Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 23: Books & Beatings

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Date: 5:18:48 PM, January 22nd; 4:15:06 PM, January 27th; 5:08:21 PM, February 3rd, 2011.
Metal Man (GM): The Moon of Alsa. Kit would be on the moon of Alsa, in the sanctuary Alsa Mewtwo made. And then receive a radio call.
KitOrbel: "...Hey! A call!" *She grins and answers it,* "Hello?"
Panzer: *R* "Greetings, daughter."
KitOrbel: ". . . M-momma?"
Panzer: "Yes?"
KitOrbel: *R* "MOMMA! Oh my god I missed you! Where are you, are you doing cool things, is everything alright down there?"
Panzer: "I'm at my base dear, and yes. Everything is fine. As for cool things, not really. No."
KitOrbel: *R* "Okay..." *She smiles softly,* "How'd you know I was here?"
Panzer: "A little bird told me."
KitOrbel: *She giggles softly,* "I still have the gun you gave me... And my marble gun. I really pack a punch now... Everyone was kinda sad to see me go."
Panzer: "Why did you go dear?"
KitOrbel: "...Evil Wolfman scared me, I think he was planning on trying to kidnap me. I didn't want to risk giving him all the information I have on the brawlers."
Panzer: "Dear, he's not after you. I talked to him myself about all that."
KitOrbel: "...So I can go back to the group?" *She grins a bit,* "Unless you have a secret mission for me, momma!"
Panzer: "I... Don't have a secret mission for you, dear, unless you want to be a Time Cop with me."
KitOrbel: "Why are you working for them?" *She pauses,* "So wait, you're not going to take me on any cool missions with you mom?"
Panzer: "Because I wanted something else to do. I retired from RepliForce. No, dear. I can't. I do some dangerous stuff."
KitOrbel: "But I'm useful now! I can actually hurt people, and I'm good at sneaking around... I'm also still the best diplomat the Questers have."
Panzer: "I don't do diplomatic work dear. I assassinate world leaders, gather artifacts and pester Colonel."
KitOrbel: "I can do the first two well..."
Panzer: "I have no doubt of that dear, but I doubt the Arbiter would want you putting ribbons on him."
KitOrbel: "Mewtwo's not exactly too pleased about it with- how'd you know about that?"
Panzer: "I know a lot of things, dear."
KitOrbel: "So you know you basically left daddy to watch me... And now I don't even have him here to keep me safe?"
Panzer: "I left you in a safe place. I doubted you wanted to leave those pathetic friends of yours to come and join your mother."
KitOrbel: "It's not like they need me..." *She frowns softly,* "If I helped you, would it be hurting them?"
Panzer: "Only if they decided to get in my way or attack me."
KitOrbel: "..." *She thinks,* "Please, I can help. I promise. Even if it's just polishing your armor..."
Panzer: "Alright. Come to TCHQ, then, my dear. I'll greet you in person when you get here."
KitOrbel: "... I don't know how to get there, unless Mewtwo can teleport me."
Panzer: "I will have the Arbiter send for you."
KitOrbel: "Okay momma! I love you... I'll see you then!"
Panzer: "Good girl. Behave, I love you too dear. See you soon."
KitOrbel: *She hangs up and giggles,* "Mewtwo~!"
Mewtwo: "What is it, Kit?"
KitOrbel: "Momma wants me to join her!"
Mewtwo: "Are you sure that is a safe thing to do? I have an inkling she has been responsible for a lot of the chaos of recent. She keeps showing up in the minds of people flying near this moon..."
KitOrbel: "I'm sure! It's my mother... She loves me, she gave me my guns. She wouldn't let me get hurt!"
Mewtwo: "She wouldn't let you, but who is to say something that was beyond her control got involved? Everyone has limits... this could be very dangerous. It's up to you what you do, but I thought you were... afraid of danger."
KitOrbel: "No, I was afraid of getting kidnapped... I don't know what EW is capable of... I'm not afraid to get hurt though." *She nods.* "I just don't want to hurt my family. The Quester."
Mewtwo: "That is another problem. I don't know the full extent of the situation but... your mother and the Questers don't get along. Often... violently disagreeing."
KitOrbel: "... She wouldn't send me after them though."
Mewtwo: "No, but there could always been unexpected situations. I just think it's best you know what you are getting in to before you leave."
KitOrbel: "I guess so, but that's why I'm the diplomat. I don't have to fight them."
Mewtwo: "Well then, good luck on your journey."
KitOrbel: *She nods and hugs him,* "Thanks Mewtwo, for looking out for me, and letting me stay here... Can we... Stay in touch? You know... If I ever want to come back."
Mewtwo: "I can communicate to you with the radio when you wish, yes."
KitOrbel: *She nods softly and smiles.* "Thank you! She said the Arbiter'd send for me so..."
Metal Man (GM): Intro The Questers rescued Simon Belmont, and Razor. Razor, having been metallicized, however, was not of use, yet. They also found the AlternaQuesters, who were to tell them about dealing with Evil Wolfman. Captain N remains captured. As well, Evil Wolfman and his cohorts and Metal Man are still out there. Oddworld is still robotized and, as was revealed then, patrolled by Death riding an infernal cart propelled by 5 ghost Metroids. Continuation
Kaine: *Sighs, sitting in the assembly room.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is in the Assembly Room, along with Alterna Metal Man. And Simon Belmont.
Simon Belmont: "Ohhh... it's so nice to have conditioner again!"
Mewtwo: "That isn't why I brought you here, however."
Digifanatic: *Both his chars are there, but only Jason's leaving the HQ (unless Metal allows otherwise)*
Simon Belmont: "I know... but it's just TORTURE to not have any!"
King Demon: "Yeah, sure..."
Digifanatic: "Simon, there are worse things to worry about..." *Rolls his eyes.*
Kraela: "He's right, but it's still beside the point."
Mewtwo: "We have our current scenario, which is still not very good."
Metal Man (GM): He shows some images. First, Metal Man.
Mewtwo: "Metal Man is still on the loose. He was spotted over Dreamland. Reports indicate he attacked the Halberd. Probably for parts."
Metal Man (GM): Then an image of the Arbiter.
Mewtwo: "The Time Cops have the Sword of Light. We need to figure out how to break into their headquarters. Red Text has an idea, but it appears to involve some ruins in GUN territory... and Anthon Tark is still in command there."
Metal Man (GM): Then, an image of Captain N behind bars, and Evil Wolfman.
King Demon: "Great..."
Mewtwo: "Evil Wolfman has Captain N imprisoned in his top facility. I don't think we can bust into it, but if you're feeling stealthy, you might have a ghost of a chance."
Digifanatic: *Winces at the pun.*
Kaine: *Considering the Metroids they've been dealing with, he winces a bit at the pun.*
Jason: "Stealth, huh? Any idea what we'd have to sneak past?"
King Demon: "You had to say that, didn't you?"
Kraela: "I can manage stealth."
Metal Man?: "Some of these fellows."
Kaine: "Right..."
Metal Man (GM): It shows Ghost Metroids... and some soldiers in black armor with blue visors and various guns.
Metal Man?: "They're called Brawl Killers. The BKs, they don't seem like much, but they seem to be able to work with any unit that should join them in combat. They can call in other units, team-attack with Ghost Metroids, and shoot their cannons a lot."
Jason: "Ahhhh, almost more of the same..."
Kraela: "Oh, fun. Don't the blobs detect our life energy, though? How are we supposed to sneak past them?"
Metal Man?: "Fighting them is suicide. Ghost Metroids are only barely takeable as it is."
King Demon: "Great, smart enemies."
Mewtwo: "That is a good question. The Alterna Questers have no idea on that."
Kaine: "Maybe we should hold off on going after the Captain for now."
Metal Man?: "We couldn't get near his main facility. It was surrounded by another one-way field, and then that in turn was surrounded by those BKs, who were assisted by GMs, and then Death on his carriage as well. You're going to either need serious stealth or serious firepower."
Mewtwo: "Stealth is possible... if you could find something capable of granting powerful enough invisibility."
Jason: "Oh, that part could be fun once we get the proper tools."
Mewtwo: "Red Text suggests that Repliforce on Alsa has it, but its leader doesn't care much for you, and worse yet, you run the risk of having his reportedly invisible soldiers sneaking a ride back if you infuriate him."
Metal Man?: "The Garrickdex would be able to see them, but if the Garrickdex could see them, then so could Red Text. And so could Evil Wolfman. So if it isn't a useless adventure, then ticking him off is asking for serious trouble."
Digifanatic: "Huh... would Kit be able to find a way to use Panzer to get them to us?"
Mewtwo: "Red Text hasn't managed to calibrate the comms to get to Kit yet, so we can't check for now. And the location of Mewtwo's sanctuary is secret, even to me. And there's this business as well."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo picks up the tupperware filled with 'Borne dust'
Jason: "Ah yes, that..."
King Demon: *Sighs* "We STILL have that?"
Mewtwo: "Apparently Mad Molly is in the Time Cop dimension. That isn't so hard to get to. The issue is, you'd need her help to rebuild him. And then some. But he could be a powerful ally, if you went through all the work to do it. Or he could just be a jerk, as he always was."
Kaine: "Do we even NEED to anymore? We have the books and stuff."
Mewtwo: "We have the books, but they only give us an idea as to where various Alsa relics are, and a few spells possibly learnable by some of you. It appears only Borne would know the best of the lot. A lot of it is in writing we cannot understand... ancient Echidna runes."
King Demon: "So we should ask them to help translate?"
Mewtwo: "Marley or the Echidna King might be able to help... ...neither of them probably have the best opinion of you right now, though, so I'd expect to have to do a favor."
Jason: "Marley I'm not too confident of... the other one, perhaps..."
Kaine: "Marley wasn't in the best condition last time I saw him, the King would probably be the better bet."
Mewtwo: "We can warp you there. Red Text has hooked up his ship to extend our warps to Alsa. The most recent council decided this scenario warrants Quester intervention. And Brawlers, of course. Mostly because while they believe they could destroy Evil Wolfman themselves, you'd be the cheaper option."
Kaine: "Lucky us." *Nods to Mewtwo* "Then we have our mission, let's go."
Metal Man?: "Those louts. They really don't know what they're talking about..."
Jason: "I'm game, Kaine."
Metal Man?: "It took the ultimate sacrifice to beat Wolfman. None of them would make it."
King Demon: "No, but nonetheless, they're the idiots with the power."
Mewtwo: "Good thing we're dealing with it, Metal... Man... ...I wish I had a different name to call you by."
Kraela: "Is it just the three of us?"
Digifanatic: *Chuckles* "I see his point."
Jason: "Probably."
Mewtwo: "Well, this isn't a very dangerous mission, so it seems three is all it will take."
King Demon: .oO(If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say THAT before a mission...)
Metal Man?: "I don't like using my real name, but you've got a point there. Call me Gracey. Then don't make fun of me or I'll split your lip."
Mewtwo: "Fine... 'Gracey.'"
Gracey: "I really hate this name..."
Jason: .oO(Not saying it.)
King Demon: "Then why do you use it?"
Gracey: "Because the other chap named Metal Man is a mass murdering maniac. And Mewtwo has made it pretty clear he can't say the name without being associated with that in his head. I don't want to be confused with a brigand... that's the only good thing this name is for."
King Demon: "All right then." *Shrugs.*
Gracey: "It's also my real name, before I put on this armor and took to the ski--er, space."
Digifanatic: "Got it..."
Kraela: "You are not a nut. Right. When are we leaving?"
Mewtwo: "The warp is open. Good luck." *He opens the warp. It's a more normal type... ...a Sonic starpost style.*
Jason: "I believe right now, Kraela."
Kraela walks through the warp.
Jason: *Follows her in.*
Digifanatic: "Take care, you three."
Kaine: *Heads through.*
King Demon: "Good luck, you may need it."
Metal Man (GM): You three warp in. You appear in a city... a marginally rebuilt one. There's still ruined bits around, and some recent destroyed areas near their flying ships... But also a grand palace and a grand library, both up a ton of steps. Echidnas, most of them pale white colored, mill about. You appear to have appeared at a corresponding warp device on their side--it sits right in the open, but rather than be a starpost, it's a weird metal dish-like device--like the one used all of once by Knuckles in Sonic 3.
Jason: *Mumbling* "Hey, this place is pretty cool."
Metal Man (GM): It is also a part of an ancient ruined part, and until you popped in, rather dusty. Apparently an ancient warp system. The area blends Mayan and other cultural symbols, and seems very much 'ancient world'ish.
Kraela: "I like it."
Kaine: "Nice... this isn't where we were last time, is it?"
Jason: "If I was here, it was a lot different."
Metal Man (GM): The area you were on before with Tails' house and such is a ways south of here.
Jason: "At any rate, we should probably walk up and get this show rolling."
Kaine: *Looking around* "I think we're on a different part of the island than we were last time we were here." *Nods and heads... uh, is there a trail or something?*
Kraela looks around for the biggest building around. She figures that's a good place to start looking.
Metal Man (GM): No, it's a city with various roads heading to places. The palace is the biggest. It is a large step pyramid with a golden lined top. At the top are two guards and a grand entrance.
Kaine: *Starts heading for the palace.*
Kraela follows him.
Jason: *Heading up.*
Metal Man (GM): You follow up the steps, as the guards stare at you and lock their spears to block your entrance.
Cultist: "Hark, who dares?"
Cultist 2: "This area is for royalty only!"
Kaine: "We'd like to speak to your leader."
Cultist: "Who are you?"
Kaine: "Kaine."
Cultist 2: "Identify your intentions!"
Cultist: "I do not recognize a 'Kaine' on the list of those allowed inside."
Kaine: "..."
Cultist 2: "With Anthon Tark in power, we must be sure you are not GUN spies."
Cultist: "Or related to Trevor, who threatened us long ago."
Cultist 2: "Or the next coming of Borne!"
Cultist: "Or Time Cops."
Cultist 2: "This is very important... what organization are you from?"
Kraela: "GUN hates us, if that makes you feel any better."
Kaine: "No, no, no, HELL no..."
Jason: *Nodding along.*
Kaine: "Yeah, I'm pretty sure Tark would rather kill us than speak to us at this point."
Kraela: "We're Brawlers."
Cultist: "What is a Brawler?"
Cultist 2: "Who do you serve?"
Cultist: "It is good that you are an enemy of Tark. But the enemy of our enemy is not always a friend!"
Kaine: "Uh... We are... We work with Metwo mostly."
Jason: "We serve Mewtwo, sir."
Cultist: "Who is this Mewtwo?"
Cultist 2: "Mew who?"
Cultist: "Do you serve a house cat?"
Kaine: "Runs a Stadium on another world."
Cultist 2: "The Other World has a stadium?"
Jason: "Correct."
Cultist: "Stadium... Stadium..."
Metal Man (GM): He taps his chin.
Cultist: "You are not servants of Julian the Proud, are you?"
Jason: "No, sir."
Cultist: "He and his grand Stadium brought hope to our people, until the vile Digifanatic the destroyer blew it to bits."
Kaine: "No, I believe he may have belonged to a predecessor group."
Cultist 2: "Predecessor? Perhaps that is a clue."
Cultist: "You are a successor to the Questers and Julian the Proud?"
Kaine: "Yes, we are."
Cultist: "Why didn't you say so earlier?"
Cultist 2: "We do not have a way to keep track of you since the Jack Times folded!"
Cultist: "Sheesh... heroes..."
Kaine: *Shrugs.*
Metal Man (GM): They walk out of the way, letting you enter.
Jason: "Thank you." *Bows to the Cultists before walking in.*
Kaine: *Nods* "Thank you." *Enters.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk in. It's a vast palace, with a short history told in statues right inside.
Kraela just nods and follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): Golden statues. It shows, initially, the Echidna people being one of many Mobian people, signified by an ancient globe of Mobius covered in them.
Kaine: *Looks at the statues as he walks by.*
Editor's Note: Oh my god so much plot exposition! *Spaces it out a bit*
Metal Man (GM): It shows their leader was 'Kragok the Great', who is credited with those ancient teleporters. He is the first major statue. Also, as noted by a painting of him, a white Echidna, and apparently the beginning of a split between him and 'Pachamac the Inferior.' It explains how Pachamac the Inferior led his clan to complete destruction, Mostly by stealing the cursed Chaos Emeralds, which it explains are vastly evil.
It skips a bit of time (nothing grand happened for a while) and then shows... 'Dyne the Cursed' A man with a spear and a number of golden statues of humans, mobians, and it suggests even more existed than that. It explains that he united the world in a super-civilization, then brought in even more continents with the power of his magical Oracle Statues. Then he tried to take it all over and nearly destroyed the world.
The remaining shamans used the last of their magic to trap him in some sort of bizarre abomination that looks like a white The Void. More time passed. It explains the humans preserved all their knowledge and took over the world with it, after coming out of hiding. They formed GUN.
Eggman was another, heretical human. 'Eggman the Vile' it shows. Eggman began the whole mess by stealing the statues, causing more places to be sucked into Alsa... again. GUN attacked Eggman, but their leader, 'Marley the Pathetic', could not stop him. So they stole his statues instead, and reverse-engineered the magic of Dyne.
This created the Mad Men. The Mad Men, consisting of 'Molly the Foolish', 'Jack the Widowmaker', and then later, 'Borne the Manslayer'... Chased Eggman off the planet, then fought amongst one another. However, the battle was not over. It then shows... yes... the Questers. 'The Questers' in fact, in name and everything.
As you walk down the hallway, you'd even see Digi in there. Julian the Proud, Keikyoku the Absurd, Digifanatic the Destroyer, Rinith the Warrior, Kenku the Guardian, and Aribar the Student, to name a few. They came in and fought to override Borne, aiding the Echidnas. Past that, you see... 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION' ...And a bit more hallway/stairs before you see the Echidna King himself.
Kaine: "Huh..."
Metal Man (GM): You're a bit worn out from all the stairs and story. Probably the intention of the people who built this place. The Echidna King looks down at you, from his tall throne.
Kaine: *Looks up at the King.*
Echidna King: "So, you come to me for assistance, Quester Successors?"
Kaine: "Yes, we have, sir."
Echidna King: "What do you want from an old man like me?"
Jason: "We have acquired artifacts written in your natives' language."
Kaine: "We have some books that are written in an ancient form of your language, we'd like your help in translating them."
Echidna King: "The lost library books... could it be?"
Kaine: "It could, we honestly don't know."
Echidna King: "The books... were meant to stay here all this time... but Borne and others of dark hearts... stole them."
Jason: "There is a possibility..."
Echidna King: "Ever since Kragok the Great began their creation, other cultures have craved our magical knowledge. If you have a major chunk of our lost library, then the question is... do you need all of the books? What magic... do you need in your journey?"
Kraela: "We don't know yet."
Echidna King: "See... I would propose a fair trade. Not all of those books are of any use to you. Not all of them... have anything you'd care about. To return them to me would greatly aid in my cultural rebuilding of my former empire."
Jason: "Hmm..."
Kaine: "We are facing a tyrant that is apparently as evil as any seen here on Alsa."
Jason: *Nods.*
Echidna King: "My prophet can determine this... what is the name of this being?"
Kraela: "Evil Wolfman."
Kaine: "I suppose that won't be too difficult. We're only interested in the ones that will help us defeat this tyrant. His name is Evil Wolfman."
Echidna King: "Let my prophet determine... the weight of this crisis..."
Metal Man (GM): He snaps his finger.
Kraela: "Actually, if we could get translated copies of the texts... Jason, is there any reason why they wouldn't be able to take the originals?"
Metal Man (GM): An Echidna covered in tribal tattoos walks over. He holds a rod with three strings, and three orbs of metal, glass, and wood, respectively.
Jason: "I can't see any obvious reason they'd reject."
Metal Man (GM): He puts a hand to his chin and then concentrates. The orbs knock about, making some strange noise. It sounds horribly atonal and barbaric. He stops, eyes wide open and shocked.
Echidna Prophet: "The destroyer of worlds, my liege!"
Echidna King: "What? But Dyne... and the Time Cops... and Borne... none of them are here!"
Kaine: *Sighs, that's what he'd been afraid of.*
Echidna Prophet: "Another one... that completes the four. Can you not see? This is the last test for us! If we ignore this crisis, the others will have been for naught."
Echidna King: "...Then any measures may be used to deal with this... being... Only the most dire spells will work on such a being." *Dismisses the prophet* "How much of the collection may I see? Can you bring it here? Or do you not trust me?"
Jason: "As much as we can carry, I hope."
Kaine: "And since we have no idea which ones those are... Yes, we can do that. We came to you for help with translating them anyway."
Echidna King: "My men inform me you used the outside teleport. We can save ourselves time."
Metal Man (GM): He opens a door, revealing a teleport and a portrait of Kragok right near the throne.
Kraela: "Well, that's convenient."
Echidna King: "Go through here and tell the Mew Two to send the books. We can look at them together."
Jason: "Thanks, Your Majesty."
Echidna King: "Kragok the Great... always made sure people of importance could escape. He knew something we did not."
Jason: *Goes through the teleport.*
Echidna King: "His cryptic writings said... 'All important people are doomed to die, if they cannot escape a sudden assassin.'"
Kaine: *Nods to the King* "Thank you, sir."
Kraela: "Clever guy. We'll be right back, then." *Kraela goes through the teleport too.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk into the warp and are at HQ.
Mewtwo: "So, what's the story?"
Kaine: *Teleportals.*
Jason: "The King is strongly interested in our books and requests to have them sent to his base."
Kaine: *Nods* "It sounded as if he would be willing to help us out in this crisis as well."
Mewtwo: "Well, I can't be entirely sure... well, the records say he is trustworthy... I guess we should do it."
Metal Man (GM): Mack starts wheeling in the books.
Digifanatic: "This is good to hear..."
Mack: "Ach, ye got yer bookz now! I hated dem... they feeled mah room! Almost as bad as bein' tossed around in the lower levels of da spaceship theng you put on heer!"
Jason: .oO(The Destroyer... come on, Ian, ya couldn't have been that bad if he's still around...)
Jet appears in the room and tries to inconspicuously move in.
King Demon: "Joining them this time, Jet?"
Jason: "I can't see why he shouldn't."
Kraela: "You missed out on all the fun already," *Kraela says sarcastically.*
Mewtwo: "You can join them, yes."
Metal Man (GM): Mack would shove the books into the portal.
Digifanatic: *Didge chuckles at Kraela's delivery.*
Kaine: "Well, I suppose we should head back now, huh?"
Jet looks around at the questions a little surprised. "Uh... yea I guess. Sorry all, was having difficulties with my gloves."
Jason: "Eh, don't worry about it, let's just keep our business going."
Metal Man (GM): You can warp back.
Kraela walks back through the portal.
Kaine: *Enters the portal.*
Jason: *Follows her.*
Jet follows the others.
Metal Man (GM): You warp into the castle. The King is looking at the books.
Echidna King: "These books... Borne stole them, yes."
Echidna: "Lower level spell books... and maps of old caches..."
Kaine: "They are the ones you were looking for, then."
Echidna King: "So what do you need from them? I can read them. All Echidna kings can."
Kaine: "Anything that will help us defeat Evil Wolfman."
Jason: *Nods* "What are some of the caches they point towards?"
Kaine: "Those would probably be the most beneficial."
Jason: "It would do well to be able to find out what's been hiding around here."
Echidna King: "Ancient relics. Super-spells which require vast magic experience to control. Or, unfortunately, the right machine can also use them..."
Jason: "The right machine?"
Kaine: "Like the one that..." *Smiles a bit.*
Echidna King: "Eggman and GUN, and Sloan, it is said, could use machines to control the relics. Dyne himself made them into machines, back in the ancient era. I will explain to you the various ones listed here and then see which you should want to find... Andross... summons a being of machine and flesh, who psycho-kinetically controls vast fleets of slaves to destroy your enemies. Nullus... obliterates objects from existence... forever. Pure Element... conjures elements at their purest to do what you will them. Armageddon... an ancient device which causes immense destruction. Crazy and Master Hand... hands of fate to assist the wielder."
Metal Man (GM): He continues flipping through the pages.
Echidna King: "Space Ship... summons a fleet of doomed white ships to crash into your foe. Antimatter Beam... destroys target with readily fireable beams of unimaginable destruction. Time Reversal... a device of time modification."
Kaine: "Wow."
Jason: "You said it, Kaine."
Echidna King: "Energia... a device of near-infinite energy. Godly Protect... renders an object invincible for a day. Reversal... reflects all attacks sent at you back at who threw them. Capture... I believe this is used to create new artifacts, by capturing the souls of defeated enemies. Divining Rod..."
Metal Man (GM): He looks down.
Echidna King: "That was Dyne's statues. Destroyed! Could tell the future, or parts thereof... Still... renders the target completely nonmagical. I believe... Eggman may have had it... Zelda... a mythical mage of another realm will aid you, apparently? Pokemon... summons pokemon. What are pokemon???"
Kaine: "Long story."
Echidna King: "Tsunami... ...why would anyone want to summon a tsunami? Ghor... ...a single Cyborg sounds somewhat weak."
Kaine: *M* "Gee, thanks..."
Echidna King: "Zero... why would you want a robot named Zero? Those are all the known ones. What... do you think will defeat 'Evil Wolfman'?"
Kraela: "I'm liking the sound of that Nullus one, personally."
Kaine: "Nullus would be nice, if he'd work..."
Jason: "Hmm... not sure about some of the summons, but yeah, Nullus sounds nice..."
Kaine: "That Energia and Pure Element may work too."
Echidna King: "Hmmm..."
Jason: "Antimatter Beam sounds pretty good if you know how to control it."
Kaine: *Nods.*
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a very thick book. Borne has marked it 'TOP SECRET.' He flips through it.
Kaine: "Godly Protect would DEFINITELY be nice."
Echidna King: "Nullus... is hidden deep within Vring territory. Its continual location is apparently... here."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a modern map, and points at... 'Ruined Power Plant' in Continia.
Jet looks to the King as he reads from Borne's book.
Echidna King: "It is deep within the ground, to prevent its vile destructive power from seeping our and killing us all. The book says it was made by a mad mage who wished to end reality."
Kaine: "Sounds like the Time Cops..."
Jason: "Wouldn't be surprised."
Echidna King: "The mage was pacified, but his magical glove of annihilation was impossible to destroy. So it was put in a place which was deemed to be cursed. Evil creatures most likely live there to this day, guarding the nexus of unholy destruction. Pure Element... appears to have been owned by a 'Koopa' sorcerer, who once controlled a part of the 'Mushroom Kingdom' on this planet."
Metal Man (GM): He flips through the pages.
Jet: "Isn't that Kemwek or somethin'?"
Echidna King: "Annihilator... er... Antimatter beam is possessed by an ancient mage who terrorized an island made of dreams in the Northwest. Of course, this book was written a vast time ago."
Jason: *Nods.*
Echidna King: "Godly Protect... was cursed along with Dyne."
Kaine: "So it could be somewhat outdated? Cursed how?"
Echidna King: "It appears to be useless. This book only says to not look for Godly Protect, or they will find Dyne with it. Dyne was destroyed, so I can only guess Dyne's spirit still controlled it."
Jason: "Dang..."
Kaine: "Ok then."
Metal Man (GM): The location for Antimatter beam is noted as Koholint island, to boot, so you have a place to look over there as well.
Kraela: "Well, we weren't going after evil items. Pure Element, then?"
Metal Man (GM): So that's three places to look so far. Your choice where.
Kaine: "Either that or Antimatter."
Jet: "Hmm... I'd say we give Kemwek a visit."
Jason: "I can roll with it."
Kaine: "Whatever works."
Echidna King: "The Antimatter beam and the Elemental device all were handled by vile sorcerers too, so I wouldn't worry too much. Although Nullus sounds like a tall order... even with its owner dead, it describes any place the spell resided was corrupted horribly."
Jason: "We'll tackle that one last if we still find it necessary."
Metal Man (GM): I'll now go look for a bit of food, so brb a little bit. Starving. Plan to continue though.
Kaine: "So, to the Mushroom Kingdom, then. Uh... are we going to need to return to the Stadium to get there?"
Jason: "We might..."
Echidna King: "You probably will. We do not have a direct warp there... the ways between continents are still infested with demonic plants and monsters."
Kaine: "All right." *Starts for the warp, unless there's anything else first.*
Kraela: "Thank you for your help." *She goes to the warp.*
Jet thanks the King as well and heads for the warp.
Jason: "Thank you again." *Warp.*
Trigger starts walking to the warp out of the darkness of... something... maybe a small nook. "Hey guys." *Warp.*
Kaine: "Hey."
King Demon: "Well?"
Jason: "We're going to the Shroom Kingdom."
Kraela: "Kind of makes me wish our resident Princess was around, actually."
Metal Man (GM): You warp. Mewtwo reads your minds, then opens a warp pipe for you to Toad Town.
Kaine: *Heads through the warp... again.*
Jason: *Chuckles and takes the pipe.*
Kraela: *She yawns a bit and goes into the pipe.*
Jet looks at the warp pipe interestingly and grins before diving in.
Metal Man (GM): You pop up in Toad Town. brb, getting out pseudo-pizza
Jet falls out of the warp pipe with a THUD and flail.
Kraela: "So, do we go straight to the top and see what Peach knows?"
Kaine: "Might as well."
Jason: *Bobs his head* "I'd say so..."
Trigger: "Well, let's go."
Kaine: *Heads for da castle.*
Trigger heads for the castle.
Metal Man (GM): You go to head to the castle. You encounter Mario. He stares at you oddly.
Mario: "I am on my-a journey to save the world again-a!"
Jason: .oO(Oh no, not this mess...)
Mario: "Have-a you seen Dark Future Grodus? I'm-a smash him!"
Kaine: "From who? Oh... nope, sorry."
Mario: "I-a know he is around here somewhere! Ha ha, there you are!"
Metal Man (GM): He starts punching a sign post.
Trigger: *Sigh.*
Jet dusts himself off and heads for the castle.
Jason: *Shakes his head and follows.*
Metal Man (GM): You can continue to the castle.
Trigger: "Poor Mario..."
Kraela: "Should we knock him out and bring him with us?"
Trigger: "Ummm..."
Kaine: "Probably..."
Trigger: "Can't be too safe..."
Mario: "You won't obtain my breakfast cereal now, Dark Future-a Grodus!"
Trigger: "...Do it."
Kaine: "Mario?"
Jet: "Grodus? Wasn't one of the items Grod?"
Jason: "Nah, it was Ghor..."
Jet: "Ah k... never mind."
Mario: "What is-a-it, interdimensional cactus?"
Kraela walks up behind Mario and adjusts her hold on her halberd so that she can swing the 'safe' end at his head.
Metal Man (GM): Roll it.
Mario: "Ha-ha! You cannot-a defeat me, Grodus worshipers!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps around and faces you, in battle stance. SUPER MARIO BATTLE
Jason: "Kraela, you sure this is necessary?"
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Kit.
Kraela: "Not really, no."
Jason: *Siiiiigh.*
Metal Man (GM): Order: Starr, Jet, Mario, Jason, Kraela, Kaine, Trigger.
Starr: "Oh I'm going to enjoy this too damn much..." *Says the girl who looks a lot like her cousin... Peach.*
Mario: "You're-a the destroyers of the universe! I'm-a going to de-story you!"
Kraela: "Glad you could make it."
Metal Man (GM): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-P0Cmzs9y8 (Powerglove - Mario Minor)
Starr: *The princess bats her pretty little eyes at him... For 1 damage to each of them... Stupefy, Vulnerable, and Stunned to Mario as well. She then gets into defensive stance. *((EoT))
Metal Man (GM): Starr would be dismayed to discover Mario is apparently already under the effects of those status effects... all of them!
Mario: "Your fancy tricks won't-a trick me! The delicious talking mushrooms protect-a me!"
Starr: ". . . Someone make him stop talking now before I cause an international incident..."
Mario: "You-a can't stop me! I'm-a the hero! And you're-a an evil fat Lakitu on your cloud! Dark Future Grodus created-a you to take over the universe!"
Jet sees how big of a target Mario is being and decides to plunk him with a few quick shots.
Mario: "I am-a the chosen one who will save the universe in my flying head-shaped space ship!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over it.
Mario: "Not so-a fast, Hammer Goomba! Owowowow!"
King Demon: "Hammer Goomba, huh?"
Kaine: "Hammer Goomba, huh?"
Mario: "You're-a going to lose, Hammer Goomba! It's-a me-a, Super Fire Mario!"
Metal Man (GM): He takes out a fire flower and eats it, and glows. Why yes. Mario hurls two fireballs at Jet! And barbecues him for 100 damage! Then he leaps at and tries to stomp on Starr! *STOMP* 100 damage... ...but his turn is over, wah.
Mario: "I'm-a stomp you all!"
Metal Man (GM): No wonder why he is so dreaded... And why no one can arrest him... He probably smashed them into pancakes with his incredibly painful jump-and-burn routine.
Jason: *Ohhh, this won't be fun. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, STAT.*
Mario: "Wahhhahahaha... I'll get you, Magikoopa-Boo hybrid!"
Jason: *And then he takes his other 4 TP to flank him.*
Metal Man (GM): *Flankety flank* Luckily, you are hitting him. You figure if you keep beating him up he'll either come to his senses or be KO'd.
Starr: "MARIO! You mother****ing *****I'm going to ****Ing *********** and *****Ing ***** your ************ with a garden hose!!!!!"
Trigger: "...Wow."
Jason: *Lols.*
Mario: "Oh noooo! It's Zip Toad!"
Trigger: "I didn't think you could do that with a garden hose..."
Mario: "Zip Toad in a Lakitu costume!"
Kaine: "I don't think I want to TRY that..."
Starr: "You just have to be creative." *She's twitching now... Apparently her rage button has been pressed.*
Trigger: "...I'm kinda worried now..." *Looks at Starr.*
Kaine: "Not very princesslike, but whatever."
Mario: "Zip Toad in a Lakitu suit, your Dark Future Grodus plans will-a be defeated!"
Jason: "Hehe..."
Kaine: *Lightningly stabs at DAS MARIO!*
Mario: "No, you will not defeat me, evil football player! Owwie!"
Kaine: "Uh... yes I will." (24 lightning) *Does it again!*
Mario: "I'm-a gonna have to use a mushroom!"
Metal Man (GM): He starts crouching, as if he has shrunk.
Kaine: "Ah, I feel better now."
Metal Man (GM): He hasn't.
Trigger attacks with two burning blade strikes.
Mario: "You can't get me, Baby Bowser!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over it, while crouching. So weird.
Trigger: *EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): He's hit all three times. Running around while crouched may be part of the reason.
Starr: *She defends with one TP remaining.* *EoT.*
Kaine: "Whipping him into shape, Princess?"
Jason: *Snickers.*
Metal Man (GM): He speaks in a weird squeaky voice.
Mario: "Ow! You-a make me tiny!"
Starr: "I want him to hang himself on my own whip. I'd rather whip you into shape Kaine..."
Trigger: "OOOHHHHH!!"
Kaine: "Maybe later." *Smirks.*
Jason: *Chuckles a bit.*
Jet looks at mini Mario still a bit singed, and blasts at first shot and Mario as he takes a deep breath and charges up the second.
Mario: "Mama mia! Ha-ha! Not done-a yet!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps over that one, barely. You're now being flanked by Mario, who gets his revenge by... running up and punching your kneecap! He didn't even need a flanking bonus to hit you good. 50 damage! He then runs around and goes to leap up... throw a shell into Starr's face! 100 damage, it's similar to the jump but not... until you dodge. He misses and smashes a tree, then spends his last attack... going to punch Kaine in the knee! *SMACK* 50 damage. Mario is nearly done for. Or I should say, nearly 'Defeated.'
Jason: *Still flanking? :D.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Mario returned to his spot after flanking Jet and not needing the bonus anyway. He's out of his mind so he doesn't seem capable of noticing tactical flaws like that.
Jason: *And he starts playing where he left off before, trying to conjure up more of an aura to hopefully suck the consciousness right out of Mario...*
Mario: "Ha-haaaa!" *Leap.*
Jason: *But that's why that's a 4 TP move, so he can shake that off and try one more time!*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges, 'cuz you don't get a reroll. Remember the old rule? Still in effect, Didgeridoo.
Digifanatic: *EOT.*
Metal Man (GM): Here, have both your turns, Kraela. Mario is nearly defeated, so do whatever you want with that 16 TP, so we can finish this. If you move one space after being in-range you can flank them, which gives a +2 to-hit bonus against them. Continually moving can move you behind them to get an even higher +3 bonus, but if you keep moving then you'll move back into flank and then normal, as you circle them. You use movement whenever you use a move that has Movement, so use it wisely.
Kraela steps forward and then disappears, reappearing behind Mario.
Metal Man (GM): Mario flips around and leaps backwards!
Mario: "BWAH!"
Kraela narrows her eyes and goes for a more... direct approach, cleaving at the ex-hero.
Metal Man (GM): He ducks sideways!
Mario: "Ha ha! Woo-hoo!"
Metal Man (GM): He certainly is acrobatic. Yes.
Kraela: *She then tries her previous move again.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges again! Baaaad luck tonight, apparently. Figures, since practically everything hit him a bit ago. In-range to everyone, including you. He only prevented you from getting behind him.
Kraela: "One more shot, then." *Again.*
Metal Man (GM): *Miss of doom.*
Mario: "You cannot defeat me! I'm-a the star!"
Kraela: *She uses her final TP to guard.*
Kaine: "No, but you'll be seein them soon enough."
Jason: *Snickers.*
Mario: "Wah-ha!"
Jason: .oO(Actually, SHE is...) *tilts head towards princess.*
Metal Man (GM): Well, Mario is now facing Kaine. And dodging all his attacks like he did a moment ago.
Kaine: "Hold still so I can punch you!"
Metal Man (GM): Leaping all over the place.
Mario: "Dark Future Grodus can't catch mini-Mario!"
Metal Man (GM): Anything else, Kaine? Nope.
Trigger attacks Mario again with two more burning blade strikes.
Metal Man (GM): Mario continues dodging everything. Super Mario, everybody! *Booed.*
Mario: "You're-a powerless to hit me, Lakitu-Zip-Toad!"
Starr: "Want a freaking bet?"
Metal Man (GM): He's facing you. As he's been leaping around like a maniac. He is only hit once.
Kaine: "Well, she hit you..."
Trigger: "...Yep."
Jason: "...yeah..."
Mario: "Now I-a hit her!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps up to stomp on Starr. Also, Though I'm saving that 5 for his attack next round... ...he seems to be pretending to jump right now.
Jet tries to ping Mario before sizing his next shot. He grumbles and just fires more.
Metal Man (GM): Apparently he can dodge while pretending to jump. But he can't dodge that second one that hit him! Nope. He dodges that one too! He's nearly defeated, but first, Starr must dodge that jump he got five successes on. *Kaplook* 100 damage. He bounces off and goes to stomp on Jet! Has his luck finally run out? ...Apparently not. *Kaplook* 100 damage to Jet.
Mario: "Ha-ha! Lakitu is defeated!"
Jet falls over unable to take the brunt of that one.
Jason: "...You're lucky your ears haven't been too sensitive yet..." *And he keeps playing on!*
Digifanatic: *Still flanking?*
Mario: "Two defeated!"
Metal Man (GM): Nope, he ran away from that position a while ago. He leaps over it!
Mario: "Magikoopa can't beat me!"
Jason: *Grits his teeth, then taking the chance to fling a Sonic Slingshot at him, expecting the worst but still hoping for the best.*
Metal Man (GM): *SMACK* You knock him out!
Kaine: "Finally..."
Jason: *Groans* "Fiiiinally..."
Mario: "Mama mia... I see-a Bowser's face!" *He passes out.*
Trigger: "..."
Kaine: *Picks up his dead... err unconscious body.*
Metal Man (GM): Besides him are Jet and Starr's KO'd bodies.
Trigger: "I'M OKAY!!"
Jason: *Hums the SMB death jingle to Mario.*
Kaine: "Actually..." *Hans Mario to Jason and picks up Starr instead.*
Kraela: "That didn't go as smoothly as it should have. Sorry."
Trigger: "Well, off to Peach's castle again."
Jason: "I suppose." *Picks up Mario's body and starts for the castle.*
Kaine: *Carries Starr to the castle.*
Trigger starts walking to the castle again.
Jet gets up with a groan and then starts to follow the others.
Metal Man (GM): Going to the castle? Yes, I see you are...
Kraela: *She follows at a slowed pace.*
Metal Man (GM): You eventually reach the front door.
Kaine: "Uh... someone want to knock or something?"
Trigger knocks on the front door.
Kaine: *Has his hands slightly full with the Princess.*
Jason: "Preferably not me..."
Metal Man (GM): The door opens.
Peach: "Oh... what happened?"
Kaine: "He... wanted to go after Grodus. And thought we were his minions when we tried to stop him."
Jason: *Nodding* "Would you like to take care of him, Princess?"
Starr: *Is apparently in her full dress... And has been since she was KO'd.*
Kaine: *Sighs a bit, the Princess may not weigh much, but carrying around a limp body isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world.*
Kraela: "Kaine, if you take my weapon, I'll take her."
Kaine: "I have her, it's just a bit awkward." *Smiles.*
Jason: "Let him be, Kraela. He's fine."
Kraela just nods.
Peach: "Hm... well..."
Metal Man (GM): She looks at it.
Peach: "I guess this is the first time someone has defeated him in a while. Put him over here. I'll... uhhh... have Toadsworth tend to him. So... anything else?"
Jason: *Nods and sets him down where Peach requested.*
Kraela: "Do you know anything about the Pure Element?"
Peach: "Oh, yes! An evil man named Sloan flew down in a ship and defeated the Questers, then stole the Pure Element! It has been gone ever since..."
Kaine: "Great. This whole thing was a waste of time?"
Jason: *Slowly nodding* "And he's hiding wherever..."
Peach: "I... I guess so... sorry..."
Jason: "Well, thanks anyway, Your Majesty..."
Kaine: *Sighs* "Well, at least we saved Mario from making an ass out of himself. By the way, I don't suppose you have a spare 1-up mushroom, do you?"
Starr: *She's still out cold...*
Peach: "I'm afraid not... they're very rare, and expensive... Maybe Merlon can help you find one? He's good at finding things..."
Jet: "Thanks for letting us know at least before we went further into this wild goose chase." *Jet says as he looks at the others.* "So... where to now then..."
Starr: *Was knocked out by Mario so the LEAST Peach can do...* =D
Kaine: "All right." *Nods* "Thank you for your time at least." *Heads for the exit, still carrying the OTHER Princess.*
Trigger heads for the exit as well.
Metal Man (GM): You head to the exit. Right outside is... Merlon.
Merlon: "Right on time. as I predicted. Looking for an item long gone, long ago. Beaten up by Mario as well."
Trigger: "...Yep."
Kaine: "... I'm never going to get comfortable around people like you, am I?"
Trigger: "...Nope."
Merlon: "I cannot help you with your current situation. I predicted that as well. What I can help you is... this."
Jason: "Ooh." *Takes a glance.*
Kaine: "Hmm?"
Merlon: "If you wish to destroy the destroyer of worlds, then Nullus is your only hope. If you wish to use magic, anyway. The other ways are clouded and lost, and will require far too much work. You are, however, in no shape for the dangers of the ruined Power Plant. Go, and rest... then pursue the necessary weapon of justice."
Kaine: "Typical. Well, I guess we're heading to the power plant then. Weapon of Justice?"
Trigger: "...Sounds nifty."
Kraela: "Weapon of justice. Nullus."
Trigger: "Dibs if it's a sword."
Merlon: "The weapon was made by a mad mage. A mage who saw the future."
Jason: *Chuckles* "I wouldn't stop you, Trigger."
Jet: "I guess rest would be the best thing..."
Merlon: "He went mad making it."
Kaine: "No way, I'm taking it."
Trigger: "..."
Merlon: "But this weapon... would destroy the destroyer of worlds, used properly."
Kaine: *Smirks.*
Trigger: "I called it."
Kaine: "Can you wield it?"
Jason: "Ah... can you please define 'used properly'?"
Trigger: "I can try."
Merlon: "Its time has come. It is a glove... ...and no. I do not know how to use it. It defies scrying."
Kaine: "So, where is it?"
Jet: "Its a glove? You mean like my power gloves?"
Merlon: "Yes, but of pure destruction. The most powerful destruction ever made."
Trigger: "Hmmm, so it's like wearing death on your hand?"
Merlon: "Death leaves residue. This does not. It is a grand eraser."
Trigger: 0_0 "Wow."
Jason: *Whiiiiiiistle.*
Kaine: "I could DEFINITELY use that!"
Trigger: "Called it first."
Jet: "Holy smokes, that's scary power..."
Trigger: "CALLED IT FIRST!! DAMN IT!!"
Kaine: "You said 'if it's a sword!'"
Trigger: "ARGH!!"
Kaine: *Smirks.*
Metal Man (GM): A figure walks in... a damaged, sea-creature covered being. With long yellow hair...
Trigger facepalms.
???: "I finally found you."
Metal Man (GM): He pries a bunch of seaweed off his face--it is Zero.
Trigger: "..."
Kaine: *Looks at the... reploidish thing.*
Trigger: "Hey Zero."
Kaine: "Hello there."
Zero: "The Brawlers left me to die. Panzer tried her best to kill me."
Trigger smacks Jason in the back of the head. "..."
Zero: "My entire group was destroyed."
Jason: .oO(I said nothing.)
Zero: "I am the only one who knows the true story..."
Metal Man (GM): He sparks.
Zero: "Panzer plots to rule the universe... manipulating all sides to her will..."
Kaine: "Who... are you?"
Zero: "She does not care... about who it is... You will all die if you do not destroy her."
Trigger: "He's Zero, a Maverick Hunter."
Jason: "Huh."
Zero: "That device... is the only sure means of destroying her, because she is immortal, for reasons I do not know. This... Evil Wolfman... may also need to be destroyed... but he is not the only one."
Metal Man (GM): He falls over.
Jason: *Sighs.*
Zero: "I have done my duty. If you choose to doom the world... then do so. But I have... warned... y... ou..."
Trigger: "...People dying all over the place..."
Metal Man (GM): It powers off.
Merlon: "He is not dead, only out of power."
Trigger: "Oh, my mistake."
Merlon: "But it is up to you what you will do with him. I cannot interfere in it if I wish for Evil Wolfman to be destroyed."
Jet: "Do you think someone back at the stadium can help him?"
Merlon: "Perhaps."
Kraela: "I really hate today."
Kaine: "Mewtwo probably can." *Shrugs* "Or Mac."
Merlon: "I depart now. Your choices will determine our future... Please be cautious."
Metal Man (GM): He walks off slowly.
Trigger: "Okay."
Jet: "I think Rest and getting him there would be the best first."
Trigger: "Okay."
Kaine: "Can we get a warp back? I doubt anyone wants to drag the robot to where we warped in."
Trigger: "Not it. Just in case. ..." *Calls in Mewtwo for a warp.*
Metal Man (GM): A Warp pipe pops in.
Kaine: *Carefully gets himself into the pipe, still carrying Princess Starr.*
Jet leaps in instead of diving this time.
Trigger drags Zero into the warp with him.
Kraela: *She climbs in behind everyone else.*
Jason: *Walks back... empty handed!*
Metal Man (GM): You walk back.
Mewtwo: "So... I see it was not the best of missions. You got info, but also got beaten up."
Trigger: "...No comment."
Mewtwo: "The injured Brawlers can recover in the Medical bay. I will determine how to repair Zero. In the old days, Zero was an ally of the Stadium."
Kaine: *Nods and takes Starr to said medibay.*
Jet stumbles to the medical bay with more grumbling.
Jason: "Well, I suppose that's a good sign."
Trigger: "Where do you want me to take Zero?"
Mewtwo: "Perhaps if he is repaired, we can re-establish contact with the other world's Maverick Hunters."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo takes Zero's body.
Mewtwo: "I will take him to Dr. Light myself."
Digifanatic: "Oh, Zero's a good guy, Jason. I wouldn't worry about him unless someone corrupted his chips..."
Trigger: "...Last thing we need is Zero going Maverick on us."
King Demon: "Huh, that bucket of bolts left my room? Damn!"
Trigger rolls his eyes at Demon.
Digifanatic: *Chuckles.*
Jet: "Left your room Demon?"
Digifanatic: "I remember that now..."
King Demon: "Last time I saw him he was repairing himself in my bedroom on Alsa."
Trigger: "That's odd..."
King Demon: "Looks like he's going to need it again." *Shrugs.*
Jason: "Yeah..."
Mewtwo: "What little I can tell from his circuits indicates he had a long trip to find you, and may or may not have fought Panzer in the process."
Trigger: "Damn, someone needs to retire her before she strikes again..."
Mewtwo: "I'll see to what happened when he is revived. You are dismissed for now."
King Demon: "LOVE to."
Digifanatic: "Panzer? Ohhhh man."
Trigger: "Okay."
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP to Jet, Kraela, Kaine, Starr, Trigger; +1 EXP to Trigger
Jet: "Retire her? Was she the one he was taking about when he spoke of a 'She'?"
Metal Man (GM): No, only 1 to Trigger. That was my bad. No, not 2 from last time. I made a mistake. +2 EXP to Jet, Kraela, Kaine, Starr, Jason; +1 EXP to Trigger
Jason: "Yeah, he said we pretty much need to take Panzer down now..."
Digifanatic: *Didge shrugs a bit, sighs* "I guess it'd have to come down to this at some point..."
Kraela: "This is getting to be a pain. We have too many enemies."
Trigger: "When did she go Maverick anyways?"
Digifanatic: "Sometime during Alsa."
Trigger: "Hmmm..."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo would float in.
Digifanatic: "As in, before we touched back on Nintendus. She was already exhibiting double agent interests."
Mewtwo: "No, it was in the very beginning. She was never a Quester. Wolfman trusted her for reasons I still cannot fathom."
Trigger: "So she went Maverick of her own free will?"
King Demon: "We get to take out Panzer? FINALLY!"
Digifanatic: "Wow... I forgot it was that long ago."
Mewtwo: "I will determine whether that is counterproductive or not. She is a Time Cop. It may be better to manipulate her using Kit instead."
King Demon: "... Can we manipulate her into a lava pit or something?"
Mewtwo: "The problem many people make with her is to use brute force. She is protected against brute force, always has been."
Trigger: "..."
Digifanatic: *Nods.*
Mewtwo: "I know her better than most of you. She was one of the first Questers, but never actually swore fealty to us. She comes from somewhere else. The Maverick Hunter dimension, which was led by Bahamut."
Jason: "Ah."
King Demon: "Yeah, I joined when she did... damn that was a long time ago."
Trigger: "Hmmm."
Digifanatic: "I wasn't too far after that... I must have blocked out all that..."
Mewtwo: "If you wish to deal with her, then I shall take point. The only way to deal with her is to make the situation clear. Records indicate she probably cannot be destroyed, but we could cripple her interests if she displeased us... whatever her interests are. But that shouldn't be necessary. There is a third way, driven by simply buying what we want from her."
King Demon: "You better hope not. I'm tired of hearing about her and dealing with her."
Mewtwo: "The Time cops are a lever, and what Zero says is true. She doesn't work for anyone. We may be able to use her to deal with our Time Cop problem. Zero can then deal with his problem on his own--he is not the Zero of my realm, and therefore not the one I trust fully. This is personal business for me. Wolfman made a stupid mistake in trusting his friends from that world. Coop was more interested in damaging reality for personal power gain. Klumsy, while attempting to be like me, went too far and wound up alienating possible Questers."
Jason: "Got it..."
Mewtwo: "So... keep that in mind when you speak of 'dealing with' Panzer. Wolfman started this, not her. He could have left her behind. That must be resolved." *He floats off.*
Jet returns from the medbay and listens to the conversation.
Jason: *Nods.*
Digifanatic: "Well... now it gets crazy."
Trigger: "Well, I'm gonna go relax. Catch you all later." *He walks off.*
King Demon: "This is going to be interesting, one way or another."
Digifanatic: "Night, trig."
Jet sees people walk off and decides to head for his room as well.
Trigger: "Night, Digi."
Jason: *Chuckles* "Right... what about this 'Destroyer' thing, Ian?"
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "I blew up a casino, but it was being run by a bunch of annoying thugs, so it all worked out."
Jason: *Chuckles* "You are crazy..."
King Demon: "Yeah, and you guys yell at me for blowing up that one building... at least MINE was an accident!"
Digifanatic: "Eh... Anyways, that's old news. I wouldn't be too concerned."
King Demon: *Shrugs* "I got stuff to do, I'm out."
Jason: "Okay, see you, Demon."
Digifanatic: "Night, man."
King Demon: "Later." *Warps out.*
Jason: *Sighs* "I need to get out of here as well, but at least we got some work done."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, you guys did alright..."
Jason: "But that Pure Element, though, Sloan..." *Sighs.*
Digifanatic: "That's the not fun part..." *Nods.*
Jason: "Good luck for us all, right?"
Digifanatic: "Suppose so."
Jason: "Take care." *Heads out.*
Digifanatic: "Night, Jason."
Metal Man (GM): El Recap: The Questers and Brawlers went to Alsa to help find out about those books they got from Borne, and in turn, the artifacts. They got a bit of a history lesson, then did some bartering with the Echidna King. In the process they discovered the existence of these meaningful artifacts: Nullus, Energia, Antimatter Beam, and Pure Element. They went after Pure Element, only to discover it had already been stolen by Sloan ages ago. Additionally they fought Mario, who mistook them for Dark Future Grodus. After many died at the hands of Dark Future Mario, er, crazy Mario, they finally got back with the info. Now, Mewtwo is in the Assembly Room on Nintendus, with diagrams of the place that Nullus is in--complete with Red Text's annotations. Continuation.
Mewtwo: "Obtaining the Nullus artifact seems to be the best idea. I have some reservations on whether it will be possible without some trickery, however."
Kaine: *Walks into the room, a bit late as usual.*
Mewtwo: "It is inside a condemned power plant."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Ah yes..."
Mewtwo: "A radioactive power plant. Some of you might recognize it."
Metal Man (GM): It shows a power plant with evil car-horn geese flying around it. And a set of train tracks. And a Deloth-shaped hole in a hill. With scorch marks around it.
King Demon: "It looks like Del went there once."
Digifanatic: "I'd say."
Jet looks rather confused at the hole. "What?"
Digifanatic: "Old story."
Mewtwo: "Data indicates it was once guarded by a being of pure darkness, but the being... vanished, after Time Cops killed it."
Valentine: "Looks like more of a Brawler train wreck. And Quester as well."
Mewtwo: "It remains highly radioactive. The protective field devices you used to get the Cetan Megaweapon will be in use here."
King Demon: "Well, if Del was involved, you're probably right."
Kaine: "In more ways than one."
Mewtwo: "What you want is at the very center of the radiation. When you get in there, you will have to endure intense radiation, which will cause gradual damage to you."
Digifanatic: "Well, we'll try to make it quick then."
Mewtwo: "The mistakes of the past involved... Alsa Questers... so it thankfully wasn't a Brawler mistake."
King Demon: "Going to HAVE to, it seems."
Jet replies "Fair enough" before continuing to listen to the conversation.
Mewtwo: "I can't get many scans of the area. It is very dangerous, in any case. Be prepared to fight off beings of evil and mutated creatures packing cybernetic implants."
Metal Man (GM): He looks to himself when saying that, vaguely amused.
King Demon: "Great, we're going to have to face YOU?"
Mewtwo: "Once you are in, you obtain the Nullus, then leave." *He chuckles.* "No, nothing in there can compare to me."
Valentine: "Depends on what we're comparing."
Kaine: *Snickers.*
Mewtwo: "Sheer power."
Digifanatic: "Hehe, yeah, hard to find something that'd top Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "I nearly held off Ael with my own mind alone. Nothing in there could touch Ael. But it could burn most of you."
Valentine: *But we're getting sidetracked. I'll be tagging along to collect data.*"
Mewtwo: "Of course, there is more to speak of... This."
Metal Man (GM): He opens the comms... it would be Kit on the other end.
Mewtwo: "Hello. You had something to say to us, Kit?"
KitOrbel: "HI EVERYONE!" *She grins,* "Yeah, um... I'm with my mother here..." *She smirks.* "So I am in position for anything you might need from my end. I don't have any good information yet though. She distracts me with juice and cookies."
Valentine: "So you're with the Time Cops."
Mewtwo: "You are in Time Cop headquarters? ...We require the Sword of Light. Get it by any means necessary."
KitOrbel: "Sword of Light..." *She nods,* "I'll do my best. It might be hard though. Just getting a safe communication link was- Well, I don't have time to go into detail. Anything else?"
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Just stay careful, Kit."
King Demon: "Stay safe, and try NOT to cause too much trouble."
Mewtwo: "Tell us if they have any plans to interfere with us. They must be overconfident. They could have blocked your communications entirely, had they chosen to. Make sure to make use of that as much as possible. They are blinded by their feelings of superiority..."
KitOrbel: ". . ." *She grins,* "Of course they are. I'm a blasted teenage girl. Who could be afraid of that?" *She nods.* "I'll do my best, sir."
Valentine: "Looks like there's hope for the rest of you yet."
King Demon: "Right..."
Digifanatic: .oO(Hey, at least Valentine's giving us a chance...)
King Demon: .oO(I really hope she knows what she's doing, we may end up having to face Panzer eventually...)
Valentine: "Now then, back to our mission, Mewtwo."
KitOrbel: "Alright then, take care everyone. Orbel, signing out."
Digifanatic: "See ya, Kit." *Smiles to her.*
Mewtwo: "Yes. Stadium, signing out." *The comms cuts* "Here are the devices, again." *He would distribute the field projectors.* "Any other questions before you leave?"
King Demon: *Sighs and puts his on.*
Digifanatic: "Nah, I'm good." *Puts his on.*
Jet puts on the stuff. "Any knowledge on distance to the artifact?"
Valentine: "What's our warp limit range?"
Metal Man (GM): He opens the warp to Alsa, which is red, since it is Red Text's warp.
Mewtwo: "To the center of the power plant... we have to warp you in by the train tracks."
King Demon: "How long till the radiation starts affecting us?"
Mewtwo: "Radiation damages warp energy. Red text is acting as a hub to help cover the distance, of course."
Digifanatic: "Ah, I see..."
Mewtwo: "Time doesn't matter. Once you are in the epicenter, however, you will begin taking damage."
King Demon: "So we can move freely for the most part without fear of damage. Good to know."
Valentine: "Do we need to go through or into the center?"
Mewtwo: "You must go through, immense shielding means the only way is through the hole in the containment wall near the front of the power plant."
King Demon: "Great."
Valentine: "Even I can't protect again radiation poisoning. We'll need something to go through."
Mewtwo: "Since there are these three Questers and one Brawler, that should be good enough. The fields protect against enough radiation so that you won't die, only get injured. The nature of Smash energy is such that even radiation poisoning can be reversed and resisted, since your bodies are... not normal."
Metal Man (GM): The portal is open; you may go when you are ready.
Valentine: "In other words do the Quester thing and jump into a dangerous area without thinking twice."
Jet heads in after making sure his fire powers aren't going to cause issues.
King Demon: "Yep." *Heads through the portal.*
Metal Man (GM): The field didn't have issues with it last time.
Digifanatic: "Valentine, you give us no credit..." *Smirks and follows.*
Valentine: "...We will speak about this when I return, Mewtwo." *And into the portal she goes.*
Metal Man (GM): You warp into a devastated wasteland, covered in snow. The railroad tracks are a twisted mess. Before you is a ruined power plant, with fences around it. Weird birds fly around it, squawking. No... honking. The way in is open; one can walk right at it, in fact.
King Demon: *Steps toward the plant... since it's safe for a while until after they're inside, he only worries about creatures running around.*
Digifanatic: *Calmly follows Demon in.*
Jet walks causally down the tracks, flexing his hands a little to be prepared.
Metal Man (GM): The field glows. The birds look at you and honk.
Valentine would just briefly scan the birds.
King Demon: "Geez, this place is a mess."
Metal Man (GM): The scanner picks up radioactive static. The birds suddenly home in on Val, infuriated for some reason.
Crane: "HONK! HONK! HONK! HOOOOONK!"
Metal Man (GM): It's like being attacked by Rush Hour traffic. Only they now wish to feast upon Val.
King Demon: "Val, come on!"
Metal Man (GM): Three of them fly down into range. Radioactive Crane Battle!
Digifanatic: .oO(Working here is a fickle job, Val...)
Metal Man (GM): Order: Cranes, Digi, Jet, Demon, Val. Cranes' turn. The Cranes divebomb Val, honking viciously. One after another. One hit, 25 damage. The cranes continue honking and flying around you. They're all in-range. They don't look terribly threatening, but their bites are annoying.
Digifanatic: *Didge holds a Fire Punch for one TP before laying it out on one of the cranes.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes. I have a new idea--too slow to roll init and I just put you in the back of the line. Faster. Hit. The crane honks, its evil body nearly destroyed in one hit.

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