Super Smash Quest² - Story - Chapter 9: The Borne Idiocy
Date: October 12th, 2008.
Metal Man (GM): The group is now going into the city to stop Commander Borne. They're on the outskirts. A few trees here, then an open area by the entrance. It's guarded by two men with machineguns. There's a number of buildings around, and no real fence... Some buildings have open windows. It's an overcast day... a bit muggy.
Aribarhobbles on behind the others. He is up and about after their defeat, but the elf isn't up to his full strength yet...
Metal Man (GM): The objective is to get into the GUN building, which is just ahead. The Questers have been near it before. Most of them.
Gibby ponders how best to get inside the building.
Aribar looks towards the others. They know more about why they're here than he does. The mage will follow their lead.
Metal Man (GM): The GUN agent who dropped the Questers off has driven off. He's on a separate mission. The GUN building is a bit down the street.
Keikyoku looks around for some sewers or something.
Dragoshi: *Just stands there and waits...*
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "I thought we were going to on kill mode unless Kei has an idea."
Aribar: "Whatever you decide to do, I would like to remind all of you that we barely escaped our last encounter with GUN... Of course, that was against giant monstrosities, not normal soldiers..."
Gibby: "I believe the last time we were on kill mode we wound up being beaten to a pulp."
Dragoshi: "Yeaaa... But that was against mechs."
Gibby: "Still... I'd rather not risk it."
Aribar: "What is our goal right now? To stop that Commander Borne, right? It may be a good idea to save our strength for the fight against him..."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku stares off into the distance... maybe he's looking for something... or maybe he remembered he left the stove on somewhere far away.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, we're essentially looking to beat up the psycho."
Metal Man (GM): The GUN soldiers don't look so tough. But there are more in the distance. And it's clear they mean business.
Gibby also gets the idea of looking for a sewer system.
Dragoshi: *As does Dragoshi, seeing that the group's erring on the side of caution, so...*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby finds no out-of-town sewers. On the other hand, he easily finds... a water access panel.
Digifanatic: *might as well go for the sewers as well.*
Metal Man (GM): It's just in front of the outermost sidewalk.
Gibby: "Hey look..."
Metal Man (GM): One could potentially sneak to it, but the guards are near it.
Gibby goes over to the water access panel.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi would see it.
Aribar looks over to where Gibby is going... The half-elf doesn't follow since he isn't quite as stealthy as the Kirby is.
Digifanatic: *tries to take a distant glance at what Gibby's pointing out--obviously trying to not be obvious to the guards.*
Metal Man (GM): Gibby sneaks over easily. The old, rusty water panel apparently leads into the sewers... ...or somewhere. The grate is heavy; the soldiers are nearby.
Gibby: "Hmm... this could be useful."
Keikyoku sneaks over to Gibby to help with the grate.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku has no trouble going there.. The grate is heavy and blocking the way down, but at the same time one must be careful. The guards are very close by.
Keikyoku quietly yanks on the grate.
Gibby looks out for the guards while Kei pulls on the grate.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby looks at the guards to make sure they don't hear... One of them looks around, but Keikyoku opens it safely. It leads into a storm drain tunnel. A little cramped... but, eh. It's a way in.
Keikyoku crawls down the grate.
Digifanatic tries to quietly run towards the tunnel and climb down.
Dragoshi: *Also tries to quietly follow behind as well.* >_>
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi runs on in without a problem.
Aribar tries to quietly follow the others as well.
Metal Man (GM): Aribar is slow but stealthy. The guards, luckily, see nothing.
Gibby makes sure everyone else is inside before quickly entering himself.
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets in despite loudly kicking a rock on his way in.
Gibby closes the cover, hoping it doesn't make too much noise.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby has no problem.
Gibby: "Alright, we're in."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers are in the storm drains. This network goes two ways: straight ahead, or to the left... they're in a grid pattern.
Keikyoku leads the way down the tunnel trying not to make a bunch of noise.
Gibby: "Anyone good with directions?"
Aribar: "I hope you people have a better intuition of direction than I do." *Aribar continues onward.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku begins going straight ahead...
Digifanatic: *follows Kei.*
Gibby gets a bad feeling in his stomach.
Keikyoku tries to remember how far ahead the building was.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers move straight down the sewer drain... now they can go left or straight ahead. The building wasn't too far inside. One could see it even from the outskirts. Well, from the entrance, yes... on the left side of the street. The grate the Questers entered was more towards the right side of the street.
Gibby: "I hope you know where we're going, Kei."
Deloth heads left.
Dragoshi: *Follows behind Del. A-yep...*
Trigger follows behind Deloth.
Gibby: "Del, where are you going?"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth goes left...
Deloth: "Either towards our destination or into a pit of sewer alligators."
Keikyoku goes straight one more, then turns left.
Metal Man (GM): There's immediately another intersection...
Gibby sighs and follows Del.
Metal Man (GM): ...And there is Keikyoku just one section ahead... both of the Questers are right next to the area where the building should be...
Gibby: "Knowing us, we'll run into robotic alligators."
Aribar follows Keikyoku.
Metal Man (GM): There's only one storm drain, between the both of them... and a badly damaged water access plate above it. There's a ladder to it. Easily reachable. It's... stuck shut, though.
Deloth steps up to the plate (har) and starts pushing with both arms.
Digifanatic: "We might need to use a move that's got some upward oomph to it."
Metal Man (GM): It's made of concrete.
Keikyoku has an uppercut.
Deloth: "I could use a Light Pillar, but that's not exactly stealthy."
Gibby: "But we don't want to cause a scene."
Aribar: "I could possibly blast it with a Wind Blast, but..."
Trigger: "I got nothing."
Metal Man (GM): It's too bent up for Deloth to push away.
Keikyoku climbs up to the grate and tries using his spiked gloves to dig away the concrete around it.
Deloth: "I could possibly do a handstand on the ladder to give it a kick."
Digifanatic: "Might work--just don't lose your balance or your grip."
Deloth: "With four additional arms?"
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku begins digging.
Keikyoku starts to try and dig at the concrete, it's quieter then a kick.
Digifanatic: "Oh, right."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku gets... ...a small hole... ...before he realizes a problem. If he digs too much, the ceiling will collapse. The hole is about the size of a tennis ball. Cracks are all around it. One can peek outside and see more GUN soldiers... 3-4 of them milling around topside.
Keikyoku tries to ease the panel open now.
Deloth: "Before I do this, any possible reasons that I'm being incredibly boneheaded?"
Metal Man (GM): The hole has released some of the pressure on the plate. It is easily moved now.
Gibby: "I could name a few."
Metal Man (GM): One can now get up and out... however. The plate's right in the open, so if one exits, they'll be easily seen. It's about 5 feet before any good cover, and GUN men are wandering around topside.
Deloth: "...Where's Snake when you need him?"
Gibby looks around the sewer. He hoped there weren't any snakes around.
Trigger: "What's he gonna do, taking everyone out and cause more of a scene then us just running for our lives?"
Keikyoku grabs a piece of concrete from the hole and throws it in the opposite direction from the nearest cover.
Digifanatic: *muttering.* "Yeah, really..."
Metal Man (GM): No snakes, only a tiny bit of water...
Keikyoku grabs a piece of concrete from the hole and throws it in the opposite direction from the nearest cover.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers hear concrete fly...
Deloth swings down from the ladder and ducks out of the way of the hole, ASAP!
Keikyoku: *whispering.* "Take the bait."
Deloth: *hissing.* "Get out of sight range, everyone!"
Digifanatic, having not climbed up yet, hopefully has a better chance of being out of sight.
Metal Man (GM): ...One of them walks into a lamp pole.
Dragoshi: *Already out of sight range.* :x
Metal Man (GM): The other two run directly at the rock, not thinking as to where it came from.
Guard: "What's with the flying rocks?"
Guard 2: "I dunno."
Metal Man (GM): They sit there and stare at the piece of concrete.
Deloth blinks for a second before swinging back up and racing for cover.
Trigger: *mutters.* "What's with the brainless guards?"
Guard 3: "Ow! I bent my folder containing valuable time shares!"
Gibby: "Now or never."
Keikyoku quietly climbs up out of the hole and sneaks past the guards to the cover.
Gibby follows Kei to cover.
Aribar quickly follows the others.*
Dragoshi: *Does the same...* .oO(Too easy...)
Trigger quietly races for cover after climbing out of the hole.
Digifanatic: *goes for it.*
Metal Man (GM): The man who hit the lamp post turns around, then crashes into it again. Backwards.
Trigger watches and holds in his laughter.
Metal Man (GM): The two others spot Digi, because Digi steps on a rock and trips.
Keikyoku quietly snickers behind the cover.
Guard: "Huh... who're you?"
Guard 2: Yeah... you seem awful familiar..."
Metal Man (GM): They stare at Digi.
Guard 3: "Not my valuable Rolexxx!"
Trigger: *whispers to the others.* "Wow, this is some funny crap..."
Digifanatic: "Familiar? Wrong guy, I guess."
Metal Man (GM): Digi's lie works just fine. Especially since the other guard drops his pocket watch on the ground. They stop paying attention to him.
Gibby: "How can anyone be that stupid?"
Metal Man (GM): This leaves the entrance...
Trigger: "...By failing preschool."
Digifanatic casually walks in the general direction towards the others, and the entrance of the GUN building.
Gibby shakes his head.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers remember that Hale told them to find some secret buttons near the entrance to enter. It's locked.
Deloth: *whispering.* "I've never been one for searches... want me to act as lookout?"
Trigger: "Yeah, and I'll help."
Aribar tries to look about for some of these shiny buttons...
Keikyoku searches for the buttons.
Digifanatic: *Is another lookout.*
Aribar can't find anything.
Metal Man (GM): Digi detects a fine ad for 'Dr. Shoe's Ultra Shoe cleaner.' The searching people feel around the door. Trigger, then Keikyoku bump into a panel on the side. The door opens right on up.
Trigger: "Heh, yay for teamwork."
Dragoshi: "Good job, you two."
Digifanatic: *cautiously walks towards the door.*
Trigger follows slowly behind Digi.
Deloth crouches and walks in to the new passageway.
Keikyoku blushes a tiny bit but it is barely visible due to the fur covering his face.
Aribar does his standard follow act.
Keikyoku cautiously peeks around the corner before going into the hallway.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make their way on into the building... they find a strange scene. Nobody is inside... nobody at all. A single order sheet sits on the ground.
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Weird."
Gibby walks over to the sheet.
Deloth: *whispering.* "Ten coins on it being a trap?"
Trigger walks over to the sheet as well.
Gibby: "Wonder what this is."
Dragoshi: *Just waits and watches while Trig and Gibby walk over to the sheet... a-yep.*
Metal Man (GM): It's face down...
Gibby picks it up.
Trigger: "What is it Gibby?"
Metal Man (GM): It says 'All Units: Defend city. Civilians: Evacuate.'
Gibby: "All Units: Defend city. Civilians: Evacuate."
Metal Man (GM): The Questers see the elevator... it has a call button.
Keikyoku starts walking further down the hall. Then he presses the button.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, definitely a bit strange."
Trigger: "Was GUN expecting some kind of attack?"
Metal Man (GM): The elevator begins coming up...
Gibby keeps hold of the piece of paper and walks over to the elevator.
Aribar prepares to be elevated.
Trigger walks to the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator opens.
Digifanatic: *heads for the elevator.*
Gibby steps inside.
Metal Man (GM): It has buttons, 1-99. It also has a telephone button, and an 'emergency police' button.
Gibby: "Top floor?"
Deloth heads into the elevator. "Dunno. Where's the bunker?"
Metal Man (GM): The floor numbers are only 1-99...
Trigger steps inside.
Gibby points to the telephone button.
Keikyoku presses 99.
Dragoshi: "We're supposed to go to the basement..."
Aribar follows Trigger inside. "Up to you guys..."
Gibby: "Maybe we could call in and ask... or just press a random button."
Metal Man (GM): The elevator begins going up. 'FLOOR 99 - New Accounts.'
Digifanatic: "Yeah... I'm pretty sure we were supposed to go to the bottom..."
Keikyoku presses 1 then.
Metal Man (GM): It's a fast elevator... it hits 99.
Deloth steps to the side of the doors and flattens himself against the wall. Just in case.
Metal Man (GM): DING... ...it shuts and goes down. DING... the Questers are now on the floor they entered the elevator from. They would swear there's no stairs going down either... Only up.
Gibby: "Guess there's no basement."
Keikyoku presses 81 then.
Metal Man (GM): DING! The Questers see... empty cubicles. Nothing more menacing than an empty cup of coffee.
Gibby: "Nothing here."
Metal Man (GM): Computers left on... word processing programs... junk mail... GUN coffee cup...
Keikyoku: "What floor should I push?"
Gibby: "Hey, if we check one of the computers, maybe it'll say what floor the bunker is."
Digifanatic: "Okay, okay, hang on..."
Aribar: "It is a possibility, Gibby..."
Trigger: "What's this, GUN Customer Support offices?"
Keikyoku grabs a coffee cup.
Dragoshi: *Just waits and stuff...*
Gibby steps out.
Digifanatic: "I bet the no basement thing is probably either some hidden elevator or stairwell that we probably have to hack into or something."
Keikyoku grabs a coffee cup.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku has obtained: GUN Coffee Cup.
Trigger steps out.
Keikyoku looks for anything else that he can grab.
Gibby walks over to the nearest computer that's turned on.
Metal Man (GM): Red staplers... Chairs... Post-it notes...
Digifanatic: "Some four-digit code or key we need to obtain and then find something else..."
Metal Man (GM): Old donuts... Indoor plants...
Trigger walks over to the post-it notes and grabs a handful.
Metal Man (GM): The computer is currently set to some sort of video game.
Keikyoku steals a stapler then eats a donut.
Metal Man (GM): 'World of Wobbling'... a bunch of walking bowling ball pins.
Keikyoku runs over and plays the video game.
Deloth: "...That's the stupidest game I've ever seen."
Gibby: "GAH!" *gets run over by Kei.* @_@
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku begins mastering how to use hordes of bowling ball pins to set giant bowling alleys on fire.
Trigger: "Whoa, what's wrong Gibby?"
Deloth: "...'Course, sometimes it feels like my whole existence is some kind of screwy game subplot."
Metal Man (GM): It's not a weapon, but it's called 'GUN Stapler' and has 25 staples inside it.
Deloth rolls his eyes. "But I digress."
Gibby: "I just got hit by a run-a-way Kei."
Trigger: "...I bet that didn't feel too comfortable."
Metal Man (GM): There's more than one computer if anyone is curious.
Gibby: "Not at all..."
Trigger checks out the other computer.
Gibby walks over to another computer as he holds his head.
Dragoshi: "Can we please stop messing around, though." *Tries to look for any not-so-obvious hidden stuffz among this office of normalcy.*
Metal Man (GM): The others see a Word application. It's a memo. About a retirement party. Next week at 2 PM. Bring donuts.
Digifanatic: *checks another computer.*
Keikyoku quits the game and looks for anything incriminating on the computer.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi finds nothing of interest.
Trigger: "Hmmm, I found something about a retirement party... and I think the donuts are somewhere in here."
Aribar just stands aside... The others are doing investigations, and he isn't too good with computers.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku discovers this person spends 99% of their time playing video games, instead of working. Gibby finds... internet browsers... nothing.
Keikyoku tries to find out the guy's name.
Metal Man (GM): 'Ed Boffle.'
Deloth steps back into the elevator and waits.
Metal Man (GM): That's the name of the user. His nickname in the games he plays happen to be... 'UB3HR_K1LL3HR.' Digi finds all manner of stories on this computer. Why did this person sign up for GUN in the first place? Here they are, writing a story about a king who has to destroy an immortal knight made out of cursed obsidian.
Keikyoku grabs some post its, a pen, and looks for the manager's desk.
Digifanatic: "Bah." *heads back to the elevator.* "Back to the ground floor, folks?"
Metal Man (GM): Pages and pages of this... nothing else. Keikyoku doesn't find the desk on this floor, but he does have a GUN Pen now.
Gibby searches the desks for perhaps a building floor directory or something listing the floor names.
Aribar: "Either that or we try the telephone like Gbby suggested..."
Trigger grabs a pen from the computer desk and heads back to the others.
Metal Man (GM): Aha! Gibby sees... 1-99 on the directory. Nothing else. Although there's a big blank space on this map of the building. Like somebody just blanked out everything below floor 1.
Gibby takes the map and walks over to the others. "What do you guys make of this?"
Deloth starts looking at the floor of the elevator for hidden hatches.
Metal Man (GM): The map shows the manager's office is on floor 88.
Keikyoku grabs another donut and heads for the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth finds one obvious hatch. It goes to the top of the elevator.
Trigger takes a look at the map.
Deloth: "Hey, guys, I have a possible idea..."
Keikyoku pushes 88.
Dragoshi: *Looks at the map.* "Simple. Either someone was hilariously lazy... Or someone's tampering with the maps."
Deloth starts climbing up to the hatch and pops it open.
Metal Man (GM): It goes on up and opens, showing a large office, and a desk somebody's been sitting at a lot. The chair's almost worn out. There's containers of brandy on the desk, emptied. In fact, there's a half-empty glass of brandy sitting on the table. There's notes showing 'record... cost overruns.'
Keikyoku snatches the brandy.
Metal Man (GM): That's only part of them.
Digifanatic heads out and takes a look, opening some desk drawers.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku: Office supply bandit.
Gibby steps out and looks around.
Metal Man (GM): Digi opens the drawers in a random away, and a secret drawer pops open. The imprint of an ancient relic is inside there. There's a note inside.
Gibby: "Nice office."
Deloth climbs on top of the elevator. He looks for space to the sides of it in the shaft.
Metal Man (GM): 'Sorry, had to steal this for large expedition -- Rouge.' Inside the other drawers: Rare wines and... ...a bag full of rings. Deloth looks outside of the elevator and finds some space on the sides... the shaft looks EXTREMELY long, though. Meanwhile, the papers atop the desk also say stuff.
Keikyoku steals the alcohol.
Digifanatic: *reads the note.*
Keikyoku takes the rings too.
Metal Man (GM): 'Subterranean project costs way too much... must close this project.'
Deloth chews on his lip for a second, idea forming... "Hey, guys?"
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku grabs the bag. It will be shared, but he can't seem to get it open.
Digifanatic: *and takes a look at the imprint.* "Yeah?"
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku gets: Administrator Booze.
Deloth: "I have an idea here. Head down to floor two."
Deloth climbs back into the elevator proper.
Trigger walks back into the elevator.
Dragoshi: "...Alright then." *Has still been in the elevator. A-yep.*
Deloth: "There's space to the sides of the shaft. We can climb down past floor one and see what's below it."
Gibby: "Alright." *enters the elevator.*
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku is burdened slightly by all the things he stole. He'll have to limit further stolen items. Or trade out what he keeps and what he doesn't.
Keikyoku writes on a post-it: 'Ed boffle is a bafoon who just plays video games all day and looks at pornographic material during the work day' and sticks it to the manager's desk. Then he sticks all of the post-its in a design on the elevator ceiling.
Metal Man (GM): The imprint is the shape of a small stick with letters on it. It seems unimportant.
Digifanatic: *back in the elevator.*
Deloth casually rips the notes off to get access to the hatch again.
Gibby: "Want me to carry something for you, Kei?"
Deloth then hits the button for floor 2.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator starts going down.
Keikyoku: "No, I'm fine, but here." He hands Gibby his coffee mug, now full of brandy.
Gibby takes the mug, and looks down at the brandy. "What's this?"
Gibby takes a sip.
Trigger: "I thought those brandy bottles were empty?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby has acquired: Coffee Mug filled with Coffee-flavored Booze.
Metal Man (GM): It tastes extremely strange.
Gibby: "This tastes funny." *drinks a little more.*
Metal Man (GM): The elevator hits floor 2.
Trigger: "I wouldn't overdo it if I were you Gibby."
Deloth climbs back out of the hatch and looks down at the shaft.
Metal Man (GM): Reality starts to blur... for Gibby... but he can move faster.
Gibby: "Woah! Thisstufftastesgreatnowthisisfantastic!"
Digifanatic: "Not this again..."
Gibby finishes up the cup.
Trigger: "...Oh jesus."
Keikyoku takes the now empty cup back and takes a sip of the Administrator booze, not the brandy.
Gibby takes out his sword.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby devours it all before Keikyoku can do that. He's now out of booze.
Gibby: "Alright, lets go! Lets fightfightfight!"
Trigger: "Hey... oh snap."
Gibby hops up and down.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth see the shaft goes down... Very far down.
Aribar: "... I... Don't know what to say except that I'm glad that he's on our side..."
Dragoshi: "...this ain't gonna be pretty."
Digifanatic: "Anyone got a roll a duct tape?"
Trigger: "So much for trying the booze."
Metal Man (GM): Like... over 20 stories below floor 1.
Gibby starts slashing at the air.
Deloth: "Hrm." *looks at the walls for emergency ladders.*
Digifanatic: "Again, they don't want the general public to know about it."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby now thinks he is an elven superhero... who must find Cmdr Borne by singing a Disneyesque song.
Trigger cautiously looks at Gibby then back to the others. "Umm, what are we gonna do about Mr. drunktactular over here?"
Gibby leaps into the air.
Metal Man (GM): There is one emergency ladder. It goes down very far.
Gibby: "IIIIITS A SMALL WORLD AFFFTER ALL!"
Dragoshi: "Leave him here...? He might compromise the stealth part of this whole thing..."
Trigger: "...It's gonna be one of those days now... I can feel it."
Gibby: "IIITS A SMALL, SMALL WORLD! WOOOOO!!!"
Keikyoku throws the empty bottle of brandy down the shaft.
Aribar: "We quickly find Borne and lock the two of them into a room together."
Gibby: "Come on guys, sing along!"
Metal Man (GM): The bottle falls a very... very long way down.
Dragoshi: "...But we need Borne alive. Yanno, to capture him and stuff."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone hears it smash a few minutes later.
Gibby leaps on Ari's head.
Metal Man (GM): Very faintly.
Gibby: "Sing me a story, captain!"
Dragoshi: "...either that or have him run away, screaming. Either or."
Metal Man (GM): It's almost like there's as many floors up as there is down.
Keikyoku: "Well thats a long way down."
Trigger: "Speaking of being drunk and disorderly, mind if I try some of that admin booze? I'm not gonna go overboard like Gibby, trust me."
Keikyoku lets Trigger have the first sip of the next bottle of booze.
Trigger takes a sip.
Digifanatic: "I'm not going there."
Gibby then leaps off of Ari and lands on Trigger.
Metal Man (GM): The admin booze is in better shape than the stuff Gibby drank... which was a tad stale.
Gibby: "What 'chu talkin' about, Trigs?!"
Deloth carefully grabs the ladder and starts climbing down.
Aribar stands still, worried about having a ticking timebombkirby on his head.
Trigger catches Gibby.
Keikyoku snatches his booze back quick like.
Deloth: *muttering.* "I'm the only sane man left..."
Trigger: 0_0 "What the hell are you doing?"
Gibby hugs Trigger's face. "I'm feeling the love!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth going down... 99 stories?
Trigger: "By the way, Kei... yeah Gibby, knock it off please."
Keikyoku: "I don't want Mr. Hyper Gibby getting all the booze."
Gibby: "But... I love you!" ;_;
Deloth: "..." *groan.*
Trigger: "As I was saying, it tastes okay, a bit on the stale side though."
Digifanatic: "Deloth, we don't know if we have to go all the way down!" *Looks to see if another elevator could fit in here.*
Keikyoku starts climbing down the ladder.
Deloth: "It's a BUNKER. It HAS to be underground."
Gibby falls off of Trig and spins around in a circle a few times.
Metal Man (GM): No, there is only this elevator.
Trigger follows after Kei. "Hey Keikyoku, don't get into any trouble if you stay behind, okay?"
Keikyoku changes his mind and starts looking in the elevator for a secret panel.
Metal Man (GM): Going down will get you there... in a very long while... if one uses the ladder.
Gibby: "OH I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING!!"
Digifanatic follows Kei's lead.
Gibby runs after the others.
Deloth sighs and climbs back into the elevator.
Metal Man (GM): The elevator only has 1-99, and... telephone... and... call police.
Digifanatic: "Hmm... let's look for another elevator, or at least a stairwell."
Keikyoku starts searching for a secret panel.
Trigger helps with the search.
Gibby searches his belly button. "Hello? Are you in here?!"
Keikyoku snickers a bit.
Deloth grabs Gibby and shakes him. "SNAP. OUT. OF. IT."
Trigger: "Since when does alcohol make you hyper and bat shit crazy?"
Keikyoku: "You're fun when you're drunk."
Gibby: "WHEEE! Doo it again, mommy!" @_@
Metal Man (GM): No secret panel found. The walls are clean.
Digifanatic: "When you add coffee."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku even pried a few open. The only panel is the 1-99, telephone, and phone police buttons.
Digifanatic presses 1.
Metal Man (GM): It goes to the 1st floor.
Gibby: "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
Deloth climbs back out of the hatch and looks again.
Metal Man (GM): A very long way down from here.
Keikyoku grabs Gibby. "Hang on to my back, I'm giving you a piggy back ride." And he starts climbing down the ladder.
Gibby: "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
Digifanatic walks out, looking for an alternate means of getting below the 1st floor that doesn't involve that elevator shaft.
Metal Man (GM): It'd take almost a day to climb down.
Gibby: "YOU'RE a pig!"
Deloth: "Gibby, shut up or I'll turn you inside-out."
Metal Man (GM): Digi don't see anything in the 1st floor either...
Trigger: @_@ "Gibby's driving me nuts."
Gibby: "YOU'RE inside out! YOU'RE driving me nuts!"
Metal Man (GM): The buttons look strangely worn inside the elevator.
Gibby makes a wheel formation with his fins and laughs.
Deloth grabs Gibby and squeezes his mouth shut.
Gibby mumbles random gibberish.
Deloth: "Dammit, why didn't I listen when I was taught that make-you-not-drunk thing?"
Aribar: "Perhaps we could be suicidal and call the police..."
Dragoshi: "...let's not and say we didn't."
Gibby: "I'm not drunk, you're the drunk."
Deloth: "...Gibby. How many fingers am I holding up?" *Two.*
Gibby looks at his tentacles and lets out a loud laugh. "You've got too many fingers..."
Dragoshi: *Decides to add onto the silliness for the sake of it by talking to Gibby after he answer's Del's question.* "...what is drunk? Am I drunk? ...Is drunk drunk?"
Deloth: "How many of THESE fingers?" *shoves his hand in Gibby's face.*
Gibby looks at his own fins and laughs again. He licks Del's fingers.
Trigger: "Hey, back off Deloth."
Digifanatic: "Gibby, lay off the booze."
Metal Man (GM): The buttons of the elevator look interesting to Gibby. The... buttons.
Gibby: "Mmm... finger food."
Metal Man (GM): Buttons...
Trigger: "SOMEONE CONTAIN HIM!!!"
Keikyoku climbs back into the elevator.
Gibby: "Bu... bu-bu..."
Digifanatic: "Keikyoku, if you think you knew Gibby..."
Deloth follows Gibby's gaze... and ZOOMS out of the elevator hatch again.
Digifanatic: "You have NOOOOOOOOOOO idea!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a shiny button with a cop's face on it.
Dragoshi: "...Bu-what? Bullion?"
Metal Man (GM): And 1-9... two digits... the combinations are infinite.
Dragoshi: "...hoo boy."
Metal Man (GM): And nothing has happened yet that would be considered... 'bad.'
Gibby leaps into the air.
Keikyoku tackles Keikyoku before he can press the cop button.
Dragoshi: "Gibby! Play with the buttons later! We've got stuff to do!"
Digifanatic: "NO DRAGOSHI!"
Trigger tackles Gibby.
Gibby struggles pass Kei and Trigger. "LET ME AT 'EM!"
Deloth jumps down on top of Gibby.
Dragoshi: "...this has degenerated into hamshooting, hasn't it?"
Keikyoku oomfs as he is now tackled.
Digifanatic also tries to play Catch the Gibby.
Trigger: "This is not good!"
Keikyoku tries to get a firm grip on Keikyoku.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby slips through due to alcohol on his hands.
Gibby starts fighting everyone off of him. He presses ALL THE BUTTONS!
Digifanatic: "Does anyone have a bag or something? Butterfly net?"
Metal Man (GM): Gibby presses all the buttons...
Trigger: "Gah, it's like playing 'Catch the greased up deaf guy.'"
Dragoshi: "...I have a treasure chest." :/
Metal Man (GM): ...The buttons turn red.
Gibby: "MWA HA HA HA HA!"
Metal Man (GM): -99 displays on the screen.
Keikyoku tries to yank open the bag of rings.
Metal Man (GM): And the elevator starts going very down.
Dragoshi: "... Gibby."
Digifanatic: *sees the -99.* "Dang, dude."
Gibby: "I win again!"
Trigger: "Wow... why didn't we think of that?"
Dragoshi: "...whatever you just did... I think... it helped us."
Deloth: "BECAUSE WE'RE NOT INSANE!"
Metal Man (GM): '-99 - Bunker Floor.'
Deloth: *Gibby grapple! With all six arms!*
Digifanatic: "Oh, hi Aribar."
Metal Man (GM): Nope... the ring bag Keikyoku has is sealed... with some sort of spell???
Gibby: "I'm in my happy places, guys!"
Metal Man (GM): The door opens, revealing a bunker. The door is open to the bunker... nobody's guarding it. Weird.
Deloth drops Gibby and turns around, taking out his sword. "...This is not right."
Dragoshi: "...I'll stay back over here..."
Gibby runs out of the elevator.
Dragoshi: *Stands in the elevator and waits... a-yep.*
Keikyoku tackles Keikyoku for fun before peeking around the corner.
Digifanatic: "Hey, Aribar?"
Digifanatic: "I realized... I missed Gibby."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby runs right on in.
Deloth lets the puffball on SPEEEEEEEEEEEED run out and trigger any traps before rushing in himself.
Keikyoku oomfs as he hits the floor.
Metal Man (GM): Inside, is a large bunker area. Commander Borne is inside a barricaded, sealed off area. No traps go off... Commander Borne is typing at a console.
Dragoshi: *just... follows behind... huh.*
Gibby: "JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND!"
Digifanatic: *still to Aribar, quieter.* "Hmm..."
Keikyoku runs after Keikyoku.
Borne: "So, we meet again. How awful. And to think, you were so keen as to discover how I hid my bunker!"
Keikyoku runs after Keikyoku.
Gibby: "Hi, Mr. Man!"
Digifanatic: *quietly.* "Aribar... you remember the last time Gibby was this nuts?"
Borne: "Well, that's no problem... you see, the bunker is useless. So is this building. And I'm... programming in the last codes to fix our pesky Echidna problem."
Keikyoku runs up and punches the glass.
Metal Man (GM): It's force-fielded. No go.
Borne: "My assistant, Jarls, will help do the final bits."
Gibby: "Boring! Lets press some more buttons!"
Metal Man (GM): A man in a white lab coat walks over... he's also inside the glass shield.
Jarls: "Yeees! Now you are all doomed. I will pull this lever and..."
Gibby runs into the glass.
Aribar: "Sadly, yes, Digi, but now I also have a distraction." *starts paying attention to Borne..*
Metal Man (GM): He turns on Borne and pulls off his mask. He's actually a robot in disguise!
Keikyoku looks around for a door or some way to get into the glass shield.
Digifanatic: .oO(Yup. He's good.)
Trigger: "...WHAT A TWIST!!"
Robot: "Ahahahaha! This was my plan all along! Splitting up GUN so I could take over! Now thanks to the Questers I will--"
Metal Man (GM): *BANG.*
Deloth: "...Stupid Scooby Doo plot twists."
Dragoshi: "...Well, this has turned into several different shades of 'what.'"
Metal Man (GM): He's shot through the head and dies.
Dragoshi: "...I reiterate my last statement."
Borne: "I hate it when the robots do that."
Dragoshi: "Seriously. What the heck."
Borne: "We had a... very 'special' robot programmer."
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Gibby: "OH SNAP!"
Borne: "Sometimes they just randomly claim that they're behind everything."
Dragoshi: "...That has to get annoying."
Borne: "I get sick of it. They are only behind our budget overruns by constantly dying."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku doesn't find a door into the barrier-covered area.
Borne: "Now... before I do anything... who told you I was here?"
Keikyoku starts randomly throwing stuff at the glass.
Borne: "You may be surprised to know... that I am not entirely against you, if you are who you appear to be."
Deloth: "Some guy named David Blaine or Buster or something. I forget his name."
Dragoshi: "...Some guy named... David Hale. Know anything about him?"
Digifanatic: "David... yeah, Hale."
Gibby bangs his head on the glass numerous times.
Dragoshi: "...don't mind our friend over there."
Borne: "Well." He leans on the console. "We here at GUN put our money into two things: This invincible, unstoppable force field you like throwing things at... And a war machine capable of leveling entire cities."
Gibby: "Quiet! I'm trying to think here!"
Keikyoku: "It was Ed Boffle."
Gibby continues banging.
Borne: "David Hale is a loyalist weenie."
Gibby: "Mmmm... weenie."
Borne: "If I activate the machine and you help me, we can rule this city and you can carry your weapons whenever you want."
Keikyoku: "It was Ed Boffle! I'm telling you it was totally him."
Borne: "I've identified him and his thugs attacking the downtown armory."
Deloth: "What do you HAVE against the echidnas anyways? Did they kick sand in your face in kindergarten or something?"
Borne: "Or you can stay here and watch helplessly, as I launch the machine remotely and stay behind this unstoppable barrier."
Keikyoku looks around for a secret switch/button.
Borne: "They took Westopolis."
Metal Man (GM): There is a large, red, 'DO NOT TOUCH' switch.
Deloth: "So? That place was a slum."
Borne: "Westopolis belongs to GUN."
Keikyoku pulls the switch.
Aribar: "They are willing to make a truce with GUN now."
Gibby starts rolling on the floor in front of the others.
Borne: "I can reform Westopolis. Thugs will not challenge the weapon."
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku triggers a hidden machinegun to fire at him. It misses. The switch resets.
Dragoshi: "...I see."
Metal Man (GM): That is, there's a machinegun which fires at Keikyoku.
Metal Man (GM): And misses.
Borne: "A truce? Well... hm."
Dragoshi: *Stares at the machinegun and sighs.* "In any case... Downtown armory, right?"
Keikyoku tries to rip the machine gun out of the wall.
Borne: "I was so very interested in stopping them."
Gibby: "Trucetrucetrucetruce... truuuuuuuuuce!"
Metal Man (GM): There's a panel in the way of Keikyoku's attempt. The panel is only opened by the switch.
Borne: "If you made it worth my while, I'd sign a truce."
Gibby: "If you say a word enough times, it loses its meaning!"
Borne: "Help me take out the civilian GUN weenies and I'll sign the truce."
Gibby: "Truce... truce... ta-ruce... trrrrrruuuuuccceee..."
Borne: "Then we can rule GUN and have peace with those stinking echidnas."
Digifanatic: *at Gibby.* "..."
Keikyoku pulls the switch and rips the machine gun out of the wall before it shoots at him.
Dragoshi: "...I... guess that could work..."
Aribar frowns... He isn't too sure about this.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku rips the machinegun out. However, it's damaged in the process.
Deloth casually looks over the force field. Any obvious generators, holes, that sort of thing?
Borne: "What is with your other teammates, anyway? One of them is a vandal, the other is drunk..."
Keikyoku flips the switch again.
Dragoshi: "...Him?" *Points at Keikyoku.* "I don't know."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing happens.
Deloth: "They're both idiots, sir."
Dragoshi: "Gibby on the other hand..."
Gibby leaps up on Del's shoulder and rubs his chin with his fin.
Dragoshi: "He had a little too much of the booze on the 88th floor."
Gibby: "You sir, have insulted me!"
Metal Man (GM): The field could be weak to teleportation.
Gibby slaps the force field.
Gibby: "I challenge you to a duel!"
Dragoshi: "...see what I mean?"
Metal Man (GM): Or perhaps if one could burrow through solid titanium flooring.
Keikyoku tries to fire the machine gun at the force field.
Gibby pokes the force field with his sword. "Fight me, good sir, and let us see who is the better man!"
Deloth looks a bit more intently at the field. If he used Vortex next to it... just maybe...
Borne: "Maybe, but we could have a deal. So. Beat away the civilian guys and all is good. Capisce?"
Gibby: "I will most certainly DEAL with you, good sir!"
Deloth casually walks over to the field and looks it over. "Nice technology you've got here."
Gibby pokes the force field some more.
Borne: "Yes. It is so powerful, the bunker is... useless."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby's hair stands on end. Lack of it, that is.
Gibby: "HEY Look! I'm Einstein!"
Deloth then turns around... and tries to Vortex through the field!
Borne: "The bunker was made long ago. This... field... can block anything... but there's only one!"
Digifanatic: "Deloth, where is your duct tape?"
Dragoshi: "So, anyway... deal with the civilian guys. Got it." :/
Metal Man (GM): ...Well, that works. Deloth appears inside the field. Borne laughs.
Borne: "You do know that only I can deactivate this field."
Gibby: "Hi, Mr. Del!"
Keikyoku runs after Del trying to fit through the vortex with him.
Borne: "If you so much as harm me, I'll destroy the only way out..."
Metal Man (GM): The vortex only works for Deloth. It's too short a move for Keikyoku to follow.
Dragoshi: "...Alright then."
Deloth stabs the computer that Borne was working on, then slices up the firing switch for good measure.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth stabs the computer.
Borne: "I have a backup. You're wasting your time."
Aribar: "If he can get in, then he can probably get out, Mr. Borne."
Deloth then slices at Borne.
Gibby: "IN THE END, WE ARE ALL WASTING TIME!"
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is about to attack Borne. He holds out a threatening device.
Gibby: "Waste away, and away, and away..."
Borne: "You so much as touch me and the machine will go on a neverending rampage. In the time it'd take you to kill me... Westopolis and your Echidna friends would be dead."
Deloth: "...I see we have a stalemate, then."
Dragoshi: "Now can we please stop screwing around?!"
Gibby: "That was my name-o."
Keikyoku starts screaming and banging on the force field.
Borne: "I will take no less than control of GUN. If my demands are not met, your pathetic friends will be destroyed."
Dragoshi: "I mean, it was kinda amusing with the machinegun and the weirdness involving the robot, but this is just descending into lunacy."
Borne: "You can only follow the demand by going downtown and destroying the Civilian attackers."
Gibby: "Yes! Destroy! For the good of the country!" *swings his sword some more.*
Keikyoku punts Gibby "YOU'RE NOT HELPING!!!!!!"
Dragoshi: "...yea. that. Gotcha."
Borne: "Additionally... get out of the force field..."
Dragoshi: "...neither are you."
Gibby: "I AM NOT A BALL!!!"
Dragoshi: "...or Del. ...or me."
Metal Man (GM): He holds the device, his finger pressing the button. "You have 10 seconds."
Gibby is punted into the force field.
Deloth: "I'm not sure if I could do that again, honestly."
Borne: "You will try it... ten..."
Dragoshi: "...well, try it again."
Aribar: "... I would either try it or back away, Deloth."
Borne: "Or you will just wind up causing a worldwide catastrophe... Eight."
Keikyoku: "Kick his hand before the ten seconds are up."
Dragoshi: "And we wouldn't want that."
Borne: "It's an automatic timer. Six."
Gibby leaps in the air.
Keikyoku: "Destroy the device."
Borne: "Additionally, I am not about to let you kill me... don't you think I'm armed? Three..."
Dragoshi: "...I'd be surprised if you weren't."
Keikyoku: "ALL YOU ARE IS A FUCKING COWARD!!!!!"
Keikyoku punts Gibby again.
Deloth sweats for just a second... then roars and grabs Borne. Two tentacles for the legs, two for the arms, and his hands breaking Borne's arm that holds the device.
Gibby: "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!"
Metal Man (GM): The device goes off without him doing anything. Deloth goes to break the arm and finds it's armored.
Deloth: *screaming.* "GUYS! GET EVERYONE TO EVACUATE WESTOPOLIS, *NOW!*"
Borne: "Well. I guess I'll kill you now."
Dragoshi: "...This is your fault, Del."
Gibby: "Should all acquaintance beeee forgot..."
Aribar: "... Now we find out if Borne is bluffing or not..."
Deloth: "YES IT IS! NOW GO!"
Metal Man (GM): There is a rumbling in the distance.
Deloth presses his back against the field and whips out his sword again.
Dragoshi: "...I'll go check that." *sighs.*
Borne: "It's a good thing you let me talk so long, or else I wouldn't have finished programming it."
Aribar heads back to the elevator with Dragoshi.
Trigger whips out his sword.
Metal Man (GM): People outside can't really... effect the inside of the field.
Dragoshi: *Checks to see whatever it is that just made the rumbling.*
Gibby follows the others to the elevator humming away.
Metal Man (GM): Dragoshi can't see... too far down. He'll need to go to the 1st floor.
Borne: "Go ahead and hit me, Big boy."
Dragoshi: *Just presses 1, then.* :x
Gibby: "We should go out for ice cream!"
Metal Man (GM): It's Deloth and Borne, 1 on 1. Borne has no gun, just armor and a weird contraption that's already activated.
Deloth takes two slices at Borne!
Metal Man (GM): He parries one and is hit by the other.
Dragoshi: "...Not now, Gibby. We'll go out for ice cream soon, but not now." *Waiting for the elevator to get to floor 1 already...*
Metal Man (GM): Deloth cracks an armor pad.
Borne: "You think you're a hero, don't you?" He goes to smack Deloth in the face with his arm armor. Arm arm arm arm.
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* He then throws a punch at Deloth's gut.
Deloth: "That's what I aim for, yes."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to knee Deloth in the chest. He knees a machine.
Borne: "You'll pay for your attempt, idiot."
Deloth: "Granted, I'm not exactly sure what KIND of hero I am... probably a pretty stupid one, but whatever." *grabs his other sword with two tentacles to hold it, then uses the other two for a Devour! Flip the coin of fate!*
Metal Man (GM): He parries it with a strong block.
Deloth grits his teeth as another surge of pain hits him.
Borne: "I'll smash your mutant face into pudding!"
Metal Man (GM): *Face punch.* Deloth is punched backwards into an electrified machine. Borne rips a metal bar off the wall and swings at Deloth's temple. He hits the wall.
Borne: "What's the matter? Magical super powers don't exist here?"
Deloth uses his turn to swig both of his Tonics, then aims a two-sword stab at Borne's face! "Hey, you shot me with two grenades last time and here I am again. That ain't super?"
Metal Man (GM): He blocks one and the other misses.
Borne: "Not against a full contingent of Echidna weaponry."
Deloth glances back at the elevator... looks like he at least stalled long enough for the others to get out. "You're not so bad yourself."
Borne: "I get my exercise climbing 99 stories of ladder."
Keikyoku keeps on banging on the force field.
Borne: "The buttons keep breaking."
Deloth: "So we saw."
Metal Man (GM): He then suddenly goes to headbutt Deloth.
Deloth: "Kei--UNGH--...if you REALLY want to help, you'll need to do something more than that..."
Metal Man (GM): *PUNCH*
Keikyoku: "Well what do you suggest I do?"
Borne: "Okay." He swings the bar at Deloth's left ankle.
Metal Man (GM): Deloth is swept off his feet.
Borne: "So, going to break my arm now? I've punched out army men before. They don't go down easy."
Deloth bounces back to his feet and tries another Devour. Hey, at this point, it can't do much more harm.
Borne: "In fact, some of them are incapable of feeling pain."
Deloth: "I'm sure your mother's proud."
Keikyoku: "What can I do that will help?"
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Deloth: "Hey, thanks for the pick-me-up. Wasn't much of a soul left to eat, but whatever. I can deal with it."
Metal Man (GM): That one does a bit more damage.
Keikyoku tries to gather smash energy.
Metal Man (GM): Borne tries to stomp on Deloth's other ankle. Keikyoku is not in battle, unfortunately. Borne then goes to smack Deloth across the face. He critically smacks Deloth into the machine behind him.
Borne: "Give up!"
Metal Man (GM): He stands over Deloth.
Deloth staggers back to his feet, blood pouring from his mouth and various other orifices.
Keikyoku bangs on the force field "LET ME PUNCH YOU FULL OF HOLES YOU BASTARD/COWARD!!!!"
Deloth: "Hah... who's to say you won't kill me even if I do bow down to you..."
Borne: "I had a reasonable deal. It still stands. You haven't broken all my backups in fighting me. I could turn the superweapon back off."
Deloth: "Look, Borne, I managed to zap through your field by a lucky shot. I'm telling you, I couldn't do it again, especially in a state like this."
Borne: "You would be worthy of serving me... or even a one-time business partner in taking over GUN. Well, you can stop hitting me. Can't you?"
Keikyoku: "YOU COWARD COWARD COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Borne: "Also, I request you shut that guy up. It's grating my ears."
Deloth leans against the field, breathing heavily. If he continues, it's splat time. If not... then it's against everything he's been for. "...Allow me to think this over for a second. I'm not much in the shape to do anything except bleed on you right now, anyways."
Borne: "Certainly. You don't mind me not attacking you then?"
Deloth mutters something and shuts his eyes, thinking. Come ON, option three that always comes up in dire situations with buses dangling off bridges, show UP already...
Metal Man (GM): Deloth thinks of an option. Meanwhile, Borne takes out a vial and injects himself. His wounds begin healing.
Deloth: "Nice toy..."
Borne: "I wouldn't want to make a press conference with all these gashes."
Metal Man (GM): He tosses the empty vial over his shoulder.
Deloth: "Kei, will you SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY!?"
Keikyoku: "YOU COWARD, AFRAID TO DIE ARE YOU?!?!?!!!!!!"
Borne: "No, I'm too smart to fall for that."
Deloth: "I CAN REGENERATE BUT IT HURTS LIKE HELL! NOW SHUT THE *BLEEP* UP!"
Borne: "Of course, you could just leave and fight my world-destroying machine. I could televise it and have people take bets on how likely you are to win."
Deloth takes a deep, shaky breath. "Others have that covered, thanks."
Borne: "It would be fun."
Keikyoku: "Ok. Just shut down this force field so I can grab the controller..."
Deloth sits down slowly, leaning against the field as he does so. "Kei, really, you're not helping..."
Borne: "Actually, he has a good idea."
Keikyoku: "Well I could help if Borne wasn't such a coward and piss his pants at the thought of me, which is why he put this force field up."
Borne: "Let me stand where you are... whoever you are I keep beating. Then I will turn off the field."
Deloth: "So you can kill Keiyoku?"
Keikyoku: "I doubt that if he couldn't kill me in a mech that he could kill me now."
Borne: "No. Keikyoku is far too strong. I will let him fight me and if he wins I will turn off the machine. But I need to move where you are, whoever you are who is bleeding on my expensive titanium floor."
Deloth looks over at Keiyoku with an odd look in his eyes... almost pleading.
Borne: "The special field switch only I can use is there. Don't bother touching it--it'll shoot you."
Deloth then slowly and painfully rolls over to the side.
Metal Man (GM): Borne walks over. He turns off the field. "Come and get me." He steps back as Keikyoku runs into the diameter of the field. The field turns back on. Trapping Keikyoku in with Deloth.
Metal Man (GM): Keikyoku and Deloth are stuck inside the force field.
Borne: "I guess I'll be going to take care of those other people with my large flamethrower. You guys have fun now!"
Deloth: "...Kei, I swear I am going to kill you for this."
Metal Man (GM): He waves at the trapped Questers from the other side of the force field. Then he begins walking away... to the elevator.
Keikyoku pushes the button to make the force field dissipate.
Metal Man (GM): The button reveals a machinegun, which shoots at Keikyoku. Keikyoku dodges the machinegun. The field is still up.
Keikyoku picks up a machine and throws it on the button. He then leans up against the field and presses the button.
Metal Man (GM): Nothing Keikyoku tries seems to work... the button must be keyed to something Borne did. Meanwhile, the others hit the top floor... *SLAM.* *BANG.* The entire CITY is shaking. Outside the window... the Questers see a gigantic four-legged mecha.
Gibby: "I'm a-movin' and a-groovin'!"
Trigger looks outside.
Digifanatic: "Gibby. SHUT IT."
Metal Man (GM): It is attacking the Civilian GUN's soldiers on the other base. By the sound of those explosions, life is bad for them.
Gibby: "Pish posh..."
Dragoshi: "...I am so gonna need headache meds by the time this is over, I frickin' swear..."
Trigger: *gasp.* "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!"
Metal Man (GM): *BOOOM* *BOOOOM* *BOOOOMBOOMBOOM.* Wow, that's a lot of explosions.
Aribar looks at this thing and tries to determine how big it is, exactly.
Gibby: "Looks like a party to me!"
Metal Man (GM): It is vaguely like that, only four-legged like a giant animal. It's about the size of... well... 1/5 the very size of the city, about 30 stories tall.
Dragoshi: "... ... I... I... what the fuck."
Gibby: "Aye aye, captain!"
Dragoshi: "I don't even know anymore!"
Aribar: "Somehow... I don't think we can just attack its legs at ground level and hope to defeat it..."
Metal Man (GM): Around its head are rather large rocket launchers. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM. Welp. So much for those guys.
Digifanatic: "My goodness."
Gibby: "That be the critter we have to take down?!"
Dragoshi: "This has gotten... ju... sheesh..."
Metal Man (GM): It's done blowing to bits the civilian guys. The ones with sanity have fled. The machine is now moving off... towards Westopolis.
Dragoshi: *Tries to look for a way to scale that damned thing!*
Gibby: "Come on, lets chase after it! I'm gonna skin it alive!" *runs towards the mecha.*
Metal Man (GM): It's... far away... but it seems easy to scale. It's moving away very fast, though. It can move... it knocks over a couple buildings as it walks.
Dragoshi: "You... you can't skin metallic objects!" *sighs and runs after, trying to move at full speed.*
Gibby: "Dun dun dun DUUUUUN!" *sticks his arms straight out as if he was flying.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers run... run... run.
Aribar looks about for vehicles in this city.
Metal Man (GM): Some GUN guys look at the Questers, but they don't seem to care anymore. Aribar sees cars everywhere.
Aribar: "Guys, I think we can drive there! It'd be faster..."
Digifanatic: *keeps running... a vehicle would be nice, but...* .oO(Wouldn't we become too easy a target when we start driving?)
Gibby stops. "I call shotgun!"
Metal Man (GM): At this rate, it'll escape the Questers, if they don't have a vehicle.
Trigger: "WAIT FOE ME!!"
Aribar tries to go over and get into one in any case... Not that he would know how to turn it on or drive it, but..
Metal Man (GM): One of them has the windows left down.
Digifanatic: *Osnap, he's piloting this one then!*
Metal Man (GM): The keys... not in the ignition. Someone will need to hotwire it somehow.
Gibby runs over to the car Ari's at and hops in through the window.
Trigger hops in with the others.
Metal Man (GM): Digi hotwires that thing in a hot minute. It's crowded in the car.
Gibby: "Vroom Vroom!"
Digifanatic: "Let's get going!" *drives off.*
Dragoshi: *In the backseat.* :x
Trigger is in the backseat as well.
Gibby: "Onward, Jeeves!"
Gibby got passenger side cause he called it. ^^
Aribar is... Crushed somewhere in the car.
Trigger: *Peppy impression.* "KNOCK IT OFF!!"
Dragoshi: .oO(...this is not gonna be pretty. Not at all.) *sighs as he watches the chaos go on.*
Metal Man (GM): The Questers drive towards the mecha. They see it's a massive machine with the GUN logo on it.
Gibby: "Can we stop for a bathroom break?!"
Metal Man (GM): It looks left and right. It sees... the Questers' car.
Trigger: "...WE'RE GONNA DIE!!!"
Gibby looks at the mecha.
Metal Man (GM): Gibby sees it's armed to the teeth with machineguns and rocket launchers.
Trigger starts wigging out.
Metal Man (GM): It has gigantic red eyes.
Gibby: "...Nevermind. I don't have to go anymore."
Metal Man (GM): *BOOM BOOOM BOOM.* The sky fills with rockets and bullets.,.
Digifanatic: .oO(Machinedramon, eat your virtual heart out.)
Metal Man (GM): The buildings around the Questers explode and get pierced.
Aribar: "Digi, you better be a damn good driver!"
Metal Man (GM): It's... a warning shot?
Digifanatic: "We'll find out!"
Metal Man (GM): Miraculously, only everything around the Questers explodes this time. It continues walking away.
Aribar: "... And oddly enough, now I'm missing Metal Man..."
Digifanatic is definitely old enough such that he would have enough experience driving... Yes, he follows it!
Aribar: "He wouldn't let us get hit. We'd die from his reckless driving instead..."
Metal Man (GM): The group is getting closer. The mech knocks a building over with a massive tail, as it walks way.
Digifanatic: *Besides, when we get to the epic ending of this session, probably next weekend, he needs to unload a Final Smash for once!*
Metal Man (GM): Digi drives through the fallen house. A lamp flies through the windshield and lands in Aribar's lap.
Metal Man (GM): There's curtains on the windshield.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers make it out the other side, with a bin of flour having exploded on the hood. Part of the roof is missing, near Aribar's head.
Trigger: "Where'd you learn to drive?! Mario Kart?!"
Dragoshi: "...this is gonna be one of the crazier days, that's for sure." e_e
Metal Man (GM): That was close. The machine looks and sees the Questers are still following it.
Digifanatic: "A place much more serene than this."
Metal Man (GM): It stomps and a big crack in the concrete forms.
Aribar blinks... It takes a few seconds to realize how narrowly he avoided death.
Metal Man (GM): Digi drives bravely into the crack. The car bounces and flies into the air. It spins wildly.
Trigger starts to feel sick.
Metal Man (GM): *SMASH* The Questers and their car crash into the side of a diner. The second floor. They're kind of stuck there.
Trigger: "Dude, I'm gonna hurl..."
Metal Man (GM): A waiter faints at the sight.
Digifanatic: *He checks how far away they are from the machine.*
Metal Man (GM): The questers are not too far away. But they're stuck in the wall of a diner. And the engine's about ready to explode.
Dragoshi: "...hahahahahaaaaa... what the hell."
Aribar: "... Digi..." *The elf just shakes his head and opens the door... he checks if they can get down.*
Dragoshi: *Gets out.*
Gibby leaps out of the car.
Digifanatic: *He looks to see if he can run inside the diner.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Anyone can.
Aribar follows the others..
Metal Man (GM): One can then run to another car.
Gibby: "I wanna drive the next one!"
Trigger follows the others. "NO!!"
Digifanatic: *runs inside the diner and goes towards another car...*
Gibby: "COME OOOOON! I'll be good!"
Metal Man (GM): Why, somebody just left the keys in their car and ran when they saw the Questers' car coming.
Dragoshi: *Runs over to the next Kar... errr... car.* "What Trigger said! Also, shotgun!" *Gets in.* >_>
Trigger: "Aww..." *gets in.*
Digifanatic gets in, fires it up, and hauls out of there.
Gibby sits on Digi's lap and grabs the wheel.
Metal Man (GM): The machine turns around and sees the Questers. Again.
Gibby: "Come on, give it to me."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby grabs the wheel. The machine... BREATHES FIRE AT THE QUESTERS.
Digifanatic: *yanks Gibby off and into the passenger seat.*
Gibby spins the wheel left sharply.
Metal Man (GM): The car drives into the fire. It is set on fire.
Trigger: "GET US OUT OF HERE!!! I'M ALLERGIC TO DYING!!!"
Dragoshi: "...Flamethrowers. Freaking flamethrowers. Beautiful."
Metal Man (GM): Gibby then crashes the car into a shopping mall. The Questers see a pizza shop that begins with a D.
Gibby: "The car! The car! The car is on fire!"
Aribar: "Freeze!" *The elf tries to put out the fire with a bit of magic.*
Metal Man (GM): That's all the Questers see, when they hit a bunch of pizzas.
Metal Man (GM): On the plus side... they can make a right turn out a window and get almost to the machine.
Dragoshi: "...as much as I like pizza as much as the next guy, we need to catch up to that mech!"
Digifanatic: *Right turn!*
Metal Man (GM): The fires are slowly put out.
Metal Man (GM): By pizza and ice. The Questers now reach the edge of the city... uh-oh. There's a wall. And the only way over it is a conspicuously placed broken freeway ramp.
Aribar: "Back up, go!"
Gibby clings to the passenger side car window much like those popular Garfield dolls.
Digifanatic: *RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES!*
Aribar: "... I would like to live through this..."
Trigger: "Get this pimp-mobile going damn it!!!"
Dragoshi: "This isn't a pimp-mobile, Trig."
Gibby: "Hey, someone crank up the tunes on this thing!"
Dragoshi: "It's a friggin' mess is what this is!"
Digifanatic: *HITS IT.*
Trigger: "JUST GO!!!"
Metal Man (GM): The Questers ramp up, and into the air.
Digifanatic: "I hate Illinois Nazis."
Gibby: "I'M FLYING!"
Metal Man (GM): They crash into the top of the wall...
Gibby: "I'M CRASHING!"
Trigger: "I'M GOING CRAZY!!"
Metal Man (GM): And then bounce onto the grass just outside the city.
Digifanatic: *How in the world has this guy kept his calm?!*
Metal Man (GM): The car, covered in pizza and ice, is still drivable. However, the machine has a lead on them... they can still chase it though.
Digifanatic: "Come on!" *keeps it going.*
Gibby licks some of the cheese and pizza sauce on the car. "This car is delicious!"
Digifanatic: "NOT NOW, Gib!"
Metal Man (GM): And before we pause entirely... a third part. Borne has left the building, carrying a flamethrower.
Borne: "Guards! Where did they go?"
Guard 3: "Wha?" *Walks into a lamp post.*
Guard 2: "I saw them steal a car and drive towards a large machine."
Borne: "Hm... here... I'll make a deal. You put on my clothes, pretend to me, and use THIS flamethrower... And I'll go deal with the true threat while they're busy fighting you."
Guard 2: "Sure thing, sir!"
Borne: "Oh. Also, please insult the echidna one. A lot. Tell him you hate all the echidna."
Guard 2: "...Okay."
Metal Man (GM): *Fadeout.* Session over.
Dragoshi: *Dragoshi learns...* *Ward!*