Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 21: The Incredible Crash Test QBs
Date: 6:53:36 PM, January 11th; 5:05:51 PM, January 14th; 4:31:03 PM, January 18th, 2011.
Jason: "Oh, hang on."
???: "There is another option you can take."
Marley: "Aw hell no. It's probably even worse than reviving Borne."
Kaine: "... O... k..."
Kraela: "We're keeping an open mind. What's the option?"
Kaine: *Looks at the man to see if he knows him.*
???: "I am one of the people who served Borne. We have lost most of our numbers to deception, death, and defection. Sloan was a significantly bad loss. Ever since we have been waiting for you to respond to our distress call. There is another way to get what you seek... if you can help our interests."
Kaine: "Distress call... All right, tell us what you want."
???: "Borne was a... good warrior... for our cause, but then became a bit too convinced he was the true leader of it all. You want information he stockpiled after wrecking the Echidna's temples and stole their books. And we want Anthon Tark... captured."
Jason: "I wasn't too impressed at the way he conducted himself for us, I wouldn't mind taking that."
Marley: "And then do what, you crazy suit-man?"
???: "Our interests are not to be known at this time, except that GUN's stability will require more than an aging military man to remain intact. Although Anthon will not be harmed, because he has helped ensure the spot he holds is... not damaged."
Kaine: "Removed but not harmed? That could be a trick."
Kraela: "Define 'harmed'."
???: "We are very interesting as far as tricks are concerned, such as the previous revivals of Borne over and over again. If you liked him a lot, maybe you could revive him, but it has become clear he is too hated by... external forces... to keep alive. Anthon will not be... killed or injured in any way. Merely moved to a safe place while we ensure GUN is in more capable hands."
Kraela: "Would possible head trauma be alright?"
???: "Oh... you mean on your end. His office is unshielded against your warp device. Warp in, grab him, warp out. Then we will take care of him."
Kaine: "Where would you like us to take him?"
Jason: "Sounds decent enough so far."
Starr: "Not to me. I want to know who we're working with..."
???: "Take him right outside this bar. It's the most safe place possible."
Kraela: "I'm with the Princess on this. That's one distinction we have to make."
???: "We are mere businessmen, the people who actually keep republics running. You may call us the Corporation if you wish."
Kraela: "And you?"
???: "Nobody. I am one of many who serve the corporation. My name is unimportant."
Kaine: "As much as I hate to say it, Krae, our mission is to get the data, Mewtwo said he doesn't care what happens to this place, and really, I'm not sure removing Anthon would hurt it, anyway."
Geel: "My assigned callname is 'Geel', but it means nothing. We serve our greater goal, not ourselves."
Geel: "People like Borne pop up and are useful for a while, then become too hot and are allowed to stay dead."
Kraela: "Geel. Working for the Corporation. Sounds good to me."
Geel: "It doesn't matter. We will always have new people to do what we want. So. Warp to the location, then bring him here, and it will be done. We will take control and render to you all the books you need."
Kraela: "Sounds simple enough. Anybody disagree?"
Jason: *Smirks* "Not a bad idea. Kraela, I do not."
Starr: "I'm fine with it, I guess. Not my world..."
Kaine: "Let's go get us a GUN leader."
Jason: .oO(It does seem a bit shady, but Anthon is someone I really could care less about.)
Metal Man (GM): You would warp to GUN HQ. Anthon is at the desk, vaguely signing papers.
Anthon Tark: "Come in to be ignored again? Your little quirks don't really amuse me. Why you even had to warp in is beyond me. All you seem to do is come in, demand unreasonable acts, then run away when I deny them."
Kraela: "You're coming with us, actually."
Metal Man (GM): He stands up and points a huge magnum at Kraela's head.
Anthon Tark: "In a pig's eye!"
Kraela: *She stares down the barrel.* "Cute."
Anthon Tark: "Supersoldiers, intruders are here!"
Metal Man (GM): You hear... lots of footsteps and alarms.
Kraela: "Could somebody just grab the idiot so we can get out of here?"
Metal Man (GM): GUN soldiers walk in... with metallic footsteps... surrounding you with their guns.
Anthon Tark: "You move one inch, and the independence day fireworks show begins!"
Starr: *She just sighs,* "Always with the talking first..."
Kaine: *Sighs* "Next time, we need to SURROUND the bastard before making a statement like that..."
Anthon Tark: "I'm afraid you'll be my prisoner now. What did you want me for? Taking over GUN? The last sucker sat here and let himself get vaporized. I'm going to kill whoever tries to do that to me."
Kraela steps towards Anthon, a smirk on her face.
Metal Man (GM): Anthon smirks and pulls the trigger at Kraela's face. The gun fails, but the men around him fire at her as well.
Anthon Tark: "Damn second-rate crud!"
Metal Man (GM): Kraela would take 75 damage and be thrown to the right by the gunshots from those Supersoldiers, while Anthon would step to the left.
Anthon Tark: "Are the rest of you even in on this, or do you just have one idiot in the bunch?"
Kaine: *Attempts to grab Anthon while he's moving out of the way of Krae.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine opens himself up to the left side tackling him! *Tackle.*
Jason: *Goes to get Anthon while those guys are focused on Kaine.*
Metal Man (GM): Jason would walk towards Anthon, who would go to beat him over the head with the gun.
Metal Man (GM): Jason walks towards Anthon, only to be hit so hard his teeth fly out on the floor and he sees stars. Stunned, bleeding, 75 damage. Anthon decides to then leap out a window, having had enough of people coming at him.
Starr: "..." *She sighs softly.* "See this? This is a botched job."
Kaine: "Gah..." *Fights off the guys who tackled him, trying to get after Anthon.*
Kraela lunges towards Anthon again.
Metal Man (GM): Anthon's fled outside, and a number of GUN men are in the way. And now firing at Kraela. They aren't as deadly as supersoldiers though. 50 damage. Anthon leaps into something parked outside, while the Supersoldiers inside his office blithely... set Jason back up on his feet.
Jason: "Yeah, but someone's gonna have to run him down..."
Metal Man (GM): Speaking of 3 ton war machines... Kaine is football tackled.
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage, as they only wanted to tackle him.
Kaine: *Continues to fight them off and get loose.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine gets loose, and beholds Krae whom is (probably) dead, or at least KO'd. And Anthon Tark, who has just gotten into a walker mech.
Jason: *Looks out the window and widens his eyes when he sees the mech.*
Anthon Tark: *PA* "Want to get me, sonuvab#$ch? Well just go ahead and try!"
Metal Man (GM): The mech brandishes its heavy cannon at you.
Kaine: "Dammit, Krae!" *Checks on her.*
Metal Man (GM): Krae revives. The barrels of twin gatling guns point at her general direction.
Jason: *Runs away from the window, looking for some sort of cover in the room.*
Metal Man (GM): Going to fight the mech, or run?
Kaine: *Pulls Krae out of the way of the guns, if he can.*
Kraela: "I'm starting to think he doesn't like me."
Metal Man (GM): Jason would find cover in the room... a desk.
Starr: "You know what? I'll see you all when this is done." *She sighs and jumps out the window... Using her damn parasol to float down.*
Metal Man (GM): People in the building: Out-range.
Jason: *M to Katelyn* "We might need to use our ship against his."
Metal Man (GM): Starr: First floor, so you only float a few feet, then flee to safety. People in front of the mech: In-range. You may also choose to flee or warp back to home base. GUN BATTLE! Jet: In-range, near the mech with the other people out in the street.
Katelyn: "Why the hell are we fighting this thing?" @.>;
Anthon Tark: *PA* "I'll do what Borne didn't do--kill all who try to stop me!"
Jason: *M to Katelyn* "Cause we should have bagged him instead of run our mouths..."
Metal Man (GM): So Krae is out-range too. People with cover: +1 to dodge, as if you had spent the time defending. It goes away of course, like when you defend. Anthon is liable to figure out where you're hiding and reduce it to spaghetti. Jet spends his turn moving to the back of Anthon's mech.
Anthon Tark: "God damned vigilantes! You think you're so cool... well you will be. Your cooling corpses, that is!"
Metal Man (GM): Both gatling guns spin up. Then he decides to demonstrate them on the closest victim... Kaine, whom is right on the edge of the window. They fire a cloud of huge lasers. Nope, you're too close to the window, Kaine. The lasers deal 115 damage. (Suggested music: Hammerfall: Any Means Necessary). The mech then takes the rest of its turn noisily moving towards the building, also moving Jet to out-range while moving the people in the building in-range with it. ...Also smashing through the side of the building and threatening to stomp Kaine and Kraela! It's a bit slow though. 50 damage if hit.
Anthon Tark: "I'm not a fool like Borne. Run if you value your lives."
Kaine: *Gets stomped.*
Kraela: "I really think he doesn't like me..."
Kaine: "He doesn't like ANYONE, I don't think, Krae."
Kraela: "Same thing." *She tries stabbing the mech.*
Metal Man (GM): The giant, slow mech would be easily hit, had you better luck.
Kraela: *Then she high-tails it as far as she can. Dying once was enough.*
Metal Man (GM): You escape easily. Anthon merely seems to want to destroy anyone who wants to take him... not chase people.
Kaine: *Searches for a way to get at Anthon inside the mech... by attacking whatever's keeping him in there or something.*
Metal Man (GM): A very thickly reinforced canopy... d'oh! He must have read the battles reports of that time Keikyoku blew a mech up! You'll just have to keep damaging it before you get a chance.
Kaine: *Aims for the canopy and stabs it.*
Metal Man (GM): It is a massive canopy, which you damage with +10 damage.
Kaine: *Does it again, if he needs to.*
Metal Man (GM): You need to, many times. This is heavily reinforced.
Kaine: "Guys, attack his canopy... and HELP!"
Anthon Tark: "You still want to kidnap me, don't you? Well come aboard! The death train is about to leave the station!"
Jason: *Happily helps firing at the canopy from his spot, starting off with T&F.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a huge mecha. Not gonna dodge much.
Jason: *Sonic Slingshot, no charge...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. It's a slow mecha. It's not going to phase out or anything.
Jason: *Defend 1 TP, EOT.*
Kaine: .oO(Krae, I hope you stay safe...)
Metal Man (GM): Though you'd notice that thing may be as much as a foot thick... sheesh... Talk about overkill... No. There is only one hatch--that front one Anthon leaped into, and which is sealed. And has taken over 100 damage without breaking. Yes, his back is turned. And it is a very huge, armored back. Which he can't even really see. MEGA FAILURE: Jet sets the building on fire, but nothing else happens.
Anthon Tark: "Welcome to the death train. We are now leaving the first station. All passengers please hold on to the vehicle."
Metal Man (GM): The jets in the vehicle power up as it goes upwards. Kaine is hanging on to the canopy, granting it a nice bonus.
Kaine: "..." *This is gonna hurt...*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine is now moving towards the concrete. *SMASH* *SMASH* *SMASH* *SMASH* Kaine is smashed through four floors. The violent smashing deals 150 damage, as that is just simply too much smashing for one person to take. Kaine would then be dropped to the ground, for Jason to behold.
Kaine: *Yeah, he's pretty well smashed... that's about DOUBLE the HP he had remaining.*
Anthon Tark: *PA* "Going to run, or shall I make a repeat performance of the Death Train Express?"
Metal Man (GM): Anthon holds his action, while hovering 4 floors above where Jason is. Staying, or going?
Jason: *He has different ideas... namely, warping back to base to pilot heavy machinery.*
Metal Man (GM): Jason would warp back. People who ran away: Warping back to HQ?
Kraela: *Krae warps back.*
Metal Man (GM): It is quite clear at this point by the path of destruction that, attacking Anthon on his home soil (Well, sort of home soil) wasn't the brightest idea. Even as he deals more destruction to his own soil than you did, technically. He clearly doesn't care about the giant mech-sized hole in 4 floors, a set of windows, and a garden to the side of his HQ. Back at HQ: Everyone is back at HQ. Even Kaine's corpse. Even though it was tempting to make him Anthon's prisoner for being left behind. :p
Jet: "Well that was... what was the plan in the first place?"
Mewtwo: "So... what happened?"
Jason: "We were supposed to just kidnap him but we took much time talking... now I want something to fly."
Starr: "They fucked it up."
Mewtwo: "The Sharp is there, but... are you sure that's a good idea Jason?"
Jet: "Ah... this is what I get for being an air head..."
Kaine: *Dead still... ouch...*
Mewtwo: "It looks like you fought a deranged laser lawnmower. And it sawed most of you down to size."
Jason: "It might be a fairer fight..." *Note that he's probably on an adrenaline rush enough to just want to cut Anthon down.*
Jet: "Anthon basically got crazy after the talking... but we were on his home turf..."
Mewtwo: "If you insist, it is your ship anyway."
Jet: "Wait... what?"
Jason: *A bit tense* "Yeah, I might be. I just feel like finishing him, even if you can talk me out of it. All we had to do was shut up and bag him. We were close."
Jet: "I'd let you... except your more likely to end up getting the ship slagged. We have no element of surprise anymore... unless you think you can warp this thing and grab the entire mech or something."
Metal Man (GM): You can revive him now, if you wish, Demon. With 3 SP and all. That's how it works. Of course if you die and don't have 3 more, you have to wait for it to regen.
Jason: *Grunts a bit* "Warping the whole mech isn't gonna do the Corporation much good unless Tark's knocked out behind the wheel."
Mewtwo: "If the Corporation is advocating things you cannot do or are going to get you killed, should we really continue doing them?"
Kaine: *Revives after a few minutes* "Ugh... Man, I feel like I got ran over by a freight train..."
Kraela: "You kind of did..."
Mewtwo: "My memory indicates Anthon called it the 'Death Train Express' It involved flying through four floors of office building."
Jet: "Then the chance of flying back shooting him down and flying out without getting blasted to death by GUN forces is NILL."
Jason: *Clenches his hands* "No..." *Sighs* "Not right now..."
Jet: "I'm sorry I didn't help also and just grabbed him... My mind for some reason didn't take the warp very well"
Kraela: "It was my damn fault."
Starr: "Unless you send someone in who didn't attack, and in fact... Left you all when it started."
Jason: *M* "It also didn't help he could see us right as we were warping in."
Mewtwo: "Perhaps an alternate plan should be formulated."
Jason: "We should..."
Kaine: "Four? I only remember two..." *Gets up rather unsteadily* "Ugh... I'm going to need some Tylenol or something..."
Mewtwo: "Either ask for something else the Corporation would want in exchange for information, or actually plan how to grab Tark."
Jet: "To me the second option is basically gone, unless you think Tark is gonna relax enough again. The first... well how do we contact them in the first place?"
Kaine: *Staggers, and leans on the doorway* "Ugh... you mind if I head for medbay, Mewtwo? I'll get the information later from someone..."
Jason: "We should... I'm betting that seen as how his office has blown to shreds, he's just gonna hide in the Death Train so he can shoot us down whenever he finds us again."
Kraela: "He can't stay there forever."
Mewtwo: "That's the most probably outcome. Maybe if you had used that intelligence earlier, this wouldn't have happened, Jason."
Kaine: *Waves and heads out of the room, staggering his way toward the medical area.*
Jason: *Waves to Kaine.*
Mewtwo: "If you want to get at him inside a mecha, you'll need a plan."
Jason: *Nods* "That we will..."
Mewtwo: "In any case, good work on not destroying the Sharp over this nutjob. GUN airspace is heavily protected."
Jet: "Well if we are going that route... anyone know where his mech might have a blueprint?"
Mewtwo: "You'd be outgunned and blown to smithereens."
Jason: "Yeah... I imagine, my mind was still on kill mode..."
Mewtwo: "Well, the usual GUN suspects might know, but you haven't had much luck even simply getting at Borne. I'm unsure how much better your luck will be about the mech a psychopath uses to crash people through buildings with."
Jet: "Eh... thats a 'Hole in the Bucket' problem unfortunately."
Jason: "Like I suggested, we should have taken his remains to where we revived Agatha, just to see if it would have worked. Right, right... The chamber in here... oh, I'm a mess right now."
Mewtwo: "We determined Borne's remains have a program that makes them re-destruct when revived."
King Demon: "One that Marley helped create."
Starr: "Marley mentioned something about a Panzer."
King Demon: "... Panzer!?" *Groans.*
Jet: "Who's that?"
Starr: "Well, that answers my question."
Digifanatic: *Didge walks back in* "Someone who keeps turning for and against us way too many times."
Jet: "I see."
Starr: "So you have connections... Is there anyone they actually like or are nice to?"
King Demon: "Someone I'd like to permanently send to the scrap yard next time I see her, despite the fact that it'd tear the kid apart if we did so."
King Demon: "Never mind."
Digifanatic: "Probably the best response, Demon."
Starr: "No... That might be helpful. If we need to deal with her, we should have someone she's sympathetic to... Even slightly."
Mewtwo: "Hm... She always hated me, so I'm not the one you want for that."
King Demon: "I don't think she's THAT sympathetic to her, she may have been at one time, though." *Shrugs* "Hell, who knows, maybe it'd be worth a shot to contact Kit..."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's the kid he was alluding to."
King Demon: "Rather, get Kit to contact Panzer."
Digifanatic: "Problem is, she's hiding... hopefully, we can still find a way to contact her."
Mewtwo: "If you need my input, I'll be making sure GUN ships don't come after us over here now." *He floats off.*
Digifanatic: "She's hanging out with the other Mewtwo. The Mewtwo here was able to make a two-way connection to him... if we can just initiate that once more, we might be able to work with her about this."
King Demon: "We can try that in a couple days, maybe."
Jason: "That sounds good."
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, we're going to downtime for now. EXP handing out time. +2 EXP to Jason, Kraela, Kaine, Starr, Jet, +1 EXP to Katelyn. I forgot Kesu was in the session, thanks for reminding me. +2 EXP to Jason, Kraela, Kaine, Starr, Jet, +1 EXP to Katelyn, Kesu.
Kaine: *Walks back into the assembly room, feeling a bit better* "Ugh... that sucked..."
Jason: "You're not alone on that opinion."
Jet: *k... hmm... that sounds cool actually.*
Kaine: "Hey, Kraela, you all right?"
Digifanatic: *Digi just watches on for now, sitting at a table and skimming the book one last time.*
Kraela: "All my bits and pieces are where they're supposed to be, if that's what you mean."
Metal Man (GM): EXP updated.
Digifanatic: *The Digivice doesn't react this time.* "Oh well, just have to keep looking at it..." *Pockets the Digivice and folds the book back up.*
Kaine: "Then you're probably doing better than I am..." *Smirks slightly* "Come on, I need a drink after today. Care to join me?"
Jason: *Walks back over to Katelyn* "I hope I wasn't shooting my mouth off..."
Kraela: *Krae closes her eyes for a moment.* "I'm actually getting a little worn. I'll take a rain check."
Jason: "I... ugh. I'll be fine, I didn't do anything wrong, I can save up my anger for next time his name pops up." *Smirks.*
Digifanatic: *Chuckles upon Jason's statement.*
Starr: "I'm up for a drink." *She stretches,* "I don't think we got a single thing done except accidentally get Speedy here killed."
Kaine: "All right then. Good night Krae." *Gives her a hug and a quick kiss* "I'll see you later." *Heads for the warp room* "You comin Starr?"
Kraela: *She kisses him back.* "And Princess, your praise means mountains to me. You two have fun."
Starr: "Coming." *She waves a bit at Krae.* "Nighty night, speedy."
Kaine: "We'll try." *Nods and WARPS.*
Starr: *She warps as well!*
Jason: *Stays at HQ* "Hopefully, Katie." *Smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): Recap: The Brawlers worked to get themselves a stack of spellbooks to help save the day. Instead, they got a bunch of bad news. Borne's body was still dead and would refuse to be revived. Anthon Tark could have been captured until he was tipped off to his potential capture by actions of Brawlers and went postal. The group is at the Space Stadium right now, perhaps planning their next move. At the Assembly room.
Kaine: *Standing around, waiting for Mewtwo.*
Mewtwo: *Tapping fingers on the table* "So... what are we going to do about the incident with Anthon Tark?"
Digifanatic: *Both Didge and Jason are there, but it's still Didge looking more casual and intending to stay around and perhaps give input.*
Valentine: *And behold, the tactician for hire has arrived for once.* "What options are there?"
Jason: "I just wish I could get my hands around this guy's neck and choke him out." *Smirks.*
Mewtwo: "Fighting him... which seems pointless. He has an army... the Borne knowledge of how we operate... and anti-Quester defenses everywhere. Ignoring him means we have to avoid all GUN settlements. Or we could try to get it diplomatically... good luck, you really made him mad."
Valentine: "...Let me guess. You idiots didn't think things through again?"
Jason: "We thought it out, we just took too long on it."
Valentine: "That explains me getting called in again. How annoying. So now everyone is in a tight spot. First, explain where Anthon Tark stands."
Mewtwo: "Inside a war mech, ready to shoot to death any Brawler he sees. They tried to kidnap him for some shady 'Corporation' people... ...and accidentally let him know he was their target before trying to grab him."
Valentine: "They means us?"
Valentine: "...A double facepalm is not enough to express what I'm feeling right now."
Kaine: *Sighs* "We fucked up. Plain and simple."
Mewtwo: "If I facepalmed anymore, I would have no face left. But this was a mistake by over-earnest Brawlers, not corroded Questers. So we simply need a new tach and to move on."
Valentine: "Explain this Corporation, Mewtwo."
Kaine: "It's too bad we don't know how to contact that Corporation guy."
Digifanatic: "I'd like to know a bit more as well."
Mewtwo: "They appear to be a group of pro-business individuals who work behind the scenes in GUN territory. They gave us their business card if we wish to communicate some more."
Metal Man (GM): He flips out a business card with a phone number.
Digifanatic: *Looks at the card* "Ah..."
Valentine: *She would take the business card.* "So the deal is simple. We bring these guys to Anthon Tark."
Mewtwo: "Yes. The terms were that Tark is taken out of GUN territory and to Jack's bar, so they can deal with him."
Kaine: "And tell him what? 'Hey, these are the guys who want you dead. Have fun with them.'?"
Mewtwo: "Unfortunately Tark is now aware of people wanting to kidnap him, so... I'm not sure how it would be possible to capture him now."
Jason: "In a perfect world, find some way to snipe a tranquilizer in the guy strong enough to haul him to the bar."
Kaine: "Gotta get TO him first now!"
Valentine: "Your daydreaming doesn't solve the problem. Does Tark know of my status as well?"
Kaine: "He probably knows you're a Brawler, so yeah, probably."
Digifanatic: "She's worked with us long before and doesn't identify herself as a Quester..."
Mewtwo: "I don't think he knows who you are."
Valentine: "Then it's simple. I join his side."
Jason: "Pull the double agent card on him? I like that."
Kaine: "Good luck."
Katelyn: "Think it would work?"
Kaine: "It might."
Mewtwo: "The question is, how long it will take for you to get the spellbooks. We need them now, not several months later. Evil Wolfman could come after us any day now."
Valentine: "I would ask if you have any better ideas, but looking at the end result of your last botched plan I'll refrain myself. You mention nothing about spellbooks, Mewtwo."
Digifanatic: "It's easier for one person to keep their cover than a whole group. I believe Val's got a good plan."
Mewtwo: "We require the spellbooks that GUN stole from the Echidna King a while ago, to help fight Evil Wolfman. That's what this was supposed to be about. Borne knew we wanted them back when and hid them somewhere fiendish."
Valentine: "And Tark is guarding them."
Mewtwo: "The Corporation could find it, but only if we did what they wanted. Yes."
Valentine: "Why do you insist on making things more problematic?"
Mewtwo: "I should be asking you that question."
Valentine: "Fine. But I'll need some time. And I'll need a fake play."
Mewtwo: "Okay. In the meantime, I will be working on a new plan. Your main plan is to prevent Tark from deciding to come up here and attack us in space. I am used to the Brawlers or Questers burning a possible boon into ashes. You might be able to find what slipped through our fingers, but we need new equipment, now. You are smart, so you should be able to come up with this idea. If you can't, then I don't see why you cost so many coins. Metal Man liked to cost a lot of money, you know how he turned out."
Valentine: "It's about time you issued a challenge, Mewtwo. Alright, I got a plan that will work for all of us."
Jason: "I'm listening."
Valentine: "I'm going to have Anthon attack you."
Mewtwo: "That shouldn't be difficult."
Kaine: "Oh, joy..."
Digifanatic: *Sighs a bit, but he has an idea where Valentine is taking this.*
Valentine: "All I need is an old, junk device that will be in clear view of the entire fight."
Mewtwo: "I think Professor Oak has some useless devices..."
Valentine: "I will be hired onto Anthon for my usual fee, which will be deducted from your fees, Ian. Tell him those idiots known as the Brawlers had set up a time device which is a big portal that will launch a heavy assault into GUN terrority."
Valentine: "I'll also note to him that they're using this to get the spellbooks, so he sends others to guard them. Including me when I mention I know all of your weak points. How I get them? Just focus on not dying."
Kaine: "Yeah, sure... no problem..."
Valentine: "Not everything is to scale, to expect to retreat. And at least put up a good fight. Like a strong fortification."
Jason: "I like putting up a good fight."
Kaine: "Sounds like fun."
Valentine: "Objections, Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: "None, you'll be doing garbage collection and if they fail, they suffer, not me or the Stadium. It's up to them now."
Valentine: "It's something they're good at. And this will only work once."
Jason: .oO(Eh, our first plan could have only worked once.)
Valentine: "Get all the required gear. Mewtwo, go ahead and send me as they do so."
Starr: "I believe I walked into this at the wrong time... Are we planning for getting the spell books or gaining allies this time?"
Mewtwo: "The former. If it works. If it doesn't, you can watch the Brawlers get smashed through a couple floors of office building again."
Valentine: "If things go well, both. Someone brief the late arrival and give her a new alarm clock."
Kaine: "Thanks for reminding me..." *M* "Frickin cat..."
Starr: "Ah... Wonderful."
Mewtwo: "I will get the requisite decoy."
Metal Man (GM): He floats out, then back in.
Mewtwo: "Professor Oak has gladly given us this equipment."
Metal Man (GM): It's some large... sewing-machine like device.
Valentine: "And if you all do end up getting destroyed, I have a new employer. So do it for yourselves."
Mewtwo: "It was used to make cubes. Cubes... don't work anymore... so you see, this will be interesting."
Valentine: "I'll be sure to inform Anthon Tark of it then."
Jason: "And all we have to do is keep ourselves steady against Tark when he crashes his way in."
Mewtwo: "So, let's get started." *He warps Val down. *
King Demon: "Good luck, all of you."
Mewtwo: "Let's wait until Val is in. I am watching her mentally..."
Starr: "Wait... I had a plan as well that I've been thinking of. We can still contact that one small kid, right Digi?"
Mewtwo: "We have nothing but free time right now, so go ahead."
Digifanatic: "We might be able to talk to Kit."
Kaine: "Oh, yeah, her."
King Demon: "This should be interesting."
Starr: "If I remember right, the plan was to ask her to be our in between for the woman Marley mentioned... Panzer... To at least make her not want to kill us."
Kaine: "Oh... yeah... great..."
King Demon: *Sighs and shrugs* "Yeah, this will DEFINITELY be interesting."
Jason: "I'm not immediately thrilled, cause I'm not really sure where it's going to go from there..."
Starr: "If there's a chance it keeps her from actively working against us?"
Digifanatic: "Truuuuue... Panzer does have a calm relationship with Kit, and if it does buy us some time, it will be nice."
Jason: *Just sits around waiting, tapping his fingers on the nearby table.*
Starr: "So, who here has the best relationship with Kit?"
Mewtwo: "Don't look at me."
Kaine: *Points to Demon.*
King Demon: "What?"
Digifanatic: "I also have a decent relationship with her..."
Metal Man (GM): Speaking of portals, a Time Cop portal would appear inside the Assembly room, and someone steps out.
King Demon: *Reaches for his beam sword.*
Kaine: *Draws his own as well.*
Starr: *grabs her parasol.*
Katelyn: "Who're you?"
Jason: *Readies his keys, giving the visitor a wry expression.*
King Demon: *Glares at the mystery guest.*
Kaine: "Who are you?"
???: "Hmm... Take a guess at who I am, at least one of you should know me?"
Digifanatic: *Can he at least get a good look at the visitor?*
Metal Man (GM): It is someone with short gray fur, black claws, a white tank top, boots, and some sort of urban camo pants. With some silver armor on top which is... heavily scratched. It is kind of rounded, but with odd angular bits around the shoulders. They have green-hued eyes, too. They'd tap one of their boots, waiting.
Jason: .oO(Sorry, I dunno, but your presence doesn't amuse me.)
Metal Man (GM): They have a tattoo which says 'Omega Sniper Unit' on it.
King Demon: *May vaguely recognize him, and relaxes his stance a bit* "What are you doing here?"
Metal Man (GM): And another one which says 'Repliforce' on it...
???: "I'm here to talk to Red Text."
Digifanatic: "Oh?" .oO(Yeah, I think I remember some of this now.) "Is it impossible to access some text device back on Alsa that would allow you to reach him?"
???: "Can you take me to him? It's urgent."
Digifanatic: "If you state your purpose, sir."
???: "Sir? I'm female last I checked... And I have business with him, an order from my King."
Metal Man (GM): She'd take off the breastplate... which had, admittedly, been totally bashed into a sort of refrigerator shape, but without that it is rather obvious.
Digifanatic: "I'm sorry, ma'am."
King Demon: *Snickers* "Nice one, Ian."
Digifanatic: "Demon, not now."
Starr: *She claps a bit,* "It's okay, we won't hold it against you. She might though."
Kaine: "Hope not. We don't need MORE enemies."
Mewtwo: "Of course you don't."
???: "Well... I can't hold it against you. Now. I need to speak to Red, if you please."
Digifanatic: "Yes, if you would like to speak with him, go ahead."
King Demon: .oO(Well, why not, this could benefit us...) "Sure, if you'll come with me, Miss." *takes her to see Red.*
Metal Man (GM): The Red Satellite would dock, while the door would open to it. ??? would follow behind, tail swaying behind herself. "Alright. Lead the way."
King Demon: *Leads her into the Satellite to see Red.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the Red Satellite. There is Red, drinking his tea. He looks to you, and then his monocle falls on the floor and dents a hole in the floor.
King Demon: "Hey, Red, this lady wishes to have a word with you."
Red Text: "Tell me again... why you are in the business of escorting Time cops into my satellite?"
???: "They never guessed who I was, you might need to have a chat with them, Red. It's a little astounding. I just have a small favor to ask of you though, in private."
King Demon: "..." *Glances between the reploid cop and Red, unsure whether to leave them alone or not.*
Red Text: "Favors come at a dear price from me, I'm afraid, but I guess if they cannot guess who you are, I will have to at least hear it out before returning to my normal business. Shoot anyone annoying recently, by the by?"
???: "A few interesting people here and there. Borne would be one."
Red Text: "Oh, well, that explains why I no longer have to continually argue with him anymore. It's nice, being able to scan the planet however I please again."
???: "A given, yes."
Red Text: "Well, I guess it's as good a service as crushing those Poke cities no one cares about." *He shrugs.* "You can leave us now, Demon. Although you may never know what happened even if we said it in front of you."
???: "So, about my favor..." *She'd pause, turning to the ones that had lead her in.* "You may go now, this is something of a private conversation... Thank you for your help."
Jason: "Sorry, lady, but we're waiting for something ourselves."
Mewtwo: "The 'something' is ready, Jason."
King Demon: "Sure." *Turns around and leaves.*
Starr: "Ian, are we going to contact Kit? Or will you do that on your own?"
Digifanatic: "I believe the ones that should handle that are those that know her best. In that case, it'd be Demon and myself, maybe one of the Brawlers as well."
Mewtwo: "Those of you in the plan to fight Anthon, the time has come to leave. Those who wish to contact Kit... ...May want to get their eyes checked. ...Who know the one they want to talk to, that is."
Mewtwo: "No offense to those who don't know her."
Jason: "I'm ready to fight."
Mewtwo: "The warp is ready."
Metal Man (GM): He'd point to a glowing Cetan Megawarp singularity that appears off to the left.
Starr: "I think he called you crazy. I'll go fight..."
Kaine: "All right, time for action!" .oO(where the hell's Kraela? She'd like this!)
Katelyn: "What did you mean by people getting their eyes checked?" >.>;
Jason: "I'm not sure, Katie."
King Demon: *Shrugs.*
Digifanatic: *Didge is twitching slightly at Mewtwo's remark.*
Jason: "What is it, Ian?"
Digifanatic: "Nothing, Jason, go fight with the others." *Sighs.*
Jason: *Nods and heads for the warp.*
Starr: *She follows Jason.*
Metal Man (GM): You'd go warp to fight.
Mewtwo: "Don't worry Digi... I have it handled."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, now you're all at the ground!
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Thanks, Mewtwo."
Metal Man (GM): A little ways outside Anthon's office.
King Demon: "Cool. Hey, Didge, want to split some popcorn for the show?"
Digifanatic: *Shakes his head*
Metal Man (GM): We're with the Brawlers, who are on the ground with their 'mystery machine', a short ways away from GUN HQ.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Well, lets get Anthon's attention, shall we?"
Jason: "Ohhhh yeah."
Kaine: .oO(Shouldn't be too hard...)
Jason: "You girls ready?"
Starr: "Not like we've got anything better to do."
Kaine: *Glances at Jason for a second.*
Jason: "I meant those two, Kaine."
Kaine: *Nods* "Sure you did." *Smirks.*
Jason: "Let's just go." *Smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): You see... A pile of books... Floating towards you on a floating platform.
Jason: "Well, we got our gear..."
Metal Man (GM): This is very menacing. The floating books come closer.
Jason: "I don't like this, I think Tark's commanding those books on us to taunt us."
Starr: "...So, who wants to make contact? Not it."
Kaine: "Could be." *Watches them for a minute, to see what happens.*
Katelyn: "Feels too obvious. I'm not trying it."
Metal Man (GM): The books continue to approach.
Valentine: "I'll be doing the taunting." *Val would step from behind the books. moving along beside them* "Lets make a deal."
Jason: *Tilts his head.*
Valentine: "Basically. I don't destroy these and you surrender. Or I can destroy these and you die. I don't care."
Jason: .oO(Well, it was part of her plan.)
Kaine: *Grumbles and reaches for his sword.*
Jason: *Shakes his head, smirking again.*
Starr: "I'm liking this plan less and less."
Jason: "Too early to surrender."
Valentine: "This is what happens when you forget to pay your fees. And someone offers triple. Last chance. Surrender or I destroy these."
Starr: "... What'd they pay you?"
Jason: "Triple, huh? You think we can just buy those from you?"
Metal Man (GM): A portal would appear and make you all appear on the SS with the books.
Valentine: "It's case by case."
Starr: ". . ."
Digifanatic: *Presuming he's still in earshot of the warped-in conversation* "Case by case? What now?"
King Demon: *Shrugs.*
Mewtwo: "It appears we have somehow obtained the books... ...without fighting."
Valentine: "As they say. Keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer."
Mewtwo: "I think I will take that."
Valentine: "Tark was a bit easier to convince then predicted. So the plan went without a hitch."
Digifanatic: "Very nice."
Mewtwo: "Meanwhile, that was Panzer who just warped in and went to Red Text. His problem, I guess."
Starr: "THAT was Panzer? So we don't need Kit..."
Valentine: "...And Ian has kept up with his payments. So you had no issues. Plus I don't take checks." *She tosses the check Anthon handed to her on the floor.* "How you brawler remain lucky is beyond me."
Digifanatic: *Sigh* "I was thinking that..." *Facepalms.*
Mewtwo: "So, good work, Questers and Brawlers. Yes, even you, Digi."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Alright..."
Mewtwo: "I could tell Panzer had unfinished business with Red Text, but I don't care about him very much either, so we can let them settle it among one another. Chainsaw to death ray."
Valentine: "Also, Anthon Tark is not going to be very happy, so do avoid him at all costs."
Digifanatic: "I wasn't interested in coming near him anyway."
Jason: "Eh, I suppose he can be avoided."
Metal Man (GM): +1 EXP to Val, Jason, Kaine, Starr, Katelyn.
Digifanatic: *Annnnnnnnd -100 coins to Digi, +100 to Valentine. We'll make that official now. :P.*
Valentine: "...This isn't my loyalty rate. Again."
King Demon: "Ugh, I'm getting rusty... oh well, at least she was pleasant for a change."
Starr: "Then here." *She hands over 100 more coins.* "Because you don't take checks... And he might figure that out."
Katelyn: "For someone you make out to be a rather terrible person, she didn't seem that way walking in." *She sweatdrops.*
Digifanatic: "You don't know her past, Katelyn."
Mewtwo: "She isn't terrible, just very, very troublesome. So I was very happy to see her leave and trouble someone else who is a shifty snake."
Valentine: "...Again, your luck finds itself, Ian."
Valentine: "This time, try not to make the wrong person your enemy. Also, Anthon will be dealing with the people on that card, Mewtwo. I suggest a new contact."
Mewtwo: "I didn't like them anyway."
Valentine: "Just hurry up and take your books."
Digifanatic: *M to Demon* "Panzer's always walking in looking for business, I barely recognize her as civilian as she was when she showed up..."
King Demon: *M* "That is very true..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo takes the books.
Digifanatic: "Thanks again, Valentine." *Makes the squinty ;>_< face to Demon.*
Valentine: *And she hops up onto her platform.* "I do what I'm paid to do. Thanking me is pointless."
King Demon: *Sighs and grumbles about the reploid.*
Digifanatic: "Point taken."
Valentine: "But I did enjoy battling mind and wit with Anthon Tark."
Kaine: "Well, at any rate, we have the books now, so that's a good thing."
Jason: "Yes, very good!"
Valentine: "If they're the right ones."
Starr: "Someone should check that."
Kaine: "I think Mewtwo is already."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Sounds like he'd be working that out right now."
Kaine: "Well, I'm out of here. See you guys later." *Waves and heads to the warp.*
Jason: "See you, Kaine... maybe later."
Valentine: "Maybe one day I will be able to smooth things over with Anthon and he can appoint me to a city branch."
Katelyn: "Later, Kaine."
King Demon: "I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, Vale."
Kaine: *And he's warped.*
Valentine: "He hates you, not me."
King Demon: "But after you stole his books, I don't think he's going to be too fond of you either."
Panzer: *ff... XD.*
Digifanatic: *Annnnnnnd the Wall book and Digivice glow... with the book whisked back off to the library. Didge contently nods.*
Valentine: "Oh? And who's to say he wanted them? Or that you didn't kidnap me. Mewtwo is a fiend, after all."
King Demon: *M* "You can say THAT again..."
Valentine: "I'm going to go help him out. Magic is pointless, but maybe we can find something useful." *And with that, she goes to help the pokemon out.*
King Demon: "Have fun." *Turns to Jason and Ian and... whoever else is here* "Well, seemed like an easy night."
Jason: "Yeah. Wasn't the most fun, but we're all alive."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Got my spell, so I guess I'm happy." *Smirks.*
Jason: "Hey, you guys sure we shouldn't be leaving Kit out right now?"
Digifanatic: "I'm not sure... Panzer's already come here and I'm not sure what adding Kit would do with whatever she's discussing with Text."
Mewtwo: "Panzer has her own business with Text. Interfering would just add more annoyances to get in the way of our plans."
Digifanatic: "I figured."
Valentine: "Focus on the task at hand, Mewtwo, or I'll let you do this by yourself."
Mewtwo: "You don't tell me what to do."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "I'm gonna head out."
Valentine: "You are correct. You can read it from my mind as well."
King Demon: "Later, Ian."
Digifanatic: *Nods and heads out.*
Jason: "See you."
King Demon: "Well, I have things to do, so I gotta go. Have fun." *Waves and warps.*
Metal Man (GM): Recap: The Questers last achieved victory, obtaining a large number of Spellbooks from Borne's old stash using trickery. Now as they rest in space, preparing to fight Evil Wolfman... A distress call reaches the Space Stadium, and Wolfman appears on the Assembly Room, checking it out with all the others. Begin.
Mewtwo: "It appears that Red Text is in trouble."
Mewtwo: "I cannot tell what it is. You'll just have to warp in and find out. Maybe. I can't tell."
Kaine: "All right, let's go then."
Mewtwo: "The warp is ready."
Digifanatic: "Alright, that'll work."
Metal Man (GM): The warp opens for you--the Cetan Megawarp I don't need to over-describe.
Valentine: "I'll be staying behind this time around."
Trigger: "Well, let's go."
Valentine: "Don't screw this up again. Mewtwo, I'm resuming the plans." *And she leaves. Not through the warp of course.*
Digifanatic: *Didge is ready to warp out.*
Mewtwo: "Good luck, Questers."
King Demon: "Good luck you guys."
Kaine: *Heads through the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): You head through the portal. Reality bends, and then unbends. You're in the same room you fought Ivan Robotnik in, only the place is a bit of a mess. Standing over some consoles is a caped figure in metal armor. He is ripping wires out of the walls like a maniac, and has plugged some of them into himself.
???: "Dagnabbit! Where is the control circuit? Come out and let me use you!"
Metal Man (GM): He rips another one out, causing a massive shower of sparks, and the lights to flicker.
???: "Yes, yes, stop warning me about the electrocution warning. Handling deadly electrical wires is fun!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Metal's gone nuts again.)
Kaine: *W* "Sneak or head on?" *After Trigger* "Never mind. Hey!"
Metal Man (GM): He flips around, his curved visor reflecting the red light with his own blue visor. His cape flutters as he looks at you.
???: "I'm here to save the day. Don't get in my way!"
Kaine: "... Well, now, don't YOU look familiar..."
???: "With the power of this satellite, I will destroy all the villains!"
Trigger: "But who are you?"
???: "You don't know who I am? Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha hahahahahaaaaa! You'll figure it out soon enough..." *As he adjusts the badge on his chest.*
Metal Man (GM): He flips it off to show a crudely glued together and poorly fixed old school Quester Q logo.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Yeah yeah... come on let's get to it..."
Metal Man: "You don't want to fight me. I have a plan to save the world! We can work together and stop the Time Cops and Evil Wolfman!"
Trigger: "Could I ask what this plan is?"
Metal Man: "The power in this satellite plus this time device in my arm... I can blow up the Time Cops, then I can empower myself and fight Evil Wolfman one on one... and then the world will be saved. Not by foolish tactics... not by some post-modernist painting... but by ME! I mean... US!!!"
Kaine: "Uh... Yaknow, that's a nice new helmet you got there."
Kraela: "I fail to see how I'm getting paid with this plan."
Metal Man: "All the Brawlers will become Questers and with our superior power, all will become famous and super powerful."
Kaine: *M to Krae* "You aren't."
Metal Man: "We don't need a Space Stadium. Everyone can hang out on my Wing Fortress."
Digifanatic: "But since we have our Stadium, we don't need the Fortress either." *Smirk.*
Metal Man: "The Wing Fortress is superior, not that you would know it, old friend."
Digifanatic: "I realize that, but... we can enjoy our spare time on different ships, thank you very much..." .oO(I'd rather take Mewtwo as a superior over him right now...)
Metal Man: "This new world has corrupted your senses. We can bring back the old and destroy the new. Not with something stupid like Ivan Robotnik suggested. Not with the Book's idiocy. But with the power of teamwork!"
Kaine: .oO(This lunatic used to run the Questers? No wonder nobody likes them!)
Trigger: "...I don't even..."
Metal Man: "So make your decision. Join me and save the world, or oppose me and realize the true power of the old Questers!"
Metal Man (GM): He makes a dramatic pose, and his armor shines.
Kraela: "You haven't once mentioned payment. I don't move without coin."
Metal Man: "You're a woman after my own heart. Heh heh heh."
Trigger: "...Now I REALLY don't even..."
Kraela: "Broadly speaking, I suppose that's true."
Metal Man: "By selling the tapes of our adventures on DVD, we shall all become wealthy billionaires! My wonderful coins of death... look! LOOK!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out his wallet and takes out a fistful of coins, and hurls it in front of Kraela. That's... 130 coins right there...
Trigger: "Ummm, maybe we should just leave you alone for now..."
Metal Man: "My car is gold plated! My shoes have gold plating inside! MY TEETH ARE MADE OUT OF STEEL WHICH HAS TOUCHED GOLD!"
Digifanatic: *M to Trigger* "Oh, I wouldn't leave him alone. We tried that with Aribar and nearly wiped out Nintendus AND Alsa..."
Metal Man (GM): He makes crazy gestures.
Kraela: *She pockets the coins.* "Interesting."
Kaine: *M* "Can we kick his ass now?"
Trigger: *M to Digi* "He's creeping me out though..."
Metal Man: "The Questers fought for money, not for honor, and we became the most famous and the most popular people on the planet. The Stadium we protected... so we could pocket its vast coin reserves. One of our members even became a billionaire bank owner. He became corrupted by his wealth, but not I!"
Kraela: "I fight for money, not for commercialism."
Metal Man: "I and my million copper-plated pogs stand for justice and victory! But if you do not understand... then I understand. You have changed since the old times, old Questers... and you, Brawlers, have been brainwashed. I will not waste your time if you feel my ideas are worthless."
Digifanatic: *M to Trigger* "You think one of us should find Text in here while the rest of us deal with the loony?"
Metal Man: "For I am also skilled in the art of posterior destruction!"
The Ninja: *And a shadow would appear right next to metal man.* "Metal on man! Do control mind!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Oh, it's him again.)
Trigger: *M to Digi* "If you want I could scout ahead for him?"
Metal Man: "I'm hungry! Get me a hundred Ninja burgers!"
Kaine: "... Him again?"
Digifanatic: *Mutters back* "If you're confident enough, I don't mind."
Kaine: .oO(Great, just when this couldn't get any more insane...)
Metal Man (GM): He starts taking gold out of his pockets and hurling a pile of it in front of the Ninja.
Trigger: *M to Digi* "Please let me go, please let me go, please let me go..."
The Ninja: "You need to feed the sanity of mind rather than the sanity of stomach!"
Metal Man: "The Questers are going to attack me. I will need to fill the holes they make in me with delicious beef and lettuce toppings."
Metal Man (GM): Oddly, you can't get to him--his bunker barrier is up. And filled with dents caused by Metal Man beating on it.
Metal Man: "So... are you for me... are you against me... or are you actually Slytock Clones on Crack From The X-Zone Alternate Universe?"
Digifanatic: "I'm gonna claim I didn't hear that third choice."
The Ninja: "If were, they attack already! Maybe we can join forces with them like old times!"
Metal Man (GM): He continues clenching his hands in weird positions and twitching, and leaning around.
Kaine: "Who in a what?"
Metal Man: "Yes! Join me, Ninja, and we shall destroy them! Then we can go to Disneyland! And reclaim Pat's Michael Jackson CD collection!"
Kraela: "Or you could just do those second two."
The Ninja: "You offer tempting prize. You work still, I handle Questers."
Metal Man: "I must satisfy my current employer's job. I, like the Ninja, am loyal to my coinage. So either let me save the world, or I will save you... from the horrors of dead batteries!"
Kaine: "Well, Krae, it looks like you'll at least get a fight out of this..."
Digifanatic: "Metal, you need a chill pill."
The Ninja: "I have no loyalty to coin..."
Kaine: *M* "I thought this place had defense systems to keep that joker out..."
Metal Man: "Those who mess with me will get a taste of... hmmm... what should I use?" *He takes out a DVD Launcher.* "No..." *He puts it away and takes out a shotgun.* "No..." *He takes out a PA blaster.* "No..." *He puts it away and takes out a sword that is bent.* "No..." *Then he takes out a barber pole baton.* "No..." *He stands there.* "Well? Are you going to watch me power up your icecream-a-licious doom or what?"
Trigger: "Dear god, is that what I think it is?!"
Metal Man: "Yes! It's not butter!"
The Ninja: "I did not sign up for this..."
Metal Man: "I can't believe it either!"
Trigger: "...I can't believe I'm still sane right now!"
Metal Man: "Speaking of butter!" *He takes out a butter knife and stabs it into a conduit, freezing it.*
Digifanatic: *M to Kraela* "Kaine's got a good idea in mind. Even if we can't kill him, it'd be nice to just incapacitate him for 24 or 48 hours."
Metal Man: "Yes! Now to just find the other ones and I will have total control!"
Metal Man (GM): He gets on a rocket skateboard and tries to take off, but fails.
Metal Man: "Hmmm... I should have not put on all that excess weight in weapons..."
Kraela whispers back. "And how's that going to work?"
Metal Man: "You continue standing there, being confused. I have a world to save."
Metal Man (GM): He starts climbing up the side of the wall, ripping panels open.
Kaine: *W* "Maybe we can knock some sense into him... or out of him, whichever works."
The Ninja: "Metal of Man. You keep doing things. I go talk to Questers." *And he does a fancy high jump to land and lands in front of... Kaine.* "Hello!"
Metal Man (GM): He opens up one with a pad on it and starts hacking it.
Digifanatic: *Nods in response to Kaine's comment.*
Kaine: "Hi... aren't you the one who was kicked out of our group a while back?"
The Ninja: "I kick self out. Wizard Kitty have no honor."
Metal Man: "Let's see... yes... red wire goes to green wire... goes to my right-most foot..." *BZZZT* "...Almost there..."
Panzer: *R to Metal* "Found the artifacts yet?"
The Ninja: "Metal of Man have honor, just no mind."
Digifanatic: *Shakes his head* "Yeah, Ninja, he just doesn't get it sometimes."
Metal Man: *R* "Not yet, I'm busy taking over the Red Text satellite. Here we go!" *Punches shiny object* *Lights flicker* "Just a bit longer, I think he hid something really far." Metal Man would leap down and begin prying on the floor with a burning golf club.
Panzer: *R* "There's a robot in the floor, maybe you can take that over too."
The Ninja: "What brings you here anyway?"
Metal Man (GM): *R* "I think I already dealt with him. I sort of was the one who built him, back when Genetia existed... I told him to--one moment." Metal Man would turn to Digi, holding the burning golf club.
Metal Man: "Would you want to own your own burning golf cart today, Digi?"
The Ninja: "Come of tasty burge-" *He quickly hops between Digi and Metal man.* "Hold on!"
Digifanatic: "Nah. I just w--yes? What is it?" *:.*
Metal Man: *R* "Never mind, my friend picked up that call. I'll talk to you in a bit. Metal out." *Turns off his comms* "Now to get this thing..."
Kaine: *Sighs and draws his sword, leaning on it as if it was a cane* "So... we just going to stand here and let them confuse the hell out of us or what?"
Metal Man (GM): He starts prying the floorboard open. It blinks at him with warning lights. So he bites them with his teeth and gets shocked a few times.
The Ninja: "Let us finish. We must take over and steal from pirate."
The Ninja: "When we kill Wolfman and save world."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Metal, you actually used to be a good boss. Now you're just turning into an insane shell of anything you used to have. ...Yes Kaine?"
Metal Man: "Brbrbbbbrrr."
Kaine: "Just say the word..."
Metal Man: "Nonsense! That me was an illusion made by The Void. I am far smarter than I was before!"
Metal Man (GM): As he flips out a burning piece of wiring with his golf club.
The Ninja: "If this wizard kitty's doing..."
Metal Man: "I went and learned Mr. Patch's secrets!"
Digifanatic: "I don't think it's--yeah, Patch was not fun."
Metal Man: "All I need is a mine cart and I can fix this ship to be mine..."
Digifanatic: "And you're causing more trouble dismantling this satellite."
Kraela readies her weapon. "Intelligence and madness are often confused. But you're the only one saying that you're intelligent."
The Ninja: "Why fight towards same goal? It is like two birds that fight over same fruit when there is four more."
Metal Man: "Wizard Kitty never liked me, and these people have been controlled by his psychic powers."
Digifanatic: "He is not stable."
Metal Man: "But it's okay. Because I have... THIS..." *Punches ground* *Ship flickers* "...There's another security circuit in here? Dagnabbit!"
Metal Man (GM): He gets up and goes to walk past Kraela and Kaine like they aren't there.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, this is not turning out very well."
Metal Man: "Oh, it's just fine. Just keep telling me that, I like the sound of your voice."
Digifanatic: *Rolls his eyes.*
Metal Man (GM): He would walk by them, then begin ripping up the floor behind them, getting stuck in the shag carpet for a moment longer.
The Ninja: "All will be fine if one don't provoke him. You almost lost last time."
Digifanatic: .oO(Red Text is not amused if he is alive.)
Metal Man: "One more and I have control over this satellite... wow... what she said was true!"
Metal Man (GM): Yes... the red carpet. Red Text has several feet of it around. Metal Man is currently burning some of it with his club, trying to get through it.
Metal Man: "So, tell me. How crazy am I? And how much are you going to threaten me?"
Metal Man (GM): *As he opens up a panel, about ready to sever the last security link.*
The Ninja: *The ninja hops over close to Metal Man.* "No threat. Only concern."
Kraela: "You threatened us."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. We didn't get a distress signal from here for nothing."
Metal Man: "I did? Well, I forget. I was a bit of a bender there. It happens."
The Ninja: "Distress? From who?"
Metal Man: "Oh, probably Red Text."
Digifanatic: "There's nobody else we've encountered in the satellite except Ninja, and the entry to the bridge is SHUT OFF."
Metal Man: "Yes. He's quite problematic."
Metal Man (GM): He would look at the security computer.
The Ninja: "Red Text has no honor."
Metal Man: "I have a present for you, Digi."
Metal Man (GM): He would rip it out and hand it to Digi.
Digifanatic: *Rejects it* "I don't need to hack my way into here."
Metal Man: "Of course you don't."
The Ninja: "Oh. A welcome gift. One should treasure it."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man types into his wrist.
Computer: 'HACKER ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL SATELLITE.'
Metal Man: "I hate when my stuff yells at me."
The Ninja: "We are almost done, Metal of Man."
Kaine: *Sighs and walks forward, his sword still out.*
Digifanatic: *Deadpan* "Yeah, that's you, not me." *Nudges the computer towards Metal's feet.*
Metal Man (GM): He continues standing there, hacking into the computers wirelessly. He looks at Kaine.
Metal Man: "What's your favorite weapon?"
Kaine: "Depends on the day, why?"
The Ninja: "It is nice to see old friends again. Maybe we can have party later."
Metal Man: "I have a vast selection of weapons I could sell you. Some of which I will acquire in a few seconds here, gimme a moment." *He continues typing into his wrist.*
Kaine: "Anything that's not broken?"
Metal Man: "Oh, sure. Do you like Red Text's technology?"
Computer: "HACK-- KZHT-- KER--- ERRORRRRRR."
Metal Man: "It's always the third try, isn't it?"
The Ninja: "Make sure it does not linger with dishonor, Metal of Man."
Metal Man (GM): You stand in a line, but he isn't attacking you. Just typing into his wrist.
Kraela: *Krae started to swing her halberd back and forth gently. She was getting pissed off and, more importantly, she didn't like being ignored. But she wasn't in charge here. At a guess, she'd say that Ian was.*
Metal Man: "Well, after I type this in, I will have succeeded."
Metal Man (GM): He begins typing into his wrist again.
The Ninja: "No wandering. Please. The kitty lady might not approve."
Digifanatic: "...Kitty lady?" *Smirks* "Panz is involved, huh?"
Kaine: "Suddenly my urge to stab something has risen..."
Metal Man: "Old Questers gotta stick together. Together we will save the world. And you will watch, threatening me with your weapons."
The Ninja: "It is not possible for you to win here. Please think over plan."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man leaps back, as the ship's computers start freaking out.
Digifanatic: "Well, I'm glad that's holding true. I'm sticking with Trigger, and Demon, and Dragoshi..."
Metal Man: "You have been an interesting experience! But now the time has come for you to lose. I mean leave! Because this is my satellite now. I didn't believe what she said would work, but it did. Incredible!"
Kaine: "... Can we kick his ass yet?"
Digifanatic: "...oh, that's it now."
Metal Man: "You will have to hit me first. I won't waste my time fighting when you can just stand around. Heh heh heh heh heh."
The Ninja: "You have proved yourself, Metal of man." *He gives a small bow.*
Metal Man (GM): Music starts playing as he starts dancing.
Metal Man: "The first victory after ten years! Yeaahhhhhh!!!"
Trigger: "...Great, now he has his own soundtrack..."
Kraela: "You have terrible taste."
Digifanatic: "Okay, party's over."
Kaine: "Ugh... and I thought the disco was bad..."
The Ninja: "Party just begin. Who want's burgers?"
Metal Man: "Greeeeen raaaaangeeerrrr gooooooooo."
Metal Man (GM): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwtRmHCyutw&feature=related (Green Ranger Theme: Zedd Version) You're out-range, currently. Indeed. You're just in out-range. Metal Man finishes his dance as cheesy lyrics flood the room and the lights turn green.
Metal Man: "This is the M.M.S. Eisnaught now!"
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Right now, I really don't care if I get killed or not." *Takes out his Digivice and fires a Light Ray at Metal, just to make him shut up.*
The Ninja: "My song next, Metal of Man!"
Kaine: "FINALLY!" *Lobs a grenade at Metal as well.*
Metal Man (GM): He is hit, despite rocket fires coming out of his elbows.
Metal Man: "You want a celebration spar? Excellent! Fighting powers, go!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies straight up off the ground, with fire flying from his two elbows.
Metal Man: "It's battle time! Metal Man power, activate! YEAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): GREEN METAL MAN BATTLE.
The Ninja: "An honorable match it is." *The ninja explodes in a shadowy mist.*
Metal Man: "Your little blue wolfman won't save you now! I have the power of the real Wolfman!"
Kaine: "Didn't you KILL the real Wolfman?"
Metal Man: "No! He killed himself saving us all! He died for our mistakes!"
Digifanatic: "No, he sacrificed himself to save us."
Metal Man: "You dare insult the true Wolfman? MMMMMMAAACH PAWNCHHHH!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man puts a fist out in front of him, then rocket propulsion rockets him at Kaine at mach speed--like a Falcon Kick, but with a punch. He flies into flanking Kaine too... *ROCKET HIT* 36 damage. Kaine is thrown into the air, spinning and throwing sparks, and lands on the ground.
Kaine: *Thud* "Ok, that hurt..."
Metal Man: "I fight for Wolfman and the original Questers! Eat dishware, evil cretin!" *He pulls... something... out of the air... then he does it again...*
Metal Man (GM): He pulls out the Sword of Light! It glows and flies into Kaine, exploding violently and dealing an instant 77 damage to Kaine! Then he takes a weird bent sword and swings at the still-flanked Kaine! 35 more damage.
Metal Man: "Foul being! No one insults Wolfman and lives!"
Metal Man (GM): He then turns to Digi and starts taking guns out! He takes out a Phazon Sniper rifle and headshots Digi!
King King Demon: *Using 2 resist on the sword of light.*
Metal Man (GM): 75 damage! Piercing! Bleeding x3 (10 damage each round, for 3 rounds) Then he glows violently red!
Metal Man: "RRAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): He fires a violent beam of pure red energy at Digi's face.
Digifanatic: *Screw that, 2 RES points.*
Metal Man (GM): It explodes violently against the 2 RES points.
Metal Man: "Running out of time... oh well! Fast Forward TRI ATTAAAAACK!"
Metal Man (GM): His Time Device activates. He blurs through time, firing a spinning collection of plasma, shotgun particles, and a giant crystal spike at Kraela. At half accuracy! It goes flying into the wall! Kraela dodges as it explodes violently into the wall, doing nothing! *Normal time* "Good one. I'd have been disappointed if you were so weak to let that hit you."
The Ninja: *Ceiling Ninja is watching you. EoT.*
Metal Man: "Come at me Digi, with your single-digit damage attacks! Ahahahahaaaaaaaa!!!"
Trigger: "...You gonna take that from him Digi?"
Metal Man (GM): He opens his arms, beckoning for Digi to attack him.
Digifanatic: "Oh, heck no."
Metal Man (GM): He's hit. He -nearly- blocks it, but too slow.
Digifanatic: *Defend 1 TP, EOT.*
Metal Man: "One punch? Why haven't you learned the art of strapping dangerous rockets to your elbows yet?"
Digifanatic: "Because I don't wish to inherit your quirks."
Metal Man: "Curse you, Logic Genie!"
Kraela goes into range and swings the hook end of her halberd at Metal Man.
Metal Man: "Without Deloth, Rinith, or Aribar, you are powerless to stop me, Brawlers! Run... run for the hills! You can't even-argh!"
Metal Man (GM): Talking like an armored Bubsy/Awesome Possum/Gex is not good for Metal Man's defense.
Kraela: *She then shifts to a defensive stance. EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): Next attack gets +3 to-hit against him. Metal Man presses a button on his wrist.
Kaine: *Gets into range then goes electric stabbing on Metal.*
Metal Man (GM): It gets better. He spent his uber-dodge on that attack, too. So not only does he dodge it, but then he phases in and out of reality to make it so that one attack could never have hit him. Like some showoff.
Metal Man: "...Sorry. I expected that to actually hit me. Didn't mean to do that."
Kaine: *Sigh* "Eh, waste your energy, it's fine."
Metal Man: "That would have been a lot more useful five minutes ago! Curse you, Time Toaster! You have suffered enough for your foolishness, Kaine! I will spare you! You, on the other hand, Digi... meet MY fire punch! It's napalmly delicious!"
Metal Man (GM): He goes to uppercut Digi with a mach punch. He takes Digi into the sky with him, fighter-style. Then he goes to combo him... First with a weapon.... He goes to stab Digi with the butter knife of ice! 27 damage, stunned x3 (-3 for one round--starting now, uh-oh) The frozen Digi is then attacked by... Metal Man shooting an SSB ray gun at him! 15 damage if hit. Then finally, he goes to blast Digi down with... a Tri-attack to the face! Oh yeah, the first Mach punch dealt 36 fire.
Digifanatic: *1 or 2 RES points depending on the damage it deals.*
Metal Man (GM): That attack deals 99 damage. It is evil. The others would see Metal Man basically MvC3-style comboing Digi in the sky.
Digifanatic: *Yup, he's gonna need 2 for that one.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi is knocked down, though his barrier prevents him from dying. Metal Man then decides to rocket away after landing, flying to clothesline Kraela on his way to out-range. 36 damage if hit. He'd stand now in out-range, and do an air guitar solo.
Metal Man: "I learned from last time! Without a blue wolf, you are doomed! My wolf is superior!"
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja's turn. Metal Man has a few dents in him, but you're gonna need to increase it... he's got a ways to go.
The Ninja: *Shadows hiding in shadows. Can you see him? EoT.*
Metal Man: "You know, if you joined my side, or ran, I wouldn't need to dramatically hurl you through a window into space."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man takes 10 more damage from that. (Whatever "That" was, people seem to not describe their attacks much in this fight)
Digifanatic: "It'd also be rude of you to keep dismantling this satellite."