Super Smash Quest: Infinity - Story - Chapter 33: The Darkness Inside
Date: 7:27:54 PM, March 25th; 3:58:14 PM, March 28th; 4:46:50 PM, April 1st, 2011.
Metal Man (GM): Side Thing. Kit was called to investigate a giant burning crater where the Quester HQ on Alsa went. Normally someone might stop her but it would appear everyone else is so busy with their super-weapon that she managed to warp out here, wherever 'here' is on Alsa. Nothing much here except a huge crater anyway.
KitOrbel: "Tch... I can't believe we used to live here..." *She frowns,* "Wow... It's been too long."
Metal Man (GM): There isn't much here, except for a burnt skeleton giving the finger to whoever sees it. And Panzer, kicking a spot that is covered in dust.
KitOrbel: "... Mom?"
Panzer turns and looks. "Yes?"
KitOrbel: "MOMMA!" *She runs for the reploid, wrapping her arms around her.* "Oh my god, you would not believe the intel I've gathered!"
Panzer blinks, catching her and holding her. "Intel? Is that what I sent you after?"
KitOrbel: "... Not quite. The Time Cops sent me to spy on the Brawlers..." *She pulls out her notepad, looking for the conversation between her and the man who she last contacted.* "Here we go, this guy. He's got the sword of Light. Granted, he doesn't know what the Nintendus Mewtwo just did..."
Panzer lifts a brow. "You've been talking to Autumnus?"
KitOrbel: "Yeah. He told me if I needed Time Cop backup on a Quester mission to call him."
Panzer: "Does he know you're with me? Or, more importantly, that you're my little rug rat?"
KitOrbel: "... He's distracted by Holo Garrick and that stupid Order Cube thing..."
Panzer: "Good. He isn't to know."
KitOrbel: "Yeah. Jerk told me I wasn't allowed Magitech because I'm your kid and I might tell you the secret..."
Panzer: "Secret? Dear, I'm more or less that myself. I can use it just fine already."
KitOrbel: "So can he now, it gives him headaches though."
Panzer: "He's weak-minded. It happens to people like that. Does he know what has happened here?"
KitOrbel: "You mean the war in the Mushroom Kingdom?"
Panzer: "No. Right here."
KitOrbel: "... I doubt it." *She sighs,* "He's not intuitive like MY Mr. Mewtwo."
Panzer: "Don't sell him short yet. He's smarter than he looks, that I can promise you. Do you know how he even got the Sword of Light?"
KitOrbel: "Autumnus? No idea. I meant Mewtwo though..." *She coughs,* "Everything I said was about Mewtwo. I don't know enough about Autumnus to really judge how much I should or shouldn't tell him. I've only told him bare bones..."
Panzer: "Don't tell Aut much beyond that, he'll figure out the rest by himself anyways. Mewtwo, though... I'm not really worried about. He wouldn't be a match for me on his best day dear. What is that dapper father of yours up to these days anyway?"
KitOrbel: "..." *She sighs,* "He's not in the team with us."
Panzer: "Oh? So. He left you has he? Who's been taking care of my little girl while I was away?"
KitOrbel: "... Ian and Demon... Other than that, I've been listening in on conversations in the air ducts. Really, those things are big enough to host a picnic in."
Panzer: "I'm sure. I know Ian is somewhat responsible, but Demon's a joke. I'll talk to the King and see what can be done, though. I might be able to get you a better father, come to think of it."
KitOrbel: "... A better... Father? And who is the King?"
Panzer: "You've met him, but I'm sure you don't remember him. I'll introduce you at some point. He's more responsible than Demon, and a more... Caring individual than Deloth."
KitOrbel: "Dad cares. He said he trusted me here." *She smiles,* "After all, if I couldn't live by my wits, I wouldn't be a GOOD quester... Granted, the bar is pretty low..."
Panzer: "Very, very low, in fact. Surprising though, they're usually up to some small-scale bullshit. I haven't heard of them causing any real ruckus lately."
KitOrbel: "They're distracted... You know, having less than a week to live tends to bother people on a personal level."
Panzer: "Less than a week? Where did they get that from?"
KitOrbel: "It happened when Razor decided to break Evil Wolf's sunglasses..."
Panzer: "Hmm... Interesting."
KitOrbel: "Yeah. It's been ups and downs..." *She clings to Panzer.* "Please tell me you're going to make things stable..."
Panzer: "Soon dear. Very soon. It'll still take a little bit, but it will all work out soon. Though... Nevermind... I wish I could just take you with me, but I'm not sure he would approve right now."
KitOrbel: "Please?" *She gives her mother those big eyes, that quivering lip...* "Pretty please with sugar on top?"
Panzer sighs. "I ~could~ call him... But..."
Panzer sighs. "Alright..." She'd set her down. "Stay." She'd walk off a little bit to call him, if he'd even answer.
KitOrbel: *She sits down and waits... Look! Kit's behaving like a good girl for once!*
Metal Man (GM): His hologram appears, although affected by Red Text's barrier... it faces Panzer.
Evil Wolfman: "Are you sure they're all dead yet? You need to leave soon. Red Text or Autumnus could come after you at any moment."
Panzer: "They're not all dead. I told you this a bit ago. Yesterday or something. Either way. Kit is here, and she wants to hang onto my coat tails."
Evil Wolfman: "We can't bring her with you. She's Autumnus' property now."
KitOrbel: "..." *She tries not to pale, biting her lip softly... Apparently now she's not sure... But it's Panzer... Her mother'd never let her be in danger. She stands,* "I am not! I don't belong to anyone."
Panzer: "...I'm sure you heard her. She doesn't even know what he did to me yet."
Evil Wolfman: "You don't know what kind of danger you are in, foolish child." *He would look down at Kit.* "Autumnus will use you to kill us all if he can. He probably has seen this entire conversation. If I mess with his surveillance, child, then he can and will attack us. It just isn't done. She is safe from all danger with Autumnus using her. But at the same time, trying to take her away from the Time Cops would make things infinitely worse."
KitOrbel: *She frowns,* "But... Mom..."
Panzer turns to Kit. "I don't countermand him Kit, I just listen. I'll take you with me when I can. He does have a valid point..."
Evil Wolfman: "It is obviously a trap Autumnus made. He cannot mess with us as long as we leave his business alone. So he made your 'child' his so that we would bumble into it."
Panzer: "That was partially my fault, loose end."
Evil Wolfman: "We cannot touch it. It is easily avoided. Kit will be safe with the Time Cops. We will have to deal with it another time. Now... hurry up and leave that place. Red Text probably has his laser targeting you right now. Evil Wolfman out." *Click.*
Panzer: "And you didn't tell me the Questers broke your favorite glasses." *She sighs.*
Metal Man (GM): He vanishes before you could even get an answer to that... He doesn't usually speak without the Garrickdex, either. Autumnus is serious business, apparently.
Panzer: "You heard him Kit. Gotta go, before I get either laser-deathed or... Nevermind. That's worse."
KitOrbel: "... So. He's upset apparently. I'm more important than I think, aren't I?" *She sighs.* "Now I know why he told me if I needed help, the Arbiter himself would assist me." *She starts taking notes again, finally handing Panzer a complete summary of everything that's happened to the Brawlers.* "I love you mom... Bye..."
Metal Man (GM): A mech would begin floating down from the sky... Red Text's mech.
Panzer: "Thank you dear... I'll contact you at a later date, when things have simmered down and I have Aut's head for putting me in a black hole."
Red Text: "I've had about enough of you bumpkins making a fool of a proper English Gentlemen like myself. If you won't leave, I'll just kill you already!"
Panzer hugs Kit and gives her a kiss on the head.
Metal Man (GM): A nearby hill explodes.
KitOrbel: "... Bye mom! I love you..." *She hugs her,* "Go, go now!"
Panzer: "Oh fuck off Red." *She'd put Kit down and poof <3*
Metal Man (GM): The mech is still a ways off, but moments later an area where Panzer was standing becomes instead a burning crater.
KitOrbel: *She giggles softly,* "YOU'RE TOO SLOW FOR MY MOM!" *And promptly flips him off. Look! She takes after her mother!*
Metal Man (GM): Red Text would look at you and laugh.
Red Text: "Slow for what, her funeral? She is hated by more organizations than I can count. I just figured I might as well try myself before she kills herself as a pawn for Evil Wolfman."
KitOrbel: "Hmph. You laugh now, but eventually I'll be strong, like my mother is... Then no one will laugh at me again. I won't be too small anymore. Too little. Too young... I'm going to be strong like her. No one can kill my mother."
Metal Man (GM): He smirks.
Red Text: "I'm afraid you're going to be partially why she dies, girl! You made a pact with the Time Cops. Your information is theirs. When you warp back, they will know what you discussed."
KitOrbel: "Then I guess I'll just have to take her place." *She smirks softly, god that is one COLD little girl.* "You know, succession and all that."
Red Text: "Hah. We'll see how far Autumnus lets you get before he crushes you like a bug. Consider yourself unlucky--it'd have been a lot less painful for you to die like Panzer will." *He then warps back to his station abruptly.*
KitOrbel: "..." *She sighs softly,* "Why is it always me? First Maleficent, now this? Goddamn, no wonder daddy retired. Hm... Mom said she'd get me a new daddy, I wonder who-" *She pauses as her mind immediately goes to a horrible place.* "EW! Evil Wolf is NOT going to be my new daddy!" >.<
Metal Man (GM): The warp back to HQ is open. It was kind of odd, how it just appeared like that...
KitOrbel: "..." *She sighs,* "I don't wanna go back yet... I miss Alsa... I miss my Mewtwo... I miss Freddy... I miss everything being easy to solve." *She groans,* "Blow it up, problem solved. All these plots and politics are making my head swirl." *She ignores the warp and continues to search the ruins of the HQ for a bit longer, looking for anything left...*
Metal Man (GM): It's blown to bits, except for the skeleton still giving you the finger. Quester badge lays face-down in the mud, but it looks to be several years too old to be anyone you know.
KitOrbel: "... Yeah, that's about how I feel right now..." *She goes to the hand,* "Screwed." *She looks at the badge and the skeleton.* "...Eh, what the hell." *She takes the badge with her and goes into the warp.*
Metal Man (GM): The badge says 'Kinnin' (since you can't just metagame that answer in) and you warp to HQ. Where Mewtwo is... standing nearby, holding a hand to his head.
Mewtwo: "...Hmmm. Yes. I see... Autumnus and Evil Wolfman are in some sort of competition for who can be the most annoying."
KitOrbel: *She hands him the badge,* "Found this next to a body flipping me off." *She's mentally reciting pages to a book of Law...* >.>
Metal Man (GM): He caught you mid-warp... seems he's gotten smarter.
Mewtwo: "No, don't worry about me, I'm going to kill Panzer sooner or later. Kinnin? He was never much of a Quester. More of a Barbarian. Still, what information he had may be useful. I'll send someone to get it."
KitOrbel: "... I can't stop you. I can say she's my mom, and tell you 'Oh please no, sir! I love my mother ever so much!' But I can't stop you."
Metal Man (GM): He takes the badge.
Mewtwo: "Panzer and I have a feud that's older than you are, most likely."
KitOrbel: "I'm a hundred fourty years old."
Mewtwo: "Well, I couldn't know. You were still blocking most of your mind off from me." *Crosses his arms* "It feels like three thousand years, anyway. I will end soon. I'm done with rebel Questers. I'll kill any who I find."
KitOrbel: "Lucky for you, one's already dead." *She points at the Badge.*
Mewtwo: "Yes. I will, however, have to use him for our own interests. He obviously saw something to make him flip off the air. ...Then I can send him away, because he was one of the most unpleasant people I have ever known. I'm no Wolfman, but... he knew nothing but vulgarity and killing. I think an extended voyage trapped in Dreamland would do him some good."
KitOrbel: *She looks to one side, then the other, then hugs him.* "I hate this! I hate everyone not liking mom, and I hate how hard everything is! I miss things back when they were easy and we could just explode everything!" *And now she's in tears... Congratulations Mewtwo. A teenage girl is clinging to you and sobbing.*
Mewtwo: "Both ways were terrible. But both ways will be ended when this is over. Though I suggest you follow my orders if you don't want to become just another Time Cop pawn. Then this can be ended and we never need to have this chaos again."
Metal Man (GM): He sighs.
KitOrbel: "... I also kinda like breathing, Mewtwo." *She sighs,* "So I'll do whatever it takes to continue being alive." *She lets go, sniffling and trying to dry her eyes.*
Mewtwo: "It is the way of humans and their ilk to bring everything into war and destruction."
KitOrbel: "... The Questers aren't all human."
Mewtwo: "But with the artifact we are building, we will destroy this horrible curse from another realm and seal the others away. Yes... hence 'their ilk.' Pokemon do not normally embrace such destruction. I was one of the exceptions. That was why I was chosen to continue this post. I could continue without being mentally destroyed by the horrors of war. For those were programmed into my mind. Even when this is over, I will never stop being haunted by what Giovanni made me do. The people I was forced to kill. My only recourse... has been to get revenge. Once Panzer has been destroyed, once Evil Wolfman has been destroyed. The Time Cops will be sealed off and the war will be over. The Hands have told me this, and they are equal to the Time Cops in knowledge, if not greater. So. Stay with us, and we will be safe. Leave... and you may be locked out with the Time Cops."
KitOrbel: "You're a mutant, an abomination of nature." *She frowns,* "You're also the most awesome Pokémon ever..." *She stops,* "Not quite as awesome as my Fredrick Von Fredricson though..." *She looks at Mewtwo.* "Mom calls Evil Wolfman 'King'... She also alluded that she's found someone she conciders a 'new father' to me. Other than Deloth... Do you think she means Wolfman?"
Mewtwo: "Evil Wolfman is appealing to her, because he, too, is a reploid. Deloth was not like her. She most likely hated him. I have learned from being shunned for being different. Her wish is to be with her kind--Maverick Reploids who do nothing but mischief."
KitOrbel: "Then why does she like me?"
Mewtwo: "But she has found a rotten apple of the worst kind. She cannot be redeemed. These Evil Questers are not the type to hate all Questers. She sees part of herself in you, and wishes to make you like her. This is what Charles did to Aetos. IF you become like her, however, you will also have to die. There is no more tolerance for Evil Questers left in my body."
KitOrbel: "..." *She thinks,* "The only thing I inherited from her was my marksmanship, and my guns... She also taught me math and reading... And made my metool who I can't find... And encouraged me to catch my first Pokémon..." *She pouts,* "... Are we sure she's all bad? She loves me... She can't be evil if she loves me..."
Mewtwo: "No, Kit. Evil can love too. That mistake was made by those who thought Charles was 'good' because he loved things which were not evil."
KitOrbel: "...Ian loves me and he's not evil. Demon loves me and he's not evil..." *She sighs,* "You're right though..."
Mewtwo: "The secret is, Wolfman made a horrendous mistake. One we are still paying for. He hired people who were not good. And he never disciplined them. I was foolish to let him continue to tolerate these people. They became out of control, and now, now that the end has come, it will only end once they are all dead. They are evil because they will not let us rest, or have peace, until we are all dead. It is a matter of self defense, killing Panzer. Left to her own devices, she will kill us all, except for you."
KitOrbel: "So this is it then, the final battle..." *She sighs softly,* "... Mewtwo. Evil Wolfman claimed he could not touch me because of Autumnus..."
Mewtwo: "He is correct. Autumnus is a Time Cop, or so I have heard. The Hands have told me he has obtained the go-ahead from the Arbiter to intervene in this dimension, most likely due to what Panzer and Evil Wolfman have done. To end this, therefore, we must kill them both. Then he cannot interfere any more, or so say the Hands."
KitOrbel: "..." *She nods softly,* "Understood..."
Mewtwo: "Once that is done, you are safe. But if you choose to become another Panzer, I will kill you. There is no borderline. You became a Quester, and you pledged not to be evil. So if you become hypocritical to that, it comes back to here, and we have to stop it, or else another series of events like this will occur. The mandate is gone, and the powers diminished by time, but other organizations never understand that. This is the reason the Fighter Remote had to be destroyed."
KitOrbel: "..." *She pauses to think about it,* "No... It'd be like trying to play 3D Chess against you. Frustrating to no end."
Mewtwo: "Brawlers are directly linked to this Stadium. When the battle is finished, their powers will return to normal. Questers... can almost never be returned to normal. They were warped by having their brains rewritten."
KitOrbel: "... Wait, I'll never be a normal teenager?"
Mewtwo: "You will always have the effect of being a Quester in your mind. The power to execute unusual attacks."
KitOrbel: "Y-you're kidding. I can NEVER go back from what I am?"
Mewtwo: "The Alsa Questers were irradiated by Fighter Remote energy as they entered, due to The Void still trying to empower himself by summoning Questers into Alsa. You can allow it to fall dormant. But the pull of the powers are seemingly irresistible, as long as you remain in Alsa or here. There is one Quester who shall come soon. I believe he may have escaped the pull of those powers by warping to places distant and unknown. You will have to talk to him for more information, when he arrives. Your 'father' also, seemingly, has evaded the pull of the powers, but again, by warping far, far away."
KitOrbel: "... Dad left..." *She looks at Mewtwo.* "So to be normal again, I have to leave here and never see My Mr. Mewtwo again?"
Mewtwo: "It will be up to you. I believe those Quester powers were a curse, myself. Wolfman made them without any thinking of how the Fighter Remote would effect people's brains. Unfortunately, yes. Alsa was once a natural anti-Quester Energy field, but now it is too close to Nintendus. Your latent powers would remain accessible from there."
KitOrbel: "Will it be different on me because I was just a child when it happened?"
Mewtwo: "No Quester I have known has managed to suppress the urge to use them. Metal Man may have come close, but that is because he had other, equally or more addictive powers that took over his mind. We have no idea how it effects development of children. The effect could be even more ingrained. The Void cursed you with those powers. Wolfman would have known not to use it on a child. Perhaps I can find a way to limit the effect to something less damaging... once the Ultimate Device is completed."
KitOrbel: "..." *She sighs,* "Great. now I get to be a test subject for the effects of Quester energy on small children."
Mewtwo: "Luckily, you were not one of the two unfortunate armor-wearing test subjects. Both of them suffered memory loss, dementia, and insanity from their Initiation. In any case, I must prepare to build this device. Perhaps... perhaps this device can help reverse and remove the damage Wolfman began, years ago... and aid us in killing his evil doppelganger." *He would then float off.*
KitOrbel: "... Mewtwo. Before I became a quester, I didn't even know how to read. I was making people's heads swim by using, as Demon called them, "big words"in my sentences within three months. Tell me that's a side effect."
Metal Man (GM): He'd stop for a moment.
Mewtwo: "Yes, that could be a side effect. Grown men in suits became idiots from it. Perhaps it makes children smarter, because their brains were more... open to its data. Whereas the men in suits were resistive to its data, so it wound up damaging their brains. One wearing Mandalorian armor, the other being a cyborg who already had powers."
KitOrbel: "..." *She nods softly,* "Great, I'm a mutant too... Does that mean I'll get dumber if I leave Nintendus?"
Mewtwo: "...The Order Cube should allow me to prevent that, with any luck. Or maybe all it did was accelerate abilities you already had. I wouldn't worry too much about that. We can ensure it is fixed before you leave for good."
KitOrbel: "..." *She nods softly,* "Okay... I'm going back to the air ducts. The small space is soothing to me..." *She sighs and climbs back up into the vents.*
Mewtwo: "The important part is you stay here. If you must talk to Panzer again, use our comms. I do not mind you talking to her, because it will aid me in my own mission..."
Metal Man (GM): He floats off, then.
KitOrbel: "..." .oO(But will mom let me talk to here where you can hear me?)
Metal Man (GM): Recap. The QBs assembled the components for a highly potent anti-Evil Wolfman weapon, just as Evil Wolfman's deadline became near. The Order Cube, the Engineer's Wrench, and Jack's staff empowered with Dreamland's energy was thought to do a good enough job... it was certainly extreme enough. The QBs are in the Assembly Room as Mewtwo has all of the components ready, plus... a bunch of diagrams provided by SIMBER, Pseudocubes, and some other miscellaneous parts. Dr. Light and Professor Oak are also there, overseeing this. It is also likely Holo-Garrick may be there, although Mewtwo has noted he seems to understand the Magitek properly... Continuation
King Demon walks in, grumbling still about the previous mission.
Mewtwo: "The components are here... what do you think, Dr. Light?"
Dr. Light: "I have studied the theory, and looked at the data you provided. This is our best hope for undoing the damage of Dark Smash Energy, and whatever else Evil Wolfman may attempt."
Professor Oak: "I'm still unsure if this is the wisest choice, Mewtwo. Captain N mentioned, er, the Fighter Remote, and..."
Mewtwo: "The Fighter Remote was a failure in every sense of the word. It gave people powers at the expense of safety. Just like any first technology, it was a primitive and dangerous risk. We learned much, but returning to that way of thinking would make us sitting ducks now."
Professor Oak: "--But if we attach a Raichu to an Electrode, then..."
Mewtwo: "No. The time for nonsense science has passed. This is not a joke, Oak. If it fails..."
Digifanatic: "Hence why we got the Remote smashed..."
Kaine nods, he's back to his usual self... mostly.
Professor Oak: "...I understand." *He looks down.* "I was never supposed to work in this type of science to begin with... it was Wolfman who pushed me to do it."
Dr. Light: "But I am here, so you need not worry. I have checked everything. It's a bit more dangerous than I would like, but we don't have time. 3 days is too short..."
Mewtwo: "QBs, are there any objections before I begin the item combining?"
Metal Man (GM): Captain N sits in the back, leaning on a wall.
Captain N: "I still don't think it's the best idea, but the world has changed a lot since I was tourin' Videoland... I won't say anything more."
King Demon: *Shrugs* "Long as it doesn't blow us all up."
Kraela: "Let's just try it."
Kaine: "Blow us all up? Didn't we already do that?"
Dr. Light: "The chance of a catastrophic explosion is under one tenth of a percent. It shouldn't be a problem. ...Just in case, I have erected holographic barriers that can instantly prevent the rest of us from exploding."
King Demon: "Twice, but they were before your time."
Professor Oak: "Wait... I thought you were confident in this, Dr. Light?"
Dr. Light: "But not foolishly so. All the safe machines have failsafes."
Mewtwo: "It has become clear there are no objections. I will begin work now."
Dr. Light: "First... insert the items into the Item Combiner. This is needed to create the first stage of the weapon."
Jason: *Just watches on, tapping his foot against the floor.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo begins combining the objects. He carefully inserts the Order Cube, then the Engineer's Wrench, then the staff. The combiner violently glows and throws sparks, then the objects glow hot red....
King Demon: "Is it supposed to do that?"
Metal Man (GM): A strange sort of noise is heard and the lights flicker violently, as a strange electric sphere forms around it.
Dr. Light: "The simulations and this are 99.5% in concurrence. I think so."
King Demon: "Oh, ok."
Mewtwo: "The combiner is a known technology. It has combined similarly powerful objects before. That... is the lesser of our worries."
Metal Man (GM): Strangely, the Order Cube reacts to the combining and it pulses in color before remaining much the same. However, it is now a part of some sort of strange cannon, laying on the floor sideways, covered in ancient Echidna runes, and vaguely pulsing with electricity like one of the Engineer's teleporters.
Jason: "I like it!"
Mewtwo: "Of course... we have a few more parts to add on to it."
Jason: "Great start, though."
King Demon: "More... parts?"
Kaine: "Another hunt mission?"
Holo Garrick buzzes into place, his arms folded across his chest.
Dr. Light: "The Cannon alone is a powerful device, but our enemy may have power sources beyond what we have. A secondary Magitek infusion will be used to complete the device."
Holo Garrick: "The good Doctor is right."
Kraela: "Oh brilliant."
Jason: "Hope we can make this quick."
Kaine: "What, you and Krae have a date tonight or something?"
Mewtwo: "Before being destroyed by Evil Wolfman, SIMBER created a power transfer device. This, in conjunction with Professor Oak's one major discovery, the Psuedo Cubes, will allow the device to fire far more than before."
Holo Garrick glances at Kaine before looking at Jason and Krae, his eyes narrowing a bit before he sighed and looked to Mewtwo.
Kraela: "Maybe I'm being selfish, but did you find out anything about the sword Vile left us?"
Jason: "I just hope we can get this done so we have time to kick this guy's butt..."
Holo Garrick: "I take a look at it in a minute, Krae. Let's get through all this first."
Kraela: "Fine, fine."
Mewtwo: "Every moment matters. Do not distract me, please. I would not want to accidentally activate the cannon, which could probably accidentally damage everyone around me, holographic barriers or not..."
King Demon: "Oh, yeah, that thing." *Pulls it out and looks at it himself.*
Metal Man (GM): The immense energy nearby would begin to cause the blade to flex in Demon's hand. Dr. Light would adjust his glasses.
Dr. Light: "...Take that out of here now."
King Demon: "Right." *Takes it to his room.*
Dr. Light: "It could potentially be receptive to the immense energy in here... causing it to regenerate whatever it came from... thank you."
Jason eyes widen.
Mewtwo: "...Please refrain from any more dangerous enemy devices, even if they aren't accidentally activated by this, they could set off the device by accident. It isn't attached to a control system yet..."
Metal Man (GM): He shakes his head.
Kaine: "Yeah... last thing we need is TWO Vile Metal Sonics running around... unless we could control one of them..."
Dr. Light: "Out of the question, we will not be dabbling in Dr. Wily's research."
King Demon: *Comes back, sans sword* "Sorry bout that, didn't expect it to react to the machine."
Mewtwo: "Now that that is away..."
Holo Garrick: "Agreed. I don't want to deal with that mustached fool."
Kraela: *Kraela finds her way to a wall and sits down, somehow making the act appear belligerent.*
Metal Man (GM): He glows and holds up the cannon, and hovers the pseudocubes around him. He then also materializes steel and various other substances, along with a number of coins.
Mewtwo: "I apologize in advance, but this was the last of the Stadium's treasury. It had to be spent for this, you understand."
Professor Oak: "Yes, I do..."
Dr. Light: "Some day that inefficiency might be fixed. Maybe. I would rather not continue research into this bizarre form of item creation any more than we already have."
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "It's tough...'"
Mewtwo: "And now..." *He is surrounded by the energy again. The barriers from earlier go up, as it goes pure white inside there.* "Urgh... the power... it is beyond anything I have seen..."
Metal Man (GM): You hear a lot of metallic noises in there.
Holo Garrick: "I'm going to connect to your mental nodes, Mewtwo. I should be able to correct any mistakes and take some of the burden off you." *He would buzz a bit further before disappearing entirely...*
King Demon: "Yeah, no kidding." *Steps back away from Mewtwo and the machine.*
Mewtwo: "...I think I have it under control now..."
Kaine: *Follows suit* "I'm not getting paid NEARLY enough to mess with that again!"
Metal Man (GM): Garrick would notice the activity going out of control, and then Mewtwo figuring out how to control it at the right moment, thankfully. It looked like it could have exploded, but he got control in the nick of time.
Digifanatic: *Both Didge and Jason back off a bit.*
Holo Garrick: *Sounding off from around the room* "Jeez, Mewtwo. Cut a bit closer next time, would you?"
Metal Man (GM): The light dims, and Mewtwo is... now wearing some sort of bright, white-metal armor with a visor. The cannon is an arm device, a part of the armor.
Mewtwo: "...Sorry. I would have practiced more had I the time."
Metal Man (GM): He makes a gesture and the armor magically compacts off of his body and remains only on his arm.
Holo Garrick suddenly goes completely silent before appearing again in his place... his face had changed, staring at Mewtwo solidly with a look on his face of... longing?
Mewtwo: "This is the completed device..."
King Demon: "Nice trick."
Metal Man (GM): It glows slightly. Mewtwo would smirk.
Holo Garrick: "...the armor..."
Kaine: "Cool... uh... who's going to use it?"
Mewtwo: "Giovanni created a version of that armor to control me. This version of the armor... is for me to control the device."
KitOrbel: "Cute, MechaMewtwo."
Mewtwo: "A strong mind is needed to control the weapon... but at the same time, it will be up to you to finish the job."
Holo Garrick: "It is... similar to the armor that Garrick wore when he helped defeat The Void..."
Mewtwo: "The weapon is the key to unlock Evil Wolfman's barrier. All of that power will be used merely to remove his invincibility... You will need to use the rest of your ingenuity, your intelligence, and your fighting skill to finish him. Of course, it will still work afterwards, but mostly in a diminished state. Good enough to aid me in my plans, in any case."
Digifanatic: *Nods* "Alright..."
Jason: "Sounds good."
King Demon: "All right."
Mewtwo: "The question remains, how to deal with Evil Wolfman. We have the means to damage him by, but how are we to approach him? He lives... in an immense expanse of metal fortresses."
Mewtwo: "Oddworld has basically ceased to exist beneath his tyranny. Abe and Munch have fled along with Ed Glukkon, as their world has essentially been converted into one of Evil Wolfman's liking."
Holo Garrick: "We could attempt to punch through with a warp... if we overcharge the system, we might be able to warp straight into his inner keep."
Mewtwo: "He is something other than our other foes. He does not live to exclusively rule over or destroy; but to reforge whatever he can into a shape he prefers best... We possess the Cetan Megawarp, which is an excellent device to use for that."
Holo Garrick glances off into space for a moment before nodding.
Jason: *Deep exhale* "Ugggh..."
Mewtwo: "Although it would probably be a one-way trip. That is, we could not afford to have to flee... he does not stop adapting his designs."
Holo Garrick: "...remarkable... I would have never thought of that... Considering what's on the line? It's one way or no way."
Kaine: "So it's either we stop him or die trying."
King Demon: "Sounds familiar."
KitOrbel: "If I understand what I learned... I can just walk right in without a problem." *She sighs softly,* "I hate all this back and forth, I just wish everyone could get along."
Mewtwo: "There still remain three days. We could obtain more allies."
Holo Garrick: "Or you could go now. Attempt to catch him unaware. Three days is enough for me to overall your equipment, provided you get me the materials."
Digifanatic: "As do I, Kit..."
Mewtwo: "The Order Cannon can be used for more than the way we thought of. If there is something we are missing, we can help ourselves to its power to a limited extent."
King Demon: "Garrick, what'd you find out about those upgrades I requested?"
Holo Garrick: "I can come up with just about anything, as long as you make up your mind."
Mewtwo: "It is safe to bring that strange nanite sword in here again."
Holo Garrick: "I can also take a look at that sword, yes."
King Demon: "Well, I'd like it to be poisonous and do more damage, if I can get it that way. I also need to get some armor, if I can."
Jason: "I'm set on targeting more guys at once with mine, myself..."
King Demon: "Oh, right. Just a minute." *Hands Garrick his beam sword for now* "Tell me how much it'd be to upgrade this with what I've requested, and get some armor, please? I'll go get that sword for you." *Heads out.*
Holo Garrick watches as the beam sword falls through his outstretched hand and hits the floor with a thunk. "...I... don't have force fields."
Mewtwo: "If you need more money, we can get it from the Charles vault."
King Demon: "Oh... right... sorry... uh... how are you going to upgrade it then?"
KitOrbel: *She takes a deep breath and turns to Jason.* "Big brother?" *Innocent pouty face.*
Kraela: "Demon, where'd you put the sword?"
Holo Garrick: "I'll show you."
Mewtwo: "Not that it's normal to go money-searching when the world is on the line, but you must understand, we use the fees from building weapons to keep the building afloat. No use saving the world and then lose the building to repo men."
Jason: "Ah, right... lessee... you said 150, I think." *Digs out 150 coins* "At least I got some to spare..."
King Demon: *Heads out and comes back in with the nanosword* "Here's this."
Metal Man (GM): He shrugs, accidentally denting the ceiling with the huge cannon.
KitOrbel: *She smiles happily and turns to Garrick.* "Kay! I got the coins!" ^.^~<3
Holo Garrick: "Alright, alright, let's get these things--" *Gives Mewtwo a wry look* "--let's get these things in order. Set it on the table there. Since I already had Kit's in mind, I'll do her first."
Mewtwo: "...I would remove the cannon, but then it would probably be taken by the next crazed megalomaniac, Japanese schoolgirl, or errant handyman to come across it..."
KitOrbel: "Bwee!" ^.^~<3 *She jumps up and down,* "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Holo Garrick motions to Kit as he walks over to the table in the Big Room and motions to set her money there. With a few waves of his hand, the coins in her hand disappear. "You said you wanted them to bounce, right?"
Jason: *Rubs her hair* "Got it, girl."
KitOrbel: "Mmmhm!" *She grins.*
King Demon sets the sword down on the table... both of them.
Holo Garrick: "Right. I took a look at your marbles. Basically, like you said, they're a material focus."
KitOrbel: *She nods softly.*
Holo Garrick: "However, the material is not meant for your level of magic."
Holo Garrick: "Glass isn't the best conductor for magic. Granted, it works for a bit, but eventually you need something a bit more..." *He waves his hand at the table, a new belt pouch appearing on it.* "...shiny."
KitOrbel: "... Shiny is good."
Kraela: "Gemstones are expensive."
Holo Garrick: "I used a new formula I postulated. Just reworked what comes out when she grabs one. Hylian Crystal."
KitOrbel: *She nods, smirking softly.* "And this will do what for my marbles?"
Holo Garrick: "Well, for one, it lets me work with it easier. Easier to conduct magic, easier to conduct magitek."
Holo Garrick: "Secondly, it should allow your mental focus to increase to allow to bounce them off objects. I'd say something like two bounces or so. Basically, instead of grabbing for glass marbles, you grab for crystal. Same item, better focus. Plus, you know... shiny. Girls like shiny things, right?"
KitOrbel: "I know I like shiny."
Holo Garrick: "Enjoy."
Kraela: *Kraela rolls her eyes.*
KitOrbel: *She squees softly and takes the bag, snuggling it.* "Wait! Will they still fit in my gun?"
Holo Garrick rolls his eyes. "Please. I've been doing this for years. I've studied your fighting style via the Dex cams."
Kraela: "Perfectionists have pride, Kit."
Kaine: *Smirks* "Have fun, Kit."
King Demon: "Indeed."
Holo Garrick: "I know you have a habit of twisting your wrist to get that extra spin on the shot. Don't worry, you're covered."
KitOrbel: "Good. Momma made me this gun, and if I have to put her down... I wanna do it with what she gave me." *She twirls the gun and holsters it.* "Thanks Garrick!"
Holo Garrick: "Hrmpf. Anyway, Demon."
King Demon: "IF you have to? Yes?"
Holo Garrick: "Here's the way it's gonna work."
KitOrbel: "You might get the last shot, not me." =D
King Demon: *M* "Only if I'm lucky..."
Holo Garrick: "The poison style effect will cost 200 coins. It'll be fast acting, but short."
King Demon: "All right..."
Holo Garrick: "The damage increase calls for reworking the power source into something more focused. 600 coins for that."
King Demon: *Nods.*
Holo Garrick: "As for the armor, I can make some that will increase your agility and dodging potential for 300 coins."
King Demon: "1100 total? I think I have that much." *Puts it on the counter.*
Holo Garrick: "I can also add some additional specialized armor plates on to it for another 600."
Digifanatic: .oO(More than what I've got...)
Holo Garrick: "It should absorb some damage."
King Demon: "I'll have to get back to you on that, I'm a bit short now."
Holo Garrick: "Alright. So, the extra damage, the poisoning, and the dodge armor?"
Kraela: "I'd lend you the coin if you want to get it all done now."
King Demon: "Yes... Oh, wait a second!" *Pulls out the Slig Rifle* "I really have no use for this..."
Holo Garrick: "Ah. I can melt it down, use it to substitute some parts..."
King Demon: "How much can I sell it for?"
Holo Garrick: "...it's pretty good. 250 coins."
King Demon: "All right."
Holo Garrick: "So the whole deal, then?"
King Demon: "Yeah, that'd be great."
Holo Garrick flexes his fingers as the money and the rifle disappear, a bag of 200 coins appearing back on the table as a series of tools and parts warp onto the table, all working at once, moving by Garrick apparently... *The beam sword is taken apart, a new power pack going inside, this one looking more... black than the previous one. The sword is soon finished. The armor is done soon after, a series of plates attached via nylon straps. Well done and well made, the lot of it.* "There you go. All finished."
Digifanatic: "Not bad, Demon..."
KitOrbel: "Uncle Demon! We should go treasure hunting to test our new weapons." =3
King Demon: "Thanks... yeah, maybe we should."
Holo Garrick starts to look over the sword now. *The Vile Metal Sonic one, that is.*
Jason: *Nods* "Especially if we can get mines looked at as well..."
Kraela: *Kraela stands up from where she's sitting, waiting a bit more politely.*
Holo Garrick: "...this is a very powerful sword. It would really wreck someone to get hit by this, but it's going to take a bit of work to make it possible to be used by someone." *He glances to Kraw. "How good are you up close? Wait, hold on, don't answer that... I'll check for myself." *He glances off into space again... "...hrm. You're good. Not great, but pretty good. If you want me to make it able for you to use, Krae, it'll take a lot of coins. 1500, I think."
Kraela: "I could get a new halberd forged for less than that. Is it really that good?"
King Demon: *Smirks and nudges Krae* "Glad I didn't take your money?"
Holo Garrick: "It's pretty damn good..."
Kraela: "Can I see it?"
Holo Garrick: "I can show you what it would look like after it's reworked for you, if that's what you mean."
Kraela: "That works too. I meant that I would like to hold the sword as it is now, though."
Holo Garrick: "Of course..." *He motions to the weapon sitting on the table.* "...it has no HANDLE, but..."
King Demon: "Yeah, you might want to be careful touching that."
Kraela: *Kraela goes up to the sword and takes it in her hands, adjusting how she tips it minutely as she watches with an intent expression.* "Alright, what will it be like once you've retooled it?"
Holo Garrick stares off into space for a moment before a holographic image appears. The weapon itself looks like a slit of black metal with a series of panels covering it. One side of the black metal rectangle is open with a long narrow opening for the blade. It has no blade at the moment, but it's clear with the press of a button near the handle that blade sword of melts into being out of He the opening. *It's a single edged blade with a slight curve to it akin to that of a katana, but it's longer than your standard katana, ranging in at about four feet long.*
Kenku appears near the others somewhat curious about whats going on.
Jason: "That looks nice..."
Kraela: "I'll need to retool my moves a bit... but..." *She smiles.* "If I'll be taking that bastard's head with his own arm, the money's worth it."
Holo Garrick: "Very well. The money?"
Jason: "Heh, I'd like to see you do it."
Kraela: *She counts out the coins for him, although they seem to come hard after 500.*
Holo Garrick glances to Jason. "Did you need something?"
Jason: "Oh sure..." *Unstraps his keyboard for Garrick* "Thinking we need to widen the speaker cones a bit... do something that'll make me hit more enemies at a time..."
Holo Garrick ponders it while Krae counts out her money. "...1000 coins to hit up to three people, I think."
Jason: "Hmm... good start... even two wouldn't be bad, either. What would be your rate for that? Five?"
Kraela: *Kraela sets down the last of her payment and pulls back.*
Holo Garrick nods to Krae, the coins disappearing, as well as the blade. Everyone would see him look a bit preoccupied for a moment, but he motions to Digi to continue. "...two people would be like...400 coins. Five, you're getting into some seriously modified stuff...3500."
Jason: "Nah, that kind of money's raising the bar a bit..."
Kraela: "Besides, we don't fight that many people too often."
Holo Garrick: "So what's it gonna be?"
Jason: *Pulls out 1000* "Yeah, I'll go with three!"
Holo Garrick: "Alright. You keytar?"
Jason: "Indeed." *Passes it over.*
Holo Garrick moves his hand as the coins vanish. He cracks open the keytar with a sharp gesture and the tools go to work, adding in a modification to extend and expand the range of the sound. With a bit of a grunt, the keytar is placed back together... and the sword appears in front of Krae on the table. "There. That should do it. Unless anyone has anything else to work on?"
Jason: "Ooh! Alright! Thanks a lot, this'll be good!"
Kraela: *Kraela takes the sword.* "So how do I get the blade to go out and in?"
Holo Garrick: "Button near the hilt." *He would motion to the bottom where there is a small thumbable switch.*
Kaine: "Ask Jason." *Smirks.*
Jason tries not to laugh.
Holo Garrick glances at Kaine with a deadpan look.
KitOrbel: *She snickers softly.*
Metal Man (GM): Mewtwo would tap Kaine on the head with the cannon and then wave it around.
Kraela: "Shut up, Kaine," *she mutters before thumbing the switch.* "I think I'll be needing a space to get used to this."
Kenku: "Excellent work there Garrick." *Kenku says as he sees the work.* "Any chance you could get a look over my sword later?"
Mewtwo: "We should prepare to fight Evil Wolfman, if we aren't going to fight him immediately."
Holo Garrick: "I can do it now. I can do it later."
King Demon: "Yeah, let's go do... something."
Jason: "I agree!"
Kraela: "You all talk. I'll pay attention." *She thumbs the blade off and goes into a more secluded corner.*
Kenku: "It looks like the group is heading out, so later I guess." *Kenku says as he looks to Mewtwo.*
Kaine: "Apparently... has anyone seen Starr?"
Digifanatic: "Right, so I think some of us should go look for something to help power up the cannon."
Mewtwo: "We can strike at Evil Wolfman's tower now, or find more allies. Or find more gold. Or that."
Metal Man (GM): Dr. Light walks in, looking around a lot.
KitOrbel: "I think Wolf's tower would be a suicide mission. I like Digi's idea."
Starr: *Is in her room, sleeping.*
Dr. Light: "Yes... yes. We can use... er... Lighttech on the cannon... if you help me!"
Holo Garrick: "The cannon might be the best option, I'd imagine... it's up to you all."
Dr. Light: "Only the Questers have to help, though... it's dangerous work."
Holo Garrick: "...Lighttech. That... would actually be a good idea."
Dr. Light: "It hasn't been made yet in this realm, but I can recreate it using old data. All I need is Questers to come with me to my lab. I can extract the energy residue from the Lighttech from them and use that to help reverse-engineer it... back into existence."
Holo Garrick: "Why just the Questers, though?"
Digifanatic: "I wouldn't mind that, though... It's because the Brawlers haven't been long enough to give Dr. Light anything useful."
KitOrbel: "I don't like the idea of someone messing around with my bod-... energy like that." u.u;;
Digifanatic: "It's what it sounds like to me."
Dr. Light: "All I have to do is read it with a device, a scanner. It's like a radio-active material scanner but better. Also, Brawlers weren't around back when Lighttech still existed."
Holo Garrick: "...heh. I thought you were still using Lighttech during these times. Alright."
Jason: "Huh... this gonna be a quick enough process so that the rest of us get something to do today?"
KitOrbel: "Well... Okay..."
King Demon: *Shrugs* "Sure, why not? Let's go!"
Digifanatic: "I'm good."
Mewtwo: "Be careful, then, Questers. Lighttech was good back when, but it may be difficult to re-fabricate..."
Kenku: "Alrighty I guess. Dunno if Ive been around long enough although."
Dr. Light: "Here, just warp to these coordinates with me--oh, of course you have, Kenku. You are one of the oldest remaining Questers, besides Demon."
Digifanatic: "If he takes Kit, he should be able to take you as well..."
Metal Man (GM): He then walks over to the exit as the warp door opens and the warp is activated.
Dr. Light: "Now, all Questers follow me, we have to finish this quickly."
King Demon: "Well, this'll be fun." *Follows the Doc.*
Digifanatic: "Roger." *Follows.*
Kenku follows Dr. Light to the lap.
KitOrbel: *She follows, taking Ian's hand.*
Kenku: "I don't know if being one of the last is a good or bad thing"
Digifanatic smiles and lets Kit walk with him.
Kaine: "Right... think I'm gonna go see what the Princess is up to. Later." *Heads out.*
Metal Man (GM): WARP You appear at a nondescript lab in the middle of Megaman-land, wherever that is. Dr. Light seems very overjoyed, as he hops up and down and goes to the door.
KitOrbel: "..." *She clings tighter.*
Metal Man (GM): He opens the door.
Digifanatic: "You'll be fine, Kit..."
King Demon: "... Right." *Shrugs and enters.*
Dr. Light: "Right, now come in to the lab machinery, so we can scan for the energy!"
Metal Man (GM): He walks down the hallway of the... strangely abandoned-looking facility.
Digifanatic shrugs and follows.
KitOrbel: "You said that about Maleficent..."
King Demon looks around cautiously, making sure he has his upgraded sword with him, and hoping he doesn't need to use it.
Metal Man (GM): It seems safe, just empty... he opens a door and reveals a large white room, with a scanner in it.
Kenku walks in looking around curiously.
King Demon: *Walks into the room, looking at the machinery* "This is... different."
Digifanatic: "So barren..." o_O
Dr. Light: "Yes, that's how I like my labs. Now line up against the wall as I activate the machine!"
Metal Man (GM): He unlocks another door and goes into a side-room that views this one.
KitOrbel: *She nods and lines up between Ian and Demon.*
Digifanatic follows suit.
Kenku does so after a moment of thought.
King Demon: "Right..."
Dr. Light: "Now, I'll turn on the scanner. You'll feel a little bit of a poke, but it's just a beam of light."
Metal Man (GM): Weird looking tubes come down and point at each of you.
King Demon looks at them slightly nervously.
Kenku does his best to stay calm and patiently waits.
Dr. Light: "Now, I will press this button!"
Metal Man (GM): He presses a big red button... TSEEER! ...Those are laser beams! Painful, hurty, lethal ones! 50 damage to everyone! Dr. Light... morphs into someone else!!!
King Demon: *Takes the damage, grumbling and immediately drawing his sword* "Dammit!"
Vile Metal Sonic: "Ha ha ha ha. You thought I couldn't take the form of others, did you? Fools!"
Metal Man (GM): He leaps through the window.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Fight me, imbeciles!"
Metal Man (GM): BATTLE
King Demon: "GLADLY!"
Kenku grumbles "I more of wonder how the hell he got past Mewtwo..."
Digifanatic: "...I've got nothing."
KitOrbel: "Mewtwo's too focused on his cube."
Metal Man (GM): Order: Digi, Vile Metal Sonic, Demon, Kenku, Kit.
King Demon: "I KNEW there was something wrong with this!"
Digifanatic immediately unsheathes his energy sword, charging up a Fire Punch for 1 TP before thrusting it at VMS...
Vile Metal Sonic: "You now face my TRUE power."
Metal Man (GM): Which includes being hit in the face, anyway.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Bah!"
Digifanatic makes one movement backwards and defends for his last TP. EOT.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Hah, you do not know my true power. You will now!"
Metal Man (GM): He powers up, and then fires a lightning bolt at Digi's face.
Digifanatic dodges without much sweat.
Metal Man (GM): He then fires another one. *ZAP* 100 damage, stun.
Digifanatic: *1 RES.*
Metal Man (GM): He then activates his shoulder cannons... and sprays napalm flamethrower stuff at everyone! Threatens all. 50 damage, and 2x bleed, and piercing, if it hits. He then powers up for more action... another turn later.
Vile Metal Sonic: "That... is just the beginning. Fools."
KitOrbel: "This is a no bandana day, isn't it." *She pouts.*
Digifanatic: "Probably, Kit..."
King Demon goes to impale VMS.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You will all die, and Evil Wolfman will rejoice. And so will I! Don't bother resisting, the smart Questers already left this realm!"
KitOrbel: "..." *She smirks softly, thinking for a few moments about how to turn this around.*
King Demon: "Frickin' robot." *Defends for the remaining 3.*
Kenku tries to pierce him with a couple quick strikes.
Metal Man (GM): Hit, hit. He shines, his armor regenerating. Vulnerable doesn't hit him! He does take 20, though. Anything else?
Kenku then focuses on Vile's moves, as he says "A warp out may not be a bad idea right now!"
Vile Metal Sonic: "Go ahead and try!"
KitOrbel: *She stands straight and glares VMS down,* "Vile Metal Sonic." *She sounds like... Panzer... Her mother when she puts some command behind her voice.* "I am Kit Orbel, Panzer's daughter. I DEMAND respect from you." *She's fingering her gun, just in case...*
Vile Metal Sonic: "I will be sure to respect your... dead body... when I am done... burning it..."
KitOrbel: "I said STAND. DOWN." *She sneers... Trying to act as much like Panzer as possible.*
Metal Man (GM): He gets out his blade and goes to impale Kit on it, instead. *ZTABBITY* 180 damage, piercing, bleeding. He retracts the blade.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You first."
Metal Man (GM): You revive, having used all 3 SP, after dying. Reviving takes up a turn. So you're alive, but no attacking yet.
KitOrbel: "Man that hurts... Now I'm mad." =.=
Vile Metal Sonic: "Please do continue to try and use words against me. I like chopping people who do that into tiny little bits."
Metal Man (GM): No Digi turn?
Digifanatic gives VMS a glare and hopes to give him another good Fire Punch... no messing around, a 2 TP charge.
Metal Man (GM): He hops over it. Or not. You hit, at the cost of 1 SP.
Digifanatic: *3 TP defense, EOT.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "You mess with fate at your peril."
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic then goes to grab Digi. *GRAB.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "What happens... when I do this?"
Metal Man (GM): He drags Digi down the entire length of the broken glass window. 110 damage, bleeding x3. He drops him onto the floor like some piece of junk. Then he creates himself a harpoon made of metal, and flings it at Demon. It's a puzzle... a puzzle of how Demon just took 80 damage and stunned x2.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Lower-level carbon beings. I submit to you: your reason for being inferior to me."
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic then holds his arms above his head, and they spew flame everywhere, superheating the room!
Digifanatic: *2 RES for no damage, still takes the bleeding though.*
Metal Man (GM): Threatens all. 50 damage, piercing, 2x bleed. Digi becomes burning man. Very... very burning man. 10 more damage to burning Digi. Although Digi is on fire with bits of glass stuck in him. That does look pretty bad. ???
Holo Garrick: *Comms* "Bzzzt... guys! It's HG. Listen, I know this is a bad time, but you've got to get away from Vile Metal Sonic!"
King Demon: *C* "Gee, ya think?"
Vile Metal Sonic: "I sealed the exits. Hah!"
Digifanatic: *He still doesn't have a radio, so he's just listening in on someone else!*
Metal Man (GM): ...He did seal the exits... except to that small room on the right...
Holo Garrick: *Comms* "Get clear of him! Now! You don't have much ti--"
KitOrbel: "... Well, that's all I need to know."
King Demon: "Yep."
Holo Garrick: *CLAAAAANG*
Digifanatic: *Clutching his wounds.*
Vile Metal Sonic: *Warily looking for what it is that was supposedly coming at him.*
Kenku does his best to scramble for the door, burning and all.
Holo Garrick: *A massive crashing as some... THING just slams through the roof of the building and lands in the corner of the room opposite of the Questers... it's a large metal device of some sort in the shape of a teardrop...*
King Demon: "Guys, time to go!" *Starts heading for the side room, it seems to be open.*
KitOrbel: *She goes as well, following Kenku.*
Metal Man (GM): Metal Sonic leaps aside, barely. The side room is open, although... the way out of THAT is locked too.
Digifanatic nods and does so, giving himself a Cure, one for Demon, and two for Kit while they head off.
Metal Man (GM): It's just a slight ways away from the massive smashing thing that just happened, though, preventing you from being embedded with splinters. And no, no out-of-turn curing. Just moving out of the way for plot purposes. Metal Sonic looks at the pod.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You sent Eggman to fight me? I have defeated him twice before!"
Holo Garrick: *There's silence for a moment... the device hisses as pressure is equalized and suddenly about five of the panels on the side of the pod fall open.*
King Demon gets into the room, presumably... everyone else is as well?
Vile Metal Sonic: "...That's not Eggman! What tricks do you think you're using against me, hmm? You can't fool me!"
Space Marine: *A massive, hulking humanoid form steps out of the pod... he's easily seven feet tall and covered head to toe in a sort of armored suit that colored red and gold. A plastered picture of a black bird is on the front. The armor itself is scuffed and stained with blood.*
King Demon: "Not a trick WE did, pal."
Vile Metal Sonic: "...That doesn't match my data for Metal Man, either... or Blue Armor Guy... or Borne. Who is this fool?"
Space Marine: *This person is carrying a sword in his right hand, almost as long as him, and a huge looking blaster in his left. His head is covered in a armored helmet. It turns to look at Vile Metal Sonic, then to the Questers... it seems to stand there for a half second before it looks to Vile Metal Sonic and raises that huge gun.*
KitOrbel: "... If he's on ourside, I'll never complain about you all getting nothing done ever again."
Space Marine: "Stand down." *His voice is mechanical in nature, as if he's speaking through a filter.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "You dare tell me to stand down?" *He forms another blade.* "I will impale you like the rest!"
Space Marine: "Very well. One is all that is required. FOR THE EMPEROR! CLEANSE AND PURIFY!!"
King Demon: *To the other Questers* "Emperor?"
Space Marine puts a series of shots in the armor, slugs the size of baseballs filling the air and making to slam into the creature.
Digifanatic: *Mumbling* "Dunno..."
Kenku is more focused on healing himself to keep from burning to death.
Metal Man (GM): He leaps out of the way as the wall behind him explodes. Then...
Space Marine: "On him! Before he has a chance to recover!"
Metal Man (GM): Leaps out of the way yet again!
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your technology is much closer to being worthy against me, but you, too, will fall!"
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Out-range, with ??? and him being in-range.
King Demon fireballs the damn robot a couple times, deciding to stay in the room.
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic is not able to dodge those, after having dodged the wall-destroying death shots. Anything else?
KitOrbel: *She shoots off her marbles, fire. All four of them.*
Metal Man (GM): Two hits. Generally they let you fire around corners, IIRC. So you could take cover, while continuing to fire at them. Something you can't usually do. Also, it's a cheater. ...Doesn't matter though, it wasn't technically an enemy or ??? turn in the way.
Kenku sees Digi, and heals himself and Digi of some bruises, hoping to deaden the burn. (Minor Heal me and Digi)
Digifanatic: *Sighs* "Thanks..." *He still uses four spells: one Cure and one Minor Heal each for him and Demon.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "Is that it? Some spells to heal yourselves? Even your friend won't kill me in time! Let's see... that's a very nice weapon you have there, armored man. Let me try it."
Metal Man (GM): He morphs his own arm into a carbon copy of that cannon. Then he fires it at Digi. Slugs the size of golf balls fly at Digi's face. 125 damage, piercing.
Digifanatic: *Last RES.*
Metal Man (GM): He then fires it again, at Kenku, mimicking Garrick. Er... not Garrick. ???. *BLAM* 125 damage, piercing.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Mmm... yes, this will stay in my persistent data file... whoever you are."
Space Marine roars as he charges VMS, his sword whipping through the air as he slashes into him. The sword buzzes with energy as he cuts through him, or attempts to.
Metal Man (GM): Two hits...
Space Marine: "DIE, HERETIC!" *The first slash cuts him from shoulder to hip, slashing through the nanomachines that make up his body. The second blow, however, seems to vibrate as he connects... and literal EXPLOSION happens that blasts a gust of hot air at everyone, but blows apart another chunk of VMS' body.*
Metal Man (GM): VMS violently explodes from the second one, splattering the area in fried nanites ..And then begins to reform, looking winded.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your..." *Cough* "Sword! Will not... kill me..." *Cough* "...Damn you Evil Wolfman!"
King Demon tries to fireball the... remains?
Metal Man (GM): He leaps away from it, still looking not-so-good.
King Demon: "..." *He fireballs again.*
Metal Man (GM): It does not work. Cue Kaizo Mario style flailing and screaming.
King Demon: *Sigh* (2 TP defend btw, the stunned is done?)
Metal Man (GM): Yes, I think so, Demon. If Kenku is alive, of course.
Kenku rises in a snuff of flame and flash of light (3 SP, EOT)
KitOrbel: *She takes aim and fires again, four fire crystals, one after another.*
Metal Man (GM): Hit, miss, miss, hit. Times like this make me wish I hadn't limited this system so much. I mean, you're still hitting him, even though I gave him a super-crazy dodge. This is what I think of as redlining, but the system takes it just fine.
Digifanatic gives a very heavy sigh... one of which he knows is of exhaustion and the knowingness that he's in tough shape... so he just gives VMS an Icy Kick for now... *Then he casts Wall on himself, defending 1 TP to end his turn.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi does that thing when ice skaters slip on the floor instead of doing a kick. No damage, just amusing. Vile Metal Sonic Aaand... one moment, I need some food or I'm gonna melt from doing two things at once. Back from snack.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your powers are great, but nothing beyond my control."
Metal Man (GM): He begins powering up... His skin hardens into a strange alloy.
Vile Metal Sonic: "I must kill the Questers... not you, strange man... as much as I would gladly do so..."
Metal Man (GM): He summons a phase-pistol into his right hand.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your Quest ends here, Kenku!"
Metal Man (GM): *FWOOOSH* It's one of those lethal f#$%-off lasers! Aieeee! While Kenku goes to dodge...
Holo Garrick: "You are an evil being! You deserve to die above all else!"
Vile Metal Sonic: "I am definitely evil, but you won't succeed in killing me! If you do, someone else will just stupidly release me!"
Space Marine raises his big, booted foot forward and slams it straight into the VMS' chest, sending him flying back before he raises that massive gun again and puts another series of shots into him.
Metal Man (GM): *IMMOLATION* 500 damage to Kenku., piercing. Yes, that means twice the resistance points to resist. Nasty.
KitOrbel: *W* "... Yeah, your replacement would have to be stupid..."
Metal Man (GM): It was a bit hectic earlier. Hit... miss.
Space Marine: *80 dmg, EoT.*
Metal Man (GM): You kick a hole in him. He doesn't ker-splatter, but it does give him a dent.
King Demon tries a different tactic this time, using his rage attack.
Metal Man (GM): You have a new reason to spend 2 SP. Or become enraged. Kenku is dead, can he revive or will he revive?
Vile Metal Sonic: "One down... three to go."
KitOrbel: "..." *She whimpers softly.... She finally takes aim, closing her eyes.* "DIE SCUM!"
Vile Metal Sonic: "I don't think so. My mission will be completed! I will not be outdone by an inferior reploid!"
KitOrbel: "Ah..." ;-;
Vile Metal Sonic: "Soon you will be destroyed. Soon the Quester menace will end!"
Metal Man (GM): As he seems to be getting a bit winded from all the beatings he took. But he's not down yet!
Digifanatic: "What. Ever." *One more Icy Kick... then he gives Kit a Wall, defending for 1 TP again.*
King Demon: "You're a reploid, Kit? Since when?"
Vile Metal Sonic: "Ice to dodge your attack."
Digifanatic gives him a flat glare... not for the word choice, though.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Oh, I think my ability to be merciful has frozen. I think I'm going to need help rebooting it." *He picks at his chest.* "Oops." *His reactor then suddenly goes cold and he fires an ice beam at Digi.*
Metal Man (GM): Digi is frozen solid, and takes 111 damage.
Vile Metal Sonic: "My bad." *He fires it a second time.*
KitOrbel: "... I think it was me talking about mom."
Metal Man (GM): The wall is froze-splode. Now beam two flies at Ian. Will the Digimaster dodge it in time?
Digifanatic: *2 SP!*
Metal Man (GM): He freezes over a wall.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Yes. Do dodge some of those. You were beginning to bore me."
Metal Man (GM): He then turns his right hand into a drill and decides to give Demon a new airhole.
Digifanatic: .oO(I'm afraid you mixed up your weapons in that context...)
Metal Man (GM): Demon gets ztabbed for 66 piercing damage.
Space Marine starts forward slowly, his gun blaring as he puts shot after shot into the air.
Metal Man (GM): Miss, hit. He can only dodge so many.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Urgh. You annoying pest. I'd kill you yesterday if it weren't for my mission!"
Metal Man (GM): if he's alive You can try to do so, yes.
King Demon fireballs the damn robot two more times.
Metal Man (GM): The fireballs fly over his head. We can just say you moved, Digi, and take that amount out of your next turn. An intriguing idea. You may, since it can bend around corners and cause such an effect. It will lose effectiveness after you've done it for one turn's worth of attacks though. Since he will adapt to it, like he does.
KitOrbel: "Let's test this out..."
Metal Man (GM): All hit.
Digifanatic gives Kit a faint nod when he sees her idea...
Metal Man (GM): Yup.
Digifanatic: *Another Wall on himself, 1 TP defense EOT.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "You are brave warriors. All the more honorable for me to fell you by my touch."
Metal Man (GM): He then goes to grab Digi again. He grabs the wall.
Vile Metal Sonic: "You do not die yet, annoying worm."
Metal Man (GM): He turns around and grabs for Demon instead! Deeemon... Deeemon... Deeemon. Demon Demon Deeemon Deeemon... He misses again.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Surely I will not miss now!" *He goes to grab Kit!*
Metal Man (GM): His hand goes through the wall! It's a grab. Wall blocks damage. Normal attacks damage on hit... Grab does not damage until post-hit.
Space Marine: "Clear away from him as best as you can! To the other side of the room!"
KitOrbel: "AYEEEEEEEEE!!!" *No power behind that voice...*
Metal Man (GM): There's also a plot reason to this, which the system can get out of my way from. He chucks Kit into the hard, burning wall, like a football. 88 damage. *KABONK.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "Consider that payback, back-shooter!"
Metal Man (GM): Demon's still out-range. Yes, it's just a wall-smack. He was using less accurate but more spammable moves there.
KitOrbel: X_x "Ow..." *She's fine though... And across the room from him!*
Space Marine makes to slash into him, making to position himself between Digi and him, his sword digging into him once, twice!
Metal Man (GM): Two hits!
Space Marine: "To the other side of the room! All of you!"
King Demon: "Right..."
Vile Metal Sonic: "You, telling Questers to get out of the way? They won't resist running into my fist!"
King Demon takes the opportunity to do as requested, getting to the other side of the room rather quickly.
Metal Man (GM): One move. Because the walls and stuff that were in the way were already busted by the earlier deathrays and mayhem. The place is a wreck.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Ahahaha... another destroyed building."
Metal Man (GM): Yes. Demon can grab Kenku's body. He cannot, however, use it as a sled. No extra TP use for that. Anything else, like a slow-moving fireball?
King Demon: *Grabs Kenku then makes for the other side of the room... err... exit... err... whatever, before Defending for whatever TP remains*
Metal Man (GM): She resisted it. Before Kit can make a move, a reploid with an evil crown and a long cape appears beside her?!
Vile Metal Sonic: "Yes! Help me kill the Questers, Evil Wolfman!"
KitChan: "AYEE!" *She falls down onto her butt.* "Ack... Oh god..." ._.
Panzer looks down at Kit. "You idiot. You should have known better... Let's go Kit. You're coming with me."
Metal Man (GM): Kit: Coming with Panzer, or not?
Vile Metal Sonic: "Kidnapping a Quester? That is completely not in the plan! ...Evil Wolfman, why are you wearing women's clothing?"
King Demon draws his sword once more, ready to attack Panzer she tries anything.
KitOrbel: "M-momma?" *She blinks twice,* "But- I-..." *She glances at Digi and Ian...* "Yes Momma." *She takes Panzer's hand.*
King Demon: "Kit, no, don't!"
Panzer: "Autumnus cursed me. I help, I die. That easy. Don't you see the ... I'm not EW. I'm the one that threatened you in the first place, and I should shoot you for good measure." *She takes Kit's hand and picks her up, setting her on a shoulder.*
King Demon: "KIT!"
Digifanatic: "..." *Glares at Kit for a moment.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "...Forgive my poor eyesight, Panzer, they only destroyed my eyes eight times."
Panzer: "Not my problem. Blame Autumnus."
Vile Metal Sonic: "Evil Wolfman can't possibly want you to save a Quester! ...I'm not going to bother, the others will be easier to kill anyway!"
KitOrbel: "... Momma... I don't wanna fight anymore... I want this all to stop."
King Demon: "You do this, you side with her, you become our enemy too, you know that ,right?"
Panzer: "Shut up Demon."
Digifanatic: "Why don't we hear Kit first?!"
Panzer: "You know I'll keep her away from this entire mess."
Vile Metal Sonic: "Surely you're going to hurl her into a volcano?"
Panzer: "Fine. Hear her. No, Sonic. She's my daughter and I would never do anything to harm her."
King Demon: "You'd better, Panz, but if it comes down to us and you, if she chooses you, we won't show any mercy."
Panzer: "No worries, Demon. You and your band of miscreants won't be around long enough to do much of anything against either of us."
KitOrbel: *She winces.* "No... I don't... I don't..." *And starts bawling.* "I WANT EVERYONE TO STOP FIGHTING! I wanna be happy with mom and with you guys and I want everything to go back to the way it was before!"
Vile Metal Sonic: "It is not you I listen to. Evil Wolfman is my liege. Did he approve of this?"
Panzer: "He knows where my loyalties lie, and has never said anything different."
King Demon: "We'll see, Panz. Kit, you're on your own."
Digifanatic: .oO(I don't think we'll be happy if she sides with both of us at this rate...)
KitOrbel: "..." *She whimpers again...* "Why can't we be a family... Why can't we all just be a family...?"
Panzer: "Then again, Sonic, I believe he sent you here to die off anyway. He knew you'd loose. Because we can't, dear."
Vile Metal Sonic: "...I will prove him wrong. They will all die!"
King Demon: "Because your mother has sided with our enemy, and as long as that's the case, it is not possible. You side with her, you become our enemy as well."
Vile Metal Sonic: "But clearly, if Kit goes with you, and what these worms are saying is true, she will join our side anyway! So do as you wish. I will win either way! Ah hah hah hah haaaa!"
Digifanatic: "What would you rather have? One chaotic parent, or a complete family who's actually calm and sane?"
Panzer: "Kit isn't siding with us, she's taking no side, I'm simply keeping her out of things and safe."
Kaine: "And when the fight comes to your doorstep? What then?"
King Demon: "And when the fight comes to your doorstep? What then?"
Vile Metal Sonic: "Neutrality then? It all benefits me in the end! So get out of the way, Panzer, so I can kill the rest. One less Quester to kill is one more chance for me to win."
Panzer snorts and lays a hand on her rifle, the cursed aura growing a little around herself. She'd snarl a little and shake her head. "You're lucky, Questers."
KitOrbel: "..." *She growls at Vile Metal Sonic.* "SHUT UP! YOU INSUFFERABLE JERK! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP!!! Momma... I don't want to fight. I just want to play with Sari..."
Space Marine turns his armored head toward Panzer, staring at her for a moment before turning his attention back to VMS, sheathing his weapon to reach into a pouch at the back of his belt...
King Demon: "We are not allies, Panzer, keep her safe. Kit, if you stay with her you'd better stay out of our way."
Panzer: "Shut up Sonic. You were doomed here for a reason. I'll bring word of your traitorism to EW myself." *She'd chuckle at Kit and pat her on the head.* "That's my girl! I'll find Sari for you. Let's go home, dear." *She'd vanish, taking Kit with her.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "The toiling of fools has rewarded me another chance. Now I can really kill you all!"
King Demon glares at the location Panzer had been for a few more seconds before returning his gaze to VMS and getting ready to fight again.
Digifanatic gets out of the way at Space Marine's request.
Space Marine: "Come, beast! Your fight is with me!"
Metal Man (GM): Oops.
Digifanatic gives Demon a Wall, defending for 1 TP. NOW EOT.
Vile Metal Sonic: "..." *Idea bulb* "Yes. Yes it is!"
Metal Man (GM): Vile Metal Sonic then looks at the wall.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Hm."
Metal Man (GM): He rockets at it at full speed! At Demon. (Forgot to specify)
Vile Metal Sonic: "Hah!"
Metal Man (GM): He misses... it was a full-finger poke of doom.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Now..."
Metal Man (GM): He goes to pick up Demon, fully aware of the wall...
Vile Metal Sonic: "..."
King Demon: *Shrug.*
Vile Metal Sonic: "RAAAAAAAA!!!!" *He puts a black field around himself and flings himself at Demon at even faster speeds!*
Metal Man (GM): Hit.
King Demon: *1 SP.*
Metal Man (GM): One second too late. It shatters the shield... ...but deals 50 piercing damage. He bounces off and right back where he usually stands.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Your tiresome tactics will not repulse me! ..." *He looks at the space marine.* "My preferred ammunition, thrown Questers refused to cooperate. I hope you'll consider that fair."
King Demon: "You're welcome."
Space Marine: "I am tired of your tactics as well, creature! Feel the power of the void!"
King Demon: "The Void?!?"
Vile Metal Sonic: "You're going to use The Void against me? And I thought the Questers were foolish..."
Digifanatic: "As if this fight wasn't enough..."
Space Marine pulls a large sphere object from his belt and makes to shove it straight into his maw, the orb beeping as it goes...
King Demon: "No kidding. Time for us to go, Ian?"
Metal Man (GM): Hmmm...
Digifanatic: "It might be..."
Space Marine: *The bomb misses by a centimeter, landing against the ground and bouncing once before EXPLODING into a... it appears to be an actual, real, living black hole. It yanks at the pair of them, smashing part of VMS into atom sized pieces...*
Vile Metal Sonic: "Ngh... gah! You and your... technology..."
Metal Man (GM): He rips himself free, barely, but is clearly on his last legs. Half of him was ripped away into the black hole. Now he's reformed again, but sparking and... he's having trouble maintaining his form.
Vile Metal Sonic: "No... not here... not now! I am so close! Two of them removed, and a third... ngh! I will kill one of you long-running fools!" *He shakes a fist which is melting and reforming constantly.*
Metal Man (GM): Yes, he's in melee range now. MS had to run from the black hole. Where MS was standing is now a massive black hole.
King Demon uses his impale attack to try to push VMS back into the black hole.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Ngh..." *He melts out of the way, still slippery.* "I'm not going down... thaT easIlEy..."
King Demon: *Then defends for the remaining TP.*
Digifanatic is still stubborn as ever... starting out with another 1 TP charge Fire Punch...
Metal Man (GM): So has MS'. :p He sputters, becoming yet more unstable.
Digifanatic: .oO(I have just about had it...) *If he uses one movement towards Metal Sonic, does Didge risk being sucked into the black hole?*
Metal Man (GM): No, you're in-range and would be moving to Flank him. Getting behind him, however, would risk black hole suckage.
Digifanatic: *...Aerial Takedown. He's only flanking.*
Metal Man (GM): He dodges, barely. He stands there, malfunctioning.
Vile Metal Sonic: "In all my battles... never have I encountered soo... man.y... figh... t... e.rs... at once... without an... army..."
Metal Man (GM): He forms... not one, but TWO phase pistols.
Vile Metal Sonic: "Yo... u... won't... ESCAPE... My... WRATH!!... kzzztbf..."
Metal Man (GM): He turns them sideways, walks up to Digi, and fires them both point blank at Digi. Then he is pushed backwards into the black hole and disintegrated. 500 piercing, 500 piercing. He spent the last of his energy just to kill you. You should be proud... ...and also vaporized... He is utterly annihilated. Thanks to the black hole, he won't be coming back, barring some stupid move with remaining pieces of him.
Space Marine glances at the remains of the creature, picking them up and tossing them into the slowly fading black hole so they are crushed into oblivion.
Metal Man (GM): Digi can revive. Of course, 3 SP surcharge and all. The building is utterly obliterated, and you get a comms.
Digifanatic: *He does so...*
King Demon: *Nods to the man* "Thanks... uh..."
Dr. Light: *R* "The Stadium is under attack! *Static* Evill... Wolfman..." *KHZT.*
Digifanatic: "I BLEW THROUGH EVERY RESOURCE I HAD, YOU BETTER BE HAPPY TO HAVE KILLED YOURSELF!"
Evil Wolfman: *R* "Divide... and... Conquer." *Click.*
King Demon: *Sighs* "Our work is never done... We need to get back to the Stadium, NOW!"
Metal Man (GM): The warp isn't working. Guess Evil Wolfman messed it up. It's not far from here, but you'll have to take it on foot, unless the mysterious space marine is involved or something.
King Demon: "And take the long way..." *Sighs and takes off.*
Space Marine slowly turns his gaze to Demon, staring at him for a moment before walking over to the drop pod and walking inside of it, hitting a few buttons on a panel just inside. "Wait."
Digifanatic: "It doesn't look like we CAN, Demon! We have to run back... Or not..." *Runs towards the pod.*
King Demon: *Pauses* "What?"
Space Marine: "We can get there quicker if we use my ship."
Space Marine: "I am calling it down now."
Metal Man (GM): Kenku has a note which says 'If I am dead, leave me be so that Red Text can beam me up.' Ooookay....
Space Marine turns as he presses a few buttons more and heads toward the exit of the building.
King Demon: "Normally I wouldn't trust a stranger, but since you helped us with that prick, and we're a bit desperate..." *Notices the note, shrugs and drops Kenku's body.*
Metal Man (GM): Kenku is, in fact beamed up. I guess that weird note doubled as a tracking beacon. A new note appears in Demon's hands.
King Demon reads it.
Metal Man (GM): I'll figure out a way to repair this damaged merchandise while you settle whatever crisis is going on at the moment.
Space Marine: *As the Questers walk outside with the hulking man, they see a ship descending rapidly from the sky and landing a moment later. The ship is covered in series of odd modifications and weird devices, but it's clear. That's the Dauntless.*
King Demon: "... now THERE'S an old friend..."
Digifanatic: *Sighs and follows the Marine to the ship* "Yeah, it is..."
King Demon: *Reading the note* "Gee, thanks for the help, Red." *Crumples it and throws it away.*
Metal Man (GM): The crumpled up note is also beamed up, and a new one appears in Demon's hands.
Space Marine: *As everyone files in, the man moves to a nearby panel and hits a few switches before speaking.*
Metal Man (GM): Don't litter. That's rude.
King Demon: "..."
Metal Man (GM): Then the note beams away before Demon can crumple it up.
King Demon burns this... nevermind.
Space Marine: "Nova. Take us toward the stadium. Full speed."
Metal Man (GM): The ship would head towards the Stadium... and you couple can downtime in the ship, or just finish IC here.
King Demon: "I haven't been in this thing in... a long time!" *Looking around, smiling.*
Metal Man (GM): As we be pausin' here... +6 EXP to all Questers.
Space Marine would holster the large bolt pistol at his side, sheathing his sword at his hip before he moved to a nearby panel and made to provide the people on board with whatever medical supplies they would need.
King Demon: *Takes what he needs to patch himself up* "SO... Garrick, I assume?"
Metal Man (GM): And it's all Questers, even inactive ones, dead ones, whatever. Easier to tally that way, since we're nearing the end.
Digifanatic: *His head is quivering, one of the few times he is actually angry at himself...* "They're right, Demon... we DO keep screwing up..." *Pounds his fist into a cushion.*
King Demon: "Yeah... I knew something wasn't right about this... which begs the question, why the HELL did I agree to it?"
Digifanatic: "Because the fuse is short and we were desperate, THAT'S why."
Space Marine turns to look at Demon for a moment. He stares at him before reaching for his helmet pressing a series of depressions near the base, removing it with a hiss... it does indeed look remarkably like Garrick. His hair is back to it's normal brown, but his face is scared and slightly dirty.
Digifanatic: "We're trying to do every single little thing we can, a lot of it because we don't have the power we used to on Alsa, and everyone who's against us plays this on us!"
King Demon: *Nods* "Nice to see you again." *Holds out his hand, smiling.*
Space Marine: "You need to calm down, Digi."
Digifanatic: "I probably should... we've been in this situation before... but never when we've been punchlined so many times by our own bosses for our mistakes..."
Metal Man (GM): They did meet, Demon, just it was eons ago.
Digifanatic grips his hands against the arms of the seat he's in...
Garrick Fy`aar glances to Demon, then to his hand, just nodding for now.
Digifanatic: *Exhales* "But I agree with Demon, it is good seeing you again..."
Garrick Fy`aar: "Probably not the best idea right now for me to shake hands."
King Demon: "... Right." *Puts his hand away* "Well, thanks for the help. That guy's been a pain in our ass since Alsa."
Garrick Fy`aar: "He's gone now. A Void Grenade will destroy nearly anything."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I apologize if I seem... different. I have been through a great deal in the past several years. In any event, I received the AI's message. I came here against orders. I am now a rogue. But if it is to end the need for the Questers and it's insane, rambling actions, then I will go against everyone to see it ended. Appreciate what I am doing."
Digifanatic: "Don't worry, I do."
King Demon: "I won't complain, I've been at war far too long myself, even BEFORE I joined the Questers."
Garrick Fy`aar: "I am going against the Emperor himself for you all."
Metal Man (GM): Next time: What in the world is going on at Quester HQ? Carmen Sandiego stealing all the cookies? A giraffe on the loose? No... Evil Wolfman is up to nothing good! Find out... next session!
Metal Man (GM): Recap/intro The Questers had been lured off by Dr. Light, who promised them Lighttech. They wound up discovering Dr. Light was actually Dr. Robotnik's creation, Metal Sonic. Vile Metal Sonic. Things were bad until Garrick Fy'arr showed up out of nowhere to aid them.. ..And the other Questers managed to brute-force Nanite Metal Sonic into oblivion. But what of the Stadium? Indeed, at the Stadium, Mewtwo is busy holding the immense cannon. The Brawlers would be around. And coincidentally, Deloth would have wandered in for a visit, after having been gone for a very long time. The group is in/around the Assembly room, although no briefing is going on. Continuation Mewtwo is busy cradling the super-cannon, tapping it on the desk.
Deloth: "Well, looks like the gang's all here."
Mewtwo: "I won't be happy if Dr. Light takes any longer than he already has... We must hurry. We have three... no, two daysish until the end of the world, if what Evil Wolfman said is true..."
Agatha` looks at Mewtwo. "Be careful not to blow up your desk."
Jet sits in the assembly room waiting on results from the Questers. A small flame he controls floats and dances in front of him.
Deloth: *Del leans up against a wall, now with a lever-action shotgun strapped to his back across Durandal.*
Jason: *Looking around, surprised* "Wow, Deloth... surprised you're here."
Deloth: "Yeah, I figured I'd stop in for a visit."
Jason: .oO(Kraela, where the heck did you run off with that sword you got?) *shakes his head.*
Deloth: "Did I miss the apocalypse of the week?"
Jason: "Not yet..."
Mewtwo: "No, you're right on schedule. This should be the final one, however."