Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 79: Timely Grudge Match
Date: May 23rd, 2009.
Metal Man (GM): *Switches music.* Recap. In the prelude to this insanity, Metal Man posited plan A to the Questers: Lure Ael to the Maverick Hunter Base, where he would then be killed or stopped by a trap.
Metal Man (GM): Ael resisted the Questers and was warped out by the Time Cops, who sent an advance member to see what was there. He, instead, was hit by the trap. The portal appeared through which the main attack would come.
Metal Man (GM): The Maverick Hunters jammed the portal, but before they could help further, some sort of skirmish broke out elsewhere, diverting a bunch of their forces.
Metal Man (GM): Thus the Questers stand before the encroaching portal, having rested. A large ship is jammed in the portal; Aribar's portal to the world of corrosive acid faded out by now.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man is anxiously loading his weapons as the portal manages to, above all odds, start to power up for sending in the Time Cops. Red Text's anti-portal magic continues to fight with the portal as this goes on.
Metal Man (GM): Bolts of blue and red lightning fighting one another form on the fringe of the portal.
Metal Man: "All right, it's do or die. The portal is nearly open, and Red Text's field, the ship, and that plane which vanished have failed to do anything but delay it."
Aribar: "I'll get ready to cast the Plane spell; someone else can talk to the Reploids about dumping their stuff into the portal."
Metal Man: "Don't ask me what to do this time. I don't think my plans work for you. Instead, I'll assist in killing anything that appears."
Aribar: "In fact... Are there still remnants from the big eggrobo/other stuff right from before?"
Metal Man: "Uh. I dunno. I was busy at that time."
Rinith: ... "Anything I can do?"
Digifanatic: "Now that we have all this stuff to send through, yeah, I'm not sure where else we go from here..."
Aribar would procede up to the portal. He leaves the Plane to Corrosive Acid in place; if nothing else, when the Cops come through they will step into acidy death. On the portal, however, he casts the spell to open up a warp to the Plane of Negative Energy.*
Deloth: "Might wanna open up more portals, if you can, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): The acid one dissipated. The negative energy one appears. Signas is nearby, talking furiously on the radio. The portal begins reacting to the negative energy, furiously. It's cracking even more violently.
Rinith: "I think... thats a good thing, though we may want to stand back."
Digifanatic: "This'll either make us or break us, I think." *does decide to take a few steps back as a precautionary measure.*
Deloth steps back. "I'm really hoping it's the former."
Rinith: "Try 4 more portals..." >.>
Aribar: "I do not know if I can maintain more than one Plane spell on that portal, but I will try."
Deloth: "Worth a shot, Ari. Need to use the orb?"
Aribar tries to open up another Negative Energy Plane portal on the Time Cop vortex. "I won't use some dark instrument."
Rinith: "Darkness is not nessarly evil, I'd think you'd know that Aribar."
Digifanatic: "Then what will you use, just some other element?"
Rinith: "Nor is light nessarly good..."
Deloth nudges Rinith. "He's had a bit of a bad history with darkness. Let him go."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar opens up yet another portal... The powerful Time Cop portal begins to rumble. Metal Man stares at his wrist.
Digifanatic: "Sounds like it's becoming unstable."
Metal Man: "Hate to say this, but they seem to be increasing the power in lock step with your portals. Might need to do more... they're almost here."
Aribar: "I've had a very bad history with darkness, Rinith."
Rinith: "... Fair enough."
Metal Man: "Or it might destabilize and explode. Who knows what that would do???"
Rinith: "That much energy like that, an explosions seems... likely."
Deloth: "I thought they were using nearly all of their energy for this... dammit."
Digifanatic: "Who knows what they've got, Deloth."
Metal Man: "To tell the truth, I have no clue how much energy they have. But if they overload it it could explode."
Aribar: "I can create three more portals... Would a Postive Energy plane trip them up?"
Deloth: "I don't think so, Ari."
Metal Man (GM): He points out a readout showing 'DANGER--OVERLOAD POTENTIAL HIGH'
Deloth: "Stick with what's working for now." *glances around for debris to start throwing in.*
Metal Man: "It'd increase the power of the portal. Which they've been doing... I dunno what would happen. I never got far enough to work in portal mechanics."
Aribar: "Everyone, stand far back. If it overloads on this side, I would imagine that it would on theirs as well."
Metal Man (GM): The portal is already jammed up on one side. It'd be hard to throw anything in it.
Aribar would continue to fling Plane spells to the world of Negative Energy at the Time Cop portal; three more to be precise. He does this in quick succession.*
Metal Man (GM): The portals crackle violently as it begins to become decoherent.
Dragoshi: "...Hoo boy."
Metal Man (GM): Time begins to jump a little back and forth, about a half a second.
Rinith: "The idea is working... I think."
Aribar: "How does it look, Metal?"
Deloth holds his hand out and begins steadily pumping negative energy Eles into the portal, hopefully using up his entire stock of 10.
Metal Man: "Gah! I'm not sure if that's---" He clutches his wrist as the portal glows with a green light and begins to become coherent again. Wow. They're persistent.
Rinith: "Good thing about portals, it's not a single burst of energy."
Aribar would follow Deloth's leads; blast after blast of negative energy from Eles would be flung at the Portal.*
Metal Man (GM): Red Text's energy violently reacts, and the portal begins to throw weird energy bits off of it.
Rinith: "I think it's a bit out of my leage to learn that spell though."
Metal Man (GM): The portal begins flickering quickly and is trying to stay coherent.
Metal Man: "Well, I guess we don't care if it explodes... keep throwing stuff! They're trying something else!"
Dragoshi: *Throws some negative Eles of his own into the mix!*
Deloth: "Dammit, I'm out of Ele charges!"
Metal Man (GM): More magic appears around the portal, trying to counter-act all the energy.
Aribar would start to use Kinesis to heave up the earth into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): The ship jammed in it vanishes suddenly. ...But then a giant chunk of earth flies into it. The earth stays. It seems like the portal is blocked and dying. *SHINK.* A metal spike stabs out of the portal. It begins growing, trying to build a frame around it.
Metal Man: "Gah! That's... that's him! You've really done it now!"
Deloth fires off a Light Pillar at the spike!
Dragoshi: "..." *Pulls out his flamethrower and proceeds to try to melt the spike.*
Aribar: "Piffle!" *He would begin to use his remaining Kinesis charges to force the frame closed.*
Metal Man (GM): The spike is uneffected by the fire and light energy.
Dragoshi: *Hmphs, and puts the Flammothrower away, before going back to thinking.*
Digifanatic: "I wish I knew if I could do something besides just stand here and whether or not something will effectively jam the portal."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar feels an insanely powerful force push back... but, separated by distance, the metal frame locks in place, then cracks and sinks into the portal.
Aribar: "I can't do that again..."
Dragoshi: "...What was that, anyway?"
Rinith: !! "Yes, enlighten us."
Aribar: "I would assume that they are trying to force something through to keep the portal stable."
Metal Man (GM): The portal flickers and spins. Two things fly through it.
Digifanatic: "Uh oh..."
Metal Man (GM): *PFFFT* *HFFFFFT* *BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAMBABABAMABAM PEWP EW PEW EEEEEEEEE SHIIINK.*
Dragoshi: "Oh, for crying out loud..."
Metal Man (GM): Two well-burned corpses land on the ground.
Dragoshi: *Inspects the corpses.*
Rinith: "This is getting intresting."
Digifanatic takes a look at who they are, not touching them, though.
Deloth looks down, trying to ID the charred bodies.
Aribar: "Is that good or bad? Is ANY of this good or bad?"
Metal Man (GM): They were formerly Time Cops, by the stuff they wore. But now they're just burnt beyond recognition and distorted endlessly.
Digifanatic: "I wish I knew, Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): Breathing too close disintegrates them.
Dragoshi: "...Well. That saves me the time of reducing them to ash."
Metal Man (GM): ...The planes, however, collapse due to their energy being overloaded.
Aribar: "... Piffle!"
Metal Man (GM): The rest of the Earth literally melts into slag.
Aribar would begin to fling charges of Confusion into the portal. The archmage is out of any more effective spells.*
Digifanatic: "I hope you've got a few more of those energy pl... guess not."
Dragoshi: *Just expends whatever charges of negative Ele he has left into the damned thing.*
Deloth grabs the plasma saber off of his back and flings it into the portal, Exploding it when it's about to make contact.
Metal Man: "I can't believe it... you repelled a Time Cop attack! That... that's never happened before! ..." He puts a palm to his face. "We're screwed! Ohohoho... no..."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers fling everything they have at it, but a metal fist juts out. Then another one.
Dragoshi: "What is it now?"
Digifanatic: "And what the?"
Metal Man (GM): The attacks bounce right off of it, as you hear a very loud magnetic noise coming from the fists.
Aribar begins fling bolts of lightning into the portal and fists.*
Deloth: "...Oh, come ON..."
Dragoshi: *Sighs and readies the Repeater Rifle and just opens fire on the portal and fists as well.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar strikes it, but it is not slowed.
Digifanatic decides to try one final thing, firing a shot from his Chill Gun into the portal.
Metal Man (GM): The chill attack bounces off, as does the rifle.
Rinith uses twilight blast.
Digifanatic: "That's all I've got, man."
Dragoshi: "...yeah this doesn't surprise me at all."
Metal Man (GM): The being walks out... a long, tall, skinny metallic being. He speaks with a telekinetic voice, chuckling.
Deloth: *swords out, crouching into battle position.*
Dragoshi: *Grumbles, getting out the blaster. He then waits.*
Aribar unsheathes Sunlight and begins to wonder if they should be running instead of standing ready to fight.*
Lyx: "I have never quite seen such organized resistence... but I know who to blame." He points at Metal Man with a skinny, all-metal fist. It's a metallic elemental. "This is Time Coordinator Lyx. You and your realm have been cited for insurrection and illegal atrocities against the Time Cops. I am not made of weak flesh like the others... There will be no surrender. Show your arms--for the last battle this dimension will ever see."
Metal Man (GM): There's a further explosion as the portal breaks entirely, and a whole line of nearby trees crash down. Then a chunk of the Maverick Hunter base immediately crashes down into a flat pancake.
Deloth: "Holy SHIT!"
Digifanatic: *turns around to the inactive setting that was behind himself.* "Well, if someone's going to help us from out of nowhere, it better be now or very soon at the worst!"
Dragoshi: "..." *Hisses, gets into stance.*
Rinith: *draws his swords.* "Try me."
Lyx: "Come at me, by all means. It will make your deaths more merciful." He gets into stance as he snaps a finger and metallic shards fly from the wreckage, building a makeshift arena around the Questers and him.
Aribar: "I am Aribar Hunter, Protector of Whaller, archmage of lightning, and Quester. I can assure you that we shall not go down without a fight!"
Dragoshi: "This is such a pain..."
Deloth: "Alright, tin man, bring it. The only way you're going home is in pieces."
Metal Man (GM): OMEGA CRAZY BATTLE: QUESTERS VS. TIME COP COORDINATOR LYX
Rinith: "These battles are getting to be something I wish I wasn't getting used to."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx is about 8 feet tall; his arms are flexible tubes of some sort of metal. His eyes are glowing blue patterns etched into the metal.
Digifanatic: .oO(Wonder if Lyx had the same operation as Metal Man did...)
Dragoshi: "...Hmm" *Without another word, Dragoshi simply decides to strafe around Lyx and attempt to quickly blast him with the MRR before he can react.*
Metal Man (GM): It deflects off of his metal... body.
Lyx: "Your awesome weaponry is, tragically, not useful in this battle. For those who are about to be erased from time, I salute you."
Metal Man: "This is the one who started it all! You... " He looks down. "But I don't have the gun! Now what am I going to do?"
Rinith: ... "You had to be an honorable timecop."
Lyx: "You have a more or less functional device. Abandon your friends like you always do, coward."
Metal Man: "...Whatever. Whatever! I'll do what I can!" Metal Man desperately takes out his wrench and goes to try to smash Lyx in the face.
Metal Man (GM): Lyx holds up an arm, which is dented.
Dragoshi: "...That'll work nicely."
Lyx: "A pity there is only one of you."
Digifanatic: "Well, Metal Man has always had a knack for using unorthodox weapons with efficiency."
Metal Man: "Shut up!"
Metal Man (GM): *KLONG.*
Metal Man: "I'm sick of this entire Time Cop thing! It's all nonsense!"
Metal Man (GM): *Deflect.*
Lyx: "Logical nonsense, my poor, deluded foe."
Aribar thrusts Sunlight into the air and the blade gleams with the light of its namesake. Rays of light shine off of the sword and onto all of the Questers and Metal; translucent sheets of flame cover them all.* "Questers, my magical fury may be spent, but I still have protective magic!"
Digifanatic runs up towards Lyx and tries to smash in that dented arm even further, maybe even knocking it off if hit hard enough, by ramming it with his golf club...
Metal Man (GM): He deflects the attack like it is nothing.
Lyx: "Few are brave enough to fight me head on... bravo. But the forces of fear and terror are no match for the logical reality!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Man, if this were a war of words instead of a war on attacks, he'd be the most predictable opponent ever!)
Metal Man (GM): He holds out an arm at Metal Man. An incredibly powerful magnetic force builds up, then is fired at Metal Man. Metal is blown away and sent flying high into the air, before crashing down .
Deloth: "Dude, we just magicked your field troops away. Logic has nothing compared to bending the laws of the universe like a pipe cleaner."
Dragoshi: "..." *Low whistle.*
Lyx: "Star Date 208030: Target has requested to be bent into a pipe cleaner shape."
Deloth: "Technically, that would be 'straight'."
Metal Man (GM): He powers up and fires a magnetic attack at Deloth, of such degree all the metallic things on his body heat up to being warm.
Aribar looks at the impressive work done to Metal.* "Guys, on second thought, my magic may be worthless."
Metal Man (GM): Deloth takes damage. You would guess wearing a metal suit tends to make you vulnerable. He has to work on far lesser metallic implements for one such as Deloth.
Panzer stands against a corner of debris. "You there, Uranium-alloy. Where did you mine all of that for your splendid armor?"
Deloth winces slightly, but continues standing tall.
Lyx: "I formed in the earth myself and became sentient a million years ago in another dimension."
Metal Man (GM): Panzer is right there. Of course it is possible to hear her.
Panzer: "Interesting. I will have to find a source of that."
Deloth: "Nice of you to show up for this."
Lyx: "I prefer a longer fight than some of my foolish brethren believe. You are noble warriors, to be fought before you die--not meaninglessly erased!" And with that, he makes a backhand motion and a cloud of spikes fly at Aribar.
Panzer: "Show up? No. I am disproving a threat."
Lyx: "That said, you, elf, are getting in the way of my plans. Your life shall be short and painful for what you have done."
Deloth: *flatly.* "Yes, how silly of me, Panz. And what are your plans? Erasing this entire dimension for one renegade?"
Aribar attempts to roll away in a futile attempt to dodge the spikes.*
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is filled with the spikes like a pincusion. They hurt all over, is the worst part. Not so much the damage.
Lyx: "And you... you! You are an abomination! Yoshis do not mate with dragons in a sane universe!" He runs over to stomp on Dragoshi.
Panzer: "You did sell me out. That's that. Why are you fighting that alloy? It should be loved and cared for! Uranium alloy like that is nothing I have ever seen. I would give anything to make armor from it's Lovely metal."
Dragoshi: "That would mean that I had to have been born in a sane universe."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi takes damage.
Deloth: "...Panz, either help us or please go away."
Aribar: "Blast!" *The half elf takes a step back with each spike that slams into him. He fears the worst is yet to come as he recovers from his previous round of spellcasting and prepares for another, though.*
Digifanatic: "Which yours does not seem to be, Lyx."
Lyx: "Continue your futile machinations. I wish to see what makes rogues so desperate as you tough."
Dragoshi: *Gets tread on like some unlucky person's rights.*
Deloth: "Gee, you think it's the fact that we want to KEEP EXISTING, perhaps?"
Panzer: "Want me to bring you a welding rig, Deloth? Seems to be about the only useful thing next to a volcano against him."
Lyx: *Glances to Panzer.* "All is possible for Time Cops. However unless you are a part of this battle, I shall suggest you leave. It is dishonorable to interrupt a duel to the death."
Deloth darts forward and attacks Lyx's formerly-targeted arm with his usual dual sword combo.
Panzer: *She shrugs and walks off elsewhere.*
Metal Man (GM): He fakes being challenged, just barely blocking each attack.
Lyx: "Ha! Ha! Yes... you have the spirit within you... Come at me, brigand!"
Rinith: "Why some one with... "Honor" nonetheless, I refuse to simply be erased under any means because someone else thinks it should be so!"
Lyx: "To the victor goes the spoils."
Rinith runs up and leaps with a slash with one blade, and down with the other. "Even with out my own swords I will keep fighting!"
Metal Man (GM): Images of eights fly off his arm as he blocks the second attack.
Rinith: *is referencing the fact he's using plain normal weapons compaired to /everyone/ else.*
Dragoshi: *Switches to his blaster and attempts to shoot up the dent that Metal made on Lyx's arm.*
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.* *PING.* *PING.*
Lyx: "You'll only hit me once with that."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man stumbles in the distance, getting up. He is rather hard hit, and seems to be questioning whether he should try to attack or not. The energy from Red Text's portal blocker can be seen where the portal is, slowly fading out since the portal vanished.
Aribar would summon up the well of restorative magic inside of him; orbs of healing energy would fly to himself, Deloth, and Dragoshi. He then casts a Panel spell on Metal and hopes it repairs the warrior's armor. Finally, he gathers up a sickly green energy upon Sunlight's blade and thrusts the sword forth. The energy would spring forth and attempt to latch onto the Time Cop and drain his strength.
Dragoshi: *Nods in response to Ari.*
Deloth: "Thanks, Ari, I owe you one."
Aribar: *... Throw in a Counter as well; phantasms of the metal spikes are thrown outward from the archmage and attempt to imbed themselves, painfully, into the elemental.*
Metal Man (GM): Lyx appears to be drained from it, until moments later he stops it just in time.
Lyx: "A nice try, but you'll never do it as long as I'm paying attention."
Metal Man (GM): The counter is then thrown. He dodges again, the spikes barely missing.
Lyx: "Fate is against you, I am afraid."
Aribar: "If fate says that I lose, then I shall simply depend on luck!"
Digifanatic just shakes off all of the near-misses, accepting the fact that this is what the Questers have gotten themselves into, a difficult but not impossible fight. In doing so, he runs up to Lyx' Digifanatic then just shakes off all of the near-misses, accepting the fact that this is what the Questers have gotten themselves into, a difficult but not impossible fight. In doing so, he runs up to Lyx's dented arm again, trying to Fire Punch it before spinning around and firing a Light Ray to the head.
Metal Man (GM): He blocks one, only to be blinded by the Light ray.
Lyx: "You... dirty person. You twisted light for the purposes of evil!"
Digifanatic: "Evil in your head."
Lyx: "Taste my wrath!" He swings blindly.
Deloth: "Wow, saving the world is evil? Big news to me."
Lyx: "Your world is taint!"
Metal Man (GM): This is aimed at Digi.
Deloth: "Hey, *we.* rather like it."
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* Damage to Digi. A smack with his arm.
Lyx: "Do not do that again." He leaps up and tries to stomp on Aribar, Mario style.
Aribar: "Bad, heavy, metal!" *The easily squishable mage dives away from Lyx.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* He then finishes off by pointing a fist at Dragoshi. His fist glows oddly as a powerful ray of... microwave energy flies at him.
Aribar: "Metal, can you tell us anything about this guy?! Does he have any weakness?"
Metal Man: "No. I tried everything. He's unstoppable."
Metal Man (GM): Number of weapons Dragoshi has * His weapons turn red hot and burn him.
Dragoshi: *Insert agitated hiss of pain here. He's alive, but... ow.*
Deloth snarls in disgust, attacking Lyx's arm again with his blades, hoping he can actually hit this time.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. His eyes finally clear. Then, dark mist flies into the way instead.
Lyx: "...I didn't tell you to use Dark mist instead."
Deloth: "About time I managed to use that sword to its full potential..."
Rinith: "If you are so honorable, why do you wish to destroy this whole plain? With all that are innocent here?" *Strike 1, Strike 2.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, miss.
Rinith: "I won't give up."
Lyx: "Destroying a plane is my honorable duty. Nothing else can interfere."
Deloth: "And defending it is OUR honorable duty. I believe we're at an impass."
Lyx: "Brigands work in small groups, anyway... there is no chance you would think otherwise."
Dragoshi: *Doesn't even make a snappy comment and calmly continues to shoot away at the dent in Lyx's arm with the blaster s'more.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss. Hit.
Digifanatic: "Hmmm... you actually try to invite us to hit you, and I think that's working."
Metal Man: "I'm going to regret this..." He takes out a microphone. Then he realizes you are right next to him and tosses it away, getting a bullhorn instead.
Deloth covers his ears.
Digifanatic: .oO(Uhhhh ohhhhh. He's not gonna...) *covers his ears as well.*
Deloth: "Duck and cover, people!"
Digifanatic: .oO(...who am I kidding? It's Metal Man. Of COURSE he...)
Rinith: ... *looks at the others... and follows suit.*
Metal Man (GM): You need not cover your ears, as you notice it is in a cone of sound.
Dragoshi: "...fuck." *Covers ears.*
Metal Man: *Boring saxophone and piano and synth melody.* o/`"Ohhh... it's a lovely daaaay... nooothing at aaal... happening... saxophone maaaan... jaaaaaazz man... goldfish maaaan... yellow platypus maaaan... he's the 345-6324 maaaan... 1-800 carpet 1 maaaaan... there are fifty staaaates maaaaaaan... jaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh... `o."
Metal Man (GM): He continues on for a few minutes. The sheer boredom of the unimpressive synth noises and him reading names out of a phone book fatigues Lyx. But does it hit? Nope! Lyx leaps out of the way! Metal Man stops and shakes his fist. Then... he takes out four healing mushrooms!
Deloth: "...OH COME ON I MEAN SERIOUSLY."
Metal Man: "Dang! Uhhhh..." He tries to figure out which Questers are damaged the most.
Deloth uncovers his ears, looking on in disbelief.
Metal Man (GM): He hurls one mushroom into Dragoshi, healing 50 HP for him.
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man hurls another at Digi, then another at Aribar. He finishes by hurling one into Rinith. 50 HP recovered for all of them. 50. They're special.
Metal Man: "At least I did something."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx walks over.
Lyx: "Nice try."
Aribar decides to launch a wave of supportive and suppresive magic at the elemental. A glob of shimmering magic aims for the head of the elemental, hopefully sending him reeling. Then the full force of several tons of metal jumping on a scrawny mage is returned to Lyx through another spell! Another stream of green energy darts to leech strength from the Time Cop.* *Finally, weak walls of magic surround himself, Dragoshi, and Deloth.*
Metal Man (GM): Confusion fails. Jump hits. Drain hits and Aribar recovers HP, and deals damage to Lyx.
Digifanatic tries to size up the situation and simply hopes he can launch a few hits here and there... so he goes for this following sequence: Light Ray, Icy Kick, Fire Ray (Elemental Will cuz why not)...
Metal Man (GM): Yup. Hit, miss. Hit. Lyx stands, chuckling heartily.
Lyx: "Well, you aren't fools." He pivots. "But you haven't seen anything."
Aribar: "We've taken down a god before; we won't die to you!"
Lyx: "I destroy Gods in the morning, reality-altering entities in the afternoon, and plucky adventurers in the evening."
Metal Man (GM): He is suddenly surrounded by magnetic energy.
Deloth: "Yeah, screw you too."
Lyx: "Screws... what a fitting weapon."
Metal Man (GM): Hundreds, of thousands of screws form themselves out of mid air, surrounding him.
Metal Man (GM): Then he hops up, and then lands down on the ground; a small explosion results, flinging the screws, sharp ends out, at everybody! And it's undodgable! Except to Metal Man.
Digifanatic: *U can't dodge this.*
Metal Man (GM): Who doesn't dodge it. *THWACKTHWACKTHWACKTHWACKTHWACK.*
Deloth just lets his Wall soak it, hopefully.
Metal Man (GM): Everyone is filled with sharp screws . The wall reduces the damage but it pokes right through the wall.
Dragoshi: *Also lets his wall take some of the damage for him.*
Deloth lets the Wall soak some of the screws and just casually pulls the others out."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx then points his microwave attack at Dragoshi again. He does so with the accuracy of a drunken miner. Dragoshi glows violently and takes another bit of damage.
Lyx: "Fitting that your own weapons kill you."
Deloth snaps his fingers and sends three Minor Heals at Drago.
Rinith: *looks at everything.* "Here's something, Focus on me!" *KERSLASH* (then drop to defensive)
Lyx: "You are strong, but your valiance shall fade, soon enough..."
Metal Man (GM): He holds out a palm and blocks the attack.
Deloth: "Hey, if my fate is to die here, what can I do but laugh and try my best? I've lived a good life."
Lyx: "It is better that you die. For neverending life is a curse to those who possess it."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi is smelling like he got cooked in the microwave a bit. Ugh.
Deloth: "Maybe. I'd prefer not having to arm-wrestle the Reaper again, though."
Dragoshi: "..." *Just snarls, and keeps opening fire on Lyx.*
Lyx: "Once upon a time, I was like you... but then I found organization and strength in numbers. Then, finally, I became stronger than any single team. You are only my prey because if I do not destroy you now... you would do the same to me."
Metal Man (GM): Hit! He parries it in dramatic fashion.
Digifanatic: "I'm pretty sure we deduced that one by now, Lyx."
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi shoots a target in the distance and gets 10 points! ...Whoops, wrong target.
Deloth: "Strength in numbers? What the hell do you think we do after missions, go back to our own little rooms and play Chinese checkers with the voices in our heads?"
Digifanatic: *Yeah, he's just looking for any possible chance at a snarky comeback to Lyx's typical villainus arrogantus syndrome.*
Metal Man: "Your noble subtext is nothing when you senselessly destroy other realms. Especially the one I was born in. That was just a jerk-wad move."
Lyx: "You were an accident, I do not have sympathy for the way you turned it into some sort of crusade. I am not interested in such concerns."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man takes out his elephant shotgun.
Deloth: "Then we'll just have to splatter you if you're not willing to shut up and listen."
Metal Man: "Well then, these two things are just for you!" *BLAM!!!*
Metal Man (GM): The massive rounds explode into Lyx's shoulder.
Lyx: "You forfeit your life... for some lower level beings... how out of character."
Aribar expends more of his curative magic. Himself, Deloth, Digi, Dragoshi, and Rinith all get healed from that last attack.* Aribar then once more activates the very effective Counter spell; as before, images of the screws appear from the mage's wounds and return their attack upon Lyx. They are followed up with another devastating tendril of Drain energy and the mind-numbing Confusion.*
Metal Man (GM): *SCREWED.* The drain magic pings off of Lyx.
Lyx: "Curse you... Buzz... Dark... Week!"
Deloth: "Ooh, good one, Ari."
Digifanatic: *To our know-it-all annoying supervillain Lyx, I bequeath...* *A Golf Club Ram to the Head.* *Not like that.*
Metal Man (GM): Darn. I was hoping it'd fail for more hilarity. Er, *PING*, the golf club makes a PINGAS noise as it bounces off.
Panzer simply steps in, lays down her weapon, lays behind it and secures it to her shoulder, catching one of his beady blue ...Eyes? in her scope and taking a show, using AV rounds to get rid of some.
Metal Man (GM): Haw haw. Panzer makes a horribly inaccurate shot. She believes it is going to miss, but the confused Lyx turns around and gets hit in the face!
Lyx: "Bah... you... Flintrock Bubbletongue! I hiss ground squirrels at you!"
Aribar: "... It's like I'm looking at the old Metal Man!"
Panzer: "I think he called me an asshole."
Lyx: "Barracuda ice scooters! You will feel chilling tyranosaurous rex goggles on your pontifex maximus!"
Deloth: "It's like I'm looking at the TV when I'm watching a second of each commercial I flip to."
Metal Man (GM): He lurches, the confusion dulling his thoughts.
Panzer: "Watch your language, Antikythera."
Digifanatic: "And I think he made Metal look like the sanest thing this side of last dimension."
Metal Man (GM): In his confusion, instead of reinforcing the arena structure around him, he builds a statue of Metal Man out of it.
Metal Man (GM): He then powers up and tries to do something to Aribar! He is sane. So he fires... oh god. He turned on his wrist device! He's firing a time ray at Aribar!
Lyx: "Confuse me once, shame on you. Confuse me twice... impossible!"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is frozen in time. It'll be a while before he moves again.
Lyx: "Now, to... Irradiated limestone! It's sea cacti punching time!"
Metal Man (GM): He spins about wildly, threatening...
Dragoshi: "...I... what the fuck?"
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi, Aribar (who can't dodge), then falls over, threatening himself! He gets up, dusting his confused face off.
Rinith: "This is... cruel."
Lyx: "...Don't do that again, you... frozen in time rogue."
Metal Man: "I think Aribar somehow got him drunk for a moment with some aluminum champagne."
Deloth: *Oh, lookit, it's another pair of sword attacks. Not very imaginative, but it does do more damage than anything else.*
Metal Man: "When he drank, he would lose his mind and casually transfigure people into crystalline statues."
Lyx: "Good thing you will all be erased. I won't be having THAT rumor repeated again."
Metal Man (GM): He's tased. then dodges the second one.
Panzer: "You like to drink?"
Lyx: "All sane people drink a little from time to time."
Panzer: "Do you like Schnapps? I have some with me."
Rinith: "There's... no chance of dropping this battle for a drink then...?"
Lyx: "A recovery item? For me?" He makes a gesture as if to say no thanks. "Perhaps if I defeat the bulk of these vagrants and you surrender. I would never cheat in one of my battles."
Panzer: "Very well. I will save it till then."
Lyx: "I am honor-bound to avenge the fallen comrades, and the foul rumors the Time Bandit says of me. Once that is done, and this dimension is toasted into a crisp... all shall be well."
Panzer: "Let me move out of it first."
Lyx: "Do as you... will?" He stares at the giant statue. "I will ensure the elf suffers due pain for what he did to my senses."
Panzer: "Works for me."
Rinith: *Goes for a generic strike. Will use his cover ability on Aribar.*
Metal Man (GM): Okay... uhh... rolling for the strike now? He said he was going to use a generic strike first. Now that our 10 minutes has been used...
Rinith: "Don't die now, Aribar."
Aribar: *Image of Aribar standing there awkwardly.*
Dragoshi: *Just keeps on shooting away at Lyx s'more with the blaster.*
Metal Man (GM): Yeah... nothin'. He dodges the last one, but not after some bizarre irony as he is hit by the first two.
Digifanatic: "Alright, boss."
Metal Man: "This is it! You're not going to do as you please anymore! You can kill me alone, but you can't kill all of us!"
Lyx: "You said that last time."
Dragoshi: "...so. What do you have to bring to the table today, Metal? ...He's still right."
Deloth: "Yeah. I'm still voting for the man with the shotgun."
Metal Man: "Okay, uhhh..." He takes out the bullhorn again. "I believe in the heart of the smash dex! I mean... uhhh... there is no better day to die! No... Four score and three years ago... no... uhhh..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Metal, snap out of it and be serious for one round!)
Deloth: "Just KILL HIM, Metal."
Dragoshi: "...dude, just sing something nonsensical. ...In multiple languages, if you could." *Covers ears.*
Metal Man: `o We're all happy together! So happy together! Happy... happy happy joy jou! No wait, that's the wrong *record skip o/`.
Metal Man (GM): Lyx leaps out of the way... of being healed??? The Questers are all healed by the song.
Dragoshi: "...that was random."
Metal Man (GM): Then, Metal takes out three exploding radios!
Metal Man: "Die, fiend!"
Panzer: "Good job. Next time try something more sinister. Like Panzerleid."
Metal Man: "Your metallic ways won't stop me!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps... trips... Falls on his own radios... *BOOOOOM.* Damage to Metal Man.
Deloth: "I... have nothing to say, really."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar stands perfectly still.
Panzer: "Useless. And you've been evading capture this whole time? Are you sure you don't have a twin?"
Metal Man (GM): Aribar continues standing still.
Metal Man: "That move saved my butt last time."
Digifanatic: "Uh... right." *Fire Punch to the head, first of all...*
Metal Man: "But that time somebody tried to tackle me and got set on fire with me."
Metal Man (GM): *PING.*
Panzer: "You tried to blow yourself up."
Digifanatic: *Icy Kick.*
Metal Man (GM): *PONG.* There's nothing obstructing Panzer's aim, due to that last, highly confused move he did.
Panzer: She lines up another shot and fires, using a blinding tracer round of all things. Heashot kerbooms.
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Panzer: "Bird says 9um."
Lyx: "An excellent showing, but all plays come to an end. Er. Battles. Battles! I'm not that stupid."
Metal Man (GM): He glows eerily as reality begins to rend around him. His eyes turn blood red... wait a minute, this is oddly familiar.
Digifanatic: "Uhhh ohhh..."
Deloth: "...This is giving me some rather familiar vibes."
Digifanatic: "Of course the 'I'm not going down yet' phase..."
Lyx: "This realm is to be destroyed! You will be destroyed. Your friends will also be destroyed. Then destruction itself will be destroyed. Then nothingness!"
Dragoshi: "...not again."
Rinith: >=/ ...
Metal Man (GM): He glows dark and becomes surrounded by darkness, as the entire realm begins to crack. ...Then red energy flies from the ground and counteracts it!!!
Panzer: "Someone else go kamikaze him this time."
Lyx: "What? Who is this? WHERE???"
Dragoshi: "...Oh, right. I forgot this place hates reality-rending imbeciles." *Lightly bops self on head.* "A-durr."
Metal Man (GM): The energy glows. Through a crack, a red-attired Gentleman appears and tips his hat.
Red Text: '"Good day, Mr. Time Cop."'
Lyx: "Who are you? Stop this immediately!!!"
Red Text: '"I knew you were coming. So I rigged a trap. And you fell into it. A pity. My scans indicate you to be every bit as powerful as Metal Man had said."'
Lyx: "Hahaha... hahaha... you don't know me! Your past world's destruction was nothing compared to THIS!!!"
Panzer: "God. I had better things to do. Youre just now showing up? Fuck you... Fucking goof."
Metal Man (GM): He powers up, the red energy beginning to crack.
Deloth: "Hey, RT, can we go punch him now?"
Red Text: '"Just a moment."'
Metal Man (GM): The music suddenly shifts as Red Text floats into the air and a red frame appears around him. He is now in a war mech. A boxy, 20 foot tall one.
Panzer: "Red, I want his scrap. I'm not kidding."
Lyx: "What? You won't block my attack with that!"
Red Text: '"Shut up already, you're embarrassing yourself. This drama motif has gone on too long!"'
Dragoshi: "It has?"
Metal Man (GM): Lyx powers up, overwhelming the red energy.
Dragoshi: "Oh, I wasn't sure."
Metal Man (GM): He fires a massive barrage of huge silver spikes.
Aribar stands there oblivious, frozen in time.
Metal Man (GM): Red Text's mech leaps at him and tries to wrestle him down to the ground.
Dragoshi: "Hell, I was thinking of asking him for a scene change to some sort of freakin' church."
Red Text: '"You won't rip this place apart."'
Lyx: "Out of my way!"
Metal Man (GM): Lyx powers up, he tries to warp Red Text. *SHOOOMTHONK.*
Deloth just watches and wishes he had some nachos and a drink while all this was going on.
Dragoshi: "Oh! Oh! With the fanciest stained-glass windows you could imagine, of course!"
Rinith: "None of us died, thats a plus."
Metal Man (GM): Red Text warps a bit away; Lyx's device cracks violently. His super charge-up is gone.
Lyx: "What? No!!! No one should have predicted that! ...Then all I have left... is to kill all of you!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps back into battle. Uh-oh. It's the final countdown!!!
Dragoshi: "Oh! and maybe with some dramatic, overly-elegant sounding music as well. Yanno. For the sake of drama!"
Metal Man (GM): Red Text emerges from where he was sent, his mech in bits. He chuckles malevolently.
Red Text: '"You finish him off, Questers. My work is done here." *That was in red.*'
Deloth: "Thanks, man."
Dragoshi: "Understood." *Twirls blaster.*
Digifanatic: "Alrighy. Alrighty."*
Red Text: '"You believed me... so I was here to prevent him from ripping you to pieces."'
Deloth jumps at Lyx with more hawt Cuisinart action, getting weary of this. He's aiming for a pair of slices to the damn head.
Digifanatic: "And by the way, Lyx, what if you don't kill all of us?"
Lyx: "The others will go back in time... I will not be left behind!"
Digifanatic: "I mean, judging by what you've done, I don't necessarily doubt your fighting ability, but... you did set a lofty goal, I dare say."
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss.
Deloth: "Oh, SHUT UP."
Dragoshi: *Taps foot impatiently.*
Deloth: "Geez, there's nothing I hate more than an enemy who won't SHUT THE HELL UP."
Rinith: "... I don't want Lyx here dead, he has proved to us some of them fight for what they beelabe in at least."
Deloth: "Rinith, he's attempting to kill us."
Digifanatic: "And this dimension."
Rinith: "Then we knock him out."
Deloth: "No, we chop his head off."
Rinith: "Though I didn't say I /woudn't/ kill him, just that it's not something I want to do."
Deloth: "Fine. WE'LL do it."
Rinith: *Strike, and defend.*
Panzer: "Shut up and do something already."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, you don't want to, but we can certainly make you."
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is still frozen. Although he will unfreeze on his turn.
Dragoshi: *Keeps on opening fire! It's worked fine so far!*
Rinith: "I /will/ kill him I /don't/ want to =/ Read my words a bit better."
Metal Man (GM): One hit.
Metal Man: "All right, I'm going for broke. Either I do it right this time, or... I dunnoooo!" `o WE BUILT THIS CITY ON ROCK AND DROLLLL! ROLLLAHHH BA ROCK DROLLLLLL! CITY ROLLING!!! GAAAAAH! o/`
Metal Man (GM): Lyx leaps out of the way!
Deloth: "...Maybe you should switch back to the shotgun."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man then takes out a mushroom, and... stops himself before he was gonna throw it at Lyx.
Metal Man: "Bah!"
Digifanatic: .oO(I hear Raena's a master in sanity.)
Metal Man (GM): Aribar unfreezes. It's like time skipped!
Aribar: "Missed m... What just happened?"
Deloth: "Ari, he's at crisis point. KILL."
Digifanatic: "A lot of progress in our favor, just take him down!"
Deloth: "I hear a lot of things about Raena, Digi."
Digifanatic: "Ah. But at least she wouldn't be as weird as Metal is, right?"
Aribar remembers his last moments before being frozen in time. He quickly glances over over the situation and decides to pay back the Time Cop in spades.* "Elemental, never mess with a Jentanian wizard! I shall drain every last bit of life from your metal husk of a body!" Aribar then sends out six tendrils of energy to latch onto Lyx, and each one drains some of the magic and will that keeps the monster alive.*
Deloth: "Thankfully, yeah." .oO(She's cute, too... GAH! NO. BAD DEL. YOU ALREADY HAVE A GIRLFRIEND.)
Metal Man (GM): Only one works!
Digifanatic can't charge his Smash Energy... Lyx is too close to possibly screwing this fight up for the Questers to risk losing a turn... perhaps this will catch him off guard, as Digi takes a leap and tries to mow over Lyx via Aerial Takedown. "That move still hates me." *EOT.*
Panzer: ...Another shot. Yay. -.- To a weakpoint if any visible. If not, headshot.
Metal Man (GM): Whoops! He ducks.
Lyx: "Now... ...my attack will speak for me."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a concentric ring of energy around him. Reality cracks, as then suddenly cracked out dimensional energy lashes out. ...It's a dimensional storm! But will it hit? Yes. Metal leaps out of the way. That's all he can do! *SMASH* Dragoshi and Panzer take Rinith and Digi take a whopping chunk of damage. Then Aribar is defended by Rinith.
Panzer: Panzer is snoozing lightly behind her rifle for the moment.
Rinith: *whats left of him...* "That... w-was... to ...mu--" *dead.*
Deloth: "Nngh... predictable..."
Aribar: "... I won't let that be in vain, guys, I've a plan!"
Deloth then crouches, slingshots two tentacles out in front of Lyx, and uses them to zoom forward in a Razor Wing!
Metal Man (GM): Lyx is smashed into by the Razor Wing!
Deloth: *And with his momentum, he slingshots back around for another!* *screeches to a halt back with the others. "Damn, I love having these tentacles."*
Deloth: "C'mon, Drago, you can do this..."
Dragoshi: *The drill has been repeated. And by drill, I mean blaster to the face.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. Hit. Metal Man swings at Lyx. *PING.* *PING.* *SMACK*
Digifanatic: "Ari, nothing but offense! You can send him right to the brink if you have enough left!" *This is strange. Digi often considers himself a more conservative combatant, but hey, they're very close to ending this fight, it's go time...*
Aribar is virtually out of magic. He has been casting spell after spell since he woke up today. Every magical reserve in his body is tapped out; only the iron will of a Quester is keeping him going now. Electricity starts to arc around the mage as he goes back to his most elemental magic. Three white-hot bolts of electricity blast into the metallic figure.*
Digifanatic: "That's fine..."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx is full of cracks, but he stands tall.
Digifanatic: "Panzer, we've got the green light now." *And such, Digi sends a pair of Light Rays straight into Lyx's face for starters...* "He's too persistent..." *retreats back, scoffing at himself...*
Panzer: "Why are you talking to me about it?"
Digifanatic: "Because that's the way it's been flowing..."
Panzer: She simly adjust her aim slightly and goes to blow one of those eyes out, waiting for him to be distracted and all that crap.
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Digifanatic: "I knew you had it in ya, Panz!"
Panzer: "Suck my particle accelerator."
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Deloth restrains a laugh and watches the results of Panz's shot.
Metal Man (GM): He stands strong, the power healing all the cracks into him.
Deloth: "...Oh, come ON..."
Lyx: "Nice job, but you're going to die now. This was all a little game so I could entertain myself."
Digifanatic: *muttering to self.* "Well, I can't say I didn't expect it, but I was hoping it wouldn't happen..."
Aribar: "You... You lie!"
Lyx: "Now watch as I destroy the world."
Panzer: "Want that Schnapps now?"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up. The entire world starts to buckle. He reaches out to accept Panzer's offer.
Deloth: "NO! I'm not going to let this happen!" *tries one last futile charge at Lyx.*
Panzer tosses him her flask. Its got her old reserves in it. Potent stuff.
Metal Man (GM): A wall blocks Deloth.
Lyx: "Oh please. You never stood a chance any way."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx goes to grab it and looks at Metal Man.
Deloth frustratedly reels back and delivers a kick to the wall.
Rinith ... lays there, hes dead jim.
Lyx: "You were a trickster... but tricksters never win against the right man."
Metal Man (GM): Then his arm flies off.
Lyx: "...That was unexpected."
Metal Man (GM): He picks it up and looks at all of you.
Deloth: "...Wasn't me."
Lyx: "I guess you did do some damage."
Aribar: "Perhaps all of our attacks finally caught up with you!"
Lyx: "Well... then..." He puts his remaining hand to his chin.
Panzer: "Drink up incase something else happens."
Lyx: "Let's call it a draw. He... doesn't have a device to continue his time banditry with. I don't have my good world-destroyin' arm in order."
Deloth: "Grrrr... you lost! Admit it!"
Panzer took out another flask and holds it for a toast. "Cheers."
Digifanatic: "And look at you whining."
Lyx: "We'll erase this world... from our map."
Digifanatic: .oO(He's bluffing somewhere, Deloth...)
Aribar: "Why should we believe you?"
Dragoshi: "...And we should believe you why?"
Deloth tries getting a scan of Lyx's mind while he talks...
Lyx: *He drinks the drink and then when he's done, hands his arm to Aribar.* "You ripped my freaking arm off."
Panzer: "Be nice. He seems like a cool person."
Dragoshi: "Sucks to be you."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, his right arm.
Deloth: *Also, any scan results?*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth detects a 'Dang it, forget this mess' signal.
Deloth: "I... don't think he's bluffing, guys."
Aribar: "... True." *The mage... Takes the arm if the elemental allows him. If for nothing else than to keep him from using it against them.*
Lyx: "I will blame Ael for this, and then... we shall leave and not come back."
Panzer: "Well. If nothing else, Ill be going home. Something important is going to be going on soon. And if I am here when Signas comes back, he will kill me."
Aribar: "This world will never be bothered by Time Cops again? No higher forces? No vengeful escaped Ael?"
Deloth: "What happened to that little screwball, anyways? He vanished while we were negotiating with him."
Panzer: "Ari, I liked Ael. Licks seems interesting too. You scare away people that I might become friends with."
Lyx: "Of course, I will get another arm..." He looks to Aribar. "Ael... Ael..."
Metal Man (GM): Lyx shakes his head.
Aribar: "We also killed Pandora. Did you like her, Panzer?"
Panzer: "No. She was a bitch, I'll give you that one."
Lyx: "Ael is a mystery. We might send him here to dispose of him. If so... just know he's much weaker than I."
Panzer: "Ael gives me cookies."
Aribar: "... If I may ask, when would he be sent here if that does turn out to be his fate?"
Lyx: "Pandora? That was a new recruit. We always test them... " He looks to Metal Man. "We can resume our feud when you're tired of this world. Well, we'll give you a nice card, and his coordinates. We always do like a good fight."
Aribar: "I see."
Deloth: "...I don't suppose you'd be interested in our Stadium battles, then."
Panzer: "Lyx, if you ever want to come back and kill things, pick on these guys somewhere else."
Digifanatic: *to Deloth.* "Well, I'd give him the edge over Megaton Fighter, we'll put it that way..."
Lyx: "I might visit a match."
Deloth: *nodding.* "So. We officially have a truce?" *holds out his left hand.*
Lyx: "We have a truce. There is one person above me, but... he's not relevant."
Deloth: "What if HE takes exception?"
Panzer turns, gets on her bike and leaves to go home.
Digifanatic: "And who is that one person?"
Aribar mutters under his breath, "What about the superiors you don't know about?"
Lyx: "And I... ugh." He nearly falls over. "I am too tired for this. You'll have to ask that man." He points at Metal Man, then falls over, warping out.
Deloth: "...Well." *puts his hand back down.* "What about it, Mets?"
Aribar: "You know, he had the right idea." *The mage collapses to his knees. He's tired out.*
Deloth: "...Why fight a bad idea." *sits down.*
Metal Man: "I'll tell you in a moment." *Cracks his neck into place.* "Bleh."
Digifanatic runs his hands through his hair a few times, trying to get a grasp on Lyx's sudden change of heart and all... "Another strange day."
Metal Man: "There's some person atop the hierarchy. He sits around making pronouncements. I don't know what he does... Anyway, you rest, and I'll..." Metal Man falls over and falls asleep.
Digifanatic: "Do you ever want to know? ...well, we're not getting that answered..."
Digifanatic: "Should we haul Metal Man onto the ship and fly him back to our base?"
Aribar: "This seems like a good place to sleep."
Deloth calmly gets up and walks over to where Lyx was standing, crouching down and pulling away some of the grass.
Digifanatic: *walks over to Deloth's area.* "What are you trying to figure out?"
Deloth: "Wondering about something."
Aribar: "Guys, one thing before I fall asleep."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Ari?"
Deloth heals himself up a bit. "Yeah?"
Aribar: "The next chance we get, we are going to the moon and looting Ael's base. Assuming it wasn't teleported away with him, there should be some very nice toys up there."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers may go to HQ or whatever.
Aribar: "Now, good night." *He falls alseep.*
Digifanatic: "...Ari, that's completely unlike you."
Aribar starts snoring. And muttering about spellbooks that don't sap his wallet.
Deloth: "Hey, Digi, could you back up just a bit?"
Digifanatic: *takes a few steps back.* "Guess Aribar's not as guilty about stealing things as he used to be."
Deloth focuses, shutting his eyes again... and it's another homunculus! This time, however, it's what appears to be a small plushie lion, standing on its rear legs and with a paintbrush-like tail, dripping with color.
Digifanatic: "I think you got it right..."
Deloth: *Which immediately runs over to the patch Del cleared out and starts quickly painting something.*
Digifanatic: "Not sure but, you can open your eyes now."
Deloth: "...All done?" *picks up the lion, setting it on his shoulder.*
Digifanatic tries to study the painting to see what the lion's done...
Deloth: *And now, where there was only a dirt patch before, there is now, in graffiti-style lettering, "RAGTAG BUNCH OF MISFITS VERSUS DIMENSIONAL POLICE: WE'LL CALL IT A TIE. Remind me to keep that spot mowed."
Digifanatic: *reads the lettering.* "Where is a camera when you need it? Oh well, I'm sure the newspapers will find it sometime."
Deloth: "So. Also, I'd like to introduce you to Doodle, master of painting and drawing. And slapping people and turning them plaid." *homunculus gives a grin full of plushie teeth.*
Digifanatic: "Doodle and Flaredrake, alright."
Deloth: "Heck, I could give the ship a paintjob in four minutes flat with this little guy."
Digifanatic: "Nah, it's alright. Nothing like a few battle scars here and there as long as it's only cosmetic."
Deloth: "He could do those too, y'know."
Digifanatic: "Heh, I think we can leave the ship the way it is." *starts walking back to the airship, with all of the other inactive/dead Questers loaded--he won't judge whether or not Metal Man will go in the ship.* "Good time as any to head back, I guess."
Deloth: "Sounds good, I need a long shower."
Digifanatic: "Ah..." *starts driving the ship back to HQ.*
Deloth takes his usual seat, Doodle comfortably resting on his shoulder and looking around quite a bit.
Digifanatic: "And now we wonder again, now what? If the Neo Repliforce/GUN thing is on hold, maybe we could finally arrange our second event or something. I was waiting for all this to end..."
Deloth: "Whatever our second event's gonna be, we need to rest beforehand. I used up about half of my magic stock in that one fight." *finds a piece of paper, hands it to Doodle, and points to Digi.* "Draw him. That'll keep you occupied for a while."
Digifanatic: *turns to face Doodle as he keeps the airship's autopilot on.*
Rinith: *someone got his body, right?*
Deloth: *Doodle squeals and starts busily painting on the paper happily.* "...It's surprisingly relaxing not to have to keep him from setting things on fire."
Digifanatic: "I see."
Deloth: "'Course, I'm not too sure if he'd be a good battle partner."
Digifanatic: "Probably a distraction if anything."
Deloth: *Doodle flips the paper over, draws a large 'NO', shows it to Del, then goes back to painting.*
Digifanatic: *takes a look at Doodle's picture.* "Well, whatever he lacks in voice, he still knows how to express himself. And I say he's got the figure about right."
Deloth: *Said picture is... very good, actually. About as good as you'd expect a talented artist to be.* "I figure that even without any good damage capabilities, he can still help us out by sketching down runes, pictures, aerial views, stuff like that."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. You know, I just realized something..."
Deloth: "Remind me to grab a notebook from HQ to keep with my stuff... hm?"
Digifanatic: "NONE of us ever really broke out into any of our crazy moves, and only one of us got sent out cold. Pretty impressive little job, what do you think?"
Deloth: "What can I say, we lucked out. Mostly." *looks over at Rinith.* "I dunno, maybe this means we need to tone it down some--HEY. No painting on me." *carefully moves Doodle away from a shoulder now adorned with yellow zig-zags.*
Digifanatic: "Hmm... would Doodle mind if I took that picture and put it up in my room?"
Digifanatic: "Oh, thanks then."
Deloth: "We got any more paper? He wants to keep drawing."
Digifanatic: "I don't know, but if we don't, is there like something you can do to just sorta let him retreat or something, like when Natalie recalls Raena?"
Deloth: "I don't think so. Not until his summoning period runs out, which is usually midnight."
Digifanatic: "Yeeeeahhhh... I'm not sure if it'd be a good idea to just let him out and roam the HQ when we're all asleep... I'd hate to be someone like Julian and wake up with whatever on my face. Ink or paint or whatever he finds..."
Deloth: "Finds? According to my crispified notes, he makes his own paint."
Digifanatic: "Oh wow."
Deloth: "Besides, I have a feeling that if I handed him a sketchpad and left him alone for a few hours, we'd probably have complete blueprints before too long."
Digifanatic: "Probably. If there was only a way to summon paper, ya know?"
Deloth: "Eh. I found one or two waste sheets here, so hopefully that'll hold him until we get back to HQ."
Deloth: "In the meantime, I might stretch out on the seats and try to catch a few Zs. Wake me when we get there."
Digifanatic: "I see."
Deloth: *Del peels the mask off of his face, lies down, and is out within seconds. Gee, he WAS tired.* *Doodle, meanwhile, takes the paper and runs off to do more drawings of Questers. Apparently he's a portrait fanatic.*