): Craw Daddy sits there, panting. He was about one hit from defeat.
Craw Daddy: "Not... bad..."
Digifanatic: "Craw Daddy moving on to the finals to keep Glitzville in the hunt. But either way, he'll have to face one of the heavyweights. Will it be Panzer or Megaton Fighter?"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is defeated by Craw Daddy's spear of death! Next up: Panzer vs. Megaton Fighter!
Panzer opens an eye. "Schatze, they making me fight again? Can't I fight from here?"
Schatze: "Why not see if you can defeat that guy. You might just win. ...Or you might just miss a lot. If you don't, the Questers will lose, because you're the only one still in the running. Seems the other one has a hobby of mindlessly spearing people to death."
Panzer: "Are you serious? That's fucking bullshit."
Schatze: "I wish I was joking. My records show Julian to be the best, but rankings indicate he's more towards the very bottom."
Digifanatic: .oO(Panz, we invited some good guys. Just deal with it.)
Panzer: "Alright. I'm going, I'm going." *She opens her other eye and climbs down and gets into the ring, unslinging Greenbird.*
Schatze: "..." *Wanders into the announcer's booth* "And now, taking over for Deloth, it is I, Red Te--Schatze! For this next fight we have... the person who said this was a waste of time vs. a mindless brawler!"
Megaton Fighter: "You're going to be smashed, girly girl!"
Metal Man (GM): The Megaton Fighter leaps up on the stage.
Panzer: "Girly, girl? Please. I have more testosterone than you do."
Metal Man (GM): Round 2, Match 2: Panzer vs. Megaton Fighter Roll inits... Order: Panzer, Megaton Fighter.
Digifanatic: "Well, Schatze, it would be ironic if she won this whole thing..."
Schatze: "Yes indeed. Especially since the person who wanted to do this was the first to fall!"
Panzer simply steps back, but not too close to the edge, lifting her rifle and training her bead on his Promethean forehead through her scope, arm wrapped around the sling and held tight against her supporting hand, rifle's buttstock secure in her shoulder to provide the best possible standing aim, taking the shot with the same AP rounds.
Metal Man (GM): He has never fought someone with a rifle before and stands around like an idiot. +2. *BLAM.*
Digifanatic: "Anyways, looks like Panzer gets the jump, and Fighter is dumbfounded..."
Megaton Fighter: "Ow! My brain!"
Panzer: "You don't use the damn thing, what's there to bitch about?"
Schatze: "The brawler apparently has not seen a sniper rifle before, Digi."
Metal Man (GM): Damage before bonus, Panzer?
Digifanatic: "I guess..." *Away from microphone* "Yeah, he's using my nickname!"
Metal Man (GM): A strict 40 damage here. Dreamlanders have strange anatomy.
Megaton Fighter: "All right! Time to charge up!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps onto his platform and begins charging up. A red bar appears above his head.
Panzer: "Not the best idea, you're a sitting duck, moron."
Metal Man (GM): *BLIP* The red bar aligns!
Megaton Fighter: "I will smash you!" *...He is mostly a sitting duck, the only issue is that every part but that one you hit is well armored.*
Digifanatic: "Fighter, doing that against a sniper... odd idea. Then again, with the endurance he had fighting Raena, he might be alright."
Panzer does about the same thing, trying to pinpoint that same hole, having not moved from the last shot. She picks the same sight picture through her scope and waits a moment to stabilize herself fully, then firing once again, letting the trigger squeeze surprise her.
Metal Man (GM): Another +2. He's standing around like a moron again. *BLAM* Another 40 damage.
Megaton Fighter: "GAH!"
Panzer remains standing in the same area, unmoving for the moment. "That interrupting your concentration?"
Megaton Fighter: "I'll show you!"
Digifanatic: "And in this position, Fighter very vulnerable to such a good shooter."
Schatze: "His concentration is good, as we've seen before, but will he simply die before he can attack???"
Metal Man (GM): He barely clicks the two crosshairs, and is STILL charging!
Panzer still hasn't moved, simply repeating the same actions as before to pinpoint the same hole and dig it in just a little bit more.
Metal Man (GM): Same +2. *BLAM.*
Panzer: "Die already. You've been shot in the head three fucking times!"
Metal Man (GM): He's looking weak. Despite being so abnormally strong that he's been shot in the head over and over again, he's alive.
Megaton Fighter: "No! ...You... you are the shots!"
Digifanatic: "I think she just spoke for me that time."
Panzer: "I want his fucking steroids."
Metal Man (GM): He's STILL charging. He gets to the clock round! Actually... no, he has to charge some more. See: Raena fight. He's been standing in the same place all this time. This, plus his decreased energy, means you have a +3 to your accuracy. There's nothing better than an opponent you've been able to sit there and use as target practice who still hasn't moved.
Schatze: "Will the amazing charging target die, or will Panzer be smashed in two? Let's find out!"
Panzer still hasn't moved. She goes to finish him off with OSOK, still having the same aim and pinpoint accuracy tied in, hopefully.
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over to finish the battle! Who knows what the dice will do??? They've gone nuts??? *CLICK* *CLICK* *BLAM* 150 damage.
Digifanatic: "And the one-hit KO works after Panzer's bullet goes a bit astray."
Panzer is pretty much obliterated and doesn't give too much of a fuck about it.
Schatze: "A very close match, but the Megaton Fighter barely wins!"
Metal Man (GM): And now, the final round! Round 3: Craw Daddy vs. Megaton Fighter
Digifanatic: "Our visitors will be getting set for the finals, Craw Daddy and Megaton Fighter. Two big hitters..."
Craw Daddy: "This is more like what I expected."
Megaton Fighter: "I'm going to smash you to pieces... ...ow... my brain..." *Gets medicine cabinet, comes back.*
Metal Man (GM): And now... the final battle! inits Order: Craw Daddy, Megaton Fighter
Craw Daddy: "Take this, idiot!"
Metal Man (GM): He runs at him with the spear. They're neck and neck, but Craw Daddy hits for 60! Megaton leaps up to charge... He succeeds at the red gauge! Craw Daddy runs at Megaton again!
Digifanatic: "The spear versus the tremor..."
Metal Man (GM): He misses!
Megaton Fighter: "Hah right! You're going to die!"
Digifanatic: "And Megaton is able to avoid the huge ram! It's worked against Raena and Panzer!"
Metal Man (GM): The Megaton Fighter watches the crosshairs... *CLICK* Perfect match! Craw Daddy attacks!
Digifanatic: "And OH. MY. GOODNESS!"
Metal Man (GM): *HIT* Megaton Fighter is nearly dead!
Schatze: "It's a close fight so far. If just one or two more miss... Megaton Fighter could win... but if they don't... Craw daddy will!"
Metal Man (GM): Megaton charges up... He flubs the clock!
Digifanatic: "Craw Daddy comes back with a vengeance, right when Fighter is ready to take the plunge!"
Metal Man (GM): Craw daddy goes to finish the deal!
Digifanatic: "And he avoids the Daddy's charge again!"
Schatze: "And Craw Daddy misses!!!"
Megaton Fighter: "You're going DOWN!!!" *He leaps to smash Craw Daddy into the pavement!*
Digifanatic: "I think it's a matter of he who misses last, loses."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASSSSSHHHHH* Craw Daddy is smashed into a pulp!
Digifanatic: "Craw Daddy nearly dodges the smash... well, we've seen Raena survive it... But Panzer didn't, and I don't think Craw Daddy will, either."
Metal Man (GM): ...Megaton Fighter takes 20 damage from leaping onto the spear... ...but he's okay!
Megaton Fighter: "YES! I have won!!! In your face, Glitz Pit!"
Digifanatic: "Hang on, folks, this is the finals, strange things always seem to happen..."
Metal Man (GM): He dealt 150 damage. Craw Daddy is smashed and Megaton Fighter wins!
Digifanatic: "Nope, no stranger things happening today."
Schatze: "It appears it is no wonder Megaton won. After taking two spears to the face and three bullets to the head, he has proven to be made of steel."
Metal Man (GM): They were both 150.
Digifanatic: "A very entertaining competition until the end, with a huge finish that'll be sure to leave our audience speaking after this! Thanks for sticking around, folks. Hopefully we'll be able to host another one of these soon, and preferably in a better setting, too."
Schatze: "With that, the first Stadium invitational is over. We'll see you next time."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze nods and walks off as the people disperse. Craw Daddy pops up, looking surprised.
Digifanatic: *Walks away from the booth area now as things start to get packed away* "That was a pretty cool event..."
Craw Daddy: "How did I... ..." *Shakes his head* "We'll see about you, Megaton. I'm sure you can't beat the person above me!"
Megaton Fighter: "Bring him on! I'll smash him!"
Metal Man (GM): They wander off as Colonel Berge walks in, counting coins.
Colonel Berge: "Well, the unexpectedly strange turnout helped bring in some late spectators. However, the fact it was a mess and you didn't have the ability to revive defeated combatants in a timely manner bored some people... ...Especially since the person who planned this wound up being shoved into the ditch like it was a mosh pit..."
Digifanatic: "Well, this was a very spontaneous thing..."
Metal Man (GM): It can't cure death, unfortunately.
Digifanatic: "Obviously, with everything that's happened the past few days, things have been very hectic, so I'm sure that might have turned some folks off."
Colonel Berge: "There are coin prizes, anyhow." *He takes out a count.* "Now you would have made more, but we had to take a large portion to fund the reconstruction."
Digifanatic: "Well, that's the more important matter right now. But yeah, we were even waiting up until the very end to figure out the right format for this, since nobody knew how many were coming from where."
Colonel Berge: "For those Questers who lost in the first round, they get 10 coins. As do the announcers. The ones who made it to the second round get 20 coi--" *Schatze takes 20 coins for some reason.*
Schatze: "She wouldn't want them." *Walks off.*
Digifanatic: "Nonetheless, we were able to keep the audience entertained, and I hope we can host something else soon."
Digifanatic: "Maybe an all-Questers exhibition or something..."
Metal Man (GM): +1 EXP to all who participated... ...+1 more EXP to Kenku and Panzer for reaching Round 2. Recap: The Questers hosted a tournament and (GASP) finished it! Nothing wrong happened, and in the end the victor was the Megaton fighter. In the end Glitz Pit vowed vengeance against the Megaton fighters, Mario/Luigi found nothing odd, and the people who participated were paid respectively. We now return just after it, as the stadium has been practically finished now. The same floor plan and everything, although it now possesses some guns which can reach the ground. The GUN troops are seemingly lessening their presence as the indications of some other buildings being made nearby is seen. The Questers would just be doing their daily routine about now, with nothing happening.
Digifanatic: *Takes a look at said nearby buildings.*
Metal Man (GM): They're small things. Huts, flats, merchant stands.
Kenku makes a quick check of the systems to make sure they are working properly before heading downstairs.
Metal Man (GM): They're still being finished up; attempting to get too close gets you shooed away by very busy looking engineers.
Panzer checks the mail.
Deloth walks downstairs, mask off and around his neck.
Metal Man (GM): The mail consists of a couple of things. First off it's a card from Glitz Pit. 'Your stadium, while a shabby mess, had some interesting new competitors. However, you will have to clean it up before we come again.'
Dragoshi: *Back up?*
Panzer eats the card.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are all alive, yes.
Digifanatic walks back to the others. "I think Marley still wants us to help clean up the city..."
Kenku walks over to Panzer "Anything interesting in the mail?"
Metal Man (GM): The second is from Dr. Robotnik. 'I'm having a bit of a rodent problem. If you could exterminate it I would pay you richly.' A third one is from Jack. 'You're going to die soon. Just thought I'd let you know.'
Panzer: "A few things of nonsense. Robotnik has a rodent problem. And a threat from Jack."
Deloth: "So, same ol' same ol'."
Panzer: "I need to check my other mail. I'm expecting a present any day now."
Dragoshi: "Tell him he knows where to stick it."
Panzer eats the rest of the mail and walks off.
Kenku: "Sonic must decided it was time to deal with him... whats Jack blabbering about?"
Metal Man (GM): A fourth one is a bit more mysterious. It has the Time Cop insignia on it.
Deloth takes out the Miner mask and looks at it. "I have to wonder if I'm ever going to-- what's this?"
Dragoshi: "Who cares? Jack's dumb like that."
Metal Man (GM): 'If you are connected to the mysterious attacks being sent at me on the Northern Maverick Continent, please cease them before I terminate you. -Ael'
Digifanatic: "Nope, not us, I think."
Deloth: "...The hell is he talking about?"
Dragoshi: "...Yeah, I have no idea what he's talking about."
Kenku: "Probably nothing we have anything to do with, unless she's talking about Jack, which would have me laughing if it was."
Digifanatic: "The last time we were there was to kill off the Zero Virus, right?"
Panzer walks into her garage, which smells like it's deprived of oxygen because it's full of argon, strangely. "Hmm." She starts feeding her metools.
Deloth: "Yeah, can't be us. ...Think one of those engineers'd be interested in this mask for material gathering?"
Kenku: "You mean Blu?"
Deloth: "I mean the guys building outside."
Digifanatic: "No, I don't think BLU's currently here right now..."
Aribar: "We should probably remedy the situations with Jack and Ael before they get any worse. I don't want this stadium destroyed again."
Kenku: "Hmm... maybe, but isn't it just salvage operations or something?"
Deloth: "...Ari, do you really think that either Jack OR Ael will be happy to see us and not vaporize us before we walk ten steps?"
Kenku: "Eh... If Ael confronts us we will either cool the issue or deal with him... running willy nilly into maverick country to deal with something we know nothing about for someone who hates us sounds silly."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, honestly, I think trying to keep our distance would be better off right now."
Aribar: "We've managed to talk to Jack peacefully before, and he has no reason to be angry at us at the moment. He may be warning us of a danger OTHER than him. Also, what suited figure is on the Maverick continent right now?"
Panzer picks up a metool and starts playing with it, letting it chase string around. They are all like trained cats with their intelligence levels.
Digifanatic: "As in Metal Man?"
Deloth: "...Can we possibly radio them before meeting face to face, at least?"
Panzer walks out to the others. "Got word on the Ael thing. want it?"
Kenku: "Yea... but didn't Metal Man say not to help him, to leave Ael to them?"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, he did."
Aribar: "We can probably just radio them. Does our ship even fly to the moon anymore?"
Panzer: "The things that are attacking Ael are random Mavericks and some rogue machines. That's about it. Not our problem, really. Want me to contact him?"
Digifanatic: "No clue, Ari..."
Aribar: "I believe it would be a good idea, Panzer. I'd rather not have an angry Time Cop vaporize our stadium for meddling we didn't do."
Kenku: "Yea... probably best in the end to clear it up."
Digifanatic: "Just hope he's willing to believe us."
Panzer steps aside a moment. "Schatze, where are you?"
Deloth: "Well, he did say 'IF you are connected', so he's at least got a bit of doubt..."
Schatze: *Walks over* "What is it?"
Panzer: "I need a link to contact Ael. A freq range or something."
Schatze: "Where is he?"
Metal Man (GM): He waits, seeming perplexed.
Panzer: "Should be on the Northeast part of the Mav. Continent. Or in the vicinity of it somewheres."
Schatze: "I'm sending radio hailing frequencies. I don't seem to be getting an answer. The base on the moon may be a better idea."
Digifanatic: "I'm willing to bet he wanted to go to a radio-free zone or something, like that time Robotnik lost track of the Vile ship."
Deloth: "Try the moon base, then."
Schatze: "..." *He takes out a radio *(?) *and dials it, then hands it to Panzer.*
Deloth: .oO(Definitely don't want the Mad Mage coming down here, especially with Jack sending threats...)
Schatze: "That should be the right frequency."
Panzer takes the radio and sticks it to her ear, waiting.
Metal Man (GM): You hear Ael speaking to someone.
Ael: "Yes. You must do that. Those machines must be stopped."
Panzer: "Ael, can you hear me?"
Ael: "Wha? ...Oh. Someone found the open line."
Panzer: "Answer me you cyan eyesore."
Ael: "...So you got the letter. About time. A large number of machines have been interfering in my quest. And you know what happens when people get in my way."
Panzer: "Kill them off. They're not connected to us."
Deloth: "Things explode."
Panzer waves Deloth away. "Rude."
Deloth: "Hey, he DID ask."
Ael: "I have been, but using my scrying spells, I have seen that the Questers were involved... or at least... something specifically linked to them."
Panzer points Greenbird at Del. "In what ways do you think we're linked, then?"
Ael: "I have found parts traced to your stadium, and to Dr. Robotnik."
Panzer: "Name the parts off. Our base was recently destroyed. Someone could have taken some of these parts."
Ael: "This is before then. Nuts, bolts, plates... welding materials from your garage... Many of them are unique due to their strange, outdated design."
Panzer: "Oh really? I haven't made much in the way of destructive things, and all my robots are accounted for. You want to talk to them?"
Ael: "I have also found traces of Dr. Eggman's technology. I interrogated him only to find the only technology I found in these machines that was his was also what you had been given by him."
Panzer glances briefly at Schatze. "Send me pictures and I'll tell you what I did with them."
Ael: "If it is not you then someone in your midst is responsible. Whoever it is has hidden themselves from my view. Find them or I will hold you responsible. I shall send you... 'images'... I need not use woefully pathetic technology."
Metal Man (GM): A magic spell glows next to Panzer and then summons a screen. It then shows Ael being accosted by Mavericks, rebuilt Eggman machines, and some machines which share some characteristics with Panzer's, only they're all made from Eggman parts.
Panzer: "Oh whatever. Send them and I'll explain it. I'm not in the mood to fuck with you, nor are you to fuck with me so I'm trying to avoid a conflict in short." *She looks at the screen.*
Ael: "You wish for the debris? Very well."
Metal Man (GM): A pile of broken machines appears next to the image. They match the video. As the video progresses you see more and more machines attacking Ael. It becomes almost as if armies are attacking him.
Panzer nudges around the debris and scans for signs of virus.
Ael: "I know this is not the Time Bandit's handiwork because everything he touches has his imprint on it, due to his unique time device. None of these have that, except for a few damaged ones he may have shot first."
Panzer: "Give me a second. I'm thinking."
Metal Man (GM): You detect... ...not a virus but an unorthodox operating system, which appears to be some unstable mix of Eggman and Reploid code.
Panzer's eye twitches a second. She compares the scan to a sample taken from the broken up RF Air base.
Metal Man (GM): Functions pulled from both, stuck together to give the robots a quasi-sentient MO. Unfortunately they all appear to have self-destructed their active commands and/or orders databank. The broken up RF Air Force is a different strain entirely.
Aribar: "We don't have the time, technology, or motive to do something like this, Ael."
Metal Man (GM): There is a few trace elements of Repliforce but these appear to be from a different region entirely.
Ael: "If it is not you, then it is someone hiding in your midst."
Kenku takes a look at the debris to see if he can find what Ael was talking about that links it to them.
Panzer: "Clever little things, who ever made them. These are related to me in design, but they would be related on a scale of it being the fault of all Reploids if you want to put it that way. You probably already know, but they're jumbled systems... A little of everything, kitchen sink included."
Digifanatic doesn't say anything--he's simply not an expert in Reploid mechanics and all, so he probably has nothing wise to add.
Panzer: "I'll tell you this much, I give kudos to the maker, though. If I wanted to start a war between people that I'm not powerful enough to fight alone, this is how I'd do it."
Ael: "Yes. Cleverly made to make it impossible for me to tell much of anything, except for the few parts which came from your stadium. Indeed. My agent Zalman didn't find anything in his search except for those few things."
Deloth also stays silent, due to the high-caliber rifle being pointed at his head.
Ael: "Thanks for letting him in, by the way. I was afraid I would have to resort to other things."
Aribar: .oO(Zalman? Did Ael just slip a name?) "...That was the reporter that was here a while ago, wasn't it?"
Panzer: "Let me guess. The photographer?"
Deloth: "And you people laughed when I collared him."
Panzer: "He wasn't a threat. Still isn't. That stadium is gone, what does it matter? Think before you accuse."
Deloth: .oO(You're welcome.)
Ael: "Zalman was never really a threat. His evidence proves what you are saying is probably true." *He coughs.* "Which is why I believe it is someone hiding in your midst."
Deloth: "We don't really have any people ranging back that far except Schatze."
Panzer: "I've got my theories on who it is, but that is my business. I'll see if I can't take care of it. But, Ael, you come down here guns blazing and thins will get complicated."
Ael: "I will give you your time... but if this continues I will have to search myself in person. My higher ups are becoming antsy... ...if the Time Bandit destruction takes too long, they may see fit to invade or erase this realm."
Panzer: "Search all you want, I've noting to hide. The worst thing I have is a group of 10 metools with the collective intelligence of a trained cat."
Deloth: "My only baggage claim is a pair of magic masks."
Panzer: "Then put me on the line with them. If they're that afraid to figure things out, take a little time in research then they're lazy and wasteful... Just going around and destroying realms. Pieces of shit if you ask me. If I fly over or near the region under attack, it will be to search for myself. If I get shot at, pray."
Ael: "I will keep that in mind. Hmm. I guess... I cannot argue with you. Hmph." *He goes silent.*
Aribar: "One problem taken care of! Sort of."
Panzer: "If I wanted to eliminate you I could and you'd never see me. I will be making a trip up there to take more scans and things of that sort."
Deloth: .oO(This... isn't really diplomacy. This is more like 'peace through Mafia threats'...)
Panzer: "I believe that is all I have to say to you." *She hangs up and tosses the radio back to Schatze and nods her head in the direction of the garage, walking that way.*
Metal Man (GM): Schatze picks it up and puts the radio away.
Deloth follows Panzer. "So what's your suspicion, Ms. Holmes?"