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    162 KB TG Quest 38: Band of Berserkers MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)19:59 No.17239971  

    Short Summary: The final two obstacles in this world of mist the Oncoming Storm finds itself over have been found. A mysterious alien city with a reality distortion in Antartica, and a mist-filled Tokyo apparently ruled by Griffith, from Berserk.

    Your probe droid has made it to the Meteorological Society and has detected life signs within, while your away team is enroute to Antarctica.

    Your Antarctic team consists of the Prawn Suits, the Mobile Infantry, the SCP, and the UNIT troopers.

    Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17229803/
    >> tha/tg/uy 12/16/11(Fri)20:00 No.17239982
    Just to clarify, is this Golden Age Griffith or Femto Griffith?

    In any case, we should find Guts.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)20:02 No.17239990
    There is no hard evidence either way, though one anon has pointed out the facts seem to indicate Femto.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)20:09 No.17240044
    Probe Droid is to use all sensors to determine the nature of those inside the Meteorological Society. All possible stealth protocols are to be followed. If discovered by hostile forces, disengage and retreat at full speed until stealth protocols can be re-established.

    If the individuals inside are friendlies, attempt audio communication first (perhaps revealing a camera or something to prove we're approaching the no technology edict with a HATERS GONNA HATE attitude) before revealing itself. UN or US experimental recon drone story is to be used until further notice.

    As far as the Antarctica team goes.... I'll leave that up to other members of the command crew. I feel more comfortable focusing on Berserk-y stuff. Also, finding Guts is highly seconded if at all possible.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/16/11(Fri)20:12 No.17240065
    Finding guts or the skull headed rider whose name I forget would probably be a good plan I agree.
    >> tha/tg/uy 12/16/11(Fri)20:14 No.17240085
    We should make finding Guts a priority then. He's got the only weapon that can cut through Griffith's 'Aura of Suedom +66'.

    Assign a probe droid to discerning his location
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)20:20 No.17240134
    The beings inside the society appear to be ordinary humans.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)20:49 No.17240361
    OK, I guess I will assume you are assuming they are friendly and proceed with the UN drone thing.

    The Probe droid advances to a window and taps on it to contact a labcoated elderly man writing out something on a clipboard. It quietly announces its presence.

    "Sir, do not be alarmed. I am an experimental United Nations unmanned drone sent to investigate the situation within the mists enveloping Japan. I request any information you can give on the situation here."

    "...what?" the man murmurs, walking towards the window and looking around conspiratorially. "Are you... Is this for real?"
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:00 No.17240443

    Yes, sir. This drone is a part of a task force that has been created to gather information on the mists gathering over Japan, and if possible, to assist the local populace. Other, similar task forces have been assigned to other regions of the world that are dealing with the mists.

    But if the task force is to act effectively here, more information regarding the current state of Japan must be gathered.

    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:13 No.17240576
    Maybe we can mention that we've actually had success in dismissing the anomalous phenomenons in America and Europe? You know, give him a little hope?

    Also OP, what's the state of America and Europe at this time? Like how are the various plants and animals as in, are they all dead and everyone's going to starve?, and what percentage of the expected population is dead?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:15 No.17240599
    I got nothing man.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)21:23 No.17240684
    Most of the native life seems oddly unharmed, and by this time a lot of the initial chaos has died down. It's impossible to get an exact number for now, but it seems the majority of people made it out OK, even though there are significant losses. Rough estimate currently is 10 to 20% Americas population killed in the chaos.

    "Oh, thank everything! Listen, you've got to send soldiers! Tanks! Planes! This mad-man has laid claim to the city with an army of monsters that look like men! Only a few Self-Defense Force soldiers made it through the mists, and they weren't enough to do anything!"
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:23 No.17240688


    Add in that we've had success in America and in Europe with clearing the mists, but only with the help of the local populace. Thus, any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:29 No.17240753
    "Okay sir, remain calm and try to keep your voice down. We overheard some things on the way here and need some confirmation. Start at the beginning, things have happened differently on each continent and knowing how it started could be important."

    Also ask about
    -summoner kid(s) ?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:30 No.17240765
    I cant spell for shit today.
    >> tha/tg/uy 12/16/11(Fri)21:33 No.17240801
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    If I had a Nickle...
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)21:35 No.17240827
    "Abductions? Well... the minions of that mad-man more or less have free reign to do with the people as they please. We're like cattle to them. Some have... grotesque tastes. Others just like to make examples. Public examples. Fear as crowd control, you know."

    "Summoner... kids? Oh! There have been rumors of a small group of teenagers and youth able to summon and control strange monsters. Word has it they are attempting to fight the invaders."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:37 No.17240847
    Do the terms "Femto, Persona, or Pokemon" mean anything to you?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:39 No.17240867
    Has Griffith made any mention of an enemy? Like issuing proclamations that all citizens should report any information they have of a specific person, and instituting punishments for anyone caught protecting that person?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:40 No.17240887
    Veto the pokemon.
    If a kid recognized our probe droid, they will damn well know what a pokemon is.
    Also, 'persona' is an insider term that someone unfamiliar with the phenomenon would be unable to identify.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:41 No.17240905


    That's our cue that it's safe to send in the VF-25's. Problem is keeping them supplied with ammo.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)21:43 No.17240928
    "Yes! Well, somewhat. "Lord" Griffith seems unconcerned, but some of his minions are quite vocal about hunting down a man in black armor with a huge sword. And, of course, any that try to resist."

    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:46 No.17240945
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:46 No.17240953
    "Did he mention more details? Number of hands and eyes? Hair color and length? That's important."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:48 No.17240963
    Have the Farseers see if they they can untwist the skeins and see where he is or something like that.
    >> tha/tg/uy 12/16/11(Fri)21:50 No.17240986
    Seconded, sooner we make contact with Guts, the better.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:52 No.17241004
    Does Griffith rule all of Japan, without any known rivals, or do the mists prevent him from accessing the entire country?
    >> Token Skeptic 12/16/11(Fri)21:52 No.17241007

    >>17240953 here
    Adopted a name to be distinguishable. He's clad in black armor and carries a large sword. I asked for details, because there's another guy in black with a large sword, from a different canon. We're in meta quest here.
    >> tha/tg/uy 12/16/11(Fri)21:56 No.17241048
    Though I can see any reason why the other one would be here, and if Griffith is so adamant on finding him...
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)21:58 No.17241066
    That's a bit odd that Guts is here despite Dracula not having any of his enemies.
    Also regarding what Dracula said before we killed him, what are the odds that he was actually plotting to usurp or destroy Ebon Night because Dracula serves no one?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:01 No.17241097
    Well, only other guy I can think of is Cloud.
    Now, lets think like a Final Fantasy character.
    /kill monsters by thousands to level up.

    Yep, that's piss of Griffith.

    One of Dracula's enemies could have been making his way through the castle when we killed him. We'll never know. Or maybe due to changes, Drac managed to kill this Belmont
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:01 No.17241101

    If we go along with the theme of keeping Darklords trapped in Ravenloft... Ebon Night probably "drafted" Guts to keep Griffith in a loop of obsession to keep him anchored to the Domain that cropped up in Japan.

    Griffith is obsessed with Guts in some way, Guts hates Griffith and is obsessed with killing him. A cycle of obsession keeps both of them firmly anchored in the new Ravenloft that Ebon Night is attempting to create on this iteration of Earth.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)22:02 No.17241107
    Pretty good.

    The old man gives a basic description that fits Guts.

    "Only Tokyo. We can't contact the rest of the country, and no one that has entered the mists have returned."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:09 No.17241165
    Does he know where Griffith has his main base of operations?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:10 No.17241176
    >pretty good

    ...Eh. Even if we did ally ourselves with him, I'd predict that he would somehow manage to bullshit his way into Ebon Night's power, and thus be a huge pain in the neck.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)22:11 No.17241181
    "He has converted a skyscraper into a huge castle-like tower near the center of the city. 'The Hawk's Perch', I think it's called."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:13 No.17241202
    So what's our plan for infiltrating this place?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:19 No.17241261
    I know only the barest outline of Berserk. How many demons does Griffith command, and can he summon more to replace his losses? What powers do they possess? What are his goals and interests, besides killing the hero and general villainy?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:26 No.17241305

    From what I could gather from the Berserk wiki, his ultimate goal is to create and rule a kingdom that he can truly call his own. Or conquer one and reshape it in his image.

    From the old man's descriptions, Griffith is in full possession of his demonic powers as Femto, and may be able to summon demons or otherwise attract them and bind them. We can also assume that he conscripted soldiers from the populace or otherwise brought some over from wherever he was ripped from.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:26 No.17241308
    How many demons?
    -all of them
    Their powers?
    -Ruling everything, being a god
    -Planar manipulation and reality manipulation

    -We are very very fucked and need to get him good. Like how we made Strahd from an immortal badass into a 2-shotted vampire.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:28 No.17241336

    You mentioned earlier that Griffith commands "monsters that look like men". Could you elaborate on that? Also, does his army include any conscripts from the local populace?
    >> Codeki 12/16/11(Fri)22:30 No.17241342
    see http://berserk.wikia.com/wiki/Apostles
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:33 No.17241367

    Well, that's a given.

    I was wondering more if Griffith was forcing the locals to serve in his armed forces, or if he was largely commanding a force of demonic humanoids or such.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)22:35 No.17241389
    "He has a few local cronies, people that wanted to 'join the winning team', but his true power is in those he brought with him. He has an army of people with superhuman abilities, that can take on monstrous shapes! I saw one pick up a tank and tear it apart!"
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:38 No.17241422

    "Army" as in the hundreds, or "army" as in the thousands?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:39 No.17241427
    Is he actively restricting the use of telephones, computers, and technology in general, or is that a property of the mists?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:40 No.17241433
    I'll be honest, OP, I was hoping for some Junji Ijo-type shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:42 No.17241447
    OK, we need to find:
    The Kids
    Any surviving military on the ground
    Out of interest OP, what's the deal with the Pennsylvania survivors? Any of them volunteered for duty?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:47 No.17241481
    The problem with Ito is that most of his works are intentionally left vague in certain areas, which makes it difficult to deal with.
    Also there isn't a centralized antagonist to be made a Darklord.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)22:50 No.17241502

    Well, there's that one rapist loli who can regenerate from a single cell...
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)22:58 No.17241575
    I was considering making a few of them 'random encounters', but my Ito-lore is limited.

    "Technology is a means the people can stand up to the demonic power of his apostles. When the JSDF remnants fought, some of their rockets and heavy machine guns managed to wound his minions. So most of it is illegal. No phones or networks to organize rebellion, no cars to let people leave easily, and of course no guns or bombs to let people fight! We at the society were only left alone when we told him we... ah... well, we said we studied the weather. Close enough, right? Anyway, he thinks we're looking into ways to make it rain for better crops and such."

    "At least hundreds... but who knows? No one seems to manage a direct headcount."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:05 No.17241638
    On the other hand OP, I was hoping you'd get us to fight Witches.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:11 No.17241675
    Some references for OP.
    Sweet dreams.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:12 No.17241686
    I feel like we're playing an old-style CRPG and we're pumping the first useful NPC we've found for all the info he has. At least we have great journal-updaters on the command bridge.


    About those teens/youths you mentioned earlier: did the rumors mention anything about how they summoned those monsters? Did those monsters resemble any mythological or religious figures?
    >> Codeki 12/16/11(Fri)23:14 No.17241696
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    I've updated my journal.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:14 No.17241699
    >I feel like we're playing an old-style CRPG


    "Uh? I don't... know? I never really bothered with reading into that sort of thing. I don't really know how they summon them, I barely acknowledged the rumors."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:20 No.17241721
    Nah. If this was a old-style CRPG, we would be spending 90% of our time grinding and managing our inventory. This is more like new CRPGs, with big decisions and 'epic' moments.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:21 No.17241724
    Should we bother asking him if he's ever heard of the towns Inaba and Iwatodai (locations of Personas 4 and 3 respectively)?
    Also Lunarvale and Sumuru City I guess?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:25 No.17241748
    So should we fire up a revolution, or should we stick to spec ops and recruiting Guts and those kids?
    Like Griffith appears to fear them to some extent, if he feels the need to censor them.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:26 No.17241752

    Change it to Mikage-cho so it's understandable.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:27 No.17241756
    I'm confused.
    Isn't Beserk kind of a big deal in Japan?
    Given that that kid identified our droid, shouldn't they know who Griffith is?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:27 No.17241757
    I thought you'd be spending 90% of your time updating your journal.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:28 No.17241769
    Come again?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:29 No.17241777
    It's Japan Meteorological Agency, not Society, but I digress.

    "Sir, we're preparing to deal with the situation. We need everything you know about these insurgent teenagers and this black-clad man. Any local resistance we can count on when we arrive will be of great help.
    "Now, is there any place inside where we can hide this drone? We shouldn't leave it outside for those 'knights' to see."

    We should take care of Antarctica first; that will free up more resources that we can use here in Tokyo.
    >> Codeki 12/16/11(Fri)23:29 No.17241778
    That's automatic from us talking to people, duh.

    My idea is if we can get our Stealth Suit guys down here, we can assassinate most of those monster using the black-hole rifles.

    Not all universes have all books. There is probably some lucky universe that never got Twilight for instance.
    >> Helios v0.001_06 !/ft.helios 12/16/11(Fri)23:29 No.17241779
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    I've updated my journal.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:29 No.17241786

    >21st Century rockets and machineguns can hurt/injure them

    That probably means that Battletech-era and Macross-era lasers, missiles, and machineguns can tear the shit outta the rank-and-file apostles. Our 'mechs may be of use here if they don't get swarmed, and our Overlord can still serve as a huge fortress of laser missile death. Bolters, phasers, and plasma rifles may also retain their effectiveness.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:31 No.17241803
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    Ask if there's any rumors of a young girl fighting with JSDF weapons or weapons that normal people aren't supposed to be having.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:32 No.17241812
    It will be important to keep our distance, then, and make sure that we don't get pulled into close-in melee fighting inside the city.
    If their Apostles can get into hand-to-hand range, they can tear the armor off of our mechs.

    This is going to require everything we have, deployed in an intelligent manner.

    Again, I reiterate that we should solve Antarctica first, gathering intel via drone only in Tokyo for now, and then prepare an ass-whooping for Griffith like we did for Strahd.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:34 No.17241830
    Organizing the resistance is a good idea while we deal with Antarctica.

    What's our data on the Middle East, Australia and Africa?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:35 No.17241843
    "You can hide it in here, they don't really bother with us much. Uh... and I hate to say it, but that's about all I know about the insurgents."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:35 No.17241850
    They are proto-domains, and do not have their own reality distortions or Dread Lords to anchor them. Take out the anchors (Japan and Antarctica) and they will be taken out.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:36 No.17241862

    I agree with this guy. Tokyo sounds like a tough nut to crack right now, and will probably require intensive planning to pull it off right.

    While the prospect of dealing with Shoggoths and other Lovecraftian horrors is undoubtedly dangerous to our sanity and health, it seems to be relatively familiar territory for most of us. Also, taking down the reality distortion in Antarctica first could possibly lead to Old One knowledge (or cooperation if we're obscenely lucky). The strength of the distortion in Tokyo may also subside a bit, as we weren't even able to access Tokyo until we dealt with the mists in Silent Hill & Transylvania.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:39 No.17241888
    "Very good. If you hear any rumors, anything at all, tell us. Don't try to do anything on your own, though.
    "We're getting an infiltration team ready, and they will be deployed within the next few days. It won't be today, probably won't be tomorrow, but it will be soon.
    "We will return, and we will take back Japan."

    Have the Probe Droid take shelter for now.

    We should switch back to Antarctica.
    We were having the teams beginning to go underground with the Observer taking point, and the Probe Droid watching our flank.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:40 No.17241901
    "Have you heard of any rumors of a young girl fighting with JSDF weapons or weapons that normal people aren't supposed to be having? Like as if that girl stole weapons from an army base?"
    >> Taffer 12/16/11(Fri)23:41 No.17241923
    Hmm,I agree that Japan will be the last mist "node" to be taken down, but how about we help ourselves by planting the seeds of revolution. If we send in crates of AKs to these scientists, we could start a rebellion, tying up most of Femto's troops. So what do you think guys?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:43 No.17241939
    "Oh, er, no. Sorry."

    The Leopard is still enroute, with the Probe Droid and Observer attempting to map the upper levels in advance.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:43 No.17241940
    Gradually? I have a bad feeling about this. And we don't have enough time probably to be fabbing crates of weapons to outfit resistance militias properly.

    Maybe we could if we had that factory ship ready.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:45 No.17241956
    These are scientists and civil servants who worked at the Meteorological Agency, not soldiers or guerrillas.
    Also, given what the enemy is, the weathermen would be torn apart.
    Better that they keep their eyes and ears open, and let us know about the more effective insurgents, so that we can contact them ahead of our infiltration team and setting up of our attack.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:47 No.17241965
    Do we have the Armored Packs for the VF-25's?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:48 No.17241973
    I think so.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:48 No.17241978
    "Alright. Can you trust the other members of the Agency? Have they heard any more rumors of these insurgents, such as where they usually operate, or even what they look like? Any information we can get ahead of our infiltration team's insertion will cut down on the time it takes to find them, contact them, and try to create a united front against Griffith."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:48 No.17241981

    Starting a revolution is easier said than done. If we get into contact with the teens/youths who are rumored to be leading a resistance front, then we can start arming their more mundane recruits with guns and such.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:50 No.17241992
    Good, then that means I know now how to exactly coordinate the VF-25s when we face off against Griffith's army.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/16/11(Fri)23:51 No.17242000
    "Uh, I don't think so? But I can check with them, my colleagues are trustworthy sorts."
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:52 No.17242011
    This is getting us nowhere, we're going to have to find one of these kids for ourselves.
    Would a pokeball releasing its contents give off a distinctive radiation signature? They use some kind of pocket dimension, right?
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:54 No.17242030
    Can we timeskip until our men arrive in antarctica? I think we've gathered as much intel in Tokyo as we can, for the moment.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:56 No.17242053
    Okay, get the Probe Droid hidden away for now, and have the guy talk with his colleagues to gather more rumors about these kids and Guts.
    Once we get more info, or if he has nothing new, then we'll have the droid try searching for the kids.

    Info we're looking for is where they've been said to have fought the Apostles, so that we can try to get a rough estimate of their operating area.
    >> Anonymous 12/16/11(Fri)23:59 No.17242074
    That assumes that we're dealing with pokemon masters, instead of some other monster-summoning teenager.

    Also, we still need to have this guy check the other members of the Agency to see if they've heard anything.
    Remember that this guy didn't believe the rumors; someone who did believe them might have heard more.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)00:00 No.17242087
    rolled 100 = 100

    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:00 No.17242098
    I wonder how effective it would be to have a couple VF's fly over the city and drop UN propaganda leaflets?
    On the downside the enemy would know we're coming but what would they really expect? More tanks and rockets? It would give the civilians a morale boost though and might help with introductions with any of the heroes popping up.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)00:01 No.17242100
    Does this mean we got there, bad guy was standing right there, and we shot him in the head?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:02 No.17242110
    But what about asking the other scientists about where the kids were seen, so that we could have the probe droid start searching there?

    You are an idiot, there's still more we could have done in the hours it would have taken the expedition to arrive at the City.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:02 No.17242112
    >>monster-summoning teenagers
    Here's a list of series that would fall under that description by an ordinary person.

    - Arcana Heart
    - Mai-HiME
    - Kamisama Dolls
    - Gad Guard
    - Digimon
    - Shin Megami Tensei (main series)
    - SMT Devil Survivor
    - Devil Summoner
    - Ushio and Tora
    - Zenki
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:02 No.17242113
    So the Probe Droid solo'd the Darklord?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:03 No.17242120
    The VF's would have to land somewhere, though. Remember that currently, nothing that enters a mist area can leave the mist area.
    >> HOLYSHIT A NAT 100! sage for not contributing 12/17/11(Sat)00:04 No.17242125
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    The scientist returns with one of his colleagues with more information. His friend introduces himself as a foreign scientist from Great Britain. Said friend attempts to give us his card, which reads as a blank piece of paper.

    Pic related.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:06 No.17242138
    It's just something for our probe droid to keep a lookout for it, if there is such a thing. I don't know of anything comparable for other monster-summoning teens. If its sensors are good enough to pick up on someone shouting "Persona!" from miles away, that's great too.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:10 No.17242175
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    See list >>17242112

    The other series I haven't mentioned that an ordinary person would mistake for monster-summoning teenagers is

    Full Metal Demon Muramasa.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)00:11 No.17242181
    When the Leopard lands, the Probe Droid reports in with the news it has managed to evade the Shoggoths in the city well enough to map a good portion of it... and not only that, but it has located a series of passages the Shoggoths do not seem to go through that lead to a huge and mysterious chamber. A side chamber connected to these passage has a store of bizarre items the probe cannot identify.

    Your probe droid's exemplary performance has distinguished him. VP-99 may become a hero unit with time.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:11 No.17242191
    Wait, we still have those equipment drop pods we built but never used right? Stuff a couple of those full of leaflets and have them break open over the city.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:12 No.17242197
    No, I think it's more that it just figured out the identities and locations of EVERYONE that matters to the situation in Japan.

    Also, you guys are over thinking this a lot. We have Space Marines and BattleMechs. If modern tech made them scared, wait 'til they get a load of 31st Century and 41st Millennium tech.

    Apostles think they're the big guys on the block. Time for Darius and his battle brothers to show them they're not.

    Also, Guts for honorary Black Templar? We really need to find and ally with Guts. It may only be until we've dealt with Femto, but he'll sign on with us right quick once we tell him our objective.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)00:14 No.17242219
    Seems that it means "Fuck yeah, room full of loot that we can't currently identify"
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:15 No.17242229
    >> VP-99

    Is there supposed to be a pun to this name?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:15 No.17242236
    Can we give him a hardware upgrade when it gets back to the ship for a job well done?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:16 No.17242241
    It better be a room full of Xeelee tech with handy Human-friendly interfaces attached to them for a nat 100.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)00:17 No.17242252
    And before I forget, based on what you guys suggested for Lyla, her talents are...

    Fiery Piety - Lyla is especially skilled at purging unnatural things from the world and her allies. Offensive holy-based spells and status-clearing spells (I.E. Esuna) are more potent and cost less MP. In addition, Lyla gains a small bonus when using curative items/artifacts to cleanse people or exorcise evil spirits.

    Brush With Evil - Being pursued by powerful evil vampires has not left a good impression on Lyla. All of her attacks now do extra damage and cost reduced MP when facing evil or undead enemies.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)00:20 No.17242273
    I figured the designation VP for Viper-series droid, and 99 because for some reason I was reminded of the assassin bot from Wizards. Or does it mean something else too?

    It also means, "Series of secret passages you can use to bypass the vast majority of combat encounters here."
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:22 No.17242295
    Let's recover those items first and put them on the Leopard. Once we neutralize the reality distortion, we won't have much time for looting.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:24 No.17242321

    No. No.

    No, fuck you, you, you the both of you, all of you, and your weeaboo plans. Fuck those teenagers, we don't need a bunch of whiny kids dragging us down. We're fine as it is. We can take Griffith's ass with what we have. Those teenagers have nothing to offer us compared to our hardware and troops.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:29 No.17242375

    Those whiny teenagers may very well be part of the problem. We must know.

    At any rate, any potential allies against Ebon Night must be considered. Even if they are teenagers.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:33 No.17242405
    Fuck you right back.
    If I can get another body between the enemy and one of the soldiers on our payroll, then I will. Those kids represent a meat shield or a Crossover Meta-contaminant that needs to be neutralized.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:34 No.17242425
    Your hatred of what you call 'weeaboo' clouds your judgment and makes you a dumbass.
    Do you have any idea how powerful a Persona-User is? The scale of the foes they've faced?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:35 No.17242434

    Then we send the kids as the first and front line right against the bulk of the enemy.

    Make both sides get wiped out. If the kids get killed off in the fight, it makes it easier for us to fix the distortion.

    With that said, let's prepare Operation: Uriah Gambit.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:35 No.17242436
    You're forgetting the loot factor. Getting our hands on Evokers or pokeballs would be fantastic. Not to mention, are you really going to turn down a (possible) alliance with GARY MOTHERFUCKING OAK?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:37 No.17242452
    We don't need a kid that's full of himself when we're going to face off against Chaos in the future.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)00:38 No.17242469
    Yes we do. He can be in front with his meat shields that never die, just faint.

    Couple hundred revives and we'll never have to worry about unit deaths again.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:39 No.17242479
    If a kid is unusable as an asset, then we either give him a .40 caliber retirement plan, or edit his memory and drop him back into his native Canon. Dealing with Crossovers one way or the other is our job, have you forgotten that?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:42 No.17242510
    With some of you people here calling the shots, I swear we need someone like Inquisitor Coteaz to give us a piece of his mind.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:42 No.17242514
    Now, getting back to the task at hand before we were derailed by the fuckwit, let's use those side tunnels, and get that loot secured and back onto the dropship.
    Give Egon, the Aurors, and the Farseers a visual on the loot, to see if they can identify any of it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:49 No.17242584
    Fuck Coteaz. He's just another Canon native, he's nothing more than fodder for the TG's war on S.U.E.'s and fighting off other Meta-threats at best, and just another native that needs to be put down at worst.

    He's a Native, a savage, a primitive and uncultured piece of Canon scum that should be terminated on sight outside of his native Canon.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:52 No.17242616

    Seconding this.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)00:54 No.17242633
    You take two hours to transport the loot onto the ship and take off... but when you attempt to reach orbit, you find your sensors clouded by impossibly thick mists.

    I'm going to have to stop here, my computer is acting up and I need to open up the case to have a look. See all of you on Monday. I might check in earlier, but it's iffy.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:57 No.17242652
    We didnt want to take off man, just have the stuff in the dropship so that we didnt have to grab it in the middle of our mad escape later.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)00:58 No.17242658
    I meant to open a video channel from the dropship to the Oncoming Storm so that the science and magic team could look at the loot without us attempting to leave the planet, which I knew would fail.

    Fine then. Have the dropship turn back and land. Open a video feed with a camera, have Egon and the others take a look at the feed to see if they can identify any of the look.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)01:06 No.17242734

    From just a sight examination they cannot tell what the items are, no.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:13 No.17242788

    Next will be using the unused chamber as a secure fallback area, and then pushing further down into the city.
    We need to identify what the reality distortion is, and come up with a way to destroy it. I'm considering that we should be prepared to beam down a photon torpedo with a maximum yield warhead.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:17 No.17242817
    Forget it, just glass the entire place. Warm up the turbolaser batteries, stat!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:18 No.17242831
    Okay, I guess. It pays to be safe now.

    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:23 No.17242870
    Do you remember what happened the last time we attempted to do this, and how fortunate we were to get it retconned?
    Or that the Farseers were asked about orbital strikes, and they said it was a bad idea?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:24 No.17242876
    rolled 7, 3, 80, 35, 26 = 151

    No objections?
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)01:24 No.17242879
    Can we at least try to figure out what the hell we're killing that's causing the reality distortion before we blow it up?

    I don't want to knock Cthulu into another dimension like we did to that lich.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:25 No.17242892
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    No need to worry about repercussions. Nope!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:28 No.17242916
    Of course there are objections! We always get one or two idiot yahoos that think superior firepower equates to invincibility, when we're fighting against a power that can bend space-time around its metaphysical fingers.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:28 No.17242921

    Hope everything works out, OP. See you when we see you.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:29 No.17242929
    We shall defeat all our enemies in one fell swoop! This is genius, just what Zero would do. Turning the terrain against the enemy and sweeping in for a decisive victory!
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)01:33 No.17242968
    What Zero would do is run in, swinging a sword killing everything in his way. He would then complete his mission objectives with deadly efficiency, make his way to the boss and then kill it with deadly efficiency.

    He would then go back to base and ask for orders. If X is around, he gets credit. Zero hates being a hero.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:34 No.17242980
    >[Generic credit-to-team gag]
    Let's just head to Antarctica and crack some heads!
    >That will give give OP time to come up with some truly challenging stuff for the final smog factory.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:34 No.17242990
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    Wrong Zero, mahn.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:35 No.17243003
    rolled 88, 82, 15, 61, 40 = 286

    All these deaths are necessary for a quick and decisive victory.

    Rolling for OP.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:36 No.17243014
    May all these souls quickly ascend to Heaven.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)01:36 No.17243017
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    But, didn't your cause several massive fuckups including nuking. . .

    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:41 No.17243059
    It's actually , horrifyingly brilliant, and cold.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:51 No.17243143
    While our away teams attempt to ascertain what is generating the reality distortion, I think we should send the Indefatigable down to Antarctica and begin penetrative scanning of the ice around the foot of the Miskatonic Mountains.

    Normally I would be the last to suggest the Inde entering the mist, but I don't think there's much other choice. We need its sensors to search for Old Ones that are in stasis in the ice. None of them will be in the city, because the Shoggoths will have killed them all.
    The Old Ones would be a powerful ally against the Shoggoths, and they might prove useful against Ebon Night.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)01:56 No.17243179
    rolled 81, 57, 83, 44, 84 = 349

    >>implying they'll work toward human interests.

    Proceed with turbolaser bombardment.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)02:16 No.17243306
    We can solve this very easily. Stealth mission into the base searching for the reality distortion. When we find it, we rate it based on how hard it would be to fight. If it can't be killed easily with what we have there, we beam down a missile into an empty room. We evacuate our troops and set the bomb off from a distance avoiding all unneeded causualties.

    Before blowing the entire area up, we make sure that doing so WON'T KNOCK THE THING INTO THE META AND MAKE US DEAL WITH IT LATER WHEN IT'S MORE POWERFUL.

    If it is easily killed, we shoot the thing and see if the mists disperse. If it doesn't and our scanners detect no more distortions, then we level the place from orbit.

    We don't currently know if this is supposed to be part of the canon for this universe. Our jobs are to preserve canon and if we don't know what IS canon, this makes our job quite a bit harder.

    On that topic, we should probably ask those researchers in Japan if the Mountains of Madness were always in Antarctica. That would help us decide how much firepower we need.

    Remember, we also need to take into account that currently, Antarctica is mostly a continent under a large sheet of ice. Blasting it with lasers from space may melt it, killing most of the rest of the planet.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:21 No.17243336
    Any chance of getting the Aurors down to Antarctica for healing, fire spells, and general magical bullshit?
    Also, if we're going to be dealing with Antarctica, we might as well have "Shoggoth Battle Plan B", AKA Destroids, ready to enact deadly death of killing on any large amount of enemy forces that slither out of the city.

    While we're doing this, Egon and Data should learn all the Ravenloft, in an attempt to figure out exactly how you're meant to stop a Dark Power.
    The Farseers should try to work out what Cheryl's role in this is, and also if we're still on a 1-week deadline. If she's the key to the entire world, then her role isn't done after Silent Hill, but I can't think of what she does next.
    Science team is currently working on the Aglaphotis? Switch to Offensive Reality Emitters, in case a Reality Emitter is capable of hurting the Ebon Night.

    Ravenloft likes to keep its darklords in place by playing on their obsessions. It may well be trying to stick us in this world owing to our obsessions for fixing reality and/or acquiring loot. I wouldn't put it past the Ebon Night dragging more canons into the area, to watch in amusement as we continually struggle.
    Heck, the Ebon Night may well be using us as an interdimensional assassination and garbage disposal tool. It sends us stuff, we kill boss monsters, it kicks us out before we can loot absolutely everything, and it sends back the boss-free rubble with half the loot intact - after having done only a fraction of the work itself.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:26 No.17243365
    Only half the loot.

    Start digging, we might be able to find more!
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:29 No.17243385
    We could send the Aurors down, but since they weren't part of the original group, we'd have to send them down in the other Leopard or in the Al'Kesh.

    If you also want the Destroids down there in case the Shoggoths decide to try and take over the dropships, then you'll want to take the Leopard down.

    I'm okay with Egon and Data analyzing what we know of Ebon Night and the Ravenloft setting, but I disagree with pulling the X-COM scientists from the Aglaophotis project.
    We've already been able to synthesize the components, and we're nearing the breakthrough required to create the stuff. Cheryl may need it, and it can be used against demons and dispels spirits. I think we'll need it.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)02:31 No.17243396
    And we were obviously given it for a reason. I think we'll need it to be able to kill Ebon Night.

    Like how in Zelda, you're always given the item you need to kill the boss earlier in the dungeon.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:32 No.17243404
    "Hey, Japan dude. Which of these seems the MOST normal to you:
    >1. There's a town in Maine that makes your nightmares real
    >2. Walking corpses swarming over and killing a large part of the United States
    >3. Vampires with armies of werewolves and death knights battling in Transylvania
    >4. Alien, sanity-breaking geometry in a city in Antarctica?
    Also don't worry, we're totally with the United Nations and thus it's entirely understandable that we don't know the history of your planet at all! Wait, did we say 'your' planet? Silly me, we meant 'our' planet.
    Woopsie we forgot one.
    >5. Spaceships from the future send down soldiers to loot ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING and send robots to spy on women in bathing houses"

    The easiest way to find out what's real and what isn't, is to teleport Mouse down to a city in America -and- a city in Europe, have him go to the internet, and upload this world's Wikipedia to us.
    "Zombies are a fictional ..."
    "Castlevania is a fictional..."
    "The Mountains of Madness is a fictional..."
    "Strahd von Zarovich is a fictional..."
    "Silent Hill is a town in Maine, famous for the mysterious disappearance of James Sutherland... (the world 'Konami' is suspiciously absent from this article)"
    That'll tell you what's native.
    Cross-check it between a bunch of different cities. It's possible that what's "Canon" might differ between continents.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:35 No.17243416
    That reason was "Spike rolled 70 when we told him to find loot". Or, was there a reason we were given a wine rack? Maybe we need to get the Ebon Night drunk, too!

    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)02:39 No.17243437
    Wine rack is for the boss too. Our boss. Holtz being happy means more gear for us.

    70 is a decent roll, meaning the item may be plot related. 100 is a great roll meaning bonus loot.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:43 No.17243462
    rolled 2 = 2

    In this quest, 35 is a decent roll. 50 is noticeably above-average, and 70 is cause for celebration.
    Here, I'll prove it:
    If this roll is 65 or above, you are absolutely correct.
    But if this roll is 35 or below, I am absolutely correct"
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:44 No.17243472
    Well would you look at that.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)02:55 No.17243539
    Or being meta-aware people, we can look at the wiki.

    Purpose: Plot use

    Hey, even if it was just extra loot, are you really gonna say no to bottles of "immune to demons" juice? It very possibly could be the only thing that lets us kill Ebon Night beyond massive use of the spell Holy, and we only have so much mana.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:57 No.17243547
    rolled 12 = 12

    Hang on, lemme ask the dice again.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)02:59 No.17243553
    Nope. It seems you're still wrong, and that the Aglaphotis does indeed cure demon infestation, but it isn't a "Plot item" or necessary to work on the Ebon Night.

    Furthermore, items in the Zelda games only started being effective on the dungeon's boss after the Ocarina of Time, so your example sucks too.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:05 No.17243579
    Link to the past actually. it's just that many of the bosses had more effective strategies due to the AI.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:10 No.17243597
    rolled 32 = 32

    That may well be the case here. There are probably many ways that would work, depending on what the Ebon Night is and what it tries to do. Egon and Data should try to brainstorm a whole bunch of ways, not just one.

    Attaching significance to random numbers is folly. The dice don't have any importance to what they roll. If I said "1-90 means teh dice is sux" and "91-100 means teh dice is god", the dice wouldn't give a shit, and would roll 1-90 about 90% of the time.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)03:14 No.17243624
    And since we can't use RPG books to find out the Dark Power's stats, our best bet is stuff we know works on evil, like that magic sword from Lotr, this anti-demon stuff, and hopefully, massive firepower.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:20 No.17243654
    Hmm. Is there any way to, for instance, store a Holy spell for use later?
    Even if it doesn't have stats, one of D&D's many gamebreakers - storing a shit-ton of attack spells on something triggered to go off at the same time - might work.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:22 No.17243668
    Maybe if we had a Faerunian wizard who specialized in it, or maybe some legendary smith Heroes.
    Did you want a Wand of Holy, or something that will spam Holy each time it's used and has infinite charges?
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)03:26 No.17243683
    Too bad we don't have a high level wizard with the right feats. Make a book of explosive runes with their damage changed to divine, throw it at the bad guy and dispel it, choosing to auto-fail your save.

    I know there's some feat out there that lets you change energy types, we just need to find the wizard that can do it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:28 No.17243693
    Just some bullshit involving Warp drives, parabolas, reflect and Holy.
    If Holy really is invoked by light shining down on something, then putting white mages at the focus of a magic-reflecting parabola, combined with FTL travel, will result in a day (or more)'s worth of Holy hitting one point at once.

    But then again, this just serves as an example of why you never put Magic, Hax technology, and bored Engineers anywhere near each-other.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:49 No.17243823
    Hey guys, Fate/Apocrypha chapter 1 got a translated summary.

    Let's summon a Servant during our downtime.


    >> Last order of business is that Jack needs to eat souls to stay around since Reika's not a magus, she assures Reika that she'll just eat bad people because their souls taste better .

    We can harvest souls easily, no problem sending a Servant into the middle of a bloodbath.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)03:52 No.17243844
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    >>Jack calling Lyla as her "mother"
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)04:20 No.17244024
    Weeaboo fanboy detected! Disregard opinions immediately.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)05:33 No.17244289
    Can't sleep, computer malfunctions will eat me.

    Before I trot off again for a while, I am going to note that the huge mysterious chamber is NOT the loot chamber, and that while a complete description is beyond my limited awakeness (that's a word, right?), it contains among other things, wall to wall runes and spidery carvings that make your head hurt, and a giant pulsating with inner light crystal pillar at the center. That is about what the probe droid reported before it pulled back.

    And now, sleep.
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)05:48 No.17244354
    >huge mysterious chamber is NOT the loot chamber
    >NOT the loot chamber

    If this one is NOT the loot chamber, that means there IS a loot chamber. Lets find it and empty it!
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)05:50 No.17244361
    or were you saying that tiny room we found the stuff in, and the large one next to it are not the same room. Because that's obvious.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)06:06 No.17244424
    Obviously we will need to get a holo-recorder from the Indefatigable and record every inch of the large chamber.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)12:32 No.17246276
    The obvious one. I dunno man, I was half dead when I thought I should post that.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)13:25 No.17246666
    rolled 11, 63, 9, 68, 58 = 209

    We're back to turbolasering the antarctica site. We're gonna glass it, and glass it good.

    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)13:50 No.17246904
    rolled 74 = 74

    >> The turbolaser batteries fire a green barrage of energy at the Antarctic city...
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)13:51 No.17246915
    You know, i'm kind of surprised we didn't wind up dealing with a Sunnydale domain. I mean, with all the various villains, Ebon Night would be spoilt for choice when it comes to Darklords. Of course, that could give us the option of recruiting the Scoobies-even if it was only Giles from the wishverse, that would be kind of overpowered. Although Giles might be a good magic guy to recruit at some point, now I think about it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)14:24 No.17247246
    Stop trolling the damn quest.
    Besides being a bad idea, we cannot into orbital fire with the mists.

    Why might it be a bad idea? Besides melting ice caps.and possibly just loosing shoggoths into to the world, in some versions the machinery of the eldar things is the only thing barely keeping the Unknown God beyond the mountains in check!
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)14:52 No.17247525
    There are a lot of Darklords I could've ripped from various things, but regrettably, I had to keep the number relatively low or this will turn into Ravenloft Quest when this is just supposed to be a mission.

    Granted of the missions I have drawn up this one is the longest, but yeah...
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)16:22 No.17248318
    Well its been fun thus far.

    A servant doesn't really add anything seeing as most of them are only really interested in the holy grail and that is something that we do not have on hand to offer them. The only one I can think of off hand that would potentially work is archer from fate/stay night if we offer him that chance to be a hero that reality denied him. But to be honest, there are more pressing concerns for hero choices at the moment.
    A social hero or an recon/intel hero for one, based on the discussion from a few threads ago.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)18:33 No.17249580
    We'd also then gain the pressing issue of keeping him alive with massive amounts of mana.

    In the show, the grail itself is providing most of it that keeps them there. The mage provides mana for combat.

    With no grail, we'd need not only enough to sustain him, we'd need enough to let him use his attacks.

    Overall, it'd be a waste because we'd either end up sucking half our mages dry, or need a new ship upgrade to collect mana.

    While he's make a decent recon hero, someone would first have to figure out how the hell we could keep him alive.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)19:13 No.17249956
    Did you not read the Fate/Apocrypha chapter 1 summary? If the servant can keep killing people and harvest their souls then it means we can keep them supplied with prana/mana.

    If it hasn't occured to you, we have a whole ton of all sorts of mages that we can distribute the mana drain among the whole lot of them. Heck, you asked for a RECON hero? Summon Jack the Ripper and she'll hook up with Lyla as her "mother".

    Basically if you sic a servant against a mook army (or say, an ork army), the servant would be farming tons of mana at that rate.

    tl;dr, Jack's stats:
    >> Codeki 12/17/11(Sat)19:24 No.17250078

    What a great idea. Lets summon a barely controllable maniac powered by stealing people's souls. Didn't she kill her first master. . .

    Nothing can go wrong there.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)19:41 No.17250274
    Soul stealing has been a part of all the games/visual novels/novels.

    And as >>17250078 said jack the ripper is extremely unstable.
    Emiya Shiro/Archer is a far better choice for a recon choice, but the point is moot as you cannot constantly feed them souls and there are better choices out their that are not as high maintenance.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)20:19 No.17250647
    Now now, you're twisting the semantics here.

    >While Sagara is the proper Master with Command Spells, she quickly shows that she has concluded that Reika is her Master instead.
    >> While he has her Command Spells, she hold no allegiance to him, and incapacitates him so that she may make Reika her true master in his stead.

    >to label Rikudou Reika as both her Master and her Mother

    >Master and her Mother

    A woman like Lyla can keep her under control.

    >>While needing to feed on the souls of humans to keep herself in existence, she claims that she will only eat evil people because their souls "taste" better.

    >>They target a loan shark company full of "bad people" the next day in order to gather energy for Jack.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)20:21 No.17250659

    Use Ringil to summon Fingolfin as a Servant.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)20:26 No.17250701
    Has it ever occurred to you to use Ethers and Hi-Ethers? Or to use the Economizer?

    How about some gear from D&D?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)20:30 No.17250731
    Fine. Lets put this very simply.

    We have no grail. There is no Grail War currently. We can not summon ANY of the servants without a Grail War.

    Jack the Ripper is still needed in her canon, so she's excluded.
    Archer [Emiya] is the only servant we could actually acquire, and that's due to the Bladeworks ending.

    We have no way to summon them. We have no moral way to sustain them. And the only one we can get, may not want to join.

    Still not worth wasting our equipment to sustain a hero. "Oops, out of Ethers. Hero disappears"
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)20:39 No.17250815
    rolled 12 = 12

    But why d we want her? She is still unstable.
    And she is not that useful to us if I am honest.
    And another point, to we really want Jack the Fucking Ripper? And not only jack the ripper, a version of jack ripper that wishes to, "be back inside her mother" and for that reason murdered people so she could crawl inside them?

    We want someone who is not a murderous sociopath to act as our recon expert.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)20:52 No.17250935
    Well tonight's Pathfinder sessions was cancelled, so...

    What are you guys doing again?


    What are you guys ACTUALLY doing?
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)20:56 No.17250967
    I sure hope not, pretty sure its just a few people trying to push it rather hard.

    What's the current situation?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)21:02 No.17251019
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    Blood alcohol at perfect Quest-running levels.
    Status of- oh, you meant in-game.

    When last I checked, you guys had just met up with the probe droid and tried to lift off and failed. Egon, the Farseers and Aurors cannot identify just by sight anything you recovered from the city. You stripped the loot chamber bare.

    More or less you've got the option of investigating the big chamber the droid found, and if so with what, and if not, then where to for everyone else?
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)21:03 No.17251024
    >>Jack the Ripper is still needed in her canon, so she's excluded.

    That's... questionable. Also that's not how the Hero system works.

    Summoning a Servant is basically summoning a copy of the concept of the hero from the Throne of Heroes.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)21:10 No.17251077
    rolled 9 = 9

    But if even if we did decide to do that, why jack the ripper?

    Hell even gilgamesh is a better choice.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)21:14 No.17251113
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    >> to, "be back inside her mother" and for that reason murdered people so she could crawl inside them
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)21:26 No.17251228
    Because Gil would find us and our work far beneath him.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/17/11(Sat)21:31 No.17251259
    Hokay, I'll check back again later. Guess people aren't ready/around just yet.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/17/11(Sat)21:38 No.17251322
    That isn't a reason to pick jack the ripper, if you want us to take her, give us some reasons.
    tl;dr here are her stats is not a reason.
    And gilgamesh was not always as dickish as he was. Fate/Zero comes to mind.

    I'm up for it, but I have not got a particularly good grasp on what is going on at the mo and am catching up. Not sure how many other people are around.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)22:15 No.17251736
    Fucking shitcocks!
    You damn idiots just cannot focus on the job at hand, can you?

    ANON, have the Leopard land back at the city. Beam a holo-recorder from the Indefatigable down to the team in the chamber, and get to recording everything. By using a holo-recorder rather than just a regular camera, we can recreate the room later in a holodeck or via holo-emitter.

    Have Egon work on translating the writing; we shouldn't move ahead without at least finding out what's written here; for all we know, it could be controls to a city-wide defense mechanism in case of shoggoth rebellion.

    While that is being done, have our away team make sure that the chamber is secure and keep a rotating watch.

    Since this will take a few hours, we can switch back to the Probe Droid in Tokyo, and ask the scientist at the Meteorological Agency if his colleagues have heard any other rumors about the other insurgents, and where they might be operating.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)22:26 No.17251863
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    In addition, we need to know which skyscraper, in which part of Tokyo, Griffith is using. Keep in mind that Tokyo is a fuckhuge megalopolis that incorporates several smaller cities, and also one of the most densely populated places on the planet.

    The pic to the left is the main offices of the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo.
    Once we have an idea of how much of Tokyo has been swallowed by mist and where Griffith's tower is, we can begin to plan where to land our troops and how to approach the fight.
    Landing right on top of his is not recommended because that gives the advantage to his Apostles. While our mundane weapons will likely be able to kill them, they also have the strength to rip tanks apart and so can severely damage our mechs if they get into melee range.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)22:45 No.17252060
    >What are you guys ACTUALLY doing?
    Gettin' trolled.
    There's some dude talking about using orbital bombardment on everything, and some weeaboo spamming his japanese anime. We still need someone to spam about gay sex, someone to spam about marijuana, and people to spam about homestuck and mlp.

    We should requisition some marijuana to calm the nerves of our crew, recruit Pinkie Pie and Vrishka, and ... I dunno. Recruit anyone from /v/ or /d/ or something.

    On a more serious note:
    Get Egon brainstorming ways to beat the Ebon Night, get Data and ANON working on the translation.
    I'd like to send Aurors down to the surface, for healing, fire, and general magic use. However, that'd take a dropship, which I'm not sure we have available at the moment.
    >A side chamber connected to these passage has a store of bizarre items the probe cannot identify.
    Loot room. Proceed towards it.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:39 No.17252597

    I second this motion. My only concern is the data we are going to be duplicating in the holodeck. We are going to have to be very, very careful not to accidentally bringing unending madness our ship. Have a contingency to burn/eject/vaporize that section of the ship if necessary. All non-essential crew should be relocated to other parts of the ship not near the test/off the ship entirely. If we can work remotely from the deck, even better.

    I really don't want a repeat of our little teleportation debacle from Transylvania. One bad roll could seriously ruin our day.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:44 No.17252634
    All of the information would be contained within the holo-recorder. The data can then be transmitted to the Oncoming Storm, where ANON does have buffers and filters specifically designed to filter out and neutralize mimetic viruses and other forms of direct information warfare.
    We used it back in the first 2 sessions when we scanned through broadcasts and video feed data from a Chaos-tainted TG probe.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:45 No.17252647
    So, beam down holorecorder, have Egon study the writing, the Probe droid further interrogate the scientists about the insurgents, and loot that shit.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:47 No.17252659
    Besides, we don't have a holo-deck. The Indefatigable, as a Defiant-class, is designed as a stripped down pocket warship, and doesn't have the amenities of a Galaxy-class.
    We have the holo-emitter, but as I said, we can have ANON filter through the data and make sure that there's no memetic attacks waiting for us.

    Also, the transporter incident was the mists and magic taking exception to our attempts to using the transporters in an offensive fashion.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:48 No.17252666
    The loot has already been looted, and that holo-data from the holo-recorder needs to be filtered by ANON first, but yes, essentially correct.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:52 No.17252707

    But are we assuming that it will actually be something we can filter? I am not thoroughly versed in the Cthulhu mythos, but I thought the whole point was the horrors/tech were utterly alien and indescribable. That is why I want some additional precautions. Other things have gotten through before, such as Sauron's eye. Given, that was more on the "magic" side of the spectrum than this. That being said, I still wouldn't put it past the Cthulhu-verse from bypassing ANON's built in protections somehow.

    The point is I prefer to be retardedly paranoid and over-prepare than just risk doing something that has the potential to bite us in the ass. Especially if it will not hurt us to do so and could potentially prevent something catastrophic from happening.
    >> Anonymous 12/17/11(Sat)23:56 No.17252752

    I thought we had a full holodeck. My bad. That being said,


    I think my point here still stands. We need to be prepared to do something drastic IMMEDIATELY if necessary. But I do feel much better that we will not be recreating an exact hologram of this on our ship.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)00:02 No.17252805
    Then the proper way to do this would be with all of the data from the holo-recorder being contained within a portable memory device with a thermite charge attached to it. The memory device would then be attached to a PADD for 2-dimensional viewing, also with a thermite charge.
    For when a full reproduction of the chamber is required via holo-emitter, then it can take place in a cargo hold which has a Mk. 2 Reality Emitter (which we still need to build) and can be open to space.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)01:06 No.17253463
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    You send your forces to secure the odd chamber, which they do so with relative ease. Descending through the secret tunnel, going deep underground, they scan the chamber's interior and send the information to orbit. A.N.O.N. runs over the data and swiftly pronounces the room safe from insanity-causing inscriptions. Despite this, when he sees the images coming back from the chamber, Egon grows a little pale.

    "I think it behooves me to state that I've seen this room before, or something like it," Egon states. "The crystal pillar in the center there looks similar to designs I've seen in several ancient myths I've read about pertaining to pillars holding up the world. It actually bears a passing resemblance to the Pillar of New York I encountered once... minus the orange lubricant oozing from it. That pillar was also perpetually moving and made of stone. This one is made of crystal and still."
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)01:25 No.17253703
    Reference material for the one Egon encountered: http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Pillar_of_New_York

    Crystal and still... Does the whole area have a metallic and/or crystal sheen or formations? Does it connect to the ceiling? Do the scans of the complex so far have anything to suggest this is a load-bearing structure?

    Run the text scans through arcane-type languages and ciphers; paying particular attention to Cthulu Mythos, Infernal, Abyssal, various elemental languages, and various languages from the Warcraft universe. If it's crystal and still, I'm vaguely suspecting this to be the World Pillar.

    Oh! Have VP-99 scan the area for magnetic sources and such, starting with the pillar.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)01:37 No.17253809
    The pillar does connect to the ceiling, the area does not have a metallic or crystalline sheen.

    Analysis of the runes and carvings will take some time, but from what VP-99 has managed to gather, the pillar is load bearing.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)01:41 No.17253838
    Alright, have Egon and ANON begin running translations on the runes.

    We don't want to go forward until we have some idea of what we're dealing with here.
    Also this scraps most of the ideas of using a photon torpedo to destroy the reality distortion; we'll need a more directed approach.

    Also, is it possible for us to manufacture any Mk. 2 Reality Emitters with the equipment and materials at our disposal?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)01:44 No.17253855
    Nope. You'd need an upgraded engineering bay/workshop for that, or base facilities. Reality Emitters aren't easy to build.

    Checking out for the night. I'll tell you right now that the Meteorological Agency staff doesn't have any new information for you after you talk to the first guy's colleagues. They've been keeping their heads down, more or less.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)01:46 No.17253872
    That's okay. We'll move on to searching the city for the insurgents, then.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)01:46 No.17253873
    Alright. Transport some demolitions charges down to the team inside the complex if possible. Consult with Demoman about the type and placement of the charges for maximum efficiency of destruction. If this is a load-bearing pillar, we may be able to bring the city down on some nasty bugger that tries chasing us out.. Or as a final hurrah to destroy the place once we get all the loot and leave.

    Continue the watches and have VP-99 scanning for any changes that wouldn't be immediately obvious to the team down there already. We probably need to know what the writing says, and giant room in the middle of an insanity-inducing city just screams "boss fight" to me. I want details in case they're important to future fights, or whatever we get from them; so we should wait on the translation.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)01:48 No.17253890
    That sounds like a bad idea, since this is a World Pillar, and not simply one that holds up a city or island.
    Destroying this pillar could mean Game Over for this planet, and Mission Failed for us.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)05:57 No.17255183
    If Egon doesn't require it, we should probably beam down the holo-emitter for the Probe Droid in Tokyo to start using. It will provide it with optical camo, and allow it to hide better. We just have to beam it down when the scientists aren't looking.
    Once ready, it needs to search the city for Guts and the monster-summoning teenagers.

    Also, someone suggested having Mouse beam down to one of the cities that's no longer covered by mist and access Wikipedia.
    One of the major US cities should be a good place to beam down, and he should be able to access a computer. The power plants will hopefully be back up and the Internet online.
    We need to determine who is Canon to this world, and who we will need to either recruit, relocate, or terminate.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)10:40 No.17256430
    What do the Farseers say about this World Pillar?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)12:49 No.17257177
    Looks like engineering bay and workshops are next.
    We don't need an upgraded transmitter, right guys?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)13:28 No.17257455
    If we can't make the Mk. II reality emitters with our current capabilities, then there's no way we'll be able to make the Mk. III's that we're working on now. These are going to be our aces against Chaos, and we need a way to manufacture them.

    We've been wanting a Tausennigan Thunderhead-class fabrication foundry, though. It might be enough to build the Mk. II's and Mk. III's, along with everything else we want. We should check in with the TG database and see if it'll meet our needs, or if we need to buy the upgraded workshops and the engineers to staff them.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)16:40 No.17259208
    rolled 45 = 45

    Your probe droid begins to search for signs of the insurgency...
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)16:48 No.17259291
    The probe droid searches for two more hours, and in that time, only manages to catch snippets of a whispered conversation between two people smoking outside a building.

    "So then the crazy bastard shoots himself in the head and out comes a monster."

    "You're full of shit, I heard he uses brightly colored red balls!"

    "What th- That's Pokemon, you moron! How do you not- well, it doesn't matter! That's what I heard!"

    "Well I heard he uses balls! One of them anyway. Kenji said he saw someone use cards, though."

    "That's another cartoon! Yugi-Oh!"

    "Well excuse me for not knowing about kid's shows when we're in the middle of an apocalypse! But Kenji says he saw cards, and I believe him more than you."

    "Hito, you're an idiot."
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)16:50 No.17259314

    Wait, how many reality distortions do we sense in the area.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)16:54 No.17259353
    Have the droid attempt to find one or more of these teenagers. They will likely be useful if we don't have to "remove" them.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:04 No.17259468
    We will have to eliminate them one way or another. All of them are not native to this world.

    The resistance they provide is infinitesimal compared to our firepower.

    All we have to do is make them attack Griffith's army first, and we have our battlemechs and our heaviest-armed troops shoot them all in the back when they think they have our trust.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:10 No.17259545
    Or, just recruit them, like we did with the survivors from Riverside/Racoon City. If they're S.U.E.s, than burn baby burn, but if not, we could always use more recruits.

    We need to find out more about them before doing anything rash.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:12 No.17259573
    We don't need mouths to feed that can't defend for themselves and rely on making a monster take orders.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:12 No.17259580
    And annoying or not, they're still hero characters.
    Even if they sit on the ship 99% of the time useless, there will still probably be at least one instance where they're useful.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:13 No.17259583
    That being said, when Heather and co. are of no consequence to this world, we should execute them swiftly.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:15 No.17259608
    What? but Heather's Bum is awesome!
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:15 No.17259622
    and so is that dumbass detective we recruited.

    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)17:23 No.17259719
    rolled 35 = 35

    The Storm's sensors still only detect the one.

    You send your droid off to try and track one of these mystery teens down.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)17:25 No.17259739
    The droid searches for an additional hour and finds nothing, though it does run up against what seems like almost a wall of especially thick mist at the edge of the city. It seems as if you've found the domain's northern border.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:26 No.17259749
    What streets/buildings is the northern border situated?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:32 No.17259817
    Can you tell us approximately where on the Google map of Tokyo that the northern border is located?

    Also, was anyone able to pinpoint what skyscraper Griffith is using for his base?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)17:33 No.17259834
    The northern border is along the north edge of the Shinjuku and Bunkyo wards.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:38 No.17259888
    Have the Droid follow the wall of mist, and go all the way around. That way, we can determine the East, South, and West borders.

    As it does so, keep an audio receiver open for further information concerning the insurgents and Griffith's tower.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:50 No.17260023
    Can we manufacture a kludged together aerial UAV ourselves? Something that doesn't have much (or any) durability, only carries early 21st Century level optics, and has not ability to fight?

    I would like to get some aerial recon to determine the extent of the mist in Tokyo, and identify the Hawk's Perch, and that's it. That way we could keep the Probe Droid on more difficult tasks that only it would be suitable for, such as locating the insurgents and making contact with them.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:52 No.17260047

    I hope someone is drawing a picture of the mist walls on Google Maps.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:54 No.17260066
    On it, but can't really do much without the other walls.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:55 No.17260083
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    yes you can.

    Google for the "AR Drone" . It carries a camera for first-person remote control.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)17:56 No.17260091
    It's mostly plastic and styrofoam.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)17:58 No.17260110
    rolled 16 = 16

    The domain seems to encompass the Shinjuku, Bunkyo, Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato,Shinagawa, Meguro, Setagaya, and Shibuya wards. It takes the probe droid another three hours to complete its patrol.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)17:59 No.17260128
    The probe droid completes its patrol just as it stumbles into a patrol of knights on horseback.

    "What the... a machine!!!" the lead roars. "Destroy it!!!"
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:01 No.17260140
    Shit! Blast them! No prisoners, no survivors!
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:01 No.17260146
    Somebody please draw something from Google Maps.

    In exchange, we can try to raid some the Toys R' Us Tokyo branches for the AR drones.

    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:02 No.17260156
    Flee loyal droid! Make for the sea and go deep!
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:05 No.17260190
    rolled 45 = 45

    Rolling for OP.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:06 No.17260205
    Did OP ever post what would have happened if we sent other people into Silent Hill? I remember him mentioning that he would post it as a bonus.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:06 No.17260209
    OP does the rollin' 'round these here parts.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:08 No.17260224
    Yeah, right after we met Ebon Night.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:09 No.17260239
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    Yes, he did.
    He mentioned that the more people that would have been sent, the worse and worse things would have gotten, and that there was a clear 'you dun fucked up' line, that if we crossed it, would have been suicidal. If any of the Space Marines had gone, one of the bosses would have been a Corpse-Emperor with zombie insects that would have latched onto any space marine that fell and turned them into zombie marines that would have attacked us.

    Also, here's the Tokyo map I made. It's only a rough guess.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:12 No.17260285
    Alright, are we having the Droid fight or flee?
    We only have 1 vote each way, and its deadlocked.
    You there! Vote! Take responsibility for the choices that the Command Crew makes!
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:13 No.17260290
    Best to flee. One, risking a fight might give their bosses time to get involved and we loose a good droid.
    Two, I don't want them to have any idea of what our weapons are like yet.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:13 No.17260299
    I knew about the spess mehrine ones, but I thought he was going to do more for the others as well.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:15 No.17260323
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    rolled 33 = 33

    *sees map*

    *sees Tokiwadai on it*
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:19 No.17260378
    Tokiwadai, Itabashi? That's nowhere near the operational theater.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:22 No.17260411
    Alright, it's been long enough.
    2 to run, 1 to fight.
    Looks like we'll be having the droid run.

    If you don't like it, you should have voted.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)18:24 No.17260437
    rolled 96 = 96

    The droid turns to fly away as the knights gallop after it. When it becomes clear they cannot overtake it, the knights stop and their bodies begin to quiver and pulsate before grotesquely transforming into monstrous abominations. Two take the forms of insect-like centaurs, with a horrid fusion of man and mantis for an upper-half, and a horse lower half with chitin plates instead of barding.

    The third dismounts and begins to turn into what appears a skinless, muscle-bound gargoyle, with fangs erupting forth all over his body.

    The transformation has taken precious seconds though, and the probe droid continues to race away...
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:26 No.17260457
    RUN VP-98! We need both you and your brother!
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)18:26 No.17260462
    The droid gets away clean, swiftly losing even the flying Apostle in the maze of Tokyo's streets and skyscrapers. In addition, while attempting to escape, the droid manages to get a sighting of a large skyscraper near the center of the city with what looks like battlements and fortifications built into it.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:32 No.17260525
    ANON, run a comparison between the Viper's video feed shot of the tower and surrounding buildings with a map of a baseline Tokyo skyline and identify the building. If we can identify it, it'll make planning our invasion much easier.

    Probe Droid, you did well to lose your pursuers. Go out to the bay, and stay submerged until nightfall, then return to the Meteorological Agency.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:38 No.17260591
    Guessing it's the Shibuya 109 .
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:39 No.17260595

    Sorry I've been away for a couple days. Be careful what threads you post in folks, got a two day ban for apparently posting in a spam thread at some point? I dunno, but the important part is I'm back in the saddle again.

    Glad the fleeing worked, are there any matches with the creatures the knights turned into in our databanks?
    My Berserk-fu is weak, are they consistent with what would be seen there, or a crossover phenomena?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:41 No.17260617
    Basically, are they known apostles, or no-namers?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:42 No.17260640
    Is that what apostles are? Freaky monsterformers?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:43 No.17260651
    Apostles are humans who give up what is the most important to them to become monsters.

    They can swap between their forms at will.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:44 No.17260664
    Ok, on the borders that the probe mapped out, are they irregularly shaped, or geometric, like a circle or hexagon or whathaveyou?
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)18:46 No.17260689

    The skyscraper is not on record, but that doesn't mean much. It could also have been modified to the extent it no longer matches with its original structure.

    The probe droid makes it to the bay and submerges safely.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)18:46 No.17260698
    Irregularly shaped.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:47 No.17260699
    Try to see if we can pinpoint the locations of the main generals whose names I forget (The Giant guy who turns into a crystal dragon, the Moon Knight, Archer dude, and Zodd).
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:49 No.17260735
    Interesting that unrelated protagonists are here, first protagonists period that we've seen short of local Silent Hill people.
    Probably a side effect of just how crazily powerful the distortion here was, plus pulling stuff from Eastern sources was probably a really unusual experience for Ebon Night, they've got shit in there that's so far outside his experience that it probably even scared him/it.
    Also shows that his meta-control isn't firm.. which actually makes him MORE dangerous to the metaverse at large.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:50 No.17260739
    Too dangerous.

    Remember that this is only one of two Probe Droids we have; we can't afford to lose this one, not yet.

    I was actually hoping that the surrounding buildings would be still identifiable enough to get a fix on what area the Hawk's Perch is located so that we can plan properly.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:51 No.17260760
    Well, word will likely get out that a machine actually appeared.

    As such, they are likely to be on alert. We must be cautious.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:52 No.17260769
    I'm willing to bet we're going to end up with crossover generals instead of the standard ones. Unless Ebon felt they were particularly tormentable.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:53 No.17260785
    I'm picturing Pegasus, Gary and Guts as generals for some reason.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:53 No.17260787
    Maybe for the other ones, but Zodd has one major desire, one fight to the death with Guts.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:55 No.17260803
    Alright, with our Probe Droid safe for now, and Egon still working on those translations, can Data and the engineering crew from the Relentless and Indefatigable make some cheap, disposable UAV's for use in Tokyo?
    Also, we need to have Mouse check Wikipedia.
    Now that the mists are clear from Europe and America, have Mouse check the comm-sats, and see if he can access Wikipedia and the Internet.

    Finally, how are the astronauts and the cosmonaut we picked up from the ISS handling things?
    Have they seen the Indefatigable and the Relentless yet?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:56 No.17260819
    You mean cheap and made of plastic, styrofoam, and batteries like in >>17260146
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)18:58 No.17260843
    Actually, that reminds me of a very good point:

    ANON: What changes if any have occurred with the withdrawal of the mists from areas?
    Did the Church of Order remain a cathedral?
    Did Riverside remain? Did the crater for Raccoon City?
    Did the Village near the counts' castles remain, or get altered?
    Do we have any projections on whether the displaced protaganists need to be collected and returned to their home canons? Are they missing?
    Do we need to make sure Griffith is returned? The rest of the people we've taken care of were either supposed to die or were from a destroyed Ravenloft canon, what about this guy?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:06 No.17260958
    All of these.

    Sorry to dump so much on you at once, OP, but we're trying to be careful. That's how much we respect you.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:11 No.17261016
    Have we figured out anything more about the Antarctic Pillar?
    We should be as careful as possible with it unless we figure out absolutely otherwise. I don't want to see us destroy the world/antarctic or free the Unknown God of anything.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:12 No.17261023
    >Finally, how are the astronauts and the cosmonaut we picked up from the ISS handling things?
    Have they seen the Indefatigable and the Relentless yet?

    Also, the guys we picked up from Riverside and Raccoon.

    And for the love of god, can we get a reading from the Seer Council at some point? It might be good to have some additional intelligence.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:14 No.17261043
    Glad to see someone backing up my suggestions, been able to follow the thread from my phone the last couple days, but it can't post for crap, and was beginning to worry it had been taken over by trolls at some points.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:14 No.17261044
    >Also, the guys we picked up from Riverside and Raccoon.
    We never picked those survivors up. It was deemed as unnecessary by the majority.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:14 No.17261050
    I'm in agreement. I'm more afraid in this quest than one of Verdebere's. At least we got decent rolls usually in those ones.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:15 No.17261064
    No, we did, and we have a batch of survivors from near Silent Hill too.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:17 No.17261074
    We picked up that bunch of survivors that Cheryl led us to back at Silent Hill, but I don't recall us picking up the Riverside survivors.
    Which post was it in?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:19 No.17261099
    Same post that described the photon torpedo 'nuking' of Raccoon City.
    There was even a suggestion of asking the doctor to help patch people up after the loss of the EMH.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:24 No.17261128
    >Same post that described the photon torpedo 'nuking' of Raccoon City.
    That would be this one:
    >It is a fierce debate in the Oncoming Storm's command bridge, but though it is close, the decision to take the S.U.E. tube is made. It is festooned with spare Reality Emitters and loaded into the Leopard, as are the survivors. A few odds and ends from the lab are also loaded with the hopes that more thorough analysis will gain you something.
    >All TG forces living or dead are removed from the field.
    >The photon torpedo lights up the night like a new sun before wiping out the fallen city of Raccoon in a few seconds. The death of that city is a mercy killing though, given the undead state of its inhabitants.
    >When the city is destroyed the mists over the entire Americas begin to roll back.
    >And I think that's a good stopping point. Next thread on Monday, 7PM.

    The only other post which mentions survivors is:
    And that one is in response to survivors left in Raccoon City, not Riverside.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:28 No.17261159
    Considering that there weren't any survivors in Raccoon and the only ones we ever concerned ourselves with were in Riverside right next door, it is pretty clear who was rescued.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:33 No.17261207
    If that's the case, then why would we have 'rescued' all of those people, when the zombie crisis had passed and the mists had receded? In order to recruit them?
    Besides the need to replicate weapons and armor for all of them, they're mostly civilians, and they'll get torn up worse than our TG Recruit team.
    And finally, they have a chance to get back to a normal life, versus being thrown into combat against monsters with little chance of seeing their retirement alive.

    This'll just make a lot more work for the Aurors to Obliviate their memories.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:35 No.17261221
    Execute all of them, and harvest their souls so we can maintain Jack the Ripper as a Servant.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:39 No.17261276
    We had confirmed early on that there was no lifesigns within Raccoon City. There were to schools of thought on rescuing the 50 from Riverside. A) the blast to Raccoon may damage them as they were reportedly very close to each other (or zombies might remain there), and B) there was concern over the risk that Riverside would vanish as well, trapping those people in L4D.
    There were suggestions for making believable extractions without needing to Obliviate, but it is unknown if they were used. It was late and I think OP was just tired of us arguing about it by that point.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/18/11(Sun)19:39 No.17261284
    Why do you keep pushing for jack the ripper? No really, why? You have given us no indication as to why she is a good choice.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:41 No.17261303
    Yeah, at least the guy pushing Zero actually explained his reasoning.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:42 No.17261315
    I've written it off as either trolling or good-natured ribbing by this point. Is just a bad idea all around.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:46 No.17261361
    Recon/Infiltration Hero. Also a Servant is usually at least a match for a Space Marine or several levels above one.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:48 No.17261381
    Anyone needing to feed on souls is right out. We just can't support that.

    On another note, as has been noted in other threads, it is support heroes we are lacking for at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:49 No.17261393
    Cheaper to purchase stealth nano-augments from a Deus Ex Canon and have them installed in a compatible Delta Green operative.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/18/11(Sun)19:52 No.17261428
    But if were after a servant, why jack? There are far better choices for recon, archer/emiya for example.

    As was stated in a previous thread we want recon/intel/engineerings heroes at the moment.
    A servant does not help out much in this regard.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)19:56 No.17261484
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    Hell, those stealth suits already cover the key things the augments did.
    What we should pick up is some good sound damping fields to attach to them, to the point where they could crack a head in complete silence.
    >> MetaQuest OP 12/18/11(Sun)19:58 No.17261501
    I don't know, how did you decide to handle them? As I recall, you loaded them onto a Leopard, which looks enough like a souped up shuttle that you can bullshit stuff.

    Data and the Storm crew can whip up some basic drones easily enough.

    Riverside is gone, leaving the survivors you picked up somewhat at a loss. More than a few want to return anyway and try to pick up some semblance of a normal life. They state they are willing to have their memories altered so long as they can live in peace. However, some of the survivors would rather see how deep the rabbit hole goes. It is up to you what
    to do with them. 35 of the 50 wish to return. 15 do not.

    >ANON: What changes if any have occurred with the withdrawal of the mists from areas?

    The towns and cities have suffered damage, suggesting that wherever/whatever happened to the rest of the land when it was 'mistified', wasn't pretty.

    >Did the Church of Order remain a cathedral?

    No, it reverted to a church.

    >Did Riverside remain? Did the crater for Raccoon City?

    Both vanished, leaving a stretch of normal Pennsylvania landscape.

    >Did the Village near the counts' castles remain, or get altered?

    The village vanished entirely.

    >Do we have any projections on whether the displaced protaganists need to be collected and returned to their home canons? Are they missing?
    Do we need to make sure Griffith is returned? The rest of the people we've taken care of were either supposed to die or were from a destroyed Ravenloft canon, what about this guy?

    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 12/18/11(Sun)19:59 No.17261517
    Those aren't bad ideas, definatly worth looking into.

    Something else we may want are the anti-grav things that the deathwatch stick on their heavyweapons, that i forget the name of, that enable them to use them on the move and akin to lighter weapons.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:01 No.17261548
    actually, with a good D&D wizard, we can cast silence on them ahead of time. It'd make it so that no noise can be made within range of them.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:04 No.17261585
    Thanks OP.

    Well, I'd say the ones that want to stay on can stay on, same goes for anyone else we've picked up. Pretty much the option for all of them: Some memory tweaking and living in a ravaged, but hopefully horror-free world, or coming to the Transpace Guard and seeing crazy shit on regular basis.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:04 No.17261588
    >Riverside is gone, leaving the survivors you picked up somewhat at a loss.
    Well, that's just great. We actually TOOK Riverside people OUT of their Canon. That's fucking fantastic.
    I suppose that in comparison to some of the other things we've gotten up to, this will only be considered a minor infraction.

    ANON, can these 35 people resettled here in this world, or does TG regulations require that we travel and return them to a L4D world's Riverside?

    As for the 15, fine, get them up to speed on the Meta, and trained on some of the spare weapons from the fallen TG Recruits. Maybe they can manage to kill an Apostle before they all die.

    Is Doctor Han amongst the returnees, or the new recruits?
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:09 No.17261656
    Considering that they aren't _characters_ from L4D, we should be good. Hell, a few of them were from Raccoon City, like the guy that lead us to the group.
    Basically anybody from either of those places would be canonically dead in there normal canon.

    Some are possibly from the local world, or others entirely, Ebon Night has made a mess of things.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:10 No.17261676
    Dude, calm down. This isn't their native canon, and it's likely the world they were from is actually destoryed due to a large chunk of it being here.

    Our best hope for them is to either mind-wipe them and let them live here after we fix it, or to recruit the ones that like us, and then mind-wipe the rest.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:13 No.17261710
    *their normal canon

    Han does seem like a good guy to have around, almost hero level from his level-headedness and concern for his group. He might opt to stay and help rebuild this world though.

    You know, even if he wants to stay, we might consider recruiting him- the Transpace Guard is going to want to set up an observation outpost here after this mess, to see how the canon recovers.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:27 No.17261892
    Do a round of interviews at some point, see if any of those that wish to stay seem like good candidates for working with us to monitor this world, and attempt to recruit those that seem like they would work well with us and that task.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:28 No.17261915
    Also, we're in auto-sage, we just hit page 6 and falling.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:35 No.17261991
    OK, so we have:

    Asking OP/ANON questions about things.

    Having the Probe hide underwater and attempt to return to the Meterological Agency at night.

    And having the Antarctic Expedition secure their location until we can come up with some translations/ideas?

    Correct? Just making sure we've got our actions laid out.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:43 No.17262057
    >>Do a round of interviews at some point, see if any of those that wish to stay seem like good candidates for working with us to monitor this world, and attempt to recruit those that seem like they would work well with us and that task.

    Make sure everyone else that doesn't join the Observation Outpost has to be EXECUTED. Obliviating them would make them suffer for the rest of their lives in a world that they cannot get a normal life back in, most especially that it's friggin' America.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)20:48 No.17262102
    Ok. I don't know whether you're the asshole screaming "Turbolasers" or the asshole screaming "Murder Everyone." You could be the both. Knock it off. We only kill what's needed. If they aren't S.U.E.s or reality distortions, we can leave them and let them live.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)21:19 No.17262391
    Indeed, murder team we are not.
    Nominally, we try to be the good guys.

    It's going to really suck if we ever have to correct a world that's been worked at by fixers and make it worse again.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)21:21 No.17262404
    Hope we didn't scare OP away.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)21:29 No.17262494
    Considering we're in autosage, if he comes again, he'll probably make a new post.
    >> Anonymous 12/18/11(Sun)21:39 No.17262614
    Aye, though we've had next actions settled for a bit now.
    probably just worrying needlessly, I've had a bit of a fear of OP abandonment ever since Slug Quest.
    >> Anonymous 12/19/11(Mon)00:08 No.17264153
    Well, he originally said the thread would return Monday, it might be that he just poked his head in for a bit then left again.
    >> Anonymous 12/19/11(Mon)00:11 No.17264191
    Page 13, we're goin' down!

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