>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=NearFuture%20Cyborg%20Quest>>Character sheet can be found at: http://pastebin.com/SbPd3kJmThe year is 2025.Your name is Dave, and you didn't ask for this.Once a generic white-collar worker who lived alone save for your cat, you were hit by a car and spent three months in a coma. You awoke to find that your unconscious body had been taken in by the corporation 'Emulsified Electronics', and implanted with an experimental augmentation. You soon found that it allowed you to control electronic devices with your mind. You quickly became embroiled in corporate warfare, fighting the PMC ArmaTek and their employers, Cadmium Dynamics, and there have been incidents with a corp named Kawasagi Infinite. You were recently kidnapped by a group calling itself Resurgence, who claims they're Saving The World. In retaliation, you went all the way to Antarctica, where you took over one of Resurgence's facilities.>You have 20000 credits.>You have 2 fate rerolls.
The world is burning. But you don't care.You're flying through the city, your sinous, leathery body twisting as you weave between skyscrapers.In the distance is a building you only faintly recognize, and a young man stands there, defiantly, staring directly at you. You give him a roar of challenge, and he returns his own.As you charge toward him, he roars and brings up a shining spear, which he then throws at you. But your scales are too sturdy, and the spear simply bounces off. He shrugs, and resigns to his fate, as he leaps toward you, faster and further than you thought the man-thing could accomplish.The two of you collide in mid-air, your powerful, rending claws clashing against his strange, mechanical augmentations.And then you snap awake.So you *can* sleep. Huh.<You have been asleep for eight hours.> Azure said.
>Quest is half an hour late than usualMan, you had me worried for a while.
>>19126251>So you *can* sleep. Huh.That's good.<Azure, can you run self-diagnostics on my body? I want to know if I'm doing damage to it but don't notice it because my brain is fried>We might even use some scanning equipment that Jun has.Do we feel hunger?
We should get or cat.
>>19126258>Actually, I have it planned for exactly 15:00. 4chan time, but most of the time I get impatient and start it early.You sit up, rolling your shoulders. Then you pet Ishelda, but she completely ignores you, like your lovely cat always does.You're hungry. You sit up, and open Abel's mini-fridge, grabbing the supplies to make a truly delicious sandwich. <Azure, can you do diagnostics on my body? Any damage I'm doing to myself that I don't realize because my brain is fried?><None that I notice.> Azure said. <But I have been keeping an eye on all of that.>
>>19126298Dammit, Ishelda! Show some affection for once!Make a truly enormous sandwich.
make a sandwich that would make arthur dent proud. then wonder if us feeling hungry means we have started migrating back to our head, or that we subconsciously monitor our nutritional needs, or if it is just a psychological thing
>>19126298Ishelda should, at some point, save our life. She should swat the gun out of our arch nemesis hand giving us an opportunity to attack while she goes to her bowl to eat.
You continue making your truly enormous sandwich; but Abel doesn't have any pickles! You clench your fist and raise it into the air, about to cry to the heavens-When you realize that you don't actually like pickles that much. So you just shrug, and finish your sandwich, taking the first, delicious bite.You scratch Ishelda's head some more, then you get up. Now, what do you have to do today. . .> Move into Grayson's Apartment> Repair the Dome with Mark> Assist Amy with the Ravens> Other.
What you guys think of contacting our relatives/parents this session?>[x] Assist Amy with the RavensWe did say we would help her.
>>19126349Hey, when Amy is done with the Ravens, do we even need to move to Grayson's apartement?I mean, they are going to be even faster than Omega, so we could go to Antarctica in 30-50 minutes.
rolled 35 = 35>>19126375Agreed. Ravens, then Dome, then apologize to Grayson that we're going to be staying in the Davecave instead.
> Repair the Dome with Mark
>>19126375>>19126397Of course it cannot hurt having a place to stay in the FutureCity
>>19126397oooh, i like this one retracting my vote from >>19126402
You finish your sandwich, and pet Ishelda some more (who runs away after she gets tired of you) and decide to go help Amy with the Ravens.The walk over to her garage-slash-workshop is uneventful, but you put on your power armor just in case."Daaaave." Amy says as she opens the door. "I was just about to call you! Good timing."She shows you to the Ravens, where they're hardly more than frames, with a bunch of electrical parts in the nose. She tosses you a little tool, and points to a stack of plates made out of a strange, black material. "I just need you to fasten these plates on the frame while I set up the propulsion cores." She says, and the two of you get to work.The black plates aren't as heavy as you originally thought they were- in fact, they're quite light, and the work is pretty easy for you."That's because you have the 'drites, and so you have a lot more reach." she said. "I'd need to get ladders. Or build extend-o-legs, which would be ridiculous."
>>19126422"So how long would it take to go to Antarctica in these? And are you making 2-seat versions or just a single passenger one?"
A few hours later, you finally have all of the plates in place, and Amy has a large power core in the back of the object set in place. "There." She said, lounging on the couch, sweating profusely. "That's it for this morning." She said."Are you making two-seat versions, or just a single passenger one?" You ask."I'm making two of them, each with only one seat." She says. "They should be fast enough to get us to . . say, Antarctica, in about thirty minutes to an hour. The two-seater would only be as fast as Omega."
>>19126499"I see.Hmm, would a normal person be able to use them? Wouldn't g-force splatter them?"then we go see Mark
>>19126499"When will you need my help again?"
"I see. Would a normal person be able to use them?" You ask. "Wouldn't G-force splatter them?""Well, I'm programming them to have a long, gradual acceleration and deceleration when they get to a certain speed, so G-forces won't be an issue unless you try to jackknife at max speed.""I see." You say. "Are you going to need my help again?""Maybe, but probably not." She said. "All of the hard work's mostly done- now I just need to wait for KI to send me the hoverplates, and then I need to tinker with them.""That seems. . quick. Before, you said it would be a couple days.""That was before I had your help." She said, getting up and kissing you. "Thanks, Dave."
>>19126567"Your welcome.""KI are okay with sending their technology? Also, what do you think of my idea from yesterday? I mean using the bunker as joint-project of sorts."
Float the idea of naming our new captured fortress Arcadia instead of The Dave Cave
>>19126567"Don't mention it. I'm happy to help. Most of the time I cannot because whatever you're doing is way over my head."
>>19126582I'm guessing they're perfectly delighted to be selling us something we can't get in-house. It's inter-corp ego stroking.Right, so that's task 1 down. TO THE DAVECAVE (repairs)!
"I'm happy to help; most of the time I can't, because whatever you're doing is way over my head." You say. "But come to think of it; KI's okay with sending their technology?""For the most part." She said. "They already sell those plates to the military, and various aircraft designers.""Also, what did you think of my idea from yesterday? Using the bunker as a joint-project of sorts?""From what I heard, Jun talked about that with the board, but they don't think it has much of a chance of going through. KI already has a few structures down there, and one more won't seal the deal.""I see. . Also, what do you think of naming it something like. . Arcadia, or Valhalla?""Hmm. . . I like Arcadia, but that's a real place in greece, isn't it? At least it's better than the 'Davecave'." She said, chuckling. "Speaking of the bunker, don't you have plans to test Mark's repair droids? I mean, I'd love to cuddle with you on the couch a little longer, but we do have places to be.""Yeah, you're right." You say."Come on, we can take Verne's car." She says, and the two of you leave the garage, lock it up, and take the car to EE."You're late." Mark says on the rooftop, loading crates into the VTOL.
>>19126677"Hey, I was busy with my girlfriend."
>>19126677"Sorry, I was having sex on top of a dumpster behind the fast food place."Get slapped by Amy, laugh, get in VTOL.
"Hey, I was busy with my girlfriend.""I feel for you, I truly do." Mark said in a dry voice. "Get in. Without most of the junk Omega wanted us to carry, we should get there a bit more quickly."You hop into the seat alongside him, and he flicks a few switches on his dashboard, listening to the engines start up. "And we're off." He says, and flicks another switch.The flight is mostly uneventful, as you and Mark talk about mechandrites and your various misadventures. He was right- a normally two hour trip only took an hour and a half."We're here." He said, setting down next to the bunker as you tell Talos that you're a friend, not a foe.
>>19126754"Right."Give order to Talos. Also, ask for status report.
>>19126754"So, Mark, any ideas for the bunker beyond repairing the damage we caused?"
"Right." You say.<Status report?><Massive damage on the top of the dome, minor damage on the inside, and hallways 4, 5, and 6 are lacking turrets.> Talos responds, as Mark pulls the crates out of the back of the VTOL."Any ideas for the bunker beyond repairing the damage we caused?""None, really. If these drones work, you can go ahead and keep most of em, so if you end up with any ideas you can build it yourself." He said. "Come here, and connect to this." Inside are a dozen drones, each with a strange tank on their back, and what looks like a welder on their front.You connect to the crate, and close your eyes.>Roll 1d100 wheee
rolled 34 = 34come on
rolled 43 = 43>>19126805ROLLAN DRONES!
rolled 71 = 71>>19126805
rolled 30 = 30>>19126805Rollin.
rolled 53 = 53ROLLING WITH THE ROLL OF 1,000 ROLLERS
<Your brain is lighting up.> Azure says, as you connect your cable to the drones.Suddenly, your mind is in a dozen drones, as you will them all to enter the crack in the top of the bunker. Each one starts repairing the damage with the strange welder on their front. Slowly, but surely, it's all getting repaired."Huh." Mark says. "I assumed it would be a bit faster.""That's because I'm just learning how to use these." You respond, eyes closed.
>>19126863"Not used to controlling bunch of stuff at once, you see? Would have been able to take down that gunship otherwise.""Perhaps KI has some advice or training? That would be great."
>>19126881Yeah, "learning to input juggle" needs to go on our to-do list.
"Not used to controlling a bunch of stuff at once, you see?" You say, as you will the drones to work more quickly. "Would have been able to take down that gunship otherwise."He nods. "Well, once I finish an AI for these things, that should speed them up a bit.""Maybe I could get some kind of advice from any of the IDW users from KI. That would be great." You mention."Just try not to tell them any secrets." Mark says, examining the drones and their work. "You do seem to be getting a little faster.""It's easier if I think about it less." You say. "Try to let them work automatically, and just guide them a little."
>>19126950While we've got a build team here, we need to look into turning that airlock into a guaranteed death trap. No reason to leave Twelve an unlocked back door.
>>19126950<Azure, maybe you can help out with something?>
>>19126963This. I was thinking about it too.
<Talos, let some of my drones to the airlock.> You say, and he opens the necessary doors. Your drones enter the airlock, and you simply start constructing turrets and locked doors there- now it doubles as both a trap and as an escape route.<Azure, any chance you can help with any of this?> You ask. In response, one of your combat drones lift, and start flying into the dome.<If I borrow the computer systems the dome has, certainly.> Comes her response.Soon enough, with Azure's help, the airlock is secured, the hole in the roof is patched, the turrets and environmental systems are repaired. It's as good as new."That really sped up near the end." Mark says, checking through the diagnostic info on the crate's computer.
>>19127002"Yeah, had one of my AIs use the computer systems in the bunker to help me out.""So, how is the test? Are these things good to go?"
>>19127002"I slaved half of 'em to Azure. Which, incidentally, let us double up the workload. They really DO need their own dedicated AI to run overwatch."
>>19127030"Some kind of a transportable central control unit perhaps? The AI will need a lot of CPU to run.Like a big motherdroid"
"I slaved half of them to Azure. Which, incidentally, let us double up the workload." You say. "They do need their own dedicated AI to run overwatch.""I'll keep that in mind." Mark said. "I'll see if any of the techs are up to throwing an AI together.""Maybe some kind of transportable central control unit? Some kind of motherdroid or something. You'll need a lot of CPU for the AI.""Aw, that's no fun." Mark said. "I kind of wanted them to be independant, but cluster-based works too."Then he shrugged. "Want me to help you move these crates inside for you?" He asks. "Seeing as they still need some work on the AI front, you can keep 'em.">Bunker upgrade acquired: Prototype Repair\Construction Drones>Warning: They require credits in order to purchase 'atomic goop' with which to build.
>>19127075"Oh, thanks. I think I'll manage though."Get the crates inside."How much does a crate worth of 'atomic goop' cost?"
May I suggest we go full doc-oc and get ourselves 2 more heavy drites? 4:2?You have to admit it would be cool, plus we have a lot of cash now. Or maybe that's just me.
>>19127116But we have 4 already. We cannot use heavy drites without our armor, that's why we didn't replace the light ones.While cool, having too much of them will make us slow and bulky.
"Oh, thanks." You say, as the two of you start carrying crates inside. "how much does a crate worth of atomic goop cost?""Oh, quite a bit. Around ten thousand credits." He said. "Less, if you get it directly from the suppliers like I do.""Suppliers? Who makes the stuff?""Future Van-Co." Mark responds.
>wait, ff, I forgot.>RANDOM EVENT ROLL>Roll 1d100>taking first one only.
rolled 64 = 64>>19127168FFFFFFFFFFF
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>ahahahahahaAHAHAHAHA FINALLY, THE RANDOM EVENT ROLL HAS SUCCEEDEDNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYou increased the DC, you evil man!
Soon enough, the two of you finish carrying the crates.<I have finished modifying Talos so that you can ask him to do things remotely, via satellite uplink, and he has control of the drones. He will also inform you if anything happens.> Azure says, the drone returning to your bag.>"Anything else you intended to do here?" Mark asked.
>>19127199"It just needs to be made more livable. And I think getting Amy's mom to go all House Beautiful on the place might be a chance for a little bonding. Maybe. If I can get her to overlook the gun turrets." *sigh*
"It just needs to be made more livable." You say. "And I think getting Amy's mom to go all 'House Beautiful' on the place might be a chance for a little bonding. Maybe. If I can get her to overlook the gun turrets."Mark starts laughing, and you sigh."You can't get someone to 'overlook gun turrets' if they're not used to it." He says."I know." You say."Well, when you get the plans of how you want it to look like, you can just have the drones do it for you." He says. "I do have work to do, though, so let's get back to EE.""Right-o, Mark." You say, and climb into the seat next to his.He flicks a few more switches, and the VTOL takes off, back to the US and EE.Halfway through, however, you hear a strange, loud, clank from the cargo space of the aircraft."What was that?" Mark asked. "Go check it out."
>>19127300Go check it out, be careful.>It's penguin, isn't it?
>>19127300Use a drite like a periscope.
You get up, and enter the large cargo space. . Standing there is a man in a black power suit, four limbs bursting from his back; they weren't mechandrites, not truly- if anything, they looked more like the legs of a spider, complete with monomolecular points at the end.Stencilled on his chest are two words; 'Project Immortal'"Hey, dickhead. You're the one who killed me." Came Kell's voice from the suit's helmet. "I knew those guys weren't joking when they said you would be at that snowy fucking place eventually."You notice that his helmet doesn't have a visor either.
rolled 88 = 88>>19127335>That's not a penguinHACK HIM
>>19127335Who were you again, I've killed a lot of fuckers from a pile of different corporations recently, mind refreshing my memory?
>>19127335"Really, dude? REALLY? Can we wait until this thing parks before we do this?"Message to Mark over secure comms: <Company. You might want to set this down first chance you get.>
who the hell is kell again?very disappointed it wasn't a penguin
rolled 92 = 92>>19127335Fuck, I guess no using Mjolnir, plasma or rockets in here.Full, CQC mode, engaged! BULLET TIMETry to adhere to Sigma's advice of not telephathin our moves.Use the drites to fuck him up. First go his arms>>19127360We know who he is, it is the nerdy computer guy from that solo batman mission we did a while back.
"You're not a penguin." You say, and then you try to hack him. Bullet time kicks in as he leaps toward you. You dive out of the way, ignoring Azure as he tells you that your brain activated again. "Really, Dude? Really? Can't you wait until this thing parks before we do this?""Fuck no." He said. "I want to tear you apart right now." He says, and he shoots one of the limbs on his back toward you. You hack the engines in it- hydraulic based, you can tell- to entirely deactivate them."Screw you and your computer mojo bullshit." He says, and dives forward to punch you. You twist out of the way, and throw him into a wall with your 'drites. Doing your best to pin him there, you grab one of his arms and tug.He screams, and the entire arm comes off, sparks and cables covered in blood being pried out of the socket.
>>19127376I know we know who he is, but there is nothing more infuriating then the person who killed you not remembering you. That day might have been the most important day of your life, for me it was Tuesday.
>>19127335Who's Kell again?
rolled 91 = 91>>19127376<Magenta, it's showtime>Rip out the rest of his extra arms while keeping him pinned with the heavy drite.Actually, cutting them out with monoknives would be easier.Keep in BULLET TIME
rolled 34 = 34>>19127404Club him with the arm! "Fine. You could've just waited, but nooo..."
>>19127404I killed you once, I can do it again. But currently I'm interested in this Project Immortal thing, I'll happily rip the rest of your arms off, real ones included if that'll get me answers. Start ripping off his other limbs and maybe use his own drite as a club, just to humiliate him.
rolled 24 = 24>>19127404Keep hacking him.Install backdoors and override codes as soon as we get even an inch of a ground.Deactivate all.
OH! Is Kell the guy that we keep interpreting his voice?
rolled 93 = 93>>19127445Damn.Hackan againAlso, notify Mark
<Magenta, it's showtime.> You say, and grip one of the deactivated limbs on his back. <Mark, we have a bad guy back here I'm fighting.> You say over the coms. You tear the limb out, but it's nowhere as satisfying, only giving you a slight 'hiss' and a 'crack' for your trouble."I killed you once." You say. "I can do it again.""Fuck you.""But I'm currently interested in this Project Immortal thing." You say."Fuck. You."You jab his own torn off limb into his leg, and he groans. "You might as well tell me what I want to know.""Project Immortal." He says. "It's exactly what it fucking sounds like."
No, seriously. Who is Kell? I read all previous threads, but I can't remember him.
rolled 43 = 43>>19127496"So you'll live forever, even when I do this?" Tear off another limb. "Wow, that's gonna be painful, when I have you in a bunch of teensy weensy pieces."
>>19127496So they bring you back to life just to get your ass kicked. How exactly to they do that, clone bodies, they try to restore the brain and plug it into a suit, I'd like some answers and you're really not in a position to decline me.Who's behind it anyways?
rolled 4, 2 = 6>>19127496Why the shit are we talking?Disable him, knock him out and make sure he cannot move then take him to EE and THEN question him.Why the hell can't you people keep your mouth shut?Stop distracting and focus fully on the combat.When we're satisfied, wrap him up in BOTH of our heavy drites.Bullet time is still go.
I always picture Amy as looking something like this, only with the legs the prosthesis
rolled 46 = 46>>19127528>dice+2d10FFFFwhat the hell?
rolled 31 = 31>>19127496Hackroll.Disable the shit out of him.
rolled 16 = 16>>19127543Lets try again.
>>19127499>Kell was a computer guy that you killed while being a stealthy cyborg, on thread 9, and then impersonated him.>>19127530>That's pretty accurate, except her armor has no arms and her hair is dyed neon-everything."So you'll live forever?" You ask. You grab his other arm. "Even when I do. . this?"You start to tear. . but then a red shockwave throws you back.His helmet is off, and he's grinning. "Power shield active." He says. One of his eyes is a power core, it looks like. "EMP field, active. Jamming, active." He continues to say. He grabs his own arm off of the ground, and slides it back into the socket that you had torn it out of. He groans again, but then grins. "Combat drugs, active."You quickly try to hack him, but you find a strange, invisible barrier blocking you from him.
>>19127530I really like that picture. I wish I could draw/paint like that.
rolled 44 = 44>>19127551>"EMP field, active.Okay, that's REAL fucking dangerous on a flying craft. Looks like we're going to have to overload that shield.YATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA mode, ACTIVE!
rolled 33 = 33>>19127551You know, I'm kind of out of your league bub, and it's rather silly to announce exactly what you're doing.Are there any turrets nearby that we can shoot him with or lure him into?He wants to do this through brute force, we can oblige him. Our drites are bigger and I think our power claws can just snap his drites in half.Also if we get a good shot with Mjolnir use it and remember Sigma's lessons on not telegraphing.
rolled 70 = 70>>19127551Yeah, that's what I said about wasting time talking to the motherfucker.Pull out our combat droids. At least they might distract him or something.We also have powershield. Activate it.(Why the hell does it seem we are not in Bullet time anymore for the last couple of updates?)
punch your mechandrites through his chest and tear him apart
rolled 20 = 20>>19127551Start shooting him with our Gattling Gauss and shoot him in the power core eye with Mjolnir while he's distracted by that.
>>19127610Downvoting.Are you crazy!?Do not use firearms, especially Mjolnir inside.
rolled 56 = 56>>19127604fucking rolls
"You know, I'm kind of out of your league, bub, and it's rather silly to announce exactly what you're doing."You bring both gauss drites to bear, and start firing. The projectiles spark off of his power shield, doing absolutely nothing."Voice activated commands, numbnuts." He responded, and ran towards you."Dave? Daave!" Mark's calling. "Whatever the fuck is happening back there, I'm starting to lose my engines! End it quickly!"You slam your drite forward, but his power shield blasts it back, as he grabs onto you, and throws you across the room, where you screech back. Your drones pop out of your bag, and you start firing with them, too."This isn't gonna work for you, Dave." He says. "You see, I have a really, really big power core, you know.""I have a really, really big gun." you respond, and you shoot him in the face with Mjolnir. The power core in his face explodes, and his head twists back, as he falls to the ground."Fuck. You." He says, and as you leap toward him again, the limbs on his back dig a hole in the floor of the VTOL, and he gets sucked out, down toward the ocean below you.
rolled 69 = 69>>19127551Well.We also have powershield. Activate it in case it wasn't already.Hack roll again. Don't care about jamming. It's magic, I aint got explain shit.
>>19127610WE ARE IN A FLYING VTOL. THAT IS DUMBER THAN DUMB.>mfw the dream earlier could've been prophetic
rolled 51 = 51>>19127602Seconding. We're kind of at a disadvantage here, we need to stop fooling around."Who would've thought I'd get a nemesis in an IT tech guy from Expendable Goons Incorporated? With a bunch of extra limbs and fancy doodads, no less? Seriously, you're crimping my style here. Did Armatek or Cadmium or whoever built you even consider some originality, or was I too awesome NOT to copy?"
rolled 1 = 1>>19127648HAHAFuck that shit.<Onyx. Teleport me on him.>
>>19127648Well, that is almost certainly not the last we'll see of him. Apparently a guy from IT who I killed has a serious grudge, enough to come back after me with a fancy new suit. I'd rather not jump out after him though, it seems unfun and I'd land a fair distance from him anyways.
rolled 72 = 72>>19127669Well... shit.Make sure he didn't latch on the heli from the outside at least.
rolled 10 = 10>>19127669Downvoting for a pointless idea and for being a nat 1. You really want to join 'Project Immortal,' whose primary focus is refusing to die, in diving into the ARCTIC OCEAN, while we're still mostly squishy with fancy power armor? No. We're done, thankfully. Kell shouldn't bother us for a while. But when he does it's probably going to be even worse. Like, he'll be a full on robotic spider.
>>19127669This can't end well.
rolled 83 = 83>>19127695You can't downvote shit for bad rolls.You are also forgetting that we are practically immortal too. We cannot drown or freeze to death.It would fuck our body though, so you have a point.
>>19127695Every time we see him we're going to ask him to remind us who he is. It'll frustrate him to no end, the man he is trying to kill, who he is willing to go through great pain to come back from the dead and replace more and more of himself to do so, doesn't remember him, ever.Also I vote against jumping into the Atlantic Fucking Ocean.
You start to order Onyx to teleport you to him, when you realize that it's probably a really stupid idea- with the VTOL still moving so quickly, his calculations were SURE to be off and then you'd probably end up only teleporting a few things, like your vital organs or something. Not to mention, it's the Arctic Fucking Ocean."Screw you too, Kell." You say, and go back into the cockpit."What the hell was that?""A Cadmium Dynamics cyborg who came back from the dead to kill me." You say. "But I scared him off.""Scared him off? You mean, off the plane?""Uh, yeah. You have a hole in the bottom of your plane, by the way.""Goddamnit." He says, facepalming.
>>19127740Look, if you don't want cyberzombies who you barely remember killing the first time in your life don't spend time with me. This is a very big part of my life.See if we can put a spot fix on the hole in the bottom, we'll do a proper weld when we're back home.
>>19127740"Hey, he would have crashed the thing otherwise.""He's not clung to the hull from outside, is he?"
>>19127740Oh, hey, did we keep any pieces of Kellbot? MITE B GOOD for analysis on who did the rebuild.
rolled 96 = 96>>19127740Can we still manage to place his signal? He is using a jamming device. He's also a good bit of distance away from us. But y'know, I really, REALLY want to find him, frozen in a comically cubic ice block, and drag him to EE and make nice/stop CD from getting him back. Seriously, he was just a grumpy IT dude for a paramilitary group, whose life we utterly ruined. He's basically the Cadmium Dynamics version of Dave. Which makes him nearly as cool as the real Dave. I'm prepared to use a fate roll to get this git if we have to, but that'd require consensus on this idea.Also, Arctic ocean was in retrospect incorrect, I was rushing my typing. The correct term was SOUTHERN Ocean. The Arctic ocean is at the north pole.
You know. This jamming shit is starting to piss me off. It's like a magical asspull device which restricts our powers if we roll low. It is pretty much always the damn jamming that keeps us from hacking otherwise easy targets.We need to find a way to by-pass it somehow. Like getting a powerful signal booster or something
>>19127795>96Time to grab us a Kellsicle.
>>19127795I'm against using a fate point, but that roll is good enough.Honestly I don't think he's going to forgive us, it's kind of difficult to forgive getting your neck snapped. But grabbing a Kellsicle could be nice, researching what they've done to him would be useful.But he might be impossible to find, there's an awful lot of Southern Ocean, especially if he sunk or was picked up.
"Look, if you don't want cyberzombies who you barely remember killing the first time in your life, don't spend time with me. This is a very important poart of my life." You say.He shrugs. "Good thing I kept an extra drone on board." He says, tossing you a repair drone. "Use this."You connect to it, and start repairing the hole. You close your eyes, and see if you can try tracking him.. . Nothing. A whole lot of nothing, as far as your senses can go. Either he's still being jammed, he's not here, or you got too far away, too quickly.As soon as you sigh and start to repair the hole, you get a very slight ping at the edge of your senses.It's not Kell, but it's close to where he fell. It's a Cadmium Dynamics heli, close to the water. As you close your eyes, you feel the door of the heli open.<They're making a pickup, it seems.> Azure says.
>>19127835Now I REALLY want to port on that heli."Mark, I identified the Heli. Mind shooting some rockets at it? Here are the coordinates.If you get closer, I'll be able to teleport on it."
rolled 20 = 20>>19127835INTERCEPTION TIME! JACK THAT HELICOPTER, MOTHERFUCKER!"Mark. I know you're probably apprehensive about putting him- that cyborg- back on our plane, but he's probably going to be pretty half-dead at this point or outright frozen like something out of a Looney Toons short. And by snatching him we'll be shitting on Cadmium Dynamic's plans, and those guys are dickheads. The ones who keep forcing you to fix all my shit. And who fucked up YOUR PLANE. I can see that they're trying to pick him up, right now... You prepared to turn around and rain on their parade?"
rolled 100 = 100>>19127835I've always wanted a new helicopter. Onyx how hard would it be to teleport me there, I'd rather not have Kell get away and come back with even more machinery welded to him. That and we might get some valuable research data.
>>19127875If by "port on", you mean "hack and crash".How long can we loiter and troll CD?
>>19127886I'm pretty proud of this roll, I couldn't believe for a full 5 seconds. I think we're getting a Kellsickle, a free helicopter and probably some more cool stuff.
>>19127886>mfw 100>I HAVE LOST ALL CONTROL"Mark, I identified the heli. Mind shooting some rockets at it?" You ask."This thing doesn't carry rockets." He said. "Or any guns of any kind. It's a cargo plane, Dave.""Damn. Any chance of getting me closer so I can teleport to it?""Now, that, I can do. Want me to wait in Vertical mode for you?" He asks."Yes please, and thanks." You say.<Onyx, warp me.><Calculating. . .>You appear in the heli, and there are three powersuited men standing in front of you, facing away from you. Hmm... it seems the teleportation is completely inaudible.You can hear Kell cuss as he's climbing up a ladder.
rolled 36 = 36>>19127916START WRECKING SHIT UPPLASMA, ROCKETS, NUCLEAR GUN, MECHADRITESLET THEM SHOW THE WRATH OF THE WARGODBULLET TIME
rolled 54 = 54>>19127935Not a good roll, bro.
rolled 72 = 72>>19127916Hack the Heli while we are at it. Try to wrestle control of it.
rolled 27 = 27>>19127916Knock out the goons with a mechandrite whack to the back of the head, yank the crippled Kell- with no power to any of his systems, what with half his head and the power core now missing, he's no real danger anymore- up into the helicopter and say hello again. Hack control away from the pilot, and tell him to sit pretty and he won't be harmed.
rolled 43 = 43>>19127947Sorry. I cannot control the dice.
rolled 34 = 34>>19127916Afternoon gentlemen. I believe you're in my new helicopter. Start wrecking their shit, try not to take out the helicopter though, we're in it at the moment. We want a Kell as a prisoner/experiment, the rest of the normal power suited guys aren't that important.Also hack the living shit out of the Helicopter.
rolled 6 = 6>>19127935OhAnd droids, if we took them with us
Give Kell a shit eating grin as we impale the three troopers on or mono knives
You quickly hack the heli, and it isn't too hard to do- at least not like the one you had to hack on the solo mission. Now you have direct control of it. . so you shove the three powersuits out of the plane. "Sorry, Gentlemen." You say. "I'm afraid you're in my new helicopter."They turn about in midair, and activate their jetpacks.Oh. Yeah. You'd forgotten about those.You start firing with your gauss weapons, your bullets sparking off of their power shields. AGAIN. Fuck, do these gauss drites ever do *anything* useful?You get your question answered a second later as Kell bursts up and dives at you, and you parry his attack with your own mechandrites. Most of his eye is missing, but you can see long cables moving themselves through his head, seemingly restructuring everything that you'd damaged.
rolled 14 = 14Okay. The best dynamic entry to date, and some of the most mediocre combat rolls post-entry to date.I'm guessing this is going to devolve into a slapstick fistfight, with heads bonked on metal bits and people thrown into walls, since of course the troopers probably don't have their guns at the ready, being in a cramped helicopter which kinda needs to not be full of holes and because they don't expect their companies' biggest problem to suddenly teleport the fuck in, before we eventually manage to get control over the situation.
rolled 58 = 58>>19127993Fucking power shields. Grab hold of Kell with our big drites and rip and tear stuff off, given that he regenerates we don't have to worry that much about killing him and ruining the data we can get from him.Maybe use him at a club to smash the jetpack guys around.
rolled 55 = 55>>19127993Close the heli doors and direct its weapons against the jetpacked goons.
>>19127993Install backdoors and overrides into the helicopter in case they manage to take control back.Beat the shit out of Kell. We have our own powershield so he shouldn't be able to harm us if we can't harm him.
rolled 68 = 68Also, fuck this helicopter. Use it as a weapon against JETPACKAN guys. And open up full-bore on Kell. Time to go full WRECKER OF SHIT.
rolled 14 = 14>>19127993Dialogue as we grapple and such."Hello again, Kell! Sorry to drop in like this, but you kinda did it to me first, so it was only fair I come back. Sorry about the whole 'killing you' thing, I panicked and you got caught in the crossfire as I was trying to stop those Cadmium Dynamics dickheads from illegally shipping horrible weapons of mass murder into the city. Most agents don't think of the mooks, but I don't forget about those poor bastards. Oh, sure, I try not to kill people where I can, but it's inevitable SOMEONE will get hurt. You never expect the goons to make anything of themselves, but hey, look at us now! You get killed by a tentacled death machine's pet drone, I got hit by a bus that shattered my spine completely and crushed tons of my organs, and now we're going all Doc Oc & Spiderman on each other. Though I don't remember the part where Spiderman was a cranky middleaged IT dude with hydraulic legs OR where Doc Oc was a young office worker turned next-generation cyborg, but I feel the analogy works. So why do you fight for these CD dickheads again, exactly? They're not very nice people you know. Kidnapping children, turning people into mindless death machines, the works. Or do you even care? You'd have to be a pretty heartless git to not care about such crimes against humanity, but then again I've seen worse than you so far."
rolled 67 = 67seismic punch the undying fucker out of the plane and missile barrage him
>>19128039Proof that monologues during combat only earn us pain and suffering and lowered averages. Who'd have thought?Maybe we need an AI to coordinate our monologues without impairing our ability to kick ass...
>>19128020Ah, right. The Fu Ro Dah.>>19128039God damn, what the fuck is up with that monologue? Why the shit do we distract ourself with that bullshit.
You grab Kell, and tear off his arm again. It's easier than it was last time, probably due to how damaged the shoulder of his power armor is. He scowls again, and the three powersuits start firing at you, bullets sparking off of your own power shield, and Kell's as well.You take the chance to install an override into the helicopter and close the heli doors, directing it's weapons against the jetpacked goons as you wrassle with Kell.You tear off his other hand, and he groans again, eye rolling into the back of his head. He tries to hit you in the torso with his handless arm."Hello again, Kell!" you say, ready to start a long, impassioned rant.But then cables burst out of his wrist and wrap around your torso. Wait, what?>Roll 1d100>Taking first roll only.
rolled 40 = 40>>19128061He's going to try and take us over with this weird ass project immortality thing isn't he? This might be a disadvantage of having your brain in your cybernetic spine.
rolled 34 = 34>>19128061OH FUCK WHATNO NO WE'RE NOT BECOMING PART OF THE COLLECTIVE KELL STOP THAT BAD TOUCHGOD DAMN IT DEVOUR ISN'T SUPPOSED TO WORK ON HERO UNIIIITTS
rolled 40 = 40take his head off!
rolled 22 = 22>>19128072>>19128073>>19128075NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>>19128072Well, at least we're not completely fucked, but this is probably going to severely disadvantage us and lead to him hijacking our mechandrites, I bet. Which means we'll have to hack him back and/or use one of our two fate rolls.
rolled 35 = 35>>19128061Bullshit.Counter-hack roll
break your mechandrite arms free and crush his skull
rolled 28 = 28How dangerous is it to use Mjolnir on a point-blank target? Because this might be where we need to do so.
Read through the archives last night.Lets do this shit.
In response, you push your hand against his torso, and activate the Fus Ro Dah. He gets blown back, *through* the closed door of the heli, and he collides with the three jetpacked men. All four of them go falling, and splash into the water.<Warning.> The heli warns you. <Self-destruct has been activated. I repeat, Self-destruct has been activated.>You barge into the cockpit to find the pilot gone, and a strange device attached to the dashboard. On the dash was a sign.<CELL 7 WAS HERE LOLOLOL>You see the three men quickly flying away through the cockpit window, carrying Kell as the four of them retreat. One of the suited men turn back to you, and gives you a thumbs up.
God damn; we get nat 100's on the smallest of decisions; but when it comes to actual combat; our rolls ass kick us five ways to Sunday.
rolled 18 = 18>>19128129Well. Deactivate it then.
rolled 71 = 71>>19128129Try to deactivate it, if that doesn't work get the fuck out of the helicopter.Also how far away are they, what's the range on the Javelin and how hilarious and feasible would it be to shoot them with it?
rolled 75 = 75>>19128129Snipe his jetpack with our pistol. Hack the terminal and stop the sequence.
rolled 21 = 21>>19128129I guess it is time to bail this shit.Can we grab any information from the heli computer before bailing out.Oh, and shoot one last missile salvo at them.
>>19128155Hah. Yeah, shoot javelin at full power
rolled 23 = 23>>19128129WELL SHIT.>cell 7 and Kell as they completely play us into thinking Cadmium Dynamics was the one pulling this shit, knowing we really hate those plutocommunazis fuckersLeap out the helicopter and try and land on the nearest ice sheet. Guess we know why Kell's REALLY fighting against us; he bought into Resurgence's shit, with good reason, because we killed the poor bastard out of panic. We could've just held him at gunpoint with a drone, but we acted in haste. As dickheaded as Resurgence is, they're right, sometimes.
rolled 18 = 18>>19128129><CELL 7 WAS HERE LOLOLOL>GODDOMMOT. One of these days, I'm gonna pulp those obnoxious bastards.
You smash open the cockpit window and start firing Mjolnir at the three men. One blasts into their powershield, but it sparks off, so you fire again and again. He turns the thumbs-up into flipping you off, and then the three of them get out of Mjolnir's range.So you draw out the Javelin, aim, and fire. It barrels through the air, but he's still looking back at you- so he shoves his two partners away, pushing himself away as well. The javelin blows through Kell's leg, and you can hear his scream from here, but the jetpacked men are all unharmed.You close your eyes, and put both hands on the device, focusing on deactivating it.<Five seconds remaining.> You hear. You won't have enough time. You activate bullettime, and dive out of the same hole that Kell had been blown through, and you fall into the water. You immediately start sinking.
rolled 13 = 13>>19128129Fuck their shit, I say.
rolled 16 = 16>>19128197Well, fuck it. We'll WALK to the surface if need to.
>>19128197Fuck, spread our drites out as much as possible, to slow our sinking, but not much we can really do except hope for pick up.
rolled 89 = 89>>19128197<Oh Onyx? Now might be a good time for us to pop back up to Mark.>
rolled 55 = 55Can we swim? I guess we have to make a whirlwind with our 'drittes to swim up.
rolled 100 = 100>>19128197Time to blow ourselves back up into the air in a big, easily-spottable geyser with a FUS-RO-DAH. "COME ON, MARK. NEED SOME HELP HERE. MECHANDRITES DO NOT IN FACT FLOAT VERY WELL."Failing that, call a whale for help like Aquaman. EE-EEEEE-EEEEEE-EEEE-ACK-ACK-EEE-EEE-CLICK-ACK-EE-EEEE!
>>19128241And now we get a 100, after we could have used good rolls. /tg/ dice, thou art a cruel bitch.
>>19128241>Failing that, call a whale for help like Aquaman. EE-EEEEE-EEEEEE-EEEE-ACK-ACK-EEE-EEE-CLICK-ACK-EE-EEEE!>rolled 100 = 100OH GODI CAN IMAGINE PURSUING THEM ON A WHALE."I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU FUCKERS!"
You claw through the water, but continue sinking- your powersuit is just plain too dense for you to swim.At least, until you use the shockwave gauntlet to rocketjump upwards. The water rushes away from you, and you raise. . only a few feet, and then you're back to sinking.One of your heavy drites catch onto something- A cable of some kind. As you hang on, the cable rises."Ahoy." Mark says. "Lucky thing I thought to use that winch. You don't float well, do you?"Still dripping, you end up back in the cargo room, repairing the hole in the bottom of the VTOL. "You okay back there?" Mark asked.
>>19128241You bastard, you be steallin' my good rolls, redguard. :DNice one.I am waiting for whale to show up.
rolled 29 = 29>>19128241>two 100's in one thread>one is mine>the roll is to try and take control of the tides and nearby sealife with TECHNOLOGY and WHALE CALLS>mon visage quand
>>19128262WHERE IS THE AQUAMAN!?!?!?
>>19128278Yeah, we called for our aquatic friends: Where did they go?
>>19128278>The roll was for three things; Fus-Ro-Dahing upwards, asking help from Mark, and AQUAMANNING.>I chose the first two. I- I have to draw *some* line somewhere.Soon enough, the hole is patched, and you're sore, standing next to Mark. "Well, you can't sit until you're dry." Mark says. "I don't want you to fuck up the chair. What possessed you to teleport out there anyway?"
rolled 61 = 61>>19128252>>19128263>>19128270>>19128272>>19128278>cell 7's face when post 2 finally rolls around by popular demand
>>19128262I'm cool, just annoyed he got away.That Immortal Project thing was rather fucking freaky though. Cables repairing his face after I blew a hole in it, regeneration, sticking drites back on, he might of even tried to assimilate me near the end there.
>>19128262"Okay enough. That Kell-thing tried to... I dunno, eat me? Hijack me? And it was Resurgence running that op, not CD. As if I needed more reasons to hate those guys." <Azure, systems check?>
>>19128262"Why can't they just lie down and die the first time? Why do they always have to escape first?"
>>19128286>>The roll was for three things; Fus-Ro-Dahing upwards, asking help from Mark, and AQUAMANNING.>>I chose the first two. I- I have to draw *some* line somewhere.DAMMIT MANYOU KNOW WHICH OPTION WAS THE BEST!>>19128286"I wasn't done beating them up."
This is the final evolution of Dave that we should strive for. Just replace the arms with 'drites.
>>19128286"They got a new project, and I guess it's best to warn everybody. This guy is invincible. Almost. I got an idea"*Let this motherfucker float in pure, liquid metal*
>>19128286Annoyance, he was going to be a constant thorn in my side if I didn't deal with him, I already have enough cyber killers after me without letting them stick around. Didn't work but was worth a shot, also I think Emergence and CD are involved together somehow, or at least Emergence stole some of their stuff including Kell and Project Immortal, Team 7 left a note, they're like 4channers but without the social graces.
>>19128345..... what idea? I don't get it
rolled 45 = 45>>19128286Oh, FINE. But we were probably popping off radio and sonar signals like mad in our desperation, so can we at least get some antarctic fish?"I wanted to capture Kell's ass. He was just an IT dude running the security cameras. Blue collar. On my first real mission, where I was stopping a Cadmium Dynamics weapon shipment, he ended up getting shot to prevent an alert that would've botched the whole mission and got myself and everyone involved killed. Plus, Cadmium Dynamics' plans would go un-thwarted. It was sloppy. Cadmium Dynamics turned him into a weapon. At least, I think it was CD, Resurgence can't be well-funded enough to make THAT thing, only steal it. The made him into some sort of anti-Dave. I wanted to stop them from reclaiming him and possibly make nice through kicking his ass and then apologizing for it. You know, like how I somehow made friends out of all the Kawasagi agents. But it wasn't CD picking him up, it was Resurgence. And considering how he became what he is, he's going to eat up Resurgence's shit and become one of them, since I failed to subdue Kell and the Resurgence agents. Shit went bad, but at least we know that Kell's with them now. Would've hated that kind of surprise."
>>19128347You mean "Resurgence"
>>19128360In hot liquid metal, then let him froze.
>>19128370That I do.
>>19128385You mean that is your idea how to kill Kell?It shouldn't be that hard to kill him. He is not a T-1000. We just cut him up to billion pieces, that's all
"I wasn't done beating them up." You say. "But then that freaky Immortal Project thing tried to. . I dunno. eat me? Hijack me?" you shrug. "And it was Resurgence running that op, not CD. As if I needed more reasons to hate those guys.""You sure? The power suits sure looked like CD design." Mark said."Cell 7 left a note for me." You say. "Those fuckers. Anyway, they got a new project, and I guess it's best to warn everybody. This guy's invincible. Almost.""Almost? Do you have a plan?""I. . might." You say.Soon enough, You end up back at the rooftop of EE, already having explained the new technology to Jun on the phone."Dave." Amy says, approaching you on the rooftop. "Heard you took a swim."
>>19128401"If you call sinking like a lead brick swimming then yeah.""How far could they go on jetpacks anyway?"
>>19128401"I... I need you to install waterwings on my mechandrites, Amy. Or I'm never going near water again. Especially not around the Anti-Dave.
>>19128385And after it, just scratch on his tomb "Project Immortal" "Delayed"
>>19128401Lesson learned, giant mechadendrites and powered armor do not make me Michael Phelps. I found the Anti-Dave, his names Kell, imagine me with all of the awesomeness and suave removed and replaced by effective immortality and regeneration.So, you up for a nice dinner?
>>19128419Far enough to get back on their submersible super-gunship."It appears that me and large bodies of water don't get along too well."
"If you call sinking like a brick swimming, then yeah." You say. You sigh. "I found the anti-dave.""Anti-dave?""His name's Kell. AKA, Project Immortal. Imagine me with all of the awesomeness and suave removed, but in it's place, effective immortality and some kind of freakish cybernetic regeneration.""I. . see. Didn't those guys in CD's base talk about Kell before? The ones guarding James' Door? They were talking about Project Immortal too."
>>19128462"Yeah, that guy.Had some weird cables moving inside him and all- Wait, I'll just give you the recordings, that would be easier."<Azure, give me a copy of the fight>and then give it to her.
I like cyberpunk but this set-up's too straight a ripoff of Human Revolution. What's the point of linking a character sheet if our character's predetermined?
>>19128462That they did, apparently it was a CD project but I think Resurgence is either working for them, which given their hate of corps seems unlikely, or they stole it from them, the three guys of theirs I saw in the Heli are probably a cell that they infiltrated CD with.
>>19128462"See, I knew the guy more readily as 'the IT dude running CD's cameras who I killed because I had to.' But yeah, that guy."Followed by the tl;dr of >>19128365 ; We're outside of the mission, dang it, we can afford to go into a little detail about Kell.
>>19128462"Yeah, but that was before I kinda... killed him. Maybe that's what prompted them to make him the guinea pig. And Resurgence is involved in this, somehow.">>19128476Seconded.
>>19128480It borrows heavily, but I think its distinct enough to be entertaining. Because 'drites.
>>19128516Actually it doesn't borrow almost anything except for orange thread pic that reminds of the colorscheme in DE:HRDeus Ex did not invent cyberpunk
>>19128516>>19128480>The setting is basically CYBORGS with little sprinkles of every cyberpunk setting out there. I didn't base anything directly off of anything else, save for maybe mechandrites from admech."Yeah, that guy." You say. "I could explain what happened, but it'll be easier if I just give you the recordings." You say, and have Azure give her a copy of the fight. "Plus, Resurgence is involved in this somehow."You give her the whole story about how you met and killed Kell on the solo mission, and then impersonated him."I see." She said, watching the video on her headset. "That prehensile cable thing is pretty freaky, though. He'd need a gen-3 if he was controlling those directly, and I don't think CD has that tech yet." She said. "So my first guess is some kind of AI support."
>>19128570"Perhaps. I don't know. Freaky though.""Any plans for the evening?"
"Perhaps. I don't know. Freaky, though." You sigh. "Hey, any plans for the evening?""Well, I thought I might work on the Ravens some more, now that Omega delivered the hoverplates." Amy said. "But if you want to do something. . ."
>>19128570"Considering he had to use voice commands to get it to do stuff? I'd also guess AI support, and nowhere near as integrated as what we're working with. Which is cold comfort when he can just rebuild himself.">>19128582You guys are some kind of overly-needy leghumping cyber-puppy.
>>19128601I'm sure I could think of something, Dinner and going out swing dancing or something like that? We'll be the powersuited couple.Then we go back to my place and I can introduce you to a very special lady in my life, Ishelda.
>>19128570"The guy's really, really hard to keep down. And that's coming from me. I have no idea what he'd be like for any non-implantees or the rest of the Agents. And now that he's probably going to become a terrorist, with ample motivation to agree with Resurgence's bullshit, he's probably going to be a big, big problem. We've got Cadmium Dynamics on one front, prepping to try and start total warfare in the city again, Kawasagi on another, who we haven't quite finished our diplomancy duel with, and now Resurgence, who think we're the biggest baddest corp of all because I've shat on their plans. Except EE is only involved in corporate warfare because EVERYONE WANTS MY SPINE. We'd have to turn this place into a damned city-state to survive against everyone out to get us and protect the people from the crossfire. But that's impossible, who in EE would be crazy enough to try an idea like that?"
"I'm sure I could think of something." You say. "Dinner and going out swing dancing or something like that?""Well. . I was thinking we could just hang out and watch old movies. I've spent too much time on my feet today. And before you ask, yes, I do get uncomfortable even though they're augments." She said with a grin.
>>19128653"Alright, that sounds like a plan.A little relaxed evening. Hope no one crashes it."
>>19128653Sounds like a plan, though I'm worried that part way through the Princess Bride a cyberninja is going to attack, probably right when Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black are dueling.
>>19128653"How about the Evil Dead trilogy? I've got the old DVD's and Blu-Ray's somewhere in my old things. Hell, I think I might even have the original VHS tapes."
ask if she wants us to carry her again
Lets watch the count of monte christo
"Alright, that sounds like a plan." You say. "I haven't had a relaxed evening in. . forever. I hope no one crashes it." You say.She nods. "You're right. It's normal for us, that someone calls for help, or someone shows up with guns, or . . whatever happens, and it messes everything up." She rolls her eyes. "It's times like that when I kind of wish I was normal, right?""Hey. . You want me to carry you again?" You ask."No!" "But you've spent too much time on your feet, right?"She frowns and hits you on the shoulder."So. . . Count of Monte Cristo, the Evil Dead trilogy, or Princess Bride?" You ask, flipping through the disks you got from your storage container on the way to Amy's garage-slash-workshop (and, as you learned just now, slash-bedroom-slash-den)"I've . . never heard of any of those." She responds from the couch, wrapped in blankets.
>>19128744The Count, the Count!
lets watch em all then!princess bride first, then the evil dead trilogy followed by the count of monte christogod help any ninja immortals if we don't get to finish the count
>>19128744"Respectively, an adaptation of an adventure-revenge story in the 1900's by the same guy who wrote The Three Musketeers, which is awesome, a series of films, in order, a cheap ass shot-on-shiteo straight horror film that was funny as shit and got a horror-comedy sequel and then a lite horror-comedy nearly family-friendly sequel which is awesome, and a fantasy adventure about exactly what it sounds like which is also awesome. Take your pick. Or we can watch 'em all."
>>19128744I love Count of Monte Cristo and Evil Dead but it's impossible not to like the Princess Bride, it is pretty much my favorite movie, and if she hasn't seen it she must. We'll watch Count afterwards. We'll set up an evil dead trilogy watching later.We should set up movie nights with her more often, she probably hasn't seen the Marx Brothers or Mel Brooks either.Also we should get out of our power armor off for this, we can try controlling it remotely and use it to fetch food, popcorn and so on.
Isn't Evil Dead III pretty much completely different movie than first and second, and is much better than both of them? Why watch the first 2?I'm fine with either choice
rolled 43 = 43>>19128790THIS.REMOTE ARMOR ON.
"ALL OF THEM." You declare, and slip the princess bride into the player. "You did say old movies, you know." You tell her."Yeah, but I didn't mean *that* old. You weren't even alive when these came out, were you?""Nope." You respond with a chuckle.Nothing happens out of the ordinary.That's right, you can hardly believe it either.No cyborg ninja immortals in power suits show up, nobody gives you a panicked call, Verne doesn't storm into the garage with a twelve-gauge, 'Cell Five wuznt here lololol', nothing.Just you and the girl you like, spending time to watch hours of awesome movies.
>>19128794Better in production values, yeah. Each has better production values than the last, each has a completely different feel, each is fucking awesome in its own way.
>>19128810Awesome.Cuddle under a warm blanket while watching the movies and eating popcorn
>>19128810Cuddle under the blankets, sans power armor. Use it as the best robotic manservant ever. This may be one of the few times in the past while we haven't worn that, it's kind of getting to be an extension of our body.
>>19128831I don't think it work like that.....But we can make it work like that. We'll have to talk about that to Amy and Mark later.
rolled 41 = 41>>19128810... No one here but us and the girl we like, huh? And no random even has come to fuck up our good time. Plus, Amy was, for a time, unattended, and got cut off on the radio back during the bunker assault before we found her knocked out. Not trailed off as she fell unconscious, but was cut off.Something isn't right. It's quiet. Too quiet.<Azure. Scan Amy for Natalie-type augmentation. Or for just being a robotic replicant. Actually, both. We've gone way too long without something going wrong and I'm getting really suspicious.>
You wake up in an unfamiliar place. A couch. Odd. Amy's lying on top of you, legless, and snoring. Your power suit is standing in the corner, still active, but it has no orders right now, so it's standing perfectly still. You'd gotten the hang of using it remotely as you used it as a robotic manservant.<You have been asleep for four hours.> Azure says. Strange, you don't feel any more tired than you were when you'd only slept for eight hours. Perhaps you could go completely without it, but you retain the ability?You lay there for a moment, wondering what to do with Amy, when the mech, Epona, buzzes. "It's time to wake up, Amy." The mech says. Amy mumbles something.
>>19128810CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES CUDDLES !
>>19128847Morning Amy, we can stay in bed for a bit longer, I think I can make breakfast from here. Use our power armor to make a simple breakfast while cuddling a bit with Amy.
>>19128847Wrap hands around her."Uhhh, 5 more minutes"
>>19128847Amy, you are so adorable.Hug her more!
>>19128847"So, how did you like the movies?"
rolled 27 = 27>>19128847<Azure, take control of suit and could you make a good breakfast?>Roll for great breakfast.
>>19128895lolstop rolling when not called for, for fucks sake
rolled 58 = 58>>19128895Azure is an awful cook evidently. Unless the "cook" DC isn't very high.
"Morning." You say, and she kisses you in response. She. . doesn't seem entirely awake, so you have your power armor go and make some breakfast for the both of you. You notice that she has a coffee machine that looks like it's seen a lot of use, so you direct your suit's heavy 'drites to set that brewing as well.Almost five minutes later, she wakes up for real when Epona buzzes again. She sits up, looks down at you. "Daaave." She whispers. "You awake?"You open an eye. "I'm making breakfast." You say. She climbs up the back of the couch, and looks over to where your suit is working."I see that." She says. "We didn't, ah, do anything, did we?""No, not really." You say.
rolled 30 = 30>>19128899EY!We should not make it too easy for us.Don'tcha think?Also, reroll of >>19128905
how'd you like the count?
>>19128911Not as far as I can tell. Just watched old movies, cuddled and were attended to by the most heavily armed robotic butler the world has ever seen. How do you like your eggs?
>>19128911"You're not disappointed, are you?""So, you liked the movies?"
>>19128911"... but I had reaaaaaaly great time spent with You, and I'd like to thank You."
"Just watched old movies, cuddled and were attended to by the most heavily armed robotic butler the world has ever seen."She chuckled, and slid over to the other end of the couch, where her legs sat. She fastened them to the sockets just below her thighs, and then twisted them into place."How do you like your eggs?" You ask."I like them scrambled. Sometimes with cheese." She responds."So, you liked the movies?""Well, I loved all of them, but. . The count. . Edmund did everything for revenge. And it hurt a lot of people. It's making me think." She said. Then she shook her head. "What, you're just going to laze about there while I get ready for work?""I'm making breakfast." You say, making one of your disconnected mechandrites point to the power suit. "Scrambled eggs with cheese."She giggled, and then bent over and kissed you as you lay on the couch. "Last night was fun." She said.
>>19128983"Yeah it was. We should do that more often.I should have bunch of more old movies lying around."
>>19128983It was, we should do this sort of thing more often. Quiet evenings without corporate attacks are a nice change of pace from my usual routine, I quite enjoyed it.
>>19129013Fixin' that for You> Correction : I ENJOYED it a LOT
rolled 1 = 1>>19128983and for once lacking in total carnage<azure, can you get some drones out patrolling for bad guys; my ambush senses are tingling...>
"Yeah, it was. We should do that more often. Quiet evenings without corporate attacks are a nice change of pace from my usual routine. I enjoyed it." You say. "I should have a bunch of more old movies lying around.""I noticed. Was all the stuff in that storage container yours?""Most of it, yeah. The rest is stuff that Abel had when he lived at my place and never took with him. Why do you ask?""Well, I saw a weird red case in there, with a weird half skull half mechanical skull symbol on it. It looked kind of like the stuff on the cover of one of my dad's books."You sit up.
rolled 83 = 83>>19129033how is it that every time I make a roll it goes to one...goddammit
rolled 34 = 34>>19129036"WHAT? WHERE...."
>>19129036"Really? I couldn't find it the last time I looked through it.That should be my army!"
rolled 54 = 54>>19129036"OMNISSIAH BE PRAISED, FOR HE HAS GRACED US WITH HIS BENEVOLENT GUIDANCE ONCE MORE!"
>>19129036"WHAAAT?DID YOU JUST SEEN MY ADMECH ARMY? WHERE?!"
>>19129036Honestly, I think our army should be a hybrid between Orkz and Techpriets. That reflects Dave much better than just the priests.
"WHAT? WHERE." You say, eyes wide."What's with that look?" Amy asked."I couldn't find it the last time I looked through it. That should be my army!""Well, maybe you're not insane after all." She said with a wry grin. "I'm going to go take a shower while you finish up breakfast. No peeking." She says, and enters the bathroom.
rolled 39 = 39>>19129084we have yet to charge into battle screaming WAAAAAAAAAAGH I still figure straight up priests all the way...
>>19129088Yeah, now I want to peek. Heh.The container is around here, right? Lets get our army then.>>19129102What? Did todays thread not happen? We pretty much charged blindly into that heli... heck, we always do that. Forgot how we assaulted the Doom Dome already?And last I checked, Techpriests are not obsessed with DAKKA as we are
rolled 4 = 4>>19129088I am curious if we can peek under the door with 'dritte?Roll and anti roll to 39.
rolled 33 = 33>>19129138Oh, fuck.
>>19129088I have an idea.We have very useful, very versatile atomic nanite goop at our disposal, right?We also have our Warhammer Adeptus Mechanicus army, plus we no doubt have a few secondary armies we were building.The nanite goop can do all kinds of things to matter and rearrange it and make machinery and circuitry of it, as tiny as the atomic scale allows.Are y'all thinking what I'm thinking?"Amy, breakfast's done and on the table. I'll meet you at the workshop. I have a project I need to finish.
rolled 10 = 10>>19129147FUCK YOU MR. NOFUNALLOWEDILLROLL.
rolled 53 = 53>>19129125you may have a point I opt for lots of red on Huginn (one of the vehicles Amy is working on) 'cause red ones go faster' and a little hack in the processor for Muninn so it will always fail a direct race by a tiny margin
>>19129138>>19129147Stop being dumb, Headrox. We're not going to peek in on her, we're better than that. Besides, we have the more pressing matter than girly bits, which is our WARHAMMER ARMY.
>>19129138>>19129147Honestly, stop rolling.Do not peek. Downvoting suggestion.
>>19129165Okay, I'll pass.But >>19129150has a great idea, and I like it.
>>19129150I'm liking what you think but I think we'll need to design them or at least have someone do it.... come to think of it our AIs might be able to do it.
You're sorely tempted to peek. . but decide not to after a series of bad rolls. Instead you help your suit and 'drites set up breakfast, and soon enough, she comes back out with wet hair."Sup, Dave." She says, sitting down. "Ooh, you made coffee, too. That earned you points.""So, today, my plans are to finish up the stealth modules. I already have them working, and even with the null-zone issue fixed, but next I want to try a dual power shield and stealth module system. Normally you'd need two seperate cores, which isn't as cost-effective, but I'm trying to make both modules work on the same core.""I see." You say."What are your plans?"You think about it. . and you realize that you hardly have anything to do today. Just possibly rummage around your storage container, and move some of it to Grayson's apartment. Other than that. . it's a free day.
>>19129183ON SECOND HAND : WHY DON'T WE MAKE OUR DOOMFORTRESSFULL OF ADMECH ARMY INRL?
>>19129201"Damn, I have no plans for today....Hmm, maybe I'll spend my time combat training? Probably should ask Sigma for help there."
>>19129201We should research CD some more. Obviously they are:1) In cahoots with Resurgence2) Resurgence's secret font o' money and neat toys3) Infiltrated by ResurgenceOr some combination thereof.>>19129202That could be cool, too. Faux-servitors and way too many cogskulls.
>>19129201"I have a plan. A plan that involves the workshop nanogoop dispenser. I'll see you there." And then we grab up our AdMech army aannndd...>>19129150>>19129183>>19129186
>>19129201I'd like to look for a big container of hot, liquid metal to bury Kell in it. Let's start making a trap in DF.That may be hilarious.
>>19129254I think you are severely overestimating Kell's capabilities.We can defeat him as we are as long as we don't keep rolling so shitty for so long.
"Damn, I have no plans for today." You say. ". . I do have a few ideas that involve the workshop nanogoop dispenser, and I might get some combat training." You add. "I might talk to Sigma about that or something."She shrugs. "Or Grayson. He doesn't look it, and he sure as hell doesn't like it, but Grayson's a monster in CQC. One one mission with Verne, I saw him punch out three goons larger than him."
>>19129294BUT IF!It's just in case type of trap.
>>19129303Cant we hire some sort of martial arts specialist?
>Track down some cd goons>Knock out and capture>????>Servitors
>>19129325What for, we got friends who can beat us up for free.>>19129303"Really? I'll ask for his help then.""You sure you don't need my help today, Amy?"
>>19129303"I'll make a note of it. If Grayson doesn't agree to it I suppose I can get him to if I annoy him enough about it that he tries to bop me one, ironically, now, I'm sorry, but this can't wait, I need to GO, where's the case- AHA, there, right, see you soon, love you, bye!" And then we rush off, jogging on our mechandrites to speed things up.
rolled 7 = 7>>19129223good point...<Magenta, Onyx from what we've seen of the immortal kell can you think of any process that could reliably incapacitate him long enough to be melted down into useless scrap?><more importantly; Azure, go over all that we experienced relating to Alli Templar, could enough of her bits have conceivably survived the explosion to create an immortal?>send a message to Valhalla (assuming that the repair drones are there and still working) <Talos-local>><status on repairs? install additional turrets and seal the building totally on completion full on scorched earth policy, not even penguins survive being less than 200 yards from the dome><grayson> "dude, you home? I was thinking of moving some of my stuff in today since nobody is actively trying to tear off my face."
Could we get a speaker installed somewhere so our AI can talk directly to people around us?
>>19129376Oh, that's not a bad idea
rolled 14 = 14>>19129376I am suprised that nobody thought of that sooner seeing how easy it seems to make more advanced mods
>>19129376That's NOT a good idea.
"Really? I'll ask for his help, then." You say. "You sure you don't need my help today, Amy?""Well, I might." She said. "You're perfect for using gadgets that we haven't programmed yet, due to the gen-3. When I get the stealth and power shield done, I'll call you. Or when I'm taking a break and need a morale boost, I'll call you." She says. "You ready to go?""Sure. But you can drop me off at the storage container." You say. "I really want to find that case.""Sure thing!" She says, and the two of you get in Verne's car."So, where was it?" You ask."Oh, it was on top of that big cabinet." She responds. You were sure you looked there. . <Megenta, Onyx?> You ask. <From what we've seen of the immortal Kell, can you think of any process that could reliably incapacitate him long enough to be melted down?><Negative.> Magenta says. <We don't know enough of the tech involving him in order to come up with a counter-strategy. For what it's worth, I reccomend doing what you did with Templar; Blowing him up with tons of explosives. If that doesn't work, then nothing we can do will work anyway.><What is your status on the repairs?> you ask Talos.<Everything is complete.>You shrug. . and then think of something. <Hey, Everyone.> You say. <Feel free to use my helmet's speaker when you wish to talk to other people in the area.>"Understood." Azure says from your helmet's speaker, synthesizing a female voice, and- as you can tell, a dark blue, simplistic eye on the helmet's visor, as she speaks. "I will do so."Amy raises her eyebrows. "What was that?" She asked.
>>19129423For the whole paranoical 'cause. Also, Magneta is not human-at-all-friendly.
rolled 57 = 57>>19129303oh, and Amy, my brain started working again the other day...
>>19129453"That is Azure"
rolled 38 = 38>>19129453that's Azure.say hi to Amy Azure
>>19129458It's just her personality. She cannot do harm if we don't want to.
"That's Azure." You say. "The other AI are here somewhere, but most of them don't talk much.""Hi, Amy." Azure says. "Dave is allowing me usage of his helmet's speakers.""I.. see." Amy says, raising her eyebrows."Oh, also, my brain started up again the other day." You tell her."That's good to hear." Amy said."According to my current data, Dave's brain kicks in only when hacking or activating the more CPU-strenuous uses of the Bullfrog." Azure adds.
>>19129453"Oh. Uh. I just gave the AI cluster permission to speak through my speakers. That was Azure's understanding of that permission. I'm sure giving a growing sapient AI and three AI's whose personalities are entirely focused on mastering computer networking, John Woo stunts and mass homicide, respectively, the ability to speak their minds to EVERYONE, can't POSSIBLY go wrong."
>>19129513And while asleep?
>>19129536Don't say this.>>19129548Doesn't matter. It is us who control the drites and the drones. Megenta just helps us.>>19129535"Hopefully it will rebuild itself much more stronger than before"
"I see." Amy says. "Oh! We're here."She stops the car, and you climb out. She waves to you, blows you a kiss, and then continues on her way. You shrug, turn to the storage container, and open it with your key.You search through your belongings, and check on top of the cabinet.There it is.Your case.You pull it down, blow the dust off of it, and undo the clasps.Then you open it.Your blood runs cold.It's empty, save for a single note.<Twelve was here.>>>Ahahahahaha>>END OF THREAD 20>>I'll stick around to answer questions, and my twitter is @futureexabyte
>>19129591DAAAAAAAAAAMN YOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU TWEEEEELVEEEE-actually, we stole his God damn Antarctic bunker, so its not all that bad.
rolled 46 = 46>>19129621but that bastard has our army. that's it, we'll hunt down this guys whole organization, killing every last one of them and when we finally stare down twelve in the flesh. we'll have this to say."give me back my army and I might just maim you non-fatally"
I just realized that Resurgence are LulzSec/Anonymous of NearFutureAll the more reason to hate them
>>19129591...That. Fucking. DICKHEAD.That's it. It's settled. These guys are nothing but /b/tards with a decent amount of funding, playing agent. And they think that we're some kind of giant villain because SOMEONE decided that stabbing one of the dumb kids in the gut was a good idea. Seriously, not having a human brain and not being acclimated to that fucked up our empathy, evidently. We should think back to that scene now, with a clear head. We stabbed a teenager or young adult in the gut over information. That was seriously un-Dave-like.This guy must have left some kind of communicator, a secure one, to gloat over us. IT'S NOT OVER YET EXABYTE, WE NEED TO CONFRONT THIS BASTARD, EVEN IF IT'S OVER THE LINE OF THE THREAD END. WE NEED OUR 'TAKEN' MOMENT.
>>19129689>They're not just playing agent; they're playing agent and, so far, doing a better job than most.
rolled 39 = 39Shout "Tweeeeelllveeee!" into the sky, clutching the crumbled up note in your outstretched hands as you fall dramatically to your knees.
>>19129591Oh I'm going to RUIN this motherfucker. Death is too good for this cuntdripping. I'm gonna destroy everything he ever loved. I'm deconstructing his little kindergarten playdate of an organization. I'm humiliating him, as publicly as possible. I'm going to cripple him, and leave him to ruminate on the horrorshow that I left behind me. And THEN, I MIGHT kill him, if he's earned it.He has crossed a fucking line.
>>Also, in case anyone's wondering, I wrote a little HUEHUEHUE ending for when they rolled the nat 1 on teleporting to Kell.<Onyx, teleport me on top of him.> You say.<Calculating . . >You move suddenly, as you do when you teleport. . but this time, something goes wrong.You and Kell are screaming. You move your hand, and it slaps you in the face. You look down at yourself. . and find two bodies where there should be one. Half of your suit is missing, and for some reason, you can't breathe, Kell's torso being where your lungs should be. You scream more, despite your lack of breath, and the two of you fall into the water. . .Everything dims as you and Kell both run out of air, the water freezing and dark.>BAD END: THE FLY
rolled 72 = 72what have we got on everyone's to-do lists for the next thread?>Dave<the Valhalla rebuild redesign.-taking a level or two in fighter or monk or both.-thinking of more ways to alienate Amy's mother some more.-help Amy with the ravens. -help mark design a "drone mother" control system.-stop by and tell Jun that our brain started working again - tracking down twelve, breaking all of his fingers, toes, arms, legs, face, ribs, and spine; flaying him; putting out his eyes and leaving him to contemplate his condition in some anonymous hospital bed.>Amy<stealth/force-field system-jet-plates-finish huginn and muninn-finish epona (more)
I thought amy and dave settled on arcadia?
>>19129951>It doesn't technically have a name, yet. When it comes time, I'll start a vote with all recommended names. So far, I have ; Davecave, Davelair, Arcadia, Valhalla, Hlidskjalf, and The Dome.
rolled 98 = 98>>19129951it was discussed, but not decided that I can tell...Exabyte?
>>19129879Bah, unless bullfrog was damaged we should have survived.... and become a deep sea horror creature.>Next time on NearFuture Deep Sea Lovecraftian Horror Quest!
oh i see, so we name it later when it's completely rebuilt and furnished and christened.Arcadia, Valhalla, Hlidskjalf,those three seem the bestwhat did Hlidskjalf mean again?
>>19129975I like Arcadia.Screw, Valhalla, fucking vikings are overrated as fuck
Hlidskjalf is Odin's throne, from which he can see all the world. Kind of like how the two Ravens are named Huginn and Muninn, and how your NUCLEAR HANDCANNON is named Mjolnir.
rolled 89 = 89>>19129975I vote for Valhalla or Asgard and if we get an IDW chair installed up there we call that HlidskjalfI vote for a decorative motif of the Norse style. rough genuine wood furniture suits of chainmail etc....I wonder at Dave's ancestry now...
I vote for Asguard, seeing as it is in keeping with the Norse naming theme and we are a tentacled cybernetic death god
>>19129727This is a serious dilemma. We handled those kids too roughly and now we look like evil motherfuckers when amongst the corps we're the too-scrupulous little man trying to get by and (unsuccessfully thanks to Dave) being bullied by the big bad Cadmium Dynamics. Like how we bullied that Resurgence cell.Exabyte, is it possible we could make nice with these Resurgence dudes? They're /b/tards and were (and are) really, really stupidly unsubtle with us- which is weird, because they're pretty damn subtle about everything else- but I'm not certain if they quite understood that every single time someone kidnaps us, horrible things happen. Or that our brain was dead and our psyche was fucked as a result. Man, we were going to patch the wounded dude (it was just a flesh wound for cripe's sakes, not a fatal gut wound like we said it was) up with a medpack after we got the info we needed, but instead the other Cell slits everyone's throats thinking they were in for a lifetime of torture (it's a good thing none of them had a "little secret" to tell us or we might've gotten pic related) and so we thought they were sick fucks to do something like that, so evidently both sides have overinflated ideas of the others' failings. They think we're a big evil corp, we think they're terrorists. All because they kidnapped us and because we were too fake-brutal about extracting information because we thought they were a bunch of terrorists and not just thirty kids of varying smarts and competence funded by a wealthy idealist.tl;dr continues
>>19130055tl;dr continuedConsidering Dave is a rather benevolent dude, and these guys are idealists in a semicyberpunk setting too, a rare thing, I think we really need to rethink our approach and figure out if these are really the terrorist we thought they were out of panic (Because fuck me, if you were kidnapped by a bunch of goons wearing bandanas over their faces who proclaimed they were "SAVING THE WORLD" and trying to forcibly convert you then you'd be pretty unsympathetic of their bullshit too) or if they're actually not too bad and that EE and Resurgence should do a little bro-op in taking down the dickhead corps. And also because THOSE FUCKERS HAVE OUR ADMECH ARMY, THE ONE WE KITBASHED WITH OUR OWN TWO HUMAN HANDS, THE ONE WE PAINSTAKINGLY PAINTED DOWN TO THE FINEST DETAIL, THE ONE WE MADE GLORIOUS HOURSERULES FOR THAT EVERYONE AT THE BATTLE BUNKER WAS COOL WITH, THE ONE THAT IS, MORE THAN ANYTHING WE OWN, TRULY OURS. No terrorist dickhead would think to take a fucking Warhammer army, that's the action of a spiteful bunch of mischievous misfit protagonists/supporting characters. The action of a bunch of mini-Daves. There has been a serious misunderstanding flubup on both sides and this confirms it; they're not nearly the bunch of amoral assholes with a silly philosophy we think they are. They're just regular assholes with a silly philosophy, and that's fine by us.
>>19130068They took our miniatures man, no matter what our original misunderstandings they have escalated things beyond that which can be solved with wordsThis will end in blood, the omnissiah wills it
>>19130055>>19130068>>19130055>It may be possible, but you've done quite a bit too much to become best friends with Resurgence that easily. Their ideology, at least as much as you've learned about it, is completely against EE and everything it stands for.
fuck themresurgence kidnapped us out of nowhere, that shit ain't cool
>Also, for the hell of it, here's my data on the corps- at least, with everything you haven't seen cut out of itEmulsified Electronics: No real asthetic, as they're rather new to this whole 'corporate warfare' business.- Specialization: The bullfrog, mostly, and reverse-engineering the tech of others.- Amy's tech specialization: Plasma weaponry and power core tech- Jun's tech specialization: Neural implants, gen-3 stuff.ArmaTek: kevlar armor and gasmasks- nothing notable, as they're not a real 'corp', instead just a minor PMC. - Specialization: infantryrush, dying in drovesCadmium Dynamics: Organic, crimson red and black, vaguely malevolent. - Specialization: Power suits and synthetic organic materials. Bionic augments instead of electronic.Kawasagi Infinite: neon-blue and white, simple, smooth- everything ancillary has been removed. Think like, macintosh computers and older iphones.- Specialization: Gen-3 chairs (IDW and Control Rigs), stealth modules, ninja-esque infiltration gear, dronespam
>>19130098Can't we just give them the Emperor's Forgiveness?... Except the Emperor's Forgiveness is "absolving their heresy by killing them dead" so that won't work. What's the Imperial equivalent of regular forgiveness?>>19130125But we don't even know what EE stands for. It's been postulated, considering their meager status in the corporate foodchain, that they're fairly scrupulous and cool dudes as far as corps go with a CAPTAIN OF THE INDUSTRY at the head, but that may just be us brightening what little image of them we have available to us because EE has done us right so far, hasn't done anything unscrupulous that we can see whereas virtually EVERYONE we meet that is an antagonist is universally a bunch of bastards, save Resurgence, which we assumed to be a bunch of bastards because they black bagged us and made us melt our brains trying to resist, which at least LOOKS really unscrupulous. They antagonized us first and it's just been eye-for-an-eye making everyone blind since.We don't even have to become 'best friends' immediately. We just need to figure out what each of us actually stands for and make some form of unsteady peace, and maybe work towards bro-op later. We're fairly certain here that they are in fact just a bunch of skilled kids and young adults fighting for the right, without question or pause. Except we're the corporate commando willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. So it's good guy against good guy. Or okay guy against okay guy as it may be.On that note, you know what? Let's find a way to invite the leader to a screening of Man of La Mancha next thread, even if he's only present by proxy (or about seven proxies to be exact, inb4 we go through them.) The misunderstanding is clear to us, maybe not to him, and watching a film about chivalry's successes and failings and madness and perception of the world will probably be very poignant.
rolled 68 = 68>>19130223and future-van-corp who monopolizes everything unless Exabyte says so
>>19130055>>19130068Eh, screw that. It was "with us or against us" from the beginning, there was no middle ground. They wanted us to join then and go against EE which would essentially meant going against Jun, Grayson and our other allies.I like how Dave is. I kind of tired having all characters in Quests be independent goody-two-shoes. Working for a corp and having some primal tribe mentality ("Us against Them") is a nice change of pace.Besides, it is a terrorist organization, make no mistake. Their idea of changing the world revolves around killing and removing anything that does not fit in their ideals.>>19130224>But we don't even know what EE stands for. It's been postulated, considering their meager status in the corporate foodchain, I don't get where this comes from. It has been stated numerous times that EE is a massive, rich and influential corporation. It just recently tried its hand at weapons development and got sucked into all this corporate warfare thing. I'm sure they didn't want waging wars when they started new developments, it's just that other corps keep attacking and they need to retaliate.
>>19130309They might be rich and influential, but that doesn't mean shit when legions of jackbooted Russian plutocommunazis with nanosuits are storming your shit. The only reason the corp is still standing is because it has some seriously good agents. And maybe it's because people love the underdog, I suppose? That's the backup reason, at least. Which is a silly one.As for the 'with us or against us' you've got a point there, but maybe Dave's dude-ness might temper the fires in their hearts. I mean, our last verbal battle WAS telling him he's full of shit for the extremist viewpoints he held, not because "DANG IT, RESURGENCE, STOP RESISTING THE CORPORATE DOGMA." Dave, as we've played him and as I imagine, just doesn't like dickheads, regardless of sociopolitical gittery. Black bagging someone is pretty dickheaded. Hence the resistance.
>>19130224>>19130309>>19130419>mfw everyone is putting more thought into all of this sociopolitical stuff than I have>Also, updated the character sheet on pastebin.
>>19130419Dave is cool with people who are good to him, I think. But when somebody hurts us or our friends and loved ones ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.As long as EE keeps being cool and doesn't do some atrocious war crimes, I think Dave will stick with them.>The only reason the corp is still standing is because it has some seriously good agents.Exabyte did say that EE hires only best of the best. That's why it seems small, because it has few employees and smaller base (because there is no need for a big one)
>>19130434>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>wait, fuck, I forgot the first rule: Never let them know that you have no idea what you're doing.lolIt's okay, the characters are shaped by players and authors together in Quests anyway.
>>19130488Exactly. That's why I'm reading this discussion; that way I use everyone else's theories and say 'THIS IS HOW IT WAS ALL ALONG' and nobody will ever know my deception.
>>19130434>>19130554REWARD THIS OVERTHINKING OR WE WILL BEAT THE REWARDS OUT OF YOU. But I think you might be suffering for overusing the whole 'rolling with whatever the players say' thing. Gotta draw some solid lines somewhere, or we can't break them down and shit all over them, y'know?Also, like you said. YOU JUST ADMITTED THE DECEPTION. OOPSY DAISY.>>19130470Still, seems like EE is in desperate need of a pseudo-goon corps, for those applicants who are good but not great; we have some excellent agents to train them after all. We need men and women who are willing to take a stand against corruption in all its forms and profit from it. We need some ELECTRONIC HEROES. Enlist now and get a fancy next-gen augmented spine* free!***note: augmented spine is production model and may not allow you to be as badass as Dave Davis Davidson, despite what our advertising campaign might imply**spine-shattering bus crash and three month coma not included
>>19130654I am really hoping that we can influence EE in the future so that it never takes a wrong path. I would have going against it.Exabyte said that Jun is close to being promoted to board of directors. Since we pretty much restored her life, she would probably listen to what we have to say and be able to influence company decisions.We should really bro-up with the main director of EE
>>19130654>>Also, like you said. YOU JUST ADMITTED THE DECEPTION. OOPSY DAISY.thatsthejoke.jpgIn all seriousness, I do have my various ideas as to the various corps and their reasons for doing what they're doing. Of course, I don't mention them most of the time because I want to keep it fluid, and your discussions are entertaining and help me think. I keep a lot of things fluid, like the range of your hacking ability, or exactly how your hacking ability works, because once I set it all in stone, it's harder to retcon.
>>19130768>or exactly how your hacking ability worksIsn't it basically magic?
>>19130777Sufficiently advanced science it the technical term.Our brain lights up like a Christmas tree while doing it and we don't really use it for much else at this point, just bullet time, hacking and probably extra processing power for the Bullfrog.
>>19130777>>19130828My pet theory of how it works is that your nervous system vibrates or whatever, and that vibration causes lolmagic-psionics and then Things Happen. but this isn't set in stone at all.Of course, there's also wireless hacking that Cyan helps you with, which is 'standard' hacking, but it only works on things with wireless access, or things your cable is directly connected to.
>>19130777It seems like basically the Bullfrog and our AI cluster is the middle man and does all the actual work. It interprets Dave's thoughts and will and makes them manifest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ5s81NRdQE&feature=relmfu in other words.) The rest is up to chance, fate, the die roll.How it works on things that don't actually have a receiver? I think that operates on the Dark Eldar method. That being "LADIES, GENTLEMEN, AND OTHER THINGS I'M ABOUT TO FUCK; IT IS THIS BIG. POINT TO A HOLE THAT CAN TAKE IT OR I WILL MAKE ONE."
Hey, what was the aftermath to that military assault mission we did? We never checked out any news or anything after wards.Who was the guy we assassinated exactly?
>>19130888It goes"Ladies it is this big. Point to a hole for it or I shall make one myself."
>>19130900>The guy you assassinated, as far as you know, was one of Grayson's old enemies that he laid to rest. The news never said anything about it, so apparently they're covering it up.
>>19130925So how is Grayson feeling about this. He hasn't really talked about it. Also, what's Verme doing these days? We should visit him once in a while.
>>19130968>This is all character-storyline intensive, so I'm not actually that comfortable answering it as an answer to a question; you'll have tomorrow to ask him personally.>Verne's kind of been phased out as time went on. I didn't mean to, but I'll start to try to rectify it.
>>19130987>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>and now, diablo 3.Heh.Thanks for this quest, I'm starting to schedule my days so that I can participate in it (not like I actually have anything to do these days, I just stay up all night and sleep for half of the day. This quest starts like 22:30 for me)
>>19130925Maybe the military doesn't want the public to know that they got completely played by a corporation and had one of their no doubt unscrupulous officials killed very dead, with no one else seriously hurt or killed, despite the fact that the prime assailant was wearing ADVANCED BATTLE ARMOR WITH TENTACLES EVERYWHERE. Also, the fact that we kind of have a teleporter in our spine.That also kind of makes any form of PR showcasing our advanced tech a bit hard, because the military would capitalize on it, do a raid on the event, and make a PR nightmare for us. Or for themselves, since everyone, left, right and center would all cry "HEY YOU TOTALITARIAN FASCIST FUCKS, THAT AIN'T YOURS, PUT THAT DOWN." And then the assassination would come to light. So we should put some serious time into digging up hard evidence on the war crimes no doubt committed by the target so it can be justified as an impromptu execution for the terrible shit he did to warrant that vendetta. And also, y'know, figure out what exactly they were from Grayson.>>19130987Amy probably gabbed about us, so no doubt Verne's pissed. Maybe he'll beat down our door tomorrow and sock us one.
>>19131063I don't think we have to worry. We used the McGuffin device so they could not get any kind of signature from us to identify us. We disabled their cameras, so they have no records.Sure, tentacles might give us away but that is simply not enough evidence to use against a major corp.>So we should put some serious time into digging up hard evidence on the war crimes no doubt committed by the target so it can be justified as an impromptu execution for the terrible shit he did to warrant that vendetta. Eh, that wouldn't change a thing. We still murdered a high-ranking military official. Last I checked such kind of actions, no matter how justified, are illegal.
rolled 96 = 96any of you ever watch beast wars?remember how Rat-trap had a collection of old parts from waspinator that he'd blown off during the course of the series?we should do that with kell.we should keep a chunk off him every time we fight (assuming we don't kill him sometime), don't display them or anything, just put them in a cardboard box in an empty room sometime,
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>I have decided, spontaneously, that Dave can play the piano, cello, and violin. Just for the hell of it.So, Dave was actually brought up in a very prestigious and classy family. He was enrolled in an expensive private school for snobby rich people. From the early age of 5 year he was vigorously tutored in All Things Classy, including Appropriate Musical Instruments (personally, he would have preferred guitar but it is deemed to "plebeian" by the hoighty-pointy class of society). Being young and all, Dave didn't complain even though he never enjoyed any of this. But growing up and learning more of the world, he started resent this way of life and sought different hobbies. Nerdy hobbies (Dave is a nerd at heart) like comic books, Chinese Cartoons, Warhams, etc. He knew his parents wouldn't approve so he did this on purpose.One day they when he was about 16-17 they found out and burned his entire collection (including some one-of-a-kind, never-left-wrapper artifacts). After that, his relationship with his parents went downhill and never improved.After yet another heated argument, Dave just took all the money he collected, a bag with some base necessities and just left without ever saying a word or leaving any kind of contact information. He wandered around aimlessly for months till he found himself in NearFuture City on the West Coast. On the first day, during cold and rainy weather, he found a white kitten on the verge of starvation. He just couldn't leave the poor thing to die, so he saved her and named Ishelda.
>>19132292After a week or so, having almost run out of his money, he found himself in bar. There he witnessed a young man being harassed by a trio of drunk motorists. He didn't want to get involved at first and apparently the rest of the bar had the same idea, finally when the situation was escalating on the verge of throwing fists, Dave interfered and fought on the side of the young man. Both sides roughed up each other pretty well and Dave, the man and Ishelda had to flee lest they will have to pay damages. Finally, exhausted and sitting on the sidewalk they made introductions. The young man who later became the best friend of Dave, was called Abel. He helped him to get a job where he worked and, as it happens, needed a roommate.This all happened 4 years ago.Dave never talked about his family and Abel never pried. His early education never disappeared though. Dave knows exactly how to behave in the high society, knows all the manners and can still play the instruments he was taught, although he will need some time to get back into things (he never had money to buy them so in the past years he hadn't actually touched any instrument). Dave doesn't like his past life, so he never talks about it. He never felt that his parents loved him and thought they saw him more like a dog that has to be trained. He considered his past self dead and that he was 'reborn' 4 years ago. It is possible that his last and third names are fake (so that his parents couldn't track him down).Recently, however, after his death experience, working as an agent for EE and meeting Amy's parents he is starting to reconsider his stance and thinks that perhaps his parents deserve another chance and that he should at least call them.>I forgot how old Dave is. 24? 27?>lol at writing entire back story just because of a single line from you. What do you think? Is it cheezy?
>>19132299>Actually, that's kind of what I've been thinking. He can also play the sax, but he keeps that secret from everybody.>But then again, I'm thinking that he hates his parents because they named him Dave Davis Davidson instead of something else less ridiculous.>Also, he's around 23-25 years old, and left home at 18- pretty much as soon as he could without being legally emancipated.
>>19132356What? My totally-not-pulled-out-of-the-ass back story was actually spot on?>But then again, I'm thinking that he hates his parents because they named him Dave Davis Davidson instead of something else less ridiculous.Come on, that is not a reason to hate you parent THAT much
>>19132292>>19132299And this is why I kept the window open and checked back with a refresh every hour or so. Screencapped.This rather explains how we fit in so well at the Tolstoy house despite being a giant cyborg deathmachine and purposefully messing with the hostess a bit. Dave is, in fact, one classy motherfucker.
>>19132377>>19132377Could be not because of the name itself, but because of the sole man on Earth he shares it with, a point of endless mockery.http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Davis-Davidson/100000552197250
>>19132380>And this is why I kept the window open and checked back with a refresh every hour or so.You don't use 4chax? That thing is God send. Has a great feature that makes threads auto-update and you and see in the tabs when and how many new posts are made.
>>19132380>This rather explains how we fit in so well at the Tolstoy house despite being a giant cyborg deathmachine and purposefully messing with the hostess a bit. Dave is, in fact, one classy motherfucker.Yep, it all fits neatly together. That's why I went with that direction for my back-story proposition.Now, we need to buy a saxaphone or a violin. Though I prefer saxophone.
>>19132377>Well, it's not exactly spot-on, because I've also toyed with a dozen other ideas of Dave's parentage. Sometimes they're abusive alcoholics, sometimes he has an older sister (that he hardly knows, as she moved out when he was little more than a toddler) that made it big on the stock market and lives in Antarctica, sometimes he's from an ALTERNATE DIMENSION WHERE WH40K EXISTS and doesn't know it, etc.>Maybe his name has become some kind of complex for him. .
>>19132434Why not all of the above?
>>19132451Yeah,rich, classy, snobby people can be abusive alcoholics too. Though maybe their abuse is less physical than mental.Though I don't like the alternate dimension bit. That's just too silly
Now that we somehow fleshed out his backstory, I think we're ready to call our parents and get back in touch or soemthing.
>>19132533> Eh, I know this is the after-quest discussion, but whatever.>Also, I edited the given backstory a bit to make it fit slightly better with what's been stated so far.>DAVE'S BACKSTORY ACQUIRED:Dave was raised in a very prestigious and classy family, enrolled in an expensive private school for snoppy rich people. From the early age of 5 years old, he was vigorously tutored in All Things Classy, including Appropriate Musical Instruments. Being young and all, Dave didn't complain even though he never enjoyed any of this. But as he grew up and learned more of the world, he started to resent this way of life and sought different hobbies. Nerdy hobbies, like comic books, Chinese Cartoons, Warhammer, etc. He knew his parents wouldn't approve; in fact, that's the very reason why he chose those hobbies over something more acceptable.One day, when he was about 16 to 17, they found out and destroyed his entire collection, including one-of-a-kind, never-left-wrapper artifacts, and they even smashed his Titan. After that, his relationship with his parents went downhill and never improved.
After yet another heated argument, Dave took all the money he had collected, a bag with some base necessities, quit his prestigious ivy-league college, and just left without ever saying a word, changing his surname to something ridiculous so that they would never find him. He wandered aimlessly for months until he found himself in NearFuture City on the west coast. On the first day, during cold and rainy weather, he found a white kitten on the verge of starvation. He just couldn't leave the poor thing to die, so he saved her and named her Ishelda.Soon enough, Dave found a job as an office clerk, but his paycheck didn't quite pull enough for an entire apartment by itself, so he set out an ad searching for roommates. Soon enough, Abel entered the picture, and they became quick friends. (In retrospect, Dave was quite lucky not to get an asshole for a roommate.) After pulling strings to get Abel a job at the same place Dave had, the two worked and lived together for a few years, at least until Abel's grandmother died and he inherited her house. Abel moved out, but they continued working together for a year or so until Dave got hit by a car.And that, as they say, was the prologue.
>>19132649>>19132654>DAVE'S BACKSTORY ACQUIRED:Yes!And it only took like what? Twenty threads?
>>19132675>In twenty more threads, you guys might get another prize! Like. . uh. . ISHELDA QUEST. Where you will be the queen of all you survey. . Or something. Or maybe I'll finally explain what the dream sequences are.
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte>Also, thanks be to the anon who wrote most of that backstory.You're welcome