Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 22: The World That Saved Itself
Date: 5:53:48 PM, January 18th; 4:37:17 PM, January 21st, 2011.
Kraela: "Run to where?"
Metal Man: "The satellite is already mine. But I can't resist a celebration brawl!"
Trigger: "Probably out of his line of sight..."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, behind you, Digi. One big one. Metal Man would open a warp to the side.
Metal Man: "You can go back to the Space Stadium if you wish. I do not need to destroy you, old friend! Only this satellite... it will be mine... to wreak vengeance on The Time Cops and Evil Wolfman!"
Digifanatic: "No, but I bet you get cheap laughs for wanting to..."
Metal Man: "All right, now what?"
Metal Man (GM): Digi is crushed by Metal Man's weight when he picks him up. 10 damage. Metal Man rolls on the floor, also taking 10 damage.
Metal Man: "You break that window, and everything goes into space--including you! I'm not sure what you're after, but I think you've become as crazy as I have!"
Metal Man (GM): Yes... ...but not inside this ship... only the dubious, probably one-way warp he has here is a way back too.
Kraela: "Finally he admits it."
Metal Man: "I am both crazy and intelligent. One feeds the other... you would know, if you were me!"
Metal Man (GM): From the system: "Also, status effects last from when the target was hit with the status effect to the beginning of the turn of the person who hit them with that effect. For each length increment, another round's worth of time must pass before it goes away." So it won't carry over on its own, no. I put it up while updating that. Anything else? Metal Man is out-range, except to Digi, who ran up to him.
Digifanatic: *EOT Defending 1 TP.*
Metal Man (GM): He's in out-range to you as well, Trigger. He... sits there as a burning blade sorta misses him and is over his shoulder. He pokes it and admires his reflection in your blade.
Metal Man: "Nice sword!"
Trigger: *Eot* "...Thanks?!"
Kraela: "Let's try for a repeat, shall we?" *She runs up to him and tries to hook him again.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, he can't dodge that. He is hit, again.
Digifanatic: *Panting a bit* "Thanks, Kraela."
Kraela: *She then goes into a defensive stance like before.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man presses the button again. He phases through it. It is. He also dances around the other fireballs.
Metal Man: "Dance dance revolution! And now... it's time for the punch is right! Starring... Kraela! AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!"
Kraela: "Oh joy."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out his honkin' Greataxe, then he takes out a giant tetherball pole with a Disco ball on the end of it. Then he goes to smash both into Kraela. Dang. The dice hate you. Hate you so much. First one is 88 damage. Second is stunned, bleeding (set on fire) for three rounds, and 111 damage.
Metal Man: "Burn baby burn!"
Kraela falls to the ground. Seems like she's dead.
Kaine: "Dammit, not again!"
Metal Man: "You're next!" *He takes out...*
Metal Man (GM): His DVD launcher and Phazon Sniper Rifle! Then he fires them at Digi.
Trigger: "This is bad..."
Metal Man (GM): Piercing, 50 damage, and it's a DVD of the Neverending Story 3!
Digifanatic: *3 SP to dodge, or wait one turn and spend the same 3 and only 3 to revive. Yeah, he'd rather get KO'd now.*
Metal Man (GM): Oh, +20 more damage due to overpower... and the phazon sniper rifle auto-hits for 75 damage, piercing, bleeding... It's just total overkill.
Kaine: "Well, there goes Ian..."
The Ninja: "It is spar you cannot win."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man blows off some of the smoke from his arms.
Metal Man: "That's two. Leave my ship or I will add two to it!"
Metal Man (GM): He stands there, glowing.
Metal Man: "The power of the Time cops... hahahaha... they gave me this power... and it made sure I couldn't lose. You want to stop me? Stop them! Otherwise... it doesn't matter what you do. I was just one of any!"
The Ninja: *Ninja is seen, cheering Metal Man on. EoT.*
Kaine: "Fight or flee, Trig?"
Metal Man: "Learn from this battle, the Quester way! Come back again with more another time... or join me and be glorious! I will always oblige more enemies! I mean friends! I mean... lackadaisical popsicle sticks!"
The Ninja: "We will restore friends if you join us."
Metal Man: "We have the power!"
Trigger: "You know, we might wanna just run for now. How you feel about that Kaine?"
Kaine: "Yyyyyyyyyeah... You grab Ian, I'll get Kr... uh, yeah, let's get going."
Kaine: *Grabs the body nearest to him and heads for the warp... whatever warp it is...*
Metal Man: "The honorable battle has concluded, and I have won... come back and if you can beat me, you will get a prize! I call it... the Titanium Ice Cream Cone Challenge!"
Metal Man (GM): You run back onto the S.S. You see... Red Text's satellite suddenly take off on its own.
Trigger: "Damn it..."
Mewtwo: "...What happened?"
Trigger: "Metal Man happened!"
Starr: "I take it nothing went the way it was supposed to."
Kaine: *Sets Krae down as gently as possible* "I don't suppose anyone got Red off of there, did they?"
Digifanatic: *Revives and looks out... ticked off again.*
Digifanatic: "I have no clue, Kaine."
Trigger: "I tried to but couldn't get to him..."
Valentine: "Let me guess. You started up yet another needless fight."
Trigger: "He might still be safe though."
Metal Man (GM): You see the outside... the Red Text Satellite... ...and a warp open, which then summons the Wing Fortress.
Kraela: *She gets up onto her elbows.* "That's still irritating."
Digifanatic: "It wasn't needless, Valentine."
Kaine: "Needless?" *Shrug* "I don't know about THAT..."
Metal Man (GM): ...It then docks with the Wing Fortress.
Starr: "... What is Red Text doing?"
Digifanatic: "This guy took over an ally satellite."
Kaine: *Helps Krae to her feet, whether she needs it or not.*
Metal Man (GM): *Comms* "Join me, Questers! The combined Space Stadium-Wing fortress-Red Text Satellite could rule the galaxy!"
Digifanatic: "And Princess, it's not what Red Text is doing. It's what our lunatic ex-boss is doing."
Mewtwo: *Growls* "Him again..."
Starr: "... That guy used to be our boss?"
Mewtwo: "We're going to need to make a plan to deal with him. He's probably got some new crazy plan."
Digifanatic: "Yeah. You can see why we don't like him anymore."
Kaine: "Welcome." *To Ian* "Next time, can we PLEASE shoot him on sight?!?"
Metal Man (GM): *Comms* "I will save Nintendus with the power of the Red Satellite!"
Kraela: *She digs into her pocket and pulls out the coins that Metal Man gave her.* "Well, at least that wasn't a complete waste."
Valentine: "Because shooting him worked earlier, didn't it?"
Mewtwo: "...His vast wealth... ...he must have a new employer."
Kaine: "Well, if we would have shot him instead of trying to figure out what he was doing, he may not have had the chance to take the satellite over."
Valentine: "The same plan won't work against him as he once employed me."
Kaine: "Also, they said they were working for Panzer. I'm guessing that means whatever she and Red talked about the other day didn't go too well."
Valentine: "Well, we're you're in trouble, Mewtwo. Shall I see what can be done?"
Digifanatic: "At least us holding off to attack him wasn't in vain."
Mewtwo: "...I see. The Time Cops for some reason decided to hire him... Yes, perhaps--"
Metal Man (GM): The huge ship warps into a giant portal and escapes.
Mewtwo: "...Or not... ...They just warped for Nintendus."
Digifanatic: "Oooooooh, he's done it now."
Valentine: "How annoying."
King Demon: "Well, that'll be fun to watch... don't suppose you have any satellites that can give us a view of THAT fight, do you?"
Metal Man (GM): You get a live video feed... Metal Man is beaming it to you. The ship can be seen flying over the Stadium Evil Wolfman has taken over.
Valentine: "I suggest we go help them."
Metal Man: *Comms to Stadium* "Surrender! The true leader of the Questers attacks in the name of Wolfman!"
King Demon: "He's going to start an interdimensional war, isn't he?"
Trigger: "Looking like it."
Garrickdex: *R* "You will not beat us. Our dimension is the real one... ...weren't we paying you five minutes ago?"
Metal Man: *Comms* "I bought shinier, deadlier guns with your money, to kill you with!"
Garrickdex: *R* "...You imbecile..."
Metal Man: *Comms* "In the name of Wolfman, surrender to the Stadium!"
Garrickdex: *R* "You have fifteen seconds to leave before we destroy you."
Metal Man: *Comms* "A death for Wolfman is a death for truth and love! Ultimate Wing Fortress Red Beam of death! FireEEEEEEE!!!!!"
King Demon: "When did Metal become Team Rocket?"
Starr: "I dunno, he may be just crazy enough to do it."
Metal Man (GM): You see a massive red beam hit the fake Stadium.
Digifanatic: "Who knows, Demon."
Kraela: "Does anybody have any popcorn?"
Metal Man (GM): Then Metal Man begins firing at it with even more laser beams. Then he dis-engages the Wing Fortress and begins ramming the field around it.
King Demon: *Produces a bowl he'd been popping earlier.*
Garrickdex: *R* "What the... hell? What kind of lunatic does that?"
Trigger: "I have skittles."
Garrickdex: *R* "Fields holding... ... ...stop wasting all our power, you idiot, and join us!"
Valentine: "And to think you were trying to stop him earlier."
Kraela: *She starts snacking on the popcorn as she watches.*
Metal Man (GM): You see Alsa, meanwhile, beginning to heat up and turn red. Uh-oh...
Digifanatic: "Oh, we were trying. Metal's just a--"
Metal Man (GM): *Comms* "I will use the power of an entire planet to destroy you!"
Digifanatic: "...That satellite can suck power from Alsa FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION?!"
Garrickdex: *R* "We have destroyed galaxies before... you will not survive!"
Starr: "... NO!" *Oh, now she looks worried.* "NO STOP HIM!"
Kaine: "Uh... maybe we... shit!"
Metal Man (GM): The fake Stadium fires a massive beam back at him. It pushes him back, but he doesn't seem to notice Alsa turning bright red. Instead he just pushes it more and more.
Valentine: "Such foolray."
Metal Man (GM): The fake Stadium is beginning to fluctuate, but so is Alsa! *Comms* "Surrender now, before I destroy you AND Alsa! Then the old world will truly triumph over all!"
Digifanatic: "We need to hijack Metal."
Kaine: "CAN we do that, Ian?"
Valentine: "You tried and it failed."
Garrickdex: *R* *Staticy* "You... lunatic... you'll... just kill yourself... we can survive anything you do..."
Metal Man (GM): Something else appears ... It's a massive... clock-covered being.
Arbiter: "I am the Arbiter. Surrender, Evil Wolfman. We have you completely outgunned."
Metal Man (GM): Clock-covered.
Mewtwo: "That's impossible! The Arbiter is dead!"
Digifanatic: "Stranger things have happened."
Trigger: "...Not anymore appearently."
Metal Man (GM): The Arbiter powers up and fires his own beam of time energy at the Fake Stadium.
Valentine: "Mewtwo. Ready our ship."
King Demon: "Arbiter? Who or WHAT brought that jackass back to life?"
Metal Man (GM): Then...
Digifanatic: "Probably Metal."
Metal Man (GM): ...Sloan's Pyramid ship warps in.
Starr: *She falls to her knees...* "What the hell is happening..."
Sloan: *R* "The Time cops have you pretty well screwed, Evil Wolfman. I'd surrender if I were you."
Trigger: "Jesus christ... what the HELL IS GOING ON!!"
Garrickdex: *R* *Sound of explosions going off* "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): Alsa stops glowing so red. Instead, the Fake Stadium violently explodes.
King Demon: "Armageddon, I'd say..."
Kaine: "For Evil Wolf, at any rate."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman sends his ships en masse to fight the other ships. It's a massive melee above Nintendus.
Starr: "Oh thank god... It's safe..."
Valentine: "Hmm. So that means I wasted my time getting those spellbooks. Oh well. At least I got paid."
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Consider this a partial victory for you, Time Cops. But I will never surrender to your trickery."
Trigger: "I don't even anymore..."
King Demon: *Puts a hand on Starr's shoulder.*
Kraela: "Please tell me we got that recorded."
Digifanatic: "Not yet, Val."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman joins his oddworld fleet, as the Time Cops, Metal Man, and Sloan attack it violently. They're about evenly matched.
Digifanatic: "I can still hear the beast. If that's not an automated message..."
Metal Man (GM): *Comms* "Nintendus will be safe! Die! Die! No! Stop attacking my outdated propellers!"
Mewtwo: "...It is clear what has happened."
Starr: "I almost lost everything... My treasury, my kingdom... My people. I almost lost my people. How can you be a princess without people to care for... To protect..."
Mewtwo: "The Time Cops have decided to fight Evil Wolfman themselves."
Valentine: "Looks like an even battle. I suggest we go make it uneven. Or you Questers I should say."
Mewtwo: "...But even then, they have only broken his control over part of Nintendus... with enough power to nearly destroy Alsa."
King Demon: "Should we go interfere?"
Mewtwo: "We must secure our portion of Nintendus before Metal Man takes it for himself."
Trigger: "What do you think Digi."
Digifanatic: "I think we need to now."
Mewtwo: "The Time cops are only working to destroy Evil Wolfman, but if we let him stay there, he will continue to steal what is ours."
King Demon: "So, yes, at least to an extent." *Smirks* "Sounds like fun."
Digifanatic: "With what Mewtwo just said..." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): He sets the ship to intercept the immense mega-battle.
King Demon: *Back to Starr* "Hey... you ok?"
Metal Man (GM): On the video, you'd see Evil Wolfman summon... ...oh god. It's an evil Star Trek Voyager ship!
Evil Wolfman: *R* "You have only destroyed one of my many bases. Now I will kill all of you for your foolishly early move."
Metal Man (GM): It fires phasers everywhere, hitting everything at once and causing nasty damage. The Space Stadium flies into the melee. You see Metal Man, pre-occupied with death-lasering small ships with completely overkill lasers--and taking heavy damage to the rear of the Wing Fortress. The Arbiter... ...he's practically invincible and punching ships out of thin air. Sloan is... alive... why???
Valentine: "I suggest you leave now, Questers. Mewtwo, I will analyze the battles and organize the ships the best way I can from here."
Mewtwo: "We will land in the spot where the fake Stadium was and defend it from the ground. Once in place we can work on contacting Red Text. The other ships have Evil Wolfman distracted."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "We can do that."
Kaine: "Sounds good."
Trigger: "Got it."
Mewtwo: "I have detected some noise on the comm ports. I believe Metal Man trapped Red Text somewhere. That will be what the Questers and Brawlers do--rescue him and reclaim the satellite."
Valentine: "I will work on that. Good luck, Questers. Don't lose again."
Mewtwo: "Metal Man's plan was not his own, and that is why he apparently succeeded."
Trigger: "You can count on us."
Mewtwo: "We shall not dwell on whatever his caretakers are. Only take what is ours."
Metal Man (GM): The ship lands in the burning hole, finally home.
Valentine: "Link up with any possible allies."
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Mewtwo then makes a warp... to an alternate part of the Red Text satellite?
Kraela: "Got it."
Kaine: "I'll stay back and help secure this area."
King Demon: "I'm going after Red."
Digifanatic: "...Why couldn't some of us take THAT warp into the satellite before?!"
Mewtwo: "You said he was locked behind the bulkhead. This will take you to the other side."
Kraela: "Are you coming, Princess?"
Mewtwo: "I did not know what was there."
King Demon: "Come on, Starr, chance for revenge!"
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Alright..."
Trigger: "Let's get going!!"
Mewtwo: "And communications were blocked shortly after Metal Man began hacking into it."
Starr: "Y-yes..." *She goes with them.*
Metal Man (GM): The black Constitution-class-esque ship hovers ahead, fighting Mano-a-mano with the Arbiter. It is... tied...
Metal Man (GM): You warp into Red Text's control room. The glass is cracked and busted. And Red Text is tied to a chair, blindfolded and gagged. He also has a guitar smashed onto his head.
King Demon: *Steps toward Red, unhooking his knife to cut him out of there.*
Kraela: *Krae looks around to see if there's anything dangerous around.*
Starr: "..." *She goes to ungag him.*
Red Text: "Mmmph--gah! It took out long enough..."
Metal Man (GM): Krae: Parts of the room are burning, and the ship lurches as it takes many hits.
Red Text: "...Metal Man is the newest piece of the Time Cop brass."
Starr: "We had complications. Also, we know."
King Demon: *Cuts the ropes.*
Red Text: "The Arbiter has been rebuilt and reprogrammed... he appears to have learned from his past mistakes."
King Demon: "Yeah, we noticed."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "What happened between the time you talked to Panzer and now?"
Red Text: "Panzer tried to kill me, but I defeated her."
King Demon: "It's a massive melee over Nintendus right now."
Red Text: "Then Metal Man showed up. I was ready to defeat him..."
King Demon: "Can you retake control of the satellite?"
Red Text: "I sent Canti to defeat him. Canti revealed Metal Man had built him and turned to his side."
Red Text: "I was therefore screwed. Then you apparently gave him enough time to rip out all of my security overrides... literally."
Digifanatic: "And I presume Metal Man put up the barrier after he knocked you out?"
Red Text: "Yes. He apparently tested it a couple times as well."
Metal Man (GM): He points to bulges in it.
Red Text: "Now, our problem is, the Arbiter doesn't care too much about Nintendus. If he cannot destroy Evil Wolfman now, he will try to destroy the entire system with a massive black hole to do the job instead."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Well, we were trying to squeeze information out of him, but he just wouldn't quit dismantling the satellite... how did he find all the security ports?"
Red Text: "He almost blew up Alsa as it was, carelessly maxxing out the lasers to give time for the others to warp in. He was informed. By none other than Canti. Damned old technology."
Digifanatic: *Groans* "Alright, that'll do for now. Let's try to override his control."
King Demon: "So... what do we do now?"
Red Text: "We must override Metal Man's control... I need two of you to help me hack it with this console at the same time."
Metal Man (GM): Two more keyboards pop out.
Digifanatic: "I'll be one."
Trigger: "I'll be the other."
King Demon: "I'll stand guard with the Princess, I guess."
Red Text: "On my mark. One... two... three." *He types his hacking commands into it.*
Digifanatic: *Pulls out the Lappy and joins in.*
King Demon: *Puts his knife away and pulls out his sword, just in case.*
The Ninja: "Back so soon?" *The ninja would hop down from the ceiling.*
Metal Man (GM): You almost do it... Then it fails.
King Demon: "... Figures." *Activates his lightsaber.*
Digifanatic: "We're close, though."
Trigger: "Try it again."
King Demon: "Care to dance, Ninja?"
Metal Man: *Comms* "Hacking in my ship? I'll get ye---" *BOOOM* "Gah! ...You will never succeed!" *Click.*
Red Text: *Goes to quickly hack it again* "One two THREE! Do it this time, we have no time!"
Metal Man (GM): *CLUNK* Alarms start going off.
Red Text: "Trigger... stop trying. Someone else... now!"
The Ninja: "The skills of a ninja are not to be over looked." *He claps his hands together and slowly disappears into the shadows.*
Metal Man: *Comms* "Spies sappin' mah satellite!"
Trigger: "Damn it..."
Digifanatic: "Shut up, SILVR."
Metal Man (GM): The satellite repositions.
King Demon: *M to Trig* "I'll get it for ya, you take care of Ninja." *Takes his place by the keyboard.*
Red Text: "He's going to use our energy we need to escape blowing up the Evil Enterprise Evil Wolfman summoned! Hurry!"
Trigger: *M to Demon* *Okay.*"
Kraela: "I'll help with Ninja, too. Tech's not my thing."
Metal Man (GM): And Demon?
The Ninja: *Suddenly jumps on Red text.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon rips the keyboard off by hitting it too hard!
Digifanatic: "Trigger, I'm starting to think otherwise!"
King Demon: "... Well, SHIT!"
Metal Man (GM): The ship stops mid-way... ...no one is controlling it now.
Red Text: "...Yes! We stopped him! ... ...I'm not in! We have to... get this thing off of me!"
Digifanatic: "And now we're adrift..."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to smash a teapot in the Ninja's face.
King Demon: *Slashes at Ninja with his sword.*
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja dodges the teapot and the sword.
Red Text: "Someone type in the coordinates while I get this thing off of me!" *Red Text starts running around with the Ninja on him.*
The Ninja: "You look to remove me, but you just remove yourselves."
Metal Man (GM): Two people can try to re-hack the computer.
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "I'll keep it up."
King Demon: "Ian, you're up, I'm going to get that damn traitor!"
Metal Man: *Comms* "No! My destruction beam! So close... must get control!"
King Demon: *Tries to get at Ninja once again.*
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja is knocked off by Trigger. Then... The epic duo of Demon and Digi program the computer to get control. Red Text types into the computer!
King Demon: "Huh..."
Red Text: "Your shenanigans end here!"
The Ninja: *Disappears again.*
Red Text: "Not so fast!"
Metal Man (GM): Red Text's satellite uses its advanced sensors to scan for the Ninja, pinpointing his location!
Digifanatic: "You place a tracker on him?"
Digifanatic: *Looks at the scan* "Good enough."
Red Text: "You're dead, ninja!"
Starr: "... This is crazy." *She sighs softly and pulls out her whip.* "But I can deal with this crazy."
Red Text: "Kill him!"
King Demon: "Gladly!"
Metal Man (GM): He gets into his mecha and runs at the Ninja, who was about to escape. Kentucky Fried Ninja: The Battle The Ninja is smashed by a giant red arm for 100 damage! Roll inits! No. RT wants the help of everyone.
Metal Man: *R* "Oh no! They have control! And that mecha thing! Run little Ninja! Run!"
The Ninja: "A pointless battle. Why must fight?"
Metal Man: *R* "Dammit! My ship can't operate itself! Curse you, Sears & Roebuck flight controls!"
Metal Man (GM): Order: Demon, Digi, Ninja, Trigger, Kit, Red Text
Valentine: "While we fight Evil Man of Wolf wins more."
Starr: "You fight because I almost lost everything today... And I need a good scapegoat."
Red Text: "You stole my satellite. No one who steals my satellite lives."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Demon, Digi, Ninja, Trigger, Starr, Kraela, Red Text Yes.
Metal Man: *R* "Run, Ninja man! They have the giant mech of posterior annihilation!"
King Demon: *Pucnches Ninja a couple times, cuz why not.*
The Ninja: "This is battle not easily won..."
Metal Man (GM): You guys can take your turns for a bit while I get some food. Brb one sec.
The Ninja: *The ninja does prove his ungodly ninja speed.*
Digifanatic: *Defending for 2 TP to end turn. Unless SP resets to 3 for this match, which he'll use one to match the 3 and hit Ninja for 50 Fire.*
The Ninja: "You see with eyes, not with mind."
King Demon: "Fraggin ninja, HOLD STILL SO I CAN PUNCH YOUR TEETH OUT!"
Digifanatic: *And then he'll defend.*
The Ninja: *His fancy staffsword would appear, jumping up as he flings it in a whirling noise that goes for... The two consoles that is.*
Metal Man (GM): Red Text would try to fling himself in the way of that attack. Roll for both. He would save one console (taking damage); the other would be destroyed. He takes 40 total, as he blocks the entire thing... hit by both, of course. Anything else?
The Ninja: *And since he knows he can't hide he attacks again.*
Red Text: "You won't destroy those consoles so easily with me in the way!"
Metal Man (GM): He spends an SP to eat both of them, taking 80 more damage to block them.
Red Text: "Urgh!"
The Ninja: "I only wish to stop Evil, fake man of wolf. Do not stand in way or you side with him." *EoT.*
Red Text: "You serve the side of madness, not good!"
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit (saying it here so it is logged)
Editor's Note: However, Trigger kept doing things so indirectly it's like he wasn't even here. Oh well, it's not like I care, his attacks were probably bland anyways.
Starr: .oO(Let's be calm and reasonable. You don't land strikes when you're upset.)
The Ninja: *Ninja looks slightly worn, but he's still in the game.*
Kraela: *Krae moves to get behind Ninja and uses her hook move.*
The Ninja: "Argh!" *The ninja just drops to one knee.* "Stop. Stop. Spar is over."
Red Text: "You took my satellite... you supported a madman... you... interrupted my tea time!"
Digifanatic: .oO(Arson, murder, AND jaywalking!)
Metal Man (GM): He becomes so mad his eye glows red and a British flag is projected behind him.
Red Text: "For the Queen of England, I destroy you!"
Metal Man (GM): ANGRY BRITISH GENTLEMAN BEAM
Metal Man (GM): *Violent British explosion.*
Digifanatic: *Mumbling* "Well, God save the Queen."
Metal Man (GM): The Ninja takes 152 damage as a sting from the British national anthem plays.
King Demon: *Salutes the flag for about half a a second.*
Metal Man (GM): He then stands there, out of breath for a moment, before running to the console, whether or not that KO'd the Ninja. Yes... not utterly annihilated. KO'd. That would be too boring. That is, if that was sufficient.
The Ninja: *Yep. he's out.*
Red Text: "My anger has been quenched. Now it is time to right the wrongs the imbecile did to my satellite!"
Metal Man (GM): You can see the battle outside.
King Demon: *Tries to pickpocket the unconscious ninja.*
Metal Man (GM): He's still too hot to touch.
Kraela rotates her shoulders as she takes her halberd out of Ninja's corpse. "That was fun."
Metal Man (GM): His KO'd body glows from the rage that was burnt into him.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, it was..."
Metal Man (GM): While the initial move was genius, it appears the Time Cops underestimated the second wave of Evil Wolfman people. Well, it's... plotonium.
Trigger: "...Well, I didn't die for a change."
King Demon: *Sighs* "Anyone got a fire extinguisher?"
Metal Man (GM): Anyway, Evil Wolfman's fighters and the evil USS Constitution are currently duking it out with the Arbiter.
Trigger: "Not me..."
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man's Wing Fortress isn't doing well either. Sloan's doing just fine. Perhaps because his ship is firing gigantic beams of ice. And summoning massive thunder clouds that destroy things with mega-thunderstorms.
King Demon: *Looking outside* "How is it that thunderstorms can exist in space anyway?" *Shrugs.*
Red Text: "We're over Nintendus, right now. Exactly where we SHOULDN'T be."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Now can we warp this back over Alsa?"
King Demon: "Yes, we are. Metal brought us here to attack Evil Wolfman."
Red Text: "Now... I don't like Evil Wolfman... but I don't like Metal Man either. If you don't mind, I'm going to cripple his worthless Wing fortress for what he did to my ship."
Starr: "Wonderful..." *She sighs softly and leans against Demon.* "Well, today has been a wonderful exercise in pain for almost everyone, as I can see."
King Demon: *Shrug.*
Red Text: "Ehhh?"
King Demon: *Puts an arm around Starr* "Yeah, you had a rough one, didn't you?"
Digifanatic: "Go ahead, I'd say."
Red Text: "You saved me, so it's your choice. If I wanted to choose, well... I'd have not trusted that worthless robot!"
Metal Man (GM): He types it in immediately. The red beam arcs out into the Wing Fortress.
King Demon: "Any way you can send them both to Hell? I know some people that'd like to see them."
Metal Man: *Comms* "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... Margarita!" *His ship flees now that it has a massive gaping hole in it.*
Digifanatic: .oO(No, that would be "Hey, Macarena!")
Starr: "Margari-... No, I'm not even asking." *She just keeps leaning against Demon, watching the destruction.*
Arbiter: *Comms* "It has come to my attention the Red Satellite is no longer in our control. Tactical retreat, Time Cop forces. We have done what we came here to do."
King Demon: *Rubbing Starr's shoulder lightly* "Probably better you don't, Princess."
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Your homeworld is next, foolish Time Beings!"
Digifanatic: *Nods to Starr.*
Metal Man (GM): The Evil USS Constitution rams the Arbiter so hard it nearly rips one of his arms off. You then see Evil Wolfman leap out and punch him so hard he starts flying over the horizon.
Trigger: "If that isn't a star KO... then I don't know what is."
King Demon: "Good riddance..."
Starr: "...Well damn."
Arbiter: *R* "I am in one piece. However, you must flee if you do not wish to join me, Time Cop fleet."
Metal Man (GM): The others flee, except for Sloan. Sloan's pyramid ship flies to face Evil Wolfman.
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Who dares face me?"
Sloan: *R* "I am Corporal Sloan. I possess great power. Power which could be yours."
Trigger: "Contestant number three..."
King Demon: "... Is it sad that I really don't care WHO wins this fight?"
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Why do I want your power, when I can take over the universe without you?"
Kraela: "Well, that's not my favorite line."
Trigger: "Not really..."
Sloan: *R* "The Time Cops foolishly trusted me."
Evil Wolfman: *R* "...Your offer is interesting."
Sloan: *R* "Leave the Questers be. I know how to deal with them, and now is not the time. You are from a mirror universe. I have a mirror universe device. Work with me, and we can rule the universe together."
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Given the situation, I will consider your suggestion... ...in the part of Nintendus I control."
Metal Man (GM): They then fly off, to Oddworld, leaving the air empty of neutral/enemy ships.
Trigger: "...That ...ugh."
King Demon: "Damn... I wanted to see them blow each other up!"
Red Text: "I'm guessing Sloan's lack of any morals led him to just work with whoever lets him blow more people up. That was why Borne never should have hired him."
Digifanatic: "Thaaaaat sounds plausible."
Red Text: "Now... I will return to Alsa. You... wish to stay here, right? The Time Cops have given you your land back."
King Demon: "You'd think people would learn eventually, wouldn't you?"
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Mewtwo has told us to defend it."
Starr: ". . ." *She glances around, as if unsure she wants to stay now... After what happened to Alsa...*
Red Text: "Alsa will be safe for now. I have begun to rewrite my programs... Metal Man will never be able to do that again."
King Demon: "Starr, as long as Red has control of this satellite, Alsa will be safe. That said, if you wish to return, you may do so."
Red Text: "That was aided by Panzer, to boot... and after this, I think I will add destroying her to my list."
Starr: ". . ." *She nods softly,* "You're right... I'll go with you guys."
Trigger: "Don't you mean, retiring her Red? She is a reploid after all."
King Demon: "It's been on mine for a while... What happened between you two the other day, anyway?"
Red Text: "She wanted to turn off the barrier."
Digifanatic: "He said destroy, not kill."
Trigger: "Ehh, Kill, destroy, retire, same difference..."
Red Text: "It turns out Metal Man did too, until he was overcome with the power he had available. Then he decided to go on a rampage instead. For a moment my barrier nearly did turn off. ...He spent that moment trying to kill Evil Wolfman with an overpowered deathray. So no one got through to Alsa. Evil Wolfman spent his energy not exploding. I'll need to find a better security system... this was a mess..."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to drop you off on the now grounded Stadium.
Kraela: "Thanks, Red."
Red Text: "Thank you..."
King Demon: *Nods* "We're glad you're still safe."
Digifanatic: "Same here."
THe Ninja: *And the Ninja's body and weapon were suddenly gone. Most likely sneaked away into the shadows.*
Red Text: *Turns around* "...He got away this time." *He would go to type something in, then stop.* "...The next time, however, I will cast his body into the sun."
Metal Man (GM): It'd dock with the Stadium, and you can now return to HQ.
Kraela: "Good call."
Digifanatic: *Chuckles* "Sounds like a good idea to me."
King Demon: "Have a good night, Red. We'll probably be in touch again." *Notices the missing Ninja* "Damn, I didn't get to loot him..."
Red Text: "Yes... I will go and fix my headache the British way right now, as I am still hearing Yellow Submarine." *He'd groan and wander off, flying the ship off after you leave and are back in the Stadium.*
Starr: "Bye Red..." *She curtsies.* "I'll see you when this all is over... I need a way home somehow."
Mewtwo: "Well... that wasn't all bad."
King Demon: "That can be arranged."
Digifanatic: *Shakes his head, trying not to let out a chuckle after Red's last line.*
Mewtwo: "Metal Man's insane, stupid plan succeeded, but mostly because of the Time Cops' own vendetta against Evil Wolfman. Still... work must be done. We must meet with the Arbiter and explain the situation. And see if we cannot work together to destroy Evil Wolfman, without destroying Alsa or Nintendus."
Valentine: "Luck was on their side for once."
Mewtwo: "Reports indicate Alsa avoided exploding just by the hair of their teeth."
King Demon: "Wow, that was lucky, especially for you, Starr."
Mewtwo: "I believe the only reason they didn't was some strange temporal anomaly recorded there. Someone may have traveled through time to ensure it would not last a second longer. And as I feared, this madness was created in part because of Metal Man using the Cetan Megawarp we apparently give him in the future to do this. Evil Wolfman's field couldn't block him, especially not with Red Text's ship and the Wing Fortress. Evil Wolfman was caught flat-footed by an enemy he had thought was on his side... because that is how Metal Man works, betraying whoever hires him so as to pad his wallet. We will have to eventually overwhelm or defeat him. He will otherwise likely next betray the Time Cops, if it should suit his insane goals of destroying Evil Wolfman because he appears to have... become almost religiously fanatic about the original Wolfman. I scanned his mind while he was nearby... ...he appears incredibly angry that there is a false Wolfman and will stop at nothing to kill him. We should hope he doesn't find any more planet-destroying superweapons. He might destroy Nintendus itself if it kills the 'false' Wolfman."
Editor's Note: Actually it was more likely due to Sloan's intervention blowing up the Fake Stadium. At no point was Alsa going to just explode because the battle ended long before it could get that bad.
Starr: ". . . I need a drink. I almost lost everything. I need a drink... In the 'pass out' variety. Then again, a good blow to the head will do that too."
Mewtwo: "I too want vengeance on Evil Wolfman, but he... is the example of what we are not. The mad vengeance of Julian is in him."
Mewtwo: "Keep that in mind as we prepare for our additional missions. We must use these books and continue our work."
King Demon: "Come on, Starr, I know a good place to get a drink or five."
Valentine: "Lets also keep possible alliances in mind Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Yes. The Time Cops being one of them."
Kaine: "Great... reading assignments..."
Digifanatic: "Oh, the books aren't that bad..."
Valentine: "I would suggest that the next turn about."
Starr: "I'll see you 'bout that drink."
Trigger: "No... THEY ARE!!"
Digifanatic: "...Trigger, I mean the spell books..."
Kraela: *Krae goes to her room. She needed to relax a bit.*
Trigger: "...Totally knew that..."
Metal Man (GM): +1 EXP to Demon, Starr, Ninja; +2 EXP to Digi, Trigger, Kraela, Kaine. And so, the Mighty Morphin Mayhem finished... for now. But somewhere, out there, in space...
King Demon: "Let's go, then." *Heads for the warp room, heading... well, you know where.*
Trigger: "...Hey Demon, where are you going?"
King Demon: "Gonna get wasted."
Metal Man: *Clutching a chunk of one of Red Text's computers, standing next to the healed Ninja* "I'll be back! And this time, it's deliciously pie-flavored!" *Dramatic fadeout on him.*
Starr: *She follows him,* "Will you buy the drinks?"
Trigger: "If you're buying I'll come too."
King Demon: "Eh, sure, why not?" *And warp.*
Kaine: "Hey, Ian, why is it people like stomping on your ass all the damn time?"
Digifanatic: "I dunno..." *Sighs.*
Trigger: *Pops head through warp* "CAUSE IT'S EASY!" *Pops back in.*
Digifanatic: "They just like to make a mess out of me. They want me gone."
Kaine: *Shrug* "Don't let them get to ya!"
Digifanatic: "I know... I've got to do something besides meatshield."
Kaine: "Or, if you ARE Going to be meatshield, be able to take more than one hit!"
Metal Man (GM): Intro: The Questers/Brawlers were having an ordinary day, when... *Image of Red Text's satellite being hijacked by the Wing Fortress* Metal Man stole Red Text's satellite, took it to Nintendus, led a Time-Cop allied assault on Evil Wolfman that nearly blew up Alsa and destroyed the false Stadium, then the Questers took Red Text's satellite back and drove him off, while Evil Wolfman swore vengeance on all sides involved. The group is now on Nintendus, at HQ. Aside from the jagged holes in the ground and the new outer shell, the Stadium seems to fit back in rather nicely. If rather futuristic. Mewtwo is busy in the Assembly Room, looking over information he apparently got from the locals. He also seems to have data from all those spellbooks. Continuation.
Mewtwo: "Hm... it appears Evil Wolfman was tightlipped about his actual plan. Not even those who wanted to help him knew who he was. He made them think he was us and then pretended to continue what we had been doing."
Kaine: *Standing around* "So what's the verdict?"
Mewtwo: "There's even a few matches he held, all with illusions, but in front of audiences who were completely fooled. The people here do not report having suffered much, except those who saw the wrong things were often imprisoned or had their mind tampered with."
Mewtwo: "Their only inkling something was wrong was the occasional report from Oddworld confirming that entire area had been robotized. The fake illusions claimed they were 'working on fixing that' when the events of yesterday occurred."
Kaine: "Wow, an enemy who's smart?"
Mewtwo: "Extremely so. I have no clue what he was doing here, because his base literally vaporized itself. That destruction yesterday? It wasn't because his shields failed. It exploded ON PURPOSE."
Editor's Note: Yeah, no, this is clearly Mewtwo desperately attempting to claim relevance to the QBs having trouble when literally every other faction curb-stomped Evil Wolfman.
Dragoshi: "Best to leave no traces of evidence, I suppose."
Mewtwo: "Clearly he had an alternate plan in case this happened. While the recordings show he was legitimately surprised at how it happened, he obviously was not thrown off his plans by it. Reports also indicate a Time Cop stealing the sword of light from a nearby museum. And then the illusion-uses looking around for it, furiously. ...Which I would order myself, had I been here and seen it go missing. Since we need whatever light we can get..."
Kaine: "Why would the Time Cops steal it?"
Mewtwo: "All evidence points towards us having to talk to the Time Cops. They clearly have an angle against Evil Wolfman. I don't know why or how they're doing these things, but this doesn't seem to be the first time they've fought one another. ...Combining that with my other information, it appears they may have made a mistake, as they only switched Evil Wolfman's plan. They did not get the victory they may have thought they had. Classic Metal Man. Playing into the traps of others with his uncautious, brash nature. I have the Time Cops' comms on the systems. Shall I handle talking to them or one of you?"
Dragoshi: "Might be for the best if you do the talking, to be honest."
Mewtwo: "I figured that. I may be a bit rough, but I have spent far too long talking to maniacs. I can talk to them on their level now."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the comms.
Kaine: "Go ahead, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Stadium hails Time Cops. Come in."
Arbiter: "You have contacted us. But what could possibly be said to us from you?"
Mewtwo: "You saved our Stadium. That was a nice gesture. But we will need to work together if Evil Wolfman is to be destroyed."
Arbiter: "You speak in hastily constructed ideas. We cannot just destroy the Evil Wolfman. He has been around for a long time. If I had the power to destroy him, he would have already been destroyed."
Mewtwo: "Yes, that's why you need our help to actually finish him off."
Arbiter: "It is not that easy. The Evil Wolfman... has fields and powers beyond your limited imaginations."
Mewtwo: "We've seen what he can do, but why should that rule out us cooperating?"
Arbiter: "You are young and brash as an organization, having thrown out multiple classes of your members. Few if any of your alternate dimension selves are stable. It is, in fact, due to your wanton use of relics that Evil Wolfman occurred in one of those."
Mewtwo: "I agree, our past is not so nice looking, but what about your organization's past?"
Arbiter: "Although they may look the same on the surface, the destruction of our organization is actually a cycle which always occurs. Ael was a planned saboteur, working for Evil Wolfman. And yet, you failed to defeat him anyway."
Mewtwo: "You're starting to wear my patience, Arbiter. I don't care how you phrase it, we need to work together to destroy Evil Wolfman."
Arbiter: "Evil Wolfman... does he even need to be destroyed? I think sealing him would do fine. It worked for the many years before he broke out, anyway. You should grow patience like you do rage, psychic being."
Mewtwo: "Enough flowery words. Do you listen to what I say, or just keep talking to yourself? We're not going to automatically destroy what you do if we team up with you."
Kaine: "Wait, sealing him?"
Arbiter: "But why do I need your help, when I have one of your best members under my control? You are all inefficient and clumsy compared to Panzer."
Kaine: "And what makes you think you can TRUST her?"
Jason: *Rolls his eyes.*
Mewtwo: "...You don't understand. Panzer can get things done, but usually at the cost of millions of lives. She doesn't think these things through. Only the ends making the means reasonable. She wanted to fight Goombas with guns and chainsaws... solely because it was effective. Not a single thought about what it'd make us look like as an organization!"
Arbiter: "No one can be trusted. Not after the latest cycle of destruction. But she is highly predictable and can be aimed in the right direction. In the interest of time her sharp edges are worn down; people forget how she did things and act like that was how it always was."
Jason: "Well, then we've got to find a way to set her straight!"
Arbiter: "Your organization looks terrible no matter what you do now. Who can trust you and your many changed names and leaders? There are several of you and one me."
Kaine: *M* "Yeah, right up until she blows up in your face..."
Arbiter: "You will not interfere with Panzer. Or I will destroy you as I did Evil Wolfman's stadium."
Mewtwo: "That was intentional on his part. His fields didn't actually collapse!"
Arbiter: "I cannot help but wonder why you would think that, other than to try and undermine a point you dislike."
Mewtwo: "The data is right here."
Arbiter: "Your primitive computers are so inaccurate that this could be wrong and you could not know it. You were wrong about so many other things as well. The wrongness makes this unreliable, useless data."
Mewtwo: "Isn't there anything you can do other than stonewall everything we say?"
Arbiter: "I have seen many like you. All of them impatient, senseless. They wish to ally with us, then do the most ridiculous farces of plans. Then we are blamed for their mistakes. This is why the Time Cops do not ally, only hire. You have no pricetag, so you are useless to us. We can hire any Quester we want. We know of dimensions they are in you cannot touch. We possess money beyond yours. We do not need your weakened excuses for warriors."
Mewtwo: "...You will regret those words, Arbiter. Those people and their powers are uncontrollable. Metal Man's own insanity savaged your own organization, yet you brought him back to your fold... for what?"
Arbiter: "I have learned to pick up the tools others consider too dangerous, then point them in the right direction and let them do the job... and then inevitably destroy themselves. It beats them being aimed at me by a million light years. Sealing Evil Wolfman was not for you to do, anyway. The Alternate Questers helped seal them. We possess the Sword of Light. We possess Panzer. Soon, we will possess them too. You will simply be unnecessary to save the world. We wish you all the best with your stadium fighting business. But do not waste your time trying to save planets. All that did was destroy your past selves. We would not want to have to clean up another exploded planet, now would we?"
Mewtwo: "You'll choke on that silver tongue some day, paperweight." *Cuts comms* "Clearly, the Arbiter has no concept of 'Team' other than 'Me.'"
Jason: "Yeah, that would figure..."
Mewtwo: "He did let slip something of use to us in that, however."
Kaine: "You mean other than he's a jackass?"
Mewtwo: "If we obtain the help of the AlternaQuesters, and the Sword of Light, then we can usurp whatever sealing plan they have out from under them. This isn't just about saving the world anymore. This is proving all those Questers who betrayed the code were wrong and are not the true heroes. If they succeed, we will be safe, but considered useless imitations of their "*real*"idiocy."
Kaine: "Great! Let's do it then?"
Mewtwo: "I'm trying to track down the AlternaQuesters with my scanner right now... The AlternaQuesters... hm. They're in Evil Wolfman's Oddworld territory. They must be trying to save their teammate. I've identified a large amount of weapon fire in the area. They must have been at it for a while now."
Starr: "Would the world be better off without us getting involved though? If they do have it handled... I mean... Then great. Problem solved. However, if they don't... Then we save the world and look like heroes in their stead."
Valentine: *Val was busy going over a few plans. But she was there are pre usual.*
Mewtwo: "If you believe what the Arbiter said, then they have everything already resolved, by using overly dangerous and unreliable people like directed rockets. But the Arbiter refused to realize the one detail I found--Evil Wolfman intentionally blew up his base here."
Kaine: "I hate to say it, but the princess is right."
Mewtwo: "Therefore, it is possible they are going on completely incorrect assumptions, and could simply be walking into a trap. Not to mention, Metal Man and Panzer? The two least trustworthy people in the universe, except for maybe Locos. They don't just backstab, the dagger keeps spinning around stabbing everyone in the room before it finally stops. If the Arbiter is not prepared, they could both bring down the Time Cops 'because they felt like it.'"
Kaine: "Suddenly I'm wondering if that's not a bad thing..."
Mewtwo: "Though... even if you do believe the Arbiter... he doesn't seem to have found the AlternaQuesters yet. So if we wanted to help him, we could find them first, anyway."
Starr: "You're ignoring us, aren't you."
Kaine: "Of course he is."
Valentine: "That would be the best course of action. However, until the real threat is dealt with I suggest we keep our allies intact."
Starr: "Oh well. I figured it was a shot in the dark anyway."
Mewtwo: "You may not know it, but I for one will not let the existence of competition end the mandate to protect the stadium. The Stadium is not safe until---reliably--Evil Wolfman has been disintegrated."
Starr: "We wait until they seal him, then throw him into the sun. Problem solved."
Mewtwo: "The Arbiter denied that destroying him was either a wise or easy thing to do."
Kaine: "Yeah, right until the sun melts the seal..."
Mewtwo: "If you believe the Arbiter, then, he cannot be destroyed."
Starr: "By then the gravity has him, and it'd be too late- Wait, can't be destr-... Dammit."
Mewtwo: "The seal may be time-locked or dimension-locked too. And liable to have a barrier around it. If he can't get out, a sun definitely can't get in."
Kaine: "Can we put him in a black hole or something?"
Dragoshi: "Eh. Anything can be destroyed. It just needs to be struck in the right spots."
Mewtwo: "A black hole?"
Valentine: "You brawlers assume you can just resolve problems by destroying them. Which is why you keep on losing."
Jason: "Suppose so, Dragoshi... and that black hole idea seems pretty risky to me."
Mewtwo: "He demonstrated the ability to create stable black holes on the very surface of our planet... And to warp in and out of it."
Mewtwo: "So throwing him in there wouldn't make much of a difference. If he broke out of the seal, he could walk outside of the Black Hole. Because apparently, the laws of physics are powerless before his sunglasses."
Dragoshi: "Those things are tacky."
Dragoshi: *Says the guy with a YELLOW TOPHAT.*
Kaine: *M* "I need to steal those damn things..."
Starr: "Too bad they're not the source of his power. Then we could just take the damn glasses..."
Mewtwo: "This is why I simply wish to destroy him. They hinted at the Sword of Light. The Sword of Light is the ultimate source of good. Evil Wolfman is, well, completely evil. I would suspect lodging the Sword of Light into essential parts of his Reploid hardware would at least make him incapable of thinking, which would more or less destroy him... even if it was potentially reversible. I heard of a case like that with the Master Sword and Ganondorf, anyway... The AlternaQuesters know more about him, either way. If you want to let the Arbiter handle it... it can't hurt to know what they know anyway."
Valentine: "I heard of this sword of light. It might work."
Kaine: "Well, then I guess we wait to find the AlternaQuesters?"
Mewtwo: "Well, the Sword of Light is in the hands of the Time Cops."
Jason: "Any one cop in particular?"
Mewtwo: "Whom we cannot just take it from, because... you saw the Arbiter."
Jason: "That too."
Mewtwo: "He was fist fighting a capital ship."
Dragoshi: "The Arbiter is... yeah."
Mewtwo: "He would make that Master Egg from a while ago look like a joke."
Valentine: "Then we persuade them to help our cause."
Kaine: "Didn't the Questers destroy him once?"
Mewtwo: "...We tried this, Val. He gave us the equivalent... no, wait. You want to talk to him, Val?"
Valentine: "Let me guess. You failed?"
Metal Man (GM): Is that... Mewtwo, smiling? Hm... that can't be good.
Starr: "You missed it, he talked circles around-..." *She pauses and looks at Mewtwo.* "I don't like it when he smiles"
Mewtwo: "If you're so good at negotiating, I'd like to see you talk with him. He didn't want to hear anything. Nothing remotely even struck him as important or worthy."
Dragoshi: "...This is going to be amazing and terrible."
Mewtwo: "And then he spoke these long lines about his history and how insignificant we were."
Jason: o_o *Shaking his head, jaw slightly open.*
Valentine: "...You Questers screwed this up beyond a repaired counter, didn't you?"
Mewtwo: "So. If you want to try it, I can open the comm link for you."
Kaine: *M to Jason* "20 says this ends comically..."
Mewtwo: "Oh... they didn't. He didn't seem to hate us in the least, only consider us pathetic before his massive brainliness. Which is a bit strange, because my IQ is already at least 300 times more than the average human adult. If he does not consider me intelligent enough, then he is asking for something that just doesn't normally exist... at all."
Valentine: "So it will be a battle of wits if anything."
Starr: "If anyone can do it, you can Val."
Mewtwo: "And if you can't, then the book is definitely closed on talking to him, except for masochists who want to be annoyed."
Kaine: *M still* "Or, if we're lucky, violently."
Valentine: "I will need time to prep for that. But if I recall our information we also have one or two insiders as well."
Metal Man (GM): Oh yes. I even have the theme of the Arbiter, for those wondering! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWu-P1FAIP4 (Ace Attorney Investigations:Miles Edgeworth: Quercus Alba ~ The Enemy Who Surpasses the Law) Those who know this game may take this as a sign. Heh heh heh heh heh.
Mewtwo: "Insiders? Panzer and Metal Man are with the Time Cops, but neither would talk to us, that I know of. Maybe Panzer... but she seemed more interested in her mission than us. Odd, as she used to be the one distracting everyone from missions to focus on fighting with other Questers. Metal Man... do you seriously think Metal Man will do anything other than speak gibberish and rave about things that make no sense? His mind was destroyed from the Fighter Remote. I'm certain of it."
Starr: "Don't we have that girl who can talk to Panzer? Kit?"
Mewtwo: "Yes, but at the moment our communications relay can't seem to reach. Red text is still getting his satellite aligned."
Starr: "Ahh..." *She nods a bit.*
Valentine: "Not Metal Man. Your funding couldn't even cover a painted room for us, let alone out bribe the time cops."
Dragoshi: "Man that's assuming we'd have enough for the room"
Mewtwo: "...And Metal Man is virtually unbribable now. I read the records... he was throwing hundreds of coins at people without a care in the world. He loves money... but only if it's statistically significant to him. So whoever hires him next will have to be as rich as Julian once was. That would have come in handy, had that future existed in this world." *He shakes his head.*
Valentine: "Exactly. ...Wish you could throw money at me as well but that would be asking too much. Again."
Mewtwo: "So... are you up for talking to the AlternaQuesters, or have some more ideas?"
Dragoshi: "Yeah, don't remind me about those time shenanigans." :T
Valentine: "We're stuck with the Altquesters."
Dragoshi: "I believe so, yes."
Mewtwo: "We could raise money with a tournament, but we all but lost forever a couple Brawlers for telling them to fight one another. I think I should have made a rule insisting on that before I hired them... Very well."
Metal Man (GM): He would open the warp, out the side door, as usual.
Mewtwo: "It feels nice to be able to use the regular way again... even though I have to use that Cetan thing anyway, as Wolfman has sealed off his area to intruders. I wonder where he figured that out from..."
Valentine: "And Questers, we're talking. Not fighting. Do bare that in mind or I'll just watch you all get slaughtered."
Kaine: "All right..." *Sighs and heads through the warp.*
Starr: "I'm with Val." *she goes through the warp.*
Dragoshi: "Goes without saying."
Jason: "Suppose so..." *Follows.*
Valentine: *And Valentine goes into the warp as well.*
Metal Man (GM): You'd warp into another barren, dark, corrupted area. Robotic plates cover the ground and make evil looking buildings. All around are dead Paramites and Sligs. Robo ones, that is. Variously slashed to bits or just exploded, even.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Is he sure we're in the right place? This looks like... yeah, it IS Oddworld! Great..."
Metal Man (GM): You see the AlternaQuesters up ahead. They seem to be looking at a multi-directional intersection for some reason.
Starr: "Ew... I'm glad I wear boots, not heels..."
Metal Man (GM): The entire area has been robotized; not a speck of dirt remains.
Kaine: "Yeah, good idea in this profession."
Metal Man (GM): The air above is filled with smoke. You head towards them. You see they look rather battered.
Jason: "Heh..." *Follows.*
Metal Man (GM): Alternate Metal Man turns to face you.
Kaine: *Waves at Alternate Metal* "Hi there."
Metal Man?: "Oh, it's you fellows..." *He coughs.* "We've been searching for hours... but no trace of Razor... and our health is low... No one wants to help us. We can't seem to find anything in this mess."
Jason: *Nods* "We've heard you're still looking."
Metal Man?: "Without Razor, we cannot possibly defeat Evil Wolfman."
Valentine: *And what does Valentine do? She just watches.*
Metal Man?: "You see... it was..." *He coughs again.* "Our Razor... he sealed Evil Wolfman... and sacrificed himself..."
Starr: "We're here to help, actually."
Metal Man?: "Any help would be appreciated." *He's bleeding from multiple places.* "This place really is hell on Nintendus... I couldn't imagine it... no clean water, no air that is remotely tolerable... it's just robotic monsters everywhere."
Kaine: "Yeah... uh, you want to come to our stadium? We can at least get you guys healed up."
Metal Man?: "We cannot leave Razor behind. We must find him. The time is running out..."
Kaine: "Who has him, do you know?"
Starr: *She offers Metal Man her hand.* "Then we'll do what we can."
Yurie?: "I don't know who, but... Evil Wolfman had turned our planet into this shortly before he blew it up!"
Valentine: *And she finally moves up.* "What is over course if you're give us your cooperation when the time comes to fighting Wolfman."
Yurie?: "These factories are meant to drain all the energy out of the planet. With that power he can destroy it. The only thing that's holding him up is, well..." >_> "It seems something is wrong with your planet!"
Metal Man?: "Yes. He cannot seem to determine where the core of it is. Pages and pages of reports... all saying the planet is a chaotic mess that cannot be mapped. Our Nintendus was a near and normal planet, which is partially why we were able to find people when they were lost... If you want our help, you will need to help us find Razor. We cannot leave him behind without dooming everyone ever."
Kaine: "Yeah, this planet seems to be in a bit of flux for some reason. It's been that way since I got here myself."
Kinnin: "Aw... why the f#$% do we have to do that? We could just f#$%ing leave already!"
Dragoshi: "Yeah. I guess we're kinda lucky with having such a... peculiar planet."
Kinnin: "These s#$%^y fake-Questers probably have some nice alcohol for me to drink, and this place is just a lethal wasteland!"
Metal Man?: "I'd smack you for that, Kinnin, but your potty-mouth is about the only reliable help we've had."
Kinnin: "Oh you... I'd cut you good for that, but I'm feeling nice today. Don't waste it!"
Starr: "... Well, you're the charmer, aren't you." *She rolls her eyes.*
Valentine: "Very well then, metal man. We will assist you in recovering Razor, then you will assist us against Wolfman. The evil wolfman as we put it."
Kuji: "More growth! More fighting! Kill robotic stuff!"
Metal Man (GM): The clearly underage Kuji goes tearing off down one of the streets.
Kaine: "... Right..." *Looks at Kuji confusedly.*
Metal Man?: *Sigh* "Let's follow him before he dies again."
Jason: .oO(I hope this is still worth it...)
Kinnin: "AGAIN? I told you, we f#$%ing leave im to die already! God damn!"
Yurie?: "He's a good distraction. We're not wasting that noob." -.-
Kinnin: "Fine, but only because these other, more healthy people are going to help us. Otherwise I'd have left already!"
Metal Man (GM): They go to follow Kuji.
Valentine: "We will not be able to find two people in here. First we need to find a functional system to link into."
Kaine: *Sighs and follows the runaway quester.*
Metal Man?: "I have a Garrickdex. I linked into the system. There's just one problem, madam--there's prisons all over this district."
Metal Man (GM): As Kuji runs after and starts picking fights with robotic Sligs in the background, Metal Man? points at a building.
Metal Man?: "Prison row #192475. Contains prisoners #293, #39450, and #129. No names mentioned anywhere. Not even gender or species. Some of them even have enemies in disguise instead of prisoners."
Starr: "Splitting up may be in order..." *She grumbles softly.* "That's not good."
Kinnin: "It f#$%ing sucks! This is nothing like when we used to run around, slaughtering Koopa Troopas!"
Yurie?: "Kinnin." -.-
Valentine: "We're splitting up then."
Kinnin: "Look at me one more time you canary, and I'm slicing your face off!"
Kaine: *Tries not to laugh at Yurie and Kinnin.*
Metal Man?: "Kinnin gets to be his own team... ...no. Kinnin and Kuji are a team."
Kinnin: "Good. I'll use him as a meat shield, then box his meaty corpse chunks up and send them to you, because I don't HAVE any more 1-up shrooms!"
Starr: "I'll go with them." *She shrugs,* "They'll need one level headed person."
Metal Man (GM): He runs off and starts screaming like a drunken Irish Sailor, violently killing anything in his way to the cell block dead ahead.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Great... HEY!"
Kuji: "Aw man! I can't even get to kill half of the bad guys now!"
Starr: "Or he can go off on his own."
Kinnin: "F#$% you and you and you and YOU!" *Decapitation, kicks head like a football into another one.*
Kaine: "Well, there he goes..."
Metal Man?: "We tend to just let him do that. He's... probably almost as powerful as Razor, if he didn't let his anger get in the way."
Kaine: "Starr? Care to accompany me?"
Metal Man?: "I just hope he doesn't accidentally kill who we're looking for."
Metal Man (GM): One of the cell blocks in the distance bursts into flames.
Jason: "Well, can we at least spot him to make sure he doesn't?"
Metal Man?: "I tried that once. My good pointing finger wound up sliced off and then exploded."
Starr: *She nods softly and sighs.* "I'll go with Kaine.'"
Metal Man?: "I will go with Yurie. She's the only other one from my world, I don't want her to wind up toasty-dead here."
Metal Man (GM): They (more cautiously) head off, while Kuji follows Kinnin's trail of death.
Dragoshi: "Sounds like as good a plan as any."
Valentine: "Jason. You're with me."
Jason: "Alright, Val."
Metal Man (GM): Seems to be teams of two, so that's Kaine and Starr... and... Jason and Val... and... Dragoshi and who? ...If he even has anyone. :p
Jason: "I probably shouldn't be second-guessing you." *Cracks a smile at Valentine.*
Dragoshi: "...Well, this is rather, ah. Problematic."
Valentine: "For once, you made a smart comment. How uncharacteristic of you, Jason."
Metal Man (GM): Kraela: Want to join the search for prisoners? Ok. Kraela warps in, fixing the problem with Dragoshi's being alone and all. That makes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 teams. So we start with Starr and Kaine. Who would begin walking down the metal pathway. Up ahead would be one of many unnamed, numbered prison blocks. It is guarded by a standard contingent of 3 sligs. Robo-sligs. They don't see you yet. What do you do?
Starr: "... They're dumb as rocks, right?"
Kaine: "More or less, but they pack a punch."
Starr: "...Any way we can trick them into killing each other?"
Kaine: "Probably, if you can... hmmm..." *Looks around the area to see if there's a way to get them to attack each other.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, there's no rocks. The ground is smooth as can be.
Kaine: *Looks on the ground to see if there's anything that can be thrown.*
Metal Man (GM): Nope. There's just smooth metal.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Well, when all else fails, I can try to blow them up..."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman must be semi-aware of the problem. The smooth metal surfaces and clearly marked signs make it difficult for them to be distracted, at least by anything that is nearby them.
Starr: "...Do it. Explosions always help."
Kaine: *Improvises and throws a grenade at the furthest one while his back is turned to them.*
Metal Man (GM): You lob a grenade over your shoulder.
Metal Man (GM): EL BATTLE
Kaine: "Thanks. But it wasn't quite successful."
Metal Man (GM): They go to engage you, though damaged. Order: Kaine, Starr, Robo Sligs. They're all out-range to you. They all have robo-guns too. They seem to have no free will. What use this is to them is a good question.
Kaine: *Tosses a couple more grenades at them.*
Metal Man (GM): Hits all three, then you miss. Two of them die.
Kaine: "Well, two down..."
Metal Man (GM): They explode, throwing bolts and bit of meat everywhere.
Starr: "They explode when they die? Brilliant." *She runs into whip range.*
Metal Man (GM): 4 TP to move into range, for you. Hit, hit. The Slig blows into bits as well. You now have the cells, which are easily opened. But what is inside them? You can't tell from the outside.
Kaine: "Good job, Princess." *Smiles Starts opening cells.*
Starr: "Thanks, not bad yourself, Demolition man."
Metal Man (GM): Out comes a Toad, a Koopa Troopa, and... a Shy Guy.
Metal Man (GM): All three look to you, then decide to follow you everywhere.
Kaine: *Shrugs* "Guess we have backup."
Trap D.: "Hey! Thanks for saving me! I sort of saw too much and got locked in there!"
Kaine: "Like what?"
Starr: "... Oh you poor things." *She quick-changes into her dress.* "Are you alright?"
Trap D.: "Ghost Metroids! We weren't in there too long, so... I guess so!"
Kaine: "... Those guys again?" *Sighs* "You see any other prisoners?"
Trap D.: "No, we just got warped into here! It was weird..."
Starr: "Warped... Huh..."
Kaine: "Warped? From where?"
Trap D.: "Near the Stadium!"
Kaine: "Oh. Well, that's been dealt with now."
Starr: "..." *She turns to whisper to Kaine.* "Shouldn't the only ones near the Stadium have been Toads... Not Koopas or Shy Guys?"
Kaine: *Shrugs* *W* "Probably, but with the way things have been messed up lately... All three of you were together when you were warped here?"
Koopa: "No. I haven't seen this guy before. I wasn't even doing anything. I was just walking around, and then I was here."
Trap D.: "Weird!"
Kaine: "Ok... where?"
Koopa: "My hometown, of course. Near Toad Town."
Shy Guy: *Is too shy to say anything.*
Kaine: "Near the Stadium?"
Koopa: "No, not really. I don't even look at the Stadium. It's not my thing. This place is lame. You should see where it's at--Space Grodus Super Adventures! Last week, Grodus went back through time and punched a bank robber in the face with a pie!"
Trap D.: "Let's just get out of here before those guards come back!"
Kaine: "All right." *Looks at the shy guy and just shrugs, yeah, he's not gonna get anything out of him...*
Metal Man (GM): We'll move on to the next group now... Kuji and Kinnin. There are only two sligs in front of this prison.
Kuji: "Let's grow and learn! Learn and fight! Fight them all!"
Kinnin: "Now Kuji, you aren't cursing enough. If you don't curse enough, I will chop your f#$%ing head off!"
Kinnin: "Now stand here, all the experience belongs to me."
Metal Man (GM): He then walks over to the Sligs.
Slig 1: "Intruder detected."
Kinnin: "Detect this, mother#$%#er!"
Metal Man (GM): He decapitates the Slig in one hit.
Kinnin: "Falcon DIE!"
Metal Man (GM): He then blows the other one up with a giant explosion punch. He then looks at the cells.
Metal Man (GM): He carves his name into the walls, then blows up the cell doors. Out of one of them comes a Big Bro Slig!
Kinnin: "..." *He backs away and runs over to Kuji.* "Kuji! There's a large present inside the middle cell, just for you!"
Kuji: "Oh boy!"
Metal Man (GM): He runs over to fight the Big Bro slig. He hits the Big Bro slig twice. Then it only hits him once, for a bunch of damage, with the can-shooter. Kuji nails it twice however, and it dies. Kinnin looks over.
Kinnin: "Dammit! He didn't die! I'm going to need to find a better thing to sacrifice him to..."
Metal Man (GM): This side fades out as Kinnin lurks outside of the prison distract and begins wandering over to... uh-oh... the security headquarters... Next up... Val and Jason. Also, microbrb while someone gets their attention.
Valentine: "Take point, Jason."
Jason: "Alright, then..."
Metal Man (GM): Back. You're moving towards the point, with Jason on point. This prison is not like the others. It is... not guarded by Sligs at all. Instead... A ghost Metroid floats in front of it.
Jason: o_O "Okay..."
Valentine: *But of course.* "...Your failure appears before you."
Metal Man (GM): The Ghost Metroid is also more on-task than Sligs. It floats around, guarding with great interest. Perhaps something useful is being guarded. Or perhaps Evil Wolfman just randomly released them everywhere?
Jason: *Stares at Valentine for a second and fires an aura at the GM.*
Metal Man (GM): The GM, eh? :p The Ghost Metroid evades!
Valentine: "...not even going to have me analyze it? Typical of a brawler." *But she does take a moment to scan and find it's weakness.*
Metal Man (GM): GHOST METROIDDDDDDD's turn. Its weakness is being stunned by lightning. Otherwise it is really, really tough. Roll init. See? The GM failed! Val the ever-vigilant, Jason, Ghost Metroid If these Ghost Metroids keep winning, I might have to make them the final boss instead. :p
Valentine: "Jason. Use lightning if you have it." *She would radio Mewtwo. For possible element bullets of lightening. Hopefully.*
Jason: "Unfortunately, I don't..."
Metal Man (GM): *DUN DUN DUNN.*
Mewtwo: *R* "I don't have elemental bullets of lightning. Maybe you should try negotiating with it."
Valentine: "...Jason shot at it."
Mewtwo: *R* "Run for your lives!"
Mewtwo: *R* "Only Vampire Aribar could kill those with ease... and we aren't about to make any more people into those. Without stunning abilities, you cannot hope to hit them."
Valentine: "Jason. Mewtwo said good luck." *And she backs up out of range.*
Metal Man (GM): Gonna take on the Metroid solo, Jason? I'd give you extra EXP, but that'd be if you won. :p Sometimes I wonder if for a joke I should have Ghost Metroids be the final boss. XP
Jason: *No, he's not about to put up with this guy... he backs off as well.*
Metal Man (GM): You back off. The Ghost Metroid wouldn't chase you, because... it must guard. Luckily. If they were ever just 'released' the world would probably be destroyed. So, you're safely out of range... what next?
Jason: .oO(Ugh, I got eager again...)
Valentine: "Jason. Get back up there and distract it. I'll pick it off from here."
Jason: "Sorry, Val... trigger fingers..." *Sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): Jason: Going to do what Val says, or...?
Valentine: "I come to expect that from you. Always. it knows we're here so now we have to get rid of it. Upfront."
Jason: "If I do wait here, perhaps we can draw it out for a few seconds. But if you suppose..." *Moves back in range, using the rest of his TP.*
Metal Man (GM): You move back in range. It fires two ghost Bolts at Jason. 25 damage a hit, 1x vulnerable status effect as well. Then the Metroid goes invisible.
Valentine: *The metroid might be invisible but its still there. Somewhere. She scans around in an attempt to finding clues as to where it might be.*
Metal Man (GM): You see where it is... a faint outline. Unfortunately the problem is it's constantly floating around. No bonus to hitting it, you just know where it is.
Valentine: *All she needs to do is focus. She lays down on the platform, lining up a shot with her Time Cop sniper rifle. Focus, line up, deep breath and, fires a shot.*
Metal Man (GM): Roll 'em. You just barely manage to hit that demonically fast moving... thing... It takes a decent chunk of damage, as it becomes visible after dodging that. Anything else, or that all? Ah. Similar damage anyway.
Valentine: *And she tries again. Holding her breath. Pulls the trigger.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit again. Still alive, however. Yes. I'm pretty sure that ends your turn, as sniper rifles are pretty slow.
Valentine: "Do your best, Jason." *She does help Jason keep track of it as she is EoT.*
Jason does get an idea from all of this... seen as how Valentine's becoming a pretty good shot, he buffs her up with a ping... (Val: +1 to accuracy, Will, and Technology until the start of Jason's next turn) *And he uses his full allotment of defense to end the tuen.*
Metal Man (GM): GHOST METROIDDD. It decides its problem is that person who keeps sniping it for ultra damage. It flies into in-range with Jason, moving Val into out-range for it. Then it spams an unholy cloud of lightning bolts at her. Hit, hit, miss, hit. 75 damage, vulnerable x1.
Valentine: *What else can she do? Taking damage, she just return fire. Next time bring more meat shields, Val.*
Metal Man (GM): It dodges one, then is hit by the other, for decidedly less than exciting damage. Ah. Better finish it off, Jason, before it tries any of its other demonic tricks.
Jason: *Sighs and goes for another T&F... cause he can't really do much else for himself.*
Metal Man (GM): DUN DUN DUNH DUNNNNNNNN Ok. It hits.
Jason: *Decides to try it one more time.*
Metal Man (GM): No need, you actually killed it. It's dead! It's an ex-parrot! ...Anyway, the prison is now open. Although it hurt a lot, you managed to get to it. You can now open whatever it was guarding.
Jason: "Well, we made it..." *Heads into the prison.*
Valentine: "...I'm going to start charging you, Jason."
Metal Man (GM): Do you open the three cells? You can't tell what's inside.
Valentine: *She follows. Then suddenly becomes a doll on a platform.*
Jason: "I'm sure Ian wouldn't... mind..." *Opens the cell in the middle.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside is... three Ghost Metroids! Just kidding. That would be if this was SSQ^2. Inside is... Razor... ...but he's robotized. Uh-oh! ...Hm. He hasn't woken up to kill you, so you're safe. He seems very... off. Like, deactivated.
Jason: "Got it on the first try, but dang..."
Metal Man (GM): Guess you can take him with you.
Valentine: *The doll talks.* "You got lucky."
Metal Man (GM): Maybe you can put him on the platform with the doll for easier movement. He's kind of heavy.
Jason: "Looks like it." *Takes the Razor bot out and places him on Val's platform.*
Valentine: "You didn't ask my permission!"
Metal Man (GM): He sits on the platform, kind of like... hm. The way he's robotized reminds you of Metal Knuckles. One of those Sonic R robotized beings. He's also limp as a dead fish.
Jason: "Sorry, Val..." ;>_<
Metal Man (GM): Makes a lot of clanging noises as you drag him around. In any case, you're sure the other guys would want to see this!
Valentine: *The girl poofs back and uses her USB in an attempt to port in and hack.* "Radio the others and push me."
Metal Man (GM): You'd be able to hack it... if it was powered. It's offline, like a turned off computer.
Jason: "Sure!" *Radios Dragoshi, since he's the Quester in the group right now... unless he can only radio Mewtwo, which he certainly would otherwise.*
Valentine remains hooked up then, but will power it on later.
Metal Man (GM): You'd radio them, but we'll continue on you later. First... the next group. Yurie? and Metal Man?
Yurie?: "We've been at this for days. We'll never find them." -.-
Metal Man?: "Now don't despair now. We were only going one at a time. There's five groups, if there's nothing in these five, we can check the next five just as quickly!"
Yurie?: "...I guess you're right."
Metal Man?: "Now, let's see what's here..."
Metal Man (GM): It's another set of cells... guarded by a Ghost Metroid!
Yurie?: "Ugh... another one of those?"
Metal Man?: "That one had someone important in it, though. This one should too!"
Yurie?: "I fail to see how a Glukkon who would normally attack us was 'important.'"
Metal Man?: "Just watch and see!"
Metal Man (GM): They walk up to the Ghost Metroid. GHOST METROIDDDDD. Order: Metal Man?, Yurie?, Ghost Metroid.
Metal Man?: "Take some of this, ya nasty chum!"
Metal Man (GM): Metal Man? takes out his Sword of Light and does a fancy pirouette slash with it. Hit. Then he does it again! Hit. Then he tries to grab it! It dodges!
Yurie?: "Starlight RONDOOOOO!"
Metal Man (GM): *BLAM.*
Yurie?: "Starlight RONDOOOOO!"
Metal Man (GM): The Ghost Metroid violently explodes.
Metal Man?: "That was easy."
Yurie?: "But that's the tenth time we've done it today!"
Metal Man?: "...Look, there should be someone useful in here."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the cell. Inside is... Simon Belmont.
Simon Belmon: "Oh thank goodness! My hair was beginning to lose its distinctive shape!"
Metal Man?: "Those Questers probably want this guy, it isn't all bad."
Yurie?: "Story of my life..."
Simon Belmont: "You could use some new hair tricks, Yurie!"
Yurie?: *RAGE GLARE.*
Simon Belmont: "...Never mind!"
Metal Man (GM): Final Group: final Day: Final Bread-doken Kraela et Dragoshi: You here?
Metal Man (GM): You'd be walking down the corridors, and see the next prison... three Sligs. They're just patrolling the area, not aware of you yet.
Kraela: "Any better ideas than just attacking?" *Kraela asks her partner.*
Dragoshi: "Against these guys? Hm. Not really, no. They're not even that hard to tear apart, but. Eh."
Metal Man (GM): Considering even a under-developed 15 year old was seen slashing them to bits with primitive glass shards taped to a glove... You think you can probably handle 3 of them. Now, those Ghost METROIDSSS... yeah, nobody should fight them without a decent plan.
Kraela: "Fantastic. I'm going in." *She rushes at them, weapon at the ready.*
Dragoshi nods and readies his flamethrower, charging to the side of them.
Metal Man (GM): Slig Battle Inits! Fail init! Order: Dragoshi, Sligs, Kraela. They're relatively low level enemies, so this shouldn't be problematic. Yes. You ran on at it.
Dragoshi opens fire on two of the Sligs, tossing a wave of fire at each of them.
Metal Man (GM): They are hit by nostalgia of you burning so many enemies in the past. I mean all hit. They both die, leaving only one.
Metal Man (GM): May as well leave the last one for Kraela. Slig's turn. It weakly fires at Dragoshi. So weakly, in fact, it doesn't fire at all.
Dragoshi just stands there, yawning more. He has the yawn of intimidation, obviously.
Kraela stabs at the thing.
Metal Man (GM): You stab it good. You obliterate it. You now can open the cells... or not! your choice!
Dragoshi: "Alright. I'll check them one at a time."
Kraela: "Good idea."
Dragoshi slowly approaches the first cell and tries to listen in a bit He then opens up the cell door, regardless.
Metal Man (GM): You hear strange squawking. Then you reveal... a blue penguin!
Dragoshi: "Ah. Hello there."
Penguin: "Thanks for saving me! I don't even know why I was sent here!"
Metal Man (GM): It's a Mario 64 penguin!
Dragoshi: "Where were you before this happened?"
Penguin: "Swimming in my resort out in the galaxy, when I suddenly warped here."
Dragoshi: "Ah. Strange."
Penguin: "I hope Bowser isn't involved with this."
Dragoshi shrugs then goes to listen in on the second cell.
Metal Man (GM): Yes. The second cell.. ..Another penguin.
Dragoshi: "Oh. More penguins."
Metal Man (GM): Why is Evil Wolfman imprisoning penguins???
Dragoshi opens that cell up as well.
Penguin 2: "Yay, I am free!"
Metal Man (GM): It's... a third penguin!
Dragoshi then goes to check the third. He frees all the penguins. ALL OF THEM.
Metal Man (GM): You have gotten three penguins! ...Why are they here??? PENGUINS. PENGUINS EVERYWHERE. Well, you guess you may as well RELEASE THE PENGUINS, even if they don't seem to know anything useful. Time to return to the others, I guess.
Dragoshi goes to do just that, yes.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Just normal penguins. The group regroups.
Kraela: "Well, that was certainly the most exciting thing I could have done."
Metal Man (GM): Everyone returns, sans Kinnin. One of the penguins salutes Yurie.
Penguin: "I salute you, liege of the heartless!"
Kaine: *Returns with Starr... and the three tails.*
Dragoshi: "Yeah. We got penguins."
Metal Man (GM): Another penguin slaps him.
Dragoshi: "All the penguins. All of them."
Penguin 2: "That joke was only funny when it was on that show about the Questers 5 years ago!"
Jason: "Heh, well, at least we've got the Razor robot... that should help."
Kaine: "We have... Toad Town residents."
Metal Man (GM): Simon Belmont looks at you.
Simon Belmont: "Yes, I knew you'd come and get me!"
Valentine: "We are always successful."
Simon Belmont: "Now I can show you my hair tips!"
Simon Belmont: "Vampires cannot defeat a good spiked hairdo!"
Valentine: "...Mr. Belmont?"
Kaine: "Why did you let HIM out of his cell?"
Jason: "Sorry, but I'm not looking for fashion advice right now."
Dragoshi: "Me neither."
Metal Man?: "You found Razor? ...Oh no, he's been robotized! This is very bad... we're going to have to figure out how to de-robotize him... which will probably mean a trip to a different part of this wasteland!"
Starr: *She sighs softly, hoping her white dress and black hair doesn't confuse Simon....*
Kuji: "Oh goodie, more time to grow and become powerful!"
Yurie?: "Where did Kinnin go?"
Jason: "I'm not sure I want to know."
Kuji: "He said he was going to get me killed by finding the biggest enemy in the area!"
Dragoshi: "He what."
Metal Man?: "That's not good... ...should we leave before he inevitably succeeds, or try to fight whatever this is?"
Valentine: "His loss. Lets continue."
Yurie?: "Forget him. We have better allies now." -.-
Dragoshi: "Let's just leave, yeah."
Kuji: "I want to grow and fight! Let's stay!"
Starr: "Then we'll leave you here too."
Penguin: "Dark Liege of the Heartless commands us to leave! So we will--" *Smack* "Sorry."
Kuji: "Ah... uh... ...I'm afraid of shiny metal surfaces!"
Trap D.: "Let's get the heck out of this ugly wasteland!"
Koopa: "I don't want to become robo-chow either."
Valentine: "...Metal man. We need to head to our next objective. Now."
Metal Man?: "Which is to de-robotize Razor... after we recover from this mission. Which one of you Questers called in the warp here? Er... Brawlers, right. We could use one right now."
Jason: "Good. Much better off with him back to normal."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a distant howling, and see an ungodly floating carriage pulled by Ghost Metroids. Better call in that warp.
Kaine: *Radios for a warp.*
Dragoshi: "...Oh god."
Kaine: *R* "Mewtwo, we could use a warp about TEN SECONDS AGO!"
Simon Belmont: "Hey, what's that?" *He looks at the carriage.* "Oh no! It's Death, using a floating carriage propelled by Ghost Metroids! AIEEEEE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): 5 of them. Simon Belmont dives head-first into the warp, followed by the other denizens and Alterna-Questers.
Dragoshi just heads into the warp. NOW
King Demon: *Into da warp.*
Kraela runs into the warp.
Valentine: "Lets retreat. Our mission was a success anyways." *And she does.*
Death: "HAHAHAHAHAHA! I WAIT FOR NO ONE. FLEE ALL YOU WANT, I WILL FIGHT YOU EVENTUALLY!"
Kaine: *Grabs Starr and heads through the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): He fires unholy lightning at your heels as you run, and then chucks fire and brimstone.
Metal Man (GM): You flee just as he manages to set where you were standing completely on fire. You're back at HQ, visions of Death and Ghost Metroids notwithstanding.
Mewtwo: "...Hm. I guess you succeeded this time. Good."
Kraela: "That actually reminded me of my first mission."
Simon Belmont: "Oh hi Mewwy! How's it going?"
Mewtwo: "...Urgh. Did you really have to save him?"
Yurie?: "It was his idea." *Points at Metal Man?*
Metal Man?: "I can't let an innocent fellow die, no matter how irritating he is."
Simon Belmont: "He's got a point, you know!"
Valentine: "Focus. And ignore the man in a skirt."
Mewtwo: "I guess he does. And Simon Belmont should be able to help us figure out where Captain N is. More important, I'm going to need information on Evil Wolfman being sealed, and the Time Cops' role."
Metal Man?: "You're kidding me. Those schmucks are trying to seal him again?"
Mewtwo: "They rebuilt the Arbiter."
Metal Man?: "...Idiots. They died from mistakes made last time. How is this any different?"
Kaine: "Ok, we were successful for once!"
Mewtwo: "I tried to talk sense into them. All they gave me were silver tongued lies."
Jason: "Good point, Kaine."
Valentine: "I have a plan on how to deal with him and the time cops."
Metal Man?: "Well I'll tell you the full story--" *Stomach growls* "...After I eat half your kitchen, because I am STARVING."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off, followed by Yurie? and Kuji, since they all haven't apparently eaten for a while.
Dragoshi: "Go for it."
Mewtwo: "A job well done, Brawlers and singular Quester... analogue..."
Dragoshi: "Just make sure to leave the little red container alone. That's mine."
Mewtwo: "We shall rest, then prepare to deal with Captain N, and more of Evil Wolfman's plans."
Valentine: "I had to make sure they wouldn't fail this time, Mewtwo. The mission was too important."
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP to Kaine, Jason, Kraela, Starr; +1 EXP to Val and Dragoshi; +10 coins to all of them.
Mewtwo: "If you know what's good for you, you'll do that more often. Otherwise you'll be competing with HIM for jobs." *He points to an image of Metal Man on the wall.* "If we lose, maniacs like him are going to get all the work."
Jason: *To Val* "Listen, Ian wasn't with us, I'll cover you tonight..."
Valentine: "...For once you say something in my interest."
Kaine: "What little red container?"
Jason: *Forks over 200 to Val for the heck of it.*
Mewtwo: "I'd pay you myself but we don't make much money, without fights. So yes. All I can say is, if we lose now, the galaxy may be saved... and the two mercenaries who saved it will get to set the standard for decades to come on who's the best."
Kaine: "As long as the fights don't sap my SP if I lose, I have no problem participating, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "If you win, well... people will always want to hire you. Well, you have to just avoid spending SP then. It's kind of hard to refill otherwise."
Valentine: "Mewtwo. The others have it covered. I will go over my idea with you for the next few days. The time cops must be dealt with step by step."
Kaine: "I meant the 3 SP revival fee."
Mewtwo: "Very well, I will conference with the AlternaQuesters while they eat." *He looks to Kaine* "Certainly, our systems prevent THAT kind of loss... damage is more 'virtual' in the arena than real."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo floats off to talk with the AlternaQuesters, and my role for this session is finished. Gonna be away to eat some stuff myself.
Valentine: "Now I must go repair myself. Excuse me." *And she floats away.*
Dragoshi heads off to also eat. hoo ray.
Kraela: "What's that about an arena?"
Kaine: "Well, this IS a stadium, Krae. There's an arena in it. Why, you want to challenge me?"
Kraela: "I don't see why not. Those mech-shits weren't any challenge."
Dragoshi: "Well of course they weren't."
Kraela: "I stabbed one, and it died. One hit wonder with my weakest attack."
Dragoshi: "I wasn't doing anything fancy either."
Kraela: "Some security, huh? So, Kaine, was that an offer?"
Kaine: "Sure, I'll fight ya again, and this time I'll BEAT you!"
Kraela: "Mmhm, keep telling yourself that. Right before I run circles around you."
Kaine: "Bring it on, girl."
Kraela: "We're not getting anywhere with banter. Where to?"
Kaine: "Come on." *Leads Krae to the stadium.*
Jason: "Play nice." *Smirks.*
Kaine: *Opens the door to the stadium and walks out into it.*
Kraela follows him and closes the door behind her. "So damage isn't exactly real here, right?"
Kaine: "Nope. We can beat the hell out of each other till one of us falls, and nothing permanent will happen." *Gets into a fighting stance, his sword ready.*
Kraela: "Wonderful." *The way she says it sounds almost eager. She sets her stance as well.*
Kaine (GM): *Well, you dodge the boom, but get a bit of splash damage...*
Kraela: "Ouch." *She says dryly, but rushes him anyway, starting up her end of the battle with an executioner.* "Now that's how fighting's done." (EoT)
Kaine: "Damn, you pack a punch! Now try mine!"
Kraela: "Okay, that was a bit better."
Kaine: "Thank you."
Kraela: "Not nearly good enough, though." *She swings her halberd horizontally- aiming for a hook right off the bat.*
King Demon: *Uses 2 resist to block that.*
Kraela: *Her halberd bounces off the resistance, so she just swings around to try it again.*
King Demon: *Uses one SP.*
Kraela: "Using insurance on a play fight? You can't be serious." (EoT)
Kaine: *Shrugs* "No holds barred, this time." *Goes to punch her again Then strikes with another fireball.*
Kraela moves to flank Kaine and performs an executioner. Maybe this would actually hit the idiot.
Kaine: *Last Resist to block half.* *Turns to face Krae, before landing a punch on her once again.*
Kraela: *She blocks half of the damage with a resist point.*
King Demon: *Tries to... eh, punch again, cuz why not.*
Kraela: *Krae falls to the ground, apparently dead for all intents and purposes.*
Kaine: "Huh... I won." *Bends down to pick Krae up and bring her to the exit, where she'll pretty much instantly revive.*
Kraela: "Ugh. I always feel like I'm going to throw up after I revive," *she mutters. Not the most pleasant thing that could have come from her mouth, but it certainly could have been worse.*
Kaine: *Pats her on the back* "You did good, Krae. Be proud of yourself."
Kraela: "Good enough to make you waste your juice on little old me. I'll stick with the hooks next time."
Kaine: *Smiles and holds out his hand.*
Kraela: *She takes his hand and smiles back.* "Good round."
Kaine: "You too."
Kraela: "Now, I need a moment." *She goes back into the arena and fetches her halberd.*
Kaine: "No problem."
Kraela: "Anything else?"
Kaine: "Not unless you want to try something." *Smirks* "I think I'm actually going to go shower otherwise."
Kraela: "Ditto. And I need to eat. Seeya later, then."
Kaine: "Bye." *Smiles and waves, and heads out.*