Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 76: Time Device Tussle
Date: 5:40:40 PM, May 14th.
Aribar: "To my understanding, that man is long dead."
Tails: "Hmmm... well... I've worked with a dead man's files before... where are his files?"
Aribar: "However, getting a working reploid may be possible."
Rinith: "I'm lost"
Aribar: "Unknown. However, two fellow Questers happen to be or control Reploids. And we are relatively friendly with the Reploid heroes on the Maverick Continent."
Tails: "Well. If you could get one over here, I could scan them and then make a program to restore the protocols to all of them, so they do not harm organics."
Aribar: *Was Schatze in the ship?*
Metal Man (GM): Yes, he's leaning in the ship.
Aribar turns about to the ship and motions for the reploid to come over. "Can you come over for a minute, Red?"
Rinith: *stands around for now.*
Schatze: "Red? My name is Schatze. I will come." *He walks over.*
Tails: "...I see."
Schatze: "What is it I heard? A virus to control all Reploids?"
Tails: "No, make them docile."
Schatze: "Well, I can do that... if you would simply help me."
Tails: "I just met you."
Schatze: "Yes... and no..." *He chuckles.* "You are a scientist. You have fought Eggman."
Tails: "Yes, but--"
Schatze: "If I could know your technology for power generation then I would help you."
Metal Man (GM): Tails looks to the Questers.
Tails: "Uhhh... no offense, but I'm not showing that to some machine which doesn't appear to have the protocols on it either."
Aribar: "Do you recall a being named 'Red Text'?"
Digifanatic: "May we see it instead?"
Tails: "Vaguely. Uhhh... you worked with Eggman... I'm not so sure I'd want you to see it either."
Aribar: "If you remember, Red Text was a being that fought against Eggman on numerous occasions, and this is Red Text. At least, this is a reploid he is controlling."
Tails: "Hm." *He takes out a scanner and scans Schatze.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer was somehow asleep in the ship. Also inexplicably you left the newspaper in there. As Tails and Schatze continue staring at one another.
Tails: "Well..." *He stands.* "I guess I -could- show him a little..."
Schatze: "Much better. Let us go to your lab then."
Metal Man (GM): They both walk into the lab.
Digifanatic follows if he's allowed to do so.
Panzer steps out of the ship and looks around. She lifts a brow. "Well. this is familiar..."
Kenku follows with the others if hes allowed.
Aribar goes back to the ship; the half-elf doesn't want Tails to think that they're invading his lab.
Metal Man (GM): You follow and see a short exchange take place. Schatze's bizarre design appears on the screen, and Schatze scans a bunch of glowing chaos emerald look-alikes.
Metal Man (GM): He walks back out, in earshot of Panzer.
Tails: "I think I can begin work on the program which will make all Reploids incapable of harming organics now."
Schatze: *Dusts his hands off* "Quite interesting. Energy captured in a crystal... very useful."
Panzer looks up, not very happy, obviously enough. "Fuck you, rodent. You have no right to change our way of life. You do it, and you must inhibit everything else on the planet."
Tails: *Stares Panzer right in the eyes.* "If unchecked the machines will conquer the planet. All machines were created by organics... perhaps not to serve them, but if nothing is done then organics will be taken down by them." *He points at the direction of Capital City.* "GUN is too slow in recognizing potential threats, Eggman would likely let them go about it however they choose. But I can stop it before it's too late."
Kenku: "Whoa Tails... aren't you thinking a little on the extreme side... I mean, I understand your feeling in a way due to Robotnik's ways... but they aren't the samee"
Panzer: "Then keep painting that bullseye on your back bigger. I have things to attend to." *She walks off through the woods, soon vanishing more or less thanks to her armor.*
Kenku turned to tell Panz to hold on a sec, but is too late.
Tails: *Points at Kenku* "Extreme? I guess it would seem extreme to someone controlled by these robots." *He shrugs.* "I have work to do." *He walks off into his lab and shuts the door.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is left standing outside as Schatze walks into the ship.
Kenku stands there looking confused, but sighs as he returns to the ship.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh... I have a feeling Panzer is going to expedite the offensive."
Kenku: "I don't know what to think right now Digi... outside of that Mobius definitely is feeling Robo's grip if thats how Tail's feels."
Aribar peers out of the ship. "If she does then we just disown her; claim that she is not one of us."
Digifanatic: "Meh, she claims she's not one of us already..."
Kenku: "I think we've already done that anyway Ari."
Digifanatic: "All part of the bitter truth."
Schatze: "I don't see what there is to worry. She's just trying to kill Ael while you're not looking and you're not doing anything about it whatsoever." *Shrug.*
Schatze: "Ah, nothing. Why, those parts that keep vanishing seem to always be when she's not with you."
Kenku: "Hold up... what do you mean kill Ael?"
Aribar: "When were we ever told about missing parts? What are we supposed to do to a man who could probably erase us with a thought? We're pretty much worthless and powerless here."
Digifanatic: "I think there was something about parts from the HQ winding up somewhere..."
Schatze: "You don't remember?" *He knocks a crooked seat back into place.* "You already heard from the man himself. Besides, Ael is--" *You hear a ship fly over.* "...eh. I can use my machine to stop him."
Digifanatic takes a look at the ship...
Kenku goes to look at the ship.
Aribar: "If you're affected by some spell that prevent you from speaking about Ael, then perhaps you could write it down?"
Metal Man (GM): Looked to be a fairly normal mail ship flying around.
Schatze: "Sure." *He quickly writes down 'Ael is weak against prismatic energy.'* "And Prismatic energy is made of only five elements. And... don't you have those?"
Deloth: "What five elements?"
Schatze: "Fire, wind, ice, earth and lightning."
Deloth: "...That's it?"
Kenku doesn't think much of it flying over. "So you mean a combination of Eles?"
Aribar: "Schatze, you took an interest in dimensions, or at least dimensional stability. Is there a prismatic plane?"
Schatze: "No, that would be a plane of portals. No portal would stay open."
Aribar: "I see."
Schatze: "Anyway, what I'm saying is either you need to attack Ael--or stop Panzer's robot attacks on AEL er, Ael by... sending her to him, since you have such problems anyway."
Deloth: "... Would you guys consider me cruel if I voted for option 2?"
Kenku: "I would rather remove the Time Cop."
Schatze: "Yes. But it's not my problem." *He shrugs.*
Digifanatic: "Well, right now, I'd say Ael is our bigger problem."
Aribar: "We have no way to fight Ael. Only a handful of us can fling energy of five different types, and even then it is typically very weak."
Rinith: *Offtopic!* "I don't think I've ever met someone who's worked with robots hate them so much"
Schatze: "Well, if you can't fight him, you'll have to stop the attacks on HI-him."
Rinith: "I am great at mixing and dividing energy, sadly not of prismatic types, and lately I'm limited to light and dark =/"
Digifanatic: "Schatze, what's with the odd emphasis? Volume control's a bit wonky?"
Schatze: "Just a few glitches."
Digifanatic: "Well, we have that orb..."
Schatze: "So... make sure to take Panzer to the Maverick Continent Nort--erryeah."
Digifanatic: "If we can find a way to manipulate it to the prismatic side, everything we do can be concentrated in that manner."
Schatze: "Hm, yes. That might help." *He sits down and continues his work.*
Digifanatic: "We just have to be able to learn how to not to 'turn off' the prismatic of it."
Kenku: "How are we going to get Panzer to come to Maverick continent, she just walked off in a huff as is?"
Aribar: "Call her on the radio."
Digifanatic: *Sarcastically humorous tone* "Tell her Demoman's at some bar..."
Metal Man (GM): So, you sit at the ship... what do you do?
Digifanatic: "Seriously, though... I don't think she'd be in the mood to talk to us."
Rinith: "I still need to find a way to get this mask on her somehow with out her noticing."
Aribar gets on the ships radio and attempts to call Panzer. "Panzer, can you come back to the ship?"
Panzer: *R* "Why? I hear no gunfire."
Aribar: "We wish to talk to you about Ael."
Panzer: "What is to be said? He still frames me for that non sense."
Aribar: "You aren't stealing parts from the stadium and harassing him?"
Panzer: "Why would I waste time on something I know I cannot beat?"
Aribar: "No idea."
Panzer: "Even he said it wasn't me, to look around myself for the culprit. The only other person there capable of such things is RT."
Digifanatic: "And sometimes, considering when he's not with us, it wouldn't surprise me at all, Panz."
Aribar turns to Schatze. "Have you been lying to us this whole time and your suspicious side projects truly are being used to attack Ael?"
Metal Man (GM): He leans back and looks at you.
Schatze: "No, she's lying. I've been watching this whole time."
Panzer: "I'm not going to make you pick sides. If you leave me high and dry because you think its me, so be it. Just remember. When I leave to call in favors, its for the good of us all. Just like the airstrike. RT just... Vanishes."
Digifanatic tries to see if he believes RT or thinks he's lying (And the check is...?)
Metal Man (GM): Diplomacy.
Aribar: "So, to oversimplify the situation, we get to either choose to believe a psychotic killing machine, a manipulative Quester who lives in space, or sit around and do nothing!"
Kenku is looking confused, not know who to trust.
Metal Man (GM): Digi is confused.
Schatze: "No, there is no cho--"
Metal Man (GM): Rinith hits his head on the wall.
Digifanatic: "This may be one of the times where we wait..."
Rinith: *takes 10 damage just trying to figure it out?*
Schatze: "No choice to make but rather what is obvious."
Kenku: "Are you ok Rin? you might want to put your seat belt on."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Rinith.
Schatze: "You can deal with Ael now, or later. Later doesn't look good."
Kenku: "How so?"
Schatze: "I already told you. I don't need to tell you again."
Rinith: *Sits down, always glitches at the oddest moments.*
Metal Man (GM): He makes a gesture.
Schatze: "You don't pay attention when the obvious is before you. You don't get Panzer killed, but merely resolve the situation by putting her before Ael."
Panzer: *R* "At any rate I have things to do. Just think about it this way. I've told you all along RT can't be trusted. He even tried to kill you all. He is just now saying that I'm the bad guy in all this. I've been with you for years. I'm sure if I wanted to betray you, I could have done it before now."
Schatze: "Ael can make sense of it with all the facts in front of him. Otherwise he may assume and attack first, ask questions later."
Kenku: "Uh... Panz... you haven't helped either after the sniper incident... thats all I'm saying... what are you doing anyway?"
Schatze: "So, now, GHAA--I am not betraying anyone. Merely offering a solution. The one which will solve your problem."
Aribar: "Red Text, what have you been doing with all of those parts and favors that we've done for you?"
Deloth: "Good question. What HAVE you been doing with all that junk?"
Panzer: "Kenku, Why figured out the ghost ploy and the scientists thing last mission?"
Schatze: "Maint-Maint-...*Cough* Maintaining my space station."
Deloth crosses his arms. "Can you show us some proof?"
Kenku: *R* "Ermmm... I was kinda not around for that... going to have to clue me in a little."
Schatze: "Of course." *He bumps into a tabl--*"Here you go." *He hands Deloth a piece of paper with schematics for his station.*
Panzer: *R* "Ask your buddies. that way you get it from a trusted source."
Aribar: .oO(Would it truly be wrong to just walk away from this and build a hut in the middle of some jungle?)
Deloth takes the paper and looks at it.
Metal Man (GM): It shows lots of numbers and the parts you gave him, neatly set up. It all makes sense.
Aribar: "Let's just call up Ael; he can go back in time and see which one should be damned."
Metal Man (GM): He narrows his brow and looks to Deloth.
Digifanatic: "And he probably doesn't want to talk to us for more than 7.2 seconds, Ari."
Deloth: "Good idea, Ari. Let's ask HIS opinion."
Schatze: "What's wrong with you, anyway? Always worrying... you ignore the obvious. That's why you don't know these things."
Kenku looks to the others. "Umm... can someone clue me a little on what Panz is talking about?"
Digifanatic: "Face it, he's gonna hang up as soon as he hears one of our voices."
Deloth: "It's my job to be paranoid."
Aribar: "He talked to us when we asked him about his threats and warnings before. On our last mission we ran into some ghosts and scientists playing us for fools; Panzer warned us about them."
Schatze: "Then you're failing, because I detect another robot battle with Ael. He is this close from attacking." *He makes a very small ga-- er, yeah, gap with his fingers.*
Panzer walks out of the woods standing by a tree. "So. Whats the conclusion? 3 need to get back to base."
Schatze: "The obvious one." *He points to Deloth, putting him on the spot.*
Deloth: "It's not polite to point, you know. Put your hand down."
Rinith: "What's needed back there?"
Kenku: "Interesting..." *he then looks back to Panzer* "So do you know anything about your buddies that have housed themselves here?"
Schatze: "Your plan is intriguing, Mr. Deloth."
Panzer: "Well. draw you own conclusions, but so you're aware. He has stockpiles of weapons and Metal Sonic to boot. I have video of him telling me about it all."
Aribar: "Plus, there is a point that hasn't been considered; what happens after we deal with Ael? He mentioned that he has superiors; what will they do when if we kill Ael?"
Panzer: "Kenku, they are repliforce like me. They just wanted a new base."
Schatze: "Yes, because those are Panzer's machines, so she woul--*BANG*d want you to think they're mine."
Digifanatic is getting a bit piqued about what's going on in Red Text's space station...
Schatze: "Just as she planned, because she knows better. I know she thinks that." *He holds up a chip.* "I have a copy of her mind. I know her better than she does."
Deloth: "Alright, look, here's my thoughts. I hate Panzer. However, I've distrusted you from day one and you're acting screwier by the minute. As such, I vote for whatever her plan is."
Schatze: "But... don't take my word for it."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Panzer, expecting her response.
Kenku: "Well... do you know why they are being so... closed in... they kinda threatened Tails with a cannon for now reason."
Panzer: "RT you're the only person around the base when we all went on missions. Explain that, and the correlation of my stuff gone when we got back, when I was with everyone."
Kenku: "Outside of saying stay away."
Schatze: "Because you are the one who keeps track of these things, ready at any moment to continue your plans."
Deloth: "...Yeah, I'm voting in her favor." *Points a thumb to Panzer.*
Schatze: "Just as I wanted you to do, Deloth."
Kenku: "Schatze... if you really know her that well... why didn't you warn us of her intentions in Central City?"
Panzer: "Kenku, they want to be left alone. I walked up to Tails talking about trying to fuck with my kind. I'd be defensive of him too. He has no right to hand out judgement like that."
Deloth: "RT, please don't make me burst into laughter in your face."
Kenku: "I'll give you that?"
Digifanatic: .oO(I kinda like Panzer's position myself...)
Schatze: "No, please, I want you to laugh at me." *He laughs.* "Because Panzer's plan is also my plan. I know her mind, after all."
Panzer: "RT, you seem nervous to me."
Kenku: "The Tails of this world looks he's fallen on bad times as much as much of Mobius... that he trusts us at all is luck."
Panzer: "Then tell them. What devious master plan do I have? Must be so secret even I dunno what it is."
Schatze: "I was going to say that about you, because I don't know what you think you're doing. I know this thing and no one cares; but thankfully your plan is just the same as mine."
Digifanatic: .oO(I doubt that.)
Aribar: "...You're not even making any damn sense any more!"
Deloth: "I think you're bluffing, RT."
Kenku: "Really? What about the Sniping at Central City?"
Deloth: "And you're going rapidly clinically insane, by your recent sentences."
Panzer: "Kenku, I just felt like doing that. If I wanted to blow the city off the map, I could have."
Schatze: "I don't bluff, I present the hand." *He opens a sleeve and out comes images of the robots with Panzer's welding on them, then logs of Panzer sending various radio transmissions all over the place.* "I have a royal flush. Undeniable proof Panzer has a rich conspiracy, which nearly included me, until I wisely stepped out of it."
Deloth: "Mmm-hmm. Can you prove you're not using fake cards?"
Panzer: "RT, I taught you how to weld just like me. Plus: you're using my body, so that implicates you."
Schatze: "Aha! Now it is you who are nervous, slipping up. You modified my body, then I further modified it. I am incapable of making such welds. I have an exact materials analysis."
Aribar: "...So, who votes we get Ael to look at both of them and he deals with the mess?"
Panzer walks to the ship and displays a video log on the hull, showing what RT was telling her about Metal Sonic and stockpiling weapons.
Digifanatic: "That may not be a bad idea..."
Deloth: "I do. Let's get the Mad Mage down here and stop this argument."
Metal Man (GM): Alas; it's nowhere to be found.
Aribar: "Any opposed?"
Kenku: "Panzer... I'm not going to get into anything more on that with you... you paid the price for it plain and simple... my question is more of to Schatze... Schatze, if the plans are the same... then you must of known something about the Sniping at Central City before it happened."
Panzer: "Clever. You deleted things from me when you rebuilt me."
Deloth: "...Hurry up, Ari. I'm getting aggravated with this crap."
Schatze: "I knew of the sniping, I will admit. I was on track to restore her circuits again." *He points to Aribar.* "Yes, bring us both then!"
Aribar attempts to contact Ael with the ship's radio.
Digifanatic: .oO(He's not gonna chat, Ari...)
Panzer: "Take me. See if I care. But note. It won't hurt him if Ael kills him. He will still live on, controlling things from his space station."
Ael: *R* "Isn't this so strange, that you contact me while I am being attacked. I would like an explanation why the robots are attacking me sooner rather than later..."
Aribar: "We have two reploids here that are potentially responsible for those attacks. And, frankly, if they aren't responsible, then I feel safe to say that NONE of us have any idea who is behind those attacks."
Ael: *R* "Then take them to me, and we shall see." *Click.*
Metal Man (GM): A man of few words. Perhaps because you heard explosions on and off.
Panzer just waits, arms crossed.
Aribar: "Can this thing still fly to the moon?"
Schatze: "He is at the Maverick Continent, not the moon."
Deloth: "Fine, both of you get in the ship, we'll get this stupid argument ironed out."
Metal Man (GM): The ship's sensors confirm this.
Schatze: *Is in the ship.*
Aribar: "Digi, Schatze, someone, just fly us there."
Schatze: "Of course."
Deloth gets in the ship, desiring some sort of headache remedy.
Metal Man (GM): He moves the ship and it begins to fly there.
Panzer got on the ship before it took off.
Digifanatic gets in the ship as well, of course.
Deloth: *Rubbing his temples* "Digi, you got any aspirin?"
Digifanatic: "Probably some in the medicine cabinet."
Deloth silently gets up and heads over to said cabinet.
Metal Man (GM): The ship flies over, and, within a few moments, lands. At the sight of a massive robot battle.
Deloth: *Swallows a few aspirin, heads back* "Alright, where's Ael?"
Metal Man (GM): Ael emerges, after the last set of robots are exploded.
Ael: "About time we dealt with this. I have lost the Time Bandit so many times... if this does not stop, the Time Cops WILL declare war. Where are they?"
Deloth: "Long time no see."
Panzer walks out, arms still crossed.
Metal Man (GM): Schatze walks right out.
Ael: "..." *He casts a few spells. Then clutches his head.*
Aribar: "Panzer, and Schatze, otherwise known as Red Text."
Ael: "This... ...what... are they made from the same body or something?"
Deloth: "Yeah, pretty much."
Aribar: "The reddish one is the real Panzer."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is red and Schatze is black.
Panzer: "He used my old body, so we are the same just about. I have a feeling it will be blamed on me regardless. Search carefully."
Metal Man (GM): Ael uses another spell, then clutches his head.
Ael: "I can't... tell!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM.*
Metal Man (GM): Ael is hit over the head with a robotic fist.
Ael: "Not you again."
Deloth: "Oh, just GO THE HELL AWAY."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around to attack Vylch, but... ...the gems activate! ...And Schatze takes out a rifle and shoots Ael in the back!
Digifanatic: "Uh oh."
Aribar: "Ael, Vylch has an anti-mage device."
Schatze: "Hahahahaha... game over! I knew you'd try to use that spell on two nearly exact people!"
Deloth whips out both swords and ducks into battle position.
Panzer: "That would be Schatze. He controls Vylch. He must be scared of me if hes trying to get Ael to kill me."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Sonic flies out and kicks Ael in the head as he goes to get up.
Deloth: "Places, people, we're gonna have to bust some heads!"
Metal Man (GM): Then a huge number of robots mob Ael.
Deloth: "...Also, I TOLD you."
Metal Man (GM): Then you see MAVERICKS walk out of the forest and join in as Schatze stands in front of them.
Aribar: "When the hell have we NOT been played by fools?!"
Schatze: "Well, honestly, I like Panzer. I have no problem with her."
Deloth: "Alright, less talk more rock, guys."
Schatze: "I just needed her to be here so she could confuse him."
Panzer: "I've tried to warn you all countless times. Nope. Never listen to me, do you?"
Schatze: "I have no real problems with you. Now if you could excuse me..." *He goes to walk towards the mob attacking Ael.*
Metal Man (GM): The robots, et al, ignore the Questers.
Digifanatic: "Well, of course that explains the rise in pitch..."
Metal Man (GM): One even hands Panzer a shiny new rifle. Meanwhile, some muffled fighting is heard as the magic-impaired Ael is probably getting the living daylights beaten out of him.
Panzer blinks. She looks the rifle over. "Weird."
Deloth: "...Alright, new vote. Who do we hate more, Ael or Vylch and Schatze?"
Panzer looks at one of the robots. "Have you seen Skiver or Frost Walrus around?"
Metal Man (GM): *BAM* A muffled bang is heard. A bloodied Ael holds his fists as he falls over on the ground. The group of robots steps back as Schatze holds him up by his miserable robe. Schatze answers Panzer's question.
Aribar: "Ael's Time Cops are corrupt and can destroy this world, and Metal hates them. Vylch has anti-magic devices and is insane. Schatze's a manipulative coward..."
Digifanatic: "...but I guess we hate Ael more because Vylch and Schatze are cleaning up house for us? I dunno..."
Schatze: "I have them both, but if you want them that's fine. I'm just after this person."
Aribar: "Why, Red Text?"
Deloth: "Why do you want Ael so badly, anyways?"
Ael: "...You... won't... ...I'm the least... deadly person of the Time Cops..."
Aribar: "If even a portion of what Ael said is true, you've essentially damned us!"
Schatze: "He's going to bring his group to destroy the world. If I destroy him first, then they'll stay away, because THIS." *He rips something off of Ael.* "A Time Trans Device."
Deloth: "And that is..."
Schatze: "I can modify it to block all of the Time Cops. But only if he is dead!"
Ael: "Hmf... nothing more than a manipulative idiot... there is no such possibility..."
Deloth: "...Yeah, uh, you expect us to believe you thirty seconds after you just betrayed us?"
Panzer: "Yeah. I want them. Send them to me if you don't mind. Don't you ever frame me again."
Schatze: "I won't. I just needed you to not know my plan. He read your mind at least twenty times when you entered. I heard one of you mention Vylch, too... He's my slave. He'll never hit you again." *Grin.*
Digifanatic: "I saw that grin."
Panzer: "And? I didn't plot anything against him. He would have known it was you."
Deloth tries getting a read off of RT's mind. Probably futile, but...
Schatze: "So... what say you? Leave here and be separate, aid me in destroying Ael, or... try to stop me?"
Aribar: "I don't believe that your plan would work, Schatze. Why didn't you do this with Pandora?"
Schatze: "Like my last one which did work, Aribar? Pandora was a low-level agent. Only he has the device. You killed her as a one-off thing."
Panzer: "Sorry Ael. Told you it wasn't me."
Deloth: "Then why would the two of them be paired up?"
Metal Man (GM): You detect a gloating feeling.
Panzer: "Pandora was probably in training."
Metal Man (GM): And you read part of Vylch's mind.
Aribar: "What about Metal in the short time he was with us before escaping? Why didn't you attempt to kill him and get his device?"
Metal Man (GM): It's filled with red text.
Schatze: "His device is broken."
Deloth: *And that red text is...*
Schatze: "Why wouldn't he just run anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): It's gibberish, Deloth, besides a few of lookleftwaitforRed WaitforRed lookright
Deloth: "Because a psychotic Reploid has him by the collar after beating the shit out of him?"
Schatze: "I was talking to Aribar, not you."
Deloth: "Oh, pardon ME."
Schatze: "So. Going to just ask a million questions? I guess that's why they call us Questers."
Deloth: "So what's all your gloating for?"
Schatze: "But I prefer to answer some of them."
Panzer: "Ok RT. Gimme Ael." *She holds out a hand.*
Schatze: "..." *He chuckles.* "Okay." *He holds Ael out.*
Panzer takes Ael and looks him over, expecting a trap.
Metal Man (GM): You see Ael... ...no traps. He's disarmed, doesn't have his device, and halfway dead.
Rinith: "I have never been able to kill someone in his state..."
Schatze: "The only thing left is to know whether you'll be behind me or not." *He points at the sky.* "This is... the eighth test."
Panzer carries him to the ship to patch him up with the cabinet if its onboard.
Aribar sighs and just stands there. By Whaller, what is he supposed to do? Just stand here and let himself be manipulated for the greater good? Strike out? Argh...
Metal Man (GM): Panzer goes to take him away. She would sense moving him too much might kill him.
Rinith: "If you all chose to kill him, leave me out, I don't help people on a whim, but I can not kill them like this either"
Rinith: *W* "Should I cure?"
Panzer would lay him in place then, carefully, and begin first aide.
Metal Man (GM): A man walks out of the woods. ...Metal Man.
Deloth: "Welcome to the party, boss."
Metal Man: "Who took out Ael?"
Schatze: "I did."
Metal Man: "Where did he go?"
Aribar: "What happens if your plan fails, Red Text? What happens if some severely pissed off Time Cops come and obliterate this world?"
Digifanatic: "Panzer took him."
Metal Man: "..." *He walks over and points an elephant gun at Ael.* "So, reconsidering calling me the Time Bandit, eh Ael?"
Rinith: *would follow Panzer to the ship even.*
Ael: "...I guess."
Metal Man: "I'll tell the truth, I ain't no murderer. But your friends kill all kinds of people. They must be stopped."
Panzer sighs. She is on all fours over Ael, making an effective shield as she bandages him uo.
Ael: "Good for you."
Metal Man: "...You don't have your time device."
Rinith: "Panzer, want me to cure him?"
Ael: "So your vision is as poor as always."
Metal Man (GM): *Turns around to face Schatze...*
Schatze: "That's my Time Device."
Deloth: "It is not, you tore it off his chest."
Aribar: "Well, Schatze? What makes you so sure that your plan will work? How do you know anything about the Time Cops?"
Panzer: "A spell of healing would help, yes. I can't do magic. I'm busy splinting bones and such. And keeping Metal from shooting."
Schatze: "I know my plan will work. I helped repair the planet, didn't I?"
Deloth steps over, cracks his knuckles, and uses three charges of Minor Heal on Ael.
Aribar: "You nearly destroyed it too."
Schatze: "We all make mistakes."
Metal Man: "The time device, you idiot! They'll know you have it any moment! Then it'll be game over!"
Schatze: "I have modified it already."
Rinith: *throws in 1 tier 2 cure.*
Aribar: "I suppose you'll just say, 'oops' if this plan fails then?"
Metal Man: "I've been on the run for years. You can't just expect that to work! Otherwise mine would have been repaired! Look... give it to me. I can run across time and space and save everyone on this planet... even at the expense of my own life."
Schatze: "Shut up. I have this totally under control. My powerful force will stop ANYTHING they throw. After all, I manipulated the Questers--"
Metal Man: "Well you haven't manipulated me, and their worst Time Cop left is easily twice as smart as I am."
Aribar: "Manipulating us isn't exactly a hard thing to do."
Deloth: "And my, do I detect a hint of panic in your voice?"
Schatze: "..." *He clamps it onto his arm.* "Well, even if it is bad, I can take it into another time and escape as you do. Only... it won't be lethal for me."
Panzer: "I wouldn't mind the Time Cops on my side. I need more allies as it is. People who trust me."
Ael: "The Time Cops... have no allies. We are... the prime controllers..." *He stands up slowly.*
Aribar: "Perhaps you should let the ex-Time Cop who may know a little bit more than you have the device, Red Text?"
Ael: "It is already too late. Whatever you do, THEY will come, and THEY will wipe this dimension. I was simply hoping this would draw him out. I had a hex to kill the Time Bandit, but..." *He drops dust on the ground.* "It broke when THIS happened."
Rinith: .oO(-.- What is it that's brought me here and got me in this mess?)
Panzer: "Just an idea. I need to find more people to depend on..." *She glances at the Questers, helping Ael up.* "People who listen, and don't trust a psycho over me."
Deloth: "..." *He sighs and raises his hand.* "Present."
Schatze: "Hmph. Well, what are you going to do? I can warp through time!"
Ael: "...Yes... yes you can. Go... press the shiny buttons!"
Aribar: *Kinesis, time device.*
Metal Man (GM): The time device is unaffected by magic! Schatze clamps it onto his arm.
Panzer shakes her head. the stupid chip making her feel betrayal and hurt... She hated it. She went back to the ship in silence.
Schatze: "Now if you'll excuse me, I need to return to my work elsewhere."
Metal Man (GM): He presses a few buttons. *BZOT BZABZ APBZAPZBA* He falls over to the ground, crisply fried.
Digifanatic: "All we needed to do was to activate this and make sure the Time Cops wouldn't come here..."
Metal Man: "I was going to tell him that, but then again, I'd prefer that thing die."
Deloth: *Cheerfully* "Well, that little dilemma took care of itself."
Aribar: "Just so you know, that's only a body for Red Text, Metal and Ael. He's still alive on his space station."
Ael: "Now... it's just me, the Questers, and the Time Bandit." *He points at Vylch.* "If you are on the Time Cops' side, destroy those!" *He points to a still brightly glowing anti-magic device embedded in Vylch.*
Aribar would go over and attempt to remove the device before Schatze's other forces act.
Metal Man (GM): You walk to do so, but you hear about eighty bazillion guns arm, pointing at you.
Metal Man: "Don't touch it. It'll burn you too. The anti-theft mechanism is deadly."
Metal Man (GM): Red Text's voice echoes as Vylch morphs into him.
Panzer looks out of the ship. "Robots?"
Aribar stops. "Many, many guns..."
Red Text: "I see where your loyalty lies. Well, it will lie in pieces on the ground unless you let me leave with MY device."
Deloth: "...This is RIDICULOUS."
Metal Man: "..." *He stands there, not sure how to dodge all of those.*
Ael: "..." *Ael begins walking into the ship.*
Rinith stands there. >=|
Red Text: "Hah. Run! Run to the ship, Ael. Your Time Cop facade was a fake!"
Aribar: "Schatze, your plan is through; how are you going to use that device if it destroys you?"
Rinith: "I don't even care for sides at this point"
Red Text: "I can figure it out on my own time!"
Deloth: .oO(Ael, if you're still reading my mind, we've got gun turrets and missiles on that ship...)
Panzer sighs. She walks back to the Questers. "RT, why did you tell them to give me a rifle?"
Digifanatic is still not sure exactly what to do... it all feels soooo confusing for a situation that should be rather straightforward.
Deloth: "...You are a complete nut, you know that? That's something *I* would say."
Red Text: "I was hoping you would join my side. The Time Cops can be blocked. And you can still let me go!"
Metal Man (GM): Ael goes inside the ship.
Panzer: "Who? You want me to join you?"
Metal Man (GM): He whispers to Panzer.
Digifanatic: *Muttering* "I don't know... I don't know..."
Red Text: "You can join me... or you can leave me... just don't get in my way!"
Deloth: "I say we just destroy everyone and everything because holy SHIT I am getting sick of this."
Metal Man (GM): The Vylch-clone picks up the device.
Red Text: "I'm going to go now. Don't try anything!"
Metal Man (GM): He turns his back and begins walking away.
Deloth: .oO(C'mon, Ael, guns and missiles, man, you know you want to...) *He glances over at one of those robots. What are they like?*
Rinith: "Well, Red, I'm making this move on my own will, so, don't think worse of the Questers, but..." *Dash* "DROP IT!"
Metal Man (GM): They're the Eggman-Reploid junk machines.
Deloth: *Power supplies visible? And if so, what are those?*
Metal Man (GM): No visible ones, he's sneaky.
Panzer lifts her rifle to here eye quickly and steadies herself out just enough. she takes aim for the device and fires.
Rinith: *is charging Vylch.*
Metal Man (GM): Rinith runs into a literal wall of robots.
Aribar casts Plane: Light World, hops inside, and dashes off in the direction Vylch went.
Red Text: "No one who can stop me will attack me."
Metal Man (GM): As Aribar's plane is blocked by the anti-magic device! *SMASH* Then a lone bullet hits him in the back.
Rinith: *makes a slash at him as well if he can get close enough.*
Red Text: "No... you... you weren't supposed to do that!"
Metal Man (GM): *FWOOM* A large dome blocks the escape of Red Text, as Ael miraculously heals himself.
Panzer: "You know better than to betray a member of RepliForce."
Deloth: *Jaw drops.*
Ael: "I will use my power to maintain this dome. Retrieve for me the device and no one will be hurt. Except those robots!"
Deloth: "...Panz, nice shot. REALLY nice shot. That had to be the best shot in the history of sniping."
Metal Man (GM): The machine turns around, facing you.
Panzer: "I wish you were an ally, but I cannot allow you to continue now that you are my enemy."
Red Text: "Well if that's how you're going to do it. You're not going to win."
Aribar unsheaths Sunlight and begins to wonder how to get to Vylch.
Deloth: "Finally, something familiar. Killing people." *Blades out.*
Metal Man (GM): MEGA BATTLE!
Red Text: "Allow me to repair myself."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze stands up again, now a sort of bizarre, damaged version of himself.
Schatze: "Y-y-you cannot destroy that wh-wh-which is not dead!"
Metal Man (GM): Your battle lineup is as follows:
Deloth: "Oh, just SHUT UP."
Metal Man (GM): The line of robots (which I will treat as one character for dodge/HP purposes)... Behind them is sort of a chess set, with Schatze as the King, and Vylch as the Queen. Metal Sonic is one of the Knights. Frost Walrus is the other Knight.
Deloth: *Motioning to Frost Walrus* "Friend of yours, Panz?"
Aribar: "Ael, a quick question out of curiosity; are you weak to prismatic spells?"
Panzer: "He was. So is the Skiver... Though he controls them for now."
Metal Man (GM): He has no bishops, indicating his lack of faith in anything. For rooks he has Skiver and... nothing else. I'll roll two sets, one for the robots and another for his 'royal' set.
Schatze: "Still..." *His units make defensive poses.* "I see no point in fighting you. Attack me at your own peril." *His forces stand by.* "All I want to do is stop the Time Cops."
Metal Man: "Then give me the device."
Schatze: "No. You would have stopped them by now."
Digifanatic: "Metal, do you understand that this guy is going to finish the job we want?"
Aribar: "Metal's managed to escape them for over a decade, and yet you don't trust him to do this job?"
Digifanatic: "In fact, I really don't understand why we just let Schatze take care of the Time Cops here and there. Yeah, he egged us on a bit, but this is kinda what we've been hoping to do... unless we're all freaking out cause Metal Man might get vaporized as well."
Schatze: "Don't be silly. Metal Man isn't a Time Cop. I only plan to defeat the Time Cops. Hit me all you want, but I don't even feel like hitting you, unless you choose to be a real annoyance."
Panzer is silent. She must have ulterior motives.
Aribar: "Metal WAS a Time Cop!"
Schatze: "So? He isn't now. You don't see me harming him. This is blocking other Time Cops from entering."
Rinith: *just don't care anymore, he hates being manipulated.*
Schatze: "But you don't understand, because you never pay attention."
Deloth: "Alright, Digi, you want my reasoning? Schatze's being a holier-than-you jerk and he manipulated us. There."
Schatze: "So if I did that and saved the world, you'd go and destroy it just to spite me? Who's the real bad guys then?"
Digifanatic: "Alrighty... that's where I came up with egging us on cause it was his plan all along..."
Schatze: "Not me."
Digifanatic: "But as of right now, the Time Cops are among our list of crises..."
Panzer: "RT, You wanted them to kill me. That is reason enough for me."
Deloth: "That, and the eight hours of arguing gave me a splitting headache and I'm in a bad mood and I just want to cleave someone's head."
Digifanatic: "But I thought Panzer wanted to kill Ael as much as we did..."
Schatze: "All for the plan. You're not dead, are you? You shot me, not the other way around."
Aribar: "You're a manipulative bastard; at this point, damn the greater good! You should just die!"
Schatze: "Very well, kill me. Then when people find out you killed me and Time Cops appear to destroy them, they can blame you. I'm sure they will understand. 'The Questers didn't want to be the ones who didn't save the world. We will die because they decided death was better than a safe world Red Text saved.'"
Panzer lifts the new rifle to her shoulder, thinking a moment. She, instead walks a little closer and sets off a large sonar ping, hoping it might still work on Vylch.
Metal Man (GM): Vylch acts... different. Tech check, Panzer.
Aribar: "You're as insane as the Ivan Robotnik we fought on your space ship!"
Digifanatic is just as much emotionally drained/stressed right now... he just doesn't understand why they let Schatze take care of the Time Cops, screw the manipulation part...
Schatze: "No, you are. I have a logical reason for everything I did. Unlike you. If I was really insane you wouldn't need to point it out. The facts are self-evident, as you assist people who will stop at nothing to kill him." *He points at Metal Man.* "They only pause because momentarily I am a greater threat. You, their dupes, do their work for them, thus pleasing them."
Metal Man (GM): Tech check, Panz...*BZKTBZ* Vylch shields himself as Panzer shorts herself out for 20 damage with the Sonar. Sonar: It does a body bad.
Schatze: "If I hated you I would have manipulated again to stop attacking me, but I figured you would see truth once Ael's blood was on the floor. I just underestimated his oily nature."
Panzer smirks. "Figured that trick out did you?"
Deloth: "And... he's actually been a little more civil here than you, you do realize."
Vylch: "Red Text gave me the antidote. Hawhaw ha harshhhgb."
Panzer: "I have little use for people that betray me. Ael did nothing to convince me to harm you."
Metal Man (GM): Anything else, Panzer? That's a rate 1 action. You did a rate 2 one.
Aribar: "Perhaps you simply underestimated how much we hate being used by people, and you also seem blind to the little power-trip you're having with that device!"
Metal Man (GM): You could Sonar again or somethin'.
Schatze: "What power trip? It killed this body when I tried to use it. I just wish to take it back and experiment on it so as to block the return of more Time cops."
Panzer looks at Skiver and FW. "You guys controlled by him or no?"
Deloth: "And I'd like a million coins and my girlfriend back. I'd love either of those, but I don't think they're happening..."
Schatze: "I have a million coins." *He smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): Panzer gets no response.
Aribar: "You were acting like you were invincible! You were acting like you were a grand hero and that if anything bad happened you could just escape with your magical deus ex machina device!"
Metal Man (GM): Definitely controlled.
Panzer: *She shrugs, arms crossed.* "I want my comrades back."
Schatze: "And? Now I'm not. Going to hold a few minutes of giddiness against my months of track record?"
Rinith: "It's all too late..." -.- "Red, give us one good reason why your cause is worth -waves his arm around the army both sides- all of this, all of it"
Panzer: "They held my moments against years..."
Schatze: "If I don't stop the Time Cops they will destroy this world because HE--" *Points at Metal Man* "Is stuck here and proving to be uncatchable. You know my motive. I don't want to be blown up by the end of a world."
Deloth: "Why do you have such an obsession with our old boss, anyways?"
Digifanatic: "Of course, he's not the type that would turn himself in..."
Panzer: "RT, Give me my comrades back."
Schatze: "I will give them back once you get Ael to lower the field."
Aribar: "And these two Time Cops don't seem to think your plan will work!"
Metal Man: "I'm not a Time Cop."
Panzer: "Talk to him about it."
Metal Man (GM): Ael says nothing.
Aribar: "But you were, and you know about this stuff! ... I hope."
Deloth: "...Ael, that's your cue, man."
Schatze: "I should have known. You'll believe anyone who's silent. You hear that, Ael? I underestimated you! You... damn you! They'll believe anything if you don't talk about it!"
Panzer: "He won't listen to me. You know that."
Metal Man (GM): Ael crosses his hands and smirks.
Ael: "I don't talk to remote control dolls."
Rinith: *tries to push Ael out of his head if he's still in it.*
Metal Man (GM): Ael isn't in your head, Rinith. He's standing off to the side, making a nice barrier.
Schatze: "I won't even attack you. If you insist, kill all of these machines which refuse to fight back."
Deloth: *Sigh* "Ael, geez, we're wavering towards your side, man."
Schatze: "We'll see who's the villain."
Panzer: "You're not a villain. Just a traitor."
Rinith: =| .oO(Deloth! Why do I even care about this fight?)
Ael: "His plan will not work, as we speak my superiors know everything going on here. This is fighting about nothing except my time device. It IS agreed if I have it back then... I can continue my hunt of him." *He points at Metal Man.*
Metal Man: "Well somebody do something... before I fall asleep."
Deloth: "You're never gonna catch him anyways, Ael."
Metal Man: "I blame YOU for this boring confrontation!" *He points at Schatze.*
Digifanatic actually does nothing right now...
Kenku: "And what else have your superiors said?"
Panzer: "You people are wasting you time on insignificant things that don't matter. I want my comrades, I want to go to HQ and get my stuff, then leave."
Digifanatic: "You know, all we have to do is let Schatze set off his device and we'll never have to worry about the end of this dimension..."
Ael: "The Time Bandit is to be destroyed. The Temporary Annoyance will follow."
Metal Man (GM): You know, some day I should port the Exalted argument combat mechanic.
Deloth: *Can I charge a Final Smash?*
Metal Man (GM): It'd be great fight here. >.> Yes.
Deloth starts charging, then.
Aribar: "...Metal, do you think Schatze's plan will work?"
Metal Man: "No. Give me the device. I know a plan that will work. He has an idea but he isn't experienced. He might work, at the expense of what might happen if his first test fails..."
Ael: "Don't give the Time Bandit the device or I will destroy you. He must NOT have it."
Rinith: "For how much I've heard of Metal Man, I'd still rather side with him"
Schatze: "Now I'm almost tempted to give it to the Time Bandit."
Schatze: "But I know I would do a better job."
Deloth: "Right, I propose we just count RT out and flip a coin by this point."
Rinith: "This battle is not even mine though, what do I care?"
Aribar: "You've been stuck in a damn space station ever since we all came to this damn world! What the hell do you know?!" *He attacks the robot wall out of fustration.*
Schatze: "You were the first to lunge for me. You tell me."
Kenku: "I would rather let Metal have the device."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit.
Rinith: "Schatze, I work for your causes no more."
Metal Man (GM): You stab them twice. +10 for sunlight on each, +10 more. You carve a biggish hole near Vylch with them. Total of 78 damage.
Schatze: "Gah! No... ...stay back... you... I am not attacking you!"
Metal Man: "Looks like I have a plan then."
Aribar: "Screw you! I'm not attacking you either. You don't see a sword in Vylch, do you?"
Metal Man: "Ael, if you don't get the device first, I get it. The Questers and Red Text are merely independent variables neither of us control."
Rinith: "I... can not believe you'd play off that... you..." >=/
Ael: "But... ...GRRR... I'll let him run than let YOU have it!"
Aribar: "Are you sure you don't want to con us into siding with you or Ael?"
Metal Man: "He can't run fast enough."
Metal Man (GM): Robot Wall It moves to fill the hole, but it lost a big chunk of HP from that.
Metal Man: "I don't con." *He points his shotgun at Schatze.* "I kill."
Rinith: "Aribar, even now he is trying to manipulate, I say talk is getting pointless."
Aribar: "Hey, Ael, if you can spare some concentration, get on the radio and tell Robotnik or the Galactic Federation to attack Red Text's space ship or something!"
Kenku: "Guys... quit arguing and just give Metal the Device. Ael seems to be geeking out about it anyway."
Ael: "No. The device must be mine. If he has it then my mission will be a failure! THEN this world will be destroyed."
Panzer: "Since everyone wants it, Let me just destroy it."
Aribar: "Right now it's tempting to damn the world!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Yeah, and you're looking to see this dimension just vanish, Panzer?!)
Metal Man: "..." *He puts a hand to his chin.* "Yes... maybe if it exploded then we could all go about our way like this never happened. Except him."
Ael: "Uh... ... Uh..." *He looks confused.* "...I'd much rather have it back! I don't want to be stranded here... ...and I can stop you!"
Deloth: "Panz, everyone wants it, let's just destroy it."
Panzer: "I said that already."
Deloth: "That way everyone loses and we can GO HOME AND GET SOME DAMN REST BECAUSE *SERIOUSLY*."
Aribar: "If we're going to get manipulated, I say we get paid for it! Ael, grant me unlimited access to a complete library of spellbooks and I'll work to get it for you!"
Metal Man: "It's true... ...I can't take it because Ael will attack me."
Panzer: "Time isn't made to be messed with."
Metal Man: "Red Text can't take it because we'll all attack HIM. Ael can't take it because I won't let HIM have it, for obvious reasons. So I guess the outside variable chooses to destroy it."
Rinith: *Backstep, put the swords back, charge final smash.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man sits down and crosses his legs, going silent.
Ael: "...Urghhhh." *He puts a hand to his face and goes silent as well.*
Panzer lets her tail swat back and forth slightly, not at all happy.
Aribar: .oO(Blast... You can't fault me for trying.)
Digifanatic: *Muttering to himself* "Man, put your differences aside and just deal with what led up this point..."
Metal Man (GM): *Rinith is charging.*
Kenku: "How hard is it to destroy this thing?"
Metal Man (GM): So it is resolved: Questers may attempt to destroy it, or do whatever... since Metal and Ael cancel out and Red Text can't walk away with it.
Metal Man: "Took naught but a few blasts to destroy mine."
Deloth: "Just hit it until it explodes."
Metal Man (GM): Note the robot wall stands in the way.
Digifanatic: .oO(Well, that might set it off and get rid of the cops... I don't know...)
Metal Man (GM): Best to chop them up some first.
Kenku charges the wall.
Schatze: "... ... ...Too late to suggest you go with me? The power is in your hands... not theirs!"
Metal Man (GM): *SLAM* 3x damage.
Deloth: "Just shut up, we're all past caring."
Kenku keeps swinging.
Metal Man (GM): 3X again. Is 48 before or after 3x? The wall is being cut down like a forest.
Schatze: "..." *He smirks.* "Well if you insist." *He and his units stand in a neat row.* "It didn't really matter what any of you thought, because I prepared beforehand."
Panzer: "Silence, Traitor."
Schatze: "I betrayed nothing. You did."
Metal Man (GM): The group locks into formation.
Panzer: "You betrayed all of us."
Metal Man (GM): Schatze starts them off, suddenly morphing. Robots join in and before you know it he forms a 20 foot tall mech.
Schatze: "You're all such slow idiots."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to stomp on Panzer with an enormous foot. Panzer takes half damage! ...But still takes 40.
Schatze: "Because I was ready for this MONTHS ago!"
Metal Man (GM): His mech does a roundhouse punch at the ground, threatening all the Questers.
Panzer: "Thought you weren't going to attack. Thought you would save it for the war."
Metal Man (GM): Defense checks, everyone. *SLAM* 40 more damage to Panzer.
Schatze: "Why fight a war when I can kill all the major figureheads in one battle?"
Schatze: "The truth is, Time Cops are tough. But... there's only one of them here. And he's using all his power left to hold up this shield. And I just swept all of you over with one kick. And if he lowers the dome my reinforcements will reinforce me to an insane extent. The truth is, your enterprise is futile."
Metal Man (GM): He then reinforces his by powering up both his arms and flinging a downward smash at the ship and Ael. Ael blocks one, but is smashed by the other, KO'd by the sheer force as the field dissipates.
Aribar: "Huh. That's bad."
Schatze: "I am RED TEXT, and all who stand before me shall crumple and die!"
Metal Man: "...Screw me, I can't take that down yet." *Runs away.*
Aribar: "...You never figured out the secret to Quester immortality, right?"
Panzer: "And you wanted me to join you? You would have turned on me again."
Metal Man (GM): You see ships and stuff in the distance.
Aribar: "Oh, and remember that thing I said about power trips? This."
Panzer backs away.
Schatze: "Come say it to my face, little man!"
Metal Man (GM): That... thing... doesn't look destructible by hitting its feet, plus it smashed the front end of your ship in.
Deloth: .oO(Yeah, you just wait until you see what I can do, Schatze...)
Metal Man (GM): Although your ship may still be flight worthy.
Aribar: "Disable your magic blocking device and maybe I will!"
Panzer has backed away a nice bit. She lines up an av shot and fires it at Skiver.
Metal Man (GM): Roll it, Panzer... ...+1, he's distracted. He ducks it and hastens his running.
Aribar: "What, are you scared of my magic? It's not like Ael can get back up in the state he's in!"
Metal Man (GM): Ael moves slightly and mutters something.
Ael: "Aim for... ...the head."
Metal Man (GM): He then passes out.
Digifanatic still isn't going to touch anything unless he feels significantly provoked, and to be honest, it's gonna take a bit more to provoke him...
Metal Man (GM): The head is 20 feet up. You'll have to do a Rate 2 action to climb up. No roll if your ATH is 2 or higher. Ah, well then. Digi stands there, unprovoked despite being smacked by a massive kick. Here it is, Deloth! An unambiguous, huge enemy to fight!
Deloth strikes a pose, grinning. "Alright, time for a big bang!" Power summon... AND... ...A cat. Then two. Then four. Then a HUGE FRICKING WAVE of cats, all meowing, yowling, clawing, and zooming right for the head of the mech in some kind of insane catbeam. "...That... wasn't what I mean to do..."
Metal Man (GM): Billions of cats fly at the mech's head. They collide one after another, as he angrily claws at them, taking 100 damage.
Digifanatic: "That was... kinda cool..."
Panzer: "I'm not even going to ask."
Deloth: "Uh... my... That's... that's right. My word is LAW on the battlefield, BITCH!" *EoT.*
Schatze: "...And to think, you thought my plan was strange..."
Metal Man (GM): Ships appear overhead. Old Eggman ships, rebuilt. They attack... Repliforce ships?
Panzer: "CATRAY OF CATY CAT CATLINESS."
Deloth: "Well, it wasn't what I intended, but whatever works..."
Metal Man (GM): The air fills with explosions.
Schatze: "The time device is mine! I can just walk off with it now! But by all means, hit me a few times, if that will decrease your anger."
Metal Man (GM): His head sparks a bit, as does the arm where the device is probably hidden.
Aribar is a one-armed mage with a small sliver of metal that qualifies as a sword. And his magic is being sucked up by this gigantic monstrosity. There isn't much that the half-elf can do, but...
Metal Man (GM): Also it is quite obvious his magic field is down. Panzer shot it to pieces earlier. Although he did bluff Ari pretty well.
Aribar decides that he has to try something. Just... In... Really?
Metal Man (GM): The sparks flying from the destroyed gem in his chest says it all. You just didn't notice it until he got this big, then looked at you. *Pause to breathe into the microphone. Continues waiting for Aribar.* A wild BOB DOLE attacked! ...I'll keep waiting, no problem Ari.
Deloth: "...You know Ari's as sick of this as I am when he pulls out the F-bomb."
Metal Man (GM): All of them hit. His body glows strangely as he single-handedly resists them all ... But he's buckling under the massive strain.
Schatze: "No... you... can't... I... will... not... this... is... mine..."
Aribar: *Finally, Confusion on Schatze!*
Metal Man (GM): His head throws sparks but he's barely holding it together.
Panzer: "I think Ari just screamed."
Rinith: *Gets back up from the kick that knocked everyone down, and slightly dusts himself off. Opening his eyes and shifts his spot a bit, both fists clenched* "I can count on one thing now, whatever happens, I am not dying easy, and if that means going through every Time Cop or whatever to keep the plane I am in stable, so fucking be it! You are no exception!" *Rinith rushes to a leg of the mech and sheaths his scimitar in light, which whether the blade goes through or not, would pass right through the leg. Then with his scimitar still bathed in energy, Rinith swings behind the mech and hangs onto the back, point blank blast of light and dark blast through the back of the mech. Pushing himself to the top of the mech, he pulls out his short blade quickly and thrusts down into the head. Rinith then sends two huge wave blasts at the arms, and grabbing the short sword, he channels all his energy in a from of a magic circuit of sorts, absorbing back the backlash of this in both his hands. Jumping off Rinith then slams his hands together in a huge dark/light blast around himself and the mech. But even this was not quite the end, stumbling, Rinith taps into some of his last stores of collected energy,* "Rising Frost Phoenix Strike!!!" *In an aura of light blue light Rinith jumps up, carrying his blade in an upward arc with a show of light blue feathers around him, side effect illusion of the strike, channeling ice magic in a sharp wave of energy, before landing... and backstepping... falling to both his knees trying to catch his breath.* "Guys... I don't think... I can do that... again..."
Metal Man (GM): Text flies from above, Star Wars style, and chops Schatze into a million pieces. Just kidding. After the first few hits, as Rinith is about to do the two huge wave blasts, the portals to the various planes rip the massive body asunder, its heavier weight causing it to be far more susceptible than anything else. The time device flies into one of those portals, which then closes, leaving nothing left of Schatze. Taking this cue Red Text's army backs off into nearby ships, and while still handily fighting the Repliforce ships, goes to leave for parts unknown.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man walks over, picking up a small piece of wreckage. He looks at Aribar.
Deloth starts clapping.
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "I don't know..."
Metal Man: "Damn. I'll remember that next time something I do annoys you. I guess we can all say it was an accident that the device flew into one of five probable dimensions."
Aribar: "...Why do I have the feeling that you'd still do it, but just run away really fast afterwards?"
Digifanatic: "Now what about the Time Cops?"
Metal Man (GM): *chuckles* "You know me better than I remember."
Metal Man: "Uh. Yeah. I'm afraid they're going to investigate."
Digifanatic: "Theoretically the device hasn't been set off, or at least, not in here..."
Panzer turns and starts to walk off, very, very pissed, both rifles in hand.
Metal Man: "I mean. The device was lost. AEL of all people, knocked out. He's a... big wig. Very big. And you're talking to me and they like to kill anyone who so much as knows who I am."
Digifanatic: "Which is why I admit I would have been more than happy that Schatze just took care of Ael and all the other Cops at the same time and leave them in our rear mirrors..."
Metal Man: "Frankly, dump Ael's body here and run away."
Kenku: "We haven't risked the planet like RT was talking have we?"
Aribar: "...I'd say that we have."
Digifanatic: "Exactly my point."
Metal Man: "Definitely. Had he or I used it to stop them they may have been made incapable."
Deloth: "So we'll FIX it."
Digifanatic: "We have unnecessarily dug ourselves into a hole..."
Deloth: "Geez. You wimps act like we've already lost."
Rinith: "Just... great."
Deloth: "Dammit, people, we're QUESTERS, it's our JOB to fix things like this!"
Digifanatic: "That's not the way I intend on acting, but we could have handled it in a much less stubborn fashion."
Kenku: "Del... let's put it this way...1 Ael is hard, 30 or more Aels with the power to blow the planet with us with it is much harder."
Rinith: "Digi... he was trying to manipulate us even then."
Metal Man: "It'll be tough. Why, it'll be horrible."
Digifanatic: "I hear that point, but manipulating us so he could destroy the Time Cops and keeping us safe, right?"
Metal Man: "But..." *He looks down.* "You took down that 20 foot monstrosity."
Digifanatic: "...I'm missing something, huh?"
Metal Man: "As a group, more or less. And he smashed Ael."
Kenku: "Well... I would of been happy giving Metal the machine."
Digifanatic: "Yes he did, but not the rest of the Time Cops."
Metal Man: "You could have, only Ael woulda stopped you."
Kenku: "We supposedly knew how to deal with Ael. Supposedly..."
Aribar sighs. "I know Plane, and I believe Luigi might as well. Some Echidnas and Magikoopas may know it as well. I say we go and look for the damned thing."
Metal Man: "So here's what I say, as one-time leader: you go home and prepare while I get the intel on this situation, since I got us into it, unwittingly, by my actions years ago."
Deloth: "Supposedly. That's the killer word."
Metal Man: "Heck, what Aribar said may be true."
Aribar: "Ah, yes, that reminds me."
Metal Man: "You dealt with this clusterf#$k. I think you can deal with another one."
Aribar: "Metal, is it true that Ael is weak to prismatic energy?"
Digifanatic: "While I am rather relieved we have taken care of Ael, if we had just let Schatze engage the device and wipe out every Time Cop except Ael, we'd be alright right now."
Metal Man: "Ael? No. He's weak against massive kinetic force."
Metal Man: "And Digi, maybe so. Too bad we don't have a..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man cracks up.
Deloth: "IT! IS! OVER! NOW SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT WHAT *COULD* HAVE HAPPENED!"
Metal Man: "Time machine."
Kenku: "Like a high speed battering ram or something?"
Metal Man: "Why if only we had a... Time machine... er..."
Aribar: "Then I must wonder why Schatze said that a combination of fire, lightning, wind, ice, and earth would be his downfall."
Metal Man: "To get you to come at him, of course."
Rinith: "Is there any form of time travel anywhere in one of the worlds?"
Metal Man: "Nope. Only that device."
Deloth: "Not even Time magic?"
Metal Man: "Not the kind of time travel these devices do. So now. You guys go. I'll deal with Ael. Perhaps if I show he's alive they'll hold off on killing me long enough for you guys to bring back the device yourselves."
Kenku: "I see... well... for now all we can do is Intel and prepare... and maybe setup for the next stadium match in the meantime."
Panzer looks up to the RF ships over head. She motions to one of them briefly, a good way away from the others.
Aribar: "Wait, Metal... Do you still have your device?"
Metal Man: "Yes." *He holds out a hideously busted device.*
Metal Man (GM): A ship flies down for Panzer.
Metal Man: "Sadly, nobody can fix it. And Ael would never do such a thing."
Aribar: "This is probably a horrible shot in the dark that you've already done, but... Have you attempted to repair it?"
Metal Man: "I did once. I wound up in a place where people fought nonstop."
Panzer walks on and sits inside. She gives the pilot some directions.
Metal Man: "THEY SPOKE LIEK DIS N' WER TOOPID."
Rinith: "Can't the BLU mechanic fix anything?"
Aribar: "Ah, never mind then. I learned how to repair technological devices such as our ship, but... I guess it wouldn't help here then."
Metal Man: "This is something Ael could fix, maybe. Find his instead. Then you can give it to him... ...or me? I know the unlock codes. That idiot Red guy didn't."
Aribar: "We should find it and give it to Schatze. Just to make this whole day worthless."
Rinith: "Can we even contact BLU?"
Metal Man: "You could do that too. Just... good luck finding it." *He pats Aribar on the back.* "Don't ask me, I've got a mage to tie up in the forest."
Kenku: "Yea, we have their number on speed dial."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man takes Ael from the wreck and goes to walk off.
Deloth: "...And there he goes..."
Aribar: "I think I'm going to call it a night as well. I'm... Done..."
Rinith: "Perhaps the BLU mechanic can try a look at Metal's device"
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP, whooo! EXP!!!
Deloth: "...Alright, people, let's head back to HQ. We've got some preparing to do."
Kenku: "Nah... they probably are less off as Ari is. They were having trouble getting full potentials out of their machines anyway."
Metal Man: *Calling out to Rinith* "MAYBE SOMETIME LATER, THIS GUY WILL SET ME ON FIRE UNLESS I FILL HIS MOUTH WITH GRASS SHAVINGS!!!" He waves and runs off.
Aribar proceeds to walk over to where Schatzemecha was. He proceeds to cast Ele, Drain, Confusion, Ward, Image, Cure, Disarm, Kinesis, Light, and Sensory many, many times on that spot.
Metal Man (GM): The spot is violently exploded, then ripped to bits.
Aribar: *And then sensed! And lighted up very nicely!*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar detects it is on fire and being put back together and warded on endlessly.
Digifanatic: "Heh..." *Walks back to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): It looks sort of like a spell tornado.
Deloth just takes a seat in the ship.
Kenku decides to head back to the ship, and will let Ari release some anger.
Rinith: *would probably pass out on the ship itself.*
Aribar then casts Rejoin and goes to sleep in the corner. Somehow.
Deloth: "...I pledged a while back to not say this anymore, but screw it. When we get home, I need a drink."
Digifanatic: "Go ahead." .oO(I probably would want one too if I had any tolerance for alcohol...) *Just drives it back to HQ.*
Rinith: "My head hurts to much for a drink... I'm completely drained..."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, I'm honestly sorry for all the complaining I was making."
Kenku decides to fall asleep in his seat.
Deloth: "I told you, Digi. What's done is done."
Digifanatic: "Yup... I guess we have to do our 'typical' job now."
Deloth: "Something my dad used to say. Keep your eyes on TODAY, not what could've been. Otherwise you'll just regret everything and never make progress."
Digifanatic: "There you go..."