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Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Apr 12, 2020 14:02:28 GMT -8
Sonic began to run to the locale when everyone else seemed to be on board with following the roars from elsewhere. Quickly catching up with the jet-black hedgehog, Sonic skidded to a stop as he noticed Giga Bowser. He looked about ready to go and teach the giant lizard a lesson, only for the Villager to say that Bowser was the village's protector. Needless to say, Sonic looked rather confused at this revelation, before his eyes turned to see the true troublemaker.
The blue blur looked at the lava worm. Something about it felt...oddly familiar, but..not at the same time. And that name...Iblis...he could've sworn he heard it somewhere...however, his attention was caught by Shadow's change in behavior.
...wait a second...!
"Look out!" Sonic yelled, but it was too late, as "Shadow" shot the illusionary Villager with dark energy, and soon shifted into a different form - or rather, the faker's true form. As Sonic slid into a combat position, the illusion unmade itself, as Zorua came along and taunted Mephiles...which turned out to be a grave mistake, as the small Pokemon was slammed into the wall, and the faker holding her in a tight grip.
e7ddkJO1p_1d20+5 (Sonic to the rescue!)
A blue blur would zoom in and smack Mephiles, taking the Pokemon off of his grasp. Sonic would hit the breaks and slow down, looking at the greyish hedgehog(?) with...disdain? "So you're the guy that faked being me and basically ruined both my day and reputation! Oh boy, I'm charmed." Sonic snarked as he settled the poor Zorua down, silently telling her to get outta there. "...'Kay, you know what? You're actually half-decent at faking people." Sonic reluctantly admitted, before drawing a smirk. "Aaaand that's where my compliments start and end. I got a beef with ya, faker, and I'm gonna make sure you get your butt kicked again!"
He had a couple more choice words for the foe, but those...could wait a bit. Sonic quickly curled into a ball and revved up, storing some power for a moment before shooting himself at Mephiles at sonic speed! Afterwards, he landed on the ground and rushed Mephiles with a series of rapid punches, one after another, all meant to smack his ugly mug somewhere.
p_1d20+5 (Sonic's Spin Dash @ Mephiles! An action was used to charge it. 20% damage!)
Post by heirtothemonado on Jun 28, 2020 12:55:12 GMT -8
Ignoring Shadow's gripes that they shouldn't listen to this villager. Jr flew off as fast as he could toward the sound of the roar. As the roar sounded again, this time in pain, Jr sped up, pushing the Clown Car as fast as it could go. Papa sounded like he was in trouble! Soon enough, he reached the place where the roars were coming from.
"P-Papa?!" Jr cried out, watching the monstrous version of his father fight against that huge....thing. The Koopa Prince had never seen anything like it! He was so spellbound by this monstrous creature that he didn't notice Shadow acting really strangely. Like he was also spellbound, but in a different way. It was only when Sonic called out that Jr noticed that something was off
"H-hey! You're not Shadow!" Jr cried. He was just about to ram the fake Shadow out of the way when....everything disappeared. Completely. They were back in the magma caves! "Wh-what? What just happened? Where's the town?" Jr stammered, before seeing the little fox Pokemon reappear. Then it clicked with him what might have happened. "Was....was none of that real?" he asked no one in particular. As he tried getting his wits about him, the fake Shadow imposter had grabbed the Zorua by the throat, crushing her against the way, but fortunately Sonic had been fast enough to get the illusion fox out of there. With Zoura out of danger, Jr could turn his attention to the fake Shadow. "So, you're the Mephiles that I've been hearing everyone talking about. The one Papa had to punch out before everyone got infected. Well, I'm not gonna let you get away with this anymore!" With that, Jr popped a pair of boxing gloves out of the sides of the Clown Car, before charging toward Mephiles at full speed.
Just as Mephiles was getting ready to finish the little fox off, he felt something, or rather someone, ram right into him, causing the shadowy being to lose his grip on the fox allowing Sonic to save it. The blue hedgehog urged the fox to get out of there, and the little thing, clearly shaken up by its ordeal, swiftly nods and rushes out of the scene as fast as possible. She’d had her fun, and now she wanted to go home.
As for Mephiles himself, though mouthless now, one might’ve noticed the increased rage reflected in his slimy green eyes, but the moment he realized who had attacked him, they became calm again. “Aw, did I cause you some trouble?” Mephiles chuckled a bit. “Well, if it makes you feel any better, consider that a bit of a… compensation for the little gift you’d given me.” If one was listening to Mephiles’s tone, there was clear sarcasm in his voice.”Of course,” he continued. “It didn’t completely repay the debt, but I assure you, I’ll get to that.” The demon hedgehog backed up into the shadows and leered at the group.
“I’d love to stick around and chat with you all,” he said. “But I’ve been keeping your friend Shadow waiting. Oh, don’t worry Sonic, I’ll be sure to take care of you next, but I’ve been putting this off for much too long…” Before Mephiles could slip away, however, the fake shadowy hedgehog found himself ducking away from a couple of boxing gloves heading in his direction before barely slipping away from another one, and side stepping a last one.
Mephiles looked over at the young Koopa in the clown car who… looked somewhat familiar. Had he seen him before? The kid had just previously said something about… Oh. This was that giant turtle’s son. Very interesting… Before the gray shadowy being could really react, he found himself being rammed at full force by the vehicle, the phantom like being coughing at the sheer force. A cannon ball was then sent in his direction, but Mephiles rolled into a ball and evaded it.
“Not bad, kid,” he sneered. “But do you honestly think you can beat me with a piece of junk like that?” Mephiles found himself chuckling as he backed away. He was outnumbered two to one, and things weren’t looking quite in his favor. There was only one thing for Mephiles to do in times like this. The demon hedgehog formed a purple orb behind him, leering at both Bowser Jr and Sonic. Isabelle seemed to have been sent elsewhere in all the confusion. “You can try to stop me if you’d like,” Mephiles dared with a glint in his eye. “But I’ve got a score to settle with Shadow. I know you have a thing about impatient Sonic, but you’ll simply have to wait your turn this time.”
And with that being said, Mephiles leaped into the portal. The gray hedgehog’s portal would remain, but not forever. If Sonic and Jr wanted to get to where Shadow was, they’d need to act fast.
Whether the two would walk into the portal or not, Shadow, the real one this time, found himself deep inside the caves. Every step he’d taken up until this point had filled him with dread, anticipating that this was some kind of trap. But the feeling in the pit of Shadow’s stomach couldn’t let him believe that Mephiles was gone for good, so he couldn’t back out of it. The cave was pretty dark up to this point. Had it not been for the magma flowing around in certain spots of the cave, Shadow might’ve been walking blind.
However, as Shadow finally came to the deepest part of the cave, the hedgehog noticed a small glint of light in the back. The hedgehog was walking straight for the item in the back, and… Shadow had seen it. Settled in the ground was a surprisingly fragile looking scepter. Just as the item seemed to be in Shadow’s grasp, the hedgehog didn’t account for a pair of peering green eyes behind him. However, when something purple and sharp was getting ready to slam down on him, the hedgehog managed to leap out of the way.
Unfortunately he wasn’t able to get away completely unscathed as he found his right arm being slashed by another claw. “Ack!” The hedgehog grunted in pain, grabbing onto his injured arm and spinning to face the person who had done it only to be met by green eyes. Pairs of them. Many many many pairs of green eyes. Shadow suddenly found his blood growing cold as the dark cave suddenly brightened itself up with a purple light to reveal so many Mephiles surrounding Shadow it was overwhelming.
“You’re going to have to think of something more original, old friend,” Shadow spun around to see another Mephiles stepping out of a purple orb with a pair of confident, serpent green eyes staring right into Shadow’s own fiery ruby eyes. “I’m afraid getting to the scepter won’t be as easy as finding it.”
Shadow scowled. The hedgehog had wished that he wasn’t right in this instance, but not only was Mephiles here, but there were more Mephiles to spare. “Don’t you have your own face to walk around in?” Shadow sneered right back. “Seems like all you’re good at is being a copycat.”
Mephiles cackled evilly before squinting in Shadow in pure delight. “Oh, does this upset you?” Mephiles taunted. “Well, good! That’s only the tip of the iceberg on the grief you’ve caused me.”
“I don’t even know what you’re talking about,” Shadow insisted. “You’re the one who wanted to destroy this planet, and you framed Sonic in the process! Frankly the only one who should be peeved out of the two of us is me.”
“I don’t need to explain everything to you, Shadow,” Mephiles cackled. “All I need to do is shred you to pieces, and then I have one less thorn in my side. And my, have you been quite the thorn.” The demon hedgehog balled his hands into fists, as Shadow did the same. “I know it’s futile,” Mephiles sighed almost. “But I can’t help but see your potential for my cause.”
“What are you even fighting for, Shadow?” Mephiles questioned sinisterly, causing the other hedgehog to take pause a little. “A planet that persecuted you? A race that threw you away like trash? One that’s always looking for someone to blame when things go wrong? What do you think will happen to you when you get back to your home? The inevitable. People would either forget what happened and things would be normal until the next cataclysm, or they won’t forget. And who do you think they’ll blame when things do go back to normal?”
Silence. Shadow hadn’t quite considered that yet. Shadow was a creature many people didn’t understand and often feared. The black hedgehog always liked to think that he and the humans had grown above it, but Shadow couldn’t help but wonder if there were people who still didn’t trust him. The fact was that that would always be the case. There would always be someone who didn’t trust Shadow, and there would always be someone who would point the finger at him when things went wrong.
Mephiles squinted his eyes as he turned away from Shadow before looking toward his army of Mephiles. “You could destroy it all, you know,” Mephiles said coldly and simply. “Your potential for destruction is incredible. The determination you had just to find this item, just of the pure chance it had to defeat me is frankly rather foolish, but it tells me just how capable you are. We could make waste upon the land and the planet would be swallowed in flame.”
“Well that’s all well and good for you,” Shadow huffed, not at all impressed by the other’s attempt to try and sway him. “But I’m afraid I’m not interested. I happen to have a different calling from you. One that’s more beneficial than yours. In fact… one that yours just so happens to be in opposition of.” Shadow formed a smirk on his face. “And I happened to make a few promises myself that I intend to-”
“You see?” Mephiles scoffed. “That. That is why I despise you. Everyone else in your world has some kind of passion, a purpose in their life that’s fulfilling to them. Sonic is an adventure holic, Tails has his silly little machines, heck even Dr. Eggman at least has a dream to aspire to for himself. But you. You can’t function unless you have a calling given to you from someone else. Nothing you strive for is ever for your own benefit, and then you stand there and act as if you’re better than everyone else, like you have a higher calling than the rest of us when all you are is a servant. A slave. You disgust me.”
“You have no idea what you’re even talking about,” Shadow shouted back at Mephiles with a scowl. “The path that I’ve taken is my own decision! It’ll benefit-”
“Benefit mankind?” Mephiles scowled. “You mean the call your creator called you to do? The one who made you immortal in hopes of giving his granddaughter a cure? The same person who brainwashed you into carrying out his petty revenge scheme and then left you to clean up after all of his messes?”
“You talk as if you haven’t tried any of that yourself,” Shadow stated, unwavered by what Mephiles had to say. “Impersonating someone who’s considered a hero to many, brainwashing a group of people into thinking that destroying the planet is the best course of action, and then vanishing to allow them to do your bidding in their absence? At least I’m doing good for the world. Not only are you causing destruction, but you don’t even have the decency to do it yourself. At least the Professor left it to me because he ran out of time. You shoved it off to someone else because you’re a coward.”
Mephiles’s face contorted in rage as a dark energy enveloped to being, causing the hedgehog to transform into his more crystalline form, the one he’d seen in the Absolution ship. Without so much as another word, Mephiles leaped forward at Shadow to slash at him again, This time, however, Shadow was ready. He caught both hands into Shadow’s own as he tried to push against Mephiles the two trying to force the other back. In the wake, the clones behind Mephiles started to flow at Shadow, as well as anyone who happened to be there with him.
Watch out everyone! The fight has begun! Mephiles has a seemingly innumerable amount of clones at his disposal! Roll a DEX check of 13 three times. Each fail will result in 12% of damage. There is only one real Mephiles in this massive pile of Mephiles, so roll an INT roll of 20 to check if you hit the real Mephiles. If you don’t hit Mephiles, that’s okay. You’ll still be able to attack the copies. Hitting the copies will result in the next INT roll check to decrease. You can choose not to roll INT and just attack the copies if you wish, but the INT roll won’t cause an action.
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Aug 15, 2020 20:07:37 GMT -8
"Wh--Hey! Get back here, you phony!" Sonic spoke towards Mephiles with an ever-so-slight tone of contempt as the guy retreated into a portal. He wasn't done with this dude, not by a long shot. With no hesitation, Sonic leapt towards the portal left behind by Mephiles...crashing into a...let's say 'moment he was trying to have' with Shadow.
In an odd moment to even himself, Sonic...decided to keep quiet, and listen to the guy's mad ramblings, and how...he was trying to convince Shadow to help him out with his evil schemes or...whatever he was planning. He folded his arms and smirked as he tried to tear into Shadow - only for him to not budge in the slightest. That was just how Shadow was as a person, and he wasn't going to change anytime soon.
Once Shadow roasted Mephiles and prompted the other to throw a temper tantrum (as well as eliciting a chuckle from the blue hedgehog), the two started to fight. Sonic smirked, getting ready to jump in the fray, when Mephiles suddenly started...duplicating himself?!
p_1d20+5 p_1d20+5 (Mephiles' Attack of the Clones dodge rolls.)
The rush of duplicates didn't hinder the blue blur's advancement. He pushed past the swarm, meeting up with the jet-black hedgehog. "Yo, Shades! Sorry to drop in uninvited, but I couldn't let ya hog this poser for yourself. I've still got a score to settle with that freak, after all!" Sonic said, sporting the same smirk and 'tude he was known to have, though...there was definitely some anger sprinkled on that last sentence.
p_1d20(Sonic fails to find the real deal.)
"Still...kinda hard to see him in this crowd." Sonic muttered, looking at the several Mephiles clones around them. "Let's see if I can't clean up the place a little bit. Keep your eyes peeled for the real thing!" He said before leaping towards the clone swarm and curled into a ball before ramming into some of them with a burst of speed, trying to knock them away with Homing Attacks.
p_1d20+5 (Sonic's Homing Attack @ Mephiles Clones! 17% damage!) p_1d20+5 (Sonic's Homing Attack @ Mephiles Clones! 17% damage!) p_1d20+5 (Sonic's Homing Attack @ Mephiles Clones! Due to all actions being used to perform Homing Attacks, this one deals 20% damage!)
Post by heirtothemonado on Aug 27, 2020 18:22:06 GMT -8
"Hey! We're not done with you yet! Get back here!" Jr yelled after Mephiles. As the shadowy...thing escaped through a self made portal, Jr hit the gas on the Clown Car and followed him through at top speed. Piece of junk, huh? Well, he'd show that guy a thing or two about what the Clown Car could do!
Once Jr had got to the other side, however, he screeched to a stop as he saw Mephiles and Shadow having a staredown. He couldn't pretend he quite knew what they were talking about, but it sounded like Mephiles had some kind of beef with Shadow. Shadow didn't look like he wanted to back down though, so he wasn't going to either! As Shadow got the last word in, Jr watched as Mephiles attacked him in a rage. That was his cue to get moving!
Before he could get very far, however, hundreds of Mephileses suddenly appeared out of nowhere, streaming toward Shadow and sweeping Jr up in the crowd along with them.
The Koopa prince attempted to makes some headway out of the stream of clones, but it was no use. He was swept away and knocked to the other end of the room. Luckily he managed to stay in the Clown Car, so once he was free of the clone storm, Jr righted himself and steered himself back to the fray. Squinting toward the crowd as Sonic started to tear through it, something caught his eye...
p_1d20+2 (Jr's attempt to spot the real Mephiles: Success!)
"There! The real one is right there!" Jr cried out, pointing to one of the Mephiles in the crowd. He couldn't really explain how, but that one stuck out to him against the sea of clones, despite not really looking all that different. Stepping on the gas once again, Jr sped toward the real Mephiles, deploying his boxing gloves to try and sock Mephiles right in his stupid face
p_1d20+2 (Jr's Boxing Gloves! DMG 5%)
p_1d20+2 (And again)
Reeling back a little to wind up another punch, Jr swapped his boxing gloves for a pair of drills, aiming to slam them into Mephiles as well!
p_1d20+2 (Jr's Critfail Drill Shove! It's not possible, but if Mephiles somehow fails this roll, he takes a 10% followup attack)
Finally, Jr deployed the cannon once again, but instead of launching a cannonball, a blast of compressed air shot from the cannon, enough force behind it to knock Mephiles and whatever clones that were near him a good distance away.
Shadow tried to push against who he thought was the real Mephiles, but found himself wincing as the hedgehog felt a lot of pressure being forced on his injured arm. The black hedgehog hissed quietly, but tried to swallow it as he didn’t want his opponent to realize the weakness. Shadow forced an intense glare as he tried to overcompensate by pushing much harder. A wry smile formed on Mephiles’s face, however, and it was obvious to the Ultimate Life Form that he wasn’t fooling anyone.
Then, almost completely out of nowhere as far as Shadow could tell, Sonic and Jr swooped in. Shadow grunted a bit in response to Sonic’s greeting, though it wasn’t necessarily out of annoyance. He was in the middle of a struggle after all. “Sonic,” Shadow questioned, almost losing his footing against his struggle with Mephiles. “But… how’d you even know I was-?” Shadow looked up at the Mephiles he was fighting, who then transformed to look exactly like him, giving the Ultimate Life Form a sinister grin. “...You… you made a mission request? But… why? Why would you do that?”
The sinister grin only grew at Shadow’s absolute shock at Mephiles’s strange actions. “I told you I’d make you pay,” Mephiles practically growled. “Having Silver here would’ve made this quite pathetic, but I suppose crushing that koopa child will be the next best thing.” Shadow gritted his teeth, glancing over to Jr before glaring back at Mephiles. “Oh, so you do know him…” Mephiles chuckled a bit, making Shadow even angrier. “That’ll make this fun. Of course, we can also watch and see how long Sonic can float in the middle of the ocean until-”
Mephiles was suddenly silenced when Shadow grabbed him by the face and attempted to slam him down into the dirt. However, the Mephiles seemed to vanish before he could do so, causing Shadow to glance around desperately. That wasn’t the real Mephiles… but how wasn’t it? He was looking right at him! Something dawned on the hedgehog, then… Of course it wasn’t the real one. The real Mephiles wouldn’t make such dirty threats head on like that. But then… where was he?
Little did Shadow know, Mephiles started rising out of his very own shadow, getting ready to grab him and drag him in. However, just as he was about to do so:
“There! The real one is right there!” Shadow glanced over at Jr before looking behind him and seeing Mephiles reaching for him. It was quick thinking from Jr that managed to knock Mephiles away from Shadow, causing the demon creature to roll backward before jumping away from the second one and being hit on the side by the third one. Mephiles scowled at the koopa who dared, but scowled even more at the sight of Sonic.
The blue hedgehog was decimating his clones with ease whilst not once ever hitting him. Sonic may not have found the real one, but those could’ve been him if he had. He always knew this blue hedgehog to be quite the threat to his plans, to the point where he wanted him gone. Sonic seemed to defy death to the point where even after he killed him he erased Mephiles from existence. That in its own right made Sonic deserving of everything Mephiles has done to him so far in his eyes, but Mephiles couldn’t ignore the one who was a consistent thorn in his side from the moment he was freed.
First, though, he needed to contend with a certain little brat. Mephiles simply stepped to the side to avoid the drill and readied himself to avoid the cannon as well. This one wasn’t as successful, but Mephiles managed to take the attack without a wince. The demon squinted at Jr’s petty words before melting into a pile of what looked like slime.
Shadow tried to jumped at Mephiles, but before he could punch him square in the face, he was already gone. His fist only met dead air, as Mephiles sank back into the striped hedgehog’s shade. Shadow suddenly felt a force making him incapable of taking a step before feeling himself being dragged across the cave by some kind of force, slamming him on one of the walls of the cave at full force, causing Shadow to grunt as he landed on his injured arm.
Jr would suddenly find himself surrounded my Mephiles clones, with the real one refusing to leave Shadow's shadow. Just as one was about to attempt to slash at him, something scratched at the Mephiles clone and made it disappear. Standing between Jr and the clone was Jr's father: Bowaser. Not a mutated Bowser, the real Bowser! The king of the koopas glanced around before looking over to his son and shooting him a reassuring smirk.“Heh! These prickly rats are nothing.” Bowser bragged as he took a heavy step forward. “Leave this one to me, son! It seems as if someone didn't learn their lesson.” And with that, Bowser widened his stance as he readied to attack whatever clone was coming.
However, what Sonic was seeing was quite different. There, standing directly in front of Jr, was a crouched down Metal Sonic, ready to pounce at Jr at any moment. If Sonic didn’t act fast, Jr was about to be sliced to ribbons, no doubt! “TARGET ACQUIRED…" Still… it seemed rather odd that Metal Sonic would bring his attention to Jr when Sonic was in the room, wasn’t it? But did that really matter? Jr was in danger!
Sonic! Jr! One of you, if not both, is being deceived! React as you see fit, but Bowser/Metal Sonic is now the target. You may choose to attack or even defend him, but if action isn’t taken, there may be consequences!
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Sept 6, 2020 17:29:40 GMT -8
"Geez, this guy's on a whole 'nother level of petty!" Sonic spoke as he heard of Mephiles' plans. "Can't be just for blowing up his oversized one-man cruiser..." he surmised. He had no reason to suspect there was more to it...but there was this nagging feeling...
Wait, that was no time to think about that. It was time to take him down!
As Sonic whacked some more of the clones, he heard Jr. managing to find the real deal between all the sinister shadows. "Cool! Nice one, Jr.!" He took the time to compliment the young Koopa prince before moving to take a turn on smacking Mephiles around...but then something happened.
Namely, Metal Sonic happened.
Sonic hit the brakes quick as he saw his robotic doppelganger, targeting Jr. for...some reason. How did that bucket of bolts get here? Why did he want to attack Jr.? Was Eggman in on this? Why wasn't Jr. moving out of the way?
...Why wasn't Jr. moving out of the way?
"Hang on a sec." Sonic thought out loud to himself. Come to think of it, wasn't this Mephiles guy good at faking stuff? He was disguised at Shadow, and he created several doubles of himself...so it wouldn't be out of the question thinking this Metal was a fake. A fake of a fake. Wow, what fakeception.
...Still, he would feel bad if he didn't do something and it would harm the Koopa kid. What should he do...?
"Yo, Jr.! Get behind me!" he said, suddenly sprinting to shield the kid. "I'm the one you want, Metal! Leave the kid alone!" he said to his robot double, ready to defend any offensive measure at a moment's notice. Usually, that wasn't his style, but with a guy like Mephiles around and the fact that this Metal was maybe-or-maybe-not-an-illusion, a shift in mindset was needed.
((Sonic decides to defend Jr. against "Metal Sonic's" supposed offensive measures.))
Post by heirtothemonado on Sept 7, 2020 9:42:11 GMT -8
Jr pumped his fist as a few of his attacks connected to the real Mephiles. Heh, this guy wasn't so tough! They'd be able to beat him, no sweat! But as Mephiles got hit without so much as a grimace , Jr noticed that he had a weird look on his face. Like nothing Jr had done to him had mattered in the slightest...
And then Mephiles melted.
To say Jr was confused by this turn of events was a rather large understatement, a feeling that was only compounded on when a new face showed up. One that Jr was extremely familiar with, which only made it more confusing as to why he was here
"P-papa?" Jr sputtered, nothing making sense to him right now. "What are you doing here?" Not that Jr wasn't happy to see his father, because that gave them a huge advantage! Papa had beaten this guy once, and he could do it again! Letting his question hang for now, Jr burst into a smile. "You got it, Papa! Let's get'em!" With that, Jr started looking around for Mephiles again, having lost him in the sea of clones once again
...Or at least, that's what he was going to do, until Sonic jumped in front of him and warned him to stay back. "...Sonic? What are you doing?" Jr asked, growing even more confused by the minute. "What are you talking about, Sonic? That's Papa! He's not gonna hurt us!" Jr said, trying to maneuver the Clown Car around Sonic, with little success. Why was he talking about a metal Sonic? There was nothing like that around here..
It seemed like the blue hedgehog had a tendency to force Mephiles to think outside of the box. However, finding his way out of this one wasn’t that hard, really. He almost hoped the hedgehog would hop in front of the koopa kid. An eerie smirk suddenly formed on Shadow’s shadow, the real Mephiles pleased at how things were turning out.
Shadow pushed himself from off the wall and shook his head vigorously to get his head to stop spinning from the intense impact he’d received. The hedgehog rubbed the back of his head before looking up and seeing Sonic standing in between Jr and… a Mephiles clone? Wait, what was going on here? Wasn’t Jr doing just fine fighting the Mephiles clones on his own? There had to have been something more to this.
Shadow then remembered seeing something melt into his own shade as he looked down at his shadow, giving off a sinister grin. That… was ominous. Certainly Sonic could handle it, though, right? Still, the striped hedgehog looked up to see another Mephiles rising up behind Jr, pulling his arm back, and ready to unleash an attack. Shadow didn’t know why, but his instincts started to kick into overdrive, and Shadow decided he had to follow it.
The black hedgehog tried to jump into the air, only to feel himself being forced down to the ground hard, letting out a grunt before allowing a blue energy to surround himself. He would vanish for a fraction of a second at a time, but he wouldn’t go anywhere. What was Mephiles doing to him? Shadow struggled to lift his left arm off the ground before forming a yellow lightning bolt and launching it at the Mephiles’s hand.
The Mephiles clone winced and hissed in pain as he stared at his hand, appalled at the fact that he couldn’t seem to form that attack out of his hand anymore. “It’s a trick! Turn around, now!” Shadow shouted at Sonic and Jr as the Mephiles clone raised his other hand to try again. Shadow tried to push himself toward the two, though surely Jr at least must’ve seen it by now. “Get awa-” Suddenly Shadow started feeling himself being pulled down, forcing him to claw at the ground in front of him to keep himself surfaced.
Sonic! Jr! Mephiles is trying for an… attack that might be familiar to Sonic. Roll a 15 in DEX, or suffer the consequences, which is being inflicted with what Mephiles likes to call, “deepest despair”. Should either of you try to save each other, you must roll a natural 20, otherwise only one of you will be saved from that attempt. More info on that when or if you get hit, though I might tell you anyway if you ask.
Shadow continued to try and push himself out, but felt several hands trying to pull him down. The hedgehog grunted as he tried to fight against it before seeing another Mephiles clone rising out of the ground, slowly walking toward the struggling hedgehog. Mephiles looked down at Shadow, his eyes looking all too pleased before pulling his foot back, readying to kick Shadow in the face.
Post by heirtothemonado on Sept 11, 2020 18:06:48 GMT -8
Jr's confusion over Sonic's action only grew bigger and bigger as Sonic continued to "protect" him from his father. Looking for answers, Jr looked to Shadow, only to see Shadow struggling to get toward the two of them. "Turn around, now!" Shadow was yelling. A chill running down his spine as he snapped to attention, Jr quickly spun around to look behind him, and sure enough, Mephiles was right there, hand stretched back preparing an attack that was meant for him!
Almost standing on the acceleration pedal in panic, Jr tries to speed out of the way. For a few terrifying half-seconds, the Car's wheel's skidded in the dirt, before it sped away from the Mephiles clone as fast as it could go. Jr's heart was pounding a hundred miles a minute as he put some distance between the two of them. Spinning around in a doughnut, Jr called out to Sonic to do the same
"SONIC! LOOK OUT!" Jr shouted as loudly as he could. Sonic was quick, so Jr had no doubt he could get away, but if the blue blur didn't see the danger, then he might get hit by who knows what!
p_1d20+2 (Jr's Ram! DMG 20%)
And suddenly, as Jr was distracted trying to warn Sonic, he felt the Car jolt and rock as he went over some really rough ground. Jr holds onto the rim of the car, trying his hardest not to get thrown out himself. Once everything had settled down, Jr swiveled around in the cockpit and looked down, trying to see what he had hit. To his surprise and shock, as it turned out, Jr had plowed straight into another Mephiles as he had tried to kick Shadow while he was down. "Hehe....whoops" Jr muttered to himself. Well, it was definitely not what he planned to do, but he wasn't going to complain about the outcome!
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Sept 11, 2020 18:50:22 GMT -8
"I had a feelin' this was happening." Sonic said, as Jr. raised confusion on him protecting the young Koopa against his own father. "This is an illusion cooked up by that Mephiles guy!" Sonic surmised with a smirk. "Thought you could trick me, eh--"
"Turn around, now!"
"SONIC, LOOK OUT!"
Amidst his taunting, Sonic heard the panicked please from his teammates. He turns around, seeing Shadow struggling towards him, and Jr skidding out of the way...
...the way of Mephiles' attack.
Sonic's expression - for reasons he could not explain himself - turned from taunting into one of fear. The way that guy was winding up for attack felt strangely familiar, strangely...chilling...strangely...
f4Y5JiYsp_1d20+5 ("Deepest despair" dodge!)
In the blink of an eye, Sonic seemingly vanished from the blast radius of Mephiles'attack, reappearing a few feet away. With shaky breaths, Sonic clenched his fists and attempted to recover his composure as he smacked some Mephiles Clones. with a rapid storm of punches.
Sonic chuckled a bit as he felt his previous groove getting back to him. It was a rather uneasy chuckle, but he was rapidly recovering his old self as he smacked some more clones around with Homing Attacks.
Shadow glared up at Mephiles before hearing a set of screeching wheels coming from behind the Mephiles clone, and ultimately seeing the face of Jr’s clown vehicle in the place of the Mephiles clone. Shadow looked up to see Jr chuckling to himself, giving Shadow a second to breathe a sigh of relief, but didn’t even get a chance to question what happened to Sonic before he felt another hand grab his face as Mephiles continued to try and pull Shadow into his own shade.
The Ultimate Life Form quickly got his answer, however, when he heard a sonic boom clap instantly, causing the Mephiles copy to miss its attack, and in fact, speared the decoy instead. The Mephiles gave off a scowl in distaste. All of them did, in fact. It wasn’t aimed at the koopa that ran over the clone, though he certainly planned to return the favor later, nor was it at the blue menace that was now beating down on some more Mephiles clone, now being forced to jump out of Shadow’s shade to prevent Sonic from stopping Mephiles, but at the striped hedgehog. If he’d used that initial attack, the other two would’ve been down and out, but Shadow had to throw that Chaos Spear.
Why must all of his plans being thwarted involve this lab rat? Mephiles scoffed as he couldn’t quite do this the way he wanted to, as even completely incapacitating Shadow didn’t stop his comrades from getting out unscathed. If Mephiles had destroyed Shadow when he existed, would he have actually won?
Mephiles decided it was time to stop messing around. Shadow could sense that intense hatred Mephiles had for him spike again as the black hedgehog glared at all of the Mephiles glaring at him warily, trying to claw his way out while they were overcome by their anger. However, the demon allowed more of his clones to form and leap out of Shadow’s shade, a group of them even trying to shove Jr’s car away. Shadow scowled at this, and started forming the same blue energy again to warp forward, but though it seemed to be more solid this time, Shadow still couldn’t bring himself to go anywhere after vanishing.
Jr! Mephiles is trying to shove you away! Make an STR roll of 15 or higher, or be shoved away from Shadow and outside the group of Mephiles… you’ll also be knocked out of your car and unable to use it for three turns. You’ll also receive about 15% of damage, but it seems like Mephiles just wants you to get away more or less.
Shadow, being a little too distracted by trying to get out, didn’t see another clone coming from the side and slamming his foot on Shadow’s injured arm again, causing Shadow to his in before losing his grip on that arm and being completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of clones and dragging him into his own shade. Inside of the shade, which seemed to become a pool of darkness in the shape of Shadow, with countless blue shadows attacking the now defenseless hedgehog in a fury.
Meanwhile, the Mephiles clones now formed a sinister grin, practically daring Sonic and Jr to get past them. A slight glint may have also caught their eye, perhaps reminding them of the reason they came to this cave in the first place. Mephiles, however, definitely noticed this, and some of his clones have already been sent to guard the scepter as well. Whatever that thing was, it seemed like Mephiles really didn’t want anyone getting to it.
But was it really worth the risk while Shadow is being attacked relentlessly? Mephiles refused to touch the scepter, so perhaps there was more to that scepter than met the eye. It was certainly enough to make Shadow take interest in finding it. Mephiles did seem really bent on killing Shadow, though, so is it really worth the risk to veer in that direction right now?
Everyone! It’s time for you to make a choice. Depending on your choice, you may have to make a DEX roll or an INT roll. If you decide to try and help Shadow out of his predicament, then you’ll need to make a DEX roll of 18 to blast past them. If you choose to try and get the Scepter, you will need to roll a 16 in INT. One can pick one or the other, or you can pick both, it’s up to you. You may, alternatively, choose to try and knock down the numbers of Mephiles clones to lessen the odds, but remember the more you wait, the more damage attacks Shadow receives. Of course… There’s still something that might happen if Shadow gets hit enough… So with all of this in mind… which will you choose?
Post by heirtothemonado on Sept 12, 2020 8:40:47 GMT -8
G6kMqDZtp_1d20+2 (Jr's shove resistance: Failure)
Jr's pause to laugh at the fact that he had run over Mephiles proved to be his undoing, as a whole group of his clones suddenly burst out of nowhere, overwhelming the Koopa prince completely. One of them managed to get his arms around Jr and lift him out of the Clown Car completely. Jr struggled in the clone's grasp, but his attempts to escape proved fruitless. With a grunt, the clone hoisted Jr up and threw him as far as it could way from the fray.
"Aaaaaagh-oof!" Jr yelled as he went flying off to the side, landing on his stomach with a groan. Well, that hurt. And with all the Mephiles clones surrounding and piling onto the Car, there was no way he was going to be able to get back to it anytime soon. Oh well, guess he had to make do on foot for now.
Being this far away from all the action gave Jr a chance to watched the fight unfold clearly, and it didn't look pretty. Shadow had been dragged into his shadow, and from what Jr could see, he was taking quite the beating in there from Mephiles. Someone had to help him! Jr started to run back toward Shadow, but something else caught his eye. That scepter that Shadow had been after this entire time. Mephiles seemed to really want it too, cause there were clones standing to the side guarding it. Maybe if Jr could get to it, he might be able to turn the tide of this fight! But...if someone didn't help Shadow soon, he could get really hurt!
Pausing for a moment, Jr looked down at his chubby frame. He was by no means a sprinter, even through he was a bit more mobile on foot then in the Car. He didn't know if he'd be able to get there fast enough to help Shadow out. On the other hand, Sonic was both a lot closer and a lot quicker then he was. Hoping that Sonic would come to the same conclusion, Jr turned his attention back to the Scepter. How was he supposed to get it away from those clones?
p_1d20+2 (Jr's INT check to obtain the scepter: Success!)
That's it! He could try and sneak it away from them...but how? Jr put his a claw to his chin. He didn't have anywhere to hide it on his person, and he was too far away from the Clown Car in order to get it there without anyone seeing him. Jr looked down again, rubbing his temple. There had to be some way... Jr stared at his stomach for a few seconds before an idea flashed across is brain. Hang on. Maybe there was somewhere he could hide it! It'd be kinda risky not to mention unorthodox, but it could work!
With the idea in his head, Jr quickly sneaked over to where the scepter lay on the ground, being extra quiet so the clones wouldn't turn around. Slowly and quietly, Jr picked up the scepter and......shoved it into his mouth, swallowing it painfully before it landed in his stomach with a muffled thunk. This felt super weird, but at least it was safe for now. Once Jr could get back to the Clown Car, he'd be able to get the scepter out again, but for now, he'd have to keep it safe. And hope that this wouldn't attract the attention of everyone else...
Cooldowns: Summon Clown Car (3)
Status: Stuck something in his mouth that he probably shouldn't have
Post by TheSpatialWeeg on Sept 18, 2020 18:29:01 GMT -8
As Sonic whacked more and more of Mephiles' clones, he notices another surge coming from a specific place. "This guy really loves creating clones of himself..." he commented to himself. This guy was turning out to be a real piece of work. Seeing Jr. was outta the mess (even though he was out of his contraption), that only left...Shadow, who was in the thick of all the cloning blues, getting beat up real bad. He had to help him.
Before he did anything, however, a glint of something caught his eye. A scepter? Was this what Shadow was trying to get? Well, whatever it was, Mephiles had it guarded. The blue blur would've gone for it...though, he noticed how Jr. had it covered.
He turned his eyes toward the pile of Mephiles attacking Shadow, a little smirk gracing his face once again. Since Jr. was busy with getting the thing from those guys...it was high time he made more noise!
emtx7LSPp_1d20+5(DEX roll to blast past the clones and help Shadow, success!)
With a sonic boom, the blue hedgehog boosted his way to ward the pile, probably knocking away several of Mephiles clones as he reached the pool of darkness. "Yo, Shadow! There's a time and place for taking your name seriously, but this isn't it!" Sonic commented, seemingly goofing off as usual...though the jet-black hedgehog would probably notice that he looked concerned for him.
Curling into a ball and revving up, Sonic daringly jumped up and began striking more of Mephiles's clones, more specifically, the ones that were trying to drag and attack Shadow, trying to give him some space to work his magic.
The Mephiles clones that were guarding the scepter hadn’t noticed the little Koopa doing his deed, but when they turned around to see the turtle, and that there wasn’t a scepter there, Mephiles could put two and two together to know that he did something with it. The clones guarding the scepter started making their way toward the koopa, getting ready to dog pile him in all directions. Of course, Jr was in quite the pickle now, wasn’t he?
If Jr was smart, which of course he was, he would’ve figured out a while ago that Mephiles liked to attack from behind and hide. He didn’t like to face his enemies himself, and instead would throw clones at them. So what would the koopa do now that no matter where he turned there would be a Mephiles behind him? Several Mephiles would make an attempt at swiping at Jr’s legs as a Mephiles behind him would jump in the air to either swipe him on the head or kick him in the back, whichever fit the situation best. Then the Mephiles clones would try overwhelming the koopa in an array of attacks.
Alright, Jr! Here’s a bit of a tricky one. You have to roll a 12+ 3 times to avoid the Mephiles attacking your legs. If you fail any, you’ll be tripped up, gaining 10% of damage each failure, and the attack from behind will be harder to dodge. If you manage to dodge all three, you’ll only need to roll a 10+ to avoid it. If you’re hit once, you’ll need to roll a 13+. Twice will need a 16+. Three times will require a natural 20. If this attack hits you, you’ll receive an additional 14% of damage, and will be grappled by the hoard of Mephiles clones unless Sonic decides to help you.
Meanwhile, Sonic successfully blasted past the Mephiles clones to get to Shadow, who was still dragged under his own shade. After Sonic made his incessant banter, the black hedgehog finally managed to pull one of his arms out, gripping the ground as he did so. The hedgehog’s arm twitched every time a Mephiles clone managed to make an attack on him, but it didn’t take long for the hedgehog to finally pull his head out, letting in a gasp of air as he started coughing.
Shadow looked to see Sonic’s face, and though he could tell that the hedgehog had probably just made a jab at him, he could tell he was worried. In order to try to remedy that, the hedgehog let out an annoyed huff, though it was a bit forced half way through as Mephiles’s hand came out to drag Shadow back in again. However, this time Shadow managed to focus enough to warp out of his shade fast enough to avoid it this time. This caused the blob that was currently Mephiles to hop back in pain, and Shadow to fall backward on his backside.
As much as Shadow wanted to save face for Sonic’s sake, the hedgehog was clearly in bad shape. He grimaced in pain as he sat there panting, forcing himself on his feet, a bit shaky, and let out a deep sigh before glancing over at Jr. The hedgehog’s face turned to one of shock as he tried to make his way to the poor Koopa. “Hey, stop it!” Shadow called out as he tried to make his way to the clones, only to be stopped as Mephiles jumped out of his shade, aiming another attack at Sonic, giving Shadow a smirk as if daring him to do something about it.
Shadow felt something ominous about this, but then again, this only made him try to shove Sonic away from the attack. However, even if this didn’t work, another clone of Mephiles would come from under the hedgehogs and swipe at Shadow, sending him upward, causing Shadow to let out a yelp in pain. “What’s the matter, Shadow?” The demon mocked with a wry grin. “Getting angry?” Shadow let out a scowl at the very image of his reflection, squinting an eye shut as he looked down at Sonic.
“Get to Jr, So-” Mephiles then rushed forward, grabbing Shadow by the neck and ramming him into another wall of the cave, and pulled his arm back again. Shadow’s expression turned from concern to horrified for a split second before shaking it off. “Sonic! Help Jr! I’ve got this hand-” Shadow was stopped as Mephiles clones started swiping at him while he couldn’t get out of Mephiles’s grip.
Yeah, he didn’t have this handled. Shadow really didn’t have this handled.
“Sure, hedgehog,” Mephiles mocked at Sonic. “Go ahead and save the child. Assume that you’re fast enough to help him. I’m sure Shadow will be fine…” Mephiles twisted his hand a bit. “Even if he’s not in one piece.” Mephiles revelled in the intense glare Shadow was giving him right now. Shadow could tell Mephiles was trying to manipulate Sonic, and the fact that it made him angry filled the demon with delight. “Of course,” Mephiles aimed his hand at Jr with a sinister grin on his face. “I could decide to turn my attack on them instead. Maybe they can dodge. Maybe they won’t.”
“Don’t fall for it…” Shadow scoffed out. “Jr has something he doesn't want us… to have. You… You have to get it at any cost.”
“You make that sound so easy, Shadow,” Mephiles scoffed mockingly at the black hedgehog. “And yet if that big shot hero were in this position, you’d have kicked me in the back of the head by now. And yet I’m meant to believe that you don’t care? Sonic’s not too far off from the whole Fak-” before Mephiles could even finish his thought, the black hedgehog felt something ram into his stomach, causing him to let out a cough. “Eheh… heh… Didn’t like that, huh?”
“That’s a lot of crap coming from someone who doesn’t even have his own-” Before Shadow could even finish his thought, he felt something jab into his gut as a strange sort of energy that both hedgehogs had been dreading this entire time was unleashed on Shadow. The black hedgehog twitched a bit as he tried to form a smirk that just refused to form before spatting out. “Guess… you… weren't… a fan… of that… either…”
Mephiles pulled his arm back and allowed Shadow to fall onto the dirt floor, that same energy still surrounding Shadow. “Well, good news, Sonic! Seems I’ve made the decision for you. Bad news is,” As Mephiles was talking, more clones started making their way toward Sonic. “Now I can take my vengeance out on you.”
Welp… this is bad. Don’t worry, folks, Shadow isn’t dead nor is he trophified. He is currently suffering from Deepest Despair. Shadow is currently living his greatest fear over and over again in his mind, but if he can manage to pull himself out of it by rolling a 15 in INT, then he’ll be fine. Alternatively, Sonic could choose to try and help Shadow, or he can help Jr. If Sonic helps Jr from his little predicament, the threat of being dogpiled will be avoided. In order to do either, Sonic must roll a 15 in DEX. Alternatively, you could attack Mephiles, of course. If you decide to try to help both Shadow and Jr, you will have to roll a 15+ in DEX in order to avoid being hit by Deepest Despair.
Sept 18, 2020 20:51:24 GMT -8 by cynda1