Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 28: Captain N-Sane
Date: 4:52:02 PM, March 4th.
Metal Man (GM): The Questers et Brawlers had successfully saved Captain N. However, he was passed out, and apparently tampered with in a way which would require Mr. Patch's "help." They're now in the Big Room, er, Assembly Room. Mewtwo is too, as he has the KO'd body of Captain N.
Mewtwo: "Today, your goal is to revive Captain N. I have requisitioned Mr. Patch to do so. All you must do is the various tasks Mr. Patch assigns to you, in order to properly awaken Captain N."
Kenku warps in with a red flash, and greets the others as he sits down.
King Demon: "Oh, good, FINALLY! I was hoping we'd get to see him again soon."
Kaine: "Yeah, have fun, Demon." *Smirks.*
Jason: "Considering the mountain job, that could be anything."
Digifanatic: "I hear that."
Mewtwo: "Mr. Patch is just outside. I have made it so Captain N's body will follow you." *He pushes the body, and it floats behind you.* "Any questions?"
Kenku looks at his shoulder "Do you know if he is open for addition help for extra work?"
Valentine: "Ian will guard it carefully."
Jason: "Yeah, I really don't know if I want to get involved with this guy quite so fast again..."
Mewtwo: "Who would want to work with him further? I mean... I am sure he would 'help' anyone willing to do yet more of his... 'important' ceremonies."
Digifanatic: "How about we all do, Val?' " *Grins.*
Valentine: "If you're incapable I suppose I can lend a hand."
Kenku: "Well... I've been told he may be the best person to fix my Error" *He says as he tries to flex his shoulder uncomfortably.*
Mewtwo: "Oh. Of course."
Digifanatic: "I'm capable, but you don't have to place all the burden on me."
Mewtwo: "He's fixed worse before."
Valentine: "Anyways, there isn't much more to ask or than what shouldn't be done, Mewtwo."
Mewtwo: "Yes. Just take the path outside, to the right. Believe it or not, few have walked on that path, even though..."
Metal Man (GM): A Time Cop warp would open up and Kit would land on top of Digi out of nowhere.
Digifanatic: *OOF! He looks up...* "Hi, Kit..."
KitOrbel: "GAH! AIM PEOPLE! JESUS!"
Mewtwo: "...It is technically the very first path that was blocked by Bowser and Ganondorf's goons, long ago."
King Demon: *Snickers* "Hiya, Kit." *Helps her up.*
KitOrbel: *She gets up and dusts herself off.* "Heh, just like old times, right Ian?" ^.^
Jason: "Did you stick the landing?!" *Grin.*
Digifanatic: *Gets up on his own power* "Except I'm not Deloth..." *Smirks and hugs Kit.*
Kenku nods then "Alrighty then. To work it is!" he grins and heads towards the path.
Valentine: "...I trust we'll be taking her too, Mewtwo." *Noting Kit's arrival.*
Mewtwo: *Holds an arm to his head* "It appears the Time Cops sent her here for some reason. I do not detect any malice behind it, or at least, in her memories. As long as she does not interfere in the mission, she can join in."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku would open the door out and see the path. It winds down the smooth green hills.
KitOrbel: *She hugs back.* "I've used you as a landing pad tons of times!" *She smiles,* "Oh, I'm here supposedly to prove you're all bumbling idiots who aren't a real threat... and to learn more about Evil Wolfman."
King Demon: "All right, a good old fashioned "Meet and Greet Patch" Mission! This brings back memories..." *M* "Not all of them good..."
Trigger walks in where everyone is. "Heya people!"
Digifanatic: "Better be more of the latter than the former."
Jason: "Hi, Trigger."
KitOrbel: "Well we all know Demon's a bumbling idiot, and you're no threat. So there's task one done."
Digifanatic: "Heeeeeey!" *Pouts.*
King Demon: "I am NOT bumbling!"
Digifanatic: *Smirks and pulls out his energy sword* "Kraela helped me put good money into this."
KitOrbel: "Woah... That's so cool!"
Trigger: "Nice sword."
Mewtwo: "So, when all of you are ready, you may... get started." *He would lean on the desk, noticing two scuffmarks in it. He'd idly remove them.*
Valentine: "...Well then. Since we have Kit the success rate has gone up."
Trigger: "And since I'm coming too... this doesn't seem to matter..."
Digifanatic: "It's about time I get some exercise with this thing aside from sparring..."
KitOrbel: "I'm glad you think so highly of me." *She smiles softly,* "But I'm just the chatterbox. I don't think anything can outweigh Demon's influence."
Digifanatic: "A pretty good chatterbox, though." *Pats her hair.*
King Demon: "Thanks." *Smirks.*
Digifanatic: "Now don't be pulling any betrayal crap on us, Kit."
King Demon: *Heads down toward the exit.*
Trigger follows Demon to the exit.
KitOrbel: "That's not my style." *She smiles and walks out with Demon.* "My style is confusing you into betraying yourselves."
Valentine: "With Kit's skills, Ian's shielding and Demon's... We should be fine" *And out she goes as well.*
Jason: "Yeeeeah, this seems like Questers' night out."
Trigger: .oO(No one cares about me...)
Starr: "... Kaine... Mind... Coming to my kingdom with me? I want to check on my army and... It'd be nice to have company."
Kaine: "Sure, I'd love to do that." *Smiles and walks over to Starr.*
Starr: *She nods and takes his hand.* "Here. Follow me." *And leads him to where they need to go.*
Metal Man (GM): The way ahead is open. The sloping dirt path seems rather well maintained but unused.
Kaine: *Takes her hand and is led away.*
Jason: "Uhhh, take care... I'll be waiting around for the others to come back..."
Metal Man (GM): It leads out into the green fields around the stadium.
King Demon: *Heads on down the path.*
Trigger follows as well.
Kenku looks for Dr. Patch as the others follow behind him on the path.
Metal Man (GM): Down the path is more hills. Walking along them, the Questers would encounter a small statue commemorating the very first battle--between Smashers and Bowser & Ganondorf's thugs, on this very road. Up ahead are two Goombas. They're walking towards you very slowly.
King Demon: *Glances at the sign, he was probably here for this battle, if the Questers were involved.*
Metal Man (GM): It was a bit older than that. The statue itself is ancient. It shows Donkey Kong throwing a barrel at some goombas and stalfos.
Kenku takes a quick read of the statue's plaque as he journeys on. He sees the goombas, but for the most part ignores them.
Metal Man (GM): It's pitted and worn by years of rain.
Digifanatic: "Huh..." *Intends to shrug off the Goombas and bypass them if they're not hostile.*
Metal Man (GM): 'Dedicated to the very first battle of the Super Smash Melee Quester Stadium.' The Goombas aren't hostile at all; Digi can walk by them, as everyone else.
Trigger follows after the others taking care not to agitate the goombas.
Metal Man (GM): Krae can join in, though she'll be the odd Brawler out in this group of Questers.
Digifanatic: *Glances at the statue* "I never saw that, neat..." *Walks past the Goombas.*
Metal Man (GM): Captain N's comatose corpse follows the Questers. The group soon reaches the part of the path which would turn off to reach Mt. Questmore, in the distance.
King Demon: "We're supposed to go to the right, right?"
Metal Man (GM): That path, however, is not the way, for the other way (dead ahead) is apparently 'To Mr. Patch' Recently modified sign, too.
Digifanatic: "I'm taking the sign's idea."
Metal Man (GM): Up ahead is also some sort of hut, surrounded by weird gizmos.
King Demon: "Yeah, okay then... I suppose he won't test us before meeting us, right?" *Heads the direction the sign indicates.*
Digifanatic: "I think the test will be on our sanity once we meet him..."
Valentine: "I wouldn't say it unless you know him personally."
Kenku: "On our sanity Digi?"
King Demon: "We've met him a few times before, Val."
Valentine: "And so many others that want to kill you now. Just suggesting you should be ready for a test before a meeting."
Kraela follows behind the more experienced Questers. If she feels misplaced, she doesn't show it.
King Demon: *Waves Val off and continues down the path.*
Metal Man (GM): You walk on towards Mr. Patch's hut, and see that the door is shut, and a note is on it.
King Demon: *Reads the note, sighing.*
KitOrbel: "It starts."
Kenku reads the note as well.
Metal Man (GM): 'Out to gather parts for new ceremony. Walk down the road for details. -Mr. Patch'
Digifanatic: "Guess... yeah."
Trigger: "Well, let's go then..."
Kenku: "Interesting. Well I guess its needed for what's needed to be done" *Kenku says as he heads down the road.*
Digifanatic: *Keeps following the path.*
Trigger follows the path.
King Demon: "Right." *Down the path.*
Metal Man (GM): You continue down the path, and see something a bit strange. Well, it isn't too strange--it probably has existed all this time...
Kraela glances at the note. "Simple enough." *She follows along with the others.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a junk yard.
Valentine: "Seems like I wasn't far off."
Metal Man (GM): The junk yard contains, among other things, pieces of the original (destroyed) Stadium, broken Convert-A-Cars, the wreckage of Yurie's MTA (They really went that far to find it?) and more. At the back of it, you hear loud smashing noises. There are vast mountains of debris. Mostly made up of rotting floorboards, old seats, and wrecked rebar-walls.
King Demon: *Sees Yurie's MTA* "That infernal thing? Can I destroy it, please?"
Metal Man (GM): It smells of rust and dirt, and also rotten wood. The MTA is in many pieces, covered in rust. It is already mostly destroyed.
Kenku heads towards the noises, figuring its Patch rummaging through a junk pile.
Valentine: "Focus on more important things than your need for destruction."
Trigger: "She has a point, just keep moving so we can find this Patch guy."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku would be right. Mr. Patch would be wearing his usual duds, some vaguely medieval ensemble covering most of his eyes. And clutching a steering wheel, which he has attached to some sort of pipe, which in turn is hooked up to a broken 'Stadium' sign.
King Demon: *Sighs* "Yeah, right..." *Heads on down toward Patch.*
Digifanatic: *Follows Kenku over.*
Mr. Patch: "Oh, it's you! I just got done looking through the parts for today's big ceremony. You know, it's not easy to reverse what was done to Captain N."
Trigger wanders over to the others.
Mr. Patch: "Dark magic has been used on him. Darker than dark!"
Kraela: "That would explain it."
Metal Man (GM): He takes out what looks like a Fighter Remote... ...though he shows you the profile view--it's just a shell.
King Demon: "Sounds right."
Kenku: "From where he was held up, that doesn't seem unbelievable at all"
Mr. Patch: "There is a negative version of the Fighter Remote and Smash energy. It appears he has become filled with dark energy. He's only unconscious because--"
Captain N: "Because I was fighting it off, right?"
Metal Man (GM): Captain N inexplicably stands on his feet again.
Captain N: "Well, I managed to beat it off on my own. You don't have to worry."
Mr. Patch: "But... that was some great evil in you!"
Captain N: "I'm Captain N. What did you expect? I've defeated people like him on my own."
KitOrbel: "..." *She frowns,* "That was too easy for this to be one of our missions. Something's off."
Valentine: "Unless its a dark force controlling him."
Captain N: "You're right. Because I've discovered something, which is to be the new mission."
Digifanatic: *Nods to Valentine.*
Kenku keeps a hand on the sword, a step in front of Mr. Patch.
Valentine: "Which in all likelihood it is."
Captain N: "Evil Wolfman let slip some facts he didn't want you to know. Mr. Patch here guessed correctly that an evil Fighter Remote or similar was used to poison me. But I shook it off, because I am too strong for it to work. It was supposed to mind control me..."
Valentine: "Keep talking. We're going to tie you down."
Captain N: "That won't be necessary. You can check for yourself. There is no evil energy in me."
Mr. Patch: "Uh, yes! I can check that!"
Metal Man (GM): Mr. Patch takes out a cross-between a metal detector and a bunch of Link's light arrows. He sticks it to Captain N's head. It makes no noise.
Valentine: *And Valentine does check as well. Scanning wise.*
Metal Man (GM): He then takes out something obviously evil--a mini-goomba in a jar, one from Bowser's minions--and it goes off.
Mr. Patch: "Well I'll be. No evil detected! You were glowing something fierce until a minute ago..."
Metal Man (GM): Valentine would determine nothing evil either.
Captain N: "Are you done yet? This is a mission of great importance, and infectious evil was put in me to help ensure you wouldn't believe me."
Valentine: "...The evidence does show it to be true."
Captain N: "Evil Wolfman is made out of this evil energy, the same they tried to infect me with and failed. To destroy the Evil Energy, you must use its antimatter enemy: The Fighter Remote's energy."
Mr. Patch: "But the Fighter Remote was destroyed! ...And even then, it seemed to have been the cause of The Void, Kuja, and more wrecking our peaceful realm."
Captain N: "This is true. That is why it must be re-destroyed when we are done with it. But Evil Wolfman is guessing you'll never do it, therefore preventing him from being obliterated. Smart, no? He almost had me fooled for a minute there."
Digifanatic: "I've got an idea..." *Starts walking backwards, away from Patch, to see if Kevin will get comatose again when he's outside of a certain radius.*
Metal Man (GM): Captain N stays the same, despite you walking away from him.
Digifanatic: "Ah." *Walks back up to the group.*
Kraela watches Ian curiously. "What was that about?"
Captain N: "So. Are you going to help me, or am I going to have to do this myself? The junk yard is here. Mr. Patch is here. All we need to do is re-assemble the pieces and... maybe get Dr. Light's help to make it functional."
Digifanatic: *M to Kraela* "I wanted to see if him waking up is connected to one of Patch's objects... like an aura, I suppose."
Valentine: "We should get going." *R* "Get all that, Mewtwo?"
Mewtwo: *R* "What the... we can't revive the fighter remote, even for a second. It will be a death worse than Evil Wolfman's plans for us."
King Demon: "While we're here, didn't you want to get your arm repaired, Kenku?"
Digifanatic: *Still m to Kraela* "I was thinking maybe he'd follow me backwards until he was out of range of something..."
Mewtwo: *R* "Something is odd about this. I do not know why Captain N is suddenly so interested in Quester technology. He has his own..."
Captain N: "Don't listen to him. He's not your true leader. You haven't had one since Metal Man."
KitOrbel: "It's a trap. Called it."
Captain N: "You're not his servants. He's done nothing but call you crazed maniacs."
Valentine: *R* "Very well..."
Kraela nods in response to Ian. "What would you need us to do?" *she asks Captain N out of curiosity.*
Captain N: "Reassemble the fighter remote. Then we destroy Evil Wolfman with it set to full power, then we destroy it immediately after."
Valentine would have that Time Cop rifle trained on Captain N. "Let's not."
Captain N: "Who's side are you on? Are you even a real Quester?"
Valentine: "No. I'm not."
Captain N: "Mewtwo hates you. Detests all of you. He thinks you destroyed this world. I know what he's been saying, and I think he's wrong."
KitOrbel: "I'm with Val on this." *She pulls out her marble gun and aims it at him.*
Captain N: "He misjudged you. I know better than him; you can save the world better than his Brawlers ever can."
Kraela: "What do you say, Ian?"
Kenku: "I don't know. Right now I trust him better than you. Sides, we don't know if such energy is even what the dude would need to do stuff."
Valentine: "I think you just need to come with us. Peacefully if possible but in pieces is an open suggestion."
Captain N: "You follow Evil Wolfman's plan if you oppose me. Would you really kill me just because Mewtwo can't trust anyone?"
King Demon: *Grabs his beamsword, but doesn't activate it yet.*
Kenku looks to Val. "Can you ask Mewtwo what he means?"
Captain N: "I'm willing to speak peacefully on this. You don't need to introduce weapons into this."
Valentine: "I don't need to. Let's take Captain N back with up and Mewtwo can decide from there."
Digifanatic: "I'm willing to speak peacefully, I just don't trust the fact Wolf might have implanted something in you."
Captain N: "Mewtwo isn't your leader. He never even said he was. You are disbanded in his eyes. He'll just have the Brawlers handle this and tell you to go balance mine carts over your skulls."
Kenku: "Sounds like the best option in the end" *Kenku says as he relaxes and sheaths his sword before looking back to Patch.*
Valentine: *R* "Mewtwo. Open a warp."
Mewtwo: *R* "I... don't think so. He may want in to the Stadium as a way to do whatever evil plan he has been tricked into following."
KitOrbel: "Sorry Cap'n, but you need a time out, okay?" *She giggles and winks at him, committing every word he said to memory.* "Just a short one though."
Digifanatic: "...disbanded? Oh no. Some of us may have retired, some of us might have been loosening our attendance, but that Stadium's still an important part of our lives..."
Mewtwo: *R* "He is to be disregarded. He has been tricked by Evil Wolfman's lies. Do not fight him if you can help it, it's a waste of effort."
Kraela: "You don't like Brawlers, then?" *Kraela asks Captain N.*
Captain N: "You're on the way to extinction, with the way you let Mewtwo tell you what to do. You are hardly paid, nor are you considered an official part of the Stadium."
Digifanatic: "NOT OFFICIAL?" *Glares at him.*
Captain N: "Brawlers... they are just going to be the next victims of Mewtwo's ever-encroaching policies."
Valentine: "I have a question, Captain N."
King Demon: "You know what I say? I say we go through Patch's test anyway, if you're right, Kevin, nothing will happen, right?"
Kenku rolls his eyes. "It's not like that's already happened. The Questers I knew have mostly cast themselves to the wind."
Mewtwo: *R* "It is true, that the Questers were disbanded after that Ael incident. You technically serve in an advisory position."
Digifanatic: *M to Kraela* "If I wasn't an official member, you think you would have still helped me out with this?" *Points her to his weapon.*
Valentine: "Do you have any money on you? If not then quit wasting my time."
Captain N: "Mr. Patch's ceremony was there to remove evil. But there is no evil in me now, is there?"
King Demon: "Let's find out, Captain, or are you scared?"
KitOrbel: *She sighs softly,* "Listen, N. I can take you insulting my status as a Quester... But NEVER insult a Mewtwo around me. Got it? Patch, we're doing the ceremony."
Captain N: *Smirk* "You want money? I have money. But money isn't what this is about. What's right is important."
Valentine: "I don't care about right and wrong."
KitOrbel: "Boys? Restrain him. Let's get this ceremony over with."
Mr. Patch: *Standing there, staring* "...Uhhh... but there is no evil in him! It... won't... do anything..." *He shrugs.*
Digifanatic: "Show me the evidence, Patchy."
Captain N: "If you try to touch me, then I will defend myself."
Kenku: "Eh... I don't think the ceremony is needed. Simply we need to take him to Mewtwo and talk it out directly"
KitOrbel: "It's a precautionary thing, Patch. If nothing happens, then we know."
King Demon: "Let's find out, Patch." *Smirks* "At worst, all we do is waste time."
Captain N: "Someone has to save the world."
Valentine: "Then don't move unless you plan to bribe me."
Captain N: "Paying you money to join my side would be more along Evil Wolfman's line of thinking, Val."
Valentine: "Your loss."
King Demon: "Can someone please shoot the mercenary? We have enough problems without worrying about who's paying her."
Mr. Patch: "...If you insist, the ceremony was going to be at least three hours long, but we can figure out whether there is any evil to remove rather quickly."
Kenku: "Wait... why are we doing the ceremony? I mean, if what Mr. Patch said is right, aren't we just wasting our time?"
Mr. Patch: "Get on that mine cart over there, roll it down the hill through the hoop of fire, then crash it into the massive bullseye."
Valentine: "Now then. The others are going to what we can here to do. You're going to stay right there and not move a muscle, Captain N."
Kraela: "Who does that?"
King Demon: "Sometimes the obvious isn't always true, Kenku." *Gets on the cart.*
Mr. Patch: "The energy should begin removing whatever 'evil' is in him, if there is any. Otherwise... nothing will happen. Whoever wants to risk their life, of course! No ceremony can be without risk."
Captain N: "Who are you to tell anyone what to do, Val? You are no different than them in rank."
Valentine: *Seems Valentine went from Guarding Captain N to holding him at gunpoint.*
Captain N: "What is your goal, anyway? Emptying their pockets? You point a gun at me. Is that it? Killing anyone who disagrees with you?"
Valentine: "My goal is my business."
KitOrbel: "... I hate doing this but..." *She takes off her bandana and airs it out a bit.* "Anyone got rope? I'm gagging him. His voice is annoying."
Captain N: "I can see you... you have nothing but rage in your heart... senseless hatred."
King Demon: "Anyone else going on a trip with me?" *Sitting in the cart.*
Valentine: "How I achieve me goal is also my business."
Captain N: "You live only to absorb money and kill. You're right. You aren't a Quester. You're a murderer."
Digifanatic: "Depends on how much room, Demon." *Looks at the card.*
Captain N: "I have said what is needed." *He crosses his arms and stands there.*
Kenku looks at the challenge. "Umm... pass. Sides I think he meant putting Captain N in the cart."
Mr. Patch: "Two can fit in the cart. Captain N does not go in the cart."
Kraela: "I'll go."
Mr. Patch: "The rails are a bit rickety and... rusty..."
Kraela: *She joins Demon in the cart.* "I'm light."
Mr. Patch: "And the cart is activated by lighting those two fireworks, to your left and right."
Metal Man (GM): He'd hand a lit torch to Kraela.
Kraela: *She takes it.* "Whenever we're ready, then?"
King Demon: *Activates the one on the right, as he's on the right, with a fireball.*
Kenku: "Ok you lost me... what do we need to do exactly for this?"
Kraela: *She lights the one on the left.*
Mr. Patch: "Well..." *The cart begins to lean to the right, before the other one powers up. It goes down the track and shifts violently!*
Metal Man (GM): Melee check, Demon and Krae, to avoid being thrown off.
Valentine: "A question for you, Captain N, while we wait for them."
Metal Man (GM): Waiting on Demon's roll...
Valentine: "Do you know the reason behind Simon's weird behavior?"
Captain N: "What exactly? All he seems to know is hair."
Valentine: "One would figure after facing a powerful vampire he wouldn't act as such."
Metal Man (GM): The cart rocks and flies to the ramp. Aiming check... Agility check from Demon and Kraela.
Digifanatic: "Yeah, it's a weird obsession he's got..."
Metal Man (GM): Kraela and Demon fly straight up into the air, then the thing flips upside down and they crash into the ground, taking 25 damage each.
Trigger: "Maybe if you shot him a couple times with your zapper he might return to normal..."
King Demon: *Thuds* "Ooof... dammit..."
Captain N: "Simon's always been that way. The Mega Man of this world is strange, really. He isn't short and green, and he doesn't say 'Mega' every other sentence..."
Kraela: "You'd think that could have been planned better."
Mr. Patch: "Well? Time to start again! Heft it onto the track..."
Trigger: "Oh, that's cause he's the normal Mega Man."
Captain N: "So you see. Simon Belmont is not 'your' Mega Man."
Captain N: "Multiple realms exist other than this one. I was one of the first Wolfman contacted for help. Which I'm trying to do. If you could stop trying to kill me."
King Demon: *Sighs and gets back to the start of the track* "Well, I guess..."
Kenku tries to help them set it back to the track with a sigh. "Ill try this time."
Trigger: "...I'm not trying to kill anyone..."
Valentine: "I see now. Well, Belmont has his uses for me so he's earning his keep."
Trigger: "I don't know about the others though."
Valentine: "Only if Captain N tries anything."
Kraela: "I'll stay out," *Kraela says, making room for Kenku.*
King Demon: *Helps set it back up* "Ian, you want to try?"
Valentine: "After all, I am as heartless, right N?"
Kenku gets into the cart.
Digifanatic: "Eh, I'll give it a shot..." *Follows Kenku in.*
Trigger: "Val... sometimes you REALLY scare me..."
King Demon: "Have fun, you two." *Smirks and steps back.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku and Ian in the cart...
Digifanatic: *Grabs one of the torches, waiting for Kenku to take the other.*
Metal Man (GM): It has new fireworks too, since the old ones... flew off.
Trigger: "Hey Ian, good luck with that..."
Captain N: "You aren't even fully human, Val."
Kenku takes the other torch.
Valentine: "...So what brings you back, Trigger. Haven't seen you in a while."
Digifanatic: *Nods to Trigger* "Okay, Kenku, you ready?"
Valentine: "No. I'm not. Just implants that kept me dying from an illness."
Trigger: "I guess just sitting around back at the stadium just got too boring... been busy with other things as well."
Digifanatic: "Alright." *Lights one of the fireworks.*
Kenku lights the others and gets ready.
Metal Man (GM): The fireworks go off, and it goes down the railing, bumping again. Melee checks for Ian and Kenku.
Captain N: "I have no implants in me, in case you were wondering."
Metal Man (GM): You survive the bumps. Now, again, Agility checks, as you fly off into the sky.
Valentine: "My scanners didn't pick up anything."
Metal Man (GM): It flies through the hoops and into the target with the accuracy of a fighter jet. They land on the ground, jarred but not damaged. Waves of light wash over Captain N. Nothing happens.
Captain N: "Convinced yet, or am I going to have to flee back to my home world because anyone who contradicts Mewtwo is evil?"
Digifanatic: "Huh..." *Gets out and walks back to the others.*
Captain N: "My plan is not Mewtwo's. But you aren't his to command in the first place."
Valentine: *R* "Mewtwo. Nothing happened. You want him back or just let him go. He's not willing to help us either."
King Demon: "You can forgive us for being suspicious, wouldn't be the first time a stunt like this got pulled, after all."
Kenku gives a sigh of relief, and walks back to the group. "In the end I think this is a conflict of two sides. Val, please ask Mewtwo what hes worried about."
Mewtwo: *R* "I don't want him in the Stadium, there's no telling. I don't think he is controlled by evil energy, but at the same time, I'm unsure if he wasn't brainwashed the old fashioned way."
Valentine: "This is true. Brainwashing can never be picked up."
KitOrbel: "..." *She sneaks behind him and tries to gag him with her binding bandana.*
Metal Man (GM): He presses a button on his remote control. Dodge check, Kit. Of course, the bandanna is on his mouth, but that doesn't really stop him from pushing a button. Kit is frozen in time.
Valentine: "...Foolish girl. I was just going to let him go and have him tracked."
Metal Man (GM): He ducks out of the bandana.
Trigger: "...Damn it."
Kenku shakes his head.
Captain N: "No harm will come to her. Once she is 150 feet away from me, it will go away. Trying to attack me from behind... what is it you want from me? If you disagree, then I will simply do this my own way."
Kenku looks to Captain N. "Why do you think Mewtwo doesn't want to Fighter Remote reconstructed?"
Captain N: "The Fighter Remote tore up the world. It is a dangerous device. I don't want it back for long either. But it is the right device to destroy Evil Wolfman. Then it can be destroyed once again. Nothing is perfect. But Mewtwo's plans aren't really going anywhere."
King Demon: "Isn't there another way?"
Kenku: "Ah... then I can't help you. Alsa has enough problems to deal with already, and I doubt my employer would be happy with me doing such."
Valentine: "Unless it destroys the world when we have a problem."
Captain N: "Perhaps, but do we really have time to find them?"
Digifanatic: "Huh... how long could it be active for before it starts tearing things off again?"
Captain N: "Remember the original days?"
Captain N: "It lasted a good five months before everything began to fall apart."
Valentine: "We can find something else that doesn't resolve destroying a world."
Captain N: "We need it functional for about 10 minutes."
Captain N: "As you yourself know, it took a lot more than ten minutes to start corrupting the world with odd portals. And not all of those portals were bad. It was how Wolfman found me."
Digifanatic: "Indeed it did."
King Demon: "Kenku, maybe you should ask patch about your arm if you're not going to help us."
Kenku: "I don't know if this is gonna fly Captain N. We had issues with Portals before. Strong enough that there was a prevention system setup for some time here."
Captain N: "But we won't even have that problem. Ten minutes is all we need. We fire a beam..."
Kenku: "In a moment Demon."
Mr. Patch: "Ah... I can fix his arm, yes."
Captain N: "Portals won't show up if the device is only around for ten minutes. Otherwise the first Questers couldn't even be initiated without portals interrupting the ceremony."
Kenku looks back to Patch. "Oh, cool. What do I need to do?"
Digifanatic: *Bobs his head* "A risk that can be taken."
Mr. Patch: "Well... let me adjust that mine cart track. The old version removed evil. I see instead that your arm needs to be reforged into flesh."
Kraela: "So basically your plan is build-zap-smash? Would we be in control of the remote?"
Mr. Patch: "So let me see..." *He rolls out an old school 'strength test' bell and hammer.*
Valentine: *R* "I am not familiar with the systems. Does his reasoning sound logical, Mewtwo?"
Captain N: "You are the most experienced people. You would use the remote, not I."
Mewtwo: "It is true that... it would not destroy the world in ten minutes. But my plan is using the Sword of Light, a tool which will not risk any damage at all."
Kenku nods and watches Mr. Patch adjust the track, helping if needed.
Captain N: "Too bad you don't have the Sword of Light."
Mr. Patch: "Now, fixing your arm... isn't free... I'll need 100 coins to pay for the consumed materials."
Valentine: "..." *She lowers the rifle.* "Ten Minutes. Nothing more, Captain N."
Captain N: "Then we'll need Dr. Light to complete it. I can forage the components from here."
Kenku pulls the coins from his coin pouch. Not like I'm going to be able to use them for a while anyway.
Captain N: "While your friend no longer is possessed by metal."
King Demon: "Excuse me for a minute." *Goes over to Kit and tries to pick her up and move her so that she's far enough away from the Captain that she'll unfreeze.*
Metal Man (GM): Mr. Patch counts 'em and then sets it up. It's a mine cart... on a spinning thing... with rockets so it will spin. A lot. And a big cartoony hammer.
Mr. Patch: "Now you, Kenku, get in the mine cart... and hold the hammer with your working arm... and hit the sideways strength test at full speed."
Valentine: *R*"We're going to do it, Mewtwo. Might as well get Dr. Light involved."
Mewtwo: "...Hmmm. Yes, that's it. I'll send him. HE will explain this in better terms than I know. He should be there in a few minutes."
Kenku chuckles "Sure" he says taking the hammer and gets in the cart to do the ride.
Metal Man (GM): The rockets would be lit for Kenku, especially since he paid. He'd begin to spin very wildly, to the sound of two piccolo petes making an infernal racket.
Valentine: "He's on his way, Captain N."
Metal Man (GM): It'd be hard to angle the hammer... Melee check, -1, Kenku.
Captain N: "Good. Then we can be done with this shortly."
Metal Man (GM): The first swing is a miss... barely. It keeps spinning... .and gets even faster! Another melee check, Kenku.
Valentine: "Mewtwo knows if we all decide to do it he'll have to go along with it. Or find new help."
KitOrbel: *When they're far enough away, she pouts.* "I don't like his logic. It hurts my head. What'd I miss?"
Metal Man (GM): Again, a close miss... the rockets are beginning to slow down... Oh. Well, with the SP magic, you bend it in your favor, juuust barely.
King Demon: "Mewtwo wants to use the Sword of Light, but the others are wanting to go with Kevin's idea."
Metal Man (GM): *CLONGGG* An extremely loud clong fills the area. The arm covered in metal shatters, revealing the normal arm underneath it.
King Demon: "Problem is, your mother and her friends are the ones who currently possess the sword, so we have no real choice."
Metal Man (GM): ...And then the minecart dumps the now unbalanced Kenku onto the floor face-first, dealing 10 damage to him.
KitOrbel: "..." *She mentally tries to recall everything she knows about where Panzer keeps the sword...*
Mr. Patch: "Well, that should fix the damage to you. Are you all right, Kenku?"
KitOrbel: "It's under lock and key, they've moved it recently. I haven't found out where yet. I think they sent me here because they're on to me, really..."
Kenku lands on the ground with a THUD and rolls a bit before landing sprawled out. Seeing his arm back to normal he gets up and goes over to Mr. Patch. "Looks like it. Thanks very much for the help."
Digifanatic: *Scratches his head as he sees Kenku* "Guess so." *To Kit* "Oh well."
Mr. Patch: "Good. Very good. I'm going to scavenge some more, myself. I need to patch a leak in my hut." *He walks off.*
KitOrbel: "I've been looking, honest. I've narrowed down where they HAVEN'T put it." ^^;;
Digifanatic: "A start, it seems like..."
Kenku nods "Good luck with that" he says and looks back to the current conversation.
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Light walks back. Captain N also approaches, with a box full of debris.
Dr. Light: "And who asked me to do the unthinkable?"
Captain N: "I did, Doctor. Surely you understand?"
Dr. Light: "...No. The Fighter Remote was a flawed machine. There is no telling what could happen now. The damage the earlier one did eroded a sort of protective field around this realm. It is thanks to that and the one known as 'Ael' that Sag--er, Gene--er, Alsa is so close to us. Just one more and the barriers will break again. It has hardly managed to recover due to constant inter-Alsa transport."
Valentine was now looking around for anything useful. Actually a melee weapon she could salvage.
Metal Man (GM): Val would discover some sort of old long-straight edge with a triangular tip.
Kenku: "What do you mean as "Close to us?""
Dr. Light: "I cannot possibly activate a new fighter remote. Not because I agree with Mewtwo. But because it is scientifically obvious that it will blow us up."
Captain N: "..." *He thinks.* "... ... We have to find some way around this... there must be..."
Dr. Light: "I wish there was. It'd be so much easier if we could use it. Imagine, powers of the past granting the Questers power beyond their current states."
Valentine: "Hmm." *She hops off her platform and checks out this strange item.*
Dr. Light: "Evil Wolfman would die from a hail of randomly generated objects, I assure you."
Kenku: "Current states?"
Metal Man (GM): It's a piece of scrap, seems to have been randomly cobbled together.
Dr. Light: "While you possess the spark of smash in you, you are not engorged with Smash power as was the norm in the old days. This is because too much Smash power literally smashes the barriers between worlds. It is epic in its strength. Vast monstrosities of villains died to its touch."
Digifanatic: "Sounds accurate."
Dr. Light: "Evil Wolfman himself would just be its next casualty, if we could use it. But we can't."
Kenku: "Makes sense."
Dr. Light: "I agree with Captain N: the power of Light is too weak to defeat the sheer scale of Evil Wolfman. But we exhausted the power of Smash here."
Kraela: "So what do you suggest?"
Valentine: "So what was your beam idea?" *She pulls out the scrap to see it's full shape.*
Digifanatic: "Silly question, but bear with me. Is there a large enough quantity to where its assistance is still worth it, but small enough to not make the barriers unstable and vulnerable?"
Dr. Light: "Evil Wolfman must be faced in another dimension where the barriers haven't been built up, or we figure out how to repair our own barriers. The amount needed to kill Evil Wolfman is equal to that which killed Ael, Kuja, and The Void individually. If not a little more. The barrier can tolerate the use of 1/10th of that power."
Dr. Light: "So Evil Wolfman would die, followed by the world disintegrating and scattering in pieces and becoming a part of multiple other dimensions."
Kenku: "That's an interesting first option. Although the only realm I know of would be somewhere I would think would be a little dangerous and meddling to drop him in. The second... well I could talk to Red about what he would need to strengthen it."
Dr. Light: "The Void's mundane 'destruction' of this world would have nothing on that."
Digifanatic: "What's that, Kenku? X-Zone?" o_O
King Demon: "Did you HAVE to mention that damn place?"
Dr. Light: *He chuckles* "There is no X-Zone anymore."
Digifanatic: "Didn't think so, but it was the first thing on my mind."
Dr. Light: "The X-Zone was a corroded copy of the dream realm of this world. Nothing else. The Void made it real because he was it and it was he. Both no longer exist. However, I will say this. The X-Zone served as a 'barrier' for a time, one into which invaders unfit for this world got trapped."
Valentine: "I've heard the Void story many times over and over again. We know what happened and we know of the X-zone." *She would walk back with the weird item in hand.* "We need to make other progress than a history lesson."
Kenku: "No I meant the Star Gate's realm."
Dr. Light: "Yes. I have given you the theoretical concerns. It is up to you to put them into practice."
Captain N: "There must be... hm. Yes, we could try to send him there, then blow him up with it. Perfect."
Valentine: "Thank you, Dr. Light."
Kenku: "But as I said, putting him there would be too much meddling. Since I would dare not give Sloan more toys."
Captain N: "I'm not so sure. If we temporarily warp him there, then we can use it on him there."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, if Sloan stays out of the business, it could squeeze through."
Kenku: "Well if you think it can be done, then I would be for it. Of course I do wonder how we would bait him to go there in the first place."
Captain N: "This plan will work excellently. Just like old times. Just like..."
Metal Man (GM): He suddenly falls over, and a strange entity hovers above him.
???: "Bah! He WAS too strong! He wasn't supposed to figure out a safe way to do that!"
Trigger: "What the crap?!"
King Demon: *Sighs and gets his sword back out, arming it this time.*
Valentine: "There it is."
???: "Now I have to destroy you all, before he can use that knowledge to undermine the plans we so carefully made..."
Trigger takes out his sword.
???: "You cannot defeat me. I know what you are all thinking... yes..."
???: "You are thinking... 'it's just another boss... we will defeat it in a few rounds... I don't even know why he bothered showing up...' Yes... you... I will read your mind!" *He points at Val.*
Valentine: "I'm busy."
???: "You... like to pretend you are a man with a huge sword who punches small animals! Yes... ha ha ha ha ha..."
Metal Man (GM): He points at Digi.
Trigger: "Awwww, he thinks he's Psycho Mantis... that's almost cute... NOT!!"
???: "And you... you drink at a bar in another dimension... with Questers who don't come here... and alternate versions of the world's heroes!"
Metal Man (GM): He then laughs and points at Trigger.
Kraela raises her eyebrow in confusion.
Trigger: "What are you gonna do, read my save data?"
Valentine: "That would be nice though. Only I wouldn't be limited to small animals."
???: "You think I am not Psycho Mantis? What about you, Nintendo Master? Are you going to run screaming into a pit after me?"
Trigger: "... I hate you..."
King Demon: *Snickers* "Oh, I like this guy..."
Psycho Mantis: "And you!" *He points at Kit.* "You are really on Panzer's side, not the Time Cop's side or the Questers'! In the end... she controls your heart... Are you convinced yet? Or do I need to talk about your darkest memories in front of the man who will ultimately doom his world by creating sentient robots?"
Dr. Light: "..."
Kenku looks at the others "Who is this?"
Psycho Mantis: "I am Psycho Mantis, you fool! Your cell phone's plan isn't even valid in this area, yet you carry it..."
King Demon: *Sighs* "Great, the psychotic mantis wants to play."
Psycho Mantis: "Red Text's servant... slave to a Smash Dex... what point is there in that?"
Valentine: "The rest know who you are. And your weakness. Just go away."
Psycho Mantis: "Yess... I will play all right. I will play the same game you usually play against your enemies!"
Valentine continues to play with her new... Thing.
Psycho Mantis: "You're a fool! You're going to die like the rest! We are unstoppable! Ha ha ha ha... do you really think you are the only ones capable of speaking like that?"
Kenku: "Strange. Far as I knew, the cell worked here. Red beams me up off calls anyway" *Kenku says with a stick out of the tongue.*
Psycho Mantis: "Let's see what happens when you are forced to fight yourselves!"
Metal Man (GM): PSYCHO MANTIS BOSS
Trigger: "Oh crap..."
Metal Man (GM): He surrounds himself with shrapnel from the junkyard. Roll inits. (Psycho Mantis Theme from The Twin Snakes GCN Remaster) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=269JQ8IWDMI
Trigger: "Great, he can read our minds and he is gonna fight like Junk Man..."
Metal Man (GM): No. He's not in the turn order. WTF???
Psycho Mantis: "I know what you are going to dooo..."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Kenku, Kit, Val, Trigger, Kraela, Digi, Demon
Kenku eyes the battlefield for some sort of illusion of himself.
Metal Man (GM): Kenku sees only a quasi-invisible Psycho Mantis surrounded by floating junk.
Valentine: "You're lucky, Demon."
Kenku decides even if hes gonna read it he may as well try.
Metal Man (GM): You go to attack him, and hit a piece of junk, which, floating off the ground, is in the way.
Psycho Mantis: "Oh, how predictable you are! If only you knew..."
Valentine: "It requires a mind to be mind controlled. Maybe you can use it to your advantage."
Kenku nods and strikes a second time trying to clear the junk before stepping to defend.
Metal Man (GM): You knock a piece of junk away. Another just fills the spot it left. Whoops.
King Demon: "I'm LUCKY? How so?"
KitOrbel: *She just calmly loads her marble guns.* "Well then... Let's try this."
Valentine: "I just said so, but I do thank you for proving my theory right."
Metal Man (GM): They hit more pieces of junk... he can pick up more to replace it, and he does.
King Demon: "..."
Psycho Mantis: "You can try all you want. It will not stop me from blocking you before your attack has even begun! I can see what you are rolling for... You will try to figure out how to hit me. Too bad... it was a good idea, but not good enough. Evil Wolfman does not just pick his allies at random..."
Valentine: "Hmm..." *She points the weird item at Mantis.* "I will hit you with this."
Psycho Mantis: "Go ahead and try..."
Metal Man (GM): Unfortunately, saying it doesn't make it true. It comes closer, but he ducks out of the way.
Psycho Mantis: "Just as I said..."
Metal Man (GM): It is on the right track... ...just as Mantis said. Anything else? 2 TP a guess, FYI.
Valentine: "You gave it away with your last move. As you barely escaped." *+2 def. EoT.*
Trigger runs at Mantis to punch him but right before the punch connects he takes out his sword and attempts to hit him twice with a burning blade strike.
Psycho Mantis: "Another failure, Nintendo Master!"
Metal Man (GM): He sits there and blocks it with more debris.
Psycho Mantis: "I can see what you do before you even attack. It is already too late by the time you roll. Your fates are sealed!"
Trigger: .oO(Well can't psyche him out... almost impossible for that... what would Snake do at a time like this?)
Psycho Mantis: "Not sure what to do? Or are you even here, mentally?"
Trigger: "Huh what?"
Metal Man (GM): He's looking at Kraela.
Trigger: "Wasn't paying attention."
Valentine: "Her mind is never in the right place."
Psycho Mantis: "I can see how powerful she is... clearly... a useful ally to you... Here, let me demonstrate..."
Metal Man (GM): Kraela suddenly takes out her halberd.
Valentine: "She has her moments I suppose."
Metal Man (GM): And then slashes at Trigger and Val with it! Threatens both. 21 damage if hit. Then she spins and tries to stab Val with the hook of it!
Valentine: *Swish.* "Again. She has her moments."
Psycho Mantis: "One by one, you will stop paying attention... and then you will become able pawns in this great scheme... You can't even hit me... not with how you tell me what you're going to do... but you'll never figure it out. Such is life!"
Digifanatic: "Hmm..." *Glances around and just tries to grab a piece or two of floating junk to keep as his own.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi grabs a piece. It's a part of a chair. Psycho Mantis just replaces it with a different piece. That takes 2 TP.
Digifanatic: *Glances at how wide the junk pile is, to see if there are any obvious holes he can find in the pile.*
Psycho Mantis: "Well? Should I take your turn for you as well?"
Metal Man (GM): There's the occasional hole in the pile, here or there.
Digifanatic: "Oh, please do not, sir."
Metal Man (GM): Kraela would notice blood on her halberd and no memory of what happened during her turn.
Digifanatic: *Uses the junk pile as a set of stepping stones, trying to get within range of Mantis from inside (3 TP/movement)*
Metal Man (GM): Digi gets within range... to the junk floating around Mantis.
Kraela looks around, trying to figure out what happened. They started fighting... that was it, though.
Psycho Mantis: "You were never the brightest Side Quester. Without your guitar, you can't harm me, anyway. As I speak, Scott Gibson is lost to eternity, your other bandmates gone forever. Soon you shall join them. Are you happy?"
Metal Man (GM): He laughs to himself.
Digifanatic: "Nah, he's probably just at his old job back home, according to Jason."
Psycho Mantis: "I designate you the newest drummer of Side Quest!"
Digifanatic: *Just spends the rest of the turn trying to burrow through the junk.*
Psycho Mantis: "Anything else, Digi?"
Metal Man (GM): The junk around Psycho Mantis does not give.
Psycho Mantis: "The original five Quester... well. I have nothing to say to you. You've heard it all. Including your own defeat. This will not be anything new for you."
King Demon: "Hmmm, well, Psycho, nice defense, though I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised that you can keep your barriers up and control someone else's body at the same time. You're right, won't be the first time I get my ass kicked, probably won't be the last either." *Aims a fireball at a break in the barriers.*
Metal Man (GM): He blocks it before you roll... .hm... Yes.
Psycho Mantis: "Time and again, you telegraph your intent long before you actually do it. You've been made to do this, I know. Evil Wolfman's mind told me everything."
King Demon: "Huh... All right then..." *Defends for the other 4 TP.*
Psycho Mantis: "I hear you, speaking of controllers. You know nothing!"
Metal Man (GM): Weird, he just spoke to the air like someone was there.
Psycho Mantis: "I know better than The Void. I can read beyond this world, but I am not so stupid as to break it... ...but there is more to do than to respond to the spirits beyond this plane."
Metal Man (GM): He looks at Kenku.
Psycho Mantis: "Yesss... you are a powerful warrior... what can you do... Yes... I see it... a mask!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku suddenly takes out Colonel's sword and swings at Demon's face with it.
Kenku: *frig my luck--He regains control of himself.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku would regain control over himself, but only after swinging. Roll dodge, Demon .. Kenku regains control of himself. Demon leaps into the attack. He is hit.
Psycho Mantis: "Yes... you are all losing control. Soon... I can will you to die!"
Metal Man (GM): Kenku: Continue your turn. Demon...
Kenku strikes the junk and then tries to ride the replaced piece through behind the junk wall.
Metal Man (GM): 30 damage. Kenku tries to ride the junk in the junk wall. Mantis just moves the junk piece into a pile so that Kenku is now out-range to the Questers et Mantis.
Psycho Mantis: "Yes... you are so readily predicted... I know what you are doing... and you will never understand."
Metal Man (GM): Sure, but you're out-range to that next piece. So you'd have to move... and it cost 2 TP to ride that first piece you landed on. He doesn't replace the hole until you're out-range. Yup.
Psycho Mantis: "Yes... I can hear the music... it is changing... And what is this... marbles..."
Metal Man (GM): Kit raises the marble gun, and fires at Digi and Kenku! 31 damage if hit. Hoshi can re-take control, or just wait for Mantis to continue her turn. That was Marblesplosion, and it's Psycho Mantis who controls people, not me. ;p
KitOrbel: *She turns on her heel and SCREAMS with that infamous sonic attack* "LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Psycho Mantis: "I delight in your screams..."
Metal Man (GM): He seems to have actually become more... whatever kind of power it is... from that scream.
Psycho Mantis: "There is nothing better than the screams of victims..."
Valentine: "You get used to it."
KitOrbel: *She growls softly.*
Valentine: "Now then. Let's try to hit you again."
Psycho Mantis: "Yes... I can make the perception of time slow or speed up... soon you will go mad..."
Valentine: "So you see our rolls? Meaning you're breaking what seems to be a forth wall."
Digifanatic: *M* "Uh oh, that's what going on here?"
Psycho Mantis: "I can see beyond the veil... right now, you wonder how to hit me... but it is so obvious. You think that which must be must not be, and that which must not be must be. It is amusing."
Valentine: "So... There is something you're reading about us. Like our information is on a sheet."
Psycho Mantis: "You are all numbers and letters to me, just like any Smash Dex. Yes..."
Valentine: "So..." *Back to the weird item she got she hovers up to Mantis and tries to whack him with WEIRD ITEM.*
Psycho Mantis: "You cannot escape by wasting time. I will be here... unless you choose to flee and abandon Captain N to me. There is more work to be done, and it doesn't necessarily need you. Even if that had a chance to hit me, I already knew your plan before it began. This channel of consciousness is open to my every glance!"
Valentine: "Shut up."
Psycho Mantis: "No... you shut up!" *The unknown attack...*
Metal Man (GM): Misses him. And the glitch allows Psycho Mantis to silence Val; she cannot talk now, until after next round.
King Demon: "THANK YOU!"
Psycho Mantis: "We all wanted her to be quiet, or at least most of us. I figured I would do you a favor."
King Demon: "I KNEW I liked this guy for a reason!"
Valentine: *But oddly enough, Val noticed and hopefully everyone else did that Mantis was forced to move. So she attacks again.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges again. Mantis did have to move away from that one, too.
Valentine: *She nods to him and uses the rest for def. +2 def EOT.*
Trigger: "How did Val get that item?"
Psycho Mantis: "Now... know my wisdom, and... destroy Val. She found it on the ground. Here, have one." He hands Trigger a similar 'item.'
Trigger: "I think I have a better idea..." *He puts away his sword and starts to rushdown on Mantis with a power combo.*
Psycho Mantis: "What is this?" *He blocks it with furniture.* "It doesn't matter. Your new tactic betrayed itself to me the same as the others."
Trigger: "Grr." *He checks out the item that was given to him by Mantis.*
Metal Man (GM): It's a broken chair leg. It looks similar, but not, to what Val used.
Trigger: "Hmmm..." *He walks up to Mantis and tries to jab him with the broken chair leg.*
Metal Man (GM): Just a melee check. Of course... He blocks it before you roll OOCly. Apparently he knew you were going to try it before you rolled.
Psycho Mantis: "Good... continue giving yourself away. It's about time you met your match."
Kraela: "Can somebody remind me why we're fighting this guy?"
Psycho Mantis: "I controlled Captain N. Who is mine to continue controlling. If you do not object to this, then allow me to take him, and I will be on my way. Evil Wolfman didn't say I had to kill you, after all. I've learned a great deal, reading your minds..."
Trigger: "Wait, where is Kevin?"
Metal Man (GM): He points to Captain N, who is face-down on the floor.
King Demon: "Unconscious on the ground."
Trigger: "Oh, so he IS passed out right now..."
Psycho Mantis: "He was too strong to control for more than a limited time. Just as you are."
Metal Man (GM): A chair begins slowly moving towards Val.
Psycho Mantis: "So, Trigger. What other questions do you have for me?"
Trigger: "What is the meaning of life?"
Valentine would just edge away.
King Demon: "If he says..."
Psycho Mantis: "Pathetic beings believe it is to reproduce and pass on their seed. They are the reason for wars, and fighting. You and I are not alike."
Metal Man (GM): Val would try to edge away, but it's not her turn, and she's stuck... Dodge check, Val.
Metal Man (GM): *Thwap* 24 damage to Val.
Psycho Mantis: "Too bad. We were having a great discussion. What about you, Kraela?"
Metal Man (GM): The first one auto-misses. The second... He dodges it, but it WAS going to hit him.
Psycho Mantis: "You come close, but you also miss."
Trigger: "Speaking of questions, what's your weakness if you don't mind me asking?"
Metal Man (GM): Kraela FINALLY hits him with... whatever that last one was.
Psycho Mantis: "You wouldn't understand it if it sat in front of your face. It is not of this world!"
Metal Man (GM): Psycho Mantis seems to not be telegraphing the pain, but he obviously got a nasty slice from that.
Psycho Mantis: "Tell me, Ian. What is it like to be merged with a Digimon? Your memories are sparse on this subject. Perhaps I will control some myself. These pesky digital networks... do not yield to my inquiries!"
Digifanatic: "That never actually happened... my Digivice for the most part inherited some old data..."
Psycho Mantis: "What about that one on Turion... in the lab... Psychichmon?"
King Demon: *Snickers* "I TOLD you to be more careful, Ian!"
Digifanatic: "Besides, what would Professor Oak of all people be doing trying to create a Digimon? Totally not his domain!"
Psycho Mantis: "You'll tell me, right? Or will I have to discuss that other memory? The Celestial powers you gained from that Digi-Pokemon abomination... were against your will, yes... but..."
Metal Man (GM): A chair begins floating towards Val.
Psycho Mantis: "You can tell me. I already know you long for species not of your own!"
Metal Man (GM): He laughs maniacally.
King Demon: *Trying not to laugh.*
Digifanatic: "Well, what happened was--" *Takes out his energy sword, the Digivice already hooked up into it and unleashes a 1-TP charged Fire Punch on him.*
Metal Man (GM): He blocks it with a broken wheel.
Psycho Mantis: "Yes, yes. I know what you think right before you attack. So what happened?"
Digifanatic: "...you seriously expected me to interrupt a story?"
Psycho Mantis: "You told me you were going to. I can read minds, remember? Or... no. Forget that I do. It is more amusing that waaay! Luckily, this system does not have a controller port other than the one you are using, and even if you switched one of those... it would not change my ability to see you in this channel of consciousness..."
Digifanatic: "Alright then..." *Tries the exact same move on him.*
Psycho Mantis: "Hmmm..." *He blocks it automatically, after hesitating a second.* "You're trying a bit harder, but you haven't figured it out yet. Too bad! Now... fall asleep again. I need new puppets... I can see this sheet of fate... Yes..."
Metal Man (GM): Demon becomes demonically enraged, then attacks Val!
King Demon: "Right..." *Shrugs and swings his fist at Psycho twice.*
Metal Man (GM): Demon barely evades using his attack and swings at Psycho twice instead. Mantis blocks those, however, before he even goes to attack.
Psycho Mantis: "So close... stop paying attention. The bar is more important!"
Kenku moves to in range.
Psycho Mantis: "They're the Questers... they're known for failing simple tests. That is why I succee--???"
Metal Man (GM): He is hit by the two mystery attacks. Or... just one of them? So you can only do the first mystery attack. It hits, however.
Psycho Mantis: "Argh! You hide your intentions from me? Now you will feel my wrath!"
Metal Man (GM): He is not rendered Vulnerable--he seems Invulnerable to that, but he does take 15 damage. Oops.
Psycho Mantis: "You--gah!"
Metal Man (GM): Miss hit hit. He curses in Russian and continues floating the furniture around. It becomes faster spinning.
Psycho Mantis: "You won't have the last laugh at me!"
Valentine: "Of course Kit is quick to follow my example."
KitOrbel: "I learn fast."
Valentine: *And out comes another weapon.*
Metal Man (GM): The second attack is countered! Dodge check vs. that 2, Val. Val dodges a flying table. The first attack hits Psycho Mantis.
Valentine: "My old rifle can in handy." *EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): Two bits of rebar fly at Trigger's head after he double-fails. Roll two dodge checks! 25 damage a hit. Hit again. Hit. He's hit twice more. Total. The chairs and garbage collapses, as does he.
Digifanatic: *1 TP defense, EOT.*
Metal Man (GM): Battle Over
Psycho Mantis: "Urgh... you have defeated me... Go... take your man and leave. It was my destiny... to die in this junk."
Trigger: "Mantis, one last question before you die..."
KitOrbel: "Mewtwo's gonna be so happy!" <3
Trigger: "Can love bloom on the battlefield?"
Psycho Mantis: "Cliche quotes like that... demean us both."
King Demon: "What the hell kinda question was THAT?"
Trigger: "Just... something..."
Valentine: "...For once I agree with Demon."
Metal Man (GM): You can pick up Captain N. Dr. Light is busy staring at what happened.
King Demon: "Idiot..." *Picks up Captain N.*
Kraela: "What did we actually accomplish here?"
King Demon: "I think you can forget the fighter remote, Doc."
Digifanatic: "I have no clue, but thanks again, Kraela." *Sheathes the sword.*
Psycho Mantis: "Nothing... you're doomed to always go in circles... That is the nature of your kind..."
Trigger: "We kicked a psychic's ASS, that's what."
Valentine: "We got Captain N back. What are you going to do, Mantis?"
KitOrbel: "And it's in your nature to die. So do it already and stop talking." *She's writing something down in a notebook...*
Psycho Mantis: "Die... in this pile of junk... like you wanted me to..."
King Demon: "Eh... too bad, I actually liked you." *Shrugs* "See ya."
Kraela: "I can give a go at chopping his head off if somebody wants."
Psycho Mantis: "You... wouldn't... dare..."
King Demon: "Nah, but I might be able to use his mask."
Valentine: "Just leave him alone."
Trigger: "Let's just get Kevin and go."
Metal Man (GM): You have Kevin. You can go. Psycho Mantis is busy bleeding on a pile of junk.
Valentine: "He's useless to us anyways."
King Demon: "Maybe next time, you'll succeed, Psych. Good to see you again, Patch." *Starts heading back, with Keane slung over his shoulder.*
Metal Man (GM): You can leave the junkyard now. Captain N speaks weakly.
Captain N: "...He did... let loose... the fighter remote in another dimension could really work... although I don't share the same enthusiasm he made me have... it isn't infeasible..."
Metal Man (GM): He passes out again.
King Demon: "..." *Continues walking.*
Digifanatic: "Well..." *Heads back towards the Stadium.*
Metal Man (GM): You head back.
KitOrbel: "..." *She writes that down as well.* "Mister Mewtwo is going to love this."
Trigger starts heading back to the stadium with the others.
Kenku sighs "It is an interesting idea, but it is one that seems a challenge simply because it won't be easy to force him there."
Metal Man (GM): You walk back towards the Stadium. I assume you all are heading back? Psycho Mantis has gone more or less silent.
Kenku: *pretty much.*
Kraela's following along with the rest of them.
King Demon: *Enters the Stadium with Captain* "Well, that was... different."
Metal Man (GM): You return. Mewtwo immediately looks at you.
Trigger: "All in a days work though..."
Mewtwo: "...Someone with psycho-kinetic power almost equal to mine was responsible."
King Demon: "Nobody got killed for once."
Kraela: "Pretty much."
King Demon: "Yep... where you want him?"
KitOrbel: "Here." *She just hands him the notes.* "That's what happened."
Mewtwo: "...Evil Wolfman is more dangerous than I thought. To think he would know we would look for evil, and use mental powers instead..."
Metal Man (GM): He'd look at the papers.
King Demon: "Should have brought back his body as well, though..."
Digifanatic: "Still probably got nothing on yours though, Mewtwo..."
Mewtwo: "Captain N will be okay. You exorcised his problem the old fashioned way--talking to him until his story broke."
KitOrbel: *It's every hint dropped, every question answered as if the Questers were "Fools who wouldn't understand."*
Digifanatic: "Good, I hope Kevin's alright."
KitOrbel: *Essentially, she wrote down everything N and Mantis said.*
Mewtwo: "I will have to study this. I am not entirely sure this person was on the same side... Kevin was in danger. I can tell. ...The intent was for him to be killed by you, after you decided Captain N was an enemy. But it failed because Captain N used every fiber in his mind to try and make a compromise between the positions. Psycho Mantis couldn't keep that up AND have the strength to hit you. Ultimately, you confused him almost as much as he confused you."
Jason: *Walks back in* "Sounds like I skipped something messed up..."
KitOrbel: "Hell. On. Nintendus."
Mewtwo: "Good. That was close. You can rest now, Questers and Brawler. We'll need you ready for anything else like that."
Metal Man (GM): +2 EXP to Kit, Val, Trigger, Demon, Digi, Kenku; +3 EXP to Kraela
Kraela: "Probably better that way," *she says to Jason.* "I think I hurt some people. It would have sucked if it had been you."
Kenku stretches. "Ok. Might be a time for me to take a break from this with it fixed anyway then." Kenku says as he begins to dial.
Jason: "Probably would have."
Mewtwo: "Yes. He used you when you weren't paying attention. He is very strong, but not one with supernatural endurance."
Mewtwo: "Be on the lookout. I'm not entirely sure he died... but it was for the best you didn't try to make sure. Until we know him more completely, we can't hope to kill him entirely without risking our own lives."
Kraela: "I keep getting my body used by creeps. It's getting annoying."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, he's a sly pain."
Mewtwo: "So... rest well, Questers. I must plan." *He floats off.*
Metal Man (GM): And you may downtime. I be awayish. My Dad touched the water heater and it died. I wish to see what is going on now.
Editor's Note: Hahahaha, my Dad was so dumb, why did he touch that 20+ year old water heater??? I can still remember him going "It's still alright" as water flooded the basement...
Jason: *Hugs Kraela* "So, aside from getting used like that, how was it?"
Kenku: "Well we know how to stop him now, so it's not a much of a problem." *Kenku says* "Anyway, I'll see you folks later." *he says and calls RT for beam up. *
Digifanatic: *Mutters to Demon* "You know..."
Kraela: *She hugs him back.* "I kicked so much villain butt, you'd never be able to tell that I was a Brawler instead of a Quester."
Jason: *Laughs* "Nice."
KitOrbel: "Good thing you stayed here, Jasmine. You'd have gotten reamed." =D
King Demon: *Snickers* "Yeah, you would have been made someone else's bitch!"
Digifanatic: *M to Demon* "If Psycho was really that amused by the story, I would have threatened to make Raena and Natalie poof in from nowhere..." *M* "If that one blackout was what he was referring to..."
KitOrbel: "Hm... I wonder if the Time Cops will warp me back to their HQ unexpectedly..."
King Demon: *M* "I assumed it was, why do you think I was laughing so much?"
Digifanatic: *Smirks and nods* "...it would be my luck they show up now instead of later... But I'm doubting it."
Jason: "Huh? What am I missing?"
Jason: "And this Jasmine thing? Really? Calling me a pansy for taking a day off? You serious, Kit?"
KitOrbel: "Nope, calling you a girl 'cause you act like one." =D
Kraela: "You really are adorable as a girl, hon."
Digifanatic: "...as a girl?" *Shudders* "This is Darkdata all over again. Least it seems like it."
Kraela: "You haven't seen Jasmine, have you, Ian?"
Kraela: "You should. Actually, I was hoping to get Laura's help with getting swap-clothes for us. What do you think, Jase?"
King Demon: *Snickers* "It's an interesting sight, Ian."
Digifanatic: "Eh, as I said, not the first time that's happened to a Quester or Brawler."
Jason: "Well... considering this is turning into a habit..." .oO(I'm turning into a freaking crossdresser.)
King Demon: "Yeah, have fun, Jase... or is it Jazz now?"
Kraela: *She kisses him.* "Better than my clothes, at least," *she says, ignoring Demon's remark save for a small smirk.*
Jason: "Please just call me Jason..."
Kraela: "Can I call you Jase?"
Jason: "Fine by me."
Digifanatic: "Yeah, I'll stay away from the girl names myself. So yeah, good to fight again."
Jason: "Needed it, huh?"
Digifanatic: "Something to remind me of why I live for this job..."
Kraela: "You did good, Ian. Good to see my help wasn't wasted."
Jason: *Smirks* "Of course."
Digifanatic: "Thanks, Krae. I do have a feeling I'll get a few more chances with this thing..." *M to Kraela* "And the fact there were so many Questers this time helped, I didn't stick out like a sore thumb!"
Kraela: "There is that. Why was there blood on my weapon, though?"
Digifanatic: "He... brainwashed you for about 20 seconds..."
Jason: "Besides, it's a sword, there should be blood on it if you connect hard enough!"
Kraela: *She narrows her eyes.* "And?"
Jason: "I'm just saying it should draw blood, right?"
Kraela: "Not talking to you, sweetie. And we're not talking about his sword, we're talking about my halberd. Ian?"
Jason: "Sword, halberd, you know what I meant." *Smirk.*
Digifanatic: "Well, while you were under the spell, you connected on Valentine... Trigger too... but I know you'd be more amused at the fact you slashed Val..." *Smirk.*
Kraela: *She smiles slightly.* "Yeah. Aren't you Questers supposed to be the best, though? I'm surprised I was able to connect with one, much less two."
Digifanatic: "Caught off guard, maybe?"
King Demon: "Yeah, they were so busy trying not to get hit by Mantis that they didn't think to protect their broadside."
Jason: "Heh..." *Places an arm around Kraela's shoulders.*
Kraela: "That makes sense." *She leans into Jason.*
King Demon: "Yep, well, I have something to go do, so I'll see you two later." *And he's gone.*
Jason: "Alright, then."
Digifanatic: "Night, Demon."