Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 27: Tower Bar & Grill
Date: 7:55:41 PM, February 21st; 5:53:45 PM, February 25th, 2011.
Crazy Hand: "You have passed all but one of my tests! Even though most of you injured and killed yourselves over and over again!"
Valentine: "We'll get better."
Kraela: "What's left?"
Kaine: "Oh, hi there!"
Crazy Hand: "But you are not worthy until your damaged selves can defeat MEEEEE!!!!"
Metal Man (GM): CRAZY HAND BATTLE. Inits!
Kaine: *Deadpan* "What a surprise..."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Kenku, Crazy Hand, Val, Kraela, Demon, Starr, Jason.
Kenku sees if he can charge the smash again out of curiosity.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. It's now a bog-standard battlefield. Crazy Hand is fighting you normally too, so no worries of being hit by thousands of Equilibriums.
Kenku tries to make a piercing shot before coming around to swing wildly.
Metal Man (GM): It's a big hand, so it can only dodge so much. So much it uber-dodges the Wild one.
Kenku tries to stabilize himself as he comes out of the swing (+1 Ref).
Metal Man (GM): He fires his annoying lasers at everyone! Threatens all. 25 damage if hit. Pierces resistance too.
Kaine: *He dead.*
Metal Man (GM): *ZAP* Indeed. Crazy Hand then begins charging up for one of his attacks. Also Val needs to roll to dodge lasers.
Valentine: *And with that, Valentine would turn into her plush like self. EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): Nah, you're in Melee range. He's idly floating over you. Yes.
Kraela swings up, trying to get the hook of her weapon into the hand.
Metal Man (GM): He is hit, being a big target.
Kraela: *Then she pulls hard, pulling out and swinging her halberd around for a solid hit.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jason: *Smiles a bit.*
Metal Man (GM): Kaine's too, but only if he spends the 3 SP for it...
Kaine: *Does so, going to... 0 SP till after this mission, right?*
Starr: *She takes out her whip.* "Well then..."
Metal Man (GM): The hand is elusive! Finally, you hit it.
Jason: "Alright, time to crank this sucker up and have some fun..." *His usual set opener, the beginning of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor to start his turn...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jason: *And he follows that up with a no-charge Sonic Slingshot.*
Metal Man (GM): Miss!
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand drops a cloud of bombs on Jason! Jason takes 100 damage from violently being blown up.
Digifanatic: *Both RES points!*
Jason: *Defend for 1 TP, EOT.*
Metal Man (GM): You're being flanked by him, but you can still attack him. After causing Kenku's client to Peer, Crazy Hand decides to fly sideways and try to smash Kraela, Starr, and Val to bits!
Valentine: *She moves fast for a doll.*
Metal Man (GM): 100 damage if hit--it's incredibly powerful. And take 2.
KitChan: *Uses one Res point.*
Valentine: *Ahem.* "Keep on your toes. You die now then you should have turned back when you had the chance." *And everyone gets +2 to their agi roll when attacked. EoT.*
Kraela uses Flash Slice, disappearing and coming back into view directly over Crazy Hand.
Kaine: "Yeah, thanks, Val..."
Metal Man (GM): Miss! Yes. The weird symbol appeareth, but you're the boss with the SP! It hits. Yes.
Kaine: *Uses his lightning punch on the giant glove first.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kaine: *Follows that up with an attempt at tackling the fraggin thing* (WTF?)
Metal Man (GM): Good question. Anything else?
Kaine: *Goes OoC after that attack, and uses his remaining TP to defend.*
Metal Man (GM): Being flanked by Master Hand.
Starr: *She frowns and winks at the hand... Taking one damage, and dealing one as well.* (+stun, vulnerable, stupify)
Metal Man (GM): The hand begins acting weirdly. Anything else?
Starr: *She then hits it with a whip strike.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jason: *Takes the one movement to go behind him, then picks back up with another T&F... EOT.*
Metal Man (GM): No way he can dodge that, especially when I remember he still has a q4.
Kenku pulls himself out of the bad position he was in a little, and then swings wide which will probably put him back in.
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand Crazy Hand targets Kenku and Kaine with two smacks. 50 damage if hit. Then he tries to utterly pulverize Jason.
Jason: *Scoots around it leisurely.*
Metal Man (GM): Accuracy is not on his side, as he drill-spins uselessly. Also, the second smack targeted Kaine, not Kenku, Kenku. So Kaine should roll his dodge now. They all miss. Well, I tried not to make this boss too easy or too hard, but luck seems to be on your side. But will you finish him before he strikes again? :p
Valentine: *Valentine would first scan the hand to see how much life it has left if its possible.*
Metal Man (GM): Mmm... 49% of his health remains, although there is some note of 'This may not be a fight to the death' meaning it might end sooner.
Valentine: *Ahem* "We're nearly done. Step up and attack to your hearts content. And don't get flanked." *+2 to attacks. EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): The status effects vanish from Crazy Hand, not that it'll help him much.
Kraela: *She tries to pull off the same thing as before, Flash Slicing up above him.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Er...
Kaine: *Tries to punch the fingers again.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kaine: *Then tries to tackle the hand again.* (WHEE!) *Sighs as he AGAIN misses the tackle attempt, going OoC again, then defending for 1 TP*
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit, miss, hit.
Jason: *He's feeling good with the momentum of the other Brawlers' success... Sonic Slingshot, charged 2 TP.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jason: *2 TP defense, EoT* "Yeah, there we go!"
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand is weak...
Kenku decides to try to go crazy wild again, given the extra accuracy.
Metal Man (GM): Nope, he shrugged off the status effects. Hit. He is smashed very heavily, and falls back.
Crazy Hand: "You have survived many trials and tribulations. While I refuse to be outdone by my brother, it would be ridiculous to deny you my powers now. I grant you the power to summon me in the waking world, to wreak havoc on your enemies... but not too much, lest you drain my immense power!"
Kaine: "Hey, cool, we won!"
Crazy Hand: "Hahahahahaaaaa!" *He morphs super huge, then explodes, leaving behind confetti and a shining, glowing copy of himself, in trophy form.*
Metal Man (GM): He also leaves behind a blue portal of some sort.
Kenku rests on his sword for a minute catch his breath.
Jason: "Great fight, folks!"
Kraela: "Did the confetti seem melodramatic to anyone else?"
Starr: "... So, Val. Wanna run head first into the portal for us?" =D
Kenku makes sure someone has picked up the trophy before heading out the portal.
Kaine: *Picks up the trophy* "Of course she does."
Metal Man (GM): You'd appear in front of HQ again... SIMBER would be there, however.
Kaine: "Oh, you again." *Nods to the hologram computer thing.*
Metal Man (GM): He'd look down for some reason.
Valentine: "I guess my memory is stronger than I remember."
SIMBER?: "It is unfortunate... that things had to end the way they did. I was made to destroy you all, and even though I was made good, it was by a spy, Ivan Robotnik."
Starr: "... I never like hearing those words."
Metal Man (GM): He would then take out a data disk.
Kraela: "'Destroy you all' you mean, Princess?"
Kaine: *Takes the disk* "What's this?"
SIMBER?: "I would like to help make up for the role I posed in destroying Nintendus."
SIMBER?: "This disk possesses the most powerful technology I was a part of creating... the old Stadium's trans-warp powers. Except... repurposed."
Metal Man (GM): He points at the horizon--where Oddworld's corrupted husk can be seen, even from here.
SIMBER?: "When you fight Evil Wolfman... use it to rip him to pieces."
Valentine: "So you'll be rejoining then, SIMBER. Excellent. You can help me with my project."
SIMBER?: "Although the timeline I was in had to be destroyed... and I must stay here... you can still make good with what I created. I cannot follow you. My program is too easily corrupted by evil. Only within this realm, where innocence is preserved by your relatively naive memories, am I capable of avoiding becoming another unknowing conspirator in destroying the sanity of reality."
Valentine: "There's innocent here? Since when?"
Kaine: "Naive? Since when?"
SIMBER?: "The dream world... is smooth, incorruptible. Evil has to force itself to stay in existence."
SIMBER?: "You have not seen the hellish world that was prevented. That is, all of you except for Val. Insanity, yes... that can also come into this realm... but evil... evil must work hard."
Valentine: "If I recall you were there as a part of my memory in the dream world."
Metal Man (GM): Another one steps into view. It is... EVIL WOLFMAN. He flips out the Garrickdex.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Him again, ALREADY?"
Garrickdex: "What are you nincompoops doing here? How did you even remember it existed? And what is HE doing there? Answer me, before I destroy you all!"
SIMBER?: "It was a known quantity he might come after you."
Valentine: "...Let's get out of here."
SIMBER?: "I will protect you. You must leave."
Kaine: "Yeah... how do we get out of here again?"
Metal Man (GM): He opens an old style portal, while standing in the way.
Jason: "Thank you." *Books it for the portal.*
Garrickdex: "You aren't even a candle next to me!"
Kaine: "Time to go guys!"
SIMBER?: "I must sacrifice myself... so that you will not be annihilated."
Kraela: "Just don't get captured." *She leaves.*
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman fires both his beams. SIMBER presents a strong force field in the way, holding firm even as his hands begin burning off.
Kenku heads into the portal.
Valentine: "...Thank you for the tour, SIMBER." *And she hovers into the portal.*
Evil Wolfman: "What a comedic turn. You destroyed the world more surely than I did, and now you oppose me? What is it... do you wish to upstage me by destroying the world twice?"
SIMBER?: "NGH... You stupid piece of hybrid silicon... I realized my ways were foolish... as are yours... you can kill me, but it is already too late... they know what they need to destroy you..."
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman just laughs and laughs as SIMBER slowly cracks under the strain.
Kaine: *Pockets the disk and picks up the princess, booking it through the portal.*
Evil Wolfman: "You're just a has-been. I will never be like you, because I have a purpose for what I am doing. You just let yourself be played... and I... am the alpha player."
Metal Man (GM): Kaine would see one last thing as he leaves the portal. SIMBER walking further into the beam, and into Evil Wolfman's face, as he seems to slowly die.
SIMBER?: "I won't be a tool... THIS TIME!"
Kaine: *Sighs* "Dammit, good bye, SIMBER." *He heads through.*
Metal Man (GM): Evil Wolfman is briefly shocked as, with his last effort, SIMBER rips the Garrickdex asunder and cracks his glasses before exploding with the force of an atomic warhead. Evil Wolfman's wordless, furious scream echoes horribly in your heads before the portal closes. You're back in front of the Stadium, with no memories haunting you, no SIMBER, and no Evil Wolfman. Just the trophy and the disk. The door is even still open to the inside.
Kaine: "Well, let's go home, huh?"
Kraela: "Yeah." *She walks through the doors.*
Valentine: "You go ahead."
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo is inside. He's monitoring something... the screen shows the Oddworld place.
Starr: "... Kaine...? Can you put me down now? I hate looking like this..." *She means the being rescued bit.*
Mewtwo: "Something odd happened. Evil Wolfman's communications and computer systems briefly went down."
Kaine: "Sure." *Sets her down.*
Kenku staggers tiredly into the assembly room. (That hunk of metal still stuck in my shoulder?)
Mewtwo: "Then I received a message from... SIMBER...?" *He looks at it.* "...Data on the inside of his tower... but how is this possible?"
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Kenku.
Kaine: *Hands over the trophy* "Yeah... we ran into... yeah, him."
Jason: "Well, we picked up what we needed."
Metal Man (GM): And your HP is still damaged to 3/4 by it... gonna need to probably do a mission to fix that.
Kaine: *Pulls out the disk and hands it over as well.*
Mewtwo: *Takes the disk* "..." *He seems confused.* "This isn't possible. The SIMBER system was idiotic and evil."
Metal Man (GM): He'd look at the data on the disc.
Mewtwo: "These are plans for some sort of warp anti-destruction device... something which could seriously impact Evil Wolfman's force field..."
Digifanatic: *Glances at the disk as well* "Looks like you guys did alright though..." *Looks at Kenku* "You okay?"
Mewtwo: "...Maybe I was a bit too hasty in determining everything from that reality to be evil."
Metal Man (GM): He stands there, shaking his head.
Mewtwo: "...Nevertheless, we have the data needed to move on. Next mission WILL be to the tower, because this opening is unheard of."
Kenku: "Mostly..." *Kenku says as he tries to flex his shoulder.* "Mewtwo... do you know any way to remove this stuff?"
Mewtwo: "..." *Looks to the metal* "...Unfortunately, only Mr. Patch could remove that. It's something I feared might happen--the effects of the dream world permanently disfiguring you."
Digifanatic: "Patch? Uh oh..."
Kenku: "Mr. Patch? Who's that?"
Mewtwo: "Mr. Patch could fix it, but it would require another of his 'ceremonies'... he's a man who runs elaborate mine cart 'ceremonies' to cure illnesses, fix things, or blow them up."
King Demon: "An... interesting helper of ours."
Jason: "Ah yes..."
King Demon: "I haven't seen him in a LONG time, I'm going to look forward to THIS!"
Digifanatic: "Yeah, Jason, I know, I accidentally blew you up..."
Mewtwo: "He helped us demolish Mt. Questmore."
Valentine: "By the way, Mewtwo. Dr. Proctor gave his regaurds."
Jason: "But we did take down that mountain as he said..."
Starr: ". . . Forget it, I'm not asking..."
Digifanatic: "Better off, Your Majesty."
Mewtwo: "I hope you banished him to the depths of that dream world, as I told you to, more or less, Val."
Kenku: "Interesting... well if he is the only option, I guess I could check when there is time. Dealing with Evil Wolfman is probably first and foremost."
Mewtwo: "Wasting our time trying to 'prove' we aren't mindless killers is better off served imprisoning him for illegal revival."
Valentine: "Do you still see me there, Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: "No, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to make sure you hadn't brought him back with you."
Digifanatic: "I don't see him."
Mewtwo: "SIMBER and his disk and whatever insane sacrifice he did may have saved us all. Dr. Proctor would probably try to reverse it just to be an idiot."
Mewtwo: "But I don't see him here, so..." *Shrug* "Rest now, for the next day, we attack Evil Wolfman's fortress and try to save Captain N... again..."
Valentine: "They are nothing more than memories. For now, I have work to do. So if you'll excuse me."
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP to Kraela, Kaine, Starr, Jason; +1 EXP to Kenku and Val
Kraela: "Joy." *She heads to her room.*
Digifanatic: "Hope that one goes better this time."
Jason: "Same here."
Kenku yawns, and then dials up RT. "Later folks."
Jason: *Waves to Kraela as she heads up.*
Digifanatic: "See you Kenku. Hope the arm gets better."
Kenku: "Probably won't be for a while" *he replies as he warps off in a red flash.*
Metal Man (GM): Hm. I managed to do a lot with that session. Waiting was a good idea after all.
Digifanatic: *Glances back to Kaine after Kenku teleports off.*
Kaine: "... What?"
Digifanatic: "His arm."
Kaine: "... Oh, yeah... TWINS!" *Smirks.*
King Demon: *Starts laughing.*
Digifanatic: "Unlike you, it is probably better he gets his fixed, though..." :p
Kaine: "Yes, it is, sadly."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, looks like you did pretty well. We've got something to work with now!"
Jason: "Yeah. Guess we'll see you around."
Digifanatic: "Sure. Dunno whether or not I'm gonna help you guys or stick behind."
King Demon: "I want to see Patch again."
Kaine: "Fighting EW is going to be interesting."
Digifanatic: "He's a bit nuts, Demon. You might relish it."
King Demon: "I've met him once or twice before. Nuts is an understatement."
Jason: "I'd say."
Kaine: "Have you ever met him, Jason?"
Kaine: "... oh."
Jason: "I just got through saying it, I was helping demolish that mountain and Ian accidentally blew me up."
Starr: "Oh, Kaine?"
Kaine: "Yes, Princess?"
Starr: *She kisses his cheek.* "Thanks for carrying me." *And walks off.....*
Kaine: "I..." *He grabs her arm* "Thanks for carrying me for a while, too."
Starr: "Ah... You're welcome." *She smiles softly,* "It wasn't a problem."
Kaine: *Kisses her cheek* "Thanks anyway." *He lets go of her.*
Starr: "..." *She smiles and goes to her room.*
Kaine: *Watches her go, then turns to the others* "Hmmm..."
Jason: "Well, considering a lot of the chicks have gotten distant and you already tried once with Kraela..."
Kaine: "Yeah, now you're taking your shot." *Smirks.*
King Demon: *Snickers.*
Jason: "I never said there was anything wrong with her..."
Kaine: *shrugs* "Besides, I... don't really plan on going anywhere with her, it was just a friendly gesture." .oO(I think...)
Jason: *Shakes his shoulder* "Just messing with you."
Kaine: *Smiles at Jason, but suddenly he's become slightly contemplative.*
Metal Man (GM): The World's Slowest To Start Session. The BrawQuestWhatevers were working on their way to defeat Evil Wolfman. They acquired Crazy Hand and Thryne. They now have a means to enter the tower and some backup to invade the tower itself. With a W. It's more fancy that way. :p Anyway, the Quester Brawler Oregon Trailers are in the Assembly Room. Mewtwo is there too. And so is a corpse, which is standing there next to Mewtwo. Floating in the air. Continuation
Mewtwo: "Hello. Today, your mission is to infiltrate the tower of Evil Wolfman, and to save Captain N."
King Demon: *Standing there, waiting for something to happen.*
Mewtwo: "Saving Captain N is your main objective."
Kaine: "Oh, good, that won't be difficult at all."
Jason: "Ought to be fun."
Mewtwo: "Do not do anything else, unless you are willing to risk capture."
Starr: "... So, Mewtwo. I didn't realize that you were into that..." *She glances at the dead body.* "Good to know."
Mewtwo: "The dead body is actually here for Thryne to possess. I have nothing to do with Dark-types."
King Demon: "Other than kicking the crap out of them."
Kraela: "It's not even exactly dead. Just inanimate. I think."
Kaine: "Either way, it's not active right now."
Starr: *She nods a bit.* "So what's our chances of success. Just, you know, a percentage for us to try to defy."
King Demon: "It doesn't matter, we fail at 90% chance of success missions, and succeed at the 10% success ones."
Starr: "Which is why I said for us to defy."
Digifanatic: *Chuckles* "She's learning..."
Mewtwo: "This depends on your plan."
King Demon: "Quite quickly too."
Mewtwo: "If you go in, guns blazing, about 3%."
Mewtwo: "If you repeat what you did with Anthon Tark, -50%."
Jason: "Awwww!" *Snaps his fingers after the 3% option.*
Mewtwo: "If you hurry and try to avoid making too much noise, 45%."
Jason: *Snaps his fingers again.*
Kraela: "How many times to I have to apologize for that Tark thing!?"
Mewtwo: "Sneaking and going slow is 2% though. Too slow and he'll catch on to you. Well, until you figure out how to undo the damage done there, probably every time I bring it up." *He smirks.*
Starr: "About a hundred more, doll. Don't worry, we'll stop bringing it up eventually."
Kraela: "You'd stop talking if you had some iron in your skull." *She directs the statement at Starr rather than Mewtwo.*
Kenku shakes his head as he walks into the assembly room.
Starr: "You'd stop screwing up if you did too." *Smirk.*
Jason: "Oooh, getting nasty."
Digifanatic: "Hopefully they can set that aside..."
Kraela: "Please. I've been a major factor in more successes than you have, Princess."
Kaine: "What for? This is the most entertainment I've had in months!" *Having said that, he does step between the pair.* "OK, save it for Wolfman."
Mewtwo: "I see no reason for them to stop talking to one another." *He smirks.* "It reminds me of the arguments Alys would get into with everyone."
Digifanatic: "Eh, I'm just trying to keep things calm before today's party even leaves the base..."
Kraela: "Aw, but it's bad form to bicker in front of the villain."
Starr: "... Fine." *She turns away from Krae.* *W* "But one of these days, that girl will hang by my whip out the stadium window."
Kraela: *Krae hears it and giggles a little bit.*
Mewtwo: "It is bad form, but no one can stop it from happening. Instead, you shall have a melee match against one another, some time after this. I can see the ticket sales now..."
Kaine: "Once we take care of the mission, Starr." *Smirks.*
Starr: "That match will sell better if we fight hand to hand in jello. Just so you know."
Kenku: "So your bringing back the stadium again? Interesting. It seemed to go somewhat well before, although we only did one showing."
Kraela: "And I'd still kick your ass. Anyway, mission time."
Mewtwo: "This is the stadium. Jello is a bit too provocative for our market, but you being catty to one another should work well as a new 'feud.' There hasn't been one of those since the days of Alys vs. Panzer."
Kaine: "Can I be the ref?"
King Demon: "No!"
Mewtwo: "I get to be the referee." *He crosses his arms.* "I earned it."
Kenku: "Ah I see... interesting. There was one on Alsa a while ago, but I can see even on Nintendus its been some time."
Mewtwo: "Now let's focus on the plan. Captain N is on floor 13 of Evil Wolfman's tower. The schematics SIMBER got for me say the tower has 999 floors. But..."
Metal Man (GM): He points at it. It has 20 floors, then the other 979 floors are 979 tiny slits.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, that's odd."
Mewtwo: "I think Evil Wolfman changed the definition of 'floor' to play with the minds of anyone who thinks more floors mean more power."
Kaine: "So... what!?"
Starr: "It's got a really REALLY tall attic. That's all."
Mewtwo: "Thryne will rip a hole in the field and Death to let you in. Then Crazy Hand will destroy whatever enemies get in your way. Then you just break out Captain N and run away. Understand?"
Kaine: "Sounds simple enough."
Kraela: "I thought you said that was the 3% success plan."
Kenku: "Ok, so this is a dash and grab."
Mewtwo: "That's the plan where you fight everything. Crazy Hand will distract everything. You run in and grab him while the defenses are distracted."
Kraela: "Ah, okay. Maybe I should leave my halberd here, then?"
Starr: "You might need it, bring it anyway. We'll find a wall for you to break or something."
Mewtwo: "You may need to leap out a window, if it even has those. Captain N should be able to help you, anyway. Are you ready?"
Jason: "Oh, of course!"
Kraela: "As I'll ever be."
Kaine: "This'll be fun!"
King Demon: "Good luck."
Metal Man (GM): The warp opens. It is off to the side, again.
Jason: "Hey, who's got the Crazy Hand and Thryne stuff?"
Starr: "I'm not carrying the dead body."
Kraela: "I'll do it again, if you're too queasy."
Starr: "I'm still a princess. I'm allowed to be fussy."
Kaine: *Grabs the body* "Get the trophy, please?"
Digifanatic: "Ohhh boy. I hope this ends well."
Starr: *She grabs the trophy...*
Kraela: "What about Thryne?"
Mewtwo: "I will handle deploying them, in case you try to do it on your own."
Metal Man (GM): He holds the trophy and points a remote at the body.
Jason: "Ah, very well."
Starr: "Aw, you're not giving us a choice? Probably for the best, we'd fuck it up somehow." =D
Kraela: "See, the boss man has a plan. Should we get moving, then?"
Jason: "I'd lie to, Krae!"
Mewtwo: "Now you see." *He holds the trophy.* "You are reliable for running and gunning. But deploying tactical resources is my job."
Kaine: "Sure." *Sets the body back down, since it seems Mewtwo will be handling it* "Come on guys!"
Kraela: "We're set to go, then, boss?"
Mewtwo: "Yes. You can go. I will deploy the relevant assist trophies when needed."
Kraela nods and goes through the warp.
Digifanatic: "Take care, folks. Demon and I will be sure to yell at you if you screw up." *Pokes his tongue out.*
Kaine: *Waves and warps.*
Metal Man (GM): You hop into the warp.
King Demon: "Of course! I'll even yell if they do it right!"
Metal Man (GM): You stand before the imposing, evil tower of Evil Wolfman. Well, the force field around it. And the metallized city that surrounds it.
Digifanatic: *Laughs at Demon's statement as the others warp.*
Metal Man (GM): Almost immediately, you hear an evil laugh in the air. And then, something flying through the air.
Kraela: "Well, that's a good sign."
Metal Man (GM): It's a skeleton in a black cloak, with glowing fire for eyes, and a scythe, riding a flying carriage pulled by 5 Ghost Metroids.
Kaine: "Wow, that was fast."
Death: "Ha ha ha ha haaaaaa! Come for the creepiness, stay for the DEATH!"
Metal Man (GM): It hovers there for a moment, as if wondering why you waltzed right into the heart of its territory.
Kraela: "Tone down the laugh. It's too much."
Death: "Tell me... why would you be so foolhardy as to come here? I enjoy the chase... I do not like to take souls who are willing. For them, seeing them suffer is more amusing."
Metal Man (GM): He glares at you, his burning eyeballs seeming to see through you.
Starr: "... Any time now, boss..."
Kraela: "I heard that rent was cheap here."
Death: "I'm not your boss!"
Kaine: *Looking at Death almost as if he doesn't care.*
Death: "Have you come to join me? Together, we can kill all who oppose death and decay! Bring me Simon Belmont and you shall be rewarded!"
Jason: .oO(I'd almost be willing to...)
Metal Man (GM): He laughs some more, holding his steeds at bay for some odd reason. He seems to be trying to figure out what you're up to.
Kraela: "The skeleton makes a convincing point, Jason. What do you think?"
Metal Man (GM): His voice is an ethereal, cynical, raspy voice.
Jason: "I could begin to care less for Simon..." *Smirks.*
Kenku tries to see if there is some ways to attempt to bypass him or at least get into a sprint once Thryne does his job.
Kaine: "Hmmm, give him Simon... that could work out best for both of us."
Starr: "I'm not opposed..."
Metal Man (GM): The field sits in the way inside.
Kraela: "And then there's the whole death and decay thing. I like killing. It's one of the few things that I really enjoy."
Death: "Simon Belmont has killed me time and time again. It is only proper that I kill him sometime as well!"
Metal Man (GM): A being in a black robe appears beside you.
Death: "Oh, another acolyte of my practice? Excellent!"
Kraela: "Took you long enough, old man."
Metal Man (GM): The being, with pale skin and sunken eyes, stares at Kraela.
Kaine: *Facepalms* "You HAD to insult him, didn't you?"
Jason: *Shakes his head.*
Thryne: "In another world, I would long to destroy your flesh with my touch. But I am again made whole, and before me lies a mockery of true darkness. Neither you nor him know the wonderful feelings of ending another life."
Death: "You lie! I am the slayer of all!"
Thryne: "You are a phantasm, conjured up by Dracula."
Kaine: "This could be good to watch."
Thryne: "Real death doesn't speak so ridiculously."
Death: "H... how do you know? No matter! You will die anyway..."
Thryne: "Use your force of destruction against me. I long for the feeling of darkness."
Metal Man (GM): Death flings his staff at Thryne. It disintegrates and melts into the ground on hitting him.
Kraela takes a measured step backwards.
Death: "What in the name of satan? My scythe was forged in hell itself!"
Kaine: "Yeah, maybe we want to get out of the way..." *Steps back a ways, taking the Princess with him.*
Thryne: "An illusion Dracula made for you. I have been to the real place. And it is nowhere near as fiery as you would consider it to be."
Death: "It doesn't matter. Evil Wolfman is my master now. I WILL become the true death!"
Jason: *Moves away as well.*
Thryne: "But only if you survive facing me."
Death: "Don't be ridiculous. Metroids, kill him!"
Kenku starts to try to maneuver around the fight and in the direction of the tower.
Metal Man (GM): The metroids go to drain Thryne's energy. They... die just from touching him. Death's carriage smashes into the ground and disintegrates. There's no way into the tower yet--the force field is in the way. Death picks himself up and walks at Thryne, clearly ticked off.
Death: "Begone! Die!"
Metal Man (GM): He tries to conjure up some black magic. Thryne absorbs all of it.
Jason: .oO(Oooh, like I doubt that'll be happening.)
Metal Man (GM): Thryne then holds up a hand.
Kraela: "This doesn't look like much fun for you, old man. Want to try fighting back?"
Death: "No! Wait!"
Starr: "Eee!" *She blinks and looks at Kaine's hand.* "What are you doing? Just tell me to move back, you don't have to touch me." *She pulls her hand away from his.*
Thryne: "You are not even worth being my apprentice."
Metal Man (GM): Thryne concentrates, and Death slowly and painfully melts into nothingness, shrieking in horrible agony the whole time. Thryne then walks through the molten puddle and towards the barrier like nothing happened.
Thryne: "He was an illusion made by those unacquainted with the true Dark Lord."
Kaine: "Sorry, habit." *Smirks.*
Thryne: "You have given me flesh. I will give you your desired risk of dying."
Metal Man (GM): He touches the force field.
Starr: *W* "Just because I kissed your cheek doesn't make me yours." *She growls and looks away.* "Tch. Men."
Metal Man (GM): It begins to violently flicker and throw sparks, and part of the tower inside it begins melting. The entire ground shakes and you hear evil spirits rising. The town behind you begins to be swarmed with foul undead beings.
Thryne: "The grave is no bar to my powers. I will take what is mine, and leave the rest to you."
Kraela: "Thanks. Call it even, then?"
Kaine: *Snickers* "Don't worry, I ain't hittin' on ya, just trying to keep you from getting killed unnecessarily."
Metal Man (GM): Alarms go off... Evil Wolfman's cybernetic soldiers begin to do battle with them.
Starr: "If we don't move, we'll die anyway."
Metal Man (GM): Shockingly, they are about even. The field finally falters and dies.
Thryne: "I have done my part. Go on, if you wish to dance with the killer of this land."
Metal Man (GM): Thryne then walks over and begins melting Cyborgs into slag with his gaze alone.
Kraela moves forward, heading for the tower.
Metal Man (GM): The way into the tower is clear... mostly. It's guarded by some heavily armored guys.
Kaine: "Sounds good, have fun, Thryne." *Heads for the tower.*
Metal Man (GM): They're two armored soldiers. They look at you.
Soldier: "Halt. You are Questers. We can't let you in. Not even a little bit."
Kaine: "No, we're BRAWLERS!"
Kraela: "I'm not a Quester, and I'm going in."
Soldier 2: "We know you are not special inspectors either. You are the enemy."
Soldier: "But we're not stupid, hear? We're not going to fight you unless you try something stupid."
Kraela: "Just as a curiosity, how fast can you move?"
Soldier 2: "Which, according to the handbook, will occur in about 15 minutes."
Kaine: "Stupid? Like...?"
Soldier: "Answering questions is prohibited! It's another Quester trick!"
Jason: "Well, we can sit here for 20 minutes and break the prophecy."
Soldier 2: "Sure. Let's see if you can wait that long."
Metal Man (GM): He crosses his arms.
Kaine: "What handbook? I need to read this thing!"
Kenku starts to walk away from the door and off the path to see what happens.
Kraela: "Except our best chance is to get in and out quick."
Soldier: "I bet 10 coins they won't be able to go 5 minutes without attacking us or doing something stupid."
Soldier 2: "Damn, I couldn't even agree to the bet! Did you hear that? Their plan is to get in and out quick!"
Soldier: *Takes out radio* "Evil Wolfman, this is Bob. The Questers are going to get in and out quick."
Starr: "..." *She rolls her eyes.* "Thank you, Krae."
Soldier: "Yes, Evil Wolfman, I don't know what they want."
Soldier: "Yes, they're standing here. One of them is walking off to the side and stepping in your evil robo-flower garden."
Kraela looks past the soldiers.
Soldier: "I'm not answering your question!"
Kenku stops and steps back to the path.
Soldier 2: "Yes, Robert doesn't do that."
Metal Man (GM): Past the soldiers is a massive metal door.
Kaine: "Hmmm... You wouldn't be George, would you?"
Metal Man (GM): It is glowing with evil purple aura around it.
Soldier 2: "I'm not answering that question."
Kaine: "I'll take that as a yes."
Soldier: "Yeah, Johnny, don't answer it."
Soldier 2: "We have families, you know."
Soldier: "You are the number one cause of death among people employed in security detail."
Soldier 2: "There's even a special insurance policy for it."
Kraela: "That's because the security people insist in standing in our way."
Starr: "And I'm sure your families are very proud of you both." *She smiles softly,* "Any children?"
Soldier: "I'm good, I got death by Brawler on my policy covered."
Soldier 2: "I'm not answering that, you'll want to eat them."
Kaine: "Good, but I thought you said we were Questers."
Soldier: "Or just blow them up."
Soldier 2: "Brawlers, Questers... your designation is irrelevant."
Kraela: "No amount of money really replaces a father, you know."
Soldier: "Evil Wolfman says he has a package for you."
Kaine: *Shrugs* "Make up your minds guys, are you here to stop Questers or Brawlers?"
Metal Man (GM): A box warps into the Soldier's hand.
Metal Man (GM): He hands it to you. It's full of oranges.
Jason: "No, thanks, I ate earlier."
Soldier 2: "I think Evil Wolfman has been drinking too much Evil Wolf-alcohol."
Soldier: "Every time I try to figure out why he does things, he does something else less comprehensible."
Soldier 2: *Picks up radio* "Leave the door? Well, I guess I'll do that, boss."
Soldier: "Shift ended?"
Soldier 2: "For both of us, apparently."
Metal Man (GM): They both walk away from the door.
Starr: "... Throw the box at 'em. Now."
Kraela: "They can still attack us. Throw the box away."
Metal Man (GM): The door has a miasmic purple wave protecting it. In the background, Thryne is busy wrestling with Big Bro Sligs. The oranges have a note on it. 'Don't Eat These! They might just heal you!'
Kaine: *Reads the note.*
Jason: "I'm willing to bet there's something up with them--yeah." *Looks at the note.*
Kraela: "What's that say?"
Kaine: "... Nice..."
Jason: "...Yup, I'm saving one of these as a projectile."
Starr: "..." *She sighs softly,* "I'm wondering... How sane he is... Or is not as the case may be."
Kraela looks at the note, takes an orange, and throws it at the door.
Kaine: "An AU Wolfman, it's hard to say." *Backs up as Krae gets toss-happy.*
Metal Man (GM): The orange makes a loud bouncing noise. Then it flies back at Kraela. Kraela leaps out of the way. The orange flies off into the distance.
Kraela: "Gotta say, I'm glad I did that with an orange."
Starr: "No kidding... Can we throw Death at it?"
Jason: "I have no qualms with that."
Kenku: "Isn't he kinda a puddle of goo now?"
Jason: "Whether or not it'd WORK is another thing..."
Metal Man (GM): He is a puddle of goo. With footprints in it
Kraela: "I vote we try to free up old man Null."
Metal Man (GM): The door sits there, glowing menacingly.
Kaine: "Hmmm..." *Takes out his sword and lightly raps on the door with it.*
Metal Man (GM): Thryne is busy melting robotic Koopa Troopas into nothing. The sword bounces back at Kaine's forehead! Dodge check! It, too, makes a loud bouncing noise. *BONK* It flies and hits you in the forehead. You were just a LITTLE too slow. You take damage as if you hit yourself with your sword.
Kaine: *Sighs* "Frickin' door..."
Kraela: "Like I said- glad I did that with an orange."
Metal Man (GM): Yes, Demon.
Kenku: "Anyone think they can dispell the door?"
Kaine: "I'm not a mage, sorry."
Jason: "I don't have spells... I wonder if we're trying too hard though."
Metal Man (GM): The walls around it, of course, don't have the glowy thing on it.
Jason: "Like it's meant to tease us to smash it down, yet if we just try to grab the handle..."
Kraela takes another orange and throws it at the non-glowing wall.
Metal Man (GM): It bounces back at Kraela! *BOOM* The orange explodes! 35 damage. The note changes color, and new text is on it.
Kraela: "Fucker!" *she spits.*
Jason: "I knew it."
Kaine: *Looks at the note again.*
Metal Man (GM): 'You do whatever I tell you, if I phrase it right.' Also on the reverse side is 'OFFICIAL KREMLING EXPLODING ORANGES'
Starr: "... You know, he's probably right."
Kaine: "Toss one through a window."
Metal Man (GM): There are windows. One of them is even open.
Kraela: "And who'd dodge that one?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a bit small though...
Jason: "Depends on if you can aim it just right..." *Points to the open window.*
Kaine: *Checks the size, wondering if he can fit through it, probably not though...*
Kraela: "And the question is- what good would that do us?"
Metal Man (GM): You could, Kaine, just barely.
Kaine: "Well, I'm going in, guys..." *Picks up an orange and goes for the window.*
Metal Man (GM): You can climb right in to the window.. ..Inside the window is a giant shredding machine, which tries to suck you in. Kaine flees the shredder.
Kaine: *Leaves the explodo-orange behind as he gets the hell outta there.*
Metal Man (GM): Apparently, never trust anything about this tower, lest one become confetti. Where do you leave the orange? The shredder sucks it in. It explodes. The shredder continues moving. Must be an Oddworld Explosion-Proof Shredder. Another product of Rupture Farms (TM).
Kaine: *Sighs* "Great, that didn't work... " *Tries to bolt the shredder instead, it worked well LAST Time.*
Jason: "Anyways, Kaine, while you're trying that..." *Walks up to the door, not making contact yet... he steps over to the side and grabs the doorhandle very lightly, such that his body is not in the way of his arm if it bounces back.*
Kraela: "Aren't you going to help, Princess?"
Metal Man (GM): The Zappier takes a zap, and survives it. Jason goes to open the door. A distant laugh is heard as the door opens for him.
Kaine: "... cheap piece of junk..."
Metal Man (GM): On the other side is... Well, there's about 20 Soldiers in black armor, with guns.
Kraela: "I love you, Jason. Thanks for proving that the rest of us are idiots."
Metal Man (GM): They seem to have set up enough guns in the time that took to blow away an entire army.
Kaine: *Sees the soldiers* "You sure about that?"
Jason: "She might have been sarcastic."
Soldier 3: "Welcome to Evil Wolfman's Keep. Please turn away and run for your lives. Otherwise, we will be experimenting with the effects of massed fire on live targets. I know you don't like science, either."
Kenku climbs for the window.
Kraela: "We still have backup. Now might be a nice time for that, if Mr. Tactics is paying attention," *Kraela whispers.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku climbs for the shredder.
Metal Man (GM): Melee check, Kenku.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is shredded into tiny bits.
Starr: *She sighs softly.* "Really... Just open the door..."
Metal Man (GM): Whoops!
Kraela dodges outside of the view of the soldiers.
Kaine: *Zaps the shredder again, second time's the charm?*
Metal Man (GM): The soldiers are distracted by that. Then Crazy Hand's evil laughing echoes in the tower. You hear something smashing things on the second floor.
Kraela: "Okay, who called it?"
Soldier 3: "What the hell?" *Picks up radio* "A giant floating hand is smashing our radio stations! Forget the Questers, get the floating Hand!"
Metal Man (GM): They run off and you hear gunfighting. The door is still open. Kenku is also still shredded. However the machine has politely enclosed the "Kenku-brand Ground Beef" in a package for you to take with you.
Starr: "... Let's go. Now. Wolfman knows we're here. We've gotta work with our distractions."
Metal Man (GM): Maybe you can fix that somewhere else in the tower.
Kraela goes through the door and tries to look for a way to go up the tower.
Jason: "Right!" *Runs through the doorway, grabs the package shaking his head, and looking for the nearest elevator or stairwell while the guards are fighting.*
Metal Man (GM): There's the steps the soldiers used. It goes right up the tower.
Kaine: *Heads for the stairs.*
Kraela shakes her head uncertainly and follows Kaine.
Jason: "That should cut it." *Follows Kaine with the package.*
Metal Man (GM): Anyone going to pick up Kenku? I am not lying when I say he can possibly be de-beefed, if you pay attention... ah. You run up the stairs. A giant boulder comes rolling down the stairs at you. What do you do?
Starr: "..." *She takes Kenku first instead.*
Kraela swings off the side of the stairs, holding herself on the edge until the boulder is past.
Metal Man (GM): Nope. Not enough clearance to duck it that way. Think fast, it's moments from hitting you.
Jason: *Skirts back off to the side of the entrance of the stairwell.*
Metal Man (GM): The boulder has something painted on it. 'Ha-ha, Suckers'
Kraela runs back down the stairs and dodges to the side.
Metal Man (GM): I'll say the results after the others pick their choices. The boulder has a few cracks in it. Now make your decisions.
Jason: *He was already fleeing the stairwell.*
Starr: *grabbed Kenku...*
Metal Man (GM): So an AGI check from Jason too. The boulder smashes everyone on the stairwell and those who flee from it for 25 damage--it's too fast. Then it falls into a trapdoor and appears back at the top of the stairwell, and then flies into the ceiling. Re-setting the trap.
Kaine: "Ouch! So much for THAT idea..."
Metal Man (GM): No, too fast, and would still be just an AGI check.
Jason: "We either need to blow the boulder up, shut down the mechanism, or find another way to head up..."
Metal Man (GM): A small chunk of the boulder broke off during this rock and roll.
Starr: "... What happened?" *She's holding Kenku... Well, what's left of him.*
Jason: "I'll try the first option..." *Charges a Sonic Slingshot for 1 TP and fires it upward to the boulder.*
Metal Man (GM): The package says 'Ground Kenku - 100% Quester Flesh. Nutritional Facts: 10% Arrogance 50% Blue Fur That Will Never Come Out of Your Teeth 40% Chewy Muscle Fiber' Jason runs and triggers the boulder. It rolls down and is hit by the Slingshot. It explodes into smaller rocks which slow down and stop at the bottom of the stairs.
Jason: "Direct hit!"
Kraela: "How didn't those soldiers have to deal with that?"
Kaine: "They know how to not trigger it?"
Jason: "They're not the enemy."
Metal Man (GM): A good question.
Kaine: *NOW he's heading up the steps.*
Metal Man (GM): The second floor awaits. You can continue up the steps, or explode the second floor. A sign says 'Radio Room.' You hear Crazy Hand laughing malevolently and smashing things. And people cursing.
Jason: "I wanna go straight to 13."
Kraela goes after the others, halberd ready for more BS.
Starr: *She runs up along with Kaine.* "We're JUST after N. C'mon."
Metal Man (GM): The next set of stairs has nothing seemingly blocking the way up it.
Kaine: "Yep. Next flight."
Kraela: "Yup. I'd rather not take the lead, though. I've been hurt too much already."
Jason: *Nods and keeps going up.*
Kaine: *Is more cautious, checking the steps for traps before doing anything.*
Metal Man (GM): Jason hits an invisible wall. One that burns. He takes 15 damage. Lines like grill marks appear on his skin. Kaine would toss a chunk of the broken boulder at the place, and see it get sliced to bits by lasers. Lasers which are invisible unless something hits them.
Jason: *Steps back* "Yikes."
Metal Man (GM): Of course, it's a full grate of them, with only tiny spaces between them.
Starr: "Am I a bad person to want to see if we can grill Kenku on that?"
Kraela: "Yes. Let's find some way to turn this off."
Metal Man (GM): I can see it now. This chapter's name: Fresh Grilled Kenku.
Starr: "You all are no fun."
Kraela: *She looks around and heads for the radio room.*
Metal Man (GM): Inside the Radio Room are the following: 15 Soldiers 5 Ghost Metroids 1 Crazy Hand 1 Tank 355 Small Fires It's filled with smoke and computer desks lay everywhere.
Kraela: *She calmly turns around and leaves the vicinity of the radio room.*
Metal Man (GM): Crazy Hand is busy fist fighting the mess.
Kraela: "So, any ideas?"
Kaine: "The smoke could make the lasers visible, for what good it'll do..."
Metal Man (GM): When left open, the door from that room lets in the smoke.
Kaine: "Is there another way upstairs in this damn place?"
Metal Man (GM): The smoke begins to fill the room, and show the lasers. Walls of lasers... five of them... block the way up the stairs.
Jason: "Maybe if you want to head down to the lobby and try another set of stairs... hang on, Kaine, your idea's working."
Starr: "Too bad Crazy Hand can't just slam through the ceiling for us so we can go up that way..."
Metal Man (GM): The lasers are very thick. The smoke then begins to filter out a window to the right of you.
Kaine: *Heads for the window and looks out.*
Jason: *Looks to see how the lasers are arranged before glancing out the window.*
Metal Man (GM): A grid with less than 1 cm between each laser. The window shows the facade of the tower--a ghastly thing covered in gargoyles and statues of evil people. Lots of them.
Jason: "Kaine, do you think you're gonna try to scale the wall?"
Kaine: "It may be the only way, unless you know how to shut off the lasers..." *He is, indeed, looking for a way to climb up.*
Kraela: "See, this sort of thing is why I offered to leave my weapon at the Stadium. I suck at climbing with it."
Metal Man (GM): There's more than enough statues to do that with, and multiple layers of windows.
Starr: "..." *She takes one end of her whip and hands it to Kaine.* "Here. So we can climb it."
Metal Man (GM): The smashing noises are getting closer to you.
Kaine: "Yeah." *Takes the end, and starts heading up the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): Better make up your mind. Kaine would see it isn't too hard--no check required, either. Evil Wolfman didn't really expect people to come this way.
Kaine: *Looks down* "You guys coming?"
Jason: *Nods and follows Kaine up the wall.*
Metal Man (GM): The smashing gets nearer--the door begins shaking.
Kraela: *Krae hooks her weapon under her arm and climbs up.*
Metal Man (GM): The statues make for a rather climbable terrace, through which you climb up the arduous tower. It is still a bit tiring, though. Eventually, you reach floor 13.
Starr: *Probably got up pretty darn quickly...*
Kaine: *Looks for a way back in once he's at the proper floor.*
Jason: *Will follow Kaine through the window when possible.*
Metal Man (GM): You slowly get onto Floor 13. There, is the following:
Metal Man: "Prisoner Re-assembly Machine" "Prisoner Destruction Machine" "Prisoner Roboticization Machine."
Metal Man (GM): All three seem to accept pre-shredded prisoners.
Starr: "... Can we make Kenku a robot?" =D
Jason: "No, just re-assemble him."
Kraela: "Probably not a good idea to trust anything here."
Kaine: "Yeah, reassemble him for now, and hope the signs are correct."
Jason: "I got it..."
Kaine: *Looks at the machines to see which ones are active.*
Jason: *Looks into the Re-Assembly room or the machine, not trying to use it but at least see what the process is.*
Starr: *She hands Kenku to Kaine.*
Kraela looks around, ignoring the machines for the moment.
Metal Man (GM): All thee are active. There's multiple cells here. Captain N is in one of them, behind the bars of one anyway.
Kraela: "Who are we looking for again?"
Metal Man (GM): The machine is very high tech and locked, Jason: You can't seem to tell by just looking at it.
Jason: *Points to the Captain N cell* "Him." *Jogs over to the cell, looking to see if it takes a key or has some other unlocking mechanism.*
Kraela: "Hello," *she says, looking through the bars and smiling.*
Metal Man (GM): It has a generic key and padlock system. Captain N is KO'd in the corner, with a bruise the shape of a Nintendo Controller on his forehead.
Kaine: *Takes the package but doesn't use it for the moment* "Hey, uh... crap?"
Kraela: "Who thinks it'd be a bad idea for me to try to break the lock?"
Jason: "Same here."
Kraela: "That's what I figured. Guess we need the key then."
Kaine: "Hmmm... Hey guys, how bout we test these machines on an enemy?"
Kraela: "Like who? There's no one here."
Kaine: "There's gotta be someone nearby, isn't there?"
???: "Yes, there is someone nearby."
Kraela: "Like who?"
Metal Man (GM): Floating down from the ceiling, it's... Vile Metal Sonic!
Vile Metal Sonic: "It was inevitable you would get here. So why would we bother leaving the key anywhere? You have had your chance. Now join us or become dead."
Kaine: "You again?"
Kraela: "Who is he?"
Starr: "Put him in the machine."
Vile Metal Sonic: "I destroyed Rinith. Now I destroy you. We are Vile Metal Sonic. The combined might of your two mightiest foes. Alone we could not beat you. Together we can beat anything!"
Metal Man (GM): The Metal Sonic with Vile's arm-cannons floats up and charges up.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Say your last words before you are obliterated."
Kaine: "Right... Aren't you supposed to be helping Anthon take over Alsa?"
Kraela: "Can I have your autograph?"
Vile Metal Sonic: "Autographs are for weak organic beings. Anthon Tark? You know nothing of our history! He was the one who came before the other who locked me away. But that won't happen again. Now you will be destroyed."
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE Inits!
Kaine: "Ok, then, aren't you supposed to be DESTROYING him?"
Metal Man (GM): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g6wxKypPp4 (Mega Man X8: Vs. Vile) Order: Kraela, Jason, Vile Metal Sonic, Kaine You're near the machines et the window. Out-range. He's hovering in the air at out-range. Order: Kraela, Jason, Vile Metal Sonic, Starr, Kaine.
Kraela runs at the Metal Sonic and uses her flash slice.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Pathetic!" *Flies out of the way.*
Metal Man (GM): Indeed. Yes. You hit him.
Kraela: "Who's pathetic now?" *Kraela hisses at her temporary captive.*
Jason: *Takes a deep breath* "If nothing else, you guys should know where to cart me if this goes wrong..." *Charges Sonic Slingshot for 2 TP and flings it at MS.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "Gloating will only make your death more enjoyable."
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Jason: "Well, that went right..." *Defends for 2 TP. EOT.*
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic's turn.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You have failed!"
Jason: "Excuse me? Past tense?"
Metal Man (GM): He floats up, then fires a shot from his cannon at Jason mid-sentence! 25 damage, stunned x3! Then he charges up a powerful shot and flies to try and grab Jason! He uses his own SP to power that up to 3!
Digifanatic: *1 SP!*
Metal Man (GM): You dodge. He punches a massive hole in the tower. Then he goes to try for it again!
Jason: *Aaaaaaand it's caught up to him now...*
Metal Man (GM): He grabs Jason, violently furious that the first one missed.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your impudent resistance will fail now!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies out the window with Jason and drops him 20 feet away from the tower!
Metal Man (GM): You can, in fact, resist the fall damage, but you're no longer up there... and the door is shut!
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic flies back in.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Consider yourselves lucky. He sacrificed his energy to grant you more time. But it is futile!"
Metal Man (GM): 150 damage.
Kraela: "You just threw my boyfriend out the window. You're on the road to a world of hurt."
Vile Metal Sonic: "Even the might of Borne is nothing before me!"
Metal Man (GM): He flies away from the Whip Strike, laughing.
Starr: *She bats her pretty little eyes at him, for 1 damage to each of them... And gives him +Stun, Vulnerable, and Stupefy.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "Stun THIS!" *He glows, blocking Vulnerable and Stun with two of his resistance points!*
Metal Man (GM): As for stupefy... he is already kind of stupid. :p
Kaine: *Runs up to VMS and tries to knock him into the destruction machine with a Lightning Punch.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "You telegraphed that from miles away!"
Kaine: "Yeah yeah..." *Sighs* *EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes.
Kraela: *She tries to hook him again for good measure.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Kraela: *And tears the hook out for an...*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You think yourself equal to me? You will join the fool at the bottom of this tower!"
Metal Man (GM): Anything else?
Kraela: "I told you. World. Of. Hurt."
Vile Metal Sonic: "You speak like Julian. I look forward to your exploding casino."
Jason: *Okay, so we have this guy who just survived a near-fatal fall... and he needs to climb up or find some back way into the building...*
Metal Man (GM): Yup. The room is 130 feet above you. You can climb, at a rate of 10 feet/movement rate.
Jason: *Well, he will... which means he goes...20 feet.*
Metal Man (GM): The Radio room is still exploding due to Master Hand. Er, Crazy Hand. Those Artifacts are tough. Vile Metal Sonic's turn.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You dared to test my powers... you will taste my cannon!" *He fires at Kraela.*
Metal Man (GM): 25 damage, stun x3. Too late... He then fires his other cannon at Kaine! Kaine dodges.
Kaine: "Nice shot, let me guess, that was the Vile half?"
Metal Man (GM): Then he floats up into the air and flies downwards... then again... two fire waves, threatens everyone in the tower!
Vile Metal Sonic: "That and THIS!"
Metal Man (GM): 50 damage a hit.
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic stands before the burningness and laughs.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Run, before I turn you into dust!"
Kraela bristles, but she's just about down for the count.
Starr: "..." *She winks again...*
Kraela: "Lying bastard. I thought you were going to throw me out like you did Jason."
Vile Metal Sonic: "Maybe it would be more entertaining if your head was on a pike."
Metal Man (GM): He is hit by the wink attack without using resistance stuff again. He is now very so slightly slower. Vile Metal Sonic charges while Kaine thinks.
Kaine: *Puts Kenku in the re-assembly machine, starting it up (2 TP?) then makes it halfway to Captain N's cell, before Defending for 2 TP.*
Metal Man (GM): Yup.
Kraela: *She turns to the cell door and uses a flash slice to get there, aiming at the lock.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit. Ah, you targeted the lock. Well, you do more than just hit the lock! You hit Metal Sonic in the face, then... You break the lock in the process.
Vile Metal Sonic: "What do you think you're doing? Fight me, not the environment!"
Kraela: *She opens the door and looks inside.*
Metal Man (GM): You see Captain N, laying on the floor, unconscious.
Kraela: "Hey, wake up!"
Captain N: *Doesn't wake up.*
Metal Man (GM): Anything else?
Kraela: *She walks in, closing the door behind her, and slaps him sharply across the face.*
Metal Man (GM): He's... still knocked out.
Captain N: *Quiet breathing, looks... very drained.*
Metal Man (GM): Meanwhile...
Jason: *20 feet.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "You're not going anywhere with him!"
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic charges up, then fires an immense blue beam at Kraela. It destroys a vast hole in the wall behind her. He charges up, then fires ANOTHER immense blue beam at Kraela. The tower begins to shake. Vile Metal Sonic must have broken too many holes in it.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Stand still and die!"
Metal Man (GM): He isn't remotely winded, but something tells you you weren't here to kill him.
Starr: "..." *She just puts Kenku in the reformation machine.*
Metal Man (GM): To Starr's relief, Kaine, er, Kenku is already being reformed.
Starr: "..." *She just rolls her eyes and goes over to Krae.* "I'll take N... I've got something up my sleeve."
Kraela: "You'd better. Don't die now."
Starr: *She ties N to herself... Takes out her parasol... and jumps.*
Jason: *And he probably sees Starr floating down with the Captain while he's climbing.*
Metal Man (GM): Jason: You're almost there--whoops, there goes all reason to climb the tower!
Vile Metal Sonic: "This is pointless! You flee the battle, steal prisoners, stick meat into vending machines... begone!"
Metal Man (GM): The vending machine spits Kenku out of it. Kenku lands atop Kaine.
Kaine: *Picks up Kenku* "Hi again. Time to go!" *Is heading for the nearest exit... probably the closest hole in the wall.*
Kenku sees the holes in the walls and stuff. "Fine with me!"
Metal Man (GM): You'd go to do so, Kaine, and have no problem.
Kaine: *Drops a grenade on his way out the door, maybe VMS will be too busy to notice it*
Metal Man (GM): Maybe, maybe not. In any case... He dodges the grenade!
Vile Metal Sonic: "Hah! You are too slow!"
Kraela runs for the hole in the wall.
Metal Man (GM): You escape as well. I'm a bit tired, I have to vacuum, and the dice were on your side, so, mind if we say you escaped the tower without further incident? Oh, and of course this.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Again you flee... again you delay your inevitable death. We'll meet again, Brawlers!!!"
Metal Man (GM): You warp back to HQ, moments before the remaining soldiers were to escape and attack you. Whew.
Kaine: "Yeah yeah, keep talking!" *Waves to VMS as he warps back.*
Kraela: "What a windbag."
Kenku sits in the assembly room, thinking.
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Captain N's body.
Mewtwo: "Evil Wolfman did something to him... we're not done with this mission yet. Of course, you'll be allowed to rest... ...But we're going to have to investigate how to remove this curse on him..."
Kaine: "Great, well, we survived at least, except for hamburger over here." *Gestures to Kenku.*
Mewtwo: "Good work, Brawlers. I was afraid Vile Metal Sonic might destroy you, but apparently you distracted him too much."
King Demon: "Yeah, you guys did good!"
Kenku gives Kaine a glare, still annoyed.
Digifanatic: "No comment."
Starr: *She sighs softly.* "... Thanks for breaking the lock, Krae."
Kraela: "Thanks for getting him out. Can we stop now, this feels weird."
Kaine: "Yeah, good job Krae." *Pats her on the back* "I'm pretty sure your boyfriend wants to reward you too, though he'll probably save HIS reward for later." *Smirking.*
Kraela: *She cringes at the pat.* "Actually, I need patching. Pretty badly."
Mewtwo: "I'll work on figuring out what this curse is, Brawlers and Quester." *He floats off with Captain N's body.*
Jason: "Thanks as usual!"
King Demon: "Right, later Mewtwo."
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP to Kraela, Jason, Starr, Kaine, +1 EXP to Kenku. And I am AFK. I really must vacuum the floor. Real estate agent comes tomorrow. Since my professor has successfully turned the tides on the whole bankruptcy thing so far...
Kaine: "I KNOW your boyfriend would like to help with patching."
Kraela pulls Jason in to kiss him and goes to the medical bay for healing.
Kenku simply smiles. "Good luck" he then sighs and gets up. "Well... that wasn't my most productive adventure... I guess I better just go."
Jason: *Kisses her back* "Get well."
Kaine: *Pats Jason's back as he walks past him* "Dude, go with her."
Jason: "Heh, sure..." *Follows her over.*
Kaine: *Watches him leave, shaking his head and smiling.*
Digifanatic: "Hmm... debating whether or not to go out in the field next time..."
Kaine: *Shrugs* "Depends on where we go."
King Demon: "I know I'm going to see that Patch when the time comes."
Kenku: "Always be happy to have you along Digi."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I really need to give my weapon a complete workout, not just a sparring tool." *Smirks to Demon.*
King Demon: "Aww, come on, you're not still bitter about that, are you?"
Digifanatic: "I'm not! But this ain't gonna do me much good if I'm sitting around not using it! And I know Kraela would be a bit upset if I don't get much use of it, even though I did pay her back the 500 coin loan..."
King Demon: "Yeah, you can come on the Patch mission with us."
Kenku: "When is that planned by the way?"
King Demon: "Have to ask the cat."
Digifanatic: "Maybe the next or second-to-next time out? It'd be a logical guess."
Kenku: "Ah true. Actually that does make me wonder. What do you think Thryne will be up to now?"
Digifanatic: "I got nothing."
King Demon: "Long as he doesn't cause us problems, who cares? Hell, maybe he'll SOLVE some of our problems!"
Digifanatic: "It'd be nice... and definitely worth it to get Kenku's arm normal again."
Kenku flexes a bit with a grimace. "Yea, would be good for me to get my mind off that mission anyway. Heh... I seem to have a penchant to do the stupid things that get me killed at times."
Kaine: "Yeah, you could have waited for me to finish the shredder, oh well, least it didn't cost you TOO much..."
King Demon: "You have to admit, it's kinda ironic that the only one killed tonight was the only Quester in the group!"
Editor's Note: It's not actually ironic, one of the main characteristics of SSQ^2 Questers was dying easily and often.
Kenku: "That was a miscalculation by me I guess. I saw you run down the stairs, and got a little impatient with how long it too to summon Crazy Hand. For a Dash and Grab mission, it was a rather slow dash. Still. I've done worse."
Digifanatic: "Hey, I've been in this situation before..."
King Demon: "At least you weren't like Sky High and did it repeatedly."
Kenku: "Sky High?"
Digifanatic: "Yooooooou don't want to know." *Neither do you, Kaine.*"
King Demon: "Whoever the dumbest Quester was you knew, Kenku, he was MUCH worse."
Kenku: "Heh, fair enough. Well, I believe it's time I hit the hay. I'll see you all next time, and believe me, if the stadium fight happens, I'll definitely be ready for it." *With that, he dials up RT and prepares to port.*
King Demon: "Yeah, Tell Red hi for me, will ya. I think he owes me a game of Chess too, sometime."
Kenku smirks as he flashes out. "I'll let him know."