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    18 KB TG Quest 67: Half-Assed Edition MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)20:03 No.18219208  


    TG QUEST!!!

    Last Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18180825/

    Current Status: Thread is up so you know what's going on, but it won't go active until my head stops feeling like it's in a vice. ETA: 9 PM. Sorry for the wait.

    Short Summary: Having arrived at the infamous 8-bit Dystopia, you find yourself on the opposing end of the schemes of a rogue Transpace Guard researcher turned monster, Dr. Grimm. Having communed with the Goddesses of Hyrule, you have learned much, determining that Grimm seeks to stamp out the last heroes of the City, and you must stop him.

    You also managed to locate Dr. Light's broadcast spot, a relay deep in the Pipes, as well as discovering that Dr. Robotnik has seized a Subspace Bomb, Dr. Wily has acquired research data from the Men of Iron, and MetPharm is working on researching the three gems of Hyrule.

    You made an attempt to recon the dig site, but were beaten back by Metal Man, and your attempt to contact Dr. Light took a setback when Spike was nearly devoured by rabid Goombas. However you eventually managed to contact the good Doctor and gain some valuable information.

    You have managed to make contact and secure an alliance with the remnants of X-COM, X-COM NOVA, for an attack in 2 days on MetPharm.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:12 No.18219314
    Alright, thanks for the heads-up, MetaOP.

    As of last thread, we had these task items started:
    1. converting an abandoned building to be similar to Wily Towers, so that a maintenance engineer we bribed can show us their power and security setup.
    2. Scrying was done on the Corp HQ's, identifying security and defenses, and the shadowrunner teams were on hand for expert analysis.
    3. Dr. Lazarus is whipping up a batch of virus, that will cripple the human workforce of the Corps, timed to coincide with our attack.
    4. Dr. Light has been informed of our plans to attack in 2 days and is getting ready.
    5. Gondegal is being readied with ghost-touch equipment, should be another day. He will be able to provide us with tricorder readings, and slap transporter beacons onto targets, once the equipment is ready.
    6. Light is sending a spybot to the Dig Site.
    7. Douglas Cartland is still trolling through seedy bars with an Auror and a Psion to find any more potential turncoats to bribe.
    8. Abjurers are making stickers and posters of Explosive Runes; spell has been confirmed to be triggered by robots reading them.

    Need status updates on:
    A. Techno-Wizards are upgrading the light ceramic-titanium mesh armor that the Psions, Abjurers, and White Mages wear with magical enchantments. See how much progress has been done, and what level of protection we can expect.

    Dr. Han is being trained by Medic on how to use a Medigun. Will not be ready for the attack.

    2 latent psychics detected amongst the TG Soldiers. Will not be ready in time for the attack.

    Advanced Engineering Bay is still damaged and non-operational. Will not be ready in time for the attack.
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)20:22 No.18219402
    Hey MetaOp, minor question on our inventory. Are the baneblade crewed with a normal crew, or do we need to find people to crew them?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:24 No.18219419
    Holtz already crewed the Baneblades; that's why we had to take an extra day back at Sector HQ.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:47 No.18219727
    The baneblades (or some of them) would be very useful in making a single, devastating strike at Metpharm.

    Although, do we really want to destroy it? This is a canon dystopia crossover, and if we clear out some of the antagonists we might actually be creating a reality distortion ourselves.

    We know Grimm is at the center of the planet. Why don't we just laser-tunnel our way down there and shoot the fuck out of him?
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)20:49 No.18219748
    I'm mostly wondering if they're outfitted with a standard crew. The Lexicanum says that the normal crew for a Baneblade is a Commander, a Driver, 3 Gunners, 3 Loaders, a Comms-Operator, and an Engineer.

    If that is accurate for our Baneblades, that means we have 100 engineers standing around doing nothing normally, and we can have them working in the Engineering department while they aren't deployed.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:50 No.18219765
    Besides the fact that we don't have the specialized mining equipment for it, you're underestimating Grimm's powers, and his knowledge of the Guard.

    Besides, the amount of energy required for a drilling operation of that much power would light up every single sensor in the system.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:52 No.18219790
    The Mikasa can do it.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)20:54 No.18219827
    The Mikasa could, but without knowing more about what Grimm is capable of we could be throwing resources away. We would be attacking him in his lair, and there's all those captives to consider. We don't know who they are, what importance they have.
    We could attempt further scrying but I think it would be dangerous and we should remain aware of the dangers, even if it's necessary.
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)20:56 No.18219851
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    We also have the problem of otherwise getting there. We can't teleport down there, and the only other way we know of contains some of the hardest to kill people in the canon and a dungeon crawl.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)20:57 No.18219860
    rolled 6, 60 = 66

    That one engineer keeps the tank repaired and maintained. So he's not really 'free'.

    The day passes swiftly enough with the myriad plans in the making.

    Day 3

    You receive a report from Dr. Light at the same time the Gurus finish preparing Gondegal for his excursion and send him off.

    Are there any specific things you want to order Gondegal to do beyond "look around"?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)21:00 No.18219898
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    "Unfortunately..." Dr. Light reports. "Metal Man detected and destroyed each of my spybots. Even the ones I were SURE could fool his detection subroutines. It seems whatever they are guarding must truly be important. They aren't doing half-measures."
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:02 No.18219917
    Have the Tricorder turned on, in passive scanning mode. It should be able to compensate for the phase variance of being ethereal.
    We want him to look around, try to find the power generators, backup generators, the primary and secondary interdiction field generators, and Robotnik's personal lab where Metal Sonic is located.

    Have the tricorder set to accept burst transmissions from the Indefatigable, and to send burst transmissions back.
    We want energy flow readings, and what the interdiction field generators use to set up their fields.
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)21:02 No.18219926
    Search for the Teleport indictor. Search for the bomb.

    Also, can he turn solid enough to alter things?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:16 No.18220084
    How did Metalman destroy the spybots? If he destroyed them by simply flinging blades at them, would it be possible to rig one with a localized Electro Magnetic Pulse to possibly short him out. I'd suggest rigging a Probe droid with some kind of camoflage that confuses digital cameras or a low powered shield that will let him get close enough to act as a bomb.

    If we can fry Metalman, that would make this quite a bit easier.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)21:19 No.18220116
    He can. Gondegal infiltrates the building and over the course of four hours is able to find the room where the teleportation interdictors are housed. It's a massive chamber with numerous posted guards, Eggman obviously quite wary of the damage a teleportation-borne assault could have on his operations.

    Dr. Light is a bit incredulous.

    "My dear boy, you seem to drastically underestimate how easy it is to destroy a Robot Master. If a mere Spybot could do it... Well. I wouldn't have spent so long designing... Ahem. Anyway, my infiltrator has reported back. Didn't you want me to share his findings?"
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:20 No.18220125
    "Ah, yes. What has he been able to find about MetPharm?"
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:23 No.18220151
    Do we make Gondegal steal stuff or do sabotaging?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:26 No.18220205
    As for Gondegal, make note of the security setup for the interdiction field generators. If only we had enough time to make some ghost-touch bombs...

    Gurus! How long would it take you to ghost-touch some thermal detonators, or X-COM High Explosives?

    Now, Gondegal will need to find Robotnik's personal lab.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)21:28 No.18220217
    Can Gondegal tell if the room is self-powered or if it draws power from somewhere else?

    If it is self-powered, then we may be in trouble. If not, have him follow the power lines back to a source or major junction and keep it in mind for sabotage.

    Have ANON upload the energy signatures of Chaos Emeralds if we have that data; or particularly anomalous energy signatures. Locating any Emeralds may help us de-power Eggman's stuff; or at the very least keep it away from Metal Sonic so it can't go Super on us or anything.

    "Doctor, please share your report."
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)21:31 No.18220253
    Yes, we would appreciate it.

    Have Gondegal keep searching for the generators, or Chaos Emeralds if Eggman has them. Also have him do a quick look over of most of the forces currently being used. Are the guards he's been seeing mostly mechanical, or have they been human.

    Search for any areas that seem to be sealed off from the rest of the area, any secret labs, and storerooms that have been forgotten.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:34 No.18220279
    We can have Gondegal turn solid and rip stuff apart from the inside-out. Should fuck up Metal Sonic this way....
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:35 No.18220296
    No. The damage report would make it obvious that something is happening.

    Better to phase a transporter beacon into Metal Sonic's insides, so that once we take the interdiction field generators down, we do a Code 14 Transport on him and spread his atoms across the entire sector.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)21:41 No.18220358
    rolled 75 = 75

    "About a day, maybe two. Won't know for sure until we've tried it."

    "My infiltrator reported that MetPharm has completed their prototype bio-suit, and merely needs to select a pilot to test it. In addition, he found several disturbing documents to possibly inhuman masters behind the corporate face... even that their headquarters here is just a front! Their actual base of operations is hidden somewhere else, but he couldn't tell where. Finally, he found reports concerning a raid on WilyCorp property. Apparently MetPharm managed to act on an anonymous tip and attacked a WilyCorp dig, making off with three ancient Hyrulian artifacts with bizarre energy properties. They seem to react to certain sonic vibrations and sound frequencies, and apparently have caused several temporal anomalies within the lab they were being examined at. MetPharm isn't sure what to make of them, but is currently testing the effects of various soundwaves on them. They believe it might be the way to control whatever power they hold."

    Gondegal reports that the generators seem to draw power from the main lines, but being from a medieval kingdom, he hardly knows enough about the subject to be sure.

    Gondegal continues on to attempt to locate Dr. Robotnik's personal laboratory...
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)21:42 No.18220367
    My suggestion would be to have Gondegal watching Eggman so we know when he goes to the bathroom, or sleeps.

    As soon as he's not paying attention, sabotage the Interdictor by reaching into it, solidifying his hand, and pulling some wires. We can then teleport out Metal Sonic and the bomb (preferably directly into the sun) and teleport in an EMP that will probably remove most data on his computers regarding the bomb.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)21:45 No.18220409
    Gondegal manages to locate Dr. Robotnik's laboratory in the uppermost floors of the towering corporate HQ. It is a large, open chamber filled with innumerable machines and devices that the ghost cannot identify. Many of these hold half-built or completed devices that look vaguely similar to the Subspace Bomb you told him to look out for. Amidst the maze of consoles, manufacturing tables, and robotic assemblers, the once-paladin locates a half-assembled robot contained in a sort of support creche.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:46 No.18220416
    >MetPharm has completed their prototype bio-suit, and merely needs to select a pilot to test it.
    That means that Samus hasn't been bonded with her suit yet. This presents some problems.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:49 No.18220458
    Metal Sonic's deployment needs to be delayed. We can't have it the way he is before our forces strike. It would be good to set back Robotnik a couple days' worth of work.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:49 No.18220460

    Gondegal, could you describe that half-finished robot to us?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:49 No.18220461
    Try to insert our own operatives into the selection process and rig the vote. If we can snatch the suit it'll make this a hell of a lot easier.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:51 No.18220478

    Haven't you read what happens to the test candidate?
    And it needs to go to Samus, that's the way the Canon is supposed to progress.
    You're going to screw up this entire operation!
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:52 No.18220488
    They could drug and mindwipe the ringer when they bond the suit to that person.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:52 No.18220490
    Shit, right my mistake, I forgot we need to maintain coherence.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:52 No.18220492
    There is no Power suit selection process. They kept trying it on people until it worked on one. It killed most of the test subjects.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)21:54 No.18220510
    Have Gondegal describe the half-assembled robot to us, see if we can match it to anything in our database. And also do a quick scan from the tricorder.
    Continue looking for Robotnik or the actual Subspace Bomb.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:04 No.18220618
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    It does sort of look familiar...
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:08 No.18220684
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    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:09 No.18220702
    rolled 16 = 16

    Forgot roll.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:10 No.18220706
    Oh damn, that's not good.
    "Gondegal, please make note of this. On the eve of our strike, we will put in a transporter beacon; if we put one down now, it might be found as Robotnik works on his machines.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:11 No.18220725

    is _NOT_ canon Metal Sonic. Or even canon Metal Overlord.

    That thing has got to go.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:11 No.18220726
    It takes Gondegal the rest of the day, but eventually he manages to locate the Subspace Bomb when Dr. Robotnik arrives with it to run some tests. After the tests are done, it is sent back under guard to a secure holding facility in the deepest levels of the HQ.
    >> Codeki 03/05/12(Mon)22:11 No.18220727
    As a ghost, would he have the ability to see "life force"? It would help him find Eggman
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:13 No.18220754
    Okay, mark that holding facility on our map that we have.

    Can Gondegal take a look at the holding facility's security? See what defenses are there, and how thick the doors are?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:17 No.18220799
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    The blast doors, of which there are four sets, are each a foot thick and comprised of a dense metal alloy not in the tricorder's database.

    It is heavily guarded by Badniks of all sorts and sizes, as well as automated defenses such as metal tentacles that unfurl from the walls, tipped with flamethrowers and lasers. Gondegal sees a series of spider Badniks that seem to be weaving webs so thin as to be invisible... the tricorder confirms they are mono-molecular webs, deadly to any trying to pass.

    Trap doors that open into pits of acid, chemical gas vents, and living metal sheets on the floor...

    Dr. Robotnik is a bit more creative with his traps, it seems.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:19 No.18220820
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    Origin found.
    Upside: artist actually seems able to draw Sonic and Sonic characters.
    Downside: everything else.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)22:21 No.18220834
    Does the operative know *where* in the MetPharm facilities the Stones are being held? Do *they* have teleport blockers?

    If the stones can alter time, then they need to be removed ASAP... Possibly blaming WilyCorp in the process.

    Also.. OH GOD. I Don't Like This One Bit, Sir. Seems we've got a new priority objective, folks.

    Mark on the map the room, yes.. But have Sir Ghost here sneak in and place one of this beacons on the bomb. When he's done that go back up to that Metal Sonic, rig another one INSIDE it (somewhere it can't get removed without irreparable, crippling harm), then go tear wires out of the Interdictor field. Then Code 14 Metal Sonic and teleport the Subspace Bomb up and away to us.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:22 No.18220850
    ...Yeah I'd say that's beyond us.

    ...How advanced are our scanners?
    Advanced enough to detect and track an object about the size of a human adolescent, constantly moving at supersonic speeds?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:24 No.18220881
    Time to fastforward our plans. Only Gondegal now can reach that SSB.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:27 No.18220913
    Let's do this. The infiltration team for 'botnik's gonna be mincemeat if we delay.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:27 No.18220914
    Alright, we're going to have to beam the Subspace Bomb out.

    I suggest we don't attach the beacon just yet.
    We still have another day to go, and Robotnik might detect it if he examines the bomb again.

    Also, we need to make sure that the virus was successfully deployed.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:28 No.18220932
    We also need to beam out the Subspace Bomb-copies that Robotnik has been building. Don't forget those.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:30 No.18220953
    rolled 22 = 22

    Gondegal begins to enact your plan...

    There's little that can go wrong with this, so you have to roll REALLY low to screw this up. What are the chances of that happening?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:32 No.18220977
    We should be able to get everything with the Indefatigable and the two Al'Kesh using their four transporters to beam up everything from Robotnik.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:33 No.18220987
    ...How low is really low?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:33 No.18220990
    Below 10.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)22:36 No.18221015
    Oh, dear. Transporters, stand by! This is gonna get hot!

    Gondegal, once your job's done get clear. That place is gonna light up. Gondegal, use your GHOST SKILLS to keep from being captured! Use PHASE THROUGH MATTER to cover your retreat!

    But seriously. Hide in a nice thick wall or something once you get your parts done. Work that ethereal advantage, baby!

    >not fenserva
    Damn straight this isn't fanservice, captcha. Damn straight.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:39 No.18221044
    Gondegal, as soon as the beacons are placed and you take down the interdiction generator, get out of there. Go ethereal and just get out.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:46 No.18221121
    When the alert level goes down to green, Gondegal can go back to mucking about.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)22:46 No.18221125
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    Gondegal plants the beacon, then makes his way back to the labs to place the other. He manages both successfully, then slowly makes his way back down yet again to the interdiction field machines. He gives the signal, then corporealizes and yanks a handful of wires from the machine, causing it to spark and sputter. As alarms begin to blare, he reaches in and pulls another handful, causing the field to fail...

    The Subspace Bomb vanishes in a shower of sparks, reappearing safely in the cargohold of the Indefatigable. One of the Al-Kesh's transporters locks onto the beacon and begins activation of its transporter array...

    The interdiction field snaps back up, interrupting the teleport as redundancies for the machine activate. The teleportation for Metal Sonic fails as the Storm detects several active sensor scans pinging the area all around the Robodyne HQ. Nothing happens for a moment afterwards, then those same scans begin pinging the area around the Indefatigable and the Al'Kesh transports.

    The scrambling of aerial combat drones across the city doesn't leave much room to doubt what happened.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:49 No.18221156
    one out of two aint bad though also

    SHIT SHIT SHIT what do we have that can intercept them?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:50 No.18221161
    Gondegal! Further damage the interdictor!
    Al'Kesh transports, make a micro-hyperspace jump to the orbit of Mercury and hide there!

    Indefatigable, get a lock on Metal Sonic, keep your phasing cloak up, and DIVE INTO ATMO!
    The phasing cloak will make you able to phase through matter, the attack drones can't fire on you if you hide inside the soil itself!
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:53 No.18221190
    Hide under the ground, inside walls until they go back to green alert. Then resume destroying the interdiction machines.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)22:55 No.18221212
    Well. Looks like Gondegal's gonna have to start tearing Metal Sonic apart the old-fashioned way. Or take out those backups.

    Inde, stay back from those drones. You bug out if anything comes close enough. Al'Kesh, stand by with the same instructions.

    Gondegal, back to ripping wires with you please.

    And NO TO THE INDE GOING DOWN TOWARDS THE PLANET. It's got the Bomb. It stays away until we can offload it. All ships maintain cloak; and we'll try another round with one of the Al'Kesh teleporting after Sir Ghost rips that backup to shreds.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:57 No.18221233
    The Indefatigable can offload the Bomb in 20 seconds by beaming it from its cargo hold to the Oncoming Storm. We can do it RIGHT NOW.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:57 No.18221238
    When the alert levels go down,

    Destroy these in order:
    1. Interdictors
    2. Metal SUEnic
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)22:58 No.18221255

    Make it so.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)23:02 No.18221289
    The Defiant cannot use its transporter when using the transphasic properties of its cloak.

    The Al'Kesh transports jump to Mercury before they are intercepted successfully. However, spaceborne interceptors are continuing towards the Indefatigable and will be on it soon. Its captain is requesting orders.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:03 No.18221303
    GDF interceptors?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:06 No.18221326
    Have the Indefatigable make a micro-warp jump to the other side of Hyrule, engage its transphase cloak, and then move back into transporter range of the Robodyne HQ.

    By coming from a different direction we should be able to avoid the sensors, which will be concentrating on the wrong area.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:06 No.18221328
    Inde --> Spin up the warp drive. Head very far, like near Neptune.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:07 No.18221335
    There's a GDF outpost near Hyrule. Don't warp to that place!
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:08 No.18221349
    *slaps hand* BAD!
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:08 No.18221353
    The Inde's already in orbit around Hyrule.

    The captain should be smart enough to not warp right next to a space station that big.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:10 No.18221364

    >>smart enough
    >>quest is playing out like X-Com

    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:11 No.18221374
    Look you stupid fuck, you obviously don't know shit about the properties of a phasing cloaking device or the capabilities of a Defiant-class escort.
    You're acting just like when we ran like a bunch of panicked X-COM rookies back in the last world we visited.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)23:13 No.18221397
    I agree with the warp away option. Any direction that doesn't lead the interceptors to our fleet or the Al'Kesh. A vector that mimics an approach to Hyrule, then drop out and warp in a different direction before dropping again and coming back to our fleet. MAXIMUM STEALTH, CAPTAIN.

    Gondegal, change of plans. Tear that SUE pile of scrap Metal Sonic to shreds, and toss vital-looking parts (aim for stuff in the chest/legs!) into the nearest fire or incinerator chute or crusher or something. Go at it as hard as you can, but bug out if you sense/tricorder detects lifesigns or power sources closing in.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:14 No.18221404
    It's up to the players to keep the situation from devolving into an X-COM night-time Terror Mission rookies-only clusterfuck.
    Which means not panicking when something goes wrong.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:14 No.18221406
    We have no data on GDF sensor abilities so far other than being able to detect FTL travel occuring.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:16 No.18221442

    Have Gondegal target components in the Metal SUEnic's head. IIRC, the torso always has the engine, so the important part is in the head.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:19 No.18221461
    Yes we do. We've been sitting behind the Moon with an RVF-25 putting up an ECM field and they haven't detected us. The other ships were able to hide behind Mars for a while, showing that Robotnik and the GDF might be able to detect warp signatures, but they don't have the resolution to figure out where in a system they originate or exit.

    The Indefatigable and the Al'Kesh were able to sit unnoticed as long as Robotnik's sensors were on passive.
    And its only when they went active and began focusing on specific areas that they were able to detect the Inde.

    So if we warp out, then return back from another direction under cloak, then we won't be detected because Robotnik's and the GDF's sensors will be concentrating on the wrong sector of space.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:22 No.18221491
    When the coast is clear, have Gondegal target Metal SUEnic's head and rip out stuff. Next section to sabotage is the torso, especially the main engine.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)23:30 No.18221590
    rolled 70, 52 = 122

    After some debate, the order is given and the Indefatigable warps out and conducts a series of decoy jumps before warping back to the fleet.

    Gondegal begins to travel back to the upper labs, moving through the walls to be sure he remains undetected.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:32 No.18221613
    How did it know to ping our location?

    My guess is there's a beacon on the bomb itself. Search for one and then throw it away as a decoy.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:36 No.18221653
    If the Inde met up with the Storm, it should be protected by the ECM field from the RVF-25.
    That would also let us examine the Subspace Bomb for any possible locator beacons.

    Considering Robotnik's intellect, I would expect him to have put at least 1 main transponder and 2 hidden backup beacons.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)23:37 No.18221670
    Gondegal returns to Dr. Robotnik's laboratory, waiting until the alerts have died down.

    An hours passes. Then two. Then three.

    How long do you want him to wait? As long as it takes or at some point does it become "too long"?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:41 No.18221710
    Wait a half-hour, see if there's any kind of heightened security presence.
    If not, go ahead and sabotage Metal Sonic.
    If yes, call back for further orders.

    Waiting 4 hours in total is too long; Robotnik will move Metal Sonic to somewhere more secure.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:41 No.18221720
    There's really nothing else we're doing right now. I think we still need to destroy that metal-sonic ripoff, but beyond that there's not much we have to do here.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)23:43 No.18221743
    Well, is Robotnik or someone in there? If so, go invisible and incorporeal; and go tear shit up on the inside.

    If not, then disable any security devices and proceed with tearing it apart; starting with the stuff in the head and the stuff in the torso.

    That Bomb is getting a full going-over. We've got like a hundred scientists and engineers in our group. NO ONE TOUCHES BUTTONS OR LEVERS OR KNOBS. Go over that thing, and send any tracking beacons to....

    Send them to WilyCorp. Just beam them above the roof or something. Or into a vat of acid. Or the Sun. Just away from us in a way that can't be tracked back to us.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:47 No.18221771
    I say Wily Towers. They're next hardest, and we're going to have X-COM support for MetPharm.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)23:52 No.18221811
    Your scientists and engineers put everything on hold to look over the Subspace Bomb. After an extensive search, they report they cannot find any tracking devices. A further analysis will require effort be pulled from your current projects.

    Gondegal does not see anyone else in the laboratory. You want him to attempt to sabotage Metal Sonic then?
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:53 No.18221825
    Yes. Start with the head, then the engine in the torso.
    >> Anonymous 03/05/12(Mon)23:55 No.18221836
    I don't like it, but if that holding facility showed anything, it's that Robotnik can't be underestimated. Have our X-COM scientists put our research projects on hold temporarily.

    As for Gondegal, tell him to look again for cameras, then slide through the floor to Metal Sonic.
    Destroy what's inside the head, then the torso.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/05/12(Mon)23:58 No.18221870
    rolled 93 = 93

    Gondegal doesn't see any obvious cameras.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/05/12(Mon)23:59 No.18221876
    Yes. Remember to go invisible and incorporeal except for the moment he's grabbing something to tear it out. Also, be on the lookout for security devices (disable those before sabotage.)

    While he's tearing internals out of place and smashing them to the best of his ability, does he see anything that can be used to help melt or fuse or short-circuit anything he can't immediately remove? Are there disposal chutes for ruined parts; like to an incinerator? If so, parts need to start flowing in that direction.

    As for the actual approach, Gondegal comes up out of the floor directly underneath Metal SUEnic. As in anyone trying to get at him is gonna have to tear the whole thing apart to get at him. And that includes Metal SUEnic itself. No chances.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:00 No.18221881
    Gondegal DOES manage to find after a quick search a number of glass, eye-like constructs camoflauged, hidden, and some even partially cloaked within the room. And they are tracking him as he moves.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:02 No.18221905
    Even when he's ethereal?
    Fuck, Grimm must have upgraded Robotnik's sensor technology as well as Wily's.

    Have Gondegal disable the sensors quickly, then destroy Metal Sonic.

    Time is of the essence; Robotnik SHOULDN'T have weapons capable of harming Gondegal, but I don't want to take the chance.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:02 No.18221907
    Have Gondegal exit the room incorporeally. Then re-enter the room via the floor directly underneath Metal SUEnic. Then commence sabotage.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:05 No.18221926
    But wouldn't the sensors just detect him again once he enters the room, even if he's underneath Metal Sonic?
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)00:12 No.18221978

    Destroy Metal SUEnic using the technique discussed. I'm thinking don't interact with the eyes. Grimm is likely behind this, and there's no reason to give him additional warning of our awareness.

    Proceed with rip and tear, then get the fuck out into a wall.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:12 No.18221979
    The alternative, which is to delay, isn't so good. There may be other things that might happen, but we will have to maximize Gondegal's abilities here and now, and if we can stop a SUE before it even starts, we should take that chance.

    If anything bad happens, keep calm.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:16 No.18222006
    Waiting for OP, ooowwwooowooaaah~
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:17 No.18222020
    rolled 60 = 60

    Gondegal does as asked, beginning to pull at the more vulnerable parts of Metal Sonic with supernatural strength. However, even the most delicate of the machinery is extremely tough to damage, the robot clearly being designed with great endurance in mind.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:21 No.18222059
    Gondegal manages to pull out some of the wires and smash some of the circuit boards before an audible hum begins to emanate from the walls of the room.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:23 No.18222072
    If they have sensors that can see ghosts, then Robotnik might have also developed ghost-catching technology. Get out of there now, Gondegal.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:25 No.18222093
    Gondegal attempts to phase through the floor, only to find that where he could pass through it before, he cannot now.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)00:26 No.18222104
    >Audible hum
    >Ghost tracking eyeballs
    >Grimm the Dark possibly helping Robotnik

    Gondegal, grab fistfulls of parts and DIVE through the floor! Try to rip as much as you can as you get out of the room as fast and hard as you can. Aim for the engine and anything left in the head if you can!

    Go down at least three levels in the building, and at least three rooms away from where you end up. Then hide in a wall and see what's going on after a few minutes. If the hum is tracking you, just get out of the building altogether. We don't need you to get Final Death'd.
    >> Not completely retarded 03/06/12(Tue)00:26 No.18222109
    What about having our mageic users and psychics scry the orbs, and see if they can figure our if they are sending the image somewhere else for recording, so we can find out who is controlling them, and where they do their magic from.
    Hopefully they are just recording what they see, but if they are being monitored, we need to know by who.
    Scrying the eyes might be trackable, so we'd need to be careful about being detected.
    If we can get a tricorder into robotniks lab, can we also insert poisons and diseases?
    Let's ask ANON if the glass eye things match anything in its records.
    We should also check lights base for the eyes.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:28 No.18222131
    ...In that case attempt to physically exit room via opening door?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:30 No.18222144
    Well, we can't escape easily now.
    Gondegal, do you see any doors? You may have to attempt to leave via physically opening a door.

    ANON, get a datalink established to Gondegal's tricorder. Get a reading on the energy field being emitted by the walls.
    If we can set up a phase-inverted harmonic, we might be able to disrupt it long enough for Gondegal to escape.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:32 No.18222165
    rolled 76 = 76

    Gondegal damages the machine a little further, but bare hands, even ghostly hands of a man that could once bend bars with them, are of little use against whatever hardened metal the bulk of Metal Sonic is made of. Still, some additional damage is dealt as parts are pulled out of alignment and mechanisms are misaligned.

    Gondegal attempts to dive through the floor only to find that it's still resisting his efforts to pass through.

    He begins to dash for the door...
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)00:36 No.18222203
    Duck when you open the door! Incorporeal/invisible past whatever is on the other side.

    Once out of the room, get the hell out. You've done your work.

    Maybe ghost-scrawl a 'W' somewhere for extra trolling.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:40 No.18222249
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    ANON attempts to establish a datalink, but there is severe interference. It's a wonder the communications uplink is still working.

    Gondegal reaches the door just as the massive form of a rotund cyborg with a huge mustache and glowing red cybereyes opens it. Dr. Robotnik. The Egg-Tyrant grins and begins to raise an odd looking device towards Gondegal, but the ghost is faster, moving past the cybernetic scientist and trailing a hand on the wall. When the hand finally passes through, Gondegal deduces he is clear of whatever was in the lab and leaps into the solid matter. He begins to slide down the building as bolts of bizarre energy splatter against where he was a moment ago, a roar of incoherent rage echoing from the fat madman.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:40 No.18222253
    Use whatever to scratch a big W where someone can easily see it.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:42 No.18222266
    Gondegal, as you make your escape, find anything you can to vandalize a giant W. That will make Robotnik go after Wily, and make our job easier.

    If you can't, just make your escape. We've still got MetPharm and Wily Corp to take down.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:44 No.18222285
    I don't know, Robotnik is a pretty smart dude, and if he can see Gondegal, he can see Gondegal is a ghost in medieval armor and not anything resembling a robot.
    Seems pointless.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:44 No.18222290

    Eeeh, let's scratch a big W somewhere along the way.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:45 No.18222292
    One thing we may have missed, do we know where the Blaster master is? If we can get ahold of that tank we may be able to get a little extra oomph on the offense
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:46 No.18222305
    The fluff hints that he's siding with Light, I think?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:47 No.18222312
    Don't forget metpharm, wilycorp and Robodyne all are just spoling for a fight with each other and Robotnik is perhaps the worst of the three. If you look back through the data archive you'll not that Wily corp has always been at odds with them
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:48 No.18222326
    Perhaps. But it will tell him that someone wants him to attack Wily. Which means that he will be reluctant to attack Wily when WE attack Wily. He'll be more concerned with his own defenses, and if we've cleared out the reality distortions from Robodyne HQ, then he's no longer a target for us.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:50 No.18222339

    Infighting between the corps at any rate, at any chance is still a helping.

    Let's have Gondegal scratch that W good.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:50 No.18222344
    Waiting for OP, he shall deliver our W.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)00:53 No.18222376
    Gondegal materializes to scratch a "W" on one of the upper floors' metal walls using a sharp piece of debris looted from a workshop disposal bin. He then continues to flee until he is clear of the building, which by this point is as abuzz with activity as a hornet's nest that has been kicked. The fact that a significant portion of the building's swarming aerial combat drones look like robotic bees only reinforces this impression.
    >> Not completely retarded 03/06/12(Tue)00:54 No.18222387
    I think thplan of graffitiing a w robotniks base is stupid, as anyone with half a brain would realize that wilycorp wouldn't want to have an attack traced back to them.
    We'd be wasting our efforts causing robotnik to look for other people it could be, rather than diverting attention to wily like you seem to hope for.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:55 No.18222400
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    Relevant to OP's post.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:57 No.18222422
    The point is that Robotnik wouldn't be lax enough normally to let an opportunity such as an attack on Wily Towers go unexploited. When we attack, we'd have to fight Wily forces going in, and while there, a second attack by Robotnik forces.

    By making Robotnik think that someone wants him to attack Wily, he'll be less likely to attack and catch our strike team in a pincher between Wily and Robotnik forces.

    At the very least, he'll delay sending his own strike team in, which will give ours time to get in, grab the mission objectives, and then get out.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)00:57 No.18222431
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    ...So scratch Robodyne off the list?
    Like it didn't seem like Robotnik got the hang of understanding the Subspace Bomb before we stole it.
    Speaking of the bomb, does it still have two ROB units attached to it?
    If so, attempt communication?
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)00:59 No.18222458
    It works either way, you see.

    If he DOES attack, then Wily won't be looking for us when we make our move for the dataslate and the enhanced Robot Masters.

    If he doesn't, then that's one less variable we have to deal with come MetPharm and WilyCorp.

    ANON, scan to see if we got those reality distortions in Robodork Land here.

    We've done what we can here for now; folks. Time to move on. MetPharm, WilyCorp, both at the same time, other?

    Also, I'd like to get Tosh talking to the Goddesses again. Have him ask them if they've noticed any change in Grimm's patterns, and if they have any idea how to safely handle those Stones. They're clearly Hyrule artifacts so they should know about them.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:01 No.18222476
    Right, we need confirmation that the reality distortions at Robodyne HQ have been neutralized.

    As for MetPharm and Wily, I think both, because we should have released the virus earlier this day and the incubation period is 1 to 2 days.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)01:07 No.18222531
    The distortion is emitting from the bomb, so yes.

    How are you going to handle the virus release?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:13 No.18222594
    I have several ideas:

    1. Invisible Aurors drop/release them in the bars that the employees frequent.
    2. Using magic, fling the capsules and have them crack open in high traffic areas, such as entrances and exits to the HQ's.
    3. Have the security guy we bribed bring in an air freshener, which actually releases the virus along with a nice pine scent.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)01:17 No.18222632
    And which one are you using?
    >> Not completely retarded 03/06/12(Tue)01:17 No.18222639
    I think we should avoid bringing in concentrated samples of the virus to metpharm, as they may detect it before deployment.
    I think we'd have an easier time of infecting the employees by targeting places where they gather, maybe spreading it liberally around the general public to disguise the fact that we're targeting metpharm
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:19 No.18222649
    Methods 1 and 3.

    1 will infect all Corp employees. 3 is targeted specifically at Wily.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)01:22 No.18222674
    We can use the Aurors, yes. But they stay nowhere near the release area.

    Or we have the cure sitting ready for them when they come back. Whichever works better. I'd prefer time-release of some sort so they can get away. I don't want them out of commission.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:24 No.18222685
    Doc Lazarus was supposed to have a vaccine ready.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:28 No.18222731
    Waiting for OP.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)01:32 No.18222770
    rolled 33 = 33

    You distribute the virus in the bars.Everything goes smoothly.

    You bribe your plant into taking the virus with him. He is extremely wary and reluctant, but the fact it's nonlethal seems to sway him after some fast talk from Spike and Douglas.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:35 No.18222787
    Time to plan around the the fumble now.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:36 No.18222797
    It's a good thing that air freshener is real and that the virus isn't native to Earth, and that Wily has a terrible bio program, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:44 No.18222866
    Right. Let's see now how things pan out.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)01:51 No.18222952
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    Everything does not go as smoothly for your bribed guard.

    He enters the WilyCorp building with the "virus freshener" stuck in his pocket, and an explanation ready for it. He even makes it to his cubicle and sets up the "air freshener" as planned. Then an alarm begins to blare as a microbiological sensor the guard was not aware of activates. Your bribed guard panics, attempting to hide the freshener in his desk as his coworkers begin to flee the scene, the cubicle chamber sealing itself off as automatic doors lock into place.

    A few minutes later, Heat Man arrives, backed with a small squad of Sniper JOEs. His gaze immediately locks onto the virus-pump despite it being locked in a plastic drawer. Wordlessly he raises his arm and sends a gout of white flame over the guard's workplace, reducing it to a combination of melted metal, plastic, and ash in the blink of an eye. The Robot Master turns its glowing eyes to your security guard. The man's mouth is trembling, his eyes wide, his arms shaking as Heat Man slowly advances towards him.

    Finally, something inside him breaks.

    "SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!!!!" he shouts, drawing his sidearm and unloading it at Heat-Man until the magazine clicks empty.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)01:55 No.18222996
    The bullets simply bounce off of Heat Man's alloyed exterior. As the Sniper JOEs begin to round up the other officer workers, Heat Man raises metal arm and projects a gout of flame that surrounds and consumes your bribed guard. Fire obscures your vision of the rest of the room and the guard's pained screams, which turn truly horrifying in intensity near the end, block out all other sound until the link breaks.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)01:58 No.18223016
    Well, shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:00 No.18223033
    Damn, this was not as planned. /TG dice simply do not want a plan to come together without complications. Do we know if the guard had family? We might be able to get his kid into TG training. Be another redshirt.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:02 No.18223055
    40k upgrades indeed.
    >> Taffer 03/06/12(Tue)02:03 No.18223066
    Wait a minute, this may be good. Who do we know of the big three uses biological weaponry. MetPharm. And after our attack on Robotnik, It would seem as if its trying to take out both Robotnik and Wily in one fell swoop.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)02:04 No.18223072

    ..That's a lot of heat dakka.

    I'm a little jelly.

    >Our Poor Bastard's Face When

    Well, we've confirmed Heat Man's got some serious firepower now. He's looking too hot to handle at the moment.. No wonder Metal Man was so on the ball and amped up. Air Man must generate fucking hurricanes if this is the level of upgrades Wily's handing out with that dataslate.

    Farwell, anonymous person. Your sacrifice gives us a reference to work with! You will be avenged.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:04 No.18223078
    Well fuck, even though the virus isn't native to this canon, Wily's sensors still detected it.
    ...In hindsight, we should have seen that coming.
    If he has a wife and/or kids, offer money and fake identities. It's the least we could do.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)02:10 No.18223125
    A minimal amount of research shows the guard's wife is dead, and the son vanished into the Pipes a few years ago.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:11 No.18223140
    If we offer surviving family anything, we tell them that we're an escrow company that delivers stuff to people. Sec-anon realized that he couldn't take it anymore so he left the money to them for when he got caught.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:11 No.18223143
    vanished as in dead, or vanished as in 'I'M BREAKING OUT OF HERE TONIGHT' ?

    If the latter, tell the kid his dad died a hero, if we can find him.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)02:14 No.18223167

    ...he WAS anonymous, wasn't he?

    How oddly fitting.

    Vanished as in no one knows.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:19 No.18223225
    Okay, can the Gurus ghost touch some high explosives for Gondegal? Blowing up the interdict generators of MetPharm and Wily when we start our attract will really help us.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:21 No.18223234
    Ah well.
    So what else is Wily doing?
    Putting everyone in quarantine?
    Business as usual?
    Burning everything?
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)02:22 No.18223249
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    Well. Let's take a look at MetPharm's stuff then. WilyCorp will be on alert for now.

    Where were the Stones scryed at? Contact Dr. Light and let him know that Robotnik's areas are probably not a good place to be right now.

    Any changes in Grimm? The Goddesses and our scrying should let us know. Also, someone should pick up Gondegal... Or have him go keep Dr. Light safe until events reach their proper points.

    Knowing that Metal Man is at the dig site, and Heat Man is in WilyCorp HQ; can we locate Air Man's distortions based on these locations? I'd like real-time tracking of those distortions.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)02:23 No.18223256
    You're not sure, but the WilyCorp HQ seems to temporarily locked down.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:25 No.18223271
    Robotnik still on full alert?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)02:26 No.18223281
    No dice on tracking AirMan. I'll deal with the rest tomorrow.

    I'll try to pick this up Tuesday at 7, a little earlier. But it should be active by 8 regardless. This thread's got a bit of life left in it, so I shouldn't need to make a new one.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)02:27 No.18223292
    For now, yes.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)02:28 No.18223304
    ah, that works to our advantage. It'll look like Wily is buttoning up for the Robodyne counterattack.
    >> Potential Writefag 03/06/12(Tue)02:36 No.18223380
    Archived thread just in case.

    Also, first archiving; wooooo!
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)06:53 No.18225453
    Now that we know Robotnik has anti-ghost technology, we will need to be careful when we have Gondegal infiltrate MetPharm and Wily Corp.
    Since we have a day before the attacks, I still think we should try to make some ethereal high explosives that Gondegal can use to destroy key defenses.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)09:25 No.18226682
    really though that sounds pretty much like normal heatman though why he's in the tower and not in someplace like waste disposal is more worrying
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)09:26 No.18226686
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)11:12 No.18227396
    that french fuck can politely go fuck himself. Anyways, does anyone have a link to all the writing from that series of threads?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)13:20 No.18228289
    rolled 4 = 4

    Wily being in lockdown may be a problem, they may come out of it in time for the attack. We may be able to bring the Al'Kesh and Inde for transporter support.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)16:49 No.18230400
    For MetaOP when this starts back up:

    A. Progress of techno-magic armor enchantments on the light armor worn by the Psions, Abjurers, and White Mages.

    B. Can the Guru's ghost-touch some X-COM High Explosives for Gondegal to place in the interdiction generators of Wily Towers and MetPharm HQ?

    C. Have the Storm scan the space above the City, and see if the sensor sweeps have stopped.
    If they have, move the Indefatigable and the Al'Keshes back into position.
    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 03/06/12(Tue)19:02 No.18232006
    I'mma stop the Bootleg quest.
    Not enough active players.
    So, no more bootleg metaquest.

    Now where's that Metaquest OP?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:09 No.18232076
    Aw shit, I said I'd start early tonight, didn't I? I... er... uh...

    >> Bootleg OP !!Cuw+lR6NxOH 03/06/12(Tue)19:10 No.18232087
    Well at least now you don't have to worry about me derping about in your gameworld any more.
    Now, to lose my identity forever, forget the tripcode, and never run another game.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)19:15 No.18232133
    That's terrible. We need more lore.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:18 No.18232171
    rolled 25 = 25

    Sorry things didn't work out for you. For the record, I thought some of your stuff was pretty neat, like the minigames and common sense bar.

    You wanted to talk to the goddesses again? Tosh attempts to peer into the spirit world...
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:20 No.18232188
    "Ah cannot reach da goddesses. Mebbe they be busy... or mebbe dey tink dey've given us mortals enough help," Tosh replies.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)19:31 No.18232300

    Ask the Farseers on what they can tell us on the Wilycorp lockdown.

    Let's also see what Philemon has to say on the matter.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:34 No.18232341
    rolled 43 = 43

    Anything specific to ask them?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)19:40 No.18232392
    Farseers: What's Wily doing? (increased security? More defense turrets? Recalling all Robot Masters to Wily Towers?)

    Philemon: Does he know of Grimm, and what his new powers may be? And who his captives are?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:41 No.18232403
    "The old man is suspicious. The recent upswing of odd incidents has not escaped him, nor has it escaped his foe. However, he fumbles in the dark for the answer, far from the light of truth."
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)19:44 No.18232435
    MetaOP, can you answer the questions and status updates from here >>18230400
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)19:53 No.18232501

    This is our plan for the 1000 Baneblade crewmen:

    1. Engineers (100): Have them assist with engineering bay repairs.

    2. Loaders(300): Have them assist with engineering bay repairs.

    3. Commander, Driver, Gunners, Comms-Operator(100,100,300,100): Personal combat training to repel ship boarders
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)19:56 No.18232535
    A.) I am having a bitch of a time finding the damn progress notes for this damn project. I know the PPE batteries were finished, but protective armor upgrades... Screw it, tracking down my Rifts book.

    OK, there's no notation on how long it takes for any TW enhancements to be installed save for the Magic Power Armor. So, using that as a baseline, I estimate about a day per armor. It's been what, 4 days since you started this? So 4 suits are ready with an Armor of Ithan upgrade. This allows those suits to be used to cast a mystic forcefield that grants 80 MDC. To those of you who don't play Rifts, the forcefield will survive multiple rocket/plasma hits before failing. Using the field drains a small amount of mana/MP/what have you from the caster.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:00 No.18232561

    B.)I already stated they can. It will take a day or two for a full backpack.

    C.) The active scans are still in progress.

    1.) Cannot. Engineers required to keep tanks maintained and ready.

    2.) They CAN help, but they won't be much use except as go-fers. Aid will be minimal.

    3.)You want them to train with one of your units to get them better used to infantry combat and so they can help guard the hangar if you are boarded? Sure.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:03 No.18232586
    But why would they need to constantly be working on the machines? Do you have a mechanic constantly fixing your car every second of when your car is in your garage?

    If you're going to say that they can't be used, just claim that they're basically mechanics and only trained to fix baneblades.
    >> Fireman Prime 03/06/12(Tue)20:05 No.18232604
    Regarding Loaders: Can they be used to perform routine chores and other busy-work so that more specialized crew can be devoted to repairing the bay?
    Regarding the Training: We were thinking of giving the ship's crew themselves more training alongside that so if something goes horribly wrong, they can be ready to fight back. Would some of the crew be able to join in a specific unit's training as an attachment?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:12 No.18232668
    I suppose they could.

    Maintaining complex military machines is a nightmare, even when they're not in use according to what I've heard. That was my line of reasoning, but yours also makes good sense.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:14 No.18232690


    I liked Bootleg Quest, especially interacting with all the people at the base. Although I think the Sunday timeslot and the side-mission turned off a lot of people that time.
    >> Fireman Prime 03/06/12(Tue)20:17 No.18232716
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    >STC Supertanks
    "The only maintenance I ever heard of was dragging corpses out from under the tread guards!" -Crewman Darrak
    Well, seeing as we have some pretty post-Imperium stuff to help with the repairs and upkeep, I'm sure their load is lightened considerably (no damn rites or litanies in this Battlegroup).
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:19 No.18232739
    Alright, 2 of the Armor of Ithan upgrades for 2 Psions, and 2 Abjurers get the next 2.

    Alright, next, get the Guru's on those High Explosives. They will hopefully get done in time for the attack on MetPharm and Wily.

    Also, we should not have anyone going to the bars down in the City anymore; too much chance for infection.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:20 No.18232751
    I cannot provide an example, but I have vague memories of tech priests talking about all the myriad maintenance rituals their machines require. If I'm wrong, whups.

    But come on guys, you have a mission right now.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:23 No.18232801
    So, these three

    Send Gondegal for a quick look into Wily Towers. Stay insubstantial, find the power generators and interdiction generators, try to avoid the Robot Masters (they might be able to detect ghosts with their advanced Iron Men sensors).

    Then he'll go and check out MetPharm for the same thing.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:29 No.18232869

    Robotnik's sphere of influence is probably swarming with badniks right about now. He may not think that Wily has any access to spectral/ethereal henchmen, but given how they aren't exactly friendly rivals he might not completely rule that out.

    Wily's just foiled what he may think is a biological attack on WilyCorp. This suspicion will only rise as the poor downtrodden civilians in the bars come down with sudden-onset explosive diarrhea. If he's a smart man, he'd think that someone was trying to get him to think that MetPharm was behind that recent attempt; given what the Farseers said, he's probably arriving some very logical conclusions, but they're not even remotely close to what's really going on. Our cover hasn't been blown open, but we still need to get that Imperium data-slate back.

    Check back with Dr. Light. Has he detected any unusual activity since Heat Man's actions and/or our retrieval of the Subspace Bomb (don't actually mention that we did those things)?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:30 No.18232873
    Abandoning your plan with your phony job to find that out then?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:33 No.18232906
    "All of the corporations seem to be on high alert... ah, but that might be my fault. That broadcast of mine."
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:34 No.18232911

    I was wondering what happened with the floor plan replica to "have the employee teach us about security measures" ?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:37 No.18232953
    Oh, no, we keep making that replica, and get the maintenance engineer, if he's not under lockdown, to come out and identify critical power junctures and the like.

    That way, when we attack, Gondegal will know where in the building to set the High Explosives.

    Gondegal going to Wily Towers now is to find out what additional security is being put in place, so he can see them while they're still offline, and he can account for them.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:43 No.18233023
    >>Consider the rarity of the Baneblade. Most are hundreds, thousands of years old. There are more differences between one built on Mars last week and one built on Gryphonne IV in M39 than you can count, and odds are good that if you're lucky enough to have 2 baneblades in the field, they'll be from different forge worlds and be of different ages. Control setups change from planet to planet, and field repairs over the age of the machine may result in modified systems that bear little resemblance to their forerunners.

    >>Baneblades are so rare in the present Imperial armed forces that some companies upgrade a Leman Russ tank, adding Lascannons and an extra Battle Cannon if they are short on Baneblades. The Baneblade is also in extremely high demand amongst Imperial Guard armoured regiments, meaning that most such regiments will only possess 5-10.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:46 No.18233057
    rolled 100, 29 = 129

    Got it.

    >> Fireman Prime 03/06/12(Tue)20:47 No.18233060
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    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)20:48 No.18233067
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)20:49 No.18233081
    I think even the /tg/ dice gods want to get this behemoth moving again.

    Well, the 29 first.

    You set up the fake building and have the engineer perform his 'appraisal', but you don't learn nearly as much as you were hoping. Still, what little you did learn about the WilyCorp layout is added to the mission datalog for later use.

    Oh, Gondegal. You were the last thing I expected to break this portion of the quest. This might take a bit.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:04 No.18233228

    How does a ghost paladin knows what interdiction sabotage is?
    >> Codeki 03/06/12(Tue)21:06 No.18233267
    Because he got practice with Eggman's.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:07 No.18233283
    We gave him a crash course on the subject, because he's been working for us for like three weeks?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:07 No.18233290
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    >100 being used for our ghost-saboteur's infiltration into Wily Towers
    >Wily's face when interdictors go offline and his Robot Masters all disappear in transporter beams.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:13 No.18233351
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    Gondegal makes the trip to the WilyCorp HQ, infiltrating the vast corporate labyrinth without any problems. He passes by scores of Sniper JOEs and human guards and workers, Metools and even a handful of the infamous Devils. He avoids the Robot Masters, taking care to travel within walls whenever possible to minimize his chances of detection if Wily, like Robotnik, has a means of finding him.

    Gondegal does his best to send you detailed information on the security networks as he goes, but something happens as he travels up a secure elevator shaft. An almost haunted looking man with a thick brown beard and hair adjusts his glasses as he steps onboard, a commlink in his hand. He speaks with a Russian accent.

    "Wily, I have been working near twenty-four seven on it. There's only so much that can be done even with the brightest minds and best equipment."

    He pauses.

    "No, I know. I am aware of that. All the tests are coming back good so far on the Robot Masters, but the new generation line robots are still incomplete. The A.I. improvements alone are showing disturbing... quirks."

    A pause as the other party responds.

    "Of course not. The upgraded equipments needs to have a handling system that advanced to be used pro-No! I am NOT insulting your positronic brain, I am just saying that system takes time to... Yes. Yes, I see."
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:17 No.18233405
    "What field test?"

    Another pause.

    "How did you find him? Another tip. That doesn't seem suspicious to you? Hm. I see."

    A pause.

    "No, the new detection systems should be able to track energy signatures like that, but only the Masters have theirs working. Upgrades to the main systems will require serious overhauls."

    Another pause.

    "Well if you're that insistent, just meet me in the main high-sec lab with it. We'll go over it together and you can show me just how I'm supposed to accomplish all that in such a short time-frame."
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:19 No.18233430
    With that, the man puts away the comm-link and begins to read some papers pulled from a pocket.

    "Damn artifact," he mumbles. "Beginning to think it's more trouble than it's worth."

    He falls silent as Gondegal quietly lurks in the elevator, invisible and unseen.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:21 No.18233457
    Sounds like they're talking about upgrading the Tower defenses so that they can detect Gondegal.

    Maybe we should have Gondegal follow Cossack, and see what kind of timetable we're going to be working with.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:26 No.18233521
    ...Alright, so this is clearly a jackpot but how can we make this work for us?
    ...There's no mention of Dr. Cossack existing in the 8-bit writefaggotry. So in theory we could persuade him to defect?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:27 No.18233537
    If we can assure the safety of his daughter, maybe.

    If we know what kind of timetable they're working on, then we will know when to attack so that we can do it before the new sensors are online.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:28 No.18233544
    Read the papers. Follow Cossack.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:29 No.18233564

    Or relay images of the paper to us while reading them. Also seconding following Cossack all stealth-like.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:29 No.18233566
    Dr. Light, tell us everything you can about Dr. Cossack.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:31 No.18233585
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    Gondegal continues to follow Dr. Cossack when the elevator reaches its destination in the upper floors of the tower. The good doctor takes many twists and turns, deactivating layer after layer of security measures with his ID badge, thumbprint, voice, and even retinas. Gondegal follows behind, swift and silent, penetrating layer after layer of protection by the simple virtue of being near one of WilyCorp's top men.

    Finally, Dr. Cossack accesses a large analysis lab, replete with huge computers and devices he cannot identify. Behind a sort of table with many robotic appendages and tools stands an angry looking old man, the slim square of a dataslate in one hand as he taps his foot impatiently.

    Dr. Wily.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:31 No.18233602
    Gondegal has a tricorder; we can get it to scan the papers and burst transmit the data back to the Indefatigable for interpretation.

    Agreed to contacting Dr. Light about Dr. Cossack. We need all the information we can get.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:33 No.18233622
    Use the tricorder to transmit data about the papers of Dr. Cossack.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:34 No.18233637

    I note that Cossack is talking with Dr. Wily about finding someone due to a tip from someone.

    It can't be Gondegal, seeing as how we only recently deployed him AND we used him on Robotnik's turf. Robotnik isn't about to tell Wily that he just had his defenses flummoxed... and the way the conversation's structure didn't imply anything about Robotnik telling Wily he found anything.

    No, I think Wily & Cossack are talking about how they managed to find our inside man and his Virus Freshener, even when we didn't use any viruses that were positively identified as bio-weapons. From how the conversation went, I think Wily may have detected our Virus Freshener using some sort of energy signature detector. Remember how Heat-man didn't even need to examine the Virus Freshener for suspicious details and merely incinerated the desk?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:35 No.18233649
    Let's wait on the burst transmission. They might detect the energy signature.
    Let's wait until Gondegal is in a less secure area.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:36 No.18233672
    Wouldn't it make more sense that he's talking about Light?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:37 No.18233684
    "Dr. Cossack? He's one of the top researchers for WilyCorp. Hired him just a little after we founded, didn't create the positronic brain like me and Albert, but he WAS responsible for many of the refinements and improvements on its design that came later, among other things. He was always a bit of a pragmatist. Oh! Except when it came to his daughter. He loves her more than his own life, dotes on her all the time. It... It really is something... how he cares for that child..."

    The papers are just scientific analysis of robot designs and flaw/advantage reports to various proposed changes.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:38 No.18233700


    We could use the tricorder to RECORD the data on the paper, but save transmission when Gondegal is out. Or we just keep it in the tricorder up until when we retrieve him.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:39 No.18233718
    "Dr. Light. If we could ensure the safety of his daughter, would Dr. Cossack be willing to defect?"
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:39 No.18233724
    >>scientific analysis of robot designs and flaw/advantage reports to various proposed changes.

    This will be useful to us in the future. Let's do the recording in a safe place.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:47 No.18233825
    Alright, I like the cut of this guy's jib.
    Give him a job, guaranteeing his daughter not only safety, but life in a world that still has hope, and we've got a powerful ally both in and outside of this canon.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:48 No.18233840
    "Possibly... I don't know if he ever had the same problems I had. Cossack always kept his feelings about things hidden, played his cards close to his chest. Still, it's a possibility."
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:48 No.18233853

    Let's have Gondegal continue listening in on the conversation. Look around the environment to ensure that there aren't any ghost detectors nearby. Also, see if he can confirm if the Dataslate Wily is holding is the Imperium one we're after.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:50 No.18233878
    ...interesting. Good if he gets on our team.

    How do we determine for sure if his presence won't impact a canon? We could ask the Farseers...
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:50 No.18233885
    Try to dig up whatever information we can on Cossack's daughter; where she's located, if we can snatch her in order to ensure Cossack's loyalty.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)21:51 No.18233900
    It is. I was beginning to get worried no one would pick up on that,
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:55 No.18233951
    We could have Gondegal destroy the dataslate from the inside-out. What do you guys think?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)21:59 No.18234008
    Risky. But...possible.
    ANON, how resilient are Imperium of Man dataslates to internal damage?

    We could have Gondegal float along the floor, ethereal and invisible. Then he comes up behind Wily, still invisible, then extends his hand and materializes a finger inside the data slate, messing up the circuits inside and rendering it a useless slab of plastic and metal.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:00 No.18234017
    Seems a bit risky for my liking, since it's possible that Wily might have anti-ghost technology as well.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:02 No.18234055
    It did sound like he has the technology. But Cossack was saying that they only have it operational on the upgraded Robot Masters.
    If Heat Man or Air Man were here, they would have already raised an alert.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:05 No.18234104
    Good point, but I'm just worried that the /tg/ dice would have their revenge for letting us get that 100.
    ...And don't we still need to wipe Wily's computers and erase his memory?
    Like even if we destroy his upgraded Robot Masters, can't he just rebuild them with the same specs?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:08 No.18234146
    Yes, that's true.

    We know that he hasn't backed up the data yet, though. All we need to do is place an X-COM High Explosive on Wily's Main Computer during Light's attack on the Towers.

    Then all we need to do is destroy the Robot Masters and the new Devils.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:12 No.18234191
    ANON: "Not resilient to that degree."

    Think fast, crew! Who knows how long you'll have this opportunity for!
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:12 No.18234192
    Ehhh... we probably won't get a chance like this again, I suppose.
    Like this might allow us to bypass a boss battle.
    If the Knights Inductor agree that Gondegal stands a good chance of making the dataslate unusable, then let's go for it.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:13 No.18234220
    DO IT!

    Voting for this plan
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:13 No.18234222

    I'm in the mood to go for it, but that could somehow be what Grimm wants?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:19 No.18234302
    rolled 61 = 61

    Roll them skeins!

    Untangle them dice!
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:20 No.18234317
    "Sparks will fly if you strike while the iron is hot, but you cannot hope to forge your blade without them."
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:21 No.18234334
    That sounds like an endorsement for our current action to me!

    Gondegal, mission is GO!
    Use the plan from here
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:21 No.18234341
    Read: Gondegal will raise a lot of alert right fucking now, but it will e worth it.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:29 No.18234400
    rolled 50 = 50

    Gondegal emerges from the floor behind Wily and jams his hand through the data-slate, turning corporeal in the blink of an eye...
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:32 No.18234448


    If possible, have the Eldars use "Battle Fate" and use that to advise us Gondegal on what to do to ensure maximum slate destruction.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:34 No.18234474
    Gondegal's hate merges with the dataslate and the slain paladin winces in pain, but rams his fist into his merged hand, shattering the weakened device with the supernatural strength only a legend can possess.

    The Oncoming Storm detects a massive time-space fluctuation as the dataslate breaks, but the distortion the slate was causing vanishes shortly after.

    "What?!" Wily roars. "The database!!! What have you done?!"

    "Security!" Cossack calls as he pulls out a device and taps a few buttons. Laser turrets slide out from hidden panels in the wall and begin to burn into Gondegal's now physical form as the tromp of metal boots on metal floor fill the air, heralding the approach of enemy reinforcements.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:35 No.18234481
    That's... actually better than I was expecting.
    In theory Gondegal should turn incorporeal a second later?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:36 No.18234495
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:36 No.18234498
    Gondegal! Go incorporeal and get out of there!

    Farseers, see if you can aid Gondegal remotely by guiding him to a path of escape. Use Battle Fate.
    >> Taffer 03/06/12(Tue)22:37 No.18234514
    Objective completed. Time to run.

    Oh, should we taunt them by saying, "Robotnik/ Mother Brain sends their regards?"
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:38 No.18234533

    Eldar Farseers, advise Gondegal using "Fortune" to help him dodge errything he can until he can etherealize.

    After he becomes a ghost again, have him bolt for the nearest uninterdicted area so we can teleport him up. It doesn't even have to be above ground or open space, it just has to be in range of our teleporters, even if it's in solid dirt/rock.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:38 No.18234540
    I agree with the taunt as we escape. Should be good if we namedrop "Mother Brain"
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:39 No.18234549
    Robotnik and Wily were just attacked, with obvious evidence left pointing towards each other. They aren't stupid, they'll realize it couldn't possibly have been the other.
    Which leaves MetPharm. MetPharm, which is suspected to use unknown alien technologies. Such as, say, a phase matter interpolator.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:41 No.18234576
    rolled 87 = 87

    The Farseers attempt to use your link with Gondegal to guide his fate...
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:42 No.18234600
    ...XCOM NOVA, Robotnik, and now Wily?
    If that works out, it will not a good day to be Metpharm
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)22:47 No.18234673
    "Robotnik sends his regards!" Gondegal calls as he turns incorporeal once again, the Farseers whispering in his mind allowing him to avoid the Robot Masters scrambled to their creator's defense as well as other esoteric defenses that might hinder him as he winds his way back down the corporate tower. Forcefield emergency walls that might stop a ghost not by design, but simply by virtue of their nature, quantum interference waves meant to scramble advanced electronics but might also tear the ectoplasm of a spook... the Eldar farsight spares Gondegal from all these until he is out of danger.

    As alarms blare and chaos erupts for the second time in as many days at the Wily Corp HQ, Gondegal vanishes into the Pipes below the building, beyond corporate reach... but not yours.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:49 No.18234699
    Now to wait for Robotnik and Wily to take actions. We should also look up what the X-COM NIVA guys are doing right now, maybe they need or will need help.
    >> Taffer 03/06/12(Tue)22:49 No.18234700
    Haha. Excellent. Lets get Gondegal back to the ship and we can start preparing our troops to hit MetPharm.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:51 No.18234718
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:51 No.18234719
    ...Does the Transpace Guard have medals? Because I want to give Gondegal a medal.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:52 No.18234733
    ANON, do another scan of the City for reality distortions. Are we still getting readings from the Robot Masters and their immediate minions?

    We may not be able to do a stealthy insertion into Wily Towers for the attack to wipe out the specs on the Robot Master upgrades. We may need to deploy the Von Luckners and the Baneblades.

    We should probably tell Light that we destroyed Wily's source of his new upgrades.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:54 No.18234762
    Okay, now what? Did we record the robot data from Cossack's papers?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:56 No.18234782
    So what are our remaining objectives?
    *Destroy all of Wily's Robots that were upgraded with the dataslate
    *Especially Metal Man, so we can secure the Temple of Time and do whatever.
    *Wipe Wily's computers of what data he managed to decode
    *Possibly wipe Wily's memories if necessary?
    *OPTIONAL: Attempt to recruit Dr. Cossack if it wouldn't get us in trouble.

    *Possibly wipe Robotnik's computers and his memories?
    *Get rid of all the prototypes he's made based off the subspace bomb?
    *Finish the job with Metal Sonic?

    *Secure Spiritual Stones
    *Make sure nothing interferes with Samus's destiny unfolding?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:57 No.18234804
    I'm worried about those robot masters. If they really have been upgraded with Iron Men technology, then it's likely that they could go rogue, or even fall to Chaos. I recall a story where STC blueprints had become corrupted so that if you angled them properly they formed a star of chaos, allowing warp energies to seep into the machines.

    Daemonhost Robot Masters would rape everything, twice.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:58 No.18234808
    >>Wily Towers

    Agrias + geomancy = gg

    Have her use Magma Surge (terrain: lava, MACHINERY) to cheese everything to death, from the floors and ceilings, to the robot masters themselves.

    Her ability if she pulls it off, could be powerful enough that the Robot Masters will be melted into puddles of lava.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)22:58 No.18234818
    Let's get Gondegal back to our ship and debrief him. Also give him some high-fives.

    Should we notify Dr. Light about what has just transpired here?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:00 No.18234836
    Not HOW we did, just that our infiltrator was able to destroy the database that Wily was using to upgrade his Robot Masters. We still need to wipe the designs to finish the job, however.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:12 No.18235001

    Alright. Motion to notify Dr. Light that one of our infiltrators has destroyed Wily's only database of upgrades, but not the designs that already used the new tech that he incorporated.

    We've eliminated the source of the reality distortions, but the upgraded Robot Masters plus any other tech that Wily can downgrade to work on an army of grunts will still make things a bit tricky for Megaman and Protoman later on.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:21 No.18235121
    Right. So it seems we're letting Light now about our incident at Wily Towers.

    We're still on schedule for MetPharm with X-COM NOVA, I think.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)23:29 No.18235215

    "You destroyed the database? Fantastic! He'll still have what he's already drawn from it, but now he won't be able to get more upgrades from it!"
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:30 No.18235231
    Let's check up on Agrias and ask how she likes the new sword we bought.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:31 No.18235237
    ...Time to take down Metal Man and do... whatever with the Temple of Time.
    What are we supposed to do with the Temple of Time?
    Like it's not native to this Canon, but I'm pretty sure we're not allowed to just blow it up.
    Actually I just had a terrible thought.
    What lies beyond the Door of Time?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:33 No.18235261
    I suppose once we secure the Dig Site, we ask the Goddesses if they want this Temple or not.

    The Asgard beam transporters are capable of teleporting an entire skyscraper. As long as we have a place to put it, we can beam the entire Temple out of there.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/06/12(Tue)23:34 No.18235276
    "This blade is wondrous! It cuts as surely as the most powerful blades of my own world, but is far larger... yet is so light!"
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:34 No.18235287
    "Wily may be on his guard, but our infiltrators left evidence point him to Robotnik, and Robotnik to Wily. Hopefully they'll take the bait, and attack MetPharm."
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:36 No.18235317
    Wait, do we have Asgard Beam Transporters?
    And I'm pretty sure most of the All Under Heaven is empty?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:36 No.18235319
    Door of Time? The Master Sword, of course.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:38 No.18235336
    Well yeah, but what if it also is a gateway to the Sacred Realm?
    Or even worse, the Realm of Darkness?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:38 No.18235352
    Yes, the two Al'Kesh we have are equipped with Asgard beam transporters.

    The only problem is the question of range of the transporter.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:50 No.18235506
    Okay, are we going to attack the Dig Site now?
    We can do it, we still have a day before the MetPharm strike.

    Do we want to do it now?
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:52 No.18235534
    If we can teleport the entire temple out, why not? Though we should ask the goddesses on what they want us to do with it.

    As for securing the digsite and Metal Man, we can have the Pyro blow back the sawblades at him, while a shielded Agrias prepares to use Magma Surge on him.

    That should kill him outright, unless we want to use his schematics for our own purposes.
    >> Anonymous 03/06/12(Tue)23:54 No.18235548
    Well, we would need to set up transporter signal amplifiers and beacons around the Temple, since it's too deep to be teleported out easily.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:10 No.18235757
    Is anyone still awake? Waiting for OP.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:12 No.18235789

    Let's have Agrias practice doing magma surge on a piece of junk machinery we have lying around. Also take care to protect the surrounding area due to impending lava.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:15 No.18235829
    Not on the ship. That would be retarded.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:15 No.18235832

    One problem with "setting up" stuff is that Metal Man has pretty good detection capability due to sensor upgrades. We're not going to get very far if Metal Man's patrolling the place 24/7.

    Although if I recall correctly, the temple itself does not have any interdiction fields set up around it. This could mean that we can use teleporter hax to really mess up Metal Man IF we're willing to bring one of our teleporter ships into range. The ECM field being generated by the VF EW variant might prevent us from being detected if we choose to do so.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:16 No.18235845
    Alright, Dig Site Attack Plan:

    Metal Man can see ghosts and cloaked troops, so sneaking up on his is out.
    The Dig Site is too deep to be able to get transporter locks without signal amplifiers, so we can't teleport Metal Man out, or beam troops in.

    I have this plan of attack:
    1. Delta Greens, standard loadout
    2. 1 White Mage squad, standard loadout
    3. BLU Team, with Pyro equipped to blow back Metal Man's sawblades.
    4. Agrias, with one of the ORANGE II swords.
    5. Drones with HK-50 for extra firepower

    We have the White Mages cast buffs, then use the DG's to shoot up the Dig Site from a couple tunnels away. We have Metal Man come to us, and beat him down.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:16 No.18235847
    We could throw the junk machinery into space and then have Agrias practice on it from a distance.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:17 No.18235860
    What kind of shields can we use on Agrias to protect her while she cheeses/instakills Metal Man with the magma surge move?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:20 No.18235904
    Haste, Shell, Wall, Protection from Energy, Protection from Arrows, and a Mass Effect Kinetic Barrier.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:20 No.18235912
    What armor and shield can we apply on Agrias?

    Also, before the team leaves, have her practice on that junk that someone suggested?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:21 No.18235925
    6. Abjurers to cast Protection from Energy.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:22 No.18235937
    Maybe send an Auror?
    Like Metal Man's blades aren't magical, and thus might be able to be transfigured or deflected?
    I'm pretty sure HP wizards effectively have low level telekinesis as a wordless spell?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/07/12(Wed)00:23 No.18235948
    To do what?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:25 No.18235977
    Agrias' practice session:

    Shove piece of junk machinery into space, then have Agrias use magma surge on it from a distance. If we do it inside the ship, it will cause a problem.

    The other risky method is to raise shields and transport away the slag before it burns several holes in the ship decks.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:25 No.18235982
    We still need to plan out the attack on the Dig Site.

    MetaOP, can the Oncoming Storm get any better sensor readings on the Dig Site?
    What about the Aurors? I want to know if the security at the Dig Site has been strengthened due to the attacks at Wily Towers.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/07/12(Wed)00:29 No.18236039
    rolled 51 = 51

    The Aurors can try, the Storm's sensors are still baffled.

    So did we ever figure out if Agrias had Geomancer out of the box?
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/07/12(Wed)00:30 No.18236044
    There are a few more guards, yes. Security has increased about 15%.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:32 No.18236075
    dohohohoho ヽ( ゚ヮ・)ノ
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:32 No.18236078
    >So did we ever figure out if Agrias had Geomancer out of the box?
    No, I don't think we did. I couldn't find my copy of FFT. And it doesn't seem like anyone else has.

    But considering that she's end-game Agrias, wouldn't it be reasonable to assume that she would have trained up and gotten max Geomancer and the pre-requisite Jobs, and maybe some levels in White Mage and such, considering all of the art floating around of her in different Jobs?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:38 No.18236156
    What's security composed of?
    Human guards? Metools? Sniper JOE's?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:41 No.18236189
    It... seems like you can?
    Like Geomancer Primary, Holy Knight secondary? It's never mentioned as something you have to put effort into doing.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:43 No.18236213
    By any chance would our Abjurer's know the spell "Isaac's Greater Missile Storm"?
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:46 No.18236244
    I don't think they've reached spell level 6 have they?
    And unfortunately we just got the D20 SRD.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:48 No.18236268
    Abjurer Squad (6/6)
    - D&D 3.5, Lvl 11, have familiars, ceramic/titanium mesh body armor (light)

    They should have most the spells any 3.5 character can get. They'd be able to cast it once per day.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/07/12(Wed)00:53 No.18236339
    Yeah, I guess I'll just give the Geomancer thing to you.

    Unfortunately that's it for tonight. Hope everyone had fun, and good job (finally) getting one of the "stages" clear.
    >> MetaQuest OP 03/07/12(Wed)00:54 No.18236357
    Next session Friday at 8. See you then!
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:56 No.18236377
    Technically, the only spells we were able to get were the ones found at http://dndsrd.net/wizardSpells.html.
    So the 'vanilla' spells, and not splat ones.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:56 No.18236381
    Thanks MetaOP!

    We can use this thread to finish planning...fuck, we just hit autosage.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)00:59 No.18236420
    If we're allowed 3.5, it should allow books written by Wizards of the Coast, Spell Compendium would be in.

    Isaac's Missile storm is just a named version of Chain Missile.

    Same style as Bigby's Crushing hand.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)01:08 No.18236516
    Huh, I did not know that that kind of website existed.
    Still missing some spells though.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)01:13 No.18236562
    True, but they have most of it. I was mostly thinking that due to Missile storm being Long range, and shooting one missile per caster level, we could gank Metalman from 840 feet away using it. We'd only get that one lvl 6 spell per abjurer though.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)01:33 No.18236807
    Actually while we're on the subject, we still have yet to stat the Abjurers and Psions.
    Do you think you might know how to do it?
    OP pretty much gave the okay to whatever feats and skills as long as it isn't broken/absurdly overpowered.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)01:44 No.18236929
    I've been working on it, but it's a pain in the ass. I've been using the D20 SRD, but it doesn't have all the 3.5 feats included due to Wizards keeping half of it.
    >> Anonymous 03/07/12(Wed)03:49 No.18238161

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