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    6 KB TG Quest 22: Silent Hell OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:42 No.16930200  

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16923441/

    When last we left the crew of the Oncoming Storm and their attendant fleet, they had the misfortune of being trapped over a world consumed by mists and horror. Initial recon efforts yielded survivors from the I.S.S. that recounted a tale of impenetrable mists blooming up from points in Maine, Pennsylvania, Transylvania, and the South Pole. Reality Distortion scans confirmed these as distort points. An attempt to scry on the South Pole revealed the Mountains of Madness and their abandoned alien city, while the Eldar Farseers predicted that the team only had two weeks to save this world, and could not flee the planet lest they fall victim to some unknown calamity.

    A probe droid was sent down to the Maine distortion and swiftly found Heather Mason. She stands now in front of it, blinking with surprise, a bloody pipe in hand.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:44 No.16930211
    Hello Heather. Do not be afraid. We are here to help!
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:44 No.16930220
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    YOU HAVE...

    1 TGS Cruiser with Sensor, Containment Bay, Labs, and Weapons upgrades, The Oncoming Storm.
    1 Victory-II Star Destroyer, the Relentless
    1 Defiant-class Starship, the Indefatigable.
    1 Overlord-class Dropship.
    2 Leopard-class Dropship.
    1 Al'Kesh Bomber/Transport. (Asgard Teleporters)

    Aboard the Victory-II you have 1 squadron of VF-25s, and 1 squadon of TIE-Defenders, as well as 1 Gunstar, Char in Hyaku Shiki, and Crowe in Brasta.

    Aboard the Overlord you have a team of six Tomahawk Destroids, 4 Hellstar Battlemechs, 2 Mad Cat Battlemechs, and 4 M270 MLRSes.

    You have enlisted the services of Finalon the Elf, Darius Fortes, Lt. Commander Data, BLU team, Spike Spiegal, Egon Spengler, Carl “Mouse” Sampson, Star-Lord, and Gabriel Tosh. All have been given Phaser Rifles for a non-lethal option.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:46 No.16930229
    Fuck yeah, /tg/ Meta Quest!

    Alright, can we patch in an audio channel to the probe droid?

    "This is the cruiser Oncoming Storm! If you're hearing this message then this probe has found a human survivor and is playing this. Please respond and the robot will let us know there's a survivor!"

    While that distracts the girl, try to get better readings; see if she's SUE contaminated.
    ANON, run her face through our databanks, I want confirmation that it's Heather.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:46 No.16930231

    All hail /tg/ quest. I really like this shit, ya know? Only one thing: at times, I think we as a group are veering dangerously close to SUE territory with our troops and heroes. We need to keep this in check. Hammer home our isignificance, our un-importance. "We are nothing; the Canon is everything" should be our motto.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:46 No.16930232
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    You have the following troops, all with kinetic barriers, Shadowrun gear, and reality emitters.
    >Enough Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Masks. (Immune mind affect/poison) for 12 squads.
    1 squad (12/12) of UNIT troops with Power Armor, Fallout energy weapons, and A280 Blaster Rifles.
    1 squad (12/12) of SCP troopers with Tiberium enhanced lasers, Phaser Rifles, and Advanced Power Armor mk 2
    1 squad (12/12) of Sandmen with Mass Rifles.
    1 squad (12/12) of Delta Greens with Chinese Stealth Armor, Mass Rifles, and A280 Blaster Rifles
    3 Mobile Infantry in Marauders equipped with Panther Assault Cannons and Phaser Rifles.
    1 Emergency Medical Hologram with mobile emitter.
    1 Auror team with prototype NOD armor and AK-47 backup weapons
    2 (20/20-4/4)(20/20-4/4) Reasonable Marines Tactical Squads with 4 Silencers each.
    1 X-COM Veteran Squad. (12/12)
    60 X-COM scientists. (UFO, TFTD, and Apoc)
    White Mage Team (6/6)
    Lida Exodite Seer Council (12/12)
    6 Prawn Combat Suits
    TG Recruit Platoon(36/36. Equipped with Pulse Rifles, Laser Rifles, and Fat Men.)
    Drone Squad (16/16) (Includes 2 Protoss Observers. Led by an HK-50.)
    Psion Team (L8 6/6)
    Abjurer Team (L8 6/6)
    The following artifacts have been assigned.
    Darius: Ringil
    Star-Lord: Anguirel
    Demoman: Nameless Blade
    Knight-Inductor: Voiceless Spear
    You have 1 NOD ICBM attached to a hardpoint on the Storm, 20 nannybags, 12 reconstruction tanks, 6 shots of RED-2, 15 nuclear warheads, The Big One dud, Pre-fab bunkers, Infantry Commands, and Bolter Turrets.

    You have the Black Arrow, the broken Gurthang, and the Repaired Ring of Sindri.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)19:47 No.16930245
    Excellent. Was doing some Transpace Guard-related madness in another thread to bide the time.

    Greet Heather quietly, kindly, and with promises of assistance if she complies with our requests.
    ^This, essentially.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:48 No.16930248
    What if we look like monsters to her?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:48 No.16930249
    I second this notion.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:50 No.16930262
    >I think we as a group are veering dangerously close to SUE territory with our troops and heroes
    That's the point, though.
    We fight SUE's, and in fighting them, become like them. Even worse for us, since we're supposed to clean out major infestations and need the weapons, technology, and magic in order to survive.

    Not only that, but our job isn't just killing SUE's; it's to deal with crossovers that are in danger of altering Canon and causing reality distortions. Things that CAN'T be handled by the subtle black ops methodology that keeps most field agents safe from the temptation of getting one more piece of tech, one more magical artifact.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:50 No.16930267
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    "...are you fucking serious? Robots? Monsters and... and now robots?!" Heather bursts out, unable to contain herself. She takes a deep breath. "No, you know what? Nevermind. I don't know why I'm surprised anymore. Sure, robots. Talking robots, why not. Waitasec..." Heather tilts her head. "Cruiser from where?"

    It is difficult to get a reading with the mist interference, but the reality distortion does seem to be centered on her.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:53 No.16930284

    >centered on her

    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:53 No.16930291
    Right. So we're doomed to fail, is that what you say?

    If so, I'm calling quits on this damn quest.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:54 No.16930298
    Except not really. Sure we managed to beat Sauron's forces, but Ahriman played us for a sucker. And our lack of preparation turned our encounter with the Sandmen into an abject failure.
    And even when we fought the world, that was mainly because we were smarter than them, not stronger. If you were paying attention, near the end both MechaGodzilla and Pellaeon spent the last ten minutes or so in more or less abject retreat.
    When we do win, it's thanks to planning and luck, not all the cool stuff we have.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:55 No.16930301
    I don't run quests that can't win. Nothing is set in stone, don't worry.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)19:55 No.16930304
    >centered on her
    Silent Hill might be the incursion!
    We might be in Lovecraft's USA, with Silent Hill being the uninvited guest. We'll need to confirm the nature of this, though. Let's get Heather out of here first, just to get a control.
    Tell her we're from the UN or something, I don't know. Just make sure to be subtle-ish.

    Well, this is likely the build-up to the Great Crossover War, which sees the Tutela Institute being founded and rules against grabbing people being laid out. For now, we just need to get more men so we can fight SUEs/crossovers and mitigate the magnitude of the Event.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:56 No.16930312
    "A.N.O.N., quick analysis: is her reality distortion indicative of being a S.U.E., or is it because she's away from her native Canon, and needs to be returned?"

    "Hello? Hello! Oh thank god, a survivor!
    "Okay, yeah, we're sending robots in, it's safer than sending in a person. We're not exactly US Navy, but as it is now, I suppose we're the closest to it.
    "Have you seen any other survivors?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:57 No.16930321
    ...Farseers, I suspect this girl to be the keystone of our victory or defeat. Can you determine if, for the sake of all, must she live or die?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:58 No.16930325
    Hey, it's /tg/ quest.
    Wonder if we'll find any other survivors. Hope we can pick up the Bachelor from pathologic in here somewhere.

    Silent Hill, Stephen King's works
    M. Night Shymalan's works. Some of Lovecraft's works. Night of the Dead (the beginning of the modern Zombie).
    >South Pole
    Mountains of Madness. Apparently also R'yleh
    Most likely Castlevania.

    Note that the ISS only saw those blooms. It's possible that we'll come up against the Umbrella corporation, Nyx, and any of the shit-ton of spooky shit from Jewish, African, and Asian folklore.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)19:59 No.16930331
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    ANON: "Working... Uncertain. She is the center of a powerful reality distortion, but it is subtly different than most distortions logged in my database. SUE status unknown. Recommend observation for S.U.E. tendencies or signs of S.U.E. infection."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)19:59 No.16930334
    I dearly hope you speak truth.

    At any rate, scan the SHIT out of this woman. I personally have no clue who she is, but if SUE, bad.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:00 No.16930336
    That is not important, not right now. Miss, something terribly wrong has happened to this world. Several distortions in reality have happened and we have a duty to set things right. Now, according to our instruments, you are the centre of one of these reality distortions. We are not accusing you of being responsible, Miss, but you are the locus of a distortion and we must know what caused it in order to fix it. We must ask you to cooperate completely with our investigation. We will not harm you. All we want is to restore sanity to this world.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:01 No.16930350

    I'd suggest we send in the delta green or SCP team. They're old hands at this sort of shit. And if we have to take her down or contain her, they'll know what to do.

    Also assign a flight of 25s for air cover if they need support.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:01 No.16930354
    >Right. So we're doomed to fail, is that what you say?
    No, that's not what I'm saying at all.
    What I'm saying is that the we are tempted to get into Mary-Sue-ish territory because of how we can dip into an pull out what we need from many different Canons.
    But simply getting better tech and weapons doesn't make us Sue-ish; it's when we put our faith into our own infallibility, rather than working for our victories.

    So I'm saying that, as long as we make sure to plan things properly, and not blindly go into a situation sure of our own success, that we won't fall to becoming a SUE.

    Yes, that's my point.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:03 No.16930364
    No, it's still too early to be sending people down.
    We should keep it to droids until we have better information about the Canons that are involved, and what factions have made the transition and are operating here.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:04 No.16930373

    We are the main characters of our story. The world is affected primarily by what we do by virtue of us being the protagonists. It's not SUEdom, it's a natural consequence of being the focus of the story.

    However, there is a very fine line between simply being important to the story and being an outright SUE. But the distinction between us and them is that we attempt to preserve canon continuity, not warp it to our own standards. As long as we keep that goal first and foremost, we are not SUEs.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:04 No.16930378

    Hmmm... how about we send tosh down then?

    Either act as a 'oh hey im a survivor too, we should totally team up' or stalk and observe her.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:05 No.16930383

    As I recall, Heather Mason is supposed to be either a vessel or the reincarnation of some dark deity in the Silent Hill series. Or something along those lines. These might be responsible for the reality distortions.

    I only played SH3 once like 5 or so years ago and didn't finish it. A plot synopsis online would probably be a better source of information.

    But a general warning if we send down troops: Silent Hill may change drastically to "suit itself" better for the group sent there. Especially moreso if the group is composed of troubled or dark people. Keep this in mind if we send people with troubled or dark pasts.

    But the reverse is true as well. In Silent Hill 2, the only child there was in no danger at all as she was, for all intents and purposes, innocent. As such, androids and/or machines sent down there may not elicit much a response from the darkness.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:06 No.16930392
    Not yet.
    We have the probe droid to keep an eye on her, and there are other probe droids that we sent down that we need to check in on.

    Also, remember that Tosh is psi-active, and could be open to telepathy based attacks.
    And depending on the type of mists we're dealing with, the mist itself might affect him psychically.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:06 No.16930393
    rolled 82 = 82

    "Only a few, but that was a while ago. Oh man, are you serious? OK... OK. There were a few taking refuge in a church, but that was back in Pleasant River... My friend, he's an old detective named Douglas Cartland? He's holed up in Jack's Inn down in the southern part of town. He got cut up by... by the monsters here."

    "I will attempt to see..."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:07 No.16930405
    For now, we're waiting on the Drones to investigate reality disturbances in the 4 areas. We've found Heather Mason at one of them, the Mountains of Madness at another, and we haven't investigated Pennsylvania or Transylvania yet.

    Send Heather up to our fleet, have the Psions and the Aurors probe her mind, have the Farseers see if, in the future, we would be best served by having Heather live, or having Heather die.

    True. We must be very wary of staring too long into the Abyss.
    I'd rather send Heather up before sending Tosh down. Silent Hill takes a person's mental traumas and makes them real. Tosh has seen the zerg eat half of his race, and he was also subject to SEVERE mental trauma as part of his Ghost and Spectre training, enacted upon him by his handlers.
    Send Tosh to the mist, we might get Zerg and Confederate Specops showing up.
    In case you're not aware: Zerg >>> Zombies, and Confederate Specops are basically a COMPETENT version of the Umbrella corp.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:07 No.16930406

    Nyx was the main antagonist of Persona 3, which didn't involve fog (if I'm remembering correctly).

    That fog of deceit was in P4, and due to the machinations of Ameno-Sagiri and Izanami.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:07 No.16930409

    OH, ALSO:

    OP, don't forget to give us the findings from the other probes that we sent out. I recall you mentioning that from the last thread when you called it last time.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:07 No.16930412
    Is Silent Hill based on what characters have done, or merely what they regret doing?
    Like the BLU team is pretty much a bunch of remorseless lunatics, and I'm not sure if that's an asset or a detriment.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:07 No.16930418

    That is true...

    Next upgrade should be a set of cloaking and stealth upgrades for the HK-50s.

    Toy soldiers would have been fantastic to have again.
    >> mick824 11/12/11(Sat)20:08 No.16930426
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    yup, Heather is the reincarnation of Alessa.

    oh and by the way, She may or may not have a evil deity still in her
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:09 No.16930433
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    "What? What are you talking about?" Heather asks, suddenly suspicious.

    The Farseers close their eyes and commune. After a few seconds, they appear to strain themselves, and them emerge from their trance.

    "You are right! She is the key to all of this! You must not harm her, or allow harm to befall her, or all is lost!"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:11 No.16930450
    If we send the BLU team into silent hill, they're likely going to encounter various versions of RED team.
    >"What? What are you talking about?"
    Simple version:
    Spooky shit is going down. You are at the center of some of it. We need to rescue you, to understand and stop the spooky shit. Do you wish to be rescued Y/N? We have a safe place for you to rest.

    Ask Heather how many people were taking refuge in the Church, and to give us a description of the people if she can remember them.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:11 No.16930457

    A bit of both, as some people have posited.

    There was one fat guy in SH2 who managed to survive for a long time. But that may have been because he slowly gave into the urge to kill all the Silent Hill Town-Constructs that represented the people making fun of his obesity and stupidity. He eventually got killed off by James (the main char. of SH2) out of self-defense.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:11 No.16930458

    We can explain easier face to face. Standby.

    *beam her up*
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:12 No.16930463
    >Is Silent Hill based on what characters have done, or merely what they regret doing?

    Mostly what they regret. It forces them to confront parts of themselves that they try to hide and repress. In Silent Hill (most notably in SH2), the monsters usually are symbolic of the character's inner demons.

    It's pretty much impossible to find people in this field of work with NO dark sides or regrets, but we can at least find people who acknowledge those issues and know how to address them in healthy ways so confronting them won't be such a violent shock down there.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:12 No.16930465
    "Perhaps it's best if you see for yourself."

    Beam her up, and make sure to display the Earth's current status for her.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:12 No.16930471
    >"What? What are you talking about?" Heather asks, suddenly suspicious.
    >suddenly suspicious
    Dammit, you just HAD to dump everything on her and make her suspicious, didn't you?

    "Okay, Miss, forget that now.
    "Anyway, we're going to be sending in a rescue vehicle, okay? So far, we've been finding that it's safer if everything is either computer or remote-controlled. Is there someplace around here that's safe, relatively, you can hide in? We'll get this robot to look around for a place for our rescue vehicle to set down. We're going to have to airlift you; roads are too messed up and dangerous."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:13 No.16930484
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:15 No.16930493
    I still think that this is a bad idea.
    First, there's the whole 'dark god residing inside her soul' thing.
    Second, she's already under extreme stress. Putting her through the mental shock of getting beamed up will only create worse problems when dealing with her.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:15 No.16930496
    >Beam her up

    Something tells me that is NOT going to work.

    These things tend to have ways of keeping people from leaving them before the fog wants them to...
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)20:15 No.16930501
    Just keep her on the ground, talk to her, explain whatever you guys want, just don't put her on my damn ship.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:16 No.16930506

    Beaming up a reality distortion emitter up to our ship may be a bad idea. ANON may want to confirm this.

    Heather was shown to be capable of handling her own inner demons in SH3 without getting killed. We, on the other hand, do not have much collective experience in dealing with extradimensional horrors.

    She'll be relatively okay down there while we coordinate stuff from up here.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:16 No.16930507
    Attempts to beam Heather up through the mist fail, the transporter apparently unable to pierce the fog.

    "An airlift sounds awesome! Yeah... Yeah I can make my way back to Doug. You can pick us both up. There were about 7 people at the church. A mother, father, and their three kids, plus the priest and a cop."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:18 No.16930521

    Can we scan the church and see if they really are there, or if we have some nasty surprises waiting if we try to jump in and pick up the whole group?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:20 No.16930540

    Detail one or two squads to standby for orbital insertion.

    Just in case things go ploined shape.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:21 No.16930548
    If I know my "People taking shelter in a church", there's a decent chance they're carriers of one of the many Zombie viruses. If we DO airlift them, they go straight into NBC concealment and the EMH does a full scan on their blood to see if they have any viruses in them.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:21 No.16930549
    rolled 93 = 93

    Your sensors attempt to pierce the fog...
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:22 No.16930552
    "Okay. As you can kinda tell by this thing, we're not exactly using standard equipment, alright? Don't let it freak you out too much. Lead the robot to the church, then, miss. I'll set it to follow you, and I'll get the airlift organized."

    Okay, have the probe droid follow Heather, and the Storm keep its sensors centered on the droid's signal.
    Prep one of the four Landing Barges from the Relentless to come down near the Church.
    Have the EMH and droids piloting it (HK-50 if it's the only droid that can pilot). EMH to have its medical kit, and a Proton Pack and Trap.
    HK-50 armed with A280.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:22 No.16930556
    I expect the Sandmen, not being entirely human, are lacking in regrets.
    Our various SCP/DG/Unit troops will AT LEAST remember times from earlier missions, and probably more.
    Tosh has seen a lot of shit.
    Star-lord watched his girlfriend get owned by Galactus.
    the Knights Inductor have seen the fall of a million people to Chaos and mismanagement, and they also fear the Imperium's BLAM. DOWN. EVERYTHING. Attitude.
    X-com have seen their troops die to misfire and also seen mind rape. They've no doubt seen Chryssalids, too.
    The MI have seen Bugs, and the Federation's truly oppressive citizenship laws that lead young, bright souls to die for the sake of colonialism. The bugs are the lesser evil by a very large margin.
    The Aurors? He who must not be named.
    The Seer Council? Probably saw Slaanesh.

    The WHMs, Psions and Abjurers are unknown, given they are from a variety of different settings.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:22 No.16930557
    And confirm the presence of seven living humans within the church.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:24 No.16930576
    >I expect the Sandmen, not being entirely human, are lacking in regrets.
    No, these Sandmen are our guys, who got infected. They have their own wills back, which means all their own bad memories.
    Not a good idea.

    Just send the EMH and the droids, and maybe Data, down.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:25 No.16930584
    You do not have a Landing Barge. You DO however, have the Leopards, which more or less do the same thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:26 No.16930592

    All right then.

    I also vote for using droids and otherwise robotic units to retrieve them. It seems the safest way.
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    Given the grave and terrible power of the puzzle of horror before us, I see only one viable solution to undercut the evils here:
    The Hammer Solution Set for the Rubik Cube.

    We need to go completely out of the box here.

    Many of the gravest threats before us rely on the Stars Being Right and the Planets Being In Alignment.

    So there we are. We are a sci-fi battlefleet with an extremely strong Science team:
    We have to knock those worlds and stars out of alignment.

    Then smash Cthulhu over the head with a steamboat.

    Then we enact the Revenge ending for Silent Hill 3.

    And so on until we cut the legs out from under the Mythos and the other freaky horror eldritch abominations that have over taken

    this world.
    Fuck playing by their rules, let's show them how the Transpace Guard does shit downtown!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:27 No.16930599
    > and maybe Data
    Data's main regrets are all about Emotions.
    However, it is difficult to replicate Emotions - they're represented as small white cubes in the federation replicator.
    So if Data goes to silent hill, then the entire place turns into small white cubes.

    Do this and prepare for NBC agents. I don't want ZOMBIES!!1 showing up unexpectedly or unprepared.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:27 No.16930600
    Okay, let's use the Leopard.
    Also include Data. We need to begin analyzing these problems and see what we have to prepare against.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:29 No.16930621
    >I don't want ZOMBIES!!1 showing up unexpectedly or unprepared.
    Which is why I included the EMH. It can do bloodwork and check for zombie and other types of infections. Also, as a hologram, it's mostly safe from any kind of attack.

    This is why I said "Send in the droids first".
    They can't be infected, and their damage can be easily repaired.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:29 No.16930627
    Given that a Patronus is pretty much concentrated positive energy and emotions, I suspect that it would be super effective against the nightmares that dwell here.
    ...Unfortunately I also suspect that the conditions of the area would make summoning a patronus nearly impossible.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:31 No.16930653
    Except the planets aren't in alignment and we are nowhere near powerful enough to affect stars (and probably never will be).
    Stop being stupid.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:32 No.16930658
    You know, given the level of cross-contamination of this world, will it matter if we tell people about the Meta?

    On the other hand, we need Heather sent back to her own Canon, and we can't have her knowing about that. Though I suppose we could have an Auror obliviate the knowledge from her mind.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:33 No.16930668

    Silent Hill's problems I think are just due to the inhabitants at one time fucking around with demon cults and black magic, and tainted the surrounding area with it. I may be completely off-base though.

    Ordinarily I'd scoff at the idea of defeating a Lovecraftian entity or influence that is encroaching on this reality, but fuck it, we're from outside this reality too, neither of us are necessarily playing by its rules.

    A few people suggested possible influence from an SMT big bad, which, being from a JRPG, is definitely capable of being killed by a sufficient show of force.

    But right now, we don't know what precisely is the underlying cause of all this. Once we're able to talk to Heather and gather more information, we'll have a better hold on what's going on and how we can fix it or fight against it.

    So no grand plans right now, just reconnasaince.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:33 No.16930673
    Obliviate is truly a wonderful spell.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:35 No.16930695
    Ah but they ARE in alignment. Did you miss that part? Yeah. Mythos in the house.

    Also, Federation tech. We could effect orbits if we tried, and blow up stars.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:39 No.16930734
    See this is exactly what we're talking about with the whole 'staring into the Abyss' thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:39 No.16930736
    We only have a single Defiant-class Federation starship.

    Even detonating all of the Indefatigable's torpedoes, and ejecting its warp core, wouldn't be enough.

    Not to mention, the planetary alignment isn't necessarily what brings Cthulhu out of his slumber. That could be for one of the other horror Canons.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:40 No.16930739
    Egon lends the EMH his proton pack and trap as the ship descends towards the church.

    Heather quietly begins moving south, the probe droid following her.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:40 No.16930741
    Do you have any idea how heavy a planet is? The smallest one weighs as much as 10,000,000,000 mountains.
    That's 10,000,000,000 photon torpedos of power.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:40 No.16930747
    Let's drop our most mentally durable troops, who also happen to be our most physically durable as well.
    The Knights Inductor, with the KotOR masks as well. Both Squads. Bring a couple spares, we might want to lend one or tow to locals if needed.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:43 No.16930774
    Have the probes picked up anything from Transylvania or Pennsylvania yet?
    Has the Storm sensed any reality distortions in other places, or only the four listed?

    What would happen if, say, the King in Yellow wandered into Silent Hill? What do Cosmic Horrors fear?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:44 No.16930783
    Ah, but the stars being Right is the only thing that allows him to respawn from R'leyh. We take that out, drop a steamboat on him, and Cthulhu is off our 'To Do' list.
    If we think torpedoes and warp cores are involved, you really don't know Treknobabble.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:44 No.16930790
    I think we shouldn't do that. Just have the mechs and the EMH bring up the survivors.
    Sending a living person into the fog -might- summon their nightmares, and sending a living person to the survivors -might- infect them with zombie virus.
    We didn't get this far by taking stupid risks.
    ... Well, okay, we sacrificed a bunch of SCPs to "see if our weapons would work", we almost blew up Spike and we lost Gaunt. But those certainly didn't progress us.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:44 No.16930792
    There's no need though, not yet.
    The droids go in first, collect the survivors, and either use the Leopard as a safe haven or attempt to reach orbit.
    If they're in orbit, Heather should be safe enough until we can get her back to her native Canon.

    ANON, while the Leopard is entering atmo, have the Farseers check to see if it's safe for Heather to leave the planet. I want to know if her leaving the mist will cause some kind of reaction amongst the opposition.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:45 No.16930800
    Damn, I forgot. We were supposed to remind OP to tell us about the rest of the probes next time.
    He said so.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:46 No.16930815
    Cthulhu's respawning is based on the fact that "In Strange Aeons, even Death may Die".
    In other words, he lives for so long, that the concept of death grows old and weak, and no longer applies to him.
    Outliving the CONCEPT OF DEATH means living for a really, really, REALLY long time.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:46 No.16930817
    Oh really, and how are you going to move planets out of their orbital paths with the equipment we have?
    Just because we have Federation tech, doesn't make us invincible.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:48 No.16930834
    Where the hell did this zombie virus shit start? We've seen no indication of that. Just mind-breaking and soul-destroying eldritch horror that sees space and time as a plaything. Totally safe.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:48 No.16930835
    We have enough firepower. Send the UNIT guys to pick up the civilians and keep them safe. Then we send in the Knights Inductor, the SCP troopers and the Delta Green Agents, all with anti-psychic tech. Combined with the KI Silencers, they should be good enough to punch Silent Hill through the heart and kill it.

    If that don't work, more gun. This calls for violence. This calls for turning Horror against itself with pure power.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:49 No.16930844
    This is a bad idea and I oppose this strongly.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:49 No.16930854
    I think we're working from different versions.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:50 No.16930861

    This sounds like a trainwreck.

    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:50 No.16930863
    >If that don't work, more gun.

    Absolutely not. That sort of thing NEVER works in a universe like Silent Hill.

    We know at this moment that Heather is important to this whole deal. We just need to focus on making contact with her to see what the deal IS in the first place, and then decide how to handle it.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:51 No.16930867
    YOU WILL NEED THIS. It's an book on the first 3 Silent Hill games. Read up, motherfuckers!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:51 No.16930871
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    "We're waiting on info from Heather and the Survivors to see what the fuck we're up against, and also waiting on the probes over Romania and Pennsylvania to get back to show what we might be fighting."


    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:51 No.16930873
    What the fuck?
    This is a terrible idea.
    We know that Silent Hill is involved, and that it reacts to a person's regrets.
    This rescue operation can be handled perfectly fine by the EMH, HK-50, Data, and the other droids.
    We don't need to risk our human agents, and they'd just be a liability.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)20:51 No.16930876
    The Eldar Farseers commune for a moment. "We cannot say... but we sense it may be easier to descend to the planet than to leave."

    While Heather makes her journey...

    The Pennsylvania probe crashes into a large farmland area. It slowly floats out of its drop pod and begins to survey the area, almost immediately noting numerous shambling humanoids staggering around.

    The Transylvania probe crashes into a barren valley between two large mountain ranges. The valley is home to a single primitive village, and is surrounded by a forest of gnarled, black trees. A chill wind blows across the area as the probe notices two castles opposite each other on each of the mountain ranges with the valley inbetween.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)20:52 No.16930884
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    All of these. Nothing else needs to be said.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:52 No.16930886
    The UNIT troopers are probably our most mentally stable and sane soldiers at the moment. Combine them with the Knights Inductors Silencers and we should be good. I mean, what's Silent Hill going to do with people with no souls...

    On second thought, keep the Silencers away from Silent Hill.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:52 No.16930888
    Technically, you kill monsters in Silent Hill ALL THE DAMN TIME.
    It is Mythos that it doesn't work with, unless you have a steamboat and the stars aren't right.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:54 No.16930908
    Roger that son. It's dangerous to go alone, I will take that.
    Night of the motherfucking Living motherfucking Dead.
    We'll need to capture one, have the EMH and the Science team create an immunity/resistance toxin from it, and THEN we can attackmove our way through the horde.

    I don't recognise the Transylvania probe's two castles, but the forest of gnarled, black trees is Helsing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:55 No.16930924


    Although the games never outright name a location, the novelizations of the Resident Evil games place Raccoon City in Pennsylvania. I think that's what we're facing here. T-Virus zombies.


    This is obviously dealing with Dracula, although whether we're working from the Bram Stoker version or something else remains to be seen.

    And both of these problems actually CAN be solved with liberal applications of violence. However, considering that we're also dealing with the encroaching Silent Hill fog, I don't know how encounters with these different horror stories will obey the rules that we're used to or not...
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:55 No.16930928
    If Zombies they be, they should show no aggressive response to the probe, given its not edible.
    The second probe is to approach the village.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:56 No.16930935
    It doesn't work within the storyline, but within the gameplay itself, fuck yeah. And I've played all 3 Silent Hills. As long as we have enough ammunition, it shouldent be a problem.
    Also, some beasties we might encounter.

    "Heather, how is your father?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:56 No.16930936
    >almost immediately noting numerous shambling humanoids staggering around.
    You are wrong, sir.

    Pennsylvania droid: Move around the area, see if the shamblers react to you. You are to use your blaster and destroy them if they become hostile. Take video and transmit it to ANON.
    Transylvania droid: Approach the village with caution. Take pictures of the castles and transmit to ANON.

    ANON, do the humanoid shamblers match video archival footage of zombies from Night of the Living Dead?
    Also, compare the castles to archival footage; identify them and the Canons they come from.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:57 No.16930945

    You kill monsters, but that doesn't ever resolve the underlying issues that spawn the monsters and prevent you from leaving Silent Hill in the first place.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:57 No.16930946
    sorry, i meant first 3.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:57 No.16930948
    Dracula can be worked with
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)20:59 No.16930964
    >Calling Heather by her name, when she hasn't given it to us yet
    >asking her questions that will make her suspicious of us
    Why don't you stop being stupid?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)21:00 No.16930981
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    ^this. Come on, guys, SUBTLETY. Do the minimum required to succeed.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:01 No.16930987
    Then let's ask what her name is first. I'm more interested in when we are in the SH timeline, if that even applies to this world's Canon. We need answers.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:03 No.16931007

    I agree. Take it slow, don't let onto too much of who we are or what we do, at least not at first. We need to earn her trust first.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:04 No.16931011
    Yes, we need answers, and you're not doing a damn thing to help.
    All of the suggestions to try to hurry things up have met with abject failure, and done nothing but set us back.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:04 No.16931012
    White Mages have a turn undead move with the Revive spell.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:04 No.16931013
    Well, then you kill 'God' and everything is fine.
    Then you go home to dad, tell him about it while he has tea with a Grey. They he gets super pissed, and he, James Sunderland, and the UFO fleet go over and blast Silent Hill to ashes.
    Best ending in the whole damn series.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:04 No.16931015
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    The first castle looks like this.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:05 No.16931022
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    So, plan:
    Get Heather and the other 7 survivors up and into NBC containment (in case they're zombie carriers). Ask them questions.
    Confirm that these are Zombies. If they are, we should try to capture one, bring it up, and have the research team work out a way to either resist or be immune to any viruses in the Zombie's body.
    Probe approaches the villiage, taking pictures of the castles. We are to compare these castles to the ones from various canons involving Dracula, to see if we can identify which canons they are from.
    Stay the fuck away.

    If we're fighting Zombies in Pennsylvania, then we're likely to run into these four. Ensure that any pain relief pills are stored in a secure location.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:05 No.16931024
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    ANON, can you get us a scan of Japan? We need to double check for anything up, ESPECIALLY a cloud formation that indicates a typhoon.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:05 No.16931025
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    The second castle looks like this.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:05 No.16931026

    Revive is only preferable if there are civilians around who might get hit by an AoE.

    If not? Nuke the fucking place with Holy.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:06 No.16931027
    Classic Dracula.
    Why do I suspect that the other will be Castlevannia..
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:07 No.16931033

    Wait, wait, can someone identify this? It looks familiar, but i can't place where it's from..
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:08 No.16931044
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:08 No.16931045
    Technically, nothing's 'happened' yet, but I guess you're right. We'll just wait and see what exactly we're up against.

    Can we look and see if she still has the necklace of aglaophotis around her neck?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:08 No.16931053

    Because it is.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:09 No.16931057
    Classic Dracula, probably Bram Stoker.

    One of the Castlevania's, probably Symphony of the Night, I think.

    No, we're not taking a zombie up to us.
    Once Heather and the 7 survivors are checked out by the EMH, we send a Chaffee-class shuttle down, and Data and the EMH will go over to Pennsylvania to set up a field lab and do the research there.
    I don't want any of that shit coming up to our ships unless absolutely necessary.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:09 No.16931058
    >Can we look and see if she still has the necklace of aglaophotis around her neck?
    THAT is a very good point.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:11 No.16931079

    Bracing for wine-glass throwing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:12 No.16931082
    SotN's castle.

    A classic romanian castle. Might be from Bram Stoker's Dracula or from the myths of Vlad the Impaler.

    I know the villiage and forest are from Helsing.

    OP, have the Storm orbit Earth, looking for reality distortions over Japan and Israel.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:13 No.16931094
    >Technically, nothing's 'happened' yet,
    No, there was the person who tried to explain what we're doing here, and only resulted in Heather becoming suspicious of us and start to get hostile.
    Then the attempts to beam her out met with complete failure.

    So no, actions to attempt to hurry things along without thinking HAVE happened, and they have backfired.
    Fortunately, we were able to mitigate the damage.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:13 No.16931095
    It's Bram Stoker's Dracula. A dead ringer for it.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:13 No.16931096
    Not even the Storm's top of the line sensor array can pierce the mists over this part of the world for now.

    Heather still has her pendant...

    ...but the red substance within is gone.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:13 No.16931098
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    We might be dealing with more than your typical zombies here. We'll most likely also have to fight off Canon monsters like this motherfucker.
    Also, the fog is canon, I'd be more worried if Silent Hill DIDN'T have fog and there were monsters muckkin about.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:14 No.16931106
    The village and trees appear in bram stoker's dracula.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:15 No.16931121
    >Once Heather and the 7 survivors are checked out by the EMH, we send a Chaffee-class shuttle down, and Data and the EMH will go over to Pennsylvania to set up a field lab and do the research there.
    Works for me. They'll need someone to guard them - Sandmen, White mages, Darius, and any of our Mechanised units would work.

    Which of our Mechs have lasers or gauss guns? Traditional bullets and missiles are very noisy and likely to attract the enemy.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:18 No.16931142
    Pyramid head. Invulnerable.
    Ground underneath Pyramid head. Vulnerable.
    Pyramid head's ability to un-bury himself out of a pit: Lower than his ability to walk straight forward.

    That's if we don't have BLU Pyro / Soldier / Demo to airblast and juggle him, or the WHMs to wall of force him.
    >> αlpharius 11/12/11(Sat)21:18 No.16931143
    Also, remember the Mulder Incident!
    Cautiousness is what saved us from an even worse disaster.
    Proceed carefully, get the facts and be prepared to not be the good guys. As if we are restoring canon then we're going to have to place heather and all those people back into their little hells, we just have to unmuddle them first.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:18 No.16931144
    That means it's either a Non-canon world, or Harry's already dead.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:19 No.16931152

    Knowing our luck, if we try to do the UFO ending canon, we'll suddenly detect thousands of warp signatures entering the system and a transmission that consists of one looping message:

    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:19 No.16931154
    The probe droid in Pennsylvania begins canvassing the land. The zombies ignore him for the most part.

    The probe droid in Transylvania is requesting orders.

    ANON reports that the second castle is none other than the Castlevania, but is having trouble placing the first.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:20 No.16931159
    No, the reason why we're sending just the EMH and Data is because they're artificial and won't attract zombies.
    If you send anyone down, then all it'll do is cause zombies to come to them. The Canon will make it so.
    Right now, sending anyone who is not synthetic is just asking for trouble; being alive is a liability down there.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:20 No.16931166

    We can't identify the specific source, but consensus seems to regard it as the original Bram Stoker version of Dracula.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:21 No.16931171
    >Not even the Storm's top of the line sensor array can pierce

    Well, take things one area at a time, then. We can work on the threats we know for the time being. But to be honest, I'm a little worried about the fog from Persona 4, and I am utterly scared shitless that the eldritch horrors from the Old Testament of the Bible will show up.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:22 No.16931185
    Get the UNIT guys to do it, preferably in their normal uniforms, which are recognizably modern.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:22 No.16931187
    And we need the get the PI from the inn as well.

    "Look, Ms. Mason, I think we can all acknowledge that very fucked up shit is going on here. We're here to help, but we can do things and know things, and we can't explain how we know these things, for the good of everyone on this world. So we are going to need a little trust from you, and we'll do everything we can to earn that trust, but we are short on time to fix this and we have to ask you some fairly odd questions, can you handle that?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:23 No.16931194
    Transylvania droid: Make your way to the village and examine it for survivors. Have your blaster ready; there may be hostiles there.

    Pennsylvania droid, continue looking for survivors. Use the same message that we used with Heather if you see any human survivors.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:24 No.16931202
    Good point. Only send the robots down to the Zombie field.
    First castle is Bram Stoker's.

    Have the probe droid in Pennsylvania look for any unusual shambling horrors. Giant zombies, Leaping zombies, Poisonous gaseous zombies. You know the drill.

    The Droid in Transylvania should head to the Villiage and look for anyone alive. If we're lucky, Simon Belmont or Van Helsing will be there.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:24 No.16931206
    No, don't say any of this.
    We are not going to push her until we have her and the rest of the survivors aboard the Leopard dropship, safe and examined by the EMH.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:25 No.16931207
    Depending on the zombie, they may not know or care they they are artificial, they may still attack.
    Also, don't forget my advice from the last thread to have Data issued one of the KotOR masks as well, EMH is still probably fine though.
    >> αlpharius 11/12/11(Sat)21:25 No.16931212
    I knew I recognised this! I'm pretty sure it's castle Ravenloft! That artwork was in one of the source books from 2nd ed!
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:25 No.16931214
    "All right..." Heather says, cautiously.

    The Transylvanian droid makes it way towards the village. From a distance they appear to be dressed in clothing not of the modern day, but of the Middle Ages, some looking early Renaissance.

    Captcha: dgethnot wetlands Well I guess I know where I'm making my next campaign.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:26 No.16931218
    Good idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:26 No.16931220
    The Transylvania probe is to investigate the village for life signs.
    To check whether or not it's the T-Virus or not, the Pensyllvania probe is to attack a zombie in areas other than the head until it collapses, and see if the 'crimson head' phenomenon occurs.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:27 No.16931227
    We'll just need to stab his heart in daylight, then.
    Can our ships land and take off, or does fog fuck things up to such a degree that we can't land a ship without it being rendered non-functional.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:27 No.16931228
    >castle Ravenloft!
    Awshit son. There's that image, and it's on a page about castle ravenloft.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:28 No.16931233
    I am beginning to thing our best course of action is to locate Protagonists, and then put our resources toward their cause. Level the playing field so that they may succeed in defeating/subduing their respective Evils.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:28 No.16931234

    >>No data

    Okay, this is bad. We gotta force our way to checking it in.

    Can we mount a sensor suite onto one of the VF-25s? As it is we don't have an RVF-25 for scouting/recon. My plan is to send a recon-geared VF-25 into the upper atmosphere and start scanning from there.

    If my guess is correct, then Mitakihara city is on the eastern coast of Japan.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:29 No.16931245
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    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:29 No.16931246
    The Left 4 Dead zombies are also virus-based zombies, which don't display this phenomenon.
    The easiest way to check a Viral zombie instead of a Magic zombie is to see whether the zombie's blood has coagulated in its veins or not.
    Not coagulated = it's still alive but psychotic = it's been virus'd.
    Coagulated = It's obviously nothing in the blood that could make it a zombie = not virus'd.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:30 No.16931250

    Well... that's potentially a good thing.

    From all accounts, Strahd Von Zarovich is a very powerful and long-lived DnD-style vampire who ruled over his own corner of Ravenloft. Powerful, but also not unreasonable. As I recall, he was a generally OK ruler.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:30 No.16931252
    Why are you sending a valuable fighter plane and its pilot into a situation when we could just send a probe droid?

    Why are you so hell-bent on getting people killed?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:31 No.16931259

    I thought it took a few hours for zombies to progress to Crimson Head stage? We don't really have that kind of time to sit around and watch.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:31 No.16931261

    Of course, this was 2nd Edition DnD and from hearsay from the novels that were written on him. I have no idea how his portrayal from later editions will influence his current personality.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:31 No.16931262
    Who knew that Ravenloft totally cribbed his notes off of Dracula?
    ..In hindsight, probably all of us.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:32 No.16931268
    Yeah, that shit's gonna crash.
    First thing you learn about fog in a horror senario; you do NOT drive, or fly, or ride anything with an engine in it. You will crash, and most likely die. Or worse.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:33 No.16931275
    We have scout droids for this purpose.
    We ALSO have a scrying team.

    We could have our usual Maximum Anti-mindfuck Psion/Auror/Farseer assistance scrying team investigate Japan.

    DON'T try this on Israel. It's canon that looking at God kills you.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:33 No.16931277

    We do not need to send a fighter with sensors.

    We have some Protoss observers, which are perma-cloaked and loaded with the most advanced Protoss sensors that minerals can buy/warp in/construct. They can probably get the job done just as well, if not better.
    >> tha/tg/uy 11/12/11(Sat)21:34 No.16931288
    Two castles?
    Sounds like a Dracula vs Strahd showdown is imminent
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:35 No.16931294
    Look people, get your heads out of your pussies.
    One, that's just gonna stretch it all out and leave it loose.
    Two, we are going to HAVE to send people down at some point. There is no way around that. We can't project enough force through a handful of probes, HK-50, the EMH, and Data. And I think Data is at much risk as a Knight Inductor.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:37 No.16931315
    Yes, we're going to have to send in our other away teams.
    But that doesn't have to be now, especially when we don't even have a target for them to kill.
    When we still have plenty of droids left to do recon with.
    When we still haven't determined all of the things we're up against, and how they're interacting with each other.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:37 No.16931318
    Of course we're going to send them down eventually, but not until we have enough intel on the situation.
    This is pretty much the perfect use for these drones and I don't know why you have a problem with that.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:38 No.16931321
    I fucking know that. I want recon and intel before I start sending people into the meatgrinder.

    Once our away research team gets info on the Zombies as a way to determine their means of infection, and defense against said infection, then we can steamroll our way through the zombie horde without much fuss.

    Once we understand what the fuck's going on with Heather in Silent hill, we'll know how to defeat Silent hill, and we can deploy forces there.

    Once we've established WHO is in Transylvania, we can send people in to talk to them, or bash their heads in.

    Finally, we don't know if Africa, Asia, the Middle East or the Pacific have any weird wacky shit going down in them or not, and it might be worth looking into.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:38 No.16931328
    One: Data is not a Reasonable Marine. He's from Star Trek.
    Two: I agree with what you are saying. Enough pussy-footing around. No more remote scanning or trying to take the easy way out. Besides, our scanners don't work anyway.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:39 No.16931340
    Thing to remember about Observers, while still immune to mindfuckery and mindless, the sensors are psi-tech. They advanced sci-fi sensors, bundled with clairvoyance.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:39 No.16931341
    All right. Who are you proposing we deploy, to where, and what are your reasons for not waiting for more intel on our enemies?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:40 No.16931345
    Okay let's do this safer option. Let's scry on Japan and send a probe.

    If it's Walpurgis Night, we need to kill it, and FAST.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:40 No.16931354
    Scrying on Japan and sending a Probe seems reasonable to me.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:41 No.16931359
    So it is confirmed that so far we are dealing with Silent Hill, Castlevania, The Mountains of Madness, Ravencroft, and some manner of zombies.
    Also if Heather dies, we're fucked.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:41 No.16931366
    I just meant he was as vulnerable as the KI, who are enourmously resistant to mindfuck.
    Data is much closer to human than a droid.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:43 No.16931382
    The plan for our Zombie Away Team is that they won't piss off Zombies.
    Aye. We know a LOT more than we do when we first arrived, so we're a few steps closer to solving the problem.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:44 No.16931395
    >Also if Heather dies, we're fucked.
    Which is why I say we send Darius and his squad down to her, and be ready to send more down to her.
    Also be ready to send people/resources down to aid any other major characters we come across.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:45 No.16931407
    Aren't we sending forces to pick her up? :S She'll be safer on the ship.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:46 No.16931410
    ...Regarding the Mountains of Madness.
    Is it possible to get an Elder Thing to recognize us, if not as equals, as something at least worth talking to?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:46 No.16931413
    We need someone who has o major issues or repressed truths in their life. Psychotic murderers would be an obvious no go, so BLU team is out. In fact, anybody whose ever killed before would be at risk of Silent Hill's full wrath. Killing monsters would not count karmically. Also, basically anyone overwhelmed with guilt over their actions, death seekers, generally anyone with unstable personalities.

    So, who are the most average people we have on our crew?

    As for Transylvania or Pennsylvania, there shouldn't be any problems with guilt of anything. Then again, this is a cross-over..
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:47 No.16931421
    Keep in mind though, that anyone we send down, is very likely to STAY down, or at least be trapped within the atmosphere. Plan accordingly. Any group we send down should have it's own transport.
    Shuttlecraft, Al'kesh, Inde, what have you.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:47 No.16931427
    The problem is that sending any foreign elements to Silent Hill may provoke an immediate response as they face the manifestation of their fears and regrets.
    Given the troops we have, that is a very, very bad thing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:48 No.16931429
    IF we can bring her up. That part is in question.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:48 No.16931433
    ...Finalon, you're up.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:48 No.16931436
    You send a probe to Japan. It transmits back images of turbulent mist before suddenly all contact is lost.

    Heather makes her way through Silent Hill, clobbering horribly misshapen monsters with her pipe, the probe droid assisting with blaster fire. After what seems like too long, she makes it to Jack's Inn, where she meets up with Douglas Cartland safely.

    The probe droid in Pennsylvania has laid in a broad survey course. It will report back in about 4 hours with what it hopes will be a comprehensive outline of the area.

    The probe droid in Transylvania approaches the village and immediately scares the pants off of the villagers, who cry out, "Monster!" and "Metal demon!!!" A few throw stones at the droid, but most flee in terror.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:48 No.16931437
    We're already sending a Leopard dropship down to pick her up, with the EMH, Data, and HK-50.
    They're going to attempt to reach orbit and be safe in space.
    Of course, the Farseers said it would be difficult, so we can instead relocate them to another safe place instead.
    Sending living people down only gives Silent Hill more things to attack us with.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:49 No.16931441
    Which is why the Reasonable Marines are the only living force I would trust to send in there.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:49 No.16931442
    Which is why we send our secret weapon: Boring people.

    Do we have any normal folks on our crew?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:49 No.16931445
    Every single one of the people on our team has baggage.
    The UNITs, WHMs, Psions, Abjurers, and Mech pilots are likely the ones with the least. I'm not sending anyone in until we have the data back from Heather and her 7 survivors, though
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:51 No.16931459
    Given the necessity of Heather:

    My guess is that this is originally the Silent Hill world, and that the others are visitors. Remember what Heather has inside her?

    A God.

    Problem: Getting the God to be born may allow it to enforce canon and repair this universe. However, the God may also be malevolent and decide to trash shit. I may also be wrong and this ISN'T Silent Hill, in which case the God would completely destroy this universe.

    So until we acquire further information, we must keep Heather save from ALL things that might cause the death of the unborn god, or it's birth.

    One note: We don't need to worry about top-tier fiends like Pyramid Head. Silent Hill monsters are projections from a person's subconscious. Since Harry isn't here, no Pyramid head.

    Additionally, we might try to make contact with Valtiel. He guards the God, and might be able and even willing to work with us.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:51 No.16931464
    When we have HER with us, it doesn't matter whether we go there, Silent Hill will come to US.
    Not something I'd want to happen on the ship, even if we can get her out of the atmosphere.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:52 No.16931467
    Getting an Elder Thing to recognize us and ally with us might be one of our better options.
    The Elder Things specifically were at war with the Star Spawn of Cthulhu, and showing ourselves as fellow masters of science might get them to work with us, especially if we destroy some shoggoths for them.

    The problem will be communication; we need to show them that we can communicate.
    If we have another probe droid available, we should have it go down to the Mountains, and look for evidence of Peabody's expedition.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:52 No.16931469
    >It transmits back images of turbulent mist before suddenly all contact is lost.
    Get the Aurors scrying the region of japan where the probe disappeared by use of a crystal ball or other clear glass sphere. Kotor hats, Psions aiding them, and weapons pointed at the Sphere so if the Auror starts screaming we just break the sphere open to break his concentration.

    I'm starting to think that there might be a MAJOR mist source over Japan, and if we can deal with it, we'll have much reduced mist for our other forces. We'll need to find out what the fuck is going on first, and our only option now is scrying.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:52 No.16931472
    Can we get some scrying/farseeing to double check what's in Japan?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:52 No.16931473
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:52 No.16931474

    If we really are dealing with a Inaba-type situation in Japan, then that may actually be the easiest to root out, considering that under SMT rules, it's very possible to kill and/or subdue OUTRIGHT GODS with enough firepower.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:53 No.16931482
    So, Probe to Antarctica, Scrying to Japan.
    I'm on board with this.
    Gives us something to do while we wait for our Robot Zombie Scientist Team and our Heather Dropship.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:55 No.16931502
    Oh, you villagers, all fearful of technology and whatnot.
    Transylvania seems relatively safe. I recommend sending down a team. Maybe Star-Lord and Spike? Darius woulden't really fit in. Tosh could work, but I'm worried he might be more useful elsewhere.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:56 No.16931510
    Wait. Shit. That is a very, very good point.
    Like in the beginning, she wasn't literally in Silent Hill, but the phenomenon followed her around.
    This is likely still the case.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:57 No.16931514
    Why, and to do what.
    What are they supposed to do there?
    Open communications with Dracula or Strahd?
    What do we offer them for aiding us?
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)21:57 No.16931521
    No matter what you try, nothing can seem to penetrate the mist there right now.

    "It talks!"

    Where exactly are you deploying the Antarctic probe?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:57 No.16931524
    If we're sending an investigator, I'd send Spike Spiegel with a cloaking device. Spike's good at investigating and bullshitting with villagers, which we can do now that villagers are confirmed.

    However, we have limited numbers of dropships, and I have no idea if dropships can safely land and take off. I don't want to spend a dropship on just deploying an investigator.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)21:58 No.16931532
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    "Didja say HATS?"

    In all seriousness, I support this plan. Electronic surveillance has failed so far, maybe magical surveillance will be more successful.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:00 No.16931549
    Deploy the Antarctica probe to the probable location of the Peabody expedition. Hopefully there will be some Miskatonic professors there still alive.
    At the least, we can try to follow the tracks and find the mural that the narrator of the story used to decipher the Elder Thing's language. Then we can try to find it and communicate it, and save it before it's killed by shoggoths.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:00 No.16931552
    It might be that god got birthed, which is NOT the canon endings of that one. And what we see is the result of that 'New World' it was going to make, plus some SUE shit and interlopers from other horrors.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:00 No.16931553
    >>images of turbulent mist before suddenly all contact is lost.

    I wonder if this means the probe flew right into a storm.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:00 No.16931554
    Hm. Whatever is going on in Japan certainly isn't good, but I would say that it would be pretty suicidal to send any troops there at this point in time.
    Maybe by resolving the crises in other areas, the mist will clear enough for us to see what's going on there?
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:01 No.16931556
    Eventually both Heather, Doug, and the droid make it to the church, though it is a long and perilous journey. The Leopard dropship touches down next to the church and Heather's eyes go wide. She points and turns to the droid.

    "What the hell is that?!"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:02 No.16931570

    What, the droid or the dropship?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:02 No.16931571
    IF she already ate the aglaophotis, she would not have the God inside her. Also, the God being born would be a very, VERY bad idea. However, if SH canon is still in effect, this will NOT be a problem. However, the only way we would be able to find out is if we as her. So far, we have been nothing but helpful. If we approach the subject the right way...
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:02 No.16931576
    You deploy the probe, but the frozen continent is vast enough you expect it to be many hours before you get a report back.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:03 No.16931578
    ...Unconventional resources. Do not be alarmed.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:03 No.16931584
    "It's a Leopard dropship. Not exactly top of the line, I'm sorry to say, but sturdy enough for the price. We've got a few robots doing the piloting, and a doctor aboard.
    "Like I said, we're not exactly using standard equipment here."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:04 No.16931587
    Oh. Just have the Probe hide/go away if the villiagers don't want to talk to it.
    Try to warp something innocuous and mundane to the surface near Transylvania - like some dirt or random trash - to see if we can teleport things into that region or not.

    >and look for evidence of Peabody's expedition.
    Probe is to look for evidence of Peabody's expedition. I'm not familiar with the canon, but presumably YOU are, and you know what path that expedition took.

    I'd say we've investigated the extent of what we can for now. We have 5 problems that we know of, and unknown more that are just impossible to find in all the fucking mist.
    #1: Mountains of Madness in Antarctica. Waiting on probe to find Peabody expedition.
    #2: Silent hill in Maine. Waiting on Dropship to meet up with Heather
    #3. Zombies in Pennsylvania. Waiting on Data's away team to analyse what type of zombies, and what defenses could prevent zombification.
    #4. SotN and Ravenloft in Transylvania. Waiting to see if teleporters/transporters work in that area.
    #5. Shitloads of Mist in Japan. We know fuck all about it, but we know that region isn't to be screwed with until we have the reality in this area more stable.

    It's an aircraft. It can carry people through the air to safe locations.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:04 No.16931589
    "Dropship. What, who do you think has floating probe droids with blaster guns? The Navy?"
    Eah, she handled the Grey's well enough in the one ending, I'm sure she'll adapt.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:05 No.16931594

    A flying brick. Which was the Leopard series of dropships were nicknamed due to their rough atmospheric handling abilities!

    But in all seriousness, tell her that it's a flight-capable APC.
    >> αlpharius 11/12/11(Sat)22:05 No.16931598
    "One of the things we wanted you to trust us over, we can't really say much more about it, other than it has a doctor aboard as we thought the survivors may need medical attention.
    It's also likely to be safer than this church."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:05 No.16931604
    >It's an aircraft. It can carry people through the air to safe locations.
    It's an Aircraft.
    It Crafts Air.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:05 No.16931605
    It's too late now.
    Give her the sauce on what's up. It's nothing compared to what she's already been through.
    >CAP Says: hero, resoans
    I like the way ya think, cap.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:06 No.16931610
    Wait, wait, regarding the impenetrable mist in Japan, in P4, the characters could only see it with special glasses made by Teddie (or after they defeated the source of the fog in the first place).

    So, uh, guess we need a way to insert ourselves into a manifestation of the Collective Unconscious first?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:06 No.16931611
    England! We forgot England, that was on of the spots mist spread from and we sent a probe to as well.
    What's the word on that location?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:07 No.16931616
    We sent a probe to Transylvania.
    We can have the scrying team work on England if you want. I'm not sure what we'll find there, but we might find something.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:07 No.16931618
    So should we take Heather with us or leave her?
    She no longer has the Aglaophotis which should mean that she no longer has the god inside her, but given that keeping her alive is mission critical, and that reality distortions are still surrounding her, it's possible that moving her will also spread the curse of Silent Hill.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:07 No.16931619
    How about we stop poking Japan for the moment?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:09 No.16931628

    That makes sense. We don't have any way right now of gathering more information on it, so as long as that disturbance stays localized we can focus on working with these other spots first.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:09 No.16931630
    Get Tosh or the Psions to figure it out.
    Although I might be remembering their abilities wrong.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:11 No.16931637
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    >a manifestation of the Collective Unconscious
    Such is life in the zone.
    Note that altering the collective unconscious, the so-called "Noosphere", may result in a crack forming in reality. The Zone, and the Mist, are the visible portion of that crack.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:11 No.16931639
    We can ask the Farseers if we should attempt moving Heather, or if it would only make things worse.
    We can move her to space ( and away from the rest of our ships ).
    We can try to find a safer location, such as an army base or some other secure facility.
    Or we can keep her and the Leopard there, to provide protection and a safe haven.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:12 No.16931644
    "Look, Ms. Mason, Mr. Cartland, I think we can all acknowledge that very fucked up shit is going on here. We're here to help, we have resources and know things, but we can't explain how we know these things, for the good of everyone on this world. So we are going to need a little trust from you, and we'll do everything we can to earn that trust, but we are short on time to fix this and we have to ask you both some fairly odd questions, can you handle that?
    By God I hope we can, because ya'll are ground zero for this mess, and it has gone more than global."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:12 No.16931651

    Ok, yeah, so no poking at Japan for right now.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:13 No.16931657
    "All right, my tolerance for crazy is pretty high, but what's happened in the last few days is really, really pushing it!" Heather says, waving her arms and walking towards the church doors. "You better tell me what's going on soon!"

    Douglas just frowns at the robots and massive ship, nursing a few wounds on his chest.

    Within the church are the survivors, huddled in the pews, praying with the priest, and looking absolutely terrified.

    "OK, guys... Uh... It's not exactly what I thought I could get, but I got... something!" Heather tells them, trying to inject optimism into her voice and failing for the most part. The group looks up, almost confused.

    "Ro...robots?" the priest mumbles.

    "Hey, that's a Probe droid! Awesome!" the nine year old boy shouts.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:14 No.16931662

    I'm thinking it's not Izanagi but it's Walpurgis Night because "turbulent mist". That super-witch covers herself most of the time under a veil of a storm to avoid being found out.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:14 No.16931666
    Unless she never had it in the first place.
    Load everyone onto the dropship and start treating them, don't try taking off with them yet.
    We need answers before we try disturbing any mojo dragging her around.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)22:14 No.16931667
    Good to know somebody knows the good stuff when they see it. Let's get them aboard, treat for injuries, and continue gentle information-collection from the eye-witnesses.

    Can't be any crazier than the UFO Ending, to be honest.
    >> αlpharius 11/12/11(Sat)22:15 No.16931679
    Fuck, if that kid knows his sci-fi he might recognise the EMH. I say we keep the doctor out of sight unless needed.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:15 No.16931682

    Play the Imperial March over the droids speakers.

    Just for the kid. It's good for morale.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:17 No.16931699
    The E.M.H. goes about treating the groups' injuries as they are gathered aboard the Leopard. They seem confused as to whether to be relieved or worried given the nature of their rescuers.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:17 No.16931706
    Brofist that nine-year-old. Yes, with the probe droid.

    Also, time to ask Heather some questions.
    "When did all of this start happening?"
    "Are you familiar with the man Harry Mason?"
    "Have you seen any zombies about? Other, Halloweeny-type monsters?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:18 No.16931714
    Ok, once we get them settled in, we need to start asking them what they were don't and have been up to so far when it all went to shit. Use pointed questions about events. Maybe we can come-off as aliens and time-travellers, rather than Meta people.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:18 No.16931717
    >"You better tell me what's going on soon!"
    You ever read Scary Stories when you were younger, miss?
    Well, what's happened is: Something's caused all those stories to become REAL. I don't know what caused it, but now, many scary stories are happening at once.

    Some of those scary stories have a happy ending, where the survivors are rescued and live safely for the rest of their lives. We are trying to help those happy endings come about.

    You don't know of us, but I guess you could call us Story Editors. And I dare say: Your planet's story is in need of Editing.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:18 No.16931722
    "Yeah, you got us, kid. It's a reprogrammed Imperial Viper probe droid. You got a good knowledge of Star Wars.
    "Listen, Ms. Mason, as you can guess, we're not exactly from around here. But we ARE here to help. Now, as the little boy pointed out, this robot we're using is something from Star Wars.
    "Look at it like this: every time you flip a coin, you get heads or tails. In that instant, the world splits in two: one where the coin came up heads, the other where it came up tails.
    "We're from a world that found a way of accessing those alternate worlds.
    "We're here because something happened: the coin landed on its side.
    "Now, first thing's first: we've got a doctor, and he can see to everyone's wounds. The dropship is also likely to be safer. It's got guns, and it can fly. Now, will you trust us?"

    Have the EMH go in and start providing medical help.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:20 No.16931746
    >Telling them everything
    This is a stupid idea
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:22 No.16931766

    Bring out some more normal-looking members of our crew to interact with them, show them that we're not alien invaders or anything like that.

    I'm thinking at this point we just lie and claim we're a government secret ops MIB organization or some shit like that, give them some explanation that is wrong, but is preferable to no explanation at all.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:24 No.16931785

    This will make them freak the hell out and/or not believe us. Or both.

    Allowing them knowledge of the Meta will be harmful to canon. We don't need to explain anything other than what we need them to know, or however much they need to know to be satisfied with our explanation.

    Remember, it's eight regular humans plus one maybe-regular human woman that we're dealing with, not Ahriman or somesuch. We do not need to be handing them fucktons of potentially dangerous information in order to calm them down.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:25 No.16931786
    The kid actually bobs his head with the music and smiles for a moment when you do this. His parents just look very, very confused. His face lights up when the droid bro-fists him.

    "It started happening about a month ago... What? How do you know my dad? No... No 'Halloweenie' monsters, just... just the things from the town."

    "Oh my God... Are you serious? Wait... If that's true, then... Was this always happening? Is that why the town was always... tainted? Wait... other worlds? So... there's more out there than just that one otherworld then?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:25 No.16931795
    Yeah. Go more with:

    Try to be mysterious, or slightly misleading.

    NOT that at all. None of this crap about storybooks, this shit is real to this world. Heather is the Main Character of her run against it, and she has seen some shit.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:27 No.16931813
    Alright, time for honesty.
    There are countless worlds out there, and each world has a certain sequence of events and a certain number of people whose actions are crucial to that world's stability.
    Altering these events will, if uncorrected, result in the collapse of multiple universes.
    It's our job to prevent that from happening.
    We are the Transpace Guard. You can think of us as... agents of fate, making sure the critical events of each world are allowed to occur unmolested. Suffice to say, in your world things have gone... a bit awry.
    But don't be afraid, because we -will- save this planet, no matter the cost.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:28 No.16931820

    See this is what happens when you try to get metaphysical with civilians.

    Shit we should've just lied to them. It'd be lying, yes, but at least we wouldn't have to answer MORE questions that get tougher to explain.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:28 No.16931821
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    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:28 No.16931824
    >Wait... If that's true, then... Was this always happening?
    We don't know. We're trying to learn more about what happened here, and how to stop it, fight it, or fix it.
    We're hoping you can help - you've survived in this hell hole for longer than any human being should be forced to, and your knowledge would be greatly appreciated in understanding What's going wrong here, and How to make it right.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)22:30 No.16931835
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    And thus, the Transpace Guard learned a valuable lesson: Keep it real to the canon, rather than expounding MetaDoctrine.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:30 No.16931843
    Well shit.
    Meta-contamination. Meta-contamination everywhere.

    "Please, Miss Mason, you have to understand that there's just some information I'm not at liberty to say."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:31 No.16931846
    Well those answers were ridiculously vague. Crap, probably shoulden't have asked her bout her father.
    "Listen, Miss, reality is... falling apart. We're here to fix it. That's all you really need to know right now."
    "Have you seen any other people in this town? Perhaps someone with a green coat, blonde hair? Maybe a brown haired fellow wearing a blue buttoned-up shirt? A woman with a cast? A little girl, short, black hair, just turned seven...
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:31 No.16931850

    You guys! We're NOT supposed to let them on about the Meta! Heather doesn't need to know that there's draculas and Battlemechs and Tom Bombadils romping about in their own pockets of reality, and making a PROTAGONIST aware of their own PROTAGONISM ability could be potentially VERY VERY BAD!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:31 No.16931853
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    Stop, just stop.

    Have the EMH quickly inject them with something to block out the last couple minutes of short term memory. Not as clean as Obliviate, but it'll have to do.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:32 No.16931855
    No, I'm afraid the town of Silent Hill is right where it is supposed to be. You see, your fathers actions, and your own, are in fact critical to the stability of your world.
    Now this is very, very important. What became of the red crystal your father gave you? What happened to Claudia Wolf?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:32 No.16931858
    >Telling people about the meta
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    We are an invisible hand, god damnit!
    ...is going to be the outline of the manual for the Editors, which says, in several areas, DON'T DO THIS.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:34 No.16931872
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    Save us chemical memory blockers, you're our only hope!!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:35 No.16931883
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    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:36 No.16931891
    Next time we head back to base we are sooo getting those M.I.B. twinkies.

    And shades. Must not forget the shades.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:36 No.16931895
    Can we do this after this is over? Because we really need their help right now, and we aren't going to get it by lying to them about everything or blacking out their memories every 5 minutes because opps, we said too much!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:37 No.16931904
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    "Actually, no. That's all one big lie, but it's a lie you can understand."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:37 No.16931908
    Seconded. Have the EMH inject everyone with a short-term memory blocker and sleeping agent mix, with the excuse that it's an anti-biotic.
    They all go to sleep, their short-term memory doesn't get written to long-term, and they forget everything from the past few minutes.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:38 No.16931915
    Oh that works very well. go with that
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:38 No.16931920

    This is a HORROR canon. I very much doubt that we are doing Heather very much good by pumping her up and encouraging her to be a big awesome chosen one hero by doing all of this prophesying. Big damn heroes usually end up big damn corpses in these canons.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:38 No.16931921
    Wouldn't that violate his Hippocratic oath?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:39 No.16931922
    This. This is very important. It's probably one of the reasons this canon is undergoing it's clusterfuck right now. We must have answers!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:39 No.16931926
    This will work perfectly!
    We can do the memory modification later.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:39 No.16931929
    Existence is fucked on multiple levels. We have got cataclysm level events occurring on at least two fronts, and I wouldn't not be surprised if over 50% of the planet's population is already dead. There is not going to be some magical reset button and we are weeks away from a multi-dimensional collapse.
    We have run out of lies to give her and it is crucial that she is honest with us.
    We can erase as many memories as we want when this situation is resolved but for now, we need to throw the book out the window.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:39 No.16931933
    As has been pointed out many times already, we don't need neuralizers because we already have short-term memory blockers and Aurors with the Obliviate spell to erase specific memories.

    And we shouldn't need to use them in the first place if we're smart.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)22:40 No.16931937
    ^this, as well. I'm right pissed at some of you guys right now because you don't know your place. Remember we're supposed to operate as quietly and non-informatively as possible. Seriously.
    Go with this for now. Actually, it might work until we leave. We'll have to see.
    Seeing as he's MetaAware at this point, it would do less harm to not give them 'the truth' than to Break Canon and end up shooting ourselves not just in the foot, but in the head as well.
    >> mick824 11/12/11(Sat)22:40 No.16931939
    that's probably the best excuse i heard so far
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:41 No.16931946
    >We have run out of lies to give her
    Nonsense! You can always have more lies!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:41 No.16931955

    OBLIVIATE! And a good cover story. Say.... We're Project Arrow from "The Mist" by Stephen King. Use the UNIT troopers (or holoemitters to make our droids look like UNIT/US troopers) to take care of the civilians. Explain that the government is regaining control over areas lost to... dimensional instabilities and that we'll be fixing things soon. Keep Heather as unaware of her PROTAGONISM as possible. The Silent Hill people are unlikely to know much, possibly because they were in the Otherworld when the Event occurred, so we don't need to interrogate them. That'll actually help maintain the government cover because "we know what's going on, you don't, so please remain calm and out of the way while we fix things."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:42 No.16931963
    ...This is even worse than the world we had to rewrite. You do understand that don't you? We have reached the point where discretion is no longer something that can be maintained.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:42 No.16931972
    "No... A lie..." Heather pauses. "Wait, you know about Silent Hill? Claudia's dead. I killed her and her 'God'. You knew about that?"
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:43 No.16931983
    There are things we don't need the bring up, things that A) they don't need to know, and B) Knowing just fucks with their whole sense of reality and goals when we REALLY need them focused and no MORE unsettled.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:44 No.16931984
    >Claudia's dead. I killed her and her 'God'. You knew about that?"
    You were able to do that all by yourself? Good work.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:45 No.16931995
    Look everyone calm your tits. What is so difficult to understand about saving the world first, and than systematically erasing the memories of everyone who's still alive to leave no trace of us being here?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:46 No.16932008
    We need the EMH to attatch a Reality Emitter onto Heather.

    The problem is these are HORROR genres, and the very thoughts of the main characters effect the world around them.
    If they start thinking about something else, then things get screwy.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)22:47 No.16932013
    Discretion should -always- be maintained! Even if it seems pointless, it is better than nothing at all! Jumping in lends itself to Self-Insertion, and down that road lies Suedom!
    I'm mad at the Anon(s) who got us in this mess. I suspect they are trolling. Nonetheless, we march on.
    I'm just mad that some anon didn't quite understand our MO until it was too late. However, live and learn.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:47 No.16932019
    "No... I wish I had. All I've been running into are the damn monsters, but..." Heather pauses. "When all this started happening, the monsters, the mists, I knew it had something to do with Silent Hill. The static, the monsters, all too much of a coincidence. So... I went back. But I haven't been able to find anything helpful yet."

    "Yeah, well... What can I say? My dad raised me right..."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:47 No.16932020
    "Quite impressive.
    "If I may ask, did you or Mr. Cartland see anyone else in town? Any other survivors?"

    Wait a minute, if she already killed the Final Boss from her Canon, then her native Canon should no longer need her in order to go on.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:49 No.16932037
    I wouldn't know, I never played the games.
    can we have an official Silentfag research this? Of Tolkienfag is around he might be in the mood for this.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:49 No.16932040
    Were you mad when we deployed MechaGodzilla and our Space Fleet to just fuck up everyone's shit?
    This is pretty much the same situation. And didn't the G-Man literally advise us that we would have to change our modus operendi? Did you forget him saying that?
    Hell, I'm not sure if there even -is- an 'original' canon here, this might be a product of the STOB.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:49 No.16932045
    Well, miss, if you want to help us fight the monsters, your help would be appreciated. If not, we have a safe place for you to rest.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:50 No.16932047
    We know what should have happened.
    Are you sure you killed them? Satellites show that the mists and clouds spread from here first. Did you see where it started from?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:50 No.16932053
    We do need to stick her with a reality emitter, just to be sure. Just tell her it's science, or some bullshit.
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    > this might be a product of the STOB.
    The horror...
    It makes too much sense.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:51 No.16932056
    We deployed the fleet and MG pretending to be FROM MARS and a World With No Borders.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:51 No.16932059

    Sorry about that guys. I wanted to re-write the original post I had to sound better, but when I refreshed to check the thread, the OP had already written his response to my post.

    In the post that OP replied to, I posited that we apologize about the smoke and mirrors and also asked about whether Heather had seen anyone else other than the family at the church and Detective Cartland.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:52 No.16932066
    "Wait, Miss Mason, you mean that you came back to Silent Hill AFTER the mist and monsters appeared? Can you confirm that?"
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    Well, that's just the Purist Editor in me coming out. I wasn't around for the MechaGodzilla battle (couldn't keep up, honestly), and your point about 'original canon' is... valid. I suspect that this world is not 100% mashup, that there is an original to be guarded, but it is worth pointing out.
    Well, there you go. Every operation, no matter how batshit, requires a cover story. Keep the Editors out of the story as much as the Authors.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:54 No.16932083
    Yet the Farseers say she is the keystone to this event.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:54 No.16932093
    We've found that there are some 'base-line' or 'blank' worlds, that are just cookie-cutter alternate Earths. No Canon, no Setting. Nothing to protect except their base-line reality.

    This world could have been a base-line, and all of these other Canons crossed over into this one.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:54 No.16932094
    Hope she stays alive, then.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:54 No.16932095
    Has the being known as 'Valtiel' made contact with you since defeating Claudia and the entity she summoned?
    You know, wears robes, twitches, has a fetish for valves?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:55 No.16932098
    And we've reached 290 posts. New thread y/n?
    >> Guess I'm a Silentfag 11/12/11(Sat)22:55 No.16932102
    I can confirm that if she killed the 'God' (which is actually female), her story is over. Canon does not tell what happens afterward, only that she is able to leave Silent Hill, and Douglass is able to prosecute the other members of the Order for their drug trade shenanigans. But not their "causing the end of the world" shenanigans. So, no, she can die.

    Also... check this. http://translatedmemories.com/book.html
    All yous need to know is right here.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:56 No.16932106
    "Yeah... I thought I might be one of the only ones know what's going on..."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:56 No.16932113
    Yup, so this is definitely post-official SH canon.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:56 No.16932114
    "That thing? Ew. No."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:57 No.16932123
    You are. That's why it's important to tell us of anything you've seen, or heard, that would be unusual - well, more Unusual than Silent Hill is normally.
    Have you seen Pyramid Head since your father died?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:58 No.16932130
    Except the Farseers said that we must protect her if we have any hope of saving this world.
    So suffice to say, she still has a purpose she needs to fulfill.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:58 No.16932131
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)22:58 No.16932134
    Well, we'll just have to confirm that, won't we? Always play it safe/cautious.
    The Farseers' point is still valid. She must be protected.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)22:58 No.16932139
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)22:59 No.16932142
    Then this makes her just like Pellaeon, Tosh, Spike, and Egon.
    We picked them up after their Canon's had no more use for them, and their removal was covered up.
    So in theory, giving her Metaknowledge doesn't matter because her timeline is, for all intents and purposes at that point, closed.

    "Alright Ms. Mason. Can you tell us what you heard was going on when the mist first appeared?
    "We have some American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut we rescued from the ISS, but they only saw things from space. We'd like to hear what you heard from down here on Earth."
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:00 No.16932154
    >Well, there you go. Every operation, no matter how batshit, requires a cover story. Keep the Editors out of the story as much as the Authors.
    Exactly. When we can, we need to edit memories over to us being helpful UFOs, which already have a questionable place in Silent Hill canon.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:00 No.16932157
    Heather has no connection to PH, that's was the SH2 portagonist.

    Also, can we identify anyone familiar among the survivors?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:01 No.16932168

    I don't think that Heather even knows what a Pyramid Head is; aside from the movies, he has not appeared in any SH game outside of SH2 (I think?)

    Ask Heather if she's seen any other monsters shuffling about that she hadn't seen on her last foray into Silent Hill.

    Also, ask Detective Cartland what he was investigating in Silent Hill this time around, if he already got the cultists jailed for their drug stuff.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:02 No.16932174
    A monster from Silent Hill. I'm glad to know you haven't seen him, since he is scary and powerful.
    Speaking of monsters: Silent Hill isn't the only source of monsters in this world. There are monsters appearing in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and probably in other places around the world, too.
    Have you heard any news from Europe, Asia, or places outside the United States since the mist started spreading?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/12/11(Sat)23:03 No.16932183
    Being the helpful UFO would probably end up making... well, not a lot of sense, but would make some sense compared to the madness that is SH and the rest of this world. Once we need to, do the mem-edit over to this.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:03 No.16932191
    Alright, if Valtiel hasn't contacted her, then she isn't pregnant with yet another incarnation of the Order's pathetic excuse for a god.
    Ask the detective what ever happened to that cult. Was he able to successfully disband it for drug trafficking?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:04 No.16932197

    So Extreme Ghostbusters counts as a separate canon?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:05 No.16932201
    Have we gotten intel on those zombies yet?
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:05 No.16932207
    Well, all the Silent Hills have a 'UFO ending'.
    SH3's was the best ending in all of Silent Hill-dom.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:06 No.16932215
    No, but presumably Data's working on it at the moment.
    We're also waiting on the Probe to antarctica, and to see if we can teleport things into Transylvania.
    Shiba Inu ending for maximum what the fuck.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:06 No.16932220
    He was in Homecoming as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:07 No.16932231
    Autosage status: Autosaging!
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:07 No.16932244
    I think we've hit autosage.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:23 No.16932409
    I guess we're waiting for a new thread?
    >> mick824 11/12/11(Sat)23:28 No.16932461
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:28 No.16932464
    Pretty much.

    It looks like we're asking Heather what happened after she and Cartland left Silent Hill the first time, and what was going on as the Mist started appearing.

    Also waiting to see if the mist is also preventing transporter use elsewhere on the planet (Transylvania), and seeing when the EMH and Data will be ready to go to Pennsylvania to research the zombies there.
    >> Anonymous 11/12/11(Sat)23:29 No.16932465
    Yep. Waitin'.
    >> OP 11/12/11(Sat)23:31 No.16932482

    new Thread.

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