Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 19: Talking Space

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Date: 5:45:51 PM, December 27th; 5:47:58 PM, December 30th, 2010. 5:07:14 PM, January 4th, 2011.
Metal Man (GM): Introoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo--The Questers and Brawlers were brutally beaten back by Evil Wolfman. Their Stadium was half destroyed, and Mewtwo practically killed. Only with Red Text's warping powers did they escape-- And even then, Evil Wolfman nearly followed them through. The Questers are now at the Stadium, which is awkwardly sitting on a metal platform extended from Red Text's space station. To lower expenditures of energy, Red Text has had his Eggrobos construct a dome around the Stadium, properly encapsulating it inside a spaceworthy module. The Questers and Brawlers would be assembled alongside the remaining Stadium staff in the Assembly room, which has for the most part been rebuilt by Mack back to what it normally looks like. Red Text is standing where Mewtwo normally would.
Digifanatic: *Sigh* "I'm not amused by the situation... but we've got to take care of it."
Metal Man (GM): Continuation
Red Text: "I am... surprised that I wound up here, but I can see you need someone as a guide, especially now. I will not claim to be your leader, but I will do what I can to help point you in the right direction. Mewtwo will also be on his feet sooner or later, if you need 'direction'... but this may be beyond his experience."
Kaine: *Is standing around.*
Red Text: "I have spent the last 24 hours gathering all the information I can while reconstructing your headquarters. It is more or less autonomous. Perhaps, if you wished, it could become a space ship all its own... with the right parts..."
KitOrbel: *Kit's wearing a little nurse's cap. She's been at Mewtwo's side as often as she could.* "What parts, RT?"
Kaine: "That might be useful, Red."
Red Text: "...Which may be the best idea, because to be honest, I do not know if Evil Wolfman may break through. The only thing I know no one can chase you if you were to be able to take the entire Stadium into hyper speed. The parts... I know much of them, Eggman used them, as did the Time Cops. You would go on a mission to retrieve them from the downed Time Cop ship and ruins of Eggman's Gravity Egg. Then your ship could fly under its own power. ...And, in better times, land back on Nintendus and resume normal operations."
Digifanatic: "That would be a nice plan."
Red Text: "Of course, there is the matter of Mewtwo and Agatha. I have determined they are both alive now... so I will warp them in."
Metal Man (GM): *WARP* *WARP* Mewtwo and Agatha would warp in. Mewtwo would stand up wobbily.
KitOrbel: "Mewtwo!" *Kit goes over to him,* "Oh my god, are you alright?"
Mewtwo: "...The Evil Wolfman. I... saw his mind... he is like nothing before... The selfishness of Charles Magellean... the hatred of Julian Sawyer... the Madness of Metal Man... an unholy trinity of defects. He is... a singularity of everything that could be wrong with a so-called Stadium Leader. The Sword of Darkness and its infinite jealousy is his core. He tried to kill me, because I had seen too much."
KitOrbel: "Mister Mewtwo... C'mon, you need to sit down..." *She's... trying to nurse him.* "Please... You went through a lot."
Mewtwo: "And had you not arrived when you did... he would have annihilated me..."
Metal Man (GM): This Mewtwo, being cold, almost pushes Kit away, standing there, although wobbly.
Mewtwo: "No... I must get revenge... I must kill this... thing... We must all destroy him..."
Metal Man (GM): His eyes turn blue.
KitOrbel: "Sit the hell down before you get yourself murdered!" *Kit growls.* "He almost killed all of us. We need time to tend our wounds, gather resources. We can't kill him as we are now and if you go it's SUICIDE! You're barely healed as it is."
Mewtwo: "I am... the ultimate pokemon... nothing can stop me..." *He heals his wounds using his psychic powers.* "...but I will need a plan... before I destroy him..."
Metal Man (GM): He slumps onto a wall, breathing heavily.
Kaine: "... right..."
Mewtwo: "The Stadium... will not tolerate being damaged... he will... be destroyed... the will of the Hands... will be executed..."
KitOrbel: "Exactly, and you don't have one. Look at yourself, you're a wreck. You said it yourself, if we hadn't been there he'd have left nothing of you."
Red Text: "...We can leave him be until we have a plan to actually fight this Wolfman. I don't think he's going to be of much use right now."
Mewtwo: "I will... think of a plan... I have the ultimate mind..." *He goes silent, as if going into pure thought mode. He glows as he thinks and nothing else.*
Red Text: "My memories from being Star Steel... I remember... This Mewtwo will not listen to anyone. He must be... left to himself. He will be of use in time, but anything that injures him sends him into this kind of mood."
KitOrbel: "..." *Kit sighs softly,* "I want m- Alsa's Mewtwo..."
Digifanatic: *Nods.*
Red Text: "Like when the inter-dimensional reploid attack destroyed him and made him part-reploid. For weeks he was furious. They are lucky they never merged. Otherwise he would have truly had his vengeance on them. And it would not have been pretty. The Mewtwo of this planet is much software... I mean softer... and is on the moon. I can contact him if you think he will help in this anti-Wolfman plan."
Mewtwo: *Muttering subconsciously* "Only... one..."
KitOrbel: "..." *Kit nods a bit,* "I think he will... I hope he will..."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a link. The other Mewtwo appears on the screen.
Kaine: "It can't hurt anything."
Digifanatic: "Ah, here we go."
Alsa Mewtwo: "I sense... great suffering. You have contacted me... because you wish to deal with a being of unstoppable power."
Nintendus Mewtwo: *Eyes shoot open, as he glares at the screen* "This world is a mockery! Two of me... nonsensical."
Kraela: *Not unstoppable, Kraela thinks to herself. Just need a way to kill a god.*
Alsa Mewtwo: "...I see you have another clone of me, somehow. I will avoid asking about that."
Nintendus Mewtwo: "You... what do you do... hiding on the moon? Where is your sense of vengeance?"
KitOrbel: "MEWTWO!" *Kit bounces in front of the screen,* "Mister Mewtwo!"
Alsa Mewtwo: "I have learned to treat ignorant beings as ignorant beings. They do not know what they do. ...And I cannot help much with this Evil Wolfman. I do not have that kind of power. All I can do is protect those who stay with me, by virtue of my ability to warp from place to place."
KitOrbel: *Her face falls...* "But-... You're the strongest pokemon..."
Nintendus Mewtwo: "He is right. He cannot destroy Evil Wolfman... I can."
KitOrbel: *A lightbulb goes off in her head.* "Mewtwo, do you know why Wolfman seems to... Want to kidnap me?"
Nintendus Mewtwo: "I am the strongest pokemon, and the only real one. With the addition of these reploid... alterations... I can eventually become powerful enough to overwhelm this inferior Wolfman."
Alsa Mewtwo: "...Your memories suggest he is messing with your head. Do not give too much thought to what he says. He appears to be able to cause psychic distress like any other evil psychic pokemon could."
KitOrbel: "All the same... I want to be safe... Safe away from him." .oO(Safe with you.)
Digifanatic: *Nodding.*
Alsa Wolfman: "The safest place I know of is here. No one can detect the life signs here on the moon, due to my own powers cloaking it."
Nintendus Wolfman: "No one will be safe... until Evil Wolfman dies."
KitOrbel: "... Can I come with you, Mister Mewtwo? Maybe we can work something out with Darkrai or- Anyone, please!"
Alsa Mewtwo: "Darkrai lives alone, on the plane of nightmares, but you can come here."
Nintendus Mewtwo: "..." *Loses interest and goes back to hyper-thinking.*
Red Text: "I can warp you there if you want, Kit. Your firepower will be missed, but I can understand why you would want to go somewhere safe. You are kind of young... er... spiritually... and it would not do for Evil Wolfman to do anything too irreversible to your mind with his ways."
KitOrbel: "Please!" *Her eyes light up,* "Pretty please!" *She pauses and looks at Red Text,* "I'm a glass cannon. I can't dodge very well, when I do get hit, it usually almost kills me... And he seems to like aiming at me."
Nintendus Mewtwo: *Muttering* "Find... Reploid power... kill... evil reploid... with repliforce power..."
Red Text: "Then... it is your choice, so you may go." *He makes a portal.*
Metal Man (GM): You can step into the Portal, Kit.
Digifanatic: "...good luck, Kit."
Kraela: "Take care."
Kaine: "I hope you stay safe, and that we meet again."
KitOrbel: *She tears up a bit,* "K-kay... I'll try to help you guys, I promise! I just... I want to be away from Wolfman's influance." *She bows a bit.* "Bye gang, you're all like... Well... Family." *She waves,* "I'll see you all again, I promise!" *She runs into the portal.*
Nintendus Mewtwo: "Farewell... unofficial Alsa... Quester... being." *He seems annoyed that Questers were considered initiated there, and is cold as usual.*
Metal Man (GM): The portal and comlink close. Nintendus Mewtwo then again thinks, and floats up, having collected his thoughts.
Mewtwo: "Yes... I have read Red Te--Star Steel's mind. His plan is interesting... but only I have the knowledge of what the Hands would do. We made a contingency file for this when it looked like Kuja might never be defeated... in the other world... which was thankfully stored on Metal Man's recordings. ...I hate how complex this world has become."
Jet: "Complex?"
Kaine: "Which world?"
Mewtwo: "...Once upon a time, there was only Nintendus. No Alsa... no Saga... no Time Cops... no Evil Wolfman. A group of Questers merely fought to prevent Ganondorf and Bowser from doing mischievous, but not downright horrible things. All was great and glorious... there were no horrible happenings right now. ...But that's a gone era, and I have no choice but to use these complicated old plans to fight this complicated mess. The Stadium would be converted to a ship. But not a normal ship. An attack ship. Then when the time comes... we use it to attack the Evil Wolfman-controlled parts of Nintendus head on. It would create... the MMS. The Mobile Melee Stadium. We always had plans to make it, but never a reason. I guess now is as good as any time..."
Red Text: "...Right. So we need the parts. I have some cranes, I will affix one to your ship. This mission will be laughably easy, as nothing out there will interfere with you. Just grab the parts and wrench them up, then bring them here. Nothing big. I will even send some of my support ships to carry them with."
Kaine: "Sounds like fun."
Digifanatic: "Ah, thank you very much."
Kraela: "It's a bit of a sudden change of pace..." *She didn't seem very happy about it.*
Red Text: "The parts should light up on the monitor. You may need to do a minor amount of work to get some free, like shoot up some broken parts that are in the way."
Mewtwo: "It is..." *He looks at Kraela.* "You wish what I wish, don't you? The death of Evil Wolfman and all who serve him? None of this... simple part collection business."
Kraela: *She turns to him as well.* "Step by step, boss. We saw what happened when we try to face a god just the other day."
Kaine: "Look at it this way, Krae, it'll be easy money."
Mewtwo: "...Then I shall continue waiting. But when the time comes... if I get the chance, I will kill Evil Wolfman."
Kraela: *She nods to Kaine and smiles.* "Assuming everything goes well. I'm still paranoid enough to bring my weapon, though."
Mewtwo: "The real one would never stand for this... although he would foolishly take breaks based on human holidays... he would never let up... as long as Professor Oak could create a strange and gimmicky new tool to aid him in his quest... ...I must get Professor Oak to create us some new tools to destroy this fool with." *Floats off.*
Kaine: "Of course, knowing this world, even the easiest mission can have its problems."
Digifanatic: "Try not to worry about that too much right now, Kaine..."
Kaine: "Sure. Shall we get going?"
Jet: "I'm ready if you are" *Jet says as he gets up.*
Digifanatic: "Of course! Let's go for it!"
Kaine: *Grabs his sword and heads for the ship.*
Digifanatic: *Heads over.*
Metal Man (GM): You get to your ship, which is docked onto the side of the new dome thing. It's in good shape, and you're ready to go.
Kaine: *Gets in* "All right, who's piloting?"
Kraela: "Not me."
Digifanatic: "I got it." *Takes the helm.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi takes the helm.
Kaine: "Weapons?"
Metal Man (GM): He can almost smell the old destruction of Julian's hotel from here.
Digifanatic: *Turns on the systems and check out the radar to see what lights up where.*
Metal Man (GM): Systems are good, lighting up below is the ocean to the West of GUN territory. It's Judge Dredd's ship, still floating out there. Multiple useful systems have been detected for you to pillage.
Kaine: *Gets in the weapons seat.*
Digifanatic: "Okay, looks like we're heading for the water, guys." *Takes off and heads towards to where the light's flashing.*
Jet: "Whatever as long as we don't have to swim"
Metal Man (GM): You'd float on down. No swimming necessary--the weapons booth would light up, indicating your crane has locked on to a part.
Kaine: *Uses the crane to retrieve the part.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine: Tech check. You fail.
Kaine: "Ugh, I REALLY need to get used to this equipment..."
Metal Man (GM): You miss. Annoying crane game failure noise is heard.
Kaine: "Anyone else want to try?"
Metal Man (GM): You can try again, of course.
Kaine: "Anyone else want to try?"
Jet: "I think I'd have as much luck as you would Kaine." *Jet says as he looks at the mechanisms.*
Kaine: *Does so then.*
Metal Man (GM): It continues to not work. You continue to fail... as you feel a strange presence in the ship. (MGS 4 Mantis' hymn)
???: *Cough* "Having trouble with this... damn ship?"
Metal Man (GM): It is behind you, Kaine.
Digifanatic: *Sighs.*
Kaine: *Sighs Looks behind him, wondering who or what is talking.*
Digifanatic: *Looks over.*
Metal Man (GM): It's... the ghost of a table attached to the ship.. ..And Garrick, smoking a cigar.
Garrick Hologram: "F#$%ing thing never worked..."
Metal Man (GM): He would get down from the phantom table, and walk over to the crane control.
Garrick Hologram: "Don't tell me I never helped you again, now."
Kraela: "Remind me, who are you?"
Metal Man (GM): He'd hold the crane and it'd suddenly glow, as Magitek symbols float in the air.
Garrick Hologram: "Nobody you need to remember. Magitek... make this damn f#$%ing piece of #$%^ work so I can rest in peace." *SLAM.*
Metal Man (GM): He smashes the stick, and suddenly... ...it can auto-target???
Garrick Hologram: "There. Have a good one, Questers... whatever the hell it is you do."
Metal Man (GM): He walks out through the side of the ship... you can't tell if it was a projection or a ghost. Either way, the work it did on the control stick is real.
Kraela: "Does anybody know who the hell that was?"
Kaine: "That works..."
Digifanatic: "An old Quester... but it definitely wasn't the real one."
Kaine: *Shrugs at Krae's question.*
Metal Man (GM): You can now just press a button to get the object.
Kaine: *Presses it.*
Digifanatic: .oO(And just when I offered to take the seat from Kaine...)
Metal Man (GM): It grabs the object without a problem. And reels it up. Another flying ship, a flat one, flies on over, so you can deposit it. Of course, you have to use the stick to do that, but it does the work for you... due to the golden magitek symbols now etched into it.
Kaine: *Does so.*
Garrick Hologram: *Just around as Digi says that, Garrick literally pokes his head back through the wall.* "...wait... ...oh, God-fucking-dammit."
Digifanatic: *Double take* "I'm sorry, I saw another version of you floating around. I think it was another version..."
Garrick Hologram: "No no, this is me. As close as it's gonna get, anyway. ...oh, for FUCK SAKE, Digi! More? Really? They brought in MORE?!"
Metal Man (GM): In the background, Kaine would drop the part onto the ship, and be ready to do more work. While also seeing Garrick, of course.
Garrick Hologram: *For those who don't know, this man looks awfully like a certain fellow most of you have seen in the archives, if anyone bothered to look. A tall fellow with dark brown hair, rough five o'clock shadow, a simple black t-shirt and army fatigue pants with combat boots. Those who know him see that this Garrick is pictured from the far past, around the days of NOVA and him working together.*
Kaine: "Uh... hi there."
Garrick Hologram: "Shut up."
Kaine: "... Right..." *Checks to see if there's any more parts they need.*
Digifanatic: "It should have, but now something else has happened on another dimension that spread into Nintendus and Alsa. Trust me, I'm not thrilled by it."
Garrick Hologram: "Pfft. Dimensions. Alternate realities. Real time, fake time, dark worlds, mirror worlds."
Kaine: "Sounds right."
Kraela tapped at her halberd handle restlessly. She didn't know what was going on, but it didn't seem like a problem she could cut. That upset her.
Garrick Hologram: "You better be thanking your lucky stars I'm not really here. Else I'd start kicking everyone's ass."
Kaine: "Considering what we just went through, I doubt you could do worse."
Garrick Hologram: *The flickering image grins wolfishly at Kaine.*
Digifanatic: *Nods* "An evil Wolfman destroyed about half the Nintendus Stadium... and don't even think I'm lying."
Garrick Hologram: "You keep saying that, chief. ...oh, well, that's just fantastic. God, this entire fucking thing has been one solid cliche' from day one."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would detect more parts. He could casually move it back and forth to collect them while this goes on. Hm... good thing he's here... otherwise this would be boring.
Garrick Hologram: *Sighs* "Look. Basically, right now, I'm kinda like a hologram AI. I've got a few taps into the system. Plus, you know, all the usual genius."
Digifanatic: *Nods.*
Garrick Hologram: "The REAL me... well..."
Kaine: *Begins scavenging the rest of the parts, half listening to the rather rude ghost in the room.*
Garrick Hologram: "Let's just say he's off trying to find himself."
Digifanatic: "I recall that."
Garrick Hologram: "He doesn't really have the reigns right now. Bit of a... mutual understanding between real me and... you know who."
Metal Man (GM): In the background, the ship would harvest the downed Time Cop ship's parts. Garrick might be surprised to identify that some parts... may as well be made of Magitek. What a weird world.
Digifanatic: *Nods.*
Garrick Hologram: "...huh. I'll be damned."
Digifanatic: "What is it, Garrick?"
Garrick Hologram: "Magitek. Magitek I didn't make. Solarians must be around, then. ...anyway, I should be doing alright unless the ship ran into a black hole or something. I'd expect that lunatic would be smart enough to avoid something like that, though..."
Metal Man (GM): The crane continues lifting components... 'Time Cop Turbolifter' 'Time Cop field generator' ...some of them have very elaborate glowing, almost magical crystal-based circuitry.
Kaine: "Never heard of them." *Continuing to work* "They from Nintendus or something?"
Digifanatic: "The wreckage is from a Time Cop ship..."
Garrick Hologram: "Ah, well, yes, that'd do it. Fucking Time Cop bullshit."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Yeah, the wackos they usually are."
Garrick Hologram: "...well, in any event, I should be able to help in bits and pieces around here. Might as well, not like I've got anything else to do but contemplate pi for the next ten zillion years."
Kaine: "We would appreciate any help we can get, truth be told. We just got our asses handed to us yesterday, and Mewtwo had to be taken to a pokemon center."
Digifanatic: "And don't forget the need to warp the Stadium into space to prevent the evil Wolf from getting to it again."
Garrick Hologram: "Evil Wolfman... pfft..."
Kaine: "Yeah, that too."
Garrick Hologram: "What kicked your asses this time? This Evil Wolfman?"
Kaine: *Shrugs* "He's powerful enough to have even Mewtwo scared to death!"
Kraela sighs and leans back in her seat. So he was a potential ally. A rude, technological ghost. Just perfect.
Garrick Hologram: "Mewtwo was one of the few SANE ones of the bunch."
Metal Man (GM): Eventually, you acquire all the parts... from here. Jet walks back to the seats 5 feet away from the control stick. The map shows the next destination--the eastern ocean off of Continia. Some deep items here... better get cracking, Didgeridoo.
Kaine: "All right, we're done here, lets go to the next stop."
Metal Man (GM): You head there--the Garrick hologram able to either continue speaking, or vanish if he has nothing more to say. Of this note, this destination requires you to get a bit closer to the water... hmmm...
Garrick Hologram: "...meh. Just access the database once you get all the pieces. You can download me straight there. As for now, I'm going to check on a few things... Later."
Digifanatic: "Thank you, Garrick."
Kaine: "All right. See ya."
Garrick Hologram: *Bzzt.*
Kaine: *Waits to be in position.*
Garrick Hologram: *The hologram buzzes and vanishes.*
Metal Man (GM): You get into position.
Kaine: *Begins retrieving the parts once again.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. They're deep underwater. The crane can, however, reach them, thanks to Garrick. It takes a little while for them to do so, however.
Digifanatic: "Yup, you should be able to work these underwater..."
Metal Man (GM): As you wait, you see that your ship is, in fact, rather popular, as you begin to get some sort of distress signal.
Digifanatic: "Hang on, Kaine. Someone's trying to hail us." *Picks up the signal.*
Metal Man (GM): A very digitized voice echoes from it.
???: "This is... automated... distress beacon... Borne... has been... destroyed. Questers... Questers... find and revive... destroy... my destroyer..."
Metal Man (GM): It continues repeating this endlessly. It also sends a series of morse code beeps between each message.
Kaine: "Uh... yeah... What's the Code?"
Digifanatic: "I don't know off hand..." *Can he use a Technology check or something on the Morse Code?*
Kraela: "Borne was the guy we were trying to find before, wasn't he?"
Digifanatic: "Yes."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Digi.
Kaine: "Yeah, but from what I've heard, are we better off if he's dead?"
Metal Man (GM): You also slowly acquire all the parts from the ruins deep in the ocean... hm. The Morse code gives you a series of coordinates. It is... on the bottom of the ocean back where you were earlier... but you can't physically get there with the ship...
Kaine: *Looking at the deciphered code, and the location* "We miss something there?"
Digifanatic: "Yes, but we currently can't access it anyway. So he's right, we do have to wait on that message regardless of what we do with it, until we find an underwater craft."
Kaine: "All right." *Checks the progress* "We're done."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, unless there's a new destination to pick up parts from."
Metal Man (GM): You have all the parts now, seemingly. You can probably return back now, unless you have some other plans.
Kaine: *Checks.*
Digifanatic: "If anyone's got other ideas, I'll listen, but for now I think we're done."
Jet: "We better get back in my opinion. The long we wait, the more Mewtwo might do something stupid, among other things."
Metal Man (GM): No other parts on the radar.
Digifanatic: *Chuckles* "Alright, that's fine. Kaine, Kraela, no objections?"
Kraela: "Let's just head back and let Red know what we've found."
Kaine: "Works for me... I'm curious to see what else that guy has to say."
Digifanatic: "Sure." *Flies them back to Stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): You fly back to the stadium. Docking, you see the Stadium being slowly equipped with the parts. Red Text seems rather pleased.
Red Text: "We have begun phase I. By the time you are ready tomorrow, you will be able to run on your own again."
Digifanatic: "Thanks for the news."
Red Text: "Of course I will have some advice for you... and will continue giving it, as Mewtwo doesn't appear to be doing mu--"
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo floats in.
Mewtwo: "Professor Oak is working on a device to counteract Evil Wolfman. Contrary to what you believe, there is still use for the old ways."
Red Text: "Well... isn't that unusual. I guess I will have to see it when it is completed, then."
Mewtwo: "We will work together, to destroy Evil Wolfman. He may be too powerful for any one generation to defeat... but if all generations are combined... he will be overwhelmed."
Red Text: "...Teamwork... that's a bit unusual for me, but there is a first time for everything. We shall see how useful these old objects are..."
Mewtwo: "This world may not accept the power of Nintendus... but Evil Wolfman is an abomination not of any one world. He has no such protections."
Digifanatic: "Huh."
Mewtwo: "Combining the powers will create something even he cannot block... but we must all work to our ends together for it to work. Otherwise his unitary force can destroy us. Not that we need be friends... I dislike that sort of soft sentiment in what should be a warrior organization... but we shall work together, where possible."
Kaine: "That should work."
Mewtwo: "I will spend my time searching the logs, finding more old aids who can work together with us. It seems one of them already has begun to help us of his own accord, which is good news."
Digifanatic: "Indeed."
Red Text: "...I managed to pry the large ball of gold apart."
Metal Man (GM): +20 coins to Kaine-Jet-Kraela-Digi +2 EXP to Kaine-Jet-Kraela, +1 to Digi
Mewtwo: "Ready yourselves, Brawlers and singular Quester. This will be the last battle... the END of this madness... if we fail, it will be the end of us, too."
Kaine: "Thanks, both of you."
Metal Man (GM): He then floats off, slowly.
Digifanatic: *Nods again.*
Red Text: "...While I don't care for the dramatics, I more or less agree with that. Time Cops merely wanted to control us. Ael... well, he was like Evil Wolfman, but let his aggression get the better of him. Evil Wolfman has the coolness of Kuja with the destructive power of The Void. We won't be able to bank on him destroying himself like the others."
Metal Man (GM): Intro: The Brawlers and Questers together had helped rebuild their Stadium... and turn it into a spaceworthy ship... by mining the lost wrecks of Alsa. Along the way they encountered none other than Garrick's hologram. They also saw Kit leave for safer pastures. And the reaction of Nintendus Mewtwo to the existence of Alsa Mewtwo ...And so on. The Questers are in the assembly room, which now has a few more controls, but otherwise looks the same. Mewtwo floats there as Red Text looks on. Continuation
Mewtwo: "Thank you for your help, Red Text, but we will be able to carry on from here."
Red Text: "Are you sure? You were pretty badly hit by recent events."
Kaine: "Good to see you up and running... err, floating, again, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "I have a faster-than-usual rate of mental recovery. That is why I am known as one of the strongest psychic Pokemon."
Jason: "Sounds nice."
Kaine: "That's fine, but what about your physical injuries?"
Mewtwo: "Additionally, I have my plans set to destroy Evil Wolfman. Vengeance will be had... and the normal Wolfman will not be here to get in my way."
Kesu: *Shows up from wherever.*
Jason: "Alright, then... what kind of plans are we talking here?"
Kaine: "Yeah... what's our job this time?"
Metal Man (GM): One moment, trying to find a sandwich on the stupid Subway menu,.
Katelyn: *Also shows up from places.*
Mewtwo: "The plan? It isn't very simple. I just want our 'friend' to leave the room first."
Red Text: "...You know, I only helped rebuild the Stadium."
Mewtwo: "Yes, and for that I am thankful. Now get out."
Red Text: "..." *Walks away*
Kesu: "Is that Red Text?"
Mewtwo: "I don't entirely trust him. His mind contains relics of the old era."
Kaine: "Yes."
Kraela: "But he did help us."
Jason: "Uh, yes that was, Kesu."
Mewtwo: "He is Red Text. He is also not to be entirely trusted. This is something special I have here, to destroy Evil Wolfman. He might sell us out or worse, be taken over by Evil Wolfman if that person knew he knew of this."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo lifts a hand and Kenku would float into the air by the neck.
Mewtwo: "Did you really think I couldn't hear your thoughts from here??? Normally I would banish you for that, but these are tough times. Instead I will just take that."
Metal Man (GM): He drops Kenku, then takes the cell phone.
Kenku: "I think your suspisions are overblown although."
Mewtwo: "Anyone else planning to sell out to Red Text, or shall I proceed?"
Jason: *Sighs* "Go on."
Mewtwo: "He could be a weak link. I've had enough weak links involving former Questers. He doesn't need to know of this."
Kenku: "Weak link?"
Kaine: "He's been betrayed about ten times too many by his own employees."
Mewtwo: "Locos. Metal Man. Julian. People who serve themselves above the organization."
Kenku: "Ahhhh."
Mewtwo: "They can never be trusted. They will do nice things... but they can just as easily change their mind... or become corrupted. This device won't benefit from his help, anyway."
Kraela: "Fair enough. Can we move on now?"
Mewtwo: "Bring in the device, Professor Oak. Yes. You aren't really a Quester. I'm only going to ignore that fact because if you continue helping us, you will qualify be treated as one anyway."
Metal Man (GM): Professor Oak wheels in... some weird device... It's a large tablet. It has... three slots.
Professor Oak: "I haven't done this in a long time... but I did what I could."
Mewtwo: "What is it?"
Professor Oak: "It is an Item Combiner!"
Mewtwo: *Gasp* "But those only create evil monsters!"
Professor Oak: "Not this one."
Kaine: "Item combiner!?"
Professor Oak: "The Evil Wolfman is obviously a combination of some sort. Potentially a monster himself, made by one of the evil Item Combiners. I have created this Item Combiner so that when the time comes, we combine three objects... or even three people... to destroy him. Of course, it doesn't work exactly the same as the evil ones. It requires my Electabuzz to power it, and it won't work for anything that would be evil."
Jason: "Okaaaay."
Professor Oak: "I'll keep it in storage while I go to whip up some more inventions. You should look for objects of purity and goodness to combine with it, however."
Katelyn: "Uh, right."
Kraela: "Just because it wouldn't be evil doesn't mean that it can't go horribly, horribly wrong."
Kesu: "What if I painted something as one of the items, would that work?"
Professor Oak: "If only I had a nickel every time someone said these devices would go horribly wrong..."
Mewtwo: "Skyhigh did possibly get permanent brain damage from the Move Trader, Oak."
Professor Oak: "Wasn't he dumb to begin with?"
Mewtwo: "...I never checked until after you did that..."
Professor Oak: "This device is a lot better than that one. I've had many years of experience--and my alternate dimensional self's mistakes--to go off of."
Metal Man (GM): He then finally turns to Kesu.
Professor Oak: "Maybe for one slot, but not all three. The items must be different... and at least one of them should be powerful in its own right. Otherwise you'll get a shiny paperweight."
Jason: "Ah, that makes sense."
Professor Oak: "The Questers know these objects well... ...the ones I knew, anyway..."
Kaine: "Those spells they occasionally talked about?"
Professor Oak: "It's up to you. Only you could think of the proper items... just like the evil versions only worked for the enemies when Questers fell for their trapped nature."
Mewtwo: "Thank you, Oak. I will keep this handy."
Metal Man (GM): Oak walks off, and Mewtwo moves the slots into storage.
Mewtwo: "Multiple objectives have come to mind. Some of them are mine, some of them are yours. Some of them you may have to bring up to me. Since we are a team, and I am merely a moderator, I will simply let you know what you need to know. Beyond that, you may do whatever you want. Except for telling Red Text about the combiner. It is to be kept secret, because otherwise there may be ways for it to go wrong that Evil Wolfman or anyone Red Text accidentally leaks it to could figure out."
Jason: *Nods.*
Kraela: "Paranoia first, got it."
Mewtwo: "Red Text himself may also become tempted to use it himself. He already has enough technological inroads to our data. Now... the objectives, in no specific order."
Kenku: *I see. hmm... I couldn't disagree there. He probably try to suppliment the satellite with it.*
Mewtwo: "Borne is dead. I think he might be of use to us alive. You found a beacon giving us his location. Acquiring a way to get to him would be required. Then, find out what happened and revive him. The item combiner requires three items of good purity or at least raw power to function. If you have any ideas of what to use in there, feel free to suggest it, and we can go after them."
Kesu: "My brush is made from pheonix feathers..."
Mewtwo: "Razor and Captain N and the others remain at large. Ed Glukkon claims Evil Wolfman may have missed a facility of his. It's probably a trap, but if you want to see what is going on with Nintendus, we might cautiously try to sneak in the back door. The Alternate Questers are also at large. Red Text may know something about them. I would trust him as far as they are concerned, at least."
Kenku: "Hmm... maybe the Masked Salesman would have a mask of use."
Mewtwo: "If he was on this planet, yes."
Kaine: "The who?"
Kesu: "Huh?"
Mewtwo: "Red Text's databases, which he let us use, indicate he left for another dimension. Ironically, he may have gone to Nintendus."
Jason: "Oh, huuuuh."
Mewtwo: "You could try to find him there, again, at great peril. But perhaps great reward. Those are all the things I am aware of. We can do those, or you can figure something else out. My plan is to find the objects for the combiner and then seek yet more allies, until we have enough to destroy Evil Wolfman outright."
Kenku: "A Merchant on Alsa who worked with us during the time before the recreation. He is the maker of my ancients mask that lets me transform by the way."
Mewtwo: "We of Nintendus know of him too. There is only one of him and he travels between dimensions."
Kaine: "Oh..." *Shrug* "I'd say let's find the Alternate Questers, personally."
Mewtwo: "Unfortunately, he probably went to Nintendus, thinking you would be there."
Kenku: "Hmm... that is true... um... when you say Alternate Questers... do you mean others that are like Evil Wolfman?"
Kraela: "Do we have any leads on him besides 'probably on Nintendus'?"
Mewtwo: "The Mask Salesman? No, unfortunately. The Alternate Questers are unlike the Questers, in that most of them appear to be good. ...Some of them are also original Questers who were lost and joined them."
Kaine: "They are the ones who were summoned by Ed to defend his alternate stadium."
Mewtwo: "They include a Metal Man who appears to not be out of his mind. Unfortunately, Evil Wolfman tricked us into alienating them. They were last seen in the Time Cop realm, but only Red Text would know how to get there. Though I figure you could safely get his help with that. I just don't want him messing with the Item Combiner."
Kaine: "Well, maybe we should go ask him, then."
Jason: *Shrugs* "It seems like a good option."
Mewtwo: "He is next door. You can ask him. I will stay here."
Kaine: *Nods and heads next door then.*
Metal Man (GM): You head there. Red Text is busy shaking his head and sipping tea.
Red Text: "That cold cat hasn't changed, has he?"
Jason: *Follows.*
Kraela: "Hey, Red. We need your help."
Kaine: "I... guess not..." *Shrugs* "I haven't known him long enough to know."
Kesu: *Follows, watching Red Text.*
Kenku: "Problems with allies does that to people unfortunately RT." *Kenku says as he walks in as well.*
Red Text: "I figured you would. Mewtwo wouldn't take it if he was dying. He was dying earlier, too--dead, actually. Of course, since he was dead, he couldn't refuse the help you gave him. What can I do for you, then?"
Jason: "We were thinking about teaming up with the Alternate Questers, and Mewtwo believes you might be able to help us find them."
Red Text: "Yes, they generally live in the Time Cop area. Normally I'd say that would be asking for a Time Cop war, but it's clear they're asleep at the switch. Of course it's just easier to contact their communication systems anyway... So I guess you're waiting for me to try? Because I will."
Kraela: "We'd be grateful."
Metal Man (GM): He types things in.
Jason: *Nods.*
Metal Man (GM): Eventually you get a hazy image of... Metal Man. With a top hat. And more elegant looking armor.
Metal Man?: "Well hello there. What's going on in your neck of the woods?"
Red Text: "Evil Wolfman taking over Nintendus, killing people, trying to chase people here as well."
Metal Man?: "How lovely."
Red Text: "The Questers are here. Er... Brawlers. They wanted to talk to you, I guess."
Metal Man?: "Oh, well then. Hello Brawlers, I'm Metal Man, soldier of fortune. What do you have in mind, eh?"
Jason: "We're hoping to form an alliance with you and your group, to tackle Wolfman together."
Metal Man?: "Well, that may be in the cards, if you help right some wrongs. Some of you, or maybe it was just Questers, came by and wrecked our headquarters, then let Evil Wolfman in to take it over. Now the Time Cops have it and we still don't have anywhere to be. And no, we cannot live in your Stadium. Or on Alsa. Neither of those are conducive to productivity, you know."
Jason: *Nods* "Thaaat destruction wasn't by design."
Kraela: "So you want us to clean out your old HQ so you can stay there again?"
Metal Man?: "You'd have to fight Time Cops to do that... Not sure if you'd be up to that."
Kenku: "Im guessing you want help with construction of a new one?"
Metal Man?: "I just need a location, mostly. We have our ways of making a place home."
Kesu: "Hmm... it sort of sucks not knowing as many places as the rest of the group..."
Kenku: "I see... hmm... well there is one possibility off the top of my head, but I don't know if its Idea"
Metal Man (GM): Red Text brings up a map. It shows Alsa, the moon orbiting Alsa, Nintendus off in the distance...
Red Text: "There really aren't many options."
Kraela: "Why don't we ask Mr. Ultimate Mind?"
Jason: "Might be our best option."
Red Text: "I'm unsure how useful he would be."
Kenku: "Actually... how bad of condition is the old HQ in?"
Metal Man (GM): Red Text shows an image of a dilapidated building with broken windows, cobwebs, and wild animals living in it.
Metal Man?: "That's on Alsa though. I'm not sure how long we'd go without having to fight crazy people."
Red Text: "The area is depopulated of people."
Metal Man?: "I guess that might be an option..."
Jason: "Perhaps, if you don't mind it."
Kaine: *Nods* "It'd be the most useful place I can think of."
Kenku: "As I said, not ideal, but it is an option, as it did house the Alsa squad for a time."
Kesu: "We can always liven and fix it up some."
Metal Man?: "I guess it will have to do. We'll take care of it then."
Kaine: "All right."
Metal Man?: "What kind of help do you think we'll be against this Evil Wolfman, anyway? We only managed to barely seal him, and you know how that turned out."
Kaine: "You know more about him than we do. You've dealt with him before."
Jason: "Right, but you plus us... that should about double the size of the alliance."
Metal Man?: "I guess so. Well, for now, we'll be working on just moving in. Thanks, I guess." *Click.*
Red Text: "We'll have to wait until we can contact them again... now what?"
Kenku: "Has the Mask Salesman moved his Lighthouse?"
Red Text: "He's not in this realm at all, so definitely. So..." *He twiddles his fingers*
Jason: "You still thinking about paying him a visit?"
Metal Man (GM): A few moments pass; the screen shows the Alternate Questers settling in to their new location.
Kaine: "All right then, let's go see if we can find him."
Red Text: "He would probably be in Nintendus, but to find him would be rather perilous."
Jason: "Is there any device that can track Wolfman's location? I know we used to have that UFO tracked for a while..."
Red Text: "Well, Evil Wolfman by definition is a massive point of darkness, detectable by anything which scans for that."
Jason: "Okay! That's definitely a start!"
Red Text: "So one of these would be able to tell you where he is just by checking for a massive, world-endingly bad cluster of evil."
Metal Man (GM): He hands you a PDA device.
Kenku: "Well in the end he is mostly an option for what we are trying to do. Do you all know of any sort of legendary artifact of purity or light or any legends of such?"
Red Text: "I know of the Pure Element, which was last owned by... ...Sloan."
Jason: *Takes a look, turns it on, and sees if anything pops up.*
Red Text: "Sloan is in another dimension though... you'd have to contact the SGC for that."
Metal Man (GM): Nothing pops up here, but it'd detect the great evil on Nintendus.
Kaine: *Sighs* "And how good of terms are we with THEM?"
Metal Man (GM): At this distance you can't tell where.
Kenku: "Mehh... I wouldn't want to mess with that can of worms in my experience"
Red Text: "Decent enough, with the SGC, but you'd have to go to Angel Island and ask Tails to talk to them."
Jason: "Well, it definitely knows he's there... just not sure how much you want to push it after that." *Turns it off for now.*
Kesu: "So many places..." *@.!*
Kaine: "Think Tails would know any powerful artifacts we could use?"
Red Text: "He knows of them, yes. I also know there are other powerful artifacts on Alsa... just not where. Tails might know where, on the other hand."
Kraela wanders to a corner and sits down. "Just let me know when a decision has been made."
Kenku: "That sounds like a reasonable option."
Kaine: "So, let's talk to Tails, then."
Jason: "I'm down."
Red Text: "Well... you can use your ship then, of course."
Metal Man (GM): Your ship is, of course, docked to the Stadium, just a door or two away.
Kaine: "All right!" *Holds out a hand to Krae* "Ready to go?"
Kraela: *She takes his hand and lets herself be lifted to her feet.* "I just hope this mission is more interesting than our last one."
Jason: "Uhhh, okay Kenku." *Follows in and takes the helm.*
Metal Man (GM): You have control of the ship, and knowledge of the location too. All you have to do is take off.
Kraela goes in and takes a seat. "Not a half bad idea..." *she says, looking at Kenku.*
Metal Man (GM): So, ready for takeoff, Jason?
Kaine: "No promises." *Heads for the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): You land there. All is boring and non-chaotic. Tails comes out to meet you.
Kraela: "Hi again."
Tails: "Hello. So, what's up today, guys?"
Kaine: "Hi, Tails."
Kenku: "Hey Tails. We were wondering if you could help us on a worldly matter."
Kraela: "We're looking for items of unimaginable good or raw power."
Jason: "Yeah, we believe you might know some things about legendary artifacts here or something? Powerful stuff."
Tails: "Well, it seems those keep coming up all the time, these days, so I can help you. Well, I know a lot of things which won't work for that... chaos emeralds..." *Shudder* "...Alsa has many powerful artifacts that work as spells. One of your old allies was looking for them a while ago."
Kenku: "Old Allies?"
Tails: "Aribar. GUN has Energia in its hands. You won't be getting it from them, though. Sloan has Pure Energy... or at least, that's the only way his ships keep working... The Arbiter's device had Time Reversal powers, but it was stolen by Time Cops..."
Kraela: "And nobody has a sense of imagination when it comes to naming items of power..."
Kenku: "Hmm... interesting. I haven't seen him in ages." *Kenku says before listening more* "What of items of purity?"
Kaine: "I think the Arbiter's Device was named after the person who owned it."
Jason: "Heh."
Tails: "The Divining Rod artifact was the Dyne Oracle statue combination, which were all destroyed... Godly Protect was once a sentient artifact... I think it's at the bottom of the ocean now, somewhere... Antimatter Beam also got thrown somewhere when its owner exploded... Nullus and Armageddon are rather evil. I doubt you'd want them. That's about all the ones I know of."
Jason: "No, I don't think I'd want them either."
Kenku: "What do you mean by 'its owner exploded'?"
Kraela: "So basically, we either search blindly or piss someone off, right?"
Tails: *Looks down* "More or less."
Kaine: "Great... sounds like fun."
Jason: "As long as we escape with the goods."
Tails: "All I can say is Sloan is a bit of a mercenary. You might be able to 'borrow' his help."
Kenku: "I don't know about Sloan... The last time I remember dealing with him was not pretty at all."
Tails: "He's very sketchy, yes."
Kraela: "I liked GUN," *Kraela mused.* "Very short temper, very fun."
Kaine: *Snickers* "You would. Maybe we can go see if they're willing to let us borrow their item."
Kesu: "Would anyone else know about extra artifacts?"
Tails: "Well, Carrington, maybe, but probably not. Carrington doesn't deal in too many magical artifacts, but he has technology."
Kraela: "Let's put it to a vote, then. Who wants to go find this Carrington guy?"
Tails: "...He is right next door."
Jason: "Heh, I'll walk over."
Kesu: "Then lets go there now, at least it's the easiest option."
Kenku: "Perfectly fine with that."
Tails: "After that... you could try contacting the SGC. The warp to them is in the cave up there." *He points to a cave up some steps, in the near distance.*
Kaine: "Uh... what they said."
Metal Man (GM): Carrington Institute is right next door, so you can go check that place out now.
Jason: *And so he walks in.*
Kraela: "Remind me why some of us can't contact the SGC while the others talk to Carrington?"
Kaine: "We can... Come on, Krae." *Heads for the warp to SGC.*
Kenku: "I have no problem with contacting SGC... I just think trying to get Pure from Sloan a bad idea at best."
Metal Man (GM): Well, you asked for it. Begin the confusion.
Kraela hesitates. "Mercenaries are tricky bastards..."
Metal Man (GM): Carrington walks over to see Jason and whoever followed him, presumably Kenku.
Kesu: *followed too.*
Daniel Carrington: "Hello. I haven't seen you for a while."
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile, Kraela and Kaine walk over to the Stargate. Pressing one button should do the trick to opening it...
Kenku: *Shrugs* "A pleasure to meet you again Dr. Carrington... and yeah, between most of the team being cast to the winds and me working for RT it has been some time."
Kraela: *She presses a button.*
Kaine: *Presses da button*
Metal Man (GM): The Stargate begins to encode chevrons.
Kaine: *Watches it, as he's never seen this thing before either.*
Daniel Carrington: "So... just visiting, or have something in mind?"
Metal Man (GM): The Stargate continues until it has 7 digits encoded, then encodes an 8th one. Probably for what dimension. It has some weird other stuff on it helping to make it do that. The Carrington Institute is a post-futuristic lounge with stairs and two glass elevators. It's minimalistic and has multiple doors, too. And guards, in blue armor. The Stargate lights up, then makes a loud WHOOSH noise as it creates a portal of some kind. Shortly after, a small robot emerges from the portal, and raises a camera at Kaine.
???: *R* "Hello. Who's there? Haven't gotten an incoming wormhole from this coordinate in a long time."
Jason: *Just gives Carrington a casual wave.*
Kenku: "Well, we are need of a little help with a search. Were looking for items of purity to help us deal with a problematic individual."
Jason: *Nods.*
Kesu: "Purity or even just possibly powerful."
Daniel Carrington: "Purity... hmmm... I don't have much on that front. Only alien technology of vast power."
Kaine: "Uh... hi there? I'm Kaine... Who... who am I speaking to?"
Daniel Carrington: "There's a Cetan megaship just out of reach, floating out there... I suspect it has enough power to destroy an entire planet, and no one has found it... but none of our ships can reach it."
Kaine: *Isn't entirely sure if it's actually the robot speaking or if it's being remote controlled by someone.*
Jason: "Ah... have these weapons been affiliated with evil though?"
Jack O'Neill: *R* "Well, this is Jack O'Neill of Stargate Command. Who the hell are you?"
Daniel Carrington: "No. The Cetan were an ancient race... these weapons were presumably not used for evil. It was the Skedar who wanted to use them for evil, but no Skedar are in this dimension."
Kaine: "I'm Kaine of the... uh..." *Shrugs* "Questers, I guess..."
Jack O'Neill: *R* "Really? You guys have changed. All right, what's going on?"
Jason: "Hmm. So anything else besides the ship worthy of interest?"
Kraela: "We're looking for powerful items. That aren't evil. Any thoughts?"
Kaine: *Looks at Krae* "Uh... yeah, what she said. We'd heard that someone in your dimension... uh, a Sloan? might have something that would fit what we need."
Jack O'Neill: "Well, what do you think we are, a weapon's warehouse? We have all kinds of equipment, but we aren't just going to give it to you. I mean, those last people on your team were of the sort to shoot their feet off if you gave them the wrong kind of gun. I'm going to need a pretty good reason to send anything your way."
Kraela: "Well, we are trying to save the world."
Daniel Carrington: "Nothing besides the ship, I'm afraid. Most of the good information is held hostage by GUN."
Kaine: "Two worlds, actually. Once that Evil Wolfman is done in Nintendus, he'll come here probably."
Jack O'Neill: "So you want Sloan's device? Well, we wanted it too. Then he warped to a series of coordinates we still can't access. I can send you the coordinates, if you're crazy enough to chase him there."
Kenku: "I see. What's been going on with GUN by the way?"
Kraela: "Sounds like fun."
Jack O'Neill: "I'll have to get some evidence this is truly the world-endangering problem you mention. I can't count how many times we've been fooled by people like Sloan."
Kaine: "... We'll take the coordinates, but I don't know if we will fare any better than you... Why couldn't you follow, anyway?"
Jack O'Neill: "It was too far away. Far outside the gate system. If you can get there, we don't really mind if you make a mess. It isn't in our jurisdiction by a long shot."
Metal Man (GM): He gives you the coordinates.
Kaine: "... Oh... Well, we'll see what we can do, then."
Daniel Carrington: "Their leader mysteriously died, most likely by Time Cop hands."
Kaine: *Writes down/takes the coordinates.*
Kraela: "Thanks, Jack. You're good people."
Daniel Carrington: "Their new leader is more in line with Time Cop priorities--he's after the Echidna and the Mushroom Kingdom. He doesn't care about Sloan."
Jack O'Neill: "Well you're welcome. I know I might seem suspicious, but you have no idea how many crazy alien nutjobs have fooled us. If you can mess up Sloan, more power to you. Talk to you later."
Metal Man (GM): The robot goes back into the portal, and the portal closes.
Jason: "Right..."
Kraela: "Back down the hill?"
Daniel Carrington: "Now... while you're here... maybe you could help me... This person is one of them."
Metal Man (GM): He gives Jason an image of Panzer.
Daniel Carrington: "They're looking for something. The Time Cops are trying to manipulate this world again. I want you, if you find her, to stop her."
Kaine: "Right... Let's go see what the others are up to."
Daniel Carrington: "And ask what happened to Borne."
Kraela: *She starts down the steps.* "It's amazing how so many people with useful information are within walking distance of each other."
Jason: "Ah, right."
Kaine: "Yeah, this place is very useful. I'm surprised that the original Questers didn't have a base here."
Jason: "That's going to be an interesting task. Hopefully we can take care of it, sir."
Kesu: "What did the old Questers do anyhow? Sounds like they just caused a lot of problems."
Daniel Carrington: "Only recently. I'm not entirely sure what the circumstances were. She's been sighted everywhere Time Cop activity has occurred. If you can even just disable her warping device, we'd be a lot safer."
Kenku: "Hmm... Id like the talk to her first if I can, but ok I think we can do that. One question although... do you think the ship you spoke of is in a close enough orbit to be reached by our ship?"
Daniel Carrington: "I'm not sure--I can't tell how capable your ship is. It is rather far out there..."
Kenku: "I see... hmm... would there be any way possibly in return for the favor to retrofit it to be capable?"
Daniel Carrington: "If we had the technology, we'd have already gone there ourselves. Cetan weaponry is very, very dangerous... Only the SGC can get that far, but they're busy fighting wars of their own."
Kenku: "I see."
Metal Man (GM): Kraie and Kaine could join the others at the Carrington Institute, or wait at the ship.
Jason: "Right."
Kaine: *Heads for Jason and the others at Carringtons, cuz why not.*
Kraela hesitates before going to the Institute. "I really don't want to talk to a tech guy. Can't we wait at the ship, sweetie?"
Daniel Carrington: "That's about all I know, unfortunately. What is the threat, anyway?"
Kenku: "Ever heard of Evil Wolfman?"
Kaine: *Pauses* "Yeah, sure, we can do that."
Daniel Carrington: "No, that name sounds completely ridiculous."
Jason: "Well, him threatening Alsa is more likely than you think."
Daniel Carrington: "What is he capable of?"
Jason: "The usual evil stuff. Destroying things without batting an eyelash, vaporizing Brawlers to dust... the works."
Daniel Carrington: "That's not normal. Clearly, he must be an advanced alien of some sort, possessing supernatural technology."
Kenku: "As far as I know, disabiling of one of Nintendus's strongest individuals, and the destruction of the Realm's stadium, not to mention deflecting an attack from a weaponized limo."
Daniel Carrington: "Send us what data you have when you get back to your base. I can try and figure out what he is using to power this kind of destructiveness. If he is similar to the Cetan, then the Cetan ship's weapons may be one of your only hopes. I can also talk to the SGC about possibly using our Stargate to trap him in a black hole... I'll get back to you on that."
Jason: "Suck him into a black hole? Neat."
Kenku: "I'll do that... also, has there been any pattern to the Time Cop incidents?"
Daniel Carrington: "All I can say is anything related to Time Cop technology has vanished recently. Normally I'd applaud this, but now we have this Evil Wolfman. Such technology would be key in destroying him, if he is truly a super-advanced being."
Jason: "I thought the incidents were partially related to Wolf..."
Kenku: "Huh... interesting. Are there any major places where equipment is still untouched?"
Daniel Carrington: "Yes--the Time Cop ship--and now you have it, since you and Red Text apparently looted it. Be on the lookout--you may be their next target."
Jason: "Ohhhh man. Get ready, folks."
Kenku: "Us, why? Umm... excuse me" *he says and walks out to make sure no one's trying to pull "Grand theft spaceship"*
Daniel Carrington: "You possess Judge Dredd's ship's devices. They are not Time Cop warp devices, but if they are truly taking all of their technology back, they may want it back as well."
Jason: "Right..."
Metal Man (GM): The space ship is safe currently, inhabited by a very bored Kraela and Kaine.
Kaine: *Sitting in the pilot's seat, bored to death* "You know... this is the only bad thing about splitting up..."
Kraela: "We saved some time. It's not my fault they take forever."
Daniel Carrington: "Yes. They can warp in at any time, then lie to your face. Don't trust them. Shoot them, then shoot them again. We just don't have enough firepower at the moment..."
Jason: *Chuckles* "Not a bad idea."
Kenku: "I see. Welp, thanks for the help, and it was a plasure to see you again." *he says with a hand out for a shake before he shuffles off.*
Daniel Carrington: *Shakes the hand* "You're welcome, hope to see you again soon."
Metal Man (GM): He also shuffles off, to his office.
Kaine: "That's true."
Jason: "Thank you, sir!" *Heads back to the ship.*
Metal Man (GM): The endless chat over, you can now go to your ship.
Kaine: *Sitting in the seat, half asleep by now* "Well... apparently Sloan has located himself on a distant dimension that the SGC guys can't get to. We have the coordinates if we want to pursue that avenue."
Jason: "An option if we must..."
Metal Man (GM): You may now return to the satellite/HQ.
Kaine: "Anywhere else or we heading back to base?"
Kenku: "Well in talking to Carrington, we found a couple possible options. Among them there is a old ship wreck out in orbit. Possibly too far for the current ship specifications although. He advised talking to SGC about it. He also said SGC had some sort of blackhole creator, although that option to me is rather risky."
Kaine: "Yeah, that doesn't sound good."
Jason: "Personally, I like the idea of the super ship. Just watch out, Kaine, the Time Cops might be looking to attack THIS one sometime."
Kenku: "That was the other thing I was going to talk about. It seems the time cops have been trying to take their stuff back, and this ship may be on their *gimme* list. Further more there may be an old teammate of mine helping with the raids."
Kaine: "Oh, great..." *Sighs and starts the ship up, heading back for HQ, unless anyone wants to go somewhere else.*
Kenku: "At the very least we will have to setup guard watch to make sure no one tries to warp in and snatch it, although he has asked us if we could possibly attempt to disable the teleportation device she has been using."
Metal Man (GM): You head to HQ. Hmmm... Your ship can't fly out there, but the new MMS/Quester HQ "Ship" around HQ looks to be equipped to go out there. Maybe you can visit the wreck next session.
Kenku: "That's all I got... anyway, I'm gonna nap the rest of the way back."
Kaine: *Looking at Kenku* "Right..." *Pilots the ship into the garage.*
Metal Man (GM): You park in the garage, and... +2 EXP to Kaine, Jason, Kraela and Kesu; +1 EXP to Kenku. This simple backstory-building session is over. More fighting to be had... next session.
Jason: "Well, I don't mind trying to manage all this... seems like a lot of fighting, lot of watching, just hanging in there."
Kaine: "Yeah, we just need to get one or two of these possibilities to work out."
Jason: *Nods.*
Kraela: "I'd rather get three, personally."
Kaine: "Yeah. So would I, but from what I understand of the way this world works, that'd be pushing it."
Jason: "Any success right now would be a good one."
Kraela: "There are times when successes are bad?"
Jason: "No, but I'm just agreeing with Kaine."
Kaine: *Nods* "We'll take all the success we can get."
Kraela: "Yeah, I know. Now, if you don't mind me, I need to get home and clean up for a date. Seeya."
Jason: "Heh. I think we can pull this off, Kaine."
Kaine: "So do I. It won't be easy, but we can definitely do it."
Metal Man (GM): Le Intro: The Brawlers and their Quester friends checked out what was up in the universe. They found little information except their need for powerful artifacts to defeat Evil Wolfman. On the way they discovered Sloan was very hard to get a hold of, Panzer was a Time cop (and potentially their enemy), and the nearest useful artifact was on an abandoned Cetan Ship, on the edge of the current star system. Everyone's at the Assembly room again, as Mewtwo mans the controls. Continuation.
Mewtwo: "Professor Oak and Dr. Light have finished installing the parts you got, with the help of Mack and Red Text."
Jason: "Excellent."
Mewtwo: "We will be visiting this ship on the edge of the universe... using the equipment we obtained from those ships. The MMS plan has become a reality. It was meant to be a contingency plan... let's hope we don't have to use it too much. Of course, I do not believe in the name 'MMS', as it was coined by Yurie. She tried to upstage me."
Kraela: "What does MMS mean?"
Mewtwo: "This ship shall be known as the Space Stadium. After all, you Brawlers are now effectively Questers... in space. It meant Mobile Melee Stadium. Which is a lame name."
Kaine: *Walks in a bit late... as usual...*
Kraela: "Welcome to the show. Glad you didn't miss it."
Mewtwo: "The Space Stadium will now commence flight towards the downed ship."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo activates the ship's thrusters as it de-couples from Red Text's ship.
Mewtwo: "Move to Warp 1, engage."
Jason: "Nice!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship speeds up, and you see stars streaking by outside the windows.
Kaine: *M* "Well, this seems familiar..."
Mewtwo: "This would have been far more difficult, had it not been for my cybernetic 'upgrades.' I possess the means to control the entire ship with my mind. That means you will be able to focus on doing your jobs in the meantime."
Jason: "Sounds great!"
Mewtwo: "While some of you might jump at the chance to control an entire flying building, it is probably too dangerous a task to do by hand."
Kraela: "Not my thing anyways. What're we doing?"
Dragoshi: "Yeah... And it's best not to take too many risks, anyway."
Editor's Note: Oops, left in Demon saying a line that Kaine said here. Well this Editor's note will let me lazily fix it without changing the even/oddness of these log bars! Hooray hackish fixes!
Kaine: "Scavenging a derelict ship, apparently, Krae."
Mewtwo: "You have been on a Quester ship before, Dragoshi. How would you compare the SS to that useless Q.S. vessel you were on?"
Dragoshi: "Well, seeing as we don't have a cursed 4 button to worry about. I think we're already off to a much better start."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo casually turns on a screen showing the destination and begins scanning the wrecked ship on its way there.
Mewtwo: "Yes. There will be no buttons which mean death in Japanese."
Jason: "Okay then..."
Kaine: "That sounds like a good thing."
Kraela: "I'm not even going to ask."
Mewtwo: "Especially not for people to waste their time 'voting' for missions. The proper mission will be chosen by consensus, or in this case, we will rely on the consensus you achieved earlier. And all of our mechanics are Stadium approved, known quantities."
Dragoshi: "Then again the lack of other non-ship-based ridiculousness is also a plu- Yes. Exactly. Like that."
Mewtwo: "Who I will not hesitate to murder if they become like that 'Glyph' I read about. Or fire, if they turn into a non-holographic Garrick."
Kaine: "Gar... oh, that guy we met the other day?"
Mewtwo: "Yes. Imagine a real version, with a gun, who threatens to kill you for touching his coffee by accident."
Jason: *Twitch.*
Mewtwo: "I exaggerate, but sometimes that was almost the reality. He was actually a decent mechanic though. Unlike Glyph, who was a traitor, who needed to be executed."
Kaine: "That almost sounds like that Metal Man we met on Alsa..."
Dragoshi: "Pretty much, yeah. That, and Glyph was just a trainwreck."
Mewtwo: "...This does remind me. Brawlers, you have done well. No infighting, no betrayal... and the one time Metal Man almost fooled you, you knew not to trust him."
Dragoshi: "Just... yeesh."
Jason: "Well, you did pretty much hardwire that in to us, boss."
Mewtwo: "Yes. I made sure to do that. Constitutions... trials... punishment missions... all of the leaders before me were naive. Exiling the Ninja to Alsa was the best way to show I meant business. So, with that out of the way, I am picking up signals on the ship. Few of them are good. The main entryway has a sentry gun on it. You'll have to take it out. Beyond that is... a large obstruction. The ship has multiple large holes in it. It has been sitting there for thousands of years..."
Kaine: "Great... do we get to wear space suits or something for this then?"
Jet: "The Sentry gun is active still?"
Mewtwo: "It is active. The ship is still active to an extent. We have space suits, yes. Special ones developed by Dr. Light."
Kaine: "... Not the MTAs again..."
Mewtwo: "Hah, like I'd allow something that useless to be made standard equipment. No."
Kaine: *Sighs with relief.*
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his fingers and opens a compartment, and a series of... round, thick discs with a glowing B logo in the center rise up and float before each of you.
Mewtwo: "These are force field-based suits. They generate and contain a breathable atmosphere."
Kraela takes hers and examines it. "How do we get them to work?"
Mewtwo: "...Of course, you will take more damage when hit, due to momentary loss of shielding, but you will have absolutely no impairment to attacking with them."
Kaine: *Takes his as well.*
Mewtwo: "You stick them right below your neck--that way most of the oxygen is around your head."
Jason: "Alright then..." *Takes his* "Sounds like a good plan."
Kaine: "..." .oO(right below my neck? Ugh, hope this thing doesn't backfire...) *puts it on.*
Mewtwo: "Beware--two or three direct, intentional hits to them may knock them off. If this happens in an area without atmosphere, you will have only a minute or two to get them back on. The process used to initiate you Brawlers renders you vacuum-tolerant but not for long."
Kraela: *She sticks the disk just below her collar bone.* "Like this?"
Mewtwo: "Yes."
Jason: *Follows suit and puts his on.*
Mewtwo: "They have enough power to last one day, and are EMP-proof, as they are magical in power origin. Dr. Light reverse-engineered the energy behind Link's tunics to make them work. Ganondorf is not likely to be found, so you need not fear of someone reversing or removing the energy."
Kaine: *Nods.*
Mewtwo: "It shouldn't be that big of an issue, as you will mostly be dealing with dumb automated turrets and... crawling through wreckage. Now, your goal. This is not like a usual mission--you will not be wandering blindly. In fact, I have a path for you to stick to."
Jet: "They shouldn't have any issue with flame should they?"
Mewtwo: "No. Except for, again, if you are hit by flames, it will damage you."
Kraela: "So, a path?"
Jason: "Alright, I can go with all that."
Mewtwo: "You will go forward... take out the security turret... crawl underneath a pile of wreckage... go right... jump over a hole I have detected... then begin disassembling the large, glowing assembly inside. I will be docking as close to the object as possible."
Kaine: "Sounds fairly simple..."
Mewtwo: "You are to destroy any threats which get in your way, although if they are too powerful to kill in any sensible amount of time, you are to flee with the object. The object is the highest priority. Do not waste time fighting that which you cannot kill readily. The security system may attempt to stop you. Destroy anything it puts in your way."
Kraela: "That goes without saying, boss."
Mewtwo: "So you'd think, but Questers have messed that up before. You have no idea what stupidity they are capable of. You are better than them, mentally, though. I don't expect you to do what they did. So, everyone understand? No one lost as to what we are doing? If anyone else wishes to join you, I will brief them."
Kraela: "I've got it."
Jet: "Sounds pretty clear to me."
Kaine: "Let's go!"
Mewtwo: "Very well. We shall commence the mission."
Jason: *Waits for a signal to start running.*
Metal Man (GM): He would gesture to the control panel, then dock the ship.
Mewtwo: "The ship is docked."
Jason: "Thank you!"
Mewtwo: "Remember, it is a turret. It cannot see everywhere."
Metal Man (GM): He points to a door on the side--the one that once went out into warps.
Mewtwo: "You may go through there... good luck."
Kaine: "How far inside the door is the turret?"
Dragoshi: "Right."
Mewtwo: "Ten, twenty feet. It's guarding the next door in."
Kaine: "Right... so it'll see us as soon as we open this one."
Dragoshi: "Okay. Just need to figure out what its' line of sight is, then."
Mewtwo: "I'm not sure either. You should be able to figure it out once you get inside."
Kaine: *Nods and opens the door.*
Metal Man (GM): *SHOOMP* It opens into a dreary, poorly lit wreckage-strewn room. This was once a nice, green-lit passageway.
Jason: *Keeps his distance just a bit to not attract too much attention to the turret.*
Kraela: "I'm liking this mission already."
Metal Man (GM): Now instead the floor is covered in busted girders and parts of the wall supports.
Kaine: *Scans the area ahead for the turret, while carefully stepping over the debris.*
Metal Man (GM): A ways ahead is the turret, which is scanning the ground in front of the door ahead. It is pointed downwards diagonally and moving in a semicircle. It is some freaky quasi-organic space turret.
Jason: *Cautiously walks in and checks the distance between him and the turret.*
Metal Man (GM): You can get right up to it, though obviously it'd begin firing.
Kaine: *Wonders if he can take it out with a grenade...*
Metal Man (GM): You're at a pile of wreckage which is about 10 feet from it. The turret is in the ceiling... but there's cracks in the walls everywhere.
Jason: "Hang on, Kaine..."
Metal Man (GM): The supports, which once held the walls together, are now mostly on the ground in a mess.
Kraela moves to the near corner and watches the sentry as it moves back and forth. "I think I can get to it..."
Jason: *Swings his keyboard around so he can play it, debating on whether or not to launch a shot at the turret from downtown.*
Kaine: "We should try to stay out of it's range if we can."
Metal Man (GM): Any ranged attack can take it from 10 feet, since we're running on less realistic rules than a sci-fi thing. It is a roof turret, too.
Jason: "Yeah, Kaine, I'm going for it."
Metal Man (GM): The ship groans a bit, as you stand around.
Kaine: "Go ahead Jason." *Prepares a fireball in case he misses.*
Metal Man (GM): It's definitely not 100% stationary.
Jason: "I'd love to." *Blasts an aura at the turret. He'll be Bach.*
Dragoshi: "Hm."
Jason: *Swing and a miss.* ._.
Metal Man (GM): Jason's bach instead hits the wall nearby, cracking it. You begin to hear whistling from the wall. The turret detects the incoming fireball. It spins around and is smacked before it can fire back. It is damaged, but not destroyed. It continues scanning for things to shoot.
Kaine: "Damn!" *Launches another quickly.*
Dragoshi: "I wonder..."
Metal Man (GM): It turns around, again too slow. It blows up from the fireball, then Jet's starts a fire on the ceiling. The ceiling is now burning and smoke is filling the area.
Dragoshi: "...Well."
Kaine: "Huh... Anyone got some water magic to douse that?"
Metal Man (GM): Some of it is being sucked out the little crack that Bach made in the wall.
Dragoshi: "Someone might want to put that out."
Metal Man (GM): Who knew playing Bach on space ships was so dangerous?
Jason: "Well, Mewtwo said these suits are okay against fire..."
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm....
Kraela: "Looks like getting it sucked out into space works fine. Maybe making more holes will work."
Metal Man (GM): Jet fails to make the glowing ceiling campfire go away. The electrical fire throws sparks and hazardous smoke. Good thing you're wearing suits.
Kaine: *Tries to get to the door without getting burned.*
Metal Man (GM): However it is getting a bit hard to see in here... and the fire is beginning to spread. Kaine: That'd probably give you a new burnt hairdo if you did right now.
Jason: "Hmm..." *Tries Toccata and Fugue again, hoping that the aura can start smothering the flames and put the fire out.*
Metal Man (GM): Jet: Yes, but now there are two campfire-shaped bits of fire...
Kaine: "Gah..." *Backs off before he gets burned.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll this Toccatta of fire removal, Jason. Digi puts out the flames. He rips a hole in the ceiling ..Luckily, above this room is another one.
Jason: "Ugggghhhh... out of the fire and into the frying pan!"
Metal Man (GM): So all you get is the hilarious montage of the turret portion flying up into the next room... Then falling down into the ground of this one and poofing out. Leaving space debris everywhere. Man, this thing is old and fragile.
Kaine: "Uh... we may want to be careful where we shoot in the future..."
Metal Man (GM): The cracks continue whistling, but not enough to threaten you.
Kraela: "Let's just keep moving."
Metal Man (GM): The door ahead is shut. It has a pad to control it on the right.
Kaine: *Now heads through the door.*
Metal Man (GM): It was glowing when you first saw it.
Kaine: *Or not...*
Metal Man (GM): That electrical fire seems to have fried it now.
Jason: "Sure thing, Kraela." *Looks at the controls* "Ohhh great."
Kaine: *Taps the door, wondering how sturdy it is.*
Metal Man (GM): *Tap Tap* The door is solid.
Jason: "I wonder if we can repair the console if the door is too bulky to fix."
Kaine: "Well, it's not going to be the easiest thing to bring down..."
Metal Man (GM): The door was meant to stop intruders from breaking in this airlock...
Kaine: *Checks the wall aorund the door, wondering if they can go around it instead of through it.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. The wall is even more solid. These aliens built things to last. At least, doors and walls further inside. The hole into the upstairs is there, but Mewtwo said not to stray from the path... No such thing. All you have is that fried access panel sitting there before you.
Kaine: "Hmmmm..." *Wonders if it can be charged back up...*
Jason: "I'm going to see if I can repair it."
Kraela: "Somebody give me a boost, I want to see if it's possible to just hop over it."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would wonder. Wonder wonder wonder. Hm... not getting much info that way. It could be easy enough to get into the room above the one you're in.
Kaine: *Checks, to see if it's damaged or just out of power.*
Metal Man (GM): The panel's little 'touch to open' thing is no longer glowing. No signs of power on it. It doesn't seem to have been melted.
Jason: "You want to go for it, Kraela?"
Kaine: "Hmmm..." *Looks back at Kraela* "Hang on a second..." *Charges up his electric punch and sends a jolt to the pad.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. You don't aim very carefully and instead smash the cover off. You determine trying to energize the wires inside when they are still covered by their insulation won't work. Of course now you have ripped off the fancy pad and now just have two wires hanging out of the hole now. The two wires have leads on the end. They once connected into the now cracked pad on the floor. They are red and black.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Great... Go ahead, if you want, Krae, I'm going to try to get this thing powered back up."
Kraela: "Alright." *She starts trying to climb through the hole.*
Metal Man (GM): Slowly, Kraela climbs into the hole. Above is another dock like the one Mewtwo picked. The difference? The door in is buried in an endless pile of rubble... Some of it seemingly melted to it by laser fire.
Kaine: *Takes the insulation off the edges of the wires and tries to charge... what's left of the panel again.*
Metal Man (GM): The turret above is non-functional. Additionally, the air is much thinner up here... an inter-deck force field can be felt by Kraela from trying to climb through them.
Kraela: *She drops back down.* "Same problem, plus some extra."
Jason: "Hmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Demon lights up the wires. The door throws sparks and moves to the left... one inch. It then stops. You see smoke come from both sides of the door. Smells like burnt plastic.
Kaine: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Some stale air begins to come in too, from deeper inside.
Kraela: "I've got a lever, if it'd be useful."
Jason: "If we had to, I wonder if we can climb up, move forward about five feet and blast a hole in the floor that leads back to where this door takes us."
Kaine: "It might be, I'm not having much luck getting this thing powered up."
Kraela: "We can't."
Jason: "Dang!"
Metal Man (GM): There is an abundance of strong, would-be levers laying around on the floor you're on, due to that chaos.
Kaine: *Picks one up and tries to pry the doors farther apart.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. You pry it until it breaks--and until it becomes too wide to get a good purchase on. Nonetheless, you're done with that door. You can get in now. What a mess.
Kraela: "And he only mentioned the turret..."
Metal Man (GM): There is now... a massive pile of wreckage inside.
Kaine: *Heads in.*
Metal Man (GM): You have no idea what this room once was. It is also very low on oxygen.
Kraela: *She squeezes in after Jet.* "So we crawl under this?"
Metal Man (GM): Your suits would go into full power now, glowing with a light gray field around your bodies.
Jet: "Well this is a very damaged ship."
Metal Man (GM): The one problem is... to find where to crawl in to this mess. It's a mess of burnt building pylons, control consoles, and floor plating. A giant hole in the floor leads directly into space, as well.
Kaine: "Ugh... this is going to be harder than I thought..." *Kneels down, trying to find ANY space to crawl through.*
Metal Man (GM): The path is ahead... but the only way through is... where that hole is.
Jason: *Follows* "There's that vacuum..." *Checks the size of the hole.*
Metal Man (GM): There's a bunch of debris you can hang from over the hole. The control panel Jet dusts off is in an alien language. It is covered in bizarre gel pads that have dried up and were meant for some alien anatomy. Half of it has been lasered off--this ship took a direct hit from something. It has no power. The only lights in here are from the sun's reflection off a nearby object, radiating in through the hole in the floor.
Dragoshi: "Hm. Peculiar."
Kaine: *Starts trying to build a bridge over the vacuum with the debris.*
Metal Man (GM): A bridge to where? The debris is a solid wall on the other side of the vacuum... The only thing you can see is a small hole which is only accessible by climbing the debris to the other side... and then going under a very small opening. The debris is compacted together and hanging over the hole like monkey bars. Jumping between pieces is impossible, as it reaches to the ceiling.
Kaine: *Starts climbing toward the hole* "This is going to be a tight fit..."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would easily reach the hole, and see... junk in the way inside the hole. Not much, but it's in the way... for now, at least. It's rather warm down here, too... That reflected sun is toasty.
Kaine: *Sighs and tries to move the debris... seeing if it's wedged or if he can push or pull it out of the hole.*
Kraela: "For some," *Kraela admits. She sets her weapon on her shoulders so that she can climb over the hole without losing it. She waits for Kaine to get out of the way first, though- she couldn't guarantee its safety for long.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would begin digging out the debris. It would all go normally, except for something else in the hole.. ..something stuck to the floor inside it. Can't get a good enough purchase on it, while hanging, either... not enough room to get inside either... and shooting it might collapse the pile... On the other side of the hole. Kaine is facing it by hanging on the debris and looking forwards at the small passageway.
Kraela: "What's the hold-up?"
Metal Man (GM): Ah! You find lots of those... you find one easily. This place seems to be made out of poles and girders. It's a nice... 12 foot long one. These people don't believe in the decimal system.
Kaine: "Something's in the way... hang on..." *Pulls it out of the hole, if he can.*
Metal Man (GM): You find one of those too... a little bent. Can't get a good purchase on it; no go. Not without risking falling into space. It's really stuck in there.
Kaine: "... damn... it's stuck..." *Sighs.*
Jason: *Follows over.*
Kraela: "Want me to give it a shot?"
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would see a pole poke him and move towards the stuck debris. Jet would see he could easily shove the debris while standing on the ground with that pole.
Kaine: *Helps guide the pole toward the stuck debris.*
Metal Man (GM): It is crunched out with the pole. The way ahead is now clear. A bit of a squeeze, but clear. The junk has been pushed forward into a larger area a ways ahead...
Jason: *Follows again.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine, then Jet squeeze through. (Assuming Kaine doesn't plan on anything else.) Up ahead is a solitary room.
Kaine: *Heads on through.*
Metal Man (GM): It has a door to the left, and to the right! Both of them are unlocked. There's also one dead ahead. That one is powered on and locked.
Kraela sighs and crosses to join them. "You're all idiots, you know."
Metal Man (GM): It is also cockeyed, and you can see the wreckage where the door was behind you.
Jason: "Mewtwo said right."
Metal Man (GM): The right door sits there, the way in glowing.
Kraela: "Yep. Right it is, then." *She goes to open the appropriate door.*
Metal Man (GM): It slides open, then loses power. Grumble grumble. Good thing it's open wide enough for you to enter with.
Jason: *Heads to the right.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside is another long hallway, approaching something in the distance. Unfortunately, there is an absolutely cavernous hole in the floor, that extends for 30 feet long.
Kaine: *Sighs and shakes his head, following through.*
Metal Man (GM): The walls are intact... the ceiling over the hole looks to be sagging heavily and missing supports.
Kraela: "We were supposed to jump over this?"
Metal Man (GM): You have noticed the gravity being... kind of low... in this area... there is also more debris laying around in the short area before the mega-pit.
Kraela jumps straight up in the air to test the gravity.
Kaine: "Apparently..."
Metal Man (GM): It's at least half of Earth's, but you can tell you can't leap all the way across unaided by something. Still, it is rather floaty...
Jason: "Might need to make a run for it." *Checks the walls for things to grab on to.*
Metal Man (GM): As Brawlers, you do have double jumps, but that won't make the horizontal distance. The piece flies and, with your strength, Jet, makes it half-way across the pit before falling out. The room is lit by that sun again. The field darkens around your eyes to keep it from blinding you.
Kaine: *Looks for a shorter distance across the hole...*
Metal Man (GM): Shorter? Hard to tell, it's like you're inside a long boxcar. Yes. The ceiling is sagging and the walls are intact.
Kraela tries to figure out how far she can jump on her own.
Jason: *Does he find anything on the sides that they can use to grapple on to?*
Metal Man (GM): Probably also half-way across, unaided, just jumping from the edge. Jason would see more girders on the walls. The debris bounces off the wall, then makes it 75% of the way across. The wall is solid.
Kaine: *Looks to see if he can use the girders to bounce off of to get across, tossing a piece of debris at them.*
Jason: "Well, there are girders... if nothing else, you can keep grabbing onto those until you make it to the other end."
Metal Man (GM): More bouncing. The girders are on the walls, none on the bulging roof. It appears things can bounce between the walls, yes. The girders are spaced 5 feet apart.
Kaine: *Checks the girders to see if they can be climbed, or just jumped off of.*
Kraela sits down to watch the show.
Metal Man (GM): Either, Kaine. 8 feet wide.
Kaine: *Starts climbing across one of the girders* (assuming they run parallel to the wall, across the hole, of course...)
Jason: "I'm wishing right now..."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine starts climbing the girders across. One of them falls off along the way, leaving him a 10 foot gap to hop across, or do something about.
Kaine: *Grumbles and takes a leap of faith across the gap, trying to grab the next girder, or at least use it to hop across the rest of the way.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes, with this low gravity. You just saw Kraela leap that far. Dragoshi: The problem is that you'd hit only about half-way with jumps. Flying in this low-gravity on the other hand would allow you to cross the remaining distance easily--everything is all floaty here.
Dragoshi: "...Heheh. Simple enough."
Metal Man (GM): No, Kaine is stuck in the middle. A girder fell off as he went to get across. Leaving a 10 foot gap for him to hop, or 8 foot gap to get to the other side. Ah. Kaine hopped the gap, and then reached the other girder. He'd reach the other side before Dragoshi. Dragoshi and Kaine are now on the other side.
Kaine: *Finishes climbing across, then sits down to wait for the others.* "Hey, Krae, it's not that hard, come on!" *Smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): Wall jumping makes it easy as well, in this low-G environment.
Kraela: "I know that. Just waiting for all of you to get out of my way."
Metal Man (GM): Jet is now on the other side too.
Kraela: *She follows Jet in the same manner, jumping from wall to wall.*
Jason: *Checks the walls once Kraela's done jumping, making sure there isn't any more structural damage.*
Metal Man (GM): You're all across now... there's only minor wall structural damage, but wall jumping doesn't make it much worse. There's now another door. It says something in alien text... you can just open it, the alien text probably isn't important.
Kaine: "All right, let's continue..." *Opens the next door.*
Metal Man (GM): It opens, revealing a large glowing... Macguffin.
Dragoshi: "Let's."
Metal Man (GM): It's a sphere, inside a container of science-fiction quality, bolted into a massive machine. It has more gel controls and displays in alien language. The bolts are obvious and the only thing holding it in place.
Jet: "Must be the item Mewtwos looking for."
Kraela: "Disassembly time."
Kaine: "I'd assume so... Wonder what the quickest way to get it out of there is..."
Metal Man (GM): The bolts are on long threaded things... It was obviously made for being removed, but appears to have a lot of metal stuff holding it in place. It continues sitting there, glowing, as the four main bolts holding it there collect dust.
Jason: *Looks around for screwdrivers.*
Metal Man (GM): Screwdrivers... you'd need a huge one... and it'd be a crescent wrench, not a screwdriver.
Kaine: *Checks to see how hard it actually is to remove the bolts... and the other metal stuff...*
Metal Man (GM): Melting it would, ironically, probably make it MORE stuck. They're pretty solid, but they're so large you could rotate them with your hands.
Kaine: *Does so on the nearest bolt.*
Dragoshi: "Okay. Gonna try something that may be potentially dumb, but. Here goes."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine begins slowly removing the bolt. Dragoshi... also begins doing that. It's pretty simple. Kaine, then Dragoshi removes a bolt. Only two left.
Jason: *Takes a third.*
Metal Man (GM): That deals with the third one... and the fourth. Now it's just a really heavy thing held in place by four threaded poles.
Kaine: "Ok..." *Tries to move the really heavy thing...*
Metal Man (GM): Sort of like something you'd hold... well... a group of people would hold. One person alone can't lift it. It can only go up from where it is, too.
Kaine: "Great..." *Looks around for a way to lift it.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, you'll need at least one other person.
Kraela starts going to help, but hesitates. She wasn't very physically strong and would only be able to lend one hand.
Kaine: *Begins lifting it with Dragoshi's help.*
Metal Man (GM): It is lifted over the threads and is now free.
Kaine: .oO(Uh... how are we going to get it BACK through the debris field?!?)
Dragoshi: "Heh... Reminds of the one time I had to help carry a huge energy cell."
Metal Man (GM): ...That is a very good question.
Kaine: "Hey, guys... how are we going to get this to the ship?"
Jet: "Maybe we can ask Mewtwo to bring the ship around to the floor breach?"
Dragoshi: "...That is a very good question. Though yes, asking Mewtwo is a good idea."
Kaine: "Well... my hands are full... someone care to call him?"
Kraela: "That's probably our best bet." *She tries calling Mewtwo.*
Jason: "I'll rin--or, Kraela will."
Mewtwo: *R* "Hello. What is your progress?"
Kraela: "We found the item, but we can't get it back. Any chance you could bring the ship to the hole we had to jump over?"
Mewtwo: *R* "That sounds like a good idea. I think I will go to do that... give me a moment. This ship is too big to get in that area, but the smaller 'Sharp' will. I'm going to get Mack to fly it over. Give me a few minutes to figure it out."
Kraela: "Thanks, boss."
Dragoshi: "Understood."
Jason: "I like that."
Metal Man (GM): There is, thankfully. You'd hear the ships outside maneuvering into position.
Kaine: *Looks to Drag* "Well, think we should get moving toward the door?"
Dragoshi: "Of course."
Jason: "Sure."
Kaine: *Starts walking slowly toward the door.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk to the door with the device. You have it carried and everything.
Jason: *Helps them in with it as well.*
Metal Man (GM): A vehicle slowly floats up... a vehicle which is not yours... with a man in armor standing atop it... grinning madly as his blue cape flaps in outer space...
Metal Man: "Why look, it's the Questers! With the thingy of doom I have always wanted!"
Kraela: "Wrong group. Move on."
Metal Man: "You won't mind if I take that heavy thing of your hands, now will you? It's needed... ... ... I just need to have it!"
Dragoshi: "N... o."
Kaine: "... You again?"
Metal Man: "...What about trading for it?"
Jason: "Still not budging."
Dragoshi: "Eh. We kinda need it ourselves."
Kraela: "Mewtwo?" *she says into the radio.* "We've got an idiot here."
Metal Man: "You... you wouldn't turn on me! I am important!"
Mewtwo: *R* "His vehicle is in the way. I can't seem to move it either."
Dragoshi: "...Oh. Well. This is a bit of a situation, then."
Metal Man: "Come on now, there has to be something I can give you for that! I made sure to come at this exact moment for a reason..."
Kaine: "Can you SHOOT it?"
Metal Man (GM): He adjusts his time device.
Mewtwo: *R* "The shrapnel might endanger you and the device. ...And the ship around you."
Metal Man: "Don't make me take that shiny thing from you! That would be entirely too awkward!"
Kaine: "..." *Looks around to see if there's a door to shut to block Metal out long enough for Mewtwo to shoot him.*
Metal Man: "Drop da shiny thingie!"
Kraela: "Sorry, but this is kind of important. You can have it when we're done with it."
Metal Man (GM): There's a door on the room you just exited, but you'd have to carry it out.
Metal Man: "...I can have it when you're done with it? Really?"
Kraela: "I promise."
Dragoshi: "...Sounds like it'd be fair."
Kaine: "Sure, why not... Once we're done with it, you're more than welcome to it."
Metal Man: "...I guess I don't have to attack you with my radioactive china plates of doom, then."
Dragoshi: "...So. Anything else, or is that it for the moment?"
Metal Man: "...I'll go shoot some GUN people. Yes... and steal their alcohol... to light fezes on fire with! Ha ha ha ha haaaa!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship begins lowering.
Dragoshi: "No, not the fezes! ...but eh everything else is okay."
Metal Man: "All the fezes will die! There will be no mercy!"
Metal Man (GM): His ship floats out of way as he threatens death to all things 'Red, hat-shaped, and fuzzy.'
Kraela: "Have fun."
Jason: *Shakes his head.*
Kraela: "What a nut..."
Dragoshi: "I like fezes. Fezes are snazzy."
Metal Man (GM): The actual ship you want raises up... It doesn't quite fit, but the roof opens up. Mack is inside. He looks up.
Dragoshi: "...But enough about that. We have parts to deliver. Or well. Things."
Kaine: "Yes, go shoot the GUN people, they aren't very useful anyway."
Mack: "Now carefully lower dat theeeng in here... and don't be risky, or ye wind up like that poor schmuck who just threatened ye with a radioactive tea party!"
Dragoshi: "Right. Gotcha."
Kaine: *Starts heading for Mack's ship, lowring the orb slowly and gently as requested once it's in position.*
Kraela hops down to help support it from below.
Metal Man (GM): Thanks to low-G conditions and your cunning plan, it slides into place without a problem. You can now all hop into the ship and leave. Victoly!
Kaine: *On da ship.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. The ship re-docks with the SS. Mack and some others haul it in first, and motion for you to follow. Mewtwo would also float into view.
Jason: *Follows in.*
Kaine: *Follows.*
Mewtwo: "That was a close one. Metal Man is one of the more nefarious plan-destroying lunatics I've encountered."
Kraela follows Mack. "He was like a child..."
Mewtwo: "Luckily, he is a Time Bandit. Telling him to wait is like telling him he gets it for free."
Dragoshi: "Yeah. Guy has all the time in the world."
Kaine: "He's the one who caused us all that trouble on Alsa before."
Mewtwo: "The fighter remote and... warping through time... have done bad things to his mind... if he ever was that mature a person. He led the Questers to literally destroy the world in the past. Dragoshi was there. Yes."
Dragoshi: "I was. It was... an experience. To say the least."
Mewtwo: "Time Cops rarely use their time devices. Time Bandits like him casually warp time."
Jason: *Exhales.*
Mewtwo: "He will be here the minute we are done to take it. You may even see him using the one from the future at the same time we are using this one... Try not to think too hard about it, it was a necessary sacrifice."
Jason: "Uh, alright."
Mewtwo: "This device is our first lead into dealing with Evil Wolfman."
Dragoshi: "Eh. Stuff like that happens, I guess."
Kraela: "That's what I figured."
Metal Man (GM): He helps float it to the core of the ship.
Mewtwo: "Evil Wolfman creates fields which cannot be escaped. This device can generate portals between any point close enough to the ship, with enough time. More time is needed depending on the thickness of the barrier. It is a Cetan Megawarp. Carrington had no clue what it was, but the old Smash Dexes did. You can bet Metal Man wanted to use it to help aid him in stealing other people's valuables."
Jet: "Huh... so what should we do when he comes back for it?"
Mewtwo: "With this we will be able to break into Nintendus... and break out. Well, he will probably warp into the distant future, in which case we no longer have need for it... either we are dead from Evil Wolfman or have defeated him and thus don't need it."
Kaine: "Either way, he gets what he wants in the end... great..."
Mewtwo: "I'd ask him, but it appears his insanity is partially due to seeing futures which never happen. Given that he orchestrated one of the greatest such things I have ever seen and plagued all the Questers with memories of it. So what he says might not mean anything, because he often creates or travels to false existences."
Jason: *Shakes his head* "Nasty."
Mewtwo: "For now, he's out of the way. What's important is deciding what to do next. We can eventually disable him if we must. He almost lost to some Questers before... though I fear he may have equipped himself further to mitigate his old weaknesses."
Dragoshi: "Yeah... Metal is not someone to be taken lightly, to say the very least."
Mewtwo: "We have the capability to go where we want, investigate what we will. Might I suggest a scouting mission to Nintendus? We need to figure out what Evil Wolfman is doing before we can stop it."
Dragoshi: "Sounds like as good a place as any to start."
Kaine: "It wouldn't hurt, besides, I know some of us are ready for some more action." *Glances at Kraela.*
Jet: "Long as we can do it without getting caught, I'd say go for it."
Kraela: *She catches his glance.* "Yeah, I'm itchy. You don't need to point it out."
Mewtwo: "I'll need to ask Red Text to scan the perimeter and then extensively research the area before we go, so unfortunately you'll have to wait a bit longer. Then... you should get your first taste of action... be it stealth or fighting. Though when you are caught... you will have all of one battle before you will have to flee, lest Evil Wolfman come to take you out. So savor it well, and keep hidden wisely, if you want to discover anything useful. I'm sorry that this mission was so... dry... but we had to continue equipping ourselves to be of any use against Evil Wolfman. You are dismissed... for now."
Jason: "Hey, coulda been a lot nastier than it was."
Dragoshi: "Eh, no big deal. I can wait. I've done a lot of waiting. So it's nothing."
Metal Man (GM): +10 coins to all; +3 EXP to Jet, +2 EXP to Jason, Kaine, Kraela, +1 EXP to Dragoshi.
Kaine: *Smirks and puts his arm around her* "It's all right, I wouldn't mind a fight either."
Kraela's going to go nuts when they actually do get to tear it up. Just one more mission before I can up her melee, too.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Ugh, I think I need a shower after that... Excuse me..." *Nods to the group and heads for his room.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed... you would all be somewhat dust-covered from that alien ship excavation.
Jason: "Ugh... oh well, we got what we needed."
Kraela goes to her own room to clean up as well.
Jason: *And he's probably just going back home or to his room or wherever.*
Kaine: *Finishes showering and heads to the kitchen to try to cook something... with what little cooking skill he has...*

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